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The Eatan Weekly Democrat
Eaton, Thursday,
May 5tn7 170
A. White Citizenshiy, Free Trade
Repudiation of the BondedDebt,
Abolishment of the Income Tax,
HeBtoration undey the Old Con
stitution and no compromises
with the destructive andlnfamous
policy of a centralised despotism.
The Democratic State Central
raittee ot Ohio, raet December 1&;WG9,
and decided that the Depoofatic State
CbnYention was4ifBWld in the City of
Cq1ubMMP:dnesdaY' Jane 1'
1 It was also resolved that the basis of
representation in said convention be as
follows: That each county in the Sta$e
be entitled. U). one delegate, and also
ate for every five hundred votes
east for Hon. Oeoree H. Pendleton for
Governor, at the election held on the
sesjoad Tuesday of October, 1869, and
also one delegate for every fraction of
two Tinndred and fifty votes or over cast
for that gentleman at thattime,
This gives PiehlcCouat;
amounts to 587.- flU the- ee-nt meeting
of the Democrat State Central Cotn-
That the Democracy of
county in Umo, do requester to
nominate their county ticket, and also
appoint their ceitj central and execu
tive committees at the same time that
tbey appoint their delegates to the State
rri JL.;. nffiuFi In nnmi-
tion, on the Brst day ot jane,
AjjggttPrIXER of the TREASURY
CMaissfoMier Onoi chooi.
3dm be k or Bo tab of Pcbmc Works.
I By
Central Committ?eof Ohio.
order of the. Democratic Slatel
CHARLES L. ALLEN. Chairman. [...] W. NEWMAN, Secretary.
Proclamation of Election.
Notice is hereby"ia to tbajqnaJified
electors of the Incorporated Village of
Eatou, Preble ccfcntyi Ohio that they
are required to meet at the Council Ciia n
ber in said Village, on Tuesday, the 17 th
day of May, A. D. 1870, between the ns
u&l hours of holding elections, and then
an'sf there prooeed to elect one COR
PORATION CLERK, for mid tillage
to fill the vacancy occasioned by the re
signation of W. W. Sbealor.
. 1 In testimony whereof I have
sal j L ereinto subscribed my nnme
. and affixed my seal of office at
Eaton. Ohio April 27, 1870.
Mayor of Eaton.
How is it.
JjjNi!r, dcUjhJJwglBfern man tell s
scmei'Og about tbat Uourt tlouse "ttat
affair? Why is it kept so still? Baa
somebody been circulating falsehoods?
Has that pious individual told more
about the affair than is true? Did be
retract? Is it trne that the shaver didn't
makes mistake? Give ua some infor
mation on the subject, wont yoa? If
there is anything rotten in Denmark,
why assist in covering it up? Come, out
with it, von know that if was a Demo
cratic muddle, you wonld air it directly.
There seems to be an impres
sion among some of our people,
that uoeer the 15th amendment,
negro cbildern have a right to
ttcnd our eommon schools,on a
perfect equality with white chiN
dern. This is a wrong irnpres-
Ifon, as the bogus amendment
does not pretend to reach that
far, but only assumes to confer
upon the negro the right to the
elective franchise. Tho projec
tors of the infamous amendment
swindle did not go as far as they
would like to, because they were
afraid tbe people woud rebel
against it; eo thoy cootent them
selves, for the present, with
making the "colored cuss from
Africa," a voter, without insist
ing that he shall attend our pub
lic schools. They leave that
portions of their hideious pro
gramme to be cousgmated it will
be. unless the people take the
matter in hand and at the next
election administer to the rascals
a stlning, rebuke,
Hard Up. Will Miss Nancy
of the Register inform us how
much, we are indebted for late
favors in the way of making ud
vertiseing Contracts.&c &c, weth
er to be Paid quarterly or in
The Republican papers are
now pretty much devoted to ne
gro celebrations, negro ppeeches
vaud negro praises. White folks
get but little attention iu their
The Logan Gazette saystwen
ty niggers and nine mules voted
the Republican ticket " in that
place at tbe late election.
SGrant is the most incompe
tent and worthless Preeidant the
coautry has ever seen, yet we
are told he Is pretty certain of a
re-nomination at the bands of
hit party in 1872.
Our Washington Letter.
April 22, 1870.
The action of the Supreme
ConrC-fn dismissing the appeals,
in the legal-tender cases has left
that court without a case before
it involving the constitutionality
of the legal tender act, and it
trill take more than a year to
bring up a new case. Forney,
who la the organ of the Admin
istration, has not had ranch to
say about this action of the Su
preme Bench. Previously be
had intimated that Judges
Strong and Bradley were pledg
ed to reverse the recent decision
by their assistance. If John W.
Forney had no poeititive knowl
edge of such "bargain and sale'
he certainly has taken great
pains to blacken the reputations
of two gentlerueu by bis intima
tions, but blacking- renutations
not new work for J. . Wt-.,
ime -inr tell whether be
was posted by his master Ulys
aes or whether the Forney na
tare wanted a revel in slander.
Butler, "the Cyclopean," has left
town for lO days and the Recon
struction committee will do no
thing with the Georgia question
until he return's. This will give
the Radicals in the House an op
portunity to come to some kind
e -demoralized con
tion of the Senate on the admis
sion of Virginia and of Senator
Ames and on the Georgia bill
has warned the Radicals tbat a
contiuuanco of this race tor the
I.'ool norti. .,
w" '-, " v j 1
end of this session leave the
Radical party in two parts. The
bitter personalities which were
indulged in between those of tbe
dominant nartv who think they
lhave gone as far as they can in
safety, having felt the public
pulse and are alarmed at .the ir
nancial and business condition
of the country, and those who
swear by Sumner, Drake and
Morton, who in their determina
tion to absorb all power in Wash
ngton and hold it by tbe bayo
net, were akin to those which
were wont to be hurled at the
Democratic Senators. Senator
Carpenter, of Wisconsin, whose
Radicalism can scarce be daubt
ed wai Uimel by Sakt -ftitn-
lro John C. Calhoun in his
views. This supposed to be crush
ing remark did not disturb, the
serenity oi tbe senator from
Wisconsin. The Honse is also
divided and the same trouble
exists there. Ihe Democratic
members have done good work
this session. They carried the
Bibgbam amendment against an
overwhelming majority. They
also threw Sypher the Louisia
na carpet-bagger back to h;s
constituents even after he had
been voted in, they have fought
the 'appropriations and exposed
the Radical hypocrisiy about c
conomy, they have fought the
tariff bill step by step and have
strong hopes of defeating it on
the final vote. Butler's insolence
has been checked and this dicta
tion to bia own party has ceased
no doubt through the castiga
tions that he has received from
the now active, hopeful and bet
ter organized Democratic mem
bers. Bu tier will get a "boost"
from S. S. Cox, of N. Y. ere the
session gets tiirougu mat win
cause his bristles to stand "right
out," and the American Hag with
its stars and stripes and beautif ul
colors will not save him. More
anon. During this past week of
Btupldity and dullness the atten
tion ot all classes, the practical
man, the curious man, the scien
tific man, and last though not
least tbe uowspaper mau, have
been to the examination of the
last great invention which is
now iu operation at Duvall's
foundry in Georgetown. It is
Whipple & Dickerson's liquid
fuel machine. By this invention
petroleum or shale oil takes the
place of wood and coal, at a cost
of less than one half the price of
wood or coal. Since the discov
erv of petroleum in large quanti
ties this has been the dream of
inventors by uigbt and their la
bors by day. The groat dimcul
ty to be surmounted in all cases
was that the application of fur
nace heat to petroleum caused it
to throw down sufficient carbon
in a solid state to close up the
boiler tubes in 48 hours, or even
leas time. This has been entire
ly overcome by this process.
This machine is quite simple in
its construction, occupying 40
by 46 inches of space and capa
ble of running a lOO horse pow
er engine. This is not an exper
iment, as the motive power of
Duvall's foundry has been run
by this fuel for the past fonr
months. Great and beneficial
results will flow from this inven
machine shops, foundries, loco
motives, steamships, steamboats,
stationary engines and all kinds
of business requiring fuel.
heat can be regnlatedVby a atop
cook from a small flame to the
most intense heat ever generated.
The steamship requires but a
few barrels of petroleum or shale
oi! to cross the ocean and only
one man to furnish the fuel.
The savnisr in fuel being more
than one-half, while the econo
my in weight, space and labor
is a large additional percentage
over tho consumption of coal.
The advantages enumerated ap
ply equally as well to any other
business requiring fuel. The
brickmaker has in this invention
just the heat that has long been
desired; one that can be distrib
uted equally in all parts of Lis
kiln and can be regulated to any
degree necessary, and without
any smoke. This invention inte
rests all alike as' it can, and will
he applied to household heating
and cooking, thereby grearty Te
lieviug the people of sie great
y&rly. expense for fire!.' tbe pro
truce of the anthracite coal re-
fions for tbe last fiscal year was
,812,437 tons. This was in
Pennsylvania alone, and no ac
count is taken of tbe bituminous
coal at all. From this one item
the great saving to the people
cau bo estimated. The Govern
ment officials especially tho?c of
the Navy Department have been
greatly interested in this process.
Among the thousands of promi
nent gentlemen who have visit-
the Navy and of War, Judge
Hughes, Hon. Jesse D. Bright,
Prof. Henry. Joseph Med ill, Chi
cago Tribune, General Swayne,
steamboat and railroad men, en
gineers and scientists who have
all agreed as to the great revolu
tion that such an invention must
create and expressed themselves
as very much gratified at the
complete success of the inven-
tion. Tho San Domingo job
whlor. mn -rnahprl nnt in thfi
Senate by the able argnmeuts
those opposed to the job bits as
aumed new strength, enough sen
ators having since tbe matter
has been postponed, seen sum
cient reasons for a change of
heart, and it is now claimed that
the nectssary two-tLirds and two
to spare are in favor of the Pres
ident's pet hobby, sebeme and
job. Butler in the House had
charge uf a sort of substitute for
the treaty in case it could not be
ratified. The treaty is the big
gest thing and will Se put thro'
it possible, if not tbe annexation
of Dominica is to take its place.
butler on some three occasions
tried to offer his resolution to
that effect, but each time was
met with tbat effectual stopper,
1 "ohtect from either Uox. H.1
d ridge or Wood and he would
then give his evil a sort of cork
screw twist and plump into his
seat as though he could not un
derstand such treatment of one
who "had never done nothing to
nobody." Btitler has ere this
found out that be cant 11 Thad.
Stevens' shoes. Besides, with all
the disregard of constitution and
trampling down ot rights that
Stevens indulged in be did not
have any of the contemptibly
small mean traits that are
so prominent in Butler. You
might hate Stevens, for he was
politically a monster, but you
could not despise him, but his
wonld-be successor can onl be
despised, he is nut worthy any
honeat man's hate. The New
York Tribune has been predict
ing lively times in Maryland at
the next election and predicts a
Radical victory. The Baltimore
Gazette shows the official vote
and other figures that the Arith
metic man of tho Tribune most
have been from home. Maryland
is Democratic despite the Negro.
A Fat Job. The Funding bill
as introduced in the Senrte,
makes an appropriation of ?12;
000,000 to pay agents for the
conversions of the present bonds
into others of a different charac
ter, and to perpetuate the tax up
on tbe people to pay interest.
How long will the tax payers
be uilliug to be taxed to bny the
chains witb which to blind them
The Radical press is weep
ing bnnv tears over tbe loss of
Connecticuf.and saps if the ne
eroes had voted, they would
have bee successful. Yes, the ne
groe hold the balance of power
there, and will probably elect
the next governor. It must be
consoling to tbe white people
that such is the case.
M&- On last Friday two gentlemen
from, the vicinity of West Alexandria, O.
were arrested by Michael Ryan, for lest
driving ou: streets. f5,00 and costs did
JAQUES. Laying of Corner Stone of
New Town Hall.
The following is tbe pro-
First: Meeting called to order
by tbe Maj-or.
SecOud; Music by the Eaton
Cornet Band.
Third--Ode by the Choir.
Fourth: Opening prrayer by
Rev. A. Meharry.
Fifth: Oration by Hon. A.
Sixth: Remarks on the ear
ly settlement of Eaton, by Jesse
13. Stephens.
Seventh: Reading the con
tents of the box by the Mayor,
depositing box and laying corner
Eighth: Ode by the Choir.
Ninth: Benediction by Rev.
J. D. Lauer.
The following is a list of the
articles deposited in the box in
the corner stone of the Town
Hall, April 28, 1870:
One copy Xing James' version
of the Holy Scriptures, published
by the American Bible Society,
1867; Paper con taing the names
of he several ministers living in
the town of Eaton April 28, 1870,
and the congregations under
their charge; J'aper containing
the names of the architect and
builders of the Hall; Paper con
ta nitig tbe names of the Judges
of the court, Officers of the court,
Officers of Preble couuty, mem
bers of the Bar, on the 28th ol
April, 1870, and aLo the names
of air the civil officers in Wash
ington tovvLship April 28, 1870;
A paper containing the names of
the officers of the Incorporated
village of Eaton at this date, A
paper containing the names of
physicians and dentists living in
Eaton at this date; A paper con
tainingthe names of all persons
now living in Eaton of the age
of 65 years and upward; One
copy of the Eaton Weekly Reg
ister of date April 28, 1S70; One
T.i . TTT -11T
col,v "V, ...
OCrat OI anlu April ZO, lOiW, Une
ofGerman reuzer of date 1816,
contributed by Levi Gould; Pa
per containing the names of all
the punv.s enrolled in the schools
of Eaton at this date together
With the names of the several
Teachers and Superintendent: A
paper containing the names ot
the present School Board ot Ea
ton Districl; A paper containing
the act of tbe Ohio .Legislature
organizing the County of Preble,
passed 1 e.bruay 16, 1808i and al
so xlrc TTa-isnes of tbe fist Associ
ate Judges, presiding Judges,
Clerks, Sheriff and Commission
ers of Preble county, Ohio, witb
a histoiy of the organization of
the connty, furnished by Jesse
B. Stephens; A symbol of Peace,
contributed by Mrs. Eliza Brnm
barger; A Canadian halfpenny
of date 1852, contributed by Tho
mas Fulton; One silver half dime
of date 1847, contributed by Mas
ter Robert Hughes: One halt
cent of date ol 1806, contributed
by Mrs. Louisa G Hughes; One
half dime ot date 1864, contrib
uted by W. H. H. Degroot; Ont
silve'r three cent piece of date
1853, contributed by Robert
Hughes; One Spanish 12 cent
piece of date of 1781, by William
T- Hubbell: A paper containing
the names ot the members ot the
Eaton Cornet Band; Visiting
card from the Preble Encamp
ment No. 54. I. O. O. F. by John
M. Brown: One silver quarter of
a dollar ot date ot looo, contrib
uted by J. a. oof; A. paper
containing the population cf Ea
ton, the number of dry goods
stores, hardware and grocery
"tores, jewelry stores, bakeries,
printing offices, churches, ma
chine shops, busiuess houses, &c
in the town of Eaton on this
day; Toll book of tbe Election in
Washington township in 1814,
contributed by Edward Laning;
One American half cent of 1851,
contributed by L. idt. Gould;
One half franc silver of date
1829, contributed by John W.
Minor; One copy Cincinnati Dai
ly Commercial of date April 27,
1870; One copy Cincinnati Daily
Gazette of date April 27, 1870;
One copy Cincinnati Daily En
quirer of date April 27, 1870;
One copy of tbe En ton Register
of date October 29, 1825, publish
ed by tLamuel Tizzard, and con
tributed by Mrs. Mary H. Brown;
One silver dime or 10 cent piece
of date of 1829, contributed by
Sampson II. Hubbell; One copy
of the Ordiuances of the town of
Eaton; One copy of the Dcyton
Evening Herald of date of April
11,1870; The programme of this
meeting; A paper containing the
names of the Choir singing at
this meeting; One copy of the
Western Christian Advocate of
date March 30, 1870, contributed
by Jacob Chambers; One copy
Missionary Advocate date March
15, 1870, contributed by Jacob
Chambers; One copy Sunday
School Advocate date April 23,
1870, contributed by Jacob
Chambers; A copy of the Day
ton Daily Journal of date April
stamp of the denomination cf
tl Tie cents, contributed by J. M.
Brown; One two cent piece (cop-
. 1 . i 1 t r r iA
per; contiiuuicu oy j- xi. roue;
A copy of the Cincinnati Senti
nel of date of Dec. 12, 1829, con
tributed by W. B. Tizzurd; A
copy of the Inaugural Address
of Gov. Robt. Lucas date Dec. 7,
1832, contributed by W. B. Tiz
zard; A copy ot tbe Star in the
West July 12, 1829, contributed
by W. B. Tizzard; Copy of tbe
Eaton Register date Feb. 8th,
1827, contributed by W. B. Tiz
zard; A copper motto and sym
bol dated May 10, 1837, contrib
uted by A- L. Harris; One cop
per coin date 1867, contributed
by W. A. Swihart; One Canadian
halfpenny of date 1844, contrib
uted by W. E. Tizzard; One sil
ver 6 cent piece of date 1785.
contributed by Miss Emma Tiz
zard; One silver five cent piece
date 1859, contributed by Master
Franky Tizzard, it being the
year of his birth; One silver 12J
cent piece ot date 1782, contrib
uted by Mrs. Amelia lizzard;
One 25 ct. Fractional currency
March 3, 1863, contributed by
Geo. R. Lockwood, One 10 cent
fractional currency and five cent
nickel coin of date 1868, contrib
uted by D. B Morrow; One gold
quarter of a dollar of date 1855,
contributed by Miss Eliza At-
wood; One piece of silyer coin
issued by the Pope of Rome, con
tributed by Miss Willie Worral;
One Canadian half penny date
1859 and one old American cent,
contributed by John A. Flem
ing; One copy of the Columbian
Museum and bavauuan Adverti
zed date Tuesday June 12, 1798,
published at Savannah, Georgia,
contributed by I. 8. Jtforris; Di
agram of tbe total eclipse of the
sun, August 7, 1869, contributed
by I. S. Morris; One copy of Ea
ton Register dated August 18,
1825, contributed by Isaac 8.
Morris; A brief history of our
county and the Methodist Epis-
cpal Church with an outlook on
the future, by Rev. A. Meharry,
pastor of the M. E. Church, ia
ton, Ohio; One copy Hemlandet,
a Swedish paper published at
Galesburg, Illinois, June 16,
1855, contributed by T. T.
Stroud; A paper containing the
name and number of the differ
ent Benevolent organizations in
the town of Eaton at this date,
contributed by John M. Brown;
One set pearl sleeve buttons, con
tributed by Martin F. Stepeno;
One dry goods circular with pri
ces, contributed by Martin F.
Stephens; One revenue receipt
dated April 28, 1870, contrlbot
ed by Sampson H. . Hubbell;
Gold seal for watch with large
Topaz stone, recently found by
L. T. McCabe on the site of Fort
St. Clair near Eaton, supposed to
have belonged to some officer of
St. Clair's army, contributed by
L. T. McOabc; Funeral card ol
Rev. Charles W. Swain; Three
cent paper fractional currency,
contributed by W. A. Swihart;
One cany Ciucinnati Journal
of date Friday, Dec. 20, 1833,
contributed by W. B. Tizzard,
and published by Oouie & Fair
band; The 16th An'ual Catalogue
of the Preble County Teachers'
Normal Institute 1869, contribu
ted by Mn. Esther G. Lough;
Tbe constitution and by-laws ol
Soldiers and Sailors' Lagne of
Eaton, contributed by W. H.
Lough; Business card of W. H
Lough; Methodist Almanac of
1869, coutributed by Jacob
Chhambers; One English half
penny dated 1862, contributed
by John Hume: The box donat
ed by Roddie Reynolds; Silver
quarter ot a dollar contributed by
Ci. VY. Mehafley.
Council and Fellow
Gentlemen of the
In the depth of a heavily-wooded for
est the town of Eaton, bounded on the
north by Decatur, on the east, by Maple.
on the south by Israel, and on th- west
bv Water Btreets was laid off and plat
ted in February 1800 by William Bruce,
and. on the 20th ot lhal month, duly ac
knowlcdged before Daniel C. Cooper, a
Justice of the feace or .Montgomery
On the 7th of April, 1806, the first
board of Commissioners of the county,
Geo. Shideler. William B. Irvin and
Samuel Hawkins was organized for tbe
transaction of business, at the house ot
last named gentleman, in Eaton and 011
the third day ol August following, the
first ronrt of Common Plea was held
lor the county, at the same place, by
Francis Duolavy presiding Jaige, an
James I. Nisbet, John Merony and John
(J. Irvin, Associate Judges.
During the term, which lasted two
day Sf Aaron Harlan, Icbabod Corwin
and Iebabod B. Halsy, commission' r
appointed by the Legislature to establish
the permanent seat of Justice, presented
their written decision, fixing the same
at Eaton.
On the first day of the Term, tbe
Connty Commissioners, being also iu
session, let to John lian fill at the sum ol
$739. the building of a Jail in the town.
On the 23d of the previous month ol
June, they had leased to Alex. C La
nier the square west, and, ou the 5th of
September following, they leased to Sam
awl Hawkins the one north of the C-urt
House Square, the lessees agreeing to in
close them with posts and rails in front
and common worm fence in rear, anl to
sow them in blue grass. On the 16th ot
November, the commissioners employed
Norember, the commissioners employee
Henry Wbitesel to cut dawn four trse.
tbat stood in dangerous proximity to the
unnu.Bhed jail, lor which they paid him
' "1' using 00 cents Tor each tree
On the oih of Decembet 1808, the jail
was cropieiea according to contracts
and delivered to the proper authorities
of the county.
On the 23d of December 1811, the
Legislators passed an act appointing
Alex. Mitchell, Wm L, Henderson sad
Samuel Hawkins Trustees, and author
izing them, as such, to sell squares B,
C and D, the two former re and north
west of tbe Court Honse Square and ori
ginally intended for churches, and the
latter north 01 the Court rlonae square
and designated for school purposes.
un tne hrst dar or April IHiz, yoor
humble seivant, than a lad of ten sum
mers. pnt in an appearaance in 'be neigh-
borhood of the town, and 1 hope yon will
allow me to say that, from that time to
the present now a little more than 58
years, I have been something more than
a passive observer of many of tha more
important of the transpiring events
connected with its history.
Aston was then bnt sparsely settled,
and bore upon its face tbe mo t un mis
takeable evidence of its forest origin
The most thickly inhabited portion wa
Wadsworth street. It rnd. on each side ,
of it, a row of amal!, one story pole cab-;
ins, the spaces between the poles filled ,
and daubed with mud, and was familiar-!
ly known aa "Smoky Row." On Preble
street the buildings tbongh not so name-
rous, were mucn oeuer. 10 oegin at we
west end: Capt. David E. Hendricks had
a reasonably comfortable two-story hew
ed log honse, now concealed within tho
walls ot the very pleasant residence ot
Sampson H. Hubbell. Across the street
and nearly opposite, were two others.
One on the ground now occupied by Mrs
Kumler s bouse and oneon 3en. Harsh .
coiner. there was a cabin on the
round now occupied by Joseph Wilson s
tick residence. The next was a group
of two-story frames immediately east of
the then l ourt House Sqaare. The hrst
of them was owned and occupied by onr
now venerable townsman, Cornelius
vanauacal and bis brotber John, as sr!
dry goods and general variety store. It
had tormerly belonged to Col. ttamuel
Hawkins, and it wan in it that tbe first
court of Common Pleas of the county
was held. The W is now owned by the
connty, and inrms the east part or side
of tbe courthouse square. The next was
still owned by Col. Hawkins. It was, I
tbink. not even fbllv weatharboarded.
and he lived in a small pole cabin back
01 it 1 nese Duuaiugs, baying nller
wnrd had applied to them the proper fin
ishing touches, became within tbe mem
ory of many of yon, tbe "National Ho
tel," and while bearing that character
were burned down . The next was owned
by Geo. Wonhmgton, and was in a like
unfinished condition. It was subsequent
ly also finished off, and haying passed
through various ownerships, and as ma
ny changes of business and of style, it
still survives under tbe euphonious cog
nomen of "OLIO," and is presided over
by the inimitable Jefferson.
1 do not now remember any other on
that street, but a few rod distant oa
Cherry there was a one story log house,
on the ground now occupied by John
erasers bncs: dwelling; and nearly op
posite, on the ground occupied by Perry
Aleza-'der s res.dcnee and ibos. real
tor's shop, stood tbe log dwelling and
smuhery of Joseph Wasson. In on on
Baron street were the dwellings and cab
inet shops of Alexaiider Mitchell and
William B. Wilson Those of Mr. Milch-
ell the family apartments being on the
lower, and the shop on tbe upper floor
are now owned ana occupied by Levin T.
McCabe and family. Those of Mr. Wit
son occupied the very spot on which the
corner stone of this building is about to
be laid. Under the guardianship of Mr.
Joseph Donoboe, they have found their
way to the northern suburb, where they
have aasamed the dress and tbe slyleof
modernized cottages. Long may they
wave! On the corner immediately north
of this, there was a cabin and smithery
occupied by a man named Daniel Mc
Coy, tbey, together with their occu
pant, have long since disappeared. On
Seech, there was a double cabin of hew
ed logs of one story, recently metamor
phosed into quite a comfortable resi
dence, and at present occupied by Andy
Thompson. On Walnut, I tbink there
was a log hous with a basement uMd as
a bat factory, and two apper stories for
family purposes. It belonged to a Mr.
McCornaaek. If there were others, and
I doubt not there were some, tbey have
escaped my reeol'ection.
The streets were in worse than a Stat-'
oi nature. Besides the irregularities oi
surface, ihe stomps, sad even sags, w
mud during a large portion of tbe year,
Was so deep that it was not an uncom
mon thing to see loaded wagons stalled
down, and men with levers prying them
out, Tn the very center of town Prom
the corner now owned by Dr- Minor,
there passed diagonally across towarJs
that of Washington Bruce, a flat swale
that received and carried about all the
water tbat fell apon the square bounded
by Prehje, Cherry, homers and Baron
Streets, besi les much of what fell apon
the square west of it. This swale, by an
irregular route near, a'd sometimes
crossing the wast line of Baron street,
between the then hills cropping out from
the east on the one hand, and the west
on the other, a id in the course of itsde
scent, assuming in placas the propor
lions of a deep and dangerous gully,
found its way with its body of water to'
the lower plin of tbe embrio town, while
on the east margin of it, and conforming
pretty elosely to its meanders, had been
improvised a 1 ingle wagon track, over,
through, or under which all vehicles,
horsemen and pedestrians had to find
their way up and down that portion of
the street. Verily my friends, tbe most
rigid telescopic scrutiny, could scarcely
at this day detect in these streets, and
especially in that portion of Baron, a sin
gle feature commemorative of 1812. As
an item of natural history, though r. lit
tle out of chronological order, allow me
10 hero mention a tact already Known to
many of you. At a later period, in re
moving an I breaking tbe stones of the
first pavement put doan on Preble
street, a beauiiful and most perfect half
blown Hose, in a petribea condition, was
. - , . 1 , i r- 1
'ouna imoeaaea in ine neart 01 a iw
stone Rock. Why not then at once
christen oar lovely little town, "Tho f?oe
Village." or "Tbe Home of the Rose?"
On the first day of March 1813, the
ground occupied by the north school
house was purchased rom the County
Commissioners, by trustees, at tbe sum
of $30 and a one story frame school
houce with a semi conical hip roof, was
soon nfierwards, erected on u. uu me
11th of Febmay 1815, the buildicgot tbe
first Conrt Houio was let to Andrew
n.e at the sum of $1,799. This sum
was af'erwards, however, augmented
several hundred dollars by change in the
plan and style of the building. And,
soon afterwards, a snug little brick reai
denee was pot up by Alexander C. La
nier, on the ground now occupied by the
uier, on me gr--mw v.-p.. .
We pcoiu oae of Major H. B- Van-
uadal. Un the nicnt ot tbe lltb ol
anuary JUflCUhl llil w kfrrnow 4ra
by a citizen who, bavin - received what
he considered an over dose of its hot pi
ialti, aet fire to it, shook the dust from
his feet, and left as assy be supposed, In
disgust. Is 1822, the large, Ihree story
brick dwelling house and store ol C
Vantcasdal, was erected.
The early corporate recordi of th
town having been stolen, as is be I ia red.
0 some ol their whilom custodian, 1
am cnmpelhd to rp.-nk from memory
lone. My impression is tolerab!
however that, the town was incur
iu me winter of 1825, or the sr
lezt), that Issac Btcnrens w.
Mayor, that Samasl Tizzard wl
tbe bve trustees, and that Johi
was the first Marshal, f ha
tine t impression as to who
. Alci 1
an ndi--
er members of tbe Village Covemmeaa
but it i t too indistinct to be of much, it
any, service at present.
Thus have. I adearored ia, it nsjha,
an imperfect n saner, to give you some
idea ot what Eaton mi d string the earl
years of its existence, learios? to each of
yon the pleasing task of comparinsLssH
it ik V.mtn ,,fi j..
My friends, in an humble way, I bars? ,
nartici Dated in some of the events refer
red to, and witnessed others. Many of
them rave me ereat aatisfaction: but this-
noble Edifice, and the one being erected
in another part of the town by the meaV
bers of the Methodist Episeppal Church-
witn their respective magnificent propo-
tions, and the elegance of their arcbitOO-
tnral designs, must challenge ihe admi
ration of every good citizen. TnjfsBl
they con8titnte the crowning glory
our improvements.
y Ot m
The following iB the renort cf
tbe Eaton Union Schools for tbe
term ending April 1st, lTO:
Miss Oakes Dkpaktmbnt.
Not enrolled, 58. Altend an ce,9nK
Mia IIardy' Department
No. enrolled, 51. Attendance92
Mr. LJi.ackxokd's Dkpabtmet.
No.enrolled,61. AUcndance,!t5.H
No. enrolled, 55 Attondance,o5.
Miss Gardji Departmcxt. .
No'enroIlei,ol, Attendance, l-6 is
Miss D tool Ng, Department.
No. enrolleu, 53. Atteodanoejss.2
Miss Crumsjj Department.
No. enrolled,61. Attendance
MuMCn ambers Dkpj
No. enrolled, 54 Attet
. .4 ' i
BSBBsl 24
Whole No, enrolled
No. of transfers
Average daily attend
u absence
" No. belonging
"per cent- of pittendat
No,caaes of tardiness
" " of tr nue A"
. Of corporal pun!
Averauc ago
The fellowluc is a 11
pupils (A) who wm b nt
none of the time, and llift'
who were absent only whA siok:
Mish Kate Oaees'DsSt.
(A) Lacy WcMi, J Atzwudi
Willie Worrel. Levin Stephens,
Frank Thompson- M
(.1 J Kiia C'hBmners'mrrMk-
Uarris, Mary Show'
Jtfrss Irknk II a Biite X) eh. tv
(A) JohnS DoosjGeorgoF.Poow
Martin tehfase, Kate Engl.-,
Alma Hartman, Oiive Juqra,
Jacqueline Klins, iistrjr
Mary Sheafor, .wary
Alice Welsh.
13 Ida Crorne, CUra FiaW.
Kate Huston, Sarah (JHswoId,
Clara Loner: Eva IrfcGttb,
Joseph en o Sheafor, Carrie Sbaf
ner, B'ifca Truax, Able Uidnger.
Mr, Leis h Blackbobd.h Dep.t.
(A) Dell Gens Mary I. under,
Mag iieley, Mary Swihart,
Julia Welsh, Horace Donoboe,
Olie Filbert, Job. Poos, Frank-
Rhea, Marion Sliver, Joj. Sh.jrt
(B) Essa Chapibert, Isabls
Hubell, Ella Ilubton,SUie Stoc
kton. Geo. Kline, Henry Ressler
Charles Rosslor, Frank Tuzmd.
Miss Makia Bauchtidb's Jjta-'t-A
Wm- Robinson. J Morria
Charles Morton. Elmer Welsh,
Fannie Aukorman; Mary Bontoi
Dell Day, Celia Milam, Mar
fB Cessie Ankeraoan, Mery
Orouse' Clara Bonedee, John
BrooKins, Martin Fi-hcr,
Natie Stanza, Nellie Morris, Rila-Walls
Miss Hannah Gard's Dep.t
r4Charles Fisher, Charley
Fisher, George Waggoner, Mary
Baker, Clara Clear, Jospbine
Griswold, Sophia Kuauber.
(B) Lybnrn Cleveland, Cassias
.Milam, Lizzie Banta, Maggie
Houlibara, Edith Whitridce.
Mian Elizabeth A..UQorNs' okp,t.
(A) Charles Albright, Edward
Albright. Nathaniel Staph oris.
William Lander, Ida Chrisman;
Cor.i Krug, Fanlina Lock, Flora
Welsh, Mary Dock.
B James Avers,
Chambers. Solo man
Stanley Selle-s, Mary
Maggie Kline, Edith
Carrie Stephens.
Miss Lizzib Cuamhstrs'Dkp'a-A
Chas.C.Ackerman, Adam
Cuppy' James A. Filbert. Geo.T.
Longnecker, Wm
jj - jj p Q m,
nenry a. l 00s, vao, uue

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