November 11 1921/2021
New Milford – No clew has yet been found of the yeggs who attempted to break into the Grange National Bank last week. The yeggmen had prepared to blow open the vault and left an acetylene tank behind. The bank was entered sometime after midnight. Entrance was gained through a window. [Yeggman-A person who breaks open safes, a burglar.]
Montrose – Have you been asked “what is the queer-looking structure that is being erected on the Montrose House block?” It is estimated the question was asked 2,000 times in Montrose yesterday, and the funny part is—no one seemed to know the answer. You probably won’t believe us when we tell you it is to be a cat hospital. But it is. Ask Dr. Cole. ALSO D. C. Conklin has sold his house to Mr. Olin, a carpenter, who recently came to Montrose, and has purchased John Rutan’s house, on Chenango Street.
Beech Grove, Auburn Twp. – On Oct. 16th Daniel Treible, who resides nearby, reached the 90th milestone of life. He is one of our most remarkable men, having all his faculties and his mind is perfectly clear. His health is good and he helps with the chores. Just over the line in Bradford Co., lives another aged man, Smith Tewksbury, who was 90 years old on Oct. 8th, but he hasn’t the good health that “Uncle Dan” enjoys. He is compelled to walk with crutches, but his mind is perfectly clear and it is very interesting to talk with these old men of times long ago, when people didn’t travel by auto or train, but were compelled to use ox-carts. ALSO At Pleasant Valley, Charles Ace shot a fine red fox. It was after his hens.
Dimock – Mrs. Tillie Tyler, of Elk Lake, will have charge of the boarding house at Louden Hill Farm after the 15thof the month. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Jenkins, who have been in charge for the past two or three years, are returning to their farm near Tunkhannock.
Rush – Miss Gladys E. Devine, of Laceyville, and Clifford Devine, of Rush, were quietly married at the home of the bride’s brother in Binghamton. The bride was attired in a gown of blue Canton crepe and wore a corsage bouquet of bridal roses. The ring service was used, and little Jane Devine, wearing a ruffled frock of lavender organdie, acted as ring bearer and carried the ring on a silver tray. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Devine. After a dinner party at the Hans Jones restaurant, the couple left for a brief wedding trip, after which they will be at home to their friends in Rush.
Friendsville – A large barn on the farm owned by Jesse Bolton, near Friendsville, was struck by lightning during the storm on Tuesday evening, Nov. 1st, and totally destroyed. One horse, a cow and a large quantity of hay, together with other provisions and a number of pieces of fine farm machinery were also burned. The loss is partly covered by insurance.
North Bridgewater – Murl Strang was in Binghamton and had an X-ray taken of his eye, which was injured by a piece of steel, which was found lodged in the orbit of the eye. It was thought best to let it remain, unless it becomes painful or effected the other eye.
Lymanville – Hallowe’en passed off very quietly. There were nine, dear, lively, fun-loving people, souls who took pity on the other people of the place, arrayed in fantastic costumes, carrying their music with them, they went out and called on their less ambitious neighbors. They certainly left a bright spot and a feeling of gratitude in the hearts of the people wherever they went. The people they honored with their presence only regretted that they were not prepared for unexpected company and did not even have a pan of apples to offer their lively guests.
Springville – Are you getting ready for the bazaar to be held in the Community building, afternoon and evening, on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st? Everything that’s salable, from fancy work to groceries and vegetables, will be on sale. This Community house belongs to the people of the township and everyone is urged to take an interest in the bazaar and help to cancel the debt. Do your bit by attending and donating something. Make a piece of fancy work or something useful; bake a nice cake or cookies; give a can of fruit, a chicken, or a bushel of potatoes. Something!
Herrick Twp. – Donald Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Carpenter, of Herrick Center, was instantly killed when he was run over by a train near his home. He was employed by the railroad companies to look after the freight deliveries at this place, there being no regular agent in charge. He had finished his duties for the day. A freight train moving south attracted his attention and he attempted to jump on. He succeeded in getting on the train, but when he went to get off he slipped and was dragged under the train. He had just passed his 16th birthday. He was a member of the Methodist church and will be missed in the Sunday school. Donald is survived by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Thompson – Despite the fact that the weather was unusually cold and rainy many grotesquely masked figures masqueraded in Keystone Hall at the social given there by the Senior Class of the Thompson High School. The aspect of the horribly robed figures was terrifying and made one think that all the terrible animals of the prehistoric ages were present. Sandwiches, pumpkin pie and coffee were served free at the booth; candy and gum were sold.
Brushville – Walter Pennay, of this place, is in the Packer hospital, at Sayre, a victim of a hunting accident. While hunting near the Susquehanna-Bradford County line, Thomas McManus shot a rabbit, and hit Pennay. The load of buckshot took effect in his body, making a serious wound. The shooting was purely accidental. Pennay will recover.
East Rush – The wood bee held at the church last Thursday, as one lady expressed it, “was just like Heaven,” for most of them there were women.
Hop Bottom – Elmer Brewer now conducts a bakery and lunch room at the foot of the bridge on the state road. Brewer’s Bakery turns out bread like Mother used to make.
Compiled By: Betty Smith