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November 4 1892/1992

Elkdale - L.J. Wells and James I. Stevens have assumed the honor and responsibility attending fatherhood with becoming dignity. Hezekiah Lowry is happy over his newly acquired title grandpa

Union Dale - Charles and Nelvin Empet took two loads of farm produce to Scranton for D.J. Evans last week.

Hop Bottom - S. Shook, of Springville, was here Monday with a wagonload of very nice honey.

Montrose - H.H. Fordham is agent for the Mosely Folding Bath Tub. This tub is cheap, handy, portable, self-heating, and ornamental, occupying very little space when not in use. They can be attached, if desired, to water pipe and receive hot water from water back in the range. Those wanting a bathtub would do well to examine descriptive circulars.

Lathrop - Oct 19, there was a chicken pie supper at the home of our postmistress, Mrs. Mary Strickland. The proceeds go to the M.E. Church at Lakeside. It was a very enjoyable time, with a good financial result.

Birchardville - Your correspondent was the recipient of a lovely bouquet from the flower garden of Mrs. Ackley Walker, Oct 22, near Forest Lake composed of several different kinds of dahlias and beautiful chrysanthemums, untouched as yet by the icy finger of Jack Frost. Mrs. Walker is a lover of the beautiful flowers, and consequently gives them good attention. These kindly gifts many times cheer the shut-ins, and send a ray of sunshine into their hearts and homes.

Harford - We were pained to hear of the sudden death of Thos. Darrow at Forest City. His afflicted wife was one of Harford's faithful teachers in the years gone by, known as Miss Lucy Warner.

Bridgewater - The mercury took a tumble of about twenty-five degrees on Friday night [Nov 4], and Saturday morning found the earth robed in white, the result of several severe snow squalls. During the morning the squalls developed into a young blizzard.

News Briefs - A Wild Night: A few years ago the young boys and girls, in order to celebrate Halloween, went out on the streets in the early evening to play innocent jokes upon each other, to throw beans at the windows of, or ringing doorbells of their little acquaintances that remained indoors. This was about the extent of their offending. But for the last three to five years the matter has grown much worse and instead of being confined to the little folks, is now indulged in at late hours by young men who do not stop with innocent fun, but who assume a license not granted them in the statute books, to do about as much to annoy innocent and defenseless people and to damage property as they please. At one house, occupied by a highly respectable and nervous young woman who happens just now to be living alone, they carried gates from all over the neighborhood and piled them on her front stoop, with a tremendous noise. Two ladies occupying another house were treated like-wise with the firing of a small cannon added. At Miss Emily Blackman's they tore up her boardwalk. At Kenyon's they broke his doorbell. At a late hour they fired the big cannon on the public grounds. This was annoying to all citizens, but must have proved particularly so to Sheriff Miller's family whose little girl lay dangerously ill. Later they jammed the cannon into one of the entrances to the new school building and piled some of the Water Co.’s huge pipes on top of it. These are only samples of what was going on all over town.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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