August 26 1910
Lanesboro - It is rumored that the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Company has a project on foot for the construction of a large modern hotel on the banks of the Susquehanna River above Lanesboro. This will add attractiveness to the already famous location as a summer and a health resort. If the D&H erects a hotel at this point it will be the means of bringing many more city boarders to Lanesboro. At the present the number of applicants for board during the summer months exceeds the accommodations. ALSO Joseph Lacey had a somewhat startling experience recently while gathering blackberries. He was busily engaged in picking some unusually fine berries from a bush when he noticed a snake's head not six inches from his hand. On closer examination it proved to be a live rattlesnake over three feet long.
Clifford - A.C. Severance our Royal merchant, went through town almost flying with a new auto which he just purchased in Carbondale. He calls it his "red-bird" and it passes through at a pace much like one.
Lawsville - George Meeker has been entertaining his brother, Prof. Royal Meeker, of Princeton, NJ.
Springville - E.R. Thomas is installing a heating plant of the underfeed type in his house. Ed believes in doing things well if he does them at all. ALSO Carpenters Tuttle, Bacon and Lake are putting up the woodwork in the interior of Dr. H.B. Lathrop's remodeled house. Dr. Lathrop is also installing a heating plant in his remodeled house.
Flynn - The old bachelors are to have their annual clam bake the coming week, and invitations to the old maids to join them will be given. ALSO There will be some peace in the homes here when we send our darlings to school. The lovable little things, it almost seems hard to say that their being away will be a relief, and yet the hours they are in school undoubtedly transfers much anxiety from the mothers' shoulders to that of the teacher.
Lenox - School in the Titus district will open Aug. 29 with the same teacher as last year, Miss Ruth Jeffers. ALSO In Alford - School will begin Maonday (Aug. 29) with Bertha Savage as teacher. She will board with Mrs. P. Beardsley.
Montrose - Montrose had a small jail delivery Saturday morning when two boys scaled the wall at the County Bastille and made their escape. The two boys were aged 13 and 14 years respectively, being from Susquehanna, having been found guilty of stealing old brass, etc. and were under sentence to the House of Refuge at Glen Mills. The boys were ragged fellows, namely Oscar O'Donald [or O'Donnell] and Charles Scendt, and it was not till noses were counted at night that they were found missing. Having an inkling where they were, Sheriff Conklin went over to Susquehanna and found them hiding in a barn in a hay mow. By the law of the state, owing to the age of these boys, they cannot be kept with the older prisoners and when they are let out in the yard they have to be given seperate runs, which really was cause of their escape, as they could not be let out into the regular used yard. ALSO Since the removal of the iron railing on Public Avenue the question of conveniences for hitching horses has been much under discussion. Much of the railing which remains is in unsightly condition and unsafe for use, and proper attention to this matter would contribute to the welfare of the town and to the convenience of those driving in to trade. We understand that the railing will probably be replaced, or posts placed.
Hallstead - Hon. William J. Pike, U.S. Consul at Austria, will spend a leave of absense of six months with his sister Mrs. L.D. Sawyer of Hallstead.
Brooklyn - Wade H. Barnes and family spent last week at the cottage which they have recently built at Ely Lake. (Said to be the first cottage built on the lake.) ALSO Miss Lelah Sterling has gone to Pittsburgh where she has accepted a position as teacher of vocal and instrumental music.
Great Bend - It was reported on the streets the first of the week that the building recently occupied by the Chapots (tannery) has been let to a company to manufacture automobile supplies.
Jackson - Lester Sutton died in North Jackson Aug. 16, after a lingering illness from disease contracted in the U.S. service during the Spanish-American war. He served several years in the regular army and while in the Philippines contracted the disease from which he died. ALSO Prof. Leon Bryant has gone to the State of Washington to engage in school teaching.
Heart Lake - The Soldiers' Encampment which was held here last Friday called together a large crowd of soldiers and their loyal friends. The day was beautiful and the Hand of God rested in peaceful benediction over the wooded hills. The campfire was hovered over in merriment while timely remarks were made by several comrades. The mess-chest had enough good things in it for all and the ladies fixed up the spread in nice shape. The crowd dispersed at sundown carrying with them memories of their red letter day of 1910. They were not unmindful of the favors extended by Proprietor Mack.
Bible Conference Notes: Among the first things indicating that Conference was about to commence, occurred at Alford Friday morning, when several scores of people on the way to Conference, while waiting for the Montrose train, spent their time in singing gospel songs. /// The Conference Automobile service, Electric City Auto Company cars, leave from Tarbell house corner every ten minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Round trip, 20 cents. Single fare 10 cents. /// Dr. Torrey cordially invites the farmers, the farmer's wives and the farmer's children to come in and attend the Conference. He stated from the platform Sunday that nothing pleased him more than to see them come. Better hitch up next Sunday and come to the Conference: come early and stay late. /// The attendance Sunday afternoon was probably around 1600-1800, and Sunday evening there were present probably two thousand to twenty three hundred people.