July 10 1908/2008
Heart Lake - The Fourth passed off quietly in Montrose. A large number made it a day to visit relatives in the city, town or country but the mecca was Heart Lake. Some 600 tickets were sold from Montrose alone and there was a big crowd at this popular resort. Boating, bathing and dancing, with the merry-go-round and naphtha launch as side attractions, furnished entertainment for the pleasure seekers. The dancing pavilion was especially well patronized, music being furnished by the Mahon orchestra; barn dances, waltzes, two-steps, square dances, etc., being promiscuously mixed, so all were happy. F. T. Mack, the proprietor of the Heart Lake store, did a rushing business and the boarding houses were taxed to their fullest capacity, serving meals. Many went to the lake on all trains from this place, staying the length of time they cared, the last train from the lake at 11 o'clock, bringing in the tired "patriots."
Rush - The "Bloods" of Rush got "Socked."-- It was a Fourth of July game that brought it all about, when the "Blood-in-their-Eyes" rubbed up against the "Socks" of Birchardville. Both sides possess a good battery, and boasted of a glorious victory. Time told the story, and the Birchardville nine won, the score being 10-20.
Montrose - In one of the prettiest exhibitions seen at Athletic Park this summer, Montrose defeated the strong Phoebe Snow team of Scranton on the Fourth by a score of 3 to 1. The pitching of Ross Whipple was the main stumbling block to the Scranton team. The whole team played good consistent ball and the catch of Frank Gardner's off the left field fence in the 5th inning, deserves special mention.
Dundaff/Uniondale - This place was well represented at Uniondale Driving Park, last Saturday; attendance was recorded at about 800 people. The talk of a County Fair at Uniondale is a good idea.
Gelatt - We had a beautiful display of fireworks on the night of the fourth in front of both stores. Judge Little and wife called at W. A. Wheelers the fourth, on their way from Gibson to their uncle's, W. W. Pope.
Forest City - The Hillside company has recently completed two large reservoir water tanks for the Clifford fire house. They are on a concrete base that will last a life time. AND The street car bridge at the borough line is not safe and the company is transferring passengers at that point. One car is kept north of the bridge.
Jackson - The Temperance Meeting passed off nicely. Rev. Skillett gave us a straight toward strong prohibition speech, just what we need.
Great Bend - Notice is given that an application will be made to the Governor, July 27, by W. B. Parke, Alfred Harvey and B. de Schweintz for a charter of an intended corporation to be called the "Black Horn Leather Co." The charter and object whereof is the tanning of hides, the manufacture and sale of leather and chamois & c., being the successor of the Penn'a Tanning Co., which was sold at Receiver's sale at Great Bend.
Susquehanna - Alonzo Boyden, residing in Oakland township, 2 1/2 miles west of this borough, and father of our townsman, Watson Boyden, is probably the most remarkable man in the county. He is 98 years of age, is in perfect health and able to do work about the farm where he resides, and still finds keen enjoyment in life. He is an interesting person to meet and young and old delight to converse with him. It is rarely one meets a person of his advanced years with such perfect health with all his faculties unimpaired. His mind, especially, is a bright and clear as in middle life.
Lenox - Walter Hoppe left home last week and when he returned he brought his bride to the home he has been preparing with so much care. May their days be long and happy.
Brookdale - Jerry Wilbur killed a rattle-snake near Frank LaSure's last Friday that measured four feet in length.
Franklin Forks - B. H. Webster and J. C. Webster are putting some improvements on the Old Webster Homestead, which was once the home of Elder John Webster, who was well known in this part years ago.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - A. S. Button and brother, Ed, are building a new road on Kasson Hill, which will improve the grade very much from the creek up.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The "ever glorious Fourth" was very rainy the fore part of the day. In the afternoon some from this place went to Jersey Hill, some to Silvara, and others to the picnic at the Catholic church.
Hallstead - James Moore, about 40 years and carrying a Seamen's Union card from the Cleveland, Ohio union, was riding on fast freight No. 56 last Friday night, when he fell from the top of the cars near Pine street crossing and was ground to death beneath the wheels. The remains were removed to Tuttle's undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. A telegram from the Seamen's Union, at Cleveland, stated that Moore was not known to have any relatives and that he was not in good standing in the union. He was buried by the borough Sunday in the Potter's field at Rose Hill cemetery.
New Milford - Alvie Tourje, on R. F. D. Route #4, has purchased a motor-cycle.
Amhurst College - Amhurst College received, last week, portraits which will hereafter hang upon the walls of Johnstown Chapel, of two of its most distinguished graduates, Henry Ward Beecher, of the class of 1834 and Galusha A. Grow, of the class of 1844. Mr. William S. Tyler, in presenting the Grow portrait, said in part: "Some years ago an effort was made to obtain a portrait of Galusha Grow but reduced circumstances had prevented him from complying with the request. On learning this, my father, Col. Mason W. Tyler, expressed his intention of presenting to the college a copy of the portrait of Mr. Grow, which hangs in the Capitol at Washington. Grow was born in Connecticut in 1823 and came with his mother to Susquehanna co., where my grandfather, Prof. Wm. S. Tyler, lived until he entered college in the class of 1830. Mr. Grow followed him to Amherst and graduated here, 14 years his junior, in the class of 1844."
News Briefs: Remember the views of Dr. Wiley on how to keep cool in hot weather. His prescription is: "Wear loose, light white clothing. Eat little or no meat. Drink no alcoholic beverages. Do not sleep on hair, woolen, cotton or other heat-producing mattresses. Corn husks are cooler. AND A raid is being made on the cheap dance hall in Scranton.
Compiled By: Betty Smith