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May 27 1910

Forest City - Forest City is getting some notoriety from down-the-valley newspapers which allege that the youthful inhabitants of this place act like a lot of imps throwing sticks, stones and dirt at automobilists and otherwise disporting themselves in an unbecoming manner. Our boys are probably no better or worse than the average lusty, strong lunged and limbed, untamed youngsters of other towns, but there is no use dodging the fact that too much "rope" is given them by local custodians of law and order. We do not desire a bunch of starched and prinked little "mamma's angels," for there is as much real maliciousness, if not as much mischief, in the little Lord Fauntleroy ilk, when mamma isn't looking, as in the more untrammeled children. The youngsters should, however, be taught to have a decent respect for other people's rights. We have a chief of police and no dearth of specials. The burgess might instruct his officers that the sole purpose of investing them with a star is not that they may use it as a passport to nickelettes and other places of amusement, nor even that they may make arrests. The chief and his "specials" can, if they will, have a deterrent effect on the boisterous conduct of the children, without doing them the injury of locking them up.


South Gibson - Decoration Day will be observed here. The services in the forenoon will be conducted at Manzer cemetery. The Ladies' Aid will serve one of their famous 25 cent dinners, veal potpie with all the good things of the season. Our band and choir are preparing to give us some fine music.


Brackney - The Democrat has apologized for the appearance of the "fake" meteorite article of last week. The story created a great deal of interest and comment, and was none the less interesting for its having turned out a "fairy story."


Montrose - An electric motor is soon to be installed in the Presbyterian church to pump the large pipe organ. A storage battery will be used during the daytime, when the plant is not running, Montrose not having an all day service.


New Milford - The Phinney Hotel was sold at trustee's sale, on Tuesday, by F.B. Jewett to Frank W. Tennant, of Clark's Summit. The hotel was purchased by Philander Phinney in 1857 and until the present time has been run continuously by father and son. Mr. Phinney, in his will, gave instructions to sell.


Susquehanna - Shortly after 9, Thursday morning, an operator in the exchange of the Susquehanna Telephone and Telegraph Company, discovered flames and smoke issuing from the roof of the Blue Ridge Manufacturing Company's plant. She telephoned to the offices of the Blue Ridge Company and told them of the fire. An alarm was turned in but the alarm was out of order. A telephone call was sent to the engine rooms at the Erie shops and the alarm sounded, and the fire was extinguished in short order. The fire is thought to have originated from a defective chimney.


Harford - Watson Jeffers died at his home on May 12. He was 79 years of age. Mr. Jeffers was born in Harford and always resided in that place. He was a farmer by occupation and was always deeply interested in the affairs of the town; he was connected with the Harford Fair for 21 years; he was instrumental in establishing the [railroad] station at Kingsley and was president of the society which made possible the centennial of 1890, which commemorated the settlement of the Nine Partners in Harford. He was for many years closely associated with the work of the Congregational church and considered one of the most prominent and influential citizens of the town.


Heart Lake - As the L&M was making the down trip Sunday evening, when near a curve below here, the vigilant engineer, "Jack" Spence, as the train was bowling along at a good clip, detected something on the track ahead, and by quick use of the brakes brought the engine to a stop just before some old ties, which had been placed upon the tracks, were reached. DL&W detectives thought that an attempt had been made to wreck the train but a solution of the mystery was soon brought about, when it was found that a young boy of the neighborhood had placed the obstruction upon the track and readily admitted it all, but seemed to little realize his grave act. LATER - The boy's parents declare that their son, who is only 13 years old, was with them from 10 in the morning till 6 at night, that day, and the boy now declares that he was scared by threats into saying he did it, but that he had nothing to do with it.


Brooklyn - The Merchants Telephone Company, who lately bought out the local company of Ely & Rogers, are having troubles of their own to care for it. The Bell Telephone Company bought a line with two pair of lines, of G.H. Terry, which gives them connection via. Nicholson and Lindaville, to the long distance points and they propose to establish an exchange in the home of Mrs. Gertie Peckham on Maple Street.


Thompson - Mrs. Samuel Hubbard, who has been unable to walk for some weeks, was wrapped and put in a wagon and taken to the home of her daughter, yesterday.


Brookdale, Liberty Twp. - Rev. Preston Kennedy, of Binghamton, expects to be at the Orphanage at Brookdale for services next Sunday morning and evening.


Auburn Twp. - It is rumored that a portion of Buffalo Bills Wild West Indians got strayed from the original tribe and made a stampede over Jennings Hill on Sunday afternoon last, with wild yells, making one think greatly of colonial days.


Jackson - Mrs. LaVere Marsh is just alive and William Holmes is expected to live but a short time.


Flynn - The choir at St. John's church, although composed of very young girls, does very nicely and in short time will be fine, as they have the right kind of mettle in them to succeed.


News Brief - For the transportation of all honorably discharged Pennsylvania soldiers who fought at Gettysburg, to Gettysburg and return, so that they may be present at the dedication of the Pennsylvania monument on Sept. 27, $10,000 has been appropriated. The monument will contain the names on bronze tablets of all Pennsylvania soldiers who fought at Gettysburg.

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