CLAYSVILLE RECORDER BITS AND PIECES 1890. (Publisher W. A. Irwin, Editor.) Additional Local Glances Canned goods in all varieties at Willson and Barnes. Thomas J. McCleary, of Ryerson Station, Greene county, Pa. was among friends here Monday. County Treasurer Eagleson has finished collecting taxes in the eastern end of the county and will begin on the western end this week. Mr. Barakat is a native of the ancient Damascus, the oldest city in the world. His home was near the wall from which Paul was let down in a basket. Hear him tonight. 10 cents admission. Gifford Dunkle our carrier boy is spending the week in the country. His brother George will do the delivering act this week. (Column title unknown) Dr. B. Minton has covered the floor of his new store room with a handsome pattern of "Cortecien." S. H. Jackson received 967 votes for Clerk of courts at the late Republican primaries in this county. (Column title unknown) I. H. Taylor who has had charge of the Bell House at this place for the past 8 years to entire satisfaction of the traveling public, will give up the hotel and move to Washington in the spring. Claysville will lose a good citizen and Imri's many friends here will regret his departure. CLAYSVILLE RECORDER, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1890 (Vol . 3 No. 1. Irwin Pub.) (Unknown column title) On Monday evening one of the sucker rods in the Warrell Well parted,necessitating the pulling of the tubing.
__________________ Month Unknown:1890 __________________The Warrell Well The Warrell well about which there has been so much speculation and anxious waiting has at last got down to the work of showing what she is worth. The pumper began to lift the salt water and oil on Wednesday. The first showing was largely water but at 10 o'clock on Wednesday night it began to throw oil in the tank and in six hours put out 25 barrels. Sometimes it pumps almost pure oil and at other times salt water. The salt water however, is gradually becoming less in quantity and the pumper states will in a few weeks be almost entirely exhausted. ____________Encouraging words. "I wouldn't do without it for a dollar."--William Wilson. "I must have the Recorder everybody in this country ought to readit."--Thomas McKeen. The esteemed Claysville Recorder is just two years of age. The Recorder has been very successful and is popular in Claysville and vicinity and valued as an exchange. Success to Mr. Irwin and his entertaining newspaper--Petroleum Exchange. The Claysville Recorder has closed it's second year and finds--(the rest is missing.) Personals S.M. Shellar of the Eureka Stock firm was in town on Saturday. J.N. McNary of Good Intent was a Claysville visitor on Monday.Thomas and M.A. McKeon were Washington visitors here last Saturday. George W. Ryan, of England, Pa., gave us a very pleasant call on Monday. W.A. White left on a business trip Tuesday afternoon for Cleveland, O. Prof. J. Add Craig who is located at Keokuk, Iowa, arrived at home on Monday evening, last. I.H. Taylor and W.A. White were the delegates from Claysville to the Democratic convention on Monday. (Unknown title column) --Mr. Grant Fish and wife, of Cleveland, O., brother of Rev. Frank Fish are visiting relatives here this week. Robert Burns Barr, of West Alexander accompanied Mr. Joel Truesdell on a visit to this place, Monday. (Date of Issue unknown) A Birthday Dinner On Tuesday January 13, a few relatives of L.C. Truedsell assembled at the elegant residence of his sister Mrs. T.C. Noble, where they celebrated his 66th birthday. Besides himself and sisters family, there were present his elder brother, Mrs. Joel Truesdell, wife and daughter, of West Alexander. At noon the invited guests got down to a sumptuous repast. It proved a pleasant family gathering. Mr. Truesdell first saw the light of day in an old log house on the lot now owned by Mrs. Caroline Scott, adjoining the school lot, with the exception of the time spent in learning the cabinet makers trade in Washington and Clerk in West Alexander and Ohio, has always been a resident and made Claysville his home. He has been a successful business man, and one who has at heart? in the advancement of our town, andis always interested in what will best promote it. Kind Words From Our Exchanges The Claysville Recorder will enter its third year, this week. It is a bright local news paper, and it deserves the hearty support of the citizens of Claysville and vicinity. --Canonsburg Local Herald. The Claysville Recorder has completed its second year. It is a good local paper and is deserving of the supporter of the people at that part of the country. --Canonsburg Notes. The Claysville Recorder has just completed the second year of its career. It is keeping abreast of the oil developments and business growth of "Little Richmond," and is in a position to reap the records of its industry. --Pittsburg Times. The Claysville Recorder was two years old last Saturday: The Recorder gives all the news of Claysville and vicinity and we congratulate Editor Irwin and his m______? (rest is gone.) East Finley Items Census enumerator T. J. Bell is making rapid progress in the census work in this township. W.B.M. Plants lost a valuable mare by death last week which is rather hard on him, as it breaks his team. The National Bank of Claysville This town is now well supplied with banks. On Monday. "The National Bank of Claysville opened it's doors to the public for business. The bank is located on the corner of Main and Green streets in the Campsey property, and the owner Mr. D.M. Campsey has spared neither pains nor money to make it one of the finest banking rooms to be found outside of our larger cities. The front is all of solid oak, with one large light of French plate glass 13 10 x 5-6. Passing two heavy oak panel doors and you are in a tiled vestibule, from which you enter the bank proper, which is bordered, on your left as you enter, with a very prettily designed oak counter running back past the vault, the whole surmounted with a beveled French plate glass and ornamental Oak top, which keeps mischievous hands from the counter. The interior is filled up with a handsome oak table and the counter filled with drawers in convenient reach of the cashier. In the vault is a fire proof safe of the Deibold Mfg. Co., make, of Canton, Ohio, with a time lock of the latest pattern. Immediately back of the vault is the directors room. Taken altogether it is a very handsome banking room and behind theornamental brass bars, through which the business is done, can be found Mr. W.C. King, the cashier, a long time resident of this place, who will gladly accommodate you and attend to your wants. They report a very fair business since opening. __________Elizabeth, Allegheny county, Pa., is sorely disappointed over the fact that little or no increase is shown in the population by the census of the place while Claysville can congratulate itself over a population almost four times as great as that of ten years ago. __________Extending its lines. The Taylorstown Natural Gas Co., put a force of metal work Monday, to lay a line from Main Street down Greene, to the new town south of the railroad in order to supply citizens of Shipletville with the new fuel. __________--Mrs. John Reed who resided about one mile south of West Alexander died at her home Wednesday, aged 98 years, 1 month and 15 days. The funeral took place today (Friday) at 11 a.m. The interment in cemetery in West Alexander at a later hour. __________New States and the Flag The law prescribing the form of the American flag provides that on the Fourth of July following the admission of a State of the Union a star shall be added to the blue field. As five states have been admitted to the Union during the present session that number of stars have been added to the flag, and from this time forward all flags issued by the various departments of the Government will contain 43 stars. The new states are North and South Dakota, Montana, Washington and Idaho. It is probable that in another year three more stars will be added for Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona. --Pittsburg Times. _____________Gospel measure Biblical units have the follow'ng equivalents: A shekel of gold was $8. A firkin was seven pints. A talent of gold was $13,809. A talent of silver was $528.30. Ezekiel's reed was nearly 11 feet. A cubit was nearly 22 inches. A bin was one gallon and two pints. A mite was less than a quarter of glass. A shekel of silver was about 50 cents. A piece of silver or a penny, was 13 cents. A sabbath day's journey was about an English mile. An ephah, or bath, contains 7 gallons and 5 pints. A day's journey was about 23 1 5 miles. A hand's breath is equal to 3 & 5/8 inches. A finger's breath is equal to 1 inch. A farthing was 7 cents. --Scientific American. _____________Voted To Get Out Of The Mud. At the special election held in Washington on last Saturday to vote on increasing the indebtedness of the Borough $150,000 by issuing bonds to the amount, for the purpose of paving the streets and putting in system of sewerage. The improvement party carried the day by a majority of 169 votes. The whole number of votes cast was 719. ______________--Mrs. E. E. Bottenfield, of Washington, died at the residence of her husband on Wednesday morning of Typhoid fever. Mrs. Bottenfield was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Cooper of East Finley township,and was well and favorably known here. She leaves a husband and one child, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was about 24 years of age. The remains were interred in the Claysville cemetery on Thursday afternoon. --The Lawson House of West Alexander which has been closed to the publicfor a number of years has been entirely refitted and will soon be re-opened. Several Wheeling families having already secured rooms there. ________Personals --I. H. Taylor was a Jacktown visitor Sunday. --John Thompson of Buffalo township was in town Tuesday. --Charles Bauman, of Pittsburg, spent the Fourth with Claysville friends. --Evan M. Denny was at Jefferson with his family on the fourth of July. --Mrs. H. J. Knode and son John, of Buffalo town were shopping in town Tuesday. --Martin Donnelly spent several days in Pittsburg, last week, among hismany friends. --James K. Mitchell, of East Finley township was in town on Tuesday and made us a pleasant call. --Dr. E. R. DeNormandie and wife with Master Earl left Thursday for Beallsville, where they will spend the next ten days. ____________Additional Local Glances Mr. Ralph Ralston, of Donegal township is reported to be ill with typhoid fever. ___________Rev. T.H. Anderson, pastor of the Upper Buffalo Presbyterian church was married late Thursday evening at Barnesville, Ohio, to Miss Maria L. Hilles. The ceremony being performed by Rev. L.T. Reed assisted by Rev. Frank Fish, pastor of the Presbyterian church at this place. This leaves Rev. Fish the bachelor of the Washington Presbytery. --Miss Kate Patterson who left this place about a year and a half ago and has been engaged in teaching an Indian Mission school at Okumlgee, Indian Territory ever since, arrived at home on last Saturday. --Time works wondrous changes. A country school ma'am near Hickory, Mercer county, a few years ago gave a severe flogging to a boy who was one of her pupils, and the directors had to be called in to settle the trouble that the affair created. That school ma'am and the young man were married the other day. ____________England, Pa. The harvest is here. There is a fair prospector for good crops except oats, which does not make a good showing but is improving in appearance the past week. Mrs. Joseph Ryan has returned home from Waynesburg where she has been visiting her son, Rev. W.M. Ryan and other friends the past two months. Ritter Sherrick and son John, of Rock Lick, W.Va., spent a few days visiting friends in England of whom, they have quite a number. John is preparing himself for the ministry. He is a fine young man. The little folks spent quite an enjoyable afternoon, Monday, at L.S.McComb's, it being the eleventh birthday of his daughter, Mary. Mrs. Will M. Ross is visiting her father who resides in Franklin township. Bearley Whiteman and I.W. Ryan of West Finley were circulation among their friends here last week. Our old friend, Eben Smith is on the sick list and quite poorly. G.W. Ryan is also numbered among the invalids. The carpenters are at work on the new houses for R. D. Ryan and G.W. Baldwin; Rufus and Hugh Plants for Ryan and Maxwell Plants for Baldwin. __________--W.H. Craig returned to his father's A.K. Craig, on last Friday after a stay of several months at Wildomar, Calif., where he was staying for the benefit of his health. He is now much improved in appearance. Personals --Mrs. Waltz, wife of J.S. Waltz of West Alexander and a most estimable lady, died at the home of her husband last week. Mr. Waltz and the boys have the sympathy of their many friends here. --The Morganza Reform school will celebrate the fourth of July with an athletic contest between the inmates of the institution. --M. C. Burroughs who took charge of the McKahan House has put up a new sign and rechristened it the "Central Hotel." --In his sermon last Sunday Dr. Talmage deals in his characteristic style with the various garbs in which sin masquerades in modern society; and tearing them aside shows their deformity to the world. It will be found in another column. --Sweet, clean, and fresh meats can be had every day at the Claysville Meat Market of Sheppard and Crow. They handle all kinds of meats, neatly prepared and keep their shop scrupulously clean. Try the oldest shop in town. --George W. Chaney, of West Alexander was in town Monday. --D. K. Irwin and wife left on Tuesday for a two weeks stay with friends at Jacktown. --Mrs. I. H. Taylor and child have gone to the country to spend a week or two. --Jno. Vankirk of Franklin township was visited Mr. Robert Noble of Wayne Street a day or two this week. --Mrs. Dr. George Inglis and Master Jamie have returned from a very pleasant trip to North Dakota. --H.B. Birch and wife of Pittsburg, and T.F. Birch Esq., of Washington were the guests of their father over Sunday. --Jno. B. Anderson, who has been spending the summer with his brother Dr.T.S. Anderson at Mansfield this summer. spent a few days at home this week. ____________He Got There Harrison Warner who passed through this place pushing a light wheelbarrow on the 8th of May, has reached his destination in safety. He left his home at McConnellsville, Ohio on Thursday, April 24 at half past three o'clock and reached Baltimore on Saturday, June 28th being four days over two months on the road. This is a remarkable feat when we consider that Mr. Warner is 89 years old. _____________A Strange Legend A strange legend comes to us from the Sioux, who alone can tell the true history of that deadly ambuscade. They say that on the hillock where Custer fell now grows a plant never seen there before-a curious plant with tall slender leaves, curved in the exact form of a sabre, with edge so sharp as to inflict keen wounds upon unwary hands, and those who pluck it once soon drop it, so strangely cold and clammy are its leaves. It bears a golden hued heart shaped blossom, and in the center is one small spot of brilliant red, like a drop of blood. The Indians regard it with superstitious awe. They call it "Custer's Heart."
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