May 07 1909/2009
Gibson - The funeral of Hon. George B. Tiffany occurred at his late home in Gibson on Saturday. Mr. Tiffany served two terms in the State Legislature, 1899-01, serving as a colleague of Hon. James W. Adams, of Brooklyn and Hon. George Hill, of Silver Lake. While there he worked hard for the passage of the Erie Bonus Bill. When there was a call for volunteers at the time of Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania, young Tiffany responded, joining Co. D., 35th Regiment Pennsylvania Militia and was mustered into service in 1863. He was the son of the late Arunah Tiffany and was born on June 14, 1842, in the township where he died. On Jan. 7, 1874 he was married to Hattie Celinda, daughter of Lafayette and Harriet Payne Wilmarth, natives of this county.
Kingsley - The breaking of a car journal on a westbound freight Tuesday afternoon caused the tracks to be closed to traffic for three hours. The wrecking train from Scranton was sent quickly to the scene and by the aid of a traveling crane the car that had been derailed was swung bodily to one side, track replaced where the car had stood, and as the ties had not been badly torn up, the Lackawanna trains were soon making time and "making up" time. The freight was not moving very swiftly when the accident occurred otherwise the damage would have been great. ALSO C. L. Carpenter, a veteran hotel man, who conducted the Tennant House at Hopbottom for several years, is proprietor of Hotel Kingsley at Kingsley now, and from all reports has a house with tiptop patronage, as traveling men who know Mr. Carpenter and his estimable wife, always try to make Kingsley an objective point. This hotel is "dry" and Mr. Carpenter is bound that it shall be conducted straight and in full keeping with the law and will not have a bottle of Soda Pop on the premises, that somebody might wink and say that there might be a "stick" in it, and guests of the house have to get their birch beer at the grocery stores. Mr. Carpenter is a man, too, that runs his own house and has lots of friends who will wish him the best of success. Good hotel accommodations at Kingsley are essential for the comfort of a traveling public and nothing will be lacking under the present proprietorship.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - It seems as though the weather has broken the record in this part of the country, with snow up to the 2nd day of May.
Montrose - Vrooman Gardner will open a nickelet in the Shaurman building, in a store room occupied by Payne's stationary store, soon after May 15th. The sale of goods in store takes place tomorrow afternoon, and Mr. Gardner intends to take possession as soon as the goods are removed, and expects this will be shortly after May 15th. He has the moving picture machine ordered and other paraphernalia. The popularity of the nickelet leads to the belief that the town can support two, and it looks that way, as Montrose was slow in getting the "craze," but now has it "bad."
Forest City - The uniforms of the C.T.A.U. base ball club have arrived and are on exhibition in McCann's window. They are the swellest ever. The first game will probably be played May 9 on the home grounds which are fast being completed
Crystal Lake - The Scranton Automobile Association decided at a meeting on Friday to hold a series of club runs during the latter part of the summer and on July 10 will visit Crystal Lake. Other visits planned are: August 10 to Montrose and Sept. 4 to Harford. It is likely that anywhere from 25 to 50 cars participate in these runs and it is the intention of the touring committee to arrange for baseball games with teams at each place visited.
Hopbottom - They are about to open a cheese making business on the hill near Mrs. Tibbett's. ALSO The weather is against the farmers sowing oats or planting potatoes. Snow, rain, cold and unpleasant winds have made everything backward and caused lots of sickness. On April 29, 52 years ago, the snow was four feet on the level.
Little Meadows - There was a dance held at Little Meadows hall, last Friday night, under the management of Maurice Hickey and Joe O'Neil. All report a good time.
New Milford - Hereafter milk train No. 43, going west, leaving New Milford at 11:52 a.m., will carry passengers between Washington and Binghamton, making same stops from Washington to Scranton, as hitherto made by No. 4, and in addition making all station stops between Scranton and Binghamton, and those at Foster, Kingsley and Alford on flag.
Clifford - Our milliner, Mrs. Elmer Coil, has a fresh supply of spring goods.
Susquehanna - That Susquehanna will shortly have a reform wave to compel all saloon keepers and hotel men to observe the law was the statement made this afternoon. If the present plans are carried out, all saloon keepers and hotel men having nickel machines or penny machines in their places will be compelled to remove them. There will also be no selling on Sunday. The crusade is the result of a campaign now being waged in this state by the Anti-Saloon League.
Choconut - The old Indian Spring is being operated most successfully by Mr. Sweeney, the owner. He bottles the water which is famous both for its purity and its medicinal qualities and sells it in Montrose, Binghamton & c., and his trade in Binghamton being specially heavy, which attests the popularity of the water. Mr. Sweeney's address is Friendsville, Pa., R.F.D. No 1. He offers the springs or the farm for sale.
Dimock - Guy Lathrop is out with a handsome new rubber tire carriage, coming from Titman's Wagon Repository, Montrose.
Uniondale - Some of the boys think that Glenn Tennant had too much of a good thing at the Box Social, Friday evening last. Two nice lunches and two beauties. Glenn knows a good thing when he sees it. Glenn is day agent at the Erie depot and looks nice with brass buttons.
News Briefs - The new Pure Food and Drug law will mark it on the label of every Cough Cure containing Opium, Chloroform, or any other stupefying or poisonous drug. ALSO Many supervisors and path-masters have been giving attention to working the country roads, which will remain in very rough state until worn down by travel. A split log drag would very quickly place them in a better condition. The soft earth thrown up into the roadway soon becomes filled with deep ruts which often remain for weeks and are about like plowed fields to drive over.
Compiled By: Betty Smith