July 05 1901/2001
Springville - Stanley W. Lyman, formerly of Lynn, Perry H. Lyman and Robert S. Wilson, formerly of Springville, are trustees of the "Rocky Fork and Elbow Ditch Company" of Red Lodge, Montana, whose capital stock is placed at $5,000, lately incorporated. AND Many were the people who wended their way to the grounds where the Citizens Band of Springville were holding their 4th of July celebration. The cause was the desire to see the balloon ascension to be made by Geo. T. McCroy of Bloomfield, NJ. At the time advertised, all was ready and the order was given to "let'er go," and she went nearly in a straight line, until the man on the bar looked like a very small boy, doing his bar work as he went up. The drop was made at about 2000 ft. from the earth and was eagerly watched by the throng. He came down very nicely, landing about 40 rods from where the start was made. Everyone voted it a success and that the aeronaut thoroughly understood his business.
Montrose - The Montrose ball team went to Carmalt Lake yesterday and played a game with a nine made up of young men from the city, several of who were college athletes. The result was a foregone conclusion, the Montrose boys being beaten to the tune of 7 to 3. AND A caravan of gypsies passed through this place on Tuesday evening and camped a short distance south of town. The outfit consisted of one very handsome and expensively constructed vehicle driven by a prosperous looking and well groomed man who doubtless was the "boss" of the band. There were a half dozen or more other wagons, of various styles and qualities, and to all of them were attached some very good specimens of horseflesh, and led behind were a number of "trading stock" horses, the latter being brought to town the following day for the purpose of dickering with our local horsemen. Later...And now it transpires that the above noted "gypsies" are not such at all but are Frank Mullens, a well known horse dealer of Buffalo, N.Y. and a party of friends out for a vacation and incidentally, to do a little horse-trading on the side..
New Milford - The Shields Stone company quarries have shipped over 200 carloads thus far. AND Col. C. C. Pratt had all kinds of luck at the Binghamton races last week. One of his horses won one of the events, in fine style. But the next day, another of his horses, named Kit Kat, broke her leg after she left the stretch on the quarter. The snapping of the bone was audible to the spectators in the grandstand. It is not likely that she will be shot. So far as is known the accident was caused by a defective hopple which became loose.
Susquehanna - After all, the strike at Susquehanna is not over. The men expected to go back in a body and take their old places. The railroad company would not have it so and announced that all who wish to apply individually would be given places if their were places for them. So the strike is still on.
Brooklyn - The Brooklyn band is coming fast to the front. Brooklyn has a tradition for good bands.
Stevens' Point - Warrants have been issued by Justice Williams, of Susquehanna, for the arrest of several residents of Stevens' Point, who have been amusing themselves by disturbing church services in that place for some time past.
Starrucca - The verdict returned by the county coroner, Dr. Goodwin, of Susquehanna, regarding the death of Albert Wickham of Lanesboro and John O'Rourke of Melrose, PA, at Starrucca, Thursday evening, was concise and to the point. It could be summed up as "intoxicated, fell asleep on the tracks and run over by the D&H passenger train." Wickham was employed as a stone cutter by J. A. Taylor in the Lanesboro blue stone works. He was over fifty years old, a veteran of the Civil War, and had been a resident of Lanesboro over 20 years. O'Rourke was also a stone cutter and worked at Stevens' Point, boarding at Melrose. Both were unmarried men.
West Auburn - A great feature at the 4th of July celebration was the old Beech Grove fife and drum corps, with John W. Sterling, fife; J. O. Fuller, snare and H. O. Taylor, bass drum. Then came the races-foot race, four entries, won by George Grover; tub race, won by Chas Henry Woodruff. The fire works were in charge of John Zeiber.
Ainey - Miss Dora Ainey has returned from Mansfield State Normal School, where she has just graduated with honors and has been granted charge of the school at this place for the coming term.
Silver Lake - James Lynch is contemplating a trip to Ireland.
Hopbottom - The 4th of July was the quietest 4th here in several years. The small boys disposed of their allotment of fire works and the young men and their best girls enjoyed the dance in the evening at Hotel Carptenter.
Forest Lake - Ed Kane, Bert Horton and a son of Thos. Booth furnished the music at the Catholic picnic at Friendsville, July 4th.
Hallstead - Ethel Corwin, while watching a game of ball on the 4th, was hit in the face by the ball and knocked down. She was carried to Mr. Rogers' nearby, and Dr. Schoonmaker was called. One tooth was broken off and three loosened, and three stitches were taken in her lip.
Jackson Valley - Visitors to this place were: Henry and Leslie Clink of Leraysville visiting their sister, Mary Schooley; Fred Shadduck; Stanley Little, of Towanda; Mrs. Edward Fowler, Mrs. John Grover, Chas. Bowen and Frank Shafer and family.
Oakland - Michael Clancey, one of the oldest firemen in the service of the Erie railroad and a respected resident of this place, died July 6th after an illness of several weeks.
Glenwood - The 4th passed off very quietly in this place; the day was all that could be asked for. The children had a grand time in the evening watching the fire works in different parts of the town. The ohs and the ahs that came from the throats of the youngsters carried the older elements back to their youthful days, and all seemed equally well pleased. One little fellow getting up the next morning said: "I wish it was the 4th every day." Taking it all and all, it was a glorious 4th of July.
Compiled By: Betty Smith