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The Gallipolis Journal
July 1, 1880

     Mr. Jos. Tallute was quite seriously injured, last week, in the ice house of Mr. S. Goetz. A scaffold gave way throwing him to the bottom and breaking two ribs, besides injuring him otherwise.

     Miss Myrtle Halliday is visiting relatives in Middleport.

     Mr. Jno. C. Oliver, the head engineer of the Diurnal, is home for a rest. John looks well.

     Mrs. A. G. Beall has returned from her visit to Jefferson county, O., bringing with her to spend the summer, her mother, Mrs. Louisa Presbury.

     The drumhead of the Robinson Coal Co., on Kanawha, was burned last week, involving considerable loss. It was supposed to be the work of an incendiary. Mr. Neal Robinson, the head of the firm, is a Gallipolis boy.

     Mr. Jas. Dudley has gone to his home at Charleston, W. Va., for a short visit.

     Mrs. Mary Crooks has returned from Pittsburgh to her home at Mr. W. T. Minturn’s.

     Mr. J. J. Maxon has received from South Carolina a pair of Angora goats, worth $100. John turned them loose and the last glimpse a farmer had of them they were walking a rail fence.

     Mr. Jas. M. Wilson will leave in a week or two for Cincinnati, where he has decided to locate permanently. The class of work Mr. Wilson has been doing will secure him notice wherever he may go. His photos are equal to any that issue from the galleries of large cities.

     Miss Leete has returned to her home at Ironton, O., taking with her a young daughter of Mrs. Jenkins.

     Miss Lizzie Lasley, who has been visiting Mrs. E. N. Perry, has returned to her home at Springfield, O.

     The mother of Mr. S. Bishop died in England, at an advanced age. She was the mother of twenty children.

     The St. Wendel Hotel, formerly known as the Merchants Hotel, has been rented by its old landlord, Mr. Jno. Varney, of Rio Grande, this county. Mr. V. pays $550 per year, with the privilege of renting for a term of years.

From Chambersburg
     Vacant town lots valued at $25 in 1870, by our last appraiser, were valued at $65 to $75. This shows how wonderfully our dirt is growing.

     N. Kinder has moved into his new frame house.

     G. W. Dickey is putting up a saw mill in Chambersburg next month.

     Jimmie Riggs and sisters, Rosa and Jessie, have returned from Delaware, where they have been tending [sic] college the past year. Miss Laura Thornily has returned from the Wesleyan Female College, where she has been the past year.

     Dr. Burtnett, of Ill., gave his friends a call last week after an absence of several years.

     Miss Artie E. Gillett, daughter of H. A. Gillett, M. D., left last week on the steamer Potomac to visit friends at Quaker Bottom.

     We have a cigar factory here. Mr. I. J. Boston is the genial proprietor, assisted by Fred Meyer, a number one workman from Smoky City.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 8, 1880

     Mrs. J. C. Kerr and family of Cincinnati, are here to spend the summer with relatives in the county.

     Mr. John H. Phillips, another Gallia boy, and a graduate of Marietta College, will assist Auditor Stafford in his office during the coming six weeks. Mr. P. is from Greenfield township.

     Willie, a young brother of Mr. C. W. Ernsting, is in town.

     The project to number the houses is meeting with a great deal of favor. We have consulted our painters and find that the numbers properly painted can be put on at the low price of 25 cents. Now let our council give us some beneficial legislation and something too that the business men demand.

     Mr. Albert Stewart of Cincinnati and Mr. Ross Stewart of Evansville, were here in attendance upon their father’s funeral.

     Mr. Edward Pickering of West Milton, O., with a full outfit, is here among his old friends, to rod their buildings. Mr. P. has been doing business here since 1871, and is a gentleman in every sense of the term.

     Mr. J. P. Gibson has gone to Minnesota to engage in business.

     Mrs. Wm. Waddell has been very low for some time.

     Mr. J. D. Bailey has another fine boy at his house.

     The stores of H. R. Bradbury and Franklin Smith, Cheshire, were burglarized Sunday night. Nothing missed but a few dollars in small change.

     T. B. Bancroft, of this city, has secured a contract for grading 23 miles of the Detroit and Butler R.R. He wants laborers and teams.

     Our old friend Frank LeClercq, Esq., is in town. He looks better than for many years past.

     Guyan township knocks the persimmons with a population of 2,275. This is the more remarkable as it shows a gain of 906 since the last census. They don’t require an extensive alphabet of capitals with which to commence family names, as 247 use a C; 261 use a W, and 438 use an S. 73 are named Chapman and 130 are named Sheets, the largest list in any township of any one family name. [. . .]

     Mr. Jacob Welker and family returned from Nebraska, Saturday last, to go back to their old home at Vinton. Mr. W. reports Nebraska as a miserable country to live in. He says that people are compelled to burrow holes in the ground in which to seek shelter during the terrible storms that prevail there. In crop times the droughts are long, when it is almost impossible to raise anything.

     Mr. Graves Hubbard is off for his mountain home at Malden, W. Va., to spend a short time.

     Mr. L. Meis, of Covington, Ky., was in town this week, after his wife, who has been visiting at Mr. Henry Weil’s at Vinton.

     Dr. A. L. Norton, of Portsmouth, came from Gallia Furnace and joined his family here, last week.

     Mrs. Dr. Maxon has returned home from her visit to her daughter in Milton, W. Va.

     Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mitchell left this morning to visit Rev. Walter Mitchell in Brown county, O.

     Miss Anna Chapdu has returned home from a visit to her sister in the West.

     Mrs. Carrie Conner is lying quite sick at the residence of Roman Menager.

     Miss L. Young, of Columbus, visiting Miss Ella Young of Fair Haven, was in town last week.

     Mrs. Brammer and daughter of Ironton, were visiting Mr. S. S. Brammer, last week.

     Mr. V. S. Colbert of St. Louis, was here last week, visiting his children at Mr. Jno. T. Talbott.

     Mrs. Capt. Jno. Livesay and her niece, Nellie Jenvey, are stopping at the residence of Mrs. Jno. Nevius.

     Mr. Morg. Mollohan and family are off for the mountains of West Virginia to spend the summer.

     Messrs. John and Nicholas Bealing have returned to their home at Ft. Wayne, Ind., for a short visit.

     A young son of Sol. Thomas was seriously injured on Monday by having a cow jump against him, producing concussion of the brain. He lay unconscious for three hours.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 15, 1880

     A large and brilliant company gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S. Hayward on Wednesday evening, July 7th, to witness the marriage of Mr. Geo. S. Beall, son of Henry Beall, Esq. of this city, and manager of Harmison’s store at Parkersburg, W. Va., and Miss Mattie H. Stephenson, daughter of Rev. G. S. Stevenson [sic] and granddaughter of Solomon Hayward. A hundred guests shone in elegant dresses [sic], and moved among each other with the ease and grace that can only be felt where the genius of a natural hostess presides. The rooms were brilliantly illuminated, showing the grand floral decorations, which blushed in every corner. The large number of elegant presents were shown to the guests upon their arrival by our host. At 8:30 o’clock the bridal couple descended the stairs, entered the parlor and were pledged in the sacred covenant of marriage by Rev. Mr. Chapin, the Presbyterian minister of Middleport.       
     Congratulations were showered on the happy couple by the guests, after which tables were spread in both rooms and the company sat down to a feast, which for good taste, elegance, bounteousness and richness, has never been exceeded in this city. We were surprised at the immense number of rich cakes, covering the whole range of culinary science in that line.
     At ten o’clock the bride and groom went aboard the Steamer Telegraph en route to Cincinnati and thence Columbus, O., the home of the bride’s parents. We noticed among the guests from abroad: Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Priestly of Winfield, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Beall and Mrs. T. B. Presbury of Steubenville, O. The happy couple are expected home this Wednesday to spend a few days, when they will go to Parkersburg, their future home. [A very long list of gifts, many of silver, and their donors, follows.]

     Mr. Edward Ecker, formerly merchant here, is spending a few days with his father-in-law, John Dunn. Esq.

     The first billiard table ever brought to Gallipolis, is in the possession of W. C. Miller, jr.

     Our old friend Edward Damron, bookkeeper for Miles & Bancroft, of Columbus, O., is here spending a few days among relatives. He is the same old Tobe as of yore.

     Mr. John Atkinson is off for Saliersville, Ky., to spend the summer with his sons, who are in business at that point.

     Mr. Evan Edwards of Greenfield town, 88 years old, recently walked 28 miles in one day.

     Mrs. J. C. Griggs and family of Memphis, Tenn., are spending the summer with Mr. Abel Jacobs of Huntington township.

     Billy McClurg is clerking on the steamer Boone.

     Mr. Frank McDaniel of Greenfield, who has been very sick, is recovering.

     Miss Lena Miles, daughter of W. Y. Miles, of Columbus, is visiting Mr. Jno. T. Halliday.

     A noted bully named Charles McNealy, had his head considerably beaten up on Sunday morning. At one time, he was reported dead, but is all right we understand.

    Mr. Jno. G. Cherington is at his old place in the store of the Gallipolis Hardware Co.

     Andrew W. Donnally, son-in-law of Capt. John C. Ruby, died in Charleston, W. Va., last week. A wife and one child survive him.

     Mrs. John Taylor and brother James, have gone up the Kanawha, to visit friends and relatives.

     Rev. Simeon Hutsinpiller was in the city last week. He is located at Zanesville, O.

     Mrs. J. N. Beard is visiting Mr. C. C. Naret at Charleston, W. Va.

     Miss Amy Lyon, daughter of Rev. E. Lyon, is visiting her parents in this city.

     The horse driven by Dr. Lattin Monday evening, ran away throwing himself and wife to the ground. The left arm of Mrs. L. was broken above the wrist and the right arm at the elbow. Mrs. L. is at Mr. S. G. Keller’s just above the city, where the accident happened. Dr. Newton was called.

     Mrs. C. C. Weibert has been quite sick.

     Mrs. Jno. Leighty, nee Laura Denny, of Ironton, is visiting relatives in the county.

     Miss Mamie Simms is visiting at Capt. Fred Ford’s.

     Mrs. W. H. Hutchinson has gone East to spend the summer, and our William looks lonely.

     Mr. Jno. T. Talbott and family left for their home in Florida this Wednesday morning.

     Mr. Jno. Robinson, the fruit vendor, is quite sick Fred Hereford, a young man who attended school at the Gallia Academy last winter, died at his uncle’s last Saturday, of pneumonia. He was the last of the family of the late Junius Hereford. He was a young man of excellent morals very quiet and much respected.

     Mr. Andrew Sprague and daughter Viola of Cincinnati, are visiting relatives in this city.

     The Ohio Blue Sulphur Springs, near Kygerville, this county, are now open for visitors.

     Invitations are out for the marriage, at Chicago, July 19th, of Mr. Edward H. Andrews, formerly of this city, and Miss Abbie Stahl.

     Miss Minnie Mahan of Middleport is visiting her Uncle, David Womeldorff, and other relatives here.

     Miss Anna Cox is visiting relatives up the Kanawha.

     On Friday night, Mr. Henry Livingston informed Deputy Marshal Maxon of the operations of a counterfeiter. Maxon followed his man during the night and finally bagged his game on Saturday morning. An examination of his pockets revealed him to be R. W. Higgins, a resident of Greasy Ridge, Guyan township, this county. Some trinkets, letters, a lot of good money and 2 half dollars in spurious coin were found also in his pockets. It was learned that he had passed four pieces of coin in as many establishments. Thos. Franklin, a comrade of Higgins in his purchases on Friday, was arrested as an accomplice, but it appearing that he was innocent was turned loose. Higgins was taken away from Maxon by a warrant and will probably be tried by the civil authorities here.

     Mrs. A. P. Kerr of Delaware, O., is visiting relatives in the county.

     Mr. Martin McHale has purchased a large lot of material and machinery for the purpose of again engaging in the manufacture of brooms. He will employ 15 hands. He is waiting at present to secure a large room in which to work.

     Mr. Jas. B. Malone of Grayson, Ky.., and Miss Catherine Hargis of Catlettsburg, Ky., sisters-in-law of ‘Squire Damron, are visiting relatives here.

     Mr. Henry Holcomb, of Chicago, was the guest, this week, of his cousin Mrs. Ira W. Booton.

     Mr. Brooks Irwin, formerly of Clipper Mills, this county, recently defeated McMannis, the champion runner of the Northwest, in a mile race, winning 30 yards. He is giving speed exhibitions of ten mile running. It was at a point in Illinois.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 22, 1880

     On Sabbath, Aug. 8th, 1880, we expect to dedicate the new church, now completed, near the site of the old Alexander Church, on the Gallipolis Circuit, Ohio Conference, M. E. Church. We cordially invite all, both ministers and laity, who are interested, and who can, to be with us on that occasion. P. P. Hamilton

     The Vinton folks skip in to the city on the railroad right along, and rather like it too. Mr. E. Deletombe took in the entire line of our railroad last week, and likes the looks of things.

For the Journal, Columbus, O., July 15, 1880
     The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Reunion to be held in this city on the 10th, 11th and 12th of August promises to be the grandest affair of the kind ever held in the State. . . . It is thought that over a hundred thousand visitors will be present. . . . As no doubt a great many of the soldier boys of Gallia intend coming up on that occasion, I send you for publication a programme, which will give a full explanation of all the arrangements.      The State Fair Ground has been selected as the place of rendezvous . . . W. S. M.
We understand arrangements are in progress here, by which an excursion train will be run over the O. & W. Va. R.R. The plan is to leave Gallipolis on the morning of the 11th, and return on the evening of the 12th, thus giving the excursionists two of the leading days of the Reunion. . . . We refer interested parties to Col. L. Z. Cadot, who has taken hold of the matter with his accustomed energy.

     Mr. Chas. Mack had a slight attack of facial neuralgia last week, but is much better now.

     Mr. C. W. Mathews, of Cheshire, received a letter from his brother, Aaron, of Hancock Co., Ill., stating that their brother Elisha Matthews, of Carthage, Ill., was prostrated with a severe stroke of paralysis. And also of the death of Mr. A. B. Ewing, of Ferris, Ill., on the 24th of last June. Both these gentlemen were born and raised in this county, and moved with their families to Illinois many years ago.

     Prof. Hartford gave a parlor concert at the residence of Mr. Silas Brosius, Saturday evening. He is (a) star on the organ, accordion and harp, and as a singer. The listening crowd had appreciative ears.

     Miss S. Maria Blagg has exhibited to us specimens of her china painting. . . . She is par excellence. Her portrait and scenic painting can not be excelled.

     Mr. H. C. Shoemaker is determined to make the St. Wendel Hotel shine with success. He will run busses to the river and R.R.

     Capt. Evans, as administrator of Joseph Hunt, deceased, filed his petition in the Probate Court last week for an order to sell the real estate of the decedent, and Saturday obtained an order to this effect. The homestead will be preserved, but the balance of the realty has been sub-divided and will be sold at once. The indebtedness of the estate is about $29,000.

     Col. Porte [sic] C. Alger, of Baltimore, was in the city visiting relatives last week.

     Mr. J. R. Stuart, late Deputy Sheriff, has received the appointment of mail agent. He has been assigned to duty on the river route between Gallipolis and Wheeling. He will make a good officer.

     Mr. Charles McNeil, who was characterized in the last Journal as a noted bully, called upon us to have a correction of this objectionable term. It is true he got into trouble on the occasion cited, but it was not of his seeking. He was assailed by four individuals, he claims, without just cause, and came out second best by the power of numbers only. He claims not to be a bully, but a peaceable man, fully able and willing to defend his person on all occasions.

     Miss Amy Nash is visiting Miss Mary Bukey at Parkersburg. Miss N. will return and bring the above lady with her.

     Bub Lasley went through the formalities last week of hauling the first load of passengers to the O. &. W.Va. R. R Depot They were deposited on the depot site, from whence they boarded the train.

     Miss Lydia Gates, of Charleston, is visiting in the family of Capt. R. Hamilton.

     The fire Friday noon was only a small blaze on the roof of the old Episcopal church, a few doors below the St. Charles Hotel.

     Mr. A. W. Allemong was called to Charleston, W. Va., last week, by the sickness of his daughter Bessie.

     Mrs. Prof. Baird is off to Chicago, Ill., for a few weeks’ visit to relatives.

     About two miles of iron remain to be laid. The approaching locomotives greet each other with their whistles. In these two miles are two bridges. One of them was completed Monday, but the approaches have yet to be made. The other bridge has arrived, and as needed is being hauled by wagons to its destination. The construction force at this end can go no further. The ballasting train at this end is dropping gravel about four miles beyond Vinton while the ballasting and surfacing forces are at Vinton. The R. R. Co. has bought through the Mutual Aid Society lot, the Fenner and the Dills lot, and are at work changing the Fourth-Cedar street curve. The Co. has also bought all of the river side of the square on Front street from Cedar down to Dr. Van Vleck’s residence, for a freight depot. The gravel trains make a round trip in about two hours. Seven houses will be removed from the Front street purchases of the railroad.

     Mr. Julius Friedman is studying law with White & Holcomb.

     Mrs. M. W. Williams is visiting Mrs. Jas. Ledile at Middleport, O.

     Mr. Wm. Beare has a fine big boy at his house.

     Mr. Thos. Parker and lady of Ironton are visiting Mrs. Jno C. Graham. They bring with them the bright little Mary Graham who had been visiting there.

     Mr. Jeffries, of Pennsylvania, is visiting Miss Sarah Cubbage of Front street. On Wednesday night of last week, some sneak thief entered the room of the old gentleman and abstracted $40 from the pockets of his pantaloons. Some parties are suspected but no arrests have been made.

     Miss Minnie James of Marietta is visiting her sister, Mrs. Capt. Miles Brown.

     Mr. Jos. DeLille was overcome by heat last week, while threshing. He is all right now. Mrs. Judge Nash has been seriously ill the past week, but is improving at present. Mr. Alex. McIntyre is down with neuralgia of the heart. Phil. Lepert was sun-struck last week.

     We are to have a new citizen. Mr. H. C. Cherington of Centreville, will come to town and take the residence now occupied by Mr. P. A. Pitman, Mr. P. taking the new Gilman residence on Third street.

     Mrs. Geo. W. Clark has gone to Pennsylvania to spend the Summer.

     Mr. John Gilbert of Montana, is visiting his mother-in-law, Mrs. H. H. Jones. Mr. G. belonged to the old Trumbull Guards, stationed here during the war.

     Benjamin, the little son of Mrs. Jos. Croninger, had his feet badly burned in a brickyard, on Sunday last.

     Miss Hattie Wells of Middleport, is the guest of Miss Myrtle Halliday.

     Mrs. W. A. Long, of Steubenville, and children will arrive here this evening, to spend a few weeks.

     Mr. and Mrs. Jno. T. Halliday and son Earnest, left for Manitou Springs, Col., Monday morning, for the benefit of their health. They will be gone some time.

     Mrs. S. Comstock and daughter Ella are visiting friends at Glenwood, W. Va.

     Mr. Basil Beall, traveling salesman for Jno. Shillito & Co., Cincinnati, is home on his annual visit. Basil had the pleasure of meeting two new sisters-in-law, neither of whom had he met previously.

     Mr. Stanley F. Brading, one of our best young men, goes to Chattanooga, Tenn., this week, to teach school.

     Mr. John Martin is home for a few days to regain his health.

     The railroad company has purchased a lot on Fourth street, on which they will move the house of Mrs. Celia Norton, located now on the recently purchased Front street property.

     Miss Flavia Stewart is visiting in the family of Prof. Chase at Pomeroy. The Professor is on a visit East at his old home.

Fatal Accident
     Andrew Carmen, living near Porter, came to the city Tuesday, and started home in a wagon between four and five o’clock with G. W. Rimmey. At the R.R. crossing near Hawkins’ barn the horses became frightened at a gravel train, and plunging about, threw Carmen out breaking his neck. Rimmey was not hurt. Carmen had been drinking during the day.

From Symmes
     Frank McDaniel, sr., has been very sick with lung fever, but is around again. The wife of Mr. McDaniel is also very sick.

     The funeral sermon of Friend McDaniel, Esq., will be preached at the same place (cross roads church near McDaniel’s School House, Free Will Baptist denomination), the fifteenth of Aug. by Elder Wm. McDaniel at three o’clock.

From Clay Chapel
     Miss Clara Baker, who has been teaching at Sardis, closed her school last week with a picnic; she has the winter school engaged.

     Miss Sadie McDaniel, who has been visiting here, has returned to your city.

     Miss Anna Thornily has quite a music class at Chambersburg.

     Mr. J. L. Jenkins, of Augusta, Ky., is on a visit to his sister Mrs. L. Hay.

     Rev. L. C. Haddox and family, who have been visiting relatives at Marietta, have returned.

     Mr. James Riggs, and sisters, Misses Rose and Jessie, who have been attending school at the Delaware University have returned home for vacation.

     Mr. Friend Thornily, who has been attending school at Marietta, is back. His sister, Miss Laura, has returned from the Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College, where she has been the past year.

     Miss Lydia Hay is visiting her sister, Mrs. James Coffman, in Green Bottom.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 29, 1880

     Miss Lou Stanley is visiting relatives at Sciotoville. Miss Effie Van Vleck is visiting at Winfield, W. Va. Miss Annie Vanden is visiting relatives at Dayton, O.

     Miss Lillie Calohan has made a very fine crayon portrait of old Mrs. Maguet, aged 93. Miss C. will place her work on exhibition.

     Mrs. Jonas Neal and daughter, of Toledo, are visiting Mrs. Judge Nash.

     Mrs. Mary Crooks and Mrs. W. T. Minturn have gone to Pittsburgh, to see the former’s sister, who is sick.

     Mrs. C. C. Aleshire returned home last week, bringing with her her sister, Mrs. Kate Weller, daughter of H. M. Onderdonk of Hempstead, N. Y.

     We met Mr. Francis M. Grover last week. Mr. G. is an old resident of this place and resides at Wabash, Ind., the city of electric lights. Although blind, Mr. O. is a practical phrenologist and archaeologist and is writing a book upon the latter subject. To aid him he will open some of the Indian mounds in this vicinity. Any one having Indian relics can communicate with him at Kyger, his present address. Mr. G. will also deliver lectures here, soon.

     Mr. Edward Andrews and bride were in the city last week stopping with his uncle, Mr. W. C. Hayward. Ed. looks like one of the solid men.

     The family of Mr. D. H. Baldridge are summering at their old home in Noble county, Ohio.

     Mr. Wm. M. Burton is Postmaster at Radcliff station on the O. & W. Va. R. R.

     The preliminary examination of R. W. Higgins, occurred on Friday. There being insufficient evidence he was discharged. Deputy U. S. Marshal Jas. W. Stone immediately arrested him on the same charge and took him to Columbus, O., for trial. Higgins is charged with counterfeiting.

     Mr. Wm. O. Wyatt has gone to him home at Guyandotte, for a short recreation. Mr. Will Clendenin has gone to Marietta, to visit relatives. Mrs. Harop has gone to Cincinnati to visit her son who is in business there.

     Some idea of the number of people who come to town to trade may be gained, when it is known that the little steamer New Era brought 120 passengers to this city, on last Saturday.

     Miss Mamie Mears of Steubenville is the guest of Miss Anna Menager.

     Mrs. Cynthia Burke, of Front street, died last week.

     Mr. Leopold Frank, on Saturday, had a severe attack of some kind, akin to paralysis. At present writing, though confined to bed, he is improving.

     Miss Jennie Gibbons, of Ironton, is stopping with her sister, Mrs. S. S. Brammer, who is quite sick.

     Mr. Noah Baxter, who left Morgan township in 1871, and settled in Howard county, Neb., is back on a visit to his father who is quite ill. He is looking well, and reports everything swimming along about right. He says that Mr. Thompson McNabb, also from this county, is a near neighbor of his.

     C. M. Holcomb, Esq., is in receipt of an invitation from the Republican State Central Committee to take the stump this canvas when and where in the State he may desire.

     George White, boarding at Blackburns, walked out of his bedroom window in his sleep, Sunday night, and broke his left arm.

     Who is responsible for the manner in which paupers are buried at the old cemetery? If the old cemetery is so full that humans have to be crowded together in a ditch without a mark denoting the occupant of the grave, then if necessary we will purchase a third cemetery.

     Capt. J. H. Evans and family left Tuesday morning for Kansas to visit relatives.

     Mrs. Albert Mossman is sick with malarial fever.

     A mule belonging to Jno. R.. McCormick lost a shoe, and being worked his foot became tender. Being turned loose to recreate, he deliberately walked to a blacksmith shop, had himself shod and came home.

     Mr. Robt. Jones, of Malden, is visiting his cousin, George McIntyre.

     Mr. Zach Mauck was in town last week. Zach looks comparatively better.

     Miss Jennie Johnson is visiting relatives in Ironton.

     Mrs. I. N. Reifsnyder and sister, Miss Cleaver, of Kansas, are spending a couple of weeks with Mrs. T. B. Bancroft.

     Mr. J. N. Schmucker and bride spent Sunday in our city, the guest of Mr. Frank Hill.

     On Monday, Mr. J. L. Hayward sold to Mr. J. H. Schaaf, of Cincinnati, the stock of drugs of the Third Ward Drug Store. Price $2,150 cash. Mr. H. leases the storeroom to Mr. S. for the term of three years and agrees not to engage in the drug business in the Ward for that length of time. Mr. H. is in poor health and will do nothing for the present. Mr. S. is a well appearing German, with a family of four. He will take control in person on the 4th of August.

     Mr. and Mrs. Zach Cating have gone up the Kanawha, to spend the summer. Misses Ford and Sims and Mr. George Brosius have gone to Barboursville, W. Va., to spend a couple of weeks.

     Mr. Val Gentry is home from Cincinnati to spend a few days with his father.

     Mr. Reuben Canaday took cattle to the Cincinnati market, this week. He had better arm himself before returning, because a twelve-pound boy has taken possession of his house since his departure.

     Mr. Jacob Kerns is very low with lung disease at his home in the country.

     Mr. R. W. Mercer, the coin buyer of Cincinnati, is in the city, the guest of Capt. Jonathan Hamilton, his brother-in-law.

     Mrs. Frank Halliday has returned from her visit to her old home at Delaware, O.

     Policeman Bashore had a lively little tussle on the wharf boat, Saturday, in attempting to arrest a couple of disorderly countrymen. After two or three knock-downs he bagged his game.

     On Monday, Lew, a little son of George Heaton, had the whole of his little finger sand-papered off, at the furniture factory. The little fellow bore it like a hero.

     On Wednesday, George Ritz, a lessee of two coal mines just above Cheshire, was arrested upon the affidavit of his daughter Mary, aged 17, charging him with the horrible crime of incest. Mary stated that her father had forcible intercourse with her at the age of nine, and that he has continued his lustful conduct since. That he is addicted to drink and the abuse of his family. At the conclusion of the trial Squire Matthews bound him over to court in the sum of $300, which bail Ritz gave, and proceeded to settle some business with his bondsman. That night a large number of citizens collected to do him violence, when the Constable was sent for and Ritz was run off in the night time to the jail. We saw the prisoner and he permitted an interview. He admits his drunken habits and rough language when in that condition, but denied the above charge. He can give no motive for his daughter’s prosecution, and candidly acknowledges her good reputation for truth and chastity. Mary is said to be enciente. The wife of Ritz is the mother of 9 living children. The neighbors of Ritz give him a fair character and the appearance of the man is not bad.

From Vinton
     We can now glide into Gallipolis with ease by rail. We are getting ready for the reunion at Columbus on the 10th, and the programme of starting on the 11th and coming back on the 12th doesn’t suit the Old Soldier Boys at all. They want to stay the 3 days out, and get a chance to shake hands all around, and talk over old times a little; besides they want to see the city and its institutions, which they can’t begin to do in anything less than 3 days.

     We know of no better place than this for some young fellow to start up a paper; we will soon have a daily mail and telegraph, and the valley of Raccoon needs a paper. We do not care about a political paper, but one that will be devoted to the development of the Raccoon Valley, with all her mineral possessions, coal, iron, fire clay, etc.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 5, 1880

     Some two or three weeks ago one Lewis Rankin, aged about thirty years, son of Wm. J. Rankin, of Guyan township, was sent up here for adjudication as a lunatic. Judge Cowden held an inquest, summoning Drs. Sanns and Rathburn as experts. They decided that the fellow was not exactly right mentally, but thought probably it proceeded from a temporary internal derangement. He appeared perfectly harmless. The court committed him to jail, and from thence he was taken to the Infirmary. Here he became possessed of seven devils. On Friday night he climbed out of the dormer window of his room, passed along the roof of the main building to the roof of the kitchen department which he set on fire, and returned to his room. One of the inmates discovered it soon after, who alarmed Superintendent Hott. The latter soon extinguished what would have proven a bad business for Gallia county. On Saturday Judge Cowden adjudged Rankin a lunatic, and he will be taken to the Asylum this week.

     Capt. Ernest W. Spencer is now the owner of the steam yacht Gold Dust, a new boat to be used on the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Oregon. He is a son of Mrs. Fannie Spencer, of this city.

     Mr. D. W. Jones was at his old home at McArthur last week.

     Mr. C. C. Naret was down from Charleston a few days. Charley says he didn’t know what responsibility meant until he got a baby at his house.

     What might have been a serious runaway occurred on Thursday evening. A horse and buggy driven by Mr. E. Cloud, and containing the two daughters of Mr. John Varney, became unruly, and running off threw all out, with slight injuries. The buggy was a total wreck.

     Mr. Jas. R. Stuart is home, down with the fever.

     Mr. R. M. McBride and lady, of New Castle, Penn., are here visiting Mr. Geo. D. McBride.

     Miss Lalla Vance is sojourning in the Queen City, the guest of her brother, Dr. Vance.

     Dr. Howell’s new house on Second street has more convenience, ventilation and taste to the square foot than any house in town. Jas. Mullineaux, builder; Robert Cochrane, painter.

     Mrs. Dye, nee Combs, with children, are here visiting her mother, Mrs. Harop.

     An old physical wreck, named Wm. O’Connor claimed to have been robbed on last Thursday of $17 in silver. Parties who had seen his money, say he had a large amount of both silver and paper money, and that the old man was undoubtedly robbed.

     Mrs. Dr. Hanson has been seriously ill during the past week, but at present writing is improving. She is one of our most estimable ladies—a daughter of Mr. H. R. Bell—and we hope to chronicle her perfect recovery.

     Miss Maggie Wright, one of the colored teachers in our colored schools, has secured a position as copyist in the Treasury Department at Washington.

     Mr. Chas. H. Summers will leave for Cincinnati, to attend law school.

     Last week two teams were left on the Public Square from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., without food or water. Form a(n) S.P.C.A.

     Mr. Frank Graham left for Eastman College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Sunday evening. He will take a full collegiate course.

     Mr. R. W. Waddell has returned from Colorado, and was in our city, this week.

     A party was given at the residence of Mrs. Young above the city on Monday, in honor of Miss Mattie Young and brother Will.

     Miss Minnie Walker of Delaware, O., is visiting relatives in this county.

     The broom firm of Jno. T. Cating & Co. have dissolved and quit business. Mr. Martin McHale is using a portion of Mr. Alex Robinson’s building on State street for a broom factory.

     Mr. Jas. Morrison having just recovered from the kick of a mule, was kicked by a horse on Monday, cutting quite a gash above the eye.

     Mr. Gus Roedell has been laid up for a few days by sickness. He is out again.

     Misses Dora Weese and Cora Mack of Middleport, are the guests of the Misses Mack.

     Mr. Burt Hanson has retired from his position at Jno. T. Halliday & Co’s, and Mr. White of W. Va., takes his place.

     Mrs. Jas. Irwin has returned from her extended visit in the Hoosier State.

     A petition to the Governor is in circulation asking the pardon of John Evan Jones, who was convicted of a rape on Mary Carter, aged 13 years, in Harrison township. Jones was sent up in 1878 for 8 years. An affidavit has been procured from the girl stating that she met Jones by agreement, and that she had sworn falsely upon the trial at which he was convicted. All of the jury, upon this affidavit, have signed the petition for his pardon. Judge Bradbury in his letter to the Governor states that if the affidavit is true Jones should be pardoned, but adds that there was evidence on the trial corroborating the girl’s testimony. Pros. Atty. White in his statement to the Governor gives this corroborating evidence, together with other facts. Jones upon his trial showed himself to be a libertine. The whole thing turns upon the question whether the girl’s affidavit is a true statement, or whether she has been unduly induced to swear to an affidavit prepared by an attorney.

For the Journal, Gallipolis, July 31, 1880
     Editor Journal:—In your issue of the 29th you ask, Who is responsible for the manner in which paupers are buried at the old cemetery. In answer, I would say that the Board of Cemetery Trustees passed an order over two years ago, forbidding interments of paupers after that date in the old cemetery grounds. The sexton and Township Trustees were notified of that order, and also that ample grounds had been provided and laid out in Mound Hill Cemetery for the burial of paupers. T. S. Ford, Sup’t of Cemetery.

Gallia’s Pleasure Resort
      Take the level river road to Cheshire, pass up the beautiful Kyger Valley, by roads as good, for the distance of five miles and you are at the Ohio Blue Sulphur Springs. Here is beauty of scenery, fertility of soil and pure air. The old John Eakin frame farm house, with ten rooms, rests on a beautiful elevation, with a green lawn to give it an air of elegance. The rooms are clean, so are the halls, and the food is not behind either. Here resides our host, Mr. D. R. Jacobs, with his family—a gentleman of hospitality, with a disposition to return two favors for one. Across the road from the house the Blue Sulphur Spring bubbles from the bowels of the earth beneath to battle with the phantom of dissolution in that wonderful machine, man. Ballasted, bound and gagged with a huge rock, adorned by the skill of man, the blue water forces its way through an orifice, and is held in a basin 3 feet 4 in. in depth and 3 feet in diameter. Take it from its own receptacle, with its subterranean blush and prison-free vivacity and you quaff a draught which goes down wonderfully well. . . . Nature has brewed this broth and put sulphur with lime, magnesia and alum, in doses a compromise between Homeopathy and Allopathy. . . . Around the point of the hill, a half mile from the house, the “iron” spring modestly seeks the light of day. The water is white with its burden of lime as a carbonate and with sulphur. . . . An old salt well full of inflammable gas is a short distance from the house. The terms vary from four to six dollars per week, according to accommodations.
     On Saturday last a meeting of the Incorporators was advertised, for the purpose of forming a stock company to make certain improvements to render it a thorough pleasure resort. We were shown over the grounds by Mr. H. B. Smith, of Pomeroy, the owner of the 870 acres of land upon which the springs are located. He contemplates a race track, hotel, salt baths and other improvements. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Sanns, and Mr. E. S. Aleshire, of our county, are among the incorporators. Capital $25,000, in shares of $100 each. For want of a full attendance nothing was done. We thank our host for a fine dinner.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 12, 1880

     Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Day are now living in Columbus. Their address is No. 118 Chestnut St.

     On Thursday the houses on the lots bought by the railroad company were sold at public auction. The three belonging to Messrs. Roman Menager and E. J. Donnally were sold, two to J. J. Pool for $125 and $43 and the other to Sam’l Roberts for $18. The rear of the Celia E. Norton house was sold to C. A. Clendinen for $35.50, and the Mrs. Berridge house to the same for $130. The O. Richards house and Julia A. Walker house to Geo. Kling for $100 and $45 respectively. Total receipts, $496.50. Mrs. Celia Norton has removed her house to her lot on Third street, recently purchased. Geo. Kling will remove his houses across Chickamauga, and the John White house will be taken to Capt. Hamilton’s lot, corner of Spruce and Front streets.

     The infant child of H. B. Dame died on Monday of last week.

     During the past year there have been eight persons sent to the penitentiary from this county at an aggregate cost of $1,184.29. Their names are John H. Jeffers, Wm. Lane, Sidney Short, Henry Roark, Sam’l Caloway, Ansel Sigler, Wm. Jinks and Dennis Flanring. Fifteen have been convicted of assault and battery.

     We put Mr. Michael McHale against the world for broom making. Recently he made 150 brooms in one day, 75 being considered a good day’s work. He frequently makes 100 and 120 per day.

     Mrs. Ingham has returned from St. Louis and is at the residence of C. D. Bailey, Esq.

     Mr. Wm. H. Brown has gone to Montana with his brother-in-law Mr. Jno. Gilbert.

     Miss Nettie Frank will go with Mrs. A. E. Irwin, of Charleston, to rusticate in the country.

     Watermelons were retailing two for a nickel on Saturday.

     Mrs. J. B. Dowling, of Middleport, was visiting her old home here, last week.

     Mrs. Judith Ruffner, of Pt. Pleasant, and Miss Kate Hite, of Guyandotte, are the guests of Mrs. J. E. Hebard.

     Mr. Charles Johnson, Jr., has been down sick for some time.

     Invitations are out for the celebration of the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mills, Saturday, Aug. 14th. They are of a generation of influential families and will gather about them the best. Mrs. Mills’ maiden name was McCormick.

     Rev. Bowen and family left for Kansas, this week, where Mr. B. takes a new pastorate. Mr. Jerry Bowen and wife accompany them.

     Lieut. Jas. B. Aleshire will report to his regiment for duty during the last of September. His regiment is now in the northern part of California.

     Miss Ida Nevius is visiting in the family of Dr. Meeks, at Hartford City.

     Mr. Will Holloway was off the river last week, looking after the interest of that baby. Mr. Lewis Halliday is at home, his boat being laid up. Mr. Jas. Halliday, of the steamer Paris C. Brown, was home this week.

     Miss Laura Andrew has gone to Portsmouth, to make her home.

     Mrs. Mears, of Steubenville, is visiting Mrs. E. L. Menager, in addition to her daughter Nannie.

     Mr. N. H. Hickson, the sewing machine man, has moved to Summersville, Nicholas County, W. Va.

     Mr. W. F. Herbert has been confined to his bed for a week, at his home in this city.

     Mrs. Amos A. White of the Western Reserve, is visiting her brother-in-law, Mr. A. M. White. She will stay a month.

     New buildings everywhere in our city. On every street, long and short, and in the alleys you can see the mark of progress. [ . . . ]

     Miss Kate Clark, of Racine, is visiting at Mr. F. M. Bovie’s.

     Mr. Hugh Thorn is very sick with inflammation of the stomach and is not expected to live.

     Mrs. Jno. W. Deem, living opposite the Point, died on Sunday last, from suffocation, and was taken through the city Monday, for burial. She was very large, weighing when in health, more than 300 pounds.

     Mr. Jas. R. Stuart is not improving very fast.

     Messrs. Frank Gills and Walter Sherwood will occupy C. C. Weibert’s new house at the foot of Second street.

     Judge McDougal, with his family, of Gallatin, Missouri, are stopping at Mrs. McD’s father, Mr. E. K. Chapdu. They will be here two weeks.

     Jno. E. Jones, convicted here two years ago for rape on the person of Mary M. Carter, has been pardoned out of the State prison. Mary had sworn to an affidavit saying that her former evidence against him was false.

     Dr. A. J. Beardsley and family are visiting relatives in the county.

     Messrs. S. R. Drummond and W. W. Franklin have returned from school at Lebanon. The latter will form a class in penmanship in our city.

     Mr. Chas. Lupton is keeping the books at Lawson & Bell.

     Mr. Frank Morgan has a little girl stranger at his house.

     Mrs. Dr. Hanson shows but slight signs of improvement.

     Lieut. Ed. W. Nash and classmate are back home from a trip through the mountains.

     Rev. P. P. Hamilton preached the dedicatory services of Alexandria church, last Sabbath.

     Jerome McCune was injured last Saturday while unloading ice from the train.

     Messrs. W. F. Pitrat and Frank Ford left Tuesday morning for Colorado to grow up with the country. We wish them success.

     Mr. Wm. Wynne, formerly clerk at J. D. Bailey’s, was in town this week. He is one of the necessities at Waterloo, where he is doing business.

     Mr. Paul Fenner has been promoted twice since going to the City to sell dry goods. He is with Alms & Doepke, in charge of the lace department.

     Mr. Frank C. Wood is confined to his home by sickness. Come out of that, Frank.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 19, 1880

     Mr. Sam’l McElhinney has bought a farm of Mr. Leonard Rhodes, in Springfield township, and will become a granger. Mr. McElhinney sold his property in the city to the railroad company.

     Mrs. E. H. Lauer, teacher in Room 9 of the city schools, has tendered her resignation. It is rumored that she will adopt a wiser course, but we promised not to tell even this much.

     The Trustees of the Yellowtown church have sued the heirs of the late Hugh Plymale for a deed to the land upon which the church stands.

     Mr. W. M. Burton, of Radcliff’s Station, was in town Saturday, and bought and shipped to that point a car load of furniture.

     Mr. S. P. Vaughn and family have been visiting at Burlington, Lawrence county, O.

     Mr. J. H. Schaff has returned from the city with his family and will occupy the Leopold Frank residence on Second street.

     Mr. Jos. Sprague has purchased the two story frame at the head of Second street, and moved into it.

     The Government pays $10 per month for lighting each beacon light along the river. The steamer Lilly comes ‘round every three months, furnishes carbon oil and pays off. The lights must be burning at twilight and out at daylight. Ten dollars fine is assessed, and is taken out of wages, for any failure to have the lamps trimmed and burning.

Chas. Creuzet’s will
     The will of the late Charles Creuzet was admitted to probate Monday. We take the following from it:—Item 1 gives Mrs. Shepard all the household furniture, table and silverware and all other personal property not hereafter bequeathed. Item 2 gives Mrs. Vance all the family portraits. Item 3 gives John C. Shepard the testator’s gold watch. Item 4 gives Mrs. Margaret Menager $500. Item 5 gives Mrs. Margaret Morgan $200. Item 6 gives Mrs. Mary J. Pitrat $200. Item 7 gives “to my esteemed friend Rev. Robinson Breare” $100. Item 8 gives to Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F. & A. M. $100. Item 8 gives to Mrs. Shepard and Mrs. Heisner, in trust for the worthy poor of the City of Gallipolis, $1000, to be invested and the interest to be so paid said poor. Item 10 recites that having made advancements to the children of Mrs. Henking, after paying debts, legacies and providing for a monument, divides the residue of the estate equally between Mrs. Heisner and Mrs. Shepard. Item 11 appoints Edward Deletombe and John L. Vance [declined to serve] executors without bond, and directs that no sale of personal property be made. The will was made Aug. 18, 1874; D. B. Hebard, S. Y. Wasson, J. H. Evans and W. T. Minturn being witnesses.

     Mr. W. H. Mitchell, of the book store, is full of enterprise. He gets the Cincinnati Commercials by R.R. on the same evening of the day they are published. Saturday evening he sold fifty copies. Stale news is no news.

     Court street was the scene of a shooting scrape on Wednesday of last week. Val Spence and Samuel Cromley had a little difficulty on Third street and when they met a few minutes later the difficulty was renewed. Spence shot Cromley twice, using a twenty-two caliber pistol. One ball made a flesh wound in the right arm and was extracted, the other struck the left thigh producing a flesh wound and remains there. Spence was pursued and made his escape by crossing the river and is now, we understand, in Huntington.

     A number of guests gathered at the residence of Mr. H. B. Gentry, Thursday to do honor to Mr. Val Gentry in a social way.

     The foundations for the railroad depot have been laid and work is going forward for its building. It is located in the triangle on their grounds on Olive street and is to be 60 by 20 feet.

     Mr. C. W. Calohan has returned to his home at Nevada, O.

     Miss Nola Coffman is visiting relatives at New Richmond, O.

     Miss Theresa Jones, of Malden, W. Va., is visiting at Capt. Jno. A. Hamilton’s.

     Miss Julia Worth is in the city, visiting friends and relatives. She will stay some time.

     The old steamer Katydid passed here Tuesday evening for Cincinnati, being fitted with Chas. Ward’s patent steam generator. Safety and a saving of fuel are claimed for it.

     Mrs. Theo N. Wilson and Mrs. W. B. Trump are visiting relatives and friends at Middleport.

     Prof. C. S. Smart is home from Detroit, for a short stay with his family.

     Mr. Frank Barlow, on the excursion to Columbus, turned about in time to lift the hand of a pickpocket from his wallet.

     Mr. Jno. Cromley has been clerking on the steamer Fashion.

     The mail is now carried between here and Pomeroy by a genuine Concord Coach, drawn by four horses. It arrives here at 9:30 a.m., and leaves at 4 p.m., placing you in Pomeroy at 7:30 p.m. Fare 50 cents.

     Misses Sallie and Mary Rawson and brother Frank, of Raccoon township, have gone to Van Metre, Io., to make their home. Dr. C. D. Rawson is located there.

After Seventeen Years
     The steamer Telegraph, which left Cincinnati on Tuesday evening bound for Pomeroy, Ohio, carried among her passengers a young lady going to Bladensburg, Gallia County. Seventeen years ago Nellie Larison was a bright little girl of seven, living with her father and mother in Hamilton. It was during the time of the war of the rebellion, and the fond father was called to enlist in the service of his country, and he left his loving wife and darling child, and cast his fortunes with the uncertainties of the day. During his absence his family received no word from him, and the mother finally dying the child was left to herself, with no knowledge of her father’s whereabouts, and with no means of ascertaining whether he was alive or dead.
Subsequently the daughter, who had now rapidly developed into the strength and character of womanhood, found her way to Chicago, where she established herself in the millinery and dressmaking business. From Chicago she went to New Orleans and then to Indianapolis, her present home. Latterly she began to put into practical operation the plans which she had long been cogitating for the discovery of her father’s history. She wrote to the Attorney-General at Washington, giving a full description of her parent as she remembered him at the age of forty-three. She was surprised and overjoyed to receive in reply lately a letter stating that a man by the name of Larison, living at Bladensburg, Gallia County, and answering to her account had recently applied to the Pension Office for assistance. She at once addressed a communication to the man, who responded, and through further letters the mother of the one was identified with the wife of the other.
     Losing no time after this joyful revelation, Miss Larison, with all the daughter’s undying affection aroused within her, hastened to Cincinnati and engaged passage on the steamer Telegraph last Tuesday. When the boat neared the landing at Bladensburg, Miss Larison—who, it should be said, is now a highly cultured and intelligent young lady—was standing near the guards. Suddenly she gave a scream and became so excited she could hardly wait for the plank to be thrown out before she left the boat. Standing amid the lazy crowd that had congregated at the wharf was an old, white headed man. Memory did not prove treacherous to either, and the moment the plank was cast, into each other’s eager arms rushed the father and child—the father and child who had not looked into one another’s faces for seventeen long and pitiless years.

     Mr. Lou Lautenschlager, of Wheeling, is in town visiting relatives.

     Mr. J. W. Miles and lady, of Catlettsburg, Ky., were in the city last week visiting relatives.

     A nice new fence is being set back of the Court House to shut off free pasturage.

     Miss Amy Nash has returned home from Parkersburg, bringing with her Miss Mary Bukey of that city.

     Wm. E. Thompson left last Thursday for Cincinnati, to secure a situation.

     Mr. Gabe. Emsheimer is home from Wheeling. Gabe. has developed into a handsome young man.

     Mr. Henry House, nurse at Athens Asylum, is home for a short furlough.

     Mr. Orin Waddell has been appointed our freight and passenger agent. He is a railroad man of experience, formerly of Little Miami and M. & C. Roads.

     Mr. Sam’l Moch, son of A. Moch, is down with typho-malarial fever at Cincinnati. He is reported better.

     Mrs. Dr. Norton and daughter left for their home at Portsmouth, Sunday, accompanied by Joseph Drouillard, jr.

     Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Elias are visiting relatives here and below. Miss Hettie Moore returns from New York with them.

     Mr. Frank Souverain had his forefinger severely cut and the ball of his thumb taken off Tuesday, by a circular saw at the lumber mill of James Mullineaux.

     John Calohan, a railroad contractor, received a compound fracture of his leg below the knee, Monday evening; Calohan was intoxicated, and falling from his horse, the animal tramped upon him with the above result.

     Mr. John W. Smith left this morning for Circleville, O., to attend the Grand Lodge of Colored Masons.

     Mr. Dan Mossman, after a month’s recuperation, has returned to his place in the drug store of P. A. Sanns & Son.

     A pair of horses belonging to Daniel Irwin, attached to a buggy, took fright at the cars near the Cating cut on Saturday last, and ran a distance of three miles, making a complete wreck of buggy and harness, and very materially injuring the horses. [. . . ]

From Pine Grove
     One of the most enthusiastic and best attended political meetings was held last night at the Townhouse in Springfield township. The object was to establish a Garfield Club. Jordan Booth, Esq., was elected temporary Chairman; John Ewing was made Secretary. Speeches of interest were made by President Booth, C. J. Switzer and John Irwin. Thirty signatures were placed on the Club rolls, after which a permanent organization, was had as follows: President, Jordan Booth; Vice President, N. B. Sisson; Secretary, John H. Ewing; Assistant Secretary, Hiram H. Howe; Treasurer, John Morrison; Sergeant-at-arms. W. F. Cherington and Milton Keene. Executive Committee, John N. Kerr, John Irwin, W. R. Atkinson, Joseph Coleman, S. P. Vaughn, William Gutridge; and after listening to some fine music discoursed by the Porter Cornet Band, the meeting adjourned to meet at the Townhouse on Tuesday, the 24th day of August, at 6 P. M.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 26, 1880

     Miss Mary Graham has been sick with the malarial fever at Alexandria, Va., where she is spending the summer.

     The Railroad is being fenced with the patent barbed wire. Sixty feet is enclosed including roadbed. One hundred feet was the slice which the workmen had taken in, but a visit to railroad headquarters by Mr. Jno. E. Mills resulted in the alteration as above.

     Miss Blanche Meeks, of Hartford City, returned home with Miss Ida Nevius.

     Mrs. A. G. Beall and mother, Mrs. Louisa Presbury, are visiting relatives at Proctorville.

     Mr. Jas. Mullineux, jr., has returned from a visit to relatives at Crestline, O., leaving his family to rusticate there.

     Mr. Oscar Henking is off for a short trip, travelling for his health.

     A house-car is used on the depot switch for a telegraph and ticket office. Mr. O. Waddell, the Agent, is the operator. Mr. C. E. Isham is the new telegraph operator and agent of the railroad at Vinton. He is from the C. & T. R. R.

     Mr. Harry Nye and his companion, Mr. Safford, of Zanesville, O., are visiting Mr. Sim Nash.

     Mrs. Gooch, of New Orleans, will spend the summer at her brother’s, Mr. Jno. Lupton. Mr. L. has not seen his sister before this for more than 30 years.

     Ben Barrett, of former notoriety here, is a guard in the State prison of Indiana.

     Miss Laura Monroe, the bright little daughter of Elder Munroe, has been visiting her brother at Logan.

     Miss Ada Ricker, of Ironton, is visiting Miss Kate Newton.

     Mrs. A. H. Gilbert, of Philadelphia, is visiting her son-in-law, Mr. Jno. T. Hampton.

     Mr. Milo Crawford, fireman on one of the locomotives, has brought his bride from Salina [sic], O. They are boarding at Mr. Chas. Hern’s.

     Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Holcomb, of Vinton, left Monday on a flying trip to Wilmington, O.

     Mr. Sam C. Beach, our Court street fruit peddler of last summer, is a Conductor on the C. & O. R. R.

     Mrs. Eva Drouillard, of Portsmouth, is the guest of Miss Marie Drouillard.

     Miss Gertrude Haning of Rio Grande was visiting at Mr. W. H. Eagle’s last week. She rendered a solo at the reunion, Union School Hall.

     Mr. J. Shively, formerly of Bush’s Mill, now of Leadville, Col., is visiting relatives in the county. Mr. S. is one of the pioneers of that city.

     Mr. G. W. Pierce, who has been spending the summer in Fayette county, O., returned home last week, where he will superintend the home farm.

     Mr. Virgil A. Gates of Charleston, W. V., an old time photographer here, is among his friends this week.

     Mr. Will Laning of Cincinnati was in town this week. Mrs. L. has been quite sick at her old home in this city.

     Messrs. J. W. Leaper and John Harrington, of Harrison township, left last week to secure a home in Kansas.

     Mrs. S. S. Cadot and daughter of Richmond, Va., are visiting Col. Cadot. Mr. Cash Mauck, of Middleport, spent the Sunday with Col. Cadot.

     Mr. Jas. Ralls, of Xenia, was a visitor with his cousin, Mr. A. Newton, last week. He leaves his daughter Lena to make an extended visit here.

     Mr. Frank A. Norton, who has been here, will leave soon for Delaware to take a business course in the college there.

     Mrs. Fanny Kerr, has returned to her home at Delaware, O.

     Mrs. Rose Croninger has removed to her property at the upper end of the city, where she will continue to keep boarders. The Ecker House is now kept by Mr. A. George, a new hotel man from Huntington, W. Va.

     Mr. Chas. W. Mathews, formerly of Huntington township, but for the past four or five years living at Huntington, W. Va., had his right arm broken in three places by an accident on the C. & O. R. R. on Monday of last week. His brother, Mr. J. C. Mathews, of Vinton, went down to see him on Tuesday.

     Mrs. P. H. Stephenson has been dangerously sick for the past week. Mrs. Ward of Third street has been down sick for some time.

     The widow of John Valentine was buried on Tuesday of last week.

     The residence of Mr. Wm. Clark, Porter, was entered by a thief, Sunday night week, who entered the sleeping room of Mr. Clark and abstracted from his pantaloon pockets about $60 in money and then made good his escape.

     Messrs. Chas. W. and George Calohan were home last week in attendance upon their brother’s funeral.

     Mrs. Betsie Butler, of Raccoon township, celebrated her 84th birthday on Tuesday with a big dinner, and invited in all her children.

     The Harmison boys, E. A. Hill and P. A. Pitman, are back home from Wilkesville, having closed out the store there.

     Miss Maude Sanns has been visiting her brother, Dr. Harry Sanns, at Millersport.

     The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hutsinpiller died on Thursday last.

     Messrs. E. B. Payne and Friend Thornily will return to Marietta College, September 6.

     The Society of the Army of West Virginia will meet at Parkersburg Sept. 22d. All Union Soldiers who served in the Department of West Virginia are entitled to membership, and are earnestly requested to attend.

Emancipation Proclamation
     There will be a celebration in honor of the Emancipation Proclamation, by the colored citizens of Gallia County, at Kent Grove, in Springfield township, on Wednesday, Sept. 22d. All the colored citizens of Gallia and the adjoining counties are invited to be present. It is to be a basket meeting. The Grove is on the line of the Railroad, at Heatly Station, and therefore will be convenient for all to attend. There will be good music, good singing, good speaking, and a good time generally. The programme will be published next week. W. H. Browner, Prest., W. M. McDaniel, Secy.

     Mr. Frank Cole died this Wednesday morning of painters’ cholic. The Firemen will meet this evening at 7 o’clock to make arrangements to attend his funeral.

     Mr. E. Logue is the new clerk at Trump’s.

     Mrs. Capt. Reynolds of the Point was a visitor at Mr. A. D. Summers’ last week.

     Mr. Alf. Burnett, the Charleston detective, was in town this week. He recently jugged B. F. Fisher for forgeries on the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Fisher formerly operated here.

     Mr. W. C. Miller and son William left over the O. & W. R. R. Monday morning for the east after new goods. They will take in the Falls at Niagara, and go down the Hudson on one of its magnificent steamboats.

     Lieut. S. W. Dunning of Auburn, N.Y., is visiting his classmate, Lieut. Jas. B. Aleshire of this city.

     We find the feeling strongly in favor in the city for planting trees in the public Square this fall. A paper will be circulated for subscribers who will each agree to plant some kind of a tree at least 2 1/2 inches in diameter in the Square, between this and christmas day, and hereafter see that it grows or a new one goes in its place. Sign a tree.

     Mrs. Wm. Sutton has returned to her home at Chicago. Mr. Jacob Frank accompanied her a portion of the way and will bring new goods from Cincinnati.

     Mr. T. B. Bancroft is home for a few days’ visit. He is contractor on a Michigan railroad.

     A thief entered the residence of Wm. Hanson, on Vine street, Tuesday night, entering through the kitchen and passing into the bedrooms. He was scared off after securing a gold breastpin, silver watch and two pairs of cuff buttons.

     Mrs. W. S. Sisson of Ironton is visiting her mother-in-law, Mrs. R. K. Sisson.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 2, 1880

     Mr. D. H. Baldridge was called to Noble county, Friday, by a telegram announcing the sickness of his little daughter Nellie.

     Mr. M. E. Brown and family have been visiting relatives at Hartford City, W. Va.

     Mr. Jas. C. Leslie, of Illinois, is visiting his father, Rev. T. M. Leslie.

     Misses Lena and Rose Wood have gone to the State Fair. They will be the guests of Mr. Geo. Herbert while there.

     Mr. L. M. Fowler, wife and son, are visiting at Mr. C. T. Fowler’s.

     Mr. G. S. Giles, of Rio Grande, is home for a short vacation from Eastman College.

     Mrs. Wm. C. Bailey, formerly resident here, is visiting in the families of Messrs. John Nevius and Henry Shepard.

     Mr. Nattie Warth has the honor of sending the first message over the new railroad wire.

     Mrs. Wright, nee Rebecca Williams, daughter of Rev. Jos. Williams, formerly Pastor of the M. E. Church here, was in town with the Loganites, Friday.

     Mr. W. M. Ridenour is carrying samples and selling boots and shoes for Henry N. Bailey.

     On Friday, Mr. Jas. E. Hebard paid the widow of the late Henry Grothaus, $1,000, being the amount due his estate as a member of the Knights of Pythias

     Mr. Henry Jolley is W. U. Telegraph Manager at Vanceburg, Ky.

     Mr. J. P. Gibson is back again from the West. He is introducing a patent buggy brace.

     Mr. William Cherington, the Treasurer elect, takes his office on Monday.

     Auditor Stafford came near having a conflagration at his house, Tuesday night of last week. As it was, his wife’s clothing, hanging in the closet, was burnt.

     The Board of Education, Saturday evening, elected Miss Alice Martin, of Vinton, teacher in room No. 9 of the City schools, vice Miss Laur, resigned.

     Lieut. O. M. Carter will be furloughed from West Point on the 15th. He will take a course of law lectures at Columbia College, N. Y., during the next two years.

     Wm. Furgeson has quit the wharf boat and is assisting M. C. Gross, the egg buyer. Mr. Q. Waugh, from the lower part of Gallia, is clerking at the wharf boat boat store.

     Mr. John Gorsch, of Rutland, Meigs County, has moved his family to Rio Grande, this county. His object is to educate his children.

     Mrs. Erie Tucker, of Green township, was taken to the Athens Asylum for (the) Insane last week. Mrs. Tucker has been an inmate of that institution before.

     There is strong talk of a new fence around the Public Square. The fence to put up is one made of gas pipe. It will be cheap and durable. The Committee on Public Improvements has its orders to pave (the) Second street side of the Square at once. The City Council should see to fixing the base of the Music Stand. The ladies built and presented it to the City, and why doesn’t the City take care of it?

     Judge McDougal and family have returned to their home at Gallatin, Mo.

     Mr. Henry W. Mills has been appointed Assistant Station Agent at this point.

     Mill’s drug store. Mr. Dan’l Mossman has quit the drug business on the advice of his doctors.

     The ladies play pool with the gentlemen in Huntington, W. V. They couldn’t do it here.

     Mrs. Dr. J. R. Safford has gone to the State Fair, being the guest while there of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Sharp.

     Mr. Henry House has returned to his position at the Athens Insane Asylum.

     Capts. Jas. Summers, Dan’l B. Miller, Ira Kinder and Chas. J. Finney, four of the oldest pilots on the river, have passed the color test. Capt. Finney has been piloting for 30 years. [Possibly a test for color blindness as buoys were different colors.]

     Mr. J. J. Allison and lady have returned to their school at Jackson, O., accompanied by Mrs. Fannie Matthews and daughter, who have been the guests of Chas D. Bailey.

     A birthday party was given at the residence of C. J. Miles, Tuesday evening in honor of their daughter Hattie.

     The Dufour House now runs a bus to the railroad depot, the same having been purchased from Mr. J. J. Poole.

     Jas. H. Brown is clerking at Huntington, W. Va.

     Miss Jones is visiting her sister, Mrs. Capt. Morgan.

     Arthur Mullineux has taken the Journal suggestion and established a tent at the depot for the sale of hot coffee and lunch for early traingoers.

From Kyger
     The work on the new Kyger church building is being vigorously prosecuted and will soon be ready for roofing. The festival held on the 18th inst., for the benefit of the church, was both enjoyable and profitable. The net receipts were $66.93. We extend thanks to the Band of Addison, and others for music; to Mrs. A. Rife for flowers; to members of other churches for their culinary aid, and to the public generally for their liberal patronage.

     Mr. Wm. Briggs has removed to the Watson farm near Cheshire village. We lose a good neighbor.

     Miss Mary Kent, of Vinton, has returned after a week’s stay with her sister, Mrs. Albert Coughenour, and other friends.

     Mr. Joe Moore, employed in the service of the church building committee during the summer, has now taken the situation of Supt. of Mines at Nelsonville, O.

     Mr. Ellsworth E. Roush and Electa C. Athy were married on the 19th inst.

     Miss Shula Coughenour returned home on Friday after an absence of several weeks. The past week, she, in company with Misses Belle and Ida E. and brother Richard, visited the family of Mr. Kellogg, formerly of Gallipolis, and other friends at Athens. Among other places of interest visited by them was the State Lunatic Asylum. . . . Of Gallia inmates, Mrs. James Vance, of Morgan, was in bad health; Mrs. Pugh, of Vinton, was in good health and seemingly in happy spirits, at time conversed quite rationally. E. Vane.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 9, 1880

     There was a birthday party given to Mrs. M. D. Hickerson last Sunday, at her residence in Huntington township, it being her 57th birthday. She received quite a number of presents. She is as jolly and lively as the girls of sweet sixteen.

     Mr. Geo. P. Matthews, of Colorado, writes of his intention to return to Ohio shortly, to make the same his permanent home. His health is not improving.

     H. R. Bradbury, the Republican candidate for Clerk, was one of that large army of heroes who carried the muskets in Sherman’s celebrated march to the sea. That fact alone should secure for him every Republican vote in the county. His opponent, Mr. Minturn, may be a clever gentleman, but cleverness is a myth compared with the acts of heroism performed by the “boys” in their march through the heart of the Southern Confederacy. Let no Republican go back on any one of that band of heroes.

     Mr. D. H. Baldridge returned Friday evening from Noble county, where he was called by the sickness of Nellie. He left her better.

     The demand of the hour is that the City Council pass and enforce an ordinance against boys, who have no business at the railroad station, going there upon the arrival of trains. This will stop the worst acts, that of crossing the track before approaching trains, and running ahead of incoming trains. Parents should keep their boys at home, and if they have no parents, then the police should shake the arm of paternal power over them. When the 7:30 train comes it is almost impossible to get it to the depot for the crowd of boys on the track; and further, passengers can hardly get off the train upon the platform for idle boys standing around. The railroad officials should keep the platform clear and the police should keep the track clear. Somebody will get killed; a locomotive never wounds.

     W. P. Rathburn, of Chattanooga, was here last week visiting his brother, Dr. J. C. Rathburn.

     Will A. Jones, son-in-law of Mrs. Geo. Hebard, and friend Jas. Badie, of Racine, were visiting here last week.

     One Lindsey Rader, of Ohio township, went along before the residence of Daniel Howard, Thursday, and opened a fusillade on Daniel with a revolver. The latter went in, took down a shotgun and gave Lindsey a dose. The latter evacuated.

    Miss Alice Martin, of Vinton, who was elected teacher in room No. 9 of our public schools last week, sent in her declination on Monday. The Board is in communication with Miss Bunker, of Urbana, who will probably be employed to fill the place.
     Prof. Hard and lady gave Mr. and Mrs. Jno. L. Guy a reception at their Third street residence, Friday evening, at which were the teachers in our public schools, the City Board of Education and the City Board of Examiners. A star supper and a general good time was the programme. Mr. and Mrs. Hard know just how to entertain the young folks, and even some that are not quite so youthful. We were there—in spirit.

     The new Cincinnati and Pittsburgh packet, Scotia, passed down by here Saturday. She is a beauty.

     Mrs. A. F. Moore left Tuesday on a visit to relatives near Marietta, and again our cares are doubled in having to keep an eye on A. F.

     Miss Alice Pitrat and Mrs. Margaret Menager have returned from a visit to Athens.

     Mr. Silas Brosius has been quite sick during his trip east. He is daily expected home with Mrs. Brosius and the children.

     Miss Lillie Langley has returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Mitchell, at Mt. Gilead.

     W. H. Bane opened the Fall Term of the Ewington Academy, Sept. 6th, with an attendance of thirty-seven students.

     Mrs. Elizabeth Butler, of Raccoon township, celebrated her 84th birthday on the 23d day of August. She is the widow of the late Fleming Butler, and the mother of Mrs. Stephen Wilcox, Mrs. Hiram Niles, Mrs. M. D. J. Hickerson, Mrs. R. P. Porter, Mrs. Sallie Ratekin and Mr. W. F. Butler. At the celebration 82 persons were present, 81 of whom were for Garfield.

     There are four in jail—Frank Koontz, assault and battery; George Ritz, incest; Alex. Lumsey, fine, and Van Spence, shooting.

     Nye Maguet is selling the Manhattan sewing machine.

     The dwelling house of Jno. H. Clark, of Sandfork, was burned last week. Loss, $500, insurance $300 in the Franklin, Cadot Agency.

     Gallipolis has 800 houses and still booming.

     Mr. Mollohan and wife are at home. Mrs. M. is much improved.

     Jas. W. Gardner and daughter Nellie are at Chillicothe, on business.

     Mrs. John Ayres died Friday of typhoid fever at her residence on Front street. Her funeral occurred on Saturday. She leaves a husband and two children.

     Henry W. Gillman is building a warehouse and granary back of his residence.

     The first Methodist services in this city were held in the house then occupied by Calvin Shepard, and now occupied by Sam’l Richardson.

     E. L. Wood and wife, of Wheeling, were in the city last week, guests of R. Aleshire.

     Miss Nola Coffman has returned from her visit to relatives at New Richmond, O.

     Fenner has a fine crayon portrait of Mary Anderson on exhibition at Harmison’s. It is by Sharp of Cincinnati and is very fine.

     Conductor Quinn, of the regular train on the O. & W. Va. R. R., handled 900 passengers last week, between Gallipolis and Logan. People like to travel with Mr. Quinn, for he is every inch a gentleman.

     Mr. and Mrs. Wise, nee Lucy Huff, were in our city last week, visiting relatives.

     Wm. Cook runs a night express, conveying you anywhere at ay time.

     W. M. Ridenour is selling boots and shoes for a Cincinnati firm.

     Miss Amy Nash has returned to her school at Wheeling.

     Ed. Kalasawski had a genuine case of sunstroke, last week.

     Mrs. Krimble [sic] and Miss Fannie Ingram of Wheeling, W. Va., are visiting their relative, Mrs. S. A. Dunbar.

     On last Wednesday Joseph Drouillard entered on his 85th year. The old gentleman is hale and always busy doing something useful.

     J. L. Lasley has sold his interest in the Columbus Business College and is Principal of the High School at Galion, O. Salary, $1,000.

     Miss Maggie Wright, of Scary on the Kanawha, was the guest last week of Miss Hattie Miles.

     Newt. Jolly was in town, last week. He has gone to Sedalia, Mo., to accept a situation.

     Charley Rathburn is assisting Jno. C. Vanden on the Fair books.

     The wharfs at the foot of Grape, Locust and Pine streets are from 30 to 50 feet in width and of the same grade as the main wharf.

     The Jewish New Year’s Day, Rosh Hashanah, was celebrated last Monday, the 6th. Last year it fell upon the 17th. Yom Kippur, or “Day of Atonement,” falls on Sept. 15th.

     Thieves entered the stable of S. G. Keller, above the city, and appropriated a lot of harness, farming utensils, etc.

     Public Dance Thursday evening at Henking Hall. Go.

     R. H. Elias and family have returned to their home in New York.

     C. H. Campbell, of Clay township, intends to leave for Iowa soon.

     J. F. Morgan of this county is attending the Columbus Medical College.

     H. H. Menager has gone to Montreal, Canada, to represent a New York firm at a salary of $1000 per year.

     Mr. John Dages left Tuesday morning for the East, to buy his fall stock. His daughter, Miss Millie, accompanied him and will remain, a student at Mount Holyoke Seminary.

     Mrs. Weed was a guest of W. W. Martindale’s last week.

     Mrs. Chas. Wolf is down with inflammatory rheumatism.

     Miss Hattie Wilson has returned from her mountain trip, much improved in health.

     Bert Francisco, representing the Ohio State Journal, arrived in our city, Tuesday evening. He will remain
until the close of the Gallia County Fair, writing it up in the interest of his paper.

     Miss Nellie Merriman has returned from a visit to her aunt at Ironton.

     Miss Maggie Miller, of Pennsylvania, is visiting her father, Mr. John T. Miller.

     Dr. Swartzwelder, of Texas, spent last Sunday in our city after an absence of sixteen years.

     Chas. Stuart is fixing up his late residence as a boarding house.

     Jessie, the little daughter of J. Q. Walker, was snake bitten last week, the wound swelling considerably.

     The excursion train to the Cincinnati Exposition consisted of one baggage and five coaches. C. D. Norris was manager, with Capt. Phil. Thompson as aide-de-camp. Jas. Patterson pulled the throttle. A. A. Lyons, A. Moch, Wm. Ecker and wife, Jos. Silverman, Dr. Newton, Mrs. W. G. Fuller, Barbara Young, and Homer Cherington went over on the excursion train. Sam’l Roberts took in the Exposition and will go to Tennessee on business. A. G. Hubbard, John White and wife and Alex. Brock and wife, were prominent colored people who took in the Exposition.

Love on Leather Springs
     Dean-Trickler—In this city, Thursday, Sept. 2d, by J. G. Damron, Esq., Mr. Theodore Dean, of White Sulphur, Va., to Miss Julia Trickler, of Addison township.
     The above announcement unfolds a little romance which had its birth in the Concord coach, carrying the mail between this city and Pomeroy. The groom is a good looking fellow, aged 30, and a slight cripple. He readily unfolded to us the details of his courtship. He met his bride of 27 three weeks ago and when eyes met eyes a “strange feeling came over him.” The four white horses pranced the seven miles to our city at their own sweet will, for their master had other thoughts crowding thick and fast (in) his captured imagination. Love found many excuses for traveling, and the driver could depend on one passenger being gently tossed upon the leather springs of his coach. They spoke and agreed, and Squire Damron has tied the indissoluble. The lucky driver has caught an heiress. The coachman’s boom had struck us, but it was Uncle Sam’s and not papa’s coachman. ‘Tis said the bride is possessed of a goodly amount of cash, and we know she has 160 acres of bottom land and other property. They will board here and the Gallipolis gents will wonder how in the dickens some fellows are so lucky.

From Evergreen
     Mr. David Womeldorff, wife and daughter, of Gallipolis, have been visiting here the past week, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blake.

     Mr. Millard Blake and Miss Kate Wetherholt were married Thursday evening, Sept. 2d. A number of guests were present for the occasion.

     Mr. Wallace Ramsey and family, in company of Mr. Virgil, are off to Nicholas Co., W. Va., for a month’s visit.

     C. W. Kerr has sold his farm to Mr. Henry Blanc. Mr. Kerr intends locating in the West. Mr. Elias Wetherholt has sold his farm to Mr. Cole. Mr. Wetherholt intends going into the furniture and undertaking business at Porter.

     Mr. L. B. Dyer and E. J. Mossman are attending school at Rio Grande.

     Miss Minnie Walker, of Delaware, O., is here visiting relatives.

     Evergreen is still improving. Mr. Peyton Long and Marcus Denney have each erected a new dwelling house, and Mr. F. M. Shields is building a store house. Westerman Chapel has been undergoing repairs during the past week.

     The fall school will open about the middle of the present month; Miss Lib Grayum, a thorough and competent teacher, will have charge.

     William Watts, jr., contemplates going to Kansas about the first of next month.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 16, 1880

     Miss Kate Dillon, daughter of the presiding Elder of the M. E. Church, of this District, who has been spending the summer (school vacation) with her parents in this city, will return next Saturday to Gallipolis, Ohio, where she will resume her work as teacher in the Public School, at that place. Since she has been home she has been singing in the Bigelow choir, and we understand that the members of the choir are very loath to part with her, as she has a very sweet voice.—Portsmouth Tribune and Republican.

     Mrs. Rose Croninger lost a valuable silver watch and some money, Monday night, at the hands of a thief.

     Ben. L. Beard is down with a slight attack of fever.

     Jno. T. Halliday and wife have returned from Colorado, looking much better.

     Dr. Wolf and Miss Lottie Bothwell, of McArthur, were guests at T. B. Bancroft’s this week.

     A peculiar accident happened on the last day of the Fair. The horse of a man named Coffman was standing quietly hitched to a buggy when the horse of Sam’l. Cherington came up and being startled by the music, jumped over the Coffman horse, throwing it down and upsetting both buggies, hurting nobody though both were occupied. The buggy of Coffman was damaged considerably.

     Miss Rowena P. Cook is here ready for her school duties.

     Misses Anna and Sallie Cox have gone to attend the Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College.

     The meeting at the court house last Monday evening, addressed by the Hon. George W. Williams, was by all odds the best and most enthusiastic meeting of the (election) campaign. Every seat inside the bar, and in the auditorium of the court room was occupied and all the standing room in the aisles and the vacant places were crowded. Mr. Williams is Ohio’s colored representative in the Legislature from Hamilton county, the only colored man that ever sat as a member in the Legislature of a Northern state. He spoke for over two hours, charging down upon the democratic party with such force of logic and eloquence of oratory, showing up the records of that party, past, present, and prospective, as not only to excite the audience to the highest pitch of interest and admiration, but to bring forth peal after peal of shouts and applause. Let us have a few more such meetings and the boys will get too red hot to hold together. The meeting was enlivened by music from two Bands—the colored Band, of this city, and the Band from Porter. This latter is a new organization, but it has made good use of its opportunities, as the music showed. The meeting tendered both Bands a vote of thanks.

     Miss Pinkey McQuigg and sister of Pomeroy are visiting at E. E. Edwards’.

     Dr. E. G. Alcorn has located at Cincinnati for the practice of his profession.

     Jos. Carr, of Charleston, W. Va., was visiting Chas. Stuart’s last week.

     Miss Belle Moffatt, a sparkling Columbus lady, was visiting her sister, Mrs. C. E. Isham, at Vinton last week. They took in the Fair.

     Sammy Moch is home from Cincinnati, recovering from a severe spell of sickness.

     Dr. Jas. B. Cromley has been quite sick for a few days past.

     We are indebted to our young friend, Mr. F. C. Graham, for invitations to the 21st anniversary exercises at Eastman College, N.Y. Mr. G. expects to graduate at this time.

     Mr. David Hay, one of the old citizens of Clay township, recently bought a farm of 285 acres near Milton Station, Cabell County, W.Va. It cost him $4,000. He left Monday to occupy it.

     Mr. C. W. Carter has gone to Ohio township, District No. 1, to teach a winter school.

     Oscar Denny and Richard Cloud, young men of Springfield township went up to Bessemer Furnace, Athens County, last week, with a two-horse buggy. They turned the horses out in a field over night, and the next morning both were missing. They were tracked some distance, and undoubtedly strayed off.

     Mrs. P. H. Stevenson leaves this morning for her old home near Toledo, to stay about six weeks. Potter will go along and come back again.

     The Misses Allan have returned to Ironton accompanied by Lester Keller, who will make them a visit.

     A. W. Buskirk of Cincinnati, is in the city visiting his uncle, J W. Devacht. There is talk of moving his family here.

     Geo. W. Ball is the happy river man now. A little girl weighing 9 pounds came to his house Monday morning.

      Lieut. Oberlin M. Carter, accompanied by his classmate Lieut. Tate, returned from West Point Thursday evening. They were the guests of their classmate, Lieut. Jas. B. Aleshire who gave them a reception the same evening at the residence of R. Aleshire, Esq. There were present Misses Emma Hannan, Nellie Hannan, Mary Aleshire, Blanche Cadot, Lillie Heisner and Fannie Heisner. Messrs. J. P. Aleshire, C. M. Holcomb, R. Aleshire, jr., Jos. Mullineux and Lieuts. Carter, Aleshire and Tate. A reception at Mr. and Mrs. Aleshire’s is always a nice time.

     Jas. Ledile of Middleport, was in our city last week, the guest of his cousin, Mrs. M. W. Williams.

     C. C. Aleshire, S. A. Nash and White & Holcomb intend building law offices on their recent purchases opposite the court house.

     J. M. Kerr & Co., are introducing the Gilpin sulky plow, a novel thing to our agricultural fraternity. Gideon Brown, Jacob Riggs and E. H. Wells have purchased one each.

     J. L. Guy has gone to the Queen City to go before the Board of Medical Pension examiners. He has applied for an increase of pension, receiving now $18 per month.

     A. W. Allemong has been confined to his room by sickness for some days past.

     The registry at the hotels during the four days of the Fair was as follows, large numbers failing to sign their names: St. Charles, 217; St. Wendel, 147; Dufour, 135; Ecker, 50. Total 549.

     Enos, Hill & Co. made a successful cast last week, of a difficult piece of work. It was a pulley wheel, 9 feet in diameter and weighing a ton. It is for the new saw mill of Jas. Gatewood. It is without a blemish and cost $120.

     W. E. Thompson, formerly of this city, has accepted the position of advance agent for the Great Southern Circus Company traveling in the South.

     Mrs. Woodyard was visiting at H. H. Jones’ last week.

     Miss Mary Barnett of Cloverdale, W. Va., is visiting her cousin Miss Anna Ward. Miss Lizzie Gates of Charleston, W. Va., is visiting her cousins, Mrs. McBride and Mrs. Chase.

     [This edition of the Journal carried more than three columns of items about the county fair, too many to include here, including a report on a handler of venomous snakes.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 23, 1880

     Mrs. Zenas Baxter sends us a Gallipolis Journal dated June, 1838, “A Vance and J. J. Coombs, Editors.” John White was then Sheriff; Nathn’l Gates Auditor; John Cherington, David Boggs, David Lasley, Commissioners; and John Bryan, acting Commissioner of insolvents. W. H. Langley, was Mayor of the Town, and J. J. Coombs Recorder. The receipts and expenditures of the County for the previous year are given, viz: Receipts, $2,508.64; expenditures $3,043.49. W. McKinley was Postmaster.

     Mrs. Madeline Thompson received a telegram last Thursday, announcing the serious illness of her son J. J. Thompson, at Macon, Mo. She left that day for his bedside.

     Chas. A. Rife, of Morgan township, goes to Cleveland to-day, to attend medical lectures. Mr. S. W. Williams, of Walnut township, left Tuesday, to attend the Miami Medical College, at Cincinnati.

     Henry Blanc and wife have departed for St. Julien, France. The Journal will be sent to them.

     A fire cistern is being built at the corner of State and Third street. It will be 20 feet deep and 30 feet in diameter, and hold 1200 barrels of water. An attempt was made some time ago to build a cistern on the same spot, but it caved in.

     Henry House has resigned his position at the Athens Asylum and returned to live among us.

     Mrs. A. A. Moulton, who has been rusticating at Williamsport, Pa., has returned to her home at Rio Grande.

     Henry Harris is back from Nelsonville, O., to assist A. Newton.

     Will Battles, Newton’s butcher, walks on crutches now, mistaking his own hamstring for a beef’s.

     Will E. Pitrat has secured a situation as salesman in a book store at Kansas City, Mo. Frank Ford is expecting a berth in the same establishment.

     Sam’l Walker has been confined to his room by sickness for the past two weeks.

     Geo. W. Clark has ordered from Buffalo, N.Y., a Derrick Hay Press, and will inaugurate a new industry in our city. The hay is to be pressed into quarter bales weighing 100 pounds. . . . The new press cost $560.

     Fred. A. Kaulbersch has become proprietor of the saloon lately owned by Chas. Kerr, on Second street. Chas. Varney will open a billiard hall in L. Frank’s building on Third street.

     T. J. Jackson, the junk man, is now occupying his new building on Third street. He bales rags for shipment and deals in old iron, bones, etc. Three brothers run each a boat for gathering such merchandise.

     W. H. Andrews has been confined at home for ten days with a slight attack of fever.

     Mrs. Will Rocke, of Charleston, and Mrs. Dr. Moore, of Kanawha, were visitors at Roman Menager’s last week.

     Miss Jennie Stewart is at Kingston, O. She will prepare herself for the duties of a schoolmarm.

     H. W. Gilman is erecting a double frame dwelling house on Third street. When completed this will be the tenth house Mr. G. has for tenants. During his lifetime he has constructed 47 houses. A few more men like him and we will soon have a city.

     An infant of Michael Funk died and was buried last week.

     Capt. James M. Gatewood will move his family to this city next month.

     Miss Julia Jenkins has returned from a summer’s visit to Watertown, N. Y.

     Four of the pensioners of the war of 1812 are living here: Jos. Drouillard, Jos. Vanden, Mrs. Clara Cavin and Sol. Hayward. They receive $96. per year.

     Mr. Andrew Edminston, who removed from Huntington township, in this county, to Fredonia, Kan., eighteen years ago, is back on a visit to relatives. His old home was in Ewington. He is a brother of Mr. Wm. Edminston and Mrs. Joseph White. He was formerly one of our County Commissioners. He reports one of his sons traveling for a St. Joseph house, and the other farming in Kansas. Time has dealt kindly with Mr. Edminston since his removal to the Dark and Bloody Ground.

     Lieut. Jas. B. Aleshire left Thursday to join his command at Fort Bidwell, in Northern California. His brothers Rube and Harry went a far as Cincinnati with him. The Journal wishes Jim every success.

     The one-story house of George Meale, near Yellowtown, was burned to the ground Monday morning. No cause is given. It was insured.

     Jno. Cromley has been laid up a couple of weeks with rheumatism.

     Stephen Bishop has rented the furniture factory on Fourth Street, formerly owned by Gardner, Pepple & Co., for one year with the privilege of five. Steam was raised Monday. He will manufacture furniture and use his present building on State for a finishing room.

     Miss Mollie M. Rader, of Green township, has gone to Crawford county, Iowa, for a visit.

     Chas. W. Hern had his hand badly cut by a broad axe, Saturday, at the river, and was hauled home.

     R. L. Stanley has given up his idea of taking the Virginia House, and it has been rented to H. C. Shoemaker of the St. Wendel.

     Mr. Wheatley, the father of Mr. Walter S. Wheatley, and recently a resident of this city, died in New York on Thursday morning last. He was very aged. We are without particulars.

     The City Council at its last meeting passed the following resolution with reference to the improvement of the City Park:

Resolved: That George House, Esq., and C. M. Holcomb, Esq., be and are hereby appointed a committee in behalf of the city, and under the direction and instruction of the City Council, to superintend the setting out of the trees in the City Park in such order and arrangement as the City Council may prescribe, which the citizens have pledged themselves to furnish, and this commission is requested to look particularly after the interest of the Park so far as protecting the trees, the band stand and the fence from injury or destruction, and to call on the Street Commissioner, City Marshal and police to carry out the will of the Council in this respect, and to enforce the ordinances of the city relative to the City Park.

     Rev. P. H. Williams has resigned his position at the colored Baptist Church, in this city, and will go to Middleport to take charge of a church there. He has performed a faithful work here, and his departure will be deeply deplored. During his work here, since Sept. 1874, he has received into the church, by baptism, 127 persons. The well wishes of a host of friends go with him to his new field of labor.

Major Nash to Leave Us
From the Cheyenne Daily Sun
     By direction of the secretary of war Major W. H. Nash, of Camp Carlin, is ordered to proceed to Boston, Mass., and relieve Major McClure in the duties of purchasing and depot commissary. Maj. Nash will leave here in about two weeks, when his successor, Captain Elderkin, of Yankton, is expected. During the four years and a half that the Major has been stationed at Camp Carlin, his peculiar duties have brought him into general business relations with our people, and we venture to say that none have had dealings with the gentleman who have not felt assured of his integrity and fairness and pleased with the uniform courtesy shown them. He was one of the first commissary officers to discover the superiority of western flour, and to purchase it. Now all the flour used in this department is the product of Colorado, and most of the hard bread also. By this change the Government obtained a better article without additional cost. In other matters the Major has been able to serve the Government and the west, one of which was calling the attention of eastern capitalists to out grazing fields. The government was benefitted, inasmuch as beef can now be purchased at a less cost.
     The Major has taken a live interest in his official duties, just as if there was a work for him to do, and he resigns the trust with some reluctance. He says that he never spent a pleasanter four years at any post than at Camp Carlin, and although assigned to the “Hub” he regrets, on many accounts, the change.
On the part of our citizens we are fully warranted in saying that the departure of Major Nash will be witnessed with universal displeasure. He has won our respect as an officer, our esteem as a man, and in the social circle he and his estimable lady will leave a void, not soon to be filled.

     Rev. J. H. Bell, who has had the pastoral charge of the A.M.E. Church of this city for two years, has been appointed to the pastoral charge of the A. M. E. Church of Chillicothe, Ohio. He has done a grand work for his church here, which had a heavy debt hanging over it. He has paid off the mortgage debt, and a number of other debts that had been hanging over the church for eight or nine years, and has had the church painted; over sixty have been added to the church, and peace and harmony prevails generally. Elder Bell has made for himself a host of friends by his christian deportment and honest dealing, and we hope success may attend him in his new field of labor. Rev. J. W. Barber, a young man of much promise, is appointed his successor.

The Galllipolis Journal
October 7, 1880

     Where is the Street Commissioner? Cows in the public park every day.

     Miss Mary Lane, nurse at the Indianapolis Insane Asylum, is home for a visit.

     Miss Lillie Calohan has returned to Cincinnati as a pupil in the School of Design.

     Mrs. Ellen Reeves will leave for her home in Kansas this week.

     Enos, Hill & Co. secured the contract for supplying the heating stoves, for the buildings of the O. & W.Va. R. R. This speaks well for Gallipolis enterprise in competition with Columbus.

     Frank Grayum has returned from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he has taken a business course in Eastman College.

     Miss Jennie Adkins is living in Cincinnati, now.

     Mrs. Saml. McKahn of Wisconsin, is visiting Mrs. M. E. Jerman, her sister.

     The Probate Court, Saturday, gave the custody of Winnie M., Noah G. and Joy W. Saunders, minor children of Jacob Saunders, deceased, to Mr. Jno. H. Saunders, their guardian.

     Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Martin, of Green township, left last week on a short visit to relatives at Decatur, Ill.

     The buck wagon of E. Dunn collided with the stage, last week, doing some damage.

     Charley Johnson is watchman on the Salt Valley.

     Lincoln Neal is staying at E. L. Menager’s.

     The girls and boys are now wearing the same style of hat, called the cigarette. The hat resembles a piece of horse blanket run over by a wagon.

     N. S. Angel is happy. It is a boy.

     Saml. Cherington is clerking in the County Treasurer’s office.

     Capt. Jos. Devacht was quite seriously injured on Friday by his buggy overturning.

     Jas. Logue and family of Danville, Ill., are visiting Judge Logue. Handsome as of old.

     Rev. J. W. Barber, new colored minister, is here with his charge.

     The will of Miss Mary A. Warner, Columbus, O., deceased, gives to Misses Augusta and Celia Steinman of this city, the interest or dividends on her railroad bonds, amounting to $210 annually.

     Chas. W. Kerr has purchased the farm of Cassius C. Kerr, and the latter has bought the one-fourth interest in the firm of J. M. Kerr & Co., belonging to Jno. W. Cherington. Price, $5,500.

     The marriage of Mr. Jno. A. Morrison and Miss Mary Hanna will take place at the residence of the bride’s parents, at Swan Creek, this Wednesday evening. We have been trying to tuck John snugly away for lo these many days and now we are happy. Happiness to you and yours.

     Mrs. F. M. Bovie left this morning for Indiana to visit relatives.

     Harper Ferguson is some on heavy weights. Last week a boy weighing 15 pounds came to his house, following a girl who tacked the beam to the extent of 14 3/4 pounds.

     Rev. Chas. F. Creighton is the new M. E. Minister here. He is a young man of much talent, son of the great minister of that name. Rev. Leslie goes to Washington C. H. We are sorry to lose him.

     N. P. Fenner and others will start a bone dust mill here in the Spring.

     Capt. Jas. P. Drouillard and lady, of Nashville, Tenn., are visiting relatives in our city.

     Jas. LeClercq, of Chattanooga, is here looking up old friends. He will stay several days. Jim supports a family of three.

     The wife of Prof. D. P. Guthrie, of Clifton, died last week.

     Miss Annie, daughter of Fred. Ecker, who has been residing with her grandparents at Centreville, has returned home.

     Prof. A. A. Moulton, of Rio Grande College, will address the people on the political topics of the day, at White Oak School House, Morgan township, Friday evening, Oct. 8. Everybody invited.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 14, 1880

     Richard Priestly and family have removed to this city from Winfield, W. Va., living on Third above Locust Street.

     Many of the old students of Gallia Academy will remember Peter Smith, brother of the late Mrs. Dr. C. W. Wall. After being missed for several years he has turned up in Missouri, having traveled in the interim over Europe.

     John Reed, of Huntington township, was sent to jail Friday by Judge Turner for stealing a hog from his neighbor John Davis. There were two of them, the other, whose name has slipped us, paying his fine.

     Mr. J. W. Cherington has bought the farm of Mr. Thomas Pearce, in Perry township. The place contains 440 acres and brought $7,200.

     Mr. C. A. Clendenin has the contract for putting up chimneys in all the stations along the O. & W.Va. R’y.

     Millard F. Hamilton, of Parkersburg, was visiting his parents here last week.

     Miss Mary Lane is no more. She is Mrs. Wm. Myers, of Dayton.

     Miss Ella Belle Hill is attending College at Rio Grande.

     W. O. Davis of Eureka is the father of a nine pound boy and his name is Jas. A. Garfield.

     Mr. George P. Mathews is making his home at Vinton. His health is not good.

     John H. Jeffers was discharged from the Penitentiary and arrived at home last week. He was sent up for one year for shooting at Col. Montgomery.

     Miss Magg. Williams, while driving down the river road Monday, the horse becoming frightened, jumped from the buggy, badly injuring her knee.

     We are to have a new citizen. Jas. W. Misner has purchased the frame above the residence of A. G. Beall and will remove here immediately.

     George House and mother have returned from Ross county.

     Mrs. D. H. Baldridge will arrive home this week.

     John P. Hanson will move into town this week, taking the lower side of Geo. Kling’s new brick at the foot of Second Street.

     Henry House is installed as chief clerk at Charley Friend’s new saloon.

Mercerville, Oct. 11, 1880
     A grand Republican meeting at Mercerville. Six to seven hundred people present. A large torchlight procession, led by an excellent band of music, with a dozen flags flying, was a feature of the occasion. The large audience listened with interest to good and eloquent speeches delivered by Dr. Mills, Esq., Maj. Leaper, Mr. McFaden and Rev. Filinger. At a late hour the meeting concluded with three cheers for the Union; three cheers for Garfield and three cheers for the speakers. It was one of the finest and most enthusiastic meetings I ever attended in Gallia county. Hurrah for old Guyan township.

     Mr. Editor:—The Republican meeting noticed in your paper to be held at Lincoln, in Harrison Township, on the evening of the 9th inst., to be addressed by T. W. Hampton and John L. Guy, was astonishing to all. Not less than six hundred of the good citizens of Harrison, Guyan and adjoining townships, were in attendance and gave special attention to the different speakers who addressed the meeting. No effort seems to have been spared by Mr. James Stuart, John Stuart, Frank Walters, Samuel Drummond, Robert Drummond, Esq. Clark, and many others whose names I have not the means of knowing at present, in making the meeting one of the largest night meetings held in the county outside of the city of Gallipolis. The mothers, sisters and daughters of these noble Republicans, are entitled to great praise for their efforts in assisting in this patriotic meeting. The music by the drum corps was excellent. The speeches of Rev.’s Caldwell, Prose, McFaddin and Fillinger, were good and well directed.

     The next term of the Court of Common Pleas convenes on the 8th prox. There are 214 cases on the Trial Docket, 13 on the Appearance Docket, and 17 on the State Docket. There are 11 divorce cases to be tried, as follows:—Anna vs. John J. Morgan, Martin vs. Eliza Cousins, Vinton vs. Mahala Rankin, Wm. H. vs. Aggie Browner, Mary C. vs. Andrew Hardway, John vs. Lucy M. Sowards, Pauline M. vs. James Buck, Henderson vs. Lucy Ann Colwell, Benjamin F. vs. Angeline Holley, Roxanna vs. Wm. H. Fortune and Josias vs. Isabella Valentine.

The Gallipolis Joournal
October 21, 1880

     Hannah Maxon Johnson, the infant child of Wm. Johnson, died last week.

     Mrs. N. P. Fenner and daughter Ida have gone to Cincinnati. The eyes of the latter need medical attention.

     The passenger depot at this point is now entirely finished, being a very pretty little structure. The freight depot above is almost finished.

     Mrs. Chas. Wolf is very sick with inflammatory rheumatism.

     Nat. Wellington, a young man living at Vinton, was killed in a coal bank, out in Jackson county, last week, by slate falling upon him. He was just 21 years old.

     The case of Ohio vs. D. Boone Dailey, assault, was tried before ‘Squire Damron on Friday. Dailey pled guilty and was mulcted in the sum of $30.75. This was a dare-devil, unprovoked assault on Greenbury Weaver, an innocent man. Dailey acknowledged this fact in an honest way and claimed clemency from the court.

     Franklin Carel of this city is 85 years old. He has voted 64 years, casting his ballot for 16 candidates for President and never voting once for a Democrat. His first vote was for Rufus King, Federal. He will vote for Jas. A. Garfield.

     Miss Ella McClung and mother are making their home at the residence of Mrs. Robt. Black on Front street. Mrs. McClung is ailing.

     Rev. Chas. F. Creighton, the new M.E. Minister, preached on Sunday last.

     Wm.W. Wynne was in the city this week at the bedside of his sister, Mrs. J. D. Bailey. Mrs. John Wynne of Cincinnati, is also here. She is an aunt of Mrs. Bailey.

     Geo. Ewing is the book-keeper at the railroad office. He is said to be a very accomplished man in his business.

     The following bastardy cases are on the docket and pending for the next term of Court:—Ellen Ward vs. Lewis P. Unroe; Rebecca Denny vs. Milton Colwell; Mary E. McClaskey vs. Milton Colwell; Alice S. Trobridge vs. Albert E. Pickett; Augusta Gilmore vs. Heenan Waugh; Mary Ann Dodridge vs. Albert O. Evans.

     To Prof. and Mrs. J. L. Lasley, at Galion last week, a 9 pound boy. The old folks and young folks are doing well. The Journal is off with its hat.

     The Berridge property has been purchased by Jno. A. Hamilton and moved to his lot on the corner of Front and Spruce streets, instead of the Clendinen lot. The whole of the recent purchase is now clear of buildings and work may begin at any time.

     Geo. D. McBride is confined to house by rheumatism.

     Mason, the colored man who shot himself through the hand on Rodgers’ farm, took the lockjaw and died.

     R. S. Waddell came to town to vote. He will move his family here soon, as he has never given up the intention of making this his home.

     John Liddy of Green township, was injured election night by having his horse fall when running down hill after night.

     Mr. John T. Hambleton, chief clerk of the Telegraph, has resigned and left for San Antonio, Texas, to embark in the commission business with his brother-in-law; the style of the firm will be Hambleton & Digniurty.—Marine Journal.

     The little daughter of M. E. Brandyberry was badly frightened last week by jumping on a large copperhead snake, which had taken possession of the front yard.

     Frances F. Thierry and wife have returned to their home in Illinois after a lengthy visit to relatives in this county. ‘Squire Jos. Thierry was in town Monday and paid his subscription. The ‘Squire has taken the Journal for more than 40 years.

     Jno. C. Oliver is home off the Scotia, on account of low water. The boat is lying at Middleport. John is a faithful man and ranks high in his business.

     Mrs. C. M. Hudlin is building a two-story frame business house and dwelling on her lot at the foot of Vine street, adjoining the store of Henry Hannan. The stock of the old store will be purchased by T. T. Mauck of Cheshire, who will continue the business there. The present residence of Mrs. H. will be for rent.

     Robt. K. Hamilton and Lewis P. Halliday have sold their one-half interest in the tow-boat Rover to Covington parties, at the rate of $4,000 for the whole boat.

     Fenner has taken a fine photo of the family of Reuben Aleshire in a group of nine. The likenesses are excellent. It was taken in front of his residence. [ . . . ]

     Miss Sallie Purdum, of Chillicothe, O., is visiting Wm. Mullineux.

     Hon. Daniel Needham and bride of Massachusetts arrived at the residence of Dr. Needham Tuesday. They are on their bridal tour.

     Rev. C. S. Allemong of the West Virginia conference was in town yesterday, the guest of his brother, A. W. Allemong.

     Capt. Ed. A. Donnally of the fine steamer Ariadne, and the Rev. S. D. Hutsinpiller of Zanesville, O., are in town, the guests of their former schoolmate, C. Fred Henking. Both are old Gallia boys and will be gladly welcomed by their many friends. J. W. Dougherty at the head of the Hardin county bar, is also a guest there.

     Mrs. Dr. S. C. Bailey and daughter Jennie of Columbus, are guess of Mrs. A. Henking.

     John Shallcross will soon arrive home from Kansas. He will make this his permanent home.

     C. C. Naret will be down with his family, Saturday. He will bring his household goods and occupy the brick dwelling on Front, below G. W. Cox’s.

     E. Bagley and bride, the latter the daughter of Col. T. B. Reynolds of Crestline, Ohio, have been stopping at Dr. Howell’s for a few days.

     The physician in attendance upon Chas. Johnson, jr., tapped him Tuesday morning. Three and one-half gallons of liquid were taken from him.

     The case of H. C. Shoemaker vs. Tom Jolly and Boone Dailey was brought up before Squire Damron on Monday. The defendants waived an examination and were bound over to court in the sum of $200.

     Those illegal votes mentioned as cast in the First Ward are likely to cost dearly. Wm. Hannaford, one of the illegal voters, was arrested on election day, tried before ‘Squire Damron and now lies in jail awaiting the action of the Grand Jury. From the evidence we are not inclined to blame this poor ignorant man, so much as those who were guilty in “compelling” him to vote.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 28, 1880

Lawson & Bell’s Mill Burned
     About 5 o’clock Sunday morning—just when everybody is soundest asleep in Gallipolis—a fire alarm was sounded. It has been so long since we had a fire, the people hardly realized the situation. It was discovered that the flouring mills of Lawson & Bell, on State street, were on fire. This is the Neal mill. The fire broke out and was first seen on the roof of the engine room, in the rear of the mill. The mill proper was a three-story one, the engine room was one story and adjoining the mill, and the boiler house was one story and adjoining the engine room. This latter room communicated with the mill proper by a door and a stairway.
The fire department rallied to the call like men, but it was discovered that the gas had been turned off of the city, and in the utter darkness about ten minutes were lost. Both engines were brought out and threw water, but the mill was still on fire inside, and dense clouds of black smoke rolled heavenward from the openings, and it was impossible to extinguish the fire. To save adjoining property was the next care of the Department, and in that they succeeded, Mr. John Dages’ house getting off with a good warming. About daylight the most of the walls fell. Between 5,000 and 6,000 bushels of wheat were burned, and about 70 barrels of flour in bulk. The flour in barrels, on the first floor, scales and safe were carried out. Lawson & Bell had $3,500 insurance on the building and $500 on the stock. The loss will be about $14,000. They bought the mill shortly after the Neal bankrupt sale, and had spent a great deal of money in repairing and adding to it. They were doing a good business and were making money. The firm of Lawson & Bell is one of the most popular firms in the city. The day before the fire they bought more wheat than any day this season.
     The firm think that their mill was set on fire, and the facts seem to bear them out in the opinion, though it is hard to think that any man, or any being in the shape of a man, could be so wanton and mean as to maliciously burn his neighbor’s property. We cannot call him villain; it is a name too holy for the incendiary. Besides, Lawson & Bell, individually and as a firm, were well liked everywhere, and Wm. Lawson never knew a man he did not make a friend. From our description above you will see that the engine room was between the mill and the boiler house. The engine room was a brick room with brick floor, while the boiler house was a loose wooden shed. Now, why would a fire break out in a brick room where no fire was used, and not in the boiler house, the only place there was any fire, if the burning was accidental? Mr. Lawson was in and all through the mill at 10 o’clock Saturday evening, and all was right, the mill having shut down for Sunday, nearly two hours before. Messrs. L. & B. have suspicions and propose to see what is what.

After the Fire
     The boilers and boiler shed are intact. The engines can be used again. R. Aleshire & Co., Jonathan Lupton and Jno. Lupton deserve thanks for the aid of their teams in removing property. Some of the Fire Company stood up to their work until the rubber melted from their armor. About twenty tons of bran are saved in fair condition. R. Aleshire & Co. and the proprietors of the lower woolen mills offered their warehouses and other buildings for storage. Mr. Lawson says they will have sufficient to pay all they owe, but nothing upon which to recommence business.
     The fire originated under the north engine and traveled with rapidity after it was discovered. Mrs. A. M. Royce, a teacher in the Public Schools, boarding at J. Pitrat’s, was the first to give an alarm. Seventy barrels of flour were in the drum and were destroyed. Many expressions of sympathy were made. Capt. Jas. McClurg of the steamer Boone, offered to either give as a present $200, or loan the firm $500 for five years without interest provided nineteen others did the same. Chas. A. Clendinen offered the brick for rebuilding and Jas. Mullineux, sr., agreed to do the woodwork. J. C. Shepard offered the rental of his river lot free, for a term of years. The burned mill was three-story, brick, and was started on March 5, 1848, being the oldest mill in town. Cinders were carried to a great distance. The Court House yard was completely covered with them. They were carried into the river. The new stable of Jno. Dages caught several times. Mr. D. used salt on his roofs, an excellent idea. The Fire Company did excellent service and the neighbors feel proud of their work. John Dages made the company a present of $25. The large fire-proof warehouse in the rear of the mill contained 10,000 bushels of wheat. It was untouched. It is the intention of the firm to pay every dollar they owe, and recommence business, if they are able.

     Jas. W. Erwin has again come to the front in a fatal shooting case. In 1872 he shot and killed his son-in-law David Lollis in a quarrel about a shed. The case was tried twice, went to the Supreme Court, was reversed and finally nollied. This time Erwin shoots his son Lewis, one of his main witnesses on the former trial. The trouble between these parties was about a pane of window glass that Lewis had taken out of the old Watt Wiggins house, claimed by the old man Erwin. Lewis had taken it home to use, and the old man came after it with a revolver in his possession. A dispute arose about it, and the father drew his revolver on Lewis, but did not shoot, Lewis retreating into his house. The old man followed him in, saying, “Give me that glass or die.” Lew grabbed the revolver with both hands and a scuffle ensued in which the revolver went off, shooting Lew in the leg, breaking his thigh bone and ranging downward, lodged under the patella. He fell in a ditch, and the old man left for home accompanied by Lew’s mother, who witnessed the scene, and is said to have participated. Lew died, after the amputation of his leg, on Monday morning. The shooting occurred the Wednesday previous. Mrs. Erwin is said to have struck Lew with a club while the fuss was going on. Both were arrested and tried before W. R. Atkinson, J.P., who bound both over to the court in the sum of $1000 each—Lew not being dead—and in default of bail both were sent to jail. The defendants’ defense is self defense, claiming that Lew was crazy, had been threatening, and snapped a gun at him as he approached the house.

     Judge Logue’s term as Justice of the Peace expired Saturday. His docket has been turned over to W. W. Martindale, Esq., who will occupy for the present the room that Judge Logue occupied. Judge Logue desires the Journal to thank the public for its confidence and support while in office.

     Clendinen & Graham have the contract for building the pier for the incline at the Transfer Depot grounds on Front street. This is a heavy piece of work, and will consume in the best of weather six weeks of time. The bank for the whole distance, beginning a hundred feet from the curb, will be graded down several feet and then protected by a heavy wall along the whole front. The pier is to be 20 feet wide on the summit and rocked. The sides are to be rip-rapped. The pier will run 40 feet beyond a parallel line with the abutment of the Dufour Wharf. It will be located about half way between the above wharf and the Van Vleck line.

     F. Zehring, jr. will take charge of a five cent store at Huntington, soon.

     Bob Gentry is in the West, visiting relatives.

     C. A. Wilson left last Monday morning for Norwalk, Ohio, to take a position on the Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. He has been an assistant engineer on the O. & W. Va. R. R. for some time. We part with him with regret, for he has shown himself to be an estimable young man.

     Mrs. Wm. Sharp and child of Columbus, Ohio, are visiting relatives in this city.

     Mrs. Holcomb, of Gallipolis, is here visiting Mrs. Hannah Church. Ella Church has gone to Gallipolis to spend about two weeks with relatives.—Rutland corr., Meigs Co. Telegraph.

     Dot Kinnett was attacked and severely beaten by three unknown men, Thursday night at ten o’clock.

     Mont McGrath, son of Mr. Martin McGrath of Huntington township, has been appointed station agent at Hawk’s.

     Miss Nettie Hebard is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Jones, at Racine, O.

     The marriage of C. Fred. Henking and Miss Lida Sanns occurs this Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock, at the M. E. Church, Rev. S. D. Hutsinpiller officiating. Capt. Ed. A. Donnally, of Cincinnati, and J. W. Dougherty, of Kenton, Ohio will be the groom’s attendants. George House, R. Aleshire, Jr., and Jos. Millineux will be the ushers.

     Capt. Ed. A. Donnally, of the Ariadne, will leave for Gallipolis next Monday, to be present at the wedding of Mr. Fred. Henking and Miss Lida Sanns, who will, after a reception at the bride’s home the same evening, come to Cincinnati, and take passage on the first steamer leaving for New Orleans.—Cin. Gazette

     A. S. Dutton has been appointed railroad agent at Cheshire. Scott has been on the engineer corps for some time.

     Mrs. Jas. W. Gardner has gone to the city for examination and medical treatment.

     Mrs. Wm. Gordon and children of Washington, Ohio, are visiting Mrs. Elizabeth Finigan.

     Sampson Johnson, an Ohio township Constable, in a state of Democratic hilarity, ran his horse against a wagon driven by Po. Shively, striking his leg against one of the wheels, smashing his leg below and breaking it above the knee. This was on Saturday. The limb will in all probability have to be amputated.

     Mrs. John S. Mills is residing in town to give her daughter schooling.

     There are three ‘Squire Martindales in this county:—John A., in Addison; John A., in Springfield twp., and W. W., in Gallipolis.

     Thursday night the house of Mr. J. M. Kerr was entered by a burglar. Fred H. Kerr hearing a noise reconnoitered and found Lev. Sweeny, who ran out. The following morning he was arrested and bound over to Squire Damron. Nothing was stolen. Some are charitable enough to think that Lev., who is of a low order of intellectuality, went in the house while under the influence of liquor without any criminal intent.

    Miss Grace Levisey, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Levisey, died at Lewisburg, Va., last Tuesday evening. Some weeks ago while at home here, she had some symptoms of the malarial fever which was then prevailing in Ironton, and was sent to the mountain regions of Va. to get the pure and healthy air of that locality, but it was all to no purpose. Sickness came on and she grew worse and worse until she died. Her father was at the bedside at the time of her death. Miss Grace was an excellent young lady, highly esteemed by this community, which receives the news with deep sorrow.—Ironton Register.
Miss Levisey left here eight years ago with her father’s family. She was well known and highly admired for her beauty and gentility. Born here in 1857, she spent most of her life in our city.

     Mrs. Adaline Ward, relict of the late John Ward, died Monday morning of consumption. She had suffered a long time. Mrs. Ward was the mother of the numerous young men of that name, all of whom are engineers of steam engines.

     We went through the Colored Schools on Friday last, in company with other visitors. The occasion was the hour for singing lessons, given them by Miss Lucie Walker. . . . The colored race as teachers we think are a success. They have all the self-possession, grace and command over pupils necessary to a well disciplined flock. Nothing was wanting in their intelligence and their interest in the welfare of the rooms was genuine. Mr. A. G. Hubbard, Misses Webster, Vaughn and Johnson are the teachers.   

The Gallipolis Journal
November 4, 1880

Seventh Ohio Cavalry Reunion
     Arrangements are being made for a reunion of the former members of the Seventh Ohio Cavalry, General Israel Garrard’s old regiment, to be held at Ripley, Wednesday, December third. Members of the Second Ohio and Ninth Michigan Cavalry, of General Garrard’s brigade, are cordially invited to participate. . . Major R. C. Rankin, of Ripley, and members of old Company E, of Brown County, are taking an active part in arranging for a grand good time, and a “Soldier’s Love Feast” is anticipated. Gallia County furnished a large number of solders to this regiment and every one of them is invited to meet at the reunion.

     Capt. James Paine, well known to many of the Journal readers, died of paralysis, Charleston, W. V., Oct. 9, aged 78 years.

     Mrs. W. W. McGonigle was shot through the hand Monday eve by a bullet from a toy pistol in the hands of her little boy. A real cartridge had been slipped in the dangerous weapon.

     Miss Rozella Williams of Harrisburg, this county, was married some months since, to Geo. A. Merrill, of Fairmount, W. Va. Since their marriage they have resided at the latter place, but are now preparing to move to Texas. The best wishes of a host of friends will follow the young couple to their new home. Mrs. W. C. Eagle, of Rio Grande, who is a sister of Mrs. Merrill, has lately been visiting at Fairmount.

     James Martin, of this city, was killed at Ironton Sunday evening. Officers Merrill and Williams pursued Martin for the theft of a bundle of lath. Martin fired upon them without effect, when the officers returned the fire, hitting Martin and producing instant death. The officers were acquitted upon the ground of self-defense.

     E. Chapdu is confined to his bed by sickness.

     Mrs. Thos. Maxon, of Dayton, is visiting her mother, Mrs. E. Cheney.

     Frank Nash, brother-in-law of Capt. John A. Hamilton, is clerking at E. E Moore’s new book store.

     Some excitement was created Thursday evening by a colored woman shooting one Mose Jones in an unmentioned portion of his body. It was accidental.

     Misses Alice Buckingham, of Springfield, O., Julia Moore, of Kentucky, and Lottie Rothwell, of McArthur, O., were guests of Mrs. T. B. Bancroft Friday.

     The Y.M.B.C. gave a social dance at their club rooms Friday evening, in honor of the departure of Misses Clara and Mary Perry, who leave today, Thursday, for Washington City and thence for Florida.

     Dr. S. C. Bailey joined his family here for a short time on Wednesday. The doctor looks hale and hearty as of old.

     Miss Ella Womeldorff was the guest last week of Mrs. W. H. Harvey.

     Thieves entered the tailoring shop of Wm. Rust, Thursday night, by prying open the back door. They secured coats belonging to Jno. Franklin, Henry Smedley and wearing apparel belonging to himself. This is the fourth time Mr. Rust has been robbed in this way. We should think it would get monotonous.

     C. W. Ernsting is having a magnificent pavement sign constructed by Beale. It will contain an illuminated clock.

     George Neal lost the ends of two fingers by the sandpaper drum at the Furniture factory, Friday.

     Geo. M. Carter, of London, Ohio, spent last week in this county visiting relatives and friends. He left for home Saturday morning.

     While we are putting on railroad airs and turning our noses up at such little villages as the Point, we must not forget that we have several bona fide log cabins here.

     Miss Mary Miller is visiting Miss Mamie Cavin.

     Billy McClurg is learning the business of book keeping at Jno. T. Halliday & Co.’s.

     Geo. W. Clark was elected Justice of the Peace in Harrison township in the place of Wm. H. Clark, whose term of office expired.

     Otto Geier, of Charleston, has rented the new building of Jas. C. Priestly, near the Depot. He will keep a restaurant, wine and beer saloon.

     Fred H. Kerr made his first trip selling goods this week. His samples consisted principally of pistols and knives.

     Miss Clara Langdon of St. Louis, visiting for the past week at O. Denny’s, has gone home. She is a correspondent for a St. Louis paper.

     The construction of the pier on Front Street by the railroad, is another step towards beautifying our river front. We certainly have the most miserable looking embankment to show travelers of any town on the Ohio river, considering our internal beauty.

     Albert Lasley and Will E. Curry contributed a portion of their skin and flesh to the machines at the furniture factory last week.

     Lawson & Bell commenced the removal of the debris of the late fire Monday morning. They will build immediately a new brick mill three or four stories in height and having four run of stone. It will have all the modern improvements with the exception of the new process of grinding. The old stack and boilers will be used in the new mill. The old engines are almost useless and will be replaced by new. They will build on the site of the old mill. . . . Thomas Bell lost a pearl handled revolver and a highly prized brass-bound spirit level which he would like to have back. They were carried out of the office drawer.

     The late Mrs. Adaline Ward left all her property, real and personal, by will, to her daughter Miss Love Ward.

From Tick Ridge.
     Anna, daughter of Joseph Hartsook, has been very ill with diphtheria, but is convalescing.

     Mr. E. L. Evans and lady have been visiting friends and relatives in Jackson county the past week, Miss Ella Rees returning in company with them.

     Miss Laura Griffith arrived from Columbus, last Wednesday, after an absence of one year.

An Elegant Wedding
Brilliant Event at the M. E. Church

     For days society has anticipated the wedding of Mr. C. Fred Henking and Miss Lida V. Sanns, which now ranks as the most brilliant wedding in the history of our city and the social event of the season. The groom is junior member of the wholesale firm of Allemong, Baer & Co. and a son of A. Henking, President of the Ohio Valley Bank. The bride is the daughter of Dr. John Sanns. Both families have long been identified with the business and the social interests of our city. The ceremony was announced for the M. E. Church . . . [which was] tastefully decorated . . . under the deft fingers of Miss Lizzie Lasley and assistants. . . . The assembly was large and composed of the elite of the city. Many of the ladies appeared in full evening costume, having driven in carriages through the disagreeable rain. The guests were shown their seats by ushers, six well known society young men. They were George House, Jos. Mullineux, Reuben Aleshire, jr., Frank. C. Wood, Graves Hubbard and Harry Aleshire. . . . The organist was Prof. Jas. M. Neal, of this city, a graduate of Boston Music Schools. . . . First up the middle aisle came Rev. Simeon D. Hutsinpiller of Zanesville, an old schoolmate of the groom at Delaware College. . . . [The bride] was dressed in cream colored gros grain silk, with elbow sleeves and surplice neck, filled in with lace and tulle. A long veil of tulle hung gracefully from the head and floated over the beautiful dress with its long court train. . . . Encircling the arm was a beautiful bracelet, set with pearls, an heirloom in the family of the groom and a present from his mother. . . . {The groom] came up the south aisle on the arm of his best man, Capt. Ed. A. Donnally of Cincinnati. . . .
     At the conclusion of the ceremony, the invited guests . . . were driven to the residence of the bride’s parents, where a reception was tendered the wedded pair from 7 to 10 p.m. The elegant residence of Dr. Sanns was aglow with the shimmer and brilliancy of numbers of ladies richly dressed and sparkling with ornaments. . . . Mrs. A. Henking wore black silk and velvet with diamond and coral ornaments; Mrs. Dr. Sanns black silk; Mrs. A. W. Allemong black silk; Mrs. Louis Baer garnet silk and brocade; Mrs. C. W. Henking fawn colored silk; Miss Kate McIntyre peacock satin and brocade; Mrs. Dr. Bailey brocaded satin; Miss Jenny Bailey black silk and pearls; Miss Lena Wood blue silk and velvet with amethyst and pearls; Miss Rose Wood black silk and velvet with diamonds; Miss Mary Aleshire fawn colored silk with corals; Miss Fannie Ford garnet silk and brocade with brilliants; . . . The evening was spent in a feast of wit and gayety. The tables fairly groaned under their load of rich pastry and table ornaments. Occupying most of the space in the middle room were the bridal presents, lavish and rich beyond any display we have noted.
[This is followed by an entire newsprint column of gifts and their donors. This couple eventually had at least 7 children, all born in Gallipolis except the youngest, Frederica, who was born after their move to San Diego CA in 1895. Lida’s birth name was Eliza Viola Sanns, and she died 17 May 1907. Fred married Lillian W. McConoughey in 1911. He died 14 October 1943 and is buried with Lida and their son Alfred, who died at age 12.]

Lieut. Carter
     The Army and Navy Register, in its issue of Oct 23d, thus speaks of the graduation standing of Lieut. Oberlin Carter at the West Point Military Academy:—
“Oberlin M. Carter, who stood No. 1 in the class, had the remarkable record of 1939.2 in a possible 1950.0. In mathematics, French, Spanish, natural and experimental philosophy, tactics, law, ordnance and gunnery, mineralogy, geology and discipline he was perfect. He attained a higher record, with one exception, than has ever been attained in the history of the Military Academy. Prof. Andrews, now an instructor at West Point, is this exception—his standing exceeded Carter’s by two-tenths—but the Professor, a Harvard graduate prior to his appointment, was a graduate of ‘51, when the requirements were less, and the curriculum not in accordance with the scientific advancement that has characterized all departments in late years. So, in truth the friends of Lieut. Carter can claim for him the maximum record. Lieut. Carter was appointed by President Grant from Ohio, the State that has given to the country some of her warmest defenders and most eminent Statesmen.”

The Gallipolis Journal
November 11, 1880

     Ed. Troy created a stir at 10 o’clock Monday night. Meeting Mr. Henry Beall he struck him with a pair of metal knuckles, producing quite a gash in the head. This without provocation. Next he went home, shot twice at his colored spouse, then three times at himself, and ended his matinee by firing the house. The police nabbed him and by means of one man at each extremity succeeded in jugging him. Here he continued his jamboree by setting fire to the bedding. His honor, the Mayor, imposed costs and fine amounting to $33.80. Troy will be remembered as the negro who stole Mr. Beall’s hog, set fire to a country house and stole a watch and gun. He is the man who buried Mr. Martin during yellow fever days. He is a bad, bad man and was crazy drunk on the above night.

     Mrs. J. Quarrier, of Charleston, W. Va., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Naret.

     Misses Laura and Nellie Hannan are students at the Wesleyan Female College, Cincinnati.

     Charles Coverston had his leg badly scalded at Blickle’s tan yard last week, by accidentally stepping into a steam pipe.

     Messsrs. Geo. D. McBride and Alex. Sheriff left Sunday evening for Hot Springs, Ark. They go with an excursion at very reduced rates, and will be gone about a month. Mr. McBride has suffered greatly with rheumatism for the past year. Several parties from the other side of the river will go with the excursion, among them Mr. D. L. Womeldorff.

     Will Geppert is recovering from a severe spell of sickness in Cincinnati. He is expected home. Fred Moats is down with an attack of bilious fever. Jno. C. Vanden has recovered from a ten-days’ spell of sickness.

     Miss Lillie Welden of Middleport, is visiting Miss Lena Wood.

     Thadeus Fuller, of Middleport, formerly a resident here, was in his old home on a visit last week.

     Jas. F. Irwin suffered a fall of 13 feet last week, and is laid up with a bruised leg.

     Miss Minnie Buck has gone to Steubenville, to spend the winter with her cousin, Mrs. W. A. Long.

     Mrs. Barney Powell, of Parkersburg, W. Va., is visiting relatives here, accompanied by her sister, Miss Kittie Rust.

     The epizooty has broken out among the children in this city, large numbers being sick. [Webster’s defines an epizootic disease as one that spreads rapidly among animals, and the Journal uses this term for people and animals without identifying a specific disease.]

     Judge E. A. Guthrie of Cincinnati, formerly of the bench in this district, was in town last week. He has formed a law partnership with Chas. C. Aleshire.

     Jas. R. Stewart has resigned his mail agency on Thursday last. He has removed his family to the country.

     Elmer, son of Frank Curry, lost two fingers by a saw at the furniture factory, Friday. It was an act of carelessness, as most accidents of that kind are.

     Lewis P. Halliday will leave this week to accept a clerkship on the Paris C. Brown. Lew has received a proposition from Cincinnati parties to be a partner in a new boat to be built, which he will probably accept. Mr. Charles Regnier has become chief clerk of the steamer Telegraph.

     The coal fleet going down the river consists of 50 tow boats, 630 barges, containing between eight and nine million bushels of coal.

     Rev. Wm. Thompson of Mt. Vernon, was a guest of his father-in-law, Roman Menager, last week.

     Will N. Hayward is down with the pneumonia.

     On Wednesday of last week the three-year-old baby of Jacob Hiberner was playing near the fire when its clothes became ignited. With remarkable presence of mind his little boy, aged only six years, threw a bucket of water over the helpless infant and saved its life. The baby was badly burned. Dr. Howell was called. [This seems to have been a three-month-old infant.]

     Mrs. Jos. Hunt has gone to her old home in Vermont for an extended visit.

     Jos. Schenck & Co. have opened a new store in Cheshire. They handle dry goods and groceries. Our prosperous friend owns part interest of a similar store in Waterloo, Lawrence County.

     Simeon Nash, Esq., Wednesday, while coming out of the court house, had a peculiar attack, causing him to fall to the ground. He was conveyed home, where the same recurred a half dozen times. He has recovered since and will get along.

     Mrs. E. N. Perry and family were detained until Monday by the sickness of Mrs. Perry’s brother Simeon Nash.

     We learn that A. J. Powell, of Springfield township, is dangerously ill at his home with fever. The wife of Chas. Regnier is sick at Pittsburgh.

     Mrs. E. Ansell and Miss Teete Baker of Millersport, were in our city last week, chaperoned by our quiet friend, Graves Hubbard.

     Miss Mary Graham is expected home from her long visit to Alexandria, Va., to-day.

     An eight-year-old daughter of M. C. Gross died last week.

     The large mail coach between here and Pomeroy has been discontinued and a light hack substituted.

     Wm. Rust has moved his tailoring establishment to Middleport, where he will shortly be joined by his family. He says the fates, in the shape of robbers, pursue him here.

     Peanuts were raised on the Island this year. The hot-peanuts boy, Daily, is at his old stand on Court street. He looks familiar.

     Capt. Jas. Gatewood moved his family to the city, last week.

     Lottie, daughter of A. W. Allemong, has been quite sick with pneumonia. She is improving.

     The store of Wm. Bradbury, Kyger, was broken into on the night of Nov. 4, and about $12 or $15 in five cent silver and nickle coin was taken. Safe drilled in two places, and powder used; did not get inside. Mr. Bradbury will give $50 reward for arrest of guilty parties.

     M. S. Grover, of Nicholas county, W. Va., is here visiting relatives.

     Chas. Friend has fitted up the room adjoining his saloon for a billiard parlor. He has sent for new tables.

     The young daughter of Capt. G. W. Cox has been quite sick for the past week.

     The produce boats are ladened [sic] and ready to start. A. Kinder & Son left Monday with two boats. Graham, Clark & Riggs will leave this week with 4 boats, two of them are ladened with coal, which will be dropped at Vicksburg. Walter Thornily will take one and Gid Brown two boats. It costs about $400 to tow one of these boats to New Orleans, their destination.

     Mrs. D. H. Baldridge has been confined to the house the past week with throat disease.

     Frank Cheney is happy. A new girl came to his house, Monday night.

     Emery Lewis cut another colored man Monday evening, in an altercation up town. In their chase they ran against Mrs. Geo. M. Clendinen, injuring her some.

     Edward B. Payne is home from Marietta College. Ill health prevents him from continuing for the present.

     The loss on the late fire of Lawson & Bell has been adjusted and the full amount of $4,000 has been awarded the unfortunate firm. The money will be paid through the agency of George House. . . . it reflects credit on Mr. House to know that the details of this heavy loss have been settled before the fire is scarcely cold. The venerable agency represented by Mr. House has earned its reputation not only by securing the interests of the grand old companies of which it is composed, but also by looking after the interests of its insured . . . The companies have implicit confidence in Mr. House and Mr. House implicit confidence in them. [ . . . ]

The Gallipolis Journal
November 18, 1880

The Fatal Bullet
      The many quarrels of Col. J. H. M. Montgomery and John H. Jeffers have at last ended in the death of the latter on Friday evening near Bladensburg, twelve miles below here. On that evening Jeffers was riding along the road when he was stopped by Montgomery, who had crouched with a carbine cocked. Jeffers exclaimed: “Look out,” and immediately received the fatal bullet in his side, the ball passing through the body and lodging under the skin. Montgomery claims that Jeffers attempted to pull a weapon on him and that he did the shooting in self-defense. No weapon was found on Jeffers. The wounded man lived two hours and made the statement as above, the story not differing from Montgomery’s except as to Jeffers’ attempting to draw a weapon. Montgomery was on the way to ‘Squire Williams to swear out a peace warrant and immediately after the shooting, he gave himself up to the above officer. There have been many quarrels between them and the feeling has been very bitter, Jeffers making many threats. At a former time Jeffers had waylaid Montgomery and shot at him. On the third trial for this offense he was sent to the Ohio Penitentiary and had returned home but two months ago when the shooting occurred. It was a very difficult point to decide upon Jeffers’ sanity at any time. Both served with distinction in the army. Montgomery was at one time a member of the Ohio Legislature. He was the Democratic candidate for State Senator, last fall.

     Dave Scatterday, formerly of this city, has taken Frank Morgan’s place as Clerk on the Ohio. Good for Gallia boys.

     M. R. Gross, the egg man, will move his family to the city, occupying Jno. A. Hamilton’s house on Fourth street, above Cedar.

     Mr. Jacob Chick and wife, of Patriot, left Monday for a visit to Missouri.

     C. A. Smith, jt., Perry township, has gone to Oberlin to attend school.

     A. P. Rodgers has moved to this city, where he will make his home in the future.

     Paul Talute, absent in Detroit, Mich., for some time, has returned home.

     Capt. Jas. Dale slipped on the pavement at Ashland, Ky., Saturday, injuring his lame limb and back. He was brought home Sunday and is now bedfast, the principal danger being from inflammation of the knee joint.

Death by Carelessness
      Jno. Wilson, a laborer working at Clendinen’s quarry lost his life last week by being terribly burned with powder. On Thursday Wilson was carrying a bucket containing a half gallon of this dangerous compound past a fire built to warm the men. The wind was blowing hard and in passing it is supposed that a spark from the fire blew into the bucket. The ignition of the powder burnt the clothing from the upper portion of the body, burning the flesh and it is supposed inhaling the flame also. He lingered in great pain until Sunday when he died. Wilson was a gypsey-mulatto. C. A. Clendinen provided all necessary attention to the unfortunate man.

     Samuel Vance, of Licking county, O., is visiting his brother, A. Vance.

     The thimble has been taken out of the public cistern on State street and the inside is receiving a new coat of cement. A fire will be built in it and the walls thoroughly dried before water is let in.

     Jas. Robinson, night clerk on the wharfboat, is said to be the finest freight clerk on the river.

     Wm. J. Peeples came home for a few days of this week, visiting his family.

     L. P. Day, Guard at the Ohio Penitentiary, was home for a few days’ visit.

     Rev. Walter Mitchell and wife spent a few days of last week here with their son, W. H. Mitchell.

     Mrs. Chas. Carel has returned from a visit to a sister at Buffalo, W. Va.

     Gas mains were laid along Olive street during the week past.

     Col. Cadot was laid up most of last week with a severe attack of his old enemy, asthma.

     J. E. Pitrat is able to walk to his store room and transact business without the aid of crutches. He has had a long siege.

     Miss Johnson, visiting at N. P. Fenner’s, has returned to her home at Union, W. Va., taking with her Miss Mary Fenner, who will make her a visit.

     Mrs. Romaine LeMoyne Wade, Columbus, arrived here Tuesday, on a visit to relatives and friends. She is the guest of Miss Eliza Sanns.

     Roll of Merit. Third Grade—Olive Gilpin, Eva Sheriff, Katie Gibbard, Cora Adams, Lillie Mullineux, Nattie Blake, Nellie Gatewood, Harry Badgley. Flora Comstock, Teacher

     James Shaver, of Springfield township, has gone to West Virginia on a visit to his two sons, who are in business at Coalburg.

     Lieut. Jas. B. Aleshire has been ordered to Fort McDermit, Nevada, distant more than 200 miles east of his last station, Fort Bidwell.

     Mrs. Harriet Womeldorff of Illinois, aunt to C. D. and W. S. Kerr, is visiting relatives here. She is an only sister of the Kerr boys’ father and has not been here for a number of years.

     W. H. Williams and bride of Van Wert, O., were guests of their uncle, Dr. Elon Westlake, last week.

     E. K. Chapdu is reported as being very low.

     Jas. J. Bailey has obtained leave of service as mail agent until December 1st, to better secure treatment for weak eyes. J. N. Hoyt temporarily in his place.

     E. T. Moore was at Charleston, W. Va., his old home, last week.

     The Betz brothers number seven large healthy looking men, who average 200 pounds in weight.

     Mrs. M. Mollohan has become quite a bird fancier. She has seven cages filled with the feathered tribe. They include German, Australian, American and African birds. The latter are cut-throat finches and have hatched out this month, this being synchronous with the African Spring.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 25, 1880

     R. P. Beale has been down with a severe attack of pleurisy.

     Turley Gills is at Ironton visiting a brother.

     Two children of Oliver Hill of Madison, Ind., who died at that place, were brought here and buried Sunday last at Mound Hill Cemetery.

     The relict of engineer Flowers, who was killed in a steamboat explosion at Raccoon Island years ago, was brought here and laid beside the remains of her brother, Edmund K. Chapdu.

     Mrs. Mary G. Young, widow of Rev. J. W. Young, died at the residence of Mrs. R. Black on Thursday. She had been sick for a long time.

     Tarlton Herbert has been promoted. He has charge of and is the buyer of the lace department in a large Columbus business house.

     Father Odonaghoe, of Ironton, was in the City, Saturday, subpoenaed on the Ritz case. He performed the marriage of Ritz and wife, at Ironton, twenty years ago.

     Ed. S. Menager, so long manager of the Excelsior Salt Works at Pomeroy, will soon go into the iron ore business in Vinton county. He is a son of Roman Menager, Esq.

     Col. Jas. Montgomery was tried before ‘Squire Wilhelm and bound over to the Court in the sum of $300. The Court of Common Pleas, Saturday, raised his bail to $2,000; he gave it, Robt. Barker and A. J. McFann going on the bond.

     W.M. Burton is feeling good for he’s got a little stranger at his house.

     D. J. Jones, of Perry township, has received from the General Superintendent of Railway mail service, an appointment as mail agent on the route between Parkersburg and Gallipolis, vice James R. Stuart resigned. This is a good appointment.

     Judge McDougal of Gallatin, Missouri, was here last week in attendance on the funeral of E. K. Chapdu, his father-in-law.

     Ed Troy, spoken of in a late issue having attempted to shoot himself and wife, has broken off the chain gang and is now roaming at his own sweet will in the red brush. His wife has barricaded herself.

     J. W. Hank and family have returned to this city to live.

     Margaret Thomas et al vs. Daniel T. Jenkins et al. This was one of the most important cases of the term, i.e. the contest of a will. John W. Lloyd died in Raccoon township last May, leaving Daniel T. Jenkins his devisee. He had no closer relations than second cousins living in Jackson county. They were the plaintiffs. The trial of the case occupied two days. About 60 witnesses were examined. The jury returned a verdict setting aside the will. S. A. Nash and Judge Hebard for contestants; White & Holcomb contra. Notice of appeal; bond fixed at $400.

     A daughter of Rev. Jones, late of the Universalist Church here, recently died at her home in Alabama.

     Mrs. Jas. McKown, of Jackson county, W. Va., was the guest of Jonas T. Smith last week.

     Halliday Bros. owns the most of Cairo, Ill.

     The locomotive collided with the public cistern on the corner of Second and Spruce streets last week, breaking the cowcatcher of the locomotive and the ring of the cistern top.

     Miss Mattie Stewart, of Kanawha, is visiting in the family of Capt. G. W. Cox.

     Mrs. John Hamilton, of Ironton, is visiting Miss Julia Jenkins.

     Ernest, son of J. L. Williams, of Rodney, was severely kicked by a horse on Wednesday of last week. The cheek bone is broken and the temple cut. He is getting along.

     Mrs. Mary G. Young, widow of Rev. J. W. Young, died at the residence of Mrs. R. Black on Thursday. She had been sick for a long time.

     Tarlton Herbert has been promoted. He has charge of and is the buyer of the lace department in a large Columbus business house.

     The tall trees on Raccoon Island, so long a guide to river pilots, have been cut down by Lewis Cook, the owner. Efforts are being made for establishing a government light there.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 2, 1880

     S. Bishop of S. Bishop & Co. met with a severe accident Monday morning. He was working a cut-off saw. A piece of wood caught in the band and stooping beneath the bench to extricate it he drew the saw over and on his head, cutting a gash from the forehead straight over the crown of the skull, measuring six inches. Probing by Drs. Mills and Guthrie Indicated that the cut had not extended to the lining membrane of the brain; the only danger arising from the wound, says. Dr. Mills, is the communication of inflammation to this membrane.

     Pros. Att’y Powell of Jackson, O., was in town, Tuesday, among his friends. He is a brilliant and promising, besides a good looking, young man. He is a son of ‘Squire Powell. A grand re-union of the Powell family was held at the residence of Squire A. J. Powell on Thanksgiving. Powells from the West were there and the greeting was said to have equaled old-time hospitality.

     Ed. B. Payne is confined to the house by sickness again. Jas. Spence is down with hemorrhage of the lungs.

     Misses Goodwin and Gamble, visitors at Mrs. J. J. Pool’s for the past few weeks, have returned to their homes.

     A new order from Washington requires Steamboat Inspectors to make a daily inspection of steamboats. This order affects inspector Ford of this city, who is following out its provisions.

     Mrs. Thos. J. Mitchell of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. Langley.

     The ice men commenced laying in a good supply of excellent ice, the middle of last week. It was taken from all parts of Chickamauga creek.

     C. F. Henking and bride have arrived home after a wedding tour of four weeks down the Mississippi to New Orleans. They have gone to housekeeping at the residence of Miss Eliza Sanns, aunt of the bride.

     Scarlet fever is prevailing to considerable extent among the children in this city.

     Henry Hoffstadt and bride of Madison, Ind., will be guests of Mrs. H.’s sister, Mrs. M. Moses, tomorrow.

     Mrs. Columbus Martindill died at Chambersburg, Friday evening, of paralysis. She was 71 years of age. She was the mother of a large and notable family.

     A. Cole, an old citizen of this place, who recently moved to Lawrence county, O., has returned to this county to live, moving on a farm back of the city.

      The aged mother of C. H. Shaefer is quite sick with intermittent fever. She is improving.

      The child of Baylesss Persinger has been sick for the past week.

      Mrs. T. W. Hampton will rear the motherless girl baby left by Mrs. John T. Hampton.

      The two year old girl of Jacob Hibener, burnt some four weeks ago, died Monday night.

      Chas. Westlake and family of Indiana, came to their old home Monday. They will spend the winter here.

      Wm. Nesbit of Illinois, formerly resident in Clay township of this county, is home on a visit.

      Council has passed the ordinance providing for the numbering of buildings and we are to put on some city airs. They deserve thanks for their promptness in suspending the rules to facilitate its passage.

      Thursday was sentence day in the Court of Common Pleas. The prisoners, four in number, James W. Erwin, George L. Ritz, Van Spence and Livingston Sweeney, were brought over from jail. Before sentencing the prisoners to the penitentiary, Isaiah Wood was called by the court and fined $25 for beating a woman, and ordered to stand committed until the same is paid. . . . Sheriff Blake left Monday for Columbus with Erwin, Ritz, Spence and Sweeney. Their future address will be the O.P. [This follows two full columns of the details of all four cases.]

The Gallipolis Journal
December 9, 1880

     Mrs. P. T. Wall furnished P. T., Esq., of the Journal, with a valuable local item last Thursday in the shape of a handsome, bouncing boy. Pink should give us a long editorial on this.—Bulletin.
To hear his fond mama talk you would think the boy could write his own editorial by the incoming spring. Thursday, December 2d—a son to Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Wall. Grandpap Wall was the happiest man in town on this day, it being also the 33rd anniversary of his marriage.

     Mr. W. C. Miller is dangerously sick with congestion of the lung and heart disease.

     E. L. Wood, of Wheeling, was in attendance on his father’s funeral, Sunday.

     C. D. Kaminsky, one of the solid men of Jefferson Co., O., was in town Sunday. He returns home with his sis, Mrs. Louisa Presbury, who has been visiting at A. G. Beall’s the past summer.

     Miss Kate Ellis has gone to Pittsburgh on a visit to her sister.

     Miss Clara Crabtree, one of Zanesville’s witty ladies, is a guest of Mrs. J. C. Priestly. She will spend the holidays here.

     W. R. B. Stevens is sick.

     S. Bishop, cut in the head by a saw on Monday, a week ago, is improving rapidly and will get well.

     R. J. Drummond, of Walnut township, has moved to this city, occupying the Judge Rathburn property on Front street, vacated by H. B. Gentry, who takes the Mullineux house. He is a tip top man and we welcome him.

     Mrs. Frank Cromley is very sick with disease of the lungs.

     Mrs. C. W. Cherington of Ewington, Gallia county, was visiting Mrs. J. T. Ogier in this place last week.

     David A. Walker spent his Thanksgiving in Gallipolis, visiting his sister, Miss Lucie, who is teaching music in that city.—Hamden Enterprise.

     Mrs. Chas. C. Naret has gone to Charleston, W. Va., to spend a short time with her parents.

     Misses Lillian and Mable Stewart are quite sick with the fever.

     Miss Flora Blazer is teaching the Holcomb School.

     W. R Morgan has resigned his position as Superintendent of the Gas Works. He will superintend the operations of the hay press of Geo. W. Clark & Co. We wish him success.

     The membership of the new brass band . . . will use Robt. Gates horns in the future. Here is a list of the members with positions: Jas. H. Sanns, Leader, baritone; Harry F. Aleshire, 1st E flat cornet; Harry M. Curry, 2d E flat cornet; Jas. D. Bell, 1st B-flat cornet; Carl A. Uhrig, 2d B flat cornet; C. W. Ernsting, baritone; Dr. T. S. Brown, alto; Oscar W. Eagle, tenor; Ed. W. Vanden, alto; Jno. R. McCormick, bass.
[ . . . ]

     Jas. W. Gardner is still confined to his bed by sickness. Mrs. Dr. Guthrie has been sick for the past week.

     Rev. P. S. Butts and bride are in the city, the guests of C. C. Kerr of Front street. Rev. Butts married Miss Kerr, daughter of Augustus Kerr of Delaware.

     J. H. Phillips, our High School teacher, is studying for the ministry.

     Dr. and Mrs. Lattin will live in Crown City this winter. Mrs. Lattin has recovered from her late severe accident.

     Mrs. R. Edmonds of Alleghany City, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Hayward. She will spend the winter here.

     Miss Ida Nevius has been confined to the house by diptheria for the past ten days.

     A fund of $500 is being raised by subscription to clear the M. E. Church of debt.

     Wm. Sharp, a former resident here, was in attendance on the funeral of his father-in-law, A. W. Wood.

     On Thursday a little child of Mrs. Fannie Smith was severely burned by a live coal which had fallen from the grate. It lingered in its agony until Saturday, when it died. [ . . . ]

     An average of ten carriages and expresses go to the depot for passengers. They are packed in like sardines in a box. Porters are as numerous there as newsboys on Second street.

From Bullskin
     A. L. Roadarmour of this vicinity is completing his law course at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

     T. J. Porter is teaching school at South Point, Lawrence County.

     R. O. Russel is teaching school in the adjoining District.

     Three organs in Harrison township, owned by Mr. Smith, Mr. Niday and Mr. Ingles.

     Rev. Elder Willis commences a protracted meeting at Yellowtown Chapel, the first Saturday in December. Prof. Alonzo Strait is teaching school in the same village.

     Four years ago there was a reunion of the Powell family at Mr. Jacob Kerr’s, in Knox Co., Ill. It was there arranged that the next reunion should take place four years from that time at the residence of A. J. Powell in Springfield township, in this county. Thanksgiving day they came together once more, and it was our good fortune to be present. As we looked over the crowd we noticed a few changes; a few more silver threads were finding their way among the gold. One of the family had died since the last reunion, Mr. Perry Powell, who was formerly a resident of your city. Children had grown, while others were there who were not at the former one. There were present Nicholas Powell and wife, of Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio; Augustus Waddell and wife, of Fremont Co., Iowa; Jacob Kerr and wife, of Marshall Co., Iowa; James Johnson and wife, of Henry Co., Illinois; Richard Haselton, wife and two children, of Ogle Co., Illinois; Elmer C. Powell, wife and two children, of Jackson, Jackson Co., Ohio; and others, who though not being related through blood, were so by marriage; among whom were Marcus Blake and wife, Mrs. Maria Walker, Mrs. Harriet Womeldorff and Mrs. John N. Kerr. Stories of the olden times were told, turkey discussed, good-byes said, and the reunion was a thing of the past, save in memory.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 16, 1880

     Excerpts from a letter sent to the Journal by J. J Coy, formerly of the Vinton area, from Dallas, Oregon in November, 1880

We are about fifteen miles west of Salem, near Dallas, the county seat of Polk Co., a village of perhaps 1,000 inhabitants, with a railroad passing through it. . . . Mahlon Guy, formerly of Vinton, Gallia Co., Ohio lives about one mile from Dallas; he has a fine situation and a good farm of 200 acres; he says he could not be induced to go back to Ohio, where heat and cold have such extremities. This year he harvested 100 acres of grain. . . . We were in Salem the other day, and took dinner with Mr. Wesley Graves, formerly of Gallia County, Ohio. We were hospitably received and entertained by our worthy host; Mr. Graves is doing a big business in the hotel line.

     Miss Fannie Rathburn will leave this week for Chattanooga, Tenn., where she will spend the winter with her brother, Jos. Rathburn.

     Mrs. Jno. T. Halliday is still confined to the house.

     Frank Ford is now clerking in a grocery store at Kansas City, Mo.

     Our efficient post office clerk, Mrs. S. F. Neal, has been quite sick with the fever.

     Dr. Clark, formerly of the Athens Asylum, was in town last week, the guest of his brother-in-law, R. S. Waddell.

     Miss Ella Young has left for Columbus, O., to spend the winter. From there she will go to St. Louis, to make her home with her brother, Dr. Young.

     Mrs. J. D. Bailey is still dangerously sick.

     Albert Mossman has opened a meat store on Third street below the St. Wendel Hotel.

     F. J. Zehring had a severe spell of sickness last week.

     A son to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Martin.

     Mrs. E. Batterson, of Pomeroy, is visiting Mrs. Ed. Williamson.

     D. C. Cowden has had considerable trouble with his eye, which had ulcerated, in consequence of a piece of coal striking it, and not by a fall as stated by a contemporary.

     Miss Hettie Moore has gone to New York City, to spend the winter with her aunt, Mrs. R. H. Elias.

     H. R. Bradbury, the County Clerk-elect, has purchased the Hiram Dale property on Cedar street, and will remove his family here. The change in the Clerk’s office occurs in February next.

     Mrs. M. Booton will make her home at her father’s, John Atkinson, this winter.

     Mrs. A. W. Wood, widow of the late A. W. Wood, has gone to Columbus to reside with her son-in-law, Wm. Sharp.

The Holcomb-Brouse Wedding
     Mr. Chauncey M. Holcomb, of Gallipolis, and Miss Alice Brouse were married on Tuesday last, by Rev. J. W. Dillon at the residence of John A. Vaughters, Esq., in Nile township. . . . The following guests were present to lend gladness to the happy occasion: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Vaughters, Chillicothe; Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Grimes, A. T. Holcomb, Esq., and Miss Sallie Dillon, Portsmouth; Mrs. Dr. Vaughters and son, Mrs. E. T. Holcomb, of Vinton, mother to the groom; Miss Rose Brouse, Mr. Chas. Moss and Dr. F. S. Phillips.—Portsmouth Blade.

     On last night, 5th inst., the dwelling house of Mr. Joseph H. Martt, of Guyan tp., was entered by some unknown burglar, who crept under the bed on which Mr. Martt and his lady were reposing, got a small tin box, which the vile fiend relieved of its contents ($38.00) and made safe his escape, leaving an empty box and a large hickory club near three feet long setting [sic] against the chair on which the tin box was left in the same room. You that have money look out, for you know not the hour in which the thief cometh.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 23, 1880

     Samuel, son of W. F. Cole of Clay township, has returned home from the West to spend the winter. He has been employed on the Northern Pacific R. R. He says that H. G. Newport, formerly of this city, has cleared $7,000. out there.

     Ira Kinder has returned from the South with his coal boat crew. His boat got caught above Evansville and it was necessary to throw 1,000 bushels of coal in the river. The balance was disposed of at Evansville. The remaining boats proceeded South under other parties.

     Mrs. R. Montgomery, of California, mother of Mrs. W. C. H. Ecker, is visiting here.

     Jas. Shroder, of Covington, is spending a few days with his uncle, Capt. C. A. Johnson.

     Miss Flora Sharon is to be married to Sir Thomas Hesketh on the 31st of December at the bride’s residence near San Francisco, and man and wife will immediately thereafter sail for England. The future Lady Hesketh will have an income of her own of $50,000—Sir Thomas and her father having each settled $25,000 a year upon her for pin money. Her mother’s magnificent diamonds were left to her and are now being reset. The necklace is said to have cost $50,000. Miss Sharon is a pretty and charming young lady, and will honor any house she enters. An uncle of the lady, Mr. L. C. Sharon, is one of the well-to-do farmers of Addison township, this county.

     Mrs. J. D. Bailey, sick for four months, is able to sit up.

     Jas. Morrison has rented the large stable at the Ecker House, where he will keep a feed and ultimately a livery stable. He has purchased J. M. Kerr & Co.’s dray and drayage and has ordered a new express and a new transfer wagon of A. A. Lyon.

     Frank Enslow, of Huntington, was the guest of Ed. and Frank Hill, last week.

     The corps of men at work stretching the telegraph wire between here and Pomeroy on the railroad, have finished their labors and gone home.

     Henry Lege, formerly a resident of this county, was badly crushed under the cars, Danville, Ill., last week. His right arm was amputated at the shoulder joint. The Doctors think he will recover. We have the information from Col. J. M. Clark.

     Jno. T. Norris, the famous detective of Springfield, O., telegraphed on Thursday for Marshal Guin to meet him at the train in our city. From here the noted thief-taker went to Crown City, this county, where he put the nippers on Wm. V. Martin, a saw mill owner near that village. The officer boarded a boat and left for Portsmouth, thence to Waverly, Pike county, O., where the prisoner will be jugged. Martin is charged with forgery, what variation of this crime we were unable to learn. Norris stated that he had been hunting his man for eight years and he was in haste to jail Martin so as to spring another trap with the bait already bitten. Martin has been a resident of this county but two years, moving here from Glennwood.

From Porter
     Several of our citizens were caught without fuel the last cold snap by depending on coal to be shipped by rail. We find it cheaper and safer to depend on our own mines, as heretofore.

     Dr. Sisson, the Presidential elector for this district, returned home in fine health and spirits after casting his vote for Garfield and visiting him at his home in Mentor. The Doctor greatly admires the simplicity and sociability of the President and his wife.

     Capt. Jeff. Carrell is quite low with fever, but it is now thought he will recover.

     The relentless hand of death has just taken away the infant child of Charley Martin, aged five weeks.
Frank Enslow, of Huntington, was the guest of Ed. and Frank Hill, last week.

     The corps of men at work stretching the telegraph wire between here and Pomeroy on the railroad, have finished their labors and gone home.

     Henry Lege, formerly a resident of this county, was badly crushed under the cars, Danville, Ill., last week. His right arm was amputated at the shoulder joint. The Doctors think he will recover. We have the information from Col. J. M. Clark.

     Rev. Geo. Cherington, formerly of this county, is located at Sciotoville, O.

     Geo. D. McBride and Alex. Sheriff have returned from their trip to the Hot Springs, Ark. They look much better.

     Mrs. Dr. Pitrat of Buffalo, W. Va., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Henking.

     Washington Rupe of Kyger, came to town Wednesday and paid his subscription to the Journal. Mr. R. is 72 years of age and on that day he first beheld a railroad.

     Misses Laura and Nellie Hannan have returned home from Wesleyan Seminary for their Holiday vacation.

     Edward E. Kerr has located a store at Kerr’s Station, six miles from the city. A station-house has been built there and trains stop regularly.

     Andrew Randall is constructing a frame dwelling house on his recently purchased lot on Fourth street.

     Mrs. Rev. G. S. Stevenson, daughter of Soloman Hayward, is here to attend the wedding of her niece, Miss Kate Newton.

     Mrs. Blagg, of Ironton, aged 82, born in North Carolina, lived principally in Gallia County, O., was buried in Rome Cemetery, 13th.—Quaker Bottom correspondent Ironton Register.

     Capt. Jonathan Hamilton carries his arm in a sling, the result of a fall.

     H. N. Ford, jr., has completed a dwelling for Jno. Poole in Clay township.

     The numbering of houses has commenced. Jno. Clark has a neat and durable way of placing the numbers on the buildings. His device consists of a cast iron frame covering an oval of glass on the back of which is painted the number. This frame is screwed on, making a neat and elegant ornament, free from exposure or wear. The device can be placed on at a low figure within the reach of the poorest. Examine it.

     Jas. Lupton is down with smallpox. He is attending Dental College in Philadelphia. He is in the hands of friends.

     W. S. Mathews and bride were in the city Friday and Saturday, guests of W. R. White. Mr. M. will soon return to Columbus, to assume his official duties as Clerk in the Senate.

     The marriage of Miss Minnie Hutsinpiller to Vaughn S. Culbert, occurs next Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the residence of Jno. T. Talbott, Jacksonville, Florida. Their future home will be at Fort Scott, Kansas. Mr. Colbert secures a young lady of good sense, refinement, and of many accomplishments. Her social qualities and reputation are the best of this our famed society. Miss Cora Hutsinpiller will make her home with her sister . . . at Fort Scott.

     Mrs. Prof. Collins has gone to Utica, N.Y., to attend the sick bed of a sister. Miss Julia Shepherd is teaching in her stead.

     Another new family for our rapidly growing town. J. B. Troshke [sic] and bride of Point Pleasant, have taken C. C. Weibert’s house below Dr. Hanson’s. And yet another family is added to the population of our city. Superintendent Witham, of the Gas Factory, has moved his family here from Ironton.

     Isaac Langley, while at work building flues at Cheshire, fell from the roof of the building breaking his ribs and otherwise injuring himself. He was brought home here.

     Bayless Persinger has invested in a patent churn dasher to the extent of the right for four counties.

     Mrs. Jos. Hunt left Monday morning for her old home in Vermont.

The Gallipolis Jounal
December 20, 1880

A Quiet Wedding
     At the residence of the bride’s parents in this city, Thursday evening, Dec. 23d, 1880, by Rev. M. B. Wilson, Jno. W. Dages and Miss Kate Newton, daughter of Dr. W. S. Newton.
     The wedding was a quiet and elegant affair, only relatives seeing the young and prosperous couple off on their journey in life. The groom is a member of the firm Jno. Dages & Co., a quiet and excellent young business man, standing high socially. The bride is handsome and accomplished, and a fitting mate for the groom. She was richly dressed in white grosgrain silk, trimmed with orange blossoms. Many relatives from abroad were present. The supper was all that skill and experience could make it. The following is the list of rich presents received: [List of donors and gifts is lengthy.]

     Mrs. Catharine Williamson, mother of Mrs. Sallie Swanson, of Cheshire, died at Portsmouth, last week at the age of 78 years.

     Miss Kate Dillon is at Portsmouth spending the holidays with her parents.

     Jno. A. Hamilton, Geo. W. Alexander and W. P. Small have leased land from Mr. Keck, of Hawk’s Station, for the purpose of mining coal and fire clay. They will commence operations as soon as the weather will permit.

     The family of Capt. C. A. Johnson, of Buffalo, W. Va., have become residents of our city.

     A. S. Dutton is Station Agent at Cheshire. Mr. Moriarity is the telegraph operator at that point and will continue until Mr. D. is instructed. The Western Union and Railroad telegraph lines will be combined at that point.

     A little girl while walking on the railroad track this side of Cheshire, was taken up by the cow-catcher of the gravel train and carried a distance of nearly half a mile. If the boys in this town would heed good advice they would keep off the track, and not only save the railroad officials anxiety, but everyone who sees them in their foolish exploits.—Middleport Herald

     Will Summers, son of Capt. Jas. Summers, has taken unto himself a wife at his home in California.

     The young boy of George Miller, employed at Aleshire’s, died on Tuesday of last week.

     The Maddy Brothers, owners of the Chesapeake, have purchased the A. L. Norton.

     Sheriff Blake has been confined to the house by sickness for a few days of last week.

     Ira Baer & Son auctioned their goods off on Thursday, for the purpose of closing out business. Bub Baer will go on the river.  

     Henry Maige is in jail for enforcing his ideas of strong family government on Mrs. Maige.

     A girl to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rust, Monday morning.

     Charlie, son of Wm. Ward, is home for the winter. Charlie has pre-empted a farm in Kansas and is doing well. Go and do likewise, boys.

     E. P. Shine has gone to Michigan to attend a reunion of his family. And the young ladies of Front street have spent a dull Christmas.

     The widow of Hugh Thorn was paid $1,000 by the Forresters last week.

     John Hansher, of Morgan township, received a warrant last week for $742.13 pension arrearages due him. Fortune favors the lucky.

     Matthias Holcomb, of Huntington township, has had his Morgan Raid claim of $80 allowed by the Treasury Department at Washington.

     Charles A. Hill and wife celebrated their tin wedding Christmas night.

     Thirty strands of sleigh bells have been sold by one house here this winter. We have had snow until we are sick of it and we hereby enter our protest against the coming of another flake. Good sleighing all the time the past week.

     Rev. M. B. Wilson received a nice Christmas present of parlor furniture. A. W. Allemong, W. G. Fuller, E. L. Menager and T. R. Hayward were the donors.

     Miss Mary Glassburn is home from Jackson, to spend her vacation of two weeks. She is employed by the Public Schools there and is well pleased with the place and her situation.

     Dr. Jas. Lupton will be up and out by New Years. His sickness is much milder than supposed.

     Miss Lizzie Ralston, of Middleport, is visiting her cousin, Miss Cora Saunders.

     Mr. T. J. Palm, of Warren, Ohio, has been the guest of Mr. Chas. Saunders the past week.

     While Wm. Cherington’s train was passing Hamden last Friday morning, going East, one of his brakemen named McCarty was accidentally thrown under the cars, and both legs and an arm being cut off, the man died in about two hours.

     The citizen ignorant of the name of the street upon which he lives can now look up on the corner buildings and see the name painted in neat letters, as per order of the city.

     The Colored Lodge of Masons were addressed Monday evening by Rev. J. W. Barbour. A goodly crowd were in attendance, including a number of white members of the fraternity. His address treated of the antiquity, authenticity and beauties and benefits of Masonry. In his address he displayed knowledge of these points and advanced some original ideas. A festival was in progress in an adjoining church, whither the crowd went.

     Prof. and Mrs. M. E. Hard, assisted by the latter’s sisters, Mrs. Anna C. Newsom and Miss Minnie Shallcross, gave their annual reception and entertainment at the family residence on Third street, Wednesday evening. There were present Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Wilson, ‘Squire and Mrs. Martindale, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Allemong, Col. and Mrs. L. Z. Cadot, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Holcomb, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hebard, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, Misses Flora Comstock, Kate Dillon, H. U. Maxon, Belle and Ada Lanning, Flora Blazer, Ella Schenk, Alice Pitrat, Emma White, M. A. Royce, Rowena P. Cook, Emma McClurg, Lucie Walker, Nettie Bunker, Mrs. S. V. Harper, Lester Keller, J. H. Phillips, T. N. Wilson, P. T. Wall and W. T. Minturn. Miss Walker favored the assemblage with excellent music. Miss Maxon, in behalf of the teachers who were the donors, presented Prof. Hard with a beautiful gold headed cane. A grand supper was spread, and midnight came round before the crowd separated. The evening was one of the most pleasant.

     Prof. J. J. Allison, of the Jackson Public Schools, and his lady are home for the Holidays, their vacation extending over two weeks. Prof. A. has become one of the necessities of that mining town. He has taken the schools when at a low ebb, increased the attendance, decreased the tardiness, improved the discipline and now has them in a flourishing condition. He is well liked there both in his social qualities and his school work. The Professor is a Gallia boy.


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