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January 5 1894/1994

Glenwood - “OUT OF THE PAST” (Picture appearing with news column) The home of Galusha Grow, Glenwood, prior to the fire that destroyed it in the early 1900s. Galusha Grow was elected as a Congressman from Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1850 at the age of 26. On July 4 1861, he was elected Speaker of the House (at the time he was 37 years old, the youngest man to hold the post) when President Lincoln called a special session of the 37th Congress after the South seceded from the Union. Galusha Grow, as Speaker, signed into law the Homestead Bill, which he authored and championed.

Montrose - The skating was good the first of the week and a large number of persons enjoyed the pastime at Jones Lake [Lake Montrose] almost daily. On New Year day there was an especially big attendance of happy skaters, of all degrees of proficiency, and they do say, that were a roll of the expert artists to be made up, the name of Merchant H.P. Read, like Ben Adam old, would have been very near the top while John Hancock, Sidney Jenks, and others were not far behind. In another column will he found a little story in verse, which proves that a girl may make a mistake if she a skating goes, without permission, no matter how delightful the weather, nor how good the skating. Think it over girls.

Lynn - Our blacksmith at the north shop takes the lead in shoeing horses, he having sharpened and set the shoes on one horse in fifteen minutes.

Rush Centre - James Curran, of Wyalusing, is spending the Holidays with his parents here. Whilst out hunting the other day, he shot an American Vitron, which was quite a curiosity.

Rush - Mr. Wm. Sieber was in Montrose on Tuesday the 2ndinst., stopping at Mr. Fessenden’s boarding house, leaving his wagon in said yard. Whilst there his new rubber coat was taken out of his wagon, and an old one left in its place, the owner of which must return Sieber's coat and take his own back to save further trouble.

Jessup - We see the school and college doors have been opened wide, and with glad leave taking the lighthearted young students come merrily back to the old home and lend parents to spend the holidays in joyous mirth and glee, and their presence lights up the home, warms up the hearts of the old folks, obliterate their wrinkles, with laughter, and chase all cares away. They come to us from the Montrose Graded, the Drew Theological, the Mansfield Normal, and the Wyoming and Factoryville Seminaries. May time deal gently with you, young friends. May the winds be fair and the skies clear in your voyage through life, to the end that you may look back without remorse, and that others may see and feel that the world is better than you were born.

Clifford - An ornament to our town is the large and commodious new building erected on the hotel property by Frank Tennant, and speaks well for his enterprise. The rooms are neatly furnished in yellow pine. The lower room is occupied by our popular merchant and postmaster, whose display of general merchandise is grand, and of the best quality. The upper room is a large hall with seating capacity for several hundred.

Jackson - The roads in places are icy, and it is bad drawing loads in getting down hills with a wagon.

Glenwood - Cyrus Hoppe makes a weekly trip to Scranton with produce from his farm.

Lenox - December 16th, says a correspondent William Foote an old resident of Lenox, told his wife and other persons that he was going to die. Not much attention was paid to this, but Sunday morning he died quite suddenly in his chair.

News Briefs: Since the marriage law went into effect, October, 1885, 1559 licenses were issued at the Register's Office in this place, an average of nearly 200 per year. The first license was issued October 3, 1885 to Joseph Gallager and Kate Flannigan; the 1559th one issued to J.F. Taylor and Dora Bryant. AND We received a dandelion blossom in a letter, which was picked on Xmas day at Glen Castle, 6 miles north of Binghamton, by Joshua Jones, formerly of East Rush. He says he could have picked a number of them.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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