September 10 1920/2020
Montrose – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals has been organized and elected Dr. L. M. Thompson, President and Dr. A. B. Cole, Humane Officer. It will establish a shelter at Dr. Cole’s, 7 Cherry Street, where all unwanted animals can be taken. Though only a week old the Society has over fifty members. There are four classes of membership: life, sustaining, active and junior. ALSO Charles N. Warner, aged 81 years, died at his home on Cherry Street, Sept. 5, 1920. Mr. Warner graduated from West Point in 1862 and had a splendid military record and fought in many of the greatest battles of the Civil War, including the Virginia Peninsula campaign, the Battle of Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, the march to Falmouth, the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Warrenton, Va. For gallant services performed at the battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Several weeks after the surrender of the Confederate army, Lt. Warner was promoted to the rank of Captain and was sent on frontier duty in the Indian country. Later he was honorably discharged in 1871. He studied law and was admitted to the Susquehanna County bar in the fall of 1875. Fletcher G. Warner, a brother, is also a Civil War veteran. [For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862 by Brian R. McEnany and Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point by James S. Robbins have numerous mention of Charles N. Warner throughout their books.]
Rush – Fay Shaner, a Rush young man lies in a serious condition in the Packer hospital, Sayre, with a portion of his lower jaw torn away and badly bruised and otherwise injured as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday. He was driving a car down a steep hill accompanied by Haskell Devine and another young man named Manning, when Frank Bertholf, driving a team hauling a load of sand, came around a sharp curve. Young Shaner did not have time to steer out of his way and was obliged to run the car up the bank, applying the brakes at the same time. The car upset and all were thrown out, but Shaner was the only one seriously injured. Dr. H. M. Fry was called and attended the young man and advised his immediate removal to the hospital. It is believed that his chances are good for recovery. [Another newspaper reported that Devine was driving.]
Gibson – Two Gibson young men are being held in the county jail, charged with holding up Harry Golden, a Binghamton peddler, beating him into unconsciousness and relieving him of $1,100 in cash and checks and also a number of watches and a quantity of clothing. The holdup was staged Friday night near what is known as Kentuck Corners, a solitary spot between Harford and Gibson, the boys coming out of the bushes alongside the road with bandanna handkerchiefs over the lower parts of their faces to conceal their identity. They were both armed. The older one, aged 18 years, is said to have struck Golden over the head with the handle of his heavy knife and later used the butt of the revolver in beating him. While he lay unconscious they ransacked his person and wagon and took what booty they found. Included were a number of boxes of cuff links and collar buttons, hose supporters, etc. Of the amount in negotiable currency and checks taken there was $700 in cash and $400 in checks. The State constabulary, under Major Lynn Adams, who was visiting his father in Harford, called for more help at the barracks at Wyoming, PA and a search for the culprits was started early Saturday morning. Torn checks, notes and papers were found scattered along the road and in the fields leading to the culprit’s home in Gibson. The boys are reputed to be of the knife and gun-toting type, with outlaws as their heroes and the holdup appears evident to have been the work of perverted youthful minds. Unable to secure bail, they will remain in jail until the November term.
The Women’s Vote: The women of Susquehanna county have shown much interest in receiving the ballot, and while county figures are not available from the assessors’ returns at present, it would seem that the vote of the county will be nearly doubled. In Montrose 420 women enrolled; Susquehanna has a total enrollment of 535; Oakland borough shows 140 enrolled, with 19 in the township; Great Bend borough enrolled 104. Rush had 73 ladies registered. Politicians will now have to carry something else besides gum, as the ladies here neither chew nor smoke. Women to be eligible to vote must find the collector and pay their assessment, 20 cents, to the collector thirty days or more before election.
Uniondale – Schools here will not reopen for a couple of weeks on account of repairs being made on the school buildings. Additional windows are being put in to give the necessary lighting required by state laws.
Birchardville – To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Wilcox, of this place, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1920, twin sons. It has been suggested that they be named Harding and Collidge Wilcox.
Carbondale – William Chase is visiting at the home of his cousin, Postmaster O. W. Chase, in Montrose. Mr. Chase is a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted when a boy of 14, and saw considerable service.
Bridgewater Twp. – The large new house being built by Dr. Thompson, on the Lathrop farm, will be an imposing one, sitting as it does on the knoll across the lake from the Country Club, with a view of the lake and the club grounds in front, and from the rear a long stretch down the Snake Creek valley. Harry Melhuish and son, Hilbert, are the builders.
Susquehanna – All candidates for foot ball were requested to meet Tuesday of this week at Victory Park. Bruce Leslie, Dixie Walker and Father Boland are to act as instructors.
Harford – There will be a circus in town on Friday. Clarke’s trained animals. Come and see them. ALSO The women folks are all quite excited over being able to vote, but are worrying about the jury list.
Brooklyn – Mrs. Walter Adams, who will be remembered as Emily Ely, of this place, is teaching in the public schools at Kirkville, MO, where Mr. Adams is pursuing his studies in the American School of Osteopathy, and is very enthusiastic regarding his chosen profession.
Lenox – The Ladies’ Aid met at the parsonage last Friday to sew the new carpet for the church.
Compiled By: Betty Smith