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November 02 1906/2006

Hallstead - The young people of Hallstead and Great Bend held a masquerade ball at Kistler's hall, Great Bend, on Hallowe'en evening. The music was furnished by Susquehanna people and all report an enjoyable time.

Susquehanna - The rabbit season opened yesterday, now the sportsmen want to use judgment and not use ferrets. No sportsman will use one and it is against the law and should be lived up to. AND Bert L. White, of Montrose, who recently resigned as Rural mail carrier, Route 2, is removing his family to Susquehanna where he has a good job in the wood working department of the Erie shops which is in line with his trade. He is a pleasant and straightforward young man and the Democrat wishes him all kinds of success in his change. Fred Hawley, the plumber, also has a job in the Erie shops there.

Brooklyn - A dancing class of over 30 members has been formed here. Prof. Fuller has placed a piano in the village hall for the class, which meets every Saturday evening.

Springville - E. H. Sherman and family are preparing to leave for California and they expect to start Wednesday of this week. Mr. Sherman and his wife are highly esteemed and their going will be a matter of regret. The lodge, ladies' aid and church will miss their presence and help. They have the best wishes of their neighbors and friends as they start on their western trip. Friends gathered for a little surprise on Monday evening. About 40 were present and spent a very pleasant evening.

Uniondale - Found between Susquehanna and Windsor a ladies' hand satchel; contents two watch keys, hair pins, black beaded and common purse, thimble and C, &c; tell what the C was, and which side of the river lost, address L. P. Norton, Uniondale, Susq'a Co.,.

Glenwood - The blacksmiths of this county are trying to form a union, which, undoubtedly, will be a success. Let the good work go on.

Oakley/Hop Bottom - On Saturday last, about noon, a freight train going east on the D.L. & W. was wrecked between this place and Foster [Hop Bottom], caused by a broken car wheel. An oil tank exploded, then took fire and burned four carloads of oil in barrels. The flames, which were terrific, were seen for miles. Traffic on the road was interfered with until about midnight in consequence. No one was hurt, though a large crowd had gathered to see the sight.

Pleasant Valley, Auburn Twp. - Some of the farmers in Auburn are being greatly annoyed by losing their turkeys while out rambling on their farms. It is feared they are shot or killed by some of the many hunters or their dogs that throng the woods and fields. The hunters ought to appreciate the farmers' kindness in allowing them the privilege of hunting the game on their farms without destroying their property, and should the miscreants be found out, they may not fare so fine.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Judging from the amount of cider made on this hill this fall there will be considerable visiting done. Friends who did not know you for the past two years will call.

Rush - The Rush High School opened Oct. 21st, with a large attendance and bids fair to be a success, which is the wish of all sensible people.

Upsonville, Franklin Twp. - A big wind storm visited this place Oct. 27, 1906 and did some damage to orchards and buildings. Considerable thunder and lightning, followed by snow, followed this storm. It completely unroofed the big barn of R.C. Tobey, taking rafters and everything and hurling them off in the meadow below.

Montrose - A very enjoyable masquerade dance was given by the young ladies of the Semper Felix Club to their gentlemen friends at the Colonial Wednesday night. The party composed a score of couples, who met at the Curry boarding house prior to the dance, being in costume, and were admitted by card. When all were assembled they walked to the hall, a short distance away, and for a number of hours rollicking All Hallowe'en merriment held sway. The costumes varied from the gorgeous to the severely plain, and were somber or ludicrous, as their wearers designed. His Satanic Majesty and witches joined heartily with the parson, Mother Goose, Goddess of Liberty, the Grecian maid, the Jew Hibernian, Uncle Josh, cowboys and girls, Indian Princesses and a score of other characters in having for their one object a good time. The hall was decorated in autumn style, with pumpkin moonshines, Japanese lanterns, bunting and paper festooning much in evidence, creating a beautifully weird effect.

Harford - Harford Choral Union was organized on Tuesday--President, Dr. Hooven; vice president, Eva Sophia; director, Prof. J. A. Sophia; secretary, Minnie Darrow; treasurer, Rev. U. Usher. Meetings on Fridays at 7:30.

Thompson - The farmers of Thompson township are putting up "No trespassing on these premises" on their farms. The city shooter has made it dangerous for some to venture from the house, their shooting was so reckless.

Lakeside - The L. L. A. have purchased a fine new bell for the School building so that now they can tell the time of day by the ringing of the bell.

Forest City - The application for a county bridge over the Lackawanna river was approved by the Grand Jury.

That County Poor House - As next Tuesday is election day, is it not time the farmers in this county wake up to the above question and decide to vote a solid no and let the towns support their own poor. The Auburn & Rush Poor District, Auburn, Rush, Springville and Forest Lake is a farming community and they are keeping their own poor very nicely on an average of less than 4 mills levy for the past six years. If Montrose, Forest City, New Milford, etc., want a county house, let them build it themselves. The farmer has all the tax he can bear on hand now. [The writer of the above evidently misapprehends the provisions of the law governing county poor houses. The expense will be charged to the towns according to the number of inmates they have. If Auburn, for instance, should have but four and Forest City 12, Forest City would pay three times as much as Auburn, but the cost for each would be less pro rata, when there is but one poor house and one set of officers to maintain, then where there are several sets of stewards and other officers.]

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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