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October 23 1914/2014

New Milford – Fred Davenport, the Progressive candidate for governor of New York State, is a New Milford boy that has “made good.” His many friends here are interested in his campaign and regret their inability to help him with their votes.

Forest City - E. Van Wagner, of Washington, NJ, is here making a map of the town for the Sanborn Map Company. The Sanborn map is used by the insurance companies and is probably the most complete affair of its kind made. It shows the size of every building, large or small, character of material in its construction, the location of all fire hydrants and a vast amount of other information. ALSO Old customers of John Franko will be pleased to learn that he is to open his new tonsorial parlors in the Central hotel today.

Montrose – Mr. Somerville, the new proprietor of the “Movies” here, has very properly adopted the name C-Nic Theater, resuming the name selected by D. V. Gardiner, when the place was opened a few years ago. ALSO “Ted Will Pose No Longer” “Ted,” the pet cat belonging to Photographer L. G. Titman, is no more. Eight years of good behavior made “Ted” a favorite feline and a happy nature added to his avoirdupois so that he tipped the scales at 16 pounds. He was a high-minded cat, nor joined his fellows in ragtime rhapsodies on a neighboring back fence. “Ted” was generally huddled up in a ball in his master’s studio, purring out soft Wagnerian melodies. He posed for several pretty pictures which Mr. Titman delights in showing.  Death was due to eating too much salmon.

Uniondale –For some time Will Churchill has been losing poultry and how they disappeared was a mystery. Sunday morning the miscreant was discovered. Will loaded up his “safety first” and shot. Down with a thud came a horned owl, the victim of Will’s unerring aim. The owl measured nearly five feet from tip to tip of its wings. A Scranton taxidermist will mount the bird, a rare specimen for this vicinity. ALSO  L. W. Smith is going out of business and is closing out his stock of goods. ALSO E. D. Card, who has been Erie agent here the past three years, has resigned and is now in California where it is said he has secured a good position.

Brooklyn – An orchard company, of which Mr. MacKaskey, of Scranton, is superintendent, will pack nearly 3000 barrels of apples here this fall. E. S. Eldridge will place over 1000 barrels in storage from his orchard.

Hop Bottom – Our County Surveyor, Morris Tingley, of this place, while on the road from here to Glenwood, had a very narrow escape, being thrown down an embankment about 30 feet while the horse and wagon went down about 70 feet. He was badly hurt, the wagon was demolished, and the horse, a valuable one, about ruined.

Thompson – Supervisor DeWitt and a force of men from N. Jackson and Thompson, last week, made a decided change in the dangerous bend in the Thompson road, near the Ed Gillet farm. The rocks have been blasted out so that any two vehicles can now pass at any point on the curve. The road was previously very narrow and was a menace to travelers.

Springville – Mr. and Mrs. Artie Johnson expect to move back to Hopbottom about Nov. 1. They will both be missed in the church work, and also Mr. Johnson had a wide circle of patrons of his blacksmith shop, who regret his removal. The poor health of his mother (a widow) who lives at Hopbottom and who has been urging their return before next April is the main reason for the change.

Auburn Twp. – The death of J. C. Tyler came suddenly, Oct. 16, 1914, at his home near Carlin’s pond, where he has resided for over 50 years. “Squire Tyler” as he was known, was 73 years and 9 months old and celebrated with his good wife, July 3rd last, the 50th anniversary of their marriage. He was born in Dimock Twp. in January, 1831. His children are M. S. Tyler, of Auburn Twp., Mrs. M. G. Linaberry, of Port Dickinson, NY, C. B. Tyler, of Meshoppen and Alpha, who resided at home. A brother, John Tyler, of Wilkes-Barre survives him.

Dimock – The foot ball game between Tunkhannock and Dimock, scheduled to be played Saturday, October 17, did not come off, owing to Tunkhannock’s backing out.

Forest Lake – The Kane School house is being rebuilt this week by the school directors, as it was pronounced unsafe.

West Lenox – Albert Phillips is the champion potato raiser in our section, this season. In Lenox, Ed Collins and Frank Rose, of Harford, moved a barn for Benjamin Carr the past week.

West Jackson – Jesse Morse and John Dakin have a fine field of potatoes. They have already dug 750 bushels.

Gelatt – Mr. and Mrs. William Manzer have moved from their farm here and opened up a new store.  Give him a call.

Franklin Twp. – Benjamin Conklin Vance, youngest and only living son [of 12 children] of James and Charity Vance, was born June 28, 1829, and always lived on the farm where he died Oct. 18, 1914, being 85 years, 3 months and 20 days old. He was born in a house which stood very near the house in which he lived. He was brought up on the farm in the usual way of those days and attended the district school. In 1854 he married Kate Decker, who is still living, enlisted in the Civil War and was 1st. Sergt. In Co. C, 151st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; later re-enlisting in the 2nd New York Cavalry. He has always been a kind and benevolent neighbor, helping and giving to those whom he thought in need with a free hand; and now he has come down to death and we lay him away with the thought that his has been a life well spent,

News Briefs: Susquehanna County Teacher’s Institute. The town is fairly swarming with teachers of the county thus week, a fine appearing lot of young people, cheerful and vivacious, who show by every word and action that they are not only interested in their work and cheerfully accept the many responsibilities incident hereto, but feel a real zest and delight to discharging their duties. The teachers of Susquehanna County would be a credit to any county in the State—or in the United States and Montrose people take very kindly to the teachers, too, and look forward with pleasure to their yearly visit. ALSO People, without regard to creed or denomination, have an opportunity to contribute toward the Christmas ship, which will leave in a few days to make glad the hearts of the great throng of orphans and widows, made by the great European conflict. Toys, new or good secondhand ones, children’s clothing, underclothing and shoes, such as you would be glad to receive, or money, may be left at the Independent Republican office, in Montrose, not later than Monday, Oct. 24, from which they will be forwarded to the receiving station at City Hall courtyard, Philadelphia. ALSO The State Hospital at Farview is getting its supply of fuel from the old gravity railroad bed located on the hospital farm. It is stated that the supply will last for many years. ALSO A Williamsport woman has brought suit for damages against a private hospital of that city, alleging that she was seriously burned by a hot water bottle while under an anesthetic during an operation.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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