A Card of Thanks.

Mr. Gideon M. DeWitt, the real estate and insurance broker of Upper Montclair, desires to thank the American Insurance Company, of Newark, for the prompt settlement of the loss occasioned by fire at the residence of Mrs. F.O. House last week. The loss was adjusted within three days. Mr. DeWitt is the company’s agent.

Source: The Montclair Times, April 27, 1907.

Uses Walnut Stain To Dye His Whiskers

Charles Rorick, the Levee Barber, Uses the Wrong Liquid in Performing a Job.

Charles Rorick, the barber, who conducts a barber shop on the levee, dyed a strangers whiskers with walnut stain, instead of the proper liquid which is generally used for the occasion. The mistake occurred Friday afternoon, when a middle aged man, evidently, from Missouri, entered the shop and after having a hair cut asked Rorick to dye his whiskers which were turning grey.

The barber, not having the necessary dye in the shop, and desiring to be accommodating, stepped next door to borrow the liquid and received what he thought was a bottle containing the dye, but instead contained walnut stain, which is ordinarily used on furniture.

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Untitled (W.C. Tyrrell)

The Rice Journal, published at Beaumont, Texas, has a feature article with picture of W.C. Tyrrell of that place in its August issue. Mr. Tyrrell is very well known in Belmond and Wright county, having resided here many years ago and at one time holding a county office. The articles gives some interesting items regarding Mr. Tyrrell’s activities in Beaumont which will be on interest to Wright county readers. Capt. Tyrrell is the largest individual tax payer in Port Arthur, Texas, and the second largest in the county. When he first went to Beaumont, in 1898, he purchased a 3500 acre farm near Beaumont and became interested in Rice growing. He added to the farm, which now contains 5000 acres, and is this year interest in 5000 acres of rice. He is direction and a large stockholder in San Jacinto Rice Company, president and principal stockholder in the Tyrrell Rice Milling Company, and heavily interested in the Cow Bayou Canal Company which he reorganized under the name of the East Texas Canal Company. Mr. Tyrrell is a stockholder and director in four banks and is interested in two hotels, a hardware, investment, and property holding companies, besides various activities of other [unclear]. He is known in Beaumont as “The Grand Old Man of Beaumont.”

Source: The Clarion Clipper, September 11, 1919.

Leaves For Training

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Link of Summit Station entertained with a dinner for their son, Richard, who left Sunday by jet for Kansas City, Mo., where he will be taking a five to six week for the airlines for which he works. Those attending were Miss Donna Drumm, Mr. and Mrs. Orwine Drumm, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Link and daughter, Lisa, Mrs. Charles Link and the honored guest.

Source: Newark Advocate, September 25, 1963.