Injury Suffered Near Here Fatal

Newark—Herbert C. Rorick, who was Grand Master of Masonry for New Jersey in 1918, died on Saturday in his home, 39 Ninth Avenue, Newark, after an illness of 10 weeks following an automobile accident near Plainfield. He was in the insurance business almost 50 years prior to his retirement a few years ago.

St. John’s Lodge and Damascus Commandery will conduct services in the home tomorrow night. There will be funeral services for the family Wednesday morning. Private burial will follow.

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A.J. Van Blarcom

Newton—(AP)—Andrew J. Van Blarcom, 84, one of the oldest businessmen in this community, died Sunday at his home. Mr. Van Blarcom was director of the Sussex and Merchants National Bank, and of the Sussex Mutual Insurance Company. For more than 50 years he was a member of the Newton Fire Patrol.

Source: Bridgewater Courier-News, January 17, 1933.

Hopewell Young Man Passes Away

Homer A. Drumm Succeumbs [sic] to oCnsumption [sic] After Illness of Three Years

Hopewell, O., Feb. 5.—(Special)—Homer A. Drumm, the son of Adam P. Drumm, died at his home here at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Deceased was 26 years of age, and death was caused by consumption from which he had been a sufferer for the past three years.

He is survived by his father, mother, two brothers and one sister. The latter are Harvey F. Drumm and Orrie A. Drumm of Zanesville and Mrs. Robert Varner of this place.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Finely church at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, followed by interment in the Williams cemetery nearby.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 6, 1908.

Northrup Dies, Once a Member Of Legislature

Former Printer Invalid on Farm For the Last Twelve Years

Frederick Northrup, former printer and at one time member of the Assembly from the Second District of Dutchess County, died this morning at his home near Phillipsburg, where he had lived on a farm on the Walkill since 1915. For twelve years he had been almost a helpless invalid.

During Mr. Northrup’s career in the Assembly to which he was elected in 1906 on the Democratic ticket by a plurality of almost 1,000 he sponsored and saw enacted many measures in the interests of labor. Perhaps the most important was the law limiting hours of operators in radio signal towers to eight a day. Before the enactment of this measure telegraphers in signal towers worked twelve hours a day.

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Mary S. Rorick

Mary S. Porter, wife of the late Mark C. Rorick, was born in Seneca township, Michigan, April 17, 1850. She was the daughter of John C. Porter and Louisa King Porter, pioneers of Lenawee county. She was one of four children: Frank, who died when aged four years; Sylvester K. Porter of South Pasadena, Cal., and Harriet Rorick, of Morenci, Mich.

She received her education at the Medina Academy was married in Medina to Mark C. Rorick August 9, 1868. They began housekeeping in a log house on the Rorick farm in Seneca township where they remained until their removal to Morenci April 1, 1925.

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Catherine M. Middaugh

From our Mount Salem Correspondent.

Mrs. Catherine Middaugh, wife of James R. Northrup, died at her home near this village, Saturday last, at 2:45 p.m., after a short illness, aged seventy-six years, three months and eleven days. She is survived by her husband who has been an invalid for seven years and by a daughter, Alice, at home, who has been a comfort and a support to her parents in their declining years; also by three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa Adams, who resides with her son, George B. Adams, in Middletown, Mrs. Everett, of this place and Mrs. George Swarts, of Hemrod [sic] Corner, N.Y.

The funeral will be held at her home Tuesday at 1 o’clock. Pastor Edwards will officiate. Interment in the family plot in the cemetery in this place.

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Albert Walling, Printer, Business News

McCORMICK’S DIRECTORY: By the disastrous fire yesterday the material for the making up of this directory for 1872, was burned at the establishment of A.G. Walling. This will prove a serious loss to Mr. McCormick and Mr. Walling. The publication of this work will necessarily be delayed. (Portland Oregonian, December 23, 1872)

Walling has purchased W.H. Coburn’s entire printing office, and will be ready to resume operations in a few days. (Portland Oregonian, December 28, 1872)

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Small Town News

Wallace Bailey left for overseas duty, after a three weeks’ training period. He spent the weekend recently with his sister, Mrs. Verne Whims.  (Orion Weekly Review, June 15, 1951)

The city fire department was called to the home of E.J. Rorick, 400 Cedar street, at 10:45 o’clock Sunday morning to extinguish a fire in the roof caused by chimney sparks.  The damage was slight.  (Quincy Daily Journal, April 4, 1921).

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Bully for Waite and Walling

A vacancy occurring in the Committee on Works of Art, in which class all the printing was entered, we are informed that Mr. Waite, Corresponding Secretary of the Fair, had his employer, Mr. Walling, of the Farmer office, appointed to the vacancy.  The point of this strategy is observable when the reader is informed that Walling was the principal contributor of job printing for the premiums, and his partner, Pittock, was a contributor of newspaper printing for premiums.  Walling coolly voted himself first premium on job printing, and his partner, Mr. Pittock, a first premium for newspaper work; admitting that Mr. Stinson’s printing on the Agriculturist was really the best, but that Pittock ought to have it, as he showed a whole year of the Oregonian, and Stinson showed but one number of the Agriculturist.  “Blessed is he that judgeth his own case, for then it shall be decided in his favor.”

Source:  Oregon Statesman, October 16, 1865.

It Won’t Pay

We observe by the copperhead papers, that our “mutual friend,” E.M. Waite, Corresponding Secretary of the Oregon State Agricultural Society, has been making considerable capital among the “Southern Brethren,” by sending complimentary tickets to the State Fair along with is prospectus for the Plowman, while he at the same time, strangely enough, forgets to send complimentaries to the Union papers of the State. (We speak for the Statesman.) A membership ticket is worth just two dollars and a half in gold coin, and when presented with the compliments of the Corresponding Secretary, is a “big thing” in the way of honorable distinction from the “common herd,” who have to pay cash before they go in. The price of Mr. Waite’s (that is to say Walling’s) Farmer, redivious Plowman, is only three dollars per year, and almost anybody would take the Plowman at that price, if the polite Secretary would throw in a “complimentary ticket” at $2.50. Cheap enough, to be sure, but will it pay the Society to disperse its favors in that way? The Statesman don’t want a complimentary — it can afford to pay for the privilege of reporting our State Fair, and is more than willing to do so. The copperhead papers have given the Plowman immense puffs, and it looks as if Mr. Waite’s paper was to be run for the benefit of the democracy. The Agriculturist has received no such one-sided attentions, from either party, and it will not receive them. It will have no communication with the “filthy pool of yolitics [sic]” and this the people may rely on. It is for every farmer’s house and family, and it will neither praise or denounce his politics or religion.

Source: Oregon Statesman, September 25, 1865.