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November 03 1916/2016

South Gibson – Henry D. Pickering, for 20 years engaged in the undertaking business here, where he was widely and favorably known, died after a long illness on Oct. 7, 1916.  The deceased was 68 years of age and a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted in Co. F, 14th Regt. NY Heavy Artillery, when a boy of 16 years. He entered the army January 11, 1864 and served with his company until mustered out on June 22, 1865.  Returning to his native town he again took up his studies in the High school, preparing for a teacher, which he followed for several terms. February 9, 1869 he was married to Miss Estella M. Howell. For many years he was an active member of A.J. Roper Post, G.A.R and served as its commander and adjutant, and was junior vice commander at the time of  his death. A large concourse of friends attested his worth as a friend and citizen and the love borne him by relatives. The bearers were members of the local camp Sons of Veterans.

Montrose – November 1st marked the 13th anniversary of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, standard gauge, entering Montrose. Thirteen may be an unlucky number, but in this case it has not proven so to the road and its patrons. ALSO At the C-Nic on Nov. 3rd, Miss Henrietta Crosman will be shown in the greatest drama of its day, “The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch,” by Mrs. Burton Harrison and produced by the Famous Players Film Co. and on the following Tuesday, Jack London’s great story of the Klondike, “Burning Day Light,” will be presented. The cast is composed of famous players. Of the other stellar events already arranged for during November: Meme Bertha Kalich, in “Martha of the Lowlands,” Nov. 10. “The Typhoon,” Nov. 14.  “The Making of Bobby Burnit,” on Nov. 17. The “Pursuit of the Phantom,” Nov. 21. “The County Chairman,” Nov. 24. Mary Pickford in “Behind the Scenes,” Nov. 28.

Great Bend – Charles W. White has been appointed assistant in charge of the U.S. weather bureau station at Key West and Sand Keys, Florida.

Susquehanna – Frank J. Reddon has purchased the W.S. Mitchell drug store, the oldest establishment of its kind in this place. Mr. Mitchell died some months ago. Mr. Reddon is a native of Susquehanna and was graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. After his graduation he was with the famous Liggett Drug Co., which owns a chain of stores in various cities. He was located in Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburg.

East Lynn, Springville Twp. – C. D. Travis, the efficient manager of the Strickland & Parks grist mill, announces to the public that the mill is in running order again and is ready to do custom grinding; also will serve his patrons with a complete line of feeds.

New Milford – Messrs. Ivan Decker, Herbert Whitman and Lester Eastman met with an accident on the Kirkwood road while returning from Binghamton in Mr. Decker’s car. In some manner a forward wheel turned causing the car to swerve, throwing the occupants to the ground, badly injuring Mr. Whitman and Mr. Decker. ALSO Everybody invited to attend the poverty social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Gunn, at Bradley Corners on Friday, Nov. 3. Refreshments, 15 cents, to go toward an organ fund for the Bradley school.  All are requested to come dressed in rags. A prize will be given the one wearing the most ragged clothes.

West Auburn – Arthur Grow has installed a feed mill in the building purchased of Mrs. L.B. Lacey.  He has moved into Mrs. Lacey’s house nearby. ALSO In Auburn Center, W.W. Bennett was born in the same house in which he now lives, eighty years ago, the 29th day of November, and has lived on the same farm ever since. Mr. Bennett is very smart and active for a man of his age, and has taken the Montrose Democrat for 50 years; his father took the paper before him.

Forest Lake – Thieves were evidently doing business in this vicinity Saturday night as Michael Quinlivan’s cellar was entered and about 100 pounds of fresh pork and a number of cans of fruit taken. ALSO Born to Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Booth, Oct. 24, 1916, a daughter, Alice May. ALSO Four of the Forest Lake schools are closed on account of the epidemic of infantile paralysis at Friendsville.

Forest City – The following marriage licenses have been issued: John Onofrio and Julia Ganlitch; Mike Basile and Nanna Pinda; Isidor Mazuhowski and Magdelena Filipowitz, all of this place.

Franklin Forks – Last Tuesday evening Arthur Hunsinger’s barn burned with all its contents, eight cows, grain and hay. It was a total loss. No insurance. He has the sympathy of the whole community. Some of his friends are passing a paper around among his friends to get a little help to build a new barn.

Lymanville – Joseph B. Loveless, an aged veteran of the Civil War and an old resident of this place, died at the home of his son, at Corbettsville, [NY] Monday morning, Oct. 16, at the age of 79 years. In 1863 he enlisted in Co. L, 137th New York Volunteers, returning to Pennsylvania in 1865. He married Elma Jane Snedaker, who survives him and to them were born five children.

North Harford – E.J. Whitney had the misfortune to break his arm while cranking his auto. We hope he will soon recover.

Dimock – Five kid wagons now convey the scholars to and from the Dimock school and they are as fine a jolly set of children as we have seen in many a day.

Friendsville – The many friends of Dr. E.L. Handrick, for 50 years a practicing physician here, but who now resides with Hon. E.B. Beardslee, at Little Meadows, will regret to learn that he is in very poor health and W.V. Handrick, of Montrose, has been taking care of him.

Brooklyn – The Harford Dairy Co. is dismantling the creamery, as they could no longer afford to operate it.

200 Years Ago from the Centinel, Montrose, PA, November 5, 1816. *Notice is hereby given to All persons indebted to the subscriber for the service of his Horse, the last season, that their Notes and Accounts are now in the hands of Chapman Carr in Montrose for settlement. Those who neglect to call on Mr. Carr and make payment will have to call on Stephen Gere in Waterford (Brooklyn) who is authorized to receive pay and give discharges. Jacob P. Dunn. Harford, Nov. 4th, 1816. *CUSTOMERS, I sincerely wish SUCH of you as have been indebted to me three months to call and look over your accounts whilst your memory is fresh, and rectify mistakes if any there be, and prevent hard thoughts, and you will much oblige me. N. RAYNOR. Montrose, Oct. 15, 1816. *PAYMENT OF MILITIA. Funds having been placed in the hands of the subscriber for the purpose of paying the Militia late in the service of the United States under the command of Lieut. Col. Montgomery, discharged at Danville in November 1814—Notice is hereby given that Capt. Frederick Bailey’s company will be paid at the house of Edward Fuller in Montrose on Saturday the 16th of November next. Every man must sign the receipt and pay Rolls in person or by his attorney in fact duly authorized. GEO. DENISON.  Wilkes-Barre, Oct. 25, 1816.

*TAKE NOTICE. ALL persons are forbid cutting or tapping the timber on the lands of Thomas and John Clifford, lying in the townships of Clifford and Gibson, Susquehanna county. All trespassers will have the law rigorously enforced against them. ASA PARK, Agent. Montrose, Oct 8, 1816.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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