March 19 1909
Mr. Passmore's Shamrock - James Passmore, the marble cutter employed in Allen's marble works, received from his native city, Armagh, Ireland, a beautiful bunch of shamrock, sent him by his brother and sister. Mr. Passmore divided and distributed sprays among Montrose friends. This shamrock came direct from St. Patrick's own city--"the Rome of Ireland," or "the ecclesiastical capitol." Friends wonder if Mr. Passmore did not catch Erin's harp refrain in the following words, while undoing his prize package of shamrock--"Tune up the harp! And play a tune; one with an Irish strain, that memories recall, my childhood days again."
Forest City - The temporary covering in front of the Osgood building was torn away last week and revealed a very attractive front. It is to be used as a nickelette by U.G. Cooley and will be the third continuous amusement place in the town.
Hallstead - George O'Neill has gone to Tennessee to "try out" as catcher in a Southern League base ball team. If O'Neill makes good he will be started at a salary of $150 per month.
Susquehanna - It costs the tax payers more to maintain the paupers at the Susquehanna-Oakland Poor Farm than it would to board them at nearly any hotel in Susquehanna, is what the annual report of the poor directors shows. The expense of keeping the paupers is $5.26 per week, this of course includes the clothing which as shown in the report is a very small item, amounting to less than $5.00 per year. The high figure indicates that carefulness is not one of the qualifications of the Poor Directors and there is, to use a slang expression, "a screw loose somewhere," and if the proper attention were given to the affairs of this district, this figure could be materially reduced. The poor farm has only nine inmates. It brings in revenues from butter, stock and produce of $454.34 but spends $566.68 on stock purchased, grain and feed, blacksmithing and horse hire.
Birchardville - Seldon C. Birchard is a breeder of thoroughbred Jersey cows and on his farm he now has nearly half a hundred head. The quality of the herd is shown in the fact that he has just sold a cow to an Allentown man for $100-and they know the value of cows down that way.
Springville - Lehigh Valley R.R. officials are negotiating for the purchase of the depot owned by James Blakslee and also the right of way through the land which he owns.
Rush - Dr. A.L. Jenkins, of LeRaysville, will be at his office in the Stark block March 26 and 27. AND A competitive examination under the rules of the U.S. Civil Service Commission will be held at the postoffice, Saturday, April 10, for the position of fourth class postmaster, Class B, at Rushville.
Lawsville - The roads are very bad here owing to the heavy loads of feed and props being hauled.
Brooklyn - The Order of the American Boys held a special meeting and debate in their hall Tuesday evening. The debate on the subject, "Resolved, that intemperance has caused more misery than war." Willie Rozelle was the leader of the affirmative side and George Savige the negative. AND J.D. Richardson, the village cobbler, is in poor health and has given up work. He is at the home of G.I. Giles and is receiving good care.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Theode Gardner, mailcarrier on route 3, met with what might have been a serious accident last Wednesday, when making his trip going round the rocks near Clara Cole's house. He thought to drive through a snow bank and it being too hard to cut through upset the cart and Mr. Gardner, horse, cart and all went over the bank and landed on the road below, but luckily neither he nor the horse were hurt, only breaking the end off one thill of the cart.
Bridgewater Twp. - Ice cutting has still been continued this week, after a few days cessation, owing to the warm period. Large quantities have been shipped from Post's Pond over the Lehigh Valley, as high as 16 carloads being shipped out in a single day. Cars were also run into Harrington's switch and ice shipped from Lake Montrose, with the result that large forces of men have been given considerable employment the past few weeks. The ice is clear and of good quality, being nearly a foot in thickness. The large Hoyt barn on the shores of the lake has been filled with ice and considerable "stacked."
Herrick Centre - The community was entertained at a reception on Friday evening last in the basement of the school house, the proceeds of which was for the benefit of the grange at Herrick Centre, newly organized. People from Burnwood, Tresco and Carbondale were present.
Uniondale - Leon Sheibly has sold about $100 worth of furs this winter. Leon is the best trapper in this section of woods and he trims the boys at checkers.
Lenoxville - Prospects are that we will soon boast of an Athletic Club with Dr. Saxer, of Fleetville, as leader.
Crystal Lake - Stephen Smiley was before Squire Bell, Saturday, charged by A.L. Gurney, of Carbondale, with cruelty to animals. The prosecutor alleged that Smiley drove an old and decrepit horse and that after it had fallen under its load, he left it neglected for some time on the road near Uniondale. Smiley claimed that he went for help. He paid the costs and was allowed to depart.
Montrose - Even this early in the season city people are beginning to inquire for board the coming summer-that is, all who did not make arrangements upon leaving last summer for the coming season. Some boarding places have booked visitors to such an extent that if requested to furnish board for parties, reply something after this style: "We can make room for three the last two weeks of June; two the first week in August; four the second week in September, etc." Montrose never has any trouble to fill its hotels and houses during the summer. AND Announcement is made of the coming marriage of Miss Ella Cuff of Wilkes-Barre and Mr. Jesse Thompson of Montrose. The ceremony will take place in Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in this place on April 14.
News Briefs - Maple syrup from the 'first runs' has been selling on the street the past week at from $1.10 to $1.20 per gallon, according to quality. The quality seems to be all right this season. AND The speed limit of automobiles will be increased to 24 miles an hour on suburban and country roads and 15 miles in towns with consequent increase in danger to life and also in damages to roads which you must pay, unless you use your personal influence at once upon your Representative to oppose Senate Bill No. 85 now in the House.