March 17 1911
South Gibson - Last Saturday David Pritchard, a brother of former Sheriff J.H. Pritchard, met with a serious accident in which one of his horses was killed. He had started to drive "cross lots" with a heavily loaded wagon, when the rear wheels commenced slewing at the top of a long steep slope. Seeing the weight of the wagon would pull the animals over the slope, he jumped and saved himself, but the vehicle and horses were dragged over the brink and rolled over and over to the bottom of the declivity. The animals were held down by the weight of the wagon, one being killed outright, but the other escaped much injury.
Susquehanna - Hotel DeSimony, a four-story wooden building, was badly gutted by flames of an unknown origin yesterday morning. When discovered at 4 o'clock, the flames were bursting through the roof. Firemen had difficulty in preventing Hotel Barnes, adjoining on the east, from catching fire. Some of the guests were forced to flee into the zero atmosphere clad in night clothing.
Elk Lake - Calvin Lathrop has installed a 35-horse power steam engine in his mill at the lake.
Lenox - Floyd Carey has purchased a new team of horses for the purpose of hauling milk the coming year. ALSO Monday morning, March 13th, Charlie James met with a terrible accident. His clothing caught fire from the range, burning him seriously. He is the little son of the late Will James, who accidentally shot himself two years ago while handling a gun. Mr. James received injuries from which he died later of blood poisoning.
Friendsville - James Carroll is busy every day hauling logs to the mill. He is preparing to build more chicken houses on his farm this summer.
Williams Pond, Bridgewater Twp. - C.W. Bullard, formerly of this place, who joined the marines at Annapolis, was ordered to Cuba, last week.
Hop Bottom - The Ladies Aid of the Universalist church will serve an Easter supper on Good Friday, April 14th. Hot cross buns will be served and all are cordially invited. Supper fifteen cents.
Brooklyn - "His Old Sweetheart" is the title of the monologue, illustrated by tableaux, to be given in the Universalist church next Friday evening, in connection with musical numbers and recitations. Admission 15 cents to entertainment and 10 cents to shadow portrait gallery, including refreshments, or 20 cents for ticket for both features.
Jessup Twp. and Lawsville - A.L. Roberts has sold his personal property in Jessup township and purchased the Northrup store property in Lawsville, where he will move his family and take charge of the store. Mr. Roberts has a host of friends who wish him success.
Montrose - Has Montrose lost an opportunity for a summer hotel? Among the plans the Northern Electric Railroad (trolley) had in connection with Montrose, was the locating of a summer hotel here in connection with the trolley they were talking of building. But last week they bought Lake Winola and some adjoining land for a summer hotel and amusement purposes, for $45,000. Some of our citizens are wondering if the opposition to the coming in town of the road in the way the company had surveyed has been the means of losing the opportunity for a summer hotel.
Springville - Fred Thomas left on Tuesday of last week, returning a week later with a wife, who was before her marriage Miss Lena Hughes. Some years since her father preached in the Baptist charge at Dimock.
Silver Lake - We have had fine sleighing, but the snow is fast disappearing. Sugar making is now in order.
New Milford - Marcus Perigo and wife entertained the old soldiers and their wives on Saturday and Miss Bess Bradley entertained the Fudge club on Thursday evening.
Kingsley - Otis J. Bailey, for many years a resident of Kingsley, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Gavitt, of South Montrose. The deceased was born Aug. 19, 1832. He was a member of Co. B, 177th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and had an honorable war record. On Oct. 2, 1853, he was united in marriage to Polly E. Loomis, whose death occurred about 2 years ago. Four children were born to them. He was an earnest Christian. Another old soldier of the Civil War passed through the waters and joined the Grand Army above. In South Gibson, on Feb. 14, James S. Belcher, who had been confined to his bed nearly two years, suffering intensely the entire time, died at age 69 years 6 months and 9 days. He was a member of Co. C, 203rd Regiment. Comrades of the G.A.R. Post at South Gibson conducted the services at the grave.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Harry E. Tiffany, of Newark, Del., and his aunt, Mrs. W.C. Conrad, of Tunkhannock, were callers in Montrose Monday. Mr. Tiffany is executor of his brother's estate, the late Donald A. Tiffany, of Lynn, and was here on matters relating to the settlement of the estate. He is assistant chemist at the State College in Newark, a position he has held the past six years. Mr. Tiffany is a well informed young man and a most agreeable gentleman to meet. He spent his boyhood days with Auburn relatives and is also known to many in this county, having frequently visited his brother in Lynn.
News Brief - The Philadelphia Record is a newspaper that every member of the family wants to read, and that every member of the family profits by reading. It is clean, typographically and morally. There isn't a line in it that the head of the household feels he ought to cut out before passing it along to the women and children. ALSO A pure food inspector dropped into a hotel at Shinglehouse, Potter county, a few days ago and was dieted on oleomargarine. There were no notices posted in the dining room according to the statute made and provided, and he caused the arrest of the landlord, who settled by paying a $104 fine and costs. The purpose of the law is that no man shall be fed on oleomargarine without giving him notice, for he can't tell it in any other way.
Late Local Gossip - The early Robins had better wear their mittens.