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August 25 1916/2016

Dimock – Ideal weather, forceful addresses, and spirited singing have characterized all the services on Dimock campground this year. Most of the meetings have been held in the open air auditorium, which is shaded by century old trees. Nearly all the cottages have been repaired or repainted, two new ones have been built, and the numerous improvements about the rustic grounds make the campground the most attractive it has been for several years. ALSO Judge Denney heard a petition of 87 taxpayers asking to remove the members of the school board of Dimock. A few months ago Francis R. Cope and Percy Ballantine presented the school district with a high school building to cost $20,000, which was accepted. Six district schools were closed and plans made for the transportation of pupils to Dimock, where they could receive the advantage of a high school. The patrons of Dist. 7 did not wish to have their school closed and have appealed to the court. They claim that it is not safe for their children to go from ½ to five miles over bad roads in winter and they also claim they have been deprived of the services of the children nights and mornings. The board of education is not charged with any violations.

Forest City – Joe Tonkin and Mrs. Martha Sneicker were married here one day last week.

Montrose – The borough council has purchased traffic signs, which will be placed at the street corners and junction points in a day or so. They will direct all drivers of vehicles to “keep to the right.”  All drivers, both of motor and horse driven vehicles, should become familiar with the traffic rules of the town, as soon as possible, as the council is determined that every means possible shall be taken to prevent accidents.

Gibson – Automobile Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Universalist church, with two sermons and a basket dinner in between, 12:30 o’clock. A most cordial invitation is hereby extended to all owners of automobiles, with their families and friends, to come and spend the day in this beautiful place. Come in your teams if you have no auto. If you have neither, come all the same. Kindly bring your neighbors, the elderly and the infirm.  Be generous in the service of your car on “Automobile Day.”

Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – There were two young men through here and stopped on the Hill over night, driving a Ford roadster, and claimed to be from Hawley, Erie Co., Pa. They were here Tuesday night, Aug. 15, and on Saturday there were two men from Honesdale looking for a stolen car that answered the style and description of the one the young men wanted to sell. ALSO The hum of the threshing machines has been heard on the Hill for the past week.

Harford – Friday, Aug. 25, there will be a bee to tear down the barn standing partly on land of Mr. Fritsch and partly on the M. E. church property. The barn will be re-built on the church property.

Heart Lake – A heavy shower visited this region, Wednesday, accompanied by vivid lightning flashes and deafening thunder. The first storm in four weeks, its refreshing rain did much to enliven wilting vegetation and allay the dust that laid inches deep in the highways. A barn on the farm of Lynn Potter, between Heart Lake and Tiffany, was struck by lightning and burned. It was filled with hay and burned rapidly. James Webb, substitute rural carrier, was near the farm when the storm came up, and was debating going into the barn until the rain had passed.  Luckily he decided to go to the next farm, probably escaping death or injury.

New Milford – The following party autoed from here to Watkins Glen, NY, last Sunday, returning on Monday morning: John Henning and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Tourje, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Dutcher, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stone, and they were joined in Binghamton by four couples.

Silver Lake – Hon. James T. DuBois, of Hallstead, was a guest, over Sunday, of Rev. J. Townsend Russell, at this place. Sunday evening Mr. DuBois delivered an address to the boys of Camp Red Cloud, which Mr. Russell has located on his large estate each summer, and which includes many boys from Binghamton and vicinity.

Hallstead – Hon. Wm. J. Pike, who was lately appointed consul to Madrid, Spain, after many years of consular service in Germany, is en route to his home here on a leave of absence.

Clifford – William Tinker, aged 86 years, one of the early residents of this place, died on Aug. 17.  Mr. Tinker lived his entire life in the township and was one of its best known and most prosperous farmers. He was buried in the family cemetery.

News Briefs: Every Daughter of Veteran is requested to remember the G.A.R. picnic at Heart Lake, Friday, Aug. 25. Come and bring your lunch basket and enjoy the day with the veterans and Sons of Veterans and their families. ALSO You won’t know the “little old Ford” automobiles in their 1917 dress. These cars, which have again been reduced in price, are to look entirely different. They possess a streamline body, crown fenders, higher radiators that will slope gracefully to the crowl, and there will be no brass in evidence. When the 1917 Fords appear you had better rub your eyes and take a second look before muttering “it’s a Ford.” ALSO “Three cheers for the motor car,” says an Oklahoma paper, which also adds: “And three cheers along with the others for the faithful horse upon whom so many of us find ourselves still largely depending.” ALSO GREAT SNAKES! The station agent of the Lackawanna Railroad, at Factoryville, is still trying to locate the owner of a box of poisonous snakes addressed to H. Matthewson, Factoryville, PA, and sent by W. O. Learn, of San Antonio. Texas, who does not want the reptiles returned in case Mr. Matthewson cannot be found.

200 Years Ago, from the Montrose Centinnel, August 27, 1816.   ARTILLERYMEN, ATTENTION!  The members of the Volunteer Company of Artillery are requested to meet at C. Carr’s Hotel in Montrose on the 7th of September next at one o’clock P. M. for the purpose of filling the Company with Non-Commissioned officers; and make further arrangement respecting the establishment of said company.  A general attendance is particularly solicited. LUMAN FERRY Capt. Elect.   Spelling Books, Columbian Readers, Smith’s Geographys (lst. edition), Chap Books, Writing and Letter Paper, Stamps, &c, for sale at the Centinnel Office.    CASH PAID FOR CLEAN COTTON & LINNEN RAGS AT THIS OFFICE

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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