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October 30 1903/2003

Susquehanna - The Susquehanna Telephone and Telegraph Company denies that it will sell out to the Bell Co. AND There was quite a fall of snow in this place and vicinity on Monday.

Oakland Twp. - The stonework for the new county bridge at Canavan's is nearly completed.

Brandt - The Brandt Clay Product Co. has gone into bankruptcy. AND On Saturday at the Cascade, two hunters killed a very large wildcat.

Thomson - A very pleasant occasion, at Dr. McNamara's, Monday night, in which about 50 took part. One of the interesting features was music by Justin Gillett of Butte, Montana, who is a pianist in an opera house there; also Mrs. Bessie Barrett and Leon Halstead rendered selections, Mrs. Halstead acting as pianist. Refreshments were served.

West Auburn - L. B. Lacey is repairing Billings' hearse from Montrose, which was wrecked at Silver Lake recently.

Franklin Forks - Van Houghton, the artist [photography], has his gallery done and is doing a good business. AND The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church held, at Mrs. Monroe's, Oct. 4, was largely attended; a quilt was made for the hostess; proceeds, $4.90.

Springville - Matthew Collins fell from a tree, which he had climbed to knock out a raccoon, and injured himself so severely that he will be unable to work for a long time.

Friendsville - Mrs. L. Edwards and Mrs. Lottie Fox were shopping in LeRaysville, recently.

Rush - The gentlemen members and friends of the M. E. church will provide their annual autumn supper for the benefit of the hungry and also for the church finance on Friday evening, Nov. 6th. Come and eat their hot pancakes.

Royal, Clifford Twp. - Alonzo A. Payne, postmaster and merchant at Royal, died suddenly at about midnight, Monday, Oct. 19. Deceased was over 70 years of age and had apparently been in the best of health, having attended to his regular duties the same evening of his death. A wife and daughter survive.

Lanesboro - An electric lighting plant has been placed in the Bennett stone quarry at Lanesboro in order to facilitate the filling of large orders, thus enabling employees to work overtime.

Montrose - The boys should not forget that Saturday evening is All Hallowe'en and as we know they are very liable to overlook it we mention it so there will be no disappointed youngsters. A little harmless mischief is all right, if not carried too far, but there should be no destroying of property or injuring of persons by means of tripping them with wires or ropes, placing obstructions on the sidewalks, etc. The average boy knows the difference between fun for fun's sake and malicious mischief-those who don't will probably be run in by the special police. AND Miss Jane Post, the daughter of the late Major Isaac [one of the first settlers of Montrose] and Susanna (Hinds) Post was born in Montrose November 14th, 1820. Her brothers were William L., Albert L., Isaac L. and George L. and her only sister was Elizabeth V. (Mrs. G. Z. Dimock). Three score years ago the Major Post homestead was on the corner of Church and South Main Streets, where the Boyd store building now stands. In youth, Miss Post was beautiful and attractive not only by her personal charms, but by her intellectual unselfish and religious character. Her unmarried life was from choice, for more than one worthy man would gladly have won her hand. At an early age she united with the Montrose Baptist church and was active in the choir and Sabbath School. After the family was broken up she lived for many years among friends in Scranton, but the last four or five were spent at the home of Mrs. W. L. Cox in Montrose. In this home Miss Post was contented and happy, appreciating all the loving care bestowed upon her. Her mind grew feeble, but it was only during the last week that there was a marked change. The end came peacefully and quietly at 11 o'clock on Sabbath morning, October 25th, 1903.The bearers were Isaac Post, a nephew, Charles Post, a grand nephew, W. H. Jessup, W. H. Warner, W. S. Mulford and W. C. Cox. The interment was in the Post family lot in Montrose cemetery.

Glenwood, Lenox Twp. - James M. Conrad was agreeably surprised on his return home from York State to find a new roof ready to go on his house and part of his house painted, and his old time house-keeper, Mrs. Samantha Payne, in full possession.

Herrick Center - Saturday night about ten o'clock someone attempted to stead Stewart Fletcher's fine bay team "Prince M. and Prima M. Jr." They had the horses out of their stalls, blankets off and one of them harnessed when Stewart started for the barn. As he went in the front door they went out the back. Horse owners should load their shotguns!

Dimock - John Gavitt is reported to have killed 19 squirrels, out of 24 shot at.

Choconut - Yesterday, the 28th, the funeral of Charles McGraw was held from his home in Choconut and interment was made at Silver Lake. Mr. McGraw died Sunday, Oct. 25, from the effects of an accident in the woods of western Pennsylvania last Saturday. He was working in a lumber camp at Cross Forks when he was struck on the head by a flying piece of bark. The blow rendered him unconscious and he remained in this condition until eight o'clock Sunday night, when he died. He was 19 years old. He is survived by his parents and six sisters, Mrs. M. L. Dacey and Gertrude, of Binghamton, Katherine, Agnes, Anna and Beatrice, of Choconut and two brothers, Cyrenus and Edward of Choconut.

Elk Lake - Henry Daly, having purchased the Montrose steam laundry, will have a public sale of personal property at his residence near Elk Lake, Wednesday, Nov. 4th, at 10 a.m. AND A number of farmers from this place are hauling their apples to the Tyler station and shipping them over the L.V. R.R.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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