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February 15 1895/1995

Susquehanna – "In case of a sudden attack of grip," says a local authority, "soak the feet in hot water, drink hot lemonade, take from two to four grams of quinine, put a hot poultice on the chest if there is any pain there, go to bed and stay there and send for a physician if you do not improve."

Montrose - The announcement of the fact that the High School Banjo Club will render several selections at the entertainment next Friday night, will please many of our citizens. This Club is very popular with those of our citizens who were fortunate enough to hear them play at several of the recent holiday exercises, and all such will be glad of the opportunity to hear them again.

Heart Lake - The Great Bend Plaindealer says that the D.L.& W. Company will soon commence to fill their large icehouse at Heart Lake. We think the Plaindealer is misinformed on the subject, inasmuch as the icehouse at that place was destroyed by fire over a year ago and has never been rebuilt. [Republican].

Springville - On Wednesday, Feb. 6th, the wind blew the snow in heaps and held the mercury down to zero, but none who entered the pleasant home of Dr. and Mrs. Gratton, Springville, on that day, and received the hearty welcome of the Doctor and his estimable wife, realized the severity of the weather without. In the sitting room and office two large stoves showed their cheery faces to the fifty guests, who had assembled from far and near to witness the marriage of the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gratton, Miss Mame C. Wilson, to Mr. Perry H. Lyman, of Lynn. The ceremony that made the happy couple one, was performed by the Rev. J.C. Madden, at 12:30 P.M. After congratulations a most bountiful lunch was served, which all thoroughly enjoyed. When the wants of the inner man had been satisfied there was music and a good social time. Mr. & Mrs. Lyman started on their wedding tour to Binghamton, NY amid a shower of rice and old shoes.

West Auburn - The last Literary was attended by many from far and near. We were pleased to see friends from South Auburn, Jersey Hill, Beaver Meadow, and other places. The exercises of the evening consisted of recitations, songs and stories, that carried us back to the time of the great civil war. Many old soldiers were present. M.H. VanScoten gave a very interesting talk on the soldiers of Auburn Township, following them through the battles of the war. He brought with him a copy of the bounty advertisement of the County Commissioners, among whom we noticed the name of our former townsman, J.B. Cogswell. Andrew Taylor gave us a song entitled "The Monitor and the Merrimac," and responded to an encore. The male quartette, A.B. and L.B. Lacey, F.H. Taylor and H.J. Brande, rendered "Just Before the Battle Brother," "Brave Boys Are They," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching," and other selections. Tears were brushed away from many eyes, as pathetic incidents were read or recited. At the suggestion of Squire Lacey, Private A.J. Taylor under direction of Commander VanScoten, went through the manual of arms for the benefit of the young folks present.

News Briefs: The revival of roller-skating is being noticed in many cities in the country. Rinks are being opened everywhere and the public is taking hold of the sport with as much eagerness as it did ten years ago. Undertaken with reason, roller-skating is a beneficial exercise, inasmuch as it provides amusement while conditioning the body, which should be the fundamental principle of all training. The moment exercise becomes laborious or tiresome, it ceases to benefit to any appreciable extent. The great objection, however, to roller skating is that it is so fascinating a sport, and is attended by so many evils, that it is not to be encouraged and ought not to prosper. The great majority who indulge do not do so in moderation, but plunge into what ought to be merely a pastime to such a degree that they neglect their duties, waste their time and money, undermine their health and place themselves within the reach of manifold temptations.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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