August 30 1912/2012
Montrose - The library will be closed next Monday—Labor Day. All of the stores and business places will also be closed throughout the afternoon. This will permit the baseball enthusiasts to get out and root for the home team—and others to mow the lawn, dig potatoes and pull weeds.
Forest City - A man and woman hailing from Freeland were arrested Monday by Constable M. J. Walsh, charged with elopement and larceny. Last November they left Freeland taking $620, a sewing machine and a lot of silverware. They drifted here and lived for nearly three months on Hudson street. Later they took up their abode in Vandling where they were located by the husband, who came here about a week ago. He caused their arrest and they were taken before Squire Buckley, of Freeland, last Monday, by Officer Walsh. The man in the case is the half brother of the husband. ALSO: A collision between an auto owned by Keogh brothers, of Carbondale, and a rig of James Richards, of Stillwater, occurred in front of the borough building on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The shaft of Richard’s buggy was broken, and a lamp of the automobile was torn off. The auto, which has been chartered by a party of young men homeward bound from Montrose, displayed no lights and there was quite a heated debate for some time between the two drivers as to where the responsibility rested for the mishap.
Uniondale - the pupils of Lyon School, Uniondale, with parents and teacher, enjoyed a delightful straw ride and outing at Lewis Lake, through the kindness of Thomas Stark. A lunch which consisted of the good things of the season was served in the grove, and all returned at evening tired, but happy.
Lynn - W. A. Walsh has secured the services of Fred Collins to assist him in his blacksmith shop. Mr. Collins is an expert horse shoer.
New Milford - The building boom seems to have struck New Milford and now if the big heads and little-heads and all the other heads would get together and fix the roads, living would be worth while.
Clifford - Mr. Nelson Spedding, one of our oldest citizens, is suffering with several maladies, but works every day more steadily than most men better able.
Brooklyn - Henry Penny has a curiosity—a cat with twenty--eight toes, seven on each foot. It is a great “mouser” and Mr. Penny’s people are much attached to it. Although Mr. Penny is eighty--two years old, he comes to town occasionally, but his health, we are sorry to say, is not good, and he lets the younger men do the heavy work. Mr. Penny has been one of the valued subscribers of the Democrat ever since the [Civil] war and has a warm place in the printers’ hearts, as he frequently remembers them with some especially nice apples or other fruits.
Susquehanna - The borough will hold a special election to decide whether they will authorize a bond issue of $15,000 to pay its share of paving Main street and a portion of East Main and Front streets. It is expected that it will carry.
Hallstead - Hon. James T. DuBois has returned to his home at Hallstead from a trip to South America. There will be a gathering at his home of distinguished statesmen and diplomatic representatives during the week and it is expected than an amicable settlement of the controversy between this country and the United States of Columbia will take place. The Columbian minister to Washington will be present. Mr. DuBois declares that chances of settlement are good.
South Montrose - A clam bake and dance will be held at the new barn of Louden Hill Farm, on Saturday Sept. 7th, 3:30 p.m. Music by the First Regiment Band of Binghamton. Tickets to the clam bake and dance are $1, to the dance alone, 50 cents. The proceeds are for the Country Club and Dimock Public Library. Tickets are limited.
Bridgewater Twp. - Lightning struck the home of Thomas Houghton one day during the week. The shock of the bolt knocked down one of his daughters besides knocking off some plaster on the walls. Little damage was done to the house. Joseph Kane’s barn, at Forest Lake was struck by lightning and burned Sunday afternoon, worth al its contents, including a fine horse, over 30 tons of hay, and al farming tools. It was insured for $600. Another horse was so badly injured that it will not be fir for work.
Marriage Licenses - George R. Plew, Bethel Hill and Hazel Chamberlain, Susquehanna; John McGraw, Middletown Centre and Jennie Guilfoyle, Forest Lake; Clarence S. Bennett, Jackson and Anna May Belle Cuskilla, Albany, NY; D. Stanley Kline, Lenox and Edna M. Lewis, Gibson; Robert M. Sampson, Scott and Catharine Chaddon, Harmony.
Dimock Camp Meeting - Attendance this year has been the largest within recent years. It is estimated that 5,000 people were present last Sunday. Meetings closed last evening. It is also stated that there were some 60 automobiles on the camp grounds Sunday. A large percentage of the cars were Fords, it is claimed, the popular car in the country regions, where roads are not what they should be.
News Briefs - The Department of Agriculture experts are administering the “jag cure” to an inebriate cow. The once decorous animal, owned by a Virginia farmer, recently attracted her master’s attention by leaning wearily against the pasture fence and bawling “moo’s” in a hilarious tone, at the same time flirtatiously waving a maudlin front foot at some steers in the next pasture. Investigation showed she had been fed on fermented ensilage. ALSO: Six thousand men are at work on the highways which the State of Pennsylvania has taken over for the establishment of the State road system, and already the preliminary work on repair and maintenance of highways is beginning to show. Dirt is flying in every county in the state and roads which were neglected are being put into condition for easy and safe traveling by wagons and automobiles. In some districts transformations have been made of roads which were notorious for their condition and on which little or no work has been done for over a year because of expectation that the Commonwealth would take them over.
Compiled By: Betty Smith