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December 14 1923/2023

Hallstead – The Herald block has been purchased by C. H. Hoffman, of this place, from Henry P. DuBois, son of he late Hon. James T. DuBois. Mr. Hoffman states he purchased the building as an investment.

Montrose – I. W. Oakley is the possessor of a fine cello, which was lately presented to him by a friend in Carbondale. The donor is A. W. Bailey, a retired railroad engineer, now an invalid, who desired Mr. Oakley to possess the valuable musical instrument. The cello, which is of an unusually fine and mellow tone, was owned by Mr. Bailey’s father, who was a leader of a stringed orchestra in a Boston church before the era of the pipe organ. It is impossible to trace the age of the instrument further back, but it is possible the cello was in the possession of others previous to that time. Mr. Oakley, who is a skillful player of stringed instruments, particularly the violin and cello, prizes the gift highly. ALSO Businessmen are arranging for a public hitching place. It has long been felt that horse-drawn vehicles are being crowded from the streets and with the congestion of automobiles on the main thoroughfares that something should be done to furnish convenient facilities for these transients. A vacant lot will be rented near Harrington’s stable and equipped with tieing posts.

Susquehanna – John N. Seddon, a veteran of the Civil War, and one of our must highly regarded citizens, died Dec. 7th, 1923, at his home. Mr. Seddon was a native of New Jersey and during the Civil War served the entire four years as a private in Co. B. 37th regiment, New Jersey Infantry. Mr. Seddon located in Susquehanna soon after the war and followed his trade as a cabinetmaker. He then entered the employ of the Erie railroad, as a carpenter. He was a member of the G. A. R. and the Odd Fellows. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Albert Burkett, of Carbondale.

Kingsley – A suit has been instituted in the county courts against the R. D. Richardson Construction Co. by Bert Appleman for $30,000--$20,000 on behalf of his son, Cecil, and $10,000 for himself, as father. This suit grows out of the loss of a hand on the part of the 8-year-old boy, who had five fingers blown off while exploding a dynamite cap. It is alleged by the complainant that the cap is similar to those used by the company in constructing the recent state road between Kingsley and Harford. Attorney M. W. Stephens and J. M. Kelly are the plaintiff’s attorneys.

Forest City – Shirley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Rolls, of Main street, was the victim of an automobile accident. She was crossing the street when she was struck by an auto driven by Miss Mary Thompson, of Carbondale. The little girl was struck and her clothing became tangled about the hub of one of the auto wheels. Fortunately, the auto was being driven slowly and came to a standstill in a few feet. The victim was picked up by Benny Yanchitis and rushed to Allen’s drug store. She sustained injuries to her face and hands. She is doing well. No fault can be attached to the occupants of the car. They reported the accident to the authorities and have frequently visited the unfortunate girl.

Harford – The Christmas bazaar, held last week in the lecture room of the church, was a success socially and financially. Returns not all in, but $125 is reported as the proceeds. Credit is due to Mrs. Fred Brainard and to the committee, of which she was chairman.

New Milford – The Sophomore class of the high school will present a play entitled “Maidens All Forlorn,” at the Opera House, Dec. 20th.

Welsh Hill – Arthur Lord, of Hop Bottom, was through this place on Saturday with a full line of Raleigh remedies and products.

Fair Hill – Mrs. Harry Valentine has a new Victrola, purchased of Stuart Sprout.

South Auburn – A special attraction of the next Grange meeting, Dec. 22nd, will be a Christmas grab bag. Each family is to furnish three ten-cent articles for the bag. Members to pay 10 cents a grab. Lots of fun.

Gelatt – Over 30 attended the reception for Mr. & Mrs. George Entrott at the home of his grandmother, Mr. Samantha Bowell. Many useful gifts were received. Also, a sum of money. We wish them a happy wedded life.

Thompson – The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Whitney was held at the home of their son, A. B. Whitney, Nov. 24th. About 50 friends and relatives were present and four generations were represented. A dainty lunch was served and a purse of money was presented to them.

Ku Klux Klan Not Wanted: Various reports that the Ku Klux Klan was endeavoring to organize, or had organized in the county, it is hoped are untrue, for it is an organization which is capable of doing much harm, through the kindling of racial and religious animosities of which this locality is particularly free. Anything that disturbs the sympathetic bond and mutuality of interest existing between citizens is a serious menace to the welfare of all, and prejudicial too the best interests from every standpoint.

Christmas Carols to be sung at Community Christmas Tree: O Come All Ye Faithful; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; We Three Kings of Orient Are; The first Noel; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Silent Night. The Christmas Tree will be held Christmas afternoon at 5:30, in Montrose. Prepare to attend this enjoyable occasion.

Airplane Twenty Years Old: December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur Wright, now deceased, and Orville Wright, his brother, flew the first successful heavier-than-air machine. The advancement of civilization is measured by the progress of transportation. These two decades have revolutionized man’s effort in promoting commerce and travel. The World War demonstrated that the airplane is an absolute necessity for national defense, as well as a most effective messenger of peace. The conquest of the air has just begun. It has unlimited possibilities. What the next two decades will bring forth in aviation will doubtless surpass the most far-seeing mind.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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