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April 10 1896/1996

Birchardville - Charles Steiger and Ida Shelp (now his wife) drove over to M.J. Rhinevaulfs to stay the first night after being married, to avoid the celebration that he expected at home. But a few of the boys near this place called to see him in the night, and after hearing the horns, tin pans, etc., for a time, Charlie responded and the boys left, and all was well.

Little Meadows - Our local politicians are busy just now. Some trying to get to office, others trying to keep someone else from getting it. Will the time ever come when people will live up to the Golden Rule?

Ararat - Meadowlarks and robins made their appearance last week.

Forest City- The Prohibition County Convention and Reform Conference of Susquehanna County will be held at the Baptist church and National Conventions. A Dime Dinner will be served in the parlors of the church. Let all come prepared to give aid and encouragement to this glorious work of political and moral reform.

Union Dale - Rumor says that a young man has been prowling around nights and is about to capture one of our highly esteemed young ladies, and land her in a neat little cottage in a beautiful little town up the line. Our enterprising furniture dealer, D.S. Wademan has the necessary outfit. Telephone call 1070.

Forest Lake - L. Shelp sold two fine calves to P. Kane 144 and 150 pounds. J.T. Birdsall took them there for him. When they got to T. Kelly's Tom wanted them to hitch on their sleigh, but J.T. said if we can't get through with a wagon we will take them on our backs. They found the road very bad.

Herrick Centre - The M.E. Ladies' Aid held a sugar party and social at the parsonage on Tuesday evening, the 15th. Sufficient money was raised to finish paying the minister's salary. AND Misses Rose and Winnie Flynn, Laura Fletcher and Stewart Fletcher are attending the spring term at Pleasant Mount Academy.

Susquehanna - Homer E. Spencer has razed the old Decker meat market building on East Main St., to make room for the new steam gristmills. The old Whittaker building will also be torn down. AND The Erie is about to establish hospitals for sick and injured employees along the entire system, to be maintained by assessing the employees.

Lathrop - The grist and sawmills of James Mack, at Lakeside, were totally destroyed by fire early Sunday morning last. The grist department had been used up to three P.M. of the previous day, but the fire broke out in the sawmill. The property had twice changed hands of late, the last proprietor being Worden Rockwell. Loss about $1,500; no insurance.

Montrose - Martial music fits in nicely with a Presidential campaign, so we are glad to learn that a drum corps for Montrose is assured. The instruments, ordered through Agent H.A. Lyons, have just been received four snare drums, one bass, and six fifes. The P.O.S. of A. are getting up the organization, and full details will be completed at their meeting tonight.

Hallstead - The decorations on the ceilings of the Baptist church are very beautiful. The overhead work is nearly finished. AND Two men were killed by a DL&W train, three miles east of Hallstead, Monday Night. It was the old story they were walking on the track, and stepping out of the way of one train, were killed, were killed by a train coming in an opposite direction on the other track. Coroner Taylor was notified.

South Gibson  - Charles Gere, of North Pond farm, is getting about 100 eggs per day from his Plymouth Rock beauties. AND Nearly all the farmers round here are going into the turkey business this year.

Lindaville - Mrs. Susan VanAuken, familiarly known as Aunt Susan, one of the oldest residents of this place, died at the home other son Tracey VanAuken on Thursday, April 2nd, at the age of 81. She was born in Brooklyn and always lived adjoining the place where she was born.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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