January 27 1905/2005
Forest Lake - The rural free delivery subject is receiving a good deal of attention at present. There might be those it would benefit, but certainly the majority would get their mail, daily papers included, one day later than at present. There is also the inconvenience of waiting on some corner, on a cold windy day, to register a letter--or to get a money order. Taking all things and all people into consideration we believe the rural free delivery, in our place, would prove anything but beneficial.
Rush - Oscar Hardic is improving rapidly at the Packer Hospital, after undergoing a very difficult operation for appendicitis.
Susquehanna - On Friday evening Erie Hose Co. held a musical and smoker in their parlors on Exchange St.
Friendsville - Mrs. R. P. Mulford recently received news of the death of her nephew, Dr. Churchill Carmalt of New York. Deceased was the eldest son of James Edward Carmalt, who formerly resided at Lakeside, near this place.
Brooklyn - It is definitely decided to have a butter factory in Brooklyn. The large ice house in connection with the institution is in the process of building. The factory itself will be erected later. Jones & Watson of Harford will run the institution.
Franklin Forks - the Haymakers' Association is going to give a dance in Red Men's Hall, Wed. evening, Feb. 29. There is never a lack of fun at the dances given by the Haymakers and the persons getting it up hope to make this an exceptionally pleasant one.
Montrose - While S. B. Rogers was driving down Lake Avenue yesterday afternoon, his horse attempted a faster gait than the law permits, resulting in Mr. Rogers being thrown out, badly mutilating the snow bank in which he landed. The horse was captured by a park policeman, John Doyle, near the court house, and matters set to rights. Mr. Rogers has been in a couple of lively runaways the past year, and although not in his teens, he always comes out unscathed and regards them as lightly as would a man much younger.
15th Annual Meeting Susquehanna County Historical Society--In an address by Wm. M. Post, many interesting accounts about the founding of Montrose were read from a diary of Isaac Post. This Isaac Post, my uncle, was born Aug. 12, 1784. His father fell from a fence, injured the spinal marrow and died soon after, leaving three small children, Isaac, David and Polly, the latter dying when about seven years old. The estate [on Long Island] was quite extensive, and the widow had little business ability, and several heirs wanted a share in the property. In 1794 the widow married Bartlett Hinds, a man who had spent most of his money in the Revolutionary War. He had lots of Continental money, which was worthless. Slaves were owned by the Post family, but finally set free. Hinds was asked to come to this section and settle on an 1800 acre tract of land under the Connecticut grant, and was to have a large share for looking after it. Isaac and David were then about 16 and 14 years old. [After an eventful trip through Brooklyn, NY, to Potter's Hook, to the Delaware, to Blooming Grove, Sheholen [Shohola], the Lackawaxen, Mt. Pleasant and the Nine Partners] they stopped to Hosea Tiffany's, who had just bought a barrel of cider for $8. and the whole settlement had turned out to drink it. Mr. Tiffany netted $8.06 on the cider. Continued next week.
Forest City - Mrs. John Churney, aged 38 years, was struck and instantly killed by the D & H passenger train north of Clifford breaker. With some other women, Mrs. Churney was picking coal on the track. She stepped on the south track to get out of the way of an Erie freight, and failed to see the D & H train which bore down upon her. She was hurled off the track and instantly killed. Deceased came to this country from Austria a month ago and was unable to talk English. Besides her husband she leaves three small children.
Fairdale - Burt Robinson, who was working for the Anthracite Coal Co., at Dickson, met an untimely death last week. He was a carpenter and was working at the top of a breaker, when a beam broke, causing him to fall, death resulting. He was 29 years old and a young man highly thought of. Burt was the twin brother of Byron Robinson, sons of Jas. and Eliza Robinson. He was a member of Co. G, of Montrose, and served in the Spanish-American war. He was married Nov. 26, 1902 to Miss Nina Roe, of Fairdale, and had since lived in Green Ridge. Last September they buried their infant babe, which lived only one week.
Great Bend - The big brick smoke stack at the old tannery in Great Bend was taken down by the Chamois Co. The whole town turned out to witness the downfall of the great stack. The Plaindealer says it was a grand sight. The compact mass did not break into sections as it fell, but retained its form until it struck the ground.
Glenwood - J. C. Lott lost a valuable cow last week. Last spring she was bitten by a mad dog, this just broke out, and she had to be shot.
East Dimock - Milk took a drop at the Dimock station Jan 1st, from $1.34 per can of 40 qts. to $1.24 per can; too bad, but that is the way they do it as they please and the farmers furnish the milk just the same and smile.
Choconut - The phonographic entertainment given by Farr Bros., at our school, was a brilliant success.
South Gibson - The neighbors made France Davis a wood bee last Wednesday and got him a nice pile of wood.
News Briefs: Don't throw salt on the snow-covered pavement. The salt is intended to remove the snow, but physicians say that this act has been the cause of more than one case of pneumonia. The salt makes the snow stick to the shoes and soak so thoroughly into the leather that the footwear is spoiled. Once the shoes are saturated with the stuff they remain damp all winter, hence the danger of taking cold. AND Lackawanna County is the first in the State to take the benefit of the Good Roads bill, appropriating $5,000,000 to that purpose. The road from the city line to Glenburn is the first demonstration of what the good roads movement is destined to accomplish. It is finished as far as Clark's Summit and will be completed as soon as the weather permits. It is a beauty as far as it has gone. Matrimonial: Wanted--A fastidious and friendly bachelor, 50 years of age, would like to make the acquaintance of a few lady correspondents between 20 and 50 years, who have plenty of means for two, and would like a noble and generous hearted husband or manager to care for their property.
Compiled By: Betty Smith