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January 11 1895/1995

Susquehanna – Boys who snowball people on the streets will be arrested if caught at it. Much complaint has recently been made of this violation of a borough ordinance, and the police have orders to take all such offenders into custody.

Herrick – It is related that a party of Scranton sportsmen recently penetrated the wilds in the vicinity of Herrick, and when in the midst of undergrowth, discovered what they supposed to be a big black bear in repose. They all drew up in line and fired their guns simultaneously at the object and then ran off a little way to give the “varmint” a chance to die quietly. After a awhile they ventured to return to the scene and seeing that the object was still motionless, bravely approached to close quarters, when it was discovered that their game was the carcass of an old black horse, which had evidently been deceased for some weeks.

Montrose – Sunday trains on the Montrose Railroad are, we learn, to be discontinued. Not because of the sinfulness of the practice, but because it doesn’t pay.

Middletown – Daniel Murphy has purchased a house of Timothy Daly. David took the first opportunity of sleighing to remove it. So Daniel adds another building to his farm.

Liberty – The New Years’ Club met at the house of Simon Warner and enjoyed the day, telling stories and playing games.

Uniondale – It was once remarked to the rich man, “One thing thou lackest.” Just so with Uniondale, with six stores, four blacksmith shops, one hotel, one large grist mill, one saw mill, one large planning mill, and one wholesale butcher, one milk depot – and a good fellow to handle the milk – and is accommodated by a traveling bakery once or twice a week from Forest City, three churches, with three ministers to watch over and teach the people to be good, yet there is one thing that Uniondale lacketh, and that is some public sheds, for the people who come here to do their trading and spend their dimes, to hitch their horses in out of the cold storms. Your correspondent has stopped many a time and replaced the blankets on the poor horses that were shivering with the cold, and also heard people from out of town say that they should give Uniondale the cold shoulder, for there was no place to hitch a team out of the storm, and there was other places they could go to do their trading. Perhaps some blame Mr. Edwin Corey for nailing up his sheds; they ought not to for they were getting unsafe to use, and he has furnished and kept them repaired for the town free gratis for a long time, and now it’s no more than right for the other business men to furnish sheds a while as long as it is for their own interests. No do not blame Ed, for he’s got a big heart in him, and no doubt he would chip in towards a shed enterprise, if he has done so much already.

South Gibson – While several boys were skating on the grist mill pond at South Gibson, they saw a large fish lying on the bottom beneath the ice. They drove the fish into shallow water, broke the ice and succeeded in capturing what proved to be a carp that weighed 13 ¼ pounds and measured twenty-eight inches in length. Earl Manzer bought the fish for one dollar and placed it in his father’s carp pond.

Rush – At Rush, Bronson Shoemaker’s sheep were snowed under for two days, and were then found alive.

Steven’s Point – Some of our men and boys are glad the chair factory has started up again. Work is better pay than play. AND Our butcher, Wm. Kelder, is building an ice house at Brandt. He intends having a meat market there this summer, he says. AND The show at the P.O.S. Hall, Saturday evening, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was the best in years, in this place. There was quite a full house in spite of the weather.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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