News of This and Neighboring Counties
NEAR-BY NEWSY NOTES
The Local History of Mercer County
Towns and Townships For One Week
Miss Sadie James, who has a position at the Warren asylum, has been spending a ten days vacation with her mother here.
Harry Bonner represented our town in the county seat as jury man last week.
A. H. Livingstone has moved from town to the Morris Stright farm in Deer Creek township.
Rev. Simons will preach in the Presbyterian church, Sunday, May 15.
The Presbyterian Sunday school will observe Children’s day, June 12.
Norman Stright, an attendant at the Warren hospital, is home on a ten days’ visit with his parents.
Levi Morrison, Mrs. Sarah P. Couse, Mrs. Henry Lininger and Mrs.
Leonard Brown, of Greenville, attended the funeral of Houston Limber,
Robert Galbreath has gone to Idaho where he expects to spend the summer.
pie social held at the Thompson hotel, last Thursday evening, was a
success. Proceeds, about $5, are for the benefit of the M. E. Church.
Mrs. Frank Parks, of Oil City, visited M. F. Thompson’s, over Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. O. L. Meade are visiting relatives at Hartford, Ohio.
Kuhn, of Hadley, will preach in the Presbyterian church next Sunday
evening. The Christian Endeavor society, of Hadley, will meet with the
society of this place at 6:30 p. m.
The Ohio Farmer and ADVANCE ARGUS one year for only $1.75.
latest things in spring tailoring goods at Charles Dambacher’s. Look at
the novelties just in. Fit and price guaranteed to be
Wear Fredericks’ shoes, Greenville.
W. L. Crouser gave a party at his home, Monday evening, which was quite interesting to all present.
Mook has bought a farm near Orangeville, where he has moved, and Miller
Voorhies will continue the huckstering route, formerly conducted by
Mook and Voorhies.
Miss Eva Grove spent Sunday with friends in Sandy Lake.
Miss Tillie Graham, a former student of McElwain, and Miss Swigart, both of Sheakleyville, called on friends, Tuesday.
E. D. Jewell is learning the barber trade with E. McElwain.
Miss Alice McClimans called on friends in this place, Saturday.
Miss Blanche McCaughtry has gone to Pittsburg for a month’s visit with her sister, Mrs. Moore.
Miss Minta Reed is quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Crouser visited their daughter, Mrs. Frank Rowland, of Slippery Rock, recently.
Burt Fruit made a flying trip to this place last Saturday, and was a visitor at the institute.
Mrs. Marsteller is very ill with pneumonia; few hopes are entertained of her recovery.
Miss Mabel Martin has been a patient sufferer from stiff neck the past week.
Miss Effie Defrance spent Sunday with
Miss Nellie Reagle was presented with a very nice wheel as a birthday gift, last
Miss Bonnie Jewell is also the owner of a new wheel.
are being made on Dr. Thompson’s house in the form of a new foundation.
The house occupied by Prof. Reagleman is undergoing improvements.
Clara Cochran who has been suffering from a broken ankle, is slowly recovering.
Mrs. J. F. Davis is with her daughter Mrs. L. Mook, of Orangeville.
Charles Grove has obtained work at the state institution at Polk.
Jones, who spent the winter with his daughter Mrs. Wharton, in Jackson
Center, has returned to his home in this place [New Lebanon], where he
expects to remain.
TO CURE A COLD IN A DAY, Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All Druggists refund the money if it fails to cure.
The County Committee of the Democratic
Party Fixes rate of Primaries and Convention.
Special Correspondence ADVANCE ARGUS
May 3—The Democratic county committee met in the court house at 2:30 p.
m., yesterday, with W. G, Barker presiding W. T. McBurney, of Sandy
Lake, and L. A. Harshman, of West Middlesex, were appointed secretaries.
was decided to hold the primaries of the townships and boroughs on
Saturday evening June 11, between the hours of six and eight p. m., but
if it was thought best by the township committee men to hold them at an
earlier hour they were to do so.
The county convention will be held in Mercer, Monday, June 13, at 10 a. m.
A resolution was adopted in which the administration, in this crisis, was upheld in its firm and resolute course.
MAY 3—Judge Rayburn was not in Mercer yesterday as per appointment to
hear arguments in the cases pending before him. Judge Miller is in
Armstrong county today, specially presiding.
James C. Mercer
asked to have the sale of 18 acres of land sold from him by the sheriff
set aside. Mr. Mercer was bail for his father, the late Lyle Mercer, of
Wilmington township. The father’s property was sold for an amount to
meet, all claims, and the land in question was only sold for sufficient
to meet a mortgage upon it. Mr. Mercer offers to pay all claims against
it and asks to be’ allowed to do so and hold his property. A rule to
show cause was granted returnable on May 16th.
The further acknowledgement of sheriff’s deeds was postponed until the 16th.
last year twin boys, aged ___ [illegible – possibly ten] years, sons of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Irwin of Mill Creek became wards of the county
because of the separation of the parents and the inability of the
mother to care for them. The poor directors indentured the children to
the Children’s Aid society and they were placed in good homes. Recently
the father bad a writ of habeas corpus issued to reclaim the boys.
Testimony was taken Monday in proof of above facts and the court is
asked to refuse the demand.
Ephraim Amon, who plead guilty last
week to the charge of felonious rape, appeared for sentence. The court
said his case was worse than that expressed by the indictment, and he
hardly knew what to do. The maximum punishment for his crime was
fifteen years’ imprisonment. He would not make his sentence that heavy,
however, although be feared be was making a mistake in favor of
leniency. The sentence of the court was that he pay a fine of $1 and
the costs in the case, and that he undergo an imprisonment in the
Western penitentiary for a period of six years.
WILL ISSUE BONDS.
Council Decides to Pay the Borough’s Floating Debt
THE COUNCIL MEETING
Borough’s Floating indebtedness is to be Bonded--Which Ward Gets the Most Improvements?
May meeting of council was held Tuesday evening. Present were President
Mathers and Councilmen Leech, Benninghoff, Scott and Kuder.
Riley and Charles Anderson appeared in behalf of the Franklin street
sewer project. It was finally agreed that the ten property owners of
that street desiring sewerage should construct the sewer at their own
expense and that they be exempt from future assessments. Parties
afterwards connecting with this line must pay borough for the privilege.
was announced that the borough has’ various notes which will soon be
due, amounting in all to $7,000 or $8,000. The finance committee was
instructed to arrange for a bond issue to cover floating debt.
The tax levy was made the same as last year; Borough tax, five mills; sinking fund, one mill.
The auditors’ report was ordered published in the Advance Argus.
due firemen for April fires were reported as follows: Near Arlington
hotel, $13.50; barn rear of Emery’s store, $69; Siefried, barn, $17.50;
H. M. Hamblin’s residence, $15.50. Total, including chief’s pay,
Outside of salary bills the following were ordered paid:
Greenville Gas Co $ 2.60
J. L. Baker, livery 2.00
P.E.L.H. & P. Co 196.44
W.H. Fry, stone 5.02
Shenango Printing Co 10.35
Livingston & Moyer 3.04
Borough Auditors 15.00
accountant will be secured to as certain what proportion of
improvements each ward gets in proportion to its tax. There is some
dissatisfaction in regard to this matter and the truth ought to be
Red Blossom 7310
Will make the season of 1898 at the stable of his owner in Greenville, Pa
AND PEDIGREE —Red Blossom’s record, 2:31; trials, 2:26 3/4; sire of Red
Grant, 2:25 1/4. Chestnut horse 15.3 hands high, weighs 1200 pounds, is
kind and gentle; sired by Red Wilkes 1749, one of the best sons of
George Wilkes 519. He has 127, with marks from 2:30. His dam was by
Bowman's Clark Chief, son of Clark Chief 89, second dam by Ashland 47,
third dam by Toronto Chief 85.
fee, $10, to
insure a living colt. If mares are not returned regularly, the owner
will be held for above
amount. B. BOWERS