May 19 1911
Montrose - David L. Robinove, who has sold goods from the wagon for the past dozen years, finds that his health is such as to necessitate his giving up the road soon and has an announcement in another column relative to disposing of his present stock. He will visit all his regular customers again and will be at home Saturdays. Mr. Robinove has built up a large trade and his many friends will regret to not only learn of his ill health, but also that he is to discontinue his trips. ALSO Harry McKeeby, who has been the fireman on the L.&M. for the past year, was "bumped" Monday by another fireman, older in point of service than Mr. McKeeby, and the new man came on and worked one day, when he concluded he did not like the run, and threw up his job, going back to the farm. Mr. McKeeby had just leased a house for a year, and his friends hope he may be left here. The matter is uncertain, as the run will now likely be advertised.
East Kingsley - There was quite a brigade of fire fighters Sunday afternoon on Wesley Sloat's hill. There was a fire started in the slashing about 4 pm, and it raged fearfully, but the men in this vicinity and Kingsley were soon on hand and had it subdued about dark. It is a mystery how it got started, but we all feel if it was an incendiary's work [and] the prison bars ought to be his windows. ALSO G.L. Palmer has been doing a fine job of painting and papering for Mrs. E.E. Titus, especially the graining in the dining room.
Thompson - Ernest S. Potter and Linn Spencer have bought out C.R. King, who has run a hardware business for some years on Jackson St. The new firm is Potter & Spencer. The young men were raised in Thompson and have the best wishes of all for their success. ALSO There are five automobiles owned in Thompson now, and we may say that there is much dust in the air these Sunday afternoons.
Clifford - Uriah Ridgeway, veteran of the Civil War, and a lifelong resident of Clifford, died May 9, 1911. He was a member of Post 307, Grand Army of the Republic, having served three years as private in Company A, 107th Reg't, PA Volunteers. He is survived by the following children: C.W. Ridgeway, East Benton; Mrs. Edward Sherwood, Fishville, NY; Mrs. Charles Decker, Susquehanna; Mrs. Chester Ross, Clark's Summit; Elmer S. Ridgeway, Lenoxville and U.G. Ridgeway, Honesdale.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - At the last meeting of the Old Maids Thimble Club, the older members being present, this question was raised: "At what age an old maid gave up all hopes of matrimony?" There being one present, nearly 80 years, it was thought surely that the question would be settled for good, but she said they would have to ask some one older than her.
Hallstead - On Sunday afternoon, about four o'clock, the fire alarm was sounded from the shop whistle and after a hard run to the scene it was found to be in the home of Conductor Edward Stack, on lower Main St. When the fire company reached the house the fire seemed to be chiefly confined to the roof, but with the aid of a bucket brigade it was kept partly under control until the arrival of the fire company and they soon had a stream playing on the flames and they were soon under control without very much damage being done. The fire was started by a passing passenger engine throwing a spark from the engine onto the roof and as the building is situated quite close to the track the blaze was soon started and this seems to be a common occurrence.
Niven - Mrs. Alvin Button has sold her farm bordering on Card Lake to parties from Scranton. They will erect a new house and make other improvements around the lake.
Choconut Valley - A tornado struck this Valley on Friday, about 4 pm, doing considerable damage. The worst was on the places of P. Dean and C.E. Chamberlain, where it uprooted a large number of trees in each orchard, also breaking many limbs of other trees. A large elm, which had stood the blasts of probably 100 years, was also uprooted. A woodshed, which Mr. Dean had just completed, was carried several feet from its foundation.
Lenox - News was received of the death of John Cameron, at Bradford, McKeen Co., PA. He was a former resident of this place and was a member of Co. B, 177th Regiment during the Civil War and of Capt. Lyons Post, G.A.R., of Glenwood.
Harford - Dirt Road Jones, as they call E.E. Jones, of Harford, is trying to get an appropriation to be turned over to the supervisors to be used on all roads. The Sproul bill enumerates some 700 miles of road that will cost about $10,000 a mile, but what will become of the other 90,000 miles of road? The Jones bill provides something for all of the roads. ALSO Lieut. Andrew Smith, of the U.S. Army, a former Harford Soldier's Orphan School boy, is located at Fort Houston, Texas
North Jackson - The ground is being broken and the foundation being laid for the building of an annex to the North Jackson Methodist church. The laying of the cornerstone will be observed with appropriate services on Tuesday afternoon, June 6.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Miss Meta Greenwood will open an ice cream parlor in the late Donald Tiffany's photographic studio, on Saturday afternoon and evening, May 20.
Fair Hill and Fairdale - Temperance meetings, under auspices of [the] County W.C.T.U. and County Remonstrance Committee, will be held Sunday, May 21, at the following places: At Fair Hill M.E. church in the afternoon at the regular hour, and at the Fairdale church in the morning, at the regular hour. Rev. J.A. Hudgins will address both meetings. Subject: "Barabbas, the Robber."
Bridgewater Twp. - Boys searching along the shores of Lake Mont Rose have found many fine Indian arrowheads the past few weeks. One boy picked up four perfectly formed arrowheads one afternoon recently.
Forest City - Frank Norvick, age 16, was brought to Montrose on Wednesday afternoon and placed in jail, charged with throwing a tin can at a child named Miehle, cutting him on the head. At a hearing before a local justice a short term was given him. It would seem as though almost too many boys were being sent to Montrose from Forest City on trivial charges and that a stiff reprimand by the justice would produce the same effect. A little fellow, 10 years old, was put in jail a few weeks ago, charged with some mischievous prank. The boy's father wrote Atty. F.A. Davies and placed the matter in his hands, Mr. Davies securing the boy's release on habeas corpus proceedings. When the boy was let out he showed little evidence of viciousness, if any, and was several times on the verge of tears. "Frank" took up a collection to pay the boy's fare home, donated his legal services and seemed satisfied with the case.