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August 16 1912/2012

Birchardville - Selden C. Birchard received a thoroughbred Jersey bull calf from Dalton parties last evening, which will be added to his fine herd of thoroughbreds. The calf’s dam holds the world’s butter record for a cow at her age.

Montrose - Baseball! Baseball! Rain prevented our big game with Keyser Valley last Saturday afternoon but happily it proved only a postponement and incidentally enables us to offer to the patrons of base ball two big games this week, which will be played as follows: Today (Friday) August 16, Montrose vs. Camp Choconut. This is Choconut’s annual visit here and a gala day is made of the occasion. On Saturday, August 17th, comes the Keyser Valley team who boast of their ability to lower the pennant of the undefeated Camp Susquehannock team.

Great Bend - Paul Stelik, aged 35 years, an Austrian residing near Red Rock, a few miles from Great Bend, was struck by an express train Tuesday evening and killed. His mangled body was found near the tracks on the W. D. Mason farm. It is supposed when returning from Great Bend, where he made some purchases, he was struck by the fast train and instantly killed.

New Milford - A. J. Baldwin, of Chino, Cal. is a guest this week of his sister, Mrs. Eudora Millard. Mr. Baldwin, who is a former resident of this county, has been visiting at South Gibson, Susquehanna and New Milford, prior to coming here, and in a number of other places in the East since leaving California in the early summer. He plans to attend the reunion of Co. F. 141st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which is to be held in New Milford next Thursday, and of which company he is a member. His brother, E. C. Baldwin, and wife, who went to Chino this spring, like the country, although Mrs. Baldwin is homesick for the friends and neighbors at Forest Lake. Mr. Baldwin likes the country and he has been benefited in health, he looking like a man of 55, while in reality he lacks but a year of seventy.

D. L. & W. Railroad - There is a persistent rumor that the D. L. & W. tracks which will be abandoned with the completion of the new cut--off between Clark’s Summit and Hallstead will be utilized by the projected Scranton-Binghamton trolley line. It is probable, as prominent railroad stockholders are financially interested in the new trolley.

South Montrose - The Rogers reunion was held Aug. 8 at Ed. Sheen’s. Aunt Millie, as we all call her, who is 86 years old, drove her horse six miles and back to attend the reunion, preferring to do so rather than ride in the automobile. ALSO Ross Griffis has sold his residence to Alvah Allen and will move to Oklahoma soon. We all wish Ross success in his new home. We shall miss him as station agent as well as neighbor.

Lawsville - The following teachers have secured positions in our township for the coming season: Miss Mary Downs, Lawsville; Mary Cosgriff, Stanfordville; Lulu Lindsley, Rhiney Creek; Ella Bailey, Brookdale; Julia Mahoney, Hillside; Anna Dolan, Mountain Valley.

Susquehanna - The death of Wm. Walter, aged 16 years, occurred at the Simon H. Barnes Hospital in Susquehanna on Friday, Aug. 9, 1912. The young man’s death was due to injuries received in a stone quarry at Brushville on July 12th. He was a young man highly regarded by all who knew him, having graduated this spring from the Laurel Hill Academy in the commercial course. His body was taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Spahn, in Oakland, Friday, and later to Catskill-on-the-Hudson for interment.

Dimock - W. G. Thornton was a caller in town Monday. Mr. Thornton, although carrying a bullet in his thigh as a memento of the Civil War, is hale and hearty and enjoying good health. He showed his soldier grit not long since by undergoing an operation for the removal of a tumor of the scalp without taking an anesthetic, the wound having since healed entirely and he anticipates no further trouble from it. ALSO W. H. Palmer has purchased a Ford touring car from Chas. E. Roberts. Mr. Roberts has sold eight Ford cars this season and claims the principal difficulty now is to secure cars, the factory output being absorbed so rapidly that the demand cannot be properly supplied.

Heart Lake - Mahon’s orchestra will give another of those popular square dances here on Wednesday evening, Aug. 21st; tickets 50 cents.

Brooklyn - Little Winston Lee Merrill, now ten weeks old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Merrill, has six living grandmothers. The grandmothers are: Mrs. Frank Merrill, 51; Mrs. Emerson Sterling, 49; great-grandmothers: Mrs. Mary Sterling, 74; Mrs. Milo Saunders, 70, and Mrs. Julia Sloat, 70; great-great grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Beeman, 89.

Camp Choconut, Friendsville - Albert Miller, tonsorial artist, made his 12th annual trip to Camp Choconut, Friendsville, Monday. He cut 50 heads of hair that day, a job which generally two men would not care to tackle. Mr. Miller says that he always retires early the night before and leaves his nerves at home when he goes, and manages to pull through all right without “pulling hair.”

Lynn, Springville Twp. - While roofing the house of W. A. Welch last week, W. W. Palmer met with an experience he will not soon forget. While taking off the old shingles he came in contact with a yellow jackets’ nest about the size of a peck measure. There was a pitched battle for awhile, the jackets being finally subdued after many stings.

News Briefs - A Pittsburgh photographer has been Ithaca this week, for the purpose of photographing the brains of Ruloff and Menken, famous murderers who were hanged many years ago in Binghamton, and whose brains were later turned over to Prof. Wilder of Cornell University. Wilder’s collection of 1,700 brains is the largest in the world, and the brains of the two murderers are regarded as the most prominent. The pictures of the brains of Menken and Ruloff will be used in a book being prepared for publication by Dr. Sheldon of the University of Pittsburg. ALSO: Local veterans have been quite exercised this week by the failure of their pension vouchers to arrive. This is a condition of affairs unknown for some years, and in many instances has caused hardship to those dependent entirely on the quarterly pension money. With a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives at Washington, the Democratic House has been enabled to hold up the pension appropriations, it is alleged. The Southern Democrats are not in sympathy with pension legislation and lose no opportunity to put stumbling blocks in the way of benefiting the Northern soldier.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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