Brooklyn - About a hundred men are now engaged on the State road. The good wages paid and the chance for a steady job of some months has increased the problem of securing hired help during haying for the farmers of that vicinity, many being employed by the road contractors.
Ararat - A D&H engine was derailed here Wednesday, at the Dundaff crossing, because of a defective switch, which it was thought had been tampered with. There have been a number of unusual accidents of late and the company lay it to obstructions caused by striking trackmen. A small detachment pf the State Constabulary were called upon and remained at the scene while the repair work was being done by the men who have replaced the strikers.
Auburn Twp. - The postoffice at Retta has been discontinued as the remuneration was insufficient to pay a postmaster. Since the office was established Miss E.D. Stevens had been in charge until her removal to Montrose last spring. Mrs. M.A. Devine was appointed, but she resigned a few days ago. The office was located on the stage line between West Auburn and Rushboro, to which places the former patrons will now be obliged to go for their mail.
Friendsville - A former Friendsville man, George R. Sheldon, died on June 8, 1910, at his home in Barryton, Shawnee county, Kansas, aged 77 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting August 1862 in Co. H, 143d Regiment, PA Volunteers and served until the close of the war. He lived in Kansas for the past 27 years and is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.
Lawsville - The County Library in Montrose has placed one of its traveling libraries in E.D. Northrup's store. The books are for the free use of the public, and all that is asked in return is good care of books taken. Come and get a book, keep it two weeks and return to library. ALSO Our enterprising townsman, B.L. Bailey, has added still another building to his farm improvements.
Kingsley - Another shipment of books from the Montrose library, to our circulating library, has been received. They are open to the public at the home of S.J. Adams.
Springville - D.D. Layton has received his auto and was taking a spin Tuesday for the first time. AND Last Saturday was the hottest day we have had. Mercury reached 92 at four p.m.
Rush - Jerome Kinney and son, Ray, of Port Crane, NY, were here last week erecting lightening rods on the buildings owned by S.D. Kintner, Uzal Kinney and the Odd Fellows.
Forest City - John McLaughlin has posted notices forbidding fishing at the ice pond. Following the reports of the big catches last week there were probably a hundred fishermen a day casting their lines in the little sheet of water. AND The hills off to the east toward Farview are yielding their usual generous supply of huckleberries and pickers are gathering them in large quantities.
Lanesboro - We are still as much in the dark as ever regarding the disappearance of Cecil A. Pomeroy, a man of about 27, living on the Comfort farm near the State line, leaving a wife and three children. The first clue as to his whereabouts was received when a horse and buggy was found that was thought to be Pomeroy's. He left home with several cans of milk which he was to deliver to W.O. Brown, milkman of Lanesboro, and when leaving he told his wife that he would not return until evening, as he had some work to do on the Taylor Farm. He arrived safely at Brown's with the milk and received $5 and that was the last seen of him. When leaving home he took a long rope and fears are entertained that he might have hanged himself while temporarily insane, possibly from the excessive heat. Pomeroy was of good habits and bore an excellent reputation as a thrifty farmer.
Montrose - The contract has been let by the Montrose Bible Conference to Harry M. Melhuish for the erection of a "Camp," so called, on the Conference grounds containing 18 sleeping rooms, the building being 24 x 64 ft in size, and located on the orchard lot. It will be a pleasing design, the roof extending out over the porches and should be completed by about August 1st. AND Yesterday morning while Horace Welch was mowing grass with a team in the rear of Charles Knoll's property on South Cherry street, an accident occurred which brought about the death of an animal belonging to J. B. Stephens. Mr. Welch was driving the team through the tall grass, when Mr. Stephens' horse tumbled into a well about five feet in depth, the other horse owned by Mr. Welch falling on top of it. The Stephens horse had its neck broken and head crushed, and if these injuries had not proved fatal its cramped position in the well, partly full of water, would have drowned it. The other horse was pulled out. The well was dug last year and evidently had been left uncovered.
Susquehanna - Leon McKrell, who has been working at the Dunn-McCarthy factory during the school vacation was struck by an engine on the Erie railroad Saturday morning. Dr. Goodwin, who attended him at his home, found that the injuries consisted of a contusion of the left elbow and a slight concussion of the brain, but he thinks that the boy will recover. Young McKrell regained consciousness shortly after he was taken to his home. He said he couldn't understand how he was hurt. He thought that the train had passed him in safety.
Correction - The report of the marriage of Hazel Bailey and Charles Bloom, published in the Montrose Democrat last week, was whole untrue. We published this notice in good faith, it being furnished us in a regular way, and the communication appeared to be a regular news item, but we regret to say that some person had a poor idea of what a joke really is, and fabricated this entirely out of their imagination. We much regret that any one would lower themselves so much as to furnish such a falsified item for publication.
News Brief - Apropos of the horns that are in use on automobiles, a rhyme has the following: "Butcher Bigjoy," of Packingtown fame, knew all of the tricks of the hog killing game. For using up scraps he had a keen taste and he'd not let an inch of the swine go to waste; but used every part, from backbone to bristle, and cans grunts and squeals for his motor car whistle."