February 03 1911/2011
Hallstead - A number of persons who were unable to get their ice houses filled from the river before the ice broke up, are obtaining their supply from the vast quantity piled along the banks, which is of very good quality and thickness.
Alford - The pony truck wheels on the L.&M. engine jumped the tracks on Saturday morning, making the train about an hour and a half late in reaching the Montrose station.
Susquehanna - George Stark weather has presented two fine oil paintings to the Erie Hose Co. and the Chemical Engine Co. ALSO The Chicago Glee Club delighted a large audience in Hogan Opera House last evening. This was the final number of the citizens' entertainment course.
Fairdale - The Fairdale baseball club, having organized for the season of 1911, will hold a box social Friday evening, Feb. 10th, at Grange Hall to aid the boys in defraying expenses of the coming season. Ladies are invited to bring the boxes supplied with eatables for two. Come and give the boys a lift and see who gets the gold watch.
Brooklyn - The funeral of L. K. Tewksbury was held from his late home on Thursday of last week. Mr. Tewksbury was almost 80 years old and in years gone by was the village cooper. He was engaged in the car stops of the D.L.&W. railroad for over 20 years. He is survived by his widow, who is a sister of Mrs. D. A. Titsworth of Montrose, and three sons: Cramer, who is the official engineer for the D.L.&W. and has had charge of the "Comet", the official car of that road for several years; DeWitt A., has charge of the silk department of the Finley store in Scranton and Joseph is the barber at Brooklyn. One daughter, Mrs. G. B. Tiffany, of Kingsley, also survives.
Thompson - Allan D. Miller has been appointed by the master of the State Grange a member of the Legislative Committee of the Grange.
Heart Lake/Lake Montrose - Work on the ice was discontinued the first of the week, owing to the warm weather, the ice being unsafe to drive horses upon. It will take about a week more to complete filling the large ice house. It is also hoped to send out large quantities of ice on [railroad] cars, if the weather holds good. At Lake Montrose, E. J. Keough has his ice houses filled with excellent ice, and the farmers of the vicinity largely have their individual ice houses filled.
West Auburn - Petitions for woman suffrage have been sent to this place recently. Our people are inclined to go slow on this sort of thing. Better wait a few years until it has been thoroughly tried out in the States of Washington, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. Let the woman suffrage tree be known by its fruits. ALSO, in South Auburn, F. M. Baldwin and Marble Capwell furnished the gasoline engine and cut the wood for the church on Tuesday last, while the neighbors split and piled it for future use.
Forest City - Like a victim of the African "sleeping sickness," or Southern "hookworm," Miss Tillie Stratford is puzzling three physicians who are trying with all their skill to diagnose the strange ailment of the young woman. Miss Stratford is seized with yawning spells that keep her yawning five minutes and more at a stretch. The yawning is of such violent character that it is steadily and surely weakening the girl. Drs. Niles and Knapp, of Carbondale, and McGuire, of Vandling, are attending the girl, and they consider the case one of the strangest they have ever come in contact with. ALSO Forest City wants to have Main Street paved, letting the State of Pennsylvania pay 3/4th of the bill and 1/4th to be paid by property owners, whose properties front said street.
Forest Lake - More than 60 friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, on Jan. 26, to give him a pleasant surprise on his 63d birthday. His children were all home for the first time in 19 years. All were served with a bounteous dinner and entertained with music and singing.
Elkdale - Prof. John E. Williams gave an illustrated lecture on "California" in the church Saturday evening. There was a large attendance.
North Jackson - On Jan. 25th, the graduating exercises of the training school for certified nurses, at Albany, NY, were held. Many will be interested to know that Miss Edna Crane was among the graduates, having received the highest average in the class.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - C. W. Berry has taken the agency for a new kind of engine, manufactured at Detroit. It will burn coal oil, kerosene, alcohol, naphtha or anything in that line.
Uniondale - A wordy traveling church member came into one of the stores in town the other day and began raking the church members down quite freely and emphasized his words by throwing his arms quite lively; we tried to pacify him by saying to let the wheat grow until the harvest, and to love his neighbor as thyself, but he was disconsolate. He may be one of that kind--big I and little U.
Ararat Summit - Leon W. Potter, of Thompson, will open his store to the public on Wednesday of this week. He is now located in the large store building near the depot in this place, and is putting in a general line of store goods. This makes two businesses in this place, where theretofore we have had but one store. O. F. Potter, who has been our only merchant here for several years, has sold his store building and goods to James I. Wakeman, of Burn wood, who has been occupying the store the past two weeks. When in need of merchandise drive to Ararat where you should be able to find just the goods you want at the right prices at both our new stores.
New Milford - The roller block mill, the lath mill and the engine house of the Crossley plant here, were destroyed by fire which started at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. The loss is estimated at several thousand dollars. The fire department, by heroic effort, saved the main mill and also prevented a more serious conflagration. A light snow storm proved of great help in preventing the sparks from lodging on roofs. The fire started in the engine room and was discovered by Mr. Cooper, the night towerman of the Lackawanna, who gave the alarm. The mill is owned by A. C. Crossley of Binghamton.
Compiled By: Betty Smith