Hallstead - Fire broke out at 11:45 Sunday night in the residence of Mrs. Thomas Lahey, a widow, living on Railroad street, back of the old Lackawanna yards, and one boy, Richard, aged 7, was burned to death. John Maher and John Downey risked their lives in attempting to find the boy, and Maher was quite badly burned about the face and head in the several attempts made. Railroad men occupied the boarding house conducted by Mrs. Leahy. Fireman Ernest Spence, of Montrose, was a boarder and he said the little boy who met such a sad fate was a great favorite with the railroad men and was usually waiting for them on their return from trips. He was a bright little fellow and all who knew him feel the loss secondary only to that of the immediate relatives.
Taylor Hollow, Forest Lake - There was a public sale at the home of Mrs. J.D. Taylor, Tuesday. That in itself was nothing extraordinary, as sales are of frequent occurrence. But the dinner that Mrs. Taylor presented was certainly remarkable and men present who have been attending sales all their lives said they never saw anything to equal it at a sale before. There were several kinds of meat, potatoes, two or three kinds of sauce, pickles, biscuit, bread, several kinds of cake, &c., two kinds of cookies, apple pie, coffee, tea, milk and as the sale bills say, "other articles too numerous to mention." Mrs. Taylor was assisted by several ladies in her neighborhood and they must all be model housewives. "You gave too much for the money," (25 cents) we said to Mrs. Taylor, and her reply was, "well, I didn't want to feel that the men who came to the sale were stinted." They were not; more likely foundered, we judge; the way Auctioneer Cox, Attorney Allen, L.B. Hawley and a lot of other good farmers laid away the grub, was a caution to all people who are planning for a sale dinner in the future.
Brooklyn - The spring so far has been a remarkable one for maple products. The snow in the woods has kept the roots of the trees warm and the result has been a good run of sap.
Dimock - Selden Bunnell now drives the stage from East Rush to Dimock, a distance of ten miles making the round trip the same day.
Clifford - Mrs. Wines Bennett died Saturday noon, March 19, 1910, after a few days sickness of la grippe and old age. Mrs. Bennett was a highly esteemed old lady and was 86 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, six sons and one brother. Her funeral was largely attended, interment in the Clifford cemetery.
Ararat - We are glad that A.L. Bowell made Eli Avery open the roads so Mrs. H.M. Davis can get out because we know that she has much to tell, for Square [Sauire?] Shayer married her daughter, Leona, one day last week. She will tell you more about it in the next paper.
Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - I.H. Travis and wife were in Hallstead, Friday. Mr. Travis is having a bad time with his hand; last December, while butchering hogs, he had the misfortune to run the hog hook into his hand leaving a bad sore and it does not heal up. ALSO - C.D. Berg is suffering with the affliction of Job.
Montrose - Cooley & Son have a striking new automobile advertisement to-day. They have recently received a carload of the famous Reo touring cars and they made one nice sale even before he got them fairly on exhibition. A.W. Lyons, having got his discriminating eye upon one of the fine machines--could not resist. Messrs. Cooley are very fortunate in getting a fair allotment of cars, for they inform us that, normally, the Reo output is 10,000 autos, but they already have orders for 15,000 machines--more than they can possibly deliver.
Lynn - The mustache craze has struck our town. All of the young men who are able are letting them rush. Those that are not are using charcoal instead. In Springville, at Ed Brown's, his son, Paul, has been sick a long time with typhoid fever and it was reported some time since that the fever had left him, but Sunday night a message came over the phone that he was suffering a severe hemorrhage. Dr. Diller, being sick, his wife, who is a trained nurse, went down and succeeded in checking it. The young man, however, is in a precarious condition.
Hopbottom - Tuesday evening the Hopbottom basket ball team defeated the Montrose team by a score of 25-10. The Hopbottom team is about the speediest bunch of players, as they have played together for four years.
Jackson - A few evenings ago Jackson had a mad dog scare. Rev. Mr. Brush, pastor of the Baptist church, relates that while milking his cows a large white and brown hound with a broken tail ran into his barn, yelping and biting at everything. It grabbed one of his rubbers and tore it from his foot. After the dog ran out of the barn and into the road, the minister telephoned O.C. Wakefield, a neighboring farmer, to be on the lookout for a mad dog. The dog reached Wakefield's farm and ran into the barn yelping and snapping. The cattle stampeded. The dog then went to the kitchen of the farm house and into the cellar and out again. All of the dog's moves were so quick that Mr. Wakefield could not capture it. When the farmer went into the house to get his shotgun the dog ran down the road, heading for Susquehanna. It is not known who owns the dog nor where it came from.
South New Milford - A boarder at Mr. Decker's left suddenly and took a new watch, suit of clothes nearly new, pair of shoes, new shirt, $2 cap and some other things valued at $45. No clue as to his whereabouts.
Susquehanna - Monday the bankruptcy sale of the machinery, stock, patents, etc., of the Susquehanna Metal Manufacturing company was held at the plant on Erie avenue. The entire stock and equipment was bid in by William A. Skinner, representing the local bondholders. Tuesday work was commenced, cleaning the plant preparatory to reopening in April. The plant will be entirely in charge of local people, who will now control all the patents formerly owned by the old company, which includes the making of gum machines and other articles.
Rush - Uzal LaRue has purchased the Shoemaker mills and the Theodore Otis farm and has taken possession of the same.
Forest City - J.G. Wescott has purchased a small farm near Elkdale from the Lowry estate and will, within a month, move his family to that place. He will probably go into the chicken business. Mr. Wescott has been a resident of this town for a great many years and has been an exceedingly active member of the community. He has held several borough offices. His departure from town will be regretted by many people.