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July 13 1923/2023

Forest City – S. L. Rothafel, of New York city, was here Tuesday. He motored up in the morning and on his return took Mrs. Rothafel with him, who had been visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Freedman. Mr. Rothafel is probably one of he most prominent men in the motion picture industry in this country, being manager of the Capitol theatre in New York. He started his career here several years ago when he was manager of the Family theatre. Later he went to the metropolis and became manager of both the Rivoli and Rialto theatres. He entered the world of the “silver screen” when it was in its infancy and has grown with it. [“Roxy” Rothafel discovered the “Missouri Rocketts” when they traveled to New York, in 1928, to perform in the Broadway show, Rain or Shine. They were such an instant hit that he persuaded them to stay in New York—and the rest is history.]

Montrose – On Sunday, June 3rd, 1923, at St. Paul’s Church, founded by her great, great grandfather, Joshua W. Raynsford, Anne Seymour Raynsford, infant daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Robert P. Raynsford, was baptized. ALSO The books of Marie VanVorst in the library are: “Big Tremaine,” “Fairfax and His pride,” and “Tradition.” This talented author, who is spending the summer in the Woodin house on Monument Square, has written 41 books. Four of her books have been adapted to the screen.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – A lady of this place made a rather unusual find recently. It was a set of false teeth lying in the grass by the side of the driveway. The strange part of it is that although she has inquired of everyone who has been in the vicinity, no one seems to claim them. Any one having lost such property will be able to recover it by inquiring at the Lynn store.

Ararat – The Cheerful Workers Missionary Society will meet every Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Harris. They will be glad of orders for quilts, which they make and sell; also for quilts to tie, doing the work reasonably and well. ALSO The South Ararat school picnic, after a fine dinner, served lemonade and bananas to the kiddies.

Forest Lake – The school directors request sealed bids for transportation of pupils on the following school routes: Taylor Hollow to Forest lake; Stone Street to Birchardville; Turrell to Warner by Forest Lake Center. Bids needed by August 4th.

Herrick Center – Russell Craft and Carl Baker, young men of this place, have just been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts by Cornell University.

South Auburn – Eldred Tewksbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Tewksbury, of Retta, and Miss Elsie Love, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Love, were united in marriage on June 20, at the home of the bride’s parents.

Susquehanna – The Tri-Boro Silk Throwing Mill was gutted by flames on Saturday afternoon. The loss is estimated at $150,000 and was partially insured. It is believed that the factory will be rebuilt. Four lines of hose were laid and the firemen did good work, although handicapped by weak water pressure at the start. A steamer pumped water from Drinker creek and aided materially in quelling the flames. ALSO The funeral of Miss Frances Kelly, victim of the cyclone of June 26, took place at St. John’s Catholic church on Friday. A large crowd expressed the sympathy felt by the entire community for the family and friends of Miss Kelly. Burial was made on Laurel Hill cemetery.

Hop Bottom – Practically all the male citizens turned out Friday afternoon to help in the capture of three young men who entered Dr. Taylor’s store, during the noon hour, and robbed the till of about $38. The trio was captured and they are now in the county jail. The three young men, whose ages range from 15 to 17, all of Scranton, were catching rides on trucks along the Lackawanna Trail. Arriving in Hop Bottom they conceived the idea of entering the Taylor drug store through a window that had been left open.

Susquehanna County Sheep and Wool Growers’ Association – At a meeting of the Association, it was announced that about 9,000 pounds of wool had been pledged, with more in sight. It was the opinion of the directors that a wait of several weeks will see an improvement in the wool market and it was decided not to sell the wool at this time.

Washburn Trial – Elmer Washburn, sentenced last week in the county court to serve from 17 to 19 years in the Eastern penitentiary, for the murder of Cyrus Payne, was taken to the penitentiary in Philadelphia. A number of ladies were at the station to see the boy depart, giving him a box lunch for his journey, for which kindness he showed appreciation.

Tunkhannock – For 71 years bowling alleys and billiard parlors have not been permitted to exist in Wyoming County. Under a law, signed by Gov. Pinchot, this county will be permitted to have them. It appears that something over 70 years ago a fire started in a saloon and ten-pin alley, in Tunkhannock, which wiped out a large section of the town. It was stated at the time that the bowlers and card players were responsible for the blaze starting.

Elk Lake – The Elk Lake Mills property, including mill, house and about 7 acres of land, together will all water rights to the Great Elk Lakes, will go on public sale Friday, July 27th. The mill building is one of the best buckwheat grinding outfits in Pennsylvania and is driven by a Norris Burnham water wheel. Terms made known on day of sale by W. H. Tanner.

South Gibson – The base ball nine was defeated by Uniondale nine, at that place, Saturday. Perhaps we’d better withhold the score.

Jackson – In a lengthy article on the history of the Civil War, written by veteran H. M. Benson, at age 86, he tells of Jackson’s part in the war, including how the men from Jackson volunteered: six volunteered from the family of Emory Larrabee; four from the family of Dow Larrabee; three from the family of Enos Bryant; Ormel Brown, three, Belcher, three; Horace Aldrich, two; Merrick Whitney, two. Four were sent from my father’s family. My brother was taken prisoner and died in a prison pen in North Carolina.

Thompson – Mrs. S. V. Clark, dressmaker of Herrick Center, is professionally engaged in town.

Uniondale – This is the home of two veterans of the Civil War and they are brothers, Richard and Morris Davis. They are descended from the pioneer settlers of Clifford township. Mrs. Andrew Lyon, of Jewell county, Kansas, also survives.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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