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 eveing last, and will deliver another lecture to-morrow night.
- Strawberries are almost a total failure 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 rasberries will be injured beyond recovery, if a rain is not forthcoming, and a far larger acreage is 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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