Hartland News, Vermont Journal, Windsor, August 2, 1884

Hartland News 8/2/1884 (excerpts from a very lengthy column. RHB)

A curious piece of mechanism in the shape of a clock may be seen at the residence of Lorenzo MORRISON, made by him thirty years ago.

Howard MILLER is building a new two story house at North Hartland, and E. H. LEWIN a new meat market to contain a 10 X 14 refrigerator.

R. L. BRITTON is again on the road with meat.

Ira BLANCHARD, No. Hartland, has a cow and calf, and the ages of both added together make only fourteen months.

In C. P. BURK’s two car loads of stock, last week, was a yoke of oxen weighing 4200 lbs., bought of Elisha GALLUP, and a calf bought of John S. SLEEPER, weighing 178 lbs.

Miss Addie SLADE of Waltham, Mass., spent last week with her brother, Elmer, at B. F. LABAREE’s.

David BARBER is finishing tinman BILLINGS’ new building, David is a useful citizen; can turn his hand to anything from cleaning a carpet to building a meeting house.

F. A. GILE is round with his rollers moving buildings. One moved for James WALKER, on the HENDRICK place, and another for D. F. RUGG, in the village, while the places of the respective owners have been greatly improved, shows plainly that the mover understands his business.

An interesting temperance lecture was delivered in the Methodist church by David TATUM, minister of the Society of Friends.

Regular services at the Methodist church, Rev. Mr. BARROWS, pastor.

J. G. MORGAN, on Weed hill, estimates his apple crop at 200 bushels.

Mattie KEYES has concluded her visit with her aunt Mrs. Lorenzo WOOD, at the Four Corners, and gone to see her mother, “up north.”

William BENSON, assistant steward of the American Asylum at Hartford, Conn., left town this week for the scene of his labors. he was appointed watchman on the recommendation of C. H. GILSON, and on the death of Mr. CROSSETT, was appointed to his present position. he is a young man of good habits and will make a good officer.

James G. BATES had string beans, July 12th; and new potatoes, cucumbers and ripe tomatoes the 18th, from his garden.

Mrs. C. H. HOISINGTON had ripe tomatoes on June 1st–when she set them out.

ASHWORTH’s factory is now running altogether on yarns, large quantities of which is shipped to Philadelphia, to be woven into shawls.

School in district No. 13, taught by Stella M. ROGERS, closed July 25.  Whole number of pupils 12; not absent nor tardy, Mabel RODGERS; absent but one day, Harry JAQUITH; absent but not tardy, Nettie CROSBY, Lulu CROSBY, Frank JAQUITH, Harry JAQUITH, Lucy RODGERS, Harry WEEDEN; tardy but once, Frankie GREEN, Lillian THAYER.

Transcribed by Ruth Barton

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