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June 12 1891/1991

Clifford - What has become of the enthusiasm over the bandstand. Now that the boys have their new coats and lamps let us have it erected at once; 50 cents apiece from the citizens and they can have free outdoor concerts all summer, once or twice a week. ~AND~ A troupe of eight black singers gave two concerts in the Baptist church on Friday and Saturday evening. Sunday evening, their speaker gave a very interesting account of the freedmen both before and since the war.

Susquehanna - George E. Resseguie, editor and proprietor of the Susquehanna Transcript, died at his home in this borough on Tuesday night last. Deceased had long been a sufferer from consumption, but when the end came he passed peacefully away. He was one of Susquehanna's most prominent and respected citizens, and his loss will be sincerely mourned by all. ~AND~ Susquehanna has two Chiefs of Police. One of them was appointed by the Mayor, the other by the Council. There seems to be a conflict of authority among our borough officials, and which has the appointing power in this instance is a mooted question.

Rush - The Kickapoo Indian Medicine Lecture Company and Variety Show attracts large crowds here every evening Dr Hunt is entertaining in his talks in regard to health and Phil Heath in ventriloquism appeared as Punch and Judy. They remain till Monday night and then they depart for a three-week's sojourn at LeRaysville.

Harford - June 5, 4:45 AM, 42 degrees, no frost. June 6, 5 AM, 44 degrees, corn sleeps cold these nights. June 8, T.M. Maynard reported frost. 10th, 4 PM, 80 degrees. ~AND~ Hawks are unusually thick and very bold. Unless you set your wits at work the chicken crop will be a light one. ~AND~ Dewitt Shepardson is pushing John Hill house rapidly forward. His hammer is going from 5 AM to 8 PM.

Auburn Corners - Henry Purvis lost his cow last week. His neighbors are helping him bear what to him is a very heavy loss.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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