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September 19 1908/2008

Lemon, Wyoming County - Some one discovered recently that the Lehigh station at Lemon, on the Montrose branch of the Lehigh, had been partially torn down, and was being rapidly carted away. The officers were there soon after, trying to find out what became of the missing parts of the building and who has them. The Lehigh has often been broken into, but this is the first time that an attempt has been made to carry off a whole station.

Franklin Forks - The fire which has been raging on James Murray's hill, has finally been put out. It did not do much damage to anybody but Mr. Murray. AND In Upsonville, the Garland & Rought quarry has shut down.

Susquehanna - Henry T. Birchard, formerly editor of the Susquehanna Transcript, is now editor of the Nicholson Record, of which Hon. Moses Shields, Jr. is owner. Mr. Birchard brightens the pages of any paper with which he is connected. AND Last Evening Erie locomotive No. 1515 crashed through the sidewalls of the new Erie roundhouse and plunged down the 25 ft. embankment, burying its nose in the cinders and finally bringing up against a large concrete retaining wall at the river bank, which kept it from going into the river. The locomotive was steamed up and ready to make a trip over the Jefferson branch, but no one was aboard when it started on the destructive tour. It is said that a leakage in the throttle was what started it. The engine is not badly damaged.

Lenox - The authorities have requested the police of various cities to be on the lookout for Fred Johnson, alias "Yorkie," who is alleged to be the leader of the gang of three men who tortured an aged farmer named Edmon [Edwin] Hartley, near Glenwood. He is described as about 5' 11" in height, dark hair and grey eyes, and wore a double-breasted black suit.

Forest Lake - J. M. Noble has returned from his second trip to Kansas and is preparing to remove there, where his father, Enoch Noble, and his brother, Dr. Noble, already live.

Harford Fair Notes - E. E. Conrad will take your tintype, C. E. Knapp will put your photo on a button and James Walsh will sell you more whips for $1.00 than you can buy any other place. Williams Bros will conduct the dance hall, etc., Roberts Bros., Jackson, will serve you with a first class dinner and W. B. Main will be there with his new merry-go-round.

Little Meadows - Dennis Butler is building a new barn. They raised it Saturday and expect to have it complete in two or three weeks, so they will give a large dance.

Apolacon - Water is so scarce in this part of the country that it is almost impossible to remain a prohibitionist.

Uniondale - Mr. Aylesworth, of East Lenox, came last Monday, took his wife and a load of barrels home with him. AND The principal and two lady sub teaches are boarding this term with Mrs. Charles Lyon, on Church street.

Springville - The general complaint throughout the land is failing streams and wells, dry and hot weather and lack of rain. Now this week is the Montrose Fair, that generally brings rain, but should this fail I think the next best thing to do would be to advertise in the one-cent-a-word column of the Democrat for rain. That nearly always gets a favorable response.

Clifford - Miss Narola Rivenburg will resume her work in the India mission field, after spending the past year with relatives in the vicinity of her former home. Her father, Dr. Sidney Rivenburg, is engaged in the work.

Montrose - In the chapel of St. Mary's Convent of Mercy, in Wilkes-Barre, September 5th, Miss Alice Dolan, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Dolan, of Montrose, took the black veil of the Order of Mercy, and hereafter will devote herself to teaching in the convent school of the order. She is now known as Sister Constance. Bishop Hoban, of Scranton, and Fr. A. T. Brodrick and Fr. Wm. J. Gibson, of Montrose, were among the clergy present. She was at once assigned as a teacher in St. Mary's Convent School at Plains, Pa. Among those present were her parents, two sisters, Bina and Ethel, and Miss Belle Patrick, all of Montrose.

Rush - A fine new bell has been placed in the belfry of the M. E. church.

Hallstead - A double wedding occurred Sept 17 at the Catholic church, the parties being Miss Ana Doyle and James Condon and Miss Mary Doyle and James E. Paden.

Flynn - Thomas Flynn and family are about to move to Friendsville where he is to run a blacksmith shop and also wagon repairing.

Ararat - The Glover reunion was held at the home of Thomas Glover and about 100 persons were present. A large dining tent was pitched for the occasion.

Forest City - Forest fires are raging on all sides of us and the damage will amount to many thousands of dollars. The underbrush is so dry that the flames are carried forward on the wind, with incredible speed, and those who have been fighting their advance say that it is almost a waste of energy. Constable Decker, with a force of men, has been trying to hold back the fire on the Hagen tract, west of the town, and lumberman Cole has assembled another force, which has been protecting his lumber tract on the Moosic. The fires extend as far north as the eye can reach and the smoke has been so dense at times that the sun appeared to be merely a ball of fire. It is said that the flames eat down into the roots of vegetation and have done more damage than in any year within the memory of the people.

News Brief: In Le Mans, September 16, on the field of Auvours, Wilbur Wright, the aeroplanist of Dayton, O., eclipsed all European records for sustained aeroplane flights. He remained in the air for 39 minutes and 18 3-5 seconds. This gives the Wright brothers the records for both hemispheres. Mr. Wright circled over the field at an average height of 45 ft. He turned and twisted in every direction, and his complete mastery of the aeroplane aroused great enthusiasm from the spectators. It is estimated that he covered 26 miles.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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