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June 04 1915/2015

Lawton, Rush Twp. - Frances E. Pickett was graduated with high honors from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia. Miss Pickett, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Pickett, is a graduate of the Central State Normal School at Lock Haven. She taught in Lawton for two years and served as principal at the school at Thompson before her four year course at the Philadelphia institution. On July 1st Miss Pickett will commence a year’s internship at the Woman’s Medical Hospital and at the close of which period she will be ready to establish a practice of her own.

Heart Lake – Heart Lake Resort, this week, re-opened for the summer and the outlook for a successful season is most encouraging. Heart Lake, for many years, has stood out quite prominently as a pleasant place to spend a delightful summer, and the proprietors, Mack & Jenkins, aim to make all visitors, even to the children, feel at home while rusticating at the resort.

Auburn Twp. – Prof. Hamlin E. Cogswell, [a former resident] well-known throughout this section of the State, will be made director of music of schools of Washington, D.C. Prof. Cogswell has, for 23 years, served as a musical director in the normal schools of Pennsylvania, and his advancement is a worthy recognition of ability and faithfulness. He will have twelve assistants, and the position is regarded as one of the finest in the country.

Alford – Two hundred and fifty men, with their foremen, from Bath, NY, are putting the finishing touches on the Lackawanna cut off tracks here, leveling the stone ballast, etc. They are quartered in ten passenger coaches and several box cars, and came there recently from Clark’s Summit. The cut-off will be finished by Sept. 1. It is said that the Lackawanna will use the old tracks from Clarks-Summit to Foster after the cut-off is put in operation. The old road from Foster to Hallstead will be abandoned.

Hallstead – Col. Tompkins’ Wild West show and the Whitby Circus gave good performances here Thursday afternoon and evening.  During the performance, in a big horseback dash, one of the lady riders was thrown from her horse and in the mix-up she was stepped on and quite severely bruised. She was removed to the dressing tent and Dr. Blair, who was in the audience, was called and attended her injuries.  Dell Wolcott, son of N. A. Wolcott, of this place, is a member of the cowboy troupe traveling with the show, and he was busy all day greeting his many friends.

Montrose – The pastor and members of Zion African Methodist-Episcopal Church will give their annual entertainment at Colonial Hall, June 15, at which time Rev. Dr. Mason will deliver one of his famous lectures entitled, “Fifty Years of Freedom.” Dr. Mason is one of the most powerful orators before the public. There will also be a grand musical program rendered by some of the best talent in and out of town.

Dimock – Miss Isa Mills has long been Dimock’s faithful librarian and has done much to make that little village the pleasant place it is—a town of cheerful homes.

Springville – The M. E. church was beautifully decorated with flags and flowers Sunday morning and Rev. Kilpatrick delivered a fine memorial sermon. Only three war veterans were present—Ellas Titman and Miles Compton, of the Civil War, and Tennyson Messerole, of the Spanish-American war.

Brooklyn – Two gaily dressed automobiles, carrying old soldiers, found their way to Montrose Monday to celebrate Memorial Day. ALSO L. S. Ely is installing an up-to-date disposal plant to accommodate his buildings. Brooklyn is fast getting on the sanitary wagon, thanks to the State Board of Health.

Gibson – The community was greatly shocked to learn of the death of our esteemed townsman and neighbor, Herbert Ables, which occurred Saturday last. Mr. Ables was a man who will be greatly missed, not only in the home but in the community, as he was highly respected by all. The family has the sincere sympathy of their many friends.

Lawton – Christie Curran is one of the county’s wide-a-wake teachers, instructing the young idea [of] how to shoot in the winter months, joins the “back to the soil movement” for the summer, when he tills his farm and collects the taxes for Rush township, as a “chinking” job.

Nicholson – The immense concrete viaduct or bridge, at Nicholson, is one of the wonders of the world and will attract sight-seers from all over the world. You will wish to see the bridge, of course, and then you will need one of the souvenir booklets to better understand how it was built and its real size.  If you cannot see the bridge itself then you will wish a booklet surely. One hundred and eighty-nine thousand barrels of cement were used in mixing the concrete, and it is the largest re-enforced concrete bridge in the world. The booklets are on sale at the Democrat office, at 15 cents each, or mailed prepaid, 17 cents.

Auburn Twp. – Chas. Fuller, a veteran of the Civil War [Co. C, 203rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers], of Meshoppen, died May 20, 1915. Mr. Fuller was a native of Bridgewater township, Susquehanna county, and was 74 years of age. He had been in feeble health for some time and was a man highly regarded. He is survived by his widow and three sons: Fred E., late District Judge of Alaska; Arthur J., of Tunkhannock and Frank R., of Auburn township.

Forest City – “Out of the Ruins,” a three reel play, will be presented at the Family Theatre on Tuesday evening, June 15, in which P. H. O’Malia, Jr., a Forest City boy, is the principal character. The New York Evening Times says what Chaplin is to the comic world O’Malia is to the dramatic. ALSO What might easily have been a serious auto accident happened late last night at the Bowery bridge, at the county line. Two local young men were coming up the pave at a lively rate and a front wheel of their machine caught in a rail of the street car track at the Farrell hotel, causing the machine to skid badly. It crashed against the railing of the bridge and both young men were thrown from the car to the bed of the stream but neither were seriously hurt. The car was slightly damaged.

News Brief: It is said that every person saved from the Lusitania could swim. There is moral in the question and every boy and girl should learn to swim for when the art is attained it is never lost.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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