March 10 1905
Dimock - M. H. VanCamp took a sleighload of neighbors to the home of John Wallace, where they spent a very pleasant evening. The chief attraction was a phonograph of which they have a fine one. AND The M.E. ladies' aid society met at the pleasant home of Mrs. F. H. Wanick, March 2nd for dinner. This home is noted for its large aids, never yet having been excelled, and this one went far ahead of any on record, there being 102 present.
Uniondale - The many friends of Miss Nina Raynor will be pleased to know that she carries off the highest honors in the graduating class of Vassar college, being valedictorian of her class.
Brooklyn - Dave Catterson now drives the school sleigh, which brings the Watrous school children to town.
South Gibson - The singing school, taught by Prof. John Sophia, of Harford, has a membership of 54.
Laurel Lake, Silver Lake Twp. - The people of this place are very much interested in the prospects of a telephone line extending from Hawleyton, N.Y. to Laurel Lake.
Montrose - J.B. Stephens has added an assortment of Columbia Graphophones and Records to his stock, also over 500 new Edison Records, and several Edison Phonographs. AND F. P. Mills, of Gordon, Neb., has been here the past week and disposed of a carload of fine horses at the Tarbell House barn. Those who purchased animals are: John Blaisure, W.B. Davis, D.Yeoman, Clark Brant, S. W. Bunnell, H. J. Bush, Hanie Travis, G. Snover, A. L. Burke, Canfield Estus, W.A. Norton, Rev. L.T. VanCampen, Bert Very and W.T. Grow. They are a fine, sound lot of horses and brought good prices. Mr. Mills has sold horses here for a number of years and his word goes with horsemen. He is very well pleased with his sales here and expects to return next sprint with another carload.
Glenwood - Don't forget the Public sale at Wm. Pratt's on March 22nd. Mr. Pratt leaves the farm on April 1st to reside in Hopbottom, where he goes after spending nearly his life- time in active service. He has worked hard, has dealt with his neighbors honestly, owes no man a dollar, and is entitled to a life of ease and plenty. We all wish him a long life, that he may enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - Mrs. B. B. Smith and family expect to move on her farm at Opposition, which she recently purchased. We regret to have her leave us.
Fairdale - Mrs. J.O. Bullard was taken very ill with pain in her side at about midnight on Saturday at the residence of Bert Risley. Dr. Wilson was called by telephone and was soon at her bedside and gave her medicine which partly relieved her of pain. Today (Monday) she is better. AND There will be an entertainment at the Fairdale M.E. church, singing and recitations on March 17. B.A. Risley will be there with his new talking machine, the male quartet from Dimock and two young ladies with their musical instruments from a nearby town.
Jackson - In a Jackson family, out of a membership of five, three die within a month. The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Mary French and her daughter, Mrs. Lena Houtalin, the former occurring March 2nd and the latter, March 6th, has caused a terrible shock, not only to the family, friends and neighbors, but to all the surrounding country by whom they were universally known and respected. Their deaths following so closely that of their son and brother, Albert French, whose death occurred Feb. 8, breaks all records and for terrible fatality in a family and is unequaled in the township's records of history.
Susquehanna - In matters firemanic, Susquehanna is going forward rapidly backward. On Saturday she had a splendid chemical fire engine. Today she has none. About three years ago Keystone Hook and Ladder company, a wide-awake organization, purchased the engine with its own funds. When it arrived in town the fire department paraded, red fire was burned, and there was rejoicing galore. This is about the only recognition the machine or the company ever received. Since that night of jubilation, successive common councils have failed to provide a proper place to house the engine or the company, and the engine, like a tramp, has hibernated in barns. Patience finally ceased to be a virtue and the company sold the machine to Fountain, No. 4 Fire Company, of Binghamton, for less than half of its original cost. There was no red fire when it departed, but many a good citizen said things not to be found between the covers of the revised edition. Eventually Susquehanna will return to the bucket brigade. A chemical engine is too rich for her blood. (From Correspndent Whitney, of Susquehanna)
Franklin Forks and Brookdale - Mr. and Mrs. Clare Summers, who were married on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, spent the forepart of the week in town with Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Tuttle. Mr. Summers formerly lived at Franklin Forks, PA, but is now located in Cando, North Dakota, where he has taken out one of the United States Government claims. Mrs. Summer's home previous to her marriage was at Brookdale, PA.
Factoryville, Wyoming Co. - Factoryville people had some exciting events in their midst in the past 24 hours. Yesterday morning a fierce fire swept away a number of buildings at the heart of the town and last evening burglars visited the place. They broke into the post office but did not secure much. They then entered the barn of Benton Coleman and stole a valuable horse and carriage. With this they went on to Dalton where they effected an entrance into the post office of that pretty little place. No clue has been had as to the identity of the burglars, but a telephone message received at the "Leader" office this morning describes the stolen horse as being a sorrel, with white stripe in face and white hind feet; weight about 900; bar shoes on front feet. The carriage is nearly new, with side springs. As the men are supposed to be coming this way [toward Susquehanna Co.] the above description of horse and rig may help in effecting their capture.