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February 27 1919

Thompson – Any person finding a ten dollar bill, which was lost Saturday night between the Jefferson House and Wilmarth’s store, please leave it at the Jefferson House and receive a reward. ALSO Uncle Manley Wrighter celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday February 22. His birthday cake was so covered with candles one could hardly see the cake.


Forest City – The basket ball game between the Central High school of Scranton and the Forest City High school teams on Friday evening was a royal battle and was witnessed by a large crowd of enthusiastic fans, the local quintet was defeated by a score of 27 too 31. In the first half the score stood 10 to9 in favor of Scranton. In the last half the neck and neck race was on, broken by a strong rally by Scranton. ALSO Floyd D. Rounds has received notice that he successfully passed the examination for mechanical draftsman in the Patent Office at Washington D.C. and has been given an appointment. ALSO The breaker boys will hold a benefit show for our soldier boys in the Family Theatre on Sunday, March 2, afternoon and evening.


Clifford – William Doud, a well known Civil War veteran of Waymart and Carbondale, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Shaffer, Carbondale, with whom he had lived the past seven years. He was born in Clifford Township 84 years ago. Early in the Civil War he enlisted with Co. H. 156 Penna. Volunteers and at the expiration he enlisted in the 143d Penna. Regiment.


Uniondale – Complaints are made of the assessments of not only real but personal property as well. Cows are assessed at $70 and many a farmer would be glad to sell them at that price. Horses are valued at $150, which is too high is the cry. An owner of a farm offered to sell his farm to the assessor for $2,800, or $900 less than it was assessed.


New Milford – Lieutenant W.E. Park is seriously ill at the Rockefeller hospital in New York city. Lieut. Park, who has been with the A.E.F. in France, arrived in New York on Thursday. Soon after arriving he contracted influenza, which rapidly developed into pneumonia. A consultation of doctors was held and he was ordered taken to the hospital. Owing to the fact that he was severely gassed while on the firing line in France, which has left his lungs in a weakened state, his condition is considered serious. Mrs. Park is in New York at present, in order to be as near as possible to her husband.


Rushville – The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowen are sorry to learn that they have purchased the goods and rented the store of Seth Stark at Rush and expect to soon move to that place. We are very sorry to lose our popular merchant, but we wish them success. As yet no one has been found to open the store in this place.


Rush – J.W. Kinney has sold his farm to Clarence LaRue and intends to return to Port Crane, NY, where he had lived until a couple of years ago. Mr. Kinney’s parents are residents of Port Crane.


Susquehanna – Daniel Malpass, aged 76 years, died at his home here on Tuesday morning, Feb. 25. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, and a brother, Job Malpass, of Syracuse. Mr. Malpass was the last survivor of the pioneer business men of Susquehanna, having come here from England in the fifties. He engaged in shoemaking and continued in the business till a few months before his death.


Hallstead – It is reported that an agreement for the purchase of Hon. James T. DuBois’ property, “Mt. Manotonome,” has been reached with a Chicago photoplay manufacturing company. This beautifully located home and grounds, possesses the requisite scenic attractions of mountain and river to make it an ideal location for such a purpose. The one great regret of Mr. DuBois’ friends is, however, that it may make him a less familiar figure in the county. Mr. DuBois has spent much of his life in the tropics and semi-tropics, especially of late years, and the warmer climes have wooed him from the more rigorous climate of the north. His “heart’s in the highlands,” none the less, the southland’s attractions being a comfort largely to his physical being. ALSO Hallstead is losing an old landmark in the C.E. McKinney grist mill, which is being torn down. Mr. McKinney’s grandfather erected the mill over 100 years ago, and it has been in constant use much of the time during its century-old lifetime. The machinery and stones are being shipped to a Chicago firm, while the timber in the structure is being hauled to Vestal, NY, Delbert Aldrich, of that place, having purchased it for the building of a dwelling.


Springville – D.E. Tuttle is making preparations to open a garage in Springville, and expects to soon have it in operation. He was formerly in charge of the service department of the large St. George garage in New York city, but was obliged to get out of the city on account of ill-health.


Auburn – W.J. Dougherty has lately sold his farm, known as the Costello farm, and also taken in exchange a dwelling in Meshoppen, but will continue his residence in Auburn. Mr. Dougherty is a member of the quarry firm of Dougherty & Winans, which operates the extensive stone quarry at South Montrose, formerly run by Lott Bros. He tells us that on Monday he “shot the top off” of a quarry they are opening, using 23 kegs of powder and a box of dynamite, doing the work much more quickly and at less cost than a force of laborers could do it.


200 Years Ago from the Montrose Gazette, February 27, 1819.

*MARRIED. In this village, on the 25th inst, by David Post, Esq., Mr. Anson Dart, Druggist, &c, &c., &c. to Miss Eliza Catlin, eldest daughter of Putnam Catlin, Esq., Cashier of the Silver Lake Bank. [Eliza was the sister of the artist, George Catlin.] ALSO MORE PIRACY. On the 24th of December, the Hamburg ship Emma Sophia, bound to Havanna, was boarded by a pirate off the coast of Florida, and robbed of goods to the value of fifty thousand dollars. The pirate vessel was about 30 tons, and manned with 30 men. The captain appeared to be a Spaniard.

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