September 09 1910/2010
Flynn - The old bachelors held their clam bake Monday evening and one of the most enjoyable times of the season was had. Refreshments were served on the lawn. Music and songs also dancing of all kinds were indulged in until a late hour, when all repaired to their homes longing for the return of the next annual gathering. Edward Gallager acted as chef and toastmaster.
Auburn Center - Miss Laura Bushnell, who was to be assistant principal in the Auburn High school, resigned on Saturday night, and in about 24 hours afterwards, Miss Holland, from Laceyville, was on hand to fill the vacancy.
Montrose - Engineer J. W. Spence, daughter Fenella, Miss Bissell and two other friends, made a short call at C. W. Pierson's, Auburn Center, Monday noon and the way he sends that Ford machine--his best engine on the DL&W would be nowhere. ALSO Engineer Spence, when he came in Tuesday evening immediately went to the head of the engine to see if there were any indications on the pilot of his having struck a man near Harrington's crossing, and was relieved when he found none. "Jack" said that when he came down the grade he felt almost sure he had run over a man lying on the track. When Baggagemaster Finn returned on his "track automobile" he was told to keep on the lookout. The supposed "man" proved to be a warped plank lying alongside the rail, which the trusty engineer's watchful eye had spied. There is nothing within the glare of the headlight that misses "Jack's" eye.
Harford - Hon. E. E. Jones was here Tuesday. He is in the unique position of being a candidate for Representative on both the Republican and Democratic tickets and for one bearing so many testimonies of esteem, wears the honors gracefully and apparently enjoys it. ALSO Tuesday night, about 11:45, the residence of Mrs. Mary Quinlan was burned to the ground. The property was insured.
Brooklyn - C. A. Rozelle is most popular with the housewives here at this time of year, the quality of his celery, radishes, corn, etc. always being the best and freshly picked. Growers of green truck say they easily sell all they can raise.
Lawsville - Worthy Deputies C. P. Lyman and Allan D. Miller organized last week a new Grange with a charter membership of 24. The name of the Grange will be the Lawsville Grange. Meetings will be held the first and third Friday of each month.
Great Bend - Ernest Conklin, son of Henry Conklin, was found dead in a field a short distance from his father's home in the township, Tuesday. The young man had been suffering from heart disease for some time. In the morning, although not feeling well, he told his mother he was going out to pick some berries. She tried to dissuade him but he persisted in going. After he had been gone some hours a search was made and his dead body found. He was 17 years of age.
Uniondale - The Tri County Fair, to be held here Sept. 26, 27, 28, 29, promises lots of excitement each day. There will be racing events every day and some close contests are looked for. There will be pulling matches, tight rope walking, trapeze performances & etc.
Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - The people of this place are rejoicing over the rain that has fallen the last few days. ALSO Anyone needing good threshing done needn't be afraid to call on the Wilbur boys of Rhiney Creek; they do their work quick and sure.
Parkvale - There was preaching at Parkvale Sunday at 2 o'clock by Rev. Button of Brooklyn. He delivered a fine sermon and after the sermon they gathered at the water and baptized six and sprinkled four.
Hop Bottom - Diphtheria has again developed in the home of Orrin Rose.
Little Meadows - William Brennan, aged 23 years, a native of this place, was fatally injured at Peekskill, N.Y. on Thursday, Aug. 25, dying a few hours later in a hospital. A rock from a steam shovel, which he was assisting to operate, fell from the scoop and fractured his skull. His father was the late Dr. Brennan. Two sisters, Miss Mary Brennan, of Carbondale, and a brother, Joseph Brennan, of Towanda, survive.
Forest Lake - James Farrell, who lives out on the Forest Lake road, found a pocketbook last Saturday, containing quite a snug sum of money. It was lost by F. W. Thornton of Old Forge, who has been occupying Mr. Safford's bungalow at Pine Grove Camp. Mr. Thornton, on discovering his loss, went back over the road and met Mr. Farrell, searching for the owner of the pocketbook. Mr. Farrell and Mr. Thornton were strangers, but Mr. Farrell's promptness in publishing his find soon brought them together.
Susquehanna - John P. Shanahan, our well known newspaper correspondent, has relinquished that line of work to go on the road as the advance representative of the high-class comedy company, "The Arrival of Kitty."
Franklin Forks - Ward B. Smith, owner of a cutglass factory, is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. E. Tiffany at Wyalusing. Charles Strong has charge of the factory during his absence.
Factoryville - Christy Mathewson, the famous baseball pitcher from Factoryville, has broken down from overwork and will, it is reported, go to a sanitarium to rest.
Hallstead - John Armlin, while cradling oats, heard an unusual noise near his feet and on looking down saw he had cut the oats away and exposed three rattlers. The snakes were coiled for business and Mr. Armlin knew that he had to strike before they did or he would get "struck out." Fortunately he proved the best hitter, and when he went to dinner he dragged along three snakes, the smallest being over three feet long and the other two about four feet six each. When he continued cradling in the afternoon he could not be blamed for going a little slow and watching the ground close by. ALSO Ira B. Preston, aged 67 years, died at his home in Hallstead, Sept. 5, after an illness of about six weeks. He was a retired Lackawanna conductor, having been in the employ of the railroad company for nearly 40 years. He was a veteran of the civil war and widely known throughout the county. He is survived by a wife.
Compiled By: Betty Smith