Wooster Republican, Business Abstracts 1881

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Wooster Republican Jan. 13, 1881

London Tea House of Kuhn Bros., old red corner, SE corner of square.
DW Matz, #2ME, hardware.
Saybolt Plumbers and dealers in lead and iron pipe, slate and iron roofers, W Liberty Street.
Redinger, Stevens and Co. foundry and machine shops, corner of Buckeye and North Streets.
Weber Organs produced in Wooster.
Stoves for sale at CW McClure, 54 and 56 S Market Street.
SF Days for stoves, W Liberty Street, one door east of Spears Warehouse.
JS Bissell and Bro., #1ME for dry goods.
Curry, Cameron and Co. Lumber Yard, old Curry yard, E Liberty Street near the depot.
B Barrett and Son, steam engines and boilers, E Liberty Street.
AS Lehman, #3ME stoves.
E Chatelain, gold and silver watches, clocks and jewelry, SW side one door below Quimby bank.
SR Bonewitz, over JH Taylor’s grocery store, W Liberty Street.
Hiram B Swartz.

Music teacher with 20 years experience, Mrs. JC Myers, 212 S Market Street.

T Teeple Photography Gallery.
Will Beresford, tailor and draper, Archer House block.
AM Glick, golden corner clothing store, SW side of square.
Roller and Wilson Drug Store, W Liberty Street.
Hoelzel and Kaltwasser, SE corner of square.
William Shibley, corner of E Liberty and Buckeye Streets, jewelry store.
Boots and shoes at CL Quimby, successor to AB White, six doors east of post office.
Barrett and Ogden Clothing, opposite the post office, E Liberty Street.
Hartman and Durstine Lumber Yard, corner of Bever and Larwill Streets.
J Zimmerman and Co. Drug Store, W Liberty Street.
Green and Liggett Emporium Drug Store, #4ME.
Carriage Works of WH Banker on South Street.
DQ Liggett, Acadome building.
Pierson and King, west corner room of the American Hotel.

Wooster Republican Jan. 20, 1881

Rice Book Bindery in Downing block, NE side of square.

Wooster Republican Jan. 27, 1881

Dissolution of partnership firm as Weber Bros. is dissolved by mutual consent. John Weber is retiring and business will be continued at old stand by Charles Weber and Rosa Weber.
Dissolution of partnership of Knox and Shiffer is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued at old stand David Knox and Co. Shiffer, Jan. 24, 1881.

Wooster Republican Feb. 2, 1881

Roller and Wilson W Liberty Street.
Hoelzel and Kaltwasser, SE corner of square.
Wm Shibley corner E Liberty and Buckeye Streets.
Boots and shoes, CL Quimby, successor to AB White, six doors east of the post office.
Barrett and Ogden.
Hartman and Durstine Lumber Yard, corner of Larwill and Bever Streets.
J Zimmerman and Co.; DQ Liggett.
Green and Liggett Emporium Drug Store, #4ME.
Carriage Works of WH Banker, Beistles old stand on South Street.
Stoves for sale AS Lehman, #3ME.
Pierson and King, west corner room of the American Hotel.
London Tea House of Kuhn Bros., old red corner store of Power, SE side of square.
Hardware of DW Matz and Co., #2ME.
Saybolt Plumbers and dealers in iron pipe, tin slate and iron roofers, W Liberty Street.
Redinger, Stevens and Co. foundry and machine shop, corner of Buckeye and North Streets.
Weber Organs.
CW McClure, 54 and 56 S Market Street, for stoves.
SF Days, stoves, W Liberty Street, one door east of Spears Warehouse.
JS Bissell and Bro., #1ME dry goods.
Curry, Cameron and Co. Lumber Yard, old Curry yard near the depot.
E Chatelain jewelry, SW side of square, one door below WC National Bank.
GB Seigenthaler has moved his shoe store across the street to middle room of Keefer Iron block.
J Hoffman and Son for sewing machines, SW side of square.
JH Reid, NE corner of square for collars and harness.

Wooster Republican Feb. 3, 1881

A fire fiend visited Wooster like a thief in the night leaving in shambles a whole business block on SW corner of public square. It was completely destroyed by fire. Blaze rivaled Acadome fire in 1874. Probably the work of incendiary. On last Friday morning, about 1 am, the fire fiend visited our city with almost startling vigilance coming like a thief in the night. It obtained full mastery of the situation before alarm could be sounded and dexterous progress stayed at very beginning. Hence, Wooster has suffered one of the greatest conflagration in its history. The business block between public square and the Central House facing east on South Market Street, which this day before was filled with store rooms and busy merchants, was completely destroyed. Nothing but a shapeless mass of charred ruins being left to tell the story of its former usefulness. Its disastrous extent is complete loss of property. At l o’clock or a little after, a fire broke out in the rear of the room occupied as a grocery store by JB Power and worked its way into storeroom to a barrel of gasoline which exploded, traveling the attention of policeman Huber, who gave the alarm and aroused the public of the situation. In looking over the results, we find 10 business firms were driven out property amounting to 35000-40000, being destroyed or rendered useless on which there is insurance amounting to about 18000, divided among 11 companies. The following is a detailed settlement of the losses and insurance; James Lee feed store loss 1200; Philip Hein building loss 1500 insurance 1000 in Delaware Mutual Insurance Co.; Foss and Swartz Brush Works 35 S Market Street stock and building unfortunately for them, they carrying a very light insurance, but not withstanding the disaster, the backbone is not yet taken out of the Wooster Brushworks. Mr. Foss and Mr. Swartz are young men of enterprise and business energy. They have rented the Curry room on E Liberty Street, one door east of Barrett Boiler and Engine Works and will be running in full blast in a few days. They have made arrangements with the Eastern House to fill their orders which are outstanding and their patrons will not suffer in the least by their misfortune. The Brush Works will soon be on its feet again, doing a bigger business than ever. The firm has plenty of capital and is composed of young men who are not disheartened by disaster. A temporary roof has been built over the brick building on the corner and the Exchange Bank will continue business as usual at old stand. Yocum and Taggart have got their law office in shape again and will meet their patrons at the old place. Gid McIntire, Lake Jones and David Black had honor of throwing full steam on the fire. The block will be built up during the coming spring. The owners of the lots, S Geitgey and A Foss, are already making preparations to rebuild and will put up a handsome brick block. MC Rouch has moved his office to Downing block, NE corner of public square.
EM Quimby Jr. building loss 4000 but was fully covered by insurance in Columbia County Mutual. The buildings in the blaze were all framed except the corner one which was brick and was easy prey to the frames. They were all totally destroyed, leaving the brick building standing on the corner, solitarily alone, roofless and badly damaged by smoke and water. It evidently started in the rear of Powers Grocery Store and taking the place in turn in consideration, the fury that was set seems to be a correct one. Mr. Power has been exceedingly unfortunate this winter, this being the second loss by fire he has sustained in a short time. Evidently, Doc. Carr proprietor of Central Hotel, returns his most hart felt thanks to our gallant firemen, together with numbers of citizens who labored at the fire on Friday morning on his behalf. His opinion is that without their united efforts, the old Central would now be only a mass of smoldering ruins. Foss and Swartz are the hardest losses by the fire by 10000- insurance 1000 in Urban Mutual and 1800 in Wayne Co. Mutual. Samuel Geitgey had two buildings, entire store loss 3000, insurance 1000 in Knox Co. Mutual, 2000 in Columbiana Co. Mutual, 2000 in Merchantes Manufacturing of Mansfield. JB Power Grocery Store loss 3000, insurance only 1500. Hoeffilder and Co. Cigar Manufacture loss 2000. Hoffman and Son sewing machines loss 500, same in insurance. RH Johnson notion store loss 500. Bolus and Focker loss 100 with no insurance. Bata Theta Phi fraternity furniture of hall loss 360 with no insurance. MC Rouch law office lost 50. JS Duden shoes lost 500 with no insurance. JC Kettler shoemaker lost 25 with no insurance.

Will Beresford, tailor and draper at Archer House block, E Liberty Street.
AM Glick, Golden Corner Cash Store, SW side of square. On or after Feb. 15, we will occupy our next store which will be only double store for sale in clothing in Wayne County. We will take Seigenthaler Boot and Shoe Store and make a double store.

Wooster Republican Feb. 10, 1881

Dissolution of Charles Weber, John Weber and Rosa Weber in firm name of Weber Bros. and Co.. It has been dissolved as John Weber retired. Business to be conducted at the old stand by Rosa and Charles Weber.
Notice of Dissolution of David Knox and CC Shiffer by mutual consent as of Jan. 24, 1881. Business to be conducted at old stand.
On account of the fire, the Domestic Sewing Machine Shop moved to Baumgardner’s Music Store, J Hoffman and Son.
Mrs. JC Myers, music teacher at 212 S Market Street.
Lucretia Aylsworth has sold his residence on N Buckeye Street and now makes his residence with RS Newkirk on N Bever Street.
City council has had the Deluge Engine thoroughly overhauled. They deemed it not safe to rely upon. The water work and the engine is now in readiness in case of any emergency.

The fire which came near disastrous proportions at the Baptist Church, badly damaged about 2500. Damage covered by insurance on Wednesday evening of last week at about 5:30 pm. A cry of fire was heard on N Market Street and soon sharp clanging of the fire bells brought firemen and a large crowd of private citizens to the Baptist Church on the corner of W Larwill and N Market Streets, the scene of a blaze. The fire had broken out in the Sunday school room and first discovered by smoke issuing from the windows. Those first upon the scene which opened window, were met with smoke. It was evident at once that the fire was made worse and that opening them would give it a drawl. The vast windows were therefore kept closed until the firemen, who with the hose in a little time extinguished the fire as they supposed and left the building to itself. The fire however, had worked its way to the ceiling and slate roof of the building and smoldered until 7 pm when fire broke out fresh and alarm again sounded and the firemen responded. The hose men worked for almost ½ an hour as the fire all the time was gaining a firmer hold. At one time, it was thought it would be impossible to prevent flames from consuming the audience room. 100 waiting hands took out all the movable property as the flames were dense and the smoke thick, coming from the roof of the Sunday school building, as the wind was coming from the NW. A frame building standing but a few feet from the church was dangerously threatened. The hook and ladder boys mounted the building, making several holes in the slate roof and hose men thrust their hoses and at once completely extinguished the flames in a few minutes. The building and its contents were badly damaged by smoke and water, which adjusted by insurance amounting to about 2403. The fire caught from the stove in the basement of the Sunday school room about 5 pm. The Sexton of the church built a fire in the furnace to arm the room in the evening and then went to supper. Fortunately, the roof of room was slate and kept it from bursting out.

Council notice. Full board of council on Monday night. The Italian Hugster stand must go. A removal petition of stand on SW side of square signed by AM Glick and 13 other merchants was presented to council and was received. City marshal was ordered to enforce ordinance to close up all hugster stands by March 1st. Solicitor McSweeney read a report on power of council to regulate sidewalks on resolution. Mr. Mund voted no, Saal did not vote and the rest voted yes. A petition signed by 150 citizens was presented to council by HA Rowe, S Routson and Jacob Palmer asking establishment of a five ward of Wooster., part situated east of Railroad in eastern part of said city. Petition was presented to city solicitor. City Engineer, JD Miller asked council for 500 feet of new hose and hydrant connections for steamer. An ordinance 1st reading for sewer commission of five members appointed by mayor to look after the security and regulation of the sewer of city. The water trustees requested the use of Deludge Steamer to pump water from a spring above old boarding house on N Bever Street into water pipes and thence to main reservoir at Reddick Dam. Petition granted by council.

Wooster Republican Feb. 17, 1881

Andrew McMonigal will return to Wooster next Monday from Alliance and prepare to fill all orders for lining furnaces, stoves. Leave orders at grocery store of Just Miller on W Liberty Street and Augustus Babb on E Liberty Street.
Steam heating fixtures have arrived and placed in the new English Lutheran Church. The work of completing and furnishing the interior of the building and the commendable church office is rapidly progressing and is expected to be ready for dedication two weeks from next Sabbath, March 6, 1881.
Mrs. M Myers, dressmaker and dealer in fancy goods has moved to the McSweeney building upstairs, opposite the American Hotel.
Mr. Edward Craighead has returned from Springfield to resume work in the tin shop with CW McClure on S Market Street.
Foss and Schwarts are firmly established in new headquarters on E Liberty Street and have Brush Works going in full blast and filling orders as fast as they come in.
John Sorg has purchased the Auman building now occupied by Belnap News Depot and will open sometime in April a restaurant in city. The consideration of property was 5500.
Want a day book, go to Rice in Downing block, NE side of square.
Clothes and wringers repaired at SF Days store, 46 W Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Feb. 24, 1881

Sudden death of Lindol Sprague on last Thursday afternoon. He was one of Wooster’s oldest citizens just celebrated his 82 birthday and for over 60 years a resident of this town. He was a native of Coopersville, Oct. 12, 1798. In Nov. 9, 1820, he came to Wooster and on Dec. 23, 1828 married Margaret Lippencott of Belmont County, Ohio. Ten years after, he built residence in the brick building on the corner of Walnut and W Liberty Street. Sprague was one of the oldest citizens. Service was conducted by Rev. TA McCurdy of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a member for almost 50 years. Dr. Taylor of University, assisted Dr. McCurdy. Pall bearers were Harvey Howard, DW Immel, Peter Foust, John Zimmerman, JH Kauke and George Troutman.

Mr. Cot Lake is at his livery stable, rear of the American House and has a five month old colt.
DC Kuhn has sold his interest in the grocery establishment of Kuhn Bros. red corner to Lee D Craighead and goes on Thursday of this week to Pittsburgh, where he will engage in the grocery business with his brother James. The new firm will be known as Kuhn and Craighead, SE side of square.
For sale, 100 organ boxes by John H Thomas music store.

Wooster Republican March 3, 1881

Bargains in books at FD Belanp. He will move to a new room and sell books at low prices.
Mrs. Hoffman and Son, sewing machines for sale in Baumgardner Music Store, SW side of square.
For rent. The rooms formerly occupied by L Sprague in jewelry store are for rent. Inquire at Harding and Co..
A Saybolt Jr. has bought Mrs. Elias Johnston property on E Larwill Street, paying 2500.
Mr. Lee D Craighead is now a full fledged partner grocer at firm of Kuhn and Craighead, Se side of square.
The undersign has been assigned as assignee of the estate of William D Barrett, John F Barrett.
The following have been assigned assignees of estate of WD Barrett and Son, late of Wayne County, JF Barrett and JA Ogden.
Partnership between JA Hoeffer and Tiefenthaler Cigar Store is hereby dissolved. Mr. BF Tiefenthaler in Babb’s building, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican March 10, 1881

Sale of personal property of late WW Hanna, administration offer at public sale March 10, Friday March 25 at 1 pm, NL Baumgadner.
Cunningham and Bro. glass ware and queens ware, W Liberty Street, opposite Zimmerman Drug Store.
JA Hoeffler and Co. is dissolved. JA Hoeffler and BF Tiefenthaler, manufacture of cigars, is hereby dissolved by mutual consent. Tiefenthaler will continue business at Babb’s property E Liberty Street.
Office of American House is reported to be moved to second floor and the floor now occupied by office will be remodeled as a business room.
Samuel Geitgey has opened up a new stock of glassware and queens ware in the rooms SE corner of square, now ready to meet old customers. As soon as the weather permits, construction will begin on his new building to be put up in place of the one recently destroyed by fire.

Wooster Republican March 17, 1881

The contract for the erection of new three story brick building on site of burnt building has been let to Curry, Cameron and Co., Samuel Geitgey, Adam Foss and Logan and Myers will furnish capital. Mr. Logan and Myers have recently purchased the lot of Mrs. Hein. The work will be completed by the first of July and make one of the finest business blocks in Wooster.
The county commissioners have appointed Eugene Chatelain to take charge of 2000 city clock in place of Lindol Sprague deceased, (Mr. Sprague evidently was the first one to take care of the clock).
FD Belnap will move into Brauneck corner the 1st of April. Books, wall paper and picture frames.
The Fawcett property on N Market Street adjoining LP Ohliger property and belonging to JH Larwill estate, was sold last Saturday to JA Byers. Mr. George Bartol purchased it for 3500.

Wooster Republican March 24, 1881

WC National Bank condition as of March 10, 1881, 322,823.56 in assets and same in liabilities, PS VanHouten cashier, Jacob Frick, JSR Overholt, JG Hartman directors.
Mr. Cot Lake will move his livery stable to his residence on South Street April 1st as he created a larger and convenient barn at rear of his property.
Dr. RJ Cunningham bought the Makeal property on the corner of South and Bever Streets Saturday for 1225.
L Young and Son will commence next Monday on delivering bread in the forenoon instead of late in the afternoon.
J Cunningham and Bro., queens ware and glassware, W Liberty Street opposite Zimmerman Drug Store.
Dr. JT Wisner has moved his dental office to Dr. Garn, former office on N Market Street, three doors north of the square and two doors south of Dr. Robison’s office.
Jacob Shultz has the largest stock of collars and harnesses in Downing block, NE side of square.
Domestic sewing machine office in Baumgardner Music Store, SW side of square, Huffman and Son.

Wooster Republican March 31, 1881

Office of singer sewing machines has moved from Brauneck’s corner to room one door south of Dr. Robison’s office on N Market Street.
Last week, city council instructed LR Kramer the city clerk, to issue the following communication to council of Massillon: To the honorable members of the city council of Massillon, in consideration in the good condition in which you have returned the fire engine to our city, I am directed by our city council to return thanks and say the City of Massillon is under no obligation to the City of Wooster for whatever use or benefit said steamer is to them respectfully. LR Kramer, City Clerk. In return, Massillon offered the following resolution: Be it resolved that the city council of Massillon is under obligation to city of Wooster for the use of steam fire engine currently loaned us and the city clerk is instructed to instruct the city council of our appreciation of their great kindness.
Sir knight LP Ohliger, JS Bissell, TE Peckinpaugh, Benjamin Eason, Wm Beresford and TF Donnelly of Wooster went to Mansfield of last week, the object of their visit to obtain the consent of the Mansfield Commandry to establish a commandry at Wooster.
James Lee one of the sufferers of the fire on SW corner of the square, has purchased the building occupied by Samuel D Miller and has fitted it up as a grocery and flour store and also constructed a new warehouse on the premises.

Wooster Republican April 7, 1881

After having been established in Wooster for the last 46 hears in carriage business, I still continue to do work at 94 E Liberty Street, John Wilhelm.
A Branstettler has for sale at fairground west of Wooster, second hand lumber sell for cash.
Wooster Agricultural Works of Lehr and Smith, W Liberty Street.
PR Baumgardner has moved his music store to American House block occupying rooms formerly occupied by Exchange Bank, also building a large wareroom on his lot on the corner of E Larwill and N Buckeye Streets.
J Huffman and Son, for sewing machines, will occupy the rooms vacated by Mr. Baumgardner on SW side of square.
BJ Jones has moved from the dental rooms on SE side of square to Downing block, NE side.

Wooster Republican April 14, 1881

Luhr and Smith, successor to John Jackson. I have booming agricultural trade in the large agricultural hall and wareroom on W Liberty Street on north side.
Mr. WH Farnham, delivery man, after wintering his stock on farm of Franklin township, has returned them to his barn on South Street in almost splendid condition.
Rooms formerly occupied by Belnap News Depot, are in the hands of carpenters and plasters and undergoing repair and will soon be transformed into a handsome restaurant running under patron ship of Mr. Sorg.
Jacob Schopf boot and shoe manufactory, E Liberty Street, locked up 8:30 pm and by 9pm the lock on the door was broken in. No goods were taken.
At least the talk of telephone exchange in Wooster is to materializing. Mr. RW Parnenter of Lima has permanently taken up quarters in Wooster and will attend to the exchange. He has secured about 40 members and hopes to increase a larger number. Material for the exchange will arrive in a few days and will be putting up the wires on Monday next. The central office is located on the second floor of Red corner over Kuhn and Craighead Grocery Store. Those interested in a telephone will find Mr. Parmerter in central office at any time.

Death of Philo S VanHouten who died Saturday evening between 10 and 11 pm. He was 70 years of age, a native of NY state and in 1824, came to Ohio. In the spring of 1833, he came to Wooster and commenced his life in this city as a clerk in dry goods establishment of TS Moore. In 1840, he quit Mr. Moore’s shop and moved to Rowsburg and returned to Wooster in 1844 to enter into hardware and saddle business of Wm Stitt. In the spring of 1852, the partnership was dissolved and he went into Quimby bank and afterwards Wayne County Bank in which place he continued for 27 years, first as clerk and afterwards as teller. In 1879, in view of retiring, he gave up his business but during same year, he went into National Bank of Wooster as a teller, which position he held until death of E Quimby Jr. In the winter of 1880, he then became cashier of WC National Bank until his death. In 1846, 1850, 1868, he held office of township trustee. In 1858, he was treasure of Wooster Township. Philo died at the residence of Wm C Kirkwood, father of Prof. SJ Kirkwood.

William C Kirkwood, father of Prof. SJ Kirkwood, died. He was the brother of ext. senator Kirkwood, President Garfield Secretary of War. He was 79 years of age and was a resident of Wooster about 10 years. He was a wagon maker by trade.
William Lush, coroner of Wayne County, died at 3 pm Monday afternoon age 68 years, born in Cumberland County, PA on Aug. 24, 1813. He resided in the county for over 40 years serving second term as coroner and was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a farmer by occupation.

Wooster Republican April 21, 1881

On Friday last, Mr. John Jackson bought portion of grocery stock of Barrett and Son, being sold and has started up a grocery store to be in full blast.
Death of Julian Spink Monday morning, a long term member of Wooster Dry Goods business with father Cyrus Spink and JW Robb new of NY city and DQ Liggett and was in lumber business as a partner in the firm of Stibbs and Co., which started a lumber yard now owned by Curry, Cameron and Co.. Later life being secretary of Wayne Co. Hedge Co. of which position he held at time of his death. He was born Dec. 28, 1823.
L Young and Son’s bread wagon upset at Parsons Alley, N Market Street, Tuesday afternoon. Driver Henry Haller was considerably hurt and bread was scattered upon the street.
Drs. L and WW Firestone have formed a partnership on N Market Street. His residence is now on North Street, one door east of the jail.
Public sale of buggies, horses and wagons at rear of Dr. Firestone’s office in Wooster on Saturday, April 23, 1881.
Sol Johnson auctioneer.
Dissolution of DW Matz and Co. by mutual consent on April 7, 1881, DW Matz and AM Donnelly.
Rice Book Bindery and Stationary in Downing block, NE side of square.
Live stock market central livestock yards, E Liberty Street.
Emporium Drug Store of Green and Liggetty #4ME.
New council holds second meeting and has a stormy time one close the new council was seated. First regular meeting on Monday evening. Committee on sewer: Kauke, Munn, Ohliger, Saybolt and Saal. Committee on water works: Bennett, Saal, Kauke, Albright. Appointment to sewer commission: John F Barrett for 5 years, Adam Foss 4 years, John S Caskey 3 years, Jacob Palmer 2 years, HH Bissell one year. Had quite a struggle over appointments to police department.

Council proceeding the old, gave way and the new steps in Mayor Kimber reports Wednesday of last week, April 13, city council met in council chambers to transact business at last meeting for 1880-81. Mayor gave his annual report of 74 arrests, arrests for state offenses 56 for total of 130. Total arrests on complaint of city officers 67, total arrests on complaint of citizens 53, total arrested and convicted 105, total arrested and discharged 25. Total fires fines 105.10, county fines 86, fines for city and state 191.10, total 485.15. Total prisoners committed to city prison 33, total county jail 13 prisoners committed to labor was 5. Fire department much has been done in last year to street improvement. Hope this year sees Liberty Street completed crossings. May be kept clear. Report of fire department for Deludge Steamer Co. 1, alert Hose Co. 2, Wooster Hose Co. 3, Relief Steamer Co. 4, Good Intent Engine Co. 5, Fame Hose Co. 6, Eagle Hose Co. 7, Hope Hook and Ladder Co. 8. Department 1095.99 have 7 buildings, 2 steamers, one hose engine, one hook and ladder truck, 9 hose reels amount of good hose in service 3450 feet second grade hose in service 1500, total 4650 feet. Report of fires for year 9, loss 28297. Insurance paid 17097. AD Miller chief engineer. Mayor appointments: Prof. FJ Kirkwood city engineer, JD Miller chief fire dept., John Bolus. Policemen were upon in uproar which began and had quite a dispute over appointment of policemen. Political dispute along party lines.

Wooster Republican April 27, 1881

I now retire from Emporium Hardware Store being in for 20 years as manager and recommend a successor to the public. DW Matz. Business at #2ME. Matz, Kinney and Cooley.
Wooster Agricultural Hall past week inspected. The large Agricultural Hall of Lehr and Smith on north side of W Liberty Street, successor to John Jackson in Agricultural implement business.

Wooster Republican April 28, 1881

L Young and Son, 38 S Market Street.
Mr. Charles O Shiffer, old firm of Knox and Shiffer on Buckeye Street, has been temporarily absent from work for several weeks and has returned. The new firm is Shiffer and Cunningham.
Andrew McMonigal has returned to Wooster and will line stoves and furnaces. Leave orders at AP Babbs, FA Miller or at residence on W Liberty Street, next door to Stuller Harness Shop.
Coach and feed barn. Mr. GF Lundy has rented the barn and livery of Mr. Cot Lake and converted it into a coach and feed barn. All orders for cabs left at the Archer House.
All kinds of brushes for sale at Wooster Brush Works, E Liberty Street in Curry’s building.
Farmers willing to purchase a harvester and binder will do well to call upon RM Wirdigler on S Walnut Street.
TP Baumgardner has moved his music store to American House block, rooms formerly occupied by Exchange Bank.

Wooster Republican May 5, 1881

Death of Mr. PS VanHouten caused a vacancy in the WC National Bank. Jacob Frick has taken his place.
Kinney and Cooley, #2ME, for Emporium Hardware Store, old DW Matz and Co..
The Plank Bros. have been making important changes and repairs to their mill property, corner of E Liberty and Bever Streets. They put in a large boiler from works of Barrett and Son and a new patent seed pump of Mr. RH Smith and improvements to mill gearings and machinery and new set of scales for accommodation of JL Gray and Sons coal dealers.
Charles Eberr has made an assignment to HM Clemmens, assets 3000 liabilities about the same. Mr. E. Weber failed in the organ business as the people of Wooster would not support the enterprise. He has accepted the position of superintendent of Galion Organ Factory.
Mr. MB Keister, proprietor of Easter House, purchased lately of Capt. Bates, worlds largest giant of Seville, a thoroughbred cow.

Wooster Republican May 12, 1881

Mr. Wm Nold, owner of three story building, 30 S Market Street occupied by Mrs. Clark and BF Ficks and J Geltz and students fraternity, recently had the building repainted together with his other building on the square occupied by Donner.
Councilman OM Albright has painted up his business block on S Market Street.
Finance committee of city council has rented Frances Hall in rear of Academy of Music for one year as a armory for the use of Wooster City Guards C. D, 8th Reg. Ohio National Guards.

There is a boom in the business line of Dr. Taylor’s addition during the coming summer. Three new houses will be built in the square just west of the doctor’s office and two lots just north of widow Taggert’s residence on west side of College Ave. WS Orr and Lucas Flattery will build during the coming summer. Rev. Dr. Black has purchased the lot facing on E Bowman Street, opposite lot occupied by Jacob Geisleman and also build during the summer. Dr. WW Firestone has purchased the lots on corner of Bever and Bowman Street, facing latter and shortly move his dwelling house just north of public square on N Market Street and place it on Bowman Street lots. It is the intention of the doctor to build a business block on lot his residence now stands.
Mr. Parmeter, Supt. of Telephone Exchange, has been compelled to remove wires off Brown corner building and transfer the wires to large pole 65 feet high which has erected on NE corner of Liberty Street and square. The telephone exchange is in excellent running order and is a convenience for those who use it. He has about 30 instruments up and in use.
Report of condition of WC National Bank, May 6, 1881 had 291,396.90 in assets and same in liabilities, Jacob Frick president.
Lost a pair of gold rim spectacles on S Market Street on South Street between Donner’s Store and corner of South and Bever Streets.

Improved Order of Red Men meeting of Grand Council in Wooster next week. The Grand Council of Ohio Improved Order of Red Men will hold annual session in Wooster on Tuesday and Wednesday next week May 17 and 18 at Knights of Honor Hall in Keefer Iron block, W Liberty Street, which has been secured for a meeting on account of convenience and other advantages. This will be the 1st meeting of the body ever held in Wooster and promises to be an event of some importance to members of all orders in our city. Committees appointed by Uncas Tribe #57 and arrangements made for entertainment of the visiting brethren while in our city. A banquet will be served in honor of occasion on Tuesday evening at American House at which time toasts and responses will be made and good time generally will be had. It is possible other festivities will be arranged by this committee. There are at present between 40 and 50 tribes of the order in Ohio and located mainly in central, southern and eastern portions of the state. The state is divided into 30 districts each of which is entitled to a representation to the Grand Council. Officers of the Grand Council are elected annually from the past sachems of the various tribes. History of the order: In order that a better idea may be had of origins history of order, we pen the following sketch from Red Men’s records of Detroit. The institution known as the Improved Order of Red Men, is founded upon the custom usages and traditions and history of aborigines of this continent. The origin is of the name indicates American. It is by far the oldest protective and benevolent society of American birth and growth. It is a secret one in sense that secrecy is right and proper in their matters which concern the private interests of the common family. There exist in the recollection of some of the older members of present day, an early tradition popular which points to Ft. Mifflin on Delaware River as the birth place of the society and that sometime during the years 1812-1814 the first council was kindled. The circumstances which assigns as the stimulating cause of the first organization grew out of bitter animosity which has been engraved between the war and anti war parties during those eventful years. Some of the influential and patriotic of the volunteers within the fort feeling the apprehension and fear the threatening consequences of the powers at work among those to their country and free institution to the true level of patriotism proposed and effected among the soldiers the organization of a secret society fortified by signs, grips and pass words the object of which was to dispel discord and stimulate friendship. These efforts were attended with the happiest results. For a very short time after their organization was completed, a marked change was visible and tone and temper of the garrison where before had been distrust and manifestation of angry passion, was now kindness and good fellowship, brotherly regard. At the close of the war, their council fires were necessarily quenched , the garrison discharged and the volunteers returned to their homes. Recollections of the past and the charms of the association so patriotic in its origins and which had been productive of so much good in the past when dark mantle of adversity hung like a pall upon the country and national desire to perpetuate and extend it were the incentives to revive the society. Accordingly, a call was inserted in one or more of the newspapers of Philadelphia for council red men which resulted in organization of what was subsequently known as the Tribe of Columbia of the Society of Red Men of Pennsylvania. Such is history and is substantially the traditional history of origins of our affiliation which is now organized in all the states and since the year 1866 holds a great council of the United States the supreme body of the order under perpetual charter granted by the Senate, House of Representatives of commonwealth of Pennsylvania of which all states great councils supreme bodies of order in each state attend by representatives to consult for the common good of our great brotherhood. It is quite clear of aim and goals of our common brotherhood. We receive within our wigwams all who are privileged to associated with us. Its emblems are derived from nature alone and are symbolized seen upon which the eye may rest while contemplating the wondrous works of the great spirit, whose power, goodness and all prevailing presence must be accepted and related to all those who seek to perpetuate the secret mysteries of our order. Red Men administer no oath binding you to any political or religious creed, bind neither your hands or feet. As you enter the wigwam, so you depart a free man. The political belief and religious faith of everyone is left unquestioned. Meetings are held for the transaction of business of a moral, benevolent and chartable character.

Wooster Republican May 19, 1881

Report of National Bank of Wooster, May 6, 1881, close of business 279254.48 in assets and same in liabilities, Benjamin F Eason notary public, Curtis V Hard cashier, directors: John Williamson, GP Emrich and Curtis V Hard.
Dollar Hat Store has been started SE side of square, one door west of Harry’s Art Gallery, a good hat can be bought for one dollar.
Monday, George Faber discharged Charles Shaffer, his baker, for being drunk. Policeman Bolus arrested him and he was found a fine of 1.00 for drunkenness.
Ed Quimby is repairing the damage to the Exchange Bank caused by the fire. The third story is being raised and a galvanized iron cornice is being put up and new coat of paint applied inside and out.
The WC National Bank room has been improved by the paperhanger Charles Clark. The job and outside of the building will be newly painted, WC National Bank.
Dr. CH Hesler has purchased of Dr. JA Hisey, exclusive use to use Dr. Hisey’s system of extracting teeth. Dr. Hisler rooms are opposite the post office over Childs Shoe Store E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican May 26, 1881

Mr. George Quimby has accepted a position in WC National Bank as he gained knowledge during life of late E Quimby Jr., which will enable him to satisfactorily fill the position he now holds.
The carpenters are now putting on the finishing touches to new French plate front at Bissell’s Brown corner.
Improved order of Red Men Grand Council of Ohio in Wooster Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Mr. TE Peckinpaugh of Wooster Tribe Uncas 57, came to the banquet to visit brethren in American House. Welcome address- PS VanNostram, toast great council of Ohio response- Charles S Betts, response- TE Peckinpaugh, response- John W Underhill, response- Bro. Wm L Scott. Col. Benjamin Eason gave speech.
The best Singer sewing machines can be had at Mrs. Schauman’s factory store.
New dental firm has associated with me in practice of dentistry, JH Brown and firm will be known as Mower and Brown, office five doors east of Archer House, CB Mower.
David Nice just received a lot of hats, E Liberty Street at Nachtrieb Store.

Wooster Republican June 2, 1881

Physicians and attorney same.
Curry, Cameron and Co., pay cash for 8-10000 feet of dry oak at lumber yards, E Liberty Street.
Coach and feed barn of GF Lundy has rented the barn formerly occupied by the barn of Cot Lake and has been converted into a coach and feed barn. All orders for cab left at Archer House or American House.
Emporium Drug Store of CB Baird, successor to Green and Liggett, #4ME, two doors west of the post office.
New dental firm of Dr. JD Brown will be known as Mower and Brown, E Liberty Street, five doors east of Archer House.
On Wednesday of last week, Mr. Logan and Mr. Myers laid cornerstone of their building in the new block which is in process of construction on S Market Street. A tin box was placed in the stone containing a brief account of condition of Wooster account of fire which destroyed the old block and names of contractors working on new block, names of city officers and names of county officers and accounts of copies of Republican and Democrat. On Thursday, the cornerstone of Mr. Foss’s new building in same block, was laid and a box also placed in it containing numerous articles and copies of Wooster Republican and Wayne County Democrat. The workmen are pushing the new block rapidly, the 1st story being almost complete.

List of soldiers entered in cemetery Memorial Day lists Joshua A McClarren, Co. E, 4th OVI.
Tuesday a young man tried to commit robbery at France Billiard Hall. He secreted himself in a closet and when Mr. France was out of the room, tried to rifle the money drawer but alarm bell sounded and brought Mr. France, who hustled the young man out of the room in short order.

Wooster Republican June 9, 1881

DY Landis has on exhibition at wareroom on the corner of Beall Ave and E Liberty Street, a varied set of parlor furniture which he completed for Israel Grady of Wooster.
Dissolution of partnership of James S Hollowell and MA Miller of firm MA Miller and Co. by mutual consent June 1, 1881.
Also dissolution of co-partnership of Elliott Tile Works this day by mutual consent, F Willman, JW Turner retiring, JC Elliott, MP Wildman.
I am going to move my shoe store into American block opposite the post office on July 1st, SF Shoemaker, SW side of square.
Dissolution of co-partnership of firm of Laubach and Bevard Dry Goods this day by mutual consent, JW Bevard retiring, having sold his interest to Frank H Donnelly. George S Laubach June 9, 1881.
WH Banker, wagon maker at Beistle old stand on South Street.
Last week a change was made in dry business of Laubach and Bevard as Mr. Bevard sold his interest to Mr. Frank H Donnelly.

Wooster Republican June 16, 1881

CB Baird and Son, Emporium Drug Store #4ME.

Wooster Republican June, 23, 1881

Article about Wooster University, its origin and purpose lists faculty and 11 annual commencement of University of Wooster.

Wooster Republican June 30, 1881

Meeting of council on Monday last week. Recommendations of sewer committee to complete portion of sewer spring run sewer beginning near the corner of Buckeye and E North Street and running diagonally in a southerly direction across Seigenthaler’s lot to corner of E Liberty and N Bever Streets, was taken up and motion was referred to city solicitor to draw up an ordinance. A communication from sewer commission recommending the construction of sewer for house and cellar drainage on North and South Market Streets commencing at Bowman Street and along Market Street to foot of street at Ohio House, then along Cemetery Street to intersection of Cemetery and Bever Streets and thence southerly direction along railroad to a point in Apple Creek near the railroad bridge. The recommendation was received and referred to city solicitor with instructions to draw up an ordinance there with.

Wooster Republican July 14, 1881

JC Plumer has recently enlarged and refitted his office on corner of Walnut and Liberty Streets.
The new store room in American House block is at last fitted up and SF Shoemaker has settled in nice room, full of boots and shoes. They have moved from SW side of square.

Wooster Republican July 21, 1881

Death of Thomas Power who died at his residence on Buckeye Street July 15, 1881 at the age of 73. He had been associated with Wooster for a long time. Mr. Power was born in Washington County, PA on Dec. 31, 1807 and came to Ohio with Mr. Neal Power Sr., his father and located in 1818 outside of Wooster. After spending 10 years a father firm, Mr. Power came to Wooster and began a business career. His first position was a clerk in the dry goods store of JR Church, who conducted business next door to the courthouse. Two weeks after he came to Wooster to work, the first county courthouse with the adjoining buildings were burned and Mr. Power was thrown out of employment. He then engaged with Mr. Lake and Mr. Hand and later with I and D Jones in the same business. In a few years, he became a member of partnership and the name changed to Jones and Power and upon the request of Mr. Jones, Mr. Power continued the business and subsequently associated with himself, his brother, Samuel Power under name of T and S Power and continued for a number of years. Mr. Power afterwards engaged in the clothing business of late. He has been associated with his son PJ Power until two years was actively engaged in the business. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of St. James.

Council meeting for month of July Monday night for the read ordinance to provide for the construction and consideration of the Spring Run sewer from corner of E Liberty and North Bever Streets along the course of Spring Run to point near corner of Buckeye and North Street and second reading rules suspended and third reading a Board of Health was appointed , Henry A Miller, Dr. JA Garn, TJ Wisner, Michael Miller, John Gillam and Dr. JE Barrett.

The work of building the outside walls of new brick block on S Market Street was completed and ready for the roof. It is one of the best , most substantial blocks in town and deemed an improvement to the city.
WA Underwood purchased the Fawcett property on N Market Street, bought a few months since of the Larwill heirs by Mr. George Bartol. Purchase price paid by Mr. Underwood was 4000. He contemplates building a residence upon the lot in the near future.
Mr. GF Lundy has retired , rented the barn formerly owned by livery of Cot Lake and converted it into a coach and feed barn. All orders left at Archer House or American House.
Mr. JW Bevard has at last got back into his old trade and bought out the harness and saddle establishment of Mr. Ed Fisher on S Market Street and assuming ownership immediately. Mr. Fisher will remain as a workman in the shop.
John H Thomas, palace of music at house of music, organ, pianos and sewing machines, immediately north of county buildings.

Wooster Republican July 26, 1881

Ex-councilman Elmer Funk, was sworn in as Chief Engineer of the fire department Wednesday morning by Mayor Woodsworth, bond 1000 signed by himself, Cat. AS McClure and Harry McClarran.

The following are the men who have been chosen to act as minutemen in the new fire department. A portion of these have already given their consent, the others will all probably do so. These men are to be paid when doing duties at fire and a portion of them were also sleeping in headquarters: Hosemen Fred Buchheit, Wm Kostenbader, Theodore Straub, Harry Figert, Ben Potter, Ad Smith, AF Buchheit, Henry Leiner, Wm F Shristine, George W Kessler, Jacob Schuad, Lash D Miller. Hooks: George Thompson, Joe Houes, Keeper D Greenwald, Frank Thompson, John Calvin Garing. Firemen of engine Conrad and Conrad Long.

Decorated Alert fame hose house underwent transformation Thursday morning. Persons who were downtown were startled by the fantastic appearance presented by the exterior of the Alert House on E Liberty Street. The whole front was draped in morning covered with writing chalk. The descriptives were all aimed at councilman WH Banker, chairman of the fire committee. Some of them were quite witty while others were of abusive nature and did much to cause many people to condemn the volunteer firemen who are supposed to have perpetuated the mischief. The house of fame or call Woods company on E Henry Street was also decorated. The hose carriage was found on the roof and an armchair set a dummy labeled WH Banker. The firemen or boys who did this were reported to have a great time and barrel of fun besides a barrel of something else. Roof of both buildings were so badly damaged that they will have to be re-roofed. If this is the case, than some arrests are certain to follow.

Wooster Republican July 28, 1881

Mr. Fred Hookway, accommodating merchant tailor, holds forth on N Buckeye Street, one door north of Liberty Street, just received fresh stock of all goods.

Wooster Republican Aug. 4, 1881

Meeting of city council Monday night, roll call, motion to accept Rebecca Street as put it on city map. It was laid on the table until next meeting. A clerk read a recommendation from board of sewer commissioners recommending the completion of Spring Run sewer from point near SE corner of Buckeye and E North Streets to a diagonal line across the lots owned by G Seigenthaler and others along line of Spring Run to a corner of E Liberty and North Bever Streets and also construction of sewer along east side of N Bever Street, north of point where Spring Run sewer crosses Bever Street to the intersection of North and Bever Streets. On motion, recommendation was accepted and put on file of clerk. Read resolution of above which the rules suspended and legislation passed. The outside walls and newly roof of new block on S Market Street is completed. The work of finishing the interior will be pushed rapidly within two months.

Wooster Republican Aug. 11, 1881

Mr. Frank Donnelly last week sold his lot on E North Street, adjoining the house and lot of Dr. Warren for 2500. Dr. Warren purchaser.
Mrs. Cutter and Mrs. Smyser have moved their millinary establishment to new building on E Liberty Street, opposite the Archer House.

Wooster Republican Aug. 18, 1881

Meeting of city council, second regular meeting for August, Monday evening. Engineer Shreve stated that the Landers Bros. had completed Liberty Street and he was ready to make report to council.
Rooms to rent. Mrs. J Hanna, west side N Market Street, two doors north of North Street.
For sale. My residence on E North Street is for sale. Inquire form post office, also a fine mare.

Wooster Republican Aug. 25, 1881

Dr. RN Warren has sold the residence where he now lives to Mrs. WF Cunningham of S Buckeye Street for 2500. He will at once commence building a new residence adjoining lot purchased of Mr. Donnelly.

Water Works trustees considering a plan for furnishing the city with abundant supply of water contemplate the placing of steam force pump at some point on Apple Creek and by connecting with the pipe already laid from the water through the main stream into reservoir at Reddick’s. It is believed that the plan will be least expensive to the city and at said time be an ample source of supply. The pumping would only be required at those seasons of the year when dry weather curtail the material flow of water into reservoir from the springs.
We want you to know cheapest place to buy school books is at Belnap’s on the corner opposite Archer House, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Sept. 1, 1881

Mr. Jacob Penick, formerly Jacob Schultz in harness and collar business, has opened up a shop of his own in Harvey Howard building on W Liberty Street. He is an experienced workman.
Luke Bumgardner is about to open a shoe store in west side of room occupied by Pierson and Co. in American House block, E Liberty Street.
On Monday night, the Italian peanut vender on NE side of square, James Celia lost his pocket book containing 200 in gold and paper currency, between Brauneck’s corner and the Reformed Church. Offers 50.00 for recovery of the money.

Wooster Republican Sept. 8, 1881

Treasure- Nathan W Smith, corresponding secretary- Dr. JD Robison of Wooster, Executive committee- Samuel Routson, Andrew Millbourse, Thomas Keeney, Harvey Howard, John McSweeney also listed names of persons present and how long in the county.
Luke Baumgardner boots and shoe store christened the Boston Shoe Store with grand opening next week. It will occupy the corner room of American Hotel block.

Wayne Pioneer second annual picnic of Wayne County Pioneer Historical Society, July in which 2000 people gathered in Highland Park and participated in the festivities of the day. List of names present Sept. 1, 1881. Pioneers assembled at Highland Park at early hour. After dinner the assembly was called to order by President of day, Nathan W Smith and exercises opened with singing of pioneer song. Dr. Leonard Firestone was chorister. This was organized song composed and set to tune “American” by Miss Rebecca Derr and listed the song. Business meeting of society was transacted Sect.- James Johnson, read constitution which was prepared and adopted. Election Pres.- Albert McFadden of Wayne Township, VP- DO Jones of Shreve, recording sect.- James Johnson, pioneer address by Nathan W Smith in Highland Park.

The sewer engineer has completed the general plan of sewage for city of Wooster and has turned it over to the sewer commissioners for their adoption and plans of specifications which are on file at office of clerk of Board of Sewer commissioners. Those interested should call and examine these maps and specifications.

Wooster Republican Sept. 15, 1881

Pioneer address by Nathan W Smith in Highland Park.
Boston Shoe Store, Luke Baumgardner, corner room of American Hotel block, occupies part of room of Pierson and Co..

The Sewer Engineer has completed the general plan of sewage for City of Wooster and has turned it over to the sewer commissioners for their adoption and plans of specifications are on file at office of clerk of Board of Sewer Commissioners. Those interested should call and examine these maps and specifications.

Wooster Republican Sept. 27, 1881

The Wayne County Mutual Fire Insurance Association last week , moved their office to new brick building south S Market Street, two story of portion of block owned by Mr. Adam Foss.
Mr. Cutter and Mr. Smyser, ladies find us at 42 E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Oct. 6, 1881

James Neal, agent for coal Massillon and taken yards formerly occupied by EO Harrington, 85 E Liberty Street, off Barrett Foundry and Machine Shops.

Wooster Republican Oct. 13, 1881

White cap Massillon Coal for sale by FC Hubbell, yards formerly owned WC Hurst, opposite the Archer House, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Oct. 20, 1881

Report of condition of Wayne County National Bank, close of business Oct. 1, 1881- 359181.73 in assets and the same in liabilities, Jacob Frick president.

Wooster Republican Oct. 27, 1881

Coal for sale by FC Hubbell yards formerly owned by WC Hurst yards, opposite the Archer House, E Liberty Street.

New business block. Finishing touches are being put on new business block which has been in process of construction during the past summer in burnt out district on S Market Street into a splendid brick structure four stories high, containing five large and pleasant business rooms and a large number of pleasant offices, a credit to business enterprise and public spirit of owners of Mr. Samuel Geitgey, Adam Foss and firm of Logan and Myers. The room of Mr. Foss in central position of brick, is about finished and has been taken possession of firm of Walter Foss and George J Schwartz, the proprietors of Wooster Brush Works and have one of the most pleasant and convenient business rooms in the city. The basement is 70x20 ft. in dimension, which is used in preparing the stock. The room on the first floor is used as a sales room and office and now has from 10-15000 dollars worth of stock conveniently arranged in that room. The upper stories are arranged as a manufacturing. On average 20 hands are constantly employed. Bench accommodations are provided for 50 hands so Mr. Foss and Mr. Schwartz may increase their business at any time without being cramped. In the back part of the building is an elevator made in Chicago which connects all of the stores and rapid means of transportation from 1st store to another. Mr. Foss and Mr. Schwartz are doing a flourishing business and although the late fire caused them a heavy loss, they by business tact and energy, are on their toes and have again organized the firm foothold. Last year’s sales reached over 80000 and prospects for present year are much better sales. The 2nd floor of Mr. Foss building is an elegant suite of rooms occupied by WC Mutual Insurance Co. and IH Myers as an insurance office. MB McClure as a law office is another pleasant office in the city. The front rooms are organized as an office and back rooms are well lighted and used for rooms to which to write. Mr. WC Rice will occupy the south rooms of Mr. Logan and Myers with stock of blank books and stationary and book bindery. The room one door north of Logan and Myers will occupy as a grocery. Mr. Samuel Geitgey will occupy the south room of his part of the block as a queens ware store. All these firms are now engaged in moving their goods to new rooms and in a few days will be in full business.

Mr. Fred Hookway, the popular merchant, has received a large invoice of cloths.
The new residence being erected by Dr. Warren on North Street on the lot formerly occupied by his office, is rapidly approaching completion. When finished, it will be one of the largest and convenient frame building in the city.

Wooster Republican Nov. 3, 1881

Mr. AJ Thomas has moved his law office to the room on second floor in Jackson building, formerly occupied by WC Mutual Fire Insurance Co., NE side of square.
From bills printed at the office, we learn Mr. Irvin T McClarran will hold a public sale of premises two miles east of Wooster on State Road on Tuesday, November 8, 1881. The farm is now for sale by Mr. James McClarran.

Wooster Republican Dec. 8, 1881

Gerlach and Kinkler are killing some immense hogs this season.
Gerlach and Kinkler buttery killing some immense hogs this season in Germania Hall meat market.
Will Beresford, tailor and draper in American House block, has an eloquent and new sweeping sign , work of Mr. JD Miller.
BS Tiefenthaler has moved his cigar manufactory to Geitgey’s new building on S Market Street for manufacture of cigars. He occupies three large rooms and has a number of skilled workman turning out thousands of cigars.

Wooster Republican Dec. 15, 1881

Grand opening of holiday good gifts at WA Donner at White Front, SE side of square.
Mr. John Beistle of our city, died suddenly of paralysis at his residence on W Liberty Street last Friday evening at the age of 76.
On Dec. 1st, WA Underwood took his son in law, JB Robison Jr. in with him as a partner in the Wooster Whip Works firm. New firm name of Underwood and Robison. Mr. Underwood has been in the business for 18 years. Mr. Robison is a Wooster boy.

Wooster Republican Dec. 22, 1881

An ordinance to provide for the acceptance of Rebecca Street, Bever Street, Beall Ave., Spink Street, College Ave., Pearl Street, Pine Street, Park Street, Chestnut Street, Spring Street, University Street, Stibbs Street, Gasche Street, E Henry Street, Prospect Street, Maiden Lane Street, Hancock, Callhill, Billard, Palmer and Theodore Street. Be it ordained by council of city of Wooster a majority of members selected hereto concerning that Bever Street from south line of Spring Street to northern boundary line of said city to become a street. Spink Street from Bowman Street to University Street. Beall Ave. from Bowman Street to northern boundary line of said city. College Street from Bowman Street to University Street. Pearl street from N Buckeye Street to Beall Ave. Pine Street from Beall Ave. to Quimby Ave. Park Street from Quimby Ave. to Bever Street. Chestnut Street from Beall Ave. to Quimby Ave. Spring Street, Gasche Street to N Buckeye Street. Spring Street from Gasche Street to N Buckeye Street; University Street from Quimby Ave. to Gasche Street, Stibbs Street from Beall Ave. to Gasche Street. Gasche Street from Linn Street to Northern boundary of city of Wooster. E Henry Street Prospect Street, Callhill Street, Palmer Street and Theodore Street.- JP VanNest president, LR Kramer city clerk. Dec. 5, 1881.