January 30 1903
South Montrose - The Ladies Mission Band recently surprised Miss Harriett Lozier of this town with a load of coal.
Hopbottom- The team of E. Conrad fell into Struppler's pond, from which ice was being drawn to the creamery. While loading ice, in some way, the bobs got off the ice into the water and backed the team in too. Ready help rescued the team, which was driven home.
Great Bend - Erastus Green, while adjusting a belt at the chamois factory, Monday, was caught in the pulley. His clothing was torn from his body and one of his shoulders was dislocated.
Forest City - The Coal Commission investigation has brought out the fact that the Hillside mine, at Forest City, pays the best wages, has had the least trouble, and is withal one of the most prosperous mines in the anthracite region. Old Susquehanna county always leads and such a conclusion was to have been expected. AND All telephone, telegraph, electric railway and other poles will hereafter be taxed twenty-five cents per pole each year in Forest City.
Montrose - Street Commissioner Rutan was out with his snowplow Sunday morning and soon had the sidewalks in such excellent condition that all who wished could, without difficulty, attend the morning church services. Mr. Rutan can now accomplish the work of a score of men by the use of the plow and the fine manner in which the thoroughfares are cleared of snow, making it much more convenient to the traveling pubic, is very much appreciated. Property owners should not think, however, that the snowplow can do all the work properly, as the loose snow on the sides cannot be prevented from falling back to some extent. The use of the shovel will make a decided improvement and give our streets the reputation of being kept in the best condition of any town its size in the State.
Hallstead - John Robinson was instantly killed on the Lackawanna track near the silk mill last Friday evening. Mr. Robinson was the drillmaster on engine No. 2. He was riding down the long switch by the silk mill on an engine. Upon nearing the mill he stepped off the platform of the engine without noticing that another engine was following close behind. He stepped off the track directly in front of this engine, which knocked him down, and he was immediately killed by the train running over him. Deceased was about 45 years of age and for a number of years had been a faithful employee of the Lackawanna company. He is survived by a wife and three children.
Birchardville - The Center school, drawn by a 4 horse team, attended the closing exercises of the Hamlin school last week.
Lenoxville - A merry party of young people gathered at the home of Mr.& Mrs. W.E. Ross, on the evening of the 15th inst., it being the 17th birthday of their daughter, Ruth. Games were indulged in until midnight, when elegant refreshments were served, after which the company was photographed by flashlight. In the "small hours" the young people departed, leaving some fine gifts as a testimony of their good will towards Miss Ruth. Those present were Misses Gertie and Mae Lewis, Sadye Sager, of Foster; Debbie Davis, East Lenox; Leta Green, Glenwood; Flora Kennedy, Orla Severance, Inez Roberts, Veda Sherman, Jennie and Fae Halstead, Mary Skinnard, Minnie Everts, Emma, Ruth and Shirly Ross, Lenoxville. Messrs Sammie Lewis, John Sager, Foster; George Hasbrouck, West Clifford; Clarence Gumaer, Marshbrook; Willie Bennett, Clifford; Silas Decker, Clarence Sheridan, Ray Roberts, Glen Harding, Fred Skinnard, James Bennett, Lenoxville; and Lee Swingle.
Susquehanna - The Boston Musical Dramatic Company will appear in Hogan Opera House, Feb. 21, under the auspices of Grace Episcopal church, Oakland. AND Jas. Montgomery has purchased the cigar and tobacco store of J.J. Ryan. Mr. Montgomery is a man well known and highly respected and we predict for him success in his new calling.
Forest Lake - There was a large wood bee for Dwight Rhinevault on Tuesday of last week and about 25 cords of wood were cut.
Springville - A merry crowd of Epworth Leaguers gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Haldeman last Friday evening. The time was pleasantly spent in various games, the most interesting item being the knot-tying contest. One of our young men broke the record by tying 26 knots in 5 minutes. A bountiful lunch was served at 11 o'clock.
Glenwood - And still it snows and the logs are piling up around the mill of G.N. Bennett. AND A horse and cutter was found standing in front of George White's residence on Sunday morning, about 5 a.m. Mr. White took the horse to the barn of A.W. McAloon and gave it a good feed. The cutter was somewhat broken and the horse was shivering with cold, he being covered with snow. Later in the day G.W. Hinkley, of Nicholson, came up and claimed the out-fit but who the parties were that had the horse was not learned.
Jones' Lake (now Lake Montrose, Bridgewater Twp.) - The residence of Mr. Hoyt, on the south side of the lake, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning with nearly all its contents. The fire originated from the kitchen stove. No attempt was made to get the fire fighting apparatus on the grounds, owing to the distance and depth of the snow. Mr. Hoyt and son, Charles, worked vigorously in getting out the furniture and other valuable articles and they succeeded in saving the piano, sideboard and other loose articles, besides some men's clothing, but that belonging to Mrs. Hoyt and little daughter, Nora, was burned, except that in which they were attired and a few other articles of wearing apparel hastily collected. The family will occupy the Crocker house on Mill street, but they are at present located with a neighbor-Bert Sprout.
News Brief - The story comes from Judge Pennypacker's hometown, and there is no reason to doubt it, that the governor has returned all the complimentary passes sent him by railroad companies. He says that he prefers to pay his traveling expenses just the same as any other man, and he believes that his salary will enable him to pay his own way.