February 5 1897/1997
Auburn – James Arnold has just bought a cutter of D.C. Titman, and it's the finest one in town. Girl's look out.
Jackson – Leon Larrabee and family have moved to the "City of Stairs," where Mr. Larrabee has procured steady employment. Jackson's loss is Susquehanna's gain. AND E.R. Barrett, the Susquehanna butcher, has a force of men filling his icehouses on his North Jackson farm. The ice is of fine quality and about 9 inches in thickness.
Ararat – The C.E. meeting was held at the house of Mrs. Olive Bushnell Sunday night, owing to the absence of [lamp] oil at the church.
Silver Lake – M. Griffin, of Montana, is visiting his uncle in Forest Lake. He is a son of Michael Griffin, an old resident of Forest Lake, who went west some 25 or 30 years ago. His grandfather, Patrick Griffin, is one of the oldest inhabitants of Forest Lake. He is over 95, and quite healthy and strong, for an old person.
Oakley – The Ladies' Aid met last Thursday with Mrs. Lucy Shoup. The attendance was not large for the day was very stormy, but one lady walked one half mile through the snow and carried her young babe, only six weeks' old, showing what woman "can" do.
Stevens Point – The Ladies' Aid Society of the M.E. church had an oyster supper the 27th. They had a very pleasant time. We thank the people for their kind attendance, but we don't thank the person who got up a dance to call the young people away from the oyster supper. Neither do we thank people for selling the boys cider. This cider business must stop.
Elkdale – Leonard Burdick and George Halstead repaired the gables of the church. AND The young people of this vicinity meet at the church Friday night to organize a singing school.
Flynn – We have two or three young men here that are thinking of going to Cuba to fight for liberty, as their liberties here are getting somewhat limited.
Gunn Hill – E. Snyder has been appointed doorkeeper in the State Senate at Harrisburg. He is a sterling Republican, and that his long and valuable services to the party have been recognized is very pleasing to his many friends throughout the county.
Susquehanna – Miss Mary F.C. Buckley this week entered Saint Rose's Convent, in Carbondale, as postulant in the Order of the Immaculate Heart.
Springville – The hotel property known as the Brush House has passed into the hands of its former landlady, Mrs. J. Brush. Consideration unknown to us. Neither are we informed as to the future proprietorship of the house. Harvey T. Alien is the present proprietor but will probably not remain another year.
Lakeside – The poverty social at Myron Tanner's the evening of the 21st, was well attended. Mrs. C.S. Page received the prize for poorest dressed lady and 0. Washburn for poorest dressed man.
Forest City – Joseph F. Foran, Esq., has removed from Montrose to Forest City where he will continue the practice of law. Mr. Foran is a bright and promising attorney, and we doubt not that he will meet with gratifying success in his new field.
Forest Lake – Elder Tilden preached the first sermon in the new Baptist church at Birchardville Jan 20th. He commenced his pastorate in the old church in 1857, and all but ten years has been the pastor there.
West Brooklyn – A wood bee was held at the home of Reuben Reynolds; quite a number of men took part in the sawing and chopping, while the ladies sewed carpet rags. A fine supper was served.
Great Bend – The school at Hickory Grove has closed on account of whooping cough.
Harrisburg – The legislature of the old Keystone State met Jan. 5th, and after going through the arduous duly of electing a Republican Senator and accusing one another of accepting bribes, adjourned till Jan. 18, to rest their nerves.
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Compiled By: Betty Smith