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August 13 1915/2015

Brooklyn – Announcement was made yesterday by the Scranton and Binghamton Railroad Co. that its three-mile extension from Hop Bottom to Brooklyn will be open and in use on August 16. It is the hope of the company to have the line opened to Montrose by the middle of November, and the hope will be realized, it was said, if prompt delivery of steel rails can be obtained.

Susquehanna – Engineer C. H. Pettis, while in the discharge of his duties some years ago, lost both of his lower limbs by a locomotive passing over them.  With artificial limbs, however, he is able to go about his daily work in the engine cab and is one of the most careful and trusted engineers in the Erie yards at that place. ALSO The old buildings are all torn away on the site of the new Opera House on Main Street, and they expect to begin work right away on the new structure.

Middletown Center – Miss Winifred Doney has returned home after learning dressmaking at Montrose and is prepared to do all kinds of first class dressmaking.

New Milford (Highlands) – Leo Kenyon, of this place, and Miss Mabel Brown, daughter of E. L. Brown, were married by Rev. H. S. Thomas at the M. E. parsonage in New Milford on Aug. 3. The happy couple is on a trip to Wyalusing and other places.

Brookdale – Michael Dolan was in Montrose this week, doing jury duty.  Mr. Dolan came from Ireland over a half century ago and is a prosperous farmer, being the father of twelve children, nearly all of whom have gone out into the world and secured good positions.

Birchardville – William A. Owen purchased S. S. Lyon’s famous coach horse, “Ben,” for $2,400.  He was the most noted German coach horse ever owned in this section. This stallion weighs about 1,300 lbs. and the breeders of this section will doubtless be glad to have the opportunity to breed animals that are real general purpose horses, doing farm work and at the same time having a quick gait that will make them good roadsters.

Springville – The local team won a hotly contested game from the strong Meshoppen team on the grounds here on Saturday. Overfield pitched for the home team and was unkind enough not to allow them a single hit. The final score was 5 to 2.  The result was a great surprise to the visiting team, as they had beaten our team in the last game played.

Alford – Angus Richardson is installing acetylene lights in his house and barn.

Thompson –The following is a list of the names and number of automobiles now owned in Thompson borough: Hudson, 1; Maxwell, 5; Ford, 3; Metz, 3; Kinmore, 1; Paige, 1; Studebaker, 2; Franklin, 2; Overland, 3. Total, 21.

Forest City – Edward Nesky is home on a furlough.  He is stationed at Fort Slocum, NY. Sunday, he and Peter Petrus, while riding the latter’s motorcycle, ran against a telephone pole in Carbondale, rendering Nesky unconscious for more than an hour.  He was brought home in T. P. McCormick’s auto in a comatose condition.  He was injured about the face and head. Petrus escaped with slight injuries

Montrose - Down at Orange, NJ, Thomas A. Edison has yielded to the plea of his neighbors and thrown away one of his inventions—a fire whistle which could be heard, the neighbors say, clear to the Pacific coast. If Thomas isn’t going to use it, Montrose might get hold of it for a fire alarm. The one that is being tested out this week can’t be heard above some of these measly 4-cylinder autos that the youths drive up Public Avenue, with cut-outs open, to make the initiated believe they have a 12-cylinder. Now, however, the State law, affecting autoists who run with mufflers open, will be vigorously enforced by borough authorities. Violators in Montrose will be arrested, and fined not less than $10.00 and perhaps $25.00, after the first offense.

Hallstead – The Hallstead Base Ball team went to New Milford on Saturday for a game with the team in that place and was victorious by a score of 6 against 5. The battery for Hallstead was Condon and Baker while Curtis and Thomas officiated on the mound for New Milford. The umpire was Chas. Culver, of New Milford. The chief feature of the game was the excellent work of Baker and O’Brien of the local team.  During the game the umpire got into a scrap with the center fielder and was going to fire him out of the game, but did not do so on account of losing the game. The first time to bat after the argument, the fielder put the ball into an apple tree on the opposite side of the field for a two-bagger and thus redeemed himself.

Jackson – Dr. Clayton Washburn and family, of Jacksonville, Fla., are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Washburn.

Great Bend – Miss Mary Colsten is the successful winner of a new hundred dollar Royal typewriter, the master model 10, for the best slogan for the Royal. The winning phrase that captured the prize supplied by Miss Colsten was “compare the work!!”

Silver Lake – Remember the big picnic here, Saturday, August 14, under the auspices of the congregations of St. Joseph’s and St. Augustine’s parishes. Elaborate plans have been made for entertaining both old and young.

West Clifford – H.M. Reese stated that during last winter he had built a chair containing 620 pieces and of thirteen kinds of wood. He will have it on exhibition at the Uniondale fair. Mr. Reese said he had been offered $100 for the chair by a Scranton man, but declined the offer.

Choconut – On Saturday, Rev. J. T. Russell, of Silver Lake, entertained to a dinner at the Choconut Valley Inn, a party from Red Cloud Camp with other friends numbering in all forty-five. Among the guests was Rev. Daniels, pastor of the Episcopalian church, Toledo, Ohio. He was the son of the late Dr. Daniels, of Owego. His mother was the daughter of Hiram Bates, one of the prominent members of Choconut Baptist church, who resided on the place now owned by James E. Hawley. After dinner Miss E. C. Chamberlin received a call from Rev. Daniels, his mother being an old friend of her family.

News Brief: The Woman’s Liberty Bell, symbol of the appeal of the women of Pennsylvania for the rights of full citizenship, will pass through this county on Aug. 16, 17, and 18. The bell, mounted on a motor truck and escorted by a corps of women speakers, is touring the State to remind the voters that the women of Pennsylvania are asking for the passage of an equal suffrage amendment to the State Constitution on November 2nd. The towns which the bell will pass through are: Hopbottom, Springville, Montrose, New Milford, Hallstead, Great Bend, Oakland, Lanesboro, Susquehanna, Jackson, Ararat, Herrick Center, Uniondale and Forest City.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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