October 23 1903/2003
Susquehanna - Arthur W. Cook, of Oakland, has been granted permission by the Common Council to lay gas mains through the streets of that borough.
Springville - The new road from John O. Lyman's down through by the Lott and Fike quarries is now open for travel and is a great improvement over the old one.
Rush - Lorenzo Bunnell and wife, after living in Binghamton a number of years, have returned to Rush, their old home. AND Eva Wilcox, our popular dressmaker, has returned from Binghamton.
North Bridgewater - James Clough worked Monday and Tuesday putting up wires for the Montrose Electric Light Co.
Herrick Centre - Wm. Rushmore, a prosperous Herrick Centre farmer, was buncoed out of 50 of his good dollars, which he tilled out of the soil, through the means of an entirely new scheme on Monday. It happened this way: Rushmore was fixing a piece of highway fence when a stranger came along; apparently the man was greatly disturbed. He anxiously scanned the ground as he walked along, in a manner that led the unsuspecting farmer to think that he had lost something so he followed up the impression with the question "Lost something stranger?" The man said that he had lost a diamond ring valued at $600. He also said that he was in a great hurry to reach Scranton and that if the farmer would take up the matter for him and find the valuable he would present him with $100 as a reward. Rushmore agreed, and the man passed on to be followed by another stranger, No. 2, smoking a pipe. As he passed by Rushmore, he dropped his pipe and on recovering it uttered a surprised exclamation which attracted Rushmore's attention and he saw the stranger holding a case in his hand which contained a bright, sparkling diamond. Rushmore, with more visions of that $100 reward in his head than sense, offered the man $10 for his find which was of course refused and a compromise was effected on $50, which Rushmore paid as a monument to fool sense and cupidity. He went to Scranton to restore the lost treasure and secure his reward from the stranger who had offices in the Connell building, but he found him not. A jeweler told Rushmore that the diamond had no value.
West Auburn - Monday evening, while Charley Bowen and Merton Bolles were coming to the village, their horse became unmanageable and they both jumped out and left the horse to drive himself. No serious damage resulted, merely a nervous shock to the young men.
Jones Lake [Lake Montrose] - A band of gypsies have been camping near Jones' Lake the past week.
Lanesboro - Mrs. Fred A. Taylor, formerly of Lanesboro, but more recently of Butte, Montana, and the past year of Seattle, died very suddenly in the latter place Oct. 4, of dropsy of the heart. Mrs. Taylor was a lovable lady and her sudden death is a great shock to her friends everywhere. She leaves a husband and two sons to mourn her loss.
Heart Lake - The last carload of ice was shipped from the big icehouse at Heart Lake on Oct. 9. From 8 to 12 men have been employed loading it since May 20 and about 400 carloads have been shipped.
Silver Lake - The name of the postoffice at Mud Lake, this county, has been changed to Laurel Lake, it is reported.
Montrose - On Thursday, October 15, Mrs. Armaluna Park celebrated her ninety-sixth birthday anniversary. Mrs. Park, we believe, is our oldest resident and for one of her age is exceedingly active and in good health. Born the same year Fulton invented the steamboat, think of the innumerable improvements in every line she has witnessed during this long period; things then unthought of have been invented, perfected and are now so common that they are regarded as necessities. Will the next century see such great advances? Undoubtedly. Electricity and the air are yet to be conquered and in them lie unimaginable possibilities. It is quite remarkable that three of our oldest citizens should have their birthday anniversaries fall so closely together--Miss Maria Avery having reached the age of eighty years on Tuesday of last week; D.H. Coon, eighty-one years on the day following, and Mrs. Park, as stated. Congratulations in having reached such a grand old age and hope that they may continue hale and hearty for many more years to come.
Stevens' Point - At Stevens' Point, during the recent high water in the Starrucca creek, the dwelling house occupied by V. Paugh was carried away, together with the contents. The blacksmith shop of Mr. Parker was wrecked. The creek was the highest in 20 years. At one point a cow fell into the creek and had a free ride of three miles, when she was pulled out.
South Gibson - The new South Gibson creamery, it is said, will be the finest in the county.
Ararat - Mr. and Mrs. John Graham received word Saturday of the death of their daughter, Frances, in Carbondale, Friday night.. The remains came up on the flyer, Saturday night, and the funeral will be held on Tuesday. Interment in our cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in the sudden bereavement.
Harford - Our harness-maker is getting extravagant--driving a fast horse, new wagon and a new harness, and smoking a ten cent cigar. How's that!
Glenwood [Lenox Twp] - The Glenwood hotel has passed into the hands of the Grange Society of Lenox and we now expect to see a general overhauling of the building, which when completed will be the most commodious Grange hall in the county, if not in the State. It contains a large hall, toilet and dressing room; a large dining room, and a kitchen separate, also a large barn for the comfort of the grangers' teams; also a fine meadow where hay enough can be cut to keep the team chewing while the lodge is in session. A good investment sure.
Great Bend - Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Baldwin are entertaining their three sons--one a doctor from Florence, Italy, one a doctor from Connecticut and one a lawyer from Tioga Co., NY. AND Many from here went to Deposit [NY] to attend the races. The track was good and the large number of good trotters and pacers were shipped directly there, from this place.
New Milford - Two men from New Milford, formerly acquitted on the charge of breaking and entering the boathouse and dynamiting the waters of Loch Eden, the summer home of Dr. J. Arthur Bullard of Wilkesbarre, were arrested when State Fish Commissioner, Meehan, came to New Milford and took up the case.
County News: Prof. Larrabee, president of Keuka College, has been spending the week in town. He is a Susquehanna county boy. AND "What, asks a lady correspondent, "do you think of the propriety of ladies' raising their skirts upon the streets?" We can't say that we are a competent judge as we have never given the subject more than a casual glance, but it's all right as far as we have seen.
Compiled By: Betty Smith