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Millen Geiger will attend Rowling Green Normal school this summer. John Everett, Paul Faze .Edwin Cupp and Clarence Hughes attend ed the Congress convention held in Lima. Miss Minnie Balmer entertained the Willing Workers at her home. Roy Cook, rural carrier at Leipsic has transferred to Pandora rural route. The Farmer’s Grain company, com posed of a number of farmers of the area, have purchased the Steams & Hochstettler Elevator here. The now firm is incorporated for $15,000. Elbert Day and Raymond Bame enlisted in the infantry for service in China. Lightning struck Eli Hartman’s barn while he was in the haymow. The gable was knocked out and a horse knocked down and the hay set afire. Hartman grabbed a hayfork and succeeded in extinguishing the blaze. A cat sleeping in the hay where the blaze started also escaped unscathed. The community ass’n is conduct ing a campaign to sell $50,000 worth of preferred stock for the Page Dairy Company. Outcome of cam paign will determine whether a milk condensary will be located here. Among the boys expected home soon from overseas are: Waldo Diller, Hiram Niswander, Aldine Roethlisberger, Calvin Deppler and Harvey Garmatter. Armin Diller and Harry Harris have returned. The wedding of Lewis Burkholder and Naomi Spallinger has been an nounced. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gid Lugibili at their home on Lawn avenue. The Masonic lodge conferred the third degree on three candidates, as follows: Wade Eaton, Ralph Steams and LaVerne Morrison. R. L. Triplett has been excavating for his new residence which he will build on College drive this summer. Pork Roast SWIFT ARMOUR’S NEWS OUR FATHERS READ FROM ISSUE OF MAY 29,1919 PORK CUTS ARE DOWN Sliced Bacon lb. 49c Pork Loin Roast lb. 49c Clair Boothby has opened an outo painting shop in the M. M. Murray building, corner Main and Jefferson streets. His adv. says—“If your auto looks quite bummy, and its coat no longer suits. If you want it fixed up proper, just bring it up to ‘Boots’ ”. Marvin Matter returned from over seas. He is now at Camp Mills. PROPOSED CENTRAL OHIO MERGER CHANGES DEAL (Concluded from Page 1) ton, following the merger, was one of the questions raised this week, for which there is no immediate answer. Central Ohio officials have an nounced that “no immediate changes in company operation or personnel are contemplated.” Observers, how ever, pointed out that the current for Ohio Power Co. patrons is generated in the eastern part of Ohio at the gigantic Philo plant. Meanwhile interjected into the situation was an apparent uptrend in rates generally thruout the nation, one of the most recent ex amples of which has been announce ment last week by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. that it plans to increase its schedule oi charges for service in the 84 cities which it serves. Pandora Man Hurt In Fall From Tree Ernest Bauman, 52, received ser ious head injuries in a fall from a walnut tree at his home in Pandora, Friday. The accident occurred when a limb broke on which Bauman was standing, and he fell a distance of about 10 feet, striking his head and rendering him unconscious. He had partially recovered consciousness Sat urday night. Children love their parents, then judge them, then forgive them. Home Killed Meats BEEF PORK VEAL LAMB Save by Shopping at A to Z c&wfce, Shoulder Pork Steak lb. 49c Pork Chops lb. 49c PORK or BEEF LIVER HEARTS or TONGUES Our Meats Are All Home Dressed— Bought by N. P. Steiner & Son. Also Health Inspected. HAMS lb. 49c l/2 or whole Beef by the Fresh Dressed Quarter lb. 45c Fryers lb. 55c Picnic Ham lb. 39c Fresh Oysters Frozen Fish Bird’s Eye Frozen Foods WE NOW HAVE LOCKERS TO RENT lb. 39c IL QA- ID. JUC Lean Ribs lb. 15c SAUSAGE OUR OWN MAKE Bulk lb. 45c Casing, lb. 49c Smoked lb. 55c Kingnut Yellow O 1 e o lb. 25c STEAK lb. 69c DY HARR.Y L. HAli Editor’s Note—This issues. U one of a series of articles to appear in the Bluffton News dealing with early Ohio history. Others will appear in forthcoming Yesterday’s Stale Meats It’s an axiom in big town editorial offices—“Nothing is so dead as yes terday’s newspaper.” Now any issue, person or thing can get pretty dead in 100 years but a newspaper, from a century on back comes to life again and its little stories bring more thrills than the build-up for the birth of the Queen’s newest baby. Material for “True Tales About Ohio” comes from deep delving into old tomes—musty history books, old newspaper files, private papers of old families, ancient letters and manu scripts which come to hand personal interviews with old time residents over the state, wherever they may be found family traditions and anything else which the writer himself, can be lieve. Least reliable of the foregoing are the interviews with old residents and the family traditions. You just can not believe everything you hear, much less print it. You cannot stake your life on the old history books, either. Type then was set by hand manu scripts written in longhand the old historians’ writing was poor and the old printers could not read it. Proofs seldom were read and some astonish ing bits of literature were results. All of which is a round about way of saying that only the newspapers can be depended on—the papers and the court house records. Newspaper material is checked for accuracy and a dozen other angles before being published and even in the old days there was such a thing as libel and the publishers avoided it. Early Newspapers Quaint The earliest Ohio newspapers were quaint things, weeklies with four pages and usually four or five col umns to the page. The whole front page and most of the rest of the paper was a solid mass of little ad vertisements like the want ads and classified of today. There were no display ads and only a “stick or two” of news scattered here and there in side the paper—only a few inches, set a column wide, at most. The new’s usually was three months or more old—letters and gossip brought in by travelers. There was little local news and no need for it. Everybody knew what went on in the town before the editor found it out anyway. Much of the news was from Paris, London and Philadelphia, then the country’s capi tal city. Cincinnati newspapers were oldest and nearly complete bound volumes of original issues from 1793 to date, inclusive, are in the Public Library and may be seen, and read by all for the asking—but you can’t carry them out. Many of the disconnected little items, ads, readers’ and editor’s ob servations and news hits as they ap peared word for word over 150 years ago may be interesting to readers of this column—the little things the writer runs onto but does not use in seeking material f»r it. Early Cincinnati Newspaper From the Cincinnati “Western Spy and Hamilton Gazette,” whose first issue appeared May 28, 1799, the fol lowing have been selected. It was yp TO **w/ in fuel BILL FINSULATE YOURT HOME WITH ZONOUTF the famous i VERMICULITE insulation STEINMAN BROS. LUMBER CO. 236-240 Cherry St. Phone: 360-W “Ask Steinman’s” THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON not the first paper published in Cin cinnati, “The Centinel of the North west Territory “Freeman’s Journal” and Maxwell’s “Gazette,” having antedated it, the “Centinel’s” first issue being dated November 9, 1793. It had four pages, SlaXlOVs inches and three columns on the page. The paper sold for seven cents a copy or $2.50 a year plainly proving that weekly newspaper publishers of to day stand guiltless of inflation or profiteering. From the “Western Spy,” the writ er quotes: “May, 17, 1799—Post Office—Notice is hereby given that a post-office is established at CHELICOTHA. All persons there fore having business in that pait of the country, may now have a speedy and safe conveyance by post for let ters, packets, etc.” In the same issue: “OBSERVE THIS NOTICE. I have experienced the many expenses attending my pump, and any FAMILY wishing to receive the benefits thereof for the future, may get the same by sending me twenty-five cents each Monday morning. Griffin Yeatman.” Yeat man was an early tavern keeper and had the first and then only well in town. Others used spring and river water. Thomas Goudy, on Mill Creek, ad vertising his corn-cracker mill: “As to the despatch of business I need say no more than that Mr. Jessup had 3^ bushels of corn ground in pre cisely eight minutes. I hope to gain a general custom but she is absolutely idle for want of work at present.” “June 25, 1799—We have, within these few days, experienced a greater degree of heat than was ever known in the country. On Thursday, the 20th, the mercury* rose to 103 in the shade, four degrees higher was ever known before. Friday, 21st, 100 Saturday, 22nd, 96 Sunday, 23rd, 100 Monday, 24th, 101.” “July 16, 1799—There is a vacancy at present in the SPY office for an apprentice to learn the printing busi ness ... A la| from 14 to 15 would meet with generous terms. One from the country would be preferred.” “July 23, 1799—A Runaway Ap prentice—Robert McGinnis advertises his boy, Philip Drum. A reward of sixpence worth of cucumbers would be given on next December.” Same date: “Capt. E. Kibby, who some time ago undertook to cut a road from Port Vincennes to this place, returned on Monday reduced to a perfect sketeton—he had cut the road 70 miles when by some means he was separated from his men. After hunting several days for them with out success he steered his course this way. He has undergone great hard ships and was obliged to subsist on roots, etc., which he picked up in the woods. Thus far report.” “Those indebted to Dr. Homes are desired to remit him the sums due— he being confined to jail deprives him of the pleasure of calling personally on his friends. They will therefore particularly oblige their unfortunate friend by complying with this request without loss of time. Hamilton County prison, Oct. 29, 1799.” The doctor was in jail for debt. “February 19, 1800,—No mail this week.” “Sept. 19, 1800—Notice to Smiths. A blacksmith is very much wanted at Dayton, there being none within 20 miles of the place, which subjects the inhabitants to great inconvenience. A smith might settle himself to good advantage here, etc.” “Feb. 5, 1801—Whereas, a certain woman who calls herself Mary and has for a long time passed as my wife but who is not, has eloped from my bed and board and taken with her some of my property, I hereby warn all persons—I will pay no debts of her contracting. Aaron Cherry.” There are thousands of little items like the foregoing—the funeral bak ed meats of yesteryear. Open Drive For Fairground Levy A county-wide meeting to be held in the Lima Central high school auditorium next Wednesday night at 7:45 o’clock will mark the opening of an intensive campaign in support of the proposed Allen County fair ground levy to be on the ballot at the November election. Don Lackey of Lima is committee chairman and Harry Marshall of near Bluffton vice chairman. BLUFFTON WILL JOIN IN FIRE PREVENTION WEEK (Concluded from Page 1) bed. and always to be sure that towels and curtains are kept away from kitchen stoves or ranges. Local insurance agents also urge a home fire drill during the week, especially from the viewpoint of teaching the little ones what to do if a fire breaks out in the house. Preparedness of this nature often can prevent a major conflagration or tragedy. Hold Fire Drills Agents also have stressed the importance of fire drills in schools, and special drills will be held dur ing the week in Bluffton High and Grade schools and Bluffton college. State laws provide that egress from I school buildings must be planned so that everyone will be out within two minutes time. Bluffton’s fire fighting equipment I is in top condition, Fire Chief Guy I Corson reported this week. The town has two modern pumper-trucks, one equipped with a 400-gallon booster tank for fighting rural fires. 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