December 11 1908/2008
Forest City - One of the rarest musical treats Forest City has had an opportunity to enjoy in a long time was the concert given under the auspices of the Presbyterian church in the Baptist church, Tuesday evening, by the Blauvelt Ladies Club, the Arian Male chorus and the Carbondale Harmonic Society. There were over 50 in the party of the best of the Pioneer City's Musical talent. Reese B. Reese was the leader of the party and rendered a solo, "My Ain Folks," that was one of the best numbers on the program. A vocal solo by Miss Lowry, a vocal solo by Miss Moylan and Mr. Reese with the choral work of the combined party, furnished a program of surpassing merit.
Uniondale - Quite a snow and blizzard last night, followed by a nice rain this morning. It is hopeful it will continue until it breaks the water famine. A goodly number of families are borrowing water from their neighbors, where they have been fortunate enough to have good wells. Lewis Lake and the streams haven't been so low for many years as they are now.
New Milford - Col. C. C. Pratt, of New Milford, who was just elected to congress, is a very original and interesting personage. Whenever he talks he always says something that will probably arouse your combative instincts and also give you a new line of thought. He evidently has some unexpurged ideas on women's rights, for the other day he strayed into a convention of suffragists in Philadelphia and made the following remarks: "I have no objections to woman's voting from the man's standpoint, but I have a most decided objection from the woman's standpoint. In my estimation, business has within the past 24 years taken away about 50 per cent of all the qualities that go to make women lovable, and I would most earnestly plead that the other 50 per cent might not be destroyed by politics. Let a woman vote if she wants to but protect me from the woman who wants to."
Heart Lake - December 5, being the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Whitney, about 50 of their friends and relatives gave them a pleasant surprise.
Brooklyn - The stores in the village have taken on a holiday appearance and many new things are on exhibition.
Rush - Simeon Oakes has had water placed in his house recently. AND New air pressure lights have been installed in the Baptist Church.
Springville - The "kid wagon" looks rather empty on its way to and from school. Springville seems to be afflicted with two evils, chicken pox and chicken thieves.
Susquehanna - Dr. Dixon, State Commissioner of Health, has decided to establish a tuberculosis dispensary here and Dr. Samuel Birdsall has taken charge. Until a suitable and permanent location can be secured for the dispensary it will be located in Dr. Birdsall's office and will be opened tomorrow. The object of the dispensary is to furnish medical examination, medicines and certain kinds of food when necessary to persons suffering from any form of tuberculosis and whose financial circumstances will not allow them to incur the expenses of such services and supplies.
Clifford - Walter Spedding, W. Morgan and Elmer Coil attended the shooting match at Lenoxville last Saturday. They reported a fine time, a big turnout, and that many ducks and pigs were carried away.
East Dimock - J. W. Bunnell is moving a large house for Mr. Bennett of Harford. Anyone needing buildings moved would do well to call on Mr. Bunnell. AND W. W. Kinner is going to make butter. Anyone in want of butter or buttermilk will know where to find it.
Harford - The physicians of Harford have arranged their fee bill so that there will be no variation in their prices, and after Dec.1 all night calls will be double the price of day calls.
Elk Lake - The lake was partially frozen over Dec. 6. AND W. H. Tanner has added a dry goods department to his grocery store.
Montrose - A former Montrose resident, Atty. C. S. Woodruff, of Scranton, who was principal of the high school, is one of President-elect Taft's intimate friends, having graduated with him from Yale. Mr. Woodruff has received a hearty invitation to attend the inauguration from the president-elect, who has kept in touch with him through correspondence all the years since graduation. AND A Montrose young man is after the chicken picking record. Carl Hawley, of Rogers' meat market, thought he had the art down to a pretty fine point, so a "watch was held on him" and he succeeded in cleaning the feathers off a good-sized fowl in just 40 seconds flat. Carl thinks he can go it a few seconds better, if necessary, but taking it leisurely, that is about an average speed. A Scranton young man established a record of 40 seconds, which brought about the interest
Herrick Center - While it may have been obligatory for neighboring districts and towns to close their schools, it has not been necessary to close our village schools on account of any infectious disease. A great many of these diseases are carried from social functions. We cannot lay all the blame on the public school. Some of these disease germs are carried from the "kissing match" that is so much engaged in by young people at social functions. The best time for one sex to kiss another is when they are big and are married, and are sure the opposite kisser is not "infected." AND It seems so strange that no one knows the time of or has a time table of the "Uniondale-Herrick Center" trolley line. It certainly is very inconvenient to travel from Herrick Center. Why not every one join hands and get to kicking and compel the Erie to put another passenger train.
Great Bend - Frank Ticknor died Wednesday, at the Simon Barnes hospital, in Susquehanna, as the result of injuries received in the Erie boiler shop a few weeks ago. Saturday his left leg was amputated and Ticknor was apparently on the road to recovery, but the shock and loss of blood proved too much for him. The body was taken to his home in Great Bend this afternoon
Compiled By: Betty Smith