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January 4 1895/1995

Harford – The Soldiers Orphans’ School Commission shipped to the schools at Chester Springs, Harford and Uniontown, 400 pounds of candy, six boxes of oranges, two bags of peanuts each, together with a large supply of English walnuts and soft-shelled almonds for the Christmas treat. There are about 823 pupils in these three schools and upward of 300 applications for admission pending before the Commission.

Lindaville – Not withstanding the blizzard, on Thursday, of last week, Frank pulled the sleigh, carrying the Lindaville [mail], through the drifts, making the trip on time, much to the discomfort of those who were anxious to see the mail trip fail at a time when others were too chicken-hearted to brave the tempest.

Clifford – Clifford has sent out a few young men into the world in the past twelve years that are making their work of a high standard. Among them are Rev. S. Rivenburg, M.D., Missionary to India; Prof. C. H. Horton, teacher at New Milford; Prof. F.H. Green, teacher at Dalton; W.C. Gates, M.D., practicing at Rockland, Mich.; and Prof. Frank Miller, at Mahoney City, while several others are now preparing for civil engineering, and also the ministry.

Bear Swamp – Old Prophets predict an open winter; hope so.

South Gibson – When at South Gibson our representative stopped at Hotel Shafer, (Wm. Shafer, proprietor) and found the house newly painted and papered and everything fixed up in fine order, with warm sleeping rooms, and the dining room tables were fairly groaning with good things. He who goes there once is sure to go again, as long as Mr. Shafer and wife are at the helm.

South Harford – F. L. Lindsey shipped his entire flock of 90 sheep to New York recently and received $124.50 for them. Next year sheep will be high, and everybody will wish to buy. It is a pity to sell at slaughter prices now, just because everybody has got a fit one to sell.

Middletown – James Donnelly and John McTriney have cut and skidded in Carmalt woods, near Lake Wyalusing, one of the largest lumber jobs done here in sometime. They skidded with one team some logs that scaled 900 feet.

Brooklyn – A.G. Pratt, of Brooklyn, trapped 48 skunks this season, one mink, and one fox. The average price received for the skunk skins was 90 cents each.

Montrose – On Wednesday, Dec. 26, Rev. J.W. Raynor completed his three score years and twelve. His first appearance in Montrose was Dec. 26, 1822. In 1839-41 he was a clerk in the store of Wm L. Post & Co. United with the Presbyterian church in Montrose in 1841, and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1854, and has preached for Presbyterian churches in the following places: Upsonville, Springville, LeRaysville, Mt. Pleasant, Uniondale, Wysox, Arart, Little Meadows, and Warren. He was married in 1850, and the family consists of 9 children and 14 grandchildren. Mr. Raynor was an abolitionist, all through the anti slavery conflict, and was and is, an uncompromising prohibitionist; says he is on Christian principle opposed to all secret societies.

Auburn – Supervisor Loomis has taken the rail fence down and put a barbed wire fence the entire length of Mrs. D. Voss’ farm for the purpose of preventing the snow from filling up the highway. We hope it may prove a success.

News Brief – The following young men left on Tuesday for State College to take the dairy course: C.W. Stedman, Lathrop; M.L. Biesecker, Elk Lake; F.F. Pepper, Elk Lake; Ed Ainey, Fairdale; Mr. Bond, Rush.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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