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February 22 1890/1990

South Gibson - Miss Alice Snyder [formerly of this place] writes this to a friend, "We have had good sleighing for over three months. Snow is at least 3 ft. deep. In some places in the mountain from 4 to 5 feet. The roads here are kept open and the sleighing is delightful. Miss Snyder now resides in Steamboat Springs, Colo. [While bluebirds and robins have been sighted here.]

Lyman - Will Smales drives a four hundred dollar horse.

Montrose - E.H. Rogers is the owner of some White Leghorn hens, which are just now eggerting themselves eggstraordinarly. We have at this office two eggs recently laid by them. One measures 6-1/2 x 8 and the other 5 3/4 x 6. C. Tillotson, of New York, was a guest at the Montrose House [located on the Nicholson Bank site] on Monday. Mr. Tillotson is superintending the erection of a long distance telephone line, which will pass through this place, connecting with the New York line between Syracuse and Buffalo. The working force, accompany a hundred carloads of supplies, will arrive in Montrose about the first of May.

Rush - As Mr. Jones, the newly elected Inspector of Election, was leaving the polling, place on election night, after learning the result of the election, he stepped off the stoop of the Rush House into the watering trough, thus cooling off his ardor in a suddenly effectual manner.

News Brief - Miscellaneous: Census enumerators will be paid as follows: For every living person, 2 cents; for every death, 2 cents; for every firm, 25 cents; for every factory, 30 cents; for each veteran or veteran’s widow, 5 cents. In special cases an enumerator may be paid by the day, not to exceed $5. The work of enumerating will be done during the month of June next.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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