All is stir and bustle in and about our place. Old neighbors are moving out and new ones coming in.
W. H. Corn has moved to Big Branch in Union tp., while the Rev. Samuel Wilson has taken up his abode at the “corners.”
J. Q. Wilson, H. Brown, Elisha Steele and others have taken up their beds and moved, in the last week. · George W. Humphreys has erected for himself a large two-story dwelling.
W. S. Massie is also erecting a frame dwelling.
W. G. Ward has two weeks of school yet.
Candidates are numerous for township offices, but we are not hindered from working by candidates for county offices. The majority of republicans here are for Sherman for President, but R. T. Lincoln has a good following, while others prefer our own J. B. Foraker. Democrats prefer to know none other than Grover Cleveland. With but a few exceptions, our people are solid for General Enochs for Congress.
Some of our neighbors persist in fencing in a part of the public highway. We think the Commissioners, Trustees, or Supervisors, should put an end to this, forthwith. WILKINS MICAWBER.
Ironton Register THURSDAY, MAY 03, 1888
The most interesting and instructive meeting ever held in this vicinity, was that of the Sabbath School Institute at Myrtle Baptist Church, on Friday and Saturday of last week. The Institute opened by devotional exercise by Rev. S. Wilson, this place. Rev. J. H. Willis then made the welcome address in which he did himself much credit. P. C. Booth being the only one that appeared ________ program, so far, when that point in the program was announced took the floor and one of the best lectures we ever listened to was given us from the topic, “The Sunday School teacher improving his Methods,” The universal verdict was good,” “good.” C. G. Keys added some thoughts and complimented the author highly. Revs. Kelley, Dillon, Mr. A. D. Bruce, Mrs. Morrison and others occupied the remainder of the time, and we were well entertained. The dedication of the Church took place Sunday morning when Elder Kelly announced that $226.20 must be raised before the Church could be dedicated, the word went out that the effort would fail to bring the amount but within a few moments the amount and more was secured and the house dedicated. WILKINS MICAWBER.
Ironton Register JUNE 7, 1888
On Ward’s hill, the cherries and strawberries are ripe, and as these two articles are somewhat of a rarity, everybody is trying to be first to show Mr. Ward their undying love for him and engage his portion of the fruit.
James Taylor has built himself a new house and is now residing therein.
The Sabbath School at Myrtle is suffering from the loss of teachers.
G. D. Webb, who was to preach for the people here Sunday, failed to show up.
The S. of V Camp received a long letter from W. G. Ward, telling of the manner in which Decoration day was observed at Pittsburgh, and urging the boys to “drill.”
Josie B. Clay is visiting her sister in Jackson, O.
Mrs. Elswick and son William spent the last week with us.
L. H. Clay is in Kentucky, recuperating. WILKINS MICAWBER.
Ironton Register THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1892
E. W. Blankenship has erected a neat and beautiful yard fence which adds much to the looks of his home.
Joseph Blankenship has become a citizen of our village and lives on the corner of Main and Broadway.
James Warren has resumed work on his road contract and the indications now are, that we will soon have a new bridge and a complete hard road from your city to next section beyond this place.
J. C. Martin is very badly engaged in his lime contract. A large pile of lime, resembling a coal pit in size, has been hauled and heaped up beside his crusher, which your correspondent is informed will begin its work of crushing next Wednesday.
J. C. Clay has erected a substantial and well arranged barn, and will soon begin work on his residence
L. B. Clay has obtained possession of the half interest of his brother, M. G. Clay, in a portable saw mill, and is now sole proprietor.
Mrs. Ella Humphreys continues very ill at her home above here.
Jackson Woods and Carl Smith, both of Rock Camp, were handling an old revolver last Thursday when, as is the usual result, it was accidentally discharged, shooting Woods in the cheek. The bullet ranged back into the neck, where it now remains, and Woods is suffering great pain this writing. Dr. Rodgers was sent for but could not come until the next day, when he informed Woods’ father that the ball was located in the neck, in close proximity to the jugular vein, and hence in a very dangerous place to operate upon, and refused to undertake it alone; and as no other physician has been called in, the boy still suffers its presence in his flesh.
We were mistaken in our last letter when we stated the Myrtle meeting had closed; it had, in fact, just begun. All week long, during the past month, crowds and throngs of people gathered at the church and the very deepest interest was manifested. The altar was crowded with seekers there being sometimes as many as 25 or 30 come forward for prayer. Great interest was manifest and much good accomplished. The meeting was conducted by Rev. Joshua Dillon but he was ably assisted by Rev. Joseph McKee, Jr., of Soliday, and the pastor, J. H. Webb. At the conclusion of the meeting, Sunday, 21 were baptized. Four of this number were people over 50 years of age. Two of them, R. (or A.) T. Blair and Green B. Lambert, being old soldiers. Many others were grown up people and heads of families. More than 40 members have been added to the church. Mrs. William Johnson, an old lady who has more than a half dozen grandchildren, united with the church Sunday morning and was forthwith baptized. MICAWBER.
Ironton Register April 14, 1892
Mrs. Frank Ross died Saturday and was buried Sunday. She had the la grippe and had about recovered when suffered a relapse which resulted in her death.
R. W. Blankenship has sold his span of mules to J. C. Martin for $300.
We understand the bridge across the creek here will be completed this week.
The election passed off Monday with the old time enthusiasm. There were over three hundred votes cast. The following are the officers elected: Justice of the Peace, J. M. Mayes; Trustee, Simeon Neal; Clerk, G. W. Corn; Assessor, James A. Jenkins.
J. C. Martin is somewhat delayed in his lime crushing; being unable to get the lime hauled to the crusher, on account of bad roads. He is getting along very well considering this inconvenience.
Thomas Capper is at work on his road contract, this week, with a large force of hands. · J. M. Gore sold two fine beef steers to an Ashland butcher, Tuesday.
J. M. Clay is visiting in Ironton this week. MICAWBER.