March 30 1906/2006
Susquehanna - The Journal has suspended publication here and the outfit purchased by the Transcript. We understand it will be moved to Montrose, to print a Christian paper. AND W. S. Porter, a salesman at the Susquehanna branch music store of Munn & Co., met with a peculiar experience. Mr. Porter, believing that "cleanliness is next to godliness," was enjoying ablutions at his hotel when the bath tub collapsed, resulting in a laceration of one of his pedal extremities. The wound was dressed by Dr. D. J. Peck. Mr. Porter says that hereafter if bathing becomes necessary during his sojourn in our midst, he will utilize the Susquehanna river, jumping from the bridge, with official consent of the county commissioners.
Fairdale - Edgar Bolles has just received from Gettysburg a very fine pair of elk horns, through the kindness of Mr. Calvin Hamilton, superintendent of the National Cemetery. The antlers are more highly prized as they have long been on exhibition at the house of Mr. F. Z. Rosensteel on the historic spot, "Little Round Top." They were formerly brought from Western Nebraska.
Dimock - A telephone meeting was held Saturday evening, March 24, 06, at the home of Fred Bunnell. After careful consideration it was decided that the Montrose Telephone & Telegraph Co. system was much preferable and the amount was soon raised to extend their lines to John Struppler's house and work will be commenced at once. F. H. Bunnell, H. A. Stone, John Struppler, F. E. Bunnell, E. W. Sloat, Geo. E. Carey, B.B. Bunnell, G. G. Seely, J. E. Rice and other parties will have phones on this line. AND Monday, the 19th, a blizzard struck this part of the county. The snow is piled in high drifts.
Bridgewater Twp. - E. M. Foster, whose death was recorded last week, was born April 11, 1828 at Bridgewater, Pa. He died at Ord, March 3, '06. He was married to Emeline Follet June 3, 1851, at Montrose. He enlisted in the war of the rebellion during the latter days of that struggle. In 1882 he settled down in Pleasant Valley, but later moved to Ord, where he has lived for the past 14 years. He was the father of 6 children, 5 of whom are still living. There are also 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He has a surviving brother 82 years old and a sister 80 years old, in Susquehanna County. --Ord, Nebraska Quiz
Montrose - A delightfully novel and unique evening was enjoyed by the members of the senior class and High School teachers last Friday at the home of Prof. and Mrs. Sipple. The invitation requested each guest to impersonate a character from Mother Goose. As a result, a motley number of grotesque costumed figures had assembled. So elaborately and carefully were the costumes arranged that no one could recognize the staid and dignified senior class and teachers of the M.H.S. After a half hour of mum sociability, for the characters were masked and sought to hide their identity by not conversing, the prize was awarded to Little Jack Horner (Tom Davies). After unmasking a pretty program, painted in water colors,was given to each guest. A later and fascinating feature of the evening was telling the fortunes of each guest by Madame Wah-ta-wah.
Glenwood - The familiar figure of James McAloon will be seen on our streets no more. He has been on a visit to his son for the last six weeks, in Wilkes-Barre, returning home on Thursday of last week, stopping with A. W. McAloon. He was not feeling well and Dr. Decker was called, but the summons had come, the last roll call had sounded, and the poor old soldier, "Jimmie Den," was no more. He was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Barklin, from which place he will be buried, Tuesday, March 27th. The old veterans will act as pall bearers and the remains of Comrade Denn will be hidden from view. So farewell old comrade, your last march is ended.
Little Meadows - Jasper Jennings wrote the following about Little Meadows: Indian relics found in the township were flint arrow heads, stone pottery and pestles for pounding corn. Nicholas, Ben Shanks and Seth were three of the last Indians known to have inhabited this part of the country--they came from their reservation near Binghamton to hunt and fish in this vicinity. The first death in the township was that of Henia, wife of Reuben Beebe, in 1807; Joseph Beebe and Eunice Beardslee were the first married, in 1807; the first grist mill was built by Beniah Barney in 1811 the first saw mill by David Barney and Belden Read in 1816. In 1906 the population was about 210.
East Rush - Our blacksmiths are not very busy these days. Anyone wanting a nice job done call on our boys. Your work done while you wait.
Friendsville - The members of A.O.H., No. 3, celebrated St. Patrick's day in a jovial manner, marching to St. Francis Xavier's church in a body, where services were rendered by the Rev. B. Y. Driscol, after which they repaired to their hall which was prettily decorated for the occasion with green and they and their friends partook of a bounteous dinner. The remainder of the day was spent in playing Pedro. The prizes awarded to, Misses Margaret Keenan, Mary Walsh, Messrs. P. J. Byrne and J. McCormick.
Harford - Miss Rogers is expected from New York City in a few days with a new line of millinery goods.
Great Bend - Great Bend is to have another large store. Peter Dermody, of Cochecton, N.Y., having leased the Kistler block, where he will open a general store the first of the month.
New Milford - Stewart R. Carpenter, who for some time has assisted Albert Barlow in carrying the mails between New Milford and Thompson, dropped dead at Lakeside, March 19, 1906. He had been to New Milford and was on his return trip. On his arrival at Lakeside he carried the pouch into the Postoffice. When it had been returned to him he placed it in the cutter and in attempting to get in himself fell to the ground and expired. The body was taken care of and later removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. E. A. Packer, who resides at Lakeside.
Gibson - Miss Fuller, a returned missionary from Africa, gave an interesting talk last Sunday evening in the M.E. church. Miss Fuller is a resident of South Gibson.
Compiled By: Betty Smith