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June 05 1914/2014

Brooklyn – One day recently Wm. C. Gamble, O. M. Doloway and James W. Adams got to talking war, and minds began to wander back over the times before the war. Mr. Gamble stated that his father—a great admirer of Stephen A. Douglass, by the way—was an eye witness to the great Lincoln-Douglas debates of that stirring period known to all Americans.  He alluded to one occasion when Lincoln arrived on the platform with Douglass speaking. Lincoln quietly sat down and listened to this warm argument Douglass was putting up, and after he had finished Lincoln remained quietly seated for several minutes until the applause had entirely subsided. Then, amid the silence, while everyone was wondering at Lincoln’s seeming lack of interest in the proceedings, “Honest Abe,” unconcernedly rose to his feet, took off his long duster, and tossing it to a friend nearby, remarked with a twinkle in his eye: “Mike, hold my garment while I stone Stephen.” And history relates that his aim was good.  ALSO The Memorial Day services were exceptionally good. A large crowd of citizens attended and Atty. Skinner, of Susquehanna, delivered the address.  What we need is more real true patriotism, such as was in the veins of the patriots of ’76.

Oakley, Harford Twp. – Farmers are hustling these days. More automobiles than wagons are seen on the road.

Lanesboro – William Sutton, a 20 year-old boy, was brought to Montrose on Sunday and placed in jail, charged with attempting to wreck an Erie train on the viaduct at that place. The attempt was made on May 27, when it is alleged he piled ties on the track and his plans were frustrated only by the fact that an engineer on a pusher engine noticed the obstruction and removed it. He will be held for the grant jury.

Susquehanna – There will be an automobile parade headed by the Erie band, this Tuesday evening, in which all auto owners are invited to attend. ALSO Sadie Belgarde, the well-known actress, is visiting her sisters here. ALSO Memorial Day was fittingly observed by the few remaining “boys in blue,” assisted by the town’s people. The address was given by John D. Miller at Laurel Hill cemetery.

Franklin Forks - The Grange will hold a poverty social in Creamery hall at Lawsville Center, June 12.  A prize will be given for the most appropriate dress of lady and gentleman.

Laurel Lake – Postmaster Dan Sullivan had the misfortune, while caring for his horses at Ross’ stables in Binghamton, to be kicked by a horse, breaking his leg between the knee and hip. He was taken to a hospital and is resting comfortably. The same leg was broken two years ago in a street car accident.

Montrose – R. M. Honeyman, of Norristown, will be the managing secretary of the Montrose Bible Conference this year and is occupying offices in the Titsworth block. Mr. Honeyman is Super-intendent of the National Bible Institute of New York and an evangelist of wide experience. ALSO The death of E. D. Bronson occurred June 2, 1914, aged 56 years.  He was devoted to his profession, that of photographic artist, and enjoyed the reputation of being the dean of the photographic art in the county. He was a man of pronounced convictions and was uncompromising in defending whatever he thought was right. He came to Montrose 14 years ago.

Lenox – One of the saddest accidents occurring in the county in a long time occurred at Lenoxville Monday, when Charles Utley, one of the town’s most highly respected citizens, met an instant death.  He was endeavoring to remove a wagon box, when it fell upon him, crushing his skull. Life was extinct when found. He was in the field at the time, alone, and his horses were nibbling the grass, still hitched to the wagon, when found by neighbors.

Clifford – During the severe thunder storm that visited this section last week, considerable damage was done; lightning striking the barn of Ira Snyder, two or three miles from here, killing two horses and burning the barn.  Trees were up-rooted and broken badly.

Starrucca – Harry Vermilyea has one of Ralph Howell’s children, which was left motherless a short time ago.

South Ararat – May 27th about 60 invited guests met at the home of Jerome Denney and wife, the event being to celebrate the birthday of their only son, Walter, who was 21. It was a complete surprise. He was presented with a purse of over $6.00, besides many other gifts. His father gave him a new top buggy. The evening was very pleasantly spent.

West Franklin, Bradford Co. – Mrs. George Preston, who has been considered a ‘cancer victim,’ on Friday of last week, vomited up a live snake which is thought now to have been in her stomach for the past five years. Dr. Devan, a local physician who attended her, has the snake in his possession. It measures two feet in length and is of the common streaked kind. He thinks Mrs. Preston, who has been in poor health, will recover.

Springville – C. H. Young, Maxwell Automobile agent, reports recent sales of cars to Myron Kasson, R. E. McMicken and R. L. Avery, of Springville; Dr. Kinner, of Mehoopany; J. Frank Johnson, of Lathrop; C. W. Howell and H. F. Howell, of Uniondale, and Frank Bunnell, of Tunkhannock.

Nicholson – Three laborers were instantly killed and another sustained painful injuries, Monday night, while working on the Lackawanna cut-off, when several tons of rock, dislodged by a drill, fell on a small wooden shanty in which the men were working the drilling machine. The dead were crushed beyond recognition.

Heart Lake – The opening dance, Decoration night, May 30th, was a great success. Mr. Mack, of Mack & Jenkins, informs that it was the largest dance ever held at the lake, the only exception being the dances on July 4th. The outlook for a big season at this popular resort was never better; already many reunions and picnics are booked for their annual outings.

Forest City – The Red Men have appointed Philip Evans, J. D. Jones, Jr., and Thomas Evans as an executive committee to manage the coming Old Home Week. A committee of arrangements to assist them is made up of Harry Davies, Jeremiah Kelleher, Louis Murphy, Guy Carpenter, Theodore Hird, Evan Evans and E. W. Bonham.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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