Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Muskingum River Closed By Ice

Marietta Daily Times, December 18, 1909

Freezes Over for First Time During Present Winter.

For the first time this year, the Muskingum river is frozen over and boys are skating upon its surface. The river has been full of floating ice for several days and this morning about 6 o'clock a gorge was formed near the Putnam street bridge and unless the warm weather comes soon, a heavy blockade of the ice will be formed.

Near Washington street the surface of the shore ice is quite smooth and a number of boys were skating there this morning. The ponds and small streams are also frozen and from present appearances some good skating will be afforded local lovers of the sport.

At Oak Grove Cemetery, the fountain which occupies a prominent place in the artificial lake, has formed a most beautiful cascade, as the water freezes upon emerging from the pipe. It has now attained a height of over six feet, while at the base it is probably twelve feet across and is gradually becoming larger as the water is still flowing through a hole in the ice. Its form is unusually beautiful and is attracting much attention.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Old College Field To Serve As Ice Skating Rink Again

The Marietta Daily Times, December 10, 1930

Skaters will throng the old college field this winter provided there is sufficient cold weather to freeze a coating of ice over a large municipal pond that is being constructed this week. Hundreds of boys and girls will hail the improvement with its promise of real fun when zero temperatures swing in from the North.

Mayor F. A. Steadman and his advisors decided several days ago to build a rink at Fourth and Butler streets and the college authorities promptly gave permission. A crew of men began operations there this week under direction of T. N. Fenn, park superintendent.

Several weeks ago the mayor and service director built a rink for West Side people, locating it at the Harmar playgrounds. There is a question if it will hold water as much of the bed is underlain with cinders, but continued cold weather will take care of that defect, it is believed, and if it works it will be a popular place.

The ice rink on the college campus is not an experiment as it was originally built under leadership of C. L. Flanders and other public-spirited men a number of years ago. It is large and will accommodate a large number of skaters.

About 20 men are being employed by the city in building the rink and the work thus provided will help some in reducing demands upon the public charity fund.
 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ranaway

Marietta Intelligencer, October 15, 1840

Ran away from the subscriber on or about the 5th of October, my daughter Polly. Also, left my bed and board on the 26th of Sept., without any just cause or provocation, my wife Sarah Dolan. This is to forewarn all persons from harboring or trusting either of them, as I am determined to pay no debts contracted by them.

I should not have advertised my wife had she not run me in debt since she left, for clothes which she did not need, having left hers at home and refused to take them, and I feared she would run me in debt more.

John Dolan
Adams

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Launch Drive For Building

Marietta Daily Times, December 16, 1922

W. C. Mills, Curator of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, which exercises guardianship over the historical properties of the state, was the principal speaker at the meeting of the recently organized Historical Building Association of Washington County in the Chamber of Commerce rooms on Friday afternoon.

J. C. Brenan presided over the meeting, with R. E. Thomas as secretary. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss plans for a prospective campaign to be waged through the Representative to the General Assembly and the Senator from this district in an effort to procure an appropriation of $100,000 for the construction of a fireproof memorial structure on the site of Campus Martius, which is now the property of the state, the new structure to house the valuable historic relics and treasures of this, the first settlement of the great North-West.

The plan for the agitation for the appropriation was definitely formulated through a resolution that was voted for unanimously by the representatives present at this meeting, in that a bill will be framed for presentation to the next General Assembly, urging the recognition and appropriation which is the rightful heritage of this city and county, whose history has made history for the state more than any other place in the state.

President Brenan will appoint a committee from the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Ad Club, Woman's Centennial Association, D. A. R.'s, Colonial Dames, Civic Federation, Farm Bureau and Granges to work in the agitation for promoting this campaign in the legislature.

Representatives from the various organizations of men and women interested in this project were present in the meeting Friday, the list including the following:  W. W. Mills, H. E. Smith, E. Frank Gates, R. M. Beagle, G. W. Hovey, N. N. Thorniley, Asa Ward, B. F. Sprague, John Mills, Miss Willia D. Cotton, Miss Rowena Buell, Mrs. W. D. Bedilion, Mrs. Asa McCoy, Miss Ida Merydith, Mrs. Asa Ward, Mrs. O. D. Owen, R. E. Thomas and J. C. Brenan.

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Armory Site Is Offered State

Marietta Daily Times, December 8, 1909

Council Adopts Resolution Setting Aside Section of Ice Harbor Lot

A tract of land extending south 185 feet from the federal property to a point near the road leading to the Phoenix mill, and running back to the Muskingum river, will be given to the State of Ohio as a site for a National Guard armory. A resolution giving, granting and releasing to the state this property for the purpose set forth was adopted by the City Council at an adjourned session Tuesday evening. As it is said the Ministerial Trustees will give their consent to the transfer, the matter is apparently settled.

According to the best information obtainable, the State Armory board will have plans prepared and will let contracts for a $25,000 armory here as soon as possible after its funds are made available by the legislature at its coming session. It is presumed that the site offered will be accepted as suitable, inasmuch as Adjutant General Weybrecht viewed recently and thought it an ideal spot for such a purpose.

All members of Council except Dr. Donaldson were present at the session. Councilman Baker reported for the Finance committee that Colonel Knox had expressed himself as satisfied to recommend to the state board a tract fronting 185 feet on Front street, instead of 205 feet that had originally been asked for. He recommended the adoption of a resolution offering the smaller tract.

The resolution was passed to its second and third readings by title only and adopted by unanimous vote of the six members present.

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Timely Notice to All

Marietta Intelligencer, March 23, 1853

Sayre's Floating Daguerreotype Boat will remain but a short time longer at Marietta. All those wishing to secure one of those perfect likenesses which are so desirable, would do well to call soon, as they may perhaps never have a better opportunity of procuring so desirable a miniature as those procured at the FLOATING ARTIST.

Gentle hints, friendly reader. If you have a mutual friend in whose welfare you feel an interest, and your feelings are reciprocated, that friend will value as a precious memorial your Daguerreotype miniature, if executed in Sayre's superior style at the Floating Artist. If you are still blessed with parents, and no artist's pencil has truly traced the liniments of his or her familiar face or form, you may well set the part of wisdom to advise or persuade them to visit without delay Sayre's Daguerreotype boat and have their likeness taken in his superior style of art. Reflect for a moment how many have lost a Father, a Mother, Sister, Brother or an innocent prattling child, and have not even a shadow of a resemblance to look upon. After the separation, some little toy or a trifling article is often kept for years, and cherished as a token of remembrance. How much more would be one of Sayre's perfect Daguerreotype miniatures of the loved and lost. Reader, perhaps you cannot do a better thing while your mind is upon the subject, than take an hour or two now, and visit the floating Artist. Then you may, at some future period, have reason to feel grateful for these gentle hints from

J. S. Sayre, Daguerreotypist,
Floating Artist
Marietta, March 1, 1853

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fire

The Marietta Intelligencer, April 8, 1858

The Gun Smith shop of A. C. McGirr was destroyed by fire last night about 2 o'clock a.m.  The loss is supposed to be near seven hundred dollars.  It was, probably, the work of an incendiary.  The shop had been closed, and no fire had been used in the shop during the day.  When the fire was discovered the door was partly open and the bar bent.  The Shop had, doubtless, been opened by burglars.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Peregrine Foster

The Marietta Register, October 1, 1874

One of the Forty-Eight Who Landed in Marietta, Ohio, April 7, 1788

Peregrine Foster was the son of Hon. Jedediah Foster and Dorothy Dwight, of Brookfield, Massachusetts. He was descended in the sixth generation from Reginald Foster, founder of the family in this country. The descent is through the oldest son: 1st, Reginald Foster, first in America; 2d, Abraham, born  in 1622; 3d, Ephraim, born in 1657; 4th Ephraim, Sr., born in 1687; 5th, Jedediah, born in 1726; 6th, Peregrine, born in 1759.

Reginald Foster was descended from Sir Reginald Foster, made Baronet in 1461. He came to Ipswich, Massachusetts, from the West of England, in 1638, with his wife and seven children, four of them sons. One of his daughters married a Story, ancestor of Chief Justice Story.

On his mother's side, Peregrine Foster was descended from John Dwight, ancestor of all who rightfully bear that name in this country. The line of descent is: 1st, John Dwight, first in America, came in 1634 or 1635; 2d, Captain Timothy Dwight, son of John, born in 1629; 3d, Captain Henry Dwight, of Hatfield, Massachusetts, born in 1676; 4th Brigadier General Joseph Dwight, born in 1703; 5th, Dorothy Dwight, born in 1729, married Jedediah Foster in 1749.

John Dwight came from Dedham, England, in 1634 or 1635, and settled in Dedham, Massachusetts. It is said he brought with him a valuable estate, and was a wealthy farmer in Dedham. He was an eminently useful citizen and Christian in that town, and was one of the founders of the Church of Christ gathered there in 1638 for the first time.

President Dwight, of Yale, was one of his descendants. Peregrine Foster married, at Brookfield, July 10th, 1780, widow Polly Bradshaw, daughter of Ebenezer Parkman, of Westboro, Massachusetts. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and was present at the execution of Major Andre, October 2, 1780. He was then twenty-one years old. After the close of the war, he removed to Providence, Rhode Island, where he read and practiced law for a few years with his brother Theodore.

In 1786, Mr. Foster joined the Ohio Company, formed in Massachusetts, under the direction of General Rufus Putnam and General Tupper. At a meeting of the Directors of the Company, held at Bracket's tavern, in Boston, November 23, 1787, it was ordered that four surveyors be employed, under the direction of a superintendent, with twenty-two men to attend them, and to these should be added six boat builders, four house carpenters, one blacksmith, and nine common workmen - making in all forty-eight men - to proceed, in the employ of the Company, to the mouth of the Muskingum, to make a settlement on the Company's lands, and to remain in the employ of the Company until July 1. 

These persons were all subject to the orders of the superintendent, General Rufus Putnam. They were divided into two companies. Twenty-two assembled at Danvers, Massachusetts, early in December. These, under Major Haffield White, formed the advance party. Among them were the boat builders and mechanics. The surveyors and others of the Pioneers met at Hartford early in January 1788, and proceeded, under the charge of General Putnam, to join the advance party, whom they overtook at Simrell's ferry on the Youghiogheny, February 14, 1788.

Mr. Foster joined the second company. The passage over the Alleghenies at that season of the year was very perilous. An unusual amount of snow had fallen that winter. The obstacles in their path were numerous. At Strawsburg the roads became impassable for wagons, and they were obliged to construct sledges to transport their baggage and supplies over the mountains. They, however, arrived without serious lost at Simrell's ferry in February and there joined Major White's party, which had reached that point January 21.

Owing to the severity of the weather, but little progress had been made in the building of the boats which were to convey them from that point to the Muskingum. General Putnam's presence, however, infused new spirit into the Company, and the boats were completed and ready to descend the river by the 2d of April. The large boat was first called by the builders, "Adventure Galley," but was afterwards named the "mayflower." She was, according to Dr. Hildreth's account, "forty-five feet long and twelve wide; estimated burthen fifty tons. Her bow was raking or curved like a galley. She was strongly timbered and covered with deck roof. She was intended to run up stream as well as down, but was unwieldy, and only used a few times on voyages of this kind." Beside this boat there was a flatboat and also three canoes.

With these boats the pioneers, having taken on their stores, provisions, &c., embarked for the mouth of the Muskingum, which they reached April 7, 1788. The morning of April 7th was cloudy and rainy. The banks of the Muskingum were thickly grown with sycamore trees, whose branches, leaning over the river, obscured the outlet, and before they were aware of it, they had passed the upper point, where they intended to land, and were unable to stop, till a short distance below Fort Harmar. The Commander of the Fort sent soldiers and ropes by which they were brought back, and the boats landed about noon at the Point (Marietta) in the Muskingum, a little above its mouth.

Mr. Foster, being one of the surveyors, assisted in laying out the town, to which the name of Marietta was given in honor of the Queen of France.

In June 1788, he returned to his family in Providence, Rhode Island, intending to remove them to Ohio. He was not able to do this immediately, and while delayed, the Indian War broke out, and he did not on that account, go west until 1792. At that time, hearing of some massacres by the Indians in the neighborhood of Marietta, he went to Morgantown, Virginia, now in West Virginia, where he remained for four years, teaching school, and engaging in such other business as he could find. While in Virginia, he was chief Magistrate of his county, Associate Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, and several times Representative to the State Legislature.

July 14th, 1794, he writes from Virginia, "In consequence of a Commission from the Governor of Virginia, appointing me Magistrate for the county of Monongalia, I have now three appointments from the Governor and the General Assembly, not one of which is worth a penny, and as little honor as pay." After the close of the Indian War in 1795, he removed with his family to Belpre, Ohio, where a part of his land was located.

There he improved his farm and built a dwelling house on the banks of the Ohio, nearly opposite the mouth of Little Kanawha. He was one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Ohio, from September 1797, to march 1803, at which time the Territorial Courts were closed by the organization of Courts under the new State Constitution. His associates in that Court during that period were Gilbert Petit, Dudley Woodbridge, Daniel Loring, and Isaac Peirce.

Mr. Foster resided on his farm in Belpre until his death, which occurred August 17, 1804, at the age of 44.

In the year 1808, his widow married William Browning, Esq., a prominent farmer of Belpre, whose farm lay near that of Mr. Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. Browning both died in September 1823.

The children of Peregrine Foster were:

Polly Parkman, born 1781
Seraph Dwight, born 1782
Peregrine Pitt, born 1786
Betsey Marietta, born 1788
Frederick Augustus, born 1791
Theodore Sedgwick, born 1793

Polly Parkman Foster married deacon William Dana of Newport, Ohio. She died 1815, aged 31. She had six children.

Seraph Dwight Foster married John Breck of Boston, afterward of Caswell, Ohio. She died 1806. She left one child.

Peregrine Pitt Foster married Elizabeth Cushing, daughter of Col. Nathaniel Cushing of Belpre. He died February 1815, aged 28, leaving no children. She died at the age of 87, a widow for 49 years.

Betsey Marietta married Stephen Dana of Newport, Ohio, brother of Deacon William Dana, both of whom were sons of Capt. William Dana, of Belpre. She died April 9, 1870, aged 81, for 36 years a widow. They had nine children.

Frederick Augustus Foster married Sarah Arnold of Lancaster, Ohio. She died 1831. He married second wife Elizabeth Wilson of Lancaster. Mr. Frederick Foster is still living in Lancaster and is the only one of this family who survives. He has had nine children, only four of whom are living.

Theodore Sedgwick Foster married Jane Barclay. Died 1825, without children. Mr. Peregrine Foster is described as one "distinguished for uprightness and honor, for his energy and perseverance, and was of fine personal appearance and affable manners."

The above facts were obtained in part from Dr. Hildreth's Pioneer History, and from the Public Records of Washington County, also from the History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Mass., by Benjamin Dwight and the Life of General Putnam.

A.T.N.

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Campaign Wagers - 1880

The Marietta Times, November 11, 1880:

One of the many queer bets of the campaign was paid on Friday night by Enos Harding wheeling Will Morse in a wheelbarrow from the City Hall in Harmar to the Court House in this city and return.  The Hon. John Irvine, who was a party to the wager, fanned Mr. Morse with three large palm leaf fans, during his fatiguing ride.  The Turner Band escorted them over the bridge, while quite a crowd followed them to their journey's end on this side, where Sheriff Stedman met them and furnished something substantial for the inner man.

Wheeling Register, November 9, 1880:

News from Notes from Parkersburg, W. Va., Nov. 6, 1880

Our city to-day witnessed the closing scenes of a novel procession from Marietta, Ohio, the result of a political wager on the late election.

In the event of the election of Garfield, J. Hill of Marietta, Ohio, agreed to trundle a wheelbarrow filled with shavings, from the Court House at Marietta to the Court House in Parkersburg, W. Va., a distance of 12 miles and according to the terms of the wager, was to make the distance in 3 hours and 29 minutes (329 you know).  

A light wheelbarrow was constructed for the occasion, and accompanied by the other party to the wager, Mr. J. Phlug in a buggy, and with a few friends on foot, they left the starting point, crossing the Ohio river at Williamstown, and down the West Virginia side to Parkersburg.  The hero of the occasion is a small man, rather below medium size, but is certainly possessed of good nerve and indomitable courage to undertake such a trip through the mud and rain.

The Standard brass band of Marietta came down to Parkersburg on a boat, and with quite a number of our citizens, met the hero at the northern end of the city and escorted him to the court house, where they arrived in a drenching rain storm, a few minutes ahead of the specified time, and was received with a rousing cheer.

At this time Col. Jere Hill appeared on the balcony of the Hill House, and in a few well chosen words, bade them welcome to our city and closed with an invitation to the hero of the march and all accompanying friends, to walk over to the Hill House and refresh the inner man, which was accepted, and a vote of thanks tendered their hospitable host.  

The wheelbarrow was on exhibition in the clerk's office for an hour, where it was examined by your correspondent.  It was something after the style of an ordinary wheelbarrow, but very light, and nicely painted, and ornamented with small flags.  Each side bore that single word which struck dismay to the thousands of Democrats on the 3d of November - "defeated."  In the centre stood a small flag staff with the following:  Time 3.29.  After all had partaken of a good dinner at the Hill House and some music by the band, our visitors left for their homes.
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Supernatural Knocking

The Marietta Intelligencer, February 14, 1850:

Some time since we were requested to publish a detailed account of a mysterious "Knocking at the Door," at nights which alarmed the people of Rochester, N.Y., who attributed it to spiritual agency. Not having much faith, we declined inserting the report of a Committee appointed to investigate the matter, or to notice particularly the statements of the press. The mystery was explained by a learned professor in the American Journal of Science as the effect of the vibration of a dam over which water falls. It turns out, however, to have been a trick played upon the wise ones by some mischievous girls. It was a piece with the mysterious ghost-talkings of some Pugh family in Wood County, Virginia, a few years ago - which most of our readers here-abouts well remember.

Brother Jonathan, Vol. 4, No. 5, Feb. 4, 1843:

The Last Ghost Story - A Mr. Pugh, formerly of Wood county, Va., who died some years ago, is said to have revisited this wicked world within the last two weeks, and every night holds a conversation with his children. We are prepared for any exhibition of credulity and superstition which may be offered us. The success of Mormonism and Millerism makes every thing in that way possible.

Marietta Intelligencer, January 19, 1843:

Ghosts. We have a strange account of the appearance of ghosts to the people across the Ohio in Wood County, Virginia. A Mr. Pugh, who deceased some years since, has come back to this sinful world and every night holds conversation with his children. So goes the story. Our correspondent "Nimshy" thinks it strange that"Pugh should rise first," as indeed do all the old gentleman's acquaintances.

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Macksburg Landmark

Marietta Register, August 2, 1890

Mr. and Mrs. George Butts and Miss B. Rice of Marietta are entertaining a party of "young folk" from the city at their beautiful country residence here. The sound of their merriment and music reminds us, almost sadly, of a decade or more agone, when their sainted mother, the late Mrs. George Rice, was "Lady of the Manor." Never was hospitality more royally dispensed than by her hands. Never was woman more revered and loved than she. A comforter to the sorrowing - a "Mother Bountiful" to the needy, a friend to all, endeared her to every one within her influence, while her womanly sympathies, generous deeds, and true nobleness made an impress on this people lasting as time. When tidings reached us of her death in an eastern city, whence her family had bourne her, hoping for relief, every heart was filled with sorrow, and when the funeral car bearing her remains to her home in Marietta passed through our village, all was hushed and mute with sadness. She is now but a hallowed memory, a pleasing recollection that we cherish as something dear and sacred.

The Rice homestead, historically, antedates anything in our neighborhood. In the year 1815, John Baptiste Regnier, M.D., a native of Paris, France, a gentleman of wealth, rare culture and finished education, came to this country, even to the Valley of Duck Creek - then a wilderness - and pitched his tent, intending to make this his permanent abiding place. With skilled builders, himself the architect, he began the erection of a French Chateau. (The same modernized is now the Rice house.) Ere the completion of his elegant home, Dr. Regnier was stricken by fever and died in 1821 in a little log hut across the creek, almost opposite his beautiful "villa," which was finished and occupied by his widow, children, and children's children a score or two of years; thence it went to strangers.

Mr. Regnier may well be called the father of Aurelius Township - by him it was organized and named (being County Commissioner), by him the forest was cut down, and the country opened up, by his efforts a post office was established, known as Regnier's Mills, P.O., and he was the Postmaster. He built the first mills on the waters of Duck Creek, a grain and saw mill. This saw mill sawed the lumber used in the building of his house, and in the making of his coffin. Mr. Fuller, a carpenter of Marietta, one of the workmen on the unfinished house, made the coffin. He donated the land and laid out a cemetery and was himself the second person to be buried there.

As a physician there was none like unto him; of great intellectual capacity, he was also a man of fine sensibilities and kindly sympathies, and his tender treatment of suffering was as efficacious as his medicine. Mrs. Regnier was of English birth, Content Chamberlain, a good woman,worthy to be the companion of such a man. After his death, she in a measure took his place at the sick-bed. Their children were Alfred, Hannah (Mrs. W. W. MacIntosh), Feliz, Julius, Francis, John, and Aurelius. Mrs. Aurelius Regnier still lives in Marietta. Felix is the only one of the children living.

Not a vestige of the ancient glory of the "Regnier Chateau" is to be seen in the "Rice Cottage," formerly of brick it is now a frame structure, while the spacious rooms, lofty ceilings and broad halls have been remodeled into a more comfortable and convenient home, only the east wing remaining and that enclosed in frame. The grounds were never so beautiful.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Accident

The Marietta Intelligencer, January 13, 1859

The second daughter of Prof. E. B. Andrews, a little girl of about five years, was severely burned this morning by her clothes taking fire.  She had locked herself in a room, and, as is supposed, in playing with the fire, her clothes ignited.  Her screams aroused the family, but as two doors were locked, the room could be entered only by a very circuitous route.  Before anyone gained access to it, she had unlocked a door and gone out, and was found out doors.  The burns are on her back and shoulders, and quite severe.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hippodrome Will Open

Marietta Daily Times, May 18, 1911:

First Performance in New Theater to be Given Tonight.

Pretty Play House is Completed and Strong Show Secured.

The new Hippodrome, on Second Street next to the Union depot, will open this evening with a strong bill. Workmen have been engaged night and day for the past week, in putting the finishing touches to the new playhouse, and the opening will take place as advertised.

As a theater for vaudeville, the Hippodrome leaves little to be desired. The stage is large, being 24 feet wide and 23 feet deep. On each side there are two dressing-rooms of ample size, and on either side a toilet room. There are five drops which will remain in the house always, and will be used by any performers who do not carry their own scenery. There is room for at least fifteen drops. The seating capacity is 657.

There are two curtains, one of asbestos, which is in front of the canvas curtain. The latter has a handsome painting of an old mill scene on it, and this adds a great deal to the appearance of the interior of the structure.

The stage is especially well lighted. The border-lights are larger in size, and the foot-lights are greater in number than those in the Auditorium.

The owners of the theater have exerted every effort to have a building which would be adequate for their needs, at the same time be a credit to the city, and how well they have succeeded will be shown to their patrons when they pay a visit to it.

Theodore Weber is the president of the company, C. A. Frantz, secretary and treasurer, and Albert Schafer, manager.

The bill this evening is a strong one and the orchestra will be under the direction of Carl Becker.


Marietta Daily Times, May 19, 1911:

New Hippodrome Opens With Capacity Houses

Vaudeville House Has Good Bill for Its Opening Attraction.

Two audiences of over 600 each greeted the performers who opened the new Hippodrome Thursday evening. While the box office was open from 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the crowd which swarmed around the entrance of the theater before each performance was so large as to wholly block the sidewalk.

The theater is an exceptionally good one, and while no attempt has been made so far to decorate the interior by paintings or wall decorations, yet it is a pretty edifice. It is of ample size to accommodate the large crowds which will be attracted by the high-class acts that will visit the city, the seating capacity being over 650.

The headliner of the bill for the opening evening was the 5 Alarcons, who are Mexican street singers. They are all splendid vocalists, and the soprano singer is a star. Raymond Knox, who is billed as "That College kid" is also a good singer and the song which he sings, "Only Dreaming," is good for not less than three encores. Brelle and Retlaw do a singing, talking and dancing turn, and seemed to please the audience. They will be at the Hippodrome for the balance of the week.

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Red Light District Becomes Thing of Past in Marietta

Marietta Daily Times, April 8, 1915

Keepers Agree to Close All Their Houses

Fines of $200 and costs were assessed against the four proprietresses of disorderly houses in this city when they were arraigned before Mayor Okey just before noon today. Upon their agreeing to abate the places at once, the fines were suspended. The conditions of the suspension make it impossible not only for the women to resume the conduct of the places, but prevents them leasing or renting their places for immoral purposes.

Another condition of the suspensions was that the women are prohibited from occupying any other houses in the city for immoral purposes, and that the fines may be in force upon their violating any of the city ordinances. The women in court were Mary Snider, 231 Ohio Street; Anna Slack, 313 Ohio Street; Pearl Anderson, 313 Church Street; and Lucy Lee, 128 S. Third Street.

The following statement was made by Mayor Okey before disposing of the cases:

"In carrying out the plan of trying to secure the best condition of order possible in the city, it was necessary to give attention to the so-called social evil. It was attempted to control the evil as far as possible by preventing the increase in the number of houses, and by suppressing those not disposed to observe order. During the last year, six houses have been closed and the inmates dispersed, and one assignation house was prosecuted. Applications made by keepers of houses in other cities to set up here were turned away. All with the view of finally reaching the point of entire suppression of all public houses so far as the authority provided would authorize.

"The progress has not been rapid, and was conducted with as little sensation as possible. No credit will perhaps be given any where for what has been done, and criticism may be expected from those who use the cloak of pretended piety and morality to promote business or political purposes. The present proceedings will close out, by the voluntary action of the defendants, all public houses having regular inmates. The houses of assignation, which are a great deal more objectionable from several points of view than a house with regular inmates, will remain to be treated as evidence can be obtained to suppress them.

"In taking action in the present cases, I wish to say frankly that the closing of these houses is, in my opinion, only the beginning of the suppression of the evil. An eminent historian has said that 'in all nations, ages and religions, a vast mass of irregular indulgence has appeared, which has probably contributed more than any other single cause to the misery and the degradation of man.' The law may reach those who, like these women, are openly conducting houses; but the ten times greater number who are constantly contributing to the misery and degradation of humanity cannot be reached by law. The experience of the world has demonstrated  that human passions cannot be controlled by laws on the statute books. The reformation in this regard, if ever made, must be in the homes, the schools and the churches, and especially in the homes."


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Death of Tom Keene

The Marietta Tri-Weekly Register, February 25, 1890

Last Saturday morning Tom Keene died peacefully in his chair in the Scott House. He came to Marietta after the close of the war with Andy Wagner, from Parkersburg. He was a colored man, aged about 68 years. He was a great banjo player and singer of comic negro melodies. While in the army he accompanied those celebrated troopers, the "Black Horse Cavalry." One of his more favorite pieces was the "Charge of the Cavalry," in which he gave the sound of cannon, clash of arms and rattle of sabre and musket on his banjo.

Tom was a nervy, brave man, and was nearly killed, some years since, while preventing the escape of prisoners from the county jail. A burly fellow hit him over the head with an iron bar, but Tom defended the door and drove the whole gang back to their cells.

For years past he has been in bad health and amused the public from place to place, for a small sum, on his banjo. 

But Tom is dead. He was born in slavery and his relatives are unknown. Often, when singing his song of "The Swanee River," and of his old Southern home, a tear would gather in his eye and the big, brawny fist would wipe it away, as he tuned his instrument and sang humorous ditties to his patrons.

Tom sang many a song in his most hilarious mood when his heart was sad and mournful. There was a grief which burdened him beneath the film of a genial word to all he met. It was this: He was once sentenced to the State penal institution for shooting a colored man who had wronged him and who had compelled him to do an act to a bully who had overborne him, until, in his desperation he sought his own revenge. But he was soon pardoned out.

He served as jailer under ex-Sheriffs Hicks and Steadman, when his strength was herculean and his nerves were those of steel. But Tom, like many white men, yielded to his love of liquor and many a song went to pay the price of a drink.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Infirmary

The Marietta Times, January 6, 1870

Last summer we paid a visit to this institution and reported, with some detail, what we saw and heard. The substance was favorable to the Superintendent, William Gill, and to the Directors, Messrs. F. A. Wheeler, John Dowling, and S. E. Fay. By invitation of Mr. Gill on New year's Day, we again went out to the Infirmary Farm. The roads were muddy and the weather raw, with a tendency to rain. The very worst bed of mire we went through was Greene Street in Marietta. The mud pike is in tolerable order - perhaps as good as we ought to expect.

The County Infirmary has been in its present location since 1838. Before that, from 1835 to 1838, it was near town, where Mrs. Cone now lives. The main building, of frame, was put up at the start and is in an excellent state of preservation. The house to the northeast, where most of the paupers spend their time, was built in 1846. The "Jail," as they call it, was erected in 1854. This is used for the confinement of the insane poor who cannot be safely allowed at large. There are three such in the Infirmary now, but once in awhile a fourth and fifth become violent and have to be put in durance. The Dining Room dates back to about four years ago. These structures constitute the household arrangements, so far as buildings are concerned.

Entering the house where the paupers spend the day, we noticed in the first was room, two old men: Josiah Dow and John Delaney. Mr. Dow has been here with occasional intervals since 1865. In his prime he was a steamboat engineer and one of the best; but he was somewhat given to intemperance; was never provident for the future, and so, here he is, at three score and ten, the recipient of public charity. He came to Marietta, as we understood, in 1818. John Delaney, his room mate, is a native of Prince Edward's Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He was a sailor for 16 years of his life, and afterwards became a farmer. Mr. Delaney is 75 years old and has been in the "County House" about three years. He is a civil and good sort of man. Mr. Gill has him employed as gardener and says that he is the best hand on the farm. An incurable fever sore, which exhausted his money and his health, brought him here to end his days.

There are sixty persons in this place, 25 females and 35 males. Most of them are the aged or the infirm in body or mind, or both. Natural imbecility seems to be characteristic of nearly all that we saw. The proportion of paupers from intemperate habits is remarkably small, there being but three in the concern whose condition is directly traceable to drunkenness. One of these, an old man of 60, once owned a farm up the Muskingum River in Adams Township, but he drank it up. He now sets as steward to the kitchen, and is steady and clearheaded, but broken somewhat in health. His wife, who brought him most of the property he once had, is here with him, a hearty old woman. She manages well, bears her misfortunes with firmness and never pines about the causes which led to pauperism, when a better lot was rightfully hers.

Mr. Gill will be Superintendent for the next year. He is one of the best men for the place that can be found. All that we said last summer is but confirmed by what has since transpired.
  

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Butchers May Close Sundays

Marietta Daily Times, April 1, 1921

Marietta butchers at a meeting Thursday night in the Chamber of Commerce building acted favorably upon a resolution to keep their places of business closed on Sundays.

The practice generally followed at present is to open for a few hours on Sunday, some conducting business until 9 a.m. and others till noon.

All but three or four meat dealers were present.  A committee was appointed to see the absentees relative to the closing plan.  If all markets consent, the plan will be effective soon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Saw Mill

American Friend & Marietta Gazette, September 13, 1826

For sale, the Saw Mill, known by the name of Regnier's Mill, 20 miles from Marietta, on Duck Creek. This Saw Mill is allowed by competent judges to be the best in this part of the country, is in good repair, and situated in a thriving settlement. All kinds of lumber are ready sale at the Mill. As there is no other mill within ten miles, it would be an excellent stand for a Carding Machine, which, by a judicious calculation, might be propelled by water the year round with little exception.

There are also two farms for sale - one adjoining the said mill, containing 119 acres of excellent land, well watered and timbered, with 26 acres of improvement, two log cabins and one log barn. The other farm contains 86 acres of choice land, one mile from said mills, and is watered by a beautiful clear stream running through said lot, with excellent springs thereon and well timbered, with about nine acres of improvement, two log cabins, twenty-five choice apple trees, and a number of other kinds of fruit trees. 

Said property will be sold separate or together, to suit purchasers. One fourth of the purchase money will be required down, the remainder in two and three years. Horses and cattle will be received in part payment. For further information, enquire of

J. M. Chamberlain, living on the premises, or
Julius Regnier, Gallipolis 

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On the Day Before Her Death Came Word of a Fortune

The Daily Register, January 23, 1899

Parkersburg, West Virginia, January 20 - Mrs. J. P. Eddy died suddenly in Ritchie County, yesterday. The life of Mrs. Eddy was a very romantic one.

She was raised in luxury in Pennsylvania and was married to Eddy against the wishes of her parents. She accompanied her husband to a small cabin on a rented farm in Ritchie County. She adapted herself to the surroundings and the couple were supremely happy amid hardships. They were frugal and industrious and were soon able to purchase the farm, and additions were made until the farm became a large estate and the cabin gave way to a more comfortable home.

Later if was found that the Eddy farm was splendid oil territory, and riches poured in upon them, but happiness departed. Troubles ensued, engendered by jealousy, and both parties sued for divorce. Several weeks ago Mrs. Eddy went to Harrisville where depositions were taken in her case. On her way home she was taken with a chill, and the next day she was suffering with pneumonia.

During all these years she had not heard from her girlhood home in Pennsylvania, but on the day before her death, a letter bearing the postmark of her native town was handed her. It was from a prominent attorney, a friend of her youth. He wrote that her father and mother were both dead, and in the settlement of the vast estate, her share was $80,000. Her death occurred the next day.

[Phebe Stackpole Eddy, died 27 Dec 1898?]


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ask a Street in Rathbone

Marietta Daily Times, March 19, 1915

Residents of Rathbone Addition have petitioned the County Commissioners to open a fifty-foot street from the street car station at the road crossing, to the Minshall home, opposite the Children's Home, and running parallel with the street car line.

In Doan & Mann's Rathbone Heights addition a deal is pending for the sale of property upon which the prospective owner plans to erect a building for a store.

The addition may soon be the site of a new church building, a well known local minister being active in the work of agitating interest in the erection of a place of worship in the addition. Doan & Mann have agreed to donate ground for the site.

E. Patterson of Mill Creek has moved into the C. A. Whiston property in Rathbone Heights addition.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Brewer's Art Studio

The Marietta Times, December 9, 1869:

Our people should see the portraits of Colonel Mills and William F. Curtis at Mr. Brewer's studio over Pearce & Triem's Drug Store. As likenesses, they cannot be bettered. Besides, the artist has shown consummate skill in every detail of the work before him.

We cannot but express the hope that Mr. Brewer will be appreciated and patronized, as he should be, in a community like this. It is seldom that one so thoroughly master of his profession is at the service of those who wish to procure excellent portraits of themselves or of their friends. 

It is folly or nonsense to engage pictures - as some do - by having a photograph taken here, while the work of the painter is done elsewhere. The proverb, Descriptions decide nothing, is absolutely true in respect of persons. To make a good likeness, the artist must see the subject of his pencil, even though casually and but once. Otherwise, the portrait will be weak and unsatisfactory.

The Marietta Times, December 30, 1869:

 Mr. Brewer is now at work on portraits of President Andrews; W. H. Oldham, Esq.; William Warden, of the National House; and Dr. Stout. The pictures, as yet, are unfinished, but sufficient progress has been made to show that they will be good likenesses. 

It is worth the time and trouble to pay a visit to Mr. Brewer's studio over Pearce & Triem's Drug Store, on the Island. We have, heretofore, spoken in decided terms of his merits as an artist, and we could now but repeat what we said then. We do not believe that better work than his can be procured in the large cities, and we are certain that in Cincinnati, pictures greatly inferior to those which he produces, command twice the price he asks for a portrait.

The Marietta Times, January 27, 1870:

Mr. Brewer has finished a crayon portrait of W. H. Oldham which is worth seeing. It is not only a good likeness in that the features of his face are all there, but the vigor and force of expression which he has managed to throw into it make it one of the best pictures we ever saw.

A portrait of Mr. Warden of the National House, done in oil colors, will be recognized at once by anyone that has ever seen him. There are besides, admirable likenesses of other Marietta men - Col. Mills, W. F. Curtis, President Andrews, R. M. Stimson, and N. Fawcett.

Mr. Brewer will stay but a little while longer, and those who wish to have first-rate portraits should now avail themselves of this, the best opportunity they will ever have. No better pictures can be produced anywhere. To satisfy yourself of this, call at his studio, over Pearce & Triem's Drug Store. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Green-Horn's First Trip to Marietta

The Marietta Times, May 1, 1890

Away back in the 1830s when this country was thinly settled, I took my first trip to Marietta. My father was a plain farmer, and like most plain farmers, used a yoke of oxen and cart to haul his produce to market, to trade for groceries and other necessaries.

As my brother was going to Marietta with a load of produce, my father told me I might have all the walnuts I would gather and could go with my brother to sell them. I went right to work and gathered two bushels. I had heard father speak of all the principal stores, and was familiar with the names of most of the people who lived there. Most of the old settlers traded with Joe Hall. The business part of the town was from Hall's to Mills' corner on Ohio Street.

My brother drove down Greene Street to the market house, which was a building about fifty feet by twenty-five, and stood where the National Hotel now stands. As we backed up to the market house, a man came up and asked me what I had in the sack. I told him walnuts. He bought them and paid me two quarters for them. 

I started down town feeling very rich. Finally I came to a store where there were piles of cheese, cakes and crackers. I stepped up to the counter and asked a big red-faced man for a quarter's worth of crackers. He weighed out a pan full and asked me if I had anything to put them in. I took off my saw-tooth cap and held it up for him to put them in. He poured them in and I started out, but he told me to wait and get the rest of them. He weighed another pan full and asked had I no other place to put them. I opened my hunting shirt, which was belted around my waist, and he poured them in. 

I started back to the market house, carrying my cap full of crackers in my hands. When I got to the cart I emptied them into a half-bushel we had along and started for home. I had crackers enough to last for months, and so ended my first trip to the celebrated city of Marietta.

Old Boy.
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Children's Home

The Marietta Register, August 19, 1864

It being necessary to appeal to the public for aid in behalf of the "Children's Home," under Miss Fay, the following statement of facts is submitted, showing its history and condition.

The institution was founded in the spring of 1858 and has been in successful operation for six years.  The plan was conceived and carried into execution by the wisdom, energy, faith and means of a woman, to stand to her lasting honor.  She purchased a farm of 32 acres, and erected the buildings by her own resources, at a cost of $2272, receiving some small assistance from personal friends who sympathized in her unusual undertaking.  Her faith had conceived the enterprise of rescuing the children of poverty, in this county, from their degradation, and she consecrated her life and property sublimely to the task.  The first offering was all her pecuniary resources, made by her own labor in teaching, and the portion received of her father's estate, amounting, as already stated, to $2272.

The more difficult task was then the carrying out of her plans in the erection of buildings, the management of the farm, and the conduct of the institution, commencing at once in an old log house with the care of four children, increased during the year to 13; all of which she superintended and carried forward by her own indomitable energy and courage.

The improvements since made, and the stocking of the farm, have cost the additional sum of $1311, making a total of $3583; while the expenses for the six years of conducting the institution have been $5451, being an average of $908 per year.  The appropriations from the county for the same period have been $4528, being an average of about $755 per year.

Miss Fay makes no account of the interest on her capital invested, nor of her own services.  Both these are gratuitously thrown in, beside the income of her farm.  This is the noble offering she makes for the support and education of these children of want.

The total number of these children in six years is 66, of which 18 have found good homes, 12 have died, and 10 been removed by their parents.  The number at the close of last year was 27, of whom three only were over nine years of age, and eight were under four years of age.  This fact will serve to show what the care and labor must be, connected with such an enterprise.

Miss Fay employs a teacher six months of the year, and during three other months the children attend the common school of the district, so that they have schooling during nine months of the year.

She also provides half the necessary medical attendance, and the labors of a nurse; and these cannot be small, when the children with but few exceptions are subject to disease or some physical defect, when first brought under her care.  Their health, however, has in nearly every instance improved, while their moral condition more deplorable at the beginning than their physical, has been marked by the most wonderful improvement.  From almost utter ignorance of God and the Bible, and all laws of truth and honesty, they have been made to know the blessedness of religious instruction, and rendered happy under the same, becoming uniformly attached to the "Home."

The county has heretofore allowed $1 per week to a child.  During the present year they appropriate $1.25.  But owing to the increased expenses of living, this falls short of meeting the necessary expenditures from $4 to $5 per week, for which no means are provided - or, say, from $200 to $250 per year.

An effort was begun, last year, to secure legislative action, which would enable the County Commissioners to make ample provision for such an institution, and it is hoped that the next winter will see this effort consummated.  In the meantime it is necessary for the people of the county to come to the aid of this noble philanthropic enterprise.  It is an honor to old Washington County that one should have been found among her daughters, who had the genius to conceive, and the benevolence and courage to execute such a scheme as now stands a monument to her praise.  She has believed that the work was of God.  In all her straits she has gone to him for help, and her testimony is, that she has never failed to receive the assistance which she needed.  She believes that He will now provide for her, and not suffer her charge to fail; but will put it into the hearts of those who care for the suffering and poor to supply that which is lacking.

After consultation had with some friends of this cause, it is proposed and requested that this statement of facts be read on the next Sabbath in the churches of the county, with a view to obtaining donations.  And it is hoped that the towns through the county will interest themselves in this object.  Donations may be made in money, produce, clothing, or whatever else may be found useful in such an institution.

Donations may be sent to William F. Curtis or Buell & Bro., Marietta.

Thomas Wickes
  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Boat Club

The Marietta Intelligencer, April 9, 1859

Some of our young men have formed a Boat Club, and obtained at Pittsbugh, an A-1 four oared boat, named Reindeer.  It is about 40 feet long, has a breadth of 3 ft., with a sheer forward, of 13 ft., and aft of 17 ft.  The bow is very sharp and cuts the water like a knife.  It is handsomely painted, and fitted out with a carriage to convey it to and from the water.  Yesterday a trip was made of her speed, and under the stalwart arms of four veteran boatmen, the circuit of Kerr's Island was made in fifty-three minutes.

We understand that another Club is about to be formed, and a rival boat to be built in town.  Success to the boat clubs - there's no exercise better fitted to develop the physical system than boat rowing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Recollections of E. B. Clarke

Sunday Morning Observer, April 15, 1917

We are in receipt of a mighty interesting letter from Mr. E. B. Clarke, an old Marietta boy, now living at Athens, and in which he says, after some very complimentary words about Marietta, the town, the people and the Observer:

"The paper interests me very much and I thought I might contribute to the cause by sending you some 'scraps of paper' giving some early recollections.

"It might be asked by what authority I announce myself as a historian. I think my credentials will admit me. My grandfather arrived at Marietta soon after those who landed on that memorable seventh of April. I was a school boy at Marietta and played football in Butler Street while a student at the Western Liberal Institute. Afterwards was for several years employed in the offices at the Court House and in the Post Office. Did I become acquainted with any of the Marietta people? Yes, I knew them all, but now I fear I would be a stranger but not in a strange land. J. W. Nye was about the last survivor of those I knew so long ago.

"They were good people, I have never found better."

Factories

Marietta Bucket Factory, John Newton, manager, at ferry landing, Harmar. There was another bucket factory at the north boundary of Harmar, buildings afterwards used as a pow factory. There was a flour mill adjacent. Marietta Woolen Factory, operated a few years, now Nye's stove foundry. Henry Wesselman did the painting at the Chair Factory. There was a barrel factory near the foot of Washington Street. A wooden pump factory was operated near the Exchange Hotel. M. J. Morse's tannery East side Second Street, near Butler. Two large dogs pumped the water by treading a wheel.

J. O. Cram's flour mill, just above the railroad bridge, was burned. A man named McBride owned the mill on the West side of the river. McBride was arrested as the incendiary. He shot Davis Greene, the attorney who defended him, and when about to be arrested for attempted murder, committed suicide by shooting.

Owen Frank's machine shop on Second Street built machinery for steamboats, mills, etc., and manufactured cotton plows which were shipped by the boat load to Mississippi and Louisiana.

Steamboats were built at the shipyard in Harmar.

John Hall had a cracker bakery on Ohio Street.

A. & S. Fuller manufactured furniture by hand, no power machines.

J. Naylor had a boot making shop on Gilman Street for many years.

A. Weber's tailoring establishment was on the island between the bridges on Front Street.

W. B. Hollister had a marble shop on Gilman Street. Peter McLaren's shop was on Front Street.

First gas works built about 1855. Previous to that time we carried lanterns when on the street at night.

Hotels  

Mansion House by Mrs. F. Lewis, near junction of rivers. Marietta House by C. W. Moseley, Third and Ohio streets. Biszantz House by C. F. Biszantz, Butler Street, west of Front. National Hotel by N. Fawcett, Greene and Second streets. Brophy House, Ohio and Third streets. Exchange Hotel (afterward Putnam House), Gilman Street, near river. Harmar House, diagonally across street from Putnam's store.

Banks  

Marietta Branch, State Bank of Ohio, I. R. Waters, cashier. Benedict Hall & Co., private bank. D. G. Mathews, member of firm.

Some Marietta Merchants

A. A. Darrow & Bros., C. & S. Shipman & Co., George M. Woodbridge, John M. Woodbridge, John Brophy, George Benedict, William F. Curtis, Gates & Payne, David Putnam, L. & D. Barber, A. Stone, James Holden, D. Holden, Bosworth Wells & Co., John Marshall, C. F. Biszantz, Gerd Wendelken, W. B. Thomas, Wilson & Waters, A. B. Waters, r. P. Iams, J. Ebinger, John Mills, Mills Iams & Dana, were dry goods and some general merchandise.

J. B. Hovey, A. L. Guitteau, Bosworth Wells & Co., retail grocers.

Hovey, Iams, Battelle & Co., wholesale grocers. 

 J. C. Paxton, S. H. Paxton, cigar store and factory.

Gurley & Cross, C. E. Glines, George Jenvey, Edwin Fuller, books.

W. L Ralston, S. Slocomb, boots and shoes.

E. B. Perkins, Cotton & Buell, Buell Brothers, drugs.

J. W. Baldwin, David Anderson, M. T. Peddinghaus, watches and jewelers.

Bosworth Wells & Co. (two stores, one groceries), A. T. Nye, Rodick Brothers hardware.

Hugh Brennan liquor store, Greene Street, only drink shop in town.

L. Soyez "ice cream saloon" on Ohio Street. General Lafayette visited Mr. Soyez.

Reckard & Fawcett operated a livery barn on Third Street near Greene and owned the only omnibus.

A. W. Sprague owned a low water steamboat of which he was captain. It made trips up the Ohio.

Physicians     

F. Regnier, J. D. Cotton, H. Trevor, Seth Hart, ____ Sawyer, S. P. Hildreth, George Hildreth.

Dentists     

E. H. Allen, J. A. Tenney.

Newspapers     

Marietta Intelligencer by Beman Gates was the Whig newspaper. T. L. Andrews became owner and editor, and he sold it to R. M. Stimson who changed the name to Register. A. W. McCormick was editor and owner of the Republican, the Democratic organ. McCormick sold the paper to William Scott and became a captain in the Civil War. The Republican soon ceased to exist. William Lorey published the Marietta Demokrat, a German paper. It had a short existence. E. Winchester of the Home News, published that paper for a few years. Tradition says the Marietta Gazette was the first newspaper and that Caleb Emerson was editor.

Early Postmasters     

A. L. Guitteau - Fillmore's administration and before.

Nathaniel Bishop - Pierce's administration.

A. W. McCormick - Buchanan's administration.

Sala Bosworth - Lincoln's administration.

Teamsters     

All draying and probably delivery of coal was done by two ox teams in dump carts owned by "Sink" Munsey and M. Torpy. James Goldsmith operated the first two-wheeled dray.

The Fair     

The first Agriculture fair was held in the Court room of the old Court House. The live stock, consisting of eight or ten cattle and a few sheep, were on exhibition on the square north of Scammel Street and east of Third. No houses on that square at that time.
  
   

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Registrants Listed by Two County Draft Boards

The Marietta Daily Times, July 11, 1941

Starting below is the list of new registrants who now are among the potential U. S. Army draftees of Washington County. These young men reached their 21st birthday after the first registration day, October 16, 1940, and so registered on "R" Day No. 2, July 1, 1941.

After the national lottery, tentatively scheduled for July 17, has been completed in Washington, D. C., each registrant can tell by the serial number that accompanies his name just where he fits into the sequence of induction. When this sequence has been determined by the lottery, each registrant will exchange his serial number for a permanent order of induction number.

In the following list, the first name after each serial number is the registrant for Board No. 2 (which includes Marietta) and the second is the registrant for Board No. 1. All these names and serial numbers are posted on the bulletin boards at the Marietta Armory.

S-1, Roy Eugene Radabaugh, 211 Market Street, and Richard Ishmael Armstrong, Coal Run.

S-2, James Harold Delaney, Box No. 343, Marietta, and Ralph Arthur Hall, Beverly.

S-3, Ernest Earl Masters, Marietta Route 6, and Bruce Clark Richards, Beverly.

S-4, Walter Harold Archer, Jr., 422 Seventh Street, and Hershel Eugene Thorne, Beverly.

S-5, Bryan Moorehead, Fayerweather Hall, and Ormond Ranson Lucas, Little Hocking.

S-6, Delmar Eugene Addlesburger, Reno, and Thomas Wesley Hinzman, Lowell Route 4.

S-7, James Allen Schafer, 325 Fourth Street, and Edwin Charles Duncan,Watertown.

S-8, Ross Edward Greene, 506-1/2 Lancaster Street, and Harold Richard Matthews, Marietta Route 6.

S-9, William Everett Epler, 733 Glendale Street, and William Joseph Burkhart, Marietta Route 3.

S-10, John Harris, Jr., 632 Pearl Street, and John Chester Thompson, Vincent.

S-11, William Harvey Lawrence, Marietta Y.M.C.A., and Delbert Earl Theis, Lowell Route 2.

S-12, Howard Glenn McIlyar, 111 Scammel Street, and Richard Neil Christy, Marietta Route 2.

S-13, Frederick Joseph Kremer, 407 Fourth Street, and John Quincy Perry, Lowell Route 3.

S-14, Ira Milo Pinney, Matamoras Route 3, and Adrian Lloyd Devol, Lowell Route 1.

S-15, George Washington Knowlton, Matamoras, and John Wylie Davis, Lowell.

S-16, Dean Robert Wark, 1149 Third Street, and Emmett Bishop Patterson, Marietta Route 4.

S-17, Ray Alfred Allender, 211 Ohio Street, and Roy Edward Cooper, Marietta Route 2.

S-18, Waldo Vilas Siegfried, 120 High Street, and Harold Edwin Cunningham, Stockport Rural Route (Washington County).

S-19, Robert Ellsworth Ralph, 422 Third Street, and Robert Neal Milner, Waterford.

S-20, Henry Clay Hookey, 519-1/2 Pike Street, and James Palmer Reed, Stockport Route 3.

S-21, Clyde Stanley Duvall, 121 Warner Street, and Guy Harold Stephens, 316 Walnut Street.

S-22, Vilas Donald Johnson, 434 Maple Street, and Austin Ralph Heslop, Gosset Fork.

S-23, Carl Frederick Kathary, Marietta, and Roy Dale Bennett, Bartlett.

S-24, Dale Courtney, Matamoras Route 3, and Gerald Dean Watson, Vincent Rural Route.

S-25, Richard Paul Robinson, 522 Front Street, and Lawrence Jefferson Carrol, Marietta Route 2.

S-26, Gerald Thelin Swaney, 813 Quarry Street, and Marion Kenneth Russell, Stockport Route 3.

S-27, Gordon Hogue Edwards, Rinard's Mill Route 3, and Clarence Brewer, Belpre Route 1.

S-28, Philip Edgar Allen, 104 South Third Street, and Harold Thomas Nice, Stockport Route 1.

S-29, Frank Detlor Flanders, 306 Washington Street, and Clesson Devaun Moore, Lowell.

S-30, Donald Stewart Smith, 533 Fifth Street, and Howard Webster Mayle, Cutler.

S-31, Richard Lang Meister, 605 Wooster Street, and Edwin Day Erbse, Whipple Route 2.

S-32, Paul Howard Bailey, Matamoras Route 3, and Gerald Donley Cozzens, Waterford Route 1.

S-33, Henry Victor Price, Matamoras Route 5, and Randal Ray Schmidt, Lowell Route 2.

S-34, Wilbur Everett Caseman, 132 South Fourth Street, and Ray Arthur Harra, Waterford Route 2.

S-35, Richard Rodell Gee, 112 Porter Street, and Ray Oliver Wallace, Waterford.

S-36, Paul Edgar Dye, 111 Highland Street, and John Boyd Story, Waterford.

S-37, Clyde Athey Brannan, 117-1/2 Wells Street, and Earl William Sams, 120 Main Street, Belpre.

S-38, Raymond Joseph Bostaph, Rinard's Mill Route 2, and Clark Floyd Lincicome, Marietta Route 4.

S-39, Donald Allison Beaver, Matamoras, and Austin Propst, Marietta Route 4.

S-40, Richard Raymond Porter, 834 Front Street, and Doy Ray Stollar, Watertown.

S-41, Leon Roger Edwards, Rinard's Mill Route 2, and Francis Raymond Burchett, Beverly.

S-42, Edgar William Beardmore, 315 Gilman Avenue, and Daniel Thompson Orndoff, Waterford.

S-43, Clinton Harvey West, 201 South Fifth Street, and Vincent Andrew Arnold, Lowell Route 4.

S-44, Loren Alexander Nolan, 614 Eighth Street, and William Barnett Mason, Waterford.
 
S-45, Albert Oscar Burke, 733 Eighth Street, and Leroy Cline Ford, Vincent Route 1.

S-46, John Minch Taber, 605 Cutler Street, and George Edwin Payne, Waterford Route 1.

S-47, Virgil John Binegar, Matamoras Route 4, and Chester Almon Payne, Waterford Route 1.

S-48, Daniel Arnold Thompson O'Neill, 113 Vine Street, and George Raymond Arnold, Marietta Route 2.

S-49, Kermit Franklin Callihan, 210 Franklin Street, and Lawrence Kellis George, Little Hocking.

S-50, John Boughton Henthorn, Marietta Route 1, and Lyle Franklin Ryan, Rockland.

S-51, Harry Edward Hall, 221 Second Street, and Ralph Elbert Wiley, Rockland.

S-52, William Jennings Dennis, Jr., Marietta Route 1, and Wayne Chester Binegar, Dart.

S-53, Warren G. Petty, Marietta Route 1, and Harry Austin Kidder, Belpre Route 1.

S-54, John Douglas Richards, 521 Fort Street, and John William Buck, Belpre Route 1.

S-55, Neil Franklin Green, 125 North Hart Street, and Lyle Frederick Huffman, Elba, Route 1.

S-56, James Clayton Carpenter, 132 South Fourth Street, and Orlan Louis Newell, Rockland.

S-57, Roy Harvey Boley, 228 Ingleside Avenue, and Herbert Anson Roe, Marietta Route 4.

S-58, Charles Wesley Swaney, Star Route, Reno, and Leonard Leroy McGill, Cutler Route 2.

S-59, Eugene Edward Vadakin, 330-1/2 Fourth Street, and Howard Clifton Spencer, 216 Main Street, Belpre.

S-60, Charles Daniel Barth, Star Route, Reno, and Franklin George Campbell, Little Hocking Route 1.

S-61, Lewis Edgar Canary, Marietta Route 1, and Kenneth Ray Christopher, Fleming Route 1.

S-62, Elmer Riggs, Jr., Newport, and Albert Thomas Ray, Marietta Route 3.

S-63, Robert Leroy Sutton, Marietta Route 3, and Raleigh McCarl Mitchem, Fleming Route 1.

S-64, Earl William Ruble, Matamoras Route 4, and Harold Raymond Lowther, Jr., 606 Main Street, Belpre.

S-65, Albert Harry Prunty, 714 Eighth Street, and Lawrence Alfred Church, 702 Main Street, Belpre.

S-66, Robert Eugene Fouss, 123 North Hart Street, and William Graydon Kearns, Waterford.

S-67, Frank Leroy Milligan, 412 Greene Street, and Denzle Forest VanFossen, Rockland.

S-68, William Woodrow Pettit, 132 South Fourth Street, and Carl Heck, 310 Maple Street, Belpre.

S-69, Louis Robert Moore, Matamoras Route 1, and Wilbert Leslie Sloter, Cutler Route 1.

S-70, James William Brown, 108 Market Street, and Acel McDonald, Belpre.

S-71, Arthur Gurdon Eggleston, 725 Second Street, and Clyde Simers, Center Belpre.

S-72, Wilbur Willard Casto, 745 Glendale Street, and Harvey James Ritchie, Constitution.

S-73, Ishmael Earl Williams, Rinard's Mill Route 2, and Ray Elwood Morris, Fleming.

S-74, Delbert William Weber, 629 Seventh Street, and Robert Dale Stille, Lower Salem Route 1.

S-75, Derald Ballard Brown, Marietta Route 6, and Stanley Henry Morrow, Lower Salem Route 1.

S-76, Frank Weber, Jr., Marietta Route 3, and Emerson Waldo Sweet, belpre Route 1.

S-77, Richard Eugene Lancaster, 313 Franklin Street, and Harvey Edward Doman, 308 Fourth Street, Belpre.

S-78, Charles Francis Covey, Marietta Route 3, and Bernard Gale Goddard, 709 Charles Street (may be transferred to Board No. 2).

S-79, Orville Harrison Winland, Wingett Run, and Robert Miller Overmyer, 203 Maple Street, Belpre.

S-80, Charles Richard Nealis, Matamoras Route 4, and Philip Leon Mayle, Vincent.

S-81, Robert Eugene Giffen, 1242 Third Street, and Carl Harold Brethauer, Little Hocking.

S-82, Jack Edward Saffell, Marietta Route 6, and Richard Paul Shutts, Rockland.

S-83, Louis Henry Smith, 145 Harmar Street, and Randall Roger Bailey, Belpre.

S-84, Wilbur Freeman Miller, 108 New Street, and Herman Gregory Kern, Waterford Route 1.

S-85, Richard Scott Hartung, 408 Prospect Street, and Walter Regis Moore, Little Hocking.

S-86, Raymond Cornell Ritchey, 311 Elm Terrace.

S-87, Charles Eugene Staats, 735 Eighth Street.

S-88, Robert Earl Walters, 909 Phillips Street.

S-89, Otis Francis, Newport.

S-90, Raymond Emerson Pfeiffer, 206 Meigs Street.

S-91, Robert Uel Shuman, Marietta Y.M.C.A.

S-92, Henry Edward Albrecht, 708 Fourth Street.

S-93, Earl Pershing Kuhn, 601 Virginia Street.

S-94, Henry Gillin Castin, Jr., 218 Greene Street.