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March 3 1893/1993

Susquehanna - The first ice of the winter, about two feet in thickness, still covers and closes the Susquehanna. When the big break comes we fear there will be a great deal of damage done.

Montrose - The small boys about town have gotten the postage stamp craze badly and they are vying with each other in making collections. AND A snowplow will hereafter be kept here for use by the L&M in case of snow blockades. President Hallstead thinks it won't do to keep so good a "feeder" as the L&M snowed in a day or two at a time. And right he is.

Franklin Forks - We hope there will be something done with those boys from Brookdale, for making such a disturbance at the supper. The time may come when those boys will not dare to go into church and make disturbances, or in peoples' homes as they have done.

Thompson - The blizzard of last week was the worst storm experienced in this section since 1888. The roads were almost wholly blocked by drifting snow. The railroad men had great difficulty in running trains. For two days no mail was received at the post office. The mail from New Milford only came through twice during the week. On Wednesday eight trains were blocked in the snow between here and Starrucca. AND Ernest Wrighter, of this township, has earned quite a reputation as a pedestrian. During last week's blizzard he was down to Carbondale and being desirous of coming to Thomson, and supposing that the trains would be unable to run, he walked the entire distance, arriving home about nine o'clock at night."

Silver Lake - The Silver Lake ladies are in favor of the anti-hoopskirt bill, now pending: the law will forbid the Mud Lake grocers of selling or giving away the same or to have them suspended from their windows, or they will be reported to the game and fish committee of this district; also Farmers' Alliance stores, take warning, you'll be under the same obligation of the law. [The editor of the Scranton Times had this to say: "If hoopskirts are coming back the girls will have to abandon use of hammocks next summer."

Poorest City - A new post office has been established at Clintonville, our infant neighbor, familiarly known as the D S; H, on account of that company owning a colliery there, which will be opened soon. It will be known as Vandling, and the town name will also be changed. It is named after A.H. Vandling, Sup't of the coal department of the O&H Co.

Little Meadows - We learn that C.M. Garfield, an old merchant of this place, but later engaged in the creamery business, has purchased the stock and leased the store of E.B. Beardslee, and will soon open it soon with an elegant stock of choice dry goods, groceries and boots and shoes, in fact a full line of goods usually kept in country stores, which he proposes to offer to the people of this vicinity at extremely low rates. Mr. Garfield is now in New York, carefully selecting his stock. Any desiring of anything in his line, and from a stock that is new and fresh, or having produce to dispose of, will do well to call and inspect the goods.

East Rush - Theo. Smith had four cows freeze to death one night last week.

Clifford - The first day of March will be remembered in Clifford, as it was so pleasant and warm. Miss Bertha Williams has closed her term of school.

Brooklyn - A Democratic pole, in honor of Grover Cleveland's inauguration, will be raised on Packer Hill, Brooklyn township [tomorrow] Saturday, March 4th at 9 p.m. An address will be delivered by J.M. Kelly, Esq. The public is cordially invited.

Susquehanna County - Interesting Locals: The Sharpsville Advertiser tells of a minister preaching his farewell sermon, who said: "I leave you brethren for three reasons first, you do not love me, if you did you would pay me my salary;” second, you don't love one another, if you did there would be more weddings and less fighting; third, the Lord does not love you, if he did there would be a lot more funerals."

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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