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September 27 1895/1995

Birchardville - The famous ball plays are the leading topics of the day. The Birchardville B.B. Club and the Fairdale Skippers tried conclusions Friday, Sept. 20th, on the ball ground at Rush score, 14 to 25, in favor of Birchardville. The Rush B.B. team played the return game with the Birchardville 2nd nine on the ball grounds at Birchardville Saturday, Sept. 21st. Although Rush had imported battery from Meshoppen consisting of Harding, pitcher, and Leetsle, catcher, they were easily defeated by the home team. Score 17 to 31, and Birchardville's "time at bat" in last innings not played. Well done, second nine!

Montrose - The old wooden porches at the front of the Nichols block have been torn away and replaced with flagging stone. The material is from the Loom’s quarry, near Williams Pond, and as usual, is of a quality hard to surpass. New paving, of the same material, is also being laid on Church street side of the block.

Harford - The new dining hall on the fairground was entirely consumed by fire last Friday night. The executive committee had just completed it at an expense of $400. It is the first accident or misfortune that has ever visited the Harford fair since its organization.

North Jackson - Miss Myrta French, who has many friends and relatives as well as admirers, in North Jackson, is continuing to win merited success in her musical and operatic career. She has signed for the season with Sousa's Band and Concert Company.

Rush - Arthur Gary left on the 9th, inst., for Iowa City to enter the Dental College there, as a student. His uncle, Dr. Osincup is practicing medicine, and his cousin. Dr. Byron McKeeby, is practicing dentistry at that point. Both are successful and prospering. Byron McKeeby is a Rush boy. [Byron McKeeby was Grant Wood's model for the farmer in the painting American Gothic. Dr. McKeeby was the artist's dentist] AND The Oregon Indian Medicine and Comedy Co. will occupy Shaner's Hall every weekday evening for two weeks.

Oakland - Adolph Scheurer has purchased the George M. Doolittle property, on the Oakland side, in consideration of $1,500. He will proceed to erect a gristmill upon the site of the old mill, some time since destroyed by fire. Aldolph Scheurer has disposed of his North Jackson farm to Raymond Washburn. Consideration $3,000.

West Auburn - Mr. Perry Brown, of West Auburn, and Miss Lou Cobb, of Opposition, Pa., came up to Waverly for the sole and declared purpose of getting married. No opposition developed, despite the bride's suggestive home name, and their hopes and plans were consummated in due form. The ceremony of making the Cobb Brown was performed by the Rev. Charles DeWoody, with neatness and dispatch.

Hallstead - Over in Hallstead considerable excitement was created Saturday evening by the announcement that Master Charles Major, youngest son of N.O. Major, was lost. After a search he was found behind a door, sound asleep.

Little Meadows - Col. W.E. Dowin, of Owego, and F.E. Bard, of New York City, were in town last week looking over the line of the proposed electric road from this place to Apalachin. These men represent a syndicate of New York City capitalists, which is engaged in building electric roads in various parts of the country. While they seemed favorably impressed with the proposed line, they made no statements as to what they would do in the matter. AND We think sidewalks hardly the proper place for cows to be driven on.

Ararat - We are in receipt of the startling report that Ararat has been visited recently by a well-developed case of bloomers. We sincerely hope it will not prove contagious.

Choconut - John Ryan and Wm. Scott attended Buffalo Bill's show and report a good time.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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