June 25 1897/1997
Susquehanna County – “Pickups” A bill has been introduced at Harrisburg prohibiting the playing of baseball on Sunday. It should be passed.
New Milford – This morning, June 23, between 8 and 9 o'clock, a very serious accident occurred. Mr. James Donahue, a trackman, in attempting to cross the southern bound track, was struck by an engine running at the rate of 20 miles an hour, and hurled down an embankment and sustained a fracture of three of his ribs and very severe cuts about the face. Dr. Ainey was summoned, and dressed the wounds and attended to the fractured bones.
Elk Lake – The farmers in this vicinity have written to our Senator and Representative, asking them to use their influence to prohibit the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, in this State.
Franklin Forks – The ladies of the Methodist church are hoping for a large attendance at their strawberry and ice-cream festival to be held at Alliance Hall, afternoon and evening of July 2. AND Mr. & Mrs. E.L. Beebe were in the Parlor City the greater part of last week. Monday being their 48th wedding anniversary and Wednesday being Mrs. Beebe's 70th birthday, they thought to enjoy the anniversaries with their three children living in Binghamton. They report a good time.
Hallstead – Boyle & Coddington, grocers, are not less enterprising than the other businessmen in town, and having largely increased their stock and facilities, are realizing a volume of unexpected trade.
Choconut – Edward McDevitt, while assisting at the Crystal Spring Creamery, accidentally fell into the cream vat. Edward is not a swimmer, but struck out for the shore in fine style, slightly discolored.
East Bridgewater – June 20, RB. Jewett will raise his new barn on the Gurnsey farm this week. R Richardson and G.W. Wescott are laying the foundation for the same, and their workmanship proves their mechanical art.
Brookdale – We have very good roads in this vicinity now. We think visitors can tell when they leave New York State and get into Pennsylvania without looking at the state line mark.
Jackson – Leon Benson, while employed at W.W. Pope's factory, had the misfortune to severely cut four of his fingers on his left hand.
West Bridgewater – Samuel McKeeby lost a very fine cow the other day. He just bought her a few weeks ago, and paid $30.
Fairdale – Prof. Crowell, the great zither player, will hold a concert in the M.E. church on Monday evening, June 28th. And The people of Fairdale are making extensive preparations for the celebration on the 2nd of July. Exercises will begin at 7 o'clock. Fantastic parade at 6:30 o'clock.
West Nicholson – Norman Riker is repairing his house. He intends to keep summer boarders.
Tingley – A number of our people attended Children's Day exercises at the Presbyterian Church in Franklin.
Thompson – Rev. A.D. David, who was in Altoona as delegate to the State Prohibition convention, reports a wide awake, up to date convention.
South Montrose – Mrs. Arvin Vail is taking care of the infant child of Henry Johnson, of Dimock. AND Lee Moody has exchanged his bicycle for a horse. He will ride alone no more.
Kingsley – Miss Adelaide Jeffers, having completed a three years' course of study at Wyoming Seminary at Kingston, returned to her home Friday.
Scranton, PA – June 21. The big South Works of the Lackawanna Iron and Steel company was forced to close to night and about 2,000 men are out of employment because of a dispute over a reduction of wages. Those men were among those who marched the fastest and shouted the loudest for McKinley, Prosperity, the Gold Standard and increased wages, last fall.
West Auburn – We are glad that we are to have a telephone line from this place to Skinner's Eddy, part of the poles being already set.
Compiled By: Betty Smith