August 30 1918/2018
Bridgewater Twp. – The tractor demonstration on the W.C. Cruser farm, near Lake Mont Rose, drew hundreds of people, it being estimated 1,500 persons witnessed the demonstration which convinced all of the practicability of tractors in this vicinity. The International Harvester Co. had two machines, one of which was purchased by the Bridgewater road supervisors and another by G.C. Comstock, for use on his farm. Both of these machines use kerosene. The Cleveland Caterpillar, the Fordson, and John Deere “Waterloo Boy” were also on display. The farmers saw these machines used on all kinds of soil and they did all that could be expected of them.
Montrose – Rev. Father A.T. Brodrick, [of Holy Name of Mary], attempted to pass the examinations for a chaplaincy in the army a short time ago. He was physically all right but objection was made to his rear teeth, and the bland response was that he “could chew the rag with any man in the army.” When they found his age was 52 and the limit being 50, they held up their hands and exclaimed it was of no use. “You may be glad to take us ‘old fellows’ yet,” the energetic clergyman fired as a parting shot.
Springville – School will open next Monday with the following teachers: Principal, Prof. Lippert, of Honesdale; Assistant Principal, Miss Helen Gregory, of Wilkes-Barre; Intermediate, Miss Lena Lyman; Primary, Miss Marian Lott.
Forest City – Martin Cox was electrocuted while at work in the Hudson Coal Co. mine on Saturday. He had just eaten his noonday lunch and started to work when in some way unknown he came in contact with an electric wire and received shock resulting in instant death. He is survived by a wife and one child, a sister, Mrs. Thomas Daley of this place, and several brothers and sisters in Swansea Valley, Glamorganshire, Wales. His age was 40 years.
West Auburn – Much sympathy is expressed for James Hill, who has lost the sight of one eye from an injury caused by the switching of a cow’s tail while milking. He is taking treatment at the Packer hospital, at Sayre.
Dimock – Leslie Barnes and family are moving into Elias Titman’s house near the Community building.
Ararat – Mrs. Mabel Cochrane Owens [daughter of Harkness and the late Lillian Washburn Cochrane, of Ararat] has been inducted into service with the United States Marines as private. She was one of the three results of the examination of 2,000 women who applied. “It is purely a matter of patriotism,” Mrs. Owen explained. “I have three brothers in the Service and I feel that I must do something for Uncle Sam, also.” Private Owens will wear a uniform, especially tailored for the marinettes, and she is going to have that uniform enhanced with the insignia of top sergeant—the highest rank a woman may claim in the Marines. Mrs. Owens has a husband and two children. He will accompany her to Washington, where they will make their home for the period of four years’ enlistment. He will work for the Bureau of Public Information. She will make a salary of $110 a month.
Franklin Hill – Tracy Webster, who has been living in this place for some time, has now taken a charge in the M.E. Conference, at Speedville, NY.
Susquehanna – A large delegation accompanied the selected men to Montrose, Monday, and joined in the farewell demonstration given at that place. Nearly 100 automobiles from Susquehanna, Oakland and Lanesboro carried the soldier boys and their relatives and friends; also the Erie band went and took a prominent part in the celebration at the county seat.
Great Bend – The Red Cross Superfluity sale is expected to be a big financial success, as many useful articles have been donated by Great Bend and Hallstead people to help the good cause along. James Florence has given the committee in charge a two-year-old colt to dispose of during the sale, besides a pig and a number of ducks have been given by others. Junior Red Cross members will meet to learn the drill in flag salute. ALSO Horses! For sale or exchange, a car load of Missouri horses just arrived. Sale by J.C. Florence, in Hallstead.
Hop Bottom – Clarence Phillips and bride have been spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. Edith Phillips. Clarence left to join the men, called to the colors, at Camp Lee, VA. By his leaving our country loses another promising young teacher, as Mr. Phillips was the successful principal last year of the Uniondale High School.
Fairdale – Remember the community picnic, Sept 3rd on Bolles' flat. State Master of Grange, John A. McSparren, will be there. Come early to the picnic, as sports begin at 10:30 a.m. under the leadership of G.M. Olmstead and Jared Lowe.
News Brief: Every good citizen should see “Pershing’s Crusaders.” This fine picture of our boys in the field and aboard ship will give you a more exalted idea of what the times mean to us than you have ever before realized. Quentin Roosevelt’s Grave Found Marked – On a wooden cross at the head of a grave at the edge of a wood at Chamery, east of Fere-en-Tardenois, is this inscription: “Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, buried by the Germans.” The German newspapers announced several days ago that Lieutenant Roosevelt, who disappeared during an aerial combat on July 17, had been buried by the Germans at Chamery, but until today the grave was not discovered. It was found by an American aviator. The inscription is in English. ALSO The first three games of the world baseball series will be played on the grounds of the Chicago National League team, beginning September 4.
200 Years Ago from the Montrose Gazette, August 29, 1818.
*Stray Deer. Strayed from the subscriber about the 27th June last, a two year old tame Buck with a bell on his neck; any person, securing him and giving information, shall receive three dollars and all necessary charges. ORRIN STEPHENS, Bridgewater, Aug. 12, 1818.
*Married. In this township, on Thursday last, by the Rev. Davis Dimock, Mr. Joseph Elsworth to Miss Mary Fansher, all of this township [Bridgewater].
*Sheriff Sale. By virtue of a writ of Fi. Fa. Issued out of court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna county to be directed will be exposed to sale on Saturday the 29th August inst. at the house of Wm. C. Turrel in Bridgewater township, one two-horse wagon and harness, one cow, two, two year old steers, ten tons of hay, and half a set of saw-mill irons—seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jacob and Joseph Sinton against William C. Turrel. AUSTIN HOWELL, Sh’ff. Sheriff’s Office, Montrose.
*Notice. The Yearly Meeting of the Baptist Churches will be held at the Court House in Montrose on Friday the 11th day of September next, at ten o’clock A.M. according to the agreement of said Churches. DAVIS DIMOCK. August 7, 1818.
Compiled By: Betty Smith