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May 29 1908/2008

Remember to "garland the lonely mound, on yonder hillside found," of our soldier dead. Mingle both tears and flowers in their honor--bearing this Memorial Day thought with us, "as now they are, so shall we soon be."

New Milford - Silas B. Foot, of the firm of Foot, Schulz and Co., of St. Paul, Minn., died at his home in that city last Friday morning, after several months of declining health. He was born in New Milford, Nov. 7, 1834, going west 51 years ago, and after being a retail dealer for some years developed into one of a firm that became noted as shoe manufacturers throughout the west. He was a reputed millionaire and engaged quite actively in business as the senior member of the firm until his death. Four sons and daughters survive. Mr. Foot was an agreeable gentleman to meet and within a year or two visited New Milford, Montrose and other places in this vicinity to visit relatives and friends and note the many changes that had taken place since his young manhood.

Susquehanna - Has Montrose a ball team? Rumors to the effect that such is the case have reached Susquehanna but the local fans are not willing to believe it. They are from Missouri and must be shown. The local team claims the championship of Susquehanna county and stands ready to defend their title against any aspirants from Montrose, New Milford, Hallstead, Great Bend or Forest City. They are particularly anxious to meet the representatives from the county seat and are satisfied that it will only take them a short time to show the Montrose boys how the National game should be played. The Susquehanna bat smashers are working hard to get in condition.

Heart Lake - Frank T. Mack announces that the opening dance of the season will be held in the pavilion May 30th. Mahon's Orchestra will furnish music, and all are invited.

Brooklyn - Artistic picture postals, seventy-five varieties, Brooklyn scenes and scenery. Price five cents. For sale by the photographer, Hattie D. Lee.

Franklin Forks - Southworth Post No. 222 will meet at Post hall, May 30 at 9:30 o'clock and march to the cemetery at Franklin Forks and decorate the graves of the soldiers resting there; will go from there to Lawsville and other comrades will decorate graves at Laurel Lake Catholic cemetery, Quaker Lake, Upsonville, Bailey cemetery and Brookdale. The graves that will be decorated this year will number 100 or more. There will be a picnic dinner at Creamery hall at 12 o'clock.

Dimock - Milk is now 74 cents a can at the Dimock milk station.

Montrose - The graduating class of the Montrose High School is as follows: Ruth Burns, Albert M. Bronson, Arthur Stebbins Bush, J. Alphonsus Calby, Frances L. Cruser, John G. Corson, George R. Ely, Walter E. Fancher, Elwyn J. Hibbard, Helen M. Mackey, Mary Maloney, Emily I. Millard, Frank Edward Morris, Earl Pepper, Bentley Sayre Shafer, C. Gertrude Southworth, Guy Carleton Strous, Roswell M. Watrous, Ezra A. Wheaton.

Herrick Centre - Dorothy, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Fletcher, came near meeting with a bad accident one day last week. Her grandfather left his horse, a blind one, standing at the barn [and] Dorothy got in and started up the horse. He turned in front of the house and [jumped] over a picket fence that stood on top of a four foot retaining wall, into the creek. Her father arrived on the scene in time to grab the girl as she fell in the water, [and] for a wonder not a scratch could be found on the horse or little girl, but F. D. had a badly bruised leg.

Fair Hill - If the young gentlemen (?) who drive up in front of the church, and sit and talk, smoke and make fun, only knew that they are doing what they will one day be ashamed of, they would cease such actions.

Hop Bottom - Measles have just reached our town. A number of families are afflicted.

Harford - Harford has organized an orchestra, Rev. McDowell as leader.

Watrous Corners - The Catlin young people have moved home from Montrose, and on account of having measles, will not go to school any more.

Laurel Lake - Cards are out announcing the marriage of Martin Murphy and Mary Mooney.

Lenoxville - Saturday night our little village was again startled by the cry of fire and on investigating the store building owned by S. B. Hartley was found to be in flames. The building and most of the contents were burned. The news flew over the telephone and soon a large crowd had gathered and did their best to stop the flames. The fighters succeeded only in saving the surrounding buildings. Several went to work carrying goods from the store but saved only a small portion. Cause of fire is unknown.

Thompson - Miss Mabel and Nellie Bloxham, trained nurses of Jersey City, were summoned to Thompson by the death of their father, the late Eli H. Bloxham.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - The "Merry Widow" hat has struck the town. The only good feature to be seen about them is that only two can ride in a carriage at one time.

Great Bend - The wedding of Mr. John B. Connor and Miss Mary A. Coddington was solemnized in St. Lawrence church, Tuesday morning, by Rev. Father Fagan, rector of the church.

Forest City - Lake Hillside, the reservoir made by the company, in the valley west of the borough, is quite a large sheet of water and will make an attractive lake when the stumps are entirely cleared out, as they probably will be in the next year or two. The ground was naturally adapted for a reservoir and the water is held back by a comparatively short wall. The lake could very easily be almost doubled in size. It is the intention of the company to use the water to supply their collieries in this place.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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