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January 08 1914/2014

Montrose - The Cnic Theatre has changed hands. The patrons of the only moving picture show house here will receive the news with surprise. On Monday a bulletin announced the closing of the theatre for a few days and it is being renovated and the public is of the opinion that the place needed it. Water, being priceless, the floor was treated to a good scrubbing, something to which it will become accustomed for the future -- as well as daily ventilation to sweeten the interior atmosphere. Seats wre repaired, booth and ceiling painted and a touch of elbow grease and duster wherever needful. In the very near future a little stage will be erected and now and then good clean vaudeville features will afford entertainment in connection with the picture program. Music will be under the direction of Miss May Knappman, of Scranton, a splendid pianist, who plays with good expression and understands the art of adapting her music to the pictures as they are thrown upon the screen.

Anniversaries - Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Sherwood, of Auburn, celebrated their golden anniversary on Saturday, January 3.  ALSO Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Stockholm, of Franklin, will tomorrow celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Mr and Mrs. John Hortman, of Hopbottom, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on Dec. 3.

Marriages - On the last day of the old year, Rev. Carl Councilman, of the M. E. church, Montrose, married the following: Louis L. Pratt and Maud Carpenter, of Hopbottom and Walter E. Lobdell and Hazel G. Torrey, of Camden, NY. On Jan. 6, 1914 he officiated at the marriages of Lewis G. Stalker, of Lestershire, NY and Nora E. Doolittle, of Binghamton; and Thomas Crawford and Luvia Thornton, of Auburn Center. ALSO In South Auburn the marriage of our teacher Miss Pearl Benninger, to Ray Tyler, occured Dec. 31. A good way to end the old and begin the new.

Brookdale, Liberty Twp - Michael Dolan, Jr., has bought a fine new cutter. Now, girls, for some drives. 

Gelatt, Gibson Twp - A man, whose first name was Tony, a town charge, was buried in the Potter's field here on Saturday.

Richardson's Mills, Harford Twp - A sleigh ride party from this place attended the Rebekah Lodge, at Harford, one night last week. ALSO in Harford, it is reported that F. O. Miller has bought the Guile store building.

Springville - Mr. Greatsinger is putting up ice preparatory to opening a meat market later, and this will be a great convenience to the town. 

Brooklyn - Rev. Mr. Edwards has resumed his preaching services in the Presbyterian church after being quarantined for some weeks, his little girl having had typhoid fever at Plymouth, where they live.

Flynn, Middletown Twp - It is reported that [Mr.] Robinson has sold his store at Birchardville. There will be a great many sorry to see him leave, as he is an up-to-date storekeeper, always ready to buy at a fair price anything the farmers had to sell.

Rush - Rush has electric lights and will soon have an orchestra.

South Montrose - Mr. Maine, for some time head gardener at Louden Hill Farm, has resigned his position. Before taking up active work, he plans making a trip to the Bermudas.

Susquehanna - Thomas Haley, employed as foreman of the Erie Railroad interlocking plant here, was killed while going across No. 2 bride Christmas night. He lived on the Finnerty farm near KcKune's Cemetert. He left home at 6:30 o'clock and it is presumed that while returning he was blinded by the snowstorm and was run down by a train. The body was found about 10 o'clock by some trackmen. Mr. Haley was an old employee of the Erie and was popular with his fellows. He leaves a wife and seven children.

Hopbottom - While listening to his wife read a book at the  home of his son, Merchant E. M. Loomis, Sidney Loomis, aged 78, was stricken with heart disease, Christmas evening, and toppled from his chair to the floor dying. Mr and Mrs. Loomis had gone to their son's home to spend Christmas,  where they had a hearty dinner. About 8 o'clock Mrs. Loomis was reading from a book, a Christmas gift, when her husband was stricken.

Clifford - The Christmas entertainment and tree at the Baptist church was fine. As one little boy expressed it, "The best Christmas he ever had."

Dimock - J. S. Mills has no more boarders as Mrs. Mills is taking a long needed rest. ALSO Dr. H. B. Lathrop, of Springville, was here on Sunday, attending to his many patients.

Forest Lake - The children of the Warner school, under the direction of the teacher, Miss Frances Kelly, gave a very enjoyable entertainment, Wednesday afternoon, consisting of recitation, dialogue, etc. ALSO Messrs Mart, Charles and Bert McNerney, of Binghamton, are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. C. N. McNerney.

Retta, Auburn Twp - The revival at the Grace M. E. church was successful in deepening the religious life of the community and resulted in 21 conversions. An Epworth League was organized last Tuesday and will meet every Sunday evening. Every Tuesday evening there will be a preaching service in the church.

Silver Lake - One of the most gratifying events that ever took place here was the Christmas tree party given by Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Corbett for 60 little girls and boys, parents and neighbors. Shortly after 2 p.m. Mr. Corbett started the victrola music, playing the Grand March; all joined in the march headed by Mrs. Corbett and son, Morgan. Next was singing and school plays and after dancing the two-step every one was treated to all the ice cream, fancy cakes and cookies they could eat. The large Christmas treem which stood in the bow window corner of the living room, was beautifully decorated and laden with presents for every one. All was quiet when Mrs. Bolton went to the window and said, "Who is this coming?" Every child ran to see and Poor old Santa was walking slowly (with a long staff) through the deep snow. Santa shook hands with all the children -- some so timid they could hardly answer, others so excited and overjoyed they couldn't sit still -- then Santa went over to the tree and assisted Mr. and Mrs. Corbett distribute beautiful dolls to the little girls and fancy work baskets or books to the larger ones. Boys received a fine silver watch and all a bag of candy and a very large orange. Oh, what a joyful afternoon for all those little girls and boys! It is a day they will never forget. 

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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