January 28 1910
New Milford - Two sleighloads of young people from Forest Lake came over Wednesday evening of last week and were entertained at Mr. Coy's. ALSO In South New Milford wells, springs and brooks continue to get lower. Some have hard work to get water for the cattle.
Dimock - Judge R.B. Little rendered his decisions for liquor license applications and R.S. Wheeler, proprietor of the Dimock Hotel, was summoned to court and there agreed not to sell to certain named parties, to keep the bar closed on the Saturday camp meeting is held, and to personally conduct the hotel business. In Forest City licenses were refused to Jos. Narasovitz, Wm. Muchitz, P.F. Murray, E.J. O'Neill, and C.L. Carpenter.
Rush - Much interest is taken in the literary society recently organized in the High school. A program is prepared each month which is conducted entirely by the members of the society. The object is to accustom the pupils to public speaking and for personal research in literary subjects. ALSO David Reynolds has sold his matched team of horses to the directors of the Auburn and Rush poor asylum. Consideration $430.
Clifford - At the home of B.F. Bennett, Henry Dann, of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Miss Ella Maud Stewart, were united in marriage by the Rev. W.J. Seymour, Jan. 19. The happy couple started on Friday for their home in Idaho. Miss Stewart was very popular here and was known further than the circle of her home acquaintances. We wish the couple all the happiness and prosperity possible for them to attain. [Ella wrote the book, Majella, or Nameless and Blind: A Story of the Susquehanna. Printed by J.B. Lippencott Co., Philadelphia, 1892] ALSO While returning from church, Sunday, Mrs. C.H. Griffin was thrown from her cutter by its slewing around and overturning. No damage was done.
Springville - The meat boycott has not struck this here town yet, but we are looking for it every day. Gee, but won't things just frizzle when she comes. [Boycott was started because of the high price of meat.]
Harford - Miss Mildred Forsyth met with an accident, which might have proved serious, in trying to cross the bridge near E. Flint's, last Saturday morning. The stream was swollen and was much deeper than she expected. The sleigh was overturned and swung around by the ice and swift water, the horse plunged back the way it came, and by holding to the lines she was drawn out to safety. ALSO A number of the citizens of Harford and vicinity are talking of organizing a Game Protective Association and Gun Club, which will be for the purpose of preventing unlawful hunting and to protect the game from unsportsmanlike shooting,. The Gun Club part of the organization is for those who enjoy trap shooting, which is not to be an expense to those who do not take part.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Will Dougherty has sold his gray horse to parties from below. ALSO In Pleasant Valley, Glenn Linaberry had what might have been a serious runaway. He and A.L. Mericle spent the evening with Ernest Carlin, of South Auburn, when upon returning home and in turning a curve in the road near Andrew Carter's, the cutter ran upon the bank, overturning the cutter and throwing out its occupants. Tearing the reins loose from Glenn's hands, the horse started to run; it ran until it came to the hill near Richard Kinney's, which it ran part way up then stopped. The horse was slightly bruised and the cutter slightly damaged. The men escaped uninjured, which was very fortunate.
Susquehanna - Much unfavorable comment has been heard regarding the increase of rates made by the physicians of Susquehanna. Formerly the price charged was fifty cents for an office call and a dollar for a house visit. Commencing with the New Year the price of an office call was raised to seventy five cents and a house visit to $1.50. If the house call is made after 6 p.m. the price is $2. For a call in the country the rate of $1 is charged with an additional rate of 50 cents for every mile the person lives outside the borough limits. There is no denying the fact that the raise in the price of the services of the physicians has been keenly felt in this place. Some people are so economical that they cannot afford to be sick, while others, after they have taken ill, wait as long as possible before calling in the family physician. The question of the raise is really working a hardship in some families, it is claimed.
Jackson - Hugh Roberts has another alligator. ALSO The school has a fine circulating library from [the library] at Montrose.
Little Meadows - Laurence Kiley was badly hurt while putting up telephone wire on the branch between Nixon and Warrenham. His safety strap broke and he fell backward to the ground, injuring his left ear and head badly. Dr. J.C. Tripp was called and dressed the wounds and thinks no bones [were] broken.
Montrose - By an error last week we spoke of T.B. Dewees' daughter being injured coasting. It should have been H.L. Holmes' daughter. She is improving very nicely, we understand.
Tunkhannock/Springville/Great Bend - Among the most prominent families in Springville some years ago, was that of William B. Handrick, there being a large family of sons and daughters, all of whom became well known citizens. Two of them were Col. Eugene Handrick, of Tunkhannock; another was his brother, next younger, Byron C. Handrick, who has resided at Great Bend, on his fine farm, for many years. Both had been in failing health for some time and on Friday, Jan 21, occurred the death of Col. Handrick at his home in Tunkhannock, aged 69, and on the next day, Jan 22, his brother Byron, died in Great Bend, aged 67 years, death coming unexpectedly while he was sitting in his chair and before he had heard of the death of his brother. Among the surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Sherman, of New York; Mrs. J.K. Aldrich and Mrs. Stephen Tuttle, of Springville, and Julian Handrick, of Binghamton.
News Briefs - John Argeyle, of Bradford county, is undoubtedly the largest man in Pennsylvania. He is six feet five inches tall, weighs 420 pounds, and there is not an ounce of fat on him. It requires ten yards of cloth to make him a shirt. He is 22 years of age, very intelligent, fond of books and is a devoted physical culturist. He is quite proficient at boxing and fond of all out door sports.