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Merrillsville.
Dec. 26, 1887. - Christmas; with its merry gatherings and joyous
greetings has come and gone and Santa Claus, with his abundant pack,
was here, we know by the happy look of the little girls as they hug
their dolls and display to them other great treasures and the agility
of the small boy in being the first to the pond with a new pair of
skates or a sled unmarred.
 -We noticed several happy families gatherings on Christmas day.
Among the number were at the homes of A. Moon, L. Eddy,
Wm. Christman and J. L. Ward.
 -Mrs. Dwight Stone and niece, Miss Mary Vedder, are visiting in
Herkimer.
 - Frank Moon, who has been quite seriously afflicted with rheumatism,
is improving and is now able to ride.
 -Roland Hollenbeck, of Pratts Hollow, has purchased the factory
west of here, formerly owned by him, and will move there and run the
factory another spring. Jim Henderson, the present occupant, has
rented the Peterboro factory, where he soon intends to move. Both
are good cheese makers and we predict a liberal patronage.
 -Emmett Moon and family, of Clockville, were guests of his father
on Sunday last.
 -H. Orcutt and family, of Oneida, spent Christmas with friends in town.
 -Beautiful sleighing for several days past. No drifts, no mud and we
can not help wishing it was leap year, so some fair one would say,
"Won't you take a sleigh ride." JIMMY.
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Merrillsville.
Jan. 5, 1888. -The young people enjoyed a social dance in our
village last Wednesday evening.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Stone spent Sunday with relatives near the Community.
 -Frank Gault and family made their daughter, Mrs. Roantree, of
Chittenango, a happy New Year's visit.
 -Several scholars of this place attended school during the fall
term at Oneida, and now after a vacation of over a week, they
returned to their studies with renewed energy. Master Emerson Stone
commences the winter term with them as a beginner.
 -Riley Moon and family in company with James Ingalls and family
and other relatives made Christmas a merry day at the home of
Alonzo Snyder, near Clockville. Between 30 and 40 guests sat down
to a bounteous repast which all enjoyed and such an enjoyable
family gathering is well worth mentioning, although not known to
your scribe until ...
 -Only two buildings have undergone repairs at present. One is the
house of Merrit Eddy, which, when painted presented a cozy appearance
and shows great improvement over the old building. The other house
is owned by Charley Gregg and we learn is intended for a saloon,
but we hope not, for one is not needed in this small place, and
we fear would cause much sorrow and perhaps a lonely vigil lasting
far into the night, for some of the wives and mothers dwelling
here. JIMMY
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Merrillsville.
Jan. 12, 1888.-We are experiencing rather rough weather at this
writing. Having often been told that the last Friday and Saturday
of the month were days for the next month, we are now willing to begin
believing it, for the last Friday of December was very stormy and
January has been enough to satisfy most of us, especially to-day.
 -Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Alice Warner
daughter of John Warner of the West Hill to Fred Hodges, formerly
of Peterboro, but now of Oneida. The happy event takes place on
Jan, 25, at the bride's home.
 -We notice many farmers dragging logs to mill here, even some
coming from as off as Siloam.
 -Everyone is invited to the dance at Pierce's Hall tonight.
This is the second of a series of dances and if the weather
had been propitious there would have been a large attendance,
but with such a stormy day and no signs of a clear off, we are
quite sure that others as well as "our best girl" 
will be doomed to disappointment.
 -We understand that those under the faith cure are very much better.
 -Now that we have a new commissioner and one who has been successful
as a teacher, we shall expect an improvement in the schools. Under the
law regulating the securing of certificates, we predict less school ..,
of Turkey Street. The ladies are sisters of A. Moon of this place.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Magown entertained friends from Clockville and
Siloam on Sunday last.
 -Miss Cora Buyea and another young lady, returning home from a
visit to Canastota, had the misfortune to meet with a serious
accident. The horses became frightened at a log near the road
and became unmanageable. It threw them out, but did not break any bones.
 -Our dances seem to be a thing of the past. The last one was a
failure on account of the inclement weather, and we fear that we shall
have to go elsewhere to trip the light fantastic toe unless the
ladies take it into hand and issue invitations for a leap year party,
which would undoubtedly be a success.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buyea spent Sunday last with her sister in Canastota.
 -Miss Emma Moore, we believe, is engaged to teach the spring term of
the school. She formerly resided here and made many friends in this
place who will be glad to welcome her back.
 -Quite a few have disposed of their hops. Among the number are Moon,
Ingalls and Warner, at prices from 10 to 11 cents per pound.
 -Now that the school in the Snyder district has closed, Florence
Buyea has returned and is attending school here. Owing to the small
attendance our public money will be rather small one year hence.
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Merrillsville.
 Jan. 30, 1888.-The home of John Warner, near Peterboro, was the scene
of a happy gathering on Wednesday, the 25th last. It was the marriage
of their eldest daughter, Alice N., to Fred Hodges of Oneida. Although
the day was stormy, a merry company of nearly 100 guests assembled
in their large and elegant house to do honor to the occasion. At
8 o'clock Miss Nora Stoddard commenced playing the wedding march, and
all eyes were turned were turned expectantly towards the hall and
were rewarded by a view of the elegantly attired bride and groom,
who marched under the floral-horseshoe, where the ceremony was performed
by the Rev. T. F. Harris, of Peterboro. Hearty and sincere congratulations
followed, which were responded to by the newly wedded couple, after
which the company was invited out to an elegant repast served in a
tastily trimmed and decorated supper room, Miss Parker, of Oneida,
playing a march for the occasion. The evening was spent in social
enjoyment until a late hour. More than a passing note should be given
the bride, who has devoted much time to music, and is an excellent
teacher of the art and still aims to approach a higher niche in the
musical world. Her dress was a lovely brown satin, made in the height
of fashion, with white slippers, ribbons, flowers, etc. The groom
is a highly respected and promising young man, whose parents reside in
Peterboro, where he spent his boyhood days, but now is in the employ
of J. E. Stone, of Oneida, and should they make that their future home,
Oneida will gain what we are all sorry to lose, as they are held
in high esteem and will be missed by their friends both young and old.
Mr. and Mrs. Hodges were the recipients of numerous and valuable
presents from their friends. We also noted some which caused much
merriment were designed for that by the sender. Among the guests
from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. R. Buyea and Mr. and Mrs. Gostling
of Cazenovia; Mr. and Mrs. J. Hart, of Pratt's Hollow. Mr. and Mrs.
Waterman and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray and daughter, Miss Wells,
Miss Allen, Miss Stone, Miss Miller, Miss Page, Will Stone, Charles
Stone, and Mr. Hill of Oneida. Many more were expected, but the
roads proved almost impassable, some having to return home ere
reaching the scene of festivity.            A GUEST.
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Merrillsville.
Feb. 6, 1888.-Several from this place attended the wedding of 
Mate White, of Wampsville. Among the number were Giles Harrington
and his sister, Nellie Harrington, Elbridge Dunham and Libbie 
Vanderwacker.
-W. Eddy has been making some repairs to his saw mill, but all 
is in running order again.
 -C. Gregg and wife spent a few days recently near Clockville,
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
 -Miss Minnie Eddy is attending school at Canastota, commencing 
on Monday last.
 -Frank Buyea and wife entertained friends a short time ago 
from Cortland. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and daughter, and they were 
obliged to make a lengthy stay with their Lenox friends on account 
of the blockade on the Cazenovia road.
 -Jasper Northrup, of the West Hill, delivered his hops on
Wednesday of last week. Price not known.
 -Two young men of this place being absent for a few days gave 
rise to the report that they had left for parts unknown, but
they returned all right on Sunday, much to the joy of their 
friends who were quite worried over their absence, they not 
having told of their intention of going away on a visit. We 
make this statement as many farther off are asking if they
are at home, or why they ran away and where they had gone.
 -Mrs. Gault spent several days with her daughter, of
Chittenango last week.
 -We understand that there was an exhibition at the 
school-house near the factory, on Wednesday of last week. They
invited the school in the Shaffer district to join them and
the report says that the speaking was above average the average
of school exhibitions showing the excellent training of both
schools. The school is taught by Miss Mary Tucker and we
believe she is engaged to teach a summer term in her own
district, in the Mile Strip.
 - Fred Hodges has returned to his place, in John E. Stone's
store, while his wife will remain at home for a year or so. 
This will be pleasing news to her many music scholars.  JIMMY.
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Merrillsville.
Feb 18, 1888.-Eugene Rich sold and delivered to Mr. Woodhull the
hops raised on his place on Thursday of last week. Mr. Warner and
William Stone also delivered theirs the last of the week.
 -Eugene Petrie and wife have commenced keeping house on the west
hill, and celebrated the event by giving a social dancing party to
their young on the Tuesday, the 7th inst. All report a pleasant
time and wish the couple a long and prosperous life.
 -Cora Buyea has returned from a lengthy visit to her aunt, Mrs.
Will Tuttle, of Canastota.
 -Rumor says Philemon Pierce has sold his hotel to Mr. Myers,
from the lake.
 -Mrs. Rich and daughter, of the West Hill, are visiting friends
in Little Falls.
 -We miss the hill people from our roads this winter. The Dunham
hill is so blockaded with snow people cannot travel it, and
consequently have to drive a longer distance on the hills and
come down the gulf road on their way to Oneida. This is the first
time in years that we have not kept the road open, but more snow
seems to have lodged in the roads than usual, causing much
inconvenience in traveling nearly all the highways.
 -On Saturday last, as Frank Ingalls's son Hollis, was returning
from his Uncle Alonzo Snyder's, in some manner his cutter upset,
frightening his horse, which, in after dragging the young man
a long ways, succeeded in getting free and made good headway for
home, until near the head of the gulf, where he was found lying
on his back terribly bruised and cut up. The cutter was demolished.
The horse was a valuable one, Mr. Ingalls having refused $200 for
it a short time ago. The damage may be less serious than at first
supposed, although bad enough, at the best.
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Merrillsville.
Feb 23,1888.-We neglected to mention in our last of the visit of
Byron Moon and wife, of Munnsville, to his brother, A. Moon, of
this place. They brought with them a finely executed picture of
Mr. Moon, the work being done by their daughter, Una.
-Mr. and Mrs. Winchell visited at the home of Jabez Ward one
day last week.
-We learn that the horse belonging to Frank Ingalls was not hurt
nearly as bad as first reported.
-George Vedder, of Canastota, visited his niece, Mrs. Lucy Stone,
a short time.
-Silas Rouse, Jr., has rented his uncle's, Harrison Rouse, place
near Perryville, and will move there next month and try farming
another year.
-Mrs. Carrie Magawn visited at the home of her parents, in Hoboken,
on Saturday last.
-Frank Moon and his sister, Anna, entertained their young friends
a few evenings since.
-Mrs. Lucy Hinman has returned from a visit to Little Falls.
-Frank Moon is being treated by a Syracuse physician for rheumatism.
-Mrs. Seymour Clark and children visited at her sister-in-law's,
Mrs. Frank Moore, on Monday last.
-There are several farmers busy hauling logs and wood to market
from here, some selling at Oneida, Canastota, and Durhamville.
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Merrillsville.
March 5, 1888.-H Orcutt, of Oneida, accompanied by his wife and
children spent several days pleasantly at the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward. They also visited other relatives near
here before returning home.
 -Eugene Morse is now boarding with William Stone and is quite a
long distance from his cooper shop, which is inconvenient.
 - March came in quite lamb-like, but it has giving us now a
taste of the roar of the lion-like fury which many predict
it will go out with. The snow is piled in drifts causing many
to march around with shovels.
 -There is not very much sickness among the horses here, although
we hear of many further off. George Hollenbeck of Lee Centre, while
visiting his brother near the factory, had the misfortune to lose
his from inflammation of the bowels.
 -Rumor says Ed. Warner has rented and moved on the Courteney farm.
 -Anna Moon fell on the ice, hurting her, although not seriously.
 -Wilton Orcutt, of the East Hill has moved to East Boston.
 -Mrs. Jennie Green has ... (remainder missing)
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Merrillsville.
March 19, 1888.-Our schools closed on the 6th inst. We have not learned 
when the spring term begins.
 -Elmer Dunham is moving back on his father's farm, which he is to work 
next year. We are glad to welcome him back.
 -Zenias Gault and his sister, Nannie, entertained the young people of 
this place on Thursday evening of last week.
 -Minnie Eddy is home on a two week's vacation.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Snyder and family have been visiting relatives
in this vicinity for a few days past, before taking up residence in
Cortland where Mr. Snyder will be employed by the railroad company, 
their goods having been sent on last week. We learn they start today.
 -Mr. and Mrs., G. Harp, of Pratt's Hollow, were the guests of Riley
Moon on Sunday last.
 -We are quite sure our road was never more uneven than now, as there
is snow piled up in some places and others nearly bare. Quite a number 
turned out and helped shovel out the Dunham hill, one day last week.
 - Master Roy Eddy and his sister were given a surprise by their 
Canastota friends one night last week.
 -Floyd Buyea is visiting relatives at Canastota.
 -Mr. and Mrs. D. Stone visited relatives at Cazenovia a short time ago.
 -Mrs. Frank Moon has been visiting relatives at Cleveland for some time.
 -John Williams, of Augusta, made his brother-in-law, J. L. Ward a
visit a few days ago.
 -Gracie Adle spent some time with her sister Mrs. Magawn.
 -Frank Moon is still under the doctor's care.
 -Misses Jennie and Lena Snyder, visited their aunt, Mrs. Riley Moon,
last week.
 -Misses Lizzie and Emma Brannagan visited at Morris Harrington's a short time
ago.
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Merrillsville.
March 29, 1888.-Mrs. George Clark is entertaining her niece from
Michigan.
 -Dell Magawn moved out of the Moore's tenement house into Morris
Harrington's house yesterday, and we learn that the house vacated
and blacksmith shop is rented to Mr. Helmer.
 - Our school commenced to-day with Miss Emma Moore as teacher.
 -W. Eddy is having some trouble with his saw mill, owing to an
overplus of water.
 -Farmers are beginning to look up farming utensils and getting
ready for spring work, as the warm weather is
...
and unless reinforced will soon be something of the past. The
good housewife begins to smile and calculate how she will make
the dust fly within a week or two, but something may happen
that will give us poor men a respite before the dreaded house
cleaning begins.
 -The roads are in bad conditions this vicinity.
 -But a small amount of maple sugar will be made this spring.
 -Libbie Vanderwalker has returned home.
 -Frank Gault has about succeeded in getting a pension of $4 a
month but will not receive a very large back pay.
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Merrillsville.
July 26, 1888.-Harvey Orcutt and family of Oneida, have been spending
a few days pleasantly at the house of J. L. Ward. They have now returned
home.
 -Mrs. Gregg and Miss Jennie Morse have returned from Syracuse, where they
have spent some time with relatives.
 -Raspberries are plenty, and so are the pickers. The market for berries
has been quite good so far and the grower feel repaid for his labor.
 -Lena Snyder, of Cortland, has been visiting relatives the last week or so,
also Miss Jennie Snyder has been spending some time here.
 -Riley Moon is at Clockville securing his hay on his farm there. Merritt
Eddy has gone with him to assist in gathering it.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Hart, of the West Hill, entertained friends from Brooklyn
and Jamestown a short time ago, also their daughter and family, from 
Cazenovia spent Sunday with them.
 -Fred Hodge, of Oneida, is spending a part of his vacation with his
relatives, John Warner and family.
 -E. Morse and D. Magown have been making repairs on B. Courteney's
place. They finished last week.
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Merrillsville.
Aug. 6, 1888.-Our Sunday school is gaining in members again now that the
... harvest is nearly over. The subject of a picnic was agitated and we 
believe was decided in the affirmative, provided suitable grounds for
it could be secured. D. Wright, of Siloam, attended the Sunday-school
and assisted in arranging plans, etc. Some of the committees were
selected and it is expected it will be held in a week.
 -Misses Jennie and Lena Snyder returned to their home at Cortland, 
on Monday last and were accompanied by their aunt, Miss Nora Ingalls.
 -Mrs. Watkins, our Sunday school superintendent is absent ...
Johnsville. Her place is supplied by Miss Emma Moore.
 -Miss Minnie Eddy left on Wednesday, for a lengthy visit to relatives
in Bridgeport.
 -We neglected to speak of Mrs. A. Moon's return from Syracuse some 
time ago.
 -Many are intending to begin their oat and barley harvesting this 
morning, or within a few days. There is not much wheat raised in this
section and what little there was is a very light crop.
 -Katie Louis returned to her home at Syracuse. She has been visiting 
her sister, Mrs. Charlie Gregg, for some time.
 -Miss Mary Vedder is visiting at the home of W. Miller on the East Hill.
 -Grove Stoddard is the envy of all the small boys now, as he has a span
of black goats in his possession, through the kindness of his little friend,
Frankie Phillips, of Oneida, and as they are broken to harness, he and
his little brother, Harry, maybe seen driving and riding about every day.
 -The school closed with a picnic in the Clark district last Friday, a
few from this place attending, among the latter was Miss Anna Moon and
her friend, Nora Stoddard. Miss Anna favored them with some music,
which was fluently executed.
 -Miss Nannie Gault has been spending some time at home.
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Merrillsville.
Sep. 3, 1888.-Miss Ellen Snyder, of Canastota, has returned home after
spending a few days pleasantly among her numerous friends there.
 -Mrs. Stephens, of Utica, has been visiting among her relatives in 
this place and vicinity.
 -Miss Nora Stoddard has returned home and has been entertaining her
friend, Miss Nettie Clark, of Siloam.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roantree, of Chittenango, were the pleasant 
guests of Frank Gault and wife on Sunday last.
 -Master Herbert Moore, of Valley Mills, has been visiting at the
home of his uncle, S. J. Stoddard.
 -Philemon Price visited friends in Augusta a short time ago.
 -Miss Emma Moore has returned to her home at Munnsville.
 -We are please to have Mrs. Watkins again with us in Sunday school,
she having returned a week or so ago.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Waterman and children, of Oneida, were pleasantly
entertained at the home of John Warner on Sunday last.
 -Yesterday was the last Sunday-school here until after the hop harvest,
which begins tomorrow.
 -We understand there is to be an entertainment in the school-house 
Thursday.
 -Miss Anna Douglass has returned to her school at Oneida, and Miss Fannie
will go tomorrow.
 -As John Warner was endeavoring to take down a hay fork it slipped and
fell, striking him and the tine entering just below the eye, making it 
rather fortunate that it did not hit a little higher up and destroy his eye.
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Merrillsville.
Sept. 10, 1888. There is not much news from this locality, except hops 
and hop dances. Among the latter was one at Mr. Hainesworth's last week.
The hops are not yielding very well and the picking is quite slow, not
near as good as last year.
 -Miss Middlebrook, of Little Falls, Mrs. H. Eisaman and Miss Grace 
Hollenbeck, of the Mile Strip made their aunt, Mrs. S. Hart, a pleasant 
visit on Tuesday last.
 -Carl Moon's father bought him a pair of goats last week and when he 
gets them broke he don't propose to take the dust from any of the other 
little boys carts.
 -Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson and daughter, Maude, of Peterboro, and Mr.
and Mrs. Clark Cummings and daughter, Maude, spent Sunday with S. J. 
Stoddard and family.
 -Mr. Eddy has been doing quite a little in the way of butchering lately,
which is very accommodating to our hop growers, many hating to do their
slaughtering and their having a whole beef on their hands at once.
 -Miss Nellie Ingalls and her bother, Phineas of Lee Centre, are staying
at their father's Erastus Ingalls, during the hop-picking.
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Merrillsville.
Sept. 24. 1888.-John Harrington has home from the West again, and
we are all glad to see him.
 -Miss Mary Vedder is attending the normal school at Oswego.
 -Warren Davis and son, of Earlville, visited at the home of his
brother-in-law, James Douglass, a short time ago.
 -Miss Cora Middlebrook has returned to her home at Little Falls.
 -Mr. Warner gave his pickers the privilege of having an exhibition
instead of a dance. All that would, took part in the speaking, and the
rest and their friends made quite a good sized audience. The speaking
was good and the music was finely executed by Mrs. Alice Hodges and
her pupil, Miss Nora Stoddard, Thanks are due Mr. and Mrs. Warner
and their sons and daughters for making so pleasant an evening's
entertainment during the busiest time of the year.
 -The hop harvest is over or very nearly so. Only a few are picking,
and they will finish by the time this is in print.
  -Phineas Ingalls and wife, of Lee Centre, have returned to their
home, as their father, Erastus Ingalls, has finished his hop-picking.
  -Alseba Ward is spending some time with her aunt, Mrs. John Williams,
in Augusta.
 -Miss Carrie Harrington has returned to New York, where she is employed
in the millinery business.
 -Master Emerson Stone has returned to his school at Oneida.
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Merrillsville.
Oct. 1, 1888.-Mrs. A. Lawrence, of Syracuse, and Mrs. N. Chaffee,
of Clockville, were the guests of Mrs. Douglass on Tuesday last.
-Zenas Gault is at work for John Parkhurst, of Hoboken, this fall.
-Roy Eddy and his sister, Minnie go to Canastota this morning to
enter school there.
-Our school begins today with Miss. Santry as teacher. She boards
with the trustee, Frank Buyea.
-Steward Harrington goes to Oneida today. We believe to attend
school there.
-D. Magawn's grandmother has been spending some time visiting him.
They also entertained other friends on Sunday last.
-Mr. and Mrs. D. Stone visited her sister near the Community
a short time ago.
-Miss A. Ward has returned home from Augusta.
-J. L. Ward had sold his hops to Oneida parties for 22 cents
per pound, to be delivered this week.
-Several of the farmers have sold their hay to Bridge & Souter.
Mr. Bridge's son-in-law, Dell Goff, does the pressing and gives
excellent satisfaction among the farmers here. Among the number
that have sold and pressed are W. Eddy, O. Strough, Stone & Buyea,
S. Stoddard and E. Ingalls.
-Jerome Dunham has removed his household things from the homestead
and is housekeeping in a smaller house on the same place.
-Mr. and Mrs. Maloney and daughter, Amy, returned to their Oneida
home. They spent their time here during hop picking and occupied
their own house. The old man is very feeble, being confined to his
bed most of the time.
-Eldbridge Dunham spent Sunday with his friends here.
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Merrillsville.
Oct. 18, 1888.-George Hollenbeck, of Lee Centre, made his parents
a short call last week. His sister-in-law, Miss Nellie Ingalls,
returned to the Centre with him to continue the dress making business.
 -Mrs. Carrie McGown visited her parents at Hoboken a short time ago.
 -Mrs. E. Bridge, of Clockville, was a pleasant caller at the home of
her son Saturday last.
 -Thaddeus Stoddard, of Pratt's Hollow, has been visiting relatives here.
 -Frank Heyser and wife, of Canastota, were guests of F. Buyea on Friday
of last week.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Phelps and daughter, Jennie, of Bridgeport, spent
Saturday and Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Winfield Eddy.
 -Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Foote, of Peterboro, visited the latter's
daughter on Wednesday last.
 - Several from this place attended the party at Ed. Bridge's on Friday
night.
 -The remains of Isaac Snook and wife and two grandchildren were removed
from our cemetery and taken to Glenwood last week.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gault visited their daughter at Chittenango a
short time.
 -Dell Goff and his three men pressed A. McPherson's hay last week.
They turned out 125 bales in nine hours. If four men can do faster
work we shall be glad to here from them.
 -Kirk Hewitt is laid up with a dislocated shoulder. He has finally
had his arm put back in place and hopes to be able to work again by
spring. It is a serious affair, as his family needs his help to
support themselves.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Buyea spent Sunday last  at Canastota visiting
her sister, Mrs. Will Tuttle.
 -The school in the Ingalls district began today with a lady
teacher from Canastota, and the school in the Snyder district
began one week ago, with Louis Ratnour, of Wampsville, as teacher.
 -Sylvanus Hart has been on the sick list for a week or so, but is
slowly improving.
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Merrillsville.
Nov. 1, 1888.- Mrs. S. H. Sayles, of Oneida, has been spending a few
days with the family of Frank Moore, dressmaking for them. She returned
home last week.
 -Miss L. Whitman, of Oneida, made her sister, Mrs. J. B. Douglass, a
call a short time ago.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lyons, of Fenner, visited his cousin, S. J. Stoddard,
and family, on Saturday of last week.
 -Rumor says that we are to have a wedding in town.
 -Mrs. Emogene Roantree, of Chittenango, spent a few days pleasantly
with her parents last week.
 -Frank Buyea delivered his hops to Mr. Knox last Monday, on a contract
of 16 cents per pond. Several others have sold their. Among them are
D. Stone and S. Morse.
-Arvine Strong of Valley Mills, called on relatives here on Tuesday
last, bringing the sad news of the death of Mrs. Libbie Stoddard,
of Stockbridge. Relatives from this way attended the funeral on Wednesday.
-Wm. Vedder and family, of Perryville visited their grandmother, Mrs.
Morris, on Sunday last.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Orcott, of Oneida, were guests of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Ward.
-Miss Lizzie Branagan, of Peterboro, was the guest of Miss Nellie
Harrington.
 -Tyler Harrington and wife have been spending a few days with relatives
here.
-Libbie Hewitt left town quite suddenly for parts unknown. All are
wondering where she has gone.
 -John Harrington has gone to Oneida to work at the casket works.
 -Giles and Nellis Harrington attended the marriage of their cousin,
John Harrington, on the 24th ult.
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Merrillsville.
Nov. 15, 1888. We have been having some very fine warm weather for November 
and farmers in this section are catching up with their work.
 -Frank Ingalls, of this place, has bought the Snyder farm and will move 
there in the spring. He has sold his house to Truman Butler, of Siloam 
for $1,100.
 -Dwight Stone and family have moved to Oneida. He has rented his farm 
to Merrill Eddy, who has already taken possession. Mr. Stone, we hear, 
has bought an interest in a drug store in Oneida.
 -Wilton Olcott, of East Boston, has moved into Mrs. Nathaniel Harrington's 
house.
 -Alonzo Snyder, of Cortland, visited relatives here yesterday.
 -Mrs. Simon Morse, who has been on the sick list, is able to be around
again, much to the joy of her friends.
 -Cora Buyea has returned from a visit to Canastota.
 -Libbie Hewitt is at work for Mrs. Hughes, east of here, so the mystery
of her whereabouts  is explained, but not why she should have made
a mystery of it.
 -Mrs. Santry spent Saturday and Sunday at Oneida.
 -Election passed off very quietly here, and the most of the people in
this locality were surprised at the way the election went, as all agreed 
that that Cleveland was a man hard to beat.
 -Harvey Orcutt has bought and torn down the cheese house on the Stoddard
place and is moving it to Oneida to erect again as a barn on his place
there.
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Merrillsville.
Nov. 22, 1888.-Winfield Eddy is tearing down his saw mill and will replace 
it with a better one. He only intended it to repair it some, but found it 
in worse condition than he expected, and thus he is expected to begin at
the foundation.
 -A. Moon delivered his hops last week last week having sold some time ago.
 -Mrs. Hodge has moved her household goods to Oneida, where her husband
is employed and where the young couple will begin housekeeping for 
themselves.
 -Kirkland Hewitt, who was so unfortunate to get his shoulder hurt, has 
been to Amsterdam to see a doctor there. He reports his arm very much better
and that the operation was not so hurtful as expected.
 -Miss Nannie Gault is home for a two weeks' visit.
 -Mrs. Fenton Winchell, of Hoboken, visited her relatives here this week.
 -Mrs. Frank Ingalls has been quite sick, but is better at this writing.
 -Mrs. George Hollenbeck, of Lee Centre, has been visiting her sister,
Miss Jessie Ingalls, for a few days.
 -Grant Hollenbeck made his friends here a short visit this week.
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Merrillsville.
Dec. 3, 1888.- John Warner delivered his hops Wednesday and Thursday
of last week.
 -A very enjoyable family gathering was held at the residence of Leroy
Eddy, Nov. 19, to celebrate the birthday of there host. His children
and grandchildren and also his brothers and sister combined to made
a company of 30 guests.
 -Mrs. Gault and son, Frankie, went to Chittenango on Sunday last to 
visit her daughter Mrs. Roantree, He will remain there and attend school.
 -Roy and Minnie Eddy are home on a vacation. We have not learned if they
intend returning to school or not.
 -Mrs. Morse has been quite sick again, but is better.
 -Miss Santry went to her home at Oneida to spend thanksgiving,
closing school for the rest of the week.
 -A young stranger came to the home of Kirkland Hewitt last week.
Weight, 9 pounds.
 -John Marsh and wife have returned from boating and are spending 
a few days at the home of Riley Moon.
-Mrs. Carrie Haight returned to her home in Michigan last week. We
are sorry to lose her, and hope she will be induced to make us a visit 
of still greater length.
 -D. Stone, of Oneida, was a caller in our place yesterday.
 -Grant Hollenbeck has returned from Lewis County, where he has been 
making cheese.
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Merrillsville.
 Dec. 13, 1888.-Miss Susie Tuttle, of Canastota, is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. Charity Buyea.
 -W. Eddy had a bee and raised the frame for his saw mill Thursday last.
 -Hadley Christman is home again.
 -Charley Gregg has been at work for S. J. Stoddard the past few days 
building a woodshed.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Roland Case, of Perryville, called on relatives here last
week.
 -Miss Fannie Douglass returned to school last week after spending a week
or so at home.
 -Miss Minnie Eddy is attending school here now.
 -Mrs. Leonard Whitman, of Oneida, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs.
Mary Douglass.
 -We are having quite wintry weather yesterday and this morning, and
all are in the hopes of more snow for the holidays.
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Merrillsville.
 Jan. 14, 1889.-Mrs. Warner and family visited her daughter at Oneida
on Sunday last week.
 -Jabez Ward and wife held a family reunion on Christmas. Their son-in-law, 
Henry Orcutt, and family, of Oneida, are spending some days with them.
 -Pat. Ginny and wife and nephew, Seymour Adle, have returned from the west, 
where they went last year to reside. They concluded that they much preferred
New York State to the western country. They have been visiting at D. Magawn's 
for a time, but are now at Siloam visiting friends.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Will Colyer, of Syracuse, spent a few days with cousins here.
 -Miss Lena Snyder, of Cortland, is visiting relatives here now, having
spent Saturday with her aunt, Mrs. Riley Moon.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Romain Adle spent New Years with their daughter, Mrs. Carrie
Magawn.
 -Mr. and Mrs. George Ritter, of Clockville, visited at her brother's
Frank Buyea, last week.
-Mrs. Robert Buyea, of Cazenovia, is spending a week or two with her
mother Mrs. S. Hart.
 -Phineas Ingalls and wife, of Lee Centre, are spending some time here
with his father, Erastus Ingalls. Also, Fred Ingalls is home for a visit.
 -The family of Frank Gault are all down with the measles. The youngest
son, Frankie, caught them while attending school at Chittenango, and now
his mother and a brother and sister have them; also the sister where he 
boarded is down with them, but all are better now.
 -Mrs. John Parkhurst, of Hoboken, is spending a few days with her 
relatives here.
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Merrillsville.
 Jan. 31, 1889.-Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Stoddard, are absent visiting friends 
in Lee Centre.
 -Mrs. John Marsh has returned home from a visit at North Bay.
 -Miss Nannie Gault has returned to Mrs. Parkhurst's to stay for
the rest of the winter,
 -Miss Cora Buyea is spending a week or so at Dunbarton.
 -Our school would have closed on Friday last, but the trustee hired her 
for another month, which will make a very short term for us in the spring.
 -There has been talk of having a singing school here. Mr. Clinch, of 
Stockbridge, will give lessons if a class can be organized.
 -Born, Jan. 21, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gregg, a daughter.
 -Erastus Ingalls spent several days last week visiting his children at
Lee Centre.
 -Frank Gault made a business trip to Syracuse on Saturday last.
 -Carl Moon has a cute little cutter made and given to him by George
Way, to ride in, drawn by his goat. Both, he feels quite proud of.
 -Miss Hattie Spencer, of Wampsville, was the guest of Miss Nellie
Harrington one day last week.
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Merrillsville.
 25 Feb. 1889.-Mrs. Fred Hodges, of Oneida, spent a few days pleasantly
with her parents here. Her husband came Saturday night and both returned
to their home, Monday, the 18th inst.
 -Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward entertained several friends from Oneida on Tuesday
and Wednesday of last week.
 -Winfield Eddy presented his daughter, Minnie, with a new organ recently.
It was purchased at Mr. Crandall's of Oneida we believe.
 -Mrs. Hitchcock is visiting her grandson, D. Magowan, at present.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Moon are visited her cousin, D. Stone and wife, at Oneida,
last week.
 -We wish to make one correction in our last. It should have read shovel
brigade instead of "school" brigade.
 - Mr. and Mrs. J. Henderson and daughter, Maude, Mr. and Mrs. Winchester
Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Reckard, of Peterboro, spent Saturday,
with S. J. Stoddard and family.
 -The people of this place enjoyed a dance at Frank Buyea's on Friday night.
 -Mr. Buyea is about to move from the farm of Emerson Stone to that of
William Tuttle, near Hoboken. Mr. Stone's son will occupy the house
vacated and work the farm the coming year. The change will be made
March 1st.
 -Our school closed Friday. We believe Miss Santry is to teach the
spring term and board with Morris Harrington.
 -Mrs. A. Moon is absent visiting friends at Rome.
 -Obadiah Strough, living west of here, suffered a stroke of paralysis
Saturday night. We did not learn how serious it has proved to be.
 -W. Eddy has disposed of his mustang. It did not make as good a horse
as he expected.
 -John Buyea, of Cazenovia, has begun moving on the Jacob Buyea farm.
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Merrillsville.
March 7, 1889.-Mrs. O. Parkhurst, of Rome, visited relatives in this vicinity
last week.
 -Miss Anna Moon entertained her young friend, Miss Lina Shaver, of Siloam,
a few day's last week.
 -The young married people from this way attended a party at E. Bridge's last
Thursday night.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Seaman Eddy, of Hoboken, accompanied by their daughter and
grandchildren, spent Sunday evening pleasantly with Abram Moon and family.
 -Sandford Clark, of Oneida, made his father and mother a short call on
Monday last.
 -Mrs. Mariba Upham, of Iowa, accompanied by her niece, Mrs. Alzina Yerden,
of Dewitt are visiting relatives here for a few weeks. Mrs. Upham is a
sister of Emerson and William Stone, and as here is her birthplace and where
her early life was spent she has many friends, as well as relatives, who
gladly welcome her back after an absence of 20 years.
 -Our young people have enjoyed the sleighing while it lasted going in
sleighloads to parties, etc.
 -Louis Ratnour, of Wampsville, called on friends here Monday last.
 -George Moore made his uncle and family, at Siloam, a visit on Sunday last.
 -Miss Rosa Cypher is spending a few days at Mrs. Hart's.
 -Emmett Moon was a caller at his father's on Friday last.
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Merrillsville.
March 21, 1889. -Merritt Eddy has returned his house to William
Utter, from the lake, who has already moved in.
 -Leroy Eddy's young folks entertained their friends with a dance
on Thursday night.
 -Bertie Hainsworth, who is spending the winter in Oneida, was
home a few days last week.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Marsh have returned from a business trip to Rome.
 -Frank Moore has sold his tenant house to John Marsh. Consideration, $225.
 -Mrs. Lizzie Moon is absent visiting friends in Syracuse.
 -Miss Nellie Ingalls, of Lee Centre, is visiting at her father's house
here for a few weeks.
 -Mrs. Alzina Yordon, of Syracuse, has returned home after a visit of
several weeks here.
-Morris Harrington and family are entertaining guests at present from
a distance.
 -There is no maple syrup made here in this village owing to the lack
of trees but on the hills in this vicinity nearly all are making and
reporting a good yield for the past few days.
 -Harmon Hinman has been spending a few days with his parents here.
 -Monroe Hainsworth spent Sunday in Oneida.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Olcutt have been visiting friends here, Oneida,
and Oneida Castle, returning home Monday.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Aris Dunham spent Saturday and Sunday visiting an aunt
at Pratt's Hollow.
 -Mrs. Frank Moore is quite sick and under the doctor's care.
 -The roads are getting dry on places and the farmers are setting
poles and beginning their spring's work.
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Merrillsville.
April 1, 1889.-Yesterday was a genuine March day, cold, raw, wintry, with
lots of snow, then moderated until almost a rain.
-Mrs. Meribah Upham is now visiting E. Bulger's, near Oneida.
 -Freeman Merrill's and his wife, of Minnesota, are visiting at Morris
Harrington's. They are intending to make quite a lengthy visit among
relatives and friends in this vicinity we believe.
 -Miss Nora Stoddard was quite pleasantly surprised on Saturday evening,
March 23, by a company of her young friends, it being her thirteenth
birthday, her father and mother having previously issued invitations to
eight or ten couples. Warm sugar and refreshments were served and the
evening passed pleasantly in social games. She was the recipient of
a handsome birthday card from her cousin, Emerson.
 -Dwight Stone is having his house repainted, which improves the looks
very much. Many of us ought to do likewise.
 -Mrs. George Harp, of Pratt's Hollow spent a few days last week with her
aged mother, Mrs. James Ingalls, who is quite feeble and under the
doctor's care.
 -Mr. Henry Reckard, of Oneida, visited her aunt, Mrs. William Stone.
 -Frank Buyea has rented the Courtney farm and taken possession.
 -Mr. Eddy's house is again vacant, owing to the sudden departure
of his housekeeper.
 -Miss Cora Buyea has returned from a visit to Cazenovia.
 -Simon Buyea finished moving to the Suits house at Hoboken.
 -Mrs. Moore does not gain as fast as her many friends wish for.
 -Mrs. Frank Moon and son, Carl, have returned home from a lengthy
visit to friends at Syracuse and Cleveland.
 -J. Mason has rented Monroe Buyea's farm and has moved in. Mr. Buyea
reserves part of the house for himself and wife.
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Merrillsville.
April 10, 1889.-Harmon Sayles has moved from Oneida Lake into the
house owned by his brother-in-law, John Marsh.
-Mrs. John Hollenbeck, of Leo Centre, will return to her home to-day 
after a week or so visiting relatives here.
-Mr. and Mrs. John Warner visited their daughter in Oneida on Sunday.
-Our school began on Monday with a very small attendance, Miss Santry
as teacher. There is a scarcity of pupils in this district, as well as
in several surrounding ones. All taken together would hardly make a 
school the size of one 20 years ago in the village.
-Mrs. Helen Snyder and son, Floyd, of Cortland, are guests of relatives
here at present.
-Dwight Stone has purchased a young horse of Frank Gault.
-Miss Susie Warner is as home again and will remain here this summer
and not return to her studies at present.
-James Douglass is moving from the Whitman farm to the Tucker estate,
on the Mile Strip. The Whitman farm has recently been bought by 
Miss L. Whitman, of Oneida, and has not been rented yet, we believe.
-Mr. and Mrs. Gault visited the daughter in Chittenango last Wednesday.
-Mrs. Moore is gaining slowly.
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Merrillsville.
April 22, 1889.-L. Black, of Pratt's Hollow was a caller in town last week.
 -Mrs. Bulger and Mrs. Upham were calling upon their numerous friends a
short time ago. Mrs. Uphapm has left now for a lengthy visit in
Massachusetts.
 -Fred Ingalls, of Rome, returned home after spending a week at his
father's. He has entered into business for himself this spring. He is a
first-class artist and we wish him success.
 -Leroy Eddy is quite sick, having called the doctor on Saturday. It is a
stomach difficulty we learn.
 -Mrs. Charley Gregg is absent visiting her parents in Syracuse.
 -L. Ratnour and L. Stisser, of Wampsville, called on friends here yesterday.
 -Louis Park, one of the employees of THE UNION office, spent a few days
in this locality on a fishing expedition, being the guest of Dwight
Stone meanwhile.
-Miss Susie Warner and Miss Nora Stoddard are absent visiting friends
in Oneida.
 -Frank Ingalls visited at Pratt's Hollow yesterday.
 -Venie Hart spent a day or so at Cazenovia with his sister. His niece
returned home with him.
 -Mrs. Moore has suffered a relapse, but is gaining slowly.
 -Mrs. George Clarke is quite feeble with heart disease, although she is
able to be around the house.
 -Several have purchased horses lately. A. Moon and S. J. Stoddard
being among the number.
 -John Harrington is at home again. We have not learned if he will return
to Oneida or not.
 -An invited company assembled at Mr. Hainesworth's last week and enjoyed
a pleasant evening. Refreshments were served and dancing was indulged in.
 -Rollin Case and wife , of Perryville, visited at Riley Moon's yesterday.
 -Mrs. Roxy Horton, of Canastota, is at home here called by the sickness
of her father.
 -Mrs. James Ingalls is improving under the care of Dr. Wallace.
 -Hop grubbing is in full blast and hop roots have wintered well in
this section.
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Merrillsville.
May 13, 1889.-News is scarce and work plenty in this locality. Some of
the farmers are planting corn and finishing up their spring's work.
 -The sick are slowly improving.
 -Almeron Eddy, of Manlius visited relatives here last week.
 -Frank Moon was absent the greater part of last week , being one
of the Board of Excise Commissioners.
 -Bert Sanders, of Oneida, was a guest of J. Warner and family over
the Sabbath.
 -Erastus Ingalls and daughter visited relatives at Lee Centre
Saturday and Sunday.
 -Commissioner Keating appointed Frank Ingalls trustee in place of
S. Buyea, who moved from the district. He has not secured a teacher
yet, we believe. It will be a good chance for some teacher out of school.
 -Apple tree worms have made their appearance in great numbers, and many
are burning their nests and destroying as many as possible.
 -John Popple moved from the Buyea house to Clockville one day last week.
What this place loses Clockville gains.
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Merrillsville.
May 27, 1889.-Mrs. Leander Betts, of Michigan, formerly of this place
was the guest of her uncle, George Clark and family last week. She and
her husband are stopping with her brother, I. O. Wright of Peterboro,
where occurred the death of their son. We extend our sympathies in
their sad bereavement.
 -Mrs. Frank Moore is now at her father's, where she is very low, no
one being permitted to visit her. She was taken there so as to be
with her mother, who is also quite feeble.
 -Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Stoddard visited in Peterboro Sunday last.
 -The weather is extremely cold for this time of year, not very
good corn weather, yet it is all in the ground, waiting for the necessary 
warmth to come up.
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Merrillsville.
June 3, 1889.-Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst, of Rome, spent last week with Abram
Moon and family. Mr. Parkhurst is a fine musician and is organist at the
M. E. Church. He treated his friends to some first-class music during his 
stay.
 -Eugene Morse has been at work for E. Stone repairing his barn for the
last week or so.
 -Our school closed last Wednesday. We understand that the school commissioner
thought that it hardly paid to have a school, when he made a visit and found
only two little boys aged six or seven years.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moon and their guests visited at Emmett Moon's, in
Clockville, on Tuesday last.
 -Will Brewer, of Canastota, was the guest of T. Gault a short time ago.
 -Mrs. J. L. Ward has been quite dangerously ill of neuralgia of the heart
the past week.
 -Mrs. Harry Rickard and Mrs. C. B. Park, of Oneida, were the guests of
D. Stone and family on Friday.
 -Mrs. George Hollenbeck, of Lee Centre, is visiting friends here presently.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Sayles have been absent spending time with friends
near Sherrill.
 -School. in district No. 12, is under the efficient management of Miss Nellie
Bliss, of Peterboro.
 -Decoration Day was not observed here. Many attended at Oneida and Canastota.
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Merrillsville.
June 20, 1889.-Strawberries ripen quite slowly, but will be a good yield,
from present indications.
 -Mrs. Warner and Mrs. Hart visited in Cazenovia since our last items.
 -A party was enjoyed at F. Ingalls' on the 7th.
 -Miss Ellen Snyder, of Kirkville, recently visited Miss Nora Stoddard.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mason visited a daughter in Stockbridge last week.
 -Mrs. Monroe Buyea has been absent at Carthage caring for a sister,
who is sick.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Lot Black, of Pratts Hollow, were guests of her brother
on Sunday.
 -Merritt Eddy and family are rejoicing over a 10-pound baby boy, whose
age dates from the 15th.
 -The village, and a portion north and south for a short distance, suffered
from the hail on the 9th inst, which, in places, could be gathered by
pailfuls. Some of the crops are damaged quite badly, but hops not nearly
as badly last year.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Buyea, of Fenner, visited her sister here last week.
 -Mrs. Moore is attended by Dr. Moore, of Munnsville, at present, but is
quite low, but little hope of recovery, her disease being consumption.
 -George Vedder, of Canastota, spent a day or so in town recently.
 -A. Moon has had some repairing done on his house, and E. Stone is getting
the material to lay the wall to his barn.
 -Mrs. Frank Buyea visited at her mother's, in Peterboro, recently.
 -Letters have been received from Mariba Upham, who is enjoying a visit
in Massachusetts, saying that the fruit crop bids fair to be abundant
in that State.
 -Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Gault visited at Sherrill on Friday.
 -Our village was well represented last week at the lawsuit of Wilcox vs.
Parkhurst.
 -Floyd Snyder, of Cortland, is spending some time with friends here.
 -Mrs. Arvis Dunham is absent, visiting friends at Canastota this week.
She is accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Leroy Eddy.
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Merrillsville.
June 27, 1889.-Mrs. Abram Moon and Mrs. Riley Moon are absent this week
visiting in Manlius and Syracuse.
-Will Tuttle and family, of Canastota, visited her sister, Mrs. Buyea,
on Sunday last. Their daughter remains for a week or so to visit her cousins.
 -T. G. Shepard, wife and daughter, of Oneida, were pleasantly entertained
by D. Stone and family on Sunday last.
-Vennie Hart is at Cazenovia, a guest of her sister, Mrs. Robert Buyea.
-Mr. and Mrs. Gault were called to Fenner last Thursday to attend
the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Inman.
 -Grace Adle. of Hoboken, is visiting her sister here.
 -Chicken pox and whooping cough are in town, but all are having it light.
 -Miss Cora Buyea is spending some time with relatives in Peterboro.
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Merrillsville.
 July 11, 1889.-Mrs. Maggie Watkins has been absent visiting in Cazenovia and vicinity.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buyea and children of Canastota, made her parents ...
 -A. Moon has given his house a painting, which add to its worth and good looks.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Orcutt and family were guests at J. L. Wards, a short 
time ago.
 -The relatives of Isaac Moon attended the funeral at the home of Amos 
Sayles on the 2nd inst.
 -Mrs. Moon is gaining so she is able to ride out, much to the joy of 
her many friends.
 -Miss Bettie Hainesworth, of Oneida, was home over Sunday.
 - Haying and raspberry picking are in full blast and occupies the 
attention of every man, woman and child in either one occupation 
or the other, as they both are a bountiful crop in this vicinity.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Warren Snyder, of Siloam visited at D. Magowan's recently.
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Merrillsville.
Sept. 9, 1889.- Misses Lilly and Emma Williams, of New Hartford, have
returned to their home, after a few day's visit with their friends here.
 -A. Snyder and family, of Cortland, are here with relatives during the
hop festival.
 -L. Ratnour, of Wampsville, called on friends here Sunday last.
 -S. J. Stoddard lost a horse last week by being kicked by its mate while
in the pasture.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betsinger, of Durhamville, were guests of D. Stone
and family, yesterday.
 -Frank Moon has been on the sick list during the last week or so.
 -Mrs. Arvis Dunham is somewhat better, but is still confined to her bed.
 -Hops are hurting badly. A. Moon has left a large quantity unpicked, as
have some others. D. Stone has not a mouldy hop among his, but most of the
yards are quite bad, Pickers complain of slow work, while the outlook for 
good prices is poor. The yards will nearly be all finished during this week.
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Merrillsville.
Sept. 23, 1889.-Miss Minnie Eddy is attending school at Canastota.
She began last Monday.
 -D. Stone had the misfortune to lose a horse one day last week by 
getting hurt while in the stable.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Hart spent Friday at Durham Ville.
 -Emerson D. Stone went to Oneida yesterday and will enter the 
Elizabeth street school today for the fall and winter terms.
 -Threshing and corn cutting are occupying the attention of farmers at
present.
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Merrillsville.
Oct. 1. 1889.-Charles Shaver and his wife of Siloam were welcome
guests of A. Moon and family Sunday.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buyea visited her sister, Mrs. Will Tuttle, on Thursday
last.
 -Mrs. Slade, of Syracuse, sister of Mrs. S. Morse, spent several days with
her this week.
 -Lot Black, of Pratt's Hollow, was a visitor at the home of Frank Ingalls last 
week.
 -Miss Nora Stoddard has returned from a short visit at Valley Mills.
 - Rev. A. A. Pierce, of Lee Centre, accompanied by his wife, were pleasant
 guests among relatives here last week.
 -School begins in Dist. No. 12 today with Miss Mary Dougherty, of
Perryville, as teacher.
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Merrillsville.
Oct. 14, 1889.-Mitchell Stoddard and daughter were recent visitors of
S. J. Stoddard and family.
 -Mrs. Frank Gault is absent in Chittenango caring for a little grandson 
which recently came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roantree.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord of Massachusetts have arrived in town and will 
spend some time with relatives here. They are presently visiting her
sister, Mrs. George Clark.
 -Mrs. Simeon Morse has gone on a visit to her daughter's, in Canada.
She will be absent several weeks.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Verlanche Eddy and daughter spent several days last week 
visiting relatives at Pratts Hollow.
 -Ira Wilcox, who is making his home with his daughter here, is sick
and under the doctor's care.
 -Mrs. Frank Moon was called to Wampsville several days last week, by 
the illness of her mother, Mrs. Lord.
 -Mrs. Simeon Morse is absent visiting in Syracuse and will go from 
there to Canada and spend some time with her three daughters there.
 -It is now quite certain we shall have a school, if an excellent
teacher can be secured, as several large pupils have decided to remain
at home and attend school here.
-No hop or hay buyers are on the move here and no sales of either are
reported lately.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Clark, of Oneida, at the parental home last week.
 -Miss Jennie Rouse has begun her school in the Ingalls district.
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Merrillsville.
Nov. 4, 1889.-Harmon Sayles died yesterday at 8 o'clock of consumption.
He leaves a wife, and aged father and mother to mourn his loss; also a
brother and sister to miss him. The funeral will be held from his late
home on Wednesday.
 -Our school will begin the 11th of November, with Miss Bushnell, of
Bridgeport as teacher.
 -Mrs. Simeon Morse has returned home from her visit in Canada.
 -Mrs. Frank Moores is gradually failing with that dreaded disease,
consumption. She is confined to her bed, but has days that she
really seems better and hopes are again entertained that she will recover.
 -Mr. and Mrs. B. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. E. Rich, of Peterboro, were the
guests of S. J. Stoddard and family recently.
 -Abram Moon and Leroy Eddy delivered their hops last week to Steinkampf,
at Oneida, for 8 cents per pound. Stone & Co. delivered theirs at 8 3/4
and 9 cents per pound. He also purchased J. L. Ward's recently.
 -Mrs. John Marsh arrived in town Saturday in answer to a telegram
stating her brothers' serious illness.
 -Miss Cora Buyea has been spending some time in Canastota.
 -Miss Anna Moon visited her friend, Miss Lina Shaver, at Siloam, last week.
 -Politics is very quiet except the groaning over the awful tax that is
to be met somehow December next. It is, of course, laid to our Republican
friends and we hope to see them defeated at elections to-morrow. Taxes
and farmers have got to take a turn for the better, or the county house
will have to take care of the farmers in their old age.
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Merrillsville.
Nov. 21, 1889.-Mr. and Mrs. George Hollenbeck, of Lee Centre, have been
visiting friends here.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodges, of Oneida, were recent guests at home.
 -A feeling of deep sadness prevails in this vicinity over the death
of Mrs. Frank Moore, whose earthly life closed Nov. 14 of consumption,
after a long illness, aged nearly 47 years, leaving a husband and two
sons to grieve at her departure for a better world. The blow also falls
heavily on her aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, as
she was an only daughter and this is their first separation, as they lived
side by side in our village. There are several brothers who deeply mourn
the loss of an affectionate and kind-hearted sister. The funeral
services were held at here late home on Sunday, and the interment took
place at Peterboro. An able discourse was delivered by the Reverend
Gordon Moore, of Utica, a brother-in-law of the deceased, he being the one
who performed the marriage ceremony 19 years ago.
 -Ira Wilcox is very low of dropsy and death is looked for at any moment.
 -Miss Seba Ward is absent visiting in Oneida.
 -Miss Cora Buyea has returned home from a lengthy stay in Canastota.
 -Miss Jessie Ingalls has been absent the past week among relatives
at Lee Centre.
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Merrillsville.
Dec. 19, 1889.-The funeral of George Parkhurst took place at Siloam,
December 1 and interment was made in our village cemetery by the side
of his wife.
-Miss Louise House, of Peterboro, has been visiting friends and relatives
...
-Mr. and Mrs. John Marsh are at home again and occupying their house that
they purchased of Frank Moore last spring and which they have been
repairing some.
-John Warner finished delivering his hops last week.
-A pleasant company of about 40 assembled at the residence of John Buyea
on Tuesday evening of this week it being the fifth anniversary of their
wedding. A bounteous repast was served by the host and hostess being ably
assisted by a cousin and her husband from New Woodstock and music was
furnished by the Eddy brothers for those who wished to trip the
light fantastic.
-Mr. Wilcox remains about the same. He is not able to lay down or help
himself at all and there does not seem to be much hope for his recovery.
-Frank Ingalls is drawing his hay this week, to Oneida, en route
for New York. NELL.
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Merrillsville.
Dec. 30, 1889. Invitations are out for a jolly good time at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Arvis Dunham, on Jan. 1, it being the fifth anniversary of
their marriage. All who receive an information and go are sure to enjoy
the first day of the new year.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Stone and son are recipients of a card to the
wedding of Mrs. Stone's niece, Miss Kittie Brewster, of the west road.
The ceremony takes place at her father's, Frank Brewster, Jan. 8, in
the evening.
 -Mr. and Mrs. John Warner spent Christmas with their daughter, in Oneida.
 -Frank Moon, accompanied by his wife and son, spent a week or so visiting
in Rome.
 -Mrs. Florence Sayles is absent visiting friends in Cortland.
 -Mrs. Watkins and niece, Miss Emma Brannigan, having returned home, after
a lengthy visit in the Western Sates.
 -Mrs. Freeman Merrills is quite sick at the house of Morris Harrington,
where she is staying.
 -John Marsh is confined to his bed, with Dr. McConnell as attending
physician.
 -Miss Maggie Hainsworth has returned to her home, after a pleasant visit
with her sister at Hamilton.
 -Harvey Orcutt and family, of Oneida, and Mr. and Mrs. Guerdon Orcutt
were guests of Jabez L. Ward on Christmas.
 -Frank Ingalls held a family party on Christmas, at his pleasant house.
A bounteous repast and a good time was enjoyed by all.
 -Mrs. Alonzo Snyder and son, Floyd, of Cortland, are visiting at the home
of her father, James Ingalls, for a few days.
 -Several are pressing and shipping their hay in this locality. W. Eddy and
D. Stone are the latest to send some to New York, having loaded a car
Saturday last.
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Merrillsville,
Jan. 8, 1890.-Ira Wilcox, who has been a terrible sufferer for the past 
few months of dropsy of the heart, passed away Dec. 31, aged 72 years at 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Monroe Buyea. She has been unremitting in 
her care of him, but death was a relief to him as an end to his sufferings. 
Four sons and two daughters survive him, besides a sister and several 
grandchildren. Rev. Mr. Butman, of Clockville, preached an able discourse 
and the remains were placed in the Clockville Cemetery by the side
of his wife. Mrs. Buyea and brothers wish to return thanks to all those
who so kindly assisted them in the burial of their dead, and especially
the choir and trustees of the School house at Lenox Furnace.
-Miss Jessie Ingalls has returned from a week or so visiting at Lee Centre.
-Miss Cora Buyea is absent visiting friends in New Hartford.
-Several are in attendance at the Dunham-Brewster wedding today.
-In spite of the rain and mud New Years night a company of nearly 60
assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arvis Dunham. Supper was served 
both afternoon and evening and the numerous wooden presents attested 
the good wishes of their guests.
-Mrs. Amanda Cypher has been staying a day or so at the home of John
Marsh, who still remains quite sick.
-Mr. and Mrs. Hart entertained their grandchildren, from Cazenovia,
recently. NELL.
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Merrillsville.
 Jan. 16, 1890.-Mrs. Kate Harp, of Pratt's Hollow, visited at James Ingalls last week.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Irving Buyea visited her sister here Sunday last.
 -Miss Cora Merrells has arrived from Minnesota to assist in caring for her mother, 
Mrs. Freeman Merrells, who is reported as gaining very slowly.
 -John Marsh is still very sick with Bright's disease. Dr. Dewey, of
Peterboro, is the attending physician.
 -Emerson Stone has let his place for the ensuing year to Merritt and
Burt Eddy. His son will move back oh his own farm March first.
 -"La grippe" has several victims in this locality, Dwight Stone and
Frank Ingalls being under the doctor's care.
 -George Hollenbeck, of Lee Centre, made a business call here on Monday
last.
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Merrillsville.
Feb 3, 1890.-Miss Nellie Ingalls, of Lee Centre has been spending several 
days among her friends here, near her old home that now lies in ruins.
 -Miss Cora Buyea has returned home after a two weeks' absence in New 
Hartford.
 -Miss Mary Doughtery's school should have closed on Wednesday last, 
but owing to the mild winter and the wishes of the scholars, she will 
continue several weeks more, ere they have a vacation. She is engaged
for both terms, we believe.
 -A young folks' dancing party at Merritt Eddy's, on Friday last.
All enjoyed a good time.
-Mr. and Mrs. Eddy have been entertaining friends from Manlius the past week.
 -Mrs. Frank Brewster and daughter made her sister, Mrs. Stone, a visit
Tuesday and Wednesday last.
 -Mrs. Sayles returned from her visit at Peterboro last week.
 -The death of John Marsh, which occurred Jan 23, at his residence in
this place, soon after the decease of Mr. Sayles, brings a double sadness 
in one family in this community. The cause of Mr. Marsh death was Bright's 
disease. He was 44 years of age and had resided in Merrillsville 20 
years. By fair dealing and honesty he had won the respect and confidence 
of all who knew him and all deplore his loss. He leaves a wife, one sister 
living at Canastota, and a brother, at Lyons, to mourn for a kind,
loving husband, and an affectionate brother. The funeral was held
Sunday, Rev. W. W. Hunt, of Canastota, officiating, and the remains
interred in our cemetery.
 -Frank Ingalls is quite sick with the prevailing malady.
 -The weather is again colder, but thus far we have not had any sleighing.
What little snow there is lies in drifts next to the fences.    NELL.
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Merrillsville.
Feb. 13, 1890. Miss Lena Snyder, of Cortland, is spending several
weeks among relatives here.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Dunham, of Kenwood, were recent visitors of D. Stone
and family.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Riley Moon visited at Elmer New's in Siloam, Sunday last.
 -Elmer Dunham and wife are rejoicing over a young daughter's arrival
at their home.
 -Miss Mary Hainsworth is home from Hamilton to remain a few days with
her parents.
 -Mrs. Dell Magowan, of Oneida, is accompanied by her mother, Mrs. L. R.
Adle, spent Saturday with Mrs. Arvis Dunham.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Case, of Perryville, were guests of her aunt on
Tuesday last.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ingalls visited friends in Pratt's Hollow over the
Sabbath.
 -Several have sold their hops, hay and lumber the past week, but are
obliged to use wagons for heavy loads.
 -Mrs. James Ingalls has been quite feeble but is slowly improving.
 -Ellis Clark, after a lengthy absence, is spending some time with
 his parents here.
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Merrillsville.
Feb. 24, 1890.-Miss  Nellie Harrington recently visited in Canastota and Oneida.
 -Erastus Ingalls was a guest of his brother, James Ingalls, last week.
 -Mrs. Georgia Clark is again quite feeble, although able to be about 
the house.
 -Frank Moore has staked out the ground for a new house, on the corner
south of his barn. He has already purchased the stone for the foundation
of J. Dunham, we believe.
 -Miss Dougherty closed her school on Wednesday for a vacation until
April when she will return for the twelve weeks required to finish the
school year. She wished to report one pupil, Miss Nora Stoddard, who is 
entitled to a diploma, having passed all the studies in the eighth
grade, and several other pupils having certificates of good standing.
We would have been glad to report the standings of other schools near
here, but they were not handed to us. We think Commissioner Keating's
plan is excellent, as it encourages children to study to obtain a good
standing in their own schools and compare favorably with other schools.
 -Jennie Rouse closed her school in the Ingalls district on Tuesday,
of last week, after a successful term of 16 weeks.
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Merrillsville.
March 10,1890.- ...
 -Jerome Dunham, who was quite seriously hurt, last week, by falling out
of a wagon, is able to be about again. Dr. Dewey was called and dressed
the wound.
 -Mrs. Alice Hodges, of Oneida, is spending a few days at her old home here.
 -Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. Sayles are visiting friends at North Bay.
 -Miss Jessie Ingalls, of Lee Centre, is visiting Mrs. Monroe Buyea.
 -Dwight Stone lately purchased a horse of parties in Fenner.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst, of Rome, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Moon.
 -Our school will close this week, after a successful term of sixteen weeks.
The teacher has been retained for the summer term, we believe.
 -We were misinformed as to Frank Buyea having taken the Courtney farm,
as it is not yet let, we believe.
 -The Whitman farm has been rented for the ensuing year, and the family
has already taken possession.
 -No sleighing, but snow enough for a good sugar run at present.     NELL
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Merrillsville.
 March 26, 1890.-George Clark and wife celebrated their golden wedding
March 10, at their son's, Seymour Clark, who resides on the old farm.
Invitations were issued to the children and grand-children, nieces and
nephews, which were quickly accepted, and they spent a pleasant day together.
They presented the aged couple with a handsome and elegant easy chair to
Mrs. C., and a carriage robe and blanket to him. Mrs. Clark has been in
feeble health for a number of years, but she enjoyed this family gathering
very much, as her children were so thoughtful and took all care of the
entertainment from her.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Hart recently spent several days near Pratt's Hollow.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Mason are rejoicing over the arrival of a little daughter.
 -Mrs. Marsh is home again from a visit at North Bay.
 -The young people enjoyed a party at Frank Buyea's, on the 18th inst.,
before the family moved from the Courtney house to one belonging to Mrs.
Nathaniel Harrington.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roantree, of Chittenango, were welcome guests of her
parents here on Sunday.
 -School will begin Monday next, with Miss G. Bushnell, of Bridgeport, as
teacher.
 -Misses Bernace and Zuna Bellanger, of Clockville, were the guests of
Miss Nora Stoddard on Friday last.                            NELL
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Merrillsville.
 April 17, 1890.- Miss Cora Merrills has returned to her home at
Minneapolis. She was accompanied by her mother, who has been
visiting in the home of Morris Harrington for the past year but
for the past few months has been unable to return to her home
in the West.
 -School began last week in District No. 12. Miss Dougherty is again
the instructor.
 -The patrons of the Hollenbeck factory held a meeting Saturday night.
R. J. Hollenbeck makes the cheese and furnishes it for $1.45. He is
also secretary and salesman. The majority voted not to skim the cans
this fall.
 -Elmer Dunham has rented James Ingalls' farm and Truman Butler's house
for the ensuing year and took possession last week.
 -Mrs. George Harp, of Pratt's Hollow, spent a few days with her father
and mother, also Lot Black and wife were guests at the parental home
recently.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Olcott, of Oneida Castle, spent Sunday with her father
and family.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward have been entertaining their grand-daughters
from Oneida.
 -Sanford Clark and wife, of Oneida, spent Sunday with his father and
mother.
 -Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward have been entertaining their grand-daughters
from Oneida.
 -Sanford Clark and wife, of Oneida, spent Sunday with his mother and
father.
 -Mrs. D. Stone and son visited her sister, Mrs. Frank Brewster, Sunday.
 -The people in this vicinity are getting awakened over the enormity of
the sheriff's bill. Thanks to THE UNION, which the majority of the
citizens about here take. Either through the neglect to secure a
supervisor's book or carelessness in looking it through, but few
realize the actual facts in the case. But, thanks to a good, live
newspaper, the people are becoming enlightened. The action to be 
brought against the sheriff is commended by all.
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Merrillsville.
 May 6, 1890.-Mrs. Abram Moon has been absent about two or three weeks at
Clockville, the guest of her son, Emmett Moon, and family.
 -Miss Nellie Ingalls has returned to her home, at Lee Centre, after
spending some time with friends and relatives here.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Riley Moon and Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Eddy spent a day
with friends in Durhamville recently.
 -Riley Stone is again occupying his house here, having moved back last week.
 -Mr. Dunham has taken the Courtney farm, for this year, and has rented 
the house to a family from the lake, who have already moved in.
 -A pound party was held Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Wright, for her
benefit, she being aged, nearly blind and thus unable to earn enough
for her maintenance. About 25 ladies responded with generously laden
baskets. We also saw two loads of wood, the gifts of Mr. Clark and 
Mr. Eddy. Refreshments were served, and all enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. 
Mrs. Wright extends thanks to all who so kindly remembered her, 
and especially to Mrs. Arvis Dunham and Mrs. Dwight Stone for 
issuing the invitations.
 -Miss Minnie Eddy has been enjoying a week or two in Rome, the guest
of Mr. Harmon Eddy.
 -Mr. Moore has part of the material on the ground for his new residence.
Mr. Christman is framing the timbers at present.
 -Arvis Dunham and his wife have closed their house, and are at his
father's this summer, it being more convenient for their work.
 -Frank Gault is repairing his house. Eugene Morse is doing the work.
 -Invitations are out for a pound party for Miss Reckard, Wednesday, at
her house. She is worthy of a large company and many pounds.
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Merrillsville.
  May 28, 1890.-Mrs. Robert Buyea and family, of Cazenovia, were guests
at the parental home Saturday and Sunday.
 -The pound party given to Miss Reckard was a success. It resulted in two
new calico dresses for her and several yards of cotton cloth, gingham, etc.,
and $5 in money and a bountiful supply of provisions, for which especial 
thanks are due to Mrs. Riley Moon and Mrs. Leroy Eddy.
 -Mrs. Orcutt and children, of Oneida, visited at her father's, J. L. Ward,
over the Sabbath.
 -Frank Butler sold his span of black horses to New York parties for $400.
 -Mary Vedder paid her many friends here a short visit Saturday and Sunday.
 -Mrs. Noah Hinman has been absent visiting her niece, Mrs. Chapman, in 
Oneida.
 -Mr. and Mrs. George Harp, of Pratts Hollow, enjoyed a short stay at here 
father's here.
 -Mrs. Sanders of Gloversville, accompanied by her mother-in-law, spent a
week with her parents. Mrs. Hodges, of Oneida, was also home after the 
Sabbath.
 -Miss Nora Ingalls is spending a week or so with friends in Cortland.
 -Mrs. Gault and Mrs. Stone visited in Fenner last week.
 -It has been so wet that the grain is not all sown yet, but many
have their corn ground ready.
 -James Butler is laying the walk for Frank Moore's new house.
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Merrillsville.
June 9, 1890.-Cards have been re-
ceived here to the Tuttle-Bellinger wed-
ding, which takes place Thursday of this
week.
-The Ladies of the M. E. Society of
Peterboro will give an ice-cream and
strawberry festival at the church on
Saturday evening of the week. The
proceeds will go to apply on the salary
of Rev. H. L. Rixon. The ladies are re-
quested to furnish cake.
-School resumed operation this morn-
ing, and teachers report a profitable
week at the institute.
-Mr. and Mrs. Verlanche Eddy will
celebrate the fifteen anniversary of
their marriage on Wednesday, June 11,
to which a large company has been in-
vited. It is to be held at the residence
of Leroy Eddy, his father's, owing to
the better accommodation of a large
house.
-Hops are wending their way to the
top of the pole. Some growers are tying
the third time using ladders. They are
looking good.
-High winds prevail with frequent
thunder showers, but the hail did not
reach here, it being too far south, where
it did lots of damage, especially to
hops.
-Dwight Stone has been delivering
his hay to parties at Lenox Basin, the
past week.
-Mr. Cass vacated the Buyea house,
and has rented it to Mr. Bowers, who
has already taken possession.
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Merrillsville.
  June 30, 1890.-Mrs. Harvey Orcutt
and daughters, of Oneida, spent a part
of the last week at the parental home.
 -School closed in District No. 12 on
Friday last. Miss Dougherty taught both
the winter and spring terms, giving good
satisfaction.
-Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Snyder and son,
Floyd, of Cortland, spent a week or so
among friends and relatives here.
 -Frank Moores has his new house
well under way. William Christman
does the carpenter work.
 -Mrs. Maggie Watkins has returned
home from a visit to friends near Canastota.
-Mrs. Moon has returned after an absence of 
several weeks.
 -Mr. Fearon, of Oneida, has started a
Sunday-school here, we are pleased to
state. It is the only good way to bring up
children and teach them to respect the
Sabbath, and a Sunday-school is the
place where the foundation is laid that
brings forth good deeds hereafter.
 -Miss Cora Buyea has been absent in
Canastota visiting for some time.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Riley Moon and Miss
Nora Ingalls attended the Moyer and
and Siver wedding which occurred on the
18th inst.
 -Rev. Mr. Nicholls, of Wampsville,
preached here on Tuesday evening last,
and will deliver another lecture tomor-
row night.
 -Strawberries are almost a total fail-
ure in this locality owing to the extreme
dry weather. We learn of some that
will not try to pick again, and fears are
entertained that raspberries will be in-
jured beyond recovery, if a rain is not
forthcoming, and a far larger acreage is
devoted to them than to strawberries.
Oats and barley are badly hurt, first by
the wet weather and then by the dry,
hot weather of the past week or two.
The ground was rendered very soft, but
is now baked nearly hard as a rock.
Hops are about the only thing a farmer
has to rely upon this season, and if the
sheriff gets clear (and we pray he will
not) it will take all we get from our hops
to pay his bills.
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Merrillsville.
 July 17, 1890.-Miss Jennie Ingalls is at
home with her father again, after a long
sojourn in Lee Centre.
 -Mrs. Sanders, of Gloversville, is
spending a few weeks at the parental
home.
 -The early raspberries were a short
crop, and the late ones are being har-
vested, but will not be a very large
yield. A good rain will help them won-
derfully.
 -Wheat is ripening fast, but the acre-
age is small in this locality.
 -Hay is being secured as fast as pos-
sible, and is considered a fair yield,
 -Emmet Moon and wife, of Clock-
ville, visited at Riley Moon's on Sunday
last.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodges, of Onei-
da, spent Sunday at her father's, John
Warner.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Moon visited
at Charley Shaver's, near Siloam, the
last of the week.
 -School closes this week. Miss Bush-
nell has taught both the winter and
summer terms and has made many
friends while here.
 -Mrs. Percival, from near Canastota,
was a visitor at S. Hart's on Sunday.
 -Miss Lizzie Moon has been enter-
taining her niece for a week or so.
 -Mrs. Cora Buyea is home again from
Canastota, where she has been visiting
with her aunt for a short time.
 -We are pleased to say that the Sun-
day-school is well attended.
 -Miss Florence Buyea was at Peter-
boro last week to participate in the
broom drill, she being one of the members.
 -Eri Rickard is on the sick list, and
under the doctor's care.
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Merrillsville.
 July 31, 1890.-Jabez Ward and wife
entertained a relative from Oneida over
the Sabbath. Their grand-daughter,
Miss Neva Orcutt, remained for a week
or so for a visit.
 -Rev. Mr. King of Oneida, preached
in the school house here Sunday evening
to an appreciative audience.
 -Miss Nora Stoddard entertained
friends from Syracuse and Clockville
yesterday.
 -Mrs. George Clark has not been as
well lately, but we are in hopes to hear
of a change for the better.
 -Hops will not be a good yield this
year. Many predict about half a crop, but
are expecting to harvest a fair article
from the present outlook.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Stone have
been entertaining L. Parks, of Oneida,
a former employee in THE UNION office.
 -Mrs. John Warner, Jr., returned
home from her trip to Washington on
Sunday morning last. She was absent
four weeks, and reports a delightful
visit at the National Capital.
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Merrillsville.
 Aug. 13, 1890.-Henry Reckard, with
his gang of workmen, have finished the
bridge near Stroughs', and are at work
near Frank Ingalls, at present
 -A Sunday-school picnic is to be held
Thursday in the yard of Mr. Pierce. All
are cordially invited and a good time is
expected.
 -Mrs. Clark is a little better. At
present she is under the care of Dr.
Griffin, of Munnsville.
 -Frank Moon's new house is being
rapidly completed, and is receiving its
first coat of paint. It is a handsome and
commodious residence, of which Mr.
Moon may feel justly proud.
 -Mrs. Ratnour, of Auburn, has been
visiting Mr. A. Moon and Mrs. Harring-
ton the past week.
 -Mrs. D. Stone and son recently spent
a day or so at the lake.
 -Masters Grove and Harry Stoddard
spent Sunday with an aunt at Valley
Mills. They were accompanied by their
sister who remains for a week's visit.
 -Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward spent last
week in Augusta visiting among numer-
ous relatives there.
 -Mrs. John Warner is absent visiting
her daughters in Gloversville and Oneida.
 -At our school meeting Winfield
Eddy was elected trustee, Dwight Stone,
collector, and Giles Harrington, clerk.
Mr. Eddy has already secured the ser-
vices of E. Parks, of Oneida, who comes
highly recommended. We have several
young ladies and gentlemen who require
a first-class school, and we are in hopes
such it will prove to be, as Mr. Parks is
a graduate and has had several years
experience,
 -Mrs. S. Morse visited friends in
Peterboro last week.
 -Mrs. Florence Sayles has been ab-
sent sewing, in the family of Mr. War-
ren on the hill.
 -Mrs. Ann Ould, of Oswego, is the
guest of S. Eddy and family at Wamps-
ville.
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Merrillsville.
 Sept. 8. 1890.-Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo
Snyder and children, of Cortland, are
spending the hop season with relatives
here.
 -Silas Stone has returned home, after
a long absence in the eastern part of the 
State.
 -Mrs. Phineas Ingalls, of Lee Center,
is a guest of friends here at present.
 -Pastor Nicholl, of Wampsville,
preached again last Thursday evening to
our citizens.
 -Hops are being rapidly harvested
when the weather will permit. There
were not many who picked on Saturday
last, as it was too wet. The hops are a good
quality-no lice or mold yet to hurt
them. Nearly all will finish this week
or the first of next, and growers are jub-
ilant over the high price they have ad-
vanced to.
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Merrillsville,
 Sept. 18, 1890.-Erastus Ingalls, a far-
mer residing near here, died suddenly
of apoplexy, yesterday morning, sur-
viving the attack only about 20 minutes,
The deceased, who had been in his usual 
health, came in the house shortly after
8 o'clock and complained of feeling ill
and quickly sank into a state of uncon-
sciousness. His children were telephon-
ed for at Lee Centre and Rome and ar-
rived. Mr. Ingalls was 68 years of age
and a respected citizen who will be missed
by the community in which he lived and moved. 
He was a brother-in-law of P. L. Stewart, of
Oneida, and besides a large number of
relatives and friends, leaves five child-
ren, two sons and three daughters, the
funeral takes place at the residence of
his brother, James, tomorrow.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodges, of Oneida,
were home spending a few days during
the hop harvest.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Morse recently en-
tertained an aunt from a distance.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who were at
Mr. Warner's during the hop harvest,
met with the loss of a little child of
cholera infantum.
 -Sylvanus Hart has been quite sick
for the past two weeks, but is gaining
slowly now.
 -Owing to the rainy weather, the
hops have harvested slowly, and many
growers will not finish until the last of
the week.
 -J. L. Ward, we understand, has sold
his crop of hops for 40 cents, to be de-
livered immediately.
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Merrillsville.
 Oct. 8, 1890.-Abram Moon, who has
been on the sick list, is able to be about
again.
 -Phineas Ingalls and wife, of Lee
Centre, are staying here at the present, at-
tending to the settlement of his father's
business affairs.
 -Mrs. Laura Moore, of Stafford
Springs, Conn., has been paying a visit
to her nephew, S. J. Stoddard and fami-
ly the past week.
 -Mrs. Ed Warner, who was quite
seriously ill during hop picking, is gain-
ing quite rapidly.
 -L. Ratnour of Wampsville, spent a
day with friends here recently.
 -Mrs. Merritt Eddy has been absent
visiting at Manlius, the past week.
 -The funeral services of the infant
child of Mr. Till was held in the school-
house, near them, and the remains de-
posited in the cemetery west of there.
Rev. Mr. Nicholls of Wampsville, de-
livered the discourse, Mr. and Mrs. Till
are extremely grateful for many kind
favors, and especially so to the choir
who so kindly assisted.
 -Sylvenus Hart, Jr., recently pur-
chased a young horse near Whitelaw.
 -S. Morse and J. Warner have sold
their hops recently. Mr. Warner receiv-
ing 39 cents per pound.
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Merrillsville.
 Nov. 5, 1890.-Our village is showing
commendable enterprise by repairing
the school house, plastering, papering,
shingling, etc.
 -Mrs. Frank Moon is absent visiting
her daughter in Ilion.
 -Stone & Eddy delivered their hops
on Friday last, and Wm. Stone delivers
his today, both receiving 40 cents per
pound.
 -Mrs. James Ingalls is again worse
being under the doctor's care at present.
 -Sunday-school was omitted last Sun-
day owing to the repairs in progress
on the school house.
 -Mrs. E. R. Wasburn, who lately
spent a week or so with friends here,
has returned to her home in Michigan.
 - Sylvanus Hart is making some need-
ed repairs on his house by putting on a
new roof, new windows, doors, and
siding.
 -Mrs. Mary Ingalls of Canastota,
spent several days with Frank Ingalls
and family.
 -Miss Nettie Clark, of Siloam, recent-
ly visited with Miss Nora Stoddard.
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Merrillsville.
 Nov. 20, 1890.-Harmon Eddy, of
Rome, was the esteemed guest of his
niece, Mrs. Helen Eddy, last week.
 -Mrs. Olive Cranston, of Oneida, has
had erected in our cemetery a memorial
stone for her mother, which her son,
Asa, placed in position on Saturday last,
stopping over the Sabbath with his
uncle, J. L. Ward.
 -Miss Francis Buyea, of Clockville,
was a recent guest of Frank Buyea and
family.
 -Frankie, a little son of Kirkland
Hewitt, fell a few days ago and injur-
ed the cords of his leg, The little fellow
was a great sufferer, but is improving.
 -Frank Moore's new house is com-
pleted with the exception of some in-
side painting, which Mr. Marsh, of
Peterboro, is engaged at this week. It
is a pleasant and commodious house,
and he will soon move into it, we under-
stand.
 -It was with deep sorrow that Mr.
and Mrs. Leroy Eddy received the sad
news of their grand-daughter's death on
Wednesday last of Canastota. Mrs.
Austerman formerly resided here, and
her many friends learn of her demise
with deep regret.
 -Mrs. Simeon Morse is absent at
Syracuse, being under the doctor's care.
 -Pastor Nicholl, of Wampsville, still
preaches Thursday evening's to our peo-
ple, and a donation is being agitated in
the near future.
 -Alonzo Snyder, of Cortland, has
been a recent guest of relatives in town.
 -Mrs. John Warner, who has been
absent some time visiting in Illion, will
return this week.
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Merrillsville.
 Dec. 22, 1890.-It is with deep sorrow
we chronicle the death of Mrs. Henry
Eisaman, residing two miles south of us,
who passed away Monday evening, Dec.
15, in her 28th year. That fell disease,
consumption, was warded off as long as
loving friends and medical aid could
combat it, but she was too frail, and af-
ter five days lying in bed, she passed
quickly away to that better world. Her
loss will fall deeply on her husband, lit-
tle son and a widowed mother, who have
been unremitting in their care of her for
a number of years. She also leaves two
sisters and a brother, Mrs. Eugene Rich, 
of Peterboro, Miss Estella Petrie, who 
resided with her, and Romaine Petrie, of 
Ohio, who reached here in time for the
funeral, which was held at her late home
on Friday. Elder Rixon, of Peteroboro,
officiating and interment at the latter
place. A beautiful pillow, with "Nan-
nie" in leaves and flowers, cross, boquets,
etc. attested the affectionate remem-
brances of cousins and friends.
 -Sylvanus Hart, Jr., visited his sister
in Cazenovia recently.
 -D. Stone delivered his hops last 
week, which cleans out the arti-
cle in this locality.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Hainsworth's large
and pleasant home was tendered for the
donation on the 16th for Pastor Nichols.
A goodly company assembled, and about
$22 was realized and handed over to the 
Elder, who was present, accompanied 
by his daughter. Thanks are due the
host and family for their kindness on
this occasion.
 -Mrs. Frank Gault recently visited in 
Fenner with her mother and other rela-
tives.
 -Mr. and Mrs. A. Moon and Mrs. F. Moon
visited at George Way's in Clockville on
Wednesday last.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodges, of
Oneida, spent Sunday with friends here
and at Peterboro.
 -Our esteemed townsman, Frank
Moore, was united in marriage to Miss 
Nora Ingalls on the 16th inst. After a
short stay at Adams, they returned to 
their home here Friday evening, when
they were surprised by about twenty
jolly couple, who had, through the 
kindness of his son, already taken pos-
session of his new and as yet unfinished
house, and were enjoying a good old-
fashioned house warming until their ar-
rival, when a cordial welcome and
hearty congratulations were tendered
the newly wedded couple. Meanwhile a
few young folks had, through the invi-
tation of the older ones, betaken them-
selves to the old home and prepared an
oyster supper, to which Mr. and Mrs.
Moore and their unexpected guests
were invited to, after which festivities
were resumed until near morning, when
the party dispersed, each wishing the
host and hostess many years of happi-
ness in their new and elegant home. Ex-
cellent music was furnished by the
Eddy brothers. Among the out of town
guests we noticed Mr. and Mrs. George
Harp of Pratt's Hollow, and Mr. and
Mrs. Rolin Case, of Perryville, the
ladies being a sister and niece of the
bride.
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Merrillsville.
Jan 14, 1891.-Mrs. John Rice, of Illinois,
is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. 
James Ingalls.
 -On account of the rain Sunday we
are not favored with help from Oneida
for our Sunday-school, which was held at
the usual hour.
 -Mrs. George Harp, of Pratt's Hollow,
here caring for her mother at present,
who still remains quite feeble.
 -A sleigh load of young people en-
joyed the lecture and supper at Wamps-
ville last night.
 -Mrs. Hanson of Oneida, has re-
turned home, after spending a week or
two with her uncle, George Clark.
 -Phineas Ingalls, of Lee Centre, was
here last week on business connected
with his father's estate.
 -Mrs. Frank Moon spent several days
last week at Cottons, where her husband 
is  stopping, being engaged in the hay
business with his brother, Emmitt Moon.
 -Miss Nannie Gault has returned to
Oneida, after spending the holiday sea-
son at her home here.
 -Mrs. Morse is home again, we are
pleased to state, and improved in health,
 -We are enjoying excellent sleighing
and are in the midst of another snow
storm.
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Merrillsville.
 Jan. 28, 1891.-A dime social was held
at the house of Seymour Clark on Wed-
nesday evening last which was well at-
tended. Six dollars was realized and
handed over to Mr. Kenyon, of Oneida,
who has preached to us nearly every
Sunday evening this winter.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buyea and two 
children, of Cazenovia, spent a portion
of the week with her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. Hart.
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 -Mrs. Fowley, who had been paying
a lengthy visit at Noah Hinman's, has
returned to her home.
 -Mr. and Mrs. John Dunham, of 
Kenwood, were the esteemed guests of
relatives here on Saturday and Sunday.
 -Several are on the sick list. The in-
fluenza is making this vicinity a disa-
greeable visit.
 -Miss Minnie Clifford, of Mile
Strip, closed her school in district No.
12 on Friday last.
 -Our stage has met with fair success,
we are glad to state, and all speak of Mr.
Freeborn as an agreeable and pleasant
man to deal with. Now if we could
have about two post offices along the 
route it would be a convenience for the
people and profit the stage pro-
prietor.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Truman Butler, of 
Siloam, were pleasantly entertained at
the home of Frank Ingalls Sunday last.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Lott Black, of Pratt's
Hollow, spent a portion of last week at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Ingalls.
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Merrillsville.
 Feb. 9, 1891.-Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Stone spent Friday and Saturday in Syr-
acuse, the guest of his cousin, Mrs.
Yerdon.
 -Miss Anna Moon is absent
visiting friends in Pratt's Hollow.
 -Mrs. Florence Sayles has gone to
Bennett's Corners to care for her father,
Mr. Rawson, who is quite ill with heart
disease.
 -Mr. Parks gave his pupils and several 
friends a sleigh ride and party at his
home in Oneida, a few evenings since.
Supper was served to about thirty guests.
 -The married people were tendered
the large and pleasant house of Mr. and 
Mrs. J. L. Ward for a party, a few even-
ings ago, and tables were set for about 
fifty. Oysters, cake, biscuit, etc., were
furnished by the ladies, and the gentle-
men secured good music, and all were
merry until the small hours bid them
hasten to their homes.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Hart have been paying
Cazenovia friends a visit.
 -Mrs. Helen Snyder and son, Floyd,
of Cortland, have been visiting friends
in this locality during the past week.
 -Politics is being fully discussed and
much interest is manifested.
 -The influenza still holds may here
in its grasp, but we do not wholly re-
pine when we see it bring out the good
qualities of the men, as they try to set
the kitchen to rights.
 -Miss Alseba Ward is paying her rel-
atives in Oneida a visit.
 -Mrs. Fred Hodges, of Oneida, spent
a portion of last week with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Warner.
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Merrillsville.
 Feb. 25, 1891.-Miss Clara Parkhust,
of Rome, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Moon last week.
 -Miss Alseba Ward has returned from
a lengthy visit at Oneida and vicinity.
 -Sunday-school was held last Sabbath
as usual, although we missed the wel-
come presence of our Oneida friends.
 -Mr. Kenyon was with us again last 
Sunday evening, and was greeted with a
good sized audience.
 -Our genial townsman, Frank Moon,
was elected collector, and although not
of our political persuasion, we extend
our congratulations.
 -Misses Nellie Harrington and Cora 
Merrills were absent a portion of last
week visiting the former's sister at Oneida
Castle.
 -Mrs. Hainsworth went to Hamilton
where she remained for a visit with her
daughters, who are located there.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard, in company
with Mr. and Mrs. Bellinger, spent Tues-
day of last week pleasantly at the home
of DeForest Tuttle's and wife in Clockville.
 -Miss Nannie Gault is at home again.
 -Mrs. Watkins and niece, Miss Cora
Merrills, are absent visiting friends at the
Castle.
 -A number of our young people at-
tended the party at Mr. Stisser's, on
Down's hill, Friday evening, and report
a large party and good time.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Romain Adle, of 
Hoboken, spent Sunday in town.
 -Philemon Piece, of Oneida, but for-
merly of this place, visited his sister,
Mrs. J. L. Ward, this week.
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Merrillsville.
 March 14, 1891.-The married people
enjoyed a party last week at the res-
dence of LeRoy Eddy. Refreshments
were served and a good time enjoyed.
 -Our future postmaster, Giles F. Har-
rington, was united in marriage to Miss 
Jennie Rouse, February 26. After en-
joying a visit with relatives at Mc-
Connellsville, they have returned to their 
home here. We unite with their many 
friends in wishing them much joy.
 -There were but few changes here
March 1. Dwight Stone has moved in
with his father, but intends to work his
own farm, we believe, while the Eddy
brothers will again work Mr. Stone's
farm.
 -Mr. Parks closed his school here
last week, and Miss Shoults, of Canasto-
ta, will begin the spring term Monday.
 -Born to Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Eddy,
March 2, a daughter, who has already
received the pretty name of Myrtle.
 -Morris Harrington has been enjoy-
ing a couple of weeks at the National
Capital, having joined the excursion
which left February 26.
 -Our Sunday school has received a 
new interest by the addition of a library
and singing books through the kindness
of our Oneida friends, for which we are 
deeply grateful.
 -Miss Nellie Buyea, of Cazenovia, 
has been stopping some time with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hart.
-Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Moon, of Cot-
tons, spent yesterday at the parental
home.
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Merrillsville.
March 23, 1891,-Mrs. Florence Sayles
is entertaining her sister, Miss Satie
Rawson.
 -Miss Nannie Gault is absent visiting
her sister, Mrs. Charles Roantree at
Chittenango.
 -Sanford Clock, of Oneida, was a vis-
itor of relatives in town yesterday.
 -Owing to Mr. Park's having fin-
ished his school and returning home, a
new superintendent for the Sunday-
school was chosen in his place. Mrs.
Sayles was the unanimous choice, and is
every way worthy and will fill the place
acceptably, for she has the interest of the
Sunday school at heart. A change  of
organs has been made which, undoubt-
edly, will lead to our owning one of our
own. The other one was only rented,
but this, we understand, will be pur-
chased if all are suited.
 -Our school is doing nicely under the
management of Miss Shoultes, of Canas-
tota, having began Monday last.
 -It has not been first-class sugar
weather, so far. Still, we believe, those 
on the surrounding hills have made quite
a quantity.
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Merrillsville.
 April 8, 1891.-Miss Gertie Hainsworth
is home for a few days from Hamilton.
 -Master Herbert Moore, of Valley 
Mills, spent last week with his cousin,
Grove Stoddard.
 -Whooping cough, measles and
mumps are raging in this vicinity,
School in district No. 12 being closed on
account of them.
 -Ed Mason's little child was buried
Sunday, having died with the whooping
cough on Friday last.
 -Miss Shoultes, of Canastota, has be-
gun her school here, and gives good 
satisfaction we believe.
 -We missed our Oneida friends Sun-
day at Sabbath-school. We hope they
will be with us again on Sunday next,
 -Mr. Ringleka has move to the
Courtney farm, and Elmer Dunham
has taken possession of the Whitman
farm, vacated by him.  George Harp
has moved in with his father, and will
work the farm the coming year.
 -E. Wallace Ringleka has moved into
Mr. Harrington's tenant house.
 -Martin Snyder has moved into the
Frank Buyea House.
 -Ida Ringleka, who was united in
marriage to Charley Page on the 18th of
March, has gone to house-keeping in
part of the double house occupied by his
father in Fenner.
 -The married people enjoyed a sugar
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Ingalls, last evening.
 -Giles P. Harrington is to commence
house-keeping in the house with his 
grandmother.
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Merrillsville
 Oct. 28, 1891.- ...
- Mrs. Brewster, of the "west road,"
made her sister, Mrs. Stone, a pleasant
visit Saturday.
- Our school opened on Monday
morning last with a fair attendance.
- Mr. and Mrs. Rolling Case of Perry-
ville, was calling on the sick here on
Sunday last.
- Mrs. James Ingalls, who has been
sick for a long time, is said to be slowly
failing.
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Merrillsville.
 Jan. 18, 1897.-Miss Lucy Morrison, of Milestrip, accompanied by her
guest, Mrs. Gates, of Oneida, spent Wednesday with Mrs. S. J. Stoddard.
 -The P. of I., of this place, will hold a social dancing part Friday
evening, Jan. 22. A cordial invitation is extended to all. It will
be held in the Valley Hotel, and a good time is assured.
 -Grove Stoddard and sister attended the birthday of Fred Florence
and Nichols, at Milestrip, Saturday evening.
-Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore are spending some time with Mr. and
Mrs. Abram Moon.
 -Mrs. Arvis Dunham is expected home the last week from her trip to
Syracuse, where she has been spending some time with her sister,
Mrs. A. C. Houghton.
 -Mrs. Frank Ault Willeneter the Working League Wednesday, Jan 27.
 -Meritt and Melvin Eddy, of Vernon, were in town Saturday.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Stevens have moved back to Oneida. They have only
been resident of our village for a short time.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Will Mosher, of Cazenovia, spent Sunday with their
grandparents. west of here.
 -All the delegates of the P. of I. Association of Merrillsville,
were present at the county convention held in Oneida, Saturday,
S. H. Clark of this lodge, being elected vice president of the
county and Dwight Stone re-elected treasurer. This lodge intends
to do its share in making the State convention a success, as it
is to be held in Oneida this year.
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Merrillsville.
Sept. 26, 1898.--Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Orcutt and
Philemon Pierce and niece and Miss Alseba Ward attended the funeral of
Andrew Pierce, at Madison, on Tuesday last.
-John Warner has begun preparation for the immediate erection of a house.
He will build on the old site, except that the new house will be much smaller
than the one burned, which was intended to accommodate a large force of hop pickers.
Mr. Warner intends to erect a separate building to use as a dining and sleeping room
during the hop harvest.
-Mr. and Mrs.. Nathan Yordon, of Syracuse, have been spending
the hop season with Mr. and Mrs. E. Bulger, on Cole Hill, and since, until Friday, they have
been visiting relatives here. Mr. Yordon returned home, while his wife remains for a longer visit.
--Hiram Buyea returned to his home in Oran on Thursday, after a pleasant visit with his son,
John Buyea, and family.
-Earl Cranson, of Point Peninsula, has been paying his many friends
here a pleasant visit.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ward were recent guests of their great nephew, Asa Cranson, Jr., and
family, near Perryville.
-Miss Lizzie Neary has had as a guest during a few days her nephew, Arthur Woodridge,
and in company with him, have returned to their home in Oswego.
-The hops are all harvested and are considered a lighter yield than last year. But one sale
 is reported so far, that of Riley Moon, at 12 cents.
-Miss Adah Hainsworth is at home and expects to remain for the winter, as she will not
return to Stockbridge, where she has been for the last few years.
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Merrillsville.
 Dec. 5, 1898.-Sylvenus Hart, whose residence is on the hill west
of Merrillsville, died yesterday morning, at 8 o'clock, aged 76 years,
of diseases incident with old age. He leaves an aged wife and a son,
Sylvenus, who, with his wife and little son, resided with them,
and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Buyea, who resides near Cazenovia, to
mourn the loss of a kind husband and father, Mr. Hart was a good
neighbor, an industrious farmer, and in politics was a Democrat
and a long time subscriber of THE UNION. The funeral will be
held Wednesday, at 11 o'clock, at the house and interment will be
made in Peterboro Cemetery, beside the three children, which preceded
him. He was a brother of Mrs. John Warner of Grove at Oneida; Mrs.
Bump and Miss Davis, of Peterboro, and Mrs. Petrie and Mrs. Hollenbeck,
who reside near him. He also had a brother near Cazenovia and one at
Bouckville.
- Mr. and Mrs. George Bliss have returned from a pleasant visit in
Binghamton, they being the guests of Mrs. Rice's parents.
 -In our last items, in speaking of the fences and our need of
money, we intended to ask who would head the list, instead of
who would print the list.
 -Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Orcutt attended the funeral of his aunt,
in Morrisville, on Tuesday last.
 -Several from here attended the chicken pie social in Siloam,
Thursday evening, and report a pleasant time.
 - Grove Stoddard, who was at work on the "west road", spent
Wednesday evening with his cousins, at Valley Mills.
 -Thomas Guy has moved to Cottons, and Eugene Campbell in the James
Ingalls house.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Case, and family of Clockville, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Snyder yesterday.
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Merrillsville.
 Nov. 20, 1899.-The Working League met at the hotel, Tuesday,
where they served dinner to the gentlemen who were at work 
cleaning up the cemetery, putting in the stone steps, etc.
They will be entertained next by Mrs. Nora Moore on Thursday 
afternoon, Dec. 7. A cordial invitation is extended.
 -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moon attended the Rich-Nichols wedding, 
at Peterboro, Wednesday evening, and the party at Cameron's,
which was held the same evening.
 -Mrs. Sarah Boyer Hart died Friday morning, Nov. 17, of dropsy of 
the heart, aged 71 years, She leaves two children, Sylvanus 
M. Hart, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Robert Buyea, who 
resides near Cazenovia, besides several grand-children; also 
by a brother and sister in Kansas and one brother in Massachusetts.
The funeral was largely attended from her late home yesterday, Rev.
G. W. Reynolds, of Peterboro, officiating, and interment was made 
beside the husband and four children in Peterboro cemetery. The 
choir from Peterboro was present, for which heartfelt thanks are 
extended.
-Mrs. Hattie Rutman, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. Serg, 
of Syracuse, were guests of her brother, S. Stoddard, over the 
Sabbath, returning to the city this morning.
-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bugbee will move this week to Frank
Ingalls' tenement house, and Burt Eddy will return to his farm,
vacated by Mr. Bugbee.
 -Mrs. S. D. Morse has had as a recent guest her sister, Mrs.
Woodworth.
 -Miss Alseba Ward and Miss Lena Orcutt are enjoying a visit in
Augusta.
 -Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Moore recently entertained Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Dunham, of Munnsville.

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Merrillsville, May 13, 1908.--Mrs. Dora Chrisman and daughter, Elsie,
were called to Oswego last Friday by the serious illness of her mother,
Mrs. Fox.
-Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bumps and family of Peterboro were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore.
-Mrs. Sarah Woodruff of Cazenovia is visiting her sister, Mrs. S.
D. Moore.
-The Wampsville Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Frank Moore
last Tuesday.
-The Ladies Aid society will meet May 14, with Mrs. Nora Eddy.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chilton Ingalls, May 11, a daughter.
-Mrs. Lucy Stone was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Betsinger at
Sherrill recently.
-Mrs. Nora Eddy entertained the Working League on Thursday
afternoon. There was a large attendance. She was assisted by
her guest, Mrs. E. A. Bridge of Canastota, who gave the society
$1, which together with the collection made $2.80 to be added
to the cemetery fund. Mrs. Ellen Stoddard, Mrs. Clarinda Gault and
Mrs. Lucy Stone had charge of the program and they were ably
assisted by Mrs. Nora Taylor of West Avenue and Miss Kathryn
Eddy. The next meeting of the society will be held with Mrs.
Lucy Stone on June 4th.

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Merrillsville, May 27, 1908.-Mrs. and Mrs. Mott Fargo and children,
Marjorie and Mrs. Emma Orcutt spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Wright at Peterboro.
-Mrs. Lucy Stone is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Brews-
ter, near West Avenue.
Mrs. Belle Newman and children of Oneida are spending some-
time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Stone.
-Mr. and Mrs. Daisy Dennison and daughter, Evaneal, spent Sun-
day with her mother, Mrs. S. D. Morse.
-Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Rudd were the guest last week of his
sister, Mrs. Buyea at Wampsville.
-Last Wednesday occurred the death of William Stone one of the
oldest and most respected residents of this vicinity. Death was
due to cancer. He was nearly eighty-three years old. He was
survived by one son, Riley of this place, one sister, Mrs. Maralie
Upham of Nebraska. Funeral services were held on Friday at the
home of his son, Riley Stone, and burial was made in the Merrillsville
cemetery.
-Mrs. Flora Brewster of Wampsville spent last week with her
mother, Mrs. Newton Ingalls. 
-Mrs. Helen Stone and daughter, Bessie, left on Tuesday for a two
weeks visit with her mother at Lucerne.
School was closed here Monday on account of the illness of the
teacher, Miss Bortle, who is unable to finish her term, but was re-
opened again on Wednesday with Miss Alta Maloney of Oneida as
teacher.
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Merrillsville, June 11, 1908--Mrs. Anna Denison will entertain the Working
League at her home in Peterboro next Thursday, June 18. Should the
day prove rainy they are to go the next day.
-Mrs. Riley Stone returned Tuesday from a two weeks visit with
her mother and other relatives in Luzerne.
-Mrs. Sarah Woodworth has returned to her home in Cazenovia
after a lengthy stay with her sister, Mrs. S. D. Morse. Mrs. Daisy
Denison and two children of Oneida are now staying with her mother.
-Mrs. Lucy Stone is spending a portion of the week with her sister,
Mrs. D. Betsinger, in Sherrill.
-Miss Geneva Winchell and Glenn M. Peckham of Solsville were
united in marriage yesterday at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fenton Winchell. Congratulations and best wishes are
extended to the bride and groom.
-Mrs. Lizzie Moon of Stockbridge was a guest of relatives a few
days last week.
-Mrs. Lucy Stone entertained the Working League on Thursday
after-
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Dateline: Bouckville
Bouckville
About twenty-five young lady friends of Miss Lena Hart will give her
a kitchen shower surprise this afternoon at the home of Miss Rose
Livermore. Miss Livermore and Miss Pearl Edgarton will serve refreshments.

Bouckville
Aug 8, 1905.-At 3 o'clock P. M., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Hart, their only daughter, Lena May, was united in
marriage with Grove S. Stoddard, of Merrillsvile. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. W. F. Purrington, of Madison, in the presence of the
contracting parties and a few intimate girl friends of the bride. The
bridal pair were attended by Miss Pearl Edgarton and Harry Stoddard,
brother of the groom. The wedding march was played by Miss Clara
Edgarton and Miss Florence Washburn. The bride's dress was of
cream-colored nuns veiling and she carried a bouquet of white roses.
Her traveling was of brown silk. The rooms were tastefully decorated
with sweet peas and nasturtiums. After dainty refreshments were served,
Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard took the evening train at Solsville. They will
spend a fortnight visiting friends at Marshall, Mich., stopping at
Niagara Falls on the way, and will be at home to their friends after
Oct. 1, at Merrillsville. The gifts to the bride were numerous,
valuable and useful.
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