May 09 1913/2013
Gibson - The Supreme Court in Philadelphia has handed down an opinion affirming the decree of the Orphan’s Court of Susquehanna County in the contest over the will of Jesse L. Holmes. The case has been pending in the courts since the death of Holmes, which occurred in 1909. It involved the disposition of an estate valued at $100,000. By the decision of the Supreme Court the bulk of the estate will go to Miss Ethel M. Resseguie, a niece, of South Gibson.
New Milford - A. Pettis, one of New Milford’s well known and highly respected citizens, died at his home April 29, 1913, from the effects of a paralytic stroke. Mr. Pettis was born in New York state in September 1847. When sixteen years of age he enlisted in Co. F, New York Cavalry and served until the close of the Civil War. When a young man he came to New Milford and has since resided in this vicinity. He married Cornelia Gunn, daughter of the late William Gunn, of New Milford township. Two children were born to them, both of whom are dead. He was a member of the G. A. R. and took pride in displaying his Grand Army Button. He was a quiet, unassuming man who took great pleasure in his home life. He is survived by his wife, three brothers and one sister.
Heart Lake - F. T. Mack, the popular proprietor of the Heart Lake resort, is a busy man these days, making plans for a large Fourth of July celebration at the Lake this year. Mr. Mack is sparing no pains to make this the largest and most successful celebration ever held at that place and we can assure that this year will be no exception and that Mr. Mack will give his patrons exactly what he advertises in the line of attractions, etc., as he has demonstrated in his celebrations the past five years. ALSO: B. H. Stark will conduct the Griffing boarding house this year. The house has been newly furnished and under Mr. Stark’s efficient management, will be a desirable place for the summer outing seekers. There is a big demand for board at Heart Lake, ordinarily exceeding the accommodations.
Montrose - St. Paul’s Episcopal church has been undergoing extensive improvements which are now completed and services will be held there the coming Sabbath. The church presents a delightful appearance and one will seldom see a church in a small town to equal it. The sidewall is a Tiffany blending in light brown with ivory ceiling. The wood--work is finished in old oak and the chancel in Delf blue and gold, the whole making a strikingly harmonious effect. ALSO: For Sale, cheap to quick buyer, combination saddle and driving horse, kind and gentle; rubber tire road wagon and harness, both nearly new. R. D. Cruser, Montrose. ALSO: Chief of Police Rosenfeld has made it understood that hereafter all automobiles exceeding the borough speed limits, or who appear after dusk without lamps lighted (including tail--lights) will be arrested.
Fowler Hill, Auburn Twp. - Harry Pickett and wife passed over the Hill, Thursday and J. Carter passed over the Hill, Monday. At Auburn 4 Corners the 7th annual banquet of the Auburn High School was held at the I. O. O. F. hall, Saturday evening, May 3, 1913. Supper was served to about 35. The menu was: Tomato soup, baked fish, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, Mexican salad with wafers, white bread, brown bread, sweet gherkins, celery, green olives, punch, fruits, nuts, cheese, wafers, coffee, angel food cake, checkerboard cake, nut ice cream with strawberries.
Hop Bottom - The boys are very slow in getting their base ball team started. Something should be done at once to secure the grounds, and get them into shape for the season. The field makes an excellent play ground for the smaller boys and our citizens ought to see to it that they secure the grounds at once before the long vacation begins.
Forest City - A large number of Main street property holders attended a public meeting in the Borough hall, called by the council, and from the sentiment expressed the prospect is good for getting the street paved during the present season. The new engineer gave data of the cost of brick paving jobs in towns down the valley. His figures would indicate that a brick pave for a 33 ft. street, with curbing, would cost in the neighborhood of $5.00 a running foot for each property holder. There was also sentiment expressed that if possible Main street should be improved its entire length, a macadam road taking place of brick in the residential sections. There will be another meeting of the property holders in the near future.
Bradford County - The sheriff has had the pay for keeping prisoners increased from 25 cents to 30 cents per day.
Silver Lake - The valuable, heavily lumbered real estate in the Rose estate, comprising of more than 1000 acres, and is said to be one of the most valuable timber tracts in the State, will be sold at auction May 15. Some 25 men have already looked the tract over with intention of buying, including Cortez Jennings, of Towanda, a prominent Bradford county lumber dealer. Inquiries regarding it have been received from all parts of the east and as far south as North Carolina.
Dimock - T. B. Williams, perhaps the oldest man in Dimock, being past 90 years, seems to be busy most of the time with his chores and preparing the ground for his garden, which is generally the best in Dimock Corners.
Brooklyn - Elmer Breed has had a modern milking machine installed in his barn by means of which he is able to milk his herd of 40 cows in about one half the time usually taken. F. B. Titus, of Lansdowne, Pa. and G. H. Terry, of this place, did the work of installing the plant.
Springville - J. P. Aldrich has the frame for his new barn up. Who says Springville is not growing? There is the new hardware store of D. D. Layton, the two new dwellings built by Elias Titman; Bert Thomas is acquiring property in town quite rapidly by purchasing the mill of James Blakeslee and now he has purchased the dwelling house of Homer Young and will take possession as soon as the garage, with its rooms for a family on the second and third floors, is ready for Mr. Young to move in.
Gelatt - Parties who own a damaged auto are like a street or striker—they walk.
Highlands, New Milford Twp. – Roy Kilbourn killed a rattlesnake on May 1 which measured 4 feet, 4 inches in length.
Rush - Sunday next, which is widely known as Mothers’ Day, will be observed in the Baptist church. Those who have mothers living may wear a pink or red flower, and those whose mothers are dead, a white flower.
Clifford - The new road tractor is developing decided tendencies to pull. So far so good! ALSO: M. M. Robinson has received his new auto, a 30--horse power Overland. C. G. Stephens, of Lenoxville, also has a new 45--horse power Overland.
Franklin Forks - The band has a new pagoda. Dr. C. W. Caterson furnished the lumber. ALSO Philip Wheaton is laying the foundation for a fine new barn.
Compiled By: Betty Smith