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August 27 1920/2020

Susquehanna – A big crowd will accompany the Susquehanna baseball team and the Erie Band to Hornell next Saturday. A canvass of the shops took place on Monday to find out whether enough desired to go to make a request for a special train. About 1,000 will go to enjoy the day and, probably, escort the victors back to the old home town.

Springville – On Wednesday afternoon, after a search of two hours, the little 8 year-old girl of Bentley Stark was found in a field totally unconscious with fracture of the skull, presumably from the kick of a horse. The child’s condition continued unchanged and on Thursday morning she was taken by Dr. Lathrop to the City hospital at Wilkes-Barre, when it is hoped her life, otherwise despaired of, may be saved by an operation.

Friendsville – Richard Foran, a life-long resident, former sheriff of Susquehanna county, died on August 8th in the Packer hospital at Sayre. The funeral was held from St. Francis Xavier Church on August 11th. Mr. Foran was widely known in this section as a lawyer, having practiced his profession for the last 40 years. At the expiration of his term he returned to Friendsville and since then had been active in farming, as well as the law. He is survived by children, Anna, Hugh, Joseph and Mark.

Forest City – “Italy” Slick, while at work blocking [railroad] cars got his right hand caught, badly squeezing the first two fingers. ALSO Now that the town has a clean slate so far as licensed dogs are concerned, would it not be advisable to get after the automobile speeders? They run the town in spite of efforts to check them. ALSO Joseph Budzeika has received application forms for victory medals. All ex-service men are requested to call and fill them out. At the meeting of Charles and Martin Skubic Post of the American Legion tomorrow evening, Mr. Budzeika will be glad to assist the boys in making out the form. Every man must present his discharge papers.

Forest Lake – Mrs. Earl J. Smith, who is summering at the family cottage here, holds the distinction of being the champion fisherwoman at the lake. Inside of an hour she pulled twenty fine perch from the water, or one every three minutes. This is [an] exciting enough sport for anyone.

New Milford – Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Melhuish attended the encampment of the Susquehanna County Veterans’ Association. Mr. Melhuish was a member of the 151st Regiment, PA Volunteers, and saw hard fighting in several of the severe battles of the war. He helped to administer first aid treatment to Gardner Taylor, an early employee of the Montrose Republican, who was shot through the shoulder with a minie ball at the battle of Gettysburg.

Montrose – “Local Motoring Hints:” The idea seems prevalent among local motorists that Public avenue has been set aside by the council as a parking place for automobiles, and that there is a provision under the law whereby cars may be parked in a designated parking place without lights. While the law does permit towns and boroughs to make ordinances governing the parking of cars, there is no provision for cars being parked in these places without lights. In the second place, the borough council has not designated, by ordinance, a parking place in any part of the borough. Motorists are warned against parking cars so as to obstruct alleys, particularly the alley between the post-office and the new theatre, as the U S. mail passes through this alley. They are also warned against running with cut-outs open within the borough limits. Whether a car is in motion or is standing, lights must be on from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, or when it is impossible to see clearly for a distance of 200 feet. ALSO Charles Smith, of Auburn, NY, has been visiting relatives here the past week. Mr. Smith was a resident of Montrose some 40 years ago, being a son of the late William Smith, Sr. He is a veteran of the Civil War (Co. C, 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the most celebrated regiments of Black soldiers that fought in the Civil War, and made famous after the ill-fated assault on Ft. Wagner, S. C., depicted in the film, “Glory.”) Although approaching his 80th birthday he recalls the older residents of Montrose and incidents in the town’s history vividly.

Wyalusing – One of the most severe accidents seen in the local baseball ground in recent years occurred on Saturday last, during the game between Wyalusing and Blossburg, when Christie Curran, of Lawton, umpire for the game, was hit square in the face by a ball thrown from the hand of Catcher Brumbaugh, intending to put out a runner at second base. Curran, umpiring at the rear of the pitcher’s box, was hit as he started to turn his head toward second base to view the play. Although knocked down he was not rendered unconscious. He was taken to a local doctor where the injury was dressed and made as comfortable as possible.

Thompson – F. D. Wrighter, with a force of men, are erecting a reinforced concrete bridge on the site of the old Barnes mill pond, a short way from Gelatt. This for some time has been a very dangerous point and this improvement, no doubt, will be appreciated. The bridge will be 24 feet in width. ALSO Saturday evening the Ararat band favored Thompson with some excellent music which was greatly appreciated. Dr. McNamara’s large and capacious porch was kindly offered them which they accepted with pleasure and from which nearly all lovers of music could distinctly hear without leaving their homes. A few vocal and piano selections were also rendered by Mrs. Fernley and Mrs. Barnes. Later ice cream and cake was served as a slight reward for the musical treat. ALSO Since the work of covering the stones has been completed, Jackson street is an ornament to the Borough.

Uniondale – Sunday night a five-passenger Studebaker touring car owned by James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Carpenter, was placed out of commission following the results of an explosion when the driver, in looking for engine trouble, held a lighted lantern in close proximity to gas fumes from a small container used for the purpose of priming the engine. After driving over the Dundaff street crossing at Carbondale, the car stalled and James climbed out with a lantern to ascertain the trouble. Believing it to be the carburetor, he drew some gasoline from the tank and was in the act of using it when it exploded, thereby setting fire to the car. Police headquarters could not be reached by phone and no help arrived until the car was destroyed. James was taken to Emergency hospital, Carbondale, suffering from severe burns about the shoulders but his condition is not serious.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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