Short News Items from 1880

Mr. Joseph Ayres, of Bruce, has for many years enjoyed the honor of being the father of Macomb county’s board of supervisors. The gentleman has represented Bruce for twenty-five years, all this time with but one break of a single year, when he declined to run. (Port Huron Times Herald, March 29, 1880)

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Linderman named their youngest son Harry Robert Patterson. This week Robert Patterson presented to his young namesake a deed, in his own name, for a village lot in one of his additions to the village. We would not be surprised to learn of a number of young Robert Patterson’s in the not distant future. But then they must not all expect village lots. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, August 28, 1880)


Business & Professional Notices from1880

Moses Depuy has sold his lumber yard to William H. Dewitt, carpenter. Possession was given last Monday. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, April 10, 1880)

Sam Nichols is running a blacksmith shop at Bellvue [sic], on Wood river, and Nelse Walling has a boarding house at that new burg. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, June 8, 1880)

Business & Professional Notices from the 1870s

The town of Pulteney elected James J. Reynolds Supervisor. He has held the office several times before. Charles K. Minor was re-elected Supervisor of the Town of Wayne. (Yates County Chronicle, February 27, 1873)

ADA CO., AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: Notice is hereby given that the fair of the Ada County Agricultural Society will be held at the Boise City Race Course the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th days of October, prox. All members of the Society are requested to come forward with the $2 greenback assessment for the present year. We also invite others to become members. Membership Cards will be found in the hands of any members of the Executive Committee, consisting of I.F. Carter, I.N. Coston, J. Brumback, Milton Kelly, J.H. Whitson, J.B. Walling, D. Heron, and G.W. Williams. (Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman, September 23, 1873)

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A Model Barn in Pulteney.

The largest barn in Pulteney, and one of the largest in the county, has recently been built for David J. Armstrong, Esq., one of our leading farmers who resides three miles north of this village. A description of the building, which in its arrangement and workmanship seems a model one, will interest the many readers of the Advocate. Our limited knowledge, however, of architectural terms may prevent us from giving as clear a description as we would desire.

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Short News Items from 1877

Harry Linderman, the youngest son of J.W. Linderman, had a very narrow escape from being killed last Tuesday. He was riding with Colonel Davis on a load of lumber when he fell off, falling in front of the hind wheels. The Colonel stopped the horses as soon as possible and before the wheel had passed over the little fellow, it having shoved him along the hard road a short distance. He was somewhat bruised on one hip, though not seriously injured. Had the wheel passed over him, in all probability it would have killed him. The accident happened on Court street, near Mr. Barber’s residence. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, July 21, 1877)

Mr. David Rorick, agent of the American Central Fire Insurance Company was in town last week on business connected with his company. (Chetopa Advance, October 25, 1877)

Another Vicious Bull



Mr. Wm. C. Van Sickle, who lives on the old Anson Raymond farm in Sparrowbush, some two and a-half miles west of this village, came very near being gored to death by a vicious bull, between five and six o’clock Friday morning.

Mr. Van Sickle has a bull of his own raising, some thirteen months old, and unusally [sic] large for its age. The animal is kept in a stable daring the day, but is allowed to run out in the barnyard all night.

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Letter from Dave Rorick

A letter from Dave Rorick, an old Kansan, now residing near San Francisco, dated April 16th, says the coast is now afflicted with a drought to as severe an extent as Kansas ever was.  As an illustration of the pinching times he cites the fact that fine-wool sheep are in the market at a shilling a head, and other surplus stock at like rates.  The wheat crop will be very short in all parts of the state, and in some parts none at all.  San Francisco is the heart of the whole coast and particularly the only part of the whole that has any life in it at all.  The mines are not yielding the usual amount of ore.—Atchison Patriot.

Mr. Rorick was one of the former owners and publishers of the Times, well known to most of our readers.

Source:  St. Marys Democrat, May 11, 1877.

Short News Items from 1876

Mr. David Rorick who figured prominently in the Anderson trial came home with a crippled leg. We have not learned the extent of the injury. (Lawrence Daily Journal, February 13, 1876)

Jno. C. Rorick, patentee and proprietor of Rorick’s process for working butter, Wauseon, O., is in the city. (Quad City Times, March 3, 1876)

Untitled (James J. Reynolds)

James J. Reynolds, Esq., of Pulteney, received the Republican nomination for Member of Assembly from the First District of Steuben on Saturday last.  from a business and social acquaintance with Mr. Reynolds, extending through a number of years, we are prepared to give him our endorsement for business ability and integrity.  He is held in high esteem wherever known, and will make a legislator that will not be turned from the best interests of the people by bribes or other means of personal emolument.  A vote cast for James J. Reynolds will be a vote in the interest of reform and good government, and that is the demand of the solid mass of men of both great political parties.—Prattsburg News.

We shall hope to see Mr. Reynolds elected.  That he will get a good vote in Pulteney nobody can doubt.

Source: Yates County Chronicle, October 5, 1876.