September 11 1903/2003
Hallstead - B. W. Pease, on Monday, resigned as principal of the Hallstead public schools and Prof. Cornelius Manning, of Old Forge, former principal of the Herrick Centre schools, was elected to succeed him. Thus the deadlock that has existed all summer is broken. Also, the board reduced the pay of the principal greatly below what Prof. Manning is receiving in his present position and it is doubtful if he accepts.
New Milford - Hon. A. C. Barrett, who ably represented Susquehanna county in the State Legislature during the last session, will this fall complete five years as overseer of the State Grange. He was overseer of Susquehanna county Pomona Grange two years and lectured eight years.
Jackson - The rural free delivery route to be established Oct. 1, will cover a large part of the township, bringing to many residents a daily mail service of which until now they have been always deprived. AND Leroy and Velosco Leonard, of Plattsmouth, Neb., are visiting here.
Kingsley - Miss Alice Capron will return from New York, Sept. 15, with a full line of fall millinery and will be pleased to see all old customers and friends at the new store building. Will be at Harford Sept. 21-22. Will have a small stock of up-to-date flannel shirt waists, belts, etc.
Lenoxville - The annual ice cream festival, given by merchant C. G. Stephens to his customers, occurred on the evening of the 1st. It was largely attended and South Gibson band was present and dispensed some excellent music during the event.
Fairdale - The Terry painting company of Rush, are busy at present here, painting many roofs black. AND The East Rush telephone line now connects with the Wyalusing line at the home at E. W. Bolles. AND Some evil disposed person set fire to the bee house of C. Haight, located in Jessup Twp., and it was destroyed with all its contents.
Harmony - A week ago Saturday, Mr. Kessler's spirited black team took a play spell by cantering away from the freight car at the Brandt station, while their driver, A. Lee, was loading the wagon to which they were hitched. At a lively pace they sped over the track and across the bridge, making some graceful curves and obtuse angles on their way to the barn where they landed, without injury. Frank Efner, Jr., a boy, was run over, but not seriously hurt. AND Several stone cutters from here are employed in New York at a reported wage of $5.75 per eight hour day.
Thompson - The Free Methodist campmeeting brought the usual number of people and the usual amount of rain. 120 tents were occupied.
Lawton - Bids for building the Lawton grange hall, will be received until Saturday at 1 p.m., Sept. 19. Plans and specifications can be seen at G. L. Pickett's.
South Montrose - A. S. Allen and son are erecting a large number of their very popular silos for the farmers of the surrounding country.
Montrose - The young men of the High School are organizing a football team for the purpose of coping with the amateur teams of this section of the state. There is good sturdy material to form an eleven and with Prof. Sipple as manager and coach, who by the way held for four years a prominent position one of the "big four" teams, we may expect to see some games this fall that will start the most sluggish blood bounding.
Mott's Mill, Bridgewater Twp. - The following persons are busily employed at this factory, turning out cloth and other wool products: Misses Emma Mott, Ethyl Smith, Belle Patrick and Samuel G. Raynor.
Brooklyn - Have been told that in Brooklyn township there is not a licenses place where intoxicating drinks are sold. All honor Brooklyn for such a temperance position. If Christian sentiment and action were more prevalent every town in the county could present like results. The satanic clause, "and to sell spirituous liquors," ought to be stricken out of every application for a tavern or hotel license and no township ought to have twelve men willing to sign a request for such whiskey corruption in their midst.
Forest City - Another handsome brick block will shortly be built by Ike Joseph, the popular clothier, who has purchased the lot between H. M. Joseph's new store and the post office.
Uniondale - P. R. Barriger, our popular harness maker, has one of the finest up-to-date harness shops in Susquehanna county. Step in and look at his fine harnesses, whips, lap blankets, etc. and then come and tell me that I told you no lie. AND Mr. Osgood, of Forest City, the popular telephone man, was in town to-day, looking after the interest of the company by putting in a new phone in the house of Rev. Davies. By the way, Mr. Davies can talk with the phone or without, now, but just go and hear his sermons and you will say he is O.K.
Lanesboro - While walking across the great Starrucca Viaduct, at an early hour Sunday morning, Sept. 6, with a number of companions, Ray Larrabee, of Susquehanna, was struck by Erie express train No. 5 and hurled from the Viaduct and the body, which was terribly mangled, lodged on a telegraph pole under the bridge. Mr. Larrabee was a son of Oscar G. Larrabee. He is survived by a wife and one son. He was about 30 years old and was employed in the Erie boiler shop. County Coroner Goodwin deemed an inquest unnecessary.
Great Bend - Outing parties and picnics are being enjoyed every day by the people of Great Bend and Hallstead, who never cease to admire the beauties of the picturesque "Rocks," which through the generosity of Hon. Jas. T. DuBois, is free to all admirers of nature. He is having the roads improved and the ruins of the fire cleared away, and it should be a pleasure as well as the duty of every one of us to help preserve the grandeur of this ideal spot.
Hopbottom - President Roosevelt passed through here early Monday morning, on his way to the Syracuse fair.
Compiled By: Betty Smith