September 26 1902/2002
Fairdale - Milton Roy and wife, B. A. Risely and wife, and two children, Hattie and Arthur, attended the Lathrop-Snyder wedding, Sept. 10th. The presents were fine, especially the lamps, so if the kerosene barrel doesn't run dry they will always have light.
Uniondale - some midnight marauders entered the chicken house of Mrs. S. D. Carpenter and carried off a number of her fine chickens.
East Bridgewater - An old landmark has been removed-an old barn on the farm now owned by W. F. Gardner (formerly by David Bushnell), who built the barn over 80 years ago. For every pound of nails he gave a bushel of oats. AND John Carter is preparing to move his horse barn to a new location, more out of the wind.
Flynn - It is rumored that John Lane is an aspirant for office at our next town meeting. He will receive two votes for everyone he received one year ago. John has the boys on his side.
Ainey [Springville Twp.] - While at Foster for a load of apple barrels, Louis Johnson's team ran away, distributing apple barrels around town in a promiscuous manner and smashing up the wagon somewhat. No serious damage was done.
Glenwood - Help is scarce in this place and fifty men could find employment provided they like hard work and plenty of it. Wages are good and the pay is sure--$20 a month and board goes begging and no takers. Young man stick to the farm and be a trust in your own rights. The time is fast approaching when the old gray-headed farmers will leave the farm-for your benefit stick to it.
Brooklyn - Brooklyn has now excellent connections with the outside world. Mail is delivered three times each day and the completion of the telephone line to Montrose gives a direct connection with any point having Long Distance Bell phones. There is also a local line for the benefit of farmers out of the village and independent lines to Foster [Hop Bottom] and Lindaville and also one nearly completed to Kingsley.
Lynn - Remember, M. G. Welch, the people's boot and shoe black, is in Springville on Saturday of each week. Give him your patronage, as he is a good workman.
Thompson - G. F. Spencer of the Steam Heater Co. is putting in a number of bathroom apparatuses for different parties here.
Jackson - A farmer saw in a paper an advertisement of a fire escape for $2. He sent the amount and received a copy of the New Testament; he indignantly claims that he was swindled.
Susquehanna - The charity entertainment held in Hogan Opera House on Saturday evening was largely attended. Receipts $85.
Franklin Forks - Fred Knapp's cider mill is running now, and large loads of apples are going there.
South Montrose - Mr. and Mrs. Bert Conklin, of New Brunswick, NJ, after the burial of a twin daughter, spent a few days at the home of Mr. C's parents and returned to their home. When they started from here their remaining twin daughter seemed perfectly well, but was taken sick before they reached home at night, and died at 4 o'clock the next morning. Symptoms as of the first, dying of convulsions. Interment in South Montrose cemetery. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends and relatives here.
Great Bend - The spire on the Great Bend M.E. church is nearing completion and is a decided improvement on the old one.
Montrose - Many watched the placing of the large pole in front of the bank building last Wednesday morning by a gang of workmen employed by the new telegraph and telephone company, which is locating its exchange over the banking rooms. No better location could have been secured, it being near the vortex of business traffic and it will undoubtedly prove of great benefit to the town and community.
Gibson/New Milford - Hemlock timber has been cut on the Harding and Tingley tracts near Gibson this season, which will afford 1,000 tons of bark, which will go to the New Milford tannery. It is estimated that the trees will make 1,200,000 feet of lumber. Hotchkiss, of Windsor, will put up a steam mill and will manufacture the same, which it is believed will take about two years, counting the hardwood and all. The hemlock timber in Susquehanna county is soon to be a thing of the past.
Forest City - The 13th Regiment was called out on Tuesday [23d], and Co. G [Susquehanna County] being of that regiment our boys left on the 12:30 train that day for Scranton, after which they were ordered to Archbald, the scene of the disturbance between the non-union men and the strikers. The first outbreak and trouble at Forest City, in this county, was occasioned by the starting up of No. 2 colliery, by the Hillside Coal & Iron Co. The whistle blew Wed. morning, but few men other than those that have been working responded to the call for work, but there was no attempt at violence until evening when the non-union men started home. Some boys began calling a group of workmen "Scabs," and in a few minutes about 100 people had assembled. The non-union men stopped to reply to the jeerings of the crowd and in an instant pandemonium reigned. Stones were hurled and two of the workmen drew revolvers. A number of special policemen on hand attempted to restore order but with little effect. It was a riot such as Forest City people had never before witnessed, and do not care to witness again. Wed. evening the Burgess ordered all saloons closed, and also called a special meeting of the Council. Sheriff Maxey, fearing a more serious outbreak might occur at any time, held a conference with Gov. Stone, by phone, and the next day Co. E and F of the 13th Regiment arrived in town. At present perfect peace seems to prevail in Forest City.
Compiled By: Betty Smith