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September 29 1911/2011

Fairdale - Isaac Hart died at his home on September 22, 1911. Mr. Hart had been in ill health for some time and the second stroke of paralysis brought on a hasty decline. Mr. Hart was born in Jessup Township, in 1841, and at the beginning of the Civil War left his farm and served in Co. B of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. While in service under, General Sherman, he was captured and taken to Salisbury, North Carolina prison, where he was confined until the surrender of Gen. Johnson. Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Almira and two sons, Frederick and John. The G. A. R. Attended the burial, at Fairdale, in a large body.

Montrose - Chas. M. Sherman passed away on Sept. 24, 1911, at his boarding place here. He was buried on Tuesday afternoon, in the Montrose Cemetery, the services being largely attended by the G. A. R. comrades. Mr. Sherman was born on August 18, 1836, in Jessup township, and at the time of the war became veterinary surgeon of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry of Volunteers. He served under General Sherman in his famous march to the sea, and was among those envied veterans who marched past the Capitol at Washington, in that grand review before President Lincoln. Mr. Sherman is survived by one brother, Jesse, of Binghamton.

Springville - Stuart Riley can be seen daily enjoying a ride in his new car, the Ford.

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stanton visited their friends in this place. Mr. Stanton, who has been Supt. of the Orphanage, at Brookdale, has moved to Deposit, where he will enter the Evangelistic work.

Flynn - If the fast-driving continues on our road it certainly will have to be widened, as it seems as though one extreme follows another. It seem as though when they are debarred on one kind of amusement on Sunday night they will take up another.

Auburn Twp. - Chas. E. VanGorden has been a very busy man during the month. His peach orchard, of 2,200 trees, are producing a great crop again this year and it is necessary to see that they are marketed quickly when ripe. The Albertans have all been picked and later varieties are now coming on. While he has shipped a large number of baskets, the largest amount of the crop is taken by purchasers who come to the orchard. ALSO at Bennett Corners - What we need in this section, and that badly, is a telephone. There are some fifty families here that would be glad of a phone. This ought to be an inducement to some of the lines who are near there.

Kingsley - The Kingsley hotel, owned by F. W. Tennant, of Clark's Summit, was burned to the ground Thursday night and a large barn adjoining the hotel was also destroyed with all its contents with the exception of the horses. A heavy thunder storm passed over the town and it is supposed that lightening caused the fire.

Hallstead/Susquehanna/Great Bend - August 29th, a burly fellow by the name of Thomas McGarvey, a section hand on the D.L.& W., working at Hallstead, who it is said was from Philadelphia, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery, and placed in the lock up at Hallstead, awaiting a hearing the next morning. But, he never had the hearing. Very soon after being locked up, some friend or pal, with an ax or sledge, smashed in the door and liberated McGarvey, who made good his escape. However, the vigilant constable, Elmer Decker, did not despair of landing the fellow and knowing that he had a pay check coming from the D.L.& W., sent notices to Scranton and Binghamton, where he would probably sometime call for same, to be on the look out for him. Sure enough, he called at Scranton for his pay last Saturday and while he was detained, ostensibly to be identified, officials were notified. Constable Decker immediately got out a warrant against him for breaking jail, went down to Scranton and brought him to Montrose, where he will answer to the grand jury. While he did not break jail, yet he will be tried upon that charge. It is an unusual, strange case. When told that it would be much easier for him if he would reveal the man's name who smashed in the door, he said that he did not know his name, but could identify him if he saw him, and said that the man was a short, thick built fellow.

Lynn, Springville Twp. - Never in the history of the oldest inhabitants in this vicinity was there ever such a crop of hickory nuts known as this year; whenever there is a hickory tree the ground is covered with them.

Brooklyn - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cameron will move to Scranton, Mr. Cameron having accepted a position in the Woolworth store. They are highly esteemed young people and have many friends who will regret to lose them from the community.

New Milford Township - P. K. Harding, an esteemed and prosperous resident, together with his family, will go to California in the early part of October, where they will remain for the winter, and if conditions please them, and they find that they deem an advantageous purchase of real estate, they will make their home in California hereafter. They have a son who has lived there two years and is very enthusiastic about California.

Forest Lake - The Warner school is closed for sometime on account of the illness of the teacher, Miss Cole. Dr. Gardner and a nurse, from Scranton, are caring for her.

Hop Bottom - A moving picture show took us by storm last week, judging by the large number of people in attendance.

Great Bend - Aviator C. P. Rodgers landed here on Friday afternoon on Carl's Flats, on his way to Binghamton. It was a splendid exhibit and about twenty-five hundred people quickly gathered to look the aeroplane over. A large number wrote their names on the machine. A purse was made up and presented to Mr. Rodgers before he sailed away. Everyone there wished Mr. Rodgers success in reaching the Pacific Coast.

North Bridgewater - A demonstration of farming with dynamite will be given Friday afternoon, Nov. 3, at 2 o'clock, by the DuPont Powder Co., on S. D. Warriner's farm. They will demonstrate stump blasting, as dynamite will remove these cheaper and quicker than stump pullers. Also, boulder blasting, ditching, draining swamps, subsoil plowing and breaking hardpan and planting orchards.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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