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July 29 1921/2021

Lenoxville – Orchestra dance, five pieces, at Stephens’ Hall, Friday evening, July 29. Music furnished by Nicholson’s Select Five. Round and square dances. Come and bring your friends. Go where the crowd goes. Bill for dance, war tax included, $1.00.

Hop Bottom – On Saturday afternoon an automobile party visited Elk Mountain and climbed to the summit for a picnic lunch. Included in the party were the following: Mrs. A. J. Taylor, Mrs. Joe West, Miss Lillian Byram, Mrs. C. A. Corson, Mrs. C. A. Tingley, Mrs. Frank Doran, Miss Grace Doran, Morgan Taylor and Edward Evans, whose Pierce-Arrow touring car carried the entire party on this delightful ride to the mountain, which should be a noted resort, being next to the highest point in the state of Pennsylvania. A magnificent view of the surrounding country can be seen from this place.

Ararat Twp. – Forest Hobbs met with a painful accident last Saturday, his hay fork becoming unfastened, dropped down, striking him in the muscle of the arm, piercing to the bone. It will bother him for several days probably. AND In South Ararat -  There were never so many campers at the pond as at present and more would be glad to come if there were more cottages. Wonder more wouldn’t be built to accommodate people who would love to come to such a beautiful body of water.

Montrose – The Library will hold a Noveltonian Lawn Fete on the grounds of George Carlton Comstock during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, Aug. 10. The word “noveltonian” may be safely assured to cover a great variety of most entertaining features.

Royal, Clifford Twp. – Royal has a new business place, C. H. West having opened a store in which he will carry groceries, cigars, candy, ice cream, soft drinks and sandwiches. Mr. West is very popular and will, undoubtedly, do a good business. His store is located on the main road from South Gibson to Clifford and Carbondale, used by large numbers of tourists, and this stand will be greatly appreciated.

Fairdale – A large crowd assembled at the Grange Hall for a farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Olmstead, who are soon to leave for State College, where Mr. Olmstead has accepted a position in the dairy extension department of the college. It is with much regret that we see this estimable couple leave us. ALSO Glen Cronk is wearing a broad smile these days—cause—a brand new baby girl arrived Saturday, July 23, 1921—Clara Jean.

Brooklyn – The four corners at the foot of Maple street, near the feed store of Doran & Ely, was the scene of an automobile accident at about 7 o’clock on Sunday evening, when H. W. Roper’s Buick touring car and a Buick roadster, driven by a Scranton party, crashed together. Each car contained but two passengers and none of the four were seriously injured, which is extremely fortunate. Mr. Roper sustained some bruises and minor injuries, while the woman in the roadster was cut on the head and became unconscious for a short time, but prompt attention from Dr. T. O. Williams enabled her to continue her journey to Scranton, that evening, in another car. Mr. Roper was driving his car down the hill past the M. E. church, and the roadster, driven by a Mr. Lavelle, was on the state road, going towards Scranton. The feed store, which is on the southwest corner, obstructed the view of each driver and the crash came as a severe shock to both. It is evident to all that danger signs should be conspicuously posted in each direction from this corner to prevent future accidents at this place.

Thompson – O. P. Walker is now completing one of the finest dairy barns in the county. It is to be modernly equipped, with 32 cow stalls, water bowls, etc.

Hallstead – H. O. Bullard drove to Niagara Falls on a three day trip via Watkins Glen and the Seneca Lake region recently, driving his seven passenger Moon touring car. In the party were Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Tower, of Hallstead, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tower and family of Trenton, NJ. One of the remarkable things about the trip was that the fan belt came off and the entire trip was made without it and with no trouble from a hot engine, even on the hills.

Harford – There will be a farmers’ picnic on the Fair Grounds, August 20th. Prominent speakers will be present; the merry-go-round will be in operation and a good time is expected. The picnic will be an all-day affair, lasting from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bandmaster Ben Jewett has promised the Brooklyn band, which is considered the best band in the county. The South Montrose Grange Quartette will give a few selections. The Master of the County Pomona Grange, N. H. Wilmarth, has arranged a big base ball game between teams representing the eastern and western parts of the county. The eastern team will be built up around the Harford team and the western team will likely be composed of Dimock and Rush players. The Ladies’ Aid of Harford will supply refreshments and lunches for those who do not bring their own lunches.

Auburn – A little son of M. L. Lake, the livestock dealer of this place, was badly injured Saturday by a kick in the forehead by a horse, which he was driving in unloading hay with a hay fork. He was taken to a Binghamton hospital Sunday. He is thirteen years old.

Court News: Thirteen divorce hearings were on the list for Tuesday. Fred Knapp, who is suing for divorce, made a sensation in court while in the witness chair, by fainting. His wife did not appear. Their troubles had not been exciting, according to the evidence, but she did not like to live where he worked and simply deserted. [If this is the correct Fred Knapp, according to the 1920 census, he lived at Silver Lake and owned a sawmill.]

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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