August 06 1920/2020
Montrose – The 13th annual session of the Montrose Bible Conference Association opened Friday evening. The week has been characterized by fine weather, although a trifle chilly during the early days, but even the tent colony was comfortable. All available dormitories, inns and residences are filled with visitors to the conference, outnumbering, it is believed, the largest of any previous conference. Much talk is heard about the desirability of a summer hotel which will accommodate those coming to the Ministerial Institute and Bible Conference. Secretary Honeyman has the dining facilities well in hand, but if the housing problem could be solved it would result in a largely increased attendance. The speakers have been of the best, maintaining the general tone of the conference, which has won a national reputation. Some of the best programs will be found during the remaining days and the closing day, Sunday will probably witness a record-breaking crowd, as the seating capacity of the auditorium was taxed last Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people coming by auto from all over Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New York. ALSO George Free, an aged colored resident, died at 6:30 last evening. He was in his nineties and a Civil War veteran. He had been in failing health for some months. ALSO An aeroplane’s exhaust caused many to look eastward early Tuesday morning at about 7:30 and witness a machine in flight towards the west. It passed over the upper part of the borough above the conference grounds. Spectators estimate it was about 5,000 ft. up. It made a beautiful sight in the clear atmosphere.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – An airplane went over the Hill, Tuesday morning, and was seen by several.
Lanesboro – Enoch E. Cook passed away at his home here on July 27, 1920. He had long been in the employ of the Erie Railroad Co. for almost 30 years. He had resided in Lanesboro for 42 years and was one of the town’s best known and most respected residents. Deceased was a son of Caleb Cook and was born in Delaware County, NY, 84 years ago. He served for thirty-six months in the war of the rebellion, being a member of Co. F, 143d NY Volunteer Infantry. The body was brought to Montrose for interment, it having been his wish to be laid to rest in the Montrose Cemetery. Members of Capt. Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans acted as bearers.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - The Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. Charles Stevens for dinner on Aug. 11th. The members will bring something for dinner. Also bring your thimble as there is quilting to be done.
Factoryville – “Christy” Mathewson is seriously ill with tuberculosis. The former NY. Giant star and native of Factoryville is endeavoring to ward off the dread disease at Saranac Lake, NY. He is one of the best ball players the nation ever had. For many years he was as much a New York institution as the Brooklyn Bridge or the subway. Mathewson helped win championships in 1904, 1905, 1911, 1912 and 1913.
Uniondale – R. R. Davis is helping Marian Giddings with his haying. Although nearly 85 years of age, Mr. Davis will do his share of the pitching on. He is there with the hay every time. ALSO Last Saturday our base ball team won another victory when the defeat of the Elkdale team became certain. It was a close rub, the score being 11 to 10. Carbondale is expected here next Saturday. They call themselves the Tigers. We fancy they will get all the clawing they want.
Dimock – Douglas Mills and Winifred Estus narrowly averted what might have been a serious accident recently. While driving up a steep hill near Church’s mills, they collided with a rapidly oncoming car, taking the spokes out of one wheel, also demolishing the running board and mud guard. This occurred at a dangerous point, there being a curve and the road narrow. This is the third accident to happen at this point.
Susquehanna – George White, of Marietta, Ohio, who as National Chairman will lead the Democratic Presidential fight this year, is a native of Susquehanna and is believed to have become imbued with his love for the Democratic party by his residence in this Democratic borough. He is the son of Charles White, who was a machinist in the Erie shops. The grand-father of Mr. White was a jeweler here years ago. The mother of George White was also a native of this place, so it can be truthfully said that he comes from genuine Susquehanna stock.
Thompson – A community picnic will be held Friday in Pickering’s grove. Music will be furnished by the Ararat band.
Forest City – Mr. and Ms. Victor Bucannel, of Detroit, are guests of his parents. Mr. Bucannel, for the past eight years, has been employed by the Ford Manufacturing company and stated that the Fords pay from $6 to $8.24 per man for an eight-hour day. ALSO Arrangements have been made between manager Munley of Archbald and manager Cleary of the Forest City Orioles, whereby infielder McCawley, of the Orioles, will report to Archbald next Sunday. He has been playing great ball for the Orioles. He is 22 years of age and served in the army during the war.
Clifford – Miss Wilmot Warren expects to leave early in August for her old home in Draycott, England.
New Milford – F.K. Sutton has purchased a furniture store and undertaking business at Selinsgrove, Pa. and will move to that place August 1. He purchased the grocery business of E. W. Watson and conducted it for about 5 years. He has been engaged in the undertaking business with A.H. Crosier, of Thompson, for a number of years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sutton are licensed undertakers and graduates of two schools of embalming.
Brooklyn – W. H Ackerson and son-in-law Charles Stanton have purchased the 300 acre farm north of Brooklyn village from F. B. Jewett. This farm has been owned by Mr. Jewett and father for nearly 90 years. The men have taken possession and will improve the already fine buildings and farm and aspire to make it one of the show farms of the county.
West Harford – B. B. Freeman was a pleasant caller in this vicinity last week. We are always glad to see Mr. Freeman, not only because he helps us to dispose of our bags of rags and rubbers and stock our homes with a new supply of tinware and house-hold utensils, but we are glad to see him as an old friend.
Silver Lake – Misses Ellen Scallon and Doris Conklin, Messrs. Floyd and Orren Conklin, Paul Mahoney, Thos. Anthony and Charles Hawley, Michael and Martin Kane, were among those who attended the ball game Sunday last at Stumpville.
Compiled By: Betty Smith