August 19 1910/2010
Dimock - A large attendance at Dimock camp meeting is reported. All the cottages are filled.
Susquehanna - The increased rates on the Jefferson branch [of the Erie R.R.] makes the fare from Carbondale $1.00. The increase is one-half cent per mile and is now enforced on practically all the roads in Pennsylvania. ALSO Ray Ball, age 17, son of Engineer George Ball, was almost instantly killed shortly before noon Tuesday, while working on an electric light pole at the intersection of Franklin avenue and Prospect street.
Bridgewater Twp. - As Mr. Ruben Torry and a lady friend were out driving Tuesday afternoon, they met a three-in hand load. The wheel caught, throwing them both out, and luckily Mr. Torry had control of his horse, as it might have been a serious affair. Only the harness was broken and a whiffletree was cracked. Assistance was at hand as it was near the Angle blacksmith shop.
Springville - A. S. Button is one of those successful farmers who believes in diversified interests and combines dairying, sheep raising and poultry, so as to realize well from his acres.
Montrose - Montrose has many stretches of fine side walks. But she is unfortunate in that some of her worst walks are in the most prominent places. Some of them are on Public Avenue. Another place where there are bad places that a few hours' work would repair is on Mill street, between the D.L.&W. station and Maple Street, which is the "gate-way" to Montrose for all persons coming in on the trains and they have to stub their toes over these unnecessarily uneven places, and it cannot help but give them the first minute they have in town a bad impression as to Montrose's side walks. Better fix 'em.
Birchardville - The Oregon Indian Medicine Co. will present the play, "Ten Nights in [a] Bar Room," in a tent in this place, every night this week.
Lakeside - The Lake is getting quite low, water being drawn for power purposes.
Thompson - Last Wednesday it rained very graciously nearly all day, but two or three full loads drove over to North Jackson to attend the Hall-Lamb reunion. James Elmer DeWitt, of Gibson, got himself over the stream into the edge of New Milford and got Miss Lena B. Chamberlain, and from thence they drove to the Jefferson House at Thompson, and after dinner they called on Rev. P. R. Tower who said a few words pronouncing them man and wife and they were back to his home in time for the evening chores. ALSO Camp meeting on the Free Methodist grounds opened under favorable conditions Sunday; the weather, attendance and preaching being good.
Uniondale - M. D. Daniels and wife were on the mountain after huckleberries one day last week. The scenery was fine and beautiful, the berries small and scarce; but they picked 22 quarts with the long green. ALSO Miss Gertrude Hayden, one of Philadelphia's most celebrated song birds, visited F. M. Davies and wife for several days last week. Miss Hayden lived here when a small girl and has many friends here.
Franklin Forks - There will be a neighborhood picnic at Salts Springs on Friday, August 19. Everyone come and help the children have a good time. ALSO James Peck, of Kokomo, Indiana, is spending his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Peck.
Hop Bottom - There will be a harvest dance at the Valley View House on August 26, to which a general invitation is extended. The Purvis Orchestra has been engaged to furnish music and H. C. Carpenter, the proprietor, will spare no pains, as usual, to the end that all attendants may have a good time
Harford - The Osman-Tingley reunion was well attended; though a rainy day nobody was cross. Wilbur Richardson offered the use of his large barn, where dinner was served; and after dinner some good recitations, among them "Uncle Josh Playing Baseball," by Williston Oakley, was much enjoyed by all.
Ararat - The section laborers strike is ended, and the old track hands have returned to work at a wage scale we understand of $1.50 per day. They began work on Tuesday morning, August 16.
Brooklyn - The demand upon carpenters and builders B. A. Oakley and P. Burbank is urgent in the community where they reside, having two fine residences under construction at the present time, and which will occupy them the remainder of the season. They have just got Everett Ely's house on Maple enclosed, and early this week began raising for a handsome new home for L. S. Ely on Main Street.
Brookdale - Mrs. Delia Roy is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Perley Shelp, at Brookdale Orphanage. [We are looking for information on this orphanage. The 1910 census has Perley L. Shelp and his wife, as overseers of the mission farm. Please contact the Susquehanna County Historical Society if you have any information. Thank you.]
Forest City - Miss Nellie Miskall and Joseph Miskall, who have been suffering with typhoid fever, are now on the road to recovery, much to the gratification of their relatives and friends.
News Brief - Estimates of the damage done by the fire at the World's Fair at Brussels, Belgium, vary from $100,000,000 to $200,000,000. A spark falling into inflammable material in the telegraph building kindled flames which driven by a high wind, swept rapidly in all directions. Firemen and soldiers called to the scene found themselves baffled by the veritable gale, which carried burning embers to all parts of the grounds. The crowds became panic stricken. Men, women and children fought madly to escape. The exits became choked with the struggling masses and men used their fists to clear the pathway. Many were trampled under foot and badly injured. Only two lives were lost in the disaster, but hundreds were injured. ALSO A western doctor advertises by circular: "I will pay one half the funeral expenses where I am not successful." ALSO Florence Nightingale, the famous nurse of the Crimean War, died of heart failure in her London home. She was born in 1820.
Compiled By: Betty Smith