January 10 1898
Susquehanna - Last week's issue of the New York Police "Gazette" has a cut, supposed to represent Flora Belle Sweet, in the act of murdering her mother with a razor! The "Gazette" is evidently indebted to its imagination for its facts. AND The "event of the season" at Susquehanna occurred in Hogan's opera house on New Year's night, when "Tim" Hurley, of Susquehanna, and "Reddy" Connolly, of Carbondale, indulged in a 15-round sparring contest which was won by Mr. Hurley. Presented by the Pastime Athletic Club.
Hopbottom - Mrs. N.M. Finn, on Christmas night, lost a very nice black fascinator and wishes the finder to leave it at F.M. Tiffany's store or at her residence and thereby greatly oblige her. AND During the heavy snow storm Friday a fine large dog, about a year old, got lost from the team it was following. It will be found at the residence of Mrs. E.A. Williams. White fore legs and white around its neck and in front and a strip of white on its head. As we have no use for a dog, we wish the owner would come and get it.
Brookdale - Mr. Leon Wayman had the misfortune to have two of his cows get into the barn and eat all the grain they wanted. They were injured somewhat in breaking in the building.
Ainey - The dwelling house belonging to Herbert Button was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening, Jan. 2nd. along with all household goods, sixty bushels of potatoes and forty dollars in gold, together with a quantity of greenbacks. Mr. Button saved a coat and overcoat, but lost his hat and boots. He carried his children about 1/4 of a mile barefooted and his feet were quite badly frozen. Cause of fire, an over-heated stove pipe and absence of chimneys.
Gibson - The Y.P.C.U. will present the popular drama, "Out in the Streets," in Robert's Hall, Jackson, Pa., Tuesday evening, Jan. 11. The Gibson Cornet Band will furnish music. Adm. 10 and 20 cts.
Montrose - While B. Sebring was in town yesterday, and driving fast, he ran into a livery cutter belonging to A. Perigo, and occupied by Mrs. W.W. Reynolds and children. He was taken into custody before Justice Courtright, where he said the boys who had jumped into his sleigh urged him to drive fast so that other boys could not jump on, and to please them did so, not seeing the other conveyance in time to prevent the collision. He was allowed to go, but must settle for the broken sleigh. The occupants of the sleigh were slightly injured, but the cutter was completely demolished. Justice Courtright ruled that the boys who catch on sleighs and throw snow-balls at teams, and pedestrians, must watch a little out or they'll get "snatched" and he told the policemen to bring any caught at it to him.
Gun Hill - One of West Lenox's young men thinks that there is something attractive at the gables on Pond St. That is right. Come again, Arch.
Franklin Forks - G.P. Stockholm and wife, E. Stockholm and wife, J.W. Palmer and wife and Charles Palmer and family attended the family reunion at J.J. Stockholm's, at Hickory Grove, on Christmas.
Springville - Last Spring the Supervisors bought two new Climax road machines at a cost to the tax-payers of over $400 and one of them at least is safely housed under the broad canopy back of Albert Moody's barn in the field. The people pay taxes to buy these things and elect good trusty men to use and care for them. It is "supposed" that the tax-payers of this town "are able" to buy as many road machines as they wish, and house them as the Supervisor's see fit, but some of them would like to have at least a stone under each wheel to hold them up out of the mud. A word to the wise is sufficient.
Harford - Tuesday, Dec. 21, a party of friends and neighbors assembled at the house of C.C. Rhodes, near the Orphan School, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Rhodes' mother, Mrs. Sally Rhodes, who has been a resident of Harford township for many years.
Lenox - Cards were out announcing the marriage of W.G. Squires and Miss Nellie Nichols, to take place on Jan. 12. We extend congratulations in advance.
Uniondale - Who said the wedding bells were ringing? It was only the ring of Bro.'s anvil. Of course there was some cause for the story. He was offering honey at 10 cts. a pound in car-load lots, but we didn't hear of any sales being made. People seemed to be cautious about buying winter-made honey. Better wait, Bro., until spring trade opens, and then change the queen bee into the new hive and then let the bells jingle.
New Milford - Lots of good sleighing and lots of drifts to make it pleasant.
Rush - There is nothing new as to the Pepper murder case. There have been one or two more hearings, but nothing made public. Some persons think the guilty parties will yet be found, but the greater number are now of the opinion that nothing will be found that will warrant an arrest.