June 14 1901/2001
Rush - The band is organized with a good membership and meets to practice every Saturday night. It expects to celebrate the 4th in an appropriate way. There will be a short address, a base ball game, foot races, sack races, a match game of quoits, and various other athletic sports. Suitable prizes will be given to the winners. Dinner will be served and a general good time is expected.
Hallstead - Some Hallstead people have built a pleasure steamboat which has a speed of ten miles an hours.
Montrose - Harry W. Beach received on Monday a fine automobile (the first in town) of the latest and most approved make from the factory at Chicoppee Falls, Mass., and has since been getting acquainted with the handsome machine. Its appearance upon our streets naturally attracts much attention and Mr. Beach is besieged for information and explanation of the wonderful piece of mechanism, all of which is cheerfully given. Mr. Beach has the agency for the machines for this section of the country and is prepared to take orders for the same. The automobile is destined to become a popular vehicle among those who can afford them, and the prices at which they are now sold make that class comparatively large to what it was when they were first placed on the market.
Susquehanna - The Edwin Trevor Stock company will appear in Hogan Opera House, June 27, 28, 29, at popular prices, in "Camilla,", "Prince of Liars," "Kathleen Mavourneen" and "Under the Stars and Stripes."
Oakland - The body of little Willie Kimley, who was drowned in the river at Susquehanna, on the Oakland side, Tuesday of last week, was Thursday morning recovered, by stretching a rope, to which was attached large hooks, across the stream and towing it up and down. The body was recovered about an eighth of a mile below the scene of the accident.
Lenoxville - A great attraction seems to exist up at Rought school house, where twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, vast numbers of young men wend their way to attend the services held by Rev. Gurstenekar, some to listen and learn from the words spoken by that Great Teacher many hundred years ago, but others to learn when the "going home" time comes, the ways and etiquette of the social world as given by those who are greater in knowledge and experience. Truly, "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Silver Lake - Repairs and improvements on the church at Silver Lake, including handsome frescoing, is being planned for by Rev. J. J. Lally, the popular pastor there.
Jackson - Teachers have been hired for the several schools of Jackson township as follows: Graded School-Principal Fred N. Tingley, primary room, Miss Nora Hill; Lake View-Miss Vina Bingham; Yale district, No. 1-Miss Fannie Birdsall; French district-Miss Mamie Calnan.
Fairdale - The marriage of Miss Lulu May Andre, of Fairdale, to Nicholas C. Shelp, of Fairdale, occurred at the home of the bride, June 18th. Rev. W.R. Cochrane performing the ceremony.
Heart Lake - On the 4th one will find boating, fishing, swings, merry-go-round, and other kindred amusements. There will be dancing, both afternoon and evening, with fine music. The L.& M. railroad will run an extra train in the evening and return at midnight for the accommodation of all who wish to attend. Fireworks display in the evening.
Glenwood - The week just passed has been one of unusual interest for pleasure seekers. First was a surprise party tendered Miss Daisy Potter, who has been attending school at Susquehanna. She found a gift of a new piano from her father. Theron Hinkley gave his Sunday school class a party at his home. Ice cream, cake, oranges and bananas were served.
New Milford - The game of ball on Saturday between New Milford and Montrose nines resulted in a victory for the home team by a score of 15 to 14. The game was an exciting one from start to finish and was in doubt until the last man was out. A return game will be played at Montrose soon.
Uniondale - Dr. L. Bird, of Scranton, will deliver a prohibition lecture in the Free Methodist church on Tuesday eve. Subject, "The real or commercial value of a boy."
Auburn - J. K. Reid died on May 7. He was born at Ashburnham, Mass, Jan. 1, 1820. When he was three years old his father died and about a year later his mother moved to Pennsylvania, and being unable to provide for her children he found a home among strangers. He knew but little of a father's and mother's love and care. In 1842 he married Almira Smith, eldest daughter of Stephen and Livina Smith of Brooklyn. He soon after bought a small place in Auburn, which was then a wilderness and built a log house and became a blacksmith. He was a very quiet man, seldom was his voice heard in public, but in the home circle where he was always a kind father and a devoted husband, his Christian character was best manifested. Through his wife's long illness, of over 11 years, he never left her unless necessary. When urged to take a rest for two or three days he would say, "Mother cannot go and I will not leave her." So hand-in-hand they walked together for nearly 60 years, until her death on Feb. 7, 1901. He remarked that "I shall soon be with mother," and on that beautiful May morning the chariot of the Lord swung low and father stepped in and passed to the better land.
News Brief - Messrs. W. H. Dennis, Jr., Burns Dennis and Jean L. Tower of Montrose, Arthur Deuel of Little Meadows and S. J. Halsey of Lestershire, will form "The Jolly Five," that will leave Union, NY for a ten day trip down the picturesque and historic Susquehanna on a boat, expressly constructed for the occasion by Arthur Deuel. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dennis, Sr., will take the Montrose contingent over to Binghamton on Saturday that they may be all in readiness for the start on Monday morning. The boys expect to float down the river as far as Wilkes-Barre, where they will dispose of their boat and return home by rail.
Compiled By: Betty Smith