July 12 1907/2007
St. Joseph - Twenty Scrantonians expect to enjoy an outing at St. Joseph the latter part of the month. Years ago, before the college burned and when the sisters conducted an academy there, the beautiful vale of St. Joseph had many summer guests including church dignitaries and wealthy city people. Perhaps history will repeat itself in the coming years and bring people seeking rest and quiet, within the doors of the large- hearted country folk.
Susquehanna - A force of men are engaged in the erection of a steel suspension stack for the new Erie stationary boilers here. The stack, when completed, will be 150 ft. high, 14 ft. in diameter at the base, and taper up to the top to 4 ft. in diameter. It will take about six weeks to complete the job, which is a dangerous one for the employees.
Lathrop Twp. - William Walsh, who was recently convicted by Justice VanScoten as being implicated in the dynamiting of Card's pond, by his attorneys J.M. Kelly and R. B. Little, appealed the case to Judge Searle, who after full argument granted an appeal, setting aside the sentence of the justice and sending the case to the next Court of Quarter Sessions to be tried by a jury, when Mr. Walsh's attorneys are confident they can clear him of the charge.
Montrose - A five-piece orchestra discoursed a number of choice selections at the music store of A. L. Smith, on Church street, last Saturday evening. The orchestra was composed of the following--I. W. Oakley, violin; Harvey M. Birchard, cornet; H. A. Lyons, cello; Master Ralph Smith, clarinet and Mrs. Ella VanCampen, pianist. It gives pleasure to announce another concert, to be held at the same place next Wednesday eve.
Hopbottom - The old creamery has been torn down and a new concrete building will be erected. The creamery is running a pasteurizer and doing business in the former creamery just below. It will be some time before the new building will be ready for business.
Stanfordville - The picnic and fantastic parade held in L. E. Stanford's grove at Stanfordville, July 4th, was largely attended and greatly enjoyed.
Springville - Ziba Lott was quite seriously injured by the premature explosion of a blast on the Fourth while at work in his stone quarry. He was drilling out an old hole that had failed to explode, when the drill set it off. He received the full force of the blast in his face, and it is feared the sight of one eye is destroyed. He was taken to a Wilkes-Barre hospital for treatment.
Tripp Lake - The members of "Camp Susquehannock," made up of students who seek rural climes instead of city pleasures for their summer vacation, have pitched near Tripp Lake, under the supervision of G. C. Chafer. The party is composed of the following: "Bid" Llewellyn, C. C. Storrick, Grant Burns, Ray Watson, Percival Moses, Keeney Smith, Walter Schwartz, George Fullerton, Kenneth Burns, Lloyd Disbrow, Lawrence Murdock, Monte Maze, E. J. Dillon, Earnshaw Murdock and E. B. Parsons.
New Milford - What came very near being a fatal accident to three persons occurred at the D.L.&W. crossing Sunday night. A livery carriage driven by James Strange, containing W. S. Edgar and Mrs. H. I. Brown, of New York, was run into by a fast freight, killing both horses and demolishing the vehicle. Other than a broken bone in Mr. Stranage's left ankle and a few slight cuts and bruises, the occupants escaped with their lives. The accident took place at the Phinney crossing, Mr. Edgar and Mrs. brown being en route to the New Milford to board the midnight train to the metropolis. As they neared the tracks Mr. Strange, who was driving slowly, looked carefully up and down the line to see if all was clear. Everything appeared all right and he proceeded to drive across, when suddenly the fast freight loomed up out of the darkness as the horses were directly upon the tracks, striking them with terrific force and hurling the occupants many feet, while the carriage was literally smashed to pieces. Mr. Strange, a veteran of the Civil War has seen many dangers, but as he says, "I can't get it out of my head, that flapping of the wreckage of the wagon against the car wheels as they whirled past, not knowing but that any moment I might be pulled under." The crossing mentioned is a particularly dangerous one and improperly guarded. Residents nearby state that not infrequently the trains run through without giving a warning whistle or ringing of the bell.
Kingsley - The Kingsley Concert Band will hold an ice cream social on Friday evening of this week. The South Gibson Band will be in attendance and the person holding the lucky number will win the piano. Do not miss it.
Lenox - The school directors met last Saturday and engaged teachers for the coming term. The appointments generally give good satisfaction to the school patrons as well as the teachers. AND In Lenoxville, Miss Madge Bennett, while returning from Carbondale Saturday, had the misfortune to have her knee badly injured. The horse became frightened at an auto, thus causing the accident.
Ararat - The annual gathering of the Smith family was held in Jackson, the 6th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Conrad. There were present thirty of the children and grandchildren of Edward and Cynthia Smith, in three generations. All had a good time, but there was a feeling of sadness in the thought that Fred Brooks was too ill to attend with the rest.
Forest City - A very exciting runaway occurred on July 4th. A horse being left on the street with a little boy in the wagon, the animal became frightened and ran about one-half mile. The little fellow clung in the seat and escaped without being injured.
Clifford - The Fourth of July was dull in our town this year. Nothing more than an ice cream festival was celebrated. Some of our good people attended the Uniondale horse trot when Levi Patterson, of Carbondale, won about everything. More of them attended the ball games at Royal. Those who stayed at the Royal hotel party report a very enjoyable time. Music by Prof. Hays, of Scranton. The hall, with the spring floor, was filled and the chicken supper and refreshments were all that heart could wish.
Compiled By: Betty Smith