October 14 1910/2010
Susquehanna - The barn owned by J. G. Deuel near here was reported to have been destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The horses were removed in time, but it was impossible to save anything else. The fire was thought to have started from a lighted match dropped by a tramp, who slept in the barn over night. The loss estimated at $800.
Harford - Harford Camp of United Sportsmen will hold their first annual hunt Saturday, Oct. 15. Sides have been chosen and the losing side pays for the Oyster Supper which will be served in the Lecture Room at 7 p.m. Following is a list of the count: Fox 500; Weasel 100; Coon 100; Hawk 300; Blue Jay 50; King Fisher 50; Crow 200; Red Squirrel 200; Chip Munk 25.
Thompson - Burglars stole 22 pairs of high grade shoes from the store of Thomas Walker, Monday night. Mr. Walker made the discovery on opening the store on Tuesday morning, finding several shoe boxes scattered about the floor. A window in the front part of the store was pried open and entrance gained. It appears like the work of some one familiar with the interior of the store.
Lakeside - Mrs. Eva Perry is occupying rooms in W. S. Collum's house, having sold her place to her son, H. S. Perry, who has taken possession.
Montrose - While Robert Wood and wife were out driving Thursday evening, on Grow Avenue, their carriage collided with that of Ambrose Payne, who was also out driving, accompanied by his wife, daughter Ruth and two smaller children. The contact of the two vehicles precipitated Mr. and Mrs. Wood to the ground; also Mr. Payne and daughter Ruth were thrown out. All seemed to have escaped serious injuries from their sudden but rather exciting experience, but the following day Mr. Wood became unconscious and rather ill and has been hovering between life and death. The evening was an exceedingly dark one and Grow Avenue was without lights, a wire having broken and rendered void the light service on that street. [Mr. Wood passed away on Oct. 21, 1910]. ALSO Seventeen ladies signified their intention of forming a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. One of the main objects in forming a chapter is to perpetuate the memory of the men and women of the Revolutionary period and promote the interests for which they struggled. In Susquehanna County, John Adams and Thomas Williams both lived to the age of 104 years and George Gelatt to 105 years. Many of the men served in the French and Indian war, and had glorious records of faithfulness and valor. Rufus Kingsley and Putnam Catlin were drummer boys at Bunker Hill; Capt. John Locke attended the Boston tea party in 1773 and was quite in evidence at that function.
Forest City - Rev. J. E. Gryczka has established a parochial school in the basement of Sacred Heart School and has about 200 pupils.
Kingsley - Mr. and Mrs. Urbane Sloat attended the unveiling of the soldiers' monument at Gettysburg. [U. Sloat was a member of Co. K., Sixth PA Reserves and later transferred to Co. E, 191st Reg. The Sixth fought at Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg.]
West Auburn - Frank Carter, of Retta, was seen driving his new machine through this village, Sunday morning about one o'clock, rather early for such a well behaved gentleman as Frank. In Auburn Center a number of people laid aside all work and care on Saturday afternoon and went to Meshoppen to see the $100 ball game played on Meshoppen ground between Laceyville and Meshoppen. The second game was in favor of Meshoppen, 8 to 1, and the final test to be on same ground, Oct. 15.
Silver Lake -Mr. and Mrs. Pickett have conducted the boarding house at the Russell farm during the past season, caring for those employed there, and have had as many as eighteen boarders at a time. Such a large family made things very strenuous in the Pickett household at times, but Mr. and Mrs. Pickett were equal to every occasion.
Hopbottom - H. C. Carpenter, proprietor of the Valley View House, will give one of his popular hops, Friday evening, October 21. Purvis' Orchestra will furnish music and a good time is assured those attending.
Flynn - Sister Admirabis, of Troy, NY, is here visiting her father, Mr. Patrick McCormick, who is dangerously ill.
Uniondale - Two aged and respected residents of this place passed away last week. Wm. W. Davis, 74 years old, expired Monday morning, Oct. 3, and his wife, who had been ill several weeks, succumbed Wednesday evening, Oct. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, after pleasantly living together for so many years, were allowed the unusual privilege of being carried to their last resting place together at the Welsh Hill cemetery.
Fairdale - The Grangers met last Saturday in Grange hall to celebrate their 14th anniversary. There were over 100 present who partook of a most excellent dinner.
Hallstead - Worthy Deputy C. P. Lyman inspected Friendship Grange on Oct. 8. The question of dancing at Grange meetings came up and Brother and Sister Lyman both expressed themselves as being very much opposed to the practice, for the reason that it has a tendency to draw the interest of the young people from the meeting, they being disposed to hurry through to begin dancing. Brother Lyman cited instances where Granges had been nearly or quite broken up by dancing. After the meeting ice cream and cake were served.
West Lenox - The Baptist church has purchased one of the houses on the grounds of the old Soldiers' Orphan School and will move it and convert it into a barn on the parsonage grounds--a much needed improvement.
Little Meadows - Last Friday evening Avery Johnson's friends gave him a birthday party at his home. A very enjoyable evening was spent, and best of all, the party was a genuine surprise to both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.
News Brief - We confess that we are not just as up-to-date as we might be and that is probably the reason that we never caught sight of a hobble-skirt until last week. They are not only pretty, but they might serve a good purpose as well if they only succeed in compelling the fast girls to slow down a little.
Compiled By: Betty Smith