July 27 1900/2000
Springville - The community was startled to hear that Ed Scott, familiarly known as Uncle Ed, had a shock of paralysis on Wednesday. His son, Almon, came later, driving 80 miles to get here; all that friends and doctors could do was done but on Monday, July 30, about 5 p.m., he passed away; he was about 71 years of age. He was a member of the Odd Fellow lodge and his jovial good-natured face will be greatly missed. His wife is still in bed with a fractured limb and has the sympathy of many friends. As she has no family ties to hold her we will doubtless lose two friends instead of one.
Montrose - A new arrangement in Morris' drug store window presents the appearance of a shower bath, and looks cool and inviting on a hot day, and at [the] same time rids the window of flies. AND: All seats at the M.E. church have been made absolutely free and none assigned. It is a case of first come first served. People who say they do not go to church because they have no pew will now have to find a new excuse, as there are seats for all, and all free.
Herrick - The following teachers have been hired for the Herrick schools: Herrick Center, Prof. Manning, of Lenox; Reservoir, Lizzie Bowell; Dimock, Lena Corey; Lyon Street, Bessie Walker, Barnes, Liza Belcher, Tresco, Grace Churchill.
South Montrose - On July 20 there was a birthday party at the home of Mrs. A. W. Main, it being her 80th birthday. The relatives and friends came in with well-filled baskets. They sang, played games and had a very enjoyable time. At the parting they sang "When shall we meet again."
Glenwood - The Aid Society met at the home of Welcome Sprague, the men took their scyths and cut hay, nearly doing the whole job on the place. As Mr. Sprague is not very strong it was a good deed. Help your neighbors. The ladies spent the time boat riding and fishing. It was an enjoyable time and all came away feeling that it was good to be there.
Flynn [Middletown Twp.] - Joe, when out on a wheel again be sure and start in the daylight for home as it will save some hard falls.
Susquehanna - The Susquehanna Transcript has for some years employed girls as type setters, and now the Susquehanna Journal has adopted the same plan. The Carbondale papers have also had their type setting done by ladies for some years and the papers also in various other towns. AND: The First Methodist church celebrated its semi-centennial with appropriate exercises. Former pastors VanCleft, Jay, Surdam and Hiller were present and delivered addresses. Rev. C. V. Arnold, who built the church, died in Binghamton on Wednesday. It was hoped he could participate in the exercises.
Silver Lake - St. Augustine's Congregation purpose holding a picnic Aug. 15, to defray church expenses, in the beautiful grove adjacent to church. The ladies of the congregation are making ample preparations as they expect a large attendance. The best of music is engaged for the occasion and a good time anticipated.
Elk Lake - C. S. Hall and W. H. Tanner have returned from the Mehoopany mountains with a fine lot of huckleberries.
Dundaff - There is some gossip going the rounds about the throwing up of the Charter of our old borough of Dundaff and thus go into the township of Clifford, but it has not been done yet. We think if the borough council would get a hustle on and fix up our streets and roads there would be no more heard about giving up our charter.
Harford - The South Harford Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Sarah Tiffany for tea Aug. 9. Everyone is cordially invited; the proceeds go to pay for hiring a minister to preach in the school house at that place. They have no regular preacher at present and are hiring from different denominations as they can. J. Madison Gathany expects to be with them on Aug. 12. Sunday school at 2 p.m.
Forest City - A Union picnic of the Sunday schools will be held in Lanesboro, Aug. 17.
Ararat - There will be a temperance rally at the Free Methodist camp ground, Aug. 20, under the auspices of the Free Methodists and the Susquehanna County Prohibitionists. John G. Wooley, Prohibition candidate for President, and other prominent speakers will be present.
Dimock - Springs and wells in this place are nearly dry.
Rush - The village was agreeably surprised by the advent of T. S. Wheatcroft and sisters, Polly and Letitia, last week. A year ago when they were here they were all sick, but now there is a marked improvement, all enjoying excellent health, T. S. being especially rugged and looking and feeling like an athlete. He was called to Philadelphia where is situated his factory for the manufacture of his peanut vendors [which he invented] and which are meeting a ready sale.
Lawsville - A committee met at D. W. Bailey's last Saturday evening and decided in favor of a bell for the Baptist church.
South Auburn - Andrew Carter is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Hallstead - The Water Company has completed the laying of its new main on upper Pine street and will commence the placing of about 1000 ft. of pipe on Park Avenue, to supply new patrons.
NEWS BRIEF - McKinley and Roosevelt are unanimously nominated for President and Vice President for the Republican party. AND: The Potter family reunion will be held at the home of Amos Potter in Thomson Twp. on Aug. 16; The annual reunion of the Yeomans family will be held at the home of Eliza Ann Reynolds, near Ely Lake, [Brooklyn]. Bring well-filled lunch baskets.
Compiled By: Betty Smith