August 18 1905/2005
New Milford - The culmination of a pretty romance that was begun at New Milford, one year ago last June, took place this morning when Miss Ella E. Carr, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Carr, a descendant of President Thomas Jefferson, and John A. Hirlinger were married by Rev. Dr. John B. Sweet, presiding elder of the Binghamton district of the New York central Conference. Mr. Hirlinger was formerly a Spanish war veteran and after he returned to his home in Scranton he secured work as a bridge painter for the Lackawanna Railroad. One year ago he was doing some work in New Milford and while there attended the graduation exercises of the High School. One of the young women, attired in white, attracted his attention and he managed to get an introduction to her. They fell in love at once. Mrs. Hirlinger was formerly a belle of New Milford and is a handsome and talented young woman. They will reside in Binghamton.
Montrose - The Montrose Golf team went down to Scranton on Saturday of last week and badly defeated the Scranton team by the overwhelming score of 18 to 4. The Montrose team consisted of Riley, Ramsay, Pennypacker, M. Jessup, Fitzgerald, C. Shafer and I. A. Pennypacker. The best score of the day was made by R. Pennypacker, who did the 18 holes of the unfamiliar course in 87, and carried off the prize put up by the Scranton club.
Susquehanna - The prospects are bright for a good attendance at Laurel Hill Academy this fall and winter. This is a very old seat of learning and is still under the direction of Sister Mary Casimir. AND The funeral of the late Benjamin Gregory, a veteran of the Civil War, was attended Saturday afternoon from the Cascade House. The funeral was conducted by Moody Post, No. 53, G.A.R., and Rev. J. L. Williams, pastor of the Baptist church officiated. Interment in Grand Street Cemetery.
Uniondale - Edward Morgan has sold his mail route from Uniondale to South Gibson to Stephen Carpenter of the latter place.
Thomson - N. S. Foster has a force of carpenters changing his house from a flat roof to a Gothic. He had already made changes in the shape and size of his barn.
Brooklyn - Our base ball team crossed bats with the Hopbottom team on Wed., August 9th, the score resulting ten to eight in favor of Brooklyn.
Harford - A jolly party of Grangers and their friends went on a straw-ride to Heart Lake Friday to attend the Grange picnic. When they left town they were singing: "In the shade of the old apple tree," but in the afternoon a terrific rain storm began and they returned to town singing: "How wet I am."
Herrick - Our school will begin September 4 with Prof. Moses as principal, Miss Philippi as assistant and Miss Bunnell as primary teacher.
Great Bend -Miss Betsy Hays recently celebrated her 84th birthday. She is in good health and invited a number of her schoolmates to spend the evening at her home. Among them were: Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. S. B. Munson, Mrs. J. N. Sackett, Mrs. T. D. Estabrook, Mrs. Ellen Sears, Mrs. Rose Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hays, Mr. and Mrs. James Hays and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hays. Light refreshments were served and at 9 P.M. all went home wishing the estimable schoolmate and mother many happy returns of the day.
Lenox - Clara Tower, the eldest daughter of E. E. Tower, of Loomis Lake, was the victim of a run-away accident one evening last week. It was so dark she did not know what did happen, but thinks the harness broke. The wagon was upset throwing [her] head against a fence post. She was picked up unconscious and badly bruised all over, but seems to be recovering all right.
Hickory Grove - As Frank McAllister was caring for his stallion "Duster" in L. B. Park's barn at Hickory Grove, the horse manifested anger by grating his teeth and giving other evidences of bad temper. Mr. Parks advised McAllister to keep away from the brute, but he, believing that he was the master, went into the stall when the animal plunged at him and fastened his teeth in the muscles of McAllister's arm and an instant later had him down and was stamping on him, one of the hoofs crushing McAllister's neck. Before being killed outright, McAllister was pulled out of reach of the horse and a physician was sent for. An examination showed that the "Adams apple" of the throat had been crushed and the doctor said it was a miracle that the man's neck was not broken. This is the same horse that came near killing Wm. J. Day, of Great Bend, some time since, biting his face in a terrible manner. If this horse was now put to sleep with a dose of chloroform it would seem to be a case of excellent judgment.
Lanesboro - At a meeting of the directors of the City Hospital, in Susquehanna, Mrs. S. H. Barnes, of Lanesboro, made the unsolicited gift of $5000 to the Hospital. Mrs. Barnes is a lady well known and always highly appreciated, but this generous act will endear her still more to the people of the locality.
Tunkhannock - John Hefferan, a respected and well-to-do farmer living about a mile north of town, was instantly killed by falling from a load of oats. Assisted by his son, George, he was hauling the grain to the barn, Mr. Hefferan being on the load driving the horses. As the wagon came out of the field into the roadway, the front wheels went into the gutter with a jolt that threw him off the load and he struck upon his head on a stone, crushing his skull. George alarmed the neighbors and Dr. McKnown was telephoned for, but when he arrived nothing could be done, as death had been instantaneous. He was the father of John Hefferan, harness-maker of Montrose.
Middletown Twp. - If a young man goes out with his horse and carriage on Sunday evening and it rains, that is no reason why he should not try it some other time, Edmond.
News Briefs: Thomas Edison, the noted inventor, has been touring the Pocono mountains in an automobile, accompanied by his son and some friends. Mr. Edison says that with his new storage battery, recently perfected, it will be possible to manufacture an automobile for $250 or $300, which will embody practically all the essential features of the present machine, although the new auto will necessarily be of smaller dimensions than a touring car.
Compiled By: Betty Smith