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November 28 1902/2002

Bridgewater Twp. - Samuel D. Warriner, of Wilkesbarre, has purchased the farm of Mrs. B. H. Mulford for $6000. He is a son of Rev. E. A. Warriner and is Superintendent of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company. It is a fine, large farm in good condition and with a fishpond on it. It is about 2 1/2 miles northeast of Montrose. AND A. H. Pickering raised his big barn for the second time Monday; the wind leveled it after the first raising.

Susquehanna - Homer E. Spencer, miller, has purchased the "Transcript" building. The paper will return to its old quarters on Euclid Avenue. AND Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane, on Friday afternoon, underwent a successful operation for appendicitis. He will probably recover.

Lakeview - Frank Benson is building a fine sugar house.

South Gibson - Henry Manzer, one of the best known residents of this county, died at his home on Nov. 17. He was nearly 83 years of age. Deceased was born in Otsego, NY, Dec. 14, 1819. He was the son of Lawrence and Polly (Price) Manzer. On Feb. 22, 1840, he was married in South Gibson to Mindwell Sparks, who was born in Sullivan Co., NY. The pair rounded out over 60 years together and Mrs. Manzer survives her husband. To them were born five children: Charles H., Truman C., Charity, Harriet E. and Mary. The latter two died in early life. Mr. Manzer was a farmer and at the outbreak of the Civil War, on Aug. 13, 1861, at Harrisburg, enlisted and became sergeant of Co. M, Fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He participated in all the battles and skirmishes of this regiment. In June 1862, he was injured by a horse falling on him at Harrison Landing, and was confined in hospitals at Blackwell's Island, NY, and Washington D.C., for nearly four months. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 20, 1864, at Alexandria, VA. His brother, Horatio, served in the union army and his grandfather, Lawrence Manzer, participated in the War of 1812. Mr. Manzer's son, Charles H., enlisted in the same company with him and died in the service in 1861, at Georgetown, D.C. After the war Mr. Manzer resumed farming. He was a member of A. J. Roper Post, No. 452 and always took a great interest in Grand Army affairs.

Fairdale - Report of Fairdale School for month ending Nov. 14. Names of pupils receiving 100 % in spelling - Mattie Hewitt, Carrie Shelp, Pearl Fowler, Fannie Shelp, Lillian Rosenkrans, Herman Olmstead, Wilbur Hewitt, Harry Clark, Ethel Sterling. Those having an average of 90 % - Carrie Shelp, Pearl Fowler. Not absent - Lee Robinson, Fannie Shelp, Blennie Very. Nellie Hewitt, Teacher.

Montrose - Beginning with Monday, Nov. 24th, the Montrose Bell Telephone exchange is now giving day and night service, Sundays included. The operators are Miss Mildred Holbrook, Bertha Place, day service, and Miss Janet McCausland, night service. Stacy Oakley, manager of the Western Union Telegraph, looks after the messenger service.

North Jackson - Misses Lena and Mabelle, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Whitney, had a miraculous escape from death on Saturday morning. While driving across the D. & H. tracks, a short distance south of the Lanesboro station, they were struck by the northbound express and sent flying by the trackside. They were but little injured. The horse ran away but was unharmed and the wagon was smashed to kindlings.

New Milford - F. N. Gillespie has sold his mill property and lease of land on which it is located to A. C. Crossley, of Starrucca, who will locate his stick factory here. We understand that the transfer of property will be completed this week and the work of remodeling the building will be started at once. In the spring we are informed that a $5000 plant will be erected. From 25 to 40 hands will be employed.

Forest City - A deal of great importance to Forest City has, it is reported, just been consummated, whereby the Hillside Coal and Iron Co. will mine the coal owned by the Delaware and Hudson in and above Forest City. The Delaware and Hudson gets in return some Erie land down the valley.

Owego, NY - A telegraphic machine has been invented by Louis Myers, of Owego, which may revolutionize the methods of sending of messages. The new transmitter, in general appearance, resembles a typewriter and is so constructed that anyone, without a knowledge of telegraphy, can send messages with complete accuracy and with greater speed than the most expert operators of the present system.

Birchardville - Mr. Winner, who drives the stage from Friendsville to Montrose, had the misfortune to lose one of his horses Friday evening. He had just arrived at the postoffice here when the horse dropped dead in the harness.

Elk Lake - The Shaner barn, which was burned last week, had an insurance of about $400 on the contents and $100 on the building. A horse and colt were burned to death and seven tons of hay, a quantity of oats, rye and buckwheat straw, a carriage, cutter, harnesses and many other valuable articles were consumed. It was reported that human bones were discovered in the ashes, but the reliability of the statement is doubted.

News Briefs - The Scranton Tribune says: The transportation of freight and coal over Lackawanna railroad since the coal strike was declared off has been the largest in the history of the company, and the work has been handled without delay or accident. The company is moving 1000 carloads of freight and coal east, and 1000 west from Scranton every day. All this, in addition to the immense amount of passenger business that is being handled. AND Miss Blackman's history [of Susquehanna County] gives the number of Civil war soldiers accredited to this county as 3,100 and from best possible information there are about 850 still living. Authentic figures as to the number enlisting from this county is hard to obtain, as a great many enrolled outside the county. AND A weather prophet says that the real cold weather won't set in before the middle of next month, and perhaps not then, for the reason that snakes are still to be seen on top of ground. He says that the ophidian tribe invariably goes into hibernation for the winter at least two months prior to the advent of real frigid weather. That there will be no snow he regards as certain from the fact that the mountain grass and other wild growth is not high enough to insure feed to the birds of the woods, and nature, he argues, is not cruel enough to starve the innocent things.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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