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December 01 1911/2011

Montrose - Mahon’s cut glass factory is working over time and with an increased force in order to keep up with holiday orders. A large quantity of first quality cut glass in beautiful designs is being manufactured.

Hallstead - Deemer Bros., proprietors of the cut glass factory in this place, have added 12 more frames to their plant and a number of new men were given employment. This firm has a large number of orders ahead and the employees are working nights in order to keep up with the increasing business,

Auburn Twp. - Charles Lott, aged 94 years, and perhaps the oldest man in the county, died at his home in Auburn Tuesday morning. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at one o’clock. He was a highly respected citizen. AND At Auburn Four Corners W. J. McAvoy is putting a new galvanized roof on his hotel.

Great Bend - Sometime Friday morning, last, between 12:30 and daylight, burglars entered the store of C. S. Lines and with a horse and dray, likewise stolen from the barn of Elmer Wandall, proceeded to load up with goods from the store. When Mr. Lines went to the store in the morning he found the front door broken in and the rear door unlocked. The interior of the store was practically cleaned out. Suits, trousers, vests, overcoats, hats, neckwear, underwear and, in fact, everything the thieves could lay hands on had been removed. The burglars must have had consummate nerve, as the stolen horse and wagon was evidently backed up to the store and the good piled on. Later in the morning about half of the stolen goods were found in the haymow in Charles Norton’s barn, about one mile west of Susquehanna. Mr. Norton saw a coat dangling from the mow and making an investigation found that about 100 mens suits, overcoats and other articles had been secreted under the hay and proved to be from the Lines Store. It is believed that the robbery was committed by members of the gang camping on Canavan Island, a well known hobo resort in the river near Susquehanna.

Elk Lake - The neighbors of Joseph Risley made him a surprise wood bee last week. Byron Tyler and Charles Lake brought down their gasoline engine, and sawed enough wood to last all winter. It was a complete surprise to Mr. Risley, and he feels that he has reason to be grateful indeed, as he is quite old and his health is not the best.

Brooklyn - School closed two days last week so that the building might be fumigated on account of diphtheria in one family.

Rushville - Ralph Potts was in Montrose on Saturday with a ton of turkeys which he brought for D. W. Terry, who was making shipment. There were a number of successful turkey raisers at Rush and vicinity the past season. Cleon Smith was one of these, raising a flock of 80 fine turkeys. He sold over $150 worth from his flock on Saturday.

Susquehanna - F. D. Lyons, our veteran merchant, was much surprised a few days ago to secure through the mail a letter containing $8. The writer of the letter said that he was a business man and that about 20 years ago when he was a small boy, he went into Mr. Lyons’ store to make a small purchase. While being waited oon he says Mrs. Lyons dropped something and waiting his chance he picked it up and found that he had secured two $2 bills. He said after he grew to manhood his conscience began to trouble him and would not give him any peace until he made restitution, and early this week he enclosed $8 in an envelope and sent it to Mr. Lyons, explaining why he sent it and signed the letter “Business Man.” [From the Binghamton Republican]

Dimock/N. Bridgewater - J. W. Gavitt, Dimock, a veteran of the Civil War, has gone to the soldiers’ home in Tennessee for the winter. Walter Jackson, of N. Bridgewater, made a visit to his children, in Harford, before leaving for the soldiers’ home in Tennessee.

Herrick Center - The people of the west side of Herrick met for a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of A. B. Tingley, while the people of the east side held a Thanksgiving supper in the basement of the school house. ALSO Preparations are under way to render a cantata entitled, “Santa has the Grippe,” at the Baptist church at Xmas time.

Thompson - Prof. Burleigh is modestly proud of the result of his hustling on the lecture course. The first entertainment was a success. We saw staid old people laughing as though their sides would split. ALSO The new hot air heater was used for the first [time] in the M. E. church last Sunday. It proved successful.

Uniondale - John Bolter, in connection with his grocery store, is fixing up a nice place to serve lunches, oyster stews, etc. John knows just how to fix them up good. Let us know when you have your opening. Contractor Douglas & Yale are doing the carpenter work.

Forest City - Borough secretary S. F. Kane expected to have a toothful young roast pig as the central dish for his Thanksgiving dinner today. He won the little porker at a raffle, Monday night. After Council meeting he negotiated with Janitor O. F. Coyle to kill and dress the little animal. Oliver dispatched little piggie on Tuesday, scalded and scrapped him and strung him up by the heels to season in the cellar of the Borough building. Wednesday morning the pig was gone. “The worst part of it is,” said Oliver in telling a newsman his troubles, “for a joke I sent word to Festy [Mr. Kane] that I had sold the pig for $2.00, but I never thought anybody w’d go and hook him.”

Springville - The Commissioner of Fisheries will meet all parties interested, Friday, Dec. 8th, to decide whether or not Meshoppen creek is a trout stream. ALSO Will the party who took the lantern from the Clifton Drug Co. Show at the Odd Fellows Hall, at Lynn, kindly return to A. K. Loomis, who had to go home in the dark on account of the loss of the same? It is mighty handy on a dark night.

Tunkhannock - A young lady clad in hunting garb, with short skirts and leggings, and equipped with gun, cartridge belt and game bag, attracted attention at the depot recently as she alighted from a train. She was in company with her father, Tom Johnson, a hotelkeeper at Wyoming, and they were destined for the game fields up Bowman’s Creek. They made the trip last year and the girl came back with more game than her father. He gives her credit for being a quicker and surer shot than himself.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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