December 23 1910
Harford - By message over the telephone this morning we learn that the Osborne block was gutted by fire, Tuesday evening, and the Steine stock of clothing was completely destroyed. Mr. L. Steine, of Montrose, was in Harford having a special sale. The fire was confined to the one building owing to the efficiency of the water works system in Harford, which never worked better and the prompt and efficient work of the citizens. The fire, it is supposed, was started by an overheated stove or a carelessly thrown lighted cigar or cigarette stub, which ignited some of the clothing in the store.
Hop Bottom - The DL&W train connecting with the train leaving Montrose at 8:20 a.m. for Scranton, up to this time, has not been scheduled to stop here, nor could baggage be checked, but as a matter of fact, this train has not missed a morning in over two years of stopping here, as it stops for Scranton passengers on signal. A letter from the General Superintendent of the DL&W informed the newspaper that Foster [Hop Bottom] will be made a regular stop for No. 2 daily except Sunday. On Sundays an accommodation train will run ahead of No. 2 for local travel.
Warren Center, Bradford Co. - Considerable interest is being taken in the outcome of the remonstrance against the Little Meadows Hotel, which is not in our County, but which has been too near by for the good of some of our men.
Little Meadows - Georgia Garfield, of Keuka College, is home for the holidays.
Thompson - Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Gates went to Scranton last week to spend the winter with their children. He celebrated his 90th birthday a few months since and she is nearly as old. They are very feeble and she has lost her eyesight.
Forest City - Among the students home from school are: Rexford Maxey and Emma and Reese Davis, from Bloomsburg; Loretta Sullivan from Stroudsburg, Abe Heller from Philadelphia, Hugh Johnson and Harvey Sackett from Wyoming Seminary.
New Milford - Glenn Brundage has bought a farm near Willow Point, NY. AND Dr. E.W. Park recently purchased an automobile.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Coal has advanced 25 cents per ton at this place. AND There will be a nice entertainment at the M. E. church Saturday evening. A well loaded Christmas tree and other exercises by the young people will make the evening a merry one.
Great Bend - Mrs. Frederick Brush and infant child died Tuesday at their home in New York city from pneumonia. Mrs. Brush was the wife of Dr. Frederick Brush, superintendent of the Post Graduate Hospital in New York. The body will be brought to Great Bend today for burial in Hasbrook cemetery. Dr. Brush is a native of Great Bend and his wife was well known in the vicinity.
Elk Lake - C.S. Lathrop is moving his mill from the Lewis farm to the Lake dam, where he will do sawing this winter.
Rush - An interesting game of basket ball was played on the flat Tuesday evening between Rush High school and East Rush, resulting in a score of 4 to 3 in favor of the High school.
South Montrose - L.W. Moody and family leave this week for El Reno, Oklahoma, where they intend to make their home. "Lee" says, however, that the country must be equal to the good reports they hear of it, or they'll come back.
Montrose - Rev. Mr. Holland, formerly of Baltimore, Md., is assisting at Zion A.M.E. church. He has had considerable experience in evangelistic work and is a genuine "shouting Methodist." AND William Spence, one of the oldest and most highly respected colored residents in town, has been quite seriously ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margie Wilson. In Christmas giving this year, a friend suggests that the good old "son of Ham" be remembered. AND N.E. Bissell has sold his grocery business to Leo Hamlin, the change to take place January first.
Forest Lake - Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Larson and children, of Reno, Nev., started on their return journey after visiting Mrs. C.L. Lincoln here, Mrs. Lincoln being an aunt of Mrs. Larson. They also visited at Wilbur Lincoln's and Judson Clark's. Mrs. Lincoln's father was Theodore Clark, who left Forest Lake when 19 years of age, now 55 years ago, and never returned to the East. He died about 20 years ago in Nevada. His daughter now makes the trip East to meet and become acquainted with her father's relatives, which forms the basis of a very pretty sentiment.
Hallstead - Last Thursday morning a bag containing a number of chickens was found near the postoffice. Further up the river, toward "Smokey Hollow," was found several other bundles containing various pieces of women's and children's clothing, a fur boa, knives, forks, spoons, etc., these articles had evidently been lost from a sleigh. Later on Frank Fassett, who has recently come from N. Y. State and made his headquarters in the Hollow, claimed part of the articles--claiming he had lost them from his sleigh, but no owner for the chickens has appeared. The night before a number of clothes lines along the river road below the State line were stripped, but whether any or part of the articles went over the State line is not yet known.
News Briefs - Susquehanna County is one of twenty-two counties that have less than 50 people to the square mile. Pike is the least populated, having but 13 people to the square mile. AND The following telephones have recently been installed by the Merchants Telephone Co.: Herbert Walton, F.B. Smith (residence and store), Morris Catlin, Fred Dean, Montrose; Robert Reynolds, South Montrose; E. E. Stevens, Elk Lake; Ed Rogers, Brooklyn; Homer Reynolds, Dimock.