August 5 1892/1992
Gibson - A stranger taking views with a Kodak camera appeared in Kentuck Corners recently. An absence of over a quarter of a century had changed the boy [who for nine years lived with L.O. Tiffany, on the Corners] into a middle aged man whom none could recognize. It was Jas. H. Dony, now Supt. of the printing office in the War Department. James, then nearly 18, disappeared one night in Feb 1862, and in a few days was heard of as a member of Ulhman's battery, at Harrisburg. The battery was mustered out a month later, as the men refused to be transferred to infantry. He immediately reenlisted in Battery L, 5th U.S. Artillery, [regular] in which he served until Dec 1864 rising in the meantime from private to Sergeant. During this time he took a trip to Richmond, where he enjoyed the hospitalities of Libby prison and Belle Island. In Dec 1864 he was discharged for promotion and was commissioned as Lieutenant in the 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery [black] in which he served until the spring of 1866 when he was mustered put. After his return from the service he engaged in newspaper work. He and his brother, F.A. Dony, for a time were publishers of the Eleventh District Monitor, issued from Honesdale. He afterward published, the Milford Herald, Pike Co., PA, which he conducted for many years. In 1881 he received an appointment in the War Department where he still remains.
Jackson - Harry Duran, a boy 4 years old, painted the spire of the M.E. church in Thompson, 85 feet high.
Birchardville - One of Mr. & Mrs. Salom Bradshaw's children got very badly hurt last Sunday afternoon He was out to the barn and by some means ran a fork line through his foot. At the last report they wore doing all in their power for him, but some of the symptoms were not favorable.
Fairdale - We are now out of danger of being torn to pieces by the bear as two of four neighbors drove him to the other side of Jordan. It is now safe to go out and pick a few berries without shivering at the thought of meeting bear.
Clifford - A large black bear passed through near here last week. He has been seen by Henry Bennet and followed by him and others to the woods of J.J. Brownell, where they lost track of him. He was going in the direction of Elk Mountain. AND Saturday morning Burt Smith's horses ran away, they were hitched to a market wagon and ran away, they were hitched to a wagon, and ran against the front of Wells store, knocking down and breaking some 40 china cups that were on the window shelves and taking the corner column of the porch entirely out. Turning the wagon over, they got loose and did a little more damage.
Jackson - M.V. Larrabee has finished chopping a ten-acre fallow for E.R. Bebbelt, of North Jackson. Mr. Larrabee is an old veteran in that line of work, and has chopped for half a century, having used an axe since he was a small lad. AND we hear that W.R. Lamb, of Denver, Col., is intending to be present at the Lamb family gathering, on the 16th inst. Have not learned for a certainly that Frank Lamb will have the Lamb family "history" in readiness at the time of the family gathering, but we understand that he is working on it and that the book will be completed ere long.
Montrose - Any persons having in their possession dished loaned at the reception of Montrose Fire Co. No. 2 are requested to leave them at G.W. Baker's store as soon as convenient.
Compiled By: Betty Smith