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November 11 1910/2010

New Milford - It is an unusual thing for a wedded couple to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary; a more unusual thing to hear of the celebration of a sixtieth, but when a couple celebrate their sixty-fifth it is most unusual. Such was the celebration held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gillespie on October 14, 1910, when about fifty relatives and friends of the esteemed couple assembled to celebrate the happy occasion. Mr. Gillespie was born in Scotch Town, Onondaga county, NY, June 26, 1822. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Spafford, in the same county, on Jan. 1, 1822. She was the daughter of the late Elder J. B. Worden, and they were married by the reverend elder in Jackson, Susquehanna county, October 14, 1845. Three children were born to them, two still living--Mrs. Ira Moss, New Milford and Mr. T. P. Gillespie of Binghamton.

Ararat - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Avery celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Nov. 2. There were 80 present to enjoy the happiness of the day. The wedding cake was brought from Jersey City by their daughter, Mrs. Noah Smith. It was very pretty. A present of about $40 was given them by their friends and relatives, also some other handsome presents.

Herrick Center - Elmer Master died from a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted while hunting in the woods near his home Monday. Master's left arm was shattered by the charge and death resulted from the loss of blood.

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - In the Montrose Democrat of Nov. 3 we read an account of the first snow storms of the past 15 years, and we wondered if anyone could remember seeing so much snow on the 4th of November. Snow fell here Friday to the depth of 2 feet in some places and some have been using sleighs here to good advantage.

Montrose - A meeting to organize a local camp of "Boy Scouts" will be held in the library building next Monday evening at 7:15. The parents of the boys, as well as the boys themselves who anticipate joining the movement, are invited to attend. This is an opportunity parents should not neglect, as it offers great advantages to boys.

West Brooklyn - James Bunnell and Lee Reynolds were at Meshoppen last week moving buildings. The snowstorm came and they beat it while their shoes were good for West Brooklyn.

Great Bend - Frank Haynes has engaged in the wholesale and retail cigar business in the Rought block on Main street this borough and will manufacture here also. Mr. Haynes is a gentleman who comes well recommended and we have no doubt he will do well in his business venture here. (From the Nicholson Record)

Thompson - If the Hallowe'eners of other towns were more destructive than they were in Thompson, alas! alas! for young America. ALSO Eighteen inches of snow made it hard wallowing for our veterans as they came to execute their pension papers, November 4th. Some of them could not make it that way.

Brooklyn - Mr. Tenant, of Alford, who had the charge of picking the apples in S. B. Eldridge's orchard, has finished and reports that he packed 983 barrels of choice apples, which were shipped to Philadelphia and sold nearly $500 worth to the evaporator at Hop Bottom, at forty cents per hundred pounds. ALSO The hotel barn which is being built by F. B. Jewett for use in connection with the hotel lately purchased by him is well under way and if weather conditions are favorable will be ready for use Dec. 1st. It will be three stories high in the rear and will accommodate fifty horses at one time.

East Rush - G. A. Crisman, the East Rush merchant, sold about $50 worth of foot wear in one day last week.

Springville - Dr. H. B. Lathrop's house is nearly finished and the family will probably eat their Thanksgiving dinner there. It will be a fine home.

Little Meadows - Lewis Palmer, because of ill health, has been obliged to give up his studies at the Philadelphia Dental College and expects to return home soon. ALSO Miss Deuel, our milliner, has taken her winter stock to Friendsville for a short time.

Forest City - That moving pictures can be shown in a lighted house was demonstrated last night at the Bijou Theatre, where life motion films were thrown upon a screen, the invention of S. L.[Roxy] Rothapfel, of Forest City, PA, with every light turned on. Although the theatre was brilliantly illuminated, every moving picture was clearly produced, as though the house had been plunged in darkness. Mr. Rothapfel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and was until five years ago an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Always interested in chemistry, he evolved a process whereby a screen might have a moving picture thrown upon it without its being enshrouded in darkness. For years he has been showing pictures in a lighted house at Forest City until he was discovered by John C. Dougherty, manager of the Bijou Theatre. His process, which moving picture men regard as a marvel, was unfolded before large audiences last night at the Bijou [New York City].

News Brief, Echoes From the Big Snow Storm - The snow storm of last week was one of the heaviest falls of snow and occasioned more hardship in the way of travel than any storm we have had in a long time, even in the middle of the winter, when we naturally expect such things. The Lackawanna train on the Montrose branch was the entire day reaching Alford, being stalled near Tiffany most all day waiting for the big steam snow shovel, and did not return from its first trip to Alford until six o'clock at night. There has not been a similar delay on the Lackawanna branch train in several years. The Lehigh Valley branch trains, however, beat all their records and came in and departed on schedule time during the storm period. The snow banks around Montrose were as high as at any time in the winter, the average fall being about eighteen inches. One man driving the ten miles from Rush, said he never had seen the going heavier nor slower, the snow just reaching the depth of the axles. The rural route drivers started out, but only got a few miles when they had to return. Alva Foster, driver of the Silver Lake stage; the Rush stage, and Mr. Birchard, who drives the Corbettsville star route, all made their trips but were considerably belated. We had no mail from Friendsville Friday.

The Storm of 1836 - It began to snow October 5 and continued all that and the next day, when over a foot of snow was left on the ground, which lasted in shady places for nearly a week, and just one week from that date, October 12th; 1836, it began to snow and fully as much snow fell, doing much damage to late crops of oats, buckwheat and potatoes, as well as apples and other fruit trees. So it will be seen that that was one month earlier than the great storm this year.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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