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September 6 1895/1995

Herrick Centre - Schools open Monday, Miss Nellie Bloxham, of Ararat, will teach the Herrick Centre School. Miss Nellie Clancey, of Susquehanna, the Bunnel school. Miss Gurtie Coon, the Lyon St. School; Miss Lizzie Bowell, the Darts' Corners school, and Raymon Tingley, the Reservoir school.

Jackson - Mr. Marbel Wells, of Sheridan, Iowa, after an absence of twenty-five years, has returned to his childhood home, and is grasping the hands of old schoolmates, friends and relatives in this place.

Rush - Asa Hickok has just recovered the saber he carried in the war of the rebellion. He had committed it to the keeping of a comrade who was coming home, whilst Mr. H. staid some time in Harrisburg. The two lost sight of each other for years. Finally Mr. Ransom died. The saber passed into other hands, but fortunately Mr. Hickok learned of its whereabouts, and so recovered it a short time since.

New Milford - Marriage has its disadvantages. On Aug. 21, 1895, H. Brad Carpenter, of New Milford, was married to a very estimable lady of Clifford. Last week L. Belle Moxley, daughter of ex-Sheriff Moxley, instituted suit against the bridegroom, in the Susquehanna county courts, for breach of promise. Five thousand dollars are asked as a recompense for promise foresworn.

Montrose - T. J. Davies has purchased the Coy Blacksmith shop, at the rear of Brick Block, for $1,000. The ground floor will still be used as a blacksmith shop, while the basement below will be remodeled and converted into convenient feed stables where the horses of parties from out of town can be fed and stabled for a nominal fee. AND It was one of the pleasant sights of the parade yesterday to witness the dignity with which veteran [Civil War] Whitney, the Susquehanna journalist, bore himself in one of the conspicuous scats of a barouche devoted to the use of the older soldiers. We could not get close enough to comrade Whitney's badge to note the number of his regiment; but were informed upon good authority that he won the right to the distinction accorded him in the Mexican war, although he himself claims it to have been in the war of 1812.

Hallstead - The Corner Stone of the New Presbyterian Church, at Hallstead, was laid on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, with appropriate ceremonies.

Great Bend - A cow got into the railway near Great Bend and tried to stand between two trains passing in opposite directions. She was knocked first one way and then the other, but escaped alive strange to say.

Franklin - The eighth reunion of the Warner, Truesdall and Marsh families took place at the residence of J.C. Wheaton, Salt Springs, Aug. 29th. Sixty-five were present.

News Briefs: An exchange remarks that the most accomplished lady bicycle riders have been noticed to steer their wheel with one hand and hold their skins away from the wheels with the other. They do it with apparently as much case and indifference as when they gather up their skirts before crossing a muddy street. A new society is being organized among the young ladies of Binghamton, the object of which is the reformation of their gentlemen friends. Each member pledges herself not to marry, or even associate with, any young man who drinks or gambles, or who. in fact, does not hold the same standard of morality for men that they demand of women. Somebody has started to talk up the matter of every farmer putting his name on his barn and says they ought to be encouraged by every newspaper. Talk it up. Interest will be redoubled in a drive over a road you are unfamiliar with, where people live whom you know but not their places of residence. An exchange says this is all right but the said farmer should add in a fool note if he has any marriageable daughters, or cross dogs, or any cider.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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