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November 18 1892/1992

Lawsville Center- An unprincipled mink killed twenty-four chickens for Dell Warner and twenty-one for Frank Travis, and then his “minkship” walked unexpectedly into a trap.

Susquehanna - At the Young Men's Library Association debate it was decided that women ought to vote and hold office.

Brooklyn - Election is over: Republican 193; Democrat 80; Republican majority 113. The vote in 1892 was Republican 158; Democrat 93; Rep. maj. only 65. If the Democrats had made the same gain throughout the state that Brooklyn has, according to the number of voters, the state would have been solid for Grover.

Harford - The firing of cannon at Montrose, last Monday, could be frequently heard here during the afternoon.

Rush - The Treasurer of the sidewalk association is anxious to have a meeting to decide what to do with the funds on hand. The condition of the sidewalks indicates what ought to be done with it.

Forest City - Four years ago, when Harrison was elected President, Woodbury Coyle, of Forest City, fulfilled an agreement he had made with Edwin Corey, of Uniondale, and wheeled the latter in a wheelbarrow from the Forest House to the Davies House. This year, the same agreement was made, but Mr. Coyle did the riding and his opponent furnished the motive power. Mr. Corey wore a Harrison hat heavily draped, while Mr. Coyle sat in the barrow with a rooster under each arm.

Elkdale - Miss Agnes Lyon, the reigning belle in society last winter in this place, is at present residing in Carbondale.

Lynn - Several springs and wells in this place are entirely dry and the people ate drawing water from Lymanville.

Jackson - A church squabble in the Jackson Baptist Church became so hot that the pastor's family have been allowed to come to the verge of starvation, and on Sunday last Pastor Hammond was so much affected by the thoughts of his hungry children at home, the he could not finish his sermon and called upon Elder Lamb to dismiss the congregation. This called the attention of the people at large to the situation in such a way that a goodly amount of provisions for the family, some cash and hay, were contributed for the pastor's benefit.

Montrose - Since diphtheria has occurred in two families in this place, it the duty of every family to withhold all their children from school in case of any sickness until it is determined that they have no contagious disease; this should be strictly adhered to, and thus prevent what might become an epidemic.

Dimock - Mr. N.H. Crisman, one of Dimock's oldest citizens, has voted for fifteen presidents. On last Election Day he rode a spirited young horse to the polls and cast his vole for Cleveland. Monday he drove to Montrose and did his duty toward making the jollification the great success that it was.

Montrose - The Jollification: A lively scene was witnessed in front of the Post Office [in Montrose] during the Democratic jollification Monday evening. A large basket of Roman candles were being distributed by those in the procession, when in some way, either by accident or design, they were set on fire. The result was magnificent, but rather dangerous for the bystanders several persons had their clothing burned, and horses were so badly frightened at the bombardment that several runaways were imminent. Dr. Mackey's team was standing in front of Sparks & Co.'s Drug Store. When the balls from the Roman candles began to fly around them they were commenced rearing and backing. The doctor, who was silting in the buggy, was taken by surprise, and but for the timely assistance of S.G. Fancher, who sprang and grabbed the animals by the bit, the vehicle would have been overturned.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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