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August 31 1894/1994

Middletown - Friendsville could brag about a fellow driving 14 miles to bring his best girl home to see his mother the 15th, but Middletown can brag about a girl walking almost half the distance to see her fellow the 26th, but as usual Friendsville is always in the soup. "Come again, we; will be pleased to meet you."

New Milford - Mr. Shiner, of the Highlands, was in town with a live rattle snake which he captured. It measured about four feet in length and had eleven rattles.

Montrose - The Misses Pickering and Hannah Smith are visiting their grandfather, W.W. Smith.

Dundaff - Dr. William Galbraith, who formerly lived at Dundaff, but now resides at Omaha, has been spending a few days with old friends in Susquehanna County. Dr. Galbraith stands very high in his profession, and is at present chief surgeon of the Union Pacific railway company.

Clifford - An interesting game of ball was played in this place between a South Gibson team and Clifford, on Saturday, the 25th. The visitors coming out ahead, but had their catcher been honorable enough to have kept his place behind the bat instead of four feet in front of it, the score would have been different. AND In answer to inquiry about those strange marks in the road that resemble the track of a large snake, it is only necessary to state it is where Dr. Hunter wrestled with his bicycle.

Harford - Deacon Freeman Tingley’s family were all at home during the Tiffany gathering. Mrs. Tallman and family, of Carbondale; Mrs. A.A. Easton, of Pittston; Mr. Trainer, of Dakota; Mr. Manchester, photographer of Factoryville, came with his outfit and photographed them in a group.

South Gibson - D. C. Conklin and family tented at the Dimock camp meeting. Also Mrs. A. Vail.

Birchardville - The air if filled with smoke from the forest fires, which are raging to a fearful extent near Jackson Valley.

Fairdale - Dr. Alien Buck, the farmer dentist of McKeeby Heights, is a celebrated case, less hard than enamel, but he has a toothsome way of extraction that saves his patients from distraction, every time. One neighbor, who has sampled his mechanical skill, says she can get in better work on biting now than the year she was born and the craze here among the beau monde for more artistic molars than nature fashioned knows no bounds.

News Briefs: Unique article of comfort, almost of necessity, are the light rubber coats weighing about 6 to 10 ounces, made by the Enterprise Rubber Co., 135 Essex Street, Boston, for the use of bicyclist, fishermen, or anyone liable to be caught out in a shower. They are sent by mail upon receipt of $1.00. Write to the firm about their goods.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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