Wooster Republican, Business Abstracts 1882

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Wooster Republican Jan. 5, 1882

Boots and shoes cheap at Quimby Bros., six doors east of post office, E Liberty Street.
Clark Bros. in Acadome.
Pierson and Co., west corner room of the American Hotel, for clothing.
Diaries at Jessie McClellan, 21 E Liberty Street.
Holiday boots and shoes at Boston Shoe Store of NL Baumgardner, east room of west corner room of the American Hotel.
Emporium Dry Goods and Drug Store of CB Baird and Co., #4ME, 2 doors west of the post office.
JS Bissell and Bro., #1ME.
Laubach and Donnelly, SE side of square, pure druggists.
Wooster Flour and Grain Market corrected by J Frick, dealer in wool, oats and corn. Warehouse on South Street.
JJ Geitgey, elegant parlor suites and undertaking, E Liberty Street, in Curry’s brick block.
McClarran and Caskey Grocery Store, 5 W Liberty Street.

Hardware at Keefer Iron block will be continued under firm name of Harding and Co..
AM Glick Clothing Store, one price, SW side of square, OPF Risch manager.
CB Baird and Son, drugs, #4ME.
E Chatelain, gold and silver watches, clocks and jewelry, SW side of square, one door below Quimby bank.
David Nice hat store, three doors east of post office, opposite the American Hotel, E Liberty Street.



  • Dr. RJ Cunningham office east side of S Market Street
  • Dr. BJ Jones SE side of square.

Will Beresford tailor and draper Archer House block.
Roller and Wilson Drug Store W Liberty Street.
Barrett and Ogden ready made clothing E Liberty Street, opposite post office in Childs building.
Hartman and Durstine Lumber Yard corner of Bever and Larwill Streets.
J Zimmerman and Co. Drug Store W Liberty Street.
Carriage and Wagon Works of WH Banker at Beistle’s old stand on South Street.
DY Landis parlor furniture foot of Beall Ave. and E Liberty Street, better known as William Stitt corner.
Laubach and Donnelly Drug Store, SW side of square.
Quimby Bros. boots and shoes, six doors east of post office, E Liberty Street.
Wooster Grain Market corrected by J Frick, dealer in wool, wheat, flour and oats, E South Street.
Hoelzel and Kaltwasser for fall and winter goods, SE side of square.

Wooster Republican Feb. 2, 1882

Good chance for the right man. I will sell half interest in Wooster Steam Granite and Marble Works also my house and lot on E South Street, Samuel Metzler.
David Fletcher and JW Bevard, last week purchased the harness and saddle shop of late JH Reid and continue the business at the old stand on NE side of public square.
On last Saturday, George Schuch, while working at his chair barber shop on W Liberty Street, was suddenly struck down by apoplexy of the heart and fell to the floor severely lifeless. Later, he recovered and is now up and well again.
A number of young men in Wooster have organized themselves into sort of an association and have arranged for permanent roller skating in the city. The Curry building on E Liberty Street has been leased and will make a splendid rink. Fifty pairs of skates have been ordered and are expected this week.

Wooster Republican Feb. 9, 1882

From this date Feb. 6th, we will not loan any grain sacks as we are keeping them for ourselves for sale, JSR Overholt, J Frick, Willaman and Griffith and Plank Brothers.
For rent. A desirable store on the square, 60x24 ft. Daniel Funck.
Gerlach and Kinkler Meat Market Germania Hall S Market Street.
Meeting of city council. Proceedings 1st regular meeting of city council for February, Monday evening. Resolution passed by voice vote argument between LP Ohligher for city of Wooster and JB Taylor agent of JH Hammond and Co. for purchase of the Organ Works property 1020 for city hospital. LP Ohligher offered a resolution granting an order on the city treasury for 100 in part payment of price stipulating resolution passed. Councilman Saybolt moved that control of city hospital be taken over by Board of Health and placed in the hands of city council.

Dr. WH Davis proprietor of E Liberty Street drug store, has gone to make a short visit with his friends in Indiana.

Wooster Republican Feb. 16, 1882

Wisner and Muschenick received a new improved Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine.
Aaron S Lehman has sold his stock of stoves, tinware, etc. to Frank Logan and Martin Gross of Apple Creek, giving possession the 1st of April. Logan and Gross will occupy the Hitchcock building on S Market Street, formerly occupied by CW McClure and room now occupied by Mr. Lehman #3ME. Will be refitted and new plate glass window put in and Quimby Bros. will occupy it as their shoe store on April 1st.

Notes for sale, Lehr and Smith Agriculture Hall, Wooster.
Laubach and Donnelly.
Rice Blank Book and Stationary next door to the Central Hotel S Market Street.
J Cunningham and Bro. have moved their entire stock of goods into rooms on the NE side of square, formerly Barrett Grocery for lots of china glass and queens ware.
For Sale. Entire stock of Lake Livery consisting of horses, buggies and sleighs and harnesses. Call and see rear of Spear Furniture wareroom W Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Feb. 23, 1882

Notice of dissolution of partnership between Joseph Lucas and William H Wiler under firm name of Lucas and Wiler by mutual consent Feb. 21, 1882. Josiah Lucas is retiring and Wiler will continue the business and assuming indebtedness of the firm.
Large brick building residence of late SF Day on W Liberty Street, two blocks west of the square, is offered for sale. Property front 60 ft on Liberty Street and 180 ft deep, has two story brick house 35x80 ft and two story frame building 20x40 ft, west half of lot and house and wash house.
Fresh vegetables for sale at Kuhn and Craighead SE side of square.
Old wringers repaired at 46 W Liberty Street.
Clothing for sale a short time on W Liberty Street.
Zimmerman Drug Store W Liberty Street.
Mr. Logan and Mr. Myers have moved their grocery into new brick building on S Market Street.
Grocery store of JH Taylor on W Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican March 2, 1882

The work of finishing the new IOOF building hall in new block on S Market Street has commenced and it is the intention of having it ready for dedication on Wednesday April 26, 1882, the anniversary of establishment of American Odd Fellowship.
Miss Grace Schuhers McClarran, only daughter of Mrs. Henry McBride, died at her mother’s residence on W Liberty Street last Saturday morning after a long and protracted illness. Miss McClarran was about 18 years of age, born in Wooster and one of its bright and promising young ladies.
Henry Snyder and Son, horse dealers. These gentlemen were formerly citizens of Spencer of Madison County and came to Wooster over one year ago. They purchased valuable residence and erected commendable barns and stables and permanently located. In an interview with Henry and WP Snyder in regard to the shipment of 26 consisting of 17 horses and stables of AA Carr, the horses are Clydesdales and Norman products raised in Wayne, Stark, Ashland, Holmes, and Richland counties.

Buy Empire wringer at Days Tin Store 46 W Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican March 9, 1882

George W Schlagel has decided to remain at his old stand in Downing block, NE side of the square.
Mr. Jacob Schmuch and Thomas Pollock will open a grocery store in rooms new occupied by Wisner and Muschneich in shoe store in old Brown corner and room will be refitted and finished in particular for trade expert to open as soon as the room is completed.
SE Smith and Bro. grocery and provision store. Open in old stand of Logan and Myers in S Market Street. Monday, March 13th, they will be starting up their business in this city.
HB Swartz has taken possession of the law office in Downing block, lately occupied by Isaac Johnson.
A number of gentlemen engaged in various branches of business are organizing a stove company for manufacture of stoves.
George S Baker, boot and shoe merchant on W Liberty Street, died Tuesday at his residence on North Street between Bever and Beall Ave.
Mr. DH Pierson, American House clothier, returned last Saturday from the east.

Wooster Republican March 16, 1882

Tuesday, the Central House on S Market Street was sold by proprietor AA Carr to Mr. Joseph Tiefenthaler.
The Wooster Stove Co. has finally become incorporated being chartered by Sect. Of State last Saturday. Incorporators are: Mr. LP Ohligher, A Saybolt Jr., CV Hard, DC Curry, JR Zimmerman, AS Lehman, PC Given, MM Smith, John McSweeney and Albert Imgard. They are some of Wooster’s most active and enterprising young men. The capital stock 15000 in shares of 50.00 has all been subscribed.
The foundry and machine shop of John Stevens and Co. has been secured and manufacture and is expected in full blast by June.
Mr. Silas Ogden, formerly with A Saybolt Jr., has accepted a position in the custom department of stove and tin store of CW McClure on S Market Street.
Wooster Brush Works is kept running to its fullest capacity during the months of January and February. The sales amounted to over 11000.

Samuel Metzler has sold his house on E South Street next to the Whip Factory, to Mr. John Bahl. Mr. John C France will occupy the house the coming year. Mr. Bahl has sold his residence on S Buckeye Street to Robert Barnes, who will enlarge it this spring.
Firemen in council, engineer and company offices. Meeting of several companies of Wooster Fire Department held last Monday votes to indicate the firemen’s choice of chief engineer. There were three candidates: John F Resmer, John D Miller and Elan Smith. Ballot Smith-26, Miller-59, Resmer-63. List of each fire company.
J Cunningham and Bro. have moved their stock to room on NE side of the square, formerly Barrett Grocery.

Wooster Republican March 23, 1882

Condition of WC National Bank as of close of business March 11, 1882, 39247.60, in assets and same in liabilities, JG Hartman cashier, Jacob Frick, SR Overholt, John Sider directors.
For sale- two gray mares, inquire of Whip Factory on S Buckeye and South Streets.

City council meeting. Second regular council meeting last Monday evening. An ordinance abolishing Board of Health minority report on water committee reported. The clerk read annual report of Board of Health and ordered to be placed on file. The report of the Water Works trustees was read and on motion was referred to clerk of board with request to be made out as an itemized statement. The report as read shows balance in the treasury 1056.86. Minority report of water committee of council was presented by Mr. Kauke. After reading the report by the Water Works trustees Nov. 7, 1881 approved by water committee and adopted by the council said response recommending the purchase of tract of land belonging to the Robison estate near the Apple Creek bridge and erecting a pumping works therein to increase the supply of water for city by pumping water from the mill race near by into the water mains of the city. Mr. Kauke submitted minority report. We cannot join in the recommendation of the majority report to purchase the 10 ½ acres of land belonging to the Robison estate on north side of the race for 1900 recommended by water works. After expending nearly 100000 without having supply of water which can be depended upon to serve for fire purposes alone, it becomes important that whatever we do in the future and what additional money we spend in so doing as to accomplish the desired object a full supply of clear water for fire and general taste. We object to the purchase as it gives no right to city to control the water and is liable to be turned off at another direction at any time. Second, in case the water should have to be taken from Apple Creek, SW of the bridge, we come in contact with drainage of the city, the paper mill and brewery and in summer season the whole stream from the bridge of the Millersburg Road north to the bridge on Canton Road is a mud hole made so by cattle and hogs wandering and wallowing in the hot days and frequently in dry seasons there is hardly any water running at the south bridge for two to three months of the year. We are fully aware an additional supply of water is necessary. We do not deny in procuring it. But we should not be too hasty without carefully considering the wants of our city. In our judgment, the proper and only safe point to locate a stream boiler and pump at or as near the junction of the two branches of Apple Creek near Stibbs Factory and practically in case of waste water from Stibbs springs is twice as strong as Reddick spring now is and not cost a large sum of within which does not satisfy private customers as a supply for fire. We can use it for some years, but will evidently have to be abandoned. Therefore, we recommend that the Water Works trustees be instructed to make estimates and surveys to suggestions made and report to council at earliest date possible. On motion, the report was received and ordered to be placed on file. On motion, both reports were ordered referred to the Water Works trustees with instructions they investigate subject still further and report as early as possible.

Altercation of Martin Jacobs saloon on E Liberty Street last Saturday night between Henry Jacobs and John Taylor.
Wm Beresford, popular Archer House tailor and draper, on Tuesday, closed the bargain with Wm Bibrath of Bucyrus for the purchase of coal property across the street from Archer House lot 30x180 ft deep. Mr. Beresford paid 2705. The lease of the present coal yard does not expire for a year, the expiration after which Mr. Beresford contemplates erecting a business block containing two business rooms. This will be a decided improvement on E Liberty Street.

Wisner and Muschneich have moved their stock of boots and shoes into east room of Downing block.

Wooster Republican March 30, 1882

Capt. JM Clark of firm of Clark Bros., stopped in NY city last week and goods are starting to arrive.
Last Thursday evening, policeman Jacob Long was going up Starks Alley on S Market Street, fell into an uncovered cellar way and hurt his leg quite severely. He has been off duty since. His brother Al is taking his place.
Mr. FD Belnap has just returned and received a large amount of wall paper, corner opposite the Archer House, E Liberty Street.
Wisner and Muschneich, shoes for the people, NE corner of square in east room of the Downing block.
Shields has Oliver plows for sale.

Wooster Republican April 6, 1882

Cassiday sulky plows. Don’t forget Shields sells Oliver plows and showrooms are in the former office of McDonald and Co. in Howard building, three doors west of Saybolt Tin Store on W Liberty Street.
RL Mead, manufacture of Scottish and Irish collars. His shop was recently overhauled and made larger on S Market Street.
Lost between Columbus Road bridge and John Sand’s residence were 210 greenbacks, check on Exchange Bank of Kauke and Frost for 90- Stephen Ely or John Ely.
Lindol Sprague Jr. died on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. He was in the position of bookkeeper in Harding and Co. hardware store. He was born Feb. 5, 1844 in Wooster the second son of Lindol Sprague Sr.
Valuable real estate for sale by city of Wooster. The city will receive proposals until May 1, 1882 for purchase of the following real estate, Deluge Fire Engine house, Relief Fire Engine house, Three Fire Engine house. May be let with LR Kramer, city clerk March 22, 1882.
Underwood Whip Factory corner of South and S Buckeye Street.
Kuhn and Craighead Grocery Store, SE side old Red corner.
Mr. Schmuch and Mr. Pollock are open and ready for business, new grocery store on NE side of square.
Frank Kramer has moved his barber shop to the room formerly occupied by Wm Johnson. Mr. Johnson is taking the rooms vacated by Mr. Kramer.
Well Brothers and Steuer, new dry goods firm, will go in rooms one door west of McClarran and Caskey W Liberty Street grocery store.
Western Union Telegraph has been moved to Exchange block to the front rooms on second floor of Academy of Music building. Mr. Ed Hard operator.

Wooster Republican April 13, 1882

PJ Power has moved his popular clothing store to new room on the corner of the square and S Market Street, SW side, April 17, 1882.
Mr. Schmuck and Mr. Pollock are immediately full of business in groceries in new room in old Brown corner facing the square, NE side of square.
DY Landis will occupy the business room E Liberty Street vacated by Jacob Schmuck grocery store to be used as a furniture establishment.

On Sunday afternoon, WF Woods was sitting in front rooms of his residence on E Liberty Street. He saw a fellow crawling through a plate of glass in Babb Grocery Store just across the street. Mr. Woods immediately called some men from the Eastern House and citizens proceeded to surround the grocery and standing guard over the place until Mr. Babb arrived. Discovered was Frank D Miller, a boy 14 years of age in a corner. He was taken in charge of policeman Bolus and locked up. He was sent to jail and probably will be sent to reform school at Lancaster in a few days.

Daring burglars made a raid in Wooster with little success. Gerlach and Kinkler safe was blown open and 10 taken. Policemen Bolus and Long investigated meat market. During the same night, the house of JSR Overholt on Spink Street was entered. Also a prowler was about Mr. DC Curry’s house on the same street. An unsuccessful attempt to break into DB Funk’s residence on E North Street, also Mr. Jacob Metz on N Market Street.
Blacksmithing Coffee and Branstetter formed a partnership to do blacksmithing shop, opposite the Archer House Stables, S Buckeye Street, horse shoeing a specialty.

Wooster Republican April 20, 1882

City council dissolution of old council and new Wednesday evening of last week. Water Works reported to Board of Water Works trustees have survey made from near Stibb Factory to NE of the university to ascertain the possible cost of conducting water from Apple Creek to such a reservoir and thence down Beall Ave. to regular pipe line. We estimate 8000 feet of 8 inch pipe laid in ground for 12000. The reservoir capacity three million gallons for $10000 buildings, pumps and land hydrants and special castings-$8000 for a total of $10000. To Bowman Street to Beall Ave. will require 500 feet of 8 inch pipe at 1.50 ready for use-$7000. Buildings, pumps etc. as above $8000 for a total of 15000. AG Coover, secretary of the board, on motion of Mr. Ohligher, the report was received and ordered to be spread upon the records as the motion was pending. Mr. Kauke made a few remarks: “Mr. President, this money is to construct a cistern or well where water can be conducted in pipes to place selected for the stream pump. We would also suggest that a site for a reservoir be selected on the highest ground north of the university, should it be necessary to enter the suburbs of Bloomington Street for a suitable location. No doubt the enterprising citizens of that locality would be willing to furnish the grounds and otherwise enterprise consideration of advantages in case of fire. The north part of city including Bowman Street, has no protection from fire, not even a engine in working order. A reservoir at or above suggested would supply the demand and want. A reservoir sufficient large could be erected at expense 8000 to supply the whole city, being 75-100 feet above present dam and about 250 ft. above base of level. It is evident to all that observed that Reddick Spring has been gradually filling the past four or five years so much so, the main dependence of supply is perfect. The water works matter interests the citizens this time more than any thing else. I was in the council at the time the matter was first enacted upon and the only contrary member of the council. Had the proper thing been done in the beginning, thousands of dollars would have been saved the city and supply of water secured sufficiently to meet the demands of our city. The matter of 10000 or 15000 or 30000 is a small consideration in considering the necessity in improvement of our water supply. The present dam will have to be cleaned out and this will have to be done in the summer, hence the city will be out of water perhaps for six months and with no protection against fire. Don’t let 10000 or 15000 scare you from doing a good thing. Neighboring cities have spent as high as 200000 on water works. The tax payers want no tinkering. The tax payers of Wooster will stand by the council in doing things right. A practical hydraulic engine as there should be secured to make sufficient estimates. The work will not be done for a day or two but for all time. I hope the new council will give the matter their careful attention.” Chief engineers report submitted by Chief of fire department, John D Miller, was read by clerk on motion. Mr. Saybolt report was received and ordered to be placed on file. The report shows the expenditure of different companies of the fire department as follows: Deludge 22.81, Alert 25.58, Wooster Hose 368, Relief 48.67, Good Intent 3.95, Fame 22, Eagle 62.19. Hook and Ladder 4.10, for a total of 353.35. Total expenditure of 542.34. Report contained detailed statement of the property in possession of each company. Fire chief reported six fires during year amount of damage 425, in the amount of insurance 324. He also recommended the purchase of new nose during the coming year and repairing of the engine houses.

Wooster Republican April 27, 1882

Dedication of Odd Fellows Temple in Logan and Myers’s new brick building S Market Street, with 63rd anniversary celebration, takes place this Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. Invocation is extended to the public to attend. The property known as the Burrick’s on N Bever Street ,has been bought by Pres. Taylor for purpose of fitting up conservatory of music be under auspicious of the University Prof. Karl Metz of Oxford who has taken charge of the department.

Wooster Stove Co. has since completed organization. LP Ohligher- pres., Aaron Lehman-VP, A Saybolt Jr.-manager, CV Hard- sect.-treasurer. The company this week, has purchased the foundry property of John Stevens and Co. on the corner of Buckeye and North Streets and is prepared to erect at once an addition to the foundry 40x70 ft. for capacity of running 20 molders.

Wooster Republican May 11, 1882

Buckeye Plow sulky improved in 1882, outstanding plow is sold by JT Shields, W Liberty Street, old McDonald rooms.

Notice. Having discharged EO Harrington from my employment, he is no longer authorized to sell coal for me or collect money on any account. Persons wanting coal will please order from me direct or leave orders at Archer House or John Wilhelm’s office opposite my office. James Neal, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican May 18, 1882

Sunday night a burglar tried to brake into the house of William Stitt on E Liberty Street, as they procured ladders from Curry, Cameron and Co. yard and got on the roof and gained entrance through fire escape but failed.
Mr. Al Thoman, who has been in Pittsburgh about the last two years, returned and took position in his father’s tannery establishment on N Buckeye Street.

Wooster Republican May 25, 1882

Bloomington, is situated one mile north of Wooster on elevation of about 200 feet above the latter place and accessible by wagon by wagon roads.

For the last few months, the town has been booming and the people are wild with excitement over the sale of real estate. Unimproved land sold for 500 per acre while improved lots sold for 1000 per acre. The grounds have been surveyed to our place for the new reservoir for the Wooster Water Works and the work will commence on it as soon as the city council can agree to get ready. It has been hinted at that as soon as Wooster redeems her outstanding indebtedness, an effort will be made to attack it to Bloomington. That done, street cars to connect the two places will be the next thing in order.

Wooster Republican June 8, 1882

Celebrated Estray Organ for sale, J Eberhardt agent, Shreve.
Public exhibition of Keingston Brodery will be given at art studio of Miss LW Stoddard, corner of Larwill and N Market Streets, Saturday of this week.

Wooster Republican June 22, 1882

To ladies, I am now to do your work without delay. Looms in operation three. Call now on E Liberty Street, AJ Seigenthaler.==Wooster Republican April 6, 1882== Cassiday sulky plows. Don’t forget Shields sells Oliver plows and showrooms are in the former office of McDonald and Co. in Howard building, three doors west of Saybolt Tin Store on W Liberty Street.
RL Mead, manufacture of Scottish and Irish collars. His shop was recently overhauled and made larger on S Market Street.
Lost between Columbus Road bridge and John Sand’s residence were 210 greenbacks, check on Exchange Bank of Kauke and Frost for 90- Stephen Ely or John Ely.
Lindol Sprague Jr. died on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. He was in the position of bookkeeper in Harding and Co. hardware store. He was born Feb. 5, 1844 in Wooster the second son of Lindol Sprague Sr.
Valuable real estate for sale by city of Wooster. The city will receive proposals until May 1, 1882 for purchase of the following real estate, Deluge Fire Engine house, Relief Fire Engine house, Three Fire Engine house. May be let with LR Kramer, city clerk March 22, 1882.
Underwood Whip Factory corner of South and S Buckeye Street.
Kuhn and Craighead Grocery Store, SE side old Red corner.
Mr. Schmuch and Mr. Pollock are open and ready for business, new grocery store on NE side of square.
Frank Kramer has moved his barber shop to the room formerly occupied by Wm Johnson. Mr. Johnson is taking the rooms vacated by Mr. Kramer.
Well Brothers and Steuer, new dry goods firm, will go in rooms one door west of McClarran and Caskey W Liberty Street grocery store.
Western Union Telegraph has been moved to Exchange block to the front rooms on second floor of Academy of Music building. Mr. Ed Hard operator.

Wooster Republican June 29, 1882

Last week Mr. WH Harry sold his photography gallery to Miss Emma M Brainerd, who for the past nine years has been his efficient assistant, SE side of square.
Mr. TC Glasgow is meeting with much success in establishing a special business in carpet trade in rooms at rear of Clark Bros. Dry Goods Store, E Liberty Street, Acadome building.

Wooster Republican July 6, 1882

Hartman and Durstine lumber yard, seasoned lumber for sale.
Buckeye plows for sale at JT Shields.
Attorneys and physicians same.
The Rambaugh Refrigator Manufactory by DC Curry and Co..
For rent, four rooms, separate hall and stairs to let by John McClellan.
For Sale. Goods for sale at McClellan Book Store, 21 E Liberty Street.
I am now closing my first season in carpets. JC Glasgow, in rear of Clark Bros., E Liberty Street.
To the patrons of Harry’s Gallery. I have purchased the business and will run successfully as before, Miss Emma P Brainare. Gallery SE side of square.
Schmuch and Pollock fish and groceries, NE side of square, opposite the courthouse.
PJ Powers has moved to his new location SE corner of square.
Wooster Agricultural Works, now prepared to furnish new improved Wooster Thacher and new clover hauler. Have employed Mr. William Weaver, experienced merchant, prepared to do all kinds of engine and mill repairs. Mr. Weaver was an employee of John Stevens and Co. for two years.

Wooster Republican July 13, 1882

Notice to the public: The dry goods, notions and jewelry stores of the undersign, will close at 6 pm on and after Aug. 1, 1882, except on Monday and Saturday and one week before Christmas- DQ Liggett, JS Bissell and Bro., Well Bros., George Schlagle in Downing block NE side of square, Shibley Bros., William Shibley, Clark Bros., Faust and McLaughlin, Wm Annat, IW Fogleson and E Chatelain.

Wooster Republican July 20, 1882

In city council Monday night, Mr Barrett offered resolution that president of council in connection with city solicitor , be authorized to make contract with David Robison Jr. and Mr. Smith and son for ground right of way and water rights for use of trustees for the improvement of our water way works in accordance with plans it passed by council the resolution was lost.

Wooster Republican July 27, 1882

At a special meeting of city council Monday evening, Mr. Joseph Hettinger was awarded contract for construction of uncompleted portion of Spring Run sewer from near the center of North Buckeye and East North Streets, diagonally opposite Seigenthaler lot to corner of E Liberty and N Bever Streets, also the portion of Bever Street sewer from E North Street to intersection of Spring Run sewer.

Wooster Republican Aug. 3, 1882

WC National Bank, Quimby’s old bank, SW side of square, 75000 cash surplus 25000, J Frick- president, JSR Overholt- VP, JG Hartman- cashier.
Agricultural Emporium, JT Shields, success in the handling of agricultural implements kept on hand, on W Liberty Street.
Rambaugh Refrigator is manufactured by DC Curry and Co..
David Nice, hatter, three doors east of the post office, E Liberty Street.
John Deer, clerk in grocery establishment of McClarran and Caskey, left today to spend a month vacation with friends in Boston.

Wooster Republican Aug. 17, 1882

Third annual picnic of Pioneer Association will be held at Highland Park Sept. 1, 1882.
LP Ohligher, president of city council and John McSweeney city solicitor, went to Pittsburgh last Thursday to make arrangements for the railroad authorities for the construction of a bridge over the track on Palmer Street. The bridge will be 16 ft. wide with an extra foot on one side for passengers.

Monday night after 12 pm, the baking firm of Louis Young and Son on N Market Street, was entered by thieves who effected an entrance through a window in the rear part of the building. Henry Shellers and George Lieverman, two employees of Young and Son, occupy a room over the storeroom. The thieves stole from Shellers trunk the amount of $78 cash.

Wooster Republican Aug. 24, 1882

A partnership has been formed between DY Landis and EL Wesley Reading, who began business as undertakers and picture frame window glass, fancy articles of all kinds in room, one door south of Chatelain Jewelry Store, SW side of public square, two doors south of WC National Bank- Wesley and Landis.

Mr. AW Blackburn, druggist, E Liberty Street, opposite McClellan Book Bindery.

Wooster Republican Aug. 28, 1882

The citizens of Wooster will remember a few years ago, the Wooster Agricultural Works property was bought at trustee sale by Mr. Ephraim Quimby and John Zimmerman. Since then, the works have been operated under the management of John H Kauke as trustee. A short time since, EM Quimby, the heir of Ephraim Quimby Jr., filed through his attorney a petition in court of Wayne County court of common pleas court institution partition. The case was settled last week, Mr. Quimby buying the entire property for a sum of 16500 and it has not been definitely decided what will be done with the property.

Destructive flames, Pad factory of Emrich and Co., almost totally destroyed by fire between 4 and 5 am. Thursday morning, a cry of fire and clanging of fire bells aroused the sleeping citizens of Wooster from their slumbers. The cause was alarm of fire in the western part of the city. Investigation proved this the Pad Factory of Emrich and Co.. Before the fire department could reach the burning building, the flames had gained considerable headway and the firemen directed their efforts to saving the surrounding buildings. The flames were confined to the one building. The building, together with most of the stock, was completely destroyed. The dyes which were in a brick vault were not injured. The firm estimates loss at 10-15000, which is covered by insurance. The cause of the fire is a mystery but it is supposed to be the work of incendiary. The Standard Coach Pad Co. organized a few weeks ago, has been negotiating for the purchase of establishment from Emrich and Co. and terms have about been agreed upon. Arrangements have been made to take an invoice of stock on Thursday but the fire upset that. Since the fire sale of machinery and goods that escaped the fire together with the goods that have been effected between Mr. Emrich and Co. and the stock company. The latter will continue the business and gave notice they will fill all outstanding orders promptly to all new orders that may be received.

Wooster Republican Aug. 31, 1882

Coal for sale by JJ Harn, agent headquarters at Laubach and Donnelly Drug Store.
Andrew McMonigal, now prepared to line stoves, ranges and furnaces. Leave orders at residence nearly opposite School House, #4 S Walnut Street. No one in Wooster but Mr. McMonigal has genuine Bolivar cement.
Belnap Book Exchange opposite the Archer House, E Liberty Street, for books and stationary.
School books for sale at WA Donner. Schools open Monday, Aug. 28. Don’t forget to call on us, E Liberty Street, opposite the Archer House.

Wooster Republican Sept. 7, 1882

Jacob Shultz has started up his harness shop again and ready to meet his old friends and customers at his shop above Cunningham and Bro. China Store on NE side of square.

Meeting of city council Monday evening. A resolution was initiated and enacted upon city solicitor to be authorized to deed to Jacob Stark the sum of 3000 the property known as Deludge Engine property, situated on NE side of square. Committee appointed at last meeting for the purpose of buying land for which to erect a foundry and city hall. The portion of property belonging to John Ely situated on corner of S Market and South Streets can be bought for 9000 and the property belonging to Hitchcock on S Market Street 98x180 ft. for 8000.

Wooster Republican Sept. 14, 1882

Carl SC Hubbell, office and yard opposite Archer House.
JJ Harn, coal for sale, headquarters at Laubach and Donnelly Drug Store, SE side of square.
A new business enterprise has been started in Wooster in shape of Underwood House Tug Co.. This new firm will manufacture a patent House tug. The members of firm including Mr. WA Underwood, JD Robison and Thomas A Simmons.
Fertilizer for sale by Willaman and Griffith in warehouse in Wooster.
Sweet potatoes at E Funk, E Liberty Street.
Oysters for sale at McClarran and Caskey.
Oysters for sale at Kunh and Craighead.

Wooster Republican Sept. 28, 1882

The company began looking for a site and bought the old foundry of DC Curry, corner of North and Buckeye Streets. The men were put to work remolding and building additions preparatory to the occupancy of the stove company with their foundry. The work was under management of John Stevens and Daniel Hiser. Two weeks ago, the company began in earnest, started out by making cook stoves.

Standard Coach and Pad Co.. About two weeks ago, 20 of Wooster’s important people founded a stock company with 20000 worth of stock in hopes of buying out the Pad Factory of Emrich and Co. The company was duly organized and application for charter was sent to Columbus. Early last week, articles of incorporation were received and negotiations for the purchase were commenced and the terms were agreed upon when the fire which destroyed most of the establishment on Thursday morning materially changed the plans of all.

Notice, partnership of Landis and Wesley dissolved by mutual consent. DY Landis will continue the business on SW side of square, one door below Chatelain Jewelry Store. DY Landis and EL Wesley.

New business enterprise the result of spirit of Wooster idea. Wooster Stove Co. is in full blast and coach and pad company ready for business. For some time many of the well to do citizens of Wooster have realized the necessity of something to stimulate business and keep our pleasant city from retrograding, in that retrospect according early last spring the idea of organizing stock company and starting stove manufacturing took position. Wooster Stove Co. was organized in April last with a cash capital of 15000 daily incorporated under state laws of Ohio. Stockholder: LP Ohligher- president, CV Hard- Sec/Tres., A Saybolt- manager, Dr. WW Firestone, JR Zimmerman, DR Curry, AS Lehman, John McSweeney Jr., Albert Imgard. However, negotiations on a slightly different basis were continued resulting in the purchase of the establishment of the new company. For the present, business will be conducted by the Standard Coach and Pad Co., the successor of Emrich and Co.. The new company propose to purchase a suitable site and erect a substantial brick building. Once this is accomplished, they will manufacture enough of the goods to fill outstanding orders and supply demands of the trade that escaped the fire on Thursday morning and in rooms above Dyes Harness Shop, W Liberty Street. The citizens of Wooster have heard of the intention to build a factory building which signified their willingness to give donations to assist the company in carrying out its intentions.
According, a committee of stockholders composed of WW Firestone, JH Taylor, James L Gray, James Taggart, Abraham Plank, have been called upon the citizens.

Wooster Republican Oct. 5, 1882

The Standard Coach and Pad Co. has purchased lot of TJ McElhney on the corner of Grant and Henry Street, 100 ft. square near the German Church. They propose to commence at once to erect on SE corner of lot a three story building being 32x80 ft.
Wooster on boom 3000 worth of real estate has changed hands in our city. Stock company capital stock 25000 has been organized last 10 days for manufacturing harness pads. The company has purchased block of lots east of the German Church and will put up brick structure soon. Our stove manufacture is in full blast. There are two other companies going in together for business capital 40-50000, which will be heard of soon.

Wooster Republican Oct. 12, 1882

Wooster Hotel Co., latest move in Wooster Certificate of Incorporation to formulation of a stock company filed at Columbus on Saturday, Col. Samuel Keefer, John McSweeneySr., John Zimmerman, BP Ohligher, David Funck and Jacob Frick and the incorporators. It is proposed to organize the company of capital stock of 10000 and build up the block from the courthouse to Saybolt Alley, a five story building, the 1st floor to consist of store rooms and other four stories for a hotel. It is a sufficient amount of stock to be secured. The building will be erected and will be a great improvement in appearance of Wooster.
Odenkirk and McClarran, pianos and organs, S Buckeye Street, first door south of Underwood Whip Factory. We the undersign citizens of Wooster say we have bought pianos and organs the last 17 months from Odenkirk and McClarran- JL Gray, WH Barker, Amos Lees, DC McClarran, George Steimetz and others.

Wooster Republican Oct. 26, 1882

William Annat, dry goods on display, 3 E Liberty Street.
DY Landis, undertakers and embalmer, picture frames, SW side of square, two doors south of WC National Bank and old Quimby bank.
JC Glasgow has moved his carpet establishment from rear rooms of Clark Bros. Store to Baumgardner Music Store in the American House block, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Nov. 2, 1882

Change made in firm of McClure, Sanborn and Co., changed hands.

Wooster Republican Nov. 9, 1882

The new building of Stand Coach and Pad Co. on corner of Henry and Grant Streets is being pushed up rapidly. The foundation is completed and brick layers are at work erecting the building.
Sudden death of Samuel Routson Thursday of last week, residence on Pittsburg Avenue. He was engaged in business of pottery work. He was the founder of the first and only pottery in Wooster. In 1856, he came to Wooster settling on Pittsburg Ave., east of the railroad depot. He formed a co-partnership with his brother Quincy Routson, who still survives him.

Wooster Republican Nov. 14, 1882

Owing to the rapid increase in business, Mr. Fred Hookway has been compelled to move into a large room occupying the old Nachtrieb Room in McSweeney building, three doors west of Buckeye Street.
Quimby Bros. for boots and shoes, 3ME, the room on W Liberty Street, formerly occupied by Baker Shoe Store, has been refitted and now occupied by WA Donner as new notion store. Read his new holiday announcement in another column.
WA Donner has opened an entirely new stock of holiday gifts at 25 W Liberty Street, north side, formerly occupied by GS Baker as a shoe store- WA Donner.
Emma Brainard Art Gallery, photographs, SE side of square, successor to WH Harry.

Wooster Republican Dec. 7, 1882

Attorneys and physicians same.
Odenkirk and McClarran pianos and organs, S Buckeye Street, 1st door south of Underwood Whip Factory.
For sale. Due to declining health, James Curry offers planning mill for sale or lease on E Liberty Street near the depot.
DE Robison Shoe Store, 55 S Market Street.
Well Bro. And Steuer Clothing.

Wooster city Library Association. To citizens of Wooster and Wayne County Board of managers and auxiliary, committee meeting of above association on motion of Mr. JG Sandborn, resolved that Rev. Dallas Tucker and JP Jeffries be a committee to prepare for publication for city papers an address presenting the character and object of the above named organization. A public circulating library, whenever established, is recognized as a public good. They talked about establishing a public library.

Mr. Lucas Flattery has moved his office to Downing block, NE side of square.

Jack Nachtrieb, hat and cap store closed out last week and the room is now occupied by Fred Hookway as a merchant tailoring establishment. Fred Hookway.
To accommodate the holiday trade, the dry goods stores of Wooster will keep open every evening from now until the first Tuesday in January 1893, when they will resume closing as before.

Wooster Republican Dec. 21, 1882

Mr. HM Imgard is located in Belnap Book Store E Liberty Street, for repairing of watches, clocks and jewelry.
JH Thomas, pianos and organs, Palace of Music, rooms north of the county buildings.

Wooster Republican Dec. 28, 1882

Last Wednesday afternoon, as Mr. JF Larwill was passing in front of Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Bavard harness shop when he slipped on icy pavement and broke his right leg near the ankle.