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August 10 1917/2017

Brooklyn - The canning demonstration given by Miss Lodie Smith, of State College, at I. O. O. F. Hall last Thursday, was attended by about 70 ladies, who showed much interest in this work for the conservation of the food supply.

Montrose – G. Kilmer Ackley, brother of B.D. Ackley, who was Billy Sunday’s famous pianist, is to conduct a temperance campaign in Susquehanna county in the interest of the No-License League.  He has given his patriotic temperance address, “Booze or Beef” in the M.E. Church at this place. ALSO W.A. Taylor, formerly of Dimock, has received a message that his son, George E. Taylor, and family, a missionary at Chang Sha, Hunan Province, China, would arrive at New York on a furlough about Aug. 15th. He and Mrs. Taylor have been conducting the Faith orphanage at Chang Sha with excellent results, going there in September, 1913. His sons, having learned the printing trade, materially aided in the printing and spreading of the Bible and gospel literature. [Two sons of George were Maurice and A. Ralph Taylor. Maurice was well-known for creating and directing the Montrose High School band and A. Ralph Taylor was owner of Taylor’s Store in Montrose.]

Susquehanna – Fifty girls who are doing piece work in the machine shops of the Erie railroad at Susquehanna are said by an official of another railroad to be an interesting sight, although the public is not allowed a glimpse of them while at work. They wear one-piece overalls, with a jaunty little cap, and have their own rest room, where they change their clothing, and their instructors and superintendents see that they are not molested while at work.  An interesting fact in regard to the work of these girls, it is alleged, is that they make more than the men did at the same work, for they work faster and more steadily and are paid for the amount they do on the same basis as the man.

Forest Lake – As we go to press the case of E.H. Sivers, against the Township of Forest Lake, is being tried. It is an action for damages for injury received by Mr. Sivers when his wagon went over a bank on the road near Forest Lake, and he was thrown a distance of 30 ft. He claims he received injuries from which he is still suffering.

Hopbottom – A farewell party was given in Masonic hall for Miss Shirley Powers, who leaves for Newark in a few days to enter training as a nurse, and for Eric Brown, who has enlisted in the service of Uncle Sam. Miss Powers has been employed in the post-office for several years and will be missed by all.

Clifford – A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Bennett and the Misses Blanche and Mary Kline, Ruth Horton, Ethel Turner, Marion Taylor and Katharine Rounds will camp at Newton Lake for a week.  They will occupy E.E. Finn’s cottage.

Ararat – William Leach, formerly hotel proprietor at this place, died at the home of his son, Cecil Leach, Portsmouth, VA. The deceased was known as “Brave Bill Leach,” a name gained when he captured two desperate criminals who sought refuge in a box car at Ararat, in the month of February, 1898. At the risk of his life he opened fire on them and succeeded in capturing two of the gang.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Andrew Taylor, and a son, Harwood, of Carbondale, and B. Cecil, his eldest son, who has been a resident of Portsmouth, Va. for several years. He was widely known in the eastern part of the county and highly esteemed by his friends. Burial in the family plot in Thompson cemetery.

Thompson – Miss Jane Mathewson, of Factoryville, Pa., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert B. Mathewson, and Leroy C. French, of Scranton, formerly of Thompson, were married at the M. E. parsonage, August 1st, by the Rev. W. E. Webster of the Court Street Methodist Church, Providence, PA. They were attended by the bride’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Branning, of Dunmore.  The bride is a sister of the famous pitcher, Christy Mathewson, now manager of the Cincinnati Reds.  The groom holds a responsible position with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and is at talented musician.

North Jackson – Plucky Miss Beatrice June killed a rattlesnake near her home on Thursday last, dispatching it with a hoe.  It had eight rattles.

Forest City – Two more names were added to the long list of those who are in the army when Frank Wisneski and Anthony Chicienski left for Fort Slocum. ALSO David Jones, of Company E, 13th Infantry, was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones of South Main Street. David has been located at Lanesboro since the return of the regiment from the Mexican border. He is anxious to land “Somewhere in France,” preferring life at the front rather than guarding the Starrucca Viaduct.

News Brief: Deer are being seen in various parts of the county, indicating that they are multiplying under the protection of the more stringent game laws. A deer was seen by George P. Little, son of the late Judge Little, on the Little farm during the week. The young man with three other employees was working in a field when the beautiful animal loped through the lot, cleared a fence, at a bound and disappeared in the woods.

200 Years Ago Today, from the Centinel, Montrose, PA, August 10, 1817.

*NOTICE.  The person who took a Watch out of Sheriff Howell’s house some time since, in rather a private manner, is requested to leave the same at Mr. Clark’s Printing Office, and thereby save his character from coming before the public in a manner not altogether so agreeable. “A stich in time” can “save nine!”   Aug. 1, 1817.

*E. H. Mansfield & Co.  Have just received, and are now selling, an assortment of warranted Silver Table and Tea Spoons: Also, all kinds of GOLD & SILVER work.  CLOCKS & WATCHES repaired on the shortest notice, and in the best possible manner.  They have various kinds of new English and French Watches, warranted, which they will sell cheap. Cash paid for old Gold and Silver. Montrose, August 9, 1817.

*Choose Ye This Day.”  Apologies can no longer answer the subscriber’s necessities; he therefore MUST and WILL have his old Store notes and accounts settled up IMMEDIATELY. Tavern accounts not excepted.  CHAPMAN CARR.   Montrose, August 1, 1817.

*REMEDY for the DIFFICULTY OF HEARING.  DR. D. GREEN  Takes this method of letting society know that he has discovered a new and easy way of assisting those who are hard of hearing, quite a new way. Knowing that Providence has permitted a remedy to grow for every disease, he has made it his study this number of years past, to try to find out this remedy. At length he flatters himself of being successful more so than any man yet. The remedy generally gives help, except to very old persons, who begin to lose their eyesight, about the time that the hearing becomes weakened. To all others it, as yet, has seldom failed of restoring that great blessing of hearing. Directions can be sent to the patient by post or otherwise, to any place however distant. At the same time, it may be somewhat satisfactory to those distressed to know that they may pursue their usual business, and to eat & drink what tastes best. The preparing, transmission, & c. of the remedy, will come to about five dollars. This, enclosed in a letter, post paid, will cover all expense to the patient. Mr. Editor--Many people, in letters to me, express a wish to have the principle of cure explained to them. This I cheerfully will do.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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