on for that section.
A portion of the clipping reads thus:—
The hill was owned by Peter Chardon Brooks, a first citizen of Massachusetts.
It was quite the fashion those days for a gent to found a town and thus put his name on the map. But Brooks, while he craved the perpetual publicity thus to be attained, really was too much of a gent to drive an ox cart to Geauga-co.
to do the foundiame?
argued the prominent pioneers, accepting.
They were a little bit dismayed, though, when Brooks announced that it was by his second name he wanted the town called.
But they vowed that even ifo prove that it isn't, by the centennial celebration.
It appears that in Ohio's early days Mr. Brooks, as did others, made purchase of Western lands, and it chanced that upon his the county seat ws some one is said to have remarked that the government might be conducted on a high plane.
Mr. Brooks was son of Rev. Edward Brooks, who gave him the name of his college classmate at Harvard, Pete