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Mansfield Weekly News - 12 February 1891


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Transcribed and submitted by Jean and Faye (4/07)


Mrs. Edwards, of Cleveland, was the guest of Mrs. Samuel Wolford last week.

Miss Ella Hill visited in Independence for a few days recently.

James Stough has returned to Bucyrus where he is employed in the railroad shops.

Charles Brown, of Bellville, was recreating here recently.

Miss Pearl Woods has been quite sick for several days.

Barney Beverstock, , administrator of the estate of Colonel Thomas Cook, deceased, recently sold to William Kyner the farm at the western limits of Lexington on which Mr. Cook had lived 74 consecutive years.

Frank Fry, brother of G. M. Fry, is now clerking in a railroad office in Chicago.

Virgil Secrist is seriously sick with pneumonia.

William Lanehart was in Columbus last week.

The series of meetings in the churches will result in the accession of quite a number to the membership.

Mrs S. N. Ford, of Mansfield, visited here last week.

William Ailer went to Ashland county Saturday to visit friends.

W S. Walker was in Burgetstown, Pa., when on his trip east recently.

Mike Cahill, Jr., who handles the mystic key at Fredericktown, was visiting his parents last week.

A very felicitous event was the party given Feb. 5 by Mrs. Fred Beverstock who has much celebrity as an artistic cateress. The guests, among whom were Mrs. B.F. Crawford, Mrs. J. C. Laser, Mrs. S. N. Ford, Mrs. McInara, Mrs. Judge Dickey and two Misses Hedges, of Mansfield, are in ecstasy over the generality of the hostess and the rich profusion of viands dispensed on the occasion.

The Rev. Mr. Davies and wife were at Oberlin last week.

Mr Kimball, of Newark, was recreating here recently.

Last Friday evening before dark an audacious thief abstracted the sum of $13.70 from a drawer in the office of the mill during the temporary absence of the miller. The drawer had been locked and the lock was pried from its fastenings. No positive clew has been obtained as to the knights of the jimmy who burglarized Maxwell Brothers store.

James Woods is conducting a meat market in Mansfield.

J Sowash and wife have been visiting in Monroe township recently.

Tobias Fike and Phil Wentz were at Chicago Junction last week.

Frank Lantz, Sr., is yet incapacitated to work from injuries to one hip, sustained six weeks ago by a fall.

George Miller, Esq., a resident of Troy township since 1830, was early last week attacked with a congestive chill and was seriously prostrated several days.

Mrs. John Barth has recovered from the deep lethargy in which she was found three weeks ago.


Walter Fletcher, our hardware merchant, went to Cleveland Saturday to buy goods; also to visit relatives and friends.

Mrs. Blanche Powers who has been on a visit to Pennsylvania for several weeks, returned home one day last week.

A relic of the Johnstown flood was in our town last week. They advertised themselves as the “Cyclorama of the Johnstown Flood.” They, or it, consisted of a 3-horse covered wagon a driver, a boy to run along and whip and a couple of animals inside the wagon.

’Squire D. F. Tucker went to Chicago Sunday, in company with Leopold Weil, of New York, for the purpose of buying a car load of Illinois horses.

R S. Boles, who has been sick since Sept. 1, was taken to his sister’s at the National House at Orrville last Thursday. George Fry, better known as “Bob,” went with him to care for him. At last accounts we learn that he is slowly improving.

At a meeting of the board of directors of the Lucas Stone Co., the following officers were elected for the following year: President, Dr. J. F. Culler; superintendent of quarries, John Moffett; secretary D. B. Leiter; treasurer, I. C. Charles. It was decided to begin work at once to lay more track through the quarries on which to run their tramway cars.

The person whose place of business is on South Railroad street, not far from the post office, and who is selling liquor without a government license or a Dow law certificate, had better desist or he will find a United States detective in our town some fine morning who will invite him to Cleveland to answer to the charge of violating the United States liquor laws.

Our schools are well nigh closed on account of lack of attendance, as a bitter feud exists between the pupils and the superintendent, with the feeling greatly in favor of the pupils.

William Gallagher will shortly move with his newly wedded wife in to the house recently vacated by W. W. Russell, in what is known as “Fairview” addition “Let’r go Gallagher.”


Cal Gongwer is happy in the thought that after six or eight years of disappointment, he is able to say that he is a father. It is a boy; weight 81/2 pounds.

A few days ago, early in the morning, J. W. Giffin entered his business room and soon after (it was yet dark) he heard someone endeavoring to get in at the rear window. Secreting himself he awaited developments. The intruder took out a pane of glass, removed the nails which fastened the sash, raised the latter and confronted the proprietor, who recognized a well known citizen of the community. An explanation was demanded and readily given, with copious promises never to do so again. Mr Giffin withholds his name from the public on account of his friends.

Ralph Davis has fully recovered from a very serious attack of membranous croup.

George Stillwagon is again able to be out after a severe illness with kidney trouble.

Emanuel Lainbright received a broken leg, a result of a friendly wrestle with Frank Strickland

David Shemberger and his horse tumbled off the road into a very deep ditch one dark night while he was riding home from church. Happily no serious damage resulted.

Will Balliet, of Van Wert, is visiting friends here. He is the guest of his grandmother, Mrs. Fanny Staman.

The U. B. church closed its protracted meeting last week with five accessions to the church as a result of the meeting.

We are sorry to learn that the removal of the NEWS to its new and beautiful quarters was accompanied with the terrible accident to Ed Netscher, who has many acquaintances in this place.

J L. McCalmont, the irrepressible Yankee peddler of Chardon, made his annual rounds here this week.

John Friskney, an aged citizen of this township, died on last Sabbath evening. His funeral occurred on Wednesday, interment at Mansfield.

The protracted meetings at the Lutheran church closed on last Tuesday evening. As a result 32 people have made a public profession.

The Rev. W. G. Smith and family have gone to Springfield on a two weeks’ vacation

Jackson Township.

The funeral of O. P. Cutter took place at St. Peter’s church, London, last Wednesday conducted by the Rev. G. H. Reader, of Shelby, pastor of the M. E. church Mr. Cutter was born in Jackson but of late years has been a resident of Colorado and the far west. His bereaved wife accompanied her husband’s remains here to their last resting place in the family burial lot.

The literary of No. 4 had a very interesting session last Thursday night. Quite a good deal of fun was had out of the items of the society paper.

Our informant says that it is a fact that Jonathan Pickings, of Spring Mills, is the strongest man in No. 5. If anyone doubts it ask William Kennedy.

Mrs T. C. Hayes and daughter, Mrs. Hattie R. Brooks, entertained the following ladies last Wednesday: Mesdames. John Stover, Ed Bricker, Frank Gump, George Finicle, J. F. Roush. As is usual on such visit’s the ladies had a pleasant time They pieced blocks enough for a quilt for Mrs. Brooks.

Philip Hines will have a stock sale about the 20th of this month.

Elim Hines will move to David F. Clark’s farm this spring.

B F. Laser will move to the Daniel Henry farm this spring.

Joseph Cline, of Franklin township, will move to Mrs. John Sellers’ and Miss Sarah Laser’s farm this spring.

Jerry Sheldon spent a few days in Ashland county last week and speaks of having a good time.

There are a few cases of scarlet fever near Ganges in the Monroe family.


Miss Anna Crabbs, of Wooster, who was called here over two weeks ago by the dangerous illness of her aunt, Mrs. S. S. Smith, expects to return home this week, Mrs. Smith being convalescent.

The Rev. J. H. Barron spent last week at Norwalk assisting the minister there at a series of meetings. They had many accessions to the church during his stay.

Miss Mary Cotter is in very poor health. She was obliged to forego her attendance at school at Ashland since New Year’s. Her many friends wish for her a speedy recovery.

J W. Hale has returned from his southern trip looking well.

A party of friends were invited in by Mrs. George Koogle to spend with them the fifteenth anniversary of their marriage last week the 4th. A good social time was had and after all had partaken of a dinner, such as our hostess so well knows how to prepare, the friends presented them with a lovely crystal water set. The host expressed his thanks in a few feeling words.

W O. Hughes expects to occupy his new apartments over the store this week.

Literaries are all the rage, one being organized at the Milton school house, which makes three in adjoining districts.


After reading your paper for some time and seeing no correspondence from Adario I will endeavor to send a few notes from this flourishing little village.

Our new sidewalk is still in progress. The township trustees called a meeting last Saturday evening for the purpose of selling the remainder of the sidewalk from the cemetery to town.

Miss Nan Owens has returned from a visit with friends at Paradise Hill and vicinity.

Mrs Eliza Griffin is visiting her daughter, Mrs. T. R. Robinson, and other friends in Mansfield.

Mr Parcher is still improving slowly. The cancer is about ready to come out.

Some of the members of our church met and finished the wood house which had been commenced some time ago.

The Rev. A F. Upp has commenced a series of meetings at Savannah. Three conversions were the result of a week’s labor.

As this is my first visit I will not make you tired. [Come again, you will be welcome - ED.]


Miss Bertha Taylor is visiting relatives in Springfield township this week.

The new saw mill was started this week.

Meetings closed at the Congregational church last Sunday night.

Amelia Bush, who was hurt while coasting at the village school, is able to be about again

An entertainment was held in district No. 1 last week.. A splendid time was reported


The report in these items a year ago of the large calf that the Holstein cow of Milton Craig gave birth to, caused considerable comment by our farmers. We now inform them that the same cow beat her former record by having two large heifers

Miss Lizzie Hammon, of Guernsey county, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Craig.

James Cliff, of Mohican, visited his uncle, G. W. Roe. Mr. Cliff started Monday for Los Angles, Calif., to visit his cousin Frank Roe. If the country suits him he will remain.

The trustees are respectfully informed there is an ugly wash-out on the Johnsville road near Findley Walker’s lane.

S A. Walker has sold his farm to J. H. Bailey.

The revival meetings closed Monday.

Miss Mary Walker will teach school in Delaware county this coming summer.


W A. Maglott, of Independence, was in the neighborhood last Sunday.

C H. Miller has been at home the past week on account of an attack of rheumatism

The Maple Grove boys and the Pleasant Hall boys had a fine game of ball at the latter place last Friday afternoon.

Emanuel Harter and his daughter, Mrs. Flemming, visited W. H. Harter and wife in Wood county last week.

William Smith sells all of his personal property Thursday of this week, and will leave for Indiana to make that state his home.

The meeting did not being at the Frame church last Sunday evening as had been announced

A number of Mrs. Cates’ neighbors cut and hauled several cords of wood for her last Thursday.

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