Mrs. Lavina Walker,
of Iowa, is visiting the family of Frank Lantz, her brother
Mitchell was last week the guest of Joe Mitchell at Crestline.
Milton Englehart left last week for Aspen, Col.,
where he is engaged in the tinning business
W Courtney, of Galion, visited John B. Williams’
family last week.
Miss Rena Wolford has organized a writing class in
Dr Stopher, of Ashland county, who was here last
week, will soon locate in the village
Levi Ritter, of this vicinity, went to Tennessee
last week and will remove there if he finds the surroundings
congenial to him.
The nuptials of Miss Wilda Ross, of this vicinity,
and Amos Rinehart, of Morrow county, were celebrated on the 15th.
Dr J. Lowe, of Johnsonville, was recreating here on
Frank Secrist, , whose obsequies occurred at
Lexington on Jan. 14, met a tragic death at Toledo, where he died in
the hospital on the 11th. His death resulted from a partial
dislocation of his neck, sustained by blows dealt by an enemy who
had lain in wait for him in a secluded spot, Dec. 24. His assailant
named Pecore, and an accomplice are in the jail at Toledo. A widow
and four small children are keenly anguished by Mr. Secrist’s sad
fate. Mrs. Secrist and his sisters were present at his death and he
experienced a great ordeal of suffering before his death. A large
portion of his skull had been removed at the autopsy at the
Miss Maggie Fike is at Johnsonville, the guest of
Miss Carrie Shafer.
Miss Jane Davis, of Mansfield, is visiting the J. B.
Services will continue at the Congregational church
till the close of this week.
Colonel R. C. Brown was prostrated again a few days
recently with his chronic kidney disease
W B. Hill was accompanied to the asylum by George
Snyder, his brother-in-law, of Galion.
The friends of John Wirt, Jr., surprised him by
assembling at his home recently and presenting him with souvenirs of
their esteem, the occasion being his 21st birthday.
It was decided to build the creamery at a meeting of
the directors Saturday. It will be erected near the steam mill.
Miss Grace Street was hurt while coasting on the
John Shafer, of Johnsonville, was the guest of T.
Fike last week.
H S. Moroe has returned from Independence.
William Daughtery will not return to Garrett, Ind.,
The Rev. Mr. Bowers, who died on the 16th at Kidder
Mo., was once pastor of the Congregational church of Lexington.
Dr G. Mansfield’s wife entertained a large coterie
of her friends on the 17th.
Charles Brown, Nick Prosser, Frank Beverstock, Pete
Kyner, Rolla Cockley, Virgil Secrist, Ellsworth Miller, and a
coterie of young ladies constituted a sleighing party that went to
Bellville one night last week.
George Homerick was in Kendallville and Garrett,
Ind., when away recently.
Orwell McMann and family, of Kansas, are visiting
with the family of D. N. Mosier.
Mr and Mrs. Will Collister, of Cleveland, spent
Sunday with Mrs. C’s, brother, Walter Fletcher.
J. W. Wilson and family, of Mansfield, visited with
the family of T. J. Wilson Sunday
A telephone line is being erected between the night
telegraph office and the second house east of the Congregational
church. Night messages at reduces rates.
Quite and enjoyable time was had here Friday by the
Mansfield and Lucas Gun Club. Charles L. Gibbons and Dave Koontz
chose sides, each having 16 men and each man shooting at 12 birds.
The following is the score: Gibbons 7, Barr 2, McCrory 5, Pulver 2,
Rummel 5, Hartenfels 6, Mecklem 1, Wolfe 0, Douglass 2, Fletcher 0,
Fickes 2, Culler 2, I. Hamblin 3, Perry 4, Seward 3, McCoy 1; total,
43. Koontz 5, G. Tate 9, J. Tate 3, Loomis 9, Lucas 6, Ackerman 6,
Berry 8, Englehart 4, Wallace 1, Harris 0, Leiter 1, Murphey 1, W.
Hamblin 0, Tressel 1, Baer 4, Worth 0; total, 58. The winning side
got a free super, being paid for by the losing side, who paid for
the whole party. The good treatment received at the hands of
Landlord Powers will long be remembered by everyone of the party.
Through your correspondent the entire party tender him and his able
assistants their hearty thanks. May he live long and prosper.
We wish to make special mention of the remarkable
shooting of I. S. Berry, who had no practice in trap shooting, in
fact had never seen a trap sprung, and tieing the score for high man
with two others, although the score only gives him an 8 but one bird
dropped to the ground when his gun miss fire, and it was counted
against him when it should not have been counted at all, but it was
an unintentional mistake of the scorer as no one questions his
honesty of intention.
Deputy Grand Master J. W. Sharp and Deputy Marshal
J. M. Merrell, of Mansfield, were here Monday night to perform the
installation ceremony of officers of Monroe Lodge No 224 for the
coming term. The following are the new officers: N. G., D. S. Leiter,
V. G., Jesse Cashel, Corresponding Secretary, James Smith; Permanent
Secretary, S. M. Henry; Treasurer, C. Welty. Your correspondent was
one of the invited guests and must say that all enjoyed the
ceremonies performed in a very impressive manner by Prof. J. W.
Sharp. After speeches and music a door was opened and all looked for
the goat to come out but Lo, instead of the goat came a basket of
apples and a basket of oranges. After this treat, Professor Sharp
gave an example of Irish dialect in a very laughable manner which
was highly enjoyed by all present. It was about 10 o’clock when we
dispersed and it is the verdict of all present that it was good to
be there. Long live Monroe Lodge No. 224, also long live their many
Mrs. O. K. Taylor is visiting relatives, at
Plymouth, and Shelby.
A box social will be held at the grange hall near
the Goudy mill, Saturday night, Jan. 24.
Rollin Pittenger, of Pavonia, spent part of this
week here with relatives.
The ice harvest is on, and a number of our farmers
are securing ice for another year
George Taylor visited William Taylor at Ontario last
Wednesday whose condition seems to remain unchanged.
“Have the Indians been misused at the hands of the
whites?” was debated at Bridgeport last week.
Mrs. J. B. Day is not much better.
Ott Taylor of Spring Mills, and Elmore Taylor, of
Shelby, were in this vicinity last Friday and Saturday.
Andrew McFarland was chosen as a delegate by the
Congregational church to attend a conference held in Mansfield on
Wednesday of this week.
Amelia Bush had her leg severely bruised near the
ankle while coasting near the school house last Wednesday.
The saw mill of W. H. Shoup & Co. arrived on Friday
of last week and is being put in position as fast as possible. They
expect to be readying for sawing in two weeks
A party of young folks from here attended H. P.
Taylor’s spelling at the Wilderness last Friday night.
Wilbert Schlosser is working in Mansfield at the
Some of our farmers are marketing their wheat at
Lucas where they claim they can get a slight advance over Mansfield
The following from the Oskaloosa Independent will be
of interest to many here: “John Fletcher Conwell, son of John and
Elizabeth Conwell, was born in Richland county, Ohio, on the 23d day
of March, 1820. In the fall of 1846 he left his native home and with
his family settled in Miami county, Indiana. After residing here for
about 10 years, he came west, stopping in Iowa for a short time and
then settling in Oskaloosa, Kan., in 1857, where he has since
resided. He was the father of eight children, of whom but three are
living. For more than 20 years he as been a member of the M. E.
church in this place. For about four months past he had been an
incessant sufferer, and at no time within that period had he
entertained any hope of recovery. Repeatedly he gave expression of
his readiness to go: that Jesus was all his trust. He fell asleep
Saturday evening, Dec. 27, at 4:30 o’clock, aged 70 years, 9 months,
and 4 days.”
The Mifflin literary
organized for the season with the following officers: President, H.
F. Lemon; vice-president, Otis Keightly; secretary, Miss Millie Coe;
treasurer, Benjamin Landis; critic, Prof. C. E. Budd; monitor, Miss
Ella Carroll; factotum, Frank Coe. The question discussed last
Saturday evening was: “Is man the Architect of his own Fortune?”
Affirmed by S. M. Coe, denied by C. E. Budd.
The so called
“Cyclorama” which “showed” here on last Friday evening was said to
be a regular s____ affair. Hereafter, give us a rest on Johnstown
of St. Joe, Ind., is in this neighborhood moving buildings.
Protracted meeting will begin at the Lutheran church
next Monday evening.
The Black - Miller preliminary trial wherein assault
with intent to kill was charged against Miller, resulted in the
discharge of the latter.
Thursday evening, by the Rev. J. B. Murray, Philip Croninger and
Miss Lou Bennighoff.
A number of young people and some not so young,
gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zehner last Thursday
evening for a few hours social enjoyment; vocal and instrumental
music were the principal features of the occasion.
B W. Black, who returned from Florida recently, sick
with malaria, is improving very slowly.
It was the pleasure of your correspondent to visit
the primary department of our schools recently. Miss Letta Braden is
in charge of this department and under her supervision the school
seems to be on the highway of success.
J W. Giffen shipped a car load of horses to
Cincinnati last week.
In all probability there will be another wedding in
this neck of the woods ere this letter reaches the readers of the
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Doerrer, Oscar Doerrer and Miss
Hattie Kagy visited friends here last Sabbath.
A number of young people from Barton’s chapel
attended services at the U B. church on last Sabbath evening.
The Rev. J. H. Barron, of Pavonia, has been engaged
in a series of meetings at the Franklin M. E. church for some time.
He has been assisted this week by the Rev. R. Place, of Plymouth,
who preached every evening during the week. His sermons were highly
entertaining and well received. The meetings will be continued next
Lumbermen have made good use of the good roads in
drawing logs, railroad ties and lumber
James H. McNall, of Imperial, Pa., was among his
tenants and lumbermen part of the week It is said that he sold 55
oak trees for $475. The Berkholder Bros., of Ashland, are engaged in
sawing ties and lumber on the McNall farm, this being the fifth or
sixth time they have set their mill on the premises in about three
Last Saturday while a number of young men and boys
were engaged in a game of baseball at the Huckleberry school house
in Franklin township, Roscoe McMeeken, having batted the ball made
the first base. Young Fackler then proceeded to bat, but missed the
ball and lost his grip on the bat. The small end struck McMeeken on
the forehead above the right eye. A piece of the large end of the
bat was split off the bat, the thick end entering the forehead over
an inch. The bat was of solid white ash 3 feet long. Dr. Fry, of
Shenandoah, dressed the wound. The patient is getting along nicely
and is supposed to be out of danger.
Roscoe McMeeken, of the Franklin neighborhood, had a
narrow escape from losing an eye last week by being hit by a bat
slipping from a comrade’s hand. The hurt was very sever indeed, just
above the eye, a large splinter penetrating the flesh and bone.
Miss Mary Hersh has, for a week, been filling the
place of Aaron Hersh in the Yankeetown school, the latter being
Newton Charles made a trip to Ada on business a few
Joseph W. Hale, of this place, went to Georgia with
the excursionists last week. He expects to visit friends in South
Carolina before returning.
Daniel Campbell will move on John Ward’s farm in the
spring and Will Burns will take charge of the one vacated by Mr.
Twenty-one young people of Olivesburg, surprised the
Misses Palmer last Tuesday evening
Mrs. Newton Charles met with a severe injury last
week by falling from and across a chair, while reaching upward.
Morris Palmer and wife, are paying a visit to
friends in this vicinity.
Daniel Hoffman and Miss Pifer were married last
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stover and Mrs. John Stover
visited friends in Plymouth last Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Laughbaum entertained a number of
their friends last Thursday night
A D. Thomas, of Galion, was in Jackson last Friday.
W J. Linn will have a public sale Jan. 22, and will
move to Mansfield in the spring
G U. Kuhn has been elected director of the Shelby
Fair Association. George will make a good officer.
John M. Landis is a delegate from the Alliance No.
444 to the state Alliance at Galion this week.
Mrs. Ham Steel, of Shelby, while out sleigh riding
with her husband last week was thrown from the sleigh and had her
Will Kuhn has lately returned from a short visit to
A series of meetings commenced at the Mt. Bethel
church Thursday night.