March 10 1911
Little Meadows - A word to the wise should be sufficient. It behooves some of our young men to pay strict attention to their driving when taking a sleighride over the hills, as the heavy fall of snow has made the road between Little Meadows and Warren Center unusually hard to travel.
East Ararat - Ira Tinklepaugh was badly injured on Wednesday last while falling a tree. He was chapping on the tree, which had lodged in another tree, about ten feet from the ground. It went down quicker than he expected, precipitating him to the ground, where he struck a stump, breaking a number of ribs.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - James K. Mehlen, aged 80 years, died at his home on Saturday last. He had been in feeble health for some time and he and his aged wife were found in an unconscious condition by kind neighbors, who did all that could be done to make them comfortable, but the Reaper came and took Mr. Mehlen away.
Herrick Center - A drama entitled "Phyllis's Inheritance" will be given at the high school building March 17, at 7:30 P.M.
Great Bend - Work on the ice jam here was started last Saturday, but the proposition is larger than at first anticipated, and it is not likely the channel will be open until today or tomorrow.
Hopbottom - Ora L. Cooley, a resident of Lenox, was fatally injured by a fast southbound freight train at the creamery crossing at Hopbottom last Friday evening. He had waited for a northbound train to pass, and as soon as it had gone by started to cross the tracks, the noise of the receding train preventing him from hearing the approaching freight. The locomotive struck the carriage, demolishing it and killing the horse, while the body of the unconscious and bleeding man was carried on the pilot of the engine for nearly a mile before the train was stopped. He was taken to the Moses Taylor Hospital, at Scranton, where he died. Mr. Cooley was a buyer of poultry and calves and on Friday went to Hopbottom and negotiated for the purchase of the Stevens farm, intending to move there with his family, a wife and seven children, this spring.
Friendsville - (An Altoona correspondent wrote the following to the Philadelphia Inquirer.) "With the very unusual yet interesting feature of being the father of two young daughters at his advanced age, Leander A. Tyler has just celebrated his 75th birthday. Mr. Tyler comes from Quaker stock, his family being among the early settlers in Friendsville and he being born in Montrose. Mr. Tyler was first married at Downingtown to Mary J. Dowlin and to this union were born three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Tyler died at Lansdowne, Dec. 21, 1902. Mr. Tyler was married to Miss Ella E. Blair, of Morristown, Sept. 19, 1906. Mr. Tyler knew his second bride all her life and nursed her when she was a babe. To this union were born two daughters, Mary B., aged 4 years and Ella V., aged 9 months. Mr. Tyler is enjoying the best of health and is still active in his daily pursuits. He enjoys not only a large acquaintance here, but is also widely known among a host of friends in Philadelphia and surrounding counties."
Transue, Auburn Twp. - Howard Dixon, while returning home from Skinner's Eddy on Friday, with J. W. Simms' three-horse team, drove off the embankment above Preston's, in the Tewksbury narrows, upsetting the wagon load of feed and a calf which was in the wagon. The wagon rolled over several times, dragging the team down the embankment 30 or 40 ft. They were skinned and bruised considerably, but luckily escaped being killed. The horse in the lead got loose in some way and escaped injury. The calf was caught the next day. ALSO at Auburn Corners a jolly sleigh load of young people dined with the McAvoy's at Auburn Corners, Saturday evening. The party was made up of the following: Loretta Reynolds, Margaret Reynolds, Dorothy Mack, Sarah Bosler, Mollie Miller, Norman Stewart, Marion Cornfield, Mr. and Mrs. Tinker. On their return, coming down the hill near Elk Lake, the team, which was being driven by E.M. Tinker, became unmanageable for a short way, running at a high speed, throwing chunks of ice, one of which hit Mollie Miller near the eye and bruised her cheek. She was taken to the home of Foster Oakley, where the bruise was dressed.
Jackson - All memberships in the Jackson Library expired on Jan. 18. Up to this time we have 15 renewals. Can you afford to let such institution go down for the want of patronage? The Jackson Dramatic Society have about $40 left from the proceeds of "The Corner Store," with which they intended to buy books for the library, but the question is, will it pay to buy books for 15 members. Let every one who is interested in keeping up a good library send in their renewals, and as many more as they can get before the first of April, and make at least a showing of 50.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Our telephone line is to be extended down the Lane road as far as Thomas Reilly's, at once, and perhaps to the creek road in the early spring.
Hallstead - A horse belonging to Fred Brant, the milkman, was taken ill on Main Street on Friday morning. The animal was removed to the barn of the Keystone House and Dr. Tower, the veterinary, was summoned and prescribed for the animal and in an hour or so was better.
Lenox - William J. Bell died Feb. 24 after a stroke of paralysis. He was an old soldier, a member of Captain Lyons Post, No. 85. He enlisted in Co. A, 187th Reg., and was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1865. He was in the battles of the Wilderness and Gettysburg. Interment was in the West Lenox cemetery.
Fairdale - A. D. Steger was in town Monday and after he returned home in the afternoon he found that his house was on fire, caused by the burning out of a chimney. He was able to put the fire out as he supposed, but in two or three hours it broke out in a new place and this caused "Gus" some more trouble and excitement. However, he was master of the situation and put out the fire this time to stay out. We are glad "Gus" had his house to sleep in that cold night.
Franklin Forks - John Webster has a sick horse. Dr. Cole was called to see it.
Harford - The Odd Fellows gave a party to their oldest member, Austin Darrow, on Feb. 28th, it being his 86th birthday. A goodly number were in attendance.