September 27 1912
Pine Glenn, Rush Township - Mrs. David Haney had quite an experience Saturday with a black snake. As she opened the screen door it fell on her then dropped to the floor. The snake was killed and measured [could not read] feet in length.
Lenoxville - Our school directors closed the Green Grove school last week because of a supposed case of smallpox. Dr. Hunt, of Harrisburg, was called and it proved to be a false report. The doctor diagnosed the case as Hungarian itch.
Kingsley - The new hotel built by Stearns Bros. is now open to the public.
Brooklyn - E.S. Eldridge sold the apples in his orchard for $1006 on the trees.
West Bridgewater - Lamont Fisk, of Illinois, is visiting his old schoolmate, M.N. Seely. Mr. Fisk has not been in Pennsylvania for over 50 years until this fall.
Springville - Mail Carrier Swanick had a breakdown with his car, on Tuesday, and had it hauled in by [horse] team.
Prospect Hill, Jessup Twp. - Mr. Howell, while letting the cows out of the barn of A.L. Rogers, last Sunday night, was hooked in the eye by one of the cows. Although painfully hurt, Dr. Wilson thinks the sight is not injured.
Susquehanna - Charles Ash, Jr., has returned to the Columbia University in New York.
Forest City - Anthony Judge was caught beneath a fall of rock in shaft No. 2, Saturday afternoon, fracturing his skull. He is recovering from his injuries. ALSO Forest City horsemen are interested in establishing a driving park. A committee has been appointed to see about selecting a site, which will probably be located on the flat south of Farrell’s Hotel, if the project materializes.
Montrose - Christopher Columbus is here and will meet the people at the Cnic Theatre this afternoon and evening. The Coming of Columbus is one of the strongest and most elaborate pictures ever shown. It is an extraordinary picture, posed for by scores of good Christians who exercised the greatest care in its setting. It cost thousands of dollars to produce, which has met the approval of the greatest religious thinkers today. Adults ten cents, children five cents. Good music.
Uniondale - Meat, meat, everywhere but not a bit to eat. Four slaughter houses in our little villages and meat being taken to Forest City every day, and still the people have to depend on an outsider to furnish them meat and that, only once a week.
Fowler Hill, Auburn Twp. - Henry Hitchcock had the misfortune to lose a fine cow Thursday.
New Milford - Business is booming along the rail road line making lively times in town.
Herrick Twp - October first will be moving day for several Herrick families. At that time Jerry Kishpaugh will move into the house he has recently bought, now occupied by Clarence Springstein, and Mr. Springstein’s people will move into Alford Bowell’s house. Mrs. Emory Miller will move into property recently purchased, now occupied by Gabriel Parks, and Mr. Park’s family will probably move to the little Myers house, where Mrs. Miller now lives. There are also two or three other changes likely to be made.
Hop Bottom - Mrs. Ollie Loomis had her fall opening of millinery, etc., on Saturday, Sept. 21st. We bespeak for her a large patronage.
Jackson - Miss Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brown, of Jackson, was yesterday afternoon, at 4 o’clock, united in marriage to Raymond Barnes, of the same place. The Rev. Mr. Renville officiated. The couple was attended by Miss Wanetta Brown, of Starrucca, and Cecil Barnes. There were nearly 200 guests at the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes have gone to Washington on a wedding journey.
South Harford - A party was held at Ernest Harding’s, Sept. 19, in honor of his father, Philander Harding, to help him celebrate his 90th birthday. About 40 relatives and neighbors were there bringing presents and 100 postcards. The evening was spent visiting and singing and listening to instrumental music. He wishes to thank all for their kindness and is planning to have a big celebration for his 100th birthday. He is digging his own potatoes and cutting his corn. Who has a man in their neighborhood to beat that? [Philander died March 15, 1920 and is buried in South Gibson.]
Nicholson - The first regular car for the carrying of passengers over the Trolley line left here at 5:30 o’clock Monday morning, Sept. 23d. The schedule provides for a car leaving every hour, on the half, up to 10:30 o’clock in the evening. Cars will leave Scranton for Nicholson at 6 o’clock in the morning and on the hour up to 11 o’clock at night. The fare from Nicholson to Scranton and return is 75 cents. The one way fare is 40 cents.
St. Joseph - Rev. J.J. Lally, age 70, has been retired at his own request by Bishop Hoban, as pastor of St. Joseph church. He will be succeeded by Rev. William J. Gibson, of S. Scranton, who has been assistant pastor at St. Rose’s church, Carbondale. Father Lally has been pastor of St. Joseph’s parish for the past 35 years and is held in the highest esteem by all who know him.
News Briefs - “Bunk” Allen, inventor of pink lemonade, was buried in Chicago last week. His right name was Henry Allott, a circus man for 40 years. His discovery of pink lemonade was brought about when he accidentally dropped a bag of red candy into a tub of lemonade. There was a bigger demand for lemonade that day than ever before and the manager increased young Allott’s wages instead of discharging him as was first intended. A coloring powder was purchased and from that time on pink lemonade became the favorite drink with every circus on the road. ALSO New Paris skirts are being made only 22” wide, but these will be worn only by the ladies to whom nature has not been as generous as she might have been. You must bear in mind that one of pa’s pant legs is 22” wide at the knee and pa has only one lean leg in at that.