Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1916 - Yesterday's News
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Volume LIII – Number 1 – Thursday – January 6, 1916
John W. DeWitt is among the ailing
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mic-Key spent the holiday vacation in Glens Falls, N.Y.
Ola Lee of the Engine and Machine force, has been quite ill for a number of days.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Simpkins move this week upon their recently purchased farm on the east slope of Mr. Pisgah.
Mrs. A. H. Eaton of Leona, spent several days last week in Williamsport with her children, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Helm.
Among the New Year guests of Mr. And Mrs. George W. Baxter were the latter’s sister, Mrs. Ida Sadler of Elmira, and her daughter, Miss Sarah Sadler of Philadelphia. The latter is a librarian.
E. Dick Eaton of Leona, returned Saturday from the California expositions and other points of interest on the Pacific coast. In making the trip by the canadian Pacific from Winnepeg and return by Niagara Falls, he traveled about nine thousand miles. Mr. Eaton left on Sept. 18th.
Miss Bradford fo-r Monday afternoon for Lestershire, N.Y. to resume her work as a teacher after spending the holiday vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Bradford, in Farmers’ Valley.
It is understood that Mr. and Mrs. John Sucese and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Grosjean will move in the spring from Railroad Street into the double house which Mr. Sucese purchased last year of M. B. McDowell, High and Exchange Streets.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hanrahan had with them as holiday visitors Mr. and Mrs. N. Doody of Painted Post; Miss Margaret Hanrahan of Corning and Mr. and Mrs. W. Stimson and children of Avon, N.Y. all relatives.
Mrs. M. J. French of Mansfield and Mrs. Andrew Strong and son of Elmira, were New Year guests of their mother, Mrs. George Bottcher.
E. L. Lewis will extend his operations as a gorwer of tomato, cabbage and other garden plants by leasing Mrs. John C. Bigelows green houses. He may also another season grow lettuce and maybe some flowers.
Mrs. Samuel C. Rockwell is making satisfactory progress at the Robert Packer hospital from her veryt serious operation of last week. Miss Julia Rockwell who accompanied her mother came home yesterday. Mr. Rockwell and son were in Sayre over Sunday.
Mrs. D. b. Faulkner of Dunning, formerly of Troy, a daughter of Giles Viele, went Monday to the Packer hospital for treatment. A serious operation was performed on Tuesday morning. A telephone conversation with her husband at 4 in the afternoon was hopefully reassuring.
Dr. and Mrs. George E. Boyer returned Tuesday from their holiday visit to the Doctor’s people in Camden. To what extent grip is prevalent in that city may be gathered from the fact that of sixteen in the Boyer home for the holidays, twelve were down with grip at one time. As physician and nurse Dr. Boyer hardly had his clothes off during the whole period of his visit. Unusual prostration marks the onset of the disease and a high death rate, particularly among the advanced in years.
Mr. E. B. Redington has been quite ill at the Saltmarsh home.
Miss Nettie Baldwin leaves this morning for a visit to relatives at 338 Genessee St., Utica, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Montgomery entertained a few friends New Year’s eve in celebration of their wedding anniversary.
Report has it that Sevellon Hoyles has been left a legacy of $1,528 by his aunt, Emma Thomas of Kalamazoo, Mich., who left a like amount to three other relatives.
Joseph Camp, proprietor of a hotel at Powell, killed a monster wild cat after a battle during which the beast nearly killed Camp’s dog. With two broken legs, the cat continued to fight and held man and dog at bay until a bullet pierced its heart. The wildcat weighted nearly 50 lbs. And was the lartest ever killed in this county.
Very pretty and thoroughly enjoyed by the younger people was the black and white costume ball given in Mitchell’s hall last Wednesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. E. E. VanDyne for thier daughter, Miss Elizabeth VanDyne, whose engagement has been announced to Mr. E. Everitt Mills of Fall River, Mass. McHenry’s orchestra of Elmira played the program of modern dances with just enough old time numbers to give it zest. The costumes of the dancers covered a wide range.
Volume LIII – Number 2 – Thursday – January 13,1916
Mrs. Louden Budd and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Budd enjoyed a frief unexpecetd fisit last week from Leon W. Budd of Chicago.
Mrs. W. R. Holloway left Tuesday morning for the Robert Packer hospital for surgical treatment. Mr. Holloway accompanied her.
Mrs. J. Maxwell Beers was down from Elmira for a visit last week to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. DeWitt on the latter’s birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Murray spent the week-end at Horseheads, N.Y. with the former’s sister, Mrs. Helen Austin, formerly Helen Jenner of Troy.
Mr. F. W. Bullock was called to Rochester las Friday by the serious illness from pneumonia of his sister, Mrs. Harriett A. Young. Mrs. Young is improving at this writing.
Frank Jenner has been called from Auburn to a better position as principal of one of the Rochester, N.Y. public schools, and expects to take up his new work this month.
The ladies of the Embroidery Club and a few others were entertained Tuesday by Mrs. D. F. Pomroy. In the evening their husbands gave them a genuine surprise by dropping in on the gathering.
Through D. D. Welch, the Mansfield real estate agent, two more Armenia Farms have recently changed hands. The Anson Furman place in Ward Township has been purchased by Lewis Warren of the State of Washington, and the Kinch place, also in Ward, latterly owned by W. W. Allen of Mansfield, has been purchased by M. R. Cone of Furlick, California. Mr. Cone is a civil engine of some note, his last work in the east having been in connection with the construction of a gravity road in Buffalo. Mrs. Cone comes from a well known New York City family. We have no authority for this statement, but Mr. Cone may see coal posibilities on his farm which will prove of general interest.
Miss Belle Burns is recovery from a serious attack of the grip.
James Burns of Athens came Sunday for a limited time with relatives here.
C. H. Williams has added 2100 feet to the floor space of his machine shop on South Canton Street for garage purposes.
Mrs. Robert E. Roe, wife of a former rector of the Episcopal church comes next week Tuesday or Wednesday from Greensboro, North Carolina, for a visit to Troy friends.
Postmaster and Mr. McNulty entertained a company of eighteen Monday evening in honor of Collector James McGinnis of Scranton of this Internal Revenue district which embraces twelve counties.
Shortly after she reached Utica last Thursday, Miss Nettie Baldwin was called by telegraph to Vassar, Mich., by the death of her brother, Morgan Baldwin, who has been in poor health for a long time. The deceased leaves a widow but no children.
President, J. F. Montgomery of the John Wildi Evaporated Milk Company, spent a day at the local plant this week. The home office of the company is in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Montgomery is a son-in-law of Mr. John Wildi. He expressed himself pleased with the Troy plant.
Under an act of Presbytery the Rev. Edward P. Morse went to Coryland last Sunday afternoon and baptised and received nine persons in the church seven of whom were boys and young men.
Miss Belle Carnochan has been quite ill.
Mrs. George G. Beardsley is able to be about the house.
Miss Emma Hill has been quite ill the past week with grip.
Gail McKean of Elmira, visited Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Budd recently.
James W. Lamkin was in Washington, D. C. and in Virginia last week.
Mrs. W. S. Sweet has been the guest of Mrs. Andrew Sawtelle in Waverly, N. Y.
Mr. E. B. Redington is spending a time with his son, Isaac Redington, on the Canton Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Bloom attended the New York automobile show four days last week.
Rural Carrier Comfort is on the sick list this week, His son, Irving is home substituting for him.
A surprise nparty for Mrs. Willaim F. DeWitt was a West Main Street neighborhood event last week.
Mrs. R. W. Budd spent ten days in Elmira recently and saw the “The Birth of a Nation,” at the Lyceum Theater.
The twelfth anniversary of the founding of St. James’ Episcopal Mission at Canton was observed last Sunday.
Miss Marion Davis of Sherburn, N. Y., is at St Paul’s rectory while her sister, Mrs. Holloway is at the hospital.
For shooting a doe deer, a Susquehanna county man was sentenced to 100 days in jail and to pay a fine of $27.50.
Mrs. George E. Boyer has been seriously ill the past week.
Misses Franc and Laura French visited friends in Elmira last week.
Fred Fay will be able to come home Monday from the Sayre hospital, without the loss of his finger.
Mrs. Samuel Rockwell’s condition in the Sayre hospital is critical. Her husband and children are with her and also Miss Sarah Crandall who for several years has boarded in the Rockwell home.
Volume LIII – Number 3 – Thursday – January 20,1916
Among the grip sufferers are President Arthur B. McKean of the First National Bank; Miss Rose Williams, Frank Roberts, M.T. Haxton, Jesse Stout, Oscar McElwaine, Charles Smith, Joseph King, Miss Mary Hill, Mildred Smith, Arthur Tomlinson, Kennett Bond, Mrs. N.H. Hurlburt, Mrs. V.E. Tomlinson.
Jerry Bergan, the Northern Central railroad track supervisor, well known here, mourns the death of his wife, who passed away Wednesday of last week from pneumonia. Two daughters, four sons, a brother and a sister survive. The funeral was held on Friday.
Automobile Distributor Harry S. Mitchell has added to his office equipment an Edison Dictophone. This is a mechanical device for recording business letters and other dictation. Records are made like phonograph records. The typist works from these records instead of from stenographic notes.
C.M. Stone, a Troy boy, son of Mrs. Alice M. Stone of Canton Street for a number of years a lawyer at Delta, Colo., has been appointed to the important office of County Attorney. A local paper says of the choice; “The appointment of Attorney Stone brings about the first break in many years from what may be termed the ‘old guard’, in Delta’s legal fraternity, but it places the office in none the less competent hands. The news of Mr. Stone’s selection will be received with pleasure especially by his friends in this end of the county, he having practiced law here (Paonia) for several years in partnership with Judge J.H. Baxter.”
While Charles Batterson was assisting in moving a building on J.W. Ballard’s poultry farm last Friday a chimney toppled over and one of the falling brick cut a long gash in his head. He was knocked down and other bricks struck him, inflicting painful injuries. Mr. Batterson was unconscious for a time.
St Paul’s Guild met Monday afternoon with Mrs. Charles W. Mitchell.
Mr. Price of Elmira, visited his business college friend, LaRue Davies last week.
Mrs. John P. Sucese is entertaining her sister, Mrs. Howard of Roaring Branch.
The Rev. M.T. Shields, formerly of Troy, is very ill in Wilkes-Barre, with pneumonia.
Benjamin Smiley left Sunday morning for a few days with friends in Rochester, N.Y.
Mrs. Brewster A. Long was the guest for several days of Mrs. William T. Bailey in Elmira.
Edward, Ann Jeanettte and Barbara Morse all have been ill with grip at the Presbyterian manse.
Miss Ruby Hopkins of the faculty of Elmira Free Academy, passed Sunday in Troy with Miss Mary Cleaver.
The Rev. W.R. Holloway was in Sayre over Sunday with Mrs. Holloway who is a patient at the Robert Packer hospital.
The Progress Club met Tuesday with Mrs. W. S. Montgomery for the study of Bolivia, the Hermit Republic of South America.
H.H. Robinson will move April 1st, from the B.B. Mitchell house, Chestnut Street, to the Howard Grosjean house, Railroad Street.
Mrs. C.B.Prmeroy entertained a small company last Thursday in honor of her guest, Miss Jennie Bailey of South Orange, N.J.
Canton’s new high school building was dedicated on Monday, with Dr. Straughn, Principal of Mansfield Normal School, as the principal speaker.
Mrs. S.E. Whitmer came last Wednesday from Newport, Pa., for a visit to her mother, Mrs. L.W. Ballard and her brother, F.L. Ballard and family.
A cablegram reports the safe arrival of Henry Cleaver, in China where business will detain him about a month. He is expected home about the middle of March.
At the Waverly poultry show last week W. C. Slade of Troy, was again a prize winner, receiving the award of first premium on pen and first and second on pulet, in the Ancona class and first on pen of Campines.
Spaulding School Honor Roll – Spaulding school honor roll of attendance for month ending Jan.3, is as follows: Mary Cease, Emma Bohart, Louis Kendall, Walter Bohart, James Cease, Charles Tarbox, James Corey, John Cease, Austin Kendall, Marion Tarbox, Margaret Cease.
E. Everitt VanDyne is in Boston.
Dr. M.B. Ballard is back from a visit to friends in New York City.
Miss Marie Vineski returned Tuesday from a visit of several days in Elmira.
Messrs. O.F. and Frank Price will occupy the Mrs. Charles Knox double house in Center Street.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blackwell passed Sunday in Towanda with the former’s parents.
Howard Gates of the Northern Tier Garage, was called to Pittsburg last week by the death of his brother-in-law, a physician.
Mrs. Stackhouse, mother of Mrs. Harry H. Cosper was called to Waverly last week by the sudden illness and death of her brother, James B. Mott.
E.L. Lewis is recovery from a run of grip and pleuro-pneumonia.
Miss Margaret Collins visited her sister, Miss Josephine Collins in Elmira.
Irving Comfort has taken up his new work as a traveling salesman in Lycoming county.
Special Agent Tipton has been helping at the Pennsylvania station in the absence of Samuel C. Rockwell.
Mrs. Mary Dougherty of Watkins, came last Wednesday for a visit to her daughter, Mrs. M.J. Handran and family.
Former Principal Orin W. ...aquish attended the dedication Monday of the new public school building in Canton.
The Messrs. Brann, Mr. Ronan and Mrs. Kate Powers McLaughlin came from Canton for the funeral last Sunday of the late Mrs. Katharine Wegman.
William Polly will withdraw from the Troy Engine & Machine force to enter the employ of his half brother, Harry Dickerman, who is a cloak and suit manufacturer in New York City.
John Croak of the Engine & Machine force, was called to Pittsburg last Friday by the illness of his brother, who passed away soon after his arrival. The deceased leaves a wife and one child. The funeral was held in Pittsburg on Monday.
Volume LIII – Number 4 – Thursday – January 27, 1916
Miss Belle Carnochan has been suffering from a relapse of grippe, with Miss Bowen in attendance as nurse.
F. H. Hysell, general superintendent of field work for the John Wildi Company, spent last month at the condensery.
Miss Elizabeth Morse heads the Troy school record for attendance. She has been neither absent nor late in tow and one half years.
The engagement has been announced of Miss Edna Michael of Broklyn N.Y., to Frederick P. Bevens of New York, well known in Troy.
Miss Margaret Crong left last week for Owego, N.Y.
Miss Jennie Nelson of Hornell is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spillane have moved into the apartments over the M. T. Haxton store.
The Misses Hill are still quite ill. Their sister, Mrs. Drew of Sodus, is with them and Mr. Drew.
Percy McCabe and bride of Penn Yan, are guests of his uncle, Lee Gates and Mrs. Gates.
Mrs. Sarah Middaugh is very ill at the home in this boro of her son Edward Miller. Her daughter has been summoned to her bedside.
Mrs. Harold Bevens has been visiting her cousin, Mrs. George P. Ray, in Norwich, N.Y. Mrs. Bevens has lately sold her house and lot in Wellsburg.
Following a visit in Canton, Mrs. Mabel Rolison and daughter Myrtle of Elmira, are with Troy and Burlington friends for a few days.
At their home in Elmira Street last Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Mic-Key entertained at a shore diner, Rev. and Mrs. Edward P. Morse, Mr. and Mrs. William Erk, Mr. and Mrs. William Weigester and Mr. and Mrs. Clark H. Joralemon.
Mrs. Robert E. Roe spent yesterday in Canton with Mr. and Mrs. Marble.
Frank Slade, of Canton, spent Sunday in Troy with Mr. and Mrs. William Slade.
Mrs. G. F. Thompson will leave the first of the week for Philadelphia to visit her daughter, Charlotte.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Rolison visited the latter’s mother, Mrs. H. W. Wood, returning to Elmira Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. S. B. Willett returned Tuesday from an extended visit in New York city to her brother, Attorney W. E. Carnochan.
A. Z. Porter is spending a few days with his son, Gordon Porter at Windfall.
J. R. Williams of Canton, Formerly Troy, has been quite ill.
Dr. John Carnochan was here from Princeton for a day the first of the week.
Charles McDowell of Mansfield, was in town Tuesday.
Walter Wilber of Corning, is spending a few days with friends in Troy and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Oliver and Mrs. F. M. Long go to Lock Haven onf Friday for the funeral of Mr. Fredericks.
Mrs. Ruby Rexford will spend the week-end in Canton with relatives.
Landlord S. J. Atwood of the Troy House, was in Binghamton the first of the week on business.
Mrs. Margaret Pierce entertained the members of St. John’s Literary Society on Wednesday evening.
A largely attended meeting of St. Paul’s Guild was held Monday afternoon with Mrs. Foote and Daughters, High Street.
Mrs. Helen Shoemaker of Elmira, and H.E. Brooks of Montour Falls, were Sunday guests at the Brooks home in High Street.
Messrs. John E. Dobbins, F. L. Ballard, T. W. Parsons and Dr. F. P. Layman of Troy, and Dr. Gustin of Sylvania, are in Williamsport for a two-day meeting of Consistory Masons.
Mrs. Thomas W. Parsons entertained at a luncheon on Friday for her former neighbor, Mrs. Robert e. Roenaw of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Mrs. W. R. Holloway is making a good recovery from her operation on Monday at the Robert Packer Hospital.
Dr. F. P. Layman, the dentist, has purchased the C. W. Mitchell home in Elmira street to which he will move April 1st from the H. H. Cosper house.
Edgar Wood of the tanery force had two fingers quite badly lacerated on Wednesday while at work on the fleshing machine.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gates are entertaining the former’s nephew and bride, Mr. and Mrs. Percy McCabe of Penn Yan. Mrs. McCabe was Miss Tennant of Dundee, and they were married on Tuesday.
At the meeting of the Progress Club with Miss Mary Bowen on Tuesday, papers were read by Mrs. Charles Friends, Mrs. J. W. Lamkin and Miss Jane Parsons, all dealing with the general subject, “Brazil, the Boundless.”
Miss Jamison who came from Danville, Pa., to substitute for Miss Rockwell as stenographer in the Engine and Machine office, will remain permanently in the Company’s employ, the growth of the business requiring a larger office force.
Maynard Morgan, one time of Troy, for whom the police have been looking far and near as an accomplice of “Red” Little in the robbery of Harold V. Ganette, a Boston traveling man, went to headquarters Tuesday night and gave himself up to the Elmira authorities. His mother, Mrs. Keith, and his step-father were with him. He admitted having walked with Little and Ganette to the rear of the Hotel Langwell where Ganette was found robbed and unconscious, but claims to have had no actual hand in the crime for which Little was promptly arrested. Morgan told the police that he had been in Sayre, Scranton, New York and Jersey City since the death of Ganette.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beach entertained thirty-five of their neighbors and friends at a dance last Friday night. Among those from out of town in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carnagie, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ayers, and George Carnagie of Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Fleming and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Porter of Windfall.
With a number of other students, Frederick Weigester is ill at State College with scarlet fever. All are quarantined in a camp outside the village. There has been one death in the student body from the disease. Mrs. Weigester was at State College Monday, and Dr. Charles Weigester of Muncy. The physician is charge reported no complications so far and the patient doing as well as could be expected.
At Towanda on Monday, Judge Maxwell granted 48 of the 69 liquor licenses asked for, including the two Troy hotels, the Sylvania, Austinville and Columbia X Roads, two at Canton and the Bentley Creek hotel. Remonstrance was filed against the Canton House at Canton which will be considered later with all other applications against which specific remonstrances have been filed. Two of these are at Wyalusing. Judge Maxwell ignored a remonstrance with 3197 names praying him to refuse all licenses. A remonstrance was presented against the Mosherville hotel and action deferred.
Pennsylvania Railroad Detective Martin was here Tuesday and with Office Costello arrested Frank Frey, at the time employed in the tannery. Frey was taken Tuesday afternoon to Williamsport and thence to Clearfield county where he was wanted on a charge of desertion and non-support of his wife and five children. He was arrested three years ago on the same charge but escaped from the officer who had him in charge. Frey is said to have passed here as a single man. He came to Troy from the vicinity of Austinville.
Mrs. H. E. Stackhouse who was called away by the death of her brother, Mr. Mott, is remaining for a time with friends in Waverly.
Volume LIII – Number 5 – Thursday – February 3, 1916
Miss Irene Baxter is visiting friends in Canisteo, N.Y.
Miss Annette Bowen and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Sweet were in Williamsport Tuesday.
Mrs. A. L. Budd returned Tuesday evening from a week’s visit in Williamsport.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Parsons were hosts of a picnic supper at their home Tuesday evening.
V. M. Lefler of the Orchard Grove Poultry Farm, was called to Mansfield last week by the death of his father.
A picture of Congressman L. T. McFadden appeared in the illustrated section of the Philadelphia Ledger last Sunday as one of the new members from Pennsylvania.
W. E. Silzer who went from the Troy Engine & Machine Company employ to Akron, Ohio, is now located in Wilmington, Delaware, where so much is being done in explosives and munition making.
The Troy friends of Former Commissioner Marsh have been much exercised over his dismissal from the services of the Highway Department in this district and have joined in an effort looking to his reinstatement. His successor is a young Pittsburg civil engineer.
Deserted by his mule, and would-be rescuers held back by the deep mud, Charles Green wallowed around in a ditch near Merrill school house in Litchfield township Monday night and finally drowned. His dead body was found by two school boys Tuesday morning.
A meeting of the Junior Auxillary of St. Paul’s church at the home of the Misses Saltmarsh and Mrs. Jennie Grant on Tuesday evening was made especially interesting by a talk on Alaska by Mrs. Robert E. Roe, of Greensboro, N.C.
The ladies of Center Street Church met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. A. Rockwell for Red Cross work.
Fourteen young friends of Verna Chamberlain gathered in honor of her seventh birthday last Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rockwell. After games, refreshments were served. Miss Verna received many gifts from her friends.
The Towanda team – Hon. A. C. Fanning, F. C. Overton, A. Carl Fanning, Dr. C. Manville Pratt, Leon M. Decker and Charles M. Culver, Exq., conferred the Rose Croix degree on a class of 100 at the recent Masonic consistory meeting in Williamsport.
Leon A. Lewis has resigned the cashiership of the Athens National bank to accept a lucrative position as an investment securities salesman with H. F. Backman & Comapnay bakers of New York and Philadelphia. Mr. Lewis is a former Mansfield boy. He will not move his family from Athens.
Frank Maynard Murray, who gave himself up to the Elmira police as an accomplice of “Red” Little in the robbery of Harold V. Gannett, the Boston salesman, found unconscious back of the Hotel Langwell, was sentenced last week to not less than 18 months nor more than three years in prison. Little was sent up for ten years.
Judge Maxwell has made the following appointments: J. H. Hill, judge of election of Burlington Borough to fill vacancy caused by the removal of the former judge of election; D. A. Ross burgess of Burlington borough; Philip J. Packard assessor of Granville township to fill the vacancy caused by the death of M. H. Putnam.
Mr. A. A. Whitier of Tyrone, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. William DeWitt.
Mrs. W. R. Holloway hopes to come home from the Sayre hospital the last of next week.
Walter Bohart of Troy hill, and Walter DeWitt of Troy township, are ill with measles.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Gibson and son passed Sunday in Troy with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gallatin.
Miss Jennie Orvis was called from her work as a nurse to care for her sister, Mrs. Lee Reynolds who has been quite seriously ill with grip.
In the Rome vital statistics district, this county, of which Miss Mollie W. Rice is the registrar, there were 31 births last year against 21 deaths. The district takes in Rome boro and township and Windham township.
Mrs. John R. VanNess was in Lestershire over Sunday while Wilson Field and family came to the funeral of Mrs. Field’s father at East Troy.
Miss Belle Carnochan, who has been quite ill, left Monday morning for the Gleason sanitarium in Elmira. She was accompanied by Mrs. E. L. Teeter.
Mrs. Nellie Shaw has sold her farm of 215 acres now occupied by Fred Knights to A. Fiene for $10,000. The new owner will remain on the John W. Pomeroy farms another year.
Rumor has it that Charles W. Mitchell who lately sold his home in Elmira Street, will move the Ayers house to face Exchange Street and build a bungalow on the front of the lot for his own occupancy.
Miss Mary I. Bliss is spending a time in Waverly with her friend, Mrs. F. E. Lyford.
Congressman McFadden has introduced a bill in congress to increase the pension of Seth Loomis of Granville township.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Few of West Chester, were week end guests of the former’s business associate, David B. York and family.
Mrs. Robert E. Roe leaves today for her home in Greensboro, North Carolina, after a fortnight’s visit in the home of Mrs. C. C. Paine.
The hearing in the contested Canton House license case took place Tuesday at Towanda, District Attorney D. J. Fanning and Former District Attorney Culver appearing for the remonstrators and Lee Brooks and Lilley & Wilson for the applicants. The Cour reserved decision.
Volume LIII – Number 6 – Thursday – February 10, 1916
Miss Sarah Crandall is ill
Theodore Orbank spent Sunday in Canton.
Theodore Hovey of New York, spent Sunday with his parents here.
Mrs. Andrew Sawtell of Waverly, is visiting in the W. S. Sweet home.
With Governor Brumbaugh, State Superintendent Schaeffer, Dr. Liberty H. Bailey and others of note, Mrs. Jean Kane Foulke, remembered in Troy in connection with the launching of the Civic League, was one of the speakers at a four-state country life conference at the Hotel Walton in Philadelphia Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
An interesting program has been arranged for the Sunday School Association to be held at Gillett on Feb. 17th. Our Duty to the Sunday School will be presented by Mrs. J. S. Gustin of Fassett; “Our Responsibility to our Boys” by Arthur Chase of Gillett; “Our Responsibility to Our Girls” by Mrs. K. Kline; “How to Make the Sunday School a Feeder to the Church”, by Rev. S. Barrett. The devotionals at the morning session will be led by C. L. Dewey, and the sermon in the evening will be by the Rev. C. M. Fanning of Erin.
Elmer Rockwell of Canton, submitted recently to an operation in Williamsport for appendicitis.
The Rev. Osborn of Gillett, assisted by Rev. Fanning in evangelistic meetings at Erin last week.
F. H. Johnson, operator and day ticket agent at the Pennsylvania station for a number of years, has been transferred to the Southport Junction tower, as third trick operator. The change is to go into effect April 1st.
Col. George W. Baxter is in Syracuse as one of the auctioneers at a two day sale of Holsteins at the East Liverpool pavilion. The Syracuse sales are the most important in the country. The other auctioneers are Col. Kelley and Col. Haeger.
Mrs. Earl M. Bloom was called to Waverly last week by the illness of her mother, Mrs. John Clark.
William Fitzpatrick who has a responsible place with the John Wildi Company, visited relatives last week in Sayre, Elmira and Buffalo, his first real vacation in two years.
Former Judge and Mrs. A. C. Fanning were the guests of District Attorney and Mrs. D. J. Fanning last night when the Judge came to address the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Gustin home.
Harry Strange of the Porter road, who returned last year from service in the United States army, and is now in the Pennsylvania railroad employ, knew personally the young me who lost their lives while attempting to swim the Rio Grande in an effort to rescue two of their comrads who had been taken prisoners by the Mexicans.
The following Trojans went to Elmira Monday evening to hear Harry Lauder at the Lyceum Theater: Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Pomeroy, Frederick Pomeroy, Winifred Pomeroy, Miss Jennie Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blackwell, Mrs. H. S. Mitchell, Mrs. F. E. VanDyne, Mrs. H. C. Carpenter, Mrs. H. J. Pierce, Mrs. F. L. Ballard, Francis Ballard and Robinson Pierce.
Charles Kinch is recovering at his home in Canton from a critical illness with pneumonia.
Mrs. Delancy Morse is very ill with rheumatism.
William Erk spent part of last week with relatives in Honesdale.
Rupert Greenough of Brockport visited his mother and other Troy friends.
Howard McInnes left last evening to accept a position as a barber in Elmira.
Leslie Pierce has purchased and will occupy the Julia Conrad property in South Canton Street.
Work is progressing on the Alba milk station which, it is expected,
will be finished by
Miss Annette Bowen is in Springfield as nurse for a son of Layton Stone who is very ill with pneumonia.
W. F. Miller will move from the Conrad house, Canton Street, to the Clarence Williams home, upper Canton Street, now occupied by George Kies.
Judd Mason will move to Austinville from the W. T. Gustin farm in Coryland and Charles Falkner from the Jeff Prutsman place to the Gustin farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Watts and their two children were guests during the week of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gates. Mrs. Watts and Mrs. Gates are sisters.
The house now occupied by W. H. Thompson, on the bank of Sugar Creek, will be vacated in anticipation of changes contemplated by L. H. Oliver, the owner.
Miss Helen Townsend of Hornell comes from Elmira College for the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Friends and her cousin, Miss Lenna Nelson at the Friends’ home.
Mrs. E. L. Teeter and daughters, Ethel and Jeanette, were in Elmira Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ballard has returned from a week’s visit in Athens to the Hon. And Mrs. W. D. Morse.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walter and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson, attended the funeral in Canton of their brother-in-law, Floyd Innes.
Mrs. Alice Calkins of East Troy announces the engagement of her daughter, Grace Marian to Mr. Charles S. Beal of Macedon, N.Y.
Judge Bouton of McKean, sitting for Judge Channel of Tioga County license court, turned down the first case he ruled upon, the application of Stanley Swinsick for a new license at Morris Run.
Messrs. D. W. Johnson and Edward Brown have purchased the stock tools and fixtures of the late Daniel C. Newell and will move them to the former Family Theater building next to the Hotel Welch.
At a Presbyterian thimble party for Red Cross work at the Erk home last Thursday, a reading was given by Mrs. E. B. Mic-Key and piano numbers, solos and duets by Elizabeth Joralemon and Janice Mitchell.
These Trojans attended the closing tabernacle meetings at Canton: Mr. and Mrs. Howard McMahan, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Corter, Mr. and Mrs. John Hurlburt, Mrs. F. P. Case, Miss Titus, Misses Maud Kitner, Edna Smith, Lottie Rexford, Lanson Morris and Carlton Sherman.
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G. R. Slear and family are visiting in Williamsport.
Sheriff Wheeler was in town Monday on official business.
Miss Rose Tobin of Ridgway, is the guest of Mrs. A. E. Snedeker.
John A. Parsons was in New York City for a number of days, returning on....
Miss Elizabeth VanDyne is visiting in New York City and Fall River, Mass.
Mrs. E. B. Montgomery has gone to make her home with her son in Elmira.
John Ezra Baxter is very ill at the family home on Fall Brook Street with measles.
W. Fred Weigester came last evening from State College. He is here for a visit with his parents.
B. Max Leonard, son of B. P. Leonard of Leona, has recently purchased a grocery store in Trucksville, Pa.
Dr. John W. Phillips has purchased of the Misses Bowen, the pasture lot of about 4 3-4 acres back of his home.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Rockwell and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rockwell attended the Elmira automobile show Tuesday night.
Mrs. W. R. Holloway returned Sunday afternoon from the Tobert Packer hospital at Sayre. She is much improved and steadily gaining.
Miss Sue Deitch who has been a visitor in the home of her sister, Mrs. A. S. Gallatin, for some time, returned Sunday morning to York, Pa.,
Mrs. Fred Bohlayer has been very ill at Sanford, Florida. Her condition was critical for a time, but at last accounts she was somewhat improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Friends entertained a company of young people Saturday evening for their nieces, Misses Nelson and Townsend of Hornell.
Leslie Smith came home last Friday from the Philadelphia hospital in which he had been for treatment for several weeks. He was much benefited.
Mrs. S. E. Coles of Mansfield is at the home in Leona of her brother, A. J. Stacy, all of whose family have been ill with grip.
Mr. H. P. Lincoln, superintendent of the Williamsport division of the Pennsylvania railroad, was a pleasant caller in this place Monday afternoon. Mr. Lincoln was formerly superintendent of this division.
Benjamin Dahlgren is acting as day ticket agent at the Pennsylvania station until a successor shall arrive for F. H. Johnson who has taken up his new duties as third trick operator at the Southport Junction tower.
Miss Margaret King has been in Canton helping to care for her mother who was burned when a fire broke out mysteriously in her home. Though the property damage was not great, Mrs. King suffered severely while trying to save valuable papers.
The Elmira auto show will attract a number of Trojans – Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bloom, C. J. Bloom, Harry S. Mitchell, C. W. Mitchell, Walter Mattocks, Benjamin Dahlgren and George W. Baxter among others.
Miss Ethel B. Hove is in New York
Leon Swayze of Canton, spent Tuesday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Young spent last week in Wetona.
Francis Maher attended the Elmira auto show Wednesday evening.
Mrs. B. B. Mitchell entertained the Picnic Club at supper Monday evening.
Mrs. Charles Friends will entertain at a thimble party this Thursday afternoon.
A valuable horse owned by J. W. Ballard broke its leg Monday night and had to be shot.
Bert Comfort has moved into the Wolfe home, Redington Avenue, lately vacated by A. D. Cronk.
Dr. William DeWitt was called from Blossburg last Wednesday night to the bedside of his uncle, John W. DeWitt who was very ill, but at this writing is much improved.
Jay Rolison, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rolison, who moved last fall to New York, has entered the messenger service of the Liberty National bank of that city. This is the bank in which Henry P. Davison, now of the Morgan firm, began his New York career. Who shall say that this other Troy boy may not mount in time to approximate heights in the financial world of the metropolis.
Mrs. John McGoughran pleasantly entertained the members of St. John’s Literary Club Tuesday evening.
Mr. Eden H. Bonney has purchased the Peleg Peck property now occupied by George Riggs and family.
Mrs. B. B. Mitchell will entertain the members of the Embroidery Club at cards this afternoon in honor of Mrs. Andrew Sawtell.
Mr. William Polly of New York who was called to Elmira by the illness of his sister, spent Tuesday evening with Troy friends.
Joseph Barker who has been spending a few days with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. P. N. Barker, returned to Yale on Tuesday evening.
Mrs. L. A. Slingerland and son, Elwood, are to spend the week end at the home of Mrs. Slingerland’s parents in Elmira. Mr. Slingerland is in New York City on business.
Pomona Grange is to be held at Wysox today and tomorrow. Harry E. Chace will attend from Troy and Meade Knights and Joab Mahood. The new Pomona officers are to be installed.
Archdeacon Radcliffe of Ridgway, who was to have come to Troy to assist in Lenten services, was so badly burned by an explosion of gas in the basement of his church, that the engagement has been cancelled.
George Newell was down from Elmira last Saturday.
Mrs. DeWitt Lampman is suffering from a sprained ankle.
Daniel Barrett had several ribs broken by falling from a load of shingles.
A picnic supper at the home of the Misses Foote last evening was in honor of Miss Lenna Nelson.
Farm Agent Sloan has selected March 8th as the date for the farmers’ local institute at Granville Center.
Mr. and Mrs. James McKean and daughter, Gayle of Elmira, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Budd.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Holcombe of Philadelphia, spent Lincoln’s birthday in New York with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pierce.
There are rumors that the Gustin Property, West Main Street, may be converted into a dwelling house for two families.
The members of the Troy Pooultry Club, elsewhere referred to, are M. Tolbert, a former State College student now employed at the machine shop, who has been designated leader, and George F. Case, Malon Rice, Harry Johnson, Clarence Comfort, Howard Grosjean, Leonard Estip, Lee Brooks, J. H. Preston, H. G. Wood, Willaim Slade, Ernest Guild, Harry Chamberlain, James Tourney, Ned Moore.
An effort was made by his Corning and Painted Post friends in court at Towanda yesterday to have sentence suspended in the case of Claud E. Hedden, who pleaded guilty to perjury in connection with the divorce granted him in this county fro his first wife just before he married Miss Lucile Mitchell, a former Troy girl. His friends insist that Hedden was a victim of ill advice. While technically guilty he intended no wrong.
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Master William Montgomery has measles.
Charles McDowell of Mansfield, was in town Tuesday.
Mrs. Edward P. Morse has been quite ill with nervous prostration.
C. A. Beals, formerly of Mansfield, will occupy and work the Mark McDowell farm.
Mrs. Mark McDowell will return to Watsontown to make her home after March 1st.
S. J. Welch and Timothy Conklin made a business trip to New York City last week.
Mrs. G. F. Bottcher was an over Sunday guest of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Strong in Elmira.
R. Allen Smith is spending the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. James Wand in Owego, N. Y.
John Croake of the Engine & Machine Fore, visited friends in Rutherford, N.J. last week.
Miss Catherine Hooley of New York City, is spending a time at the family home in High Street.
Mr. John A. Parsons returned the last of the week from a fortnight’s business trip to New York City and New England.
Mrs. George O. Holcombe is visiting her children, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Holcombe in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Eughen T. Barnes of Canton visited Troy friends on Tuesday and attended the D.A.R. Thimble party.
Ned Morse who occupies part of the Wolcott house, is to retire April 1st from the Troy Electric Company employ.
Mrs. Charles W. Mitchell has issued cards fro a thimble party at her home in Elmira Street Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Grace W. Tebbs came Saturday for a visit her mother and daughter in West Main St., returning to New York on Tuesday.
Miss Nellie Lynch was summoned to Canton from her work as a teacher in Brookyln, by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Martin Lynch.
Postmaster and Mrs. McNulty entertained the Holy Name Society of St. John’s church at their home in Elmira Street last Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gates have moved to Troy from Springfield. They will make their home for a time with their son, Howard Gates in West Main Street.
Mrs. Evelyn Shaw Jones of the faculty of the Mansfield public school, was called to Bethlehem, Pa., by the illness of her daughter with appendicitis.
Rooms are being fitted up in the Oliver Block, over Harry S. Mitchell’s store, for the occupancy of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mitchell when they shall move from the Elmira Street property which they recently sold to Dr. Layman.
Mrs. Fred Bohlayer, who was very ill at Sanford, Florida, is so much
improved that her family have a reassuring letter in her own hand writing.
The D. H. Pitts home of Mansfield, one of the finest in the village occupied by E. C. Wade, was badly damaged by fire one day last week. The property is owned by Mrs. Eve Pitts Cameron of Germantown, whose loss includes furniture in storage in the house. The loss is covered by insurance.
Ralph A. Burr visited his mother at Roaring Branch on Tuesday.
Claud De.Witt has been in Mansfield installing a 6000 egg incubator for Colie Smith and his partner.
Mrs. Mary Ferguson fell at her home in Elmira Street last Thursday and fractured her wrist.
Glenn Gillett of Mansfield, a brother of Lynn Gillett of this boro, had an arm badly lacerated by glass when the Pitts home, occupied by E. C. Wade was damaged by fire.
A call to become their pastor has been extended by the Bailey Corners and LeRoy Baptist churches to C. P. Moss, a brother of the Rev. E. J. Moss of Troy. Mr. Moss, who will begin his new duties at once, has been a student of the Rev. Russell Conwell’s Temple College in Philadelphia.
Miss Francis Beaman spent Washington’s birthday in Elmira.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boatright are arranging to start a home bakery in Troy.
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Miss Ethel Hovey has been seriously ill.
Mrs. J. H. Kelley entertained a company at bridge last Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Royal Fuller of Buffalo, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Smythe in West Main Street.
Mrs. C. W. Mitchell entertained parties of ladies last Thursday and Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Thomas Berry and little son of Elmira, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Mitchell during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Webber and little daughter of Leona, returned Monday from a visit to relatives in Owego, N.Y.
Charles N. Greene has accepted an engagement as bookkeeper with F. P. Case & Son and entered in his new duties yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanNest, paid a brief visit to Troy friends on their way from Orlando, Florida, to their home in Rochester, N.Y.\
Mr. A. D. Ballard has moved from Mansfield back upon his farm in Sullivan, and Bert Strait of Mansfield, into the house vacant by Mr. Ballard.
Mrs. Charles Deitz was called from Corning last week by the illness of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Louis Wood, who passed away Thursday afternoon.
It is understood that John Morse is to come soon from Kenosha, Wisconsis, for a visit to his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Edward P. Morse, the latter of whom has been very ill, but is convalescent.
Ernest Friends of Hornell, spent Tuesday night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Friends.
Thomas Cunningham of Elmira, visited friends in town Saturday and Sunday.
The Rev. E. P. Morse has purchased a seven-passenger automobile.
Miss Belle Foote is spending the week with Mrs. Harry Jenner in Rochester.
Miss Frances Gallatin spent last week in Elmira with her sister, Mrs. Malcom Gibson.
Norman Joralemon will move from the Pierce house, Elmira Street, to the Gould house in High Street, and Mrs. Victor Rockwell into the rooms vacated by the Joralemons.
Earl Rolison ran into a telephone pole near the residence of Henry B. VanDyne while coasting on Redington avenue last Thursday evening with such force that he did not regain consciousness until the next forenoon. He was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Rolison and a physician summoned. He was confined to his bed until Monday.
Miss Thalia Wilson spent Wednesday with friends in Hornell, N.Y.
Theodore Orbank and Jerry Taylor passed Sunday with friends in Canton.
Mrs. F. P. Case and Mrs. M. T. Thomas left Monday to spend a few days in Buffalo.
H. C. Sherman played with McHenry’s orchestra at the annual Charity Ball in Elmira last evening.
William DeWitt spent Sunday in Blossburg with his brother, John DeWitt who is steadily improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bloom attended the Charity Ball in Elmira last evening.
Mrs. T. F. Burgan and son, Paul, are spending some time with relatives in Cleveland.
Mrs. F. E. VanDyne and daughter, Mable, left yesterday for Old Point Comfort, Virginia.
Nicholas J. Farone has not found it possible until just lately to make the trip to California which he planned for the holiday season. He went by the Southern route, New Orleans being included in his itinerary.
Mrs. Turman H. Morse and little daughter returned to Elmira Wednesday following a short visit with relatives here.
Miss Minerva Flood of the High School faculty was called to Elmira yesterday by the death of her uncle, John Flood of Chicago.
The dancing class under the direction of Miss Betty Case of Elmira, closes this week, with a reception and special music by High School Orchestra.
The home and part of the contents of Asa S. Stevens, Secretary of the Grange Insurance Company, were destroyed by fire the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. VanHorn who have been with their sister, Mrs. Austin Leonard during February, left for their home in St. Paul, Minn., yesterday afternoon.
Smith Palmer suddenly became unconscious while driving on Redington avenue Tuesday afternoon. In falling from his sleigh he received slight injuries and was taken to the residence of John Luckey, Dr. Phillips was called and later Mr. Palmer was removed to his home.
Mrs. C. E. Parke has sold her farm in East Troy to W. W. VanNoy.
Mrs. J. D. Bradford comes next week from Barnesboro, Pa., for a visit to Troy relatives.
Mrs. William Erk and Mrs. Clark Joralemon visited friends in Athens and Elmira recently.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Rockwell paid a visit last week to their niece, Mrs. Harry VanHorn and family.
Miss Margaret Murray who has been visiting her aunt, Mr. John McGoughran, left Monday for Syracuse.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith of Syracuse who were called here by the death of their father, G. D. Smith, returned home Saturday.
Mrs. T. P. Rockwell was called to North Bend, Pa., near Renovo, last Sunday by the serious illness of her niece, Mrs. C. W. Wheeler.
Mrs. Leon Manley (nee Julia Price) and infant daughter, who have been spending some time with her parents returned to Rochester last Thursday accompanied by her mother, Mrs. W. O. Price.
Mrs. Charles M. Knox and young son will spend the summer in Colorado.
Mrs. Platt Coonley of Coxsackie, N.Y., formerly of Troy, is visiting her sister, Miss Jeannette Adams, in Elmira.
Harry F. Nice from the Superintendent’s office, Elmira, is the new day ticket clerk at the Troy railroad station in place of Fred Johnson, transferred to Southport Junction tower. Mr. Nice took up his new duties Sunday. He boards at Ed. Brown’s on Paine’s Hill.
Miss Rhea Barker was in the chorus as one of the pirates of the original operetta “Merry Wives” given by Elmira College students with so much success at the Lyceum Theater in that city last Friday evening. The production was under the direction of Frank Morgan McKnight, dean of the Elmira College School of Music.
Mrs. E. L. Teeter gave a birthday tea Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. S. B. Willett whose anniversary falls on February 29th, and who therefore has a real birthday only one in four years. The guests besides Mrs. Willett were Mrs. Edward E. VanDyne, Mrs. John Wolfe, Mrs. Emma Hepburn, Miss Mary Bliss, Mrs. Mary Morley, Mrs. L. H. Oliver, Mrs. F. W. Hovey, Mrs. L. H. Oliver, Mrs. Charles Teeter, Mrs. John A. Parsons, Mrs. M. E. Bailey and Mrs. Louden Budd.
E. E. VanDyne was in New York the first of the week.
The work has been begun of overhauling the Oliver house vacated by William Thompson and family.
The Men’s Club of the Presbyterian Church is to be entertained this evening by W. S. Sweet at his home.
Mrs. J. E. Kelley comes this week from Tuckerton, N.J., to visit her mother, Mrs. Catherine Maher and family.
Joe Hackett has moved into the Parsons home vacated by Mrs. M. Fitzpatrick who has gone to make her home in Lawrenceville.
A rumor not well founded is that Samuel Canedy will move from Sylvania into the Hill home to be vacated by the Messrs. Guild.
The Misses Marie Luther and Ethel Andrus of Canton have been guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Strope at Long’s Mills.
Messrs. John and M. J. Handran and James McGee attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Sullivan, a relative at Geneva the first of the week.
F. M. Fuller, master mechanic of the Maryland, Delaware & Virginia railroad, at Love Point, Md., paid a visit last week to his mother, Mrs. Mary Fuller in Springfield.
Hardin Gustin will enter the employ of E. VanDyne’s Sons as assistant to Manager Henry VanDyne. He is now in the railroad employ at the Troy freight station.
From the Peck home, Canton St., Elisha Guild will move into the apartments to be vacated by Leslie Pierce and Ernest Guild to the B. B. Mitchell house on Chestnut Street to be vacated by Horace Robinson when he moves into the Suscese house.
Mrs. Malcom Gibson and little son came yesterday for the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gallatin.
Miss Belle Carnochan left Monday to join her mother in Princeton on a visit to Dr. John Carnochan and family.
The farm of which Harry VanHorn, formerly of Troy, has been made General Superintendent, lies a mile and a half out of Salisbury, Md., and embraces 600 acres. It is owned by a Baltimore lumber firm. From fattening steers a change is to be made to milk production. About 150 cows will be kept at first, probably of the Guernsey breed. The rotation of crops planned by Mr. VanHorn includes a generous acreage of alfalfa. He was the choice of the owners out of 100 applicants. A good sized salary attaches to the position.
Dr. C. J. Marshall, State Veterinarian and a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, is to sail March 9th, for Europe to study the methods employed in caring for the horses in the military camps of England and France. He will also interest himself in infectious diseases that might find their way to this country. Dr. Marshall is a Bradford county boy who is recognized as one of America’s foremost veterinarians and veterinary surgeons. He is sent abroad by the University of Pennsylvania.
Volume LIII – Number 10 – Thursday – March 9, 1916
Miss Margaret King is in New York buying spring millinery.
Mrs. Harold Bevens and her son, Frederick Bevens, have leased an apartment in Brooklyn, where they will keep house.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Webster and Mr. And Mrs. Llewellyn Clark, all of Windfall, were transacting business in town last Wednesday.
A good likeness appeared in a late issue of the Northern Christian Advocate of John Sadler, formerly of Troy, who is now Judge Sadler.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McMahan were tendered a surprise party Tuesday evening at their home in Elmira St., by a small company of their friends.
Miss Edna Mather is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McMahan. Miss Mather is the daughter of Representative John C. Mather of Ulster.
William Maccarrick, late of Mansfield is the new man on Alparon Farm in place of Fred Barrett, moved to the Mrs. J. F. Pierce farm in Farmers’ Valley.
Former Commissioner Edson Harkson, who, with Mrs. Harkness, is spending the winter in Elmira, has purchased a house and lot and two vacant lots in that city.
Mrs. George Benson of the Porter Road, recently received from Kansas a gold watch and chain which had been held in trust for her more than forty years. Sixty years ago the watch and chain were purchased by Mrs. Benson’s mother from her savings as a school teacher in the Sunflower state. At her death she left it with a sister for Mrs. Benson. This sister died, passing on the watch to her son who in turn passed it along to the daughter of the original owner. It is a fine watch, larger than ladies watches are now made and has a gold dial. The chain is a long one. It cost $50 and the watch $100.
The annual banquet of Canton Odd Fellows to the members of Layd Canton Rebekah lodge was an enjoyable affair enjoyed by a company of 125. Floyd Newell, the Rev. Cadwell, Lee Preston, Otis Williams and Fred Newell responded happily when called upon by Toastmaster Joseph Mason. An Orchestra furnished music throughout the evening.
In connection with the report by our Granville Center correspondent of some extraordinary sales of Shorthorn cattle from the Glenside herd, one animal going for $5000 it will interest our readers to know that Frank Brace of Springfield had two animals in the recent Painesville, Ohio sale of Shrothorns one of which, a heifer brought $600, and the other a bull brought $450.
Mrs. Prince of Towanda, wife of Commissioners Clerk Fred R. Prince, last week received a cable gram from Honolulu, announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. T. B. Burlingham on Feb. 26th. Mrs. Burlingham was Miss Eunice Gregg who, before her marriage, used to visit in Troy in the home of the late H. S. McKean. She had many friends here and in Towanda where she visited her sister.
A. L. Rolison is again able to be out following several days’ illness.
William Sims and family move this week to Salisbury, Maryland.
A marriage license has been issued to William L. Shultz and Margaret K. Church both of Canton.
Mrs. William Erk goes the latter part of the week to visit friends in Honesdale and later to Philadelphia.
Dwight Rolison goes to Union on Friday of this week to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Andrew Hoffman.
Miss Alice Colony is spending a few days at Snedekers with her friend, Mrs. M. Fitzgerald (nee Olive Wolfe).
Frank P. Case has bought the Daniel C. Newell residence property on upper Redington avenue, for around $1700.
The Delta Alpha Class of the M. E. Church were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bohlayer Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Manley and children of Elmira were week-end guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Moffat in Canton street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Maher and little daughter of Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. John McKenna of Sayre, visited Mrs. Catherine Maher over Sunday.
Mrs. Theodore C. Hovey of New York City, formerly Grace Owen Walker of Elmira, is spending a few days the guest of Mrs. Charles B. Romer of 455 West Water Street, (Elmira Advertiser).
Recent changes in Elmira Street are Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark from rooms in Mrs. Lilley’s house to the Porter house and Harry Packard and family from their farm on the Porter road to the house vacated by the Clarks.
Two sleighloads came from Canton for the last meeting of the St. John’s Literary Club which was held Tuesday evening with Postmaster and Mrs. McNulty. The evening’s musical program included vocal solos by Miss Genevieve Brann of Canton, by our own Miss Costello and a trio in which Father Durkan took part.
Frederick Kerrick is seriously ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfred Johnson.
George W. Baxter is one of the auctioneers at the Tipton consignment sale of 175 head of pureblood Holsteins in Philadelphia this week. He goes to Madison Square Garden, New York, late in the month.
Elwin Allen was over from Canton on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. VanDyne left Thursday evening for New York and Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Wilcox visited their daughter, Mrs. L. O. Judson in Leolyn last week.
The late Mrs. Josephine Field of Leolyn was 60 years old and leaves a son and three daughters.
Mrs. A. W. Preston of Elmira spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Armstrong.
Capt. Newton Landon of Canton, received a wireless message from his daughter and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Bristol as they were nearing San Juan, Porto Rico, on their honeymoon.
Oscar Wright of Beech Flats, west of Canton, has gone to Chatham, Wyoming to visit his daughter.
Dr. and Mrs. Ballard entertained for a few days the latter’s cousin, Mr. Humphrey of Indianapolis, Ind.
William Riggs has returned to Evgeritt, Wash., following an extended visit to Canton relatives and friends.
In preparation for the coming match between Jesse Willard and Frank Moran, a former employee of the Troy Engine & Machine foundry, Otto Schibliner, is acting as Moran’s sparring partner. Schibliner is now known as Dan Daly. He is six feet six inches tall and well proportioned. He gave exhibitions of his great strength during the latter part of his residence in Troy at the fair, and in nearby places. Willard, whom Moran is to meet, is six feet seven inches tall, hence the desirability of a tall man of long reach in the Moran training camp.
Miss Mary Lewis is spending a time in Elmira with her aunt, Mrs. Mary Gould.
Mrs. Harry Johnson and her daughters, Harriet and Betty, returned on Monday to their home in East Aurora, N.Y., following a visit to Mrs. Henry S.Leonard and Mrs. Mary Morley.
At a meeting of the Presbyterian congregation on last Wednesday, Elders John A. Parsons and D. F. Pomeroy, Deaconess Mary E. Bowen and Deacon Samuel B. Aspinwall were re-elected.
Mrs. Malcom Gibson did not remain for the week-end with her parents. Instead she left her young son with Mr. and Mrs. Gallatin and her self went for a long cherished visit to relatives in York, Pa.
Miss Laura Fuller of Sheshequin and Allen H. Ross of this place were married Wednesday evening of last week, at the M.E. parsonage in East Troy by the Rev. Roy Brague. They will live in East Burlington.
Elmira Telegram social column: Thursday afternoon twenty-five ladies were entertained at bridge by Mrs. Brewster A. Long, of Troy, Pa. And Mrs. William T. Bailey at the latter’s home on West Clinton Street.
Already the work is under way of clearing the Newbery & Peck building of its store fittings, etc., in anticipation of the alterations to be made by the First National bank for its own use. Considine & Haskins of Elmira will be the architects of the new bank. Their drawings for the work have been accepted, subject possibly to some minor changes. The bank building committee is composed of Directors H. C. Carpenter, R. E. VanSyckel, F. L. Ballard and H. K. Mitchell. It is the plan to have the work done with as little delay as may be. That the new bank building will be an ornament to Troy goes without saying.
Volume LIII – Number 11 – Thursday – March 16, 1916
Messrs. Harold and Harden Gustin spent Sunday in Elmira.
Miss Minerva Flood spent Sunday with her parents in Elmira.
Dr. Boyer’s home, upper Canton Street, is being wired for electric lights.
Mrs. George G. Beardsley visited Mrs. C. M. Harding in Canton last Friday.
Miss Margaret Willour of the Arnot-Ogden hospital, Elmira, was in town Tuesday.
Miss Anna Bottcher is visiting her sister, Mrs. Andre J. Strong in Elmira.
Mrs. C. W. Carrier and daughter have returned from an extended visit in Williamsport.
Mr. and Mrs. Meade Thomas were in Williamsport Saturday to attend the funeral of Harold Stead.
Mrs. J. Franklin Pierce and Mrs. Joseph Joy were in Canton Saturday for a visit to the former’s sister, Mrs. T. Burk.
Miss Wells of the graduate nursing force of the Packer hospital at Sayre, is on a visit to her father in Omaha, Neb.
Dr. Layman has brought his household goods from Ulster during the week in anticipation of early occupancy of his new home.
Former Trojans, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parke of Elmira, spent part of last week with their children, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parke in Altoona.
Clarence Fisk of Tioga, feels that his sight is being restored by a woman specialist after sixty operations and several years of total blindness.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Burrows were in Elmira three days recently.
George Sweeney returns from Montour Falls to the employ of the Engine & Machine Company.
James Tawney is to move from Holcombe row into the Barrett house vacated by ola Lee who is to occupy the John Sucese house.
The Troy library management enjoyed and profited by a visit during the week from Miss Helen Rockwell, a former Towanda girl who is responsibly connected with the State library work at Harrisburg.
John Sullivan, a deserving farmer of Wells township, 31 years old, whose mind was unbalanced by a run of grip about two weeks ago, was taken to the Danville asylum form this boro Tuesday morning. His brother and Officer Fred Costello, went with him. His recovery is hoped for.
Miss Mary Bowen was in Canton last Friday and organized a branch of the Young Woman’s Missionary Society of the Lackawanna Presbytery, with the following officers: President, Mrs. H. M. Whitman; Vice-President, Miss Nellie Randall; Secretary, Mrs. J. R. Grinnell; Treasurer, Mrs. Q. A. Martin. Miss Bowen is secretary of the Presbyterial organization.
The new man at the Pennsylvania station in place of Hardin Gustin is F. W. Hendrickson of Cogan Valley, who began his new duties last Saturday.
The Mexican border troubles are brought a little nearer home when we read that “Honey” Powell, colored, a Towanda boy, is in the Tenth Cavalry, which is searching for the outlaw, Villa.
It is said of Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott of Cedar Ledge, whose 92d birthday was observed on Monday, that one of her diversions is to walk briskly the mile which separates her own home from that of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Cleveland.
Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Montanyea of Canton, are looking forward to an early visit from their daughter, Montanyea Perry, the author of “Zerah, a Tale of Old Bethlehem”, “Blossomy Cottage”, and other works of fiction, which have met with a gratifying sale.
The friends of Mrs. John C. Bigelow will be interested to know that she has sailed from the Pacific coast for a trip to China and Japan. On the way she will spend a time in Hawaii and the Philippines. Mrs. Bigelow expects to return to the United States in June.
H. J. Pierce was in Canton last Thursday on business.
John T. Parke of Elmira, is visiting Troy friends.
John H. McClelland was in Elmira yesterday.
Clarence Jones of Elmira was in town Monday.
Miss Jeanette McCabe visited Elmira friends over Sunday.
Rev. Edward P. Morse visited his mother at Glen Falls, N.Y.
Miss Carrie Williams of Elmira, is visiting Mrs. Albion Budd.
Miss Mildred Ballard is very ill at the family home in Elmira Street with diphtheria.
Mrs. L. D. Clark from Chicago, is sojourning with her sister, Mrs. Lucella Kenyon.
Miss Effie Alger and Miss Cecil Gladding left yesterday fro a visit to Philadelphia friends.
Charles Estep moves from the H. M. Spalding house (formerly Gustin) to the Kendall house in John Street.
George Riggs and family will occupy the Welch house, formerly the H. C. Rolison property, in Elmira Street.
Mrs. F. E. VanKeuren is making a good recovery from her operation of last Friday in the Robert Packer hospital.
Samuel Williams is to move from the H. C. Carpenter house across the street into the Edwin Pomeroy house vacated by Charles Coe and family, gone to Sayre.
Professor L. D. Conklin of Bozeman, Montana, son-in-law of the Rev. E. P. Morse of this place, is recovering from an attack of sciatic rheumatism.
Frank A. Mitchell of LaGrange, Ill., goes soon on a business trip to the Pacific coast. He will make a short stop at Colorado Springs, Colorado, his birthplace.
Among the Trojans who heard the violinist, Kreisler, at the Armory in Elmira Monday evening were, Mrs. F. L. Ballard, Mrs. H. C. Carpenter, Mrs. H. J. Pierce, Mrs. Harry Mitchell, Mrs. W. S. Sweet, Mrs. Joseph Joy, Miss Grace Sayles, Mrs. F. H. Hoffman, Mrs. E. L. Teeter, Mrs. John W. Pomeroy, Miss Charlotte Paine, Miss George O. Holcombe, Mrs. Henry VanDyne, Miss Anna Bottcher, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blackwell, Francis Ballard and Frederick Pomeroy.
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Mrs. Mary F. Bright was a Canton visitor on Monday of this week.
Towanda’s visiting nurse, Mrs. McCabe, reports 162 calls in February.
Phillip Williams has entered the employ of automobile and implement dealer, Harry S. Mitchell.
George F. Case has purchased of F. L. Ballard, the Helen Peck residence property in West Main Street.
The Oliver house, after its thorough overhauling, will be occupied by Mrs. Bessie Hughson, as a boarding house.
F. P. Case & Son have bought the Gustin property in West Main Street, formerly occupied in part by the Troy Gazette.
Mrs. C. W. Carrier and Miss Louise Carrier have returned to Troy from an extended visit in Williamsport.
The return of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Cosper and little daughter to Troy from their winter in Florida, is set for early May.
Mary Williams, daughter of Arthur Williams of Fall Brook Street is in the Sayre hospital for treatment. Her condition is serious.
An Elmira paper reports the marriage of Fowler Hogland and Ruth Barrett, both of Troy. The groom is understood to be not Hogland but Fowler Hoyles.
The Rev. Lowell McPhearson, who has served the Center Street Church of Christ as evangelistic supply so acceptably for some months goes soon to begin an extended evangelistic campaign at Birmingham, Alabama, the Pittsburg of the South.
Allen Kershner, a Towanda boy was one of the 34 men picked from the White Automobile force to go to Mexico with the fleet of auto trucks which the White Company recently delivered to the United States army. Kershner wired his mother his saafe arrival in Columbus, New Mexico.
Manley Tolbert has moved from the Phoenix house South Main Street to the Daniel Newell house which he has just purchased of Frank P. Case, Harry Chamberlain and family who shared the Phoenix house with the Tolberts went with them to their new home. Mr. Tolbert, who is a Troy Engine & Machine Company employee has in mind a poultry venture of some magnitude on the Newell property.
Earl Rice who has been ill the past few days is convalescent.
Miss Mildred Ballard is recovering nicely from her serious illness.
Miss Cora Ogden, a teacher in school No. 8, Elmira, who is known here, suffered the dislocation of an arm a few days ago by a fall. Miss Ogden is president of the Elmira Teacher’s Association.
Edward T. Green and Louis E. Allen of Powell and Robert Bates of Mansfield have enlisted for service in the army or navy at the recruiting station in Elmira, among many others from Elmira and nearby places.
Stephen Kenyon went as caretaker with the consignment of Holsteins which went forward Monday evening from the Terrace Farms to the Allendale Farm near Philadelphia. In the lot of four head were a 2 year old heifer and her young calf which brought $600.
Col. George W. Baxter goes to Madison Square Garden, New York next Tuesday and Wednesday as auctioneer at one of the Fasig-Tipton sales of Holstein cattle. Here will be a chance for the New York colony to see in action a son of old Bradford who like themselves looms upon the national screen, and , also, a chance for a look a some of the black and white cattle which have added themselves to the trinity of “Boys, butter and buckwheat” which used to be talked about as the county’s principal products.
Says the North American: “There are rolling stones in the North Tier that gather no moss, but Henry Arnold , of Granville township, Bradford county, is not one of them. For fifty years he has resided in the same house, contented. In addition, for more than that period of time he has plied his trade of blacksmith in the same shop. To paraphrase a popular poet: ‘Week in, week out for fifty years they’ve heard his bellows blow, they’ve heard him swing his heavy sledge with measured beat and slow like a sexton ringing the village bell when the evening sun is low.’ His motto, ‘Keeping everlastingly at it brings success,’ is proved.”
At Sayre last Friday morning fire destroyed business blocks owned by M. F. and John Mee and John Touhey. Arthur C. Peter who had a tailor shop on the second floor of the Mee block, dropped his 5 year old daughter to safety to a man on the pavement. His mother, and father were overcome by smoke and had to be carried out. The latter was restored only by the use of oxygen. The tenants of the burned property besides Mr. Peter were John Shea a plumber, the Miller Electric Co., and the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. The total loss was $25,000.
A Sylvania lady, Mrs. Cameron, made on Tuesday her twentieth consecutive weekly trip to the Sayre hospital for treatment.
John Parke of Elmira, Troy High School, ’13, is planning to enter Cornell this fall for a course in engineering.
A small child playing with matches in an upper bedroom set fire to the home of John Shaw near Mansfield which was entirely consumed. The child was saved.
Master Rexford Edwards, whose mother, Mabel Updyke Edwards, is known here, is in a very bad way physically, for having been hit on the eye with an icy snow ball.
Austin Stull, a former Canton boy, figured in a street row at Monessen, Pa., in which one man was killed and eight others placed under arrest. Stull is a police officer and he came to the rescue of a fellow officer whose life was in danger at the hands of the mob.
Misses Elnora and Belle Burns and Robert Burns were in Alba on Sunday.
Hon. Willard D. Morse, formerly of Troy, is the teacher of the very large bible class in the Athens M. E. Church. His knowledge of the bible and efficency as a teacher are spoken of by the members with a good deal of enthusiasm.
Col. George A. Dodd, whose name appears among the cavalry commanders in pursuit of Villa over the Mexican border, was a neighbor in Williamsport of Mr. Long, the Troy Engine and Machine pattern maker. Col. Dodd was born in Lycoming county, taught school there, and has had wide experience as a cavalryman on the frontier. He has several children who were educated in the Williamsport schools.
Edward Miller was confined to the house several days last week with rheumatism.
E. L. Lewis will have the use of Mrs. Bigelow’s green houses this spring for growing garden plants.
John Sucese and Howard Grosjean are moving from Railroad Street to their new home in High street.
R. L. Feddersen, late chemist at the John Wildi condensery here, has been transferred to the Company’s plant at Lewisburg, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Knight of High Street, were tendered a surprise party on Saturday evening by a small company of their friends.
A nice sum was added to the treasury of the Disciple church by a dinner on Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hewitt in King Street.
C. J. Heckler who was at the Troy condensery for a week, recently is in charge of the John Wildi Co.’s new plant at Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Frederick H. Johnson of Southport Junction, is taking advantage of the bankruptcy law to clear himself of liabilities in this boro and vicinity aggregating $1,500 or more.
The umbrella mender, Patrick Doran, who ws injured by falling or rolling from the pilot of an engine while on his way from Canton to Troy, was taken to a Williamsport hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bearc, Mr. and Mrs. Gerden Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Stanton made up a party to Altus Grange Hall Tuesday evening for the play “Between Two Lives”.
Mrs. Will Riley, Mrs. Roy Hill and son, Kenneth, formerly of Troy now of Coal Center, Pa., spent the week end with their old neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beach who entertained a company of old friends for them on Saturday evening.
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Thomas Matter was in Elmira on Monday.
George Riggs spent part of last week in LeRoy.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Everitt VanDyne spent Monday in Elmira.
Meade Thomas is recovering from more than a week’s illness.
Mrs. G. W. Plunkett and son of Elmira Heights spent Saturday at M. J. Hewitt’s on King Street.
Last week W. W. Brooks paid a visit to the farm on which he was brought up and slept in the room he occupied 66 years ago.
Mrs. VanKeuren comes home Sunday from Sayre, accompanied by her daughter, Helen, from Cornell for the Easter vacation.
Misses Leah Barker and Madeline VanSyckel are home for the Easter recess, the former from Elmira College and the latter from National Park Seminary.
Elmira Star-Gazette: Masters Llewellyn and William Hickok and Austin V. Young of Troy, are spending the week-end at the home of A. C. Young on College Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Darrow announce the engagement of their daughter, Myrtle E. to Morey G. Swain of Horseheads, N.Y. The marriage will take place in the near future.
Frank S. Brace, the purebread Milking Shorthorn breeder of Columbia Cross Roads, recently sold seven head to H. L. Cobb and Son of Independence, Iowa, to be shipped by express.
Glenn P. Stevens, formerly of this place, later manager of the Gridley, Fuhrman & Martin hardware, Southside store of Elmira, has resigned his position to accept a better position with the G. W. Peck hardware on State Street. His many friends are pleased to note his advancement since locating in Elmira.
Last Thursday evening about 6 o’clock fire destroyed the upper part of Mail Carrier Lee Reynolds’ barn at the corner of King and High Sts. Mr. Reynolds does not know how the blaze started. The loss is covered by insurance.
Among the season’s building improvements will be the erection of a barn on the Jackson farm without beams or purlins under the Flickinger patent. The only other barn of this type in this section was put up a year or two ago on the Lloyd F... farm in Wetona.
Dr. T. Ben Johnson of Towanda, has tendered his resignation to the State Health Department as county medical inspector and physician in charge of Tuberculosis Dispensary No. 44 for Bradford county after five years of service. His successor has not been named.
Charles E. Osborne, an old man, said to be the wealthiest in Sayre was arrested Saturday morning on the charge of theft. John L. Shea a plumber and R. A. Miller, dealer in electrical fixtures, had missed things. They came to suspect Osborne, and ordered him to stay away from their places of business. He continued to hang around and finally was caught with ten pounds of resin in his pockets. He pleaded guilty, and paid $ ..0 for the goods he had supposedly taken and $6.12 costs.
A birthday surprise party of twenty Tuesday evening at her home for Mrs. H. J. Pierce proved to be on the anniversary also of Henry B. VanDyne, one of the guests.
Former Recorder W. J. McCabe is asking the Lehigh Valley railroad to reimburse him for loss of time, etc., which followed the injury of his foot at Falls, Pa., last October, when a piece of machinery was being unloaded from a Lehigh car.
John Preston of Canton, was in town Tuesday.
Elvin Preston of Canton, visited friends here on Thursday.
Mrs. Joseph Preston spent last Thursday with Canton friends.
Mrs. William Pettingill of Elmira, visited Mrs. C. J. Bloom on Monday.
Mrs. Margaret Kennedy has returned from a visit to her daughter Mrs. LaCelle Granteer, in Minnequa.
William Summers and family will occupy part of Mrs. Margaret Kennedy’s house in upper Redington Avenue.
Miss Bessie Ward of Mansfield State Normal, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward in Troy township.
An Elmira paper says Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sweeney of Troy, have announced the engagement of their daughter Lottie to J. N. Weiss of that city.
Mrs. Willard Price and little son, are spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Luckey in Redington Avenue. Mr. Price was here over Sunday.
Mr. H. A. Monro, of Morris Run who purchased the J. W. Merritt & Son stock of goods at Canton, has moved the stock to Blossburg where he has leased a store.
Mrs. G. H. Spencer of Lawton, Mich., returned home last Thursday after visiting friends in Canton and Troy. She was accompanied by Miss Isabell Ayers of Canton.
That Douglas Shipman, who was found dead in Towanda Sunday morning carried most of his savings about with him in his daily work, as brought to light when Chief Watson searched the dead man’s pockets. Instead of a few dollars he found $826 in carefully folded bills. Hidden away about the house were $98 in gold and $8 in silver.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Bailey go next Tuesday for their annual visit in Washington, D.C., to their son, Percy M. Bailey and family of the Pathfinder.
John H. Morse arrived Tuesday evening from Kenosha, Wis., for the first visit in more than a year to his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Edward P. Morse.
Mrs. E. B. Woodward has returned to her home in Berrytown from a visit to her son, W. Hermon Woodward, in Elmira.
Harry M. Cleaver, who is just back from a business trip to China, spent yesterday with his mother and other relatives here.
Drs. Jennings and Booth of Elmira; Dr. Haines of Sayre; Dr. Parsons of Canton, and Dr. Johnson of Towanda, were in town on Tuesday as witnesses or experts in the case of Timothy Burke’s executors vs. The Northern Central Railroad Company. The lawyers in the case were T. S. Hickok and Lilley & Wilson for the plaintiffs and Kuykendall & Davies for the defendant company. The action was for damages for injuries sustained by Mr. Burke on the depot platform at Canton when a truck used for loading baggage ran into him.
The Elmira Colony at Lemen City, Florida, celebrated St. Patrick’s day with a hobo party at the Ferguson Garage. According to a Miami paper the guests came dressed in “Hobo” raiment and provoked much fun. Clam chowder, Coney Island hot dogs and York State apples were served. Music was furnished by W. B. Savage on his banjo, accompanied by Mrs. William Qua. Singing and dancing took place under the red, green and blue shaded lights. Mr. Qua was surprised by a gift from the women of the colony, a handsome pipe, presented on the occasion of his birthday. Among those who registered on the “Hobo” tablet were Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hughson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cosper, Mr. and Mrs. William Qua.
Says the Towanda Review: “E. B. Redington of Troy has established a record which will be hard to eclipse. Mr. Redington has lived in the same house for 66 years, and uses a barn on his place which is 72 years old. Last December Mr. Redington dismantled a barn on his place which had been in use 90 years.
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