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June 05 1903/2003

Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - The sawmill, belonging to E. P. Mack & Son, was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon at about five o'clock, including the machinery and contents. The house and barn, which are located near the mill, caught fire several times, but by hard work on the part of the neighbors who had gathered at the scene of the conflagration, the buildings were saved. There was no insurance, and it is not probable that the mill will be rebuilt.

Hallstead - A steam stone crusher will, in the near future, be placed in the O'Neill stone quarry at Hallstead for the purpose of breaking stone for use in making roads. Nothing but crushed stone can ever lessen the muddy condition of our roads.

Dimock - The managers of the Dimock camp-meeting met on the grounds on Tuesday of last week and fixed upon August 26 to September 3 as the time of the fall meeting. The privilege of running the boarding hall was let to Howard & Baker, of Lynn, and the barn was let to Fred A. Risley, of Springville. The management will do considerable in the way of repairs and improvements to the grounds this season. The boarding tent will be overhauled; Epworth Hall will be repaired; the board walks relaid, and a great deal of cleaning up done. The Sperry cottage, next to the preacher's stand, which was purchased for the presiding elder's use, will be fitted up and furnished. The usual admittance fee of ten cents to the grounds will be charged.

Montrose - The many friends of Miss Clara A. Winans will receive with regret the news that she will not hold next year her former position as assistant principal in the High School, having accepted a very fine offer from the Mansfield Normal School. Miss Winans is a teacher and disciplinarian whose equal is seldom found, and during the number of years she has faithfully taught in our schools the high standard of education has been greatly advanced, both directly and indirectly, through her efforts. The loss to the school and town will be keenly felt, and for her a pleasant remembrance will always exist in the memories of our citizens and students.

Lanesboro - While catching baitfish in the river on the Oakland Side on Saturday afternoon, Bert Chase, of Lanesboro, aged 27, was seized with a paroxysm and was drowned in two feet of water. The body was soon recovered. Deceased, who leaves a widow, was employed in the Susquehanna [railroad] shops. The remains were on Monday taken to Sherburne, NY for services and interment.

Susquehanna - Mrs. Kate Taylor, who has been convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of her husband, the late LaFayette Taylor, in the court at Monticello, NY, was the former wife of the late Willis DeKay, who some 12 years since was a prominent druggist here. Ida May, the daughter, who saw the murder and the burning of the body in the stove, is the only child of DeKay and Mrs. DeKay Taylor. The murderess came from a fine family and before marriage studied medicine and graduated.

Auburn Centre - The Auburn Centre Wrecking Co. took down a barn for E. W. Tewksbury, last week.

Thomson - Telephone meeting here June 11; about 200 stockholders are expected.

Uniondale - An ice cream social for the benefit of the Public Library will be held in the rooms, Friday evening, June 5. AND Patterson Brothers, of Carbondale, have purchased a timber tract owned by Hon. Philo Burritt near Uniondale.

Harford - Mrs. Chester Williams was one of the oldest residents of Harford. She was born in Massachusetts, Oct. 25, 1811. Her maiden name was Parker, and after her marriage with Chester Williams she came to this state to reside. They settled on a farm about three miles from Harford village. Here they lived until Mr. Williams died in 1875. Since that time Mrs. Williams has lived with her children. She was the mother of five children, three of whom survive her. In her last sickness she was cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Mary Brundage and Mrs. Austin Darrow. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Peck cemetery. Her age was 91 years, 6 months. AND The school directors met Monday and the following teachers were hired for the Graded school the coming term-Principal G. A. Stearns; assistant, Carolyn Brewster; primary, Nina Moore. It was also decided to give Kingsley an 8 months term.

Birchardville - The friends and neighbors of Chester Bennett gave him a pleasant surprise May 21st, it being his 41st birthday. Dinner was served at 1 P.M., followed by ice cream and cake and soon the friends took leave, wishing him many returns of the day, leaving him money for a rocker for his declining year. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pickett and son, Mrs. V. E. Cobb, Mrs. N. C. Babcock and daughter Pansy, Hazel Potter, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Baker and son, of Birchardville; Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Colver and son, of Opposition; A.E. Turrell, Mrs. Frank Turrell, Mrs. Newell Turrell, of Forest Lake; Fred Webb, Mrs. J. E. Webb, who is 84 years old, Mrs. Hulda Green and daughter, Bina, of Montrose.

New Milford - Chas. M. Howard has brought suit against the borough of New Milford, because of the drowning of his little girl last spring, claiming the bridge she walked off was not sufficiently guarded. Suit is brought for $10,000. W. D. B. Ainey is his attorney.

News Briefs - So far as can be said at present there have been 955 cases and 64 deaths from typhoid fever at Ithaca. This ranks the epidemic among the most important of modern times in this part of the world. AND As shown in the annual report of the 13th Regiment's inspector of rifle practice, Co G. [of Susquehanna County] may well be proud of the magnificent record it has made. The company is now composed of eight sharpshooters, twenty first-class marksmen, thirty-two second-class and three third-class. No other company in the regiment has either as many sharpshooters or first-class marksmen, which speaks volumes for the clear eye and steady nerves of those composing G Company. Out of the twenty-seven company officers who are ranked as expert in the use of the revolver, we find three of our company: Captain Dennis and Lieutenants Barron and VanScoten. With the new magazine rifles, which have a greater range than the old Springfield, much more effective shooting can be done, and with plenty of practice our boys, we are certain, can win even higher standing in the regiment.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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