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Bellville Independent:  11 July 1895, Vol. 8, No. 8

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Dr. S.P. Dyer removed a tape worm from Mr. Chas. Adams, of Mansfield, last Sunday. 

Ed. Switzer has just completed his new residence and moved his family into it on Tuesday.

Mrs. W.H. Disney and sister, Miss Tillie Coursen, are visiting Mrs. Arter at Cedar Heights, Cleveland.

Mrs. J.E. Simpson and children, Mrs. McDaniel and children, drove to near Lucas Wednesday to spend the day with S.M. Douglass' family who are camping.

Miss Grace Palmer, of Mansfield, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Jane Kelso, south of town.

Mrs. Ella Moore has returned from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Dr. Howard at Mansfield.

Miss Jennie Winters and Miss Lizzie Hipp of Mansfield, are visiting Miss Lou Heiple.

Frank Fisher threshed 27 bushels of wheat to the acre this year.  Let us here from others.

Miss Jennie Gerhart and her cousin, Lulu Cole of Louisiana, are visiting friends in Lima.

Mrs. C. Sharp, left Tuesday evening for the east where she will make an extended visit with friends and relatives.

Miss Luella Rummel started Monday for Boston as delegate from this place to attend the Y.P.C.U. convention which convenes at that place this week.

Mrs. J.S. Olin, living west of town met with a serious accident, which came near being fatal, on Tuesday morning last.  He was kicked on the stomach by a young horse.

Mrs. Cora Secrist and son have returned home from Angola, Ind., to spend several months.  Her husband, Mr. Secrist, is engaged to teach the Walnut Hill school next winter.

Miss Libbie Swank, aged 22 years, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Swank, living three miles southeast of Bellville, died on July 8, 1895, was buried in Bellville Cemetery July 10, 1895, funeral services conducted by Rev. Noling.

W.H. Donaugh is in receipt of a box of fine sweet cherries from his brother, D.M. Donaugh, of Portland, Oregon.  The cherries are very large, measuring from three to four inches in circumference, and have a comparatively small seed.

Jerry Garber, student of Dr. Stofer and late graduate of Cleveland College of Medicine, has located in Antwerp, Paulding Co.  Jerry took the honors of the class in examination and got a hospital appointment in Cleveland, but he prefers to do business out in the world and has selected the enterprising town of Antwerp, situated on the Wabash R.R., 20 miles from Ft. Wayne on the one side and 20 miles from Defiance on the other;  on the Maumee river 60 miles  southwest of Toledo, in one of the most fertile districts in Ohio.  The INDEPENDENT wishes him great success.

Miss Lydia A. Hill, daughter of Machias [sic.] and Barbara Hill, was born in Bellville, O., March 1, 1831.  After patiently enduring about three weeks of sickness, she passed into that "rest that remaineth for the people of God" July 6, 1895, aged 64 years, 4 months and 5 days.  She was one of a family of ten children, three brothers and seven daughters, of whom two brothers and three sisters still remain.  She was a member of the Church of Christ here at Bellville for nearly one-half century.  Her death occurred at the home of her brother-in-law, R.W. Hazlet, two miles west of North Liberty, where she has lived for some time past.  Funeral services were held here at the Church of Christ and were conducted by Rev. C.S. Cliffe, assisted by Rev. Caldwell, of the Presbyterian Church.  <<scripture omitted>>

Charley Guyselman, of West Liberty, is visiting in Bellville at present.

Simon Fike, and family, of Shelby, visited friends at this place the latter part of last week.

Miss Lizzie Fry, of Canton, Ohio, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Fry, southwest of town.

Mr. Ben Stelts, who is employed in the Shelby Tube Works at Shelby, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Stelts, north of town.

Mr. Edgar Shafer, of Tiffin, O., visited over Sunday last with his parents and friends at this place.

Mrs. J.M. Daugherty, and children, returned Friday from a visit with friends and relatives at Augusta, Ohio.

Mrs. Abe Hibbet was called to Findlay, Tuesday, to attend the funeral of her father, William H. Powell.

Mr. E. Shafer, who has been working in Lorain this summer, spend Sunday last with his family at this place.

Miss Huntington who has been with Miss Cornelia Moore the greater part of summer left for Columbus Friday.

Mrs. Rev. Wirick, daughter of Rev. J.N. Barnett, who with her children have been visiting here, returned home to Carthage, Ill., via Chicago, last Friday.

Mrs. S.W. Smith and little son, of near Columbus, O., have been spending the past week with friends and relatives at this place, guests of Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gatton.

Mrs. E.A. Earnst was called to Sandusky last week on account of the serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. A. Lyne.

Rev. C.W. Caldwell and family left Tuesday for a week at Lakeside, thence to Newark and to Mrs. C's home at Brownsville, O.

Mrs. Eugene Haviland and son, Ellsworth Lafferty, of Ithaca, N.Y., are here for a three week's visit with relatives and friends.

Miss Lulu Hardwidge, of Mansfield, and Mr. Eugene Humphreys, of Van Wert, were guests of the Misses Tillie and Florence Coursen, over the 4th.

BELLVILLE (cont'd.)

A delightful feature of the meeting of the Y.P.S.C.E. of the Presbyterian church, last Sunday evening, was the report of the recent State C.E. convention held at Springfield, O., given by Miss Kate Shuler, the delegate from this society.

Miss Katharine Garber closed a successful term of school at Red Bursh the 3rd. and in company with her grandmother, Mrs. E.L. Elston, will spend her vacation in Boston, Mass., attending the Y.P.C.U. convention, after which they will visit a month or 6 weeks among friends and relatives in Boston, Provincetown and Shirely taking in the sights and sea breeze at the same.  We wish them a very pleasant trip.


Eunice Garber has been visiting in our vicinity the past week.

H.S. Garber will teach at the Hill the coming winter. 

Miss Verda McKinney has returned home from Bellville where she ha been working for some time.

J.M. Garber is at home from Columbus for the summer.


In closing her school at Center Grove, Mrs. Ina Aungst invited her scholars to her home in Butler on July 6th.  Twenty-five of the little folks and several of the householders including ye correspondent were present.  All were royally treated to ice cream and cake.  The scholars presented her with several presents.  All appeared to enjoy themselves hugely.

Bert Swank returned to his work near Fostoria on the 1st.


Miss Nora Bender entertained on the 4th. Miss Mabel and Kit Adams, May Howard, Jennie Oberlin and Stella Sharp, all of Bellville.

T.P. Bowman, of Wooster, O., was the guest of his mother on Cleveland St.

Mrs. E. and Myrtle Mix, of Mansfield, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pearce.

A. Lanehart was at Loudonville Monday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Elza Smith, of Tiffin, arrived here Saturday to visit relatives and friends.

Sam'l Hettingen is laid up with a carbuncle.

Rev. J.H. Deeds and family left Tuesday for a two-week's visit with friends in Coshocton County.

Elmer Andrews, of Kentucky, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Frank Mix.

Misses Lulu, Mamie and Mabel Traxler, of Newark, will spend two or three weeks with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Traxler.

Mrs. Pearl Stores, of Mansfield, is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. McLaughlin.

Robert McLaughlin was run over by the Fire Co's. hose truck and is unable to be out.

Infirmary Director Barr was at Mansfield, Saturday, on business.

Mrs. Lydia Hill, sister of Mrs. R.W. Hazlett died Saturday at 9 p.m.  Interment took place from the Mt. Zion church Monday 1 p.m.

Jas. Leedy was at Mt. Vernon, Sunday.

Dr. Cochran was called to North Liberty to attend to his little nephew who met with a sad accident.  He was filling a large fire cracker with powder out of a glass bottle when it went off in his hand filling his face with tiny shattered glass.  He exclaimed to his brother "Now I have killed myself".  Little could be done and he died next day.


S. Robinson and family visited at J.R. McDaniel's near Newville, Sunday.

When W.E. Freehafer was riding to town on his bicycle, he ran over a chicken near Abe Lockheart's.  The front wheel of the bicycle was demolished.  Will received quite a fall, and, we presume the chicken landed in eternity.

A.L. Freehafer and two of his college friends, Mr. Bricker and Mr. Bloom, expect to go to Ada on their wheels, to attend the commencement.

Mr. Thomas Bottomley has had a good crop of fine cherries on his farm this year.

Jacob Lahman expects to build an addition to his house soon.

Miss Teena Riggle expects to work for Mr. Clever this summer.


Mrs. F.B. Henry and little daughter, Mary, attended the fourth of July at Waterford.

Clinton Poorman is able to be around again.

J.B. Henry and wife attended the meeting at Waterford on the 4th.

Squire Henry A. Celie, E. Poorman and several others from this place took in the 4th. at Mt. Gilead.

R.K. Berlin, wife and daughter, Nellie, took in the 4th. at Mt. Vernon.

Weslie Cornwall and daughter, Clara, visited friends near Mansfield last week.

Matthew Poorman is some better at this writing.


Marriage licenses issued

  • Elliott Giffen and Myrtle Davis.

Minute Docket

  • Daniel H. Snavely was appointed administrator of the estate of Jesse Zimmerman, deceased.  Bond $3,000.
  • Reid Carpenter was appointed executor of the will of Harvey Hall, deceased.  Bond $32,000.

* Several pages from this issue appear to be missing from the microfilm *


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