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August 23 1895/1995

Hop Bottom- Lost, a gold medal in shape of star, Oriana Williams, Bucknell University Class 1893. One dollar reward.

Lindaville - A.L. Mack attended the embalming school, at Scranton, last week.

Birchardville - August 16, Birchardville vs. Middletown. Score: 16 & 59, favor of Birchardville. AND Jack Frost made his appearance on the morning of Aug. 22d, damaging gardens quite considerably.

Rush - W.H. Whitney, who has been engaged in the mercantile business at Silvara for the past five years, has closed up his business there, much to the regret of his old customers, and moved to Rush, where he is engaged in the same business. Our Rush friends will find Mr. Whitney a straight and honorable businessman, and we bespeak for him a large trade. "Braintrim Messenger."

Locust Hill - Wm. W. Roose and George Warner were the fortunate finders of two bee trees, near Whiskey Springs, from which they secured 68 pounds of honey. AND Mrs. E.R. Waterman and Mrs. H.H. Williams went to West Windsor on Tuesday to call on Mrs. Emarette Hogeboom, who is thought to be nearing "The Great Beyond." The business stand of the late D.B. Thatcher, including the blacksmith shop, has been sold to Earl Lewis, who will carry on blacksmithing here. The family part with this piece of property with regret; not on account of value so much as for associations. Amasa Chase built the store building. The basement was added afterwards, and became a shoe shop. Chandler Edwards occupied the upper story as a watch dealer. The firms have been Chase & Adams, 1853; Chase & Guile, 1856; Guile, Chase & Co., 1857; later. Chase & Thatcher. Mr. Thatcher purchased it in 1856. D.B. Thatcher carried on harness making here till July 1, '77: changing to mercantile business at that time. His eighteen years of constant attention to trade were closed in April last by his untimely death. AND Uncle Freeman Tingley, 84 years old. June 20th, is feeling better than last year. He is quite smart. Mrs. Tingley, 79 yrs of age, is remarkably vigorous. She spins, weaves and makes pants and dresses for the grandchildren.

New Milford - Mrs. Alexander Hannah took her first ride on the steam cars to Binghamton last Saturday, and until that day had never seen a street railway. This is something of a novelty in these days, and especially for a person past fifty years of age. AND The Harford base ball nine-played New Milford last Friday, on their grounds, score 11 to 21 in favor of New Milford. New Milford feels better.

Heart Lake - Landlord Crofut, of the Spring House, has recently secured a novelty for his guests in the shape of a bicycle boat in which excellent speed can be made on the lake. It has proved a great attraction and numerous guests take a spin daily on the water wheel.

Dundaff - A few years ago the Dundaff Presbyterian Church bell was put up in the Presbyterian Church at Uniondale. It has now been removed to the new Presbyterian church, in Forest City, where it was first used last Sunday.

Brooklyn - A bad hailstorm visited some parts of Brooklyn Township. Fields of Buckwheat and some of the gardens were badly cut up. In some instances the ice that drifted in piles against the buildings, remained from two to three hours. The windows on one side of D.C. Westbrook's house were riddled by the hailstones.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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