May 11 (1906/2006)
Lawton - The graded school question in this town is one to be seriously considered by the voters and tax payers. A graded school would be an improvement but the outlying districts should not be deprived of a means of educating the smaller children, which can be done at less expense and hardship for the little ones in their own districts.
Forest City - The first baseball game of the season to be reported here was played between the Polish Stars and the Stumpjumpers, on the Association grounds, Monday. The former won by a score of 5-4. The battery for the Stars was E.O. Evans and J. Mangan; for the Jumpers, Miscall and W. Hert.
Springville - Mark Scott had the misfortune to have two cows killed and another badly injured on Monday by the [railroad] cars. AND A carload of butter while being run off the siding here on Tuesday was overturned and rolled down the steep embankment. It was necessary to bring the wrecking derrick from Sayre the following morning to get the car back on the track.
Harford - The monthly temperance service will be held on Sunday evening at the Congregational church at 7:30. An address will be delivered by the Rev. L.R. Burrows, Presbyterian, of New Milford, and it is expected that a good program will be gone through.
Jones Lake (Lake Montrose) - W.A. Lathrop has a force of men engaged in converting the old shop, known as the E.T. Purdy wagon shop, into a dwelling house. Charles Berg and wife will occupy the house when completed.
Gibson - There being two Ladies' Aid Societies in this place, correspondents should designate which, what and where. People who attend both would not be so badly mixed.
Franklin - Dr. Caterson is going to have an automobile this summer. That is right, save the horses.
Elk Lake - C.W. Broadhead, of Montrose, was through here last Wednesday, dressing horses' teeth.
Great Bend - The Harmony creek bridge near Great Bend, which was carried out this spring, has been replaced higher than before on the stone piers. This raging little torrent is one of the most destructive in the county, having carried the bridge out twice in the past two years. It is hoped that the increased elevation of the superstructure will prevent the ice and water from repeating the disaster.
Dimock - L. F. Thornton, perhaps the largest buyer of furs in this region, was in Montrose on Wednesday. He tells us that he has bought over $15,000 worth of furs the past season. The open winter has been an unusually good one for his business.
Jackson - At his late home, Saturday afternoon, occurred the death of Harvey Lamb, for many years a well-known and popular Erie conductor. Deceased, while in the employ of the Erie company, resided in Port Jervis, but about a year ago he returned to his native town, Jackson, spending the last months upon the old homestead, the Chauncey Lamb farm. He is survived by a wife, one sister and one brother, Ransom Lamb, of New Jersey.
Montrose - Dogs are all the subject to palpitation of the heart these days for they know the dog catcher is camped on their trail. From now until the first of October the life of the unmuzzled dog will be anything but pleasant. (Probably some lover of the canine will say, "the life of the muzzled one too," and still be right, for the dog likes not a headgear of leather straps and telegraph wire.) But reasonable people will see the necessity of protecting our calves, not to speak of the lambs, from the bites of too affectionate mongrels, and the warning is already being generally observed. The dog tax is also to be rigidly enforced this season, as it was two years ago. A dog untaxed is in as much danger of being impounded as is that dog whose owner does not keep him up to the fashion with regard to the muzzle. Save trouble by paying the tax and providing the muzzle if it has not already been done.
Jersey Hill, Auburn Twp. - The H.C. Titman Post, G.A.R., of Auburn Corners and Auburn Center Lodge No. 905, I.O.O.F., will hold Memorial services at Jersey Hill, exercises to commence at 10 A.M. Veterans of the Civil War and neighboring lodges are invited. Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy the day.
Thompson - Frank Hall Post, No. 503, G.A.R., has made full arrangements for the observance of Memorial Day. The Thompson quartette and the Thompson orchestra will furnish music. AND The Bordens (Company) are building their road from Main street to their plant, along side the Erie depot property.
Silver Lake - Oscar W. Caswell intends to leave here for Los Angeles, Cal., soon. His father and sister, Mrs. M. Heller, are there, and have sent for him. Mr. Caswell has a fine watch dog to give away where a good home will be provided. He is a little inclined to be cross to children, but is all right if left alone.
Hallstead - Mr. Martin J. Shannon, who has been visiting his mother, has returned to his home at Krebs, Indian Territory.
Susquehanna - James Paye, who had an auction, reports a large sale of horses, harness, wagons, farm implements, etc. However, he is replenishing his stock with new goods and the assortment remains large and complete.
News Briefs: The "Philistine Convention" will occur at East Aurora, NY, July 1-9, 1906. Addresses to be given by brainy men who "think, feel, and try to tell the truth." AND The postoffice department has decided that children going to and from school shall not be allowed to get their parents mail, so do not blame the postmaster if your children are refused the mail.