Gleanings from the Sep. 5, 1878 Issue
of the Washington Reporter

The following transcription was researched, abstracted, typed and submitted by J. Florian of [TBD] for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in August 1998.

Notes:

  • Capitalization of names and locations has been added by the author.
  • Text contained in double-quotes is taken verbatim from the newspaper.
  • Text outside the double-quotes is abstracted by the author.
  • Text contained in square brackets is parenthetical information added by the author.



"DIVISION OF WASHINGTON--- 
     Yesterday we gave the decree of the Court dividing the west ward into two 
wards or election precincts. 

     On Wednesday afternoon the Court divided the east ward into two wards or 
precincts.

     That part of the town north of Beau and east of Main street, will be 
known as Third ward. The election will be held in the shoe shop next door 
north of the MANSION HOUSE. The officers are:

     JUDGE - JAMES MICKEY 
     INSPECTORS - J. CARTER JUDSON AND T. R. H. JOHNSON 
     REGISTRY ASSESSOR - WILLIAM GREER

     The Fourth Ward will be that part of town south of Beau street and east 
of Main. The election will be held at the residence of MRS. LANE, EAST 
WHEELING STREET.

     JUDGE - DR. J. H. LITTLE 
     INSPECTORS-JAMES FINLEY, JR. and JOHN D. MCKENNAN 
     REGISTRY ASSESSOR--JAMES LANE."

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Names mentioned in a story about a man, from Ohio, who died from self 
poisoning;

BURKE 
W. W. DINSMORE 
HUMPHREY 
CRAIG ROSS 
DR. H. L. SNODGRASS 
DR. A. M. REA

"VANCEVILLE ITEMS" 
     "MR. J. A. NICHOL (?) is about finishing one of the best buildings 
erected for years in this neighborhood for MR. WILLIAM SMITH. The location is 
beautiful, on a very nice elevated piece of ground, the cellar is dry and well 
ventilated, the walls thick ....."  [rest too blurry to read]
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