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March 22 1907/2007

Montrose -The cut glass factory closed down last evening. A number of the employees intend going to New Brunswick with Messrs. Becker and Wilson, while some will not leave for the present, or will go elsewhere.

Silver Lake - Mrs. Holland, Binghamton's oldest resident, was buried the first of the week in St. Augustine's cemetery, at Silver Lake. [Hannah Buckley Holland was born in 1815 and was the wife of John Holland.]

Scranton - Dr. J. F. Everhart has presented the city of Scranton with a museum and academy of fine arts. The gift is valued at $300,000.

Dimock - The Dolan House was quite badly damaged by fire on Tuesday night. It is supposed the fire originated from the placing of a lighted pipe by one of the men in his coat pocket before retiring and leaving it hanging in the barroom. The fire ate its way upward through the roof before it was discovered, and after some effort, extinguished.

Rush - The store of Rogers' Bros., at East Rush, was completely destroyed by fire, together with most of their large stock of goods. The store has done a large business with the farming population of that section, being conducted by two young men well known here, Messrs. Benton I. and P. H. Rogers, former students of the Montrose High school. AND There will be an Easter social at the home of S. B. McCain on March 27. The ladies announce the following menu: Saratoga chips, salads, eggs to order in any style, baked beans, white and corn bread, pickles and sauces, ad lib, coffee and tea. Ice cream and cake will be served extra. Supper, 15c; ice cream, 10c.

South Auburn - The family circle of Frank Gay has been increased and enlivened by the addition of a daughter called Fieda, who arrived March 14.

Lanesboro - Thieves broke into the engine room of the Lanesboro Stone Mill Company and stole brass to the amount of $20.  AND The old tannery buildings, purchased some time ago by W. E. Bennett, are being torn down and shipped to East Windsor, where the lumber will be used in making a brick-making plant.

Gelatt - While returning from Herrick Centre with a load of coal, Wellington Howell's team ran away, breaking the sleighs and cutting one of the horses quite badly.

Brooklyn - S. J. Bailey, manufacturer of cross arms pins and other wooden articles was in Montrose on Monday. Mr. Bailey has given Brooklyn a very nice enterprise and his products find a very ready sale. AND A pleasant social event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Weston, when they were surprised by a number of their friends from Heart Lake, and a few from out of town. One large four-horse sleigh load came from Heart Lake. Dancing and social amusements were enjoyed until a late hour.

North Jackson - It is said that the North Jackson postoffice will be discontinued April 1.

Uniondale - The roads are in very bad condition. Teams break through the deep drifts and have to be shoveled out.

St. Joseph - Mrs. Mary Hanly is contemplating a trip to Binghamton.

Harford - Hon. E. E. Jones has introduced a bill into the Legislature providing that in view of the frauds sometimes practiced in the sale of mixed feed or "concentrated commercial feed stuff," that hereafter all such feed sold shall have a label on the bag, showing its contents. Mr. Jones seems to aid the public in his bills.

Retta, Auburn Twp. - F. E. Carter has purchased Mell Cornell's interest in the sawmill. Suppose business will hum now.

New Milford - Jasper Jennings writes some interesting facts about New Milford in his series "Geography and History of Susquehanna County." Some of the first settlers were Jediah Adams, who came in 1789, Robert Corbett in 1790 and Benjamin Hayden in 1794. The people at that time had little or no money and many drove ox teams and sleds, even to town and church. They manufactured nearly all their clothing, homespun was never scoffed at, and pleasure carriages were never seen. Goods were transported or hauled all the way from Newburg, NY, over the old turnpike, in wagons. William Ward, who came in 1806, opened the first store in 1815 and Henry Burritt came in 1821, established a general store, and ran it for nearly 60 years. William Ward's enterprises did much in developing the resources of the Salk Lick Valley.

Herrick Centre - Floyd Perrington is recovering from a severe attack of typhoid fever.

Forest City - Forest City Local 1688 Carpenters and Joiners have issued a new code of rules in which they announce that beginning April 1st the scale for journeymen, who have heretofore received $2.48, will be $2.75 for an eight-hour day with time and a half for over time. As the local contractors have agreed to the new price there will be no dissention in the craft over the change.

News Briefs: It is slightly over two years ago since we first got up a few post card designs and placed them on sale. We were pioneers in the selling as well as the manufacture of local view cards, which then were something very "new." We were urged to supply local retailers, furnishing them new designs as published, and now perhaps have over one thousand engravings for this special work, which item alone is not a small one. Now, in view of the handsome, richly colored postals made abroad, we are importing cards made from local scenes, and having made shipments large, will be able to supply retailers of cards. Montrose Democrat AND It is said that Susquehanna County is so thoroughly organized that there is not room for another Grange, and it is recognized as one of the strongest Grange counties in the state.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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