Hallstead/Binghamton - The art exhibit of artist Douglas Arthur Teed, in the public library galleries in Binghamton, which began last Friday afternoon, is attracting considerable attention. About 40 pictures are shown including a fine painting of Andrew Carnegie, which Mr. Teed has donated to the Binghamton library. The same collection was shown in Elmira, over 17,000 persons attending he exhibit. Mr. Teed is the gentleman who built the unique little castle, “the house by the side of the road,” and leading to the lofty heights of Manotonome Mountain at Hallstead. In the castle are imbedded stones of interest gathered from all parts of the word. [The “castle” was located on the DuBois property].
Susquehanna - The tablet that marks the resting place of the pioneer priest of Rev. John Vincent O’Reilly, was desecrated in Laurel Hill cemetery and the crosses were broken and taken off. Fr. O’Reilly’s name is lauded in the county histories and it would seem no person, unless demented or a villain at heart, could resort to grave desecration. The State constabulary is at work on the case and Rev. Fr. Broderick, of that place, has offered a reward for information regarding the matter. ALSO: J. P. Shanahan, managing editor of the Susquehanna Transcript, is soon to wed Miss Anna E. Burns, of Binghamton, formerly of Susquehanna.
Scranton/Binghamton Trolley - The trolley line is making arrangements to haul coal over its line and coal pockets are being erected at various towns between Scranton and Nicholson. It is claimed that the cost of coal will be considerably reduced to consumers along the line by a reduction of freight rates. The unfairness of the freight schedule on railroads is well illustrated in the statement that the freight rate on coal is the same in Buffalo as in Montrose, although Buffalo is hundreds of miles further distant from the coal fields.
Jackson - Grant Brown, of Jackson, narrowly escaped drowning in the Susquehanna river in Binghamton on Tuesday. He was rescued by Officer Broughton. Brown, who is partially blind, went to Binghamton in search of his wife, who left him some time ago, and walked off an embankment at the foot of Tudor street.
Hopbottom - The Northeastern Telephone central office has been changed from the residence of C. A. Conrad to the residence of W. W. Hardy.
Clifford - Two new book clubs have been organized in this place and are now busy diffusing knowledge to the members.
Little Meadows - The creamery has closed for the season and Mr. Huntington has gone to State College to take a course in creamery work.
Brooklyn - On Friday evening of this week, at the Austin House, a conundrum social will provide amusement for young and old. Everyone should wear something to represent the title of a book or a piece of music. Prizes will be given and there will be music and refreshments. Come. ALSO: Miss Evelyn Lee has a large and varied display of paintings and decorated articles for Christmas gifts on sale at her home in Brooklyn. [Miss Lee was well known for her paintings and photographs--some of her photographs were shown in national magazines.]
Brandt - It is rumored that the Canadian Pacific railroad has purchased the Erie line in this vicinity, but people here hope it will not result in the removal from our midst of present Erie employees.
Franklin Forks - Eugene Hollister and Miss Keron Palmer were married, on Wednesday, at the home of Elder Tilden at Forest Lake. The groom is a promising young veterinary in Nokomis Canada, where they will reside.
Springville - L.L. Hunsinger has quite a novelty for this section in a well--equipped birch oil distillery, from which he is turning out about four pounds of superior oil a day. This article commands a good price in the markets and is always in demand. ALSO: Taylor & Owen’s branch store at Lynn Station is nearly completed. They will endeavor to carry as nearly a complete line as possible, which their eastern patrons will greatly appreciate.
South Gibson - Holstein Friesian cow, Saltiam Dijkstia Dekol 2nd, owned by F. F. Resseguie, has just finished a seven-day record under State Supervisor of Tests, Richard S. Faux, and gained the Pennsylvania State record for milk and butter.
Wilkes-Barre - Sheriff Kniffen, of Wilkes-Barre, raided three saloons recently. Just as he got in one the phone rang and he answered it. It was a brewery calling to tell the proprietor that Kniffen was on the way and to clear out. The sheriff thanked him, hung up, and arrested the bunch.
Thompson - Mrs. Ellen Messenger has been improving the looks of Keystone hall by siding and painting it and later contemplates making further improvements. Thompson has now a public hall they may well be proud of.
Forest City - Miss Olive Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Morgan, of Dundaff street, and Joseph Connelly, of Hudson street, were united in the holy bonds of marriage on Wednesday evening by Rev. M. F. Manley. The bride was charmingly attired in a brick color coat suit with hat to match. She carried a white prayer book. The bridesmaid, Miss Emily Morgan, a sister of the bride, was attired in a blue coat suit and a picture hat. The groom was attended by Arthur Kelleher. They have begun their married life in a newly furnished home on Dundaff street.
Lawton - D.J. Donovan sold his fine dapple gray team to a brewery company at Wilkes-Barre, for $650. ALSO: Harry Herman’s house and contents burned last Thursday about noon; fire caught from stove pipe. No insurance. Lend a helping hand.
Harford - Mrs. Stearns, a dressmaker of Binghamton, is spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. L.D. Mead. She is prepared to do all kinds of fancy or plain sewing while here.
Montrose - Hollis S. Smith, formerly employed in the jewelry store of his brother, Earl J. Smith, in this place, and now studying for the Episcopal priesthood at St. Stephen’s College in Annandale, NY, was a guest over Thanksgiving of the Brothers at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, in Maryland.