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March 01 1907/2007

Kingsley - The Kingsley Hotel is famous as a place for fine meals and the traveler is always glad to stop there. This house has been newly papered and painted and presents a very wholesome and neat appearance.

Carson, Nevada - Thomas J. Tennant, who is said to have written more of Nevada's laws than any other man living, a historian miner and ex-state senator, was discovered dying of heart disease on the basement floor in the state capitol building at Carson, by lieutenant governor Don S. Dickerson. Governor Sparks was called, but when the chief executive arrived, Mr. Tennant was dead. The report of the death on the street caused gloom to settle on the city and flags were hung at half-mast. The deceased was one of the best-known and best-informed men in the state of Nevada. He was a fine parliamentarian, had a good knowledge of the state and was one of the pioneers who passed through the first boom days. Mr. Tennant was born in Susquehanna Co., this state, on January 1, 1837, and went to Nevada, settling at Hamilton, White Pine county, in the early 50's. He served three terms as treasurer of that county and also represented it in the state legislature. He is survived by three brothers, Julian, of Tirzah, Pa., Judson, of Jackson, Pa., and Derrayne, of Red Cloud, Nev.

Lanesboro - Saturday afternoon, while Myron Foote was hauling ties with his horse from the side of the tracks on the banks of the Susquehanna river, the horse slipped and fell down the embankment, pulling Mr. Foote with him. They landed on the ice some 50 ft. below. The horse's neck was found to be broken and Mr. Foote received serious bruises. If his son, Floyd, had not been there to call help, he probably would have frozen to death.

Susquehanna - The Erie-D & H "crossover" on the Jefferson division, some two miles from Susquehanna, was the scene of a bad wreck on Saturday afternoon, both engines of Erie No. 121 and D & H No. 2 being derailed with several cars. The D & H train was late and accordingly was supposed to wait at the crossover for the Erie train to pass, but owing to some mistake was standing on the crossover when 121, running at about 30 miles an hour, came around a sharp curve. Engineer Wood, of the Erie train, applied the air and had the speed of his train reduced sufficiently to avid a fatal crash, but the two trains came together with sufficient force to derail both engines and smash the D & H baggage car. A number of the passengers of No. 121 were badly shaken up, while the crew of the D & H engine were also hurt.

Maryall, Bradford Co. - The A. J. Elliott homestead, at Merryall, three miles from Wyalusing, was, with most of its contents, destroyed by fire on Sunday last, the origin of the fire being a defective chimney. It was a large farm house built by Hon. John Elliott about 80 years ago, the site being near that of a log house erected by Joseph Elliott in 1794. Joseph, the father of John, was one of the few who escaped from the Wyoming massacre, not many years after which event he removed to Merryall, being one of the first settlers in the valley of the Wyalusing creek. The house burned was on the main road nearly opposite the Merryall cemetery and but a few rods from the old Presbyterian church, originally organized in 1793. It was occupied by the family--widow and children of the late A. J. Elliott.

Gelatt - Mrs. Geo. Hine is getting out lumber and will erect a number of cottages on the shores of Reilly Lake next summer.

New Milford - One of the most enjoyable church functions of the winter was held on Washington's Birthday, when the Philathea class of the Presbyterian church served a colonial dinner in the parlors of the church. The rooms and tables were attractively decorated with flags and bunting, while pictures of George and Martha were conspicuous. Arthur Hawley impersonated the first president and Mrs. Delia Smith, Mrs. Washington. About 100 guests were present, each of whom were presented with a souvenir hatchet.

Bridgewater Twp. - Guy Wells, one of the best-known residents of this section died Feb. 20, 1907, after but a day or two of illness. Mr. Wells was one of the best blacksmiths and mechanics of his day but on account of old age has been living quietly on his farm near Watrous corners, on the road between Montrose and Brooklyn, for several years. He had charge of all the iron work in building the jail, about 1870, and also the Bradford county jail, at Towanda, working with Avery Frink, the contractor in both instances. His body was laid to rest in the Newton cemetery in Brooklyn beside that of his wife, who died several years ago. He is survived by one son, D. O. Wells.

Great Bend/Hallstead - The people on both sides of the river are pleased because Wm. Knoeller has been awarded the contract to build the new school building in Hallstead.

Lathrop - Homer Johnson, a son of Elmer Johnson, of Lathrop, a young man about 21 years old, has been hauling milk to the creamery at Hop Bottom for some time past. On Thursday he stayed around here until nearly night, when he left for home. At a late hour his family became alarmed and started out in search of the missing man. His team was found out in a field with Johnson unconscious. The lines were frozen fast to the man's hand and had to be cut before the team could be driven. The man's hands and arms were frozen, as was his feet and legs to above the knees. Little hopes are entertained of saving his life. Johnson was unmarried. [Homer survived and on the 1910 census he is married, with one child.]

Thompson - Leon Hallstead, of the firm of Burns & Hallstead, running a meat market here, gave shelter for a few days to a crippled base ball player. Friday morning last, said tramp relieved his hostess of sixty dollars and took the Flyer for parts unknown. AND The Flyer ran into the engine of the Saratoga at the Jefferson Junction Saturday afternoon, causing a delay of a few hours and a general shaking up of the passengers on the Flyer, among whom was J. Dm Miller, Esq., of this place.

Brooklyn - There were many surprises in the result of the recent election. The town is a strong Republican town, but with a few exceptions, the entire Democratic ticket was elected and the question whether to bond the town and build the section of State road, from Lathrop town line to a point north of the village, was carried to build the road and it is expected that work will be commenced in the Spring. This is part of the proposed State road to be built from the State line to Scranton, and it is expected that road will connect Binghamton and Scranton via. Franklin Forks, Montrose, Brooklyn, etc.

Harford - The Central house had 26 guests for supper, Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. Seaman are ideals as hosts and hostess and keep a splendid house. The viands are always of the best and everything about the place is cleanly and neat as wax.

Middletown - Middletown Grange held a very interesting meeting Saturday evening, Feb. 22. The principal feature was a debate on the question "Resolved that the horse is more useful to mankind than the cow?" From the arguments given the judges decided that the cow was more useful.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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