South Gibson - Graduating exercises passed off nicely. The following young ladies received diplomas - Constance and Genevieve Fallon and Mabel Fuller.
Jackson - Monroe Walker is improving his place by removing the old blacksmith shop.
New Milford - New Milford basket ball team defeated the North Side team of Binghamton in a hard played game, Tuesday evening, by a score of 36-22 Herrick
Centre - Prof. Manning and his assistants, Sarah Jennings and Elizabeth Bowell, closed a successful term of school here, Thursday. The students gave a very interesting program in the afternoon.
Susquehanna - Stephen Maroney has been appointed Street Commissioner and George Smith, policeman. Wm. Allpaugh has been re-elected Borough Treasurer and Thomas A. Doherty, Esq., has been re-elected Borough Attorney.
Dundaff - They are making arrangements at Fern Hall for a large business the coming season. Mrs. C.E. Johnson will have charge, which is enough to satisfy us that nothing will be left undone to make it pleasant and comfortable for her guests.
Transue - Our school has closed. We have the oldest school house in the township; it was first built in 1860. Don't it look as if we needed a better one.
Rush - The Young People of the Baptist church will have a Poverty social at the home of Mrs. S.B. Stark on Tuesday evening, April 15. Those not wishing to pay fines must not wear the following articles-jewelry, silk waists, patent leather shoes, neckties, gold spectacles or white shirts. There will be a heavy fine for flirting. The two persons wearing the poorest clothes will be given prizes. North
Bridgewater - C.E. Tyler opened his iron mine last August: there is some prospect of gold, too.
Brooklyn (Lindaville) - Frances, a little girl of ten years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers, died suddenly of heart failure on Thursday of last week, near her home in Brooklyn township. She had just returned from school, and while running to her father in the field, fell forward to the ground. She never recovered consciousness and expired in her father's arms. It is very remarkable that a child so young should be stricken by heart disease and makes her loss to the parents and friends more keenly felt.
Welsh Hill - Arbor Day will be observed at Welsh Hill by the school pupils and other planting trees upon the parsonage grounds.
Gibson - E.H. Sweet has a fine new $50 cornet. The band is now ready to meet all engagements.
Montrose - "Jack the hugger" is a creature known in various localities throughout the country, but it was not until one evening last week that two of the species made their public appearance in Montrose and they straightway came to grief. The two "Jacks" had been "bending the elbow" more frequently than was wise and they then sallied forth upon the Avenue and rashly attempted to embrace feminine passers-by, but their amusement was brought to an abrupt close by Officer Tingley, and the "huggers" were unceremoniously lugged off, placed in durance vile, and subsequently required to part with a goodly pile of coins of the realm. They departed for their homes sadder, but wiser men. There is no room in Montrose for "Jack the hugger" or any of his kind.
Lathrop - Tiffany & Carlucci recently commenced work in the quarries on the old Horace Bell farm near Hopbottom. ALSO: Peter Winnie has opened a quarry near this quarry. The stone business is booming near Hopbottom, also along the Narrow Gauge road, through Springville.
Clifford - E.S.Green sowed a half acre of onions, March 31, between snow squalls.
Glenwood - J.B. Swartz met with an accident which came very near being serious. He was thrown from a wagon by the acts of a horse, which became frightened by the cars. In falling he sustained a fracture of the shoulder, a bruised leg, and head coming in contact with a stone, which made him feel foolish for a time, but he is doing nicely and on the road to a speedy recovery. He is attended by Dr. Decker, of Nicholson. AND There is talk of having a starch factory here in the near future. If the rumor should prove true, this quaint old town would be of some use to Susquehanna county.
Springville - Stephen Tuttle, our worthy postmaster, has moved his office, confectionery, etc., down to his furniture store and near his own residence-a very sensible move on his part, but a little out of the heart of the city. [Stephen is also the undertaker].
Thomson - Mrs. E.P. Strong has purchased two beautiful pieces of horn furniture, a chair and hall rack of F.D. Wrighter. Mr. W. has made many handsome horn ornaments and furniture.
News Briefs - An effort is to be made to have all the schools in this State amend the spelling of the twelve words: program, tho, although, thoro, thorofare, thru, throughout, catalog, prolog, decolog, demagog, pedagog. It is said to be recommended to the members of school boards by the American Philological Societies. The new spelling is now used in publications of the National Educational Assoc. AND We are informed by a fashion article in our exchanges that the shirtwaist man, this summer, will have a new safeguard for keeping his pantaloons on, as no suspenders or belts are fashionable. The tailors have put on an extra backstrap, only they will be side straps-one over each hip. The idiotic custom of having breeches made so long that they must be turned up on the south end will still prevail.