Carden City News, July 1907

The Skidmore New Era asked its readers from around the Skidmore, Missouri area to send in their own bits of home news. In return, a correspondent might receive a free subscription to the paper. Here’s an example from the Carden City neighborhood, as published in the July 4, 1907 Skidmore New Era, page 8:

Carden City Items.
Geo. Sharp is building a new barn.
Clarence Roberson’s child has been very sick.
J. S. Carden was over at Maryville a few days ago.
Rev. Carden of Sheridan recently spent a day with his parents.
We are sorry to learn that Eugene St. Clair is in very poor health.
Mrs. James Clarady and children recently visited relatives at Clearmont.
Mr. and Mrs. Felt left Monday morning for a week’s stay in Kansas City with relatives.
There will be a meeting for the old folks at the M. E. Church in Quitman Sunday morning. Rev. R. Barrett will hold the services.
The rains of the past week were welcome visitors to the farmers notwithstanding they were accompanied by wind and hail.
We learn that A. S. J. Smith, formerly Prof. of the Skidmore High School was married to a St. Joseph lady last week. They went immediately to their home at Dearborn, where Dr. Smith enjoys a good practice. Everybody in Skidmore and vicinity who knows him will wish him well.
Ye scribe had a letter a few days ago from our friend and former neighbor, Mrs. Alex Russell, who recently moved to Oklahoma. In part she says they like their new home fine. Peaches and blackberries are ripe. Strawberries and dewberries are gone. They have green beans and will have sweet corn in a few days, yet everything back there is behind time as it is here. They have been living with their son-in-law, Bill Davis, but will move on their claim they drew in a few days.

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