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January 05 1923/2023

Montrose – We hear kind words on every hand for the generosity of the Susquehanna County Light & Power Co. in donating current, wiring and fixtures for the Community Christmas tree, which was enjoyed by many people. This is not the first time that the Susquehanna County Light & Power Co. has come forward in a very helpful way and its efforts should be appreciated thoroughly by every citizen of Montrose. The company renders good service, under trying circumstances at times, and every effort is being made to improve the service. ALSO Cecil B. DeMille’s greatest production “The Affairs of Anatol” will feature an all-star caste including Wallace Reid and Gloria Swanson, on Saturday, January 6th, at the Ideal Theatre. On Tuesday, January 9th, Will Rogers will appear in “Guile of Woman.”

Herrick Center – Francis M. Felter died at his home, Dec. 22. Deceased was born in Herrick Twp., April 29, 1818, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Felter, pioneer residents of the township. Fifty-one years ago he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary Parry. A life-long resident of Herrick, he served as collector of township taxes for many terms.

Brooklyn – Chas. Sterling killed a one-year-old Chester White pig last week which tipped the scales at 440 lbs. This was some porker. Who can beat it? Elder Tiffany was the butcher and he can testify as to the weight.

Jackson – During the past ten years the cemetery at Jackson has been made one of the most beautiful in Susquehanna county. The charter, which was originally in the hands of the Baptist church, was transferred to the Jackson Cemetery Association in 1913. Since the cemetery went into the hands of the new organization many wonderful improvements have been made, including grading and seeding, monuments and stones straightened, fixing neglected lots and hiring a sexton to look after the grave digging and mowing the yard with the association’s lawn mower.

Clifford – Fire, of undetermined origin destroyed a barn and shop at Clifford, known as the Thomas Doud property and owned by William Wallace, Saturday morning, Dec. 23d. The blaze was discovered at six o’clock by Mrs. Clyde Coleman and within a few minutes a large crowd of volunteers was on hand to attempt to save the structure, to no avail, as the blaze had gained great headway before discovery and all burned to the ground. The volunteers succeeded in saving the garage and dwelling from catching fire. The owner carried no insurance. His loss is estimated at $2,000.

Bichardville – Fred W. Dayton is the owner of a radio outfit. ALSO Some of our hunters brought in a freak fox one day last week, the animal having three colors, black, red and grey. They are having it mounted.

Franklin Forks – A meeting was held at the church to elect two trustees and the Sunday school officers. Arthur Coy was re-elected and George Peck for trustees. The Sunday school officers are as follows: Supt. George Peck; Sec’y, Robert Scott; Treas., Mrs. James Barron; organist, Mrs. Arthur Coy.

Alford, Brooklyn Twp. – Chauncy Williams is driving an Oakland “Six” coupe, which he purchased in Scranton.

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. – Joe Russell was a caller here, Tuesday, to price some sheep, belonging to I. H. Travis, that were killed by dogs on Christmas morning.

Franklin Forks – After thirty years as manager of the Alliance Store, E. L. Bailey has resigned and will be succeeded by Byron Robinson, of Laceyville. Mr. Bailey has given a wholehearted, conscientious and very efficient service as “store-keeper” for all these years and The Democrat feels it a pleasure to say that he is one of the finest types of men it has been their privilege to come in contact with.

Harford – The death of Mrs. Sara Sweet occurred at her home, Monday morning, January 1, 1923. Mrs. Sweet had been confined to her bed for a period of five weeks as the result of a fall, gradually going down until she peacefully passed away at the dawning of the New Year morning. ALSO Paul Wilcox and Miss Elizabeth Hollister were recently married. The groom is a popular young farmer of North Harford and the bride is a charming young woman, being a daughter of Dr. Hollister, of Scranton. The couple will reside at North Harford, near Tingley Lake.

Hop Bottom – Mrs. C. A. Corson entertained the Shakespeare Club at the home of Mrs. M. McVicar, Saturday afternoon and members of Book Club, No. 1, were pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. May Miller, Thursday afternoon.

Stevens Point – Ernest Parker, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, has had more than his share of hard luck. In October, while at school, he had the misfortune to break his left arm. A few days ago, while skating at Stevens Point, he fell on the ice and broke the same arm.

Dimock – Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Cope, Jr., Miss Theodora Cope and Wilder and Arthur Foote, delightfully entertained the following persons at a New Year’s dinner, Dec. 30: H. D. Grow and family; P. T. Titman and family; James Calby, Charles Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Sowers, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gregg, Misses Lettie and Minnie Woodhouse, Miss Ella Sheldon and Miss Maude Welliver. After dinner, which consisted of turkey with all the trimmings; nuts, candy, ice cream and coffee, Santa Claus came and distributed gifts to everyone. A merrier company it would have been hard to find and after such a delicious repast it is almost a miracle that all survived to tell the tale. And then, after the exchange of gifts, visiting and having a good time generally, the guests departed with lots of good wishes for their host and hostess.

News Brief: A total of 149 girls who were qualified to enter the Pennsylvania State College this year, had to be refused admission because there was no dormitory space for them. Only 110 girls were admitted. The college, through its student welfare building fund, is attempting to raise funds for the erection of dormitories for women students.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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