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The Bellville Weekly - 26 January 1877
Source: The Bellville Weekly, 26 January 1877, Vol. V, No. 43 (source documents held by Bellville / Jefferson Township Historical Museum)
(Communicated) The following is an
extract of a letter written by Mrs. E. MOORE to Miss S.A. HILBOURN,
of this place: MADERA, FRESNO CO., CAL., Jan.
7th., 1877.} This town is only two months old. We have
not had time to talk up church and school yet, but the spring will
make an opening for such improvements. There are 12 or 15
families here, two hotels and one boarding house, two saloons,
(quite well patronized), one Doctor and one Lawyer, are all of the
professional community we can boast of at present.
The name of the place "Madera" is the Spanish for floating timber or
lumber, which is very appropriate, as it is the terminus of a flume
for floating lumber out of the mountains to the Railroad, a distance
of 50 miles or more. This flume is sort of an experiment, but
with good management, must be a success, as there is a greater
demand for lumber than the company has been able to fill so far.
There is a million feet of lumber in the yard now, and are receiving
every day, or rather night, as it takes the lumber about 12 hours to
come the 50 miles or more. This flume is sort of an
experiment, but with good management, must be a success, as there is
a greater demand for lumber than the company has been able to fill
so far. There is a million feet of lumber in the yard now, and
are receiving every day, or rather night, as it takes the lumber
about 12 hours to come the 50 miles, and they take it out of the
flume in the night, as the ice from the mountains get among the
lumber and makes the work so much colder. The workman take it
out with their hands, and it is cold work having the hands in
ice-water all day. Dr. Lee would be a good person to tell you
of the workings of flumes, as he has been in this country. The
town is on the Railroad, so I feel quite at home to hear the cars in
the night. We have only three trains of a night, but that is
company for me, particularly if you are waiting on the sick as I
have been for nearly three months past. Ed. was taken with a
chill in October, followed with some sort of fever that he could not
seem to recover from, so over a month ago he got lame and and his
limbs, from the knees down, felt as though they were asleep and as
though they were in cold water. He went to Merced to the
Doctor, and after a week could not help himself up or down stairs,
or get his clothes on alone, would fall down and had to be helped
up, and would have fallen down stairs if a chinaman had not caught
him. I went to him. After a week the Doctor said we
might come home, and advised a galvanic battery in water. We
were boarding, and everything was so unhandy. We got into our
own house a month ago, unfinished as it was, with the carpenters
working over and around all for two weeks, to get it habitable for
the winter. He seemed to get better for some days, then the
cords in the calf of the left leg got sore and painful. He had
to keep his bed for 10 or 12 days. Finally one night he got so
sick. Frank telegraphed for the Doctor. By the time he
got here the crisis was passed. He had been passing blood and
pus from the bowels. The Doctor decided when he was so sick
the night before, that an abscess on the liver had broken and that
Ed. was very fortunate to have such a termination of so serious a
matter. He is improving every day now, and can walk about the
house without his cane. I find housekeeping quite a task, but
enjoy our home. * * We have had no rain for nearly nine
months, and the farmers are looking very gloomy over their
prospects. There is still a chance for a crop if there is rain
within three months. Dear Coz. will you have our "Bellville
Weekly" sent to Borden, we have only had three numbers in as many
months, so one's quite lost without it. Tell us all you can
think of when you write. I'll be a better correspondent in the
future if will write me. ED. joins me in love to you and
regards to Dr. LEE and family, Mr.. and Mrs. POTTS, and to Mrs.
RIDDLE. Remember me to Em. Charles. I want to hear of
Cousin DELLAH. I want to hear of everybody. Wishing you
a happy new year, we are ever yours. -- H. & ED. MOORE.
Dr. V.H. REISINGER declared off from the use of tobacco in any shape, on last Wednesday.
As we go to press, C.L. MILLER hands us a notice of his new Grocery and Provision Store, which he has opened in Bellville, O., in Mrs. WHITE's room, one door north of MARSHALL & COLEMAN's store, formerly occupied by A.F. SMALTZ, who has removed to Lexington.
The Sewing Society of the Universalist Church will meet at Mr. JOHN ZENT's on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1st. The Social will meet in the evening at Rev. N.A. SAXTON's. All are cordially invited to attend.
Mansfield, O., Jan. 24, 1877 -- J.C. POTTS, Esq., Bellville, O., Dear Sir: Will you please make mention in this week's "Weekly" that I propose starting a new drug store in the new building south of the Clifton House in a very short time. Yours very respectfully, B.L. BEVINGTON.
(Communicated) A pleasant incident occurred in the Forest Hall Sabbath School on the thirty-first of December last. C.E. PATTERSON was made the recipient of a valuable gold headed cane as a New Year's present, commemorative of his services while Superintendent and Teacher in said school. The presentation was made by Miss N.A. ROBINSON in fine style, and a few brief remarks expressed the gratitude of the receiver. -- Incognito.
NEW FURNITURE STORE -- Wm. LANEHART, who is well known in this vicinity as a first-class cabinet maker, has purchased the entire stock of furniture, and rented the rooms formerly owned and occupied by C.A. LEFEVER, and hereby notifies the citizens of this place and vicinity that he desires a portion of the public patronage. He has ordered all kinds of goods necessary for an outfit, and has secured manufacturing rooms and power of O. HOWARD & Son, who propose enlarging the increased demand of the trade. All work warranted to give satisfaction, both as to price and quality.
L. MOWRY's team ran away on last Tuesday on the street. The tongue became disconnected with the yoke. They ran furiously up street, got on the pavement at Patterson's Grocery, got free from the sled and fled. The harness was considerably injured.
AMOS FRY offers for sale a very finely matched span of mules, 4 years old.
Mrs. E.O. POST fell on the ice last Tuesday, hurting her hip very much.
Mrs. A.A. PATTERSON has been very ill for a week or ten days past.
DEATH OF REV. D.S. TRUCKENMILLER. Rev. D.S. TRUCKENMILLER, was born near McCunneville, Northumberland Co., Pa. Commenced his education at about the age of twenty-one, at Gettysburg, Pa., and completed it at Springfield, Ill. Was married to Miss M.E. BARMMAN the same year he had his first ministerial charge in Lycoming Co. He served three different charges in Pa. Moved to Seneca Co., O., in the fall of 1866, and has had three different charges in this State. He leaves a beloved wife and three children, viz., OSCAR C., HARRY I. and LOTTIE L., aged respectively 16, 10 and 5 years. In looking over his Bible which he used at family worship, we found the following written at the end of the volume: "June 5th., 1876, closed reading of the Bible at family worship the 4th. time." He labored faithfully in his last charge, which was in this vicinity, (his residence being in this place), until Oct., 1875, when he was attacked with an affection of the membrane of the throat and bronchials which gradually fastened itself on the lungs. His remarkable fine voice failed him, and for some time before his death he could only whisper. About a week previous to his death it was necessary for some persons to sit up with him at night. It was our privilege to be with him during the last night of his earthly existence. He rested quite well during the forepart of the night. At 11 o'clock he called for his medicine, which was a dover powder. Some time after he desired some medicine calculated to relieve his breathing. At 2 A.M. he was feeling worse and (illegible) us to go quietly and quickly for the Doctor. Not wishing to leave him entirely alone, asked if we should not call his wife, which he would not consent to. The Doctor came and gave him some medicine, after which he improved. About six o'clock in the morning, he desired us to rub his back which we did; also his lower extremities. On noticing that he seemed to be asleep, we felt for his pulse, which was not perceptible. We notified Mrs. T. that possibly he might not rally. Mr. & Mrs. SAM'L SHAFER came in. In about five or ten minutes he recovered; with a smile on his countenance said "it was nice to have pleasant dreams". It was now evident that his end was near. He said "this might be his last Sabbath." He asked Mr. S. to lead in family worship, which he did, reading the 23rd. Psalm, to various parts of which Mr. T. responded. Mr. S. prayed earnestly for the dying man. The attending physician (Dr. McMAHON) came in in the morning, and told him he would not see the day through. Mr. T. responded. "The best news I ever heard." Rev. W.W. ANDERSON came in at 9:30 A.M., and talked and prayed with him. He gave good evidence of the faith that he had so long and faithfully preached. He realized his near dissolution, and was sensible to the last. During his protracted illness he had given very minute directions as to his burial service and matters in general, making all the preparations that it was possible for a rational being to make, then fell asleep in Jesus at 1:30 P.M., Sabbath, Jan. 21st., 1877. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon. Six ministers were present, who acted as carriers. The hymn "I would not live always" was sung and a prayer offered at the house; then the remains were conveyed to the cemetery, where they were deposited in a vault of masonry, after which all proceeded to the Presbyterian Church, which was filled to overflowing, Rev. Mr. SMITH of Mansfield, gave the principal address. All the others made a few remarks. The entire service was very impressive indeed. The heart-felt thanks of the family is extended to all the many kind and sympathizing friends, who ministered to the necessities of the departed one.
JAMES NIMAN was stricken with paralysis about two weeks ago on Sunday, when the folks were at church, except a boy, who had considerable difficulty in getting him into the house. Since, however, he has recovered so that he can get about.
On Tuesday night, while the members of JOHN SECRIST's family were attending church in Independence, some unknown person or persons forced open the door of his house, and ransacked it. Nothing, however, seemed to be missing.
Rev. Mr. CLEVER, the Cumberland Presbyterian Minister who used to preach in this place, was here over night some time since. He has moved back from the west where he has been laboring.
MARRIED, On the 21st. of January, 1877, at the residence of the bride's parents, by M.P. GALLEHER, Mr. GAINS M. EWERS, of Knox County, Ohio, and ALLIE E. MANN, of Richland County, Ohio.
DIED, On Sunday, January 21st., 1877, at 1:30 P.M., Rev. D.S. TRUCKENMILLER, aged 45 years and 53 days.
DIED, Very suddenly in Bangor, Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio, Nov. 9th., 1876, WILLIAM MOORE, SEN., aged 83 years, 11 months and 21 days.
DIED, In Bangor, Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio, July 17th., 1876, RACHEL GEDDIS, aged 61 years, 11 months and 26 days.
DIED, On the 17th. inst., after a brief sickness, at the residence of Mr. OBERLIN, ADAM ANTRICAN, aged 19 years, 3 months and 12 days. Nine years ago he found a home at Mr. OBERLIN's, and by his steady habits and kind ways, endeared himself to the family as one of their number. In the last few weeks of his life, when in health, his attention was drawn to the Bible, and its truths made a deep impression. When stricken down, he expressed himself as confident of his going home to heaven. The family showed him every kindness in his last sickness.
Transcribed by Amy E. Armstrong, Thursday, May 31, 2007
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