November 01 1907/2007
Susquehanna - Numerous changes and improvements have been completed at the Simon H. Barnes Memorial hospital, which will make it line with the best institutions of the kind in the State. The interior has been redecorated and refitted and next summer it is planned to build an annex to make room for various departments and increase the efficiency of the hospital. The location of the hospital is an ideal one, and the citizens who are working for its maintenance and improvement are to be congratulated on its flourishing condition. The work at the hospital is under the supervision of Miss Bertha Miller, matron, formerly of Binghamton. At the present, in addition to the matron, there are four nurses.
Dimock - Wanted-A blacksmith and horseshoer to locate in Dimock. AND An automobile passed through this place on Sunday last during the hard rainstorm, on its way to Scranton.
Laurel Lake - Rev. A. M. Bertels will continue to preach here every Sunday morning until the roads become impassable.
New Milford - On Monday night thieves entered the barn of E. T. Oakley and stole a horse, wagon, harness blankets, etc., owned by W. F. Shields, and up to the time of going to press no clue to the thieves has been discovered. The horse, a dark bay weighing about 900 lbs., is marked as follows-a deep scar on one front foot extending across hoof into hair, also deep depression on both sides of neck. Mr. Shields offers a reward for information leading to the arrest of the thieves and recovery of the property.
Glenwood - Joseph Cadden, a Glenwood farmer, sent word to police headquarters in Scranton on Monday to be on the lookout for a thief who had stolen his horse, carriage, harness and blankets. Saturday night his barn was entered and the party hitching the horse to the carriage drove away, without arousing the occupants of the house.
Herrick Centre - While hunting for game in the woods near here, quite recently, Earle Miller met with a distressing accident, which may cost him the use of one eye. Miller was hunting with Wm. Vandervort and when the latter fired at a bird, Miller was within range and three of the shot hit him in one eye, and two in the other. The physicians in attendance are not yet certain whether they can save the sight of either eye or not.
Forest City - Sidney Lott has been made outside foreman at the Clifford Colliery to succeed R. A. Randall, who last week resigned after 20 years of service. Mr. Lott, although young in years is old in experience along this line. He knows a breaker from top to bottom and will make a good successor to a good man.
South Montrose - Knight Millard, while at his work in the Allen sawmill, on Tuesday afternoon, met with a very distressing accident in having a thumb and finger taken off. Dr. Fred S. Birchard dressed the wounded hand, which is getting along as well as can be expected.
Thompson - Conductor Polk Palmer was injured about the head and body in a collision between the Erie "flyer" and the rear end of a train entering a siding near Thompson, Monday night. The engine was derailed and the caboose and several freight cars badly damaged. The engineer and fireman of the "flyer" jumped and escaped injury, and none of the passengers were hurt, but badly shaken up and scared. Conductor Palmer has been injured in wrecks a few times before, but always pulls through. AND We have a full installment of winter at this writing.
Gelatt - Mr. Spruke, of Scranton, and Mr. Parham, of Pleasant Mount, met the farmers here last Thursday with a view of locating a cheese factory here. It was decided to try and get fifty shares of stock at $25 per share.
Hop Bottom - In Foster, at the home of the bride's parents, Oct. 23, 1907, occurred the marriage of Miss Hazel E. Cobb and Ellery B. Sterling. Rev. Houck officiated.
Harford - The annual meeting of Harford Public Library association will be held in the Congregational church on Friday evening, Nov. 15. There will be music and a debate, of which the subject will be "Resolved, that women should be home makers instead of bread winners." Debaters announced later.
Heart Lake - Apples are more plentiful than most people anticipated. L. E. Griffing is prepared to take all the cider apples that come, also sweet apples for jelly. Jake Wahl is anticipating a large retail trade of sweet cider. Keep it cool, Jake.
Flynn - The roads here were blockaded by the wet snow on the trees, bending them over the roads in some places. Dr. Hickok had to cut some trees out of his way in order to attend a patient on Sunday, last.
Montrose - A special dispatch to the Philadelphia Press, from Bellefonte, of Oct. 19, says: "The 1100 undergraduates to-night are wild with enthusiasm over [Penn] State's 8 to 6 victory over Cornell. A big bonfire is burning on the campus and the students are parading the town and singing songs. The College Athletic Association had a leased private wire direct to Ithaca and the plays were received as the game progressed and when the final score and State's victory were announced hats were smashed and the students went wild with delight. In the last three athletic contests with Cornell, State has won two, so there is good cause for rejoicing." The four students at State College from Montrose and vicinity, Harold Warner of Montrose, Homer Butterfield of South Montrose, Ralph Jameson of East Bridgewater and Earl McCain of Rush, were we learn, as wild as the wildest ones mentioned above, with enthusiasm over the victory won by the football eleven of State College. Three of the successful players are fellow Sophomores of Warner and Jameson and like Warner are preparing for mining engineering.
News Briefs: That candle grease the kids rubbed on your plate glass front [windows] last night, Mr. Merchant, can be removed with gasoline, kerosene or ammonia-Bon Ami or Saporlic won't touch it. Instruct the clerk not to swear as he rubs away, or vainly tries to. We were young once, a long time ago, and have forgotten-almost-the tricks we did which were equally as bad. Considering it was All Hallow'een, they were quite docile. Beans and flour played their usual parts, and the annual lugging away of gates took place, to be toted back later by the complaining owners.
Compiled By: Betty Smith