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October 18 1907/2007

Ainey - George L. Williams, of Missouri, is visiting relatives and friends here. He left this place April 6, 1868, and this is his first visit East since that time. He is a veteran of the Civil war and knows how to shake the hand of the old vets with a good grip.

Gelatt - The old Pope woolen mill, an old landmark here, owned by W. A. Wheeler and occupied by him as a storehouse, was destroyed by fire, also a small grist mill owned and operated by C. W. Davis, Tuesday night. The fire was of incendiary origin. The woolen mill was a total loss, being uninsured. The grist mill was insured.

Lawton - Last Friday evening the horizon to the southwest in the direction of Lawton was lit up with a glare which showed unmistakable evidences of a large conflagration--the lurid light reflecting on the buildings here in Montrose, although the distance is some twelve miles. By use of the 'phone it was learned the building burning was the large hotel barn of former County Commissioner Isaiah Haire. Wm. H. Millard is the landlord, at present, having leased the hotel from Mr. Haire last winter. The origin of the fire is unknown. It was after the evening chores had been completed that the flames were discovered and had gained considerable headway. What could be done, however, with the limited means, was attempted, but soon the building with its contents, including farming machinery and the like, and the season's crops of hay and grain, were a heap of ruins.

Silver Lake - Our meat man, J. Stanford, did not come on Tuesday, and all his customers were without meat for dinner. Mr. Stanford was badly injured by falling from an apple tree. His patrons and their dogs and cats trust he will soon be out again. AND Rev. J. T. Russell has masons at work on a new barn, the stone work being nearly finished.

Fairdale - John Shelp, of Wisconsin, is calling on his many relatives and friends in this vicinity. He has been gone from Pennsylvania for over 29 years, and this is [his] first visit here in all that time.

Montrose - An up-to-date funeral car, modern in design and rich in style, arrived on Tuesday, and will be used by undertaker Henry L. Kraiss, at his undertaking establishment on Church street. AND F. H. Wilson, of the firm of Mahon & Wilson, having sold his interest in the cut glass business to his partner, has gone to Middletown, N.Y., where he has accepted a position. Mr. Mahon has removed his place of business from the old cutglass factory to L. B. Hollister's building, in the rear of the Horseshoe billiard parlors, on south Main street, where he will be pleased to receive orders for any fancy articles in the cutglass line.

Lenoxville - C. G. Stephens' new grist mill is now in working order. He has a fine grade of meal and cracked corn, and will soon be ready to grind buckwheat.

Uniondale - The Carpenter boys are erecting a fine new house on the site of the old homestead on Maple street.

South Gibson - One of our highly esteemed young men, Chas. T. Howell, is taking a course in the Renourd Training School for Embalmers in New York City.

Brookdale, Liberty Twp. - Mrs. Dudley Clapper met with a painful accident a few days ago. Her son, Henry, was riding horseback and in some unknown manner the horse fell with the boy under it. He cried for help and his mother ran to his assistance and in trying to lift the horse's leg off her son, Mrs. Clapper was kicked in the face by the animal, thus breaking a bone in her face, and cutting and bruising it badly. She was taken to a doctor in Binghamton and is now doing as well as could be expected.

Clifford - On Saturday, Oct. 5th, there were 17 automobiles that passed through our town in the forenoon. We learned since it was the Carbondale Automobile Club going to Oneonta. On their return they met O. W. Crandall, wife and a boy in a buggy. Crandall's horse became frightened and ran away. They were all thrown out of the buggy and sustained serious bruises. The autos returned through here Sunday night.

Springville - Two suits have been started against the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Wyoming county by Atty. Paul J. Sherwood, one on the part of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Koons, of Springville, for $50,000 and the other on the part of Bessie Koons, of the same place, for $5,000. Mrs. Koons and her daughter, Bessie, nine years old, were injured in the wreck on the Montrose branch at Tunkhannock, a short time since.

Forest City - Startling allegations were contained in the bill in equity filed in the Lackawanna county court a short time since by D. R. Braman, of Forest City, against his wife, Mary, who separated from him and resides in Carbondale. They were married 22 years ago. He claims he had over $4,000 in the First National Bank of Forest City, $415 in cash beside that, stock and other personal property worth $1,500 and that she secured it all and left him a charge on the poor board. She, it is alleged, secured the cash in bank, upon a forged check and the rest of the items along similar lines. The suit is brought to compel her to restore the amount to him.

East Kingsley - I've been spending the summer at Moxley farm. / A very good place, if not so well known. / But now I've come back to the old home place / Back to East Kingsley where I know every face. / There are very few changes as I have seen, / The Fairs are over to which many have been. / George Whitney is still the happy milk man, / Who also brings mail or does errands whenever he can. / Watson Jeffers has a new porch and new milk house too. / At present they are picking applies so there's work to do. / The happiest people are Mr. and Mrs. E. Loomis, they say. / 'Gene wears a smile the live long day. / For he has a daughter and she is brand new, / I don't blame him for smiling, now do you? / Williston Oakley and family are living still / In the large red house on the top of the hill. / Williston this week has been ploughing the ground, / While Mr. Lott has been fixing his fences up around. / They tell me Harry Carey had a loss this summer / His mowing machine was burned, (too bad) t'was a hummer. / Melvin Tingley has had a chimney relaid / And Mr. John Howell was the man that he paid. / On Wednesday last Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Tiffany and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. / Attended Ladies Aid at Harford some miles away, / Mr. Ed Tanner still drives the school hack / Which carries the children to Harford and back. / And Now as I've told all the news I will close / And next time I write it will be in prose / For if this has offended no woman or man / You will soon hear again from---Sister Ann.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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