May 23 1913/2013
Brooklyn - J. W. Adams is having his house modernized by the installation of a fine bathroom outfit. Terry is the plumber.
Harford - All old soldiers and the people of Harford ad vicinity are requested to meet at Odd Fellows hall, promptly at one o’clock, where the following program will be rendered: Song, Invocation, Remarks, Reading names of soldiers buried in Harford Township, and Eulogy. Form and march to the cemetery, preceded by the children of the Sunday school, who will carry flowers. Since our last Memorial Day two more of our remaining few veterans have answered to the last roll call and it will be but a short time that we will have any of them with us at our Memorial services. And it seems but right and proper that we should lay aside our worldly affairs one short day each year, that we may stand with bowed head in reverence to our fallen heroes.
Glenwood - Russell and Elmer Marcey and Wm. Carey attended the Wild West show at Scranton, Friday.
Hallstead - The operations on the cut-off will not be started at this end of the work until about fall, as the right-of-way has not been all bought nor a final route decided on. Frank Westgate has recently purchased one of the finest Percheron stallions that was ever brought to Pennsylvania. His name is Black Diamond; his registered number, 40161, and was purchased of Calkins & Angsbury, of Byron, Michigan, importers and breeders of Percheron horses. Black Diamond took first prize at the Michigan Sate fair last year. His weight is 1800, and to appreciate looking at a fine horse just step into Mr. Westgate’s barn, at Uniondale, and see Black Diamond.
Lanesboro - It is not always that women who look under their bed for a man are fortunate enough to find him but that was not the case with Mrs. Harry Keyes, last night, for she found the man and was not looking very hard for him when she made the discovery. Mr. and Mrs. Keyes had been attending the commencement exercises of the Lanesboro High School and returning home, about 10:30, Mrs. Keyes prepared to retire. She had only been in the bedroom a few moments when she called to her husband to come at once and in response to her calls he hurried to the room and was greatly surprised when his wife told him there was a man under the bed. Keyes acted promptly and in a few minutes the intruder was thrown from the house but before he got away he was given a severe trouncing by Mr. Keyes and searched to see that he did not carry away any valuables.
Thompson - Mrs. Jennie Harpur, the efficient and faithful operator of the Northeastern Telephone Exchange Co., and family, have moved into the west side of the Tower block, on Jackson street. ALSO: Commencement exercises were held at the M. E. Church on Friday. There were three graduates: Sadie L. Tyler, Helen L. Weir, and Walter L. Miller.
Montrose - A medium sized but intensely interested audience greeted Miss Lida Stokes Adams, vice-president of the Eastern district of Pennsylvania Women’s Suffrage League, who spoke in the interests of Women’s Suffrage at the Library building, under the auspices of the local W. C. T. U. Miss Adams gave an address, which carried with it a message full of truth and human interest. She stated that the most astonishing thing in their struggle for the ballot is the opposition with which they are meeting, and said it was the all important topic of the day, receiving more attention in both branches of our legislature, than any other measure before the session. This opposition is due to a misconception of the life and sex of women, the humanity of women not being considered.
Bridgewater Twp. - Eugene Hollister, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hollister, has lately gone to Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he is practicing in his profession, that of a veterinary surgeon. Dr. Hollister is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at Toronto.
Burnwood - Several farmers hereabouts are using three-horse teams to do their farm work.
Hopbottom - Cool and plenty of dust, lots of blasting; the town is full of strangers.
Elk Lake/Prospect Hill - Mrs. Theodore Smith, of Prospect Hill, was seriously hurt on Wednesday while driving a horse from the Elk Lake creamery to her home. The animal commenced kicking while descending a long hill and became unmanageable. Mrs. Smith was thrown out, the wagon turning over several times. She received internal injuries besides having her nose and face badly gashed, while the vehicle was completely wrecked. Dr. Fry, of Rush, was called to attend her injuries.
Springville - Will Stevens and his force of men are certainly making great improvements in our roads. Now if the powers that be would allow enough on taxes to make it worthwhile for a man to keep up a watering trough on the road, the traveling public would be greatly benefited. One can go for miles and not find a single trough, no matter how hot or dusty it is.
Auburn Four Corners - Fred Adams has his milking machine installed and it is working very successfully. He has the agency for the Hinman machine and will be glad to demonstrate it to any who are interested.
New Milford - Mrs. Nancy Grinnell died May 9, aged 88 years. Mrs. Grinnell was the daughter of Thursten and Meribah Tennant Lewis and was born in Harford Twp., Sept. 2, 1824. In 1881 she was married to Otis Grinnell and for some time lived near Richardson’s Mills in Harford. Being left a widow, she spent her last days with her sister, Mrs. J. H. Lewis. From a family of 11 children the grim reaper has gathered in all but two, Emeline, the lone sister in New Milford Twp., and Nathan Lewis, of Iowa.
Rush - The Rush Women Christian Temperance Union will meet at the home of Mrs. Bela Griffin on May 28, at 2 p.m. Let every member be present. Come prepared to make it a most interesting and profitable gathering. “A Saloonless Nation in 1920”—let us have some part in fulfilling this prophecy.
Compiled By: Betty Smith