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November 21 1919

Forest City – John Acker [Archer], aged 70 years, familiarly known as “Old Soldier,” from the fact that he served for nearly 20 years in the British army, was killed at 6:30 o’clock on Saturday while lying on the street car tracks on Main street, a short distance above the Erie tracks. The man’s head, which was resting on the rail, was completely severed by the street car, as it sped along Main street toward the crossing. Although the aged man had been seen about town, no one saw him fall near the spot where the accident happened, neither had anyone seen him loiter about the place as if contemplating suicide. The unfortunate victim had been an inmate at the poor house at Herrick for the past several years.


Susquehanna – On Saturday next the Sayre high school foot ball team comes here for a return game of foot ball with the locals. Susquehanna lost to the Sayre team, at that town, on Nov. 4, but fully expect to win the coming game. ALSO The L.A.C. basket ball team played the Hallstead team at that place last Saturday night, but owing to the running (?) of the referee, who seemed determined Hallstead should win, whether entitled to or not, the Susquehanna players left the floor and returned home rather than submit or quarrel. ALSO Captain Augustus A. Kane, a member of Uncle Sam’s regular army for the past eight years, has resigned from the service and is at his home. He entered the army as a private and had made the rank of Lieutenant when the war broke out. He was then promoted to captain and did good work for the government in training men for overseas service. His work has been praised by American Commanders including General Pershing.


Montrose – Smith & Stone, jewelers, are nicely located in their new store, just above the Farmers National Bank on Public Avenue, and their place of business is one of the show places of Montrose. This is highly gratifying to Montrosers who take an interest in the town and Smith & Stone are to be commended for giving Montrose such a well-stocked and handsome jewelry store. One important branch of their business is the optical department in charge of Earl J. Smith. Commodious, handsome quarters are permitted by the new location, and this department, which has, in the past been phenomenally successful, will very likely even grow to larger proportions.


Clifford – Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Rivenburg left town Thursday for their winter home in Sea Breeze, Florida.


Brooklyn – The fourth annual Brooklyn High School fair will be held at the school building, November 21st. The program, consisting of songs, drills, prize essays and musical numbers, will begin promptly at one o’clock. Prizes will be given for the best exhibits of farm produce, school work, fancy work, baked stuff, candy, etc. ALSO Ira I. Johnson drove a new 1920 Maxwell home from Binghamton on Saturday night. ALSO The stork passed over our village recently and left a baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Cokely, and a boy at L. N. Hohn’s.


Auburn – Auburn High School Basket Ball team challenges any high school team in Susquehanna or Wyoming counties. The line-up of the high school team is: Guards, Irving Loomis and Richard Davis; center, Russell Lott; forwards, Joseph and John Winans.


New Milford – Ivan Shay and Walter Herbert left for Detroit, Michigan, where they have employment.


South Ararat – Uncle Isaac Rankin, of Carbondale, came up for a few days’ hunt and visited his nephew, H.M. Davis, here, and his niece, Mrs. Loren Stone, of Thompson, before returning home. Although he is nearly 80 years of age he enjoys going out with the younger ones for a day’s hunt.


Harford – It is a common thing these nights to see two or three lanterns shining out in the darkness, up on the hill, or along the creek, or most any where, and then after a while, we notice the air begins to small “fragrant” (?) and we know that the boys have got some “game.” Furs are very high and in great demand.


Hallstead – Before the largest crowd ever witnessing a basket ball game in Hallstead, the Hallstead team went down to defeat before the fast Meshoppen team, Saturday night, by the score of 42-40. Hallstead was leading 17-5 at the end of the first half, Meshoppen creeping up and tying the score. At the end of the second half the score stood 35-35. Each team was out to win the game in the second period, but the best they could do was two each. In the second extra period Meshoppen scored a field goal and a foul. O.L. Watkins starred for Hallstead with eight field goals and a foul, while Stevens, playing guard, was a close second, with four field goals and a foul. Harris was the star for Meshoppen, scoring 19 of their 42 points.


Little Meadows – Vaccination is the latest fad at present.


Hop Bottom – Ye Olden Party: A social representing “Ye Olden Times,” will be given in Loomis Hall on Nov. 25th. All guests are requested to attend in out of style costumes. There will be a program of illustrated songs, piano and violin music. A cafeteria lunch will be served by the ladies of the Universalist church. Prizes will be awarded the lady and gentleman appearing in the most antique costume.


Franklin Hill – John Randall and Miss Thelma McKinney were married at the M.E. parsonage, this place, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17th, by Rev. Page.


Thompson – Mr. Edison Williams, of Union, New York, a veteran of the Civil War, was a guest over Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Stone Upper Main Street. He also visited at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Lodema Lee, and called on his comrade in the war, Mr. Maynard Gates, of Main street. ALSO A.H. Crosier, Rev. M.C. Layton, Dr. W.W. McNamara and E.E. Gelatt are having their houses wired preparatory to installing electric lights.


Marriage Licenses: Austin J. Clifford, Susquehanna and Frances M. Clifford, Oakland Boro.; John Randall and Thelma E. McKinney, Franklin Twp.; Howard O. Dimmick, and Ana M. Larrabee, Binghamton, NY.


News Brief: The proposal to nominate a woman for Vice-President looks like a sly and insidious plot to keep the dear creatures in seclusion even after they have won the ballot. ALSO Nineteen states have ratified the suffrage amendment to the constitution. Seventeen more states are needed to pass the amendment, but unfortunately for the cause, the legislatures of only four states will convene unless special sessions are called, before 1921. These are the states of New Jersey, Maryland, Kentucky and Rhode Island. At present, in 29 of the states, women may vote for presidential electors. It will require a vigorous campaign to induce the calling of special sessions of non-acting legislatures. ALSO The feathered tribe are jubilant over the high prices in poultry this year, thinking thereby their necks may be saved this Thanksgiving.

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