Jackson - Please bear in mind that Jan. 1st is the time to renew your membership in the Jackson Library. The fee will be fifty cents, the same as last year, and we desire to get as many members at once as possible so they will begin on the first of the year. The Jackson Dramatic Society is rehearsing a play, which they will put on in the near future for the benefit of the library, the proceeds of which will enable them to buy a lot of books. There are 1,000 books on the shelves now and you cannot afford to be without at least one membership in the family.
Springville - Ziba Smith has rented the shop upstairs in the building belonging to T.W. Strickland and does wagon repairing and carpenter work.
Rush - John Graham is visiting at the home of is father after an absence of fourteen years in the West.
Montrose - This is good weather for coasting [sledding], and Chenango street hill is a lively pleasure place. ALSO After enjoying the holiday vacation, the members of Miss Helen M. Caswell's class in china painting have resumed their studies.
Fairdale - E.L. Jones was a business caller in town on Wednesday. Mr. Jones was at Bloomsburg in company with W.W. Olmstead, the latter part of last week, where they looked at some thoroughbred stock with the intention of purchasing, had the animals come up to their expectations. Both men have fine herds, which they are constantly improving.
Gelatt - No one claimed the remains of the man who died at Lew Daniels' a week ago and they were buried by the town Wednesday.
Brooklyn - There were two weddings in town last week. On Monday afternoon at the M.E. parsonage, Rev. Bouton married Miss Grace Dailey and Earl Tiffany. On Wednesday afternoon, at the bride's home, Miss Vina Kent was united in marriage with Taber Capron, of Kingsley, in the presence of a small company of friends and well wishers, by Rev. Dowson.
Choconut - Miss Mary Gahagan, matron at Dr. Thompson's private hospital, at Binghamton, came Christmas to see her mother, who was very sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Mooney.
Oakley, Harford Twp. - On Dec. 30th, the relatives and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Tingly gave them a surprise on their silver wedding anniversary. The day was a cold, blustery one, and when Mr. Tingley first saw the string of teams approaching he was somewhat "riled," for how, he thought, would they expect him to shelter so many horses and feed such a crowd of people? Seventy-seven people, from Binghamton, Honesdale and all the surrounding towns, began to unload; grown people, children and lunch baskets and their wants were amply provided for and a very enjoyable time was had. The friends left a nice sum of money with the family as a token of the esteem in which they are held.
New Milford - St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church will introduce the first Vested Choir of boys, girls and adults in Susquehanna County. Vested Choirs are most common in the Protestant Episcopal Church and the Church of England, although they are occasionally found in churches of other denominations. Only rarely do we see a choir that is not vested in the Episcopal church. Vested choirs have been found commendable because uniformity of dress is a great help in suppressing vanities of apparel and gaudy millinery in the choir. Where all the singers are dressed alike there is no display of finery. The St. Mark's girls and women will wear white cottas over black cassocks. The usual college mortar board hats will be worn. The boys and men will wear white cottas over black cassocks.
Forest City - Alfred Howell is in the county jail awaiting the action of the grand jury on the charge of attempting to kill his wife. Howell is 30 years of age and the weapon he used was a 22 caliber Remington rifle, the bullet from which penetrated her hip about an inch from the spine and glanced against the hip bone. Unless complications exist she will recover. Howell was intoxicated when he fired the shot and in a quarrelsome mood as a result of New Year's debauchery. Mrs. Howell went to the home of a step-sister, Mrs. Yarnes, across the street. Howell followed her to the Yarnes home, and then he left, saying he would get a doctor. Instead he went to his home and searched for money and then disappeared. The next day he returned, having been followed by remorse for his rash deed and was taken into custody by Constable M. J. Walsh.
South Montrose - G.F. Decker exhibited his bronze turkeys at Madison Square Garden Poultry show in New York City, last week, winning second young tom and second old hen, there being 39 bronze turkeys on exhibition. Mr. Decker only competed in these two classes, which proves that his turkeys are among the best in the United States.
Hallstead - During the month of January Dr. Merrell will be in his office here on Saturdays and Mondays. He spends the remainder of his time in New York City in the Post Graduate School for physicians.
News Briefs - Osborn M. Hill, a native and former sheriff of Susquehanna County, died recently at the age of 80 years in Wellington, Kansas. He had been in failing health for many years, but death came suddenly from a stroke of paralysis. ALSO A race of baldheads is likely to be developed by the automobile, according to a Chicago physician, himself a motoring "bug." He does not find the danger to the hair in the speed, which some auto drivers affect, but in the airtight leather cap made necessary by the scorching. "There can be only one result from this unsanitary head covering--baldness. The tight band compressing the skull excludes the blood from the scalp, causing imperfect circulation, hence the roots of the hair are poorly nourished. The sunlight and air are likewise excluded. Growing hair under such conditions is about as difficult as trying to raise pansies in a cellar. In my own practice I have had a dozen cases of insipient baldness directly traceable to this cause."