September 29 1905/2005
Susquehanna - Two men were killed and one fatally injured in a wreck of the east bound Wells Fargo Express No. 14, on the Erie last Sunday evening, here. The dead are Sam H. Hempstead, an Erie Detective agent of Clark's Summit and Frank E. Robbins, an engineer. Bert Millenpaugh, a fireman, was seriously injured. The wreck, it is claimed, was due to the carelessness of a hostler, Geo. Barrows, who was in charge of two "dead" engines. The engines were supposed to have been sidetracked for the express but the hostler ran them out on the main track directly ahead of the express and a collision resulted. Engineer Robbins, who had been a faithful employee in the Ere Co. since 1866. was born at Auburn, Pa. in 1847. He was a man much respected by all who knew him. He belonged to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and to the Order of Masons. Mr. Robbins is well known in Montrose, where he has made frequent visits. A widow and children survive him. Detective Hempstead was riding in a baggage car when the shock came. He died shortly after while undergoing an operation in the City Hospital. AND Attached to Erie Train #13 was a car conveying 20 young men from New York to the State reformatory at Elmira. They were in charge of two keepers and were a tough looking crowd of cigarette smokers. Each one was fastened to the car seat by a chain.
Montrose - Photographer E. D. Bronson has inaugurated a new feature in connection with his business-the making of souvenir post cards-and it's bound to "take." Post cards with local pictures photographed on them are always favorably received and as Mr. Bronson is putting out such a variety of handsome views the popularity of the fad is sure to increase. Already he is besieged with orders and is unable to keep the supply ahead of the demand. AND The trains on the Lehigh Valley, it is announced, will commence running from the new depot on Sunday. The location of the recently erected and handsome depot makes it much more convenient and pleasant for passengers.
Forest City - Atty. Gerritt E. Gardner has purchased from Atty. H. O. Watrous, of Carbondale, his law books and office furnishings located here and will come to Forest City Monday where he will follow his profession. Mr. Gardner is one of the county's young men who has not "missed his calling." Mr. Watrous has sold his Carbondale property and with his family will go west to reside the latter part of next month. AND Mrs. W. J. Maxey and children came here Wednesday, where in the future they will reside, Mr. Maxey having been engaged in business for some time past. Montrose has been the home of Ex-Sheriff and Mrs. Maxey for nearly 6 years, continuing to live here after the expiration of his term of office.
Harford - Attendance at the fair yesterday is estimated at between 4,500 and 5,000 people, the gate receipts being $1,300.
Elk Lake - Dr. W. H. Conklin takes his vacation next week, so persons having aching molars should come here, stand on the sandy beach and give that long-drawn-out yell, you know so well, when your teeth are aching like-well, we can't describe it. "Doc" will come to your relief (if a 4 lb. Bass is not tugging on the line) and he will remove the cause of your affliction painlessly (to him). AND C. T. Lowe, the driver of the Auburn stage, will go on the excursion to Niagara Falls the 30th of this month. Mr. Lowe is breaking all records both for carrying freight, express and passengers-especially ladies. Canfield Estus will act in Mr. Lowe's capacity as driver during his absence.
Brooklyn - The Odd Fellow's Hall has been moved upon the new foundation, about 18 ft. west of its former situation and was raised about 3 ft. higher than the wall on which it formerly rested. Frank Bunnell, of Dimock, did the moving.
Rush - Mrs. G. W. Devine has placed a beautiful monument at her husband's grave, in the Devine Ridge cemetery. When the old wall is removed and a nice fence put in its place, Devine Ridge cemetery will be a beautiful place.
Lenoxville - C. G. Stephens, Lenoxville's hustling merchant, drove to Montrose in his auto, last Thursday, coming the 22 miles in an hour and a quarter.
Kingsley - G. W. B. Tiffany, of Lebanon, NJ, has purchased the mercantile business here, until lately conducted by P. M. Wilmarth. This is an old established stand and we wish Mr. Tiffany success. He formerly was a Harford boy, moving to New Jersey 9 years ago.
Auburn - Reimel Bros. Are very busy skidding out logs preparatory for a sawmill, which they expect to have put in before long.
New Milford - At the home of Mr. And Mrs. Theron Grinnell, in the township, Sept. 20th, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Mame and William Schooley, of Iowa City, Ia. Rev. William Usher of Harford officiated; after their wedding tour, they will make their home in Iowa City.
Hop Bottom - Mr. And Mrs. Loomis, of LaGrange, Ill., who came here last week to visit their son, E. M. Loomis, met with an accident Monday. While driving near Lindaville their horse became unmanageable and ran away. Mr. And Mrs. Loomis were badly bruised.
Clifford - A good many of our citizens will move from here to Seabreeze, Florida. Those that have gone there write very favorably of that new town.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - The Triangle school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Risely. AND T. Guiton has accepted the position of drawing the pupils to the Gillin school. AND James Rourke runs a 4-horse team for passengers from Friendsville to Binghamton fair next week.
Thompson - Gurnsey B. Hubbard is with his mother this week. His brother L. L. Hubbard and his wife, of Scranton, were up over Sunday. Next week Gurnsey will return to his studies in Keuka College, near Penn Yan, NY. He expects to finish his course there this year.
Compiled By: Betty Smith