April 13 1906
Susquehanna - Saturday morning, between 12 and 1 o'clock, J.D. Brown, of Jackson, PA, while on his way from the depot to Langford's Hotel to see about getting accommodations for his daughter and himself, was held up by three men and relieved of about nine dollars in money. He was handled pretty roughly by the gang, and submitted to the outrage after being over powered. He had left his daughter at the depot. No trace of the men has been found at this writing. The hold-up was a daring one, as the Erie passenger trains are due at that hour and some one most always on the street. This is not the first time such things have happened here, and should be stopped in some way.
Wilkes-Barre - Mayor Kirkendall has put into force a new plan to regulate dances in that city in an effort to protect the young girls who are exposed to temptation at the public dances which have been held indiscriminately. Now a formal application has to be made to the mayor for permission to have a dance. Five persons must bind themselves as responsible for the obedience of rules at the dance and $4 is to be paid an officer who must remain during the dance. No boy or girl under 18 is allowed to participate unless they are accompanied by their parents or guardians and this rule is to be strictly observed.
Hallstead - Master Hamilton Alden, a little son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Alden, on Wednesday, had a narrow escape from being drowned. He, with a number of other small companions, attempted to cross the ice on a small stream near his home, when the ice broke, letting him into the deep water. His peril was noticed by one of the neighbors, Mrs. John Fisher, and to her presence of mind the boy owes his life. She waded into the creek up to her neck and rescued the boy, after he had gone down for the second time. He was removed to his home and a doctor summoned, who made him as comfortable as possible.
Kingsley - The drama entitled, "The Man From Borneo," will be given next Wednesday evening by Hopbottom talent, under the auspices of the Kingsley Concert Band. Mrs. E.M. Tiffany will sing and L.E. Warren, professional clarinetist, of Binghamton, will assist the band and orchestra. Band concert at 7:30; drama and orchestra at 8.
Uniondale - This correspondent returned last week from Scranton to be surprised in coming from dusty streets to find a snow drift several feet deep at my back door.
Ararat - Mrs. S.N. Brooks, 87 years old, went to Mrs. Baldwin's last Saturday and assisted in tying off a quilt.
Clifford - We have one doctor and two undertakers in town. If this could be reversed the undertaking business might be better.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - B.A. Shoup went to the Packer hospital at Sayre to see what could be done with his limb, which was broken last fall, and found it would be necessary to have a brace and will have to go to Philadelphia to get it.
Herrick - The grocery store and postoffice building of Raymond M. Tingley, of Herrick Centre, was destroyed by fire Tuesday, April 3, about 5 a.m. Before anyone reached the store the whole inside was in flames. C.P. Lyden, the Forest City Erie station agent made a desperate attempt to get into the building, but was driven back by the flames. There was no insurance and the loss is complete, about $2,000, besides his accounts and the U.S. property. Mr. Tingley had a separate store where he kept feed, also coal pockets. All these accounts were kept in the postoffice and will undoubtedly prove a heavy loss. Mr. Tingley has the sympathy of the entire community in his loss.
Harford - The first graduating exercises since our school became a High school will take place in the Congregational Church, April 27, to be followed the same evening by the Alumni banquet. On the preceding Sunday a Baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Rev. Wm. Usher. Prof. Sophia will lead a united choir. The church should be crowded.
Fairdale -Will McKeeby had the misfortune to lose a fine young cow a few days ago. The cause thought was the tightening of a rope with which she was tied, causing inflammation of the neck and throat.
Silvara, Bradford Co. - The remains of Adelbert R. Otis, who disappeared from his home on January 6, were found in the Susquehanna river, at a point a short distance below the West Pittston borough line. The night Otis disappeared parties at Standing Stone heard loud cries for help coming from the direction of the river, but no investigation seems to have been made. He was 37 years of age, formerly resided at Rush, and is survived by a wife and 5 children.
Jackson - Miss Cora Coddington, aged 21 years, who resides on the Jackson road about two miles from Susquehanna, met with one of the most horrible accidents that ever occurred in this section. She was gathering eggs on the hay mow and instead of climbing down the ladder she slid down the mow, striking a pitchfork that was standing against the mow, which pierced her stomach, inflicting such a serious wound that she died about 36 hours later. The funeral was held Saturday from North Jackson and was largely attended. The parents have the sympathy of the community in this sad affliction.
Forest Lake - Jasper Jennings writes the following about Forest Lake: The Milford and Owego Turnpike, the celebrated old road, crossed this township diagonally from southeast to northwest. The township was organized in 1836, taken from Middletown, Bridgewater and Silver Lake. The first settlement was made in Birchardville, in1799, by Jesse and Jabez Birchard. Dr. Plant was the first merchant and also practiced medicine. There were grist and saw mills, cloth factories and a creamery and dairy interests in the township. The Forest Lake Library Company, a commendable institution, was organized in the winter of 1831 at the home of Jehiel Warner. The population today is 780.