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February 05 1915/2015

Hallstead – Fire, which broke out about 3:30 Thursday morning in the postoffice building, destroyed that structure, the grocery store building of H. J. Brown adjoining, and the residence of Mrs. Rose Dayton. In the Brown building was also a barber shop conducted by H. Shaw. The building was an old wooden structure, built some 75 years ago. Although the firemen worked hard and did much in preventing a more serious fire, but little could be saved from the burning structures. The loss is estimated at from $10,000 to 12,000, partly covered by insurance.  The cause of the fire is unknown. The postoffice has been relocated in the store of the newly appointed postmaster, D. E. Hanrahan.

Great Bend – Wednesday morning a sad tragedy occurred when Mrs. Celia Tierney met her death in the flames which consumed her home. When the fire companies arrived the building, an old wooden structure, was wrapped in flames and it was impossible to get within. Mrs. Tierney lived alone and fears were confirmed that she was inside when firemen entered the home and found her badly charred body lying on the floor of a room near a window. It is supposed that the fire started by her clothing catching fire from the stove. The death of the highly respected lady has brought sadness into many homes where she was known and beloved. Four sons survive her: John, of Kingston, Pa; Michael, of Syracuse; Patrick, of Omaha, Neb, and James, living in Illinois.

Friendsville – A dance and supper will be given at the hall here on Feb. 10, for the benefit of the Friendsville band. Plenty of good music will be provided. All are invited. Admission 25 cents.

St. Joseph – Rev. John Joseph McCahill, a native of this place, now assistant to Dean Penney, of the Church of the Annunciation, New York city, will attend the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree banquet, in Binghamton, Feb. 10th.

Montrose – Walter G. Castle, formerly proprietor of the Cnic Theatre, has purchased the box ball alley and pool parlors, which for the past few years has been conducted by Harry J. Light, in the basement of the Cohen block. Mr. Castle expects to make a number of necessary improvements and will conduct the place to please all who call on him.

Auburn Twp. – Some folks think that buildings cannot be successfully moved. A. K. Mericle has just finished having his house moved a distance of some 50 ft., up over an incline of perhaps 18 ft., in midwinter. It was a cold job. The family lived in the house at the time and now is rejoicing at having their house in a more sightly place. ALSO At Fower Hill, Mr. Papal, the eye specialist, passed over the hill Tuesday, looking after the interests of the eyes.

Lawton, Rush Twp. – Now that the Haire Hotel lost its license, on the grounds of no necessity, it seems proper to call attention to the fact that this beautiful property seems capable of being converted into a famous temperance resort and place for keeping summer boarders. We hope this will be done, as no one wishes to see the buildings idle.

Harford – Remember the next meeting of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, at the home of Mrs. John Dixon, on Friday, Feb. 12. If there is sleighing, a way will be provided for all who wish to go.

Susquehanna – Thomas Moran, a D. & H. brakeman, was fatally injured at East Windsor on Tuesday morning. He was brought to the local hospital, where he died Wednesday morning. ALSO Ernest Korstmanhaus will open a tailor shop in the Dooley block on Erie Ave. ALSO Miss Anna O’Malley entertained the “Adamless Eves” at her home, Thursday evening.

Silver Lake – February came in like a lion, Boys!  Beware of the blizzards. ALSO Many of the farmers are busy filling their ice houses and Thomas McCormick is helping James Mahoney fill his ice house. ALSO A sleigh ride party, from Binghamton, was royally entertained at C. F. Sweeney’s Sunday evening.

Gelatt – The death of Philander J. Bonner occurred here Jan. 26, 1915, in the 79th year of his age. Mr. Bonner was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in C. F, 141st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at Poolsville, Maryland in November of 1862 and wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. Philander was of a generous nature and was noted for his hospitality. In June of 1881 he was married to Marrianna T. Peck, of Harford, and was the father of one son and also two daughters by a former marriage. His faithful wife and devoted son cared for him during his illness.  Mr. Bonner was laid at rest in the cemetery at Gelatt.

Franklin Forks – Clare H. Summers, of Eitevau, Canada, is spending some time at the home of his father, Harvey Summers, being called home by the failing health of his parent. Mr. Summers went to Canada about 14 years ago, taking up a homestead there. While he has been engaged in other vocations and ventures, he is now tilling the soil and enjoying the prosperity that only comes to those who possesses vim and energy.

East Bridgewater Twp. – A mad dog was shot a few days ago, at Claude Otis,’ who lives on the Jonathan Gardner farm, by Ed Brown, of Montrose. The head was sent to Harrisburg for examination and was one of the worst cases of rabies ever seen by the state authorities. The dog followed Mr. Otis’ daughter from Heart Lake and it is said one hundred dogs in Bridgewater are under quarantine for three months in fear that some may have been bitten.

Uniondale – S. D. Carpenter was quite seriously hurt, on Saturday, being run over by a party of coasters.

Lenox – Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Powers have returned from Arkansas, where they visited his brother.  The brothers had not met in forty years.

News Brief:  For the first time in several years Old Bruin failed to see his shadow on Candlemas Day, which means according to old saying, that the backbone of winter is broken and that spring is near.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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