Montrose - Montrose is to have an opera house. The building will be erected in the spring of 1912 and will be on a par with the best of city houses, having a seating capacity of not less than 1400. It will be located in a three-story brick building to be erected on the lots owned by T.C. Allen below the post office building. These lots extend the width of the block to Chestnut street in the rear of the post office and will provide ample room for their needs. ALSO Anthony Caruso, an Italian journalist, employed on an Italian daily newspaper in New York, and a cousin of Caruso, the famous tenor, is in this city as the guest of his cousin, Paul Caruso. The journalist has come to this country to acquire a knowledge of institutions that will be useful to him in newspaper work in Italy. Scranton Times. (Paul Caruso is a son of Frank Caruso, of Montrose.)
Birchardville - There will be a school social next Friday, Misses Ida Ball, Chadija Dayton, Louise Cole, Pansy Babcock and others taking part.
Bridgewater Twp. - John G. Bell, who has conducted the poorhouse farm for a number of years, will move to the D.H. Coon farm near Brewster's Pond next spring. Loren Harvey and family will move to the farm vacated by Mr. Ball, Mr. Harvey taking charge of the institution and managing the farm.
Uniondale/Forest City - Harry Spoor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Spoor, was fatally injured on the O. & W. yards at Forest City, Monday evening at about 10 p.m. He was struck by a passing engine, the accident being due undoubtedly to the intense darkness of the night. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital, Carbondale, where he expired at about 2 a.m. the following morning. The deceased was a bright cherry young man, and had a large circle of friends. He is survived by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Interment in Thompson.
Transue - A man from New York has purchased the control of Abraham White's pond and as soon as the charter is granted the old dam will be torn out, all logs and stumps removed and the dam dredged. A new concrete dam will be put in and raised to high water mark. Cottages will be built and a summer resort established. We are glad that Auburn is coming to the front.
Little Meadows - The funeral of Simon Carroll was held from St. Thomas' church in this village on Jan. 31. Mr. Carroll met his death by accident in Apalachin. His remains were found on the D.L. & W. tracks early Saturday morning. The condition of the remnants of flesh and clothing indicated that the body had been run over by two or more trains. Mr. Carroll was 65 years old and a member of Company F, NY Regiment [Civil War]. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Frank and Charles.
Hallstead - Thomas Mooney has been appointed local yardmaster of the Lackawanna railroad here. ALSO Thursday night burglars affected an entrance to Williams & Beebe's store from the rear and blew open a safe belonging to E.J. Churchill, the coal man. The safe is said to have been unlocked and if they had tried they could have swung the door open without any trouble. The damage to the store and safe was considerable as a heavy charge of explosive had been used. Nothing was taken from the store except some underwear, cigars, soap, etc. A large safe belonging to Williams & Beebe remained untouched. Several boxes of soap had been broken open, probably in search for a good kind to use around the door of the safe.
New Milford - Edward Tanner, who was so seriously hurt in a sawmill a few weeks ago, is decidedly worse, and it is feared his leg will have to be amputated. He is still in the hospital in Binghamton.
East Lynn, Springville Twp. - The Cook Milk Company is filling the ice house at the Lynn milk station. The cakes of ice they are putting in at present weigh about 300 lbs.
Springville - Yesterday morning, while a horse owned by Lionel Meserole was being driven near the Springville Creamery, the steam coming across the road near the creamery scared the horse and it ran away, with the result that its leg was broken and it had to be killed. The cutter was badly broken up. The horse was valued at $200.
Dimock - L.F. Thornton was in Pittston, Falls and LaGrange, buying furs last week.
Heart Lake - L.E. Griffing's new automobile has turned mulish. ALSO The Mountain Ice Co. finished filling their large ice house at this place on Tuesday. Capacity, twenty thousand tons.
Thorne Hill - With his head cleft three ways, John N. Lowry, a farmer, 70 years old, was found dying Saturday afternoon at the house of Farmer Brown of Thorne Hill, a small settlement close to the Susquehanna county line. Lowry was breathing his last just as Dr. F. A. Fiske, of Clifford, reached Brown's house, Lowry's head was split from base to crown. He had evidently been attacked by somebody armed with an axe for the walls were blood bespattered and blood was on every side. Brown, who is 40 years old, was arrested charged with killing Lowry. The body of Lowry was taken to a morgue in Nicholson. Clifford, Fleetville and all the country side was greatly excited yesterday over the killing. Brown lived alone in his house at Thorne Hill and was a hiring out farmer who found employment on all the farms in the neighborhood. He is unmarried. Lowry lived a quarter of a mile from Brown's house, alone on a little farm. His wife is dead. He was regarded as an industrious old man who took care of himself and minded his own business but was regarded as being in rather poor circumstances. It is said that he and brown quarreled two months ago. Binghamton Herald.
Friendsville - "Connie" McMahon has probably seen more years of service in the stage business than any other man in Susquehanna Co. Mr. McMahon has operated the stage line between Montrose and Friendsville for the past 33 years, with the exception of one four-year term, when the line was underbid by a syndicate, and then Mr. McMahon carried the mail for said syndicate. He has also operated the stage line between Friendsville and Apalachin unintermittently for the past dozen years. Mr. McMahon drives the latter route himself, and hires a driver for the Montrose line.
News Brief - A State wide movement to further the passage of a bill restricting the use of billboards for advertising purposes and positively prohibiting the erection of billboards or other advertising signs upon public property in any boro or city in Pennsylvania is being promoted. ALSO The Eaglesmere Railroad, the little road which runs from Sonestown to Eaglesmere, is to be sold by the Sheriff for unpaid taxes, amounting with the costs, in the neighborhood of $5,000. It is probable that the Williamsport and North Branch Railroad Co. will be the purchaser.