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March 05 1909/2009

Franklin Forks - Two small boys playing on the bank of a creek that flows into the Susquehanna, near Binghamton, Saturday morning, discovered that the receding waters had exposed the bodies of two horses and a wagon. They informed others and as it was thought the driver might also be drowned, a search was made and the body of a young man who was later identified as Timothy Shea, of Franklin Forks, was found. He had been missing since the preceding Tuesday evening and it is generally believed that his horses had become unmanage-able or had strayed from the main road in the darkness and all had gone over the bank and were drowned. A coroner determined that there was no foul play, although a watch and money were not found on his body. Mr. Shea, who was about thirty years old, is survived by his wife and three small children

South Gibson - The Bell Telephone Co. is erecting a home for its central on land leased of John Price. Clark Tripp and son have the job.

South Montrose - Worden Allen has purchased an interest in the novelty works here, says the Nicholson Examiner. Mr. Allen has been engaged in the making of trunk slats at South Montrose for several years, the lumber used in manufacturing them being elm. Mr. Allen needed a larger place to increase his output of trunk slats. The new company will also make shirt waist boxes, having had good sales of them in the past.

Susquehanna - Monday night at Hancock, the Independent basket ball team of this place defeated the Big Five of Hancock by the score of 30 to 12.

New Milford - George W. Weed died at his home on Thursday of last week, following a stroke of paralysis which he sustained several weeks previous. The deceased was 81 years old and one of New Milford’s oldest and best known residents.

Montrose - Mr. and Mrs. Charles R Sayre of Phoebus, Va., will conduct "The Rosemont" on Lake Avenue this summer, which for several years has been in charge of the Misses Morris, who lately purchased and will conduct the Lathrop boarding house on South Main Street. AND Ben. Baker, an aged colored man, formerly of Montrose but late years of Binghamton, was buried in that city the first of the week, Rev. Arlington Thompson, officiating. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Chas. VanRenssaler of this place.

Forest City - The Family Theatre advertises a special attraction for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Saturday matinee. In addition to the moving pictures, Prof. Bell, ventriloquist, will entertain the patrons.

Bridgewater - Charles E. Roberts has taken the agency for the county of the Ford automobile and wants to interest every person in the county in this machine who has the "speed craze." The Ford is a notably strong and reasonably priced machine and has demonstrated its practicability as a safe method of country roads.

Heart Lake - A gang of about 100 men have been engaged during the past week in filling the large ice house. The ice is of a good quality, although not superior to what has been harvested for many years, yet this season the Scranton parties who have been sufficiently interested to note its quality state it is the best that comes into the city. The ice being cut is about 10" thick and quite clear, there being little of the frozen "slush" ice in a cake after it has been "shaved."

Kingsley - The free circulating library sent to Kingsley from the central library at Montrose is open to the public at the home of Frank E. Tiffany. Books may be kept for two weeks, after which a charge of two cents per day will be made.

Gelatt - W. E. Gelatt tapped his sugar camp Monday and made ten gallons of syrup from the first run.

Flowery Valley, Liberty Twp. - The road between here and Brackney is pretty good now, as it has been traveled more than the others.

Laurel Lake, Silver Lake Twp. - The young people have been enjoying the fine skating on the lake the past week.

Harford - The village would be much pleasanter these dark nights if the street lamps were kept burning and more were erected. AND Harford has a fine orchestra and it is reported that they will give a concert in the near future.

Middletown - Some dogs are bothering the sheep the past week. Anyone having spotted dogs had better keep watch of them or they will turn up missing with a bill attached.

Herrick Center - Quite a few people who have never been at the school house are asked to come to the next affair if, no intervening entertainment, then commencement the latter or last days of school. Come and encourage our school along. We all ought to go and let ourselves be seen there. It is possible that a magic lantern exhibition will be held again on some desirable subject.

Rush - The dance held at Friendsville, Monday night, for the benefit of St. Patrick’s church in Rush, was a decided success. Having realized, as nearly as can be ascertained, about $400. Our funds being somewhat limited, it is to be hoped that the next festival, which is to be held July 4th, will place us on a firm financial basis. AND Doc Coleman is a frequent caller at Martin Golden’s.

Hopbottom - The borough council has voted to close the crossing at the north end of the depot, but there seems to be some uncertainty still in regard to what improvement is to be made in town by the railroad in return for this privilege. Pedestrians are obliged to paddle through mud, ankle deep, in order to reach the station and perchance seek an uncertain and sometimes dangerous footing around freight cars standing in the switch, with not so much as the glimmer of a friendly lightning bug along the darksome way.

News Brief - Earrings have "come back." While they have been "out" they seem to have been growing. At the opera recently a lady of New York society displayed a pair of pendants 5" in length and informed her friends that they were the latest thing from London.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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