August 22 1913/2013
Herrick Center - A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Springstein, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tennant, R.M. Tingley and the Misses Beatrice Bates, Kate Flynn and Mildred Pellins, motored to Thompson Saturday evening, Aug. 9. This includes the Herrick Center orchestra and we hear they gave Thompson people a musical treat.
Alford - People have been wondering why the Alford station, recently built, was not located on the cut-off line. It is stated that local business will continue to be done over the present line, the through traffic being cared for on the straight cut-off line. There will be no station on the new line from Clark’s Summit to Hallstead. Work on the cut-off is about 30 per cent completed. To date $4,000,000 has been paid by the railroad to contractors, out of an estimated total cost of $15,000,000.
Montrose - Phillip T. Lonergan, after a pleasant visit to his’ parents home, at Richmond Hill, is on his way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is now officially listed as Indian agent of the Navajo and Pueblo tribes—a position he has held down for eight years. To the Indians “Phil” is the “White Chief,” their superintendent of schools, judge, jury, general protector and administrator.
Uniondale - It is stated that owing to the poor financial condition of the Tri-County Fair, held annually at Uniondale, an exhibition will not occur this year and the association may be abandoned. Until this year the fair has received a portion of the state appropriation, but under the new law but two 3-day incorporated fairs in a county shall benefit from the $2,000 appropriation. The County Fair and Harford Fair have been decided upon as the beneficiaries by the county commissioners. The Uniondale fair has drawn large crowds each year and it is to be hoped there will be some way that the fair may be continued.
Harford - Watch out for the Harford Fair. Among the many attractions this year will be a flying machine. Flights will be made the last two days. ALSO: There promises to be a large attendance at our high school this year, as our people are being besieged for board and boarding places. [The only way children from outlying districts could continue their education, after leaving the neighborhood schools, was to board in the town where a high school was located.]
Susquehanna - The Chautauqua is being greatly enjoyed by the Susquehanna people. Those who don’t attend are missing a treat.
Clifford - The Bull Moosers, under the head of Washington party, held a meeting in Finn’s hall, Monday evening, and signed petitions for people to fill offices at the next election. The Stand Pat Republicans held their meeting Wednesday afternoon. ALSO: At Welsh Hill, last Tuesday evening, the young people enjoyed a straw ride to Elkdale, where they were pleasantly entertained at the home of Muriel Stevens.
Lenox - The Greene family reunion was held at the residence of R.G. Jerauld on Saturday, Aug. 9. The crowd was accommodated in a large tent and a good time enjoyed by all.
East Bridgewater - The genial and widely known horseman, John Carter, has at last fallen victim to the auto germ, and has purchased a Ford car of Agent H.M. Cole. “John” has probably owned more different horses than any other man in the county, with such a knowledge of the horses of that county, that he often made “hoss deals” without even having to look into the mouth of horses he was dealing for, and his substitution of gasoline for oats clearly shows “the world do move.”
Choconut - McCahill Bros, of Choconut Valley Inn, announce a hop for Friday evening, August 22d. The McCahills are ideal entertainers and have the finest dining hall in the county and the young people look forward to the hops there with pleasure.
Middletown - In Surrogate’s Court, Binghamton, Judge Baker issued letters of administration on the estate of Maggie E. Dimon, one of the garment factory fire victims, to James E. Dimon, of Middletown, a brother, and Nellie Camp, of Binghamton, a sister. The personal property is worth $250 and the real [estate] $50. The following are the surviving relatives: Fred Dimon, Little Meadows, Bernice Dimon, Friendsville, Sarah Dimon, Little Meadows, Nellie Camp, Binghamton, Mary Nevel, Little Meadows, Sarah Dimon, an infant, of Binghamton.
Elk Lake - George E. Taylor is making plans to take up missionary work in China, and will remove his family to that far off country. Mr. Taylor tells most interestingly how he came to decide to give his lifework to extending the Lord’s kingdom. At the time of the Spanish American war he enlisted and went to Cuba. He was very lonesome and homesick and a brother later joined him in Cuba to be company for him and cheer his depressed spirit. Here the brother sickened and died, and Mr. Taylor was broken hearted and then and there vowed that, if spared to return to his home, he would consecrate his life to the Lord’s work. He felt that he had been definitely called to take up foreign missionary work, and says the decision has brought him great peace of mind. [George was the father of five sons, two being well-known in Montrose. Maurice started the Taylor band in 1922 and was hired by the Montrose School Board to form a band in 1927. He felt the need for better teaching materials and started writing his own teaching method, published as Easy Steps to the Band, and later branched into teaching methods for orchestra and individual instruments. His Easy Steps became the standard for teaching band music in many schools throughout the United States. His brother, Ralph continued the family store, Geo. E. Taylor & Sons, until his retirement and sale of the store to the Craige family.]
Hallstead - The dry weather is driving the rattle snakes off the mountains for the river and creeks in search of water. Mrs. C. Slater, who resides in the township, has killed three this season. There have been more killed this year than in a number of years previous.
Glenwood - The Marcey brothers are greatly improving the interior of their residence by putting in a bathroom.
News Brief - Under the new game law book agents may be killed from August 1st to October 1st; spring poets from March 1st to July 1st; scandal mongers from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st; umbrella borrowers from Feb. 1st to May 1st; newspaper borrowers from August 1st to August 1st, 1914; open season all year for life insurance agents and picture peddlers.
Compiled By: Betty Smith