Thomson - The old log bridge spanning Pope's pond in the township caught fire recently and was entirely consumed. Fortunately the new iron structure built by the county was in a passable condition at the time. AND The Foster Brothers are preparing to enter into the mercantile business in Thomson, in the Foster block. It is the best store in town.
Springville - The barn owned by Elias Titman, on the land that joins I.W. Strickland's, was consumed by fire on Friday night, Jan. 5, about 11:30. The barn contained a lot of matched lumber, a quantity of shingles, hay and farming implements. It is a big loss to Mr. Titman, with abut $100 insurance on all. "Fire Bugs" are too plentiful. Who is safe these days? AND Mrs. Emily Riley, one of our oldest citizens, was 85 years old on Sat., Jan. 6, 1906.
Great Bend - Speaking of nice weather and balmy climate, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1906, Mrs. B.B. Todd, Miss Eloise Wilmot and Dr. Treat, played croquet on Miss Wilmot's lawn.
New Milford - F.W. Dean shipped nine carloads of apples from Susquehanna Co. The last seven cars of these were loaded at Foster Station and most of the apples came from the orchards of E.L. Weston, E.S. Eldridge and J.J. Austin, of Brooklyn; also one car was loaded at Heart Lake and one at New Milford. C.G. Gage, agent for Mr. Dean, has shipped from Thorndike, Me., 13 carloads. These apples were marketed in the following states: Georgia, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Iowa.
Lindaville, Brooklyn Twp. - The telephone line from Brooklyn to Nicholson was completed last Friday.
Laurel Lake - The teacher and pupils of the Laurel Lake school have been much annoyed for the past couple of weeks by a man loitering about the woods behind the school.
Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Ernest Ingraham and Geo. LaSure have the telephone in their houses now and surely think they are all right.
Lenoxville - On Saturday evening the people of Lenoxville and vicinity were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Daniel S. Robinson. He has not been feeling quite as well as usual during the day but was able to be around. Mr. Robinson spent his lifetime of 80 years in Lenoxville and was always a man of excellent character, a good neighbor and was much respected by all who knew him. He is survived by a wife and three sons, Daniel, Solomon and George.
Rush - The great temperance drama, "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," will be given at Trinity church on Friday evening, Jan. 12, by East Rush Sunday School. Admission fee, adults 15c, children 10c.
West Auburn - Winter is with us again in reality. The ground is covered with a thin white mantle, and the wind is howling beautifully, filling the air with snow.
Friendsville, Little Meadows, etc. - A telephone line is being completed between Friendsville and Apalachin, NY. Also a branch built from a point near Hefferon's Corners, three miles south of Little Meadows to Jackson Valley. The line connects at Friendsville with local (or Stone) line. From Apalachin it is expected the line will be continued to Vestal to connect with the York State Telephone Co. At Jackson Valley the line connects with the People line. The new line was constructed by an independent company, superintended by Minkler Bros. of Little Meadows.
Susquehanna - Alonzo Boyden, the oldest man in Susquehanna county, celebrated his 97th anniversary, Jan. 8, 1906.
Montrose - Merchant Tailor Chas. VanBell returned from Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, where he has been taking a course in a tailor's cutting school. He brings with him a diploma showing he passed in class A. Montrose can be justly proud that she possesses a tailor who is cutting after the latest New York style.
Heart Lake - The Mountain Ice Co. expect to commence putting in ice Monday. The Diamond Dairy Co. began putting up ice Wednesday.
Fairdale - The funeral of David Olmstead occurred on Wednesday. He was one of the oldest residents along the Wyalusing Creek, more than 75 years.
Forest City - Earle Golden has brought an action for damages against the Hillside Coal and Iron Co. for $20,000, for injuries received in their mines in Forest City.
Choconut - Michael Bahen, said to be the oldest resident of Susquehanna County, died Monday at his home in Choconut. He was 96 years of age and had been a resident of Choconut for 65 years. He is survived by a widow, six sons and eight daughters, one of who is sister Mary Chrysostem, of St. Mary's convent in Scranton.
Hallstead - John F. Healy, manager of the American Chair Co., of this place, is in Grand Rapids, Mich., attending the annual exhibition of furniture manufacturers.
Scranton - Now it is asserted there will be no more Black Hand men to terrorize Scranton and vicinity, and the law-abiding Italians will not be subject to the terrible threats sent them by vicious countrymen. Brave Father Cerutti, backed up by a large number of loyal countrymen, have organized a society to be known as St. Joseph's Protective Society, and propose to take active measures against the Mafia. No expense is to be spared to clean out the gang of desperadoes. We might add that among others who will take a deep interest in this protective society is Paul Caruso, formerly of Montrose, and his relatives of that city. They have received messages demanding money or life.