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October 04 1912/2012

Springville - Stuart Riley, who has conducted a thriving mercantile business here for many years, has disposed of the business and will be succeeded by H. B. & C. W. Lee, the new firm to be known as Lee Bros., and we bespeak for the new proprietors the same success that this store has enjoyed so long. Mr. H.B. Lee has been the head clerk with Mr. Riley for several years, and Mr. C.W. Lee has also been the head clerk for R. L. Avery’s store for a long time, and with the experience of both, not only with the business, but enjoying a wide acquaintance-ship with the trading public, they should expand business of this already prosperous store. AND in East Lynn, Fred Pierson, of Auburn, teaches toe school here. Eva States, who has taught here for a number of years, now teaches in the Springville high school.

Fair Hill, Jessup Twp. - The Harvest Home dinner, to have been held Saturday, has been postponed on account of a funeral.

Harford Fair Notes - It rained before and after. There were about 2000 tickets sold. The exhibits were good considering the weather. The society, by cutting all possible expenses will be able to pay premiums in full. There was no plowing match. John Sheldon won first in egg race and his sister, Julia, second. Judge Chas. Walker, of New Milford, thought T. J. Gillespie’s baby was the handsomest and Earl Clinton’s next. The Boys Brigade was fine and enjoyed by all. Susquehanna should be proud of these boys.

Jackson Twp. - School notes of Maple Ridge School for month ending Sept. 6th, 1912: Ruth Hall, Esther Quick, Nellie Hall, Earl Hall, Raymond Wilcox and Jay Decker were present every day during the month. Lloyd Blaisdell was absent only one day, and that on account of sickness. Those having a monthly examination of 95% or more were: Lloyd Blaisdell and Nellie Hall. Those whose marks were 90% or more were: Esther Quick, Ruth Hall, Raymond Wilcox and Jay Decker.

Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The Bullard school house, which has been closed for four or five years, was sold at public sale on Saturday last and was purchased by Lewis Bunnell for $57. At FOWLER HILL, James Hugboom and Bruce Swisher had a general mix--up while coming from the creamery the other morning. The horse got frightened at an auto, throwing them out, breaking the harness and wagon and cutting Mr. Hugboom’s head and jarring both considerably. AND, in WEST AUBURN, Our school has an enrollment of 38 pupils, all taught by one teacher, Miss Ella Crawford.

Montrose - Auctioneer Cox held up a bettered fiddle. “What am I offered for this antique violin,” he inquired. “Look it over. See the blurred finger marks of remorseless time. Note the stain of the hurrying years. To the merry notes of this fine instrument the brocaded dames of fair France may have danced the minuet in glittering Versailles. Perhaps the virgins walked to its stirring rhythm in the feasts of Lupercalia. Ha! It bears an abrasion, perhaps a touch of fire. Why, this may be the identical fiddle on which Nero played when Rome burned!” “Seventy--five cents!” said a red--nosed man in the front row. “It’s yours!” cried the eloquent auctioneer.

Hallstead - On Friday night someone entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chamberlin and stole $35 from a drawer in the writing desk. The family heard some one unlock the front door and come in, but they thought Mr. Chamberlin had come home and thought nothing of it and only found out they had been robbed after the burglar had gone. There is no clew.

Herrick Centre - Jerry Kishpaugh is improving the looks of the McAvoy lot which he recently purchased by moving the barn further back from the road and they are also papering the house and preparing to reside there a little later.

Glenwood, Lenox Twp. - Our small pox scare turned out to be nothing serious and the school on the hill opened up again Monday, it being closed only a few days.

Brooklyn - Norman Aldrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aldrich, aged about 2+ years, met a tragic death on Oct. 1st. Mrs. Aldrich, who lives on F. B. Jewett’s farm, had procured some kindling wood to start a fire and had kerosene oil in a quart fruit can to help kindle the fire. She set the can on the stove and left the room for a few moments; in her absence the little boy got the can and drank part of its contents. Dr. Oliver Williams was phoned for and reached the home in a short time, but medical skill was unable to save the life of the child.

Clifford - About 40 lady friends of Mrs. H. Felts gave her a genuine surprise last Saturday, and as a memento left $5 in cash in which to purchase an umbrella.

Susquehanna - Miss Margaret Mulqueen, while visiting friends in Binghamton last week, met with a serious accident. While cleaning a stove at the home where she was visiting, the gasoline she was using for the purpose exploded. Her face, neck and arms were badly burned. She was taken to the Binghamton Hospital for treatment.

Gibson - C. H. VanGorder is finishing his new store inside as fast as possible. It will be opened as a general store Nov. 1 by Burr Wilder.

Ainey, Springville Twp. - James Bunnell, of Dimock, was here last Monday on his way to Nicholson, where he is moving buildings to make way for the Northern Electric road.

News Brief - “A No. 1” the famous railroad tramp who has visited this newspaper at several times is dead, having been ground under the wheels of a railroad train in Houston, Texas. “A No. 1” was last in Montrose about 5 years ago. He was known to the editors of the entire country. A dispatch from Houston says: “A No. 1” the king of hoboes, is dead. Slipping from the rods of a passenger train on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, the man who boasted that he had traveled more miles and paid less fares than any traveler of his generation, was caught by the trucks of the heavy coach and literally ground to death. “A No. 1” was a puzzle, even to the men with whom he had roamed to all parts of the world. He told no one his name, his birthplace or of his family. He was merely “A No. 1” the king of tramps. From Maine to California his name is painted or carved on box cars, water tanks, railroad sheds, in fact, everywhere “A No. 1” could find space he wrote his name in big letters, and two arrows, pointing in the direction the hobo king was traveling at the time he “signed up.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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