February 15 1907/2007
New Milford - The Jay House has recently installed electric lights, call bells and a barber shop. They are now figuring for an elevator.
Gelatt - E. P. Whitney is the man who fired the first shot at the battle of Gettysburg. Although 78 years old the veteran is as robust and happy as a man of middle years and tells of his experience in the war, recalling his sufferings in the Salisbury prison and all the famous battles in which he fought. Mr. Whitney was born in Gelatt in 1833 and is engaged in farming. He has a comfortable home and a farm of 100 acres. He enlisted in the army for three years on Oct. 1, 1862, with Company B, 17th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, at New Milford, and during his stay in the army participated in 73 battles. On July 1, 1863, he was stationed on the line picketing. Shortly before 6 o'clock in the morning he spied the enemy approaching. "They were about a mile off," said Mr. Whitney, "and when they got near enough, I fired at them. We immediately formed a picket line. We held them back until 10 o'clock, when the infantry relieved us." In the winter of 1864-65 Mr. Whitney, with nine others, were detailed by Brigade Colonel Sheridan, stationed 60 miles above Shenandoah Valley, W. V. The ten were captured about 30 miles above Winchester by Mosby's guerrillas and thrown into prison. Five weary months Mr. Whitney spent in prison walls, and after he was relieved he went to Annapolis, Md. A week later he was given a furlough and went home. In the spring of the same year the war closed and he did not return to the army.
Lathrop - Union Grange No. 152 P. of H., met with the Worthy Secretary and wife, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Johnson, Jan. 25, for their annual installation of officers. The Grangers are anticipating the erection of a new Grange hall in the near future, the land opposite the M. E. church at Lakeside having been purchased of the Nicholson Water Co.
Brooklyn - W. L. Sterling is talking of buying the Waterworks, which was owned by Charles Tiffany and connecting his large spring on the "Baker" property with the present system and thus supply the town with spring water and also good fire protection. AND The old mercantile firm of A. Ely & Sons is succeeded by Luther S. Ely, one of the members who will continue the business. "Luce" has a lot of friends who will heartily wish him well.
Montrose - On Tuesday afternoon between twelve and one o'clock, four persons in a bobsleigh, in passing the door of the laundress, Mrs. Joanna W. Brown, on Church Street, stopped and picked up a pillowcase with lace edge--the property of Mrs. Brown. The parties looked toward the clothes line, and must have known to whom the article belonged. A neighbor was an eye witness to it. Please return the pillowcase.
Susquehanna - The Beach Sanitarium Co., which recently purchased the old Beebe homestead, has been enlarging and equipping it with all the requirements of a first class sanitarium. It will make a specialty of the cure of cancer by the Beach method, a treatment exclusively controlled by the company, which has been successful in hundreds of cases and has not a single record of failure. No knife is used. The treatment consists entirely of the injection of a serum that effectually removes the cancer permanently and with very little pain. The alterations in the building are nearly completed and the company is about ready to accept patients, of which a long waiting list has been awaiting the completion of the building. The company is a responsible one with ample capitol and intends to advertise themselves to people all over the country so that in all probability Susquehanna will soon be a famous for its cure of cancer as Mt. Clemens, Mich., is for the cure of rheumatism.
Harford - Henry W. Booth, who had just recovered from a serious illness, sustained painful injuries, Saturday, by a tree falling on him.
Great Bend - While harvesting ice on the river, the large team of draught horses owned by J. W. Snedaker went through the ice and were rescued with difficulty, but with the aid of ropes, planks, & c., they were saved, and aside from a bad drenching they were none the worse for their experience.
Elk Lake - Elwood Griswold is filling the ice house at the Star Creamery.
Clifford - Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday our streets were filled with coal teams. AND R. E. Wells made a business trip to Scranton last week; he expects to be the proprietor of the Royal hotel in the near future.
Springville - Lost -- A young man fresh from the vine clad quarries of the east. If in quest of a job see A. L. Stevens.
Lawsville - We are having a good show at present. It is given by Mr. Cot and family. Mr. Cot represents the Standard Medicine Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dimock - Walter Newton has purchased a fine 4-year-old colt of Glen Watrous, which is a good single driver. Walter also has a phonograph to give you some nice music when you call at his home.
Thompson - Ernest Potter, who has been in the employ of the Erie company for some time, has reopened his blacksmith shop and is doing a rushing business at the old prices.
Lakeside - F. E. Benson, of the N. E. Telephone company, placed a phone in the home of B. C. Tourje on Monday.
News Brief: The postoffice department will hereafter give preference to married men, with large families, in dealing out new jobs and passing around the promotions. Rather hard on a young fellow too poor to marry. AND [Susquehanna] County Commissioners, G. E. McKune, O. A. Tiffany and M. J. Lannon, yesterday morning, started out on their long trip about the county delivering ballots [for the coming election]. This is a delightful journey for these busy officials and they always look forward to it with keen enjoyment. Often their horses are unable to get through the drifts and then they are treated to superb exercise by frequent health-giving walks of from three to five miles with arms lightly encircling thirty or forty pounds of "saviors of the country." The weather was pretty moderate yesterday, but doubtless all three are sighing for a good cold snap, with plenty of snow and wind.
Compiled By: Betty Smith