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January 12 1923/2023

Montrose – I beg to announce the opening of my first-class Ladies’ Hair Dressing Parlor, at 17 Ridge St., Jan. 8th. My aim will be to give in every way a thorough practical, sanitary and scientific treatment, and I assure you that the utmost care will be taken to please you, with personal attention. A fair trial will convince you. Hours- 9 am to 6 pm. Phone 1833. Respectfully yours, Mrs. Bosler.

Bridgewater Twp. – Walter L. Newton, who lives about three miles west of Montrose, met with a severe loss Thursday night, when a lantern exploded, setting fire to a large barn filled with hay, all farm machinery and tools, auto, horses, cattle, etc., which quickly burned to the ground. Three horses and two head of cattle were incinerated by the flames, which spread with great rapidity. Mr. Newton was able to get 18 cows out of the burning building, While Mr. Newton carried some insurance, his loss is a severe one. The lantern was hanging on a wire when it exploded.

Jackson – Elmer Washburn, who confessed to the murder of Cyrus Payne, in this township, last November, and who has been in the custody of Sheriff Darrow at the County jail for several weeks, was indicted for murder by the Grand Jury Monday. Attys. T. A. Doherty and Elbert Davies were appointed as defenders of the 14 year old, who is charged with a crime that may send him to the electric chair. ALSO A sleigh load went to Gibson Friday evening and very much enjoyed the dance. CARD OF THANKS: I take this means of thanking those who so kindly remembered my son, Elmer Washburn, at Christmas time, especially Sheriff Darrow and family. Mrs. Ella Washburn.

Dimock – On account of the interference of the Board of Health the Dairymen’s League car “milk” station at Springville, was a short lived concern. The milk us now being hauled back to the Janssen Dairy plant here at Dimock again, where it is pasteurized and shipped to Newark, NJ for the Dairymen’s League Association. Mr. Janssen is taking this milk at the request of the League, as Mr. Janssen is always ready to confer a favor or accommodation when one is needed. It would seem that the pool members’ patience would have been sorely tried, during the past year, by the frequent and numerous changes made by the disposition of their milk.

Harford – J. A. Willliams will hold a public sale on his farm, one mile from Harford and two and one-half miles from Kingsley on Harford to Kingsley road, January 17. Twenty-five head of stock, team of horses, farm tools and household furniture, etc. Lunch will be served.

Lawton – It is rumored that C. D. Williams will be a candidate in the primaries for county commissioner. He is well qualified to fill the office.

Fairdale – Beverly Horton, who had the misfortune to break her leg some time ago, wishes to thank her little friends for the many post cards and beautiful presents sent her, which helped pass away many otherwise lonely hours.

Fair Hill – Silas Jagger had one of his horses get injured in the stable last Friday night and had to kill it. It was 32 years old last spring. ALSO The road is drifted quite bad between Len Hart’s and Cleon Smith’s.

Bennett Corners, Auburn Township – There is a number of fox hunters hunting in this locality, but the number of foxes killed are not as numerous as the hunters.

Great Bend – Reuben D. Arnold, aged 36 years, yardmaster for the Lackawanna Railroad at the Hampton yards, Scranton, died suddenly Jan. 4, 1923. Deceased spent his early life in Great Bend and was a son of the late Alonzo Arnold, an old time Lackawanna conductor. Burial will be made in St. Lawrence cemetery, Great Bend.

Brooklyn – Carl Flowers returned to State College; Pauline Fish to Syracuse University and Cyrl Terry to Cornell; Rena Terry and Helen Gere to Mansfield and Robert Breed to Cornell.

Forest City – Thomas E. Edwards, a graduate of the Forest City high school and who was employed by the First National Bank for some time, is now a resident of Kansas Coty. He has charge of the office of the Fort Dodge Serum Company at that place.

Matters in the County Court: Dorothy Spade legally adopted by Ross Chidester and Maye Chidester, under provisions of Act of Assembly. ALSO Geo. Bennett was appointed Poor Director of Auburn and Rush township to fill vacancy caused by death of Eugene McCarthy. ALSO The death of Stephen J. Northrop, for many years publisher of The Sentinel, in Montrose, occurred at the home of his son, Rev. Ralph Northrop, in Bellvale, NY, Tuesday, January 9th, at the age of 90 years. Deceased was a life long prohibitionist and for several years edited and published The Sentinel, which espoused the temperance cause. He wielded a trenchant pen but his newspaper venture was not profitable and the newspaper died a natural death after a few years. One of his daughters, Mrs. Bruce Lott, of Montrose, survives him.

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DEAD: Sylvester Wood, a veteran of the Civil War, who had spent practically his whole life in and around Montrose, died near Laceyville, Friday, Jan. 5th, 1923. He was nearly 80 years of age. Surviving are his wife, and two sons, Judson and Horace Wood, of Montrose. Although given to reticence, letting others do the talking, he was a brave, faithful soldier, receiving a severe wound in the shoulder while getting a drink of water for a comrade who had fallen in battle.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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