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May 10 1895/1995

South Montrose – Fremont Millard is canvassing for Titman, the photographer, of Montrose, taking orders for cabinet photographs and crayon portraits.

Hallstead – H.S. Hanna was in Montrose on Thursday to adjust his instrument or compass. He is one of our best, if not the best in his line, surveying.

South Auburn – The spirited team of Benj. Dunlap, attached to a truck wagon, came dashing into town on Thursday last without a driver, and stopped rather suddenly against the large hitching post in front of Treible & Place’s store, causing great excitement but little damage.

Lawsville – Mrs. N. Bailey returned from a long visit with friends in Michigan, and has been kept busy since, weaving carpets, as there is no other person around here who does that work.

Rush – The rustic bridge thrown across the Wyalusing was the volunteer work of Asa Hickock and his two stalwart sons, Clifton and Lee, Sam’l Duel and Scott Shaner. The bridge was designed and built in the course of an afternoon. AND An incipient law-suit was nipped in the bud in Squire Carter’s office last Thursday. The trouble grew out of a horse-trade between two of the Vanoven boys and a Mr. Hitchcock, in which high words and blows ensued. Hitchcock obtained a warrant for the arrest of the Vanovens, which was served on them by the Constable and on their appearance the affair was amicably settled between them.

Glenwood – Webb and Co’s meat wagon from Nicholson comes through this place Monday and Thursday. This route embraces Lenoxville, Royal, West Clifford and thoroughly by the Long Pond and South Gibson.

Harford – Wm. Gow died at his home on East Hill, April 25th, 1895. His father, John Gow, came from Ireland to this country when he was young, bringing his large family consisting of nine children, John, Ellen, Margaret, William, Nancy, James, Robert, Andrew, and Jane. On the voyage to America the old family Bible was lost, so the record of his age is in doubt, but it is supposed he was born in 1810. He lived in Newburg one year before coming to Harford. He came here in 1837, and settled on a farm near his brother Robert’s present home, but afterwards went to live with Mrs. Lydia Carpenter, the widow of John Carpenter, a nine partner. His home has always been in Harford since. He married Rebecca Williams and raised a large family. The oldest son died for the Union. His wife died in 1885, since which time he has lived with his son James and sister Jane. His funeral was attended at the M.E. Church April 27th. Rev. Thos. Eva officiating.

New Milford – Lee J. Dewitt, of New Milford, has sold his fine team of black Hambletonians to the Crystal Hose company of Binghamton. They weigh 1140 pounds each, are seven years old, and are said to “run like the wind”.

Lakeside – E.G. Lamb is in very poor health and is closing out some lines of his business, such as crockery and glassware, wall paper and paints at cost and all other goods at reduced prices.

Brookdale – Henry Howard, while at work Wednesday last, was hurt on the head so badly that he could not remember to tell how. He is better at this writing. Dr. Caterson attended him.

East Lenox – James Harding, for many years a resident of Deadwood is visiting relatives in this vicinity.

Friendsville – Woolsey Carmalt, Esq., of New York, was here a few days ago, to visit his farms at Friendsville, where he has a large barn underway.

Crystal Lake – Rumor has it that seventeen summer cottages will be built at Crystal Lake this season. Some are already in course of constructions. Thomas Rimron is drawing sand to be used in building them.

Uniondale – Who fell in the Lewis Lake last Saturday? You want to pick up your feet next time Charlie.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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