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March 28 1919/2019

Daylight Savings Time-100 Years Ago. At 2 o’clock Sunday morning we turn our clocks ahead an hour. The daylight saving system goes into effect on the last Sunday of March, and on the last Sunday in October we turn the clock back again. While there has been some opposition to the law, especially from the farming people, it has resulted in saving thousands of tons of coal otherwise used in producing light and heat. The farmer contends that it makes him get up before daylight during the early summer and autumn months, that hay and grain cut early in the morning is wet with dew and cannot be cut until late in the morning, thus shortening his working day, and that the additional daylight in the evening does not aid him, as hired help refuse to work such long hours. Designate one person in the family to attend to the time-fixing. Where two or more set the clock ahead an hour, it is bound to result in confusion the morning after.

Montrose – The borough council is taking notice of the speeding of automobiles on the streets of the town, especially on the paved streets. Speed limits are broken almost hourly, every day in the week. Arrests will be made where offenders fail to heed this warning. ALSO  B. B. Freeman is serving his 54th year in the junk business. His business career was begun at the age of 13 years.

LeRaysville – An association of business men and citizens has been organized to promote the building of the connecting State highway between Towanda and Montrose by way of Rome and LeRaysville. It is claimed this route is six miles shorter. As it is laid out under the Sproul bill it goes via Wyalusing, Camptown and Lawton.

South Auburn – The aeroplane which passed over South Auburn last week was seen by a number of our inhabitants. Many heard it, but failed to look up. At Jersey Hill the patrons of the creamery succeeded in getting their ice house nearly full of a fair quality of ice by cutting it in the night and hauling early in the morning from the Reynolds pond below Auburn Center.

Springville – Immediately following the burning of the house of A.E. Comstock last week, papers were started to raise help for the stricken family, as nearly everything in the house was lost owing to the rapidity of the fire. Something like $400 was raised beside quantities of furniture, bedding, fruit, potatoes and clothing. The Red Cross bought and made bed linen and other things. To replace the house lost by fire last week, A.E. Comstock has bought the Green Grove School house and is moving it to his place. A large force of men volunteered to assist and the building will soon be placed on the foundation.

South Gibson – G.G. McNamara has again decided to embark in the mercantile business and has a well-stocked and attractive store in the Manning building. This makes four general stores in our town.

Middletown – Friends learned of the death of Pvt. Daniel O’Connell, which occurred in a field hospital in France. He succumbed to an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was 23 years of age. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the navy and after one year he was transferred to the land forces and went to France, becoming a nurse in a field hospital. He had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Martin Golden since a child and was held in affectionate esteem by them. A sister, Anna, also lives with the Golden family and is a student of the Rush high school. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Middletown.

Susquehanna – The Erie yards at this place are to be further improved during the summer, being widened at Exchange street to accommodate more tracks. Also the change means quite a saving, as it will eliminate the necessity of engines going to the west end of the yards and backing into the new terminal. The Exchange street culvert will have to be widened about 40 feet to place these new tracks.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – Charles L. Sheldon, who came to Lynn with his family from Starbuck, Manitoba, has bought the property at Lynn, formerly owned by his grandfather, Abram Luce, and is preparing to take possession of it. B.O. Sheldon is a brother.

Harford – U.B. Lott has charge of a fine A & P Store, in this village, and is ready to wait on customers. The store is in a part of A. H. Mead’s tin shop, and we wish Mr. Lott all kinds of success in the grocery business.

Brooklyn – Lucy Garland Sterling, born 1832, daughter of Thomas and Judith (Tewksbury) Garland, and wife of Geo. W. Sterling (married June 1850), died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.S. Eldridge on March 16. Her father was postmaster at Brooklyn from 1821 to 1824 and for many years was the leading tailor in Brooklyn. Mr. and Mrs. Sterling began housekeeping on the farm now owned by E.F. Tiffany, but after a few years came to the old Garland homestead, now known as the “Oil Well Farm” on the State road. This house burned in 1873 and Mr. Sterling erected the present house and large barn on the farm where they lived for 30 years. Mrs. Sterling lived nearly four score years and seven and until a few days before her death her mind and memory were clear and she was almost an encyclopedia of the events of the early history of the town.

Rushville – Mrs. Clara Potts and son, Ralph, were called to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Graham, Friday last, to help care for little John Graham, who was accidently shot in the eye with an arrow, while at school.

Forest City – A number from this place went to Carbondale Saturday on business in connection with their naturalization. ALSO On Monday evening two young boys entered the home of H. W. Brown while the family was absent and ransacked the premises and got away with a sum of money and a few articles. The boys were met coming down the front stairs by members of the family, but thinking the lads were only playing they were allowed to escape.

200 Years ago from the Montrose Gazette, March 27, 1919.

*Cleona’s compliments wait on Mr. Clark, and begs to enquire if the village of Montrose does not contain a few persons, that could be associated into a club, for the purpose of enlivening the columns of his Gazette, by the joint productions of their pens? If so, Mr. Clark would be serving some of his subscribers by endeavoring to bring them together; as I presume he has some readers of his Gazette who would be pleased to see something more than news, &c.—It is to be hoped the Gentlemen would not wish to exclude the Ladies from this club, but enliven their lucubrations by the wit and fancy that many of the Ladies possess.

*Nathan H. Lyon, respectfully informs the public that he has commenced the business of

Bookbinding, in the building opposite the Montrose Hotel, in the village of Montrose, where all orders in his line will be punctually attended to. Old Books rebound with neatness, on the shortest notice. He has for sale a handsome assortment of American manufactured Cotton Cloths & Yarn; also Butter, Salt, &c. &c. He solicits the patronage of a liberal public. March 27, 1819.

*A Call in Earnest. All persons indebted to the subscriber for Dressing Cloth are requested to make payment by the 10th of April next, as at that time he has a large payment to make out. All who neglect to pay by that time must expect to have cost made them. John Reynolds, Bridgewater, March 17, 1819.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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