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Source: Zanesville Express
Dated: Jan. 20, 1813

A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, at Springfield, Muskingum County, Ohio January 1, 1813:

Andrees, Robert
Arnold, John
Ayears, Wm.
Ayears, Richard
Austin, Lyman G.
Berry, John
Barr, Adam
Bellows, Ephraim
Bannet, Abraham
Bartholamew, John, Capt.
Bergman, Mary
Cosier, Benjamin K.
Crisman, Elias
Carr, Wm.
Colloch, Daniel
Clark, James
Casterlin, Benjamin
Cummins, James
Dausy, John
Dutro, Lucy
Dorn, Margaret
Demos, Sary
Dill, John
Everhart, John
Ewings, Silas
Ellis, Hilas
Goss, Jonathan
Gates, Stephen
Gates, Samuel H.
Gisinger, John
German, Wm.
Green, Elias
Howard, Joshua
Hull, Benjamin
Haver, Jacob
Hollenbach, Elack
Israel, Joseph
Kresger, Jacob
Lambden, Wm.
Moore, John
Moore, James C.
Mathews, John
Mauk, Anthony
Miers, Adam
Potter, Jacob
Porter, John
Putnam, Edwin
Robinson, Winthrop
Russell, Richard
Resoner, Mary
Richardson, Isaac & Wm.
Sloan, Benjamin
Smith, Sarah, Mrs.
Scott, Andrew
Spangler, Mattihas
Sellars, David
Thomas, Samuel
Taylor, Jacob
Williams, Thomas
Winegardner, Henry
Source: Zanesville Express
Dated: April 18, 1813
A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Springfield, Muskingum County, Ohio, April 1, 1813.
Arnold, John
Allen, Joseph
Armstrong, William
Burnham, William
Black, Mary
Brashear, Liberty
Baxter, George
Beard, George
Brown, Joseph
Cunningham, Wm.
Carson, Richard
Coneman, William
Chalfant, Robert
Cordray, James
Dodds, William
Denman, Mathias
Dils, George
Essington, James
Eppard, Jacob
Ellis, Elias
Few, Isaac
Fickle, Benj., Capt.
Gray, Zachariah
Gum, Rodgers
Gisinger, John
Hainsworth, Aaron
Hopkins, James, Jr.
Joslin, William
Jerman, Moses
Kiblinger, Jacob
Lenhart, John
Lawson, Septimus
Mauk, John
Martin, Isaac
Newell, William
Nixon, James
Pergrin, Nicholas
Planek, Adam
Richards, Jonathan
Reasoner, Soloman
Rose, Samuel
Seedenburg, John
Slain, Samuel D.
Smith, Daniel
Simpson, William
Terril, John
Taylor, John
Tonson, John
Vanzant, John
Whipple, Levi
Whitaker, Lemuel
Wilson, John
Weylie, Joseph
Wood, Benjamin


Source: Zanesville Express
Dated: January 12, 1814
Dr. John Hamm, of this town, has been appointed Marshall of this state, in the room of Gen. Lewis Cass, resigned.
Source: Zanesville Express
Dated: March 23, 1814
We learn that General Cass has resigned his command in the Army of the U. S., having been appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory.
Source: Zanesville Express
Dated: April 6, 1814

On the evening of the same day Mr. Wm. Baker to Miss Polly Edgeway, both of this town.

On Wednesday night last, the jail of this county was discovered to be on fire, which was entirely consumed.... it has been set on fire by a runaway negro, who had been confined there the day before, his object was to burn a hole sufficient to escape through.

On Saturday last the following officers were elected in this town under the act of incorporation viz:
Mayor - William Craig
Trustees - George Reeve, Peter Mills, S. W. Culbertson, James Hampson, N. C. Finlay.
Recorder - William Blocksorn
Assessor - Ezekiel Bisset

Source: Zanesville Express
Dated: April 14, 1814

William Marshall, Brewer informs his customers that they can be supplied with good beer.

William Baker respectfully informs his friends and in general the public that he has commenced the tailoring business.

Source:  Emancipator (New York, NY)  Vol: IV  Issue: 3  Page: 11
Dated:  May 16, 1839
     The Ohio State Anti-slavery Society will hold its next annual meeting at Putnam, Muskingum county, on Wednesday the 29th of May.
Source: Daily Ohio Statesman - Cincinnati, O
Dated: May 5, 1848
Proceedings of the Democratic County Meeting.
Pursuant to previous __, a large number of Democrats of Muskingum County, assembled at the Senat chamber on Thursday last, the 28th April, at noon.
     On motion, Col. Geo W. Manypenny, of Zanesville, was called to the chair, and Dr. A. W. Knight; of Hopewell, and Thos L. Cooper of Richhill township, appointed Secretaries.
     On motion, the chair appointed a committee of five to report resolutions to the meeting, expressive of the views of those present upon the subjects for the consideration of which the meeting was called.  The committee named consisted of H. Beard, of Zanesville; Robert Silvey, of Blue Rock; John S. Parkinson, of Wayne; Col. Elias Ellis, of Jefferson; and Thomas M. Drake, Esq., of Zanesville.  Etc....
Source: New York Herald-Tribune
Dated: Apr. 2, 1872
The mythical "Geneva Watch Company" was again put upon trial at the Jefferson Market Police Court, yesterday, in the person of the clerk, Alfred C. Sniffen, accused of having sold worthless watches at No. 763 Broadway.  Ellis H. Elias, the true defendant in the case, was once more severely examined by Assistant District-Attorney Sullivan, and, in spite of constant evasions, was forced to make some damaging admissions as to the manner in which business was done by the "Geneva Watch Company."  Elias artfully endeavored to insinuate that the watches said at No. 763 Broadway were bought of the Waltham and United States Watch Companies; then confessed that only 150 of the watches were obtained of those companies, and finally, after a painful struggle, remembered that 3,000 of the watches were bought in Maiden Line of foreign firms.  As has examination closed, Elias attempted to create sympathy by affirming that an unknown reporter had tried to blackmail him on the day previous, by threatening to publish an article in The ___ing Post exposing the "Geneva Watch Company."  Elias then potated across the room at a spectator, whom he charged with being the blackmailer.  The accused it distantly demanded to be put upon his oath, and this being granted, he denied every statement made by Elias.  The following is a summary of the testimony:
     Ellis H. Elias testified: I wrote a circular for my brother, William M. Elias, who was the manager of the establishment at No. 763 Broadway; the circular was written by me, I think, about a week before the store was opened; I wrote some other things for the firm, perhaps as many as eight; I wrote but one circular, and the rest were advertisements for the New-York papers; I think I saw two or three in The Herald, and some in The Sun; I have not notice any in The Tribune; I recollect seeing one in The Star, and one appeared in The News and The Telegram; there were circulars written by others in the store, and sent abroad; I am interested in a lithographic establishment in M___st; some of the Geneva Watch Company circulars were lithographed there; the one now shown to me is one of them; they were sent to persons in the city; we got the names out of the Directory; the names of the firm on the circular, "Brown, Stanley & Co." etc., were given me by my brother; the circular with the affidavits of clerks I partly prepared, copying the affidavits; I have four brothers; H. P. Elias is in the city, but he has no connection with the firm at No. 761 Broadway; he often resorts there, but never goes behind the counter; John W. Elias, to my knowledge, has no connection with the firm; I have seen bills of leading th___rendered to William M. Elias; that is all I know about his proprietorship; I do not know that any other persons are interested; there has been a change in the firm during the past two weeks; my brother told me about it; a large portion of the watches came from the Waltham Watch Co.; several dozen of them came from there; another portion came from Giles, Wales & Co., in M____ __ne; they were bought to fill up the stock; I don't know as they were of a bankrupt stock; the "Geneva Watch Co." may be sensational in its advertisements like other firms for all I know.
     Cross-examined - About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a man named Johnson came to me in the Metropolitan Hotel, and said that he came from The Post, and that he and Mr. Le_t of The Tribune were writing articles against me which they would suppress if paid for it; I rep___d him and he left.
     Mr. Johnson, the accused reporter, testified: I am connected with The Post; I heard about the rascalities of Elias & Co; I have often exposed him; I was told by a man whose name I don't remember that Elias had sworn to kill me; I went there and confronted him; I said, "Here I am; now kill me if you dare;" I did not mention Mr. Leet's name; I solemnly swear that I did not say anything about money; it is absurd to think that I should.  
Mr. Howe, counsel for Elias - There was no need of this man's exonerating Mr. Leet of The Tribune.  No one in this room believes Mr. Leet capable of offering or taking a brige, and we certainly do not accuse him of it.
     Mr. Leet, who was present, was then sworn, and testified that the first he knew of the alleged attempt at blackmailing was there in the court, and that he had never, either directly or indirectly, attempted to backmail.
     James F. Smith testified:  I sell watches at No. 763 Broadway; I was employed by William M. Elias, I had been previously a weigh master in Commumpaw; I never was employed in a watch store or factory; I have traded in watches outside; the affidavit in the circulars is ot mine; I merely swore that the watches I had sold were" solid gold and silver" watches; the circulars having a__davits are displayed upon our desks; a new supply is placed there every morning.
The case was here adjourned to Saturday next.
(SHARON WICK's NOTE:  This copy was a little hard to read)
Source: Oregonian
Dated: May 10, 1873
     Note how great a matter a small animal dog can kindle!  There is a dog beast in New York city, who is dependent upon the bounty of one Elias H. Elias for support in his struggle for existence.  This canine dog slept in his master's apartment at the Grand Central Hotel.  When Elias H. wanted to pay his hotel bill, the landlord presented an item for $50 for damages to a carpet, alleged to have been wrought through the indecent conduct of Elias' devoted dog animal.  E. surveyed the bill calmly, elevated his nostrils, placed his sinister thumb in intimate juxtaposition to the extended phalanges of his dexter hand, and by various cunning wigglings of the same, intimated to mine host that sentiment of the gorgeous Snapp, M. C.:  "You can't come it that way over a pensive public."  Which the name of the lessee of the hotel was Powers, H. L., and he detained the piano of Elias until payment was made.  Mr. E. invoked the majesty of a replevin, but the piano was gone - whither, Mr. Powers would not say.  And when a minion of the law attempted to arrest recalcitrant P., this bloated piano holder awed the officer into leaving the premises - suddenly.  Wherefore the lessee of the Grand Central Hotel gazes on life's mutable affairs from behind the bars of Ludlow street jail.  Such is life!
Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: Apr. 12, 1880
-- Hon. C. C. Russell has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., to recruit his shattered health.
-- The Muskingum County Infirmary now shelters 182 inmates - the largest number ever known at this season of the year.
-- Saturday afternoon Col. Elias Ellis, ex-State Senator, slipped and fell while walking on Market street, sustaining a fracture of the bones of the left arm just above the wrist.
-- David Coultrap, Republican, will contest Capt. Andrew Stults' seat in the City Council, on the ground that the judges refused to count a ballot from which the name of the Democratic nominee was wholly erased and the word "Couptrap" written on.
-- On the night of the 29th of ?August, 1863, Jacob Baughman, an aged and wealthy bachelor farmer, who resided near Roseville, this county, was murdered.  His body, with a frightful gash on the head, inflicted with the axblade of a mattock; was found lying near the well.  A Coroner's investigation developed that the house ad been rifled, and it was presumed some $400 in money stolen.  Not the slightest clue was ever obtained as to who committed the deed.  Recently rumors have been set afloat that certain parties, now residents of Licking County, are the guilty parties, and that an old woman, who has long resided in the family of the suspected persons, had charged them with the crime.  There is absolutely no truth in the report, but, on the contrary, the woman in question has subscribed to a sworn statement in which she affirms that the accused persons did not commit the murder.  It yet remains to be seen whether she knows who did strike the fatal blow.  There is no evidence yet secured to criminate anybody.
Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: June 30, 1881
His Brothers and His "Widow" After It.
The New York Times, of Tuesday, says:
     There is likely to be a sharp contest for the possession of the estate of the late Ellis H. Elias, the originator of the "Dollar Store" scheme and various enterprises of a doubtful character, who died at St. Cloud Hotel on the 22d inst.  Rival petitions for the granting of letters of administration were filed yesterday in the Surrogate's office  The first claimants to appear before Mr. Traynor, the Administration Clerk, were William H. Elias and Richard H. Elias, brothers of the deceased.  The former submitted an application for letters of administration in behalf of himself and other heirs, and asked for the appointment of Richard H. Elias as administrator.  Among other things the petition recites that Ellis H. Elias was unmarried at the time of his death; that his personal estate is valued at $170,000, consisting of $150,000 in United States Bonds and $20,000 in jewelry and other effects, and that the heirs and next of kin, exclusive of the petitioner, are Richard H. Elias, brother of No. 248 West Fourteenth street; John W. Elias, brother, of Gallipolis, O., Jane E. Byrnes, wife of Martin Byrnes, sister, of Gallipolis, O., and Elias H. Skees, nephew, of Charlestown, W. Va.  These persons are all represented as being of age, except the last mentioned, who is only fourteen years old.  Almost immediately after the filing of the petition and the departure of the brothers, a woman attired in mourning and wearing large diamond earrings, which, as one of the clerks expressed it, "illuminated the entire office," presented an application as widow of the deceased Elias in which she gave her name as Maggie Elias and her residence as the Newport Flats.  It her alleged husband left $170,000 she is evidently ignorant of the fact, inasmuch as she fixes the value of the personal estate at $1,000.  The list of heirs and next of kin given in her petition is practically the same as that in the application of William H. Elias the only person omitted being the boy SkeesCardozo & Newcombe are her attorneys; Gale & Gardner represent the brothers.  Surrogate  Calvin will appoint a referee to take testimony in the case.
Source: Wheeling Register - West Virginia
Dated: September 19, 1890
MARTIN'S FERRY (Belmont Co., Oh)
     J. F. McMannis, of Zanesville, O., was in the city yesterday.
The Times Recorder Zanesville, Ohio
Thursday Dec 26, 1976

(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hindel will observe their silver anniversary Saturday. They were married Dresden. Mrs. Hindel is the former Claudine Moss, daughter of Mrs. Mary
Moss and the late Charles Moss. Mr. Hindel's parents were the late Mr. and Mrs Dorsey Hindel . The couple have one son, Larry Wayne.

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