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December 22 1893/1993

Brandt - The Brandt chair manufactory is closed. Cause— hard times.

Harford - Arta Sweet and his brother-in-law, Mr. Butters, have sold out their business in Denver, and purchased a 13,000 acre ranch in Wyoming, about 150 miles north of Denver, and on a branch of the Union Pacific Railway. This amount of land is more than one-half of Harford Township. A creek emptying into the North Platte River, traverses the ranch, affording ample means for irrigation. The parties are already on the ground, and Mr. Sweet is postmaster of the station named Islay. Cattle will be the industry of this new enterprise. We watch with interest the doings of Harford boys in the far West, remembering that Arta Sweet was one of the best boys in Harford Graded School ten years ago. AND The pupils of the Harford Soldiers' Orphans' School will give a cantata, entitled "Toy Makers of Wonderland," on the evening of Monday, Dec. 25.

Montrose - The "Asa Packer, one of the engines on the Montrose Railway, has been repaired and repainted, making it resemble a new engine. AND St. Paul's Episcopal Sunday School will celebrate Christmas Monday evening, December 25th, with usual service, singing of carols, etc. The centre of attraction will be a prettily trimmed and brightly lighted Christmas tree, from which presents will be distributed to members of the school. Service beginning at 7 o'clock.

East Bridgewater - The farmers complain that their hens seem to possess a listless air, and show more material indications of that "tired feeling." It is supposed to be the result of over exertion last summer when eggs were going at twelve cents the dozen.

Gulf Summit - One of the most curious and remarkable instances on record occurred near Gulf Summit, a hamlet midway between Susquehanna and Deposit, a few weeks ago. John F. Kanter, an old resident of Hambletville, and more recently of Gulf Summit, died at the home of Henry Shaver, at the advanced age of 90 years. For many years before his death Mr. Kanter's hair was snowy white and his face pale and thin. Shortly after his death his countenance resumed the fresh and rosy tints of youth and his hair was restored to its natural color, a coal black. The undertaker in charge of the burial testifies to the truth of this, and states that it was the most marvelous thing he ever witnessed. [Great Bend Plaindealer].

Jackson - The Susquehanna Journal says a farmer in Jackson recently heard a smothered squawking in his henhouse, and 'twas midnight. When he went out he found the henhouse door ajar, and sounds indicated that the intruder was still within. Therefore the farmer slammed the door, bolted it, and posted himself outside the henhouse until morning did appear. Then he looked in a window and discerned a neighbor, who came contritely forth and paid the farmer twenty eight dollars for time, loss of sleep, etc. Still people say there is no money in farming.

West Auburn - We will have no Christmas tree this year, but are anticipating a highly enjoyable time New Year's night at the Band Concert and Oyster Support to be given in the Church at that time. The band and orchestra are rehearsing some fine music for the occasion. All are invited.

Thompson - Charley Corey's barn at Thompson was burned recently. Four cows and 15 tons of hay were consumed. Cause of fire, a small boy doing chores tipped over his lantern.

Susquehanna County - Mrs. Sarak Norton, of Towanda, has the following painted on the back of her wagon, and it attracts considerable attention whenever she drives out. "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny. I will not submit to this Tyranny. Therefore I Have no Home." AND The Susquehanna correspondent of the Scranton Republican is the authority for the following: A Susquehanna county man has invented a bicycle sleigh, by the use of which the safeties may be utilized in winter. It is a framework fitted with two runners, and the wheels have sharp spikes, which catch on the road, supplying the propelling power of the arrangement. AND Especially For Christmas Quinces, apricots, plums, prunes, table raisins Montrose.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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