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Noah Murphy is Wanted

“Local offices of the Red Cross Society have received a request from authorities at Washington in the search for Noah Murphy, a former discharged soldier.” “Noah Murphy, whose place of residence is unknown, will take notice that on the 1st day of October, 1932, Blanche Murphy by her next friend Mary Clifford, filed her petition …


Thomas Gaylor to Receive a Handsome Legacy

“A copy of the will of the late Mrs. Angeline Gaylord, the mother of Thomas G. Gaylord, of this city, was filed with the County Clerk of Jefferson County yesterday. It was dated at New York, June 26, 1876, and probated before Judge Isaac B. Matson.” “The instrument states that her personal property consists exclusively …


Divorce for Trifling Reasons

“William Price vs. Eliza A. Price. The parties were married in Virginia in 1871, and have six children. The petition alleges willful absence, and that she, on various occasions, did have unlawful intercourse with various persons, both in this county and in Athens, and for these trifling reasons he wants a divorce.”

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Whitewash Man is Sent to Jail

“Reuben Hunt, the half-witted chap who whitewashed pennies so that they looked like dimes, pleaded guilty in mayor’s court to obtaining goods under false pretenses, and was given a fine of $10 and costs, and 10 days in jail. Rube may be half-witted, but he is bright enough to rope people in on his bad …


Two Youngsters Divorce.

“Thomas E. Burt, an infant, by Thomas J. Burt, his next friend, plaintiff vs. Oly Burt, alias Oly De Berian, an infant over the age of fourteen years. At the time of the filing of this petition the plaintiff was nineteen years old. The parties were married at Ironton, Ohio, on the 3rd day of …


An Old Farmer Adjudged Insane

“Jerome Snyder, an old citizen of Jefferson township, has been adjudged insane by the Probate Court, and is waiting transfer to the Asylum at Athens. Mr. Snyder, who is an unmarried man, is 56 years of age, and has resided all his life in Madison and Jefferson townships. He has been eccentric in his habits …


Three Draw Fine on Liquor Counts

“Three person were fined when arraigned before Judge Horace L. Small in municipal court Friday on charges of violating state liquor laws.” ‘Thomas Holloway, 32, of Carey’s Run, charged with manufacturing liquor, was fined $100 and costs. He was placed under six months probation as to $75 of the fine.” “Lowell Rister of Star Yards, …


Angeline Slaughter Runs Off With Harry Miller

“Adams Slaughter seeks a divorce from Angeline Slaughter, because as he alleges, she willfully left him on or about the 15th of January, 1889, and since that time has been keeping a house of prostitution in the village of Wetmore, until recently, when she became enamored with one Harry Miller, so-called, with whom she eloped, …