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September 20 1890/1990

Rush - Mrs. Ira Duel, of Iowa, daughter of William Boyd, is visiting her parents after an absence of 22 years. Such homecomings bring a melancholy pleasure; the furrows and gaps left by time in our homes are sad to see.

Harford - A larger crowd on the Fairground the first day than ever before. The ladies of the Congregational Church were dispensing oysters, photographer Knapp was catching a picture of the crowd drawn up within his range, the Drum Corps were enlivening the hours with martial music, the Log Cabin was in "apple-pie order" in "ye olden style" with the tea kettle bubbling on the fireplace and the slices of pumpkins drying overhead, and Secretary A. Lee Tiffany with one assistant was busy over the entries. Four competitors in the plowing match: Clarence Shay, Theron Grinnell, a Mr. Merrick, Henry Chamberlin. No sulky plow in the race. We predict that Chamberlin will take first premium $7, and Shay the second $5. The signs point to the largest Fair yet on our record.

Ararat - Mrs. E.C. Tyler is teaching the Avery school. Other teachers appointed are Miss Bessie Lippincott at East Ararat, Clark H. Avery at South Ararat, Miss Lou Brown at the Brooks school.

South Gibson - Claims to be the banner town on weddings. Three grand weddings were held here on the same day. Rev. W.F. Boyce officiating at them all. A good many people were invited to all three. The old adage, "when it rains, it pours, seemed to be true in this case. The contracting parties were Norman W. Howard, of Scranton, to Miss Daisy Resseguie, the ceremony being performed at 1 o’clock p.m. at the Resseguie homestead. At four o’clock, Mr. Will Tobias and Miss Bertha Pickering were married at the home of the bride; and at 6 o'clock p.m. occurred the marriage of Miss Vinna Howard to Will Conrad of Scranton. All three couples started for a trip to Niagara Fails.

Silver Lake- The Montrose stage is now down to a small buggy drawn by a very lame horse. Let those who have any public spirit try for a railroad.

News Brief - Miscellaneous: Phrenology is an infant science which we are to determine the length and temperature of the winter by means of the vegetation and the animal life in the fall. But it is older than civilization in America. Any old farmer can now tell as much about the winter by the cornhusks and the muskrat’s houses as the scientists by their new ology.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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