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December 4 1896/1996

Birchardville - There is a showing of neighborly kindness to be seen upon Mr. & Mrs. Shoemaker's wood yard, the result of wood choppers who seem to be mindful of the sick and aged, for the coming cold weather.

Herrick Centre - Dr. A.L. Craft and Miss Clara S. Patterson were united in marriage Thanksgiving. Amid showers of rice and old shoes, the bridal party left on the noon train for New York, Albany and other points. The many Susquehanna friends of the bride, a teacher in public schools during the past two years, unite in extending congratulations.

Springville - Lost Mrs. Stephen Tuttle's feather boa, between Springville and Tunkhannock. The finder will be suitably rewarded.

Middletown - G.B. Felker, the Neath soft drink manufacturer, is busily engaged in hauling birch from the John Smith Lot. [In the spring of 1897, Mr. Felker moved his bottling works to Montrose and located at the corner and Cherry and Union Streets]. ALSOWm. Minehan is making some fine sales of his patent pinless clothesline through here.

Susquehanna - Carl Weis, formerly of Susquehanna, a son of Master Mechanic C.P. Weiss, of Hornellsville, is in the Cuban Service, assisting in handling a Gatling gun.

North Jackson - Miss Myrta French, so well known in musical circles here and who has achieved a national reputation as an accomplished vocalist, sang in Scranton recently in the character of "Lucia" in the opera of "Luciadi Lammermoor." Miss French is this season with the International English Grand Opera Co.

Rush - Mr. T.S. Wheatcroft's old mare, "Kit", has gone to rest recently. She was 35 years old and retained her youthful disposition to the last. She was an intelligent and faithful creature, worthy of a better eulogy than I can give her. She was much thought of by the family, who appreciated the worth of the faithful old animal, and it was with the greatest reluctance the order for her removal was given, but conditions were such that it was more merciful to say "Goodbye old friend Kitty."

Elkdale - Among the Thanksgiving visitors were Mrs. J.E. Peck of Carbondale, J.E. Williams of Bucknell University, dark Lowrey and Lawrence Stevens of Keystone Academy, and Rupert Wells of Williams' Business College.

Montrose - Several mornings this week the thermometer has ranged from six to eight above zero. Excellent skating has been enjoyed on small ponds the past few days and the lakes are also frozen over. There has been some talk of flooding the Post flats by building a dam just above the Union street. This is an excellent idea and some of our young men should take the lead and carry it through.

West Auburn - Thanksgiving Day was one of the most beautiful late autumn days ever known. Many family reunions took place. Rev. W.H. Stang held Thanksgiving services in the church in the evening.

Lanesboro - R.A. Lyons, artistic designer and illustrator of Scranton, spent Thanksgiving Day with his mother and sister. Mr. Lyons is illustrator for the Scranton Tribune and is teacher of drawing in the John Raymond Institute.

Franklin Forks - The Oyster Supper at Alliance Hall on Thanksgiving night was a success, financially and socially.

West Lenox- The young people made a small surprise reception for Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Miles, also a surprise husking for Mr. Russell, who is in poor health. The boys husked the corn while the girls prepared refreshments.

South Gibson - Bring your eggs to South Montrose and receive 24-cents per dozen for them. You will also find a good market for live and dressed poultry. We have two good stores, blacksmith shops, creamery, milk depot, saw and gristmill and express office, also coal and feed for sale. E.C. Lake is our genial postmaster. Although a country town, we receive four mails each day, via Auburn stage and Montrose Rail Road.

Harford - Jerry Quinlan has returned home from New York where he purchased a cork leg and is trying to get accustomed to wearing it.

News Briefs: While some weather profits say we will have an open winter, it is safe to live up to the old rule and shut the door. AND Doctors say that there are two things which causes diphtheria quicker than anything else, a cesspool and decaying vegetables.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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