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February 04 1921/2021

Uniondale – Did you attend the skating party at Lewis Lake Saturday evening? If you were not there you missed a grand time. ALSO F. M. Davis is installing electric lights in his store, dwelling and chicken house. Frank says he is going to fool the chicks to see if they will not become better layers.

Forest City – The Klots Silk Throwing Company’s mills at Forest City, Simpson and Carbondale, were visited by a group of Chinese silk producers and distributors. They were on a tour of inspection of the silk centers of the Eastern section of the U.S., primarily for the purpose of getting first-hand information as to how American silk manufacturers want the raw product prepared for handling to the best advantage and also to ascertain the extent of defects formed in the silk as it comes to the mills.

Ararat – Alan Rogers died Thursday night, January 27th, following an operation. The funeral was held Monday at 2 o’clock at Starrucca. It was one of the largest funerals Crosier and Gelatt were ever in charge of.  Deceased was a railroad employee and the Division Engineers, track foremen and laborers of the Jefferson Division were all present. Also the Masons and Odd Fellows attended, the Masons having charge of the burial services at the Starrucca Cemetery.

Susquehanna – Vincent Connolly is coming to the front as a basket ball player. He is connected with the fast Susquehanna team of the inter-state league. In a recent game with Owego he made an exceptionally fast play and made a double decker, thus placing his team in the lead. His picture appeared, after the game, in the Binghamton Sun. He is holding down the center for the railroad townsmen.

Uniondale – The following new books have been added to the Uniondale public library: The Portegee, Shavings, Many Marie, The Man of the Desert, Desert Gold, That Affair at St. Peter’s, Pollyanna Grows Up, Pickett’s Gap and Marcia Schuyler.

Auburn Twp. – While working in the field last June Charles McMickens saw a swarm of bees near. He found where they located and while working in the woods last week he cut down the tree and was rewarded with about fifty pounds of nice honey. ALSO Clarence Harvey had a narrow escape Saturday. After unloading wood he attempted to walk up the wagon pole to get the reins when the horses were frightened and ran away. He managed to get on the back of one of the horses and after running over the well and making a circle around the hen house, he succeeded in stopping them before any further damage was done. The chain pump on the well was completely demolished.

Montrose – Isaac Post, for many years associated with the First National Bank of Scranton, passed away at his home in Roselle, NJ, Feb. 1st. Mr. Post was 64 years old and until a few years ago, when failing health made a relinquishment of duties imperative, he had been associated with this bank, starting in boyhood as errand boy. He was a son of Isaac Post, for many years a Montrose banker. Isaac Post, Sr. erected the large brick house at the corner of Lake avenue and Locust street, which has been successively known as the Beach and the Torrey property, and was purchased last autumn by the Montrose Bible Conference association to be utilized as a boarding house. [The first Isaac Post, grandfather of the above, came to Montrose when a boy, in 1800, with his step-father, Bartlett Hinds.]

Gelatt – O. P. Walker is tracking logs to the mill and intends to build a new barn this season.

Choconut – Ice harvesting has begun at Lake Stanley. The ice was not more than thirteen inches thick, but the milkmen had to take a chance on losing their January ice crop. ALSO A gloom was spread over Chalker school when it was found that Gertrude Moat was no longer a member. But that was all changed when we found that wedding bells had rung for her and now the pupils and teacher are offering congratulations and wedding gifts to Mrs. Leon Carman.

Silver Lake – About 90 attended the dance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Donovan. Music by Patrick O’Day and Mrs. Edward Brigham. A very pleasing scene was attentive of jig dancing by Edward Kernan and Gregory Hanigan.

Harford Twp. – The men of the Wilmarth farm are busy harvesting ice. Only two accidents have happened on the pond, both occurring on Saturday. Frank Miller walked on several cakes of ice that were cut, not knowing that they were cut and was suddenly immersed in the pond. He was quickly rescued from a cold and watery grave, being only a little more wet than necessary for winter weather. The other accident of a more serious nature, was when Walter Wright dropped a cake of ice on his foot, needing the attention of a doctor and which will confine Mr. Wright to the house for a few days.

Lawton, Rush Twp. – Last Friday night about 93 friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Terry and had a little hop and played Rook. A bountiful lunch was served and all had a good time. [By the way, you can still purchase the game of Rook.]

Heart Lake – They have finished filling the Borden and D. L. & W. ice houses with a very fine quality of ice, and the filling of the big Mountain Ice House is progressing nicely under the supervision of Mr. Aldrich, superintendent.

Springville – Dewey Fitch met with a bad accident while working in the woods. He slipped and fell, striking his hand on a two-bladed axe, injuring himself very badly.

Dimock – One of the teams from the milk station ran away, Friday morning, causing considerable excitement, until they hug themselves up on a strong hitching post in front of W. J. Cronk’s store. Fortunately no damage was done, except that the harness was quite badly broken up.

News Brief: Farmers are drawing large quantities of lime this week, the excellent sleighing making it easier to handle. It is a matter of general interest to know that a recent survey of all the counties of Pennsylvania shows that the character of the soil of Susquehanna county requires a larger percentage of lime than any other county in the state. Pennsylvania leads all states in the union in production of lime, 738,000 tons being last year’s production.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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