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December 03 1920/2020

Susquehanna – The dam across the Susquehanna river here, which was swept away during the ice jam last spring and which was nearly completed after being under re-construction for the last six months, has been carried away again entailing a heavy loss to the Susquehanna County Light and Power Co.

Montrose – Preparations are being made to hold two social dances during the holidays—one on Christmas night and another on New Year’s Eve, at Colonial Hall. AND W. A. Welliver, proprietor of the Ideal Theatre, is giving theatre goers some splendid moving picture plays, and the high quality is fully appreciated, judging from remarks heard. “The Eyes of the world” delighted many last week and an equally fine feature is promised for nest week when “Ramona” will be presented—a story in which history and romance is charmingly blended, in fact it is spoken of as “The sweetest love story ever told.”

St. Joseph – Owing to the condition of the roads the Friendsville stage driver has discontinued the use of his autos and is now driving his horses. This makes his hours a little earlier in the morning and a little later in the evening.

Jackson – There have been eleven golden wedding anniversaries observed in the past few years by members of the Myron French Post of the G. A. R. of this place. Members, some of whom are now deceased, reaching the fiftieth wedding anniversary are as follows: Orrin Mattison, Hollis Barrett, Asariah Daniels, Jas. Curtis, Maynard Gates, S. L. French, E. O. Perry, W. W. Larrabee, Wm. Cole, Rufus Barnes and C. D. Washburn. There is yet one remaining couple in the Post who may attain the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.

Brooklyn – The presentation of “Shavings,” in the Universalist Church, Thanksgiving night, was thoroughly enjoyed by an appreciative audience. Joseph Lincoln’s story was told in a fascinating manner and the pictures were clear and very life-like. All who heard it will look forward with pleasant anticipation to the presentation of “Pollyanna,” which will be given in the near future, it is hoped. ALSO Lodowick Bailey was born on Nov. 25, 1831, on the farm that his father bought in 1818, and died there on Nov. 22, 1920. Thus he enjoyed nearly 89 years of life in this world. Brooklyn township has many records which are object lessons, but none more striking than the history of the three Bailey brothers who came to Brooklyn from Groton, Connecticut. Captain Amos Bailey, the elder, came in 1801. He voted for Thomas Jefferson in 1804 and bought a fine farm east of town, where he lived the remainder of his lie, and when he died, Nov. 9, 1865, aged 88 years, his son then resided on the farm until his death, when the grandson, W. P. Bailey, lived there until his death, and now the farm, after a lapse of 119 years, is owned by his great granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Bennett. The next brother was Col. Frederick Bailey, who came in 1807 and bought a farm of about 400 acres from his brother. For nearly 30 years, from 1823 to 1851, he was treasurer and superintendent of the Milford and Owego turnpike. His son, Henry L. Bailey, kept the old homestead and the farm until he died, July 4, 1898. It is now owned by the granddaughter of Col. Bailey, Mrs. Annie Palmer. The last to come was Lodowick Bailey, Sr. who bought the farm now owned by his grandson in 1818, so that all these farms have been in the families of the brothers for over 100 years.

Forest City – Daniel Melvin, Jr., returned home from Camp Upton, where he was discharged from service in the United States army. He was in a hospital for seven months at Camp Zachary Taylor, KY, where he was treated for trouble to his lungs brought about by being gassed in France. He was in the service over 5 years. ALSO Two steamer trunks filled with booze sprung a leak in the Erie station in Binghamton, Monday, and were confiscated by prohibition officers. The trunks were shipped from Carbondale, with Hammond, Ind., as their destination. ALSO The 11th anniversary of the organization of the Zvon Dramatic and Singing Society was duly observed at their hall on Grand Avenue Saturday evening. The members enjoyed a pig roast. The musical program was of the best and the affair was a social success. The society takes first rank among the Slovenian singing societies of the United States and is a credit to the community. For some time they have been without an instructor, but have secured the services of Prof. Peter Srovranik, a former leader, and who on several occasions has led them on to victory.

Thompson – Lost—Friday, Nov. 26th, between the Aldrich School and Wrighter Lake, a new weed tire chain for Ford car. Finder please leave at E. S. Potter’s shop.

Uniondale – The old historical town kettle is now in use, thanks to U. Wright Avery, who has been master of ceremonies in its repair. ALSO Richard R. Davis, over 80 years young, made a record of grave digging in the local cemetery. The day was anything but agreeable for the work, but when he finished at night he had the satisfaction of knowing that he had dug two graves in a single day.

Tirzah – Telephone lines are down since the ice storm. No communication with the outside world.  ALSO Dave McPherson returned Monday from New Jersey, where he went with a car of cattle. He reported a ready sale for cattle. Said grain was green and apples not frozen and thought it the place to live.

Clifford – Robert Ross, of Lenoxville and Miss Ruth Horton, of this place, were married recently.

Herrick Center – The drama, “Uncle Ephraim’s Summer Boarders,” given here on Friday evening by members of the Uniondale M. E. Sunday School. Was well rendered and proved to be a very interesting play. There was a good attendance the net proceeds being nearly $39.

North Bridgewater – Herman Bush and wife left last week for their new home at Endicott, NY. Mr. and Mrs. Bush will be very much missed in this community.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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