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September 02 1904/2004

Brandt - It is reported that the Brandt acid factory will be closed for all time, in less than a year, owing to the exhaustion of the wood supply. AND As an experiment, brick was made on the new yard of the Diamond Brick Co., on Monday.

Montrose - Morveldon Plum, the oldest Odd Fellow in the state, died at his home in Hawley on Monday of last week. He was a native of Montrose, having been born in this place 82 years ago. In childhood he removed with his parents to Honesdale and later to Hawley, where for over 50 years he was a prominent and active citizen. AND John Snell and wife of Grow Avenue have received a double yellow-headed Mexican parrot from the Iowa Bird Co. AND The annual handicap golf tournament of the Lakeside Country Club has resulted to date in the leadership of J. Woodbridge Riley, in the men's and Miss Mary Edgar in the ladies' contest. The finals are yet to be played. Miss Mary Sayre won the championship of the club.

Tunkhannock - Herman Jackson, an employee of the Hawke Stone company at this place, will go to Panama shortly, where he has an engagement for stone cutting under the employ of the United States government. The job is in connection with the Panama Canal, and the wages paid will be $7 per day. The high price for labor is due to the unwholesomeness of the climate and the scarcity of men who are willing to go there.

Hallstead - A black snake nearly four feet in length was killed recently at the Hallstead chair factory. The snake was evidently attracted by the sound of the machinery, and as he darted in a window across one of the benches, he was killed by a workman.

Forest City -Last Saturday afternoon in number two mine at Forest City, Hugh Curran and his laborer, a foreigner, were very badly burned by an explosion of powder. They were taken to the Emergency hospital at Carbondale, where the laborer died Sunday morning. Mr. Curran, although suffering greatly, will probably recover.

Susquehanna - Co. B 17th Penn'a Cavalry [G.A.R.] will hold its 24th annual reunion on Wednesday, Sept. 7th, at the home of A.M. Griggs, in this place. AND Miss Charlotte Townsend has accepted a position as assistant principal of the Damascus, Pa., High School.

South Montrose - On Thursday of last week Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ballentine drove to Scranton with their automobile, leaving at 10 a.m., returning home at 6 p.m. While there Mr. Ballentine purchased a fine pair of draft horses.

Brooklyn - The authorities, to the delight of the public, have notified the Brooklyn condensery company to remove the broken down traction engine and wagon, which have been partially obstructing the highway between here and Hopbottom. AND The wire has been strung for the new Alford telegraph line. AND Our staunch friend, Ammi Ely, always takes a great interest in producing exceptionally fine "garden sass," and this year is evidently no exception, as we hear of his exhibiting tomatoes measuring 15" in circumference.

Rush - J. W. Gray has been at his former home for two weeks, after an absence of thirteen years. He left for Beaver Bay, Minn., where he will begin his 4th year as teacher of the Beaver Bay School on September 6th. AND Mr. Shadduck, of the Shadduck Clothing House, and daughter, Mary, spent Tuesday in Binghamton.

Uniondale - Apples are plenty. Potatoes are cheap. School opens next Monday.

Lawsville - The Southworth reunion was held at the home of Spencer Luce, August 17th; 110 present. AND The schools at Stanfordville and Lawsville commenced last Monday, both schools retaining their former teachers--Misses Jennie Sprong and Jessie Grieff.

Highlands [New Milford Twp.] - W. A. Kenyon says he took quite a sweat last Saturday while threshing for Carrington Brothers, near Susquehanna. He bagged 145 bushels of oats in 45 minutes. Next!

South Gibson - The postoffice was robbed one night last week. Nothing was known of the burglary until next morning about 8 o'clock, when Galusha G. McNamara, the post-master, went to his store, in which the office is located. In the postoffice department he found that the safe had been blown open and the papers strewn about the floor showed that the robber had made a thorough search for booty. $45 in money had been taken together with a number of registered letters containing money; several checks for small amounts and a pension check for David Michael in the sum of $120.

Thomson - The fifth annual reunion of the Carpenter family convened on August 18. The day was most beautifully cool and inspiring. The literary program opened with music by Miss Ruth Kennedy followed by Mrs. Mott with choice selections, "My Mother's Prayer" and "The Shelf Behind the Door." An interesting program of recitations was then delivered by Messrs. Rounds, and Albert, Elmer and Stephen Carpenter, Miss Ruth Kennedy and Mrs. Barlow. Among the many good things in this feast was, "How Jamie Came Home," delivered by Miss Ruth Kennedy in her most charming style, after which she responded to two encores. A collection was taken to defray expenses. The sentiment of the convention was unanimous for Prohibition and if the Rum Traffic could be left to it for lease of power there would be no need for any more signers on license petitions.

North Bridgewater - During the thunder shower last Thursday night, about 9 o'clock, lightning struck a hay stack belonging to A.R. Bush and consumed the same, and by the combined help of neighbors they succeeded in saving another stack a few feet away; also the barn which was within 35 feet of the burning stack.

Clifford - The annual reunion of the descendants of the Calendar family was largely attended at Finn's hall, Aug. 23rd.

News Brief: The ladies who struggle with the drudgery of dish washing would be interested in the new patent dish washing machine, which with a few quick turns of a crank (the dishes being in a circular tank filled with hot water) are almost instantly made clean. The machine cost, with a new hot water heater and connections, $200 to install.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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