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June 11 1899/1999

Springville - Springville is going to have a 4th of July celebration, with a balloon ascension by Prof. George Baker, dropping suspended from a parachute at a height of 4,000 feet. There will be a ball game between Rush and East Lemon, a fantastic parade, games, and dinner by the ladies, for which this place is noted.

Lynn - N.G. Sherman was attending the annual reunion of his old war regiment, the 9th Pa. Cavalry, at Gettysburg, last week.

Elk Lake - The corner stone of the M.E. church will be laid Tuesday June 20, at 10:30, Mr. Gerritson, of Lynn, is doing the mason work. Presiding Elder Floyd, Rev. Haskill Benedict of Montrose, Rev. G.E. VanWoert of Brooklyn, Rev. Davis of Springville, Rev. Thomas Eva of Fairdale, and Rev. Gorisse of Rush and others are expected to be present. The good ladies of that place will serve a chicken pie dinner for all. Now let us all go and take an outing and hear some good speaking and enjoy that good dinner, besides the free steamboat rides on the beautiful lake.

Heart Lake - Miss Fanny Jessup and friends spent a very enjoyable day last week. During the severe thunder storm the party took refuge in the dancing pavilion, where they were delightfully entertained by palmistry, as interpreted by Mrs. C.M. Post, of Washington.

Hopbottom - The floral exercise Sunday at the M.E. church was a success and the children's parts were well rendered from the oldest to the little tots. Miss Sadia Sager sang a solo; also Miss Lottie Byram, with their usual success. The flowers and the birds were complete until our minister said he forgot his piece and he gave us a good talk. The two Sterling boys and Ray Byram sang together a well-rendered selection.

Clifford - The young boys hanging around the hotel Saturday nights and getting some of the older ones to buy them bottles of liquor and strong beer, and carrying them out in the dark to drink, better stop while they can. They little think what it may lead to, and the older ones that buy it ought to be ashamed of themselves, or kicked out of town.

Birchardville - L.T. Birchard recently purchased a very highly bred Jersey bull calf, from H.C. Taylor, in Oxfordville, Wisconsin. It came by express last week, the express charges along being over $19. His name is "Brown Bessie's Diplomat, 51090" and he is closely related to Brown Bessie, the famous cow which won the world's record at the World's Fair in Chicago, and other famous butter cows. Mr. Birchard and his son Selden have a herd of 30 registered Jerseys and are constantly improving their strains.

Susquehanna - At the meeting of the school board held Monday evening the following teachers were hired for the coming year: First ward school, Misses Cecelia Lanning, Mary Hattan and Margaret McDonald. Second ward school, Misses Elizabeth Brosman, Ruth Phillipi, Elizabeth Cahill, Mary Graves, Anna Doran and Louise Smith. AND Officers McMahon and Palmer, on Monday, recovered a team of horses belonging to LeGrand Simrell, of Brooklyn, NY, who has a farm near Starrucca. The team was found between New Milford and Montrose. It was presumably stolen from the pasture, ridden to Lanesboro, and turned loose.

Gibson - A.O. Stockbine and H.C. Estabrook, fishing at Page pond, caught 97 pickerel.

Silver Lake - There will be a picnic held in the grove on the south shore of Mud Lake on July 4th. Proceeds to be used in fencing and otherwise improving the public cemetery near Quaker Lake, known as Friend's cemetery.

Montrose -The events planned for July 4th are: Hon. James T. Dubois, of Hallstead, U.S. Consulate-General to Switzerland, will deliver the address; a Mammoth Fantastic Parade upon the principal streets and ending at the Fair Ground, where all the other events of the day will occur; athletic sports will include foot races; sack race, potato race, wheelbarrow race, jumping contest, etc.; Great Wrestling Match for the championship of the county; Dancing Pavilion will be open throughout the day; fireworks in the evening.

Rush - Miss Grace McKeeby and Louis Downer, of Fairdale, were on their way from the Methodist church on the State Road on Sunday, and when near Elias Jones', where the road is on the edge of a steep bank, the colt they were driving became unmanageable, frightened and upset the whole outfit--itself, buggy and occupants down the bank. The occupants were thrown out of the buggy, the horse parted from the thills, and although no one was hurt, yet it was an unpleasant predicament for a party out for a pleasure trip. The only way to get the buggy up the bank was supplied by the crowd of witnesses who lent a helping hand and sent them on their way again.

North Jackson - Mr. and Mrs. I.B. Irvin and grandson, of Clearfield, Pa., were visitors Wednesday last at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Larrabee. Mr. Irvin is engaged, as a solicitor, for J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago, who are making a canvass of Susquehanna county for a new county history, to be known as "The Commemorative Biographical Record." Mr. Irwin will devote one month to the work in Jackson and is meeting with gratifying success.

Brooklyn - Strawberries are getting plenty and selling at 3 baskets for 25 cents.

Lanesboro - Excursions from Riverside Park will begin running on Sunday next. The steamers commenced running last Sunday.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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