Joy in Government Work

From the May 29, 1903 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Francis Joy is Going West.
His Family Will Live Temporarily in Ravenwood While He is in Montana on Government Work.

Francis Joy, of Skidmore, was in the city Monday arranging to have his family stay at Ravenwood, where some of their relatives reside. During the next ten days Mr. Joy expects to leave for Montana, where he will enter the employ of the United States government, in charge of ten men, in the work of the forest reserve. Mr. Joy was formerly employed in this capacity, but had to resign as a result of ill health. His present newly acquired position has been voluntary offered him because of his knowledge in this kind of work and the skill and adaptability he displayed in his former incumbency. Mr. Joy was, at one time, engaged in the grocery business here, but has for some time been employed at Skidmore, where he has been with Kellogg, Price & Smith. — Maryville Tribune.