November 14 (1903/2003)
Upsonville - The flag raising at the East Schoolhouse was carried out in fine shape under the able management of W.H. Harrison and his son-in-law, L.A. Sherwoood. The exercises were fine, under the training and management of the teacher, Maud Harrison.
Glenwood - Quite a number of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen gathered in this place Saturday, on inquiry it was found to be Lenox Grange members looking over their new purchase, and discussing plans for the future. After the needed repairs are made we expect to see a large gathering in the hall every other Saturday. Long may it thrive.
Susquehanna Depot - The Susquehanna Hospital Association will soon begin the erection of a hospital near Laurel Hill Academy, on the site donated by Very Rev. Father Patrick F. Brodrick. AND Whit says that a railroad man "a few days ago" killed twelve robins in the west Susquehanna yard, for which he is liable to fines of $120. The fine part is alright, but how many days is a "few"?
Great Bend - W.J. Day, of Great Bend, has taken his beautiful horse, "Wild Marsh," to New York city, where he will be exhibited at the horse show at Madison Square garden.
Fair Hill - James Winner, of the Friendsville stage route, has, we understand, purchased a mule of N.H. Cool. Mr. Cool also sold a horse last week to parties in Montrose.
Uniondale - The telephone central has recently been moved to Mrs. Lockwood's house, and we are looking for splendid service now, when they change the keys so lively now when the bell rings. Hello central! AND It is reported that John and Edson Carpenter have taken the contract to bore six holes on the twelve hundred acre tract recently purchased by judge Purdy, of Honesdale, on the mountain east of Uniondale, this county, for coal.
Forest City - The robbery of the store of Jack Alexander, of Forest City, is just now occupying the attention of the bankruptcy court, and some interesting complications are promised. Alexander conducted a gentlemen's furnishing store, and a short time ago went into bankruptcy. Frank M. Gardner was appointed trustee of the estate. Matters went smoothly until Wednesday, when Mr. Gardner left for a day or two. Early yesterday morning the store was looted, several hundred dollars worth of valuables being taken. Deputy marshall Snyder, of Scranton, went to Forest City yesterday, and investigated the case.
Oakland - Mayor Connell, of Scranton, has vetoed a recently adopted curfew ordinance of that city, on the grounds that the city has no fit place to imprison children who would be arrested. The veto was sustained. The curfew is a good thing in Susquehanna and Oakland.
New Milford - George Shay of Peckville, formerly of New Milford, who for a number of years has conducted an express business between Scranton and Carbondale, has disposed of his business and property, with the intention of going to California, the health of his wife necessitating this step. Mrs. Shay is a daughter of S.V. Trumbull of this place. AND Binghamton people are negotiating with our business men and capitalists with the intention of establishing a gas plant in town for lighting purposes. AND Inez Shelp, of New Milford, has accepted a position in the crockery department of the Boston Store, Binghamton.
Brooklyn - The traction engine has arrived in town and the horses have taken notice of the fact. AND Howard Clark, who was recently serving in the U.S. Navy, was calling on old friends in towns last week.
Montrose - When the people went to Village Hall Saturday night to see Keene, the magician, they expected to be mystified and they were; they went to be entertained and they were. From the initial act in sleight-of-hand work to the close of the entertainment, when the spirit cabinet was brought into play, the spectators were in a constant state of amazement and admiration. In fact he had all so completely befuddled that had he proclaimed himself possessed of supernatural powers nine out of every ten would have believed him. The tricks presented were not of the variety usually met with on the stage, but ones which could be performed successfully only after years of practice. For instance after growing bushes filled with roses before the eyes of those present, he clipped them off and scattered them about the house; took from a borrowed derby enough stuff to stock a country store; pounded valuable rings out of shape and tore pieces out of handkerchiefs directly before the eyes of all, yet returning them unharmed, and scores of other incredible feats.
Springville - Fred Risley of Springville has gone to Buffalo to work for his brother, Warren, in the employ of the Jones Tea Company.
Elk Lake - At Elk Lake a young man forced an entrance to Stevens' store, in which is located the post office, and pocketed several knives besides a small sum of money from the money drawer used in connection with the post office. It seems that when a store and post office are in the same building Uncle Sam considers the offence in the same light as though the post office alone were there, so that when a store is broken into it is the same as though the entrance to the post office itself was forced. A hearing was given the young man and as it concerns the postal service it is outside the jurisdiction of the county courts and it will be necessary for all connected with the case to go to Harrisburg, where it will be tried.
Bridgewater - James Clough, of North Bridgewater, killed a pig 7 1/2 months old that dressed 308 pounds. AND H.J. Stephens' residence in Bridgewater has been re-painted, L.H. Griffis doing the artistic work.
Hopbottom - The new traction engine, which is to run from Foster to Brooklyn, started on the first trip Monday, with H. Hughes as engineer.