June 01 1906/2006
Brooklyn - Brooklyn has a village improvement society, which, all expect, will beautify the town. These officers were elected: Rev. R. L. Roberts, President; Rev. T. L. Drury, Vice-president; G. H. Terry, Secretary; H. H. Craver, Treasurer. Constitution and by-laws were adopted which provided for seven committees that have charge of the improvements to be made in the village. AND The Watrous school house was sold to H. N. Johnson.
Fairdale - E. W. Bolles had a number of valuable sheep and lambs killed by vicious dogs last Tuesday night. Oscar Downer lost three sheep at the same time.
Montrose - At the auction sale on the Tyler property, [recently purchased for the new library and historical society], the barn was purchased by T. W. Tinker for $97. The woodshed was bid in by L. W. Bunnell for $23. AND Everyone has troubles of their own. And now it has behooved the women folks in the several flats along the Avenue here to sound forth lustily the trumpet notes of war in strong protest against those individuals who burn the contents of waste baskets under their clothes lines on wash days--Mondays and Tuesdays. It has proved a great nuisance to the patient housewives, who now kindly make the following request of those to whom it concerns: "If the old papers, etc., are to be burned on either of those days, touch the match early, or else behold the operations of our newly organized bucket brigade."
South Montrose - E. W. Lott, of the firm of E. W. Lott & Bros., stone dealers at Springville, have recently opened a new quarry at South Montrose from which they are getting a large quantity of stone of excellent quality. The firm has done a large wholesale shipping business for several years, and under its present capable management is increasing its output.
Brandt - Thursday morning of last week George Storer, of Harmony, was driving across the railroad track at Brandt, when the pole of his wagon dropped to the ground. The shock caused Mr. Storer to be thrown to the ground. He was stunned by the fall and was unconscious for several hours. Dr. Washburn, of Susquehanna, was called and attended him. It was found necessary to take several stitches in a large gash on the injured man's head.
Hallstead - The entire family of Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson, who live about 3 miles from here, on the river road toward Susquehanna, had a narrow escape from death on Friday by poisoning, says a correspondent. A few days previous Mr. Jackson purchased some milk from the creamery and made the same into pot cheese of which they all partook very heartily. The milk must have become tainted in laying in the can too long, and was evidently poisoned, for the family soon became deathly sick, being taken with cramps and convulsions and suffering great pain. Dr. Merrell, of Hallstead, was hastily summoned and remained with the stricken family all night until they were pronounced out of danger, and they are resting very comfortably at present.
Rush - By the death of James McManus, which occurred May 17, '06, Rush lost one of its most highly respected citizens. The funeral was held in the Catholic church at Middletown on Monday, May 20, when Rev. Father Driscoll said Mass. Mr. McManus lived the greater part of his life in Rush township, coming to this country from Ireland, in 1828, when but a boy. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss: Patrick, Margaret, Frances and Anna, of Rush; and Peter, Thomas and Mary of Binghamton. His leading characteristics were uprightness and fairness in all his dealings.
Springville - The A. Beardsley property, owned by Rev. C. D. Shepard, is being remodeled, beginning with raising the house, taking out the fireplace, etc. It will be very much improved when finished.
Clifford - The Baptist members in charge of the entertainment part of their centennial anniversary are working diligently for success.
Auburn Centre - Allen Bros, of Meshoppen, have the contract for erecting the new graded school building; price $2,825.
Birchardville - James Strange, who has been spending the winter at the Soldier's Home in Tennessee, has been calling on friends in this vicinity.
Glenwood - Memorial service was held in the Glenwood church Sunday by Rev. Mr. Hillery. He handled his subject with great earnestness in speaking of the great hardships in the south-land, and the dangers that accompanied the many battles. It seems almost a miracle that any lived to tell the tale but there came a goodly number back to their homes, but scarcely a sound man in the ranks of the G.A.R. to-day. He then branched off on the great danger of being overcome by temptation not to enlist in the army of the Lord, where all can be soldiers and win any battle that is fought. AND C. H. Doran and Ray Conrad have been supplying two tables with eels and bullheads for the last two weeks.
Thompson - Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Gelatt are entertaining her sister, Mrs. Emma J. Dolph, of Denver, Col. and her brother, Rev. G.R. Merrill and family for a few days. She had not seen her sister before in 25 years and her brother is visiting before going to his new pastorate in Oxford, N.Y. He preached a fine sermon in the M.E. church here Sabbath morning. AND The Jefferson [railroad] Branch quartette will sing for the boys at the services Decoration day.
Heart Lake - The Misses Nellie Powell, Bertha Wall, Elizabeth Lee, Blanche Smith and Alice Lee were treated to a ride to Salt Springs by their friend, F. W. Sherer, May 19.
Tunkhannock - The borough has just passed an ordinance imposing a fine of $10 for the following: Obstructing sidewalks, riding bicycles or vehicles on sidewalks, coasting on streets, throwing stones, snowballs or baseballs on the streets, shooting guns, fireworks or slingshots or to congregate or loiter in a manner to obstruct public travel.
News Brief: Craze for arm enrapture, started at Atlantic City, has reached Honesdale says the Independent. It is a harmless bear cub made of plush and wood and is supposed to supplant the lap dog. The girl who does not tote a ferocious looking artificial bear is not now regarded as being in the social swim.
Compiled By: Betty Smith