April 12 1895/1995
Hallstead – The tonsorial parlors opened by Geo. Wentzler, of Binghamton, in conjunction with a billiard parlor over the grocery store of Ackerly Bro.s’ Main street, are well patronized. AND Association Hall was uncomfortably crowded Saturday night, the event being the commencement of the High School. Everything passed in creditable manner and the prizes offered by Mr. W.J. Pike, of Hallstead Herald, in each class room were awarded – so also were those given by the individual teachers and principal, Prof. Chas. Moxley. Flowers in profusion, pretty girls and happy children, made an enjoyable occasion.
Harford – It fills one with a feeling of delight to go to the Soldiers’ Orphan school and take a trip through all its departments, and see the improvements that have been made by the manager, J.M. Clark. He has expended in new buildings and repairs since June 1st, 1893, $3,950. There are 202 children in attendance, and they each one have a bed of their own. They have new iron bedsteads, woven wire springs, and hair mattresses and pillows, new all wool blankets and bleached sheets. They also have fine reading rooms and receive 6 daily papers, all the County papers, and magazines of every kind. Mr. Clark spares no pains for their intellectual as well as bodily comfort. The band is being taugh every week by R.J. Bauer of Scranton.
Lindaville – J.M. Whitman is experimenting on a novel apparatus for hoisting water from wells. AND Those on the alert for Lindaville enterprise predict that a new store, here, would be likely to be a dry one. By all means let Lindaville have none but dry ones.
Hopbottom – Tuesday afternoon out town was visited by a heavy electric shower and the heavy snowbanks melted and helped to raise the streams to such an extent that the small streams overflowed their banks and bridges gave way. The water rushed through Main St., like a river, flooding cellars and tearing up the sidewalks and streets to the amount of hundreds of dollars worth of damages. The railroad company put their men to work Wednesday, and with the united efforts of citizens our streets will be all safe in a few days for the travelling public. Lenox township has heavy damages done by water.
Rush Centre – Hop ay Hibbard’s Hall April 19th. Good music; all are invited.
Montrose – Hot Waffles and Cream Chicken, with seasonable accompaniments, comprise the menu for the supper to be served at the Episcopal chapel next Wednesday evening. From 6 to 8 o’clock, by the Working Guild. Supper only 25 cents; ice cream, 10 cents extra. Your attendance and patronage is deserved. AND Found on South Main Street, a fancy glove buttoner, with chain and monogram attached. Owner may have same by calling at C.S. Brodhead’s Shoe store and describing properly.
Great Bend – A part of town boys ventured out on a cake of floating ice on the river a few days since, and the ice proving to be rotten, they came near receiving a ducking, if nothing worse.
Auburn – Purn Harris’ colt and cart all went off a high bridge and as usual came out without any harm, except two broken thills. That boy was not born to be killed by accident; had he been, we would have attended his funeral before this day.
Stevens Point – Calvin Terrell is some better at this writing. J.B. Stevens is no better. Mrs. Farnam is on the sick list.
Uniondale – One man ought to be able to drive one pig; but we saw 10 trying to drive one last week, and the men had to carry it.
Dimock – Glenn Bilings has taken unto himself a wife, and will commence house keeping in Charles Babcock’s house near the Camp ground.
Compiled By: Betty Smith