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November 30 1923/2023

Forest City – Thomas Mead, a well known and most highly respected resident, passed to the great Beyond following an illness from miners’ asthma. Deceased was born in Brotton, England, sixty-two years ago. On August 30, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Cox, of Brotton. Thirty-three years ago they came to America and settled in Forest City. His life was marked by the strictest honesty, integrity and goodness of heart, revealed in word and action. He was a kind husband, an indulgent father and a true friend. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved in their hour of sorrow.

Susquehanna – An automobile-factory is to be established here in the vacant Blue Ridge plant. That Chamber of Commerce has been successful in inducing an automobile manufacturing company to establish a branch factory in that place, the name of the company is being temporarily withheld, but that it will begin preparations to operate after the first of the year. Large shipments of new machinery are en route to the plant and a force of mechanics has arrived to install it. Only the Oakland section of the big plant will be utilized at the beginning but it is said that additional units will be added as production warrants.

Auburn Twp. – The marriage of Miss Pauline E. Gay, daughter of Fred Gay, of Bunnell Hill, and Arthur L. Magee, of West Auburn, took place at Mehoopany on Nov 21st, 1923. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Harry Savercool, at the M. E. parsonage.

Thompson – Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Wall have installed a radio in their home.

Great Bend – We are in receipt of a neatly printed pamphlet, containing an interesting article entitled “How To Buy for a Drug Store,” written by Frederick T. Roosa, president of the Mutual Drug Company, with headquarters at Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Roosa was formerly a Great Bend businessman, and for several years conducted the department store now owned by Charles E. Williams. Mr. Roosa went to Cleveland several years ago and organized the Mutual Drug Co.

Hop Bottom – E. D. Snyder, of this place, advertises a cure for dizziness. He is an agent for a remedy that will cure the worst case of dizziness. A four months’ treatment for $1.00—with a registered guarantee, money back, if not benefited. If you send me a dollar I will send you the remedy.

Montrose – The King’s Daughters society is making arrangements to hold the annual Christmas tree exercises on Christmas night, commencing at 5:30. It will be held in front of the court house, in all probability, as it was last year. The society is having some difficulty in finding a suitable tree for the purpose. If anyone can donate a tree it will be greatly appreciated. Kindly communicate with the president, Miss Fannie L. Bunnell. ALSO Attorney Philip T. Lonergan was in Scranton yesterday, taking the preliminary steps to institute a contest in the Holleran-Murphy election result. Mr. Lonergan believes, from an examination of several ballot boxes already opened by direction of the court, that sufficient votes will be discovered, which should have been counted for Mr. Murphy, to elect him over Holleran as Democratic county commissioner. Holleran’s majority as officially returned was 84.

Dimock – The K. K. K.’s work was again noted here Thursday night at 9:30. The blazing crosses were distinctly seen by a majority of town people and next day the burned cinders were found on the ground. The fires are not more than one-fourth mile from the Dimock hotel—just north of the hamlet. Those living near the fires have seen several figures dressed in the Klan robes and moving around that vicinity.

Rush – Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Smith passed away at her home on Monday, Nov. 19, 1923, after an illness of acute heart attack and pneumonia. She was the youngest child of John and Sarah Sprague Kunkel, born April 29, 1860, at East Rush. In early womanhood she taught two terms in the public schools; the first, a summer school at Auburn Center, at the age of 16, and the following summer the Logan school in Rush township. Her teaching experience was immediately followed by an apprenticeship with Miss Betsy Ann Shelp, of Montrose, where she learned the millinery trade, which was followed nearly all of her subsequent life. Mrs. Smith first established a millinery store at Auburn Center. In 1881, she, with her mother, removed to Rush where another store was permanently located. Miss Kunkel was married to Silas H. Smith, of Rush, Dec. 1, 1883. The remains of our late beloved friend and relative lie in the same room in which she was married, and in this same room her mother died and her two sons were born, and finally she herself passed from this life within the same room made sacred by memories.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – W. P. Sheldon has closed his farm home here and moved his family to Springville, where he is engaged in teaching. We understand Mr. Sheldon will return after his school closes.

Harford – The trustees of the Congregational Church would like to express appreciation of the splendid response by the men of the community in the recent repairs of the church sheds They feel specially grateful that men not identified with the church should give freely of their time to this work of improving the church property.

North Jackson – A dish of rubber cement upon a stove recently exploded at the home of William Roskelly. The room was soon filled with flame and smoke, but Mr. Roskelly seized a rug, threw it over the flaming pan and succeeded in throwing it from the house. In so doing his hands and arms were badly burned. ALSO A good purpose was made by the removal of stone walls and rocks from the farm of Ed DeWitt. They were used in the fills at the concrete bridge spanning Drinker creek.

Vicinity of Uniondale – It is reported that John J. Paye lost turkeys and chickens, valued at over $500, Tuesday night. He had 40 turkeys and had sold one for $15--the rest were taken in addition to a large number of chickens. A clean swoop was made. A gang has been operating in that vicinity with decided success, Mr. Paye being not the only loser.

News Brief: Monday morning tops of freight cars moving south on the Erie were covered with snow do a depth of nearly a foot. A heavy fall of snow on Saturday is reported from Albany.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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