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January 26 1922/2022

Jackson – The What-so-Ever Sunday school enjoyed a sleigh ride to Gibson, Wednesday evening. A banquet was served by the Oxford class in the Grange hall. A fine time was reported.

Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – We sure had a blizzard Wednesday of last week, which hung up travel for a time. ALSO The farmers are filling their ice houses with good quality ice from Thomas Booth’s pond.

Forest City – Hillside Hose company has purchased new uniforms. They are to be a forestry green, trimmed with black mohair braid. The buttons will be brass, with the letters “F. D.” inscribed thereon. On the caps there will be a wreath and the words “Forest City” will be on each headgear. Enterprise Hose company will also have new uniforms soon and it is expected they will be similar to those of the Hillside. A representative of the clothing firm will be at the hose room Saturday to take measurements. ALSO The ladies of St. Agnes church are engaged in sewing for the St. Joseph Foundling Home. They have already completed more than 300 garments.

Fairdale, Jessup Twp. – The men of Fairdale will hold their annual supper on Friday evening, Jan. 27th, commencing at 8 o’clock sharp. A good entertainment will be held after which oysters will be served.

Elk Lake – Farmers are rejoicing at the prospect of a fine harvest of ice—fifteen inches thick, and not an extremely cold winter either. ALSO During the high wind, attendant upon the blizzard last week, our little community was greatly startled at the sight of a red glare, with volumes of smoke issuing from the vicinity of the school house. Upon an immediate investigation by the ever ready ones, it was found to be none other than that little “Temple of Learning” which for years had stood an object of much love and hatred in the hearts of the juvenile of this place. At the present writing it is uncertain about its being rebuilt. The origin of the fire is still a mystery. Books, furniture and an organ, which had been purchased not very long ago, were destroyed. Miss Vivian Risley is teacher of the school.

Harford – Miss Helene Rynearson is home from Mansfield, the school being closed on account of scarlet fever. ALSO William Benning, who is one of our prosperous farmers, has installed drinking cups in his stable for his cows. ALSO Everyone is busy filling their ice houses. Some get ice at West Lenox; some from Tyler Lake. The rest of it comes from Pease Pond.

Great Bend – “Under influence, unsoundness of mind and other charges are made in a contest developing over the last will and testament of Scott Ives, of this township, who left an estate valued at more than $1000. The property was left by the will to a brother, Ward Ives, of Binghamton, to the exclusion of two sons and three daughters of the deceased. The disinterested heirs are: Harry Oliver Ives, Bernice VanHorn, Lester D. Ives, Eleanor Ives and Elsie Ives Gibson. It is asserted by Mrs. Gibson, who is contesting the will, that he was of unsound mind at the time the will was made, that it is not his last will and that it was not duly subscribed, executed, published and attested as required by statute.” ALSO Wm. L. Ely for several years junior member of the firm of Williams & Ely, general merchants, of this place, has sold his interest to the senior member, Mr. Chas. E. Williams, who is opening a hardware store in one-half of the large room occupied by the Plaindealeroffice. Mr. Ely will serve the public with a  general line of hardware and electrical supplies and Mr. Williams will conduct the dry goods and grocery business as heretofore.

Friendsville – Mrs. Andrew Minehan and son-in-law, John Condon, of this place, were shopping in Montrose yesterday. They found the sleighing excellent, covering the thirteen miles in one and a quarter hours. It takes a team of good steppers to do this.

Tunkhannock – A brief but exciting scrimmage took place at the Tunkhannock jail yesterday morning, when two prisoners made a break for liberty. Dr. McKown had been treating a prisoner, and as Mrs. Gray, wife of the sheriff, started to let him out the door, two men jumped on the doctor and threw him down. Mrs. Gray slammed the door shut and held it fast, while the prisoners pummeled her with their fists to break her hold. Two of the other prisoners, Talanda and Allen, who were upstairs, came running down and helped to overpower the men, otherwise they doubtless would have escaped. Dr. McKown lost a fingernail and Ms. Gray received a bad blow on the cheek and one hand was injured.

Susquehanna – A great deal of new machinery has been installed in the silk mill, recently, and the company has orders for all silk that can be thrown. Supt. Green is advertising for more skilled help.

Dimock – J. A. Martin and three young men, Winford Estus, John Muzzy and Fay Cronk, of the vocational class, started for Harrisburg to attend the big State Farm Products show the rest of the week. They were joined at Brooklyn by four other boys, James Decker, Elwyn King, Luther Ely, Jr., and Francis Larkin and their teacher, Mr. Harris.

Hallstead – The death of Frank Tingley, aged 61 years, formerly of this place, occurred at his home in Elmira, Jan. 8, 1922. Deceased was a Lackawanna passenger engineer, well-known along the entire system. He was a member of the New Milford Lodge, F. & A. M. and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Middletown – Patrick Flanagan, of Flynn, was a business caller at Middletown Center. Patrick predicts a great snow storm in the latter part of February.

Brooklyn – Monday night was the coldest of the winter so far—15 below zero in many places in town.

Montrose – Atty. D. T. Brewster announced that it was Mr. Fletcher Warner’s 85th birthday and that for 30 years he had been an officer of the court. He said he had known him for 60 years and well-remembered when he came home from the Civil War, with a bullet wound in his leg, that the wound was small compared to the wound made by the death of his grandson, Kenneth Warner, during World War I. As a token of esteem, on behalf of the Bar, Mr. Brewster presented him a package containing $32. Judge Smith spoke briefly of Mr. Warner’s courtesy during his long years of service as court crier.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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