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May 09 1924/2024

East Dimock – James A. Howell had a very narrow escape from death when his horse became frightened while being unhitched. The wagon was upset and the horse ran through the barn door, which was half opened, dragging Mr. Howell some distance. The horse ran about a mile and was stopped by James Greenwood and sons. Mr. Howell escaped with a few lacerations on the arm and a few bruises on the hip and arm.

Jackson – The Jackson base ball team was defeated by the Jackson Graded School team.

Forest City – Postmaster Thomas McCormick is one of the few Democratic postmasters still holding office, but expects the administration here to fall any moment, he has served as Forest City’s postmaster for the past nine years. Not only is he an efficient and accommodating individual, but he has enviable acquaintances throughout the county, which hold him in high esteem. He spent his young manhood days in Silver Lake Twp.

Montrose – An agreement was made at the last Montrose Borough meeting to pave the portion of Cherry Street, from the intersection of Church Street to the intersection of Cherry. The property owners abutting on Cherry street, in this section, include, A. W. Lyons, D. T. Brewster, John Harrington and Dr. David Brewster. They agreed to stand the major portion of the cost, about $1200, providing the borough would stand the remainder, about $700. The concreting will start as soon as possible. ALSO Playing at the Ideal Theatre, Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, “Racing Hearts” with Agnes Ayres, as a bewitching speed-girl, in a swift story of racing and love. There’s an auto race that ends in a hair-raising smash and a romance that ends in a heart throbbing clinch. You’ll like them both. An all-star cast, including Agnes Ayres, Theodore Roberts and Richard Dix. Also [showing] a Lloyd Hamilton comedy.

Fairdale – Catherine Roe Bolles was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, in 1848, and departed this life on April 29th, 1924. She was the youngest child of David and Sophia Dennis Roe, removing with her parents to Rush township, what is now Jessup, in the year 1847. In 1876 she was united in marriage to Edgar W. Bolles, of Fairdale and bore three children. Mrs. Bolles is survived by her husband, who is in his 91st year, and one son, Lee, who lives on the “Homestead” farm, in Jessup township. Interment was made in the Bolles cemetery, near her home.

Auburn Twp – A man who enjoys fishing and has reasonably active mind, and body, is never too old to fish, so believes Peter Carney of Auburn township. Mr. Carney likes to fish quite as well as when he was a boy of seven—a little matter of four score years making no difference. He got his fishing license on Monday and is the oldest man in the county who has so far applied for one. Now let’s hear from some of the ninety year olds! ALSO At Auburn Four Corners, friends will be sorry to learn that Mrs. J. R. Baldwin is not quite so well.

Ararat – The Gelatt Grangers made a wood bee for Mr. Archer’s people on Wednesday. There was a good attendance and the men cut a nice lot of wood. A bountiful dinner was served by the ladies and Mr. Archer’s people are very grateful. ALSO It seems a pity and a shame that the services in the Methodist church here are so poorly attended. Our minister, Rev. Harrison, is doing all he can for us. It seems to the writer that an effort on the part of the church members and non-members, who do not attend, would be appreciated by the minister and the few faithful ones who do attend regularly.

Harford – The first ball game of the season was played on the Fair Grounds, Saturday, between Harford and Hallstead. Score was 4-3 in favor of Harford. It was a very good game, being necessary to play 12 innings, on account of a tie at the end of the 9th inning.

Springville – On account of a few cases of scarlet fever the schools and Sunday schools have been closed for two weeks or more. The buildings have been fumigated and the higher grades have resumed their studies. All cases are well or nearly well, and no more cases reported.

Little Meadows – The residence of N. B. Barnum was burned to the ground early Monday afternoon. Fire was discovered in the roof at about one o’clock, having caught from a defective chimney. An aged lady, an aunt of Mr. Barnum’s, was in the house at the time, and he was working at the barn. She gave the alarm and he was able to save, with the assistance of neighbors, some of the furniture on the first floor, including piano, electric light plant, etc. There was some insurance on building and contents.

Death of Civil War Veteran James C. Smyth, a veteran of the Civil War, died May 7, 1924, at the National Soldiers’ Home, Virginia, aged 90 years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Curtis, of Montrose, and Mrs. D. W. Hager, of Binghamton, and one brother, William Smyth, of South Gibson. Burial will be made in the Soldier’s Cemetery, at Hampton, Virginia.

School Teachers Do Not Obey Law: Acting under orders from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. F. S. Birchard, county medical inspector, has brought action against four county school teachers and one school board for not enforcing the vaccination law. In each instance the defendants entered a plea of guilty before Justice W. G. Comstock, and upon promise to obey the law, and payment of costs incurred, they were discharged and the fines remitted. The teachers were located in the following townships: Two in Liberty, one in Lenox, and one in Auburn. The Friendsville school board was arraigned on the charge, the board having advised the teachers to permit children who were unvaccinated to attend school.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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