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May 04 1900/2000

Thompson - Edward Warner, aged 97 years, is probably the oldest person on the Jefferson Branch of the Erie. AND - Have all you street commissioners and supervisors read the law that is being published in the papers in regard to taking stone out of the roads every month with the exception of the winter season? It says they shall not ought, to take them out.

Susquehanna - Daniel McDonald, a Susquehanna boy, has a position with Marshall Field & Co.'s Chicago exhibit in the American Pavilion at the Paris Exposition. AND - In Denver. Colorado, May 2d, Albert Wagner, formerly of Susquehanna, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Minnehaha Ellis of Cripple Creek, of which city the bridegroom is now a resident.

Lanesboro - The Lanesboro tannery, which has been closed for a year or more, started up as a sole leather tannery under the management of Messrs. Ballard & Shields.

Rush - James Featherby was upset by driving too rapidly around a corner, and was thrown on his head. He is recovering. AND - While Mrs. George Barnes, with her son and daughter, were driving on Warfile's hill, the horse had a fit, or blind staggers, and upset the buggy, breaking it and the harness. Mrs. Barnes was hurt on the arm but not seriously.

Franklin Forks - Burglars broke in the Alliance store last week and helped themselves to plenty of shoes, taking about fifty dollars worth, what change there was in the money drawer, and a pair of pants. The thieves have not yet been found.

Jackson - The Jackson Supervisors have purchased a new road machine of the Good Roads Company, Chester Co., PA.

Silver Lake - The fires that recently ran through the woods in Silver Lake hit the property of John F. Heavey somewhat, also that of Jos. Kane, Wm. Dacey, K. Tierney, Jos. Whalley, the Rose estate, and others. Some careless person started a fire near the Choconut Creek, which owing to the dry weather and high winds, spread with great rapidity, both in Choconut and Silver Lake Townships.

Montrose - We have received a copy of the Anaconda (Montana) Standard, issued of April 29, which contains a very interesting and comprehensive article, "When Butte's Court Was Born," by ex-Judge Wm. H. DeWitt, a Montrose boy who has won distinction and honor in the legal and judicial circles of Butte.

East Rush - East Rush is a good community. We have a church, school, creamery, store, postoffice, blacksmith shop, saw mill and lots of good neighbors, and their backs are not badly marked with each other's teeth.

Crystal Lake - Stephen Whitmore, of Jermyn, is planning to erect a new hotel on the site of the Crystal Lake House, near Dundaff, which was destroyed by fire several months ago. The cost of the projected structure will exceed $30,000 and it will be modernly equipped in every way. The talk of building the new hotel has revived the rumor that an electric railroad will be built to the lake.

Glenwood - A very pretty wedding took place at the house of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Hunt, of their oldest daughter Cora, to Oscar F. Cole, of Lenox. The bride was very prettily attired in blue with silk over dress. The groom was dressed in blue cutaway full dress and the couple looked very nice as they stood underneath the large bell which was suspended from the ceiling. After the ceremony, which was performed by Squire Swartz, a bountiful repast was served to which the guests did ample justice. The evening was spent in music.

S.W. Bridgewater - William Kelly, Jr., who has been studying dentistry in Philadelphia, has returned home for the summer.

Harford - Mrs. Sarah A., wife of D. M. Farrar, died very suddenly Tuesday morning of neuralgia of the heart. The funeral services were held Thursday at one o'clock in the Congregational church. The Odd Fellows attended in a body.

Forest Lake - Stanley Warner, who has been visiting relatives in Reno, Nevada, has returned to this place, and is busy shaking hands with his many friends. His sister and her husband, E. W. Taylor, accompanied him home and are now visiting brothers, sisters and friends whom they had not seen in 39 years.

South Montrose - E. G. Mitchell, a reformed actor, will speak at Union church, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., subject "The Evils of the Stage or the Influence of a Christian Life." Mr. Mitchell is a student at Moody's school, Northfield. He will also speak Sunday evening, in the M.E. church, Montrose, on "The Dark Side of an Actor's Life."

Springville - Pierce Kinney has moved to rooms over H. Williams' hardware store and Lathrop & Kinney opened the ice cream season with free cream to all. A special invitation was given to the Daughters of Rebekah, who were present in full force after their Lodge meeting adjourned.

Birchardville - The house of Wm. Clark was burned Saturday at noon. The family was at dinner and hearing the noise of flames, ran out of doors, only to find the roof in flames. They were able to save most of their goods, but the house was totally destroyed with an insurance of one-half. It is a severe blow to Mr. and Mrs. Clark and many expressions of sympathy are heard.

NEWS BRIEF - The old scheme to carve a new county out of portions of Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, with Carbondale as the County Seat, is again revived.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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