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June 09 1905/2005

Brooklyn - The Swiss gentleman, who with his wife came here from the old country to make fancy cheese at the creamery, will move to South Gibson within a short time, where he will follow his trade.

Auburn Four Corners - The fine flock of sheep owned by Mr. Bishop was nearly ruined by dogs on Friday night. There were 26 sheep and lambs in the flock and only one escaped without being bitten, while some were killed and a number have died since.

Forest Lake - LaGrange Griffis, of Montrose, will build a new house this summer on the old Griffis farm, just east of the Lake. AND It is reported that about 1000 men are coming next week to work on the Binghamton & Southern R.R.

Lakeview - Leon Gunn, of New Milford, and Blanch Barrett, were married on Thursday evening, June 1, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Barrett.

Harford - Sunday, June 18th, will be observed at the Congregational church as Children's Day, and the 105th birthday of the church will be observed on Thursday, June 15th. Dinner at noon, and a varied program afterwards, including roll call of members and a lecture by the pastor, Rev. William Usher, on his "Visit to the Catacombs of Rome." Everyone will be heartily welcomed.

Lawsville - The marriage of Rose M. Bailey, of this place, to photographer Fred Van Hoten, of Franklin Forks, occurred at Binghamton, recently.

Fairdale - There will be an ice cream social, on Friday evening of this week, at the church.

Friendsville - Died at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, in Manhattanville, N.Y., Mother Ellen Griffin White, on May 29, 1905, after a long illness, in her 65th year. She was a daughter of the late Judge James W. and Rhoda E. White, and a cousin of the late Irish poet and writer, Brother Joseph (Gerald Griffin), whose parents are buried at Friendsville, with remnants of the Griffin family still scattered throughout Friendsville, St. Joseph, Montrose and Binghamton. Some 45 years ago in New York, in what was known as "the New York set," Miss Ellen White, who was then a charming young girl, held a prominent position in the drawing room doings of the period, and a great social future seemed to be before her. But her strong religious temperament pointed out to her the life of a Religieuse, which she gladly embraced, continuing faithful to her vows until called to her reward. Requiem Mass for the deceased was held in the Convent Chapel on May 31st, with interment made at Kenwood, near Albany. At both Masses in St. Mary's church, in Montrose, last Sunday morning, public prayers were offered for the peaceful repose of her soul.

New Milford - Several gentlemen interested in fast driving met Saturday and formed a company to be called the New Milford Driving Park Assoc. with Colonel C. C. Pratt as president, G. M. Carpenter, as manager and T. G. Shay as treasurer. They are widening the trotting course on Colonel Pratt's flat and making other needed improvements. AND After weeks of patient waiting, New Milford people were delighted at the appearance of electric lights on their streets Saturday night, June 3. The power is obtained from the water of East Lake, the plant being located about a mile and a half east of the borough.

Forest City - John Kresal went to his death in the mines at Vandling. Kresal, with his laborer, was tamping a charge of dynamite which exploded prematurely. The laborer escaped with injuries to the eyes but Kresal's injuries were mortal. He was born in Austria, May 15, 1871, and had lived here several years. A few months ago his wife died leaving him with an infant son, and on Memorial Day Kresel applied for a marriage license to again wed a Forest City young lady. Besides the infant child an aged mother survives him in the old country. Kresal was quite well to do. He owned a property in Austria and had considerable money. His estate will also receive $1,200 death benefits from a local society.

Montrose - Aaron Brown, of the firm of Brown & Fassett, of Tunkhannock, was in town Tuesday, accompanied by Mr. West, to make arrangements for the erection of a new building the firm is about to erect on the new L.V. switch just below Fred Hart's. They gave the job of building the foundations to Geo. Sautter, and will purchase lumber and have the building erected by days' work. They expect to occupy it with wholesale flour, feed, sugar, etc., in a couple of months. AND Ex-Sheriff W. J. Maxey has purchased an automobile. He rode it from Montrose to Forest City yesterday in two hours and 45 minutes. His son, Rexford, accompanied him.

Heart Lake - A fine naphtha launch has been placed on Heart Lake by Mr. Cook, and a snug boat house built for same.

Susquehanna - Druggist A. P. French has installed, in the basement of his store, an ice-cream freezer-capacity 40 quarts-and a three-horse power electric motor to run it. He can provide cream for the multitude. AND The fresh-air children from New York are now very soon due. An agent of the fresh-air committee was in town, yesterday.

Herrick Centre - On May 31, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fletcher, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Laura E., to J. Newton Corey, of Uniondale. At 7 o'clock, to the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding Chorus, the bridal party entered the parlor. The bride was attended by Miss Ruth L. Holmes, of Jackson, the groom by W. Stuart Fletcher, a brother of the bride. Gertrude Corey and Helen Russell were flower girls. The bride was attired in cream china silk trimmed with all over lace. The bridesmaid's dress was similar to the bride's. Immediately following an elaborate dinner was served. The presents were numerous and costly, showing the high esteem in which they were held.

Ararat - Cool nights seem to prevail.

Binghamton - Binghamton was visited by a fierce tornado Monday night in which half a dozen houses were totally destroyed and scores of houses and barns badly damaged. No lives were lost although the damage was large, reaching up toward the $100,000 mark.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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