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November 02 1917/2017

Montrose – Samuel Katz has moved to Binghamton where he will continue in the business of buying junk. ALSO Lee, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Noble, who was severely burned by contact with an electric wire some weeks ago, continues to suffer from the injury. The little fellow was playing on the Fairgrounds when he noticed the wire dangling close to the ground and grasping it was severely shocked by the high voltage. One hand was seriously burned.

Oakley, Harford Twp. – Geo. Tripp had 25 bushels apples and 50 heads of cabbage stolen. ALSO In Harford the question was asked, “Did you see the aeroplane pass over Harford, Saturday night? We understand that one went over the town just at dusk.”

South Auburn – Mrs. G.B. Crawford is failing very rapidly. AND At Auburn 4 Corners they acknowledge that winter is coming. We had some snow. The death of Raville Harris occurred Oct. 26, 1917, in his 82nd year.  He had lived in the neighborhood all of his long life and for many years was an efficient auctioneer at public sales.

Dimock – Mrs. C.F. Warner, of Dimock, is with her son, Benj. Warner, of Union NY for the winter, her grandson, Virgil VanCamp, coming over and taking her to Union in his automobile. Mrs. Warner is 93 years of age and her health is quite good, and was not greatly tired by the trip to Union. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Julia VanCamp, who visited her sons, Virgil, of Johnson City, and Earl, of Binghamton. ALSO The condition of the so-called State road from Dimock to Montrose is simply scandalous.

Bradford County – We find the following interesting item in the Meshoppen Enterprise: Old mother earth is to be punctured again up in Bradford County in hopes of finding oil. This time the hole will be rammed downward in the vicinity of Macedonia 4 Corners to the depth of 4,000 ft., so report says, unless the sought for oil or gas is found up nearer the crust of this terrestrial sphere. Upwards of 10,000 acres of land have been leased. The contract has been let for drilling the first hole and lumber ordered for the derrick and engine house. Here’s hoping they strike a gusher equal to any in the Texas field.

Silver Lake – D.F. Donovan was greeting his many friends in Montrose, his first visit to the County Seat in three years. Although always cordially received here, Mr. Donovan misses many of the older faces which have joined the silent majority, among whom we might mention, Wm. Post, A.H. McCollum, A.J. Gerrittson, Judges McCollum and Searle, and many others with whom Mr. Donovan was on familiar terms for years. Mr. Donovan is well preserved for one of his years, but says he has a great preference for home now-a-days. He is a splendid companion.

Susquehanna – Comedy entitled “Jimmie’s Aunt Jane,” will be given at the Hogan Opera House, Nov. 1&2, under direction of Mr. Wooden. It is under the auspices of the Barnes Memorial Hospital and a large attendance is hoped for both dates. ALSO U.G. Baker, who has been editor of the Towanda Daily Review Since 1907, has purchased the Susquehanna Transcript & Weekly Ledger. Editor Baker is a capable newspaper man.

Rhiney Creek – Wm. Wilbur, an aged resident of Rhiney Creek, had a narrow escape while in Montrose recently. In turning out for a passing automobile, on the crossing, he was struck by a motor hand-car, throwing him out of the wagon, breaking one rib and otherwise shaking him up. Two wheels were torn off his wagon and harness broken quite badly. ALSO Mrs. Louise Fish started with some friends for an auto trip to Buffalo. When they got to Bath, NY, they came in contact with a snow storm with snow 8 inches deep. The consequence was, the auto trip was abandoned and they returned home.

East Rush – Mr. & Mrs. Herman Hollister entertained a company of young people a few evenings ago, and they husked corn for a pass-time, after which they spent a few hours in playing games.

Hop Bottom – At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hortman, Oct. 25, occurred the wedding of their daughter, Bertha, and Mr. Grover Lawrence. Mrs. Lawrence has been engaged in teaching for several years. They will reside in Oneida, NY where Mr. Lawrence is engaged in business with the Grand Union Tea Co.

East Lynn – The following have been neither late nor absent during the entire month at the East Lynn School: Verda Button, Bessie Teel, Reba Miller, Bessie Hunt, Francis Hunt, Helen Ward, Irene Ward, Donald Parks, Floyd Pratt, Leon Sutton and Hugh Parks.

Forest City – Michael Kaslowski, of Dundaff St., was fatally injured in the Gray slope of the Hillside Coal and Iron Company by a fall of rock. He was working alone in the chamber when the accident occurred and it is supposed that he was under the debris for several hours before he was discovered.  He was born in Lithuania 43 years ago and for the past 16 years had been a highly respected resident of Forest City. Besides his wife he is survived by four children, George, William, Martin and Emma. ALSO The following is a letter sent to the Forest City News correcting an article they had printed the week previous: “I wish to say that Paul R. Barriger never was a member of a Bucktail regiment. He was a lieutenant in Co. B., 143d Pa. Vol. (my Co.). It was brigaded with two Bucktail regiments, the 149th and the 150th. The regiment referred to in the item was the old Bucktails who entered the service in ’61 or spring of ’62 and I think were from the western part of the state. We, the 143rd, enlisted in August, ’62, mainly from Luzerne co. About 150 went from Susquehanna County and a few from Wyoming county to fill up the regiment. Lt. Barriger made harness at Clifford Corners in the late 60’s, later at Uniondale and now (if alive) at Great Bend, Pa., I think. Signed A.A. Abers, Clifford. [Paul Barriger died in August of 1923 in Jackson. His death notice repeated that he served with the famous “Bucktail” regiment during the Civil War.]

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, November 1, 1817.

*NOTICE.  Public notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the estate of Edmund Stone late of the township of Bridgewater, in the county of Susquehanna, deceased, that Raphael Stone administrator of all & singular the goods & chattels, rights and credits which were of the said deceased, hath filed his account of the administration of the estate aforesaid in the Register’s Office for the County of Susquehanna, at Montrose, & that the same will be presented to the Orphans’ Court of the said County for confirmation and allowance on the first Monday of December next at the Courthouse in Montrose.  JABEZ HYDE, Jr. Reg’r. October 30, 1817.

*ALMANACS for the Year of our Lord 1818, Just received and for sale at this office.  Also a variety of Blank & Writing Books.

*List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Montrose, October 1st, 1817. Sayre & Mulford, Wm. C. Turrel, Charles Fraser, Aron Blakesly, Rhodolphus Potter, Thomas Thompson, Wm. H. Spencer, John Palmor, Daniel Foster, P. H. Bostwick, Cornelius Wood, Nancy Cook, Wm. Lawrence, Mecom Maine, Isaac Deuel, John Burnham 2, Sally Crane, Ezra Shove, James Wells, Samuel Wilson, Alby Bostwick, Ezekiel Griffis, Alexander Milroy, Henry Park & Benjamin Blakesly.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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