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March 29 1907/2007

The Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, Celebrating 100 Years of Continuous Service to Our Communities, 1907-2007.

Friendsville - A favorite poetess in Carbondale is "Mary Rose," formerly of Friendsville, and familiarly known to us as Miss Mary Byrne. She united with the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and in religion is known as Sister M. Rosline.

Little Meadows - Thomas Evans was a visitor in Montrose the first of the week for grand jury duty. Mr. Evans has been a subscriber of the Montrose Republican for nearly half a century, commencing before the Civil War, and has always since been numbered among the paper's most valued subscribers. He was a member of Co. C, 151st Regiment, which went out from this county under Capt. Crandall. Mr. Evans saw considerable service and has a war record of which he may well be proud.

Wayne County - Joseph Ferguson, of Sterling, Wayne county, has been made famous as a bear killer and a well-preserved widower of 57 years in quest of a thrifty widow for a mate, through the publication of a letter written by himself to the New York World, which paper also contained a picture of him standing beside one of the bears he killed hanging from the limb of a tree. He says that he has a farm containing 135 acres, stocked with horses, cows, hogs and sheep and has all the necessary equipments by way of utensils to carry on farm work. He is willing to remain on the place or will sell out and go elsewhere to live if the widow who accepts him prefers to do so. In a postscript he says, "This is business and no humbug."

Springville - Charles Lee is proving to be a very efficient clerk in Avery's store.

Harford - Mr. and Mrs. James Howell have adopted a little daughter from the Maternity Hospital in Binghamton.

Uniondale - Miss Daisy Bronson has manifested some considerable skill in handling a rifle during her stay in Southern California. She has a gun and a dog and takes long trips hunting. One day the dog jumped into a pond of water, and after coming out he was rolling on the ground trying to shake off, when he uttered a terrific howl of pain, the cause was the bite of a snake that was burrowed in the ground, all but his head. After the first cry the dog was game all right, and dug the snake from the ground and Miss Daisy came forward and shot its head from the body. She has also killed considerable game besides. She can walk seven or eight miles and her health is much improved. [Miss Daisy was a former Uniondale young lady and married Austin Cole, of San Diego, in 1908.]

Auburn Twp. - P. J. Rickard, the well-known West Auburn miller, dropped dead while oiling his wagon yesterday afternoon, being found by John Devine, who was passing, some time later. He was lying on his back, one hand still clasping the wrench, which he had been using. The body was removed to his residence and Dr. Beaumont called, but life was extinct.

Great Bend - From Great Bend comes the harrowing tale, by drowning, of Rolin, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. P. S. McDaniel of that place, in the Gillespie Creek, on Sunday afternoon. The child, who was between the ages of two and three years was playing with several other children on the bank of the creek, throwing stones into the water from the road bridge, when he suddenly lost his balance and fell into and fell into the swollen stream. The strong current carried the little fellow down stream, and the remaining children, by their cries, attracted the attention of men at work nearby to the spot. The child had then been carried along some distance, and they followed as rapidly as possible. A dog belonging to R. T. Gillespie plunged into the turbid water and grasped the child's clothing in his teeth, but was unable to tow the unconscious child to the shore. The body was finally lost to view and it was feared it had been carried out into the river, which was but a short distance from the scene of the accident. A thorough search, however, revealed the body lodged in the bushes at the mouth of the creek, after being in this water for half an hour. Dr. E. P. Hines was called and efforts were made to resuscitate the child, but without success.

Montrose - The Montrose Telephone & Telegraph company have been at work this week erecting poles on Public avenue, preparatory to stringing a cable and establishing themselves in their new exchange, over Pope's express office.

Welsh Hill - The first electric storm of the season passed over this place Friday evening, lightning striking the large barn of Henry Butler, doing considerable damage to the barn and killing a St. Bernard dog.

Dimock - George W. Woodruff was on Saturday appointed by the President to be Assistant Attorney General of the United States, detailed to the Department of the Interior. He has been connected with the Forest Service since Dec. 3, 1903. He was originally selected to take charge of the legal work of the Forest Service when that work began to assume importance, because he was known by Mr. Pinchot to possess special qualifications for this work. Since the transfer of the Administration Department to the Department of Agriculture the questions of law involved in the work of the Forest Service have made Mr. Woodruff intimately familiar with the workings of every phase of the public land laws. Mr. Woodruff was born in Dimock, Pa., Feb. 22, 1864. He spent most of his boyhood on a farm, taught school at 15, graduated first in his class from a state normal school, worked awhile on the farm, and in 1885 decided to enter Yale. At Yale he was Phi Beta Kappa. He was on four varsity teams, rowed on four crews, and was a member of the track team. In his senior year he was captain of the Yale crew, which never lost a race during his college course. He is a member of Phi Epsilon and of the Yale Skull and Bones Society

News Briefs: Go out in the garden and dig some horseradish. It's good for you at this time of the year. AND Now that the warm spring days are on deck, the baseball fever is beginning to make itself felt among the sporting element. Groups gather and discuss the matter before and after school hours. In fact, some of the enthusiasts of that sport have already used their pedal extremities in making a home run on the diamond.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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