“Plumbing in Bad Condition.”

Superintendent Rorick, of the Institution for the Feeble-Minded, is having the old plumbing of the north wing of the institution overhauled. “It is in a terrible condition,” he reported Friday. When asked by the health department whey he had not secured the necessary permits, he said he had not been informed that a permit for repairs would be necessary. The rest of the work will be done under the supervision of the city plumbing inspector.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, June 16, 1905.

Capt. W.C. Tyrrell

Captain W.C. Tyrrell, President of the Heywood Oil Company, is a citizen of Iowa. He is a man of wide business experience, owning great tracts of land in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Texas. He is a large shipper of cattle and is interested in many other business enterprises which have been notably successful. He represents the best type of the successful American business man who has been education in the world wide school of experience. He familiarizes himself quick with surroundings and adapts himself to conditions so easily that he is at home where you put him. He sees life through glasses of the rosiest hue and is an optimist first, last and all the time. His personality is charming to those who know him intimately and he can entertain a New York swell with as much ease as he transacts ordinary business affairs. His connection with any business enterprise is a guarantee of its merit and assurance that it will be managed with a conscientious regard for every interest represented.

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Untitled (Pulaski A. Billings)

P.A. Billings, whose stock of mantels, grates, tiles, etc., is made up of the most elegant designs and richest goods procurable, is a gentleman whose reputation for doing good work and honestly filling contracts is such as to commend him to all in want of anything in his line. He possesses facilities for supplying any demand, and in consequence enjoys a large and desirable patronage. In competition with others it has been remarked that Mr. Billings’ goods, by virtue of their superior style and quality, give the best satisfaction. Being the only exclusive dealer in the city in mantels and grates, he devotes to the business his entire time and study, which undoubtedly accounts for his uniform success. The visitor to the warerooms on Jefferson avenue will see much to admire. Mantels are shown at all prices from $25 to $500 each, and adapted for all rooms. Among the grates shown by Mr. Billings is the famous Peerless radiating and shaking grate, which has met with a remarkable sale. He is also agent for the Fire on the Hearth Stove, a most convenient and useful article for heating and ventilating purposes. Its construction is something similar to an open grate stove, but it is built into the mantel as any grate would be, and affords considerable more heat than an ordinary grate. The almost endless variety of tile in stock is largely upon daily by artists and others for decorative purposes, and in fact is one of the finest assortments in the West. The brass goods and other articles constantly on hand are such as to make sales positive and numerous.

Source: Detroit Free Press, November 6, 1881.

Untitled (the Bad Axe Democrat)

The Democrat will appear this week under new management. This time the apparent manager and editor is one Rorick. During its existance [sic] the Democrat has incurred large liabilities, principally for labor, performed while the managers were preserving their bodies in that liquid in which snakes are kept in the museums, and for material. So it became necessary to unload. The aid of the cunning man behind the curtain versed in the law which serves such purposes, possessing a mind fruitfull [sic] in schemes hit upon repudiation as the most convenient methods of disposing of debts. After casting about it found a willing instrument in the accomplishment of this end. Let it be said to the credit of the newspaper profession, the man was not found within her walks, although diligent search was made, who would aid in defrauding labor. The former figure heard is hurried out of town, and the new one listens with indifference and scorn to the appeals of the boys for their well earned wages. Having in this convenient way unloaded the Democrat will again unfurl her sails and with a shout for Cleveland and Hendricks and reforms enters the race.

Source: Huron Tribune, July 18, 1878.

Managing Ranch

Hollis Kizer, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, will manage the R.S. Loosley ranch at Fort Klamath during Loosley’s disability following extensive surgery. Mrs. Kizer, the former Maxine Loosley, and their three children are also here. Mr. and Mrs. Loosley visited her sister and family, the Burrill Redpaths, in Medford a couple of days the first of the week.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, May 8, 1957.

Business and Professional News

Mark R. Baldwin of Parma township, Jackson county, closed his business July 14, moving the stock and fixtures to the hardware of a brother, Ned Baldwin, in Tecumseh. His initial business location in Albion was in the quarters the Gamble store now occupies. The Gamble store was opened here In 1938, having been located for seven years In the present building housing the Service Caster and Truck Corp. sales office at 110 South Superior. (Battle Creek Enquirer and News, September 6, 1951)

Jerry Walling of Walling Sand & Gravel Co., Salem, was honored for his interest in legislation and product promotion during the recent meeting of the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association. He was awarded the annual “Rocky” award by the association. (Salem Capital Journal, June 9, 1972)

Business and Professional News from the 1940s

Kenneth Spear has taken a position in the Morenci post office. (Adrian Daily Telegram, July 15, 1941)

Dave Rorick, of the well known farm implement firm of Oceanside and Escondido, was here Saturday to bring over some equipment for work in the local garage of his concern and for a conference with George Otis, manager of the local plant. (Escondido Times-Advocate, August 7, 1942)

Leeila G. Rorick has accepted a position with the U.S. Navy Department in Detroit. Her work began Monday. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 3, 1942)

The home nursing course to have started this week under the direction of Mrs. Herbert Rorick has been postponed until further notice because it has been impossible to obtain books. (Adrian Daily Telegram, July 17, 1942)