October 13 1899/1999
Clifford - Our boys around the barber shop and Clifford House better not make quite so noisy a time as they do Saturday nights, or we will half [have] to build a cooler.
Friendsville - The voters of this section should not forget their friend, B. B. Buffum at the polls in November. Bruce is an honorable man; no bigot; no understrapper; does not carry two faces under one hood; always a friend to those in need. He is a man for the people, and if the people vote him to office, a clearer administration was never recorded than will be that of B. B. Buffum's. Smash the "ring," which is only a synonym for all that is corrupt in politics.
Brackney - Timothy Murphy, one of the oldest residents of Brackney, met a sudden death Oct. 5, 1899. He led a horse to the pond near his residence, as usual, and in some way the horse wheeled around and threw him down into the water where he drowned before he could be rescued. He was 87 years old and is survived by T. H. Murphy of Hawleyton, M. W. and J. T. Murphy of Silver Lake, James of Colorado, Mrs. Welch of Brackney and Mrs. Mary Ann Curley of Middletown.
Auburn - Wilber Mason is now the happiest man in town because of a 9 pound boy. Dewey is his name. AND - John Titman has sold his farm to John West, consideration $4600. This includes the house and lot. Well, Mr. West, were it not for the writer's farm you might say, as many others do, that you now own the nicest farm on the road between Meshoppen and Montrose. Mr. T. will take up his abode in Montrose and expects soon to become the mayor of that city.
Hopbottom - School has commenced again after two weeks' vacation on account of a case of diphtheria.
Uniondale - The Browning Literary Society of the Uniondale graded school will hold the second meeting of the term on Friday. Oct. 18 in room No. 1.
Brookdale - Our school was closed last week on account of the death of Mrs. Risley, the teacher's mother. The patrons of her school offer their sympathy to her in this sad bereavement.
Montrose - Archy Cashin, who went to the Pacific coast last year, now has a position as clerk, or something of that sort, on a steamer running between San Francisco and [the] Philippine Islands. He is on his second round trip and likes it.
Forest City - The breakers have orders to work twenty full days this month. AND - The Forest House looks conspicuous with its new coat of paint.
Great Bend - The brush factory at Lestershire, NY has been purchased by Great Bend capitalists and will be removed to Great Bend where it will be put into full operation, giving steady employment to about thirty hands.
Rush - Prof. Button, who will give one of his unique entertainments of magic and ventriloquism, was born in Rush, and as a boy was peculiar and some folks thought him anybody's fool; he has turned the tables and is able to fool anybody. Come and see him do it on Saturday, the 14th, and enjoy a good laugh.
Thomson - The livery business seems to be booming. There are two new livery stables started in town, by A. H. Crosier, and Jud Witter. AND - Mr. Hollenback is putting up a steam saw mill near Mr. Evel Stoddard's, to saw the lumber from the Whitney lot. Mr. Sherwood has taken the job to deliver the logs to the mill.
Susquehanna - The Young Men's Library Association will soon receive a new installment of books. The Association is very prosperous and an honor to the town.
Lanesboro - A burglar, on Sunday morning, entered the residence of Arthur Taylor, who at present uses crutches. Taylor beat the burglar so hard with the crutches that he broke them. The fellow said his name was Ryan and he was a stone cutter. He was allowed to go.
South Auburn - James Manning has a new wheel and is studying telegraphy at Skinner's Eddy.
Dimock - A family gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Donahoe on Oct. 1. The following members of the family were present - Mrs. James Murray & family, the families of John, James and Patrick Donahoe, Misses Kate and Agnes Cantwell and Mr. John Whiteside, all of Dimock; the Richard Casey family and Miss Katie Casey of Lenox; the Fitzsimmons family of Auburn; Mrs. James Fitzpatrick of Rush; Mr. and Mrs. Morrison and sister of Sayre and Mrs. Richard Hillary of South Montrose. There were present 30 youngsters, all first cousins. The day was spent in merrymaking and after dinner the young folks indulged in a ball game. The evening was spent in dancing until 12 o'clock when supper was served. Music was furnished by Eddie Donlin of Rush and M. E. Calby of Dimock.
Red Rocks - Arthur Teed, the well-known Hallstead artist, has purchased the Red Rocks or "Painted Rocks," an historic spot between Susquehanna and Hallstead, and will improve them by obliterating the unsightly painted advertisements, etc. At the Rocks can still be seen traces of the neglected grave of a beautiful Indian maiden, the only daughter of a noted chief. She was betrothed to a young brave, a member of her father's tribe, but her father decreed [her] to wed the son of a chief of a neighboring tribe. As the ukase of her paternal ancestor usually counted, she resolved to fly to the happy hunting grounds, and one night she glided noiselessly out of her wigwam and with the death song on her lips, she threw herself off the high cliff and her life blood stained the rocks below. Until this day the rains and floods of a century have failed to efface the blood stains, and the "Red Rocks" are known the country over. When the maiden's lover saw her mangled corpse, he fled to a cave in the mountains, where, 40 years later, the petrified remains were discovered by the wandering remnant of his tribe.
Compiled By: Betty Smith