March 29 1918/2018
Eight More Soldiers Called Into Service – The drafted men will report to Sheriff Taylor, Monday, April 1st, at four o’clock p.m. They will leave for Camp Meade on the regular train over the Lehigh Valley the following morning. They are: Leo A. McHale, Susquehanna; Charles J. VanBell, Friendsville; Joseph A. Mullen, Friendsville; Edw. A. Benedict, Herrick Center’ Chas. E. Simpson, Great Bend; Arthur G. Pratt, Nicholson; Joe Steve Murin, Forest City; Domentrio Cruccitti, Susquehanna.
Susquehanna – The men in the Erie shops were put on an 11 hour day, and 7 days a week basis, beginning last Saturday. They now begin work at 6:30 a.m., have 45 minutes at noon, and quit at 6:15. About 2000 men are affected by the new system. ALSO Henry Wrought, of Lanesboro, was struck and instantly killed by a train in the Erie yards here. He is survived by a wife and several children.
Lawsville – Mrs. D.W. Bailey was very seriously burned Tuesday evening while attempting to remove a flaming lamp from the house. Her left hand and arm were very badly burned, also her left side. Her husband luckily was just about to enter the house at the time, and it was difficulty that the put out the flames which enveloped her body. Dr. Preston was called and made the patient as comfortable as possible.
Montrose – Maple syrup is being sold from the stores here for $2.10 per gallon. We understand that the producer gets $2.00 for it. ALSO The C-Nic Theater will be reopened to the public next Tuesday evening. The new proprietor, W.A. Welliver, has greatly improved the interior and has had the machine thoroughly rebuilt, while a new screen will give added brightness to the pictures.
Heart Lake – Perhaps few men of the county are better preserved for their years than Amasa Aldrich, who lives near the Lake. Although past eighty, he is able to do much light work, and says he feels much better for it. He assists his son, Fred, the superintendent at the Heart Lake icehouses, with his farm work, during his necessary absence from home.
New Milford – The 25th annual reception of Columbia Hose Company, No. 1, of New Milford, will be held in the New Milford opera house, Friday evening, April 5th, and promises to be an extraordinarily fine affair. Supper will be served from five o’clock until all are served. Fienbloom’s orchestra, of four pieces, of Binghamton, will furnish music for dancing. One-half of the net proceeds will be given to the Red Cross.
Springville – Anna B. Stevens & Co. can now furnish you with the prettiest, up-to-date, ready-trimmed hats imaginable, at lowest prices. Call on her and examine hats before purchasing. ALSO On Thursday last, Joe Comstock and Miss Gladys Gregory were married, and on Monday night the young people, and some not so young, tendered them an old-time “skimilton.”
South Gibson – March 17th, being Mrs. Alsada Tripp’s 85th birthday, a few of her many friends surprised her on Saturday afternoon. A very pleasant social time was spent in singing, recitations and well-chosen remarks. Refreshments were served.
Jackson – Rev. Palmer N. Taylor, for the past three years pastor of the Methodist church here and North Jackson, has resigned. He will take charge of the church at Randolph NY, having been transferred to the Erie conference. He was formerly pastor at Springville and Hopbottom, and is an energetic and able young clergyman.
Franklin Township – Hiram Sivers, a veteran of the Civil War, died on March 21, 1918. He had been to Montrose and while on his way to his home, the Samuel Turrell farm in this place, he became exhausted. His son later went in search of him and found him unconscious, his death occurring shortly afterwards. The deceased was 77 years of age and was a son of Jacob and Mahala Martin Sivers. He served with gallantry in the war of the rebellion and was credited with being one of the keenest Yankee sharpshooters. The deceased man had many good qualities, and his friends remember his bravery and sacrifice at a time when the nation was in peril. A wife and a number of grown children survive. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery.
South Montrose – Charles E. Mead, of South Montrose, has two sons in France, serving their country. Amsey, an electrician, who has been on French soil for the past two years, and Frank C., who is in regular military service. The boys are not only separated but neither knows what part of France the other is located, as they are frequently shifted from one point to another.
Clifford – The people in this town and vicinity were shocked and saddened by the death of one of our best-known and loved young men, Ralph Bennett, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bennett, aged about 24 years. He enlisted about three months ago, was sent first to Fort Slocum, then to Camp Hancock, GA, and next to Camp Merritt to await orders for “somewhere in France.” He was attacked with measles, followed by pneumonia, which resulted in his death. His father was with him when he passed away, his mother being in too poor health to go to him.
200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, March 28, 1818.
*DIED. In this township [Bridgewater], on Thursday last, Miss Cyntha Rockwell, daughter of William Rockwell.
*AN APPRENTICE WANTED. Smart, active lad, about sixteen years old, is wanted by the subscriber as an apprentice to the Carpenter and Joiner business. Good encouragement will be given to one who can come well recommended. HIRAM PLUM. Montrose, March 28, 1818.
*GOING—GOING! The subscriber calculates soon to remove from this place to the State of New York, therefore all persons who have demands against him are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will save cost by making an immediate settlement. JAMES COOK. March 28, 1818.
*N. RAYNOR. Respectfully informs the public that he has on hand and offers for sale a general assortment of Goods, cheap for cash or country produce. Also a constant supply of good Whiskey, by the barrel or hogshead, which will be sold on a short credit if the pay can be made sure. N.B. All persons indebted to him must Call and settle immediately or they must be compelled to do the same. Montrose, Jan. 30th, 1818.
Compiled By: Betty Smith