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August 14 1903/2003

Clifford - The descendants of Capt. Jonathan Burns will hold their 4th annual reunion at the old Captain Burns' homestead in Clifford, Tuesday, Aug. 28. The old original house, built in 1812, is still standing and if thought advisable this old landmark will hereafter be used as the meeting place from year to year. Let every relative come and bring their lunch basket.

Bridgewater Twp. - Mrs. Huldah Hinds Burrows, with two of her sons, James and Howard Burrows and their wives, of Picture Rocks, Lycoming Co., PA, are making a two week visit with their friends and relatives in Montrose, Fairhill, Lawton, Rushville, Bridgewater and Franklin Twp. Mrs. Burrows is a daughter of Deacon Conrad Hinds who was one of the early settlers of Montrose. He spent a number of years on a farm about 11/2 miles west of Montrose. Mr. Hinds, who died Oct. 26, 1860, was a deacon in the Baptist church of that place and a strong advocate of right principles. Her husband, Asa, was a son of Amos Burrows, who in 1848, with his family, moved from a farm, known as the Avery Frink farm, about one mile from Montrose, to Picture Rocks, where he was engaged in the manufacture of furniture. Asa died July 1, 1903. The family has enjoyed the long rides over the splendid road and have succeeded in landing some fine fish from Wyalusing creek and other streams.

Susquehanna - The Starrucca House has discontinued business, after having been conducted for about half a century. Martin J. Ryan, proprietor of the Starrucca House, has purchased the Canawacta House and will take possession Saturday next. The Starrucca House will be closed, but the Erie will maintain a lunch room; the building will be used for railroad purposes. AND Work on Drs. Goodwin and Washburn's Willow Street Hospital has begun and it will be open in October.

Oakland - A. W. Cook, of Oakland, desires to furnish Susquehanna with artificial gas for lights, heating and power purposes, for a period of three years. The Common Council will consider the matter.

Dimock- A lawn social will be held at the residence of C. H. Newton, Thursday eve, Aug. 20th, under the auspices of the Dimock Literary Society. If stormy it will be held the following evening. Excellent music will be furnished and the proceeds will go towards the purchase of new books for the library.

Harford - The Harford Salvation Army gave a street parade last Monday night and if the weather permits will give an open-air concert in the band pagoda, Monday evening.

Silver Lake - The funeral of Mrs. Michael Reardon was largely attended from St. Augustine's church, Sunday; 78 carriages were in the funeral procession. Mrs. R. was 73 years old and is survived by five sons and six daughters.

West Auburn - Wednesday morning, after the heavy fall of rain, Asa Hitchcock, on entering the Swisher quarry for a load of stones, met with a mishap. The embankment gave way and team and wagon fell a distance of 20 ft., dislocating things in general. Byron Angell, trying to hold one of the mules, the snap caught his fingers and lacerating them so it was necessary to have Dr. Beaumont dress them. Harry Younker and John Devine each received a kick. That mule certainly was impolite.

Lawton - The Lawton Farmers' Club are making extensive plans for their Fair to be held at Lawton, Sept. 9-10. Remember that this is to be an important event in our midst, and it is urged that a very large exhibit be made this year. Farmers, we can make this fair a grand success. Let us be up and doing!

Uniondale - The School Directors have secured the services of a Mr. Dexter, of Damascus, Pa., as principal of our schools.

Friendsville - Patrick Matthews, the veteran wagon builder, was in Montrose Monday and put a notice in the Democrat as to his wagons. Call and see him, if you want a wagon you can rely on.

Forest City - Miss Letitia E. Brown and her father, John C. Brown, began a suit against the Scranton Railway company to collect $20,000 damages. Mr. Brown is engaged in the furniture business in Forest city and in May, 1902, his daughter got on one of the company's cars at her home to ride to Carbondale and the car collided with a train at a crossing and the passengers were thrown about and several of them injured, among them Miss Brown, who sustained an injury to the knee that was painful and permanent.

Springville - A number from this place attended the [Anna May] Stark and [Ernest] West wedding at R. Squire's on Wednesday last. The contracting parties were recipients of many useful and valuable presents. They left amid a shower of rice. They passed through Springville with quite a stock of shoes strung underneath their carriage for which it is hoped that none of the guests would have to go home in stocking feet.

Great Bend - The driving association are busy preparing the race track and building stalls. They will also prepare seats for 1000 people. The dates are August 10, 21, 22.

Jackson - A. B. Larrabee is in poor health. Sunday, last, he was 86 years of age and is one of Jackson's oldest residents, having removed from Vermont with his parents in 1832 and has since resided in the township. AND Wm. Birdsall will dispose of his farm and remove to New Milford, where he has purchased the Moss property.

South Gibson - On a recent evening, the members of Morgan's South Gibson cornet band, with their families and friends, met at the home of their leader, David Morgan, by special invitation of Mr. Morgan. The band played a number of choice selections after which they were treated to ice cream, cake and lemonade.

Montrose - There will be a piano recital given at Presbyterian church, Tuesday evening, Aug. 25th. The performer will be Franklin Sonnakolb, of New York City, one of the leading concert players of the country. This will be a rare musical treat for Montrose and all lovers of music should avail themselves of this opportunity of hearing the great artist.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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