February 01 1901/2001
Lenox - The creamery meeting at Howard school house Saturday evening was largely attended, over two hundred farmers being present. We learn that they won't patronize the South Gibson creamery this year, but the milk will be taken to Honesdale.
Little Meadows - Wm. Holland had the misfortune to fall on the ice, fracturing his leg and three ribs, but is doing nicely under the skillful treatment of Dr. Tripp, of Warren Centre. AND Joseph Degnan, who has been working for J. E. Hickey the past year, is breaking Thos. Walsh's sorrel colt to drive single. Joe reports big snow drifts on Cork Hill. AND We understand that Wm. Foster intends going to Friendsville to learn wagon-making.
Montrose - It is now safe to declare that the proposed new industry--a pants factory--is an assured "go" and that it will be in operation in the early spring. Our well-known townsman, John E. O'Brien and S. Feinbloom, the clothier, late of Binghamton, made a proposition to furnish the capital and establish the factory here.
Susquehanna - Misses Delia Hurley and Mae Belcher, employed in the "Transcript" office, have been ill with la-grippe. AND The Erie has decided to let newsboys remain on some of its local trains.
Jackson - Myron French Post, G.A.R., held their annual camp fire Friday evening, Feb. 1st. Prof. Edgar B. Curtis, principal of the Oakland high school, delivered an excellent and scholarly address. Miss Lena Barrett, of Susquehanna, recited; Miss Howard, of Thomson, sang; and Clayton Benson and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Larrabee and daughter, Ida, rendered vocal and instrumental selections to a large and appreciative audience. Beans and coffee were last, but not least, on the program.
Hallstead - A large shipment of fine Morris chairs were shipped on Tuesday morning, by express on No. 2, to New York city from the chair factory here. The chairs were consigned to John Wanamaker. AND Nearly all the passenger trains on the Lackawanna run behind schedule time, which was something unusual in the "good old days." Surely, things have changed.
Fairdale - The Epworth League, of the M.E. church, will give a Washington's Birthday supper in the basement of the church. Oysters will be served. Proceeds for the pastor's salary. AND People are glad of the opportunity to take the rust off their snow shoes, and they are doing it in fine style.
Stevens' Point - Recently someone cut open and took money from a mail pouch hanging upon a catcher awaiting the arrival of Palmer's Flyer. Government detectives are investigating.
Silver Lake - Many are taking advantage of the snow by getting out their wood and hauling their logs to the saw mill.
Harford - Edith McConnell spent Sunday with their parents while on her way from Wilkes-Barre to Montrose to act as stenographer for Paul Sherwood, a lawyer from Wilkes-Barre, who has a case in court.
Brooklyn - Poles are being distributed between Brooklyn and Foster for the new telephone wire. AND The coronet band gave a a hop Friday evening to raise funds for their organization. It was a success in every way--and, incidentally, it might be remarked that Brooklyn is renowned for the success of her social functions. A splendid supper was served by Landlord Tewksbury.
West Auburn - Mrs. Mary Hopper has been suffering with gatherings in her head, but we hear that she is easier. AND There will be a 20th century oyster supper and free entertainment in the M.E. church at this place on the 14th of February. Supper 20 cents. Valentines and other notions for sale; proceeds for the church.
Hopbottom - Binghamton parties have been here looking for a site to locate a cigar factory.
Transue - Saturday, Feb. 2, the mercury registered l degree below zero, yet the ground hog saw his shadow.
Forest City - A social club--so new that it has not yet been christened--has just been organized. The club will be quartered in the new Ellis building and will occupy the entire ground floor and half of the rooms on the second floor. Its membership includes many of the active business men of the place.
Lake-A-Meadows - John Jones is seriously ill with the measles. AND Charles Walch, of this place, is busily engaged in hauling logs to Kiley's mill.
Mud Lake - Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Barney, of Quaker Lake, entertained a party of young friends, Thursday evening. Dancing and pedro were indulged in until midnight when the refreshments were served. All departed to their homes reporting an enjoyable time. Music was furnished by the Mud Lake musical club.
Uniondale - James Bennett recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
Gibson - There has been no school on Union hill this week on on account of the illness of the teacher, Miss Julia Stockbine.
News Briefs - Mrs. Nation, the Kansas saloon wrecker, is rather overshadowing George Washington in the hatchet business. AND The census department gives the population of several Susquehanna county boroughs and townships as follows: Susquehanna borough, 3,815; Lanesboro, 821; Montrose, 1,827; Great Bend borough, 836; Great Bend township, 1,000; New Milford borough, 715; New Milford township, 1,206; Hallstead borough, 1,040; Clifford township, 1,134; Dimock township, 347; Dundaff, 159; Forest City, 4,279; Gibson township, 963; Harford township, 1,488; Herrick township, 620; Jackson township, 1,304; Thompson borough, 309; Thompson township, 489; Uniondale, 351.
Compiled By: Betty Smith