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April 30 1897/1997

Susquehanna – The 'Business Men's Carnival' under the auspices of Christ Episcopal Church, opened in Hog an Opera Housel last evening, with a large attendance. As an advertising scheme of an entertaining nature, it is a success; Warner's Orchestra furnished music for the occasion. The carnival will be repeated to night.

Montrose – Miss Blackman writes us, from Florida, that it is a mistake that "Montrose will soon pass her hundredth milestone as a borough" as was recently stated in this paper. Miss Blackman says that Montrose was not incorporated as a borough until March 29th, 1824, but that the first settler within its present limits [Capt. B. Hinds] came here in May, 1800, went back to Long Island the following fall and brought his family in 1801. Thus it wi11 be seen that we can not celebrate the centennial of the settlement of our village until four years hence.

Hallstead – A Hallstead man was arrested last week for wheeling a wheelbarrow on the sidewalk, but was allowed to go as it was his first offence. They're gettin' mighty strict over in Hallstead.

Forest City – T.C. Manzer has been appointed postmaster. Good for "Tru." AND T.J. Pentecost has purchased W.H. Bates' general mercantile business.

New Milford – There is general rejoicing among the people of New Milford over the fact that the DL&W carpenters have commenced the erection of a new and commodious depot to replace the old eyesore of a station, which has for years greeted the vision of tourists on alighting at New Milford. The new building will be modem in architecture and have all the latest and most approved conveniences.

Summersville – Mrs. W.H. Aldrich had a narrow escape the other day, while engaged in the spring housecleaning. In gathering together a lot of papers in a room, she was not aware that among them was a package of blasting powder and she put them alt in the stove to be consumed. Instantly there was an explosion and Mrs. Aldrich's dress was ignited, as was also the clothing of a child nearby and a tablecloth was partially burned up. The flames were with difficulty extinguished. The left side of Mrs. Aldrich's face was burned to a blister and her hair considerably singed, but aside from this she escaped injury.

Forest Lake Centre – The cold weather of the 20th and 21st carried us back 40 years, the snow then being so deep the 21sl of April, 1857, that the snow had to be shoveled on the roofs of some of the houses at Birchardville for fear of their breaking in.

Springville – C.A. Hungerford & Co.'s team was hauling egg crates from the Depot, Monday, and when coining down the hill the load capsized, carrying the driver, J.F. Johnson, forward under the wagon frightening the team, causing them to run. When trying to turn post office corner they nearly ran into S. Riley's store, both falling, when they struck M. Riley's fence at the hitching post. Neither horse was hurt, but the wagon ran over Johnson's body, bruising him quite badly so that he is unable to be around.

Lenox – A very pleasant affair look place at the home of Rev. Thomas Baker in West Lenox on the evening of April 14th, when Rev. Baker united in marriage his oldest daughter, Anna, to Frank Powers, son of Charles and Alice Powers of the same place. The bride was tastefully arrayed in a lavender colored dress, trimmed with silk, lace and ribbons. The groom wore the conventional black. About 40 guests were present, and after the usual congratulations all sat down to an elaborate menu. The presents were numerous and wisely chosen. The happy couple will commence housekeeping near their parents.

Great Bend – A select school at the Great Bend High School, of the regular session, will be conducted by Miss Wilmot and John Barry.

Auburn – Ed Fox is still adding to the beauty of his cozy little home by giving his picket fence three coals of paint. Girls, just give this a thought.

Little Meadows – A.D. Brown & Co. have had their express wagon recently remodeled and now presents a fine appearance. In Fact, Brown & Co. do things up in about the right style anyway. If you don't believe it just call at their store and see for yourself.

Union Dale – E. Mapes has purchased a fine horse of Mr. Man/or, of Forest City, a fast one, and he does not expect to take anybody's dust this summer.

Susquehanna County – We hope the following may become a law in this State. Gov. Griggs, of New Jersey, has signed the bill which imposes a penalty of $10 for tying horses or other animals to any shade, ornamental or fruit trees, which may have been set out by the owner adjoining any highway, or tie a horse or other animal within reach of said trees. Should the tree be killed the fine is to be $25.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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