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July 9 1897/1997

Ararat – Early Monday morning the store of N.A. Walker caught fire and was consumed with most of its contents. The dwelling houses of Jonas Walker, near by, and a barn belonging to C.C. Walker, were also consumed.

Elkdale – Among the State Normal graduates at West Chester was Miss Mable J. Stevens, one of the class artists, who hopes eventually to fit herself for teaching art. She has been at the school for three years, having previously attended the public school at her home.

Hallstead – The Hallstead school board elected the following teachers for coming school year: Principal, B.W. Pease: grammar room, Josephine Lassley; 1st intermediate, Edward Handrick; 1st primary, Ida Tuttle; 2nd primary, Winnie Tingley; 3rd primary, Jessie Gillespie.

Middletown Centre – We wish to inform those young men from Middletown, who visit on the creek frequently, that we do not use our school yard to speed fast horses.

Union Dale – Our boys outplayed the Forest City team on July 3d. The game was a brilliant one, and was sharply contested, both teams doing splendid work: the batteries were especially strong. The game was witnessed by over 500 spectators. Manager Orce is a success and baseball is sure to be successful in this borough. Score 3 to 7. Next game July 17everybody come.

Harford – The teachers of the Soldiers Orphan School are all taking their vacation. Miss Nellie Washburn is in Scranton; Miss Mary Horton, Miss Helen Horton, and Miss Anna Adams are in Elmira, and Prof. Barrett has gone to visit his brother in Oregon, and will attend the National Convention of U.P.S.C.E. at San Francisco this week.

Susquehanna – The borough is erecting a watering trough at the junction of Main and Exchange Sts. A drinking fountain will come next. AND The baseball club recently lost its catcher, Moran, who has gone to Honesdale, and secured O'Hara, of Carbondale.

Stevens Point – On Saturday last, Mrs. Mary Charrington celebrated her 100th birthday.

Forest Lake – The Birchardville Cornet Band wish to thank all that assisted to make their celebration on the 3d of July a grand success. The band cleared $65. Misses Flora Ball and Lillie Hoag had been appointed to solicit money by subscription. Together they raised over $9 8. A gold watch had been promised the one that got the most money. Miss Ball received the gold watch, and Miss Hoag a very pretty silver watch.

Hop Bottom – The Social which was held in the grove July 2d was a success. $11.20 was realized. The fantastics did not all turn out; but they made quite a hit after all. One minister made us a good speech. Cornet solos were rendered by John Bisbee and Isaac Law, which were very nice. Ice cream, strawberries, and cake were fed to the multitude present.

Montrose – The L&M train was half hour late yesterday afternoon, which is a rare circumstance, and was occasioned by a still more remarkable circumstance. A prisoner was being brought to the Montrose jail and soon after the train left Alford, he jumped from the car, flew down the hill and into the pond. Baggage man Finn and Brakeman Williams lost no time in getting after him, caught him in the pond, and brought him back to train. You can't blame a fellow for wanting to get into water such a hot day as yesterday. He was brought from Susquehanna, by officer Palmer, charged with having robbed the Langford House cash register.

Apolacon – A distressing affair occurred Tuesday of last week in Apolacon. As we are informed, a daughter of John Coughlin playfully pointed a little revolver at a young man named Eddie Crowley, supposing it not to be loaded, but it went off and the bullet struck young Crowley in one of his eyes and passed up inside the forehead. Physicians were summoned but the ball could not then be found, and he was taken to a Binghamton hospital, where the bullet was recovered, and the patient seemed to be doing well, since which time we have had no report. The young lady was greatly shocked by the occurrence.

South New Milford – Mrs. Amos Greene is the boss berry picker at W. Roe's with Mrs. Bertha Darrow and Miss Clara Keeney close by. Mr. Roe now has some 110 pickers.

Lanesboro – Daniel Patrick will probably be returned to the State Asylum at Danville. He is a veteran of the late war and a pensioner. His mind was impaired by suffering in rebel prisons.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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