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December 09 1904/2004

"The leaves have turned to yellow,

The porch's charm has died;

Now Gladys and her fellow

Must lallygag inside."

Laurel Lake, Silver Lake Twp. - Frank McGraw is drawing wood to the Tripp Lake school. AND Dannie Mahoney and Dannie Coughlin met with a serious accident while making a short turn at Mrs. Lindsley's store, in Lawsville.

Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Wm. McGee, of South Auburn, starts for Montana today for his health. His many friends hope he may be benefited by the trip. AND Clark Dean has gone to Scranton to work.

South Gibson - Our stores are in holiday attire. Don't go out of town for Christmas goods. AND John J. Potter, of Binghamton, formerly a well-known and popular Gibson boy, is now a successful real estate man.

Susquehanna - Attorneys Richard J. Manning and E. B. Curtis have formed a co-partnership for the practice of law at Susquehanna. AND Mary Blake has secured a position with the Chapot-Shirlaw Chamois Co. at Hallstead. AND "Why Women Sin," is the attraction at Hogan opera house, next Monday evening.

Harford - S. J. Adams has sold his old sugar bush to the Rought & Ballard Co.

Middletown Twp. - Harry Jones has purchased the store at Neath. We wish you success, Harry.

Dimock - The Dimock Literary Society will give a free entertainment, Saturday evening, Dec. 10; all are invited; they have $49 worth of new books, which are free to everyone.

Friendsville - Remember the night of Dec. 26th, St. Francis Xavier's Bazaar will open on that night. Admission only 25 cents. A pleasant time is expected. All look forward to it with the greatest anxiety. One of the pleasing features will be the music both vocal and instrumental. Proceeds for the new temple of worship, work on which will be commenced early next spring. Door prize given to holder of lucky number. A bountiful repast will be served by the young ladies and all the delicacies of the season will there be found, in sufficient variety, to gratify the tastes of the most refined epicurean. The Bazaar is gotten up for a good cause. Friendsville has in the past assisted most generously in the building up of every Catholic church in this county, why now in its present undertaking should it not expect a helping hand from those whom it so cheerfully and generously assisted. All are invited.

Montrose - A Reminiscence from E. R. Smith: Through the kindness of Miss Emily C. Blackman, I received the program of a concert given by the Montrose band in October 1851. How well I remember it--though 53 years have passed--and how genial was the merry company that made up the old Montrose band of those days. It was composed of Theo. Smith, Alex. Smith, Rob't A. Smith, R. C. Simpson, C. A. Foster, A. P. Keeler, L. C. Keeler, Theo. Lyons and myself. Imagine, if you can, the joy, mirth and gladness that freely flowed in that "merrie companie" at rehearsals for preparation, and how it occurs to one now-a-days that the present generation know naught of "ye goode time." The weight of years slips from me as I recall those days and think of those dear old friends, now all "passed over," excepting Theo. Lyons, Chas. Foster and myself. Thanks to Miss Blackman for her kindness for the program and may she have an enjoyable winter. (Some of the songs on the program were: Love Not Quick Step, Bloomer Medley, Dead March, Happy Are We, Sweet the Hour, Ben Bolt Quick Step, Irish Emigrant's Quick Step, Home, Sweet Home, and more).

Forest City - Reported last week: Constable "Jack" Jones started out from Forest City with a prisoner, Edward Correll, whom he was to put under the guardianship of sheriff Brush. And thereby hangs a tale--one of the Sherlock Holmes variety. Now if you have ever looped the loop from the black diamond village to Montrose, via Carbondale and Scranton, you'll find it not nearly as exciting as you would imagine. It was this way with Jack. With his undemonstrative captive beside him in the seat, he found the journey long and tedious. The rhythmic rumble of the train and the swaying of the cars produce hypnotic effect, and a few miles this side of Scranton he dropped into a doze. But Correll didn't, and when the train stopped at Glenburn, so did Correll. It was near Dalton that Jack missed his charge. Then he got off. He hit the pike back to Glenburn, and who should he meet coming towards him but his friend Correll. Correll started to run; so did Jack. Jack ordered him to stop. The woods were near, however, and Correll heeded not the orders. Then the leaden messengers were sent after him and one lodging in the escaping prisoner's leg brought him to a halt. The prisoner was taken to Glenburn and brought on to Montrose. The examination by the physician showed the bullet to be in the fleshy part of the leg, and at last reports had not been extracted. Unless complications arise there is little danger of the wound resulting seriously. Correll was arrested for larceny, the goods stolen having said to be a couple of boxes of cigars. Mr. Jones is of powerful physique, fully six feet high and weighing over 200 pounds. His features are strong and quite handsome, and he conveys the impression of being a man who would act deliberately and not hastily. He seemed chagrined at his prisoner's escape and the necessity of shooting to effect a capture, and was reticent in discussing the subject.

News Brief: The next great fair will be the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition at Portland, Oregon, opening June 1 and closing October 15, 1905. The exposition grounds cover a space of 407 acres and include a beautiful natural lake. The United States government has appropriated for it's building and exhibits $475,000. The approximate cost of the whole exposition is $5,000,000. The exposition will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the "Oregon country' now comprising the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and a large part of Montana and Wyoming.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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