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February 16 1894/1994

Lawsville Centre - Mrs. McLeod was coming from the Bend with two other women. She was afraid to ride; they drove so fast; she asked them to let her walk the rest of the way home. They stopped the horse so suddenly it threw them all out, both of the others falling on grandma. The horse ran down in Mr. Cosgriff’s barn, breaking the cutter and hurting itself some. A teamster took them over to her son’s and left grandma, the other women going back home. John and wife were gone at the time and did not get home till late, then they found her all alone. They sent for Dr. Caterson and it was found that one shoulder was broken so badly that it will always be stiff, she is so old.

William’s Pond - The shipping of ice at Heart Lake gives employment to a number of our citizens.

Rush - It is with pleasure we report that Mr. Delmar Stark, late proprietor of the Rush House, has purchased the Susquehanna Mineral Spring property, and will immediately move into the same in order to renovate and fit it up as a summer resort. There seems to be general satisfaction with this move on the part of Mr. Stark, and at the prospect of this once popular resort being reopened by him. As a landlord he has become popular and the reputation of his wife as hostess, gives assurance that the new enterprise has fallen into good hands and will no doubt, under their management, prove highly successful. The establishment is located in one of the most picturesque and healthy situations in Northern Pennsylvania, whilst the medicinal virtues of the celebrated spring is known over a wide extent of country. (The Mineral Spring property was located south of Lawton on Rt. 267).

Montrose - The past week has been one of almost continual snowstorms. The first storm began on Monday at one o’clock and continued for 24 hours without intermission, the depth being about ten or twelve inches. Wednesday morning was clear but toward evening the "ever beautiful" began to fall again, and formed about 8 inches more on top of the previous fall. Thursday the wind shifted to the northwest, and Thursday night and Friday, frequent squalls added several inches more, the aggregate being about 24 inches. The snowplow with a large force of shovellers, came up on the L&M Friday morning, clearing the track so that the regular morning trip was made about on time.

Oakland - The Susquehanna-Oakland free bridge is not built, but the Borough has laid out a brief street, on land purchased by Oakland people, extending from Exchange Street to the river, which will eventually serve as an approach to the bridge.

Susquehanna - George and Charles Kidder, formerly of Susquehanna and Starrucca, are managers of Frazier's opera house, Pendleton, Oregon. “Go West young man, go West”, as far as Great Bend.

Clifford - One day last week A. Ayres and another gentleman were driving a spirited team town when they were met by another team with a high load of building material; one of Mr. Ayer's horses became frightened at it and ran sideways, going off an embankment five to six feet high, throwing everything out of the sleigh. The horses dragged Ayres some two rods in the snow; finding he could not stop them, he let loose of the lines and the horses made a circle or two in the lot then came back in the road and came into Clifford on a moderate gallop and were stopped by a boy. No one harmed nor horses badly frightened.

Birchardville - Mr. S. Bradshaw has bought a farm of 100 acres in Great Bend Township. The citizens of Forest Lake do not like to have Mr. Bradshaw and family leave, but what is our loss is Great Bend’s gain. Count the Democrat votes in this town one less and Great Bend one more.

West Brooklyn - Upon the return of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Reynolds (newly married) the boys thought they would give them a serenade; while they were falling in line in front of the house they were surprised by having their picture taken; after that the cigars were passed. Two of the company took leg ball for parts unknown.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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