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January 18 1901/2001

Auburn Corners - Eru West, the noted horseman, has purchased a fine harness for his Tom Berry colt. AND Tell. Titman has traded his colt, "Topsey," for a fine carriage. AND In South Auburn, George Place, aged 85, a very respected and beloved citizen, died on Jan. 18.

Susquehanna - It is now thought that a stock company will sewer the streets of this borough. The estimated cost is $30,000. AND The Canawacta Water Supply Co. is reaching out for more springs. Surveying has been the in order this week.

Forest Lake - Suel and Asa Warner have been filling their ice houses with ice from the lake which is 13 inches thick and of good quality.

New Milford - Columbia Hose Co. No. 1, now numbers about 50 men and is as well equipped for fighting fire as any company around in a town of its size. At the last regular meeting the following officers were elected: President, Leroy Hawley; Vice-Pres., Joe Dale; Sec., James Mulready; Financial Sec., E. W. Morgan; Treas., A. F. Heitzman; Trustees, F. M. Butterfield, M. A. Hand; Fireman, N. B. Burdick; Pipeman, Thomas Brick.

Hopbottom - Mercury registered 10 degrees below zero on Sunday morning and on Monday noon it was 30 degrees above. No wonder people have the grippe.

Rush - Mrs. B. A. Nurss requests that all those who wish to have rugs woven will bring the material for them before the 1st of Feb. AND F. M. Chase, of East Rush, has a public sale Jan. 30 and is preparing to go to Montana to go into business with a brother who is already there. Mr. C. is a wide awake, straight forward businessman, who is sure to succeed.

Brooklyn - The family of Geo. W. Gere have moved to Lestershire [now Johnson City, NY] where they will take boarders.

East Dimock - The Republican caucus was held Tuesday and the following nominations were made: Auditor, J. D. Baker; Inspector, G. E. Stevens; Supervisor, James Lathrop; Assessor, O. A. Tiffany; Town Clerk, Burt Crisman; Poor Master, W. C. Smith; Treas., C. E. Burdick; School Directors, Frank Merrill and E. M. Blakeslee; Judge of Election, Henry Risely.

Montrose - George White, the popular dispenser of oil at wholesale, had a mishap with the big oil wagon the other day. In driving down by Jesse Smith's, in the township, the wagon slewed on the ice and tipped over. No permanent injury either to Mr. White, his horses or his wagon. AND L. B. Pickett was exhibiting at the store of S. G. Fancher & Co., this morning, a combination flour bin and sieve that is about the handiest arrangement we have ever seen. The flour is contained in the top, which is V shaped inside. Under this is a movable slide which lets the quantity of flour required into a sieve which works in a groove underneath, and through the sieve into a pan on the bottom of the bin ready for use.

Gelatt - A. W. Conrad has been appointed one of the assistant messengers of the lower house of the State Legislature. The position is worth $6 per day during the session and mileage.

Transue - Transue post-office is in the south west corner of Auburn township, three miles from Skinners Eddy. People in this place are very busy, some are filling their ice houses, some putting up ice for the creamery, some taking milk to Laceyville. Mrs. Margaret Tubbs is the oldest lady in this place, she is 80 years old. AND After a two year's illness of consumption, Valentine Transue died at his home here, Dec. 15., burial in South Auburn cemetery. Deceased located in this place in 1863. He is survived by his widow, and three children as follows: Mrs. Alla Manning, of Binghamton, and Abraham and Ida, who reside at home. Five children died with diphtheria.

Brackney - A successful term of school is being taught by Miss Susie Murphy.

Hallstead/Great Bend - Josephine Millard and Edith Trowbridge returned last week to Chicago to resume their studies in the Moody [Bible] Training School. AND Railroad men, tired, grim and weary, to you I would expound a theory. The place to wash and comb your hair, where soap and water will do their share, a place for railroad men to stay, is at the R.R.Y.M.C.A. And if not a member we would say, hand out $2 and join today. A first-class place to read the news, to take a bath and black your shoes, to while your leisure hours away, in any game you wish to play. Our library is up to date, you'd think it so, at any rate--so take advice and don't delay in joining the R.R.Y.M.C.A.

Flynn - Miss Minnie Lee is seriously ill with typhoid fever at this writing. We are sorry to learn of the death of Thomas Lee, which occurred recently. AND Our school is progressing fine under the management of E.H. Redding.

Fairdale - Imon Very filled the ice house for the creamery last week; the finest ice that has been put up for years. AND While Leroy Harding and Fred Hart were sawing shingles, Jam. 15th, the governor belt ran off and before the engine could be gotten under control the large fly wheel broke tearing out one end of the mill and throwing pieces rods away. No one was hurt.

Lawsville - Early in the New Year the death messenger came, for on Jan. 3rd, Mrs. Mary E. Law, aged almost 70 years, departed from the earthly life and entered into the eternal, and we trust the heavenly home. Mrs. Law was born Jan. 18, 1831 and coming from Walden, Orange Co., NY in early womanhood, has lived for over 50 years on the farm, where her husband and herself first located. Mr. Hiram Law, the husband, died nearly 7 years ago, and since that time Mrs. Law has lived at the old homestead, kindly cared for by Mr. and Mrs. David Bailey, the latter a daughter of the deceased.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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