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April 04 1924/2024

Montrose History Related at Centennial Observance: March 29, 1924 marked just 100 years to the day when the Assembly of Pennsylvania enacted the necessary legislation which enabled Montrose to function politically as a borough. In the evening of that day, the citizens of the Borough gathered en masse, in the Court House, to commemorate the occasion. [Space does not allow for the listing of all the events of that evening, but a time-line was produced and a partial list, up to 1831, is found here.] 1800 – First Log Cabin; 1801 – First Fourth of July Celebration. Felling of Thirteen Trees; 1806 – First Frame House; 1808 -First Post Office. Mail Carried on Horseback; 1810 Susquehanna County Separated from Luzerne County; 1811 – Montrose Located As County Seat; 1812 – Population - Two Families; 1813 – First Court House; 1816 Population, 186; 1824 – January 1, First Stage Coach Through Mail, New York, Milford, Montrose, Owego; 1826 – First Church in the Village (Presbyterian); 1830 – Population 415; 1831 – First Fire Company. [List will continue next week.]

Brooklyn – Tuesday evening, April 8th, there will be a warm [maple] sugar social at the home of Mrs. C. P. Fitch, given by the Busy Bee and Ever Ready classes of the Universalist Sunday School. All cordially invited to attend. Sugar 20cents a dish.

North Bridgewater – Good prices prevailed at C. M. Bennett’s public sale, held in North Bridgewater a few days ago, not withstanding the bad conditions in the roads the day the sale was held. Cows sold from $27 to $52, and horses from $75 to $100, which shows a big drop from prices of a few years ago. Mr. Bennett is now operating a blacksmith shop in Birchardville.

Springville – J. K. Aldrich is anxious to communicate with Lookwood (Lockwood?) Avery, and wishes to know his present address. Mr. Avery is using Aldrich’s barn for storeroom purposes and as Mr. Aldrich has use for same would like to have him remove his wares from the barn. Anyone furnishing Mr. Aldrich with this information will confer a favor that will be greatly appreciated.

Dimock – Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dayton, formerly of this county, but now from the southern part of the state, will come to the Cope farm this week and reside in the boarding house. Mr. Dayton will assist with the orchard work.

Gibson – Gibson dairy is receiving 10,000 pounds of milk daily. ALSO The farmers are busy making maple syrup.

Great Bend – Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hotaling have gone to Shickshinny, where they have purchased a theatre. ALSO James Igo, formerly of Brookdale, who served with the American army in France, is leaving for California, the 23d of April, where he hopes to regain his health.

Harford – Harry Ellsworth has purchased the Moore farm, at North Harford, and will soon take possession.

New Milford – The Cadman Quartette, of Binghamton, will give a concert in the New Milford Opera House, Tuesday evening April 8, under the auspices of the Civic Club.

Hallstead – James Florence, the popular horse dealer, has purchased the Holt property, the farm occupied for a number of years by James Jackson. The farm consists of a large tract of several hundred acres on the main road from Hallstead to Susquehanna. The real estate deal was made through V. D. Shaw and is one of the largest transactions in real estate made in this vicinity in some time. ALSO The ice passed down the river very quietly, without causing any damage or causing high water, as in former years.

Franklin Forks – The Ladies Aid Society will meet in the Alliance Hall, Wednesday, April 9th. A boiled dinner will be served. A free-will offering will be taken. All cordially invited. Quilting will be the work for the day.

Forest City – The remains of Lieut. Reese Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Davis, of Lackawanna street, arrived here on the Erie flyer from France and were met at the station by members of the Charles and Martin Skubic Post, who escorted the body to the home of the young man’s parents, from which the funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon. Lieut. Davis was born in this place, October 14, 1894. He graduated from Forest City High School, Bloomsburg Normal and Jefferson Medical College. In July 1917 he was commissioned a lieutenant and in the September following sailed for England where for five months he was in charge of Horton hospital, London. From there he went to France, where he was connected with the British Medical corps. On Sept. 27th, 1918, while doing temporary duty as medical officer of the Irish Guards, he was badly wounded and soon after passed away. Death met him in the line of duty. At the time he was injured he was busily engaged dressing the wounds of British soldiers at the battle in front of Cambrai. The Reese Davis Post, American Legion, of Scranton, composed of medical officers who served in the war, was named in honor of the deceased. They will attend the service on Sunday.

Elkdale – Clarence Carr is holding school on Saturdays, so as to let school out early, in order to go to college for the summer months.

Uniondale – George Taylor has been a busy man the past winter. He has cared for 25 head of cattle, two horses, and 200 or more hens, cut and hauled fifteen thousand feet of logs to the John’s mills and hauled the lumber home; also hauled 15 loads of wood from the same mill, split 100 fence posts and has tapped 75 maple trees.

Ararat – Notice to the Editor: We still notice that the State Road is very prominent by the absence of travel over it. We even notice that the Scranton to Binghamton bootleggers’ cars were unable to get through that way on their regular Thursday schedule, and had to go via Herrick, Burnwood, Ararat and Thompson, and thence to points north. And made their return trip Saturday via the same route. CITIZENS PER BILL.

News Brief: President Coolidge gave some fatherly advice to a group of boys who called to ask him to head a committee arranging for the nation-wide celebration of April 27 to May 3, of “Boys’ Week.” “I have two boys of my own,” the President reminded his callers. “I tell them there are only two things necessary for boys—work hard and behave themselves. Do that and there won’t be any doubt about the future of this country.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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