Hallstead - Work is again to be commenced on the Hallstead oil well, if 2,000 or more shares of stock can be sold, which the promoters seemed inclined too think will be accomplished. Each stockholder will be asked to take thirty per cent more stock than his present holdings. When the money is paid in, a driller will be secured and operations resumed.
Montrose - The Cnic is giving 6 reels every once in a while and two songs for a nickel. Special nights, of course, with a biograph thrown in. Miss Phillips announces a pretty song this evening. ALSO The little daughter of T.B. Dewees was quite painfully injured while coasting on Bank street Saturday. It was at first thought her leg had been broken, but fortunately did not prove to be. Coasting on steep hills is often perilous sport and parents will do well to "regulate" this popular pastime with the youngsters.
Bridgewater Twp. - Daniel W. Swackhamer was quite badly injured by a cake of ice striking him in the chest and abdomen while at work at Lake Mont Rose Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Swackhamer was on the platform adjusting the cakes into the carriage as they are hauled up the steep incline into the ice house. One heavy cake shot down the chute, knocking him from his feet, and as he lay prostrate another struck him with terrific force before he could recover himself. When taken to his home on Wilson street, Dr. Birchard found that two ribs were broken and the body badly bruised.
New Milford - Herbert Blanding, aged 72, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday while eating his dinner. Mr. Blanding was a retired farmer and well known in G.A.R. circles. He served during the Civil War in Co. B, 17th Rgt. Pa. Cavalry. He is survived by his wife. A number of comrades from Four Brothers Post are planning to attend his funeral. ALSO The Electric Light Co. has purchased an engine and it will be installed as soon as they have decided on a location, as the present plant is run by water power, and water has been so scarce the town has been without lights since last fall.
Kingsley - Mrs. G.C. Finn entertained the Book Club on Friday last, seventeen members being present.
Thompson - Last Friday, it is said, there were six wrecks on the Jefferson division. Because of these and the storm all traffic was delayed several hours. ALSO - Robert Leach got a fall on the ice. Next morning he went to his work, but his left arm failed him and he went to the doctor, who found a bone broken and adjusted it.
Alford - Jan. 17, being Grandma West's 82nd birthday, a few of the ladies met with her to celebrate the occasion. Refreshments were served.
Springville - Prof. Tiffany, principal of the high school, is arranging for a musicale to be held in the auditorium of the school building, and has fixed the date for Friday evening, Feb. 4.
Jackson - The graded school building was discovered to be on fire at about 10 o'clock one night by some boys on their way home from coasting. After two hours hard fighting by a bucket brigade, the fire was extinguished. The damage was confined to the interior and is estimated at $250.
Brooklyn - J.J. Austin has sold his farm to Chas. Austin and bought E.T. Ely's house and lot in town. Mr. Ely is reserving a building lot where he will erect a fine new home. It is reported that Mr. Austin will run a boarding house and livery.
Herrick - The roads are drifted nearly as bad as they were in 1888.
Uniondale - We re having a hard winter. So with William Tell, we cry, "Blow on thou wintry winds for this is the land of liberty, for Vanderbilt has the coal, John D., the oil, Frederick H. Wayerhauser the fire wood. J. Pierpont has the earth, while Gifford Pinchot got the ax. The winds howl, the politicians rail midst this howling railing list, the wailing of the poor, the cry of the poor widow goes up to the throne of the Eternal, asking why bread and coal are so dear and human blood so cheap. Who is looking after the interest of the orphan since Pinchot got it in the neck? An echo answers back who?" [Pinchot had just been fired as Pres. William Taft’s head of the U.S. Forest Service. He later served as governor of Pennsylvania.]
Forest City - The scholars of the Uniondale intermediate school and their teacher, Miss Gear, took a sleigh ride here, Friday, and the young ladies and their escorts reported a good time. The young gents furnished the ice cream and candy. The girls said it was too lovely for anything, and they had such a nice driver too, Bruce Tinker.
Rush - It was so rigid here during the recent "spell of cold weather" that one farmer vows he had to put an oil stove under the family cow before he could begin the milking process.
Harford - A Harford correspondent says that Wallace L. Thacher, well known as an author, historian, writer, lecturer and educator, realizing that his mind was failing and fearful that he might injure some one, has of his own free will, gone to the Hillside Home, in Lackawanna county, for treatment. The people of Susquehanna county hope that he may return to his home fully restored in health and to his former brilliant mental powers. [W.L. Thacher helped to organize the Susquehanna Co. Historical Society and was its first president.]
News Brief - Susquehanna county residents in the neighborhood of the section traveled by the Lackawanna railroad are excited over the prospect of a trolley line being run through to capture the freight and passenger traffic now quite removed from a railroad. The line will be a continuation of the Northern Electric from Factoryville and will connect the cities of Scranton and Binghamton. The freight business, it is believed, would alone warrant running the line through, as there is a heavy milk shipment at all times, while shipments of farm produce of all kinds, to both cities and distant points, would be greatly facilitated.