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Transcribed and submitted by Jean and Faye (9/07)


Thursday, November 5, 1891.


SPECIAL NOTICE - All correspondents are requested to send their letters in time for them to reach this office by Tuesday morning, and in no event later than Wednesday morning. In case of news of extraordinary importance correspondents may telephone the news to this office as late as 8 a. m. Thursday.


Miss Anna Homerick returned Saturday from Garrett, Ind., where she had visited her sister, Mrs. Gay Potter, nearly three months.

Mrs William Lantz, of Galion, returned to her home Nov. 1, after 10 days visit with the family of Frank Lantz, her father-in-law.

Mrs Ingle, of Indiana, is visiting John Morgan’s family.

Hugh S. Moore returned Friday after an absence since May 23, in Garrett, Ind., where he had been engaged as a building contractor.

Mrs Pitts, of Mt. Gilead, visited Mrs. Amanda Kiehl from Oct. 26 till Thursday.

John J. Stout, of Ruggles Center, Ashland county, was in Lexington on business Friday

The Rev. David Street departed Oct. 29, for his new home in Monticello, Ia. His sons, Lew and Fred, will remain in Mansfield in the employ of the Baxter Stove Company

Selinger R. Barnette, an attorney and real estate dealer of Pittsburg, Pa., was, Oct. 28 and 29, the guest of Mrs. H. S. Moore, the grandmother of his wife, formerly Miss Flora Baughman, of Mansfield.

Mrs Kate Davis and Son, Harry, of Ashland county, came Wednesday on a visit to William George, her father.

Miss Minnie Schwarts, of Mansfield, is visiting Samuel Schwarts, her brother.

Everything conspired to make the surprise party given to M. S. Moore and wife, who design moving to Mansfield, a very pleasant event. John G. Walker, W. Bonham, George Miller, C. D. Culp and their wives and Mrs. W. W. Cockley and many others were present and presented Mr. and Mrs. Moore with a fine chair as a souvenir of their esteem

Dr G. Mansfield and wife visited Mrs. Frengle, his sister, at Crestline, a couple of days.

George Carey, a telegraph operator at Plymouth, came recently on a visit to his mother

Solomon Hissay and wife, of Hiawatha, Kan., who had been on a trip to Washington and other eastern cities, stopped here and will visit relatives in the village and vicinity some time.

William Yarger was in Woodbury, Morrow county, on business recently.

Will George and Abe Lantz were at an entertainment in Mansfield Wednesday night.

Miss Anna McClure is recovering from a sever attack of typhoid fever.

Samuel Stough has been quite sick for several days.

Arthur Lindsey, of Mansfield, who has been sick with typhoid fever several weeks at his parents’ here, has improved the past week.


We would, by request, respectfully call the attention of the infirmary directors to the case of Joseph Pitts and wife, of Sandusky township, who have been or less a public charge for several years. Mr. Pitts, on account of age, is nearly as helpless as a child and his wife has been sick and under a doctor’s care for some time. It is claimed the old cabin in which they live is unfit for the old people to winter in. The officials should give this case their attention for humane reasons if for no other.

Miss Berdie Wood returned Friday from a week’s visit with friends at Cleveland and Norwalk.

The Rev. R. C. Criswell moved Wednesday.

Cliff Roe died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Roe, last Wednesday aged 4 years, 9 months and 5 days.

Mrs C. Au was dangerously sick last week; she is some better again; her daughter, Mrs. Roasberry, of Olivesburg, was with her; her son, Sherm, of Mansfield, drove out several times during the week.

Mrs Frank Wiley is convalescing.

Palmer Church and wife, of Mansfield, were the guests of friends here over Sunday.

Alf Roe attended the funeral of his son, Clifford, Friday. He returned to Detroit Saturday.

The station agents have moved to their new quarters. The old car used for a station has been taken to Ashland to do duty as a baggage room and not to Galion as we suggested a couple of years ago.

The Rev. Mr. Anders, of Crestline, delivered a lecture in the Presbyterian church Monday evening on “Washington and Mt. Vernon.

A new girl came to be guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kilgore one day last week.

The Rev. Mr. Kerr, of Pickaway county, assisted by the Rev. R. C. Criswell, held a three days’ series of meetings at the U. P. church. The sacrament of the Lord’s supper was celebrated on the Sabbath.

We have been informed that Jacob Pletcher, a pioneer resident of this township, is lying at his home in Galion quite low with typhoid fever.

Mr and Mrs. Jacob Frey attended the funeral last Thursday of their grandchild, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Knox, of Mansfield, who died of diphtheria. Their little son was in a precarious condition at last accounts.

D A. Hackedorn moved to Pennsylvania last week.


George Smith had his fingers badly mangled in a meat cutter.

Miss Lena Robinson is no better at this writing.

The Congregational choir will give a concert Saturday evening, Nov. 14.

Two Misses Balliett, daughters of Steve Balliett, of Upper Sandusky, are visiting relatives here.

George Markley and wife, of Ashland, came here Saturday to visit Mrs. Markley’s mother, Mrs. Hannah McKee. Sunday morning a dispatch came to Mr. Markeley that his house was burning down. The operators could find no one that knew Markley. Sunday evening another dispatch came to C. L. McKee, and Mr. Markley got his dispatch He left Monday morning for Ashland.

S M. Douglass, of Mansfield, was in the village last Friday.

Albert Moffet and wife, of Widowsville, visited friends here Saturday and Sunday.

D H. Balliet met with a painful accident while haying his horses. He says the fork fell from the mow and badly barked his nose.

John Shupe, of Mansfield, was here Sunday.


Mr and Mrs. William Robinson an son, Walter, will go this week to make a visit in Hancock and Fulton counties where they have two married sons.

Quite a number of young people enjoyed a Hallowe’en party at the home of Miss Elsie Osbun.

Misses Effie and Hattie Shively have gone to Ashland to attend college for the winter.

Miss Florence Garrison intends to start next Monday for Wauseon, Fulton county, to attend school.

Miss Florence Robinson will commence a term of school next Monday in the Ricksicker district four miles west of Mansfield.

Amos Myers has purchased the James Scott property on the Ashland and Mansfield road, where he will soon move. We believe Mr. Scott goes to Mansfield.

Freeman Osbun has made quite an improvement at his home by having his house painted.

Will Crabbs visited his relatives here this week ere his return to his home at Wooster

Pleasant Valley.

Hurrah for McKinley.

The pole raised two years ago on N. Mitchell’s farm, was taken down and again raised by the good Republicans of Pleasant Valley on Saturday last.

Oliver Culley and Arthur Garver, of Crestline, visited friends in this vicinity last week

Oris Mitchell and wife, of Mansfield called on friends and relatives here last Saturday while on their way to Steam Corners.

Mr and Mrs. H. N. White, of Shiloh, visited relatives in this vicinity from Wednesday till Sunday.

Lee Miles and wife have moved their new home on the Bowles farm.

Jackson Township.

Corn husking nearly over.

Ed Bricker will quit farming in the spring.

It was Jude Lantz, not John, whose leg was broken.

David and R. B. Hayes spent last Sunday in Jackson.

A little newcomer gladdens the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hoffman.


Come and hear the new minister a week from next Sunday.

Mrs Daniel Mowry is recovering from a severe attack of fever.

Bert Shrader and Van Shehy indulged in a fisticuff last Saturday.

Preaching at Bethany Chapel next Sunday evening.

Thursday, November 19, 1891.


SPECIAL NOTICE - All correspondents are requested to send their letters in time for them to reach this office by Tuesday morning, and in no event later than Wednesday morning. In case of news of extraordinary importance correspondents may telephone the news to this office as late as 8 a. m. Thursday.


John Morgan and wife departed Saturday on a visit to relatives in Indiana.

Prof David K. Andrews, principal of the Hayesville schools, and wife, were Saturday and Sunday the guests of Thomas Brown and wife, her parents.

Miss Colman, of Ruggles Center, Ashland county, was the guest of Mrs. Stout from Nov 6 till 16.

Miss Hattie Walker, daughter of John G. Walker, returned recently from North Dakota where she went two years ago for relief from a pulmonary disease.

Miss Maggie Fike visited relatives in Independence form Nov. 6 till 16.

Dr Thomas Sager, of Marysville, Union county, was recreating here recently.

John Heyser, who moved to Mansfield last spring returned Thursday and occupies the Colwell building on Main street.

Mrs Ingle, who had visited here several weeks returned to her home in Indiana Nov. 16.

Curt Davis, of Worthington township, was the guest of T. Fike last week.

Charles Lantz and wife, of Mansfield, visited their relatives here Saturday and Sunday.

Lonie Wentz was in Mansfield Saturday night.

A S. Hiskey, of this vicinity, has been granted a certificate to teach one year.

There is yet a vacancy in the pastorate of the Presbyterian church and services have been abandoned entirely in the U. P. and U. B. churches, owing to a decrease of membership.

The venerable Mrs. Barker has not materially improved this past week.

Michael Cahill, Sr., paid $100 for the 11 acre lot he bought of Mrs. Cockley.

Mrs Sharp, of Bellville, and Mr. Secrist and family, of Independence, were recently the guests of Tobias Fike’s family.

Mrs Potter, of Garrett, Ind., and Mrs. Bowalt, her sister, of Bellville, were last week the guests of Peter Homerick’s family.

Mrs C. D. Culp and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Shellabarger, of Iowa, have visited their relatives in Bellville a few days.

Miss Lilly Garrett and Miss Fannie Siley have visited friends in Morrow county.

Arthur Lindsey, Dr. T. G. Bristor’s student, is convalescing from a severe attack of typhoid fever at the home of his parents here.

Goerge M. Galbraith, the merchant, has been confined to his home the past week by sickness


About a month ago Albert McCready and his wife made a pleasure trip through the south, visiting parts of Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Mr. McCready had been a soldier in McLaughlin’s squadron during the war and in his recent trip he visited many of the old scenes of war times, including Fort Negley, Fort Saunders, Lookout Mountain and Andersonville prison. They brought with them many interesting relics of the war, including bullets from Fort Saunders and wood from the Andersonville stockade. They also took copious and refreshing draughts from the famous Providence springs. Mr. McCready is well pleased with the appearances of the new south, as compared with the south of ante bellum days. They had the pleasure of a visit at Aaron Buckley’s near Winchester, Franklin county, Tenn., recently a resident of Mifflin township, Richland county. Mr. Buckley is one of the leading farmers of his section introducing northern ideas and methods in farming; his landlord claims for him that he raised more corn last season than his farmer tenants did in seven seasons. Mr. McCready brought home with him many fine samples of products from the Buckley and neighboring farms from within one to two miles of Winchester. One of the most interesting is a sample of soil as it exists in Tennessee and Georgia, the color of which is red and resembles dark brick dust, and is very productive; also specimens of Henderson’s early puritan potatoes, which are exceedingly fine and well formed; two varieties of corn used for culinary and feeing purposes, exceedingly solid and well filled out on the cob; also samples of cotton, two samples of read and one of white wheat, very nice, and raised in different localities, several samples of clover seed producing from three to five bushels per acre; also samples of barley and oats, the latter, however, having been a poor crop; a very fine specimen of sorghum molasses which produces 300 gallons per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Buckley took great pleasure in entertaining their old friends and guests, as they would any one of their old friends or neighbors should they pay them a visit. At an oyster supper to be given by the U. B. church in this place next Saturday evening Mr. McCready will take pleasure in exhibiting his specimens, accompanied a brief talk or lecture.

The Lutheran church will give a festival on the evening of Thanksgiving Day.

Cyrus Barr and family have moved to South Dakota.

McW Davis moved to the J. B. Hannan place at Widowsville.

Aaron Cole moved to Joseph Simpson’s tenant farm.

Hudson Williams moved to the Trimble farm west of Mansfield.

William Kahl moved to the place owned and vacated by H. Williams.

D E. Carroll sold out to Allen Amond and will move to White county, Ind.

Mrs Doty is spending a few weeks visiting her children and friends in Allen county, Ind.

Samuel Shonberger is visiting his son and family in Van Wert county.

The Rev. W. G. Smith attended conference last week at Sulphur Springs.

The moon had many admirers on last Sunday evening during the lunar eclipse.


Frank Sackman moved to Mansfield last week.

John Fox is proud of his new Jersey jacket and says he will not trade it to Rob.

Miss Lillie Leiter has gone on an extended visit with relatives in Cleveland.

The Misses Dollie Deems and Minnie Bowden have engaged rooms at Vanscoyoc to live in while they attend school.

G H. Wilson was severely kicked by a horse last Sunday.

Mrs Mix, of Mansfield, was the guest of her brother, Prof. E. D. Williams, from Saturday till Monday.

L Loomis declares he will not hunt with Rummel again this season - he walks too fast.

W O. Collins spent Sunday in Loudonville.

William Gorman is visiting with his brother, Charles H. Gorman.

Miss Lena Robinson is still living.

Miss Effie Balliet is visiting at Cleveland.

Miss Annie Vermillion is convalescing.

John C. Lewis, of Mansfield, has collected 18 members for a lodge of Jr. O. U. A. M.

Win Leiter, of Cleveland, spent a few days with his parents the past week.

Charles McCreary, of Indianapolis, Ind., visited with Walter Fletcher recently.

V E. Dye moves to Washington township Tuesday.

William McBride died Friday, funeral took place Sunday, and was largely attended.

J Bahney has returned from the new railroad.

Dr J. F. Culler has had to get another horse on account of his increased practice

William Norris, for the past few years would not permit any one to hunt on his premises and the rabbits have become so numerous and destructive that he has hired some men to come and kill them, and we were told that our Daniel Boone was one of them

Curt Davis and McConkie, of Davis, are in this vicinity dehorning cattle.

The parsonage barn at the Lutheran church is completed.

Jacob Marks has a new iron roof on his house.

Ed Dalton, of Honeycreek, was the guest of George Swasick.


C Carlyle is sick.

The wager between William Wallace, Republican, and John Sheekly, Democrat, concerning the election of McKinley or Campbell was paid last Saturday afternoon by John Sheekly wheeling Wallace the entire length of Main street and back again, in a wheelbarrow decorated with flags. Quite a crowd gathered to witness the proceedings.

The neighbors of C. Carlyle, who is sick with stomach trouble, met Tuesday afternoon to husk his corn for him.

Hughes Wheeler painted the Disciple church west of town last week.

Sheriff Treasel was through here last week on business, appraising the farm of Mr. Hosefelt south of here; also the farm of J. D. Snider, west of this place.

Some parties in this neighborhood spent last Sabbath hunting and discharging firearms all day; such conduct should be looked into by the proper authorities.

A lump of coal was found on the farm of H. D. Ruth, of this place, last week, and it is pronounced a very fine specimen of hard coal. We may find something in these old hills to induce a railroad to come this way with our coal banks, gold mines and last but not least, the election of Governor McKinley.

Don’t you think that Newville is about ready for the boominest kind of a boom?

Miss Hattie Baughman and S. J. Hazlett commenced the winter term of school in this place Monday morning.


C Dye moved near the village from Lucas last Tuesday.

J W. Taylor and family visited relatives in Mansfield last Sunday.

Webster Tucker commenced his school at White Hall last Monday.

Wes Keefer moved on the Ford farm last week.

Ezra McFarland and Sadie Snider were married last Wednesday evening by the Rev. Dr. H. L. Wiles. Mr. McFarland is the second son of J. W. and Rosma McFarland, the bride is the daughter of Peter and Sarah Snider. Both are well known and highly respected young people of this vicinity. We extend to hem our congratulations and best wishes.

Mrs Norrick, of Mansfield, is visiting here.

John J. Charles commenced his school last Monday.

James B. Leppo and J. C. Potts, of Bellville, were in the village Monday assisting W. H. Shoup & Co. to pipe the water from C. W. Stone’s springs. They are as yet unsuccessful.

Mrs C. H. Bowden, of Mansfield, Visited her parents in the village last week.

D H. Charles and his mother will move to Mansfield soon.

Jackson Township.

James Briner will move to the Dr. Bricker farm this spring, near Taylortown.

Will Bricker commenced his school in No. 3 last Monday.

It is stated that the Rev. George Dickenhaufer will move to Taylortown this fall.

William Linn who moved to Spring Mills street, Mansfield, last spring, will move to his farm again this fall.

Burt Rambo, who was down with typhoid fever, is able to be around again.

Barney Picking gave his young friends a dance at this hall at Spring Mill last Tuesday night.

The heavy rain and windstorm Tuesday blew down a large amount of fences on several farms.

Frank Monday, Eben Dunlap and Riley Dunlap are contemplating a visit to Kansas this winter

James Barber will move to his mother’s farm this fall and will be the farmer thereon in the future.

The farmers are about through with their fall work.

The Farmers’ Alliance in the south part of township have received a car load of salt which they are selling at 88 cents per barrel.

Mr and Mrs. John Brooks are here from Cleveland with parents.


Benjamin Egner has moved to Greenwich.

Levi Cline will move two miles west of Shiloh on a farm of 108 acres; Henry Reed will move into the house vacated by Levi Cline.

Emanuel Engle has moved into Doc Roasberry’s house.

Garfield Bent, of LaGrange, is visiting his parents.

The entertainment given by the school Saturday evening was a grand success, with a well filled-house.

The Rev. James T. Houston has accepted a call to preach the gospel in Missouri.

Thursday, November 26, 1891.


SPECIAL NOTICE - All correspondents are requested to send their letters in time for them to reach this office by Tuesday morning, and in no event later than Wednesday morning. In case of news of extraordinary importance correspondents may telephone the news to this office as late as 8 a. m. Thursday.


Rollin Boon and wife, of Lima, have since Nov. 21, been the guests of John G. Walker and wife, her parents. Mr. Boon continues to improve.

Harry Lantz, of Galion, has, since Friday, been prostrated here at the home of his parents, from severe internal injuries, sustained by jumping from a fright train, on which he was braking, early last week.

H S. Moore visited Mrs. W. R. McKee, his daughter, and M. S. Moore, his son, in Mansfield, Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Clyde Markward, of Galion, is the guest of Mrs. C. Englehart, her mother.

Barney Beverstock, when on his recent trip west, was at Pratt City, Kan., the guest of Cyrus Cook, his uncle, and at St. Joseph, Mo., he visited Charles Englehart, a young business man, formerly of Lexington.

The venerable John Stough, a prominent business man of Lexington since 1848, celebrated the 79th anniversary of his birth Friday, Nov. 29. Mr. Stough is becoming quite decrepit.

Ran Smurr, who visited his mother and Mrs. B. Sowers, his sister, several months, recently engaged in the grate and hollow ware business at Los Angeles, Cal.

W B. Winterstein, of Mansfield, was recently recreating in Lexington, his former home.

Miss Nellie Holler has been the guest of Miss Mamie Moore at No. 11 East First street, Mansfield.

The trustees of Troy township have decided not to call an election to settle the tie on justice. The matter will be deferred until April.

John J. Stout was in Ruggles, Ashland county, his former home, several days last week

Mrs G. M. Sowers has visited Mrs. G. Newhouse, her daughter, in Shreve.

Walter Walker has been confined to the house a week from a fracture and dislocation of the bones of an ankle.

Intelligence comes from Mrs. Thuma, in Perry county, that her daughter, Mrs. Burke, whom she went to see, is recovering from her serious illness.

John Ayers, a B. & O. engineer, recently visited his home here.

Isaac Shellabarger and wife and daughter, who visited his mother a few weeks, have returned to their home in Iowa.

Dr Charles Sager, who moved to Shelby, recently transferred his unexpired lease of the Colwell store and residence to William Yonger, the butter and egg dealer and Frank Mitchell.

Miss Nettie Dice has recently visited friends in Bellville.

Mrs Wintrode has been the guest of Mrs. John H. Leiter, her daughter, in Lucas.

Frank Beverstock, son of Fred Beverstock, is convalescing from a serious prostration.

George M. Galbrath, the merchant, is able to attend to business again.

The venerable Mrs. Jane Barker, has materially improved the past week.

Frank Dickson, of this vicinity, is quite sick with asthma.


The Windsor lyceum again opened its doors to the public, and for the dissemination of useful knowledge. Last Friday evening the usual programme was carried out. The debate was somewhat lengthy and spirited; subject, “Should the late Taxation Amendment have been Carried?”; affirmed by ’Squire Cotter and Socrates S. Smith; denied by Dr. Sattler and C. E. Hagerman. The decision was in favor of the negatives. Next Friday night the other proposed amendment will be discussed.

’Squire H. Cotter held court here last Friday. The plaintiffs were Jenner & Tracy, of Mansfield; defendant, Mart Swoveland. The case was appealed.

Milton hill had a wedding last week. Otherwise, Charles Robinson and Miss Belle Pittenger were wedded. Both were well known and highly esteemed. Friends, you have our best wishes, always.

Andrew Sunkel and Elmer Amsbaugh are home from Galion on a short visit.

Henry Sites, who had an apoplectic attack a few weeks ago, is still in a helpless condition

The cemetery farm is about to be sold. It is the property of the heirs of the late J. Hout, deceased.

Our school is progressing favorably under the management of Prof. John Hursh.

Mrs Woodhouse, who has been in poor health for some time is now suffering with paralysis

John Hale is again busily engaged in buying hogs.

Mrs Ellen Hughes has left for an extended visit in Pennsylvania.

Mrs Sadie Hagerman is sick.


Mrs J. B. Lohr and so, Charles, and daughter, Annie, attended the reception Thursday evening given her cousin William Hoeken, and bride, who were married in Iowa Oct 15. The reception, which was a brilliant affair, was given by the groom’s father, Philip Hoeken, at his home west of Galion.

J M. Brown sold his personal property at auction Thursday; he will go to Indiana on a visit and prospecting tour. His family will accompany him.

Mrs Fate, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Lohr, and friends, in Crawford and Wyandott counties since July, returned to her home at Danville, Ill., Friday

Mary Bitner returned to Mansfield Thursday from the old homestead where she had lived a few days less than 52 years. When she informed her brother Dave, whose case has been referred to in these items, that they must quit the old homestead he merely said: “Well, if we must go, I will go wherever you and Ella go.” It will be remembered the farm was sold a short time ago to Joseph Day, of Mansfield, who rented it to his brother, Jacob, who has taken possession.

About a dozen families combined for a big Thanksgiving oyster dinner and social time at G. W. Roe’s Thursday.

James Trimble and the school directors of his district had a lawsuit Saturday.

The Masonic fraternity of this place will hold a public installation and oyster supper at their hall Friday evening, Dec. 18.

District No. 5, Sandusky township, last summer had eight boys and one girl enrolled. The enrollment this winter is 12 boys and no girls. This poor showing is caused by the inhabitants of the district being old and permanent residents. Some of the other schools are in nearly the same fix. The district has 30 voters, 16 Republicans, 18 Democrats and one Prohibitionist. It also came near electing a female school director last spring.

Will Frownfelter moved to the Marshall farm west of Mansfield last week.

One of Dave Mitchell’s horses was so severely kicked recently by its mate that he had to kill it to put it out of its misery.

Miss Mary Platcher is sick with the grip with typhoid symptoms.

Jacob Fletcher, of whom mention was made in the NEWS a short time ago as being sick with typhoid fever, died Saturday, Nov. 21, at his home in Galion. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure.

Jackson Township.

George Laser was married to Miss Eva St. John, of Ganges, last Thursday.

John Adams and wife entertained their brother, of Defiance county, a few days last week

P Bects, of Crestline, and Miss Iva Rambo were married last week.

The school board has changed the books to be used in our schools.

Cyrus Elliott has been hauling a nice lot of timothy hay to Shelby market the past week

Farmers are selling their hogs and poultry as the corn crop will not permit of fattening long.

The master degree was conferred at Shelby Lodge, No. 350, F. and M. last Tuesday night

Some sneak thief stole a turkey from John Adams last Saturday night.

Andrew Sheriff and family moved from near Mansfield to Jackson last Tuesday. He moved to the farm formerly the home of Jacob Cooper.

Another of Jackson’s pioneers died at his late residence in Shelby. Mrs. Narcissa Marvin Green, the wife of M. M. Green, who died a few months ago. The funeral took place on Friday of last week. Mrs. Green was a daughter of Silas Marvin who will be remembered by many of the readers of the NEWS.


John Lemon and wife were visiting at Mifflin last Friday.

Mrs Nettie Smart, of Galion, was visiting relatives here the past week.

Mrs Linda Fox, a widow, met with quite a loss last week. She had three hogs fattened for her winter’s meat and would have killed them this week, but they took sick and died from some peculiar disease.

Mrs Curt Rohne, of Galion, who had been visiting here a few days, went home Monday morning.

Miss Lena Robinson died Wednesday night. Interment Friday afternoon at Odd Fellows’ cemetery.

T A. Parry, our grain merchant, was at Toledo on business last Monday.

It was an alliance man this time that captured one of our esteemed young ladies namely, Miss Ida Baker, a daughter of ’Squire James E. Baker.

Walter Fletcher went to Ravenna on Friday to visit a few days.

W O. Collins was at Cleveland last Sunday on a pleasure trip.

Dr Norman Ervin, of Gibsonburg, was here last week.

Benjamin Berry, of Hastings, was in town on Tuesday.

Hiram Switzer, while butchering last week, got his hand pretty badly hurt.


The marriage of Miss Belle Pittenger and Charles Robinson was solemnized on the 18th by the Rev. J. H. Barron, of Canal Fulton, at the home of her uncle, James Weagley. They happy couple accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, cousins of the groom, to their home in the city and took an early train Thursday morning for Pittsburg and vicinity. Many friends send kind wishes with the newly wedded pair

The W. H. M. S. held their annual Thanksgiving meeting at the M. E. parsonage last week. Reports for the past year were read, also some literary exercises were listened to. The Rev. John Painter made some interesting remarks and Mrs. Painter gave a nice selection. The menu was good and all enjoyed the day very much.

E T. Osbun sent several barrels of Georgia sweet potatoes to his friends here from Macon, Ga. They are large and well flavored.

Misses Jessie Hale and Luella Palmer are sojourning with friends in Galion for a week or so.

Foster’s predicted blizzard arrived here today, Monday, with a good deal of energy


The funeral of John Stephens, of Sandusky, took place Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at this place. As noted in the NEWS of Monday, Mr. Stephens was killed at Chicago Junction Saturday afternoon. He was terribly mangled and after the remains were picked up and placed in a casket, they were not exposed to view again. The funeral party came down from Sandusky on a special train and consisted of members of the family, the lodge to which he belonged, the freight crew to which he belonged and other railroad men. The procession went direct from the depot to the cemetery. About three years ago Mr. Stephens married Miss Ella Hayes, of this place, who, with one child, are left to mourn his sudden and terrible death.

The National House livery barn will be vacated soon by Fred Tyson and occupied by Gates & Culp as a livery and feed stable. Tyson will occupy the barn owned by Chris Ericson. A new livery barn will be built by parties in the spring on a lot at the north east corner of the square.

We understand that Samuel Parker is going out of the carriage business and that the lots now occupied by his shop will be used for building lots. Some of the buildings are now being removed but the new buildings will not be erected before spring.

Union Thanksgiving services at the Presbyterian church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Address by the Rev. H. S. Place.

Thursday, December 3, 1891.


SPECIAL NOTICE - All correspondents are requested to send their letters in time for them to reach this office by Tuesday morning, and in no event later than Wednesday morning. In case of news of extraordinary importance correspondents may telephone the news to this office as late as 8 a. m. Thursday.


The nuptials of Miss Laura Bride and Elijah Prosser, of this vicinity, were celebrated last week.

Miss Prosser, daughter of Kinsey Prosser, who lives west of Lexington, and James Stull were married recently.

D W. Wilson, of Bellville, was the guest of Bloomer Sowers Nov. 26.

Lew Street, with the Baxter Stove Company, of Mansfield, was recreating in Lexington Thanksgiving Day.

Miss Lizzie Smurr, of Cleveland, is visiting her mother and Mrs. B. Sowers, her sister

Prof David K. Andrews and wife, of Hayesville, visited Thomas Brown and wife, her parents, last week.

Lee Richardson and family, who moved to Lawrenceburg, Lawrence county, Tenn., in October, 1890, returned recently and will visit relatives south of Lexington, until spring

The Rev. Mr. Smith officiated at the Presbyterian church Sunday.

Peter Homerick has returned after several months’ absence in Garrett, Ind.

Mrs M. S. Moore and son, Budd, of Mansfield, visited relatives here last week.

Mrs Eva Thuma returned Friday after a three weeks’ absence in Perry county

Harry Lantz, who was injured by jumping from a freight train at Galion two weeks ago, returned there Thursday but will not be able for duty for several weeks.

Samuel Schwart’s family visited George A. Schaefer’s family in Mansfield Nov. 25.

Samuel Welty and wife, of Mansfield, were the guests of Mr. Haverstack, her father, west of Lexington, Nov. 26.

Mr Garver, of Johnsville, recently visited J. J. Stout.

Charles Moore, with Martin & Herring, Mansfield, was recreating in Lexington Wednesday and Thursday last.

The Rev. Mr. Davis delivered a sermon in the Congregational church, of which he is pastor, Thanksgiving Day.

Everything conspired to make the dinner given by the ladies of the Congregational church, Thanksgiving Day, a financial and social success, the net proceeds being nearly $30.

The oyster supper under the auspices of the young people’s Christian endeavor society was also quite a success.

Ol Dennis has gone to Anderson, Ind., where he has secured a position in a factory

Finley Stough was the guest of M. S. Moore’s family in Mansfield, Wednesday and Thursday.

Robert Garrett, of Mansfield, visited his relatives here Nov. 25.

Charles Lantz and wife, of Mansfield, visited relatives here Thursday and Friday.

Harry Daugherty, of Mansfield, visited in Lexington, his former home, Thanksgiving Day

James Moore, of Morrow county, was here on business Nov. 25.

Walter Walker, who sustained a fracture and dislocation of the bones of an ankle two weeks ago, is able to walk with crutches.

Frank Beverstock is able to be out again.

Mrs Mansfield, wife of Dr. G. Mansfield, is quite sick with erysipelas.


William Goat, of Lucas, is in town. He is the guest of Constable Dan Bieghly.

We are glad to see our old friend Joseph Hostetter able to come to town again. For several months past he has been confined with malarial fever. Other members of the family are also convalescent.

Nearly every member of Paul Keightly’s family has been down with diphtheria. They are all convalescent.

Thanksgiving day passed off very quietly here. Very few people thought it important enough to attend divine service at the church.

Dr E. C. Loucks, of Ashland, spent Thanksgiving day in town. He was the guest of Dr. Sackett’s family.

It is said the Doc. Loucks still has a patient in this place to whom he pays occasional visits.

Our genial blacksmith, W. A. Young, is the father of another bouncing boy.

Communion services will be held at the Lutheran church next Sunday.

Protracted meeting began at the u. B. church last Saturday evening.

Both Sabbath schools are making preparations for Christmas entertainments.

Butchering is in full blast and our postmaster lays claim to the largest porker in town.

Deputy Sheriff Wallace Robinson, of Richland county, was here last Monday summoning witnesses before the grand jury of said county.


Thomas Bell, of Lexington, and Miss Minnie Marlow were married Thanksgiving day at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. S. A. Walker, the Rev. A. E. Thomas officiating

In our last week’s items read Joseph Frey bought the Bitner farm and Jacob Pletcher died at Galion.

Adam Kilgore says his cellar and granary were recently entered by night prowlers.

Mr and Mrs. Joseph Crow, of Nappanee, Ind., were called here on account of the death of Jacob Pletcher, a brother of Mrs. Crow, and after visiting with relatives in this vicinity a few days returned home Saturday.

George Musselman put up two wind pumps last week; one for Johnson Taylor and the other for E. M. Oberly, both of Sandusky township.

A postal card from some “trust” concern in Mississippi addressed to the “Pastor. Colored Baptist church” came to this office last week. Frank Wiley got the card. He is now looking for the church.

Ontario Post, G. A. R., will hold its next regular meeting in its hall over the post-office Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m., at which time officers will be elected for the ensuing year. All the members are urged to be present, by order of J. B. Lohr, P. C.

Charlie Nazor has pulled down the old house on the Simmons corner preparatory to building a new one.

The Epworth League, Sunday evening elected the following officers: A. E. Thomas, president; with a vice president for each department of work; Miss Emma Thomas, secretary, and George Kirkland, treasurer.

Mrs J. M. Condon returned Monday from a visit to friends at Canal Fulton.

Elder Thomas commenced a protracted meeting at the Ebenezer appointment Sunday evening

Mell Jaques lost a good 3-year old colt a few days ago.


Iva C. Charles was at Toledo last Wednesday.

William Mowers, of Forest, a former resident of this township, was here visiting recently

John Sivets has moved again - this time from Baker’s addition to Tom Weiser’s house north of town.

Laban Pollock and wife, of Washington, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Marks on Thanksgiving.

Henry Harris, of Mansfield, visited his brother, William, recently.

Peter Snavely, of Hastings, was in the village last Saturday.

Prof E. D. Williams was at Butler a few days last week the guest of his sister, Ms. W. A. Pearce.

Miss Olive Swigart, primary teacher in our public schools, spent Thanksgiving vacation at Galion.

John Hastings, of Findlay, came here last Saturday to spend a few days with friends.

Miss Mattie Wilson returned last Saturday from Galion where she had been on an extended visit.

We failed last week to report the increase of our population which occurred in the families named below: John Bowman, a son; George Bear, Jr., a son; Lloyd Moffett, a daughter.

Mr and Mrs. Darius Robinson desire to extend their sincere thanks to all their friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of their daughter, Lena.

Miss Dollie Foss, of canton, is here visiting.


A very pleasant surprise party took place at the home of the Rev. J. T. Houston Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, some 40 of his friends in and about Olivesburg gathering there and taking complete possession for a few hours of all available room. As a token of sincere friendship they presented him a nice comfortable arm rocking chair, and to Mrs. Houston a half dozen large silver spoons - very substantial and appropriate gifts. The evening passed pleasantly with songs and other healthful amusements. Mr. Houston and family expect to leave soon for Missouri where he has received a call to take charge of two Presbyterian churches.

Friday, Nov. 27, the funeral of Joseph Burgett took place at Olivesburg where he formerly lived for a great number of years. More recently he lived at Savannah. His age was 90 years, 3 months and 17 days, one of the patriarchs of this part of the country The Rev. S. M. Smead, of Savannah, preached the sermon. Although the weather was decidedly wet and disagreeable a large concourse of people assembled to pay their respects to the memory of the dead..

George Gregg, who studied medicine under Dr. Imhoff a few years ago, is visiting friends at this place.

William Liston, who moved to Mansfield last spring, will move back here again.

Bloominggrove (Morrow County.)

Mrs D. Evarts, Bucyrus, is spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Sig. Baker.

Recorder Ranhauser and wife spent Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kirkpatrick

Gertie Kirkpatrick, Marion, and Professor Meck, of Delaware, spent the Thanksgiving vacation in Bloominggrove.

Miss Ethel Crispin started to Nebraska Tuesday to spend a year with her sister, Mrs. J. Boggs. Saturday evening the young people gathered at her home to surprise her and bid her good bye.

Frank Rhinehart has moved into his new house.

The Rev. Joshua Crawford preached at the M. E. church Sunday.

Jacob Henry died Tuesday, Nov. 24 aged 66 years and 4 months. He was buried at Johnsville, Thanksgiving day.

The township Sunday school association will hold a convention at the M. E. church in the morning and afternoon of Dec. 12.

L W. Day, superintendent of Cleveland schools, and wife called on friends here Saturday

Charley Roberts was taken very ill last week with congestion of the lungs.

Jackson Township.

Jacob Hummel, formerly a resident of this locality, died Nov. 24 at his home in Shelby and was buried in Oakland cemetery the following Thursday.

Mr and Mrs. Henry Stover entertained their many friends Thanksgiving day in a royal manner.

Mrs Mary Barber disposed of her chattels at public sale Dec. 1.

Will Gribbons has purchased a lot in Shelby and will build a house thereon in the spring

Mrs Lewis Hill is visiting friends in Van Wert county.

Daniel Cole, of Plymouth township, died last week and was buried Sunday. The deceased was a member of Shelby Lodge, No. 350, F. and A. M.

There are several churches in this township, but there were no Thanksgiving services at any of them last Thursday.


A literary society has been organized at White Hall.

Mrs J. S. Smith was severely hurt last Saturday while getting out of a wagon. She had her arm broken a few days ago.

Born, Nov. 23, to Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Au, a son. Another addition to the Republican ranks in 21 years.

John Travis left for his home in Illinois last Saturday.

District No. 1 held a spelling school last Tuesday evening.

Arthur Oberlin, of Mansfield, spent a few days last week at John W. Taylor’s home.

Thursday, December 24, 1891.


SPECIAL NOTICE - All correspondents are requested to send their letters in time for them to reach this office by Tuesday morning, and in no event later than Wednesday morning. In case of news of extraordinary importance correspondents may telephone the news to this office as late as 8 a. m. Thursday.


The Rev. Mr. Kerr will preach at the U. P. church on the first Sabbath of January and every third Sunday thereafter during the first quarter of 1892. He will supply the congregations at Hayesville and Tiro on the two intervening Sabbaths for the same length of time.

James Craig, son of J. L. Craig, has returned from the west where he has been for the last seven years. He spent four years in South Dakota. He says trading dogs to the Indians is carried on to considerable extent, the Indians slaughtering the dogs for food which they relish. Slaughtering beeves and seeing the noble red men bustle for the tongue which they eat raw is another amusing sight to the whites. He says an old Indian chief has a standing offer of 1,500 acres of land to the white man who would marry his daughter. He probably would have accepted the offer, but he did not know what to do with the land.

After the Rev. Mr. Kerr had retired for the night at J. M. Sawhill’s last Wednesday evening, he was awakened by hearing a noise in his room; he saw the dim outline of a man fumbling his clothes and made a spring for the fellow, and probably would have caught him had he not gotten entangled in the bed clothing. The family were aroused and the house was searched, but the thief was gone taking with him Mr. Kerr’s pocket-book containing $15 in money and valuable papers, some of which were found at the Five Corners where all traces of the thief was lost.

Mesdames Jacob Flowers, O. M. Bennett, G. M. Overly, J. B. Lohr, I. J. Cassel, J. L. Craig, G. W. Roe, A. Cormann and Philip Cormann met at the home of grandmother Jane Mitchell last Thursday and quilted a quilt for her.

A number of the young people met at the home of Curtis Mitchell Tuesday evening to eat oysters and have a general good time.

Miss Mary Lohr is home from Olivesburgh to spend the holidays.

George Cole, Jr., and wife moved last week to the Witemslayger farm in Crawford county

Mrs Sade Bennett thinks getting a girl’s tongue cut under the supposition that she is tongue-tied is a delusion, or her baby is not criterion to go by.

Two commercial travelers, carrying a large stock of original packages, picked up an took with them to Galion the pet lamb of Miss Amanda Kuhn. After amusing themselves for a time at the hotel with its pranks, they proposed to have the lamb killed and roasted, but the landlord could not see it in that light and ordered it returned, which they did to the joy of its owner who had hunted all over the farm for it.


John Hosack died a few days ago at this home south of Lexington. His remains were taken to Waterford, Morrow county, for interment.

Miss Mattie Black, daughter of Hugh Black, of near Lexington, was married recently to Mr. Steffey.

Mrs R. C. Brown and daughter, Helen, and son Charles, of Mansfield, visited here Saturday

Carter Cook was in Bellville Saturday.

Charles O’Dond returned recently, after an absence of a few years in Michigan.

John L. Abernathy, formerly of Lexington, now in the B. & O. train dispatcher’s office at Newark, was recently the guest of David Miller, his father-in-law.

Barney Beverstock and C. B. Doudna recently attended a meeting of the Bellville Masonic lodge, of which they were elected officers.

John B. Williams, for 14 years the very proficient superintendent of the cemetery, has resigned his position.

John Morgan and wife have returned from a month’s visit in Indiana.

Lew Campbell, of Bellville, was lodged in the town bastile for being drunk and creating a disturbance last week.

Mrs Alma Spaulding, of Mansfield, has visited her brother, Silas Beverstock.

Charles Mitchell, of Johnsville, visited Mrs. Samuel Mitchell, his mother, Dec. 16.

S Lindsey & Co. are painting the Odd Fellows’ building which will be dedicated in January.

Tobias Fike and wife have visited Isaac Fike’s family near Bellville.

Mrs William Stough and sons, Charles and Finley, visited M. S. Moore’s family, in Mansfield Friday.

John Snook has recently visited George Snook, his brother, in Newark.

Sheriff Tressel was here last week on official business.

Charles Carey, of Mansfield, was recreating in Lexington recently.

The venerable Mr. Adams, of this vicinity, is quite feeble from an attack of paralysisWalter Walker is slowly recovering from a fractured ankle sustained six weeks ago.


The Farmers’ Institute of Richland county commenced holding its semi-annual session at this place on the 18th inst. The meetings here have been largely attended, the town hall in which the meetings are held not being large enough to hold the crowds that attend. John L. Garber is the president of the Institute, and ably presides at these large and interesting meetings. On Friday T. B. Terry, the state lecturer, spoke to a crowded meeting, and the same evening Prof. Scott, of Columbus, of the state experiment station, spoke to a large meeting. On Saturay the town was full of farmers, over a hundred teams being hitched along the main street, the big crowds attending the institute meetings did a big amount of trading, the different stores and groceries doing a big business through the entire day. Long live the Farmers’ Institute and may they come often to liven up the old town.

Business has not been very heavy the past summer is the word we hear from several of the tradesmen and this may be the commencement of lively times.

The grip has been very bad in this section, the several doctors being kept busy attending patients down with the new disease.

“Cap” Wilson, the old Mayflower, has returned from Washington and is hustling as he never did before in this township. There is something unusual when a politician of as mall a bore as “Cap” is returned from Washington to assist in the fight. C. A. Lafferty, the postmaster of this place, was out in the country on shank’s horses hustling in the rain without an umbrella, one day this week.

Hon J. E. Howard now rejoices in the office of justice of the peace, which has never been noted in any of the Mansfield dailies.

Jackson Township.

Thomas Wheeler left last week for his father’s home in Pennsylvania.

The Rev. Amos Dickenhoffer has resigned his pastorate at Taylortown.

Ed Bricker left last week for a few days’ visit with his son-in-law in Cleveland

Willard Laser is training the young people of the Taylortown church for a Christmas entertainment

G U. Kuhn is finishing up his threshing for the year 1891, Hoffman & Rousch doing the threshing. They are running the Ohio separator. Its work is well spoken of by many.

The Rev. John Baker, of the M. E. church, Shelby, is holding a series of meetings, assisted by the Rev. George Reager, of Bucyrus. The meetings are very interesting and well attended. The singers are assisted by two blind boys who came to assist the Rev. Baker in his meeting.

The children and friends of grandmother Landis celebrated her 80th birthday last Thursday. This occasion was one of surprise to grandmother Landis who is one of the early settlers in Jackson and knows what an early pioneer life is.

We wish the NEWS and the readers of the NEWS a merry Christmas.


Quite a number from here attended the farmers’ institute at Bellville last Friday and Saturday.

Charley Donnan was at Woodberry over Sunday.

David Stewart and William Fulton are sick.

Isaac Wharton, of Butler, is doing the painting on Fremont Teeter’s new house

It is reported that Henry Spayde and Miss Flora Brant are to be married on Wednesday of this week.

Andred Charles’ children met with what might have been a very serious accident last Sunday while their parents were away from home. It seems that they were playing with powder near the fire when it became ignited, burning the little girl severely about the face.


Mr. Trumbo, of Allen county, is the guest of his uncle, Mr. Bell, and family, of Lexington.

Born - To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baer Dec. 17, a daughter.

G B. McFarland will erect a new house the coming summer. G. B. is one of the successful farmers of this township.

Henry Lutz has moved his saw mill to Albert Touby’s place. Mr. Touby will build a new barn soon.

Mina Alltgeld and her sister, Amelia Sell, visited at Lexington this week.

The school at this place will have one week vacation during the holidays.

W. E Sirpless and family visited Mrs. Sirpless’ father near Lexington last Sunday.


Tuesday night about 11 o’clock as train 84 was going east and about one mile from Pavonia, Valentine Shuck, a boss stone mason of the Erie, from some cause missed his balance and was thrown from the rear platform of the caboose, sustaining a dislocation of the right shoulder. Dr. Sattler at once reduced the dislocation, and Shuck will soon be able to be removed to his home in Ashland.

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