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Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 17:22:08 -0500
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Article Title: Prospect Monitor
Article Date: June 29 1905
Article Description: Clay House Explosion; Greenlee death; Thompson Auto into river; Davis murder; Real Estate
June 29, 1905
Of Gasoline Sunday Evening. Badly Burns Christopher Clay at his Home in Marion.
Christopher Clay, well known in Prospect and a brother of Mrs. J. N. Roush, was seriously injured by an explosion of gasoline at Marion Sunday. the following account is from Monday's Marion Star:
"Unconscious and his clothes aflame as a result of a gasoline explosion, Christopher Clay, aged about sixty years, was found lying on the basement floor of his home on Wood street by his son, Arthur Clay, Sunday evening shortly after 6 o'clock. The son's timely arrival saved the old man's life.
The elder Clay had started to light the gasoline stove, which is located in the basement. He turned on the fluid then went upstairs to get a match. When he returned, the pan below had dripped full of the explosive. He applied the match, an explosion followed and the old man was knocked unconscious. The women ran screaming from the house. The son retained his presence of mind and dashed into the basement. With his hands he extinguished the flames from his father's clothing, but not until he had been seriously burned about the face, neck and arms. The flesh fell off his forhead and arms in small strips.
An alarm from box, No. 38, called out the fire department, but the house failed to catch fire.
Dr. R. C. M. Lewis, who was called, arrived a short time after the accident, and dressed the victim's injuries. He states that Clay did not inhaled any of the flame, and that the burns on his face and body are not necessarily fatal, though he will probably be permanently scarred."
Death of Mrs. Greenlee
Mrs. Margaret Greenlee, aged 64 years sister of Mr. George Johnson of Prospect and Mrs. E. H. Hyatt of Delaware, died at Cleveland Saturday morning of a complication of diseases.
The remains arrived in Delaware Sunday morning over the Big Four road, and were taken to the residence of Mrs. Hyatt. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the residence, conducted by Rev. Dr. Barnes, pastor of the Williom street church.
The pall bearers were Fred Sauer, Albert Johnson and Arthur Johnson, of Prospect; William Clark, of Columbus; Samuel Eckles, of Ashley and Gail Hyatt of Delaware.
Among the sheep claims allowed by the county commissionery, are the following.
S. Cox, $107; D. D. Little, $5.00; Frank Hazen, $92; Henry Jacobs, $41.00; E. Durfee, $49.00; A. T. Redd, $35.00; Edward Bender, $36.00; A. E. Tobin, $5.00; U. F. Zachman, $73.50; G. Pftider, $16.50.
The county paid par oh all claims, and during the year of 1904-05, the whole amount of money paid out was $1680.
INTO THE SCIOTO
Goes Auto and One Passenger, Saturday Afternoon, But No Damage is Sustained.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley P. Thompson, of Columbus and John Alden, of Sagnaw, Michignn, who were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Farnum, Saturday and Sunday, had quite a thrilling adventure during their visit.
Saturday afternoon the party, who traveled in an automobile with Mrs. Thompson as chaffuer, in order to turn around near the house of Mr. Farnum, backed the auto down the river bank, and the clutch lever refusing to work the machine went into the river until almost submerged.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson jumped, but Mr. Alden stuck to the auto and received a thorough weting.
The automobile was not injured but was with difficulty saved from a watery grave.
ARE CHARLES E. DAVIS AND DAUGHTER ELSIE.
Former Residents of Delaware County and Brother and Neice of John David of Radnor.
Following is a Scripps McRae dispatch from Miami, Florida, recounting the murder of a former Delaware county man and his daughter:
"Charles E. Davis and his daughter Elsie were found murdered in their beds this morning four miles west of this city. The crime was committed Saturday night. Davis was shot in the neck and also strangled to death. The girl was shot in the right and left breasts and is believed to haved been criminally assaulted. The girl's room bears evidence of a struggle, and it is believed she fought desperately for her life and honor. Davis came to Miami 14 years ago from Delaware county, Ohio, and engaged in the nursery business. He was respected and supposed to be without a known enemy. He and his daughter lived alone and the latter being a most cultured and most popular young woman. Rewards aggregating $1,000 for the apprehension of the murderers have been offered. A posse has organized and is now scouring the country. It is thought negroes committed the crime. Excitement runs high and a lynching if not a burning at the stake will follow if the murderers are captured.
Mrs. Fannie Barnwell and Mrs. Elijah Barns, sisters of Mr. Davis, live in Columbus; a brother, Mr. John Davis, lives at Radnor; Mrs. Frank C. Poppleton of Delaware, and Mrs. Croft of New York, are half sisters of Mr. Davis.
Mrs. B. E. Davis of Delaware, the step-mother of the murdered man, is visiting at the home of her son, Mr. Hosea Davis, half brother of the murdered man, living about a mile distant from Cocoanut Grove, Floridan, and has been there since January. She has been visiting at both homes but fortunately was at the home of her son, Hosea, the night of the murder.
Mr. Davis had been quite successful in the south and had accumulated considerable money. This leads his Delaware relatives to the belief that the terrible crime was most likely committed for the purpose of robbery.
Although having left several years ago, Mr. Davis and his daughter are well known about Delaware county. For many years Mr. Davis resided with his family in Ostrander where he was engaged in the stock business.
Real Estate Transfers
Montgomery Lindsay to H. C. and L. P. Lindsay, 275 acres in Claridon township, $10,000.
E. E. Osborne to C. Owens, one quarter acre in Marion, $3,000.
Samuel R. Riley to Jonathan Ward, a lot in Marion, $200.
A. Barron to C. E. Amrine, a lot in Marion, $1,200.
J. B. Bolander to Susie Cummins, a lot in Marion, $1,700.
C. P. Woodcock to James Fink, one-seventh in 100 acres in Tully township, $500.
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