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September 12 1890/1990

New Milford- "A Man of Sorrow and Affliction" W.A. Simons of New Milford was bit by a rattlesnake while mowing and was quite sick for a few days. He was just getting out again when the cyclone struck his premises, demolishing his buildings and barely sparing his life and that of his family. Mr. Simons appears somewhat discouraged and it is not strange that he does.

Susquehanna - "On the Trail;" or Daniel Boone at the Hogan Opera House, Tuesday evening next. Featuring genuine Shawnee Indians and the trick horse, Mollie. A splendid play by a first-class company. Don’t miss it. Next will be, "The Banker's Daughter. AND the fly is a small institution, but what a dickens of a row he can create, occasionally. A farmer was driving slowly along West Main Street, yesterday, when his horse attempted to exterminate a persecuting fly with his right hind foot. The result was that the foot went down on the outside of the hill, the horse also went down and the whole outfit rolled into the ditch. The shafts were broken and the harness somewhat demoralized, but otherwise no damage was done. The fate of the fly was not reported.

Union Dale- Farmers are much encouraged by the great demand for milk. The net price this season is about 2-1/2 cents per quart. They claim that it pays a great deal better than making butter for 15 cents per pound.

Rush - The Rush Base Ball Club wants to play any or all clubs in the county for the championship.

Ararat - It is said that Farmer Hobbs, whose two children eloped with and married the two Wayman children in Hancock, has given up the idea of going to law to recover his children, and wisely resolved to accept the inevitable. There is no use of crying over spilled milk.

Springville - Our school is not very large this fall, there being less than 40 scholars, but we hope to see more at the end of this month. Why don't you come, Maud, we miss you so much.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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