October 13 1916/2016
South Gibson – Henry Pickering, aged 68 years, died Oct. 5, 1916, at his home here. He was a lifelong resident, well known and respected by all. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral was largely attended at one o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, with interment in South Gibson Cemetery.
New Milford – On Saturday evening, between 9 o’clock and midnight, several cars in this place were tampered with and two taken; one owned by Harry Grinnell was abandoned just out of town and left in a cornfield. The other car—owned by H.S. Clark, postal telegraph operator, was found in Owego. Charles Woodward’s garage was entered and an inner tube and some patches were taken, and other garages entered were owned by Ogden Moss, Glenn Dean and Dewitt Vail.
Montrose – W.C. Gamble has just received an assortment of sea weed baskets [sweetgrass baskets] from the Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School of St. Helena Island, South Carolina. These range in size from a small basket to the hamper and wood basket for fire place use, and are exceedingly well made. Francis R. Cope, of Dimock, is a director of the school. [Penn Center is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country's first schools for freed slaves. It is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today, located in the heart of Gullah culture. It was supported by abolitionist Quakers from Philadelphia. Francis R. Cope, of Philadelphia, was the owner of Woodbourne, in Dimock, still owned by a Cope descendant.] ALSO Rev. William R. Thomas, of Rochester, NY, has been assigned by Bishop Blackwell, to take up the labors at Zion A.M.E. church, on Berry street, so named in memory of the late Elder Berry, for many years an earnest worker in Zion’s cause. Rev. Thomas is comparatively a young man and not afraid to work; he was seen beating rugs, cleaning windows and cutting lawns.
Alford – On Thursday night of last week the Lackawanna train pulled out of this place for Montrose without a conductor on board. This important feature of train operation was overlooked until his absence was discovered when the train got a couple of miles up the mountain. The engineer then backed the train back to Alford and took Conductor Flanagan aboard. The passengers enjoyed the joke, but the genial taker of tickets was not so tickled over the joke as is customary with his natural bent of humor.
Forest City – Mrs. James McHale left Sunday evening for Philadelphia to assume her duties as instructor in pharmacognacy and botany in Temple University.
Laurel Lake – Miss Jennie Webster, of Franklin Hill, is teaching school here.
Jackson – Many of our young people are attending the Susquehanna high school, and Laurel Hill Academy, which is conducted by the Catholic Sisters in that place.
Springville – E.W. Lott, Harry Turrell, Harry Palmer, Harry Lee and Lionel Meserole have been in New York the past week, taking in the world’s series of baseball. The trip was made in Mr. Lott’s new Ford car.
Williams’ Pond, Bridgewater Twp. – Fred Lewis, wife and son, Ralph, of Protection, Kan., have returned east to spend the winter with their son, Guy Lewis and wife.
Lymanville – A.R. Lyman, one of our most progressive farmers, has nearly completed an up to the minute farm and dairy barn; when finished will be the finest in this section of the county.
Brooklyn – The Epworth League will hold their annual Hallowe’en social in the basement of the Methodist church, the evening of Oct. 31. A cafeteria lunch will be served. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. Everyone is requested to mask.
Harford – George Richardson is again driving the “Kid Wagon” from the Very district to Harford High School. ALSO W.A. Sophia attended a reception given for the teachers at the Aqua Inn, Kingsley. Most enjoyable time had by all and the guests departed wishing all the teachers the best of success with their schools. ALSO The Harford Congregational church is planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Sunday school. The school met in a dance hall when it was first organized in 1816.
East Rush – While C.F. Chase was handling a heavy box a few weeks ago, he very slightly injured one of his fingers. He treated it with peroxide and thought nothing more of it until a few days later, when it began to be painful. He consulted a physician, who found it had become infected. It grew worse so rapidly that he went to a Scranton hospital. Blood poisoning had developed and the finger had to be amputated. He was told that peroxide has small value in treating wounds, as after the foaming the wound becomes sealed, and therein lies the real danger. He was told that iodine is splendid to use on all kinds of wounds where blood poisoning is feared.
Middletown – The gate at St. John’s church, at Flynn, when completed, will be a credit to the parish. It is certainly one of the neatest appearing gates in this section of the county.
News Brief: Victory seems to be in sight for the dairymen of Susquehanna County, as approximately 100 of the milk dealers of New York City have come to the League’s price, which is approximately four and three-quarters cents a quart. These 100 dealers, known as small dealers, handle around 50% of the milk sold in New York City. Four shipping stations are still holding out and the league men are holding solid. ALSO An examination of more than 2,000 school children in New York discloses a remarkable prevalence among them of the use of tobacco. Not only boys but girls use tobacco in one form or another. Only one boy used snuff, but many girls “dipped.” The strangest discovery was the age at which some of the children acquired the habit. A boy was found who began smoking at 4, and a girl who had used snuff since she was 3.
200 Years Ago from the Centinel, Montrose, PA, October 15, 2016 *CUSTOMERS, I sincerely wish SUCH of you as have been indebted to me three months to call and look over your accounts whilst your memory is fresh, and rectify mistakes if any there be, and prevent hard thoughts, and you will much oblige me. N. RAYNOR. Montrose, Oct. 15, 1816. *FAT CATTLE WANTED. The subscriber wants to purchase a few fat HEIFERS & STEERS. Amos A. Gibbs. Montrose, Oct. 1, 1816. *For Sale, or to be Let, On reasonable terms, 2 or 300 SHEEP – Also a number of OXEN and COWS. Enquire of B. JONES, near Montrose. Oct. 15, 1816. *REGIMENTAL ORDERS. The Regimental Orders for the 76th Regt. Pennsylvania Militia bearing date the 18th instant are hereby Countermanded and the Commissioned and Staff Officers of said Regiment directed to meet at Maj. Isaac Slocum’s, Tunkhannock, on Monday the 21st day of October next at 10 o’clock A.M. armed and equipped for military discipline agreeable to law. The reason why the place of meeting is altered is because Capt. Spencer has refused to receive us. At our meeting at Tunkhannock some agreement will be made with regard to our future meetings, and it is wished every Officer might attend. FREDERICK BAILEY, Col. 76th Regt. P. M.
Compiled By: Betty Smith