July 14 1905
St. Joseph - "Camp Choconut" members are pleasantly located just over "Hurley hill," near Carmalt lake-that delightful sheet of water which inspired the poetess, Sister M. Rozine (Byrne) to speak of its beauty, and that of the "wooded hills," just before she entered "the cloister dim." The home of the poetess was just across the way from the lake, in the restful looking old farmhouse. AND The question, "will that much talked of railroad pass through St. Joseph," is still the topic of conversation.
Hopbottom - Parley Lord and family left LaGrange, Ill., on the 10th, by automobile, to visit his parents here.
Heart Lake - James Melhuish, of Binghamton, who is spending the summer here, was in Montrose Tuesday. Mr. Melhuish stated all the cottages well filled and the fishing excellent, many cottagers capturing pike and bull heads of unusual size.
Great Bend - J.N. Sackett, aged 76 years, has just returned from a bicycle trip, which included Candor, Vestal and other places in New York State. The trip covered over 125 miles, but Mr. Sackett is none the worse for it. AND Harry G. More, who has been the junior editor of the Great Bend Plaindealer the past two years, has secured the position of state editor on the editorial staff of the Binghamton Press. Mr. More will also edit the sporting page.
Montrose - The management of the Montrose Athletic Assn. have secured a date with the St. Louis Stars ladies ball club, for Thursday, July 20. This team is touring the country in their private car and has the reputation of being excellent ball players.
Harford - A peculiar accident occurred the other day. A young farm hand on W. Smith's farm was milking the cows when one of the cows, in switching off the flies, wound her tail around the young man's ankle. The tail caught in the shoestring fasteners and the animal, becoming frightened, started off on a run, dragging the unfortunate youth after her. Mr. Smith, who was near, ran to the rescue, but before he could liberate him the young man was unconscious. He was carried to the house, where restoratives were applied and in a short time he was little the worse for his accident. AND In Oakley it is hoped for a school to be continued as they have 12 scholars in the neighborhood and some that will attend in the fall. Miss Little will be returned here, as her school was a success last year, and she deserved great praise.
Fairdale - The annual celebration of the 3rd was a grand success. There were two balloons sent up and other fireworks that the boys seemed to enjoy. There was a large attendance and all seemed to enjoy the evening. The proceeds were $40.
Brookdale - A.L. Roe, A.B. Mitchell and Jud Tingley have the Bell telephone in their homes. If you want to talk to any of them, just ring them up.
Hallstead - M. F. Decker, a Lackawanna freight conductor, was seriously hurt in a peculiar manner this morning at 4:35 o'clock in the Binghamton yards. As extra freight, No. 873, was pulling down into the yard at a speed of about 8 miles an hour the train line broke and the sudden parting of the air hose brought the train to a sudden stop. Decker was riding in the caboose and was thrown with considerable force striking his head on the cupola ladder. A deep gash was cut in his head and one of his ears was nearly torn off. He was brought to the local baggage room in an unconscious condition and Dr. Moore was sent for. It was necessary for the physician to take several stitches in the man's head. He stated that the injury is very serious and probable that Decker's skull was fractured. Decker was put on a freight train and sent to his home. Word has been received that he is resting quietly and his recovery is looked for.
Lawsville - Mary Wheaton's class in music is making rapid progress under her efficient teaching.
Forest City - The Forest City Grist mill burned to the ground recently. The blaze was first discovered in the hay on the second floor and spread in a short time to the entire building despite the efforts of the Hillside and Enterprise hose companies. It is supposed the fire originated from a locomotive spark. The loss will be over $15,000 and the insurance $8,500. The mill was a large three-story structure, equipped with a large steam boiler and engine, the latest mill machinery and a big stock of goods. In addition to the usual stock the proprietors, E. Feldman & Co., used the building for storage purposes. The building was erected by E. Corey, of Uniondale, about 15 years ago. Three years ago it was purchased by Finn and Wademan who installed a power plant and up to date machinery. The building and business was purchased last April by E.Feldman & Co., the owners at the time of the fire. They have already secured a store in the Opera House building and are conducting the business there for the present.
Susquehanna - Seven of the Erie's oldest conductors were notified on June 28th that they would be retired on July 1st and placed on the pension list, they having passed the age limit of 70 years. Gabriel Wrighter, of the Susquehanna division, received his notice and will now receive $40 per month pension.
Uniondale - The Fourth passed off very nicely at the Uniondale driving park, with a very large attendance, considering so much going on at other places. The ball game between Forest City and South Gibson boys was a cracker-jack in favor of the City boys.
Brooklyn - C. H. Tiffany is making a large derrick, which will be used in his bridge building.
Clifford - P.A. Rivenburg, who spent the winter at Seabreeze, Fla., is now anxious to sell his entire property here with the intention of returning to Seabreeze. He has one of the most desirable homes in Clifford and the man that buys it will get a bargain. AND B. F. Wells, who has spent every summer here for the last 70 years will not be with us, as he is at Seabreeze, where he expects to make his future home.
News Brief: The largest American flag ever made is to be unfurled at Denver on the occasion of the G.A.R. encampment. It is 115 feet long and 55 feet wide and weighs 450 pounds.