June 07 1907/2007
Brooklyn - F. P. Miller is building a fine carriage barn on his farm and had an old-fashioned raising on Friday afternoon. T. M. Whitman and son, George, are doing the work and expect to have it ready for use before haying.
Lenoxville - Eldridge Snyder, the Lenoxville florist, was in Montrose securing orders from many people. He also made arrangements for planting flower beds in front of the courthouse.
Dimock - Dimock Campmeeting will begin August 21 and close August 29.
Springville - E. R. Thomas, who has been running the grist mill at Springville, will discontinue business and cease grinding on June 20th. Brown & Fassett, of Tunkhannock, have purchased his flour and feed business and will continue at the old stand after July 1. Mr. Thomas has always had a flattering patronage and is one of the most cordial and best-liked businessmen in the county. He will remain in Springville and devote his time to the management of his farm.
Forest City - There were but 34 votes cast at the recent primaries. Twenty-four were Republican and ten democrats. In some districts it was difficult to get a board together. The fact that this was the first primary under the new system and not generally understood, that it was competing with Forpaugh and Sel's circus and that there were no contests, all had their effect on the vote. The election offices say that the work on the board is very cumbersome and with a big contest would be worse than a regular election.
Montrose - Considerable excitement was aroused yesterday morning in the eastern part of our quiet "berg" by the running away of L. T. Harrower's horse. To say that the horse cut great "pigeon-wings" is treating the subject mildly, but could be plainly seen by the wily portions of the vehicle and contents were strewn over Church St. You must hang on to them "Lou." AND The Montrose Steam Laundry, of which Chas. S. Sprout is proprietor, recently added a new clothes wringing machine to its already finely equipped work rooms.
Glenwood - John S. Courtright and Frank D. Morris, appraisers of the estate of Hon. G. a. Grow, filed their inventory of his personal effects, amounting to between $6,000 and $7,000. Report says that Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Bennett will occupy the Grow mansion in the future.
South Gibson - The people here put in a full day May 30th. At 10:30 a.m. services were held in the lower cemetery and at 12 dinner was served by the Ladies' Aid in Belcher's hall. At 1:30 all repaired to the church, where an appropriate and eloquent address was delivered by Atty. George W. Maxey, of Scranton. The band and choir gave some fine selections. At 3 p.m. the South Gibson ball team crossed bats with a Carbondale team, the former being the victors. Miss Grace Manzer was hit by a pitched ball and sustained a broken nose. In the evening, under the auspices of the Epworth League, a mock trial was presented by local talent in Morgan's hall. It was a case of breach of promise and elicited much merriment in the crowd. About $30 was realized by the Aid Society for dinner. The League netted $21 in the evening.
Hallstead - V. H. Hand, the wide-awake merchant bought E. H. Sparrow's "Leader Store," the largest store in Hallstead and will start a large special sale. This is the fourth store Mr. Hand has bought since locating in Hallstead.
Lynn - Donald Tiffany has erected a photograph gallery and is now ready to take pictures of the people.
Hopbottom - Much disappointment is expressed at the news that the Commissioners had refused to help build the State road proposed from Foster [Hopbottom] to Brooklyn. AND Tennants Hall is to be taken down and moved to Clarks Summit.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Our telephone line pulls hard, by way of getting the wire. The money is on hand, but no wire.
Watrous Corners, Bridgewater Twp. - Borden inspectors found things in very good shape in the barns and milk houses in this neighborhood, when on their rounds last week. The farmers are learning a much-needed lesson in neatness.
Birchardville - Frank Bolles has taken some fine views of Birchardville and vicinity on post cards, which are now on sale at J. S. Hosford's Store, of this place.
South Auburn - W. G. Judson has shipped eggs of his new breed Buckeye red fowls to California, Nebraska, Maine and New York this week.
South New Milford - Someone too tired to walk Thursday night, took a horse out of the lot on the Frank Everett farm, and rode it into [the] town of Gibson and left it loose in the road. Mr. Tompkins recovered the horse on Saturday.
Harford - A request published in the county papers for information concerning Harvey Kingsbury, one of the men who organized the Harford Fair, has borne fruit. Mr. Thatcher finds him in Rock Island, Ill, an invalid, a retired Baptist minister. After leaving Harford he preached in Dimock, and later Windsor; afterwards going West. He and his wife have a lively interest in the old town yet. He also states that on the division of property, books, etc. of the Alpha-Epsilon society at Franklin Academy, the banner of the society fell to him; and is yet in his possession. He would like it to find its way back to Harford and will surrender it, if sure it will be preserved.
Susquehanna - At St. John's church yesterday morning Miss Elizabeth Davies became the wife of William P. Cole, of Crystal Lake. The ladies were charmingly arrayed in white silk gowns with hats to match. Rev. William Davies, brother of the bride was the officiating clergyman. After a reception at the home of the bride, in Oakland, the Coles left for a wedding trip to Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Washington and on their return will take up their residence on Mr. Cole's farm near Crystal Lake. The bride for the past 10 years has been connected with the faculty of the high school, having for the past seven months been vice-principal, and Mr. Cole is one of Clifford Township's most prosperous farmers.
Compiled By: Betty Smith