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June 28 1907/2007

Scranton - Next Monday is the date fixed for the opening of the Northern Electric railroad between Scranton and Dalton. It is understood that the company will put its rates at a point whereby they will be able to compete with the Lackawanna trains in carrying passengers to the country suburbs. A feature of the road will be its freight department.

Montrose - Two [ball] games here on the Fourth with Great Bend. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Don't miss them. They will be warm ones, as the Benders have a great bunch of players this season. AND M. H. VanScoten, Esq., has an interesting relic in the way of an old express package, which had carried $60.00 from Jacob Deck, Alexandria, Virginia, to Mrs. Jacob Deck, Milford, Pa., during the Civil War. This was sent here just before Mr. Deck's capture by the Confederates. He was taken to the rebel prison, Andersonville, where he died soon after, Oct. 25, 1864. Mrs. Deck is now Mrs. Wm. Hartig, who lives in Montrose.

Lathrop - The celebrated case of dynamiting the Card fish pond was continued. It is alleged that in June, William Welch, in company with two friends, secured in the neighborhood of 100 bass and sunfish from the pond by exploding dynamite in the water. Two young boys, not in their teens, testified and stated being at the pond on the day in question and stated that while two men were in the boat exploding the charges, a third man remained on shore with a shotgun and would fire simultaneously at a given signal from the boat. The reports of gun and explosive would not always occur at exactly the same moment, an interval taking place between. The hunter, recognized as Welch, states he was after squirrels. The other two young men in the boat have since disappeared and are now in New York state. The boys, upon asking the occupants how many fish they had secured, were told it was "none of their business," emphasized with an oath. The case drew considerable attention and the evidence offered by the two boys was the most damaging, and they could not be shaken or confused in their story. The suit will continue at the same place on July 1st.

Forest City - A sad fatality was that which caused the death of Mrs. Michael Biblo, who lived in the little Russian colony on the mountain just north of Forest City. Last Saturday she took a cup from a shelf and not noticing that it contained a quantity of paris green, poured a cup of tea and drank it. Realizing her mistake too late, a daughter was sent to Forest City for medicine, but before she could return the poison had permeated Mrs. Biblo's system, and after lingering until Monday, she died.

Friendsville - Camp Choconut, for 1907, will take up their quarters at Friendsville, near Carmalt Lake, for the summer, Tuesday, July 2. The camp, this year, is unusually large and is made up into two divisions.

Clifford - Mrs. Caroline N. Miller died at the home of her daughter, in Dalton, June 20, at the age of nearly 83 years. She was the widow of the late Rev. Wm. Miller, a Baptist minister for many years in the Abington Baptist Association, and who for 23 years was pastor of the Baptist church at Clifford. Rev. Mr. Miller died about 5 years ago.

Brooklyn - Brooklyn is about to organize a baseball team, which will be the first organized team the town has since two years ago. The prospects are in favor of a good team and one hard to be beaten by any amateur team with which the boys may come in contact. AND Geo. D. Nash, formerly of Brooklyn, and his son Glen, are publishing a Binghamton paper they call the Binghamton Home Journal. Instead of spelling their name as formerly they have changed it to Narsh, thus, G. D. Narsh & Son.

South Auburn - Hiram Carter had the misfortune to lose his cow.

Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - The people of this place attended the dedication of Jersey Hill church, Thursday, but as money could not be raised to pay off the debt, it was not dedicated.

Dundaff - Jennie Spring has accepted a position with the Anthracite Telephone Company for the summer. AND The Dundaff boys have formed a base ball team and are in excellent condition. The "Red Roarers" are ready to be challenged.

New Milford - While running at a high rate of speed between New Milford and Alford, Saturday afternoon, the discovery was made that D. L. & W. passenger train No. 3 was on fire. The flames were caused by a spark lodging in the leather lining of a day coach. The train was stopped and the trainmen organized a bucket brigade, extinguishing the flames with small loss. An incipient panic among the passengers was quickly quelled.

Oakland - Fred Fisher, a night telegraph operator, was returning to his home in Oakland, a suburb of Susquehanna, when he was attacked by two men whom he judged to be hold up men. His cries for help aroused the neighbors who came to his assistance, when it was fond that the supposed hold up men were policemen, who were of the opinion that they had captured a suspicious character. Mr. Fisher was within a few doors of his home when attacked. His injuries are not thought to be of a serious nature. Later the policemen were arrested.

Heart Lake - Truman Hall killed an owl and a crow at one shot. The owl measured 52 inches from tip to tip.

Harford - Rev. Wm. Usher will conclude his ministry in connection with the Congregational Church here on Sunday morning next and will shortly remove into Ontario Province, Canada. A sale of his household effects takes place on Friday morning at 10 o'clock.

News Briefs: Immigrants arrive in New York at the rate of one every two and a half minutes. AND Let the children exercise great care in handling the toy pistol as the Fourth approaches. Then, perhaps, no accidents will occur and lock jaw cases be few. AND The rural delivery boys look very pretty in their new uniforms-that is, prettier than ever.  AND The admission of Oklahoma to the Union as a state has raised a dispute as to how the additional star should be placed in the flag without disarranging the present pattern.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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