October 11 1907/2007
Montrose - The concrete work around the soldiers' monument and the removal of the parapet, which for years has surrounded it, greatly improves the appearance of that imposing shaft. The four canons have been mounted at the corners on concrete bastions, and a view of it from the streets surround, gives it a warlike aspect. What to do with the marble tablets on which are the names of the county's Civil War veterans, is causing considerable trouble, owing to the difficulty of properly displaying them. They formerly lined the parapetted enclosure. AND Miss Amelia Pickett has been spending some time in Scranton, studying the methods pursued in that city's library. Miss Pickett will act as librarian of the new public library to be opened here next month.
Little Meadows - The directors of the Little Meadows Telephone Company met the directors of the Tracy Creek Telephone Company this week at the office of Attorney H. C. Perkins, in Binghamton, relative to connecting the Little Meadows line with the New York State people.
Friendsville - A direct ancestor here has received the information that at Limerick, Ireland, two weeks ago, the bust of Gerald Griffin was placed in site at the large school erected to the memory of the poet and educator, whose parents were the first Irish settlers in Susquehanna County. [Patrick and Ellen Griffin, parents of Gerald, settled in the year 1820, on a tract of land bordering on Quaker Lake, in Silver Lake township, one of the prettiest and most beautiful spots in this portion of the State, which they christened "Fairy Lawn," in memory of their forsaken home in the old land.) Stocker History [Both are buried in the churchyard at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Gerald Griffin never lived in this country.]
Laurel Lake - The many friends of Rev. A. M. Bertels and wife will regret to see them move from this place to a farm in Hawleyton, N.Y., recently purchased. On account of poor health he is going to give up preaching for a time.
Susquehanna - John Buckle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buckle, was seriously injured Sunday afternoon as the result of falling from a chestnut tree to the ground, a distance of about 30 ft. In falling his head struck the sharp end of a small limb and made a large hole in his forehead. He was rendered unconscious by the fall and lay on the ground for some time. Fortunately at that time a man was walking in the woods nearby and picked the injured lad up and carried him to the nearest house, where a physician was summoned, who dressed the boy's injury. Although the wound is serious it is not thought that it will result fatally. AND Hotel Oakland, the new hotel being erected by John J. McGinty, is rapidly nearing completion. The work of wiring the hotel for telephones and electric lights is well under way. The hotel contains 45 rooms and each room will be equipped with a phone. The hotel will be ready for occupancy about Dec. 15.
Jessup Twp. - The Bolles cemetery, for a number of years, has been noted for the neat and tidy manner in which it has been kept. During the past few weeks it has been more extensively improved and beautified by a driveway extending the whole length of it.
Brooklyn - The trustees and pastor of the Universalist church have arranged for a harvest fair and old-time farmers' supper, to be given in the basement of the church, Friday evening, November 8. This promises to be an old-time affair with an entertaining program of the old-time character.
Springville - Butter is so scarce in this town that some have to be content with a little and very poor at that, sometimes. AND New gasoline lights are to be placed in Stuart Riley's store and residence.
Clifford - The Northeastern Telephone Co. is putting some new poles, straightening the line and putting it in general good order in the village. The company will put on another wire to Lenoxville so as to relieve the Nicholson line of its excessive load.
Dundaff - An old fashioned "apple cut" was enjoyed by the young people of Dundaff, last Tuesday evening, at Mrs. Wallace Millard's.
Upsonville, Franklin Twp. - Rev. L. W. Church preached a historical sermon last Sunday, it being the 94th anniversary since the founding of the church at Upsonville.
Heart Lake - The milk producers here expect to ship milk to the Producers and Consumers Exchange, at Scranton, have leased grounds of W. A. Brown and will commence to erect their cooling station Monday, Oct. 15, 1907. The Building Committee is A. W. Richardson, L. E. Griffing and F. I. Hillis. The station at Kingsley is now completed and the stations at Foster and Nicholson are nearly completed.
Hallstead - A gang of burglars have been shadowing the business places in Hallstead and Great Bend for some time and the Plaindealer says it will be wisdom on the part of the merchants to double their vigilance in protecting their business places. C. W. Bankes' store in Hallstead was entered on the night of Sept. 27, and although but little of value was taken on that occasion, it is more than probable that the marauders were frightened away before they had completed their job. The same is true of the recent window breaking in the rear of P. H. Lines & Son's store, and the jewelry store of F. W. Carl, last Sunday night. Many of the businessmen are contemplating putting in burglar alarms.
Uniondale - The Misses May and Janet Tinker will offer at public sale, on Wednesday, October 16th, beginning at 10 o'clock at the Tinker homestead near Uniondale, their horses, stock consisting of ten cows, three two year olds, four calves, a porker, hay grain, apples in orchard, and farming utensils of all kinds. Remember the date!
Forest City - Anyone who has not for some time been on Dundaff, Hudson and Susquehanna streets, would be surprised at the number of stores now to be found on these three thoroughfares, and some of them appear to be doing a thriving business.
News Brief - Scranton brewers say that beer is likely to advance one dollar a barrel. This is due, they claim, to the increased cost of ingredients. The advance in price will not affect the retail trade any. It will still be a nickel a glass, but the schooners will be smaller, or else the beer will have a "bigger head."
Compiled By: Betty Smith