May 15 1896/1996
Auburn - Miss Ida Sheen, of Dimock, came over on her wheel and spent a few days with the Grow family last week. We consider her quite an expert rider.
Birchardville - For the first time in 60 years or more the citizens of this vicinity have been without a blacksmith for the last month. Ansel Rogers, of Rush, has now taken possession and is expecting to work at blacksmithing for the coming year.
Middletown Centre - W.H. Minehan has got his big supply of nursery stock and is busy dealing them out to his many customers. He has added a new branch to his business, that of moving household goods. Any one in need of his help will do well to call on him as he can pile on a good load with safety. Will is a hustler.
Lenox - Mrs. Maggie Keech has an excellent line of millinery goods at her rooms, over Maxey’s store. Don't fail to give her a call before purchasing elsewhere. AND Lenox Township has six churches, four post offices and a large majority of Republican voters.
Susquehanna - The water wheel and other equipment for the Susquehanna Electric Light Co.'s new plant has arrived. With waterpower, the shareholders expect to live long enough to receive a dividend. The coal bills have been devouring the receipts.
Harford - The chimney of the Guile tannery, some 80 feet high, is to be taken down. It is not a pleasant thought that the tanning industry, carried on since 1810 or 1815, in Harford, has come to an end.
Lanesboro - The Delaware & Hudson road will run fifteen excursion trains this season, from Scranton to Lanesboro, to connect with the steamers "Erminie" and "Idlewilde."
Forest City- The Forest City Philharmonic Society will produce the drama, "Heroes of '76," in the opera house at that place on the evening of May 30. AND Rev. P.B. Kennedy, having completed his postgraduate course at Princeton College, has returned to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church.
Friendsville - A number of our young people attended the basket party at Carmalt Lake, last week.
North Jackson - Mr. Fred Benson, an enterprising young man of West Jackson, is visiting our people each week, and will supply all who wish with a fine quality of cut meats.
Franklin Forks - A horse running away caused quite a little excitement in town Monday afternoon. While Mr. Foster and wife were on their way to Montrose Mrs. Foster raised her parasol, which frightened the horse, causing it to run away. Mr. & Mrs. Foster were both thrown out, but no injuries were sustained. Montrose The Village Improvement Society would suggest that our citizens burn their waste paper in their stoves, in place of the streets. AND Miss Cora Stevens will conduct a select school in Village Hall this summer, sessions to begin on Monday, May 25th.
Great Bend - Miss Carrie Stevens, our popular Post Mistress, is away on a four weeks vacation. Miss Nellie Reckhow has taken her place during her absence.
Silver Lake - The Montrose and Silver Lake stage is a thing of the past, the mail being now carried on a bicycle. This arrangement is not looked upon with favor by those not owning horses, and dependent on Montrose for their household supplies.
Hallstead - Mr. Bullard, father of H.O. Bullard, our feed merchant, intends building a house on the corner of Park Street and Chase avenue. He already has a barn up and enclosed.
Hickory Grove - A DISGRACEFUL AFFAIR: Wednesday evening of last week a prize fight took place in a barn on a farm near Hickory Grove and a short distance on the Pennsylvania side of the State line, the sluggers being Louis Jester and Mike Dwyer, both of Binghamton. The affair, which was witnessed by a number of sports from Binghamton. Susquehanna, Deposit and other nearby places, broke during the third round in a regular row. It was evident that Jester was getting the better of his opponent and that Dwyer's friends started the fracas to prevent a fight to the finish. A free-for-all fight resulted during which some one commenced firing revolver shots through the roof, to the great consternation and imminent peril of spectators sitting on the beams overhead. A grand rush for the egress followed and ended the contest. The referee, a Dwyer supporter, awarded the fight to Dwyer on a foul, though all fair minded witnesses agree that Dwyer was the only one guilty of the foul.
Compiled By: Betty Smith