Gleanings from the 1885 Issues
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.

From "The Reporter", Washington Co, Pa, December 19, 1885.



[Top of column cut off--no clue as to title.]

- WM. SPRIGG, of the B & O R R., has been assigned quarters on Staten Island. 
He will be engaged on the construction of the new line of the company, between 
Philadelphia and New York.

- In a church trial before REV'DS MATTHEWS, WILLIAMS, WATSON, and 
WORKMAN, Tuesday evening, ELDER WM. FLEMMING was expelled from the pulpit. 
The charges against him was maladministration.

- The Monongahela 'Republican' states that MR. HEMPHILL has tendered the 
position of Deputy Sheriff to MR. GEORGE E. LOCKHART, and that he has accepted 
the offer. He has also appointed JULIUS P. MILLER, ESQ. his attorney.

- The person sending us the death of MR THOMAS should state the residence of 
the deceased, as well as give his own name as a guarantee that the information 
is correct. We are always [glad?] to receive notices of this character when 
properly vouched for.

- [item about paying bills owed by subscribers to the newspaper]

- JAMES A. LANE, assessor for the Fourth Ward, Washington, returns mortgages, 
judgement notes and money at interest in that ward to the amount of $895, 
806.68. It is proper to state that about one fourth of this amount represents 
the endowment fund of W & J College.

- On Thursday night, a dance was held at DENNY SULLIVAN'S, in SOUTH 
STRABANE. A row took place in which (JOHN?) SHERROW, a member of BEN 
(CAIN'S ?) band, received an ugly wound on the back of his head from a handy ______. 
SHERROW has made information against his [? merchants?] before C. [M ?] R_PHE? 
ESQ.  of this place.

[rest of first column too blurry to read]

[second column, top of column cut off--no clue as to title]

- WILSON CRANE, of this place, has invented and will shortly ask for a patent 
on an arrangement for carrying off escaping gas from pipe lines. Those who 
have examined the design claim that it will do the work.

- At the public sale of WM. CALDWELL, CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP, on Tuesday, 
JOSHUA WEAVER, auctioneer, [prices listed for oats, corn, wheat, etc.]

- [item about a gas leak at corner of Pike St and Greenside avenue]

- MR AND MRS. ANDREW CRUMM, of NEAR ARDEN, celebrated the twenty-fifth 
anniversary of their marriage on Tuesday. A large number of guests were 
present, and many valuable and useful presents were received by the happy 
couple. The dinner was an elegant affair, and was greatly enjoyed by the 
guests.

- The following officers have been elected for the ensuing year by PAXTON 
POST, G. A. R. :: P. C. JAMES SPEER; S. V. C. W. G. HARABA; J. V. C. JAMES 
WORSTELL; SERGEANT, H. SHEAFL ? ; CHAPLAIN, J. N. H. COOK; O. D., W. 
MAGGS. O. G. JAMES MCPEAK, Q. M., T. H. COWAN, DELEGATE, J. V. [H?]
COOK; ALTERNATE, MATTHEW CAIN SR.; TRUSTEE, JAMES WORSTELL.

- In 1818, 67 years ago, the dwelling house of MOSES WALKER, which stood on 
OIKE STREET where the house of THOMAS FORSYTH now stands, was entirely 
consumed by fire together with all its contents. It caught from a stable 
which stood on the opposite side of the alley, where BROWN'S building now 
stands. The fire was accidental and was caused by a [------?] leaving[?] [a?] 
fire in the stable. There was no dwelling house burned in CANONSBURG from 
that time until last week, a period of 67 years. Canonsburg has certainly 
been remarkable fortunate as far as fires are concerned.

- [last items in column too blurry to read]


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