January 16 1903/2003
Starrucca - Coran, the 19 year-old son of John Davis, while attempting to board a freight train to go to Thomson, was thrown under the car and two wheels passed over his leg crushing it below the knee. Dr. E. L. Ward, of Starrucca, assisted by Dr. McNamara, of Thomson, and Dr. Downton, amputated the limb above the knee.
Montrose - The ice on Jones' Lake [Lake Montrose] is about 14 inches in thickness and a cake the regular size weighs over 100 lbs. Hart Bros. have been busy cutting for various parties the past week and there is a continuous line of teams waiting for ice throughout the day. The sleighing is perfect and as the ice is of excellent quality the work is being pushed to the utmost. AND About 20 young men of this place have formed a club for the promotion of indoor athletic sports with quarters in the rink. They indulge in such sports as wrestling, boxing, indoor baseball, basketball, etc.
Springville - Some time ago it became necessary for Mrs. Geo. Bushnell to have some "store" teeth. Recently they began hurting her gums so much that it was thought their use would have to be discontinued, and an investigation was made which revealed the fact that a whole upper set were growing again.
Rush - The primary class of Trinity Methodist Sunday School were entertained by their teacher, Mrs. S. B. McCain, at her home on Saturday afternoon. Among the young ladies and gentlemen present were-Misses Ella Wilcox, Helen Adams, Faith Devine, Anna Garrison, Martha Hendershot and Masters Frank Terry, Raymond Smith, Earle Canfield, Warren VanDyke, Homer Canfield, Frank Williams, Lee Garrison, Clarence Williams, Paul McCain and Clifford Devine.
Susquehanna - Trustee Harrison Conklin, of Montrose, on Monday afternoon sold at auction the residue of grocery stock of John Duffy-late a grocer in this place, who is a bankrupt. The goods sold for $1.25.
Franklin Forks - A large number of young people attended a party given by Messes May and Julia Wheaton, at their house at Salt springs, with music, games and an advertisement-guessing contest. Miss Alice Smith and Frank Cole won first prize, Miss Lillian Church and Sidney Dearborn second and Miss Blowers and Miss Hunsinger won the consolation prizes. A delightful luncheon was served. AND Nellie Hickok had the misfortune to freeze her feet quite badly while out coasting on last Saturday evening.
Uniondale - Benjamin Curtis, who has been in the west for the past four years, has returned to his "father's house."
Brooklyn - George Terry is a businessman, and is also kept busy with his large and growing trade, and superintending the telephone business. It is surprising the amount of business done in the telephone office here. But a few years ago when there was a line in town the business did not pay and the company cut down the line and gave up the business. Now with the local and long distance, one is kept busy most of the time, attending the phone.
Brandt - The new works of the Brandt Clay Product Co. are progressing rapidly. They expect to be ready to make brick by April 1st.
Jackson - On New Year's day, as is their usual custom, the children and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Barrett gathered at their home in West Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett are among the few of Jackson's first settlers who still survive and they have reached the advanced age of 83 and 85 years. This enjoyable event was attended by 47 of their immediate relatives, among who were Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Hazen and son, Binghamton, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Barrett, Windsor, and Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Barrett, New Milford.
Birchardville - The neighbors gathered at Mrs. G. B. Strange's Saturday, Jan. 10th, and got out about 15 cords of wood for her, for which she is very thankful. AND Mrs. A. J. McKeeby lost a pair of shell back mittens at the Grange meeting. Finder please leave at Hosford's store.
Glenwood - Dame rumor says that Patrick Hefferon is going to take unto himself a charming young bride. The bride-to-be has a large farm, well stocked with poultry, cows, horses, sheep and pigs. Good for you, Patrick.
Clifford - The members and congregation of the Baptist church gave their pastor's wife, Mrs. C. C. Gillett, a black silk dress as a Christmas present. AND Arnold Green, who died Dec. 18, was one of our kind Christian neighbors, a life long resident of this place. He was our undertaker before the Rebellion, also door and sash manufacturer. About the year 1865 he sold out his undertaking business to B. F. Wells, of this place. From that time he has lived a quiet, retired life. For many years he has been a leading member of the Clifford M.E. church. He buried his wife, who possessed a beautiful Christian spirit many years ago; he has also buried one son and one daughter and has two sons and two daughters left to mourn their loss.
Lenoxville - It sounds old fashioned to hear the saw mill running again. Almond Doud, our veteran sawyer, is still one of the best.
Elk Lake - The Grange is in a flourishing condition and is taking in new members every week. AND The patrons of the East Rush creamery are getting ice from the lake and the ice is about a foot thick.
News Briefs - Put away your Ping Pong board and balls for the newer absurdity is out-blowing soap bubbles is the new thing. It is said to strengthen the lungs, increase the circulation of the blood, harden the muscles, brighten the mind, enliven the imagination, cure warts, remove freckles, purify the conscience, elevate the morals, create riches, fill the missionary boxes, sweeten an onion breath, decrease the price of beefsteak and ice, abolish monopolies and do a lot of other good things. AND The Grand Grill, 28 Chenango St., opposite the Stone Opera House, is the most popular dining room in the city, where nothing but pure food is served at popular prices on the European plan only. "Order what you want and pay for what you order." It is really the "home for the hungry." The first time you come to Binghamton call in and see us. Oysters a specialty.
Compiled By: Betty Smith