July 14 1911
Lanesboro - What may result in a murder trial has been uncovered in the alleged poisoning of Willis Lee. Coroner Ray Lyons performed an autopsy on the dead man's body and found traces of arsenic, the stomach having been sent to Philadelphia for positive proof that the poison was present. The Lees are said to have had domestic troubles, Lee only recently returning from a month's absence, it being alleged he had eloped with another woman. Lee's death occurred Monday under circumstances that indicated arsenic poisoning. A resident stated that only a few days previous Mrs. Lee had asked him to buy some of the poison, handing him the money. The records at Mitchell's drug store, Susquehanna, show he purchased it. Mrs. Lee, however, when questioned by the coroner, said no arsenic had been in the house for two years. She said she was also ill at the same time as her husband, alleging ptomaine poisoning from canned tomatoes which both had eaten. If poisoning is established, interesting developments are expected.
Harford - The large creamery, of the Harford Dairy Co., was burned to the ground last Saturday, igniting from the smokestack of the engine room and the ice house nearby was also destroyed. The buildings were consumed in about an hour's time, it being impossible to cope with the flames with the town's water supply, the only water available being the creamery supply, which is received through an inch and a half pipe. The creamery is one of the largest in this section of the state and does a big business. Milk and cream are now being processed in the Gibson plant. Besides milk and cream the creamery also did a large business in butter and cheese. It is planned to erect, at once, a new building equipped with the most modern machinery. The creamery is the main business factor of the town.
St. Joseph - The dead body of Mrs. Earl VanCamp was found in the front yard of her home on Monday afternoon by two boys, sons of a neighbor named Sweeney, who were passing the house. Mrs. VanCamp had gone to the yard to feed some turkeys, her husband being at work in the field, and as she was a victim of epilepsy, her death was doubtless caused from an attack. Mr. VanCamp has been doubly bereaved within the past few months, an infant son dying during the winter. The couple were married a year ago last New Year's day.
Great Bend - A rattler with nine rattles and a button, and over 3 ft. long, was killed on the farm of C. H. Brant, near Great Bend, one day last week.
Uniondale - Mrs. E. Morgan has accepted the position of teacher in an Ararat school.
Susquehanna - Miss Laura C. Southwick, of Stamford, Conn., has been elected matron of the Barnes Memorial Hospital, to succeed Miss Bertha M. Pierce, who resigned. ALSO Postmaster Shaeff has received notice that a Postal Savings Bank will be established in the Susquehanna office, July 28. This will be the first bank established in this vicinity. Any patron of a postoffice, which is named as a postal savings depository, may make deposits.
Gibson Twp. - Frank Resseguie is very proud of the ownership of a full-blooded Holstein cow, which holds the world's record as a milk producer. The animal's record, as recorded by the official test, is 612 pounds of milk in seven days. ALSO Work has begun toward the erection of a new Hotel building on the spot of the one which burned some time ago.
Sayre, Bradford Co. - Andy Mallady, a Sayre balloonist, while making a parachute drop at Troy, Bradford county, the 4th, struck the roof of the court house in landing. He grasped an ornament on the cornice, which gave way, and he fell in plain view of hundreds of spectators to the stone sidewalk. Strong men turned their faces away and women screamed as he struck the pavement with a thud that could be heard for blocks. The ornament also fell upon him, injuring his head. Despite internal injuries and also to his back and sustaining a broken wrist, he is in a fair way towards recovery.
Montrose - Ten new selections have been received for the Electrova, at the Cnic, and are for the benefit of the patrons fond of classic music. Five selections are from Bellini, the Italian composer, and include the best numbers from the opera "Norma." Two numbers are also given from Guisseppe Verdi, one of them the notable "Miserere" in the opera "Il Trovatore." Donizetti's sextet from "Lucia de Lammermoor," is listed with the new numbers. Mr. Caruso, proprietor of the Cnic, believes that good music and good pictures are good entertainers--and so he secures both.
Little Meadows - Our young men are making the mot of their opportunity to treat the girls to ice cream, which is served at W.D. Minkler's every Saturday evening.
Birchardville - George V. Owen has patented a reversible and interchangeable horse shoe calk, which may revolutionize the horse shoe business. The matter of keeping horses "sharp" in the winter, has given trouble as long as our horses have been made to perform the great work for man and this new invention may tend to greatly lessen this annoyance. Mr. Owen is a practical blacksmith, having worked at the business all his life.
Forest City - John Bolavitch was drowned in the Hillside Coal and Iron company's dam, of that place Tuesday. He had gone in bathing and was seized with cramps. He is survived by a widow and two children in Poland.
Thompson - Improvements are the order of the day with us. A new stone walk is being laid the south side of Jackson street, west of the postoffice. The public watering trough has been moved from the center of the street to one side.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Edward Welsh, one of old time Lynn boys, now an engineer in the Geneva yards, of the New York Central R.R. Co., was here on a visit to his aged mother and brothers, who had not seen him for some years. After spending a few days with them, he returned to his home in Geneva, accompanied by his daughter and grandchild, who live in that city.
South Ararat - An auto passed through this vicinity one day last week with a lady "at the wheel." Now who says women are not just as smart as the men?