July 24 1908/2008
Harford - Guy King, of Gettysburg, will be the new principal of the Harford high school.
Hallstead - The band will give concerts on this side of the river every Saturday night during the rest of the summer months. The businessmen of this place have been raising a fund for these entertainments and have met with a hearty response. A vacant lot owned by Rev. M. M. Dunn, kindly gave the committee the privilege of so doing.
Bridgewater Twp. - A short time ago a man named Bump from over towards Towanda, was taken into Ed. Brown's as a boarder, and a day or two later Brown's daughter said Bump had assaulted her. This made Brown furious and he pitched on to Bump and gave him a severe pummeling about the head. He also caused Bump's arrest; and later Bump caused brown's arrest for assault. Each had a hearing before judge Van Scoten. Brown was held for the grand jury, and would have had to stay in jail, except that his wife got a horse and drove out to John Buckley's in Franklin, to get him to go Ed's bail, which he did that night. But Bump had no one to go his bail and he remains as a guest at the fire-proof "hotel Pritchard." [The County Jail]
Silver Lake - We hope to hear that some of our Quaker Lake girls will be more careful while learning to swim, as we understand some of them came near being drowned last week. AND M. D. Sweeney is again putting on the market his famous Indian Spring Water. Six bottles in a case, for 50 cts.
Montrose - The houses in Montrose are soon to be numbered, as a first move towards having free delivery of mail. AND The base ball management has now promised us one of the biggest attractions of the season--the Cherokee Indian traveling base ball team, July 31. If you can't see the afternoon game, go at night. They carry their own electric light plant of 150 arc lights, producing 50,000 candlepower. Those who have witnessed the night games say they are "great."
Springville - The "Stroller" in the Scranton Tribune has the following: G. W. Bushnell, the well-known retired leather merchant, has just returned from a trip to his old home in Susquehanna county. Mr. Bushnell was born in that county and for many years resided near Montrose. "One of the most pleasing sights that met my eye," said Mr. Bushnell, in speaking of the delights of the journey, "was near Springville. There we came upon 'Squire Myron Kasson, formerly of Scranton, clad in a hickory shirt and overalls, picking stones out of the road." Mr. Kasson, upon retiring from the office of alderman of the 9th ward, went to his farm in Springville for the summer. According to Mr. Bushnell, pastoral life appears to have agreed with the squire and he will till the soil of Susquehanna in future, when not engaged in winter in picking oranges down in Florida.
Brooklyn - Mrs. W. L. Sterling lost a silk bag with white stripes last week, either in Hopbottom station or on the road to Brooklyn. It contained a white kimono, a purse containing about two dollars, a silver thimble and piece of embroidery with the name H. B. Ware. Of course Mrs. Sterling would like to have the property returned.
Susquehanna - Daniel Malpass, who conducts a shoe and harness store here, has a record of 50 years continuous service at the bench, which will be rounded out July 28. If the shoe pegs used by Mr. Malpass could be transformed into trees they would make a forest of several acres, while the "waxed ends" would reach around the world, he says.
South Auburn - A barn on the farm of Richard Kinney was struck by lightening and considerable damage done to the structure. Insurance Agent Titsworth went to Auburn and adjusted the loss. A team of horses standing near where the bolt struck were knocked down and afterwards were entirely deaf, although otherwise recovered.
Gelatt - While Mrs. Clarence Kelly was raking with a span of horses they went to biting each other and one of them kicked and hit Mrs. Kelly on one limb, and broke both bones below the knee. AND While Mrs. W. Howell was driving Benna Felton's team, hitched to the hay fork, something broke and the horses ran away, but not much damage was done.
Uniondale - An old fashioned loom, for weaving cloth and rag carpet that is in working order in a barn on Main Street, and where several ladies are treating themselves to home made rugs, attracted considerable attention of town people who never saw them work.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - On Saturday last a surveyor was sent to measure the ground for the new church at the Flynn Corners.
New Milford - A basket picnic, to which every one who ever lived here is invited, will be held in the park in this place on Thursday, August 6th. This will be in the nature of a "home coming."
Dimock - A medicine show has pitched a tent on the green near the hotel, and is giving nightly scenes, making the people believe that they can cure all.
Rhiney Creek, Liberty Twp. - On Sunday evening, July 5, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Fish quite remarkably escaped serious injury. Mr. Shafer, of Camp Susquehannock, at Tripp Lake, while driving from services here, got one of the lines caught and was unable either to guide or control his horses. They ran against Mr. and Mrs. Fish, knocking them down. Both of them got up from under the horses and in almost unaccountable way escaped being stepped on. Mr. Fish was hurt on the hand and Mrs. Fish sustained some injuries, but nothing serious. Mr. Shafer expressed most sincere regret and offered to assist them in any way possible.
Forest City - A good-sized crowd went to the Odd Fellows hall on Thursday evening to see a bout pulled off by the Forest City Athletic club. Young Jacobs, of New York, who was advertised to meet Kid Shronis, failed to put in an appearance and Guessler, of Carbondale, took his place in the ring. Those present were--ahem--treated to a smooth exhibition, the contestants being well matched. The result was a tie. In the second contest, Neal failed in the first round and was replaced by Patty Curry who finished five rounds. Kid Guessler over reached him a bit and took the fight. The Club is arranging for one of the "best yet" in the near future in which Burke, the fastest glove artist Wilkes-Barre can produce, will be a prominent figure.
Compiled By: Betty Smith