New Milford – Fire almost totally destroyed O C. Whitney’s slat and crate mill here at 3 o’clock this morning. The loss has not yet been determined. The mill employed about a dozen hands and was doing an excellent business supplying nearby and South American farmers with shipping crates. ALSO The commencement exercises of the New Milford High school were held in the opera house on April 24. Following are the names of those who were graduated: Edwin Adams, William Broderick, Robert Oliver, Fred Wood, Bernice Espy, Anne Smith, Hope Matthews, Eunice Matthews, Olivia Carpenter and Mildred Norris
Clifford – At the age of 86 years, at the home of her daughter Mrs. T.W. Barker, Dorranceton, Pa., on April 20, occurred the death of Catherine Lott Tennant. She was a native of Clifford, and one of the most successful of the pioneer public school teachers. At the age of 15 she took up the work of teaching, which she followed until age and impaired health caused her retirement. Interment was in the family plot in the Clifford cemetery.
Elkdale – Work is progressing rapidly on the new cheese factory. They expect to start making cheese about June 1.
South Montrose – Friends of Benton I. Rogers will, no doubt, be surprised to learn of his enlistment in the army and of his probable departure for France in the near future. He leaves a family to respond to his country’s call. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Rogers, of East Rush, and a former student in the Montrose High school.
Friendsville – During the Third Liberty Loan drive, the women’s committee of this place sold bonds amounting to $3,050.
Forest City – Prof. F.H. Taylor was sworn into his office as county superintendent of schools. He spent the day in Montrose and is already making plans to move and reside permanently.
Uniondale/Clifford – A new survey is to be made of the contemplated new road from Clifford to Uniondale. Rumor says there is likely to be a sharp fight with the authorities before the matter will successfully go through. Let us hope no one will place any unnecessary obstacles in the way of such a great benefit, as the new road would be to our business people here.
Great Bend – A service flag, containing fifteen stars, will be dedicated by the members of the M. E. church and Sunday school on May 15th, in honor of the fifteen young men who formerly attended Sunday school at this church and are now serving in the army or navy.
McKinney’s Mills – Dwight Harris, the eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Harris, died at the home of his parents near McKinney’s Mills, April 23, of a complication of diseases, baffling to all the physicians and nurses who attended him. The death of his brother, Newell Willard Harris, age 8, occurred on May 1st, of the same cause. Both boys were exceptionally bright and blessed with happy dispositions and unusually pleasing personalities. They are survived by their parents and four brothers, Dana, who is serving in the United States Navy; Neal, Harold and baby Edward.
Susquehanna – Susquehanna has an added mail carrier and the delivery of mail twice a day instead of but once, on nearly all the streets, is enjoyed by the people who formerly had but a morning mail delivery and went to the postoffice for any later mail matter. ALSO The local daily “Transcript” seems to be having a “drive” of its own, as 50 new subscribers were added to its list during the past week, which is a fine showing, when all the calls for money upon the people are considered, and is evidence that the Daily fills a definite want among the people of the three boroughs, as well as many living at a distance, who want to be kept in touch with Susquehanna’s doings these stirring times.
West Lenox – We think Ellen Whiting is the champion quilt builder of the county, having pieced over 60 quilts, the most being of very small pieces, and numberless cushions and chair covers, holders, etc., all in thirteen years. Who has a smarter grandmother over 80 years old?
Gibson – Miss Eva M. Manzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Manzer, of South Gibson, and Clifford G. Pickett, somewhat surprised their friends by going to Tunkhannock on May 1, where they were united in marriage by the Rev. James Rainey. Mrs. Pickett is one of our charming young ladies and Mr. Pickett is one of our best young men and holds a position as telegraph operator at the railroad station here.
Thompson – George Pickering has made more than 300 gallons of maple syrup this spring. They ought to keep sweet the entire year.
200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, May 9, 1818.
*TO MY PATRONS. This number terminates the CENTINEL forever. The MONTROSE GAZETTE will be published at this office hereafter on the same day of the week as the CENTINEL has been. The terms of the GAZETTE will be the same as the CENTINEL heretofore, if paid within the year; if not, two dollars and fifty cents will be charged and interest will be exacted after that time till paid. J. CLARK
*REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS. Up to yesterday 445 of the old officers and soldiers of the Revolution have appeared before Judge Davis, to put in their claims for the small, though needed and timely bounty of their country. Some of these veterans were more than 80 years of age—one we saw was 88—and one, aged 84, who entered his claim last week, has since departed to obtain a higher and eternal reward. Boston, Mass. April 15.
MARRIED. In this township [Bridgewater], on Wednesday last, by the Rev. D. Dimock, Mr. Francis Perkins to Miss Rebecca Sherman, all of this township.
*MASONRY. The subscriber informs the public that he will work at the Mason Business in all its branches the ensuing season. Such as may see fit to employ him may rest assured that their work will be done in the first stile of workmanship; and as cheap as by any other person. His price, by the day, will be one dollar and twenty-five cents. Having procured a quantity of Stone suitable for GRAVE STONES, and MONUMENTS, he makes it his business in the winter season, to execute all orders in that line on the shortest notice. JOHN LOCKE. Choconut, (Nine miles from Montrose.) May 10, 1818. N.B. Persons wishing to have work done will call on me at my residence, or leave a line with the editor of this paper and it shall be attended to. J.L.