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December 10 1914/2014

Montrose – Parents are urged to caution their children not to coast [sled] on the sidewalks. Despite frequent warnings, the practice still continues, and a number of elderly people have had severe falls as a result.  The authorities intend arresting future offenders.

Brooklyn – C. A. Rozell, the Brooklyn gardener, who has made two regular trips to Montrose each week since June, makes his last regular trip tomorrow. He will continue to make occasional trips as the nature of the orders for seasonable products warrant. He is selling some very fine, crisp celery and excellent sweet cider made from sprayed apples, which are especially wanted along abut holiday time.

Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – Thieves made their second attack on Dan Whalen’s poultry house Thursday night. After being fired on they escaped leaving two nice turkeys in a bag. It is possible they took some of the shot with them.

South Gibson – The death of little Franklin Payne, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Payne, which occurred Tuesday morning, was a great shock to the community. He had been sick but a few days with inflammation of the bowels. The family has the sympathy of a host of friends.

Susquehanna/Honesdale – Masked  highwaymen held up and shot Robt. Voight, an Erie Railroad track-walker, at Tierney’s bank, half way between Honesdale and Susquehanna, on Thursday evening, and got 60 cents and a nickel watch for their trouble. Voight is in the hospital at Susquehanna with a bullet hole in his right lung and will probably die. The robbers overlooked $25 which he carried in the upper right hand pocket of his vest and which was pierced by the bullet that penetrated his lung. When the train crew picked up the wounded man a little after 7 o’clock and searched his pockets they pulled out the blood-soaked bills and found that their several thicknesses had been pierced. Voight lives at Southport, about two miles from Tierney’s bank. The scene of the robbery is in Buckingham Township, Wayne county. The wounded man died in the hospital Friday. It is said that District Attorney Ferguson (Susquehanna Co.), who has been investigating, knows who the murderers are.

Auburn Twp. – Cards were received on Thanksgiving Day, announcing the marriage of Lucy Davis Carter to Gerald Shumway, the wedding occurring at the old homestead, at Retta, at 12’oclock noon.

Kingsley – “Aqua Inn,” as its name implies, is purely a cold water hotel. In an interview with the proprietor, recently, we asked him if it was possible to run a hotel and make a living without a liquor license. His answer was an emphatic, “Yes, I am doing it.” He conducts one of the best country hotels in the county, and guests are always welcome.

Uniondale – Mrs. H. L. Williams, of Gothenberg, Nebraska, recently presented Uniondale Public Library with 50 volumes of finely bound books.  ALSO L. P. Norton had a big surprise on his birthday. He had been telling that he was a little past sixteen and a lot of his friends found out that he was 71 years of Age, Dec. 2, 1914.  Mr. Norton lays it to his wife—giving his age away—and getting so many there.  He said he didn’t see how they could be so good in fetching him so many nice presents, and then act so.  He tells around town that they greased his nose.

Forest City – Five boys, none of them more than just in their teens, were arrested and charged with breaking into local stores and purloining goods. It is claimed that the youngsters have, within the past few weeks, gained entrance to the hardware stores of Aldrich & Co., G. A. Thorpe, the Bartholomew Co., and the general store of Wm. Milasky. At the latter place they took some boots and at the Bartholomew store they took a couple of small guns, a revolver or two and some ammunition. Their fancy seemed to run to shooting irons as they purloined an air gun at Aldrich & Co.’s store. Their investigations of the Thorpe store were confined to the basement and they were frightened away before getting anything. The lads were held for court, three getting bail and the other two being taken to Montrose jail.

Hop Bottom – A Christmas sale of art work will be held at Melia Brown’s millinery rooms, beginning Dec. 12, the articles for sale being executed by Miss Evelyn Brown, of Brooklyn, and Miss Dora VanAlstyne, of Clarks Summit.

East Bridgewater – Nelson Aldrich is very critically ill with typhoid pneumonia and grave fears are entertained for his recovery. He is attended by two nurses and a council of doctors was held Tuesday.

Towanda – Herbert Johnson, who was arrested on the charge of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Floyd Vanderpool, at Towanda, on November 26, has been released from jail on $1,000 bail. Johnson was given a hearing before Squire John H. Orcott, who held him for court on the manslaughter charge. Only two witnesses were heard—Coroner Johnson told of the post mortem and Orange Johnson, an eyewitness to the fight, described the scene incidental to the murder. A dispute as to who was the better dancer and the better singer, following a general drinking period, in which considerable cider was consumed, preceded the fatal fight.

Clifford – Robert Taylor received a hurry call last week to return to his job in Binghamton, which he was obliged to leave about a month ago, on account of the shut down caused by failure to receive orders for work by the concern where he was at work. Returning business prosperity has filled the factory again with orders, and it is now running on full time. Another sign of the times. ALSO It is Santa Claus now that is turning the brains of our little folks topsy- turvy with bright anticipations of the coming of Christmas time.

Glenwood – Mrs. E. G. Palmer is busily engaged in putting up jelly.  She reports a ready sale, having already made sale of over 30 gallons.

Middletown Twp. – The Literary Society met at John Murphy’s Friday evening. Twenty new members were enrolled, increasing the membership to forty-nine. A pleasing program was rendered consisting of recitations and musical selections.  The leading feature of our next program will be a debate on Woman Suffrage—Mary Murphy, affirmative and Chris Coleman, negative. The next meeting will be held at J. W. Coleman’s, Friday evening, Dec. 18, promptly at 8:30. ALSO At a quilting bee at Mrs. Thomas Foster’s, Wednesday, two quilts were quilted.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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