May 13 1899/1999
Rush - The Rush Cornet Band accepted the invitation of Michael Hill to his residence on last Friday evening. The band report a splendid time being royally entertained by the genial host and his family. Mr. Hill and his talented daughter entertained the band with violin and organ and the band discoursed some excellent music. Refreshments were served and wit, humor and music ruled the fleeting hours. It was morning before the party retired to their couches. AND Wilmot Hillis, of Alpina, South Dakota is on a visit to see his mother who is quite sick. Mr. Hillis is a successful druggist in Alpina.
Susquehanna - Miss Bessie Congdon, an accomplished and talented young lady, has entered St. Rose of Lima's Convent in Carbondale, as a postulant in the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. AND The Susquehanna Journal has just celebrated its 30th anniversary; for 28 years it has been edited and published by B.F. Pride.
Jackson - The farm dwelling-house, owned and occupied by Mrs. W. H. Whitmarsh and son, Lou, was completely destroyed Friday evening, May 5, in a fire which lasted but about an hour from the time the alarm was given until every wall had fallen in and this fine country home reduced to a mass of blackened and charred ruins. Many neighbors promptly aided in saving the contents of the building and although the fire was so rapid in its progress, nearly all inside was saved. By hard labor all the adjacent farm buildings were prevented from burning, although many times on fire.
Hopbottom - Mr. Robert Adams has opened a select school for small children. He is well-liked and gives good satisfaction.
Forest Lake Centre - Miss Florence Burr celebrated her eleventh birthday, May 16, by having a quilting. There were about thirty there, older ones to quilt and nineteen children of about her own age. The presents were numerous, useful and pretty, and all wished her many happy returns of her birthday. The dinner was very nice and included ice cream, cake and candy and was enjoyed by all.
Heart Lake - It is rumored that the popular "Spring House" is about to change hands, the present genial proprietor, Mr. U. E. Crofut, to be succeeded by a gentleman from Binghamton. Mr. Crofut established this delightful resort in 1893.
Hallstead - The Herald wisely suggests the abandonment of a careless practice of throwing mail wrappings, envelopes, circulars, etc., on the street at and near the post-office. This would be an advance step, as also would be the abolishment of the burning of papers in the roadways as is not infrequently done on the principal business streets. A revival of the Village Improvement Society might now be received with a spirit of co-operation which was lacking at its inauguration.
Choconut - A very sad picture is that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McGraw. Typhoid fever has entered that humble household and the entire family, consisting of now eleven members-father, mother and nine children-are prostrate with the dread disease. The ages of the sick range from seven to fifty years. Eight cases are in one room-two in a bed, which is a pitiable sight, and the family is in destitute circumstances. One son died over two weeks ago and two others are past recovery. One of the victims, a young lady, is a school teacher.
Kingsley - The concert given by the Kingsley Orchestra was a success and is said to be the best concert ever given in that place
New Milford - F. W. Boyle lost a good horse. The beast jumped the fence and was crossing the railroad track when train 18 struck him, killing him instantly. AND J. H. Safford and wife will entertain the Magazine Club at their cottage, at Heart Lake, next week.
Montrose - Mrs. Elizabeth Safford, now in her 88th year, has just completed a fine quilt all her own handwork. Every block and every stitch in the quilting was done by her, of which she is justly proud. AND The death of Miss Naomi Thomson occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Madge Johnson. for some time Miss Thomson had been afflicted with a kidney complaint, which seemed beyond the reach of medical aid. The deceased, with the exception of a few years, had always resided in Montrose, where she had a large circle of friends. The funeral was held in the African M.E. Zion church on Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. Miss Thomson is survived by a sister, Mrs. Johnson, and a brother, Arlington Thomson, both residents of this place.
Forest City - St. Agnes' Pioneer Corps will run an excursion from that place to Lanesboro on Tuesday, June 20.
Lenoxville - Mrs. Emory Whipple was at J. E. Severance's, this week, with a fine display of millinery goods.
Franklin Forks - Mrs. Eugene Osborn, of Harford, is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Harry Beebe, of this place. Mrs. Osborn had the misfortune to lose her wedding ring between Summersville and this place. It was a wide band, plain gold ring. The finder would be suitably rewarded by leaving the ring at H. W. Beebe's at Franklin forks.
Brooklyn - Rogers Post, No. 143, G.A.R., will attend services at the Universalist church, Sunday, May 28th; Rev. N. S. Sage, pastor, and a member of the Post, will preach the memorial sermon; all are cordially invited to attend and the members of the Post are requested to meet at the hall at half-past ten o'clock sharp, and march to the church.
Shew and Eagan - May 18, 1899 was the date set for the hanging of Shew and Eagan, inside the Montrose jail yard, for the murder of Jackson Pepper, of Rush. All preparations had been made, a gallows had been brought from Wilkes-Barre and all the details arranged for, when notice was received a few days ago, that Gov. Stone had granted a respite of 60 days.
Compiled By: Betty Smith