November 22 1907
Montrose - The Bible Conference is assured. It is the main topic of conversation in the office, shop and home. And with some $5500 dollars subscribed it really looks like a settled project. Some regarded it as impossible at first, but now, with everything working harmoniously toward the desired end, there are few, if any, who regard it as impracticable or impossible. AND The Montrose Telephone & Telegraph Co. has arranged to give weather reports to subscribers in the rural districts at about 11 o'clock a.m. daily. The weather call on all lines will be 2,2,2. When this call is sounded on lines, parties desirous of getting the weather report should take down their phones and listen.
Great Bend - Several from here searched for the body of James Donovan between this place and the Evans farm, below Riverside, Sunday, and other parties with boats searched between that point and Binghamton, but the search proved fruitless. If the body is ever found it is liable to be at a point fifty or more miles below here, owing to the high water at the time Donovan jumped from the Susquehanna River bridge at Great Bend.
Lenox Twp. - A correspondent writes that the financial troubles of some of the New York banks has affected Lenox, as some of the farmers have changed taking their milk from Hopbottom to Nicholson.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - James Deubler, engineer on the Lehigh branch, is remodeling his home upon the farm near Lynn station, putting in hot and cold water and making other modern improvements.
Susquehanna - Dr. Clayton Washburn, of Susquehanna, has been appointed Erie surgeon in that place to succeed Dr. F.A. Goodwin. Dr. Washburn is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Bunnell, of South Montrose. He is listed among the county's leading young physicians, and his appointment is a well-merited one. AND The financial and business depression that is being felt by every railroad in the country is having its effect on the Erie. A policy of retrenchment, involving the curtailment of every possible expense and a reduction of the working force, whenever possible, is already in effect. Just how much effect it will have on this section of the road remains to be seen, but it is already known that all construction work is to be abandoned and many improvements that were planned will be given up. Probably the shops will be the hardest and it is expected that many men will be laid off before winter.
Birchardville - Some very interesting postcard views of the village of Birchardville, shows to the artistic and critical eye in amateur photography, the excellency of the style of work produced by Frank Bolles. Birchardville has earned a proud history in giving to the county many sturdy and illustrious sons, and it is a favored scheme for the camera fiend to add to their collection, views of the quaint old place.
South Gibson - Ed Brundage, of West Lenox and Miss Eliza Belcher, of East Mountain, were married in New York city, Nov. 5. We very much regret losing the bride from our community and church, where she was a prominent worker, but our loss will be a gain to West Lenox society and she will carry with her to her new home the very best wishes of her many friends here.
Brandt - Richard P. Armstrong, of Brandt, has been serving as a juror in Montrose this week and on Tuesday he dropped into the Republican office for a little chat. Mr. Armstrong is an ardent Democrat and not ashamed of it. He tells the Republican that he was raised among the Dutch in southern New York, but his ancestors were Irish. This is why he has always voted the Democrat ticket. Like the most of us, he is either a Republican, Democrat or Prohibitionist because his father was. We questioned Mr. Armstrong closely, trying to win him over to our way of thinking, but finally had to give it up as a hard proposition. As a clincher, he said he would not vote for a Republican president even if they would persuade Teddy to run for a third term--and he likes Theodore, too.
Uniondale - Frank Westgate, our local coal dealer, is unable to get coal to supply his customers. He has eight cars ordered.
Forest City - George T. Coles, of Endicott, visited in town last week. We are pleased to learn that Mr. Coles and the rest of the Forest City colony, in this thriving York State town, are doing well. AND The men of the Baptist church will hold a Chicken and Rabbit supper at the Parsonage, on Wednesday evening, the 27th. Supper 30 cts; Children 20 cts.
South New Milford - Mr. Osgood, of Forest City, George Nicholson, and Earl Tourje, of Glenwood, have been at work here setting poles and installing phones in the homes of Ed Labar, C.C. Keeney and F. Irwin, on the Northeastern Telephone line.
Brooklyn - The ladies of the Universalist church promise an excellent dinner at the church Thanksgiving day. Rev. Drury will preach in the morning at 11 o'clock, his subject being "The praiseworthy and the blameworthy in the civic, commercial, social and religious life of to-day."
News Briefs: The Susquehanna Ministerial Association, embracing Susquehanna, Oakland, Great Bend, Hallstead, Windsor, Lanesboro, Jackson, Lake View, Gibson and adjacent territory, desire to make certain recommendations to the various congregations in this territory relative to the conduct of funerals. Inasmuch as Sunday is set apart as a day of rest and for the preaching of the Gospel, the Association urgently recommends all people, of possible, to avoid having Sunday funerals. AND Some twenty-five or more years ago there was a period in November, following squaw winter, early in the month--a season of snow squalls, freezing weather and cold winds--a couple of weeks of warm, balmy weather, with hazy atmosphere, that came as a second summer rather prolonging the open season, and was the most delightful time of the year. But the climate or seasons appear to have changed, and we rarely get more than a few days of Indian summer now. We have colder, later springs, more open winters, longer periods of wet or drouth, less snow and shorter summers. At least that is the general opinion of the older inhabitant. We may have a few days more of so-called Indian summer, but the probabilities are that a colder weather will soon follow, and Thanksgiving is only a week away, when we frequently have snow and sledding and skating.