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December 14 1901/2001

Hallstead - Leo Whalen has rented the Bee Hive store in Hallstead and will conduct a restaurant in the building. He also expects to have a pool table for the amusement of his guests.

Jackson - The "rag time" social for the benefit of the Jackson Methodist Church choir, held at Hugh Perry's, was well attended and was a very ragged time. Some of the costumes worn on the occasion were fearfully made. Cash amounting to $16 was secured.

Hopbottom - The Walker Specialty Co. is here this week, and their entertainment is very good for the small admission. Our town is well represented with popular babies just now as the Walker co. gives away Saturday night, to the baby who has the most votes, a plush case containing 24 pieces of silverware. Master Arthur Tiffany has the most votes at this writing.

Brookdale - Joseph Chalker, one of the oldest men in this county, died Dec. 10, aged 98 years, last October, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Butts.

Rush - The new Methodist Episcopal church will be dedicated on Saturday, December 28. There will be services Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 and 7:30 P.m. The Rev. Dr. L. C. Floyd of Binghamton and the Rev. H. B. Benedict, of Montrose, will be present Saturday. There will be services in the church on Sunday, the 29th. Program will be published next week. Those from a distance attending the dedicatory services on Saturday will be entertained for dinner by the people of Rush. In East Rush the rain Saturday played havoc with roads and bridges, washing the road in front of T. S. James' house badly and left gravel in the yard, which he had graded and fixed nicely the past summer, also making the temporary bridge over the Wyalusing creek at Rush impassable.

Montrose - No more enjoyable Christmas gift could be given anyone than a subscription to the Montrose Public Library. Only $1.50. Will last a whole year through and give the reading of several hundred books, including biography, history, boys' books, and the best fiction-standard and modern. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, over McCollum & Smith's. The Library will not be open on Christmas and New Year's. AND The menu of the annual New Year's dinner served by the Working Guild of the St. Paul's Church is: Raw Oysters, Olives Wafers, Roast Turkey, Giblet Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, White Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Boiled Onions, Celery, Cabbage Salad, Jelly, Pickles, White Bread, Brown Bread, Mince Pie Cheese, Salted Almonds, Ice Cream, Fruit, Coffee, Tea.

South Montrose - The Ladies' Mission Band, on Tuesday, kindly remembered one family, who was sick, and two others who needed fuel and groceries.

New Milford - Lee Dewitt has recently returned from a collecting trip in Pike county. He is a valued employee of the McCormick Harvester Company and has charge of their affairs in several counties.

Bridgewater Twp. - On Sunday morning at 4 o'clock the wood house belonging to the Tewksbury school district, in Bridgewater, was discovered to be on fire, and it was consumed with its contents. By the timely arrival of L. C. and J. T. Smith, George Rose and Fred Kinner, the school building and out house were saved.

Susquehanna - The borough policemen, the Burgess, or any other person, who has authority, should take by the neck, arraign and cause to be fined, any person guilty of reckless driving on Main street or any other street of this place. It is a violation of a stringent ordinance. Attend to business.

Forest Lake - Mrs. Sarah Ann Baker desires to extend thanks to her neighbors and friends who so kindly and generously contributed in purchasing a cow for her, to fill the place of the one she recently lost. AND Lamont Stone of this place and Miss Hattie Brooks of South Montrose, were united in marriage on Wednesday of last week.

Brooklyn - Mrs. Ammi Ely died at her home here, Tuesday p.m., after a short illness of pneumonia. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss.

Great Bend - For debt paying qualities the premium horse is the one owned by DeWitt C. Hamlin, formerly of Binghamton. On Saturday the animal paid off two debts aggregating about $200, and ended the day back at his old stand, ready to do business for his original master. When Mr. Hamlin took the horse from this city some time ago, the animal was encumbered by a chattel mortgage, held by E. A. Weeks. Chattel mortgages do not go in Pennsylvania. But Mr. Weeks did. He went about the middle of the week. He could not secure the money, which Mr. Hamlin owed him, but did secure possession of the horse, which he mounted bareback and started at a mad gallop for the State line. Mr. Hamlin was not disposed to close negotiations in that way. He accordingly secured another horse and started in pursuit. It was a made race. Mr. Weeks' long beard, fanned by the breeze, flowed back gracefully over h is shoulders. He was riding a race to win. Before he reached Riverside he had "John Gilpin" distanced with "Ichabod Crane" and the "Headless Horseman" way on the backstretch. But Mr. Hamlin was still in the race: and the mortgagee crossed the State line a winner only by a length. (continued next week)

News Briefs - The committee on revision of hymns for the Methodist Church has decided that "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "He Leadeth Me," have faithfully served to the limit of their usefulness and those two old hymns will not appear in the new hymnal. AND The Wyoming Democrat publishes the following alleged sure cure for small pox: Thomas E. John, corner Lehigh and South Empire St., Wilkes-Barre, claims to have a remedy for smallpox as follows: Old ale and rosemary-herb boiled together and drank hot. Drink often enough to keep patient in constant perspiration. The patient should be kept in blankets until the scab disappears, which will be about 12 days. Keep the room warm and without draft. Mr. John says it is a sure cure and wants it published for the benefit of the public. AND Never have we seen so many fatal accidents to hunters, at the hands of companions, as have been chronicled this winter. A man who goes into the woods to hunt game, nowadays, should have a wrought iron boiler shell, perforated with arm holes and eye holes, about his person.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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