January 31 1913
Hallstead/Great Bend - John E Clune, Wm. Hunt and Charles Lines, and a number of other Hallstead men who are interested in the work of the good roads in Hallstead and Great Bend, have gone to Harrisburg to go before the State Commissioner of Highways and take in the matter of the impassable condition, at certain times of the year, of the short piece of road between Hallstead and Great Bend, which is part of the highway between Scranton and Binghamton controlled by the State. During the spring freshet [flood], and in fact whenever the river comes up, this short pieces of road is simply impassable except by boat, and as an elevation of only a few feet would put the road above the high water mark and would be an improvement and a great convenience to the traveling public.
Brooklyn - L.S. Ely has received the appointment for the Brooklyn Post Office and is receiving congratulation of his friends. Mr. Ely is not only well qualified for the office, but is accommodating and popular with patrons of the office.
Thompson - Mrs. George Roseboom and children, Madeline and Milton, are spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. P.R. Tower, before sailing for Florida. They, with Mr. Roseboom, expect to leave New York on the steamship, Apache, about the middle of this week. There is also a colony from Thompson and vicinity who are going to start overland to Florida on Jan. 28th. Those included are: Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. C.Z. Pickering and Mrs. Alden Hubbard, of Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Pickering, of Jackson.
West Jackson - We are enjoying an unusually warm winter. There has been but very few mornings when the thermometer has been as low as zero, while last winter it was 22 below zero at this place, while others told of it being as low as 30 below.
Auburn 4 Corners - Snowing this morning, but no ice for our creameries. At West Auburn the people are thankful to say that the quarantine on account of scarlet fever is now off. People with children are no longer afraid to come to West Auburn.
Royal - The steady warm weather of the past December and January beats all records I ever saw or heard for mildness for the two months.
Gibson - The Universalist Aid met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bailey, Jan. 23d, for the purpose of sewing for Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey and family. A large amount of work was done. A goodly number attended from the M.E. Aid and helped the good work along. All contributed very generously.
Susquehanna - Thomas Murphy, formerly of Susquehanna, died Friday, January 17, 1913, at the home of his son, John Murphy, in Hancock, NY. He had been ill for the last year and practically helpless for the last six months. Mr. Murphy was a veteran of the Civil War and was 77 years of age. ALSO: Plans are under way for a new opera house. New York parties are said to be behind the enterprise. It is to be located on First street, between Washington and Main streets, according to a correspondent.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - Miner C. Avery is getting his sugar camp in readiness for the sugar season which will soon be on hand. ALSO: The Grip has been playing sad havoc with the people in this vicinity and is at it yet. ALSO: It is rumored that A.D. Rogers and family intend moving away soon. They have lived here many years and during the time have won many friends who are saddened to learn of their intention of leaving.
Parkvale, Dimock Twp. - Walter Bush had a very pleasant surprise on his birthday. When he came in for dinner he found 30 friends had assembled to help him celebrate the day. ALSO: Miss Hazel Bailey, of Billings, Montana, is visiting at W.W. Kinners.
Bridgewater Twp. - Mr. J.W. Bunnell is the well-known house mover who has many demands for his service. ALSO: John Yeomans has improved his carpet weaving business by buying a new spring shuttle loom and is now ready to receive orders.
Brushville - Mortimer Brush and Miss Daisy Benson were married at the home of the Bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Benson, the evening of January 23.
Uniondale - As Mrs. Chas. Gorton was walking along the road Saturday afternoon, close to the house of Oney Rounds, she was suddenly attacked by a foreigner, whose name was Andrew Ambros. He knocked her down and then brutally kicked her, and might possibly have killed her, it is alleged, if he had not been frightened away by H.J. Howell, who was returning from Forest City. A party of men from this vicinity went to the place and finally succeeded in catching the man and brought him to the jail. He had a hearing Saturday evening before J.F. Bass, Justice of the Peace. He was proven guilty and was taken to the Montrose jail Monday morning by constable, E.T. Rimron.
Glenwood - A terrible electric storm accompanied by hail and wind swept through this valley the 18th, doing considerable damage to property, up-rooting trees, breaking windows and raising havoc in its course.
Harford - There will be a meting in the High School building, Tuesday evening, Feb. 4, of all who are interested in the Harford Fair. The matter of holding a three-day fair, and of taking out a charter, so as to get aid from the state, will be discussed. ALSO: Some of our young folks are staying at home nursing their good looks. Chicken pox has appeared in our midst
Ararat Summit - Mr. and Mrs. Randall Belcher and daughters, Roene and Ila, of “the Deltz,” Oregon, arrived at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Rankin, Thursday evening, a great surprise to them and great was the joy thereof. Mr. and Mrs. Belcher and children, with their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rankin, left Carbondale, for Oregon, nearly 3 years ago. The Rankins are still on a ranch in Oregon.
South Montrose - A new switch has recently been put in west of town on the L.V. railroad, which we understand will be used to load lumber from the sawmills at Fairdale and any other business that will naturally come on that side of town.