Gladiator Newspaper from March 1st, 1888


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Gladiator Newspaper from March 1st, 1888 from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Gladiator Newspaper from March 1st, 1888. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Gladiator Newspaper from March 1st, 1888 is text, with genre newspaper. Its dimensions are 15.25 in. x 11 in.. It is 4 pages long.

It was created on Thursday, March 1, 1888.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Ezekiel Mettles, 1833-1914 is the Publisher.

"The Gladiator" was a newspaper published in Worthington from 1887 to 1888 by Ezekiel Mettles. The office for the Gladiator was located in the Goodrich Block on the southwest corner of Main (High) Street and the Public Square.

This issue from March 1st, 1888 includes a local news column and advertisements from local businesses. There are advice columns titled "Rules for Home Education" and "Five Ways to Stop or Cure a Cold" on the front page. The second page contains an article titled "Anarchy in the Capital City" which is an editorial about corruption among public officials.

Articles pertaining to local news appear on page three. Advertisements include those for "fine Gilt Wall Paper" at Bishop and Lewis’s, produce at Fay’s, "a lot of fine breed tame pigeons for sale at reasonable rates" by Geo. Mettles, and numerous other items. There is a note that Miss Mary H. Beach spoke to citizens regarding temperance. Annexation of territory to the Village of Worthington is also mentioned several times through page three. The paper also advocates for improving Worthington’s accommodations for summer visitors, writing, "Worthington has the reputation of being a summering place, yet no advantages are offered to induce people to come reside among us. A company ought to be started to build a spacious summer hotel. It will pay."

It covers the topics temperance movement, local government, advertising, newspapers and business.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2014.004.16.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1225.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on March 12, 2021. It was last updated March 16, 2021.