Liquor Licenses - Considerable interest was shown in the session of license court which opened before Judge Little. Many witnesses were heard on the contesting sides. The license of the Tarbell House, Montrose, was granted, the district attorney having withdrawn his objections as the building was being improved. The application of Arthur Small, of Lawsville, was withdrawn. Licenses in the Thompson and Uniondale hotels were refused. A license was granted Ernest Gelatt, petitioner for the Dundaff House. In the Forest City cases the judge heard the evidence but withheld his decisions. These are the applications for wholesale licenses of Louis Gardella, Joseph Nick, F. A. Burdick, Samuel Simlovia, Charles Zaller and William Mileskay. Considerable amusing testimony was brought out from some of the witnesses. John Eicholzer said they were paying too much for beer. E. O. Evans said he would like to see all of the petitions granted but admitted that had never heard of anyone going dry in Forest City. The opposition brought out the point that the town’s nine hotels well cared for the traveling public. John Keeler testified that since the wholesale licenses had been revoked the consumption of liquor had decreased. Only the day previous, fifty men had signed pledges. John D. Miller, in arguing against wholesale liquor licenses, urged consideration of the decrease in court cases coming from Forest City since the number of licenses had been decreased. Public opinion favors the suppression of the traffic, while education, railroads and churches oppose it, agreeing that it is man’s worst enemy. Their tendency is to pull men down. In the Uniondale remonstrance it was brought out that the traveling public was well cared for at the boarding house of Mrs. Tingley and that the people of the town were generally opposed to a license.
Montrose - A branch of the well known Woolworth 5 and 10 cent store is to be located here, occupying the corner store which M. S. Cohen is vacating in his block. He is closing out all his goods in the corner store. ALSO: Crowds still continue to visit the Cnic [theater] and the proprietor, Walter G. Castle, is still receiving compliments on the needed improvements made. The other day, about one o’clock, he was called from his home to give a picture show to a big sleighride party which dropped in from a neighboring town and dined at the Subway Lunch.
Hallstead - Stephen Tingley, a prominent resident, died quite suddenly Monday. He was 70 years of age and for many years was a conductor on the Lackawanna railroad. He also conducted stores at Lawsville and Hallstead for some years.
Brooklyn - Some of the musicians of the town met at the home of Mrs. Dr. Williams, last Saturday afternoon and organized a musical club, which will meet once a month for study and improvement along musical lines.
Prospect Hill, Jessup Twp. - Misses Leah and Mildred Stockholm entertained a sleighing party from Rush last Thursday evening. Those present were Mabel Hillis, Agnes Brotzman, Amy Hughes, Mary McDonough, Anna Mosley, Bernice Ainey and Carlton Birchard, John McGovern, Roland and Russell Dayton, Harry Graham, Byron Gary, Hugh James, and Ralph Bunnell. Plenty of snow and plenty of snowdrifts.
Elk Lake - Leon Justin will conduct a blacksmith shop on the Hosford property in the near future.
New Milford - Jesse Payne, of the township, was here on business Monday. Mr. Payne is in his 95th year and says that he still enjoys cutting a cord of wood a day just for exercise.
Brooklyn/Hopbottom - The Scranton & Binghamton Railway has secured options on the right of way between Brooklyn and Hopbottom, with the agreement that work will begin by July 1, 1914. The Brooklyn depot will be located south of the M. E. church, on lands of E. S. Eldridge.
Auburn Center - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tewksbury quietly celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at their home here, Jan. 1, 1914, and is the same house in which they were married. Their son, Dana, and three grandchildren, spent the day with them. There are only two living that attended the wedding—Mrs. Samantha Linaberry, of Deposit, who was bridesmaid, and Mrs. Mariah Young Bowman, of Meshoppen.
Snow/Ice - Heavy snows of late have made the sleighing excellent. Ice cutters are busy on lake and pond and the work of filling ice houses is going forward rapidly. Many individual ice houses are also being filled. The ice is over a foot in thickness, but considerable slush ice in the formation does not give it the crystalline appearance desired, although it is said to be as good for refrigerating purposes, keeping equally well.
Lakeview - Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Benson attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Carl Young, at Lestershire, on Wednesday.
Hopbottom - The young ladies’ basket ball teams played an interesting game on Saturday evening last, the score being in favor of the Stars against the high school team.
Brookdale, Liberty Twp. - James Hinchman, of this place, and Mrs. Minnie Coy, of Conklin, were married at Chenango Forks on Wednesday evening of last week. Twenty--four of their friends witnessed the ceremony. Hearty congratulations are extended for a long and happy married life.
Jackson - School notes of Maple Ridge School, Jackson Township, for the month ending Jan. 9, 1914. The following pupils passed mid term examinations: Esther Quick, Lloyd Blaisdell, Ruth Hall, Nellie Hall, Carl Decker and Robert Washburn. The following pupils were present every day during the month: Raymond Wilcox, Lloyd Blaisdell, Jay Decker, Carl Decker, Ruth Hall, Nellie Hall and Esther Quick.
Susquehanna - Thomas Sullivan, employed as janitor at the Canawacta Hotel, accidentally fell through the air shaft to the ground floor, about 25 feet, and received an ugly gash on his head. He was rendered unconscious and is at the hospital, where he died Tuesday.
Lenoxville - Several of the dairymen in this vicinity are said to be hard hit by the failing of the “Metropolitan Dairy Company,” at Nicholson.
Choconut - People are improving the sleighing by drawing logs to stock the mill which is soon to be placed on the site of the Chamberlin mill, which ran for many years.
News Brief - “Thrift Day” in the public schools of the United States is proposed by the American Society for Thrift and has been received with much interest. Thrift means more than the mere saving of money-it means increasing the usefulness of one’s possessions and assisting the young folks of the land to learn the full value of thrift is a worthy aim. False ideas of wealth have ruined many men and women. Let all our boys and girls start out with right ideas.