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September 05 1919/2019

Thompson – The 20-Mule Borax Team passed through here Saturday. A large procession of Thompson people followed them the length of Main Street. ALSO The Thompson high school opened Tuesday, September 2nd, with Prof. Robert Sampson, principal; Miss Ruth Smith, assistant; Miss Myra Campbell, intermediate and Miss Nina Avery, primary teacher.

Simpson/Carbondale– Bert Gibson, who conducts a store at Simpson, sent a fourteen year old boy to the Miners and Mechanics bank at Carbondale, Tuesday, to deposit $235 in cash and two $50 Liberty bonds. On hearing that the boy had not appeared at the bank, Mr. Gibson notified the police. The boy was employed as an errand boy in Gibson’s store. All trains leaving Carbondale were watched, but no traces of the youngster could be found.

Herrick – Andrew Putnam Bunnell, a brother of Col. L. M. Bunnell, of Herrick township, passed away at the home of his brother-in-law, Daniel Burdick, of Buckingham township, Wayne county, three weeks ago. He was a native of Herrick township and about 70 years of age. He was a pioneer in Kansas where he resided for 30 years and later lived in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Susquehanna – All eyes went heavenward and sure enough, there in the azure dome above the Susquehanna hills, skimming along through space like a bird, came an aeroplane. When the birdmen gracefully sailed away toward Forest City, and failed to come back, it was remembered that a ball game had started. Pitcher Carrington wound up and the game was on, but alas for poor Susquehanna, the Astral bodies, baseballistically speaking, of every Hillite went winging off with the birdmen and didn’t return until the first inning was played. By that time Forest City had batted around a couple of times and had nine scores to its credit. But listen, here is how it happened. Just as the game started, the Italian bombing plane, known as the Caproni No. 22, hove in sight, and soon reached a point over Susquehanna. Every player on the Susquehanna team looked up and kept looking up at the highflyer. Dr. Knapp, Dr. Costello and Dr. Bell, of the Forest City team, advised their team mates not to look up and they looked down, keeping their eyes on the ground and the ball. While they were doing this their preacher pitcher, Rev. H. L. Renville, offered a silent prayer for victory, and—well the Susquehanna players kept looking up, and up at the airship. On the side of the airship was painted a goat. You may not know it, but “Caproni” is the Italian word for goat and that is the name of the big airship. The Susquehanna players kept looking at that goat in the air until they lost their own goat. To make a long story less painful, the Forest City fellows batted around thrice the first inning and made in the neighborhood of a dozen runs. All the while the Susquehanna players kept looking up, trying to get another glimpse of the goat. Yes, siree, that Forest City delegation made 18 runs in five innings when Umpire Convey mercifully called the game.

Montrose – To Pig Owners-So many complaints are coming to us in regard to the unsanitary condition of the pens that we may have to put up the bars again and put the pigs out of the borough. Now it’s up to you. Keep pens clean or out go the pigs. Montrose Board of Health. ALSO The Independent Republican, for years edited by the late James P. Taylor, has been purchased by Dr. E. R. Gardner, the transfer having been made last Friday. The announcement came as a genuine surprise, even to the employees, and editor, it is said. The real estate and accounts were included in the deal. The purchase price is said to have been $30,000.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – Prof. Wesley Gavitt, of Montrose, is giving lessons to quite a large class in this place on violin and mandolin.

Franklin Hill – Our pastor has to be away for some time, but he has others to take his place as follows: The first Sabbath, Sept. 7th, Rev. A. P. Sherwood; the 14th of September, Arthur Christner, of Binghamton. He is a converted Hindu, and will tell of his conversion to Christianity. It will be a Gospel feast that we will all enjoy.

Harford – Wonder how many family reunions have been fortunate enough to have a fish dinner this summer? Such was the case last Wednesday at the Osmun and Tingley gathering, held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Burdick. The fish consisted of 142 bullheads and eight eels, and were all caught by L. L. Burdick and his hired man at Middle Lake. About 60 people were present at this reunion some being from Binghamton, New Jersey and various places. They not only had fish for dinner, but chicken galore, and everything else that goes to make a sumptuous meal. ALSO School opened here today. Hallie Forsythe drives the school wagon from South Harford and he has a jolly looking load of boys and girls. So does Glenn Titus, from Sweet’s district, and Stanley Adams, from the Very district.

Brooklyn – Miss Alice Lee, a final examiner in the Foreign Patents office of the State Department of Washington, D.C., is spending her vacation with her relatives at Brooklyn.

Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – The Bagley and Lane reunion, which was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Jagger, was well attended, ninety-seven being present, seven different states being represented. The Fair Hill Ladies’ Aid furnished a splendid dinner, for which a vote of thanks was given them.

Dimock – At the annual meeting of the Dimock Camp Grounds, Sunday, August 24, eight hundred automobiles parked on the grounds and the most orderly gathering of people filled the entire encampment.

Choconut Valley – Nearly one hundred autos, bringing over three hundred Elks from Binghamton, were on the grounds of the Choconut Valley Inn one day last week, where they had a clam bake and dinner.

Marriage Licenses: John M. Williams and Lottie L. Button, both of Dimock; E. M. Gage and Estella M. Sauter, both of Bridgewater Twp.; Clyde Day and Metta Purdy, both of Hallstead; Fred L. Williams and Pearl U. Daniels, both of Gelatt; Wendell James Brown and Helen Louise Weir, both of Thompson; Alex Szaluga and Anna Brasso, both of Forest City; P.M. Benninger, Auburn and Alvira E. Herman, LeRaysville.

Forest City – The songfest, conducted by the Jugoslav Singing Society of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, in the High School auditorium Sunday afternoon and evening, was greatly enjoyed by the lovers of music in attendance. At both sessions the auditorium was packed, many attending from points along the valley as far as Wilkes-Barre. Singing societies from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Johnstown and New York City attended. They came and by their interpretation of songs of their native land, captivated their audiences. They came 100 strong and a jolly crowd they were. United choirs sang “Slovenia and Croatia.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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