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May 04 1906/2006

Birchardville - All comrades, Sons of Veterans, and those interested in Memorial Day at Birchardville, are requested to meet at the church on Friday evening, May 11, at 8 o'clock, to arrange for Memorial Day services.

Forest City - While proceeding from Vandling to Forest City late, in the evening, a young man named Constantine Machin was held up by four unknown men. He was stabbed in the arm and relieved of about $40. The police now have the case in hand.

Upsonville - Banker Bros. have sold to parties in Maryland seven head of their fine Devon herd at good prices. Their stock bears a remarkable reputation and for years dairymen wishing to improve their stock have depended upon them to furnish the animals.

Montrose - The Burr McIntosh Monthly for May, contains a beautiful panel picture of the new mansion of Chas. M. Schwab, on Riverside Drive, New York City. It is considered the finest residence, inside and out, ever constructed in the Western Hemisphere. It is in this elegant home where Miss Eliza J. Brewster, of Montrose, now lives, acting as private secretary to Mrs. Schwab.

Friendsville - The cornerstone of the new St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church will be laid with imposing ceremonies sometime during the present month, the date to be announced later. The cornerstone will be laid by the Dean, Very Rev. Fr. P. F. Brodrick of Susquehanna, who has also been invited to deliver the sermon.

Alford, Brooklyn Twp. - Travelers over the L & M have some time been taking advantage of the excellent dining service provided at the home of H. L. Hubbard, a short distance below the depot. The business was started merely as an accommodation by Mrs. Hubbard, a couple of years ago, but has developed to a considerable extent of late and is a welcome haven for the tired and hungry traveling public. Shopping parties, business men and the like, when making the return trip from nearby cities, find the long wait in making connections agreeably lessened by disposing of a tempting lunch at these comfortable, well-kept dining rooms. If you are not a regular patron, when going down the line you want to prove for yourself what we have been telling you. A meal only costs 25 cents.

Hallstead - The Methodist congregation has purchased the property adjoining the church on Church street, from Mr. Handrick, and will convert the same into a parsonage.

Kingsley - The whistle of the steam saw mill is a thing of the past, as it has been removed to Hallstead to saw a large amount of logs there.

Middletown - A collection will be taken next Sunday in the Middletown church, by Father Driscoll, for the sufferers in San Francisco and sent to Bishop Hoban of Scranton. The Bishop will forward the amount, together with the collections from all the churches in the diocese, to San Francisco, on May 10.

Susquehanna - T. H. Keffer and John Murphy returned from Meadville, Monday, where they were in the interest of the Erie base ball league. Several new players have been engaged to work for the Erie company, and will give this place a fast team. The grounds have been leased for the season.

Jackson - Trout fishermen were threshing the streams here last week. W.W. Larabee and Oscar Stone made fine catches in Aldrich creek, a branch of the Tunkhannock. AND Horace Sheldon, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sheldon, is visiting his uncle, Parley Potter, in Missouri, and will push on to California later in the season.

Fairdale - The electric storm of Sunday evening that passed through Jessup and Forest Lake townships, wrecked the telephone of Raub Brothers, splitting five of the poles and damaging the phone at Read Raub's house, giving Mr. Raub quite a shock.

Great Bend - Aaron Porter, of Binghamton, with horses and George Miller, with a string of horses, are coming this week to train horses for the coming races. This track is noted for the fastest track between New York City and Buffalo. Horsemen like to gather here to give their horses a mark, as they never make better time than here.

Clifford - T. Well's hot house is producing lots of early plants this Spring. He has already transplanted or set out over 1000 fine large cabbage plants.

Ararat - We mention with pride the improvements that are being made at our cemetery. Last week was a busy one with the men grading and fixing to put up a new iron fence in place of the old stone wall, and also with the ladies preparing the dinners, which were eaten with a relish in the Town House, and Oh! such dinners, no wonder the men did such good work to make a place to rest our tired bodies when the dinners were all over, and we go to the eternal feast in the mansion not made by hands. The purchasing of the new fence was due to the faithful efforts of Mrs. Theo. Archer, who has been untiring in soliciting contributions for that purpose. We united in thanking her for her kindness and zeal.

Franklin Twp. - Two R.F.D. Routes start from here May 15. Route No. 1 goes west to Fisk's mill, Old Factory bridge, Snow Hollow, Hill school house, Ward school house, Tripp Lake, Webb Hollenbeck's, Matty McGraw's and down Turrell road to starting point. Route No. 2 goes east to Banker corners to Downs' corner, to Dillon corner, to H.F. Summers' corner, to Geo. Townsends, to E.J. Rhinevault's, to Baker's corner, to Chas. Thomas' corner, back to Summers' corner, to Bailey corner, down turnpike to starting point.

News Briefs: An effort is being made by the National Association of F.R.D. carriers to secure for rural mail carriers an annual allowance of $200 each for the maintenance of their horses, and a bill to that effect has been introduced in congress. These carriers now receive $750 per year for 24-mile routes. The expense of maintaining a horse and rig for this work is estimated at about $290, thus leaving the carrier about $400. AND Strawberries made their appearance in the local markets this week, selling for 20 cents a quart. Those being received at present come from North Carolina.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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