October 20 1893/1993
South Auburn - The solitude of our roads is again disturbed by Mr. Gay's traction engine and hay press.
Herrick Centre - P.H. Flynn, of Herrick Centre, the popular hotel proprietor, raised 190 bushels of nice potatoes from half an acre of ground. By the way, any weary travelers happening to pass that way cannot find a better table, well spread, to sit down to for a square meal, and extra delicacies, than P.H. Flynn can furnish, and all at reasonable charges. Any one calling there once will be sure to call again.
Lathrop - W.C. Rockwell, of Lathrop Township, is building one of the finest farm residences in Susquehanna County. The main part is 52x24 feet with an annex 20x20 feet. A porch will extend the whole length of the building. The painting will be in colors, and it will be finished throughout in modem style.
New Milford - W.A. Brown exhibited at the Harford fair a centre table 2x3 feet, consisting of 2,000 pieces of seventeen kinds of wood set in squares. It was made by hand and it took Mr. B. over a month, ten hours a day, to lay the pieces together. The legs, which are not yet finished, will be made of different kinds of wood.
Montrose - The first freeze of the season occurred in this locality on Monday evening, October 16th. AND Mr. Brainard H. Warner, of Washington, D.C., a son of Mr. Henry Warner, deceased, late of Montrose, has presented to the Presbyterian society of Kensington, Maryland, a very handsome church structure, which was dedicated on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The church will be known as the Warner Memorial Presbyterian church in honor of Henry Warner, father of the donor, of whom the Washington Evening Star says: "Mr. Warner, after whom the church was named, died about two years ago at Montrose, Pa. He was a native of Connecticut, but in his boyhood removed to Pennsylvania, where he lived to the good old age of 77, and for more than a quarter of a century was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church. He was an active Christian man and devoted a large part of his life to charitable work. He lived more for the good he could do than the acquiring of fortune, and exerted a valuable influence in the county where he resided. He visited Washington often during his later years and was well known here.
Harford - That stone bridge at the outlet of Tingley Lake took 600 wagon loads of stone, besides heavy rocks. It is well built.
Birchardville - There are more big potatoes yet in Birchardville. L.T. Birchard has raised some very large potatoes, of which 16 potatoes filled a bushel basket, of the Dakota Red Variety. Who is the next?
Stanfordville - Quite a number from this place attended the quilting and husking at the home of A.B. Mitchell on Raynor Creek. The quilt was pieced and quilted by the ladies in the vicinity and presented to Dr. Harris of Binghamton. There were about 50 in attendance, and over 40 bushels of corn was husked. A bountiful dinner and supper was served.
Thompson - The remains of Mrs. Joseph Dow were brought here for interment one week ago last Sunday. She died in Hawley, Wayne County. Mrs. Dow was one of the pioneers of Thompson, having lived here quite a number of years. She was the mother of the Hon. E.E. Dow, of California, also of Joseph A. Dow, now living in Hawley. She lived to the ripe old age of 93 years and one month. Thus pass away the pioneers of our county. Let us remember their virtues for the good they have done.
Auburn Corners - Russell Barnes, while at the parsonage, took his father's horse to go visit an uncle out in York State. While there the horse was taken very sick, so he was obliged to leave it and return with his uncles. Soon after reaching home this one was taken sick, it having something similar to the other. Last week both horses were not expected to live but we are pleased to note at this writing both horses are doing nicely. Russell and wife are now at Forest City, at which place he expects to engage in business.
Compiled By: Betty Smith