July 11 1890/1990
Montrose - Work will begin soon on the DL&W branch between Montrose and Alford. The surveys have been fully made, right of way secured. The Board of Directors of the Lackawanna and Montrose Railroad have decided to commence grading at once . . . as soon as subscriptions are increased to $35,000. $25,000 has been subscribed and $1,600 more promised.
Susquehanna - L.W. Church, who suddenly disappeared from his home in this place in December last, has not since been heard from. Information regarding his whereabouts will be thankfully received.
New Milford- On Friday, July 4, a number of buildings were destroyed by fire: Wm. Hayden's brick store and contents, John Hayden's hardware store and contents, Dean Bros. store, one dwelling house, millinery shop of Miss Jeanie Dean, bakery, and Birney's shoe shop. Origin of the fire unknown. AND E.A. Smith of New Milford, Grower of Berries and Berry Plants, left at the Republican office last week, some fine Samples of Pet and Bubash varieties of strawberries, also, some deliciously flavored while strawberries that are certainly a novelty in this part of the country.
Harford - The challenge to the baseball clubs of the country, by the club at Harford Orphan School for June 29, was accepted by the Susquehanna Club. A closely contested game resulted in a score of 18 to 17 for Harford. The Harford boys "play ball."
News Brief - Miscellaneous: The following persons from this county graduated from the State Normal School at Mansfield this year. Jennie E. Adams, Kingsley; Ella May Bailey, Brooklyn; Carrie Belle Johnston, Hallstead; Nellie Tiffany, Brooklyn; Martha Carlin, Auburn Four Corners; Ada Gunn, Montrose; Electra Potter, North Jackson; Carrie M. Smith; Montrose; W.S. Maxey, Royal; J.H. Wood, New Milford; Ella E. Fuller, Lenox; Emma H. Hartley, Glenwood; Beatrice Milliken, Smilley.
Compiled By: Betty Smith