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October 25 1907/2007

Springville - Alderman Myron Kasson and wife came up from Scranton recently in their auto, and when in front of the William E. Lott house Mr. Kasson dodged a mud hole and ditched the machine and had to get a team to pull it out. AND Many people are remarking that a barn full of skunk skins is not the most pleasant thing in town.

Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - Jay Rifenbury and wife started Wednesday for their home in Oklahoma, after an extended visit with his parents and friends here. We wish them a safe journey.

Harford - David M. Smyth, a former Harford boy, died Oct. 11, 1907, at Hartford, Conn., after a short illness of paralysis, aged 74 years. His remains were taken to Pasadena, California, to rest beside his beloved wife and daughter. He leaves four sons, residing in Hartford and Chicago, and three brothers and two sisters in Pennsylvania. He was quite a remarkable man. At an early age he became an inventor, and during his lifetime controlled about 60 patents. He had a literary bent, having written a poem entitled, "The Hermit of the Saco," and also a biographical work of himself in his latter days.

South New Milford - Miss Maude Gleason went to Potter county last March and was married recently to Rennie Mumford, of that county.

Fairdale - Our obliging mail carrier, Mr. Light, says the Wyalusing creek road is in a very bad condition from the Rush line to Fairdale bridge--and so say all who have to drive over it.

Great Bend - Everything was covered with a couple of inches of snow on Sunday, Oct. 20th.

Montrose - Will the patrons of the Montrose Public Library please see if they have overlooked any books belonging to it, at their homes, and return them this week without fail, as they are being made ready for the new library. Will the one who has "The Master's Violin," by Myrtle Reed, please return it?

Rush - The marriage of Clifton Hickok, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Miss Belle Hooper, occurred at the home of the bride in East Plainfield, N.J., on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Hickok was formerly of Rush, served as county surveyor and is possessed of a large number of friends throughout the county, while the bride is a young woman of many charming qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Hickok arrived here yesterday on their wedding tour, after which they will commence housekeeping in a neatly furnished home in Brooklyn.

Heart Lake - Guy I. Bayless, a young man residing near here, was the victim yesterday morning of a painful and serious accident. With other men he was engaged in pressing hay on the C. W. Hoyt farm, when his foot became caught in the press. The powerful machine closed on the limb, breaking his leg, and crushing it badly to the knee. While the injury is of a very bad nature, physicians hope to save the leg and eventually restore it to its former usefulness. The young man is a member of the Modern Protective Assn., a beneficial organization, and will be entitled to benefits while incapacitated for work.

Silver Lake - John Murphy, the oldest man in Susquehanna county, died at Laurel Lake on Thursday, Oct. 17, 1907. He had reached the century mark and was born in Ireland. Since before the war times, Mr. Murphy had resided in Silver Lake township, where as a citizen he was highly respected. The funeral occurred from St. Augustine's church, at Silver Lake, last Saturday morning.

Little Meadows - Mrs. Nora Boland died at her late home on Thursday, Oct. 17th, and the funeral occurred on Monday from St. Thomas' church in that village. The deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

Forest City - D. V. Buck, of Gibson, is here moving a couple of buildings. Mr. Buck is a former resident of Forest City and a skilled hand in this line of business. AND The sale of tickets for the Rock Band Concert, which will be given in the Opera House on Oct. 31st, is meeting with success. Not only will Mr. Till and his three daughters perform on the Rock Piano, but also play on glasses and swinging harps. Miss Mildred Till is an elocutionist of no mean ability and Miss Ester Till is the soloist in the First Reformed Church of Bayonne. The evening's entertainment will be one of the treats of the season.

Herrick Centre - Emory Miller attended the Binghamton fair and on his return home bought a fine organ as a present to his little daughter, Dorthea, who will begin immediately to cultivate her musical talent by taking instructions of Herrick's painstaking music teacher, Mrs. Hoel.

Hallstead - The new eight-room school building, which replaces the one burned about a year ago, has been completed and is now being used. It is admirably adapted for the place and the School Board is being complimented for being able to produce such a fine building for so little money. The building is of solid brick, with all the modern improvements, and accommodates 450 pupils at a cost of only $13,000.

Lenoxville - Don't forget the "Toe Social" and chicken supper at W. S. Miller's Saturday evening, Oct. 26. Come and bring your best girl.

Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. - There will be a Hallowe'en social in Cambrian hall on Thursday evening, Oct. 31. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

News Brief - The first snowstorm of the season visited the county on Sunday, Oct. 20th. In the early morning, the leaves of autumn, which shone resplendent and rich in golden hues by moonlight the night before, were heavily mantled in millions upon millions of flakes of snow. And it fell all day long, making an exceptionally dreary October day, and robbing autumn altogether of its poetic beauty. Trees felt its weight and strong branches bent low over the sidewalks, causing the pedestrians considerable inconvenience in going to church. In a number of cases the boughs snapped off and fell to the ground. The snow, it is said, fell to the depth of four or five inches.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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