March 16 1906/2006
Uniondale - A serious accident took place Wednesday near Feldman & Co's store, by which two women were badly injured. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, of Herrick township, and Mrs. Emeline Lyon, of Elkdale, were just entering the sleigh when the horses became frightened and dashed suddenly ahead. The runner of the sleigh struck a stone, overturning the sleigh and throwing the ladies directly underneath the horses' hoofs. Both were badly kicked and trampled upon before they were rescued from their perilous position by several men who witnessed the accident. Mrs. Walker was struck on the temple and under the eye. Mrs. Lyon was kicked about the head and body and at last accounts was still unconscious. The former lady was removed to her home and Mrs. Lyon was conveyed to the home of her son at Elkdale. It is feared that both are of a very serious nature and as yet the probable outcome can not be surely predicted. The escape from instant death was perilously close.
Hallstead - David Luscom, of Great Bend, was instantly killed and Edward Day, of Hallstead, seriously injured by a landslide in Mr. Day's stone quarry, about one and a half miles west of Hallstead, Thursday afternoon of last week. Mr. Day and Mr. Luscom were engaged in uncovering a bed of stone when a huge mass of rock and earth came tumbling down upon them, burying both men. Day fell beneath Luscom and they were completely covered with the debris when the other workmen came to their rescue. Mr. Day suffered a compound fracture of the leg, besides severe bruises and internal injuries. His condition is still serious and he owes his life in all probability to the chance in falling by which Luscom's body shielded his own. The remains of the deceased were taken to Tuttle's undertaking establishment.
Brooklyn - A very pleasant triple wedding anniversary was celebrated at the home of W. L. Sterling last Friday. Those whose anniversaries were celebrated were Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Waldie, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson L. Tiffany and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sterling. The Rev. and Mrs. T. L. Drury were guests of the occasion. Mrs. Sterling furnished an excellent dinner of which the party cheerfully partook. These parties were married on the same date, but in different years.
South Gelatt - On Monday, Fred Holmes left his horses standing in the road. They became frightened and ran away, completely demolishing the wagon, but the horses were not injured.
Montrose - Nine inches of snow the first of the week made sleighing fairly good around town for a couple of days. AND Quite a number of Montrosers expect to witness "Ben Hur" which is the coming attraction at the Stone Opera House in Binghamton.
Heart Lake - Up to Wednesday of this week the American Ice Co., of Hoboken, NJ, had shipped 60 carloads of ice over the Lehigh Valley, shipping on an average 12 carloads every 24 hours. The company's manager was here Tuesday and pronounced the quality of the ice A No. 1. If it were possible to secure more help the output would be increased. At Heart Lake many of the men who were employed harvesting ice have gone to the Mount Pocono region.
Forest City - Fire gutted the lower part of the Osgood building on Main street, Forest City, on Thursday evening of last week and caused great damage to all the tenants. The grocery stock of Wm. Sredenshek, who also occupied the basement under the main store building, was wiped out. The stock of candy, etc., in the Cooley store, and the feed in the H. W. Brown store were badly damaged by smoke and water, as were also the photograph gallery on the north side of the second story and the household goods of John Rollinson, who occupied the rooms on the south side. The latter carried no insurance. Mr. Sredenshek estimates his loss at over $5,000. The other losses are much lighter. The fire originated in the basement and its cause is unknown.
Kingsley - F. B. Titus, of Hatboro, NY, is here purchasing a carload of cows.
Thompson - J. E. Bates, of Philadelphia, has moved into the Collyer house on Water street, and will devote his energies to raising fancy chickens.
Middletown Twp. - The new building for the skimming station near John Curley is to be erected this week.
Rushboro - Uda Larue recently sold his pacer, "Clip", to Mr. Houser at Meshoppen.
Lawsville - About 40 of the friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bailey made them a pleasant surprise Wednesday evening, March 7, it being the 17th anniversary of their marriage. The evening was spent in games and refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey received several useful and beautiful presents.
South Montrose - While drawing the gasoline engine onto the barn floor at the Ballentine farm, the sleepers gave way, precipitating the team, driver and engine to the basement. No damage was done with the exception of a few slight breakages to the engine. AND Uncle Gene's dissolving picture show was given at the church on Tuesday evening to a fair sized house.
Oakland - On account of the prevalence of scarlet fever in Oakland, the board of school directors has decided to close the public schools for a period of one week, and longer if necessary. Five or six cases of the disease are already reported.
Susquehanna - The contents of the Susquehanna Journal office is advertised to be sold by Sheriff Pritchard tomorrow.
Choconut - The first store in the township was kept by Peter Brown in 1815. Joseph Addison, a Protestant Scotch-Irishman settled here in 1808. His son, Isaac, was the first child born in the township. Sabra Cox, a daughter of Edward Cox, another able pioneer of this section, taught the first school. Joshua Griswold came from Vermont and located in the western part of the township. He and his two sons, Clark and George, built the first sawmill. Chancy Wright, who came from Otsego Co., NY, was a clothier and built the first falling mill. (Geography & History of Susquehanna County by Jasper T. Jennings.
Compiled By: Betty Smith