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October 20 1911/2011

Tunkhannock - An opportunity to hear Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, undoubtedly one of the foremost and the most talked of American citizens to-day, is the chance of a life time. He will be here, Saturday, at 2 o'clock and hundreds of Susquehanna County people will embrace the opportunity to hear him.

Lanesboro - Clarence Spoonhouer and Charles Leibeck, aged 17 and 19 years, respectively, were struck by a D & H pusher engine near Bennett's saw mill, Sunday evening at about 6:15 o'clock, both being instantly killed. The supposition is that the young men had stepped in front of a northbound track to avoid a passenger train, not noticing the pusher engine that was bearing down upon them. The bodies were badly mutilated. They were sons of Peter Spoonhouer and Peter Leibeck, both residing on Viaduct street.

Springville - A short time ago a man giving his name as E. L. Rice, accompanied by his "wife" engaged board at the home of Norman Brown, near States' mill, he stating that owing to ill health of the woman, it was hoped the country air would prove beneficial. Friday the Brown family were surprised when four men in an automobile pulled up at the house, posted guards, and inquired if Mr. Rice was there. On being told he was, the men, who proved to be detectives from the Pinkerton agency, entered the house and Rice was soon handcuffed. Accompanied by the woman, who proved to be not his legal wife, they were taken in the car to Tunkhannock, where the Black Diamond express was boarded for Philadelphia. The man is said to be George C. Huff, of New York, a bigamist and notorious swindler. He was indicted in the New York courts last month for attempting to swindle Jackson Bros., dealers in Long Island real estate, out of $15,000. In Denver he at one time was obliged to give up $21,000 to square himself with citizens he had defrauded.

Hop Bottom - The Meacham family in the lower end of town are having a run of typhoid fever. Dr. Decker, of Nicholson, is attending them.

Brooklyn - I. M. Whitman & Son have been given the contract for a new building, which will accommodate the primary grades of our school. The number of scholars has increased to such an extent that the directors took this means of solving the problem of more room. ALSO During the noon hour last Friday some of the men who are working on the State road were eating their dinner in a barn when one of them noticed an old musket standing near him. Not thinking that such an ancient firearm would prove dangerous, he aimed it at once of his fellow workmen, and to his dismay, the gun was discharged, the shot destroying both eyes of his companion. At the time of the accident the unfortunate man was counting the wages he had just received. He was taken to the West Side Hospital in Scranton.

Forest City - Miss Agnes Kelleher has resigned her position as a teacher in the local schools and this week went to East Stroudsburg to resume study in the Normal school. Miss Kelleher spent one year at that institution and has decided to complete the course.

South Montrose - Miss Anna Brewster has accepted the position of tutor of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine. Miss Brewster entered upon her new duties Monday. ALSO L. W. Bunnell, of South Bridgewater, advertises a sale of personal property. Mr. Bunnell is planning to go to Alaska and live with his son, Prof. Charles E. Bunnell, a teacher in the public schools. He may not permanently reside there, but plans to see the wonders of that little known country, and will give up farming, owing to his advancing years. Mr. Bunnell has lived in this vicinity for many years and his friends regret to see him depart. [Charles E. Bunnell eventually became one of the founding fathers and the first president of the University of Alaska.]

Thompson - Mrs. George Mead and Miss Leonard, of Starrucca, were very seriously injured one day last week while driving on the road between here and Starrucca. In some way the horse became frightened and ran off the bridge near Tommy Mumford's, entirely demolishing the wagon and breaking the horse's legs. The owner was obliged to kill the horse.

Clifford - Last Wednesday being the 10th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ayres, his brother, Will, thought it proper to observe the event in due form. He invited some friends to assist and as a token of esteem the friends left a nice collection of silver.

Great Bend - Hiram W. Miner, through his attorney, F. N. Gilbert, of Binghamton, has completed the licensing of sales of his hose coupler, to the Standard Oil Company, for a minimum license annual fee of $1,000 and as much more royalty as the sales will produce for a period of 17 years.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Martin Curley and bride, of New York, spent a couple of weeks with friends here. Mr. Curley has an excellent job in the custom house in New York.

New Milford - Whitney & Nass's [apple] evaporating plant was destroyed by fire at 10'oclock Sunday night. Inside of an hour the entire building was a ruin. The damage will total $10,000, partially covered by insurance. With the building a large quantity of stock and machinery was destroyed. It is supposed that the blaze had its origin in the kiln in the evaporating plant. The plant employs fifteen people. The Hallstead fire department kept the blaze from spreading.

Hop Bottom - The ladies of the M. E. Church are holding bake sales every Saturday afternoon in E. M. Loomis' store. A good variety of baking is for sale and a cordial invitation is extended to all. The Hop Bottom ladies are famous for their cooking.

Lenoxville - Geo. Pendelton and Miss Veda Hallstead were recently married in Erie, Canada. A few days later Wm. Ransom and Miss Beatrice Winters were married at the same place.

Little Meadows - Charley Walsh's house was burned to the ground on Sunday night, and mostly all his household good. ALSO A good many young people in this place attended the dance at Frank Anderson's; a fine time was had.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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