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May 05 1922/2022

April Snow Storm, 100 Years Ago – The blinding flurries of snow which occurred Sunday, April 23, were commemorative of a phenomenal snowfall of just sixty-five years previous. Talking with an old resident not long since, he said he distinctly recalled the four-foot body of snow which covered the ground on April 23, 1857. The snow, light and fluffy, literally dropped from the skies and lay in an even blanket all over this section of country. Traffic was held up for the day, and court, which was in session, was adjourned, owing to the inability of jurors to reach the County Seat. By the first of May the last vestige of the unusual fall of snow had disappeared. A traveling man told me that on the 22nd of April just passed, in Syracuse, there was a nine-inch snowfall and that many were out in sleighs.

Springville – N. S. Brown, while in town the other day, told us that he well remembers the great snow storm of sixty-five years ago, when forty inches of snow covered the ground, blocking traffic for many days.

Lanesboro - C. L. Depew, D. & H. station agent at Lanesboro for the past 23 years, has resigned the position and will give his entire time to his coal business. J. W. Coon is acting as station agent temporarily.

Montrose – Miss Amelia T. Pickett, a former librarian in Montrose, has accepted the position of head librarian of the new public library at Pottstown, which opens June 1st. Miss Pickett has had charge of the Dimmick Memorial Library at Mauch Chunk for several years and is highly recommended by the State Department at Harrisburg. ALSO The high school and grades, under the direction of Miss Billings, are preparing to give an operetta on Wednesday evening, May 17. The proceeds to go toward the library fund that is being raised by the scholars throughout the county. ALSO Rudolph Valentino, playing in “The Conquering Power,” will appear at Ideal Theatre next Wednesday. Admission 30 cents.

Susquehanna – The body of John Kane, of Columbus avenue, who disappeared over three weeks ago, was found in the river back of the Erie shops, Sunday morning. He left a note for his family stating they would find his body in the river. Mr. Kane leaves a widow; two daughters, Madeline and Annetta Kane, and two sons, Augustine and Benedict Kane, all of this place.

Brooklyn – Brooklyn high school base ball team went to Montrose last Friday and won the game over the Montrose team with a score of 22-7.

South Auburn – Seldon Swisher and the Misses Grace Benninger, Marion Pierson and Freda Gay went to Auburn Center to take the high school entrance examinations.

Ararat – Wallie Hackley is contemplating disposing of his Victrola and installing a Radio phone. Wallie is bound to be up to date. ALSO The sixty foot wind mill, which has stood for so long at the creamery, was pulled down to make room for an addition to the creamery.

Uniondale – Road supervisor Burdick is making a good job on Main street from the square to Deming’s corners. Broken stone is the first layer, course gravel the second and fine gravel forms the top dressing. Volunteer help is doing the work, largely Merchant F. M. Davis, Councilman Tuttle, Will Moran and Squire Lowry were seen Tuesday on the stone pile. ALSO Edward Reynolds has purchased of Frank Westgate, the store property on the corner of Lake avenue and Main street. The consideration is said to be $2,700. The stores are occupied by J. N. Cable and the second story as living rooms and occupied by Mrs. Maria Norton. All hope Mr. Cable will not be compelled to go out of business. He is one of the most substantial men of the town.

Franklin Forks – The men from this place were called out to fight fire which stated from a brush pile at Frank Shay’s. It spread over a great many acres. A very exciting time for a while.

Forest City – On Monday, the United States court at Harrisburg was stirred by John Bielinza, who was being tried for the illicit manufacture of “hootch” when he stated that he had bought the still, seized from him, of Chief of Police John W. Jones. His story was denied by the chief who declared he had never seen a still until he raided the defendant’s house. Bielinza was given three months in jail and fined $50.

Brookdale – Agnes R. Dolan, age 18, a teacher at the Jarvis street school, was killed by a freight train in Binghamton. She started to cross from the north to the south side of the tracks and passed under the gates, which had been lowered. She apparently thought the gates had been lowered for a switch engine and concentrated her attention on it as she crossed. She stepped on the eastbound Erie tracks in the path of the fast freight train, seeing it as it was almost on her and started to run, but was struck just as she was about to step off the track. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dolan, of Brookdale, four sisters and five brothers survive her. The principal of the Jarvis street school said that Miss Dolan was one of the most popular teachers in the city and that her death is a great loss to the school system.

200 Years Ago from the Susquehanna County Herald, May 4, 1822.

Attention! SUSQUEHANNA TROOP. The Troop will parade on the first Tuesday in May next, at 10 o’clock A. M. at Head Quarters. Punctuality is expected, as the line will be formed exactly at the hour appointed. By order ofCapt. Catlin, Samuel Hodgdon, O. S.

THE FLYING MACHINE. It will be seen by the following extract from the 17th number of the New Edinburgh Encyclopedia, that Mr. Bennett, who has petitioned Congress for exclusive privileges, is not the first who invented a machine by which a man can not only elevate himself in the air, but also steer in any direction. How then can he claim an exclusive right from any country?

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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