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June 29 1900/2000

Forest Lake - D. F. Wheatcroft had a swarm of bees that ran away and took up their home in C. L. Lincoln's chimney, and are doing well.

Oakland - The Congregationalists on the Oakland side, it is rumored, will build a new house of worship.

Friendsville - Christopher Byrne, of Class of 1900, Laurel Hill Academy, Susquehanna, whose class poem excited admiration at the Commencement, has returned to his home at Carmalt Lake. His sister, Sr. M. Rozine, of Carbondale, who is an L. H. A. graduate, has written some pleasant verses, which appeared in print before she renounced the world.

Prospect Hill (Jessup Twp.) - Mrs. George Bedell has returned to her home having undergone a severe operation in Philadelphia. Mrs. Bedell's many friends hope for her speedy recovery.

Rush - M. B. Perigo's colt, attached to a milk wagon, whilst hitched outside the blacksmith shop of Joe Meehan, became frightened as Joe approached with a shoe to try on and wrenching the ring to which she was tied out of the shop, started homeward with Joe holding on to the bridle. Joe was thrown on a pile of stones and his knee was hurt quite badly. The horse fell by Ed. Granger's house and broke a thill of the wagon, jumped up and rushed through Granger's garden where it was caught; it took the wagon with it and strangely enough, it did no damage to the numerous vines it passed over.

Montrose - The Presbyterian church of Montrose was organized on the third of July 1810, and its 80th anniversary was duly observed in 1890. Sabbath morning, July 8, Rev. Benton, the pastor, is expected to present something of the history and work of the church.

Springville - An ice cream festival will be held on parsonage lawn on the evening of July 13th. The Citizen's Band will play during the evening. There will be ice cream, cake, lemonade, and fruit for sale. A Short program is expected of music and readings. Proceeds for parsonage repairs.

Jackson - It is rumored that the school board will enlarge the school building and otherwise improve the grounds and will in the autumn open a graded school in that place. The board have elected the following teachers - Jackson, Miss Nora Hill; North Jackson, Miss Ida Larrabee; Lake View, E. E. Ely; Maple Ridge, Miss Verna Carpenter; Slocum, Miss Vina Bingham; Bingham, Miss Mamie Calnan; French, Frank Bryant.

Gibson - The Gibson township school board have established the South Gibson High School and hired as teachers, Prof. J. E. Williams, Principal; Miss Lizzie Shafer, Assistant; and Miss Dora Follet for the primary room. A course of study for the High School was adopted and a text book committee appointed. The action of the board is highly approved by the citizens of South Gibson and vicinity, who believe that the advantages of higher education should be enjoyed by all.

Flynn [Middletown] - T. H. Golden has about 10 acres of rye and it is beautiful to look at. It is said by a good many to be the nicest and most even piece they ever saw. Some stalks that were measured were 8 ft long; raised on pure, clear-conscience, Democratic soil. Republicans wishing some of this kind of seed can no doubt get it of Mr. Golden, as he is an accommodating fellow. Republicans who have been in the habit of sowing tares will have to prepare their ground differently or this kind of seed will do them no good.

Stevens Point - A letter received by Erastus Carr, Stevens Point, dated Indang, P.I. [Philippine Islands], from Capt. Baker, tells him that his son, Frank, was shot through the heart and instantly killed, at Linery, P.I., Cavite province. The Captain says that Frank was one of the bravest men and best soldiers in the company and was beloved by his comrades. The remains were buried in a churchyard near where he fell.

Brooklyn - Wednesday morning here was great excitement produced when it was found that Doran Bros. safe in their blacksmith shop had been blown open. The door was entirely blown into pieces. The robbers chose a very poor place, for the safe contained no money, none being kept in it at any time, and the valuable books and papers were not injured. The windows were badly wrecked.

Royal - The Royal people let their liberty pole down last Saturday and gave it a new coat of paint and new ropes. The pole is 102 ft high and was furnished to Royal by the Royal Baking Powder Co.

Forest City - In St. Agnes' Catholic church, on June 20th, Miss Rebecca McManus was married to Wm. W. Swartz by Rev. J. J. Griffin, of Carbondale.

4TH OF JULY NOTES - It was a typical "fourth"--red hot weather and a drenching shower. That's the only genuine combination--all others are imitations. At Heart Lake there was an immense crowd, largely from Scranton. The merry-go-round, the dance, stands and the naphtha launch, "Idlewild," all did a rushing business. The fakir with the "shell game" was there and did not look for victims, taking many a dollar from people who should have known better than bet on a sharper's own game. It was reported on the grounds that a substantial farmer had lost about $90. The game was stopped. Parties from Scranton run in beer by the barrel and their bars were "wide open." This displeased the management at the Lake, and Montrose officers were sent for to arrest the parties, but there were too many of them and they did not succeed in making any arrests. There was some excitement in Montrose during the night of the third, over the matter of whether the cannon ought to be fired. Mayor McCausland thought it best not to, and had it stored in the engine house; but others thought differently, and took it out and fired it a few times. There was something of a struggle over the matter, between the policemen who were trying to carry out Mr. McCausland's orders, add those who wanted the cannon, and it is said some sore heads resulted from pummeling.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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