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May 17 1907/2007

Montrose - The ice wagon of Keough & Deuel, ice dealers, has put on a new dress of paint for the summer. The use of opera glasses is unnecessary to discover the fact. The young men, who will "keep us cool" this summer, believe in improvements--and what better way can be adopted to invite patronage? AND Walter Brugler, who escaped from the Montrose jail a few weeks ago, was captured at Poughkeepsie, NY. Sheriff Pritchard started after him Sunday, returning Tuesday night.

Harford - E. A. Smith, Heart Lake photographer, secured a good picture of the old fair ground, for the [Mr. Thatcher's] book. This ground is in the rear of the present hotel of F. J. Skeel, formerly the old Waldron tavern. The land sloped to the southeast, and travelers on the Gibson road often stopped, just above the home of R. R. Thatcher, to watch the crowd in the enclosure, and listen to the band. The society held eight fairs here; then because of cramped conditions, removed to their present location.

Jones Lake, Bridgewater Twp. - While canoeing at the Lake, the first of the week, Lawrence Allen and Miss Maude Tucker, two young people of this place, had a narrow escape from drowning. The couple was seated in the canoe about 50 ft. from the shore and in a spirit of fun the young lady rocked the boat. It unexpectedly "turned turtle" and both were soon struggling in the water, unable to hold onto the canoe, which was decked and kept turning over whenever they attempted to lay their hands upon it. Miss Tucker once lost her hold entirely, going under the surface, and it was only by diving that young Allen succeeded in bringing her to the top. Both were able to swim, but their clothing and the icy water hampered their efforts. Finally, after a long struggle, they managed to steady the canoe so that they were able to paddle to shore with their hands, both being nearly exhausted. At the home of C. S. Williams they were given dry clothing and otherwise cared for, and later were able to walk home, weary and bedraggled and somewhat the worse for an experience which they do not care to have duplicated.

Lanesboro/Susquehanna - The Susquehanna river, at a point bout a mile north of Lanesboro, was the scene Tuesday afternoon of an accident, which threatened the lives of four residents of Susquehanna. Messrs. Henry C. Miller, James Gibb, Clarence Wright and Miller Wright, were enjoying a pleasure ride in Hon. C. F. Wright's motor boat, when the gasoline which accumulated in the bottom of the boat, as a result of leakage, ignited, following the lighting of a match, setting fire to the boat and threatening its destruction. The occupants plunged into the river and reached shore safely. The boat was badly damaged, and will necessarily have to be sent to the makers for repairs.

Brooklyn - While driving to the Foster [Hop Bottom] station one day last week, W. C. Taylor met with an accident. His horse's bridle broke. Mr. Taylor, thinking he could get to the animal's head before she started to run, jumped from the wagon; but the horse was too quick for him. She jumped at the same moment and ran nearly half the way from Foster to Brooklyn. Overtaking the stage, the two wagons clashed, smashing Taylor's wagon quite badly, while the stage wagon, which was heavily loaded, remained uninjured. Mr. Taylor's sister, unable to escape from the wagon, took a perilous ride behind the runaway horse, but fortunately escaped without serious injury when the horse was stopped.

Forest City - Six graduated at the tenth annual commencement at Forest City High School. Mary Conoran, the Salutatorian spoke about "Life's Voyage"; Mary I. Fallon spoke of "School Life: Its Joys and Difficulties;" Kathryn V. Krantz, the class palmist, took great pains to discover the failures of her classmates and found much pleasure in disclosing them to their friends--but also read their failures to a happy end; Florence A. Stull gave an essay on "Thought and Action;" Molly R. McGrath willed away the class property and Rebecca Ludlow's Valedictory address was on "Change," following the course of civilization from the early ages to the present day.

Lynn - D. Tiffany is erecting a new building for the purpose of an art gallery.

Rhiney Creek, Liberty Twp. - E. J. Fish has sold his old gray "Nell" to G. Baker, near Hallstead. Consequently he is breaking his colt to take her place.

South New Milford - Milk train "No. 2" has a fine new milk wagon made in South Gibson.

South Gibson - F. D. Morris, Montrose druggist, was at South Gibson on Monday, supervising the erection of a soda water fountain in Pritchard's Sons' store, which he recently sold to them.

Dundaff -The opening dance of the season will be held at Rivenburg's Hall, Friday evening, May 17th, Firth's orchestra, of Carbondale, furnishing music.

Uniondale - Harvey Smith received a car load of ashes from a lime kiln and is retailing it for fertilizing gardens.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - We expect a rural free delivery on this road in the near future, although it will be impossible to travel this road in the winter months.

Silver Lake Twp. - The death of Thos. Buckley occurred May 4th, 1907, aged 94 years. He was one of the pioneers of Susquehanna County. Born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1813, he left his native land and all that was near and dear to him while yet a boy to seek his fortune in a strange land. His only capital was good health, a strong frame, and faith in God to succeed. Upon arriving in this country he worked for some time in New York and Schenectady, where he was married. With his bride and a few friends he started for Susquehanna County, led on by the great inducements held out to settlers by Dr. Robert H. Rose, at that time owner of thousands of acres of land at Silver Lake. Mr. Buckley had a family of 11 children, 10 of whom survive him. His remains were laid in St. Augustine's cemetery, that old acre of ground where lie the remains of all that grand old Catholic colony who settled and cleared that section of country, including the fathers and mothers of archbishops, bishops and priests and sisters of charity.

News Briefs: Last Saturday morning, May 11, the ground was covered with snow. Tuesday, the day was uncomfortably warm, the mercury being around 80 in the shade during the hottest part of the day. Farmers have been making the most of the warm weather by getting in their oats, the weather having been so unfavorable that a few had been able to sow them previous to this change.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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