March 10 1893/1993
Thompson- There seems to be no let up to the snowstorms, it is one blizzard on top of another.
Brookdale - Wm. Bailey was returning home from town last Saturday evening and when near Charles Smith's house. Cobettsville, the snow being drifted terribly, he drove into a drift and tipped over. His horse took fright and ran away, but came to a stop near W.B. Chalker's store. The cutter and harness were broken but Mr. Bailey and the horse escaped unhurt only a long hard walk for Mr. Bailey.
Forest Lake - "Jack," Elder W.C. Tilden's horse is remarkable in his way. If the harness breaks or halter strap gets untied, he stops and looks around and waits till his driver gets out and repairs things. We wonder how many horses in Susquehanna County will do that?
East Lenox - Farmers are offering $20 per month for help for the coming season, and applicants are not plenty at that price.
Silver Lake - In speaking of Burpee's Catalogue I omitted that it was mailed free on application. Address to Philadelphia.
Jackson - Some fifty years ago E.N. Witter states that we had a hard winter and the snow was so deep in March that it was with difficulty that one could gel into the woods or where there was not a beaten track. Hay was scarce and high and many had to fall back on the forest, and a large quantity of maple timber was felled to furnish feed for cattle, which helped to keep them on to such times when grass grew and they could subsist on that. About that lime, if not the same date, snow fell the middle of March at one time that it was three feet deep on the level.
Rush - William Millard is slowly recovering from what seemed at one time a fatal ending to his sickness.
Susquehanna County - It is reported that in some of the drifts on the hill roads in Bradford county, the snow was so hard packed by the terrific wind that accompanied the recent storm, that it has been necessary to take large Lumber saws and saw it out in chunks. AND Many of our exchanges are predicting a big flood in the Susquehanna when the general spring breakup comes, which must be in a few weeks at the longest. There are large quantities of very thin ice all along the river, and with the large body of snow in the woods, they predict a freshet equal to the great flood of 1865. ANDIt is shown now that the steel in hoop skirts is an especially active conductor for the electricity that lies around streets in live wires and runs motor cars and works our telephones. The woman who wears one will be in constant danger of envelopment by electric jets like an aureole all about her person. She will have to wear rubber boots and rubber mits, like a trainman, to save her from destruction. AND Nothing is made in vain. Not even bad eggs are laid in vain. Years ago those that survived their culinary usefulness were of no value to the dealers, who used to pay garbage collectors to take them away. Nowadays bad eggs are almost a regular article of commerce. The yolks can be so treated as to make a most valuable dressing for kid and other fine leather. Instead of paying to have bad eggs taken away, the city dealers sell them to makers of this dressing at a fair price. Large quantities of this egg yolk dressing are exported to Europe. AND It is going to be a gay summer. Men will wear pink shirts with pea green collars and bright colored shoes.
Compiled By: Betty Smith