October 08 1908/2008
Montrose - Mrs. Jessie B. James and corps of assistants, consisting of her daughters Misses Annah and Vida, and Miss Emily Lott, are exhibiting one of the most unique displays of trimmed hats at her fall opening this week, at her millinery parlors on So. Main St., that has come under the writer's observation in some time. The store is tastefully decorated with autumn leaves and handsome ribbons, veils, etc., which tend to attract the eye of the fair sex and make their visit to the store a profitable one, not only to the pocket book but a treat to the eye of the lover of handsome millinery as well. It might well be added that the fall hats for the ladies are as a rule larger than ever as will be noticed on our streets, so much so that it is often times hard to tell who is under them.
North Jackson - E. A. Page, aged 86 years, died at his home Monday, Sept. 28, after a few days' illness. All his family had preceded him in death and he was the oldest of three sons of the late Eli Page. He had resided for 60 years on the farm where his death occurred. Interment at North Jackson.
Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - But very few from this place attended the Harford fair on account of the dusty roads. AND Charles Savige, of Brooklyn, made a business trip to Scranton and also visited at Wyoming Seminary and took in the football game at Wilkes-Barre between State College and Carlisle Indians.
Laurel Lake - Miss Celia Donovan had the misfortune to have her arm broken by being thrown from a buggy. AND At Silver Lake it was decided that M. J. Hanagan must have filled his silo, for we have had a heavy rain fall.
Fair Hill - John Shelp, of Minnesota, is shipping some apples to his home, as he thinks eastern apples far ahead of the western varieties.
Hop Bottom - Why is it our public schools are being maintained at an enormous cost to the public? The majority of scholars at the present day do not average much better than scholars did two years ago. AND Miss Candace Brown is the new principal in the high school in place of Prof. Leonard who resigned.
South New Milford - John Gleason fell about two feet while picking chestnuts, striking his stomach against a limb and hurting him quite badly, but nothing very serious.
Thompson/Susquehanna - Gio Di Lorenvo, the Italian who had his left leg filled with bird shot in Thompson, recently, when found in a potato patch, had the leg amputated at the Simon Barnes Memorial Hospital ay Susquehanna. The leg was amputated above the knee. Lorenvo, it seems, was helping himself to potatoes from a patch owned by Arthur Smith. The latter had been troubled with similar depredations and didn't propose to put up with such actions long. Consequently when he saw Lorenvo digging the tubers without permission he let fly a charge of bird shot. It is likely nothing will be done in the matter by either Smith or Lorenvo, so far as carrying it into the courts, as both are satisfied to let the matter rest where it is.
South Gibson - Thinking to have some fun, neighbors of James Pickering, on East Mountain, tied tin cans to the tails of his oxen when they came to drink. The frightened animals ran for home at great speed. One lost his can and reached home in safety but the other broke a blood vessel and died on the way. The result of the fun was that the parties had to pay for the dead ox.
Springville - The Guild Meeting of St. Andrews church was held Oct. 3rd at the home of Mrs. Leigh Estus, one mile from town. There was a good many ladies in attendance and a pleasant time, thanks to our hostess. Some of them received quite a fright by meeting an automobile on the way. Sometimes it is hard to say which is the more frightened, the horses or the ladies.
South Harford - The construction of the new road near Harding School house, will be let to the lowest bidder on Oct. 15, at 10 o'clock. About 150 rods of road including one bridge. We will be on the ground Thursday at 10 o'clock with the specifications. We reserve the right to reject any or all bids. R.A. Manson, A.F. Lewis, P.F. Forsythe, Supervisors of Harford.
Glenwood - Walter Johnson, alias "Yorky," one of the three men who are alleged to have tortured an aged farmer, Edwin Hartley, at his home near Glenwood, by applying a red hot ploughshare to the soles of his feet in order to extract an admission from him where $1,000 was hidden, was arrested last week at Horton's Switch, N.Y., and is now in the Montrose [county] jail. The crime in which "Yorky" and his companions, Wandall and Thompson, are alleged to have participated, was committed on the night of Aug. 22. Thompson and Wandall were arrested soon after the perpetration of the crime but "Yorky" stuck to the woods and swamps in the neighborhood of Foster, Nicholson and Glenwood and remained there, it is supposed, a week or more. He was encountered once or twice but warded his pursuers off with a revolver in his hand. "Yorky" was located at the place at which he was arrested a few days ago, and Constable William Bennett, of Susquehanna county, being informed of the fact, went in search of his man. "Yorky" offered resistance, but the constable being accompanied by a posse of citizens, heavily armed, it was capture or death for "Yorky" and he preferred a trial to summary execution and surrendered.
McKinney's Mills - Mrs. Wm. Hahn, on going to her hen house, discovered a big milk snake coiled twice around the outer edge of a nest on which a hen was sitting. She called a farm hand and when the snake was disturbed it crawled under the hen for safety. The old Plymouth Rock made no objection, and it was necessary to kill the snake,
Lenox - On Wednesday of last week, as F. A. Jeffers was raising his barn preparatory to putting in basement stables, the blocking on one side gave way and the barn tipped over. On Friday the neighbors kindly made a "bee" and cleaned away the debris. The entire building will have to be rebuilt.
Compiled By: Betty Smith