Auburn/South Montrose - John West, of Auburn, while a short distance below South Montrose, had his horse frightened by an automobile driven by Dr. Norris. The horse whirled completely around, throwing Mr. West out and tearing to the scalp a gaping wound. His clothes were nearly torn off and he also suffered a number of painful bruises. Dr. Norris took the injured man to the home of his brother in law, A.I. Lake, sewing up the scalp and making him as comfortable as possible. He is recovering and in a short time will be none the worse, it is hoped, for the thrilling experience.
Great Bend - The borough council has purchased two tons of granulated calcium chloride to be used on the town's main street to protect the people from dust. Its simple property when applied to a road is that it immediately absorbs enough water from the air and holds that water to keep the road moist and dustless. In addition to laying the dust it has another and even greater commercial value in preserving the road from wear.
Montrose - On Wednesday evening Floyd Cole, of Union, NY, presided at the piano at the Cnic (theatre), delighting the patrons with a number of up-to-date selections and a sprinkle of old favorites. He also sang and received hearty applause. The night before Harvey M. Birchard's orchestra gave an excellent program of music. It is Mr. Caruso's purpose to present only the class of pictures, which are instructive. The prize fight kind is not to appear at the Cnic. ALSO The Consumers Water Co. presented to Pope & Stroud, a large bill for watering their horses at the public watering trough. The water therefore being paid for by the borough for public use--the bill of the company was promptly rejected. Then Messrs. Pope & Stroud presented their bill to the Water Co for four carloads of coal furnished it. The bill was refused. The matter was placed in the hands of an attorney, who succeeded in securing a prompt and satisfactory settlement.
Tunkhannock - The following appeared in a Richmond, Va. Paper recently under a cut of Guy Titman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Titman, of Tunkhannock. "Guy Titman is the big fellow who plays some game for the Colts out in right garden. Guy is considered one of the fastest men in the Virginia State league when it comes to running. The way he runs around those sacks you would think he was Ty Cobb. He is batting at a fast gait and will soon be in faster company. Titman has been playing in this league ever since it started and is a favorite all around the circuit.
Bennett Corners, Lenox Twp. - Last Sunday the tenant house on George Conrad's farm burned to the ground with all its contents. The house was occupied by Stanley Emmons and wife. They had gone to visit his father, who lives a short distance away, and were too late to save anything. It was a complete loss, as there was no insurance on either building or contents. The loss falls heavily on Mr. Emmons, as he was keeping house but a short time.
Brant - Charles Gulkis, aged 19 years, was killed by a D&H train on Sunday afternoon about 6 p.m. and Ruby Gulkis and Reuben Sinorsi, aged 17 and 20 years, respectively, were both injured. The three young men, who came from Philadelphia to work in the Brandt hat factory, had been swimming, and returning walked the D&H tracks. Stepping out of the way of a south-bound train they were struck by a north-bound freight, which they did not see or hear until too late to avoid it. Charles Gulkis was killed instantly, he being decapitated. His brother had his skull fractured and suffered internal injuries. He is now confined in the Barnes Memorial Hospital at Susquehanna, and it is believed he will recover. Sinorsi's injuries were not serious, and after being treated at the hospital he was discharged on Tuesday.
Lanesboro - Silas Youngs had a thrilling experience with a rattlesnake in his yard on Wednesday evening of last week that will linger in his dreams for some time to come. He discovered a four-foot rattler on his lawn and went after it with a garden rake. He was too anxious to kill the reptile striking a terrific blow. The handle broke in two, Mr. Youngs falling directly on the snake. His quick moves in recovering, before the rattler had a chance to strike, kept him from being bitten. His next blow at the snake was sure and did the business. He is exhibiting a fine skin in evidence.
Susquehanna - General Frederick D. Grant, son of the late Ulysses S. Grant, was here for a short time Sunday morning. General Grant and his party arrived in a private car over the Erie, being enroute to New York from a trip through the west. He was accompanied by his wife and a number of servants. Altho several newspaper men attempted to get an interview, the General refused an audience.
Hop Bottom - Will some of our correspondents tell us when dog days [of summer] commence and when they end?
Heart Lake - "Herzheim," a pretty cottage on the lakefront, is jubilant this week with merriment, it being occupied by a large party of young folks from Binghamton, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. P. Terrell, of that city. On Sunday the "Herzkeim" bunch entertained for the day the following Montrosers--Misses Anna and Helen Caswell and Messrs. Lloyd Calby, Leon Kelly and George Finn.
Forest Lake - Frank Chalker has gone to the huckleberry mountains.
East Ararat - The Cobb and Allen reunion will be held in J.M. Borden's grove, Aug. 3.
Brooklyn - C.F. Watrous' automobile is proving a great convenience to our town people. He takes picnic parties and fishermen on excursions nearly every day.
Nicholson - Crock & Driggs, recently fumigated their gristmill killing off thousands of insects, worms mice, rats, toads and other vermin, at a cost of $30. Cyanide of Potash and Sulphuric Acid were used, which made a gas which killed every living thing in the building, and the result of which was very pleasing to the proprietors.
News Briefs - The hail, which accompanied the severe thunderstorms of Wednesday evening, did considerable damage to the crops. Windows in residences were broken in numerous instances by the unusually large hailstorms.
[Today] - A "Rumortoid" - I'm sure all of you are familiar with the word "factoid". Well then, the opposite of that must be the word "rumortoid". I heard a rumor that when the new library is built, they plan to knock down this wonderful old building. There's not a bit of truth to this rumor, in fact, this wonderful old building will be the Susquehanna County Museum and Historical Society, and the genealogical research library.