October 16 1896/1996
Montrose - The new blast furnace at Beach's foundry was used for the first time on Tuesday and the trial proved highly satisfactory. AND Prof. Hawk, who was a resident here 3 or 4 years ago, died at his home in Tuscarawas, Ohio. Prof. Hawk was the leader of the Montrose Cornet band and also conducted the Presbyterian choir. He was possessed of rare musical ability and could play almost any instrument to perfection.
Red Rock - A petrified rattlesnake was found near Red Rock a few days since.
Brandt - Work has resumed at the American Chair Company after a brief shutdown.
Hallstead - The bell in the belfry of the new school house rang on Saturday last at 5:30 p.m. It was a welcome sound.
Harford - One of the most novel epitaphs ever written is inscribed on a tombstone in the Harford cemetery. The stone is that of John Gawes, who died Nov. 19th, 1843, aged 67 years and reads thus. "Death is the end of human life, It separates man and wife, In deeds of love he was not barren, He imitated Moses and Aaron.
Glenwood - George Hunt of this place has secured a situation in the powder mill at Peckville. He started for his work last Tuesday. AND Miss Lucy Conrad has two fine canary birds for sale. They are young birds and good singers.
Birchardville - The steeple was raised on the new church here, last Friday. AND Myron Bradshaw and family and W.E. Ball and family went to Wilkes-Barre a short time ago to visit their friends at that place and on their return the train stopped in Scranton and Myron thought it was necessary to purchase some fishing tackle and left the train for that purpose and on his return found he was left. Their destination being Hopbottom, he took the next train to Nicholson and on arrival there learned that the train went no farther. He then started on foot, following the track and counting the ties to Hopbottom.
Springville - A new firm has made its appearance in town and is known as Compton and Johnson. They have headquarters in the north end of Hungerford & Co.'s store, and will dispense meats of all kinds to the public. AND When you’re getting a cut price of $6.75 for repainting a spindle body, open buggy, bear in mind this fact, that Culver has never charged but $6 for this same Job.
Lawsville - The people of this place were quite excited last week over a mad dog. Several cattle and hogs are alleged to have been bitten; but we have heard of no serious results as yet.
Dimock - Chas. Alien had an old fashioned logging bee last week.
South Gibson - Smith Dornblazer has a rattlesnake with eight rattles which he keeps in a box for the amusement of his friends.
Susquehanna - Erie Hose Co., No. 1, will hold its annual ball in Hogan Opera House, on Thanksgiving Day.
Lynn - On passing the farm of Gilbert Palmer, who was 85 years old last March, we saw him laying wall near the road side, handling the stones as active as most of the young men of Lynn.
South Gibson - Mrs. Cyrus Tiffany of Grand Island, Nebraska, daughter of N. Pickering, of South Gibson, died recently.
Clifford - Lewis Ayres has 1000 bushels of apples in his cellar. Apples are cheap, the crop being very large. Farmers are expecting better prices for their crops after we get a Republican administration.
North Jackson - One month hence we'll relapse into political quietude until the country7 must be again rescued. Such is American politics. AND Arnie Marsh, E.R. Barrett's North Jackson butcher, has from Oct. 1, 1895 to Oct. 1, 1896, slaughtered 138 head of cattle, dressing 59,509 pounds of beef; also 231 lambs, 1726 chickens and manufactured 2853 lbs. of sausage. All has been used in Mr. Barren's trade in Susquehanna.
East Lenox - A horse owned by Moses Truesdell ran away recently, and jumping off Lenoxville Bridge was killed.
Choconut - The wind storm did considerable damage. Laying all fences low and uprooting trees, but the heaviest loser was Mr. A. O'Reilly, for it completely destroyed two of his barns.
Compiled By: Betty Smith