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April 01 1921/2021

Springville – Ed. R. Thomas, for many years Springville’s miller, and by the way, a fine, cordial fellow, has rented his farm and will sell the personal property at public sale Saturday, April 9. He retains a part of his large residence and will remain in Springville. He is entitled to a good-sized vacation.

Hop Bottom – Roberts Bros., our enterprising coal dealer, advises the purchase of next winter’s coal now. And offer a 50 cent reduction for April. A full coal bin always gives a comfortable feeling.

New Milford – On Wednesday afternoon a quiet wedding was held at the M. E. parsonage, when Rev. B. R. Hanton united in marriage Harold Whitney and Ethel Matthews. They left on train No. 28 for a short wedding trip.

Dimock – The Bird Club of this place has already met at the home of F. R. Cope for one of their meetings, where the usual benefits and pleasure was obtained from Mr. Cope’s instructive talks. Mr. Cope is considered an authority on birds and flowers as he is a genuine naturalist, having made a study of nature, and especially all plant life, for years. The young people of this place are fortunate in having the privilege of such a club under his direction.

Glenwood – This vicinity was the scene of much excitement March 22nd when Mrs. Sidney Marcy was severely burned, having caught her sweater on fire from the stove in a manner unknown. Her clothing was practically all singed and she was injured on the hands, arms, back and one limb, and but for the timely arrival of her son, Elmer, would have been fatally burned. Her clothing was a mass of flames, but with plenty of water at hand, he soon put it out. The house was also on fire which was luckily discovered and extinguished. Dr. Harry Trimmer, of South Gibson, was called, and under his care she is improving nicely. She was the recipient of an Easter sunshine box from a host of her friends. What a surprise when she looked at each name and token—how the tears came to her eyes.

Lathrop Twp. – Editor Tiffany, of the Nicholson Examiner, is a sleuth. He says: “We have knowledge that there are persons in Lathrop who are selling cider-wine with a big kick in it. This is against the law and if the parties continue to sell it or give it away, they will have Uncle Sam after them.

Jackson – Windsor W. Larrabee, an aged and esteemed citizen of this place, died March 22, 1921, at the Central Hotel, his late home, after a brief illness, at age 76. The greater share of Mr. Larrabee’s life was spent in Jackson township, where he was born on the old Larrabee homestead, the son of Emory and Laura (Wheaton) Larrabee, descendants of two of the township’s oldest pioneer families. His father moved to Jackson in 1825 with his parents, from Vermont. His mother came to the county in 1821 with her parents, Moses and Polly (Aldrich) Wheaton, of New Hampshire, who also settled in Jackson. Windsor Larrabee served during nearly the whole four years of the Civil War, being part of the time in the navy. His father and two of his brothers, Alfred and Oscar, were also in the service, the latter being in the Battle of Gettysburg. In all there were seven members of this family in the war. After the war Windsor married Miss Josephine Leonard. He leaves a daughter and eight grandchildren. Burial took place in the Lamb cemetery in Jackson.

Uniondale – Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edson Reeder, broke his left arm in two places recently. The youngster was on a cow’s back when Boss threw him forcibly to the ground. ALSO Some of the town people visited the high school Friday. The teachers and pupils were very much surprised, as well as pleased, and wished that there were more interested enough to visit the schools. ALSO Wm. White has moved a building on W. E. Gibson’s lot and opened therein a meat market.

Montrose – An evidence of the large number of persons attending the large horse sale here, was the fact that every available stall in the barns and stables in the town was filled. Some teamsters found it impossible to secure stabling for horses. Another argument for a public hitching place. ALSO W. A. Welliver, owner of the Ideal Theatre, is planning to have a large stage constructed so that the popular motion picture house may be used for plays and vaudeville entertainments. This is the finest motion picture house in this section and at a comparatively small expense can be made into a first-class play house for all classes of traveling troupes.

Auburn Twp. – The Auburn Four Corners creamery is to be reopened today. This creamery has been in almost continuous operation for twenty-seven years.

Rush – Messrs. Reed W. Devine, John Devine, Harry Juser, Dayton Brotzman, Oliver Wilbur and Clark Wilbur, were in town Monday and drove back six Ford cars which had been sold by Mr. Devine, proprietor of the Devine garage at Lawton. The purchasers of the cars were Levi P. Light, Clark Warner, Peter Cryan, Nathan Cobb, Frank McCormick, all touring cars, and a truck purchased by Haskell Devine.

Hallstead – A Ford car, loaded with [illegal] whiskey, was wrecked by crashing into another car on the road between Great Bend and Kirkwood on Thursday, leaving a quantity of broken bottles along the highway. ALSO Word has just been received that the body of Corporal Mark O’Neill, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. O’Neill, has arrived in New York from overseas.

Herrick Twp. – Rev. T. J. Vaughn gave an excellent Easter sermon at the M. E. Church and the choir sang Easter hymns, while potted plants in bloom added a cheerful touch of color. Mr. Vaughn is closing a very successful conference year, his third on this charge, and it is hoped and expected that he will be returned. ALSO The “peepers” are frozen in. The temperature dropped from 70 degrees to 6 degrees above in less than 18 hours.

Forest City – The following students are home for their Easter vacation: Wm. Sredenschek, Joseph Muchitz, John Callaghan, of State College; Paul Maxey, of the University of Pennsylvania; Irene Drake, Irving College; Cresentia McGrath, Annette and Agnes O’Brien, Cella Lumbert, Bloomsburg Normal School; Anna Dunleavy, Stroudsburg Normal School; Benjamin Bailys, of Wyoming Seminary.

Ararat Twp. – The snow has disappeared. Robins have returned and mud drying up, and everything seems to indicate spring. Even sugar making, moving, and house cleaning are in evidence.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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