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High in the Roll of Honor,
In Financial Aff airs
r ijJOR BST CITY can. boast of
Ei'' one of the beet cOndricted and
most proSperous bankingAtilistitutions
in the county. The Fir t , National
F.M. - - Gardiner .: - - Bank, in the statement publihed late
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I M -IF,' above is a good picture of P. ly by the Pennsylvania Banking de
partment, stood third on the toll - of
, - e--4U raciM. Gardiner of Forest City, on , -
honor . of banks of like capithl in the
lof the leaders of the junior bar
state. • This popular financial institu
-lof Susquehanna county. Mr. Gardiner
tion is certainly an honor tO: Susque
-Iformerly resided in M•entrose and
hanna county, and its charricter and
lie is as well and favorably known
Istanding , in . `or 't City place
there, as in his home town The
isu ject of our sketch',-,was born in Cats. it in the lead or e business enter
;kill, N. Y., in 1876., 'After graduating prises of that th 'fty town. This
bank was incorporated in Aughst, 1900,
;from the high school in Itiontrnse he
with a capital stock of $25,0 90 At a
;studied law under NV. D. B. Ainerat
meeting of the stockholders the • first
ted to the bar he underwent the Strug
-the county seat and after being admit-
week in November last it IX decided
to increase the capital stock t $50,000,
',gles and chsappointments which are
which, alter the. legal details were coin
i the lot of hundreds of briefless young
_ pleted, went into effect. • i • .
`barristers." Nothing ' daunted. how
ver, he persevered, studied• hard and This bank has accumulated it surplus
'determined that he would follow the fund of 82s,oaoand undivid profits
approximating Bto,ooo. Itsl
precept of the proverbial shoemaker
department is a, mature of tle esta' savings
land " stick to his last" - Pluck and
!determination 'finally won, for alf; . list:nent that has rendered it Mery -.pop-
Gardiner, still a young, man, is to-day ular with Miners and other w ge-earn
9ne of the prosperous young attorneys ers in tue town and vicinity Three
per cent interest is Raid on sa ings-de.
lof the county. Besides enjoybig a large
posits. and that department 11 's grown
.itnd lucrative prsctice he is enaged rn
very rapidly Isom its incepti n. Mr.
Selveral enterprises and is a large : tock-'
D. L. Peterson was the first p r esident
'holder and director in the Farmers and
Miners National Bank of Forest City. and T. A. Surdam the first 9ashier.
Mr. Gardiner served One year ,as a About six years ago Mr. James J-
. er succeeded Mr. Peterson as'presideiet,
Three years- later Mr. Suydam tesigned
- ',Army, during the'Spanish-American
and Mr. Walker - relinquished t e presi
ar. He settled in Forest Cityin r8.9,9,*
dency to take up the duties of - ashier,
iand is at present one' of-its most active
for which position he was so well quali
hrid enterprisingeitizens. Mr. Gardiner
fied,that he was urgently requeSted by
bas great faith in the future of Forest
City- .As attorney atzlaw and real prominent stcckholders to accept the
estate ownefand dealer he is in position ,Place; and Mr: 'John Lynch ft-ecame
JOHN P. MUR-RAY,
• Livery and. Boarding Stables,. • -
. Center Street, • •
FOREST CI TY ,PA.
Open Day and Night., Both Telephones.
Baggage and Express, to and from all Trains. • 4
• . Servicd f or weddings and
- 'Funerals a Specialty.
Rigs for Commercial Travelers.
-4 Horse Shoeing
• Opposite Ni
4i . - Center Stireet,
Neversl4 Calla; are just.wkal
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to answer any inquiries relative to
opportunities afforded' in Forest City
for the Ication of new enterprises.
Mr. Gardiner has been andtis a very
successful lawyer. Sutcess in any
walk of life is.an indication of earnest
endeavor and persevering efforts,
characteristics which he possesses in an
eminent degree. consequently he -
numerous friends in the cciiinty ho
believe these and other qualifies ions
fit him for ju licial honors, ;.and it
more than probable that he aTill be well •
to the fore in the political arena by then
time the next election rolls arund.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
AGNES CATHOLIC cHußcu, FOREST CITI
president. The directors are B. L.
Peterson. John Lynch. J J. Walker.
W. T. Morgan. T. P. 111.:Cormick, John
McDonald. D,G. Allen. Benjamin Max
ey:\ Joieph Imett., As will be noted
from the engraving of the building pub
lished in this edition the First National
Bank oi - Foret City occupies verycom
W. 2 PUBLIC SCH
THE NONTROSE DOMCRAT.
!TOME OF TIIE, FIRST 'NATION: 7 AL BANK, FOREST iZITY
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FIE WILLIAM SREDENSCIIE}: fiVILIiI:kW, FOREST CITY
BL'ILDIRG, FOREST CITY.
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Cor. Main and Centre Sts., - FOREST CITY, PA.
MARTIN MUCHITZ, . Proprietor,
McGRATH'S TONSORIAL PARLORS,
304 Main Street, - FOREST car, PA.,
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PELASE GIVE USA CALL
, ---- 7NIONDAI , E is one Of. the I
~ prettiest and `most attractive
:,F. :,.3 . ,. C,l villages in the state. ' It, was
formerly a part of Clifford township,
and lies in perhaps the most picturesque
region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
It is ibout seven miles from what has
been termed the "highest point of land
between the lakes and the ocean"—
Prospect Rock, and the scenery in and
near Uniondale is full of grandeur.
From Prospect Rock one beholrisa view
nrodious and neat quarters. lts officers
and directors . are all . gentlemen of surpassing loveliness. The; Lacka
of unblemished r character and wanna and Moosic are in its irruitediate
reputation. who are well and favor- vicinity and " southwardly the Wind
ably known as ; Fate .'-arid reliable
business men, hencetthe tank itself is a Gap and', Delaware Water Gap of.
gil t- edged financiaHnstitution. wOrthy the Blue Mountains are both distinctly
of patronage from all claws of citizens. visible. Eastwardly can be distinguish
..,ilt_ .k. ._-_..... _ _ ed the ext e nsion of the Blue Ridge into
New Jersey and New York, stretching
upward along the Delaware until it it
lost in the greater elevation and bolder
outline of the far-famed Catskills. The
fair grounds it Montrose, (25 Miles
away), can•be discerned on a clear day
and on beyond the blue hills boidering
the Susquehanna river in . Bradford
county. - Four or five miles away lies
Crystal lake, one of the most enchant
ing bodies of waterin the county, and
I'• a favorite resort for summer visitors.
As a most excellent locatiob. too, for
- manufacturng purposei, we know .of
nothf supe' • It is onl short
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PICTURESQUE IN EVERY
Not .Far from the Highest
Point of Land Between the
Lake's and the Ocean. A
View of Montrose far Away
NATURAL SCENERY IS
FULL OF.GRANDEUR :
Establishment of Manu
facturing Plants. Indus
tries and Enterprises
, is on , sm. _ ,as
aepffersdn branch of the —tie rail
roe . and excellent water .power is
obtained from the outlet of Lewis lake,
where its waters fall into the ILacka
wanna Fine timber can be; cut in
the adjacent mountain region; laborers
and killed artisans could no diiubt. 'be
induced to come to such inviting sur
roundings, so all that is lacking is the
initiative to make it a flourishing
Uniondale was created - a'boro ugh in
January, iBSS It was taken principal
ly from Herrick township and the first
officers were: .C. H. Ellis. burgess; J.
E Thomas. Edwin -orev. Philo Bur
ritt, Trevenan lk ls. O. T. Car
penter, Stephen Br nson, councilmen;
Elijah Carpenter and Horace H.
Lewis. justices; Elias Westgate 'and A.
A. Tingley poormasters; Robert West
gate, assessor; F. I. Lot:, . attorney; D.
H. Coleman, constable. Three ',of the
original councilman are living in
Uniondale at present—Messrs Mills,
Corey and Thomas The assessed value
of real estate at that time was $24,000;
its valuation now is about $40,000.
George Esmay is the present burgess;
D. S. Wedeman. H. W. Coleman, F. Z.
Carpenter. A. T. Rimron. D. L. Avery,
D. Et'• Gibson, councilmen; F. M.
Gardiner, of Forest City, attorney.
Uniondale was a postoffice over
seventy years ago. Mr. J. E. Thomas is
now postmaster of the village, having
been appointed by President Harrison
twenty years ago. Excepting four
years, he has held the office con tinuous
ly since be was appointed. Mr.
Thomas is also one of the leading busi
ness men of the - village and is the
proprietor, assistel by his son, of a
very popular general store, in which
the postoffice is located.
One of the leading industries of the
village is the Uniondale Milling Coin
pany, a large , plant. and equipped with
the latest and, beat applian;es for the
manufacture of, flour.. meat and buck
wheat flour. It 'is operated by Messrs.
S. E. Lowry and W. F. Sherwood, two
of the most enterprising and public
spirited citizens of Susquehanna county.
The mill IS running to its full capacity
and is barely able to supply the great
- demand for its products, especially
their tefekwheatlkeu mantrlactured by
the new roller-process. ,
Uniondale is a great resort for bunt
ing abd fishing parties, as black bass. ,
pickerel and trout are plentifhl in the _
adjacent Streams and excellent shooting
is afforded in season. Pheasants„ nab , ''l
bits, deer; bear and other game can be -
found in abundance at no great distance Q
from the village. In this respect, Mr. t -,i
John Basbam, who has recently leased ---
the Uniondale . Hotel, near the Erie ±
depot. !hakes special -
'rates' to fishing ,
and hunting parties. The best of ac
commodations are provided the travel
ing public at this hotel.
Another line of business conducted
there that is far above the ordinary in
point. of qualit i es and quantities of
goods handled s the establishment
conducted by Mr. Frank Westgate.
He is a large dealer in farm implements.
saw mills. wagons. coal, ice, brick, lime,
cement etc., and his trade is very.
extensive, 'covering as it does a large .
area in Susquehanna and adjoining
The leading wood and wagon works
of the village is an insitutio'n very popU
lar with farmers in. the ' region and
others, who use wagnns. ,It is owned
by Mr. Ira L. Churchill, who. besides
doing all kinds of manufacturing and
repairing of vehicle& makes a specialty
of tiring. Mr...';iiurchill is president of
the Vi-:amity Pair Association and fs
.rotherwigro closely identified with the
, . . interests of Uniondale and
• . He owns a beautiful farm
rg4 , village and is very popular
liSill claws rilmple in that section.
IRA. L. CHURCIIILL;
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UNIONDALE, SUSQUEHANNA, CO., PA:,
1 DEALER IN --
Cream Separators, Mowing and Thresh- Brick,
ing Machines, Portable Engines, Saw- L ime,
1 ;‘ Cement .
Mills, Wagons, Steighs, - 11 ai,.n els, .
Robes, Horse Blankets, Coal and all Canada
kinds of high-grade Farming Imp's- . H ar dwood
ments. - •
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you money by pure g basin any of the above goods from me.,
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