Bennett Corners, Auburn Twp. - As we through our windows watch the autos go by, how we all wish we had one; but it remains for Miss Jessie Sumner to break through and buy one, as we hear she intends to.
East Ararat - A birthday surprise party was tendered Miss Belle Wademan Wednesday evening of last week. A large number were in attendance and she received a present of over $7.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - The Elite Club will hold an oyster supper in the vacant house of Griffin Brooks, better known as the Dan Setser house, at Lymanville, this Friday evening. Boys, bring your girls and have a good time.
Forest City - No doubt the many friends of Jack Chambers, a former Forest City boy, will be pleased to hear that he has retired from the ring with 87 battles to his credit out of 93 battles fought. He has at present in his class, as one of his pupils, Jack Hammond, who issues a challenge to any one in the world at 158 lbs. Jack [Chambers] resides at present in Muskegon, Michigan and in his letter to his Vandling friend said there would be no more coal mines for him. He is enjoying good health and wishes to be remembered to his many Forest City friends.
Dimock - William Bailey, son of Andrew Bailey, in his early twenties, was seriously injured while at work preparing for the filling of a silo on his father's farm. The young man was standing on a scaffold in the interior of the silo, 25 feet above the concrete floor. He made a misstep and plunged downward striking another scaffold a few feet below and was hurled 16 ft. to the adamantine floor, striking his head and shoulders. It is a miracle that he was not killed outright. Drs. Gardner and Diller rendered effective medical aid and he is in a fair way toward recovery. The young man's father has been in ill health for a couple of years past and the brunt of the farm work has fallen upon his young shoulders, which he has borne manfully and shown adaptitude for the responsibility.
Great Bend - John Egleston, aged 72 years, died at his home here after a long illness, the result of diseases contracted in the Civil War. A wife, two daughters and three sons survive. ALSO Dr. Wm. Baldwin of Genoa, Italy, died at the home of his sisters, Misses Mary and Carrie Baldwin on Monday morning. He was a noted physician, not only in this country, but in England and Italy. Some years ago he was J. Pierpont Morgan's physician, and while in England and Italy he was called to treat members of the royal families. For a number of years he had lived in Genoa, where he was a regular practicing physician.
Hallstead - For several months past a gang of boys, ranging in ages from 12 to 18 years, have been engaged in malicious mischief in the Lackawanna yards, in this place, by throwing switches wrong, tearing open cars and stealing cabbage and other articles out of open cars, and making a general nuisance of themselves. Detectives from Scranton recently rounded up the gang and succeeded in capturing six of them, but four more escaped. They were taken to Justice Crook for a hearing and as it was their first offense they were severely reprimanded and fined a small sum. They were allowed to go with the warning that if ever caught on the company's property in the future they would be given a good long term in the reformatory.
Brooklyn - Chester Watrous was kept busy taking people to the county seat in his auto this week. ALSO The new barber shop was opened this week and from now on J.H. Tewksbury will greet all his old customers in his nicely fitted new quarters.
Silver Lake - While Arthur Hill was plowing on the place known as the "Little farm" near here on Tuesday morning, he had an exciting experience which he will probably not forget as long as he lives. As he and his team were going along serenely turning over a beautiful furrow, he was horrified to see both horses suddenly disappear as if swallowed up by the earth. It seems that on this farm there used to be an old mill and a discarded well which had some boards thrown over it and a little earth which had grassed over and gave no intimation of its being there. The boards had become badly rotted and when the team stepped upon them they gave way. Heroic measures were resorted to to save the team and with the assistance of some of the neighbors, including one woman, help being scarce, they were finally extracted and did not seem to be injured through the occurrence.
Uniondale - Harry Tripp fell from the top rafters of the barn while looking for hens eggs and badly sprained his wrist, knee and back.
Forest Lake - Miss Lelah Newton entertained the following husking bee party: Clara Green and sister, Lulu; Ray Everitt and sister, Daisy; Willie Quinlivan and sister, Mame; Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Clark, Leman Brown, Neva Brown, Lelah Newton, Willie Newton, Paul Newton; also a load from Binghamton namely: Ezra Lampman, Mark Brown, Lena Underwood and Lulu Underwood. B.J. Clark furnished the music. Dancing and games were indulged until midnight then dainty refreshments were served to about 25 guests.
Brookdale - Richard Kelly recently received a letter from Ireland with the news of the death in September of Patrick Quigley, who in former years was our kind and trustworthy mail carrier.
Springville - That the noble horse is drifting toward the class of the dodo and other extinct species, was disproved the other day when a horse and auto came together in a speed clinch. Among other things for which Springville might be noted, is a certain fast horse who was named for a celebrated predecessor, Maud s. The story follows:-At Dimock the auto "honk honked," and Maud S. started to Shaw's Corners; the auto went past and Maud S. Started after it, and went to a place known as Muzzey's. The auto took the left and Maud S. the right and passed. The exciting contest continued to Blakeslee's when Maud S. stopped and the auto again passed. Then Maud S. caught the bit and took after the auto and occasionally let the occupants of the auto know that she was still in the game by thrusting her nose over among the occupants and feels that could she have had the right of way, she would have made a speed record. The owner of Maud S. is still waiting for the automobile manufacturers to add a few more cylinders to their machines before he sees any necessity of changing from the horse. Maud S. was sired by Postmaster F.I. Lott's horse, "The Judge," of Montrose.