Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Ohio Gazette and Virginia Herald, December 9, 1811

About an hour before day on Friday morning, the shop of Messrs. Justus and Manly Morse, Tanners and Shoemakers of this town, was discovered to be in flames.  In a short time, the shop with all its valuable contents, including a great quantity of leather, was reduced to ashes - and in all probability a very extensive and destructive fire was only prevented by the favorable course of the wind.  The owners have sustained a serious loss, and there is a suspicion that some vile incendiary committed the act.  It is a fact, that night robbery and pilfering have been carried on to a very considerable extent in this town, for several months past: the idea of keeping the business still or secret, until the thief is taken, is ridiculous.  The more sly and crafty the thief finds his adversary for his detection, the more caution and dexterity will he use in keeping the secret.  Whoever the thief or thieves may be, they have evinced much skill in their occupation of late. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tin Plate

Ohio Gazette and Virginia Herald, May 21, 1810

The Subscriber respectfully informs the inhabitants of Marietta and its vicinity that he has commenced the tin plate working business in all its various branches, which will be done on the most reasonable terms, and hopes by a steady attention to business to merit the favors of a generous public, which will be gratefully acknowledged by

Philip Worthington.
Marietta, May 21, 1810

N.B.  A liberal price will be given for old brass and pewter.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In Trouble

The Marietta Register (Weekly), August 2, 1894

W. P. Hendershott Arrested for Selling Whisky Without a License.

W. P. Hendershott, better known as Pat Hendershott, was arrested last evening, by officers Mason and McAllister.

He was taken before Commissioner Guyton, to answer to a charge of violating the internal revenue laws, by selling liquor without a license.

He was put under a bond of $300, to appear Monday afternoon, for a preliminary hearing.  John Wenzel put up security for Hendershott, and he was released.

In Hendershott's room, on Second street, near Foundry alley, were found two kegs of blackberry wine, one-half barrel of whisky and one keg of gin.

The arrest was made on the information of a domestic, who, it is expected, will testify that Hendershott has been disposing of his stock of liquors.  The deputies say that he has been selling whisky there for some time.  The strength of the case against Hendershott will be known Monday, when the Government introduces its evidence against him.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Arrested After Five Years

The Marietta Register (Weekly), August 2, 1894

Nathaniel Jones is Arrested for a Robbery Committed in 1889.

Justice is sometimes slow, but it is generally pretty sure.

Such will be the case if the following charges are proved true.

This afternoon, Constable Theis brought Nathaniel Jones, of Reynolds' Run, to this city, and lodged him in jail, on a State warrant.

He is charged with breaking into and robbing the store of Fred Hoffman, of Rea's Run, of about $50 worth of goods.

The robbery was committed Aug. 25, 1889, and until yesterday no arrests were made.

Jones was arrested upon information furnished the officers who say they have long suspected Jones and now have a strong case against him.

'Squire Cady bound Jones over to the next grand jury.

A Register man saw Jones at the jail.  The prisoner said that the arrest was a put up job against him and he thinks he can prove his innocence.