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November 05 1920/2020

Montrose – The Humane Society, organized in September, already has over a hundred members. The Society’s agent, Dr. Cole had received many complaints from the neighbors about a man living some distance from town, who was charged with cruelly neglecting his animals. Last week this man came to town driving a horse that was lame, unshod and pulling a load by the hames. Dr. Cole cited him before Justice Davies, when he pleaded guilty to the charge of cruelty and was fined $10. He was given some good advice by the Justice about his treatment of his horse and stock and was shown that the laws of Pennsylvania protected animals from cruelty as well as human beings.

Franklin Twp. – A most interesting letter came to the Democrat, as follows: Your article on the oil well and mention of the Salt Spring, suggests talk I heard when a small boy at Nicholson. The statement was made that one of the early settlers used to loan, at intervals, to Indians, a particularly large kettle which was carried north up Martin’s creek. When returned it frequently showed it had been used for boiling down salt water. The location of the spring was kept secret, but when the Indians came the last time they described the location with reference to a large forked-top pine tree, but the settlers were never able to locate either the tree or the spring. My indefinite recollection is that Lathrop township was suggested. May it have been further north? Yours truly, Wm. A. Wilcox, Scranton, Pa. ALSO In Franklin Forks, Kenneth Conklin, aged 10 years, was accidentally shot in the leg by his brother, Orren, of Endicott, one day last week. His condition is not serious. Orren had returned to his home from Endicott where he had been working. He brought a rifle with him with the intention of going on a hunting trip before returning to the city. While cleaning the gun a shell exploded and the discharge entered his brother’s limb. The wound was treated by Dr. Caterson.

Liberty Twp. – Old-Fashioned Square Dance, Friday, Nov. 5th, at Lawsville Center, in the building that was formerly Roberts’ store. Music by Franklin Fork’s orchestra. Admission, 75 cents.

Forest Lake – The Women’s Christian Temperance Union ladies had a temperance program on Sunday, with special temperance music, and Mr. Harwood gave a short temperance political sermon. The church was neatly decorated with flags and white ribbon. Many were there from Forest Lake Center and Birchardville.

Lawton – Several hunters arrived yesterday to be in time for hunting. We see more “No Trespass” signs posted on the farms than ever, and it is the right thing to do.

South Harford – The chief topic is election and how a woman will vote. Just go to election and see. ALSO In Harford, Mrs. A. R. Grant had an apple-cut at her home one day last week. She is drying apples to send to an orphans’ home in Vermont.

Susquehanna – The employees in the Erie shops of this place set a new record in the matter of overhauling locomotives during the month of October. Twenty locomotives were completely overhauled during the month and on an eight-hour schedule. Previous to this the largest number overhauled during a month was eighteen. ALSO Michael Igo, who was injured in the shops last Saturday underwent the amputation of his left leg on Monday. Mr. Igo was knocked down by a pair of large driving wheels which were being rolled into the shop, one passing over the leg, and injuring it so badly amputation proved necessary. ALSO Robert Tickner has sold his restaurant and pastry shop on Main Street to Harley D. Hall. Beginning Nov. 8, the restaurant will be re-opened night and day, serving lunches and meals at all hours. ALSO Raymond Tucker, for 12 years past the carrier on rural mail route No. 6, out of Susquehanna, has resigned, effective Nov. 15th, and will remove to Deposit, where he has purchased a greenhouse business. Mr. Tucker has sold his residence here. H. V. Burton has been appointed carrier on R. D. No. 6, succeeding Mr. Tucker. Mr. Burton will remove from R. D. 5 to Susquehanna.

Forest City – Last month W. H. Stephens, who resides in the former Budd building on North Main street, entertained his brother Joseph Stephens, of Seattle, Washington. It was the first time in 43 years the brothers had met and the time for the departure of the western brother came too soon. Mr. Stephens is connected with the engineering department of the city of Seattle, his home. He has seen Seattle grow from a mill town of 3,000 inhabitants to a city of 316,000 and one of the most important trading centers on the Pacific. Mr. Stephens is past the 70 mark but is as active as a man of forty.

Hallstead – Joseph Gruslin, a former engineer on the Montrose branch of the D. L. & W., is reported seriously ill. He is an aged man.

Bridgewater Twp. - Henry Rose was accidentally shot in the right hip by his uncle, George Rose, while hunting, Monday afternoon. The elder Mr. Rose stumbled, when the gun was discharged, with the above mentioned result. The youngster was removed to his home, where he was treated by Dr. Gardner, who does not consider his condition serious. ALSO A party of four, from Scranton, have been hunting in this vicinity the past two days. Yesterday, Game Warden Geo. H. Watrous arrested one of them for shooting a pheasant from an auto. The man was fined $25.00. It is against the game law to shoot from an auto or vehicle, with a fine of $25.00 for shooting a pheasant and $10 for shooting a rabbit or squirrel.

St. Josephs – M. J. Kane, for the past few months, has been hauling the cream to Lawsville Creamery from Choconut Creek. His route started from O’Connell’s store and the trips were made by auto truck every second day. Mr. Kane’s work was very satisfactory, but owing to the time of year, he is discontinuing his services.

Brooklyn – There was a union service in the M. E. church last Sunday morning, which was addressed by Mrs. J. B. Sheen, of South Montrose, who spoke in the interest of the temperance candidates in the coming election.

Uniondale – The Semper Fidelis class held a banquet in Williams’ Hall on Friday night. Covers were laid for sixty. The hall was artistically trimmed with autumn leaves and hemlock and the usual array of jack-o’lanterns.

Jackson – The Jackson Dramatic Society is rehearsing a play “An Old-Fashioned Mother,” to be given in the near future.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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