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February 02 1922/2022

Birchardville – Will D. Turrell has taken the agency for the Maxwell automobile and we understand he and his wife will move to Montrose where he will have a show room.

Forest City – Earl Tourje took two baths Sunday. One, however was unexpected. He was in a stooping posture at the ice pond when his feet slipped from beneath him and he landed head first in the water. He regained a standing position with the water up to his back, and was soon rescued. He told short stories of how it happened until he was attired in dry clothing. ALSO soon, in the spots where the sun has dissipated the snow, the small boy with marbles will appear. ALSO The baby clinic is held every Thursday afternoon in the borough hall. Examinations are free and mothers are urged to bring the little ones to the clinic. A state nurse is in charge.

Brushville – A. Brush, of this place, was fined $50 as a penalty for his dog killing a deer; and Lloyd Hall was fined $25 for his dog chasing a deer. Game Protector Geo. H. Watrous was called to Hickory Grove last Saturday and made an investigation and the owners of the dogs settled the fine.

Montrose – Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Loomis and Mr. and Mrs. Jack McKeage motored to Binghamton Saturday. On their way home, near midnight, they encountered terrific snow drifts on Gardner Hill, where they were obliged to stay overnight at the home of Mr. VanHousen, with the exception of Mr. McKeage, who set out on foot for home. Mr. and Mrs. B. Ward Beck were also forced to abandon their car at the same place and were brought home in a sleigh. ALSO A letter was sent to the Independent Republican from a friend of Rufus E. Frink, now living in Centralia, Ill. In it he related that Rufus, now nearly 90, has many wonderful memories of his life in Montrose, especially the old court house, with its debtors’ row facing the east, the scaffold from which criminals were hanged, and the square where the youth of Montrose used to assemble to wrestle. Mr. Frink is bedridden now but he still hopes to be up and around by spring.

South Ararat – A. L. Bowell made a trip to Hurley Taylor’s mill, in Herrick, for a load of sawdust the last of the week. He secured only half a load and had to wait for it to be manufactured, at that.  ALSO The ice house at Ararat is filled with ice and they claim it is of very fine quality this season.

Bennett Corners, Auburn Township – School opened again Monday, after being closed for two weeks with a new teacher in charge, Joseph Winans, of Auburn Center, who has been hired to complete the term commenced by Mrs. Hewitt Kintner.

Hop Bottom – Don’t fail to hear Miss Lottie L. Tillotson, Hawaiian Globe Traveler, give her elocutionary and lecture entertainment in the M. E. church, Thursday evening, Feb. 9. This entertainment is given under the auspices of the Hop Bottom high school.

Jackson – Automobiles have been traveling the past week, which proves that if the road running from Susquehanna south, towards Nicholson and Scranton was hard surfaced it would be used the year around and no expense made during this winter to remove snow, as the road follows the Tunkhannock valley and seldom drifts in the winter.

Brooklyn – A fine crop of ice is being harvested this week from McKinney’s pond.

Hallstead – The American Chair Manufacturing Company, of Hallstead, is running their plant on full time to fill the mail orders that are coming in. The Herald says the company expects an unusual rush of business as soon as their salesmen start out on the road.

Great Bend – It is reported that the Endicott-Johnson Company will run a bus daily from Johnson City to Great Bend if they can obtain men enough to work who prefer to live at home.

Dimock – Mrs. James Calby died Wednesday evening, Jan. 25th, after a long period of suffering from the dread disease cancer. Everything was done that medical skill could do yet it was all in vain, and, at the last, death came as a blessed relief to the sufferer. Mrs. Calby, with her husband, resided in Dimock Twp. for several years, where she made many friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved husband. She is survived by her husband, two sisters, and two brothers, most of whom reside in Friendsville, Mrs. Calby’s native town. The funeral was held from the Catholic church in Montrose, of which she was a member.

Alford – The dance held in the silk mill was well attended and enjoyed by all. There will be another on Feb. 10th.

Thompson – Monday evening of last week, Starrucca and Thompson played Basket Ball. The score was 14 – 15, in Thompson’s favor. They played again on Thursday night, score 17 – 19, in favor of Starrucca.

Uniondale – Leon H. Reynolds is delivering potatoes in Forest City by the sleigh load. He has furnished Forest City parties with a large amount of hay and straw this season and is now turning his attention to the marketing of potatoes.

Articles from the Montrose Herald, 200 years ago:

January 5, 1822: Married on the first instant, by Joshua W. Raynsford, Esq., Mr. Levi Gregory to Miss Miranda Howard, all of Bridgewater township. ALSO Milford and Owego Turnpike. Notice is hereby given that an election of officers of the turnpike road company will be held at the house of Benjamin Sayre, in Montrose, on the first Monday of January next, at which time and place will be elected. ALSO Milford and Owego Turnpike. The subscriber has the pleasure of announcing to the public, that the whole of the aforesaid road is now open and safe for the writer travel. Therefore, those who are disposed to travel this road with sleighs, etc., may have the fullest assurance that they can do the same in safety. Signed Frederick Bailey, Agent for the Road Company.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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