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May 18 1894/1994

West Lenox - Uncle James Gow, who is in his eighty ninth year, is hale and hearty and often does a hard days work in the cornfield then walks to the acre, a mile or more from his home and after chatting with the boys an hour or so winds his way home again as merry and chipper as a man of 50. May your shadow never grow less, Uncle James.

Harford - John Carpenter, a Nine Partner, made it a rule to plant corn May 12, warm or cold. AND The Scientific Fertilizer Company of Pittsburgh has heard of Harford’s Farmer Club, and wants to sell to them badly. The Secretary wrote them that the Club had favorites much nearer home. AND Aunt Lurana Follet, who was thought to be very near death’s door, is better. She lately slept almost continuously for a week. She is past 80. AND W.L. Thatcher’s face was beaming with pleasure a few days ago. He was presented with the old map of Attleborough, Mass., that hung in Aunt Lydia Carpenters pantry when he was a small boy. He longed so for this map while writing the Centennial History of Harford, but it could not be found. It is very minute in detail, well preserved, 62 years old. Readers of the Independent Republican will hear more of this map in the near future.

Susquehanna - Misses Grace; Burrhus, Lyda Smith. Ida Shappee and Mattie Townsend constitute the Graduating class of ‘94 of the Susquehanna Graded School. AND Architect T.L. Lacey of Binghamton has completed plans for the Odd Fellows bldg.

Lindaville - O.H. Newcomb, of Fleetville, agent for Grand Union tea Co., called on Lindaville customers recently.

Springville - Mrs. R.A. Taylor, is very busy weaving carpet. She knows how to weave good ones too. AND Have you called at Mrs. Grattan’s new store? If you have not, it will pay you to do so as she has goods and prices to suit all. She has just received a fine line of Hamburgs, ladies shin waists, corsets, underwear, millinery, and fancy goods of all descriptions; ladies underwear and readymade wrappers, and almost everything you want. Come and see for yourselves.

Herrick Centre - Liveryman Bowell went up to his farm, on Ararat, last Thursday, to drive down some cattle. He left the team in charge of his four year old boy for a minute. The horses became frightened and ran five miles, with the boy hanging on to the lines for dear life. When they reached Movers Hotel they ran into the carriage of R.R. Davis, throwing Mrs. Davis out, hurting her quite badly. Mr. Davis team broke loose and took the trade for Uniondale where they were caught. Mr. Bowell’s boy was landed on the bank but was not hurt. By the catastrophe two wagons were wrecked, Bowell’s fine team spoiled, and Davis nearly so.

South Gibson/Auburn - The Union Mission Band met with Mrs. W. Judson on Wednesday last.

Montrose - When one of our townsmen was in Philadelphia on March 2, attending the 28th Encampment the State’s G.A.R. he visited the new City Hall. It covers 4 12 acres, has 750 rooms, height of main tower 547 ft. A statue of Wm Penn stood near the hall, ready to be placed on the topmost pinnacle. This statue weighs 60,000 pounds, is 37 feet high, the nose is 13 inches long, mouth 14 inches wide, face 3 ft. 3 in.; buttons on coat 6 inches in diameter, fingers 2-1/2 ft. long. When in position the hat will be 584 feet from ground making, we believe, the tallest structure in America.

Hop Bottom - Can Stone, the popular landlord at the Foster House, Hop bottom, is doing extensive repairing shingling, papering, painting and carpeting. Can will have when finished and equipped, one of the best furnished and equipped hostelries between Binghamton and Scranton. His effort to keep a first-class house is appreciated by the public.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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