October 9 1896/1996
Dimock - The hoodlums were abroad last Friday night trying to terrify the neighbors. We do not know whether it was free silver that ailed them or bad whiskey or both. A taste of the law would benefit them.
Susquehanna - Some unknown wretches, who will soon be apprehended, are tampering with the electric lights. A number of globes of the lamps in the Exchange street viaduct have been smashed, and on Sunday evening about 50 ft. of rope attached to the lamp near the Grand street cemetery was cut off and carried away. The electric light company has offered a suitable reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of those deeds.
Springville - T.S. Kellogg went to Scranton last week with a load of produce, and had a horse taken sick on the road which died soon after getting in the city.
Forest City- The Republicans held a McKinley & Hobart meeting at that place last Friday evening. A large delegation was expected from Carbondale, as the Erie ran a 15 ct. excursion from there, but as the citizens of Carbondale are the possessors of considerable horse sense, only eleven of them attended. The special train consisted of eight cars.
Great Bend - Miss Hattie Lines spent last week in New York City purchasing goods for her millinery establishment. Let the ladies take due notice thereof and govern themselves accordingly.
Rush - On Saturday last Prof. Button was billing the town for his magical entertainment to be held at Shaner's Hall, Saturday evening, Oct. 10th. The Prof. is a product of Rush township, which he left some years ago to seek his fortune. He succeeded, and in doing so astonished the world, including his friends in Rush. It is no secret that Rush is proud of her Buttons.
Harford - Mrs. Kate Millard is working at the Soldier's Orphan School as assistant matron.
Franklin Forks - The ladies of the M.E. Church will give a Harvest Home supper at Franklin Forks Oct. 23. There will be one bed quilt, white aprons, sweeping caps and other articles offered for sale.
Lawsville - E.C. Potter has rented his store to the Southworth brothers.
New Milford - A meeting of the Susquehanna County Medical Society was held at the Jay House on Tuesday. Drs. Halsey and Gardner of Montrose were present. AND The Presbyterians have renovated the interior of their neat little church which stands facing the Public Park of the village. The edifice is pretty and attractive, and the church is prospering under the ministrations of Rev. R.N. Ives.
Lymanville - Fred Lyman and Geo. S. Amey had some sheep killed by dogs last week.
Montrose - Prof. Schenck of Binghamton conducted a very successful hop in Village Hall last evening. A class in dancing was organized and will include nearly all of the Professor's old pupils. AND The cyclometer on James Stoddard's wheel gives "Jim" credit for having ridden 3175 miles this season.
Alford - Claude Titus, of Alford, had a narrow escape yesterday. He was getting out ice at the ice house just this side of the L&M trestle, when the slipping of the ice tongs from a large cake of ice, precipitated him backward and he fell from the platform and struck directly upon the track about 15 ft. beneath. Almost at the same instant he heard the engine whistle for Alford station and barely had time to roll from the track when the train whizzed past him. By the fall one ankle was considerably injured.
Jackson - The schools of Jackson Township, which closed on account of diphtheria, have been reopened.
Thompson - At about this time last year Mrs. Will Tucker made a four gallon jar full of green tomato pickles and left them standing at the head of the outside cellar stairs for her husband to carry down. Some time after going down cellar to get some of them for the table, she found them gone, jar and all. Mrs. Tucker never found a trace of them until one morning last week, upon going out of doors, she found the empty jar sitting on the walk, ready to be again filled. Now Mrs. Tucker, being a kind and accommodating neighbor, and wishing to have everything just right, wishes to be informed through the columns of this paper if the pickles were all right, if the one that took them and so kindly returned the jar, will tell her if they were seasoned and spiced just to suit their taste, she will fill them another jar.
Compiled By: Betty Smith