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March 10 1916/2016

Dimock – Dimock had a rather easy time with the Meshoppen High School five last Friday evening, winning in decisive style by a score of 36 to 12. Mills was in good form, from the 15 ft. mark, scoring 10 of his 11 chances. The guarding of Grant Palmer was a feature in itself, holding Tetsel, Meshoppen’s sensational forward, to a single two-pointer. ALSO The Dimock Library’s report for year ending December 31st, 1915 shows it has been open 313 days. Two months they had to refuse homes where there were children who had or had been exposed to scarlet fever. They allowed books to circulate where there was no danger. They have 130 registered borrowers and are open 70 hours a week, every day except Tuesday. During the year, 37 books were burned on account of scarlet fever and 8 discarded as unfit. At the end of the year they had 1401 volumes in good condition. (One of the expenses mentioned was librarian’s salary - $5.40.)

Franklin Forks – The Franklin Forks Alliance, in connection with their regular meeting to be held Wednesday, March 15th, will have a contest for the making of best work apron, fancy towel, ginger cookies and baked beans. Dinner will be served at noon. Frances Summers, Sec’y.

Snake Creek, Liberty Twp. – F. H. Southworth and wife expect to move to New Haven soon. Mr. Southworth has accepted a job clerking in a large tea and coffee store managed by his brother-in-law, A. Lee Tiffany, a former Susquehanna county boy, from Harford.

Harford – At the regular meeting of the Harford High School Literary Society, March 1st, officers were elected. After installation of officers the following program will be given at the next meeting, March 8th. Debate, Resolved that Women are more enslaved by Fashion than Men. Affirmative, Harry Stearns and William Potts.  Negative, Alma Carey and Blanche Gay. ALSO I think it will interest the many friends of Sidney F. Osmun, to know he expects to return East, this Summer. Five years ago he left here for the West (California). We reckon “Sid” will be as glad to get back as we will be to see him, too.

Gibson – The commencement exercises of the Gibson graded school will be held in the Gibson Methodist Episcopal church, March 31. Admission 15 and 25 cents. The valedictory will be given by Anna M. Williams.

Clifford – The marriage of Glenn Wells, of Clifford, and Iva Ridgeway, of Marsh Brook, was celebrated at the bride’s home on Wednesday last, Pastor Musselman, of the Clifford M. E. church, officiating.

Lenoxville - Last Tuesday night, Miss Lottie Wilson and Nelson Marcy were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Marcy, the bridegroom’s parents. Many guests were present and all joined in wishing them a long and happy married life.

Middletown – Middletown lost another revered pioneer of the Faith in the death of Martin Curley. “He was a just man,” honored and respected by all who knew him and beloved by those intimately acquainted with him. Mr. Curley was an exemplary Christian gentleman, possessing many noble traits of character. Mr. Curley was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, Jan. 22, 1833. He was the youngest child of James and Catherine Bergin Curley. At the age of four years he lost his mother and four years later, in 1841, his father came to America with his family of five sons and three daughters and settled in Middletown, where he died in 1860. The same year Mr. Curley married Miss Mary A. Murphy, of Silver Lake, and six years ago they celebrated their golden wedding. Mary died three years later and Mr. Curley resided with their only child, Mrs. Thomas Guiton, where he was most tenderly cared for until his death of Feb. 5th, 1916.  Burial was from St. John’s church in Flynn.

Rush – Found—between Rush and Auburn, Monday morning, two strings of sleigh bells and a hat.  Owner call at Mrs. Cavanaugh’s.

Springville – Don’t forget the fine business proposition of  Anna B. Stevens. A nice millinery store would be a bonanza for a young lady that did not want to teach or take up nursing. The world is full of these. Try this fascinating employment for a while.

Marriage Licenses: Nelson W. March, Lenox and Lottie P. Wilson, Clifford; Edward C. Parker, Auburn and Stella Carter, Retta; Washington J. Stevens, Jordan, NY and Ella H. Colton, Syracuse, NY; Thomas M. Oliver, Dimock and Mary C. Lynch, Olyphant; Wm. J. Ryan, Susquehanna and Frances M. King, Susquehanna; Delos S. West, Dolgeville, NY and F. Lillian Thomason, Dolgeville, NY; Leo B. Benson, Susquehanna and Mabel H. Sykes, Oakland Twp.

Williams Pond – The Montrose Granite Marble Works, of which Bosler & Haley, of Montrose, are proprietors, recently set a handsome monument on the cemetery lot of the late Joseph Williams of this place.

Montrose – One of the largest falls of snow of the season fell Monday, when a mantle of “the beautiful,” to the depth of fourteen inches, was dropped on old mother earth in a period of about ten hours. The day opened clear, with the mercury hovering around zero. By 10 o’clock, however, the clouds had gathered and snow began falling. The precipitation was incessant, until about 9 o’clock in the evening. There was little wind, and the trains were not delayed.

Brooklyn – The High School was closed the first of the week, owing to the illness of Prof. Tewksbury and his assistant Miss Hillick.

200 YEARS AGOMontrose By Request, I Notify the people who are interested in having a decent Burying Ground, in or near Montrose, that the ground now occupied for that purpose is owned by individuals and one of them is not willing any more should be buried on his ground, unless the society think it the best, and most suitable, place. Notice is therefore given that a meeting of the society (or a meeting to form a society) will be held at the house of Chapman Carr, in Montrose, on the 30th inst. And to look out and purchase the best ground for the use of the society.  D. DIMOCK, March 9, 1816. ALSO Beware of Villains!! There is in this county, it is believed, a company of base scoundrels whose sole business is, to pass upon the honest and unsuspecting part of community, COUNTERFEIT BANK NOTES, -- thereby to defraud them out of their hard earnings. Almost half the Notes in circulation in this county are counterfeit. Why are those villains suffered to remain unmolested? –It is a great and growing evil and ought to be guarded against with as much vigilance as midnight robbery & assassination; for a man that will be guilty of passing counterfeit money, knowing it to be such, would be guilty of any crime that might enable him to get Money. P.S. Since the above was in type, we learn that there has been nine taken up on suspicion, in this county. They were examined by Justices Griswold and Bliss, three of which are bound over to court—one has been committed to safekeeping in the gaol in this village—the others discharged.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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