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June 23 1916/2016

Montrose – Flag Day, June 14, was chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution as being most fitting for the unveiling of their memorial commemorating the Grow Homestead Bill of 1862. The boulder on which the tablet is placed came from the Grow farm at Glenwood and the nearby elm grew on the first homestead taken under his Act.

Great Bend – The employees of the Black Horn Leather Co., American Chair Manufacturing Co. and the Meish Manufacturing Co. are enjoying Saturday half holidays during the summer. ALSO Two State Agricultural College students demonstrated the useful qualities of Wear Ever aluminum ware at the Happy Hour Theatre.

West Clifford – Ruric Bennett, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Burns Hospital, in Scranton, is showing improving at the home of Henry Bennett. Dr. Trimmer is attending him.

Forest City – Mrs. Patrick O’Hara, one of the most highly esteemed residents of this place, died at her home on Railroad St., after a lingering illness. The deceased was 60 years of age. Those left to mourn her loss are her husband and six sons and two daughters: Bernard, of Chicago, Ill.; John, Daniel and Mitchell, of Rochester, NY; Leo and Vincent, at home, and Mrs. Rupert Burrows, of Rochester, NY, and Mary, at home. The funeral will take place from her late home Tuesday morning, June 20, at St. Agnes church; interment in family plot at Starrucca.

Elk Lake, Dimock Twp. – S. A. Young, one of our widely known citizens, was engaged in Montrose, Saturday.  Mr. Young conducts a well-equipped wagon shop at the Lake. ALSO Many of the cottages at the lake are occupied.

Springville – One of the Democrat’s welcome callers was Elijah Lathrop, now in his 80th year. Mr. Lathrop is remarkably active for one of his age, and is able to read fine print without the aid of glasses. His memory is splendid and recounts happenings of long ago very entertainingly.  We asked him if he remembered a season with as much rain as the present.  He replied that 59 years ago there was as much rain and that farmers planted corn as late as June 20th, but the same ripened nicely and was an excellent crop, recalling the matter from the fact that he worked for Sheriff Young, at Dimock, the year he was elected.  May 20th of the same year it snowed hard all day long. ALSO Riley & Son have placed a gas tank at their garage for the convenience of the public.

St. Joseph – On June 9th another car of classy registered Ayrshires, bred by P. Byrne & Sons, Shady Brook Farm, was shipped to Soapstone Farm, owned by Mrs. C. A. Griscom, one of Philadelphia’s millionaires.

Susquehanna – The marriage of Miss Clara M. Montgomery, of Third Avenue, and Frank J. Reddon, of Pittsburg, formerly of this place, took place at St. John’s church on Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock.  ALSO “Bill” Irving, of the Binghamton State League team spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Irving, on Oakland Side.  Bill is leading the league in batting and is playing a fast game in the field. ALSO Commencement exercises of Laurel Hill Academy will be held this week. Members of the graduating class are: Teresa Sullivan, Margaret Dunn, Marian Kane, Anna Williams, Helen Walsh, Agnes Madden, Alice Boyle, Clarence Brown, Walter Ryan and Clarence Barnes. The graduating class of the commercial department is as follows: Neva Severson, Lina Clendening, Helen Gaffney, Mary Tierney, Anna Williams, Amy Quilter, Charles Caden, Charles Madden and Clarence Barnes.

Apolacon Township – Local autoists who have recently been touring in this county, and who have been complaining of the condition of roads in certain districts, will be interested to learn that warrants have been issued for the arrest of the road supervisors of Apolacon township charging them with neglect. Other arrests are expected to follow. Authorities in different parts of the county and State seem to be more determined each year to keep the highways in a passable condition.

Choconut – The funeral of Philip Reilly, who died at the home of Thomas Donnelly, at this place, on Saturday, was held from St. Augustine’s church at Silver Lake on Monday morning. Rev. J. J. O’Malley, of St. Joseph, officiating.

Friendsville – The marriage of Thomas J. Lee, of this place, to Miss Margaret M. McManus, of Rush, was solemnized in St. Patrick’s church, at Middletown, on Wednesday, June 21, Rev. J. P. Dunn, officiating.  Mr. Lee is the eldest son of the late M. J. Lee, and Miss McManus is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrance McManus.

Jackson – An effort is being made to secure a high school for Jackson.  All interested should aid in this important work.

News Brief: We occasionally take a whack in these columns against the clothes worn by the modern woman—these clothesless clothes that show what ought not to be shown and turn stiff necks into rubber. Yes, editorially we whack ‘em and every time we get a chance and our wife is at a safe distance we “rubber-neck to beat the band. You see, it’s one thing to be an editor and quite another thing to be a man.  And it don’t worry us a bit to make this startling confession, for there are so many local galoots in the same boat with us that the blamed craft is in danger of being swamped. ALSO All ladies are urged to attend the meetings of the Emergency League, which are held at the home of Mrs. W. H. Avery each Wednesday afternoon. All are cordially invited to join the organization, coming for a portion of the afternoon only, if unable to devote the entire afternoon. While much of the surgical bandages, supplies and other material are being sent to France, some is retained, for use in the United States and Mexico.

200 Years Ago. From the Centinel, Montrose, PA, June 25, 1816. The National Anniversary of Independence will be celebrated in this Village. The Committee of Arrangements have made provisions for celebrating that day in a manner becoming a free people. An Oration will be delivered on the occasion. Dinner will be furnished by Mr. Carr. They solicit the attendance of the people in the county generally. It is to be hoped that no one will attend on that day for any other purpose than of celebrating the day in a manner that shall do honor to the American character. ALSO Notice is hereby given that ALL persons indebted to the estate of Colwell Cook, late of Bridgewater, deceased, must make immediate payment and that those having demands against said estate must present the same for settlement. OZEM COOK, Administrator. ALSOTake Notice. I hereby forbid all persons harboring or having anything to do with James Brewster, on my account, as I am determined to pay no cost on his account. ELDAD BREWSTER. Bridgewater, June 25, 1816.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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