Forest City - Because they played ball on Sunday the Hillside Coal and Iron company, who own the Forest City base ball grounds, has had the grounds plowed up.
Rush - S.B. Roberts, photographer at Rush, makes fine reunion groups for clearness, arrangement, and distinctness. Open for dates anywhere. Roberts has made a set of some 30 different post card views, which are on sale at S.B. McCain's store in Rush. They are taken from the prettiest localities in and around Rush and Fairdale and are among the most attractive we have seen.
St. Joseph - A picnic will be held Aug. 15, by the St. Joseph and St. Augustine churches, for the benefit of the parishes, on John J. Kane's beautiful lawn, and only a step from Stone's Corners--main entrance on Forest Lake Avenue. A canvas will cover dancing pavilion and dinner tables as a safeguard against thunder showers. The Forest Lake Band, made up of many pieces, will furnish music, and a grand time is promised.
Heart Lake - Heart Lake was the centre toward which the people of this section congregated last Sunday. The mercury hovered around 90 degrees in the shade and at that popular resort the bathers and boating parties were numerous, and the people flocked in on trains, carriages, automobiles and wheels, seeking the refreshing atmosphere of the lake. The humidity in the cities was something intense, while the people of town and country, despite the high temperature, felt the heat less owing to the almost continuous breeze.
Hallstead - There have been an unusually large number of entries for the races at Hallstead on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, and the outlook for some speedy races is promising. Wednesday 24 horses arrived at the track and this was followed by a carload yesterday morning, while more will continue coming until the opening day. A vaudeville attraction has been engaged and will give performances between each heat. The management has put forth every effort to make this meet the best ever held on the Hallstead-Great Bend track and there is every indication for success.
Great Bend - "Myrtie" Crandall, one of the illustrious family by that name at Smoky Hollow, hear Great Bend, was arrested with a gang of Italians, who were living in cars in the neighborhood of the Erie switch at the latter place, Saturday night. She was suspected of living with the Italians in a shockingly immoral manner and a raid was planned when the whole crowd was in a state of intoxication and wanted to fight. Policeman Fred Hunter was bitten on the arm by the woman and in the mixup, she ripped out the cuss words for the bunch. After the hearing she promised to leave the Bend "forever and a day."
Susquehanna - The Cuban Giants played a game with the Erie league team on the local grounds Monday and defeated them by a score of 5-0. Our boys played a ragged game throughout, having eight errors to their credit. Ahearn pitched a fine game and should have been given better support. The Cubans are ball players and should have won the game anyway, but the local team can give them a better game than they did if they will stay on earth during the game.
Auburn Twp. - The death of Capt. John Guyle, a well-known citizen, occurred suddenly at his home, Aug. 1, aged about 70 years. He had not been feeling well the day before, though he had been assisting in the hay field, and was found dead in his bed the following morning. Deceased had a splendid war record. He was a member of Four Brothers' Post, and always at the front in every movement. His funeral was largely attended and the national flag was displayed widely in Auburn on that day. The Four Brothers Post had charge. John Guyle joined the service in "62" as a private in Co. H. 141st Regiment and was promoted to Captain July 4, 1864, in which position he served to the close of the war.
Montrose - Never, in the history of Montrose, has so many applications for board been received as this summer, nor so many people turned away--hundreds of them. In former years applicants were mostly from New York or Philadelphia and now add the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, especially Pittston and Wilkes-Barre. Montrose needs a summer hotel to take in and care for all these people who wish to come to "Beautiful Montrose." Who will start the ball rolling?
Elk Lake - C.M. Young was in Montrose last week. His firm, C.M. Young & Son, are making a specialty of gasoline engines and other farm machinery, as their advertising indicates. They are established at both Elk Lake and Springville and are reliable.
Uniondale - Wirt Jones, a young lad, got thrown from a horse and broke his collar bone by the fall. The rein broke on the bridle when the horse was running, and this threw the boy to the ground. He is selling the paper, "Pa. Grit" published at Williamsport, every Saturday morning, and he was around on his usual trip with his arm in a sling. It is commendable for the boy to try to earn something, and I hope he will get the patronage of every citizen in town.
Ararat - The free Methodist camp meeting begins the 22d of this month. A few are already on the ground.
Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - There was a haying bee for Isaac Travis last Thursday. He has been sick a long time. There were about 40 there. AND Rev. S.W. Lindsley has purchased him a horse, so now he can stay for Sunday evening services at the Mission, beginning at 7 o'clock.
Silver Lake - There are more boarders than ever at Rose's famous summer resort.
Lawton - A large rattle snake was seen by several near M.A. Wood's, supposed to measure about four feet. AND The lightning Monday afternoon killed four of Frank McCormick's pigs.
Thompson - Dr. W.W. McNamara, who recently bought the Lyden lot on Main street, is moving the old building thereon one side preparatory to erecting a dwelling of large proportions and up-to-date style.