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May 08 1902/2002

Elk Lake - Our Dimock stage driver, Canfield Estus, has purchased a large wagon which he will use for the accommodation of passengers. AND The clubhouse of the Elk Lake gunning club is nearly completed, under the management of S. A. Young.

Harford - The Harvey S. Rice Post will observe Decoration Day. They will meet at Odd Fellows' Hall at 1 o'clock, march to the cemetery and decorate the soldiers' graves, then return to the hall where there will be a program of music and speaking. AND The graduating exercises of the Harford graded school were held in the Congregational church last Friday evening. The church was beautifully decorated and the exercises exceptionally fine. There were nine graduates: Paul Corse, John Bailey, William Sherwood, Normah Darrow, Charlottie Stearns, Maud Wilcox, Velma Little, Ethel Tiffany, Lizzie Esterbrook.

Susquehanna - Cards have been received by friends in this place announcing the marriage of Mr. William Arthur Skinner, a well-known and prominent attorney of Susquehanna, to Miss Grace Madge Burrhus, a popular and accomplished young lady, also of Susquehanna, the ceremony taking place on Wednesday, April 30, 1902. [B. F. (Burrhus Frederick) Skinner, the noted behavioral psychologist, was the son of William and Grace.] AND Jesse Westervelt, of this place, a soldier of the Spanish-American war, has been granted a pension of $6 per month for a wound in the face, received in a battle in China. AND Wm. E. Kelly, of Montrose, on Friday evening graduated from the Philadelphia Dental College, and for a time, will located in this place with his brother, Dr. J. D. Kelly.

Franklin Forks - The work of drilling at Salt Springs is progressing finely; hope in another week to be able to chronicle houses all lit up with natural gas.

Lenoxville - The firm of Miller & Brownell are now ready to supply their friends with groceries and provisions.

Birchardville - On Monday evening the old soldiers and citizens met at the church to make arrangements for Decoration Day. The following committees were appointed-Committee on speaker, Asa Warner, C. E. Fessenden; on music, Mrs. J. S. Hosford, May Birchard, Emma Melhuish, Fannie Boyd; on flowers, Mrs. F. S. Bolles, Mrs. A. J. McKeeby, Mrs. G. B. Strange, Mrs. E. Slauson, Mrs. F. H. Ball, Mrs. I. Melhuish, Mrs. M. E. Birchard, Flora and Amy Ball, Emma Melhuish and Effie Southwell. The floral committee are requested to gather what flowers they can and meet at the hall on the afternoon of May 29, to make wreaths and arrange the flowers. Let the people turn out and help to decorate the graves of our fallen heroes.

South Montrose - Preparations have commenced on the Ballentine farm toward erecting the summer residence there.

Lakeside - Anyone wishing to buy a two-seated market wagon would do well to call on Mrs. John Oliver, Lakeside.

Hallstead - The remains of Merritt Monell were brought from Owego on Tuesday and buried at Hasbrouck cemetery. He was killed while boarding a train. He leaves a wife and 8 children, a mother, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Honesdale - James Henry Sutton, aged 86 years, died at his home in Honesdale, April 30. He was born near Snake Creek, this county, on April 28, 1817, and for several years worked at the tinsmith's trade in this place. The entire family, consisting of 12 members, became octogenarians, with but one exception, a son who was accidentally killed.

Montrose - As announced in our last issue, the east window of the Central Drug Store was lighted on Tuesday evening by natural gas from the promising oil field in Franklin township. The gas burned freely and with intense heat, proving beyond a possibility of doubt that it is the genuine article. Much interest was manifested in the test and the Central Drug Store was thronged with a curious crowd for several hours.

Springville - Miss Mabel Pritchard began a two months' select school in the Academy on May 5th. AND Anna Barnes Stevens has bought out Mrs. Paxton's (nee Grattan) millinery, etc., and continues in the business at her own home and opposite the M.E. church, and at the old stand. She will be remembered, and it will be a pleasure to many that she has again taken up the business. Dress goods and dressmaking will be in connection with the millinery.

Uniondale - It looks as if Mr. Frank Westgate was prepared to satisfy the wants of anyone wishing any kind of farming tools, he has just got in one carload of Adriance Buckeye mowers, reapers, plows, harrows, cultivators, lumber wagons &c, he has some of those 1000 mile axle buggies that are dandies. Boys, where is your girl.

Forest Lake - Bessie and Essie McKeeby expect to go to Delhi about the middle of this month, where they will have work in a silk mill.

Lestershire (Johnson City, NY) - It is now asserted that the rumors that Lestershire is to have another immense shoe factory are to be confirmed. J. E. Tilt, the great Chicago shoe manufacturer, has formed a $4,000,000 company and will erect one of the largest factories in the worked there, on which work is to be commenced at once.

New Milford - A. C. Barrett, Esq., a prominent aspirant to legislative honors, subject to the action of the Republican convention, was a welcome caller at this office, the Independent Republican, Montrose

News Briefs: Straw hats and barefooted boys are gradually making their appearance. AND A recent State law requires that the loose stones shall be removed from the highways once a month from April to October in each year. Road supervisors should see that this is done. AND There's a fortune in store for the man who invents a garden spade that will seem as light to a boy when he is preparing an onion bed as when he is digging for fish worms. AND Forepaugh & Sells' big circus will be at Wilkes-Barre May 19. It is the largest show now in existence.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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