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July 14 1922/2022

Lanesboro – David Soop, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Soop, of Ithaca, formerly of Lanesboro, was drowned in the Susquehanna, a short distance above the Lanesboro dam, Friday afternoon, July 7, 1922. His body was recovered about an hour later by Nicholas Merk, who brought the body to the surface of the river with a grappling hook. Donald Soop, cousin of the lad, nearly lost his life in a brave effort to save David, as did Oliver Wheeler, Jr., who made brave efforts to rescue David, but the fates decreed otherwise. The drowning was due to the upsetting of a canoe in which David and Oliver were paddling. David was born in Lanesboro and loved the village as only a boy can love his old home town. He drove here with his mother and two others to visit Mary Soop. It was a happy trip for the lad, his mother and their friends, for it was a home-coming for them.

Montrose – On Monday and Tuesday the new stone front for the First National Bank’s new building was unloaded from the cars at the D. L. & W. station and excited much interest, as Indiana limestone, for the whole front of a building, had not been seen in Montrose before. The two massive columns, over 19 ft. high, and weighing between 5 and 6 tons each, attracted most attention. These are in monolithic form, cut out of a solid block of stone, all in one piece, at the Quarries in Bedford, Indiana, and will flank the two sides of the main door-way into the bank. The 16 inch brick and tile wall next to H. A. Patrick’s is now being laid, the contractor sending Messrs. Hinsdale and Reynolds, expert brick layers and Mr. Chase, mortar maker, from Binghamton, to do the work. ALSO The public is invited to attend the lawn fete at the Presbyterian manse, Tuesday afternoon and evening. The proceeds of this goes toward the support of a child in a Jerusalem orphanage. This child, nine years of age, but for the intervention of Christian workers and necessary funds, would have been sold into white slave traffic.

New Milford – The Borough is greatly incensed by the infraction of laws by autoists who pass through the village at too rapid a pace and the embers were fanned into flame last Sunday when Wm. Turner, a citizen of this place, was run down and instantly killed by C. E. Kisler, of Allentown, Pa. Mr. Turner, who was 70 years old, and quite deaf, had started to cross the road from his home to feed his team. He stepped out of the way of one car directly in front of the car driven by Mr. Kisler. He was thrown some distance and his skull was fractured, resulting in almost instant death. Mr. Kisler said that he blew his horn as soon as he saw Turner step out of the way of the other car and applied his brakes, but could not avoid striking the man. He remained until the local authorities had satisfied themselves, by investigation, that Kisler was blameless.

Rush/Auburn – Christie Curran, well-known in and about Wyalusing as a good base ball player, fan and umpire, is playing ball in his old-time form of ten years ago again this season. He is a member of the strong Rush-Auburn club in the Susquehanna County League, and is doing better work at catching behind the bat than ever before. His timely heavy hitting has also been a strong factor in keeping his club in first place in the league race.

Hop Bottom – Mrs. Martha Capwell has beautified her new home by the addition of fine porches, paint, and electric lights, making a great improvement in the appearance of Adams Ave.

Forest City – James Walker, son of Cashier and Mrs. J. J. Walker, has received an appointment, thru Congressman L. T. McFadden, to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and entered the institution last week. He graduated from the Forest city High School in 1920, and for a year was employed at the First National Bank. The academy at Annapolis is the training school for officers of the U. S. Navy. Mr. Walker was an honor student in the high school and prominent in athletics.

South Harford – Mrs. Ellen Whiting died at the home of her son, F. T. Whiting, July 1, 1922, aged 89 years and 8 months. She had been in very poor health for over a year but was very patient and always had a smile for all visitors and was very glad to visit with them, as her mind was very good almost to the last. She leaves one son, Forest Whiting, of West Lenox; five grand-children, Merle Rynearson, of Hop Bottom; Lee Rynearson, of New York; Mrs. M. A. Oakley, of Kingsley; Mrs. E. Granger, of West Lenox; Mrs. L. J. Conrad, of South Harford; also twelve great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Springville – The much talked about July 4thhas come and gone and Springville is taking a much needed rest. The Tunkhannock band was on the job early. Rev. Johnson, of Tunkhannock, rector of St. Andrew’s church, delivered a fine patriotic address. Games, ball playing, dancing and a parade a mile long, with plenty of eats, made a full day.

Ararat – Gerald Walker and Austin Denney, who have become greatly interested in fishing lately, have built themselves a nice, new row boat which they will use on Dunn Pond. ALSO After losing several chickens, Burt Porter decided to set a trap and see if anything resulted from it. Something did. The following morning he found he had caught an old skunk and three young ones were walking around nearby. The whole family were quickly put out of commission and he has not lost any chickens since, nor has Burt worn the same clothes since.

Dimock – When making a call at the Dimock Free Library, recently, we were agreeably surprised to find so many newspapers, a new feature at the library, for the perusal of all who care to read them. Among them were: The Montrose Democrat, Independent Republican, Tunkhannock Republican, Wyoming Democrat, Susquehanna Evening Transcript, The County Herald,published at Hallstead, and the Dearborn Independent, by Henry Ford, all of which are free contributions to the library by the publishers.

Susquehanna – The second week of the strike of the Erie Railroad shop finds this town quiet, and no disorders. Strike breakers have been here and many have gone, but no disturbance was created in either case. That there may soon be a satisfactory settlement of the entire question seems to be the attitude of all our people. A dancing party, for the benefit of the striking workers, will be held in Murphy’s Hall, Oakland, Thursday evening. All are invited.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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