March 18 1910
Forest Lake - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Quinlivan were sorry to learn of the sad accident that happened to their daughter, Irene, while coming from school last Friday night. Near P. S. Kane's she was thrown from the kid wagon, falling between the wheels, the first wheel passing over her leg, breaking both bones just above the ankle, besides bruising her badly. She was carried to her home, nearly two miles away, and the bones [were] set by Dr. Gardner. She is doing as well as can be expected. She is of a family of seven children, who were conveyed from the Warner to the Kane school by Michael Sullivan. There were eleven in the wagon at the time.
Harford - If those owning dogs do not want them killed they must keep them away from their neighbor's chickens. B.D. Sherwood had 16 hens killed last week, some of which he paid $2 apiece for. Walter Maynard had one hen killed, and there was one dog that will not trouble any one else.
Uniondale - L.P. Norton came home Saturday night from down the valley, to stay over Sunday with his better half; but he won't own up that she is better than he is. ALSO Those having sugar camps are very busy these days making maple syrup and sugar. Hope those that are looking serious will take a bite and look pleasant.
Springville - Dr. Diller, of this place, and Dr. Birchard, of Montrose, performed an operation on a young boy of Arthur Comstock's to save him from having lock jaw, caused from a kick on the knee by a horse. The boy for some reason had not mentioned the hurt and had been going to school, until the knee had caused him so much pain that he then told his parents. Last reports say he is doing well.
Montrose - Mrs. George Battles, a respected colored lady, died at her home on Locust Street, Montrose, March 15, 1910, after being confined to her bed for some time. Mrs. Battles was an earnest Christian woman, and greatly respected by all who knew her. Besides her husband, she is survived by five children, three daughters and two sons, as follows; Mrs. Lila Johnson, of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Hattie Raymer, of Chicago, Miss Susie Naylor, Henry and Benjamin Naylor, of Montrose, and one sister, Mrs. Martha E. Harris, of Waverly, Pa. Her age was 87 years. [Catharine Waters Naylor Battles was born in Maryland and came to Montrose, with her family, in 1859.] ALSO The store building now occupied by the Express office will be converted into a bowling alley after April 1st. Frank Depue is to be the proprietor.
Hallstead - Thomas Gathany, who resides a short distance from Hallstead, while hauling a load of stone, met with a severe and painful accident to himself and also the loss of one of his fine horses. He had reached a point in the road where it was necessary for him to cross a small bridge, and just as he got into the middle of the bridge it went down with the heavy load. The horses became entangled in the lines, but one succeeded in breaking loose and swam to safety. The other was so entangled that he drowned before he could be rescued. Mr. Gathany also had a narrow escape from drowning but managed to get out and swim to shore. The timbers became loosened by the high water and were unable to stand the strain.
Ararat - We are glad to see that our new supervisor, Eli Avery, is interested enough to see that the roads are kept passable. It is something fine for us to see our supervisor out using plows to clear the roads, but you can bet we are glad; good luck to the old gray headed man.
Gibson - A weight social will be held in the P.O.S. of A. hall Friday evening. The Harford orchestra will be present, and those who have heard them know they will be sure of an enjoyable evening, as their music is first class. Proceeds for the benefit of the church. Supper will be served.
Susquehanna - William Belcher was held up by foot pads on Jackson street, Saturday night. He was badly beaten and kicked by three young men, who jumped out unexpectedly and knocked him down and then relieved him of $22. He was thrown down a steep bank, but recovered sufficiently to crawl home, arouse the family and secure medical treatment.
Lenoxville - Everyone who has a "sugar bush" is kept busy nowadays. In this vicinity there has been the greatest run of sap known for several years, as early in the season as this.
Little Meadows - An executor's sale of the personal property of the late Thomas McVinney will be held on his farm near Little Meadows, March 26. The circumstances connected with the sale are quite unusual, the deceased when in apparently good health having advertised the sale for the above date. Meanwhile he was taken seriously ill, his death occurring, and the executors are now to conduct the sale on the same day he had fixed.
Elkdale - J. G. Wescott has purchased a small farm near Elkdale from the Lowry estate and will, within a month, move his family to that place. He will probably go into the chicken business. Mr. Wescott has been a resident of Forest City for a great many years and has been an exceedingly active member of the community. He has held several borough offices. His departure will be regretted by many people.
Forest City - Lucy A. Riefler, wife of Henry E. Riefler, of Forest City, is keeping house and living with Warren S. Thomas, at present, at Honesdale. Mrs. Riefler and Mr. Thomas have proclaimed that her husband is dead. Lucy A. Riefler's husband is not dead. He is living and boarding at the Forest House, Forest City. Signed-Henry E. Riefler
News Briefs - Local people who attend the moving picture shows will be interested in knowing that Thomas A. Edison has just been awarded, by the federal court of New York, royalties from moving picture films amounting to $72,000 a week. Film manufacturers have been infringing on Edison's patents and refused to pay the royalties. Edison gets half a cent per foot for every film manufactured. As there are 20 manufacturers and each film is 900 feet in length, making 18,000 feet, and 80 of each are issued, making 1,440,000 feet, his royalty can be easily figured out at the sum above mentioned. Edison is the inventor of the extremely sensitive films that allow the taking of about 60 pictures per second, which alone makes it possible to produce motion pictures.