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The Gallipolis Journal
January 1, 1880

A Happy New Year to the Gray Beards
     Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.—Lev. 19:32

A Peep Into the Past
     Within the corporation of this staid old town of Gallipolis, thirty-five living men, of color white, have fought the Scriptural limit of three score and ten, and won! It has been said that a history of the young men of to-day is a history of the next generation. In every wrinkle and gray hair of the heroes below, is written an epitome of the past—that past to which every year adds an additional halo of mystery and charm. Commencing with them chronologically, we not only venerate the highest figure on the score, but have the greatest respect for the least on the list. Striking a total we have 2,696 years, an average of 77 to each.
     JOSEPH VANDEN–BEMDEN, aged 93. Mr. Vanden came here in 1792, from Amsterdam, Holland, where he was born. With the exception of Mrs. Maguet and Mrs. Riley, he is the oldest person in our city. Mr. V. was intimate with Boone and Kenton, and has frequently conversed with Simon Girty. He was one of the volunteers from this county to the war of 1812. Mr. V. also saw the first steamboat that came down the Ohio River.
     SOLOMON HAYWARD, aged 89. Born in Connecticut, and came here in 1807. Mr. H. was also a volunteer in the war of 1812. He retains his faculties to a remarkable degree, reading ordinary print without glasses. He was a member of our town Council 65 years ago.
     SAMUEL RICHARDSON, age 89. Born in Massachusetts and came to Gallia county in 1840. Mr. R. served as Quarter-Master in the war of 1812. He has taken the Journal nearly 40 years.
     CHARLES CREUZET, age 87. Born in France and came to Gallipolis in 1817. Mr. C. manufactured the first cigars ever made here, was a successful merchant, and retired from active business about thirty-five years ago.
     WILLIAM BURNETT, age 85. Born in Virginia and came to our city in 1809. Mr. B. also saw the first steamboat on the Ohio, was a brick-layer by trade, and assisted in nearly all of the old brick edifices of our place.
     FRANKLIN CAREL, age 84. Born in Paris, France, and landed here in 1803 to spend a day or two. He has prolonged his visit, as you will observe. Mr. C. also saw the first steamboat. Has proved himself one of the substantial citizens of our thriving city, held many offices of trust and profit, from Magistrate to Associate Judge, and was correct in all his dealings.
     JOSEPH DROUILLARD. born at Wellsburg, Va., Sept. 1st, 1796, now 83 years of age, son of Pierre Drouillard, a pioneer and Indian trader, who ransomed Simon Kenton at the time he was tied to the stake and ready to be burned, at Lower Sandusky. When [he was] four years of age, the family moved and settled on the Ohio side of the river twenty-five miles below Gallipolis, where Millersburg now stands, deriving its name from Miller, his grandfather. At the age of fifteen, Mr. D. volunteered in the war of 1812, at Gallipolis, O., as musician–fifer-boy in a regiment commanded by Gen. Tupper. After six months the regiment disbanded and the boys returned home, when he joined another regiment and served till the close of the war. He was in the severe engagement at Mississinawa, an Indian town on the Wabash, where the Indians were entirely routed and with great loss; also at Fort Meigs during the siege, and was discharged at Detroit at the close of the war. He met and congratulated Gen. LaFayette at the time he stopped at Gallipolis, in 1824, while on his way up the Ohio. He was employed in the Clerk’s office of Gallia county, in 1817, and in 1835 was appointed Clerk of the Common Pleas and Supreme Courts, in the place of Francis LeClercq, resigned, and held the office by appointment and election until 1858. Was elected Treasurer of the county in 1827, and served until 1844. Was also Postmaster at Gallipolis, from July 1st, 1861, to December, 1865. He retains his faculties to a remarkable degree.
     CONRAD MUENTZ, age 82. Born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to Gallipolis in 1852. He is a blacksmith, and until recently an industrious, hard-working man.
ROMAN MENAGER, age 80. Mr. M. was born in the middle of the Public Square, near the river bank. He is probably the oldest person living who can claim our city as his birthplace. In early life was engaged in the mercantile and milling business, and was one of our most enterprising citizens.
     JOHN CHICK, age 80. Born in England and came here in 1830.
     T. G. HERN, age 80. Born in Georgetown, D.C., and came here in 1825. Mr. Hern saw the torch applied to the Capitol at Washington by the blarsted Britishers.
     FRANCIS GUTHRIE, age 79. Born in New York State, and became a resident of our city five years ago. Mr. G. celebrated his golden wedding in 1872. He has been a Methodist minister 45 years and has never received an injury in his life.
     DAVID HAMILTON, age 79. Born in Pennsylvania and settled in the county in 1840. Mr. H. has been a class leader for 40 years.
     M. JEFFERS, age 78. Mr. J. is absent from the city and consequently we were unable to get further particulars.
     A. W. WOOD, age 76. Born in Virginia, and was book-keeper for Mr. W. H. Langley during his prosperous years; is a good citizen, and a straight forward, correct man.
     J. W. DEVACHT, age 76. Born in a log cabin on the river bank, opposite the residence of Mr.  E. L. Menager. Capt. D. ran the first flatboat from here to New Orleans. That was in 1821. In 1820, he ran the first flat out of the Scioto to the same port. He is big-hearted and has hosts of friends who want to see him live a hundred years.
     LEWIS BILLINGS, age 75. Born in Massachusetts and settled here in 1847. Mr. B. celebrated his golden wedding a short time ago.
     JOHN FREIDLINE, age 75. Born in Germany and has been a resident here 32 years.
     FRANCIS HOLCOMB, age 75. Born in England and became one of us in 1830.
     B. STEIFEL, age 75. Born in Germany and has resided here 14 years.
     THOMAS MCCAFFERTY, age 75. Was born in Baltimore, Md., and came here in 1842. He is a free, out-spoken man and good citizen.
     JAMES MULLINEUX, age 73. Born in England. Located here in 1838. Is a builder, and many of our fine dwellings show his handicraft.
     J. J. BLAGG, age 73. Born within 12 miles of our city. Capt. B. commanded the steamboats Ohio Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, and retired from the river some five years ago.
     WILLIAM WILEY, age 72. Born in Virginia and settled here in 1874. Mr. W. was one of the old time river pilots and turned the wheel 40 years ago.
     WILLIAM CAMNITZ, age 72. Born in Wheeling, W.Va., and cast his lot with us in 1820. Mr. C. saw the steamboat Washington launched, the same that blew up on her trial trip in 1811.
     ANANIAS CURRY, age 72. Born in Charleston, W. Va., and came here in 1808. Recollects Gen. Tupper and his camp on the Public Square. Saw Jim Lane hung, the only man who ever suffered that penalty of the law in our county.
     JOSEPH BRADBURY, age 72. Born in Maine and pitched his tent in this county in 1816. Mr. B. was elected to the Ohio House in 1861 and again in 1863. In 1865 he was elected to the Ohio Senate, and returned to the House in 1869 and 1871. He is practicing his profession at the Gallia bar and holds his own with the “boys.”
     L. L. LANGLEY, age 71. Born in the District of Columbia, and has been a resident of our city for 33 years. Mr. L. has been prominent in police circles, at one time being a member of the Cincinnati force.
     REUBEN ALESHIRE, age 71. Born in Virginia and landed in Gallipolis in 1833, the year of the remarkable meteoric display, of which he was a witness. Mr. A. is the architect of his own fortune; commencing life at the lower round of the ladder, running all the grades of flatboatman, steamboatman, farmer and miller, he has proved successful in every undertaking—enterprising, safe, sound and reliable.
     ALEXANDER LOGUE, age 70. Judge Logue first saw the light in Gallia county. He was a member of the Ohio Legislature and has served as Sheriff, Probate Judge, and other offices. The Judge is of remarkable vigor, considering his age.
     ALEXANDER DETELANTE, age 70. Born in France and came to Gallipolis in 1810. Mr. D.’s father was a trusted messenger of the great Napoleon.
     BENJAMIN MARTIN, age 70. Born in New Hampshire and became one of our citizens in 1822.
     JOHN DUNN, age 70. Born in Ireland and settled here in 1857. Mr. Dunn has followed the hotel business for a number of years and has grown gray in hospitality.
     SALMON STRONG, age 70. Born in Massachusetts and has been a [local] citizen since 1815. Mr. S. was employed at the Journal office four years ago.
     SEBASTIAN GOETZ, age 70. Born in Germany and came to our city about the year 1871.
A large number of our citizens approach the limit within a year or two. The above are the ages of each [at his] nearest birthday.

   A young man named Isaac N. James, apparently about fifteen years of age, was lodged in jail Friday by Officer Massie, of Perry township, charged with burning two barns Christmas eve, one belonging to Dr. Solomon Long and the other to Mr. William Smith. The barns were about three-quarters of a mile apart. In one of them were three horses, in the other four cows, ten tons of hay, besides farming implements. Everything, including the stock, was burned. It is said that James remarked during the evening to others that if they would watch out they would see a light. His shoe-nails were compared with those about the barns and found to tally exactly. James does not deny the burning, but says he was hired to do it. He does not appear to be blessed with intellectual endowments. He was sent on by ‘Squire Norman of Perry, in default of $800 bail.

     [Cincinnati Gazette, Saturday] John Theodore Hambleton Williamson is the name inscribed on a beautiful silver goblet that went to Gallipolis yesterday on the Telegraph for the infant son of Pilot Ed. Williamson. The gift is from the gentleman for whom the child is named.

The Æolians
      Three crowded houses never listened to a more remarkable combination of local musical talent, than the rendition of Pinafore, by the Æolian Club of this city. . . . [who] can’t feel more pride in Messrs. Ross and Wilson as directors, than they feel in the members and the public have for both. The chorus was a notable feature . . . Misses Hannan and Cadot and Mrs. Kerr . . . can cherish this reception. Messrs. Neal, Baer, McCormick, Ross, Aleshire and Mitchell . . . would outrank amateurs. The pedal accomplishments of Messrs. Ross and Mitchell were . . . excellent. . . . Capt. E S. Aleshire no doubt missed his vocation by not adopting the boards . . . Messrs. Gates and Sanns and Miss Mary Aleshire need no commendation. Our space is limited. Were it one line, it would be: “It was grand.”

     Mr. Graves Hubbard is home after spending Christmas under the paternal roof at Malden, W. Va.
     Miss Lida Norvel, of Charleston, is a guest at the residence of Capt. F. J. Donnally.

     Mr. Jas. Wilson of Coalburg, was a visitor at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. A. W. Allemong, last week.

     Miss Julia Jones, of Malden, W. Va., is here to attend school at our Union Schools. Miss Jones is a niece of Capt. Jno. A. Hamilton.

     Mr. Geo. E. Dutton is at Pittsburg on business. Prof. M. E. Hard is at Columbus, on business. Mr. Owen Sutphin has returned from Arkansas. He will return there and take charge of a large farm, belonging to Mrs. Crooks.

     Prof. Chase, of the Pomeroy Schools, is in town to spend the Holidays. Mr. E. S. Menager, of Pomeroy, and Maj. Downing and family, of Middleport, were down to see Pinafore. Prof. J. J. Allison and wife are visiting relatives near the city.

     Dr. J. M. Pitrat and lady, of Buffalo, W. Va., were down in attendance upon the wedding of W. W. Kerr.

     Mr. Carl Uhrig has gone to Cincinnati to visit relatives. Mr. Tarleton Herbert has gone to Columbus, we understand to go into business.

     Mr. C. C. Naret and bride were in the city, this week.

     Mr. A. F. Moore will leave for Marietta this week, to spend a couple of weeks. Messrs. Jno. T. Entsminger and Chas. J. Switzer left Monday morning, to look after their interests before the Ohio Legislature.

     Mr. Frederick Kerr leaves for Delaware, O., to-night, to attend school. We are sorry—Fred was one of our right hand boys.

     Mr. Jas. P. Beall and bride were in the city this week and a portion of last, visiting relatives. Jim is as bashful as a school boy, but we guess he will get a firm grip on a happy life.

     Mr. W. C. Miller, Jr., has been down with a bad case of quinzy [sic].

     Mr. A. W. Hepburn, the tonsorial artist, has moved into the quarters, one door below Fillimore’s, formerly occupied by Jerry Warner. Mr. Hepburn is building up a fine reputation for skill and attention to business.

     Miss Lucy Ford has returned home from Cincinnati, where she has been for some time.

     Mr. Kim Keifer of Bellville, is spending the Holidays with his aunt, Mrs. T. Spencer. Prof. Lasley left on that mission Sunday evening.

     Mr. Daniel Calohan leaves this week for Cincinnati on business, from there he intends visiting his son Charley at Bucyrus, O.

     Mr. Jared Baldwin has removed his family to our place and will probably make this his home.

     Miss Marie Drouillard will leave this week for Nashville, Tenn., to visit her brother, J. P. Drouillard.

     Mr. Will Curry is the proud father of a big girl baby.

     Mr. S. Goetz is down sick in bed.

     Mrs. Royal Hill is at Chicago, spending the Holidays.

     Mr. D. S. Trobridge, of Ohio township, is to be the new Deputy Sheriff.

     Messrs. James M. Neal and Chas. Ross will leave for Boston, Saturday night, to study vocal music under Madame Capiani.

     The Young Folks’ dance, Christmas night, was a grand success. The supper, gotten up by Mr. Chas. Johnson, Jr., is said to be the most elegant ever spread in our city. Charles knows how to do it.

     Fred H. Collins, Principal of the Gallia Academy, intends to publish an educational monthly. The first number will come out during January.

     M. E. Beman has been elected Cashier of the Centreville National Bank in place of R. P. Porter resigned.

     Mr. Edward B. Payne is home from Marietta College to spend the Holidays.

     Mr. W. H. Hutchinson entertained his brother, Mr. E. A. Hutchinson, last week. Mr. H. is the manager of the Belfont Iron Works.

     Miss Florence Gilmore of the Point, is a visitor at the residence of J. J. Cadot, Esq.

     Mrs. Lewis Billings and daughter, Mrs. Shaw, have returned from a visit to Capt. Kate at Cincinnati.

Railroad Matters
     [Cincinnati Enquirer] The Ohio and West Virginia Railroad, from Logan to Gallipolis on the Ohio River, is fast approaching completion. Track laying is rapidly progressing from Logan south; a second force of track-layers will be put to work at the Gallipolis end within the next ten days. A connection of the two divisions is expected to be made about the first of April, 1880. This road will open up the well known rich mineral lands of Hocking, Vinton and Gallia counties. It will give to various iron charcoal furnaces shipping facilities by rail which they have long needed. Among such are Buckeye, Keystone, Lincoln and Latrobe, all of which are within four miles of shipping points. Eagle Furnace, which has long laid [sic] idle, is the most fortunate of all, the new railroad running about three miles through its lands and passing within a few feet of the furnace. The present owners (J. A. Simmons & Co.) have made extensive improvements since purchasing the property, preparatory to putting the furnace into blast. In their explorations they have discovered and opened several new veins of ore, varying in thickness from eighteen inches to thirty-six inches, and in addition valuable coal, four feet to five feet in thickness. The completion of this important road will mark a new era in the history of the mineral region.

Middleport Herald
     Anthony Eisman, who has been employed for some years at the Novelty Works in this place, has accepted a position in a Gallipolis machine shop at a good salary. Mr. Eisman is a first class machinist, a gentleman, and by his removal Middleport loses a good citizen and Gallipolis gains one.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 8, 1880

     The citizens of the upper portion of our city want a government mail box, to be attached to the lamp post, corner of Second and Spruce streets. This would be of immense convenience and should be placed there.

     Mr. Geo. E. Dutton expects to leave us the following Monday. He will take charge of a larger office at Akron, O. The citizens of Akron will find him to be a live business man, and his lady an adornment to Akron society.

     Mr. Alpheus E. Irwin was in the city last week to see his sister Julia, who is lying very sick.

     Mr. Jas. Cromley has another boy in his house. Jim is doing well, this being the third.

     On New Year’s day, the firm of Allemong, Baer & Co., called Messrs. A. G. Beall and J. T. Smith back to the desk and presented each a crisp one hundred dollar bill. This was a reward for faithful services rendered the firm during the past year.

     Mr. Harry Gephard, who is stationed at Washington C. H., spent his holiday with us.

     Mr. Ed. Vaughn is again traveling for the house of Jno. T. Halliday & Co.

     James Watts, a young man of about seventeen years, and son of the late David Watts, of Green township, on New Year’s Day was celebrating the same by exploding logs with powder. A hole was bored into a log, into the same was poured powder and a notched plug driven therein along which was a trail of powder. This he set on fire, and started away, but had not time to get a sufficient distance when the explosion took place, one side of the log striking him in the face crushing one side of it, and making a painful and ugly wound.

     Mr. F. D. Niday, of Harrison township, was in the city Saturday wearing a smile like Aurora throwing back the curtain of the east. A bran’ new Republican boy out at his house. If he has the goodness of his mother and the spirit of his father, he is the coming man of Harrison.

     Thomas Brooks, of Greenfield township, was brought to jail by Officer Morgan on Saturday, having been sent up by Judge Lambert for burglary in default of $300. There is nothing in the case except petit larceny. He was bailed out. Sheriff Blake and Deputy Sheriff Trobridge entered upon their duties Monday, and took charge of the jail.

     The alarm of fire Saturday evening was from the stable of Mr. Jno. C. Shepard, in the rear of his business house on Second street, and was caused by boys therein burning cork to blacken their faces. The fire was extinguished after slight damage.

     Mr. G. D. McBride is suffering considerably with rheumatism. He is off at present on a trip to Pittsburg.

     Mr. Jno. Talbott and wife expect to leave for Florida the following Monday, to recruit Mr. Talbott’s failing health.

     A petition is in circulation for the extension of Second street to the Mill Creek road. The Barlow estate proposes to grant the right of way without charge. This would open up some desirable building lots and increase our limits materially.

     Mr. Frank Vermillion, of Northup, received a nice Christmas present in the shape of a boy and girl.

     The Masonic Lodge of Chambersburg and the Commissioners of Gallia have each offered a reward of $100 for the arrest and delivery of W. T. Hanley, who killed M. K. Shively at that village Christmas.

     Mr. Chas. Creuzet has presented Mrs. David Y. Smithers a fine and valuable globe clock, as a Holiday gift.

     Mr. J. M. Neal left for Boston, Saturday. Mr. J. C. Ross left Tuesday night.

     Mr. Reuben Aleshire, jr., is the private banker of the river men. Many ten dollar bills find their way to his safe.

     Friday night last, receptions of a social character were held at the residences of Messrs. Louis Baer, R. Aleshire, T. B. Bancroft and Miss Tena Ford.

     Mr. Wm. Geppert is at Cincinnati, visiting his sons. Dr. F. S. Phillips, the most gallant bachelor of the town, is off on a two weeks’ business trip to Charleston. Mr. C. R. Talbott and family are at Cincinnati.

     Miss Rowena P. Cooke, the new assistant in the Gallipolis High School, is said to be eminently successful.

     Mr. M. Moses has gone to Cincinnati, principally to consult Dr. D. W. Clancy as to the rental of one of the contemplated business rooms on the Hutsinpiller lot.

     Miss Lydia Newton is at the residence of Mr. D. Y. Smithers. It is probable that she will make her home there.

     Mr. James E. Hebard has taken a position in the drug store of P. A. Sanns & Son.

     Messrs. C. D. Bailey and J. J. Maxon have gone to Columbus, to attend the State Agricultural Convention.

     Miss Laura Thornily has returned to Wesleyan College.

     Misses Mary Aleshire and Julia Jenkins left Tuesday morning for Cincinnati to remain two weeks, the guests of Capt. Charles M. Holloway.

     Miss Lucy Walker of Wellston, a guest of Mrs. T. B. Bancroft, is getting up a class in music.

     Dr. James Barton, of Addison, died Sunday morning of paralysis.

     Mr. Chris. Shaeffer left Friday to report for duty to a Philadelphia Dry Goods House, by whom he has been engaged to travel this year. His territory will embrace portions of West Virginia and Ohio.

     Capt. Wm. C. Newton is in command of the Sylvan Dell, in the Donaldsonville and Red River Landing mail trade.

     Messrs. Owen Sutphin and Lewis Hern left for Arkansas, last night. Mr. Sutphin will farm.

     Mr. Jno. R. McCormick, the ice man, will leave for the lake ice markets, next week, to lay in a supply for our city.

     Wm. M. Wood, of Raccoon township, died Sunday.

     During the heavy fog on the river Monday, the Humming Bird and Fashion came into collision cutting through the guards of the latter to her hull. It was a narrow escape for the Fashion. . . . the ferry-boat Kitty Woods in attempting to cross the river came out at Raccoon Island.

     Jas. Peck living opposite the Point, was on trial, Tuesday, for living in adultery with Rebecca Hughes.

     The Fire Company held a meeting Friday night and elected the following officers:—Chief, P. B. Pritchett; Asst. Chief, John B. Clendenin; Secretary, T. F. Hott; Treasurer, Jas. R. Stuart; Engineers, E. Geisler and E. P. Ralph; Foreman of Hose No. 1, Thomas Bell, Asst., A. R. Randall; Foreman of Hose No. 2, Chas. Friend, Asst., E. L. Gills; Foreman of Hook and Ladder Truck, Jas. A. Haptonstall, Asst., Fred. Kuhn.

     We are under obligation to Mrs. W. C. Miller for the opportunity of inspecting an old time album. It belonged to her sister, the late Miss Margaret Newsom, and bears date 1832. It contains tributes of respect from most of the young men and ladies of the town of that day. But a very small number of these are now living. Among the names we find—A. Cushing, J. J. Coombs, F. J. Sanns, A. L. Cushing, L. R. Booth, A. C. Farrington, and other well known citizens of that period. The examination recalls many a pleasant reminiscence.

From Campaign
     Mr. Hartwig, chief engineer of steamer Sherlock, and with residence in Covington, Ky., is among us attending to the wants of his aged parents. We always welcome such a gentleman, whose sole aim is to care for those who cared for us in our young and tender years.

     Mr. Alf. E. Irwin, one of the popular teachers of the Charleston Union School, is here visiting relatives. His accomplished and only sister, Miss Julia, who has been very ill for some time, is slowly recovering. Alf. leaves us this week to renew his old duties again. [ . . . ]

     Our school is a No. 1. We can have none other with Master Charlie Rife as instructor.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 15, 1880

     A descendant of one of the old French families of this city, who resides in another State, received a copy of the Journal containing the history of the “Old Men,” and after saying “it was very interesting to me,” writes as follows: “I wish Mr. Nash had added a list of the old women who are willing to let their ages be known.”

     At Pt. Pleasant, Friday, a little daughter of Rev. W. E. Hill, pastor in charge of the Presbyterian Church, fell over the banisters of the stairs from the second story, a distance of about twelve feet, striking the lower floor on her head, receiving fatal injuries. The child is only about three years old.

     The mail hack has been very irregular during the past week on account of the mud.

     E. C. Powell, Esq., A. A. Moulton and R. R. Bane have been figuring lively in the recent Jackson County Teachers’ Institute.

     Col. L. Z. Cadot was under fire 33 times during the late war.

     Mr. Joseph Wilkinson left last week for Lake Village, Arkansas, to take a position in the store of his uncle.

     Mr. Geo. W. Norris, the railroader, has just returned from a Holiday visit to Boston.

     Mr. Frank E. Hill is stopping with his brother here. Mr. H. has been sick and is just recovering.

     Miss Charles of the Point, was a guest of W. R. B. Stevens last week.

     Mr. Mahlon Rodgers, formerly Boiler Inspector here, is engineer of the Jo Briarly in the Red River trade. The J. M. Kerr lies at Turner’s Island in fifteen feet of water.

     Robert Harvey, under charge of assisting in the shooting of M. K. Shively, at Chambersburg, Christmas night, was bailed out of jail Friday in the sum of $400.

     Mr. T. W. Thorniley is sick at Vicksburg, with typhoid fever. He went down on a produce boat. Mrs. Thorniley is with him.

     Mrs. Capt. S. H. Smithers went to Cincinnati Saturday, called there by the sickness of her brother, Capt. C. W. Fisher.

     Mrs. Chas. Smith is at the Point a guest of her sister, Mrs. Tippett.

     Mr. J. M. Kerr has returned from a two weeks’ business trip to the Queen City. Messrs. Alonzo and James Rathburn left for Cincinnati, Sunday, to see the elephant. Mr. Jno. Smith, the barber, is at Cincinnati.

     Mrs. Jennie Lumford, nee Hibbens, has returned to her home at New Richmond, O.

     Mr. Chas. Stockhoff left yesterday morning for a ten days’ trip to Cincinnati and Aurora, Ind., his home.

     Mr. H. G. Newport, we understand, is doing remarkably well in his new home in Nebraska.

     The family of the late Wm. Dilcher have moved to Clifton, W. Va. It is probable that his son Fred will continue the business at the old stand.

     Mr. Jno. Gilman will return to his Chicago home, this week.

     The Railroad Company has been looking after options, the past few days, upon the property along Front street, river side, between Cedar and Spruce streets. The aggregate valuation foots up $12,000.

     Gov. Bishop, last week, pardoned George Williams, of this county, from the penitentiary. He was sent up from Stark county for shooting a brakeman in the knee, as he (W.) was trying to escape from a train. Williams had played a three-card monte trick on a passenger, and as he was trying to skip the train the brakeman interposed and received the shot. He was sent up in 1877 for ten years. Williams is in our city.

     Pomeroy Telegraph—Many readers will be glad to learn that the proposed monument to the memory of the late Rev. I. Z. Haning is now standing at his grave, which is at Rio Grande, Gallia county. It is of Concord granite, and over eleven feet in height. In design it is simple and beautiful, and bears the following inscription: “Rev. I. Z. Haning; died September 27, 1878, aged 53 years. Erected in loving memory by the churches to which he preached.”

The Gallipolis Journal
January 22, 1880

     Mr. Munroe, son of Elder Munroe, and a special insurance agent, was in town last week.

     Miss Lillie Calohan is at the School of Design, Cincinnati.

     Our old townsman Mr. J. B. Hank was in town last week, looking around among his friends.

     Mr. C. T. Fowler, of Pittsburgh, takes the place of Mr. Geo. E. Dutton in the office of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. He will occupy, with his family, the Hank residence on Cedar street.

     Mr. Chas. Wyhe has left for Pittsburgh to dispose of some property there belonging to him.

     Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Miller will leave for a grand pleasure tour down the Mississippi to New Orleans, the coming week.

     Mr. Lewis Heineman, of Jamestown, N.Y., is in town, the guest of Mr. Harry Frank. Mr. Heineman was in business for Mr. Abe Moch at Vinton, this county, a few years ago. He is on the high road to prosperity in his new home.

     SOCIETY IN GALLIPOLIS. Sixty Years Ago. Interesting Description.
The following letter will prove of special interest to the old residents, and to their descendants. It was addressed to one of the daughters of the late Dr. LeMoyne, of Washington, Pa., and grand-daughter of the late J. P. R. Bureau, one of the French colony that settled Gallipolis. The writer’s maiden name was Hank. The family is remembered by many of our old citizens. Rev. W. R. Gould, deceased some years since, was pastor of the Presbyterian church here at the time of which the writer speaks. We quote:
My father was one of the many enthusiastic, deluded emigrants of that time, who removed from the New England States to the then far West; who sacrificed their farms, or business as the case might be, to enjoy the gifts of God without laboring for them. We hailed from Vermont, having no destination but Ohio in general, and God, who led us all the way, ordered it that we should bring up at Gallipolis and take a house next door to your grandpa Bureau’s, entire strangers.
     We suffered much from a change of climate. Our family were the parents and ten children. I had contracted the liver complaint, and the doctor recommended horseback riding. Mr. Bureau had a beautiful horse, 20 years old, and sobered down without a fault, and your mother had another of her own, splendid, only he was high spirited for a lady, and would run away occasionally, but she being a practiced equestrienne, maintained her presence of mind and equanimity, and by holding a tight rein, and patting and caressing his neck, would bring him down to an even and measured trot or pace. They offered me the use of the family horse to ride, and either your mother or your aunt Romayne would accompany me. These recollections are very pleasant to me. They, your mother and aunt, were older than I was, and had enjoyed many more advantages, which made their conversation interesting and profitable to me. Your grand-father’s family was a very worthy one. They were leaders in polite society. Their politeness was not superficial, but the politeness of the heart.
     The town was first settled by the French. There were a court-house (it being a county town), and an academy there, good and respectable buildings, in which the worship of God was held by turns. The Presbyterian was the prevailing sect. Your mother and aunt Romayne were regular attendants. If there was any Roman Catholic service there, I do not remember it. Your uncle Valcoulon was a small boy at this time. I would like to hear something more about him. Your aunt Romayne married a celebrated lawyer of the place, Mr. Vinton, and died young. I do not know whether she had any children or not. Your mother was thought to have married one of the finest of men, and all that I knew of her after they settled in Washington was, that Charles Damarin, one of the clerks in your grandfather’s store, visited her and said that she would not dance, no, not so much as to push one foot out beyond the other, she was so religious. I want to hear something about Mr. Damarin and Mr. Edward Naret, another clerk in your grand-father’s store.
I should be grateful to hear something of the subsequent life of your grand-father and mother, of your uncle and aunt Vinton, and uncle Valcoulon. Also to know something of Miss Josephine Devacht and Christiana Rodgers. With these, and many others, I became acquainted in the highest department of the excellent school kept in the Academy building, taught by our Presbyterian pastor. This department numbered only 20, 18 young ladies in the highest branches of education, and the four young men (who) were studying the languages and higher mathematics. It was here that I became acquainted with your most estimable mother and aunt. They did not have to go to school to learn how to behave at home, but were taught at home how to behave at school. They did not judge of character by outward appearance, but judged righteous judgments. They did not set (us) off with the refuse of the town (all families who were not French, or of the F.F.V’s, of Virginia), because God in his Infinite wisdom, saw fit to put our souls into Vermont bodies and with the same wisdom, enclosed their spirits in French clay. This was magnanimity. There was much distinction in the school. The aristocratic Virginians despised the Yankees. There were three of these in the first department; four from Virginia, and quite a number of French girls, all grown up. We knew this prejudice and were ready to meet it. I determined to go on alone until good people accorded me their companionship. We were a strange family in this place, and I a stranger in the school. The Yankee girls were anxious to make my acquaintance, but as an ill odor was attached to their name, I did not reciprocate their attention. Your mother and aunt stood on a solid foundation of good, correct, home-training, accompanied by good, common sense. If they thought it best to show civility to a Vermont pupil, they did so, and were in no way degraded by it. They never, in any way wounded my feelings in (the) presence of those aristocratic Virginia girls, by word or look, and many times would they, without the least look or air of superiority, offer to assist me in a hard parsing lesson in blank verse. Thus gradually and unconsciously we became friends.
     There was always a ball gotten up at the time when the court set [sic], or at its close. On these occasions, your grandma, mother, and aunt Romayne, Mr. Charles Damarin, Edward Naret, lawyer Vinton, Dr. Spangler, Roman and Edward Menager, Beebe LeClercq, Josephine Devacht, Charlotte Detalio, and many others whose names I have forgotten, were patterns of good breeding to the Vermont newcomers. I have never forgotten the helps they, your mother and aunt so modestly, and in the most unassuming manner, have proferred us, when they could but know they were our superiors in everything expect our Puritan training. I think that could not be exceeded. We never attended but five of these regularly organized balls, and then it was much against our mother’s will. She left us to our own consciences, and we were never at ease. There was a great awakening in Gallipolis at this time, and a voice spoke to my heart, saying, “Go, sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” There was great power in that voice, and, by the grace of God I resolved that I would dance no more. My two brothers, Jarvis and Festus, older than myself, and the next youngest sister Amanda also became Christians. This revival occurred when I was 17 years old, in 1820.
     Please tell me if you ever heard your mother speak of Mrs. Gen’l Tupper, Gen’l Cushing’s family, Major House, Mr. Creuzet. The first two were my most intimate friends, but dead a long time. Also I would dearly love to hear about Christiana Rodgers, who was also very dear to me. She married Mr. Sheriff, a merchant. Do you recollect hearing your mother tell of the journey she and her sister took on horseback over the Alleghany Mountains from Pittsburg to Philadelphia, to finish their education, accompanied by Mr. Damarin?
After a sojourn of eight years in the West, we sold out and returned as far back as New York, where one brother and sister died and four sisters were married. One is the wife of A. V. Stout, President of the Shoe and Leather Bank, N.Y. I married an American-born Frenchman, and my youngest sister a manufacturer of silver-ware. Sister Almeda married Mr. J. C. Ward, of Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Vinton called on us once in New York. I will send you a specimen of my writing when I was young, and one of my husband’s business cards. Yours with love and respect, Harriet Peloubet.
     P.S. I will add that I had nine children, five boys and four girls. One son is a gospel minister in Mass . One girl is dead, and one at home.

     An accident that might have been attended with serious results occurred at Gallia Academy last Wednesday. One of the scholars, son of Mr. Caleb Cherington, had become possessed of an old pistol, one of the 99 cent affairs, and was handling it for some purpose, when it was discharged, and the ball went whizzing through the school room, burying itself in one of the desks. It is proper to state that the parents of the boy had no knowledge that he was carrying such a weapon, and are as much grieved over the matter as any one. In view of this affair, the Trustees of the Academy, at a meeting Thursday evening, passed a resolution requiring the Principal to enforce the law, in all cases hereafter, against scholars found carrying concealed weapons.

     Miss Mary Aleshire brought home with her from the City, the finest piano at present in Gallipolis. It is a Parlor Grand, of seven and one-third octaves—has a rosewood case and was manufactured by Decker Bros. of New York. Cost $1200. Mr. O. W. Williams, of D. H. Baldwin & Co., set it up. This piano is especially adapted to large rooms, by the strength and purity of its tone. The pedal attachment softens the tone as desired. We were permitted the opportunity of judging of its merits under the fine execution of Miss Aleshire. As a parlor ornament, it is immense, the finish and artistic carving of the case giving their fine parlors an elegant appearance. Miss Aleshire deserves this acquisition for her untiring work in attaining the standard of excellence she enjoys.

     The latest news from Mr. T. W. Thornily, sick at Vicksburg, reports him improving.

     This being leap year, we have concluded, for the benefit of our single lady friends, to furnish a list of the bachelors in the city. There is plenty of good timber in it, and some of it is seasoned too.

    GEORGE HOUSE.—Under three score and ten; has a heart as big as a corn basket, and correctly located under his vest pattern; ought to have been married long, long ago.
    R. ALESHIRE,JR.—Under forty; is fancy free; we fear he is becoming a chronic bachelor; you would better send in your proposals early; generous and open-hearted.
    DR. A. F. CROMLEY.—Fat and handsome; good natured and full of fun; plenty old enough to marry, but likely he has never once thought of it. We recommend the Doctor to cure heart disease.
    CHARLEY PITRAT.—Tall, dignified and reserved; is a good catch; we will endorse him; his heart is a model target for Cupid’s shafts.
    DR. F. S. PHILLIPS.—The most gallant bachelor in town; is a candidate for matrimony; he is not so young as he once was; he doesn’t propose to wait another four years. In the battle of life the right girl will have a hero to-back-her.
    C. FRED HENKING.—Young, polite, pleasant and neat; Fred is one of the best boys in town; has a whole heart for some fair damsel; strike even before the iron gets hot; others’ wiles and honeyed smiles may tear him from your reach.
    C. M. FILLMORE.—He never married on account of extreme bashfulness. No one asked him to marry, and he never married; leap years were made for bashful men like Charley; ladies, it is high time he was married.
    JOS. MULLINEUX.—One of the boys; the pride, pet and plaything of the ladies; the handsomest man in the city; why he never married is a mystery even to himself.
    FRANK S. FORD.—Ought to be ashamed to allow his name to be put on this list; bait your hook with beauty, not bangs, if you would catch Frank.
    JOHN R. MCCORMICK.—A(n) ice man; a sweet singer, and a true lover; John has days of grace which he is not likely to sin away; heed not the report that his heart is another’s.
    WILL KLING.—A jolly good fellow, and business all over; Bill has never been crossed in love or soured by rejection; he wants to marry, and we therefore give him this gratuitous send off.
    “TELL” BARLOW.—Is the up-town model of manhood; is a good fellow, genuine to boot; is a star catch, and if he don’t get half-soled soon, we will put him on the retired list.
    WILL. BROSIUS.—William is a sweet gushing child of nature, fat and fair; marketable and not at a discount; his affections are not pre-empted; Will. will.
     FRED. W. DAGES.—We would have kept Fred’s name out of this list if he had only come and asked us—but he didn’t, and hence this thusness; Fred wants to marry, we see it in his eye; to pick Fred up is to pick up a splendid fellow.
     JOHN W. CHERRINGTON.—A favorite among the ladies; face and form as fair as a lover’s ideal; he is the capital prize in the wheel, and if he doesn’t get married soon, we are going to superannuate him.
     JOE SILVERMAN.—Judge not the depth of his affections by his stature, for you will be deceived if you do; Joe is O. K.
     J. M. IRWIN.—Merch. owes a duty to some young lady somewhere, and he ought to pay it; we expect an invitation; Merch. isn’t just ready, however, to halve his rights and double his responsibilities.
     WILLIAM WATSON.—The model boy of the town; Billy has more friends among the ladies than any boy in town; it is the eighth wonder why Billy hasn’t long since gone down before the fluted ruffles.
     GEORGE ALEXANDER.—Fixed in life except the wife part; George’s soul is as big as the Methodist Church and he yearns to caress some sweet, little lump of delicious helplessness.
     JAMES D. BELL.—Jim is a tip-top fellow, but hard to harness; he has flatly refused to sign the contract in his bachelor club, which binds the signer not to marry within a year, which fact we consider significant.
     THOMAS R. HAYWARD.—Tommy can’t explain why he isn’t married to save himself from celibacy; he too is fixed and furnitured; we don’t want to have to put Tommy on the crusty old bachelor list, but if he doesn’t hustle around a little more lively in this matrimonial matter, we will not be responsible for him.
     FRANK A. NASH.—A chronic case of pure loneliness; would make a kind husband and indulgent father; Frank is all right, his only fault being that he is single.S. A. RATHBURN.—Lon too is a favorite among the fair, but alas! his heart is no longer his own, consequently, he is lost to you.
     CHAS. ADAMS.—Here we are again; another fine young man, pining away for someone to love; could love harder than a school girl; would have married years ago if he hadn’t forgotten it.
     McK. A. SPRAGUE.—Councilman and contractor, but he has sadly neglected to make the one contract that counts. Kendree is one of our best young men, and the ladies are all lying awake o’nights wondering why he hasn’t contracted.
     A. T. HANNAN.—Yet, alas, another! Too, too true! Getting rusty in the old groove. Would make a generous paterfamilias. If Arius doesn’t get married within the next year we will put him on the old maid’s list.
     WILL PITRAT.—No prior lien exists upon his affections; is one of the sterling young men of the city; full of life and sense; but come to think of it he isn’t old enough to marry.
     GEORGE T. BROSIUS.—George would marry at the drop of a hat; his arms are open to any stricken dear; he is lovely and beloved; the only trouble with George is he hasn’t time to attend the marriage service.
     DR. T. S. BROWN.--The last on the list but the first to love; the Doctor’s friends and admirers among the sex are scores, and the only trouble we fear is that he will marry before this week’s edition goes to press.

There are no bachelors about the Journal office; proposals came in so fast with the leap year they they all saw the error of their ways and—took to the woods.

Mr. George D. Hebard, editor of the Ledger, is confined to his bed by illness.

     Miss Lalla Vance and pupils gave a musical soiree, or piano recital, in the court room Friday evening. . . . Miss Vance’s pupils showed themselves musicians. The programme was from Weiss, Dietrich, Mendelssohn, Leybach, Massini and others. Miss Vance has proven herself to be a No. one teacher.

     The store of Mr. James Willock, at Rowlesville, Morgan township, was burglarized on the night of the 27th inst., and set on fire. A barrel of oil had been emptied on the floor and thrown over the goods. The goods were badly damaged, but covered with insurance. No arrests have been made.

     Mr. J. D. Bailey has purchased the White residence on the Union School grounds, paying therefor $12,50. [sic] He has removed it to his lot in Strawberry Alley on Cedar street.

     Mr. H. G. Newport is in town squeezing the paws of old friends. Harry is a contractor on the Northern Pacific R. R. and is doing well.

     Mr. M. V. B. Kennedy, formerly connected with Mr. Wasson in the book business, is living at Zanesville, O., the proprietor of an extensive book store.

     The heirs of Caswell Martin have a petition in circulation to be presented to the County Commissioners, asking for reimbursement for losses sustained by their father on the contract in building the foundation of the new Court House.

     Miss Carson, teaching school in the Porter District across the river, was a guest of Miss Carrie Brading, last week.

     Mr. A. T. Blake was called home from Big Sandy, last week, by the sickness of his infant child.

     Mr. N. S. Smith, of Jackson C. H. W.Va., has taken the position of traveling salesman with John T. Halliday & Co. Mr. S. takes the route formerly travelled by Mr. C. H. Schaeffer. He is a brother of the jolly Jonas of Allemong, Baer & Co.

     Miss Maria Blagg, of this city, leaves about the 1st prox. to enter the School of Design of the University of Cincinnati to perfect her art of painting. Miss Blagg is already a first class painter, and her home is a gallery of her own cunning hand. She is one of our finest young ladies, and we predict for her the highest success in her chosen profession.

     The Pomeroy Telegraph states that the late Wm. Dilcher, of our city, was at one time a member of the Texas Legislature.

     Marshal Guyn and policeman Maxon lodged a colored man, named Jno. Smith, in jail Thursday, for appropriating the overcoat of Capt. Boone Miller, of the steamer Fashion.

     On Saturday last, Gardner, Pepple & Co. completed the sale of their furniture factory on Fourth street to Anderson Wooton. The firm takes in exchange nearly 1900 acres of heavily timbered West Virginia land. This land is situated about 3 1/2 miles from the river near the farm of Geo. Moore.

     Mr. Jas. P. Beall and bride, of Proctorville, spent several days in the city last week, visiting relatives. They were joined by Mrs. Gray, a prominent religious worker of Zanesville, O. Jim will try toasting his shins over his own hearthstone.

     Mr. Martin McHale has removed his grocery into the adjoining room formerly occupied by Mr. Alex Robinson, the barber.

     Mr. John Finigan left on the Ohio last Wednesday for Cincinnati, Washington C.H. and Dayton, to be gone two weeks.

St. Peter’s Church
     We are glad to learn that the Rector of St. Peter’s Church is sufficiently recovered from his late trying illness as to be looking forward to the usual service next Sunday.

     Mrs. Dana, mother-in-law of Judge Logue, is lying very low at the Judge’s residence on Front street.

     Miss Rowena Myers has returned from her visit to friends at Covington.

     Mr. S. G. Keller left for Columbus, Sunday evening, to attend a State meeting of Infirmary Directors.

     On Saturday, Sheriff Blake was removing the lime used to disinfect the jail when he discovered a large piece of plate iron hidden underneath the same. The prisoners had utilized a broken chair in prying it off. Surely our jail is a disgrace to the county.

      Capt. John Newton, an old resident of this place, stopped off the Andes, this week, to feast his peepers on his old stamping ground.

     Mr. Will Dunn has started out to hunt his fortune. His destination is as yet undecided. Mr. Wm. R. Johnson, formerly of the St. Charles Hotel, stands behind the desk.

     Miss Jennie V. Johnson has been to Bradericksville visiting the past few weeks. Miss Cora Forgey of that place returned with her and will spend the winter with Miss J.

     A young man named Smeltzer has rented the old bakery formerly occupied by Wm. Dilcher and will open up a restaurant and sell baker’s products.

     Mr. T. T. Mauck, of Cheshire, will travel for a Cincinnati firm the coming season.

     Mrs. Muenz fell last Tuesday and dislocated her wrist.

     A child belonging to Mr. Thevenin just back of Clipper Mills, fell into a tub of hot water and was scalded to death.

     Miss Laura Echert of Cincinnati is visiting Mr. Fred Zehring.

     Co. J. F. Hoy is in Lawrence, Kansas.

     To Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Maguet last week—a fine boy.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 29, 1880

     Mr. Geo. D. Hebard, of the Ledger, has been confined to his bed for two weeks. His trouble arises from lungs and liver. His illness is quite serious, but he has all the attention that loving and ready hands can bestow.

     Mr. A. C. Ross, of Green township, has the boss boy of the township at his house. Al. has quit speaking to common men since Saturday night—13 pounds.

     Mr. Harry Curry made a crow-mo of the Gallipolis Bachelors, last week, representing them with swords and spears and shields waiting in front of the Journal office for the appearance of its author.

     The taxes on the Columbus and Gallipolis R.R. have gone delinquent in this County this year. They are over $100. Suit will be brought to collect them. There is talk of the O. & W.Va. R. R. Co. bringing suit to condemn all the property on the river side of Front street between Cedar and Spruce for railroad purposes.

     Mr. Jno. W. Cherrington has been quite sick during the past week with symptoms of fever.

     Initial steps are about to be taken to try and secure Mrs. Dolly Blazer a pension from the Government.

     Mr. Moses Frank, of Cincinnati spent the Sabbath in our city. Mr. F. resided here at one time.

     Dr. W. S. Newton was called to Harmer, O., last week, by the illness of his mother. He arrived home Monday night.

     Mr. Chas. A. Rathburn dropped in town last week, to see his kindred. Charley is living at St. Louis at present, but the first of February he will leave for Chattanooga, where he will take a prominent position on the Cincinnati Southern road.

     Two small daughters of Wm. J. Young, who was mobbed in Missouri some time ago, are making their home with their aunt, Mrs. Ab. Hughes of this city.

     Our friend Clay Dale is mate on the Str. Pittsburg, running from Huntington to St. Louis.

     Geo. P. Mathews is in New Mexico.

     Mr. Ed. Wood dropped in town Sunday night, on his way to Charleston, W. Va., where he will surrender his rights and be married to Miss Nannie Smith of that place.

     Mr. Chas. Westlake is in town, visiting relatives and friends. This is Charley’s only visit for several years. He is located at Muncie, Ind.

     Mr. John B. Lasley and family, of Cheshire, left Saturday to find a home in Colorado.

     Miss Viola Gibbons of Ironton, is at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. S. S. Brammer, where she will make her home. Miss Gibbons is a confirmed invalid.

     Mr. W. Y. Miles has taken a partner and added dry goods to their wholesale business. Mr. Ed. Damron is their head book-keeper.

     Miss Fannie Williams, daughter of Dr. Williams of Huntington, W. Va., is visiting at Mr. J. M. Kerr’s.

     Mrs. John Nevius and her daughter, Miss Ida, paid Cincinnati a visit last week.

     Mrs. Colbert, nee Cromley, is visiting her mother on Third street.

     We bid our popular hardware friend, Mr. J. M. Kerr, a sad adieu as we understand his widowhood will close this (Wednesday) evening.

     Mr. Geo. D. McIntire will erect a frame dwelling house on Court street, adjoining the residence of Mr. C. W. Henking.

     To Mr. W. T. and Mary Spangler—a pair of twins, boy and girl. If the male possesses the spirit of his mother and the ambition of his father, he will make a sound Republican.

     Capt. Dutton, of the steamer Telephone, had a suit of clothes stolen from the boat while laying [sic] at the wharf Wednesday night. Friday, Marshal Guyn and officer Maxon located the clothes and sent word that they must be delivered on the boat Saturday morning. They were delivered.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 5, 1880

     Mr. J. A. Simmons, one of the owners of the Eagle Furnace property, has just returned from New York, where he has made very satisfactory arrangements with Eastern capitalists for putting the Furnace into blast. . . . During the palmy days of the Iron interest the iron made by Eagle Furnace, both hot and cold blast, was much sought after by dealers and consumers of pig iron, it being of a very superior quality. This is an important boom to the business interests of this section. It will furnish employment to a large number of hands. Mr. Simmons is one of your active, practical and wide-awake business men, and we are sure he will win. [ . . . ]

     We have received the catalogue of the Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Fairfax, Virginia, and among the students of the middle class we observe the name of George Henry Edwards, son of Rev. D. I. Edwards, of Butler, Penn., a former resident of this county. Also a copy of the Seminarian, which speaks very flatteringly of an address delivered by Mr. Geo. H. Edwards before the Missionary Society on the subject of foreign missions. George will graduate next year for the ministry.

     Mr. C. F. Henking has been confined to the house for several days by sickness.

     Mr. T. Fornshall, who has been visiting his father-in-law, Mr. A. T. Lasley, for a few days, has returned to his home in Richmond, Ind. Mrs. T. Fornshall and Mrs. T. Sprouse, of Richmond, Ind., will spend the winter at the home of their father, Mr. A. T. Lasley of this city.

     The empty store room in the J. D. Bailey block on Second street will be occupied on the 1st of next month by the Misses Worley of this city, as a fancy goods and millinery establishment.

     Mrs. Snedager of Ripley, O., was in attendance on the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Dana.

     A seven-year-old son of Mr. E. T. Moore fell out of a stable loft last week and lay unconscious for some time from the effects of the fall.

     Mr. E. Betz has bought from Mrs. Hiram Maxon the Summers property, opposite the M. E. Church, on Second street. Price $2,500. The building will be thoroughly repaired, an open front put in, and otherwise remodeled for a business house. Mr. Betz (also) has the contract to build a dwelling house for Mr. E. Geisler, on Third street, below the Machine Shops of Messrs. Enos, Hill & Co.

Five in Jail
     Isaiah Watkins, assault and battery; John Christy, assault and battery; Isaac N. James, arson; John Smith, petit larceny; and James Peck, adultery. Thos. Brooks was released Tuesday on a writ of habeas corpus.

     If you want to drop down upon a fellow that lives at home, and is happy, descend upon Mr. Isaac Boatman, in Cheshire township. But notwithstanding this, Mrs. Boatman is considerably his better half.

     Messrs. Fuller, Hutsinpiller & Co. are erecting a new saw mill back of the south wing of their factory. The new saw is called a band saw. It saws true and saves a big per cent in the amount of lumber obtained from a log. It will be in operation this month.

     Mrs. Lambert, who has been visiting her father, Mr. J. J. Blagg, for some time, has returned to her home in Ironton.

     Mr. Ed. Vaughn, salesman for Jno. T. Halliday & Co., is lying very low at the residence of E. T. Moore. He has typhoid pneumonia. His parents have been sent for.

     Mr. Frank J. Donnally of the steamer Adriane, is home for a short visit.

     The Misses Devol of Marietta, are visiting at the residence of their uncle, Mr. C. C. Clendinen.

     Misses Fannie and Lillie Heisner are in the Queen City, visiting a lady friend. Miss Williamson of Pomeroy, is visiting relatives and friends in this city.

     Steps have been taken to incorporate the Gallipolis Brick and Tile Company. Capt. J. A. Hamilton, J. A. Simmons and Samuel Roberts, are the parties moving in the matter.

     Mr. Laing Halliday is reported dangerously ill.

     Mr. Will Dunn is clerking in Harmison’s store at Parkersburg. Capt. C. Gillilan travels for J. L. Hibbs & Co., Portsmouth, this season.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 12, 1880

     Mr. Zach. Brown is home to stay a day or two. Zach has been administering the cuisine department of a tow-boat.

     Col. L. Z. Cadot is improving in health. He writes that he has gained some flesh on his trip.

     Mrs. Mary McNealy, who resides at the upper end of Second street, has a curious relic of by-gone days. The kitchen attached to the house is composed of heavy three inch oak plank, which was taken from the cells of the old jail, the same that held Jim Lane in durance vile. The boards are in splendid preservation.

     Dr. Sanns, called up late one night last week to see a patient, fell on the icy pavements, receiving injuries which confined him to the house for a day or two.

     The Misses Mauck of Cheshire, spent a very pleasant Sunday at the residence of Mr. F. J. Zehring.

     Mr. A. Henking is going to build a three thousand dollar addition to his residence on Court street. Mr. T. S. Ford has the contract for the woodwork and Mr. McK. A. Sprague the contract for the brick work of the new addition.

     Drs. Cromley and Hasson removed two tumors from the head of Mr. Frank Steed, this week; had been growing for 21 years.

     Mr. C. W. Henking steps high and feels very proud of his girl which arrived Sunday morning, because the other one is a boy.

     The mother of Mr. Geo. House is recovering from a fall which laid her up for three weeks.

     Mr. C. C. Naret was in town last week. He left Sunday evening on the St. Lawrence.

     Dr. A. V. Gates is reported to be in Washington Territory.

     Mr. Thomas McCafferty is quite sick at his residence on Second street.

     Mr. Chas. Stuart is about contracting for a fine, two-story residence upon his Second street lot.

     Mr. Walter McFarland has rented the Harger room on Second street, and opened out his jewelry establishment again.

     Mr. Chas. W. Waddell is book-keeping for a large dry goods house in Kansas City, Mo., and doing well.

     The amount of money raised by the friends of the late Ed. Vaughn, for a monument over his grave, amounts to nearly $150. Mr. W. H. Harvey has been active in getting up the fund. Mr. D. H. Baldridge who is up the Kanawha, will consult the parents of the deceased before any action is taken.

     Mrs. Jno. Atkinson of Proctorville was the guest of Mrs. Jno. Fillmore this week. Mrs. Atkinson is on her way to Porter to visit relatives.

     Miss Maggie E. Riggs, who has been at her home in Ironton for the past five weeks, has returned to this city.

     Mr. Jno. Dunn is confined to his house by sickness.

     Mr. Alex. Gibbons, of Ironton, who is stopping with his son-in-law, Mr. S. S. Brammer, is down sick.

     The Menager boys have had a beautiful monument constructed by Mr. C. J. Miles. It is 9 feet in height and made of Eastern marble. It will be placed over the graves of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Menager in the new cemetery.

     Mr. C. T. Flowers, the new Singer Machine agent, has gone to Marietta to bring his family here.

     Mr. W. F. Herbert will travel for a Columbus clothing house. He is awaiting word to go at any time.

     Mr. D. R. S. Shaffer has been appointed Postmaster at Addison, in place of Capt. Samuel Rothgeb, deceased.

     Mr. S. M. Brandeberry is to have a change of cutters. Mr. H. B. Gentry, so long known as one of the best cutters, is to go into business for himself in the W. T. Herbert stand on Second Street. Mr. Harry Gibbard, formerly with the Herbert Bros., takes his place with the above mentioned firm. Harry should hurry back and see that new boy of his.

     Mr. Wm. Russell, of Green, a staunch Democrat, called Monday and paid for the Journal for 1 year, to be sent to his brother Randall, in Iowa. You see how it is, he wanted the best.

     Mr. Henry Beall has laid off some ten acres of his land, in the Fourth Ward, into town lots, with streets, etc. There are 66 lots in all, which measure 40 feet front by 150 deep. There are two streets, Vinton and Union, connecting Fourth street with the Chickamauga road. The City Council will be asked to approve and adopt the plat. The petition to this effect is signed by everybody. This will prove an important addition to the city, as the territory lays [sic] well for improvement, and is in the immediate neighborhood of the railroad.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 19, 1880

     Mr. Charles Stuart has contracted with the firm of James Mullineux & Co. to build him a residence upon the lot on which he lives. It is to be of brick after the style of the one belonging to Capt. James McClurg, at the corner of Locust and Front, but will be larger. The price to be paid is $2,300, and work is to commence at once.

     Wednesday Mrs. Prof. Henry Collins of the Gallia Academy, received a telegram from Utica, N.Y., announcing the death of her father at that city of heart disease. Mrs. Collins immediately departed for her father’s home. Mrs. C. has the sympathies of all her acquaintances in this bereavement.

     Miss Julia Jenkins has gone to Ironton, O., to spend a couple of weeks visiting the family of Mr. Jno. Hamilton of that place.

     Mr. John Gilman has returned with his wife and three children to make this his home. We are glad to get John back again. He is made of the stuff that builds up cities.

     Mr. D. R. Edmonds, a hardware merchant of Le Mars, Iowa, was a guest of his relative, Capt. Jno. H. Evans, and other relatives in the county, the past week. Miss Celia Cole and a young daughter of Capt. J. H. Evans, have both been very sick with typhoid pneumonia in the past week.

     Mr. C. R. Talbott, who is living at Cincinnati, was in town this week, looking as happy as a clam.

     Commodore J. M. Burns is in town. Wednesday night he stepped off the wharfboat into the river, the stage having been taken off by the storm.

     Mr. Wm. Brown is the recipient of a handsome gold watch and chain, a present from his mother.

     Mr. Albert Franz, formerly foreman at the Upper Woolen Mills, is in the East at work.

     Mr. Chas. Deletombe has been sick for the past few days. At present he is improving rapidly.

     Mr. Geo. S. Beall left Wednesday night, for Parkersburg, to take charge of the large store of Harmison & Co., at that place. We congratulate George on his advancement. He has a lucrative position and has worked hard for it.

     The Porterites are putting on popular airs with a brass band. Mr. Robt. H. Gates is the instructor.

     Mr. C. B. Hanson takes the position of traveling salesman left vacant by the death of Mr. E. C. Vaughn. Burt is small and if he escapes the claws of a West Virginia wild cat, he will get along all right.

     Mr. E. S. Bradbury is still confined to his room with pulmonary disease, with but little sign of improvement.

     The officer of the steamer Potomac has a beautiful crayon drawing of Mrs. Wat Shedd, the work of the cunning hand of our townsman, Mr. Geo. W. Ball, who is second clerk on that boat.

     E. Betz, who has bought and is putting a new front in the Summers building, corner of Second and Cedar, has commenced work, and finds the building cracking and in bad shape. Better pull it down, and start from the ground.

     Mr. John Tripp is in town visiting relatives. Mr. T. was a former resident here.

     Mr. Chas. Dupell of Brooklyn, N.Y., a stranger here, has been very sick for the past two weeks at the St. Charles Hotel.

     Messrs. Chas. Kerr and T. J. Blackburn have opened a saloon in the Kaulbersch room on Second street.

     Mr. Wm. Mullineux has a contract to build a dwelling house for Mrs. Sisson, on Locust street, west of Third.

     Mr. Geo. Anderson will leave this week for Springfield, O., to visit his brother.

     Mrs. Dr. Pitrat, of Buffalo, W. Va., was visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Henking, this week.

     Mr. Frank Hill, formerly clerk at Harmison & Co.’s, Louisa, Ky., has taken a position in their store at this place. Mr. Hill is a brother of Mr. Ed. Hill.

     Mr. A. W. Willey, who has had a very severe attack of erysipelas, has returned home from the city and is now improving.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 26, 1880

     Letters received from our former townsman, Mr. Hiram Dale, state that he is negotiating, with good prospect of success, for the purchase of a flour mill at Emporia, Kansas. Mr. Dale is now at Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. Hiram Dale and daughter Lillie are down from the Point, the guests of Capt. J. W. Dale.

     Misses Ada and Belle Lanning, of the Union School, were sick last week. Misses Lillie Stewart and Lillie Fultz filled the vacant places.

     Mr. Will Dunn has left Harmison’s store at Parkersburg and has gone to their store at Prestonburg, Ky.

     Mr. Jno. Pepple was down to Cincinnati, last week, to dispose of some lumber.

     Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Tripp and daughter May, were the recipients of a surprise party last week, at the residence of Mr. A. P. Menager.

     Mr. W. J. Peeples, who has been writing life insurance at Ironton, was home on a short visit this week.

     Mr. Jno. W. Cherington is out on the streets after his long spell of sickness.

     Dr. H. C. Stewart was a guest of his brother, R. L. Stewart. for a day or two last week. Dr. S. is the Mayor of Jacksonville, Ill, a city of 20,000 inhabitants.

     Mr. P. A. Pitman, of Harmison & Co., has returned from Parkersburg, where he has been teaching dry-goods rhetoric and taking in the boys’ tin.

     Mr. Chas. A. Rathburn has accepted a position as advance agent of the Adelle Payne Combination. Charlie is up to snuff and will wake up the natives.

     Mr. A. Henking goes into the Ohio Valley Bank March 1st, as acting President. Mr. C. W. Henking takes the position of Mr. Minturn, who retires. Mr. Minturn will probably remain at the bank until he secures a position.

     Mr. Caruthers, lately connected with the woolen mills here, has gone to Valparaiso, Ind., having secured a position at that point.

     Mr. Harry Gebhard has arrived in town, to take his situation at Brandyberry’s.

     Mr. Frank Holloway has been taken down with a slight attack of fever again. Mr. H. has been very unfortunate in losing his health and time.

     Miss Pearl Whitcomb, of Ironton, is visiting Miss Lyon, daughter of Rev. W. E. Lyon.

     Dr. James Walker, of Texas, arrived Monday morning, to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Laing Halliday. It has been nearly 50 years since Dr. Walker was a resident of our place, and it looks like an extract from the story of Rip Van Winkle to record this fact.

     Mr. Jno. Smithers, of Frankfort, O., is in town visiting his numerous relatives.

     Mr. J. E. Pitrat has purchased the frame house on Court street adjoining the residence of Mr. A. Henking, and will remove it to his lot on Fourth street.

     Mr. W. A. Long, formerly a druggist here and residing now at Steubenville, O., is visiting relatives this week.

     The Fire Company are to have some new accoutrements. Mr. P. B. Pritchard, the Chief, has been instructed by Council to expend about $300 for the purpose. A new woolen shirt, blue, will be one of the acquisitions. A black leather cap, with front and back shields, will be another. Petitions are in circulation for the establishment of public cisterns at the corners of State and Third and at Sycamore and Second.

     Miss Viola Gibbons died at Ironton Monday noon, of consumption. Deceased had numerous relatives residing here and at one time made her home at this point. She was much respected by all.

     Hon. T. B. Kline, of Huntington, W. Va., was in town last week, stopping with Mrs. Dr. Maxon.

     Sheriff Blake showed his radicalism this term of Court by putting the colored boys on juries right along.

     Mr. J. L. Thorn, Harrison township, lost his dwelling house by fire Sunday noon. The family was absent at the time, and it is not known how the fire originated. The building, a new frame, and the contents, were almost wholly consumed. Loss about $1,800; insured for $1,500. Mr. Thorn returns thanks to those neighbors who so kindly came to his assistance.

River Items
     Mr. Jas. Halliday, first engineer on the Paris C. Brown, who has been sick at his father’s residence for the past two months, will return to his duties in a few days.

     Mr. Clarence Ward, engineer of the R. C. Grace, has been home on the sick list.

     Mr. W. C. Dennis, formerly a “cub” on the Ohio No. 4, is now an attorney at law, practicing at Pt. Pleasant. Mr. D. was in attendance upon our court last week.

     The str. A. L. Norton has gone into port to undergo some repairs necessary for the comfort of her patrons. Mr. H. W. Resener, of Cheshire, is clerk on her.

     The Ohio was behind time on her short trip last week. She had a big freight trip though. The outfit for Geo. W. Clark’s new flour mill was shipped here on her.

     Messrs. Robert Hamilton and Louis Halliday have returned home from the Rover to attend the funeral of Mrs. Halliday, which occurred Monday.

     Mr. Jas. Sanford, pilot of the Katie Stockdale, is off at home in Cheshire for a short rest.

     We will have a daily boat to Parkersburg through the enterprise of our townsmen, the Maddy Bros. The A. L. Norton will, when her alterations are completed, take the mail and way business of the Chesapeake, leaving this fast steamer to make daily trips to our city, leaving Parkersburg in the morning, arriving here in the evening and returning immediately. This change will take place in the course of three or four weeks. It has been one of the cherished projects to steamboatmen to establish this trade.

    Gallipolis has a successful telephone in operation at last. Mr. Charley Stockhoff is the successful man. A common hempen cord and two ordinary tin plates used by photographers are the materials used. The telephone runs from the office of Allemong, Baer & Co., to the warehouse of Uhrig & Stockhoff. We had the privilege of some experiments, the results of which we will give. Ordinary conversation can be distinguished at the distance of ten feet from the tympanum. The tune of a French harp could be recognized at the distance of fifty. Conversation between the parties at either end could be distinguished very readily.

     The Superintendent of the Children’s Home at Cincinnati writes to Major Neal making inquiries regarding Mrs. Anna E. Berry who lived in our City in 1870. A son of Mrs. Berry is of age and has asked for his mother.

     Mr. Simeon Irion stole down from Kanawha, last Wednesday, and carried off Miss Mary Roberts of Clipper Mills, for better or worse. We don’t blame Sim, he has got the best girl in Gallia county.

     Roll of Merit of Fourth Grade: James Priestly, Harry Zehring, Anna Martindale, Garnet Williamson, Cora Fillmore, Eddie Stafford, Maggie Spence, Nannie Smith, Nellie Billings, Morris Blazer. Emma L. McClurg, Teacher.

From Cheshire.
     Cheshireites are lively as ever, especially the young folks. They have organized a literary club and the society meets alternate Thursday evenings at some private home. Last Thursday they spent a very pleasant evening at the residence of Mr. Resener. . . . The opening exercise was Select Reading, by Mr. C. A. Carl, jr., entitled “Trifles,” next a vocal duet by Misses Aggie Van Gilder and Laura Mauck, after which Mr. Keller, (one of your Gallipolitans) read a biography of John Dryden, which was very interesting, and the exercise closed with a solo by Miss Bertie Mauck. [ . . . ]

     Oyster suppers are still raging. The last was at J. H. Blagg’s, consisting of a “select” crowd [ . . . ]

     Mr. Joseph Mauck returned from N. O. last Wednesday, not feeling very well, but is better now.

     Lon E. Bing is very sick, has typhoid fever.

     Mr. S. W. Mauck has commenced training the Union S. S. scholars for another 10 ct. concert. “Save your dimes.”

The Gallipolis Journal
March 4, 1880

     Mrs. Amanda Baltzer will leave in a few days for an extended visit to her son John at Washington, D.C.

     Mr. Alonzo P. Atkinson is home from the muddy banks of the Big Sandy to spend a few days. Lon. is bright, fat and handsome.

     A telephone line connects the Bachelor Club rooms and the store of P. A. Sanns & Son.

     Dr. W. W. Mills has been appointed Pension Examiner in place of Dr. Needham, resigned.

     Messrs. J. A. Simmons and W. J. Walton were in from Eagle Furnace last week.

     There is some talk of forming a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

     Mrs. A. G. Beall spent last week in visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Beall at Proctorville.

     Mr. E. J. Hutsinpiller has got tired of the Big Sandy and taken a situation in the furniture factory of Fuller, Hutsinpiller & Co.

     James B. Cromley, Harry Sanns, James McClellan and Charles D. Rawson, of this county, graduated at the Ohio Medical College, at Cincinnati, this week, and are now full-fledged Medicine Doctors. We are always pleased to chronicle the success of Gallipolis boys. Mr. Rawson . . . will locate in Iowa.

     Wm. Mullineux has a contract for building a barn in the rear of the residence of Mr. W. H. Mitchell, at a cost of $137.00

     Deputy Sheriff Trobridge took Isaac N. James, barn-burner, to the Reform Farm, Friday.

     Mr. Chas. Stuart, on Second street, and Mrs. R. K. Sisson, on Locust street, have commenced building their new houses.

     Mr. James Lupton, of this city, returned from the Cincinnati Dental College, where he has been in attendance, last week, having completed his first year.

     Fred. Kanouse, of Portsmouth, has accepted the situation of chief blacksmith at Gallia Furnace.

     We failed, last week, in noticing the neat little educational quarterly issued by Prof. Collins of the Academy. It is brimful of spicy reading, is well printed on heavy book paper and is a credit to the originator. It is called “The Teachers Album.”

     Col. Cadot writes from Florida that he has been seized with another attack of that distressing complaint, the asthma. He has changed his residence to Lake City, about 50 miles west of Jacksonville.

     Mr. Chas. H. McCormick has been engaged as salesman at Jno. T. Halliday & Co.’s. Charley is always the right man in the right place.

     Miss Lucy Walker has been engaged by the Board of Education to teach vocal music in the Union Schools. This is a good selection. Miss W. is thoroughly fitted for the work.

     Owing to her father’s appointment to the Idaho Indian Agency, Miss Nora Stone has resigned her place in the Gallia Academy. It is expected that Mrs. Collins will take charge of that department again, on her return.

     Miss Anna M. Laiblin, of Green township, has been pronounced insane by the Probate Court. Religious excitement.

     Mrs. A. McClelland and Miss Frances Curry left Sunday on a visit to the family of Mr. Yost, Covington, Ky.

     Mr. Geo. W. Harrop, formerly resident here, is proprietor of a large drug store at Manhattan, Kan., and doing well.

     S. A. Coffman who left here a few months ago, for Kingston, Tenn., is engaged in the study of Medicine, under Dr. T. F. Seinkecht, a very prominent physician of that place.

     Insurance.—Three additional statements are published this week, viz: Girard, A. F. Moore, agent; North America, Geo. House, agent; and Western Assurance, L. Z. Cadot, agent. [. . . ]

     On Saturday, Mr. Jacob S. Clark, of Harrison township, received $1000 in this city. He deposited $800 in a bank here, paid a debt of $45, and took $155 home, handing the same to his wife for safe keeping. That night she was awakened by a hand placed over her mouth, and found a revolver presented at her head, behind which revolver stood a man who threatened instant death if she gave an alarm and did not surrender the money. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Clark were sleeping in different apartments. Mrs. Clark gave up the money, and the robber still covering her with the revolver made good his escape.
     On Sunday, Mrs. C. described the man to Detective Alf. Burnett, of Charleston, who happened to be in the neighborhood, who arrested James L. Canterbury and lodged him in jail. We have but meager facts of the affair, and per consequence are unable to state whether there are any reasonable grounds for Canterbury’s apprehension or not, his preliminary examination not having come off. Canterbury claims that he was at his father’s that night, and that he will be able to prove an alibi.

River Items
     Charley Woolweaver, the old rivermate, is assisting Mr. Jno. C. Graham in his iron contract.

     Mr. Geo. S. Dudding has resigned his position as clerk on the Telephone. Doc. Middleton takes his place. Mr. Chas. Cox is engineer of the Jas. Madison.

     Mr. George Hamilton is holding the wheel on the lightning little Scioto. Capt. Sam’l Hamilton is controlling the rudder on the City of Ironton.

From Vinton
     We have to record the deaths of two old and well known citizens, Mrs. Wilcox, wife of Hiram Wilcox, of Morgan Tp., and Charley Bishop of this Tp.

The Gallipolis Journal
March11, 1880

     The friends of Rev. T. E. Peden and wife met at their rooms in the Boarding Hall of Rio Grande College, recently, on the occasion of their wedding anniversary, and after spending the evening in a very pleasant manner, left his table loaded with appropriate and useful presents.

     Mr. S. Brosius has removed to his new store room in the Betz building on Second street.

     The following is the Roll of Merit for School No. 9, for the month ending Feb. 27, 1880: Alice Bishop, Lida Dove, Nellie Dages, Ida Fenner, Lura Moore, Anna Mulford, Gertie Oliver, Nellie White, Ross Wolf, Gracie Lyon, LeClerq Ford, Ernest Blake. E. H. Laur

     Columbus Journal.—A very large delegation arrived in the city yesterday from Gallipolis, and they were given a hearing by the Senate committee on Claims last night. They ask for an appropriation of $6,899 for Gallipolis and $2,449 for Gallia county on account of losses by the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. The city was represented before the committee by J. A. Hamilton, E. S. Aleshire and Judge Maxon, and the county by Wm. Nash, J. H. Evans and Joseph Stafford, while Governor Grosvenor appeared for the sufferers at large. It is claimed that the amount asked is for expenditures actually made and not for losses or general impairment, which could not be reached in any such amount. The committee heard the claims and argument and will decide on the matter at a future date, if favorably, by a bill.

     Mr. and Mrs.. J. B. Downing of Middleport, were down last week in attendance upon their little son John, who was sick with the measels [sic].

     Hon E. A. Stone left last week for Lembi Agency, Idaho, to take charge of the Indian Agency at that place. Mr. Stone’s voice faltered as he requested to not miss sending the Journal.

     Col. Harry Peeples, an old attache of the Journal office, stepped into our sanctum last week. The Colonel is looking well. He is on his way East from San Francisco.

     The New Orleans Minstrels showed here Friday night to a full house. . . . The famous gold brass band rendered Pinafore on the curb before the performance, eliciting a round of applause.

     Mrs. P. T. Wall spent last week in visiting her brother, Mr. Jas. P. Beall at Proctorville. [ . . . ]

     Master Billy McClurg is messenger in the Telegraph office. Mr. Nat. Warth is learning the business. Mr. Henry Jolley is off with the Adelle Paine Company.

     Dr. James B. Cromley, who graduated with honors at the Ohio Medical College last month, has gone into partnership in the practice of medicine and surgery with his brother, Dr. F. A. Cromley, in this city. We predict him the best of success.

     The trial of Jas. Canterbury, Thursday, on the charge of burglarizing the residence of Mr. J. S. Clark, of Harrison township, resulted in his being placed in bonds of $250 to appear at the next term of court. The defense did not offer any testimony.

     Mr. Has. Black of Louisa, Ky., was a guest this week of Mr. Frank Hill of Harmison & Co.

     Mr. M. Jeffers has returned to our city again after an absence of some weeks. He has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Allen at Wheeling.

     Mrs. L. Z. Cadot and Miss Lena Wood left this week for Cincinnati, where they are to meet Col. L. Z. Cadot on his way home from Florida.

     Mr. Jno. Fultz, a young man employed by Mr. Jas. McClurg, met with an accident last week. He was rolling heavy freight across the flag pavement in front of Allemong, Baer & Co.’s store when a large stone gave way, precipitating man, freight and stone into the cellar. John got off with a few bruises.

     George Lucas, a son of Jas. Lucas, sent to the Reform Farm six years ago, has returned. He is now 18 years of age.

     Mr. W. F. Herbert now occupies the new Gilman residence on Second street, above Locust.

     Mrs. Jno. C. Hutsinpiller is visiting the family of her brother, residing at Evansville, Ind. Ross is travelling in the South.

     Mr. S. Roberts of Roberts & Co. has removed his family to our city. He occupies the house lately occupied by Judge Kent. We are glad to welcome all good citizens to our place.

     Mr. Jordan Bray, who has been confined to his room for several days, is out on the streets again. Jerd has been unfortunate in being afflicted in the prime of life by an affection [sic] of the nerves.

     Mr. Will Pitrat spent Sunday under the paternal roof at Buffalo, W. Va.

     Two young men yclept A. V. Douglas and Wm. Jinks, were sent to jail Saturday by ‘Squire Varney, of Raccoon township, for not drawing on their exchequers in liquidation of fines assessed in assault and battery cases.

     “Pilot,” a Government horse in the 18th Ohio Battery, in 1863, died on Tuesday, owned by Mr. R. Aleshire. The horse was rode [sic] through different battles during the war, and at the battle of Nashville by Maj. C. C. Aleshire, in command of this Battery. Maj. Aleshire bought the horse at Nashville in June, 1865, when the war closed, for $65, and brought him home. He had been in the family ever since, working several years in the mill team. “Pilot” was probably 25 years old.

Probable Murder
     Dennis Flaning, Jeremiah Mullane and William Wheeler were lodged in jail on Friday by officer Pugh, of Huntington township, charged by the mittimus with assault with intent to kill. They were sent up by ‘Squire Turner. The facts of the case, so far as we can learn them, are quite meager. It seems that at the house of John Ed. McDaniel, near the Vinton county line, there was a sound of revelry by night—a dance was going on. Flaning, Mullane and Williams, with two others who have not been arrested, got drunk and went there. Being Irish, they thought it a Donnybrook Fair, and tore around lively, so much so that they were ordered out of the house. Three of them went and the other two were put out. They lingered around the premises and kept up a yelling. A young man named Lincoln Shirts put his head out of the door to inquire without, when a rock was thrown, which striking him on the head fractured his skull. Rumor has it that though so badly injured as aforementioned, he has not yet died, but it is thought that death must ensue. Should it result fatally, the gentlemen from Tipperary will find that a sprig of the shamrock above all three mounds is all the charity a world can bestow.

     We are heartily glad to see Mr. F. M. Holloway out on the streets again. We saw Mr. T. W. Thornily on our streets Tuesday looking well. He seems to be fully recovered from his severe sickness in the South.

River items
     Mr. Jas. Wirthlin is second clerk on the Telegraph, Kendall Morgan who held that position having taken berth on the Bostona.

     Mr. Jno. Martin is off for a few days, while his boat, the Rover, is on the docks.

An Old Relic
     Through the kindness of Mr. Thos. F. Hott, Secretary of the Gallipolis Fire Department, we are permitted to examine the secretary’s book of the old Ceres Fire Company organized July 18, 1843. The book is time-stained and shows a record of the meetings of the company for two years. Here is a list of the members: D. B. Hebard, Wm. Nash, Robt. Black, A. Vance, Jas. Mineare, Thos. L. Perry, Jno. Morrison, Jno. S. Myers, W. B. Sloane, R. R. Town, W. A. Rader, Jno. H. Neal, E. Sibley, Jr., E. Deletombe, Jas. A. Long, A. Drouillard, Jos. Rupe, I. R. McCurdy, L. P. Maguet, R. A. Mason, C. W. Hoy, J. C. Robinson, Jno. Morris, Jos. Cheney, Zachariah Denny, Lewis Berthe, T. D. Hanson, Jas. W. Newsom, Thos. Wilkinson, Thos. Brown, E. S. Menager, Al. Barlow, W. R. B. Stevens and Jno. F. Hoy. Meetings were held in the Academy and Court House buildings. . . . The old hand engine used by this pioneer company is still in the possession of Mr. Jno. B. Clendinen of this city.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 18, 1880

     Mr. John D. Jones, living near Davis mill, Perry township, lost his dwelling by fire last Wednesday. Most of the family were absent at the time, and it is not known how the fire originated. Of the contents nothing was saved but one bed and a lot of five coverlets. Among the property destroyed was an organ and $215 in currency. Loss about $1,800, on which there was an insurance of $300.

     Messrs. Jno. A. Hamilton and B. Roberts have leased, with the privilege of purchase, the brick yard of Mr. R. Bray, in the upper end of the city.

     Mr. W. S. Wheatly has been engaged as book-keeper at the Eagle Furnace.

     C. W. White, Esq., as administrator, sold the Harger store house, on Second street, Saturday, to Mr. J. M. Irwin for $2,510. It was appraised at $3,000.

     Mr. L. F. Cole, late of Clay township, has located near Princeton, Kansas. Messrs. Isaac J. Fultz and W. G. Laiblin left Monday for the West. Kansas City, Mo., is their destination. They expect to grow up with the country.

     Mr. Chas. Ross has been elected a member of one of Boston’s famous musical clubs and will sing in a coming concert. Good for Charley.

     Mr. J. M. Smith is happy again. This time it is a girl. Wednesday night of last week.

     Mr. T. J. Blackburn has rented the old Dilcher Bakery on Third street and opened out a bar and restaurant.

     Mr. J. C. Shepard has secured a position in the house of Jno. Shillito & Co., Cincinnati.

     Mr. Thomas McCafferty is still confined to his bed, being very feeble.

     A brand-new girl came to the house of Mr. Henry Ralph on Friday last.

     Messrs. S. T. and A. Guy, of Pine Grove, leave to-day for a home in Kansas.

     Mrs. Dave Womeldorff is visiting relatives at Long Bottom.

     “Zade” Woods was arrested last week charged with assault with intent to murder one Mrs. Northup, better known as Vi Livesay. Woods had a hearing Monday before ‘Squire Damron and was bound over to the Grand Jury in the sum of $300 and released. The woman was unable to appear at the trial and is not out of danger yet.

     Mr. Jos Henderson of Mason county, W. Va., was the guest in the families of Messrs. McBride and Chase this week.

     Mr. Henry Rust, lately employed at Brandyberry’s, left last week for Parkersburg, having secured a situation at that place.

     The Ohio Senate, Friday, committed a great outrage upon the people of Gallia county. . . . By a vote of 25 to 9 the Senate voted to pay John Porter for the burning of his barge, after refusing to amend the bill by inserting the claims of Gallipolis City and Gallia County. If the Ohio Senate has no better sense of justice, it had better adjourn and go home, and never return.

     Died, near Centerville, March 9th, Methven Allan, only son of Robert and Julia Allan, aged 38 years and 8 months, leaving a wife and four children.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 25, 1880

     Mrs. Jno. C. Oliver has gone to Wheeling, W. Va., to join her husband.

     The Dufour House is being repainted. The color will be red with a penciling of white. Messrs. Summers and Fountain have the job.

     Mr. W. M. Kerr, of Ironton, was in town last week, the guest of his brother, J. M. Kerr.

     Dr. Jas. McClellan has opened an office for practice in the building formerly occupied by Mr. Crowthers on Second street.

     Mr. James E. Hebard has purchased the Ledger of this place and will run it as an independent organ. Mr. Hebard is in the city at present purchasing new material. We wish him abundant success in his new enterprise.

     Mr. R. L. Stewart is very sick at his residence on Front street. Typhoid pneumonia still lingers with us. Mr. Jno. R. McCormick has been very sick for some days. Mr. Lepert, sexton of Mound Hill Cemetery, is also down. Miss Kate Clendinen has been sick for some time.

     James L. Canterbury, under charge of robbery, was bailed out of jail Thursday by Wm. Loucks, of Harrison. Judge Cowden took the bond in the sum of $250.

     Mr. Geo. S. Evans of Middleport, formerly clerk at Mill’s drug store, has taken a similar position at the drug store of J. L. Hayward.

     The furnace at the court house consumes from 5 to 10 bushels of coal per day, depending on the severity of the weather. At no time is it necessary to raise the pressure in the boiler above 12 degrees, 10 degrees being sufficient to run the engine attached which throws the water in the garret to fill the tank there. Surely this beats stoves.

     Mrs. Wm. Holloway has returned to our city to reside. Miss Ella Belle Hill returned home from New York last week, where she had spent a pleasant winter with her uncle.

     It is Bovie, Pitrat & Co. now. Mr. Chas F. Pitrat, who has been connected with the old firm since they opened out, has purchased the interest of Mr. M. E. Jerman. [. . . ]

     C. W. Henking, last week, bought of J. J. Maxon twenty-four front feet, on Second street, below Pool’s livery stable, for $1,300. Mr. Maxon at once purchased the steam ferry at this point of Capt. Woods for $1,500. Mr. H. buys for speculation, and Mr. M. will run the ferry himself.

     Mrs. Jno. Emsheimer cut her hand very badly with glass, on Sunday.

     Dr. W. W. Mills will receive in the course of a week all the paper necessary so he can perform the duties of his office of Examining Surgeon for Pensions.

     Squire Hunt and lady are at Cincinnati under the treatment of eminent medical men.

     Mr. Jno. McCafferty, son of Thomas McCafferty, just deceased, is home after an absence of sixteen years. He lives at Nashville, Tenn.

     Mr. Henry Gilman is building on the vacant lot below Mr. Jos. Rupe’s, on Third street.

     We have a veritable fortune-teller in our city. She is an old lady of 71 years, 68 years of which she has spent in our city, never having been forty miles from home in that time. She has never seen a railroad car. For the past 40 years she has done quite an extensive business in casting the horoscope of the young and giddy, the vain and foolish, and even the mature matron has not disdained to call into requisition her mystic services. Some of her lady patrons visit her monthly and leave a souvenir of their visit by crossing her palm with a piece of silver. Her name is Mrs. McQuaid and she resides on the Mill Creek road.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 1, 1880

     Mr. Menager, of Gallipolis, has authorized one Sam’l Zinn, living on his premises in Wilkesville township, to let the contract for sinking a shaft for coal on said premises. It is thought that what is known as the Wellston vein of coal can be struck there. Hamden Enterprise.

     Mr. D. A. Swanson, of Rio Grande has received a patent on his combined corn-planter and fertilizer-dropper. Middleport Herald.

     Word has been brought here that on Wednesday evening, of last week, at a dance near Watterson’s Mill, Mason co., W.V., a quarrel ensued which resulted in murder. Jessie Arthurs, who has relatives living in this county and Anopulus Ray, son of A. T. Ray, of this city, quarreled about a young lady at the dance, and both being under the influence of whisky they proceeded to settle the quarrel with the deadly pistol. Ray threw open his coat and commanded Arthurs to shoot. Arthurs also bared his breast when Ray fired twice, one ball taking effect in the right breast and the other in the head. Arthurs only lived ten minutes. Ray has not been arrested.

     Mr. Ross F. Stewart is at home at the bedside of his father. Prof. Chase and lady, of Pomeroy, were down last week in attendance at the bedside of R. L. Stewart.

     Miss Kittie Stowe of Hartford City is visiting Miss Ida Nevius.

     We never saw so many fine cloaks and dolmans as worn by our ladies now. Our city has many fine dressed ladies, comparing in that respect with cities of more pretentions than ours.

     “Bub” Bear has removed his store to the Thompson corner, on Second street.

     Mr. Frank C. Wood had a short but severe spell of sickness last week.

     At an election of officers of the Methodist Sunday School on Sunday last, the following were elected: Superintendent, W. H. Guthrie; Ass’t Sup’t, A. W. Kerns; Sec’y, S. D. Cowden; Ass’t Sec’y, Jos. Stafford; Librarians, E. T. Moore and Jourdan Bray; Treas’r, M. Molohan.

     Miss Maggie Titus, of Middleport, is visiting relatives in our city.

     Miss Libby Watkins, of Middleport, has formed a class here in ornamental painting. The following are members of the class: Mrs. A. W. Allemong, Mrs. W. B. Trump, Miss Clara Deletombe, Miss Mary Graham and Mrs. Jno. A. Hamilton.

     Miss Maggie Titus, of Middleport, is visiting relatives in our city.

     Messrs. Miles and Kerr have contracted with the committee for a nine feet Italian marble monument, to be placed over the grave of the late Edward Vaughn, in West Virginia. The design is beautiful.

     Mr. Samuel Cook is erecting a frame house on Spruce street for Mr. H. H. Jones. It will be for rent. Keep on with the good work.

     Mr. Jos. Vanden will celebrate his 94th birthday April 1st.

     We have received the “Knox County Review,” published at Knoxville, Ill. N. J. Crump is editor. His parents were from this part of Ohio.

     Mr. John H. Williams, of Walnut, left Tuesday for Kansas. He will spend the Summer there.

     Capt. Jno. A. Hamilton has resigned the Deputy Collectorship of Internal Revenue at this point, assigning as a reason his many duties. On Tuesday morning Col. L. Z. Cadot received the appointment for the place.

     Mr. H. F. Stockhoff, brother of Mr. Chas. Stockhoff, has been here for the past few days, visiting.

     The four railroad stores owned by Roberts & Co. have been closed out. . . . Mr. L. J. Langley, jr., manager of the Vinton store has returned home.

     Mr. C. A. Clendinen shipped brick to Ashland, Ky., this week. We will be soon in a position to supply other villages with our manufactures.

     The Richards Bros. have removed their broom factory to the old Langley building up on Second street above the Public Square.

     The old Merchants’ Hotel has had its name changed to St. Wendell.

     Dr. Miles Dennis, of Georgia, formerly a typo here, is back in his old home on a few weeks’ visit.

     Messrs. R. L. Stewart and Jno. R. McCormick are both improving.

     Two fire alarms last week. The first was given Wednesday morning and was caused by the roof of the Moch building catching fire. The second occurred Friday, the roof of Dr. Needham’s double dwelling on Front street, catching from the kitchen fire. Both were promptly extinguished.

     Information was received here, Saturday, of the death of Wm. C. Coffman, in Texas. He was a son of the late Josiah Coffman, and 28 years of age.

     Mr. Austin Barton, late County Commissioner of this county, is land appraiser for Rutland, Meigs county.

     Rev. F. G. Davis, who went from this county as missionary to India, some years since, has recently been transferred from Madras to Secunderabad.

     Recorder Booton had a big job on hand Monday. It was the recording of the mortgage given by the Springfield Southern Railroad Co. to Samuel A. Bowman, Trustee of the bondholders for $1,000,000. This road begins at Springfield, Clark county, O., passes through Madison, Fayette, Highland, Ross, Pike, Jackson, Gallia and Lawrence to the village of Rockford, opposite Huntington. It has a branch also extending from Jackson to Eurekaville in Jackson county. This road enters Gallia in Greenfield township, passes by Gallia Furnace, thence through Walnut township, within two miles of Sprinkle’s Mills. It passes over 12 miles of Gallia ground, not a bad thing for the county treasury. The document is signed by Wm. N. Whitely as President and Geo. A. Barnes, Secretary.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 8, 1880

      Mr. Norris went to Parkersburg Friday to hurry up the locomotive and cars. They will be here in a few days. Saturday was pay day. The Co. will pay hands here weekly. Over $50,000 have been paid out within the past three months. On Monday the main track was laid out to the Hawkins barn, just this side of Cating’s. On Tuesday track-laying was going on on the road to the gravel banks. Workmen were filling and leveling Spruce street, last week, to get down to the Dufour wharf, and Tuesday they were finishing the track-laying on this street. The transportation of the two locomotives and a number of cars, from Parkersburg, has been awarded to parties in Parkersburg.

     The second accident on our railroad occurred Tuesday morning. George Brown, one of the men employed in shoving the loaded truck over the track, by some means got his foot caught in the wheel, which threw him on the rail, the whole car weighing 7,000 pounds passing over his leg, breast and shoulder. Strange, but no bones were broken, although it was thought he was seriously injured internally. Brown is a son of Mr. Jno. Brown residing at the upper bridge and can ill afford the expense and loss of time incurred.

     The father of Mr. Wm. Lawson died March 15th at Perthshire, Scotland. He was 89 years of age.

     Probably the most wonderful piece of needlework in the State of Ohio is on exhibition in the rooms of J. E. Pitrat on Second street. It is the work of Mrs. Henry Wiel of Vinton, this county. It is a scene in tragedy, worked in various colored wool and at a short distance is not distinguishable from a fine painting. The lady must have extraordinary talent to produce such delicate shades and such fine effects. The rooms have been crowded daily and goodly sums of money offered by some of our citizens, for the possession of the work. Mrs. Wiel is from Cincinnati, is noted in musical circles and is highly educated.

     Mr. Jas. D. Bell has made a single set of harness for his own use which knocks the gilt off of anything we ever saw.

     Mr. A. T. Hannan has brought the belt back to our city. Mr. White, the noted checker player of the Point, suffered defeat at the hands of the above gentleman last week. All honor to Arius, the crack player of our city.

     Mr. Fred. Kerr is home from Delaware College. Fred looks well.

     Gallia county, during the past year, had three pupils at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Columbus, Charles M. Coffman, Charles R. Davis and John F. Davis.

     Mr. Newt Jolley passed through the city last week for Decatur, Ill., to assume the management of a telegraph office in that place. He is a son-in-law of Mr. R. P. Beale of this place.

     Mr. Quinn, late of the Burnett House, Cincinnati, is clerking for Chas. Johnson, Jr.

     Mr. Archy Williams is building a dwelling house on Grape adjoining the residence of his father. It will be the same size as his father’s.

     Mr. Jas. W. Stone, of Green township, has been appointed U. S. Deputy Marshal, in the place of his father, resigned.

     Mr. A. L. Roadarmour, who has been to law school at Ann Arbor, Mich., has returned home.

     Mrs. Heineman, of Cincinnati, will make her home with Mr. Harry Frank, her brother. She is quite aged.

     Jas. Black was fined by the Mayor last week under two indictments charging him with shooting and carrying concealed weapons. Fine and costs $57.

     The Gallia County Agricultural Society gave the right of way to the O. & W.Va. R. R. Co., through the Fair Grounds, conditioned that they build a platform for passengers to alight upon, on the grounds, and stop all passenger trains there during Fair days.

     Messrs. Fuller, Hutsinpiller & Co. now carry 100 men on their pay rolls.

     Misses Nettie Hebard and Maggie Halliday are off for a round trip to New Orleans on the Paris. C. Brown, commanded by Capt. Alex Halliday.

     Mr. Wes Martindale came home Thursday quite sick. He is much better now. Dr. J. C. Rathburn is quite sick. His affliction is very painful. Mr. Jacob Kerns, of Watson’s Mill, is reported seriously ill with lung fever.

     Mr. H. W. Allison, Walnut township, lost both his dwelling house and barn, by fire.

     The electors of Ohio township, Monday, elected Messrs. Thomas Morton and Theodore Waugh, Magistrates.

     The Upper Woolen Mills were sold Monday by Mr. Chas. H. McCormick, Receiver. The real estate sold for $7,095. The personal property $3,000. Mr. J. J. Blazer was the bidder.

     Mrs. Hoff of the Point, is visiting her parents in this city.

     Miss Electa P. Bradbury, who has been teaching school at Cleveland, has closed her school on account of ill health and returned home. She will return at the beginning of the next school year.

    There was a re-hearing of the case of the State of Ohio vs. Mullane, Wheeler and Flaning, charged with killing young Lincoln Shirts, in Huntington township last month, before Judge Cowden, on Thursday. The testimony showed nothing against the two first named, who were accordingly discharged, but Denis Flaning was held in $700 bail, and remanded to jail in default. The testimony revealed that Flaning swore that he would kill the first man that stuck his head out of the door. Shirts put out his head immediately afterward, and received a fatal blow. Flaning is the only man in jail at this writing.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 15, 1880

     Reuben Rothgeb’s executor vs. the heirs of Reuben Rothgeb et al was disposed of by the Supreme Court last week. The case went up from this county. It was brought to have a will construed. Rothgeb left a provision in his will to build a certain monument near his residence upon which should be placed an inscription setting forth his ideas of a Deity, the universe, creation, etc., also provisions for the most practical farmer nephew he might have, and one to the most practical niece housekeeper he might have. Judge Johnson was on the Common Pleas bench and tried the case, deciding that the erection of the monument was against public morals and public policy, and that the other provisions were too indefinite to be carried out. The District Court sustained the decision of the Common Pleas. The Supreme Court evaded a decision by deciding that the petition did not show that the executor had any funds in his hands for building the monument.

     Dr. J. G. Hall has located in Pittsburg, his wife leaving last week to join him at that place.

     The Commission appointed by the Probate Court to decide whether Rodney shall have a separate school district consists of Messrs. Daniel Mauck, H. C. Niday and Walter Thorniley. They will hold their sessions at Rodney.

     The Executive Committee of the Gallia County Teachers’ Institute have appointed the following teachers to work up and take charge of the Educational Exhibit at the County Fair: M. E. Hard, A. A. Moulton, W. H. Bane, S. V. Clark, H. H. Howe, W. D. Null, A. L. Roadarmour, Miss Alice Martin, Miss Flora Comstock, Miss Emma McClurg. . . . Gallia county has the honor of being the first to take active measures towards putting the theory into practice. Let each teacher in the county, before his school closes, lay aside something which will illustrate the work done in the school.

     Hon. H. S. Neal was in the city, Monday and Tuesday, in attendance upon the District Court. Mr. Neal is one of the most laborious and industrious members of the present Congress.

     Mr. Harry Frank left for the City, Monday morning, to bring his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Sutton and child to our city.

     Dr. J. C. Rathburn is convalescing, being able to sit up. Mr. Jno. McCormick is able to sit up.

     A child of Mr. Fierbaugh, living on the Langley farm, died last week of the measles.

     Dr. H. H. Menager is off for a trip to New Orleans for his health.

     Mr. Jno. C. Vanden commenced appraising the real estate in the city on Friday. . . . Mr. H. J. Shepard is at work in the township at the same business.

     Some inmates of the Infirmary drove a colt belonging to Ed. Froideveux over a bank near the Infirmary Farm, last week, injuring it fatally.

     The health of Mr. E. S. Bradbury, we are pleased to state, is materially improved.

     Messrs. Samuel Roberts & Co. have cleared the old Bray brick yard and placed two patent brick machines thereon. . . . It is their intention to make fire and pressed brick in addition to common brick, clay for the fire brick being found along the railroad.

     Edward Owen, an old citizen of Springfield township, died last week. He was the father of a large family.

     Master Paul Fenner has secured a situation as salesman at the dry goods house of Bell, Miller & Co., Cincinnati. We are glad to hear this as the boys from our city are always foremost among strangers. Fenner took photographs of Julia A. Hunt and Mr. W. J. Brown of Hunt Combination. Miss Hunt paid our photographer a high compliment on his work.

     Dr. C. D. Wall and H. H. Jones, Esq., sport palmetto canes from Florida, presents from Mr. J. L. Williams.

     Mr. Nicholas Sprague is dangerously sick with cerebro-spinal-meningitis.

     Mr. George House, the suave insurance agent, paid Mrs. Adam Uhrig $2000 last week, insurance on her husband’s life.

     Mr. Daniel Mossman now measures pills and squills at the drug store of P. A. Sanns & Son.

     Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hunt returned from Cincinnati Thursday, much improved in health.

     Mrs. Baughman, of Berryville, Va., is in our city for a few days the guest of her father, Mr. Wm. Brosius.

     Dr. Harry Sanns will depart this week for Millersport, Lawrence Co., O., to begin the practice of Medicine. Harry is one of the steadiest young men ever turned out of a doctor shop and our friends below can rely upon him.

     Jeff. D. Hall was arrested on Friday last charged with the burning of McHale’s broom factory in July last. On Monday he had a hearing before A. Vance, J.P., and was bound over to court in the sum of $100.

     Mrs. Fred W. Kling is visiting her sister at Ironton.

     Mr. J. H. Welker and family, of Ewington, left Tuesday morning for Nebraska, where they will make their home. Mr. W. is a brother of our warm-hearted friend, Mrs. Ira W. Booton.

     Mrs. Henry Weil, of Vinton, is the happy mother of a boy aged two weeks.

     Lottie, the little six-year-old daughter of Mr. A. W. Allemong, is lying at the point of death from lung fever, the physicians having given up all hopes. Lottie is a beautiful little blonde and is the pet of the family.

     Mrs. Jno. T. Halliday has been confined to her bed for the past two weeks. She is improving.

     Mr. G. W. Norris left Friday for Parkersburg to hurry along the (train) engine. When a short distance above the city the king bolt of the vehicle broke, throwing Mr. N. to the ground, the force of the fall striking him in the breast. He returned to the city and procured another rig and experienced no trouble until he arrived at Pomeroy. Here while sitting at the table he fainted and when taken to his room fainted again. As we have heard nothing further we presume it is not serious.

     The Julia Hunt Dramatic Combination showed Fanchon Monday night to a crowded house and again Tuesday night a crowded house greeted them in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in which little Eva appeared, a marvel in song for one so young. The relations of our citizens with this combination have been of a cordial character, our best citizens assisting them in every manner. [ . . . ]

     Roll of Merit of Fourth Grade: Edward Stafford, Garnet Williamson, Burt Fuller, Nellie Billings, Lulu Beall, Harry Zehring, James Priestly Morris Blazer, Charles Cheney, Anna Stewart, Lota White. Emma McClurg, Teacher.

     A tenant house on the farm of Mr. J. V. Porter, in Harrison township, occupied by Wm. Moodespaugh and family, was burned on Monday. While Mrs. M. was out of the house, a gust of wind blew the fire out of the fireplace upon a bed. When she returned the house was so full of smoke she could get nothing out, and the contents of the building were burned. No insurance.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 22, 1880

     John Robinson’s Show. Capt. W. K. S. Hall erected a bulletin board, Saturday, two hundred feet in length, the flaming bills upon which inform us that that honest old veteran in the show business, Jno. Robinson, would visit our city, May 1st. . . . Besides the immense number of rare animals, both of land and water, he brings with him the famous scientific instruments, which have made America noted in the persons of Edison, Bell and Brush. The curious scientific toy, the phonograph, will be exhibited so as to be inspected by any one wishing to examine it. The telephone will be in operation also. But the most interesting of all will be the Brush electric light. Brush is an Ohio man and has the most successful light so far constructed. This light turns night into day, (and) is of a character similar to the light of the sun. [ . . . ]

     Misses Emma McClurg, Flora Comstock and Mrs. Ed. Williamson were in attendance on the dance Saturday night on the Telegraph.

     To Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gills, a bouncing boy.

     Mr. Samuel Thompson, brother of Mr. F. W. Thompson, is engaged at the broom factory of Jno. T. Cating & Co.

     The scholars of the Academy had a social gathering on Friday night last. Recitations, dancing, etc., were the order of the evening. During the progress of the exercises the main chandelier fell, breaking the lamps and setting the oil on fire. No damage.

     Mrs. Rev. Eben Muse is in our city visiting friends. She is the guest of Capt. Jno. A. Hamilton.

     Mrs. Manly Brown and Miss Electa Harpold, of Hartford City, were visitors at Dr. Guthrie’s last week.

     Mr. W. M. Burton is located at Radcliffe Station on the O. & W. V. R. R., receiving ores for J. H. Butchel & Co. who have furnaces in the Hocking Valley.

     Mr. A. L. Roadarmour is selling sewing machines for the Singer Agency.

     Mr. Geo. Herbert is located at Parkersburg.

     Master Arthur Robinson, son of Capt. Jno. A. Robinson of Cincinnati, formerly resident here, was a guest of Mr. D. Y. Smithers, last week.

     Mrs. Wm. Laning, of Cincinnati, is visiting her mother, Mrs. S. Barlow.

     Mrs. Hiram Dale and daughter Lillie left Tuesday morning for Emporia, Kansas, where Mr. D. has purchased a flouring mill. Capt. J. W. Dale accompanied them to Cincinnati.

     Mrs. Henry Beall was a visitor at the residence of her son James at Proctorville, last week.

     D. M. Blosser, of Cheshire, is second clerk on the steamer A. L. Norton.

     Anthony Eiseman, one of our good citizens, on Monday removed his family to Gallipolis. Middleport Herald.

     The will of Miss Susannah Beck, who died recently near the city, gave the bulk of her property to a child named Gaston that she took to raise; and it is understood that the will will be contested. Mr. D. S. Ford, of this city, is the executor named.

     H. A. Brandyberry, who recently received a teacher’s certificate of the highest grade in this county, has been employed to teach in the preparatory department of Rio Grande College.

     Mr. W. C. Hayward has returned from Cincinnati with a new hearse for children. It is certainly the noblest thing we ever saw on wheels. The color is white with fine satin trimmings. Mr. H. has also purchased a new set of harness to match, this with his span of white horses gives Mr. Hayward a turnout equal to any in the State. The hearse cost $600.

     Mr. Watson Munroe, of Plymouth, Ohio, son of Rev. T. H. Munroe, was a guest of his father last week.

     Mrs. Morgan Mollohan has been confined to her bed for some time with lung disease. She is improving.

     Mr. W. S. Sisson, of Ironton, was up this week in attendance upon the funeral of Mr. John Chick.

     Mr. Douglas Newton of Hartford City, was a guest last week of his brother, Dr. W. S. Newton.

     Mr. Al. Stewart, of Cincinnati, spent a few days of last week with his father, R. L. Stewart, Esq.

     Mr. Chas. W. Calohan dropped down from Nevada, Ohio, Saturday, to spend a couple of weeks in visiting friends. Charley is not in the best of health but is as lively as ever.

     The new Council has confirmed the following appointments: Wm. Brading, City Measurer; A. McCafferty, Wharf Master; J. P. Hott, City Weigher; C. D. Maxon, Deputy Marshal; Jas. Mullineux, jr., and D. Y. Smithers, Members of the Board of Health. Jno. T. Hampton was elected City Clerk.

     Mr. Frank Nash, brother-in-law of Capt. Jno. A. Hamilton, is here to make his home. He comes from New Richmond, Ohio.

     Mrs. M. R. Mercer, of Cincinnati, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jonathan Hamilton.

     Mrs. T. H. Munroe is visiting her relatives at Frankfurt, Ohio.

     Mr. G. W. Norris was so much injured by the accident, last week, as to require the use of elastic bandages around his limb.

     News reached here Tuesday night of the death of Capt. Wash. Kerr. No particulars.

     Two years ago the ladies of our city patriotically undertook the erection of a music stand in our city park. Failing to raise the necessary amount they assumed the balance, and now if it is not paid for the stand will be sold for fire wood. The sum to be raised is only $40. To secure this amount, they will give a ball and supper Friday night next, $1.00 securing you admission and supper too. Tickets for sale at the drug store of P. A. Sanns & Son and at Cadot’s cigar store.

The Galllipolis Journal
April 29, 1880

     ‘Squire Morton, of Ohio township, held an inquest, last week, upon a floater found at Blake’s Landing, 16 miles below here. It was the badly decomposed body of a female of unknown color. The body was entirely nude with the exception of the shoes and stockings and an apron wrapped about the hips. The jury were unable to discover the cause of death and so reported a verdict of accidental drowning.

     The steamer Ariadne, attached to which is our townsman, Mr. Frank J. Donnally, was struck by a cyclone, while tied to the bank at Caseyville, on the Tennessee river, Thursday night week, carrying away chimneys, buckets, light freight, etc. Clerk Regnier, in a report of the accident to the Cincinnati Gazette, says “no one hurt, but several were ‘skeered’ some.”

     They had a little episode in the Probate Court, Monday. Edward Johnson was put in jail several days ago on a charge of bastardy preferred by Miss Mary E. Ours. The latter came to town Monday morning, bringing the little darlint along. Johnson had concluded to capitulate. Sheriff Blake brought him out, a license was procured and they were married. Judge Logue officiated, Judge Cowden gave away the bride, Pros. Atty. White acted as master of ceremonies, and Sheriff Blake held the baby.

     Carelessness or Intent to Rob? On Monday morning Mr. S. V. Rothgeb, of Cheshire township, discovered a man, lying wounded, in the Kyger bridge near Cheshire. He was found to be W. H. Bateman, a man who had worked in Cheshire township and had left Sunday eve for this city to hunt work. When discovered Bateman was unconscious, and upon recovery stated that he had entered the bridge to secure shelter from the rain. Hearing someone approach he arose suddenly and received a pistol ball in his left leg, below the knee. Dr. C. C. Barton was called, found the ball and pronounced the wound not dangerous. If Bateman had no evil intent he acted unwisely in rising so suddenly in a bridge after night. It is not known who fired the shot. As Bateman has no friends he will be sent to the Infirmary.

     A number of our prominent citizens will meet on Court street, this Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m., with their vehicles, forming a party to survey the country back of the city, to decide on a location for a new county road. The railroad has cut the Chickamauga road in such a manner as to render it unfit for use and the object of the above party is to secure a location for a good, well constructed road. Anybody wishing to join the party will report with their conveyance at the above place.

    Mr. H. H. Jones will put up a fine monument over the graves of his family, resting at Mound Hill Cemetery, this week. The cost of the monument is $900.

     Treasurer Martindale brought suit this week, before ‘Squire Morton, of Ohio township, against Charles L. Waugh, to collect delinquent dog tax. The amount sued for is $3.

     Wm. Cherington, a young son of Mr. Jno. G. Cherington, accidentally shot himself through the hand, the ball passing longitudinally through the arm. It makes a dangerous wound. He was loading the pistol at the time.

     Miss Miller, of Kanawha, is visiting Miss Minnie Shallcross.

     An alarm of fire was given last Wednesday morning. It was the roof of Weibert’s dwelling on Front street.

     Rev. S. D. Hutsinpiller has located at Zanesville, O. Mr. J. L. Thorn has removed to Pomona, Mason Co., W. Va. Mr. Walter S. Wheatly has removed his family to Eagle Furnace.

     Chase & Co. have brought on two coal oil stoves. One of them has been sold to Mrs. L. P. Maguet.

     The question of probating the will of the late Miss Susannah Beck, was before the Probate Court last week. The will had two codicils attached to it, the first one changing the executor and the last one limiting the estate granted to the child by the will. The Court admitted the will to probate, and rejected both codicils.

     Mrs. R. K. Sisson’s new house, on Locust street, is up and ready for enclosure.

     Sheriff Blake sold the Rosetta Souder property, forty acres, in Walnut township, Saturday, to Seberd Rose for $266.67; partition sale.

     Mr. Charles M. McCormick has taken the road for Jno. T. Halliday & Co. Anybody that knows Charley will tell you that he will send in a rush of orders for goods.

     Thomas Harder, sent to the penitentiary a year ago for stealing cattle, has returned to this city.

     Mr. Jas. Harper has given his famous business house, No. 3 Court street, a thorough overhauling, inside and out, and it now presents a magnificent appearance. . . . Mr. Samuel McElhaney did the painting.

     Mrs. Cal Moore of Mercer Bottom, has been visiting Mrs. E. J. Hutsinpiller, the past week.

     Mrs. S. F. Neal makes an excellent Postmistress—accommodating and intelligent.

     The peach crop on Gallipolis Island will be early and good. Mr. Sol. Thomas leases it.

     Mr. Wm. A. Jeffers and family of Illinois, intend to move to our city. The house on Front street, belonging to Capt. J. W. Devacht, has been rented for them and part of their household goods have arrived. Mr. J. has been in the livery-stable business and will probably embark in that line here. We welcome all new-comers. Mr. M. Jeffers will reside with them.

     A petition is in circulation, signed by prominent citizens, asking the City Council to put a decent fence around the Public Square and plant shade trees within the same. Also to pave the sidewalk around that noble looking cow pasture. This is a good move, as it would help the appearance of our city, give us a clean place for recreation and furnish a nice evening promenade for those on pleasure intent. The city is full of empty lots for teams and the business men along the Square can no longer demand its use for that purpose to the exclusion of the interests of the balance of the community. Mr. C. D. Maxon is engineering the petition and will put it through, too. Now, Mr. Council, show your style.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 6, 1880

Over the Steel Rails
     We rode the iron horse over Gallia’s fields for the first time, Monday. In spite of our resolution to take practical observations, the green fields dotted with cattle, would half steal our consciousness and rob us of the knowledge of the proximity of our home. Away we sped over the long, straight course at the rate of a mile in 3 minutes, unmindful of the grades, so slight were they. The well settled track and thickly laid ties (3000 per mile) would scarcely rock the babe to its slumbers. Engineer Patterson, as he sat with his hand on the throttle and his eyes scanning the track ahead, was the ideal grim hero of the puffing, plunging horse that rides down the past’s mists and past’s prejudices. Conductor Gillispie, with his keen gray eye, seemed to see all at once, and the next moment the eyes would soften as mild as a child’s at the propounding of a question. Mr. G. brings high recommendations with him, and he is unmarried—

     Cordelia Ryson, a colored woman living near the railroad track in the upper end of the city, was delivered of an illegitimate child on Thursday. Its sudden death caused the coroner to hold an inquest, and the body showed strong evidence of strangulation. Suspicion points strongly to the mother. No arrests.

     The following is the list of Policemen confirmed by Council: Jno. Moats, Judson Williams, Jas. Bashore, A. Boyer, Frank Donnet, L. J. Langley, Wm. Kinnet, D. C. Cowden, Leander Thomas, Orin Richards, Thompson Branch, col’d, Wm. Cook, Alfred Smith, col’d, Lewis Tuckweller, col’d, Jas. Wilson, Jos. Cromlish and A. C. Hughes.

     Mrs. Laura D. Fillmore and Mrs. Jno. G. Damron, jr., were guests of the Salt Valley for a round trip this week.

     While the boat which carries Robinson’s show was making a landing at the Dufour Wharf, one of the hostlers, Geo. Young, of Akron, O., fell overboard and was drowned. He was leaning against a temporary railing, it gave way letting him in the water and the current carried him under the barges. The man is described as a careless, happy sort of fellow. Money was left with the Coroner for the recovery of his body. Akron papers please copy.

     Mrs. J. C. Reeves, of Phillipsburg, Kansas, is the guest of her brother-in-law, Jno. C. Vanden, for the summer.

     Mr. J. L. Hayward and wife are at Dayton, O. Mr. H. goes as a delegate to the Grand Encampment of Odd Fellows.

     Mr. T. G. Hern celebrated his 80th birthday, on Sunday of last week.

     Miss Blanche Meeks, of Hartford City, is stopping with Mrs. Captain Brown.

     We have had the pleasure of inspecting a pair of moccasins, sent by Hon. E. A. Stone, to Mrs. Stone. They are real Indian, beads and all, and display much skill in workmanship.

     Mr. W. P. Small and a Mr. Wilson had a narrow escape from death last week. They were coming down the river on the inside of the Island not knowing the location of the show boat at Dufour Wharf. Unable to control their boat they let it drift across the bow of the barges, injuring the flat, and barely escaping having it a total wreck. The men jumped a distance of eight feet into the barges.

     The pavements along Second street between Court and Pine streets, are to have a general overhauling. The City Council have instructed the Mayor to issue notices to residents to pave within 15 days, or the work will be done by the City. The Council Committee on Public Square are instructed to pave around the same and also to receive bids for suitable fence to enclose it.

     Mr. J. T. Jenkins has located a cobbler’s shop in Robinson’s building on State street. Mr. J. is an old resident.

     Mr. C. D. Maxon had an exciting little episode Saturday evening. A man named Buck Montgomery was pursued to the wharf boat, the intention being to arrest him for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Being pushed he jumped into a skiff and when Maxon waded in after him, Montgomery opened fire, shooting several times. An affidavit has been filed against him charging shooting with intent to wound.

     The trial of the lynchers of Wm. Young, is now in progress at Kahoka, Missouri. Officers were here some time ago for Young’s children to testify in the case.

     Mr. W. W. Watts returned home last week, to his native heath. Mr. W. has been in Kansas for several years and is satisfied to get back.

     Mr. Christian Doepping is building at the foot of Vine street.

     The old homestead of the Cadot Brothers in Scioto County was destroyed by fire, last week. No insurance. Loss $3500.

     Mrs. Adam Uhrig has ordered a beautiful Scotch granite monument to be placed over the grave of her late husband, Adam Uhrig.

     Mrs. Conner is in our city visiting friends. She resides with Mr. R. T. Stewart, at Evansville, Ind.

     Messrs. L. Z. Cadot &Co. have purchased an Indian for their cigar store on Second street. It is very neat and well gotten up. Uncle Jo. Devacht says it is a Choctaw.

     Mrs. Byron Allard, of Flora, Illinois, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allan.

     Mrs. S. A. Shaw has just returned from New Orleans, bringing with her to stay two weeks, Mrs. Capt. Lew. Kates, wife of the commander of the steamer Will Kyle.

     Rev. W. E. Lyon and lady, D. W. Davies and Stanley Brading, are appointed Delegates to the Portsmouth Association, which meets at Wheelersburg, this week.

     Mr. A. Moch has added to his wealth of fine children—a girl Sunday morning.

     Mr. R. S. Waddell left for Richmond, Va., Tuesday night for a pleasure trip. Mr. W. is in poor health.

     Engineer Patterson of No. 73 will remove his family to this place in a short time.

     On Thursday evening last the young people of the Baptist Church and congregation gave the pastor and his family a very agreeable surprise in the form of a pound party. The pounders seemed to enjoy the occasion well, and the pounded parties certainly did enjoy it. All who came and all who sent their good wishes have the hearty thanks of the pastor and his family.

     Roll of Merit for School No. 9, for the week ending April 23, 1880: LeClercq Ford, Hattie Bailey, Alice Bishop, Lida Dove, Nellie Dages, Lura Moore, Ernest Blake, Chas. Fowler, Anna Mulford, Gertie Oliver, Nellie White, Rosa Wolf, Gracie Lyon. E. H. Lauer

The Gallipolis Journal
May 13, 1880

Ironton Register
     There was a big trial before Esq. Cooper, Sunday, May 2d. Phillip Wagoner was arrested on a warrant sworn out by William Howell, charging that said Wagoner had willfully and maliciously shot and killed one Adam Wagoner. At the examination the State was represented by Messrs. Jones and McDaniel, and the accused by Messrs. Peeples and Jerry Neal.
     The circumstances attending the homicide are about as follows: Phillip Wagoner had rented a piece of land from Cambria furnace company. Adam Wagoner had rented the same piece and planted part of it in potatoes. Phillip afterward planted the remainder in corn and entered a suit for trespass against Adam and a sub-renter by the name of Sam Farney. It, however, turned out that Adam had the prior claim, as he had rented the land first, and Mr. Lewis, the manager of Cambria, so stated, but had forgotten his lease to Adam when he rented to Phillip. This explanation, however, seems not to have suited Phillip, who entered the premises and a quarrel with Adam forthwith ensued. Phillip carried a five chamber 38 or 42 caliber revolver, with which he blazed away at Adam. The first shot missed. The next broke the left collar bone, ranged downward and inward, but could not afterward be found. The third shot entered the right ear, going straight through to the left cheek from which it was extracted. Death occurred almost instantly.
Philip Wagoner was arrested by Gallia county authorities, and was brought before Esquire Cooper where affidavit was filed. Witnesses were subpoenaed Saturday and the examination was held Sunday. The accused offered no defense, but his attorneys asked that the amount of bail be fixed. This was resisted by the prosecution on the ground that it was a case of murder in the first degree. Magistrate coincided and so Wagoner was sent to jail to await trial. All the parties in the case are residents of Gallia county; the killing only occurring in Lawrence county.

     The Congressional Committee on Claims in the House, has reported a bill to pay certain claims reported as correct by the accounting officers of the Treasury Department. Among these claims we find the following from Gallia County:—David S. Hern, $125; David D. Morgan, Administrator of David Rosser, deceased, $34.63; Ashie McMillan, $35; William Symmes, $100; James Sprouse, $100.

     Mrs. Mercer, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Jonathan Hamilton for some time, has returned to her home in Cincinnati.

     Rev. T. M. Leslie left Monday morning for a week’s stay at the M. E. Conference, at Cincinnati.

     Dr. C. H. Sterneman, of Muscatine, Iowa, is here looking up his boyhood friends.

     Mr. G. S. Giles, of Raccoon, left last week to attend College, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

     Dr. F. S. Phillips leaves to-day for a six weeks’ visit to his father’s home in Henry county, Va., and the girls are shrouded with gloom.

     Thomas J. Coffman, Esq., of this county, passed a successful examination before the Supreme Court of Ohio, at Columbus, last week, and was admitted to practice in the Courts of the State. Mr. Coffman left Monday to locate in Tennessee.

     R. S. Waddell, Esq., on account of failing health, contemplates retiring from the practice of law. He will probably travel as a commercial agent.

     Mr. Robert McKean is back from Missouri on a visit to relatives and friends.

     A Russian, named Leon Gumbinski, has applied for the privilege of photographing the children of the public schools.

     Mrs. J. J. Blazer is very sick.

     It is not generally known that Mr. J. C. Reeves, late of Miles & Reeves, died of the yellow fever at the Louisville Hospital in September, 1878. Mr. Reeves was known as a generous, whole souled fellow.

     Mr. Bryson Barlow, of Pekin, Ill., is home to stay a short time.

     The Misses Hutsinpiller received news Saturday of the death of Mrs. Dr. Clancy the day previous, at Cincinnati. Her death was very sudden. The Misses H. left Saturday night to attend the funeral. Mrs. Clancy was a Miss Sadd.

     Mr. Fred. Carel, foreman of the St. Albans Express office, was in town last week.

     Mrs. Jesse D. Cox is off for a round trip with her son Charles, on the towboat Geo. Matheson.

     The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Brown died Saturday of the measles and was buried Sunday.

     Mr. Jas. M. Neal returned Saturday from Boston, where he had been attending musical college.

     Rev. W. T. Bowen, of the Episcopal Church, will leave for a new home in Kansas in three weeks. Mr. B. has secured a pastorate there.

     Samuel Cook and Christian Doeping, of this city, have been drawn to serve as jurors in the United States Court, soon to assemble at Columbus, Mr. Cook as Grand Juror, and Mr. Doeping as Petit Juror.

     Died, in Salem, Ill., March 30, 1880, Hon. Silas L. Bryan, in the 58th year of his age. The deceased, in early life, resided across the river in W. Va., on the farm now owned by Mr. W. C. Miller. He has a sister living in this city, Mrs. Jane Cheny. The Salem, Ill., Herald says:—”Judge Bryan was one of the greatest and most worthy citizens, not only of Marion county but of southern Illinois.”
     Mr. Z. Cating was a lay delegate to the Baptist Association, which met at Wheelersburg, last week.

     Mr. and Mrs. Jno. T. Talbott arrived home last Thursday morning, both looking extremely well.

     The magnificent tow-boat, Iron Age, which brought the iron for the railroad last week, was equipped with the electric light. We saw a display of it.

     Mr. Chas. W. Cole has gone to Danville, Ky., on the Cincinnati Southern R.R., having secured a position there.

     Mrs. S. A. Shaw has constructed a remarkable floral wreath, from the relics of her late husband and children. It looks almost impossible to work “old clothes” into such beautiful flowers.

     Hon. S. Garfield, of Washington City, is in the city on a visit to relatives. He is a half brother of the late L. Perry.

     We had quite an exciting runaway Saturday. The carriage of Mr. Louis Baer, containing his family, was passing down Front street, near Locust, when a piece of old spouting alarmed one of the horses. He reared back breaking his breast strap, letting the yoke down. The pendant yoke pounded the limbs of the horses starting them on a run. The driver pulled them into a bank, the pole of the carriage striking the earth. It is fortunate that the team was so gentle or something serious might have occurred. No one of the inmates was hurt.

     Mrs. Henry Livingston is visiting relatives in Cincinnati.

     Mr. Chas. Hern is quite sick.

     Rev. Francis Guthrie is off on his annual tour among his children in W. Va. The old gentleman is 79.

     Mrs. A. G. Beall will leave next week for Steubenville, O., to spend a few weeks with relatives. Little Pearl wants to see Grandma.

     It is a bad habit for merchants to throw rubbish in the streets. Some horses will run.

     Mr. Wm. Kinder, of Clay, returned Saturday evening from a visit to Indiana.

     Miss Mary Graham will leave the coming week for Alexandria, Va. where she will spend the summer.

     Mr. C. C. Weibert has commenced the erection of a frame one story dwelling on his vacant lot opposite the gas factory.

     The Gallia County Bible Society held its anniversary meeting Sunday evening at the Presbyterian Church. The old officers were re-elected with the exception of Mr. Spalding whose removal from town made it necessary to select a new director in his place and John Dages was elected to fill the vacancy. . . . The Treasurer read a letter from Rev. E. S. Gillett, Sup’t Am. Bible Society, stating that the debt of this Auxiliary to the Parent Society, which had long burdened this branch and which now amounted to $185.06, had been cancelled. The meeting passed a vote of thanks to the Rev. E. S. Gillett for his labors in this direction, and for his activity and zeal in the bible cause. . . . The Rev. Maurace Wilson paid an eloquent tribute to the Bible. [. . . ]

     Wm. A Dennis, Esq., of this city, passed a successful examination before the Supreme Court, at Columbus, last week, and received his commission as Attorney-at-law.

     Mr. Walter Mitchell, son of Rev. W. Mitchell, is in the city.

     Rev. David E. Howell, brother-in-law of Mrs. J. Howell, fell from the roof of a house at Bridgeport, O., breaking his ribs and injuring him internally.

     Cadet Oberlin M. Carter, of this county, at the West Point Military Academy, in the Whitaker investigation, testified that Whittaker had been used as well as cadets generally; that friends and parties who had appointed cadets to the academy did not instruct them to “cut” colored cadets; that he was appointed at large by Gen. Grant, and that Gen. Grant had never so instructed him; that there were over one hundred cadets in the academy that he had never spoken to, and that he had passed through considerable deviling himself. Cadet Carter stands at the head of his class, and has thus stood for the four years he has been at the academy, and will graduate No. 1 in his class of over fifty, in June next.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 20, 1880

Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Sentinel
     The social event of the season in the vicinity of Battle Ground City, was the nuptial ceremonies of Mr. Bacon, who was formerly a citizen of this city, but more recently engaged in the mercantile business at Battle Ground, and Miss Fannie Campbell, of the same place, on Wednesday, May 5. Miss Campbell is a young lady of extraordinary accomplishments, and has been engaged in teaching for the past few years. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon are now visiting in the city.
     The happy bride is a daughter of Mr. Andrew Campbell, late of this county. The presents were numerous and valuable.

     Saturday the High Joint Commission on the Rodney School District question, consisting of Messrs. Thorniley, Niday and Mauck, met in the court room to hear arguments in the case, having previously heard the testimony. At the close of the case they decided to establish the school, slightly changing the boundaries of the District from those prayed for in the petition. There being no appeal, this gives Rodney a school. There was much feeling pro and con in the case.

     Mr. Jno. Stifel, the big tannery man of Cincinnati, with his family, was in our city for a day or two this week. Mr. S. proposes to engage with Mr. Jos. Blakely in tanning on an extensive scale.

     There are no idle men in this town. The Railroad offers work to a large force.

     Simeon Nash, Esq., is the proudest sire in the city. An eight pound boy last week. He is to be a lawyer. Sim. has been receiving congratulations on all corners.

     A young man from Patriot by the name of Sigler was lodged in jail last week for burglarizing the Philo Grange store, in Walnut township. We understand that he admits his guilt.

     Last Monday Mr. Chillis Safford, of Green township, reached the age of 77 years. He was born in Gallipolis, his father being the late Col. Robert Safford, the man who cut down the first tree upon the site now covered by Gallipolis city.

     Dr. W. Tom Northup was in the city last week taking his friends by the digits. He is not married yet, but is still in the market.

     Miss Mary Rodgers, who has been to Mercer, Pa., for the past two years, returned home Friday.

     The late Samuel Rothgeb had an insurance of $5000 on his life which will be paid soon.

     Mr. Jos. Wrightly has been confined to his bed for some time.

     Mrs. A. J. Green is visiting her father in Meigs county.

     Mr. C. W. Calohan has left for his home in Northern Ohio, taking with him, to stay for a few weeks, his mother and little brother.

     Mrs. W. G. Brading and Miss Annie Horger, were up to Racine, O., last week, visiting relatives.

     Mr. Carl Uhrig has gone to his home in Cincinnati, to spend a few weeks.

     Master Pierre Drouillard, son of Capt. J. P. Drouillard, was complimented with a birth-day party, last week, at their magnificent home near Nashville, Tenn., at which were eighty invited guests, all about his own age, six years. Pierre did the honors.

     The defense in the case of the State vs. Phillip Wagoner, for killing Adam Wagoner, will be self-defense. Phillip will claim that Adam attacked him with a hoe, but the story is Phillip also shot him after he had dropped the hoe, fallen down from the effects of the first shot, and begged to spare his life. Three girls were working in the field at the time of the shooting, saw it all, and say that Phillip had not the slightest provocation to shoot. The shots were fired about eighteen feet over the Gallia and Lawrence line. The case will be tried at Ironton. It is also said that Phillip made no attempt at escape after he did the shooting, but concealed himself until he could procure bail. The Ironton Register seems to think Gallia county men ought to kill her own men on her own soil. This is one of the few things in which we can not conveniently accommodate.

     Mr. Adam Handel, engineer of the steam shovel, had his finger split on last Friday, making an exceedingly painful wound.

     Mrs. W. H. Langley and daughter Lillie are visiting Mr. A. L. Langley, West Columbia, W. Va.

     Mr. and Mrs. H. Lautenschlaeger gave a handsome dinner in honor of Mr. T. H. Thornburg, the millwright, last Sunday.

     We witnessed the operation of a patent razor at the barber-shop of Mr. J. R. Robinson, with which it is impossible for even a child to receive serious injury by using.

     Mrs. Harriet Gates, of Charleston, W. Va., is visiting her sister, Mrs. R. B. Stevens. Mrs. Gates has not been here for some years. She is the mother of the Gates boys, well known here.

     Mr. Chas. Lupton is learning bookkeeping with Mr. A. M. White, at Jno. T. Halliday & Co.’s.

     They had a tony supper in Aleshire’s mill, Monday evening, in honor of the changes which have occupied three months. Some 41 persons were seated. All the employees of the mill, who had assisted in the change, the families of the Messrs. Aleshire and the press, were present. If anybody knows how to entertain it certainly is the proprietors of the above mill. No employees ever complained of mistreatment at their hands, and the hospitality of their respective families is known far and near. Our jolly friend, Mr. T. H. Thornburg, presided.

     Mr. Will F. Hayward left this week to attend the marriage of a relative at Parkersburg, W. Va. From thence he goes to the May Festival.

     Mrs. S. R. Dana and Mrs. Bailey of Marietta, are visiting Judge Logue.

     Mr. D. T. Morgan of Oak Hill, formerly employed in the Auditor’s office, was here among friends for a day or two of this week.

     The Union Schools close on the 11th of June. The following is the graduating class:—Wm. Greathouse, Wilber Lasley, Lincoln Neal, Marie Ford, Millie Dages, Jennie Myers, Lillie Stewart, Ella Lupton and Maddie Denny.

     Mr. James R. Stuart has moved into the new house belonging to Mr. H. H. Jones, on Spruce street.

     Mr. Nick Sprague is rapidly convalescing. Nick says the Journal is better to him than medicine.

     Weaver Bros. will open out to-morrow, in the Horger building on Second street, in the manufacture of stogies. These gentlemen have been manufacturing in our city for the past year, and have a reputation for making a first-class cigar. . . . With one to be started next week, this will make four cigar factories in our city. [. . . ]

     Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Register.—C. A. Carl, Jr., of the Cheshire (O.) coal mines, after a business visit of several weeks in this city, left for Aurora on Tuesday. Mr. Carl has made many friends during his visits here in the past two years by his genial and agreeable manners and gentlemanly bearing, who wish him success and popularity in his new field of labor.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 27, 1880

     The improvement to intersect the Chillicothe road, in order to avoid crossing the railroad track four times within a short distance from our city, meets with great favor, and is properly appreciated by the country people. One gentleman, living in the back part of the county, in passing over the new road on Monday last, was so highly pleased with the undertaking and the superior work contractor McCormick and his bully boys are doing, that he volunteered a contribution to push on the worthy object. This is the right spirit to manifest. Let us have good roads all over the county.

     Mr. Wm. H. Johnson has only lost 4 hours in 18 months, employed at the store of J. M. Kerr & Co.

     Miss Alice Hill has removed her millinery store from Second street to Harmison’s old stand on Court street. She has some new goods from the city.

     Mr. Jno. W. Cherington was down to the city, last week, securing medical attendance for his foot, which troubles him much.

     Lewis Fowler arrived home from the Penitentiary, last week. Fowler was sent up for robbery, receiving four years. He comes out with not a bad mark against him, gaining 10 months on his sentence. We hope he will do well.

     Messrs. Jas. A. Tippet and Chas. Day were guests, last week, of their brother-in-law, Mr. C. M. Smith.

     Mr. Peter Wall has opened a shop on Second street, for the manufacture of cigars, stogies, etc. Peter is an old hand and with his fine stock, will make it lively for the trade.

     Mr. Will F. Nye and Miss Ada Doudna, were married on the 20th inst. last., at Zanesville, Ohio, by Rev. Woodbury. Mr. Nye is a brother of Mrs. Simeon Nash.

     Mr. A. P. Menager sold his farm across the river, last week, to Mr. A. A. Hanley. He received $10,000 in cash and property in Ironton worth $4000.

     Mr. John W. Smith lost an interesting child last week from pneumonia. Col. Cadot’s youngest child has been quite sick during the past week with a fever.

     A Festival will be held at the residence of Mr. Jacob Riggs, Clay township, Saturday afternoon and evening, May 29th. Proceeds to be applied for the benefit of the M. E. Church and Sabbath School.

     Vinton was waked up from her ninety years’ sleep by the whistle of the locomotive whistle below town, last week. The world “do move.”

     Cadets Carter and Aleshire, at the West Point Academy, and Cadet Nash, at the Annapolis Naval Academy, will all graduate on the 10th of June with honor.

     Our old fellow-townsman, Mr. J. B. Hank, was in the city last week. Mr. Richard Priestly, who is in poor health, was here among his relatives, last week.

     E. Skees & Son will remove to their property adjoining the St. Wendel Hotel, where they will in the future conduct the business of undertaking, only.

     Mr. J. H. Ralph has erected an ice cream garden in the space between Moses’ clothing store and Cadot’s cigar store. It is a nobby little place and he will do well.

     Mr. Chas. Rust has sold his interest in the steamer Salt Valley, and retired from the river.

     We are under obligations to Mr. Chas. W. Cole for Danville, Ky., papers. Charley writes that he is well, doing well and likes the place very well.

     Mr. Jos. Rathburn, one of our bright young men, who has been at Chattanooga, for some time, has returned home for a visit of a few days. Joe looks well.

     Miss Annie Mathers of Atalissa, Iowa, is visiting her uncle, Mr. H. R. Bell. She will stay about two weeks.

Pekin, Ill. Republican
     Frank Barlow, the gentlemanly boot and shoe merchant, will start in a week or two for his old home in Ohio where he will spend the summer. His brother who is keeping a store there will spend the summer in this city, taking Frank’s place in the store.

     Mr. S. Silverman and family had mutton for breakfast one morning last week. He came uninvited and in the back door and not being furnished with a seat, Mr. Sheep jumped on top of the table, overturning it and breaking a lot of dishes.

     Mr. M. Foskit with his wife, a daughter of Mr. Sam’l. Kerr, have spent a few days at the latter’s residence. They reside at Randolph, N. Y.

     Mrs. Geo. Hooff, of the Point, was down to spend the Sabbath with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Miles.

     Mr. Jas. Johnson has a beautiful monument for his deceased wife, at Miles & Kerr.

     Mr. McK. M. A. Sprague has the contract for building Dr. Hanson’s new house. Mr. C. A. Clendinen furnishes the brick.

     On Monday, while Mr. H. Greathouse, who is employed at the furniture factory, was returning home from his work, he was suddenly stricken with apoplexy and now lies with his side paralyzed. He has been complaining for some time, but no immediate cause is assigned as the instigator of the stroke. In 1851 he had a case of sunstroke.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 3, 1880

     On Friday last Mr. Henson Williams, in company with his wife and daughter, were coming to the city in a two-horse buggy over the Chickamauga road. Just beyond the Cating residence the locomotive suddenly came in sight, at which the horses frightened and backed over the steep bank, breaking the tongue of the buggy and rendering it quite perilous for the whole party. No one was injured, but it was a miraculous escape. The team was composed of his old reliable mare, 16 years old, and a young horse, but the old animal was the most furious of the two. Mr. W. lives six miles from the city, and the railroad crosses the road eight times within the distance.

     Mrs. Regnier of Davenport, Io., sister of Chas. Regnier, of the Regnier family formerly resident here, is visiting Mr. D. Y. Smithers.

     Dr. Davis, of Jackson, O., formerly a student here, paid our city a short visit last week. Miss Hattie Mills, a student of the Academy, is off for a visit to a schoolmate at Catlettsburg, Ky.

     Miss Carrie Irwin is visiting her uncle, Mr. E. S. Irwin, Charleston, W.Va.

     Mr. C. J. Miles has a horse that has a fondness for music. One evening last week the Colored Band were discoursing sweet strains in front of Mr. M.’s residence, when the musical quadruped broke his fastenings, jumped the fence and landed in the midst of the crowd, knocking down a few small boys. The band took a position on the opposite side of the street, and to-day they can’t swear but what he descended from the clouds.

     Messrs. J. L. Hayward, M. W. Williams and S. B. Walter, attended the State Greenback Convention at Charleston, W. Va., last week.

     Last week the city Council, through Sprague, Chairman of Committee, formed all the territory within the city limits into one road district, passing an ordinance requiring all males between the ages of 21 and 55, to work two days of each year on the same.

     Rev. D. W. Cox, formerly Episcopal Minister at this place is now located at Oakley, Hamilton county, Ohio.

     Miss Lida Norval of Charleston, W. Va., is visiting Mrs. F. J. Donnally.

     A little child of Mr. Robt. Brothers, aged about five years, was badly bitten on the neck and face by a bull-dog belonging to the family, on Saturday. Dr. Cromley dressed the wounds, and reports the child badly mangled. The dog was shot.

     Christian Doepping and S. T. Cook left Sunday evening to serve as jurors in the U. S. District Court at Columbus.

     Mrs. S. A. Nash is off on a two weeks’ visit to relatives in Virginia.

     Mrs. Wes. Miles is visiting her father Mr. W. H. McCormick.

     While the Delegates at Chicago are wrangling for their respective candidates, we must not forget that a new Sherman man has arrived in Green township. He belongs to C. H. McCormick and weighs nine pounds.

     The new Aultman Monitor Traction engine and Separator, purchased by Messrs. Jos. DeLille and Anderson Neal, of Hutchinson & Baldridge, has arrived. It will be placed on the farm of Mr. D. W. Davies where an exhibition will be given at Harvest time. It cost $1750.

     Lewis B. Day, colored, has been appointed Guard of the Ohio Penitentiary from this county, and left Monday for Columbus. Day will probably be the only colored guard there.

     Mr. Jno. B. Clendenin will build a new house on Olive street. Mr. Langley is building a two story residence on his farm across the creek. Mr. C. A. Clendenin purchased last week at private sale, the Hampton residence corner of Sycamore and Fourth streets, paying $5,100 therefor.

     Mat Rowles has been appointed a policeman.

     Mr. J. P. Beall and lady were in our city this week. Mrs. Beall has just returned from a visit to her relatives at Zanesville, O.

     Mrs. Geo. D. Hebard is at Racine, O., visiting her daughter, Mrs. Will. Jones. Mrs. Will. Lanning, of Cincinnati, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Barlow.

     Mr. Henry Grothaus, who was stricken with apoplexy last week is lying in a very critical condition, with no hopes of recovery.

     Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Aleshire, Mrs. C. C. Aleshire and child, will leave the last of this week for the West Point Military Academy, to attend the graduation of Jas. B. Aleshire.

     Mr. and Mrs. Robt. S. McKean and daughter, leave for their home in Hamburg, Iowa, to-day.

     Dr. Robert Harvey, of Wheeling, W. Va., a handsome blonde, is a guest this week of his brother, Mr. W. H. Harvey.

     Mrs. Henry Halliday, of Cairo, Ill., is visiting relatives in this city and neighborhood.

     Profs. Allison and Bane, of the Jackson schools, are at home from their labors. The Standard says:—Mr. Allison has been employed for next year, as Superintendent, and Mr. Bane for the High School. These gentlemen have rendered entire satisfaction as teachers, and the schools are in a good condition.

     Mrs. John G. Damron concluded to surprise the ‘Squire last Friday, and prepared a grand supper in commemoration of his 63d birthday, and invited in the children and grand-children. They came, and with them brought numerous, valuable presents for him. In truth the Squire’s wardrobe will now vie with any of the boys’ in town. There were present, grand-mother Mary M. Shæfer, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Shæfer, Mrs. Jno. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Damron, Jr., Miss Mary A. Glassburn; grand-children, Mary M., Ed. and Earl Shæfer, Gertrude and James D. Oliver, Helen Gardner, Carson W. and Birdie Damron. The ‘Squire was completely at himself, but was too modest to thank the donors for their presents, which we will do for him. The family is one of the nicest and most affectionate in the city. We join them in wishing that the ‘Squire may see 100 years and that “The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, may be brought up upon Joseph’s knees.”

     The following are the Census Enumerators appointed for this county, with the exception of the Greenfield township man whose name we were unable to learn: First Ward, J. J. Maxon; Second Ward, Jno. G. Cherington; Third and Fourth Wards, C. W. Bird; Gallipolis Tp., Jno. A. Morrison; Cheshire Tp., A. O. Johnson; Cheshire Precinct, D. M. Blosser; Huntington, G. A. Ewing; Addison, C. J. Switzer; Harrison, J. Q. A. Martin; Springfield, T. S. Grove; Raccoon, Park C. Watts; Walnut, W. H. H. McDaniel; Green, Ross S. Campbell; Morgan, A. Baird, jr.; Perry, D. J. Jones; Clay, J. A. Martindill; Guyan, I. G. Chapman and Ohio, S. R. Bush. Mr. Maxon informed us that he intended resigning, Monday evening, upon his arrival at Portsmouth. We haven’t heard of any one being appointed in his stead.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 10 1880

     Mr. N. S. Wilson, of Addison township, left last week for Kansas, to spend the summer.

     Mr. E. B. Payne returned home from Marietta College, last week. He is suffering from a tumor in the side.

     The family of Engineer Patterson have arrived from Columbus and are residing in the new house on Second street, belonging to Mr. M. W. Williams.

     Mr. Henry Morton, late Guard in the Ohio Penitentiary, has returned home to his family.

     Census enumerators are required to be courteous. The penalty for refusing them information, or for giving false information, is a fine not exceeding $100 in each case. The Census Enumerators request that the lady of the house should post herself in regard to the following so as to assist the enumerators; age of all the family and their birth-places, including the birth-places of the parents of the heads of the family. The same facts in regard to the servants should be well learned.

     We call attention to the law card of Jones & Jones in this week’s issue of our paper. The firm is composed of Homer C. Jones and D. W. Jones. Of the former we need say nothing, as he is too well known throughout the county to require it. D. W. Jones is a young man, a brother of Homer C. Jones, who comes as well recommended as could be wished. We have no doubt they will make a strong law firm and wish them success in their new field.

     Mrs. P. H. Stevenson has been dangerously sick for a few days past. Mr. Chas. Wiehe has been in bed with inflammatory rheumatism.

     Mrs. Leopold Frank is repairing her large brick house on Third street, preparatory to removing there. She will sell groceries.

     Mrs. Rufus Robbins of Cairo, Ill., is visiting Mr. Jno. T. Halliday. Mr. R. is of the firm of Halliday Bros. of that city.

     Mr. Buell Hebard of Mexico, arrived here Saturday night. It has been eight years since he was last in our city.

     Master Lewis, a son of Capt. Gus Donnally, is in our city for a few days’ visit in the family of Capt. Frank Donnally.

     The fire was kindled in Eagle Furnace on Thursday last. Dora Agnew, the eight year old daughter of Jno. L. Agnew, the Superintendent, applied the torch. It will require a week to warm up and then work will begin. They have plenty of ore.

     Mr. Joseph Rightly died on Saturday of consumption, aged 61. He was much respected.

     Mr. Morgan Mollohan has taken his lady to the City to place her under medical treatment.

     Mrs. David R. Scatterday has been visiting Mrs. J. F. Morgan for a few days past.

     Mrs. Jas. C. Priestly has been quite sick for a few days.

     Mrs. J. S. Blackaller of Pomeroy, is visiting her sisters Mrs. E. S. and C. C. Aleshire.

     Mrs. Silas Brosius and Mr. Samuel Brosius and daughter left Monday evening for Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Brosius will probably spend the summer in the East.

     Mr. Wm. Sutton, son-in-law of Mr. Harry Frank, is visiting here.

Jas. Dodd, 72 years of age, committed suicide by drowning in the Guyan river, on Monday week.

     On Wednesday of last week Mr. P. T. Wall was appointed enumerator of the First Ward, vice Maxon resigned for want of time to attend to it. Our Springfield township correspondent writes us that Thos. S. Grove had resigned owing to ill health and that Jno. K. Powell had been appointed enumerator in his place.

Board of Health
     . . . . Premonitory indications already exist of a threatened epidemic of a very serious character, and now is the time to prepare to make the conditions most favorable to modify, at least, if not entirely suppress it. . . . Diarrhea, Flux or Dysentery, Cholera Infantum, Cholera Morbus, and even Asiatic Cholera may become developed to an extent foreign to our usual healthy locality. . . . Many cases of an obstinate nature have already occurred, some proving fatal, and others resisting remedial agents beyond ordinary cases. . . . On the premises of many and especially tenants, accumulates during the winter months piles of ashes and rubbish upon which is thrown all the dish-water and slops from the kitchen and other refuse matter about the house. Here is a mass of filth, as soon as hot weather begins, ready to undergo fermentation and decomposition, and poisonous gases are generated, which impregnate the atmosphere and thus become a source of some infectious disease. . . . Privies, hog-pens and chicken coops become foul and filthy by neglect or carelessness, and are causes for much complaint to the Board of Health. If the owners of hogs and pens were compelled to place them in proximity to their own kitchen or dining-room, . . . few hogs would be found within the city limits. . . . It is the request of the Board of Health that the head of every family or household have his premises examined and remove all decaying or offensive matter, if any exists, and if needed, thoroughly disinfected, before the 20th day of June. Personal inspection after that time, if deemed necessary, will be made by the proper officers, and the law promptly enforced. John Sanns, M.D., Health Officer.

Meigs County Republican
     On account of ill health, R. S. Waddell will give up his extensive law practice in Gallipolis, and expects to start about the 20th of June for Colorado, where he will spend the summer. During his absence, Mrs. Waddell and children will remain with her father Mr. J. M. Evans, of Middleport.

     A little over a year ago, Harrison Spires was killed by the fall of a tree. Recently his wife died very suddenly; and now last Wednesday, the youngest child fell into a cistern of water, and was drowned. The child was living in Cheshire township, Gallia county, in the family of a Mr. Joseph Roush.

     Miss Rhoda Chase and Miss Matt. Crumm have gone to Swan Creek, Gallia County, to visit the family of Frank Sisson.

From Clay Chapel
     Mr. Walter O. Thornily, who has been rusticating a few months near Ottawa, Kan., has just arrived home safe and sound. Mr. Pud is one of our best young men, for young fellows are scarce in this vicinity. We congratulate him on his return to this Land of Flowers.

     Miss Mary Woodyard, who spent a few brief months us, has returned to her home in W.Va.

     Miss Lida Hay closed her school a few weeks ago.

     Mr. Wallace Thornily and lady, who have been visiting relatives and friends at Marietta, have returned home.

From Springfield
     Mr. C. A. Denney and wife mourn the loss of an only child, a promising little boy.

     Rev. P. P. Hamilton organized a Sabbath School of fifty scholars at Oak Grove, on last Sabbath—O. H. Denny, Supt.; M. M. Wilbarger, assistant; S. P. Vaughn, Secretary.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 24, 1880

     Mrs. Daniel Calohan has returned from her visit up north, bringing with her Miss Lillie, who has been attending the School of Design, Cincinnati. Miss C. has brought home some fine specimens of her skill in sketching.

     Mrs. Barlow and grand-son, Harry Brunker, of Middleport, were visitors in our city last week, the guests of Messrs. Henking and Barlow.

     Mrs. P. A. Sanns and Mr. Buell Hebard are visiting relatives in Marietta, O.

     Miss Mary Menager, who has been teaching school at Arbuckle in Mason county, W. Va., has returned home.

     Dr. D. W. Clancy will spend the summer in Europe.

     Uncle Robert Gates has returned from his visit to old friends in Lancaster, O.

     Jo. Bush, working for Mr. Frank Halliday of this city, was arrested on Friday, charged with rape and taken to Lawrence county, O. Bush says he is innocent.

     Ex-Sheriff Amos Ripley, went into his wheat field, Saturday, 77 years old as he is, and swung the cradle for two-thirds of the day, keeping up with the other hands. Not many men of his age could do that.

     Miss Julia Jenkins is visiting friends at Watertown, N.Y.

     Little Jim Kerr rides a Shetland pony weighing 490 pounds; a present from his father.

     Mr. Jas. Morrison was dangerously kicked in the back by a mule on last Thursday, near Vinton, knocking him senseless for several hours. He is recovering slowly.

     Mrs. E. L. Menager and daughter Anna are at Steubenville, Ohio, to spend a few weeks.

     Messrs. R. S. Waddell, and Insurance Agent Evans, left Monday morning for the silver fields of Colorado, where they will spend the summer.

     Mrs. E. B. Wilson, grandmother of Bessie and Lottie Allemong, with the children, has gone to Charleston to spend a few weeks.

     Miss Eliza Sanns has gone to Orange county, N. Y., to spend the summer with relatives.

     Mrs. McKean, an aged lady of Green township, died Saturday.

     Mr. A. L. Langley is building a residence on the Langley farm back of town. He will occupy it as soon as finished.

     For want of information we have omitted to notice the death of Mr. Asa Amos. It occurred at his residence in Perry township on the last day of May. He was an old and respected citizen.

     The machinery of the lower woolen mills was sold last week. ‘Tis a pity that the two first class and costly mills should close up business and be dismantled, when that kind of manufacturing gives employment to so many people.

     Mr. Wm. Jeffers has commenced the erection of his livery stable on Second street. He has received six new buggies for his new stable.

     Mr. J. P. Aleshire is in Cincinnati, a delegate to the National Democratic Convention. Mr. E. S. Aleshire and S. B. Dunbar are in attendance . . . Mr. A. P. Summers took in the Convention. Messrs. Jas. H. Sanns and M. W. Williams are down at the pow-wow . . . Midshipman Edward Nash has gone down to learn how they run the Democratic machine.

     Mr. W. B. Curtis, of Cincinnati, spent the Sabbath with his uncle, Daniel Calohan.

     All mercantile establishments were notified on Saturday night last to keep closed doors on Sunday, hereafter.

     Mrs. Sam’l Smithers has returned to her home in Detroit, Mich.

     Mrs. Cadot, mother of the Cadot boys, has returned to her home in Scioto county.

     Misses Lizzie and Lou Beall are visiting relatives at Proctorville.

     Lieut. Oberlin M. Carter was in the city Tuesday. He returns to West Point on the 5th prox., where he has charge of cadets until Nov. 28th, when he will go to Willett’s Point, Long Island, to join the Engineer Corps, U. S. A.

From Clay Chapel
     We learn that Mr. Ed. Riggs, who has been in failing health for some time past intends spending the summer at Stoneville.

     Mrs. W. D. Graham has been quite ill, but we are happy to say is convalescent. . . . The infant child of our minister, Rev. L. C. Haddoc, has been very sick with lung fever, but is better at the present writing. The adopted child of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hay is also very sick. Dr. Howell from the city is in attendance, and is highly spoken of by all.

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