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July 02 1915/2015

Brooklyn – Miss Alice Lee has just published another book entitled “Ross Grant, Tenderfoot,” the sequel of which is now in press.  [Alice Lee published her books under the name of John Garland.]

Silver Lake Twp. – Camp Susquehannock, at Tripp Lake, was opened yesterday.  Over 60 boys and young men arrived at the camp yesterday, coming by way of the Lackawanna to Conklin, NY, and thence overland.

Heart Lake – Professor John H. Normile, who specializes in racing vs. aeroplanes, by the aid of a balloon, will give two ascensions here during the celebration on July 5th.

Hopbottom – A gang of men are at work laying the track and stringing the wire between Nicholson and Hopbottom, on the S & B Trolley, and it is now believed cars will be running into Hopbottom by the first of next week. The work is being pushed also through to Brooklyn, a distance of four miles, and it is currently reported that the town will also be enjoying trolley service within the month.

Montrose – A corps of six engineers from the State highway department has been surveying the streets of Montrose, laying out the route accurately and getting the grades and lateral measurements for the laying of the new brick pavement.  Highway department officials have stated to the borough council that the work of paving will be taken up as soon as possible, probably by early autumn.  Lack of State funds to provide for the county’s apportionment will result in paving only from the Baptist church corner, up Church street and out Grow Avenue to the borough line, and Public avenue from Church.  Next year there will be sufficient funds to complete the work.

Springville – The Memorial committee of the Wyoming conference has placed a very neat marker at the grave of deceased Methodist ministers. There are five former ministers buried in the Lynn cemetery. ALSO Halderman’s Truck will carry 30 passengers to Heart Lake’s celebration July 5th. Room for a few more.

Rush – On Sunday evening next Rev. C. M. Griffeth will preach a special sermon to the Men’s Bible class on “The Annihilation of the Saloon.” All men are especially requested to be present.

Fairdale, Jessup Twp. – R. H. Olmstead, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Olmstead, was one of those elected to the student council from the School of Agriculture of State College.

Hallstead – The Meisch silk mill is doing its last work in the throwing department, preparatory to removing those machine and installing new modern weaving machines. The mill is to be renovated and with the addition of more employees will give employment to some 75 people. The owners are doing a good business and contemplate, in addition to their present factory, the building of a brick structure to house more machines and increase the output.

Little Meadows – Everybody is invited to attend the Fourth of July celebration to be held at the home of W. D. Minkler, on Monday afternoon, July 5. Supper ready at 5 o’clock and continue until all are served.  Ice cream and cake during the evening.

Susquehanna –Frank Bennett, of Oakland, captured an alligator in the Susquehanna River, at Beebe Park, measuring 4 feet and 9 inches. If you may believe the Susquehanna Transcript. ALSO The Buffalo Eire league and the Susquehanna Erie league crossed bats Saturday, at Elm Park, our home team winning.

Great Bend – Several Italians residing here will leave for Italy the first of July, having been called home to fight for their country.

Auburn Twp. – Concerning the marriage of Miss Daisy Dean, of Auburn, a former teacher at Montrose, the Scranton Republican says: “Fellow workers of Harry Harper Swift, a nephew of Vice-President E. E. Loomis, of the Lackawanna railroad, who is employed as a claim agent in the legal department of the railroad’s offices here, were happy yesterday over the culmination of a romance which began two years ago at Montrose and ended Wednesday, when Mr. Swift and the young woman in the romance, Miss Daisy Dean, were married. Miss Dean was a school teacher and at an earlier period she taught at the Montrose High school. It was while she was teaching, two years ago, that she met, and with a glance, conquered young Mr. Swift. It was all by accident, this is literally so, because Miss Dean was a passenger on a train which ran into an automobile. In the subsequent lawsuit Miss Dean was a witness and Mr. Swift was there in his capacity of claim agent for the company. He fell in love with her instantly. It is said that Miss Dean was very cautious about accepting the attention of Mr. Swift. In fact, it is claimed that she made him make an affidavit before a notary that he was not married.  Anyway, they soon became deeply devoted to each other and the marriage was performed by Rev. H. C. McDermott, at the bride’s parent’s (Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dean) home.

New Milford – New Milford Borough will hold a special election August 3rd, to vote upon the question of bonding the town for $7,000 to be used in connection with county and state money, to pave her main street.

Forest City – Complaint has been made to the Burgess that boys, and in some instances young men, throw highly explosive torpedoes on the sidewalk at the feet of ladies to frighten them. The special police have been instructed to make arrests in such cases.

Thompson – Warren Plew, of East Pine Street, died Tuesday evening at his home after an illness of two or three weeks. He is survived by one daughter, Nellie, who lived with him, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Slocum, of Jackson street. Mr. Plew was a veteran of the Civil war and only last Decoration day, just one month ago, took an active part in the memorial services at the cemetery.

News Briefs: The West Chester Normal school, last week, graduated 275 students. Those from Susquehanna county are: Anna Webb, Montrose; Mary I. Walker, Forest City, Lillian T. Perry, Brooklyn; Florence Bush, Montrose. ALSO Lieut. Lyman P. Spencer, age 75, one of the originators of the Spencerian penmanship copy book, used in public schools all over the country, and a Civil war veteran, died at Sunbury recently, after a long illness of a complication of diseases. ALSO The European war is demanding horses and mules from American farms by the hundred thousand, increasing their value, so that the announcement that Henry Ford will soon have a $200 farm tractor on the market is good news to the farmer. It will fill a long-felt want in plowing and harrowing the soil, drawing heavy loads, and doing the heavy work generally about the farm. Ford claims that the plowing, etc., can be done at a fourth less expense, and that the addition of mechanical labor and the greater ease of performance will have a tendency to keep the farmers’ sons on the farms.  He is planning a large factory and proposes constructing 1,000,000 tractors yearly.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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