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 know 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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