June 03 (1910/2010)

 

 

Montrose - "Old Glory" floated gracefully from the top of the Court House on Decoration Day, but it took some pretty steady work to make it possible. The rope passing through the aperture at the extreme top of the iron staff surmounting the "pineapple" on top of the dome had become rotten, broken and slipped out, and it was up to somebody to go to the very top of the iron staff and insert the rope, and N. A. Warner was the man drafted to do this work, assisted by Arthur Smith and Ed. G. Foote, janitor. The "pineapple" on the top of the dome, which looks little bigger than an ordinary pail from the ground, is in reality about 6 ft. high, and the iron rod extending above it is an additional 30 ft, the whole distance from the ground being 100 ft., an uncertain movement on the part of the one making the ascent, would have meant almost certain death. "Nell" himself made the high climb and although 65 years old, there isn't many younger men who would like the job. ALSO Scarcely had the town clock struck 7 a.m. on Memorial Day morning, when fourteen residents of Grow Avenue flung out their flags in honor of the soldier dead. Mrs. Rebecca Benedict, president of Dr. Ellen E. Mitchell Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans, headed the list, and others quickly fell in line.

 

Franklin Forks - Mr. and Mrs. Albin S. Burrows of Grand Forks, N. D., visited friends in Montrose and Franklin Forks. His father was the first man in this region to raise cultivated strawberries. Mr. Burrows was formerly superintendent of schools in the west, but afterwards went into the land business in North Dakota and was very successful in it. Mr. Burrows is a G.A.R. man and fraternized with the Montrose G. A. R. men in the observance of Memorial Day. He was in the Civil War and was a prisoner in the Libby Prison.

 

Bridgewater Twp. - Dr. Dunton has rented the house at "Wayside," lately occupied by G. D. Ayers, to a Philadelphia party. The house will undergo several changes, plumbing will be installed, and it will be splendidly furnished throughout, the Colonial effect to predominate.

 

Ararat - The D & H Railroad Company are preparing to put [in] a new street bridge to span the railroad at this place, in place of the old wooden structure. Workers have already begun putting in the foundation.

 

Lynn, Springville Twp. - Fish and Sheldon have shipped from their store in two weeks, 100 cases of eggs, which equals 3000 dozen. This seems an enormous sum of eggs to be handled by one country store, but it is a fact nevertheless. They are paying 22 cents per dozen for them. Who can beat it?

 

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Dogs have entered the flock of sheep belonging to George LaSure three different times within the past week, and have bitten sixteen sheep and killed two. The dogs are very bold, going through even in the day time. During the same week they have bitten sheep belonging to M. J. Hannagan, of Laurel Lake, and of Alvah Rockwell and Judson Stanford, of Stanfordville.

 

Dimock - Selden Stilwell sells the Saturday Evening Post paper every Thursday and John Dolan is doing the gardening work on the Ballentine farm.

 

Lakeside - Leland Mosher recently caught a silver sucker which weighed four pounds and seven ounces and Charles Leroy caught a ten quart pail of bull heads, in about two hours, one day last week.

 

Silver Lake - J. P. Radiker and wife are here and Mr. Radiker will complete the cottages he has under way and where he is also offered another contract.

 

Brooklyn - John Lewis, of Binghamton, met with an automobile accident Sunday and as a result will ask the officials of Brooklyn for damages. Mr. Lewis was driving his car slowly across a bridge near Brooklyn, where repairs were being made, when one of the planks of the bridge tipped up and caught in the engine. The engine bed was torn out and Mrs. Lewis, who was riding with her husband, was thrown from the car but not seriously injured. ALSO Miss Alice Louise Lee has a serial in the "Christian Endeavor World" entitled "The Little Sister of the Founder." The first chapters are now appearing and the story promises to be an interesting tale of college life. The reader cannot but be interested in the struggle of the heroine, a student who performs stenographic work to assist her through school. Miss Lee has woven in many interesting college episodes, which add spice to the narrative.

 

Susquehanna - Arch Woodward has the distinction of being the first one this season to bring to Susquehanna a rattlesnake. As Mr. Woodward was driving along the road at Green Grove, in the vicinity of his farm, Tuesday, a rattlesnake put in his appearance and attempted to cross the road. Woodward jumped from his wagon and securing a large stick, started after the rattler. The reptile showed fight but after a few blows was killed. It was a male, had 12 rattles and measured 4 ft., 3 in. long. Last season Mr. Woodward killed six good-sized rattlers at about the same point where he dispatched his latest victim.

 

Uniondale - Henry Garrison, an old and respected citizen here, died at the home of his daughter in Olyphant, May 20th. He was a veteran of the Civil War, aged 74 years, and was buried in the Uniondale cemetery. He leaves a widow and one son and a daughter.

 

Gibson - Memorial services were held here Sunday and were largely attended. Jackson Camp, P.O.S. of A., and Gibson Camp attended in a body. Beautiful and impressive services were held in the cemetery. Rev. B. R. Hanton gave an able and interesting address, his subject being "Lincoln, the Modern Moses."

 

Spring Hill, Auburn Twp. - Miss Daisy Shumway, while driving, was thrown from the wagon and quite badly hurt. The horse became frightened at an auto. ALSO Throughout Auburn Twp., a visit to the last sleeping places of our loved ones showed them to be well cared for. At the Bunnell Cemetery the grave stones are in their places, the grass nicely cut and the graves covered with flowers. At Jersey Hill Cemetery everything was in fine shape and there was a big gathering of people. In the church nearby the G. A. R. held memorial services.

 

June 10 (1910/2010)

 

 

Bridgewater Twp. - Rural Carrier Homer L. Smith, who uses a Buick roadster in carrying mail over his route, met with an accident near James Bunnell's farm. Mr. Smith had damaged the steering gear in a previous accident, but thought it not of enough consequence to result seriously. While bowling along at a 20 mile-an-hour rate, the wheels got into a deep rut and a sudden swerve threw the machine from the road and sent it crashing into a telephone pole. Mr. Smith was hurled from the machine but strange to say escaped with no more serious injuries than a bad shaking up. One of the wheels had every spoke knocked out, the fenders broken and parts of the mechanism were damaged or displaced. A passing autoist took Mr. Smith over the balance of his route, delivering the mail.

 

Brookdale, Liberty Twp. - The Liberty school board met Monday and after organizing for the coming year, appointed teachers for the schools as follows: Brookdale, Mary E. Downs; Stanfordville, Mary Cosgriff; Lawsville, Lu B. Ruckman; Hillside, Margaret Downs; Tripp Lake, Anna Dolan, Rhiney Creek, Gertrude Southworth.

 

Silver Lake - J. J. Ryan and Co. [of Montrose] is installing five bath rooms in the Rev. J. T. Russell home at Silver Lake.

 

Forest City - A serious fire occurred in the Northwest mine, about 3 miles below here, Monday morning, and over 50 mules were burned to death or suffocated in the underground stables, which are located between the second and third drifts in the mine. They caught fire in some unknown manner during the night. James Wilcox discovered the fire and with a fellow laborer attempted to save the animals, but was able to get out only four, being nearly suffocated in the attempt. It was feared the fierce fire would ignite the coal, but a large force of men was summoned and the flames gotten under control. The mine is owned by the Temple Coal and Iron Co. Loss placed at $12,000.

 

Uniondale - Henry C. Yarrington, aged 74 years, a native of Dundaff, died on May 30th. For a number of years he conducted a photographic studio in Carbondale and for the past 8 years resided here. He served as a musician in Co. B, 143d Pa. Volunteers during the Civil War. Bearers were Dwight Mills, Charles Ellis, Milo Carpenter, Christ Stultz, John Lingfelter and Geo. Hull, members of W. H., Davis Post, G. A. R.

 

South Gibson - Our grist mill is closed for the present. Our citizens hope that some one will take up the business in the near future.

 

Lanesboro - A band of gypsies that has been raising considerable disturbance by their thefts and lawlessness in New York State, got over the line into Pennsylvania last Friday evening and located on the Frank McKune farm near Lanesboro. State Policeman Albert Carlson and Troopers Kunz and Leithiser of the Hallstead substation and Constable Jack Palmer were notified and in less than two hours they made the 15 mile trip to the McKune farm. The band, consisting of about 50 persons, found out the troopers were after them and they pulled stakes, got into their wagons and trekked it for the State line, lashing their horses in true nomadic fashion to escape. The troopers were unable to catch up with them before they got over the border. If they had, the gypsies would have been liable to a heavy fine, as all such bands must pay a license in every county through which they pass. They stated they had unwittingly gotten to Pennsylvania, as they were enroute to New York city, and intended to keep in that state on their journey.

 

Little Meadows - C. M. Garfield was appointed poor master here to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Asahel Graves.

 

New Milford - G. H. Lindsley has gone to Edmonton in the province of Alberta, Canada, where he will take up a homestead claim and make his future home. Mr. Lindsley sold his farm here to N. P. Darrow.

 

Thompson - The stockholders of the North Eastern Telephone Company will meet in G.A.R. Hall this week, when the financial gladiators of this section will be seen in their full strength foolishness.

 

Susquehanna - Joseph Dolan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dolan, is suffering with diphtheria. The house has been quarantined.

 

Fairdale - At the base ball game yesterday Fairdale beat Montrose 9 to 4. Fairdale has a strong aggregation.

 

Montrose - It is quite evident now that Montrose will celebrate July 4th in the usual way by going to Heart Lake. A night train will leave the lake at 11 o'clock for Montrose.

 

Brooklyn - The union of Dr. Fred B. Miller and Miss Jessie Dolaway is a very pleasant consummation of a long, fervent courtship. During this time the Dr. had served a term in the Spanish war and one term in the regular army service in the Philippines and has taken a four year course in college and after graduating and entering a successful practice. They will be at home after June 10. Their many friends congratulate them that there was "no slip between the cup and the lip" and wish them a pleasant and useful voyage on life's tempestuous sea.

 

Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - There is to be a bee to clean the Hall at Auburn Centre, Friday, June 10th and all the Grangers, Odd Fellows and Rebecca's are requested to turn out and help; also bring your baskets well filled, as they will get up a dinner for the occasion.

 

Hopbottom - Almon E. Sweet, who came here to visit his aged mother, Mrs. Lydia M. Sweet, during her recent illness, has returned to his home in Jetmore, Kansas. Almon, who is a former resident, is a son of the late Lorenzo Sweet and was reared on the farm where his mother now lives. He returned via Dixon, Missouri, to visit his son, Merton Sweet, who is mayor of that city. Jetmore is the county seat of Hodgeman county, a thriving town at the terminal of the Jetmore branch of the Santa Fe railroad. For two terms Mr. Sweet has acceptably served Hodgeman county as sheriff, and during his residence there of 32 years he has been the leading contractor and builder and most of the public and private buildings in Jetmore were erected by him.

 

June 17 (1910/2010)

 

 

Gibson - The severe storm of last Saturday afternoon was felt in many parts of the county and considerable damage was done. The downpour of rain, for a time, seemed like a cloudburst, a huge volume of water falling in a few minutes. Sharp claps of thunder and brilliant flashes of lightning combined to make it one of the most severe storms experienced for some time. At Gibson, the large barn on Andrew Wellman's farm was struck by lightning and completely destroyed. One of the spires of the Methodist church was struck and demolished and some damage was also done to the interior of the edifice. The bolt did not set fire to anything, which averted a possible conflagration, as the means of fighting fire in the town is limited.

 

Dimock - Canfield Estus, one of the best known resident of Dimock township, died at his home June 16, following a period of steady decline. The deceased was widely known, having spent practically his entire life in that community and was highly respected. For a number of years he drove the stage between Montrose and Auburn.

 

Rush - During the electric storm Friday evening the lightning struck Howard VanDyke's barn on the M. B. Perigo place, doing considerable damage, and on Saturday afternoon Mr. VanDyke's new barn, on the A. L. Perigo place, was badly shattered by lightening. Mr. VanDyke had tied his team of horses in the barn during the shower, where they were found in a heap, apparently lifeless, but they recovered from the shock.

 

Susquehanna - Edward Johnson, a farmer residing two miles from here, tells a remarkable story of the pranks of a bolt of lightning yesterday. While his team stood by the roadside near his home, lightning struck a telegraph pole close by slitting it in twain. It then ran along the ground nipping two shoes off one of the horses, tore 60 cents out of Johnson's hand and entered the wagon, crushing a crate of strawberries. Johnson and the horses were uninjured.

 

Heart Lake - W. H. Crane, of Binghamton, who is enjoying life a his cottage, "The Crane's Nest," at Heart Lake, on Thursday of last week, caught a beautiful 12 pound pike at that popular summer resort, which is causing many other fishermen to dangle their hook and line in hopes to meet with Mr. Crane's good fortune. This fresh water giant is the largest fish ever recorded as having been pulled out of the lake. A few years ago Mr. Crane caught a pike that weighed 9¾ pounds and that fish was then considered the record for the lake. On Thursday he caught a 4½ pound black bass.

 

Birchardville - For the benefit of those who attended the recent County Christian Endeavor Convention, held in the First Baptist Church, the following historical points may prove of interest: The Middletown Baptist church, of Birchardville, became an organized body in 1812, through the efforts of Elder Davis Dimock of Montrose. Prior to this, and before 1810, Elder Dimock had preached in the Washington schoolhouse and the one near Jesse Birchard's. His labors continued 13 years, all told, closing in 1825. Elder W.C. Tilden served an unbroken ministry of 22 years in this field. The first meetinghouse at Birchardville was built in 1837, on half an acre of ground, secured from the late Dr. Rose. The edifice has been several times enlarged and attached to it is a quaint old cemetery.

 

East Lynn - Fred Sherman left for Kansas last week, where he has a position offered him paying a large salary.

 

West Auburn - Mrs. Kilmer, of Corpus Christie, Texas, visited friends last week for the first time in 30 years, and met her brother, John Smith, for the first time since 1869, 41 years ago, each supposing the other dead.

 

Lynn - Springville and Elk Lake baseball teams crossed bats on the latter's grounds on Saturday afternoon with a victory for Elk Lake. Just what the score was the writer was not informed.

 

S. Montrose - John Reynolds, of Tacoma, Washington, is visiting his brother, Richard, he having purchased an automobile in Michigan, and making the trip from there in it.

 

Hop Bottom - There will be a hop at the Valley View House, Hop Bottom, on July 4th, for which splendid music has been engaged. Trippers of the light fantastic toe are very familiar with the many good times had at these hops, and the preparations for the one to be given the evening of the "Ever Glorious," will make it fully up to the standard. Two ball games will be played and many will take advantage of the games, staying over to the evening's entertainment.

 

Brookdale - Mrs. George Lindsley and children, of Lawsville, escaped what might have been a serious run away last Sunday afternoon while near I. Comstock's. One horse became frightened at an auto and started to run and the bit broke. They ran till near L. Tripp's, where they were stopped.

 

Fair Hill, Jessup Twp. - The Epworth League will hold an ice cream social on the church lawn, Tuesday evening, June 28. One of the attractions of the evening will be balloon ascension.

 

Montrose - Montrose barbers have raised the price of "pompadour" haircuts to fifty cents per head. The prohibitive price is put on because the barbers don't like to cut them that way. Since the college boys got to combing their hair Jim Corbett style, even the little boys who think they are big want their hair cut in that fashion. It's a difficult job and the barbers claim they lose money at twenty-five cents per. ALSO In response to a megaphone message from Buffalo Bill, tonsorial artist Ennis Burch went to Binghamton to shave the Big Indian Chief, and the camels, before the circus began.

 

Montrose Presbyterian Church Centennial - The church was organized, Congregational in form, July 3d, 1810, with a membership of twelve persons. It became Presbyterian September 12th, 1823. The first house of worship was erected in 1825, and the present one in 1860. The 80th anniversary of its organization was celebrated on Sunday and Monday, July 6th and 7th, 1890. The centennial celebration will take place on the first three days of July next and you are cordially invited to attend.

 

July 01 (1910/2010)

 

 

Great Bend - That people should be very careful in purchasing stolen property was emphasized the other day, when a man at Hooper bought a horse stolen from liveryman F. W. Simpson, at Great Bend, for fifty dollars, which was much less than the horse was worth. Mr. Simpson went to Binghamton in search of the stolen animal and soon found where it was, the purchaser having gone to Binghamton to report the purchase when he had ascertained that Mr. Simpson had lost a horse, but thought that Mr. Simpson should stand the loss if he was careless enough to let the horse be stolen. Mr. Simpson, however, looked at it differently and his view will, of course, be borne out by law. The thief, who had a wooden leg, has not been apprehended.

 

Hallstead - This has been a dead town how for a few days past owing to the sad fact that the crews have gone to Scranton o work in the New Hampton yard. Fifteen train crews, twenty-five switchmen and Yardmasters Flynn and Shaw, together with their office assistants, furniture, etc. have all been sent to Scranton, and what further is to be done has not yet developed. As to doing away with the town of Hallstead as a railroad terminal prominent railroad men say it an never be accomplished, for, with the 16 hour law which is now in force, it makes it necessary at the end of 10 hours for the men to have 8 hours rest, and on the return trip from Syracuse to Hampton it would be necessary for the men to be relieved at Hallstead.

 

Dimock - On Monday afternoon Dimock was visited by a very severe hail storm, which cut a strip through the township, including the Ballantine farm. We are told by a gentleman coming from there that in some places the hail laid on the ground two inches deep. The corn and oats were beaten into the ground in places and even the grass was beaten down as to be apparently almost worthless.

 

Springville Twp. - Charles W. Kilts and family are here from Los Angeles. They went west ten years ago, and Charlie is just the same "hale fellow well met" as in days of yore. He says there is very little paper money there, the circulating medium being mostly gold. ALSO AT Lynn, Griffin Brooks met an auto one day last week and his horses, becoming frightened, made a wreck of the wagon. Griff made a jump for it and escaped injury.

 

Elk Lake - H. T. Fargo recently received a box of oranges, lemons and apricots from Ontaro, Southern California, being sent to him by his brother from his orange and lemon orchard of that place. ALSO Our stage driver has been absent from duty the past week. Rumor says he has taken a wife. Congratulations.

 

Heart Lake - Bullheads are dying at Heart Lake in great numbers and the shore is lined with decaying fish, which emit a most unpleasant odor. It is said that they die off at about this time of year, every third season. The other fish are not affected. ALSO The following young ladies are having a week's outing in the Stephens cottage here. Miss Frances Wrighter, Florence Courtright Loretta Reynolds, May Smith Margaret Torrey Lillian Martin, Merle Hamlin, Ruth Ayres and Bessie Finn. Miss Sallie Courtright and Maude McKeage are chaperoning the party.

 

East Kingsley - Mrs. Watson Jeffers and daughter, Adalaide, went to Jeffers Lake Cottage, in Lenox, Monday, to help Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jeffers celebrate the 27th anniversary of their marriage. A very pleasant time; plenty of fish and everything else in the eating line that would go to make a sumptuous wedding anniversary dinner.

 

Auburn Twp. - An Auburn Twp. A man is charged by his neighbors with having left his wife in Montrose one day last week, and did not miss her until he arrived home and was asked by the family as to her whereabouts. He returned and met her half way, she having walked seven miles. You can draw your own conclusions as to what happened on the homeward drive.

 

South Montrose - L. A. Wells effected a settlement with the long distance telephone company for the horse, which broke its leg in the hollow of a pole which had been cut off flush with the ground. He received $200.

 

Brooklyn - The large silo on the farm of Hon J. W. Adams was struck by lightning Monday afternoon. Jim got a hustle on, the same as he did when the Capitol at Harrisburg burned, when he was a member of the House. About a hundred dollar's damage was done. During the same storm the old house on Charles Williams' farm was struck and an old hen killed, and about two miles south a colt was killed on Lester Kinney's farm.

 

Silver Lake - The two cottages which were erected for the Weed and Nelson families of Binghamton, were completed and are now occupied for the summer months. A Mr. Corbett, of Corbettsville, NY, is preparing to erect a handsome home at that place and is ready to start at once, a large structure, having a 85 ft. front and will be well finished, making a beautiful home, both summer and winter.

 

East Ararat - A cow belonging to J. W. Silver was taken sick about a month ago and the nature of her sickness could not be determined. A week ago the cow was killed and a darning needle was found imbedded in her heart.

 

Montrose - Gov. Stuart appointed Judge R. B. Little, of Montrose, a member of the commission to build a State hospital for the criminally insane at Farview, upon the resignation of C F. Wright, vice State treasurer. Henry F. Manzer, vice president of the First National Bank has been appointed by the governor a member of the board of trustees of the State hospital, of the northern anthracite coal region, at Scranton.

 

Gibson - Rev. H. D. Renville, of Jackson, will address the regular temperance meeting held here the first Sunday evening in July. The Jackson choir will furnish the music.

 

Meshoppen - While on her way to the office of the Wyoming Valley Stone Co, where she is employed as stenographer, Miss Elizabeth Harley was suddenly confronted by a huge blacksnake on Friday. The snake stood its ground and Miss Harley stunned the reptile with stone chips, and was about to dispatch it when two smaller but very vicious snakes appeared. A Mr. Sanford and Mr. Baldwin, who had heard the battle going on, helped to kill the snakes. This example of feminine courage and ability to act promptly in an emergency successfully refutes two antiquated adages; that a woman can't throw a stone straight and that she is afraid of snakes.

 

July 15 (1910/2010)

 

 

Brooklyn - About a hundred men are now engaged on the State road. The good wages paid and the chance for a steady job of some months has increased the problem of securing hired help during haying for the farmers of that vicinity, many being employed by the road contractors.

 

Ararat - A D & H engine was derailed here Wednesday, at the Dundaff crossing, because of a defective switch, which it was thought had been tampered with. There have been a number of unusual accidents of late and the company lay it to obstructions caused by striking trackmen. A small detachment pf the State Constabulary were called upon and remained at the scene while the repair work was being done by the men who have replaced the strikers.

 

Auburn Twp. - The postoffice at Retta has been discontinued as the remuneration was insufficient to pay a postmaster. Since the office was established Miss E. D. Stevens had been in charge until her removal to Montrose last spring. Mrs. M. A. Devine was appointed, but she resigned a few days ago. The office was located on the stage line between West Auburn and Rushboro, to which places the former patrons will now be obliged to go for their mail.

 

Friendsville - A former Friendsville man, George R. Sheldon, died on June 8, 1910, at his home in Barryton, Shawnee county, Kansas, aged 77 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting August 1862 in Co. H, 143d Regiment, PA Volunteers and served until the close of the war. He lived in Kansas for the past 27 years and is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.

 

Lawsville - The County Library in Montrose has placed one of its traveling libraries in E. D. Northrup's store. The books are for the free use of the public, and all that is asked in return is good care of books taken. Come and get a book, keep it two weeks and return to library. ALSO Our enterprising townsman, B. L. Bailey, has added still another building to his farm improvements.

 

Kingsley - Another shipment of books from the Montrose library, to our circulating library, has been received. They are open to the public at the home of S. J. Adams.

 

Springville - D. D. Layton has received his auto and was taking a spin Tuesday for the first time. AND Last Saturday was the hottest day we have had. Mercury reached 92 at four p.m.

 

Rush - Jerome Kinney and son, Ray, of Port Crane, N.Y., were here last week erecting lightening rods on the buildings owned by S. D. Kintner, Uzal Kinney and the Odd Fellows.

 

Forest City - John McLaughlin has posted notices forbidding fishing at the ice pond. Following the reports of the big catches last week there were probably a hundred fishermen a day casting their lines in the little sheet of water. AND The hills off to the east toward Farview are yielding their usual generous supply of huckleberries and pickers are gathering them in large quantities.

 

Lanesboro - We are still as much in the dark as ever regarding the disappearance of Cecil A. Pomeroy, a man of about 27, living on the Comfort farm near the State line, leaving a wife and three children. The first clue as to his whereabouts was received when a horse and buggy was found that was thought to be Pomeroy's. He left home with several cans of milk which he was to deliver to W. O. Brown, milkman of Lanesboro, and when leaving he told his wife that he would not return until evening, as he had some work to do on the Taylor Farm. He arrived safely at Brown's with the milk and received $5 and that was the last seen of him. When leaving home he took a long rope and fears are entertained that he might have hanged himself while temporarily insane, possibly from the excessive heat. Pomeroy was of good habits and bore an excellent reputation as a thrifty farmer.

 

Montrose - The contract has been let by the Montrose Bible Conference to Harry M. Melhuish for the erection of a "Camp," so called, on the Conference grounds containing 18 sleeping rooms, the building being 24 x 64 ft in size, and located on the orchard lot. It will be a pleasing design, the roof extending out over the porches and should be completed by about August 1st. AND Yesterday morning while Horace Welch was mowing grass with a team in the rear of Charles Knoll's property on South Cherry street, an accident occurred which brought about the death of an animal belonging to J. B. Stephens. Mr. Welch was driving the team through the tall grass, when Mr. Stephens' horse tumbled into a well about five feet in depth, the other horse owned by Mr. Welch falling on top of it. The Stephens horse had its neck broken and head crushed, and if these injuries had not proved fatal its cramped position in the well, partly full of water, would have drowned it. The other horse was pulled out. The well was dug last year and evidently had been left uncovered.

 

Susquehanna - Leon McKrell, who has been working at the Dunn-McCarthy factory during the school vacation was struck by an engine on the Erie railroad Saturday morning. Dr. Goodwin, who attended him at his home, found that the injuries consisted of a contusion of the left elbow and a slight concussion of the brain, but he thinks that the boy will recover. Young McKrell regained consciousness shortly after he was taken to his home. He said he couldn't understand how he was hurt. He thought that the train had passed him in safety.

 

Correction - The report of the marriage of Hazel Bailey and Charles Bloom, published in the Montrose Democrat last week, was whole untrue. We published this notice in good faith, it being furnished us in a regular way, and the communication appeared to be a regular news item, but we regret to say that some person had a poor idea of what a joke really is, and fabricated this entirely out of their imagination. We much regret that any one would lower themselves so much as to furnish such a falsified item for publication.

 

News Brief - Apropos of the horns that are in use on automobiles, a rhyme has the following: "Butcher Bigjoy," of Packingtown fame, knew all of the tricks of the hog killing game. For using up scraps he had a keen taste and he'd not let an inch of the swine go to waste; but used every part, from backbone to bristle, and cans grunts and squeals for his motor car whistle."

 

July 22 (1910/2010)

 

 

Bridgewater Township - Miss Virginia Harrison, a former saleslady at Marvin's store, has returned from Hallstead to her home at Williams' Pond, where she will remain a few weeks. Miss Harrison will enter the training school for nurses in a Scranton hospital about September 1.

 

Susquehanna - The Erie running team won the silver trumpet given as the trophy at the annual tournament of the fire companies from all points along the system, which was held at Meadville on Saturday. The companies contesting were obliged to run 300 feet with a heavy hose cart lay 200 feet of hose and turn on a stream of water. A short rest was then given, when the hose was uncoupled, re-wound on the reel and the run made back to the starting point. The time was 32 seconds for the run and the recovery was made in 571/4 seconds. The other competing teams were: Jersey City, Port Jervis, Hornell, Buffalo, Salamanca, Meadville, Galion and Huntingdon.

 

Montrose - A lecture entitled, "The Dude and the Tramp," will be given in ion African Methodist Episcopal church this Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock, by the pastor, Rev. C. Campbell. A chorus will render jubilee Negro songs such as "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Jacob's Ladder," "Getting' A Ready To Die," etc. Admission 25 cents, including cream. The refreshment committee is as follows: Chester Case, George Cruser and Sampson Reid.

 

Brooklyn - The Presbyterians of Brooklyn will celebrate their centennial on August 7 and 8. Sunday morning Rev. Ebenezer Flack, of Scranton, will preach. In the evening an historical sermon will be delivered by Rev. R. L. Roberts. Monday morning an historical service will be held and several addresses will be made. At 12:30 dinner will be served, followed by an informal reception.

 

New Milford - G. W. Hill, of the Robinson Tanning Co., killed a pilot snake about two and a half feet in length in the tannery last Friday. The water for the tannery is conducted from the creek through an eighteen-inch tile pipe, and about midway between the tannery and the creek the pipe had been broken by heavy teams driving over it. During the dry weather the snakes had come down from the hill to the water and this one had taken refuge in the pipe while the water was turned off. When the water was turned on to fill the vats his snakeship was washed through into the large supply tank to the tannery. A quantity of strips about 7 feet in length had been placed in the tank to soak, and the snake crawled up and coiled itself on top of them. Mr. Hill went to put in some more sticks and came near putting his hand on the reptile before he discovered its presence. A boy standing by saw the snake and gave a warning. The snake was killed with a piece of iron pipe, and was found to be a pilot, one of the most venomous snakes found in this section.

 

South Gibson - Mr..and Mrs. Frank Pritchard entertained the Aid Society last Thursday evening. Ice cream and cake were served in the house and on the lawn. The band furnished fine music and our young cornetist, Harry Pickering, played a selection, accompanied by Mrs. G. B. Resseguie on the piano. The attendance was good.

 

Lanesboro - Elmer States, who resides near here, on Sunday afternoon, killed a rattlesnake on his farm measuring 5 feet and having 12 rattles.

 

Alford - J. P. Roach has recently severed his connection with the Hubbard House, which he has ably conducted the past spring and summer. Mr. Hubbard has again assumed charge.

 

Stevens Point - Richard Bailey had his jaw broken, received a bad scalp wound and sustained a number of body bruises, Monday morning, while alighting from a freight train at Thompson. He jumped while the train was going at a rapid rate and was picked up unconscious. He was taken to the Barnes Memorial Hospital at Susquehanna, where he is recovering.

 

Herrick Center - The town has been alarmed the past week over a case of small pox that has broken out. Frank Wayman is the victim and is under the care of Dr. Craft. He is under a strict quarantine and getting along nicely. What worries the neighborhood, however, is the fact that prior to the discovery of the nature of the disease quite a number of people visited the Wayman household. Three have been vaccinated but it is too early to tell if there will be any bad effects from the exposure. A State inspector has visited the case and confirmed Dr. Craft in his opinion as to the nature of the disease. It is said that Wayman has visited down the valley and was there exposed to the disease.

 

Kingsley - Two of the houses owned by the Chemical Co. here were burned Friday evening. The fire caught from a defective chimney in the residence of Benjamin Dailey, spreading so rapidly that the two buildings were soon in flames. In the small village there is no way of coping with the flames other than the bucket brigade and little could be done to prevent the disaster. Practically none of the household goods were saved. The loss to the company will be considerable as there was no insurance. Kingsley people are temporarily caring those rendered homeless for.

 

Heart Lake - Every cottage is filled and the season is unusually lively. One of the crying needs of the Lake, however, is a well managed boarding house, where accommodations may be had at all times, and especially on Sundays, when more visitors than common flock in. Every Thursday night the light fantastic toe is tripped in the pavilion with music discoursed by Mahon's orchestra.

 

Thompson - Willard Spencer has purchased a motorcycle. It is a four-cylinder Pierce.

 

Harford - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shannon are very pleasantly situated in the Shannon house on Main Street.

 

Rush - Great excitement prevailed in our town about noon on Friday of last week, when the news that the creamery was on fire stirred every man to seize his bucket and hurry to the scene. The fire was extinguished, but not until about half the roof of the tub room was burned. Creamery man Hardin and wife were testing milk when the fire was discovered. A spark from the engine is supposed to have been the cause.

 

Silver Lake - Those visiting Silver Lake will miss a landmark. The summer house between Sheldencroft and Col. West's was burned last winter. AND A young man living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and well known at the lake by some, added another to the list of Fourth of July accidents. His eye was injured by fireworks and the doctor took three stitches in the outer covering of the eye and hopes to save the sight.

 

July 30 (1910/2010)

 

 

Auburn/South Montrose - John West, of Auburn, while a short distance below South Montrose, had his horse frightened by an automobile driven by Dr. Norris. The horse whirled completely around, throwing Mr. West out and tearing to the scalp a gaping wound. His clothes were nearly torn off and he also suffered a number of painful bruises. Dr. Norris took the injured man to the home of his brother in law, A. I. Lake, sewing up the scalp and making him as comfortable as possible. He is recovering and in a short time will be none the worse, it is hoped, for the thrilling experience.

 

Great Bend - The borough council has purchased two tons of granulated calcium chloride to be used on the town's main street to protect the people from dust. Its simple property when applied to a road is that it immediately absorbs enough water from the air and holds that water to keep the road moist and dustless. In addition to laying the dust it has another and even greater commercial value in preserving the road from wear.

 

Montrose - On Wednesday evening Floyd Cole, of Union, N.Y., presided at the piano at the Cnic (theatre), delighting the patrons with a number of up-to-date selections and a sprinkle of old favorites. He also sang and received hearty applause. The night before Harvey M. Birchard's orchestra gave an excellent program of music. It is Mr. Caruso's purpose to present only the class of pictures, which are instructive. The prize fight kind is not to appear at the Cnic. ALSO The Consumers Water Co. presented to Pope & Stroud, a large bill for watering their horses at the public watering trough. The water therefore being paid for by the borough for public use--the bill of the company was promptly rejected. Then Messrs. Pope & Stroud presented their bill to the Water Co for four carloads of coal furnished it. The bill was refused. The matter was placed in the hands of an attorney, who succeeded in securing a prompt and satisfactory settlement.

 

Tunkhannock - The following appeared in a Richmond, Va. Paper recently under a cut of Guy Titman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Titman, of Tunkhannock. "Guy Titman is the big fellow who plays some game for the Colts out in right garden. Guy is considered one of the fastest men in the Virginia State league when it comes to running. The way he runs around those sacks you would think he was Ty Cobb. He is batting at a fast gait and will soon be in faster company. Titman has been playing in this league ever since it started and is a favorite all around the circuit.

 

Bennett Corners, Lenox Twp. - Last Sunday the tenant house on George Conrad's farm burned to the ground with all its contents. The house was occupied by Stanley Emmons and wife. They had gone to visit his father, who lives a short distance away, and were too late to save anything. It was a complete loss, as there was no insurance on either building or contents. The loss falls heavily on Mr. Emmons, as he was keeping house but a short time.

 

Brant - Charles Gulkis, aged 19 years, was killed by a D & H train on Sunday afternoon about 6 p.m. and Ruby Gulkis and Reuben Sinorsi, aged 17 and 20 years, respectively, were both injured. The three young men, who came from Philadelphia to work in the Brandt hat factory, had been swimming, and returning walked the D & H tracks. Stepping out of the way of a south-bound train they were struck by a north-bound freight, which they did not see or hear until too late to avoid it. Charles Gulkis was killed instantly, he being decapitated. His brother had his skull fractured and suffered internal injuries. He is now confined in the Barnes Memorial Hospital at Susquehanna, and it is believed he will recover. Sinorsi's injuries were not serious, and after being treated at the hospital he was discharged on Tuesday.

 

Lanesboro - Silas Youngs had a thrilling experience with a rattlesnake in his yard on Wednesday evening of last week that will linger in his dreams for some time to come. He discovered a four-foot rattler on his lawn and went after it with a garden rake. He was too anxious to kill the reptile striking a terrific blow. The handle broke in two, Mr. Youngs falling directly on the snake. His quick moves in recovering, before the rattler had a chance to strike, kept him from being bitten. His next blow at the snake was sure and did the business. He is exhibiting a fine skin in evidence.

 

Susquehanna - General Frederick D. Grant, son of the late Ulysses S. Grant, was here for a short time Sunday morning. General Grant and his party arrived in a private car over the Erie, being enroute to New York from a trip through the west. He was accompanied by his wife and a number of servants. Altho several newspaper men attempted to get an interview, the General refused an audience.

 

Hop Bottom - Will some of our correspondents tell us when dog days [of summer] commence and when they end?

 

Heart Lake - "Herzheim," a pretty cottage on the lakefront, is jubilant this week with merriment, it being occupied by a large party of young folks from Binghamton, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. P. Terrell, of that city. On Sunday the "Herzkeim" bunch entertained for the day the following Montrosers--Misses Anna and Helen Caswell and Messrs. Lloyd Calby, Leon Kelly and George Finn.

 

Forest Lake - Frank Chalker has gone to the huckleberry mountains.

 

East Ararat - The Cobb and Allen reunion will be held in J. M. Borden's grove, Aug. 3.

 

Brooklyn - C. F. Watrous' automobile is proving a great convenience to our town people. He takes picnic parties and fishermen on excursions nearly every day.

 

Nicholson - Crock & Driggs, recently fumigated their gristmill killing off thousands of insects, worms mice, rats, toads and other vermin, at a cost of $30. Cyanide of Potash and Sulphuric Acid were used, which made a gas which killed every living thing in the building, and the result of which was very pleasing to the proprietors.

 

News Briefs - The hail, which accompanied the severe thunderstorms of Wednesday evening, did considerable damage to the crops. Windows in residences were broken in numerous instances by the unusually large hailstorms.

 

[Today] - A "Rumortoid" - I'm sure all of you are familiar with the word "factoid". Well then, the opposite of that must be the word "rumortoid". I heard a rumor that when the new library is built, they plan to knock down this wonderful old building.  There's not a bit of truth to this rumor, in fact, this wonderful old building will be the Susquehanna County Museum and Historical Society, and the genealogical research library.

 

August 05 (1910/2010)

 

 

Heart Lake - Among the highly esteemed residents of many, many years, of the Williams Pond neighborhood near Heart Lake, were Mr. and Mrs. James Calph. Mrs. Calph's death occurred July 17, and her funeral was held Tuesday, July 19, and on Tuesday of this week, being just two weeks later, the funeral of Mr. Calph took place. He was 88 years of age and his grandsons and great grandsons, James Williams, Clarence Williams, L. Williams and Harry Hawley acted as pall bearers. Rev. Shaw, of Heart Lake, officiated at both funerals of Mr. and Mrs. Calph.

 

Forest City - St. Anthony's Lithuanian church, on Lackawanna street, is being given a new coat of paint. It will be done in grey, the national color of Lithuania. This church property, during the summer months, is the finest beauty spot. The trees and shrubs, many of them planted during the early years of Rev. John Kuras' pastorate, have now attained a considerable growth, and the present pastor, Rev. M. A. Pankovski, has followed out the good work, grading, planting and improving, until the buildings and their spacious lawns are a church property of which the congregation can well afford to be proud.

 

Springville - "Dad" Whitney has the best field of corn to be found in this "neck o' timber."

 

Thompson - The 22nd annual reunion of the descendants of Capt. Joseph and Lois (Guernsey) Potter will be held at the home of Ernest S. Potter, Thompson, Aug. 18, 1910. As this is but a few minutes walk from the railroad station, it can easily be reached by all relatives from down the valley who wish to attend. Please report all births, deaths and marriages since last meeting to the secretary before that date. Julia A. Potter, Sec'ty.

 

Harford - The descendants and relatives of John Brundage, Sr., and Polly Wayman, his wife, will hold their 18th annual reunion on the fair ground, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1910. Dinner will be served for 35 cents each, also accommodations for horses will be furnished.

 

Montrose - When we met George Felker the other morning with a large load of his famous soft drinks, our inquisitorial proclivities got the best of us and we asked him where he was bound for and he told us the load was going to Vestal Center. The demand for Mr. Felker's goods, which are of excellent quality, is constantly growing and it keeps him busy this time of the year keeping his customers supplied.

 

New Milford/North Jackson - During the electric storm last week the barn belonging to Isaac Shimer, east of here, was burned with its contents, the new crop of hay and farm tools. A large barn belonging to William Whitney, of North Jackson, which had also just been filled with hay, was also completely destroyed. The residence of Mrs. F. W. Boyle, of New Milford, was also struck, damaging the roof, but did not set the building on fire, and it was not discovered until the next morning.

 

Brooklyn - The danger of playing base ball, even in fun, where people are within reach and in a public street or a public place, was well ill-ustrated Tuesday morning at the L & M station, while the people were gathered to take the train to the Baptist Sunday School picnic. Two young men were playing catch with a hard ball, which got away from one of them and struck Miss Mollie Strous near the temple, making a very painful wound, which bled profusely. It was certainly no place to be pitching a ball in a crowded place like that and unfortunately an in-nocent bystander who was hurrying to take her train for a trip to Binghamton, received the punishment, instead of the parties who threw it.

 

North Bridgewater - George Winfield feels very grateful to his neighbors, who in view of Mr. Winfield's poor health very generously came to his farm one day last week and gave him a big boost with his haying, in the day cutting and putting into the barn 19 big loads. Mr. Winfield's neighbors giving their assistance were: Charles Fancher, John Parks, Charles Holbrook, Glen Taylor, Jack Furey, Mr. Wademan, John Murray, Ed Tyler, George Holbrook, M. McMahon, E. Pickering and Mr. Clink sent Mr. Winfield a nice remembrance on that day and Mrs. H. N. Gunn gave valuable assistance in the house, when a sumptuous dinner and supper were served. The possession of such friends as these is an asset more valuable than any measured by worldly effects.

 

Uniondale - Report says 38 cases of hooping cough here in the boro. The music is served night and day. It is claimed that it beats the band by at least two points. ALSO Lake Idlewild is getting the people from the city these hot days. And why shouldn't they go there? It is a lovely place to go and they get good accommodations and the right change back, and a fine breeze from the lake thrown in.

 

South Harford - L. L. Conrad went to Binghamton, Thursday, to have a piece of steel removed from his eye.

 

East Rush - We understand that Fred Pierson will teach the Prospect Hill school; Clark James the Fargo school, and Harold Pierson the East Rush school the coming winter. ALSO As the result of the ball game between the East Rush Giants and Fairdale Tigers at East Rush, July 30th, Fairdale still holds the championship of the county by a small margin.

 

East Kingsley - Harry Smith lost a valuable colt, last week, by falling from a bridge driveway into the barn. They heard it walking on the bridge and thought it was stamping flies, but when they went to it, it was dead.

 

Dundaff - Our school vacation will soon be over, perhaps not--as our School board has not hired any teacher yet. Applications from first-class teachers would receive prompt attention from the Secretary.

 

Dimock - The address on "Hygiene in the Home and School," by Dr. George Norris, at the Baptist church, last Friday evening, was interesting and instructive and highly appreciated by the audience. Lectures of this kind are of great value to any community.

 

News Briefs - Young men should be careful when talking with their best girl over the telephone. [Remember party lines?] ALSO A young lady is in the county this week giving a demonstration of the famous Heinz goods, pickles, etc., largely and popularly known as the "57 varieties." These goods have become famous through their excellent qualities, rigidly maintained through many years. It will be worth one's while to go in and see the display and sample some of the various products.

 

August 12 (1910/2010)

 

 

Franklin Forks - Max Tingley, a young man living below here, fell from a load of hay while driving to Hallstead on Friday, breaking his leg. He was alone, and although suffering from the pain, unhitched one of the horses and rode to Hallstead. Dr. Merrell, after setting the bone, took him home in his automobile.

 

Brooklyn - Ely's Lake has made a start; a cottage is being built. Who will be next?

 

Dimock - The Dimock Campmeeting commences next Wednesday evening, continuing until Aug. 25.

 

Auburn Four Corners - Owing to the absence of the pastor, Rev. H. C. Downing, who is taking a vacation, there will be no services at the Baptist church during the month.

 

Towanda/Jessup Twp. - Levi Blaisdell, a prominent resident of Towanda, died on Wednesday evening, Aug. 3, after a long illness. He was a native of Jessup Township, being born Sept. 10, 1833. His parents were Timothy S. and Patience Dewers Blaisdell. He had a fine war record, enlisting in Co. D, 50th P.V.I., at Montrose on Sept. 1, 1861. He was honorably discharged, Nov. 30, 1865. Mr. Blaisdell was in many of the principal battles of the war and for nearly a year was a prisoner at Andersonville.

 

Forest Lake - The baseball nine of Forest Lake will hold an ice cream social at the creamery, Friday night, August 19. All are invited to come and have a good time.--Eugene Hollister, captain.

 

Great Bend - Dr. Frederic Brush, superintendent of the New York Post-Graduate Hospital, has been awarded first prize by Collier's Magazine in the vacation story contest. Dr. Brush was a Great Bend young man.

 

Thompson - There resides here a man who is fast rising to eminence in the world of letters. His pen name is Kirk Parson. His first story came from the press several years ago. It is a sparkling tale of railroad life, bearing the title: "On The Mountain Division." This week his publishers, the Roxburgh Co., of Boston, have put out a new novel from his pen: "A Fast Game." Kirk Parson is the Rev. Luman E. Sanford, pastor of the M. E. church at Thompson. He was born within the confines of his present parish, so that this section of the State may rightly claim him. He is a quiet, unpretentious man, who is in love with his work. His geniality and abounding humor has made for him a host of friends, most of whom will be greatly surprised to learn that Kirk Parson and Rev. Luman E. Sanford, are one.

 

Springville - Camp Wright, a colored man, for many years a resident of this village, was taken sick last week and, as he had no one to attend him, he was taken to the Auburn and Rush poor asylum on Friday. Word was received Monday that he was dead. His father, the late Samuel Wright, was a runaway slave, coming here before the Civil War.

 

Alford - J. M. Decker has broken ground for a new house near N. Wagner's. ALSO F. D. Houlihan lost a valuable horse recently. It was taken sick and died at South Gibson, where Mr. and Mrs. Houlihan were visiting.

 

South Harford - Price Harding, of Minneapolis, Minn., is visiting his brother, Philander Harding. ALSO - Anna Adams has been hired to teach the Harding school the coming term, which begins August 29.

 

Jackson - Bissel Brown succeeded in getting his auto up the hill after several weeks rest.

 

Uniondale - Geo. Esmay and Dan Gibson are going to start with their stepper for the races at Dug Righter, York State, next week. Leon Sheibly and Oliver Richards are to go as caretakers. Dan and George say that the York State horses will move some or they will bring back the pot.

 

Silver Lake - The Richmond Hill "Sluggers" defeated the Montrose team last Friday at Montrose, in a hotly contested game. Score 15 to 18.

 

A trip to Brooklyn, related by Dr. C.C. Halsey, Montrose, to attend the Presbyterian Church Centennial - "I recall my first visit to Brooklyn. It was in the early summer of 1845 and on a Saturday, for we had no school in the academy of which I was then principal. There was but one way to get there, and that was by the Milford and Owego turnpike. I went on horseback and passed through several strips of woods where now there are well tilled fields and other tokens of agricultural thrift. Before crossing one of the branches of the Meshoppen creek I noticed two residences, places of pubic entertainment in the early settlement of the county. I seemed to be going up or down hill all the way, but the grade has since been improved in some places. I passed through one toll gate and contributed a little toward the maintenance of the road. The latter part of the way was along a creek and quite level. At a rather sharp turn, and slight ascent, the hamlet came suddenly into view. Conspicuous on the right was the stately mansion of the late Dr. Braton Richardson, which remains to this day, and close by is the office where the late Drs. W. L. Richardson, L. A. and E. N. Smith were medical students. There was an unpretentious hotel, a school house, a blacksmith shop, a few stores and some other buildings that were not residences. I saw but one church in the village, but high up on the hill beyond stood the Universalist church, which for many years was a landmark and beacon. [Dr. Halsey goes on to relate another trip to Brooklyn, but for this article we will conclude for want of space.]

 

News Brief - The high price of mules is giving Pennsylvania anthracite mining companies much trouble. They cannot be dispensed with, in spite of the introduction of power motors, and their price has gone up from $145 in 1901 to $219 in 1907, and now to $300. Only the strongest animals can be used. They are well cared for and every colliery has a veterinarian. Their feed costs 40 per cent more than in 1901. ALSO The latest invention to hang in the family dining room is the gum board, plain or decorated, fastened to the wall. The name of each of the family is painted on the circumference, and marks the spot where the gum is left until wanted. This saves carrying the gum to bed and getting it in ones hair or swallowing it in the night. It is obvious that the gum board supplies a long felt want, and he who invented the fad will have the best wishes of the young ladies.

 

August 19 (1910/2010)

 

 

Dimock - A large attendance at Dimock camp meeting is reported. All the cottages are filled.

 

Susquehanna - The increased rates on the Jefferson branch [of the Erie R.R.] makes the fare from Carbondale $1.00. The increase is one-half cent per mile and is now enforced on practically all the roads in Pennsylvania. ALSO Ray Ball, age 17, son of Engineer George Ball, was almost instantly killed shortly before noon Tuesday, while working on an electric light pole at the intersection of Franklin avenue and Prospect street.

 

Bridgewater Twp. - As Mr. Ruben Torry and a lady friend were out driving Tuesday afternoon, they met a three-in hand load. The wheel caught, throwing them both out, and luckily Mr. Torry had control of his horse, as it might have been a serious affair. Only the harness was broken and a whiffletree was cracked. Assistance was at hand as it was near the Angle blacksmith shop.

 

Springville - A. S. Button is one of those successful farmers who believes in diversified interests and combines dairying, sheep raising and poultry, so as to realize well from his acres.

 

Montrose - Montrose has many stretches of fine side walks. But she is unfortunate in that some of her worst walks are in the most prominent places. Some of them are on Public Avenue. Another place where there are bad places that a few hours' work would repair is on Mill street, between the D. L. & W. station and Maple Street, which is the "gate-way" to Montrose for all persons coming in on the trains and they have to stub their toes over these unnecessarily uneven places, and it cannot help but give them the first minute they have in town a bad impression as to Montrose's side walks. Better fix 'em.

 

Birchardville - The Oregon Indian Medicine Co. will present the play, "Ten Nights in [a] Bar Room," in a tent in this place, every night this week.

 

Lakeside - The Lake is getting quite low, water being drawn for power purposes.

 

Thompson - Last Wednesday it rained very graciously nearly all day, but two or three full loads drove over to North Jackson to attend the Hall-Lamb reunion. James Elmer DeWitt, of Gibson, got himself over the stream into the edge of New Milford and got Miss Lena B. Chamberlain, and from thence they drove to the Jefferson House at Thompson, and after dinner they called on Rev. P. R. Tower who said a few words pronouncing them man and wife and they were back to his home in time for the evening chores. ALSO Camp meeting on the Free Methodist grounds opened under favorable conditions Sunday; the weather, attendance and preaching being good.

 

Uniondale - M. D. Daniels and wife were on the mountain after huckleberries one day last week. The scenery was fine and beautiful, the berries small and scarce; but they picked 22 quarts with the long green. ALSO Miss Gertrude Hayden, one of Philadelphia's most celebrated song birds, visited F. M. Davies and wife for several days last week. Miss Hayden lived here when a small girl and has many friends here.

 

Franklin Forks - There will be a neighborhood picnic at Salts Springs on Friday, August 19. Everyone come and help the children have a good time. ALSO James Peck, of Kokomo, Indiana, is spending his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Peck.

 

Hop Bottom - There will be a harvest dance at the Valley View House on August 26, to which a general invitation is extended. The Purvis Orchestra has been engaged to furnish music and H. C. Carpenter, the proprietor, will spare no pains, as usual, to the end that all attendants may have a good time

 

Harford - The Osman-Tingley reunion was well attended; though a rainy day nobody was cross. Wilbur Richardson offered the use of his large barn, where dinner was served; and after dinner some good recitations, among them "Uncle Josh Playing Baseball," by Williston Oakley, was much enjoyed by all.

 

Ararat - The section laborers strike is ended, and the old track hands have returned to work at a wage scale we understand of $1.50 per day. They began work on Tuesday morning, August 16.

 

Brooklyn - The demand upon carpenters and builders B. A. Oakley and P. Burbank is urgent in the community where they reside, having two fine residences under construction at the present time, and which will occupy them the remainder of the season. They have just got Everett Ely's house on Maple enclosed, and early this week began raising for a handsome new home for L. S. Ely on Main Street.

 

Brookdale - Mrs. Delia Roy is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Perley Shelp, at Brookdale Orphanage. [We are looking for information on this orphanage. The 1910 census has Perley L. Shelp and his wife, as overseers of the mission farm. Please contact the Susquehanna County Historical Society if you have any information. Thank you.]

 

Forest City - Miss Nellie Miskall and Joseph Miskall, who have been suffering with typhoid fever, are now on the road to recovery, much to the gratification of their relatives and friends.

 

News Brief - Estimates of the damage done by the fire at the World's Fair at Brussels, Belgium, vary from $100,000,000 to $200,000,000. A spark falling into inflammable material in the telegraph building kindled flames which driven by a high wind, swept rapidly in all directions. Firemen and soldiers called to the scene found themselves baffled by the veritable gale, which carried burning embers to all parts of the grounds. The crowds became panic stricken. Men, women and children fought madly to escape. The exits became choked with the struggling masses and men used their fists to clear the pathway. Many were trampled under foot and badly injured. Only two lives were lost in the disaster, but hundreds were injured. ALSO A western doctor advertises by circular: "I will pay one half the funeral expenses where I am not successful." ALSO Florence Nightingale, the famous nurse of the Crimean War, died of heart failure in her London home. She was born in 1820.

 

September 02 (1910/2010)

 

 

Kingsley - Howard Finn returned home Thursday evening from Blue Ridge Summit, where he has been working for G. B. King, formerly principal of the Harford high school, and expects to leave for Mount Hermon, Mass., where he will attend the Moody school for boys the coming year.

 

Springville - Geo. M. Lake is taking a fancy to thoroughbred Holstein cattle and now has a herd of eight. Mr. Lake is a progressive farmer, and has one of the finest cow barns in the county.

 

Forest City - Enterprise hose company has ordered new uniforms. Sack coats will replace the long dress uniform of the past fifteen years and navy blue will give way to a rich claret color, with black facings. The new uniform will be of military cut, and the company will make a very knobby looking organization in their new clothes.

 

Rush - Our high school opened Monday with Prof. John Lee, of Waymart, as principal, Bessie Pickett as intermediate teacher, and Mary Hickok in the primary room.

 

Thompson - After a successful meeting of ten days, the Free Methodist campmeeting broke up Tuesday evening and the campers went away. Rumor has it the camp here is abandoned.

 

Heart Lake - A delightful german [cotillion] was given by Professor Lamoreaux, Binghamton's dancing master, at the pavilion on Monday evening. About fifty couples from Binghamton participated in the function, and all made merry until late.

 

Montrose/Scranton - Jared C. Warner, former Montrose resident, died in Scranton on Friday. He was born in Montrose on June 28, 1831. When a young man he was employed as a stage driver on the line running between this place and New York city. The route went over the hills of eastern Susquehanna County to Pleasant Mount and by the old Milford and Owego turnpike through New Jersey. The route was through a wild country, the distance was over 200 miles, and a trip occupied several days. The only surviving driver of the old stage route is John Waters, of Lenox. When coal was discovered in Slocum Hollow, now Scranton, the Lackawanna railroad was built and the stage lines were abandoned. Mr. Warner worked in the mines for several years, returned to Montrose in 1862 and was recalled to Scranton where he worked for the Lackawanna railroad until 1890. [One of his bearers was Harold Stark, U.S.N., Newport; VA., later Chief of Naval Operations during WW11.]

 

Bennett Corners [Where is Bennett Corners ?] - The farmers and their families have been attending camp meetings, picnics and reunions of late. Well, as a general thing a farmer lives an isolated, lonely life and it used to be said there were more farmers' wives in the insane asylum than any other class. The farmers can't all take their wives and go to the seashore or Lake Carey or Delaware Water Gap. These picnics, reunions, short excursions and so on, help to break the monotony of their lives. All hail to the picnics and let's have more of them.

 

Dimock - A large number of our people attended Dimock campmeeting on Sunday. Those who went Saturday were disappointed, as there was hardly anybody there. It looks as though campmeetings are things of the past.

 

Brooklyn - The sensation of the town is an unsuccessful attempt to shoot a large St. Bernard dog belonging to Wade Barnes. The dog had seriously bitten Harry Burbank.

 

Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The ball game last Saturday was well attended, the Lemon team winning. The festival in the evening was a success, the net proceeds amounting to $11.33.

 

Kingsley, Hop Bottom, etc. - On Tuesday night of last week John Decker, of Kingsley, had stolen from his premises a horse and 35 chickens. Such depredations are very common it is said, all through the vicinity of Kingsley, Hop Bottom, Lathrop and Nicholson, and many people are to apprehensive as to losing property that they hardly dare to go to bed at night--and when they do, sleep with one eye open, with a shot gun near at hand. One man in Lathrop township said he thought perhaps more than 1,000 fowls had been 'swiped' from hen roosts there the past season. County Supt. Stearns had his hen roost relieved of 40 fine fowls last spring, and it is supposed the same parties are responsible for all these sneaking depredations on outraged society. DeWall Bros, large raisers of swine outside Kingsley, have two or more head stolen every year, some of them being marketable porkers. Some wonder if these communities have an underground railroad to New York.

 

Susquehanna - What was undoubtedly the longest freight train ever pulled by a single locomotive, left Susquehanna one day last week over the Delaware division of the Erie railroad. The train consisted of 126 loaded cars and caboose, pulled by locomotive No. ?. with Engineer David Scales of Susquehanna at the throttle and Conductor J. Winters, Port Jervis, in charge of the train. The train was over a mile long, 5,392 feet, to be exact.

 

North Jackson - A. F. Yale and Sam Sutter found a bee tree, a large yellow birch near Pope's pond, completely filled with honey. The yield was 80 pounds.

 

Glenwood - There were 64 automobiles that passed through our town one day last week.

 

Ararat Summit - About sixty relatives and friends of the Payne family met for their reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Meyers, Aug. 24, 1910. It proved to be not only a reunion day but a wedding day, for at the close of the entertainment of recitations, etc., the guests were requested to tarry for a few moments during the last and most pleasing feature of the occasion, and to their surprise Wayland Gelatt, youngest son of Mrs. Hattie Gelatt Meyers, with his bride, Miss Elizabeth Caffrey, stepped out upon a rug and in the presence of their surprised guests they were united in marriage by the Rev. James E. Payne, uncle of the groom. The bride was prettily and tastefully attired in a gown of old rose silk and was one of Ararat's charming young ladies, she having made it her home for several years with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Carpenter. Mr. and Mrs. Gelatt were accompanied to Oakland by their sister-in-laws, Mrs. Maurice Gelatt and Mrs. Gaylord Gelatt, and are now on their wedding tour to Fulton, N.Y. We wish them a long and successful matrimonial career.

 

September 09 (1910/2010)

 

 

Flynn - The old bachelors held their clam bake Monday evening and one of the most enjoyable times of the season was had. Refreshments were served on the lawn. Music and songs also dancing of all kinds were indulged in until a late hour, when all repaired to their homes longing for the return of the next annual gathering. Edward Gallager acted as chef and toastmaster.

 

Auburn Center - Miss Laura Bushnell, who was to be assistant principal in the Auburn High school, resigned on Saturday night, and in about 24 hours afterwards, Miss Holland, from Laceyville, was on hand to fill the vacancy.

 

Montrose - Engineer J. W. Spence, daughter Fenella, Miss Bissell and two other friends, made a short call at C. W. Pierson's, Auburn Center, Monday noon and the way he sends that Ford machine--his best engine on the DL&W would be nowhere. ALSO Engineer Spence, when he came in Tuesday evening immediately went to the head of the engine to see if there were any indications on the pilot of his having struck a man near Harrington's crossing, and was relieved when he found none. "Jack" said that when he came down the grade he felt almost sure he had run over a man lying on the track. When Baggagemaster Finn returned on his "track automobile" he was told to keep on the lookout. The supposed "man" proved to be a warped plank lying alongside the rail, which the trusty engineer's watchful eye had spied. There is nothing within the glare of the headlight that misses "Jack's" eye.

 

Harford - Hon. E. E. Jones was here Tuesday. He is in the unique position of being a candidate for Representative on both the Republican and Democratic tickets and for one bearing so many testimonies of esteem, wears the honors gracefully and apparently enjoys it. ALSO Tuesday night, about 11:45, the residence of Mrs. Mary Quinlan was burned to the ground. The property was insured.

 

Brooklyn - C. A. Rozelle is most popular with the housewives here at this time of year, the quality of his celery, radishes, corn, etc. always being the best and freshly picked. Growers of green truck say they easily sell all they can raise.

 

Lawsville - Worthy Deputies C. P. Lyman and Allan D. Miller organized last week a new Grange with a charter membership of 24. The name of the Grange will be the Lawsville Grange. Meetings will be held the first and third Friday of each month.

 

Great Bend - Ernest Conklin, son of Henry Conklin, was found dead in a field a short distance from his father's home in the township, Tuesday. The young man had been suffering from heart disease for some time. In the morning, although not feeling well, he told his mother he was going out to pick some berries. She tried to dissuade him but he persisted in going. After he had been gone some hours a search was made and his dead body found. He was 17 years of age.

 

Uniondale - The Tri County Fair, to be held here Sept. 26, 27, 28, 29, promises lots of excitement each day. There will be racing events every day and some close contests are looked for. There will be pulling matches, tight rope walking, trapeze performances & etc.

 

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - The people of this place are rejoicing over the rain that has fallen the last few days. ALSO Anyone needing good threshing done needn't be afraid to call on the Wilbur boys of Rhiney Creek; they do their work quick and sure.

 

Parkvale - There was preaching at Parkvale Sunday at 2 o'clock by Rev. Button of Brooklyn. He delivered a fine sermon and after the sermon they gathered at the water and baptized six and sprinkled four.

 

Hop Bottom - Diphtheria has again developed in the home of Orrin Rose.

 

Little Meadows - William Brennan, aged 23 years, a native of this place, was fatally injured at Peekskill, N.Y. on Thursday, Aug. 25, dying a few hours later in a hospital. A rock from a steam shovel, which he was assisting to operate, fell from the scoop and fractured his skull. His father was the late Dr. Brennan. Two sisters, Miss Mary Brennan, of Carbondale, and a brother, Joseph Brennan, of Towanda, survive.

 

Forest Lake - James Farrell, who lives out on the Forest Lake road, found a pocketbook last Saturday, containing quite a snug sum of money. It was lost by F. W. Thornton of Old Forge, who has been occupying Mr. Safford's bungalow at Pine Grove Camp. Mr. Thornton, on discovering his loss, went back over the road and met Mr. Farrell, searching for the owner of the pocketbook. Mr. Farrell and Mr. Thornton were strangers, but Mr. Farrell's promptness in publishing his find soon brought them together.

 

Susquehanna - John P. Shanahan, our well known newspaper correspondent, has relinquished that line of work to go on the road as the advance representative of the high-class comedy company, "The Arrival of Kitty."

 

Franklin Forks - Ward B. Smith, owner of a cutglass factory, is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. E. Tiffany at Wyalusing. Charles Strong has charge of the factory during his absence.

 

Factoryville - Christy Mathewson, the famous baseball pitcher from Factoryville, has broken down from overwork and will, it is reported, go to a sanitarium to rest.

 

Hallstead - John Armlin, while cradling oats, heard an unusual noise near his feet and on looking down saw he had cut the oats away and exposed three rattlers. The snakes were coiled for business and Mr. Armlin knew that he had to strike before they did or he would get "struck out." Fortunately he proved the best hitter, and when he went to dinner he dragged along three snakes, the smallest being over three feet long and the other two about four feet six each. When he continued cradling in the afternoon he could not be blamed for going a little slow and watching the ground close by. ALSO Ira B. Preston, aged 67 years, died at his home in Hallstead, Sept. 5, after an illness of about six weeks. He was a retired Lackawanna conductor, having been in the employ of the railroad company for nearly 40 years. He was a veteran of the civil war and widely known throughout the county. He is survived by a wife.

 

September 16 (1910/2010)

 

 

Montrose - One of the largest attended fairs in the history of the Susq. Co. Agricultural Society is now in progress. The balloon ascension, which was the main attraction, proved a failure, the wind blowing the balloon into the flames, burning a hole in it. This was repaired and yesterday afternoon another attempt was made, but owing to the gasoline giving out at the crucial moment it was not inflated sufficiently to ascend. The aeronauts, while disheartened, are not giving up, and yesterday telegraphed for the chief aeronaut, telling the people "the balloon will go up or we'll burn her up." The crowd was one of the largest ever on the grounds, it being estimated over 4,000 people present. The 5 mile marathon race had three runners--Frank Felker, James O'Connell and Abou Steine. O'Connell won in39 minutes and Felker came in second, at 40 minutes. The one-mile race for boys under 12 was won by Benson Roach, the time being 6 minutes. Charles Roach, second, in 6 ½ minutes. Charles Wood and Charles Mackey also ran. ALSO John J. Birney was out bright and early Saturday morning after mushrooms, ere the dew was off the grass. Mr. Birney knows good mushrooms when he eats them, but is not always sure of them at sight. He follows the son of Erin's method of telling a mushroom--"You ate 'em; if you live, they're mushrooms." "John" hasn't yet got hold of toadstools.

 

Herrick Center - The town is reported entirely free of smallpox. All the houses where there were any inmates suffering from the disease have been thoroughly fumigated and there is no likelihood of more cases. During the scare there were fourteen people quarantined, twelve of whom had smallpox. There were no deaths, each patient was given every reasonable care and comfort and the entire cost, including medical attendance, guards and provisions, was less than $500.

 

Hopbottom - E. S. Quick, a section foreman on the Lackawanna railroad, was killed Tuesday afternoon. He was working on the tracks and had stepped out of the way of the south-bound passenger train, when he was struck by the limited going in the opposite direction. He left a wife and four children.

 

Franklin Forks - Len Watson is busy repairing Frank Summers' house. We think we hear the wedding bells.

 

South Gibson - Miss Beatrice Howe resigned her position in the telephone office and it is filled at present by Miss Goldie Clark.

 

Bennett Corners, Auburn Twp. - There were a good many places in which to go on Labor Day, but as "ye scribe" was a stranger, concluded to attend the picnic in McAvoy's woods. We went there, found a nice, quiet crowd, and so friendly and good natured that we felt the influence of their good will at once. There was no program, but they had some fine dancing and some fancy figures in their dances, too. We also went to the Lawton fair and it was a nice day and what a crowd there was. As we came near the grounds the road was lined with teams, and the grounds were covered, too. They sold 900 more tickets than were ever sold before. There were ball games, merry-go-rounds, throwing balls and so on, and the Montrose band was there, too. There was a splendid display in all lines and how good the canned goods, jellies, etc., looked and how good the bread smelled; it was then nearly noon. In the afternoon there were three speeches, which nicely finished out the day.

 

Brooklyn - George H. Terry is of the opinion that a horse is more reliable than an automobile for he has purchased a fine steed. ALSO Welcome Bunnell had the misfortune to lose a horse while on an East Bridgewater road one day last week. It had not been sick and without a moment's notice dropped over dead.

 

Rushville - D. W. Terry has purchased the J. A. Shadduck store property and will continue the business. Mr. Terry is widely known in that vicinity and being a many of integrity and ability will, without doubt, continue to do a thriving business.

 

Forest City - A south bound D & H passenger train ran into a herd of cattle about a mile from Forest City, Saturday afternoon, killing six of the animals. Fortunately the train was not ditched, in which event there might have been fatalities. The pilot of the locomotive was demolished, cylinder cocks broken off and other slight damage done.

 

South Harford - The men area busy cleaning up after threshing and sharpening their corn knives. The air is full of sweet odors coming from spiced pickles, pears and peaches.

 

Thompson - Prof. Charles Savage [Savige], of the Herrick Centre High School, has been watching by the bedside of his young wife, at her father's in the township, south of the borough, for two weeks, without a glimmer of hope of her recovery and is watching still.{Tillie Savige died at the home of her father after weeks of intense suffering, Sept. 24, 1910.}

 

Sankey - S. W. Loomis is building a wagon house and granary. ALSO Emery and Stanley Loomis started for Delaware State College on Monday.

 

Flynn - Chas. McManus went away from the Lawton fair with the honor of having the best road horse exhibited at the fair. And why not? "Charley" is all right and so is his fine horse.

 

News Briefs - Signs of approaching winter--The frost upon the pumpkin, the disappearance of the straw hat, the red-tinged leaves and withered hollyhocks, the bald-headed crank of a bachelor who gets up with a grouch on in the morning, the pancakes and syrup--and other things. ALSO The "bachelor girl" is now the term applied to the young woman who leaves the paternal home and strikes out for herself. ALSO An exchange is again agitating the scheme of naming all country roads, as streets in towns are now named, and number the houses along the roads. The plan is a good one. At present country roads have no designation except as incidentally fall to them and it is often difficult for strangers to find their way without making frequent inquiries. ALSO The Montrose and State Line Railroad Company has been chartered to build a 15 mile railroad from Montrose to the New York State line. The capitol is $150,000. F. W. Ogden, of Scranton, controls almost all the stock. H. E. Paine, of Scranton, is president. This is part of the proposed Scranton & Binghamton trolley road.

 

September 23 (1910/2010)

 

 

South New Milford - On Monday of last week Stephen Davis was kicked in the stomach by a colt and badly injured. He was carried into the house and a doctor called, but his injuries were too severe and he passed away Friday afternoon. He will be missed very much, as he was a good citizen. He had been a member of the South New Milford Baptist Church for a number of years, also Sunday school supt. He leaves a wife. Mr. Davis was born in Wales and had no relatives in this country. The funeral was held at the church, with burial in New Milford.

 

Brooklyn - The school was closed last Thursday to enable those who desired to attend the Montrose fair, and a large number went. It was also closed for the Harford fair. ALSO We were told that E. S. Eldridge sold the apples in his orchard right on the trees for fifteen hundred dollars. Who says it doesn't pay to set out apple trees? It must be that kind of people that never prune and take proper care of their orchards. Good for Mr. Eldridge. We would like to sample some of those nice apples.

 

South Montrose - Mr. Hudgins, the blacksmith, has purchased the meat block factory of Abram Lake and contemplates making a residence of the same.

 

Montrose Garage and Auto Company - has opened its garage at No. 23 Chestnut street, which makes a very convenient place for the same. It is a very neat and commodious building, handy of access and egress, with fine hardwood floors, making an ideal show room, which we understand will be filled with some of the latest models of the best cars on the market, so that prospective buyers may have an opportunity to inspect the car and have a practical demonstration of the same. Those purchasing cars will be taught to run them and care for them until they have become proficient themselves. They have installed an up-to-date gasoline tank and pump, with a centrifugal filter, so that gasoline bought there will be absolutely free from water or any foreign substance, as gasoline used without filtering causes an endless amount of trouble to the autoists. ALSO Last Friday afternoon the aeronauts at the Montrose fair made a successful ascension that was viewed by a large crowd. After going to a great height the parachute was cut loose and the aeronaut landed safely near the residence of J. J. Ryan on Lake avenue. The balloon sailed towards the courthouse, landing on the telephone and electric light wires, from which it was cut down. No admission was charged at the grounds, as the crowds on previous days had been disappointed in seeing a successful ascension.

 

Little Meadows - Our school has opened with Morris Beebe, of South Apalachin, as teacher. We all wish him a successful term. ALSO Little Meadows was well represented at the Owego fair last week, and Fred Ailport's horse won first prize in the running race.

 

Springville - Last Saturday evening some person or persons entered the chickery of G. P. Stang with the evident intent of carrying away some of his poultry. They were heard, however, and nearly caught. He got so near them that he was afraid to use his shotgun, but fired later. Whether anyone was hurt or not could not be determined. Barns are also being entered and grain and feed stolen. Someone will get a dose of birdshot and then the culprit will be known.

 

Hallstead - George Lamb, of Hallstead, has been appointed to take over the run of Engineer J. W. Spence, who turned his engine over to the newcomer yesterday morning. The change had been rumored for a couple of weeks, Mr. Lamb being one of the oldest engineers in the service, having the right to select the run he chose, providing the engineer was less years in the employ of the company. Mr. Spence has been engineer on the Montrose branch of the Lackawanna practically since the road was opened some twenty years ago. Mr. Lamb has been in the employ of the Lackawanna for forty-one years and is one of their most trusted engineers. Mr. Spence plans to move his family to Scranton, taking a run on the main line.

 

South Gibson - County Treasurer W. G. Morgan was here to see his sister, Miss Wordie Morgan, who was injured a few days ago in a runaway. Miss Morgan was riding from Carbondale to her home with Rural Carrier Boulter, when the horse became frightened and got beyond control of the driver. Both were thrown out, Miss Morgan sustaining a broken bone in the wrist and also serious bruises which have since confined her to bed. Mr. Boulter also was badly bruised and painfully injured.

 

Choconut - Schools in this township mostly opened the fore part of the month. The Chalker school opened Sept. 5th, Miss Mary Dunn teacher; the Donley school, Sept. 12th, Miss Susie Murphy, teacher; the Golden school, Sept 12th, James Hawley, teacher.

 

North Bridgewater - While Andrew Fancher and son, Leon, were driving near the North Bridgewater creamery last week, they were met by a large touring car. Their horse became frightened, throwing them out, dragging Mr. Fancher a considerable distance in his effort to stop his horse.

 

Franklin Twp. - Edmond Webster and family attended the Webster reunion at the home of Ernest Ingram, on Howard Hill. ALSO William Smith, of Franklin Forks, one of the old veterans, started for the National Soldier's Home, at Johnson City, Tenn., Monday morning. The state furnished his transportation.

 

Great Bend - Mrs. Henry Hendrickson defended her home against two would-be house breakers last Thursday, says the Susquehanna Transcript. Mrs. Hendrickson was alone in the farm house, which is some distance from other dwellings, when she was advised by phone that two suspicious characters were enroute toward her home. Mrs. Hendrickson at once took down her husband's double barrel shotgun and loaded it to kill. Soon the two men made their appearance and when they discovered that a woman was alone in the house they took steps to force entrance. About that time the plucky woman unmasked her battery and the tramps or robbers beat a rapid retreat.

 

Elk Lake - M. L. Biesecker and Phil Risley have both just purchased a new up-to-date steel fishing rod, new reel and lines, and now have them ready for business. They say, look out Mr. Bass.

 

News Brief - By direction of the Post Office Department, patrons have been asked to provide facilities for the reception of their mail by erecting conveniently accessible boxes or cutting suitable slots in their doors. Such action would enable the postmaster to give a more prompt and better delivery by not having to wait for an answer to their ring.

 

September 30 (1910/2010)

 

 

Susquehanna - There will be a public meeting in the orchard of M. M. Benson near Susquehanna, on Oct. 3, 1910, for the purpose of showing the benefits resulting from improved methods in use in the Model Orchards, conducted under the co-operation of the Division of Zoology of the State Department of Agriculture. At this meeting treated trees will be compared with those not treated and sprayed fruit shown beside unsprayed, grown under the same conditions.

 

Bridgewater Twp. - The school directors of Bridgewater will offer at public sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, 1910, at 2 p.m., on the premises, the school house and out buildings known as the Coolville school house near the residence of Henry Decker.

 

Forest City - The front of the Osgood building, known as the Crystal motion picture house, has been torn out and a business front put in its place. It will be occupied by Polousky Bros.

 

Uniondale - Mrs. W. A. Crane has opened a millinery business on Main Street.

 

Elk Lake - The 9th annual reunion of the Lathrop family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin S. Lathrop on Sept. 10th, 1910; there were 50 in attendance; dinner was furnished by the Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church. After dinner a short business meeting was held and the officers and committees were elected for another year, and the rest of the day was spent in visiting and social enjoyment. All say they had a good time this day being also the 80th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin S. Lathrop.

 

Thompson - Lura Pickering has gone to Ithaca where she will teach in the piano department of the Conservatory of Music. Allan D. Miller and Fred McNamara have resumed their studies, Allan in the law school at Carlisle, Pa., and the latter in the dental college at Baltimore.

 

Rush - D. W. Terry has purchased the J. A. Shadduck store property in Rushville and will continue the business. "Danny" is very popular and will do well.

 

Hallstead - The interest in drilling the oil well in Hallstead, deeper, is increasing every day and a number who are interested in a greater Hallstead, who had not been stockholders before, have recently subscribed for stock in order to help the matter along and the sale of the 2,000 additional shares are now practically assured. The prospect of striking oil is regarded as being far too good to give up at the present depth. Within a few days a representative of the local company will go to the oil regions to secure the best drillers that can be found and the work at the well will be rushed in order to get through before cold weather sets in.

 

Heart Lake - Sherman Griffing has a new motor wagon which is attracting a great deal of attention.

 

Flynn - George Phalen, of New York, one of the Pinkerton detectives, is spending his vacation with his parents here.

 

Forest Lake - The Warner school, after being closed for two years, reopened this season with an attendance of 19 scholars, with Miss Loretta McCabe as teacher. Many of the patrons are much pleased and return many thanks to the newly elected directors. ALSO James Broderick is the owner of a fine new buggy. All the girls are smiling on "Jim."

 

East Kingsley - Mr. Crosley has purchased the wood lot on the Ezekiel Titus homestead and is preparing to move his mill there and cut it up. It is the original woods that was taken up by one of the nine partners, 120 years ago, and is an old landmark.

 

Dundaff - Walter Rifenburg returned from the Syracuse fair last Wednesday, bringing with him his bride, nee Mrs. Fanny Sly. The villagers turned out to greet them at 10:30 (p.m.) with pans, guns, bells and everything to add a little noise to the racket made.

 

Brooklyn - Some of the finest celery we have every seen was shown us Saturday by C. A. Rozelle, who makes a specialty of growing it. Mr. Rozelle told us that he was very successful at the Harford Fair, taking several first premiums and the premium on collection of vegetables, which also entitled him to a $5 premium offered by seedman Burpee.

 

Auburn - The Rev. Hudgins is preaching some interesting temperance sermons at the different churches and judging from his remarks he is not very much in favor of either of the candidates [for governor] who Boss [Boies] Penrose [senior Senator from Pennsylvania] says we shall vote for.

 

Jackson - On the 12th of September there gathered at Mrs. Charles Bookstaver's home, a very happy company of 30 friends and neighbors, to celebrate the 90th birthday of her mother, Mrs. Caroline Bingham, it being a perfect surprise to grandma having been conceived and brought about by her daughter and grandchildren. Grandma Bingham's face beamed with that youthful smile that is a characteristic of her life, as the friends gathered to greet her and bring little tokens of love and flowers. Grandma was in her wheel chair and when the refreshments were served her granddaughter Lula, brought a small table and her schoolmate, Aunt Theda Tucker, was invited to a seat by her side to partake with her, while they talked of the days of their youth and to complete the surprise in stepped one of her former pastors, Rev. P. R. Tower, and read a poem in her honor. At 5 p.m. the friends took the hand of Mrs. Bingham, wishing her many years yet with us, and expressing their kind wishes for the pleasant time enjoyed at the home of Mrs. Bookstaver. [Grandma Bingham died in 1911].

 

Gettysburg Reunion - Frank S. Barnes and John Decker, of Hallstead; Augustus Smith and J. Palmer, of Franklin; John J. Stockholm, of Hickory Grove; George W. Burman, George Bowell, Isaac Rankin, of Ararat Summit; S. L. French and Charles Belcher of Thompson; Frank Angell of West Auburn, all of whom fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, will go to that place on Sept. 27, to attend the dedication of the Pennsylvania monument.

 

October 07 (1910/2010)

 

 

Great Bend - The four Stephens sisters will break up housekeeping this week and store their goods. They will board this winter.

 

Lawsville Center - The 55th reunion of the Bailey family was held Sept. 7, 1910, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. VanHouten. The day brought out the largest attendance in several years, 58 members and six visitors were present. There are now 127 living members. After one of those most bountiful dinners, which the Bailey ladies know so well how to serve, all retired to the lawn.

 

Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. - Miss Mary E. Richards, aged 43 years, died Sept. 28 from tuberculosis at her home at Welsh Hill. Just a month previous her brother, Samuel, passed away. She was a sister of the late Prof. J. L. Richards, one of the best known principals of the county. Interment at Welsh Hill Cemetery.

 

Royal, Clifford Twp. - R. E. Wells has improved the Hotel Royal by putting a new polished white maple floor in the spring floor hall. Charles Hinkley is boss of the job. As there are so many inquiries as how the spring floor is made and the old floor is tore up one can see how it is built; the wall is 30 x 50 ft. and has two separate rows of joice one row above the other; the lower row is for the under rooms; the upper row are the springs and are not sawed but hewed, each one out of a Basswood tree 30 in number; they are 30 ft. long by 5 in. wide and 10 in. deep; each end is framed and pinned into a stud that runs up and down the building; the upper joice or springs are far enough above the lower joice to admit of 4 to 6 in. spring without hitting the lower joice.

 

Hopbottom - The Y. P. C. U. will hold a Hallowe'en social in Masonic hall Monday night, Oct. 30. A chestnut entertainment consisting of songs, recitations and dialogues will be given. Two prizes will be given, one for the prettiest masked lady, the other for the best looking masked gent. Tickets 10 cents. Refreshments 10 cents a plate. Entertainment at 7:30. Come and get your fortune told. ALSO Miss Candace Brown lost a valuable cow Saturday night by getting choked with apples.

 

Springville - E. W. Lott is the happy possessor of a new automobile. This makes four now owned in town.

 

Montrose - "The Wyoming Massacre" was presented at the Cnic on Tuesday evening. It was one of the series of historical pictures now being shown to an appreciative patronage. ALSO Undertaker Maurice J. O'Brien received this week a handsome eight-column, rubber tired hearse for use in connection with his business. The hearse is of the latest model and makes a valuable addition to his excellent equipment.

 

South Montrose - About 40 men are now employed on the Ballantine farm below South Montrose. In addition to the large concrete barn, a boarding house is also being erected for the use of the employees. [The Ballantine farm property eventually became Louden Hill Farm.]

 

St. Joseph - Miss Margaret Sweeney, for several years employed by the Government as an instructress in the Indian schools at Carlisle, after spending the summer with her sister, Miss Anastasia Sweeney, at St. Joseph, has again resumed her educational work.

 

Susquehanna - The home of Atty. F. D. Axtell was destroyed by fire on Thursday night of last week. The flames were discovered about 11 o'clock. Mr. Axtell and family being in Lanesboro, neighbors made the discovery only when the interior of the house was a mass of flames and bursting from the building. The loss is about $4,000, with only a small insurance. The clothes worn by members of the family and three rocking chairs were all that could be saved. ALSO George M. Brown, who formerly resided here, is reported to have succumbed to typhoid fever, in Oklahoma, where he had lived for some time. Deceased was the youngest son of Mrs. Lydia Brown, of Susquehanna.

 

Thompson - Because Pomona Master Allan D. Miller failed to obtain the work he expected at Dickinson College and because all other law schools had opened some time before, he decided to return home and study law with his father this winter.

 

Elk Lake - Lee Green is ill with typhoid fever. Dr. Fry is attending him.

 

Uniondale - Washington Davis and his wife, both nice old people, are very sick. Mrs. Davis has been sick several days and now the old gentleman has the pneumonia and neither of them is expected to stand it long. We hope for their recovery for they are such good neighbors and nice old people and they always have a pleasant word for everybody. ALSO We were told by Nat Lee, of near Uniondale, that the report of his son Ray, driving liveryman Bowell's horse from Herrick Centre to Greenfield in less than an hour, and that the horse died from the effects of it, was not true, but to the contrary Mr. Bowell says he can have any horse he has got even to his best ones, for he considers him a careful driver.

 

Middletown Centre - Miss Nina Beaumont is sewing for Mrs. M. D. Baldwin this week.

 

Forest City - John J. Connelly has been promoted from driver boss to assistant mine foreman at Clinton colliery, succeeding Charles McCabe, who goes to the position at No. 1 colliery, Carbondale, made vacant by the transfer of Charles Arnold to White Oak, at Archbald.

 

Dimock - Mrs. A. Ahner, who is 85 years old on November 21st next, is smart and well for one of her age. She has gone to Pittston to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. John Tench.

 

Fowler Hill, Auburn Twp. - Little Earl Wootton had his fingers smashed in a window on Friday.

 

News Brief - Games between the Chicago National league team and the Philadelphia Americans for the world's baseball championship will begin in the Pennsylvania city on Monday, October 17.

 

October 14 (1910/2010)

 

 

Susquehanna - The barn owned by J. G. Deuel near here was reported to have been destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The horses were removed in time, but it was impossible to save anything else. The fire was thought to have started from a lighted match dropped by a tramp, who slept in the barn over night. The loss estimated at $800.

 

Harford - Harford Camp of United Sportsmen will hold their first annual hunt Saturday, Oct. 15. Sides have been chosen and the losing side pays for the Oyster Supper which will be served in the Lecture Room at 7 p.m. Following is a list of the count: Fox 500; Weasel 100; Coon 100; Hawk 300; Blue Jay 50; King Fisher 50; Crow 200; Red Squirrel 200; Chip Munk 25.

 

Thompson - Burglars stole 22 pairs of high grade shoes from the store of Thomas Walker, Monday night. Mr. Walker made the discovery on opening the store on Tuesday morning, finding several shoe boxes scattered about the floor. A window in the front part of the store was pried open and entrance gained. It appears like the work of some one familiar with the interior of the store.

 

Lakeside - Mrs. Eva Perry is occupying rooms in W. S. Collum's house, having sold her place to her son, H. S. Perry, who has taken possession.

 

Montrose - While Robert Wood and wife were out driving Thursday evening, on Grow Avenue, their carriage collided with that of Ambrose Payne, who was also out driving, accompanied by his wife, daughter Ruth and two smaller children. The contact of the two vehicles precipitated Mr. and Mrs. Wood to the ground; also Mr. Payne and daughter Ruth were thrown out. All seemed to have escaped serious injuries from their sudden but rather exciting experience, but the following day Mr. Wood became unconscious and rather ill and has been hovering between life and death. The evening was an exceedingly dark one and Grow Avenue was without lights, a wire having broken and rendered void the light service on that street. [Mr. Wood passed away on Oct. 21, 1910]. ALSO Seventeen ladies signified their intention of forming a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. One of the main objects in forming a chapter is to perpetuate the memory of the men and women of the Revolutionary period and promote the interests for which they struggled. In Susquehanna County, John Adams and Thomas Williams both lived to the age of 104 years and George Gelatt to 105 years. Many of the men served in the French and Indian war, and had glorious records of faithfulness and valor. Rufus Kingsley and Putnam Catlin were drummer boys at Bunker Hill; Capt. John Locke attended the Boston tea party in 1773 and was quite in evidence at that function.

 

Forest City - Rev. J. E. Gryczka has established a parochial school in the basement of Sacred Heart School and has about 200 pupils.

 

Kingsley - Mr. and Mrs. Urbane Sloat attended the unveiling of the soldiers' monument at Gettysburg. [U. Sloat was a member of Co. K., Sixth PA Reserves and later transferred to Co. E, 191st Reg. The Sixth fought at Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg.]

 

West Auburn - Frank Carter, of Retta, was seen driving his new machine through this village, Sunday morning about one o'clock, rather early for such a well behaved gentleman as Frank. In Auburn Center a number of people laid aside all work and care on Saturday afternoon and went to Meshoppen to see the $100 ball game played on Meshoppen ground between Laceyville and Meshoppen. The second game was in favor of Meshoppen, 8 to 1, and the final test to be on same ground, Oct. 15.

 

Silver Lake -Mr. and Mrs. Pickett have conducted the boarding house at the Russell farm during the past season, caring for those employed there, and have had as many as eighteen boarders at a time. Such a large family made things very strenuous in the Pickett household at times, but Mr. and Mrs. Pickett were equal to every occasion.

 

Hopbottom - H. C. Carpenter, proprietor of the Valley View House, will give one of his popular hops, Friday evening, October 21. Purvis' Orchestra will furnish music and a good time is assured those attending.

 

Flynn - Sister Admirabis, of Troy, N. Y., is here visiting her father, Mr. Patrick McCormick, who is dangerously ill.

 

Uniondale - Two aged and respected residents of this place passed away last week. Wm. W. Davis, 74 years old, expired Monday morning, Oct. 3, and his wife, who had been ill several weeks, succumbed Wednesday evening, Oct. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, after pleasantly living together for so many years, were allowed the unusual privilege of being carried to their last resting place together at the Welsh Hill cemetery.

 

Fairdale - The Grangers met last Saturday in Grange hall to celebrate their 14th anniversary. There were over 100 present who partook of a most excellent dinner.

 

Hallstead - Worthy Deputy C. P. Lyman inspected Friendship Grange on Oct. 8. The question of dancing at Grange meetings came up and Brother and Sister Lyman both expressed themselves as being very much opposed to the practice, for the reason that it has a tendency to draw the interest of the young people from the meeting, they being disposed to hurry through to begin dancing. Brother Lyman cited instances where Granges had been nearly or quite broken up by dancing. After the meeting ice cream and cake were served.

 

West Lenox - The Baptist church has purchased one of the houses on the grounds of the old Soldiers' Orphan School and will move it and convert it into a barn on the parsonage grounds--a much needed improvement.

 

Little Meadows - Last Friday evening Avery Johnson's friends gave him a birthday party at his home. A very enjoyable evening was spent, and best of all, the party was a genuine surprise to both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.

 

News Brief - We confess that we are not just as up-to-date as we might be and that is probably the reason that we never caught sight of a hobble-skirt until last week. They are not only pretty, but they might serve a good purpose as well if they only succeed in compelling the fast girls to slow down a little.

 

October 21 (1910/2010)

 

 

Bennett Corners, Auburn Twp. - As we through our windows watch the autos go by, how we all wish we had one; but it remains for Miss Jessie Sumner to break through and buy one, as we hear she intends to.

 

East Ararat - A birthday surprise party was tendered Miss Belle Wademan Wednesday evening of last week. A large number were in attendance and she received a present of over $7.

 

Lynn, Springville Twp. - The Elite Club will hold an oyster supper in the vacant house of Griffin Brooks, better known as the Dan Setser house, at Lymanville, this Friday evening. Boys, bring your girls and have a good time.

 

Forest City - No doubt the many friends of Jack Chambers, a former Forest City boy, will be pleased to hear that he has retired from the ring with 87 battles to his credit out of 93 battles fought. He has at present in his class, as one of his pupils, Jack Hammond, who issues a challenge to any one in the world at 158 lbs. Jack [Chambers] resides at present in Muskegon, Michigan and in his letter to his Vandling friend said there would be no more coal mines for him. He is enjoying good health and wishes to be remembered to his many Forest City friends.

 

Dimock - William Bailey, son of Andrew Bailey, in his early twenties, was seriously injured while at work preparing for the filling of a silo on his father's farm. The young man was standing on a scaffold in the interior of the silo, 25 feet above the concrete floor. He made a misstep and plunged downward striking another scaffold a few feet below and was hurled 16 ft. to the adamantine floor, striking his head and shoulders. It is a miracle that he was not killed outright. Drs. Gardner and Diller rendered effective medical aid and he is in a fair way toward recovery. The young man's father has been in ill health for a couple of years past and the brunt of the farm work has fallen upon his young shoulders, which he has borne manfully and shown adaptitude for the responsibility.

 

Great Bend - John Egleston, aged 72 years, died at his home here after a long illness, the result of diseases contracted in the Civil War. A wife, two daughters and three sons survive. ALSO Dr. Wm. Baldwin of Genoa, Italy, died at the home of his sisters, Misses Mary and Carrie Baldwin on Monday morning. He was a noted physician, not only in this country, but in England and Italy. Some years ago he was J. Pierpont Morgan's physician, and while in England and Italy he was called to treat members of the royal families. For a number of years he had lived in Genoa, where he was a regular practicing physician.

 

Hallstead - For several months past a gang of boys, ranging in ages from 12 to 18 years, have been engaged in malicious mischief in the Lackawanna yards, in this place, by throwing switches wrong, tearing open cars and stealing cabbage and other articles out of open cars, and making a general nuisance of themselves. Detectives from Scranton recently rounded up the gang and succeeded in capturing six of them, but four more escaped. They were taken to Justice Crook for a hearing and as it was their first offense they were severely reprimanded and fined a small sum. They were allowed to go with the warning that if ever caught on the company's property in the future they would be given a good long term in the reformatory.

 

Brooklyn - Chester Watrous was kept busy taking people to the county seat in his auto this week. ALSO The new barber shop was opened this week and from now on J.H. Tewksbury will greet all his old customers in his nicely fitted new quarters.

 

Silver Lake - While Arthur Hill was plowing on the place known as the "Little farm" near here on Tuesday morning, he had an exciting experience which he will probably not forget as long as he lives. As he and his team were going along serenely turning over a beautiful furrow, he was horrified to see both horses suddenly disappear as if swallowed up by the earth. It seems that on this farm there used to be an old mill and a discarded well which had some boards thrown over it and a little earth which had grassed over and gave no intimation of its being there. The boards had become badly rotted and when the team stepped upon them they gave way. Heroic measures were resorted to to save the team and with the assistance of some of the neighbors, including one woman, help being scarce, they were finally extracted and did not seem to be injured through the occurrence.

 

Uniondale - Harry Tripp fell from the top rafters of the barn while looking for hens eggs and badly sprained his wrist, knee and back.

 

Forest Lake - Miss Lelah Newton entertained the following husking bee party: Clara Green and sister, Lulu; Ray Everitt and sister, Daisy; Willie Quinlivan and sister, Mame; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Clark, Leman Brown, Neva Brown, Lelah Newton, Willie Newton, Paul Newton; also a load from Binghamton namely: Ezra Lampman, Mark Brown, Lena Underwood and Lulu Underwood. B. J. Clark furnished the music. Dancing and games were indulged until midnight then dainty refreshments were served to about 25 guests.

 

Brookdale - Richard Kelly recently received a letter from Ireland with the news of the death in September of Patrick Quigley, who in former years was our kind and trustworthy mail carrier.

 

Springville - That the noble horse is drifting toward the class of the dodo and other extinct species, was disproved the other day when a horse and auto came together in a speed clinch. Among other things for which Springville might be noted, is a certain fast horse who was named for a celebrated predecessor, Maud s. The story follows:-At Dimock the auto "honk honked," and Maud S. started to Shaw's Corners; the auto went past and Maud S. Started after it, and went to a place known as Muzzey's. The auto took the left and Maud S. the right and passed. The exciting contest continued to Blakeslee's when Maud S. stopped and the auto again passed. Then Maud S. caught the bit and took after the auto and occasionally let the occupants of the auto know that she was still in the game by thrusting her nose over among the occupants and feels that could she have had the right of way, she would have made a speed record. The owner of Maud S. is still waiting for the automobile manufacturers to add a few more cylinders to their machines before he sees any necessity of changing from the horse. Maud S. was sired by Postmaster F. I. Lott's horse, "The Judge," of Montrose.

 

October 28 (1910/2010)

 

 

Great Bend - Hallstead and Great Bend are becoming popular with city visitors. Daniel Sutliff has purchased the Messick place near Great Bend on the Susquehanna road. Mr. Sutliff became interested in the place when making a visit here. The farm has a river view which for picturesqness is beyond description. Other wealthy families in New York City are said to be considering either building or buying summer homes. They become interested in the place through Dr. [Frederick] Brush. ALSO The Great Bend Water company announces to their patrons that they can no longer furnish water from the lake and are pumping river water into the mains. Hence they advise boiling all water used for drinking purposes.

 

Auburn Centre - Supervisor Treible has built a substantial bridge over the Cool Creek near James Keogh's. ALSO The prohibition meeting at the Jersey Hill church was not greeted with a very full house on account of bad weather.

 

Thompson - Word came this afternoon of the death of Miss Margaret Crandall, at Uniondale. She had lived in Thompson for a year or two and for some months she was the efficient dining room girl at the Jefferson House. While here she became engaged to a Thompson young man and when he was taken sick she came to his bedside and helped the nurse care for him for a time. She went from here to her brother's for a rest and was prostrated soon with fever, resulting in her death. Sad indeed.

 

Brooklyn - Willis Lee, of Washington, D. C., spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. J. C. Lee. Mr. Lee has a very responsible position in the Geological Department in Washington, and the past summer he has had charge of a party in the Rocky Mountains.

 

Middletown - Patrick Degnan, very recently, had a valuable yearling shot by a hunter; also a cow poisoned. He has posted his farm now.

 

Forest City - The Hillside [Coal] Company is building a new brick supply house, 22 x 60 feet, on the switch in their yard at the Forest City breaker. The company will also erect a new building for the Hillside Fire Company.

 

East Kingsley - Haven Lewis is calling on his many friends in this vicinity in the interest of the sulky steel plow.

 

Hop Bottom - Miss L. Georgianna Tingley was financially engaged at her farm in West Lenox, recently, where she has been making extensive repairs in the way of fencing the farm, roofing a large cow barn and building a fine large silo. Messrs. W. H. Gow and W. Patterson, of Harford, were the builders. She has also had the basement floor concreted in the cow barn on her farm in Harford.

 

New Milford - Landlord Walker, of the Walker House, has been adding more improvements to that already well equipped hotel. The kitchen has been supplied with two large ranges in place of the old one and a new steam heating plant has been installed. Mr. Walker has been constantly adding new and modern improvements since he took possession and now has one of the most complete hotels in the county. ALSO The long cherished hope for electric lights is soon to be realized for New Milford. The New Milford Advertiser says that the plant is progressing rapidly and the current will be turned on very soon.

 

Hallstead - The people of Hallstead raised $2,500 quickly to secure a cut glass factory which promises to employ from seventy to one hundred men. Six thousand dollars in cash is to be raised by the people and it is said that Mrs. Lusk and son, Franklin, have donated a valuable piece of property for same.

 

Springville - D. Clarence Gibboney, the noted reformer and brilliant orator, of Philadelphia, will speak along the lines of Civic Reform at the Methodist church, Sunday morning, October 30 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Silver Lake - W. G. Hayes, a former Silver Lake boy, but now engaged in the carpenter and building trade in Binghamton, was calling on old friends here and at Montrose, the forepart of the week.

 

Montrose - "Dare Devil Dan," which will be the attraction at the Opera House on Thursday, Nov. 3, is what Chicago critics term a play of the people because it caters to all classes. If you want pathos and laughter, Mr. Mannis' new offering is the play to see. One of the large bounding joys of the production is ten new up-to-date song hits. ALSO The people of Montrose were shocked and saddened Monday noon when the news flew around town that Miss Anna Looker Nash had expired, suddenly, at her home on South Main Street, the direct trouble being heart failure. Miss Nash was 26 years of age and was one of the highly esteemed young ladies of Montrose. She was the trusted stenographer and accountant at Titsworth & Sons Insurance office for the past four years. She is survived by her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Nash (he being a florist), two sisters, Edith, at home and Mrs. Fannie Palmer, Oneonta, N. Y. and one brother, Earl.

 

Elk Lake - E. E. Stevens, one of the county's most successful merchants, and a most genial gentleman, was at the County Seat yesterday, and was passing out good cigars to his friends. Mr. Stevens has very recently taken unto him a wife, and is receiving hearty Congratulations on all sides, to which is added those of the Democrat.

 

News Briefs - More and more farmers every day are posting their farms, and the hunter's field is constantly getting more restricted. Many farmers have had stock injured by hunters and others say that promiscuous shooting even endangers the members of their own families. Then there is the vicious hunter who will leave gates open or throw a rail off from a fence and never know or care whether it is put up, and through these exploits farmers also have fruit, chestnuts and other things stolen and as he pays the taxes and has his own living to make, it is his right to post his farm, if he chooses. Of course, there are a great many very gentlemanly hunters who only go out for pure, manly sport and are exceedingly careful to do no damage to one's property--but then there are others who are not. ALSO The Philadelphia Athletics are champions of the world, and their victory is mainly due to the good management of Connie Mack. They won the title by defeating the Cubs, champions of the National League, four games out of five. The fourth game, which was a ten inning affair, the Cubs, led by their pitcher "King" Cole, and assisted by "Three Fingered Brown," managed to squeeze a victory to their credit by the score of 4 to 3.

 

November 04 (1910/2010)

 

 

Montrose - Hallowe'en night was the "kids" night all right, and they turned themselves loose in a big, noisy, good natured demonstration on the streets. Every variety of costume was seen, many very ingenious affairs too, all immensely appropriate for the raucous revel. An occasional father or mother was seen, ostensibly to help the "kids" have a good time. Everybody was glad to welcome the little Hallowe'eners whose worst prank was to misplace some one's door mat, cover some one with flour, or make grotesque pictures with soap on one's windows. There were some pranks by the older ones who satisfied no inherent desire for fun but made the night a license for breaking and damaging property, tearing up sidewalks and breaking stones in some cases where perhaps it would make old people or ladies much trouble and expense which it would be hard to bear, and although likely not done with a malicious intent, these things constitute selfish hilarity, and should be discouraged and suppressed.

 

Great Bend - Daniel Sullivan, one of the old and respected citizens here, met instant death on the Erie tracks at Great Bend on Tuesday afternoon, when he was run down by a fast freight. Dr. Merrill was called but Mr. Sullivan had expired before he arrived. Mr. Sullivan was a valued employee of the Lackawanna for 40 years, recently entering the employ of the Erie.

 

Springville - Monday evening being the date fixed for the kids to be smart, a lot of them played it to a frazzle, and now there is a scurrying around to replace property carried off just for fun. Some people see a lot of fun in carrying off wagon wheels, [carriage] robes, harnesses and various other articles, and making the owners a lot of trouble.

 

Hallstead - The Hallstead board of trade has secured for this village a large cut glass factory which is anticipated to open for business immediately after January 1, 1911.

 

South Harford - The fields are filled with hunters and the song of the hounds fill the woods with sweet music.

 

Flynn - I have often read where a dog was so attached to a scholar that he would accompany her to school and then return home to spend the day, and then he would again return in the evening to see her safe home, but we have had one here, that leaves that in the shade, and it was not a Collie either.

 

Forest City - Infuriated by a beating sustained at the hands of John Politza during a fight over a woman, Michael Salajada crept up behind Politza on the street in Forest City last week, and plunged a penknife into his neck, severing an artery so that the victim bled to death in a few minutes. The assassin was captured after a chase by Michael Sogotsky, a companion of the slain man. He was committed to the Susquehanna county jail to await trial for murder. Politza was Polish, 28 years old, and has a wife and one child in the old country. The man that slew him came from the same town, is 27 years old, and has a wife and two children in Forest City. ALSO Thomas Faulkner died October 17, 1910, of pneumonia. He had been sick only three days. A pathetic feature in connection with the death of Mr. Faulkner was the birth of a child, the seventh in the family, only a few hours before the father's death. The oldest child is only about fifteen years of age. Deceased was born in Ireland 43 years ago.

 

New Milford - William D. Knapp, who on Tuesday went to Bath to spend the winter in the Soldiers' Home, died October 27, 1910. He served his country as a soldier of the Civil War, being a member of the 11th Regiment, New York Volunteers. After the war he went to New Milford and for a number of years was engaged in the tanning business with his brother-in-law, Albert Moss, and here he married Miss Mary Moss, daughter of Levi and Sarah Moss, deceased.

 

West Auburn - There are prospects of a new doctor coming here soon. Dr. Austin, from Sullivan County, was up with Dr. Beaumont looking over the situation and seemed favorably impressed. If he comes it will be inside of two weeks.

 

Watrous Corners, Bridgewater Twp. - Hallowe'en night a bunch of boys waited quite a while down the road near a certain farmers for the family to retire, but the family was in no hurry, so they quietly opened the barn and took a heavy market wagon out and "rattle-ty-bang" they went with it for about half a mile. The owner with horse and buggy was after them in about ten minutes but when he found the wagon, the guys had scooted. Another wagon was left by a farmer with the wheels well chained to the reach, so the boys did not go far with it. Well "boys will be boys" they say.

 

Hop Bottom - Who said Hop Bottom was behind the times? The hobble skirt is here, also the peach basket hat.

 

Susquehanna - Susquehanna was visited by two fires last Sunday morning. The first occurred at 2:30 o'clock in a three-story tenant house on Front street. The damage estimated at $250. The second fire was at 4:30 o'clock and completely destroyed the large barn of James E. Paye on East Main street. The firemen were handicapped by insufficient water pressure. The loss is $5000 which is not covered by insurance.

 

News Briefs - As shown by the statistics of the last 15 years, Nov. 12 has been the latest date that the first snowstorm has occurred in this part of the country. In 1897 we had the first snow on Oct. 31; in 1899 if fell on Nov. 12; in 1900 on Oct. 20, and in 1908 our first snow came on the 31st of October. This year the first snow flurries, nothing like a snow storm, however, came last Saturday, Oct. 29. But, on Nov. 4th, Montrose is in the depths of a snowstorm the like of which has not occurred within the recollection of the oldest citizen. To have nearly 2 ft. of snow on the ground and piled high in drifts on Nov. 4, is something unusual even for this altitude and latitude. The trains on the branch roads have been hampered and drifting snow has made travel into the country extremely difficult. Drifts 4 to 6 ft. ft. high are common. Sleighing is easier than using wheels, but owing to the drifts and poor "bottom" it is not pleasant riding.

 

November 11 (1910/2010)

 

 

New Milford - It is an unusual thing for a wedded couple to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary; a more unusual thing to hear of the celebration of a sixtieth, but when a couple celebrate their sixty-fifth it is most unusual. Such was the celebration held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gillespie on October 14, 1910, when about fifty relatives and friends of the esteemed couple assembled to celebrate the happy occasion. Mr. Gillespie was born in Scotch Town, Onondaga county, N.Y., June 26, 1822. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Spafford, in the same county, on Jan. 1, 1822. She was the daughter of the late Elder J. B. Worden, and they were married by the reverend elder in Jackson, Susquehanna county, October 14, 1845. Three children were born to them, two still living--Mrs. Ira Moss, New Milford and Mr. T. P. Gillespie of Binghamton.

 

Ararat - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Avery celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Nov. 2. There were 80 present to enjoy the happiness of the day. The wedding cake was brought from Jersey City by their daughter, Mrs. Noah Smith. It was very pretty. A present of about $40 was given them by their friends and relatives, also some other handsome presents.

 

Herrick Center - Elmer Master died from a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted while hunting in the woods near his home Monday. Master's left arm was shattered by the charge and death resulted from the loss of blood.

 

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - In the Montrose Democrat of Nov. 3 we read an account of the first snow storms of the past 15 years, and we wondered if anyone could remember seeing so much snow on the 4th of November. Snow fell here Friday to the depth of 2 feet in some places and some have been using sleighs here to good advantage.

 

Montrose - A meeting to organize a local camp of "Boy Scouts" will be held in the library building next Monday evening at 7:15. The parents of the boys, as well as the boys themselves who anticipate joining the movement, are invited to attend. This is an opportunity parents should not neglect, as it offers great advantages to boys.

 

West Brooklyn - James Bunnell and Lee Reynolds were at Meshoppen last week moving buildings. The snowstorm came and they beat it while their shoes were good for West Brooklyn.

 

Great Bend - Frank Haynes has engaged in the wholesale and retail cigar business in the Rought block on Main street this borough and will manufacture here also. Mr. Haynes is a gentleman who comes well recommended and we have no doubt he will do well in his business venture here. (From the Nicholson Record)

 

Thompson - If the Hallowe'eners of other towns were more destructive than they were in Thompson, alas! alas! for young America. ALSO Eighteen inches of snow made it hard wallowing for our veterans as they came to execute their pension papers, November 4th. Some of them could not make it that way.

 

Brooklyn - Mr. Tenant, of Alford, who had the charge of picking the apples in S. B. Eldridge's orchard, has finished and reports that he packed 983 barrels of choice apples, which were shipped to Philadelphia and sold nearly $500 worth to the evaporator at Hop Bottom, at forty cents per hundred pounds. ALSO The hotel barn which is being built by F. B. Jewett for use in connection with the hotel lately purchased by him is well under way and if weather conditions are favorable will be ready for use Dec. 1st. It will be three stories high in the rear and will accommodate fifty horses at one time.

 

East Rush - G. A. Crisman, the East Rush merchant, sold about $50 worth of foot wear in one day last week.

 

Springville - Dr. H. B. Lathrop's house is nearly finished and the family will probably eat their Thanksgiving dinner there. It will be a fine home.

 

Little Meadows - Lewis Palmer, because of ill health, has been obliged to give up his studies at the Philadelphia Dental College and expects to return home soon. ALSO Miss Deuel, our milliner, has taken her winter stock to Friendsville for a short time.

 

Forest City - That moving pictures can be shown in a lighted house was demonstrated last night at the Bijou Theatre, where life motion films were thrown upon a screen, the invention of S. L.[Roxy] Rothapfel , of Forest City, PA, with every light turned on. Although the theatre was brilliantly illuminated, every moving picture was clearly produced, as though the house had been plunged in darkness. Mr. Rothapfel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and was until five years ago an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Always interested in chemistry, he evolved a process whereby a screen might have a moving picture thrown upon it without its being enshrouded in darkness. For years he has been showing pictures in a lighted house at Forest City until he was discovered by John C. Dougherty, manager of the Bijou Theatre. His process, which moving picture men regard as a marvel, was unfolded before large audiences last night at the Bijou [New York City].

 

News Brief, Echoes From the Big Snow Storm - The snow storm of last week was one of the heaviest falls of snow and occasioned more hardship in the way of travel than any storm we have had in a long time, even in the middle of the winter, when we naturally expect such things. The Lackawanna train on the Montrose branch was the entire day reaching Alford, being stalled near Tiffany most all day waiting for the big steam snow shovel, and did not return from its first trip to Alford until six o'clock at night. There has not been a similar delay on the Lackawanna branch train in several years. The Lehigh Valley branch trains, however, beat all their records and came in and departed on schedule time during the storm period. The snow banks around Montrose were as high as at any time in the winter, the average fall being about eighteen inches. One man driving the ten miles from Rush, said he never had seen the going heavier nor slower, the snow just reaching the depth of the axles. The rural route drivers started out, but only got a few miles when they had to return. Alva Foster, driver of the Silver Lake stage; the Rush stage, and Mr. Birchard, who drives the Corbettsville star route, all made their trips but were considerably belated. We had no mail from Friendsville Friday.

 

The Storm of 1836 - It began to snow October 5 and continued all that and the next day, when over a foot of snow was left on the ground, which lasted in shady places for nearly a week, and just one week from that date, October 12th; 1836, it began to snow and fully as much snow fell, doing much damage to late crops of oats, buckwheat and potatoes, as well as apples and other fruit trees. So it will be seen that that was one month earlier than the great storm this year.

 

November 18 (1910/2010)

 

 

Great Bend - Yesterday the Great Bend Methodist church celebrated its 110th anniversary. Methodism commenced here about the year 1800, when services were held in an old log house by Rev. Buck, located near where the Erie depot now stands. Many walked five or six miles to hear him, or came up or down the river in "dugouts" or canoes. After the morning service the people would go to their canoes, eat their dinner, usually composed of mush and milk, they bring the milk in bottlers, and in the afternoon would attend another service. Services continued until 1843 in the private homes, but in that year seats were placed in the Emmons copper shop. The first chapel was built in 1854 on the site of the present edifice. In 1870 the present church was built at a cost of $12,000 and was dedicated March 13, 1873.

 

Hallstead - William Wetmur has gone to Towanda, where he is employed in a cut glass factory. He expects to return about Jan 1 and will take a position in the Hallstead cut glass factory now being established by a Honesdale firm.

 

Franklin Forks - William Smith has lately gone to Johnson City, Tenn., where he will spend the winter at the National Soldiers' Home. Hiram Sivers, Wm. H. Street, Walter Jackson and George E. Woodruff and wife contemplate going to the home next week. Mrs. Woodruff has secured employment at the home and will accompany her husband.

 

Middletown Twp. - Rev. Hugh Jones was a visitor here yesterday. Mr. Jones is a most agreeable, well read man and perfectly at home in a printing office. He learned the printers' trade in England, working at it five years, and although glad to give up the "art preservative' for a different calling, he still enjoys the smell of printer's ink.

 

Alford - Mrs. Mary Percy, an aging lady of Harford township, walked from her home, two miles to the station here on Monday and went to Montrose. She returned at noon and walked home again. She has lately erected a monument for her father and mother in Harford cemetery.

 

Little Meadows - Election day passed off very quietly. The big questions of the day do not disturb the quiet of our little town.

 

Brooklyn - Mrs. Eliza Moore died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. B Grinnell. She celebrated her 90th birthday last Friday and remarked that she had heard her mother tell that in the year she was born snow fell that day and remained on the ground until spring. Mrs. Moore was married twice, first to Mr. Shadduck, father of the late T. E Shadduck and next Mr. Moore. ALSO A new sign, "Austin House," is to be seen on Maple street, which announces the fact that J. J. Austin is now ready to furnish accommodation to the traveling public.

 

Susquehanna - Work on M. J. Lannon's new hotel is progressing rapidly. The construction of a large balcony in front of the building is under way. ALSO The Laurel Athletic club will hold a smoker in their rooms this Friday evening. A number of athletic contests will provide entertainment for the club members.

 

Montrose - Forty one boys indicated interest in forming a Boy Scout organization here. This organization is being much talked of and written of in the magazines and papers of today. Its primary purpose is to band the boys together under competent leadership for outdoor recreation that shall also combine with it the learning of useful information. Woodcraft, first aid to the injured, telegraphy and wig wag signaling, are among the things learned. ALSO A few days ago we met our old friend, Nort Scott. He has reached the age of three score and ten, but is a pretty good fellow yet. We well remember when he supplied the town with milk, and his measure was so generous that somebody said: "When I get a pint of Nort I almost think I have a quart." In those days the milkman rang a bell and we had to scurry out with a pail or pitcher. Now no bell is heard and we get our exact quart or precise pint in a bottle.

 

Glenwood - The splendid new barn belonging to Mr. Graham, which cost upward of $4,000, was destroyed by fire last Saturday morning. The fire had gotten sufficient headway before being discovered to prevent its being subdued. Mrs. Graham was quite badly injured.

 

Herrick Center - Miss Curtis, a returned missionary from the Crow Indians, on the Little Big Horn river in Montana, gave a very interesting talk and display of curios on Sunday evening. It seems that the Indians are gradually vanishing. Many methods have been employed in our civilizing process, and as a result they cling to their old savage customs, even to the bitter end.

 

Choconut - The funeral of Edmond, son of Thos. Donley, was held at St. Josephs Saturday. He had been an invalid for some time and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by his father and mother and two brothers, Raymond and Leo.

 

Flynn - The hobble skirt has struck our town and for the reason that it makes old maids look five or six years younger, not only than her real age, but the age she claimed to be and for that reason I think it will become quite popular in this place.

 

Clifford - Our youngsters that attended the grand opening hop at the new spring floor at Hotel Royal report a fine time and that they intend to attend the dance and chicken supper to be given at said hotel on Nov. 24th, Thanksgiving night. The new floor is complimented as one of the best in the county.

 

Forest Lake - Many roads in this township are impassible on account of the severe snow storm.

 

News Briefs - Down in Sullivan county the recent election brought out the fact that there is a man who has not voted at a single election since 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated. He contends that when a good man is elected they kill him off, so that he thinks his vote is wasted.

 

November 25 (1910/2010)

 

 

Lenox Twp. - J. E. Corey has an apple tree on his farm that beats that of W. J. Young of Springville. Mr. Corey writes that his farm was formerly owned by Isaac Rynearson, who settled on it nearly 150 years ago. [According to Blackman's History, Isaac Rynearson, a Revolutionary War veteran, settled in Lenox Twp. sometime before 1797; the first settler in Susq. Co. came in 1787.] The tree is said to be 115 years old and is still bearing fruit. It measures 9ft., 2 in. in circumference, five feet from the ground. On the same farm he has three chestnut trees over 130 years old and they still bear. The measurements of the three trees are as follows: In circumference--15 ft., 9 in.; 14 ft., 10 in.; and 14 ft. Tradition states that about 110 years ago a yoke of oxen ran away with a harrow, bending one of the trees to the ground, leaving evidences of the rough usage in the growth of the tree. Mr. Corey says this is not a "fish story" as the trees may be seen at any time, and would like to know who is next with a tree story bigger than his.

 

Hallstead - Last Monday evening S. Galloway, who resides about a mile and a half up the river on the road to Susquehanna, had the lock to his chicken house broken and all his chickens taken. On inquiring at Hallstead he found where his chickens had been offered to several parties and on the information furnished, warrants were issued for one Daniel Crandall, of [the] Smoky Hollow gang, also George Pratt, of Broome County, a recently released prisoner of New York State, who is reported as having killed his daughter several years ago. They were bound over to Montrose, being unable to furnish bail to the amount of $200. It is to be hoped that an example can be made with the thieves by a long term in prison, as there has been considerable thieving going on in the locality and the residents on the road to the Hollow have been greatly annoyed by drunken, riotous conduct, running of horses, etc.

 

N. Bridgewater Twp. - A death under particularly pathetic circumstances occurred Tuesday morning on what is known as the Fancher farm, near the North school house, when the body of Mrs. O. F. Wademan was found in a spring near her home. She was discovered by one of her children upon its return from the field, and the news came as a great shock to the other members of the family and neighbors. A physician was summoned and an examination showed that she very probably had been stricken in death at the very moment she had arrived at the spring and that her body had fallen over into it. The spring was walled up with a very large piece of tile sunken into the ground. She is survived by her husband and four children and was 52 years of age.

 

South Harford - Winter is here and crops are not all gathered. The writer saw men digging potatoes last week where the ground was white with snow.

 

Hop Bottom - Fred Stone is bear hunting near Cooley, Sullivan County. Fred is expected home in a few days with a good supply of meat for the Foster House [hotel].

 

Lynn, Springville Twp. - Several families in this place have had the Bell telephones installed in their residences. Among them are W. B .Fish, A. E. Carlin, Llewellyn Taylor, Ernest France, W. S. Bunnell and others.

 

Montrose - Dr. Decker's remedies have a very warm place in hundreds of Susquehanna county homes, where they and the proprietor of them, Dr. Charles Decker, are well known and the users of these remedies have always had a positive assurance that the quality and purity of the medicines were unquestioned, all being made from formulas of the Doctor in the successful treatment of cases. He states that he will sell the Decker Medicine business complete, recipes, etc., as he no longer wishes to give it personal attention.

 

Heart Lake - N. Z. Sutton will do blacksmithing Tuesday and Saturday of each week at Heart Lake.

 

Franklin Forks - Delebet Smith is being held at Waverly, NY, until extradition papers are made out permitting him to be brought here for trial. He is charged with stealing a horse from R. L. Summers, of Franklin Forks. Archie Summers, a brother, found the horse at Hancock, where it had been sold to Whittaker Bros., liverymen, for $400 and another horse.

 

S. New Milford - Mr. and Mrs. Bert Tyler and daughter, of Sparta, Wis., are visiting his father, E. J. Tyler. Mr. Tyler has a position as station agent on the C., M. & St. Paul railroad.

 

Gelatt - George Bowell died Wednesday morning after an illness of two days. The funeral was held at the home Saturday morning and the G. A. R. [A. J. Roper Post, # 452 of South Gibson], Grangers and many friends and relatives were in attendance. Interment in the cemetery here. [George was a veteran of Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery, enlisted Jan. 1864 and was discharged June 17, 1865.]

 

Forest City - In the suit against Michael Salajida of Forest City, charged with murder of John Polica, Attorneys W. D. B. Ainey and F. M. Gardiner, moved the indictment against the defendant be quashed. Among the reasons given were the holding of no coroner's inquest; the indictment appearing to be found upon an information made by a private prosecutor, R. S. Inglis, and not upon a coroner's inquest, and failure to file transcript in either of the courts. Motion was overruled by the court. Prisoner before the court pleads not guilty and is remanded to the custody of the sheriff.

 

Rush - A drama is to be given by the High School on Dec. 9, in the evening. The title is "The Cabbage Hill School." There will be a meeting on Dec. 3, for everyone who wishes to come. A collection will be taken at the meeting for the purpose of paying expenses. After the meeting there will be an oyster supper given by the High School and the gain will go towards the library in the High School room.

 

Thompson - Rumor has it that several properties in this vicinity will change hands in the near future. Two new stores have recently opened and another hardware under the G. A. R. Hall. Tallman's building is the talk now.

 

December 02 (1910/2010)

 

 

Friendsville - Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hotchkiss, a son. This is the first boy in the family, and while our stage driver's friends think there are no girls quite like his, the advent of a boy brings untold joy.

 

New Milford - Friends were shocked to hear the sad news that the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Jennings, former residents of this place, was killed on the O & W tracks at Dickson City, Sunday morning. He was on his way to Sunday school, and the track being blocked by a coal train, he crawled under the cars. Both legs were cut off below the knees. He was hurried to the Moses Taylor hospital, but died at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

Springville - A large timber was drawn to the Chase quarry, last week, for use on one of the derricks. The length was about 68 feet and it required four horses to get it from the woods on the Sutton farm to its destination. ALSO There seems to be an incipient "coal famine" in this section for chestnut coal at any rate. There is none here or at Dimock. The sudden coming of winter has sent coal westward before the freezing up of the great lakes, according to the papers.

 

Lynn - Hiland Taylor is the new barber, having become successor to Donald Tiffany, over Greenwood's store.

 

Hop Bottom - A Thanksgiving dinner was served at the M. E. church, the proceeds being $20, which will be used to secure better light for the church. ALSO We understand that the family of the late D. S. Quick received a check from the D. L. & W. Railroad Company of $250. It will be remembered that Mr. Quick was killed a few weeks ago while crossing the tracks near Hop Bottom

 

Bennett Corners (Auburn Twp.) - Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we have all had a good time, I hope. The writer spent the day among near friends and how good it is to gather once a year around the festive board and feel the kindness of those who prepared the dinner. ALSO Some one left "ye scribe's" family two rabbits on Thanksgiving. We appreciate the gift. We were spending Thanksgiving away from home and the cats got in ahead of us, but we thank them all the same.

 

Rush - Dr. A. L. Hickok, having disposed of his personal property and having sold his dwelling house and lot to Mrs. Abbie LaRue, he and his wife will leave next week for Denver, Colo., where it is hoped that Mrs. Hickok may be improved in health.

 

Montrose - Wilbur Rifenbury returned from Potter county during the week, bringing with him a live wildcat, which he caught in a trap. The animal is large, although a young one, and is too lively to permit about the house. Residents of Cherry street may be pleased to know that Mr. Rifenbury has it safely caged. It is an object of some curiosity and interest and has been gazed upon at a safe distance by many.

 

Ainey (Springville Twp.) - M. E. Card was bitten on the arm last Sunday morning trying to secure a dog belonging to Irwin Johnson. The dog was thought to be mad and was shot by its owner.

 

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - The little children from the orphanage at Brookdale, who stayed at O. B. Howard's, I. H. Travis' and J. N. Austin's during the yearly convention of the Pentecostal Mission, returned home Tuesday.

 

Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - Mrs. Belle Helicker, of Kansas, Jay Rifenbury of Oklahoma, and Ulysses Rifenbury and six children, were called here last week on account of the serious illness of their mother, Mrs. J. C. Rifenbury. Jay arrived only a few hours before his mother's death.

 

Uniondale - There are some of our boys who know a fine horse when they see it, and attended the big horse sale in New York city last week; the result was that Dan Gibson, Will Morgan and Tile Hankinson each purchased a horse. They are fine ones. Hang on to the ribbons boys. ALSO The Thanksgiving entertainment passed off very nicely through the painstaking efforts of our teachers, and the scholars need their share of praise for their part they did so nicely. Yes, let us all give thanks and be thankful; your writer says many a word that he doesn't get thanked for, neither does he look for it. He says that kind from the mouth, not from the heart, so sift out that kind that you don't like and throw it away.

 

Great Bend - Edward Day, who thoroughly understands the business, has taken the contract to erect the new concrete cut glass factory.

 

South Harford - Daisy Conrad, Julie Booth, Russell Carey, June and Jennie Carey, are spending the week with their parents, Harford school being closed on account of an epidemic of colds and whooping cough.

 

Bridgewater Twp. - Horton Reynolds, Bridgewater's well know lumberman, was engaged in business in Montrose yesterday. He recently purchased the timber on a portion of the old Theodore Reynolds' farm.

 

Brooklyn - S. J. Bailey has entered into a contract with the Nicholson Board of Trade to take his trunk slat factory from Brooklyn and locate it there, says the Nicholson Examiner. The demand for Mr. Bailey's products has outgrown his factory at Brooklyn, and he goes to Nicholson to secure better railroad facilities. The papers have been signed and the work of removing the factory will begin at once.

 

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - J. E. Lane killed his flock of geese for Thanksgiving, which averaged thirteen pounds each. ALSO Miss E. Fletcher is to teach a class in the art of dancing in the near future.

 

Heart Lake - The Mountain Ice Company is making repairs on their building at this place.

 

News Brief - Automobiles have been taking another airing after being snowed in for several days and are running quite old fashioned again, the roads being in quite good order for them.

 

December 09 (1910/2010)

 

 

South New Milford - The roll call at the Moxley church, on Saturday, Nov. 26, was a very interesting affair. The church was organized 83 years ago with 12 members, 6 men and 6 women. The present church was built by Austin Darrow in 1850. Rev. Mr. Browe, of Hallstead, preached in the morning and in the afternoon Austin Darrow gave a history of the church. Several ministers who formerly preached here could not come, but sent interesting letters.

 

East Lynn - E. L. Brown and party have been spending some time bear hunting on the mountain near Mehoopany. The snow was very deep, between four and five feet, making it quite impossible to get around.

 

South Gibson - John Belcher and son have been drilling for water on the hill back of the town and after going down 150 feet they found an abundant supply. Pipes are being laid to the residences of D. A. Morgan, C. Keech, C. W. Lewis, James Fuller and Evan Anthony. The windmill is up and the work nearly completed. W. W. Resseguie, near Smiley, has secured water by drilling. The drillers are now at work at Arthur Estabrook's on Kentuck Hill.

 

Brooklyn - On Thanksgiving Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Austin entertained at their home the following friends, all deaf mutes: Mr. and Mrs. I. Williams, Mrs. J. Austin, son, daughter and granddaughter, all of Binghamton; Mr. and Mrs. James Benninger and Perry Oakley, of Nicholson; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gow and children, of Lathrop, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sterling, of Lindaville. The report is that all had a most enjoyable time.

 

Susquehanna - Alonzo Boyden, who will be 101 years of age next month, met with a serious accident on Thanksgiving day. Mr. Boyden, in sitting down, lost his balance and fell from the chair to the floor, breaking his leg at the thigh. Dr. D. J. Peck reduced the fracture, but there is little possibility of his ever being able to walk upon it even though he should recover. In another report Mr. Boyden, possibly the oldest man in the county, died December 8th from injuries received by a fall Thanksgiving day.

 

Montrose - A project is under way to dam up the creek flowing west of town over L. H. Ball's flat [near the corner of Rt. 706 and Owego St.] and make a skating park during the winter. A nominal admission will be charged to skate on the pond. The idea will meet with favor from the younger element and the older ones who have not forgotten how to cut a "figure 8."

 

Glenwood - W. P. Kellogg, of Syracuse, was at his farm, formerly owned by the late Galusha A. Grow, and which he has offered to the State as an experiment farm. During the past few years they have been growing good crops of alfalfa, and Mr. Kellogg states that they are now also raising some fine thoroughbred Shropshire sheep, weighing as high as 250 pounds. He is an enthusiast on the subject of agriculture.

 

Little Meadows - The first number of the lecture course at Apalachin was given Friday evening, Dec. 2, by Rounds' Ladies' Orchestra. The young people who attended from here were: Louise Fox, Lena Deuel, Christian DeKay, Lulu Palmer, Henry Hall, James Moe, Frank Boland, Albert Dewing, Harry Brown and Chauncey Barker.

 

Forest City - Joseph Raudzus, a young man about 20 years of age, went to work as a laborer in the Stillwater Coal company's mines, on Monday, and Tuesday was killed by a fall of rock. The remains were taken to Connelly's morgue and then to the home of Joseph Balunas, on the corner of Grand avenue and Railroad street, where he boarded. The funeral will be held this morning, the last sad rites being observed in St. Anthony's church and interment made in St. Agnes cemetery. Deceased spent his boyhood here and about a year ago returned to Lithuania, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Raudzus, who were residents of Forest City for many years. A month ago he returned and on Monday went to work at the Stillwater mine.

 

Harford - Master Rupert Grant entertained his teacher and Sunday school class at a chicken dinner Dec. 1. They were a merry lot of boys and had a very enjoyable time.

 

Thompson - The help-yourself-band, so much at home in Thompson, of late, visited Myron B. Miller's store last week and carried away eighteen overcoats, three of which they dropped a sort distance from the store. "Uncle" Tom Walker and Myron Miller are the only wholesale dealers in town so far, notwithstanding that they do a thriving business.

 

Auburn Twp. - Be sure and hear Irving T. Roberts in "The Man of the Hour," a political drama in four acts, a tale of here and now and one of the great moral plays of the day, at West Auburn, Wednesday evening, Dec. 14. Mr. Roberts is very highly spoken of as an impersonator.

 

Elk Lake - On Nov. 27, 1910, at his home near Elk Lake, death came suddenly to Hiram Hosford, aged 74 years. He was a member of the Grand Army, [a veteran of the Civil War] true to the colors and loyal as a citizen, friend and Christian. His life had been full of patient faithfulness in all services, at home, in business and with neighbors where he has lived. Burial in Stone street cemetery in Forest Lake. Bearers were comrades O. A. Baldwin, H. C. Spafford, Asa Warner, C. E. Fessenden.

 

Ararat - The continued stormy weather has made quite good sleighing in this section.

 

Friendsville - Reacting to an article in Country Gentleman, titled "The Farm Privy" [which must have been anti-privy], "An Old Farmer in Friendsville" wrote the following: "We had a privy built in 1863 and it looks well yet. We have a box that holds five bushels of road dust and a dipper in it for use, with the notice over it, "Please use the dipper." We get the road dust in this way: We put a lot of old pails on a stone boat and fill these pails on the road, drive to the privy and unload them in the box. We clean the privy twice a year, in November and April, by driving to the rear with a wagon, load the contents, and scatter it on the field we intend to plant corn in the next season. We find road dust useful in many ways--in fowl houses, cow barns and hog pens."

 

News Brief - An Oklahoma girl advertised for a husband and got him. The total cost for advertising, wedding outfit, etc., was $11. He died within one year, leaving her an insurance policy of $10,000, and yet some people claim it doesn't pay to advertise. ALSO Buttermilk is in great demand for good buckwheat cakes but is sometimes very hard to get. Water from boiled potatoes makes a fine substitute for buttermilk it is said. Try it the next time the buttermilk gives out.

 

December 16 (1910/2010)

 

 

A flake of snow and a sprig of holly--old Santa's on the way. 

 

Fairdale - Dexter Very has been elected captain of the Penn State College football team for 1911.

 

Rush - The State road M. E. church, which has been closed nearly the past decade, has been reopened, services being held there every other Sunday evening by the pastor, Rev. Coles, who preaches to a large congregation. At present, revival meetings are being held there and will continue next week. A chicken pie supper was given Dec. 8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Devine, for the benefit of their pastor, Mr. Coles. One hundred people ate supper and a very enjoyable evening was spent in games and music. Proceeds $27.50.

 

Hallstead - Monday evening a few ladies, neighbors of Mrs. Charles M. Reinhart, met at Mrs. Reinhart's home to complete a bed quilt. The cotton batting had been spread over the cloth preparatory to sewing when a match was scratched by a member of the family and a fragment of the ignited head struck on the dry cotton and in an instant the quilt was a mass of flames which reached to the ceiling. Mrs. Reinhart did not lose her head but caught up the burning mass and succeeded in getting it out of doors. Mrs. Reinhart's hands were quite badly burned.

 

Ainey - Ed. Card, who was bitten by a mad dog is in the State hospital at Scranton for treatment. He is doing well and will be home for Christmas.

 

Royal, Clifford Twp. - Fred Stephens has the finest team in town. He is drawing props to Carbondale and bringing coal back.

 

Brooklyn - Susquehanna county people will be interested in the story in the last fiction number of the "Ladies Home Journal" entitled, "The Christmas Eve Show at Kepplers." The author is Miss Alice Louise Lee, of Brooklyn, who is steadily climbing upward as a writer of high grade short and serial stories. The story is most original and a charming narrative. It is understood that the Journal's editors considered it worth paying a handsome price for.

 

South Montrose - The slat mill is now running full time and it is said they can easily make 20,000 slats a day. Manager W. H. Allen has in operation a sawing machine of his own invention which saves the labor of several men, doing the work in a much better manner than could be done by hand labor. Mr. Allen spent several years in completion his invention.

 

Harford - James A. Williams has his store very prettily decorated for the holidays and is showing an extensive line of Christmas goods.

 

Montrose - The fifth grand concert of the Montrose Choral Society is coming soon. The opera "Faust" is to be given by a larger chorus than last year, on Dec. 20, in Colonial Theatre.

 

Dimock - C. W. Barnes now has an experienced blacksmith at his shop. So bring your horses and repairing work which will be done good, cheap for the cash.

 

Susquehanna - Robert Kane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane, had a severe accident last Saturday. Several of the boys have a cabin up Drinker creek and while Robert was splitting wood to build a fire, he cut the index of the left hand off at the first joint and the second finger off at the second joint. He was taken to the hospital where his hand was dressed. ALSO They have been having trouble over at the Erie shops of late by the theft of brass, which is easily converted into good money, and a special officer, by the name of Griffin, was convinced that the depredations were by an employee and consequently hid himself in the cab of an engine where he had full view of a pile of brass bushings, and his vigil was rewarded about a couple of hours later by the appearance of an employee whose name was Mayo, coming over to the pile and carrying a piece weighing upwards of 20 pounds, over to his lathe, where he left it until quitting time and them put it under his coat and was going away, but about this time officer Griffin nabbed him. He was placed under arrest and the brass recovered. Mayo pleaded guilty before Justice Williams and was sentenced to pay $10 fine and spend thirty days in the county jail.

 

Jackson - A juvenile Cantata, "The Visit to Grandpa's," will be given by the pupils of the Jackson graded school in Roberts Hall, Jackson, on Friday evening, Dec. 23. The entertainment will be given promptly at 8:15 p.m. and in order to defray expenses a small admission of 10 cents will be charged.

 

Choconut Valley - The Choconut Valley creamery closed last week. Walter Clarke, the butter maker, has gone to Binghamton where he has a job. ALSO John Mooney and Earle Monroe were out hunting a short time since and brought home a nice fox, which they had killed. Foxes seem to be quite plentiful in this section, as Ford Pierson has killed five this season.

 

Lynn, Springville Twp. - Willie Sherman met with a serious accident recently while leading a horse. It broke away from him and while trying to catch him, he wheeled and kicked Willie in the face, breaking his nose and cutting his face badly. It was a narrow escape from death. ALSO Blacksmiths are reaping their harvest now, sharpening horses' shoes.

 

Forest City - A fire that for a time had a portend of disaster for here took place about 11 o'clock, Saturday night. Fire broke out in the carpenter shop located about 70 feet south of the Forest City breaker. Both hose companies promptly responded to the alarm, but there was difficulty in attaching the hose at one plug and something wrong with another, so that only one stream was in use for some time. The wind was blowing just right to carry the sparks to the big breaker, but luckily the patent roofing on the burning building held the flames in control. The origin of the blaze is not known. The proximity of the fire to the big breaker set all the spectators to talking of "what might have been."

 

Oh the Snow! The Snow! The beautiful Snow! We are beginning to wonder--How much higher 'twill go? -

 

December 23 (1910/2010)

 

 

Harford - By message over the telephone this morning we learn that the Osborne block was gutted by fire, Tuesday evening, and the Steine stock of clothing was completely destroyed. Mr. L. Steine, of Montrose, was in Harford having a special sale. The fire was confined to the one building owing to the efficiency of the water works system in Harford, which never worked better and the prompt and efficient work of the citizens. The fire, it is supposed, was started by an overheated stove or a carelessly thrown lighted cigar or cigarette stub, which ignited some of the clothing in the store.

 

Hop Bottom - The DL&W train connecting with the train leaving Montrose at 8:20 a.m. for Scranton, up to this time, has not been scheduled to stop here, nor could baggage be checked, but as a matter of fact, this train has not missed a morning in over two years of stopping here, as it stops for Scranton passengers on signal. A letter from the General Superintendent of the DL&W informed the newspaper that Foster [Hop Bottom] will be made a regular stop for No. 2 daily except Sunday. On Sundays an accommodation train will run ahead of No. 2 for local travel.

 

Warren Center, Bradford Co. - Considerable interest is being taken in the outcome of the remonstrance against the Little Meadows Hotel, which is not in our County, but which has been too near by for the good of some of our men.

 

Little Meadows - Georgia Garfield, of Keuka College, is home for the holidays.

 

Thompson - Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gates went to Scranton last week to spend the winter with their children. He celebrated his 90th birthday a few months since and she is nearly as old. They are very feeble and she has lost her eyesight.

 

Forest City - Among the students home from school are: Rexford Maxey and Emma and Reese Davis, from Bloomsburg; Loretta Sullivan from Stroudsburg, Abe Heller from Philadelphia, Hugh Johnson and Harvey Sackett from Wyoming Seminary.

 

New Milford - Glenn Brundage has bought a farm near Willow Point, NY. AND Dr. E. W. Park recently purchased an automobile.

 

Lynn, Springville Twp. - Coal has advanced 25 cents per ton at this place. AND There will be a nice entertainment at the M. E. church Saturday evening. A well loaded Christmas tree and other exercises by the young people will make the evening a merry one.

 

Great Bend - Mrs. Frederick Brush and infant child died Tuesday at their home in New York city from pneumonia. Mrs. Brush was the wife of Dr. Frederick Brush, superintendent of the Post Graduate Hospital in New York. The body will be brought to Great Bend today for burial in Hasbrook cemetery. Dr. Brush is a native of Great Bend and his wife was well known in the vicinity.

 

Elk Lake - C. S. Lathrop is moving his mill from the Lewis farm to the Lake dam, where he will do sawing this winter.

 

Rush - An interesting game of basket ball was played on the flat Tuesday evening between Rush High school and East Rush, resulting in a score of 4 to 3 in favor of the High school.

 

South Montrose - L. W. Moody and family leave this week for El Reno, Oklahoma, where they intend to make their home. "Lee" says, however, that the country must be equal to the good reports they hear of it, or they'll come back.

 

Montrose - Rev. Mr. Holland, formerly of Baltimore, Md., is assisting at Zion A.M.E. church. He has had considerable experience in evangelistic work and is a genuine "shouting Methodist." AND William Spence, one of the oldest and most highly respected colored residents in town, has been quite seriously ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margie Wilson. In Christmas giving this year, a friend suggests that the good old "son of Ham" be remembered. AND N. E. Bissell has sold his grocery business to Leo Hamlin, the change to take place January first.

 

Forest Lake - Mr. and Mrs. C .C. Larson and children, of Reno, Nev., started on their return journey after visiting Mrs. C. L. Lincoln here, Mrs. Lincoln being an aunt of Mrs. Larson. They also visited at Wilbur Lincoln's and Judson Clark's. Mrs. Lincoln's father was Theodore Clark, who left Forest Lake when 19 years of age, now 55 years ago, and never returned to the East. He died about 20 years ago in Nevada. His daughter now makes the trip East to meet and become acquainted with her father's relatives, which forms the basis of a very pretty sentiment.

 

Hallstead - Last Thursday morning a bag containing a number of chickens was found near the postoffice. Further up the river, toward "Smokey Hollow," was found several other bundles containing various pieces of women's and children's clothing, a fur boa, knives, forks, spoons, etc., these articles had evidently been lost from a sleigh. Later on Frank Fassett, who has recently come from N. Y. State and made his headquarters in the Hollow, claimed part of the articles--claiming he had lost them from his sleigh, but no owner for the chickens has appeared. The night before a number of clothes lines along the river road below the State line were stripped, but whether any or part of the articles went over the State line is not yet known.

 

News Briefs - Susquehanna County is one of twenty-two counties that have less than 50 people to the square mile. Pike is the least populated, having but 13 people to the square mile. AND The following telephones have recently been installed by the Merchants Telephone Co.: Herbert Walton, F. B. Smith (residence and store), Morris Catlin, Fred Dean, Montrose; Robert Reynolds, South Montrose; E. E. Stevens, Elk Lake; Ed Rogers, Brooklyn; Homer Reynolds, Dimock.