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the economic system of cattle feeding in the Scioto Valley.

25. Renick, Memoirs, 3-4, 32-35, 48; Henlein, Cattle Kingdom in the Ohio Valley, 131;

Bennett, The County of Ross, 137; The Scioto Gazette, March 27, June 26, 1806; January

11, 1808.

26. This event was noted in the Scioto Gazette, February 24, 1820.

27. Bennett, The County of Ross, 359; Jonathan G. Harness to Daniel McNeill,

November 1, 1820. McNeill Family Papers.

28. Renick, Memoirs, 55.

29. Henlein, ed., "Journal of F. and W. Renick," 174, 176.

30. King, "The Coming and Going of Ohio Droving," 251.

31. George W. Renick.

32. Daniel McNeill to Daniel R. McNeill, April 11, 1827. McNeill Family Papers.

33. Catherine McNeill acted as her ailing father's amanuensis in this letter. Daniel

McNeill to Daniel R. McNeill, March 31, 1829. McNeill Family Papers.

34. Strawder McNeill was the son of Daniel McNeill's brother, John, who had

migrated to Ross County in 1809. In 1816 he established the town of Frankfort upon his

lands in Concord Township. Throughout his life, John McNeill was engaged in the

mercantile and livestock businesses. Will of Daniel McNeill, Sr., Will Book I, Office of

the Clerk of the County Court of Hardy County, 328; Bennett, The County of Ross, 599;

Williams Bros., History of Ross and Highland Counties, 314.

35. Catherine McNeill to Daniel R. McNeill, March 15, 1830. McNeill Family Papers.

36. Inventory of the Estate of Daniel McNeill, Will Book 6, Office of the Clerk of the

County Court of Hardy County, 71-74.

37. John Ashton, "History of Shorthorns in Missouri prior to the Civil War," Missouri

State Board of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin, XXI (November 1923), 14-29.

38. Henlein, Cattle Kingdom in the Ohio Valley, 75-79; Sanders, Shorthorn Cattle,

185-186; Charles S. Plumb, "Felix Renick, Pioneer," Ohio Archaeological and Historical

Quarterly, XXIII (January 1924), 28-56; Edward N. Wentworth, A Biographical Catalog

of the Portrait Gallery of the Saddle and Sirloin Club (Chicago, 1920), 235-238.

39. For names of settlers from the South Branch who went to Missouri, see Ashton,

"History of Shorthorns in Missouri," 59-62.






The editor, Lloyd J. Graybar, wishes to dedicate this article to the memory of his

mother, Maude V. Graybar.

1. Lloyd J. Graybar, "Albert Shaw's Ohio Youth," Ohio History, LXXIV (1965), 29-34,

tells of Shaw's upbringing in Ohio and his later rise to prominence. The diary is deposited

in the large collection of Shaw Manuscripts in the New York Public Library. His capi-

talization, spelling and punctuation appear here as in the original.

2. Ibid., 31. For history of the community see Stephen Riggs Williams, The Saga of the

Paddy's Run (Oxford, Ohio, 1945). W. H. Irwin, Esq., and Rev. S. D. Crothers, Cen-

tennial Historical Sketches of Greenfield and Vicinity, July 4, 1876 (Greenfield, Ohio,

1876), contains "An Historical Sketch of Paddy's Run, Butler County, Ohio," by Rev.

B. W. Chidlaw [n.p.].

3. J. H. Beadle, The Women's War on Whiskey: Its History, Theory, and Prospects

(Cincinnati, 1874), is a graphic account of the crusade written by an experienced reporter

for the Cincinnati Commercial. From January 23 until May 2, 1874 he visited a score

of Ohio towns to write on the campaign's progress and later published his stories in his

book. See also Cincinnati Commercial, January 6, 16, February 8, 10, April 10, 1874;

Cincinnati Daily Gazette, February 16, 1874; Cincinnati Enquirer, March 6, 1874; Mary

Earhart, Frances Willard: From Prayers to Politics (Chicago, 1944), 138, 141-145. The

Commercial, edited by Murat Halstead, native of Paddy's Run, gave extensive news

coverage to the crusade, often on the first page, under a standing headline: "Woman's

War on Whiskey" until March 30 when "Temperance" was substituted. Editorially it

was unenthusiastic. The Gazette made a lesser effort at coverage, calling it "The Woman's

Temperance Crusade" or "The Temperance Crusade." The disapproving Enquirer gave

considerable space to news under headings "Woman's War" or "The Crusade."

4. Cincinnati Daily Gazette, February 3, 1874; Beadle, Women's War, v, 11-14. Dr.

Lewis wrote the foreword to Beadle's book in March 1874.

5. A notable example was John C. Van Pelt, New Vienna saloonkeeper who first

threw beer on his female tormentors, then repented, dumped his stocks and joined Dr.

Lewis when he returned to Ohio in February on another lecture tour to advance the