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June 28 1912/2012

Franklin Twp. - “Four Living Brothers, All in Two Greatest Battles of the Civil War.”  Aaron Stockholm enlisted in 1861 in the 44th NY.  He re-enlisted in 1864 and was discharged at the close of the war.  John Stockholm enlisted in 1862 in the 141st Pennsylvania and was discharged at the end of the war. George Stockholm, youngest brother, enlisted in the 151st in 1862, for 9 months, and re-enlisted in the 1st NY Mounted Rifles in 1864 and served to the end of the war. Jacob Palmer, a brother-in-law, enlisted in the same regiment and was also honorably discharged. All four were present at two of the greatest battles, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.  Aaron was on Little Round Top, the second day at Gettysburg, as was John, George and Mr. Palmer. John and Jacob were at the now famous Peach Orchard, when they were driven back. All the color guards were shot down and John, although wounded in the arm, ran back and brought both state flag and the stars and stripes.  Jacob was wounded at Mine Run, through the thigh, and pieces of bone came out for 20 years after, which made him a cripple ever since. George was located at the old Theological Seminary and was in the First Army Corps that was engaged in battle the first day of July, was taken prisoner on the retreat through Gettysburg, and laid behind the Rebel lines during the rest of the battle, as the other troops did not come up until late that night and the next day.  He has a Rebel canteen that was given him in exchange for his, that was full of water.

East Rush - This quiet little hamlet was in tumult one day last week when the news was flashed over the wire that the 8 year old child of Judson Bell’s had been kidnapped from the home of C. L. Hughes.  No reason so far has been asked for now nor no record offered.  Detectives are in hopes to run down the guilty parties.

Kingsley - The M. E. Aid Society met with Mrs. Will Bennett last Thursday, 46 were present.  They sewed 21 lbs. of carpet rags, added to the treasury about $7 and had a royal good time.  Mrs. G. C. Finn photographed the crowd.

South Gibson - Leonard Hoal has purchased a new automobile of Ralph Tiffany, who is agent for the Buick make of machines. ALSO Philura Powers celebrated her 95th birthday June 14.  She is very active and retains all her faculties.  She has recently pieced a quilt for Mrs. George Stevens, to be forwarded to the State of Washington.  South Gibson has two others, Curtis Howell and Mrs. Sabra Carpenter, who are well in the nineties.

Fowler Hill, Auburn Twp. - We think Mrs. James Marbaker is the champion lemon raiser.  She has a lemon tree which has several lemons and also a blossom, and one that has ripened that is 12” around and 13 1/2”  in length.

West Auburn - We will all miss that grand old soldier, George Brotzman, who passed away June 14.

Montrose - The band rendered a fine concert from the porch of the Montrose House Saturday evening. ALSO  Rough and Ready’s Minstrels, which are scheduled to appear at Colonial Theatre on July 23d, are not only for a beneficial cause but to give to the dull routine of every day life a little laughter, a little music, and a little of that beautiful land of make-believe.  If we do this and send you away from the doors with a smile we will feel assured that our efforts have not been in vain.  Special permission was obtained to use some of the songs, music, etc., used last season in the New York Hippodrome. The first Minstrel Troupe appeared in 1843, five years before Rough & Ready was organized.  You old timers, come and see how minstrels have improved.

Uniondale - Jesse, the young son of James Burns, is suffering from a broken arm, the result of falling from overhead in a barn.

Elk Lake - Don’t meditate where you will spend the Fourth, but “put on your old gray bonnet with the blue ribbon on it and hitch old Dobbin to the shay,” and come to Elk Lake.

Heart Lake - This is our last chance to impress upon the people that the best balloon ascension ever seen in Susquehanna county will be seen here, July 4th.

South Montrose - The mail car on the Montrose branch of the Lehigh Valley railroad took fire from the stove on the morning of the 15th and it was necessary to stop the train near here, get out the kit of emergency tools and chop a hole in the roof to extinguish it.  The car is an old one which is kept for use while the regular car is being repaired and the heating apparatus had no fire brick in it, which permitted the wood--work to become over--heated.

Laurel Lake, Silver Lake Twp. - Miss Lydia Hill, assisted by Mrs. Asher Hill, gave a children’s party last Saturday afternoon.  The time was spent in games and in displaying their dolls.  All returned home happy after tea.

St. Joseph - The funeral of Thomas E. O’Connell, formerly of here and a New York policeman, was held Friday morning at 10 in St. Joseph’s Church, Rev. J. P. Dunn, of Friendsville officiated and preached the funeral sermon.  The pall bearers were Thomas O’Connell, Michael O’Connell, George Kane and James Healy, all patrolmen of New York, who were sent by the commissioner of police.  Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Susquehanna - James E. Paye was engaged in business in Montrose on Monday.  Mr. Paye is a pleasant man to meet, always refreshing and with some new thought and with such a strong individuality that to think of Susquehanna is to think of Mr. Paye.  And Mr. Paye will sell you a piano--while you wait. ALSO One hundred horses will be sold at auction here on Monday.

Great Bend - Demer Brothers, of this place, have recently employed a number of new glass cutters; business is booming here in this line.

Hopbottom - The ground is getting very dry, making the dust from the autos very disagreeable to property owners.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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