Hallstead – W.D.B. Ainey was appointed chairman of the public service commission of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ainey, who was appointed a commissioner when Gov. Brumbaugh sent the names of the present commission to the senate of 1915, the night before the adjournment, has been acting chairman, being the junior member of the commission. The position carries with it a salary of $10,500.
S. Ararat – During the bad storm, on Saturday, the house of Titus Shaver was struck. The bolt hit the chimney and demolished it. The stove pipe was torn to pieces and thrown around the room. The bolt went through the floor and into the cellar and made its escape through the cellar wall. The carpet was set on fire and some things were broken. Mrs. Shaver was somewhat shocked, but aside from that all escaped harm.
Dimock – There was said to be the greatest number of automobilers on the Camp Ground this year, on Sunday, that was ever seen in a bunch in the county before.
Glenwood – The Hartley-Marcy reunion was held on Potters Island last Friday and the same place on Saturday.
Thompson – The Potter reunion, which was held at Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Potter’s, of Jackson, Aug. 19, was well attended, 160 being present. They came from Lestershire, Endicott, Union, Port Jervis, Moscow, Scranton, Forest City, New Milford, Clarks Summit, Susquehanna, Gibson, Jackson, Uniondale, Ararat and Thompson. The day was fine. Everybody seemed happy and the invitation that was given by Frank Shepardson, of Gibson, to meet with his family at the old homestead, was unanimously accepted for the third Thursday of August 1916.
Susquehanna – C.R. Carrington and Jack Palmer went to Elmira, Monday, for the new auto fire truck for the chemical engine. It’s a beauty. ALSO The ball game was well attended, but all of Susquehanna’s friends were sorry that Camp Susquehannock defeated the Erie Team. We will, out of courtesy, suppress the score. An eyewitness counted 76 automobiles leaving Athletic Park after the game (These figures have no reference to the score.)
East Rush – Sneak thieves entered the home of E.A. Jenner last Wednesday or Thursday night and turned things up side down and helped themselves to whatever they wanted. Mrs. Jenner says they took dishes, tablecloths and silverware. The house stands just above the church. Mr. and Mrs. Jenner moved their household affects there last spring, but on account of Andrew Jenner’s wife being poorly and having to have some attendant, the old people went to help take care of their son’s wife, so have not been keeping house as yet. It is reported that quite a number of people along the state road have been missing articles out of their cellars, some have lost a quantity of canned fruit.
Forest City – Catherine Gardner, four year old daughter of Garrett Gardner and wife, died of cholera infantum at their cottage at Lewis Lake, Saturday night. The little one had been suffering for a few days when called by death. ALSO The other evening, to while away a lonesome hour, a dozen or more Forest City men, held in Montrose by pending litigation, dropped into the C-nic, the county seat’s moving picture house. A three-reel production, “Sallie Singleton, Southerner” was being put on the screen. It was a melo-drama of the Civil War. One of the “leads” was a hot-headed young Confederate lieutenant and at first glance I thought his face had a familiar look. When he smiled I placed him. It was our own Pat O’Malley. As Rothapfel has made his mark as a manager of moving picture houses, so O’Malley is making a reputation as a character in the films.
Brooklyn – The toot of the trolley horn’s hourly announcement of the arrival and departure of the car for Scranton is music to the ears of many Brooklynites. Many of our people patronize the road, very few go via of stage to Foster [Hop Bottom].
Forest Lake – Forest Lake, with its eighteen cottages filled to overflowing, is one of the liveliest summer resorts in this part of the State. A number of cottages have been erected recently, among them Register and Recorder, Birchard’s new cottage, “The Bee Hive,” which is often swarming with guests.
Montrose – Friends of the library will be pleased to learn that a fund for the purchase of a Victrola has been started by generous, local people and it is hoped that it will soon grow to such proportions that an instrument may be purchased. If you are interested—well, you know what to do.
Uniondale – The Suffrage Liberty bell, scheduled to reach this place on Wednesday of last week, at noon, failed to appear on account of a breakdown. ALSO L.B. Thomas and Frank Westgate have secured the agency for the Hollier automobile. They will take a shipment of cars at once. Mr. Thomas is an expert in the automobile business, having been the possessor of the first car brought to this town. He drove a car from San Francisco to this place about two years ago.
Herrick Center – Oscar Bailey, one of the three veterans of the Civil War residing here, is recovering from a long siege of illness and gets around with difficulty. With his father he enlisted in the 101st Regt. N.Y. Volunteers in the early part of the war. Ill health compelled him to return to his home in Hancock, N.Y., and after a short time spent in his native heath, he sought enlistment again, becoming connected with the 72nd Regt. N.Y. Volunteers. He saw much fighting in the Army of the Potomac, serving under General Daniel E. Sickles. He escaped without injuries until the capture of Richmond when he was wounded in both legs. Late in the fall of 1865 he was mustered out. He was young when he entered the service and has not reached seventy years.
News Briefs: Druggists who sell whiskey and brandy will have to take out retail liquor licenses after Jan. 1, 1916. After that date whiskey will no longer be known as a medicine. ALSO A single gallon of gasoline will do wonders almost anywhere, but nowhere is it applied to better purposes than on the farm. Here are some of its stunts: It will milk 300 cows, bale 4 tons of hay, mix 35 yards of cement, move a ton truck 1 mile, plow three-fifths of an acre of land and make enough electricity to keep electric lights in the farmhouse for thirty days.