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June 26 1902/2002

Harford - Morrell Marean was born in Harford about 60 years ago and died in Washington, D.C. earlier this week. When a young boy his parents removed to Alford where he soon mastered the art of telegraphy and was employed by the D.L.&W. R.R. for several years as operator. When the Civil War broke out Mr. Marean went to Washington in the employ of the Western Union Telegraph Co., and by rapid succession of promotions became general manager of the company's business in that city, which position he held till his death. He was accorded the honor of accompanying President McKinley's party on their Western trip last summer. Mr. Marean never forgot his old home and friends in Susquehanna county and nearly every year found time to visit them.

Montrose - The Montrose ball club was defeated at New Milford by the New Milford team on Saturday last by the score of 8 to 6. The game was a hot one and excellent playing was done on both sides. AND Miss Helen Amsbry gave a delightful party to a number of her young friends on Monday. The young people were driven down to Salt Springs in the morning by Liveryman Harrington in a four-horsed wagon, where the day was most enjoyably spent at that picturesque spot.

Susquehanna - The Erie railroad yards have a capacity of 1,600 cars. AND Chief-of-Police McMahon, on Saturday, discovered the 11 year old daughter of Theo. Prentice, of Colesville, NY, at the home of the mother of Chas. Crissell, at Germantown, near Lanesboro. Representing himself to be a Binghamton pension agent, Crissell had lured the girl from home and was about to marry her.

Great Bend - The Great Bend chamois tannery is to be reopened. This was decided upon Tuesday of last week when C. F. Wright, E. R. W. Searle, A. H. McCollum and William Post, representing the First National Bank of Susquehanna, held a conference with the Messrs. Chapot. The bank recently foreclosed a mortgage on the tannery. The bank representatives sought to secure from the Messrs. Chapot the secret of their method of tanning, but this they would not divulge unless employed under contract for five years. The services of the Messrs. Chapot were then dispensed with and it was decided to reopen the tannery as soon as a competent tanner can be secured. It is said such a man will be brought from Paris.

Lathrop Twp. - Harry Fisk, who has been charged with attempting to poison his wife, Mary H. Fisk, has retained John M. Kelly, Esq., as his attorney to recover his real estate and personal property, which he alleges was obtained from him without consideration and under duress, in connection with the above charge. His wife, who most emphatically denies all wrong doing or attempt thereof on the part of her husband, and who has the most implicit confidence in him, insists that he shall set aside the conveyance of all said property as speedily as possible, and she will use all honorable means to assist him in so doing.

Uniondale - Uniondale will celebrate the Fourth this year in grand style. Amusements of the old-fashioned kind will be employed to make the day a success. A musical entertainment will be given in the evening and the proceeds will be used toward the furtherance of the coal-drilling prospect.

Springville - Last Thursday morning J. R. Titman got up to shoot crows that were pulling his corn. Thinking to feed his team before going out he went to the barn and hung his lantern in its usual place. In getting hay the lantern was knocked off its place, setting everything around it on fire and Titman had to hustle to get anything out. His team, harness and one wagon were saved. A horse power, an engine, wagons, fodder cutter, small farm tools, five or six tons of hay and straw were burned. No help being there, many things were lost that might otherwise have been saved. He places his loss at $1,000 with insurance of $200 on barn and $300 on contents. He will rebuild during the summer.

Rush - The Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist church will serve a dinner on the church lawn, July 4th. Two speakers will be in attendance, and an orchestra will furnish music for the day. Ice cream will be served afternoon and evening.

New Milford - Susquehanna county again wins honor at Mansfield State Normal School. Miss Elizabeth Shelp, of New Milford, was awarded the first senior price--$25, for highest scholarship in a class numbering one hundred.

Jackson - The eleventh annual reunion of the Estabrook family was held at the home of Richard Estabrook, June 5, 1902. About sixty persons were present. The tent of the Lamb and Hall families was used. The following officers were elected: President, Richard Estabrook; vice-president, John Estabrook; secretary and treasurer, W. J. Lamb. The next annual gathering will be held at the home of S. H. Estabrook, in Oakland township, the first Thursday in June 1903.

Franklin Twp. - They have not struck oil at the Salt Springs as we have heard of but they have struck lumber, as there are four teams hauling it every day to Conklin.

Flynn-Middletown Twp. - The Fourth of July is near at hand. We notice some new bonnets-now the horse and carriage. AND Charles Murray and lady friend visited friends in Choconut, Sunday. AND Our school directors are investing the surplus school money in real estate.

Glenwood - Levi Baker, who left here in 1854 for [the] west, has returned for a visit and is stopping with his brother-in-law, James Conrad. He thinks there has been many and noticeable changes in the last half century. He is 72 years of age and is spry as a man of 20. Time has dealt very leniently with him and he bids fair to reach the century mark.

News Briefs - Christian Smith, the oldest locomotive engineer in the country, lives near Harper's Ferry. Md. He ran the first engine on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at a speed of from 6 to 8 miles an hour, which was considered rapid for those days. AND Mr. Carnegie offered Binghamton a $75,000 public library, providing the city will pay 10 per cent of this amount annually, for all time. George Kent, Binghamton's great cigar manufacturer, figured it out that this was exactly the same as though the city borrowed $75,000 and bonded itself to pay 1- per cent for all time, which he says no sane business man would do. AND The novel sight of years gone by of seeing women raking hay was exemplified in this place recently, and now we are coming back to the good old times when all hands turn out, and the farmer has grain and hay to sell instead of buying.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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