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June 7 1895/1995

Hallstead – Roosa and Galloway are hustling to get 300 subscribers for electric lights at 50 cents per light per month, promising to install a system and furnish this desirable improvement as soon as the consents are signed. What has become of the electric light company already chartered? Seems if anyone could light up the borough they could with all apparatus installed and in use for private lighting.

Uniondale – The boys played a match game of ball here last Saturday with the men, the score was 50 to 13 in favor of the boys.

Auburn – Those two young men from near Elk Lake, who made this place so hideous one night last week by running their horse a number of times through this place at break-neck speed, and their screams, yells and profane language by the rod, should try hereafter and have a little respect for their parents if they don’t have for themselves and the people of this place.

Lynn – Fred Sherman is an early riser; he goes to his chores as soon as it is light in the morning, milking several cows and then driving with his milk to Lynn, where he takes several cows, then loading them into his wagon and driving to the Springville Depot, sending it on the early train and returning home in time to do a days work with his team.

Susquehanna – Hazlett James Risk, of Albany, has been elected Principal of the Susquehanna graded schools for the ensuing year, at a salary of $1,100. AND The Susquehanna laundry business has received a very perceptible boom since a good many of the young ladies have commence wearing their papa’s and their brothers’ shirts.

Binghamton – Frank Beman’s organ factory in Binghamton, NY, is enlarged to more than double former capacity. Mr. Beman, at present, has orders for nine large pipe organs. He is a former Montrose boy, his father having been a leading jeweler here years ago. Franks organ factory is destined to be a big concern.

Lathrop – Mrs. F.S. Williams, of Lathrop, has her mother’s trunk that the latter had when she taught school 59 years ago; and this trunk is papered inside with a copy of Montrose Democrat, printed in 1836. Also, she has a piece of calico that her mother (Mrs. Almira Smith) had, 35 years old; also several other old relics, a sugar bowl 75 years old, also a one-arm chair she used to sit in, when spinning flax.

Harford – The five aunts of Miss Lou Brundage spent an afternoon visiting her school not long since.

Franklin Forks – S.L. Stillwell is have a walk laid from his front door to the street. The flag-stone is brought from Mr. Dingman’s stone quarry, about a mile above the forks.

Brooklyn – Somebody is verily tearing up the dust on the McKinney farm near our sober village. Truly the spirit of improvement is having a healthy boom in that corner. Even that venerable clump of elders, that for time beyond remembrance has claimed the admiration and remarks of the traveling man, has been laid low, torn, and dragged into a chaos from which no awakening awaits it.

Jones Lake – Mr. Gibb, whose portable saw mill has been running for some months past, just below the Watkins farm, has removed to Rush, Lumber was sawed for the following neighbors: Searle, Foster, Bisbee, and Mott.

Little Meadows – The four best in attendance at our school for the past year were, Mary Byrone, Lena Deuel, Emily Gibson, and Mable Boland.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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