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December 7 1894/1994

Harford - Miss Carrie Baker, our well-known and esteemed friend, has gone to Philadelphia, where she has accepted a lucrative position in an institution. Thus we see another proof of the ability, possessed by pupils of the Harford S.O.S. [Soldiers Orphan School], qualifying them for all positions are sure Miss Baker has the kind wishes of all.

Susquehanna - Hogan Opera House was filled to the doors last night, when the curtain arose upon the first scene in the drama "Esmeralda," put upon the stage here by local talent, and the presentation of which, from first to last, was a gratifying surprise to all present. Susquehanna always patronizes liberally home entertainments of this kind, and everybody expected, of course, that the company would do "pretty well". AND It will be observed by an amended ordinance published elsewhere in this paper that will hereafter be necessary for residents of this borough to clean their sidewalks after every fall of snow, without regard to its depth. Remember this and save yourself expense.

Lynn - There seems to be several worthless dogs running at large in this place. They have nothing to do, but hang around the neighbor’s cellars waiting for a chance to slip in and devour whatever they can find local. See that your guns are loaded and ready for use.

Clifford - A very sudden death occurred Thanksgiving day. Mr. Burgess Smith, in his 86thyear, apparently as well in the morning as he had been for some time. He walked about 1-1/2 miles to his son-in-law’s, arriving there about the middle of the day, and in a few minutes after entering the house expired. His funeral was held at the Baptist church, Sunday, Dec. 21, Rev. S.E. Miller officiating. He leaves a son and daughter and an invalid wife to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the whole neighborhood.

Rush - E.L. Avery, photographer and artist, has located on the lot next to the drug store, and will open gallery on the 15th.

Shannon Hill - A dinner was given on Thanksgiving, at the house of Wm. Overfield. Fifty-three took dinner and all were relatives of Mr. Overfield, except four persons. Four generations were represented.

Springville - Rev. and Mrs. Madden, of Dimock, were in town on business last Monday, and made some calls. There wasn’t any one married, either, as reported. It beats all how anxious some people are to have something happen for excitement.

Thompson - This cold snap makes work for the blacksmiths, as horses cannot stand without being sharp.

Montrose - Don’t forget the Mozart Symphony Club at the Armory this Saturday evening. Tickets on sale at McCausland’s.

Alford - A party from Montrose fished through the ice on the Depot pond on Thursday. The ice was about three inches thick.

News Briefs: The authorities of Wilkes-barre have ordered the burning of all school books that were held by children in homes where there was any infectious disease. Wilkes-barre appears to be a well governed city.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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