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September 20 1907/2007

Great Bend - John Carneke, who resides near Stevens' Point, walked in his sleep from a third floor window in the Central House, at Great Bend, Monday night. He escaped injury with the exception of a broken thumb, his flight through the air not resulting more seriously owing to the fact that he landed on a hatchway door, which, however, suffered more serious damage, being used to start the fire next morning. The landlord was awakened by the rattling of the window shutters of his room, just below John's, which he found afterward was caused by the falling man's hand coming in contact with the same as he shot through space. The landlord went downstairs and assisted the man to the office of Dr. Hine, where the injury was attended to, and all returned later to their dreams undisturbed, John resolving in the future to walk no more with eyes closed.

Rush - In the popular lady contest at East Rush, Miss Blanche Gray received over 2000 votes and was awarded the beautiful silver ice pitcher.

Hickory Grove - Early Monday morning robbers called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cole and assaulted them. The robbers called Mr. Cole to the door of his home with loud callings for assistance for a neighbor, who was said to have been taken very ill. Mr. Cole then opened the door to learn more about the matter, only to be confronted by three masked men who quickly overpowered and bound and gagged him, throwing him on the floor in a corner, while they proceed to ransack the premises. They were at their work when Mrs. Cole was aroused and gave battle, felling one of the brutes with a chair. Just as she did it, however, she too was felled and rendered unconscious with a weapon in the hands of another of the men. All this took place in view of her helpless husband and the robbers succeeded in getting away with $600 in cash besides much other valuable property that was in the house. It was some time before Mrs. Cole regained consciousness and when she did she released her husband and arousing their neighbors a search was prosecuted, but without success. Evidently the highwaymen are the same who attempted to perpetrate an outrage on the aged Nitchke couple at Great Bend, but were foiled in their attempt.

Montrose - Rev. Dawson Edwards, a valued employee of Beach's foundry, leaves today for a visit among his children in Chicago, Ill. The "Elder" has been a main-stay in Zion church and Sunday school for many years, and his vacation is a well-deserved one. AND The Montrose Telephone Company is keeping pace with the march of progress and is installing a new and up-to-date switchboard which cost over $1000, which will greatly enhance the service rendered. This company has purchased the Gibson line, which gives them Harford, Gibson, and other towns in the eastern part of the county.

Hop Bottom - John Shiner, a native of Syria, who has been in this country less than three years, living most of the time at Hop Bottom, likes this country so well he sent back to Syria for his wife and child, who arrived in New York Thursday, and Mr. Shiner went down to meet them and bring them home. The freedom and liberty, in America, delights the foreigner. How often do we Americans appreciate the superior conditions under which we live.

Dimock - Good reports come of the work of Guy Titman, who is out playing ball with the big league teams.

Starrucca, Wayne Co. - While returning from church, Sunday morning, a couple of those "Fresh Guys" drove up behind Henry Walker with an auto, and without giving Mr. Walker a chance to hardly turn out, rushed by without checking their speed. Mr. Walker and wife were thrown out [of their rig], receiving severe injuries to themselves, and doing extensive damage to the rig. These same two gentlemen will possibly settle for their sport.

Springville - Warren Dunlap expects to move his family to Bear Creek, near Wilkesbarre, where they will engage in taking boarders. They expect to leave in 3 weeks.

Birchardville - Arthur Gary and wife, of Walker, Iowa, and Theodore McKeeby, of Hallstead, are visiting at Myron Strange's.

Oakley - Aunt Lydia Gardner died at her home near Loomis Lake on Friday, the 13th, at 4 p.m. She was a very old lady, and was highly respected by all who knew her. Her age was a few months over 93. She not only remembered events which occurred in her childhood days, repeating stories told by her grandfather, who was a Revolutionary soldier, but was interested in current events. She also remembered the ages of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Forest City - A man, a melodeon and a "monk" meandered through the municipality on Monday, the monk gathering in money for the man who moved the machinery in the melodeon. AND Mr. Jacobs, the merry-go-round man, who has been running his pleasure machine in this place for the past month, will close the season here. He has made arrangements to store the outfit in Vandling and will reopen here in the spring.

Tunkhannock - Saturday afternoon the Lehigh Valley train going east on the Montrose branch ran into a couple of milk cars which were left standing on the track near Tunkhannock. The passenger train from Montrose is usually a little late and a freight engine was doing some switching and had left the cars on the branch line. The passenger train was going at a lively rate of speed when the collision occurred and all the passengers were more or less shaken up, some of them being rather seriously injured, among the latter being Miss Virginia Welles, of Wyalusing and Mrs. W. H. Stone, of Binghamton, who suffered severe bruises as a result of the collision, as did also the mail clerk, James Fields. The engineer and fireman jumped and escaped injury.

News Briefs: Statistics show that more than 5,000 school teachers in Pennsylvania have reason to begin work this month with unusual pleasure. They will receive from $5 to $15 more a month than they received last year, and this fact alone is enough to lighten toil. Of the 26,250 teachers employed in the State, one-fifth will be affected by the increase in salary. AND Tours of the coal mines by visitors are now a thing of the past, and all persons who are not employed in the underground workings will hereafter be forbidden entrance thereto by the coal companies. Heretofore it has been the custom of persons who have out of town visitors to plan a trip in one of the mines in the vicinity, and the guests were usually delighted with the novelty. This decision was due to the liability act passed by the recent legislature.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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