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March 27 1914/2014

Uniondale – J. S. Boulter is remodeling his O. K. ice cream parlor and it is very neat and attractive. ALSO  J. E.  Thomas, of Binghamton, NY, formerly of this place, has bought Mrs. Chandler’s property and expects to engage in the jewelry business.

Lawsville – Henry Craik and Wellington Bailey went to Binghamton last Saturday, to attend the funeral of Bayard Sherman and to bring the remains to this place for burial on Sunday. ALSO Fred VanHouten had the misfortune to lose a horse last week from an internal rupture, caused from plunging through the snow drifts.

South Auburn – Twenty-five of the ladies in this vicinity met in the hall, Wednesday, and quilted some quilts for our newly wedded young people, Mrs. Elmer Benninger and Mrs. Roscoe Young.  AND in West Auburn H. J. Brande took a sleigh load of Woman’s Christian Temperance Union ladies to Silvara on Saturday.

Glenwood – Thieves are getting most too bold and most to numerous.  Friday night an attempt was made to break into the corn house of E. M. Barnes, where he keeps fur stored. Courtland Wright was aroused by the noise and consequently let a few stray B. B shot at Mr. Burglar, who soon made a retreat whistling softly while the shot and shells were streaming.

Montrose - Saturday morning, March 21, the first day of spring, the mercury stood at 6 degrees below zero. ALSO More necessary improvements have been made in A. Schadrinsky’s recently enlarged shoe store and repair shop. Additional shoe shelves placed along the walls from the ceiling to the floor are filled with a new stock of shoes, and the enlargement of his shoe repairing corner is an indication of an apparent increase in business in this department.

Heart Lake – Angus Richardson, the well- known market gardener, remarked that four years ago that day, March 24, he planted a half acre of peas. ALSO  Harry and Cyril Whitmarsh left Tuesday morning for Endicott, where they have secured positions with the Johnson shoe factory.

Susquehanna – Unconscious and bleeding from deep gashes on the right side of his head and face, Thomas Lynch was left to die in a half- naked condition on a snow bank near the car barn on State street, Binghamton, early Sunday morning. He had been held up, robbed, stripped of most of his clothing and then thrown in the snow to perish. The victim was in a serious condition when discovered later and his recovery is far from being a certainty. One suspect is being held by the police. He gives his name as Michael Gaffney, and when taken in to custody some of Lynch’s clothes were found on his person. Fourteen dollars in cash, the amount said to have been carried by Lynch, when attacked, was also found on the prisoner.

Springville – Mr. Fiske, who is to be the new landlord at the Springville Hotel, with his two unmarried daughters, have arrived from their former home in Illinois. His goods have been removed to the hotel, although he does not take possession till April 1.

Brooklyn – Edith Rogers and Silome Richardson went to Centermoreland last week to become more proficient telephone operators. Silome is employed as a “hello” girl in Brooklyn.

Hop Bottom – Melia A. Brown announces that she has a full assortment of spring millinery now ready for inspection.  Announcement of special showing of trimmed hats to be made later.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. – Miss Bertha Conboy got a call to go to New York where she has employment in a woman’s hospital.

New Milford – Maurice Ellsworth put out over 500 pails in his [maple sugar] camp during the thaw, but they froze up. ALSO Wm. Merritt came to the United States from England during Grant’s administration, at a time when work was scarce and wages small.  But he is of the type of man who had rather be employed in some way than to be idling his time in the hope of something “turning up,” and by hard work and thrift he has achieved a name and place which ranks second to none in the county.  Others may have attained greater wealth and wider renown, but none surpass him in wealth of character and true manliness.

Rushville – Two large barns on the farm belonging to N. R. Jones, and occupied by R. J. Haney, were burned to the ground last week. Three valuable horses belonging to Mr. Haney were burned. Mr. Jones’ loss is partly covered by insurance, while Mr. Haney had no insurance and his loss is $1000.  He has the sympathy of the neighborhood.  We hear Mr. Jones expects to build again this spring.  How the fire started is a mystery as there had been no lanterns in the barn since Monday night and the chores that night were done before dark and the barn locked.

Forest City – Thirty or more bright and cheery girls, of the Forest city and Vandling Methodist churches, will present an entertainment, the evening of March 27, in the Forest City M.E. church. The program will include dialogues, readings, quartettes, drills, etc., full of spice and instruction. The proceeds apply to benevolent enterprises of the church.  Adm. 20 cents.

Thompson - The remains of B. S. Dix, of Carbondale, were brought here Monday for interment. Mr. Dix died Friday night at the home of his son, Corren E. Dix, of Carbondale. He was a veteran of the Civil war, Bat. F, 1st PA Light Artillery.  Burial was in the North Side cemetery. The bearers chosen to convey the remains from the station to the cemetery were: S. L. French, B. F. Barnes, M. G. Wrighter and G. G. Witter, all of whom were veterans in the Civil war. Mr. French was in the same company with the deceased.  Two sons and one daughter of the deceased were present at the burial, Rev. B. W. Dix of Nicholson, Corren E. Dix, of Carbondale and Laura Schillenger, of Trenton, NJ.

News Brief – The mineral production of Susquehanna county, in 1912, as reported to the Topographic and Geologic Survey, consisted of brick and tile, anthracite coal and bluestone, of a combined value of $1,308,804. It is impossible to separate the values of the several products without disclosing individual production.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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