December 20 1918/2018
Harford – The forthcoming wedding of Andrew Carnegie’s daughter will be of peculiar interest to many county people. The young man is a grand-son of Rev. Adam Miller, who was pastor of the Harford Congregational church for 55 years. Ensign Roswell Miller, son of the former president of the St. Paul railroad, is shortly to become the husband of Miss Margaret Carnegie, the only child and heir of the aged steel master. Roswell Miller was a student of engineering in the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken when the war started. He left his studies to become an ensign in the navy.
Montrose – Capt. Edson S. Warner, Civil War veteran, who enlisted in and made captain of Co. K, 56th PA Volunteer Infantry, and later a member of Four Brother’s Post, G.A.R., died at his home at age 84. He acted as mail clerk on the Montrose branch of the Lehigh Valley railroad for a number of years and was also teller in the First National Bank for a time. He was a brother to Charles N. Warner, West Point graduate and Civil War veteran. Deceased was a son of the late Nelson Warner and practically his entire life was spent in the county, he being one of the oldest residents of the town. ALSO Mrs. Homer Slaughter received a notification from the War department on Saturday of the death of her husband in France. He died from pneumonia on Oct. 19. Deceased was a son of John Slaughter and was a courteous and jovial young man. He was drafted during the summer, going to Camp Custer, Mich., and later to France. He is survived by his wife, father and a number of brothers and sisters. [Homer was the son of John Slaughter, born in 1868, who came north from Maryland when he was three years old with his father, Nimrod, and mother, Ella, both former slaves.]
Thompson – Died last week, Old Topsy, 36 years old, owned by C.B. Jenkins the past 32 years. Several years ago Mr. Jenkins was a salesman for a firm in Gloversville, NY and for 12 years he traveled in Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, Bradford, Lackawanna and Sullivan counties in Pennsylvania and Otsego, Orange, Delaware, Broome and Chenango counties in New York. At this time Topsy was at her best. No automobile was necessary in order to sell his goods. C. B., with Topsy, and a wagon or a sled as the need might be, was able to meet his appointments on schedule. No delays on account of blow-outs, punctured tires, etc. In receiving letters from relatives and friends at a distance, Topsy was always inquired after the same as others of the family. What better friend can there be then a horse, faithful and true, who obeys so willingly and never talks back to you.
Susquehanna – Prof. H.S. Warner, the well-known music teacher, has just rounded out 40 years as an organist at the First Presbyterian church here. He has made an enviable record during this long service. ALSO Fellow townsmen often meet under strange circumstances. Claude Conklin, son of George Conklin, was severely wounded by bursting shrapnel during the closing days of the war. The doctor who bent over him on the battlefield was Dr. Denman, of Susquehanna, a surgeon in the army. Conklin was a driver and was some distance behind the battlefront when a shell burst near him. Dr. Denman was on his way to the front and stopped to succor the wounded man who proved to be a Susquehannan. Claude wrote to his father about being attended by Dr. Denman.
West Lenox – Eugene Brundage has presented our school with a nice flag pole and the children have purchased a new flag.
Silver Lake – Henry W. Hill was in town on Wednesday. Mr. Hill is still exhibiting his badly scarred hands that were burned in the fire that destroyed his barn last August, which was struck by lightning.
Marriage licenses granted: Albert J. Kinney, Brooklyn and Laura A. Pratt, Kingsley; Rodney J. Harding, New Milford and Gladys M. Lewis, New Milford; Herbert Williams, Susquehanna and Marion Atkins, Susquehanna.
Forest City – The police force will hold moving picture shows at the Plaza theatre on Saturday, December 28 and on Sunday afternoon and evening December 29, to raise a benefit fund for a celebration when the boys come home. Just think how the boys will feel when they reach home. Let their homecoming be one of joy and gladness. You can help to make the event one the boys will always remember by buying tickets for the show as a starter.
Uniondale – The few members of McPherson Post G.A.R., at a meeting held Saturday, elected the following officers for the coming term: Theron Dimmock, post commander; Jerry Kishbaugh, senior vice commander; F.Z. Carpenter, quartermaster. The above officers were selected to attend the meeting of the State camp at Lancaster next June and Morris B. Davis was elected delegate to represent the local post.
Jackson – Ed Leonard, while cranking his car last Tuesday, had the misfortune to sprain his arm quite badly.
News Brief: There appears to be a vagueness among the merchants of the county regarding the hours which they may employ female clerks and help during the holiday season. Factory inspector E.W. Lott, of Springville, requested that this information be given. Three days of the consecutive seven days in which the holiday falls, females may be employed two hours additional on those three days, but such additional hours of employment shall not exceed 54 hours in the week. Females may be employed during the holiday season, who are under 24 years of age, but they cannot be employed later than 9 o’clock in the night.
200 Years Ago from the Montrose Gazette, December 19, 1818.
*DIED. In the township of Rush, on the morning of the 12th instant, Captain Israel Birchard, aged fifty three years. Captain Birchard was a native of Connecticut and was one of the earliest settlers in this County. His life was an undeviating example of integrity, and he died in the joy and hope of a blessed immortality. His death is lamented, not only by his excellent wife and large family of children, but by all who were acquainted with him, to whom he has left the example of his good conduct. His death was that of a Christian, and those who witnessed the resignation of his last moments, could truly exclaim, Blessed are they that die in the Lord!
*WAS LEFT. At the store of Herrick & Fordham about two months since, a new check Cotton HANDKERCHIEF, with a few pounds of Sugar tied in it. The owner can have it by calling and paying for this advertisement. Dec. 16, 1818.
*STRAY HEIFER. Broke into the enclosures of the subscriber about the thirtieth of Sept. last, a brown two years old HEIFER; she has some white under her belly, a speckled face, and has crumpled horns. The owners requested to pay charges and take her away. FREEMAN NICKERSON. Springville, Dec. 17, 1818.
Compiled By: Betty Smith