Jottings from Shelby
in the
Crestline Advocate
1877
 
The "Jottings" in the following sections are to be found in The Crestline Advocate.
They were submitted by unknown authors using pen names. The most noted
pen name is "Darius".
 
Microfilms of the papers with the original articles can be found at the Crestline
Public Library, North Thoman St., Crestline, Ohio. For the most part the articles
are posted here on the webpage are as they were originally written.
 

 

Correspondence news found in the Friday July 13, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
From Shelby
Returned -- Accidental Shooting --Fall from a Tree ---The Crops, Etc.
Shelby O., July 9, 1877
 
Mrs. A. J. Bushey has returned from England whither she had gone some eight weeks since in the interest of the Jennings estate, of which she is an interested party.
 
On the 4th inst. as son of Mr. Fish, aged 13 years accidentally shot himself, inflicting a severe wound in the hand and face. He is doing well, and hopes are entertained by the attending surgeon that amputation of the hand will not be necessary.
 
On the 6th inst. a son of Jacob Kuhn, residing about five miles south of Shelby, while carelessly handling a pistol, shot his mother in the side the ball passing between the ribs on the right side. The lady suffers intensely, but at this writing is doing well, and it is hoped that she will recover.
 
On Saturday morning, the 7th inst., C.O. Billow, oldest son of Mr. D. Billow, fell from a cherry tree, dislocating his wrist and breaking the ulna of the right arm. Dr. Bricker was called in, the limb set, and although the boy is suffering considerable pain, he is doing well and is as comfortable as could be hoped for.
Potato bugs are ripe, and cabbage worms growing. The wheat is being harvested, and haying is nearly over.
-------- Occasional ------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Aug. 5, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Shelby Jottings.
 
Murphy Meetings -- Improvements -- Religious -- Accident --Dropped Dead
Shelby, O., Aug. 15, ’77
 
Our gentlemanly and obliging Post Master, Mr. John Kahl, who was on the sick list in my last report, is able to be at his post again.
 
Murphy meetings are still kept up here with great enthusiasm. A very interesting meeting was held last Sabbath evening, at which several took the pledge.
 
Rev. D.I. Foust filled the pulpit of the reformed congregation last Sabbath morning.
 
Rev. Bodley, an aged Baptist minister, formerly a missionary assisted Rev. Summers to officiate last Sabbath, and will fill the pulpit next Sabbath morning in the Lutheran church.
 
Our Superintendent of Public Schools, Prof. W.H. Pritchard, will deliver a lecture before the Ashland county Teachers’ Institute this week.
 
An addition of twelve feet is being added to the rear end of our Engine house.
 
Mr. H.M. Dick is enlarging his dwelling on Gamble street, and otherwise improving it. It will soon be complete and will make a fine appearance.
 
Mr. Wm. McGraw, a brakeman on the C.C., whose parents reside here, fell from his train when within three miles of Cleveland, on Saturday morning last and was badly bruised, but is thought he will soon be able to resume work again. This occurrence seems doubly sad when it is remembered that his father has been blind for some years, and his brother was foully murdered within rods of his father’s door, two years since. William is the only support of his father’s family.
-- Darius---
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Aug. 10, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
From Shelby.
Resigned -- Improvements -- The Shelby Light Guards.
Shelby, O., July 30, ’77
 
Rev. N. H. Loose of the Reformed church , after a pastorate of eleven years, resigned the same on the 21st inst. He has accepted a call from the Reformed church at Bellvue, Ohio. We are sorry to lose so earnest a Christian worker, but congratulate the people of Bellvue on the choice they have made.
 
Mr. F. A. DuBois is having a Mansard roof put on his dwelling, and otherwise improving it. The residence of Mr. H.R. Lybarger, on Main street is receiving an addition.
 
The Shelby Light Guards were encamped about five miles east, on Mr. Robert Buck’s farm, for a few days, and they were accompanied y the Shelby Cornet Band. The made quite an imposing appearance when they took up their line of march for Camp Buck last Wednesday afternoon.
-------- Darius ------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Sept. 8, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
From Shelby.
 
At about one o’clock today the sash, door and blind factory of Bricker & Son took fire, Burning the two upper stories. Some delay occurred from the bursting of a hose, which gave the fire considerable headway. Loss about $600, but fully insured.
 
Johnathan Lewis is the greatest sufferer; he occupying the third floor where he is manufacturing the "Champion Washer". He lost about $400 in material, ready made work tools, which consisted of his "little all," and upon which he had no insurance. It was fortunate that the air was still.
 
Several of the surrounding houses caught fire, but by the assistance of a bucket brigade (of which the ladies formed a considerable part) the fires were quickly extinguished.
-------- Darius ------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Sept. 21, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Jottings from Shelby.
Fire-Political Discussion-Departure-Murphy Meetins-Sickness.
Shelby O., Sept. 18, ’77
 
At about one o’clock today the sash, door and blind factory of Bricker & Son took fire, Burning the two upper stories. Some delay occurred from the bursting of a hose, which gave the fire considerable headway. Loss about $600, but fully insured. Johnathan Lewis is the greatest sufferer; he occupying the third floor where he is manufacturing the "Champion Washer". He lost about $400 in material, ready made work tools, which consisted of his "little all," and upon which he had no insurance. It was fortunate that the air was still. Several of the surrounding houses caught fire, but by the assistance of a bucket brigade (of which the ladies formed a considerable part) the fires were quickly extinguished.
 
Everybody is on the tiptoe of excitement in anticipation of the political discussion between two political champions, Messrs. Stanley Mathews and Thomas Ewig. A big time is expected. In my next I will give you the results.
 
Our esteemed friend and neighbor W. N. Rex, and his little son Elmer left a few days since for California to regain his shattered health, and it may be his future home. Success attend them.
 
The wife of Senator Kirkwood, of Iowa, was the guest of Prof. W. H. Prichard last week.
 
The Murphy meetings are still kept up with but little unabated interest. The meeting on last Sabbath evening was enthusiastic and spirited.
 
There was a good deal of sickness among children here, and one death from whooping cough--- a little daughter of Mr. H. Green.
-------- Darius -------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Sept., 28 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Shelby Jottings
Religious - Rebuilding - Recovered - The Political Discussion, etc.
Shelby, O., Sept. 25, ’77
 
The Rev. J.P. Heister, of Farm Ridge Ill., occupied the pulpit of the Eng. Lutheran church last Sabbath, founding his discourse on the words found in 2d Timothy, 2d chapter and 19th verse. He is the guest of Mr. D. Billow on Second street.
 
Mr. George Bowman, on East Main street is building an addition on his house.
 
Brucker and Son have commenced repairing their factory, which was partially destroyed by fire last week. The roof will be iron this time, thus securing it against the danger of sparks, either from the smoke-stack or railroad engines, which were the cause of the configuration.
 
The political discussion between two of Ohio’s distinguished men, Stanley Matthews and Thomas Ewig, came off last Thursday as announced. The day was pleasant, the crowd immense, the decoration of the town complete, and the mottoes significant. One of these was especially appropriate---- "We seek the Truth." At precisely 2 o’clock Ewig commenced speaking and spoke one hour. Matthews followed with an hour and a half speech, the first speaker closing with a half hour speech.
 
Mr. Luther Ebert, who was ill and confined to the house for several weeks is again on his "pins" and attending to business.
 
Mr. D.V. Brickley has purchased the boot and shoe store formerly belonging to Mr. Stambaugh .
 
Mr. L.E. Mackey, the gentlemanly traveling agent for the boot and shoe house of Miller and Huston, of Columbus, was in town over Sabbath with his family.
 
The Union Woolen Mills have stopped running for the season.
 
The excursion to Put-in-Bay, by the Shelby Light Guards, netted them $40.
 
Jack Frost has visited this locality during the week.
 
Business is lively, and merchants are anticipating a good trade this fall.
 
The time for gathering nuts has arrived, and already you can see the boys busy laying in the winter supply.
------- Darius -------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Nov. 2, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Jottings from Shelby.
Shelby O., Oct. 30, 1877
 
One day last week a son of Mr. Dennis Wheeler, aged 20 years, residing four miles north west of Shelby, while climbing after a squirrel which he had shot and lodged in a tree fell 30 feet injuring the spine of his back so that he is not able to move and is seemingly in a very critical condition.
 
In a few days Shelby can be seen as it is by lamp light. Our "city dads" have purchased 18 lamps which are now being put up.
 
On yesterday Col. Dempsey’s fine team broke loose from a hitching post in front of the Woolen Mills and ran away. The animals took a fright at a load of sewing machines which were being hauled to the office of Messrs. Feighner & Billow, by D. Billow, and by accident several of the crated machines were thrown out of the wagon in consequence of his horse becoming unmanageable. The former came off with a slightly damaged wagon, the horses being secured by he scholars of the High School, and the latter with a slightly damaged sewing machine and several bruises.
 
Robt. Sheppert and Alice Breckbill have gone and done it. They were made "one" on last Saturday at the Wiler House, Mansfield, Rev. D.I. Foust tying the knot.
 
The boys are getting ready to pull cabbage and scatter corn. It makes me almost wish I were a boy again.
------------ Darius ------------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Nov. 9, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Jottings from Shelby.
Shelby O., Nov. 5, ’77
On last Saturday Ellsowrth Lewis, lad of 16 years was arrested on the charge of theft. He had at sundry times stolen money from Welker & Moore grocers, until he had taken about $60. He had a hearing before Mayor Hildebrant and in default of bail was committed to jail to await trial.
On Saturday night Geo. Eland’s saloon, on Main street was entered by thieves through a rear window. Nothing was taken but a few cigars. On the same night the Marshall discovered a villain trying to get into the Post Office, the scamp had already cut out a pane of glass. The presence of the man in blue made him beat a hasty retreat.
An artillery company has been organized here, with C.P. Leiter as Captain. They have purchased a brass 12 pounder, at a cost of $275. Fifty five guns were fired today in honor of the late lamented Senator Morton.
Our band home from Independence last week with the $75.00 prize.
The Euturpean Singing Society has been recognized and is in a prosperous state. They have their meetings on Tuesday evenings in the High School Building.
The Union Murphy meeting in the Town Hall last Sabbath evening was largely attended . We noticed several taking pledges.
-------Darius-----------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Nov. 16, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Jottings from Shelby
Shelby, Nov., 14, ’77
Mr. N. F. Mickey after a somewhat protracted illness died on the 7th inst. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon from the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. Jas. Madden. Mr. M. had been in the postal service up to the time of his illness. His disease was consumption, He was a member of the Knights of Honor, which will be a great advantage to his widow and three small children, the latter now dependent upon their mother for support.
 
The Shelby Centre Mill has put in another run of stone.
 
The cemetery managers have put up a tool house on the northeast corner of Oakland cemetery.
 
We learn that Dr. John Mack has purchased the Lewis property on north Gamble street.
 
Mr. Dunton Mickey, son of our townsman Harrison Mickey, has returned from the West, where he spent several years in agricultural pursuits. He intends making this his home for the future.
 
The store of M.L. Lownethall was entered again by burglars last night, and from $200 to $400 worth of clothing taken. The entrance was effected by cutting out a panel of the rear door. The thieves first secured the necessary tools from the railroad tool house.
--------Darius----------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Dec. 7, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
 
Jottings from Shelby.
Shelby Dec. 5, ’77
 
Mrs. W. R. Bricker has returned home from a three months visit in the west.
 
Mr. Wm. Brown of Auburn township, Crawford county, has sold his farm to Mr. Jacob Crum for $75 per acre. The farm contains 170 acres. He receives impart pay the property in Shelby formerly owned by Mr. W. N. Rex.
 
Ed. Struble has gone to Wellington to engage in the drug business with Dr. Houghton.
 
The oyster supper for the benefit of the Juvenile Band was a success financially. This Band organized a few months since under the leadership of Jerry Smith, and play a number of pieces with fine ability.
 
Mr. Wheeler who was injured some time ago by falling from a tree and whose recovery we mentioned as very doubtful, is slowly recovering.
 
Mr. R.D. Stober is still on the sick list.
 
Mr. Herbert Mickey, son of H. Mickey of our town, was spending a few days here last week.
 
Mr. N. A. Faus and family spent Thanksgiving with his father in law Mr. Wm. Bree. Mrs. Faus will be better remembered by her former friends at "Chattie Bell."
 
The Thanksgiving services held in the Lutheran church were well attended and the discourse of Prof. J. Lowe was ably delivered and well received.
 
The lecture of Will Cumback last night of Indiana, for the benefit of the A. E. Library Society was a failure financially, but the lecture was fine and instructive. He makes a comparison between ancient and modern witchcraft and at the close the slanderer and the tattler each receive a lively shaking up.
------Darius------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Dec. 21, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
 
Jottings from Shelby.
Shelby Dec. 17, ‘77.
 
Mr. C. W. Wilson one of our townsman is about to remove with his family to Independence, Kansas. Our best wishes go with them to their new home.
 
Mrs. Amos Greenleaf is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Beverstock.
 
We are glad to note that a little daughter of our former townsman, F. A. Palmer, took a handsome prize at the baby show at Mansfield recently.
 
The Shelby Light Guards will have a prize drill and gift tournament on Tuesday evening Dec. 25th.
 
On the 12th inst., Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Bricker celebrated their 29th anniversary of wedded life.
 
On last Sabbath the Rev. D. Summers, pastor Lutheran church, while preaching became so exhausted that he had to dismiss his congregation in the midst of his discourse.
 
On last Friday our schools closed for holiday vacation. The afternoon exercises of the pupils of the High School were of high order, and showed commendable progress--reflecting great credit alike upon teacher and Superintendent.
 
E. E. Billow is spending his holiday vacation with relatives and friends in Springfield.
We learn that the Sabbath school of the Lutheran church is to have a public exercise on Christmas eve.
 
The old charred walls of the Kingsborough property have been enclosed and will be occupied by W. H. Herept as a marble shop, by whom it was purchased some time since.
-----Darius----
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.
 
 
Correspondence news found in the Friday Dec. 28, 1877 Crestline Advocate.
Jottings from Shelby.
Shelby Dec. 26, ’77
Gus and Jake Summers, who are attending Wittenberg College at Springfield are spending vacation with the parents of Rev. D. Summers and his wife of this place.
 
Mr. D. E. Mackey is spending the holiday season with his family.
 
On last Friday night at 12 o’clock, William Rutan, living three miles west, committed suicide by shooting himself in the intestines with a rifle loaded with pebbles. He was an industrious and temperate young man about the age of 22 years, unmarried, and residing with his father. Some time since he professed sanctification, and being very conscientious -- seeing his failings -- he became somewhat deranged and took this plan to end his misery. His mother has been in feeble health for some time; and it is thought that she will hardly endure the shock.
 
The entertainment at the Lutheran church Christmas Eve, given by the children of the Sabbath School was instructive, profitable and enjoyable, and a full house greeted them.
 
Nelson Ealand and another young "lark" of this place, whose name we did not learn, were several days in the "cooler" at Shiloh last week.
 
Prof. W. H. Prichard and family are spending their vacation with friends and relatives at Lucas, and will attend the meeting of the Teacher’s Institute at Lexington.
 
Rev. Thompson, of Presbyterian church is absent from the city on a brief vacation.
 
Jack Thayer and several other "young bloods," under the influence of rot gut came near getting to the lock up today.
 
A few days ago we had the pleasure of taking by the hand our genial friend and former citizen,
F. S. Robertson, now of Tiffin.
 
Mr. H. Chamberlain and family of Toledo, are guests of Dr. Bricker of this place during the holidays.
 
We noticed on the streets today our old friend, Mr. Greenleaf, of Tiffin.
 
The prize drill and gift entertainment by the gun squad this evening in the Town Hall was a success financially and socially. To Capt. Cockley was awarded the "Codfish" as being the ugliest man in town.
 
Mr. D. M. Garrett has returned home.
 
Mr. Smith Francis, son-in-law of Mr. John Kingsborough, was in our city a few days since.
 
Mr. S. H. Palmer has removed with his family to St. Thomas, Canada.
 
Mrs. Baines, of Springfield, was with the Murphy Boys a few weeks ago. She delivered an instructive lecture Sabbath evening in the Town Hall for the benefit of the boys. If you have never heard the champion of this cause of temperance, go and hear her, it will pay you.
------- Darius ------
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
 
 
 

 
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