September 20 1897
Forest City - The famous Columbia Quartette has been engaged to appear in the opera house Sept. 15th, the occasion being the presentation of the comedy, "The Congressman from Texas." AND Blackberries are selling at three cents per quart. The surrounding mountains are said to look like a berry pie--minus crust.
South Montrose - The first frost was seen Wednesday morning of this week, Sept. 15th.
Susquehanna - "Mr. and Mrs. A. Gardner of Buffalo" registered a week ago at the Hotel Reddon, paying a week's board in advance. In a few days Mrs. Gardner left town. On Sunday while Mr. and Mrs. Reddon were at church, Gardner entered their apartments and stole $110 and fled, following the Erie tracks eastward. Reddon secured a switching engine and help, and Gardner was pursued and overtaken at Lanesboro. He produced a revolver, but was soon overpowered and the money was taken from him. Then he was permitted to continue his journey.
Hopbottom - A Mr. Pease, from the West, is visiting relatives and other friends after an absence of 40 yrs. He is the son of the late Rev. Elder Pease, a Baptist minister. We do not doubt but that aged mother's heart was made glad to see her boy once more. He gave a very interesting talk in the M.E. Church Sunday. AND A bean-bake social will be held at the residence of Chauncey Rose on Friday evening. All are cordially invited.
West Bridgewater - Dr. Buck, of Fairdale, stopped a couple of days last week at J.R. Beebe's and pulled and filled teeth for a number of people around here.
Forest Lake - Allen Deuel, who used to be known as "little Al Deuel," spent a week recently with is cousin, Isaac Deuel. He is 69 years old. He went to Michigan when a boy; came home and made a visit before the war, and had not been here since until now. He started from Louisiana last April and walked nearly all the way--1,800 miles. He came through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Hallstead - Artist Teed has returned from Binghamton after a weeks absence and will now devote himself to the improvement of the property purchased of Hon. J.T. DuBois and the erection of a model residence. [Later known as Teed Castle] AND Mrs. George Lamb gave a driving party last week to a half dozen lady friends, to Susquehanna, Lanesboro and a steamboat ride on the river was included.
Auburn - John and Sam Williams, assisted by C. Bennett, of Auburn Centre, are opening up a valuable stone quarry which they have recently found on their farm, one mile from Auburn 4 Corners. AND Miss Lena Bushnell is teaching her first term of school at Kasson Corners, a distance of 2 miles. She boards at home and makes the trip on her bike.
New Milford - The tannery is running full time.
Lawsville - The Bailey reunion was held Sept. 1, at the house of Miss Amanda Bailey; there were 62 present and a very pleasant time reported. The Lawsville Orchestra was in attendance and furnished some excellent music. AND D.W. Bailey and G.W. Lindsley, Jr., have each purchased new surreys.
Herrick Centre - Llewellyn Bowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bowell, passed to his rest Wednesday morning, Sept 8th. He would be 12 years old the 18th of this month. Interment at Ararat cemetery.
Montrose - On Sept. 28th the ladies and gentlemen of the M.E. church will hold a "Colonial Supper" embracing many novel features not alone in the bill of fare, but likewise in the decorations and in the program of music and recitations accompanying the supper, to which a whole evening and a full program will be devoted and which will carry our people back, in a measure, to "the fathers" (and mothers) of colonial and continental times.
News Briefs: A mob of marching miners, mostly Slavs, was fired upon by a posse of Deputy Sheriffs at Lattimer, near Hazleton, Pa., Friday after-noon, and 20 were killed and a number between 40 and 70 were wounded, some of them fatally. The men had previously been driven away from the Hazle workings, after a sharp conflict, and were intercepted, as they were on the way to the Lattimer breaker. Sheriff Martin, in command of the posse, says he was knocked down and trampled upon before he gave the order to his deputies to fire. The firing of the deputies had been so sudden and its results so terrible that those who had assembled with the Sheriff could scarcely realize the extent of what had occurred. Co. G, 113th Regt., from Susquehanna County, departed and is now camped on the property Calvin Pardee & Co., proprietors of Lattimer mines. *
[On Sept. 10, 1897, immigrant anthracite coal miners and mine workers marched peacefully and unarmed from Harwood to Lattimer in Luzerne County, to secure the participation of Lattimer mine workers in a strike protesting mine owner policies. Among the strikers' demands were the right to orgaize, an end to a payroll tax imposed on immigrant miners, wage increases, and dissolution of company-owned stores. The Lattimer Massacre was one of the most significant events in American ethnic and labor history. It legitimized the United Mine Workers of America as the representa-tive of anthracite miners.]
*The Lattimer Massacre: A 100th Anniversary Commemoration.