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November 12 1909/2009

Hallstead - "Hughie" Jennings, pilot of the Detroit Tigers, was a caller in Hallstead Tuesday and stopped at Clune's hotel, where he was quickly surrounded by a crowd of enthusiastic fans who were eager to meet him. He was on his way from Detroit to his home in Scranton.

Susquehanna - Edward Brick, a Susquehanna boy, was discharged from the hospital in that place on Friday. Young Brick had his left arm cut off in a sausage cutting machine a short time ago.

New Milford - Charles W. Walker, who has conducted the Jay House since the retirement of H. G. Stratton, six months ago, has purchased the property. It was part of the estate of the late Charles Jay. Mr. Walker will endeavor to further improve the building and accommodations. Consideration $6000.

Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The wood bee at the church last Thursday was quite well attended. The most excellent dinner was served by the Ladies Aid. About fifty took dinner including the school children and teacher, and Rev. Haner, who knows how to swing an axe as well as preach.

Lynn, Springville Twp. - An attempt at burglary was made at F. S. Greenwood's store on Sunday evening last. Some of the young men coming from church heard the rattle of glass in the direction of the store and upon investigation they found the large plate glass in the front doors broken out and two persons were seen to glide away in the darkness. Mr. Greenwood was quickly notified and the house surrounded, but the would-be burglars had disappeared. They had not gained an entrance when discovered, no doubt being frightened away by the approach of the young men. Hereafter, Mr. Greenwood will keep his bulldog, Tom, in the store nights.

Dimock - T. C. Allen, marble dealer from Montrose, was here last week doing some lettering in the Dimock cemetery.

Forest City - Representatives of the state pure food department have visited here recently and purchased goods in local stores which will be tested by the state chemist to see if they are up to standard.

Montrose - George Baker, the well known aeronaut, died at the home of J. D. Baker, Wednesday. Mr. Baker was an aeronaut by profession, until a few years ago, when failing health compelled him to retire from the perilous business. When he first entered the profession about 12 years ago, with George McCoy, his skill and daring soon placed him in a position of considerable prominence and he made ascensions at hundreds of fairs and exhibitions. Several years ago he narrowly escaped drowning in Long Island Sound, where he fell in an unsuccessful parachute drop, and was rescued by a launch after he was almost exhausted in a fight for his life. He never fully recovered from the trying ordeal, and the exertion and exposure no doubt hastened his end. Death was due to tuberculosis. The deceased's real name was Barclay, but since he was two years of age he resided with Mr. and Mrs. Baker and was best known by that name.

Forest Lake - Last Saturday Rural Carrier B. R. Lyons was delighted to find the wheel and shaft that had been taken from his automobile, near Forest Lake, lying alongside the road where it had two weeks before been removed from the machine. "Ben" assembled the parts and later towed it home behind his mail car. He is glad to have his "limousine" once more intact, but says he would give a "ten spot" out of curiosity to know who lugged off the wheel.

Heart Lake - Will the finder of a nice butcher knife, lost at here during the Soldiers' Reunion, please inform Lock Box 533?

Thompson - Dwight Craft, an engineer on the D & H, came up Wednesday to see his family, living near the Highlands in the township. He was coming down from the Summit on a pusher, which let him off on the track above the road, and when he started to go down he made a misstep and fell to the road, 30 feet below. His cries brought help, which took him to his home and the doctor was called. Fortunately no bones were broken, but he is fearfully sore at this writing

Harford - The Harford Dairy Co. will build a large ice house at the rear of the butter factory in town.

Elk Lake - Wm. Arnold had the misfortune to have one of his high blood Holstein cows get choked with an apple. Rumor says the apple was dislodged and the cow came out all right.

Lenox - Mr. L. M. Titus was the victim of an accident last week. He and Charles Pickering were driving in opposite directions after dark when their horses ran into each other. Mr. Titus was thrown out and rendered unconscious for a time, but although rather lame it is thought that no serious injury will result.

Middletown - In the death of Owen McDonough, Oct. 31, 1909, Middletown loses one of its most highly respected citizens. The deceased was born in County Sligo, Ireland, and immigrated to this country with his parents at the age of 22 years. With the exception of about two years, spent on the Lehigh canal, the remainder of his time was spent on the farm here. He is survived by one sister, Honora. His funeral was held at St. Patrick's church. The pall bearers were: Michael Conboy, Martin Golden, Frank Golden, Frank Redding, Edward Gillin and Thomas Foster.

News Brief - Conductors and trainmen in the passenger services of the Lackawanna railroad have received orders, issued from the office of General Superintendent T. E. Clarke, on the calling out of the name of stations along the road. While the order does not specifically require trainmen to practice elocution during off hours, it calls for a radical change from old-time customs. Under the new order, trainmen are forbidden to rush into a car, slamming the door behind them. They must open the door by turning the knob gently and then announce the name of the station distinctly and intelligently. The time honored method of calling the station in a voice resembling a college cry, has been tabooed.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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