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July 19 1907/2007

Lakeside - An ice cream festival will be held on Saturday evening, July 20, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Johnson, for the benefit of Lakeside M. E. church in Lathrop.

Lake Carey, Wyoming Co. - Judge and Mrs. F. W. Wheaton, of Wilkes-Barre, have issued invitations for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Katharine A. Rhodes, to Ensign Harold R. Stark, U.S.N., the ceremony to be performed at "The Farm," Lake Carey, next Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock. Mr. Stark is a son of the late Col. B. F. Stark, of Wilkes-Barre. [Admiral Harold R. Stark was later to become Chief of Naval Operations during World War 11. His mother was Mary Frances Warner, daughter of Davis Dimock Warner, of Montrose.]

Glenwood - The 4th annual reunion of the Pease family was held at the home of C. W. Hoppe, Glenwood, July 2nd. Friends and relatives gathered at noon and a generous lunch was served under a spreading shade tree on the lawn at "Hoppe Hill."

Montrose - At the peep of day, the shrill whistle of the John H. Sparks' real live circus train announced it's coming over the L & M and quite a number rubbed sleep from their eyes and went up to the station to watch the interesting process of unloading the circus paraphernalia from the cars to the big wagons used to carry the truck to the scene of the tent-pitching. Seven or eight cars were packed full, but the different gangs of helpers were not long in performing their tasks, and load after load rumbled quickly off to the ball ground. It was an ideal day and not a cloud in the sky. At noon the streets were literally packed with people awaiting the parade. It was nearly one o'clock when the distant "boom-boom" of the bass drum and the "umpah-umpah" of the baritone told its coming. First came the band in its chariot; the ponies and clowns amused the youngsters, and the big elephant and baby elephant attracted great attention. When the ticket sellers opened fire in the disposal of tickets and the band entered into a catchy air with vim, crowds filed in to see the side-show. We missed the Circeassian lady with her wealth of golden bushy locks but the snake-charmer was there and coiled a loathsome reptile about her neck as fearlessly as thought it had been a $500 feather boa. The tiger behind his bars of safety, flirted with a mother monkey whose attentions were applied to her one-week-old baby. A fortune teller did great business, failing even to shudder when a boy climbed a ladder of rungs made of knife blades. The main tent was packed and a word of praise is extended to the circus orchestra and clowns, whose jokes were side-splitting and clean. The horizontal bar performing was fine and the slack wire performer a "king of the air." The lady performers on the trapeze were bewitching and the trained elephants were not so slow and the educated ponies were greatly admired. Every feature of the show was first class. We hope for its return next year. The last time a circus performed here was in 1898.

Choconut - Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McCahill are expecting their sons, Father J. J. McCahill and Miles McCahill, of New York City. The latter was formerly a layman engaged in Catholic mission work in the South.

New Milford - During the heavy thunder-storm, last Saturday, the house of Mr. Edward Stuart, near the tannery, was struck by lightning and damaged to the extent of about $150. Mr. Stuart, who was in the house escaped death by a narrow margin, happening to go into a room where the lightning did not enter, but he will remembers it for some time. The lightning came down the chimney and ran through four rooms, tearing and splintering the wood-work, breaking a door from its hangings and melting the gilding from the frames of several pictures.

Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. - Mrs. Wm. Leek and children, of Peckville, are camping for the summer in the old Collar school house.

Brooklyn - F. B. Jewett has had the old blacksmith shop placed on a foundation opposite C. F. Watrous' and carpenters are at work making it into a house.

Lawsville - The descendants of Agar and Mary Lindsley will hold their annual reunion at Rev. D. D. Lindsley's, near White Sulphur Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 21. All relatives are invited.

Susquehanna - The death of Chas. Ginnavan occurred at his late home in Port Jervis, July 12, 1907. Deceased was among the oldest Erie locomotive engineers. Removing from Susquehanna he ran a yard engine up to the time of his last illness, not long ago.

Hallstead - While Mr. and Mrs. Giles Carpenter were driving from Hallstead,Tuesday, their trip was enlivened by the appearance of a large rattlesnake, lying at the edge of the wagon track. The horse first spied the reptile and seemed afraid, which called Mr. Carpenter's attention to it. He then got out and took his whip and a well directed blow dispatched his snakeship, which was 3 ft, 3 in. long. It was a beautiful specimen, with a skin of rich coloring. Mr. Carpenter presented it to Wm. H. Warner, who will have it made into a belt for his sister, Miss Mary.

Harford - While Clarence Tiffany was descending Fair Ground hill, his horse, attached to a top buggy, became frightened at an automobile ascending the hill, on its way from Carbondale to New Milford, and ran away. A thill was broken and Mr. Tiffany, losing control of the horse, sought safety for himself in taking a flying leap from the vehicle, striking the ground with such terrible force as to fracture both legs at the ankle joint, and he was otherwise bruised and cut. He was removed to the office of Dr. Hover, in the village, and soon after to his home in S. Harford. Upon examination, the surgeons found it impossible to reduce the fractures and he was removed that evening to Scranton, where he has received skillful attention and it is now believed he will recover.

News Briefs: And now the "Teddy bear" is being denounced as a means of spreading race suicide. A clergyman is quoted as saying the bear is replacing the doll in the affections of children, destroying the instincts of motherhood. He urged all mothers to provide dolls for the children in the nursery, from which they might learn many gentle lessons of motherhood. AND Why is it that the game of base ball is so attractive to the American People? Is it because it us such a democratic game? This has been given as one reason for its great popularity. Base ball is played everywhere, and there is scarcely a boy that does not play the game as soon as he is old enough to go to school. One feature of the game, which adds to its popularity, is that the contests between the teams are played on the square, and as all the plays can be seen by the spectators there can be very little crookedness. Another point is the fact that the game creates a rivalry between towns, and an enthusiasm is aroused that puts each town to the test of doing its very best.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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