PROSPEROUS AND BEAUTIFUL
A Souvenir Pictorial Story of the Biggest
and Best Little City in Pennsylvania
Out from the haunts of childhood,
Each determined to do the best,
There have wandered many workers.
Who have helped build up the great West.
Some have gone to the East and the Northland,
Some where Southern breezes blow.
Yet Memory steals back to the old town.
To the "Eden" of long ago.
But to those who remained in the home-nest.
All honor to you is due.
For by your unceasing efforts.
From the old town has sprung the new.
Yet it matters not where each dwelleth.
Nor what your station may be.
May your love still increase for old Waynesburg.
When this Souvenir Booklet you see!
N. M. H.
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227 W. HIGH STREET WAYNESBURG. PA.
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AYNESBURG has been doubly blessed. Generous nature and the loving
works of man have combined to make this little spot the beautiful city of
homes, culture and wealth that has done so much for so many people. Few
towns have had a more honorable existence. Here the redskin gave battle to
the early settlers, and many relics of those primeval struggles are still
found. The weird tales of murder, massacre and war, the unnatural events
and superstitious doings of the Indians, have been handed down from sire to son. The many
scenes of pitched battles, whiskey rebellions, prize fights, melees, court-day events, horse swaps,
vulgarity and general cussedness have gone, only to leave their mark in such names as Whiskey
Alley and Bloody Run. The ground first set aside "for pasture for the poor man's cow" has
now been converted into a system of beautiful parks.
The old ways have served their day, a new generation is now on the scene of action.
The log huts and stone houses have given way to the beautiful homes that are almost thecommon
property of our people. Waynesburgers are a home-building and a home-loving people.
Morality has reached a high state here; few places our size can show fewer criminals
(just at present, there is not an inmate in our county jail); few can show less drunkenness, a
higher moral and temperance sentiment and practice, a better average daily life, a higher
regard for the rights of others, a more generous spirit of helpfulness, or better neighbors.
Social equality, in its broadest and best sense, is the common practice of our daily life.
Education has always had our first thought. We have not only educated our own sons
and daughters, but we have helped the ambitious ones who have come here from almost every
State and Territory. In the records of the minutes of the school board of 1811 is to be found
the following description of an examination of an applicant for teacher of the Franklin school
which was then located about where the old college now stands: "The trustees met according
to agreement. Examined James Sendders. He reads and spells tolerably, does not write
well; took a specimen of his hand write, laid it before the subscribers, who disapprove of him
as a teacher." Compare the above requirements with what an applicant for a school must
now have and you have an eloquent story of our educational advancement.
A few of the familiar faces of some of the students who spent many of the happiest days
of their life in the college, are shown elsewhere. What a pity we cannot show all the living
men and women who received their early inspiration at this fountain of knowledge.
The first thought of the people has always been to rear useful men and women, and by
this test Waynesburg is far in the lead of many places where much money has been spent on
fine buildings but little effort made to mold the real character of their citizens.
Few people practice the right ideals of life any better than the people of Waynesburg.
Sunday to us is neither a Puritan Sabbath, where long faces, loud prayers and heathenish
practices of intolerance are the ways of our people; nor are we a Godless set of luxurious
spendthrifts, whose Sunday habits are those of the infidel, the pleasure seeker, the sport or
the gambler. Sunday in Waynesburg is a day of rest. We neither make war on the trifles
with cudgels, much talking and an army with banners, nor do we close our eyes to the real
sins that destroy our American Sabbath.
These are my observations and conclusions after spending almost twenty years on the
road, visiting thirty-five States, hundreds of towns, and likewise having an acqaintance with the
people of Waynesburg covering the same period of time.
In a business way Greene County offers more real wealth, happiness and genuine pros-
perity to the world to-day than the great Klondike gold fields; and you are not exposed to any
of the Klondike hardships. Millions of dollars worth of coal, gas and oil are here, factories
are springing up, coal lands are soaring, surveyors are locating coking plants, and real estate
must go many times higher. Within a short time we will be in the midst of a great coke and
coal development. Our farms are all underlaid with that great vein of coking coal that has
made the Connellsville region world famous.
Since the above was written, one of our county papers printed this mere local news
item: "Three of our citizens sold their interest in 380 acres of Greene County coal for S400
per acre; the gentlemen named purchased it a year and a half ago for $140 and $145 per acre.
They cleared almost $98,000." For business opportunities, keep your eye on Little Greene.
We are not to-day what we ought to be in size, population or wealth. Our growth
has been checked because we have had inadequate railroad facilities; but a better day is near
at hand, for soon we will have broad-gage railroads that will connect us with the rich business
and manufacturing world which lies all about us.
We have come a great way from the days of small things, but the future has much
more in store for us. Waynesburg is probably the best paved town of its size in Pennsylvania;
well lighted, well drained, well sewered; while natural gas, for domestic purposes, is only
twelve and a half cents per thousand feet.
Our mortality shows that we are among the very healthiest cities in America. We are
comparatively free from consumption, fever, catarrh, chills, ague and all such common
diseases that are the common enemy of mankind.
The child-life here has many advantages that are seldom enjoyed to the same extent
as our children enjoy them. Playgrounds are abundant and beautiful; a magnificent ver-
dant country surrounds us on all sides; all nature seems to lend a hand to make Greene County
one of the scenic beauty spots of this country. We could almost make a complete book
showing the ponies and their 3'oung masters, for there are almost fifty of these noble little
steeds in Waynesburg.
The defects of this collection are largely to be attributed to the haphazard way they
were gotten together. It was only planned to get fifty pages of views, but when once
it was started, it was almost impossible to stop.
This is only the work of a private citizen and necessarily is incomplete. The lack of
funds has kept out many of the best and most deserving pictures. We have much that is not
here represented, and it is my purpose to enlarge this collection, to gather manj' of the
historic facts that ought to be handed down in a permanent form, and to this end I am already
at work on a beautiful enlarged collection to be bound in cloth and morocco. To this end, I
ask all who have pictures of scenes, persons, places, buildings or events not here represented
to communicate with me. Kindly lend me your assistance, and together we will have a work
of five or six hundred pages that will be a credit to the place and to the people we all love so
well. The large work will contain much more written history. It will be a Waynesburg and
Greene County book. The next issue will be, primarily, for the home and school library.
I wish to return my heartiest thanks to all who have in any way helped or aided in
making this the representative collection that it is. May you appreciate my work as much as
I appreciate your kindness, and may this mutual effort go forth to the world to convey a faint
idea of our beautiful city, our friendly people, our homes, our business and some of the golden
industrial opportunities that simply await your pleasure.
Waynesburg College (Viewed from West Park)
AA/'AYNESBURG College was chartered March 25, 1850, by the Legislature of the Common-
wealth of Pennsylvania. The regular work began in November, 1851. Its charter
confers upon the corporation all privileges usually' granted to the trustees of such institutions.
Co-education has always been the policy of this institution. The college is now in a very
prosperous condition; the student body is larger than it has been for years. Our students are
from the earnest, hard-working class who come to college to get an education by personal effort.
We are proud of the alumni and glory in their ever upward struggle and noble achieve-
ments. If by their works ye shall judge them, then Waynesburg College will take a high
rank as one of the noble institutions of this land, for her sons and daughters have ever minis-
tered unto the sick, preached the gospel at home and carried the blessing of Christianity to
the heathen. They have made the law; they have administered it. They have given char-
acter, brains and brawn to many a new settlement in the far West. Her sons and daughters
almost without number have been teachers in universities, colleges and the common schools.
Merchants, mechanics, bankers, lawyers, statesmen, editors and farmers have gone forth to do
the work of the world. Her daughters, too, have ever kept pace with the brightest of her sons.
For half a century. Dr. A. B. Miller, D. D., LL. D., struggled to build up here in our
midst the beautiful building that is now the pride of our count}'. Few men are privileged to
be more useful to so many of their fellows than the father of Waynesburg College. His life
was a life of earnest, persistent work, a monumental achievement for his day, and a glorious
benefaction for generations yet to come.
We have here a high grade college for the education of both sexes. Strong faculties,
handsome buildings, well-balanced courses, progressive methods, high moral tone, thorough
instruction, delightful location, moderate expenses.
Attention is called to the excellent facilities for instruction in all the departments of the
The laboratories have been recently enlarged and the work of the institution in general
The musical advantages are unsurpassed, and students are offered the services of
specialists in piano, organ, harmony, violin, harp and voice.
Copies of the annual catalogue and detailed information will be given on application to
J. F. Bucher, Acting President.
Interior of Prof. Best's Studio
North Ward School Building
East Waynesburg School Building
The New M. E. Church, Cor. Richhill and Franklin Sts.
' I 'HE Methodists have always been noted
for their push and perseverance, and
the VVaynesburg church is no exception to
the rule. Rev. J. B. Taylor, the pastor in
charge, has been a great worker and much
of the credit for building the present mag-
nificent church rightly belongs to Mr.
Taylor. Captain J. B. Donley is super-
intendent of the Sunday-school and this
department has taken a noble part in all
the hustling efforts for a new building.
The Epworth League officers are: Nellie
Donley, President; Olla Ayers, H. L.
Headlee and Milton Manning, Vice-Presi-
Rev. ]. B. Taylor
The Present Church as it Looked in the Seventies
dents ; Belva Ayers, Secretary ; Henry Hudson. Treasurer; Jessie Manning,
Pianist. The League twice came forward with SSdO pledges for the
The Methodist Episcopal Church was first organized in 1803, as a
part of a circuit. The church was erected in what is now known as the
"Old Methodist Graveyard," just east of the present borough limits. In
1843 the society built a large brick meeting-house near the center of
town. It was rebuilt in 1876 upon the same site that the former building
occupied. It is the one shown here.
The old church has served its day and generation. The scenes, by
the thousands, that are now only memories, which cluster around this
building, cannot be pictured. This hustling people will soon give us our
finest church home, for the new church is now nearing completion,
The Christian Church, Cor. Morris and Franklin Sts.
An Interior View
Come work had been done in VVaynesburg by the Christian Church people
previous to the spring of 1899. The Ladies' Aid Society was organ! zed November
17. 1897. The church was organized June 8. 1899. Evangelist Gilbert L. Harney
had held a four weeks' meeting in the courthouse. F. F. Bullard. Corresponding
Secretary of the Western Pennsylvania Christian Missionary Society, was present
and assisted in the organization. There were eighteen names as the original charltr
members, though the charter was afterward opened and other names added.
In a short time plans were begun for building a house of worship. The corner-
stone of the present building was laid in January, 1901, and the building dedicated
in December of the same year. It was refrescoed and reopened for service in
December of 1905. Gilbert L. Harney was the first regular minister. The congre-
gation has been served by A. A. Doak, A. P. Cobb, and E. \V. Thornton. The church
has increased in strength very rapidly. The membership now numbers 275.
The congregation is organized along all lines of aggressive church work. There is
an enthusiastic Bible school, an energetic Ladies' Aid Society, active societies of
both Senior and Junior Christian Endeavor. The church is taking its place in the
missionary and benevolent enterprises of the Christian Church at large.
The present officers are: F. A. Bright, Minister; John Fry, Norval Hoge and
James Call, Elders; S. M. Hill, W. J. Hindman, E. B. Throckmorton, Dr. T. L. Blair,
E. E. Morris, John Huffman, Elsworth Cathers, and James Cameron, Deacons; J. P.
Allum, VV. F. Blair, John Fry, Harvey Call, E. B. Throckmorton, and S. M. Hill,
Rev. F. A. Bright
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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, known in former days as the Brick Church on the Hill
'T*HE Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg was organized in No
-'- ber, 1831. The old church on the hill, that stood just east of when
Soldiers' Monument :
bure. This building
wished to keep down
themselves. Some o
now stands, was the first brick church erected in Waynes,
was afterward used as a rooming house for students who
expenses by doing their own housekeeping and by boarding
f our best known men not only slept in the church pew on
Sunday, but they actually slept behind the pulpit
The Cumberland Presbyterians have never had much of a church build-
ing, but around these plain old walls cluster a thousand memories of helpful
services and inspiring, uplifting evenings spent in these modest but truly great
buildings. It is not going beyond the bounds of fair statement to say that
Cumberland Presbyterian Clmrch, W. High St.
Rev. James E. Gakvin
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg
has done a iiiani's work in molding the sentiment of
this entire county, by touching the lives of hundreds of
young men and women in a way that has left its moral
and spiritual stamp upon their character, that only time
can erase. This church has ever had a strong hold on
the student body. To hundreds these pictures will recall
those happy days spent in Waynesburg College, when
life's ambitions were in the budding time.
The church to-day is in a thriving condition, well
organized in all departments. Rev. James Garvin is pas-
tor and much of the spirit of unity that made it possible
for these two churches to unite is to be attributed to his
broad Christian generalship. The Cumberland Presby-
terian and the Presbyterion Churches officially united, so
we have only the Presbyterian, A plan is now being
worked out, whereby the two churches will be one in ser-
vice, membership and spirit.
St. Ann's Catholic Church
Rev. John L. Martin
T^HEestablishmentof Catholicity in Greene County dates back to the
year 1796. when the Rev. Patrick Louergan, a priest of the order
of St. Francis, brought a colony of Irish and settled here. Shortly
after Waynesburg was laid out as a town, Father Louergan purchased
five corner lots, one being that upon which the church and rectory
now stand. He remained as the spiritual guide of his flock until the
year 1800, when failing health compelled him to seek again his native
shore; not, however, before he had erected a modest log structure to
serve the purpose of a house of worship.
The next authentic account of the visit of a priest within our
borders is found in a letter of the Rev. \V. F. O'Brien, dated January
22, 1817, and addressed to the Most Rev. Archbishop Neale, in
which he assures His Grace that Greene County is included in his
itinerary once or twice a year. From 1837 until 1871, the Catholics of
the county had their spiritual needs satisfied yearly, frequently several
times a year, as the baptismal records show. In the last mentioned
year the Rev. Henry McHugh saw the present structure rear its head
as a monument to his priestly zeal. In 1897 Waynesburg was made
the seat of a resident pastor, and the Rev. Thomas Hearn received
the initial appointment. Since then a new impetus has been given
Catholicity, the faith has been strengthened, and the number of
adherents has been increased.
The pastor for the last three years and a half has been the
Rev. John L. Martin.
The Methodist Protestant Chu
TSAAC SLATER conveyed the ground upon which the present church now stands, to the trustees
of the church on the 18th of June, 1831. South of this was Marion Township. The fields were
planted in corn, close up to the church, and from this condition arose the popular nickname by
which the old church was known, "the corn-field
church." In its day the church was considered one of
the finest in architectural beauty. It had a large gallery
in it. Among the officers of the early church are to be
found the names of Solomon Kagon (chairman), Daniel
Hook (recording steward), William Inghram. Arthur
Rinehart. Andrew Wilson, and Nicolas Hager, Esq.
Rev. C. A. Sturm was pastor at the time the present
structure was built (1893).
The church membership was made up of many of
the citizens of Waynesburg and surrounding country. H
has had many hard struggles but is to-day one of the
thriving churches of the county. It is well organized in
all departments, doing effective work along all lines of
The pastor in charge at this time is Rev. ]. F. Dimit,
who has for three years rendered valuable service to the
church and the community.
The M. P. Church has always been close to the
hearts of our people.
Rev. J. F. Dimit
1. Robert E. Blair. 2. Charles R. Hughes. 3. Virginia Burnadette Wallace. 4, Edna Titus. .=;, Karl and Mildred Tho:
6. Harold and Lucile Babbitt. 7, William Henry Ullom. Jr. S, Estella UUom. ", Edna Bayne. 10. Jean Fackler. 11, Flon
C, Garrison. U, Merle Blackburn. 13, Charles Blackburn. 14, Katharyn Waycoft. IS. Dorothy and Leora Grossi
lb, James R. Corwin. 17, Harvey Call, Jr. IS, Leah Craeo. I'l, Gordon Maple. 20, W. Webb, Thomas N., Michael K.
Robert W. Troutman. 21. Sarah B. and Mary Louise Hoee. 22, Mary Sanford and Leah Garland McKahan.
1. Marie K. Ross. 2. Marfueritu E. McCurdy. 3, Mildreil R. McCurdv. 4. Louis Roval Corwin. 5, Earl Steplicns. u. Joseph
R. Drake. 7. John DeWitt High. 8. Margaret Virginia Hieh. o, Walter Montgomery. 10, Alpheus Herbert Clark. 11. Frank
L. Black. 12, Sarah May Black, 13. John Hughes. 14, John M. Carter. IS, Hazel M. Hunt, lo, Marion J. Hurst. IT. Paul
Miller. 18, Charles and Margaret Sowers. 1<). Theodore Hughes. 20, Harold Zook.
Brotherhood Patriotic Order of Ell<s
pLKS' Rooms, No. 43 S. Morgan St. Club (Juarters of No. 759 B. P. O. E.,
organized February 5, 1902.
Present officers: Exalted Ruler, Edward Martin; Esteemed Leading Knight,
Rev. John L. Martin; Esteemed Loyal Knight, Henry C. Sayers, Jr.; Esteemed
Lecturing Knight, Patrick D. Rinehart; Secretary, A. A. Purman; Treasurer, John F.
Pauley; Trustees, R. W. Munnell, W. A. Dinsmore, John T. Rogers.
Meets second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month in L O. O. F. Hall.
Fraternal Order of Eagles
\\7'AYNESBURG Aerie, No. 598, Fraternal Order of
Eagles, was instituted January 22, 1904.
Not yet nine j'ears old, the Fraternal Order of
<^fifiiit^?^^*^*'*^**'*'^^Sl||i Eagles has a membership of over 250,000, among whom
^ - . ' ' , ' ' are the most distinguished men in America. Theodore
Roosevelt, President of the United States, Senators,
members of Congress and lawyers of national prominence
are among its members.
This order represents in the highest form the true
democracy of fraternalism. Its creed is simple, and each
Eagle, wherever located, is the equal of every other,
avocation, wealth or religion having no influence on one's
standing. Some of the benefits of the order may be summed up as follows:
Ever}' member of the Order is entitled to the attendance of the .^erie physician, both for
himself and his family, free of charge in case of sickness.
.\ sick member is entitled to receive $5 a week from the general fund of the Aerie, during
ten weeks of such disability. The attention of visiting committee, whose duty it is to
call upon him daily and render such assistance as he may require.
.A,ny member in distress or needy circumstance has the right to apply to any Aerie of the
Order, and they are bound to render such help as may be authorized by the Aerie of which
he is a member.
In the case of the decease of a member, the Aerie pays the famih' sufficient sum to
defray funeral expenses.
The monthly dues are placed at a very nominal figure.
The social feature of the Order is one of great attractiveness, being new and up-to-date
in every particular.
The officers of Waynesburg Aerie are as follows: Past Presidents, Max Harrison, R. J.
O'Brien, W. R. Anderson: Worthy President, D. L. Sayers; Vice-President. F. O. Frve:
Chaplain, A. Z. Harman; Treasurer, Blaine Grim; Secretar}-, F. W. Stoy; Conductor, Wm.
McGreevy; Trustees, H. C. Staggers, R. L. Summersgill, O. F. Blackburn; Inside Guard,
A. Will Howard; Outside Guard, James Stilwell; Physician, Dr. R. W. Norris.
Social Rooms, N. Washington Street.
Waynesburg Aerie meets first and third Monday of each month. AH visiting Eagles
Since its organization Aerie No. 598 has made rapid strides, both financially and in
membership, having at the present time 130 members in good standing, and with its steady
increase in membership bids fair soon to equal many of our older organizations.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
T^ H E Independent Order of
Odd Fellows is one of the
oldest fraternal and secret or-
ganizations in this country. It
has for its motto the three links,
Friendship, Love, Truth. It has
for its object the elevation of
human character, the relief of its
members in time of trial and
distress, thevisitation of the sick,
the burial of the dead, the educa-
tion of the orphans, and the protection of the widows and the aged; it
teaches man to adore God, to be faithful to his country and fraternal to
his fellow-man. It has beautiful and instructive forms and binding obli-
gations that make the Independent Order of Odd Fellows a potent factor
Our Order has the largest membership of any secret organization in
existence. We have a total of 14,345 subordinate Lodges, 3,172 Encamp-
ments, 6,876 Rebecca Lodges, with a total membership of 1,520,621, and
spend $4,633,649.05 annually for the relief of distress.
Waynesburg Lodge No. 469 was instituted June 17, 1852, with the
following officers: A. Porter, Noble Grand; William Pool, Vice Grand; A.
Wilson, Jr., Secretary; F. B. Wilson, Treasurer; E. H. Clark, Warden; S.
Engle, Outside Guardian; R. D. Mickle, Inside Guardian; A. Buchanan
Right Support to V. G.; L. Myers, Left Support to V. G.
It now has a membership of 161, with the following officers: S. R.
Phillips, N. G.; J. C. Huffman, V. G.; W. O. Headlee, Sec'y.; Harvey
Call, Treas.; J. B. Conley, R. S. to N. G.; F. L. Johnson, L. S. to N. G.;
Lemoine Dulaney, Warden; John G. Rinehart, Conductor; Dr. J. M. Shriver,
R. S. S.; Joseph Y. McClelland, L. S. S.; J. H. Elms, O. G.; James
Dukate, I. G.; John Davis, R. S. to V. G.; G. W. Morris, L. S. to V. G.;
James Bryan, Chaplain.
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The Woman's Christian Temperance Unions
'T'HE Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Waynesburg now consists of three distinct organizations: namely,
the Woman's, Frances Willard's and Y's. The oldest was organized in 1881. Mrs. Harriet VV. Sayers, wife of
our venerable townsman, Ezra M. Sayers, Esq., was the first president. She was a born leader, and gave such
intelligent effort, such unselfish devotion and consecrated zeal to the cause of temperance that even yet "her works
do follow her."
Among the charter members who wrought so nobly with President Sayers, especially along the lice of
remonstrance against the granting of license, we find these names on an old file of minutes: Mrs. Nancy and
Sabina Hays, Mrs. Waddell, Mrs. Lewis Day and daughter Elizabeth, Mrs. Elizabeth Linsey Crawford, Mrs.
Andrew Wilson, Mrs. Prof. Scott, Mrs. R. W. Dougan, the Misses Belle Braden, Tillie Hays and Alice Melvin.
Also Dr. Jane Teagarden, who was ably assisted by her father, Isaac Teagarden, Esq.
The first Greene County W. C. T. U. Convention was held in 1882. State President Swift and State Superin-
tendent Mair were speakers who gave the work fresh impetus, numbers and influence.
The movement was checked and its growth retarded after the National Convention of 1889, when the organi-
zation resolved itself into a Partisan and Non-Partisan Union and Alliance. Waynesburg Union suffered the loss
of many of its ablest women, who have ever since been W. C. T. U. in sentiment if not in name.
In the campaign for State prohibition in 1890. old differences were largely adjusted and new Unions organized
within the county. Mrs. Jennie Fordyce Sayers, now superintendent of Mothers' Meetings and president of the
Mothers' Club, was elected president during the period of reorganization, and carried the work to a successful issue
by holding a harmonious County \V. C. T. U. Convention in the C. P. Church in 1904, which has since been held
annually, the last being held at Carmichaels, September 5, 6, 1906.
Mrs. Mary S. Parry, first County President, has been local president of the Waynesburg W. C. T. U. since
1898; Mrs. Eva K. Bowlby, Vice-President; Mrs. Anna Millikin, Corresponding Secretary; Miss Ida Huss, Record-
ing Secretary; Mrs. Belle E. Funk. Treasurer.
The Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union was organized in 1887, but is now graduated into the
Francis Willard Union. Its president is Miss Mary E. Sayers, the youngest daughter of our beloved first president,
Mrs. Harriet W. Sayers. It is a strong, active union and is at present taking the initiative in raising the money to
purchase a public drinking fountain for Court House Square.
The Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Miss lona Wood, President, was organized in 1904, It is
largely composed of young girls from high school and college, whose influence for purity and wholesome living
cannot be estimated.
We wish we had space to give the names of our W. C. T. U. women who are doing grand work as superin-
tendents of the following departments: Evangelistic, Unfermented Wine, Scientific Temperance, Legislative and
Petition, Jail and Almshouse, Railroad and Soldiers, Flower Mission, Peace, Purity, Sunday-school Pledge Signing,
Press, Fair Work, Mercy, Parlor Meetings, Franchise, Non-alcoholic Medication, Distribution Temperance and
Religious Literature, Urging Law Enforcement.
Quietly, steadfastly and earnestly these three Unions are trying to make the W. C. T. U. the leading, as well
as the oldest club in Waynesburg; also by tact and sympathy and Christian courtesy, getting into touch with all
organizations that will help us in the future, as in the past quarter of a century, to keep the saloon out of our
beloved county. A picture of one of our strongest churches, taken in the seventies, shows in close proximity an
advertisement of "Pure Old Monongahela Rye Whiskey.'' We belong to all the churches and are intensely loyal
to them, but we are "one in Christ Jesus," and our white ribbon badge is the tie that binds in closest fellowship,
co-workers for "God and Home and Native Land."
The Chautauqua Reading Circle
T^HE Waynesburg Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle had its origin at Chautauqua,
N. Y., in 1903, among a number of Waynesburg people who were attending the
assembls' that year.
Through their interest and enthusiasm a circle of fourteen members was organized on
their return home, and the initial meeting was held at the home of Miss Myrtle Parker the
first Friday in October.
During the year the membership increased to thirty-eight. Meetings for study and review
were held semi-monthly at the homes of the members. The following year there were forty-
two members enrolled, but this number was somewhat diminished by removals. During the
three years, fifty-seven members have been enrolled.
One of the delightful features of the circle has been the social gatherings: indoor and out-
door picnics and informal receptions. Two or three have been held each year. Shakespeare
day was observed last year and a character reception was given in which a Shakespearean
farce was rendered by four young ladies of the circle.
The success and efficiency of this society is preeminently due to the unremitting effort
and zeal of Dr. J. M. Howard, the honored president of the organization.
The officers for the present year are: President, Dr. J.M.Howard; Vice-President,
Miss Mary E. Sayers; Secretary, Miss Myrtle Parker; Treasurer, Mrs. J. J. Purman.
There are forty-three members now reading the regular Chautauqua Course. The Circle
is now studying the Shakespearean Course as laid out by the Chautauqua management, along
with a year in English history.
Waynesburg has reason to be proud of her Chautauqua Reading Circle.
The J. F, McCullough Post, No. 367, G. A. R., Organized Sept. 7, 1883
Back Row-T. J. Penn. lames Mahan, Lindsey Black, S. C. McClelland.
Middle Row-J. B. Donley. Haivev McGlumphy, T. VV. Savers, .1. W. Simpson, Wm. Gibbins, Wm. C. Burke
Front Row— T. C. Wallace, Jacob Rush, W. 1, Rusli, J. C. Yoders, Joshua Beeler, Thos, Glennen, Z. C. 1
E. W. Wood.
J. R. McNay. T. J. Penn, John Wood, *Park Allum, Dennis Sanders, Andrew Line.
Simonton, *Edwin Minor, T. B. Hill, David Buchanan, Lisbon Scott, J. E. Savers,
H. C, Sayers, J, H, Moredock, Harrison UUom, J. B, Rinehart, Levi Taylor, J. R. Dun
A Flash-light of the Maccabees taken in their Lodge Hall
T^HE Knights of the Maccabees is one of the strongest beneficiary and fraternal organizations
in America. On account of its merits as a fraternal and social organization, the order has
made rapid progress in the United States and Canada. Its membership now reaches nearly
400, OUO. It has a surplus of over $35,000,000 as an emergency fund.
Waynesburg Tent No. 385 was organized in June, 1901. The members carry from S250
to S3, 000. Each member can also carry sick and accident policies.
The insurance feature is comparatively low and within the reach of most an^^ industrious
and economical person who has the welfare of his family at heart. The interests of the mem-
bers are looked after, especially in sickness or at times when a member has no employment.
The present membership of the local Tent is eighty-eight. The Tent meets in Independ-
ence Hall the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, where all visiting members will
find a hearty welcome.
The following officers have been elected for the present term: W. H. Edwards, Com-
mander; Charles Wise, Lieutenant Commander: C. S. Woodruff, Sergeant; W. W. Evans,
Record Keeper and Finance Keeper; W. S. Zimmerman, Chaplain: Melvin Rhome, Master of
Arms; John Wise and Harry Hawkins, First and Second Master of Guards; Frank Amdursky,
Sentinel; John Phillips, Picket.
Interior of Philoraathean Hall
' I "HE first minutes of the Philomathean Literary Society of Waynesburg College state that
it was "that division of the old Lamartine Society which had been chosen by A. J. Yeater,"
and which met for organization on February 11, 1851. At that time Phillip Axtell was elected
president and Thomas Henderson, secretary. On the first roll are found such names a
A. G. Cross, A. A. Purman, James and William Lazear, I. Lindsey, I. Rogers, etc.
The society halls were evidently not finished at this time, for the meetings were held in
the Baptist Church and later in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The minutes for
November 10, 1851, however, begin "Philo Hall" and tell of drawing cuts for the choice of
halls, resulting in Philo's first choice and her selection of the western room. Here the
meetings of this society and of the Emma Willards" were held, one of the two literary
organizations in the Female Department."
The records of this time are exceedingly interesting, telling of fines of six and one-fourth
cents for laughing, twelve and one-hall cents against one member who insisted on lying down
during the meeting, thirty-seven and one half cents expended for candles and later thirty cents
for lamp pipes, and S12.50 for the services of the brass band at contest. And these contests
seem to have been the bone of contention between the societies from their earliest history, the
tendency to "scrap" showing as plainly in the records of fifty years ago as in the records of
to-day. Philo is justly proud of the fact that for twenty-three years she has stood first in
these contests and now leads by twenty-five points.
In 1874 the Emma Willard Society united with the Philomathean, and in 1884 moved
into the new college building. Again Philo was fortunate in getting the choice of halls, and
in securing her present delightful habitation, the western hall on the third floor.
The literary societies have not only been one of the educational factors in Waynesburg
College, but the chief social centers as well, and second only to his loyalty to the school,
comes the old student's loyalty to his "society."
A few of the many distinguished men and women who were at one time members of the Plii
1. Gov. A. B. Cummings. of Iowa. 2, S. L. Mestrezat, State Supreme Court judge. 3, General John I. Rodgers,
U. S. A. 4, VV. H. Black, D. D., LL. D., President of Missouri Valley College, Marshall. Mo. 5. William B.
Mathews, Clerk of Supreme Court of West Virginia. 6, Dr. A. B. Miller. D. D., LL. D., for forty years President
of Waynesburg College. 7. Rev. David H. King, D. D.. Vineland. N. J. 8. Dr. William M. Beach, Ex-president of
the American Medical Society. 9, J. J. Purman, Medical E.>taminer U. S. Pension Department. Washington. D. C.
10. T. S. Crago, Major Tenth Regiment National Guards of Pennsylvania. 11, Dr. Walter G. Scott, Ph. D., the
Distinguished Mathematician. 12. Estella Biddle Clark. Preceptress of the College. 13. Hon. D S. Walton, our
present State Senator.
Interior of the Union Society Hall
T^HE Union Society of Waynesburg College extends heartiest greetings to all its one-time
members and friends. This organization, with its sister society, the Philo, was founded in
1851, at the same time as the origin of the college; and in 1858 obtained a charter from the
legislature, with the object of "the promotion of literature, virtue and friendship, mutual
improvement in composition and elocution, and enlarging the fund of information."
At the same time that the Union and Philo Societies were founded among the gentlemen,
two. similar societies, the Emma Willard and the Philean, were founded among the young
ladies. These four organizations flourished until about 1875, when the EmmaWillards united
with the Philos, and the Phileans with the Unions.
Some objections had been filed to the union of the societies up to this time, but through
the kind and tactful efforts of Mrs. M. K. B. Miller, wife of our late President of Waynesburg
College, Dr. A. B. Miller, the union was accomplished; she urging that to be a successful
coeducational college, we must have coeducation in all departments of college work.
The society halls have twice been refitted and refurnished entirely at the expense of the
former and present members and friends, and are now in excellent condition.
For many years each society owned a fairly well equipped library, also the gift of mem-
bers and friends; but, owing to the difficulty of keeping a strict account of the books, both
societies donated them to the college library.
Union points with honor to all her sons and daughters, and rejoices to have them return
at the annual reunions, to say that of all the college memories, the most delightful, and those
best remembered, center around Union Hall and their fellow society members, and further to
testify t3 the advantages of literary work to teach "how to tell" what one has learned.
As to the work of the Union Society of the future, it is this — to live up to Union's motto,
"Fas et virtutem vindicamus."
Residence of Charles G. Heasley, Sherman Ave,
Residence of John F, Pauley, Cor. Sherman Ave, and Sixth St,
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T N the year 1771. Thomas Slater settled on Ten Mile Creek, in what was then Monongalia County. Viruinia. and Francis Peyton.
Philip Pendleton and Joseph Holmes, the commissioners appointed to adjust the claims of unpatented lands in the counties
of Monongaha. Yohogania and Ohio, certified that Thomas Slater was entitled to S'lS acres of land to include his settlement.
There is an old legend current that Thomas Slater purchased this land from an Indian for a two-year-old heifer and a flint-lock
rifle. The legal title to this land was procured by an application to the land office, which was then located at Lancaster. Pa., where-
upon a warrant, dated the Sth day of June. 1787, was granted to him, and later a return of survey was made, upon which a patent was
issued March 7. 1780.
Thomas Slater sold the above three hundred and ninet.v-five acres, called Eden, to the trustees of Greene County, October 28,
n'lo, for S2,3<lb, As late as 1843 there were only about eighty dwellings in Waynesburg. In 187S the town is shown by a picture else-
where. Our little city has grown in wealth, culture, education and refinement, in keeping with its size.
The four corner lots on Washington and High Streets are to-day worth over half a million dollars. Real Estate has advanced
more since 18% than it had in the previous century. Recently S53.0L10 worth of town lots were sold in one week to our own people-
There are 375.0(10 acres of an eight-foot vein of coal in Greene County waiting development. In IIOO this coal was optioned at prices
ranging from S4 to SbO per acre. This coal is now bringing from SIGH to SSrtO per acre. When developed and used for coking it will be
worth from SS.OOO to s8,0tXl per acre.
Factory sites, cheap fuel, sober, contented workmen, beautiful homes. A very fertile, productive surrounding country from
which an abundance of everything flows to Waynesburg. These are among the many advantages enjoyed by this community.
All land within a radius of five miles of Waynesburg has increased from lOLl to l.OOOv within the last five years The map shows a
run ivhere Morris Street is now located. Some of our most valuable lots were counted worthless fifty years ago. Our old citizens
still remember when a foot-log crossed Morris Street at High Street. The reasons we have grown is because the great gas fields are
on all sides of us; we have large oil interests: our people have the advantages of a splendid college. The nest ten years will bring
standard-gage railroads, factories, coke and coal development, glass plants, more and larger tin and iron mills. No spot on earth
offers a better chance for the safe investment of capital.
We will gladly give you any information concerning real estate, coal lands, factory sites, business opportunities. We will at any
time gladly show you around our little city, point out the places of interest, introduce you to our people, and show that the above are
only a few of the blessings that make Waynesburg prosperous and beautiful.
Address or call at any time on Silveus & Fordyce. General Insurance and Real Estate. Coal, Oil, and Gas Lands, Sayers
Building Rooms "), 10.
Members of the Greene County Bar
1. James InRhram. 2, H. C, Staceers. 3, A. A. Purman. 4, Thomas S. Crago. 5. James A. J. Buchanan. 6, Joseph Patton.
7, S. M. Smith. 8. W. D. Cotterrel. 0, Challen W. Waychoff. 10, Samuel Montsomeiy. 11, A. L. Moredock. 12, J. W. Ray.
13, J. P. Teaearden. 14, S. F. Grim. 15, M. R. Travis. 10. A. F. Silveus. 17, S. M. Williamson. IS. W. J. Kyle.
19. D. S. Walton. 20, A. P. Dickey. 21, D. R. P. Huss. 22, James J. Purman. 23, T. H. Wilkinson. 24, John C. Knox.
25, W. F. King.
Members of the Greene County Bar
1, E. M. Sayers. 2, James E. Sajers. 3. A. H. Sayers. 4, H. C. Sayers, Jr. 5. L. W. Sayers. 0, J. H. Zimmerman. 7. J. R. Pipes.
8. David R. Huss. <K P. D. Rinehart. 10. D. C. Cumpston. H. I. N. Kuhn. 13. B- N. Freeland. 13. Edward Martin.
U. H. I. Ross. 1.=;. T. H. Shannon, lu, J. B. Donley. 17. Frank ]. Fonner. 18. R. L. Crawford. 10, John S Carter.
2U, Charles S. Carter. 21, C. J. Crawford, 22, Frank W. Downey. 23, Patrick Donley. 24, Charles H. King. 25. A. R. Maple.
The Downey House Corner as the Old-Timers Knew It (Looking East;
"T^HERE are few spots around Waynesburg that have undergone a greater change than the
corner shown in this picture. The corner lot originally sold for $104. The Bull's Head
or Adams Inn was the forerunner of the magnificent Downey House Hotel. When N. Clark
& Sons sold linen dusters and Greely hats, no one ever expected to see the Grossman Depart-
ment Store with all the improvements of a city skyscraper, now in use, and a busy department
store selling to an army, where a few formerh- dealt.
Where Josiah Porter kept his general store, is now a busy scene of rush and hurry, for
Harvey Call's large grocery delivers the real living for the greater part of the people; and busy
wagons scurry around town, where before the tired boy went to the store.
Think of what one of our old-timers would say if he were to return to life, step into
Jesse L. Ross' Drug Store and see all the great improved medical appliances, new discoveries
and compounds. The toilet articles that are so handsomely made and so inexpensive- Think
of a wash with toilet soap to one who had used the wood-ash-lye soap that the good housewife
formerly made. This same soap, that grandma used to make, would remove the skin from a
modern individual almost as readily as the Indian's knife relieved the earl}' settler of his scalp.
Think of the pewter spoons and leaden ladles with which the old-timers took their "British
ile," and then look at the tablets and capsules of the present da}-. The science of medicine
has added over ten years to the average life of our people.
In ye olden days the people of Waynesburg carried tin lanterns punched with holes around
the sides to let out the light, and a tallow candle was inside; then came the square lantern with
the glass sides; then the oil lantern with the glass globe. Some of our people still remember
when the little spoon-shaped lamp was used. This crude affair had a rag hanging out over the
side and it was on this that the blaze was kept. Tallow, lard or grease was poured over the
rag. Think of this early system of lighting, when the old people were even afraid of oil lamps;
what would they say if they could come to our modern gas and electrically lighted homes?
What would a visit to C. M. Parker's store mean to an old-timer? What would he think
to see the modern works of the lamp manufacturer's art? The student's lamp? The dazzling
chandeliers that are ready to be installed into your home by this electrical and scientific plumber?
We are living in a fast age and we ourselves are not aware of the many improvements that
are being made in the heating, lighting and plumbing systems of our days. Mr. Parker's
store is the place and Mr. Parker is the man to show you all the latest and best things in his
line. Every town has an expert in this line and Waynesburg is no exception.
Residence of Dr. J. T. UUom, Cor. High and Richhill Sts.
Residence of A. P. Smith. E. High St.
The VVisecarver Building
GEORGE E. HOGE
HOOVER & MINOR
ly/TR. GEORGE E. HOGE is counted one
of our best business men. His large
clothing store has been noted as one of the best-
kept stores in Waynesburg. A very large stock
of men's clothing of the highest grade and
most stylish make is always on hand.
This is the place of all places to go when
you are looking tor a suit that will be both
dressy and dependable. Mr. Hoge carries
only the best grade of goods. You get what
you pay for, and you pay only for what
Gents' furnishing goods, hats and caps.
A full line of the most stylish and best made
overcoats ready to wear.
A MONG the Waynesburg stores, there is
one that has a unique place. Hoover &
Minor have always had a large trade in their
line, and this year seems to surpass former
years in the volume of business done by
They carry a great assortment of the very
latest effects in ladies' and gents' furnishings,
men's and boys' suits, overcoats, underwear,
hosiery, gloves, shirts and neckwear. Give
them a call and see if they can't give you com-
plete satisfaction, as to fit, finish, quality and
price. A full line of dry goods and notions at
prices that are consistent with the goods. This
is one of Waynesburg's cosmopolitan stores.
The I. O. O. F. Building and Opera House
\^7AYNESBLIRGhas one ofthe neatest, nobbiest, best managed and best patronized ground
floor theaters in this end of the State. Many of the best guaranteed attractions are
booked at this house. Prices range from twenty-five cents to two dollars, j. \V. Munnell is
lessee and manager.
T_r ILL'S Book Store has long since taken a place in the very front rank of popular stores.
All the best magazines, newspapers and periodicals always on sale. A full and complete
line of all the best books on the market. All the latest popular works of fiction, all the
standard works of reference, a good stock of Bibles, and the only place in Waynesburg where
all the flowers that grow can be had in season or out of season. Bulbs, plants and seeds of
A large collection of the most precious china and cut glass goods in stock, also leather
goods of all kinds. Wallpaper in the latest and most elaborate designs and gorgeous colors,
are here for your inspection.
The Odd Fellows' Building is more popularly known as Hill's Book Store.
The Souvenir Book of Waynesburg is on sale at this store, also all the latest and the best
illustrated post cards.
Residence of Mr. George Auld, Cor. Second Ave. and Huffman St.
Master lames Aul.i and Fril/
Residence of;Dr. T. N. Millikin, S. Morris St.
Dr. T. N. Millikin and Samuel G. Burroughs
"Chief," one of VVaynesburg's fine driving horses
T. J. WlSECARVER
George Sprague VVisecarver
Nannie VV. and Helen VVisecarver
Timothy J. VVisecarver, Jk
Residence of E. M. Sayers, Cor. College and Morris Sts.
TJON. E. M. SAYERS is the oldest
citizen in Waynesburg. He was
born May 30, 1812, in the log house that
formerly stood on the lot where Dr.
Ullom's residence is now located. He
is the son of Ephraim Sayers, one of the
remarkable men of his day.
He was admitted to the bar in 1835
and has been one of our leading lawyers
and capitalists for almost three-quarters
of a centurj'.
Mr. Sayers has been an active citizen
all his life; one of our reliable business
men, whose keen insight into the intrica-
cies of finance has been universally rec-
ognized. He was president of the F.
and D. National Bank for many years;
president of the Board of Trustees of
Waynesburg College when the corner-
stone was laid for the new college build-
ing. "Uncle Ezra," as he has been
familiarly called, has always been a friend
to the cause of education, and until
recently a constant attendant at all of
the college gatherings.
The Chautauqua movement has had
his entire sympathy, and for years he
was a well known cottager at the Mother Chautauqua's annual sessions. Although nearing the
century mark, he still has that subtle, appreciative mind that has marked his entire career.
It is an inspiration to anyone to talk with a man whose early life was a part of the history
of the days when our forefathers were doing the twelve herculean tasks that had to be done
l)efore we could enjoy the blessings that are ours to-day.
Hon. E. M. Sayers
Dr. R. \V. Norris and Family
Ida Katharine, Mabel Kline Ncrris, Robert Walter, Jr., and Dr. R. VV. Norris
A Section of the Bird-Study of J. Warren Jacobs
World's Fair Gold Medal
IV/T R. JACOBS' home is No. 404 South Washington Street.
^ ^ Aside from llis recular business, for twenty-two years he
has been a close student of bird-life, studyinc the birds in their
natural haunts, and recording his observations on their nestinc and
food habits and miEration in an accurate and systematic manner in
books prepared expressly for the purpose. He follows the birds
with a camera and takes rare snapshots of bird-life, nests and ecss
In 1893. the only State exhibit of birds' eccs seen at the Colum-
bian Exposition was the Pennsylvania collection
owned and exhibited by Mr. Jacobs.
The enlarged and much improved collection
was again loaned to the State for exhibition at the
St. Louis World's Fair. I'UH. Here a gold medal
and diploma were conferred upon him for this
The colony of purple martins that nest in the
bird houses on his home grounds, has become
famous. The bird houses appearing in cuts of
residences of Waynesburg citizens in this booklet
were built by the subject of this sketch.
Mr. Jacobs holds membership in all the lead-
ing scientific bird-study associations and is the
publisher of a series of pamphlets Ki\-inB the
results of his investigations.
J. Warren Jacobs
,nd Ileadley Building
T^HIS is one of our substantial business buildings. It is just opposite the Court House.
Did you ever read their "ad" or hear anyone say that Stoy & Cotterrel are the leading
druggists? Well, go see their beautiful store in this building. Try their Arctic soda water
and look over their line of drugs, toilet and fancy articles. If j'ou have a physician's pre-
scription, this is the place to have it carefully compounded. Are you interested in amateur
photography? Well, this is the place to get all supplies. You can get anything from a dollar
kodak to the best camera that is made.
Getting Keady for Thanksgiving Day
Residence of Dr. R. E. Brock, Cor. E. High and Morgan Sts.
Residence of Mr. A. B. McClelland, Cor. First Ave. and West St.
Miss Helen Patton and Dolly
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Miss Aldine Hoge and Beauty
Miss Isabel Brock and Dandy
Miss Mollie and Jack Walton and their Pony. Uick
Master Ralph and Miss Bessie Summersgill and Teddy
Miss Helen Hoge and Black Beauty
Residence of Timothy Ross, E. High St.
Residence of M. R. Travis, N. West St.
Residence of Ex-Judge R. L. Crawford. E. [Lincoln St. Extension
Residence of Miss Millie Tharp. Cor. E, High and Cumberland Sts
Residence of Barney"Grossman, Cor. Morris and Lincoln Sts,
Residence of John G. Fordyce, VV. Greene St.
Residence of R. \V, Dougan, S. Washington St.
Miss Helen Ross and Duke
Master George Wise and Teddy
Master John Garvin and Prince
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Residence of Walter R. Hawkins, E. Greene St.
Neonetta, Georgiana, Harold and James Hawkins and Topsy
The Old Home Place of Walter R. Hawkins
Residence and Store Room of ]. R. SuramersgiU. \V. High St.
Residence of Judge James Inghram, Cor. High and Morris Sts
Residence of Mrs, Sarah Lindsey. W. High St.
Residence of L. VV. Sayers. Cor. Morris and Wayne Sts. Formerly the Home of Dr. A. B. Miller
Summer Residence of Dr. J, M. Parry, Aleppo, P. O.
Residence of W. O, Headlee. VV. College St.
Residence of Prof. A. J, \\a\clioll, I'oi ImiM .\vo .uul lliiilm.inSl
\^7AYNESBURG has a fine water system. Ten Mile Creek is one of the few pure
streams that courses through a well kept farming section, with no mills, factories
or mines (above the pumping station) to pollute or taint its waters.
The picture shows that the pumping station is not only a well kept building, full of
glittering machinery, but it is one of our beautiful pieces of scenery that has always
attracted many visitors.
We are doubly blessed, for we have an inexhaustible supply of soft water, free from
lime or minerals, to be reached by Artesian wells, aside from the streams that flow
through our town.
We are blessed with a fine location for a reservoir, for the hill north of town, upon
which our water supply is kept in store, is high above the town. The force of gravity
from this reservoir gives us one of the best water systems in the State for fire purposes.
We are amply protected from the ravenous flames that so soon wipe out a city, as
we have fire plugs on almost every corner. Our water rates for domestic purposes are
very reasonable and we have an ample supply for all purposes.
Carnegie Pump Station
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Carnegie Pump Station — Pumping Natural Gas to Pittsburg
E. B. Throckmorton and Party Starting on a Mountain Trip
Starting on a Three-hundred-mile Spin over the Alleghenies
A few of the Automobiles kept at Scott's Garage
A Few of the Alumni of Waynesburg College
1, N. A. Clark. 2, Jacob Ruble. 3, James H. Norris. 4, W. R. Ruble. 5, Ira L. Mvers. t>, Mateie Moore Heaton. 7, Sarah
Helphenstine McCormick. 8, Marearet M. Bridce. 0, Hattie F. Stewart. 10, Sarah Stockdale Wise. 11, Lena Clayton Ander-
son. 12, W. Brvon Greenlee. 13. J. C. Momyer. 14. Thomas Hudson. IS. J. C. LauRhhn. lt>, W. M. Ryan. 17, A. M. GregB.
18, W. R. Baldwin. It. Harry Lutz. 20, John W. Keller. 21, U. W. McMillan. 22, Wm. Baker. 23, J, M. Roberts. 24, John
H. Campbell. 25, O. L. Blachley. 2b. J. A. B. Oelevee.
A Few of the Alumni of Waynesburg College
l.Pres. Z.X.Snyder. 2, Dr Helen M. Miller. 3. Mrs. Mary Owen House. 4. Stella Oelevee. 5, Rev. Georee \V. Montgo
^1 Dr. Owen L, Hen,8 7 Fred H,gh. 8 Nora Summerscill Hish. >1. Dr. A. F. B. Morris. 10. Louise M. Rin
U. Daniel T. \V. hams. U, Mrs. Mattie Scott Lucas. 13. William A. Silveus. 14. Rev. W. S. Danley. 15. Dr. Homer L. (
16. Mrs. Amelia Beauty Wendt. 17. Rev. A. j. Meek,' IS.' Dr. "Garard^Fordyce. "I'Craco'b B''.\da'ms;''Es'.V '''io. 'Marv'patlerson!
„u_ , 23. Joseph W.Nelson. 24. Rev. W. J. Fisher. 25. Georee W.Teaearden.
21, Mantie Strawn. 22. Mrs. Phoebe Wood Will
1 Dr I M Houston. 2 Rev. W. Q. Rosselle. 3, H. E. Buffington. 4. George B. Mitchell. S, Dr. W. W. Grube. 6, Eva
Keener-Everly. 7. E. M. Everly. Esq. 8, 011a Avers. '>. R. W. lr,ghram. 10, Rev. ]. B. Miller. ". Re^^ J- <?; ^";"^-
Koehne. 13. Rev. Harry W Vincent. 14, Grace F. Sayers. IS. Dr. F. C. Stahlman. lb. Prof. Albert McG.nn.s,
18 Marv Pitcock-Biddle. 1«, Prof. Charles E. Home. 20, Virginia Sowers-Krantz. 21, Mary Hathaway-
35, Carrie Inghram. 26, Bessie Sutton-Sellers.
12, Rev. ]
n. Rev. R. L. Biddli
McGinnis. 22, Rev. Th(
i Whitiles. 23, Rev. Ja
24, Laura Inghra
College Senior Class of 07
The Class of 'S/, '95, 74, '03, 'OS
How Waynesburg College looked about the year 1860. The Public School
The Commons and the old Graveyard
Some Well-known Girls of Early College Days
1864— Mary Phelan-Hoee. Je
B. Woods, Hannah Day-GoBley, ]e
! Webb-Bayard, Emm
1867— Mary Owen-House. Ada Braddock-Blair, Lizzie A. Park
Downey, Nannie PoUock-Kennedy. Mary btone-Reed, Mary All
1873— Lou Porter, Emma Hayward-Oliphant, Lizzie
, Sue Poi
th, Jo O'Key. Laur
Estelle Biddle-Clark, Flo
raden, Belle Braden-Foster
ns. Mary Humbert, Lou Smith-Ache, Maccie Harbaueh-Evans, B
! Widney-Spiowls, Ella Gilmore-Rinehart. Sallie Buchanan-McC
mma Clark-Von Bender, Philinda Andrew-Ritchie,
Hill-Nulton, Josie A. Hayward'
Daniel Anderson, Mrs. Phoebe Jane Dague, (Mother of Mrs. H. S. Dole.) Margaret ij. Sirawn. Z. C. Ra
Dr. .1. T. Ullom, James H. Babbitt, Jolin H. Rodgers, Prof. George S. Martin.
Aunt Polly Sla
Rev. R. H. Sutton, Joseph G. Rilrhie, Hon, C. A. Black. Mrs. Margaret Bell Miller, Hon. A A. Purman. Ja
Knox, Dr. Anderson Cross, Robert A. McConnell, David Crawford, Hon Justus F. Temple.
Residence of Walter Miller, First Ave.
Residence of Samuel Huonell, N. Kichhill St.
S. M. Smith's Stable
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George Moredock, Harry Smith and his Pouy, Colonel
Master Russell Kuhn aiui Tan
College Track Team
Waynesburg's P. O. M. Ball Team
The memhers on the bench, reading from left to right, are Joe
F. P. Simpson, 3 B.; Milt Montgomery. 2 B. ; James Ganier, C. F. ; Jo
Ben Montsomerv, C. : Frank Dessau, P.; K, Hagerman, P.: Elmer Ca
Wajnesbure, Wasliineton. Braddock, Charleroi, Uniontown. Cnmbe
Ohio), made up the Pennsylvania. Ohio and Maryland League. This
saw some great games. The pennant was not won until the last gam
with less than one hundred points between them. The P. O. M. took
R. F. ; E. E.
P.; J. V. M
vas one of
ut of thr.
ist Liverpool and Steubenville (both of
fastest minor leagues in America. We
id the first seven clubs closed the season
games played with the National League.
Caudidates for the Ho College I'uot-Ball I'eain
Walton Bldg., owned by Senator D. S. Walton. Walton Hotel, Ned Walton, Proprietor
T^HE year 1774 was known in local history as the "bloody year." Fort Jackson was built on the
plateau (that is now a part of East Waynesburg) near the mouth of John Wiley's Run. It was
the refuge for about fifty families that resided in this neighborhood. At first this fortification was
but a single cabin remodeled and reconstructed into a sort of blockhouse. It was increased in size
as the inhabitants increased and dangers thickened, until it was a regular stockade of great capacity
and superior strength. It consisted of a regular system of cabins, arranged in the form of a hollow
square and enclosing an acre of ground. Between these cabins were palisades ten or twelve feet
high, all supplied with portholes and other necessary essentials to effective defense. Each prominent,
thrifty settler in this neighborhood who looked to Fort Jackson for protection, owned one of its
elementary cabins, and besides a home on his farm had a home of defense to be resorted to
in case of danger.
The old settlers built their cabins under the protecting care of the fort, for the redskin was as
ready with destructive flames to burn the home as he was to scalp the inmates.
Man has always found it necessary to look to the combined assistance of his fellows to help
protect his home. Nations build navies and drill armies in times of peace to be ready to protect
their possessions in times of trouble.
The business world has found it a necessity to insure all the goods, buildings, and furniture
against loss by fires, floods, winds, burglars and a hundred other enemies. The most prudent
people on earth carry insurance on all their property. Where would new Baltimore be without
the millions of fire insurance that poured into the stricken city? Chicago and San Francisco
were likewise helped.
Individuals who are looking for insurance with reliable companies that have a standing army
of 80,000,000 dollars ready to fight your battle and make good your loss, should lose no time to
come in under the protecting care of this great power.
Harry B. Goodwin and Daniel B. Huffman have one of the best real estate, insurance and
loan offices in Waynesburg. They are ready at all times to show you their business opportunities
and places for investments. They are ever ready to promote legitimate stock companies.
If you are wise, you will lay aside a fraction of your plenty for compounded trouble that the
future may bring you. Visit room No. 2 in the Downey House Building and come out a
safer, saner man.
The Farmers & Drovers National Bank. Organized in 1834. The Oldest and Largest Banking Institution in Greene County
Hon. D. S. Walton, President Geo. VV. Gordon, Vice-President J. B. F. Rinehart, Vice-President
J. B. F. Rinehart, Cashier Harry L. Georgb, Asst. Cashier
D. S. WALTON
GEO. VV. GORDON
J. B F. RINEHART
C. H. BOWLBY
JAS. L. lAMS
L. W. MEEK
GEO. W. RINEHART
G. H. MOREDOCK
W. H. BAILEY
Deposits $1,200,000 Surplus and Profits $540,000
Citizens Bank Building, Cor. Washington and High Sts. (The old Campbell corner)
THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
OF WAYNESBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
SEPTEMBER 4, 1906
VV. P. HosKiNSON, President
Dennis Smith, Vice-President
J. C. Garard, Cashii
Loans and Discounts
U. S. Bonds
Banking House & Fixtures
Cash and Reserve
Surplus and Undivided Profits
W. P. HOSKINSON
D. L. DONLEV
T. ]. HUFFMAN
HON. R. L. CRAWFORD
T. J. WISECARVER
C. E. BOWER
DR. J. T. ULLOM
T. P. MOFFETT
D. C. CUMPSTON
J C. GARARD
On roll of National Banks of the United States; first in Greene County, thirteenth in the State, thirty-
sixth in the United States.
Union Deposit lV Trust Company
UNION DEPOSIT & TRUST COMPANY
STATEMENT MAY 26, 1906
Loans and Discounts
Stocks, Bonds and Mortgages
Furniture and Fixtures
Cash and Due from Banks
$497,024 29 Capital Stock $125,000 00
100,851 85 Surplus Fund 110,000 00
6,042 78 Undivided Profits 2,751 76
681 44 Bills Re-Discounted 33,500 00
39.994 48 Due Depositors 373.343 08
$644,594 84 Total $644,594 84
R. F. Downey, President
Thomas S. Crago, Vice-President
W. D. CoTTERREL, Treasurer
R. F. DOWNEY
JOHN VV. DONNAN
D. K. PHILLIPS
J. W. CLOSSER
S. W. SCOTT
CHAS. V. GARRISON
VIRGINIA E. SOUTH
THOS. S. CRAGO
N. H. BIDDLE
H. K. BARB
VV. J. BAYARD
The American National Bank
U. S. Bonds
Premium on U. S. Bonds
Cash and Due from Banks
Furniture and Fixtures
Surplus and Profits
Dr, S. E. VVinget, President
Pkter Bradley, 1st Vice-Pres.
P. J. Bradley, Cashier
J. T. Shiplet, 2nd Vice-Pres
S. E. VVINGET PETER BRADLEY
J. T. SHIPLET MATTHIAS BRANT
JAMES HATFIELD D. K, PHILLIPS
W. H. SPRAGG J. M. SHRIVER
GEO, D. HUFFMAN F. E. MORRIS
S. O. MINOR
A. Lantz, President J- A. Dunn, Cashier
Capital Stock $100,000, Surplus and Profits $130,000, Deposits $300,000, Loans $450,000.
Interior of the Waynesburg Pressed Steel Co. Mills. Manufacturers of the VVaynesburg
Solid-Steel Shovel. The Best Made Shovel in the World
The Green House
I HIS is one of our historic buildings. It was in the rooms on the second floor that Miss Margaret Kerr Bell
taught the girls' classes in 1850; this was the beginning of the Female Department of the College
This building was used for years as a hotel; the bar-room was in the room now occupied by J.G Gordan'sstore.
In this building Messrs. Harry Taylor and George Huffman carry on their large and extensive real
estate and insurance business.
In the room where once the students, with pencil and slate, struggled with interest and square root, are
put through some of the plans that have made this one of the leading real estate firms of the county.
Interior of J. M. Kennedy's Jewelry Store, W. High St.
Interior of John W. Nichol's Jewelry Store, S. Washington St.
The Downey House Barber Shop
Don't wait half your life away! City work. Six chairs. Six artists. The best place to i
place to get the best shave. If joii are %vise, U R next. Chisler & Cummings. Props.
ijuick shave: the quicke
S. Goldsmith's Jewelry Store, E. High St.
A Rood place to get the best goods
Wood and Sprague Bldg,, and the VV. F. Blair Bldg., E. High St.
Interior of the First Floor of Harrison i<: Cohen's Store
. HIS firm is doing a very large business in all the latest and best city styles. They carry a very large stock and
are clothiers and furnishers for men. women and children. They make a specialty of mail order business.
This is strictly a one-price store. They ship goods to all parts of Greene County.
E. C. Kelsey
For fourteen years Mr. Kelsey was the well-
known and beloved superintendent of the Baptist
Sunday-school. He died May 3, 1899.
NoRVAL HoGE, Mechanical Genius
Mr. Hoge will be seventy-two years of age
in March. He furnished many of the photo-
graphs from which some of the best pictures
in this book were made.
Interior of R, H. Goldberg and Co.'s Store
The largest and most complete carpet and dry goods store in VVaynesburg
Ladies' Department, where the largest and most stylish tailor-made suits, coats and furs are always in stock
Interior of C. L. Cochran & Co.'s Dry Goods and Millinery Store, E. High St.
One of the best patronized stores in VVaynesburg
Scene on Smith's Creek
Ten Mile Creek
l"obl-Ollice Buildiug, ovvued by Timothy Koss
'"The best test of what any people are, or what they do, is found in the articles offered for
sale at their stores and shops.
No better evidence can he had that Waynesburgers area home-loving, home-building people
than the immense stock of everything in the way of home and office furniture offered for sale here.
The Waynesburg Furniture and Undertaking Company have one of the largest stores in
this section. They carry everything that is needed for comfort, convenience and luxury.
The interior of our homes are as beautiful and home-like as the exteriors are magnificent
and stately, and there is nothing better to prove to the world that we are a reading people, than
the almost universal use of the Macy sectional bookcases that are in almost everj- home and
office. Much of the harmony that so completely heightens the effect and appearance of some
of the best homes, has been the result of the artistic temperament of the good wife, ever ready
to find opportunities for the decorative changes of the never ending variety to which these
sections of golden oak, maple or mahogany bookcases lend themselves so admirably.
This company is sole agent for the celebrated Macy sectional bookcase and office furniture.
The most complete undertaking establishment in Greene County- Store in the post-
Corner of High and Morris Sts.
Go just around this famous old corner if you are looking for the best equipped job office in Waynesburg. If you
are in need of the best and most artistic work, then follow the crowd. This is the street, see the sign; see the
proprietor. See if there is not millions in printer's ink when C. T. Sutton handles the ink.
The Messenger Corner has always been the business center of Waynesburg. Barney Grossman, the king
clothier, is one of the best known citizens in the county. Barney is known by the clothes he sells. Vou can get
just as good clothing here as you will find in any of the large stores of the cities.
Miss Jfssie lildtk and Beth Helphenstiiie
"Old Fred," who has taken the girls many a dandy drive
Interior of the Local Kxchauge
'X'HE South Penn Telephone and Telegraph Company has 962 phones in VVaynesburg, 524 farmers' phones and
75 pay stations. Connections with all the standard companies. The C. D. & P., and American Bell Company
give long distance connection with all points in the United States.
The South Penn is owned and managed by VVaynesburg and Greene County people. B. N. Freeland. Presi-
dent; W. D. Cotterrel, Treasurer; E. B. Throckmorton, Secretary and Manager; T. S. Crago, Counsel. The officers
are all directors and with the following complete the Board of Directors: J. W. Closser. Lou Waddell, ]. B. F.
Rinehart. Ed Scott and J. H. Wise.
Style of Construction
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Laying Underground Cables
I HE Greene County Telephone Company, organized by citizens of Waynesburg and Greene
County, is building a modern and up-to-date system.
This company owns its telephones and pays no tribute to the trust.
Conduits and wires are being placed underground and a complete central exchange is being
installed. Connections are being made with all points in Greene and adjoining counties, also long
distance service over Independent lines to Pittsburg, Uniontown. Wheeling, Columbus, Jownstown,
Altoona, Erie, Youngstown and many other places. W. H. Bailey is President, T. B. Lee. Treasurer and Manager:
Challen W. Waychoff, Counsel. Offices, Grossman Bldg.. High St.
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A Group of VVaynesburg Business College Students
RUSINESS, business, business! is the cry; and it is the wide-awake young people of to-day who fit themselves
for a business life, who will be the business men and women of to-morrow. The VVaynesburg Business
College is equipped to give you all the advantages of a first-class business training that will fit you for all
remunerative business pursuits. See the splendid set of young people who are now preparing for a business
career. Shorthand, typewriting and all branches taught at the Waynesburg Business College.
George E. Rice
T S a rising young business man, who was born on a farm in Gilmore Township, Greene County, Penna., October
19, 1867. He is a son of Josephus and Sarah Roberts Rice, He received his education in the public schools,
and the Normal University of Ada, Ohio. He taught one term in the public schools, after which he began leasing
oil and gas lands and selling the leases to the various operating companies and investing the money received from
such sales in oil properties, most of which proved to be good.
In 1902 he came to Waynesburg and took up the coal land and real estate business, in which business he has
been very successful, and is now the owner of a large acreage of coal lands in Pennsylvania. West \'irginia and
Ohio. He is interested in a number of other enterprises of various kinds. On October 8. 1902, he married Edna
Jane, daughter of James A. Phillips, of Uniontown, Penna. They have one son, James P., who is one and one-half
years of age.
CALL AND SEE
BABBITT, THE PHOTOGRAPHER
YOU WILL GET THE LATEST STYLE
PHOTOS AND FRAMES AT THE
LOWEST PRICES GROUND FLOOR STUDIO
1\ /[ R. BABBITT has conducted a photo-
graph studio here since 1899, where
he has always been one of our busiest
workers. He has built up a very large
trade throughout the county. Almost this
entire collection of photographs came from
this artist, and no words can add to the
real worth of his work, for these pictures
speak for themselves.
]. Harry Babbitt, Photographer
Mr. Babbitt is a photographer of more than
ordinary ability. He is well equipped for all classes
(if work, outside work, interior views, house pictures
and his ever increasing studio work.
For reasonable prices, guaranteed results, cour-
teous treatment and all that goes to make an artistic
piece of work, we are certain that no better place can
be found than the art studio at 33 West High Street.
Mr. Babbitt is a native of the county, a thorough
Waynesburger, and all the town's interests are his.
Compare the work in this collection with that of any
other city, and see if Waynesburg does not rank favor-
ably with the best.
Vernon E. Wallace, Assistant
R. L Summersgill's Marble and Granite Works, Cor. Washington and Franklin Sts.
IV/r R. SUMMERSGILL has built up a very large trade in his line of work. He deals
in granite and marble monuments, chimney caps, pavements and all kinds of stone
work. Mr. Summersgill now has the largest stock that he has ever carried, and anyone
wishing first-class work will do well to visit this old, reliable establishment.
It has been fifty years since this marble business, now carried on so extensively, was
first established by the present proprietor's father, J. J- Summersgill. All over Greene
County, in almost every spot where chiseled marble marks the resting-place of some
dear one, is found the mark of the master workman, and the name Summersgill Marble
Works" (found on the base) indicates the confidence the people of this county have
in this firm.
The verj' latest and most expensive pneumatic machinery has been installed, and
now one man, with these improved facilities, can do the work that it formerly required
four men to do.
Waynesburg takes pride in her well-laid pavements. They are mostly made of
Cleveland stone and a very large percentage of these miles of modern improvements
were put in place by this hustling Waynesburger.
The Greene County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
T^HIS magnificent monument was erected in honor of the Greene County boys who served
their country in the dark days of the sixties.
This is one of the finest monuments erected to the war heroes in this section, and is the
gift of Greene County to forever show her appreciation of the service of her sons.
It was erected by Waynesburg's capable marble and stone cutter, Mr. S. A. Rinehart,
whose handiwork is seen on such buildings as the residences of Messrs. J. B. F. Rinehart,
Dr. J. T. Ullom, C. H. Bowlby, the Christian Church, and many other beautiful places around
Waynesburg, where workmanship of the highest order was required.
Mr. Rinehart has a well equipped granite and marble works, where the very finest line of
tombstones, monuments, vaults and all the latest and best designs are worked out both bv
hand and b}- machinery. The latest pneumatic machinery installed.
The shop and marble yards are located on South Morgan Street.
Judge Inghram's Yard
/^N the morning of October 11, 1906, an
unusual scene was presented to view.
The ground was white with snow, and snow
was clinging to the green foliage of the trees,
making a rare picture indeed. Up to this date
no frost had come to kill the green foliage and
all nature was robed in its summer attire,
when on the evening of the 10th, about two
inches of snow fell, mingling the pure white
with the deep green.
pROF. JOHN C. STEWART, who is now
serving his sixth year as County Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, was the first
superintendent in Greene County to be elected
for a second term.
Prof. John C. Stewart
The Four Mile Bridge, over South Ten Mile Creek, Built in 1840
Reverse this page and look at this picture
iGE W. WiSF
a native of Greene
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Mrs. Priscilla Barnes Wisecarver and two of
her grandchildren, George Wisecarver Wise and
Robert Russell Wise.
Mrs. Wisecarver was born September IS. 1818,
and died April 29, lOOfi, in her eighty-eighth year.
She was united in marriage to Mr. George Wise-
carver. May 1, 1843, and this union lasted for nearly
Through all of her husband's labors and achieve-
ments, she was always a true helpmeet. Her energy,
kind and cheerful disposition was a great source of
comfort and encouragement to her husband and to all
who came in contact with her.
s born in 183l.,
Zollarsville, Pa, He
ated at Waynes
as one of the gok
seekers known a
returned to Wavnes-
burg and was 1
he State Legisla
He was a melr
-fifth and forty
ted Fayette, Gr
ties. After leaving Com.
he was U. S. C
man of u
Jesse Hook was born on a farm (now East
Waynesburg) in the year 18tX), He died in 1870. Mr.
Hook was the first president of the Farmers and
Drovers Bank. He was a large land owner: at one
time he owned two thousand acres near Waynesburg.
He probably gave employment to more people of this
section than any other man of his day.
Mr. Hook was a member of the first official board
of directors of the college.
Interior of Randolph & Bailey's Office
/'~^ REENE COUNTY has mines of wealth yet untouched. Limestone, building-stone, as
fine as can be found anywhere, yellow and white sand, oil and gas in abundance, besides
the great vein of Pittsburg coal underlying nearly all of the county; all this, together with
fine farming and grazing lands, make this a spot endowed with great natural resources.
We are situated between the great coke-fields of Fayette County and the large foundries
and factories of the West and the Southwest: between the great valley of the Monongahela
and Ohio Rivers (the Monongahela Valley being perhaps the richest valley in the world),
while our vast coal area awaits only the building of the railroads about to traverse the county
from East to West and from North to South, and the development of the rich mines.
No one is more familiar with the resources, probable growth and developments to follow
in the near future than the firm whose place of business is here shown — Randolph & Bailey —
both having been born in the county and educated at Waynesburg College. J . A. F. Randolph,
the senior member, has been practically at the head of this firm ever since it was established,
and no one has had better opportunity to watch the developments and possible outcome of
this section than he.
This is the largest and oldest insurance, real estate and loan agency in the county, having
been established in 1880. They represent the largest and best fire insurance companies in
America, besides first-class life insurance companies, accident and sick benefits, etc., and their
patrons have the benefit of their experience of years in business.
This firm has always had a large custom outside of the town and county, and anyone
wishing to learn more of the interests and possibilities here mentioned will do well to corre-
spond with Randolph & Bailey-
Ten Mile Valley, Looking West from Sunset Park
For Bicycles and Bicycle Repairing go to James Hays, in the Heiphenstine Bldg.
Rubber Stamps a Specialty
Rush's HoUuu. Ouc Milt- .Suulli ol \\d\nt-,|jui
\ A7 T. Hays, agent for the Standard Rotary Sewing Machine. Souvenir
postal cards, pictures, books and children's toys. Mr. Hays keeps all
the latest and best local and foreign postal cards. The Souvenir Book of
Waynesburg is on sale at this store.
When in need of anything in this line, call on Mr. Hays, South Washington
St., Helphenstine Bldg.
The Rocks (the Old Swimming Hole) and Crawford's Bridge
The Allison Building (From an Old Photograph by Wallace)
' I "HIS building is one of much interest to people who trequented the streets of Waynesburg some thirty years ago.
Those who have grown up with the town will readily recognize the building; nor will they be slow to see the
foot-bridge, the end of which can be seen between the building in question and the frame one to the left. Many of
the older persons of our town can remember crossing this bridge on their way to attend Sunday-school at the old
Cumberland Church, which stood in what is now Monument Park. The hollow which this bridge spanned is pretty
well filled up with buildings and fine residences.
Great indeed have been the changes wrought in this part of Waynesburg; to the right, and across the alley,
you can see a part of the old Bradley Hotel, which has recently been torn down, and in its place has been erected
the handsome building known as the People's Bank Building. To the left is a frame house; on the front of it hangs
the dishpan and broom, from which we infer that the women of that day were carrying on war against dirt in much
the same way that our mothers, wives and sisters are doing to-day. On this site now stands the three-story
Jacobs & Headley Building.
Remarkable indeed has been the increase in real estate values of these three and of all Waynesburg properly
in the past thirty years; and there certainly cannot be a doubt in the mind of anyone who has pondered on the
future of the town and county, but that the next few years will witness a much more remarkable increase in property
values in general. This building has also had quite a change in appearance in the way of business-like fronts.
The storeroom over which we see the sign of Sayers & Hoskinson. is now occupied by J. T. Rogers & Co., the well-
known druggists. On the other side of the center door is located the Inghram & Orndoff shoe store, while the
second and third floors are occupied as offices.
Burns & Headlee, the hustling real estate and insurance agents, ever ready to cater to the wants of those who
are looking for investments, or those who have real estate to sell, are located on the third floor of this building.
where in former days Mr. Wallace, and later Mr. Rogers, took many a likeness. They pictured only what was then
true, but contrast their work with this picture of some present facts and the future realities.
Greene County, according to the geological survey, has 375,000 acres of seven-foot vein of coal, which to-day
can probably be bought for 150,000,000; when mined it is worth at one dollar per ton, S2, 703, 100.000, or more than
fifty times the amount for which it is now selling; thus for every dollar you put into coal, you ought to get in
return, $54. Think it over, figure it out. The population of Waynesburg has more than doubled in the last ten
years; three-fourths of our increase has come from the rural districts. Farmers have sold their coal and moved
into town to educate their children. Many others will do likewise within the next ten years; some will want to
re-locate on some good farming lands, and to these very features. Messrs. Burns and Headlee are devoting a great
deal of their time. They have made this a special study and know where and how to please just this class of people.
John F. Pauley
James J. Pauley
T N 1813 Dr, Layton started the VVaynesburg Messenger. In 1840 Mr. Charles A. Black was editor and
proprietor. He sold out to James VV. Hays in 1842, and Mr Hays sold to VV. T. H. Pauley in 1844. In
1852 Mr. Pauley sold to J. S. Stockdale and James S. Jennings, but the end of the year saw Mr. Pauley
again at the head. In 1857 Mr. Jennings for the second time became editor. In 1867 Mr. Pauley again
took charge of the paper and remained in charge until 1888, when he rented the entire plant to James
S. Jennings; but the year 1888 found Mr. Pauley once more in the editorial and managerial chair.
Mr. Pauley associated with himself his two sons. James J. and John F. Mr. Pauley died in 1897, and three
years later Mr. James J. died. Since then the paper has been managed and edited by John F. Pauley.
The Messenger has always been one of the best read, most quoted papers in this section. No better
story of the growth of our town could be told than just the plain story of the trials, hardships, financial
problems and many handicaps with which the Messenger has had to struggle. When Mr. Pauley took hold
of the paper it was printed on a hand-press, delivered throughout the county on horseback by the editor in
person. To-day the Messenger is printed twice a week and has a very wide circulation. The Messenger
has a well equipped job department in connection with its plant. In policy this paper has always kept
the rooster at the head of its editorial columns. It advocates the old Thomas Jefferson style of
Democracy, pure and simple. Few papers have had the same continuous existence.
I HE Greene County Democrat was founded
in 1881; the first issue was on Saturday,
December l7th. J. F. Campbell and D. R. P.
Huss. Esqs., set the enterprise afloat. Mr. Huss
bought the outfit for the Democrat at Washing-
ton, D. C, the same having been used in the
publication of The Standard. Simon R. Huss
became editor, but in 1884 F. M. Spragg bought
the entire plant and became editor, with
S. R. Huss associate editor. In 1885 Colonel
James S Jennings bought a one-half interest,
and in 1887 James W. Hays, Jr., became sole
editor and proprietor, selling out in 1893 to
John T. Goodwin & Co.. the style of the firm
changing on January 1, 1896, to The Democrat
Publishing Company. The Democrat has
been edited and managed by W. O. Headlee
It has always been a remarkably success-
ful paper. It now has a weekly circulation of
4,200. The Democrat has a well equipped
job department in connection with the paper.
Always true to its name, it advocates pure
Jeffersonian Democracy. The Democrat is
strictly a family paper, giving all the news of
W. O. Headlee
j^HE Waynesburg Kfpiiblicint was founded in 1833 by Job
Smith GolT, but at the end of the year it suspended for
want of support. James W. Moorhead revived it in 1841. when
it was called the Greene County /('/;/<'. Once more it suspended.
In 1843 S. Sigfried. Jr., again revived it. Thomas Porter was
at the helm in 1851. Gen. J. H. Wells had charge in 1852.
Joseph Cooke purchased the plant and changed the name to
the Waynesburg liable. In 1856 the name of Greene County
J^epiiblicaii was restored by E. R. Bartleson. L. K. Evans was
editor during the Civil War. Riddle and Clark then had
charge. In 1856 it was published by James E. Sayers, Esq.
Mr. Sayers gave the paper its present name, the Waynesburg
Republican. In 1868 James N. Miller gave the paper another
change of name. It was then called the Repository. W. G.
W. Day took charge and again renamed it the Waynesburg
Republican. In 1884 Mr. Day sold a half interest to I. H. Knox.
In 1885 J. W. Ray and J. P. Teagarden bought Mr. Day's inter-
est in the paper and later on sold their interest to J. H. Van
Cleve, who, in the latter part of 1892, sold his interest to
I. H. Knox, who is sole proprietor and editor.
The Republican is one of the best edited, best printed
political and general family papers in our town. Clean, whole-
some, and ever advocating the best interests of our town and
county. There is a large, well appointed job department in
connection with this plant.
When in Waynesburg. don't forget to pay a friendly visit
to this office.
The Collegian Staff
WAVNESBURG TIMES AND INDEPENDENT
' I "HE newest newspaper in Greene County is The
Waynesburg Daily Times, which issued its initial
number February 4. 1901. It is newsy, crisp, gossipy
and a household favorite. It is Republican in its
politics and Democratic in its policies. It is the
boomer of everything good for Greene County and is
intensely good roadish and immensely railroadish. It
has been the "official" organ of the Wabash railroad
all these years and its " Follow the flag" has become
a proverb. Next to bread and butter, it is a daily
'T'HE Independent has entered upon its thirty-fifth
year. It is independent in politics, religion and
a lot more things. It is always on the side of right
and has been laboring for a life-tirae to benefit and
bless Greene-countians. It has contributed its free
share toward aiding every good work of whatever
order or calling. It is liberal and has many good
and true friends. It wields a wide influence for God
and home and native land.
The editor of the Times and Indepcyident is
J. VV. McKay.
Hex, owned by Challen VV. VVaycho
(-iypsy Girl, owned and driven by Harleigh ] C
Interior of the VVaynesburg Steam Lauodry, Cor. of Washington and Franklin Sts.
Interior of A. C. Specht's Plumbing and Gas Fitting Office. South Washington St.
Stone House Built by Capt. James Seals in 1790
3 - H
Public School Building Built in 1832— Still Standing
The Boat-House Built by John Rodgers in 1.S45
Zahniser Brothers, South Washington St.
Elms Brothers, Cor. Greene and Cumberland Sts
VVaynesburg's two large machine and blacksmith shops, where all kinds of oil- and gas-well tools
and all kinds of machinery repairing is done.
THE LYCEUM— THE PEOPLE'S COLLEGE
Waynesburg has always liberally patronized the lyceum. Many of the fore-
most attractions on the platform have been heard here, and the great list already
booked for the season of 1^)06-7 shows that we are going ahead and not backwards.
Col Geo. \V. Bain, Edmund Vance Cooke, Boynton Concert Co., Prof. Willis Moore, Durno,
Miss Dorothy Johnstone, Prof. Edward Eilert, Mrs. Helen McConnell, Miss Maud Willis, MarcusH. Havice,
Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, American Jubilee Co., Wm. Owen's Shakespearean Club, The International
Grand Concert Co., Mr. and Mrs. Fred High, DeKoven Male Quartette, Judge Alden, Carmen's, Italian
Boys, Sen. Tillman, Victor's Venetian Band, the Alpine Entertainers, Dr. Madison W. Chase.
Attractions heard in Waynesburg during the season of 1905-6
Roney's Boys, Capt. Jack Crawford, Lulu Tyler Gates Co., Prof. John B. DeMotte. Thomas
McCleary, Gen. Z. T. Sweeny, Martha Foote Crow, Dr. W. C. Farrabee, Gov. Frank Hanley. Dr. Stanley
L. Krebs, Prof Geo, P. Bible. Mr. Geo. Kiernan, Miss .Augusta Grim, Miss Dess Mc Claren, Pres. A. E.
Turner, Miss Ethel Palmer, Slayton Jubilee Co., Dr. Guy Carlton Lee.
Reunion of the teachers
and students of Greene
Academy, held at Car-
michaels August 23 and
Late pictures of a few of
the one-time students of
1, Josepli B, Wise. 2, Lem H. Wiley
innell. 7, Josepli Oelevee. S, L, H.Gre.
rlisle. 12, Rev, W. S, Wood. 13, J, Rea
14, Clark B. Way.
Elizabetli Wood. S, David F. Hunnell. 0. lohn S.
r Pond. 10, Martha A. Stevenson. 11, Louisa Jackman
15, Rev. ]. W. Gary.