Wooster Republican, Business Abstracts 1892

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Wooster Republican Jan. 6, 1892

Laubach and Boyd drugstore SE side of the square- ship orders over the Cleveland, Wooster and Muskingum Valley Railroad.
Quimby and Kline.
School to open in the new fifth ward schoolhouse on Monday. 72 children have been appointed to the school but owning to sickness, only 60 were in attendance. Miss Emma Crawford and Miss Ida Hughes are teachers in charge.

Wooster Republican Jan. 14, 1892

Great mortgage sale of boots, shoes and rubbers at Gow Shoe Store corner room of Downing block, NE side of the square.
Having bargained for a lot of ground, the city of Wooster wished to build a AME Zion Church. The ground is located on W Liberty Street and was purchased from JH Taylor esq. We desire to raise by the first of April, over 25000 for building of our church; TJ Mantfee, TJ Smith- pastor, Joseph McPhearson, Frank Darnell, RL Morrison.
The Wooster Coach Pad Works will give an annual banquet to stockholders and employees. Last year their cash business represented nearly 100000 and present indications warrant supplication that year 1892 will largely increase their business. They now have 38 employees.
Owning to ill health, Mrs. Fancie Dice, on Monday closed her E Liberty Street restaurant. She was doing a good business but on advice of her physician, has decided to close up.
The room hereto fore occupied by the Post Office, will be fitted with a 1st class stock of dry goods by the Cleveland Dry Goods Store. Supervisor is SC Stern, who will take possession Feb. 15, 1892 and will make due announcement there of what he will offer the people.

Wooster Republican Jan. 27, 1892

Announcing the death of Dr. John Cunningham. He was born in Washington County of Pennsylvania, Feb 19, 1792. He graduated from Washington College and read medicine in office of Dr. S Murddock. Here he remained three years except the time he spent in attending the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia graduating and at time of his death, was oldest alumnus. He came to Wooster in July 5, 1827 and practiced for a few months, then located at Jeromesville which was then in Wayne County. He had not practiced his profession for 35 years being retired. When he came to Wooster, there was but one house in the city of house now occupied by ex sheriff Messmore. This was a boarding house.

John Johnston, the popular East Street grocer, has purchased the stock of goods and groceries and fixtures of the late OM Albright and will open a store at old established establishment in a few days. Mr. Johnston learned the grocery business in this location and was in employ of Mr. Albright.

Wooster Republican Feb. 3, 1892

Critchfield and Critchfield, office SW side of Quimby building block.
WC Yost, office, mayor’s office city hall.
Ross W Funck over Harding and Co. hardware.
Benjamin Eason, office Zimmerman building, upstairs.
WF Kean, office over McClarran grocery store.
Isaac Johnson and John S Taylor, office rooms 1 and 2, D Nice block, E Liberty Street.
AA Ingram, over McClarran grocery store.
HR Smith, office SW side of the square in rooms formerly occupied by John P Jeffries.
AS McClure and Martin S Smyser, office #6ME upstairs.
EW Newkirk, office over Quimby shoe store, Emporium block, E Liberty Street.
John C McClarran, office over McClellan book store, E Liberty Street.
Lyman R Critchfield and John S Adair, SW side of the square, upstairs, N of the EW WC National Bank.
WH Levers and Co. builders and stone cutters yard on S Buckeye Street at old UP Church lot.
JJ Slanker selling standard sewing machines, 2nd door, E of city hall, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Feb. 10, 1892

Durstine and Co. shipped a lot of patent blinds over the B and O last Friday to Baltimore.
The Fetzer room on NE side of the square will be occupied by a millinery store.
Philip Diehl has purchased George Young interest in restaurant of Diehl and Young.
DC Curry and Co. last Friday shipped a carload of doors and window sashes to Washington over the B and O railroad company.
The stove and tin firm of McClure and Coover has been dissolved by mutual consent. AC Coover retiring. CW McClure agent has formed a partnership with Wm H Hinton and business to be conducted under firm of McClure and Hinton. The name McClure has been identified with stove and tin trade of Wayne County for nearly 3-4 of a century.
The alarm of fire last Thursday was caused by a slight blaze at the planning mill of JB Hartman on E Liberty Street. The fire was started by friction in a sanding machine. The loss was only slight.
A display of whips made at factory of the Wooster Whip Co. is at D Nice window, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Feb. 17, 1892

The University of Wooster building as it now stands frontage over 180 feet, containing 50 rooms for the use of above outline cut . The Republican is indebted to enterprising Cincinnati Post shows picture of Old Main building does not have wings on it.
The American Hotel will be remolded. The dinning room, office and kitchen are to be located on the 1st floor.
Robert Childs, old resident of the country and only a few years ago considered one of our wealthiest farmers, died Sunday at his home at Blackleyville.

May leave us: One of Wooster’s thriving industries liable to go to Crestline. We are in danger of losing the establishment of JB Hartman on E Liberty Street which engaged in the manufacture of the Hartman blind devise that is meeting with steady sale all over the county. A committee for Crestline was here Monday investigating the merits of the blind and confer with Mr. Hartman in reference to a proposition made to locate in the city. Full details of the proposition could not be learned. We learned from one of the gentlemen that Mr. Hartman demanded 13000 to be invested in stock and erection of building.
Cleveland dry goods store in old Post Office room, Frick Memorial block, W Liberty Street, open to public next Saturday. Cleveland dry goods store Saturday, Feb. 21, 1892 dry goods gents and furnishing goods, SC Stern, manger.
Notice of dissolution of late firm of McClure and Coover composed of CW McClure and AG Coover was mutually dissolved Feb. 6, 1892 by termination. CW McClure assumed and agreed to pay all the debts and liabilities.

Wooster Republican Feb. 24, 1892

Samuel Graber has purchased the Alex Graber restaurant on West Liberty Street.
The fire department was called out Saturday night from box 25 call occasion blaze on roof of blacksmith building, department of Universal Plow Works. It was extinguished after an hours hard work. The iron roof on the structure probably saved the structure. The fire supposedly started either by a defective flue or spontaneous combustion. Loss to company not more than 50. The loss on the building probably 100.

Wooster Republican March 2, 1892

Cleveland Dry Goods store at Frick memorial block, old post office building, GS Stern, manger.

Wooster Republican March 9, 1892

WH Levers and Co., builders and stone cutters yard on S Buckeye Street, old UP Church lot.
WY Landis, E Liberty Street, furniture dealer has received a very fine funeral car.
FH DeWitt, N Spink Street, florist has purchased the greenhouse of Dr. WA Porter. Mr. DeWitt has secured the large vacant lot on the corner of E Bowman and Bever Street and will erect a large greenhouse there.
Robert Gow expects to remove with his family to Washington. A grocery store will be opened in the Schmuck building on E Liberty Street. A grocery store will be opened at the old Wilhelm Carriage Repository April 1st by Joseph Wilhelm.

Wooster Republican March 16, 1892

The alarm of fire at 7 o’clock, Sunday morning was occasioned by slight blaze on the roof of the Curry Planning Mill. The flames were subdued with slight loss.
TS Eiser has purchased the Robert Gow property on Spink Street. Consideration 2000. Robert Gow left Saturday night for Washington. His family will join him later.
The Universal Plow Co. has secured with orders that they are working 15 hours a day.
Harry Gorges and Michael Kaimbach will open a grocery store in Beresford block, April 1st.
Mrs. John Swartz, hostesses of the Nation House on West Liberty Street, has concluded to close up business and in a few days will remove with daughters to Cincinnati. The house is the oldest hotel in the city and will probably be abandoned.
A popular line of the latest spring attractions of men and boy’s clothing . Our stock must be closed by July 1, 1892 at some prices as we vacate the rooms, RF Christy, Wooster and Orrville.
Bryson Five and Ten Cent store.

Wooster Republican March 23, 1892

For rent: Storeroom for rent on W Liberty Street. Enquire of A Shibley.
The telegraph line around the CW and MV railroad will be controlled by Western Union and will run into the Academy of Music and loop with connect to the office with the railroad headquarters in the Downing block.
Wm Y Landis and Sinclair L Clapper have formed a partnership for carrying on the undertaking business in this city. Mr. Landis will conduct the business he feels warranted with years of experience. Mr. Landis continues in furniture trade at old stand opposite city hall, E Liberty Street. Night or Sunday calls will be promptly attended to. Residence in same building opposite city hall. Wm Y Landis and Company.
James George, popular salesman in RF Christys store on Saturday, purchased the stock of Mr. Christys, who intends to devote his time and energy to Orrville establishment.
CW and MV telegraph office will run into general office in the Downing block.

Wooster Republican March 30, 1892

The Wooster Republican Printing Company, counting room #12 E Liberty Street. George Kettler, city editor.
John B France is making some important changes in Academy of Music. The immense stage is being handsomely decorated and when completed , will be the finest dance hall in the city. Some decidedly improvements are also being made and the Western Union telegraph office.
The Fox storeroom on the square has been fitted up for a new drugstore. The Adams express office has been moved to the Kauffman room, April 1st.
Getting ready for the unveiling of the Frick monument. It is already pretty well known that Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Frick magnificent gift to the city will be unveiled on May 4th. Arrangements are being perfected to properly celebrate the event. The trustees have named the following citizens committee with the one appointed by Given Post GAR will constitute the committee of general arrangements. Citizens committee: WC Yost, LP Ohligar, ML Smyser, John P VanNostram, Dexter Tyler, EB Eshelman, DW Solliday, TE Peckinpaugh, CA McDonald, Philip Ellesperman, Forbes Alcock, John McSweeney. Soldier committee: Harry McClarran, Lamuel Jeffries, Charles W McClure, George W Reid, Robert J Smith, Andrew Brandstetter, LN Kieffer, Samuel J Swartz and John E Applebaugh. This committee of arrangements will meet at the mayor’s office at 7pm this Wednesday evening and every member is requested to attend.
George F Kingsley, the florist, this morning purchased from Anthony Wright an acre of ground on N Beall Avenue.
There has been so much complaining of fishy taste and smell of the water coming from Bloomington reservoir. Superintendent Edward Keyser last Friday let the water run off and sure enough, four good size carp were thrown out which were partially decomposed.
The doors of the Hotel America were closed last Saturday. TS Hamilton who has conducted the business, retired from it.
Mr. JB Hartman informs us we made a mistake when we stated that he had been sued for criminal liability by Jacob Durstine. The suit is a civil one for 10000 damages. He characterized entering of the suit that of a bull dozing scene to effect that the same issues were already involved in Mr. Hartman’s suit against Jacob Durstine and HB Swartz in US District Court in Cleveland which will soon be hard. He said also that he has no notice of acceptance of proposition in locating in Crestline also has offers from Massillon and Orrville. By damage claim, Jacob Durstine sues JB Hartman 10000 for liable. The fact that the business of former firm of Hartman and Durstine was placed in the hands of receiver, the property was sold at public auction and the firm dissolved and in facts well known to our readers the public general. The firm was a prosperous one and the trouble between the partners grew out of dispute between them as to the ownership of patents on blinds and the manufacture of which they were engaged. The principal patent being on stationary slat. Mr. Durstine purchased the old factory at receivers sale and engaged in manufactory of improved blinds for which patents had also been obtained, but did not relinquish his claim to the original patents. Mr. Hartman rented the Curry Shop on E Liberty Street and engaged in making the old style blind. It was learned shortly afterwards Mr. Durstine began sending out manufactured work. Mr. Hartman was writing letters and sending circulars to Durstine customers in which he threatened them with prosecution if they purchased from him and advised that if they did purchase, they should demand identifying bond for reasons he alleged that Durstine had failed and been closed out by the sheriff to pay his private debts. These statements being regarded by Durstine as liable and to be untrue and having been continued and with increasing violence, he directed his attorneys to bring the suit. There is now a suit pending in US district court which Hartman seeks to obtain an injunction against Durstine for the use of the patents and controversy.

Judge Dowell, last Wednesday ran into the parlor of DD Miller for temporary restraining order against Western Union Telegraph Company enjoining the company from erecting a telegraph pole against his building or running wires in the alley along side his building on W Liberty Street. Zimmerman and Co. however, granted permission for the pole to be placed against their building and wires were placed in position.

Wooster Republican April 6, 1892

Good boots and shoes at GB Seigenthaler and Son, 3 West Liberty Street.
Carpets for sale by Oberholser, Beebe and Co., SE side of the square, #1ME.
WH Levers and Co, stone cutters and builders yard on S Buckeye Street on old UP Church lot.
Edward J Barrett, pension increase, widows and dependants.
Laubach and Boyd drugstore, SE side of the square.
RF Christy, room must be vacated by August 1, 1892, Wooster and Orrville.
Cleveland Dry Goods store, CS Stern- manager. We have learned he leased the rooms for five years, Frick Memorial block.
JJ Slanker selling standard sewing machines 2nd door E of city hall on E Liberty Street.
Rice Book and Stationary, SW side of the square in Quimby block.
Getting ready planning arrangement being made for the dedication of Frick monument and fountain are army and citizens committee appointed to make all the necessary arrangements for the unveiling and dedication of the Frick soldier’s monument and fountain on the public square, Thursday, May 5, 1892. Met last Thursday in the mayor’s office and organization of the joint committee affected the selection of the following officers: chairman- Mayor WC Yost, sect- TS Peckinpaugh, trea.- Harry McClarran and article goes on to talk about it and gave sub committees.
Sammy McClarran is the new special delivery messenger boy for the post office since Gary Porter resigned.
George Young, Monday purchased Henry Heller S. Market Street restaurant.
Michael Callahan who opened a tailor shop recently on E Liberty Street, has closed up his place on account of illness.
Miss Mary Figert and Nettie Lucas have taken positions as cashier and clerk respectively with Quimby and Kline.

Wooster Republican April 13, 1892

The name of the Hotel American will be changed to Hotel Yoder which opened under the management of CB Yoder.
Universal Plow Company, business thus far this year has surpassed all other in the history of the company.
The work of finishing the laying of the track of the Columbus Avenue on CW and MV railroad was commenced last week by the Italians.

Wooster Republican April 29, 1892

Magnificent gift: the wonderful gift of Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Frick to city of Wooster to be unveiled and publicly presented Thursday, May 5th with proper military and civic demonstrations. It is with a feeling of pleasure and pride that the Republican today presents to the readers through the kindness of the firm of Alcock and Donald especially Forbes Alcock, who designed the Frick monument and fountain and whose genius and skill with the chisel has brought a piece of work which will bring him fame and permitting a sketch to be taken which the fine picture was made. The sketch as well as the cut was made by AD McKisson of Perrysville, who was brought here by the Republican for that purpose. The beautiful and permanent gift to the city by Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Frick will be publicly unveiled and dedicated May 5, 1892. The gift is a much grandee one than the public generally supposed and result from the proposed originally made by Frick that to erect a fountain only if the city would furnish a supply of spring water…In addition to that, they have given to city a present which would be a lasting establishment and the patriotic and permanent monument in the honor of our soldier’s deeds. It is not our purpose at this time to give a description of the monument but more to give a record from the first proposition to present time. Meeting; city council AUG 17, 1891, clerk read communication from Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Frick. To the council City of Wooster Gentleman, we will erect a fountain for men and beast on the public square near where the scales now are , about such a one that at Canton. If the city will connect good spring water with it. Respectfully Yours, Jacob Frick and wife. A motion to accept the offer was carried voting yes: William Bentz, AG Coover, Wm Eberly, Edward Geiselman, Julius T Keister, WS Fisher, James Rightly, Theodore Wilhelm- yes 8, Ed Eshelman, Conrad Long. The water supply. The council having requested the water works trustees to furnish a supply of pure drinking water for the fountain. The trustees began investigation for a source from which a lasting supply of water could be obtained. It was decided to sink a artesian well location being selected was on public property in the second ward between Larwill Street and Nold Avenue and the result of the drilling was such as to go beyond even the expectations of the most sanguine. At the depth of 65 feet, a vein of good pure water was found and of such volume as bids fair to go on forever. The success of the driller leads Mr. Eshelman on Sept 21, 1891 to make a motion and which carried in council to have the street committee confer with the trustees as to having the water brought to the square. The trustees have the work of laying the pipe formed very promptly. George Long taking the contract. Mr. Frick in the meantime, had a substantial foundation laid for the fountain.. Mr. And Mrs. Frick the work to be preformed by the city was underway and in preparation were mattering and perfecting their plans. Some decided to have such a fountain as they decided it would be impractical to have it so constructed and to answer for drinking place for man and beast and as fountain for man only determined upon by them. The did a great deal of work determining just what style should be followed examining a number of propositions fully decided that the fountain structure should be surmounted by figure of a soldier. What they originally intended for the conveyance of public became both a fountain and a memorial shaft to the Union Soldier of the county of Wayne. Progress from the point to readying of the contract was made by the following gentleman who had been named as trustees by Given Post on request of Mr. Frick: Gen. A Wiley, Lamuel L Jeffries, John S Caskey, Jessie McClellan, John F Barrett, Harry McClarran, AS McClure. At which board Mr. McClure was made chairman, Mr. Jeffries secretary. Meetings were held for purpose of examining the style to be accepted and after looking over photographs of drawings and discussing the material to be used, it was finally determined the whole structure should be of Richmond granite and design shown above having at that time being determined on Mr. Frick gave the contract to Mr. Alcock and Donald stipulation it should be completed by May 1, 1892 and of the work of the firm we will speak later. The work of arranging the preliminaries are in the hands of following committee. Committee organized by selecting Mayor WC | Yost as chairman, TE Peckinpaugh secretary, Harry McClarran reassure, and appointed following committee on Finance: Robert J Smith, David Nice and George J Schwartz, CW McClure and A Brandstetter.
Invitations , Jessie McClellan, JE Applebaugh, ML Smyser, Charles A McDonald, John S Swartz.
Speakers, DW Solliday, John McSweeney, George W Reid.
Program, TE Peckinpaugh, Rev. IN Kieffer, Rev. PB Stroup, Lamuel Jeffries, John VanNostram, Harry McClarran and EB Eshelman.
Music, Rev. IN Kieffer, A Branstetter, LP Ohligar, WD Tyler, Miss Martha A Webster.
Stand and decorations, Charles W McClure, DC Curry, JF Larwill. All of these committees have taken hold and result of the work will be seen in exercises on May 5th.
Ceremony dedication of the monument: Address by Gen. AM Warner, dept. commander of Ohio GAR; Col. RB Brown past dept. commander GAR; benediction Rev. Dr. WW Girley; music by a select choir of 50 voices under direction of Mrs. Martha Webster which will be interspersed throughout the program. Numbers of band music will also be present.
Last Friday the stockholders of the Ohio National Building and Loan Co. met at the offices of WF Kean to elect a permanent organization and elect officers and directors of the Wooster branch for the ensuing year. 300 shares of the stock has been taken in this city. The following officers were elected: pres. CW McClure, 1st VP J Hillebrand, 2nd VP MS Goodman, sect. WL Eberly, treas. RS Sweeney. Board of Directors: CD Silver, Harvey Geiselman, HJ Hastings, Charles G Royel, Isaac Greist.
The alarm of fire sounded Monday evening, caused by incendiary blaze in the stables in the rear of Burkholder saloon, E Liberty Street. The fire was extinguished with little loss.
CF Conrad will erect a neat residence on E Liberty Street.

Fire department had a very handy blaze to fight Monday afternoon. The property being damaged was two barns just east of the city buildings and owned by JW Nimmons and Miss Mary Cutter. The flames believed originated by sparks from a city laundry engine falling on the Cutter barn. The roof of the structure went like a flash and was communicated to Nimmons. The barn roof was considerably damaged before the flames were subdued. CA McDonald had a lot of household furniture stored which was greatly damaged by the smoke and water. The loss to Mr. Nimmons and Mr. McDonald was covered by insurance of JF Barrett’s agency. Mrs. Cutter carried no insurance.

Monument day program for exercises for May 5th committee on program have prepared the following grand parade: 1pm- Grand Army Post GAR, Guard Plimpton guard, city fire department, civic organizations of Wayne County, Col. CV Hard, chief marshal. Dedication and exercises 2pm, Hon. Edward S Dowell president of the city, Rev. Dr. SF Scovel president Wooster University unveiling on monument presentation address, General Wm H Gibson of Tiffin. Address of acceptance, General Aquila Wiley on behalf of the city council citizens, address of acceptance - Capt. AS McClure on behalf of the soldiers of Wayne County, address by General AM Warner Dept commander of Ohio GAR, Col. RB Brown past department commander GAR, benediction Rev. Dr. WW Griley, music by a select chorus of 50 voices under direction of Miss Martha Webster, numerous bands of music will be present.

Wooster Republican May 4, 1892

Hotel Yoder or old American Hotel was open to the public Monday morning. CB Yoder has made a number of marked changes in the interior of the house, E Liberty Street.
A number of pockets of natural gas have been struck by the men at work on the W Liberty Street sewer. Quite a strong vein was found on the fairground near the road that has colored the gravel and blazed up when a match is applied.
An attempt was mad last Friday night to enter Wm Conrad’s W Liberty Street saloon. A part of a roughly made key was found wedged in the keyhole where it evidently broke off in an attempt to unlock the doors.
Monument day: the line of march order of parade route of march- the Wooster Guards Plimpton Guards and Post Guards will form promptly at 1pm at NE side of E of the North Street right resting on N Market Street. The junior order of American Mechanics will form on south side of E North Street right on N Market Street. The Wooster Fire Department on E North Street right at N Buckeye Street. The GAR on north side of W North Street right at N Market Street. The Orrville Band and Knights of Pythias on S side of W North Street right on Market. Canton Wright on W North Street in rear of Orrville Knights of Pythias. Speakers, invited guests and city officials etc on N Market Street between the county building and North Street. The procession will move promptly at 1:30pm up N Market to Larwell Street then W on Larwill Street to Grant Street on Grant Street to W Liberty and E on Liberty to public square, S to South Street, E on South Street to Bever Street and N on Bever Street to E Liberty, W on Liberty Street to public square where it will be disbanded. Order of march:
Chief Marshall and staff- GAR Band, Wooster city guards Capt Herman L Kuhns, Plimpton guards- Capt AB Critchfield. Post guards- Capt. WH Ambrose GAR Drum corps- HG Blake Post GAR GAR Post Wayne County Orrville Band Orrville Knight of Pythias Canton Wright Patriarchs Militant under Capt. Gordon Alcock Wooster City Band
Junior order of Mechanics Speaker and important guest, mayor, council and municipal officers in carriages.
Wooster Fire Department Grand parade 1pm by GAR post chief marshal Col. CV Hard, dedication exercises at 2pm. President of day Hon. EX Dowell, invocation Hon.. SF Scovel, unveiling of monument presentation and address- Gen. William H Gibson, address of acceptance- Gen. Aquila Wiley, address of acceptance- Hon. AS McClure, address by Gen. AM Warner and Hon. EW Pow. Benediction- Rev. WW Criley and the evening GAR camp fire is to be held in ME church. President of day- Capt. AS McClure, music- D Miller’s band, meeting called to order. PB Stoup past commander, invocation- Capt. IN Kieffer, music by quartet, address by Capt AS McClure, benediction by Miss MB Green. A quartet soloists “Marching Thru Georgia” Owemryder, address- Dept commander Warner, address Col. IP Mach, music by University glee club, address by state auditor- Col. EW Pow, music by quartet, address by Gen. WH Gibson of Tiffin, closing song- “Marching Thru Georgia” by audience.

Talk of the town: Great removal sale! Great big sacrifice sale! RF Christy, Wooster and Orrville. Our rooms rented to James George must be vacated by Aug. 1, 1892.
HA Bloomberg, great store.

Wooster Republican May 11, 1892

Great crowds witnessed the unveiling and presentation of the Frick Monument and fountain May 5, 1892. The crowd was estimated at 10000 to witness the presentation to the city of Frick’s Soldier monument and fountain. The invocation by SF Scovel. John McSweeney accepted the monument on behalf of the city and AS McClure accepted monument on behalf of soldiers of Wayne County. Capt. Forbes Alcock made statue and WH Harry took picture which appeared in the paper. His skill and genius produced from rough block of granite the figure of soldier who orders gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frick.
Mr. Alcock was born near Abeedon on a farm Dec. 19, 1851. Abeedon known as granite city, is where he served apprenticeship. Francis Christy, who is known throughout the United Kingdom is a master workman in granite and finished art and sculpturing. The lessons Mr. Alcock learned from his tutor coupled with his natural ability for the work, has marked his career in America. Nineteen years ago, he set foot in American soil securing work at Dick’s Island where he was employed in fine granite for the New York post office. From that place, he went to Richmond where he was engaged for work for governmental buildings, also in Washington. He was married while a resident of this city and has a family of five sons and one daughter. From Richmond he moved to Pittsburgh where embarked on business on his own account and from that smoky city came to Wooster. He formed a partnership with James Donald and James Hutton under firm name of Alcock, Donald and Hutton. The firm was continued for a few years when Mr. Hutton retired and now conducted under name of Alcock and Donald. James Donald is a native of Scotland and born on a farm adjoining that of Mr. Alcock. Mr. Alcock is also known as a athletic tactician and command of military tactics. From childhood he took a great interest in Caledonic games of native land and now possesses 15 medals won in contests. He was for a long time identified with Company D, 8th Ohio National Guard. He is now a Captain of Canton Wright Patricas Militant IOOF. He also is a member of Wooster IOOF and is a member of Ancient Order of Maccabes. Picture of monument.
Presented to City of Wooster by Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Frick was erected on a order given by them to the firm of Alcock and Donald granite workers of Wooster. The monument is made entirely of Richmond granite quarried especially for that purpose. It stands nearly 22 feet in height and weighs about 30 tons. The figure of the soldier was carved by Capt. Forbes Alcock, the work occupying the greater part of his time during the past seven months. The work on other part of the shaft being done by James Donald, John Eberhardt and Elmer Wildson, two skilled mechanics in employ of the firm.
The donor of the statue is Jacob Frick. He was born Sept. 17, 1834 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and had five daughters and two sons. He came to Wayne County in 1859. In 1862 he enlisted in grain, seed and wool business. To work, he devoted his entire energies until 1882 doing trade averaging 200000- 400000 per year. He engaged in banking in 1880 and since took up so much of his time he took a partner in firm business which was his son in law firm, WD Tyler, known as Jacob Frick and Company. In 1884-1887 he was partner of JSR Overholt in City Mill. After the death of E Quimby Jr. in 1880, he secured an interest in WCNB of which institution he was made president and which office he now holds. He owns two of the finest manufacturing businesses in Wooster, two large warehouses, a number of improved lots, a great deal of land in the incorporated limits of city and several farms in the county. The residence on N Market Street has been improved from time to time until it is the finest house in Wooster. He is a member of the English Lutheran Church. In 1885 his wife died and in May, 1887 he married Sarah E Rutter of Massillon, being a teacher in the public schools of that city. They have one daughter. She taught school for twenty years in Alliance and Massillon.
Golden opportunity: the best chance to obtain manufacturing plant. Effort of HB Odenkirk of Odenkirk and McClarran. The concern is the Boston Piano Co. of Boston, an institution with an established reputation and goods known the world over. Mr. E Wilson, the owner and very agreeable gentleman, was in the city for several days last week and met a number of prominent citizens to explain fully his desire to move his plant west. This could be that piano trade of the county in the west would save freight and also because pianos can be manufactured cheaper there than in the east. The whole interest of piano and organs will in a few years be located in the west could not be believed but figures before us show very conclusively that a good number of pianos and organs manufactured in the country are already made in the west and whole building of trade is in this section of the country. Fully 25% of pianos and 75% of organs produced in the US last year were produced in the west. The removal of Boston Piano Co. to Wooster can be secured on terms more reasonable not by the erection of a expensive building and the giving of big bonus but for a few hundred dollars not one penny of amount subscribed to be paid until the plant has been established in the city. The company guarantees to start with at least 50 mechanics and within a year increase force to 125. A substantial building for accommodation of factory can be secured and while not being large enough at present to accommodate the latter number of men, can be easily enlarged. All that is asked is that the citizens raise a sum sufficiently estimated at $3500 to pay for removal of plant to city and rest for the factory for a period of five years. It is a pleasure to state that more than 1/3 of the amount requested has already been subscribed. Every merchant and every resident to whom the matter is presented has given what he or she can to bring this enterprise to the city. The time is short. Wooster has first call to see if that golden opportunity does not pass by because of slow action. The Wooster Building and Loan Association was organized Friday. It started out with 100000 worth of stock which has already been subscribed. Directors: WO Beebe, Harry McClarran, RJ Sweeney, PC Given, Samuel Metzler, Wm J Seely, HA Hart. Pres- WO Beebe, VP- PC Given, sect- WT Peckinpaugh, tres.- AD Brosion attorney, Fred Taggert.

Front page tells about the dedication of monument, zerox of crowd estimated at 10000 people.
Frobes Alcock’s picture and short biographical sketch of him was printed. The monument made of Richmond granite stands 22 feet in height and weighs about 30 tons. The figure of the soldier carved by Capt. Frobes Alcock and occupied most of his time the past seven months. The work on other parts of the shaft being done by James Donald and John Eberhardt and Elmer Wildson, employees of the firm of Alcock and Donald, The donors are Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Frick.

Wooster Republican May 18, 1892

The damage suit of JT Shields against EM Quimby was heard in Common Pleas Court. It resulted in verdict for Mr. Shields in the amount of 1000. The case was a rather interesting one. In 1883, Shields erected a building for use as a warehouse on land rented from the defendant extending along Diamond Alley, SE corner of the square. After the erection of the building, Quimby through his agent, entered the lot at the rear and excavated the earth under a portion of the building. During the work, two old privy vaults were opened and the whole mess was allowed to stand for nearly two years. The stench arising from the vapors made his place of business unattainable. Shields brought suit for loss of health and the loss of business and no doubt was a great loss but hard to determine. The matter of loss of health was determined by two of the best physicians who had proved the case. Development of the disease had become chronic and allowed his entire nervous system to be affected. Also damaged digestive system. The jury was out only about ½ hour and returned a verdict as above stated. McClure and McSweeney appeared for Shields and Yocum and Taggart for Quimby.

EB Childs is getting ready to erect a residence on N Market Street.
Jacob Long and Henry Long have fitted up a coal yard on the corner of S Market and E Henry Streets.

Wooster Republican May 25, 1892

WCNB est. 1845. Capital and surplus 119000. Jacob Frick, president.

Wooster Republican June 1, 1892

Drugs for sale at Laubach and Boyd drug store, SE side of the square and Roller and Wilson on W Liberty Street.
The old Fox room in NE side of the square has been remolded and will be occupied for a drug store to be opened June 6th by George J Krieger. He is a graduate of Northwestern College of Pharmacy of Chicago. He had been in the employ of the firm of AW Blackburn, Roller and Wilson.

Wooster Republican June 8, 1892

A force of workmen are at work getting the whip factory ready for the Boston Piano Co. factory.

New drug store will be opened Monday, June 6th by George J Krieger. Drug store is in the Fox building, NE side of the square, opposite the county buildings.

We get it! The proposition of the Boston Piano Co. was accepted and work of repairing the building and removal is to begin at once. The matter was closed up last Saturday and Mr. HB Odenkirk went to Boston to complete the deal. To CV Hard, JB Taylor, LP Ohligar and HB Odenkirk belong the credit for securing for our city the Boston Piano Co.. The factory as generally known, will be located at the old whip shop on S Buckeye Street. The work of repairing and making the necessary alterations are already in progress.

Wooster Republican June 13, 1892

It will soon be running. The Boston Piano Co. will soon be running. All the machinery is now here. The work of placing the machinery in position, getting the building working and making a fine change in interior of the building was started Monday and the foreman will soon be made in Wooster. This work is being performed under the direction of John H Hasey, Thomas H Clark and Wm Plinkerton of Boston. Foreman in the facility expect it will take at last six weeks before the plant can be placed in operation.

The great amount of floor space in the whip factory building has been found entirely inadequate for the storage of the immense amount of machinery instruments finished or in course of completion and material on hand. It was found necessary to secure space outside of the factory building for the storage of the grand number of instruments 100 of which are ready for market and 80 others in process of completion. Instruments made by the Boston Piano Co. have a established reputation and are unsurpassed in style or beauty. To make room within the factory, it has been decided to place the finished instruments on the market at once and at prices that will commend buyers. It will be a rare one for citizens of Wayne and adjoining counties to secure instruments as they can select and test them right at the factory. The sale of Boston Piano Co. will be conducted in Wayne County by Mr. Odenkirk and McClarran. The firm is one that is known as trustworthy in every way. Mr. E Wilson, the owner of the firm factory, on visit to the city, was most favorably impressed to call on whom he came into contact. He comes to Wooster highly endorsed as a man of substantial business qualities and strict integrity and honesty. Emil Faber, in his new building, is crowned with an eagle, a first class restaurant, saloon and eloquent dinning parlors. Great interest is being manifested in the Union Camp meeting to be held at Highland Park for 10 days beginning August 6th. The meeting will be the first colored camp meeting ever held in Wooster among the divines to be present are the Rev. C Alford, one of the genuine African preachers in America. Included are Rev. JB Waller, Rev. James Strouthers of Mansfield, Rev. Thomas Menefee of Richmond, Rev. DO Moore manager of the New Castle, Bishop Hood of the Ohio Conference. A jubilee troop will be in attendance and each service will sing southern melodies. Will soon be in the running! All of the Boston Piano Co. is now here. The work of placing the machinery in position, getting the building arranged and making a few changes to interior of the building was started Monday and the famous Boston Piano Co. will soon be made in Wooster. This work is being performed under the direction of John H Husey, Thomas H Clark, William Pinkerton of Boston foremen in the factory and it is expected it will take at least six weeks before the plant can be put into operation. The great amount of floor space in the whip factory building has been found entirely inadequate for the storage of the immense amount of machinery and instruments either finished or in the course of constuction and material on hand. It was found necessary to secure space outside of the factory building for the storage of the great number of instruments, 100 of which are ready for market and 80 others are in progress of completion. Instruments made by the Boston Piano Co. have an established reputation and are unsurpassed in style and beauty. To make room in the factory, it has been decided to place the finished instruments on market at once and at prices that will command buyers. Buyers can test the instruments at the factory . The sale of Boston Piano Co. will be continued in Wayne County at Odenkirk and McClarran on E Liberty Street. The firm is known as one of the most reliable and trustworthy. Mr. E Wilson, owner of the factory, comes to Wooster as one man highly endorsed.

Wooster Republican June 15, 1892

Only six weeks more and then the greatest price clothing sale ever will occur in Wooster or Wayne County. RF Christy, Wooster and Orrville.
HB Odenkirk is at home from a trip to Boston and was happy over his successful negotiation with the Boston Piano Co.. He informed us that seven car loads of machinery have been shipped already and should reach the city the latter part of this week.

A new photo gallery will take charge of gallery on SE corner of the public square.

The trustee of Wooster and Lodi railroad sold 16000 worth of the railroad bonds at par. The University Wooster secured 6000, the National Bank 5000, Harry McClarran 1000 and JH Kauke 4000. The remainder of 100000 bond was not issued as the trustees authorized only 16000.

Wooster Republican June 29, 1892

We, the undersigned groceries of Wooster, having agreed to close our stores all day July 4, 1892 are: Craighead and Co., McClure and Baker, JM Kalmback, James Lee, ML Goodman, WH Maurer, John Johnston, S Kline, John S Caskey, BF Miller, JH Taylor, Nolle Bro. and Harry McClarren.

Odenkirk and McClarran are selling pianos . These music dealers are opposite City Hall E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican July 6, 1892

The GAR band and drum corps boys went into camp at Highland Park last Tuesday.
A window light was broken in John Johnston grocery on S Market Street last Monday night. Two dollar’s worth of fireworks was stolen.

By the prompt action of TC Tiech, AF Bauchheit and other workmen engaged on a new house being built by Harry McClarran on E North Street, a blaze on the roof of Fred Figert’s residence was promptly extinguished.

John E France, on Monday purchased from Alonzo Harrington the old Rockey Restaurant.

  • LR Critchfield and LR Critchfield Jr., attorneys- office in Quimby building SW side of the square.
  • WC Yost, attorney- mayor’s office, City Hall, E Liberty Street.
  • Ross W Funck, office over Haring and Co. hardware, W Liberty Street.
  • Benjamin Eason, office upstairs in Zimmerman building, W Liberty Stree.
  • WF Kean, office over McClarran’s grocery store.
  • Isaac Johnson and JB Taylor, office rooms 1 and 2 D, Nice block, E Liberty Stree.
  • AA Ingram, office over McClarran’s grocery store, W Liberty Street.
  • HR Smith, in rooms formerly occupied by John P Jeffries, SW side of the square.
  • AS McClure and Martin L Smyser, office #6 ME upstairs.
  • EW Newkirk, office over Quimby’s shoe store, Emporium block, E Liberty Street.
  • John C McClarran, office over McClellan’s book store, E Liberty Street.
  • Lyman R Critchfield and John S Adair, office upstairs next door to WCNB, SW side of the square.


  • Dr. ME Mowrey, office 30 S Market Street.
  • Dr. JE Barrett, office W Liberty Street over Roller and Wilson drugstore.
  • Dr. John A Gann, office and residence 111 N Market Street, 2 doors N of the Episcopal Church, N market Street.
  • Dr. HA Hart, office and residence N Market Street, opposite new Lutheran Church.
  • Dr. JH Todd, office and residence 150 W Liberty Street.
  • Dr. TH Stoll and GW Ryall, office North of the county buildings.
  • Dr. JG McCoy, office in the Downing block, N side of the square.
  • Dr. OL Kean, office over Lauback and Boyds drugstore.

Wooster Republican July 20, 1892

Large ad for Universal Plow Co., Wooster selling Universal Plow, Laugach and Boyd.
D Nice.
George J Krieger drustore, Fox building, NE side of the public square.
Last call, great slaughter of prices, only ten more days Wooster and 30 more days in Orrville, RF Christy.
It will pay you to come to closing sale of Cleveland Drygoods Store at Frick block, W Liberty Street, SC Starn manger.
Businessman picnic, Thursday, July 28th for annual outing. Excursion to Cuyahoga Falls and to Silver Lake on that date. Fully 2/3 of merchants signed agreement to close their places of business, among are the following: WB Bryson, AS Lehman, Wm Bersford, MY Lands, Gray and Son, B Barrett and sons, WH Maurer, DC Curry and Co, JM Kalmback, F Hookway, Mrs. Yirgling, Seigenthaler and Sons, BF Miller, John Stevens, David Thomas, Wm Muschenich, Horn Bros., WD Bechtel, John S Elliott, Thomas Howard, Fred Eager, SL and C Clark, Hoelzel and Kaltwasser, Quimby and Kline, E Chatelain, Mrs. Robertson and Son, Wm Shibley, Julius Jeffries, Stevens and Berbert, Plank and Gray, John Meier, SS Hawkins, RL Morrison, Minglewood Coal Co., Nolle Bros., J Reed, Wooster News Dept, CL Huffman, Landis and Schmuck, Ed Shabley, Zimmerman and Co., HH Ziegler, George Faber, AW Blackburn, Charles Eager, EP Goodman, David Nice, John Saal, JW Beverd, D Stoner, Wm Annat, Adams Express Co., Cleveland Drygoods Store and the Wooster National Bank.

The boom is on in Wooster capital to rescue. Organization of Wooster Shale and Brick Co., the Republican has been pleasure to announce that the Wooster Shale Brick Co. was incorporated under law State of Ohio capital stock 40000, will soon begin operations. The Board of Directors; HB Camp, CV Hard, Dr. JE Barrett, James Mullins, WH Sickley, JB Taylor and Charles F Barrett met last week in the office of JE Barrett all present but Mr. Camp. Eelcted officers were: pres- HB Camp, VP- JE Barrett, sect-trea- CV Hard. A motion to call into the trearure 15 percent of the capital stock of the company prevailed. The company has secured control of vernable deposits of shale, clay on the Barrett farm just east of limits and will manufacture a fine paving brick as produced in America. It is also intended to take up other branches of clay industry as the business developes.

Wooster Republican July 27, 1892

JP Kent has purchased the Burkholder Restaurant.

Wooster Republican Aug. 3, 1892

The Republican fitted up best house with four steam presses; do job work of all kinds, 12 E Liberty Street. Wooster Republican Printing Company, office 12 east Liberty street.
Camp meeting notice: The Pleasant Home camp meeting of the Evangelical Association will be held on grounds 3 ½ miles W of West Salem starting Wednesday evening, Aug. 17th and closing Thursday evening, Aug. 25th.
Clearance sale of boots and shoes, Mrs. William Robertson and Son Shoe Parlor, 5 E Liberty Street, to make room for our fall stock. We sell for 30 days at reduced prices.
Drygoods opening Aug. 1st. Mr. George and Mougey at Christy’s old stand in Frick’s memorial block, W Liberty Street. No bankrupt or fake fire sale. They have equipped themselves with new stock of clothing, hats, caps and gents furnishing goods.
Peoples sale continues sale a few days longer, Cleveland Drygoods Store, SC Stren manager, Frick Memorial block.
Great clearing sale at the Buffalo Clothing House, DL Freedlander. Call at once and secure a great bargin, W Liberty Street, 2 doors E of Zimmerman and Company Drugstore.

Wooster Republican Aug. 10, 1892

Jacob Hartman of the Hartman Sliding Blind Co. last Thursday informed us that he expected that he will have his Crestline Plant running in 60 days and he will still keep his factory in Wooster in operation. He also stated he does not intend moving his family to Crestline.

Fully 4000 persons were in attendance at camp meeting. Colored in Highland Park, Sunday. The novelty attending a meeting conducted by colored people was doubt the magnet that caused the people to flock out in such great numbers. The exercises were interesting and three really good sermons were preached by Rev. Carly and Sel Alfred of New Castle, preaching morning and afternoon sermons. Manager Rev. BG Moore conducted evening services. The singing of the Gatewood choir, seven gentlemen and three ladies were very good. The meetings will be conducted throughout the week. RC Minor of Columbus and Rev. JW Prowell of Akron, Ohio Akron are expected to assist in these services.

Wooster Republican Aug. 14, 1892

Mrs. Nancy Larwill lives, signed a deed in Wooster 71 years ago. Below, we give a copy of the deed made by Joseph H Larwill and wife, Nancy Q Larwill to President James Monroe in which they conveyed the land of which JF Larwill has taken possession after securing a quit claim from heirs and assigns alledges. It will be seen that the deed bears the date July 12, 1821. Mrs. Larwill, who signed the deed over 71 years ago, is still living and considers the fact that she is now in her 100 year and in reasonable good health. The deed trustee from JH Larwill to James Monroe made this 12 day of July 1821 by and between Joseph H Larwill and Nancy Q Larwill his wife of Wayne County, Ohio of one part and James Monroe President of the US. And his successors in office in trust for people of the county of Wayne and state of after said of second part that the said Joseph H Larwill and wife for and in consideration of 25 cents to them in hand paid by James Monroe, President of the US after said for the behalf of the people of Wayne County and consideration of a certain instrument in writing of article of agreement obligatory on John Bever, Wm Henry, and Joseph H Larwill proprietors of the after said town of Wayne County whereby they obligated to deed in fee sample a certain lot or parcel of land adjoining to or near the said town of Wooster for purpose of a public burial ground and in consideration of agreement there after made was said Joseph H Larwill and commissioners of said Wayne County wherein said Joseph Larwill is to convey certain lands attached to land mentioned in the first recited agreement. That the said Joseph and Nancy Larwill agree and acknowledge in full satisfaction have granted bargin sold and made over and by these presents grant bargin sell enter into said James Monroe, president of the US and successors on office in trust for the people of Wayne County for their use and benefit as a place of burial or repository of the dead for that purpose and to be converted to no other use purpose or occupancy whatsoever. Here follows the description to have and hold the after said described premises for the expressed purpose of burial place of burial or repository of the dead and no other purpose or privileges whatsoever unto the after said James Monroe, president Be it resolved by the council City of Wooster as in JF Larwill has given written notice to mayor and council that he has taken possession of inlots 22, 23, 24 in original numbering of city of Wooster also a lot of land lying west of inlot 24 on west side of Grant Street and that said Larwill without a authority of council tore down the fence and put up a gate and pastering the same with a horse and whereas the city of Wooster is the owner of said and has lawful possession of said premises. Therefore, it is resolved that the city marshall be directed forthwith to remove said Larwill and his stock from said premises and cause to have said fence repaired as it was before said trespassed.

Wooster Republican Aug. 17, 1892

Wooster Commdry Item from Denver taken from Rocky Mountain News of August 9th zerox off.
The annual picnic of the Wayne County Pioneer Association will be held at Highland Park on August 27, 1892.

Wooster Republican Aug. 24, 1892

Columbus Webster has purchased William Conrad’s West Liberty restaurant. Wm H Harry died at his home on S Bever Street last Friday evening after a few days illness. He was born in Wooster and was in 43 years. Mr. Harry leaves four children: two sons and two daughters and his business as a photographer.

To the public of Wooster, August 17, 1892: The trustees of the Colored Baptist Church which is now being built, wish to correct a rumor that is afloat in regards to congregation being connected to the recent camp meeting. We honestly state that we had nothing whatsoever to do with the management in any capacity. True that the bill stated that it was gotten up for the benefit colored Baptist Church. The only reason our church was mentioned was simply because of their offer of their own free will to give to the trustees of this church 1000. We certainly hope that the citizens of Wooster will not withhold any offering they had thought in way of liquidating the debts of our church as we are in very much of need of proper funds. We hope good thinking people of Wooster will not hold us responsible for the misdeeds of the dishonest men. Richard Morrison, Henry Illis, Sam Johnson trustees. ED Whitmore just received fall and winter goods at Quimby block over Annat Store, SW side of the publica square and can fit you out in the finest suit in the city of Wooster.

Wooster Republican Aug. 31, 1892

The water works trustees have decided to buy eight acres of land north of the Reddick Dam. The drillers it is expected begin work this week.

Wooster Republican Sept. 7, 1892

Goerge and Mougey are the only new clothing house in Wooster.
The Boston Piano Company expects to start up on Thursday.
Miss Jennie Freedlander of N walnut Street entertained a large number of her friends on Saturday afternoon.
The real estate of TP Baumgardner was sold at sheriff’s sale Saturday. The homestead at corner of Buckeye and E Larwill Street was sold to Edward Baumgardner for 3000. The east South Street place to Dr. WW Firestone for 800.

Wooster Republican Sept. 16, 1892

The best home paper is the Wooster Republican. The best home paper with plenty of home news on every page every issue. ML Spoonier over Zimmerman Drygoods Store.

Wooster Republican Sept. 28, 1892

Grand opening of clothes Oct. 3,4,5,6th at Cleveland Drygoods Store, SC Stern manager, W Liberty Street.
Prices cut to pieces at Buffalo One. Price clothing house, W Liberty Street, 2 doors E of Zimmerman Drugstore. DL Freedlander.
The managers of the Boston Piano Company are highly elated over the success in having disposing of pianos. Twenty-five men are now employed and force is being increased as fast as skilled machines can be secured.

Wooster Republican Oct. 19, 1892

The colored Baptist Church will be dedicated Sunday, Oct. 23, 1892 conducted by Rev. RC Minor, AH Jessup and JW Cheatham.

The following firms have consented to make displays in the parade on Friday: Mingelwood Coal Co., B Barrett and Sons, Alcock, Donald and Hutton, McClure and Co., DC Curry and Co., Leeman and Geitgey, Boston Piano Co., George Fisher, JM Reid, Landis and Schmuck, David Nice, Harding and Co., US Express Co., George and Mougey, Universal Plow Co., CA Immler, John McAnaney, Wooster Brewing Co., ED Fisher, William Smook and others.

Wooster Republican Nov. 9, 1892

The lastest fire which has taken place in the city in a long time took place at an early hour last Wednesday morning when the implement warehouse and carriage repository on N Walnut Street of Geiselman Brothers was completely destroyed. The fire was discovered shortly before 3am and enveloped the entire front side of the structure. By the time the fire department reached the scene, although they made a quick run, it was one mess of flames. The loss to the Geiselman Brothers will amount to 7-8000 with 4000 insurance. The warehouse and stables belonging to the Black heirs. Loss to heirs is estimated at 2000. The origin of the blaze is a mystery. Henry Geiselman, senior member of the firm, said it seemed they had everything in good shape about the stove and positive there was no fire in office stove when they left in the evening. Edward Geiselman sustained a loss between 400-500 with no insurance.

Christy and Stanley, Wooster clothing men are in trouble in Cleveland. Ray F Christy and HE Stanley are receiving considerable attention in the paper stand. It appears that last Wednesday moring they were about to dispose of their establishment but were interrupted by a sheriff who flashed documents in the faces of the parties and seized the establishment to secure claims on the owners. Ray F Christy and Hiram E Stanley, as everyone in Wooster knows for a number of years conducted the leading clothing business in Orrville and HE Stanley, his brother in-law, owned one of the finest establishments in Wooster. That he did a good business, Stanley enjoyed good credit and his stock was filled with large and valuable stock worth about 40000. But he owed 3000 to Rochester Buffalo and Cleveland firms which would mature in January 1893. On Dec. 21, 1890, HE Stanley sold his entire stock in Wooster to Chrusty of Orrville. The Cleveland store was conducted under the name of Christy Clothing Co. although it is claimed that HE Stanley, who has moved his and remained in retirement, was real man at the wheel and it is claimed he had more to say about the sale of the store to Thomas H Groves than Mr. Christy himself. The sale to Mr. Groves was made on Oct. 22 but the inventory was not completed until Wednesday afternoon. The amount to be paid by Mr. Groves was 51000. The above mentioned, creditors of Mr. Christy and Stanley, through their attorney’s effort, Bellingblaugh and Weed, commenced proceedings against clothier early Wednesday morning. The fact was surpressed and all record of the proceedings kept off the books of the county clerks office. Frank E Dellenbaugh esq. caused writs of garnishments to be issued and they were placed in the hands of the Deputy Sheriff who immediately began to shadow the store of the Christy Clothing Store. Article goes on to tell about it.

Jacob B Hartman, having abandoned the manufacture of inside sliding blinds of Wooster, will enhance the manufacture of Durstine improved blind and will be no loss to the city and continued growth of the product of the patent placed in speciality of factory which Mr. Durstine approved blinds are received everywhere and guarantee the continued growth of plant and insured of Wooster continued of most successful industries. Albert S Harry, the leading well known photographer of Stubenville, has purchased the gallery of late brother , Will H Harry and will immediately refit and refurbish it in proper manner.

Wooster Republican Nov. 23, 1892

WCNB of Wooster, capital and surplus 119000, Jacob Frick, president.
Shoes at Siegenthaler Shoe Store, 3 W Liaberty Street.

Wooster Republican Nov. 30, 1892

JC Hall has purchased the Baird property near the fair grounds and has opened up a coal and wood yard and also handles hay and straw.

Settlement of local Wooster manufactory. Victorious and famous suit in federal court of Jacob H Hartman vs. Jacob Durstine and HA Swartz for damages in the manufacture of inside sliding blinds was settled. The case was finally settled starting about a year ago. By terms of settlement the temporary injunction is to be continued as to the use of certain patents. The suit again Mr. Swartz is dismissed without cost to him. Mr. Hartman assumes all claimes for damages or compensation infringements claimed by him. The same being conceded to be very technical to take and pay Durstine for all old catalogues and hardware at the receivers appraisement of the same. Mr. Hartman further concedes that Mr. Durstine approved blinds made and sold by him during the past year are not an infringement of any of the patents as heretofore claimed by him and there virtually surrendering to Mr. Durstine every point of any present value. We congratulate Mr. Durstine on a result while losing the shell leaveing him the milk and meat of the coconut for the benefit of Wooster growth.

Wooster Republican Dec. 7, 1892

Henry Gorges butcher, E Liberty Street.

Wooster Republican Dec. 14, 1892

Critchfield and Critchfield, attorneys.
Bixlers Business College.
McClure and Hinton Stoves, SW side of the public square for tinware and stoves and ranges.
WC National Bank Wooster est 1845, capital and surplus 119000, Jacob Frick, president.
Bryson notion store 5 and 10 cent store.
Laubach and Boyd drugstore, SE side of the square.
Cleveland Drygoods Store, W Liberty Street, SC Stern manager.
Beginning Monday the 19th, our store will be open evenings until Christmas, D Nice.

Great bargins in underware at Buffalo One price clothing house, W Liberty Street, 2 doors E of Zimmerman Drugstore, DL Freedlander.
George J Krieger drugstore, NE side of the square in the Frick building.
ED Whitmore fall and winter piece goods make suits in the Quimby block, SW side of square over Annat Store.
Holiday goods. Large stock of holiday goods and jewelry, A Shibley, 10 SE side of square.
Frick and Tyler grain dealers warehouse believe was on E South Street.
Rice books and stationary, SW side of the public square.

Wooster Republican Dec 21, 1892

H McClarran, Christmas candies by the ton, queens ware, glassware. W Liberty Street.
Harding and Co. Hardware, next door to the courthouse.
D Nice, for clothing, E Liberty.
The fire company was called out Friday night by blaze on Elliott coal office on S Walnut Street.

Look at McClure and Hinton ad in this issue of the Republican, the place to buy your stoves and tin ware.
Mr. Fred Yiergling has closed his E Liberty Street restaurant. Mr. Yiergling will open a butcher shop in this room.
Siegenthaler, for shoes and boots, 3 W Liberty Street.
Geitgey and Lehman, furniture and pictures of all styles. Call and see us at the American House on E Liberty Street.
Oberholser, Beebe and Co., for carpets and dry goods and notions.
WH Levers and Co., builders and stone cutters. Yard is located on S Buckeye Street at the old UP Church lot.