February 07 1908/2008
Susquehanna - It is now said that the citizens of Susquehanna, who have for months sympathized with the strikers, as against the Erie Company, have now been brought to an entirely different altitude since the Eire began removing its repair work and office force to other parts with a view to closing the shops at Susquehanna and are now telling the Company, through the Board of Trade, that if the Company will continue the shops at Susquehanna, the Company can send all the men it wishes to that town and the citizens will see that they are housed and protected. Another news items reports that 52 employees in different departments of the Erie shop, were laid off Monday morning indefinitely. AND The fourth victim has died of typhoid fever here.
Lawsville -The Lawsville Sunday school will hold a valentine social at Creamery hall Friday evening Feb. 14. The proceeds from the supper, which is 10 cents for each person, will go to help swell the library fund for a new library, and it being leap year the ladies will shoot cupid's arrows and escort the gentlemen to supper.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - The ground hog saw his shadow last Sunday and we will have six weeks more of cold weather.
Brooklyn - The members of the G. A. R. Post here will observe the anniversary of Lincoln's birthday, Wednesday, Feb. 12, by holding a Camp Fire in Village Hall in the evening. A pleasing and appropriate program has been arranged for the occasion. AND Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, was the coldest of the season. Thirty degrees below zero was registered at Horton Reynolds'; 24 below at Bert Oakley's and all the way from 18 to 25 [below] in the village.
Brandt - The westbound coal train in charge of conductor James Moran, of Susquehanna, undertook to take out the bridge at Jefferson Junction Monday. And the bridge was somewhat damaged, and two or three cars derailed, which tied up the road for five hours. No one was injured.
Elkdale - The people of this place enjoyed a surprise party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lennie Owens on Saturday evening, Feb. 1, it being Mrs. Owens' birthday. Although the night was cold and stormy, about 40 were present. The evening was spent in games of various kinds, both old and young participating. The company also listened to some very fine selections on the phonograph by Glen Wells. Refreshments were served, after which the company presented Mrs. Owens with a purse amounting to nearly $5. Then, as it was nearly Sunday morning, the guests departed, wishing Mrs. Owens many happy birthdays.
East Lenox - Viewers were in this vicinity one day last week to pass judgment upon a new road leading from Round Lake to Lake Bennett.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The Ladies' Aid met last Wednesday at the home of its president, Mrs. S. L. Overfield. A nice quilt was finished and some twenty pounds of carpet rags were sewed. The company was entertained with some music on the graphophone. Over 80 partook of a fine dinner. Those from out of the neighborhood were Mrs. Carrie Meade and children and Jas. Keough and wife. The table receipts were $5.65.
Montrose - Old Prince, the horse owned by W. W. Reynolds, is no more. After covering hundreds of miles in the way of usefulness and pleasure for a long period of 39 years, Prince decided to "cast the harness" on some other nag, young and frisky about the flanks. Old Prince was well known to the South Main street residents, and especially to the children, to whom he never displayed any viciousness of character.
South Montrose - The Lehigh train became stalled near South Montrose Sunday morning on account of the heavy snow drifts, but succeeded in reaching Montrose about 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
Fair Hill, Jessup Twp. - I guess the bear saw his shadow by spells the 2nd of the month, but not very early in the day. However, he must be holed up now.
Dimock - James Gavitt, who is getting along in years, seems to stand the extreme cold weather well while driving the milk wagon from Parkvale to Dimock milk station daily.
South New Milford - The Ladies' Aid met at the home of Lott Darrow and the men drew a lot of wood for Rev. O. J. Brush. George Carr had his machine there to saw the wood.
Laurel Lake - A leap year party was held at the home of Daisy Bramfitt Jan. 22. A very pleasant time was had. About thirty were present and refreshments were served.
Tunkhannock - Dr. John Corr [John Corrigan], who has been a familiar figure in this vicinity for many years, was found dead in a room at the Keeler House yesterday morning. His home was in Sullivan Co. and he was a very eccentric character. [The passing of Dr. Corr removes one of the oddest and most unique characters that ever trod the soil of Pennsylvania. According to his own statement, he was a native of New Jersey, in his 75th year, and no living relatives. He was slightly unbalanced mentally but was a clean, unobtrusive man who came and went periodically without doing harm to anyone. One of his favorite delusions was the belief that he was the candidate for some political office and this year he was circulating cards asking his friends to support him for the office of president. At the age of about 30 years he first came into prominence when he ran away from the jurisdiction of the poor authorities of Bradford Co. He became an herb "doctor" and roamed the country from Sullivan County, Pa., as far east as the Delaware River and north to Binghamton, frequently passing through Montrose. He seldom rode on the railway trains, going place to place afoot. It is a peculiar circumstance that pneumonia, which caused his death, is one of the ailments which Dr. Corr claimed could not be contracted if people would keep moving through the open air.] Montrose Democrat, Feb. 20, 1908. A large photograph of Dr. Corr is on display in the museum of the Susquehanna County Historical Society.
News Brief: Burr Robbins, an old-time circus man, died in Chicago last Friday, where he was engaged in the real estate business. Mr. Robbins was born at Union, NY, near Binghamton, in 1837. In 1872 he entered into the circus business on a small scale, gradually increasing his stock with the tide of year. Finally he went out of the business altogether, disposing of nearly all the circus paraphernalia and stock to the Ringling's, who now are the owners of the Barnum and Bailey shows.
Compiled By: Betty Smith