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July 29 1904/2004

Dimock - Percy Ballentine has just purchased a new 24-horsepower Pierce touring car. It is the most powerful machine in this section and is capable of going at a very high rate of speed. AND At the recent contest for the most popular young lady, held at Dimock last Monday night, Grace Nobles received 566 votes and Eva Bailey 515 votes. The prize was 24 pieces of silverware.

Elk Mountain - During the severe thunderstorm on Tuesday of last week the barn of Oliver Chandler on Elk Mountain was struck by lightning. In the barn at the time were nine young gentlemen tourists, who went there to seek shelter from the storm. Fortunately the only damage done was a few splintered boards and some people badly frightened.

Montrose - Are you interested in muslin underwear? Read's store might interest you. AND For a pleasant trip go on the Presbyterian-Episcopal Sunday school excursion to Lake Carey next Tuesday. There will be no changing of cars, or long and vexatious delays and the train can be boarded at the new terminal on Post Street. Fare for adults 50 cents, children 25 cents.

Vestal Centre - Amos Roberts, who now resides in Waterville, Minn. is visiting his brother here. This is his first visit to this section of the country since he went west over fifty years ago, most of which time he has resided in Waterville. A native of Montrose, he left in 1851, when 21 years of age, and although advancing in years looks well and healthy and is still engaged in active business.

Lawton - In accordance with the unanimous vote of the survivors of the 141st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, the 21st annual reunion of this gallant command will be held at Hotel Haire, Lawton, on Aug. 31. The house affords excellent accommodations, is surrounded by extensive grounds, and the rates for members and their families are only 25 cents per meal and 25 cents each for lodging.

Susquehanna - Miss Lizzie Brooks, a missionary in the Indian Territory field, is visiting at her former home here. AND Miss Hurley and Miss Moran of this place, who are novitiates in the Convent of St. Rose de Lima, in Carbondale, will in August make their final vows as Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Elk Lake - Miss Helen Powell is indisposed, owing to a severe cold incurred through riding on the lake in a fog.

Silver Lake - A letter from J. Cairn Simpson was mailed at Oakland, Cal., July 18 and arrived at Montrose on the 22nd--a pretty rapid trip, when compared with the time taken when Mr. Simpson first went to California to live nearly 30 years ago. The welcome sound of the postman's bell has not been heard for some days, the bell having lost its tongue. It is hoped that the loss will soon be repaired.

Hopbottom - Last Sunday evening a freight train ran off the track about a mile and a half below town; two cabooses and a carload of meat went down the embankment; it was 4 o'clock next morning before things were righted. No one was injured.

Howard Hill - Our mail carrier has a new U.S. mail wagon.

Kingsley - The Sunday Schools in this vicinity will united in an excursion on Aug. 2nd, to Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Rates reasonable; trains 2 and 5.

Lanesboro - The machine shop, blacksmith shop and one pattern house of Barnes Brothers' foundry, was destroyed by fire Thursday, July 21. The plant was one of the old landmarks in Lanesboro, having been built in the early fifties and for many years was one of the most important industries of that place. The fire is supposed to have been of incendiary origin, as there had been no fire in the building on the day previous. The property was uninsured.

Harford - During a severe shower at Harford, lightning struck the farmhouse of B. D. Sherwood, doing considerable damage and shocking the inmates. It was several hours before Mr. Sherwood was able to move.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - If present conditions continue there won't be one Republican to be found by election time in this neck of timber.

West Lenox - The drilling machine puffed out of this place Saturday morning after drilling a 160 ft. well for A. W. Miles. AND Guy Empet, a lad only 9 years old, pulled a pickerel to the surface of the water, which was estimated by those who saw it to weigh 3 1/2 lbs. anyway. That shows there are some nice fish in our pond yet.

Auburn Centre - Arthur and Harry Reimel, Thos. Sheridan, Cliff Young and Fred Rifenbury, took in the Niagara Falls excursion last Saturday. AND The Auburn Centre Creamery Co. will consider it a favor if the person or persons would kindly return the roll of barb wire to them now, as they are in need of it.

Great Bend - James Munson, with a party of boys, is camping upon the island and the Chichester Brothers are camping down the river.

New Milford - A game of ball played on Monday on Bayle's flat between New Milford and Heart Lake, resulted in a score of 27 to 14 in favor of the former. The condition of the ground was more the result of a large score than poor playing.

News Brief - Monroe and Pike county farmers are not only dead against red devils and fast driving, but seriously object to having their corn fields ruined. Recently an automobile partly stopped at a hotel near Bushkill, leaving an auto as they supposed securely outside. In some manner the machine began working and bounded at a terrific pace in a nearby cornfield, tearing up several acres of corn and finally ran into a side hill, burying the machine in sand. The machine was badly wrecked. Hotel proprietors along the famous Milford road are complaining of the injury to their business by the auto craze. This once popular drive, extending over 40 miles, from Water Gap to Port Jervis, has been practically ruined on account of the danger with timid horses and this to a large degree cuts off the revenue heretofore derived by the hotels from [horse] driving parties.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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