September 08 1911/2011
Thompson - The many city boarders that have been spending the summer in town are returning home, leaving our streets lonesome. ALSO - A sad, perhaps fatal, accident occurred yesterday. Morris Gelatt and his hired man were driving a colt and some way the colt took fright and ran, the hired man was caught in the wheel and was dragged some distance, fracturing his scull and otherwise injuring him. Dr. McNamara was called to the case. He was raving and unconscious all night, but is more quiet at this writing. His name is Livingston, a stranger coming from South Carolina last fall, I think.
S. Auburn - Albert B. Judson, who has been holding a position as chemist with a firm in Philadelphia, has received an appointment in the Bureau of Standards, at Pittsburg. We are glad he is doing so well. In West Auburn about 65 assembled in the blacksmithing shop Friday evening, to witness an exciting quoit pitching game between Silvara and West Auburn, which resulted in a score of 56 to 63 in favor of West Auburn.
S. Middletown - Margaret McManus gave a six o'clock tea party one evening last week in honor of her guest, Louise McCormick, of Binghamton, who rendered a few fine selections on the piano.
Harford - Andrew J. Adams died July 23, 1911 and the town of Harford lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens. He was born July 10, 1828, attended Harford Academy, and when 17 he went to Newton, Mass., where he learned the trade of morocco manufacturing and tanning. He became a journeyman at Ashburnham where he married Sarah Sawyer in 1852 and by this union had three children. He returned to Harford after his father's death in 1855, and married his second wife, Elvira M. Wilmarth, and two children were born to them. After returning he engaged in farming, was one of the first members of the Harford Agricultural Society, a member of the I.O.O.F, and was the prime mover in getting the railroad depot built at Kingsley in 1885. Andrew was buried in the Universalist cemetery.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Herbert Fish has announced himself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff, subject to the decision at the Demo-cratic primaries, September 30. Mr. Fish is a gentleman, well qualified to fill the office and would be very acceptable to the democratic voters. ALSO The Lyman reunion was held at the old homestead of the late James H. Lyman. The Ladies' Aid furnished an excellent dinner to a good turnout, and all had a very enjoyable time.
Alford, Brooklyn Twp. - Herman Otto, who is spending the summer with his brother, Charles Otto, has the sale of the Gray gasoline engines and gives notice by an advertisement that he will have a special exhibit at both the Montrose and Harford fairs. ALSO In Brooklyn, six wagons and one auto carry the children to school this year.
Montrose - On Saturday last, the Country Circus, which was held at the Ball Park, was largely attended, the receipts amounting to nearly $90. The drill, which was led by Miss Anna Warriner, was a capital part of the performance, while Paul Sprout's representation of the strong man was the individual hit of the day. The "Midway", which was held Monday afternoon and evening on the lawn at Mr. W. A. Lathrop's residence, like the Country Circus, was given for the benefit of the Country Club. The attendance was large, both afternoon and evening; a huge bonfire lit up the lawn in the evening and this, together with the many Japanese lanterns, made a pretty and brilliant effect. The "Midway" proved all that it was advertised to be, from the Fortune Teller to the songs one can hear from the far off land of India. ALSO Little Raymond, son of Conductor and Mrs. Chas. Flanagan, underwent a successful operation, at his home, Sunday morning. Dr. Wainwright, of Scranton, performed the operation, assisted by Dr. Preston.
Dundaff - John Jones has moved into his new home and keeps in hand a full supply of fresh meats, canned goods, tobacco, cigars, etc. ALSO Dr. Fike now rides in a new Ford machine.
Hallstead - Last Wednesday, in the early hours of the morning, parties tried to pry off the telephone pay box of the Montrose Central here. They also tried to force an entrance to the rooms occupied by the night operator, but were alarmed when a call was sent to the roundhouse for help, and quickly disappeared. The same night an Italian in one of the box cars was shot.
Little Meadows - Last Saturday, as Ralph Berdine and sister-in-law, Mrs. F. Berdine, of South Apalachin, were returning from the ball game here, their horse became frightened at an automobile, ran away, and Mrs. Berdine was thrown out. She was unconscious for some time, but received no serious injuries. Mr. Berdine was thrown out, but not hurt.
Clifford - Rev. W. A. Wells has an automobile, which he uses in pastoral work.
Rush - Dr. Fry's residence, which has been undergoing a series of improvements, is nearing completion, and adds much to the appearance of our little town. ALSO The 23d day of August, 1911, will be a pleasant memory for the LaRues and relatives who met at Keeney Pond for their first reunion. The day was fine. Wm Owen, of Birchardville, was present and took photographs of the crowd. The boating was much enjoyed, besides a ball game in the afternoon. The next reunion will be at Lawton Park. Officers are: D. A. Fargo, pres., Mary Pierson, sec'y, and Hazel LaRue, treas.
Uniondale - Burns Lyon has a musical curiosity. His voice is as strong as a calliope and talk about high C. Whew! It is more than a steam gong. Burns uses it as an alarm and it does the business.
Forest City/Susquehanna - Enterprise Hose company, No. 1, headed by its own drum corps, and accompanied by a large number of friends, went to Susquehanna to participate in the fireman's celebration at that place. The celebration was conducted by the united companies of Susquehanna and Lanesboro, and nothing calculated to add to the pleasure of the visitors was left undone. Enterprise was the guest of Erie Protective company. In the line of march, which included several miles of Susquehanna and Oakland streets, the natty looking outfit from Forest City was well received. The boys were never treated better than by the hose companies of our neighboring borough.
Compiled By: Betty Smith