Sylvania News Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1912
“Days of shadow, days of sun
Come and go for everyone;
Dear one, I would wish for thee
Many sunny years to see.” – Cecelia Havergal
Both the editor and the scribe are sorry that the news letter of last week got lost somewhere on the way. Some of the items cannot be reproduced.
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Young left for Nebraska on Monday forenoon of this week
Prof. F. W. Card left on Sunday night to do institute work in Somerset and Cambria counties.
Considering the severe night there was a good attendance at the social at Tracy parsonage on last Friday night. An enjoyable evening was spent by those present.
The Week of Prayer is being observed in the Presbyterian church this week.
Elder Paterson of Troy preached in the Disciples church last Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Miss Cecil Alexander is visiting friends in Port Gibson and Newark, N.Y.
“The country towards which we travel ought to be recognized by our life.”
“For life is the mirror of king and slave;
‘Tis just what we are and do;
Then give to the world the best you have
And the best will come back to you.” - Madeline S. Bridges
Mrs. O. C. Strait spent the greater part of last week in Elmira visiting her sister, Mrs. Jane Barnes, and other friends.
Floyd I. Bradford was in Rochester, N. Y., last week as one of the judges in the poultry show. This week he is in Auburn, N. Y., as one of the judges in the poultry show there.
Born on Monday of last week to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ripley, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Keener of Sayre on Tuesday of last week a son, which they have named David Alexander. Mrs. Keener was a Sylvania girl, Alice, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans.
Miss Elsie May Monro, only daughter of Mrs. Milo Blackmer, and Dwight
Sullivan, were married at the home of the bride’s mother on Monday, Jan. 15th, by Rev. A. G. Cameron. The young couple is spending their honeymoon in Elmira.
James Nash has bought from Lou. Slingerland the Tinkham house and expects to move about the 1st of February.
The Creamery Company has built an ice house on their lot and it is being filled this week with the finest quality of ice.
Cold, so cold here that
“The yellow rooster froze his feet a wanin’ through the snow,
And now he leans ag’in the fence when he starts to crow.”
Social at the Hall on Saturday evening this week. Supper will be served at 5 o’clock.
Honor roll, Sylvania school, fourth month. Raymond Bahr, Ladrue Berry, Sam Canedy, Lynn Card, Fenton Card, Merrill Card, William Crandle, Harry Crandle, Everitt Crandle, Leroy Heib, George Monro, Claude Palmer, Helen Embrey, Viola Howell, Florence Kerrick, Genevieve Merritt, Pauline Nash, Ellen Preston, Margaret Swain, Dorothy York –20. Enrolled, 34; average for the 4 months, 31.
“Many men are passionately devoted to party who care nothing at all about truth.”
The world has weary hearts
That we can bless and cheer,
And the smile for every day
Makes sunshine all the year
Mrs. C. H. Mosher recently spent a week with her son, Dr. Sherman Mosher and his family in Williamsport.
Quite a few of the children of the community are sick and out of school. Harry and Ann Preston are quite sick and so is Lynn Card. A few of those who were sick last week are back in school this week.
Mrs. W.H. Bradford was quite ill last week but is better this week.
Miss Kate Hill of Farmer’s Valley visited at D. W. Bahr’s last week.
Mrs. O. F. Robbins was in Troy and Elmira the latter part of last week.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold a social and serve a New England supper at the residence of Mrs. Fanny Waldo on Friday evening of next week.
The Rebekah’s from the Sylvania lodge go to Springfield on Friday evening to help institute a new lodge there.
The Bardwell’s [Hiram] had a narrow escape from being burned out on Monday evening. The fire started in the garret but was discovered in time and help was summoned by telephone. Mrs. Bardwell while hurrying down stairs to call help fell and hurt her shoulder quite badly, but no bones were broken and it is hoped she will rapidly recover.
Rev. A. G. Cameron gives his lecture, “Life in Colonial Days,” at Cross Roads on Friday evening.
“If you cannot be a lighthouse be a candle.”
“Twixt optimist and pessimist
The difference is droll.
The optimist sees the doughnut
The pessimist the hole.”
The sick are all improving steadily and we hope will be able to attend to their daily tasks soon.
C. P. Mosher was down from Elmira on Thursday of last week to visit his parents but his stay was brief.
Mrs. R. R. Soper [Alice Waldo] and Miss Christine Waldo spent Monday and Tuesday in Elmira.
Charles Calkins is moving to the Calkins farm on the Porter road this week
The Odd Fellows had their annual banquet in the hall on Thursday.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church held their annual business meeting with the president, Mrs. Cameron, at Tracy parsonage, Thursday, Jan. 25. The officers were re-elected and are as follows: Pres., Mrs. A. G. Cameron; Vice-Pres., Mrs. Finley Furman: Secy., Mrs. R. R. Soper; Treas., Mrs. W. G. Mosher. After the business was transacted refreshments were served and a pleasant social hour spent.
Mrs. Allen is visiting her mother Mrs. J. M. Dann, and helping to take care of Bert Dann who was very sick for a few days but is now gaining rapidly. Mrs. Allen is accompanied by her son.
Mrs. D. D. Alexander is having an attack of grip but is gaining slowly.
Mrs. F. W. Card of “Morningside Farm” is spending the week with her friends in Cazenovia.
James Nash expects to move into the house he bought from Lou Slingerland as soon as he can.
“Smile a smile;
While you smile another smiles
And soon there’s miles
And miles of smiles,
And life’s worth while
If you but smile.” – Jane Thompson
Prof. F. W. Card went on Sunday night to Armstrong Co. for Institute work. He expects to be gone all the month.
L. L. Gregory, of Elmira, was down for the Odd Fellows’ dinner and reunion and spent a few days visiting his old neighbors and friends.
Mrs. J. M. Dann has been quite ill with pneumonia, but is slightly better.
James Nash still keeps quite ill but he seems to be gaining a little.
Miss Kate Hill, of Farmer’s Valley, spent several days last week at D. W. Bahr’s.
Leslie E. Card, Cornell ’14, is spending the week at his home here. He is having a week’s vacation between terms.
Miss Christine Waldo spent last week in Elmira, returning home on Saturday evening.
Mrs. Esther Waldo and son, Charles, spent a few days at the end of last week with her father, James Cowan, at Fassett.
Mrs. M. H. Taylor and son, Kenneth, were in Elmira on Saturday last.
The social at Mrs. Waldo’s was well attended and those present had a very enjoyable evening.
A number from here attended the telephone hearing before Judge Cameron in Wellsboro on Wednesday.
Mrs. Hiram Bardwell is spending the week with her son and his family in Middlesex, N.Y. She is recovering slowly from her accident.
If you have a poor memory you can cure yourself by lending small sums to your friends. - Brass Tacks.
“Other people have their faults,
And so have ye as well;
But all ye chance to see or hear,
Ye have no right to tell.”
Miss Christine Waldo spent part of last week with friends in Elkland, Pa.
Leslie E. Card returned to Cornell on last Friday morning.
Mrs. O. F. Robbins was called to Athens the end of last week by the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Ruggles.
Mrs. C. H. Mosher has been quite ill for a number of days but is slightly better. All the other sick ones are gaining steadily.
The drama given by the Rebekah Lodge was well staged, the parts well taken and was successful all through.
We almost had a disastrous fire in the community. Late on Saturday night the store of S. M. Canedy & Co., was found to be on fire and but for the help at hand from the Odd Fellows, who were just getting home from lodge, this building and others too, would have been destroyed. The loss, while a considerable, might easily have been much more. The hall in which the Rebekahs, meet, above the store, was damaged a good deal by smoke and water and some of their furniture and belongings were hurt quite a good deal. [I believe this building is at the corner of Main Street and Mountain Avenue, now converted to housing – a store was operated there by my father, Charles E. Stanton, Jr. and later by Bowen (Bob) O. Card, Jr., and after him by Merle Merritt, for whom I worked while going to college at Mansfield in the early 1950’s. - DFS]
“I know when it’s snowin’
God’s roses are growin’
So I just keep a-livin’ along!” - Frank L. Stanton
A large delegation of Rebekahs from here went to Springfield on Tuesday to assist in organizing a lodge there.
Mrs. Martha Mosher is much better. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. S. Mosher, who was caring for her for a few days has returned to her home in Williamsport.
L. C. Mosher is home from Elmira for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Burley of Basket Street, who were both sick with the grip, are much better and are able to be out again.
“Do not be so anxious to put something by for a rainy day that you forget to take enjoyment in the pleasant weather.” Y. C.
“To make the world a friendly place
One must show a friendly face.”
Mrs. Dwight Reynolds is quite ill at the home of her mother, Mrs. Milo Blackmer.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher[Carrie Packard], Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper and Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Bradford spent the week-end in Elmira with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peck.
The dinner at the Disciple church on last Thursday was well attended considering the cold day. Those present enjoyed a good dinner and had a nice social time. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson came up from Troy to be present.
Miss Christine Waldo has gone to New York to get posted on spring styles and to purchase goods for the millinery department of an Elkland store, which has engaged her services.
Mrs. Peleg Peck of Troy was in town the latter part of last week looking after the Evans property, which belongs to her. She is putting the house and property into good shape and expects to make this one of the neatest and coziest places in the borough.
Howard Embrey began work for Cole Smith, Bailey Hill, on Monday of this week. He expects to work for him for the season.
L. C. Mosher has returned to Elmira. He is working for the Hatfield Motor Truck Co.
Nelson Mosher, one of the old residents of Sylvania, had a paralytic shock on Friday night of last week and died on Monday morning. The funeral was held from the Disciple church on Wednesday forenoon, Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.
It is reported that F. E. Waldo has re-enlisted in the U. S. Army for another term of service. He served with the army in the Philippines and had much active service there and was honorably discharged at the close of the period of his service.
Rev. A. G. Cameron attended the meeting of the Ministers’ Club in Elmira on Tuesday.
Mrs. Helena Bradford entertained the “Golden Thimbles” on Saturday of last week in honor of Miss Christine Waldo who soon leaves for her new duties in Elkland.
What Our Sylvania Neighbors Are Doing
“It takes a life of woes and joys
Of taking and of giving,
Of smiles and tears, of hopes and fears
To learn that life’s worth living.”
There was a considerable changing around last week, James Nash moved into the house he bought form Lou Slingerland. Wesley Wood and family have moved from the F. D. Bradford’s farm to the Lyman Smith farm on the State Road, Sullivan. John Campbell and family have returned to their farm on the Porter road and Warner who was on the Campbell farm works the Taylor farm. Harry Snyder who was on the Taylor farm has rented “Elmwood,” and Gus Embrey and family are moving to Voltus to work on the Bradford farms. [Note from Joyce - It was customary in earlier times for all or most household moves to take place in March in rural areas. It was ahead of the agricultural season, and everyone moved at once ready to start farming activities in a new location.]
Dummer Sweet and family are cozily settled in the house he bought from Mrs. Helen Card.
There are two or three vacant houses in Sylvania at present but there are prospective occupants for them all.
J. Z. King has bought the Evans place from Mrs. Peleg Peck.
The Rebekahs served dinner at the Ballard sale in Sullivan on Thursday of last week and netted a good snug sum.
Clark Smith, well known here, has gone to Rochester to take a position in the big Sibley store.
The social at D. D. Alexander’s on Friday evening last was an exceedingly pleasant one.
Charles Bardwell is home for a few days while recuperating form the grip.
F. I. Bradford of the “Sunnyside Poultry Yards,” has built several new chicken houses with the latest ideas embodied in them.
Mrs. Alice Fraley spent the weekend with Miss L. C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe [Burritt] Ballard at “Roselawn.”
Mrs. Mertie Hagar spent two weeks recently with her friend, Mrs. May Parsons Lonsbury at Amsterdam, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Bradford of Voltus, are rejoicing over the birth of a son born on Feb. 29.
Miss Emma Smith has gone to Elmira to work.
Mrs. Rexie Hager and daughter Glendora, spent a few days with friends in the boro recently.
George T. Mosher was ill for a few days and not able to be in school, but is gaining.
Mrs. Fred Welsh of Sullivan, spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Palmer.
The Sylvania Dramatic Club gave their play at East Troy on last Friday evening to a good house.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Borden are moving to the Stevens farm. Mr. Borden is in the employ of David York.
L. L. Alexander is moving this week from Sullivan to Troy.
A party of friends gathered in the cozy home of Charles Ballard and his daughter Mary on Tuesday to help him celebrate his birthday. Although feeling the weight of years, Mr. Ballard is as sprightly as many men very much younger than he is.
“For this is the way and the only way,
At least, so it seems to me;
It is up to you to be and do
What you look for in others – see?”
Miss Vera Palmer spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Fred Welsh, in Sullivan. Miss Pauline Nash spent the weekend with Vera Palmer at Mrs. Welsh’s.
S. M. Canedy has taken a holiday and has gone to visit relatives and friends in New York City and is some of the New Jersey towns. He expects to be gone a week or two.
James Nash is much better and is able to be out again.
George Calkins has gone to the lake region of New York to work for the summer.
Prof. F. W. Card is expected home from institute work the end of this week.
R. R. Soper was loading hay in Wellsburg, N. Y. this week. Mrs. R. R. Soper spent the early part of the week visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Keener [Alice Evans] in Sayre, Pa.
L. L. Alexander and family spent the weekend at D. D. Alexander’s.
Rev. A. G. Cameron gave a talk on “A Trip to Some Famous Places,” illustrated by a splendid collection of the state slides, in Sylvania, on Thursday evening, and in Cross Roads on Friday evening of last week.
Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Cameron entertained the members of the Session and Board of Trustees of the Sylvania church and their wives at dinner on Thursday.
Mrs. M. A. McDowell is spending the week in Watsontown, Pa.
Myron McDowell of Troy, is spending the week with his brother, M. A. McDowell.
“Life is a burden – bear it;
Life is a duty – dare it.” –Father Ryan
Miss Christine Waldo goes on Saturday to Elkland to take up her millinery duties there.
O. F. Robbins is in Athens visiting in the home of his brother-in-law, John Ruggles.
The Hager sale took place last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Cole Hager have moved back into their own house in the village.
The Rebekahs gave a surprise party as a house warming to Mr. and Mrs. Dummer Sweet on Thursday evening of last week.
Mrs. S. M. Canedy invited a number of the friends of her son John to a party in the Rebekah Hall in honor of his 15th birthday. The chaperones were Mrs. Canedy, Mrs. York, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Will Sherman. The young folks spent a very enjoyable evening. Refreshments, consisting of ice cream, cake, etc., were served. Many hearty congratulations and good wishes were given to John for a happy year.
Mrs. Nellie Grinnell and daughter, Alice, of Elmira, spent Saturday with Mrs. Grinnell’s parents, Squire and Mrs. Calkins.
Mrs. Charlie Calkins has been quite ill at their home on the Porter road.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Card, Miss Pauline and baby Lucile and Mrs. Ray I. Smith and Miss Gladys spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Soper and baby Rex spent last week with Mr. Soper’s parents in Sopertown.
Frank Kerrick, who lived for the last few years in the Wheeler house, died very suddenly of heart failure on Sunday night. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.
“Do not falter or shirk;
But just think out your work,
And then work out your think.” – Nixon Waterman
Miss Lydia C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe Ballard entertained Mrs. C. E. Gladding, Miss Cecile Gladding and Miss Effie Alger for dinner on Wednesday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thurston, on their way from Virginia to Cazenovia, stopped over a few days at “Morningside,” leaving for their further journey on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Thurston is a sister of Mrs. Card.
Dana [Card]is sick and out of school this week, but is gaining and it is hoped will be able to return to school on Monday.
Mrs. O. F. Robbins was called to Sayre on Tuesday by the illness of Mr. Robbins, who is there.
Rev. A. G. Cameron attended the Ministers’ Meeting in Elmira on Tuesday.
About a dozen from here attended the drama at Gillett on Saturday evening.
W. M. Bird of Overton, was in Troy on jury duty and spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bardwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bristol of Covert, visited at Horace Alexander’s on Tuesday.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church will hold a social at Mrs. Fanny Waldo’s on Friday evening.
Mrs. Milo Blackmer was in Elmira this week helping to care for Mrs. Waitie Mann, who has been laid up with rheumatism.
Wesley Wood, who worked for F. D. Bradford last year, died on Monday afternoon, after a brief illness. He had just moved to the Lyman Smith farm on the State road. The sympathy of this whole community goes out to his family in this affliction.
Honor roll of Sylvania school forth sixth month: Raymond Bahr, Ladrue Berry, William Crandle, Leroy Heib, George Munro, Lewis L. Palmer, George Burritt Taylor, Viola Howell, Florence Kerrick, Vera Palmer, Ellen Preston, Helena Smith, Claude Palmer – thirteen.
Joseph Vought has returned from Mildred, Pa., to the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. W. Bahr.
P. A. Slade of Canton, made a business trip to this, his old home, on Wednesday.
“Keep the heart a-singing
Others hear the song
And your cheerful music
Helps the world along.” – Arthur J. Burdick
Prof. G. B. Strait of Johnstown, Pa., is spending the Easter vacation with his parents in this place.
Miss Margaret Mosher of Elmira is spending the week with friends in Sylvania and vicinity.
Mrs. Stowell Grinnell and her children, Carrol and Alice are visiting her parents, Squire and Mrs. Calkins.
Hal Slingerland is spending the week with his grandfather Asa Slingerland.
S. M. Canedy has been sick for the past week but is slowly improving.
Mrs. Fanny Waldo has gone to Jersey Shore to visit her brother Fred Patchen.
The Presbyterian social at Mrs. Waldo’s was well attended and a pleasant evening was spent by those who attended.
Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Cameron entertained for dinner on Wednesday, Prof. and Mrs. F. W. Card of “Morningside” and Prof. C. B. Strait of Johnstown, Pa.
“Back of the loaf is the snowy flour,
And back of the flour is the mill;
And back of the mill is the wheat and the shower,
And the sun, and the Father’s will.” – Maltbie D. Babcock
Prof. G. B. Strait returned to his duties in Johnstown, Pa., on Saturday last.
The Disciple ladies had a supper and social at the church on Saturday evening. There was a good attendance and a good time.
Leslie E. Card, Cornell ’14, came home for a brief vacation on Thursday last and returned on Monday.
John Evans of Sayre is visiting old friends and neighbors this week.
Bowen O. Card comes home on Saturday night from Ontario Veterinary College. The sessions close for the year this week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher went to Elmira, on Wednesday to attend a Golden Wedding Anniversary.
The Taylor school closed on Thursday of last week. The following pupils were awarded the bronze cross of the “School Honor Legion:” Annis King, Nellie King, Harry King, George King, Mildred Sweet, Mable Smith, Julia Smith, Harold Preston, Ruby Ripley.
The Bailey Hill school closed on Tuesday of this week.
The Presbyterian congregation had a very pleasant meeting at the church on Thursday evening of last week. The church was attractively arranged for the occasion and a wealth of potted ferns added to the beauty. First, there was a symposium presided over by Finley Furman, this followed by a social hour and the ladies served coffee, sandwiches and fried cakes. The program of the Symposium was as follows: First there was a devotional service led by the pastor, then an address by Prof. F. E. Card “The relation of the church to the community.” Ray I. Smith, Frank Luckey and George T. Mosher spoke briefly on the same subject. Then came a paper by Mrs. A. G. Cameron giving a summary of the work of the L. A. S., in the past 14 years. Mrs. Finley Furman, Mrs. R. R. Soper and Mrs. W. G. Mosher followed with appropriate and well chose remarks. Mrs. F. I. Bradford, then sang a solo very effectively. “Church Finances” was discussed by the treasurer, R. R. Soper, Finley Furman and others.
Mrs. Updyke of Roseville, is visiting her daughter Mrs. Dummer (Edith) Sweet
Mrs. Holmes of Brooklyn, N. Y., spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. D. D. Alexander.
Mrs. Alice Short of Pt. Gibson, N. Y., is visiting her friend, Mrs. F. W. Card at “Morningside.”
“Little tasks need little force;
Any Fool can make a Fan.
Leagues of Travel test the Horse,
Years of Service prove the Man.” – Chinese Proverb
The ladies of the Disciple church will serve ice cream in the church parlors on Saturday evening.
Miss Helena Bradford is visiting her friend, Mrs. Edith Grant Jenner, in Watkins, N. Y.
Louis Palmer spent the weekend with is sister, Mrs. Fred Welsh, in Sullivan.
George Calkins was home for the Primaries on Saturday.
It was considered best not to have school for the remainder of the school year, as the I. O.O.F. hall was not available. The work of rebuilding will begin as soon as plans and ways and means can be agreed on.
Mrs. Esther Waldo and son, Chas., leave on Monday for Kansas, where they expect to spend the summer with Mrs. Waldo’s mother. They are to stop over a few days at Fassett.
Mrs. O. F. Robbins came home on Monday from Sayre and Athens, where she had been for several weeks. She reports that Mr. Robbins in gaining slowly.
Some twenty-three of the Rebekahs from here went to Elmira on Friday of last week.
Crandle & Peasley, our milliners, have their goods in Austinville this week.
The Rebekah lodges of Springfield and Burlington were entertained for dinner on Thursday by the Sylvania lodge.
“God’s plan, I think, is best of all;
Each life some tears must know,
In sunny lands no rain-storms fall,
No flowers can ever grow.” – Dobson
“All sunshine makes a desert” – Arab Proverb
Mrs. Hallock Wolfe spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Finley Furman at “Sylvan Meadows.”
Mrs. Esther Waldo started on Monday for Footville, Wisconsin, not Kansas, as was stated last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Hager left on Monday for Amsterdam, N. Y., where they expect to work.
Rev. A. G. Cameron is to preach in Troy on Sunday morning so there will be no preaching service in Sylvania in the morning. Sunday school will be held at the usual hour and service as usual in the evening.
Joe King and family moved to Troy last week. They are living on Paine’s Hill.
Mrs. Mary Gray and little son, Wallace, of Grover, are spending the week with Mrs. Florence Card and other relatives in this place.
The Disciples had a lovely night for their social on Saturday last. They had a good attendance and a nice time.
Miss Hannah Luckey spent the greater part of last week with relatives in Sayre.
A quartette from Sylvania, consisting of Martin Hager, F. I. Bradford, Mrs. F. I. Bradford and Mrs. Florence Card sang at the Calkins funeral in East Troy last Friday.
Mrs. Egerton and her daughter, Mrs. Richmond, have returned to their home in this place after spending the greater part of the winter in Sullivan.
Honor roll for the Sylvania school, seventh month: Raymond Bahr, Sam Canedy, Harry Crandle, Bert Dann, Leroy Heib, George Monro, Lewis L. Palmer, Claude Palmer, Harry Preston, George Burritt Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, George Strange, Ray Dann, Viola Howell, Florence Kerrick, Genevieve Merritt, Pauline Nash, Vera Palmer, Ellen Preston, Anna Preston, Helena Smith, Dorothy York
Diamond-like this daily truth
Gleams from the page of Hindoo lore-
“Help thy brother’s boat across
-and lo! thine own hath gained the shore!” – Priscilla Leonard
George R. Keyes of Elmira, spent last week with his grandfather, William Keyes, and his mother Mrs. Marion Borden.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper spent the early part of the week in Elmira, going to Wellsburg, N. Y., to see the ruins left after the fire of Sunday morning.
Mother’s Day is to be observed in the Presbyterian church on Sabbath, May 12th. Special music and special speaking are arranged for.
Rev. A. G. Cameron attended the April meeting of the Minister’s Association on Tuesday.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church will hold a social at R. R. Soper’s on Friday evening of this week.
One of the pleasantest social events of the season took place at “Morningside” on Friday evening last. It was the 5th wedding anniversary of Prof. and Mrs. Card and they sent out about sixty invitations to a reception to be held in their home. Over fifty were able to be present and had a most enjoyable evening in this cozy home. Wedding dresses of the present and the past and some dresses going back forty or fifty years were worn. The decorations were bitter-sweet berries and festoons of pine and oak shavings. Choice and elaborate refreshments were served in the course of the evening. All went away wishing the host and hostess many happy wedding anniversaries as the years roll on.
The closing exercises of the Sylvania school were held in the Presbyterian church last Wednesday evening. There was a good attendance of the parents and those interested in the children. The following were awarded prizes. For attendance: George Monro, Ellen Preston, Vera Palmer and Florence Kerrick. The silver medal for spelling was given this year to the “B” class and was won by Viola Howell. The prize in the “A” class was won by Helena Smith. The writing prize went to Lynn Card. The following were enrolled in the School Honor Legion and were given the bronze cross: Dorothy York, Vera Palmer, Louis L. Palmer, Claude Palmer, Leroy Heib, Ladrue Berry, Modessa Crandle, Harry Crandle, Willie Crandle, Ellen Preston, Florence Kerrick, Raymond Bahr, George Monro, Viola Howell, Helena Smith, Lynn Card. Those winning the bronze cross can try for the silver cross and those winning the silver cross can try for the gold cross. The attendance through the year was very good and both teacher and pupils were thoroughly interested in the work. Mr. George T. Mosher made a very efficient teacher.
The Presbyterian social at R. R. Soper’s was well attended and a most enjoyable evening was spent by those who attended.
Mrs. C. E. Waldo returned home on Friday last from an extended visit to her brother, Fred Patchen, in Jersey Shore.
Rev. A. G. Cameron is attending Commencement exercises in Auburn, N. Y., for a few days this week.
The Disciples had a well-attended and pleasant ice-cream social in the church parlors on Saturday evening.
Prof. Card has presented the Presbyterian church with shrubs from his nursery to adorn the front lawn of the church. These were set out on Saturday and will soon be beautiful. If any one else has a gift of use or beauty that will help., those in authority will be gad to receive it.
Mrs. Martha Scouten returned the latter part of last week from her winter’s sojourn with Mr. and Mrs. Cutts in Riverside, Cal.
Emma Smith of Elmira, spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Leon Card. Her little sister, Hilda, returned to Elmira with her on Monday.
Mother’s Day at the Presbyterian church next Sabbath at the morning service.
“Stand upright, speak thy thought, declare
The truth thou hast that all may share:
Be bold, proclaim it everywhere
They only live who dare.” - Lewis Morris
Rev. Mr. Patterson of Troy, will preach in the Disciple church on Sunday evening instead of the afternoon.
The ladies of the Disciple Church will serve ice cream in the church parlors on Saturday evening.
Ezra Dann, one of the old residents of the community, died at his home at the foot of Bailey Hill, in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 12th. The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Patterson officiating.
Mrs. Anna Wolfe spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Finley Furman, and attended the Mother’s Day service on Sunday.
The Mother’s Day service held in the Presbyterian Church was listened to by a large and deeply interested congregation. Mrs. Finley Furman and Mrs. Alice Soper read carefully prepared and beautifully expressed papers. Prof. Card and the pastor gave addresses. Special music was provided by the choir. Mrs. Florence Card and Mrs. Alice Bradford sang a duet, Mrs. Bradford sang a solo; there was also a solo by Bowen O. Card with the chorus by a quartet. Miss Mildred Sweet recited very beautifully the Mother’s Day poem “The White Carnation,” by Margaret E. Sangster.
Miss DeWitt of Troy, spent the week-end with her Normal School companion, Miss Hannah Luckey.
Miss Mary Avery, who has made her home for years past with her brother, James W. Avery, died at his home on Saturday night of last week. The funeral service was held at the house on Monday afternoon and the burial was in the family plot in the Roseville Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. John Woodward met with a rather serious accident as they were coming to Sylvania on Saturday evening. Part of the harness gave way letting the pole of the wagon strike the ground. This frightened the horses and they ran, throwing both Mr. and Mrs. Woodward out of the buggy and shaking them up quite badly. Mrs. Woodward fell on her face and hurt her nose quite badly and bruised her face, but fortunately no bones were broken. Both are doing well.
“There is something to do for somebody
Always and everywhere,
Some little service of love to give,
Some little pleasure to share.” – Selected
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Card attended the meeting of the State Institute Filed force in Towanda this week. The meeting continued four days and there was a fine programme.
Mrs. Alice Bradford is in Reading this week as a delegate from Silver Link Rebekah Lodge to the Grand Lodge. George Lay is the representative from Sylvan Lodge, I. O. O. F., to the Grand Lodge meeting in the same place.
R. R. Soper is attending a meeting of the Undertakers’ Association at Wilkes-Barre.
Ladrue Berry is spending the summer with his father near Elmira.
Miss Ethel Card has been having a vacation trip to Sayre and Daggett. She has been off for several weeks.
Mrs. Hallock Wolfe is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Furman, at “Sylvan Meadows.”
Mrs. Lester Ripley and Miss Florence are in Elmira for an extended visit.
Mrs. J. M. Dann and Bert are in Laquin visiting Mrs. Dann’s daughter, Mrs. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Mosher and daughter, Eloise, spent the week-end with Mr. Mosher’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mosher.
There will be a Memorial sermon preached in the Presbyterian church at the morning service next Sabbath.
Mrs. Sarah Mosher from Albany, and her daughter, Miss Clelia Mosher, M.D., from Palo Alto, Cal., came this week to visit relatives and friends in the community.
“Companions sweet, why do you weep,
And where is cause for sorrow?
Alas,the May goes out today,
But June comes in tomorrow.” – Goodale
Our genial old friend, L. L. Gregory, came out from Elmira for Memorial Day and to visit old friends and neighbors.
The Ladies of the Disciple church will serve ice cream in the church parlors on Saturday evening.
The Presbyterians have an ice cream social at Mrs. Waldo’s on Friday evening of this week.
Rev. A. G. Cameron attended the May meeting of the Ministers’ Club in Elmira on Tuesday.
The Memorial service on Sunday was well attended. The special music by the choir was appropriate and well rendered.
W. G. Mosher has been laid up a number of days with sciatic rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. Cowan went to Fassett on Saturday to visit their son and returned on Monday.
Prof. G. B. Strait, B. A., of Johnstown, Pa., came on Thursday to spend the summer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Strait.
“I care not how she trifles
With sudden storms and chill,
She’s the June the poets sing about –
The world’s old sweetheart still.” – Stanton
Finley Furman and Prof. F. W. Card were in Wellsboro the early part of the week as witnesses in the telephone suit.
Mrs. Minnie Holmes and daughter Ina, of Mildred, Pa., spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bahr. The returned home on Tuesday and were accompanied by Mrs. Holmes’ father, Mr. Vought.
Rev. A. G. Cameron and Donald expect to leave early next week to attend Commencement at Oberlin College where Hugh Cameron graduates. They expect to be gone for two weeks visiting relatives and friends in Cleveland and Detroit as well as attending Commencement.
Mrs. Arch. Ruggles died at their home her on Tuesday afternoon, aged 83. Funeral services at the home on Friday at 2 o’clock.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Canedy and son Sam, John Canedy and Walter Card motored to Elmira on Monday and spent the day there.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher spent the week-end in Elmira, returning on Tuesday.
Mrs. Lay’s mother, Mrs. Smith, of Mainesburg, has been visiting her for two weeks. She returned home on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson of Horseheads, and Miss Louinda Eaton, of Elmira, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Heib, at the Sylvania House.
Mrs. W. J. Hinds of Kent, Ohio, and little daughter, Alice, spent some days recently with Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper. Mrs. Hinds is a sister of Mr. Soper. She expects to spend some time with her parents at Sopertown, and visiting her brothers and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. Eben Preston are spending the week in Elmira.
Mrs. Martha Mosher went to Williamsport the latter part of last week to attend the graduation exercises of her granddaughter, Lillian, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman Mosher.
Children’s Day will be observed at the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning.
Mrs. John Canedy and Mrs. Will. Canedy spent the early part of the week in Elmira.
Dr. G. H. Gustin, John Heib, J. W. Avery and Hugh Merritt were in Wellsboro on Wednesday.
Children’s Day was observed in the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and in the Disciple church Sunday evening. Large congregations listened to pleasing programs by the children of each of the churches. A well rendered solo by Mrs. Lou Slingerland added much pleasure to the evening program.
Rev. A. G. Cameron and Donald Cameron left on Tuesday morning for the commencement week at Oberlin, Ohio, and for a visit with relatives in Detroit and Cleveland.
Congratulations are extended to Bernice Dann [operated the cider mill at the homestead at the foot of Bailey Hill], who was married on Thursday of last week to Miss Ruth Brown of Troy.
George Lay spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Sayre.
Archibald Ruggles left on Tuesday morning for an extended visit with his sons in Towanda and Athens.
Mrs. Broderick of Pompey Hill, N. Y., visited her cousin, O. C. Strait, and other friends on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Leslie Card returned from Cornell University on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher spent the week end in Elmira.
Mrs. F. W. Card is spending the week at her old home, Cazenovia, N. Y.
Wendell Card, salutatorian of the class of 1912, Troy High School, is enjoying the Washington trip with the other members of the graduating class.
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Slingerland of Elmira, are visiting relatives and friends in town.
Clifford Scouten is working during vacation for Ed. Ruggles, in Sullivan.
Mrs. Martha Mosher left Wednesday afternoon to visit her son and other relatives in Elmira.
Mrs. A. A. Garman returned from Philadelphia last Thursday to spend the summer months at her home in Sylvania.
Mrs. J. Hollenbeck has been visiting her sister in Elmira for a couple of weeks.
District Deputy, Elizabeth McKean, of Towanda, and her husband were present at the installation services of Silver Link Lodge last Thursday evening. Mrs. Frank Luckey is the new N. G., Mrs. Will Watkins, V. G., and Mrs. W. G. Mosher, Sec. Refreshments were served during the evening.
Mrs. W. G. Mosher and Mrs. R. R. Soper entertained a company of ladies very pleasantly on last Thursday afternoon for the benefit of the Presbyterian church.
A slight conflagration in the store of Soper & Mosher caused some excitement last Friday morning. No particular damage was done.
Miss Cecile Alexander spent several days with her parents last week.
Miss Lula Card of Elmira, is spending the week at home.
Miss Hannah Luckey is attending the commencement exercises at Mansfield.
James Cowan of Fassett, visited his father, who is quite ill, on Saturday.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church will hold their usual monthly social at the home of Mrs. Florence Card on Friday evening of next week, June 28th.
The many friends of Mr. O. C. Strait will be saddened to know of his death, which occurred on Monday, June 17th. The funeral services, in charge of the Odd Fellows Lodge, were held on Wednesday, June 19th, at 1:30 p.m. Rev E. P. Morse officiated in the absence of Rev. A. G. Cameron.
Dr. Clelia Mosher [daughter of Cornelius D. and Sarah Burritt Mosher], who has been visiting her mother and other relatives, left for Baltimore on Tuesday.
Mrs. Abbie Dann visited her daughter in Elmira last week.
Miss Pauline Nash visited at A. D. Ballard’s in Mansfield last week
Friends from away who came to attend the funeral of Mr. O. C. Strait were: Mrs. Sanford Strait, Mrs. Vedder and Mrs. Henry Gardner of Wellsboro; Mrs. Sherman Hickok, Caledonia, N. Y.; Mrs. Haflett, Canton; Mrs. A. E. Landon, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Gray and sons, Charlie and Worden, of Grover.
Mrs. Lizzie York and Dorothy were Elmira visitors last week.
Miss Cecile Alexander, who came from Troy for a short stay at home, is having an enforced vacation, owing to illness.
L. L. Alexander of Troy, and family are thoroughly enjoying their new Ford car and sharing the pleasure with Sylvania friends.
The work on the road, under the supervision of Mr. Luiderman, was transferred this week from Hagar’s woods to Bailey Hill. Both sections were much in need of the work that is being done.
Mrs. Florence Card and Mrs. James Nash were in Mansfield last Wednesday and Thursday for commencement.
Mrs. C. E. Waldo went to Covington last Friday to attend the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Patchen.
Nine little girls, friends of Katharine Furman, passed a very pleasant afternoon with her on Tuesday, her sixth birthday.
Mrs. Hinds of Kent, Ohio, who is spending some time at her brother’s, Mr. R. R. Soper’s attended Mansfield commencement last week. Mrs. Hinds graduated from the Normal School with the class of 1902.
Mr. John Cowan, who has been in failing health for some months, died at his home on Saturday. The funeral was held at his home on Monday at 1:30 and was in charge of the Odd Fellows. Rev Patterson of Troy, officiated.
Mrs. Helen Strait of Troy, visited her cousin, Mrs. Frank Luckey, and Mrs. O. C. Strait on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Keyes have received the announcement of the marriage of their daughter, Edith Eugenia, to Mr. Edward Martin Ritz, on Tuesday, June 18th, at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, Pa.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church will serve ice cream at the home of Mrs. Florence Card on Friday evening.
Mrs. A. A. Garman and Mrs. Martha Scouten were guests at a dinner party given by Mrs. Cleaver of Troy, on Friday of last week.
Miss Daisy Cowan of Covington, spent several days of last week with her grandmother, Mrs. John Cowan.
Rev. A. G. Cameron returned from Detroit on Wednesday afternoon. On Sunday the usual services will be resumed in the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Walter Soper and Mrs. Rollin Soper were guests of Mrs. Roy Soper on Friday.
The members of the Silver Link Lodge were invited to dine with the Rebekah Lodge of Daggett, on Wednesday.
Mrs. Frank Luckey and Mrs. W. G. Mosher were in Sayre on Tuesday and Wednesday and attended the installation of officers in the Rebekah Lodge on Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Taylor visited at Nelson Maynard’s on Monday and at George Taylor’s on Tuesday, with friends from Cincinnati, who sail from New York this week to spend the summer in Europe.
Mr. Fields of Armenia, visited his daughter, Mrs. D. D. Alexander, on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper were in Elmira, Mansfield and Covington last week. They were accompanied to Elmira on Tuesday by Mr. Soper’s parents.
Hardin Gustin is here with his father for a few days.
Mrs. J. H. Calkins is entertaining her sister-in-law, Mrs. Aaron Peckham, of Elmira. Mrs. Peckham though 84 years old, continues to be as spry and active as in her younger days.
Friends from away who came to attend the funeral of John Cowan on Monday were: Mr. Lyons, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Reed, Gillett; Mrs. Hoyt, Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers and son and Mrs. E. Cowan and family, Covington; Mr. Cooley, Corning; Eugene Hagar, Horseheads; Mr. and Mrs. Cowan and Mr. Lyons and daughter, Fall Brook; Mr. and Mrs. Rumsey, Blossburg.
Mrs. Ann Miller of Blossburg, who came to attend the funeral of Mr. Cowan, is remaining for several days with Mrs. Cowan.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Baker of Townley, Mich., who attended commencement at Mansfield last week, visited at Prof. Fred W. Card’s several days this week.
Several of the little friends of Florence Kerrick had a pleasant afternoon at her home on Friday of last week, the occasion being her birthday.
Helena Smith returned from a visit in Smithfield on Tuesday.
H. F. Burritt, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday, is spending a few days with his niece, Mrs. Reuben Gray, of Grover. Mrs. Burritt accompanied him.
“If you have a friend worth loving
Love him, yes, let him know
That you love him, e’er life’s evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow;
Why should good words ne’er be said
Of a friend till he is dead.” – Selected
Dr. Clelia D. Mosher left on Saturday morning on her return trip to Palo Alto, Cal. She went by the southern route, and stopped over for a visit in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. John Heib and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Heib motored to Scranton to attend the funeral of a relative on Wednesday of last week, returning on Friday.
W. J. Hinds of Kent, Ohio, came on Thursday for a brief visit to friends here. Mrs. Hinds and their little daughter, Alice, returned with him. They have been with friends for a number of weeks.
Miss Christine Waldo has come home for the summer from Elkland.
Mrs. Elmer Preston, Ellen, Harry and Anna spent the week-end in Elmira.
Eben Preston has been quite ill for a week, but is gradually gaining.
Mrs. Celia Shaw and daughter, Doris, of Lestershire, N. Y., visited Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper last week.
Miss Wilhelmina Dutcher of Gaines, Pa., will give a recital at the Presbyterian church next Thursday evening at 8 o’clock. Tickets 10 and 15 cents. Proceeds for the fund the young people are raising for seats.
Mrs. Mary Card and family attended the funeral of a relative at Bailey Corners on Tuesday.
Miss Lulu Card is home from Elmira for a brief visit.
Peter Heib is quite ill at the home of his son, John Heib, Sylvania House.
“When you’re sad and heavy hearted
Sing a song;
Keep your face from ever showing
How the storms within are blowing,
Be it raining, hailing, snowing,
Sing it strong. – John L. Shray
Miss Ellen Preston returned from Elmira on Saturday last.
Miss Wihelmia Dutcher of Gaines, Pa., is visiting her friend and classmate at the Mansfield Normal, Miss Hannah Luckey.
Miss Jean Cameron, of Berea College, Berea, Ky., stopped over for a day or two and spent the 4th with her brother, Rev. A. G. Cameron. She is on her way to Nova Scotia where she expects to spend her summer vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Burritt, of St. Paul, Minn., are spending their vacation in Sylvania with Mr. Burritt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Burritt.
Miss E. V. Smith is visiting Dr. Smith and family in Lock Haven.
Dr. Andrew T. Smith and Mrs. Smith visited Prof. G. B. Strait last Thursday.
It gives great pleasure to announce that Prof. G. B. Strait has accepted a fine position in the faculty of the Mansfield Normal School and has resigned his position in the Johnstown High School. We are glad that he has a position so near home.
E. J. Thrall has been and is still at the time of this writing, very ill.
Miss Hannah Luckey has a good position in the public school of Harrison, N. Y. She is to teach in the 5th grade.
Hugh A. Cameron, a recent graduate of Oberlin College, goes next fall to teach college preparatory Latin and Greek in Academy, South Dakota.
Neil A. Cameron is working for the summer with the Goodyear Rubber Co., in Akron, O.
Donald Cameron returned from his western trip on Tuesday. His brother Hugh came with him to spend the vacation at home.
L. H. Alexander of Akron, O., is spending two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Alexander.
Willis Calkins and family of DuBois, are spending the summer on the Calkins farm, Porter Road.
Mrs. O. F. Gates and little daughter of Middletown Springs, Vt., are visiting Prof. and Mrs. Card at “Morningside Farm.” Mr. Gates is expected to spend Sunday with them.
Miss L. C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe Ballard spent last Wednesday with Mrs. Gladding in Altus.
The many friends of O. F. Robbins will be glad to learn that he is improving steadily.
George T. Mosher went to his summer position of prefect in Girard College, Philadelphia, last Thursday.
Miss Christine Waldo and Miss Hannah Luckey were in Elmira the early part of the week.
Walter Few of West Chester is at the Sylvania House for a few days.
While John Heib was going up Armenia Mountain Tuesday evening, his automobile took fire and was completely destroyed. He had a small insurance on it.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ballard and daughter Ruby visited at James Nash’s on the 4th.
Miss Irvanna McConnell of Elmira and Mrs. Bertha Weaver of Lock Haven, spent the week-end at S. M. Canedy’s.
Mrs. Belle Spaulding of Elmira, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper and other friends this week.
“And though a coat may a button lack,
And though a face be sooty and black,
And though rough words in a speech may blend,
A heart’s a heart, and a friend’s friend.” – Will Carleton
Miss Lydia Buckbee of Lawrenceville, Pa., is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Finley Furman, at “Sylvan Meadows.”
Mrs. Bertha Mosher and daughter, Eloise, of Elmira, spent a few days last week at W. H. Mosher’s.
Miss Dutcher won the hearts of a large audience at Sylvania by her recital, on Thursday evening of last week. The selections ran from grave to gay, and from the simple child’s story to thrilling drama. Miss Dutcher is a graduate of the Columbia School of Oratory, Chicago. She is of fine personal appearance, is simple and unaffected in manner, and has a thorough mastery of the art of expression.
The funeral of E. J. Thrall was held from the Presbyterian church on Monday. The service was conducted by Rev. A.G. Cameron. Sylvan Lodge, of which Mr. Thrall had been a member for many years, formed a guard of honor and the ritual of the Order was used at the cemetery. There was a large attendance and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. A number of relatives from a distance were present.
When Ray Cleveland was coming down the Mountain road near the Hardy place on Friday last, he killed a huge black snake. He told your scribe not to say that it was over twelve feet in length, but it did measure six feet and an inch by the tape line. It was a large specimen of this sort of snake and to a terrified imagination would seem as big as a fence rail.
John Canedy and his son Fred have bought a touring car.
Mrs. Rowenna Gardner spent a few days recently at J. W. Avery’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Peck and son, Lawrence, former residents of this place, are touring in this part of the country and stopped over for a few days to see relatives and friends. Their business is in Brooklyn, N. Y.
“Stand to your work and be wise –
Certain of sword and pen,
We are neither children nor gods,
But men in a world of men.” – Rudyard Kipling
Mrs. John Cowan spent a week recently with her son, James at Fassett.
Lloyd Alexander returned to his home in Akron, Ohio, on Friday last.
The thimble party met with Mrs. Florence Card on Thursday.
The Presbyterians will hold a social at Mrs. Lizzie Nash’s on Friday evening.
The Rebekah’s will hold an ice cream social at Perley Ludington’s in Sullivan on Tuesday evening of next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Burdick of Sayre visited their granddaughter, Mrs. Bowen Card, last week.
Mrs. Laura Strange and Mrs. W. H. Mosher spent the week-end in Elmira.
Edward Seabolt of Tioga is spending the week-end at J. Z. King’s.
Irene Slingerland of Elmira is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dann.
Stowell Grinnell and family spent the week-end at Squire Calkins’ home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Monro and daughter, Elizabeth, and Mrs. Helen Card spent a few days recently in Athens.
Willis Calkins and family of Dubois returned to their home on Wednesday, after spending a three weeks’ vacation on the Calkins farm.
Miss Louinda Eaton, of Elmira is visiting her sister, Mrs. Heib, at the Sylvania House.
“Make all you can honestly;
Save all you can prudently;
Give all you can possibly.” – John Wesley
Clark Smith of Rochester, N. Y., is spending a week’s vacation with his foster-parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lay.
Mrs. Anna Gustin of Elmira, is spending the week with friends her.
F. E. Sands of Great Bend, Pa., is spending a few days at the Sylvania House.
Prof. G. B. Strait is in Johnstown this week.
Mrs. A. G. Cameron and her sister, Miss Nellie Hoover of Cleveland, Ohio, are spending the week at Silver Lake, N. Y., with their cousin, G. M. Traber and family.
Mrs. Sarah Cowan is spending the week with her son’s family in Covington.
Miss E. V. Smith returned form her visit to Lock Haven on Wednesday of last week.
Mrs. A. A. Garman entertained a company from Troy with a few Sylvania friends, at a luncheon on Wednesday.
Mrs. Jessie Richter and little daughter of Elmira, N. Y., are spending a few days at Bert Strange’s.
The Misses Nellie and Stella Tabor of Athens, Pa., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Monro.
Mrs. Margaret Monro and her two children are spending the week at Henry Monro’s.
Miss Mabel Mosher of Elmira is spending part of her vacation in the home of her uncle, W. G. Mosher.
The Presbyterian social at Mrs. Lizzie Nash’s on Friday evening last was well attended. The night was fine after the showers so that people were able to attend and refresh themselves with cake and ice cream.
There was a reception and birthday party at “East View Farm” for Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Dann on Friday evening last. The young folks had a jolly time and went away wishing much happiness to Mr. and Mrs. Dann.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper motored to Elmira the latter part of the week to meet friends there.
Arch Ruggles stopped for a little while to greet Sylvania friends both going to and Sullivan and on the return trip. His son took him over in his touring car.
“When a fellow pleases you,
Let him know it.
Why, it isn’t much to do-
Let him know it.
It will help you in the fray,
And he’ll think his efforts pay;
If you like his work or way,
Let him know it.” – Exchange
Soper & Mosher are improving the front of their store by a cement platform and steps.
Mrs. J. H. Calkins is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Stowell Grinnell, in Elmira.
H. P. Smith of Woodhull, N. Y., was renewing acquaintances in town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Monro entertained a company for a picnic supper at their home on Thursday evening of last week. The guests of honor were the Misses Tabor of Athens, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Taylor entertained a large company for tea on Friday evening for Mrs. F. E. Burritt of St. Paul, and Mrs. Anna Gustin of Elmira.
Mr. and Mrs. Robbins of Sullivan are camping in the Ruggles house for
a few weeks. Mrs. Robbins is gaining slowly.
The “Golden Thimbles” held a picnic at P. K. Ludington’s in Sullivan on Tuesday evening of last week before the Rebekah social in the evening. Those present were the Misses Bradford, Luckey, Avery, Alexander, Cornell and Waldo.
Mrs. Dr. Bird of Overton, and Mrs. George Kinch of Bohlayertown, spent Wednesday of last week with their sister, Mrs. D. D. Alexander.
Mrs. Sumner Bedford and daughter, Nellie, of Houghton, N. Y., and Mrs. Claude Becker and daughter, Margaret, of Armenia, spent some days last week at D. D. Alexander’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baker and son of Elmira, spent Sunday with Prof. and Mrs. Card at “Morningside.”
Mildred, Cecile and Richmond Sweet spent a week with their grandmother in Williamsport recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Burdick spent Sunday with their granddaughter, Mrs. Bowen O. Card.
Mrs. Lawrence of Washington, D. C., spent a few days recently at F. H. Luckey’s.
Mrs. Harrison Bixby and her daughter, Mrs. John Decker, of Waverly, N. Y., are visiting friends in the village and vicinity. Mrs. Bixby lived here a good many years ago.
Mrs. Buckbee of Lawrenceville, and Miss Anna Buckbee of the California Normal School, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Furman at “Sylvan Meadows.”
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Durphy [Durfee] of Roseville, with their two children [Bernice, married Leonard Hoffman, who had the auto garage in Sylvania, and Myrtle who married Lawrence Smith. They operated a small restaurant and pool room in the Soper & Mosher building] have moved into the Slade house. Mr. Durphy [Durfee] is a barber and has opened a shop here. He is also a general utility man.
“A house is built of bricks an stones, of sills and posts and piers;
But a home is built of loving deeds that stand a thousand years.” – Victor Hugo
Leslie R. Card spent the weekend with his friend, Edwin Ely in Leona.
Miss L. C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe Ballard entertained for dinner on Saturday, Mrs. A. A. Garman, Miss Mary Bohem, Mrs. A. G. Cameron, Mrs. F. W. Card, Mrs. Florence Card and Mrs. F. E. Burritt.
Miss Vera Palmer is spending the week with Elmira friends.
William Holder and daughter of Smethport, Pa., are spending the week with Mr. Holder’s sister, Mrs. James Nash.
George Burritt Taylor and Kenneth Taylor are spending the week with their aunt, Mrs. Walter Card in Rochester, N. Y.
The annual picnic of the Presbyterian Sunday school will be held on Thursday of next week on the grounds of the Superintendent, Finley Furman, at “Sylvan Meadows.”
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher spent the weekend in Elmira.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bahr and daughters, Genevieve and Gladys, of Hollenback, Pa., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bahr and family. They came and returned by automobile.
Miss Vera Palmer’s young friends gave her a surprise party on her birthday – Wednesday of last week. Those present had a merry, happy time. Refreshments of cake and ice cream were served in the course of the evening. (Vera is still living at age 107 or so - doing well. - JMT)
Cards announcing the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Daugherty, have been received by friends in this place.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Balcom and daughter Helen of Corning, N. Y., are spending a few days with Mrs. Martha Scouten.
Floyd I. Bradford left on Wednesday for nine weeks tour of the Fairs.
Mrs. Garman, Miss Bohem and Miss Ethel Card motored to Elmira, Corning and other points early in the week. They report a nice trip.
Mrs. Scouten entertained for tea on Wednesday, Mrs. Waldo, Miss Christine Waldo, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper, Mrs. Simmons and Miss Jennie Scouten.
Mrs. Florence Card is to teach the Taylor school and Miss Ethel Card the Bailey Hill school for next year. George T Mosher is expected to teach the Sylvania school.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Alexander and Miss Cecile attended a family re-union near Canton on Wednesday.
Miles Button has built a cottage in Mansfield and the family expect to move there for the winter so that Leslie can attend the Normal school.
Clifford Scouten who has been attending the Troy high school for some years goes to the Normal for next year.
“So shall a friendship fill each heart
With perfume sweet as roses are,
That even though we be apart
We’ll scent the fragrance from afar.” – George McCoy
Harry Strange [married Cecile Alexander] has enlisted in the regular army and has been sent to the post in California.
R. R. Soper is on jury duty in Towanda this week.
Mrs. R. R. Soper is spending the week in Elmira.
Mrs. Frank E. Burritt returned to her home in St. Paul on Tuesday.
Work on the new school house is progressing rapidly this week.
Mrs. Walter Mosher and daughters and Mrs. George Cummings were here from Elmira to attend the Tabor reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Robbins are spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. John Pomeroy.
Mrs. Martha Scouten, Miss Fanny Scouten, Mr. and Mrs. Balcom, and daughter, Helen, Mrs. Garman and Miss Bohem spent Monday afternoon and night as guests of Mrs. Bigelow in Troy.
The Presbyterian social will be held on Friday evening of this week at Prof. W. F. Card’s at “Morningside.”
Floyd I. Bradford is attending the Cortland Fair this week.
Mrs. W. E. Waldo is to have an exhibit at the Hornell Fair next week.
Miss Iva Holder, who was visiting her aunt, Mrs. Jas. Nash, returned to her home in Smethport the end of last week.
“A cheerful heart and a smiling face,
Put sunshine in the darkest place.” – Selected
Some fifty of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hager met at their home, “Hilltop Farm,” on Thursday evening of last week to celebrate their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. The affair was a surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Hager. The guests brought lots of good things to eat with them and all had refreshments and a happy evening together. Before the goodbyes were said, Nelson Maynard in a neat speech presented Mr. and Mrs. Hager with a dozen silver teaspoons as a souvenir of the occasion. Mr. Hager on behalf of his wife and himself made a feeling reply; then many good wishes “good night’ was said and all took the homeward way.
The social at “Morningside Farm” on Friday evening was well attended although the night was not very favorable. A very pleasant evening was spent in the cosy home.
Mr. and Mrs. [Louise Shattuck] F. H. Burritt and Mrs. Esther [Burritt] Taylor attended the Shattuck reunion at Alparon Park on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Robbins returned from their visit in Troy on Tuesday.
Quite an exodus from our village on Saturday of this week: Hugh Cameron leaves for Academy, South Dakota; Miss Hannah Luckey for Harrison, N. Y.; Prof. G. B. Strait, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Button for Mansfield, Pa.
Miss Christine Waldo entertained the “Golden Thimbles” at a weekend house party at her home.
The Sylvania Rebekahs are invited to join the Elmira Rebekahs in a picnic in Eldridge Park on Saturday of this week.
Mrs. John Canedy entertained Mrs. Laura Strange, Mrs. Sopie Strange, Mrs. S. M. Canedy, Mrs. Will Canedy and Mrs. Will Sherman at dinner on Thursday of last week.
Miss Mary Bohem, who spent the summer with Mrs. A. A. Garman, returned to her home in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
R. R. Soper is in Shamokin on a business trip.
Mrs. Ashley Kinnan, who died in Charleston, Pa., on Saturday last, was brought here for burial. The funeral service was held in the Disciple church on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Patterson of Troy.
Mrs. J. G. Merritt and daughter, Genevieve, and Mrs. Merton Putnam are spending a few days in Elmira.
Mrs. D. B. York and daughter, Dorothy, spent the week in Cortland, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. James Nash and daughter, Pauline, spent the weekend at W. J. Squires’ in Sullivan.
Miss Annie Miller of Elmira spent the past week with Genevieve Merritt.
Mrs. S. M. Canedy and son, Sam, spent part of the week in Elmira.
A daughter was born recently to Mr. and Mrs. George R. Keyes of Elmira. They have named her Rose Lillian.
Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Card are spending a week with Mrs. Card’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdick, in Waverly, N. Y.
The friends of Miss Hannah Luckey gave her a farewell party in the hall on Tuesday evening. There was a large and jolly company present and she had many good wishes given her for a pleasant and profitable winter in Harrison, N. Y., where she is to teach.
The picnic on Thursday of last week was well attended. The day was fine, the place ideal, the dinner first class and the daily shower held off until the folks got home.
Quite a few from here attended the Grange reast (sic) on Wednesday.
The Strait reunion was held in the hall on Thursday.
Miss L. C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe Ballard entertained for dinner on Saturday last, Mrs. C. E. Gladding, Miss Cecile Gladding, Miss Alger and Miss Brewer.
Miss Anna Compton of Troy, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. George Lay.
The annual meeting of the Presbyterian church will be held in the church on Monday evening of next week at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. Sarah [Burritt] Mosher spent the past week with Mrs. Royal [Sazie Burritt] Sargeant at Columbia Cross Roads.
“Our work may seem a discord
Though we do the best we can;
But others will hear the music,
If we carry out God’s plan”. – Selected
Neil A. Cameron came home on Wednesday from Akron, Ohio, for a little vacation before returning to Oberlin College.
Ruby B. Rockwell, B.Sc., returned on Saturday for the third consecutive year to the high school in Bennington, Vt.
Lynn Card, Lewis Palmer, George Strange and Ray Dann have entered Troy high school this year. John Canedy is attending the Grammar school and Donald Cameron is in the Senior year of the High school. Dana Card, from “Morningside Farm” is also attending the High school.
George T. Mosher has recently been elected to a good position in Girard College, Philadelphia, so he sent in his resignation to the Sylvania school board which was reluctantly accepted. This leaves the school vacant for the present.
Hal Slingerland, who spent the summer with his grandfather, Asa Slingerland, returned to Elmira the first of the week so as to begin school the first of the term.
The Bailey Hill and the Taylor schools open Monday, September 9th.
Merton Putnam has the contract for taking the children of the Stevens district to the Taylor school this year.
Dr. Clarence Chain, of Philadelphia, who spent the weekend with Mrs. Martha Scouten on his way home from the Montrose Bible conference, spoke in the Disciple church on Sunday evening.
Clifford Scouten went on Saturday to Mansfield to take up the course of study in the Normal school.
James Lay is visiting friends in Coudersport, Pa.
George R. Keyes and family are at the home of his grandfather, William Keyes, for the present.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper, Miss Christine Waldo and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher attended the Sullivan monument dedication last week.
“You must either soar or stoop,
Fall or triumph, stand or droop,
You must either cringe or govern,
Must be slave or must be sovereign.” – Selected
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Keener and young son of Sayre, were over for the fair. They spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Soper. Mrs. Keener was Miss Alice Evans, formerly of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Mosher and daughter, Eloise, of Elmira, came down for the fair and stopped over a day with Mr. Mosher’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mosher.
The Worden reunion was held in the hall on Saturday of last week. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends from near and far.
George P. Mosher came home on Saturday for a short vacation before assuming his permanent duties in Girard College, Philadelphia.
Quite a number of young folks from here attended a lawn party at Wesley Sherman’s on Saturday evening.
Archibald Ruggles has returned to his home here for a time at least.
It is reported that while the Fullers were at the fair last week their house was broken into and some money taken. Such things are a rear occurrence in this region.
Neil Cameron leaves on next Monday for Oberlin College, and on Wednesday Leslie Card and Wendell Card leave for Cornell University.
Miss Ellen Preston entered the Troy high school this week.
Mrs. A. A. Garman has closed her house for the season and is spending a little time with Mrs. Martha Scouten before returning to Philadelphia, for the winter.
Miss Christine Waldo went to Rochester, N. Y., on Wednesday to study fall styles in millinery, preparatory to resuming her duties in Elkland, Pa.
F. I. Bradford spent the weekend at home. This week he is at Elmira, having gone there on Monday.
Mrs. Floyd Bradford went to Elmira on Wednesday to attend the fair and visit friends.
Mrs. A. A. Garman and Miss Ethel Card motored to Elmira Saturday, returning Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Eben Preston and grandson, Ladrue, are spending the week in Elmira.
Mrs. George Bradford and children were guests of Mrs. Charles Palmer on Monday.
Rev. A. G. Cameron is attending the meeting of the Lackawanna Presbytery which is being held in Towanda this week.
The members of the Disciple Sunday school enjoyed a picnic on the church lawn last Saturday.
Mrs. A. A. Garman is spending several days with Mrs. J. C. Bigelow in Troy.
Miss Christine Waldo returned from a business trip to Rochester on Tuesday.
Friday evening of next week the Presbyterian ladies will have a sociable at Dummer Sweet’s.
Miss Mable Mosher of Elmira, who visited relatives here last week, returned to Elmira on Saturday accompanied by her grandmother, Mrs. Conway.
A number of the young people enjoyed a corn roast at “Morningside,” Friday evening.
Mrs. F. W. Card was in Mansfield on Tuesday with an exhibit of hand painted china for the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Borden went to Mansfield on Wednesday.
The Rebecca’s will hold a sociable at Martin Hagar’s on next Tuesday evening.
“Work a little, sing a little,
Whistle and be gay,
Read a little, play a little,
Busy every day;
Talk a little, laugh a little,
Don’t forget to pray;
Be a bit of merry sunshine,
All the blessed day.” – Selected
Harry Strange has recently been transferred to Fort Russell, Wyoming. He reports several inches of snow there and cold weather.
Prof. G. B. Strait, B.A., of the Mansfield Normal, spent the weekend with his mother in this place.
Mrs. Alice [Strait] Bradford spent the greater part of last week in Elmira.
Mrs. Etta Harvey of Croton-on-Hudson, is visiting Mrs. Hettie Simmons and her sister, Miss Jennie Scouten.
Mr. McCoy and daughter, Miss Katherine, are visiting Mrs. Martha Scouten.
Miss Christine Waldo left on Saturday last for her millinery work in Elkland, Pa.
Mrs. Gillett and Mrs. Hoyt of Mansfield, were calling on Sylvania friends the latter part of last week.
The Rebekah social at Martin Hager’s was postponed until next Tuesday night on account of the weather.
Mr. and Mrs. Rose of Binghamton, who are on their honeymoon trip, visited their cousin Mrs. Bowen Card on Monday and Tuesday.
Miss Carrie Bristol and Charles Thayer of Elmira, visited at S. M. Canedy’s the first of the week.
Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Harry Packard of the Porter Road to Miss Lucy Knapp, formerly a neighbor on the same road. Miss Knapp lived in Illinois these last years and came to Buffalo where Mr. Packard met her and they were married there and are spending the honeymoon at Niagara Falls and other nearby cities. [Harry and Lucy latter lived in Sylvania at the end of Cottage Avenue on the left.]
NO RACE SUICIDE HERE
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Card of Troy R. D. No. 64, Sept. 15th, a daughter, Rachel Berdena. This makes their twelfth child, four boys and eight girls all living but one, Lillian M., who died at the age of eight months.
“Boughs are daily rifled
By the gusty thieves,
And the book of nature
Getteth short of leaves.” – Hood
Bowen O. Card left on Monday for Toronto, where he is taking the last year’s work in the Veterinary College. He talks of taking a Postgraduate course in the University of Pennsylvania.
The young folks had a corn roasts on the Scouten farm on Saturday evening.
There is considerable sickness among the children this week Mabel and Cecile Sweet, Raymond Bahr, Modessa Crandle and some others had to go to bed for a few days but all are improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Pomeroy, Mrs. Cleaver and Mrs. Long were entertained for dinner on Tuesday by Mrs. Scouten and Miss Fanny Scouten to meet Mr. and Miss McCoy of Kane.
Mrs. Etta Harvey, Mrs. Simmons and Miss Jennie Scouten were entertained for dinner on Tuesday by Mrs. John Cowan.
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Robbins have gone up to the farm on Robbins Hill
for a little time and Mrs. Archibald Ruggles has gone to Athens to remain
until their return.
Rev. E. P. Morse of Troy, spoke in the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and Rev. A. G. Cameron took his place in Troy.
Mrs. Daniel Bradford, Mrs. F. D. Bradford, Mrs. O. C. Strait and Mrs. Sarah B. Mosher were entertained by Mrs. William H. Bradford for dinner on Saturday of last week.
The Presbyterian social was held at Dummer Sweet’s on Friday evening of last week. There was a nice company present and a very pleasant evening was spent in this cozy home.
The Rebekahs had a social at Martin Hager’s on Tuesday evening. The night was fine, the company jolly, the ice cream first class so that in this beautiful farm house a most enjoyable evening was spent.
Soper & Mosher are busy loading hay, potatoes, buckwheat and such like farm produce.
The Sylvania school house is nearing completion and will be ready for school to begin on Monday, Oct. 21st, the week following institute.
“October glows on every cheek,
October shines in every eye,
While up the hill and down the dale
Her crimson banners fly.” – Elaine Goodale
Roy Keyes went to Elmira on Tuesday to work for the winter.
Miss Lydia C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe R. Ballard were entertained for dinner on Tuesday by Mr. F.D. Bradford
“Silver Link” Rebekah Lodge of Sylvania, entertains for dinner on Friday of this week “Elizabeth” Lodge of Mansfield and “Golden Link” Lodge of Elmira.
Mrs. Ella Young entertained at the Sylvania House for dinner on Thursday of last week Mrs. Etta Harvey of Croton-on-Hudson, and Mrs. Hetty Simmons and Miss Jennie Scouten.
Miss Creasy R. Hanna of Lock Haven, has been engaged to teach the Sylvania school. Miss Hanna is a graduate of the Lock Haven Normal School and a successful teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mosher and Mrs. John Monro spent the latter part of last week in Williamsport and vicinity.
John Monro and Floyd I. Bradford are home from the fairs with their chickens.
Mrs. Martha Scouten and Mrs. A. A. Garman went to Corning on Sunday with Mrs. Bigelow in her new Pierce-Arrow car and took dinner with the Balcam’s.
S. M. Canedy was in Lock Haven on Tuesday.
Donald Cameron spent Friday evening and Saturday with Donald Vickery at Cross Roads.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Cameron and Mrs. R. R. Soper attended the meetings of the Bradford County Sunday School Association in Troy as delegates from the Presbyterian Sunday school.
George B. Strait, B.A., of Mansfield, Pa., spent the weekend with his mother.
Clifford Scouten of the Normal School, Mansfield, Pa., was a Sylvania visitor on Saturday.
Mrs. Alice Soper spent Saturday with friends in Elmira.
Mrs. J. M Dann and Bert went on Saturday to Laquin for the winter.
Mrs. Lester Ripley is visiting in Blossburg.
“The little, sharp vexations
And the briars that catch and fret –
Way not take all to the helper,
Who has never failed us yet?” – Phillips Brooks
The parents and taxpayers of Sylvania Boro are invited to be present at the formal opening of the new school house on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Mrs. May Sands is spending the week with friends in Elmira, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mosher and daughter, Eloise, spent the weekend at W. H. Mosher’s.
Mrs. Florence Card and Miss Ethel Card are attending Institute this week.
M. H. Taylor is building a silo to hold his big crop of corn.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Hager have come from Amsterdam, N. Y., to spend some time with relatives here.
Max Monro of Sullivan cut his foot quite badly on Tuesday. He is not able to do anything, only nurse his foot.
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.” – Whittier
There was a formal opening of the new school house last Saturday afternoon. Many of the parents and tax payers were present. Addresses were made by Finley Furman, president of the school board, Prof. F. W. Card, A. L. Smith and Rev. A. G. Cameron. Mrs. F. L. Card and Mrs. F. I. Bradford led the children in singing school songs. The new building is finely finished and is seated with single desks and heated by a Waterman-Waterbury ventilating furnace. Much of the credit of the new building is due to Mr. Furman who gave unstintingly of time and energy to the work, often leaving his own work to attend to the school work.
School began on Monday with fine prospects for a successful year.
Mrs. May Parsons Lonsbury and baby Myrtie are visiting Mrs. Myrtie Hager.
W. G. Mosher has installed gasoline lights in his residence.
Prof. Strait and Clifford Scouten drove over from Mansfield on Friday evening and spent Saturday here, returning on Saturday evening.
Mrs. F. W. Card of “Morningside,” is spending the week at her old home in Cazenovia.
Mrs. Hiram Bardwell has her son’s wife and family of eight children at her home in Altus. They are remaining with her during the typhoid epidemic in Troy.
Ray Dann is in Elmira visiting his sister, Mrs. Carl Slingerland and other friends there.
Mrs. C. E. Waldo has gone to Elkland to visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kenyon of Elkland, were calling on friends here on Saturday and Sunday.
Joel Vought of Mildred, Pa., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. D. W. Bahr. Morgan Decker who came with him went on Tuesday to Oklahoma.
John Heib is driving a Chalmers Detroit car that he recently bought.
Honor roll of the Taylor school for the first month ending Oct 4, Mrs. Florence Card, teacher, Gladys Smith, Mabel Smith, Doris Courtney, Doris Smith, Frances Wilson, Esdon Haven, Carroll Smith, J. Thornton Card, Harold Preston.
“Though sorrowful tears may fall,
And the heart to its depth be riven
With storm and tempest, we need them all
To render us meet for heaven.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
S. M. Canedy has been sick for several days but is much better.
George Lay has out gasoline lights in his house and is planning other improvements.
Frank Swain has put a very fine cement walk across his lot. This adds another to our good walks.
Mrs. Frank Luckey, Mrs. Stella Monro and Mrs. Dummer (Edith UPDYKE) Sweet went to Roseville on Wednesday to a Ladies’ Aid meeting at the home of Mrs. Updyke, Mrs. Sweet’s mother.
Mrs. F. P. Daugherty and baby daughter, Ruby Kathleen, and two sons came from Stockton, Cal., to spend the winter with Mrs. Daugherty’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Calkins. They came to Sylvania on Monday.
“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost;
When health is lost, something is lost;
When character is lost, all is lost.”
Mrs. A. A. Garman returned to Philadelphia last week.
A number of birthdays came near together in the Calkins family last week so there was a celebration at the Squire’s on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Stowell Grinnell and children were down from Elmira for the occasion. All the children and grandchildren were together. A very happy day was spent by them.
Mrs. Alice Soper spent the early part of the week in Elmira visiting her friend, Mrs. Bell Spaulding.
Mrs. A. G. Cameron and Donald were in Elmira on Wednesday.
The ladies of the Disciple church served a chicken dinner at the church Tuesday. There was a goodly number present.
Bowen O. Card, ’13, Ontario Veterinary College, Again carried off all the athletic honors at an intercollege meet recently. The events will be given later.
S. M. Canedy is gaining slowly bur surely. He is able to be about the house every day, but does not get out to business yet.
The young folks who are away at school and those teaching write interesting accounts of their work. We rejoice in their success.
“Now I get me up to work,
I pray the Lord I may not shirk;
If I should die before the night,
I pray the Lord my work’s done right.” – Amora Fitch
D. B. York is moving from the Card house into the house belonging to Clarence Mosher.
Mrs. Alice (WALDO) Soper is spending the week with friends in Elkland, Pa.
Mrs. Anna Gustin spent Sunday with Mrs. Martha Scouten and Miss Fanny Scouten.
Finley Furman was in Elmira on Monday and Tuesday.
Rev. A. G. Cameron attended a Conference of Religion at Park Church, Elmira, Monday evening and Tuesday.
Ernest Bixby has bought a nice farm on the Wellsboro road beyond Mansfield. He will take possession as soon as released from his present work, which may not be before March 1st.
Louis Mosher is home from Elmira for a brief vacation, which he is spending with his mother.
The Disciples are laying a cement walk on the church property.
P. A. Slade of Canton was in town the early part of the week overseeing some improvements on his property here.
S. M. Canedy still continues on the sick list, but it is hoped he will soon be out at business again.
Fred Canedy was ill the fore part of the week but is better.
Eloise Mosher of Elmira is spending a few days with her grandparents while her father and mother are having a trip to Philadelphia and New York.
“Why wail about the ice and snow,
And bemoan our frigid lot?
It was only a few months ago
We growled because ‘twas hot.” – Selected
Mrs. E. J. Thrall has gone to Gouverneur, N. Y. to spend the winter
with his sister.
Ed Fish and family have moved into the Bailey house at the head of Center Street.
Miss Hanna spent the weekend with her mother in Lock Haven.
Mrs. T. D. Gates and Mrs. Merritt Soper and two children spent Friday at Rev. A. G. Cameron’s.
Prof. G. B. Strait of the Mansfield Normal drove over on Saturday and spent the day with his mother.
Solver Link Rebekah Lodge will hold a fair and serve a roast pig dinner at the hall on Dec. 6th. Those who were there last year will be anxious to attend again. All are cordially invited.
Mrs. Carrie [Packard] Mosher and Mrs. Stella Monro [later married Claude Shaffer, a minister. They lived on the Porter Road just west of the Taylor School] were in Elmira last Wednesday.
Miss Nettie Keyes is spending the week with friends in Elmira.
The Presbyterian social will be held at Mrs. Carrie Mosher’s on Friday evening. This is the annual chicken supper to which so many look forward with anticipation both for the supper and for the social time at this lovely home. [Next to the Presbyterian Church on the west]
Honor roll for the Taylor school for last month: Edson Haven, Allan Courtney, Carroll smith, J. Thornton Card, Harold Preston, Gladys smith, Mabel Smith, Ruby Ripley, Julia Smith, Doris Courtney, Frances Wilson and Aletha Haven.
“When thou hast thanked thy God for every blessing sent,
What time will then remain for murmur or lament.”
Mrs. Hetty Simmons and son Norton, and Miss Jennie Scouten spent the latter part of last week in Elmira.
Mrs. F. H. Luckey has been spending some time with her sister in Ithaca, N. Y.
The social on Friday evening last at Mrs. Carrie Mosher’s was a large one. A most enjoyable evening was spent by those present.
Mrs. Sigsbee, Mrs. Florence Card and son J. Thornton, spent Saturday in Elmira.
Thanksgiving services were held in the Presbyterian church on Thursday at 10:30.
Mrs. Updyke of Roseville, has come to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Dummer [Edith Updyke] Sweet.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Dann have gone to Elmira to spend Thanksgiving
Honor roll of Sylvania school for last month, Miss Creasy R. Hanna, teacher: Harry Preston, George Monro, Everitt Crandle, Raymond Bahr, Fenton Card, Merrill Card, Glenn Hewitt, Claud Palmer, Florence Kerrick, Modessa Crandle, Genevieve Merritt, Pauline Nash, Vera Palmer, Anna Preston, Margaret Swain, George Burritt Taylor, Kenneth Taylor.
Rev. A. G. Cameron attended the meeting of the Minister’s Club in Elmira, on Tuesday.
“The friend who serves and seeks for gain,
Will pack when it begins to rain,
And leave you in the storm.” – Selected
Prof. G. B. Strait and Prof Gerges of the Mansfield Normal, spent the Thanksgiving vacation at O. C. Strait’s.
Miss Lydia C. Burritt and Mrs. Phebe Ballard, entertained for the Thanksgiving dinner, their sister, Mrs. Sara B. Mosher; their brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Burritt; Mrs. Florence Card and son, J. Thornton.
Mrs. O. C. Strait served Thanksgiving dinner Saturday and had as guests her son, Prof. G. B. Strait, Prof. Gerges, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bradford and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Case.
Clifford Scouten was over from the Normal and spent Thanksgiving with Miss Fannie Scouten and Mrs. Martha Scouten.
Prof. Card went to Ithaca on Thursday and spent the remainder of the week and until Monday of this week with his sons, Leslie and Wendell.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Hager attended the funeral of their cousin, Charles Horton in Elmira on Monday.
Mrs. Fannie Waldo returned home from her visit to Elkland and Covington on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Wilson and daughter, returned to their home in Port Allegheny after spending the summer with their daughter Mrs. H. P. Snyder in Altus.
Born last week to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bradford, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calkins entertained the Calkins family at Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Prof. Card and son, Dana, were also guests.
Among the prizes which Bowen O. Card won at the recent athletic meet in Toronto are a gold watch, a silver cup and a dozen photos of himself.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swain and two daughters, and Mrs. Martha Scouten were entertained for dinner on Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sherman of Columbia Cross Roads.
F. H. Gaige of Williamsport, will speak in the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning in the interest of the Anti-Saloon League. Mr. Gaige comes with a fine reputation as a speaker.
Mrs. Eugene Sutton, of Erie, Pa., has been calling on friends and relatives in this borough and vicinity for the past week.
“The years have taught me many things,
But none so sure as this:
That Shelter, Solace, Joy and Strength,
Are always where God is.” – Selected
Mrs. Glenn Sigsbee and two children, Elizabeth and Malcomb are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Cole Hager.
Mr. and Mrs. Dummer Sweet are delegates form Columbia Grange to the State Grange, which is in session in Clearfield this week.
Mrs. F. W. Card returned home from Cazenovia the latter part of the week.
The dinner and bazaar of the Rebekah’s were well attended and a nice sum was realized for the funds of the order.
Mrs. Sarah Sigsbee is in Troy this week.
F. H. Gaige of Williamsport gave a very fine address in the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning. Mr. Gaige was formerly one of the professors in the Mansfield Normal school and was well known to quite a few of our young people.
The Palmers moved last week into part of the R. T. Card house vacated by D. B. York.
The Rebekahs had an installation of officers on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Mary Ann Cornell died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week. The funeral was held from the house on Saturday at 1 p.m. Evangelist Sebolt conducted the service.
“’Tis not the weight of jewel or plate,
Or the fondle of silk or fur;
‘Tis the spirit in which the gift is rich.
As the gifts of the wise men were,
And we are not told whose gifts were gold.
Or whose was the gift of myrrh.”
Miss Christine Waldo came home from Elkland on Monday for the Christmas holidays.
Miss Hannah Luckey comes form Harrison, N. Y., on Saturday, Bowen O. Card from Toronto and Wendell from Ithaca.
Christmas trees with appropriate exercises will be held in the Disciple and Presbyterian churches on Christmas eve.
Prof. F. W. Card is in Clearfield Co., this week doing institute work. He will be home for Christmas but has to go away the end of the week and then work continues steadily until March.
Roy Keyes was down from Elmira for a few days last week visiting his mother and grandfather.
The Presbyterian Social will be held on Friday evening of next week.
F. I. Bradford went the latter part of last week to Sussex, N. J., to attend the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Angie Harden. From there he went to Knoxville and from there to Geneva, N. Y., to act as judge at poultry exhibits.
George L. Strait and family of Mansfield drove over in their car on Sunday and took dinner at W. H. Bradford’s.
Prof. G. B. Strait comes on Saturday to spend the Christmas vacation with his mother and his children.