June 10 1904/2004
Fairdale/Heart Lake - The Fairdale and Heart Lake nines came together in a game Wednesday and the former proved their superiority by defeating their opponents by a score of 23-6. There were a number of pretty plays, which were thoroughly appreciated by the crowd of spectators who witnessed the game.
Alford - Jos. Page is building a large barn on his farm near Alford. The basement floor is to be of concrete and the barn will be up to day and modern in every particular. B. A. Oakley, of Brooklyn, has charge of the carpenter work.
Forest City - At a recent meeting of the borough council of Forest City, a resolution was passed instructing the ordinance committee and borough attorney to draw up a curfew ordinance, requiring all children under 16 years to be off the street after 9 o'clock at night.
Rush - While returning from Rush with his family Saturday afternoon, W. N. Barnes, deputy register and recorder, who was driving a team of lively horses, met with an accident which might have resulted seriously. The horses were jogging along near B. I. Robinson's farm in South Bridgewater, when the king-bolt broke and let the forward part of the carriage down in the road. Aside from jarring the occupants considerably it did no other harm. The horses were frightened and still dragging the front wheels they dashed into town and into their stables at Harrington's livery. Mr. Harrington immediately started out to learn the results of the accident and it is needless to say was overjoyed at finding them unharmed.
Oakley - A very sad accident occurred at Oakley, below Kingsley, on Saturday morning last, when L. D. Wilmarth was struck by the engine of a fast freight train and so seriously injured that he died after four hours of intense suffering. Mr. Wilmarth was seventy-four years of age and had been postmaster for many years. He was as usual carrying the mail bag to hang up for the train to catch, when in some way, no one knows how, he was caught and thrown several feet and received internal injuries. He was carried to a house nearby and kindly cared for. Dr. A. J. Ainey, of Brooklyn, was called, but could do nothing for him. He will be greatly missed in that community where he was both prominent and popular. He is buried in Maplewood cemetery by the side of his first wife.
Lenox - George Wright is a honey-maker who makes a business of it. He, as all keepers of bees in the North, lost a large share of his colonies last winter. Out of about 140 hives he wintered about half and those left were weak. He sent to Florida and secured fifty queen bees, which he has introduced into his old colonies with much success. They are sent through the mails in woven wire bottles or boxes and when ready to put with the bees, the end of the bottle is opened and a wax made from honey and sugar is placed over the end removed. The bees eat this wax off in about two days and release the queen.
Susquehanna - A team belonging to Dr. F. A. Goodwin ran away on Monday afternoon, causing quite a little stir. They lit out at the watering trough near Exchange Street and ran to Laurel Hill Academy before they were stopped. AND A fifteen-year-old boy, who is better known as "Jasper Cole," was on Friday arrested on a charge of having for some months past abstracted cash envelopes from boxes in the Baptist church and appropriating the contents to his own use. On Saturday he was brought to the county jail at Montrose. It is expected that he will be sent to the juvenile reformatory at Huntington.
New Milford - Prof. C. M. Snyder, for two years principal of the New Milford graded school, has written a letter to the secretary of the board declining the offer of the position for the coming year. He will attend college, being now at Keuka College in New York.
South Montrose - A. S. Allen and son have commenced the erection of a barn for Percy Ballantine, to cost upwards of $4000; this will be one of the finest barns in Northern Pennsylvania.
Herrick Centre - Some time ago the people of the East Ararat M.E. church decided to give their worthy S.S. Superintendent a present to partially pay her for the faithful services rendered by her in their Sunday school. Through the untiring efforts of Mrs. O. H. Phillips, a nice little sum of money was raised and a beautiful chair and lamp obtained, and presented to her on May 22nd, before a large and appreciative audience.
Great Bend - Dr. F. Ellis Bond, on Tuesday, opened a branch dental office in Hallstead. He is a first class dentist, quite up to date. His many friends wish him success in this new venture.
Brooklyn - Rev. Mr. Sumner and members of his church are getting ready for their centennial celebration, which will occur June 20-22nd.
Lanesboro - Rev. George Comfort, the veteran clergyman, sustained a stroke of paralysis and his condition is serious. Last winter, when returning from a trip to Montana, he was seriously injured in a wreck on the Union Pacific road near Ogden, Utah, and since that time he has been in ill health.
Glenwood - The oration by R. B. Little, of Montrose, at the Tower church, May 30th, was delivered in a masterly manner. The church was crowded and the talk of Mr. Little was sublime. He has a flow of language seldom bettered.
Brookdale - R.F.D. No. 1, from Hallstead, passes through this place now and Mr. Birchard still continues to carry mail. We are well supplied with ways of obtaining mail.
Scranton - George H. Catlin, banker and millionaire, was last Wednesday married to Miss Ellen Walsh, a servant in his home at Scranton, and they are now at the Waldorf-Astoria awaiting passage on a steamer for a trip around the world. Mrs. Catlin's home was in Carbondale. She is thirty years old, of handsome and attractive manner. She is the second wife of Mr. Catlin, who is fifty-nine and one of the foremost citizens of Scranton, being vice-president of the Third National Bank of Scranton, has a fortune of $3,000,000 and bears the degree of Master of Arts conferred by Lafayette College.
Compiled By: Betty Smith