April 17 1908
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The terrible wind of last Saturday moved a barn from its foundation for Harry Stevens, and did considerable damage to the building. He will now move the barn on a foundation beside the other barn.
Susquehanna - Fred Ripple, of Carbondale, a conductor on the D&H coal train, walked off a trestle between Lanesboro and Ninevah and suffered a broken back and other injuries, which are expected to result in his death. Ripple was walking along the side of his train when he slipped from the bridge and fell about 30 ft. He was not missed for some time. The crew found him after more than an hours' search lying unconscious underneath the bridge.
Hopbottom - Eugene Wright has started a new milk route in this place, selling milk at four cents a quart delivered at your door. AND The road between here and Brooklyn was never in a more disgraceful condition than it is now, notwithstanding the mud is nearly dried up.
Jessup Twp. - The death of Byron Griffis occurred at his home on Tuesday, his age being 84 years. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Revs. W.C. Tilden and T.P. Morgan officiating. The deceased was a man well known and highly respected and is survived by four sons: L.H. Griffis, of Montrose, Oscar Perry and Eugene, of Jessup, and one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Tewksberry, of Auburn; also 14 grand-children.
Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - L.O. King has made 135 gallons of maple syrup this spring. Who next? AND A.W. Kent, administrator of the estate of the late E.P. Mack, of Brooklyn township, announces a public sale of the decedent's personal property, to be held on Tuesday, April 21st. Among the articles to be sold are one secretary, hat rack, carpets, bedsteads, stoves, three swarms (of) bees, etc.
Montrose - The death of Rev. Edward Augustus Warriner, until within the past two years rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church from 1866 until 1906, occurred at his home Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Warriner was born at Agawam, Hampden county, Mass., Feb. 19, 1829 and was a son of Captain Ruel and Anna Warriner. In 1865 Mr. Warriner married Miss Louisa Voorhis who died in 1874 at the age of 39. Their three sons--Samuel D., now superintendent of the Lehigh Valley Coal Co., located in Wilkes-Barre, Edward V., in Springfield, Mass., and Ruel C., who is an engineer with the Rand Gold Mining Co., of Johannesburg, South Africa. Children of his second wife, Esther Bolles, of Jessup, are Mrs. Calvin S. Smith of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Jesse B. Warriner, of Scranton, Philip B. and Paul S. of this place and Anna C., who is with her brother, Ruel, in Johannesburg. Rev. Warriner was an avid sportsman and lover of outdoor life. As a pulpit orator he had great ability and wrote several prose and poetical works, which were published. All who knew him will cherish kindly memories of this venerable, optimistic, kind-hearted clergyman.
East Rush - Our butter maker is receiving over 8000 pounds of milk every other day. AND In Rush, J. Millard has opened a new and up-to-date meat market.
Brookdale - The acid factory is being torn down and the machinery shipped to Kingsley.
Hallstead - Intense excitement was caused at Hallstead Sunday morning by the finding of the dead body of Burton Crandall in a buggy just north of the river bridge, on the Harmony road. The dead man's neck had been broken in some mysterious manner. His teeth were clenched on the box of the buggy; his body was sprawled over the side in such a manner that the legs stuck through the spokes of the wheels of the vehicle. Crandall and four other men were about the town Saturday night, and it is claimed that some of the parties were intoxicated and that when they started for home loud words were heard.
Harford - Miss Ella Seaman is confined to the house with gatherings in her head and is unable to attend to her duties as postmistress.
Fairdale - A black dog with tan paws and a slit in one ear went away from Aleck Hewitt's on March 29th and has not been seen since. Anyone knowing of such a dog and will inform Mr. Hewitt will be suitably rewarded.
Herrick Centre - It was a surprise to some Saturday to find the Prohibition Party in control of the election board, but Glen Miller says they will control the country soon. AND The Elgin Butter and Tirzah Cheese factories started up last week, cutting off some of the milk supply at the station.
Elk Lake - The Ladies' Aid was largely attended at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Lathrop. Mrs. Chamberlain entertained them with her phonograph.
Franklin - The people of the Franklin Hill church are trying to keep the church open without the aid of a pastor.
Forest City - There are more Forest City cases on the court list at Montrose, this week, than usual. The cases of greater interest are those against Mrs. Andrew Starinski, Mrs. Mary Murin, and Mrs. Dewillis, charged with the unlawful practice of medicine. Those women have been assisting at child-births for years and the question for the court to decide is mainly as to whether or not the law allows the practice of midwifery in this state by others than graduate physicians. A large number of witnesses are in attendance on the cases.
News Briefs: Next Friday is Arbor Day. Let every landowner see that he plants a number of trees. This day should also be observed by every school in the county by planting trees on the school grounds with appropriate ceremonies. It will make an impression on the child-mind that time cannot erase, and be of untold benefit to generations yet to come. School teachers and principals can find many interested farmers who will grant permission for the removal of saplings from their thickly grown woods. Tree planting in times of peace should become as popular as flag-raisings in time of war. AND Primary Election results for County Commissioners were: Democrat - J.E. Hawley, of Choconut and Jos. M. Ryan of Susquehanna, who won over Herbert Fish, of Lynn, by 93 votes. Republican - W.H. Tingley, of New Milford, with 1759 votes and Andrew J. Cosgriff, of New Milford, won second place, defeating Job Malpass, of Susquehanna, by 84 votes.