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August 04 1922/2022

54th Encampment – The encampment of this organization will be held Aug. 11th, on the Fair Grounds, Montrose. A cordial invitation is extended to all sons and daughters of veterans, the ex-service men of our country, to all soldiers’ widows and the Daughters of the Revolution, to join us on that occasion. It is hoped that each and every one come with a word of cheer, a song or a short story of camp and army life, and an old time campfire may be expected.

Striking Miners – We are informed that several striking miners have come into Susquehanna county and are working at almost any wages that are offered, some as low as $10 a month and board. More labor for the county farmers at wages that they can afford to pay would afford relief, but it does seem strange that a striker would come to an agricultural section and under bid the rural workers, tending to reduce wages.

Hop Bottom – Roberts Bros. announced that, beginning Sept. 1st, they will conduct their coal business on a strictly cash basis. Many coal dealers have announced their intention of going on a cash basis. It, evidently, is deemed necessary, for were credit extended the coal dealers very likely would stand to take an enormous loss through unpaid bills. It would also seem to indicate that coal prices might be advanced.

Dimock – Advancement is being steadily made in the plans and work for a successful Dimock Twp. Community Day to be held, Sept. 4, Labor Day. It cannot help but be an improvement over last year’s fair, according to interest and willingness to work by many. One of the day’s events will be a demonstration, by Jonathan Estus, of the power washing machine and other farm conveniences made possible by the use of an engine.

New Milford – John Mitchell has sold his pool room on Depot street to George Sumner. ALSO The ball game between New Milford and Hop Bottom was one of the best of the season. The score was 7-2 in favor of New Milford.

Brooklyn – The lawn festival given under the auspices of the Universalist Sunday school was a grand success. Gross receipts were over $40 and net amounted to over $27. Brooklyn band generously gave a goodly number of fine selections and about 70 of the Girls Scouts were in attendance and sang some rousing choruses, which were much appreciated.

Montrose – The Ideal Theatre will present “The Scrapper,” starring Herbert Rawlinson, an Irish character sketch of youth who is mistrusted by his fellow workers because of his refined ways. He suffers abuses and insults but manages to smile through them all. Also comedy, “Sweet Cookies.”

Ararat – One of the best games of ball ever seen in Ararat was played on Saturday last between Ararat and Thompson. At the beginning of the eighth inning the score was 0-0. In the 8th, Thompson got a man on second; two were out; a batter hit the ball and was put out at first, the man on second crossing the plate. The umpire decided the score did not count, as the man out at first was the third out. The manager of the Thompson club would not continue the game, declaring the run counted. After waiting five minutes, the umpires declared the game forfeited to Ararat, 9-0. The features of the game were a one-handed stop by Lowrey, of Thompson, and a long running catch of a fly, by Gordon Keenan, of Ararat.

Forest City – July 27th will be a red letter day in the life of every American of Lithuanian descent, because on that day the United States of America gave official recognition to the Lithuanian Free State. Lithuania declared its independence on January 16th, 1918 and their form of government is modeled closely after that of America. In honor of the event the Lithuanians of Forest Cit will hold a celebration on Sunday next. There will be a parade beginning at three in which all the societies of the town have been asked to participate, and it will be followed by exercises in the municipal hall, at which time a patriotic program, consisting of music and addresses, will be carried out.

Stillwater – Our attention is called in the fact that young men who ought to know better are in the habit of bathing in Stillwater, ungarbed, and apparently unconcerned about the element of decency, They are liable to get into trouble. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Little Meadows Shooting Affray, continued……There was a light in the house and the officers and volunteer law enforcers felt certain that their quarry was within. The men were afraid that Mrs. Tibone and her children might suffer if they opened fire on the house and Trooper McElroy approached the house and ordered the woman to “come out with your children quick.” Mrs. Tibone and three children appeared and she told the men that her husband had gone away during the night. A search was underway when a locked door was discovered and the door panel was splintered by a charge of shot, which wounded Sheriff Darrow in left breast, above the heart and in an exchange Chief Tingley was wounded in the right leg. Tibone was forced into the cellar but held off the men from again entering the house. Darrow was taken to the Johnson City hospital. After an interval Tibone called that he would give himself up but as soon as Chief Tingley and Jones stepped out Tibone again fired wounding Tingley and Jones. Tibone refused to surrender and the posse agreed that the house should be set afire, but only after the whole structure was blazing did Tibone appear through smoke at the cellar door, a gun in either hand. The posse firing back soon fell Tibone, who paid the penalty for his lawlessness and the sad mistake, which made him liable for the life of an innocent man. Dumb with unspoken anguish the bereaved family uttered no words of complaint. Mrs. Tibone, a woman of 36 years, walked dejectedly and aimlessly about, looking at her husband and the smoking ruins of the home. She refused to speak ill of her husband, although residents of that vicinity testified he was a man of most violent character, carrying firearms with him whenever he roamed about the place. Mrs. Tibone stated that they came to the United States about 13 years ago, had lived in Illinois and later in Scranton until they moved to Bear Swamp.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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