January 31 1919/2019
Thompson – Mrs. Lottie Potter and son, Leon W. Potter, left Thompson on the 1 o’clock train for a visit with their numerous relatives in the far west. Their first stop will be at Denver, where her brother, John Hallock Wells, resides. From there they go to Hollywood and several other places in California.
Forest City – The attraction at the gymnasium tomorrow evening will be a rousing game of basket ball between the Carbondale and the Forest City high school quintets. A lively game is expected. On Friday evening, Feb. 7th, the Honesdale aggregation will meet the locals at the gym. Hymen Joseph has been selected as manager of the locals and promises good games.
Uniondale – The supervisors of Herrick Township and our borough fathers, with the assistance of Engineer Giles of Carbondale, surveyed the proposed road between Burdicktown to Uniondale, Monday. They tried to untangle the tangle made in previous surveys. They were not able to locate the road as directed by court.
Elk Mountain – The open winter does not prevent M. P. Johns from his extensive lumbering operations on the south side of Elk Hill. He has a force of more than thirty men employed in the woods, at the mill, and hauling the lumber to Forest City.
Harford – The people here were very deeply saddened when the news came that Pvt. Bruce Hawley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Hawley, had been killed in action on July 30. He was a member of the 110th infantry, 28th division, called the “Iron Division” by General Pershing because they never retreated. They met the Prussian Guards, the pick of the German army, and at times they were outnumbered three to one, but they would not yield. The 110th saw very severe fighting at the very time that Bruce was killed, when they went into battle with 2,500 men and only 500 came out all right. That grand old division has done its share. It was the 28th division that met the Huns at their advance on Paris, and it was they who turned the tide and started the disastrous retreat that won the war.
Montrose – Patrons of the C-Nic theatre will be delighted to learn that Manager Welliver has secured “The Crisis” for Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12th. Everyone who has read the book—and most everyone has—will want to see the picture. The scenes of Lincoln and the stirring days of our civil war will appeal to every red-blooded citizen. ALSO St. Mary’s church has lately had a “Faultless” one-pipe furnace installed. It is giving excellent satisfaction. J.J. Ryan & Co’s. advertisement, from whom the furnace was purchased, touches on this method of heating.
South Gibson – Fred W. Davis, formerly principal of the school in that place, and a graduate of the Montrose High school, is in Pittsburg, where he is taking a course in Dr. King’s School of Oratory. His friends are sorry to learn that he has been ill with influenza, but his hardy constitution soon got him again on his feet.
Springville – W.E. Stevens has a good blacksmith shop and in a fine location. If you are desirous of plenty of work call and inquire as to terms, etc. It is a trade that never drags. Larken’s [and] Montgomery Ward will not effect, as the writer never heard of anyone sending their horses there to be shod. ALSO After mourning their little dog, Max, as dead, after an absence of a number of days, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Tuttle heard of him near South Montrose. How he came there is a mystery, as he was old and fat. They have had him about 14 years and was nearly a year old when they got him.
St. Joseph – The many friends of J. E. McInerney are glad to see him home from France. “Jim” is looking fine after his service.
Hop Bottom – J.W. Rettberg, the “Rawleigh Man,” was in Harford last week with a fine assortment of medicines, extracts, etc. ALSO It is reported that a young man of Lathrop township sighted the strange, wild animal that has been prowling around the country. While driving home at night his horse became unmanageable. He discovered the cause to be a strange animal along the road. A posse of hunters, next day, found tracks in the snow, but were unable to locate the whereabouts of the intruder.
Forest Lake – The influenza is raging in this place; worse than ever before, but not so severe as it was earlier in the winter.
Gibson – Quite a little excitement occurred in town Monday when the house in which George Pritchard lives was found to be on fire. With prompt action of some of the women, and the use of a fire extinguisher, it was soon put out. It had burned up several bed quilts and injured a dresser and burned the siding on one of the upstairs bedrooms. It is believed that the fire originated from children playing with matches.
Susquehanna – The milk station operated by the Sheffield Farms Co., of New York, has been closed. The machinery and equipment is being shipped to another station. A representative of the Sheffield Farms Co. stated that the building was unsatisfactory and the Erie Company would not build a suitable building. About 50 farmers delivered milk to this station.
News Brief: Recipe for Longevity: 1. A glass or two of buttermilk every day for health. This is excellent for the stomach and counteracts the acids which act on the bodily cells. 2. Take olive oil, either mixed with food or in a table spoon. This aids in promoting good looks, good spirits and good digestion. 3. Sleep on a pillow of hops, which promotes sound and refreshing slumber. The best sleepers live longest and enjoy better bodily and mental health. 4. Cultivate cheerfulness. This not only makes the cultivator happy, but makes those around him or her more comfortable and inspires friendship. 5. Avoid tight fitting shoes. By Geo. W. Winthrop in New York Sun.
200 Years Ago Today from the Montrose Gazette, January 30, 1819.
*One Dollar Reward. Runaway from the subscriber on the night of the 24th inst. an indented apprentice by the name of Jonathan Horton, in the eighteenth year of his age. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said runaway on my account as I will pay no debts of his contracting. BELA MORE. Choconut, Jan. 29, 1819.
*PROPOSALS, BY Samuel Parmele, for publishing in Montrose, the Pocket Companion, or Every Man His Own Lawyer. Containing a variety of precedents, laid down in so plain a manner, that the Farmer, Mechanic, Apprentice, or School Teacher can understand.
FATAL HUNT. – A person was accidentally killed a few days since, at a hunt, in the town of Greene [New York]. The company was surrounding a piece of ground, and the unfortunate deceased mistook for wild game. Chenango Agriculturalist.
Compiled By: Betty Smith