followed the recent arrest of H. M. Moore, alleged to have passed a
$75 forged note on the First National Bank of Delaware in the
arrest of L. R. Everett Sunday evening on suspicion of having been
implicated in the case.
Everett was the stranger who assisted in rousing the suspicion of the
bank officials against Moore, when he is alleged to have
endeavored to pass six other notes on the same bank. It now develops
that Everett has been under suspicion all the time. Marshal
Matthews and Sheriff Schaffner have worked constantly on the case
and it is alleged that from numerous comparison's of hand writing,
Everett is believed to be guilty of having forged nine
notes two held by the First National Bank, four by the Delaware Savings
Bank, three by prominent residents of this county. All the
names alleged to be forged are those of wealthy farmers, whom
it is claimed Moore did business with. The prisoner will be first
tried on the $75 note on which the name of John Morris is
alleged to have been forged. Until ten days previous to Moore's
arrest he was state agent of the Champion Harvesting Machine
Company of Springfield, and Everett was his assistant. All efforts to
secure $500 bond to release Moore have proved fruitless and he is
in the county jail under close guard, to prevent outside
communication. Everett is in the city prison under strict watch.
Marshal Matthews appeared before Mayor McClure this morning and swore
out a warrant for L. R. Everett charging him with unlawfully
and falsely making and counterfeiting a certain promissory note
calling for $75 payable one year after date of its issuance on Nov,
5th, 1901 with interest at 6 per cent. The note was made out
in favor of H. M. Moore and it is alleged that Everett forged the
name of John Morris to the note.
Everett was arraigned before Mayor McClure this afternoon at one
o'clock, waived examination plead not guilty and was bound over to
the Common Pleas Court, with his bond fixed at $1,000 which he
could not furnish. Judge Wickham has also raised Moore's bond to
the same amount."
HARRY W. STIFFLER
A Well Known and Esteemed Citizen of Prospect Passes Away Sunday
Morning -- Funeral Tuesday Afternoon
Harry W. Stiffler, a prominent and well known citizen of Prospect
died at his home on north east street at about 10 o'clock Sunday
morning after a few days sickness. he was in the 38 year of life.
Harry W. Stiffler was popular with all who knew him and will be sadly
missed by a large circle of friends and relatives. When a
boy he met with an accident which all his life, since he was 14
years of age, has caused him, at intervals, to have painful spells
of sickness and many times his life has been in jeopardy.
Christmas day he was taken with one of these spells which were in the
nature of cramps in the stomach and productive of heart
failure, this in connection with a bad cold which he had contracted
produced congestion of the lungs causing him to pass
peacefully away last Sunday morning surrounded by his loving wife and
Mr. Stiffler was an honored member of the Prospect fire department,
Modern Woodmen of America and Prospect lodge I. O. O.
F. who had charge of the funeral that was held at the M. E.
church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Halliday
and attended by a large number of relatives and friends, and the
members in a body, of the organitions to which the deceased
Harry W. Stiffler was the son of Michael K. Stiffler and Mary J.
Stiffler. He was born near Hollidaysburg, Blair county Pa. the 27th
day of March A. D. 1864 and died the 29th day of December, A. D.
1901, aged 37 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Harry at the age of twelve came to Ohio and moved to Prospect. After
two years of residence here his parents returned to
Pennsylvania leaving their son with his uncle Jacob K. Stiffler
residing one half mile east of Prospect, O. Harry remained with
his uncle for several years. On the 30 day of July A. D. 1885 he
was married to Hannah R. Biggerstaff by Rev. M. C. Hecht, to
this union were born two daughters Mattie Lena and Cara Genevieve
aged respectively 10 and 4 years. Taken in the day of his strong
manhood he leaves a sorrowing wife and two small daughters,
an aged mother, two brothers, three sisters, numerous
relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
About 13 years ago he was converted during a protracted meeting held
by Rev. C. Hill and became a member of the M. E. church to which
church he has been a conscientious member. A little over six
years ago he joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and has
been a worthy brother until the time of his death.
Five years ago mindful of the uncertainty of life and fully realizing
the helplessness of his loved ones if he should be called away, he
made application for membership in the Modern Woodmen of America
and became a member of that fraternal beneficiary organization.
Thus providing as far as was in his power the future of his
dependent ca??. Harry for years has been a member of the Prospect
fire department and as such was ever willing and eager to do his
Brotherly kindness of a practical sort had in him a good and faithful
exponent. To the kindness, loyal disposition, faithful and just
heart of our departed brother and neighbor we pay this tribute of
our love and rememberance.
There were great and substantial doings at the house of John Hughes
near Radnor one day this week. Mr. Hughes was badly injured in a
runaway last fall and has been porrly ever since. The event was
the gathering of between 40 and 50 of his Radnor friends, who
immediatly set to work to make the old gentleman comfortable for
the winter. they cut about 30 wagon loads of wood and husked 80
bushels of corn. Among the most enthusiastic workers were Rev.
Stephens and James and Dr. Simpson. "Doc" is a cracker jack
on corn husking and not a bit slow with wood chopping. Mr.
Hughes was agreeably surprised and profusly thanked his kind
George Hamner, who has been with "Uncle Sams" boys in the Philippines
returned home to Prospect Thursday afternoon looking
hale and hearty.
Adjuster Logan of the Greenwitch Fire Insurance Co., of N. Y., paid
Thursday the full policy of $1000 which his company held upon
the Gast building.
Prospect lodge No. 444 F. A. M. held their annual election Christmas
night with the following result: J. H. Treese, W. M.; V. W.
McNeille, S. W.; Chas. Hedges, J. W.; Joseph Cheney, S. D; George
Rowland, J. D.; T. J. Cellar, Sec'y; L. H. Harshberger, Treas.; G.
H. Masters, Jos. H. Treese, Stewards; N. J. Rouse, T.
An oyster banquet at the Red Light restaurant helped to make the
evening's meeting one of the pleasantest of the year.
A family gathering was held at the home of Mrs. Gast Wednesday in
honor of the 69th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Jane Gast. Besides
the immediate family, Milton Gast and daughters, Carrie and
Nellie, Mrs. Ida Noble and children, Mrs. Slemmons and son, Ray
of Richwood and Rev. Horrelbring were in attendance. A fine dinner
was enjoyed and happy New Year greetings exchanged by all.
Miss Emma Snyder and Blanch Merchant were Marion visitors tuesday.
Mrs. Charles Darst visited Delaware friends Tuesday.
Miss Flora Able and Miss Manes of Marion are visiting Mrs. C.
The Central Union have received the new telephones and will begin
immediately to place them.
Mrs. Will Slemons and son Ray of Richwood are visiting Prospect
relatives this week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Byers of Columbus were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.
D. Wyatt Wednesday.
J. D. Gast after visiting Prospect relatives and friends during the
holidays returned to his home in Springfield Wednesday.
Mrs. Dr. Dowell who has been the guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs.
John Eversole for the past two weeks returned to her home at
Miss Allie Warren of Warrensburg is the guest of Miss Leah Moore.
Mrs. Wm. Moots returned to her home at Delphos, O., Tuesday after a
pleasant visit with friends and relitives.
----- Houghton of Paulding, and Miss Kline? (smeared) of richwood
were the guest of eva gast Friday.
Mrs. H. D. Beaver and Miss Rena Gast were in Marion Tuesday.
Miss Mollie Difney was a Marion visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. Daniel Miller and daughter Mary were the guests of marion friends
Mrs. Wm. Pettit has returned home to Jamestown after spending the
holiday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Greek.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kuchner visited Marion friends Tuesday.
C. J. Cummings has returned from a visit with Indianaplois
relatives. Mrs. Cummings will remain at Indianapolis for a short
F. W. Marriott of Delaware was a Prospect visitor Monday.
The League was led Sunday evening by Miss Sarah Dildine. The
subject, numbering Our Days (blanks here) pretty duet entitled I
will give you rest," was rendered by Miss Murrel Barrick and Miss
Miss Bessie thomas returned home Monday evening after a few days
visit with Marion friends.
Robert Marten of Cincinnati was the guest of Miss Bessie Thomas
Miss Hylon and Edward Cli--- of Grove city are guests of their
grandmother, Mrs. C. L. Mohr this week.
Harry and Opan Shaf?---(large water stained area) guests of their ----
--and Mrs. J. P. Gast.
Wm. Schooly is home for the holidays.
Mrs. C. Harsh of Radnor township who has been at Columbus receiving
treatment for her eyesight has so recovered that she was brough to
the home of her son James this week by Mr. and Mrs. Titus Jones
where she will stay for a while.
S. L. Livenspire of Nova Ashland county visited tuesday with Henry
Lauer, mr. Livenspire is a great uncle of marshal Lauer and
is over eighty years old. Mr. Livenspire has a relic with him in
the shape of a silk vest made in 1852 it being his wedding suit
for which he refused fifty dollars. The old gentleman is hale
and hearty, and is apparently enjoying life in his old days.
Caleb Harsh of Radnor township who is known as the leading farm
properity owner of Delaware county is very poor in health. Mr.
Harsh is in his 82 year and his condition is creating much concern
among his relatives and friends.
Dick Johnson of Marion made a New Year call upon Prospect relatives
Miss Sarah Dildine entertained at a six o'clock dinner Wednesday.
Misses Hettie and Nannie Wolfley, Essie Adams, Lida
Noble, Dora Finefrock and Emma Snyder and John Merchant.
A. J. Seegiriend and Louie Sauer were visiting Delaware friends
School will commence Monday and an increased attendence is assured
for this term.
J. W. Ness and Miss Carrie Ness of Galion spent New Years with their
sister Addie Ness, Clarance Herr and other relatives in Prospect.
Rev. C. M. Schaaf will preach in Waldo Sunday evening.
Wm. Michels Esq. of Waldo while driving home from Marion, accidently
drove off the dike upseting the carriage. The occupants
escaping with slight bruises.
Marion County Farmers Institute will be held at Calidonia, Jan., 10,
and 11, good speakers have been secured.
Harry Kanode of Newark, O, visited Miss Elsie Hoffman this week.
Mrs. G. F. Gast, Miss Stella Gast and Mrs. Rev. Hurrelbrink spent New
Year with Wm. and Laura Leist at Amanda, O.
Deputy Sheriff Pearl H. Sells has moved with his family to Marion and
will occupy a residence on Pearl street.
A supposed mad dog of the cur hound breed has been making himself
obnoxious around town the last few days. It's funeral was Thursday
The condition of Joseph Cope remains about the same. With indications
Divine services will be held in the Reformed church Sunday at 2:30 P.
M. Subject of discourse, "Jehovah Nisei, or The Lord is my
Banner." A cordial invition is extended to all.
I have for sale a cutting box as good as new, cheep. J. L. Lust.
J. L. Price and wife of Marion, Mrs. Coffey, David Kirts and wife of
Green Camp Sundayed at Ed Kirts.
Fred H. Tristam a former Marion boy well known in Prospect has been
promoted to assistant G. P. A. of the Wabash line.
Mrs. Thomas Henderson and Mrs. William ------- (water soaked)
Woodland and left yesterday ------- Florida and will remain until March
1st. The former joins her husband and the latter will visit her
parents Edward E. Hazen and wife.
Miss Viola Baughman visted Jess Dowler at marion this week.
The sons and daughters of J. W. Gallant and wife accompanied by their
families gathered at their home in radnor Christmas day and enjoyed
a happy reunion. The day was made doubly pleasant by the renewal of
the old family ties and a ----- Christmas dinner.
Miss Grace Dill? has returned to her home at Columbus.
John ------ of Marion visited Prospect ----- this week.
A reception will be tendered this evening by the congregation to
their pastor, Rev. J. J. Halliday and Mrs. Halliday. The event will
take place in the church parlor.
Miss Lirlin Masters returned home Wednesday after a weeks visit with
Earnest Vogt of Delaware visited Prospect friends this week.
Miss Grace Little and Cousin Minnie Little of Marion are visiting
their Defience relatives and friends.
George Sells and son wass shaking hands with Prospect friends
Mrs. A. A. Welsh of Marion made a visit to Prospect friends Wednesday.
The dance at the township house New Years eve was greatly enjoyed by
those present. There will be another in the near future.
P. G. Osborn and wife, E. A. Barks and wife of LaRue, Mrs. Charles
Darst and daughter Roxie with other relatives enjoyed New
Years with J. J. Roberts at Radnor.
A number of young friends assembled at the home of T---Courts last
Saturday evening had a --- enjoyable time.
J. C. Douglas and wife of Forest, spent New Years day with the family
of Mrs. Douglas brother of Rev. F. J. Cellar. They also
celebrated the golden wedding of -- brother and his wife Mr. and Mrs.
J. -. F. Celler on Tuesday.
Death of Mrs. Edleman
Mrs. Sarah Edleman after a long illness which ws borne patiently and
with christian fortitude, passed to her reward Wednesday morning
Jan. 1, 1902 at the age of 75 years. The funeral will be held
Friday afternoon at the Lutheran church at one o'clock Rev.
Owing to the complication of the disease or diseases of which Mrs.
Edleman has so long been a sufferer, it was deemed necessary
to hold a post mortem examination by her physician with the consent
of her relatives, this was accordingly done Wednesday
evening, the official report is as follows:
Post mortem upon body of Mrs. Saran Edlemen Jan 1, 4 p. m. 1902.
A very satisfactory post mortem was conducted and witmessed by the
leading physicians of Prospect and one from Marion, upon the body
of Mrs. Sarah Edlemen, which confirmed the diagnosis of the
attending physician. The M. D.'s present upon the occasion
were Drs. A. Shuey, A. L. Gast, L. C. Wottring, G. H. Masters and
medical student C. J. Bondley from Cincinnati, O. The disease
which so often affects the pyloric opening of the stomach called
cancer, had been slowly and insiduously drawing upon the
vitality probably for more than five years, claiming that much
respected and highly esteemed lady, by possibly having usnidus or
beginning on outside of stomach at pyloric, or right side of that
digestive organ and slowly but surely claiming the unfortunate but
patient victim of the dread disease.
The examination revealed by removing the abdominal walls or encloser,
a large cancerous ulcerated perforation, the diameter of which was
about one and one half to two inches, and a well marked
metastasis to all adjacent tissues and organs, such as the
peritonaeum, spleen, pancreas, liver and minor glandular
structure. It was also found that the abdominal aorta had
degenerated by undergoing a coleareous degeneration, which gives it
the appearance of a like sized tube composed of calcum and other
mineral deposits. The information gained may aid medical science
to sold the all important and vital question as to how to
cure internal carcinoma.
GREEN CAMP GLEANINGS
The Green Camp public schools are having a two weeks vacation. Will
commence again Monday Jan., 6th to continue the rest of the
Fred Loubas and wife and Karl Loubas of Kenton are guests of John
Ritzler at the Central House.
A very highly interesting program was delivered at both churches in
our village Christmas eve.
LeRoy DuRoss a student of Hillsdale, Mich., is here visiting his
uncle J. B. Berry.
D. L. Porter and W. M. Chard two young men from our town, left for
Columbus Monday evening, having enlisted in the U. S. service for a
period of three years.
Malcolm Porter and daughter Gladys and Arthur Porter of
spent Christmah with their parents Mr. and Mrs. D.
Miss Elida and Dora Jacobs are visiting relatives at Galion.
Mrs. Rose Sutton and two children of Dayton, are guests of relatives
Frank Johnson returned to his home in Marion Sunday after a pleasant
visit at the home of I. B. Cole.
Amos Owens and wife and little daughter of Marion, were spending a
few days with friends in our village last week.
Revival meeting is progressing nicely at Beulah Chapel. A large
audience is present each eveding.
Miss Olive Porter of Marion, is the guest of her sister Mrs. Wesley
Free at present.
Mrs. Howard Bogardus and son Hisel are spending this week with
ON THE LINE
Wm. Russell had the misfortune to loose his best work horse by colic
Lena Sivey is the guest of her parents in Marion this week.
T. V. Selanders and wife returned home last Saturday from a pleasant
visit with relatives in Marion and Kenton.
Howard Huffine of Marion spent New Years day with his parents.
John Wynn and daughter spent last Wednesday with relatives here.
James Hildreth with his family of Woodland were the guests of Wm
Moore and wife New Years Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cunningham eat their New Years dinner with Mrs.
cunninghams parents in Prospect.
Mrs. J. C. Walter of Marion, visited with her parents Wednesday night.
A reception in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baxter was given by Mrs.
Geo. Baxter, mother of the groom on New Year's day. About
thirty guests partook of the elaborate dinner prepared on the
occasion. The afternoon was spent in games, music, recitations and
other forms of social cheer. In departing the guests wished
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter a long and prosperous life.
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