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November 24 1893/1993

Clifford - Wednesday, November 15th, a carriage containing a gentleman and lady drove up to Squire Wells' house. They were invited in, and making their business known the Squire soon spoke a few words that made them man and wife. The quary is who were they? We hear the man was a World's fair bicycle rider and the lady a New York dressmaker. We presume the Squire knows but says nothing.

Lenoxville - The Lenoxville boys would like to have one more game of ball this fall, but can't find any team to play.

Little Meadows - Scarlet fever is in town, little Pearl Darling Is sick with it.

Forest City - A charter was granted to the Carbondale and Forest city Passenger Railway Company, with a capital of $150,000. The company is chartered for the purpose of building a road from Carbondale to Forest City, a distance of six miles.

Montrose - L.B. Pickett has placed in his residence on Church Street one of the best and most economical hot water heaters we have yet seen. The furnace is very small, using only about one pail of coal per day, but "keeps the temperature of the rooms at summer heat. Ten gallons of water supplies it for one year. One of the greatest beauties about it is its cheapness. By using this system one could almost save enough in the cost of fuel in one year to pay for the heater. Hot water is undoubtedly the method of heating that will be used to a great extent in the future.

Susquehanna - The Susquehanna Journal says that on Tuesday last, while workmen were taking out flagging from Mr. Frank Beebe's quarry, on the hill across the river from that borough, they struck a vein of as nice, bright, anthracite coal as was ever mined. The vein was an outcropping, of course, and its extent is not yet known. ANDThe Erie Decapod-type locomotive No. 805 arrived in Susquehanna after being displayed at the Chicago fair. [This new engine joined five similar engines bought two years earlier for use on Susquehanna Hill; they were the largest of their time. The group were renumbered three times in the next seven years, ending up as Nos. 2500-2505.]

Jackson - Nov. 14th quite a number met at Mr. E.N. Witters, it being his sixty-ninth birthday anniversary, and a pleasant time it was. In the evening all went to the big barn and husked corn for some two hours, which called to mind the old time husking bees 50 years ago. Mr. Witter showed us a hundred potatoes varying in size, a growth from one hill.

Forest Lake Centre - An old fashioned singing school has been organized at Birchardville by Prof. Geo. T. Warner, of Bradford County. He held a musical convention at Birchardville 22 years ago this coming winter.

Susquehanna County - Weather Prophet Foster predicts a blizzard for Thanksgiving day: A telegram from Bordentown, NJ on Tuesday last announced the death of Wm. C. Waters formerly of Friendsville, this county. Mr. Waters united with Montrose Lodge I.O.O.F., soon after its organization in 1846 and continued his membership there until his death. Soon after becoming an Odd Fellow he became permanently physically disabled, a great sufferer and nearly helpless through all his life. His wife, a most estimable lady and an artist, with the benefits received from the Lodge, supported herself for more than forty years, the most of which time they lived at Bordentown. The funeral under direction of the I.O.O.F., will take place on the 25th of November. [Paintings given to the I.O.O.F. by Susan Waters are part of the Historical Society's collection.] AND For your Thanksgiving dinner— Oysters, clams, celery, cranberries, sweet potatoes, Spanish and native onions, cabbage, Florida oranges, lemons, Malaga, Concord and Catawba grapes, bananas, table nuts, confectionery, etc., at Lyons Bakery, Montrose.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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