June 17 1904/2004
Montrose - And now, according to the Borough ordinance, you will have to muzzle your dog, or have it shot. AND The old gray horse owned by George Battles, "passed in his checks" this week. AND In North Bridgewater frost was reported on the morning of June 10.
New Milford - The morning mail from New York which reaches this place at 7:20 on train No. 15, is thrown from the car by the mail clerk, and at times the momentum of the rapidly moving train causes the pouches to go spinning along the earth at a terrific rate of speed and anything in their path goes down. On Wednesday a pouch struck three cases of eggs which stood on the platform at the station and forty dozen of their contents smeared the rails for some distance. The question now arises as to who shall settle for the eggs, the railroad or Uncle Sam.
Heart Lake - The season for outings is once more at hand and Heart Lake is bound to be a central feature in this region. Mr. H. Griffing, proprietor of the Heart Lake resort and grounds, boats, & c. is fully prepared to wait upon the public in all these lines, also in confectionery, baked goods, & c.
Forest City - Prof. John L. Richards, the popular and successful principal of the Forest City school has been re-elected.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Edward Gillen is the owner of the oldest horse in the county. It is certainly the best looking of anything over 20 in this neighborhood. AND Mary McCormick, Middletown and Charles Walsh, a farmer of Apolacon, have applied for a marriage license.
Fair Hill, Jessup/Forest Lake Twps. - A jersey cow devoid of horns strayed, last Friday night, from the premises of J. N. Andre. Anyone having any knowledge of same please notify Mr. Andre. AND In Forest Lake, Bruce Griffis, our merchant, is running a dry goods and grocery wagon.
Glenwood - Hoodlums were abroad Saturday evening throwing stones on the houses as they passed by and breaking windows. As the parties are known, warrants will be issued for their arrest. It is time that this gang is called to a halt.
Vestal Centre - Amos Roberts, of the far West, visited his brother, Asahel, here last week. The brothers had not met in over 40 years. Mr. Roberts contemplates a visit to the old homestead near Heart Lake; his father will be remembered by the older ones as the late Asahel Roberts, the gatekeeper on the old plank road.
Thomson - The 4th Annual meeting of the Northeastern Pa. Telephone association was held at Thomson on Thursday of last week. M. D. Daniels, of Uniondale, was elected chairman, F. T. Gelder, of Forest City, secretary and J. E. Tiffany, clerk. Over 100 stockholders were present and about 400 were represented by proxies, but about 200 of the latter were not recognized, on account of a new law requiring them to be witnessed, which many had failed to do. Directors were elected as follows: T.E. Benson, J. W. Tiffany, C. K. Bigelow, F.J. Osgood and Thomas Spears. The ruling out of the unwitnessed proxies was a surprise to a considerable number of those present and an attempt was made to break the quorum by leaving the hall, but without success.
Susquehanna - Miss Gertrude Resseguie has gone to Humboldt, Ia. to assist in caring for her uncle, N. T. Woodward, who was seriously injured in falling from a bicycle. AND The School Board has elected the following corps of teachers--Principal, T. S. March; teachers, Anna Doran, Clara Hoskins, Cecilia Lanning, Elizabeth Cahill, Louise Curtis, Anna Coyle, Elizabeth Brosnan, Margaret McDonald and Nellie Mooney. The salary of Prof. March has been increased from $1,100 to $1,200 per annum.
Laurel Lake - Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Rodgers and youngest child went to Vestal Center, Saturday, to visit the latter's sister, Mrs. B. W. Jenner. Returning home Sunday they met with what might have proved a serious accident. The horse got badly frightened at a passing automobile and became unmanageable. Jumping to one side of the road the horse threw Mrs. Rodgers and child to the ground, then in jumping again turned the wagon, catching her feet between the wheel and buggy. They were dragged some distance before Mr. Rodgers could stop the horse. All came out very lucky, as there was not even a mark on the baby; the mother was badly bruised, but nothing serious.
South Gibson - At a recent meeting of our school directors, Miss Dora Follett, of Lenox, was given the principal ship of our school and Hattie Baldwin, of Gibson, the primary department.
Hopbottom - The people of this place are making active preparations for a fine celebration on July 4th. A good cornet band will be in attendance all day with a liberal program of music. A parade really worth seeing will take place at about 10:30 a.m. Rev. Thomas B. Payne of Scranton, will deliver an address in the afternoon and in the evening there will be fine music, both instrumental and vocal; and an entertainment consisting of a contest in recitations by several young ladies representing nearby villages. Dinner and supper will be served by the ladies of the Universalist church.
Auburn 4 Corners - A severe hail and rainstorm did much damage in this vicinity last week. Several people had young chickens killed and many gardens were washed out. A number have had to plant their corn over, while some fields are about ruined.
News Brief - Announcement is made that the Lackawanna Railroad will soon begin the gigantic task of removing part of the mountain below Delaware Water Gap. The mountain contains fine granite and it is proposed to crush sufficient stone to ballast the entire road from Hoboken to Binghamton. The crushing plant now being installed will have a daily capacity of 100 carloads.
Compiled By: Betty Smith