December 12 1902/2002
Forest Lake - Our stage driver has bought another horse and expects soon to have everything in apple pie order, so that any one wishing to ride will find it more comfortable than before. He having bought the route we wish him success.
North Jackson - After a few weeks' illness, Elliott Bryant died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Griggs, North Jackson, Dec. 3. He was a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, and his funeral services were conducted under the auspices of Myron French Post G.A.R., of Jackson, last Friday afternoon, Rev. Harry Kelly officiating.
Susquehanna - An effort will be made to electric light the road between Susquehanna and Lanesboro. AND The stage of Hogan Opera House has been changed and improved. The larger troops can hereafter use their own scenery. Fred Raymond's big scenic production, "Old Arkansaw" will appear on Dec. 18th.
Lawsville Centre - A Pie Social will be held by the School Library Association at Creamery Hall on New Year's Eve. There will be a grab bag in connection with the social. The ladies are requested to bring a pie and two forks. AND There will be a "neighborhood" Xmas Tree, at the Baptist church, Christmas Eve, and all are invited to hang presents on the tree and enjoy the festivities.
New Milford - J. Reed Powell gave a stereopticon lecture at the opera house, Thursday evening: subject, "Destruction of St. Pierre." This was the second number of the lecture course. The third will be given next week, Wednesday eve, by the Hearous Sisters' Co.
Lawton - The Rush Grangers annual feast will be held at Kahler's Hall, on Dec. 20th. Having a membership of about 160, it will be no small affair. The Grange will also have a Christmas tree and entertainment Christmas night. All invited.
Hallstead - While Victor Stack and Frank Smith, of Hallstead, were out shooting with a small caliber rifle, they saw John VanAuken, the 10 year-old son of Henry Van Auken, of Great Bend, some distance from them and one of the boys thought he would see if he could hit him at so great a distance. He pointed the gun at the boy and fired, the ball striking the boy's head just above the ear. Dr. Hines was called and after locating the ball, which had lodged just within the skull bone, removed the same and at last accounts the patient was doing well and will recover. Pretty careless business.
Montrose -The Narrow Gauge train was caught early this year by winter's snows, and has been making but one trip a day part of the week. AND The stereopticon machine to be used at Village Hall, this evening, is one of the very best to be had, it costing $900. The excellent work done with this machine causes the views to stand out with life-like distinctness, which coupled with the interesting and instructive lecture by J. Reed Powell, almost transport the people who are hearing of this dire catastrophe to that terror stricken island itself. The opportunity may never again be presented to our people to hear this wonderful lecture, and all should avail themselves of this opportunity.
Clifford - a ping-pong club has been organized in Clifford with J.W. Edwards as president. They meet Tuesday evenings in Finn's Hall.
Hopbottom - Those in the primary department of the graded school, Lillian Byram, teacher, who have not missed a day during the past month of school are: Ruth Watson, Albert Strickland, Elwood Tiffany and Paul Warner. Many other would have been included in the list had it not been for the severe storm Friday. Those having had perfect spelling lessons since Nov. 17 are: Mamie Brown, Roy Case, Edward Conrad and Clyde Luce.
Forest City - The Forest City News has been enlarged, and is now a six-column, eight-page paper. It makes a great improvement, even in that excellent publication.
Lathrop Twp. - In the matter of the contested will of the late H. W. Lord, in which it is alleged the will is a forgery, court appointed Geo. P. Little, a master, to hear evidence submitted and make a report thereof to court.
Herrick Center - Announcement is made of the marriage of Rose, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Flynn, to Matthew Crowley, of Long Eddy, NY. She is an accomplished young lady and we extend to them our heartiest congratulations.
Gibson - A Christmas sale under the auspices of the Ladies Aid of the Methodist church will be held at Grange Hall, Dec. 12. Many useful and fancy articles will be for sale and a chicken pie dinner will be served. The band will be present in the evening and the entertainment will be given by the Kann sisters, of Scranton. An evening of pleasure is promised all who attend. Adm. 10 and 20 cents.
News Briefs - In the House, yesterday, Hon. Galusha A. Grow delivered an address on the relations of labor and capital. At the end of the present session he retires at the age of 79 years, after a career in public life extending over half a century. His speech was regarded as his valedictory to public life and was listened to with close attention by his colleagues. His conclusion was that some sort of co-operation between labor and capital was the only solution of the problem. AND Rev. J. V. Hussie, rector of the Honesdale Catholic church, has urged the young ladies of the church to marry, even if the young men with whom they go are poor. He offers to perform the marriage ceremony without charge.
Friendsville - Dr. Nathan Y. Leet died at his home in Scranton Saturday night. Deceased was born in Friendsville March 2, 1830, being nearly 72 years ago, and in 1866 went to Scranton where he had an excellent medical practice until the time of his death. AND John E. O'Brien, of Montrose, and Miss Catherine S. McMahon, of Friendsville, were united in marriage at Friendsville, Wednesday morning, Nov. 26th, by the Rev. B. V. Driscoll. Thomas J. Mangan, of Binghamton, was best man and Miss Mary T. McMahon was bridesmaid. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. McMahon. The couple will reside in Montrose, where the groom is engaged in [the] furniture and undertaking business.
Compiled By: Betty Smith