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July 19 1912/2012

Montrose - Samuel Smith, a well known colored man of this place, died early Wednesday morning on the porch of Dr. F. S. Birchard, where he had gone to secure medical aid. He was subject to heart trouble and being a taken with an attack during the night and attempted to reach the doctor’s office alone. His cries of pain awakened a many along the street, and reaching the doctor’s office he rang the bell and toppled over on the porch. Dr. Birchard hurriedly came to his aid, but he was then beyond mortal aid. the body was prepared for burial in Undertaker Van Campens’s rooms nearby and later removed to the home of his wife and daughter on Chenango street. Deceased was about 60 year’s old and besides his wife he is survived by two daughter’s, Mabel and Rose and a son, Archibald. His brother, Rev. Geo. Smith, of Cortland, NY, attended. The funeral was held from the A.M.E. church.

Hallstead - Millard F. Decker, one of the most highly respected residents of this town, and for many years a popular conductor on the Lackawanna Railroad, died July 13, 1912, at the age of 58 years. He is survived by his wife and one son, Grant, of Binghamton. Two brothers, John and Elias and one sister, Mrs. Rice, all of Hallstead, also survive. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery

Susquehanna - Thomas Ahern was one of six young men who were ordained into the Catholic priesthood in the cathedral in Scranton. Thomas was born in Susquehanna and his parents are both deceased. Very Rev. P. F. Bodrick, his sponsor, had been his pastor for many years. Father Ahern graduated from Laurel Hill Academy in Susquehanna, Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. and St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, NY, and is an accomplished pianist. On Sunday morning last, before a large congregation of friends and well wishes in St. John’s church, Father Ahern officiated at his first Mass.

Franklin Forks - Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wheaton and son, Joseph, have been spending a few days with Mr. Wheaton’s mother here. From the good shade of tan required, we judge that the change of work from the banking house to the hayfield was beneficial to Arthur.

Hopbottom - Andrew Reynolds has accepted a fine position as a night watchman at Glenwood Switch at $60 per month.

Ainey - A small band of gypsies camped for one night near the Shoemaker farm, but moved out early in the morning.

Brooklyn - A camping party, chaperoned by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ely, is spending the week at Ely Lake.

Clifford - A drama, “A Country Doctor,” will be played in Finn’s Hall, Saturday night of this week. there is enough fun in this play to make you feel good for awhile.

Dimock - Emma Avery, of Springville, was here Saturday giving music lessons to her many pupils.

Royal, Clifford Twp. - The Fourth of July dance, at Hotel Royal, was a grand affair. About 70 couples were present. They made way with the 20 gallons of ice cream and a large amount of cake which the Royal baseball team furnished for the lawn festival that evening and could not use it on account of rain.

Ararat Summit - The hail storm which swept over this vicinity Tuesday afternoon did considerable damage to gardens and crops and was so severe as to break several window panes at the Brooks School house and also at Mrs. Bushnell’s. During the storm a team of horses belonging to Amos Avery was killed by lightening. Although the rain was greatly needed and every one anxious to see it come, it will be remembered by those who have to suffer such loss.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - One of Middletown’s young ladies offered herself as door prize at the picnic to be held on August 15. And as the young ladies of Middletown are noted to be the most beautiful in Northern Pennsylvania, this in itself should be a good drawing card.

Harford - We understand that the poormasters and a physician put in a day and evening over a patient the other day, whom they found along the roadside, prostrated, seemingly near the portals of death, when lo and behold, the patient, after their painstaking care, awoke and walked away--a well man. It is said that an automobile party passing the patient earlier in the day, in the road below Harford, offered their “good cheer” to him in large quantities and that his powers to assimilate we’re inadequate to a big thirst, incident to a very warm day. The experience cost the poormasters seven or eight dollars and their patient did not as much as give them a “thank you” for their solicitude and nursing.

Great Bend - There will be a special election, August 6th, to vote on the proposition of bonding the town for $5000 to pave Main street. The borough has $2000 in the treasury, no indebtedness and the State will pay a good portion of the cost of the improvement. If voted on favorably, as expected, work will start in August.

New Milford - The exhibition of a male rattler, four ft. Long with 12 rattles, at Walker’s hotel, created quite an excitement. He was found in the hay that the men were pitching on the load, Monday.

Liberty Twp. - Mr & Mrs. Ed Southworth were through this place delivering the books on the “Titanic.”

Forest City - The town council has ordered a number of property owners to lay sidewalks. Walking will soon be good here. ALSO If some-body would shoot some of those dogs that make the nights wakeful, etc., we would all join in singing the doxology--thank you.

News Brief - Victory in the 5th Olympiad goes to the United States. The point scores for all sports, including shooting, swimming, lawn tennis, football, etc., gave the U. S. a score of 128 over their nearest competitor, Great Britain, at 102. Great Britain’s score includes points won by Austria, Canada and South Africa. The U.S. scored 82 in track and field games. James Thorpe, of Carlisle Indian School, was first in the decathlon.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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