June 18 1915
Quaker Lake – The beautiful cottage of F.J. Bayless, of Binghamton, located on the shore here, was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon and burned to the ground. Hard work prevented the Ogden cottage, adjoining the Bayless property, from falling prey to the flames.
Rush – A disastrous fire occurred Wednesday night at the home of Edward Sivers, between Lawton and Rushville. While the family was away visiting, the neighbors discovered the house in flames. An Alarm was given over the phone, but before help could be obtained the fire had made such progress that only a few articles were saved. Mrs. Sivers, who just a few weeks ago lost her mother and now having lost everything, including valuable keepsakes, has indeed the sympathy of the community. ALSO The person who took the windshield from the roadside by the Frink farm, near Montrose, please return it to S.A. Edwards, of this place, and save trouble.
Great Bend – Last fall Peter Bush, who resides about two miles north of here, presented his grandson, Peter Millard, aged 7, of Bridgewater Twp., with a horse. The animal had been a family pet and the boy was delighted with his present. The horse was taken home and seemed contented. One morning, when he went to take care of his stock, he was surprised to find the horse, which he had given his grandson, patiently waiting at the barn door to be admitted. Shortly after he received a message from his son-in-law, E.R. Millard, stating that the horse was missing and that he had been unable to locate her. Mr. Bush informed him that the animal had come back during the night and was all right. Later in the day she presented her young owner with a fine little colt. Evidently the animal longed for her old home and instead of going to the pasture lot as usual, Wednesday night, started for Great Bend. As the distance is about 22 miles she probably traveled all night. After a short time the horse was returned to its little owner, who is very proud of the gentle pair.
Jackson – The Methodist church building is about to be removed to a better location on Main street. The building will be raised and a basement provided, consisting of a kitchen, Sunday school rooms, and rest room. The church has occupied its present position for over sixty years. The present pastor is Rev. P.N. Taylor.
Binghamton – Patrick Joyce, who was caught in Binghamton last week with a loaded 44-caliber revolver in one pocket and a flask of nitroglycerine in the other, was sent to Auburn penitentiary this week to serve a term of four years and five months as a result. Patrick had a bad record in and about Susquehanna, and it is claimed he is a bold, bad *yeggman, being an expert in using “soup” on safes. He laid his downfall onto “John Barleycorn.” (See related article in last week’s 100 Years) *A person who breaks open safes, a burglar.
Dimock – “Dimock’s venerable old lady,” Catherine Warner, although in her 90th year, is remarkably active in household duties and delights in caring for her little flower garden in the dooryard. Many years ago, before her husband’s death, they lived in Montrose on Grow Avenue, their home being the house which they sold to the late parents of Elijah Sherman (now of Colorado). Mr. Warner was active in public affairs, and belonged to the Montrose Fire Department in the earlier days of its organization and Mrs. Warner expressed sincere regret that advanced years and a distance of six miles prevented her being present at the recent firemen’s reception. Mrs. Warner has been an active Christian for many years and is planning to attend the campmeeting near her home, an annual custom which she delights in.
Forest City – We have but two surviving veterans of the Civil War, one of whom, Robert Ralston, is ill in a Scranton Hospital. The other survivor is W M. Clarke.
Susquehanna – The Susquehanna Chemical Engine Co. has purchased a new chemical engine with auto truck from the LaFrance Co., of Elmira, for $3,300. The engine is one of the latest models and is up-to-date in every way as a fire-fighting machine. The company plans a carnival in September to aid in paying for the new engine.
Hallstead – Orvilla, the 10 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Bowan, was severely burned about the body on Thursday of last week, when her clothing caught fire from the kitchen range. The flames were subdued by her mother and Dr. A.S. Blair summoned. She is slowly recovering. ALSO The cow of John Armlinis, that was supposed to have been bitten on the nose by a rattle snake, is alive and well.
Montrose – The Beach Manufacturing Co. has a fine exhibit of sawing machinery at the Panama Pacific exposition and it has attracted considerable favorable comment in the trade journals. One big Pennsylvania manufacturer, who wrote concerning the exhibit, said that the finest appearing group of machines, that was displayed by Keystone State exhibitors, came from Susquehanna county. The exhibit put Montrose and Susquehanna county on the map for him. Despite the fact that many lines of business are running short time, the local plant is rushed with orders. ALSO Mary Pickford stars in “Tess of the Storm Country,” at the C-Nic Theatre this week.
Springville – Some party or parties helped themselves to about 50 of Bentley Stark’s chickens one night last week. It would be a good thing if someone could catch that bunch with a good load of shot and so impress them that they would remember it for a time.
Middletown Twp. – Middletown defeated the Friendsville team on their home grounds by a score of 19 to 3 on June 12. The Guiton brothers were Middletown’s battery while Moran and Lake twirled for Friendsville, with Flynn behind the bat. Middletown is becoming a fast team and would like to arrange games with any amateur team in the same class. Submitted by Harry B. Watson, Manager. (Another game between Middletown and St. Joseph resulted in a score of 27 to 6. Guiton, Coleman and Murphy pitched for Middletown, the winner, while Flaherty and Gray heaved for St. Joseph.)
Clifford – The way Will Bennett is selling Ford cars this whole community will soon be abundantly supplied. A two car lot is sometimes sold as soon as they arrive.
South Auburn – On February 16th L.T. Place, a poultry fancier, shipped two trios of Buckeye chickens to Australia. On Thursday of last week he heard from the party he shipped to saying they reached their destination on May 20th in fine condition. He was much pleased with them. The letter was one month in coming.
News Brief: A ride on the Lehigh Railroad branch these days is worth taking. Besides the superb scenery, the road is truly in main line shape.