February 26 1909
Forest City - The teachers of Forest City are making their yearly collection of marbles that fall from the pockets of the unfortunate boy during school hours.
Brooklyn - Miss Alice Louise Lee has a serial story appearing in the Christian Endeavor World entitled "The Servant of the Isle." Miss Lee is a young but fluent and versatile writer, and contributes largely to the Youth's Companion and other publications.
Montrose - Jacob Steine will soon open a Nickelet or theatorium in the store room in the Republican building. Motion pictures will be the attraction, together with good music. Mr. Steine contemplates giving three changes of program each week, and as it is something new for Montrose and takes well wherever operated, the outlook for a liberal patronage is excellent.
Susquehanna - Kenneth Green, a young man living here, was painfully injured Saturday afternoon. He was in the yard cutting wood, and as he swung the axe in the air it caught in the clothesline and in descending it struck his left foot, severing two toes and an artery. Dr. Miller dressed the injury and had to take several stitches to close the wound.
Harford - A Harford young man, Oliver Lewis, was run over by the cars at Binghamton on Sunday afternoon and received injuries from which he died a short time later in the City Hospital. The young man, who was about 19years of age, had jumped a milk train and was riding to that city to visit a cousin, Edward Buck, who lives on Court street. When the train was passing Gaylord street, in order to save a walk back, young Lewis jumped from the moving train. He missed his footing and fell under the wheels, both legs being severely crushed and the right one completely severed. He was placed on the train and taken to the station and a physician, realizing the young man's serious condition, had him taken to the City Hospital, where he died a couple of hours after admission.
Springville - Last Thursday evening Ira Hungerford was taken ill and symptoms favored pneumonia, but good nursing seemed to have the desired effect, and on Monday he sat up long enough to have his bed made. Monday night he suddenly became worse and a little after noon, Tuesday, death came to relieve his sufferings. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was receiving a pension. Thus one by one the old boys are going on to the final camping ground.
South Montrose - The old blacksmith shop on the Loren Allen property, used by Mr. Allen for half a century as a shop, has been torn down. AND Earle B. Conklin, a student at Lowell's Business College, Binghamton, came home to spend Washington's birthday, also his own, which occurs on the same day.
Hopbottom - Washington's birthday was fittingly observed by the school and a large number of visiting citizens helped to make the occasion a pleasant one. John Tiffany told of having seen Lincoln on several occasions and interesting facts connected therewith, and Rev. Ballou also gave a pleasant talk.
Elk Lake - John Arnold and Mrs. Setser each recently lost a valuable cow; cause unknown.
Ararat - Charlie Barry, of Gelatt, is in town trying to disentangle and tie up broken telephone lines. The ice storms left them in a bad mix-up.
East Kingsley - Ice is being harvested for the first time from Tingley's pond. The pond is small and only recently made, but produces excellent ice, the cakes being about 14 inches thick and very clear.
Uniondale - L.P. Norton wishes it distinctly understood that it is "Judge" Norton hereafter. The old war horse of Democracy was chosen judge of election at the last election.
Great Bend - One evening between 6 and 7 o'clock, while the ticket agent was at supper, the Erie railroad station at Great Bend was entered and $34 taken from the safe. The money was missed by station agent Brewster shorter after 7 when he had occasion to make some change. Everything was neat about the office showing that the robbers were familiar with the lay of the land. A young man named Sutliff, about 19 years old and a resident of Susquehanna, who had been employed at odd jobs around town, was suspected and subjected to a severe cross-examination, during the progress of which he broke down and confessed he was the thief.
Flynn/Middletown/Rush - Last week the people of Rush had their announcement in the Montrose Democrat, that the ladies of the Middletown parish would serve a chicken supper and dance at Friendsville, Feb. 22, for the benefit of the Middletown church. Now we wish to say that, that was a mistake. The supper and dance is not for the Middletown church at Flynn's Corner, but for the Rush church, and the supper will be served by the Rush ladies, and not by the ladies of Middletown, and furthermore they try to mislead the outside people by insinuating that their supper and dance is for the Middletown church. Now, there never was a Catholic church in Middletown, but we are glad to say that one is under construction, and will be completed before many months that will be a credit to the whole community.
Rush - There was an error in the ad of last week, in regard to the dance at Friendsville, Feb. 22. It should have read for the benefit of St. Patrick's church in Rush, instead of Middletown.
News Brief - Christy Mathewson, the star pitcher of the New York Giants [formerly of Factoryville, PA] is making a stand for a salary of $8,000 for the 1909 season. Several other players of the same team are holding out for big increases. The club management realizes that a half dozen teams would willingly pay Mathewson $8,000 but they fear if they are to accede to his demands they will have to raise the salaries of nearly every player on their roster. Though Mathewson has refused to sign his contract, the management does not anticipate any trouble in adjusting the difference. Mathewson is at present at Harvard University coaching the varsity base ball candidates.