Montrose - The usual Easter services were held in all of our churches last Sunday and while the weather was very unpleasant and wet, large assemblages turned out to pay homage to the risen King. Special music by the various choirs were leading features and the sermons touched directly upon the subject of the resurrection. The early devotions in the Catholic and Episcopal churches, on that morning, attracted a fair number. The 10:45 services in all the churches excelled in attendance the usual standard, while the church decorations were modest, yet beautiful. The Easter offerings were liberal.
Middletown - The death of Frank Coleman, an esteemed resident of Middletown, occurred very suddenly at his home on Tuesday, April 2d. He leaves a wife and several small children. The funeral was held in St. Patrick's church, Rev. Fr. Bartholomew V. Driscoll of Friendsville, officiating.
New Milford - Geo. Corwin has placed a drag saw at N.B. Burdick's shingle mill for the purpose of sawing logs into shingle bolts. A large amount of timber is already at the mill to be converted into shingles.
Lanesboro - A calico hop will be held in the Firemen's hall Friday night. AND Riverside Park will not be opened this year.
Harford - Porter & Baylis are repairing the old mill at Oakley, raising it from the foundation and putting in steam power. Chamberlain, of Gibson, is bossing the job. They expect to have it in operation in a few days.
Welsh Hill - On Tuesday of this week a bee was held to raise the barn on the church property. A goodly number were present and the ladies served dinner in the hall.
Dundaff - We expect soon to have a telephone line through here. Quite a number of the farmers are taking shares and are going to have 'phones in their homes. A gang of 11 telephone men dropped in on Landlord Decker to board about a month. AND We hope soon to see the street cars running through Dundaff.
Lawsville - An "April Fools" party was held at Creamery hall Monday evening, April 1st by the school children of both districts. The young ladies decided, after due deliberation, that the young gentlemen who ate the dried beef and salted the cakes should be given the booby prize of the evening, for being the ones worst fooled.
Starrucca - Angus Smith, aged 84 years, was the first man to operate a wood acid factory in the United States.
Bradley Corners - The parties who stole the flag and rope from the school house last winter have not come back after the pole yet.
Gibson -W.J. Lamb's sugar house was destroyed by fire one night last week, burning many of his sugar implements and about 10 gallons of syrup.
Brackney - Miss Susie Murphy closed a very successful term of school on Friday last. The children did some very nice speaking and singing.
Herrick Center - Contractor B.J. Bussman, of Hancock, NY, has masons here this week finishing the basement of the high school building. When the basement is finished the building will be complete except for the furniture.
Forest Lake - April Fool's day was in full blast in this place. Someone played a trick on Lafayette Shelp and took his heavy harness and a reward of two quarts of plums will be paid for the return of said harness and no questions will be asked. AND John Sieber has quit making maple sugar owing to the disappearance of his sap dishes on April 1st.
Susquehanna - The Utopia Mandolin and Banjo Club, the Otremingo Male Quartet and George H. Downing and other vocal talent, all of Binghamton, last evening gave a very meritorious entertainment in the Presbyterian church under the auspices of the Dorcas Society. AND Frederick Benzinger, a former Susquehanna boy, is now editor of the Chicago Sunday Record Herald.
Silver Lake -The steam saw mill of Rose Bros. is now in operation.
Elk Lake - Our school closed the 5th, with a short program of recitations, after which the scholars presented their teacher with a nice rocking chair and a vase as a token of remembrance of her successful term of school.
Lenox - Anyone wishing a churn dog or watch dog call on E.G. Palmer.
Oakley - Mr. and Mrs. Jas. B. Raub, son Earl and daughter Olive, left Thursday last for Lagrange, Ind., which is 18 miles beyond Chicago, where Mr. Raub and Earl have good positions in a large lumber mill, Mr. Raub as foreman in the yard. Their many friends will regret to lose such excellent neighbors as they have proved to be. Prof. Leon Raub entered upon the duties of Clerk for Edson Tiffany immediately upon the close of his school.
Springville - The measles have made a clean sweep in the school, only a few pupils attended the last few weeks. In a few instances a whole family has been sick at a time. No Easter services in the M.E. church this year on account of so many sick with measles.
Auburn - J.R. Hay has bought of the Binghamton Gas Engine Co., a six-horse power engine with which he intends to operate a feed mill to supply the stock on his farm with fresh ground feed. The plant will cost $350.
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