December 02 1899/1999
Franklin Forks - A. W. Snow has moved in Fred Knapp's house by the mill. Clarence Devine has moved in a house on the Patch. Ciel Babcock, from Kirkwood, has moved in the Cameron house, near Salt Spring.
Gibson - The coroner's jury, after investigating the tragic death of Mrs. Suter, who was found dead in her home last week with a bullet through her heart, returned a verdict that the woman came to her death by her own hand while temporarily insane.
Susquehanna - Michael Murphy, who was arrested by Chief McMahon for stealing a suit of clothing, worn by a dummy in front of Kayser's store, was sentenced by Justice Williams to 60 days in the Montrose jail. AND: The 14th annual ball of the Erie Hose, which was held Thanksgiving eve, proved to be a gratifying success both socially and financially. The grand march was led by Mr. John Doherty and Miss Mable Perry, and about 40 couples participated in the march. Music by Doran's orchestra was an enjoyable feature.
Brookdale - Through the efforts of the Helping Hand Society, Lena and Maud Tarbox, children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Tarbox, were sent to the Soldiers' Orphan School at Harford. The society furnished them with comfortable clothing, and C. H. VanLoan took them to the school, Nov. 28th.
Lanesboro - Judson Ellis, a hermit writer for the leading periodicals of the county, died a few days ago near Walton, NY. Years ago he occupied a hut on the rocks above Jefferson Junction, a herd of goats his only companions. In early life he was a member of a book publishing house in Connecticut. He was a man of culture and refinement. It is not known what caused him to lead the life of a recluse, and his secret died with him.
Springville - Alton Packard gave the first of the course of five entertainments. It was the finest ever given there. The Independent Male Quartette, assisted by Miss Evelyn Fraser, will give the second number at the Academy Hall, Dec. 21.
Lenoxville - Charley Walker has been making his home with a widow and her son for a year. It is hinted that he had promised to marry her, she agreeing, believing that Walker would get the George W. Walker farm. Finding that Charley would not get the farm the widow sued him for his board. The case was heard up at Lenoxville. (From the Nicholson Examiner.)
Forest City - The citizens of this place held a public meeting to take action looking to the securement of a silk mill. A company which thinks of locating here desired a concession in the matter of local taxes and some financial aid from the residents of the town. Favorable action was taken at the meeting and it is quite possible that we may have a new and important acquisition to our industries.
South Gibson - Frank Belcher is again home from Alaska and will spend the winter at his old home. Mr. Belcher first went to the Klondike five years ago and located claims about 16 miles from Dawson City. The claims have proven very productive and it is said that Belcher has brought $150,000 from the gold fields. A year or so ago it was reported that Mr. Belcher had died of fever up in the frozen north, but he came home on a visit a year ago and has again made the round trip since last spring.
Forest Lake Centre - Elder W. C. Tilden went to Montclair, NJ, last Friday, and on Saturday preached the funeral sermon of Charles Gorton, a friend of his; he took the train Saturday night and got to Alford some time in the night. Sunday morning he walked from Alford to Montrose, a distance of nearly ten miles, drove his horse--which he had left in Montrose--to Forest Lake, preached there in the forenoon, at Birchardville in the afternoon, and attended the Christian Endeavor meeting at Forest Lake in the evening. Three hard days work for a man in his 71st year.
Friendsville - Anyone having any fancy sewing to do, cheap, please apply to Miss Lydia Barten, Forest City, Lake Street.
Dimock - A telephone wire is being put through from Dimock to Lynn by way of Springville.
Auburn - The suit over a horse trade between Messrs. Kellogg and Adams, which was to have been heard in Montrose, Monday, was postponed and it is now thought it will not come up again. AND: The annual oyster supper will be held at the parsonage Wednesday evening, Dec. 13. A cordial invitation is extended to all to lend a helping hand. If very stormy, next fair evening. Proceeds for Steward's fund.
Montrose - Mrs. C. E. S. Brewster has published a book of poems, entitled. "Wayside Blossoms." Their reading will cheer the hearts of the most downcast, while useful lessons may be learned therefrom by those of an attentive mind. "Wayside Blossoms" for a charming little booklet, gotten up in excellent taste, with an artistic cover design in gold, and the binding is accomplished by means of a ribbon. The book is issued from the press of the Independent Republican, Montrose. AND: Mrs. Lucy Warner Maynard, of Washington, has written a book entitled "Birds of Washington and Vicinity," which is being used in some of the schools in Washington as a text book. Mrs. Maynard is now the guest of her mother, Mrs. Henry Warner, of Montrose.
Hopbottom - There will be New Year's dinner served in the transept of the M.E. church; also an apron sale. Everyone should attend.
Uniondale - Rev. A. Eastman is holding revival meetings at Dart's corners. AND: Louis Crandall, of this place, and Edith Owens, of South Gibson, were married on Thanksgiving day. They will reside on North Main Street.
Compiled By: Betty Smith