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July 24 1896/1996

Montrose - The ladies' class in the practice of Swedish gymnastics, instructed by Miss Grace L. Smith, will hold its first meeting at the Armory, next Monday afternoon at four o'clock. Before the regular lesson, Miss Smith will give a short talk on the principles of the system, to which all ladies are cordially invited.

Elk Lake - The creamery is now receiving over 4000 pounds of milk daily.

Great Bend - A short time ago P.R. Barriger, of Great Bend Township, traded a team of horses with a stranger, who gave his home as Scranton. Tuesday a farmer from near Binghamton claimed the team which had been stolen, and now Mr. Barriger is trying to locate his team.

Clifford - A fair sized edition of a western cyclone visited our neighborhood uprooting trees, leveling fences and leaving general destruction in its track. Among the greatest sufferers were: Andrew Miller, G.R. Saunders, John Wilson, Peter Bennett and Hiram Rivenburg, all of whose orchards were badly damaged.

Union Dale - Great attractions in wall paper at R.E. Tennant's Uniondale, PA. A large new stock of handsome patterns just received which will be sold at the very lowest prices. It will pay you to buy where you can see a large variety to select from R.E. Tennant, Todd Ave., and first door above M.E. church.

Auburn Corners- E.A. Carlin is raising some tobacco near Auburn Corners. It is now three feet high and in blossom. Hope the Army worms do not like tobacco.

Forest Lake - It may be a matter of interest to know that the Bryans are related to some of Ol' Susquehanna county people. We understand that the wife of Robert Booth, of Forest Lake, is a second cousin of Mrs. Bryan, wife of the Presidential nominee.

Jackson [West Jackson] - A short time ago Mr. Ed. Leonard had the misfortune lo lose his pocket book, containing over $90. All search for it proved a failure. But sometime afterward a dog owned by Mr. David Sternberg, of that place, picked it up and brought it to the house, when it was restored to the owner, with contents undisturbed.

Gibson - The descendants of Captain Joseph Potter, the first settler in the township of Gibson, are erecting a monument to his honor. Captain Potter settled in Gibson Jan. 20, 1792, and died Feb. 9, 1835. He was born in Rhode Island, May 7, 1759. He was in the Revolutionary war. His remains lie on the original farm, now occupied by John J. Potter, B.J. Matthews, of Susquehanna, is making the monument.

Susquehanna - Several months since, for financial troubles, Capt. Alexander Ives, a prominent business man, suddenly left this section, and was last seen in New York. It was rumored that he had enlisted in the Cuban army. A few days since Thomas Hasketh, formerly Adjunct of Moody Post, G.A.R., of this place, received a package from the Cuban junta in New York, containing Capt. Ives’ discharge from the army, his transfer card from Moody Post, a photograph of Mrs. Ives and child, a child's ring, etc. There was no letter of explanation. The package was originally sent from Tampa, Fla. Many persons believe that Mr. Ives is dead.

Hop Bottom- Mrs. N.M. Finn had a night blooming cereus, recently, winch many went to see.

Stevens Point- the baseball club went to Susquehanna, on Saturday, to shear, and came back shorn. Such is life.

Forest City- Willie Matey, aged about 17 years, was drowned at Elk Lake, Clinton Twp., two miles from Wayman, Sunday afternoon.

Harford - Mr. Deuel, of New Milford, is in this vicinity contracting for telegraph poles for the Union and Pacific line.

News Briefs: Shirts with the bosoms decorated with portraits of McKinley and Hobart are the latest campaign novelty. It is hoped that, after election, the owners of such underwear will not be obliged to wear those shins upside down.

Avery - Frink, builder of the county jail in 1867-68, and with W.H. Boyd, the court house in 1854-55, died on July 17th in Montrose. Mr. Frink was born in Bridgewater in 1814 and learned his trade of carpenter and builder, of Hyde Crocker, Sr. He was also employed in the erection of county buildings at Towanda. Mr. Frink was one of the principal builders and contractors in Montrose.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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