June 05 1908/2008
Jackson - The annual reunion of the Pease family will be held in Jackson at the home of George Pease, June 24. Carriages will be in waiting at New Milford for friends coming on the train. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to be present. At noon there will be a basket lunch. Blanche Hoppe, Sec'y.
Forest City - On Memorial Day, the Sacred Heart church was dedicated. AND A hearing was held before Judge Little in regard to securing a permanent injunction restraining the town officials from making alterations in the borough building to the extent of perhaps $1000. Some of the borough fathers favor the change so that the postoffice may be located in the building, as it is a more central point. Others consider that the taxpayers' money should not be thus expended. A decision has not yet been made.
Hallstead - James T. DuBois is having a book published, of which he is the author, entitled, "Fun and Pathos of One Life." It is particularly a boy's book, but anyone can read it with interest, but those of his own county will naturally be among the more interested.
Montrose - Erastus H. Rogers was 88 years of age on Tuesday, June 2. Mr. Rogers was one of the "forty-niners" who went to California when the gold fever was taking away thousands from the east. He is active and in good health and in conversation with good friends takes pleasure in recalling the days when the west was new. AND One of the delightful features of the work of the new library is the Children's Story Hour, in which the children are told by various of our good raconteurs, some of our best literature, thus educating them in that line. Several have been held, and on Friday, May 29, a Patriotic Hour, appropriate to the season, pleased and instructed our juveniles. The small auditorium of the library was decorated with the red, white and blue in flowers and bunting. The boys and girls themselves sang "My Country 'tis of Thee," and two selections with Miss Searle. They also sang the "Star Spangled Banner," with Katherine Riley, who sang for them patriotic songs of other nations. Miss Riley read to them the Flag Raising from Rebecca, that unique and stirring tale of patriotism.
New Milford - W. E. Hoolihan was in Montrose on business Tuesday. Mr. Hoolihan is a representative for the radio or wireless telephone company, and has the agency for the sale of stock in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Susquehanna counties. The wireless telephone will before long replace to a large extent the wireless telegraph, being easier to operate and less expensive. At present it is being little used outside of army and navy circles, but will eventually be in general use.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - The ever-glorious 4th of July will be celebrated at this place. On that eventful day there will be sports and games of all kinds at Athletic park, such as sack and wheelbarrow races, baseball, side shows, etc., which will be managed by Prof. Rose, who will exhibit KiKi, the dog-faced boy, who was captured in the wilds of Kentucky. Raymond Greenwood will place on exhibition his trained dog Tom, who will do some surprising stunts under direction of his trainer.
South Gibson - During a heavy thunder shower Sunday afternoon, lightning struck a tree on Clark Tripp's place, killing his horse, which was under the tree.
Laurel Lake - Dogs got after Michael Murphy's sheep one morning recently. Three sheep were killed and twelve more badly bitten and torn. Mrs. Margaret Donovan also had three sheep killed by dogs last week.
Dimock - Elias Titman drove to Auburn last week looking for fat cattle to drive to Scranton.
Clifford/Lenoxville - C. G. Stephens, merchant of Lenoxville, passed through town last Friday with his automobile, on his return from Scranton. He left Lenoxville in his auto, Friday morning, ran 25 miles to Scranton, sold 40 dozen crates of eggs, and returned same day in time to attend the grand hop at the Royal House, at Royal, held that night. Clarence is a hustler.
Little Meadows - Ray D. Gibson, of Little Meadows, and Cora Short, of Nixon, N.Y., applied for a marriage license.
Friendsville - The members of Friendsville Athletic Club will hold a dance in the Hall at Friendsville, Friday, June 12. A good supper will be served. Music by Muldoon's Orchestra. Two ball games will be played--Middletown Center vs. Quaker Lake at 1:00 and Friendsville vs. the winners at 3:30.
Meshoppen - One of our R. F. D. Carriers was in Montrose last night, making the trip on motor-cycle in a little over an hour. He was demonstrating the machine for a general agent, in the evening. Coming down Church street at a perilous speed, and on reaching the juncture at Pubic Avenue, seemed bewildered as to whether he would go up or down, and crashed into the curbing around the drinking fountain, both rider and machine vaulting high in the air and completely passing over the embankment. The rider was not seriously injured, but awfully shook up, but the expensive new machine was wrecked.
Harford - A number of the ladies made up a fishing party. A very enjoyable time was reported but not many fish.
Flynn - It would be well for some young men to have a date made before driving to far to be disappointed.
Choconut - The farmers around Vestal Center and Choconut have been annoyed some for the past few days on account of there not being any feed at the mill, at the Center.
News Briefs: The Lackawanna is contemplating using soft coal instead of hard in its locomotives on all trains, as it is cheaper. Then Phoebe Snow, can no longer go, in spotless white, upon the Road of Anthracite. AND Approaching a sad looking young man at a wedding, the "best man" asked: "Have you kissed the bride?" And the sad young man replied: "Not lately."
Compiled By: Betty Smith