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March 26 1915/2015

Bones of War Veteran Found at Gettysburg are Identified.  (Tunkhannock Republican)  Mrs. D. A. Cruver, of Prospect Hill, received tidings a few days ago concerning the death of her father, G. Arnts, who was among the missing at the Battle of Gettysburg.  It was known that he was shot through the hip in the second day’s fight, but what became of him was never known by his family until now. About four years ago a man who had bought a farm on the battlefield decided to raise the barn and stables. When it was jacked up a skeleton was found lying underneath the floor, and examination showed that it was that of a soldier. His gun lay by his side and brass letters on his cap showed that he belonged to Co. K., 143d Regt. His identity is now established, as he was the only man in that company not accounted for. In his pocket was a picture of his wife and oldest daughter, the latter now Mrs. Alson Carr, living near Susquehanna. It is apparent that Mr. Arnts, after being wounded, crawled under the barn to escape capture by the enemy, and became too exhausted to escape. As the barn floor was near the ground, the presence of the skeleton was never observed until repairs were commenced.  [Found in Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Vol. 10, page 516, George W. Arnst, Co. K, 143d Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Killed at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.  Co. K was recruited in Susquehanna, Wyoming and Lycoming counties.]

Brooklyn – The Junior class of the High school is preparing to give an entertainment on Friday evening, April 2, in the M. E. church, the principal feature of which will be a drama, “The Boys of the Five Points School.” The program will also consist of music and other interesting numbers.

South Montrose – Our teacher, Miss Conroy, has not been in school the past two weeks on account of mumps.

Harford – Walter Jackson, who spent the past winter at a soldiers’ home in Tennessee, has returned home.

Montrose - Mrs. Julia T. Warner, on March 7, celebrated her 92d birthday. Beautiful flowers and many loving messages and gifts made the day a very enjoyable one. Mrs. Warner is remarkably well for one so advanced in years, and almost any bright day may be seen walking on Church street near her home.  She hopes to live to see the prohibition of the liquor traffic in Pennsylvania. As a zealous member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union the best efforts of her earlier years were given to bring about his result. ALSO The Montrose Presbyterian Church has made a somewhat radical change in its plans for paying the pastor’s salary and meeting other expenses of the church. Hereafter all pews are to be free—none will be rented.  All church income will be from pledges and contributions.

Springville – J. K. Aldrich lost some chickens and a keg of cider and swore out a search warrant to help locate them. The search was made, but nary cider nor chick was discovered that he could claim. ALSO In Lynn sap has been running good for the last few days. Syrup is selling at one dollar per gallon.

New Milford – Paul Walworth and Miss Addie VanBuskirk were married in the M. E. parsonage by Rev. H. W. Thomas on Tuesday evening, March 16.

Susquehanna – Frank Albee will soon open a paper and paint store in the Dooley block, on Erie Ave. ALSO G. Knapp, of Lake View, who was hurt in a runaway last week on Franklyn Ave., died in the local hospital, Friday night.

Forest City -  The Forest City police force are making active preparations for their grand ball to take place in the borough hall on April 8. The Mozart orchestra of six pieces will furnish music for the occasion.

East Bridgewater – Some of the portable houses used by the men working on the Scranton & Binghamton railroad were moved on Monday to a point on the line in East Bridgewater, four miles north of Brooklyn, toward Montrose. The advance corps of men and the large steam shovel are working on the Johnston farm about 2 ½ miles north of Brooklyn.

Hop Bottom – The Italian baker has moved out of town.  Many people will miss the opportunity of buying his fine baking. ALSO Milia A. Brown announces an assortment of spring millinery now ready for inspection and invites you to an Easter opening of trimmed hats, March 30 and 31.

West Jackson – George Knapp, a Civil War veteran of this place, was fatally injured by his horses running away, Monday, March 15, while he was in Susquehanna. He was taken to the Barnes’ Memorial hospital, where he passed away Friday evening, March 19th.  Funeral was held at the Lake View church, Monday.  Interment in Lake View cemetery. [Mr. Knapp was a member of Co. G., 152nd New York Infantry.]

Uniondale – The Uniondale Symphony Orchestra gave a fine entertainment in Williams’ Hall last Friday evening, consisting of solos, duets, recitations, chorus, etc. To say the least, it was an entertainment of a high order, and should be patronized on all occasions.  ALSO Several new autos are booked for this place in the near future. Eight per cent of the population of this borough own autos.

Franklin Forks – The G. A. R. of Franklin Forks will hold an anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate forces under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee, at Appomattox, on April 9, 1865, in the Methodist Church in Franklin Forks. Noted speakers will be in attendance and with an appropriate programme, helped by a first class choir, [we] look forward to an enjoyable time.

Heart Lake – Bert M. Brown has the county agency for the Excelsior Motorcycles and will push their sale this summer.  Mr. Brown is himself expert in the manipulation of these machines and should do a good business with them. He will also handle a flexible side car, which makes a nifty outfit at a small cost.

Hallstead – William Laurence, of South Rhodesia, South Africa, is the guest of his brother. He was engaged in missionary work in South Africa for some time. He is in this country to regain his health.

Herrick Twp. – The Ladies Grange Aid will serve an egg dinner at the Grange hall on April 3. All are cordially invited. Grangers bring eggs and do not forget that ham goes good with them.

News Brief:  The best sermon is one that goes over your head and hits the other chap.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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