May 29 1903/2003
Susquehanna - The Canawacta Water Supply company, will in a few days, begin the work of bringing the water of Comfort's Pond, in Thompson township, to Susquehanna, a distance of 5 miles. AND In the high school building on Tuesday evening, the pupils produced "Cinderella in Flower-land." There was an exhibit of school work. AND Rev. Father Miles J. Millane, curate of St. Thomas Aquinas' Church, in Archbald, PA, died on Wednesday morning, May 27, 1903, at 12:20 a.m., of paralysis. Father Millane was born at Susquehanna 43 years ago. He was educated in the public school of his native place, and after his graduation he entered St. Bonaventure's College to prepare for the priesthood. After finishing school Bishop O'Hara adopted him for the Scranton Diocese and after ordination he was assigned a place at the Cathedral. In 1901 he was sent by Bishop Hoban to Archbald to assist Father Comerford. Father Millane is survived by his father, a brother and a sister, all of Susquehanna.
Hallstead - The following young people picnicked at Loomis Gorge, Friday-Mary Perry, Grace Read and Maud Trowbridge of this place; Virginia Alden of Conklin, and Jeanette Holdrich of Binghamton, and Emmet Osterhout, Simeon Fish, William Schibbly, Archie Fisk and William Harvey.
Auburn Corners - P. C. Bushnell has purchased a new road wagon and Glen Voss a new buggy.
Hopbottom - We have several octogenarians in this place namely, Mrs. Emily Reese 86, Mrs. Pease 82, Miss Cynthia Davidson 82, Wm. P. Crandall 80, Philino Crandall 80.
Montrose - Leo Mahon, for several years a clerk in J. L. Quailey's store, has relinquished his position there and on Monday started to learn the glass cutter's trade. James Mahon succeeds his brother as clerk. AND The marriage of John Hefferon to Miss Abbie D. Lester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lester of Montrose, occurred in Binghamton, NY, on Wednesday, May 20, 1903. Rev. Charles M. Olmstead of the Chenango St. M.E. Church, performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Hefferon will reside in this place, where the groom holds a responsible position in J. E. Barney's harness shop. AND C. F. DeLong, Clarence Swink, John Rutan, Jacob Rice and Wiliam Lenox were among those who went to Scranton, Monday, to see Barnum & Bailey's circus. The last named gentleman, who is an excellent horseman and driver, secured a position with this famous company.
Franklin Forks - The Franklin Forks district school base ball team played with what was nick-named the county nine, composed of players from Silver Lake, Mud Lake and Lawsville Centre, with a score of 7 to16 in favor of the county nine. AND Mrs. D. D. Turrell has ice cream for sale at her home every Saturday evening, and it is fine ice cream too.
Ararat - Mrs. Anna Mumford, of Thompson, for many years a missionary in Bulgaria, gave a Bible reading at the home of Mrs. Nellie Wallace, Friday afternoon, to several friends who gathered to hear her.
Glenwood - By the collapse of the upper Glenwood bridge, usually called the old tannery bridge, G.N. and W.G. Bennett had several cows hurt, none seriously, but a narrow escape. Now a petition is being circulated through Lenox for an iron bridge to take the place of the old wooden structure, which is badly needed.
Heart Lake - Boy Lost: Left home Friday, May 18, boy 14 years old, weight about 130 lbs. When left home wore everyday clothes. Also had a dark blue suit and soft brown hat. Information gratefully received by C. M. Bullard, Heart Lake, PA.
Harford - Henry Jeffers, who some time ago purchased the buildings formerly occupied by the Harford Orphan School, recently bought farm and buildings owned by Prof. H. S. Sweet and expects to take possession next spring.
Dimock - J. M. Calby, was calling on friends in Montrose on Friday. He is an expert carpenter and is engaged on the Ballantine residence.
Welcome Home To Grow: A huge celebration is being planned to honor the homecoming of Galusha A. Grow. A letter sent to Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, reads: "Susquehanna County, the home of Hon. Galusha A. Grow, desires, in the most fitting and public manner, to extend to him a cordial and hearty "Welcome Home" upon his retirement from the scenes of his active labors in the Legislative Halls of the Nation, labors that have not only crowned his name with honor, but have made him a benefactor of mankind. Our County believes that nothing is too good for Mr. Grow and we voice the unanimous wish of our people-that the President of the United States would honor the occasion-not only by his presence, but by aiding them to make this a memorable event in the life of their loved and honored neighbor. (The letter elaborates more and ends "With an earnest hope that you will accept our invitation.")
News Briefs - There are graduated from colleges in the United States from 10,000 to 12,500 physicians. The actual needs of the country call for only about 2,500 annually. AND Henry Waterman, the man who issued the first postage stamp, died recently at Woonsocket, RI. He was a postmaster in 1839 when no stamps were used and invented one, the die of which was made in Boston. These stamps are now so rare that collectors pay $1,000 each for them. AND As to naming the farm-if there's nothing about the place to suggest a nice name, the probability is it doesn't need one.
The following is a list of birds seen in Susquehanna County between the 1st and 16th of May, 1903: Purple Finch, Junco, Robin, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, Catbird, Black & White Warbler, Myrtle Warbler, Oven Bird, Maryland Yellow Throat, Redstart, Yellow Throated Bird, Barn Swallow, Scarlet Tanager, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chewink, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Purple Grackle, Blue Jay, Phoebe, Chebec, Redheaded Woodpecker, Bobolinks, Bluebird, Wilson's Thrush, Lark (meadow), Nuthatch, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green (and Blue) Warbler, Red-eyed bird, Warbling bird, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift, Gold Finch, Field Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Kingbird, Wood Pewee, Downy Woodpecker, Sandpiper and Flicker.
Compiled By: Betty Smith