January 24 1919
Lawsville – The strike is over! The farmers and the milk dealers have at last come to a satisfactory settlement and the farmers began drawing milk to Conklin on Sunday morning. ALSO - Mrs. Edna Travis Wilbur died at the home of her father, Samuel Travis, early Sunday morning, Jan. 12. Death was caused by pneumonia following an attack of influenza. She leaves four small children, the youngest but a few weeks old. Other members of the family who have been ill are recovering.
Montrose – The Borden milk station recommenced operations, local dairymen taking their milk after a strike of nearly three weeks. ALSO The Subway Lunch room was the scene of a happy function when [Civil War] veteran Theodore F. Mack was given a party in honor of his 73rd birthday. The dining room was specially decorated for the occasion and patriotic selections were played on the Victrola. After a sumptuous supper the old veterans enjoyed the evening together and talked over their younger days in camp and on battle fronts. A bunch of high school students could not have had a more enjoyable time and before the evening was over two of the veterans staged an impromptu sparring match, to the delight of all, themselves included. Some were unable to attend because of infirm health. Those present were: George Dayton, Capt. C.N. Warner, J. Irving (“Vin”) Chapman, George Frink, R.M. Bostwick, Sylvester Wood, G.A. Free, Joshua Corwin, F.I. Lott, T.F. Mack, Wm. Warner.
Jackson – A special memorial service, in honor of the late Corp. Floyd E. Waters, of this place, who was killed in action, in France, Nov. 10, 1918, will take place in the M. E. Church, Feb. 2nd. Money has been raised for a splendid picture of Corp. Waters, which will be given to the Jackson Graded School in honor and in memory of him, by his school and classmates. All friends and relatives of the deceased are urged to attend. Special music is being arranged. ALSO The old adage, "a friend in need is a friend indeed," was emphasized Saturday evening, Jan 18, at Jackson, when the neighbors and friends of N.A. Benson presented him with a sum of $87.00 to assist him in building a new barn, which he will start the construction soon. Mr. Benson had the misfortune of having his barn burn some time ago, with its entire contents of wagons, farm implements, tools and hay and straw. He did not discover until after his loss that no insurance covered it, the policy having expired only a short time previous.
Hop Bottom – Dr. and Mrs. Van de Sand left this week for Neodesha, Kansas, where they will spend some time. Dr. Van de Sand will probably locate in Kansas or Oklahoma.
Bridgewater Twp. – George Decker has assumed charge of the poor farm and Mr. Decker and family have moved to the farm.
Brooklyn – Asa M. Kinner, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Merker, Bradford county, last week, aged 100 years and 8 months. W.W. Kinner, of Lynn, a son, attended his funeral Friday.
Lake View – Court Lewis expects to cut a hundred cords of wood for Fred Benson soon.
Harford – If anyone has found a book, entitled “The Redemption of Kenneth Galt,” they will be doing a favor if they will leave it at Gail Peck’s. The book was lost about two weeks ago on the creek road.
Forest City – We are pleased to note the success attending the compositions from the pen of one of our townswomen, Mr. P.J. McKernon, whose latest song production, “The Brave Yankee Sammy,” just published by the North American Music House of Chicago, has been received with popular favor in musical circles. The song is a pen picture of an incident of Verdun during the Great War just ended, and combines an illustration of the undying patriotism of the American soldier with his sentiment for the home folks. We trust Mrs. McKernon will find to devote to more such compositions.
Uniondale – A butcher shop is a long felt want and now that Eugene Demming has become a dispenser of choice meats we hope he will be patronized as he ought. He is erecting an ice house, Will Wells in charge. ALSO Lester Todd has gone to South Dakota where he will be employed by Charles Corey, a former resident of this vicinity, on a large ranch.
Clifford – The grand jury last week revoked the charter of Dundaff borough. Henceforth it will be known as Clifford township. ALSO W.C. Baldwin, who has been butter maker for the Clifford Creamery Co. for the past 14 years, has resigned, to devote his entire time to his farm. At a meeting of the directors on Saturday evening, C.B. Wells was hired for the ensuing year.
Fairdale – Ray Greene has bought the blacksmith shop of W.J. Rhinevault and taken possession.
Elk Lake – John Rogan has secured a position as conductor on the electric cars in Binghamton.
Susquehanna – The Transcript is urging the people to get busy and build more houses, that the many people now compelled to live elsewhere can find homes here and contribute to the prosperity of Susquehanna. As it correctly states, thousands of dollars are being spent elsewhere because of lack of housing facilities each month, and the Transcript is trying its utmost to awaken civic pride and interest in the matter of building.
200 Years Ago from the January 23, 1819.
*Married – In New Milford on the 14th inst. by the Rev. G.N. Judd, Mr. Esbond Gregory to Miss Amanda Trowbridge.
*Married – In Middletown by David Post, Esq. Mr. Jesse C. Sherman to Miss Anna Foster, daughter of widow Foster.
*Died – In this township [Bridgewater] on the morning of the 15th inst. Mrs. Lydia Burrows, wife of Urial Burrows.
*A Valuable Farm for Sale. The subscriber offers his farm for sale lying in the township of Lawsville. It contains 287 acres, one hundred under good improvement. Said farm is well adapted to the raising of grain and hay and its situation is such that cannot fail to please. It lies but six miles from the flourishing village of Mont-Rose, and directly in the neighborhood of an old settled and wealthy country. The society in the neighborhood is good. Foreigners who may wish to take up a large tract of land for settlement will do well to call and examine the premises; as contiguous thereto is a large tract of excellent land which the proprietors will dispose of, and the agency is vested in the subscriber; the terms of sale will be reasonable. STEPHAN BARNUM. Lawsville, Jan. 22, 1819. N.B. Persons wishing to purchase, who may wish for further particulars, may call on Mr. Clark, Editor of this paper.