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February 22 1907/2007

Susquehanna - An engine at the Erie roundhouse in Susquehanna on Friday night sunk into the ash pit, the supposition being that the supports in the pit became loosened, allowing the engine to fall. The hostler, R. E. Bedford, sustained a broken nose and other severe injuries in the accident.

Montrose - Geo. H. Watrous' annual sale of muslin underwear begins Feb. 23, and closes March 9. This is the sale the ladies have all been waiting for. AND On Tuesday afternoon, Lewis T. Harrower, the mill man, and Claude Rafe, a well known Wilkes-Barre businessman, were mixed up in a lively runaway. Mr. Harrower was driving his restive horse down Cherry street, Mr. Rafe being seated beside him. While making the turn down the steep grade at Church street, one of the thills dropped and the horse was off like a flash, tearing down the street at an uncontrollable pace. Nearing the Turrell book store, Mr. Harrower, endeavoring to turn the frightened animal into the alley leading to Perrigo's livery, and thinking to slacken its speed by steering it into a snowdrift, encountered an unexpected rock, used for a stepping stone, in the center of the drift. The sleigh runners struck the rock, the horse parted from the vehicle, as did the young men, taking the quickest and most direct route over the dashboard. Strange to relate, all escaped injury, the sleigh, however, being put out of commission temporarily.

Forest City - Editor F. T. Gelder, of the Forest City News, has been named as postmaster. Editor Gelder, besides being a good newspaper man and also versed in Blackstone, having acted as justice of the peace for a number of years, is a good all round fellow and will make the black diamond town a good postmaster.

Rush - Clarence Larue has torn down and moved the old Featherly house and will re-erect it on the site of his recently burned home. AND There will be a "toe" social at the home of Uzal Kinney on Friday evening, March 1. All are invited to purchase the foot of their chosen fairy. AND After many months of patient suffering Jacob Cronk passed peacefully away on the night of Feb. 18, 1907, aged 81 years and 5 months. He had been a resident of Rush since 1844 and was one of the very last of the old settlers.

Gelatt - An automobile passed through here on Sunday en route for Susquehanna. They said it was hard work to get through the snow. AND E. R. Gelatt and Hubbard Payne went to Philadelphia, last week, and bought them each a farm horse.

New Milford - Jasper Jennings, in his "Geography and History of Susquehanna County" column, talked about New Milford Township and Moon's Mills: The first mills at this place were built at an early day by Jeremiah Dowd. He constructed a log dam and reared a primitive grist and saw mill in the dark and frowning hemlock forest in a spot now covered by the pond, where he did custom grinding and sawing. Later he built the present building, which was purchased by Archibald Hill, who built a new stone dam and saw mill, and for many years did a large business. Hill finally sold the mill to Elias Moore, a first class mill-wright from Lenox township, who remodeled both mills, making them first-class in every respect and who did a very large business for a time. Ferdinand Whipple next came into possession of the property when the lumber business gradually played out in the section and the saw mill was permitted to go to decay, as many others have done where the stately forests have passed away. The grist mill was run for some time by D. A. Moon, and last by M. M. Moon, since which the place has been called "Moon's Mills." The plant has lately been purchased by the Electric Light & Power Co. of New Milford, who also purchased the Page Pond, at Lakeside, as a reservoir, and with an efficient dynamo and approved machinery furnish lights for New Milford borough. What a contrast to the primitive tallow dip used by the early settlers and even by many in the memory of our older inhabitants.

Uniondale - Thomas Davis, a man from near Elkdale and a little past middle life, went out one day last week to water his horses and fell dead.

Hop Bottom - To keep abreast of the times and have their product reach the city market in the most cleanly and sanitary condition possible, the milk station at Foster [Hop Bottom], in charge of J. J. Quailey, is undergoing a very thorough overhauling, in fact so much that nearly the whole building will be rebuilt like new, and large additions made to same, the complete structure having a frontage on the D.L.& W. of over 80 feet besides the ice houses.

Great Bend -What might have been a serious accident was averted as William Ely was driving E. E. Brooks' young horse. Mr. Burke was in the cutter with Mr. Ely and as the sleigh struck a bare spot on the river bridge the weight of the load caused the horse to stagger and fall against the iron fender or guard rail which broke, and in an instant the horse partially fell over the bridge. Mr. Burke and Mr. Ely leaped from the cutter and quickly caught hold of the horse, whose head and forward feet were extending over the bridge, and as the animal did not struggle they succeeded in pulling him back and righting matters.

Glenwood - James M. Conrad, a veteran of the Civil War, departed this life Sunday morning, Feb. 18, 1907 at 8 o'clock a.m., aged 82 years. He leaves four children: Dennis, of this place; Ira, of Scranton, Alma, of Factoryville, and Lelia, of Lathrop. He had been a great sufferer for many years by reason of a gun-shot received while serving his country in its time of greatest trial. Peace be to his ashes.

Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. - Rev. R. N. Harris, formerly of Welsh Hill, went to Yale University about 18 months ago to take a post-graduate course and now has just accepted a call to become pastor of the Memorial Congregational church at New Haven, Conn. This church was established in 1835 and is one of the most influential in New Haven.

Dimock - There will be an oyster supper at the home of C. C. Mills, Feb. the 26th, for the benefit of the Dimock Free Library. Adults 20 cents; children 10 cents.

Lathrop - L. V. Lord got burned quite bad on the face. He was working in the stone quarry and one of the pipes bursted.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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