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May 25 1906/2006

Hallstead - Fire broke out in the millinery store of Mrs. W. L. Evans on Monday morning destroying millinery goods and furniture to the value of $500. The new chemical engine checked the flames and saved the building form destruction.

Susquehanna - Joe Taylor, formerly of Susquehanna, and well known to base ball "fans" in the county, is now captain and pitcher of the South Side League team at Chicago. AND The young boys between 12 and 16 years of age, who are in the habit of riding on freight trains, received a good lesson from Justice Williams Monday afternoon. Seven of them beat a freight to Callicoon [NY] on Sunday and then came home on the tank of the engine of No. 5. When they arrived here Officer McMahon met them at the station and told them all to be at the justice's office at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. After a good talking to the boys were discharged, and it is hoped they will profit by their experience.

Forest City - Simon Zolennis, an 8 year-old boy, was drowned at Stillwater Monday evening. AND Twins were born to Mrs. Helen Zuaski of Susquehanna street on Friday. Her husband died from the effect of injuries received while at his work in the mines some months ago and she is left with five children, the oldest but 14 years of age. This little fellow, a slender, bright-eyed youngster, has just secured a position in the breaker and must henceforth take up the burden of a man.

New Milford - D.L.& W. workmen have arrived and are preparing the lawn near the depot for a beautiful design of flowers. AND Charles H. Darrow, aged 81 years, died at his home in New Milford township on Wednesday of last week. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war and is survived by one son, Nicholas P. Darrow, and one daughter, Mrs. Augusta Miller. Interment in Blaisdell cemetery.

Montrose - H. L. Beach has been hard at work for some time on an invention, which is to answer the purpose of both automobile tire protector and to prevent the machine from slipping on muddy roads. It is a hinge-like arrangement which encircles the tire, and while the device is rather crude, owing to its being the first one yet made, it will doubtless be perfected so as to answer the purposes of its inventor. The tire question is one of the greatest expenses to the motorist and should he solve this important problem it will mean a great saving to users of these vehicles. Mr. Beach was the inventor and manufacturer of the famous Beach sawing machinery, and the foundry and plant here, where it is still largely made, is now conducted by his son, H. W. Beach. He is giving his recent invention a thorough test on his own auto to demonstrate its practicability.

Hopbottom - Will our young boys take warning and not be jumping off and on trains. Think how quick Fred Chamberlain was killed. Beware, young men.

Elk Lake - It is reported that Lee Moody, of South Montrose, is running a grocery wagon through here.

South Gibson - Karl Peck, the lightning sheep shearer, was called to East Hill, Thursday, by Prof. Whitney Polaski Chamberlain [and] 125 lbs. were clipped from seven of the Prof.'s registered Shropshires. AND George Davis is at State College this week, learning how to make butter.

Franklin - We had quite a serious runaway Sunday on the south side of Franklin hill, near Hiram Smith's. Will Ladd and Miss Josephine Pope were on their way to Will Berg's, when the horse ran and threw them out at the turn at the foot of the hill. There were no bones broken, but they were bruised quite badly. AND Dr. Caterson has an auto. It will cause quite an excitement when the thing gets to climbing the hills like Franklin Forks.

Laurel Lake, Silver Lake Twp. - Lightning struck a willow tree in M. J. Hannagon's yard, near Laurel Lake, about 12 ft. from the wood house, and about 10 ft. from the spring house, and ran along on a limb and struck the corner of the pig pen and killed a litter of O.I.C. breed of pigs, from stock purchased from W.C. Cruser.

Fair Hill, Jessup Twp. - The Aid Society, held at the pastor's at Fairdale, was not very well attended, owing to planting corn. It is to be regretted as a very pleasant social time and a good dinner were enjoyed by those present. $1.50 added to the treasury.

Lathrop - Another mysterious fire took place here when the old landmark, Concert Hall, went down in ashes. The building was erected about 50 years ago by Curtis Tiffany, a dancing master and music teacher who was well known among the older citizens of this section.

Clifford - Sidney Rivenburg, formerly of this place, who has spent the last 20 years as a missionary preacher in the far east, has returned with his wife, here, to stay for a while. His father, Henry Rivenburg, who has been spending the winter at Chester, returned with them to his summer house here for the summer. He was quite feeble but is much worse now, and looked as though he would not be with us long. Henry is one of our old citizens, loved and respected by everybody that knows him.

Friendsville - The cornerstone of the new St. Francis Xavier's church was laid with imposing ceremony, at 4 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, May 20th. The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. P.F. Brodrick, of Susquehanna, assisted by Rev. Father J.J. Lally and Rev. Father McGuckin, of St. Josephs; Rev. J. V. Simmons and Rev. J. J. McDonald, of Binghamton; Rev. Father Fagan, of Great Bend; Rev. A.T. Brodrick, of Montrose, and Rev. B.V. Driscoll, of this place.

News Brief: Rural mail carriers have frequently been delayed in going over their routes, being stopped along the roads by farm wagons. The mail carriers are obliged to cover their routes in a specified time and because of these delays they are frequently behind time. The reason of this delay was reported to the postal authorities at Washington, and as a result the post master general has issued [an] order to the effect that the mail carriers are entitled to the right of way and that vehicles failing at once to turn aside for the mail wagon is liable to prosecuting.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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