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November 20 1896/1996

Rush Centre- E.L. Clapper holds a singing school at Hibbard's hall every Thursday evening. AND G.M. Graham and M. Zacharias went out cooping one night and caught 5 large coons.

Brookdale - Mr. Free, the man that carries the mail between Montrose and Conklin, went to the McKinley blowout last Wednesday evening, and was so affected that the next morning he forgot the mail bag till he had got to Franklin Forks, then had to go back [to Montrose] and get it. It is to be hoped there will not be another such time we did not get our mail until four p.m.

South Gibson - Last week the elopement of Miss Clara Penny with Jerome Rose caused considerable excitement in the east neighborhood. Miss Penny is a young girl, a daughter of Henry Penny; and Jerome Rose, son of Lewis Rose. Miss Penny left home in the morning and as her parents supposed, went to school. She was met by Mr. Rose and they walked to his home, and were soon in a carriage on their way to New York State, where they were married.

West Brooklyn - The elopements of Jerome Rose and Clara Penny caused no little excitement and gossip in our town.)

Oakley - We have new neighbors in the old Wilmarth house, better known as uncle Sewell's place. Hope they will come out and get acquainted with their neighbors.

Elk Lake - Miss Donnie Kennedy, one of our Lake girls, enters with Mr. J.S. Conklin, the "State of Matrimony" today. Earnest wishes for perpetual happiness are breathed for them.

South Gibson - Everett Davall has secured a large amount of honey from his apiary this season. AND Mumps are playing round this vicinity at present.

Brooklyn - One of our Brooklyn boys, Bert Perigo, is now a Policeman in New York. AND The Necktie Social held at the home of Israel Reynolds on Friday evening for the benefit of Evangelical church, was a success.

Birchardville - Mild today. Dandelions in full bloom Nov. 17th. Last Friday morning we experienced a young blizzard, but the snow soon disappeared, leaving the grass green as in Spring.

Susquehanna - New "class R" locomotive No.905 emerged from the Susquehanna shop on Saturday, and is being tested, with very satisfactory results.

Hallstead - Already the silk mill feels the effects of election. New looms are to be added to the plant and the building will probably be enlarged in the spring.

Elkdale - Scranton parties are prospecting at Elk Mountain. Land was leased near the site of the summer hotel that was burned there some years ago, and for several weeks the work of sinking a shaft has been in progress, but an engine and drill has now been brought into use and a shaft will be sunk. The promoters of the enterprise appear to be keeping the affair as secret as possible and what they expect to find is not known.

West Auburn - Nov. 7 was the 50th anniversary of the marriage of David Raub and Amy Pierson. Mr. & Mrs. Raub were married at the old Pierson homestead, near Auburn Center, by Samuel Tewksbury, Esq., and soon began housekeeping on a farm near Beech Grove, where they lived about 26 years. They then moved to their present home near Taylor Hill. To them were born four children; Reta, wife of Charles Fuller, West Auburn; Sarah, wife of Charles Tewksbury, of Elmira, who has been prospecting for gold in the Rocky Mountains this summer; Preston, of Towanda, and Frankie, wife of Abijah James, of Ely, Minn. Two other couples who passed their "golden wedding" anniversary attended. They were Luther Jagger, who married a sister of Charles Fuller nearly 52 years ago and J.G. Taylor, who married Caroline Cogswell. None of the six persons who had been married 50 years had seen a railroad before their marriage.

Harford - Russell Thacher, though 80 years old, played his drum with old time enthusiasm at the village [election] celebration Saturday evening, Nov. 7.

Herrick Centre - The young people of Herrick Centre will hold their 8th annual Thanksgiving supper at the home of George M. Curtis.

Great Bend - Born to Mrs. Arthur Coddington, a daughter. Mrs. Coddington's husband was killed a few weeks ago on the railroad.

Forest City- Joseph Stevens has applied for a patent on a bicycle which promises to revolutionize cycle construction. It is a double chainless gear. The method for applying power is by a shaft and beveled gear much the same as will be used by the new Columbia chainless bicycle. The novel feature is that the gear can be changed from high to low and back to high at the will of the rider. This can be done too, without stopping the wheel or the rider dismounting. A lever is set conveniently so that it can be thrown by the rider's foot, thus changing the gear. The utility of this arrangement is apparent to all riders, who know how much easier it is to climb a hill with a low gear and the desirability of having a high gear on a level road.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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