April 25 1913
Susquehanna - The Borough council is working upon a paving proposition for their streets, but are making such slow progress that Editor Bean, of the Transcript, can hardly discern whether they are “coming” or “going.”
New Milford - John W. Jay, who lives in Utica, NY, filed a petition of voluntary bankruptcy at that place. He is one of the best known and popular hotel men there, coming to Utica from New Milford, where for years his father, and later himself, conducted the old Jay House. He took over the management of the old Crandall House and the Georgiana Hotel in Binghamton and proved to be successful there. Mr. Jay retired to take a smaller hotel at Heart Lake, which he conducted last summer.
Brooklyn - Brooklyn Orchard Association are planting 1400 additional trees on their farm this spring. ALSO: The Glee Club of the Wyoming Seminary will give a concert in the Methodist church, Saturday evening, April 26.
Bridgewater Twp. - The farm house of Harry Catlin occupied by Thomas Drake, near Watrous Corners, was burned to the ground Monday and so quickly did the flames spread that practically none of Mr. Drake’s households were saved. The Drakes have four children and the loss is indeed a severe one, for not only was the furniture destroyed, but clothing and bedding as well. Kind neighbors, realizing their sad plight, quickly organized a soliciting party and the unfortunate people were made very comfortable through generous donations. The house was one of the oldest in the township, being the homestead of the late Martin Catlin, a centenarian, who died a few years ago. When Mr. Catlin came to the Davis boarding house in Montrose, he rented it ready furnished, storing his goods in the farm house and they were all destroyed, we are sorry to learn. ALSO: Mrs. Geo. W. Rogers is one of the brightest and smartest ladies for her age of our acquaintance. Although 86 years of age, she comes to Montrose alone and drives her own horse and carriage. She is possessed of rare will power and converses easily and pleasantly, relating interesting reminiscences of the past.
Uniondale - The Uniondale orchestra will furnish the music for the Herrick Center commencement exercises which will be held in that place, Tuesday evening, April 29.
Silver Lake - Several from Forest Lake attended the raising of a large barn for Joseph Kane.
East Lenox - Miss Leala Bennett underwent an operation for appendicitis, last Monday, at her home. Dr. Niles, of Carbondale, was the attending surgeon; he was assisted by Dr. Saxer, of Fleetville, also three nurses from Carbondale.
Montrose - A. B. Burns’ Son, Drug Store, announcing the 47th anniversary of the Eagle Drug Store, which occurred yesterday, being established in 1866. The present proprietor, Geo. C. Burns, is justly proud of the fact that his store is the second oldest drugstore in the state, being conducted by father and son. [Burns’ Drug Store closed in 1981, when Miss Helen Burns, daughter of Geo. C., retired. Her grandfather, Andrew B., drove a pharmaceutical wagon at the battle of Antietam, during the Civil War, and after returning to Montrose, established his drug store on Public Avenue with a Mr. Nichols. A few years later, and minus Mr. Nichols, A. B. moved the store to the Brick Block on Church Street. Helen and her father ran the business until his death and in 1936 she was the sole owner and operator. Helen graduated from the Philadelphia Pharmaceutical College in 1919, one of 20 women in a student body of 400].
Rush - Walter Swisher was the successful bidder for the Rush--Laceyville star mail route, and as a matter of fact, he was the only bidder, his price $898 per year. Star route carriers are permitted to carry packages outside of the mail and the revenue derived from his errands will make the pay approximately $1000 yearly, which amount is less than the rural carriers receive for driving a lesser mileage, besides receiving a two weeks vacation and six holidays with pay.
Hop Bottom - Hop Bottom looks as if it were under throes of some great upheaval, and indeed it is. Main street is undergoing the foundation work for the new state road, which is being put in by contractor T.S. Neuman. Our town is about the busiest one in the county, considering the work in connection with the new state road, new reservoir water supply and the D.L. & W.R.R. cut--of, all of which is being carried on within the borough limits. Still, good prospects of the trolley line catching us before long to add to the busy hum.
Springville - The Springville Dramatic Company gave an entertainment at the Auburn high school, Friday evening, April 18, to a not very crowded house.
Auburn Twp. - There are seven creameries here, where farmers take their milk, and they never got as good prices before as they do now, but many reduced their dairies, getting ready for the Democratic times, but it looks now as though Woodrow is going to allay all their fears and give everybody a square deal.
Heart Lake - Jud Shufelt, who has been spending a few quiet weeks at the Montrose jail, awaiting the time when he should answer in court to charges of burglary and larceny and receiving, preferred by Lewis Rose, proprietor of the boarding house at Heart Lake, who alleges that, besides stealing his household goods, his wife’s affections were also hypothecated, has been paroled on his own recognizance. Last fall Shufelt disappeared and about the same time Mrs. Rose was also missing. Later they were located in Homer, NY, where a quantity of Rose’s household goods were also found. Shufelt was arrested and since has occupied a cell in jail while Mrs. Rose returned to her home and husband. When the case was called an agreement was reached to postpone the case and release Shufelt.
Great Bend - Brock and Newman are soon to open a lunch room and ice cream parlor in the Newman Block.
Hallstead - Every school boy can tell what made Milwaukee famous, but how many of our home people are aware of the fact that we have the largest chamois factory in the world, or that the American Chair factory here has made hundreds of chairs for the government, for John Wanamaker’s great store, for Larkin’s soap company and many other of the greatest distributing agencies in the world.
News Brief - Fifty-six years ago, last Friday, commenced the big snowfall which is still cited by old residents. Snow commenced falling April 18, 1857, and continued until the morning of the 21st. Three or four feet of snow lay on the level, although it disappeared as quickly as it came.