February 10 1905
Dimock - Chauncey Loveless has taken Horace Greeley's advice and gone west. AND O. W. Chase has bought the one-half interest in the stone quarry of Conrad Grim, and now Mr. Chase owns the whole quarry where work is being rapidly done.
Upsonville, Franklin Twp. - Mrs. Christian, grandmother of Mrs. M. A. Lindsey, is not better at this writing. She has been obligated to sit on a rocking chair night and day, not being privileged to lie down in bed since last May, on account of her severe illness.
Lawsville - The cold weather of last week stopped the water supply of a number of farmers in this locality. Many have to drive their cattle some distance to the creeks or carry water from wells.
Clifford - E. G. Green is having some logs cut and hauled to a mill to be put up near the red school house. J. J. Lee is doing the job.
Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - Last week occurred one of those sad shocks, which occasionally comes to stir a community, when friends would do everything but are powerless to do anything to help and to save. There was sadness at the announcement that Mrs. Murray lord has passed away at about noon, Feb. 1, 1905, at her home in Lathrop, being ill several months, the result of consumption, and died in her husband's arms. Mrs. Lord was, before marriage, Miss Nina Williams, daughter of Joseph Williams, of Harford, having been married nearly 4 years, and at the early age of 25 she has been called home, leaving besides her husband, one son, Roy. The remains were taken to her father's home, Friday; funeral the following Saturday, at one o'clock p.m. with interment at Harford. Death has been a frequent visitor to this home. Since Oct. 1, 1900, the Angel of Death has removed five of the loved ones.
Auburn Twp. - B. J. Dougherty has sold the Riverside Hotel at Meshoppen to Edward Donlin of Auburn, who will take possession in the near future. Mr. Donlin has been overseer at the Auburn-Rush poor house for several years.
Jessup Twp. - Weber M. Hall, who was hurt in the woods by a falling limb a week ago, died on Sunday night. The accident and his death caused a wave of sorrow to pass over this community.
Middletown - Married, in Montrose, on Feb. 2, John Shadduck and Miss Blanche Wood, of this place. AND Invitations are out announcing the marriage of David J. Jones, of this place, and Miss Lena Baldwin, of Neath.
Jackson - Ansel Page has taken the Montrose Democrat since he was 20 years of age; Mr. Page is now 82. As Mr. Page was so young a man at the time, it is not surprising that he remembers the name of a story running through the first year's edition, "Kate in Search of a Husband" and has forgotten who was the Editor then. Mr. Page would be glad if some one would supply this--also the names of subsequent Editors in their order. He also remembers when the mail was carried through Jackson by a Mr. Snow who carried the mail in saddle bags on his horse. Later he used a sleigh, the first Mr. Page ever saw. The cutter was drawn by a single horse attached to a tongue by means of a neck-yolk fastened to the side of the tongue; which was held up by a strap fastened around the horse's neck.
Apolacon - John Clark, Jennie Murphy and Loretta McCabe called on friends one evening and met with a serious accident while returning home. They lost their way in a field and ran into a big snow bank, the sleigh being upset. They had to stay all night at Mr. Butler's.
Rushboro - We all are very glad to see the sunshine and people on the road again, for last week the mail carrier missed us from Wednesday morning until Friday night, and we felt very much out of the world. It's well the snow drifts didn't reach the telephone wires.
Hopbottom - A Valentine Silhouette and Box Social will be held at the home of E. M. Tiffany, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14. A prize of a fine painting by Mrs. E. M. Tiffany will be given to the one who guesses the largest number of silhouettes. There will be Valentines for sale and a post-office in which to mail them, also a Zon-o-phone entertainment will be given.
Springville - Morris Sleight proposes to move to the state of Wyoming about the middle of this month. His family will accompany him. Before leaving, the Rebekah lodge, of which himself and wife are active, will give a party and enjoy a social time together.
Montrose - (Continued from Jan. 27th article on the coming of the first settlers to Montrose) After leaving Mr. Tiffany's the party then went to Mr. Tracey's near Hopbottom, then went to Mr. Chapman's, north of Brooklyn, which is 6 miles from Stephen Wilson's (now the poor farm). The party reached Wilson's at 4 p.m., March 18, 1800. The party finally went to Dave Reynolds's cabin, and Hinds and Foster went down the Wyalusing for provisions. They took a sleigh, but the snow went off, raised the creek, and compelled them to abandon the sleigh, and get oxen to bring their goods back. They bought meal, flour, a barrel of pork and a barrel of whiskey (that rolled off, went down a hill and broke--they saved only what they could drink). They made sugar that winter and drank hemlock tea. Hinds wanted hardwood land and decided to locate where Montrose now is. The land was bought from the Penn estate--the purchase was for the Post boys. The Milford and Owego and Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre turnpikes were built and crossed here. The place known previously as the Hinds' settlement now became Post's Four Corners. Putnam Catlin said he would come to Susquehanna County and establish a county seat. He located near Brooklyn, but the Posts were located on the corners of two turnpikes, had a hotel, and gave ten acres for county buildings. Dr. Rose was influential and helped the Posts. He gave for county funds 100 acres near the village. Hinds asked Dr. Rose to name the town, which became the first Montrose in the U.S. Dr. Rose came from near Montrose, Scotland. Rose then asked Hinds to name the lake near his home. They went out in a boat, and Hinds threw in a silver dollar and christened it Silver Lake.
News Briefs: In a sermon on "Child Labor" at Saint Peter's Cathedral, on Sunday, the Right Ref. Michael John Hoban, D.D., Bishop of Scranton, came out unequivocally for permitting working boys to play athletic games on Sunday. After picturing the hardships many of the boys of that community are put to in the mines and mills, day and night, six days a week, the Bishop criticized those who protest against them enjoying Sunday in harmless recreation, and added--"I say let them play baseball, or football, or any other kind of ball to their heart's content. The good Lord will be pleased to see them do it, I aver, providing they are good boys."