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September 22 1922/2022

Heart Lake – Delbert Lee, driver of a Spaulding Bakery Truck, had a miraculous escape Monday noon when the truck which he was driving was struck broadside by the milk train of the D. L. & W., at the Heart Lake crossing. Presuming the train was loading milk the driver started to cross the tracks when the motor truck was struck broadside and carried ahead of the locomotive down the tracks a hundred feet. When the locomotive came to a standstill Lee was still in the cab of the truck with the motor running. The train crew assisted him out of the truck. He received cuts and lacerations about the face from flying glass and one hip was somewhat injured. He was immediately taken to Montrose where Dr. W. W. Preston dressed the wounds. The Superintendent of the Spaulding Company was notified and soon arrived on the scene with a truck and pleasure car, making the balance of the delivery himself and sending Mr. Lee home in his private car.

Montrose – The County Fair, last week, was intensely satisfying to both the large number of visitors and those who had worked so hard to make it a success. The weather was simply ideal, both days, contributing very much to the pleasure of all. The prize of $5.00 offered by the Humane Society for the oldest horse in good condition, entered at the Fair, was won by A. L. Greene, of Tiffany, who has a horse nearly 32 years old. ALSO Be sure to save the night of Oct. 2nd for Douglas Fairbanks in “The Mollycoddle.” Three performances, 4, 7 and 9.

Bridgewater Twp. – Raymond Randall and Ralph Palmer experienced something Saturday afternoon which they do not wish to repeat. They were going to Montrose in Randall’s little, white car, when just past Mr. Ely’s greenhouse, Mr. Randall lost control of the car for a short distance. The car turned over endwise, throwing both men out, far beyond the machine, injuring both men badly, yet not seriously.

Dimock – Wallace Fish, aged 86 years, is feeling fine, his friends will be glad to know and has been able to dig all his own potatoes, which was no light job during the past few days.

Brandt – Edward Wardener is in the hospital at Oneonta in a serious condition as he result of injuries inflicted by an angry bull. Mr. Wardener is track foreman for the D. & H. and while eating his lunch on a grassy knoll overlooking the track where he had been at work, an angry bull attacked him and gored him in the thigh. Blood poisoning has developed and lockjaw is feared. He is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Brocker, of Brandt.

Ararat Twp. – The roads from here to Gelatt, which were made almost impassable from the big washout some time ago, are in fine condition now. Much credit is due Mr. Curtis and Mr. Belcher who, with their force of men, have worked so faithfully. ALSO George Carpenter, who lately lost two autos by fire, has bought a new one. George says he don’t seem to be able to get along without a car.

Clifford – Former County Commissioner, Thomas W. Atkinson was surprised at his home here by a number of friends and relatives in honor of his ninety-second birthday, which occurred Sept. 10th, 1922. He is enjoying good health.

Forest City – The funeral of Benjamin Maxey, one of the largest held in this vicinity for many years, was held from the Maxey homestead Sunday afternoon and there never has been so many prominent people at any funeral ever held here. People from all walks of life, state, county and mine officials from the anthracite region, bankers and miners, business and professional men from the Lackawanna Valley came to pay their final respects to one who in life had occupied positions of trust and honor in this community.

Thompson – A business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society will be held Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, at which time they will paint their tables. Each lady is requested to bring a brush. No refreshments will be served. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Borden, of South Thompson, and her aunt, Mrs. Jennie Clark, spent last week in Johnson City. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Borden, in company with Leon M. Borden (contractor) and his wife, motored to Syracuse and were in attendance at the fair on Wednesday. While there Thompson and Leon Borden took a spin over the city in an airplane. Thompson’s friends told him they were afraid that was the nearest to Heaven he would ever get, to which he responded by saying he was not sure how soon he might drop in an opposite direction. Rather serious matters to jest about.

Carbondale – Special for a few days only at the Carbondale Vulcanizing Works, 30 x 31 fabric, non-skid tires, at $8.50 each and 20% off on weed chains. Now is the time to buy.

The Old Doctor’s Birthday: Dr. Chas Decker’s birthday anniversary comes Sept. 23rd. A few friends are planning to extend some remembrances on that day,-- not only birthday cards, letters, etc., which are nice, but something in the way of more substantial tokens of friendship and good cheer, to one who during his long life attended the sick and suffering at all hours of the day or night, in all weather, and often where payment could not be expected: but he never side-stepped his professional duty for that reason, nor did he press for payment. And now in his old age, when in more or less need of assistance, his friends feel that there are many who would like to send him some remembrance for his birthday, if they but knew of it. --Therefore this public mention of it, for those who would like to assist in a small way in lightening the old doctor’s cares, and brightening his passing birthday occasion. (Dr. Charles Decker passed away at age 82, March 25, 1927, and is buried in the Montrose Cemetery).

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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