October 21 1904
Harford - As D. M. Farrar, familiarly known as "Uncle Dan," was about to remove from here to reside at Elmira, the members of Live Oak Lodge wished to show their appreciation and respect for him, for though he is not a member, we venture to say was more faithful in attendance and it was decided at the close of the installation on a recent meeting night to give him a reception and also a present. Sickness prevented his going to the hall, and E. J. Whitney, A.M. Leslie and W. H. Brown called at his home and presented him with a very nice gold-headed cane, on which were inscribed his initials and three links. It was a complete surprise to him, but he highly appreciated the gift. Mr. Farrar is in his 90th year and until this fall, has been quite smart for one of his age. AND Wesley Ousterhout, a well known citizen of Harford, dropped dead in Andrew Mead's tinshop, Tuesday evening. Funeral will be held from the house, Friday.
Glenwood - Election news scarce in this vicinity: no one is peddling or saying very much, as about all have their minds made up to vote for their favorite, which seems to pull toward Parker.
Fair Hill, Jessup Twp. - The Epworth League will hold a box social at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sivers, Friday evening, Oct 28th. Ladies bring lunch for two. Don't forget the date or that you are invited to be present.
Jackson - Myron French Post, G.A.R., of Jackson, will hold a campfire in Roberts' hall, Friday evening, Oct. 28, on which occasion Rev. O.L. Severson, of Pittston, will deliver his popular lecture, "The Battle of Gettysburg."
Laurel Lake, Silver Lake Twp. - One of the most interesting surprise parties ever held here was given by the youngsters of the vicinity, at Wm. Buckley's, in honor of Miss Susie Murphy, teacher of the Laurel Lake school. There were about 75 in attendance, among who were many from Montrose and Binghamton. They were highly entertained, ice cream and fancy cakes being served, after which a recitation, "The Country School's Last Day," [was] given by Miss Susie Murphy, and Blue bell, sung by [the] Binghamton ladies. AND With a firm and strong step, John L. Murphy, aged 98 years, walked by the side of Recorder Roberts, on Collier Street, Binghamton, this morning and rivaled the young man in agility of action. In December, Mr. Murphy will reach his 98th year, bringing with it recollections of almost a century of bustling activity of the American nation. He was born in 1806. Mr. Murphy resides a few miles south of Silver Lake and drove to town [Binghamton] yesterday. He weighs 167 pounds and is anything but the shriveled up being which usually emerges from a career of 90 or more years. His cheeks are ruddy, his face fat and plump and his body fleshy.
Springville - Wanted, a good barber. The shop has been closed nearly a week and some of our townsmen have had to visit Montrose to get a shave.
Montrose - The Ossian Club's third annual dance will take place at Village Hall this Thursday evening. The orchestra will furnish the latest two-step waltz, three-step and Bellefield music. Spectators admitted, 10 cents. AND W. D. B. Ainey has sold his building on the east side of Public Ave., occupied by the Horse Shoe pool room & cigar store and the Lyons bindery, to W. L. Carey, of Auburn, N.Y., who buys it for investment.
Clifford - L. E. Taylor, of Clifford, who is well known here, has purchased of B. F. Wells, of that place, his undertaking business, together with his house and lot. Mr. and Mrs. Wells will go to Florida for the winter, but have not decided upon a permanent location. Mr. Taylor will take possession early in November.
Forest City - If the population of Forest City will continue to increase at the present rate, where to put the surplus population will become a source of considerable anxiety to the borough fathers, says a correspondent. Every piece of available property is occupied, and naturally, independent property owners realize high rates from tenants. In some parts of the town three and four families occupy an ordinary six and seven room dwelling. Every boarding house in the city is doing a rushing business. Under the circumstances it is surprising that a few ingenious persons do not build a number of suitable dwellings. This would be a sure moneymaker and a success in every respect.
Ararat - Teachers and their schools are: Clary Avery, Ararat; Mabel Hobbs, Burnwood; Margaret Smith, Ararat; Maggie Smith, Orson.
Apolacon Twp. - Teachers and their schools are: Nettie Curley, Little Meadows; Mary Nichols, Cadis; Loretta Butler, Little Meadows; Margaret Keenan, Friendsville; Loretta McCabe, Richmond Hill.
Susquehanna - It is said that the differences between the Erie and the machinists here have been amicably adjusted.
Rush - The oyster supper held in the basement of the M.E. Church for the improvement of [the] sidewalk was well attended. $16 was realized.
Auburn Corners - Mrs. Judson [Sarah] Hibbard died at her home on Monday. Interment at Jersey Hill, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mrs. Hibbard had lived almost a decade beyond the years allotted to man, being able to care for herself until near the end. A family of ten was reared by her busy hands, two of whom, with her husband, preceded her to the spirit land. [Sarah was born 25 December 1828.] AND Our blacksmith, McGavin, has resigned his position and taken a more lucrative one at Lynn.
Upsonville, Franklin Twp. - A very pretty home wedding occurred Oct. 12, at J.W. Hunsinger's, when Miss Mertie, their only daughter, was married to Friendly Smith, of Hallstead. The parlor was prettily decorated with evergreens and potted plants and an arch composed of evergreens and chrysanthemums. A ribbon aisle leading through the room to the arch was supported by Miss Bessie Dean, maid of honor, who was beautifully attired in white Swiss and lace. The bride, escorted by her brother and best man, carried bridal roses and carnations and was gowned in a becoming suit of gray cloth. The bridesmaid, Mrs. Edna Hunsinger, carried chrysanthemums and wore a suit of blue and white. Rev. L. W. Church, pastor of the bride, solemnized the marriage rites.