September 15 1905/2005
Harford - The Harford Fair, to be held Sept. 27-28, with its beautiful grounds and splendid buildings, full of fine exhibits, make the day one of greatest pleasure and profit to everyone. The united bands of Hallstead have been secured for music. People cannot afford to miss the fair, for its influence makes better farms and happier homes. The new premium lists are out and can be had for the asking of the Secretary, E. E. Jones.
Great Bend - Vacant houses are a scarcity here, owing to Erie shop men locating here. The trains run so as to accommodate the employees to and from Susquehanna.
Silver Lake - The school in this district opened last Tuesday. No school in the Sheldon school house for lack of pupils.
Auburn Twp. - The Meshoppen & Auburn Telephone company have the holes dug for a line to connect this place with Meshoppen. AND The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church of Auburn Corners will give a "Yellow Tea" at the home of Mrs. C. E. Voss, Friday evening. Price 10 cents. Louis Lathrop will have his fine Phonograph there to help entertain the guests. Proceeds for pastor's salary.
Dimock - A party of Springville people recently spent the day picnicking at Cope's pond. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Cope left for their home in Philadelphia last Monday. Their many friends regret the necessity which compels their return at so early a date.
Thompson - Newton Pepper, while reaping for a neighbor with a three horse team, left his team and went for a drink to a nearby spring and while he was gone the team, disturbed by flies or for some other cause, got uneasy and in the melee one of them got a foot into the reaper and cut his foot and leg so badly that the animal is ruined, notwithstanding great effort has been made to save it.
Susquehanna - Many old soldiers attended the reunion of Co. B. 17th Pa. Cavalry at Wm. Lake's. Sept. 6th. Of the 151 enlisted men but 27 are now living, 11 answered to roll call, 5 of whom live in Jackson.
Rush - Dr. Lee Hickok put in a busy day last Monday. Four lusty newly arriving infants and 25 miles of driving occupied his time for 11 3/4 hours, to the exclusion of rest and reverie. We deem this a local record of its kind. AND The Lawton fair last week drew its usual crowd, who enjoyed a pleasant day of meeting with old friends. The exhibits of produce, livestock, needlework, bake stuff, etc., formed a constant subject of conversation. Only one accident was reported for the day: A horse frightened by a South Montrose automobile, plunged out of the road near L. Terry's and wrecked the carriage which it was drawing.
Little Meadows - Dr. Clarence Klear, who has been located [here] for the past two years, received a flattering offer to succeed to an old and established practice at Covington, Pa, has accepted it and has departed to his new field of work. We are sorry to lose him, both as a physician and as a man. It is hoped that the vacancy caused by his removal may very soon be acceptably filled.
North Jackson - T. W. Kennedy attended the funeral of his daughter, Mrs. L. J. Wells, at Dundaff. Mrs. Wells was a victim of typhoid fever and one of a number who have died from the disease during the epidemic of the past few weeks.
West Lenox - Our ball team played East Lenox team last Thursday. They stood 9 to 0 in favor of our boys and they were well pleased by the sound when they arrived at home. AND E. W. Brundage is so as to wear his shoe again. He has been suffering with a bad abscess in the ball of his left foot.
Springville - Rev. J. O. Spencer, who has been spending his vacation at his old home at Lynn, returned to Baltimore, where he resumes his duties as President of Morgan College.
Brooklyn - Charles Kittle, a former Brooklyn boy, was seriously injured near Binghamton. His horses became frightened at an automobile and ran away. He was thrown from the wagon and his skull was badly fractured. There is little hope of his recovery. Mr. Kittle was driving the team of Frank Robinson, of Slawson & Robinson, Birchardville.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Miss Lizzie McCormick is teaching the Gillin school this term, starting with 30 scholars, with prospects of 40. Miss Catheryn Degnan is teaching the Baldwin school and Miss Mary O'Brien, the Stone school. AND One of Mrs. Daniel Reed's children, a boy of 7, got his leg broken by getting his foot caught in the wheel of a wagon that he was catching on to. Dr. Hickok is attending him.
Friendsville - Camp Choconut closed on Friday last after a very successful season.
Forest City - Sept. 15th, at the Davis Opera House, the well-known melodrama, "Tony the Convict," will be given by local talent. Cast of characters: Tony Warren by George Doolittle; Weary Wayside by Terrance Anderson; James Barclay by John Kilnoski; Philip Warburton by Joseph Anderson; Judge Van Cruger by Hiram Watkins; Warden Burrows by Joseph Kaffo; and in other rolls, Joseph Caffery, Lillian Doud, Sadie McCusker, Evalgeline McCloskey and Lucy Meddleton.
Montrose - The 59th annual Susquehanna County Agricultural Society's fair was held Sept. 13 and 14th. The weather was all that could be desired and at an early hour the people from the surrounding country commenced to arrive and before noon the grounds were well filled with pleasure seekers. It is estimated that about 4,000 people were present, making the gate receipts $870, exclusive of the stands. There was the largest exhibit of gasoline engines ever on the grounds--ten engines being in operation. The Japanese fireworks were "all to the good." When the bombs burst high in the air and out floated butterflies, animals, geese, roosters, fishes, serpents, etc., they created outbursts of pleased surprise. It was something entirely novel and an entire success. There were 24 entries in the baby contest. Winners: for baby not over 1 year-Mrs. W. H. Tanner, Elk Lake; 2nd, Mrs. Martha L. Cronk, East Rush. For baby between 1 & 2 years-1st, Jean Merritt; 2nd, Mrs. Emma Brown.
Compiled By: Betty Smith