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September 27 1918/2018

With Our Boys in the Field: The Titman brothers, of Springville, are in France—Harold, the older of the two has been through the fighting at Chateau-Thierry, being detailed in carrying supplies to the front lines by motor truck; Raymond, the younger, has just arrived. Gomer J. Pritchard of South Gibson, is a lieutenant of infantry in the Machine Gun Co., 4th regiment, New York Guard, now guarding New York city’s great aqueduct near Walden, NY; Amos A. Conrad, formerly of Glenwood, died from wounds received in action on July 19; Curtis Sharp, Kingsley, of the 09th Infantry, was injured while fighting on the Marne; Carl Huntley, of New Milford Twp., is in the second line trenches in France; Charles E. Daly, of Fairdale, arrived safe overseas; Sgt. Wm. Quinlivan, Forest Lake, of the 521st Engineers Corps., is now in France; Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Ferraro, of Forest City, were notified that their son, James Ferraro, had been wounded in France; another Forest City boy, Joseph Murin, was also wounded in France.

Hop Bottom – The Hop Bottom band took the trolley to Glenwood road and traveled up over the hills to serenade Sherwood Coil and wife last Saturday night.

Montrose – The five and ten-cent store, conducted by Mrs. James Langley, will hereafter be known as “The People’s Bazaar.” Since Mrs. Langley has assumed ownership many improvements have been made and she is offering a large and varied assortment of low-priced goods. ALSO Andre & Sweet are erecting a grain conveyor over Mill street, which will take the grain from the car on the D.L.&W. tracks to their mill, depositing it directly in huge bins in the upper stories. Electric power will be used, the hoist being an endless chain arrangement.

Brooklyn –W.C. Cox, while driving his automobile on the macadamized road just north of Brooklyn Center, met with an accident in which his car was badly wrecked, but in which he and the other occupant of the car, Joseph Piney, a stock buyer, fortunately escaped serious injury, tho’ the genial Montrose councilman is shy one perfectly good tooth, as a result of the experience. Mr. Cox was driving at a fast rate of speed and while passing another automobile his car skidded and struck a concrete guard-post. The car turned turtle, throwing the occupants clear.

Franklin Twp. – Mrs. Abbie Adams and Mrs. Sarah Wall went to their grandfather Adams’ grave last Sunday, which is in the Franklin cemetery. Mr. Adams was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.

Harford – “The frost is on the pumpkin.”

Forest City – The basketball team has organized for the 1918-19 season. The line-up includes the following: Owens and Podboy, forwards; Walker, Center; Heller and Bud, guards; Kilhullen and Cheevers, substitutes. Ziz Ruane will manage the team with Podboy as captain. Come on now, you fans and fannettes, give the boys a little support. ALSO Mrs. Anna Muzuchowski, the oldest resident of this vicinity, if not the county, passed away at the home of her son, Lawrence, of Hudson Street. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. Had she lived until the 10th of November she would have reached the century mark. Deceased was born in Poland and came to this country 27 years ago. She is survived by four children and 85 grand and great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from Sacred Heart Church and interment was made in St. Agnes cemetery.

Thompson – W.L. Simrell and family, of New York, are at their farm in Starrucca, having a bath room installed in their home.  E.A. Mead is doing the work.

Uniondale – Court has appointed W.T. Davies, of Forest City, as guardian of Clara, Orpha, Dorothy, Henry, Frank and Fred Lichtwark, orphans to the late Fred Lichtwark and wife. ALSO J.J. Rounds has been appointed general yardmaster for the Delaware and Hudson railroad company’s railroad yards at Albany and Troy.  It speaks well for his ability.

News Brief: In line with fuel conservation many church congregations are planning to conduct their services in smaller rooms during the cold season, in order to conserve coal. In some cases only a morning sermon and Sunday school are to be held on Sunday. It is pointed out that union services in country districts, entered into last winter, have proved beneficial in their effects in all instances. People became acquainted, religion was helped, not injured, the social life was promoted, and money was saved. ALSO The merchants, the National Chamber of Commerce and the National Government, have united to make the forthcoming Christmas unique. The Government insists that no presents--barring toys for children—be given, except useful ones. In an order just issued by the Council of National Defense, this request is emphasized very strongly. The merchants urge customers to do their shopping early and at the same time urge them to eliminate all buying of useless presents. It is proposed that no Christmas gifts shall be mailed or expressed after December 5th. The Council of National Defense expressly says that toys for children are not to be interfered with. All merchants have agreed not to increase their working hours, nor their force of working people during the Christmas season, which means that the public, in order to do their shopping with any degree of comfort, must begin early.

Psychology of War on Women’s Dress: With the coming of the war woman’s work has been made real. Women have found the waists that muss on the slightest provocation, like chiffon, and other materials designed for the drawing room, impractical for the real work they are now called upon to do. They have found that high heels advertise weakness, and those who are doing Uncle Sam’s work must think of their feet in terms of strong ankles and strong arches. They have discovered above all, that clothing reveals personality and that to gain personality they must consider their work, its ideals, and their own social responsibility. Forty-nine hairpins and a fluffy cascade of feminine adornment are becoming obsolete since Uncle Sam is accepting woman workers. Modesty in dress means the right attitude toward the dignity and worth of the human body, and respect for dignity does not go with a neck too exposed for business. Women are fast learning that if they desire equal pay for equal work the first emphasis must be placed on the work.

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Gazette, September 26, 1818.

*WILKES-BARRE BRIDGE. We have observed with much pleasure the progress of this excellent structure. The severe ice freshet in the spring cut down the piers, which had not been completed the preceding season, owing to the frequent occurrence of high water; --and in consequence of that circumstance, the work has been greatly delayed the present season.—The low water, which has for some time prevailed, has been extremely favorable to the work;--and it now progresses as rapidly as the nature of the work will allow.—Two arches are raised and the raising of the others is fast progressing.

*Dissolution of Partnership. The Partnership heretofore existing between Sayre & Mulford is this day mutually dissolved. All persons having unsettled accounts with the firm of Sayre & Mulford are requested to call and settle with delay. Benjamin Sayre, Silvanus S. Mulford. Montrose, Sept. 25, 1818.

*SCHOOL. The subscriber proposes to open a school in the Village of Montrose on Monday next, where she will teach Reading, Writing, English Grammar, Geography, Rhetorick, [Rhetoric], Composition, Drawing, Painting &c. &c.—Terms of admission can be known by calling at the house of Benj. Sayre.  MARY T. CHAPMAN.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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