February 27 1920/2020
East Kingsley - The hard winter prophets are all saying, “I told you so.”
Brooklyn – O. M. Doloway died on his 75th birthday anniversary. He was the son of Hiram and Phoebe Doloway, born in this county on Feb. 23, 1845. When the need of men at the front became urgent, he, in company with a fellow workman, J. H. Corwin, enlisted in the Union army and was assigned to Co. A, 52nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He ran a successful hardware store in Brooklyn for nearly 30 years. We all have our faults—some of us many—and O. M. Doloway was no exception, but he had so many kind and commendable traits of character that made him an instrument for good in the town in which he spent more than 50 years of his life. No worthy poor were ever turned away from his store for want of cash, but were treated with much consideration and often greatly benefited by him.
Herrick Center – The severe storm of Saturday night and Sunday refilled the roads and impeded travel, both on highways and railroads. Snow plows have been kept busy, wrecks are frequent and trains running late is almost the rule. The Pleasant Mount road was opened Monday afternoon by milk teams and their drivers. No school was held on Monday and Tuesday, on account of the impossibility of the loads getting here. It was 12 degrees below zero on Monday morning.
West Auburn - Wayne Bennett, who resides near here, and who was severely wounded at Chateau-Thierry, necessitating the removal of his limb, had the leg amputated at the socket recently. The young man underwent a number of operations after receiving the wound, and has suffered greatly.
Ainey – The cow shed of James Green collapsed one night last week, injuring several of his cows. By the help of neighbors, they soon had the cows released from the wreck ALSO The farmers near Schooley pond and the Union church have made their daily trips to Nicholson with their milk. It took men and teams with grit to get to Nicholson.
Susquehanna – Henry W. Tesky has received from the American Red Cross in France, a photograph of the grave of his son, Corporal Jay Tesky, who fell in battle. The photograph is perfect. The lettering on the cross giving the name, Corporal Jay Tesky, 304th Engineers, is distinct in the photograph.
Hallstead – The bazaar which was held in Rogers’ hall, Hallstead, under the auspices of Corp. Mark L. O’Neill Post, American Legion, was a great success financially. Large crowds were present each afternoon and evening, and the supper served Thursday evening was unsurpassed by anything ever held in this section. It is thought that they will net nearly $1,000 from the event.
Lenox – Word has been received that Cecil Conrad and Beva Pickering, of Endicott, are married. Mr. Conrad is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Conrad of South Harford, and Miss Pickering is the youngest daughter of Mrs. J. F. Pickering of Lenox. ALSO Grover Lawrence, formerly of this place and now Bainbridge, NY, is ill with the “flu,” and his wife, formerly Bertha Hortman, of this place, had the misfortune to fall downstairs with a lamp in her hand, cutting the cords in her wrist. She was treated at Binghamton Hospital and both are gaining.
Forest City – A number of local businessmen were given a hearing before the burgess on Monday night, charged with allowing punch boards, and in one instance, a slot machine, to be operated. They were fined. During the hearing there was considerable talk by one of the defendants of “wide open” poker games going on in the borough. This too should be investigated by the local police force, and if there are any gambling places in operation action should be taken to have them abolished. ALSO The congregation of St. Anthony’s church has shown a great spirit of progress. A large amount of money has been raised to pay bills and the congregation has contracted for a new pipe organ and two new altars. ALSO The Chamber of Commerce has landed a new industry for Forest City. It was announced that the sum of $87,100 had been subscribed as stock in the proposed shoe factory, with a few districts yet to hear from.
Thompson – George Lamont, who died at the home of his daughter in Peckville, was brought here for interment in North Jackson Cemetery. Masonic services were held at the grave. The deceased was 84 years of age and was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 50th Regiment, New York Volunteer Engineers.
New Milford – Lee J. DeWitt, of the township, while driving through town last Sunday morning, remarked to a snow shoveler on the sidewalk that he would like to see one of those old fashioned winters where we have lots of snow—you know, the kind we don’t have any more. The snow shoveler climbed up a stepladder and looked over a snow bank to see who was talking and remarked that some people are never satisfied.
Montrose – The physicians of Montrose, as in other parts of the county, have been taxed to the breaking point for the past several weeks, and the wonder is that they have not broken down under the severe exactions demanded of them. Dr. Caterson was called to Franklin Thursday to attend two patients, and before returning to Montrose, had made nearly a dozen calls, being summoned to many homes along the way where there was illness. The impassable condition of the roads has made the physician’s work much more difficult. Dr. Caterson was summoned to Forest Lake one day last week, and a blizzard developing in the meantime, was marooned there till the following noon.
Jackson – The snow coming Saturday night, filled up the roads again, so Jackson Milk Delivering Co. could not deliver their milk Sunday, to Susquehanna. By much work it was put through Monday. ALSO A gang of men under the supervision of F. M. Pease opened up the Snake Hill road, Friday last.
Harford – If the ladies want to learn how to make beautiful hand-bags and belts just ask William Gillespie. He will teach you how to make them in sailor’s knots.
Compiled By: Betty Smith