August 21 1908/2008
Montrose - The Montrose Bible Conference opened under conditions that are far ahead of the most sanguine expectations of those who have been most optimistic. The plans of the leaders are working out even better than anticipated and the way the trains are bringing in interested clergymen, missionaries and lay workers, indicates the deep interest taken even in distant parts of the country and foreign lands. AND Reuben R. Smith, a plumber at Ryan's, was badly injured in a runaway Friday noon. A horse he was driving became unmanageable at sight of an auto and the wagon struck a telephone pole, hurling him 30 or 40 ft. The horse trampled upon him and although cut and bruised no bones were broken. Upon recovering consciousness he insisted upon walking to his home, a block away.
Dimock - The meetings on the campground this year have been of the old time campmeeting order--full of fire and enthusiasm. Rev. Henry Tuckley, D.D. superintendent of the Binghamton District M. E. Church, had charge and proved himself one of God's chosen leaders. His earnest manner of conducting the meetings has brought them up to a high water mark of spirituality. Members of the church who attended were greatly blessed; and many have been converted. About 3,000 tickers were sold on Sunday. The best of order was observed through all the meetings. A detachment of the State Constabulatary [State Police] from Wyoming, have been sent to stay through all the meetings, and their presence has a good effect.
Susquehanna - Ten out of twelve of the last graduating class will enter college. AND J. J. Ryan, who for the last two years has been the manager of the Davidson theater at Canandaigua, has leased the Hogan Opera House and last evening opened the season with a public hop.
Factoryville - Christy Mathewson, the man who made Factoryville famous, is at his best this season and has no peer in the baseball world. As pitcher for the New York Nationals he has won 25 out of 31 games and has pitched seven shut-outs.
Silver Lake - John J. Devenny, of Philadelphia, visited here--his first visit in 46 years.
Auburn - Mrs. Albert Jennings of South Auburn started for her home at Sterling, Kansas, but expected to stop for a visit with her daughter in Michigan on the way. AND Mrs. Jennie Mullihan, of San Antonio, Texas, who has been visiting her brother, F. P. Shelp, and other friends in this place, has returned to her home. John Shelp, of Minnesota, is visiting relatives in this place.
Clifford - Toot, toot! This is now the greeting we receive from our merchant, L. H. Rivenburg. It's an automobile. AND In Royal, last Wednesday night, some 17 couples of Carbondale's ladies and gentlemen had a private party at Hotel Royal. The Carbondaler's seem to keep our landlord Charley a hustling.
Great Bend -Burglars entered the store of Williams & Beebe through the storeroom window, taking only the cash from the register and a cigar slot machine.
Thompson - Thursday of last week was "Prohibition Day" at the Free Methodist Campground and about 300 met together on the grounds to listen to a speech by the noted Eliston N. Howard, of Pennsylvania. The platform was spacious and made a pretty picture under the green trees lined with white and the national flag draping one corner completed the picture. Mr. Howard stepped to the front, small in stature, colossal in intellect, and the audience became very quiet from the moment he stated his subject, which he gave as "The Water Wagon," his inimitable personality combined with wit, humor, eloquence and truth, held the audience quiet for two hours and sent them away, feeling they had much food for serious thoughts.
Glenwood - The flag in front of Mr. Kellogg's residence in this place is raised and lowered by military precision at sunrise and at sun set, at the sound of the morning and evening guns, in regular military style.
Gibson - Henry Morgan left Sunday for Montana, where he will work for the British government over in Canada. We regret very much to lose one of our promising young men.
Ararat - Delos Stone is building a nice cottage at Fiddle Lake. Will Gelatt is building one also. There is lots of tenting at the Lake this summer.
Flynn - Rev. Dr. Malone, of Scranton, was at the church in Middletown on Saturday the 15th, to settle the question of a new church and new site in this place. One building lot has already been purchased at the Flynn corners.
Forest City - The Borough building and its legal entanglements again became the principal matter of local interest, Tuesday, when Contractor Box resumed work with a force of a half dozen men. The activity seemed to surprise the committee who had been fighting the proposal changes. The telephone wires were invoked and yesterday morning work was again suspended. The hose wagon has now been placed in the opening on the side of the building.
Jackson - Celebrating the 28th year of its organization, the survivors of Company B, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, will gather at the home of Henry Stoddard in Jackson Twp., on Sept. 2. Company B was enrolled in the fall of 1862 in Susquehanna county and took part in more than sixty engagements during the War of the Rebellion.
New Milford - The New Milford Graded School is centrally located to receive students from all directions, and is considered one of the best preparatory schools in the county. Here, at a nominal expense, students are prepared for higher work in normal schools and academies. Special instruction in literature and professional reading. Tuition for the high school department, per month is $1.25; grammar intermediate and primary is $1.00 per month.
News Brief: A large number of barns have been destroyed by lightning this summer. It is said to be caused in a measure by the moisture arising from the newly-cut hay, which attracts the electric fluid. Certain it is that barns are more frequently struck and destroyed by lightning than any other buildings.
Compiled By: Betty Smith