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August 4 1893/1993

Susquehanna - The Erie’s locomotive shops at Susquehanna will only be in operation for 24 hours per week until further notice.

Montrose - Lost: between Rush and Montrose, Sunday, July 30, a black crocheted fascinator. Finder please return same to L.H. Sprout, Montrose, PA. AND The sneak thieves who are making a business of stealing houseplants are still at work in different parts of the borough. Monday, night, John Doyle had a very fine hydrangea carried off and Wednesday night, Mrs. W.L. Cox lost a handsome and very valuable begonia in the same way. One lady has had five plants taken. We could again warn these plunderers to cease their nefarious work. The parties who have suffered by the depredations are becoming exasperated and will at once take steps to discover their offenders, and if they are apprehended they will be given the full extent of the law.

Susquehanna County - Powdered borax, plentifully used, will exterminate cockroaches and water bugs. AND Use a palm-leaf fan sprinkled with pennyroyal extract or a little of the oil of pennyroyal, and not a mosquito will approach as you sit upon the porch or lawn. AND We recently saw a mention as to the names that were at one time given to Scranton. We remember at one time James Bingham was there working with his team of horses when the place was known as “Slocum Hollow.” We came up from Kingston to Scranton soon after the DL&W was completed and before the mountain was tunneled near Nicholson, in April 1844, accompanied by D. Cargill, [Jackson], deceased. At that time the town had its present name.

Jackson - At the Methodist Church Sunday, Rev. Tower gave a blackboard talk to the Fresh Air children, and in the evening the exercises consisted of singing and speaking in which the children figured prominently. Belle and Charley Nowsky of Brooklyn, NY, acted well their parts in both singing and speaking. The young men who came down for a ride on the bicycles from Susquehanna attracted considerable attention. Better to have taken a weekday instead of the Sabbath.

Rush - Mrs. Rose Bedell met with a novel experience while hunting for a turkey’s nest last week. She startled a family of skunks consisting of two old ones and four new ones; they were kept front of her, and she followed on, thinking at first they were domestic cats. They finally entered on to Charles Hibbard’s farm where they were hauling hay. Mrs. Bedell called the attention to her six sable companions when Mr. Hibbard attacked the party with a club and dispatched them, and then –Oh-h-h! AND Mrs. Bush, who owns an extensive lot in the village might have been seen with rake and fork, which she handles like a farmer, making hay this week. She showed a few stalks of clover which measured near five feet long. Very good clover for a female agriculturalist.

Great Bend - A wild cat was recently shot at Deep Hollow, Great Bend Township, weighing 18 pounds.

Gibson - Hollis Wood and family of Nebraska, are visiting friends and relatives in Gibson.

Lenoxville - Bert Clarkson says there was a mistake in last week’s items, that instead of calling him to deal horses, that you will make a better deal with Ed Ransom.

Birchardville - A number 10 boot was saved a smash up a few mornings since, as Theo. McKeeby was returning home from the creamery. In going up a very steep hill the harness broke letting the horse go up the hill, and the wagon loaded with milk go down the hill. Mr. McKeeby had presence of mind to jump out and catch the wheel with his hands and block it with his foot until assistance arrived.

Montrose - County Jail: There was a jailbreak last week. Three prisoners being found missing Friday morning---The sheriff has offered a reward for their capture. We understand the offences for which they were in were not very grave---some of them at least.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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