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September 03 1920/2020

Susquehanna – A Chevrolet touring car, carrying seven people from Warsaw, NY, went over the embankment near the George Chamberlain place, at the western end of Susquehanna borough, Sunday morning, and for a time death stared the travelers in the face. The car, enroute from Scranton, was traveling toward Hallstead and skidded off the roadway and slid down the embankment. A small tree was struck and this snapped off. The car slid about 20 feet farther down the mountain side and struck another tree, which held the weight of the car and the occupants were able to get out. Minor injuries were sustained by some members of the party. Had the second tree failed to hold, the car and occupants would have went down at least 50 ft. further and death or serious injury would have been their fate. The owner of the car sold the machine where it rested to Lewis Rowe, of this place. The car was but little damaged. It was taken from the mountain side late Sunday afternoon. ALSO William Stack is closing out his stock of furniture, fire arms, stoves, musical instruments, etc., and in the near future will open a real estate office on the second floor of his building next to Michael O’Connor’s barber shop. Mr. Stack will deal in town and country properties.

Springville – The Springville high school opens Sept. 6th, with the following teachers: Principal, Stuart C. Button; assistant, Miss Margaret Sutton; Miss Lena Lyman, Miss Sheehan and Miss Decker, the two latter being new teachers coming from Mehoopany. The East Lynn pupils will be carried to the Springville high school this year, the Springville school being a second-class high school. ALSO Pauline Stark, who suffered a head injury last week and taken to a Wilkes-Barre hospital, has never regained consciousness but is still alive. Much sympathy is expressed to the family.

Montrose – B. W. Rifenbury, who has been taking the baths at Mt. Clemons, Mich., for the past two weeks, is expected home today. Mr. Rifenbury is a great sufferer from rheumatism, and so far has failed to obtain relief. A few months ago he had his teeth extracted, as recommended by a specialist, but no improvement has been noted. Mr. Rifenbury has many friends who sincerely hope his visit to Mt. Clemons may have beneficial effects. . ALSO“An Arizona Cowboy,” with Herbert K. Betts in the title role, will be produced at Village Hall, this evening. This is not a motion picture play, but a thrilling drama, with real, red-blooded men and women in it. Vaudeville specialties, singing, dancing, etc., will be introduced between acts.

New Milford – Mr. Lewis, of New Milford township, was fined $100 and costs by Justice of the Peace F. A. Davies, after pleading guilty to operating an automobile while intoxicated. Mr. Lewis also paid $10 for injury to N. L. Parks’ car, which he bumped, Saturday night. While this is a stiff sentence, an automobile in the hands of an intoxicated person is a fearful menace. We understand that Mr. Lewis had not tasted a drop of liquor in two years before his eventful trip.

Thompson – The high school will open Monday, Aug. 30, with Prof. R. S. Walter, principal; Miss Carolyn Nearing, assistant principal; Miss Myra Campbell, intermediate and Miss Nina Avery, primary teacher.

Harford – On Friday, Aug. 27, was farmers’ picnic and fish day at Newton Lake. The following from Harford attended: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitney and daughters, Florence and Ruth; Mr. and Mrs. Will Warren and children, Mr. and Mrs. Burr Wilder and children, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Harding and daughter, Evelyn; Mr. and Mrs. Park Harding, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Harding and daughter, Jessie; Clifton Chamberlain and Hallie Forsythe. A fine time is reported.

Gibson – The graded school will open here next Monday with Harry Pickering, of South Gibson, as principal, and Miss Hattie L. Baldwin, as teacher of the down stairs room.

Hop Bottom – E. M. Loomis has just completed a beautiful cottage at Loomis Lake, equipped with all the modern conveniences, including electric lights. The location commands a fine view of the lake and surrounding country. The farm upon which the cottage is located was at one time owned by Mr. Loomis’ grandfather.

Uniondale – Ex-Sheriff and Mrs. B. T. Reynolds went to Montrose on Tuesday for a few days’ stay in town. We are reliably informed that Mrs. Reynolds came expressly for the purpose of registering [to vote]. This speaks well for the interest which the ladies are taking in their newly acquired duty.

Nicholson - Fletcher G. Warner, Montrose, was a guest at the home of Editor and Mrs. H. T. Birchard, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Warner, who is 84 years of age, is an honored veteran of the Civil War with an active service record. He was wounded in the battle of Antietam. He has been connected with the Susquehanna County courts as court crier for thirty-two years.

Birchardville – Merchant D. Fred Birchard took his son, Dayton, to Montrose to enter the Montrose High school. Mr. Birchard graduated from the High school with the class of 1894, and he is desirous of having his son secure the same educational advantages. Dayton is boarding at the home of Lester Turrell, on South Main street, a former Birchardville citizen. [Dayton Birchard eventually became principal of Montrose High School].

Lawton, Rush Township – James Nichols tells us that he, when a boy of four years, arrived from England with his parents. Mr. Nichols enlisted as a boy of 16 and served nine months in the Union army, and later re-enlisted. He was with the 50thPennsylvania Infantry, of which J. I. Campman, of Montrose, was also a member. Both were in Capt. G. Z. Dimock’s company. ALSO The opening of the new Devine garage was a complete success, everyone enjoying themselves and a nice sum was realized for the cemetery fund.

Annual Encampment of Veterans: There was a good-sized attendance at the 52nd annual reunion of Civil War veterans held at the fair grounds, about 40 being registered. There were also some world war and Spanish war veterans present. Excellent addresses were made and a fine dinner served. C. S. Gates, of Gordon, Neb., who has been spending some weeks at his former home in this county, was among the attendees at the encampment of veterans. He told us that he had been west about 40 years and that few of those who now remained were old friends. The death of the late Marshall H. VanScoten removed the last comrade from his company, which was Co. H. 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and the two men had served through many trying campaigns. This leaves him as the sole survivor.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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