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Article from The Daily Evening Reporter newspaper, Washington, Pa., Tues., Mar. 15, 1881, p. 1: 

"Beallsville - Charles Guttery is building a large new stable."

 

Article from The Daily Evening Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Fri., Mar. 18, 1881, page unknown:
Advertisements -
 

__ A. Vogeler & Co., Baltimore, Md. - selling St. Jacob's Oil

Mrs. Lydia Pinkham, Lynn, MASS.

Strean's Yankee Hardware Store - [somewhere in Washington Co., Pa.]

"Local Affairs -
[see obit section]

"SINGULAR CONDUCT - Mr. George Adams, who lived in Nottingham township, next farm to McGregor's, left these clover clad hills last week, under circumstances which have given rise to considerable rumor. It was said that on Monday morning of last week he arose early, laid his pocket book on the stand, and with it a note to his wife saying: 'I am going away; I will never come back; do the best you can with the things.' A person who claims to have read the note says it did not read like that. At any rate he boarded the early train at Courtney, telling Wm. Sumney to look after things at his house, he... [rest of article cut off of this Xerox]."

"Independence Items - March 16, '81 - 
          "David Brown will teach a select school for one month, commencing next Monday.
           Noah Gardner will occupy the shop opposite the Globe House, after April first.
          H. C. Westlake is able to be out again after being confined to his bed for six weeks with rheumatism.
          Our school closes next Friday.
          James Magee, on [sic] old and respected citizen of this township, was buried last week.
          D. B. Mulholland has sold his farm to James McAdoo.
          J. C. Patton has accepted a position with James Rogers, of Wellsburg, as clerk, having sold his property to James K. Poke Boles, of Greene county.
          Joseph Adams has a white mulberry tree in his yard which bears every year.
          Wm. Boyd is very ill at his sister's in Wellsburgh, W. Va. - [caps] Czar]."

 

Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., May 16, 1881, page unknown:
[top of article cut off]

          "The Junior and Sophomore classes of the College will have their annual athletic contest on Saturday, May 21st, on the Fair grounds.
          "Geo. W. Brown, who is engaged in the insurance business at Uniontown, is making a visit to his family in this borough.
          "[costs to Washington Boro. for different items].
"Died, on the 4th inst., at 7 o'clock, the little son of George Nickerson, of Scenery Hill, from the effects of concentrated lye, which, by mistake he had drank.
          "Mrs. J. Miller, of North Main street, has a game [bantam ?] rooster, which mothers a young chicken, covering it at night in the most maternal fashion.
"[notice to parents re: poison prevention]
          "Mrs. Anna Washington and her two sons, started today to visit her father who lives in Glascow, Howard county, Mo. Her husband will accompany her as far as Pittsburgh. She has not seen her father for twenty years.
          "James McDermot [sic], our old typo, whose sight is failing rapidly, fell while descending the steps to our press room, on Saturday afternoon, and cut and bruised one of his hands severely. The old gentleman was not seriously injured.
          "Serious complaints are made by persons who have timid horses, and others, against the throwing of loose papers on the street. Such rubbish is very unsightly, as well as dangerous, and ought not to be put where there is a risk to persons and property. If it be necessary to destroy papers, they can very easily be burned on the street, and this would be preferable to having them strewn around.
          "Fulton Phillips made the same error in starting the [italics] Daily Notes [italics] that we did in establishing the [italics] Daily Reporter [italics]. He should charge ten cents per week. We ought to have fixed that as our price. We didn't know then what we do now or the rate would have been ten cents per week. There are a few persons who want the [italics] Reporter [italics] delivered to them daily for less than six cents. But a large number would be willing to pay [more ?] per week. Don't stop [rest of item cut off; rest of column was cut off in Xeroxing.]


"RAILROAD WAR - On Saturday the 14th instant the Pittsburgh Southern railroad company by Jos. Ransey, superintendent, petitioned Judge Hart for an injunction against the 'Ohio and Baltimore Short Line Railroad Company,' to restrain said company from taking up and removing its tracks between Main and Maiden streets in the borough of Washington, thereby cutting its line and interfering with its communications was granted and a hearing was appointed for May 19th at 10 o'clock at the Judge's Chamber."

"CLAYSVILLE - May 16, 1881 - The Rev. Aaron Moore Buchanan occupied the Presbyterian pulpit, of this place, yesterday morning and evening with great acceptance to the people. Mr. Buchanan was accompanied by Joseph Swearingen, Esq., of Washington. Both of these gentlemen made many friends during their brief stay here.
"Merchants of this place had a very large trade on Saturday.
"Mrs. Dr. Calder has gone to London, Canada, for a six week's visit.
"W. C. Anderson, our new merchant, is nicely fixed in his new quarters. - W. F. P."

"A Curiosity. - Odell, PA., May 12, '81. [italics] Messrs. Editors [italics]. - A natural curiosity was produced at the home of L. W. Tombaugh, in West Bethlehem township, a few days ago. A duck, one of the beautiful, large, white crested species, had stolen her nest away some distance from the house, when found it contained several ordinary sized eggs, and one nearly as large as two of the others. It was supposed to contain two yolks, and would not do very well for hatching, consequently it was broken to be used for culinary purposes. It was found to contain (beside the glair and yolk of a common size egg) another egg of perfect formation, with a shell as hard, if not harder, than the outside one, separate and distinct, that is, not adhering to the outside shell at any point. It is as large as a pigeon's egg, or perhaps a little larger. It has [not ?] been broken [and therefore ?] it is... [rest cut off of Xerox]."

 

Article from The Daily Evening Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Sat., Mar. 26, 1881, page unknown:
          "LOCAL GLANCES - AN EXHIBITION - The Horn school numbering forty-two scholars, gave an exhibition at the Mt. Hermit Baptist church, near the W. & W. R. R., Friday evening, March 25th. The church was packed at an early hour. The performances were interesting and received with marked favor by the audience. The school has made commendable progress under their teacher, Mr. J. Houston Weaver, the percentage of attendance being ninety-three of an average during the school term. The Amity brass band, under their leader, Prof. George Hayes, of Waynesburg and Ashbrook's orchestra made choice music. The net proceeds amounted to [?] $29.00, which will be given to the Amity band after deducting incidental expenses. - R. R." 

 

Article from The Reporter newspaper, Thurs., Apr. 14, 1881, page unknown: [excerpt]  Dr. John W. Kelley, guardian of Ida Bell and Nora Mounts, daughter of Richard Mounts... 

 

Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Apr. 25, 1881, page unknown:
"WEST ALEXANDER - April [23 ?], 1881 -
          "John Wherry, who resides near Valley Grove, West Va., met with a serious loss on Tuesday last. In the absence of the family, his house took fire and was entirely consumed, but very few of the household goods were saved. No insurance.
          "J. R. Bell met with a serious loss this week, his old war horse, Charlie sickened and died. He will be cremated to-day, the the funeral pyre was built yesterday.
          "Wm. Taylor, of your place, is in this vicinity this week doing as good sons of old did, taking care of his father's flocks.
"W. C. Slater, of Liverpool, Ohio, is here visiting relatives.
"Our young friend, John B. Anderson, has been doing duty at his father's store in Claysville this week, the latter had been east but returned last evening.
"Quite a large number of persons from this place, attended the funeral of Dr. McCarrell, of Claysville.
"Prof. Mouck, of Canonsburg, was here this week calling on our school directors.
"Frank F. Ray, of Pittsburgh Drug House, of Harris & Ewing, autographed at Wheeling House on Wednesday last.
"Commercial drummers were thick here last week.
"On Monday last, Dave Frazier received from Gordonsville, Va., a fine mocking bird, he is a good singer.
"Business has been rather dull this week owing to our farmers all being busy getting in their spring work.
R. B. Dougherty has been receiving this week, a large stock of new goods, consisting of cloths, cassimers, ladies' silk, batin, and other dress goods, all of superior quality, and at fair prices. He knows how to display them.
"J. W. Murphy & Bro. received yesterday a handsome upright show case, but no key came with it, so that it will not be filled for a day or two.   
"The oyster trade is over for the present season. ... [rest not typed; no names]" 


 
Advertisements -
"Wm. Doak, Agricultural Implement and Feed Store, South Main Street, nearly opposite Reporter office, Washington, Penn'a. Keeps constantly on hand a full line of grain, hay, chopped feed, brain, &c.   Family Flour a Specialty - wholesale and retail.  Rowland Chilled Plows, Wm. Anderson Wood Reaper and Mower. Sole agent for Hoveler's Ground Bone Fertilizer [caps]. Lime and Cement. 1462-1m."
 
"Removal - O. H. Godfred has removed his shoe making shop from East Beau street to West Wheeling street, near Walker & Klevia's planing mill. He makes boots and shoes. 1462-1m."
 
"John Whiting has removed his Shoe Shop to the 3rd story of Boyle's Building, opposite the Court House. New work made to order - repairing neatly done. Persons notifying him by postal card will be called on and measured at their residence."

"Jacob Nease, Shoemaker, Has removed his shop to Warrick's building on East Wheeling street, recently occupied by Joseph Day, where he is prepared to make all kinds of boots, shoes and slippers. Repairing promptly done. 1466-tf."


"Have just received a new stock of the finest Plated ware, which cannot be surpassed. Also, new lot of King's Combination Spectacles, both Periscopic, Double Convex and Double Concave. - A. McKinley.."

Rail Road schedule [long list] R. T. Devries, General Agent; T. F. Baily, Supervisor of Trains.
[railroads named are these]
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad - going east & west 
Pittsburgh Southern Railway - going south & north 

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Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., May 16, 1881, page unknown:
[top of article cut off]
          "The Junior and Sophomore classes of the College will have their annual athletic contest on Saturday, May 21st, on the Fair grounds.
          "Geo. W. Brown, who is engaged in the insurance business at Uniontown, is making a visit to his family in this borough.
"[costs to Washington Boro. for different items].
"Died, on the 4th inst., at 7 o'clock, the little son of George Nickerson, of Scenery Hill, from the effects of concentrated lye, which, by mistake he had drank.
"Mrs. J. Miller, of North Main street, has a game [bantam ?] rooster, which mothers a young chicken, covering it at night in the most maternal fashion.
"[notice to parents re: poison prevention]
"Mrs. Anna Washington and her two sons, started today to visit her father who lives in Glascow, Howard county, Mo. Her husband will accompany her as far as Pittsburgh. She has not seen her father for twenty years.
"James McDermot [sic], our old typo, whose sight is failing rapidly, fell while descending the steps to our press room, on Saturday afternoon, and cut and bruised one of his hands severely. The old gentleman was not seriously injured.
"Serious complaints are made by persons who have timid horses, and others, against the throwing of loose papers on the street. Such rubbish is very unsightly, as well as dangerous, and ought not to be put where there is a risk to persons and property. If it be necessary to destroy papers, they can very easily be burned on the street, and this would be preferable to having them strewn around.
"Fulton Phillips made the same error in starting the [italics] Daily Notes [italics] that we did in establishing the [italics] Daily Reporter [italics]. He should charge ten cents per week. We ought to have fixed that as our price. We didn't know then what we do now or the rate would have been ten cents per week. There are a few persons who want the [italics] Reporter [italics] delivered to them daily for less than six cents. But a large number would be willing to pay [more ?] per week. Don't stop [rest of item cut off; rest of column was cut off in Xeroxing.]


"RAILROAD WAR - On Saturday the 14th instant the Pittsburgh Southern railroad company by Jos. Ransey, superintendent, petitioned Judge Hart for an injunction against the 'Ohio and Baltimore Short Line Railroad Company,' to restrain said company from taking up and removing its tracks between Main and Maiden streets in the borough of Washington, thereby cutting its line and interfering with its communications was granted and a hearing was appointed for May 19th at 10 o'clock at the Judge's Chamber."

"CLAYSVILLE - May 16, 1881 - The Rev. Aaron Moore Buchanan occupied the Presbyterian pulpit, of this place, yesterday morning and evening with great acceptance to the people. Mr. Buchanan was accompanied by Joseph Swearingen, Esq., of Washington. Both of these gentlemen made many friends during their brief stay here.
"Merchants of this place had a very large trade on Saturday.
"Mrs. Dr. Calder has gone to London, Canada, for a six week's visit.
"W. C. Anderson, our new merchant, is nicely fixed in his new quarters. - W. F. P."

"A Curiosity. - Odell, PA., May 12, '81. [italics] Messrs. Editors [italics]. - A natural curiosity was produced at the home of L. W. Tombaugh, in West Bethlehem township, a few days ago. A duck, one of the beautiful, large, white crested species, had stolen her nest away some distance from the house, when found it contained several ordinary sized eggs, and one nearly as large as two of the others. It was supposed to contain two yolks, and would not do very well for hatching, consequently it was broken to be used for culinary purposes. It was found to contain (beside the glair and yolk of a common size egg) another egg of perfect formation, with a shell as hard, if not harder, than the outside one, separate and distinct, that is, not adhering to the outside shell at any point. It is as large as a pigeon's egg, or perhaps a little larger. It has [not ?] been broken [and therefore ?] it is... [rest cut off of Xerox]."

 

Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., May 23, 1881, p. 1:  [top of article cut off]
"...as follows:
Annual Sermon, by Henry Woods, D. D., in the First Presbyterian church, Sabbath evening June 12th. 
Annual Concert, Seminary Hall, Monday evening, June 13th.
Commencement, in The First Presbyterian church. Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock.
The friends of the Seminary are invited.

 

 

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