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December 15 1922/2022

Uniondale – Mrs. Daniel Carpenter died at her home in Seattle on Friday, December 8. The remains will be brought back to Uniondale for interment. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Burdick, a pioneer settler of Clifford township. She is survived by a son, Frank B. Carpenter, Esq., a former resident of Forest City. ALSO Freeman Z. Carpenter, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Uniondale, passed away at his home following a few weeks’ illness. He was a member of Mathew McPherson Post of the Grand Army of the Republic He is survived by his widow, two sons, Walter, of Herrick Center, and Lester of Scranton; and one sister, Mrs. Silos O. Churchill, of Uniondale. Interment will be made in the Uniondale cemetery.

Springville – Mrs. Eugene Gallagher and daughter, Betty, have gone to Rochester, where her husband has secured rooms and he will attend a school for disabled in the service.

Thompson – Mrs. J. E. Blain narrowly escaped what might have proved a fatal accident. She poured some old grease on the fire, not thinking of any danger, when it burst into flames and exploded loud enough to be heard by the neighbors some distance away. She was badly burned about her face and arms and had it not been for a covering she happened to have on her head, her hair would doubtless have caught fire.

Forest City – We now have better street car service. It was brought about by the determined action of the councils of Forest City, Vandling and Carbondale, who made it plain to the Scranton Street Railway company that the two-hour system was a hindrance to the public. The new schedule went into effect Sunday morning. It is the same as prevailed previous to the June and July floods of last year. Following these floods there was a suspension for several weeks and later we were given a two-hour schedule which proved but very little better. We can ride hourly now until winter sets in. ALSO Peter Mancuso, the North Main street tailor, has filed his application for citizenship.

Montrose –Benjamin Holbrook has worked for me and managed the Brewster farm since 1915. He has always been industrious, loyal and honest; never tried to cheat me out of as much as a hen’s egg. On April 1st, 1923, because of a change made by me, and through no default by him, someone else will get him. He is worth more as a working foreman or farm manager than I ever did or could pay him. His wife is a fit helpmeet, good housekeeper and a good cook. I am writing this without his knowledge to notify you what sort of a man he is, and to get him a better job. If you really want and deserve such a man, I will tell you personally more about him. D.T. Brewster. ALSO To slaughter and pluck 50 turkeys and fowls in a day is no inconsiderable job for one man to do. This is a record which John Aitken hung up at The Central Market a short time since. Over 40 years at the business, gives one the necessary experience to “make every move count.” Probably few men in the county have walked more miles than he has. A few years ago it was figured out that with a low average of but 18 miles a day for each day he had delivered meat for the Hawley and Rogers meat markets, he would have walked a distance sufficient to “bridge the space between the earth and he moon. His years of walking out of doors has doubtless given him the healthy constitution he enjoys and a lifetime of activity has left him with but one worry—to keep from idleness.

Clifford – John Spedding has sold his farm implement business to Hasbrouck Brothers, who will continue same in connection with their general merchandise business. Mr. Spedding, who is one of the most wide awake and progressive young business men of the county, is to take a position with the International Harvester Co. as traveling representative.

Jessup Twp. – The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Prospect Hill Telephone Company will be held at the Grange Hall, Fairdale, Dec. 20, commencing at 10 a.m. E. L. Jones, Sec’y.

Brooklyn – Glenn W. Ely gave a radio-phone concert in the hall, Saturday evening. Many people were present who had never listened to wireless and it proved of considerable interest.

Harford – The dairy office was moved last week down to Mrs. Flora Forsythe’s lot and will be fixed up for a dwelling house. ALSO The Harford V. H. S. basket ball team played a closely contested game with the Thompson high school boys last Friday. At first the Thompson boys started out as if they would be easy winners but it did not take the Harford boys long to get their bearings and check the Thompson boys’ attack, throwing a few double deckers in the meanwhile. All through the remainder of the game neither side had the assurance of the game until the final whistle blew. The score standing at 15-14, Harford’s favor. The boys made an excellent fight for the game, playing like “old timers.” Three of the Harford boys had never played in a game before. “Bob” Michael refereed a satisfactory game for both sides.

Glenwood – C. W. Hoppe, among the best-known men of this place, died at his home where he was born and lived all his life, on the Hoppe homestead, Dec. 4, 1922, at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his widow and three children, Walter, Arthur and Mrs. Hurbert Chisholm, of Nicholson and one sister, Mrs. Walter Bennett, of Lenoxville.

Auburn Corners – Considerable excitement stirred this locality during the early hours of Thursday morning when a ‘riot call’ (?) by phone, brought Sheriff Darrow, Chief Tingley and 8 others from Montrose, to take a hand in a little Thanksgiving party that started near this place on the evening before. The officers reached here at 1:30 Thursday morning, and, as it transpired, more sleep than blood was lost. It proved to be strictly a family affair and a bottle of hooch the “quickening spirit.” A warrant was sworn out before G. W. Bunnell, four arrested and brought before the said justice, where they were given a hearing. One party was discharged and the other three given nominal fines which were promptly paid and they were dismissed with an admonition to “go and sin no more.” There was considerable grumbling on the part of the officers who were up all night and then some, leaving here for home at 4:45 a.m.

Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – We are getting a little winter weather for a few days, but the Binghamton weather man has not furnished the snow he promised. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. Silas Jagger attended the birthday party given to S. B. Warner, a veteran of the Civil War, at Lee Fessenden’s last Wednesday, it being his 85thbirthday. The old veterans are but few around here, only two old soldiers being present, H. C. Spafford, of Forest Lake, and J. O. Fuller, of Laceyville.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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