August 30 1901/2001
Jackson Valley - Prof. Fred Thomas has again found coal on the Owen Roberts' timber lot near Middletown Center. Since the recent flood they have picked up a number of pieces and they are going to dig for the valuable mineral which they think is there in paying quantities.
Lakeside - If the popularity of our lake increases as fast as it has this season, it will be only a short time before it will be among the noted summer resorts of North Eastern Pennsylvania. The Collum cottage is engaged every day for the whole season. The Barrett cottage has been occupied almost continuously and nearby farm houses have been called upon to accommodate visitors. We are glad to hear that there are a number intending to build cottages which is the principal need of the place. The genial proprietor, Dr. A. E. Snyder, has placed four new boats on the lake, which increases the number to sixteen. The people of Lakeside are always pleased to welcome all who come, and all who wish a pleasant summer outing at a convenient place and with good accommodations, can do no better than to come to Lakeside.
Susquehanna - Timothy McMahon, one of the pioneer residents of Susquehanna, died on Saturday morning. He is survived by four adult children. The funeral took place and was largely attended from St. John's Catholic Church on the 2d. Interment was made in the Laurel Hill cemetery.
Hallstead -The hotel at Hallstead, formerly known as the "Major House," will from now on bear the more euphonious appellation, "The Arlington." F. G. Gratton, the popular proprietor, has caused many improvements to be made about the house recently and is better than ever prepared to make it pleasant for his guests.
North Jackson - Company B, 17th Pa. Cavalry, held their 21st annual reunion Wednesday of this week with Company member T. J. Tallman. Jackson had many members in this celebrated company.
Bradley Corners/New Milford Twp. - Will Wall gave the patrons of the creamery an open air concert on the evening of Aug. 28. Ice cream and cake was served and a general good time was had. A phonograph gave the concert. AND - Mrs. Charlie Lewis was bitten by a water snake Tuesday while she was at the creek washing potatoes.
Brooklyn - A. Ely is building a house over the reservoir that furnishes water to several families. AND School opened Aug. 26th with an attendance of 109.
Montrose - Forty years ago today, E. S. Warner, Benj. Lyons, L. L. Lyons, John C. Foot and several others enlisted in the army, thus forming the nucleus of Cat. Dimock's Co. D. The company was organized about ten days afterwards. They left Harrisburg for the front Oct. 1st as Co. D, of the 50th PA. Vols. [Brothers Benjamin, Luke and Clark Lyons died during the Civil War. Another brother, Capt. Jerome, designed the Civil War monument on the green.] AND Word has been received that Albert J. Rice, formerly of this place, but for some time in the United States marine service, has recently been promoted to the captaincy of a gatling gun. This position carries with it large pay, and Mr. Rice is considered very fortunate in securing the appointment.
Forest City - Forest City has been having its first practical experience with a boycott, but the trouble has been adjusted and business in the county's metropolis goes on serenely. The trouble was caused by some beer being sold at a picnic held by the labor unions of Forest City. Soon after the picnic, Revenue Collector Evans, of Carbondale, took steps to collect the internal revenue tax for selling beer on the grounds. The officers of the union were told by someone that the revenue agent had been "put on" to the affair by Julius Freedman and Samuel Lyons, two prominent business men of the place. The union men were furious and at once declared a strict boycott against the two alleged informers. So successfully enforced was this boycott, Mr. Freedman states, that in one week he lost $600 in his hotel, and that his mercantile business also suffered greatly. Mr. Freedman at once appealed to Collector Evans, who promptly exonerated both Freedman and Lyons in the matter. The matter was reconsidered at a special meeting, called for the purpose, of all the unions, and the boycott was removed by a unanimous vote.
Glenwood - The S. S. convention to be held at Mrs. Grow's Chapel, Aug. 31, has been postponed to Sept. 7th. There will be several schools in attendance, and a good time is looked for. All are cordially invited. Arrangements have been made to accommodate teams coming from a distance.
Rush - The most interesting Ball game that has been played here this season was between Auburn and Rush last Tuesday, resulting in a score of 6 to 2 in favor of Auburn. Immediately after that game another was played between Fairdale and Friendsville. Fairdale won by a score of 12 to 6. Of course Fairdale had some outside help, but the games were all played very quietly. The band played and a very nice time seemed to be enjoyed by all. At the dance in the evening there were 86 numbers sold.
Welsh Hill - After an absence of 16 years, Robert Richards, wife and two sons, arrived at the home of his mother from Australia. He looks well and reports a delightful trip, covering a period of 35 days. AND The cemetery adjoining the church is about full and workmen are at present removing the wall and enlarging the cemetery plot. The lots will be laid out systematically and a number of them have already been sold.
Thomson - A beautiful boat was launched on Wrighter lake by W. E. Wrighter, of Susquehanna, and G. D. Wrighter.
Choconut - Entered into rest, March 13, Abigail, daughter of the late Lewis Chamberlin. She had been an invalid for several years, but death came suddenly and unexpectedly. Sept. 20, 2000, a brother, Dr. O. R. Chamberlin, of Dayton, O., crossed to the other side. In six months, two of the family have gone to join father, mother, brothers and sisters in that land where death never enters and partings never come. Of a family of ten children but three now remain, two sisters and one brother.
Compiled By: Betty Smith