100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

By Harry Croghan Contributing Columnist

February 27, 2014

Feb. 27, 1914

Madison County Democrat — The revival meeting is still going on at the Baptist Church this week with great success.

— Charles H. Heath, formerly of this place, now of Columbus, who has been in failing health and under the care of a physician at Mount Carmel Hospital for several weeks for stomach trouble, was operated on last Friday by Dr. Charles Hamilton. This operation disclosed the stomach had became ulcerated and gallstones were formed which were removed. It necessitated the making of a new inlet for the food to enter the stomach. Mr. Heath is resting comfortably at this time and it is hoped that he has sufficient vitality to overcome the shock of the operation and regain his health. (Charles Heath was born in 1862 and was the son of John Heath who built the beautiful old house still standing at the far end of Heath Lane.)

— “Kentucky Bell” given by the Domestic Science Club, last Friday and Saturday evenings, was a great success.

— Joseph Rea, of London, shipped for Mr. Stimson from West Jefferson, last Friday to the Philadelphia market, as follows: Of Monroe Bidwell, 72 cattle, weight 1,320 pounds, bought at $48.25 per hundred pounds; Oscar Crager, 35 cattle, weight 1,100 pounds, bought at $48.25 per hundred pounds and 40 hogs at $8.75 per hundred; James Quinn, living on the East Pike, 20 cattle weighing 1,100 pounds, bought at $7.60 per hundred.