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November 23 1894/1994

Birchardville - M.L. Ball, of this place, is dealing quite extensively in boots, shoes and rubber goods and finds a ready sale for the same especially since election is over and peace once more reigns in our pleasant valley on the middle branch of the beautiful Wyalusing Creek.

Montrose - The county commissioners have sent letters to every Justice of the Peace in the county, informing them that after the first day of December, 1894, no premiums will be paid by the county on the scalps of noxious animals, and requesting them to pay no premiums after the receipt of said letter. The same action has been taken by the majority of counties throughout the State.

Herrick Centre - The Ladies Aid of the Baptist church will give a New England supper at the home of A. Corey, Thanksgiving night.

Hallstead - Burglars were not captured by the "bravest" of Hallstead police. Some said they were afraid to shoot for fear of hitting them tell you our policemen are very tender hearted and considerate for peoples feelings.

Lindaville - Jas. Bailey, the Lindaville nimrod, brought in 25 pheasants and 12 rabbits, besides furnishing violin music for a dance at J.S. Waldics1, of Brooklyn, the past week.

Harrisburg - Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Henry M. Houck, says Dr. Schaeffer, the Superintendent, will not favor compulsory education. Mr. Houck says, “Much as we all believe in education, Dr. Schaeffer would hesitate a long time before saying anything to force children into the school houses, in the condition that many buildings are at present. If I could have my way, would have a law enacted that after 1900 no new citizen, whether home or foreign born, would be allowed to vote unless he could read and write the English language. This would be giving everybody fair notice, and believe it would solve the problem of compulsory education.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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