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February 15 1890/1990

Ararat - Mrs. Eunice Walker, whose funeral was attended from the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 8, was one of the earliest settlers in Ararat and almost the last connecting link between the past and the present. She was born in 1797 and lived an eventful life as a pioneer in this new country. Ezra Walker, her husband, was well fitted by his muscular frame and indomitable energy to battle with the hardships and difficulties of pioneer life. Aunt Eunice, as she was familiarly called, has gone down to her grave at a good old age, beloved and respected by those who knew her best.

Crystal Lake [Clifford Twp] - is on the edge of a coming boom, it is said. Mr. Sharpless, the Philadelphia capitalist, has made great improvements on his property there, having spent $3,000 on the one item of sewerage. He is now preparing to build a large house.

Montrose - Within a few days a through mail pouch will be leaving this place on the Montrose Railroad. Mail to go by this new service must be in the office by 4:30 p.m.; it is then distributed in Wilkes-Barre early the next morning. A through pouch leaves Wilkes-Barre early the next morning. A through pouch leaves Wilkes-Barre for Montrose every evening, arriving here at 9 a.m. This gives two daily mails each way between Wilkes-Barre and Montrose instead of one as heretofore.

New Milford - Dr. Edwards, of Binghamton, performed the ninth operation on Mrs. H.J. Harding, of East New Milford, lessening her weight by 63 pounds.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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