Smithville, O., News of the
Thursday, 9 Apr 1868
had a little excitement on Base Ball last week, among the juveniles.
The 'Ohio Club,' of Wooster, challenged the Juniors, of
Smithville. The latter were victorious by six scores.
The Eagle Boys of Wooster then sent a challenge to the
Juniors, which was accepted and played on Saturday, and resulted
in the defeat of the Eagle Boys, the game standing 22
Thursday, 12 Nov 1868, Wooster Republican,
Thursday, 24 Mar 1870, Wooster Republican, pg 3
Base Ball Tournament at Smithville
Nov. 2, 1868
Editor REPUBLICAN: - Thinking many of your readers
may be interested to know how the last play of the season terminated,
we concluded to send you the facts. Seven clubs entered
the arena. Innings reduced to five. First match
between Akron and Poe City. Scores, 30 for the former,
9 for the latter, it being but a new club. Second match
between West Salem and Seville Scrubs. Scores, 52 to 19
pp West Salem beating by 33. Third match between the would-be
celebrated nine of Massillon (see Pittsburg Commercial) and
the Star, of Smithville--the same clubs that played at Orrville.
Tallies, 21 to 36--Smithville beating nearly 2 to 1. Fourth
match between the West Salem and Akron. West Salem took
the bats, and made 17 runs the first inning, so that Akron gave
up the ghost and refused to play any more. Thus stood
the game at the close of the first day, Wayne County having
beaten everything upon the field that day. The only thing
in which the Massillon and Akron clubs distinguished themselves
was leap-frog, in which game we think them adepts. First
match on the second day between the Star, of Smithville, and
the Seville Zouaves. Scores, 34 to 16 -- over 2 to 1 in
favor of Smithville. Second match, Star, of Smithville,
and West Salem. Scores, 47 to 28. Third match, Salem
and Seville. Scores, 17 to 28. So ended the game.
of Smithville, having defeated everything upon the field, of
course took the first prize. It was really amusing to
see Akron and Massillon putting on airs. It was as equally
amusing to see them taking them off. The Star, of Smithville,
hopes the Massillon Club went home, if not a better, a wiser
club, at least, and we desire to say to you in the kindest of
feelings, now that we have beaten you nearly two to one -- not
as you said of us, that we did not understand the first principles
of the game -- but that you really do, perhaps, quite understand
never got any further in the book. We think you swamped
the Brainland before you got through, and have not the muscle
or activity to carry out what little you did get through with.
We advise you never again to attempt to brow-beat umpires.
Remember red-tape and airs don't win. Yours, respectfully.
"Very Fine Lemons
thanks are due to Mr. A. H. Myers, of Smithville, for a specimen
of the largest lemons we have ever seen, grown, too, on Mr.
Myers' premises. The tree is a real curiosity, and worth
a trip to Smithville to see it. It is about seven feet
high, spreading out to fill a space five feet in diameter, is
fourteen years old, has been bearing several years, and has
on it now twelve lemons, which average nine ounces each in weight,
besides one hundred and twenty of smaller size. Mrs. Myers keeps
the tree in the house in the winter; in summer it is set in
the door yard. It grows in a tub three feet in diameter,
two feet deep, in common soil, occasionally changed in part.
It is a beautiful sight."
Thursday, 6 June 1872, Wooster Republican (Wooster, OH) pg 2
"The Small-pox has not yet visited us, notwithstanding reports to the
contrary. The nearest approach of which we are aware, is Wooster and
near Orrville, toward Cross Keys. 'OH! ouch! my arm!' is the password
of the Small-pox protectionists, an organization recently sprung up in
our midst. Object - to keep the Infectio-contagio Variola at bay."
12 Dec 1872, Wooster Republican, pg 2
village has had a lively trade this fall, until within the last
two weeks, when the epizooty stepped in amongst the farmer's
horses in this part of the county, and is having a damaging
effect on business, but we think the worst has been reached,
as we saw quite a number of persons using their horses on Saturday."
Willaman has the roof on his new store building; when finished,
it will be one of the finest buildings of the kind in the county.
It fronts 46 feet on Main St., and 152 feet on Milton,
three stories high and will cost about $20,000. E. H.
Gilbert has added something like a hundred feet to his already
large carriage shops, and now has a manufactory that will compare
favorably with larger places."
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