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August 22 1919/2019

Harmony Twp. – Mrs. Stephen Terry is under the care of Dr. Seth Miller, of Susquehanna, suffering from the sting of a rattlesnake. Mrs. Terry was picking berries not far from her home, which is near Comfort’s pond. While approaching a spring for a drink, she felt a sharp pain in the left limb, and at the same time her eyes fell upon a huge rattlesnake at her feet. She jumped away from the snake, which was coiled ready to strike again, and then removing the leather strap which she had over her shoulder to carry the pan with, she put the strap about her limb, above the wound, and drew it so tight that the circulation of the blood was stopped. Then she made her way home, just after the family had left. Without waiting or calling for help, she secured a razor and cut out the flesh around the wound made by the snake’s fangs. Help was summoned after this was done and Dr. Miller was called. While Mrs. Terry is confined to her bed and is suffering considerably, it is believed she will fully recover. Mrs. Terry says that the snake gave no warning of its presence, and that she must have stepped upon the reptile, rousing it to action.

Heart Lake – Someone recently took a tire, rim and cushion from the county sheriff’s auto. It seems that Sheriff Harry Taylor damaged one of the wheels of his car one night last week when near Heart lake. He left the car by the roadside and the next morning he found the car stripped of tire, rim and cushion. The sheriff says if the guilty party will only return the rim it would be a great help, or come back and get the remainder of the car.

Jackson – Anza M. Benson, a native of Jackson township where he was born in 1831, died in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 27. He was the son of the late Hosea and Ann Aldrich Benson, of Jackson. Deceased was a patentee and manufacturer in Cleveland and was very successful, accumulating a snug fortune. The funeral was held in Cleveland, the Knights Templar being in charge. Interment was made by the side of his wife in Lakeview cemetery, Cleveland.

Kingsley – Dominick Cravense, who seems to have a very convincing way with the ladies, was arrested here by George Crandall, who charged that his wife left home taking their two children and planned to live with Cravense. Cravense had a hearing before Justice of the Peace F. A. Davies, and was bound over to court.

East Rush – Some sneak thief entered the chicken house of our creameryman last Friday night and walked off with twenty of his oldest broilers, and a few nights after they made a haul on D. A. Pierson’s. Whoever it is better look a little out or they will receive the contents of the shot guns that are loaded and waiting. ALSO There are plenty of blackberries at present but no sugar to do them up with.

Fair Hill – The housewives are complaining of the shortage of sugar. Cannot get enough to take care of the fruit and have to let it waste.

Hallstead – Hallstead is planning a big time on Labor Day, Sept. 1st. There will be two ball games, band concerts, athletic events, a dance and other interesting features. It is for the benefit of the Hallstead band and base ball club.

Springville – The five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Barber, who live near Springville, was struck by an automobile recently and seriously injured. The child was hurried to the office of Dr. H. B. Lathrop and received medical attention. The driver of the car, who was unknown to anyone who witnessed the accident, rushed on without offering any assistance after he had struck the girl.

New Milford – Thomas Campion, an experienced plumber and tinsmith, has leased the Boyle store, at the corner of Main and Montrose streets and opened a plumbing establishment.

Forest City – The Independents were informed Sunday noon by the manager of the Susquehanna base ball club that the sun was shining on the city of stairs and the presence of the Independents was expected. The boys hastened to get their togs and speedily departed in a drizzling rain to reach Susquehanna to find that old J. Pluvius had been on the job.—No game.

Stillwater – A sad accident befell Mr. Reynard on Tuesday evening near Stillwater when he fell beneath the wheels of Earl Tourje’s tin lizzie. He was seen roaming along the highway and rapidly making good his escape when Earl’s eagle eye discovered him. The chase was a long and spirited one but the chicken thief was no match for our worthy friend. He was run down and Earl came to town proudly bearing his trophy—a good sized woods fox.

Clifford – D. Lafayette Stevens died at his home, known as Elkdale Stock Farm, Aug. 12, 1919, following an illness of several months. Deceased was born in Clifford Township about eighty-one years ago, the son of David B. and Eliza Arnold Stevens. In 1866 he was joined in marriage to Miss Myrtis Dimmick, daughter of the late Otis Dimmick, of Uniondale. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary three years ago. Deceased is survived by Mrs. B. R. Burns, Mrs. Thompson Bean, Philadelphia, and Mrs. J. M. Bean, of Uniondale and one son, M. Lawrence Stevens, of Highland, California. Interment in the family plot in Elkdale cemetery.

Harford – Fred A. Osborn, of the Harford Agricultural Society, was calling on friends here Tuesday. The very attractive catalogues of the fair are ready for distribution and will be mailed to anyone on request. The management is making every effort to make the fair, to be held Sept. 16, 18, 18, the best yet and they will have to “go some” to do it, as Harford is famous all over the state for the fairs held there, extending over 62 years.

Montrose/New Milford – Mathias Stipp & Son, who are building the concrete road between Montrose and New Milford, are working north of Tiffany, and judging from the large amount of equipment on the ground, are prepared to make things hum. All machinery looks to be in excellent shape. More men can be used and four dollars per day for ten hours is offered. Men are conveyed to and from work free of charge.

Thompson – Ralph Stone and family, of Railroad street, are moving in to the west rooms of Mrs. Tower’s house on Jackson street, vacated by Mrs. Jennie Harpur. Mrs. Stone will have charge of the Thompson exchange of the North Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone company as successor to Mrs. Harpur. During the 18 years that Mrs. Harpur has been known as the “Thompson Central,” she has won the love and esteem of all of the patrons by her pleasant voice and her genial manner; never once having been known to utter harsh or complaining words. Her resignation is greatly regretted.

News Briefs: When baby suffers with croup, apply and give Dr. Thomas’ Electric Oil at once. Safe for children. A little goes a long way. 30 cents and 60 cents, at all drug stores. ALSO Soldiers or sailors of foreign birth who served during the recent war will be allowed to apply, without charge, for naturalization as American citizens during a period of one year after demobilization of the expeditionary forces has been declared by the president.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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