August 15 1913/2013
Montrose - Many are joining the kitchen Cabinet Club which is being promoted by James C. VanCampen. Many ladies consider this club superior to the suffrage movement.
Forest City - An automobile driven by Constable M. J. Walsh, of this town, containing three other men, turned completely over down a bank near Heart Lake, Friday afternoon. A Mr. Owens, who was in the car, had several ribs broken, and was taken to his home. The others escaped injury. The car suffered little damage and the party was able to continue in the machine—a new Ford which Mr. Walsh had purchased the week previous. [Another article reported that Mr. Walsh broke three ribs and that he was from Uniondale.]
Choconut, Camp Susquehannock Baseball - There was too much “Buster” Brown in last Saturday’s game with Choconut, and then besides, Brown banged out a hit for 3 times up while Merritt, of old Yale, again hit for the merriest home run to be desired and again in the 7th sent a drive for 2 bags. The annihilation of Frye came in the 3rd when with Aloe out Brown singled to right, C. Shafer hit for the same distance, Shons singled –result 6 runs. Choconut’s only run came in the first when Clark hit for 2 bases and scored on a passed ball and an error: Wingate’s drive to the right field fence in the 9th, which barring condition of ground would have been an error, was the last semblance of a hit. Merritt’s 2 bagger and Dawson’s drive netted the remaining scores. Score 9-1 in Camp Susquehannock’s favor: Umpires, Dr. Conklin, “King” Kelly, Vrooman Gardner.
Uniondale - The W.C.T.U. of the second district of the Susquehanna County held an institute in Ladd’s grove, Aug. 2. Rev. Lee Anna Starr was presented the subject of women suffrage in a most logical and interesting manner. As a speaker she is certainly one of the best.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. - On Tuesday night of last week fire destroyed Joseph Avery’s sawmill. It is thought the fire originated from a spark from the engine. ALSO: Lafayette Shelp was a caller in Montrose. Mr. Shelp, although he has passed his 73rd birthday anniversary, has scarcely a gray hair in his head and appears as young as a man of 53.
Clifford - During the thunder shower Sunday morning, which covered a wide territory, much damage was done in various parts of the county by buildings and trees being struck by lightning. The barn of Burdick Cobb was burned, together with its contents, consisting of 25 tons of hay.
Brooklyn - J.J. Austin, proprietor of the Austin House states that he is entertaining all the summer visitors his house will accommodate at present. With the coming of the trolley line, furnishing easier means of transportation, he anticipates a greatly increased summer trade. No more delightful town can be found in which to spend the summer months than the beautiful village of Brooklyn.
Forest Lake - The 6th district of the temperance work will hold an institute August 27, 1913, at the Baptist Church at Forest Lake. A free lunch will be served at 12 o’clock. The afternoon and evening will be taken up by the temperance workers. F.P.Carr, Sec., Forest Lake Union.
Bridgewater Twp. - James H. Clough was in Montrose looking for chicken thieves, who had taken from 25 to 30 birds from his flock of 150, the previous night. He traced the parties to Montrose having seen where they had tied a horse and wagon near his farm the better to lighten labor of carrying off the fowls. It is reported that the farm of Scott Drake, at Forest Lake, was also visited recently and about 100 chickens stolen.
Kingsley - Harold Paterson, the 14-year-old of Mr. and Mrs. August Patterson, died from injuries sustained while working on the Lackawanna cut--off bridge at that place, in the State hospital, in Scranton, Sunday night. The boy was employed as water carrier and while climbing on a locomotive lost his footing and fell, the engine striking him, fracturing his skull and badly cutting his face. He was hurried to the hospital but his injuries were of such a serious nature that he died Sunday evening.
Rushville - E. B. Alderson has the job of putting up the new schoolhouse. Work was begun on Tuesday.
West Auburn - A. F. Possinger, general manager of the Empire Creamery Co., which company handles the output of the West Auburn Creamery Co., has found it necessary, owing to increased business, to remove his family to Spencer, NY, where is located one of the largest of the creamery plants. The family, including Mr. and Mrs. T. C. James, expect to move some time next week. We shall miss these old neighbors of ours, of solid worth. We understand that Mr. Possinger will continue as manager of the West Auburn creamery, Arthur Wilcox continuing in immediate charge of the creamery here.
Susquehanna - The Ladies’ Aid of the Presbyterian church enjoyed a delightful day with Mrs. Hogan and daughter and Mrs. Fred Beebe, at the house boat up the river, Friday.
New Milford - W. E. Hollihan, the genial representative of the I.C.S., is driving a Buick auto—that is, he will be driving it again when it is repaired from the effects of trying to climb a steep bank near Windsor. ALSO: Ed. T. Lewis and son, Leon, of St. Petersburg, Fla., arrived here Wednesday evening. They left St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Jul 29 in their Cadillac car and made a record run of 1600 miles without accident or tire troubles. They expect to remain in this section for about three months. Mr. Lewis is a native of New Milford and comes back to his old home to spend summers.
News Brief - “Throw out the Life Line,” and similar old hymns are to be banished from church hymnals if a movement started by the national convention of organists is successful. The old songs were branded as “curly tail,” “ragtime” and “German band hymns” by delegates to the convention. Included in the hymns, which the organists would have ruled out are productions of Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley. ALSO: Some of the mayors of cities have taken the stand that woman must wear the new sheath dress with a “slit.” The latest one we have noticed was Mayor Silas Berry, of Norwich NY, who gave his decision as above. Now, this reminds us to inquire what position the Mayor of Montrose is going to take.
Compiled By: Betty Smith