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July 05 1907/2007

East Lenox - E. A. Snyder, the florist, made a business trip to Montrose last week with a consignment of beautiful flowers, plants and palms. Mr. Snyder is not only a large grower himself, but has the agency of one or two of the largest firms in the country.

Lathrop Twp. - William Welch, who was found guilty of dynamiting the Card fish pond, was sentenced this week by Justice VanScoten to six months in the county jail and pay a fine of $100.

Bunnell Hill, Auburn Twp- John Bacon and wife went over to Grant Hill, Friday, and used six sticks of dynamite, in small springs, with good success, on his father's farm. AND Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - Bruce Green has had his carriage repainted and varnished adding much to its beauty. Now, girls, look out.

Montrose - The opening of the Country Club's handsome new clubhouse took place on Friday and was a most pleasurable event. In the afternoon a delightful musical program was rendered and refreshments served, and the guests were shown the beauties of the house and grounds. In the evening a large crowd was present and listened to a concert by the Odd fellows Band, regaled themselves with ice cream and cake on the broad piazzas, or enjoyed the dancing in the main room on a floor which is unsurpassed anywhere. The exterior was lighted with Japanese lanterns and illumination within was from flickering candelabra. The building has cost already about $2,500 and parts of it are to be finished when the necessary funds are secured. With the golf links, double tennis court and fine clubhouse, containing modern conveniences, the prospects for a steady and rapid growth in membership and interest and increased value of the property may well be expected.

St. Joseph - M. J. Sweeney, proprietor of the "Indian Crystal Spring," commenced last week to deliver his celebrated and absolutely pure water to customers, put up in cases of 6 gallon bottles for 50 cents a case. Goods will be delivered at once by addressing Mr. Sweeney at St. Joseph, Pa.

South Gibson - Mrs. Lawrence Manzer was very much surprised recently on the evening of her 65th birthday, when, after retiring for the night, she was aroused from her slumbers and the house was invaded by 22 of her children and grandchildren. Ice cream and cake were served and a joyous evening spent. AND Silas Howell had a cow killed by lightening last week and Will Davis, of Welsh Hill, had six killed.

Brooklyn - Our Glorious Fourth was gloriously quiet--the small boys celebrated. AND The I.O.O.F. hall was the scene of a very pleasant gathering last Saturday evening, it being the annual reunion of the alumni of the township high school. President Ernest Tiffany presided. There were over 50 seated at the banquet tables and all did justice to the sumptuous repast furnished by Mine Host Tewksbury. E. Bruce Goodrich, class of '89, acted as toastmaster and introduced the speakers with witty remarks. Louis Gere gave a short talk on recollections of school days. Mrs. Smith favored the company with a brilliant piano solo; Miss Bessie Chamberlain recited the pleasing selection, "The Countersign Was Mary;" Miss Lillian Byram, of Hopbottom, sang two very fine alto solos, which were followed by remarks by Levi Stephens and Clare Whitman, now of State College. A piano solo by Mrs. George Terry; a few remarks by F. H. Kent and a stirring speech by Rev. T. L. Drury closed the evening's program.

Susquehanna - Prof. Winifred Decker, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Decker, has accepted an appointment as assistant professor of languages at the State Normal School in Albany. AND It is estimated that 5,000 people will be attracted to Susquehanna by the machinists Fourth of July celebration.

Forest Lake - Some of the roads have been worked and they are all right. If they were all put up as the one is from Stone's Corners to the Choconut line, we would be well pleased with a money tax, and willing to give a team $3.50 a day and men, $1.50.

Hop Bottom - A severe shower passed over this place last Wednesday forenoon. Five of W. A Jeffers' cows were killed by lightning when it struck a tree on his farm.

Glenwood - The tax collector was around Saturday gathering up the loose change.

Great Bend Twp. - The outlying school districts find that it was more economical to hire their pupils carried to one or two central points for instruction than to sustain the small schools. The pupils of Red Rock and vicinity are carried to Hickory Grove and those of the Ives District will be carried each day to and from Hallstead. Bids are now being received for the work of carrying pupils.

Forest City - If the borough council is to be taken seriously, there is to be a war on dogs in this burg. Owners of pet canines who would save them from the ignominy of the dog catcher's net and pen should see that they are muzzled and collared with an inscription, "I'm John Smith's dog; whose dog are you," or something to that effect, or they are liable to fall in the net. Once caught it will cost more than the majority of dogs are worth to get them back. If they are not redeemed they will be shot. The dog question sounds like a joke, but the councilmen are serious over it. They consumed a full hour in considering ways and means to begin the campaign.

Follow up to Ernest Plew, the 15 year old horse thief: The Historical Society received the following letter from a reader, who wanted us to know more about Ernest. "The article on 15 year-old Ernest Plew stealing a horse caught my attention. I found it to be very interesting, since Ernest Plew went on to do bigger things when he became a bit older. My Great Grandfather, whose name was George Washington Hinkley, lived on a farm on the road to Gibson, now known as the April Valley Campsites. Ernest Plew worked as a hired hand for him. He thought my Great Grandfather had money so one day he made him a cup of tea....and put poison in it. He then proceeded to go outside, watch through a window and wait for my Great Grandfather to become violently ill, thrashing around the house. My Great Grandfather then died. Plew took the body and dragged it down into the woods behind the house. He then searched the house for money and drove off with my Great Grandfather's team of horses. Plew was later convicted of murder and spent years in prison, but was finally released." [G. W. Hinkley died 28 Sept. 1926]

News Briefs: There are said to be only six women in the State who are daughters of veterans of the Revolution. Bradford county claims one of them. AND By modern process a piece of leather is converted into a completed pair of shoes in 14 minutes and during this time it passes through the hands of 63 persons and 15 machines.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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