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February 08 1901/2001

Susquehanna - The pupils of one of the departments of the second ward school, a few days ago, struck against their teacher. The Principal mollified the strikers' committee and peace reigns on Laurel Street. AND Charles Graves, a Susquehanna boy, now a New York artist, is illustrating a book entitled "Deeds of Valor," a collection of anecdotes of the Civil, Spanish and Indian wars, to be published by a Detroit firm. Mr. Graves is Vice President of the Art Students' League.

Springville - Our little butcher boy, W. M. Lathrop, is out again after a two weeks siege with influenza.

Transue - After two years suffering with heart disease, Wm. Phinney passed away at his home. Interment in Bolles cemetery. He leaves a widow and ten children, seven boys and three girls, who were all present at the burial. John came 2,000 miles from Nicholson, Neb., William, of Kalkaska, Mich., Fred and Arthur of Scranton, Henry of Scottsville, Jackson and Benjamin of this place; the seven sons were the pall bearers.

Silver Lake - Mr. and Mrs. Caswell received a letter from their daughter, Lena, recently, with the result of her examination at the Wilkes-Barre school of osteopathy. Her average was 98 and she was the only member of her class that obtained 100 in chemistry. Miss Caswell is a graduate of the Montrose High School. AND Some of the boys from this place killed a bear in P. Giblin's woods.

Clifford - Saturday evening, Feb. 2, a load of young people from Uniondale started out for a sleigh ride and to surprise Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Yarns, of Clifford. They found poor sleighing and were much surprised in not finding Mr. and Mrs. Y at home; but the latter arrived home later in the evening. A pleasant evening was spent, refreshments were served and then the merry young people started towards Uniondale.

Hop Bottom - Mrs. Saphronia Lord, widow of Josiah Lord, died Feb. 8. She was the former Caroline S. Wilson, born in Connecticut June 29, 1812 . She came to Brooklyn at age 6 and married Thos. Sterling in 1829. Three children were born to them. After Thomas's death in 1834 she married Josiah Lord in 1838. Seven children were born to them and four are still living. Mrs. Lord has drawn a pension since 1874, her husband being a soldier in the war of 1812, an honor which but few people in this county at the present time could boast of.

Heart Lake - The work of loading cars with ice was completed last Friday. Nearly 200 cars have been loaded and 20,000 tons placed in the [ice] house. This provided labor for quite a number of men.

Montrose - The snow and blow of Tuesday night and Wednesday played havoc with travel both by wagon road and rail in this vicinity. Many of the country roads are reported to be impassable. The Narrow Gauge has failed to put in an appearance since Tuesday. A telegram Wednesday stated that the train was "stuck" near Lynn. Word received since indicated that the little road was having a sorry experience, one of the engines being off the track tumbled into a mammoth snow drift, and other troubles too numerous to mention. The mail was sent back to Pittston Junction and brought up by the DL&W, reaching here last evening. AND The polling place of the Second Ward has been changed from the Armory to the harness shop of I. W. Chapman & Son.

East Lenox - Harbingers of Spring are already with us. New goods in the vegetable line are here. Lettuce, radishes and new onions made their appearance this week at Fordham's, in Montrose, and from now on they will continue to come from that famous grower of early vegetables, E. Snyder, of East Lenox.

South Gibson - The telephones have been put in the office at South Gibson and now there will be business for the telephone girl.

Gibson - At the entertainment in the Universalist church last Tuesday, there was quite an excitement caused by the explosion of the lamp in the machine, but it was soon under control. The damage was slight.

New Milford - The contract for carrying the mails between New Milford and Thomson for the next four years has been awarded to Albert Barlow, the present efficient and reliable carrier.

Flynn - The wood bee at Mrs. J. Murray's was a success. They cut about 45 cords.

Lawton - There is a good deal of talk about cream separators-some say they pay, some say they don't. Here is a test: John Potts recently set 100 lbs. with a DeLavel separator. He churned 1lb. more butter by the latter way. D. W. Terry will sell you a good separator at a reasonable price.

Little Meadows - Prof. Newell Chidester, of Binghamton, will organize singing classes here if pupils enough can be secured.

South Montrose - The farmers have hired Al. Nichols and started a co-operative creamery. They cut their ice from H. R. Decker's pond.

Brookdale - Our school was closed a few days recently on account of the illness of G. H. Smith, of Franklin Forks, our teacher's father.

News Briefs - Two sleigh loads of the Great Bend high school pupils went to New Milford Monday afternoon. They report a splendid time. Misses Eggleston and Banker, teachers in the Great Bend School, took their pupils sleighing Tuesday afternoon. In Franklin Forks a good many of the sleighing parties seem to have genuine sleigh rides this winter, for we hear of numerous tip-overs in the snow banks, but nothing serious has happened so far. Mrs. G. N. Bennett of Glenwood gave her Sunday school class a sleigh ride to Clifford and return last Saturday and it was a great day for the little ones.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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