October 26 1917/2017
Montrose – The Susquehanna County No-License League, in carrying out its policy of an educational temperance speaking campaign, has planned to have a number of prominent men speak in the county. They have been in touch with William Jennings Bryan and he has suggested that as he cannot come into the county this year that they make any use possible of his address to the voters of Ohio. ALSO Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Margaret MacIntire, of Overbrook, to Mr. George Carlton Shafer, of Montrose, on Thursday, the 8th of November, at Overbrook, Penna. ALSO Although past 88 years of age and suffering from rheumatism, Judge Denney’s mother is daily actively engaged in knitting for the soldiers. While her infirmities will not permit her leaving her room, her hands will not remain idle, and the busy clicking of the needles brings comfort to some soldier boy in the camp or field. She comes of a family of soldiers. Her grandfather was a Revolutionary patriot; her father fought in the War of 1812, and a brother was in the Civil War. The passing of the years has not dulled her love of country.
Elk Lake – A.J. Hay sold the wool and two lambs from one ewe that netted him $35.50. It pays to keep sheep.
Great Bend – Lieut. Fred Brush, son of A.G. Brush, of East Great Bend, has received the appointment of Executive Surgeon to the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Station, Pelham Park, NY, where 8000 men are soon to be in training. The Great Bend Plaindealer states that he will be acting medical head. This is the biggest thing yet given a Reserve Doctor.
Forest City – Prof. F.H. Taylor, principal of the school of this place, has announced his candidacy for the office of County Superintendent of schools of Susquehanna county. Prof. Taylor was for several years principal of the Meshoppen and Auburn High Schools and has many friends hereabouts who would like to see him elected to the office. He is a native of this county, being born, we believe, at South Auburn.
Silver Lake - It is hardly believable, but a fact, nevertheless, that thousands of dollars-worth of crops will go to waste in Susquehanna county this fall because of the inability of farmers to secure help to harvest them. John Grubbins, of Silver Lake township, told us that he has apples to pick, nine acres of corn to husk, and potatoes in the ground, but that he could not secure help to save them. He said many other farmers in Silver Lake were in just as bad shape. To let very high-priced foods, gown, ready for gathering, go to waste seems almost a crime. Could not the men and women in towns organize to help gather these crops? Suppose that the stores, offices and mills and factories should part with a part of their help just for a few days? Could not the boys in the schools be excused to save this almost certain waste: Gather the crops by all means.
Dimock – Ashley Button, an aged man of Springville, is reported dangerously ill at his home, with no hopes of recovery. ALSO J. Estus and son have rented the Palmer garage, near the feed store, and are now ready to furnish gasoline for all cars and do general repairing.
Hop Bottom – The teachers returning home by way of the South Gibson stage last Saturday afternoon had a thrilling experience and narrow escape, when a part of the stage broke, letting it free from the horses, while on the steep hill just out of Foster. The wagon was overturned, but no serious injuries were reported, though all were badly shaken and scared. Austin’s auto, of Brooklyn, was chartered to carry the passengers on their homeward journey. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. Parley Lord, of Pasadena, Cal., who visited at Dr. A.J. Taylor’s last week, left for their western home, accompanied by Mrs. Elizabeth Breed. They were to travel by auto to Chicago. ALSO - The apple factory, which has not been in operation for a number of years, reopened last Monday and is running full blast.
Springville – Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Taylor and four children, after spending four years as missionaries in China, are home on a year’s furlough. Mr. Taylor gave an interesting talk at the M.E. church Sunday evening. [The Taylor’s were parents of Maurice and Ralph Taylor of Montrose.]
Richardson Mills, Harford Twp. – Miss Mary Percey died Sunday night at 11 o’clock. The funeral will be held at the schoolhouse here on Tuesday, at 11 o’clock, with burial at Harford.
Bennett’s Corners, Auburn Twp. – Harold Davis and mother were taking a load of milk to Springville, when a clip came out of the whiffletree, letting the load on to the horses. Harold pluckily held on to the reins and was dragged over the dashboard. Mrs. Davis jumped and just escaped hitting her head on a large stone. The rig ran upon a bank and upset, spilling the milk. Harold escaped with the bone of one of his legs badly splintered.
West Lenox – The Tower family gave the West Lenox church a new organ, and it will be dedicated next Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.
Uniondale – Henry W. Reese, a veteran of the Civil War, expects to leave next week for Johnson City, Tenn. where he will spend the winter at the soldiers’ home and Jerry G. Wescott, of South Gibson, for many years a resident of Forest City, expects to leave in a few days for the
Thompson – Stanley Gillett, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Ross Gillett, met with quite a serious accident while riding his motorcycle. He ran into a mud hole which caused the accident, seriously injuring his left knee. He also sustained other injuries. The accident happened at the noon hour, while he, in company with other schoolmates, was enjoying a spin on Pine street.
Clifford – F.A. Rivenburg and wife and Mrs. Jane Wells leave this week for their winter home in Sea Breeze, Fla.
200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, October 25, 1817.
*LOST. On the 2d of Oct. inst. between the fifth and tenth mile tree on the Milford and Owego Turnpike, a Red Morocco Pocket Book, containing the following notes, viz: - one against W. Gragg of forty dollars; one against John Elsworth of forty dollars; two against Solomon Dimock, one of thirty dollars and the other twenty-one dollars and some cents—one against Liba J. Spring of thirty-two dollars and thirty-eight cents; one against Samuel Taggert of eighteen dollars; one against Jonathan Greene of six dollars, and a deed of a piece of land. The drawers of said notes are hereby forbid paying said notes to any body except the subscriber. Any person finding said pocket book and leaving the same at Mr. Clark’s printing office, or with the subscriber, shall be rewarded. MICHAEL DOW. Oct. 23, 1817.
*Save Your Jack! The subscriber offers to sell his FARM, situate only half a mile from the thriving village of Montrose—The Wilkes-Barre & Chenango Turnpike runs directly across it. There is in the farm 140 acres, between 80 and 90 acres under improvement, and a good orchard, large enough to make 50 barrels of cider annually. For particulars enquire of the subscriber on the premises. STEPHEN WILSON. Oct. 23, 1917.
*LOOK OUT GIRLES. A market for Dairy-women. An opulent farmer on the banks of West River, near Annapolis, Md., Requested a traveler from this vicinity to send him a good dairy-woman—gravely observing that he would give a thousand dollars for a girl who could make a good cheese. The traveler replied that we did not sell that kind of stock In New England. The old man concluded, by his advice, to send his son to get a N. England wife; and the young man is directed to choose a wife by tasting her cheese. So girls, look out!
Compiled By: Betty Smith