October 19 1894/1994
Elkdale - Miss Anna Caton, of Elkdale, who took the course at Woods College of Business and Shorthand, has been placed in a good position by that institution, in Scranton.
Montrose - D.V. Gardiner has fitted up a part of his storeroom for a cigar factory. He has an experienced cigar maker at work, and expects to put on more men from time to time. We hope Dave may build up a cigar factory here, bigger than Kent’s, in Binghamton. AND Last Friday evening Rough & Ready Fire Company gave a practical exhibition of the working of their new chemical engine. A small building was erected in front of the Court House, filled with wood saturated with oil, and then set on fire. After the flames had got an excellent start, the fire alarm was sounded, and Rough and Ready appeared upon the scene with their new apparatus. When the door of the building was thrown open the flames rushed out in a great volume, but in about five seconds they were entirely extinguished, so well did the chemical fluid do the business. The fire was then started again and put out even quicker than before. The two cylinders of the engine will hold about seventy gallons, which, it is calculated, will last about twenty minutes. When the supply is exhausted the cylinders are again filled and it is immediately ready for use. The boys are very proud of the new machine and well they may be. On Tuesday evening another test of the apparatus was made, with highly satisfactory results.
West Brooklyn - N.O. Lindsley’s family have bought an organ and closed up the gap, making seven organs in a row. Why cannot we have some music?
Lindaville - Mr. H.D. Judd, of Pittston, visited Lindaville on Monday, in the interest of the National Casket Company.
Hop Bottom- Loomis Wright, who is 86 years old, raised a white radish in his garden this season that weighed 9 pounds. Who can beat that?
Clifford - It is not commendable to see boys stay in the entry and around Church doors during divine services. Better go in boys and listed to the sermon.
Auburn Corners - Pam Harris was run over by a cow, consequently he is now suffering with many bruises. AND Why shouldn’t we be proud of our neat village. Why, the streets often flow with milk and molasses.
North Jackson - The first snow of the season fell on Sunday. AND A.A. Page, now a resident of Douglas County, Nebraska, has received the nomination for State Representative on the Populist ticket.
Harford - J.T. Tiffany has concluded to make arrangements whereby he can take life a little easier, and has rented his farm to Lee Whitney, of Binghamton, and is going to make a sale the 29th of this month, commencing at 10 o’clock, and will sell his horses, cows, sheep and everything that has accumulated on a farm for 50 years, thereby saving the care of looking after hired men and stock. It will save him a great deal of mental as well as bodily work. The sale will take place at the Dalton Tiffany homestead.
East Rush - Whooping cough has made its appearance in our school.
Lynn - The person who took the drinking cup away from the watering trough near E.C. Eley’s would confer a favor to the public by returning the same to the nail on which it hung.
Thompson - Misses Carrie Messenger and Bessie Lament are visiting in Binghamton.
Compiled By: Betty Smith