May 27 1904/2004
Brooklyn - Mustered Out: Comrade Henry Tewksbury was a member of Lieut. Rogers Post 143, G.A.R. He was one of our faithful and patriotic members who always commanded the respect of all who knew him both in our order and Army life. He was a good soldier, a true man and a worthy citizen. His devotion to his country was commendable. He enlisted as a private in Co. G, 185th PA Volunteers in April 1863 and after rendering two years valuable service to his country was honorably discharged from duty on April 20, 1865. He was mustered in as a member of the G.A.R., March 30, 1880 and mustered out by the hand of death, April 22, 1904, when we believe he was enrolled above as a member of that army of triumphant heroes. He was 77 years old at the time of his death.
Choconut - Joseph Maroney, the young man injured in the recent shooting affair at Choconut, has been discharged from the Binghamton City hospital as cured.
Susquehanna - A charter has been obtained for a second hospital in Susquehanna. Plans have been obtained by a Binghamton architect and it is possible that the building will be erected during the present year. The plan provides for a two-story brick structure. Colonel Charles C. Pratt, of New Milford, is president of the association, which has taken the title of "Susquehanna Hospital Association." AND On Monday 125 men, or about 10 per cent of the entire force, were discharged from the Erie shops. The majority of the men discharged are single men and non-residents.
Binghamton - Dr. David Post Jackson died May 23 at his home in Binghamton. Dr Jackson was born in Montrose in 1841, but when only a year old his parents moved to this city. On his father's side he could trace his relationship to that great Confederate general, "Stonewall" Jackson, being a cousin of that noted leader. The doctor's father was the late Dr. Thomas Post Jackson; his grandfather was Dr. Nathan Post Jackson, and there were also three great-grandfathers who bore titles of M.D. after their names. Dr. Nathan Post Jackson was the first physician in Wyoming county, settling near Tunkhannock about 1778, he being obliged in those wild days to bring all his medicines in saddlebags from Philadelphia. The deceased succeeded to his father's practice in Binghamton and has always been acknowledged one of the best physicians in the city. He was well known in Montrose, frequently visiting relatives there with his wife.
New Milford - News reached relatives here the first of the week of Dr. M. H. C. Vail of Long Beach, Cal. His death occurred suddenly last week while he was leaving church. Dr. Vail was the founder at Susquehanna of the Northern Pennsylvanian [newspaper] and he practiced medicine at Susquehanna and Kirkwood. For many years previous to going to California, about five years ago, he was the proprietor and editor of the Newark, NJ, Morning Register; he also served in the New Jersey legislature and was an educator of some note. The Dr. and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last fall.
Forest City - The Forest House, a popular hotel at Forest City, has been sold by John H. Cunningham to Taylor M. Sharp, of Scranton, for nearly $30,000. The hotel has always done a prosperous business and earned lots of money. Mr. Cunningham and family will go to Buffalo to reside, where he has a large hotel. Mr. Sharpe is an obliging hotel man of much experience, having been connected with some large houses, including one at Lakewood, NJ and the Crosby-side hotel at Lake George. He was also manager for the J. D. Williams Bros. Co. in Scranton.
Heart Lake - Wm. H. Wall has opened a summer hotel at the Lake and arrangements have been made with him to furnish board and lodging to all who attend the Summer Normal Bible School at the rate of $1 per day. Single meals, 30 cents. Applications for rooms may be made to him at Heart Lake or to C. F. Whitney at North Jackson, PA.
Clifford - Lodwick Conrad has moved from the Bennett house into the Hotel Royal, of which he is proprietor. He is slicking the property up beyond expectations. He is very accommodating and a good entertainer. Travelers stopping once with him will be sure to again.
Springville -Another lot of those ladies' beautiful ready-made waists, and the largest assortment of city-trimmed hats and shirt wait hats ever displayed in this vicinity at C. Anna Barnes Stevens'. AND The new schedule gives us four trains daily, the first, which is a mail going up at 10 o'clock; the return trip, which also carries mail, is due here at 12:45; going up in the afternoon, no mail, at 3:20, returning at 4:50.
Friendsville - Mrs. Mary Tierney has been appointed postmistress in place of C. J. Tierney, deceased.
Hopbottom - The Young People's Auxiliary, of the Universalist church, will hold a festival and musical entertainment at the Foster House, Friday evening, May 27. A fine piano program will be given by Mr. Janaushek, of Owego, NY. Vocal selections by Mrs. E. M. Tiffany. Ice cream, strawberries and cake at popular prices. Entertainment free. All are invited.
Auburn - L. W. Titman is now the owner of a handsome 5-year-old Bulgarian colt that can make a mile in three minutes.
News Briefs - Beginning July 1, next, rural free delivery carriers will receive $720 a year. This is an increase of $120. The carrier will be permitted to carry packages but he must not solicit business. AND Memorial Day Services: At Franklin Forks old comrades of Southworth Post No. 233 will meet and march to church as a body. Later will decorate the graves of their fallen comrades. Meet at Lawsville at the Baptist church at 11 and form ranks, led by the Lawsville band. At Auburn, Lieut. H. P. Titman Post unanimously resolved to invite the company of the neighboring Sunday schools, the I.O.O.F., the Grange, to turn out and decorate the graves of our fellow heroes. At Jackson the exercises will begin at 10:30 sharp at Lake View at the grave of our late comrade, Elon Dix. Next to the cemetery at the M.E. church. Sunday school children are respectfully requested to furnish flowers for the occasion. At Harford the members of the Post will decorate all soldiers' graves in the township. Those who can furnish flowers will please leave them with Mrs. Withers on Saturday, May 28.
Compiled By: Betty Smith