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October 04 1897/1997

Stevens Point - The funeral of Mrs. Charrington, occurred from the Stevens Point Free Methodist church on Tuesday. She was over 100 years of age and was doubtless the oldest inhabitant of Susquehanna Co.

Montrose - Tonsorial artist, Henry Smith, whose pleasant parlors under Gardiner's cigar store enjoy an ever increasing popularity as a resort at which hair and whiskers are amputated, "without pain," has found that his enlarged patronage demands an assistant, and he has secured the services of Harry Slocum, of Susquehanna, who is gentlemanly and obliging and an up-to-date manipulator of the razor and shears.

Great Bend - The telephone exchange has been removed from F. E. Sands' Drug Store to Kyling's Bakery.

Susquehanna - In Beebe Park, on Monday, the Great Bend club won 2 games from the Susquehanna club and secured the championship. During the series of 16 games both clubs have played good ball.

Lynn - George Gesford has moved in his new shop on Main street, where he is ready to do all kinds of work in his line of business, including shoeing horses, repairing wagons, sleighs, cutters, carts, tools and mowing machines, cheap for cash.

Oak Hill (Oakland Twp.) - Miss Grace Waterman, who teaches school on Oak Hill, while walking in a field, killed 14 rattlesnakes with a stick less than three feet long. Three of them had 15 rattles on.

Ararat - Mrs. Freelove Brooks is laid up with erysipelas.

Brookdale - Sept. 15th a party of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Robert Boren to celebrate his 50th birthday. It was a complete surprise to Mr. Boren, he having his barn floor covered with rye ready to spend the day threshing. In the evening the time was spent with music and dancing. The Red Men of Franklin Forks, of which Mr. Boren is a member, presented him with a fine easy chair. His children presented him with a writing desk. Several other presents were given; one was a carving knife and fork from Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Corbett. A most enjoyable time is reported.

Fairdale - Fairdale home guards came home [from Lattimer mines] arriving late on Saturday evening. We hope the thing will not have to be repeated. It costs too much.

Gibson - D. E. Evans, of Gibson, raised 82 1/2 bushels of rye on two acres and 85 rods of land. Gelatt Bro's who did the threshing say it was the largest yield they have known in 15 years experience.

Lathrop - Lathrop schools are taught as follows: Maple Grove, T. J. Lean; Glenwood Switch, Lee Kinney; Pine Grove, Mary Redding; Lakeside, Chas. Hunt; Hillsdale, Rose Risely; Deckertown, Taylor Hinkley; West Valley, Gertrude Deans.

Clifford - B. F. Wells and Wife, L. Z. Burdick and wife, and others of this place are ready to start for Florida to spend the winter.

Harford - As we go to press, the Harford fair is in full blast, with good weather. Many exhibitors went from Montrose, among the most extensive being; G. H. Watrous, cloaks, etc.; J. E. O'Brien, furniture; D. C. Titman, wagons.

Forest City - J. C. Hogan is circulating nomination papers to have his name placed on the state ticket as the new Liberal party's candidate for auditor general. AND The amount of money put into circulation at the last pay day was greater than for many previous years, and it is expected that the next pay, about middle of October, will be the largest in the history of the town. The miners have received so much work and the business men and all the people, in fact, in that lively town, are feeling good. Besides, there is good prospects that the D&H Co. will put up a new breaker and open more mines soon. Forest City seems likely to have a real boom. The small production in the Hazleton region has made business for the other coal towns.

News Briefs: The veterans who followed Sherman in his march to the sea have a delightful trip in prospect, the State furnishing free transportation for them to attend the dedication of the Pennsylva-nia monuments on the battleground at Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain. Among those who are entitled to go are Col. E. S. Handrick, of Tunkhannock and C. A. Hungerford, of Springville; G. H. Sheldon and N. G. Sherman, of Lynn; B. O. Camp, of Montrose and Robert Blakeslee, of Nicholson, all members of the 9th Pennsylvania cavalry. The survivors of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, some of which were mustered in this county, will also attend. They will go about the 9th of October.

A lot of Indian skeletons, well preserved, were found while excavating for a barn at Plainsville, Pa. They were probably killed at the time of the Wyoming massacre.

The first American newspaper was established in September, 1690.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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