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February 18 1921/2021

Herrick Center – A sleigh load of ten of our young people enjoyed a ride to Pleasant Mount, Saturday night, and were also served with coffee, cake and pickles at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Tennant.

Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. – Of course we are going to attend the “Old Folks” concert at Welsh Hill next Monday night. The Welsh Hill choral society concert will be so diversified as to suit the most exacting. We are going over and enjoy a side-splitting laugh. After the concert the Ladies’ Aid will serve lunch in the hall. Ollie Jones is slated as manager; T. D. Jones, first base; Wortley Bennett, third base; Girdon Westcott and several others will act as substitutes. The manager has a fine tenor voice and will be heard in several solos.

South Gibson – The Boy’s Character Builder class met at the home of F. F. Resseguie. Refreshments were served and a good time reported.

Clifford – Mrs. Clarissa [Clara] Wells, a life-long resident of the county, died on Feb. 13, 1921, at the home of her daughter, Marian. She was born in Clifford in 1836, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Burdick Cole, pioneer residents of Clifford twp. Her father, with his gun as his only companion, walked from the State of New York and secured a tract of land in Clifford twp. and proceeded to carve out a home from the forest. Her mother was a sister of the late Philip Burdick, in his time one of the best known and respected residents of this place. She is survived by two sons, F. J. Wells of Forest City, William I. Wells, of Uniondale, and a daughter, Mrs. Marian Hadsell, Newark, NJ [Clarissa was married to and divorced from James Wells, of Clifford.]

Forest City – If you are interested in paying your income tax you will have a chance next Wednesday, when a representative of the Internal Revenue Collector will be at the borough building. ALSO F. T. Gelder has introduced an appropriation bill in the lower house of the State Legislature, asking for $18,000 for the Barnes Memorial hospital at Susquehanna. Eight thousand dollars of the amount would be used for maintenance and $10,000 for improvements.

Susquehanna – Guy Wilbur, proprietor of Wilbur’s Hotel on Front Street, Susquehanna, and his family, had a narrow escape from death at Great Bend, last week, while coming from Great Bend by auto. In the darkness he failed to make the turn and ran onto the railroad tracks at the Main street crossing. As he brought the car to a stop on the railroad tracks an Erie freight train came down upon them at high speed. The party jumped from the car and reached a place of safety as the locomotive struck the car and completely destroyed it.

Rush Township – The one and only John Devine was sighted in front of the Democrat building Friday. John says he is awful busy but hopes, soon, to write a book on “How to farm and not notice it.” John lives in Rush Twp., whose citizens are often in Divine presence.

Dimock –A. L. Evans, proprietor of the Dimock hotel, is desirous of selling the property, owing to his coal business demanding more of his time and also to his belief that his wife’s health would be benefited by her being able to retire from so confining an occupation. ALSO We are glad to state that all of those who were on the sick list last week are improving. There are a few new cases this week. Two of the sons of Thomas Oliver are ill with pneumonia. There is a case of scarlet fever in the home of Foster Williams. Miss Theodora Cope has been ill with the mumps. Miss Marian West has been quite ill the past week with tonsillitis. ALSO The Valentine social at the Community Building was well attended. $27 was obtained for the benefit of the Montrose Traveling Library Fund.

Fairdale – A sleigh load from here attended Grange at Lawton, Saturday, February 12th.

Great Bend – James C. Florance has sold his brick block, on Main Street, to Wm. Gore, of Johnson City, who will open up an up-to-date garage, now making necessary repairs and installing machinery. This block was formerly owned by the late A. L. Reckhow.

Franklin Twp. – There was a riding downhill party on Booth’s hill last Thursday. Twenty-two were present.

Montrose – On Feb. 22nd, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Nash celebrate the 40th anniversary of their marriage. Montrose’s veteran florist and his wife are among our most highly esteemed and energetic citizens, and there are many who will wish them hearty congratulations on this important anniversary. ALSO The vulcanizing works operated by E. S. Bardwell is doing a steady business this winter. Motorists are having their tires overhauled during the winter so that they will be ready for sprig use. The town is fortunate in having a good vulcanizing plant and so capable and honest a man to run it. It has saved local automobilists a large amount in repairs and the proprietor’s advice is always good whether to get the worn tires repaired or buy new ones. That he treats the trade right is shown by his steadily increasing business.

Springville – Frank Forbes, of New York city, who is a noted baritone singer studying under Dudley Buck, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Cadwell for a few days last week. Mr. Forbes was accompanied by a young lady who possesses an extraordinary contralto voice, and with Miss Grabowski, the blind pianist, of Scranton, as their accompanist, they gave a concert in the Community building at Dimock, which received highest praise from those in attendance.

Lanesboro – Mrs. Ray Hubbard experienced a night of horror and today is suffering from the many painful bruises and lacerations sustained when she leaped from the roof of her porch into the snow, this morning about 1 o’clock. The Hubbard family occupy the Barnes homestead almost under the Erie’s steel bridge. Mr. Hubbard is employed on the D. & H. and away from home a good deal. Mrs. Hubbard heard a noise which sounded as if someone was trying to force open one of the windows on the first floor. As it continued she could stand it no longer and went out on the roof and jumped to the ground, a distance of 15 feet, in her bare feet. When landing she was severely injured about the limbs and body. She made her way to J. A. Virginia’s home and aroused them and several guests of the hotel nearby. A thorough search was made and no trace of an intruder could be found, although it appeared as if someone had made tracks in the snow. Mrs. Hubbard received medical attention while her baby slept all through the excitement.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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