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July 28 1916/2016

Forest City – Prof. J. S. Lee, A. M. has lately compiled a pamphlet on “Zoology Outlines” for use in the class room. Prof. Lee experienced the same difficulty that many a teacher has in securing a dependable pamphlet for this use, leaving blank pages for personal notes and observations, and so overcame the difficulty by preparing one to suit the individual needs of instructor and student.

Middletown Twp. - Edward Kelly, aged 43 years, a farmer here, died suddenly on Tuesday. He had been in usual health up to within a half hour before his death, coming in from the fields where he had been assisting in haying and died before a physician could reach him. Death was due to chronic Bright’s disease. Mr. Kelly was married about a year ago to Miss Margaret Keenan, who with one sister, Mrs. John Maloney and one brother, Wm. Kelly, survive.  Funeral and burial at Flynn.

Athens, Bradford Co. – Some of the sensational city dailies, with accustomed disregard of the truth, have been publishing that the recent expedition of research that went down the Susquehanna river to locate relics of the Indians had made discoveries of a race of aborigines that were 7 ft. in  height and had horns. One of the members of the archaeological party has denied this, stating that 57 skeletons of normal individuals had been excavated near Athens. One of the skeletons was found covered with deer antlers, hence the probable source of the horned savages.

Uniondale – J. F. Bass, one of our oldest residents and a Civil War veteran, passed away Friday after an illness of nearly a year. The funeral was held on Sunday from his late home, with interment in Pleasant Mt. Cemetery. [Adjt. J. F. Bass was a member of Mathew McPherson  G.A.R. Post, No. 509, of Uniondale. He opened the first hardware store in Uniondale in 1886 in the Elias Westgate building.]

Dimock – When some of the supervisors of the surrounding townships get hauled before the court for leaving loose stones and bad holes in their roads, and a good stiff fine is imposed, there will be one mighty howl from those same officers. Some of the roads in this place are as near impassable as there is any need of a road being, and someone should take the matter on at once.

West Auburn – Ward Smith was badly injured at noon Monday by the kick of a horse.  He was struck in the face, breaking his lower jaw twice and crushing in the palate on the upper part of his mouth.  Bruce Swisher, for whom he was working at the time, accompanied by Dr. Austin, immediately took him to the Packer Hospital at Sayre, in Mr. Swisher’s car, and it is thought he may recover.

Susquehanna – A message was received here this afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. John Dougherty, of Washington street, containing the news that their son, Augustus, had been drowned at Erie, Pa.  Just how the accident happened is not known.

Thompson – A box social was held at the Hobbs school house last Friday evening, Miss Eloise Owens, of Gelatt, teacher. The proceeds, which were about $35, will be used toward purchasing an organ for the school.

South Ararat – The farmers are very busy haying and the ladies are busy picking berries, which are a splendid crop, and the campers at the lake are enjoying themselves fishing, boating and taking in the beautiful scenery from adjoining towns that can only be seen from the beautiful hill tops of Ararat.

North Harford – Our R. D. carrier has purchased a nice Ford roadster and all patrons of route 2 must see that all mail they wish to send is prepared to go earlier in the day than was the former custom, for Mr. Howard will be right around bright and early now.

Forest Lake – M. J. Kane told us the other day that he had bought and shipped nearly fifteen hundred pigs during the past year.

Montrose – Benjamin Nailor [Naylor], while sitting on his lawn last Sunday afternoon, counted the number of passing automobiles and tells us that in two hours and thirty minutes he counted 105 automobiles and only 12 horse-drawn vehicles in the same length of time. ALSO Saturday night at about eleven o’clock, an intoxicated man drove his splendid big bay team on the lawns on upper Cherry street, broke out two cellar windows in one house and mussed up things generally. About five o’clock he came around and said he would settle, but money cannot restore grass for the remainder of the summer. ALSO John Stewart has been accepted as a member of the Grace church choir in New York city, being one of three boys taken out of over 300 applicants. There are 23 boys in the choir and besides receiving a musical training, they are also given an academic course. John possesses an exceptionally fine soprano voice.

Springville – Brown & Reynolds will have charge of the dining hall, store, meat market and ice cream stand at the Dimock Camp Grounds this year. They are hustling fellows and visitors at the camp grounds are assured of good meals, groceries, etc.

Laurel Lake – The dance at Lake View Hall, Friday evening, was largely attended. All report a fine time. ALSO Our nine defeated the Middletown Center team, at Choconut, for the second time.  Score, 11-3.

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. – Miss Grace Robinson returned to Port Dickinson, Friday. Miss Robinson is assistant Matron at the Pentecostal Mission Orphanage at that place.

News Brief: All the presidents except two—Van Buren and Roosevelt—were of British extraction.  Jefferson, however, was the only Welshman and Mr. Hughes’ ancestry also goes back to Wales. The father of Chief Justice Hughes was a clergyman and three other presidents—Wilson, Cleveland and Arthur—were sons of preachers. If you want your son to be a president, you had better buy a farm.  An even dozen presidents were sons of farmers and farmer boys beat all others in the race to the White House.

200 Hundred Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, July 30, 1816. Supplement to Friendship. Customers in general—please to call and look over your Accounts, and save hard feelings and costs. It will be remembered that this is the second invitation to a settlement; the third may be a Call or Demand. Chapman Carr. Montrose, July 28, 1816. List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Hop Bottom, July 1, 1816. Olney Tiffany, William Spicer, Hezekiah Olney, Jr., Doct. William Bacon 2, Ebenezer Payne, Peter Pacel, Eli Websterwinter, Alexander M’Collum, Ephraim Tewkesbury, Joseph M. Ely, William Benson. GABRIEL ELY, P. M.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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