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March 19 1920/2020

Uniondale – Mrs. C. E. Phillips entertained the Suffrage club on Tuesday evening.

East Rush – There has been no church or Sunday school for several weeks on account of bad roads and the “flu.”

Williams’ Pond – E. J. Hohn visited his brother, Louis, near Brooklyn, on Sunday, going “across lots” on skis. That seems to be the only way to get about as the roads are very bad.

Forest City – The capital stock for the new shoe factory here, amounting to $100,000, has been fully subscribed and paid in. The concern will be known as the Melhinch Shoe Company of Forest City, Pa, The Bartholomay garage building on South Main Street has been secured for the location of the plant. It is expected operations will begin in May. The machinery will be installed between now and then. The directors elected for the first year are: Charles Melhinch, John Lynch, F. M. Gardiner, Thos. P. McCormick, J. H. Melhinch, Isadore Alexander, Geo. F. Horton, Geo. A. Bartholomay, Benj. Eicholzer. ALSO According to the census just completed, Forest City has a population of 6,004, an increase of 225 persons in the past ten years, or 4.4 per cent.

Herrick Center – John Shager, whose home is two miles north of this village, was struck by an engine on Monday afternoon. He was returning homeward, drawing a handsled with some goods on it when the engine hit him. He tried to get out of the way by crowding against the bank of snow at the side of the track, but was hit and thrown under the engine. He escaped, however, with a cut over one eye and some minor bruises. AND School was closed last week and this on account of the condition of the roads and sickness in the county. Three of Fred Fletcher’s children, Frances, Robert and Laura, are ill with scarlet fever and there are a few cases of mumps in town.

Montrose – Rural Carrier Frank H. Sechler, is going to see that the patrons of his route get their mail if it is within the bounds of human possibility. On Monday and Tuesday, when it was impossible to drive a horse, Frank slung his mail over his shoulder and walked the route. “Sech” does not intend that any complaints will be made to the sixteenth assistant postmaster general from disgruntled patrons so long as his pedal extremities hold out. ALSO The Beach Mfg. Co. has bought the fixtures, pool tables, etc., of the Chapman Pool Rooms, and will use them as a club room for the men working in their plant.

New Milford – E. D. Bertholf has leased the Eagle Hotel at the south end of town, formerly conducted by Hallie W. Lewis. He has purchased the furniture and fixtures of Mr. Lewis. 

Dana Barrett will move from the township to Mr. Bertholf’s house on Montrose street. ALSO The thaw flooded the Burdick flat below the school house to a depth of three and four feet before it froze and held up until Friday, when the three log teams were passing over they dropped down into several feet of water. They unloaded and in trying to save one team from drowning the men got very wet. The milk teams on Saturday had to go around. On Saturday afternoon John Jess thought he could pass over Jordan all right. He went through and had to leave his sleighs there as a marker. The snow in the roads is still from two to four feet deep.

Great Bend – A large deer narrowly escaped being killed by the Erie train near Great Bend recently. On account of the deep snow, the animal ran ahead of the train for some distance, but finally disappeared over the hill, near Wm. Manson’s farm.

Springville – A gang of men are opening the State road. Nearly the whole distance of Route No. 12 is made in the fields, snow being piled many feet high. Farmers have experienced great trouble this winter, the worst in years.

Little Meadows – W. D. Minkler, Investigator of Deaths for Susquehanna County, has been in Montrose the past ten days checking up his lists, preparatory to further investigation which it is necessary for him to do in person, and will necessitate his traveling in various parts of the county. Mr. Minkler also operates a bus line from Little Meadows to Binghamton, three times a week, when the roads are in condition, but just now he is unable to run his truck and can take care of the duties of his appointment nicely before the roads open up.

Lenox – Miss Alice Jerauld has gone in training for a nurse at the Moses Taylor hospital, Scranton. We wish her the best of success.

Harford – Will Benning walked home from Scranton one day recently. He went down by train and purchased a horse, and led the horse home all the way. Left Scranton at eight o’clock a.m. and arrived home at eight p.m. ALSO “Dr.” H. L. Lewis tells us he split and piled five cords of wood in ten hours for L. Brainard the 20th of February. Who can beat that record? Mr. Lewis is known as the world-renowned wood cutter.

Lathrop – To Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Benjamin, Sunday, Feb. 29, 1920, a daughter, Blanche Esther.

Stevens Point – The house of Mr. Clapper burned to the ground last Friday. Nothing was saved.

South Auburn – Ralph Place and Fred Swackhamer, of this place, having completed their course at State College, returned to their homes recently. Mr. Place is now acting as official cow tester for the First Dairy Improvement Association of Lackawanna county. Mr. Swackhamer expects to operate a creamery at East Rush.

Marriage Licenses: Maurice L. Reynolds and Mary P. Brandt, both of Susquehanna; William Rainey and Bertha Clapper, both of Harmony; Claude Darling and Aurora B. English, both of Forest City; Alva S. Spearbeck, Windsor, NY and Lillian F. Egleston, Great Bend.

News Briefs: New York barbers say that the day of the dollar hair-cut is at hand. This will be especially tough on the fellow with only ten cents worth of hair. ALSO Ten presidential candidates—five Republicans and five Democrats—have united in a statement advocating adoption of the woman’s suffrage amendment in time for women to vote in this year’s elections. This, presumably, is the only issue on which they are of one mind. ALSO The cost of Zane Grey’s new book, lately purchased, was $1.80. In deciding how much you are going to give the library committee when they call on you next Wednesday, think [of] how many books you will want in the coming year.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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