Ironton Register THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1883

  • Frank Rolph and wife mourn the loss of their little girl, which died Friday night.
  • J. D. Clark’s little boy ate a hearty supper Friday evening and was a corpse before morning.
  • R. M. Magee is able to eat a good, square meal, but looks very thin.
  • My eyes never deceive me. Strange sights are to be seen in the dooryards of some of our neighbors, Sunday evening, about the time the Sunday evening caller is taking his departure.
  • The Association held at Rev. Geo. Jones‟ (do not have end of article)

Ironton Register THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1883

  • The type setter made a mistake in the Athalia items last week, concerning the Gallia Co. vote in the coming election. Gallia will give fifteen hundred majority for the Second Amendment instead of 150. Come Lawrence, don’t fall behind.
  • Every week, in our churches, may be heard prayers offered for the suppression of infidelity, but I fail to see the consistency in our class leaders and other prominent members praying thus, when at the same time they will maintain and bring into prominence infidelity by voting for the infidel, “Hoedly” And the question arises, why do these church members pray one way and vote the other? Surely, such prayers are meant for the ear of the world, and if they ever reach the ear of God, they are bitter and he speaketh them out of his mouth.
    · A meeting was held at Crown City, the evening of the 12th, for a joint discussion of prohibition and the Second Amendment between Rev. Chas. Creighton, and John L. Vance, of Gallipolis. Mr. Creighton favoring, and Col. Vance opposing prohibition. Mr. C. published in one of the Gallipolis papers a challenge to discuss the above stated question, which Col. Vance accepted. I attended the meeting, and it was quite visible that Col. Vance had the favor of the whiskey and hell part of the Half Acre, while the moral and pious part was in sympathy with Mr. Creighton’s side of the question. It takes an older head than Col. Vance to get away with black-eyed Charley.
  • I hear that Frank Anderson will not say which amendment he is going to vote for. Be a man and speak out, Mr. Anderson. We have no use for mutes in the Ohio Legislature. The democrats are telling all sorts of yarns on the republican candidates.
  • Democratic candidates can afford to feel good before the election for they don’t get a chance after the election.

Ironton Register THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1885?

  • Our little town is engulfed in mud.
  • Business is dull and the inauguration of the “new president” does not seem to enliven it.
  • Frank Rolph of the Str. B. T. Enos has been at home the past few days.
    · Mrs. Queen Marks is not expected to live. It is thought that quick consumption has set in. The doctor says she will not get well.
  • D. W. Taylor moves to the Anderson farm this week. We are glad to have them for neighbors.
  • Constable Bellar died last Tuesday evening at 8 p.m., and was buried in Millersport graveyard Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • Mrs. Eliza Neal is slowly recovering.
  • Mrs. Sarah Magee is very ill, but there is some hope of her recovery.
  • Mrs. Robt. Workman has been quite sick the past few days, but at present is better.
  • Miss Belle Ringo has been suffering from a severely sprained ankle the past week.
  • Athalia is the famous town for literary and debating societies.
  • The debating society met last Wednesday evening, and discussed the question, “Resolved, That capital punishment should be abolished.” There being only four speakers on the affirmative, and seven or eight on the negative, and by a little head work before the debating began, the decision was rendered in favor of the negative. Hugh Clarke in referring to Burr’s dual with Hamilton, declared that Burr ruined the whole Blennahassett family. Hugh is a wonderful speaker. One of the speakers on the affirmative …do not have end of this column.

Ironton Register THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1885

  • After a long absence we come again to greet the old time tired Register, and if this does not find way to the waste basket, we will feel that we are not entirely forgotten.
  • Farmers are grumbling about the dry weather, but some of them are plowing away. Corn is being cut and a good crop it is, too. Apples are falling fast. A few apple buyers have been in this community, but we hear few sales have been made.
  • Our village is adorned with a new school house. Clark Bros. bought the old building for $45. They will move it to the lot their store stands on.
  • Squire Beckett was called to Proctorville last Friday, to defend Orange Flower in a suit with the town of Proctorville, the latter bringing suit against Mr. Flower for delinquent wharfage. The trial was postponed.
  • Since we last wrote you, and about two weeks ago, Miss Louisa Anderson died of lung trouble and was buried in Rome Cemetery. Miss Anderson was a school teacher, and we believe a member of the Teachers’ Institute, and doubtless she will greatly missed by that honored body. Miss Anderson had a host of friends, and a large concourse of people followed her remains to their last resting place.
  • Mr. Dillon is still at work on the bridge abutments and reports that he will finish in about three weeks.
  • Miss Lola Chandler, one of our finest young ladies, wedded to John Irion, barkeeper on the str. B. T. Enos, last Sunday night, Squire Beckett officiating. May happiness and prosperity ever attend them, is the wish of the writer.
  • This place is very quiet, politically.
  • We would like to ask, Mr. Editor, why the papers do not discuss the proposed Constitutional Amendment? We have seen nothing on it, and surely the people ought to have the benefit of the press or others before voting upon it. We are of the opinion that it should not pass. Are we right? SPY. · [We speak of this elsewhere. – Ed. Reg.]

Ironton Register JUNE 9, 1887 – COMMISSIONER’S MEETING. The petition of people of Athalia for incorporation of that village was acted upon, and the village was incorporated.