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November 15 1897/1997

Susquehanna - Leo G. McCauley, an old Susquehanna boy, received a splendid majority. He will make an excellent auditor-general of the State.

Oakland - The Oakland Water Company has just largely increased its water supply by connecting its reservoir with several fine springs upon the Craver farm, in Oakland Township.

Brooklyn - The young ladies of Mr. M.W. Palmer's S.S. class will serve a chicken pie supper in the basement of the Universalist church on Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 25th. A short entertainment will be given by the class. All are invited.

Hopbottom - We were at Mr. Daniel Miles [home] recently. They are aged folks. What pleased us most was the old-fashioned fire place with all of the hooks on the crane from big to little, and the logs on the fireplace. Mrs. Miles, who is an invalid and has not walked in five years, said they had all the kettles to cook with.

Retta - Vern Tewksbury, who has been prospecting for the precious metal in Wyoming during the summer, has returned East and has secured a position for the winter at Buffalo.

Birchardville - A few of the boys of the Birchardville school crossed bats with the scholars at Forest Lake Centre a few days ago. At the close of the game scores stood 7 and 42 in favor of Birchardville. As it was not much of a beat, they intend to try them again.

Jackson - David W. Cole, M.D., has located at Jackson. Dr. Cole is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Baltimore University School of Medicine; passed with success the medical examining board of the state of Maryland in Oct. of 1894, and the state of Pennsylvania, in July 1895. He is Pennsylvania's secretary of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.

Montrose - Geo. H. Watrous calls attention in today's paper to his line of winter underwear. He makes special mention of the men's all-wool, fleeced-lined garments and the women's one-half wool, ribbed garments. AND At the armory on Thanksgiving night, under the supervision of Harry W. Gross, Rough & Ready Chemical and Hose Co. will present the sterling western drama, entitled "The Ranch King."

West Bridgewater - A much enjoyed social event was an old fashioned "husking bee" given last week at the hospitable home of Mr.& Mrs. A.P. Hinds. It was indeed a merry party of young friends and neighbors who gathered by invitation to engage in what, in the good old days, was a social function much in vogue. While the male portion of the assemblage did the husking at the barns, the fair ones passed the time in pleasant social converse within the house. The husking completed, the boys and men returned to the house well laden with the traditional "red ears" which entitle their possessors to reap a sweet reward from willing lips. Next the guests were invited to an elaborate spread of wholesome and substantial viands to which ample justice was done by all present. Old-fashioned games held sway until a late hour when the company reluctantly dispersed. Those in attendance were Mr.& Mrs. Beebe & son Joe, Mr. & Mrs. Barrett Robinson & daughter Miss Jessie, Miss Libbie Sprout, Miss Anna Tyler, J. Mame Keeler, Miss Mame Sweet, Miss Addie Keeler, John Horton, Will Sweet, Franz Mack, Fred Tyler,George Mack, James Clough, Adelbert Tyler, Frank Sprout and many others.

Springville - Twelve deaths occurred in Springville Twp. from Sept. 1896 through Aug. 1897, as follows: Bessie M. Button, ae 24; John Conrad, ae 68; Cornelius Cozine, ae 81; Hascoe A. Fish, ae 25; Ida F. Pickard, ae 41; Isaac Penrith, ae 78; Leon E. Palmiter, infant; Ira Raub, ae 66; John A. Rozelle, ae 48; S.W. Smith, ae 85; A.D. Woodhouse, ae 79; David Wakelee, ae 77. There were also 26 births during the same time.

Herrick Centre - Miss May Allerton of Scranton spent Sunday and Monday with her uncle, G.L. McGonegal. Monday night she took the 10:13 D & H Train homeward, accompanied by her uncle.

Forest City - Forest City is to have a businessmen's carnival, under the management of Kate B. Saxe, similar to the one given in Montrose under her management.

Clifford - Andrew Miller has returned home, after an absence of four months in Tioga county, where he had been selling steam cookers.

New Milford - The New Milford Dramatic Society will, on Nov. 18 and 19, produce "The Deacon," a comedy drama. The object of these performances is to raise money for the purchase of an artificial leg for Charles Brandow, who recently had the misfortune to lose a member.

Rush - The Coroner's Jury met again yesterday and ten witnesses were examined but the session being private it is impossible to state what new facts were produced, but from casual remarks of some of the witnesses it is believed that the knotty tangle which surrounded the untimely taking off of Jackson Pepper is being slowly but surely unraveled.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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