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March 31 1893/1993

Susquehanna County - Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight. Give me July again just for tonight. Soften the soil where the frost king has lain. Oh, let me hear one mosquito again. January, so weary of snow drifts and ice; weary of paying the coal trust its price; weary, so weary of frost bitten pie; bring me a slice of Fourth of July. Backward, swing backward, oh seasons of snow, mercury fifteen to twenty below. Turn on the heat from the tropical zone; roast me until I am cooked to the bone. I am so tired of freezing my nose, weary of chilblains and corns on my toes; weary of trying to sleep with cold feet; turn on the heat, mister, turn on the heat. –Ex

Lanesboro - Late one night last week a Lanesboro widow heard a knock at her door, and opening it was accosted by a rough-looking stranger, who asked for a night's lodging, pleading that he was tired, hungry, a pilgrim and a stranger. The lady declined the request, when the pilgrim insinuated that there was such a thing as "entertaining angels unawares," to which the lady made replied, "I have been here for twenty years, and all that time I have never seen a peg-legged angel, with a red nose and gin breath. Sic him Mage!" The door slammed. The alleged angel pegged rapidly down the garden walk closely pursued by the housedog.

Brooklyn - A post office, called Lindaville, has been established at Mack's Corners, in Brooklyn Township.

Susquehanna - The Parisian Glass-Blowers are giving exhibitions nightly, here, which are very interesting. One of the special features is the rendition of beautiful pieces on the piano by Prof. Theiss, the young American pianist. Miss Anneatte and her trained serpent are much admired, also.

Hallstead - Gould Smith is moving into Lora Brown's house. Mr. Tuttle, from Franklin, father of E.E. Tuttle, will occupy the house he moved out of.

Friendsville - We are all happy to learn that our friend John McMahon will continue his stage line from Friendsville to Appolacon for the next four years. John is an honest, obliging young man.

Clifford - Frank and Robert Simpson, sons of our popular black-smith, are making merry with the young people of this place during a vacation and rest from studies at old Bucknell.

Jackson - Almon R. Moxley died at his residence in Boone, Boone County, Iowa, March 10,1893, aged 68 years, 8 months and 16 days. He was born in Jackson, Susquehanna County, Nov. 24, 1824, and was the son of the late Jonathan Moxley and a brother of Edwin Moxley, of Jackson, who resides on the old homestead. Mr. Almon Moxley was the builder of the M.E. Church edifice at Jackson, which was dedicated in the early part of Jan. 1850. In 1852 he removed to Maddison [Madison], Wisconsin, where he successfully pursued the business of contractor. One wing of the State Capitol was built by him and many other buildings at Maddison attest his skill and workmanship. He moved to Iowa, October 1868, where he has since resided. His wife was Ann Eliza, daughter of the, late Hosea Benson, of Jackson. At different times he told his wife, "I am at rest. I am in perfect peace. I am willing and anxious to go." He leaves a wife and five children—three sons and two daughters. "How blest the righteous when they die."

Lenoxville - Monday, March 27th, was moving day. Mrs. M.W. Rood and her two sons, Silas and Willie, moved on to her mother's place known as Mrs. Ransom's place, over in the Ransom settlement.

Montrose - If you wish to see a fine display of beautiful flowers, hydrangeas, hyacinths, Easier lilies, lilies of the valley, roses, carnations, and many other beautiful flowers and flowering plants, just step into McCausland’s Pharmacy. It will not cost you anything to look at them, and you can carry some of them away with you at very reasonable prices. The hydrangeas, in particular, are superb.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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