Hallstead - Architect E.W. VanSlyke, of Binghamton, has arranged with the Hallstead School Board to prepare plans for a new school building to take the place of the one recently burned. The plans will be for a two-story brick building with a seating capacity of nearly 400, to cost about $12,000 dollars. Common red brick will be used. It will be heated by the direct-indirect system.
Rush - Grace Snell, is being treated by a medical expert of New York for injuries caused from being thrown from a carriage--the experts say the spine is badly twisted from the accident and term it railroad spine. AND Election passed off very quietly here. Of a total of 138 voters in the Eastern district 108 voted. The Republican vote averaged about 60, Lilley dropping to 53. Democrat average, 32; Kipp dropping to 53. Democrat average, 32; Kipp coming up to 42. Prohibition average, 8. Decker for Coroner, 13.
New Milford - A couple of weeks ago our electric lights were noticed to be a little dimmer than usual and quite a number of uncomplimentary things were said about them. Nothing seemed to be the matter only with the power and after a few days about a dozen eels were found in the propeller. The lights are all right now.
Susquehanna - It was amusing here before election to hear the different groups of men talk politics, and it was all New York State that was talked. A great many of our citizens did not know who were running on the different tickets in their own state, but could tell you all about New York state. This should not be so but as the Republican majority in this state is so large that the people do not take the proper interest in our town elections, and as the candidates in York state were fighters, and made tours of the state several times and kept the people guessing as to the outcome. In our own Congressional district the candidates kept sending out circulars of different kinds telling their good qualities and that their opponent should be in jail, etc., and the people got tired of receiving such slush every time they went to the postoffice, and we hope the best men won: next time let Pennsylvania nominate a couple of fighters so they can present to the public their views, and not have to leave cheap political fodder sent through the mails that is cast into the waste basket nine times out of ten unread.
Montrose - The ladies of the Zion A.M.E. church will give a Patriotic Concert on Tuesday evening, Nov. 13th. There will be solos, duets and choruses, recitations, select readings and addresses. The committee asks the solicitation of their many friends to help them at this time. Admission 15 cents. Refreshments at moderate prices. Doors open at 7. AND As a safeguard against intemperance, the young boys of St. Mary's church will act upon the advice of their pastor, Father Broderick, and take the pledge of the Sacred Thirst Society, until they are 21 years of age.
West Auburn - B.W. France' tenant house, containing several hundred dollars worth of household goods, etc., burned last week. It is especially hard as much of the contents were prized on account of having belonged to Mrs. France's parents.
Lynn, Springville Twp. - One of the domestic animals on the farm of Engineer James Deubler, near Lynn, is a bulldog. Another is a saddle horse, which Mr. Deubler recently bought for his daughter, Rachel. A few days ago Miss Rachel went for a ride and the saddle not being tightly buckled on, turned and dumped the miss off, practically unhurt. The horse galloped away, but the bulldog, taking in the situation, ran and grabbed the bridle rein in his teeth, stopping the pony. Pretty well done for a dog.
Laurel Lake - Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Kathryn Giblin.
Friendsville - A Teachers Social Institute was convened in this place on Saturday, by Supt. George a. Stearns. The meeting was well attended and the subjects of Reading, Arithmetic, History, Grammar, and care of school property were profitably discussed. AND Miss Lena Deuel, of Little Meadows, has a fine millinery display at E.E. Lee's store.
Thompson - The postoffice will be a lonesome place, and its burdens greatly reduced now [that] the campaign is over. AND Quite a surprise came upon Thompson the other day when S.D. Barnes, our druggist, miller and all around dealer, put up a notice. "This store, house, etc., for sale."
Hop Bottom - Workmen are busy building a new concrete wall around the Highland Dairy Co.'s ice pond.
Hickory Grove, Great Bend Twp. - A short time ago a miniature cyclone, accompanied by severe thunder, lightning an down pour of rain, swept over Hickory Grove, doing considerable damage to buildings, trees, fences, etc. The barns on the farms of R.G. Colwell, E.B. Fox and A.L. Kent were partially unroofed; shade and fruit trees uprooted and fences demolished. Every rod of fence on the farm of Milton Brush was leveled to the ground. Lightning visited several telephones along the Hickory Grove line, burning out fuses and also the sires in the receiver of E.B. Fox.
South Gibson - W.W. Resseguie and family have gone to Hanford, Cal., where they will spend the winter with their mother, Mrs. Vianna Resseguie, and sister, Ethel. Their uncle, Will Pickering and family, went to Hanford several years ago.
Brooklyn - The young men who put their horses in the blacksmith shop should remember and return the key to the blacksmith before returning home.
West Lenox - The milliner, Mrs. Maud E. Michael, of South Gibson, was at Nelvin Empets, Thursday--had a big day as usual.
Birchardville - Quite a crowd at the spelling school last Friday evening. Hazel Ball won the prize for the contest for the scholars. Cake and cocoa were served at the close of the contest.