November 26 1920/2020
Franklin Forks – A. E. Stockholm passed quietly from this life Nov. 20, 1920, at the age of 83 years, at his home. Mr. Stockholm was a Civil War veteran and his death leaves but three members of his Post at Franklin Forks. His brother, George Stockholm, read the G. A. R. service at his late home, and later at the Methodist Church at this place.
Montrose – D. J. Donovan’s new restaurant has been named “The Ever-Best Quick Lunch and Dining Room.” It will be up to the last minute in appointments, and will be one of Montrose’s show places. ALSO Mrs. Miriam Evans celebrated her 97th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Hollister, and granddaughter, Mrs. J. G. McGeorge, on Public Avenue on Tuesday. Mrs. Evans is enjoying fairly good health for one of her years, her faculties are keen and alert. ALSO The people of Montrose and other sections of the county will be interested to know that the photographic studio in the Read block has been re-opened. This studio has a long and enviable reputation for fine photography. The new proprietor, E. W. Kempsell, comes to Montrose extraordinarily well recommended, having been connected with the best photographic studios in Scranton. By good work and careful attention to business, Mr. Kempsell hopes to develop a large business in all the branches of modern photography.
South Harford – We have something to brag about again—a real, live panther. Several have heard it, and dame rumor saw it with a skunk in its mouth. If it is hungry enough to eat a skunk, we wonder what it would do to a man or woman.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – The Taylor Hollow school opened on Monday of this week, after being closed for a week on account of chicken pox.
South Gibson – Armistice Day was observed by the members of the G. A. R. and Sons of Veterans, in the Sons of Veterans’ Hall, on Nov. 11th.
Bennett’s Corners – Irving Loomis took the basketball team of Auburn Center to Stella recently, to show them a good game.
Brookdale – Miss Nellie Dolan is nursing in the Moore-Overton hospital, at Binghamton.
Hop Bottom – Saturday night was a “red letter day” for the members of the M. E. church, at which time the members, with their friends, gathered to celebrate the clearing of the indebtedness of the church. A history of the church up to the present time was given by H. G. Wright, then came the burning of the note which meant so much to all.
Lawton – A number of children are suffering with whooping cough.
Herrick Center – The stereopticon lantern ordered by the M. E. Sunday school has arrived and was initiated by Rev. T. J. Vaughn on Friday evening. The people in attendance at the bazaar were invited upstairs to the auditorium to listen to an illustrated lecture on a group of islands belonging to Japan. The machine is run by an acetylene light and seems to be very satisfactory. It is expected that it will prove a source of pleasure and profit to the young people of the community during the winter months.
Jackson – Hark! What is that that Howls? Can it be owls? Oh, no, they would be in trees not driving along the road at 3 a.m.
Heart Lake – The Ladies’ Aid of the Heart Lake M. E. church will give an entertainment, “The Old-Fashioned Photograph Album,” at the church on Friday evening, Dec. 10th. Also, at this time, all ladies having earned a dollar will tell how they earned it. The Male quartet from Montrose will be present to help the good work along.
Dundaff – Miss Laura Wells, a teacher in the Dundaff public school, and daughter of L. J. Wells, of that place, died Monday evening following an illness of a few days. Her death comes as a shock to her many friends. Deceased was 19 years of age and a life-long resident of Dundaff. She was a graduate of the Mansfield State Normal school, class of 1918. She was a young woman of sterling character and esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She is survived by her father, two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Race, of Crystal Lake, and Miss Louisa Wells, a student at the Mansfield Normal School.
Ararat – W. A. Silver, truant officer of Ararat township, brought two parents and their children before Justice C. M. Lewis, at Thompson, this week, charging them with having failed to have their children in school as required by the compulsory school law. After hearing the evidence, the justice imposed fines and costs amounting to $10 in each case.
Springville – The special Saturday sales which are being held by W. W Reynolds and Lee Bros.,’ in Springville, are attracting much attention and big crowds. Last Saturday the town was thronged with people from miles around. This week Lee Bros. are advertising sugar at 9½ cents per pound for Saturday, and flour at $2.98 a sack, with general reductions on other goods. The business rivalry between the two stores is being appreciated by the buying public.
Uniondale – Col. F. J. Osgood, of the Northeastern Pennsylvania telephone company, was here to view the wreckage caused by the ice storm on the night of Nov. 16. He is pushing the work of reconstruction as fast as possible and says that with all possible loyalty the farmers are volunteering their services, gratis to the company, in the work of repairing the lines. Everything is quiet here on the telephone line and a cynical old bachelor says we will have to fall back on asking a woman for the news.
Compiled By: Betty Smith