JAMES A. BURNS, of the 31 O. V. Cavalry, is the only soldier in the township that we know of that has not applied for a pension. Jim, who is an ardent admirer of President Cleveland, says he will not bother Grover until he gets comfortably settled in his second term.
STEEL THRUSH, while hauling hay, was accidentally thrown from the load to the ground, striking on his head and shoulders and bruised his head and face and bled from the ears profusely. Dr. CAREY administered to his wants and states that it will doubtless lay him up for two months.
MR. JOHN CAMPBELL and lady, nee MISS LAURA DOTY, returned from their wedding trip last week.
MRS. GRUBB died on last Sunday at 11 a. m. at the ripe age of four score and six years. The funeral services were held at the house at 2 p. m. on last Tuesday, REV. AMSBAUGH officiating, after the remains were interred in the cemetery.
SAMUEL STOUGH, JR., and son, of Crestline, were the guests of their friends this week.
FRED BEYER, of Delphos, was in town last Monday, enroute for Independence.
MRS. SKILLTON, of Monroeville, was the guest of MR. and MRS. BLOOMER SOWERS a few days of this week.
The REV. JEWEL, of Warren, O., supplied the vacancy at the Congregational church last Sunday.
20 persons united with the Presbyterian church last Sunday.
For some time past some brakemen on the B. & O. R. R. have been having a watchful eye on the neighbors' chickens that stray off along the track and have been seen to catch and carry them into their caboose.
PETER HOMERICK is confined to his house with a carbunckle on the back part of his head and is quite a serious matter with him.
ANDREW HISKEY is not recovering very rapidly.
HARRY WILLIAMS will soon be able to be around again.
The young folks prayer meeting has been well attended and the community is being revolutionized and lifted up as it were.
SEYMOUR LINDSEY returned from Mt. Vernon last Tuesday, where he has been engaged at some fine work in connection with his business.
The Custer House has another boom, lots of boarders and plenty of transient customers.
MRS. D. K. ANDREWS, of Lucas, has been visiting her friends for the past few days.
MRS. GEORGE STUART, of Bucyrus, has been the guest of MRS. A. HESKETT this week.
The Lutheran social on Wednesday evening was well attended.
MISSES LULU BLOOM and FLORENCE MICKEY returned on Tuesday evening from Columbus.
DEHUFF ROTH is visiting his father at Ephrata, Pa. LEVI LAUGHBAUM is discharging his duties in his stead.
Married March 4, at Lutheran parsonage, MR. J. H. CRAWFORD, of Tiffin, and MISS LAURA E. BARGAHEISER, of Shelby. REV. M. L. KUNKLEMAN officiating.
L. E. MACKEY transacted business in Cleveland on Friday.
MR. and MRS. FRANK HAYDEN, of Elyria, brother-in-law of PROF. E. F. SMITH, were called here on account of the sickness and death of THOMAS SMITH.
GEO. WAGNER, of Canton, has moved his family to Shelby and expects to make this his home.
MISS HOLMES, of Gambler, came near being seriously hurt, if not killed, on the Main street crossing by a switching train on the side track. Her attention was attracted by a train on the main track when she was struck and thrown into a ditch, but was not hurt. Fortunately a claim against the town for damages for not compelling the railroad company to compy with the law was avoided.
MISS ROSE SENS, of Mansfield, visited Misses LOU LEFEVRE and ANNA PAYNE at the Clifton House on Thursday.
DEL. F. SHAFER, of Tiffin, spent Sunday at the home of his father, JOHN F. SHAFER, near this place.
C. F. HOOKER and wife, of Mansfield, visited at the home of MRS. F. M. FITTING last Sunday.
GUY POTTER, of Garrett, Ind., was among his Bellville friends over Sunday.
WILL O. PARSONS, of Mansfield, visited friends in this place last Sunday.
JAS LEE, V. S., of Lima, visited at the home of his father-in-law, S. YOUNG, near this place early this week.
SHERIFF FLANNERY was in this place on Wednesday.
MR. A. M. YOUNG has so far recovered from his recent severe illness that he is able to be at his place of business again.
MRS. J. M. DAUGHERTY, of Independence, visited his[sic] daughter, MRS. LEROY LEFEVRE, at the Clifton House on Thursday.
MRS. WM. GASS is recovering from a very severe attack of quinsy.
The Mocking Bird Publishing Company received their newspaper press on Thursday and have it in position in their office.
B. O. SQUIERS, formerly of this place, came near losing his life recently in a burning hotel in Yokohama, Japan. He escaped by jumping from [rest of column cut off].
A report from the party that moved MR. BRADEN'S family up into Weller township last week (the distance being too great for them to return the same day) says that they had quite a merry time during the evening and night of their stay at Mr. BRADEN'S. The time was spent in story telling and listening to some very choice music rendered by MR. C. COWELL as violinist and LESLIE CRIBBS rendering the organ accompaniment. The party returned at a late hour, and when morning dawned some of the party were so much overcome with drowsiness that it has been stated that one of them actually tried to put his pants on over his head.
On Wednesday of last week JOHN NEIL, of Galion, O., took possession of the mill known as Charles' mill, recently vacated by MR. STUMP.
DANIEL KAUFMAN moved into E. KLING'S house, vacated by HUGH BRADEN, Thursday of last week.
MISS LIB. MANNER, who has been suffering intensely at intervals for the past two weeks or more with a very sore finger and a bealing in her head, is much better at this writing.
MISSES STELLA EBY and MABEL SHANIBARGER visited at J. C. EBY'S Tuesday of this week.
The saw mill at Needmore has been set up and is now in running order, ready to convert logs into lumber of any kind desired.
One of the most pleasant incidents of the meeting of the Grover Cleveland Club on Wednesday evening was the presentation of a large and excellent portrait of the late JOHN Y. GLESSNER, for 41 years the honored editor of the SHIELD and BANNER which was given to the club by his worthy son, City Clerk JOHN Y. GLESSNER, JR., and which now adorns the walls of the elegant club rooms. The picture was encased in a very handsome frame. MR. GLESSNER'S letter transmitting the picture was as follows, the reading of which was heartily applauded:
Mansfield, O., March 7, 1888.
To the President and Members of "The Grover Cleveland Club of Richland Co."
I desire to place in the rooms of "The Grover Cleveland Club of Richland Co." this portrait of my father, the late JNO. Y. GLESSNER, SR., there to remain as long as the organization exists, which I hope may be for many years. The walls of these rooms are already adorned with portraits of many of our staunch Democrats who have fought the battles of the grand old Democratic party for several decades and while battling for the true principles of good government have passed into eternal rest, some of them on the eve of our triumph but with that firm hope to the very last that eventually the right must prevail. This was the firm belief of the one whose features are here portrayed, as many of you who have counseled with him well know.
Those of use who have lived to see the government of this land we love pass into the hands of those who represent the principles which the [rest of column cut off].
[Richland Shield and Banner 10 March 1888] Ohio
*Can anyone tell me anything about the newly married couple, J. H. Crawford and Laura E. Bargaheiser? Especially interested in knowing who the parents were of J. H. Crawford.
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