November 04 1921/2021
Forest City – The men of Christ church gathered in goodly numbers Saturday and erected a fence about the church property. While not as handsome as the congregation would wish it will prevent the church lawn from being pastured by cattle and horses as in the past. A diner was served for the workmen in the basement of the church by St. Margaret’s Guild to which all did justice. ALSO The Varsity basket ball team of the Forest city high school met its first defeat Thursday evening at Simpson. The score was 27 to 26 in favor of the Fell high school. While the boys met defeat, the girls’ team came forth a winner by a score of 8 to 1. ALSO Joseph Muchitz is winning honors as cheer leader of Penn State College. His picture was taken as he was leading the inaugural parade of President Thomas. He came home for a few hours before leaving for New York to cheer his men in the game between Penn State and Georgia Tech. Our Joe was there with the goods, and loud and prolonged cheering was had over the victory of the team.
Uniondale – Much mischief is reported as the result of the work of young men and boys on Monday evening last. Malicious mischief makes no friends.
Franklin Forks – Wednesday evening of last week the drillers for the Montrose Gas and Oil Co. reported having struck a vein of natural gas at the 200 foot level, which caused no little excitement in the community. Many of the stockholders of the company residing in this immediate vicinity drove to the well as soon as the news was circulated in order to verify with their eyes what it seemed could hardly be true. Visitors were shown the gas bubbling up through the water. When the drill was withdrawn and the bailer had brought up the drillings, a piece of tow was lighted and thrown down the ten inch pipe, with the result that the lighted gas would flame up five feet in the air. The flow has been steady ever since.
Stevens Point – The M. E. church of this place celebrated its 25th anniversary on Tuesday evening, October 25.
North Jackson – A traveling library has been secured from the Montrose Free Library Association through the efforts of Miss Whitney, teacher of the North Jackson school.
Thompson – The Optimistic Club was entertained last Wednesday evening at a Hallowe’en supper at the home of Mrs. George Sprague, of Wrighter Lake. They were entertained by Mrs. Fay Sumner, Mrs. Archie Brundage and Mrs. Everett Ely. About 21 were present and all were dressed in costume. The guests had about given up hopes of their entertainment committee, when after dark they were asked to put on their wraps and follow the guides. They were taken on a lark through the woods by the aid of one flashlight and finally wound up at the sugar house, where they were treated to a Dog roast. Then they were taken farther on and each given a cure for their infirmities. The meeting closed with a fine supper served by the hostesses.
Susquehanna – Coal has been found along Drinker creek within sight of here. Rev. William Clemow, pastor of the Congregational church, Oakland side, made the discovery. Mr. Clemow is a miner of 40 years-experience, owns a third interest in a mine at the present time, and is familiar with all the details of locating and opening coal mines. The finding of a small vein indicates that it connects with a large deposit. So sure is Mr. Clemow that there is coal, he is willing to spend $1000 of his own money in drilling and estimates it will cost $1500, if someone will furnish $500.
Harford – The friends of Mrs. Harry Smith are pained to hear she is not improving in health. The Grangers and neighbors made them a wood-bee Saturday and cut them a nice lot of wood.
St. Josephs – S. B. Clark, T. F. Donnelly, A. J. Gilroy, J. J. Bergin and wives motored to Franklin Forks to the scene of the Montrose Oil & Gas Co’s drilling. ALSO John Deuel made the necessary repairs on the St. Joseph church which was slightly damaged by lightning a few weeks ago.
Gibson – W. J. Lamb was home for the weekend and Mrs. Lamb returns with him to Binghamton, where they will spend the winter. Mrs. Lamb recently received news of the death of her brother, Oney Sweet’s wife, at their home in California. Mrs. Sweet’s maiden name was Nellie Coon and she had many relatives in this county.
Fairdale – Rev. Frederick G. Bulgin, a former pastor at Fairdale, now of Bath, PA, as accepted a call to the pastorate of the Congregational church at Harford and expects to enter upon his duties the first week in December. Both Rev. and Mrs. Bulgin are well-known in Susquehanna county, the latter being remembered as Miss Lula Estus, of Fairdale.
Brooklyn – The first number of the winter’s course of entertainments was given by the Dietric Music and Magic Co., in the Universalist church. There was a full house and everyone was highly entertained, as was anticipated by the hearty encores given.
Dimock – Mrs. Lucy Drake has moved into the village and is cooking for the teachers at the teachers’ cottage ALSO A barber from out of town will take up this work each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon and evening in the reading room at Hotel Estus.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – They are still agitating the question of vacating the Carr Hill road from the Taylor Hollow school house to the line of the church property on Fair hill, a distance of 242 rods. ALSO Our minister gave us a strong sermon on the evils of strong drink.
Bennett Corners, Auburn Twp. – The people were awakened last Friday night, between 11 & 12, by the burning of Lewis Lathrop’s barn. The fire started from the inside and burned very quickly. There was another barn seen burning off Rush way the same night. The next night another barn was seen burning at Fairdale. The causes of all three were unknown.
Montrose – Sunday afternoon, Atty. G. E. Gardner and family started for an auto ride. His son, Edwin, thought it would be interesting to count the automobiles they saw on the trip. Fifty-one was counted between Montrose and Heart Lake. The count became very interesting and on the way to Kirkwood and return 1058 automobiles were counted.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society will present a Beginning Genealogy Workshop on November 6th and 20th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information, see the Society's website or Facebook page or call the Society at 570-278-1622.
Compiled By: Betty Smith