The Bedford Independent
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1865


Bill SKOVENDYK has been "taking notes" of the fashions, and says belles of the present day "wear horns of hair and busts of the same." How do you know, Bill?


TRUST.--A merchant of Portland, recently displayed in the window of his store, this motto: "In God we Trust--Terms Cash." Some of our Bedford folks have this trust, and on the same terms.


ASSISTANT ASSESSOR.--John W. MITCHELL, Esq., recently of the firm of REILY & MITCHELL, has received the appointment of Assistant Assessor for this county. Mr. Mitchell is competent for the position, is affable and courteous in his business intercourse, and we doubt not, will give general satisfaction.


NEW BAND.--An opposition band practices nightly before the Town Hall building, but as they cling with the most persistent pertenacity to one tune, any improvement they may make is lost sight of in the monotony of repetition. One peculiar feature of the organization is, that each performer uses two horns, and behaves in a very cowardly manner.


"A thing of beauty is a joy forever," so think those who partronize FRANCIS & MALOTT, and with reason too, for this firm give their customers no reason

Typed and donated by Diana Flynn.