March 04 1904/2004
Susquehanna - Of the $10,000 paid annually by the Erie Railroad company to this state, in lieu of taxation, Susquehanna county receives $7,862.90.
Rush - Among the recent curiosities shown us was one by N. R. Jones. It is a power of attorney directed to Henry Jones by his son, Andrew Jones, dated at or near Middletown, Virginia, Oct. 17, 1864 and empowers the former to vote for him in the town of Marcellus, Onondaga county, NY. It was customary during the Civil War to issue such powers of attorney, a fact which will undoubtedly interest the present generation. Mr. N. R. Jones, who is a brother of Andrew H. Jones, also has in his possession the musket carried by his brother.
Montrose - A letter was received from Charles Warner, son of Edson Warner. Charles is located at Johannesburg, South Africa and is employed in the cyanide department of the Bonanza Mines, of which Ruel Warriner, son of Rev. E. A. Warriner, is General Manager. We gave notice of the departure from Washington of Mr. Warner nearly a year ago. He sailed and sailed, "crossed the line," "rounded the horn" and finally after a rough passage arrived at Delegoa Bay. From that point he went to Johannesburg. AND H. W. Beach has a new automobile, the largest one yet brought to Montrose.
Bridgewater Twp. - The L & M morning train left Montrose at the usual hour on Tuesday. It met with some resistance from the beautiful snow near Harrington's Mills, but at about 8:30 puffed up the hill until Babcock's Woods were reached. There it decided to stop as the engine and baggage car left the track. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to proceed, the engine, which had been placed on the track, proceeded to Tiffany and the train was finally brought back to Montrose. Over 200 men shoveled the sugar-like snow to clear the way. A train came from Alford but failed to connect with its stranded neighbor. Many passengers including Mrs. H. W. McCartney, Mrs. W. H. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Shepard Ayars, of Wilkes-Barre, Messrs. Norman Stewart, Wm. S. Mulford, of Scranton and Ex Sheriff W. J. Maxey were among those on the train that did not go. Squire Tiffany opened his comfortable home for all who cared to enjoy his hospitality.
South Gibson - The tolling of the church bell on Tuesday morning announced the death of Mrs. T. Wescott, who died at the home of her son, Jerry, in Forest City on Sunday evening; funeral held from [the] Methodist church in this place on Wednesday.
Uniondale - Bronson & Westgate have shipped 13,000 tons of ice. AND The Herrick Elgin Butter company of Uniondale elected the following officers: trustee, A. A. Tingley; secretary, J. L. Jones; treasurer, Arthur Williams; auditors, J. Tonkins, A. Odgen. The company has secured the services of A. A. McCredie, of West Davenport, NY.
South Montrose - Percy Ballentine has purchased a new Peerless automobile, costing $6000.
New Milford - Bert Howell left for New York, Tuesday. where he has secured employment on the elevated railroad; Bert was one of the leading and most enthusiastic members of the cornet band and that organization will feel his loss. AND A correspondent says the New Milford tannery is about to stop work which will throw about 30 men out of employment.
East Lenox - News has been received from A. J. Archibald, saying that he arrived safely at the home of his sister, at Big Foot Prairie, Ill.
Silver Lake - Mr. Gillooley, while helping on his son's barn, fell through a trap door last Saturday, and was seriously injured. Dr. Gardner was called and Mr. Gillooley removed to his home near Quaker Lake, and at last reports was said to be comfortable.
Brooklyn - F. B. Jewett has been dangerously ill, with erysipelas in the head, the past week.
Flynn - Mr. and Mrs. John Curley are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter.
Brookdale - A sleigh load of Brookdale people spent Saturday eve. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pope in Kirkwood. A first-class supper was much enjoyed by all. Mr. and Mrs. Pope are first-class entertainers.
Glenwood - A surprise party in honor of Claude and Clyde Hardy was tendered them on Saturday evening, their 17th anniversary. It was a surprise to the boys, truly, and a very sociable evening was spent at the old homestead. Music and singing was enjoyed by all. Refreshments were served by the host and hostess. All returned home feeling it was good to be there. The presents were useful and ornamental. Those present were: Mr. & Mrs. Gardner, South Gibson, Mrs. Frank Smith, Miss Maude Burklin, Miss Grace Morey, Maude Medler, Jean Tourge, Beatrice Hopper, Verna Bell, Mabel Jeffries, Walter Hopper, Guy Ritter, Rob McDonald, Arthur Hopper, Earl Tourge, Harry Hardy. AND Roy Wilson has been doctoring a sick horse for the past few days. Mr. Wilson seems to have bad luck. But a sort time ago he lost a valuable horse and how with is one sick it breaks up his team and leaves him in bad shape to do his work.
North Jackson - The sale of the personal property of the late E. R. Barrett was largely attended at the farm here Friday. Cows sold for about $30 each and the fine gray horses were purchased by James Paye, of Susquehanna.
Forest Lake - Bruce Griffis is going to commence running a general store at the old Stone stand, Forest Lake, on April 1st.
News Briefs - When you get a catalogue from a big mail order house, just look it over and see what they will pay you for your produce, also investigate and see what their terms of credit are in case you do not have the ready cash; how much they will give towards the keeping up of the sidewalks; just write them and ask how much they will give towards the erection of a church or how much they will give to assist the poor. After you have done this and received a reply, see if your home merchant won't do as well. AND This is a poor time to buy maps of the world. The accurate map of to-day may be all wrong before the year is ended. AND March came in like a lion, served with sugar-snow when cold. Let us hope for a lamb-like departure; but come to think of it we have seen some lambs that were quite frisky after all.
Correction: Aunt Eleanor Platt is an aunt, and not a cousin, of our townsman, D. D. Lathrop, as stated in the Vestal Centre items in our last issue.
Compiled By: Betty Smith