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Mansfield Weekly News - 30 April 1891


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



        Mrs. William Thuma, of Johnsville, has been the guest of Mrs. S. B. Joslin, her sister

        John Doty has returned after an absence of several months in Canal Fulton.

        William Reininger and wife were called to Chesterville Sunday by the dangerous illness of a relative. 

        Mrs. Jane Dysart, of Wooster, is visiting the family of Col. R. C. Brown. 

        Mrs. Janett and Mr. Sharp, of Millersburg, were at Col. Sharp’s Sunday.

        G V. Frye, of Chicago, formerly of Lexington, arrived Friday on his return from a business trip east.  Mr. Frye will build a residence for Mrs. Wintrode, his mother-in-law, whose house was burned.  The structure will cost $3,500 and the contract was awarded to Thomas Bloor, a Mansfield, contractor who was here also.

        Mrs. Elijah Baughman has been very seriously sick with la grippe.  Her parents, B. Edward and wife, of Bellville, came April 23.

        Mr. Getz, of Mt. Vernon, was in Lexington last week.

        Mrs. Eva Sackett has returned to Ruggles, Ashland county,

        W W. Cockley will soon begin the erection of a new house and barn on his farm one mile northwest of Lexington. 

        The Odd Fellows will soon submit plans and specifications to contractors for the erection of a three- story  brick building east of the post-office on Main street. 

        Work is progressing rapidly on the creamery building and Live Stock Company’s barn, also Mike Cahill’s residence near the railroad bridge.

        Mrs. Ellis Bradfield , formerly Fanny Kennedy, is now a resident of Oklahoma.

        Mrs. David Stough is at Pleasant Valley the guest of the family of Frank Boles, her son-in-law.

        Attorney G. M. Fry is yet dangerously prostrated. 

        Mrs. D. Barnett, of this vicinity, is more precariously ill.

        Miss Minnie Schwarts has been the guest of G. A. Schafer’s family at Mansfield

        Daniel Guyselman, of Lima, a former merchant of Lexington, has been here recently.

        Mrs. Eva Driver and Mrs. Mary Dunn, of Springfield, daughters of Mrs. Fleck, lately deceased, have been the guests of Mrs. J. Spriggins, their sister, of this vicinity

        Robert Galbraith, Sr., and wife, who are in Hiawatha, Kan., will stay there indefinitely, as their daughter, Mrs. Adam Bechtel, is yet in precarious health.

        Leonidus H. McInoun now has his headquarters six miles from Mechanicsburg, his post-office address.

        William Lindsey’s venerable mother, more than 40 years a resident of Lexington, is now quite feeble from the infirmities incident to her great age, nearly 81 years.

        Scott Jackson and wife, now at Colorado Springs, Col., will May 1, depart for Oregon for the benefit of Mrs. Jackson’s health.


        Work on Plymouth’s various improvements goes right along and before many days our little town will be a busy place.  Anyone doubting that Plymouth is booming need only look east from the B. & O. track as he passes through town to convince himself that it is a fact. 

        The shops of Fate, Gunsaullus & Co., are, or will be very conspicuous from the railroads, lying, as they do, between the two depots.  The stone work is about finished and two car loads of brick are already on the ground.

        The P., A. & W. R.R. and the B. & O. are putting in their Y’s to connect the two roads and will, no doubt, have them done in a week.

        Work was begun last week on the building to be used by Troup & Co., of Canton, as a foundry, and just as soon as it can be finished the necessary machinery will be put in and work begun.

        David Zeigler, D. F. Ervin, R. E. McKee and Sam Reno each have a house in process of erection. 

        Several new streets are talked of in the west part of town.

        Considerable excitement was occasioned on the square Monday afternoon when M. B. Lee’s horse ran away.  It was attached to a spring wagon and his son, Addie, was driving  When near the square the horse turned suddenly to the north overturning the wagon completely, the boy being underneath.  The animal made a bee line for Curpen’s jewelry store and would certainly have shattered, the window had the wagon not struck a hitching post and turned him slightly to the right and stopping him  Aside from a severe shaking up the boy escaped serious injury although his escape was almost a miracle.

        Quite a number of Odd Fellows from this place attended the celebration at Mansfield, Monday.

        Andrew Clark, proprietor of Clark’s planing mill, is seriously ill from hemmorrhage of the lungs and is not expected to last many days.

        Miss Hattie Streit, of Tiffin, returned home Tuesday morning after a short visit with her sister, Mrs. Charles McClinchey.


        A contest in elocution was held at the Milton church on Tuesday evening of last week.  It was under the auspices of the Prohibitionists and managed by Mr. Moffitt.  The contestants were masters and misses from 12 to 20 years of age, namely:  Misses Mary Scott, Mamie Hale, Fannie Charles, Bernice Hughes, Hattie Shively, Etta Robinson, Emma Conley, Libbie Carrothers and Masters Albert Carothers and Henry Pugh.  The judges were Prof. Sharp, of Mansfield, Mr. Funk, of Mansfield, and Mr. Kirkpatrick, of Knox county.  The prize, a silver medal, was won by Miss Mary Scott; the second honor by Miss Hattie Shively; and third by Miss Emma Conley  Some of the rest graded high and in fact they all did credit to themselves.

        Frank Leach, of Lima, has captured one of Yankeetown’s choicest girls, Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hersh.  They were married last Wednesday evening by the Rev. J. H. Barron.  They started for their future home, Lima, the next morning

        The stereopticon entertainment given by the Osbun brothers at Milton, last Saturday evening, was very much enjoyed all.  About $26 was raised for the widowed and fatherless

        The Rev. J. H. Barron undertook several months ago, by giving concerts, etc., to raise about $200, to clear the home of a widow, left with several small children, in poor health.  He has raised all but about $15.  What a noble effort!

        A meeting held at Windsor last week, making preparations for Memorial Day.

        The grippe is more prevalent, and in a more severe form, than ever before in this vicinity

        The Rev. J. H. Barron is training a class in vocal music.  The scholars are enthusiastic over his thorough training. 

        Miss Effie Shively has taken charge of the Windsor school, as the teacher.  Miss Luella Palmer is prostrated with la grippe. 


        Last Thursday Dr. I. F. Markel, assisted by Drs. Cowan and Myers, of Ashland, removed a tumor from the left shoulder blade of Mrs. Samuel Heckman.  The lady is doing well and the wound is doing nicely.  The tumor weighed two pounds and was of about two years’ growth.  Dr. Cowan applied the anesthetics and Dr. Markel manipulated the scalpel.

        A number of citizens of this town and vicinity met at the old Lutheran church last Saturday evening and organized a Law and Order League, adopted a constitution and elected the following officers:  President, C. C. Staman; five vice-presidents, secretary, J. F. Benninghof; treasurer, B. J. Aby and an executive committee of seven members.  A number of interesting speeches were made in the interest of the organization.

        Dr and Mrs. Markel were hastily called from church last Sunday by a telephone message, announcing the doctor’s father, Israel Markel, of Ashland, had grown seriously ill in his long protracted illness.

        Professor Johnson gave two creditable stereopticon exhibitions here last week, which were but meagerly attended.

        Several members of the Koogle family went to Ohio City, O., last week to attend the funeral of their brother and uncle, Peter Koogle, of that place.

        George H. Mowry has placed us under special obligations for the handsome specimen of Japanese raspberry plant presented to us.

        Dr. Yocum and son, Lem, Mrs. Glass and Mrs. Cramer, of Hayesville, visited at Mrs. Lemon’s last week.

        Mrs. D. F. Reynolds, of Winfield, visited at J. W. Query’s last Sunday.

        Dr C. D. Sacket has put a new Victor safe into his office.  It is a beauty.   

        We henceforth have no more Sunpay in town; the last one moved to Mansfield last week

        William Young moved to the premises vacated by Andrew Sunday.

        Henry Atkinson moved into the house owned by William Griffin.

        We had the pleasure on Monday of last week being shown through the NEWS building by its proprietor, W. S. Cappeller.  Mr. C. made us feel quite at home by his genial good nature

        Miss Mary Sweet has returned home from Toledo where she had been in attendance upon a sick relative.

Franklin Township.

        Farmers are very busy now.  Some have finished sowing oats.  Wheat is looking fine, in fact no better prospect for a good crop has been for years.

        Grandmother Styret, of Weller, is quite low with la grippe.

        The assessor is around with the tin case inquiring what property we have which he may place on the tax duplicate.

        The Farmers’ Alliance of this township, to which a Democratic correspondent refers so flatteringly, is composed entirely of Democrats except one and only one Republican.  He must be a free trader.

        We understand that Weller Grange will begin work on its hall soon as it contemplates enlarging and refitting it.

        We notice a communication in a recent issue of the NEWS from farmers east of the city with reference to hitching places in your city.  We think it is a great need.  As it is, farmers can scarcely get places to tie their teams on a throng day.  We have heard many complaints about the scarcity of hitching places.  It is certainly to the interest of business men of the city to furnish as good accommodations as possible to the patrons of the town.

        E W. Morthland, of this township, is on the wing electioneering for the nomination of commissioner.  How is he going to get in his free trade on tariff Republicans?

        Mr and Mrs. J. T. Oswalt will soon leave for an extensive trip through the west; they will first visit a son in Missouri and then proceed to Washington where another son resides.  They will visit other relatives while absent. 

        The Windsor branch folks are doing some grading and filling around their new church, which they will dedicate as soon as it is finished.  It is a neat church and will add to the comfort of the congregation very much.


        E E. Leiter and family, of Toledo, spent Sunday with his parents. 

        J Spring, of Vernon Junction, was here Sunday with some of the girls.

        The Rev. A. T. Reed, the evangelist from Oberlin, will hold services Saturday and Sunday at the Congregational church.

        William Arnold, of North Liberty, visited with E. D. Williams last week.

        Quite a number of Odd Fellows from here attended the anniversary exercises at Mansfield Monday.

        W P. Wallace wore a smile last week over his new horse, but you don’t see him smile any over it now as his new horse proved to be a stop horse.

        Lew Secrist, of Independence, stopped in town over Sunday.

        G W. Marks is convalescent at this writing.

        Emery Gray goes to Canton this week to accept a position there.

        Charles McCreary went to Indianapolis last week to accept a position of lineman on the I. & V. railroad.

        We understand that parties have purchased the old tan yard and expect to erect a planing and saw mill to be in operation soon.

        The champion egg eater of the town is E. E. First.  He takes one dozen raw ones for a single meal.

        Benny Gill caught the largest turtle that we have seen for a long time.  It weighed 19 pounds.

        After a vain attempt to do business without paying its labor, the Baker Stone company was rather forced to pay its men Saturday.

        Ed Zurhorst, of Sandusky, and Mr. Fish, of Springfield, were in town on business connected with the Baker Stone company.

        A son of A. M. Gray had a hand badly torn in trying to explode dynamite cartridges by holding to them.

        J R. Gallagher and Samuel Barr in driving a colt by Baker’s mill dam held the reins too loosely and the colt shied, throwing them both into the dam.  After  ’Squire Gallagher had crawled out he sat on the bank and accused Mr. Barr of trespassing.  

        The gun club made the following score at their shoot Saturday:  J. H. Rummel 16; A. Lucas 13, S. Rummel 12, I. S. Berry 20, L. J. Loomis 15, out of a possible 25. 

        We understand council expects to require property owners on Main street to look after the paving of the sidewalks this spring, and it might not be out of place for us to remind some of the council that they own some very bad walks themselves.

Bloominggrove - Morrow County.

        Mrs. Mattie Caskey, who has been visiting her parents and friends in this village, returned to her home in Crestline last Friday.

        George Day and Clark Harding, who are attending school in Marion, spent Sunday with their parents.

        Mrs. Alma Dickerson entertained a few of her lady friends April 24. 

        Mrs. Maria Swartz returned home from Cleveland Saturday after spending a week with her daughter.

        Mrs. Badgley, of Galion, is spending a few days with her son’s family in this place.

        Nora Briggs spent several days last week with friends in Galion.

        Robert Harbison, of Cleveland, is visiting friends in this neighborhood.

        Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick were calling to Mt. Gilead Monday to see their daughter, Mrs. S. R. Backhouser, who is very sick.

        Mrs. Ed Cook and children visited her parents at Galion Monday.

        M L. Martin, of Crestline, attended church here Sunday.

        Mr. Henshue, of Harrisburg, Pa., is spending a few days in our little village.

        J C. Johnson, who has been in poor health all winter, has not been so well for a few days past.

        Mr. Simon Badgley and daughter, Ettie, attended the wedding of P. Shill and Miss Kitty McManus last Tuesday morning.

        Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Briggs visited their son at King’s Corners on Monday.

        D K. Mitchell and Wheeler Dickerson commenced work on Frank Rhinehart’s house this week.

Jackson Township.

        There were quite heave frosts Friday and Saturday morning.

        Oats sowing is fast coming to a close and a few more days and everyone will be through 

        Sheriff Tressel was in Jackson last Thursday.

        Charles McLaughlin, of Mattoon, Ill., a prominent mason and grand generalissimo of Knights Templar of that state, is visiting is mother who is sick, and other friends at Shelby, his former home. 

        Mr. and Mrs. Philander Rodgers, who live south of Shelby, buried their only daughter last Saturday.  She died of la grippe.

        The trustees were called together last Saturday to decide on a township ditch in the southwest part of the township, the outlet of John Iler’s county ditch  This same ditch was in question a few years ago.  

        There is some little sickness in our township at the present writing.

        Mrs. Henry Stine was buried at the St. Peter’s church, London, last Thursday

        The family of Isaac Bricker has put up a nice monument at the family burial ground at the St. Peter’s church of London.

        Mrs. Willard Miller, formerly of Kansas but now of Williams county, is visiting friends here.

        Some of our farmers have been losing valuable brood mares this spring.

Buena Vista.

        Mrs. Cyrus Hout met with an accident recently by falling several feet and breaking her leg near the ankle.  One week later a son was born.  Mother and child are getting along very well under the circumstances.  Dr. G. P. Sattler is in charge of the case.

        Casper Snyder, aged 84 years, and a blacksmith by profession, still works at his anvil  He has the reputation of being an excellent workman, and quite active for one of his age. 

        George Larue has gone to Lima to look for a location, and if successful will move to that place in the near future.  George is a sound Republican.

        Some of our supervisors have been grading the roads, a thing that was much needed.  It requires six horses to “run the machine” with 200 pounds of supervisor perched on top.

        S S. Hout will make the sheep trade lively this season with increased faith in the Republican party and principals.


        There is a good deal of sickness here yet.

        David Hamilton, of Van Wert, came here last Saturday to stay with his grandmother and go to school.

        The carpenters have Thomas Banks’ house almost enclosed.

        George Taylor went to Ontario to see his brother, William, last Saturday.

        Some of our farmers are kicking are kicking on the street market ordinance. 

        William Sirpless and family spent Sunday with his father-in-law near Lexington.

        Ralph Leppo, who was visiting his aunt, Mrs. Schlosser, was taken quite sick last Sunday night.  His mother was sent for on Monday.

        Alexander Taylor and wife, of near Hayesville, visited at W. H. Shoups’ last Sunday

        Thomas Pollock and sister, Flora, visited G. W. Robinson’s Sunday.

        Robert McGregor and mother visited the family of E. Heyser at Lexington last Sunday.

        Mrs Hetty Charles, wife of George Charles, died at her residence south of Washington April 28.  Interment at Cessarea Thursday, April 30.

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