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March 18 1904/2004

Montrose - The Athletic association's base ball team intends to start in this season with brand new suits of a style and color that, when fitted to the athletic forms of the players, will draw the girls from the top-most seats of the grand stand. The home team is going in with the determination to "do everything that comes along," and "Uncle William's clover patch" will undoubtedly be the scene of some very pretty games the coming season. It might be a good plan to commence taking deep breathing exercises now, in order to be in a proper condition to "root" for the boys.

Hallstead - John Allen, a well-known farmer residing near Hallstead, on Tuesday evening of last week, mistook the door leading into the cellar for the entrance to an adjoining room and fell headlong down the stairs to the bottom. He was very badly injured and notwithstanding the best of care, death resulted the following morning. AND Proprietor J. E. Clune, of the Mitchell House, is preparing to greatly enlarge and beautify it. An addition the same height as the main building on the side towards Mr. Langley's residence will be 80 x 60 feet. There is to be a dining room 40 x 60 feet, a large sitting room which will face the river, and also a large reading room on the same floor. The public rooms are to have floors of inlaid marble tile and steel ceilings. It will be both a summer and a winter resort; already several rooms have been engaged for next winter by people who come for a part or all of the winter.

Upsonville [Franklin Twp.] - Another heavy rain fall has swollen the streams so as to make it impossible to travel with any kind of a rig. Hiram Stoddard, returning home from Hallstead, Monday, succeeded in getting his load as far as Shields' Farm and was compelled to leave it there and drive the team home by Upsonville until the water in the road had subsided enough to get the load. The flats are all under water near J. B. Lott's farm, and water in the road was 4 feet deep. AND Chas. Gathany, of Midvale, recently purchased a fine span of grays of A. Snow, near the Forks. Charles will work for Tiffany & Loomis in the Excelsior factory.

Auburn Twp. - Prof. [Hamlin] Cogswell, of Mansfield [formerly of Auburn Twp.], has written the music and Miss Lizzie Ogden Smith the words to a new song entitled, "I Love Thee, Sweetheart."

Springville/Lathrop Twps. - The action brought against Springville township for sheep found dead in that township by Mr. Marcy, a resident and tax payer of Lathrop, has been terminated in the Superior Court by a decision reversing the lower court. The case is interesting to farmers and township officials because the main point at issue was whether the township where the sheep were found dead or the township in which the owner resided and paid taxes should be held liable for the sheep killed. The decision, of which word was received on Thursday, will obligate the township in which the owner of sheep resides and pays taxes to reimburse him for loss of sheep killed by dogs in another township. Thus, Lathrop township will be responsible for Mr. Marcy's sheep killed by dogs and found in Springville township.

Harford - Mrs. Jennie Gambol and daughter, Julia, and son George, started for their home in Kansas, on Tuesday.

South Gibson - A coming event will be a Klondike Fair, to be given by the Epworth League, as their regular monthly meting to be held in Band hall on Thursday evening, March 24. A number of miniature claims will be sold, each one possessing more or less value, the contents of which will be discovered when worked by the purchaser. Warm maple sugar will also be sold.

New Milford Twp. - On Wednesday afternoon Glenn, the 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Dean, was the victim of a cruel railroad accident which resulted in the loss of his left arm. He attends the graded school and at the close of the afternoon session he went to the depot and boarded a slow moving freight train to ride to the summit bridge near his home. He jumped on the side of a box car and when passing the iron bridge was struck by a projection and thrown from the car when about in the middle of the structure. In some manner unknown, the wheels passed over his arm severing the hand and crushing the member to within a few inches of the shoulder [and] he fell between the ties on the outside of the rail, landing upon the ice. No one witnessed the accident, and he was first seen by a train employee walking up the track, acting strangely. The man who saw him walking away immediately informed tower operator T. McCarthy, who walked down to the bridge and found the young man's hand lying beneath the bridge on the ice. McCarthy followed him up the track and overtook him at the Phinney crossing where he was taken in a sleigh to Dr. Snyder's office. Dr. Snyder, not being at home, he was taken to Dr. Ainey's and he to was away from home, attending a meeting of the pension board at Susquehanna. Dr. Clements was called and he attended to his wants until Dr. Merrill's arrival from Hallstead, who had been requested to come by phone. Dr. Clements skillfully performed the operation, removing the arm at the shoulder while Dr. Merrill administered the ether. The young man is now resting quietly, and if no complications set in will have a speedy recovery.

Elk Lake - Sixteen years ago this month we had snow banks ten feet deep.

Brooklyn Twp. - During the past winter there has been 90 days of good sleighing in succession. AND An article by Dr. Robert S. Breed, entitled, "The Changes Which Occur in the Muscles of Beetles During Metamorphosis," recently appeared in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Since the publication of this paper, Dr. Jules Anglas, of Paris, highly commends Dr. Breed's work and requests the use of some of his plates for use in writing a general account of Metamorphosis among insects for the Review Generale des Sciences. Dr. Breed is the youngest son of Mrs. E. S. P. Hine, of Brooklyn and is in change of the Biological Department of Allegheny College.

Brandt - At [a] Trustee's sale, the plant of the Brandt Clay Product Co. was sold to Andrew Blank, Jr., of Brandt, in consideration of about $35,000. The works will soon start up again.

News Briefs - Scranton has a population of 115,000, covers an area of 179 square miles and the assessed valuation of its real estate is nearly sixty-three millions of dollars. It has forty-one public schools, five libraries, four theatres, four hospitals, twelve banks and eighty-eight churches. Twenty-three miles of paved streets are within the city limits and it has sixty-three miles of sewers, while in the city's employ are sixty-five policemen, sixty-three firemen and sixty letter carriers. AND A dozen of the largest straw hat manufactories in the United States were destroyed in the Baltimore fire, and it is claimed the price of this style of headgear will soar upwards. It may be necessary to ring in some of the Panamas of two years ago, but let us hope that the demand will be supplied without resorting to such extreme measures.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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