June 04 (1920/2020)
Jackson – Memorial Day services were held throughout Susquehanna County. In the town of Jackson, at 10:30, the Grand Army of the Republic, the Patriotic Order, Sons of America and others assembled in the Jackson Cemetery where the graves of the Civil War veterans were decorated. From there the two orders marched to the Methodist Episcopal Church, where the Memorial Day speech was delivered. Commander of Myron French Post, C.D. Washburn, presided. The following old soldiers were present: H.M. Benson, W.W. Larrabee, E.O. Perry, C.D. Washburn, Fred Jeffers, Rufus Barnes, Smith French, Edson Williams and M.E. Gates. Mrs. Oscar Stone, Mrs. Fletcher Brown and Mrs. Melvin Larrabee, widows of Civil War soldiers were preset. The Methodist Ladies Aid Society served an excellent dinner in the church parlors after the service. In the evening the Jackson Epworth League provided a most excellent and enjoyable home talent entertainment in the Odd Fellows hall.
Susquehanna – The graduating class of the high school will take a trip to Washington this month, following commencement.
Montrose – A very fine electric piano, with flute and mandolin attachments, adorns the Burns’ pharmacy, which will be a source of much pleasure to Mr. Burns’ ice cream and soda water patrons. ALSO The Warner-Gardner Post, of the American Legion, was presented last week a stand of colors by Dr. E.R. Gardner and N.C. Warner, for whose sons the Post is named. It is a beautiful stand of colors of the most expensive type. It was carried for the first time in the Memorial Day parade, Monday, and last week was on display in the Farmers Bank window.
Bridgewater Twp. - Breese & Norris, the local Delco light dealers, have taken contracts for installing lighting systems on the farms of A.E. Robinson, Bridgewater, and Edward Arnold, Fairdale; also water systems on the farms of George D. Robinson, South Montrose, and Francis R. Cope, Dimock.
St. Josephs – Miss Nellie Kane, a trained nurse of Scranton, is visiting her parents, here.
New Milford – A. Kahn, of Scranton, has opened a new meat market in the Inderlied Block, in this place.
Dimock – More cars are now running on the State road than wagons. ALSO The Free library is now open all hours of the day, where you can get a good book and paper to read.
Brooklyn – Miss Frances Ely, who teaches in Long Island, spent a short vacation at the home of her parents, here, recently.
Ararat – M.E. Taft, who has spent the past year in Tennessee, has returned and purchased a farm, and is glad to get back to his own old Pennsylvania. ALSO A box social for the benefit of the Ararat Band was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Scott on Saturday evening and was largely attended. A fine display of lunch boxes evidenced the interest taken by the ladies to make the social a success. One of the Band boys, having the knack of a good auctioneer, soon gained the liberal bidding off boxes from the men folk—both young and old. Ice cream was sold also and the proceeds soon rounded up over one hundred dollars. Success to the band.
Binghamton/Heart Lake/Montrose – George N. Cobb, a native of Montrose, a son of Zipron Cobb, died at his home in Binghamton, May 28, 1920. Deceased, while at his cottage, the “Cobb-Webb,” at Heart Lake, about two weeks ago, suffered a severe heart attack from which he failed to recover. Mr. Cobb learned the photographic business in Montrose and was one of Binghamton’s leading photographers for many years, retiring from business about 30 years ago.
Middletown Twp. – Mr. and Mrs. Francis Coleman, who were wedded here, came to “The Evergreens” in Montrose, where a wedding breakfast was served by the Misses O’Neill. The bride was Miss Alice Golden. The happy young couple were en route to New York, where they are spending their honeymoon.
Little Meadows – Mrs. R.H. Hillis attended the wedding of her niece, Miss Lena Foley, in New York City, to Francis Mahoney, formerly of Little Meadows. The bride was a former secretary to McGraw, the great ball player.
Birchardville – Miss Chadijah Dayton, of Syracuse, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watson Dayton.
Harford – The Boy Scouts spent a delightful time at Blanding Lake on Saturday last with their scoutmaster. The boys waded, fished and had a general good time.
Rush – Miles LaRue fractured both bones in his arm cranking his father’s car. ALSO Those who attended the Decoration day exercises at Jersey Hill were: Asa Hickok, Silas Smith, Mrs. Etta Wilcox, Mrs. Martha Devine, Mrs. Susanna Harris and Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Edwards.
Fairdale – Quite a number from this place took in the circus at Binghamton on Friday last.
Lynn, Springville Twp. – The stereopticon views, lecture and ice cream social passed off very pleasantly last Saturday night. ALSO The people of this community turned out well on Thursday last and cleaned up the cemetery.
Thompson – Edwin E. Dow, formerly engaged as undertaker at this place for many years, passed away in Los Gatos, California on May 5, 1920. He left Thompson for California in 1876. He was born in Thompson in 1836, being in his 84th year at the time of death. He was married to Caroline Salsbury, at Mt. Pleasant, on May 11, 1856. He was a devoted member of the G.A.R., having served his country during the Civil War on a Mississippi gunboat. Mr. and Mrs. Dow lived in Texas and Nebraska before coming to Los Gatos. He was a locomotive engineer and conducted a blacksmith shop for many years. He was elected to the Assembly of California in 1891. Mr. Dow was a remarkable man, well preserved in body and mind with a jovial disposition which won the abiding friendship of all with whom he met.
Uniondale – George Bok backed off the siding near the Stillwater breaker. His machine started to buck and like a bucking mule could not be controlled. The occupants of the car escaped injury but the car was badly damaged. The ladies of the party were compelled to walk to their homes, a distance of several miles.
News Brief: The state constabulary will have a patrol of the newly organized motorcycle company on all the state highways. Speeding drivers will be surprised when they have a notice to appear before some justice to answer to a charge of reckless driving. The law calls for tail lights on all motor driven vehicles. This includes motorcycles. All trailers weighing 500 pounds or over must be registered and carry a license plate. Cars parked or standing at night must have tail light burning.
June 11 (1920/2020)
Forest City – John Garvey of Frankfort, NY, who came to visit his brother, M. J. Garvey, remembers Forest City as a wooded plot. He worked on the first freight train over the Jefferson branch. At that time Forest City was not known and he was surprised to find such a large and prosperous community. For the past 35 years Mr. Garvey has been superintendent of switches on the New York Central Railroad at Frankfort, NY and retired on June 1 of this year.
South Auburn – The Grange Auxiliary was very pleasantly entertained at the home of P. M. Benninger on Thursday. A bounteous dinner was served to nearly 70 guests and members of the order. The receipts were $6.75 and a fine lot of sewing was accomplished for the family. ALSO An ice cream social will be held in Grange hall on Friday evening. All are invited. Ladies to furnish cake.
Rushboro – Mildred Gardner, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Gardner, was killed Monday when a horse, which she had led into the stable kicked her, resulting in her death within 20 minutes. The child had been helping her father, and was preparing to fasten the animal in its stall when he kicked. Her funeral was held in the Jersey Hill church and interment was in Jersey Hill cemetery.
Highlands, New Milford Twp. – U.G. Brush has purchased a new Maxwell car of Lewis & Benson, of Susquehanna. ALSO In South New Milford, Norman Jones, W.G. Smith and C.C. Keeney, were consulting with the county commissioners regarding needed repairs to the main road in that vicinity. This road, which the state and township seems to disown and which gets only such improvement as local residents give it, is part of the old Cochecton-Great Bend turnpike. No road supervisors appear willing to accept its maintenance. We understand this will be taken into the county courts.
Thompson – Since March 1st, Mrs. Rachel Corey, the champion piecer and quilter, has just completed her 6th quilt, beautifully done and it would seem, an endless amount of work on them.
Kingsley – Henry Jeffers, manager of the famous Walker-Gordon farm at Plainsboro, NJ, has purchased an International Harvester tractor through the local dealer, P. W. Wright, which will be used on the Jeffers farm here. Lee Grinnell is manager of the Jeffers farm, and both he and Mr. Jeffers realize that the best way to get large acreages planted is to utilize power-driven machinery wherever possible.
North Bridgewater – J.W. Angle is one of the few remaining wagon makers and repairers in this vicinity, and efforts have been made to get him to move to Montrose and conduct the wagon shop formerly operated by the late S.A. Dawley. It is understood that a number of other towns are also offering him inducements to locate, competent men of his trade being difficult to secure and quite necessary when needed.
Dimock – A power-propelled hand-car, on which seven Lehigh Valley employees were riding, jumped the track near here on Tuesday, and all sustained injuries Earl Sloat was the most severely injured, having both legs broken, He was taken to Sayre hospital, accompanied by Dr. Gardner. Arthur Rice, son of William Rice, was also badly bruised and cut about the legs. All on the car were lacerated and bruised but suffered no broken bones. Others on the car were Earl Rice, John Ball, Van Ball, Mr. Dominick, William Rice and Frank Rafferty.
Brooklyn – Our health officer has quarantined several cases of whooping cough.
Gibson – The King’s Daughters class will hold a leap year social at the home of F.L. Shepardson on Friday night. The ladies are to wear bungalow aprons and the men are to wear overalls or old clothes. Anyone dressed up will be fined fifty cents. The ladies are to pay for the supper at two cents per inch for the number of inches around her young man’s head.
Montrose – Montrose and surrounding country are to have a genuine treat when Capt. W.A. Yackey will bring an airplane and give a very fine flying exhibition, including the various “thrillers” of which we read so much about. This will not be simply an air flight, but a diversified exhibition of the various hair-raising antics of the modern aircraft. The Cooperstown Air Service Station has agreed to send their crack team with the new passenger plane that made the record-breaking flight from Richmond, Va., to Scranton, in 4 hours and 12 minutes.
Harford – Commencement exercises were held Friday night and were largely attended. There were only three graduates—Misses Salome Booth, Margaret Craft and Olive Stonier. ALSO On Saturday Lee Grinnell’s team was evidently determined to run away. In the morning he drove his team, accompanied by his three little daughters, to the Wilmarth farm. Leaving them standing, he went into the barn, when they became frightened and started to run, throwing the little girls out and bruising then severely. The team was stopped before they had run far. In the afternoon they again got away from him and ran into a barb wire fence, cutting one of the horses.
Middletown – One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place Wednesday, June 2nd, when Miss Alice Golden, of Middletown, became the bride of Francis B. Coleman. The ceremony, which was held in St Patrick’s church, Middletown, was performed in a Nuptial High Mass by the young couple’s pastor, Rev. H. J. Ruddy. Maid of honor was Miss Anna O’Connell, of Middletown and the groomsman was James Purtell, of Friendsville.
Lynn, Springville Twp. – Mrs. W.A. Welch made a trip to Montrose last Monday on business pertaining to getting a pension for herself and little girl, as her late husband was a Civil War veteran.
South Ararat – Joseph Igar, of Carbondale, is building a cottage at Fiddle Lake, which he will occupy as soon as completed. We understand several new cottages are to be built this summer. ALSO Leon Stone is making repairs on his cottage at Fiddle Lake, which will add much to its appearance. Campers are soon expected to arrive and we understand it is rented until sometime in September. All seem to like the surroundings at Fiddle Lake.
Hop Bottom – Charles Conrad lost a valuable Jersey cow, being run over by the streetcar.
Gelatt – Dr. Cole is moving to Mrs. Lewis’ house. We are all glad it is only another house he is moving to instead of another town.
June 18 (1920/2020)
South Gibson – The Sons of Veterans camp at this place will celebrate the Fourth of July this year by unfurling to the public one of the largest and oldest flags in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This mammoth flag was first raised at Smiley Flats in 1866 and has an interesting history. It is a relic well worth going miles to see. ALSO The 19th annual reunion of the Manzer family will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pickering on June 22. Please attend with well-filled baskets.
County Roads – Travelers coming in from Wilkes-Barre and Scranton report the dirt roads in this county, in the Gibson and Jackson district, as being in excellent condition. Glad to hear it. But these travelers evidently did not pass over the “alleged” road between Harford and New Milford. Speaking of roads, the stretch between Clifford and Dundaff is as smooth as a floor and from Dundaff to Forest City even better—said to be the best dirt road in the county. The road from Gelatt and Thompson, Jackson and South Gibson, is said to be in extraordinarily fine shape, as is the Harford and Kingsley road.
Springville – Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Stang, of Centermoreland, were calling old friends here on June 7th. Mr. Stang was called here to officiate at the funeral of the late Wm. Burdick. Mr. Burdick was an old resident. He and his brother, Abraham, had lived alone many years after the death of their parents. The brother has the sympathy of all in his bereavement.
Montrose – Carpenters, employed by Whipple Brothers, of Laceyville, contractors, have started work on Mr. Welliver’s new theatre building, the C-Nic. ALSO The aeroplane demonstration advertised to be held here last Saturday was prevented by an accident to the machine on Friday evening. The aviator was returning with a passenger from a trip to Wilkes-Barre and made a forced landing near the country club. The machine was damaged to such an extent that it could not be repaired in time to come to Montrose on Saturday.
Forest City – Forest City has ordered an automobile fire truck, at a cost of $9,450. It will be of 75 horse power and equipped with a pump capable of throwing 300 gallons of water a minute. It will also have a chemical apparatus, ladders, hose and the usual other equipment.
Harford – The Sunbeam Circle gave a fine entertainment in the M. E. church, Friday evening. The play, “The Borrowed Baby,” was very amusing. The entire program was given by twelve little girls. ALSO State Senator E. E. Jones, of this place, has been elected a trustee of Pennsylvania State College. His selection was made at a meeting of the State agricultural societies at State College, as a representative of the farming interests.
New Milford – Berry pickers wanted at the Smith Berry Farm, on New Milford road, between Heart Lake and New Milford. Would board a number of reliable, steady pickers. R.L. Smith. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Vail, who were taking a wedding trip through New York State by motor, were unfortunate in being struck by a rapidly driven truck near Ithaca, both sustaining serious injuries. Mr. Vail has a broken knee-cap and Mrs. Vail (nee Elizabeth Grinnell), while suffering bruises, had no bones broken. She was able to return to New Milford on Sunday, but Mr. Vail is still in a hospital. It is believed he will be sufficiently recovered to return next Sunday. The rear wheel of the truck struck the front wheel of Mr. Vail’s car, throwing it against a telephone pole and wrecking it. That they were not killed, or more seriously injured, is considered miraculous. The driver of the truck assisted the injured young people.
Heart Lake – The Binghamton Dixie Jazz Orchestra will be at the Heart Lake Resort, Monday, July 5th. Dancing both afternoon and evening. AND Smith’s three piece orchestra will furnish music for the square dances. You all know them. Unexcelled in the county. At the Heart Lake celebration, July 5th.
Hallstead – William J Pike, who has been consul at St. Gall, Switzerland, since 1917, has lately been notified of his transferal to a new post which will be opened in Strassburg, France. He has also been promoted to the third grade in the consular service, which carries a salary of $5,000 a year. Mr. Pike will doubtless make a visit to his home here before taking up his new duties. He has been in the consular service for thirty-five years.
Ararat – Born to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Denney, on Sunday, May 30, 1920, a daughter—Reba May. ALSO Aleck Bryden, who enlisted in the Army three years ago and was stationed with a regiment guarding the Panama Canal, has been discharged from service and has returned home.
Thompson – Mrs. J. E. Blain has opened up an ice cream parlor at her rooms on East Jackson street, where she will serve to any and all, a variety of flavors in a neat, stylish and genteel manner, every day in the week but Mondays. She is desirous of your patronage and worthy of it. Call and be convinced of the excellent quality of her cream. ALSO Is there anyone in the United States that can give us any information as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Esther Pickering? If there is anyone that can tell us where she is or where she has been banished to by those who should be tenderly caring for her, they will confer a great favor upon her many friends in Thompson and adjoining towns by notifying them in this paper or addressing Box 125, Thompson, Pa. People in many places are inquiring about her and getting very determined to find out what has been done with her.
Uniondale – Henry Cross, of Carbondale, wishing to locate in a wide awake community, was here during the week to purchase a home, if possible. He looked at several properties and all looked good to him.
Senator Harding – Warren G. Harding, the Republican candidate for President is a direct descendant of early settlers in Wyoming county and has blood relations in Scranton and in Tunkhannock. He is related to F. E. Harding of Eatonville, near Tunkhannock and H. S. Harding, of Tunkhannock, is a cousin. Senator Harding’s ancestors were among the early settlers of the Wyoming valley and figured prominently in the stirring events of the early days.
Marriage Licenses: Walter Millard, Lawton and Dora Burchard, Rushville; Wm. Deloe Edwards and Georgianna Eaton, both of Susquehanna; Robert Kays and Vera Cole, both of Great Bend; Ray DeWitt Regan and Marian N. Curran, both of Susquehanna.
June 25 (1920/2020)
Ararat – One disappearance of a child which did not prove to be a kidnapping case is related as follows: ‘Missing from his home in Binghamton since May 29th, twelve year old Frank Ellis was found at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cheller, at Ararat. The boy was found by his two sisters, Teresa and Mary Ellis. They went from Binghamton to Scranton; the trail of the boy led to Starrucca and thence to Ararat, where he was found having the time of his life helping herd the cows, gather eggs and do the chores. He was delighted to see his sisters, but refused to return home with them. Too much fun here on the farm, he said. Every Saturday a boy from a neighboring farm plays with him and they have big times. The boy is to be allowed to remain at the Cheller home until fall. He had told the Cheller family he had permission to stay with them when he first arrived at the farm.”
Ogden, NY – Earl O. Nash and Miss Marian Jewett, both of Montrose, were united in marriage by Rev. L. D. Armlin, at Ogden, NY, Thursday, June 17, 1920. The bride is a daughter of Bailey Jewett, of East Bridgewater, and the groom a son of Mr. and M. W. W. Nash, of Montrose. They will reside in Binghamton where the groom has a responsible position with the New York Sales Co.
Jackson – Very properly adjusting himself to conditions made by the general use of the automobile and auto truck, W. E. Babcock has converted his wagon shop, which he has successfully conducted for a long time, into an auto repair shop and is meeting with much success, having specially fitted himself for this work. He is now putting in equipment for the charging and care of batteries. A garage at this point should prove a great convenience and should have a liberal patronage.
Montrose – In an article relating to the old Susquehanna County Jail, Henry Birchard relates a story about the site of the jail, before construction: “The present site of the jail, when the writer was a boy, was a big hole in the ground, resulting from stone quarrying. The boys used to consider it an ideal jumping off place in winter, after heavy snow falls. Starting from the north side, below the grounds of Samuel H. Sayre, they would plunge down into the hole, a depth of 30 to 40 feet. “Jo” Richards was the only boy in town who had the nerve to attempt the feat upon a sled, and he was looked upon as a hero by his companions.” ALSO Tom Moore in “Heartease” is playing at the C-Nic Theatre on Thursday, June 24. On Saturday, June 26, Norma Talmadge stars in “The Heart of Wetona.”
Middletown – J. F. Curley is one of the county’s large potato raisers. When asked if he would plant a large acreage this year, he replied that the shortage in farm help would naturally preclude a large potato crop. Mr. Curley suffers, like many others, from the inability to obtain farm help. ALSO Auburn defeated Middletown’s base ball team by a score of 16 to 4. Golden, Jones and Watson were the only ones to score for Middletown.
Baker’s Corners, Franklin Twp. – A party from Binghamton met with an automobile accident near Wm. Baldwin’s Sunday night, when the car turned turtle, throwing the occupants out. The ladies were seriously injured; the rest slightly injured, all being rendered unconscious for some time. They were carried to the home of Wm. Baldwin, where they were cared for until Dr. Preston arrived. At a later hour they were taken to Binghamton by Russell Sprout.
West Lenox – An excellent Children’s Day program was given at the church June 13. The little people did fine with songs and recitations. The pantomime of “Nearer Thy God to Thee” by Adalyn Brundage was fine; also the violin duet by Myra Empet and Howard Squires, also their violin music with the choir.
Susquehanna – Albert H. Falkenburg, vice-president of the First National Bank, was seriously stricken with paralysis while in a barber shop Saturday afternoon. His death occurred Wednesday.
Uniondale – On Wednesday, June 16th, a 3 p.m., Miss Ruth Lockwood and Daniel Howell, both of this place, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, on Darrow street. After a wedding diner they left for a trip to Niagara Falls.
Forest City – Several young lads were before Squire Decker Friday, charged with having broken into a railroad car on the O. & W. railroad and having taken therefrom goods valued at $10. They admitted their guilt. Each paid a fine of $2 and costs and also for the goods stolen. ALSO Lester Tonkin is nursing a broken thumb as a result of attempting to jump on a train. He wished to reach Forest City and that he might do so made two unsuccessful attempts to board a moving train. The third time he was thrown violently to the ground, and the train went on.
Clifford – Richard I. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Davis, lost an eye as the result of an accident that befell him one day last week. He was employed by the Erie Railroad company at Susquehanna. He sat down on the tracks of the above company when a torpedo exploded. A fragment struck him in the eye. He was removed to a hospital at Port Jervis and later taken to New York city where specialists removed the injured member. He was accompanied by his father and Dr. H. W. Trimmer, his father-in-law, of South Gibson. Richard went through the battles of the World War unscathed.
Women Enter Political Arena: For a generation or two “The woman in Politics” has been a subject for humorists and wits—and some who are neither humorists nor wits. Suffrage jokes have been wore more threadbare than the famous “mother-in-law” chestnuts. But as the time surely draws nearer when the women of Pennsylvania shall exercise their right of suffrage, the women of the state are organizing so that they may be ready to intelligently exercise their new rights The women of the Republican party—or rather the Republican women—of Susquehanna County, met at Colonial Hall, Montrose, Tuesday afternoon and effected a county organization. It was well attended, and –quite harmonious. It was also most enthusiastic. When nominations were asked for the name Sue M. Strous, of Montrose, the only woman lawyer in the county, was put forward and she was elected by acclamation. The remaining officers were elected in turn without opposition. To make a point, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world,” but the feminine hand can rock the nation to its foundations, and arouse it to its noblest purpose if it will.
July 02 (1920/2020)
Susquehanna – The bursting of the dam at Susquehanna put the Susquehanna County Light & Power Co.’s plant out of commission for about six hours. The dam was weakened during the winter by the large body of ice which had been forced against it, and it is the theory that the water was forced down under the foundations, undermining the mammoth wall. Recent rains swelled the river to large proportions and it could not withstand the strain of millions of gallons of water held in storage. Shortly after noon a section of the dam, about 50 ft. in width, gave way in the center and the water went out with a roar, a huge wave of water sweeping down the river. The electric light plant was immediately put out of repair. The towns of Susquehanna, Hallstead, Great Bend, New Milford and Montrose, all of which are dependent on the plant for light, and many manufacturing plants and industries for power, were rendered powerless and lightless. A reservoir at the plant was useless and another was constructed with all speed and as soon as possible seam gotten up under the boilers. Early in the evening power and light was restored to all concerned
South Montrose – One of the most severe and disastrous wind and electrical storms which has visited the county in many years, occurred Tuesday afternoon, affecting Forest Lake, Jessup, Bridgewater, Dimock and Springville townships, where trees were uprooted, silos blown down, buildings unroofed and other damage done. South Montrose seemed to be the worst affected. Jerome Smith’s barn had the roof blown off and damage to the house; silos on the Thomas Brown, Charles Newton and Myron Shannon farms were blown down. Lightning struck the barn on Jesse T. Smith’s farm, killing a fine pure-bred bull and setting set fire to straw. It is believed that the animal owed its death to the fact that a metal ring in its nose attracted the lightning. The Merchants and Commonwealth telephone lines suffered heavily and the Kingsley school house was struck by lightning.
Uniondale – The town will not celebrate the glorious Fourth this year. There will be social gatherings at the lake, and a number contemplate attending the picnic given by the Ararat band at Dunn’s pond.
Camp Susquehannock – The camp will open the baseball season at Athletic park, in Montrose, on Saturday, July 10th. J.C. Cox was at the camp on Monday where he dynamited a number of rocks which were undesirable spots in the tennis courts and baseball park.
Montrose – W.A. Welliver, proprietor of the C-Nic Theatre, has rented Colonial Hall for a year and will conduct it along its present lines. Mr. Welliver will rent it for dances, local entertainments, traveling shows and more. ALSO Max Noll, who has been a successful student of wireless telegraphy, has erected a radio station for the jewelry firm of Smith & Stone, by which they are able to get the correct Washington time at noon daily, also to receive weather reports. He shows considerable talent in this improved branch of telegraphy.
Heart Lake – Heart Lake will be electrically lighted for the celebration on July 5th with lights furnished by the Delco company, through its county agent, Ward Breese.
Forest Lake – The death of Jefferson Green (son of David and Phoebe Darrow Green) occurred at his home on June 29, 1920. The deceased was well-known throughout the county, his 88 years of life having been spent largely in this township. When a young man he joined the “forty-niners” in the gold rush to California, going “around the Horn” and experiencing many adventures by sea and in the mining camps. He was a man of large and powerful physique and until his later years retained a clear mind and enjoyed recounting the travels of his early days.
Scranton – Judge C.B. Witmer, in naturalization court last week, gave aliens who dodged military service during the war, because they were subjects of another country, something to think about. Among the many applications for final citizenship papers were 15 men whose records showed on investigation that they claimed exemption from service because of the fact that they were not citizens of the United States. Judge Witmer promptly denied them citizenship. All told during the week 272 aliens were admitted full citizenship of the United States. Among this number were 54 discharged service men.
Thompson – Miss Gladys Stone is acting as telephone girl at the Jackson exchange this week.
Forest City – The game between Endicott and the Independents attracted a large crowd Sunday afternoon. Wargo and Payne, former members of the Independents, were the battery for the visitors. Carey and Hobbs did the twirling for the locals and Hobbs and Slick did the receiving. In the first inning the visitors made three runs off errors by the 2nd baseman. In the 6th inning Slick took first on balls, stole second and made home on Moody’s hit. He was counted out for not touching the third sack. The locals put up a lively game but met defeat by a score of 8 to 6.
Silver Lake – Many friends will be pleased to hear of the marriage of Grace Elizabeth McEnaney, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McEnaney, of this place, to Thomas J. Conroy, of Binghamton, June 23, 1920. The bride was attired in a white georgette crepe gown and white picture hat to match. Vincent McEnaney, of Silver Lake, brother of the bride, was the groom’s attendant. They will reside in Binghamton.
Jackson – The Young People’s class of the M. E. church will hold a shadow social in the parlors of the church, the evening of July 8th. Ladies please come attired in gingham dresses. All gentlemen are asked to wear overalls, which of late have come greatly into vogue as a measure to reduce the high cost of clothing. A fine not exceeding a nickel will be levied those who appear on the occasion not dressed in the styles described. Cake, coffee, pickles, beans, sandwiches and cocoa will be served. ALSO In this place, 56 years ago, on July 4th, 1864, the ladies of Jackson held an ice cream and strawberry festival at the hotel, for the benefit of wounded [Civil War] soldiers.
Brooklyn – the Ladies Musical Club was most pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Florence Kent, aided by Mrs. Otto. A study of the composer, Brahms, was taken up, Miss Josephine Gere giving the sketch of his life. Mrs. A.W. Gere played a piano selection by the composer and Mrs. S. B. Stephens sang “The Little Bandman,” also by Brahms; Miss Luella Gere gave a humorous reading and delicious refreshments were served.
Auburn Twp. – Saint Bonaventure’s Catholic church and parish is located about half way between Auburn Center and Auburn Four Corners and its location has sometimes been indefinite. Father Burke, the pastor, has decided to call it Auburn Place in the future.
Gibson – Wedding bells have been joyously ringing. Miss Marjorie Hill and Claud Lewis, and Arbelle Lewis and Mr. Brown, of Heart Lake. May they have a long and happy life.
July 09 (1920/2020)
Dimock – During the thunder shower Saturday evening, lightning struck a wooden frame building used as a feed and implement repository located about an eighth of a mile south of the main buildings on Louden Hill Farm, owned by Percy Ballantine. The loss is estimated at from ten to fifteen thousand dollars. The building did not carry lightning rods.
Montrose – The “Fourth“ passed off uneventfully here. Scores went to Heart Lake, as usual, and many others went to Endicott, where horse racing was an attraction. The large crowd at Heart Lake was most orderly, the writer seeing no person during the day that had the appearance of even looking at that congenial old chap, John Barleycorn, who in the old days always got around at the 4th of July celebration. The boats, stands, dance, merry-go-round, etc., were liberally patronized, and all seemed to have a jolly good time. ALSO There have been a number of complaints the past few weeks in regard to the riding of bicycles on the side walks, which a borough ordinance forbids. It would be well that this law be enforced. It would also be well if all boys of the town had some form of warning on their wheels, as required, instead of riding up behind people and then whistling for them to get out of the way.
Susquehanna – Josephine, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. O’Brien, of Prospect street, died Tuesday morning from the result of burns received on Monday night when here clothes caught fire, in just what manner is not known, as the child had just left the house and was out on the sidewalk when her clothing became ignited. She ran screaming into the house. Her mother caught the little girl and rolled her in a rug, but when it was unrolled every stitch of clothing above her shoes was burned away. Dr. Denman was called and worked in vain to save her life, but death came as a release about 5 o’clock on Tuesday morning.
Road to Scranton – It is said that the best road for autoists, between Montrose and Scranton is via Watrous Corners and Newton Hill to Brooklyn, to Hop Bottom; and then swing off to Glenwood, meeting the state road, which is in splendid shape, proceeding via Pine Hill, Fleetville, Waverly and Clark’s Summit. The state road between Harford and Glenwood is in extra-ordinary good condition. [Time on your hands? Try this route.]
Silver Lake – Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Hawley are occupying their new home near Laurel Lake. All join in wishing them much success and happiness.
Gibson – Our boys played a game of base ball with Harford Monday afternoon and our “boys” are busy men and have little time to practice, and we do not feel badly if we were beaten for we had a good time just the same.
Hop Bottom – A reception was tendered to Roy Case and bride at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oney Case. Friends assembled, bringing useful and beautiful gifts as a token of esteem. The evening was spent with vocal and instrumental music and games. A beautiful kewpie bride and groom adorned the table which held the bride’s cake, and gifts of silver, cut glass, linen, wool blankets, pyrex ware and a bit of money and other gifts of value. Punch and dainty refreshments were served and all enjoyed the evening.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – George Birchard, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is spending a few days visiting old friends and neighbors. He has been in that state for 38 years and is engaged in contracting and building, having built a large number of elevators on the B. & M. line. ALSO Forest Lake is rapidly becoming one of the favorite summer resorts of this locality. Already twenty-two cottages are located around the lake and more in contemplation.
Jackson/Gibson – Mr. Leo B. Lamb, of Jackson, and Miss Marion R. Tiffany, were married by Rev. B.L. Lyon at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Emma Tiffany, in Gibson, June 30, 1920.
Lenox – the death of Albert V. Jerauld occurred on June 19, 1920. He was born June 30, 1844 and was a veteran of the Civil War in Co. F, 52nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was a commander of the G.A.R. Post at Glenwood. Interment was made in the family plot in the Shoemaker cemetery near Dalton.
Rush – Miss Isadore Sterling, an inmate of the Auburn and Rush poor asylum, fell recently and broke her hip. But little hopes are held for her recovery.
Friendsville – Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Lee are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a second son—Lewis John. ALSO Camp Choconut opened on July 1st with sixty boys enrolled. ALSO Mrs. R.P. Mulford has opened “Hackamore,” her country house near Lake Carmalt for the summer. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey Carmalt, of New York city, are spending the summer at their country home here.
Brooklyn – Miss Nellie Tiffany, of Scranton, who is spending some weeks at her former home here, was a caller in town. Miss Tiffany conducts the Gossard Corset Shop in Scranton, having been in successful business there for some years. Owing to close application to business, she has been obliged to take a needed rest.
Kingsley – William Smith was the victim of a serious accident recently. While driving his horse and wagon to Hopbottom the horse became unmanageable, throwing him out of the wagon upon some rocks. He sustained a compound fracture of the collar bone and other bruises. George Palmer, who was working on the road nearby, went to his assistance and calling [for] help removed him too his home, when Dr. Taylor was called. He is slowly recovering from his injuries.
Local Relic Adorns Harding’s Headquarters: “The first poster hung on the walls of the Harding headquarters was used in the John C. Fremont campaign of 1856, when the Republican party became a national factor. The poster hung in the window of the store owned by B.R. and J.D. Lyons, at Montrose, Pa. It was sent to Senator Harding by C.A. VanWormer, of Buffalo, whose wife was a Miss Lyons. The members of the mercantile firm referred to were better known locally as “Uncle Bennie” and “Uncle Jerry” Lyons. The store was burned some decades ago, and was located near where the C-Nic Theatre now stands.” New York World [The poster must have been returned to Mr. VanWormer when the office closed. Maria Lyons VanWormer donated it to our Historical Society ca. 1922 and it now hangs in the main staircase of the museum.