June 03 1910/2010
Montrose - "Old Glory" floated gracefully from the top of the Court House on Decoration Day, but it took some pretty steady work to make it possible. The rope passing through the aperture at the extreme top of the iron staff surmounting the "pineapple" on top of the dome had become rotten, broken and slipped out, and it was up to somebody to go to the very top of the iron staff and insert the rope, and N. A. Warner was the man drafted to do this work, assisted by Arthur Smith and Ed. G. Foote, janitor. The "pineapple" on the top of the dome, which looks little bigger than an ordinary pail from the ground, is in reality about 6 ft. high, and the iron rod extending above it is an additional 30 ft, the whole distance from the ground being 100 ft., an uncertain movement on the part of the one making the ascent, would have meant almost certain death. "Nell" himself made the high climb and although 65 years old, there isn't many younger men who would like the job. ALSO Scarcely had the town clock struck 7 a.m. on Memorial Day morning, when fourteen residents of Grow Avenue flung out their flags in honor of the soldier dead. Mrs. Rebecca Benedict, president of Dr. Ellen E. Mitchell Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans, headed the list, and others quickly fell in line.
Franklin Forks - Mr. and Mrs. Albin S. Burrows of Grand Forks, N. D., visited friends in Montrose and Franklin Forks. His father was the first man in this region to raise cultivated strawberries. Mr. Burrows was formerly superintendent of schools in the west, but afterwards went into the land business in North Dakota and was very successful in it. Mr. Burrows is a G.A.R. man and fraternized with the Montrose G. A. R. men in the observance of Memorial Day. He was in the Civil War and was a prisoner in the Libby Prison.
Bridgewater Twp. - Dr. Dunton has rented the house at "Wayside," lately occupied by G. D. Ayers, to a Philadelphia party. The house will undergo several changes, plumbing will be installed, and it will be splendidly furnished throughout, the Colonial effect to predominate.
Ararat - The D & H Railroad Company are preparing to put [in] a new street bridge to span the railroad at this place, in place of the old wooden structure. Workers have already begun putting in the foundation.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Fish and Sheldon have shipped from their store in two weeks, 100 cases of eggs, which equals 3000 dozen. This seems an enormous sum of eggs to be handled by one country store, but it is a fact nevertheless. They are paying 22 cents per dozen for them. Who can beat it?
Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Dogs have entered the flock of sheep belonging to George LaSure three different times within the past week, and have bitten sixteen sheep and killed two. The dogs are very bold, going through even in the day time. During the same week they have bitten sheep belonging to M. J. Hannagan, of Laurel Lake, and of Alvah Rockwell and Judson Stanford, of Stanfordville.
Dimock - Selden Stilwell sells the Saturday Evening Post paper every Thursday and John Dolan is doing the gardening work on the Ballentine farm.
Lakeside - Leland Mosher recently caught a silver sucker which weighed four pounds and seven ounces and Charles Leroy caught a ten quart pail of bull heads, in about two hours, one day last week.
Silver Lake - J. P. Radiker and wife are here and Mr. Radiker will complete the cottages he has under way and where he is also offered another contract.
Brooklyn - John Lewis, of Binghamton, met with an automobile accident Sunday and as a result will ask the officials of Brooklyn for damages. Mr. Lewis was driving his car slowly across a bridge near Brooklyn, where repairs were being made, when one of the planks of the bridge tipped up and caught in the engine. The engine bed was torn out and Mrs. Lewis, who was riding with her husband, was thrown from the car but not seriously injured. ALSO Miss Alice Louise Lee has a serial in the "Christian Endeavor World" entitled "The Little Sister of the Founder." The first chapters are now appearing and the story promises to be an interesting tale of college life. The reader cannot but be interested in the struggle of the heroine, a student who performs stenographic work to assist her through school. Miss Lee has woven in many interesting college episodes, which add spice to the narrative.
Susquehanna - Arch Woodward has the distinction of being the first one this season to bring to Susquehanna a rattlesnake. As Mr. Woodward was driving along the road at Green Grove, in the vicinity of his farm, Tuesday, a rattlesnake put in his appearance and attempted to cross the road. Woodward jumped from his wagon and securing a large stick, started after the rattler. The reptile showed fight but after a few blows was killed. It was a male, had 12 rattles and measured 4 ft., 3 in. long. Last season Mr. Woodward killed six good-sized rattlers at about the same point where he dispatched his latest victim.
Uniondale - Henry Garrison, an old and respected citizen here, died at the home of his daughter in Olyphant, May 20th. He was a veteran of the Civil War, aged 74 years, and was buried in the Uniondale cemetery. He leaves a widow and one son and a daughter.
Gibson - Memorial services were held here Sunday and were largely attended. Jackson Camp, P.O.S. of A., and Gibson Camp attended in a body. Beautiful and impressive services were held in the cemetery. Rev. B. R. Hanton gave an able and interesting address, his subject being "Lincoln, the Modern Moses."
Spring Hill, Auburn Twp. - Miss Daisy Shumway, while driving, was thrown from the wagon and quite badly hurt. The horse became frightened at an auto. ALSO Throughout Auburn Twp., a visit to the last sleeping places of our loved ones showed them to be well cared for. At the Bunnell Cemetery the grave stones are in their places, the grass nicely cut and the graves covered with flowers. At Jersey Hill Cemetery everything was in fine shape and there was a big gathering of people. In the church nearby the G. A. R. held memorial services.
Compiled By: Betty Smith