November 16 1900/2000
Susquehanna - The 15th Annual ball of Erie Hose Co. No. 1, will be held in Hogan Opera House on Wed. evening, Nov. 28. Doran's orchestra will furnish music and supper will be furnished at the Central House. It will be a fine social event. AND In Great Bend on Saturday afternoon, the Susquehanna Junior Indians defeated the Gt. Bend Seniors at football.
Jackson - The funeral of Henry W. Tyler, of Binghamton, who died in that city on Nov. 4, was held from his late residence on Nov. 7th. The remains were brought to Lake View, his former home, and interred in the cemetery at that place. Mr. Tyler was a member of the celebrated 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the [Civil] war, and in 1876 was the Democratic candidate in Susquehanna County for Representative, but was defeated in the election by M. J. Larrabee. Mr. Tyler leaves a widow and five sons and two daughters to mourn his decease.
Silver Lake - Nearly all the springs and wells in this locality are dry and those not living near the lakes have to go a long distance for water.
St. Joseph - The venerable gentleman, Patrick Griffin, is in remarkably good health for one so close to the century mark. He is 97 years of age, and the oldest man in the township.
South Auburn - F. M. Baldwin wears a smile because he has a 10 lb. grandson at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marble Capwell. Of course he will vote the Republican ticket in 1922 with his grandfather.
Brooklyn - The Sunday school class of Mr. C. R. Bailey made him a surprise party on Monday at his home, it being his 71st birthday. About 20 were present. A bountiful dinner was prepared after which Miss Lee photographed the company.
Fairdale - Prof. Clapper has organized a singing school at Fairdale, with a membership of forty.
New Milford - A team belonging to Liveryman VanBuskirk, on Saturday night, ran from a point beyond New Milford right through that town and on to Montrose. The driver was said to be intoxicated and was thrown out near the stone bridge at Williams' Pond and shoulder dislocated. The horses became free from the wagon near the Tarbell House, and when in front of I. W. Oakley's store, they ran into the iron railing and were captured.
Springville - Stanley W. Lyman left for his home at Red Lodge, Montana, on Monday, accompanied by his brother Perry and Robert Wilson, grandson of Saxon Wilson of Montrose. The two young men go to seek employment in that region.
Hopbottom - Mrs. Homan, who was very seriously injured several weeks ago by falling through the bridge, has so far recovered as to be about the house and is occasionally taken out for a short drive. The expenses incident to her illness, including doctor's bills, nurses' bills, etc. amounting in all to $151.10, have been paid by Hopbottom borough.
Montrose - W. D. B. Ainey, Esq., had a professional engagement in Scranton last Friday, but was detained until afternoon expecting to take the 12:20 train on the L & M. He was too late for that train and had only about 38 minutes in which to get to Alford to catch a train for Scranton. Could it be done? Mr. Ainey called Liveryman W. A. Harrington to his assistance and by some extra hustling on the part of that gentleman and a team of his spirited steeds, Mr. Ainey was landed on the station platform at Alford in just 32 minutes from the time he left Montrose, the distance covering eight miles. AND Harry McMillan, nephew of A. N. Bullard, was recently elected a State Senator in Kansas, his adopted home.
Gibson - Miss Annette Williams died at her home Oct. 31, 1900 after a long and severe illness, aged 68 years. Deceased was born June 13, 1831 and spent her entire life at the home where she died. She was the youngest daughter of Esq. John Williams, one of the early residents of Gibson Twp, who came from Norwich, Conn., about 1814. She is survived by one brother, Solomon and one sister, Rhoda Denney. She cared for her brother, John, who died last February, after which she seemed lonely and despondent. She was a kind and loving friend to those in trouble and ever ready to render assistance where help was needed.
Heart Lake - The Ladies Aid Society of the Heart Lake M.E. church will give a chicken pie dinner and Thanksgiving supper at the Ainey cottage on the afternoon and evening of Thanksgiving day. There will be an address by the Pastor in the afternoon and speaking, singing, etc., in the evening. Dinner will be served at 1:30 and supper at 8. Adults 25 cents and children half price.
Dimock - The steeple on the M.E. Church, which was struck by lightning, has been repaired by M. Thompson.
Lenox - Mrs. F. A. Jeffers wears a black eye and a bruised shoulder, not the result of a fight, but on Saturday, as she was driving their team up the hill near the school house, the draw-bolt came out and the wagon reversed its motion, going backward at a rapid rate, until it finally overturned, and the lady found herself beneath. The horses stood still and no great damage was done, but she says she does not care to have the same experience again.
Forest City - T. J. Pentecost says business is good in Forest City since the strike, and likely to be continually better. The rumor that the D.&H. Co. will soon go to mining coal there, as well as the Erie Company, has every appearance of being well-founded. If this company does begin operations it will be on a big scale, and Forest City will see better days than ever before.
Clifford - Clifford is trying hard to start a creamery for next spring, to be located at the J. M. Calender spring. The next thing most needed is a railroad.
Compiled By: Betty Smith