August 27 1909/2009
Susquehanna - Benjamin F. Pride, for 30 years editor of the Susquehanna Journal has accepted the position of managing editor of the Honesdale Citizen. Mr. Pride is an experienced newspaper man and since going out of the newspaper business for himself, a few years ago, has been engaged principally in an editorial chair on the Binghamton Republican.
Montrose - There will be an exhibition of water color sketches of Montrose and vicinity, by Mrs. Theodore Woolsey Johnson and Miss Mary Hamilton Hadley, and of tooled and burnt leather work by Miss B. M. Shafer, at the public library, tomorrow and Monday. AND The big double program at Steine's Nickelet called out packed houses, and the pictures were of the very best. The Wright aeroplane maneuvers gave a comprehensive insight as to how airships move through space. The funny picture, portraying "Billiken," the little merry god who says: "I am the god of better things--my presence always laughter brings," was particularly good. Mr. Lloyd Calby's song was well received. We have been informed that Roosevelt in Africa will be presented soon.
Dimock - When you want to see a good garden look over the fence on the lot of T. B. Williams, near the forks of the road. ALSO George Miller, who was 85 years old on Saturday last, Aug. 21, walked a long distance from his home to Dimock, and while at the store remarked to the writer that he had green corn for dinner on his birthday, which was planted in his garden June 15.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Everybody is glad to hear that our old supervisor, S. L. Overfield, has been appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of supervisor of Auburn south district. He is the right man in the right place. ALSO Two interesting games of ball were played here last Saturday between the Auburn nine and the Pickups, the score being 12 to 2 in favor of Auburn. The other game was between the Bunnell Hill boys and Shannon Hill Juniors, the score being 10 to 18 in favor of Shannon Hill.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - The Lyman reunion will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Lyman on Saturday, Sept. 4th. All relatives by blood or marriage are requested to be present. ALSO The cemetery bee last Saturday was largely attended by three men.
Forest Lake - A. J. Baldwin, of Groton, NY, spent the latter part of last week with his brother, E. C. Baldwin, at Forest Lake. Mr. Baldwin attended the reunion of Co. F, 141st Regt, P. V. I., at New Milford, in which company he served during the Civil War. While here Mr. Baldwin stated that in October he and his wife were planning to visit their daughter, who resides in Chino, Calif., near Los Angeles. If they like that country, they may decide to reside there.
Thompson - The Potter reunion was held at the home of Ernest Potter last Thursday.
Lathrop - The Johnson family reunion was held at Ross Park in Binghamton, Aug. 21. Fifty persons were in attendance. It was a joyous occasion and hearts were more firmly bound to each other by the meeting. Next one will be held at Hubert Johnson's at Dalton.
Ainey - On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the annual reunion of Battery H, 1st Pa. Cavalry, will be held at the home of Comrade Frank Taylor. A cordial invitation is extended to all old Civil War soldiers and their families. A table will be set in the grove nearby, if pleasant, and a real picnic dinner will be served.
Oakland - Henry Brush of the grocery firm of Brush and Toubey, of Susquehanna, through his attorney, Thomas A. Doherty, has brought an action against Oakland township in the Court of Common Pleas, to recover damages for injuries he received in that township, August 11, 1909. Mr. Brush was badly injured by going over an embankment in his automobile at a dangerous point where, it is alleged, that no guard rails of any kind were placed.
Hopbottom - On August 7, 1909 the descendants of Isaac Rynearson started for the home of Mr. F. W. Payne, sure of a hearty welcome and a jolly good time. At noon about 60 sat down to a sumptuous dinner, spread on long tables near the harvest apple tree, where we found delicious apples earlier in the day. After dinner all gathered in front of the house and were photographed. Afterward an interesting programme was presented of songs and recitations
Elk Lake - H. T. Fargo, Elk Lake's well known Justice of the Peace, was at Montrose Thursday, and the Squire recounts the catch of some large fish in the waters of Elk Lake and as his reputation for veracity is so good we had to accept them, though they were literally "fish" stories. He delights in angling for the gamey fellows and evidently is well versed in the little arts that lure them to the hook. He remembered one of his friends at the Democrat office with a fine bass, weighing about four pounds, as fine a specimen as we ever saw, and words are lame to express its exquisite flavor. It was fine!
Harford - On Saturday last Leland Williams moved the silo which was connected with his barn in the village, to his farm on the hill. It was a curious sight to see it lowered upon a wagon, which was done without accident, and it was also safely moved to its destination.
Ararat Summit - Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtlofft, gave a party in honor of their daughter, Lila's, 16th birthday, Tuesday evening, August 17. About 50 guests were present and a fine time enjoyed. Miss Lila received several gifts including a purse of money containing about $13.
Forest City - The Frank E. Griswould Company, in the great temperance drama, "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," will show in Forest City on Tuesday evening, August 31st. The large tent will be erected on the vacant space adjacent to the #2 school building. Prof. Hayworth's military band will give two open air concerts, one at noon and the other at 7.
News Brief - Chewing gum and peanut venders have a genuine grievance against the new Lincoln cent. They declare that it does not work in the penny-slot machines, and that its coinage is a plot on the part of the government to put them out of business.
Compiled By: Betty Smith