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September 15 1916/2016

North Harford – The Harford Fair was a good success, everybody seemed to have a fine time and the weather was very favorable. Mr. Steinke, the famous cartoonist, was among the crowd, as usual, and the pictures which appeared in the Scranton paper were indeed very amusing.

Thompson – Thompson Health Officer, A.H. Crosier, wishes to extend his thanks and appreciation to the people of Thompson borough who so readily and willingly responded to the order of the Health Board by removing all rubbish and filth from their premises and also in the observance of all other orders by the merchants and fruit dealers. [In response to the infantile paralysis scare]

Montrose – “The Woman’s Law,” to be presented at the C-Nic Theatre, gives the story of a dissolute New York millionaire, who forfeited his wife’s respect and affection by his notorious infidelities. There are many tense situations in the drama, which is given in five parts. ALSO Mrs. Eleanor Chase Lortz and husband, Karl Lortz, of Montana, and J.C. Miller, have been spending ten days in Montrose. They are members of the Wild West Entertainers, who appeared at the county fair with a number of trained horses and dogs. Their entertainments were edifying and pleasing to all and attracted large crowds.

Franklin Twp. – F.M. Wilson has a walking stick that he prizes very highly, one coming down to him through several members of his family. It was cut by his grand-father, 75 years ago, in Iowa, being a common water beech, but through the effect of a bitter sweet, which had snugly encircled it, it had grown into a very symmetrical, handsome shape, lending itself admirably to some skillful work in fashioning it into a most handsome walking stick. Mr. Wilson is a relative of A.B. Wilson, the man of world-wide fame as a sewing machine inventor and manufacturer.

Lynn – All roads lead to the County Fair at Montrose this week. The weather is all that could be asked for, but the dusty roads are something fierce.

West Lenox – On Friday evening several young people had a corn roast at the log cabin on the farm owned by Mason Tingley. The evening was spent in toasting marsh mellows, roasting corn, baking waffles and playing games. A fine time was enjoyed by all. Those present were: Mr. & Mrs. Mason Tingley and Mrs. Eddie Tingley, who acted as chaperones, Verna Tingley, Lillian Tingley, Gertrude Squires, Myra Empet, Frances Phillips, Gertrude Powers, Leda Adams, James Tingley, Guy Empet, Wendell Phillips, Amos Adams, Charles Powers, Edwin Raught, Glen Rhodes.

Middletown Center – One of the fastest ball games of the season was played on Haire’s park, Lawton, when Laurel Lake met the Middletown Center team and was defeated by a score of 11 to 3. The Laurel Lake team came over with the record of winning every game of the season, but went back with their colors down.

Forest City – Contractor Bloxam, of this place, has a force of men building a twelve room dwelling house for Mrs. Emily Miller, on her property in Herrick Center, where the store burned down a year ago.

East Rush – Clark James started for Iowa last Monday, where he intends entering a theological college.

Springville – Miss Jessie Pritchard, a former teacher in the Montrose High school, graduated Monday from Dr. Burns’ private hospital, in Scranton, as a professional nurse. The day following Miss Pritchard started for Detroit, Mich., in charge of a patient.

Hop Bottom – Several families have moved away from town, leaving additional houses for rent at present. The crying need of Foster [Hop Bottom] village is that some industry should move in and furnish employment in order that men with families may not feel obliged to desert their own home town for want of work. ALSO – Among the young people who will attend Mansfield Normal this fall are Lena Corson, Pauline Taylor, Paul Hettis, Clarence Phillips and Thomas Lynch.

Jackson – George V. Larrabee, Sept. 1st, completed 20 years of active service for the publishers of the Susquehanna Daily Transcript and Weekly Ledger. His first newspaper work was in 1880, when as a writer for the late B.F. Haines, of Honesdale, he furnished articles for the Wayne Independent.

Gibson – Harry VanGorder, of Susquehanna, bought out L.B. Wilder’s store and Mr. Wilder will run a store in Johnson City. ALSO Byron Tiffany has sold the creamery here to a firm in Scranton and Mr. Goldberg is now in charge, with James Evans, at his same old place in making butter and cheese.

Clifford – A large touring car containing S.C. Whittmore and four others, turned turtle on the road near the residence of Jos. Kirkley last Monday. One lady has a fractured leg as a result and all were more or less injured. Dr. Fike was called and responded promptly. The injured were carried to his home and all will probably be around soon except the victim of the broken limb. ALSO While coming down the hill near A.S. Colvin’s, Monday, a car bearing a New York license, suddenly made a dash for the stone wall and arrived there in due time. The car was run to the garage of Wallace McAlla where the damage was soon repaired.

Tunkhannock – The first horseless carriage, or automobile cab, passed through this place on July 11, 1899. It was owned by C.R. Woodin, of the firm of Woodin & Jackson, car builders at Berwick, Pa. The cab was built something like an overgrown buggy, a one cylinder engine being placed at the rear and connected with the axle by chain drive.  The wheels were as high as ordinary wagon wheels and the machine was steered by a rod which bent over toward the driver’s seat, terminating with a handle. The vehicle weighed 1,700 lbs., was capable of making ten to fifteen miles per hour on good country roads, and would travel 20 miles on a gallon of gasoline. The Woodin’s came from Clifton Springs, NY and took the train [to Berwick], leaving his young chauffeur to drive the machine home alone.

200 Years Ago from the Centinel, Montrose, PA, Sept. 16, 1816. Married – on the 15th inst. by David Post, Esq. Mr. Daniel Gregory to Mrs. Huldah Miller, both of this township [Bridgewater]. Take Notice – All persons indebted to the firm of HERRICK & FORDHAM, whose accounts have been over 90 days standing, must call and settle the same by the 15th of October next. ALL kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE will be taken in payment of debts if delivered by that time.  Public Sale – By virtue of the powers vested in us by the several acts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, relative to Domestic Attachment, will be exposed to sale at public vendue or outcry, at the house of Samuel Fessenden in Bridgewater on the 23d day of Sept. inst. at 2 o’clock P.M. the following property, to wit: one cow, three swine, one colt, one steer, & one heifer, together with a quantity of Hay and Grain, attached at the suit of Ebenezer Parker and Sarah Cook Administrators of Colwell Cook deceased vs. Ozem Cook. JONAH BREWSTER, JOSHUA W. RAYSFORD, Trustees.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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