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November 10 1899/1999

Fairdale - The ladies of Fairdale will have their annual chicken pie supper in the basement of the M.E. church, on Friday evening, Nov. 17. All are cordially invited.

Montrose - The 10th day of August last was the 70th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Ellen Mitchell, missionary physician at Maulmein, Burmah, India. The Rangoon News of September gives a very interesting account of the celebration of the event, which is read with great pleasure by the Doctor's friends in Montrose, her native place, and elsewhere in Susquehanna County. AND - Miss Sarah Dolbeare, who lives with her sister Mrs. E. Lathrop on Scenery Hill, was 92 years of age on Nov. 6th. Aunt Sarah is as lively as a cricket. Mrs. Perrin Wells of Bridgewater will be 92 on the 21st of November.

Jackson - Myron French Post, Nov. 512 [Civil War Veterans], held their annual campfire on Wednesday evening, Oct. 25. The evening being propitious, a fair audience came together early in the evening. In place of the old-time custom of using home talent exclusively for the entertainment, it was reduced to the address by Rev. D. I. Sutherland of Susquehanna, which held the entire audience from start to finish rapt in interest, carrying all of his listeners back to the scenes which many only recollect from history. Mr. Geo. Larabee and family came to the platform with two of their well-chosen patriotic airs, while the colored quartet from Montrose came to the front and brought up the rear with their captivating songs which brought out encore after encore from an all-ready well pleased audience.

Lanesboro - Rev. Hunter Reid has recently been doing missionary work in Africa near where the Boers and the British are fighting. When last heard from Mr. Reid was rapidly making a pedestrian tour across the country to catch a steamer for home.

Herrick Centre - Ed. Walker has sold his cows and in the near future will move to Uniondale and occupy the hotel.

Franklin Forks - The remains of Mrs. Lyman Beebe, a war of the Rebellion widow, was brought to this place for her funeral and burial, Oct. 30th, from Hallstead. Mrs. Beebe's early life was spent in this place. From here her husband went to the war from which he never returned. She lived and brought up her family in our midst, but for a few years past, and in her old age she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. L. Frudd, in Hallstead. Mrs. Beebe was nearly 80 years old. She leaves two daughters in Hallstead and one son, living in Washington Territory. She rests in our little cemetery among her native hills. AND - G. P. Stockholm lost one of his horses. Old Jim, as he was called, was always ready for any kind of work or business.

Gibson - John Potter, having bought the Gillespie mill property is erecting a new mill on the site of the one burned. Griswold Gelatt and a Mr. Adrian are doing the work. He intends to place the engine and machinery from his home plant onto it.

Lawsville Centre - The Oregon Indian Medicine Company, having made a three weeks' stay here, have gone to Franklin Forks.

Susquehanna - Mr. D. M. Handrick, of Great Bend, a graduate of Boston Embalming College, has taken charge of the furniture and undertaking establishment of Mrs. O. T. Smith and is ready for all orders in furniture dealing and picture framing. Orders will receive prompt and satisfactory attention.

Hopbottom - G. W. Strupler has two incubators in operation, each having a capacity of 360 eggs, and at this writing the chicks are coming out. AND - Mr. H. W. Ball is improving finely for one of his age. He has a farm of 50 acres with two very nice stone quarries on it, which pays well, to sell or trade for a house and lot.

Kingsley - Rumor says there is to be an acid factory put up at Oakley in the near future.

Hallstead - At a meeting of the Good Citizens League recently the decision was made to change the name to "The Citizens League of Susquehanna Co." A donation of $500 was made by the president, D. Arthur Teed, on the basis of $100 annually for 5 years, to insure the stability of the organization. Arrangements were made for the formation of a "Citizens Library," and donations of 50 volumes were made by President Teed, Sec. B. F. Bernstein and Hon. S. B. Chase. Col. C. C. Pratt, of New Milford, granted temporary circulation of 100 volumes of the Pratt Memorial Library of New Milford, exchangeable for other complements of 100 volumes until the Citizen's library is established independently.

Brushville - About 25 former members of the Baptist church in Susquehanna contemplate organizing a church, here, their home.

South Auburn - Mrs. and Mrs. W. S. Lewis, of Custer co., Nebraska, Mrs. Fred Rush and son, of Vestal Centre, NY and Mrs. Ed Smith, of Wyalusing, have been visiting Mrs. Chas. Marshall. The sisters had not met for 16 years. They all visited at the home of Mrs. Thomas Jackson, who is a daughter of Mrs. Marshall.

NEWS BRIEFS - Binghamton is the third largest cigar making city in the United States. New York ranks first, Key West second and Binghamton third. AND - "Woman Battles a Wild Cat" Under the above heading, and several others, which together occupy three times the space of the article following, we find in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer the following stuff - "Alarmed by the cries of her poultry, Mrs. Hemstead, of Cascade Valley [near Susquehanna], last evening, went into her barn where she saw a large wildcat eating a turkey. She returned to the house, secured an axe, returned to the barn and gave battle to the wildcat, killing it after a severe struggle in which she was painfully lacerated and her clothing was badly torn. The wildcat weighed 30 pounds." It's funny how the Metropolitan newspapers swallow such stuff.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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