Rush - S. H. Smith writes: "About three weeks ago I purchased a herd of cattle of a Mr. Seymour, of Binghamton, N.Y. I bought them square and honorable; paid spot cash for them and took his receipt. I did not smuggle them in the night from New York State into Pennsylvania. Furthermore, none of them were condemned. I drove them through the city of Binghamton between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock a.m. Now, I wish to say, for the information of all concerned, and also for my own defense, that the story which has been current that these cattle had been condemned is absolutely false and entirely without foundation. Before this rumor came to me, however, I had disposed of five of the herd, two of which have been tested and declared healthy. Two others I sold to a neighbor who was perfectly satisfied they were healthy without having them tested. The remainder I had tested by a veterinary, who pronounced them all healthy except one. That all may know the facts in the case I make this statement for publication."
Montrose - The Montrose Telegraph and Telephone company have completed their lines to Angle Corners, Rushboro, Retta and West Auburn and give their patrons this addition to the already large number of places they can get without extra charge. AND Brig-Gen Edward R. Warner died Jan. 2, 1905, at the Hotel Marlborough, New York, of heart disease. He was born in Montrose, 69 years ago and was graduated from West Point in 1857. In the war he was a Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteers and was later an Inspector of Artillery on Gen. Mead's staff. After the war he was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at West Point. Later he was in command of the artillery at San Francisco, where he remained until 1880, when he retired. He was an expert on ordinance and made trips to other countries to study the work of foreign artillery for the benefit of our army.
One of his pupils at West Point was Gen. Fred Grant, who when notified of his death, sent over from Governors Island, a guard which escorted Gen Warner's body to the Pennsylvania railroad depot in Jersey City and watched it all night until it was brought back to Montrose. Col. Warner recently gave $1000 for the erection of a historical building in Montrose, as a memorial to his father and mother.
Springville - Mr. and Mrs. Lucius E. Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Newark Valley, N.Y., on Wednesday evening, Dec. 28. Mrs. Williams was before marriage, Miss Anna Lane, daughter of Thomas Lane, one of the leading citizens and early settlers of Springville. Among the guests present, of whom there were about 65, were Mr. and Mrs. George Haldeman, of Springville. AND A.O. Dunlap, Springville's enterprising hardware dealer, gave each of the churches a Bissell carpet sweeper for a Christmas present and is also giving out some nice calendars with a picture of Springville on them.
Stevensville, Bradford Co. - While visiting near Stevensville, Frank Riley, of Auburn 4 Corners, was seriously stabbed with a jack knife in the hands of one Ulysses Emmons, on Thursday afternoon of last week. Riley is in a precarious condition and was taken to a hospital in Wilkes-Barre on Friday evening. Riley and Emmons were in Wyalusing on Wednesday and when they went home that afternoon were a little the worse for wear. Mrs. Emmons objected to their condition and the two men stayed that night at "Snide" Shumway's. About 4 o'clock the next afternoon Emmons called Riley upstairs and after a word or two he made a lunge for Riley's heart with a knife. Riley attempted to escape but was cut in the region of the heart. Emmons then went after Riley like a mad man and the latter threw up his right hand and received a stab through the palm of his hand and his left arm near the shoulder was also frightfully cut. Shumway was called and his timely assistance probably saved Bradford county another murder case. The interested parties are very reticent regarding the affair, but it us surmised that there was a woman in the case.
Susquehanna - New theatre chairs have been placed in Hogan Opera House. AND The Athletic Club held a hop on Monday evening and the Century Club held a hop on Wednesday evening; the Thimble Club recently met with Mrs. Edward Owens.
Dimock - Edward Chamberlin is again at the shop of C. W. Barnes, where the ring of his anvil can be heard as in times of yore. AND A new derrick has been erected in the large Chase stone quarry near Dimock.
Brooklyn - Among the many guests in town during the holidays are: Mrs. Gerritson, of Montrose, Miss Kornmann of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Bond of Great Bend, Earle Ainey of Philadelphia, Clarence Gere of Perkomia Seminary, Prof. and Mrs. Robert Breed of Meadville, Ralph Bookstaver of Schenectady, Louis Gere of Kingston, Mabel Rogers and Clare Whitman of Kingston Seminary, Harold Gere of Keuka, and Lela Sterling of Mansfield State Normal.
Birchardville - A young man by the name of James Edward Robinson came to the home of C. R. Bennett, Dec. 16th, claiming he had no home, no friends, no place to go, asking for work. Mr. B., feeling sorry for him, took him in and fed him as he would like people to do by his son, only to be rewarded by being robbed by the young scamp. He stayed until the 24th of Dec., then stole Mr. B's son's best clothes and gun and departed for parts unknown. He is a German by birth, 5ft, 7in., weighing about 135 lbs., black eyes and hair, face badly broken out. People are requested to inform the Constable of Friendsville if they know him or where he is.
Hopbottom - Bessie Tiffany, after spending the holidays here, returned Monday to the Woman's Medical College at Baltimore.
Quaker Lake - The skating on the lake is fine and many are taking advantage of it. AND Chickenpox is visiting the children at the Quaker Lake school.
Franklin Forks - The following officers were elected by the G.A.R. for 1905: Commander, George Stockholm; Senior Vice, J. W. Palmer; Junior Vice, Job Knapp; Quartermaster, A.M. Snow; Chaplain, A. E. Stockholm; Door Keeper, John Devine.
Forest City - A real estate deal that may have a very beneficial effect on the growth here was consummated when H. W. Brown became owner of the Williams tract on the east side of the river, from J. J. Williams, of Scranton. The plot contains over 60 acres and includes the old ball field and the woods known as Father Coroner's grove. The land is being surveyed and plotted by an engineer and will be put on the market. Already he has closed contracts for several lots and contractor H. T. O'Neill has the lumber on the ground for a large building, which it is said will be designated for hotel purposes. The plot, owing to its proximity to the railroad, and the opportunity for cheap fuel, is an excellent location for factory purposes and Mr. Brown will make efforts to attract them. He is offering factory sites free and is already negotiating with some cut glass and silk manufacturers.