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March 23 1923/2023

Clifford Twp. – Hon. John Greenleaf Jenkins, who died recently in London, England, had a most interesting career. He attained fame in two continents. He was born in Clifford township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jenkins, pioneer settlers of the Welsh settlement of Clifford township. His education was obtained in Jenkins school and at Wyoming Seminary. In 1874 he, with a number of young men from Herrick and Clifford, went to Canada to work for the J. W. Lyon Publishing company. After a stay of a year he went to Ohio and from thence to Australia, where he became prominent in political circles where he was a councilman and mayor of Adelaide, S. Australia. His election was almost unanimous. He was later elected to parliament and in course of time was chosen premier of the Australian parliament, a position he held for several years. At the close of his legislative career he was chosen Fiscal Agent of Australia with headquarters in London. Shortly after the World War he was a representative of Great Britain in the industrial congress held in Washington, D. C. He was past the seventy mark at his death. He was a brother of the late Z. D. Jenkins, former sheriff of this county, and a brother of Hon. Thomas Jenkins of Dawn, Mo., and, David, of Bellingham Bay, Washington.

Bridgewater Twp. – Perry Mooney, a veteran of the Civil War, passed away March 18, 1923. Deceased was born in Attica, NY, Nov. 9 1840, the youngest son of Sylvester Mooney. He worked in the timber sections and was a type of the old-time woodsman who is passing. Also held a government land claim in Washington and came to the county 45 years ago. He was a member of Co. F, 94th NY Infantry and was honorably discharged at Fredericksburg in 1865. His health was impaired by the rigors of war and for some years felt the ill effects of his service. A gifted horticulturist, specializing in apples, especially grafting, he successfully handled furs and was a skilled trapper and hunter. His wife, Portia Isbell, died a number of years ago.

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. – Many thanks extended B. J. Luce for his kindness in assisting his neighbors during their illness.

Harford – Among those who have radio outfits in their homes are Burr Wilder, Geo. Pritchard, Harry Shannon, O F. Maynard, E. E. Lewis, W. R. Merritt, Ray Tingley, Thomas Gillespie and Wilmarth Brothers. O. F. Maynard has heard from Havana, Cuba, Davenport, Iowa, and many other places.

Susquehanna – “Pussyfoot” Johnson will deliver an address in the Presbyterian church, Wednesday evening, April 11th. The Rev. Mr. Johnson is known the world over for his successful attacks on John Barleycorn. He won his name years ago in the west for his quiet and persistent trailing of law breakers.

Montrose – George Cruser, a well-known colored man, was found dead in bed on March 20th. He had been employed by W. G. Parke for some years and prior to that time was employed by the late A. R. Anthony. He was an exceptional gardener and caretaker and was known to many people here for his unwavering genial nature and courteous manner. He was 67 years old and was born in Binghamton, a son of George and Evaline (Thompson) Cruser. The funeral will be held in the A. M. E. Zion church, Friday afternoon. Interment in the Montrose Cemetery. ALSO Jack Holt, in “Call of the North” takes place in the wilds of Canada, and concerns the tyranny of the factors of the Hudson Bay Co., who were invested with supreme authority in their territory. Young “Free Trader” dares to compete with the company and avenge the murder of his father and found—LOVE. Superb scenery, real Indians, locations never heretofore photographed; these make Jack Holt’s first Paramount a stellar vehicle. Don’t miss it. At the Ideal Theatre, Saturday, March 24th.

Jackson – Mrs. Albert Weeks has moved into the central office of the Northeastern Telephone Co., to assist the present operator, M. Curtis. Mrs. Manzer Benson has been our central operator for the past few days during the illness of Mrs. Curtis.

Little Meadows –Edwin Charles Fox, son of the late James H. Fox, died at his home last Friday. He was 47 years of age and leaves a wife and three children, his mother and one brother, Fred G. Fox, all of this place.

West Brooklyn – Mrs. A. A. Maynard, a lady nearly 89 years old, went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. John S. Read, at Factoryville, Sunday. Her son, George Gardner, took her in a sleigh as far as Brooklyn and Mrs. Read met her there and the remainder of the trip was made by auto. Mrs. Maynard also presented her great grandson, George Gardner, with a quilt, made for his third birthday.

New Milford Twp. – C. M. Bullard has completed a course with the Berry School of Horsemanship and is prepared to handle horses and colts. He can be reached by the Bell phone.

Thompson – Chicken thieves are making their annual appearance again this winter. Michael Garvey’s hen roost was robbed one night last week and several fine fowls were taken. The thieves also routed Dwight Craft’s hen house, but fortunately were scared away The identity of the thieves is quite well known and perhaps if they try to make any more nightly visits they will not be so fortunate in getting away. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Susquehanna - The Birdsall block on Erie Ave., owned by Mrs. Carrie Birdsall, has been sold to Jack Canale, who conducts a grocery store on East Martin street. The block was built in 1880 by the late Dr. Birdsall. ALSO The library drive gets under way this week. It is hoped to secure at least one member in every family.

Forest City – The Lithuanian Independent club will hold a special meeting in St Anthony’s church hall on the second Sunday of April, after mass. The 162 members are urged to attend. Four men of the club have received their first citizen papers and are expecting to receive their final papers soon. These men will choose witnesses from members of the club. It is the intention of the club to pay the witnesses their daily wage while so engaged. ALSO Roads were opened Monday. Huge banks of snow are still seen and it is neither good wheeling or sleighing. ALSO - Albert Leek, for many years a resident of Clifford township, called on old time friends in this vicinity. He is now a resident of Idaho.

News Brief: There is a preacher in Kansas who should have his salary raised for making the following announcement from his pulpit: “Brethren, the janitor and I will hold our regular prayer meeting next Wednesday evening as usual.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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