August 18 1899/1999
Auburn - Our enterprising miller, Mr. Tanner, at Elk Lake, just went to the expense of $500 to furnish his grist mill with a first-class wheat mill, which is now kept busy grinding out the beautiful golden wheat to the satisfaction of his many customers. This will now encourage farmers to raise their own bread, which will be quite an item in money saving.
Gibson - Ira Lewis and wife, who have spent the summer with friends here, have returned to their home in Illinois.
Lawsville - G. W. Lockwood has traded his farm in this place for a house and lot in Binghamton with J. VanHoten.
Forest Lake Centre - Edward Marshall, the noted war correspondent of the New York Journal, who was shot through the spine and paralyzed from the hips downward, in the fight at LaGuasima, Cuba, June 24, 1898, has recently had one of his limbs amputated in order to save his life. He is the author of the book, The Rough Riders. He is a grandson of Dexter and Fanny Marshall, deceased, who resided for many years at Birchardville, and he is a son of Rev. Davis C. Marshall, a Baptist minister who preached for many years in different parts of York State.
Hop Bottom - The Foster House is now lighted by Acetylene gas. E. M. Tiffany's store will be furnished with light from the hotel plant.
Forest City - The recent disastrous fire is to be followed with a lively building boom. Several of those who suffered by the fire, having already completed arrangements to erect modern brick structures on the sites of the burned buildings, T. C. Manzer, W. H. Wildenberger and J. F. Wellbrock, are among those who will rebuild. AND - Mr. N. W. Dow had the electric lights put in his house recently.
Springville - The Springville band will enter the great band contest at Tunkhannock to be held in connection with the Firemen's Convention, and will try conclusions with such well-known bands as Bauer's, of Scranton; Bakers, of Binghamton; the "R. A. Packer," of Sayre, and the "Germania," of Towanda. The Springville boys have got plenty of grit, that's certain.
Elk Lake - The new church is progressing finely under the skillful workmanship of Mr. Whitman and son, of Lindaville.
Rush - The buckwheat on Devine Ridge was destroyed by the hail which fell in chunks and was driven with great force by the high wind that prevailed. Corn suffered severely, the foliage and outer skin being literally cut into ribbons. A.D. Gary had 40 window lights broken.
Herrick Centre - At a meeting of the Herrick school board they passed a resolution to secure one acre of ground in Herrick Center and build upon it a good Graded School building to be completed by the first of January, 1900. The town is to be congratulated upon its up-to-date Board of Directors. AND - It is rumored that water will be carried from a spring on G.L. McGonigal's farm to Uniondale and Herrick Centre.
Lenoxville - The Lenoxville Centennial will be celebrated Aug. 24 in Robinson's Grove. Just 100 years ago Isaac Doud settled near the place where Walter Bennett now lives and our quiet little town was then known as Doud Hollow. Great preparations are being made for the celebration and it will, no doubt, be a very pleasant and memorable event.
Dimock - This is the 25th session held on the Dimock Camp Ground, and bids fair to be one of the best. Most of the rooms of the association are taken and but few cottages are to rent. From a wild wood this spot of ground has changed into quite a village of cottages. There are at present 91 cottages owned by stockholders and the association has three buildings containing 49 rooms which they rent; 22 are furnished with springs, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, wash bowl and pitcher. In fact, all but a brush and comb is needed and beside[s] there is a large boarding hall, market and barn which will accommodate 50 horses and a strong lockup which has had but one patron since it was built 40 years ago.
Clifford - The Farmer's Alliance picnic held in the Grove at Crystal Lake the 15th, was well represented from Clifford. Also the Owen Phillips Post Camp fire [G.A.R.], held at Decker's Hall, Dundaff, was well attended from this place.
Brandt - Yeager, who murdered his three children and cut his own throat, died of the injury on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Susquehanna - Mrs. Wm. H. McCoy, the estimable wife of the proprietor of the Central House, on Erie avenue, a few days ago purchased some strychnine with which to poison rats. She put a portion of it in her pocketbook. On Saturday last she purchased some headache powders, which she also put in her purse. Wishing to take a headache powder, she, by mistake, took the strychnine. Drs. Miller and Goodwin were summoned and they did all in their power to save her, but she died about one and one-half hour after taking the poison. She was formerly Miss Lulu Hunt of Hancock. Her age was 22 years. Mr. and Mrs. McCoy were married in April, 1898.
Montrose - Scholars from out of town who expect to attend Montrose High School this winter, and desire to rent rooms, should apply to Mrs. Agnes Gill. AND - Persons wishing to subscribe for the Union Signal, Women's Christian Temperance Union, can do so by sending address and $1 to Mrs. Henry Warner. If sent before Sept. 1, you will receive with it a life-size picture of Miss Francis E. Willard.
Jackson - A large portion of this month is devoted to family reunions and this year is no exception. The first was the Payne gathering Sat. last at H. C. Payne's, N. Jackson, Wednesday of this week is the Lamb-Hall meeting at C. D. Washburn's, Lake View, to be followed by the French's, Thursday, Aug. 17, at Geo. French's in N. Jackson.
Compiled By: Betty Smith