August 22 1902/2002
Silver Lake - E. Quinlivan and L. Giblin have hired with Matt Lynch to ditch his swamp.
Susquehanna - The Susquehanna School Board at an adjourned meeting last Friday evening unanimously voted for Professor Thomas March, of Easton, as the new principal of the Susquehanna Public Schools. For six years Professor March was principal of the Honesdale Public Schools, and he comes there well recommended. AND John McMahon has opened a meat market on Erie Ave.
Great Bend - In the near future the Great Bend Plaindealer will be edited and published by S. P. More & Son, Brother Psalmuel having sold an interest to his son, H. G. More, who will resign from a position with the Pullman company. We hope that the son will prove as capable an editor as his father, and that the Plaindealer will enjoy further successes from this new arrangement. AND The Passing of Landmarks: The mill house and old boarding house at Red Rock caught fire from an engine on the Erie road, it is supposed, two weeks ago, and as they were dry as tinder they were soon burned to the ground. The flying sparks and brands of flame endangered some of Patrick Creagh's buildings which were near, but they were saved from damage. With the sweeping away of the tannery by flood last spring and the destruction of the boarding house, the old landmarks of a one time vigorous industry are about gone.
Hallstead - The silk mill force had reached about 45 people last Monday morning and Mr. Shoemaker, the manager, said that within the next two weeks this number would be largely increased. New machinery will be added upstairs, and some of the machines now there put in shape as soon as possible and when the mill is run to its full capacity there will be about 125 to 150 people on the pay roll. After this mill is brought up to its full capacity the company will consider the advisability of enlarging, so as to employ 100 or 200 more hands. This will depend largely upon the prospect of getting what desirable help they would need to run the enlarged mill.
Auburn Twp. - Harry Tiffany, of Vose, a Bucknell college student has been taking orders for aluminum cooking utensils throughout the county. They are said to be very good as they are light, strong and durable and never rust.
Montrose - The County Fair is to be held Sept. 16 and 17. The society have secured the world famous Yomomo Brothers, Japanese jugglers, of New York city, as one of the attractions. The Japanese beat the world in this kind of entertainment and the people will surely enjoy this feature of the fair. The Harford Cornet Band has been engaged to furnish music. Professor R. A. Seeds, who is well known to Susquehanna county farmers, will give his celebrated humorous lecture, "The Mistakes of Life."
Harford - The coming term, music is to be taught in the school.
Dimock - Improvements and repairs are being made on Dimock campgrounds under the direction of VanAuken & Parks. Meetings will be held as usual notwithstanding the false report that it would not be held on account of small-pox at West Nicholson. P. Burbank and Terry Whitman are shingling the chapel, boarding house and several cottages. Mail is delivered from the postoffice, on the grounds, daily.
Lenoxville - Each of the three merchants are offering prizes to the customers buying goods to the greatest amount during August. Miller and Brownell offer a barrel of flour; C. G. Stephens, a fine rocker, and W. E. Ross, three cash prizes amounting to $6. Mr. Stephens will announce his decision on the evening of Sept. 2d, at which time he will serve ice cream free to all his customers.
Lakeside - The steamboat which has been fitted up by Gilbert Williams and Floyd Perry is now plying the waters of Page's Pond to the delight of many pleasure seekers. AND On the night of Aug. 6, some unknown person or persons poisoned three cows belonging to Edson Williams. Upon investigation Paris Green was found to be very adroitly placed in some apples which had been opened and the pieces fitted in again very neatly. In another part of the pasture a Paris Green box was discovered.
Ararat - N. A. Walker recently sold his store business to O. F. Potter. Mr. Walker was a candidate for the Republican nomination for register and recorder. It is wondered whether it was a case similar to that of the Republican candidate for sheriff, who once brought his potatoes and stored them in the jail, expecting to be elected sheriff, but was defeated and had to come and get his potatoes.
Forest Lake - Nellie Jagger is teaching the Griffis school, Edna Ely the Warner, Mrs. Lee Fessenden the Birchardville, Fannie Warner the Forest Lake, Marion Booth the Hamlin, Mattie Birchard the Stone Street, and Bert Cronk will teach at Forest Lake Center.
Thompson - July 23 occurred the death of Mrs. Lucy Ann Gelatt, wife of the late Robt. Gelatt, and daughter of the late Deacon Martin Hall and Emily Lamb Hall, of Jackson. She was born Nov. 11, 1815, at Jackson. She was married in 1837 and moved to Thompson township on a farm soon after marriage, where they lived about 40 years. Then selling the farm they moved to Thompson borough, where they put considerable money and time in the building of the Free Baptist church and parsonage. She taught school before her marriage. She has four living sisters who were able to attend the funeral. They were Mrs. B. H. Larrabee of Lestershire, NY, Mrs. A. W. Gates of Thompson, Mrs. Jane Moxley and Mrs. Rosetta Pease of Jackson. One brother, Philander Hall, in the West, was not present. She has two sons, F. M. and E. E. Gelatt, of Thompson, and three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Larrabee, Thompson, Mrs. John Lewis, Hartford, VT; and Mrs. F. A. Stevens, Keuka Park, NY.
Clarks Summit - Burglars made a raid on the postoffice one night last week. They were evidently amateurs, as they used so much nitro-glycerin to "crack" the safe that a piece a foot square could not be found after the explosion, while the door of the safe was blown through the roof. If they had been near the safe when the explosive went off they would undoubtedly have been severely injured, if not killed. They obtained no money.
A Romance of the Rail: Most everybody has seen the new cards which the Lackawanna Railroad has been putting out this season. They tell a story in a series of bright little jingles that belies the old saying about the course of true love, for in this romance love runs smooth "on the Road of Anthracite" and the wedding feast is served in the dining car before the lovers leave on the train. The entire set of cards has been put into the form of a booklet entitled "A Romance on the Rail." It will be sent free to anyone who will send 2 cents in stamps to cover postage to T. W. Lee, General Passenger Agent, 26 Exchange Place, New York City.
Compiled By: Betty Smith