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February 15 1924/2024

Uniondale – Lincoln’s birthday was observed by our pubic schools. Patriotic songs were sung and a number of recitations were given. A pleasing feature was an address by Theron B. Dimmick, who reviewed the life of the Great Emancipator and told of his achievements and success. Mr. Dimmick is a veteran of the Civil War. His knowledge was obtained at a time when great events were occurring in our country’s history. The address was well received and will long be remembered. ALSO Mrs. Sarah Tiffany, one of the oldest and most highly regarded residents of this place, passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Chandler. She was 84 years of age. She was buried beside her first husband, Frank Jenkins, in the Thompson cemetery

Herrick Center – Frank Entrot has about completed the survey of the streams of Susquehanna county. Every stream in the state will be surveyed. The course, length, and depth of every stream will be noted; also the kind of fish found. The question of pollution is also considered. The survey is statewide and is made by the fish wardens, fourteen in number.

Montrose – The friends of Charles M. Read were saddened to learn of his death at the Naval Home, Philadelphia, where for several winters he had been staying. Charles Mulford Read was born in Montrose, 81 years ago, and was a son of Charles F. Read, a former associate judge of this county. Judge Read’s father, Almon H. Read, came to Montrose in 1816, became a member of Congress and was also chairman of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention. During the Civil War, Charles M. Read served four years as a marine in the U S. Navy and saw considerable service in southern waters. [A portrait of Almon H. Read is on display at the Susquehanna County Historical Society.]

Elk Lake – Ernest A. Young, of Elk Lake, announces the marriage of his sister, Grace Emeline, to Albert Charles Bullard, of Towanda, on Thursday, Feb. 7th, 1924, at Elk Lake. After March 1st, Mr. and Mrs. Bullard will be at home at 8 Huston St., Towanda.

Clifford – The State Highway Department has advertised for bids for the construction of over two miles of paved roads in Clifford township, from the Lackawanna county line to Royal, on Route 174, to be a width of 26 feet. It is one more link in the primary road that is to traverse the northern tier counties of the State.

South Auburn – Fred Harned, of Endicott, accompanied by a man from Binghamton, selling radios, spent Saturday evening at the home of T. A. Bowen. Blaine Barned [Harned?] and family spent the same evening there, listening to music from Havana and may other places.

New Milford – The men of the New Milford M. E. church will serve an oyster supper in the church parlors on Friday evening, Feb. 22. Expert men will prepare and serve the oysters which will be fresh opened from the shells at the church and will be the finest to be found. Enjoy a fine oyster supper and see how the men do it.

Liberty Twp. – The funeral of Miss Minnie Luce was largely attended at Lawsville church, Wednesday. Burial in Lawsville cemetery. ALSO Walter Craik has rented a building from the Creamery Company and will start a blacksmith shop.

Great Bend – Charles L. VanAntwerp, a prominent resident of Great Bend township, died Feb 6, 1924, at his home in Hickory Grove. He was 74 years of age. For many years he conducted a wagon repairing business and later was a successful groceryman.

Dimock – Two fast and clean basket ball games were played at Harford between the girls and boys high school teams. Both teams displayed much interest, enthusiasm and clever playing. Although defeated by the score of 12-14, our boys feel satisfied that they put up a good game. “Prof” Purkiss made the most scores for Dimock and Wescott for Harford. Our girls, you know, have not lost a game this season. They defeated the Harford girls to the tune of 14-5.

South Auburn – During the downpour of rain on Tuesday last, at about 5 p.m., a distinct flash of lightning and thunder was a very uncommon occurrence for February, but the entire season has been uncommon.

Forest City – The Lackawanna Business College team, of Scranton, was arrayed against the local varsity boys at the high school gymnasium, Saturday evening, and they proved to be the biggest bunch of kickers in the history of the game here. To cover up their work they gave a false statement of facts for publication to the Scranton papers. At the end of the first half, with Forest City leading, the college boys went on a strike and refused to play longer, declaring that the referee was unfair and had made decisions against them. After standing the jeers of the crowd they finally relented and entered the court. With two minutes to play they left the court and refused to play, alleging that the scorekeeper had erred in his figures. At that time the score stood even, 28 to 28. In the first half the score stood 14 to 12, Forest City leading. In the last half the visitors scored 16 points, making their total 28. The varsity boys had 14 points to their credit and their total was 28. The college crew clamed 29 points but were unable to show by their score book, but 28. [This was the final score.]

News Brief: On a gravestone in a Burlington Vt. Cemetery is the following ambiguous tribute to a woman of that city who died in 1833. “She lived with her husband 50 years, and died in the confident hope of a better life.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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