Birchardville - One of the prettiest and happiest events of the season occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Melhuish, Dec. 29th, it being the marriage of their daughter, Emma, to Mr. Kenneth D. Johnston, of Hallstead, and their son, Fred, to Miss Nettie L. Lewis, of Syracuse, N. Y. The very impressive ceremony was performed under a canopy of evergreen, holly and mistletoe by Rev. Clinton B. Henry, of Luzerne, Pa., a cousin of Mr. and Miss Melhuish. The brides wore gowns of cream white brilliantine and carried bridal roses.
Auburn - Pern Harris moves to his grandfather Lott's farm near Auburn Centre. Mr. Lott lets him have the farm and stock, implements and household goods, by paying $90 a year during the life of Mr. Lott, and at his death the whole thing falls to Pern. Who wouldn't like such a grandpa as Uncle Milton?
Glenwood - The camp fire held at the G.A.R. hall, Dec. 29, was a hummer, the house being crowded and standing room at a premium. Vocal music was fine, instrumental was of the kind that kept the young people keeping time with their feet; the graphaphone selections by Prof. Gardner were excellent, also the zebo band was well received with hearty applause. The principal speakers were Prof. Payne and Roy Austin. Then came the Grand Army bean and hard tack: 130 plates were filled, which did not go around and 30 or 40 more had to be added. The exercises closed at 11:30 p.m. One bad feature occurred, Jule Bennett lost a valuable horse. It was taken sick and died within an hour after getting to the hall.
Flynn, Middletown Twp. - Several from this place attended the ball at I. Haire's Hotel [Rush], New Year's Eve and report a very pleasant time. AND Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Brien and family attended the funeral of Mrs. O'Brien's brother-in-law, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, at Little Meadows, Tuesday.
Elk Lake - The patrons of the East Rush creamery are cutting and hauling ice from the lake.
Choconut - Creynos Donley is smiling--twin boys. AND The Friendsville stage could not get to Binghamton last Monday on account of the snow drifts.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. - Mrs. Emma Ace, of Rock Springs, Colorado, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Silas Jagger. Mrs. Ace is a fine musician and ably assisted the choir in the rendering of the Christmas music at the church here, Christmas night. The whole program was very interesting and entertaining.
Springville - Mrs. Henry Strickland, we understand, has had another attack of appendicitis. It seems strange that so many suffer from that disease when but a few years ago we never heard of it.
Harford - It was 21 degrees below zero on Monday.
Tunkhannock - Workmen on the new vehicle and foot bridge across the river have now completed the first span. There are four spans between approaches. The abutments and piers are built of imported rock. When completed the bridge will be one of the finest structures of its kind in the state. During the construction of the piers and the other work, traffic across the river has been by means of two ferries. Large loads of bark, logs and other material have been thus conveyed across.
Great Bend - Miss Carrie Lines, matron of the Conneaut (Ohio) General Hospital, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Lines. Miss Lines and Mrs. Nellie Gillespie leave for New York city January 1st where they will take up their profession as trained nurses.
Susquehanna - Through the agency of Capt. R. H. Hall, of Susquehanna, Sidney Galloway has received increase of [military] pension from $17 to $24; Rufus Barnes, Gelatt, $8 to $10; Daniel S. Mayo, Hickory Grove, $6 to $10; Nelson F. Shutts, Starrucca, $6 to $10; Elizabeth States, McClure, widow's original pension, $8 per month. AND Eight hotels have applied for licenses in 1904: Thomas H. Reddon, Reddon's Hotel; Thomas J. Reilly, Eagle Hotel; Martin J. Ryan, Canawacta House; Andrew J. Ryan; European Hotel; John H. Connelly, Susquehanna Hotel; F. F. Langford, Hotel Langford; Fred O. Stearns, Cascade House; W. F. Moran, Central House.
Montrose - At 4 o'clock on Dec. 31, the first engine was run over the new L.V.R.R.'s "Y" in this borough, being a part of the extension into the borough. Foreman Welsh had said all the time he would have it completed before Jan. 1st, and he did, notwithstanding the severe weather.
Forest City - Five establishments have applied for hotel licenses in the borough. They are: Julius Freedman, The Fleming House; John H. Cunningham, The Forest House; John Prozopovitch, The Bennett House; W. J. McLaughlin, Forest City House; Martin Muchitz, The Davis House.
North Jackson - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. A. Wayman in North Jackson, occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Coleman, aged 80 years. H. M. Benson, Funeral Director.
New Milford - G. M. Carpenter has applied for a hotel license to run Jay's Hotel and William B. Phinney has applied for the Eagle Hotel.
News Briefs - "While hanging out the clothes deadly colds are often taken," said a physician. "The change of temperature from the steamy kitchen to the freezing air outside is most dangerous. No one should hang out clothes without being especially dressed for it. Running in and out with a few pieces at a time, bare handed and bare armed, is inviting pneumonia. Get the clothes all ready sorted in the basket so that no time will be lost in handling them out of doors. Then put on warm overshoes and a thick jacket that will protect the arms, tie up the head and slip on a pair of knitted, coarse white cotton gloves that should be kept expressly for that purpose. Thus protected one suffers very little from the exposure." AND Thomas A. Edison has invented and made a machine which is six feet long, six feet high and five feet wide, which will generate electricity sufficient to store batteries to run an automobile and light a house at an expense within reach of people of moderate means. He says the owner of one of these machines can light his home as cheaply as he can now light it with kerosene. AND The Lestershire [Johnson City] shoe factory pays annually to its employees nearly $2,000,000. There are 2,500 hands receiving an average of $800 per year, or over $2 per day. The yearly increase of business for 1903 is over one and a quarter millions, the total yearly business being nearly $10,000,000.