Short News Items from 1890

Clint Sutton has a birthday party, Friday evening of this week. (Pontiac Gazette, March 28, 1890)

P.H. Anderson, Sam Rorick, C. Douthett, D.D. Rorick and O.D. Hart, will start in a few days to drive through to the hills, and into the National Park for a summer’s outing. (Hand County Press, May 8, 1890)

John Walling, of Lincoln, has been very low with pneumonia. He is much better at this writing. (Independence West Side, May 9, 1890)

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Business and Professional News from the 1890s

Editor Rorick of the Bad Axe Democrat has commenced a $5000 libel suit against the Detroit Tribune. The trouble arises over a news item which appeared in the Tribune in regard to a registered letter which ex Postmaster Rorick failed to turn over to his successor when the office changed hands, but withheld until a postoffice inspector traced it to him last month. (The Huron Times, June 6, 1890)

A large number of copies of the new Huron county directory were delivered in this vicinity last week by E.R. Cookingham and Wm. Rorick. This volume comprises a large amount of valuable information for residents of this county, and its compilation is valuable for its accuracy and reliability. Aside from the maps and other charts displayed it contains a short history of the county. (The Huron Times, October 17, 1890)

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Business and Professional News from the 1880s

J.D. Sutton, formerly of Cheboygan, now a life insurance agent of Detroit, will soon remove to Indianapolis, Ind., having been appointed state agent for a well known insurance company. (Cheboygan Democrat, February 17, 1881)

Emma T. Loosley has been appointed Postmistress at Klamath Agency Oregon. (Oregon Sentinel, December 23, 1882)

NEW STORE.—Frank Rorick, of Lowden, Iowa, has rented the south room of Tyrrell’s block, and about the 25th of this month will take possession with a large stock of groceries. (Wright County Monitor, March 14, 1883)

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Business and Professional News from the 1860s and 1870s

Jas. Mullany, who took a stock of goods to Salmon City for C. Jacobs of Boise City, has pulled up stakes, and left with the goods for the Yuba District, on Mr. Jacob’s account. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 24, 1867)

C.S. Kingsley has a lot of nice butter from the dairy of I.P. Gile. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 22, 1875)

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Birth Announcements from the Late 1800s

BORN.—On the 22d, to the wife of Benj. Walling, a son. (Albany Register, November 26, 1873)

The wife of I.P. Gile, of Boise City, presented him with a bouncing boy on the 9th inst. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, November 15, 1878)

WALLING—In Lodi, November 30, to the wife of J.O. Walling, twin sons. (San Francisco Examiner, December 7, 1880)

Lansing Republican: Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Baker have received a telegram announcing the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, of Morenci. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Georgia Mace, of this city. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 13, 1899)

Seventy-Five Years Ago In The Statesman (excerpt)

“The crickets came down like a wolf on the fold,” and the crops on the ranch of I.P. Gile, at the mouth of Mores creek, melted away before their resistless march like dew before the morning sun. Mr. Gile saved two acres of corn, all nicely silked out, but cutting it up to feed his stock next winter. Not a green thing is now left standing upon the ranch which one week ago promised an abundant harvest.

Source: Idaho Statesman, August 14, 1949.

Untitled (Isaac Porter Gile)

I.P. Gile, a farmer living near the mouth of More creek, has made an assignment in favor of his creditors. His liabilities are given at a trifle over $3,000; estimated assets, $2,000, which includes his homestead and stock and personal property. Mr. Gile is a hard working, honest farmer, and has done his best for many long years to get his head above water, but had to give up all hopes of succeeding. Farmers everywhere are hard struggling, at best, to make a living for themselves and their families. Such a condition ought not to exist. It has been brought about by the legislation engineer, and we will say, also purchased, by bond-holders and other interest gatherers. They have lessened the supply of money and increased the value and volume of debts until there are now $25 of debts for every $1 of money, and their scheme is to still further contract the currency. Not only this, but through their manipulations farmers of India have been given a great advantage over the American farmer. When industry cannot get hold of money with which to pay, debts cannot be paid. Farmers from the Atlantic to the Pacific are loaded down with the debts and are struggling as they never have before. Under the present condition they will all soon be reduced to mere tenants—or worse than that. The gold bugs—the contractors of the currency—in other words, highway robbers, rule. How long will they continue to rule? How long can honest industry endure their rule?

Source: Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 11, 1893.

A Narrow Escape

Last Thursday I.P. Gile, while on his way from his ranch at the mouth of More creek, met with quite an accident before leaving camp in the morning on the road at Mud Springs, opposite the residence of Wm. Lass and Claud Van Thun. When he got up in the morning, about daylight he went out to feed his horses, and, after giving them oats, turned to go back to the wagon, and remembers no more. An hour and a half after a man who had camped at the same place returned from hunting his horses and found Mr. Gile lying insensible. Half an hour after he regained consciousness, having been two hours unconscious. He had been kicked on the right side of the face by one of the horses. Besides a bad looking eye, Mr. Gile is getting along nicely, being able to attend to business.

Source: Idaho Semi-Weekly World, October 13, 1891.

Business & Professional Notices from 1907

Columbus, O., March 12 — The Circuit Court has sustained Superintendent Rorick of the institution for the feeble-minded in his attitude of refusing to accept as a patient a boy, Wilbur Reynolds, who is blind deaf dumb and imbecile.  Mandamus proceedings to force him to admit the child were instituted, and it is upon these the court passed.  (Indiana Evening Gazette, March 12, 1907)

John C. Rorick of Wauseon has been appointed by Gov. Harris as member of the board of managers of the penitentiary (Coshocton Daily Age, April 2, 1907)

In the probate court yesterday Rosley [sic] Gile, guardian of Fletcher Walling, filed a final account in the estate of his [sic] ward.  A petition for the appointment of an administrator was filed in the same estate, Walling now being deceased.  (Idaho Statesman, May 9, 1907)

Falls City—W.E. Newsom, who is building the electric light plant, returned from a business trip to Portland and Ranier, Monday. The dynamo and nearly all of the supplies for the plant have arrived.  (Polk County Observer, August 16, 1907)