- Correspondence news found
in the Friday May 17, 1878 Crestline Advocate.
- Jottings from Shelby
- Shelby, May 13, 1878
- Our locality was visited last
night with a very heavy frost, and much damage was done to the
grape crop and other garden truck.
- Mr. Peter Will has purchased
a farm three miles west of Shelby, formerly owned by Mr. Bombaugh
, and latterly by Thos. Mickey, deceased.
- Mrs. U.K. Loose, the assistant
cashier of the First National Bank, was on the sick list a few
days, but is well again.
- Mr. Smith Francis, (Francis
Smith??) a former resident of Shelby, but now of Indianapolis,
Ind. spent a few days here a short time since.
- Miss Phemie McKee, of New
Bloomfield, Pa. Spent a few hours in Shelby last week.
- Dr. L.P. Holbroom, formerly
of this place, but now of Wellington , O., gave us a call a few
days ago. He is looking well, and speaks highly of his new locality.
- The Fifth Annual Convention
of N.W.O.V. Firemens Association met in Defiance on April
30th, with 168 delegates present. Tiffin sent 25, Defiance 12,
Shelby 10, Van Wert 12, Delphos 10, Oak Harbor 8, Bucyrus 8,
Bellvue 8, Fostoria 9, Galion 5, Urbana 8, Napoleon 5, Wauseon,
4, Bryan 8, Bowling Green 5, Nevada 4, Clyde 7, Hicksville 3,
Dorwalk 2, Crestline 1. The next Convention will be held in Mansfield
the last Tuesday in April 1879. The Tournament of the Association
will be held in Delphos during the Summer, the time not fixed.
The officers of the Association are J. H. Foster, of Van Wert,
President; Vice president , W.H. Kisinger, of Tiffin; Secretary
H.H. Shriver of Shelby, Treasurer, D. White of Kenton.
- Mr. H. J. Bryer has purchased
a new handsome hearse.
- Our city is making preparations
to appropriately observe Decoration Day.
- Mr. Jos. A. Seltzer has gone
to Lebanon, Pa., having been called there to attend the funeral
of his sister.
- A little child of E.S.Close
fell from a lounge and broke its arm.
- Our Old friend, Mr. Ed Roberts,
is here on a visit to his parents.
- The Mendelsshon Quintet Club
of Boston, Mass., done Shelby a fine style last Sunday night.
A full house greeted them.
- Mr. H. H. Shriver has been
suffering much pain from the effects of accidentally getting
some ammonia in his eye.
- Billy Garrett had three of
his fingers sawed off with a circular saw last week. Dr. Huss
dressed the injured hand and he is now doing well.
- Mr. S. H. Evans has purchased
a lot in the burnt district, and proposes putting up a two story
business house at once.
- A pine tree in Mr. Jacob Rogers
yard was struck by lightening and demolished.
- There were several drunks
and rows in town last week, in which T. Jeff Mickey took a prominent
part. He was brought before Mayor Hildebrant and fined $10.
- Our old friend D. Hawn is
again able to attend business after a protracted illness.
- The Annual Convention of the
Richland county S.S Union, will be held in the M.E. church, Lafayette,
the 24th and 25th inst.
- Prof. Lowe delivered a lecture
before the Murphy Club last Sabbath evening ---
- Subject-- "The Demands
of the day in the Pulpit and Pew."
- Mr. Shep Norman Morton was
kicked by a horse last week. No bones broken though he suffered
severely for several days.
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- Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler