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December 24 1920/2020

South Gibson – At a dinner served to the old soldiers and old soldiers’ wives and widows, by Mrs. Estella Pickering at her home, it was found that the combined ages of the ten present was seven hundred and fifty-five years.

East Rush – Messrs. Crisman and Pierson went to Camptown last Friday evening to play basket ball with the Rush high school team and report that the game went against them 17 to 10.

Uniondale – Charles McDonald, of Rome, Bradford Co., is under arrest in Binghamton on the charge of jumping a board bill in Endicott, and also abducting a girl, 15 years old, from Uniondale. It is alleged that in the abduction, McDonald was aided by his son. They were arrested, but the older McDonald escaped and had been at liberty until arrested in Binghamton.

Nicholson – Carpenter’s hall, Dec. 24th, music by Purvis, Kunz and Wrigley. $1.00 a couple. Extra ladies, 25 cents. We are trying to make this the last dance of the season. Old Fashion Square Dance and extra music at regular prices.

West Harford – Charlie Harding is busy capturing foxes and he gets them too. We have no wild cats and panthers. They stay in South Harford because if they came up here Charlie would catch them. ALSO At North Harford, wedding bells rang joyously at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darrow, when their daughter, Floretta, became the bride of Harold Brainard, of this place.

Alford – Mrs. Gertie Ellsworth is preparing to take boarders, by the day and all times. She also runs a big feed business.

Brooklyn – On the evening of Dec. 27th, in the Universalist church, Lincoln W. Barnes, of Amhurst College, will give a stereopticon lecture on France, as seen by him while in the service during the war.

Hop Bottom – Christmas exercises will be held in the M. E. church this evening. Everybody come. On Sunday evening, Dec. 26th, a sacred concert will be held in the same church. Special music will be rendered by the choir and children. Santa is expected to be there.

Susquehanna – A. B. Crandall, who had a harrowing experience in the river here, is recovering says the Susquehanna Ledger. He has been under treatment in the Barnes Hospital since the accident. Mr. Crandall, who is 91 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War, was starting for Binghamton in a boat when he met with an accident, while passing through the dam here. He had in the boat his clothes, a rifle and, in fact, all his belongings, as he expected to locate in the Parlor City. He lost rife, and other articles when the boat upset. He owes his life to James W. Chamberlain, who affected his rescue after a hard struggle. Chamberlain was assisted by two young men working in the Oklahoma Railroad yard (a railroad yard in Susquehanna). Crandall was numb with the cold and lost consciousness as Chamberlain took hold of him. At that time Crandall was clinging to his overturned boat, and was floating with the currant. Chamberlain had great difficulty in getting Crandall into his boat, owing to the current. He was able to save the aged man by the timely assistance of Colwell and another young man.

Herrick Center – D. H. Lewis and family are moving to Carbondale, where Mr. Lewis has taken a position as blacksmith for the D. & H. Co. For the past nine years he has conducted the blacksmith shop in this village, doing all kinds of work in a very satisfactory manner. Miss Hannah Lewis has secured a position in Woolworth’s store, where her many friends will be glad to greet her when in Carbondale. The family will be missed here.

Lanesboro – Plans are being made to pave main street this coming summer, which is an improvement greatly needed.

Montrose – The coal situation in Montrose appears to be brightening. Pepper & Birchard report that they have four different kinds of coal on hand at present—buckwheat, stove, egg and chestnut—and expect to be able to keep the home fires burning throughout the winter, as the coal company officials give them assurance that they will be able to keep the local pockets fairly well supplied. ALSO Dr. J. Arthur Bullard, of Wilkes-Barre, is expected today to spend Christmas with his daughter, Miss Hope Bullard, who is in Montrose for some time. Their home on Monument Square is progressing toward completion. [Home was torn down in the 1960’s to make room for the present Post Office.]

Forest City – Joseph Miluszusky boasted that he would have a rabbit dinner on Christmas. He got six fat bunnies and hung them on the street side of the house, suspended from the third story. They were where he supposed they would remain until the joyous day. But the best-laid plans of mice and men are often set aside. About 8 o’clock Monday evening someone climbed on the porch, removed the rabbits, a turkey and a goose, and escaped without detection. Now the genial Joseph is in mourning. He expected some prominent guests to gather around his festive board. A liberal reward will be paid for the conviction of the party or parties concerned in the theft. Joseph said he would not mind his loss if the rabbit season was on but now it is frankfurters and kraut for him.

Franklin Forks – The school will give an entertainment on Thursday evening in the schoolhouse. Santa will be there. Admission 20 cents. And don’t forget the Sunday school and community Christmas tree at the church, Friday evening.

Forest Lake – N. L. Parks, wife and daughter, Frieda, are in Iowa for a short sojourn, where they will visit Phillip and Charles Warner, Mrs. Parks’ brothers, who have extensive farms near Battle Creek. They will also visit Mrs. Olin Devine, Mrs. Parks’ sister, and her nephew, Earl Drake. All of the above mentioned Iowa relatives were formerly residents of Forest Lake.

News Brief: Buy Christmas Seals by the sheet, a hundred at a time, and put them on your letters and on the inside wrappings of every gift, as well as the outside of every package. Help to reduce the death rate of Pennsylvania by fighting tuberculosis. Every Christmas Seal put on a letter or package is a vote for a healthier state and longer life for its people.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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