July 24 1903/2003
Forest City - The stockholders of the proposed knitting mill to be located in Forest City, held a meeting and effected an organization. It was decided to name the concern the Anthracite Knitting mills, and the capital was fixed at $15,000. AND Mrs. Margaret Evans instituted proceedings to recover $30,000 damages, from the Scranton Railway company, for the death of her husband who was killed on the Carbondale line last January. It is alleged that he was jostled off a crowded car between Carbondale and Forest City and allowed to lie unconscious where he fell until another car came along and crushed out his life.
Auburn - The residents along the route connecting Auburn Centre and Meshoppen are striving to secure rural free delivery. The prospects are considered bright. And in West Auburn Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swackhammer, with their 8 children and 12 grandchildren, 7 daughters and 1 son, of whom 4 daughters and son are married, camped at the Lake, Thursday, something unusual for so aged a couple.
Hallstead/Great Bend - The postponed races of the Hallstead and Great Bend Horse Breeders Association will be held on Saturday afternoon July 25. Races begin at 2 o'clock P.M. sharp. The program will consist of [a] three minute race; 2:40 race, mixed; running race; ladies' driving race; bicycle race; motor cycle race; automobile race; foot race. Liberal premiums are offered. Bullard's Band will furnish the music. Remember the date, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock P.M.
Montrose - Montrose was defeated here, Wednesday, in an eleven-inning game with Camp Choconut, the score being 5-4. The game was well played and contested hotly from first to last, but a lucky hit by Whipple in the first of the 11th brought in a man, and our boys failed to score in the last half and the game was theirs. Carey pitched a fine game, not allowing a single player to walk and struck out 12 men. Gardiner did all around good work and his double, unassisted, was up to the limit. Over two score came over from Camp Choconut, Liveryman Harrington conveying them both ways by means of three four-in-hands. They were a jolly lot of young men and in the future Montrose will endeavor to defeat them as fairly as they did the home team.
Susquehanna - The work of razing the old Universalist church edifice is in progress. Benjamin Glidden will build a double residence building upon its site. AND At Columbian Grove in August, E. R. W. Searle will dump a carload of rock salt in the river near his summer cottage and endeavor to raise salt water clams. He has the formula from a New Haven expert. AND The quarantine has been lifted from Hogan Opera House.
Lanesboro - The quarantine has been removed from the Methodist church and services will be held therein next Sunday morning.
Harford - The telegraph men that are stringing a wire from Binghamton to this place stayed at Seaman's boarding house over Sunday.
Springville - Work on the Narrow Gauge railroad is getting on nicely, the third-rail being laid nearly here. The piers at the Meshoppen Creek bridge are being strengthened to receive the new bridge, which is at Tunkhannock. AND Strickland & Winnie have purchased a team and wagon for hauling stone from their quarry to the railroad.
Franklin Forks - Mrs. Owen Tiffany serves ice cream on the lawn at their home here. If not pleasant it is served in the house. So all lovers of ice cream take notice. Every Saturday evening their lawn is nicely fitted up with swings, croquet and lit up with Japanese lanterns, making it very pleasant for the guests.
Thomson - Prof. O. E. French, of Creston, Ia., called on friends here this week, on his return trip to the Boston National Education Convention. He was a former county superintendent of this county and is now superintendent of city schools.
Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - Postmaster A. L. Mack has purchased the undertaking business of his father, E. P. Mack. We learn that A. L. Mack will build a saw mill and shingle mill in the near future on the site of the one recently destroyed by fire.
New Milford - A New York dispatch dated July 22, says: "Mrs. Adelaide Hawley was instantly killed and Mrs. Hattie Elbretch was very seriously injured as a result of an automobile accident near Manhattan Beach last night. Both women are from New Milford, Pa. and were visiting Mrs. Hawley's son, Edward E., of 12th street, Brooklyn. They went to Manhattan Beach yesterday afternoon in a big Mercedes machine and were returning home about midnight when the mishap occurred. Mr. Hawley was steering the machine, which was bowling along at a fast clip. He cut a corner too sharp and crashed into the curb with such force as to cause a sudden stop. The occupants were thrown into the roadway and Mrs. Hawley suffered a broken neck. Mrs. Hawley's two sons, Arthur and LeRoy, went to New York with the intention of bringing her remains home."
Silver Lake - W. J. Sullivan and P. J. O'Day captured a wild eagle at Mud Lake that measured 6 1/2 ft. across the wings.
Lenoxville - Oscar Miller, who as been suffering with a slight attack of appendicitis, is a little better at this writing. He is attended by Dr. Fike, of Dundaff.
Ararat - Mrs. Wm. McMurray and daughter, Madeline, of Brooklyn, NY, are the guests of friends here. Mrs. McMuray will return to Brooklyn this week but Miss Madeline will spend the summer here. George Nott and sister, Miss Hilda Nott, of Bayonne, NJ, are boarding for the summer at the pleasant home of Mr. Mock.
Fairdale - During the shower on Tuesday of last week lightning struck J. B. McKeeby's house, knocking the chimney to pieces, going down the stove pipe into the room where Mrs. McKeeby was sitting. She being sick, was sitting up a short time and they were just going to help her into bed when the clap came; it struck the bed and split every post in it. If she had been in bed it no doubt would have killed her. AND Claude Allen has bought of the heirs of J. H. Rosenkrans, deceased, the lot on which the dwelling house and store stands and hired George Ralston to come over from South Montrose and move his [Claude's] feed store, which stood near the Grange Hall, down to the lot
Compiled By: Betty Smith