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November 25 1904/2004

Choconut - In the case of Com'th vs. Frank and William Regan, on trial when the Democrat went to press last week, William, the younger brother, was found not guilty and Frank Regan, who had the gun and who did the shooting, was found guilty as charged in first count of the indictment, "assault with intent to disfigure." This was the "horning case" from Choconut. Defendant was sentenced to pay fine of $25 and imprisonment in the Montrose jail for nine months.

Gibson - Another rural free delivery mail route, starting from New Milford, is about to be established. It will go over Mott Hill via South New Milford to Gibson and Union Hill and will accommodate a large number of people in New Milford and Gibson Township.

Great Bend - Sheriff Brush was here on Monday and sold at sheriff's sale the property of Addison Mesick. Of the property sold, a horse, that has been at the Central House barns since April 21, and eaten itself up to a valuation of $117, was knocked down to William Newman for $5. The board bill will come out of the proceeds of the sale.

Alford, Brooklyn Twp. - I would respectfully announce that I have opened dining and lunch rooms at Alford, about 100 feet south of the station, and will appreciate your patronage. Also lodging furnished and horses stabled. Respectfully, Mrs. H. L. Hubbard.

Lenox - Dr. E. E. Tower lost a horse recently, as a result of falling through the barn floor at G. N. Bennett's. AND In East Lenox, "The Old Lady aloft has been picking geese" of late. Let's hope she will not find as many to pick this winter as last.

Middletown - Miss Rose Coleman has gone to Owego to have her eyes treated.

Thomson - It is said that Jackson Chandler, an old resident of Thomson who has been ill a number of months, has had his grave dug and has made other preparations for the final dissolution.

Uniondale - George Carpenter had the misfortune to lose another cow the other day. This makes the eighth animal Mr. Carpenter has lost since early in the season. Some mysterious disease, seeming to be poisoning of some sort, as cause of death. A theory is that it is caused by the cattle feeding on land that had formerly been inundated.

Friendsville - Word was received here yesterday of the death of John Hannon, who was killed by the [railroad] cars at Endicott. The remains were brought here for burial.

Rush - There was good skating on the pond here on Saturday, Nov. 19th, that is earlier than usual. The youngsters think it quite a treat if they can skate on Thanksgiving day.

South New Milford - The teams are busy drawing the saw mill from North Bridgewater. AND The turkeys are roosting high.

Springville - Luther Smith left a box of cigars at Avery & McMicken's store last Monday and the boys just smoked. Luther has been married, that's all. Report says Miss Mead Tiffany is the lucky bride. Anyway, we extend congratulations. AND Dan Cokely got quite badly hurt recently, over at the Lott quarry. He was riding from the dump back to the block when a chain became unfastened, letting the scale box dump, and throwing him on his head; he has a cut on the head besides other bruises. He is improving nicely.

Susquehanna - J. Pierpont Morgan, of New York, was in town last Friday.

Montrose - A gang of men came up under the charge of Henry Green, of Towanda, this morning and are engaged in removing the old turntable near the Lehigh Valley station. This removes the last vestige of the "narrow gauge" in this vicinity. AND Over 200 persons took [Thanksgiving] dinner at the Montrose House yesterday; every one of whom are voicing their praise of the manner in which it was cooked and served, and of the abundance and variety.

Herrick Centre - Thomas Carlin, of Starrucca, was fatally injured here Saturday. He is supposed to have been riding on an Erie Coal train and fell off. Both legs were cut off and he was otherwise injured. He died later at the Carbondale hospital. Carlin was a section hand on the Erie and the accident occurred near his home, it being supposed that while preparing to alight from the moving train he was thrown under the wheels.

Elk Lake - B. A. Horton has sold his personal property and on Tuesday went to Binghamton where he and his family will make their home. He has accepted a good position with the Stickley-Brandt Furniture Company.

Dimock - George Woodruff, the former football coach and athlete, is Pres. Roosevelt's chum on most of his rides and tours and is one of his most intimate friends, according to a recent article in a leading Philadelphia paper. Mr. Woodruff is a native of this county, formerly residing at Dimock, which makes the above-mentioned fact more interesting to citizens hereabouts. Both men are large and strong; ardent admirers of nature, and have much in common, so that the existing friendship is not to be wondered at.

South Auburn - While pressing hay at South Auburn, Monday, Thomas Dornblazer had his feet in the press tramping the hay down, when the horses suddenly started and the young man had both feet badly squeezed. Dr. Sturdevant was called from here and found the young man suffering intense pain. Both feet were greatly swollen and the left one had burst open. The doctor could not find whether any bones were broken or not. Dornblazer wore a new pair of very heavy shoes, which saved his feet from being completely crushed. The shoes were twisted out of shape.

Clifford - While S. E. Finn and son, Harry, were exercising their pacers one day last week, the horses became frightened while going down the dug road, and turned around, running to their stable. Horses and men both escaped without injury but the wagon was no so fortunate.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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