December 30 (1910/2010)



Forest City - Earle W. McHenry is here from Peeksville Military academy, Peeksville [Peekskill] N.Y., spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. McHenry. The young man is an athlete, captain of the football team, as well as a commissioned officer in the school military organization. We judge, from his size, that he would be a tough proposition to tackle on the gridiron.


Clifford - Mrs. Hannah E. Day, one of Clifford Townships oldest residents, died on Saturday, of asthma, aged 81 years, 11 months. Deceased was a widow. She came of old New England stock. Interment was made at Herrick Center.


Hop Bottom - Fred Brown received the $100 prize offered by the D. L. & W. for the best-kept section.


Susquehanna - Stanley Birdsall, who recently purchased the ice business of Mr. Stack, of Susquehanna, went to the pond Thursday to harvest ice when the ice broke and let the team, which weighs over 2,600 pounds, into the water, which was 16 ft. deep at this place. After hard work the harness was cut off and with the assistance of several men, ropes and horses, the outfit was rescued. The horses were cut badly and had to be sewed up, but Mr. Birdsall thinks they will come out all right. ALSO The Star theatre, on Main street, formerly conducted by George J. Taylor, of Elmira, has been purchased by Leo Benson and Joseph Dolan. Both of the new proprietors are well known here, Mr. Dolan being the proprietor of the Main street restaurant, and Mr. Benson has been electrician at Hogan Opera house for some time.


Northern Susquehanna County - Thirty-three inches of snow have fallen in the northern part of the county since the first of November and sleighing has been fairly good most of the time.


Montrose - The Montrose High school basket ball team is composed of the following: center, Guy Peck; right forward, Arthur Ralston; left forward, James Stroud; right guard, Paul Sprout; left guard, Horace Birchard; manager, George Horton, Jr. This team defeated the Baracon Class team, of the Baptist Sunday School, Christmas afternoon, by a score of 13 to 12. The high school team is endeavoring to schedule two games a week for the season, and it is hoped that the patronage of these games will be liberal. ALSO Ice on Lake Mont Rose is being cut for storing, which is about 14 inches thick and of fine quality. The filling of ice houses at the lake has not yet been started.


Glenwood - The entertainment "In Santa Claus Land," held at the chapel Xmas Eve, was well attended. The characters were: The Mother, Jeanette Conrad; Cook, Marion Conrad; Mother Goose, Lucille Wilson; Santa Claus, Walter Conrad; Santa Claus' Wife, Julia Medlar; Santa Claus' baby, Geo. Conrad; Brownies, Five Boys; Fairies, Five Girls. Recitations and songs were also rendered.


East Rush - Friends of Frank Underhill presented him with a beautiful invalid wheel chair on Christmas.


Brooklyn - Justice Ely married a couple a few days ago, it is said, free of charge, it being his first attempt. The clergy are up arms, not so much that our esteemed justice should marry couples, but that he cut the rate.


Little Meadows - Early Wednesday morning, several people were startled by the ringing of the M. E. church bell. The barn belonging to the house occupied by Mrs. Bump had caught fire and soon burned to the ground. C. M. Garfield owned the barn and the loss is covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is about as mysterious as was that of J. M. Russell's barn, which burned last spring for, to Mr. Garfield's knowledge, no one had entered the barn for several days.


Harford - Miss Maud Robbins, Superintendent of Dr. Burns' hospital, has returned to Scranton after spending Christmas with her parents here.


Birchardville - The whereabouts of Mrs. Rose Maynard is a mystery. Mr. and Mrs. Maynard went to Binghamton, Tuesday, with two loads of apples. They spent the night in the city and Wednesday morning she left the boarding house saying she would be back soon. Not returning late Wednesday, a search was started by the husband and police, but she has not been found. She is described as short, slender, with brown eyes and brown hair. She is 30 years old and of German parentage. She has a scar on the palm of her left hand, and has three stiff fingers on the same hand. She wore a black skirt and light colored waist.


Bridgewater Twp. - Joseph R Beebe, one of Bridgewater's best known farmers, received notice this week that he had been appointed to clerkship in the office of Secretary of Internal Affairs Henry Houck, at Harrisburg. Mr. Beebe will move his family to Harrisburg.


Dimock - George B. Felker and son, of Montrose, caught 45 pickerel through the ice at Cope's pond, Wednesday, and it wasn't much of a day for pickerel either.


Rushboro - Mrs. Rugg, an aged lady who lives at the poor asylum, fell and broke one of her ribs recently.


Uniondale - Mrs. Burns Lyon, a prominent young woman here, died suddenly at about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning from Bright's disease. Mrs. Lyon had spent Christmas with her parents in Hallstead and returned home Monday evening, was stricken, and died a few hours later. She was a bright young lady of 30 years and for 13 years was a teacher in the county schools. Before her marriage her name was Miss Jennie Watson, of Hallstead. A husband alone survives.


News Brief - The phrase "dead as a doornail" originated in this way. In early days, when door-knockers were common, the plate upon which the knocker struck was sometimes called a nail. In the course of years it was struck so often that all life was supposed to be knocked out of it; therefore when it became necessary to refer to anything hopelessly lifeless it was merely an emphatic expression to say that it was "as dead as a doornail." ALSO Some people never repeat bad stories about their neighbors. They just start them and let 'em go.


January 06 (1911/2011)



Jackson - Please bear in mind that Jan. 1st is the time to renew your membership in the Jackson Library. The fee will be fifty cents, the same as last year, and we desire to get as many members at once as possible so they will begin on the first of the year. The Jackson Dramatic Society is rehearsing a play, which they will put on in the near future for the benefit of the library, the proceeds of which will enable them to buy a lot of books. There are 1,000 books on the shelves now and you cannot afford to be without at least one membership in the family.


Springville - Ziba Smith has rented the shop upstairs in the building belonging to T. W. Strickland and does wagon repairing and carpenter work.


Rush - John Graham is visiting at the home of is father after an absence of fourteen years in the West.


Montrose - This is good weather for coasting [sledding], and Chenango street hill is a lively pleasure place. ALSO After enjoying the holiday vacation, the members of Miss Helen M. Caswell's class in china painting have resumed their studies.


Fairdale - E. L. Jones was a business caller in town on Wednesday. Mr. Jones was at Bloomsburg in company with W. W. Olmstead, the latter part of last week, where they looked at some thoroughbred stock with the intention of purchasing, had the animals come up to their expectations. Both men have fine herds, which they are constantly improving.


Gelatt - No one claimed the remains of the man who died at Lew Daniels' a week ago and they were buried by the town Wednesday.


Brooklyn - There were two weddings in town last week. On Monday afternoon at the M. E. parsonage, Rev. Bouton married Miss Grace Dailey and Earl Tiffany. On Wednesday afternoon, at the bride's home, Miss Vina Kent was united in marriage with Taber Capron, of Kingsley, in the presence of a small company of friends and well wishers, by Rev. Dowson.


Choconut - Miss Mary Gahagan, matron at Dr. Thompson's private hospital, at Binghamton, came Christmas to see her mother, who was very sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Mooney.


Oakley, Harford Twp. - On Dec. 30th, the relatives and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Tingly gave them a surprise on their silver wedding anniversary. The day was a cold, blustery one, and when Mr. Tingley first saw the string of teams approaching he was somewhat "riled," for how, he thought, would they expect him to shelter so many horses and feed such a crowd of people? Seventy-seven people, from Binghamton, Honesdale and all the surrounding towns, began to unload; grown people, children and lunch baskets and their wants were amply provided for and a very enjoyable time was had. The friends left a nice sum of money with the family as a token of the esteem in which they are held.


New Milford - St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church will introduce the first Vested Choir of boys, girls and adults in Susquehanna County. Vested Choirs are most common in the Protestant Episcopal Church and the Church of England, although they are occasionally found in churches of other denominations. Only rarely do we see a choir that is not vested in the Episcopal church. Vested choirs have been found commendable because uniformity of dress is a great help in suppressing vanities of apparel and gaudy millinery in the choir. Where all the singers are dressed alike there is no display of finery. The St. Mark's girls and women will wear white cottas over black cassocks. The usual college mortar board hats will be worn. The boys and men will wear white cottas over black cassocks.


Forest City - Alfred Howell is in the county jail awaiting the action of the grand jury on the charge of attempting to kill his wife. Howell is 30 years of age and the weapon he used was a 22 caliber Remington rifle, the bullet from which penetrated her hip about an inch from the spine and glanced against the hip bone. Unless complications exist she will recover. Howell was intoxicated when he fired the shot and in a quarrelsome mood as a result of New Year's debauchery. Mrs. Howell went to the home of a step-sister, Mrs. Yarnes, across the street. Howell followed her to the Yarnes home, and then he left, saying he would get a doctor. Instead he went to his home and searched for money and then disappeared. The next day he returned, having been followed by remorse for his rash deed and was taken into custody by Constable M. J. Walsh.


South Montrose - G. F. Decker exhibited his bronze turkeys at Madison Square Garden Poultry show in New York City, last week, winning second young tom and second old hen, there being 39 bronze turkeys on exhibition. Mr. Decker only competed in these two classes, which proves that his turkeys are among the best in the United States.


Hallstead - During the month of January Dr. Merrell will be in his office here on Saturdays and Mondays. He spends the remainder of his time in New York City in the Post Graduate School for physicians.


News Briefs - Osborn M. Hill, a native and former sheriff of Susquehanna County, died recently at the age of 80 years in Wellington, Kansas. He had been in failing health for many years, but death came suddenly from a stroke of paralysis. ALSO A race of baldheads is likely to be developed by the automobile, according to a Chicago physician, himself a motoring "bug." He does not find the danger to the hair in the speed, which some auto drivers affect, but in the airtight leather cap made necessary by the scorching. "There can be only one result from this unsanitary head covering--baldness. The tight band compressing the skull excludes the blood from the scalp, causing imperfect circulation, hence the roots of the hair are poorly nourished. The sunlight and air are likewise excluded. Growing hair under such conditions is about as difficult as trying to raise pansies in a cellar. In my own practice I have had a dozen cases of insipient baldness directly traceable to this cause."


January 13 (1911/2011)



Fairdale - Dexter Very was elected State College [Penn State] football captain for the year 1911. According to the State Collegian, "the choice is a popular one on all sides, since Very has gained the admiration of his team-mates by his excellent work during the last two seasons, but has also been extremely popular through the college at large. Although only 21 years old, and thus one of our youngest captains, his ability has been sufficiently tested to enable us to predict for him a most successful career in the new position."


Forest City - Miss Margaret Kleinbauer, of Vandling and Edward F. Callaghan, of Forest City, quietly slipped away to Windsor, NY on Monday and were united in marriage. The affair was kept so quiet that even their intimate friends were surprised by the announcement, on their return, but all will hope that each successive New Years will be a milestone marking many years of happy wedded life for them. They will reside with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Callaghan.


Franklin - Miss Julia Wheaton left last night for Pocatello, Idaho, where she will be employed in the department of domestic science in the Academy of Idaho. Miss Wheaton, who is a graduate of Pratt Institute at Brooklyn, NY, will complete a group of three Pratt graduates who are instructors in the academy.


Rush - The public sale of property of the late Mrs. Almira Smith was well attended. Household goods brought good prices. The house and lot was sold to Charles McCarthy, of Auburn, for $536.


Fair Hill - The Fair Hill Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Len Hart on Jan. 19th. The men are invited to cut wood for the Fair Hill church. Will Valentine donates the wood.


North Jackson - Hon. E.E. Jones has appointed George V. Larrabee bill clerk in the House of Representatives at Harrisburg for the coming session. This office, which carries with it not a little responsibility and labor, was filled during the last session by E. W. Lott, of Springville. Mr. Larrabee is business manager of the Susquehanna Transcript-Ledger, a man of wide acquaintance in the county, and a man deserving of the recognition which his geniality and ability merits.


Montrose - The great attraction at the Cnic Theatre, Jan. 18th, is the wonderful picture, "Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill Wild West Show." Manager Caruso says it's worth regular tent show prices to see, but 10 cents is the Cnic price. Bring yourself and a party of friends. Special music.


Susquehanna - One of the prettiest home weddings that has ever taken place here was solemnized last evening at the residence of Hon. and Mrs. C. F. Wright, when their daughter, Florence M., became the bride of Dr. James Hutton Curtis, of Patterson, N. J. The ceremony was performed in the reception hall, the room being tastefully decorated with white roses and similax. The music room was banked so heavily with Easter lilies that the orchestra was almost hidden from view. Tulips and jonquils predominated in the library, while the dining room was a bower of pink roses. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of white satin trimmed with dutchess lace and wore diamond and pearl ornaments, the gift of the groom. She carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and orchids. At the conclusion of the ceremony an elab-orate dinner was served by Caterer Mazetta, of New York City. After an extended trip the couple will be at home at Patterson after Feb. 1.


Hallstead - The ice that went out of the river here last week is dammed at Stillwater, just below the State line, and unless it is broken up it may duplicate the flood of last year by backing up the water. There is some talk of using dynamite to break the gorge.


HopBottom - The dairy company has decided not to bottle any more milk here. The milk will be shipped in cans. Only three or four men will be employed after April 1.


Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Josie Lane gave a party to some of her most intimate friends one evening the past week. Some of those present from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelly and daughter, Catheryn. Music and dancing were indulged in until a late hour. Refreshments were served of all kinds. Miss Catheryn Kelly amused the guests with some fancy dancing of which she is an expert. All present were satisfied that it was one of the most up to date events of the season.


Herrick Center - During the absence of some of the teachers the members of the senior class of the high school are getting some practice substituting at which they are proving themselves quite capable.


Royal, Clifford Twp. - The New Year's dance at Hotel Royal was largely attended and a very enjoyable time is reported. The next one will be Friday evening, January 13th.


Brooklyn - New Years passed off quietly in town with only one celebration and that at the corner of Turnpike street and Willow Avenue, when the husband began by insisting on his wife building the fire and the wife held that without kindlings or oil she could not build the fire. The husband used force and after submitting to some hard thumps and considerable hair pulling, the wife asserted her rights by hitting the lord and master of the house over the eyes with a stick of the wood that would not burn, cutting quite a gash in the tender flesh; then without as much as a Happy New Year greeting, she took the baby and left his bed and board and now there is a vacant house.


Uniondale - Considerable danger attends the practice of coasting on our roads. Edwin Corey was struck by a party and thrown down and violently hurt. ALSO A sleigh load of Uniondale people enjoyed a sleigh ride to Forest City on New Years night and attended the local amusement places.


Herrick Twp. - The will of Hannah Day, late of Herrick, bequeaths $10 each to Floyd Day, Flossie Day and Lizzie English to be placed on interest until each reaches the age of 21. Hattie Walker, for her use during her life time, old fashioned set of blue dishes and upon her death to go to Emma Walker, residue of property to be divided as follows: To daughter Hattie three-fifths and to daughter Lucy, two-fifths.


January 20 (1911/2011)



East Kingsley - The ladies of Oakley and vicinity met at the home of Mrs. E. E. Titus, Wednesday, and made, tied and finished a comfortable for Mrs. Harry Miller, who lost all her bedding in the recent fire in Mrs. Osborne's storehouse in Harford.


Clifford - B. F. Wells, a former, well-known and prominent resident of Clifford, died a few days ago at Sea Breeze, Florida, where he had resided for the past eight years. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Clifford and was widely known in that section of the county.


Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - Since the mad dog scare here a few weeks ago, nearly everyone who owned dogs has had them killed. ALSO The house of Ed. Lemon, near the Fairchild place in Brooklyn Twp., was burned to the ground last Tuesday night. The fire is supposed to have caught from a chimney. The contents were nearly all consumed, only a few articles from the cellar and second story rooms being saved from the flames. There was but a trifling insurance and the loss will be a severe one for Mr. Lemon.


Montrose - the residence on the Library and Historical Society property on Maple St., occupied by Mrs. Calby as a boarding house, was mussed up by fire last Thursday evening, and had it not been for prompt attention by the fire company, it is almost certain that it would have been burned to the ground as the fire was making very rapid headway. The fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp in a small closet on the first floor and very fortunately the damage by fire and water was located chiefly to the northwest corner. The smoke was dense and one invalid lady had to be taken from a window to a place of safety. We understand the loss is protected by insurance. Mrs. Calby's house was full of boarders and the fire at this time was a great inconvenience for her.


Choconut Valley - The Choconut Valley creamery company filled their ice house last week and report the ice as being very nice. John Mooney, of Hotel Mooney, filled his ice house about the same time.


East Rush - Basket Ball is the chief recreation among the young men at present. ALSO Mrs. Ella Palmer wishes to thank all who have so kindly remembered her with Post Cards, etc.; they have helped to pass away many lonely hours.


Birchardville - The E. C. Social, which was held at the home of the pastor, last Friday evening, was a success. Many came in garments worn fifty years ago. The evening was spent by singing some of the old songs, and recitations learned many years ago. This was the first old-time social we have had, and every one seemed to enjoy it


Thompson - Leon W. Potter, who has been with C. C. Wilmarth in the Ready Pay Store for the past five years, has severed his connection there and will go into business soon for himself. We will tell you where later.


Hallstead - Walter Burton, who was head butcher for the Williams Live Stock Company, has accepted a position of fireman on the Lackawanna.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - There will be a general tearing up and moving in the spring. Henry Dunlap will move from the Donald Tiffany place to Meshoppen. W. S. Bunnell from the Owens place to Meshoppen; Roger Edwards from the Baker house to Springville; Mrs. Mary Crisman from the Echard house to Springville, and still there are others to follow. ALSO In Springville, M. B. Johnson has closed his meat market and expects to dispose of the goods in his grocery, not wishing to conduct the business any longer.


Flynn - Before the lecture here on Saturday evening there was a drill given by the young girls of the school. They were dressed in white and carried wreaths. It certainly was perfect and showed that much time and labor had been spent in the preparation. The young girls deserve much praise, also the teacher who drilled them.


Heart Lake - One of the most pathetic incidents it has been our duty to record in a long time is the death of Mrs. Abner Van Housen, which occurred at Heart Lake, yesterday morning, at one o'clock. Mrs. Van Housen had not been in robust health for a long time, and her weakened condition rendered her an easy victim to the dread disease, pneumonia, with which she was stricken. She leaves a husband and nine small children bereft of a mother.


Forest City - Michael Salijda will be placed on trial for his life next Monday, charged with killing John Politza in October, following a drunken altercation, the facts of which have already been given to our readers. [Politza was paying too much attention to Salijda's wife]. Attorney's W. D B. Ainey and F. M. Gardiner will appear for the defense and District Attorney Denny will be assisted in the prosecution by G. P. Little.


Little Meadows - We Little Meadows people have enjoyed very little sleighing so far this winter. Some of our young people, getting rather anxious to make the bells jingle, had to resort to the surrounding hills for their sleigh rides, but found to their sorrow that there were very dangerous places in the vicinity of Tracy creek. ALSO Owing to the inclemency of the weather, the installation of the Meadow Grangers was postponed until January 28th.


Gibson - The house of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bailey was saddened Friday last by the death of their only child, little Marieta Bailey, age two years. Her funeral was largely attended at the M. E. church here, Sunday, Jan. 15th. The floral pieces were both numerous and very beautiful. Elmer Whitney, of Harford, director. Interment at Harford. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have the sympathy of the entire community.


Susquehanna - The Erie railroad is going to spend a million dollars in abolishing grade crossings, and some of the work the coming year will be done on the Susquehanna division. The Erie is also pursuing the right policy in encouraging its engineers to keep their engines in the best condition. Where conditions reach a certain degree of perfection, as to an engineer's fitness, care taken of engine, etc., the Erie has the driver's name bronzed upon the cab. It is a mark of honor for which the engineers will strive.


January 27 (1911/2011)



Little Meadows - Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gould, Saturday, Jan. 21, twin boys, at their home. ALSO - Skating is the order of the day, Palmer's pond being frozen over, and the young people are making the most of it.


Brooklyn - A Freshman Co-Ed, by Alice Louise Lee, may now be found in the public library. This book is just published and we predict a large sale for it. It is a breezy story of college life and one that holds the reader's interest to the last page. ALSO David Robinove, the well known traveling merchant, met with an accident on Wednesday. While in Brooklyn, between M. W. Palmer's and the Lyman Tiffany farm, his horses became unmanageable and started on a run that left Mr. Robinove behind. They made fast time down the steep hill to Kingsley, scattering the merchandise along the road. The loss financially amounts to a considerable sum.


Birchardville - Frank Robinson, Birchardville's well known merchant, and Thomas Flynn, also of that place, were run into Wednesday night by a team coming in the opposite direction. Mr. Flynn received a bad scalp wound and the wagon in which they were riding was badly damaged by the impact of the two vehicles. Dr. Preston attended the injured man, who was able to go to his home.


Brandt - It is rumored that the old brick yard, which has been idle for some years, will again resume work.


East Lynn - A large number young people from Springville and Lynn enjoyed the skating at States' pond, Saturday afternoon.


Jersey Hill, Auburn Twp. - David Angle, the veteran blacksmith of Angle's Corners, whose "song of the anvil" is hushed for him, owing to his advanced years, has been visiting in Montrose. His son is in charge of the shop.


Montrose - Harry Ross DePue, formerly of Montrose, now a student in the Medical College at Burlington, Vt., has received an honor of great merit by the institution. Mr. DePue has been made president of the graduating class of 1911, he having received the highest per cent of votes given a president in many years. Harry's picture, in a large frame, will hang upon the wall of the Burlington Medical College, along with the former presidents, as long as the college stands.


Hallstead - The Roberts Hardware Store, in the Vanness Block, was damaged to the extent of about $4000. The fire department saved neighboring stores. The alarm was sounded at about 4:30 a.m. and at that time the flames had eaten their way from the cellar to the first floor. Paints, oils, varnishes and other inflammable material stored in the cellar made a lively blaze, and the fire communicated to the second floor before it could be extinguished.


Heart Lake - Charles Cole is here running the engine to fill the ice house for the Heart Lake Ice Company.


Forest Lake - No school this week on account of the death of the teacher's father, John McCabe, who died Jan. 20, 1911. Mr. McCabe, who was born in Ireland, resided in Franklin Forks.


Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Preston, the five-year-old son of Mrs. Jennie Howard, fell fourteen feet, striking on his head, while laying in the hay with other children. He is all right now.


Uniondale - Mrs. G. H. Carpenter, while carrying two kettles of boiling water to Mr. Carpenter, who was butchering, slipped on the doorstep and fell on the sill, injuring her back, but fortunately escaped being scalded. ALSO David Wademan took a fall on the ice and hit his lame shoulder, where he got hurt last fall, and now he thinks it is better than it was before he fell the last time. He says he can use his arm better. ALSO Mrs. L. P. Norton got the fly all right. She saw one upon the ceiling and got up in the chair. The chair tipped over with her and she fell across the foot board of the bed and hurt her [self] quite badly. Her husband didn't ask her if it [she] broke the chair, but hobbled upstairs to see what the racket was.


Dimock - O. W. Chase, after a long, successful and most honorable career in the mercantile business, has disposed of same and W. J. Cronk, a highly esteemed citizen of East Rush, becomes the new proprietor. Mr. Chase took over Mr. Cronk's farm and personal property and will offer a large number of registered and grade Holstein cattle horses, grain, hay, farming implements, etc., at public sale, on the premises at East Rush.


Susquehanna - Closed but a week, the Susquehanna-Oakland bridge was opened to traffic Saturday morning. The bridge was closed a week previously and immediately a force of men, in the employ of the Owego Bridge Co., commenced the work of raising the Susquehanna end of the bridge eighteen inches. The work was pushed rapidly and by Friday afternoon the work was almost completed. The raising of the bridge will make this less dangerous in case of high water. For some years the Oakland end of the bridge has been higher than the Susquehanna end and last year the Susquehanna end narrowly escaped serious damage by the ice and high water.


Hopbottom - Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pratt entertained a party of little boys at their home, Monday evening, it being the sixth birthday of their son, Willis. Those present were: Fred Stone, Homer Yeomans, Max Roberts, Ward Bertholf and Willis Pratt. Refreshments were served. It was a very enjoyable time for the boys.


Forest City - Frank Eichholzer, who has been employed by Aldrich & Co., for several years, has gone to Buffalo to accept a position. Frank was a member of the Forest City band, and one of the town's popular young men.


Thompson & New Milford - Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gates, of Thompson, aged 90 and 84 years respectively, have lately celebrated the 60th anniversary of their marriage. This is the second aged couple who have celebrated this unusual event in this county during the past few months. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gillespie, of New Milford, having reached their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14th last. Mrs. Gillespie's death occurred, however, within the past fortnight, she being 90 years of age.


February 03 (1911/2011)



Hallstead - A number of persons who were unable to get their ice houses filled from the river before the ice broke up, are obtaining their supply from the vast quantity piled along the banks, which is of very good quality and thickness.


Alford - The pony truck wheels on the L & M. engine jumped the tracks on Saturday morning, making the train about an hour and a half late in reaching the Montrose station.


Susquehanna - George Stark weather has presented two fine oil paintings to the Erie Hose Co. and the Chemical Engine Co. ALSO The Chicago Glee Club delighted a large audience in Hogan Opera House last evening. This was the final number of the citizens' entertainment course.


Fairdale - The Fairdale baseball club, having organized for the season of 1911, will hold a box social Friday evening, Feb. 10th, at Grange Hall to aid the boys in defraying expenses of the coming season. Ladies are invited to bring the boxes supplied with eatables for two. Come and give the boys a lift and see who gets the gold watch.


Brooklyn - The funeral of L. K. Tewksbury was held from his late home on Thursday of last week. Mr. Tewksbury was almost 80 years old and in years gone by was the village cooper. He was engaged in the car stops of the DL & W railroad for over 20 years. He is survived by his widow, who is a sister of Mrs. D. A. Titsworth of Montrose, and three sons: Cramer, who is the official engineer for the DL & W and has had charge of the "Comet", the official car of that road for several years; DeWitt A., has charge of the silk department of the Finley store in Scranton and Joseph is the barber at Brooklyn. One daughter, Mrs. G. B. Tiffany, of Kingsley, also survives.


Thompson - Allan D. Miller has been appointed by the master of the State Grange a member of the Legislative Committee of the Grange.


Heart Lake/Lake Montrose - Work on the ice was discontinued the first of the week, owing to the warm weather, the ice being unsafe to drive horses upon. It will take about a week more to complete filling the large ice house. It is also hoped to send out large quantities of ice on [railroad] cars, if the weather holds good. At Lake Montrose, E. J. Keough has his ice houses filled with excellent ice, and the farmers of the vicinity largely have their individual ice houses filled.


West Auburn - Petitions for woman suffrage have been sent to this place recently. Our people are inclined to go slow on this sort of thing. Better wait a few years until it has been thoroughly tried out in the States of Washington, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. Let the woman suffrage tree be known by its fruits. ALSO, in South Auburn, F. M. Baldwin and Marble Capwell furnished the gasoline engine and cut the wood for the church on Tuesday last, while the neighbors split and piled it for future use.


Forest City - Like a victim of the African "sleeping sickness," or Southern "hookworm," Miss Tillie Stratford is puzzling three physicians who are trying with all their skill to diagnose the strange ailment of the young woman. Miss Stratford is seized with yawning spells that keep her yawning five minutes and more at a stretch. The yawning is of such violent character that it is steadily and surely weakening the girl. Drs. Niles and Knapp, of Carbondale, and McGuire, of Vandling, are attending the girl, and they consider the case one of the strangest they have ever come in contact with. ALSO Forest City wants to have Main Street paved, letting the State of Pennsylvania pay 3/4th of the bill and 1/4th to be paid by property owners, whose properties front said street.


Forest Lake - More than 60 friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, on Jan. 26, to give him a pleasant surprise on his 63d birthday. His children were all home for the first time in 19 years. All were served with a bounteous dinner and entertained with music and singing.


Elkdale - Prof. John E. Williams gave an illustrated lecture on "California" in the church Saturday evening. There was a large attendance.


North Jackson - On Jan. 25th, the graduating exercises of the training school for certified nurses, at Albany, N.Y., were held. Many will be interested to know that Miss Edna Crane was among the graduates, having received the highest average in the class.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - C. W. Berry has taken the agency for a new kind of engine, manufactured at Detroit. It will burn coal oil, kerosene, alcohol, naphtha or anything in that line.


Uniondale - A wordy traveling church member came into one of the stores in town the other day and began raking the church members down quite freely and emphasized his words by throwing his arms quite lively; we tried to pacify him by saying to let the wheat grow until the harvest, and to love his neighbor as thyself, but he was disconsolate. He may be one of that kind--big I and little U.


Ararat Summit - Leon W. Potter, of Thompson, will open his store to the public on Wednesday of this week. He is now located in the large store building near the depot in this place, and is putting in a general line of store goods. This makes two businesses in this place, where theretofore we have had but one store. O. F. Potter, who has been our only merchant here for several years, has sold his store building and goods to James I. Wakeman, of Burn wood, who has been occupying the store the past two weeks. When in need of merchandise drive to Ararat where you should be able to find just the goods you want at the right prices at both our new stores.


New Milford - The roller block mill, the lath mill and the engine house of the Crossley plant here, were destroyed by fire which started at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. The loss is estimated at several thousand dollars. The fire department, by heroic effort, saved the main mill and also prevented a more serious conflagration. A light snow storm proved of great help in preventing the sparks from lodging on roofs. The fire started in the engine room and was discovered by Mr. Cooper, the night towerman of the Lackawanna, who gave the alarm. The mill is owned by A. C. Crossley of Binghamton.


February 10 (1911/2011)



Montrose - Montrose is to have an opera house. The building will be erected in the spring of 1912 and will be on a par with the best of city houses, having a seating capacity of not less than 1400. It will be located in a three-story brick building to be erected on the lots owned by T. C Allen below the post office building. These lots extend the width of the block to Chestnut street in the rear of the post office and will provide ample room for their needs. ALSO Anthony Caruso, an Italian journalist, employed on an Italian daily newspaper in New York, and a cousin of Caruso, the famous tenor, is in this city as the guest of his cousin, Paul Caruso. The journalist has come to this country to acquire a knowledge of institutions that will be useful to him in newspaper work in Italy. Scranton Times. (Paul Caruso is a son of Frank Caruso, of Montrose.)


Birchardville - There will be a school social next Friday, Misses Ida Ball, Chadija Dayton, Louise Cole, Pansy Babcock and others taking part.


Bridgewater Twp. - John G. Bell, who has conducted the poorhouse farm for a number of years, will move to the D. H. Coon farm near Brewster's Pond next spring. Loren Harvey and family will move to the farm vacated by Mr. Ball, Mr. Harvey taking charge of the institution and managing the farm.


Uniondale/Forest City - Harry Spoor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Spoor, was fatally injured on the O. & W. yards at Forest City, Monday evening at about 10 p.m. He was struck by a passing engine, the accident being due undoubtedly to the intense darkness of the night. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital, Carbondale, where he expired at about 2 a.m. the following morning. The deceased was a bright cherry young man, and had a large circle of friends. He is survived by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Interment in Thompson.


Transue - A man from New York has purchased the control of Abraham White's pond and as soon as the charter is granted the old dam will be torn out, all logs and stumps removed and the dam dredged. A new concrete dam will be put in and raised to high water mark. Cottages will be built and a summer resort established. We are glad that Auburn is coming to the front.


Little Meadows - The funeral of Simon Carroll was held from St. Thomas' church in this village on Jan. 31. Mr. Carroll met his death by accident in Apalachin. His remains were found on the D.L. & W. tracks early Saturday morning. The condition of the remnants of flesh and clothing indicated that the body had been run over by two or more trains. Mr. Carroll was 65 years old and a member of Company F, N.Y. Regiment [Civil War]. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Frank and Charles.


Hallstead - Thomas Mooney has been appointed local yardmaster of the Lackawanna railroad here. ALSO Thursday night burglars affected an entrance to Williams & Beebe's store from the rear and blew open a safe belonging to E. J. Churchill, the coal man. The safe is said to have been unlocked and if they had tried they could have swung the door open without any trouble. The damage to the store and safe was considerable as a heavy charge of explosive had been used. Nothing was taken from the store except some underwear, cigars, soap, etc. A large safe belonging to Williams & Beebe remained untouched. Several boxes of soap had been broken open, probably in search for a good kind to use around the door of the safe.


New Milford - Edward Tanner, who was so seriously hurt in a sawmill a few weeks ago, is decidedly worse, and it is feared his leg will have to be amputated. He is still in the hospital in Binghamton.


East Lynn, Springville Twp. - The Cook Milk Company is filling the ice house at the Lynn milk station. The cakes of ice they are putting in at present weigh about 300 lbs.


Springville - Yesterday morning, while a horse owned by Lionel Meserole was being driven near the Springville Creamery, the steam coming across the road near the creamery scared the horse and it ran away, with the result that its leg was broken and it had to be killed. The cutter was badly broken up. The horse was valued at $200.


Dimock - L. F. Thornton was in Pittston, Falls and LaGrange, buying furs last week.


Heart Lake - L. E. Griffing's new automobile has turned mulish. ALSO The Mountain Ice Co. finished filling their large ice house at this place on Tuesday. Capacity, twenty thousand tons.


Thorne Hill - With his head cleft three ways, John N. Lowry, a farmer, 70 years old, was found dying Saturday afternoon at the house of Farmer Brown of Thorne Hill, a small settlement close to the Susquehanna county line. Lowry was breathing his last just as Dr. F. A. Fiske, of Clifford, reached Brown's house, Lowry's head was split from base to crown. He had evidently been attacked by somebody armed with an axe for the walls were blood bespattered and blood was on every side. Brown, who is 40 years old, was arrested charged with killing Lowry. The body of Lowry was taken to a morgue in Nicholson. Clifford, Fleetville and all the country side was greatly excited yesterday over the killing. Brown lived alone in his house at Thorne Hill and was a hiring out farmer who found employment on all the farms in the neighborhood. He is unmarried. Lowry lived a quarter of a mile from Brown's house, alone on a little farm. His wife is dead. He was regarded as an industrious old man who took care of himself and minded his own business but was regarded as being in rather poor circumstances. It is said that he and brown quarreled two months ago. Binghamton Herald.


Friendsville - "Connie" McMahon has probably seen more years of service in the stage business than any other man in Susquehanna Co. Mr. McMahon has operated the stage line between Montrose and Friendsville for the past 33 years, with the exception of one four-year term, when the line was underbid by a syndicate, and then Mr. McMahon carried the mail for said syndicate. He has also operated the stage line between Friendsville and Apalachin unintermittently for the past dozen years. Mr. McMahon drives the latter route himself, and hires a driver for the Montrose line.


News Brief - A State wide movement to further the passage of a bill restricting the use of billboards for advertising purposes and positively prohibiting the erection of billboards or other advertising signs upon public property in any boro or city in Pennsylvania is being promoted. ALSO The Eaglesmere Railroad, the little road which runs from Sonestown to Eaglesmere, is to be sold by the Sheriff for unpaid taxes, amounting with the costs, in the neighborhood of $5,000. It is probable that the Williamsport and North Branch Railroad Co. will be the purchaser.


February 24 (1911/2011)



Clifford - Eber A. Burns, one of Clifford township's most prominent citizens, died on Tuesday, aged 44 years. Death was due to sugar diabetes his decline was rapid. Mr. Burns was magnificently proportioned and until disease took hold of him was an unusually strong man. His ill health dated from three years ago when he had a fall in the barn and received injuries to the back of his head. For the past 18 months he had realized that life for him was rapidly drawing to a close yet he continued calmly in his usual vocation and put his house in order. He was a man of keen intelligence and one of the early promoters of the North Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone company, and was largely instrumental in getting the Rural Free Delivery of mail in his locality, took a prominent part in securing the division of Clifford township, and was a member of the grange. In politics he was a Republican and at the time of his death was Justice of the Peace. He was the son of Homer and Emeline (Burdick) Burns, born in Clifford twp., March 5, 1867. The family came from New England several generations ago and was among the first to settle that section. Eber resided on the old homestead. He married Annie Lillian Crandall in 1887 and she and their child, Homer Milton, survive him. His mother, Emeline Lyons, who resided with him and one step-brother, Walter Lyon, also survive him. His funeral will take place at his late home, near Elkdale. [David Burns came to Clifford Twp. about 1800 and settled about two miles east of where Dundaff now stands, on the road leading to Belmont. Little Eber Burns was born about 1802 and in his fourth year, while out in the woods with his father and sisters, started for home to fetch his shoes. When the father and sisters returned home that evening Eber was missing and presumed lost. Neighbors and family members searched the woods and blew horns and shot guns, to no avail. Eber was thinly clad and the weather turned cold, with a thunderstorm and flooding streams, and added to that wolves and other wild beasts roamed the woods. No trace of Eber was ever found. Two years later his mother died, his father remarried and much later removed to the State of Ohio, from thence to Indiana. This story, written by Eber's sister, Mrs. Thomas Burdick, was published in the Montrose Republican, in 1866 and perhaps was the reason the subject of this obituary was named Eber, born just one year later in 1867.]


Forest City - Miss Pearl Freedman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Freedman, one of the most popular of Forest City's young people, was united in marriage to Jacob Levy, of Scranton. The ceremony took place in the parlor of the bride's home on Main street and was witnessed only by the relatives of the contracting young people. Rev. Tannerbum, of the Hickory Street Temple, officiated. Mrs. Levy is an accomplish-ed young lady, a graduate of Forest City High School, and Mr. Levy is to be congratulated on winning her for a wife. Mr. Levy is a member of the firm of B. Levy & Son wholesale shoe dealers of Scranton.


Flynn, Middletown Twp. - It has been rumored here that Flynn came near having quite a sensation the past week when by mere chance it leaked out that a couple were about to take their departure for parts unknown, which was prevented by a mere accident, by a friend of one of the parties interested. They should receive a severe talking to and if that does no good, he ought to be spanked.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - W. P. Sheldon has severed his connection with the firm of Fish and Sheldon and has accepted a position with the Stony Brook Lumber Company, at Lopez [Bradford Co.], as general manager of its company store in that place. Mr. Sheldon has conducted the store in this place for the last two years, giving complete satisfaction to its many patrons. He is a young man of sterling character and good business ability and we are sorry to lose so popular a young man from our midst. ALSO, in Springville - Brown and Fassett are preparing to erect large coal chutes in connection with their flour and feed business.


Montrose - The entertainment at Colonial Hall last evening, under auspices of the Base Ball club, was an unqualified success from start to finish. Special mention is due Mrs. Wirt H. Conklin and Mrs. Harry Patrick for the splendid drill work incident to giving "Fourteen Little Indians," in which the little folks outdid themselves; and to Miss Virginia McClintock, for the fine number by the boys High School Glee club. The "Three Birchard's" were great and Messrs "Dick" Stroud and Paul Clark were "all to the good" in comedy work. Young Charles Flannagan sang a pleasing solo, "Call me up Some Rainey Afternoon." The receipts were about $1.65 or $165 [depending on whether a period was after the 1, as in 1.65, or if it was a smudge on the old newspaper].


East Bridgewater - Horton Reynolds, the proprietor of the East Bridgewater saw mill, has very lately installed a new and up-to-date steam engine, which he will use in conjunction with his water power. The engine equipment came from that well known machinery dealer, William Bright, of Scranton.


Harford - Live Oak Lodge I.O.O.F. entertained on Saturday evening, Feb. 18th, a sleigh load of brothers from Susquehanna. After some degree work an oyster supper was served in the lower hall. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all.


Franklin Forks - There was a donation for the pastor of the M. E. church last Friday evening, Feb. 17. Precedes $18.00. It was a very bad night. ALSO The G. A. R. celebrated Washington's birthday by a dinner at the Alliance Hall, and a speech at the church by Mr. Seldon Munger.


Uniondale - Anyone ought to pity a dog that sleeps out this weather; so farmers, see that your barns and hog houses are snow tight. How would you like a snow bed? Well, I've run out of tobacco, so guess I'll quit smoking until next week, and then you'll hear from me again. [So says the author of this article].


Brooklyn - The Odd Fellows of this place, together with their wives and the members of the Rebekah degree, spent a social evening at the Austin House on Feb. 17, and all did ample justice to the excellent oyster supper and enjoyed the music furnished by the orchestra.


Forest Lake - The Birdsall Brothers are holding the reins over a fine team of colts.


March 03 (1911/2011)



Clifford - Harvey M. Birchard of the Register's office, was a business visitor in Forest City and reports an exciting adventure in the "wilds" of Clifford township, between Carbondale and Forest City, where the trolley cars ran off the track, and he had to "hoof it" the remaining three miles to the city. Harvey says the walking was good.


Birchardville - Benj. W. Clark arrived here last evening from the National Soldiers' Home, Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Clark says that all the "boys" at the home from this vicinity are well and getting fat.


Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Will Overfield and Lena McGavin were married last Wednesday by Rev. Father Kelly. They visited Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre friends on their wedding trip and returned Sunday evening. They will reside with Mrs. Overfield's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McGavin.


Brooklyn - The Ladies Aid of the Universalist church will serve a "Corn Supper" at the Austin House on the evening of March 8th. The menu will consist of mush and milk, hulled corn johnnie cake, hominy and cake. A free offering will be he only charge.


Rush - A sleighload of Rush people went to Camptown last Saturday to visit their former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Hardic. Among them was Mrs. Abbie LaRue, who met with an accident that might have proven very serious. As she was going in the bedroom to put on her wraps she opened the cellar door by mistake and plunged to the bottom of the cellar. She was badly shaken up and bruised about the head and chest, but is now considered out of danger.


Montrose - Mrs. Abel (Adelia) Turrell, our oldest resident, passed away on Saturday, aged 93 years. She was the daughter of Erastus and Polly Wright Catlin and was born in Bridgewater township on Butterfield Hill, near South Montrose. Mrs. Turrell's father and his brother, Luther, came to this county about 1810 from Litchfield county, Conn., their cousin, Putnam Catlin [father of the famous Indian painter, George Catlin], having preceded them and was then acting as land agent for the Wallace estate. Erastus later removed from Bridgewater to Crystal Lake. After the death of his wife, the family returned to Montrose where Adelia has since resided. Her earliest ancestor, of record, to come to this country, was Thomas Catlin, who arrived in Hartford, Conn. in 1732, the family having held property in County Kent, England, from the time of the Norman conquest Her marriage to Mr. Turrell occurred Oct. 19 1843. He was one of the most prominent in the town's history. They commenced housekeeping at once in the new home, built at the corner of Maple and High streets, where she lived until her death. Mr. Turrell died March 7, 1891. One son survives, Edgar A. Turrell, who has been a practicing attorney in New York city for the past 40 years.


South New Milford - Martin Decker has moved on the Blanding Farm and Charles Darrow took charge of the poor farm in New Milford on March 1.


Franklin Township - A. E Stockholm, who has conducted the Titman boarding house for some months past, intends to return to his farm in Franklin in the spring. Mr. Stockholm's son, Harry, has secured a position with J. R. Munger and will be employed on Mr. Munger's farm the coming year.


Silver Lake/Birchardville - At the cow judging contest at Cornell University, Feb 22, in a class of 50 contestants, Charles B. Dayton of "Sheldoncroft," Silver Lake, won first prize and George Dayton, of Birchardville, won 5th prize.


Gibson - W. H. Estabrook has one more set of bobsleds for sale. Call and examine them. ALSO Some of our progressive farmers in S. Gibson are getting out their sugar-making apparatuses and will get busy as soon as the sap commences to run.


Kingsley - Lawrence Goss, a pupil of the graded school and janitor of that institution, is confined to his home by illness.


Lenoxville - S. B. Hartley has his gristmill and sawmill in running order and the buzzing saw makes a pleasant sound for the passerby. ALSO In West Lenox, Wm. Bell, an old soldier, was buried in the Tower cemetery on Monday. They are going down the valley one by one.


South Montrose - Dr. J. F. Butterfield, our veterinarian, has purchased an orange grove at River Side, Cal., consisting of 10 acres, and the doctor expects to come east and close up his matters here and to return to River Side about the first of May.


Thompson - Mrs. Samuel Hubbard fell over her grandson's hand sled, left on the porch recently, putting her shoulder out of joint and breaking a bone, but she did not put the sled out of commission. ALSO A little episode in this quiet town Saturday evening--A young man more used to telegraph wires than to lines of a harness, took his best girl out riding with liveryman Bloxham's best rig. All went well until they reached town on their way home when he turned out and drove by another rig and the horse went on around the corner, [up] the hill, across the track, turned in home and up against the barn and fell dead. The couple sitting in the cutter the meanwhile unhurt. We judge the best girl was frightened, for when she was lifted from the cutter, she went home and through the room where her papa was sitting and to bed without telling him a word about the affair. This is the second good horse Mr. Bloxham has lost this winter, but he has his number complete at this writing.


Herrick Center - On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Baptist Sunday School went for a sleigh ride and picnic over to west Herrick. There were in all seven loads and a very enjoyable time was had by all.


Choconut Valley - The Donnelly school is dismissed on account of their teacher being sick.


Middletown - Patrick Reilly, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Middletown, died at 11 o'clock at his home, Sunday morning, Feb 19, after an illness of two days with asthmatic jaundice. He was born in Ireland 88 years ago.


March 10 (1911/2011)



Little Meadows - A word to the wise should be sufficient. It behooves some of our young men to pay strict attention to their driving when taking a sleighride over the hills, as the heavy fall of snow has made the road between Little Meadows and Warren Center unusually hard to travel.


East Ararat - Ira Tinklepaugh was badly injured on Wednesday last while falling a tree. He was chapping on the tree, which had lodged in another tree, about ten feet from the ground. It went down quicker than he expected, precipitating him to the ground, where he struck a stump, breaking a number of ribs.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - James K. Mehlen, aged 80 years, died at his home on Saturday last. He had been in feeble health for some time and he and his aged wife were found in an unconscious condition by kind neighbors, who did all that could be done to make them comfortable, but the Reaper came and took Mr. Mehlen away.


Herrick Center - A drama entitled "Phyllis's Inheritance" will be given at the high school building March 17, at 7:30 P.M.


Great Bend - Work on the ice jam here was started last Saturday, but the proposition is larger than at first anticipated, and it is not likely the channel will be open until today or tomorrow.


Hopbottom - Ora L. Cooley, a resident of Lenox, was fatally injured by a fast southbound freight train at the creamery crossing at Hopbottom last Friday evening. He had waited for a northbound train to pass, and as soon as it had gone by started to cross the tracks, the noise of the receding train preventing him from hearing the approaching freight. The locomotive struck the carriage, demolishing it and killing the horse, while the body of the unconscious and bleeding man was carried on the pilot of the engine for nearly a mile before the train was stopped. He was taken to the Moses Taylor Hospital, at Scranton, where he died. Mr. Cooley was a buyer of poultry and calves and on Friday went to Hopbottom and negotiated for the purchase of the Stevens farm, intending to move there with his family, a wife and seven children, this spring.


Friendsville - (An Altoona correspondent wrote the following to the Philadelphia Inquirer.) "With the very unusual yet interesting feature of being the father of two young daughters at his advanced age, Leander A. Tyler has just celebrated his 75th birthday. Mr. Tyler comes from Quaker stock, his family being among the early settlers in Friendsville and he being born in Montrose. Mr. Tyler was first married at Downingtown to Mary J. Dowlin and to this union were born three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Tyler died at Lansdowne, Dec. 21, 1902. Mr. Tyler was married to Miss Ella E. Blair, of Morristown, Sept. 19, 1906. Mr. Tyler knew his second bride all her life and nursed her when she was a babe. To this union were born two daughters, Mary B., aged 4 years and Ella V., aged 9 months. Mr. Tyler is enjoying the best of health and is still active in his daily pursuits. He enjoys not only a large acquaintance here, but is also widely known among a host of friends in Philadelphia and surrounding counties."


Transue, Auburn Twp. - Howard Dixon, while returning home from Skinner's Eddy on Friday, with J. W. Simms' three-horse team, drove off the embankment above Preston's, in the Tewksbury narrows, upsetting the wagon load of feed and a calf which was in the wagon. The wagon rolled over several times, dragging the team down the embankment 30 or 40 ft. They were skinned and bruised considerably, but luckily escaped being killed. The horse in the lead got loose in some way and escaped injury. The calf was caught the next day. ALSO at Auburn Corners a jolly sleigh load of young people dined with the McAvoy's at Auburn Corners, Saturday evening. The party was made up of the following: Loretta Reynolds, Margaret Reynolds, Dorothy Mack, Sarah Bosler, Mollie Miller, Norman Stewart, Marion Cornfield, Mr. and Mrs. Tinker. On their return, coming down the hill near Elk Lake, the team, which was being driven by E. M. Tinker, became unmanageable for a short way, running at a high speed, throwing chunks of ice, one of which hit Mollie Miller near the eye and bruised her cheek. She was taken to the home of Foster Oakley, where the bruise was dressed.


Jackson - All memberships in the Jackson Library expired on Jan. 18. Up to this time we have 15 renewals. Can you afford to let such institution go down for the want of patronage? The Jackson Dramatic Society have about $40 left from the proceeds of "The Corner Store," with which they intended to buy books for the library, but the question is, will it pay to buy books for 15 members. Let every one who is interested in keeping up a good library send in their renewals, and as many more as they can get before the first of April, and make at least a showing of 50.


Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Our telephone line is to be extended down the Lane road as far as Thomas Reilly's, at once, and perhaps to the creek road in the early spring.


Hallstead - A horse belonging to Fred Brant, the milkman, was taken ill on Main Street on Friday morning. The animal was removed to the barn of the Keystone House and Dr. Tower, the veterinary, was summoned and prescribed for the animal and in an hour or so was better.


Lenox - William J. Bell died Feb. 24 after a stroke of paralysis. He was an old soldier, a member of Captain Lyons Post, No. 85. He enlisted in Co. A, 187th Reg., and was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1865. He was in the battles of the Wilderness and Gettysburg. Interment was in the West Lenox cemetery.


Fairdale - A. D. Steger was in town Monday and after he returned home in the afternoon he found that his house was on fire, caused by the burning out of a chimney. He was able to put the fire out as he supposed, but in two or three hours it broke out in a new place and this caused "Gus" some more trouble and excitement. However, he was master of the situation and put out the fire this time to stay out. We are glad "Gus" had his house to sleep in that cold night.


Franklin Forks - John Webster has a sick horse. Dr. Cole was called to see it.


Harford - The Odd Fellows gave a party to their oldest member, Austin Darrow, on Feb. 28th, it being his 86th birthday. A goodly number were in attendance.


March 17 (1911/2011)



South Gibson - Last Saturday David Pritchard, a brother of former Sheriff J. H. Pritchard, met with a serious accident in which one of his horses was killed. He had started to drive "cross lots" with a heavily loaded wagon, when the rear wheels commenced slewing at the top of a long steep slope. Seeing the weight of the wagon would pull the animals over the slope, he jumped and saved himself, but the vehicle and horses were dragged over the brink and rolled over and over to the bottom of the declivity. The animals were held down by the weight of the wagon, one being killed outright, but the other escaped much injury.


Susquehanna - Hotel DeSimony, a four-story wooden building, was badly gutted by flames of an unknown origin yesterday morning. When discovered at 4 o'clock, the flames were bursting through the roof. Firemen had difficulty in preventing Hotel Barnes, adjoining on the east, from catching fire. Some of the guests were forced to flee into the zero atmosphere clad in night clothing.


Elk Lake - Calvin Lathrop has installed a 35-horse power steam engine in his mill at the lake.


Lenox - Floyd Carey has purchased a new team of horses for the purpose of hauling milk the coming year. ALSO Monday morning, March 13th, Charlie James met with a terrible accident. His clothing caught fire from the range, burning him seriously. He is the little son of the late Will James, who accidentally shot himself two years ago while handling a gun. Mr. James received injuries from which he died later of blood poisoning.


Friendsville - James Carroll is busy every day hauling logs to the mill. He is preparing to build more chicken houses on his farm this summer.


Williams Pond, Bridgewater Twp. - C. W. Bullard, formerly of this place, who joined the marines at Annapolis, was ordered to Cuba, last week.


Hop Bottom - The Ladies Aid of the Universalist church will serve an Easter supper on Good Friday, April 14th. Hot cross buns will be served and all are cordially invited. Supper fifteen cents.


Brooklyn - "His Old Sweetheart" is the title of the monologue, illustrated by tableaux, to be given in the Universalist church next Friday evening, in connection with musical numbers and recitations. Admission 15 cents to entertainment and 10 cents to shadow portrait gallery, including refreshments, or 20 cents for ticket for both features.


Jessup Twp. and Lawsville - A. L. Roberts has sold his personal property in Jessup township and purchased the Northrup store property in Lawsville, where he will move his family and take charge of the store. Mr. Roberts has a host of friends who wish him success.


Montrose - Has Montrose lost an opportunity for a summer hotel? Among the plans the Northern Electric Railroad (trolley) had in connection with Montrose, was the locating of a summer hotel here in connection with the trolley they were talking of building. But last week they bought Lake Winola and some adjoining land for a summer hotel and amusement purposes, for $45,000. Some of our citizens are wondering if the opposition to the coming in town of the road in the way the company had surveyed has been the means of losing the opportunity for a summer hotel.


Springville - Fred Thomas left on Tuesday of last week, returning a week later with a wife, who was before her marriage Miss Lena Hughes. Some years since her father preached in the Baptist charge at Dimock.


Silver Lake - We have had fine sleighing, but the snow is fast disappearing. Sugar making is now in order.


New Milford - Marcus Perigo and wife entertained the old soldiers and their wives on Saturday and Miss Bess Bradley entertained the Fudge club on Thursday evening.


Kingsley - Otis J. Bailey, for many years a resident of Kingsley, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Gavitt, of South Montrose. The deceased was born Aug. 19, 1832. He was a member of Co. B, 177th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and had an honorable war record. On Oct. 2, 1853, he was united in marriage to Polly E. Loomis, whose death occurred about 2 years ago. Four children were born to them. He was an earnest Christian. Another old soldier of the Civil War passed through the waters and joined the Grand Army above. In South Gibson, on Feb. 14, James S. Belcher, who had been confined to his bed nearly two years, suffering intensely the entire time, died at age 69 years 6 months and 9 days. He was a member of Co. C, 203rd Regiment. Comrades of the G. A. R. Post at South Gibson conducted the services at the grave.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - Harry E. Tiffany, of Newark, Del., and his aunt, Mrs. W. C. Conrad, of Tunkhannock, were callers in Montrose Monday. Mr. Tiffany is executor of his brother's estate, the late Donald A. Tiffany, of Lynn, and was here on matters relating to the settlement of the estate. He is assistant chemist at the State College in Newark, a position he has held the past six years. Mr. Tiffany is a well informed young man and a most agreeable gentleman to meet. He spent his boyhood days with Auburn relatives and is also known to many in this county, having frequently visited his brother in Lynn.


News Brief - The Philadelphia Record is a newspaper that every member of the family wants to read, and that every member of the family profits by reading. It is clean, typographically and morally. There isn't a line in it that the head of the household feels he ought to cut out before passing it along to the women and children. ALSO A pure food inspector dropped into a hotel at Shinglehouse, Potter county, a few days ago and was dieted on oleomargarine. There were no notices posted in the dining room according to the statute made and provided, and he caused the arrest of the landlord, who settled by paying a $104 fine and costs. The purpose of the law is that no man shall be fed on oleomargarine without giving him notice, for he can't tell it in any other way.


Late Local Gossip - The early Robins had better wear their mittens.


March 24 (1911/2011)



Montrose - Monday last, wash day, which is ordinarily blue enough anyway, was given a more vivid hue, by a phenomenon in nature, which we have never heard of before. The Monday's wash was hung out the usual way, but when it was time to take down the clothes, the house-wives were dumbfounded to find that the clothes, which were of a snowy whiteness, had the appearance of being badly mildewed, or sprin-kled with an inky solution. The clothes had to be taken in and put through a rinse water which, however, easily and quickly restored them to their former state of cleanliness. The first impression was that soot or a sediment from some chimney must have done the mischief, but we have had communications from different parts of the county (Birchardville reported the same incident), stating the same experience. It was caused by a precipitation from the clouds. (Another article reported that some believe that it was caused by the going up in smoke of over a million dollars' worth of McHenry whisky in Columbia county. If this is so it would tend to prove that whisky is bad whether it goes up or down.)


Springville - Homer Young is building an automobile garage for the repairing and storing of such vehicles. A nice thing for our city. ALSO Jerry Lyman made W. E. Stevens and family a short call on Friday before going to his new home at Dayton, Ohio.


Harford - Floyd B. Tennant, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Tennant, of this place, and who has been for some time stationed with the rest of his regiment at Fort Snelling, Minn., has been sent to Texas in response to the call for arms, in relation to the Mexican maneuvers.


Hopbottom - The Book Club met on the 12th with Mrs. E. M. Tiffany. The evening was celebrated in St. Patrick style with Irish songs, contests and games. The decorations were shamrocks and green festoons. Dainty refreshments were served. Rev. J. H. Ballow, of Lestershire, rendered some old time melodies on the flute. Shamrock ferns were given to all present.


Dundaff - The chicken supper held at the home of Mrs. Sanford Wayman was a decided success. Ninety-four suppers were served by the ladies and $24, the proceeds, was given toward the pastor's salary.


Hallstead - What might have been a serious fire was discovered in the home of Mr. Isaac Bound, on Saturday afternoon, but which was soon subdued without much loss or damage. Mr. Bound is employed in the meat market of W. J. Day on the same street, and had a large kettle of fat and other pieces of tallow on the stove frying it and had left the house alone for a few minutes while he went across the street to wait on a customer in the shop. When he got back the kettle had boiled over and the contents were running all over the stove and floor, and the kitchen was filled with a smudge. Several of the neighbors came in to help Mr. Bound, thinking the house was on fire, but after the doors and windows were opened and the kettle removed to a place of safety, it was found there was no other damage but soiled wall paper and [a] greasy floor.


East Kingsley - Mrs. Margaret Manson is spending a few weeks with her niece, Mrs. A. E. Tiffany. She will celebrate her 80th birthday, March 24. She is engaged in embroidering ladies' shirt waists, and has embroidered 12 since last November and is noted for the fineness and beauty of her work.


Little Meadows - Arthur Deuel, son of late ex-sheriff Deuel of this place, is employed by the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad in Saskatchewan, Western Canada, where he is a civil engineer in charge of a gang of surveyors, at a fine salary.


Susquehanna - The town is much depressed over the action of the Erie Railroad in laying off 100 men in the shops and shortening the hours.


East Ararat - An extraordinary freak of nature occurred in John Avery's meadow back of the schoolhouse, last Monday, when it snowed and blowed. The snow was very wet and large flakes. After the storm the meadow was literally covered with snowballs rollen up like cotton batting. One of them weighed four pounds and they were anywhere from 2 to 12 inches in diameter. The truth of this can be proven.


Dimock - One of our old widowers has sent to Sears & Roebuck for a wife, who will be here in a few days.


Lawsville Centennial Celebration - For the management of the annual reunion of the Truesdell, Warner and Marsh families, and for the observance of the centennial of the settlement in the old town of Lawsville, of Samuel Truesdell and family, which is to be held in the old homestead farm of Samuel Truesdell in Liberty, Susquehanna County, now owned and occupied by Mr. John Dillon, on the last Thursday in August, 1911, and to which celebration the descendants of the early settlers of the neighborhood are invited to participate.


Brooklyn - Paperhanging and painting is the order of the day. Mr. Griswold has painted and papered several rooms for Mrs. A. J. Ainey and Mrs. E. S. P. Hine. W. J. Byram, of Hopbottom, and his son Ray, have been putting the finishing touches on the beautiful home of Luther Ely. Phil Burbank is making alterations in his house, which will add to its convenience and comfort.


Forest City - H. A. Purple, who conducted an undertaking establishment in this place for 6 years and in Carbondale for 17 years, has sold his business to Frank E. Blickens, of Dickson City. Harry, like most undertakers, is a very genial gentleman, always bubbling over with good humor, and the place that attracts him will secure a very desirable citizen. ALSO George F. Horton, who has been proprietor of the Forest City laundry for the past two or three or four years, last week sold the business to T. P. Kilhullen, who took charge on Monday. Under Mr. Horton's management the business was greatly increased and there is no doubt under his successor, Mr. Kilhullen, who is a hustler, there will be no falling off.


Welsh Hill, Clifford Township - Alfred Harris is visiting his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. L. Harris at Welsh Hill. Alfred was on crutches. He had a leg broken recently by falling down a shaft at a mine in Nevada, where he was working, and came home to recuperate.


March 31 (1911/2011)



Forest City - Mr. and Mrs. Cecil C. Manzer were visitors the first of the week. In making a jump from the western part of the state to Philadelphia, to fill a theatrical engagement, they had a three day "open date" and took advantage of the time to visit the former's father, T. C. Manzer. Cecil has made a hit on the vaudeville stage and after a long run in the Keith theatre in New York city, has had engagements at some of the principal theatres throughout the middle and eastern states.


Dimock - One of the most serious wrecks occurring on the Montrose Branch of the Lehigh Valley, in many years, occurred last Tuesday afternoon when the engine drawing the train coming from Tunkhannock to Montrose, left the rails when on the sharp curve between Dimock and Woodbourne, somersaulting down a steep embankment 30 feet. The train was proceeding at a slow rate of speed when, without warning, the engine left the rails, shooting straight ahead, followed by the tender, and now lays upside down with the big driving wheels standing straight in the air, as evidence of its wild escapade. The only person injured was the engineer who, besides other injuries, was burned terribly on both limbs from knees down. The engineer's name is John Barber and lives at Sayre. Word was received yesterday from the Sayre Hospital that Mr. Barber would live, and the fact is causing universal rejoicing among those who know him. He is a big fellow, weighing over 200 lbs, and is affable and cordial with all acquaintances. He has a wife and four small children.


Niven - Charles McKeeby, a farmer of this place, was drowned in the Tunkhannock creek near Nicholson, on March 23. His horse and buggy were found near Henry Rought's barn on Friday morning, but how he came to be drowned is a mystery. It is supposed that Mr. McKeeby lost his way, it being a very dark night and while turning around to take another road, overturned the wagon while getting the horse down, and immediately started out for help. While crossing the bridge at the foot of Robert's hill, near Nicholson, he walked off the bridge. His death has cast a gloom over this community, as he was an obliging neighbor and a kind husband and father to Ira, Fred and Lena. Interment was made at Elk Lake.


Choconut Valley - The schools in this township have mostly closed. James Hawley, teacher of the Golden school, closed March 16; Mary Dunn, teacher of the Chalker school, closed March 18, and Miss Dunn has gone to Philadelphia for the summer. Miss Susie Murphy, teacher of the Donley school, closed March 25.


Fowler Hill - The Pine Glenn school house burned down Wednesday.


Alford - The F. J. Sickler stone quarry, leased by Shoemaker and McCloe, was the scene of a bad accident on Wednesday of last week, when two men were badly injured by the premature explosion of a charge of dynamite. C. McCloe was seriously injured about the head, and it was believed that his eyesight was entirely destroyed. The man was taken to the State Hospital at Scranton, where he is recovering and it is hoped will regain his sight. Mr. Shoemaker was cut and bruised about the head and had a narrow escape from death.


Hallstead - The W. M. Knoeller & Co. store building was burned on Wednesday night of last week, the loss being estimated at about $8,000. The goods burned included hardware, building supplies, lumber, feed, baled hay, etc. There was an insurance on stock and building of $6,000. The origin of the fire is unknown. ALSO M. S. Lamb, formerly of Hallstead, is the new proprietor of the Montrose steam laundry. He intends to come from Cuba about the middle of April and with his family will take up his residence in Montrose. Mr. Lamb has been engineer of a Cuban railroad but the climate does not agree with him, and he is anxious to return north and thinks he can get the right kind [of weather] in our mountain town. W. J. McLeod, of Fairdale is presently in charge of the laundry.


Clifford - Ed. Hutchings was quite painfully injured by a kick from a horse that could not be made to kick.


Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - Spring is in the air, but oh, the blizzards we have been blessed with.


South Gibson - Dan Everson will occupy the storeroom in the Cameron building for a harness and shoemaking establishment.


New Milford - P. H. Comstock has sold out his bakery and restaurant business to a party from Rome, N.Y.


Springville - It is with much regret that friends in this place learned of the accident which happened to Miss Winifred Smales, a student at Mansfield, some time since, by which her eyes were quite seriously burned. It was caused by an explosion in the laboratory during work in that room. It is hoped she may soon recover from its effects.


Little Meadows - Rev. Fr. J. J. O'Malley, for many years the faithful pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas' church, has been transferred to the parish at Plains, Pa.


Montrose - Announcement is made by the proprietor of the Cnic Theatre, Frank Caruso, that hereafter 10 cents admission will be charged. This change is made because there is generally a financial loss at five cents, and especially in winter when patronage is small. The ten cent programs will consist of 4 reels of the very best pictures and there will be good music. Mr. Caruso, in thanking the pubic for past patronage, promises to give a good big ten cents worth for the spring and summer months, and solicits a continuance of the patronage so cheerfully given in the past.


News Brief - One hundred and forty-five persons, most of them women and young girls, were killed in a fire which gutted the ten story building in New York city, at the northwest corner of Washington place and Greene street, just a block east of Washington Square. The dead were all employees of the Triangle Waist company. The women and girl machine operators jumped from the eighth, ninth and tenth or top floor in groups of twos and threes into life nets, and their bodies spun downward from the high windows of the building so close together that the few life nets stretched below soon were broken. Others fell to their deaths in the elevator shaft or never made it out of the building. There was one interior fire escape. A commission has been appointed to investigate the cause and fix the blame of the fire.


April 07 (1911/2011)



Forest City - Little Margaret Pike, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pike, of North Main Street, was run down by a trip of mine cars, on Hudson street, Tuesday noon, while on her way from school, and sustained terrible injuries. She will lose her left arm near the shoulder, and the accident may prove fatal. The children got to the Hudson street crossing as a long trip of empty mine cars reached the same point. Engineer Frank Meddleton was pushing the trip and M. Dribnock was trainman. The girl was hit by the first car and before Mr. Meddleton was aware of the accident and could stop the engine, several of the cars had gone over the child, mangling her left arm and foot. She was taken to Emergency hospital in the company ambulance and the news, today, from the bedside was encouraging and prospects of her recovery are much improved. If no complications set in the arm will probably be saved.


Montrose - The plant of the American Metal Edge Box Co., which is to be located in the building owned by the Beach Manufacturing Co., near their foundry, expects to open on May 15. It will not manufacture boxes, as has been the impression, but the product is a metal strip largely used in the making of boxes. The company will give employment to a number of local young men from 15 to 18 years of age. Samuel P. Hess, of Wilmington, Del., the superintendent of the plant, arrived Wednesday. Mr. Hess is a graduate of Lehigh University.


New Milford - The many friends of Claud Hardy, son of D. N. Hardy, will be pleased to learn that he has received an appointment as professor of English in the University of Chicago.


Harford - Mrs. Wm. Hepburn has purchased a new "Ideal" loom and is prepared to do weaving at moderate prices.


West Auburn - Bruce Swisher is the owner of a horse that is remarkably intelligent. One evening recently Mr. Swisher left the animal tied in front of A. F. Lacey's store while he, with his wife and daughter, called at the central office of the West Auburn Telephone Co., where his father is employed. About 9 o'clock they heard a horse and carriage come up to the door, and after waiting a few minutes, and no one getting out of the vehicle, they went out and found their horse had broken the tie strap and got loose. But instead of taking the direct road home, it had gone in the opposite direction, crossed a bridge, turned the wagon around in front of the office, and was patiently waiting for the family to make their appearance. Could an automobile beat that? We guess not.


Little Meadows - P. L. Touhey, of Warrenham, has bought the Thomas Cunningham property here, where he will conduct a hammer factory.


Dimock - In the town of Dimock there was a circle of five boys, each one over 80 years of age. In order that they might keep in touch with each other, and that the twilight of their lives might be all the more pleasant, they sometimes met in a circle at their several homes. The social interactions of these meetings were thoroughly enjoyed by each one. On Thursday, March 30, 1911, this pleasant little circle was broken, for death came and took one of their number away. The death of Albert Chase marked the first break in the circle. Two of the old boys were present at the funeral service, to pay the last rite to the remains of their departed friend. In his death, however, a much stronger and closer tie was broken, and that was the band of love which bound him to his family. Mr. Chase was born at Litchfield, Conn., Nov. 7, 1824, and came to this part of the country with his parents when he was six years of age. His parents settled on a farm in Bridgewater, near Montrose. In Feb. 1858, he was married to Miss Hannah M. Spencer at Brooklyn, Pa. Thus, for over 53 years Mr. and Mrs. Chase lived in loving union with each other, on a farm in Bridgewater, until they moved to their present home in Dimock, over 25 years ago.


Hallstead - G. M. Carpenter received a carload of automobiles last week, which he had sold through his agency to parties in that vicinity.


Brooklyn - Dr. B. F. Miller, the Brooklyn veterinarian, has lately started a hospital for the treatment of animals, and is meeting with a liberal patronage. By taking the animals to his home he is able to give them constant attention and insure more rapid recovery than if able to give them only an occasional visit. The young veterinarian is one of the hardest worked men in the country, and is giving good satisfaction.


Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties - The Moses Shields stone properties (quarries), located in the two counties, were advertised to be sold at bankrupt sale in the court house, in Montrose, yesterday. They were bid in for $1,200, subject to a mortgage of $25,000. The buyers were R. L. Grambs, Fred E. Beers and Mr. Dimock, of Scranton, who were acting for creditors.


Clifford - A very enjoyable entertainment, which was largely attended, was given in the school building by the school children, Tuesday evening, March 28. It marked the closing of the fourth term of school taught by Miss Grace Churchill, in that place. Souvenirs were distributed among the students. Merl Colvin, Helen Kennedy and Rachel Stage received the honors for perfect attendance, and Alfred Wells and Victor Snyder for perfect spelling lessons.


Herrick Center - School reopened Monday after having been closed the greater part of last week on account of scarletina.


Hop Bottom - Bully for Hop Bottom. She is to have a water company financed by some of the people of the borough and vicinity. Luther S. Ely, Milton W. Palmer, Edson M. Tiffany, Marshall McVicar and M. W. Stephens are named in the application for charter.


Uniondale - There was a large turnout at the Grange entertainment at Herrick last Saturday evening. What makes you think so? Because the popular Uniondale band furnished the music, and the Grangers know what the people like. Say, wasn't that pumpkin pie fine? My, I came near "bustin my buttons."


News Brief - Mrs. Sarah Jackson, of Forty Fort, Luzerne county, has declared that she had refused all of the 150 men who had offered to marry her in response to an advertisement. Practically all of them, she declared, wanted her to maintain them and give them a home. If she marries at all now, she says, she will wed some one of Forty Fort whose habits she knows.


April 14 (1911/2011)



Hop Bottom - Prof. Bull, of the Hop Bottom High School, surprised his friends last week by taking unto himself a bride, the lady being a native of Wilkes-Barre. The honeymoon is being spent in Mansfield. The boys met the train at Foster and gave the bride and groom a quick, but warn reception. ALSO The roads between here and Brooklyn are not only bad, but they are thoroughly depraved. The Brooklyn Express was obliged to go around by the Lindaville road during the last few days. ALSO Commencement exercises of the high school were held April 3 in the Universalist church. The graduates were Mildred Carpenter, Helen Jeffers and Lillian Ross.


South Auburn - After six months almost continuous cold weather, all are anxious for warm weather, which seems rather slow in coming. The roads are in very bad condition, which makes it especially hard for our R. F. D .carriers. We certainly appreciate having our mail brought to our door.


Herrick Twp. - On March 28, at the home of Mrs. Julia Walker, there was a notable gathering the like of which very few persons will ever have the privilege to enjoy. On that day the many friends and relatives of Mrs. Walker gave her a surprise party in honor of her 90th birthday. It is now more than 62 years since she came as a bride, the wife of Seth Walker, to a rude cabin in the primeval forest. The cabin burned in a few years destroying nearly everything the industrious young couple had gathered. But they soon built the house in which they lived together over 50 years, and where Mrs. Walker expects to live the remainder of her days. Her husband died July 1, 1910, and she has one daughter living, 9 grandchildren and 20 or more great-grandchildren.


Jackson - Myron French Post No. 572, G.A.R., will celebrate their 25th anniversary at Roberts Hall on Saturday, April 15.


Ararat Summit - Joseph Zaverl, prop. Of the Ararat Hotel, is ill at this writing. ALSO The M. E. Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. Emmerson Stone for dinner on Wednesday, April 12, 1911. Bring needle and thimble.


Flynn - Our expectations of the two joyful events which were to take place after Easter, have certainly fell through, because the young ladies have declared that it's all off.


Montrose - The many thieving depredations around our village during the last two or three weeks had greatly incensed the residents, particularly the business people and when the report became current Sunday morning, that the perpetrator of these amateurish thieving pranks had been apprehended by Chief Warren Tingley, a feeling of relief was evident. The eye of suspicion had been for some time quite pointedly in the direction of Frank Tallon. He was detected, last Saturday night, peering into the windows of different business places and when he reached the alley at the rear of the Democrat building, he was nabbed by Chief Tingley and on his person were found two chisels, which it is presumed he used in his expeditions. Tallon pleaded guilty and was given 60 days in jail.


Susquehanna - On the farm of M. M. Benson at Susquehanna next Wednesday afternoon, commencing at 1 o'clock, will be given a public demonstration in tree trimming, spraying for injurious pests and fungus diseases and general horticultural work. The State is furnishing some well trained men to give this instruction.


Hallstead - The Herbeck-Demmer Cutglass Co., is moving its plant from Honesdale to Hallstead, where there has been built a new concrete factory building. This will make a fine industry for Hallstead and will employ in the neighborhood of 100 men. The firm manufactures a fine quality of glassware and does a large business, labor troubles in Honesdale causing their removal. The concrete work on the Hallstead building was done by Gordon DePue, of Montrose.


Great Bend - Albert Bolt has purchased the Carlisle block on Main street. He will repair it and move in about May 1.


Tunkhannock/Lenox - A bottle picked up by Fred Rought, of Nicholson, on an island in Tunkhannock creek just below the Bacontown mill, contained a note with the address of Miss Gertrude Cameron, of Lenox. By a mere coincidence, the note was found on the 5th anniversary of the date the bottle was thrown into the stream, the note bearing the date of Marcy 27, 1906. It had traveled but ten miles in all that time. As Rought is a married man, there was nothing in the way of romance about the incident. Tunkhannock Republican. The blamed chump! Now if Mr. Rought had any "sporting blood" he would have immediately consigned the bottle again to the deep, and allowed some old bachelor or forlorn single man to have discovered it. Fred ain't no assistant of Dan Cupid's. [Gertrude Cameron never married]


Fair Hill - The funeral of F. P. Shelp was held Wednesday afternoon at his late home, the services being conducted by Rev. Unangst. Mr. Shelp was a man of sterling qualities and will be greatly missed in this place.


Quaker Lake - The stork paid a visit to our community, leaving a little baby girl with Mr. and Mrs. Leo Walsh.


Lawsville - Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Northrop have moved to Binghamton, where he has a position as motorman.


Forest City - Michael Salajda's fate will rest with jury. Prisoner charged with murder of John Polica in Forest City on the night of October 26th last. It seemed that Polica was paying too much attention to Salajda's wife. Attorneys made brilliant arguments before jury. Closing pleas expected today.


Franklin Forks/Lawsville - Thomas Jefferson Depue, aged 80 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. L. Bailey, at Franklin Forks, on Tuesday, April 11, from heart failure. Deceased was for many years a resident of Fairdale and the funeral will be held from the Fairdale church this afternoon at 1 o'clock and interment made in the cemetery at that place.


April 21 (1911/2011)



Forest City - The jury in the murder trial of Michael Salajda, charged with stabbing to death John Polica, at Forest City, brought in a verdict of manslaughter after being out 23 hours. The jury had considerable difficulty in arriving at a verdict. It is understood that the first ballot was eight for acquittal, three for second degree murder and one for manslaughter. The jury returned to the court room on a later ballot, influencing the action of one: eight for acquittal and four for second degree. On the fifth ballot, which was taken Saturday night, the vote was seven for acquittal and five for second degree murder. No further ballot was taken until Sunday morning, when all the jurors agreed on a verdict of manslaughter. Salajda's attorneys are filing for a new trial based on the fact that the court refused to permit a witness to testify whether or not Polica threatened to go to Salajda's home and assault his wife, or to allow the jury to consider the threats of Polica against Salajda's wife. Saladja is a young man with a good face and his little children, three of them, the oldest not over four years, as they clambered over him and caressed him, made a scene to melt the heart of a stone, particularly if the person with that heart was a father.


Laurel Lake - Clarence Hill has purchased a new runabout. Neighbors have been warned to keep their stock in the back lots.


Little Meadows - Lee Pendleton, of the Owego Free Academy, spent Easter vacation with his parents.


Brooklyn - Mrs. W. L. Sterling entertained a very enjoyable party on Wednesday afternoon of last week. About 16 ladies were present and each wore a calico dress. Rags were sewed for a carpet, and after the day was well spent, Mrs. Sterling served an elaborate supper. Among those present were Mrs. M. J. Kent, Mrs. Alice Craver, Mrs. F. B. Jewett, Mrs. W. W. Palmer, Mrs. J. J. Austin, Mrs. H. H. Craver, Mrs. J. F. Doran, Mrs. Charles Fish, Mrs. Emma Sterling, Mrs. William Cameron, Mrs. A. G. Sterling, Mrs. Ethel Russell, Mrs. Luther Fish, Mrs. Phil Doran.


Uniondale - D. B. Gibson sustained loss by fire on Saturday night, of four horses and three good sized barns, with most of the contents. The barns were located just across the road from Mr. Gibson's dwelling in the borough and the origin of the fire is not known. The chores were done about 5 o'clock before it was necessary to have artificial lights, and the fire was discovered about eight o'clock. A large crowd quickly assembled and a great effort was made to save the horses. The animals were frantic, however, and could not be handled. Only some wagons were secured from the barns, which were joined together, and all soon were enveloped in flames. It was necessary to form a bucket brigade to save the adjoining buildings. The loss will be about $3000 with only $300 insurance. One of the teams had been purchased by Mr. Gibson only last week.


New Milford - Prospects are bright for the tannery to open this spring with a full force of men.


Thompson - The high school closed last Tuesday evening with a first class program. Prof. Albert, of Bloomsburg Normal, gave an up to date address. Mrs. Davis, of Uniondale, sang delightfully and the Thompson orchestra surprised itself and the class--Anna Harpur, Jesse Wilmarth, Hazel Sanford, Floyd Stone and Myrl Stearns--though the youngest class ever graduated from the school, was abreast with former graduates and speaks well for the efficiency of the principal, Miss Pickett, and her fellow teachers.


Lenox - This little town was thrown into quite a good deal of excitement Easter Sunday when the news reached here that Moses Decker, while driving his team home just below Roy Roberts', was suddenly stricken with apoplexy, falling from his wagon. Dr. Haverly was summoned and found life extinct. Neighbors broke the news gently to his aged mother, whom he left an hour before in perfect health.


Montrose - J. Lewis Hart was in Philadelphia recently, where he successfully passed the State Board examinations to practice undertaking in Pennsylvania. ALSO Miss Edith Collins, an orphan, whose father died about two months ago, has come to Montrose where she will make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Nailor, on Grow Avenue. Miss Collins was brought up, since the death of her mother, at the Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, at Cornwall, Pa., which is under the direction of Rev. Mother Katharine Drexel, a wealthy lady who establishes schools for the Negro race. Miss Collins sings soprano and was a member of the convent choir.


Heart Lake - Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jay, of Binghamton, were in town Tuesday and made arrangements with Frank T. Mack to conduct the former Griffing house at Heart Lake the coming summer. The house will be conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Jay as a first-class boarding house and good meals will be served to individuals or parties and a specialty made of Sunday dinners. Mr. Jay formerly ran the Jay Hotel at New Milford and has an established reputation as an excellent hotel man.


Auburn Twp. - The senior class of Auburn High School will hold their commencement at the High School auditorium in that place on April 28th. Miss Luvia Muriel Dunlap is the only graduate for this year, but the junior class that will graduate in another year is a large one. Deputy State Superintendent Reed B. Teitrick, of Harrisburg, will speak.


Harford - The boys in Miss Lupton's room have purchased a football and will soon be doing stunts.


Rush Twp. - Will Kirkhuff met with a serious accident, Wednesday, at Terry's mill, on the Stark lumber tract. Mr. Kirkhuff, Miner Manning and Cyrus Terry were working on the logway and one log started unexpectedly and caught Mr. Kirkhuff, throwing him to one side, causing him to fall, striking his knee on a stone, which split his kneepan. Dr. Hickok reduced the fracture, but advised him to go to the hospital for an operation.


Jackson - The death of David Alonzo Lamb occurred April 13, 1911, aged 78 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter: Chas. Lamb, of Del Rio Texas, Mrs. T. H. (Mattie) Koup and Scott Lamb, of Jackson, two brothers, John Lamb, of Mansfield, Pa., and W. R. Lamb, of Denver Colo. He was one of Jackson's oldest residents, being born here in 1832 and spending his whole life here. His father, David Lamb came to Jackson in 1814, from Vermont, with his grandfather, Major Joel Lamb, a Revolutionary War veteran. He was a charter member of the Jackson M. E. church and a regular attendant as long as he was able to be out.


April 28 (1911/2011)



Montrose - April 23 marked the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Eagle Drug Store and it has the distinction of being the second oldest drug store in Pennsylvania which has been continuously conducted by the same family. A. B. Burns, the founder, who established the business April 23, 1866, was for seven years secretary of the State Pharmaceutical Board. His son, Geo. C. Burns, has ably conducted the business since his death, and has made many improvements. It continues to hold its own with the progress of the age, and the outlook is most favorable for a continued season of prosperity for 45 years and more to come. [Geo. C. Burns ran the store until his death in 1932. His daughter, Helen, then took over the store until it closed in 1981. Helen died in 1983. She was one of 20 women in a student body of 400 at the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical College, graduating in 1919. Her grandfather, Andrew, drove a pharmaceutical wagon at the battle of Antietam during the Civil War. Her father, George, ran the pharmacy in addition to serving as Montrose Postmaster.]


Lenox - While Joe Sinsepaugh was plowing up an old pasture he unearthed twenty-three black snakes. He killed twenty-two out of the number. They measured in length from four to five feet each.


Hallstead - On Friday morning about 10 o'clock, Bert Decker, an employee at the chair factory, met with a painful accident while at work on the band saw. While sawing out a piece of lumber a large sliver of wood was accidentally thrust into the fleshy portion of his hand by the action of the machine. One of his fellow workmen went to his assistance and tried to help him get the sliver out, and while so doing Mr. Decker fainted with the pain and before they could catch him he had fallen to the floor and struck his head on the edge of the machine, cutting a deep gash in the back of his head. After recovering from his fainting turn, he went to a physician's office where he had the injuries attended to.


Burnwood - Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Foster, of Michigan, are visiting his brothers, A. L. and E. R. Foster. This is the first time the brothers have met in forty-seven years.


Bridgewater Twp. - While Mr. and Mrs. Barry Searle and little son, William, were driving near Harrington's Mill, Tuesday afternoon, they experienced what might have proven a terrible accident and to say the least they had a fortunate escape. They were passing the mill at just 6 o'clock when the whistle blew, frightening the horses. The wagon overturned, throwing the occupants out, at the turn leading to the creamery, and Mr. Searle was dragged as far as T. W. Tinker's store. As the whistle stopped blowing the team became manageable. Mrs. Searle was the most injured of the family, suffering a broken ankle and Mr. Searle had an ankle sprained, while the little son luckily escaped with only a few bruises. It has been suggested to us that in blowing the whistles it might save some accidents if a slight sound might be given to notify the passers by with young horses to be on their guard. ALSO Guy Lewis, of Protection, Kansas, is spending some time at Williams' Pond, visiting family.


Harford - The cannon on our town green should be remounted and then set with spikes to keep the small boy from using it for a hobby horse.


Great Bend - J. N. Sackett caught a 4-pound shad in the river last week. This specie of fish has for years been almost extinct so near the headwaters of the Susquehanna.


Susquehanna - Joseph Mulqueen, of Susquehanna, employed in the D & H blacksmith shop in Carbondale, had his leg badly fractured by a heavy piece of machinery falling on it last Friday. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital and amputation of the limb is feared necessary.


Brooklyn - Mrs. Ellen Bailey has returned home after spending the winter with her son, Amos, at Loveland, Colorado.


Dimock - W. J. Cronk has been appointed postmaster here. ALSO Frank Benninger, stone cutter at the large Chase stone quarry, has resumed work again.


Uniondale - Everitt Dimmock, a former resident of this place, died recently in New Mexico. He was a grandson of Eber Dimmock, one of the early settlers of this section.


Forest City - S. Leham is giving the town another metropolitan touch by installing a new street corn popper.


New Milford - Charles Wirth is building a blacksmith shop on his newly purchased property on Main street.


Laceyville - Game Warden W. E. Shoemaker, of Laceyville, was a visitor in Montrose Monday. Mr. Shoemaker has done effective work in the years he has been a game warden, and those inclined to infringe on the laws are frequently caught by the watchful game custodian. He has made such a name for himself that the mere mention of his presence in certain localities is sufficient to bring fear to the hearts of evil doers. There is also less disregard of the laws and his firmness in protecting game and fish has won for him considerable respect. Mr. Shoemaker is a former Montrose resident and has many friends here.


News Briefs - You can't insult a suffragette more than by telling her that she is no gentleman. ALSO The maple syrup harvest has been the richest in several years. Hundreds of gallons taken from trees in this vicinity have found ready market at $1.10 a gallon for the "first run" and $1.00 for the "second run." ALSO The cold, late spring has greatly retarded farmers with their work. Last year a great many farmers had their oats sowed in March, but at this time, the last of April, very few have sown any oats and very little plowing or other work has been done. ALSO All over the country they are taking up the matter of not delivering mail on Sundays. It is a sensible idea. There is no use of a Sunday mail delivery, except in very rare instances, as all business of importance can be transacted by telegraph or telephone and the amount of mail delivered on Sundays is never large. Sunday is intended just as much for a day of rest for the tired postal employee as for any other citizen, and they doubtless need the benefits to be derived from attending church services


Correction - In the Hallstead article of April 14th, 2011, the Herbeck-Demmer Cut Glass factory should have been spelled, Herbeck-Demer.


May 05 (1911/2011)



Wilkes-Barre - If one were to ask what was the most important and principal topic of the age, the ready answer invariably would be Aviation or the calling of the "Bird Men." That the aeroplane has become history in the present period is positively authentic; no other form of locomotion has interested the multitude as have these wizards of the air with their mechanical, fluttering wings and the buzzing motor. Wyoming Valley is to have the opportunity of witnessing all these feasts in the air, at the aviation meeting to be held at the fair grounds at Wilkes-Barre, from May 29 to June 3. The world's most famous aviators are to be assembled at this meeting, including Glen Curtiss, who is the pioneer and dean of aviation, Lincoln Beachy, J. A. D. McCurdy and James Ward.


Royal, Clifford Twp. - George Hankinson, the new proprietor of the Royal House, is introducing new furniture to the house and giving the large lawns and surroundings a pleasant appearance, preparatory to the opening of his house some time in May for summer boarders and the traveling public, and there will be plenty of room for banquet suppers and automobile parties. The hotel is famous for its large spring dancing floor.


Uniondale - L. P. N. and his horse, Tom, are sure to get there, for he is all the time going. We are sure if he would shave his mustache it would make an excellent improvement on him, and Tom would look back with a smile and say, "L. P. I like you better than ever." Has he changed his views in politics? I saw him buy a Republican paper the other evening; of course he may have taken that home to his wife. ALSO G. W. Bayless has bought another Stanley Steamer automobile.


Forest City - Joe Rutcofski, a ten year old boy, was lodged in the lockup Saturday night, charged with stealing a bicycle owned by William Connelly. The little fellow was given a hearing before Squire Morrison and on Monday he was taken to Montrose by Constable Walsh. The lad, when seen by a newsman Saturday night, was sobbing for his mother. He declared that he traded a dictionary for the bicycle with another boy, who he said, had got the machine as a premium for selling blueing. The dictionary belonged to his brother and later he went and got the book back and told the other boy to take his bicycle. The wheel, however, was still in his possession when found, and the other little chap disclaimed any knowledge of it.


Lenoxville - Mrs. C. H. Cook was showing a hen's egg that measured 6 ¾ x 8 ¼". Who can report a larger one than that?


South Gibson - The new proprietor, Mr. Thomas, of the South Gibson Hotel, has been having his glass windows beautifully decorated. C. J. Keech was the decorator. The Uniondale Hotel windows are also done by the same party.


Hallstead - Work on the glass factory is progressing rapidly. All the machinery has been shipped and in a few days the men will begin to set up the different machines. Representatives of the Bell Telephone Co. and of the Electric Light Co. are busy wiring the building for the installation of lights and telephone service.


Thompson - George Mead, who moved into George Croser's house in the township a few weeks ago, died there last Monday after a lingering illness, at the age of 72 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and had a good record. He is survived by a widow, three sons, William, Frank and Lewis, residing in southern New York, and two daughters, Mrs. Lou Prentice and Mrs. Douane Lee, of Comfort's Pond. The funeral was held at the house Friday a.m., conducted by the Rev. E. C. Layton. Comrades acted as bearers. Interment at Brandt.


Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. -J. N. Austin and wife went up to Franklin Forks, Thursday, to see Mr. E. A. Webster, who is having a serious time with measles. His many friends in this place hope soon to hear of his recovery.


Herrick Center - We witnessed the sad spectacle yesterday of a double funeral, when Miles and Edward Tanner, the four and six year old sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tanner, of Lakeview, were borne to the town cemetery. The boys were drowned in a new well that had been dug not far from where the Tanners live. They were found several hours after they had left home to play. The earth around the well showed evidence of having given way as the children peered down the well. Little footprints led the searchers to the well and their bodies were brought to the surface. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, both children being bright little fellows and were not only greatly loved by their parents, but also by the residents of the neighborhood. Mr. Tanner was badly injured some months ago at the Avery saw mill in New Milford, and has not entirely recovered.


Middletown - Daniel Fitzgerald has gone to Plainsboro, N. J., where he has accepted a position with the Walker Gordon Laboratory Co. Lawrence Coleman has purchased a chicken farm at Plainsboro, N. J. and will take possession May 1.


Montrose - Fred Stilson, who has charge of the ice cream department at the Lyon's restaurant, commenced making ice cream this week, the first of the season. Fred has the art of making ice cream "down-to-the-minute," having had several years experience in this line.


Franklin Forks - If the person who was seen taking a linen duster from a carriage, Sunday evening, in front of W. L. Bailey's barn, will please return it, there will be no more trouble made.


New Milford - Susquehanna County friends of Harry McMillan, son of the late Donald McMillan, one of the best known men of the county during his generation, will be pleased to learn that he has again been nominated for the high office of mayor of the city of Minneapolis. Mr. McMillan will be remembered in Montrose as having lived at the home of his uncle, the late A. M. Bullard, county superintendent of schools, and Susquehanna people will also remember him as a salesman with M. H. Eisman, the Susquehanna clothier, who is now senior partner in the firm of Eisman & Hersch, at Susquehanna. Harry has been mayor of the city for five years and a rattling good one. The city has prospered and gone forward in the past five years, keeping Minneapolis a clean, moral, residence town.


Susquehanna - John Ferguson, Attorney-at-Law, has announced himself as a candidate for the office of District Attorney. F. M. Gardiner, of Forest City, Selden Munger and C. L. VanScoten, of Montrose, have also announced.


May 12 (1911/2011)



Susquehanna - The legislature has granted an appropriation of $5,000 to the Barnes Hospital at Susquehanna. The amount asked was $6,500. This hospital is doing an excellent work and is deserving of better support by the State, although with this assistance and the amount paid for treating local cases it can exist.


Hop Bottom - C. H. Kellum is making arrangements to move his family of two children to Philadelphia where he will reside with his son Lyman.


Montrose - D. V. Gardiner, chairman of the Street and Sidewalk Committee of the borough council, has ordered 12 barrels of "Dustoline" with which to treat the road on Pubic avenue. This amount has been ordered merely as a test, and if it is satisfactory an application will be made on Church street, and possibly the upper portion of South Main in the business district. It is claimed for "Dustoline" that it is white, unlike crude oil that is used in some localities, will not adhere to the shoes and be tracked into homes, despoiling carpets, etc., and arousing ire in the heart of the busy housewife; it has no smell of obnoxious nature, and will not damage rubber tires on automobiles and other vehicles. Dust on the business streets has been a nuisance much of the time during the summer months, and if it can be abated it will work untold benefit to the residents and give a better opinion of the town to visitors.


West Auburn - Supervisor Baker, with his men, is busy working on the roads these days. Mr. Baker has had signs put up at every cross road, so that travelers will know which way to go without having to stop and inquire.


Forest City - Michael Salajda, slayer of John Palica in Forest City on October 26th last, was sentenced by Judge Little to an indeterminate sentence of from three to twelve years. Providing Salajda's behavior is good, his term of imprisonment will be comparatively short and he will doubtless be released at the end of three years.


Harford - Class of nine is graduated. The class consisted of four boys and five girls, Margaret E. Warren, Mary L. Gow, Mildred E. Forsythe, Mae E. Tiffany, Julia C. Stearns, and Russell E. Carey, Eldridge H. Shoup, Olin L. Mittan and Wendell H. Phillips.


Ararat Summit - Miss Mayme Gleason, of New Milford, is teaching at the Hobbs district school; Miss Eliza Foote, at the Brook school and Miss Electia Potter at the Burnwood school. ALSO The Ararat post office was changed from the store of J. L. Wademan to the store of Leon W. Potter, the newly appointed postmaster, on Friday.


Brooklyn - F. B. Jewett has the hotel barn, which he is building to accommodate the Brooklyn Hotel, nearly finished and painted. It will be a fine barn, 32 x 42 feet, with a basement under the whole barn, and when finished will fill a long felt want for a place to care for public horses.


Hallstead - On Monday, May 8th, Mrs. Hattie E. Loomis began delivering ice for the summer season to her many customers. ALSO - The employees of the American Chair Mfg. Co. are working six hours a day at present with a half holiday on Saturday afternoon.


Uniondale - We recently looked into the cow barn of an up-to-date farmer, whose cows are in the finest shape and the stables as clean as some people's houses, yes cleaner. John White deserves this credit, and a good deal more. If John keeps on, perhaps some of these slow, easy going farmers will take notice and clean up some.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - Dad Brooks was out with his rubber tire road wagon on Sunday last trying some of the new roads he has been helping to build for the past few days.


Watrous Corners - Sulky plows are all the go here. John Crossen, Chas. McKinney and Myron Bissell have just purchased them.


Scranton - Walter Oakley, of Scranton, formerly of Montrose, goes to Europe soon, where he will spend two months as chauffeur for C. S. Woolworth.


Thompson - Robert Davidson, of Thompson and Mrs. Evangeline Hawkins, of Carbondale, were married at the M. E. Parsonage, at Tunkhannock, April 26, 1911. The young bride was the daughter of Theodore Carpenter, of Uniondale. They made the trip in an automobile, but there was one less in the party when they returned, for the two were made one. Yes, we will take a cigar. Thank you!


Company of 85 is Reduced to 10 - Co. H. 4th Pennsylvania Reserves Infantry will celebrate its 50th anniversary of their departure for the seat of war, June 13, 1911. Co. H was the first company mustered in the volunteer service from Susquehanna County. But 10 remain of the 85 of the original members of Co. H, they being as follows: Capt. A. T. Sweet, Harford; Lieut. L. P. Gay, Montrose, Sergt. Maj. R. S. Searle, Montrose; Sergt. M. H. Van Scoten, Montrose; Corp. Geo. Woodruff, Montrose; Musician Chas. A. Kenyon, New Milford; John L. Smith, West Auburn; John Anderson, Arlington, Kansas; Wm. Trippler, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Calvin P. Gay, Sayre, Pa.


County Jail - Frank Tallon, who was serving a sentence in the County jail, made good his escape by scaling the wall in one of the yards last Saturday afternoon and leisurely walked up Lake Avenue and his apparent lack of concern caused people to think that he had completed his time. He took the road to Franklin Forks and after a short interruption by some Montrose gentlemen, hied to the woods and has not been seen since. He would have enjoyed his liberty, anyway, in a few days.


News Brief - More and more are the home-made garments being displaced with the ready-made ones. There's a saving in time and a saving in money and the creations of the ready to wear manufacturers are so neat, original and well-fitting that many are attracted thereby.


May 19 (1911/2011)



Montrose - David L. Robinove, who has sold goods from the wagon for the past dozen years, finds that his health is such as to necessitate his giving up the road soon and has an announcement in another column relative to disposing of his present stock. He will visit all his regular customers again and will be at home Saturdays. Mr. Robinove has built up a large trade and his many friends will regret to not only learn of his ill health, but also that he is to discontinue his trips. ALSO Harry McKeeby, who has been the fireman on the L. & M. for the past year, was "bumped" Monday by another fireman, older in point of service than Mr. McKeeby, and the new man came on and worked one day, when he concluded he did not like the run, and threw up his job, going back to the farm. Mr. McKeeby had just leased a house for a year, and his friends hope he may be left here. The matter is uncertain, as the run will now likely be advertised.


East Kingsley - There was quite a brigade of fire fighters Sunday afternoon on Wesley Sloat's hill. There was a fire started in the slashing about 4 pm, and it raged fearfully, but the men in this vicinity and Kingsley were soon on hand and had it subdued about dark. It is a mystery how it got started, but we all feel if it was an incendiary's work [and] the prison bars ought to be his windows. ALSO G. L. Palmer has been doing a fine job of painting and papering for Mrs. E. E. Titus, especially the graining in the dining room.


Thompson - Ernest S. Potter and Linn Spencer have bought out C. R. King, who has run a hardware business for some years on Jackson St. The new firm is Potter & Spencer. The young men were raised in Thompson and have the best wishes of all for their success. ALSO There are five automobiles owned in Thompson now, and we may say that there is much dust in the air these Sunday afternoons.


Clifford - Uriah Ridgeway, veteran of the Civil War, and a lifelong resident of Clifford, died May 9, 1911. He was a member of Post 307, Grand Army of the Republic, having served three years as private in Company A, 107th Reg't, PA Volunteers. He is survived by the following children: C. W. Ridgeway, East Benton; Mrs. Edward Sherwood, Fishville, NY; Mrs. Charles Decker, Susquehanna; Mrs. Chester Ross, Clark's Summit; Elmer S. Ridgeway, Lenoxville and U. G. Ridgeway, Honesdale.


Flynn, Middletown Twp. - At the last meeting of the Old Maids Thimble Club, the older members being present, this question was raised: "At what age an old maid gave up all hopes of matrimony?" There being one present, nearly 80 years, it was thought surely that the question would be settled for good, but she said they would have to ask some one older than her.


Hallstead - On Sunday afternoon, about four o'clock, the fire alarm was sounded from the shop whistle and after a hard run to the scene it was found to be in the home of Conductor Edward Stack, on lower Main St. When the fire company reached the house the fire seemed to be chiefly confined to the roof, but with the aid of a bucket brigade it was kept partly under control until the arrival of the fire company and they soon had a stream playing on the flames and they were soon under control without very much damage being done. The fire was started by a passing passenger engine throwing a spark from the engine onto the roof and as the building is situated quite close to the track the blaze was soon started and this seems to be a common occurrence.


Niven - Mrs. Alvin Button has sold her farm bordering on Card Lake to parties from Scranton. They will erect a new house and make other improvements around the lake.


Choconut Valley - A tornado struck this Valley on Friday, about 4 pm, doing considerable damage. The worst was on the places of P. Dean and C. E. Chamberlain, where it uprooted a large number of trees in each orchard, also breaking many limbs of other trees. A large elm, which had stood the blasts of probably 100 years, was also uprooted. A woodshed, which Mr. Dean had just completed, was carried several feet from its foundation.


Lenox - News was received of the death of John Cameron, at Bradford, McKeen Co., Pa. He was a former resident of this place and was a member of Co. B, 177th Regiment during the Civil War and of Capt. Lyons Post, G.A.R., of Glenwood.


Harford - Dirt Road Jones, as they call E. E. Jones, of Harford, is trying to get an appropriation to be turned over to the supervisors to be used on all roads. The Sproul bill enumerates some 700 miles of road that will cost about $10,000 a mile, but what will become of the other 90,000 miles of road? The Jones bill provides something for all of the roads. ALSO Lieut. Andrew Smith, of the U. S. Army, a former Harford Soldier's Orphan School boy, is located at Fort Houston, Texas


North Jackson - The ground is being broken and the foundation being laid for the building of an annex to the North Jackson Methodist church. The laying of the cornerstone will be observed with appropriate services on Tuesday afternoon, June 6.


Lynn, Springville Twp. - Miss Meta Greenwood will open an ice cream parlor in the late Donald Tiffany's photographic studio, on Saturday afternoon and evening, May 20.


Fair Hill and Fairdale - Temperance meetings, under auspices of [the] County W.C.T.U. and County Remonstrance Committee, will be held Sunday, May 21, at the following places: At Fair Hill M. E. church in the afternoon at the regular hour, and at the Fairdale church in the morning, at the regular hour. Rev. J. A. Hudgins will address both meetings. Subject: "Barabbas, the Robber."


Bridgewater Twp. - Boys searching along the shores of Lake Mont Rose have found many fine Indian arrowheads the past few weeks. One boy picked up four perfectly formed arrowheads one afternoon recently.


Forest City - Frank Norvick, age 16, was brought to Montrose on Wednesday afternoon and placed in jail, charged with throwing a tin can at a child named Miehle, cutting him on the head. At a hearing before a local justice a short term was given him. It would seem as though almost too many boys were being sent to Montrose from Forest City on trivial charges and that a stiff reprimand by the justice would produce the same effect. A little fellow, 10 years old, was put in jail a few weeks ago, charged with some mischievous prank. The boy's father wrote Atty. F. A. Davies and placed the matter in his hands, Mr. Davies securing the boy's release on habeas corpus proceedings. When the boy was let out he showed little evidence of viciousness, if any, and was several times on the verge of tears. "Frank" took up a collection to pay the boy's fare home, donated his legal services and seemed satisfied with the case.


May 26 (1911/2011)



Forest City - William Healey, the 8 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Healey, was drowned in the McLoughlin pond while swimming with a number of companions Tuesday morning. The little fellow went to the pond at about 11 o'clock and soon after plunging in, sank to the bottom, his companions being unable to save him. The pond was dragged and the body recovered at about 12:30 pm. A brother and sister also survive him.


Montrose - Leon P. Chesley, employed in Miller's barber shop, has been granted a patent on an advertising sign that is of very ingenious construction and on which Mr. Chesley has been working for some time. The sign is cylindrical, rotating horizontally and perpendicularly, simultaneously on the same stand, a principle which inventors and dealers have been working for years to solve. Around the barrel of the sign are a number of people properly attired to suit the wishes of the advertiser, alternately changing with the wording: Compare yourself with the man below. Below is a mirror and you are it. The idea is to show you as you really are and as you might be if you wore Arrow brand collars or a Knox derby, etc. A responsible firm has offered Mr. Chesley $17,000 for the patent rights, but he has not yet accepted. Chesley says he has other ideas in his head that he is working out.


Hallstead - The Hallstead High school graduated a class of six students at the Clune opera house, Wednesday evening, as follows: Edith Corwin, Nora V. Callow, Mary B. Knoeller, Lucy M. Van Wormer, Floyd H. Watkins and Robert F. Wells. Rev. A. B. Browe, pastor of the Baptist church, delivered the commencement address. ALSO At the Clune Hotel about 75 people, nearly all automobilists, took dinner recently. Mr. Clune conducts one of the most up to date hostelries in this part of the state and is progressive with a big P, and these things are appreciated by the traveling public.


Auburn Twp. - Elmer B. Lacey, of Union, NY, visited relatives here during the past week. Mr. Lacey formerly resided here, where he did an extensive business in silo manufacturing. He has continued this work in Union, and there are many who consider the Lacey silos the best on the market. To supply the demand in this vicinity, he is making provisions to erect a large number during the coming summer. ALSO In Auburn Center, on Saturday, while Ziba Lott was getting ready to go to Meshoppen, the horses became frightened and started to run. His little boy was in the wagon and was thrown under the horses' feet and seriously injured, having a bad gash on the back of his head and being otherwise cut and bruised. Dr. Harrison was called and under his treatment the boy is improving nicely. Considerable damage was done to the wagon and harness.


South Gibson - Mrs. Earl Davis and sister, Miss Wilmot Warren, left here May 23 for a trip to England to visit their parents, brothers and sisters. Mrs. Davis came to this country at the age of 11 years and has been here over 20 years, during which time two brothers and one sister have followed her to this country.


Alford - Archie Betts, Jay Sickler, Wm. Snow and Ralph Case were fishing at Upper Lake last Thursday night and came home with a lot of bullheads.


Susquehanna - One prominent member of the Board of Trade purchases a large portion of his supplies from Sears, Roebuck and Co., of Chicago. Another can only get satisfactory printing done in Binghamton. Still others buy their groceries and provisions at wholesale in New York city. And all of them are loud in advocating a bigger and better Susquehanna. Their motto is "do as I say, not as I do."


New Milford - W. Harding, of New York city, a tourist, is in town with a Metallurgique car made in Belgium, costing $12,000.


Little Meadows - Christine DeKay left Monday for Binghamton where she has accepted a position.


Harford - A slight shower on Tuesday evening did refreshing work in our section at least. Old timers say never within their memory have we had such extreme hot weather in the month of May.


Uniondale - Parents take notice: you should keep your children in your yard during play hours. I rode with a gentleman the other day and almost ran over two boys playing with a little wagon in the middle of the road. It is a common occurrence for children to hit horses with stones and sticks. Parents watch your children a little and you may soon see what they are at, and you may some day feel well paid for this little bit of advice.


Kingsley - Accommodations for the traveling public at Kingsley, where they can find board, lodging and stabling at the first door back of the postoffice.


Springville - Homer Young is agent for the Maxwell automobile. He recently took a trip to Philadelphia, with a purchaser of one of that make, last week. A couple of agents were here demonstrating a new machine. Many in the town had a fine ride, thanks to Mr. Young.


West Lenox - Measles, fishing and planting potatoes are the order of the day. ALSO In Lenox Twp., Frank Brundage, of Scranton, recently purchased the Killean and Titus farms and during the past few days has been setting out a large number (about 1100) of fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach and quince bushes.


Dimock - Andrew Conrad now drives the large Cooksley mule to and from the milk station daily, drawing nearly as large a load as must of the double teams of Dimock.


News Briefs - Operators in telephone exchanges can usually tell an hour or two ahead of time whether or not a thunder shower is approaching. While in the Commonwealth telephone exchange Tuesday afternoon, the chief operator asked a Republican reporter if he thought there was going be a shower. Looking weather-wise and seeing that there were no clouds in sight he ventured the remark that it didn't look much like a shower. "The electricity is coming in over the wires," was the reply, "and they are getting storms somewhere, and it is likely we will soon." The crackle of wires was ominous and a couple of hours later mutterings of thunder told of the approaching shower. It's a wise person who carries an umbrella if he sees the "telephone girls" carry one. ALSO List of new music just received: (12 cents a copy) Honey Love, Nightingale, That was Before I Met You, That Paradise Rag.


June 02 (1911/2011)



North Jackson - The laying of the corner stone of the annex on the North Jackson M. E. church will take place June 6, at 2 p.m., with appropriate services. Rev. J. S. Crompton, of Providence, will deliver the address. Dist. Supt. Rev. L. C. Murdock, Rev. B. R. Hanton and others will also take part. Every Sunday school scholar is especially urged to be present as this annex is to be used as a Sunday School Room.


Forest City - Benjamin F. Maxey was appointed by Judge R. B. Little as the first mine inspector of the newly created eighth mining district comprising the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne and Sullivan. Mr. Maxey was the only one of the four candidates to qualify, three other candidates from the Scranton region taking the examination. The candidates were required to answer a list of 100 questions pertaining to mining, at least 90%, of which must be answered correctly. Mr. Maxey has been a resident of Forest City the greater part of his life. For 25 years he had been a mine foreman and for some years has held the position of inside foreman at No. 2 shaft. He opened the first mine at Forest City and all the mines which have since been opened.


Montrose - M. S. Dessauer, on Saturday, closed his dry goods store after being continuously in business for the past 47 years. His wish was to round out a full half century, but he was prevailed upon by his family to retire and enjoy his remaining years free from business cares. Mr. Dessauer's head clerk, William Beck, is to go into business for himself, handling a line of clothing, dry goods and carpets. Mr. Beck worked in the Dessauer store more than thirty years.


Heart Lake - The resort is now open for the season of 1911. The resort has been much improved and is now in first class condition for picnics, excursions, house parties, reunions, etc. On Memorial Day a large number visited the lake and enjoyed boating and fishing. In the evening Proprietor Frank T. Mack opened the season with a dance in the pavilion which was well patronized by the young folks.


Susquehanna - A young Italian woman named Angelo, while picking coal on the Erie tracks here, last Saturday morning, was ground to death under the wheels of the cars. Her head was severed from her body, falling through a trestle to the road below, both legs were severed and the body terribly mangled. It is believed she was under a car picking coal, when another car was shunted down and she was unable to crawl from beneath the wheels. She was married only a few months ago.


Harford - The old veterans gathered at Odd Fellows Hall Sunday morning and were escorted by a large body of Odd Fellows to the Congregational church, where they listened to an eloquent memorial sermon by Rev. F. G. Webster. The church was filled with citizens gathered to do honor to the surviving few. The following old soldiers were present: Capt. A. T. Sweet, Dr. Brundage, William Patterson, L. Hawley, T. M. Maynard, Wm. Ira Carpenter, E. R. Flint, Charles Felton and Mason Richardson.


Kingsley - Dr. E. M. Carpenter, of Mexico, but recently of Jersey City Heights, arrived in town Tuesday to visit his brother, H. E. Carpenter. ALSO W. W. Wilmarth and son are moving the Horace Sweet house from the Sweet farm, lately purchased by them, to their home farm for a tenant house.


Herrick Center - Nelson Tonkin and family arrived from California Monday, after an absence of over seven years. Friends and relatives here welcome them cordially.


Ainey - Percy Ballantine, of South Montrose, while returning from Scranton with a large truck automobile, got ditched hear Frank Taylor's. He was assisted by Eddie Millard and Olin Taylor, who with their teams drew the car onto solid ground, and Mr. Ballantine and men returned the next morning and took it home. [Mr. Ballantine is constructing barns, lighting plants, etc., on the 600 acre farm--specifically a large horse barn, the building for the water system and the building for the lighting system. Among the contracts to be let will be the large buildings for the use of the dairy, cows, etc. The property later became known as the Louden Hill Farm. Mr. Ballantine was the founder of P. Ballantine & Sons brewery and built his summer home at this location.]


Springville - The last train south on Sunday broke a couple of rails at this point. The section men were hastily called and soon got the track in shape for the train to proceed. ALSO In Niven, Springville Twp., Mrs. Sarah Palmiter, for many seasons past, has had the prettiest lawn of anyone for many miles around, flowers of all kinds being in great abundance at all seasons.


Rush - Mrs. Benjamin Anderson has opened an ice cream parlor at her home in the Almira Smith house. She handles first-class factory cream.


Auburn Four Corners - Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Darrow, of Binghamton, with their four daughters, visited at the home of Mrs. Fred Russell on Saturday, remaining until Tuesday. Mr. Darrow made the trip in two hours with his new touring car.


Hallstead - Memorial Day was appropriately observed by the Civil War Veterans, Spanish War Veterans, Odd Fellows and Red Men of this place.


Uniondale - This writer did his best to find out how far this town can go back in years, and found that it is as old as any in the county. There is no whipping post now but something like a twin brother. A certain man, who does not keep a horse to our knowledge, went to borrow one from a certain family to make a trip of about one mile, so he said. The horse did not return at the time he should have, so the owner tried to locate his whereabouts and found that the fake driver had driven him a great many miles instead of only driving to the railroad station as bargained. The owner of this fine young horse sent his wife and she found the animal tied, hitched to a wagon, when this certain man had just told he was in the stable and well cared for. She saw by the looks of the horse that he had had most unkind usage. Quick as a flash she got a rawhide buggy whip and put it on the fellow for certain. This is just what he should have had long ago, only much harder. There is an old saying, "every dog has his day." We wish there were more ladies like her living in our town, to repeat the same treatment.


News Brief - Too many political platforms are made up of gang planks.


June 09 (1911/2011)



Heart Lake - Frank Hutner, of Toronto, a large manufacturer of children's coats and capes, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Robinove last week. Mr. Hutner used to be a peddler in this locality, making headquarters for two or three years at W. A. Brown's, at Heart Lake, and will be remembered by a great many of the people he used to visit. But the road was not to hold him long, for he went to New York and began the manufacturing of children's garments, and met with instant success. He continued in New York for some time but when competition became severe, he left the field to the other fellows, and established his plant in Toronto, where he finds conditions much more favorable and today is firmly established with a good business. The boy who works, waits, and saves, and has added to these qualities, that of honesty, has always a chance for a place high upon the ladder in life's race, while the boy who does not make the most of is opportunities, must, and rightly remain near the bottom.


Brooklyn - All interested are requested to be present next Tuesday evening, June 13, at the final meeting of Rising Sun Company, No. 59, Order of American Boys. The Order was discontinued in favor of the Boy Scouts, on June 1. A means of disposing of the property will be decided on.


Thompson - Ralph A. Howard, one of the most prominent residents of Thompson and for many years secretary of the borough council, dropped dead on the street in front of his residence about 9 o'clock Saturday, June 3. Mr. Howard had not been well for some time and last night had a fainting spell but was feeling a great deal better this morning and started to go to town and had just got out on the street when he suddenly sank to the sidewalk and was dead before assistance could reach him.


Royal - Miss Hankinson, of Carbondale, Hotel Royal's Landlady's daughter, was in town Saturday and Sunday. She made our little town interesting with her vocal and instrumental music, while here. She is certainly a wonderful singer for a girl of her age. ALSO Royal is to be head quarters for City Auto parties this summer and fall.


Ararat - Our old and highly respected veteran, Geo. Burman, attended to placing the flags on the soldier's graves in Ararat cemetery. This has been Mr. Burman's duty for a number of years; still he is along in his seventy's. The work is done with the same neatness as years ago. [George H. Burman enlisted in Co. A, 56th Regiment on Oct. 4, 1861. He was captured at Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862.]


Great Bend - The citizens of Hallstead and Great Bend are planning for a home coming welcome for the Hon. James T. DuBois, who has been the representative of the United States Government at Singapore for the past two years and now expects to arrive at his home in Hallstead about June 15th.


Susquehanna - While at work in the Erie roundhouse Friday, Patrick O'Brien, employed in the truck gang, had his leg caught between two wheels and was badly pinched. ALSO Robert W. Phillips, an Erie fireman, residing at Susquehanna, met with a serious accident at Ararat Summit last Friday morning. Mr. Phillips, in attempting to board his engine, missed his footing and fell beneath the wheels of the pony truck, which crushed the right leg. The injured man was taken to the S. H. Barnes Hospital. Erie Surgeon, C. D. Washburn, found that the member was so badly crushed that amputation above the ankle was necessary. Mr. Phillips is an industrious young man with a family.


Hop Bottom - Miss Christine Mathewson, of Factoryville, is giving instrumental music lessons to a class of about 15 pupils in this place, this week. Miss Mathewson is a graduate of music from Keystone Academy.


Bennett's Corners - Clarence Taylor and wife, of Lynn, were through here in his new auto and gave some of his friends a ride. The week previous Homer Young and R. L. Avery went to Philadelphia and brought up the new auto purchased by Mr. Taylor. It is a Maxwell, for which Mr. Young is agent.


Rushboro - Martha and Hazel LaRue, who have been attending State Normal school at Mansfield, have returned to their home here.


South Auburn - A young man who visits at South Auburn, semi-occasionally, left his horse in the church shed. Apparently the horse thought the visit too long, for it broke its fastenings and went home, a distance of two miles, without a driver, where it was found with everything all safe when the young man reached there.


Dimock - Several people from here attended the large barn raising at John Blakeslee's, near Springville, on Saturday.


New Milford - On June 7 occurred the marriage of Homer VanCott and Edna Chapman. ALSO - C. A. Garland, while working in Whitney's crate factory, had the misfortune to have his hand partially cut off. Mr. Garland is an elderly man and the shock was severely felt.


Silver Lake - The [pupils] of the Lady Jane Grey school of Binghamton were here for their annual outing last week.


Forest City - While playing ball in the valley, in the rear of his home, 10 year old Lester Clark was bitten in the leg by a dog belonging to a foreigner. The wound was promptly cauterized and the dog shot. Very proper treatment, all round.


South Montrose - If you see some distinguished looking people riding around the streets of Montrose in automobiles, you may take them for Americanized Chinese or Japanese; you will probably think they are members of distinguished families, who are here studying American customs, or in some scientific research. In all of which and other guesses, you will be mistaken. The fact is, they are Japanese servants at the Ballantine home, and they are clean, sensible and intelligent looking people.


Deaths of Civil War Veterans - Henry W. Linderman, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward P. Munger, Lake Ave., Montrose. When but a boy he answered his country's call to arms, and at the close of the Civil war was Captain of a battery of artillery attached to an Ulster Co., NY Regiment. Chas A. Carter died at LeRaysville, May 20, 1911, late of Co. H., 4th Pa. Reserve Infantry and 35th Regt. Pa. Volunteers., aged 72. He lived near Rushville nearly all his life. Daniel Hawley died near Evan's Falls, Wyoming Co., April 12, 1911, age 83 years, late member of Co. H, 4th Regt., Pa. Reserve Infantry. He lived nearly all his life near Montrose.


June 16 (1911/2011)



Heart Lake - The severe electrical storm of Saturday night cut a very curious, as well as disastrous prank, at the fine residence of Charles Bullard, near Heart Lake. The house was damaged more or less in every room, great patches of plaster being ripped off, and the fact that it was not burned down is a mystery. As it was, it caught fire in a couple of places, but the fire was extinguished before any damage from that source was done. When it was found that no one was badly injured, Mr. Bullard went to the roof where he found a large, gapping hole, about 2 ft. x 4 ft. made by the lightning. The roof had ignited at this point but he was able to put it out. It is said that every room had damage and some fires started but were extinguished.


Forest City - Peter Petrus and Miss Anna Mikuljak were married in the Greek Catholic church by Rev. V. Buscovage, June 3, 1911.


New Milford - The Robinson-Sittenfeld Tanning Co. commenced running regularly and the sound of the whistle that has been silent for many years is welcome to the ears of all our citizens. Since the new company took charge of the business many improvements have been added that will enable them to handle a large amount of leather. It is the intention of the company to enlarge the business as fast as practicable. With the high grade of leather produced by this tannery we believe it will in a short time be one of the large industries in this section.


East Lenox - A. E. Snyder was in Montrose the latter part of last week delivering flowers and plants raised at his green houses. Mr. Snyder and his father, Eldridge Snyder, deal extensively in hot house plant of all kinds and have developed a large trade in the eastern end of the county and also in Lackawanna Co.


Rush - Howard VanDyke's team became frightened while coming to the creamery one morning this week. As they were coming down the steep hill by E. Granger's, Mr. VanDyke and son were thrown out of the wagon and the team traversed Postmaster Granger's garden, tramping down some of the weeds. The wagon was damaged somewhat.


Thompson - In the electric storms of Saturday and Sunday nights, Fred Tyler, of Wrighter Hill, lost two valuable cows and Wm. Slocum of West Thompson had four high grade cows killed by the lightning.


South Ararat - Willard Spence, of Thompson, passed through this place on his motorcycle on Thursday.


Niven, Springville Twp. - During the severe storm of Saturday night last, lightning struck the residence of Byron Oakley, near Niven, ripping siding off the house and playing the curious prank of tearing door casings out and opening doors, and also tearing out window casings and throwing the windows out without breaking the glass.


Brooklyn - H. A. McKinney has started a meat and green goods market and from the looks and neat appearance of everything and the puffs the citizens given him, we bespeak a splendid business for him. ALSO Frank Merrill, of W. Brooklyn, has one of the finest, if not the best, water supply in the county. At the fountain head or spring a large and never failing one, he has built a concrete reservoir that holds 1500 gallons. The water supplies his mother's house, thence to his own house, and then to his milk house and barn, with concrete water tanks. He can put in 28 large 40 qt. cans if he chooses and water so cold that he does not have to use any ice to cool his milk and in the winter on stormy days, he can water his stock without taking them out of his large basement barn. But to know how nice it is, you want to stop and have a chat with Frank, and see for yourself.


Great Bend - Frank Gifford, Jr., encountered a large rattlesnake near Smoky Hollow and after a short battle he came out victorious. He brought his snakeship to town and the animal was on exhibit in Chas. M. Hamlin's show window in the afternoon where he was viewed by many people. The striped gentleman carried 13 rattles and an overcoat button for his protection.


Montrose - Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the departure of Co. H., 4th PA Reserve Infantry, the first company to leave Montrose, and of the ten survivors remaining of the 85 who marched away June 13, 1865, seven answered to roll call. They were: Lieut. James P. Gay, Sergt. Maj. R. S. Searle, Sergt. M. H. VanScoten, Corp. George E. Woodruff, of Montrose, Musician C. A. Kenyon of New Milford, Wm. K. Trippler, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Calvin S. Gay, of Sayre. A letter was read from Capt. A. T. Sweet, of Harford, expressing his regret that he could not attend owing to his serious illness. John Anderson, of Arlington, Kansas, and John L. Smith of West Auburn, was unable to be present much to the regret of their comrades. Co. H. has a record of which it may well be proud, and listed are some of the more important engagements in which they participated: Drainsville, Va., Dec. 20, 1861; Mechanicsville, June 26,1862; Gaines Mill, June 27,1862; Charles City Crossroad, June 30, 1862; Malvern Hill, July, 1862; Second Bull Run, Aug. 28-30, 1862; South Mountain, Md., Sept. 14, 1862; Antietam, Sept. 16-17, 1862; Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Because of fearful casualties, the company being reduced from 85 to 27 they were relieved from service and sent to the defense of Washington, Feb. 16, 1863. Twenty-five of the 27 re-enlisted to serve three years or until the end of the war, participating in many more battles, serving under Gen. Crook.


Susquehanna - Charles Oscar Jonnson, a native of Sweden, and who had resided in Tacoma, Wash., was run over and instantly killed by an Erie switch engine in charge of H. C. Pettis, on Tuesday afternoon. The engine was going down a heavy grade and although the engineer blew the whistle and applied the brakes, the engine could not be stopped until it had passed over the man's body. The man either did not hear the whistle or intentionally remained on the track, as there was plenty of time for him to get out of danger, had he desired. His wife, from cards in his pockets, resides at Finn, Colo.


June 23 (1911/2011)



Hallstead - Last Friday afternoon Hon. & Mrs. James T. DuBois were given a great welcome by between 2 and 3 thousand friends on their arrival home from Singapore, Malay Peninsula, where Mr. DuBois has been the United States consul for the past two years. Upon their arrival at the station they were met with hearty cheers and warm handclasps and a parade was formed with automobiles, a company of young men on horseback, school children dressed in white carrying flags and hundreds of people on foot. Proceeding to the park on the riverbank, Rev. A. B. Herr, pastor of the Hallstead Presbyterian church, delivered an address of welcome on the return of Susquehanna's distinguished citizen and his beloved wife. Mr. DuBois responded giving many interesting experiences met with in the consular service and travel in distant lands and expressed his joy in returning to his native heath in words that brought tears to the eyes of many.


Heart Lake - The following people have opened their cottages for the season: Mrs. Safford, Miss Spencer, of Pittston, Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Lyons, of Montrose, and Levi Campbell, of Binghamton.


Alford Station - The Lackawanna station was burned to the ground Tuesday night. No one was in he building at the time, the night operator not coming on duty until midnight, and as the town has no means of fighting fire the flames had gained such headway when discovered that it was impossible to save it. The building was a substantial, commodious structure and was erected about 20 years ago when the Montrose branch was put through. It is believed that the crossing of an electric light wire with a telegraph wire, in Montrose, caused the conflagration, the electricity being carried over the wire into the station and igniting the woodwork. At Nicholson the effects of the wire being charged were shown, the operator in the tower being hurled across the room by the force of the current, but not seriously injured. An investigation in Montrose showed the electric lines to be in contact with telephone and telegraph wires.


Brooklyn - Mrs. E. M. Lowry was in town this week in the interest of the New York Tribune fresh air fund. She desires that a number of the good people of Brooklyn will open their homes and hearts for some of these poor children of the tenements in New York city. AND June 18 marked the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gere.


Silver Lake - In the storm recently three grand old hemlock trees were struck by lightning and totally destroyed. This will make quite a bland space on the lakeshore. The crash and tearing of the wood was heard at some distance.


Auburn - Thomas Cadden killed a black snake that was 6 feet 10 inches in length. The reptile was dispatched in the vicinity of the Cadden chicken coops and was engaged in inspecting the quality of Spring chickens being raised. AND In West Auburn chauffeurs are to take notice! Be sure to light the lamps on your autos before it gets dark, or you will be reported and prosecuted.


Herrick Center - Jud Walker had seven cows killed by lightning during the recent storms.


Broome County, N.Y. - They boast of 68 miles of macadamized roads outside the cities and borough. By the end of the year, with the road building, the mileage will increase to 81.


Elk Lake - Messrs. Russell Mink, Max Thorpe and Roger Lane, students at Yale, are guests of Frank E. Morris, a student at that college. They have been spending the week at the Morris cottage at Elk Lake.


Scranton - The 45th G. A. R. encampment was largely attended, more than 600 being present. Among them from our county were Comrades Ainey and Doloway, of Brooklyn Post, Comrades J. W Palmer and G. P. Stockholm, of Franklin Post and Resseguie and Michel, of Gibson Post. Scranton did herself proud in entertaining the boys in blue. Perhaps the last G. A. R., parade was held here, as the comrades are getting feeble and the officers think it is time to give it up. The next encampment will be held at Gettysburg. Among the resolutions was one calling upon the Grand Army of the Republic to investigate the records of deserters who had been placed on the pension rolls, and to take steps to weed out the men who by political influence have been reinstated.


"The Spirit of '61"


There's only a few of us left, boys,

But what there is, is prime,

With the same old spring and the same old swing

That we showed in Old Abe's time.

We stepped to a lively tune, boys,

When he called for volunteers,

And we'll step that same to the end of the game,

Though we last a thousand years.

Then here's to the youth of '61,

That never grows old, but lives

Safe from harm in the homage warm

That a grateful country gives.

And they talk of an auto for us, boys,

To carry us 'round the street,

Are we weaklings--we--that in '63

Jeered at a hell of heat?

Must we loll like babes in arms, boys,

And follow our flag by car--

We that trod at the call of God

When Grant went forth to war?

Nay, stick to the trusty pegs, boys,

And tramp like soldiers free,

To the tunes that stirred when Sherman spurred

From Atlanta to the sea

We are coming again, good Abraham,

As we came in days long gone,

For the spirit of Brown shall not go down

His soul still marches on!

Then here's to the youth of '61

Who never grows old, but lives

Safe from harm in the homage warm

That a grateful country gives


Emerson D. Owen


June 30 (1911/2011)



Brooklyn - During a terrific thunder shower Tuesday night, eight cows, the property of James Mead, were struck by lightning and killed. George M. Davidson also lost one cow by lightning. ALSO Brooklyn, on July 4th, will have base ball games, band music, potato, wheel barrow, sack, three-legged and bicycle races, broad jump, shot-put, tug-of-war, etc., with appropriate prizes for the winners, and fire works.


Hop Bottom - Mrs. W. K. Taylor, of Ottawa, Kan., and nieces, Audrey and Myrtie Taylor, of Huntington, West Virginia, are guests of Mrs. Anna Wilbur and Mrs. George Case. It has been 24 years since Mrs. Taylor has visited in Pennsylvania, where she formerly resided.


Parkvale, Dimock Twp. - The barns of W. W. Kinner were struck by lightning, with all the contents, and burned, June 13. Six tons of hay and straw, feed, tools, mowing machine, hay rake, five wagons, cutter and harness--everything went except the horses. He wishes to thank the neighbors for fighting the fire and saving the other buildings; for the three-day bee, tearing down and moving the old barn on the other place, so he would have a place to keep his team.


Springville/Elk Lake - Charlie Lee and Anna Lathrop were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. J. A. Lathrop, at Elk Lake, last Tuesday, by Rev. W.E. Lewis. After a few days spent in traveling through New Jersey, they will be at home in the Methodist parsonage here.


Lenox - Fred C. McNamara, a dental student at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, graduated from the department of dentistry a few days ago.


Little Meadows - The ever glorious Fourth will be celebrated in this place in the good old-fashioned way, with plenty of good things to eat and amusements for all, and last but not least, a lecture with stereopticon views in the evening.


South Ararat - Hartless Crockran [could it be Harless Cockran?], of New Albany, is visiting at is home in this place.


Liberty Twp. - At Howard Hill, M. D. Reynolds is moving his barn from the upper place to the lower place. James Bunnel, of Dimock, and Lee Reynolds, of Montrose, are doing the work. ALSO Camp Susquehannock will open for the season, Friday, June 30th, and we are informed the camp will be larger than ever this year.


Harford - Every little boy has a fish pole and line with a little can of worms these days.


East Kingsley - Mrs. John Gow's funeral was held at the Congregational church in Harford. She had been living in Nicholson for a few years past and died very suddenly. She was on the street and fell dead. News was received here of the death of her brother, James, in Thompson. His death was not unexpected. He had been sick a long time.


St. Joseph - John F. Heavey's silo was struck by the electric storm of a few days ago, tearing one side in pieces. Mr. Heavey gave us a little hint as to proper etiquette during thunder showers, which we think we will always remember and which will certainly be not unwise for anyone to follow. He told of an experience that his father had many years ago, when he was sitting in a room with 15 other men during a severe electrical storm. All of the men had their feet on the floor, being seated in chairs, except Mr. Heavey, who had his feet upon one of the rungs of a chair, clear from the floor. The building was struck, and the 15 other men were severely shocked, but Mr. Heavey was uninjured. During a shower it is always advisable to be inside the house, with the windows and doors closed, to prevent a draught, and moreover, never leave the feet in contact with the floor, but have them on a rung of the chair, or in another chair. This costs nothing and may save your life.


Montrose - Rosemont cottage has been opened again for the season under the management of Miss Mary Sayre, with the same capable housekeeper as last year, Miss Reifsneider, of Philadelphia. They will be prepared to entertain transient automobile tourist parties this year. ALSO The opening of the Country Club, last Friday, was exceedingly enjoyable to a large number of enthusiastic devotees of the game. The grounds are said to be in splendid condition, and an exceedingly pleasurable season's sport is presaged.


Forest City - The body of Blasa Hagaman was found in 7 ft. of water at the bottom of a cave hole near the Clifford breaker, Wednesday of last week. Hagaman had been missing from his home for nearly a week. A footpath passes near the edge of the cave hole and it is believed that Hagaman missed his footing and fell into the depression. The dead man's wife and five small children are enroute to this country from their home in Poland.


Susquehanna - The signing of the "full Crew bill" by Gov. Tener, last week, brought satisfaction to the hearts of the railroad men in the state. In Hallstead, Susquehanna and vicinity, much interest was taken in the bill, which was hard fought by the railroad companies of the state. The bill provides that not less than six men shall be employed on trains of more than 30 cars. There must be an engineman, a fireman, two brakemen, a flagman and a conductor. Trains composed of less than 30 cars will, under the new law, necessarily have more than five men in the crew. Passenger trains of more than three coaches and a baggage car must have a crew of five men, not including Pullman car employees. Passenger trains of four or more coaches besides the baggage car must carry a crew of six men. The fine for each violation is $100.


Rush - A habeas corpus case is on in the county courts in which Mrs. Alvira Wells, of Bradford county, is endeavoring to secure a daughter by a former marriage, Luella Race, a girl of 16 years, from Clayton Squires, of Rushville. The girl has lived with Mr. and Mrs. Squires, her grandparents, for the past six years, where she has had a pleasant home and they are anxious to retain the girl in the family. The case was continued to July 12, before Judge Little.


July 07 (1911/2011)



Forest Lake - The general store of Hubert Everett was struck by lightning during the severe thunder storm and the building and contents burned. The Everett's make their home in the same building, Mrs. Everett being in the house when the lightning struck. The bolt passed downward into the rear of the store, among several oil barrels, and before she could get out of the building the structure was in flames. Ray Everett, a son of the proprietor, was in the barn when the bolt struck, the shock being sufficient to fell him to his knees. Mr. Everett was in Montrose yesterday afternoon and was informed of his loss over the telephone. Neighbors managed to save some furniture, carpets and some other household goods.


Lenox - An old folks' concert will be held at the West Lenox Baptist church Tuesday evening, July 11. Admission ten cents. After the concert the ladies will serve ice cream and cake on the church lawn.


Fairdale - The longest game [Fairdale vs. Montrose] of the year was played last Saturday and for seven innings it looked as if Fairdale had put it on ice, but with one down Lake drove for two sacks and scored on Avery's drive which Olmstead failed to handle. Ash sent the ball for a ride over the fence in the 8th which tied the score. In the 11th Montrose scored again. In justice to the Fairdale players and all lovers of our National game, it is but fair to state that had the umpire been able to see balls and strikes quite correctly, the game would have been won by Fairdale in the regular number of innings.


Lymanville - Thomas Wilcox Lyman, born at Lymanville, Jan. 29, 1845, a son of John and Sarah Lyman, died at h is home in Hooper, Nebraska, July 3rd. Mr. Lyman was known to many in Susquehanna county, being a brother of Justice J. O. Lyman, M. B. Lyman and Mrs. Abigail Marryott, of Lynn. A wife and one son, Charles, of Dallas, Texas, and one daughter, Mrs. W. Howard Heine, of Hooper, survive. Mr. Lyman was educated at Wyoming Seminary and after the [Civil] war [he served in Co. D., 35th Regiment, PA Militia and Co. E, 9th Cavalry] went to Omaha, later to Fremont, Neb., and then to Hooper, where he engaged in banking and, until a year or two ago, was president of the Dodge County Bank.


South Gibson - Ed Morgan, of Uniondale, has purchased the mail route of Sands Tripp, running between here and Uniondale.


New Milford - Claude Hardy, son of D. N. Hardy, graduated from Wesleyan University last week. Mr. Hardy expects to teach at Wellesley Hills, Mass., where Braton Gardner, son of Dr. E. R. Gardner, is a student.


Brooklyn - The condition of Ami Ely, who suffered a slight shock at about noon on Sunday, is very encouraging. Mr. Ely was born and always resided in Brooklyn, being one of her most active business men, having operated a feed and saw mill on Meshoppen Creek, at West Brooklyn, and later a general store in the village. His wife died about 11 years ago, soon after which he retired from active business. He was postmaster during Cleveland's administration and gave good satisfaction. He is nearly 89 years old. ALSO Mrs. Munson Force presented her husband with two 7½ lb. boys last week. Munson thinks he will call them Teddy and Taft. Mother and sons are doing well.


Hop Bottom - The drama, "The Old Dairy Homestead," last Friday evening, was a successful affair, socially and financially. ALSO Dr. A. J. Taylor, L. A. Lewis and Chris Tiffany are the owners of fine new automobiles.


East Rush - H. W. Wheaton is visiting his son, Merton, at Rockville, N.Y., making the trip by carriage. Notwithstanding Mr. Wheaton's years, he made the journey of over 100 miles in less than 2 days, starting Wednesday and arriving at his destination early Friday.


Highlands, New Milford Twp. - On June 22, Mrs. Roy Kilbourn and daughter, Mrs. U. G. Brush, were guests of Misses Minnie and Nellie Banker at East Franklin. When going home, up the Summersville hill, Mrs. Kilbourn killed a rattlesnake with nine rattles.


Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - R. O. Borne, of Lawsville, visited his mother in this place Saturday. He had the misfortune to fall a distance of 24 ft., while at the raising of Maurice Hannigan's barn, one day last week. A plank broke on the scaffold letting him fall to the ground, bruising him quite badly, but fortunately no bones were broken.


Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - During the electric storm Tuesday, lightning struck two trees and a clothes line post back of Sam Renel's [Reimel's] house and knocked Lemuel Sanderson and two horses down, but otherwise no injury was done.


Heart Lake - Mrs. Fannie Griffing, widow of Harvey, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ferris E. Bennett, Bridgewater, June 29. Many years ago two brothers, Joel and Harvey Griffing, married sisters, Jane and Fanny Gardner, daughters of Latham, and settled at the present homesteads here, but in those early days the solitude was only broken by the occasional farmer-fisherman. Of these family heads only Mrs. Joel Griffing survives.


Friendsville - J. E. Carmalt and family, of Washington, are here for the summer again, same as last year, occupying the Camp house. "James Edward" was formerly a well-known Susquehanna citizen and has many friends at Montrose and Friendsville, who are pleased to see him again.


Montrose - The Borough Council wish to call attention to all drivers of automobiles that there is a speed limit of fifteen miles, and as it must guard the welfare of little children and pedestrians, it will rigidly enforce this ordinance. It is said that infractions of this rule will lead to arrest.


Susquehanna - Frank Malpass, who recently graduated from the law department of Syracuse University and has completed the examination for admission to the bar at Rochester, is spending a vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Job Malpass, here.