October 11 1918/2018
With Our Boys in the Field: Niles Johnson, of Uniondale, is home on furlough. He is a fireman on board the C.S. Cruiser, Frederick, a troop transport; Warren Colsten, of Great Bend, has sailed overseas; Roy Oakes, Fairdale, wishes to publicly express his thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly presented him with a wrist watch before leaving to enlist in Uncle Sam’s army.
Forest City – John Walker, of Delaware Street, passed away of pneumonia, the scourge now sweeping the country. He was born in Gibson in 1872, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Walker. He enlisted when war with Spain was declared in 1898 and sent to Cuba, where he participated in the battle of San Juan. He was later sent to the Philippines and was a member of the American forces that quelled the Boxer insurrection in China. He is survived by his father and wife and the following children: Millicent, Mildred, Duane, George, Manley, Clarence and Marshal.
Thompson – Owing to the prevalence of the influenza the churches and schools are closed indefinitely.
Rush – Death came suddenly to Samuel Kirkhuff, age 70, while he was engaged in unloading a car of lime at the station at Meshoppen, Sept. 30, caused by his neck being dislocated. His body was taken to his home at Engle Corners, near the Rush poor farm. He removed here 2 years ago from Lake Winola, to which place the remains were taken for burial.
Heart Lake – L.E. Griffing will open his cider and jelly mill October 2nd. Vinegar is scarce and high. Now is the time to fill up your barrels while apples are plentiful. Sweet apples are best and should be saved separate for jell and apple butter.
Binghamton, NY – Binghamton became “dry” Oct. 1st, and the hotels are shifting their sails, so to speak, the erstwhile barrooms being converted into dining rooms and soda dispensing departments. The barroom of the Arlington, where many a “camel” has slacked his thirst, is being converted into a lunch room, where ices and soda water will be dispensed. E.M. Tierney, a native of Susquehanna, who made the Arlington famous and won for himself an enviable reputation as a hotel man, will become manager of the Hotel Ansonia, in New York city. The Hotel Bennett, which has had a lot of financial difficulty, is to be re-opened, it is understood.
Great Bend – Chas. A. Williams has resigned his position with Williams & Co., and accepted one with the N. H. Parke Leather Co., where he will assist in pursuing war orders.
Hop Bottom - Effective Monday, Oct. 7th, Roberts Bros. coal dealers, announce that their business will be conducted on a strictly cash basis ALSO No one here takes greater interest in the success of the American soldiers in the Argonne woods than Rev. R.S. Kellerman; for it was here in the vicinity of the Argonne woods that General Christopher Kellerman drove the German army out of France 126 years ago, 1792. For the success of that great victory over the Germans, Kellerman was given the title of Duke of Valmy. Afterward Kellerman became a Marshal under Napoleon Bonaparte.
Auburn Twp. -Briggs Shaver, of Shannon Hill, who was principal of the Gibson Graded School, has resigned and has gone to Mansfield to take a military training course and enlist in the Students’ Army Training Corps.
Transue - Lester Barnes has enrolled in the Students’ Army Training Corps, at Gettysburg, PA. His many friends gathered at his home on Sept. 30th and tendered him a farewell party prior to his leaving.
Harford - In the stately mansion full of historic memories from its association with names and events in the past of Harford, gathered a company of friends and relatives Monday afternoon at the funeral service of Mrs. Marietta I. Jones, the mother of Senator E.E. Jones. Mrs. Jones was born in Honesdale, August 14, 1831. She met Henry W. Jones, whom she married, while attending the Franklin Academy in Harford. Five children were born, of whom Edward E. Jones alone survives. His son, Henry, is part of the Lafayette Espadrille, [French air force], now serving in France.
South Harford - Several from here attended the funeral of James Pickering at South Gibson. We all feel that we have lost one of our best neighbors.
Uniondale - Loren Avery was quite seriously hurt last week when the motorcycle he was driving ran into a telephone pole. He was taken to Emergency Hospital, Carbondale.
Brooklyn - Brooklyn passed a very quiet Sunday, with no church services and no automobile driving. ALSO Mrs. E.S. Eldridge has sold the apples in her orchard to Mr. Lundergan who has an evaporating plant at Hop Bottom. Dr. F.S. Miller has charge of the picking. He engaged 20 Montrose High School boys to help him.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – There was no preaching on the Hill, Sunday, as the minister failed to get there, although there was a fair congregation.
WAR MAP SERVICE - The Democrat is receiving a special War Map Service, (a new map is received each week) showing progress of the fighting forces in Europe. Boundary lines between Germany, France, Belgium, Alsace and Lorraine are shown; also the location of the many towns and cities we read of every day now. It is an interesting map.
200 Years Ago from the Montrose Gazette, October 10, 1818.
*COOPERING BUSINESS. The subscriber informs the inhabitants of Montrose and its vicinity, that he has established the above business, in this town, where he will be thankful for all orders in his line of business. BARRELS of all kinds kept constantly on hand for sale. Produce of all kinds taken in payment. Abraham Fordham. Montrose, October 9, 1818.
*STRAY STEERS. Strayed from the village of Montrose on Sunday last, a yoke of two year old steers, one a dark brindle, the other red, with a white face. Any person who will give information where they may be found shall receive a liberal reward. Isaac Seymour, Pike, Bradford Co. Sept. 26, 1818.
*Dissolution of Partnership. The partnership heretofore existing between the subscribers, under the title of Curtis & Coy, is dissolved by mutual consent. All persons indebted to said firm are requested to call and settle by the first of November next, if they wish to save cost, as all persons who are delinquent at that time, must expect to have cost made them. DANIEL CURTIS, ALANSON COY. Montrose, Oct 8, 1818.
Compiled By: Betty Smith