October 20 1900/2000
Susquehanna - The Young Men's Library Assn. will soon receive a new installment of books. AND: Thomas Nicholson, of South Pine Street, is said to be the oldest employee of the Erie, in point of service, in Susquehanna. He has worked continuously for the company since 1846.
Forest Lake - Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Taylor, who have been visiting their many friends and relatives here the past six months, have started for their home in Reno, Nevada. They will go by the way of Allegheny, Pa. to visit their daughter, Clara. AND: The Ladies' Aid, which will meet Mrs. Joseph Baldwin on Thursday, Oct. 18, was well attended and a large quilt was quilted.
Rush - The ladies of the M.E. church are making preparations for a "Conundrum Supper" to be held at the parsonage on Friday evening, Nov. 2. Proceeds to be applied on pastor's salary. The supper will be a la carte and will consist of the best the country can produce. The menu will consist of the following: 1, tree cake; 2, changeable politicians; 3, what asthmatic people are: 4, April's offering; 5, Boston's overthrow; 6, unruly members; 7, what causes neighborhood contention; 8, New England brains; 9, food for the spinning wheel; 10, what a boy calls his sweetheart; 11, woman of grit; 12, what occasioned the fall of mankind; 13, hidden tears. This is a good substantial supper which will cost about 25 cents. Much merriment is expected. Come and spend a joyful evening and help a good cause along. The Ladies' Aid is expected to meet at the home of Mrs. Fred Hardy, State Road, on Nov. 1st, the day preceding the supper, to complete arrangements and to sew on quilts and rags for carpet.
New Milford - Work on the creamery is being pushed rapidly. AND: Farmer Hayward, of Summerville, killed an eagle near New Milford a few days ago. While looking for a lost cow he saw two large birds in a tree and took them for hawks. He shot the largest one and the other flew away. When he came to pick up the bird he found it to be a grey eagle. In the brush nearby he found the body of a wildcat, just killed. There were signs of a fierce combat. The savage cat had evidently been killed by the two great birds.
Great Bend - Miss Mary O'Neil has several young ladies in her employ learning dressmaking. Her place of business is all activity which is an indication of the appreciation of the good work done by her and her assistants.
Harford - Harry Miller and Miss Lena Payne were married in Binghamton, Thursday, Oct. 18. AND: Henry Sweet and wife have started for their home in Mississippi.
Glenwood - A tub of fresh oysters received each week at Conrad's. Oysters by the plate and gallon on election day.
Montrose - On Tuesday night, H. D. Jones and little daughter were on their way home from Mott's mill; and when near the pump station Mr. Jones' buggy collided with another. Mr. Jones was thrown out and the horse ran away but the little girl clung pluckily to the seat. The horse tore into town, along Depot street to Church, and when near the Methodist church it broke loose from the carriage and ran a short distance further when it was stopped; the carriage went backward down Bank street a little way and then tipped over, throwing the little girl out, but not injuring her at all. [Another account says that Mr. Jones came running along expecting to find the little one thrown out and hurt and was greatly surprised and overjoyed to find it in the buggy, unharmed, after its exciting ride of more than a mile in the dark.]
Lawsville - George Lindsley, Sr., has had his farm house moved across the road. AND: The Helping Hand will meet at the home of Mrs. Judson Stanford, Nov. 1st. The Society is doing a home mission work and has already clothed and sent four children to Harford [Orphan School] to school. The good such societies do is not measured by days or years. Everyone interested in home mission work and the helping of a higher moral character in their own community, is requested to attend.
South Montrose - Anyone wishing fine cheese will find it at Nichols' creamery.
Gibson - A. H. Harding lost a valuable cow recently, caused by eating too many potatoes.
Hopbottom - A new physician, D. Sickler, of Buttermilk Falls, PA, has located at Hopbottom.
Brooklyn - A Hallowe'en Social will be held at S. B. Eldridges' in Brooklyn. Some of the usual pranks of the witches may be expected, also pumpkin pie, doughnuts and the wonderful fortune cakes. All are invited.
Birchardville - C. P. Ball raised 23 bushels of oats from one bushel of seed of a new variety. Also he had 100 bushels of wheat on 6 acres of ground and nearly 1200 bushels of corn and 700 of oats, besides 6 acres of sowed corn.
Forest City - James Zeiganfance, one of the workmen on the new breaker, fell about 50 ft. this morning and received injuries that may prove fatal. He was what is known as a block rider and hundreds of people have watched him make the dangerous ascent to the top of the huge building with heavy timbers, which he would, by use of his own weight as ballast, swing into position. This morning he was being hoisted with a big wheel and when he was raised about 50 ft. the weight tipped the heavy planks to which the tackle was attached and Mr. Zeiganfance dropped to the ground with terrible velocity. He received injuries about the head and was rendered unconscious by the shock. Dr. Dwyer rendered what aid he could and this afternoon he was taken to the hospital.
Compiled By: Betty Smith