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June 03 1904/2004

Auburn Twp. - Charles E. Bunnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Bunnell, who has been principal of the Valdez (Alaska) school for several years, has, we learn, been engaged by the government for another year, proof in itself of the satisfaction he has been giving. Mr. Bunnell is located in one of the most beautiful sections of that vast country, and besides the scenery and delightful climate the region abounds in timber and many of the more valuable minerals. The town of Valdez is but a few years old, dating back from about 1898, yet its growth has been rapid and already possesses many modern buildings and conveniences. An illustration of the advance in civilization among the Indians is brought forth vividly by the fact that the money to build the church at that place was furnished by a man of the Cherokee tribe.

Susquehanna - When returning from the ball game on Saturday afternoon Martin J. Ryan, proprietor of the Canawacta House, walked down the Erie tracks with his two little sons. The youngest, Paul, aged 4, ran in front of a locomotive, and was struck by the big machine. One foot was so badly crushed as to necessitate amputation, which was performed at the City Hospital.

Uniondale - Farmers who sell their milk at the local milk station are complaining about the price of milk, which is 67 cents a can; already talk is heard about building a co-operative creamery. AND On Monday the graves of the departed soldiers were properly decorated by members of the G.A.R.

Great Bend - Charles Smith, a brakeman on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad, was killed at Clark's Summit on Thursday morning by the cars. Smith had served in the United States navy and was a man of great bravery. Last winter when the steamer "Waukerman" was wrecked off Cape Hatteras, it was seen that there was not sufficient room in the boats to hold all on board and he was among the few who volunteered to risk being picked up by a passing vessel with nothing but a life preserver to keep them afloat. After much exposure and suffering they were finally rescued, and for a number of weeks he was in a critical condition and it was owing to his crippled state that he was released from the Navy, and since then had been working for the railroad. He is survived by a father, mother and two brothers.

Forest Lake - Misses Lattice Brown, Mabel Lewis, Ethel Andre and Emma Jagger are among those who are learning music under the direction of Miss Francis Howell, of Birchardville. Miss Howell is a thorough and competent teacher of music and a large number of students are studying under her tuition.

Glenwood - The farmers are so busy these days that they can't stop long enough to talk particulars or tell any long stories, as help is very scarce. One thing we are glad to see is that all are willing to take a day off to do honor to the fallen heroes of the Civil strife, 61 to 65. A few more years until the last old vet shall be called away, to be in line with those who have gone before. Decoration has become world-wide, not only the graves of the soldier dead, but of friends in every walk of life. We gather to pay tribute to those who were near and dear.

Lawton - The ice cream parlors at Lawton re open every Saturday evening and are well attended.

Lynn - The 94th birthday of Mrs. Lucilla Avery occurred recently and was observed by several of her relatives and friends, who spent the day with her.

Fairdale - Someone reported 70 percent of the bees died during the winter. Louis Sheen had 20 swarms, lost all. Charles saved 3 or 4 out of about 80. George Frink lost all of his bees.

Montrose - For the third time within as many years the Printers and Barbers will come up against the Clerks, and there will probably be something doin'. We can't speak of the skill of the players, for some of them haven't gripped a ball since "happy childhood days." Yet wonders will never cease and we wouldn't wonder if you saw a very amusing game filled with double plays, home runs and grand stand plays in general. The admission of ten cents, one dime or a tenth of a dollar, admits you to any part of the park, which will not interfere with the players. The line up is: Barbers-Printers:Fred Connell, catcher; Corella North, pitcher; Carlton Griffis, 1st base; Ennis Burch, 2nd base; Will Cruser, 3d base; Ed Thompson, short stop; E. J. Keough, right field; Will Aitken, center field; George Daunie, left field. Clerks: Glen Roberts, catcher; Fay Sprout, pitcher; H. F. Brewster, 1st base; Olin Tingley, 2nd base; Bruce Titman, 3rd base; J. M. Watrous, short stop; M. Roberts, right field; James Mahon, center field; T. Davies, left field. Jollying of players by spectators will be -- allowed.

Hallstead - Brakeman Vanishes: Relatives of Charles Sisson, the young brakeman who disappeared mysteriously after leaving his train on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad at Scranton, May 15, have been searching in vain for him ever since without the slightest hint of success. Sisson lived at Hallstead and was respected. His friends and family alike are at a loss to assign a reason for his disappearance. The police are now inclined to believe the theory of foul play, although they have slim clues to work out this solution. He had drawn his pay and it is likely he simply "skipped." AND IN A RELATED MATTER REPORTED A FEW WEEKS AGO: William T. Haynor, the Hallstead switchman employed on the Lackawanna, who was mourned as dead for the brief space of two or three hours after he disappeared two weeks ago, leaving a suit of clothes on the Lackawanna bridge across the Susquehanna river in Owego, together with a letter of farewell saying that when it was read he would be no longer in the land of the living, has been holding quite a reception at the hotel "Reno" on the South side, Owego, and incidentally, getting reconciled with his family. Haynor appeared in the night and took refuge at the "Reno" and when morning had come he telephoned to his wife, who has been in Owego since his disappearance, and asked her to call upon him. To a curious inquirer as to why he did not call on his wife, he said that "he was afraid his mother-in-law would go for him with a knife." His first remark to Chief Robinson, who called to make sure that the "body had been recovered," was "this is a nice mess, isn't it?" The chief replied that he thought it was. Haynor says that he is not very clear as to what he has been doing, but from his appearance it is safe to say that he has been living well. He says he has been to St. Louis to the World's Fair. He inquired about the suit of clothing he had left behind and was told he could get it of Coroner E. E. Raner. Mrs. Hayner says that whiskey and cigarettes were at the bottom of her husband's trouble and that she intends to reform him. He says he is going to return to Hallstead, Pa., and intimated that his old job would be very acceptable.

News Brief - The enormity of the ice gorges along the Susquehanna last winter may be partially realized when it is stated that all of the ice is not yet melted.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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