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August 25 1894/1994

Rush - Miss Ford, from LeRaysville, on her bicycle, was the guest of Mr. & Mrs. Bela Nurse, on Wednesday.

Harford - The Ladies of the M.E. Aid Society have secured the services of Miss Mollie T. Weston, B.E., of the National School of Elocution, Philadelphia, and W.T. Lee, PhD., of Wesleyan University, in an entertainment to be given in the Methodist Church, Tuesday evening, and August 28th. The program will be made up of choice numbers: solos, duets, and songs so popular in the college glee clubs. Mr. Lee holds a fine position as Professor of Sciences in the R.I. State College. His singing has been enthusiastically received in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other leading cities. A high class entertainment is expected. Admission: adults 20-cents; children under 12 years 10-cents.

North Jackson - The Lamb Hall reunion, held at the old homestead of Chauncey Lamb, deceased, and now occupied by F.J. Holmes, on Wednesday, Aug. 8th, was perhaps the largest family reunion ever held in Jackson. It is estimated that more than 400 were present.

Lawsville - Andy Cosgriff has a large, ugly dog for the store.

Franklin Forks - Two picnics at Salt Springs last Saturday. AND Blackberries are the only fruit that is at all plentiful about here, and there is so many of them that the home market is abundantly supplied and pickers are taking them to town to sell.

Mud Lake - Visited a Mr. George Hills, at Mud Lake, one day this week. I think never saw plum trees so laden with fruit as his.

Montrose - Smoke issuing from the barn of Miller S. Alien, Chenango Street, Saturday noon last, called forth an alarm of fire to which the department promptly responded. The flames were extinguished, however, before the boys reached the scene. The fire was started, we understand, by some boys in the barn learning to smoke.

Forest City- At the special election at Forest City last week, the project of bonding the borough to raise the sum $8000 to erect a borough building for council rooms lockup, etc, was defeated by a vote of 83 to 54. The Forest City correspondent of Scranton Tribune speaks thus of the result; "By the returns it seems that Forest City’s previous onward march of progress is retrograding. The money was absolutely needed to open up streets that are now nearly impassible, and to build a borough building containing a lockup, council rooms, and fire rooms and also to pay off the outstanding debts. But the no progressive earned the day and the teamster and pedestrian will have to content themselves by climbing over stumps and the stones."

Great Bend - Bro. Mores Great Bend Plaindealer [newspaper] is 21 years old.

Hallstead - Hallstead’s spiritedly newspaper, the Herald, is one year old, and seems to have made a place for itself in its locality.

Auburn - A new post office called Doolittle, has been established in the Southwestern corner of Auburn Township with A. Detrick as Postmaster.

Brackney - John Watson Brackney, the old tannery man, and after whom Brackney, in this county, was named, died in NY city, July 30th.

Friendsville - Con. McMahon has sold the Apalachin stage route to Geo. Whited, of Middletown. AND One of our young men drove fourteen miles on Wednesday to bring his best girl home to see his mother.

Fairdale - The young man who pulled up the flowers at Floral cottage on the night of August 25, or his best girl, in stooping over, lost a nice comb. The owner can have it by calling at the cottage. If the cottagers are not at home he will find the comb hanging on the screen door handle.

News Briefs: The first Saturday of September is Labor Day. Instead of the first Monday as formerly the same having been changed by the Legislature of 1893.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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