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October 30 1914/2014

Hallstead - A horse driven by Mrs. Edith B. Mitchell became frightened at a passing train near the Pine Street crossing, Monday evening, and started on a wild run. Mrs. Mitchell jumped from the wagon and struck in such a manner that she broke her knee.  Dr. A. F. Merrell was called and had her removed to her home where he reduced the fracture. ALSO V. D. Hand, of “The Cash Store,” is advertising to get you ready for the cold wave.  Available are new coats, furs, sweaters, millinery, Munsing Union Suits, Snag Proof and Ball Band Rubbers and high top shoes for boys and girls. He also sells vacuum cleaners, bread flour, Butterine, onions and much more.

Scranton/Montrose - Dr. Van de Sand accompanied two patients, surgical cases, to the Moses Taylor Hospital, at Scranton, the first of the week. One of these patients was Leon Chesley, the popular and well-known barber, who underwent an operation for dilated stomach. Dr. J. M. Wainwright and Dr. Van de Sand operated and quite a number of stitches were taken in the outer covering of the stomach to bring the organ back to normal position. We are informed he was on the operating table over an hour, withstood the ordeal very well and the latest reports are he is resting comfortably.

Montrose – There was a somewhat remarkable chance gathering at the office of Comrade M. H. VanScoten, Monday afternoon. While seated at his desk, Wm. K. Tripper, of Brooklyn, NY, who is here visiting D. A. Titsworth and other friends in Montrose and Brooklyn township, where he resided many years ago, called and while they were visiting, Calvin Gay, of Sayre, and James Gay, of Montrose, also dropped in to see Mr. VanScoten. The remarkable feature of this little gathering of four men was that they constituted the total living members of the first military company to enlist from Susquehanna County in 1862.

Middletown – Edward Kelly has gone to Binghamton to conduct a feed barn and boarding stable on 121 Water Street, being associated with Frank Murphy, formerly of Silver Lake, who has been conducting this stand for the past few months. They will be pleased to see their Susquehanna County friends when visiting the Parlor City.

Liberty Twp. – The neighbors were greatly grieved Sunday morning when the news spread that Mrs. Jane Butler was dead. She went out to milk her cow and never returned in this life. She leaves a husband and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Dundaff – Arthur H. Ayers, a pioneer of this place, died at his home Tuesday at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife and two grandchildren. Burial will be in the private burying ground.

New Milford – What might have proven a serious wreck occurred Monday morning, when a manifest train of ten cars loaded with poultry ran off the track at the Phinney crossing. The gentleman in charge was so badly shaken up, though not seriously injured, that he was removed to the hospital at Scranton. Dr. Merrill, of Hallstead, accompanied him. The wrecking crew from Scranton was on the scene immediately and had the track cleared for traffic within three hours. ALSO As E. W. Morgan and Rev. Eugene Helm were returning from Susquehanna Sunday afternoon in Mr. Morgan’s Ford runabout, they ran into the sand, overturning the car and pinning Rev. Helm beneath it, injuring his shoulder and back quite seriously. Luckily Mr. Morgan jumped as the car was overturned and was able to help his companion under the car. It was three and a half hours before they got help to get the car up again, although it was not damaged very much.

Lanesboro – Mrs. Eunice Prentice died at the home of her son, Frank Prentice, here, on Saturday morning, October 24. She was 87 years old and was one of the best known residents of that section. She is survived by Frank and Edward Prentice of Lanesboro and Louis and Charles Prentice, of Susquehanna.

Gelatt – Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lew Barnes, last Thursday night, a girl and a boy. All four are doing nicely, especially the father. ALSO G. H. Harding and Miss Abbie Thomas were married at the home of Mrs. Ann Harding, in Jackson, on Wednesday evening. Mr. Harding will move his harness shop from Gibson to this place.

South Harford – Do not forget that election is near—Nov. 3.  Be sure to vote for Jones, McFadden and Brumbaugh. The Harford Congregational Aid Society will furnish a 25 cent dinner in the lecture room.  No need to go home without your dinner or wait until after dinner to vote.

Glenwood – Mr. Griffis, who underwent an operation for appendicitis at his home a week ago, is not so well this week.

Forest City – The Bachelors, that well known organization of young men which has been instrumental in furnishing a number of very pleasant social occasions in the past, gave their annual Autumn dance in the Borough building last evening. The hall was beautifully decorated. Lynott’s orchestra, which furnished the music never rendered a more entrancing program and it was a light footed and happy throng that went through the steps of the beautiful dances.  The Bachelors have surely scored another success and the young people will look forward with pleasant anticipation to the next affair to be given by that popular social organization. ALSO Gideon A. Shepherd, one of Forest City’s oldest and most respected citizens, answered the final summons on Monday morning after an illness of two years. He was a skilled woodworker and was employed by the Hillside company for 22 years, much of that time superintending the carpenter work of the company. He was married to Mrs. Priscilla Reynolds Davis in 1880, who survives him and one son, John B. Sherwood, of this place.

Thompson – A couple of pedestrians [walkers], whose names we were unable to learn, passed through this place Monday, enroute from New York to San Francisco, California.

News Brief:  The climax to a season of startling surprises in baseball arrived when the Boston Braves, hopelessly tail enders in the National league until after the Fourth of July, won their fourth straight game and the world’s championship from the Philadelphia Athletics, who up to a week ago were rated as the greatest team assembled in recent years. This notable triumph was the most stunning form reversal ever featured in a world’s series. For the first time in the history of world’s championships only four games were required to settle the issue, and the Braves are the first team to win in the least possible number of games. The scores of the four games were as follows: first, 7 to 1; second, 1 to 0; third, 5 to 4 (twelve innings); fourth, 3 to 1.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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