Walling Family Has Reunion Sunday

The 22nd annual reunion was held at the J.D. Walling grove at Walling [sic] Sunday. Following the dinner the afternoon hours were spent informally.

Present were Mrs. James Mott, Dorothy and Beverly Mott, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Walling, Ellis Walling, Celia Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Chapman, Virginia and Bobby Chapman.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Reant, all of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Walling, Jerry Walling, Miss Marjorie Walling, Walter Walling, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Wise, Elva Johnson, Eva Johnson, Mildred B. Fall, Floyd Hall, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tipp, Marjorie and Audrey Tipp, Mrs. Mary Likens, Mrs. James D. Fall, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Barzee, all of Portland, Edna Wadsworth of Seattle, J.W. Walling of Amity, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Walling of Sherwood, W.H.K. Walling of Falls City, Mr. and Mrs. Karl G. Miller of Jefferson, Mrs. Curtis E. Stewart of Oswego, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tohler [sic] and Miss Deloris Tohler [sic] of Eugene, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Walling of Dallas, Elsie L. Stutz of Brownsville, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin and Donald Baldwin of West Salem.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 28, 1939.


Pleasant Surprise

Friends Call at Home of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Drumm

A surprise was perpetrated on Miss Clara Drumm at her home near Hopewell Saturday evening, the occasion being the birthday anniversary of the victimized hostess. Besides neighboring friends a wagonload of young people from Zanesville were present. The day was also the 14th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Drumm, parents of the hostess.

Miss Drumm was the recipient of a handsome gold ring, presented by her many friends. Those present from this city were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rope, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snider and daughter, Mrs. Elevyn [sic] Sharkey of Chicago, Mrs. M.J. Pearce, Martin Quinlan, Joseph Coleman, Ralph Haines and J.D. Pearce.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 10, 1904.

Case Of Dr. Bennett

Prosecuting Attorney Withdrew Form [sic] The Inquest


Doctor Arraigned For Murder In The First Degree

Coroner Luton Mystified by the Actions of the Prosecutor—Cross Examination of Witnesses by Attorney for Defense, Which Furnished a Stenographer.

There were some very peculiar proceedings in the case of the prosecution of Dr. Charles T. Bennett of Detroit for alleged murder, and the coroner’s investigation into the death of Miss Alta B. Richards, who died while under chloroform administered by Dr. Bennett at the Eagle hotel. Coroner Luton called a jury, the members of which were S.K. Bolles, H.H. Drury, F.L. Colson, A.L. Hatch, F.E. Rice and Francis Lilly. The inquest was opened and the evidence of several witnesses was taken when Coroner Luton was called to the telephone. Prosecuting Attorney Rodgers was at the other end. He told the coroner to tell Assistant Prosecutor Minor to leave the inquest at once and go upstairs to the prosecutor’s office and that the prosecuting attorney would withdraw from the case. Mr. Rodgers told the coroner he had no business to allow Attorney McKnight, who was at the inquest as the representative of Dr. Bennett, to make any cross examination of the witnesses as he had done, and this was his reason for withdrawing from the case. Coroner Luton supposed the prosecutor was going to order the prisoner released and that all prosecution against him would be stopped, but this was not the case.

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Home on Furlough

Charles Belles, who enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a telegraph and wireless operator, and has lately been attached to the U.S.S. Mt. Vernon, is spending a short furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Belles, at Laurel Run. His boat made several trips across the Atlantic ocean to England and France since July and he spent several short furloughs in different sections of France. He talks entertainingly of his experiences but is not allowed to go into detail of what he knows or has seen. He brought home a number of interesting relics, among which is a piece of cloth taken from the German Zeppelin airship that was captured intact in France several weeks ago.

Source: The Wilkes-Barre Record, December 20, 1917.

Lillian Grover & Eli Parker

The marriage of Miss Lillian Grover and Eli Parker took place Wednesday evening, Jan. 1 at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride, 615 West Hudson street. The Rev. Dewitt S. Hooker officiated. The couple was attended by Miss Dorothy Grover, Miss Ruth Parker, F.E. Baker and Harry Rubenstein.

The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bostwick, the Misses Gladys, Esther and Luella Bostwick and Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rhodimer of Corning, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Parker of Binghamton, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. O. Henson of Elkland, Pa.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, January 3, 1919.

Art Exhibit At City Studio

Mary Van Blarcom and Charles Milbauer, Point Pleasant Beach artists, are showing many of their recent pictures at a two-man show at the Asbury Park Society of Fine Arts gallery in the Noumair studio, Asbury Park. The show is the first in a series of one and two-man shows to be sponsored by the society during the winter.

The Van Blarcom-Milbauer exhibit represents a good sense of design and color for which the artists have received wide recognition. The painting vary in medium and include serigraphs, block prints and compositions of driftwood.

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Highwayman Baffled

REDDING, April 7.—As A.F. Dobrowsky, a Redding jeweler, was returning home at an early hour with his wife and sister-in-law from a dance in the town of Shasta a masked highwayman stepped out of the brush and displaying a gun demanded hands up.  The reins were in the hands of Mrs. Dobrowsky, who, instead of obeying the command, lashed the already swift going horse to a more rapid pace and successfully balked the demands of the highwayman without injury resulting to anyone.  It is believed the attempted hold-up would have been successful had the party been traveling at a slower pace.

Source:  San Francisco Call, April 8, 1900.

Springville Society

Springville, Dec. 9.—Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Deal entertained about twenty friends at cards. The occasion was a farewell party in honor of Mr. W.P. Rorick, who has been here for several weeks on a visit to his daughters, Mrs. T.R. Kelly and Mrs. Roe Deal. Refreshments were served at 11 o’clock, and the evening proved very pleasant for all hands. Mr. Rorick returned to his home in Kansas Wednesday morning.

Source: Salt Lake Herald, December 10, 1899.

Bennett Lacked Caution

Coroner’s Jury Reports on Death of S.A.D. Pratt

Battle Creek, Mich., August 14.—(Special.)—The coroner’s jury brought in a verdict this afternoon attributing the death of S.A.D. Pratt, of Athens, to chloroform. The verdict also alleges that Dr. C.T. Bennett did not use caution in that he administered chloroform and performed treatment contrary to usual medical custom.

No criminal proceedings are likely, but a damage suit is probable. Pratt died on Bennett’s operating table.

Source: Detroit Free Press, August 15, 1906.

On An Operating Table

Well-Known Athens Man Died Unexpectedly at Battle Creek.

Battle Creek, Mich., August 7.—(Special.)—S.A.D. Pratt, well-to-do resident of Athens, died in Dr. C.T. Bennett’s office today on the operating table.

Pratt came in for treatment and took chloroform. When Dr. Bennett tried to rouse him he showed failing pulse and before a counsel of physicians could be called, as desired, Pratt was dead.

Coroner Bidwell impaneled a jury to investigate. Dr. Bennett says it was a case of heart failure.

Source: Detroit Free Press, August 8, 1906.