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May 05 1916/2016

Hallstead – In an effort to prevent the Lackawanna railroad from going through his land, Wm. Florance, a prosperous farmer here has put up two large flagpoles, floating the stars and stripes, and dares the workmen to haul them down. At the local offices of the company, it was said the land on the Florance farm has been condemned and that the company’s tracks are already in place. The situation has been investigated lately, they explained—but it is not likely that the floating of the flags will have any effect. Attorney for the Lackawanna has declared that Florance knew of the land being condemned, and of the tracks being put into place, and had heard something of the flag incident, but expected no trouble. There is no law on the statute books that will prevent the company from taking possession of the land, regardless of the flags.

Montrose – During the Court session on Monday morning wife slayer, Albert Hughes, was denied a new trial and was sentenced to not less than 10 years and no more than 20 years at the Eastern penitentiary, by the Hon. Ralph B. Little.  In the marital troubles of Florence and Archie Kent, brought by Mrs. Kent charging non-support, the judge granted her $200 per annum, sum to be paid quarterly.  ALSO The safe at the Lehigh Valley station was blown open Tuesday morning, supposedly by yeggmen, who secured about $100 in cash and the same amount in checks. Entrance was gained by forcing a window on the south side of the station and a powerful explosive was used, probably nitro-glycerine. The safe was badly wrecked, a portion of it being hurled through a partition. A Lehigh Valley detective investigated but found nothing to lead to the criminals.

East Lynn – Helen Ward, the 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ward, has not missed a day of school in two years, and she has missed only one word in spelling during the last year. A remarkable record.

Harford – Mary Davis, one of our High school girls, died suddenly last Saturday morning.  Prayer was held over the body Sunday morning when it was removed to the home on Union Hill. The funeral was held Tuesday and many of her schoolmates and the teacher attended.

Brooklyn – Next Sunday will be automobile day at the Universalist church. All owning machines have promised to bring people to church who have no means of conveyance from outlying parts. It is fully expected that a great many will avail themselves of this kindness. ALSO Four of our school teachers have resigned. Principal Tewksbury is going to College to fit himself for a higher grade of teaching, while the future movements of the other teachers are veiled in mystery.

Lake View – The Lake View men will have a wood Bee Tuesday to get wood for the new minister.

Dimock – Elias Titman, Dimock’s official observer and weather bureau, was in town [Montrose] Monday and reported that he measured snow to the depth of 25 inches on April 29th.

Jessup/Peckville, Lackawanna County – Mrs. Margaret Llewellyn, of Peckville, has filed suit for $10,000 damage against Thomas O’Connor, a Jessup druggist. Her husband purchased from the druggist bi-chloride of mercury tablets with suicidal intent. She claims that the druggist had no right to sell her husband the tablets as he was not a resident of Jessup.

Friendsville/Birchardville – A rural mail route between Friendsville and Birchardville was established May 1st, and the many patrons are very grateful to Mr. McMahon, of Friendsville, and Mr. Turrell, of Birchardville, who worked so faithfully to have this route established. The patrons hope it will be extended to Montrose at a not distance date.

Bridgewater Twp. – Mrs. A. M. Snow, of Franklin Forks, was very seriously injured Monday afternoon, when thrown from a wagon, at the railroad crossing near Harrington’s Mills. In the wagon were Mr. and Ms. Calvin Peck, Aaron Stockholm and E. L. Bailey and Mrs. Snow, all of Franklin Forks, being brought to Montrose by Mr. Peck.  The team became frightened at the crossing, as an engine came out of a switch, and the team dashed down the tracks. Mrs. Snow was thrown out and received very serious injuries about the head, the skull being fractured. Some ribs were also broken. She was taken to the home of Dr. F. S. Birchard, where she is being treated.  Her condition is still very grave, as of last night, and her daughter, Mrs. Earl Tiffany, of Hallstead, is with her. Mr. Stockholm was also thrown from the wagon and considerably cut and scratched about the face but was able to return to his home the same day.

Uniondale – The Woman’s Suffrage Club will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Harry Coleman, Friday evening.

Susquehanna – Susquehanna Grange met on the evening of April 21.  Following the regular business everyone told a humorous story. Then Sister Ada Jones gave some helpful hints on remodeling a house. The next meeting an interesting program on raising poultry will be given. Refreshments were served appropriate for Easter by Sisters Emma Wells, Nancy Bacon and Bro. Byron Robinson.

Kingsley – The Ladies’ Aid Society of the M. E. church will serve dinner at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Benning, on Wednesday, May 10.  Ladies bring thimbles, as they are to tie a quilt.

Herrick – A. B. Tingley, one of the best known men of this place, died following an operation at Emergency hospital, Carbondale, April 20, 1916. He was born in Greenfield township, Lackawanna county, 76 years ago, the son of Benjamin Tingley, a pioneer of that section. When ten years of age he went to Harford and was educated in the school of that town.  When 21 years of age he bought a farm in northern Herrick, which he soon sold and bought the farm where he has resided since 1869, the time of his marriage to Miss Julia Follett.

TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO - from the Centinel. Montrose, Pa, of May 7, 1816. MARRIED –In this town, on Sunday last, by David Post Esq. Mr. Henry Eldridge, to Miss Susan Cook, daughter of Wm. Cook.  ALSO New York, April 13. Captain Collins arrived at Boston in 43 days from Teneriffe, informs, that there was a fleet of transports at that place, bound to St. Helena, having on board the Frame of a Palace, to be erected for Napoleon Bonaparte. ALSO The legislature of Virginia, by unanimous vote, have requested of Judge Washington to have the late General and his wife confided to their charge, for the purpose of being interred near the capitol at Richmond, beneath a monument to be erected there at the expense of the State.  In reply in the letter of “Governor Nicholas making this request, Judge Washington says—“Obligations more sacred than anything which concerns myself—obligations with which I cannot dispense, command me to retain the mortal remains of my venerable uncle, in the family vault where they are deposited. It is his own will and that will is to me a law, which I dare not disobey. He has himself directed that his body should be placed there, and I cannot separate it from those of his near relatives, by which it is surrounded. [George Washington died 14 Dec 1799 and was interred at Mt. Vernon, as requested in his will. In 1831 his remains and those of Martha and other family members were moved to a new tomb at Mt. Vernon, the old tomb being in disrepair.]

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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