January 25 1907/2007
Brooklyn - There is a fine opening for a stirring, up-to-date doctor. The vacancy caused by the death of Dr. A. Chamberlain has never been filled and a good place awaits some one.
Carbondale and Thompson - A peculiar burglary occurred at Carbondale on Saturday, where some one broke into the property room of the theatre there and took two of a group of six pistils, which hung on the wall. Suspicion fell on two young men who had been seem loitering about the place and who had left the town, but later the manager of the theater was surprised to receive, by express, the missing pistols, they having been sent from Thompson, this county.
Lawton - Isaiah Haire, who has for a number of years conducted Hotel Haire at Lawton, has rented his hotel property to William H. Millard, who will take possession soon.
Susquehanna - Edwin G. Taylor, who died suddenly Tuesday evening of heart failure, was one of our oldest and most respected residents. He was apparently as well as ever when he attended the Republican caucus on Tuesday evening. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, county treasurer of this county in 1873, and has served the borough as councilman and filled other positions of trust during his residence here. Mr. Taylor was 77 years of age and is survived by a wife and two sons, who have the sympathy of their entire community in their sad bereavement.
Springville - Several teams went over to Hopbottom, last week to get coal, as there seemed to be a shortage. AND Ice men are beginning to look across their noses. AND Dr. J. O. Spencer, President of Morgan College, Baltimore, will deliver a lecture in the High school building, Wednesday of this week. The fact that Mr. Spencer started out as a boy from this vicinity, his home being in the village of Lynn, should be a reason as well as his ability as a speaker to insure a full house. The subject is "Japan Yesterday and Today."
South Montrose - The large ice house at the milk station is being filled with ten-inch ice from Decker's pond.
Gelatt - The Sleighing this winter is like the old woman's soap-it comes and goes.
Birchardville - A medicine company will have a vaudeville every evening this week at the Grange Hall. Admission ten cents.
Flynn - William Lane, who has been in the contracting and building business in Elmira for the past year and a half, is about to purchase the J. W. Flynn farm, one of the most desirable locations in western Susquehanna.
Forest City - The borough council recently took the first steps toward another effort to sewer the town. An ordinance passed two readings providing that a special election be held asking the voters of the town to authorize a bonded indebtedness of $10,000 for sewer purposes.
Uniondale - Mrs. Edith Churchill Dickey, who has been a great sufferer from consumption, died at her home in this vicinity Monday evening of last week, leaving five motherless little boys. It is reported that her father, sister and brother, each took one, and there are still two left without any place.
Friendsville - Last week A.O.H. Hall was the scene of a series of plays, presented by the Trixie Monroe Company, a troupe traveling for the Modern Remedy Company, of Ohio. Prizes were offered for the most popular baby; also the most popular lady. Baby prize, a gold necklace, was won by little Juan Casey, niece of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hannan. The lady's prize, a silver set, was won by Celia Matthews, only three ladies contesting.
East Kingsley - Elmer D. Tiffany is busily engaged in trapping, having made over $16 this winter in the sales of furs.
Montrose - The death of William K. Harris, occurred at his late home in Waverly, Pa., on Jan. 21, 1907, after enduring with patience a severe attack of rheumatism, which produced heart failure. We always claimed Mr. Harris as one of our own citizens, despite the fact he left Montrose several years ago. While a resident here he owned a home on Chenango street next door to Bethel church, where his friends used to love to go and have social chats. He was a great reader and ever ready to discuss both religious and political questions of the day. While he and his good Christian wife lived near Bethel church, they were instrumental in doing great good for it and services were regularly held there, and warm enthusiasm prevailed, especially during the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Burrell, when in this church Mr. Harris was leader of a large and excellent choir. He is remembered in this community as a God-fearing man and upright citizen. His wife, Mrs. Martha Harris, and an adopted daughter, Mary, are left to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Bethel A.M.E. church, at Waverly.
Scranton - The number of typhoid cases in Scranton has reached to 1076; diphtheria cases, 45; scarlet fever, 71. Official deaths from typhoid, 93 up to noon Saturday. In one house in one family there was one stricken with diphtheria, one with typhoid, one with scarlet fever. Three signs are on the house.
News Briefs: A York state man gathered and sold $28 worth of burdock seed last fall. It is used in making burdock blood bitters and is worth a dollar an ounce. AND Over 10,000 tons of toys, most of them cheap little articles hand made by the thousands of persons engaged during the winter in that business in Germany, were shipped to this country for the Xmas trade this year. AND On Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock, at Montrose, the thermometer registered 11 degrees below zero, and on Thursday morning, 17 degrees, and at Hawley's farm 22 degrees. At Franklin Forks it went down to 25 degrees. [Assuming all temps were below zero]
Compiled By: Betty Smith