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August 3 1894/1994

Lindaville - Little eight-year-old Vina Westbrook has the most beautiful flower garden of any one in this vicinity. It is the result of her own efforts. The bed of poppies, that adorns the hillside, does much credit to one of her age and is the admiration of all passers by.

Susquehanna - A terrible accident occurred in this place on Saturday evening last A street showman was giving an exhibition in front of the Brandt block on Main street, which drew quite a crowd. About 75 men, women and children were standing in front of the Tarbox building, where the old bridge used to be, when suddenly the sidewalk for a space of 25 or 30 feet, collapsed, and precipitating them 20 feet to Drinker creek below. A fearful scene followed. Meanings and cries turned the human heart sick. Immediately a crowd was on the scene to aid in the care of the injured. That no one was killed is somewhat miraculous. All the injured are improving.

New Milford - A large party of Binghamton people will occupy the Three Oaks cottage. Heart Lake, the next two weeks,

Jessup - Mr. Fortebaugh, of Cumberland County, agent for the Buckeye Reaper and Binder, has sold a machine to Watson Dayton and one to Jerome Kenney. AND Miss Mauie Cronk is visiting relatives in the valley of Wyoming, and we see by her interesting letters that while enjoying the company of friends, her mind is bent upon the historic events of the past Her visit to the ground of the Massacre, Forty Fort, Queen Esther Rock, little Francis Slocum with much pathos; Indian arrow heads, pottery, etc., and we anticipate a rare treat when she returns, in September, in listening to her vivid description of those interesting subjects.

Brooklyn - A reunion of the Brooklyn Band Boys of 20 years ago is being talked of. They possessed an enviable reputation as a band at that time, but it is to be feared that with the lapse of years, some of the "boys" who are now farmers, doctors or business men, even under the magnetic influence of Professor Cogswells baton and his Montrose Quickstep, would find it hard work to keep up the tempo. This band won 1st place in the band division at the Centennial Exposition 17761876 in Philadelphia.

Montrose - The interest in the national game seems to be greater here at present than before of many years. Accordingly a large crowd witnessed the game on Tuesday afternoon between the Montrose and LeRaysville clubs. The game was not a particularly brilliant one as the score, 17 to 14 in favor of the visiting club, will show, and was marked by many errors on both sides, especially on the pan of the Montrose boys, to whom we wish to give a word of advice, from a spectator’s standpoint. While the decisions of the umpire, in many instances, were very partial, yet the cause of defeat was in the Montrose boys themselves. In the first place, they lost their heads easily. It seemed absolutely impossible for some of them to keep cool, and in consequence they might better have been out of the game entirely. A cool head and good judgment are absolutely necessary for a successful ball player. Secondly, every member should keep his mouth shut and let the captain do the directing. Where there is a multitude of orders error is sure to be made, as was seen in the game on Tuesday. In this connection we wish to say that some means should be taken to stop the infernal racket made by the small boys (and some larger ones) who gather round near the home plate. The din was absolutely deafening and it was impossible to hear the decision of the umpire. Such rank discourtesy to a visiting club is a disgrace to the home club and the town they represent. ~~ Here are four points we wish to impress upon the minds of the Montrose High School club: ~~ 1. Keep cool and play your best ~~ 2. Keep your mouth shut ~~ 3. Abide by the decision of the umpire without remarks. ~~ 4. Experiment with your men until you get them placed to the best advantage.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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