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Source: Dayton Transcript
Dated: Saturday February 1, 1845
     Peter Voorhees, Esq., the great Land Admiral in this region has 120 stages and 500 horses constantly on the road.  If all his horses were together they would form a very respectable squadron of cavalry.  We would like to know how much Uncle Sam pays him for his services annually
Source: Dayton Transcript
Dated: Saturday, April 9, 1845
Christian Scheible a German whereabouts wanted - application made to get admission to lunatic asylum.  Signed John W. Scheible - Dayton, Ohio    
Source: Dayton Transcript
Dated: Wednesday, July 30, 1845
Warren Estabrook has been removed from office of Postmaster at Salem, Montgomery Co and J. W. Turner appointed in his place.
Source: Dayton Transcript
Dated: Saturday, August 2, 1845
A few days since while workman on Troy Greenbush railroad were excavating at the embankment near Winant's Hill near Troy, the skeletons of about 20 Indians were found and with them arrow heads and stone pestles used for pounding corn.
Source: Daily Ohio Statesman
Dated: May 15, 1851
     A delegation of fifteen prisoners were brought on this morning's train to the Ohio Penitentiary.  Eleven, five whites, and six blacks, were from Hamilton county, sentenced at the last Cincinnati term.  They were under the charge of Deputy Sheriff Hueston, and attendant guards.  Among them are some old offenders.  One sentenced for life, is committed for a proof of his affection as a husband, in choking his wife to death and then burning her.  The remaining four came from Montgomery county.
Source: Sun - Massachusetts
Dated Nov. 11, 1858
     The wearing of crinoline is incompatible with a true Christian's profession in Ohio. At a camp meeting of the United Brethren Church, recently held in Montgomery County, Bishop Russel forbade any ladies with hoops on to partake of the sacrament.
Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: Jan. 1, 1880
     B. C. Taylor has disposed of his extensive agricultural works at the West End, to John Dodds, the veteran rake maker.

     Dr. Manning and Capt. Clay, of Miamisburg, passed through here yesterday en route for Columbus, to "look a leedle out" on the crafty political world at the Capital.

     Miss Lillie Baker, one of our brilliant society belles, yesterday started for Pittsburg, where she will spend New Year's with friends.  Her visit will extend to spring.

     A coat and some underclothing were stolen yesterday from a man in Mr. Sim's stable.  The property belongs to Mr. Sims' hired man.  This is a sample of half a dozen similar sneak thefts already reported on last evening, showing that thieves are out in force. Beware of them.

     Wayne Lodge, I. O. O. F. had an election of officers on Tuesday night, as follows:  John R. Farnum, N. G.; Wm. Theobald, V. G.; term Secretary, Jas. Mitchell;  Per Secretary, Chas. Renck; Treasurer, Chas. Starr; Trustees, Hamilton Bates, John H. Baird.  On the 7th of July next, it will be forty years sine Wayne Lodge was instituted.  A Committee was appointed at the meeting Tuesday night to take measures to organize a grand celebration on the fortieth anniversary.  The fraternity thorough-out Southern Ohio may look out for a grand time on the occasion.

     Mrs. Henry C. Graves, with her sister, Mrs. Oglesby, of Middletown, will receive at her handsome residence.  At Mrs. Preserved Smith's  handsome residence, Second and Perry, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Walter W. Smith, gracefully assisted by ladies of the "Cooking Club" - viz.: the Misses Conover, Kennedy, and Kimball, with Miss Allen, of Rhode Island, Mattie Thomas, etc. Miss Lou. Schaffer, Water street, will be assisted by Mrs. Samuel Miller, Miss Hannah Nipgen, Miss Lou. Cotterill, Miss Alice Mumma, and Miss Collins, of Zenia.  At the Lytle mansion, South Main street, Miss Lytle will be assisted by Miss Hall, of Covington, Ky., Miss Valentine of Warren County, the Misses Bunstine, Harshman, Protzman, Stockstill, Lilie King, Gracie Rogers, Misses Houk, Deem and Reynolds.

     During the year 1879 stolen property to the value of $5,955.53 was reported to be stolen within this bailiwick.  In the same period there was recovered, by the Dayton police authorities, $6,565.30, $609.75 more than reported stolen.  A portion of the recovered property, etc., stolen at other points was $29,000, taken from the Franz family, near Trotwood, last February.  The alleged thieves were ferreted out and arrested by our police.  Two of the three were convicted in our court, and one of them is serving a sentence in the penitentiary; another one is awaiting sentence; the third - well, we not desire to do anybody injustice, and will await the verdict of the jury.

     Wm. Kramer, Wm. Sander, Pap Payne, Pel. Ebey, and others have got home from the great rabbit slaughter at Leo. Weltz's grounds, near Wilmington, Clinton County.  There were present on the 30th on invitation of Mr. Weltz, gentlemen from Columbus, Circleville, Hillsboro, Cincinnati, and other points in Central and Southern Ohio - adepts with the breech loader and the old "stub twist" muzzle loader, who whacked the "cotton tails" right and left, bagging nearly 400 carcasses.  It wa a terrible slaughter of innocents, and the game was distributed generously among the curious inhabitants who were gathered in great crowds in the vicinity of the nursery to witness the sport.  The ground was too soft for first class sport.  Had the ground been frozen, and a little snow spread over it, it is estimated that a thousand rabbits could have been whacked over.   The rabbits multiply so rapidly in that region that were they not to be destroyed by wholesale every couple of years they would destroy Mr. Weltz's nursery.

     Yesterday evening Capt. Ashly Brown, of the U. S. Revenue Office, with his family conversed by medium of the Bell telephone, with relations in Indianapolis.  It was a seance of the family circle, so to speak, and more wonderful and real than anything ever dreamed of by the promulgators of so called spiritualism.  The branches of the Brown family at each end of the wire were provided with "ear horns," and they were practically united, as though gathered around the hearthstone at "the old house at home."  This is a wonderful age, but we haven't got to the end of it.
(Transcribed from Genealogy Bank by Sharon Wick on 6/7/2009)

Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: Apr. 12, 1880
The mercury went down to 32 Saturday night, and Sunday morning we had an etherial snow storm of brief duration.  And yet the fruit is uninjured.
     George Kraft, who was arraigned the other day for alleged violation of the revenue laws, before United States Commissioner Gunkel will have a hearing on Wednesday.  It is an important case.  In that it will virtually decide a number of other cases, and set a precedent.
     President McCosh, of Princeton College, will arrive here this morning, and will be escorted to the National Soldiers' Home, where he will dine with Gov. Brown and staff.  He will deliver an address to the veterans after dinner, and will soon afterward proceed by rail to Cincinnati, where he will attend the alumni of the Princeton "boys" tonight.
     In the Probate Court, in the case of the State vs. Emma Milman, charged with assault and battery, in cruelly whipping Theodore Watson in school, where defendant was teaching, the jury unanimously found for the "little school marm," after being out about five minutes.  This result gives great satisfaction to nineteen out of twenty persons who are posted on the situation.  Any other result would have not only been a violation of decent proprieties, but would have been fearfully and destructively demoralizing to our schools.  Mr. Nevin, of counsel for defendant, and an exceptionally bright young attorney, put up a bit of sharp practice upon Mr. Craighead, who was his law preceptor.  Mr. Young, Prosecuting Attorney, made a brief speech, opening for the State, when Mr. Nevin arose and remarked that he had nothing to say.  The case was so very plain that he would submit it without argument!  Mr. Craighead, who was prepared to make a capital argument, was thus cut off.




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