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May 23 1890/1990

Brooklyn - A race between Charles McKeever and a horse belonging to J.C. Miller, occurred in Brooklyn Twp. on Saturday evening, May 17. The distance was 10 rods and return and the horse was victorious, outdistancing McKeever a rod in the third heat. The stakes, a box of cigars were enjoyed at McKeever’s expense.

Gibson - We had very heavy rain Monday night and Tuesday morning and our oldest men say they never saw the creek here so high it carried off the long double bridge across Payne’s pond and also a part of Payne and Decker’s mill. The pond overflowed the streets, the water running through N. C. Curtis' house, 6" deep on the floor. His store cellar was full of water, doing considerable damage. George Evarts had a cow killed by lightening in the same shower.

Harford - The Harford Centennial was a great success. Two days of events took place last Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22.

Jersey Hill- Miss Belle Swackhammer is teaching the Jersey Hill School. She is a great teacher.

Lathrop Twp. - The long distance American Telephone and Telegraph Company are building a line from Philadelphia to Chicago by the way of Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo. Through this county it runs along the old Waterford and Drinker Turnpike. There is a gang of thirty-nine men at work here at present.

Montrose - The Montrose Coronet Band will furnish music here on Memorial Day.

Susquehanna - The premises of G. L. Tiffany, on Broad Street, are now enclosed by an elegant wrought iron fence with gilded balls on the tops of the pickets.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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