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November 21 1901/2001

Susquehanna - The Lovett Boston Concert Company will appear in Hogan Opera House on Saturday evening. AND Thomas H. Lanning, one of Susquehanna's expert mechanics, has been appointed General-foreman of the Lehigh Valley's shop at Buffalo.

Hopbottom - Prof. B. Lewis McKeen, organist, pianist, vocalist, assisted by Mrs. Mabel McKeen, gave an entertainment in the M. E. church Monday evening. Prof. McKeen, who has been blind since infancy, was a graduate of the Institute for the Blind at Batavia, NY. Owing to the inclemency of the weather your correspondent did not attend so cannot write results.

North Jackson - Col. C. C. Pratt's remembrance of the Jackson Public Library in the gift of a generous check and the yearly loan of 50 volumes from the Pratt Library, New Milford, insures its success. AND Slight falls of snow the past few nights, just enough to make the ground white. On the Thomson, Starrucca and Ararat hills the fall was heavy enough to make what hunters term a tracking snow, and people from the adjoining cities and town are tramping these hills in search of game.

South New Milford - A few neighbors of Joseph Powers made him a wood bee and got him nearly ten cords of wood.

Silver Lake - Miss Bessie Rodgers has gone to Brooklyn to assist in the Children's hospital. This is her first step in fitting herself for a trained nurse.

East Dimock - James Greenwood has purchased the homestead farm of his father and will soon occupy it, we understand.

Jackson Valley - James Jones and wife have moved in George Buxton's tenant house. Mr. Jones is now prepared to do blacksmithing for the public. AND Arthur Williams passed through this place on Saturday on his way to Scranton with his beautiful new matched span of Clydesdales.

Little Meadows - The death of ex-Sheriff Ward Deuel occurred at his home here early Wednesday morning, Nov. 27. Mr. Deuel, just a short time before the close of is term as Sheriff of Susquehanna county, suffered a slight stroke of paralysis, since which time his health has been gradually failing, and for the past few weeks he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Deuel was a man of strict integrity, highly respected, and with a host of friends who will mourn his early death. Funeral services will be held from his home, Friday at 2.

Montrose -The Chester Reed Colored Concert Company of Montrose, is an organization which, although new, is capable of giving a neat and interesting entertainment. They recently gave a meritorious performance in Dimock. The company is composed of the following: Messrs. Reed, VanRenssalaer, Smith and Norris and Misses Phebe VanRenssalaer and Hattie Smith, Vocalists.

Auburn Twp. - On a farm adjoining his present home, John W. Lott was born on May 5, 1818. He died on Nov. 10, 1901. John married Lovinia Halleck, March 18, 1840. He then settled in the woods and commenced making his home and cleared up the farm adjoining the place where he lived. He is the last of the old settlers that commenced to clear away the forest and make the beautiful farms on the main road leading from the State road to Meshoppen, a distance of 12 miles. After the death of his first wife he married 2nd Martha Orr on Nov. 10, 1890, who lovingly cared for him in his declining years. Six children were born to John and Lovinia and four survive, along with two brothers, Milton and Charles, two sisters, 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral was held at Jersey Hill with six grandsons as pallbearers: John, Edward, Ziba, Bliss and Bruce Lott and Preston Linabury.

Lenox - Apples were never known to be so scarce in this locality as they are this year. AND There are more hunters than game in this vicinity. One day recently two of Mike Maloney's sons were hunting when one of them accidentally shot the other. Three good- sized shot entered the head, but it is not known as yet just how serious it may prove.

Forest City - The council met in special session and appointed Joseph Ackerman as inspector of work on the new borough building. His pay was fixed at $2 per day. AND The friends of Joseph Lewis and Mrs. Mary Roberts were surprised to learn that they were quietly married on Saturday eve, Nov. 16, by Rev. C. A. Spalding.

East Rush - East Rush Creamery Co. held a meeting Saturday night for the purpose of letting the wood and hiring butter makers. They ordered 100 cords of wood at an average of $1.24 per cord. They also hired E. W. Estus to run the creamery for another year. AND In Rush the new windows have been placed in the Methodist church: they are "dandies." The new seats are also on hand.

Glenwood - Diphtheria is prevailing here. One of Wm. Bell's children has succumbed to the terrible disease and more of the family are under the doctor's care. AND It does not take a clairvoyant to tell where the chickens went. The party who ate them could say with truth that they were fat and juicy, but it was rather mean to get them that way.

Clifford - B. F. Wells and wife and Otis C. Severance and wife started for the sunny south last Tuesday. They go to Sea Breeze, Florida to spend the winter.

New Milford - Aaron Aldrich celebrated his 50th year as a blacksmith, Nov. 16. Nearly the whole of that long period has been spent in the shop where he still does business.

Kingsley - Miss Hartley, of Hallstead, was in town Thursday displaying a fine assortment of samples of wearing apparel from Chicago.

Lanesboro -Alice Morgan, age 10, died on Saturday morning of diphtheria. Harry McNerny, age 13, died on Monday morning. On the account of closing school Misses Blanche Barton, Rena Brown and Messrs. Carl Tewksbury, Glenn Blasdell, and Walter Putnam have returned to their homes. We understand that Walter Putnam is very ill with diphtheria.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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