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February 08 1918/2018

Jessup Twp. – To live 85 years in the same community and on the same farm owned by father and grandfather is a record of which few energetic Yankees can boast. To win the admiration and respect of all for a life well lived—a life worthy of emulation by others is something we “of the earth earthy” seldom attain.  When we assert that both are applicable to the life and history of Edgar W. Bolles, they will doubtless be surprised to learn the former fact, but will immediately acquiesce to the latter. Mr. Bolles is one of God’s noblemen. Upright, honorable, trustworthy in every way, he is the type of man who is quietly honored by their generation, often more in the heart than by expressed words of approval. His people came from New London, Conn., with their effects in a lumber wagon, crossed the Hudson in a ferryboat and were 20 days on the road to the homestead first owned by Robinson Bolles in 1810.

Bennett’s Corners, Auburn Twp. – The snow is 30 inches deep on the level and measured  three feet deep in the woods. The heavy snow has brought lots of suffering to both the people and animals. Water is also very scarce and the crust has caused a lot of accidents. It is reported that several cows have slipped on the ice and had to be killed. Among those [people] mentioned were John Warner, Clark Davis and Larry Luce. ALSO On Sunday before Christmas, 30,000 people assembled in front of the U.S. treasury building and led by Hamlin E. Cogswell, accompanied by the full United States Marine band, sang Christmas carols. Hamlin Cogswell is a former Auburn resident known for his musical ability and while in Washington he directed the Home Defense League Regimental Band, conducted the Washington Oratoria and Washington Symphony Orchestra, and was president of the music section of the National Educational Association. He was born in 1852 and died in 1922.

In the County – If the ground hog had the courage to burrow through three feet of snow and face a zero atmosphere on Saturday, he would not have had to rub his eyes to see his shadow at any time during the day. It was a beautiful day—but we all hope he didn’t come out.

Birchardville – The mercury was reported at 32 degrees below on Saturday morning. Monday and Tuesday mornings it was no warmer. There is no use quoting the standing at other places in the county.  When anyone wants to know how cold it has been, they ask: “What was the thermometer at Birchardville?” And thus all disputes are promptly settled.

Montrose – A contingent of men left for Camp Meade, with Earle O. Nash appointed in charge until camp was reached. They are: Earle O. Nash, Montrose; Frank J. Feraro, Forest City; George Pembleton, West Auburn; Timothy Reed, Hallstead; Steve Barber, Springville; Harry Stringer, Susquehanna; James E. McInerney, St. Joseph; John F. Reed, Hallstead; Francis Melvin, Forest City; Paul Blacksmith, Forest City; Alex. G. Jones, Forest City; William W. Quinlivan, Friendsville; Henry A. Welch, Montrose; Hale Kingsbury, Lanesboro; Arthur L. Basket, Susquehanna; Robert J. Spencer, Uniondale.

Brackney – Anna J. Patton, formerly of this place, died at her home in New York city on Monday, Jan. 28, 1918.  The body was taken to the home of her nephew, Andrew Patton, at Quaker Lake, where the funeral was held.  Burial was made in the Quaker Lake cemetery.

Great Bend – A Great Bend man, Wilbur J. Chamberlin, steps into the limelight in the February number of Munsey’s magazine. “The Story of the Sun,” a serial running in Munsey’s in the February installment, gives a sketch of Mr. Chamberlin, who is well-known to many local people. ALSO Miss Mabel Prentice has accepted a position in the new silk mill at this place.

Harford – The Harford Supply store is under the management of F. O. Miller.

Hopbottom – There will be a cafeteria supper at the Community House on Feb. 9. Come and bring a sleighload, as it is fine sleighing.  A delightful evening will be had.

Lakeside – While taking Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Tourje to the Ladies’ Oxford class meeting last Friday afternoon, Mr. Whitney’s horse became frightened and the sleigh was upset, throwing the occupants into the snow.  Mr. Whitney got quite a bump on the head.

Lynn – A blizzard seems to be with us most of the time and as the bear saw his shadow we may expect some great weather.

Forest City – Stanley Yolanda as chief of police will register all German aliens in this district. ALSO Miss Eva Cheeky, of Center street, froze both of her hands Sunday evening in coming from Vandling. She came up on the street car to the Vandling switch and on her arrival here she found that her hands were frozen. She is getting along finely.

Uniondale – Leon Edwards has just received word that a patent has been granted to him for an automatic shut-off for a gas jet.  Leon thinks there are millions in it.  Hope so!

Thompson – A mammoth cake with one lone candle adorned the table at the home of Master Stewart Wilmarth, Sunday, Feb. 3rd, in honor of his first birthday anniversary.

Lawsville – Grange News: Sister Meeker ate onions for supper and could not attend Grange. Brother Stanley Pierson has shaved off his beard. We hardly knew him. Sister Barnum is looking forward to the time for coasting on the crust again.  Her nose has healed nicely.

News Brief: - John L. Sullivan, formerly heavyweight champion of the world, died suddenly at his home in Abington, Mass. He was attacked by a fainting spell and before a physician could reach him the old fighter had taken the count for the last time. Sullivan said that he had made $2,000,000 in the fight business, but he died with honor and not riches.

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, February 7, 1818.

*MARRIED – On Sunday evening last in Harford township by Joab Tyler Esq., Mr. Joel Sturdevant  to Miss Diama Capron all of that township.

*MARRIED – In Waterford township the same evening by Joab Tyler Esq., Mr. Alfred Tiffany to Miss Fanny Mack.

*A SETTLEMENT WANTED. All persons indebted to the subscriber are hereby notified that a settlement must be made by the first of next month. All such as neglect to settle by that time will be noticed in a manner particularly pointed.  Produce will be received on all debts. ELI GREGORY, Montrose, Feb. 7, 1817.

NOTICE. All Persons indebted to John Brulte, Hatter, in Montrose, are requested to make payment by the 9th of this month. J. BRULTE. Montrose, Feb. 7, 1818

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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