March 5 1897/1997
Forest City – The company store at Richmondale was robbed of about $200 of goods last week. AND Jack Chambers, of this place, and Frank Gavin, of Pittston, two pugilists, fought for a purse in Simpson last Friday night. Chambers was declared the winner in two rounds and a half. There were about 50 witnesses at a $1 a ticket
Hallstead – Philip Weibler is again reviving his application for a patent on a combination bicycle and street dress costume for lady bicyclers. AND The Fire Department is to purchase a team of horses to attach to their apparatus in time of fire. The horses will be kept in the engine house where they will be in readiness to respond to a night alarm. To help meet the expense of their keep, the borough authorities will hire the team to work on the streets and other town work.
Hop Bottom – G.C. Finn and F.B. Titus open a general store at Kingsley, April 1st, in the Stephen Tiff any store. Mr. Finn and family to occupy half of the Tiffany double house. Mrs. Finn will open a millinery store.
Herrick Centre – The temperance committee of the Susquehanna County Union will offer a silk banner to the C.E. society getting the most people to sign the temperance pledge in 1897, in proportion to the number of their active members. All societies may expect to hear from the Supt. of Temperance Work, Brother Alfred Bowell, about the banner and how to get it.
Susquehanna – The Presbyterian congregation is still considering the advisability of erecting a new church edifice. The lack of cash seems to be the only hindrance.
Rush – At the regular meeting of the directors of the Auburn and Rush Poor Asylum on Monday, the Auburn director's time expired, and Mr. Bunnell, the newly elected director for Rush Township, took his place. Mr. Chas. Stevens was retained as steward, his son as hired man. Mr. W.M. Barnes was retained as Secretary. Mr. Herbert Fish of Lynn was made Treasurer and Dr. C.H. Warner engaged as Physician: Number of inmates, 15, including an infant born on Election Day.
Oak Hill – Any person wishing to get something for nothing, can have their wishes gratified by calling on Claude Blessing. He will give them the mumps.
South Montrose – Tuesday evening Messrs. J. Barney, Bert Newton, Dr. M.B. Crisman, Bert Barney and W.S. Maxey, of Montrose, spent the evening playing crokinole with four of South Montrose's best players, namely; Henry Decker, G.F. Decker, F.B. Jones and Bert Conklin. The Montrose players were victorious.
Great Bend – Count Magri, Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Baron Little fingers, the world famous little folks, will spend the coming summer at the home of W.J. Chappelle. They are members of a theatrical stock company, which Chappelle and Fremont will manage next season.
Harford – Elmer Whitney is attending an embalming school in Elmira. A.T. Sweet has charge of his undertaking business.
Fair Hill – While one of our elderly matrons was wending her way over the hill to the Ladies' Aid, [she] was very much surprised on reaching the brink of the hill to find the sloping side covered with sleet and ice. We are glad to note that one agile youth kindly escorted her safely down.
New Milford – Another example of the generosity of E.A. Pratt is the gift of a handsome memorial record to the Grand Army Post. It is for the purpose of keeping an individual record of the old soldiers, their history, and services during the war. Col. William H. Telford, of Susquehanna, who originated the post, was present at the banquet and made the presentation in one of those happy speeches the Colonel knows so well how to make.
Montrose – There is a strong probability that the application to be made to the Governor for an Electric Light Company will result in electric lights in the near future. The prime mover is J.M. Jeffers.
West Auburn – At the Literary, March 5, there will be a debate of the following: Resolved, that the reading of fiction is injurious to the mind." Affirmative — L.T. Place, F.H. Taylor and F.L. Possinger. Negative — F.I. Hillis, W.B. Beaumont and George Lacey.
Susquehanna County – We are informed that the average monthly wages of male teachers in Susquehanna county is $39.54, female teachers $24.54. AND Word has been left at our office to caution people against two men who are traveling through Springville and vicinity swindling the people with worthless soap and various washing compounds.
Compiled By: Betty Smith