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Article from The Reporter,
newspaper, Washington Co.,
, Mon., Mar. 18, 1889, page unknown:
[top of article cut off this Xerox copy]
"Sheriff Lockhart sold the personal property of R. E.
Wilson, in Franlklin township, on Saturday.
Four head of horses were sold, the prices ranging from $5 to $50.
A wagon brought $10 and some harness $25.
[George B. Mitchell - obituary - see Obit page]
[People's Building and Loan Association item.]
"Today (Monday) is the last day for filing applications for
liquor license. The
following persons have filed applications
with Clerk of Courts [Mr.] Allen: Jessie M. Boyd, of Allen township,
distiller; Joseph Kammerer & Son, of
township, distiller; Joseph Harrison, of Carroll, distiller; Wm. S.
Markell, of Carroll, distiller. The
hearing before Judge McIlvaine will take place on Thursday, April
[Additional Glances on page 3.]"
A. B. Caldwell - New Carpets [text
"Tully's GAR Entertainments - In
the opera house, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
"Yellow and White Onion Sets! -
A. T. Baird & Co."
"Lost - On Sunday, [all caps]
twenty dollars [all caps], between
and M. E. church on Beau. A
suitable reward will be paid on leaving it at the [caps] Reporter [caps]
"For Rent - [All caps] Two
Furnished Rooms on
West Chestnut street
- will be rented singly or together to good parties.
Inquire of [all caps] JNO. B. WEIR [all caps]."
- [all caps] White Leghorn Eggs [all caps]: __ per setting of thirteen
eggs. Also a few White
Leghorn [caps] Chickens [caps], male and female. - [all caps] D. D.
Porter [all caps].
"Lost - During the fire, Monday
morning a black [all caps] Morocco Pocketbook [all caps], containing a
sum of money and valuable papers. A
suitable reward will be paid for its return to [all caps] W. J. Jamison.
"Strayed - Two Bay Horses strayed
from the premesis [sic] of Louis Hundertmark.
The finder will be suitably rewarded by returning them or sending
word to - Mr. Hundertmark.
"Lost - [Spy Glass ... no
names... not typed].
[Rest of column cut off on this Xerox
[Advertisement] - "The Messenger between
[all caps]. Orders left at
J. M. Sprigg's grocery store, Vowell's drug store, or McKay & Co.'s
News Depot, before 9 o'clock each morning, will be attended to the same
Don't be deceived by wordy dealers who attempt to sell you
imitation Overalls or Pants which are not made by Sweet, Orr & Co.
.... [can't read rest of ad on this Xerox copy].
Article from The Reporter, newspaper, Washington Co.,
, Mon., Mar. 18, 1889, page unknown:
"List of Letters Remaining in the
Post Office at
on Monday, March 18, 1889: [The font used in the newspaper for this list
is very small, so it is very difficult to read.
The names are not alphabetized and there are only commas between
the names in a very long column/paragraph. My apologies for any
mistakes made by this typist.]
S. M. McClure,
E. B. Botsford,
[Thos. ?] Thayer,
Dr. E. J. Meachum,
H. G. Rugen,
G. O. Davis,
Joseph Fulmer, Esq., John M. Gresham,
J. Scott Thompson,
Lawrence Hering, L. M. [Prigg ?],
J. S. Penrod (# 2 I think- can't read),
J. H. Slagle,
J. _. Conway,
John F. Clark,
N. C. Crawford,
Lee B. Webb,
J. W. Weir,
Henry V. Brown,
H. W. [Car*** ?Carnes?],
James P. Mull,
L. B. Dickey,
Frank Jacobs, Nealson Bane,
G. W. [? Lesle ? ],
H. F. McGillis (2),
J. H. McBride,
George H. Butler,
George W. Adams,
Mayme T. Tuigg,
Dr. John Cr**swell,
J. R. [Boyer ? or Royer ?],
M. J. Davis (2),
R. H. Richardson,
Frank McCracken (2),
Eug**ne [Eugeine ?] McNary,
E. H. Rice,
E. W. Day,
[Sy*burn ?Sylburn?] Suppler,
John R. Taylor,
L. K. Shatabarger,
E. M. G. Crawford,
Allen D. Albert,
W. M. Wilder,
[Lantel ? ] Boon,
B. Frank Waterman,
Wm. H. Penn,
Wm. A. Tares,
C. P. Floyd,
Chas [Hea** ?Heats ?],
D. B. McCloskey,
Rev. S. H. **liard,
C. S. Pitts,
C. W. Qenner [q not o],
Carlos B. Swift,
|" Mrs. Eveline Frazier,
Mrs. Cynthia Blake,
Mrs. Fannie Arnold,
Mrs. Dan McCarty,
Mrs. Clara McCartney,
Mrs. Della Morton,
Mrs. W. G. Rice,
Mrs. Caroline Ellsworth,
Mrs. Tillie Le [Lemos ?],
Mrs. Annie Fishter,
Mrs. Sarah A. Wheeler,
Mrs. R. D. [Dunis ?],
Mrs. Rebeca [sic] Tobyas,
Mrs. E. J. Watson,
Mrs. E. Mooney,
Mrs. Jos. Bradley,
Mrs. Mary Henderson,
Mrs. Margaret D. Brown,
Mrs. Maggie Bane,
Mrs. Mary [Cain ?](2),
Mrs. John Harsha,
Mrs. Gennie Lovis,
Mrs. Lizzie [Heoccle ?],
Mrs. Lydie Ramsey,
Mrs. J. O. Crawford,
Mrs. Mattie Slusher,
Mrs. Nettie St. Clair,
Mrs. Mary J. Shafer [or Shater ?],
Mrs. Anna O. Evans,
Misses Ella Lyons,
M. J. Emery,
Maggie R. Thompson,
Laura E. Scott,
Mary F. Matthews,
[Milda ?] McHallen,
"In calling for the above please ask for advertised
letter and give date of advertisement. - James Brady, Postmaster.
Article from the The Daily Reporter newspaper,
Washington Co., Pa., Mar. 18, 1889, p. 1: "Closing Day of the
Leatherman School - Correspondence of the Reporter.
On March 14th, Mr. E. H. Greelee closed a very successful term of school
at Letherman's school house. It was a bright clear morning and by nine
o'clock people could be seen coming from all directions wending their
way to the school house. The following was the program: Scripture
reading, by the teacher and pupils.
Prayer by Mrs. J. H. McDonough. 'Welcome Song', by the school.
Address of welcome by Myrtle Long. Second reader class.
Recitation, 'The Bridge,' Harry [Long ?].Song, 'Since I have been
redeemed.' [lower case, sic] Third reader class. Song, 'Rain
on the roof. 'First spelling class.
History class, (first part.) Recitation, 'Rustle Courtship,' Doc
Dague. Song, 'Rock of Ages.'
History class (second part.) Recitation, 'The Violet,' Lizzie
Amos. Declamation, 'The Waves,' Overton Dague.
Music by the band. Dinner.Essay 'Our Studies,' Lorrie Long.
Eulogy, 'Washington,' John C. Dague.
Select Reading, 'Burdock's Goat,' Yorty Dague. Music, Fifth reader
class. Declamation, 'Golden Rule,' Ida Gayman. Select reading,
'The Lion and the Mouse,' Dale Foulke. Song, 'The Wander Staff.'
Declamation, 'Orator Puff,' Lyman McDonough. Recitation, 'The
Unseen Battle,' Mary Dague. Recitation, 'Rock of Ages,' Minnie
Physical geor__phy class.
Select reading, 'The Wild Horse of the Plains,' Joe M. Weir.
Declamation, 'Bob on Stilts,' Dale Foulke. Recitation, 'All for
Nomination,' Jim McLoney.
Declamation, 'Cherish Kindly Feeling,' Myrtle Long. Declamation,
'Roll call,' Nettie Tombaugh.
Song, 'Twilight is Falling.'
Dialogue, 'An Applicant,' J. C. Dague, S, N. Dague.Periodicals, Eds. S.
N. Dague and Louie Long. Addresses by patrons and others.
Candy treat by the teacher. Speech, by Jimmie McDonough.
Declamation, 'Froggy's Party,' Johnny Dague.
Declamation, 'What is Time,' Josie McDonough. Recitation, 'St.
John, the Aged,' Annie McLoney.
Recitation, 'The Last Hymn,' Gertie McLoney. Oration, 'The
Nineteenth Century,' S. N. Dague.Music, song, 'Who was it.'
Essay 'Our School Days,' Emma E. Weir.
Essay, 'Close of School,' Nettie Tombaugh.
Music, 'Sweet bye and bye.'
Several of the patrons made remarks in commendation of the school.
Thaddeus Gayman, Esq., was called to the floor and in behalf of the
school presented Mr. Greenle with a very fine manacure [sic] set and a
beautifully bound book entitled 'Lucelle.' He was taken completely by
.... [rest of article cut off in Xeroxing].
Advertisements - [names only, unless other items are readable]
___ & Montgomery, South Main street, shoes
___cob H. Wise, No. 30 East Chestnut street, soap powder
___ McKean & Co.'s - oysters [grocer?]__erthel and Son,
puddings___Caskey & Henry, 63 South Main Street, insurance agents,
and ____ Vankirk, inspector.
Zelt Bros., flour
"Notice: All bills against Hazel Glass Co. should
be presented at once. Hazel Glass Co. [code]"
"Citizen's Water Co. - Contracts taken for Water
and Plumbing! Office No. 63 East Wheeling Street, (People's Heat
and Light Co. Building). _ Water rents payable on the 15th of each
Lost and Found entries - names only unless other items
'The Greek Testament' lost - return to Wray Grayson
For Rent - names only unless other items are readable
Two rooms as office, first floor old Reporter office, near town hall -
A. G. Happer
Pasture and fields for rent - Wm. Smith & Son
basement room formerly occupied by B. [E. ?] Adams as a barber shop - C.
W. Adams, saddler
5-room house, 2 and 1/2 miles from Buffalo Village, Pa - inquire of Mrs.
Sarah Cooke, Washington
Article from The Reporter newspaper,
, July 18, 1889, page unknown:
A large article about oil wells, their
output and oil leases also has numerous lines through the words.
*Some* of the names that can be read are - [caps added; this is
not quoted unless specified]:
McKEAN De NORMANDLE [sic] well
ALEXANDER & Co.
Martin [LUSICK ? LUFSICK ??] well
W. H. NICHOLSON, contractor/driller
"A prominent contractor has said
that, barring accident, a well ought to be put down in 30 days."
A. A. and Harvey HILL - leases
transferred to FERGUS and WEAVER
Israel WEIRICH lease
John [BURRIS ??] and [Harry H. ??]
leases on the Anthony WILKINSON property [on East or West ?] Maiden St.
Linton-Mitchell VANKIRK well
"Mrs. Rachel FINLEY has leased
her property on
East Maiden St.
for oil purposes."
[DUSTICK ?] well
Judge McKENNAN well
[rest is too blackened and has too
many lines over the print to read].
[real estate and livestock agent] - J.
D. Porte, No. 2,
East Beau Street
[very large Ad with large, bold type]
- "Spring: Opening: Men's Suitings, Overcoatings [sic] and
Trousers, 700 Styles 700 [700 is repeated and 2 are typed vertically].
Suits from $20.00 up. Trousers
from $5.00 up. Satisfaction
guaranteed in prices and fits. Also
an elegant line of hats and men's furnishing.
[caps] J. L. Lockhart [caps]."
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