September 28 1906/2006
Uniondale - Early Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs.Wm. Jones and his little sister, Freeda, were driving a spirited colt on Main St. near the R.R. track, when two engines came down making considerable noise. In tightening up the reins the bit broke and the horse jumped and threw Mr. Jones out of the wagon, then ran across the corner of Mrs. G. L. Larrabee's lot and up on H.J. Orce's high terrace near their door steps, then off a retaining wall into Mr. Knapp's garden and down an embankment into the road, all of five or six feet. People were looking on horrified, expecting to see wife and child gashed to pieces, but the great speed at which the horse was going kept the wagon right side up, and Mrs. Jones and Freeda clung to the seat and held to their places, when she managed to get hold of one line and turn the horse in Mr. Horton's yard. The horse freed himself from the wagon by striking a pear tree; he then jumped a wire fence and was caught. One foot or an ankle was bleeding from contact with the wire. Wife and child were not hurt but badly frightened. The same horse ran away a day or two before.
Lenox - The committees are doing everything in their power to make the Grange fair a success. Two state Grange officers will be present and give addresses in a.m., Worthy Master W.F. Hill and Rev. J. W. Johnson, chaplain. Both are able men and will have something to say worth hearing. In the p.m. there will be a game of ball, and in the evening an entertainment by Miss Julie Cruser, of Montrose, Elocutionist, with music by the Grant trio, of West Nicholson. Chicken pie dinner 25 cents.
New Milford - On Sept. 20, 1906, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isaac Shimer, at Great Bend, occurred the death of Rufus Walworth, an old and respected citizen. He was formerly an extensive lumber dealer, running a large saw mill in the township of New Milford, but his health failing and becoming almost helpless, he was taken care of by his children till death claimed him.
Brooklyn - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sterling left, Sept. 15, for a visit among relatives in the West, making stops with Mr. Sterling's sister, Miss Julia, and brother, C. M. Sterling, of Parker, South Dakota; sister, Mrs. S. Roger, of Lincoln, Neb, and brother, Herman Sterling, of Sterling, Ill; also Mrs. Sterling's sister, Mrs. C. P. Hallock, of Cleveland, Ohio. They will be absent about six weeks.
Fair Hill - "A friend in need is a friend indeed," so E.A. Sivers thought when the neighbors turned out and saved his horse barn when the other barn burning made it necessary to use plenty of water in a very short time.
Kingsley - S.E. Tiffany has three coopers setting up apple barrels, turning out about 150 barrels per day.
Susquehanna - The town is about to assume possession of one of the finest appointed and equipped postoffices in the state. The new postoffice building is located at the corner of Main and Drinker streets--which is the very center of the business portion of the town. It is an imposing brick structure with Indiana limestone trimmings. The postoffice proper, which occupies the entire first floor, is equipped with the very latest devices and fixtures known in postoffice furniture. The cases, which extend the entire length of the building, are of the finest polished quartered oak and contain about1200 wall and combination lock boxes. The combination lock idea is entirely new and of great convenience to owners of boxes. The postmaster's room is located in the front, enclosed with glass and quartered oak partitions, equipped with fireplace and mantle. The floors are of a handsome design of tileing. George W. Shaeff is the postmaster. The next we expect to hear from "George" is that he has secured free delivery for Susquehanna and Oakland.
Montrose - The Tarbell House is introducing electric lights and steam heat from the Electric Light & Steam Heat Co. Steam heat will also be introduced by the Farmers' Bank, Titsworth & Son, E. H. True, W.D.B. Ainey and G. P. & R. B. Little. AND Harry Lumley, of Lestershire, well-known to the baseball fans of this place, having appeared in a Montrose uniform on the diamond here for a couple of seasons when an amateur, is now the champion hitter in the National league. Chicago and New York have both offered big money for him, but the Brooklyn management refuse to part with him. Lumley weighs about 200, but covers the space between the sacks with old time speed.
Harford - Owing to yesterday's heavy downpour, the Harford Fair, to be held on that date, was postponed until next Tuesday, Oct. 2. The entries already made will remain the same and entry books will be open until Monday night for all desiring to compete for premiums.
Thompson - Dr. W.W. McNamara's house he is rebuilding is Thompson's first sky-scraper, and it is going skyward at a fair gait.
Friendsville - As a token of appreciation for his faithful service of a coachman, James H. Goff, of Binghamton, was left $10,000 by his former employer in New York [City]. Mr. Goff is about 40. He was born in Friendsville and quite a number of years ago went to New York. He went to work on the street cars, but his health failed and he became coachman for a wealthy man in that city. Afterwards he went to Binghamton and has since been coachman for Horace E. Conklin, of Riverside Drive.
Forest City - Friday night a lad with a taste for peaches attempted to steal a basket of the luscious fruit from Cooley's store. The youngster was a daring operator. Mr. Cooley was in the rear of the room and his daughter behind a case toward the front at the time. The lad boldly walked into the store, helped himself to the nearest basket and started away with it. Mr. Cooley gave chase and the boy found it necessary to drop the peaches after going about 50 ft. and got away.
News Briefs: The tallest building in the world is being built at Liberty street and Broadway, New York city, by the Singer company. It will be 612 ft. above the level of the street and will contain 41 stores. The floor space will equal 9 1/2 acres and accommodate a population of 6,000 people. AND Congregational singing will be adopted in a number of the Catholic churches--in which female voices may be allowed.
Compiled By: Betty Smith