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In with all the other papers I found this newspaper clipping. I think it was from 1963. It was about old local (Cardington) newspaper clippings dating back to 1890.

Mulhauser & Kahnheimer, Cardington merchants advertised “men’s suits 65 cents on the dollar, men’s underwear 19 cents, cashmere pants 89 cents and worth $2.50. Suits $3.99, worth $10. Fur caps 89 cents, worth $2.50. Ad was signed - Joe Kahnheimer, artist cutter.

S. Benbow, dealer in shoes and boots on Marion St., Cardington, advertised his famous $3 and $4 shoes in either button or Congress styles. “The $4 shoe fits like a stocking and requires no “breaking in,” he stated. “The $3 shoe is absolutely the only shoe on the market at this price in which durability is considered before outward appearance.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of First National Bank of Cardington was announced for the second Tuesday of Jan. 1891, for the purpose of electing directors for the ensuing year by E. J. Vaughn, Cashier.

The J. C. Judson & Co. of Chicago announced: “Save $36.50 on your ticket to California. Our personally conducted California excursions in broad gauge Pullman tourist sleeping cars, via Denver & Rio Grande R. R (the scenic line of the world) leave Chicago via Chicago & Alton R. R. at noon Saturday every week, each excursion in charge of an efficient and gentlemanly excursion manager.”

The C. C. C. & L. R. R. announced a schedule of eight trains that then passed through Cardington, four going south and four north.

Henry Purvis, the Cardington real estate agent, announced:"110 acres near Chesterville, good house, 11 rooms, cellar, barn 35x45, orchard, small fruit, running water - $4,000”.

Two acres residence property in village, orchard and small fruit, barn - $1200. "Another residence property in village with good house and lot - $1000.”

Slicer & Wells have opened a carriage shop in the old Fluckey Building, Main Street, Cardington, and manufacture first class buggies, surries, phaetons and new style jump seats. Repairing in all its branches, trimming, painting and blacksmithing. Having had years of experience in the business, we feel well qualified and competent to select the best materials and will give our patrons every advantage of skill and honest workmanship.

This is when Slicer & Wells
Buggy Repository was
located on Park St.

Marlen Steward has a Slicer & Wells carriage which he has had restored. If anyone knows anything about these cariages,
please e-mail me at:

This ad was in another partial sheet of the paper for Jan. 7, 1891. Another news article paper head-front page of the same paper headed: Women’s Club in London (England) - Where Feminine Pleasure Seekers go for Amusement. Perhaps the most notable point about women’s amusements in London is that they are so completely unorganized in the form of clubs or societies, says an exchange. For instance, there are a number of ladies who can play a really good game of whist but there is not a feminine whist club, or are there tricycling touring societies, after the fashion of men.

The Rambling Club of the Peoples Palace allows feminine members to join it, but to what extent this privilege is appreciated by the sex we cannot say. Walking is not usually a favorite pastime among the women of the lower middle classes. The ‘strong minded’ perhaps will not admit the fact but the inference to be drawn from the dissociation with women alone for sport and pleasure is that rest, relaxation and amusement can be better obtained by participating informally with men in their sports. Domestic claims upon their time preclude women from attaining skill so they refer to remain unfettered.


Nearly 200 gunners stepped to the firing line at the A.T.A. traps, Vandalia, Thursday, to participate in the preliminary shoot, generally referred to as the "tune up" for the Grand American events of the following week.

Forest McNeir, Houston, Texas, who starred as one of the 1920 Olympic team members, shattered the targets for 100 straight. However, he was not alone and Mark Hootman, of Egerton, Ohio , and L. S. Russell, of Cardington, Ohio, did the same thing. Hootman won the Grand American handicap in 1913.

Ward Sharpe, Jamestown, O., shooting from the 20-yard line, captured the handicap race with a total of 97. Guy V. Dering, Columbus, Wis., president of the Amateur Trapshooting Association, broke 96 in the race from the 21-yard line to tie with L. S. Russell, Cardington, O. F. McCabe, Boise, Idaho, state champion, and J. E. Funk, Xenia, O.

The well known George Statler, Piqua, and Clarence Coburn, Mechanicsburg, tied for honors in the 50-target doubles race, each hitting 48. Coburn copped the all-around honors of the meet with a total of 239 targets out of a possible 250. He broke 97 in the singles race, 94 in the handicap contest from 23 yards and 48 in the doubles.

All indications are that the Grand American will surpass all marks this year from practically every standpoint. Hundreds of trapshoot luminaries from the United States and Canada will be here to try for the glory and gold that goes to successful shooters.

Admission will be free to visitors at the Grand American next week and thousands of persons are expected at the big event. Another preliminary shoot is on the program for today.

Things taken from an 11 November 1937 Cardington Independent News Paper 

In the For Sale column: 

J. D. Emswiler:
had “100 shocks of corn, 12 hills square” for sale.  Phone 54R2.  Also for sale was an Edison Phonograph with 56 records and cabinet, cheap!

Haycook’s Upholstery Shop:
had used heaters at special prices. 

Koon’s Grocery:
specials were 4 Texas seedless grapefruits at 17 cents; Apple Butter 15 cents, Qt.; Fresh Oysters, 28 cents Pt.; Grimes Golden Apples, 2 cents lb.; Lima Beans 2 lb. for 17 cents.

had another ad listing 24-1/2 lb. sack of Gold Medal Flour at 91 cents.  3 lb. Crisco, 53 cents and Navy Beans 5 lb. 19 cents; celery, 5 cents a stalk; oranges 25 cents a doz. and California Grapes, 2 lb. 15 cents.

Smiley’s Market:
had English walnuts for 21 cents lb. 

Cahoon’s Store:
had lady’s fine print dresses for 79 cents.

Tim’s Store:
where they specialized in rubber footwear was a popular place to trade.

Jim Dugan Store (in Marion):
was selling men’s suits from $14.95 to $23.96. 

Union Store (in Mt. Gilead):
had lady’s fur trimmed coats for $13.95. 

Among the telephones installed during the month of November were:  Emery Harris, and Williard Benedict of Marengo and J. D. Kessler of Bloomfield.  At Chesterville it was J. L. Squires, Esther Peoples and John Scowdon.