November 01 1901/2001
Jackson - The Jackson Library Association numbers upwards of 50 members. AND The North Jackson and Jackson members of the M.E. church have moved the parsonage barn.
Brooklyn - A movement is on foot to run a telephone line from Brooklyn to Montrose and thus give a direct line from Foster to Montrose. AND The old friends of Amos G. Bailey, who went from here about 16 years ago to Nebraska, will be sorry to learn of his misfortune in losing his only son, Charlie, a boy of 18 years. The family was in Colorado when the death occurred. Typhoid fever was the cause of death.
East Dimock - Mrs. E. Browning, of Grangerville, is caring for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Allen, who are in poor health and as their wood pile was small, the neighbors thought they would improve the opportunity by helping get them up a nice lot of wood and the women folks assisted Mrs. Browning in preparing dinner for the men. Mrs. Browning wishes to thank all who so kindly remembered her parents in their hour of need.
Forest City - Prof. C. T. Thorpe is the oldest-in service-teacher in the county and one of the most popular. He is one of the "features" of every institute.
Montrose - Albert Miller has purchased Mrs. Mary Webb's residence on Public Avenue And moved thereto, a part consideration being that he shall care for Mrs. Webb while she lives. AND The ladies of the Baptist church will serve their annual chicken pie supper, Tuesday eve, Nov. 19. These chicken pie suppers are so well remembered from year to year that it only needs the mere announcement of the date to draw a large crowd.
Great Bend - It is reported that a slick swindler visited Great Bend, sold some tombstones, then went to a cemetery and stole some stones, cleaned and re-lettered them, and furnished them as new stones. Justice Quailey issued a warrant for the arrest of the swindler, who was supposed to have gone to Nicholson.
Middletown - A jolly party, Mr. and Mrs. M. Lee, of Friendsville; Misses Mary McCormick, Sadie Reilly, Lizzie McCormick, Genevieve Keenan, Messrs. Willie Reilly and James McCormick, visited Buffalo, the Pan-American, Niagara Falls, and other points of interest in Canada, returning Oct. 24th.
Lawton - The boys of Lawton played ball at Silvara Saturday. The home team anticipated an easy victory, but our boys twirled the ball with such professional skill that the red-capped boys became discouraged after the first inning. The game was played quietly, and the score tallied 22 and 6 in favor of Lawton. AND Singing school began here Tuesday night under the directorship of Mr. Clapper. He has had good success here.
Gibson - In a Susquehanna Justice's Court, a Gibson man whose yellow dog was killed by a neighbor, was awarded $50 damages. Yellow dogs come high this year.
Susquehanna - A largely attended and very enthusiastic meeting of citizens was held in Hogan Opera House on Thursday evening, to discuss the matter of erecting a building to be used for general borough purposes. Appropriate and interesting addresses were made, all in favor of the proposition, by Dr. Samuel Birdsall (the chairman, ex-fire Chief Hickey of Scranton, Rev. Father P. F. Brodrick, Thomas A. Doherty, Esq., M. H. Eisman, William A. Skinner, Esq., and R. J. Manning, Esq. The sentiment of the meeting was thoroughly in favor of erecting the building. The Susquehanna band furnished music, and prior to the meeting the fire department paraded, headed by the band.
Kingsley - On Saturday, Nov. 9, a bee will be held at the M.E. church, Kingsley, to grade and make foundations for the new church sheds. Frank Whitman will have charge. The bee will last all day and the ladies will serve dinner at the church at noon, free to all who work. All who can work teams; all who can work a day; all who can work half a day, come. These sheds, when completed, will be free to all and a benefit to the town.
Silver Lake - Silver Lake Republicans are like Angels' visits, few and far between, but they showed their good sense by all turning out to vote on Tuesday. AND The completion of the new iron bridge over the outlet of Mud Lake is anxiously looked for.
Goods and passengers have been taken across in boats and the Binghamton stage driver had to leave his team across the lake and carry the mail over. The Montrose stage was fortunately on the same side as the post office. There is a temporary bridge used at the present writing and good progress is being made in finishing the new one.
Springville - The "elite" of East Lynn, more familiarly known as Mud Hollow, were up in full force last Thursday evening [Halloween], and the evidence of their work was very plain the next morning. Next year, if the work of this year is repeated, this same gang will meet with a warm reception, for the people are tired of having property destroyed year after year by these same hoodlums, and the remedy will be more forcible than polite.
Brushville - The Brushville Baptist church was dedicated on Thursday, free of debt. The society has a neat and commodious edifice, costing about $1,800.
Auburn Corners - While calling on friends near Kasson Corners recently we found Mrs. Nettie Smith equipped with all up-to-date appliances for weaving carpets and rugs. A little farther up the street is Mrs. Kinney, prepared to do dressmaking in the latest fashion.
New Milford - A very interesting game of football was played on Saturday last between the North End team of Binghamton and the New Milford team. The game resulted in a victory for the Bingo boys by a score of 10 to 0. Considering that the game was new to most of the players we feel that our team did very well.
News Brief - This is a good time to advocate sanitary living in the winter months to people as a prevention of colds and pneumonia. There is much harm done by overclothing, shutting windows and doors and staying out of the open air for fear of taking cold. Warming foods, easily digested, brisk exercise instead of too much clothing, fresh air in the bedroom at night and the generous use of cold water by drinking and bathing will keep the circulation up and bodily functions in good order.
Compiled By: Betty Smith