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Short Articles From WESTERN ARGUS

Newspaper Published 1818-1843

Milestones Vol. 5. No 4--Autumn 1979



Terms of Subscription

The "WESTERN ARGUS" will be published every Friday morning at TWO DOLLARS per annum, exclusive of postage, payable half yearly in advance.
No subscription taken for less than six months, and no paper discontinued until all arrearages are settled. A failure to notify a discontinuance is always considered as a new engagement.
One half of the subscription will be taken in any kind of grain.
Advertisements inserted at the rate of one dollar per square, for three insertions; every subsequent insertion, twenty-five cents.
Communications by mail, must be post paid, otherwise they will not be attended to.


The subscriber has new bellows, anvil, and vice, and a well assorted stock of iron; he owns an excellent situation for country custom, and is desirous of obtaining some good workman at that stand. A shop, tools, and a dwelling house, if wanted, will be furnished. He is very desirous of obtaining some person to accept the offer, as he has considerable employment himself. If the applicant has a family, they can be accommodated with useful supplies; if without a family, he can get boarding at the place. However, be it clearly understood that no person need apply, unless he brings respectable recommendations of his sobriety and moral worth, and is capable of doing country work, such as horse shoeing, making axes, hoes, chains, &c. Early application is desireable.
John Bever, Georgetown

Half a cent Reward

RUNAWAY from the subscriber on the 10th of January last, an apprentice boy fourteen years of age, named WILLIAM JONES.
Whoever will bring back said runaway shall be entitled to the above reward, but neither thanks nor charges. All persons are forbid to harbour or employ said runaway at their peril.
JAMES MOODY, Green township

Indian and Bear

The Montreal Courant relates that an Indian Squaw suckled a young bear which she had caught, weaning her child for the purpose. The cub became, in a short time very fond of his nurse, and would search her out among the crowd. This would seem to strengthen Dr. Franklin's opinion, that there is no such thing as natural affection.


The subscriber offers for rent, for one or more years as may be agreed upon, his FARM & SAW MILL on Bready's run about one mile from Mr. John Might's tavern, on the road leading from Beaver to Lisbon, and about six miles from Beaver-there is upwards of forty acres cleared and under good fence with a comfortable cabin house and double barn. The Sawmill is in good order - the whole is now in the occupancy of S. M. Crail. Possession will be given the first day of April next: apply to the subscriber at his residence, three and a half miles from Beaver.
N.B. A good sawyer would find employment at the Saw-mill of the subscriber where he resides. J. K.

Notice to Creditors

TAKE NOTICE, that I have applied by petition to the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver county, for the benefit of the laws made for the relief of Insolvent Debtors, and that the said judges have appointed the second Monday of April next, for the hearing of me and my creditors at the court house in the borough of Beaver, at which time and place you may attend and show cause if any you have have, why I should not be discharged.
Chippewa township


On Thursday the 15th inst. by the Rev. Robert Ralston. Mr. Caleb Pyle of North Sewickley township, to Miss Jamima Halladay of Washington county.
On Tuesday the 27th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Merrel, Mr. George Kirkendall, of Ohio township, Beaver county, to Miss Shirts, of Columbiana county, Ohio.


The stage loaded with eleven passengers, on its way from Beaver to Pittsburgh, on Tuesday last, between Economy and Jackson's tavern, upset. Mrs. Eakin was the only passenger injured, and not considered dangerous. The top of the stage was very much broken. The fault is said not to be in the driver, but the road. It is very strange that a road on which there is so great a thoroughfare, that so little attention is given to it by the supervisors.


We are highly gratified to see the noble and humane spirit that prevails in our county, in making contributions for the suffering Greeks. Mr. Rapp, in Economy, has agreed to take the wheat, rye and corn that may be given as donations, & pay the cash for them. He has generously given $50 himself.

Distressing Occurrence

On Saturday evening the 17th inst. about midnight, Mrs. Hannah Buchanan left her residence in a disordered state of mind-and although several hundred persons have been almost constantly in search of her, not the least information is yet obtained. If any person has seen her and will give information to any person in West Middletown, it will relieve a number of distressed relatives and an anxious neighborhood from most alarming apprehensions. Her age is about 42; of middle stature; black eyes and hair; had on when she went away a brown flannel dress.
Cross Creek township, Washington county, PA.


On the 25th inst. Mr. Joseph Dixon of Ohio township, aged 88 years; an old and respectable citizen of Beaver County.
Died at Sandusky in the month of July last, Mr. William Spicer, who was at an early period taken prisoner by the Indians, and who lived among them until his death. He married an Indian woman, and left a number of children. He had a donation of land made to him that is very valuable. It is believed he has relations in Pennsylvania, whom Mr. Rodolphus Dickerson, the Administrator, is anxious should have intelligence of his death.
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