top of page

November 20 1903/2003

Ararat - Warren R. Corey, of Tirzah, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hattie Stone, Sunday, Nov. 1, 1903. In 1861 he enlisted in the Union army and served three years, being wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks.

Friendsville - A new Palace Queen furnace has been placed in St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church by Cooley & Son of Montrose.

Brandt - By order of the Trustee in Bankruptcy the 650,000 bricks at the Brandt Clay Product company's plant are being finished. This will be of material benefit to the creditors. It is expected that the plant will eventually renew operations.

Bridgewater Twp. [Post Pond Road] - An artificial lake of surprising beauty has been made on Charles J. Post's farm in East Bridgewater, a short distance below Fordham's pond. The lake is set in the valley above the Lehigh Valley trestle, in plain view of the road, and with its background of evergreen and deciduous trees, the lofty hills beyond and its water of crystal-like clearness, forms a scene seldom seen even in this beautiful section. Mr. Post will place boats upon it and doubtless commence the propagation of fish in its depths sometime in the future.

Hallstead - Timothy Carter, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carter, was killed on the railroad near Tobyhanna, Monroe county, Saturday night at about eleven o'clock. The remains were taken to Hallstead the following morning. It is not known whether he was injured by being struck by an engine or in falling from a train. Carter was employed by the Lackawanna Co. as one of the bridge building gang and was at work near the place where he was injured. He was born in New Milford about 21 years ago. His parents, a brother and one sister survive.

Susquehanna - Atty. W. A. Skinner has been appointed by Judge Archbald, of the United States Court for the Middle District, as United States commissioner for this district.. The appointment was unsought for by Mr. Skinner, which makes the honor bestowed upon him even greater, as it is simply the merited recognition of his ability. While one of the youngest members of the legal profession in the county, he is possessed of all the qualities, which go to make up a lawyer of the highest rank, and there are none who will question the wisdom of Judge Archbald's choice. [William A. Skinner was the father of B. F. Skinner, noted Harvard psychologist].

Montrose Branch of the Lehigh Valley RR - The change from the narrow gauge to the wide gauge on the Montrose branch of the Lehigh Valley is bringing about already noticeable improvements in the business along the line. While the narrow gauge was in existence the very towns through which it passed seemed to correspond in size to the diminutive railroad; but now that is over and the towns are possessed of a certain inexplicable air of importance. We used to see the little red cars scattered along the track inscribed similar to this, "Montrose Railway No. 12," and now the huge cars of the New York Central, the Lehigh Valley and many hitherto unheard of railroads adorn the sidetracks--a condition undreamed of five, yes three years ago. We don't think there are any of us who realize the effect the standard gauge railroad will have on the trade conditions of these towns. Verily, there are many who will have ample reason to be thankful on our annual national day of thanksgiving.

Beech Grove [Auburn Twp] - Mesdames C. E. and J. O. Fuller attended a quilting at the home of Libbie Grose, Friday. The quilt was pieced by the children and old neighbors of her mother, and was a surprise present to her--she being in a helpless condition from a stroke of paralysis. AND At Auburn Corners Stanley Hibbard is at least an inch taller--it's a new boy born Nov. 12th. Also, at Auburn Corners, the Methodists are preparing to fix up the church tower and put in a new bell.

Hop Bottom - The Ladies Aid of the Universalist church will serve a dinner on Thanksgiving day in the new transept. A delicious chicken pie dinner will be served for 25 cents. Ice cream 10 cents. Aprons will be sold at reasonable prices.

Harford - J. C. Tanner, who has been the representative for the firm of Parker, Rose & Clinton, in hardware, for a number of years, on account of poor health, will leave the road the first of the year

South Gibson - A. U. Barnes, lumber merchant of Gelatt, cast his first vote for Gen. Taylor in 1848, attaining his majority the day previous. Mr. Barnes has never missed a November election since--a period of 55 years; he is hale and hearty at 76, always been a Republican, and one of our best citizens.

New Milford - Stone men have experienced bad weather for their business during the past week. The fall on the whole has been favorable, however, and there is not a great deal to complain about. The new quarry opened by the Shields' Stone Co., on F. T. Wellman's farm, is working better than was expected of it without more work being done.

Glenwood, Lenox Twp. - Ad. Chandler has purchased a kennel of fat hounds and expects to rid the town of the fox nuisance, they having had too many chicken suppers to please the farmers. AND George Hunt has sent the second consignment of furs to New York. This place seems to be a Klondike for the lucky trapper. AND The busiest man in town is G. M. Bennett--sawing lumber, grinding buckwheat, hauling coal, running the store and post-office; but he is equal to the emergency.

Uniondale - A very pretty wedding was that on the evening of Nov. 2nd, at the Tinker homestead, when Miss Agnes M. Tinker and John a. Smith were united in marriage by Rev. G. R. Merrill, of the Presbyterian church. The wedding march was played by Prof. A. P. Thomas of Carbondale. About 70 guests from different places were in attendance. The presents were numerous and valuable. Amid a shower of rice Mr. and Mrs. Smith left on a southbound train for Philadelphia and other places. They will make their home in Alabama, where Mr. Smith is engaged in business.

News Brief - Every housewife will be glad to know that she can obtain a new book of original receipts by Mrs. Helen Armstrong without cost. Mrs. Armstrong's high reputation as a cooking expert and teacher of domestic sciences makes her receipts highly prized by every woman who desires to get the best results in her kitchen. This book is issued primarily to familiarize housewives with some of the many uses of Karo Corn Syrup. In writing for the book address Corn Products Co., New York or Chicago.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

bottom of page