February 17 1900/2000
Rush - Dr. Fry was called to Auburn last week to reduce a broken leg for Benton Hibbard, who had the misfortune to injure it whilst logging. The doctor also assisted at the removal of gangrene appendicitis of John Blazier on Sunday. A Binghamton surgeon performed the operation. Dr. Fry also had a third surgical operation in having to sew up a cut head of a son of Augustus Green, who was injured in a school fracas between the teacher and the boy or boys.
Susquehanna - Joseph P. McMahon, the popular liveryman, was elected on Tuesday, Burgess, over Elias R. Barrett, the Republican candidate, by the usual Democratic majority. There was not enough excitement during the day to mention. AND - The Susquehanna Electric Light Heat and Power Co. will soon change its system of lighting. The Wood Dynamo, the Gilbert Arc Lamp and the General Electric Company's incandescent lamp will be used.
Montrose - The finishing of the handsome woodwork in the interior of the new Baptist church is being done in a skillful and artistic manner by Messrs. Warner and Cook, who are experts in this line and the work will be completed this week.
Thomson - Mr. Sherwood had the misfortune to lose one of his horses last Saturday. His boy was driving it over the railroad bridge near the steam mill when the horse got frightened and jumped off the bridge to the ground below--a distance of about 10 ft., injuring it so it had to be killed.
South Montrose - During the week there have been persistent reports of new cases of small pox in this vicinity Investigation has proved all these reports to be utterly, absolutely false. The disease is still confined to one family--the Coys--and there the patients are convalescent. It is malicious to circulate false reports about a disease being epidemic, and it should cease at once. The Coys reside fully 3/4 of a mile from here.
Forest Lake - Stanley Warner, who went to Reno, Nevada, about a year ago, writes that he is very much taken up with the country out in the west. AND - Wilbur Lincoln has just purchased him a new horse clipping machine. A postal card will bring him at your place to clip your horses at the lowest possible price.
Franklin Forks - A donation was held in Alliance hall on Friday night, Feb. 16. There was a good attendance and $30 and some potatoes and oats were donated. AND - George Rice died the 12th inst. He had been a great sufferer and sick for more than a year. He was a member of Co. H, 141st Regt. Penn'a Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. Still the Old Vets keep dropping off. The funeral was held from his home on Wednesday. The exercises at the grave were conducted by the G.A.R. Post of Montrose.
Brooklyn - The wedding of Mr. Elmer Breed and Miss Emma Reed occurred at the home of the bride in Blairstown, NJ on Wednesday, Feb. 21. They will settle in Brooklyn where a host of friends will congratulate them. Prof. and Mrs. Robert Breed, of Mass., were present and are visiting their old home here a few days.
Lakeside - The Ladies' Aid Society of the M.E. church held a very enjoyable dime social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Tourje last Thursday evening. There were about 35 young people present. Receipts $3.50.
Prospect Hill (Jessup Twp.) - Harrison McKeeby and Sim. Oakes have 100 cords of wood cut. F. W. Jenner sawed it for them.
Hallstead/Great Bend - Wm. M. Knoeller has completed an addition to his carpenter shop, in which he will have a line of paints and hardware supplies. AND Thirty Great Bend residents, as a theatre party, went to Binghamton Saturday evening to hear Modjeska as "Macbeth." Arrangements had been made whereby the Erie midnight train stopped for their convenience on returning.
Elk Lake\Auburn - Down around Auburn 4 Corners everything seems to be moving along on the level. Weddings and match-making break the quiet routine occasionally. AND - C. M. Young has added to his wagon- making business a line of plows and fertilizers. We saw some "dandy" stone boats, all ready to hitch on to. AND - F. M. Gray, the merchant, has a store full of goods and is doing a good business. Frank finds time occasionally to settle a knotty legal point when the "stove committee" cannot agree and his decisions usually stand.
Forest City - The poor masters are advertising for a "practical farmer" to take charge of the poor farm in Herrick township.
Jackson - Feb. 22, 1900, Washington's birthday, a flag was raised on the ground of the North Jackson school house. The exercises were conducted by Washington Camp, P.O.S. of A, of Jackson.
Harford - The concert Feb. 14th finished the lecture course of the Epworth League. It was home talent, with the exception of Mrs. E. M. Tiffany. When Harford people know Mrs. T. is going to sing, that's all they need to make the concert a success.
Stevens Point - Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Carr have been informed by the War Dept. that their son, Frank, was killed in action Jan. 18. He was a member of Co. E, 46th U.S. Volunteers.
News Briefs - During 1899, 234 marriage licenses were granted in the county. The oldest person to whom a license was granted was 71; the youngest, 14. AND - In Scranton the public library has been closed by order the health authorities because of an epidemic of scarlet fever. It is the opinion of the board that the germs of many infections diseases are carried from house to house by circulating libraries. AND - Bessie Titsworth, who is 6 yrs. old, the only daughter of Simeon Titsworth, of Milford, Pike county, PA, by a second wife, was sold by her father for the sum $1, says the Port Jervis Gazette, to the Rev. W. R. Neft, pastor of the Methodist-Episcopal Church.
Compiled By: Betty Smith