April 21 1911
Forest City - The jury in the murder trial of Michael Salajda, charged with stabbing to death John Polica, at Forest City, brought in a verdict of manslaughter after being out 23 hours. The jury had considerable difficulty in arriving at a verdict. It is understood that the first ballot was eight for acquittal, three for second degree murder and one for manslaughter. The jury returned to the court room on a later ballot, influencing the action of one: eight for acquittal and four for second degree. On the fifth ballot, which was taken Saturday night, the vote was seven for acquittal and five for second degree murder. No further ballot was taken until Sunday morning, when all the jurors agreed on a verdict of manslaughter. Salajda's attorneys are filing for a new trial based on the fact that the court refused to permit a witness to testify whether or not Polica threatened to go to Salajda's home and assault his wife, or to allow the jury to consider the threats of Polica against Salajda's wife. Saladja is a young man with a good face and his little children, three of them, the oldest not over four years, as they clambered over him and caressed him, made a scene to melt the heart of a stone, particularly if the person with that heart was a father.
Laurel Lake - Clarence Hill has purchased a new runabout. Neighbors have been warned to keep their stock in the back lots.
Little Meadows - Lee Pendleton, of the Owego Free Academy, spent Easter vacation with his parents.
Brooklyn - Mrs. W.L. Sterling entertained a very enjoyable party on Wednesday afternoon of last week. About 16 ladies were present and each wore a calico dress. Rags were sewed for a carpet, and after the day was well spent, Mrs. Sterling served an elaborate supper. Among those present were Mrs. M.J. Kent, Mrs. Alice Craver, Mrs. F.B. Jewett, Mrs. W.W. Palmer, Mrs. J.J. Austin, Mrs. H.H. Craver, Mrs. J.F. Doran, Mrs. Charles Fish, Mrs. Emma Sterling, Mrs. William Cameron, Mrs. A.G. Sterling, Mrs. Ethel Russell, Mrs. Luther Fish, Mrs. Phil Doran.
Uniondale - D.B. Gibson sustained loss by fire on Saturday night, of four horses and three good sized barns, with most of the contents. The barns were located just across the road from Mr. Gibson's dwelling in the borough and the origin of the fire is not known. The chores were done about 5 o'clock before it was necessary to have artificial lights, and the fire was discovered about eight o'clock. A large crowd quickly assembled and a great effort was made to save the horses. The animals were frantic, however, and could not be handled. Only some wagons were secured from the barns, which were joined together, and all soon were enveloped in flames. It was necessary to form a bucket brigade to save the adjoining buildings. The loss will be about $3000 with only $300 insurance. One of the teams had been purchased by Mr. Gibson only last week.
New Milford - Prospects are bright for the tannery to open this spring with a full force of men.
Thompson - The high school closed last Tuesday evening with a first class program. Prof. Albert, of Bloomsburg Normal, gave an up to date address. Mrs. Davis, of Uniondale, sang delightfully and the Thompson orchestra surprised itself and the class--Anna Harpur, Jesse Wilmarth, Hazel Sanford, Floyd Stone and Myrl Stearns--though the youngest class ever graduated from the school, was abreast with former graduates and speaks well for the efficiency of the principal, Miss Pickett, and her fellow teachers.
Lenox - This little town was thrown into quite a good deal of excitement Easter Sunday when the news reached here that Moses Decker, while driving his team home just below Roy Roberts', was suddenly stricken with apoplexy, falling from his wagon. Dr. Haverly was summoned and found life extinct. Neighbors broke the news gently to his aged mother, whom he left an hour before in perfect health.
Montrose - J. Lewis Hart was in Philadelphia recently, where he successfully passed the State Board examinations to practice undertaking in Pennsylvania. ALSO Miss Edith Collins, an orphan, whose father died about two months ago, has come to Montrose where she will make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Nailor, on Grow Avenue. Miss Collins was brought up, since the death of her mother, at the Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, at Cornwall, Pa., which is under the direction of Rev. Mother Katharine Drexel, a wealthy lady who establishes schools for the Negro race. Miss Collins sings soprano and was a member of the convent choir.
Heart Lake - Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jay, of Binghamton, were in town Tuesday and made arrangements with Frank T. Mack to conduct the former Griffing house at Heart Lake the coming summer. The house will be conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Jay as a first-class boarding house and good meals will be served to individuals or parties and a specialty made of Sunday dinners. Mr. Jay formerly ran the Jay Hotel at New Milford and has an established reputation as an excellent hotel man.
Auburn Twp. - The senior class of Auburn High School will hold their commencement at the High School auditorium in that place on April 28th. Miss Luvia Muriel Dunlap is the only graduate for this year, but the junior class that will graduate in another year is a large one. Deputy State Superintendent Reed B. Teitrick, of Harrisburg, will speak.
Harford - The boys in Miss Lupton's room have purchased a football and will soon be doing stunts.
Rush Twp. - Will Kirkhuff met with a serious accident, Wednesday, at Terry's mill, on the Stark lumber tract. Mr. Kirkhuff, Miner Manning and Cyrus Terry were working on the logway and one log started unexpectedly and caught Mr. Kirkhuff, throwing him to one side, causing him to fall, striking his knee on a stone, which split his kneepan. Dr. Hickok reduced the fracture, but advised him to go to the hospital for an operation.
Jackson - The death of David Alonzo Lamb occurred April 13, 1911, aged 78 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter: Chas. Lamb, of Del Rio Texas, Mrs. T.H. (Mattie) Koup and Scott Lamb, of Jackson, two brothers, John Lamb, of Mansfield, PA, and W. R. Lamb, of Denver Colo. He was one of Jackson's oldest residents, being born here in 1832 and spending his whole life here. His father, David Lamb came to Jackson in 1814, from Vermont, with his grandfather, Major Joel Lamb, a Revolutionary War veteran. He was a charter member of the Jackson M. E. church and a regular attendant as long as he was able to be out.