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March 8 1895/1995

Lawsville – We are glad to see more snow. The roads are nearly bare. One young gentleman had his girl out riding the other day with bells on his horse but was driving a wagon instead of a sleigh. We think his mind must have been wandering.

Montrose – One of the signs of the properity of our town was noted on Monday. About 10 a.m. a string of fourteen vehicles came in together from the Rush way, and it wasn’t a funeral procession, either, but farmers from varying distances who had come to town to transact business. During the entire morning the hitching rails in front of the business places were nearly all occupied by teams whose owners had come in from surrounding country for various business puposes.

Great Bend – The inhabitants of Great Bend were startled from peaceful repose at half past three o’clock Wednesday morning by the alarm of fire. The blaze started in the barroom of S.D. Sawyer’s hotel, Main St., and by closing the doors the firemen succeeded in confirming it to that room and the reading room, the damage amounting to about $300. The fire was caused by mice igniting parlor matches. If Rough & Ready had been on the scene with their chemical engine, the fire could doubtless have been quickly and easily subdued, as it is under just such circumstances that a “chemical” can be used to great advantage.

Clifford – While Bert Lott was driving across the iron bridge near R.S. Hunters, the horse fell from some cause, and both man and horse went off the bridge, down about 12 feet on the ice, but the sleigh staid on the bridge. Neither Mr. Lott nor the horse was seriously injured.

Hopbottom – The Aid Society of the Methodist Church have purchased a lot adjoining the church, of C.H. Kellum, and will build a parsonage sometime in the future.

Harford – Our Prof. Wm. S. Tyler has lately finished a history of Amherst College [Massachusetts] 1821 -1891, beautifully illustrated and very interesting. AND The old pipe organ owned by Mrs. Desdemona Parrish, wife of Ira Parrish, has been boxed and sent by his daughter, Miss Emma L. Parrish, to Miss Mary Parrish, Syracuse, daughter of Charles Parrish, who will care and prize it chiefly as a relic of olden times.

East Rush – The steam saw mill made its way out of this place to Camptown last week, under difficulties; three teams were hitched to the boiler, which weighed 8000 pounds, it took them over a day to go from where the mill was located to T.S. James’.

Hallstead – The prospect of the removal of another landmark and its place being taken by a neat structure seems bright. John VanLoan is considering the advisability of putting either a store or dwelling on the Church street lot now occupied by an ancient blacksmith shop.

Susquehanna – At about 3:34 o’clock yesterday morning, the Sperl building, a three story wooden structure at the corner of Main and East Main Streets, was destroyed by fire.

News Brief – There will be a total eclipse of the full moon in this latitude, March 10th, beginning a little before 10 o’clock and lasting nearly an hour and a half.    There are 208 Manufacturers of bicycles in this country. The popularity of this mode of locomotion is on the increase and 1895 will be the greatest bicycle year on record.    The legislature has killed the bill requiring eggs to be sold by weight.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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