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May 16 1913/2013

Susquehanna - C. F. Wright ceased to be State Treasurer and turned over the keys of the office to his successor, Robert K. Young, who was elected at the general election last fall. Mr. Wright retires from office with one of the best records ever made by an official of this State and his departure from Harrisburg was a source of deep regret to all the officials and employees of the State who have come in contact with him during the three years that he has filled the position. ALSO: Walter Rutan, fireman, stationed at Susquehanna, running between that place and Hornell, says that the job of firing is not a “cinch” by any means, for in a day’s run he has to shovel 32 tons of coal.

New Milford - Of late there has been considerable complaint about town of thieving and malicious mischief. Coal, wood, chickens and other articles have been stolen. One night last week some malicious person, or persons, entered Mrs. Ainey’s yard and picked nearly all of the handsome flowers that she had taken so much care and expense to raise. These flowers were not only beautiful, but rare and different from anything ever before raised here. The guilty parties should be brought to justice as an example to others that such wanton maliciousness will not be tolerated. ALSO: The handsome residence of Lee J. DeWitt was totally consumed by fire on Wednesday. Sparks caught in the roof from torches being used to burn out worms’ nests in apple trees in the yard.

Auburn Twp. - The supervisors purchased a $2000 outfit to make good roads with and it seems to be rather an expensive luxury and so far has made heavy expense for the amount of work accomplished. Burns 20 gallons of gasoline a day, when all goes well, and three men to run it. ALSO: Ben C. Crawford, of Dinula, Cal., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Leo Bolles and other relatives in this vicinity. Mr. Crawford has worked in 14 states of the union. Ten years ago he married and settled near Lake Tulare, in the raisin district, 30 miles from Fresno. This is his first visit to his native home in 17 years

Liberty Twp. - Neal Stanford has returned from Binghamton where she has worked for some time. Mrs. Stanford has bought some hens and a cow and will stay on her place this summer.

Montrose - Geo. B. Felker is kept very busily employed now--a--days supplying his famous soft drinks. You can do Mr. Felker and Montrose both a good turn by always asking for Mr. Felker’s goods when asking for any of the temperance beverages—and contribute to your own well being, for all goods of his manufacture are delightful to the taste and made from the very best of materials.

Little Meadows - Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bergin were in Montrose to attend “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream,” at the high school, in which their daughter, Miss Lyda, took part in one of the leading roles.

Great Bend - The graduating class will hold its commencement exercises in the M. E. Church on Monday evening, May 19. The following will graduate—Warren Colsten, Florence Hunt, Nellie Thomas, Byron Jacobs, Edna Ford and Thomas Murray. ALSO: Leon Severson, the mail carrier, has purchased a new Metz automobile.

Prospect Hill, Jessup Twp. - Some time ago Frank Underhill performed a successful operation on his face for a wart.

Silver Lake - Eight hundred acres of timber, most of which is primeval forest, was sold to the highest bidder, F. D. Gallup, of Smethport, who secured the entire tract on the Rose property, for $60,000. Mr. Gallup stated that he would cut the timber off so as to best conserve it, letting the growing timber remain to mature, and not leaving an unsightly tract when the cutting had been completed. Rev. Mr. Russell, a landowner here, would be given an opportunity to buy along the lakefront, thus retaining much of the beauty of the lake.

Oakley - The Lackawanna has machinery and men at work on the cut--off near the Oakley crossing, preparatory to building the concrete bridge over the wagon road, a short distance above the old crossing.

St. Joseph - Miss Margaret Sweeney, for many years a teacher in the Indian Government School at Carlisle, Pa., is expected home next month to spend the summer.

Forest City - Friday was a day of accidents in the Clifford mine. Frank Melec, the first victim, received a broken leg by a fall of rock; James Brady was painfully injured about the head, and Jacob Malich was burned by an explosion of powder. All were removed to Emergency Hospital, Carbondale.

Leraysville, Bradford County - David Porter Beebe, a native of Susquehanna Co., who spent his young manhood here, died at Kalkaska, April 21, 1913. He was 74 years of age and is survived by his wife, who was Miss Ellen M. Ross, and to whom he was married July 4, 1861. The deceased was a member of Co. H, 143d Regiment, P.V.I., serving until after the Battle of Chancellorsville, when by over marching and exposure, he contracted typhoid fever, from the effects of which he never fully recovered.

Binghamton, NY - Sunday and Monday mornings we had an old ripper of a frost. It killed all of the early vegetables and fruit. The strawberry crop is ruined by the freeze. [Killing frosts were also reported in Susquehanna County].

Brooklyn - Ephriam Pratt died at his home near here on May 7, 1913. He was the son of Albert Pratt, being of an old and well-known family. He married Rachel Waterman, who with one son, still survive. He was a veteran of the Civil War.

County Jail - Two prisoners attempted to get out of jail within a few weeks, but were discovered by Sheriff Reynolds before they could effect and escape. They pried up a part of the floor in their cell with a steam pipe they had wrenched loose, their intention being to get into the cellar and out into the jail yard by the coal chute. Then they would attempt scaling the wall. Later they had a short-term prisoner, when he was released, buy them some tobacco, and also two hacksaws, at a local hardware store. When the prisoner came back with the tobacco, the sheriff accompanied him to the cell when he handed it to them, and he had no opportunity to rid himself of the saws. Receiving a telephone message from the store, of the purchase of the saws, the sheriff had the “go-between” hand over the implements under threat of going back to his cell. The prisoners who attempted to escape were taken to the penitentiary last week.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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