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September 7 1894/1994

Friendsville - Father Fallahee, of Illinois, after an absence of fifteen years has returned to make his old friends a visit, and to visit the home of his youthful days. He is the guest of Father Farrell, he being a college mate of his.

Harford - The Harford Fair gives special premium on plowing by boys from 12 to 16 years of age, and for butter made by girls from 12 to 16 years.

Tunkhannock - Mains Circus will exhibit in Tunkhannock Sept. 18th. The Montrose Railroad will run an excursion from here that day. Return train will leave Tunkhannock at 5 o’clock. Round trip $1.00

Montrose - The Summer of 1894 will go down in history as the dry season. A wet May has been followed by 3 months of unexampled draught, causing short crops and scant pastures for flocks and herds.

North Jackson - The annual reunion of the 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, will be held in Susquehanna, Sept 18, Co. K, of this famous Regiment, was recruited in Susquehanna and nearby towns. Several enlisted from Jackson. This was, we believe, the first company to respond to President Lincoln’s first call for troops from Susquehanna County, September 17, 1894, is the thirty-second anniversary of the battle of Antietam, in which engagement Curtis Tanner, a member of Co. K from Jackson, was killed, and Charles T. Belcher severely wounded. As far as known to the writer C.T; Belcher and M.V. Larrabee are the only survivors of the company now residing in the township.

Rush - Dr. Byron McKeeby has left for his home in Iowa. [In 1930 Dr. McKeeby was made famous by the artist. Grant Wood, as the model for a lean, austere farmer in Woods painting titled "American Gothic." Dr. McKeeby was Woods dentist.] AND Thomas Wheatcroft the inventor of the patent automatic electric peanut vender, arrived here from Atlantic City, NJ, where his machine is creating quite a sensation although in competition with some 180 other slot machines. It fills, folds and delivers a nice package of nuts instantaneously. It is, besides, a coin detector, dumping all bogus coins into a receptacle, thus puzzling and detecting the thief in the act It is likely to prove a "money maker." so the Atlantic City newspapers say, and is making the Italian venders mad. [The Wheatcroft family was former residents of Rush].

Gibson - Capt D.E. Whitney, of Gibson, has one of the finest flagpoles to be found in the country. It is a European larch, grown on his lawn, and is as straight and symmetrical as could be turned in a lathe. The Captain has trimmed it to the height of 75 feet, attached a rope and pulley, and purchased one of the finest flags in the country, and on the different national holidays the Captains flag will be flung to the breeze.

Ararat - Surprise parties are fast becoming popular only two the past week. Wednesday, Aug. 29, about ninety friends of Mrs. C.C. Perry, from Ararat, Jackson, New Milford, Thompson and Uniondale united in giving her a genuine surprise. After partaking of an elegant dinner, which all ladies know how to prepare, the company assembled to listen to remarks by Rev. H.J. Crane and others, after which songs were sung. the friends returning to their several homes, leaving two nice chairs for Mr. & Mrs. Perry, as a slight token of their respect AND At the h6ine of A.M. Stone, Friday, Aug. 31, a large company gathered to pay a slight tribute to their old friend and neighbor, Mrs. Eleanor Hopkins, who has resided in Minnesota for some time. A purse of $50 was left her. Quoit pitching, music; etc., also the partaking of a big dinner was the order of the day. A very social time was had.

Union Hill - Thomas Empet departed this life at 1:30 o’clock on the 13th of August, after a very painful illness of five weeks. He was born in Akerish [Acrise] Parish, Kent County. England, Nov. 4, 1820. He came from England with his father at the age of 14. He lived in York State until 1866 he came to Jackson from there to Gibson where he has lived since. The funeral was held at North Jackson Methodist church, where he was a member. Services conducted by Rev. Hubbard, assisted by Rev. Jones. Funeral director, H.D. Pickering, interment at Lanesboro.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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