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January 06 1922/2022

Forest City – Hillside Hose company is advertising a dance to be held in the borough building on February 1st. It is expected that it will be one of the big successes of the year. The proceeds will go into a fund for a triple piece fire truck. The company members are also sitting on the fence singing cock-a-doodle-do. They claim that recently they trimmed teams of both Enterprise Hose company and the American Legion at pinochle, and if either organization thinks it has any better players, Hillside is ready to try them out again in either pinochle or “horse and pepper.”

Uniondale – Tuesday’s rainstorm spoiled the roads. Previously wagons, sleighs or autos could be used with pleasure. ALSO The surviving members of Matthew McPherson Post, G. A, R., met at the home of Comrade T. B. Dimmick, instead of at the Post rooms as usual. The old vets enjoyed the change. The afternoon was spent in reminiscences, etc. A good feast had been prepared by the host and the “boys.”

Montrose – Monday evening at 11:30 a Buick car, with closed curtains, stopped on the cross walk between Harry Patrick’s pool room and the First National Bank, and when Chief-of Police, A. J. Tingley and his deputy, Arthur Smith, came up the street they noticed the water was boiling furiously in the radiator. The officers stopped and asked for their license. The numbers did not correspond with the numbers given and Chief Tingley told the deputy to hold them till he telephoned for the Justice of the Peace to investigate the matter. As soon as Mr. Tingley had gone up the street, a man who was working at the car, and another man who stepped out of the car, placed guns against the deputy and ordered “hands up.” Keeping him covered the driver got in the car and the other man backed in and started the car. About that time Chief Tingley came back down the street and a real wild-west show began, with bullets flying, one going through the big window of Morris’ drug store, and several others hitting the racing machine. At Tiffany the car went off the road and was abandoned. In it was found a cake of soap, a bottle of something, which one man said smelled like silo juice, and a billy club. Up to date the parties have not been found, but the car belonged to a Scranton man, having been stolen Nov. 27th.

South Harford – Word has been received here that George Pendleton, formerly of this neighborhood, is doing good as an evangelist in New York state.

Susquehanna – Martin Hersch, last survivor of the original firm of Eisman & Hersch, one of this town’s oldest and most highly respected business men and citizens, died at the home of his son, Albert, in New York city, Dec. 26th. His body was brought to Susquehanna and taken to the family home where the funeral services were conducted. The Erie shops in this place remain closed, except for a few men. There is no indication of intention to resume business matters seeming as about the same for the past three months.

Clifford – The contract for the construction of a highway between Carbondale and Clifford, with reinforced concrete, was awarded by the State Highway Department to M. Rosto & Son, of West Scranton, a matter which will bring satisfaction to a large number residing in the eastern part of the county. The job will cost approximately $193,000.

Franklin Forks – The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Coy gave them a party the evening of Dec. 27th, their tenth wedding anniversary. Sixty-one were present, all who had a fine time.

West Lenox – Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Reynolds expect to move to Pucker Huddle in the near future where Mr. Reynolds has employment with the Bush [maybe Brush?] Lumber Co.

Franklin Hill – Miss Platt, the State nurse, took Dorothy Scott and Grace Knight to Scranton this week to be operated on for adenoids.

Union, Lathrop Twp. – Frank W. Taylor, the only old veteran left in this place, is in poor health. ALSO Twenty or more men and boys, with dogs, were after the foxes all last week. They got no foxes, but had lots of fun.

Springville – C. B. Marcy, though nearly seventy-five years of age, is very active and poses for a much younger man. Of seven serving in his company [Co. C, 203rdRegiment] in the Civil War, from Springville township, he, only, survives. He was calling on friends here Tuesday.

Nicholson – Editor H. T. Birchard was calling on friends in Montrose. He is the nestor of the newspaper fraternity in this section and his newspaper The Nicholson Record, is one of the neatest and most carefully edited weeklies in the state, He has an extensive acquaintance in the county, having served both the Montrose Republican and Susquehanna Transcript in an editorial capacity.

Alford – David Fuhri has a new apparatus to insert in a cook stove for heat, Can bake a cake in thirteen minutes and boil water in six minutes. It beats gas. He will demonstrate it to anyone wishing to see it work. Also a lamp he is trying. He is also agent for all nursery stock.

Fairdale – The good, old neighborly spirit still exists in this county and was well proven here last November. Mr. Ed. Ainey, Master of Pomona Grange, had the misfortune to have his barn burn one Saturday night. On the following Monday he bought another. His good neighbors all lent willing hands and in a short time, as if by magic, a fine new barn was on the old site and the cows were eating ensilage from a new silo.

Heart Lake – Borden’s Company expects to begin harvesting ice Wednesday and the Mountain Ice Co. expects to begin harvesting in the near future.

Dimock – The Dimock Torpedoes went to Springville to play basket ball with their town team. They sent a fast aggregation against the Dimock boys and it was a clean fought game all the way through. The game resulted in a 23-17 score in favor of Dimock. ALSO Mrs. Benninger has a new engine to run her washing machine. AND W. H. Palmer, with a force of men and teams, is building a new road near South Montrose.

Herrick Township – Truman Dunn, for many years a prominent farmer here, is engaged in the mercantile business in Peckville and meeting with success.

Thompson – Mrs. Jane Crosier died at her home at Thompson, Dec. 20th, 1921. Her husband died early in November. She is survived by four sons, William, Archie, Charlie and Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. Jerome Brundage.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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