Owego Record Front Page
August 8, 1885
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

Aug 8, 1885


Wm. FRISBIE has purchased a reaper and binder.

Charles HODGES' people are entertaining friends from Elmira.

S. C. BROWN drove to Burdett, Schuyler Co., on Sunday last, to notify relatives there of the death of John LAINHART, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens of the town of Barton. Mr. LAINHART was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning. The funeral services were held Tuesday, Rev, Mr. BURHYTE officiating. It was largely attended. The deceased was 78 years of age.

A very fine monument has recently been erected in the North Baron cemetery, to the memory of Ferris McMASTER, who was buried there from the town of Spencer.

D. V. BESEMER has forty acres of grass yet to cut. Mr. BESEMER is wading through a large haying, cutting considerable over 100 acres of grass. D. V. is an extensive and enterprising farmer.

A basket picnic will be held in the grove on the North Barton fair grounds, the 29th of the present month. A prominent feature of this occasion will be an address by S. A. McKAY, chaplain of the New York State Grange, he is an able and eloquent speaker. Instrumental and vocal music will add interest to the exercises all of which will be under the direction of the Grange. Everybody from everywhere, town and county are invited. Bring your friends and attend the harvest feast. Don't forget your lunch basket.

Rev. Z. EVANS pronounced a eulogy on General GRANT last Sunday morning, at M. E. North Barton church. It was a very fine address and he portrayed the life of the fine old hero, making it an example for the young men of our day.

Jackson HOFFMAN, is agent for agricultural implements. He has made numerous sales of late, particularly mowers, reapers and rakes.

Wm. CRANE lost a horse the latter part of this week. August 10----CLIFTON


Dr. CADY is on a ten day furlough in New York. His friends wish him a pleasant trip.

Mr. Frank BURGESS, of Owego, stopped over Tuesday night, with Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON of this place.

W. W. MALLORY comes out with a new advertisement this week.

Nichols fully sympathizes with the neighboring village, Waverly, during the great influx of "school ma'ams" to that village. This place sent its share of the lovely dames, numbering about 25 in all.

Mr. Alfred BADGLY and niece, Miss ZURICH, of Susquehanna, were calling in town last week.

Mr. A. P. ROOK attended the Great obsequies in New York.

The Messrs and Misses WILSON gave a very pleasant evening party. Wednesday last.

The premises in the rear of the brick block are being cleaned and the old lake house torn down adding much in appearance to the lower part of the village.

We are sorry to learn that KETCHAM & WATERMAN will close their meat market in this place, owing to a lack of patronage. Nichols is large enough to support a market but not two. People who will not partronage home industries and give their support to a local meat mart will experience the disadvantages thereof. August 12. Kit.


The Farmer picnic at EASTMAN'S Hill was a grand affair. Elder WOODRUFF of Brockton and Rev. C. SWEET of South Danby, addressed the people, after which refreshments were served in a bountiful manner.

There was a family picnic at William HOWLAND'S Thursday, of this week. Rev. Senaca HOWARD, (sic) of Conn., brother of William HOWLAND was present.

Mr. Moses MULKS is lying at the point of death at his sister, Mrs. Abe BUSH'S

Mr. and Mrs. McINTIRE are guests at Mr. John SARSON'S

Rev. Frank CHAPMAN called on friends at this place Wednesday.

Andrew STEVENS and mother are visiting at Fred DAVISES (sic) at Ludlowville. Mrs. DAVIS is a daughter of Mrs. STEVENS.

Mr. Eugene STRONG has arrived home from Dakota, having had the misfortune to break his wrist while there. On the way home he was taken sick and had to lay off for twelve hours before he was able to resume his journey homeward.

Mrs. Thomas O'BRIEN has gone to Watkins to visit her daughter.

Willie BINN, of Ithaca, spent Sunday at his home, in this place.

Mrs. C. C. MINOR fell the other day and fractured her arm.

Mr. SARSON made a business trip to Ithaca this week. August 7. Rose.

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