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September 14 1923/2023

Hop Bottom – Aleck T. Hortman, of Hop Bottom, was very badly injured in an automobile collision, on the Lackawanna Trail, when a car which he was driving was hit by an alleged “booze car” coming from the direction of Scranton. The car was followed by a second car which plowed into the two entangled machines, and this car also had beer of alleged illegal alcoholic content on board. The drivers were arrested and brought to Montrose, together with two other truck drivers who were passing through in the night with a truck load of alleged spirituous liquors, and all were admitted to bail to answer the charge. The accident occurred on a curve near the residence of Justice Myron Tiffany. Mr. Hortman was driving a Dodge touring car accompanied by George Janaushek, the Misses Yaglee and Doris Williams, all Hop Bottom young people. Mr. Hortman was the only one seriously injured, a piece of glass from the windshield cutting a deep gash to the neck which bled profusely, and but for the prompt service of Dr. A. J. Taylor, he would have bled to death. It is also feared he might have a concussion and fracture of the jaw. The young man was taken to the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton and is improving. While a large percentage of the male population of the town--largely armed—were surrounding the wrecked cars a Reo Speedwagon, also heavily loaded with bottled goods, drove up. The driver appeared anxious to pass and his anxiety brought on an investigation. He and another were detained until the Sheriff arrived and all were handcuffed and taken to the county jail.

Ararat – The “Cheerful Workers” have each been earning a dollar, and are to bring this money to a meeting Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Harris, each with a verse or poem telling how the dollar was earned. Many friends are helping this fund along and any one interested may bring a dollar to the meeting even without the poem. This money is to help defray the expenses of the two little boys, in India, who are being educated by this society.

Little Meadows – Wm. McCormick, wife and sons, Clifton and Harold, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, are spending some time with relatives and friends at this place.

Montrose – Football will play an important part in the school’s athletic program as ever. The practices already show a lot of pep and fine spirit. Mr. Leboff, the coach, is preparing his team for a winning season. Plans for the organization of an athletic association in the High School are already under way. The student body promises a fine support of the team. Already they have contributed $36.50 toward the beginning of a fund. ALSO Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Anna C. Warriner, daughter of Mrs. Edward A. Warriner, to Mr. Marshall Gutherz, of Allentown. Mr. Gutherz is a brother of Mrs. Ruel Warriner, of Essex Falls, N. J.

Harford – A feature of the upcoming Harford Fair is a 4,000 ft. parachute jump, from an airship, by Miss Clara LaBelle, on Wednesday.

Fair Hill – The descendants of Daniel and Phoebe Darrow Green held their reunion at the Ladies’ Aid Hall, here. Fifty persons were present—some from Campville, Vestal, Union, and Binghamton.

Forest City – The Clifford Coal company is removing the machinery from its Stillwater breaker and removing same to Avoca. The building will remain. It is the purpose of the company to continue mining but instead of converting the product at Stillwater all coal will be shipped to Avoca to be prepared. This step is made necessary on account of the water incidental to the preparation of coal. The water found its way to the river and complaint being made by the water company that the coal company was polluting the stream, it was necessary to discontinue the preparation of coal for market at the breaker. ALSO The Oldsmobile car is now on display at J. C. Murray garage and blacksmith shop. This car will make Dundaff street hill in high with five people in the car.

Springville – Mrs. Nina Mitchell and son, Floyd, left Monday for State College for another year. [It was not uncommon for a mother to rent a room or apartment to be with their child during their college stay.]

Brooklyn – Miss Luella Gere has gone to Forty Fort where she has a position as a teacher in the school and Miss Helen Gere is teaching the intermediate grades in the Dimock vocational school.

Lawton, Rush Twp. – The following teachers opened the fall term of school on Sept, 4th: Miss Helen Grey, at Logan Hill; Miss Ruth Haney at the Shadduck school and Ward Owen at East Rush.

Susquehanna – Grace Shanley, aged 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shanley, Susquehanna, was fatally injured in an automobile accident at a D. & H. railroad crossing in Windsor, NY, Sunday evening. She died shortly after being admitted to the Barnes Hospital, Susquehanna, where she was rushed by means of a locomotive attached to a caboose. Seven young people were in the car which was wrecked: Clarence Gaul, Mary and Lena Orapello, Helen ?, Benj. Lavinsky, Marvin Foley and Miss Shanley. Clarence Gaul, the driver, saw the train when it was too late to avoid crashing into it, being unable to turn the car aside. Miss Shanley’s chest and one limb were badly crushed. Miss Burns received a broke nose. It is believed Miss Shanley would have escaped death, but she jumped from her seat beside the driver to the running board of the car and was crushed against the moving train.

St. Josephs – Miss Kate Carney and Mr. and Mrs. John Winters, of Binghamton, are spending their vacation at their camp here. Camp Carney has become quite famous during the past season, having had about 85 guests from various parts of the United States.

Franklin Forks – The Webster reunion will be held at the home of W. L. Bailey, Saturday, Sept. 15.

Dundaff – Mr. and Mrs. O. Burnside had a public sale of their household goods. They will move to Buffalo, NY, where he has obtained employment.

Thompson – Miss Beva Hubbard left for Nyack, NY, to be enrolled as a student in the Missionary Training Institute. ALSO Mrs. S. R. Wall has accepted a position as clerk in the Ready-Pay store.

Elk Lake – The fourth annual reunion of the Arnold family was held in the Grange hall, Sept 2nd, and was attended by members and friends from New York City, Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, Binghamton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Montrose, Meshoppen, Williamsport and Pittsburgh.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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