Montrose - The new library is being well patronized by all, but especially by students of the high school. Afternoons and evenings find the reading rooms well filled. While there is a good supply of books on the shelves, there are not enough to supply the demand and more will be added.
Springville - On a $10 wager between Harry Kills and J. Kelly, the former walked to Tunkhannock in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Mr. Kelly asserted that a man would not do it in 3 hours on foot. Harry was sure he would do it. It was a rough night, snowing and drifting, but he did it none the less for wear.
New Milford - Dr. Wm. E. Park, of Sunbury, Pa., will soon locate here, being associated with Dr. D.C. Ainey in the practice of medicine. Dr. Ainey has been actively engaged in his profession in New Milford for 45 years, and is well deserving of a release from active work.
Susquehanna - Atty. Wm. A. Skinner underwent a successful operation for appendicitis at his home on Saturday. His many friends are glad to learn that the patient is doing well and in a short time will be able to resume his legal duties. [Wm. A. Skinner was the father of B.F. Skinner, the renowned behaviorist].
St. Joseph - Friends were grieved to learn of the untimely death of Rev. Fr. Michael O'Reilly, which occurred in Danville, Pa., on Tuesday evening, where for many years he had discharged his duties faithfully as pastor of St. Joseph's church. Father O'Reilly was a victim of heart trouble and his age was 55 years. He was one of four O'Reilly priests, and the only surviving one of the four is Father Edward, of South Waverly. He was born at the old homestead in St. Joseph, Pa., where a brother, Aloysius, and a sister, Mary, now reside. The funeral will be held in Danville this morning and the remains will be brought to St. Joseph for burial. Father O'Reilly was a man of sweet temperament, and his gentle manner drew to himself friends without number wherever he went. He had a sympathetic soul, and possessed a strong faith in God and sought to impart that faith to his fellow men by kind word and good example. He was sincerely loved by the flock entrusted to his care, and in his death the parish has sustained a great loss.
Hopbottom - The death of Joseph McNulty, one of our most highly respected young men, is announced. Mr. McNulty was studying for the priesthood at Emmittsburg, Md., and his age was 21 years. The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's at Nicholson. AND The snow is wearing away gradually and sugar-making time is here. The cold, snowy winter that has passed indicates a great flow of sap.
Ainey - There was no school this week, the teacher being ill with grip.
Brooklyn - M.W. Palmer has one of the finest arranged dairy barns in the county and sends his milk direct to Brooklyn, NY, at a fancy price. His men wear white duck suits and wash their hands after milking two cows. The cows are all washed before milking and all the fancy operations are in vogue.
Hallstead - The Hallstead Oil and Gas Company are leasing land as fast as they can secure in the vicinity of the oil well, and will begin drilling about the middle of March.
Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Mrs. G.B. Filkins entertained the Ladies Aid of this place, last Wednesday, [and] about 40 took dinner. The work was quilting and piecing blocks for another quilt and the work was nearly completed. The receipts were $7.55.
Harford - Those who attended the Aid Society meeting at Mrs. Leland Williams' had a good dinner and a fine time. The ladies sewed over 40 lbs. of rags. The oldest man in Harford, Dr. Brundage, was present and assisted by winding rags. Receipts, $6.75.
Elk Lake - Speaking of snow, N.S. Ball says there has been 5 ft. and 7" to March 1908. He also says that 20 years ago there were 11 ft, 8" from November 20th to April 26th; and May 20th Mr. Ball and F.M. Woodhouse shoveled snow in the road from 7 o'clock until 12 noon. That was a hard winter and the summer following was a record breaker--oats, corn and hay, the largest yield in years.
Brandt - When the noon train whistle at the Kessler & Co's plant blew, Monday, two horses hitched to a cider wagon standing in front of the postoffice, became alarmed and started around the store at a lively rate. When they had gone around the second time a runner of the sleigh caught against a stone hitching post, tipped the sleigh over, and scattered the contents in every direction. The horses broke loose from the sleigh and continued at a mad rate around the square, but were finally stopped by Lansing Monell, who happened along at the right time. It was found that the sleigh was damaged and not fit with which to continue the journey and it was necessary to haul the same to Lanesboro for repairs. Moral--Tie your horse when leaving him alone.
Lenox - Mr. and Mrs. G.N. Bennett have adopted the twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, both of the parents being deceased.
Rushboro - Ude LaRue's little daughter, Lefa, was seriously ill Saturday, caused by eating several grip tablets. Dr. Beaumont was called and she was soon out of danger.
Uniondale - Mrs. L.P. Norton and her mother, Mrs. Mapes, are both on the sick list. Mr. Norton thinks he has a little young hospital on his hands. Mrs. Norton received by the hand of Miss Jennett Tinker, a beautiful bouquet of flowers; also she brought the old lady, Mrs. Mapes, a nice dish of Rice, and prepared so good for a sick person's appetite. Such kindness and a friendly call was great medicine for a sick person.
Thompson - A valuable package was delivered at the home of R.F.D. carrier, Frank Whitney, on Thursday night of last week. This is a sample of what may be expected when the much talked of parcels post gets in its work. The parcel was found to contain a bouncing boy. Parents and child are doing nicely, though a substitute was on Frank's route for a couple of days.
News Briefs: The high snow banks are a strong allurement for the school boys to buckle on their skees, for a gliding journey over the country. AND Take the whole mass of Fish laws, Game laws, Health laws, and they form an ingenious undemocratic combination depriving the people of free fish, free game, and also at times, almost of the right to live and do business.