FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, January 7, 1871
MARRIAGE LICENSES granted by the Clerk:
Asa MAXEY and Mary APPLEGATE, John FARNER and Elvinah BAKER, Jno. F. SMITH and Elizabeth ALLEN, Jas. R. REED and Selinah BARKER, Jos. C. TUTTLE and Harriet DOLPH, Wm. FLETCHER and Maria REYNOLDS, Isaac J. MEREDITH and Cynthia AMES, Geo. HUBBARD and Sarah ROACH, Jas. MACKEY and Levinah SINKS, Jas. SMITH and Jane WALKER.
Plymouth. JACOB BEAZEL, aged 60, died on Monday of last week.
MARRIED. Dec. 29, 1870 by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the parsonage, Mr. A. J.
COLLINS and Miss ELLA CALLAWAY.
The above notice should have appeared last week, but was accidentally omitted. Since neither of the parties has applied for a divorce, we presume a notice of the event which made two souls happy is still in time.
DAY BOARD AND LUNCH, F. J. COLLINS, one door north of D. S. GOULD, will furnish warm meal or good lunch at any hour. A full stock of candies, spices, flavoring, extracts, excellent tobaccos, etc. Country produce bought and sold.
First Class Insurance, DOWNEY & JONES... Office up stairs in HOLMES & MILLER BUILDING, opposite the Court House, Rochester, Ind.
M. A. O. PACKARD & J. S. SLICK, Attorney at Law, Rochester, Ind. office, Main street, opposite D. S. Gould's Store ...
(Non-Resident Notice) EMMA KENEDY vs GEORGE W. TIPTON and EPHRAM TIPTON. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
J. C. SPOHN, Physician and Surgeon, Rochester, Ind... office, one door north of Ches. Chamberlain's...
A man by name of LANDES, a prisoner of Sheriff MONTGOMERY, nearly cut his way
through brick and oak plank to freedom but was stopped by the sheriff. This is
the man who was before the Republican nominating convention as a candidate for
the office of Sheriff! The organ of the Republican party spoke of him as
DELINQUENT TAX LIST:
(Wayne Tp) ALLEN, George H. BOWMAN, Levi. BONECUTTER, A. BAILEY, H. W. BUNTAIN, James H. CARTER, Samuel A. CARR, William. FOSTER, John. GLANCEY, Mary. GOLDTHAIT, O. HUDKINS, H. L. HOLLENBECK, T. L. HERRIGAN, R. P. JAYNE & EDMISTER. KNEBLE, John. LANDES, Enoch. LAMB, Samuel. MOORE, Lindley. McLAUGHI,IN, Geo. MERNAN, Michael. MONTGOMERY, C. MILLER, Silas. MILLER, W. B. MULLINS, John. McCLATCHEY, G. W. NEAL, Samuel. NICHOLS, Sarah. PACKARD, Caroline. SINNOTT, Patrick. SCOTT, Walter. SNIDER, George, Sr. SCHLOSSER, Jesse. STEWART, James. SHOWLEY, Jacob. SEARCH, James. THARP, William. VANMETER, Benj. WARE, William. WATSON, M. C.
(Union Tp) AULT, Andrew. BARRETT, James G. BENHAM, Joseph. BIXLER, P. H. BIXLER, Catharine. BIBLER, Nathan. CARTER, Milton, Sr. CLAYTON, (Jos. Est?). CANNON, I. H., Jr. COOPER, Alex. CULVER, William. CARTER, William. DIXON & PARKER. DAUGHERTY, Nath. ERTWINE, Philip. FERRENBAUGII, I. FALL, John. GRAHAM, C. L. GARBISON, Isaac. GRAHAM, Abel W. GREEN, Thomas W. HUST, THOMAS A. Huston, GEORGE. HUNTER, Rosanna. HENRICK, Se(-)h. JACKSON, A. T. JACKSON, Mary. JONES, John. JACKSON, Fidelia. KNARR, Daniel. KING, Edwin. MAXEY, James. MOHLER, Alexan'r. MILLER, John S. MILLER, Lydia A. NEWTON, Luther. OVERMIRE, Henry. PLANK, A. K. STAMM, Ben'ville. STURGEON, W. SWARTWOULDT, Jno. SCHAFFER, Theo. M. TROUTMAN, Jno. G.
TRASK, Lafayette. WOLF, Joseph. WALLACE, E. M. WHITE, Elize A. YELTON, David..
(Aubbeenaubbee Tp) ALLEN, Calvin. APPLEGATE, Mary. BOLINER, Peter. BOLINER, Ann. BRUGH, Joseph, Sr. BRUGH, Louisa. BRONSON, Philad'r. CRIST, MATTHIAS. COON, John H. CULVER, William. DODDS, Chas. P. DARR, Eliza. DARR, A. G. DEIVLER, Wm. EDGINGTON, D. A. EABLING, Benj. D. FOUGHT, Samuel. FIKE, Paul. HAY, James, Sr. HAY, John. HATTERBAUGH, E. HUNTER, Samuel. JAMES, Mrs. James. KING, Moses. LUNSFORD, Hiram. LEDDS, Josiah. McGUIRE, Samuel. McNINNY, Thos. MOORE, James. MONOHAN, Isabel. MASON & JACKSON. PERSHING, D. R. REED, Samuel. SMITH, Jacob. SHADLE, Michael.
STURGEON, Hugh. SOUTH, William. STURGEON, Martin. SPANGLER, Samuel. STAMM, Bennvi'e. STURGEON, Wm. SPITLER, John. SOUTH, Anderson. WORMAN, J. YELTON, Robert. YELTON, Mary A.
(Liberty Tp) ANDERSON, Rich. BAILEY, Jeremiah. BUTLER, W. E. & T. R. BUCK, Ashel. BROWN, B. F. BURTON, Joel (H.?). BEARSS, W. E. CHALK, Elizabeth. CALIFF, Gilbert. COOK, George H. COLE, Mary T. DUBOIS, John. ENYART, J. B. GRABILL, Solomon. GRIFFIN, Susan. JOHNSON, C. KNAPP, Elizabeth. LOUDERBACK, W. LUDWIG, Philip. LOWMAN, Eph. MESSINGER, Jacob. MUSSELMAN, J. T. MORRAN, Charles. McLAUGHLIN, M. NICHOLS, E. R. NEW, Elizabeth. POWNALL, Thomas. PARKER, C. C. POWNALL, Jacob. PLANK, A. K. SUTPHIN, John. SAUNDERS, A. C. TUTTLE, John. VANBLARICAN, S. WHEELER, Rob'sn. WILLIAMS, J. A. ZONGER, Matthias.
(Rochester Tp) AULT, Lucetta. ALLEN, Isaac. BOWMAN, Hugh. BRONSON, Philn'dr. BOZARTli, P. M. BATSON, Nath. BRACKETT, Chas., Est. BRACKETT, Marg'rt. BAILEY, MELISSA P. BEARSS, D. R. & G. R. BEARSS, Wm. E. BEST, Joseph. BEARSS, George R. COLLINS, Williams. COLLINS, John. CLAY, Henry.
DAUGHERTY, Eph. DOWNEY, William. DAUGHERTY, M. E.DAUGHERTY, A. J. DAUGHERTY, J. M. EDWARDS, D. C. ERNSPERGER, A. FRITZ, Mary. FRENCH, Jos. W. GOLTRY, Jane. GRANGER, Jas. W. GREGSON, Geo. W. GANDY, James. GANDY, Sarah. GLAZE, George G. GARDNER, Eliz'bth. GREGSON, Kate E. HARTER, C. F. HARPER, Jas. S., Est. HOOT, Philip. IZZARD, Margaret. JONES, Daniel W. KIRKENDALL, Wm. KING, E. J. LAWRENCE, Val'ne. LAWRENCE, Isaac. LONG & MILLER. MILLER, W. B. McKEE, Russel. MILLER, Silas. McCARTER, W. MULL, Joseph. MITCHELL, C. A. MONTGOMERY, J. McCARTER, J. & S. L. McKEE, Joseph. MOORE, Thomas C. McMILLEN, Henry. NEWELL, Samuel S. NILES, H. T. NORRIS, George W. PUGH, Merritt. PORTER, Dinah. PUGH, Zephaniah. PRATT & FARRIS. ROSE, Enos, Est. RENFRO, James. REITER, Susan. RALSTIN, Moore. RITTER, Elizabeth. STURGEON, William. SHELTON, Samuel. SCOTT, Starling. SPOTTS, L. M. TRUE, Pulaski. TRUE, Jasper. VANBLARICAN, S.WHITTENBERGER, J. WOOD, W. H. WHITE, Henry B. WALES, George. WHARTON, Abram. WILEY, Milton. WATTS, Barnett, Sr. WERLEY, Joseph. YOUNT, John. YOUNG, David.
(Richland Tp) ARMSTRONG, R. ANDERSON, G. W. ADAMSON, H. BEELER, Esther. BREWER, Thomas. CALHOON, James. CLARK, Simon. DREES, Isaac. FELTS, James. FELTS, Wm. H. FISHER, John P. GRABER, Lewis. HOOVER, H. D. HENDRICKS, Eliza. JACKSON, Joseph. LEONARD, W. T. MILLER, David. MOW, A. H. MARSHALL, Ludwig. MOW, Wm. MOW, D. & A. H. McCOY, E. P. MILLER, Wm. M. NORTON, Joseph F. NEWCOMB, Wm. OXTER, Jacob. PERSCliBAUCHER, J. PETER, Henry. PLOUGH, Wm. M. RANNELLS, Theo. STURGEON, William. SHRYOCK, K. G. SANNS, John. STOCK, F. W. TOWN, Elijah. WALES, George. WALKER, James. ZERBY, Jacob.
(Henry Tp) BUCHER, John K. (BUSE?), John. CALLAHAN, Jesse. EWING, John. ESSICK, Samuel. GLASGOW, Jeremiah. KAMP, Nathaniel. MOORE, James. MOORE, Sarah. MITCHELL, D. C. MOORE, Thos C. MILLER, Hugh. MOONSHOWER, D. & D. MARSHALL, W. S. MOONSHOWER, B. MILLER, William. NIXON, Elizabeth. OGDEN, Samuel. PONTIOUS, Levi. SUTTON, Ferdinand. SECRIST, William. STINSON, James K. SAFFORD, Adrain. WELLHEIMER, Jas.
(Newcastle Tp) BOWMAN, Henry. BOZARTH, C. J. BATTS, David L. BALDWIN, D. P. COPLEN, Asa. CRAFT, Mahala. COPLEN, William. EMMONS, Jesse W. ELY, Sampson. EMMONS, Wm., Est. EWING, A. J. FISHER, Willis, Est. HEGE, Nathan. LATHAM & VAIL. NORRIS, Morris H. NORTH, James M. OLIVER, Benjamin. PEGG, John. PALMER, Isaac B. STINSON, Arch. SCOTT, Alexander. SHIVELEY, Barbara. STINSON, George. TRUSS, Edward H. WEIDNER, George. WILSON, Telitha.
DELINQUENT TOWN LOTS:
(Rochester) ANDERSON, Charl'te. BLACKETER, Wm. BRISTOL, Sarah A. BEEBER, James M. BRACKETT, Marg'et. BOZARTH, L. N., Est. BEARSS, Daniel R. BECK, Monroe. BEEBER, Morton P. BEARSS, Wm. E. BAKER, A. & W. T. CULVER, William. COWGILL, E. E. CARPENTER, Jerome. DUMBAULD, Sol. DUMBAULD, P. C. DOWNEY, L. M. DOWNEY, L. M. DAVIS, John W. DAWSON, Mary J. EDWARDS, Louisa. EDELMAN, John B. FOOTE, Sarah A. FIESER, John. FROMM & ROBBINS, GLAZE, Jennie. GLAZE, Rebecca. GROW, M. E. GOODRICH, Deb'rah. GLICK, Sallie Q. HARTER, C. F. HITT, J. A. HICKMAN, A. C. HERRING, J. H. HAMILTON & TABER. HUFFMAN, J. W. HOLDER, T. M. HAWKINS, Ed. JAMISON, H. B. JONES, Clinton D. KIPLINGER, Joseph. KILLEN, William. LACKEY, Jacob L. LOY, Jacob. LIBEY, William. LONG, J. T. LOY, Elias. MILLS, Mary. MOSSMAN, Christ. McCARTER, Wm. MILLER, Gavin. MARTIN, Eliza A. McCOY, W. H. NEFF, Wm. PARKER, Saml P. PECK, F. A. PENCE, John. RANNELLS, James. ROBBINS, A. H. REAM, William. RHINESMITH, J. L. RADER,
David. STURGEON, Wm. STURGEON, Enoch. SHELTON, Samuel. SHRYOCK, Ann D. STRADI,FY, C. J. STURKEN, Caroline. STALLARD, John. SMITH, Susannah. TOBEN, Herman. WALLACE, E. M. WILSON, Ellis. WARD, Ann. WARD, A. S.
(Mt. Vernon) DECKARD, Jacob. GRAUEL, Emanuel. HOLSTEAD, E. PRUGH, Gideon.
(Pleasant Grove) GRAHAM, C. S. POTTS, Geo. H.
(Fulton) CAMLIN, Clarissa. COOK, George H. DAVIS, Peter. HENDERSON, John. LOUDERBACK, M. T. MARTIN, H. J. MONTGOMERY, B. F. MOON, Henry. PLANK, A. K. REAGAN, Baxloy. SWEET, IRA M. WRIGHT, J. W. ZIGLER, M. D. & J. ZIGLER, Daniel.
(Akron) DAVIS, A. & J. B. KUHN, Andrew. REAM, Wm. VALENTINE, E.
(Bloomingsburg) AYDELOTT, Rachel. COPLEN, James. COLLINS, J. P. MERLEY, Josiah.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, January 14, 1871
SUICIDE. The following article from the Plymouth Democrat gives a full
account of a suicide mentioned in these columns two weeks ago:
Last Wednesday night, MILTON THOMPSON, residing about three miles west of Plymouth took two doses of arsenic, and died from the effects of it at 9 oclock on Thursday morning... The deceased, with his brother MONROE, came to town... Not even his parents, who lived but a short distance from him, knew anything of what had happened, until he was dead... The deceased was the eldest son of JAMES THOMPSON, and was near 37 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children.
ISAAC PUNTIOUS has been appointed Trustee of Henry township to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of WM. BRIGHT.
MILO R. SMITH, our county recorder, has been appointed engrossing clerk of the state senate, a position which his superior qualifications eminently fit him for.
A protracted meeting, with services every day and night during the week, under the auspices of Rev. Mr. STRINGER, pastor of the M. E. church in this place, is still continued.
Mr. DAVIS, postmaster at Sturgeon, sends us a communication, for which he has our thanks. He tells us that JACOB HISEY, of Newcastle township has recently lost five head of cattle, and that several others in the neighborhood have lost several by some new disease...
WM. P. BALL, county treasurer, has just returned from a trip through Tennessee...
Mr. J. A. HUGHSTON, agent C. C. & L. Railway, at this station, and J. C. JILSON, agent at Plymouth, have each placed us under obligations for favors...
NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING. ... at the school house (in Rochester) ... on the
ninth day of January, 1871... for the purpose of taking into consideration the
legality of the action of the principal of said school in changing, without
authority from the school board, the text books used in said school, and
refusing to hear or permit pupils to recite, who will not or cannot make such
change ... signed by ENOCH STURGEON, E. R. HERMAN, J. SHIELDS, R. H. CHANDLER,
C. HOOVER, A. BROWN and E. KIRTLAND.
... the meeting was organized by calling Esq. ELAM to the chair, and electing A. T. BITTERS to the office of secretary... Prof. WOOD, principal, then read three rules, making scholars responsible for injury to school furniture, forbidding the use of tobacco and profanity, and defining tardiness and truancy, providing penalties for the violation of either rule... Mr. Wood then gave his reasons for making a change in the text books ... Resolutions of censure of Prof. Wood adopted.
J. B. ELLIOTT, Tanner and Currier, and dealer in all kinds of Leather...
Store three doors south of old Continental house.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, January 21, 1871
WM. CHAMBERLAIN, salesman in the notion department of J. V. Farwell & Co., of Chicago, is visiting his many friends in this place.
During the year 1870, there were only 164 coffins sold in this place ...
A Mr. LEVAUX died in this place last Sunday morning. Mr. L. had for some time been unable to work, and at the time of his death was dependent upon the county.
LANDES, the thief, was acquitted because no attempt was made to convict him; the witnesses whose testimony would have proven the "honest Landes" a fit subject for the penitentiary were not called. Landes has left for parts unknown.
This is the last week of the term of the Common Pleas Court, but the session will be extended into next week to conclude the suit of STUBBS vs POWERS...
The protracted meeting at the Methodist Church, under the auspices of the Rev. Mr. STRINGER, still continues, ... will continue through another week.
WINAMAC. Sixty marriage licenses were issued in Pulaski County during 1870
... a company numbering 4S, of ladies and gentlemen from Pleasant Grove ...
visited JACOB SIIOUP...
Mr. PROBST, of Winamac, has sold his saw mill to parties in Kewanna...
Services at the Presbyterian church this afternoon -- the first of a series
of meetings which will be continued through the coming week. The meetings will
be conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. PATTINSON, who will probably be assisted by
able clergy from abroad.
Our "holy of holies" was honored by the presence of Mr. H. G. THAYER, of Plymouth, on Wednesday last. At home Mr. Thayer is known as the man who buys the most wheat and pays the most money for it, and as the best Sunday school man in the state...
LOGANSPORT. Rev. N. S. SAGE delivered a lecture on the subject "Concerning Blisters,"... Steam saw mill of MOSES NEYHART burned, loss about $1000... J. J. FALVEY is dangerously ill of inflammatory rheumatism. .. Mrs. STAUNTON will lecture on the 25th... CHARLES HENDERSON was thrown from a furniture wagon and severely hurt.
PLYMOUTH. ... Within the past week, JNO. CRUM, aged 73, died very suddenly; also PETER FREESE, aged 70, and GEO. W. WRIGHT, aged 70, and - - - - WILLIAMS, aged 65.
PERU. Thieves visited the cellar of J. B. McNARY, taking several cans of fruit... GUS MOORE drove to town thirty-five hogs ... Mr. TAGUE, an old steamboat pilot, will move to Vevay to resume his former occupation... AMOS ALBAUGH, BETSY BROWER, little WILLIE HANSON, B. B. TAGGART and WM. M. FENNIMORE, are among the dead... AMANDA HALL and her paramour helped themselves to a basket of eggs, coffee and "sich" which an unsuspecting farmer left in his sled while he stepped in to "smile."
WARSAW. The union says that the keepers of houses of ill fame were all brought up on Tuesday morning of last week and summarily disposed of. WRIGHT, who is the owner of several buildings in which the nuisances are located, was fined fifty dollars; LIGHTFOOT, a poor wretch who will have to go where "the woodbine twineth," was found guilty in the sum of fifteen dollars, and his wife fifty; Mrs. KOFFEL was fined fifty, and her husband lingers in prison ... Father MILICE, an old resident aged about seventy died on the 10th...
(Estray Notice) Taken up Jan. 11, 1871,... Wayne township ... by ALFRED HEGER... appraised by DANIEL BISHOP and JOHN CUMBLER... KYRAN WALSH, J.P.
(Estray Notice) Taken up Dec. 1, 1870 by PERRY CALVIN ... Wayne township ... appraised by JOHN CARTER and SELITHIAN BROWN... KYRAN WALSH, J.P.
(Estray Notice) Taken up Nov. 15, 1870 by PETER KERNS ...Wayne township ...
appraised by EDWIN HENDRICKSON and H.H. ZELLERS... KYRAN WALSH, J.P.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, January 28, 1871
CORNELIUS & DUMBAULD, Very Low Prices ...
W. H. MATTINGLY, of the Rochester Spy, was appointed to a committee by the Editors & Publishers Assoc. of the 10th and llth Districts of Indiana, to lobby with the legislature.
On Thursday of last week, Mr. HOOVER, one of our best furniture dealers,
filled an order for a coffin measuring six foot five inches in the bottom.
The action of the State Board of Agriculture donating $200 to the minor heirs of the HOLMES estate, should have appeared last week, but was unintentionally omitted.
Common Pleas Court recently heard jury trial with GEORGE WINES charged with theft of 3 qts whortleberries from the premises of PHILLIP RADER...
Last Thursday a little son of Mr. GOODRICH while playing on the floor, fell in such a manner that its shoulder was dislocated. Dr. HILL rendered assistance, and the little one is now doing well.
On Thursday of last week, Surveyor WALKER, assisted by A. W. HENDRICKS and E. HUNTER, surveyed the three ISLANDS in LAKE MANITOU, just east of this place. The islands are government land, and will soon be sold...
The facts concerning the insanity of Mr. SAMUEL WELLIVER, of this county, are, as we are told by those who are cognizant of the affair, about as follows: Some time ago Mr. Welliver sold to an Iowa man a piece of land on which there was a mortgage given by himself; he deeded the land to the Iowa man, subject to the aforesaid mortgage, the transaction being in every particular honestly conducted. By some means he became possessed of the idea that he had been swindled out of his land, and that he would be compelled to pay the mortgage, too. He has allowed his mind to dwell upon this thought until he has become perfectly crazy, and yesterday he came into town flourishing a club, and during the day attempted to assault several persons whom he wildly imagined to have injured. He was taken in charge by the proper officers.
A team belonging to Mr. TURNER ran away at Sturgeon, Friday of last week; the horses started from the station and we-re stopped near Mr. DAVIS' residence, the horses on one side of the fence and the wagon on the other.
Taylor Lodge No. 36, I.O.G.T., last night elected the following officers... A. T. BITTERS, JENNIE MARTIN, G. G. LONG.
ARGOS. A fire occurred at Argos, on Wednesday morning, which came near burning the entire town. The butcher shop of JOHN RHODES caught fire, from some unknown cause ... the distance between the butcher shop and the other building was only five feet, and it was only by the greater exertions that it was saved... The building belonged to JACOB HELSEL, and was not insured. - - -Marshall County Republican.
MARRIED. On the 26th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. ANDREW LACKEY and Miss ANGELINE GOSS. Both of this county.
PLYMOUTH. A fire occurred in the west part of town, on the Brewery road, last
Tuesday, about noon. The house was owned and occupied by a man named BAGLEY ...
To add to the other inconveniences of the situation, Mrs. BAGLEY was very sick,
at the time the fire occurred...
A gentleman counted the teams on Michigan street, between the Parker House and Laporte street, and there were 102.
M. C. HENSHAW has leased the Bourbon flouring mill, and will be in readiness at all times to accommodate those who want milling done.
JOE VANVACTOR, two miles south of Plymouth, had one of his hands badly crushed in a corn shelter, last Monday.
WILLARD WILCOX will shortly start for California, to work his claim...
WHITMORE has added another heavy piece of music to his family: about 9 pounds.
WOODWARD has been away from home and thinks Plymouth a small affair.
Mr. M. T. OSGOOD has recently been appointed the agent for the sale of the Howe sewing machine, and intends to make a thorough canvass of Rochester and vicinity... His office is in Ashtons Bazar.
(Sheriff's Sale) ISAAC HIATT, Admr. vs HENRY RARICK and MARTIN RARICK. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. E. STURGEON, plffs atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE HUTCHISON, Admr. vs ELLIS R. POWERS and SARAH POWERS. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Slieriff's Sale) EPHRAIM STREET vs EDWARD D. THOMPSON and WM. SCHOFIELD... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. KEITH & CALKINS, plffs atty.
(Slieriff's Sale) WILLIAM McMAHAN, Admr of the estate of J. S. HARPER, deceased vs ELIAS PECK and FRANCES A. PECK. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) BENJAMIN OLIVER vs WM. BATES, WILLIAM WINES and HENRY HUFFMAN... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
(Notice of Survey) ... JOSEPH HILL.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, February 4, 1871
CENSUS for Fulton Co. for 1860 was 9,422 and for 1870 it was 12,717; the population of Rochester was 1,526 in 1870.
LOCAL & MISCELLANEOUS. There were 101 marriage licenses issued in Fulton
county in the year 1870.
Father WIGNIAN, of Peru, will preach in the CATHOLIC CHURCH tomorrow, at 10 oclock, precisely...
Auditor DAN AGNEW will start next week to Alabama, with the intention of spending a few weeks for pleasure and the improvement of his health.
The large men of this county seem to be dying off. A few days ago Mr. BARNES received an order for a coffin to be six feet and seven inches in length, and twenty-eight inches in breadth. Mr. Barnes attended the funeral with his hearse, and was obliged to let the end of the coffin stick out at the back door.
DIED. One of the saddest accidents which it has been our duty to record, occurred a short distance from Monterey in this county, on last Thursday evening. FRANCES HOAK, wife of FRANK HOAK, in company with her sister, attended a spelling school in the neighborhood, and in going home both rode the same horse. After going some distance, the horse became frightened, and threw Mrs. Hoak off, one of her feet remaining fast in the stirrup, and in this condition she was dragged a half mile or more, and when the horse was finally stopped, her clothes were all torn off, her body and head was horribly mangled, and life extinct. The other lady remained on the horse, and was uninjured. No one can picture the horror of such a death.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during the month of June:
David H. BRANT and Emeline CARR, Leonidas YEAZEL and Geredis TEAL, Emi H. KENNEDY and Mary A. LOY, James WARE and Elizabeth ZABLE, Thomas R. JUDGE and Lucinda MICKEY, Andrew LACKEY and Angeline GOSS, Samuel WOODWARD and Sarah LATSHAW, William T. EMMONS and Catharine WAGNER, John W. CLAREY and Lavina MARSH, Joseph H. DAY and Anna A. WEAVER.
JAMES S. WELLIVER, the insane man mentioned in this paper last week, was, on Thursday, taken to the insane asylum at Indianapolis by Sheriff MONTGOMERY. As near as we can learn the land transaction of which we spoke seems to be upper-most in his mind, although there are those who think his derangement was caused by an affair which transpired some time before the sale of his land. During his confinement he was quartered at one of our hotels, and every care and attention was shown the unfortunate man by those who had him in charge. Mr. Welliver is rather an aged man, his hair and beard being partly grey; he is tall, heavily built, seemingly quite stout, but now is very much worn down, and is very quiet and manageable.
In the January term of the Common Pleas Court the divorce of GREEN vs GREEN was granted and the lady received $3,000 alimony. Five divorces were granted.
KILLED. Rev. THOMAS RAY was killed at Inwood 6 miles east of Plymouth on
Tuesday, when he walked into an oncoming train. It appeared to be suicide as he
was warned by a Mr. MORRIS, agent of the R.R. Mr. Ray was a minister of the
Methodist Church, age about 60 years and had resided in the neighborhood about 5
Services at the Lutheran Church tomorrow to be conducted by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, pastor German Reform Church.
PLYMOUTH (Ind.) NEWS. Rev. WARREN TAYLOR, for many years a resident of Marshall county, died at his residence in West township, last Wednesday night, at the age of about fifty years ... POLLY WAGGAMON brings suit against JOHN JOHNSON for bastardy, and MARGARET BIXLEY prosecutes Dr. WM. STANGE, of Bremen, for a violation of her person. Among those who seek to have the marital relation dissolved are SARAH DISHER vs STEPHEN DISHER, ELIZABETH PARISH vs JOHN PARISH, ELIZABETH SPENCER vs EDMUND SPENCER, AMANDA WOLF vs HIRAM WOLF, JENNY MILLER vs DANIEL MILLER, JANE HAAG vs DANIEL HAAG.
WABASH. ... H. L. MURRAY, while at Amboy, was stricken with paralysis, and not receiving proper attention, his case is critical.
FOR SALE. Wilder's Bakery, Restaurant and Provision Store... J. W. WILDER.
J. GERSEN, Merchant Tailor and dealer in Gents Furnishing Goods... Rochester, Ind.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, February 11, 1871
Having one of the best machines in the country, I am fully prepared, in
addition to the edge tool business, to gum, file, set or straighten drag or
crosscut saws, and convert common toothed into whole or half patent.
Orders left at Mercer & Shepherd's Hardware Store, in Rochester, will receive prompt attention... W. A. HORTON, Millark, Ind., Feb. 7, 1871.
(Notice of Petition) ... vacating all that part of an alley in the new plat to the town of Rochester... lying and being situated between lots numbered 12 and 13, in said new plat... CHRISTOPHER F. HARTER, February 3, 1871.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquor... in Rochester the one story frame building situated on Main street ... FREDERICK KRATHWOHL. February It, 1871.
DIED. -Mrs. ALSPAUGH, whose husband died about four months ago, departed this
life on Wednesday last.
-JOHN LAWRENCE, aged 76 years and two months, died in this place, on Monday last. The funeral services took place in the Baptist Church on the day following, and were attended by a large concourse of his neighbors and friends.
Lovers of law and order in Rochester are vigilant and spare none who offend; and friends of the temperance cause are not slow to enforce the laws against those who sell intoxicating drinks without license. During the past few days the following fines have been made: JONATHAN DAWSON, for selling to a minor, paid $12.40; MAYER WILE, for selling less than a quart, was assessed $12.65; MAYER WILE again violates the law, comes forward, pleads guilty, and escapes with a fine of only $9.45; HENRY ANDERSON, for giving to a minor, was allowed to pass in $7.70. The profit on their sales was probably not very large.
The smallest shoemaker in the state is now at work for Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN, first door north of FROMM & ROBBINS. He is a rare curiosity.
There will be regular services at the Baptist church, hereafter, at usual hours, Elder A. L. SEWARD, pastor.
The Methodist social will be held at the residence of A. C. SHEPHERD...
The largest steer for its age that we know of is one which W. E. RICHARDSON recently sold to a cattle buyer in this county... eleven months old... four hundred and eighty pounds.
DIED. Mrs. JENNIE WORDEN, wife of HARRY WORDEN and daughter of HARDY PARKER, Esq., died in this place last Sunday. She was an estimable lady, possessed of an unusual flow of spirits, and the picture of health up to within a few minutes of her death. She was married about 14 months ago, when herself and companion doubtless looked forward to a long and happy career. Her age was about 23 years. Cut off in the bloom of youth, her loss is keenly felt by a large circle of friends and relatives. - SPY.
The necktie social, hold at the residence of WM. STURGEON, last Tuesday evening, was one of the most pleasant occasions of the winter ... The party was gotten up ... by Miss MATTIE TRIMBLE and Miss SADIE PATTINSON. It seems the ties were brought by the young ladies and purchased by the men. The proceeds went to the Sunday School.
WINAMAC ... JOHN ELLIS and MAY DANIELS, of Beaver township were arrested and tried at the common pleas court, upon the charge of living in open adultry. John is about 30 years of age, and has but one leg. MARY is aged about 40, and has several small children; she draws a yearly pension as the widow of a man who died in the service; the jury assessed a fine of one cent and 24 hours in the county jail. Cheap enough!
Methodist Episcopal, Corner of Main and Meridian streets, opposite the Central house. THOS. C. STRINGER, pastor ... C. J. STRADLEY, Supt ...
Baptist, East side of Main Street, near Central house. A. L. SEWARD, pastor...
Presbyterian, Corner of York and Jefferson streets. W. PATTINSON, pastor...
German Reformed, Corner of Jefferson and Water streets, A. V. HOUSE, pastor ...
Templars, Taylor Lodge No. 36, I.O.G.T., meets in Good Templar's Hall, 3d story of Mammoth Building, every Friday night ... A. T. BITTERS, W.C.T., JENNIE MARTIN, W.V.T., G.G. LONG, W.S.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, February 18, 1871
H. B. DICKSON, an acquaintance of the Editor, recently returned from a trip through Tennessee...
CHRISTIANA SHIVELY was fined $16.95 for being drunk at South Bend one day last week.
Some of Rochester's best preachers refuse to perform the marriage ceremony for persons who have been divorced.
MARRIED. Last Tuesday, 14th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, JAMES S. WILDER and HESTER A. MACKEY were united in matrimony by the Rev. W. PATTINSON.
On Thursday last, Mr. GEORGE MORLEY brought to market a dressed pig which weighed 503 pounds; the price on that day being $7.80 per cwt, he received over $39 for his one pig.
FIRE. About 5 oclock on Friday morning of last week, the main building of the Howe sewing machine manufactory was discovered to be on fire. Every effort was made to quench the fire, but in vain, and the citizens turned their attention to removing machinery, tools, etc., thus saving much that was valuable. While a number of persons were in the building, the roof fell in, fastening in two persons, E. P. LOVELAND and JOHN H. CUMMINGS. Mr. Loveland was, we understand, a cousin to the Lovelands of Rochester. The Peru Sentinel says- "Mr. Loveland was well known to all in this community. He was a prominent lawyer at the Peru bar, for many years, and had retired from practice living upon his farm adjoining the city. He was a man of means and influence, believed by all who knew him, and leaves a wife, and a large interesting family to mourn his loss, who have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. His funeral took place from the court house, and was the largest known in this city." Mr. Cummings is spoken of as an industrious and respectable young man, who leaves a wife and three children; he was buried by the Good Templars, of which organization he was a member. The loss to the company is estimated at about $45,000, upon which there is an insurance of $20,000. The company already has a large force at work and with a few weeks of fair weather will have the machinery all in running order.
A. O. KEYS, in the north room of the Masonic Building is selling off to the highest bidder, his stock of Dry Goods, Dress goods, Hats, Capt, Boots and Shoes ...
PLYMOUTH. WM. CONNOR is now being tried for the murder of JOHN THORNBURG, one year ago... JACOB KELVER, who recently purchased the BAILEY farm, two miles west of town, has fallen heir to a fortune of $70,000, from a deceased relative in Germany. He will, in a short time, make a visit to the old country to take possession of his estates.
(Non-Resident Notice) JACKSON RICHESON vs JOHN PATTON, DANIEL HOPPLE and FRANCES A. HOPPLE... SAMUEL KEELY, Slerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) JOHN H. BEEBER vs GEORGE W. TIPTON and REBECCA TIPTON. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. H. B. JAMISON, plffs atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) CHRISTOPHER F. HARTER vs WILLIAM F. MOORE. SAMUEL KEELY,
Clerk. ENOCH STURGEON, plffs atty.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, February 25, 1871
Fulton County has ten POST OFFICES.
In the United States there are no less than seventeen post offices bearing the fair name of Rochester.
The SIDEWALKS of Rochester are permanent institutions, being build of mother earth one part, water two parts, poorly mixed.
The KEWANNA MINSTREL TROUPE is going to Fulton on Saturday next, to hold their first entertainment. Boys beware and do not get tight. Kewanna Times.
Mr. J. M. DAVIS, at Sturgeon, is authorized to receive and receipt for money
on subscription to the Rochester Sentinel. Those having wood to spare can
deliver it to him on the railroad and receive the paper in payment...
Mr. J. L. CLICK, a well known citizen of this county, who has for about three months been suffering severely with bronchitis, started on the 16th for Montgomery county, this state. Although his friends consider his recovery very doubtful, he has gone there to receive medical treatment; and we hope that the change of air and treatment may prove beneficial to him, and that he may return to his friends in this county, well and hearty. H had been staying with his father-in-law, Mr. FRED PACKER, previous to his departure.
MARRIED. February 20, 1871, by Rev. W. PATTINSON, at the residence of the bride's father in Rochester, Mr. JOHN M. GORDON and Miss MARY E. DAVIS...
On Monday last we accepted an invitation to accompany Rev. Mr. STRINGER and Mr. WALKER on a visit... the high school, taught by Prof. A. D. WOOD, who is one of the most competent, thorough and practical teachers we ever met ...
The ROCHESTER AMATEUR CLUB appeared on the stage in this place on the 4th inst., and with few exceptions as far as we have learned, gave general satisfaction. We were informed by different persons that two or three of the troupe in company with several other persons from Rochester, stayed in town all night! And under the influence of bad whiskey or something worse, a part of them conducted themselves in a very imprudent and indecent manner. - - Kewanna Times.
HOUSE PAINTING, PAPER HANGING, CALSOMINING, GRAINING &c &c. All orders left at Ashton's Bazar will receive immediate attention. Work neatly and promptly done, on the shortest notice. Charges always reasonable, and satisfaction given. S. O. BEEBER.
HOUSE MOVING. Persons wanting buildings moved, raised, repaired, or carpenter
work done, will do well to call on JOSEPH S. CARR, who is fully prepared to do
all kinds of work in his line. Office at his residence, second door east of C.
C. & L. depot.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, March 4, 1871
WINAMAC. GEORGE KALHER, one of the old settlers of Van Buren township, a good citizen, died on Saturday of last week, of pneumonia.
DAN AGNEW has returned from a visit to Alabama, and reports the Ku-Klux in a complacent form of mind.
MILO SMITH is again in the recorders office, his services being required no longer at Indianapolis.
The circuit court has been in session the present week, Judge STANFIELD did not arrive until Thursday, being detained by a murder trial at Plymouth. K. G. SHRYOCK dispensed justice until the arrival of the judge.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON store is being enlarged...
ISAIAH WALKER is taking subscribers for a map of Fulton county which he is compiling. The map will be a great convenience to business men and all others desiring a knowledge of the county.
Mr. LAFE BRYAN has accepted the position of principal of the Rochester public school, vice Prof. WOOD, resigned. Those who have complained that the trustees are disposed to overlook home talent, ought to be satisfied with this selection, as Mr. Bryan is a Fulton county boy. - - Union Spy.
From the Winamac Dernocrat we learn that the people of Kewanna are favored with a first-class school. The school examiner also speaks very flatteringly of Prof. McAFEE'S success as a teacher...
Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, of Blue Grass, is entitled to our thanks for a number of new subscribers sent us this week...
Mr. BRUMBACK, of Kewanna, has promised to pass around a few copies of The sentinel ....
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the clerk of this county during the month of
Jos. H. DAY and Anna A. WEAVER, Henry ZELLERS and Margaret E. BARRETT, Harmon REESTER and Elizabeth SWEETSTAHL, Jacob B. SHOWLEY and Laura GROSS, Lewis COVERLY and Eliza A. SMITH, David BRIGHT and Fredrika GAST, Jas. S. WILDER and Hester A. MACKEY, James M. GORDON and Mary E. DAVIS, James E. BLACK and Adaline BRIGHT, Geo. W. HOOD and Elmine E. KING, Elijah CAMMELL and Melissa COBBERLY.
Ten thousand Hoop Poles for flour barrels, wanted immediately at the cooper shop of A. L. GOODRICH, near the Depot. Highest market price in cash will be paid...
The undersigned and his companion take pleasure in acknowledging a very welcome visit from a large number of the members of his congregation, on the 22d ult ... J. BISHOP, Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
CHURCH DIRECTORY. Ebenezer Baptist, J. BISHOP, pastor, C. CORNELIUS, Church
Lutheran, Corner of Jefferson and Water streets, A. V. HOUSE, pastor...
A son of J. C. LEARY of Logansport accidentally cut off three of his fingers...
JACOB SUSELAND died at Bremen last Saturday from lung fiemorage, caused by hearty and continuous laughter...
MARY MARTIN, of Plymouth, Marshall county, had GEORGE BLOOMFIELD arrested on a charge of bastardy before J. J. CARPENTER, this week Tuesday. The cruel George had betrayed the maiden into certain improprieties, which in the due course of such things were about to be revealed in a language that none could misunderstand. At this time, George, being solicited to save the honor of the trusting fair one, and having some repugnance to such a course, packed up his trunk and started west, but by some means he was overhauled by the injured Mary and placed under arrest, thereupon he made a virtue of necessity, and made a virtuous woman of Mary Martin by marrying her, and thus becoming the father of his own child. The happy couple have gone home billing and cooing in the most lover-like fashion. - Valparaiso Vidette.
(Sheriff's Sale) MICHAEL DOWNEY vs LEONARD D. ALLEMAN and GEORGE McGUIRE ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
SALE OF FORFEITED SCHOOL LANDS AND LANDS MORTGAGED FOR LOANS OF SCHOOL FUNDS:
AULT, Adam. ALLEN, Calvin. AENETT, Esau. BEEHLER, John. BOWMAN, Hugh. BEEBER, Mames M. ENTSMINGER, A. FISHLEY, John A. HAY, John. HOLMES, A. J. JONES, D. W. KING, E. J. LEBO, George. McKEE,
Anthony. MARTINDALE, Jesse A. MERRICK, A. H. FETCHER, Adam. STURGEON, Enoch. STAMM, Benneville. TRAVLER, David. - - - DAN Agnew, Auditor.
(Administrator's Sale) ISABELLE BROCAW, Admx of the estate of WELCOME NIXON will sell real estate ... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Sheriff's Sale) LEVI HALSER vs JACOB ZERBEE and ROSANNA ZERBEE, his wife... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Non-Resident Notice) WILLIAM STURGEON vs FRANCES A. PECK and ELIAS PECK, by
E. STURGEON, atty. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, March 11, 1871
DIED. We learned, at a late hour last night, that old Mrs. KEELIN, well known to many of our citizens, was in a starving condition, and could not live until this morning. ... she left home eight days ago, to go to Donelson, five miles west on the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne and Chicago railway, and her continued absence did not create any anxiety. Night before last, the dog which always accompanied her wherever she went, came home in such an emaciated condition that the apprehensions of her friends were at once aroused, and a messenger was immediately dispatched to Donelson to look after her. Arriving, it was learned that she had not been there. Search was then made ... and during the day she was found in the woods north-west of town -- near the deep sand cut in the Laporte railway -- in a helpless, unconscious condition.... She was brought home, and Dr. REYNOLDS called, but she was too far gone for recovery, and died last night .... Plymouth Democrat.
HORACE CORBIN, of Marshall county, has been admitted to practice in the
United States courts.
JULIA BRAINARD recently obtained a divorce from DANIEL D. BRAINARD, at Indianapolis, because Daniel failed to attend to her wants. Both parties were at one time residents of this town.
Mrs. J. F. COLLINS has the thanks of our better half, as well as ourself, for a can of very nice raspberries. They are equaled only by those for sale at Doc's restaurant, first door north of D. S. Gould.
Rev. Mr. JOYCE, at the close of his sermon last Sunday evening, stated that he had during his travels been praising the people of Rochester for their liberality; but he was somewhat astonished when, on passing the contribution box among the audience he received only $7.
W. H. GREEN will organize a class in English Grammar, Monday evening, March 13th... at the school house in this place...
DIED. E. L. CLICK died at his fatlier's residence in Montgomery county on the 23d of last month. lie leaves a wife and child to mourn his death.
FIRE. Early on Tuesday night, while JOHN EDGINGTON and wife, of Aubbeenaubbee township, this county, were detained from home at Winamac, as witnesses in the case of the State vs JOHN B. ADELL, their out buildings and hay stacks were fired by some unknown person. The total loss of the out buildings and residence was prevented by the vigilance of kind neighbors, and the heroic efforts of a Miss SHAFFER, who had been left in charge of the house and children.
COMMISSIONERS COURT, composed of James MARTIN, B. A. EIDSON and C. S.
Fred KRATHWOHL was granted liquor license.
(names mentioned): John E. CATES, John HAINBAUGH, Henry ARNETT, Conrad HAINBAUGH, Philip MIKESELL, Silas MILLER, W. S. LYNCH, Oscar GROVES, J. F. BARNHART, J. P. HAWKINS, of Marshall county, Wm. CROSSGROVE, Wm. BENNETT, Jacob OVERMYER, JOHN Myers, WM. McMAHAN, John PENCE, Wm. MASTELLAR, H. H. LOVELL, Eli ROGERS, Sampson COLE, David RALSTON, R. H.
CHANDLER, Silas MILLER, John ELAM, Samuel MECHLING, Jackson WAGONER, J. LEITER, HENRY GINTHER, John NAFE, V. C. CONN, Fred PETERSON, Geo. CARTER, Wm. REAM...
(Allowances): John SHOUP, J. M. DAVIDSON, Kyran WALSH, John SHAFFER, J. W. FORNYE, J. BALL & CO., FOSDYKE & STRICKLAND, BRENDEN & BURFORD, A. T. METCALF, CROSSGROVE, BENNETT, OVERMYER, W. McMAHAN, John PENCE, Eli SMITH, Fred PETERSON, W. C. MOORE, James R. REYNOLDS, Samuel FULTZ, N. J. CLYMER, A. L. BAILEY, Chris. HOOVER, Geo. WILSON, Geo. SPRAGUE, C. S. HICKMAN, John RITZIUS, S. J. RITKINS, John W. BLACK, James TOLERTON, A. H. ROBBINS, J. W. BRAYMAN, A. CUBBERLY, S. S. NEWELL, Norman ADAMS, Mrs. FORNER, Irving PERSHING...
(Allowances to Trustees): David McCAUGHEY, Wayne. John A. BARNETT, Union.
Thos. MEREDITH, Aubb. Fred PETERSON, Liberty. Calvin VanTRUMP, Rochester. Eli ROGERS, Richland. Isaac PONTIOUS, Henry. JOHN W. Black, Newcastle.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN S. BENDER et al vs WILLIAM REED et al L. M MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM B. JOSLYN vs LEWIS POWERS and ANDREW CUBBERLY... L.
M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, March 18, 1871
PERU. JACOB REID, an old and highly respected citizen, a wagonmaker by trade, and a member of the Masonic fraternity, died on Tuesday of last week... MICHAEL WALTZ, while getting down from a load of fodder, fell between the horses frightening them so that they at once started up and drew the wagon over him, breaking several of his ribs, and otherwise hurting him... The barn of GEORGE KEIM was destroyed by fire; loss about $3000. ... probably started by some evil disposed person ... A son of GEORGE WEAVER, aged 12 years, was killed by a young colt. When found the boy was in the stable with the halter strap around his wrists.
WARSAW. JOHN SHOUP, was killed by the falling of a tree which he was chopping down, four miles west of Silver Lake, on Saturday last. ... there are those who think that it was a premeditated affair. His wife wanted some wood, and taking his axe he went out and after remaining absent for a long time, the wife sent the little girl to look for him, who found his lifeless remains, near the fallen tree. His head was almost entirely crushed.
ARGOS. The Globe has the following items: Indictments before the grand jury
of this county caused the arrest of two of our citizens this week: CHAS. WARD,
on charge of stealing a log chain; GEORGE EMMONS, on a charge of selling liquor
beyond the limits of the law...
One VAN. HASEI,, who lives near Walnut, this county, made an ass of himself last Sunday on our streets. He had been to Plymouth and imbibed too freely of "benzine" and on his way home passing through this place, called at the drug store of LESLIE & MILLER to replenish... The barn of JAMES PICKERL was consumed by fire on Saturday evening the 4th inst. ... Some suppose that it was the work of some boys playing about the barn with matches ... GEORGE TAYLOR, 98 years old last January, walked from his home - two miles - to this place last Wednesday, carrying with him a basket of chickens. This is an old soldier of 1812, stout and hearty, and has voted for every president of the United States...
PLYMOUTH. ... O. M. BARNARD, for many years a resident, and for four years
sheriff of this county, is now here on a visit to members of his family, and old
friends. He resides at East Portland, Oregon...
We learn that at the meeting of the directors of the Northern Indiana prison at Michigan City, last Saturday, that Judge LOUGHRIDGE, of the Peru Sentinel, was elected chairman... Among those appointed to the position of guard, is ADAM VINNEDGE, of Plymouth.
ED. HORTON has purchased the stock of groceries and provisions formerly owned by Mr. BEARSS...
On Tuesday evening of last week, while we were absent, some twenty of our friends took possession of the parsonage, bringing with them baskets ... T. C. STRINGER, E. A. STRINGER. Rochester, March 9, 1871.
COMMISSIONERS COURT... (names mentioned): C. F. BARTER, Daniel M. LUDLOW,
Hannah E. LUDLOW...
... grand jurors for the August term, 1871: David McCAUGHEY, Wm.. MOON, A. L. BOWMAN, Alfred MARTIN, Samuel MILLER, Young RALSTIN, Levi BURCH, S. H. FARRY, A. J. DAVIDSON, Wm. KINDIG, Wm. NEWCOMB, R. T. BEATTIE.
... grand jurors for the February term, 1872: John HOWELL, Thomas WILSON, Chris. CAMPBELL, David CORBIN, Reuben VanTRUMP, John P. BARNHART, Wm. BRIGHT, Moses NELLANS, James DAWSON, O. C. POLLEY, Robt. AIKEN, V. P. CALVIN.
... allowances ... R. J. BRIGHT, W. H. GREEN, Jesse SHIELDS, A. H. ROBBINS, Dan AGNEW, E. B. CHINN, Isaac HIATT, Eli ROGERS, Isaac BOZARTH, John MILLER, Jonathan DAWSON, C. VanTRUMP, MERCER & SHEPHERD, Rachael BARRETT, Wellington ADAMS, J. A. FENSTEMAKER, W. H. CURTIS, E. S. BARNES, Sam KEELY, L. M. MONTGOMERY, FEDER & SILBERBERG, CORNELIUS & DUMBAULD, James OWENS, S. KEITH, James MARTIN, B. EIDSON, C. S. GRAHAM.
... General Dealers in Agricultural Implements. We have for sale several different kinds of reapers, mowers, threshers. The Buckeye Drill, Sulky Rakes, Studebaker Wagon, Plows, Points. And all repairs for any machines sold by us ... We sell the best pump in the market. DENISTON & VAN TRUMP, Opposite Court House, Rochester, Indiana.
Great Reduction of Prices... WILE & ALLMAN, two doors south of the National Deposit Bank, opposite the Court House.
ROCHESTER FOUNDRY & MACHINE SHOP... prepared to repair all kinds of agricultural & mill machinery. Improved CAST IRON PLOW, manufactured at his shop ... Shop near C. C. & L. Railroad track near the depot. Rochester, Ind. F. GILMAN.
ED. HORTON, recently purchased the establishment formerly owned by A. D.
BEARSS... One door North of the Post Office, Bearss's old stand, Rochester, Ind.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, March 25, 1871
A young horse, which was being driven by a lad named ANTHONY SHORES, ran away last Tuesday with the vehicle to which he was attached. The driver was thrown out near Kammerer's Blacksmith shop, and pretty badly bruised, though no bones were broken. The wagon was completely wrecked. - SPY.
On Thursday last, Rev. J. W. CRANE of Kewanna, the Spy's correspondent, gave
us a call. During the few moments he was with us we learned that he had worked
at the printing business for six years before he became a servant of the Lord,
that he has been a newspaper correspondent for lo! these meny years. He gets up
an excellent letter, and we regret that The Sentinel has not an equally good
correspondent from his locality.
PLYMOUTH. ... Several days ago a rumor was current that WILLIE LEONARD, a son of JOSEPH LEONARD, of this place, was drowned in the Mississippi river. We had no particulars concerning the sad event until yesterday, when JOHN LEONARD, a brother of the deceased called upon us and made a statement of the circumstances. Willie was stopping at Lake Providence, Louisiana, at which point the river is about two miles wide. On the 19th of February, a man named BENTZ had crossed the river twice in an oar boat, and wanted Leonard to accompany him on the third trip, which he did. When about half-way across, a sudden gale capsized the boat, when Leonard went down without an apparent struggle; the other man held to the boat a few moments and then disappeared. It was impossible for those on shore to render any assistance, until it was too late. John Leonard, who was then at New Orleans, came up the river a few days afterward, expecting his brother to accompany him north and received the first news of his brother's death when he went to his boarding house to meet him. The deceased was a very exemplary young man, and a member of the Presbyterian church of this place.
(Executor's Notice) JOHN W. BUTLER appointed Executor of the will of MINOR
ALLEY, late of Fulton county, Indiana.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, April 1, 1871
DIED. (The following account of the death of HENRY S. BENSON, who was the
first agent of the railroad at this place, is taken from the Plymouth Democrat,
of this week.
A thrill of horror ran through our community last Saturday, when the contents of a telegram, received by Mr. A. HAWLEY, became known. The words of the dispatch were few, but conveyed the startling intelligence that Henry S. Benson, well known to all our citizens, was run over by a train on the Union Pacific railroad, at Ogden, Utah territory, last Friday morning, and instantly killed, and that his remains would be forwarded to his family at Plymouth, by first train. No pen can attempt to depict the anguish of the young wife, whose sympathies were strong, health poor, and an infant to care for, which the father had never seen. Let a veil be drawn over that family circle during the long weary hours spent in watching and waiting for the arrival of the remains.
Mr. Benson was formerly from Boston; had lived in this town about four years; about two years ago was married to JENNIE, daughter of A. HAWLEY.
His wife was staying at her father's house until her health improved sufficiently to make the trip to Ogden where Henry held a situation on the railroad. He was a young man of good intellect, and superior business qualifications.
The remains arrived yesterday morning via Laporte, and contrary to the fears of many, they were in a remarkable fine state of preservation, being encased in a splendid metallic coffin. Funeral services were held at 2 oclock in the afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. L. C. BUKLES, at the Methodist Church. The burial service was under the supervision of the Masonic fraternity, of which the deceased was a member. The Plymouth cornet band were also in attendance.
JUD. AULT is at Ashton's Bazar.
There will be a public sale at the late residence of ELI SMITH, near Green Oak, next Saturday...
DIED. A man named HULTZ died in this place last Sunday morning, and a Mr. JOHNSON died on Monday morning.
Miss SARAH WIRT recently started for Pennsylvania, whither she goes to claim a legacy bequeathed her by a relative.
MARRIED. Mr. JOHN STALLARD and Miss HATTIE KEYS were joined in the holy bands of wedlock, last Sunday...
Mr. JAMES MARTIN has our thanks for a number of new subscribers.
M. P. MEREDITH, who lives in this county, near Maxinkuckee, brought us two new subscribers, with the money...
JOHN V. CUSHMAN and CONSIDER CUSIDIAN, of Tyner City, Ind., were recently the recipients of a fine pair of pigs from Mr. MERRICK, of Rochester. The pigs were well worth $25, although very young.
W. M. NICHOLS, who was almost a brother to us, has let the "editorial mantle fall upon the shoulders of another," and severed his connection with the Marshall County Republican. Mr. Nichols, for some time past, has been unpleasantly situated, being compelled to carry on the business of his office with an opium-eater and rum-drinker for a partner who is as ignorant as he is filthy; had the Republicans of Marshall county been possessed of ordinary sagacity, PHILLIPS would have been treated as he deserved and Mr. Nichols would not have retired to avoid associating with one who is far from a gentleman.
Last Friday evening, about half past ten oclock, an alarm of fire was raised by the burning of MAC ASHTON'S chimney; no harm resulted.
JOSEPH GREEN, remembered the poor and needy last week when he laid forty-one large eggs on our table ...
T. M. CULVER, Minister in the Christian church will begin a protracted meeting at the court house in this place, next Saturday evening...
Mrs. G. I. MILLER has just returned from Chicago with a complete assortment of Spring Styles of Millinery goods ... Place of business at her old stand, three doors north of the Central House.
Mrs. PLANK & CO., have removed their Millinery store to the south room of the CONTINENTAL BUILDING, where they have a fresh supply of spring styles...
On Tuesday evening of last week we had the pleasure of celebrating the
twentieth anniversary of our marriage, and inviting many of our numerous friends
to participate ... M. M. & E. C. REX.
Rochester Lodge, A.F.A.M. (meeting) A. C. SHEPHERD, Secy.
(Sheriff's Sale) ... LEVI HALSER vs JACOB ZERBEE and ROSANNA ZERBEE, his wife
... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, April 8, 1871
THE ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL, Spring Term, will commence April 17th and close June 30th... Miss LTZZIE GREEN, Primary; S. R. MOON, Intermediate; LAFE BRYAN, Prin. R.G.S., Rochester, Ind.
(Administrator's Notice) PETER MEREDITH has been appointed Administrator of the estate of DORCAS DILLE, last of Fulton county, deceased.
Miss J. E. HILTON will re-open school in the Public School building April 17tli, 1871.
(Administrator's Sale) PETER MEREDITH, Admr. will sell at the late residence of DORCAS DILLE, deceased in Newcastle Tp., Fulton county, Indiana.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: Rochester Lodge, A. F. & A. M. meets in Masonic Hall 1st and 3d Tuesdays of each month ... J. H. BEEBER, W.M.: A. C. SHEPHERD, Sed.
Fulton county has a new POST OFFICE, called SELINA, and The Sentinel has already made its way there.
ADAMS & EMERY, fully appreciating the wants of the inner man, yesterday presented us with a cut of nice fresh beef...
Madam CUTHBERT wishes to announce that she has opened classes for instruction in vocal and instrumental music, and the modern languages. ... please leave their names with Mrs. RYLAND at the post office. Madam Cuthbert would refer to Rev. Mr. LORD, Rev. Mr. STRINGER and Rev. Mr. PATTINSON.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON are the wholesale and retail dry goods merchants of Rochester. Their new room in south Rochester is now completed and is filled with an excellent assortment of dry goods, ladies dress goods, gents furnishing goods, an extra quality of glassware, queensware, notions and a full line of groceries ...
RAILROAD. WM. ASHTON informs us that the prospects for the extension through this county of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad are favorable, although no positive decision has yet been made by the company.
WINAMAC. Last Friday night, STEVE, the young man employed by Mr. GROSS, was knocked down and badly beaten. He caused the arrest of JOHN AGNEW, who gave bond for his appearance... We understand that John denies being the one who assaulted the plaintiff...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, April 15, 1871
(Sealed Proposals) The undersigned will receive bids for the keeping for one year of the following named paupers of Rochester township, Fulton county, Ind....: ROSANNA LAWRENCE, ANDREW LAWRENCE, ISRAEL W. JOHNSTON, JOHN PHILLIPS, MARTHA LOGAN, SOPHIA FITZGERALD and MARY T. YOUNG. - - - - C. VAN TRUMP, Trustee, April lith, 1871.
The heaviest mail ever received at Sturgeon was that which arrived there last Saturday. It was composed of 8 copies of The Sentinel, two of The Spy, four letters, a quantity of transient papers, and a female weighing eight pounds, for the Post Master....
ACCIDENT. Last Saturday a son of Mr. ERNSPERGER met with a painful and nearly fatal accident: The little follow had been playing with his wheelbarrow, wheeling boards with which to build some kind of a play house, and having built the walls of his house, was putting on the roof, when the building gave way, throwing him on a sharpened stake in the wheelbarrow, making a terrible gash on the under side of the fleshy part of the thigh. The wound was immediately dressed by Dr. TOLERTON, and the little sufferer is now doing as well as could be expected.
PERU. We are informed that JONATHAN SHEPLER, an old farmer of Pipe Creek was
found dead, under the boughs of an apple tree, in his orchard, on Monday
Mrs. REBECCA, wife of J. McELWEE, of Union township died in this city, Tuesday of last week, aged about fifty-two years.
PLYMOUTH. Last Thursday a boy named NORTON, while crossing the railroad
bridge over Yellow River, at this place, in an attempt to get out of the way of
a hand-car which was approaching, missed his footing and fell through into the
water beneath, a distance of about twenty-five feet. He was rescued, not having
received serious injury...
SAMUEL STRAWHECKER, who lives in the south west part of town, last Saturday finished driving a well to the depth of thirty-seven feet eight inches, when the water commenced running at the top, and has continued to flow steadily ever since...
M. B. MATTINGLY and wife are visiting in this place. Mr. Mattingly has for some time been connected with a Republican paper at Demopolis, Alabama, but has severed his connection with it ...
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION... On motion of the assessor of Henry township the
engine & machinery in grist mill at Akron was assessed at $2000 and JOSEPH
BOWEN was charged with $5000 notes & account. All other assessments were
confirmed as reported. Allowances were made the assessors as follows:
THO'S WHALEY, Jr., Wayne. JOSEPH HEGAN, Union. JOHN WAIF, Aubbee. ISOM NEW, Liberty. A. L. GOODRICH, Rochester. M. W. WALLACE, Richland. F. N. RICHARDSON, Henry. E. T. REED, Newcastle.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN S. BENDER et al vs WILLIAM REED et al. ... L. M.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH FINNEMORE vs SAMUEL T. RICHARDSON and JOHN RICHARDSON... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) LOUISA HOLEMAN and ALLEN HOLEMAN vs JACOB SMITH and
CATHARINE SMITH... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, April 22, 1871
WM. DAVIDSON is the agent for the sale of the Weed sewing machine.
On Monday last, Rev. T. M. CULVER, who has been preaching in the court house during the past two weeks, performed the ceremony of baptism for Miss PARKER.
J. W. WILDER, the famous City Bakery man, has gone to Elkhart...
Many of our readers have doubtless not had a fit for many years, but now that Mr. TRUSLOW is at work in the tailoring establishment of ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, all can be accommodated with full suits, a perfect fit ...
Rev. Mr. MANFORD will preach in Rochester, Thursday evening, May 4.
Rev. Mr. LEMON, of the Christian church, preached in this place last Wednesday evening.
SHOOTING. A most disgraceful row took place in Rochester, last Sunday night, the particulars of which seem to be as follows: On Thursday of last week, a man named BREWER moved from Walnut to this place with his daughter and another relative for the purpose of carrying on a house of ill fame; on the following Sunday night some persons attempted to enter the house, but were kept out by the proprietor, who told them they were drunk and had no business in his house; not satisfied with this sort of treatment these persons began throwing stones at the house, when the old man shot at them. Thereupon the ladies (?) in the house began to scream, and the noise of the shooting, stoning and screaming, at the hour of eleven oclock, awakened a number of persons, among them a Mr. WM. HEFFLEY, who all rushed over to the locality of the disturbance, supposing that a murder or robbery had been committed. For some reason, without any apparent provocation, some persons attacked and severely beat Mr. Heffley on the head with a stone -- whoever it was doubtless supposing him to be one who had been doing the shooting. The wounded man was taken to the office of Dr. BROWN, who dressed the wound; on Monday last ANDY EDWARDS and GEO. W. FREEMAN were arrested by the town of Rochester upon the affidavit of WM. HEFFLEY, charging a violation of the peace and charging Freeman with assault and battery. The two men, Edwards and Freeman, were given separate trials before Esquire REESE on change of venue from Esquire HERMAN with BROWN and HERMAN for the prosecution, and STURGEON, SLICK and CALKINS for the defense, trials by jury. In each case the jury rendered a verdict of ten dollars fine and costs, against each of the defendants. In the trial of GEO. W. FREEMAN, which took place last Wednesday, witnesses for the defense testified that Freeman did not assault or strike Heffley, that Freeman was in no way connected with the affair at the house, that he was there only as a spectator, and that the witnesses knew who did hit Heffley; still as there was no "reasonable doubt" raised in the mind of the jury they found a verdict as above stated.
PERU. Mrs. J. H. LOVELAND widow of E. P. LOVELAND who was killed at the burning of the Howe sewing machine factory, died on Wednesday afternoon of last week.
DIED. WM. NEFF died in this place last Thursday, aged 46 years. Mr. Neff came to this place some four years ago, since which time he has worked industriously at his trade. He leaves a wife and four children.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued last month: Benjamine SELLS and Sacilla ABBOTT, John LIZA and Mary J. WALES, R. B. EVANS and Mary MILLS, J. N. BRYANT and Hannah E. BYBEE, Peter SMITH and Mary E. HOOK, Jacob MILLER and Barbara SHARP, John G. HILL and Mary J. BROMBARGER, Benj. F. GREEN and Rebecca MARTIN, Wellington ADAMS and Jane COLLINS, John R. STALLARD and Hattie B. KEYS, Fred K. PACKER and Sarah CANFIELD.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS, NEW FIRM, at the sign of the Red Flag. The new store just opened below Fromms sells good calico, coffee, sugar, table cloths, muslin, clothing, hats, caps, queenswate, &c &c. G. HOLZMAN & CO., April 22.
We, the undersigned, have formed a co-partnership to open a general merchandise store, for the purpose of dealing in Dry Goods of all descriptions, Ready Made Clothing, Cloths ... Store one door north of V. ZIMMERMANIS Shoo Shop. Yours truly, G. HOLZMAN, J. FEDER -- HOLZMAN & CO.
(Non-Resident Notice) WILLIAM MITCHELL vs DAVID C. MITCHELL... SAMUEL KEELY,
Clerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, April 29, 1871
(Non-Resident Notice) JOHN H. BEEBER vs JOSEPH HEPLINGER, SARAH REPLINGER, GEORGE W. TIPTON and REBECCA TIPTON. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) ABRAM BRUCE vs WILLIAM CROSSGROVE, Admr., WILAMINA SHOFER, CAROLINE SHOFER and AMELIA SHOFER... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors in Rochester... lower floor of the two-story frame building on the cast side of Main street... CALVIN A. HAWLEY.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... in the front room of the one-story building situated on the east side of Main street ... THOMAS A. BEALL.
JOHN S. BENDER has assumed editorial control of the Plymouth Republican.
Dentist SHOWECKER has recovered from his severe illness, and is again in his office.
County Commissioners have been petitioned to order railroad elections in three townships of this county, in aid of the FORT WAYNE & PACIFIC RAILROAD.
AL. G. PUGH has gone to Plymouth. It's bad for the pretty girls there that Al. is married. We wish him the best of success.
B. W. LYON and lady have gone to Iowa to spend a month or six weeks ...
TRACY & EMERICK have opened a meat market in the room formerly occupied by a cigar store, where they have everything as neat as a pin. They intend to supply the public with first-class meats, at reasonable prices.
The KEWANNA TIMES comes to us enlarged to a six column paper, with Rev. J. W. CRANE as associate editor. The paper presents a far better appearance than many with larger patronage and we trust it will be heartily supported by the people.
IMPROVEMENTS. A number of palatial residences are to be built in this place during the coming summer. We notice that Mr. A. T. BITTERS has already laid the foundation to his brick, and we are of the opinion that he will soon have a pleasant home. Mr. HOOVER is making arrangements to erect a large, handsome and expensive brick residence. MERCER & SHEPHERD are building a mammoth brick store room, on the corner lately occupied by their frame building. Mr. BARNES is adding a brick kitchen to his residence, and others are making like improvements.
Our garden is finally made; not, however, by that untruthful raker and hoer who so long deceived us, but by Mr. GATES, aged seventy-one years; a man who neither chews nor smokes, nor swears, nor drinks tea, coffee, cider or anything that will intoxicate; whose health and strength are excellent, and will do more work, and feel happier for it, than any young simpleton who spends his time and money in a cigar store and whisky saloon, or with lewd women. Our thanks are tendered Mr. Gates for the very artistic and thoroughly workmanlike manner in which our garden was made.
Rev. O. P. DOWNS, of Warsaw, gave two temperance lectures in this place, one on Saturday evening last and the other on Sunday evening ...
DEMOCRATIC CORPORATION CONVENTION. Rochester, Ind.,
April 26th, 1871 ... (names mentioned): Dr. ROBBINS, E. R. HERMAN, L. M. MONTGOMERY, DAN AGNEW, F. RICHTER, H. B. JAMISON, J. F. ANGERMAN, A. L. ROBBINS, JOS. WEIDNER, L. M. DOWNEY, J. S. CHAPIN, E. S. BARNES, SAMUEL MECHLING, R. C. WALLACE, C. W. CAFFYN, T. McELHANEY, DUMBAULD, HARTER, SHIELDS, RIDENOUR, RANNELS, MACKEY, E. STURGEON, J. S. SI,ICK, MILO R. SMITfi...
LOGANSPORT. From The Journal. On Friday night, of last week, as Mr. SCHLATER
sat in his store room he was murdered by some unknown person or persons ...
On Wednesday afternoon the body of a man was found in the canal near the four mile lock. The body was identified as that of PETER KELLEY, an Irishman well known in this city. Kelley was an habitual drunkard, and as he was seen in that neighborhood a few days before, in a state of beastly intoxication, it is supposed that he fell in the canal and was drowned. There were no marks of violence on his person. His death is another sermon on temperance. Some years ago he was an industrious citizen, but his appetite for liquor grew on him to such an extent that he has been for months a graceless vagabond, but was never without a friend to give him a drink of liquor. He was buried on Thursday.
PERU. On Sunday 16th, a little four year old daughter of W. H. FORNASH was killed by a sawlog rolling over her body from feet to head, crushing the life out instantly without breaking the skin. Four other children of Mr. Fornash, together with neighboring children, were sitting on the log, which lay on the bank of a dry branch, when it rolled down hill, catching this little one. All the others escaped without injury, except one girl 11 years of age, whose leg was considerably hurt. The father and mother were away from home attending a funeral, when the sad accident occurred only three hundred yards from their house.
PLYMOUTH. FREDDIE BRYSOCKER, the boy who was so seriously injured a few weeks
ago by being thrown from a wagon, has since died.
CHAS. PALMER has recovered from his recent sickness sufficiently to be around again. He looks as though being sick did not agree with him.
A son of WM RIMPLER, who lives south of the depot, was thrown from a horse on a pile of rails, last Sunday, with such force as to fracture his skull. Ile was not though to be dangerous at last accounts.
PLYMOUTH. ... On Wednesday evening of last week, a sprightly woman, with a child in her arms, came in on the o oclock [?] train from the west, stopped at the Parker House, and in the morning after breakfast... She took the child, with a small bundle of clothing, and proceeded to call on (J. R.) CMIERON... She rushed into the room, threw the child and the bundle of clothing down on the counter remarking: "There's your child; I have kept it as long as I can, and now you can keep it awhile,"... The wife says that Cameron left her in Logansport, over a year ago, promising to send for her and the child as soon as he got settled in business, but that he failed to even write to her, or send her any money, and that she applied for... divorce. We believe Cameron's statement of the case is that lie is already divorced from her... - Plymouth Democrat.
POTTAWATAMIE MILLS. The undersigned having rented the well-known Pottaiwattamie Mills ... capacity of 1,000 bushels per day, and having been recently thoroughly refitted by the proprietors ... JAMES S. CHAPIN & CO.
(Non-Resident Notice) WILLIAM MITCHELL vs DAVID O. MITCfIELL... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
JEROME BROOKS and JAMES CARR, who were arrested for the murder of Mr. SLATER,
at Logansport... have confessed... one of them hit him on the head with a large
iron belt. They then took his money and left. Both confess the robbery, but each
blames the other with striking the blow that killed him. The trial will commence
on the 8th inst.
The following are the lowest bids received by the trustee of Rochester township for keeping the paupers of the township for the ensuing year: JAMES WALLACE, for boarding MARTHA LOGAN, $1 per week; JOHN W. BROCK for boarding MARY A. YOUNG, $2.45 per week; LOUIS B. CONGER, for boarding ROSANNA LAWRENCE, $2.55 per week; PHILIP BAKER for boarding JOHN PHILLIPS, $75 per year; SAMUEL NEWELL for boarding J. W. JOHNSON, $4.00 per week. For keeping ANDREW LAWRENCE, at present insane, no bid was received. SOPHIA FITZGERALD was notified that she must hereafter provide for herself. The contract for medical treatment of the paupers of this township was let to Drs. ROBBINS and SPOHN at $175.50 censt(?) per year, subject to the approval of the county commissioners.
RUNAWAY. A runaway last Monday morning resulted quite seriously. Mrs. BYBEE, with her little son, came to town for the purpose of having some repairs made on her buggy which had sustained some damages from a runaway some time ago. While driving past a livery stable, a buggy was run out into the street; this frightened Mrs. Bybee's horse, and it ran against another buggy, throwing Mrs. Bybee and her boy out into the road. The boy fell directly under a team attached to a two-horse wagon, and this team becoming frightened, dragged the heavy wagon over him, injuring him quite severely about the head, shoulders and chest. Mrs. Bybee received several cuts and bruises, one on the forehead and another on the neck. The mother and her little son were at once taken to Mr. BALL'S residence, where they were kindly cared for, and it is thought that a week's time will bring about their recovery.
DOC. COLLINS has a new soda fountain at his restaurant.
A. V. HOUSE lost a pair of very fine pigs last Thursday.
JAMES D. PETTIE, of this place, has secured a PATENT on a SCAFFOLD BENCH.
COPELAND has a lame dog's foot - a dog's lame foot - anyhow his dog's foot is lame.
HERMAN & BROWN have wisely taken rooms in the MASONIC BUILDING; we welcome them to our neighborhood.
JOHN H. BASSETT has been pressed into the service as local editor of the Sentinel, at Peru. While we sympathize with John, we congratulate his readers.
Miss COLWELL, of the firm of Mrs. Plank & Co., has just made the second trip to the city, and brought on a new stock of the latest styles of summer millinery goods.
TRACY & EMERICK are the butchers of Rochester... East side of Main street, 1st door south of Dr. HILL'S office.
RUNAWAY. TOMMY EIDSON says he wasn't at all scared when his team ran away yesterday; he was only afraid he might get hurt. He was driving along, talking to a gentleman by his side, when the team, affrighted at a load of barrels, spilled them out. It takes several dollars to get a new tongue, for the buggy, and otherwise repair it.
CORPORATION ELECTION, last Monday, resulted in the election of every man on the Democratic ticket ... For trustee, first ward: FRANCIS M. RICHTER, 173; DAVID L. BECK, 151. For trustee, second ward: HENRY B. JAMISON, 201; ISAAC T. VANDUZER, 120. For trustee, third ward, JAMES S. CHAPIN, 179; WILLIAM H. CHINN, 148. For Marshal, SHANNON MACKEY, 177; WILSON CHERRY, 150. For Clerk, ROBERT C. WALLACE, 183; LEWIS M. SPOTTS, 140. For Treasurer, PETER C. DUMBAULD, 168; FRANCIS M. ASHTON, 154. For Assessor, CHARLES W. CAFFYN, 182, DAVID MARTIN, 141.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued in this county in April: Jacob HENDERSON and Priscilla ABBOTT, S. P. HODGES and Amanda TIPTON, Sylvenus POWNELL and Sarah A. COPLEN, H. L. HOWLEY and Ella MOON.
WINAMAC. The Democrat says: Rev. J. B. ADELL is back again. The Supreme court
decided that the indictment on which he was tried was defective. So our next
circuit court will probably dismiss the case. Mr. Adell is now putting up at the
Hotel de Starr.
Miss ANNIE IRELAN, teacher in one of the primary departments, has 110 pupils.
PERU. DAN WILKINSON had his hand caught in a frizzing machine and one finger
had to be amputated.
Whilst Marshal JAMES TAGGART was arresting a "tough," the latter resisted with a pair of brass knucks, badly boat and cut up the head and face of the official.
LOGANSPORT. On Monday, at his mill, near Walton, a little daughter of M. V. JOHNSON narrowly escaped being killed by a log rolling upon her. A team was hauling logs upon a "boat," and the little girl was riding upon a log which rolled off and caught her underneath. Her injuries, though severe, are not considered fatal.
PLYMOUTH. Mr. J. C. CUSHMAN has rented the room over the bank, where his
office will hereafter be located. He is very busily engaged in the discharge of
his duties as secretary of the P. K. & P. railroad.
Mr. JESSE BURKET, of Tippecanoetown, was severely, if not dangerously, injured by being kicked by a horse on Thursday last. He is under the charge of Dr. PARKS. It is feared that his injuries may prove fatal.
We had a pleasant call, on Tuesday from Mr. W. H. GREEN, school examiner of Fulton county. His services can be secured to teach a class in grammar, in this place, and there is no good reason why such a class cannot be formed.
STRAYED or STOLEN from the undersigned in Rochester on the last of March, a heavy red cow... A reward of five dollars ... Leave word here or at express office. WM. BARRETT.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Kewanna (Pleasant Grove) in Union township... on the north half of lot number thirty-seven... JOHN P. URBIN.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... the first floor in the front room of the two-story frame building situate on Main street... JOHN GAST.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors... in Rochester... in the
one-story frame building situate on Main street... ADAM SCHOLDER.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, May 20, 1871
PLYMOUTH. STABBING AFFRAY. At about noon on Wednesday, our town was the scene
of an affray, which it is feared, will prove fatal to one of the participants.
The parties' names are T. J. HENDERSON and JOSEPH SHAY...
Henderson has of late been acting in the capacity of runner for the Empire House, and on Tuesday evening, had an altercation with a boy named MURPHY, who drives the baggage wagon for the Parker House. Yesterday, as the noon train was due, the altercation was renewed, and Henderson started for MURPHY, who retreated, and Henderson seeing young Shay present, advanced upon him... drew a dirk knife and stabbed him in the stomach.... the chances for his recovery are few... After committing the deed, Henderson went to the Empire House, drew what money was due him, and started north for the woods ... have not succeeded in effecting his capture. ...Plymouth Democrat.
PERU. AARON PUTERBAUGII, a younger brother of MOSES and ELI, who resides on Big Pipe Creek, seven miles west of town, had his leg broken by a saw log, one day last week.
WINAMAC. Mr. JACK CAPPUS, who lived near here, was fatally kicked by a horse last Sunday week. He died from the effects on the following Tuesday.
WABASH. ALLEN TYNER was hauling logs into a mill when his arm became
entangled in the pulley ropes, and was broken and terribly mangled.
On Friday, MICHAEL McGREW and J. SHOCKERY were arrested for an assault upon JOE. GRIES, and the Mayor assessed fines and costs at $8.75 and $9.50 respectively.
The Star Store - D. S. GOULD - Dry Goods, Shoes, Hosiery, Gloves, Notions...
CHRIS. HOOVER, Furniture, Looking Glasses, Mattresses and Spring Bed Bottoms. 2 doors South of Central House. UNDERTAKING.
(Non-Resident Notice) SARAH J. PILKINTON vs WILLIAM M. PILKINTON... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. SIDNEY KEITH plffs atty.
RUNAWAY. ... Last Monday, a team ran away with a lady named GAST, who lives about three miles from Akron, throwing her out and breaking an arm for her, besides inflicting other bruises. The injured lady was taken to the residence of Dr. HARTER, who set the arm, and at this writing the lady is doing as well as could be reasonably expected.
JACOB MILLER, of Richland township, is building a new barn on his farm.
Rev. JACOB STALLARD will preach in the Methodist church next Sunday.
H. B. JAMISON is president of the board of trustees of the corporate town of Rochester.
M. W. PERSHING was here the forepart of the week, vainly trying to get hold of the Spy office.
Mrs. HARPSTER has the thanks of ourself and "better half" for many favors.
The wife of JOHN RITZEUS, of Richland township has successfully resisted the treatment of several doctors and one rubbing doctress, and is now in a fair way to get well.
JACOB HISEY has just completed a barn which is, we are told, the nicest one in Richland township.
(Sheriff's Sale) MARY EMERY vs JAMES T. LONG et al... L. M. MONTGOMERY,
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, May 27, 1871
LOGANSPORT. Mr. MULLHOLLAND, while attempting to raise a building upon jackscrews, was crushed to death.
PERU. JOHN CLIFTON, whom the Sentinel speaks of as being a brick it cannot spare this summer, is announced as convalescent.
CAUTION. SAMUEL R. LINE, having left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, notice is hereby given that I will pay no debts of his contracting. HENRY MOON. [sic]
AMOS GROVE, of New Harrisburg, Wabash county, was in town visiting his sister last Wednesday.
WM. BITTERS, of Akron, will reside in Rochester this summer, and work on Mercer & Shepherd's brick.
ELI ROGERS, trustee of Richland township, ought to subscribe for The Sentinel.
A new SCHOOL HOUSE is soon to be built at Surguy's cross roads, one-half mile north of Sturgeon.
D. R. RANNELLS, the butcher will soon reconstruct his entire establishment, by putting a nice glass front to his building.
MAGGIE McBRIDE is the name of the accomplished lady who successfully teaches about 30 scholars of different ages, at the PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL house, a short distance west from this place.
In the early part of the week we accepted the invitation of A. H. MERRICK to
ride out to the beautiful prairie bordering on the banks of the classic Mud
Creek, and see his cattle upon ten thousand hills ...
(Non-Resideiit Notice) ABRAM BRUCE vs WILLIAM CROSSGROVE, Admr., WILAMIRA SHAFER, CAROLINE SHAFER and AMELIA SHAFER... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) JONATHAN HOUCH vs JOSEPH BENHAM... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
JAMISON & CALKINS, plffs atty.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, June 3, 1871
RUNAWAY. DEL. WARD, a livery man of Rochester, met with a serious misfortune last Monday, by reason of his team running away. About six miles south of South Bend, Ward got off to walk a while, leaving a woman and boy on the seat, the boy driving. The road being rough, Ward had got some distance ahead, when a team behind attempted to go round his team, causing them to start off at a rapid rate. Coming up to him, he attempted to stop them and caught hold of the bridle bit of the near horse, but was unable to check their speed, being thrown violently against a fence, by which he received severe injuries. The team got loose from the buggy by tearing it to pieces. The woman and boy were also injured. One of the horses received such a severe cut in the right hind leg that its usefulness is probably at an end. Mr. Ward was able to go home on the train on Monday night, leaving the wreck in charge of Mr. MONTGOMERY, of this place. -Plymouth Democrat.
A NEW FLY TRAP. Hoover & Son's patent Trap for catching Flies surpasses any fly trap or catcher we ever saw. Although it was patented in 1868 and has been successfully used in many places, it is being introduced here for the first time by A. T. SHEETS... Mr. Sheets has the territory of Indiana to dispose of. For further particulars address, A. T. SHEETS, Rochester, Ind.
(Non-Resident Notice) WILLIAM STURGEON vs ELIAS PECK and FRANCES A. PECK... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. ENOCH STURGEON, plffs atty.
PETTIT'S ADJUSTABLE SCAFFOLD BENCH. This is an adjustable Scaffold Bench for use by Plasterers, and can be raised or lowered, lengthened or shortened to suit any room. State and county rights for sale by the patentee. Call at Heffley's Wagon shop, south end of town, or address JAMES D. PETTIT, Rochester, Ind.
Those strawberries presented us by Mrs. AUSTIN were very nice.
Miss SARAH LAWRENCE is the name of the accomplished young lady who teaches the school in the 13th district.
STALLARD & WELCH run a first-class livery business ...
J. R. SHIELDS is said to pay the heaviest tax of any man in Rochester; but
WM. WALLACE is the heaviest taxpayer in the town.
Mr. & Mrs. SIMMONS, of Lake City will arrive here this afternoon. They
will visit their friends in the vicinity of Walnut before returning home.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, June 17, 1871
DISSOLUTION. The co-partnership heretofore existing between ELIAS LOY and CALVIN A. HAWLEY is this day dissolved by mutual consent. June 10, 1871.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by JAMES W. BEATTY of Wayne Tp, 3d day of June, 1871 ... appraised by SAMUEL W. JULIAN and JOHN CASTELLOR... KYRAN WALSH, J.P.
(Administrator's Sale) GEORGE BEEIILER and LOUISA PETERS, Admrs of the estate of HENRY PETERS, deceased, will sell real estate ... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JAMISON & CALKINS, Admrs. atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) CYRUS BORING vs CATHARINE J. BORING... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. JACOB S, SLICK, plffs atty.
(Non-Resident Notice) MARGARET L. THOMAS vs JAMES H. THOMAS... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. KLINE, G. SHRYOCK, plffs atty.
LOST. A plain, solid gold wedding ring with the initials "J. L. to M. K." on the inside. A liberal reward will be paid to the finder, on its return to JOSEPH LAUER, at LAUER & DEICHMAN'S Clothing Store.
Mrs. GROVE, of New Harrisburg, Wabash Co., was in this place last Saturday.
Mr. & Mrs. HARPSTER rode around Lake Manitou last Sunday. They saw some nice farms and splendid wheat fields in their travels.
COMMISSIONERS COURT. W. H. GREEN was appointed school examiner for this
county, for the ensuing three years.
The board were asked to levy the tax to pay the appropriation of $60,000 voted last year to the Fort Wayne & Pacific Railroad; but as no work has yet been done on the road, the line of the Toad not even being located, and there being no evidence that the company will very soon be entitled to the money, the board thought best not to levy the tax. Mr. GRAHAM dissents.
The petition for the INCORPORATION of KEWANNA was granted, and it was ordered that Kewanna be an incorporated town, subject to the approval of the voters thereof -- an election to be held on Friday, June 30th, 1871.
JOHN ELAM appeared before the board, and gave notice that he would not further prosecute the suit to restrain the county from paying $35,000 to the C. C. & L. Railway; the board believing it to be to the best interest of the county to prosecute the suit, became co-plaintiffs in the suit, with John Elam.
WM. McMAHAN was appointed inspector of elections hold in the cast precinct of Rochester township.
H. B. JAMISON, attorney for the county, was instructed to compel, by suit all justices of the peace to make proper returns of fees collected by them...
(Allowances): W. H. DAVIDSON, A. CUBBERLY, D. R. RANNELS, W. B. ZELLER, J. M. DAVIS, C. HOOVER, M. RICHARDSON, S. J. MILLER, W. S. LINCH, O. GROVE, ELI ROGERS, S. COLE, D. RALSTTN, J. M. DAVIS, R. J. BRIGHT, GEO. SPRAGUE, GEO. WILSON, W. C. MOORE, JESSE SHIELDS, BOWEN, STEWART & CO., W. H. MATTINGLY, J. YOUNT, E. S. BARNES, JOHN RITZEUS, PETERSON & WHITE, ASA COPLEN, SARAH J. PILKINTON, J. BRAMIN, NORMAN ADAMS, Mrs. OWENS, L. B. CONGER, J. BROCK, J. WALLACE, C. VAN TRUMP, JONATHAN DAWSON, S. S. NEWELL, Mrs. FORNER, S. J. MILLER, J. DAWSON, N. J. CLYMER, L. M. MONTGOMERY, J. C. SPOHN, A. T. METCALF, H. B. JAMISON, LONG & MILLER, BENJ. STEFFEY, Mrs. KING, BRADEN & BURFORD, F. P. WAUGH, J. A. BARRETT, J. PONTIOUS, A. K. PLANK, Geo. CHURCII, W. CARUTHER, L. STRADLEY, A. NELLANS, C. HOOVER, N. WAITE, T. BALL & CO., J. YOUNT, Dan. AGNEW, Geo. BURNS, ROBBINS & SPOHN, C. S. GRAHAM, B. EIDSON, JAMES MARTIN.
A suit for assault and battery was tried yesterday before Esquire OSBORNE, growing out of an attempt made by H. A. WORK, deputy tax collector, to collect a tax from THOMAS FIFE, one of our heavy tax-payers. It appears that Mr. Fife refused to pay the railroad tax, not deeming it just, and when the deputy gave him such a notice as is being sent to all delinquents, that if he did not pay, his property would be levied upon and sold according to law, he cooly remarked that whoever came to take his property for that purpose, had better bring his shroud with him, as he would need it. Accordingly, Monday evening, Mr. Work, accompanied by M. W. DOWNEY, the treasurer, proceeded to the residence of Mr. Fife in south Plymouth... ordered off the premises ... Work was pushed off the portico... He was arrested... but the prosecution... nolle prosequied the suit... - Plymouth Democrat.
ROCHESTER SCHOOLS, Monthly Report for the month ending June 9, 1871.
Number of pupils enrolled, 116; average belonging, 107; percent of attendance on average belonging, 94.3; number of pupils not absent during the month, 68; not tardy 60; neither tardy nor absent 53. The regular monthly examination was conducted in writing. J. P. NELLANS attained an average of 94 percent, on the common school branches, the highest given.
Respectfully submitted, LAFE BRYAN.
MARRIED. June 12, 1871, at the residence of the bride's father, in Newcastle
township, by J. M. DAVIS, J.P., FRANCIS H. TURNER and Miss CLARA BALL.
Mr. Turner is from Union Mills, Laporte county, and has manifested his good sense by leaving that forsaken country and coming to the flowery fields of Newcastle for a healthy little wife, who weighs something less than 300, and nearly fifty pounds more than her husband.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, June 24, 1871
MARRIED. At the clerk's office, in Rochester, June 22d, 1871, by Esq. E. R.
HERMAN, ALCANDER BUCK and ELIZA IRELAND.
On the 20th instant, BENJAMIN ZIGLER applied for license to wed ELIZA IRELAND but for some reason unknown to us, he failed. On the 22d comes one ALCANDER BUCK secures the license and is wedded to the said Eliza Ireland. The young couple their united ages amount to near one hundred and fifty, have our best wishes for a prosperous journey along the pathway of life, and may they live to a good old age, together their children and their childrens' children about them at their golden wedding.
Among the strangers in this place last Saturday were Mr. & Mrs. SIMMONS, and Miss EMMA SHOUP, all of Lake City, who were here visiting their relatives.
PERU. On the 14th inst., a half drachm of morphine induced the friends of ALONZO McDONALD to attend his funeral.
WABASH. Dr. GILLEN performed an operation upon the ear of Mr. JAMES WHITESIDE this morning by which that gentleman was relieved of some twenty-five animalcula resembling maggots ... Mr. CRIPPIN while digging a ditch through his place, was buried alive ...
PLYMOUTH. ... We have three elderly gentlemen in Marshall county -- Messrs.
GEORGE TAYLOR, GEORGE VINEDGE and JAMES VAN VALKENBURGH -- whose united ages
reach the sum of 273 years and all retain their faculties, transact business and
don't think they are very old yet.
On Tuesday of last week a man and his wife, named MULHOLAND, came to town to do some trading, and the wife having purchased what she wanted, took the cars and left her husband, for parts unknown ... The forsaken husband felt so badly at the loss of his wife that he committed suicide by poisoning ...
BOB ABRAMS, while drunk, fell out of a boat into the water of lake Manitou, last Tuesday, and was laid out on the shore by his companions for dead. While they were in town getting a buggy to bring in the corpse, the dead came to life ...
(Sheriff's Sale) ... WILLIAM B. JOCELYN vs LEWIS POWERS... L. M. MONTGOMERY,
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, July 1, 1871
(Non-Resident Notice) CLARISSA TREDWAY vs CORVIL H. TREDWAY. ... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. SIDNEY KEITH plfs atty.
E. R. HERMAN & I. W. BROWN, Attorneys at Law. Office in 2d story of MASONIC BUILDING, west side Main street, Rochester, Ind.
(Administrator's Sale) HARRISON R. LOUGH, Admr of the estate of JACOB K. SUTLEY, will sell real estate ... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
Rev. J. W. CRANE is probably the happiest man in Kewanna, all because it's a girl.
The quarterly meeting of Rochester and Kewanna Methodist circuit will be held next Saturday and Sunday near JACOB SHOUP'S near Monterey.
PHIL. SCOTT is undoubtedly the best barber in Rochester. His shop is on the east side of Main street, below Danziger's celebrated drug store ...
RUNAWAY. A team hitched at Pottowatomie mills, last Monday evening, broke loose, and ran down Main street, leaving the wagon box in front of A. L. BOWMAN & CO's. flour and feed store, and the remainder of the wagon in front of that most excellent hotel, the Central house. No one was in the wagon, and no one was hurt.
AB. BEARSS is the lucky man. He has received the appointment of route agent on the railroad from Indianapolis to Laporte, and will hereafter attend to distributing the mail on the train between those two places. This appointment should be satisfactory to all, for Ab. has just exactly the qualifications to discharge the duties of that position in a proper manner.
LOGANSPORT. WM. BRIXIS was killed on the Wabash Valley road, and the engineer was fined $25 for allowing his engine to run over him.
JOHN DUFFY has lost two black mares and offers a reward...
WABASH. At Manchester W. P. WRIGHT was thrown from a buggy, and killed, while trying to pass another buggy.
CALVIN A. HAWLEY has the finest Billiard Tables in Rochester, three doors
south of the Central House, in a neat and nicely furnished hall. Pure wines,
liquors, brandies, etc. Good stock ale just arrived. Always an orderly house.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, July 8, 1871
PERU. JOHN S. BASSETT, local editor of the Peru Republican, was born in the
state of Virginia, has been feasted on green apple pie, goes boating quite often
and gets in a pickle.
J. P. MYERS and wife, of Rochester, spent last Sunday in town, visiting his brother IRA.
ALBERT and WILL BEARSS, of Rochester, were in town the first of this week. GEORGE and Will are farming in Fulton county. - Republican.
Dr. SPRAGUE of Syracuse, Kosciusko county, fell dead on the 25th, while
hitching up his horse to make a professional visit.
Notwithstanding the rain on the night of the 3d did much to cool the atmosphere, a severe case of son stroke occurred in this place on the 4th. W. H. GREEN was son struck by a nine-pounder, and his wife is doing well ...
Mary had a little lamb
Which made an awful snortin
Until she bought her groceries
Of honest EDWIN HORTON.
ABE NICODEMUS soberly declares that he has nearly ten acres of wheat so badly injured by the fly that he will have to turn his hogs into the field to harvest it for him...
Mrs. ALDERFER, from near Inwood, was in town Wednesday, looking for her boy, aged nine years, who was supposed to have gone off with the circus, the day previous. At last accounts she had learned nothing of his whereabouts.
CENTRAL HOUSE, Rochester, Ind., WM. WALLACE, proprietor, has recently been thoroughly rearranged, refitted and expensively furnished, with a view to the comfort of guests; located in the central part of the city, traveling business men will find the Central a convenient house to stop at.
VAN DIEN & FOLTZ Bakers. Have refitted Wilper's old stand and are now prepared to furnish bread, pies, cakes, crackers fresh from the oven. Delivered free. Nuts, candies, confections.
THE RAILROAD STORE- is the place to buy Dry Goods and Groceries. M. BECK. Two doors west of the depot. Cash or goods paid for country produce. ICE CREAM & SODA WATER.
(Ditch Notice) JAMES WARE, ISAIAH WALKER and WM. TRIBBETT appointed by the
Hon. JAMES H. CARPENTER, Judge of the 23d judicial district of Indiana as
appraisers ... of "the Beaver Branch Ditching Company," ... DAVID
LOUGH, Pres. Beaver Branch Ditching Company. JOHN GORSLINE, Secy. Rochester,
Fulton county, Indiana. July lst, 1871.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, July 15, 1871
WABASH. The city against HENRY and MALINDA SNYDER, for keeping a house of ill-fame, occupied the attention of the Mayor on last Monday. FRANK WILLIAMS was the attorney for the defense. In accordance with the evidence adduced, we could see no grounds for conviction. Whilst we are opposed to the social evil, yet we object to persecution, upon mere circumstantial or hearsay evidence. They were fined $25, which they appealed.
KEWANNA. Married on Sunday the second inst., by KYRAN WALSH, Esq., Mr. SAMUEL
KIRK to Miss DELITHA J. HENDERSON, all of Wayne tp.
Mrs. YOUNG (better known as Aunt RUTII YOUNG) who is now in her 86th year, and has lived within three miles of this place for twenty-eight years, had never been here until a few weeks ago. She is a woman with bright intellect for her age, and can relate accurately many historical events that took place in her girlhood.
STALLARD & WELCH Have decidedly the best LIVERY STABLE in Rochester. Single or double-seated carriages, and Good Horses to let, for any length of time at reasonable rates. Parties wishing to go into the country can be accommodated. Give us a call, and you will not regret it. Stable is just west of Continental building.
JOE LONG will eat turtle soup before he starts for Kansas.
AL. KITT and JOSEPHUS LONG have discovered a heavy vein of IRON ORE, on the banks of Mill Creek. The real extent of the vein is, of course, not yet known, but the specimen brought to town is said to be very good.
Rev. Mr. BISHOP has bought CHAS. REED'S threshing machine, and will thereby be enabled to separate the wheat from the chaff, during the ensuing season. Mr. Reed proposes to put in his spare time on a load of stove wood for us.
The following are the names of the gentlemen selected to act as petit jurors for the term of common pleas court which will open on the first Monday in August: John MATTHEWS, John TRIMBLE, John CUTSHALL, John KING, John C. PHILLIPS, Jacob OVERMYER, A. L. BOWMAN, David CORBIN, Stephen DAVIDSON, Jasper N. STEPHENS, Reuben VanTRUMP and George CARTER.
Friday, of last week, being the last day of SIDNEY MOON'S school, the closing exercises were enlivened by a merry picnic near the lake...
Mr. H. BOWMAN is entitled to our thanks for a lot of very fine cherries presented this office ...
A fine horse was stolen from JAMES O. MILLER, three miles south of this place, last Tuesday night. A reward of $50 was immediately offered for the horse, and a like amount for the thief. Telegrams were sent in different directions, and it is hoped the thief will be intercepted.
LETTER. Mr. Editor:- I rise to ask information for the benefit of those of us
who have heretofore done all our trading in Rochester. Will some one please
Have you a corporation ordinance prohibiting horses and asses from running at large on the street?
This last week, I came to town with cherries, vegetables, etc. not finding any place on Main street to hitch my team, unless I ran the risk of "5.00 fine for feeding horses under these trees," I ran in a store -- came out again as soon as possible -- saw my wagon, moved from where I left it, surrounded by horses and mules, my cherries spilled, butter upset, and a general mix up of everything in my wagon.
I will let this pass, but hereafter the corporation or some individuals will suffer. Yours truly, JAMES WARLINGTON.
DIED. At Kewanna, Ind., DORA BELL, daughter of C. S. & MAR'niA JANE GRAHAM, aged 5 years and 4 months. The deceased was sick but a short time.
(Executor's Notice) JOHN ELLIS appointed executor of the last will and testament of AARON MILLHOLLON, deceased, late of Fulton county, Indiana.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by CHARLES KILLNER... in Union township... HENRY B. APT, J. P.
(Non-Resident Notice) The Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville Railroad
Company vs JAMES HARPER, WILLIAM HARPER et al... SIDNEY KEITH, plffs atty, files
complaint herein, together with affidavit that said defendants, WILLIAM HARPER,
SWALLEY her husband, LEVANA COOK and SARAH COOK, are not residents of the state of Indiana. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, July 22, 1871
PERU. From The Republican: ELIJAH TATMAN, of Richland township, has a real motherly turkey gobler, which, several weeks ago, drove the hen from her nest and determined to set himself...
WINAMAC. A little son of GODFREY GINDER had his leg broken last Wednesday afternoon, by a wagon passing over it. He was in the field, walking at the side of a wagon loaded with wheat, and fell beneath the wheels. Dr. THOMAS was called to attend the little follow.
WABASH. A young son of Mr. L. G. BRENT'S, while oiling a threshing machine at his father's near Mill Creek Prairie, yesterday became entangled in the machinery. His arm was broken in several places, and the flesh was completely stripped off from the elbow to the hand. His breast was also terribly lacerated, and the flesh torn off a spot as large as a man's hand.
GEORGE MORLEY says B. A. EIDSON has the best breed of porkers in the county.
HARTER & DAVIS bought over twenty-four hundred bushels of grain last Saturday...
LAWRENCE McCARTER has just got able to limp to town, after having been confined to the house for about a month past. While assisting a man to repair a gate, the man made a mis-lick and hit Mr. McCarter on the knee with a hatchet, bruising him quite badly.
L. H. ANDREWS presented us last Tuesday, with a small limb from a cherry tree containing fifty large cherries. - Plymouth Republican.
Rev. J. W. CRANE, has published his own obituary as associate editor of The KEWANNA TIMES ... We understand, (he) will occupy a position on the editorial staff of the Christian Advocate, the best church paper in this state ...
Miss JOSIE DAVIDSON'S school closed last Wednesday. She taught the school in distruct number two, which now has an enumeration of 31 male and 21 female scholars. Her wages for teaching this number of children four months - $50.
At 5 oclock, last Sunday evening, the temperance meeting was called to order by Mr. KEITH, the chairman, and prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. STRINGER... (speakers were): WM. ASHTON, Rev. Mr. LORD and Dr. HILL...
From the Plymouth Democrat: A son of HENRY DETWILER, who resides adjacent to town, fell upon an open pocket knife he was playing with last Thursday, and inflicted a wound from the effects of which he died the ensuing day - the knife entering the lungs. The boy was about four years of age.
FOR RENT. A good house and lot, one-half mile east of Rochester, on the
Warsaw road, with a good well, barn and other conveniences, for rent at
reasonable rates ... F. DILLMAN.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, August 5, 1871
PERU. From The Republican: On Friday last two little sons of HARMON WILSON, aged about eight and ten years, were drowned in Eel River, near their father's mill, one mile below Mexico... A little five-year-old cousin who was with them in the boat ran to the house and gave the alarm...
WARSAW. As Mrs. PARKS and EVA SPENCER were on their way to the big meeting, they drove into a ditch and broke a wheel.
An exchange says it is understood that J. C. LOVELAND of this place is to publish a daily paper in Jeffersonville. We understand that it will be a weakly, which Mr. Loveland possesses full ability to publish.
In about two weeks, farmers living near Sturgeon, will have a convenient place to deliver and sell their wheat and other grains, as STURGEON & HERRICK will then have their warehouse in order.
From the shape of the box we saw under process of construction near YOUNG RALSTINIS, last Sunday, we are inclined to think it will be a boy or a girl, and weigh about 12 pounds, more or less.
WILLIAM COLLETT, of Jefferson township, Miami county, reports the yield of wheat from an eight and three-quarter acre field at 276 bushels, or 31-1/2 bushels to the acre...
We learn that on July 19th, while driving home from Wabash with his wife in the buggy, Dr. J. D. LODER, of Stockdale, Miami county, was killed by lightning. His horse was stunned, and his wife was slightly shocked, but received no injury. His funeral, conducted by Masons and Odd Fellows, took place July 21st.
The person who shot and killed ANSON MERRICK'S steer, on the prairie, had better come forward and settle, or he will be sent for and his punishment will not be light.
There is a fine oil painting on exhibition in Ashton's bank south side of the room. It was designed and executed by Miss MINNIE SHEPHERD, and will be sold at the low price of $25.
FIRE. We learn that the house occupied by WILLIAM NILES, three miles north of Rochester, on the Michigan road, caught fire yesterday by a little boy playing with fire and shavings in the cook stove. The flames were soon discovered, but the well was dry and no water within forty rods of the house. The hired man being thoughtful, ran to the milk house carried a few crocks of milk upstairs and with it succeeded in extinguishing the flames. The milk was not skimmed, and the lady of the house does not find fault with the man for using it.
Among those on the sick list are Mr. PATTINSON, J. B. ELLIOTT, DANIEL STERNER and CAL. MATTHEWS. May their recovery be speedy.
KELLY & RINEHART will buy all the flax straw brought to them on or after Wednesday, August 9th. Their place of business is on the south side of the Warsaw road, west of the railroad, when the straw will be received and cash paid for the same.
W. P. BALL can out-weigh any other court-house man.
C. L. MATTHEWS, old CONTINENTAL BUILDING, has a fine stock of jewelry, clocks, watches, &c ...
Mr. HARPSTER and Mr. JESSE SHIELDS each have our thanks for nice ripe apples ...
BECK is putting up a whopping big addition to his present domicil which when finished will make a splendid boarding house.
WM. NEWCOMB is said to be the tallest justice of the peace in the county, but E. R. HERMAN has the hugest abdominal developments.
JACOB ABBOTT, who lives four miles south of this place, raised thirty bushels of Susquehanna wheat to the acre on corn ground...
Mr. TAYLOR has the thanks of a starving woman and her hungry husband for a peck of very nice Early Rose potatoes...
Dr. WM. HILL, of this town, has received and accepted the appointment of examining surgeon in the pension department. This is an excellent appointment... well qualified...
GEO. EMMONS, of Argos, had three fights last Saturday. In the evening he was attacked by several persons with whom he had been quarreling during the day, and was severely bruised and kicked on all sides. Dr. STEVENS says that if the weather continues warm, his recovery is very doubtful.
W. T. LEONARD is the name of the happy father. One of the twins is a boy and the other a girl.
J. F. WAGONER is the proprietor of a new dry goods and grocery store at WAGONER'S STATION, two miles north of Lincoln.
WM. G. LACKEY sends us three dailies from Portland, from which we learn of his safe arrival there on the 11th ult.
ACCIDENT. CHARLES ORR met with an accident which came near proving fatal to himself. Some horses are easily frightened, and this was the reason the buggy was upset and Charley's head damaged quite muchly. The occurrence was all the more aggravating from the fact that he had just had a new top put on his buggy before the accident, and had to have the work done over again.
JURORS for August term of Fulton circuit court, which convenes on the fourth
Monday in August:
(Grand Jurors) David McCAUGHEY, A. L. BOWMAN, Samuel MILLER, Levi BURCH, A. J. DAVIDSON, Wm. NEWCOMB, Wm. MOON, Alfred MARTIN, Wm. KINDIG, Young RALSTIN, S. H. FARRY, Robt. T. BEATTIE.
(Pettit Jurors) John C. HUDKINS, Joseph JACKSON, Joseph BRUGH, Edwin BARKER, David MARSH, W. T. LEONARD, Joel TOWNSEND, Judson BENNETT, B. F. MONTGOMERY, Nicholas KING, Dan DANIELS, Isaiah WALKER.
FULTON LODGE, NO. 79, F. 4 A. M. ... (history of its creation)... until in
1849 there were in this place seven Masons, enough to open a lodge in
Rochester... The following are the names of the Charter Members: J. J. SHRYOCK,
Worshipful Master; FRANCIS K. KENDRICK, Sen. Warden; JOHN STAILEY, Jun. Warden;
Wm. K. LOGAN, Secretary; L. N. BOZARTH; D. W. JONES; LEANDER CHAMBERLAIN.
Of these charter members there are now but three living: Mr. Stailey is now a clerk in the post office department at Washington; Mr. Kendrick is the only charter member who is still a member of this lodge, and he is also the oldest Mason in the town.
Bozarth, Chamberlain and Shryock all died here, and were buried by the order...
At the first meeting after receiving the charter, held in the Odd Fellows Hall, on the evening of July 4th, 1849, a ballot was held for officers...: Treasurer, D. W. JONES; Secretary, L. N. BOZARTH; Tyler, J. H. McQUIRN.
... for several years the lodge was quite feeble, and has not yet forgotten the kind and timely assistance given by the Odd Fellows, in granting them free use of the hall ...
OUR AGED FRIENDS. Residents of Fulton County, of the age of 70 years and
(Wayne) B. W. CRAMER, Sr., 77. JOHN HUMES, 73. JOSEPH HILL, 78. S. R. LINE, 70. GEO. McLOCHLIN, 77. JOHN REEDER, Sr., 83. RUFUS SCOTT, 73. THOMAS WHALEN, 73.
(Aubbeenaubbee) THOMAS KING, 70. MARTIN RARICK, 70. JACOB BRUCE, 73. ISAAC BAKER, 73.
(Liberty) PETER MADORY, 75. DANIEL SMITH, 79. JOSEPH SELLERS, 74. THEMOTli TUCKER, 86. WM. BLAKLEY, 73. ASA BACON, 70. JACOB GOSS, 77.
(Rochester) ELIAS GANDY, 80. C. HAGEN, 70. A. LACKEY, 71. E. LONG, 73. LOUIS POWERS, 71. THOMAS SHELTON, 74. OBED ALLEN, 70. HENRY BURKETT, 72. H. COLLINS, --. DAVID FRANTZ, 70. JAMES GILCHRIST, 73. SAMUEL H. GATES, 70.
(Richland) ISAAC EDGINGTON, 70. JOSEPH WOODS, 75.
(Henry) PETER FEESE, 80. SILAS SHAMP, 72. JOHN SHRULL, 70. GEORGE WAECHTER, 70. W. WHITTENBERGER, 75. JAMES BURNS, 80. JOSHUA BAILEY, 75. JOHN BITTERS, 76. GEORGE CRESMORE, 70.
(Newcastle) JOHN GROVE, Sr., 80. HARTMAN HORN, 71. CALE MONTGOMERY, 72. ABNER WOOD, 71. ISAAC CULVER, 70. BENJAMIN DRUDGE, 76. WM. DONELSON, 71. JESSE EMMONS, 73.
(Union) THOMAS HOGAN, 70. N. J. MILLS, 74. EPHRAIM SMITH, 73. JOHN WALLACE, 82.
PLYMOUTH. HANK PEASHWAY, a descendant of ye noble Red man, got boisterously
drunk last Monday, the consequence of which proceeding was that he was arrested,
fined and calaboosed.
JEREMIAH MOSHER, of Union township caught a neighbor carrying off a bag of corn from his crib, a few nights since, which furnished a clue to the mysterious disappearance of considerable quantities of the cereal heretofore.
Mr. & Mrs. M. W. DOWNEY have met with a great bereavement in the loss of their son, CHARLIE, whose funeral took place yesterday at 2 oclock. He was a bright boy, and full of promise. The family have the sympathy of many friends.
GEORGE TAYLOR, who resides near Argos, is the oldest man in Marshall county, his age being 92. He is very strong and active, for one of his ago, and does a considerable amount of hard work ... It is stated of him that when he was quite young, say 70 or 75, he had a sore toe which gave him a great amount of pain and trouble, and as the doctor refused to amputate it, he performed the operation himself, by placing it on a block and chopping it off with a hatchet.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, August 19, 1871
PERU. Four small children of Mr. HENDRICKS were amusing themselves with a
swing, which was attached to two willow trees, standing about 8 feet apart, one
of them was on the swing and the other three were busily engaged swinging
them,... a stroke of lightning shivered one of the willows into fragments. Three
of the children were unhurt. The other one cried out, "My ears! My
ears!" and immediately fell into a spasm. In a short time it recovered and
was all right again ...
A. M. PHELPS raised 183-1/2 bushels of flax seed on nine acres ...
We are dealers in all kinds of agricultural implements and Machinery, Cane
mills and Evaporators of all sizes, the Condo Plow, &c. A few of Nellis'
Harpoon Horse Hay Forks on hand... Office north and in rear of V. Zimmerman's
Boot and Shoe Shop and leather store. CRABILL & AULT, Rochester, Ind. Aug
(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN POST, D. W. LYON and F. K. KENDRICK vs JOHN EBLING and HARRIET EBLING... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
P. S. DILLMAN starts for Douglas, Kansas, next Monday.
JOSHUA BLACKETER fed us on watermelon until we were "too full for utterance," last week...
JOE LONG and MILT REESE left here last Thursday morning for Fawn Creek, Kansas, where they expect to grow rich and become heads of families...
C. H. ROBBINS has the thanks of all hands for a nice watermelon and musk-melon, ...
Our foreman, Mr. KITT, was suddenly taken quite sick last Tuesday evening, and was unable to attend to business until Thursday morning...
J. A. HOWLAND expects to begin a six months' term at the Lake school, on the first Monday in October... for those who wish to teach during the coming winter... Mr. Howland is amply qualified to give instructions, having been a teacher for more than forty years.
JOHN LONG has gone to Lincoln, Ill.
FIRE. The house of ABEL HICKMAN caught fire from sparks falling on the roof last Sunday, and was burned to the ground. Mr. Hickman was alone at the house, and was getting dinner for himself when the fire occurred. He saved most of the furniture, and there was some insurance on the house.
FIGHT. Last Thursday Kirtland's book store was the scene of a "slight discussion with fists," which resulted from what began in fun. JOE COLLINS,... was joking, in a rather abusive manner, with EDDY CHINN, a boy clerking in the book store. PHIL. SCOTT came in and very naturally took the part of the boy. After a few "dares" and motions, Collins succeeded in getting pretty badly bruised around the eyes. He then made affidavit of the assault by Phil. Scott who entered a plea of guilty, and was fined fifty cents ...
AKRON. ALBERT STRONG, who lived about one mile north of Akron, in this
county, died on the 22d day of October, 1870, and the corpse was properly
interred. At the time, his physician announced that he died of spotted fever,
and there were others who said that he took a half dollar's worth of quinine at
two doses, thus causing his death. ... he left, besides a widow and two
children, three brothers and a mother to mourn his taking off. To slightly
console them, however, he also left an estate worth $7000 or $8000. MELVIN ORR
received the appointment of administrator of the estate and rumor says he
refused to allow a claim of one brother for money furnished to buy a coffin
with, and a board bill presented by the step-father. There were also stories
concerning the widow and a man not her husband, and from these and other actions
the brothers were suspicious that the widow had poisoned her husband. On Monday
last, the coroner, Mr. LOY, was called upon to investigate the case, and on
Tuesday, assisted by I. W. BROWN as counsel, the body was exhumed, and the
stomach forwarded to Indianapolis for analysis.
Here the matter rests ...
All parties connected with the prosecution are said to be wealthy and respectable persons, and it is not thought that the money transactions above alluded to have been the cause of their action.
... we desire to thank our friend C. CORNELIUS for a half bushel of... apples ...
PLYMOUTH. HORACE CORBIN met with a great loss, last Tuesday night, by having
two fine blooded colts killed on the railroad...
Mrs. MARSH, wife of GEO. MARSH, living three miles south of Plymouth, on the Michigan road, died suddenly at Logansport, last Saturday, where she had gone to be treated by a physician of that place. Her remains were brought here for interment, last Monday.
JAMES RUSSELL, of this place, has received a patent on his school seat and desk invention, which has already attracted considerable attention from the public wherever introduced. The invention is one which, will no doubt reward Mr. Russell for the exercise of his inventive genius, as it seems to be just the thing that is needed.
The residence of A. C. HICKMAN, in Fulton county, near the line of this county, was destroyed by fire, last Sunday. The family returned from church, started a fire in the stove to cook dinner, and shortly after the house was discovered to be on fire. The building and a part of the household goods were destroyed.
FOR SALE. A good farm of 301 acres, 125 improved with sixty acres of prairie
under fence - only 2-1/2 miles northwest of Rochester, on the Tippecanoe river,
will be sold at a reasonable price, or will trade for a smaller farm well
improved, within a mile or half mile of town. J. R. RITTER.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by RICHARDSON ANDERSON, two miles west of Fulton, in Liberty township ... 15th day of July, 1871 ... appraised by H. C. SELLERS and WILLIAM HOUSE. ALFRED MARTIN, J.P.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester... one story frame, containing but one room therein. ELLIOTT BAILY. August 8, 1871.
(Non-Resident Notice) GILES G. THOMAS vs JOHN ALLEN, JAMES W. ALLEN, CROMWELL R. ALLEN, WILLIAM ALLEN, EUNICE ALLEN, LOUIS C. ALLEN, MARGARET E. ALLEN, GEORGE ALLEN, ANNA ALLEN, MARY ALLEN, DAVID ALLEN and ANDREW B. ALLEN... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. HERMAN & BROWN, plfs atty.
(Administrator's Sale) JOHN ELLIS, Exr of estate of AARON MILHOLLAND, deceased, at the late residence of the testator in Aubbeenaubbee Tp... will sell ...
Lumber and Spring Wagons, on hand and for sale at SAM. HEFFLEY'S SHOP... HEFFLEY'S PATENT WAGON BED... it can be taken apart and removed by a boy ten years old, without danger of frightening the team. It can be as easily and safely replaced, and is as strong and as cheaply made as any other bed... Blacksmithing, Repairing done to order on short notice. S. HEFFLEY. Rochester, August 5, 1871.
(Administrator's Notice) JOHN R. SMALLEY appointed administrator of the
estate of JAMES W. SMALLEY, deceased. July 29, 1871.
(Administrator's Notice) JAMES L. MARSH appointed administrator of the estate of CHORAL G. ROBERTS, deceased.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, August 26, 1871
FIRE AT WARSAW. Our neighbors on the east have again suffered severely from
the ravages of the fire fiend. A telegram from that place, dated the 20th says:
About 1 oclock this morning another destructive fire visited this place, making the third in the last three years, and which have destroyed in the aggregate, $150,000 worth of property... The fire last night is supposed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion in the hay loft of the livery stable belonging to O. P. JAQUES... The flames spread from here to the brick residence of WILLIAM CONRAD... O. P. MUSSULMAN'S law office was next taken. Then came H. F. BERST'S brick livery stable ... The Baptist church... the brick dwelling of Mrs. RICHARD EPPERSON was burned... W. S. MARSHALL and GEORGE BENNETT both lost barns ...
(Non-Resident Notice) ELI R. HERMAN vs ALEXANDER DAME, sophia dame and FRISBY NYE... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. HERMAN & BROWN, plffs atty.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN POST, D. W. LYON, F. K. KENDRICK vs JOHN EBLING and HARRIET EBLING. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
Our friend ASA MITCHELL is slightly bothered for a name for his youngest, which is a fine boy of the male persuasion.
Tuesday afternoon, about 5 oclock, LEWIS POWERS' team ran away, doing some damage to the wagon, but hurting no person.
MARRIED. OBED MARTIN and CHRISTIANA REIMENSNIDER were joined together as husband and wife, on the 17th instant, by Rev. J. BISHOP.
Mr. J. R. RITTER has brought to town two limbs from an apple tree... heavily laden ...
JOHN HISSONG, near Bruce Lake, recently threshed five hundred bushels of wheat and two hundred and seventy bushels of oats inside of six hours. This was done with an Aultman & Taylor threshing machine, sold by CRABILL & AULT...
On Tuesday evening a ten year old boy, a son of Mr. WALLING, was bitten on the top of foot by a large rattlesnake. There were four of the snakes in the nest upon which the boy stumbled. Whisky was administered froely, giving the little fellow all his stomach would retain. Dr. SPOHN was soon in attendance, and we understand that the boy is, although in a critical condition, likely to recover.
JAMES McGREW, who went from this county to Wilson county, Kansas, writes to
WM. NEWCOMB that he is glad old BROWN swindled him out of his farm in this
county, as he now has 160 acres of excellent land entered 125 acres of it under
fence and forty acres in cultivation...
DIED. THOMAS CLEVINGER, of Richland township, died on the 15th instant, of congestion of the brain. Mr. C. was 46 years of age, had been a resident of this county about thirty years, and was a good citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him.
The DUCK CREEK DITCHING COMPANY is now ready to receive proposals for digging about three miles of ditch. Call on DANIEL STRUCKMAN, 3-1/2 miles northeast of Rochester, on the Warsaw road...
LETTER. Ed. Sentinel: As you were once a resident of this beautiful
"Lake City," which you know is situated on the bank of Cedar Lake,
about 6 miles from Knox, .. '
Probably on no occasion has a deeper gloom been cast over this community, nor a more universal regret been caused by the decease of any person, than by the untimely and sudden death of SONON O. WHITSON, who departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 13th 1871. Mr. Whitson was, as you doubtless remember, at one time county treasurer, and for many years faithfully and honestly filled the position of township trustee for this (North) township, and was a sound Democrat in whom all his neighbors and acquaintances had the utmost confidence, and for whom all entertained a great 'respect. He was well known as a liberal, honest, kind hearted neighbor, a good husband and father, an excellent citizen and public servant. On Sunday morning, he and his wife arose, but he felt unwell and told his wife he would be down again. Mrs. Whitson was out but a few minutes, when she returned to find her husband dead on the bed with blood oozing from his mouth. He was buried in the old grave yard on the hill. He leaves a wife, who is a good woman, a son, who is a young man of promising ability, to mourn his loss ...
CHARLIE, young son of NELS. and ALICE CONNOR, was severely burned by running into the remains of a brush-heap. Its father happened to be near and rescued it immediately, yet it is very badly burned, and its recovery is not certain.
PLYMOUTH. JOE. BOWERS resides in Laporte. IKE still lives in Missouri.
B. NUSSBAUM was fined and costed to the extent of $100, at the present term of court, for selling liquor without a license.
MACK ASHTON, one of the live men of Rochester, was in town last Saturday, on his way to the eastern cities on business and for pleasure.
A boy named WILLIAM WHEELER, about 13 years of age, was drowned in a well near Walkerton, last Saturday evening...
A son, aged about 16 years, of W. R. HARRIS, living a few miles north of town, had an arm broken last Friday...
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOLS. The Fall term will begin August 28th and continue
twelve weeks ... L. BRYAN, Rochester, Ind.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, September 2, 1871
Mr. O. A. KEYS has been quite sick for the past ten days.
ACCIDENT. On last Saturday, at JACK RUE'S saw mill, nine miles east of
Rochester, a young son of Mr. SHIREMAN was quite badly injured, by getting under
the log derrick.
Mr. GEO. DOWNS will please accept the thanks of The Sentinel for a very large and excellent watermelon...
Mr. O'BRYAN, who is at present assisting the county clerk, is a gentleman such as our community desire to see become permanent residents here. We have done business with Mr. O'Bryan for more than a year past, and we are satisfied that Rosser, Spring & Co., of Lafayette, the leading stationers in the west, can better afford to lose any other man in their employ than GUS.
Mr. S. ABBOTT brought to our office a very large cornstalk with two ears of corn which weighed 3-1/2 pounds ...
The best CIDER MILL in the county is said to be the one owned by JOHN BECK, on the bank of Chippewanock, near STURGEON; it turns a wagon load of apples into cider in just thirty minutes, at a cost of one cent per gallon. Mr. WM. CARTER, on the Peru road, is making one of the same kind.
Persons with a pass getting on the accommodation train at STURGEON, are called "dead heads" by an angry conductor, and slamming of doors, breaking of glass, and general cursing prevails; such were the acts of courtesy shown Postmaster DAVIS and WILLIAM STURGEON, last Saturday.
A letter from MILT. REESE to his father, dated at Shelbyville, August 29, conveys the information that the party of which Milt. is a member, were well and hearty. Mr. LONG had joined them and they expected to reach St. Louis today...
LETTER. Ed. Sentinel: ... In my last I spoke of the flux being prevalent, and
concerning the injury received by CHARLIE, son of NELS. and ALICE CONNOR. The
little darling has since died, and his parents, especially his mother, is almost
distracted with grief. Charlie was a bright little boy, with a good intellectual
head, and an affectionate heart, seeming to possess in an eminent degree the
good qualities of his mother, and the strong physical nature of his father.
Since I last wrote you, Lake City has been honored by the arrival of a number of strangers, among whom are Mr. AMOS GROVE and his sister NANCY. At present they are visiting their sister, Mrs. WILL SIMMONS. We understand that Mr. GROVE intends to engage in the cranberry business, which is no small item here... E.R.S., Lake City, Stark Co., Aug. 31.
DIED. Tuesday, August 29th, 1871, at the residence of WM. STURGEON, in
Rochester, WILLIAM STARK, aged 67 years and 6 months.
The deceased was born in the southern part of this state February 4, 1804, and about 30 years ago lived in Marshall county, and ten years afterward moved into this county, living near Lake Manitou; he afterward moved to Illinois, and about six years ago returned to this place. Wherever he lived he had hosts of friends. For more than forty years he had been an active and zealous member of the Baptist church, and was known to be a liberal, honest and prudent man. He lived to a good old age, having done much good in the world, and wronged no man. He leaves a wife, three years older than himself, besides several grown up children, to mourn his departure.
By a letter from THOMAS FIFE, of Plymouth, we learn of the death of Dr. J. F. SHOWECKER, which took place last Thursday night.
Although this news was not wholly unexpected, the doctor having been in failing health for some months, with but little prospect of recovery, yet the regret of the people here, who knew him well, at his demise, is not the less general or heartfelt. He stood fair in this community as a business man and a citizen, and leaves many warm and personal friends. His family have the sympathy of the entire community.
PLYMOUTH. One JOSEPH CORBETT, a photographer, in Corbin's block, has
absconded, leaving sundry creditors to mourn his untimely departure.
Mr. PRICE, a plasterer by trade, received some ugly bruises from a pair of knucks in the hands of a man from section 2, last Monday...
HIRAM BAKER, of North township, had a valuable young mare stolen from his pasture last Saturday night ... The thief took a saddle and bridle from Mr. WAY, near by...
Rev. L. C. BUCKLES preached his farewell sermon at the M. E. church last Sunday...
Judge ELIAS JACOBY, one of the oldest settlers of the county, has sold his farm, lying a short distance east of Plymouth, and during the month of October will remove to the far west -- California or Oregon...
An accident which came near taking the life of the victim, occurred in West township, in this county, last Saturday. FRANK SHERLAND was out hunting... the concussion knocked him to the ground, where he might have lain for some time, had not his brother, who was about 80 yards distant, been attracted to the spot by the unusual sound of the gun.
Some excitement has existed in Argos for several days past, which had its
origin in an alleged case of abortion produced upon the person of Mrs. MARGARET
HAYNES, of that place...
... Dr. SANFORD, who has recently settled in the place, came to Plymouth and swore out a warrant before Justice FISH, against JAMES A. MILLER, of Argos, charging him with the crime. The writ was placed in the hands of Constable JAMES W. MAXEY, who accompanied by Sheriff HARRIS and JOE RYAN, proceeded to serve it upon the unfortunate Miller. He was found at his place of business, the drug store, on Tuesday morning... The prosecution was ably conducted by M. A. O. PACKARD, and the defense by JOHN DARNELL and J. M. WICKIZER... we have seldom heard so much eloquence wasted on so small an audience...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, September 9, 1871
A son of HENRY HILL of Clay township Kosciusko county was fatally burned last Wednesday, by the explosion of a can of kerosene, with which he was kindling a fire.
M. WILE, Wholesale & Retail Dealer in GROCERIES & PROVISIONS. Buyer and Shipper of Produce. West Side Public Square, Rochester, Ind.
The wife of THEODORE ICE died last Thursday.
MATTIE TRIMBLE has just received a large variety of millinery goods.
For school books go to J. H. BARNUM'S book and confectionary store opposite the court house.
JOHN and JACOB PERSCHBAUCHER are paying Rochester prices for wheat at STURGEON.
PLEASANT BYBEE, an old and respected citizen of Newcastle township, was buried last Friday.
NEWTON DUNLAP, who has relatives in this place, was recently killed in Missouri by a runaway team.
ALEXANDER BARRETT, of Newcastle township, was severely injured by the running away of his team, last Saturday.
ESSICK'S team, driven by old Mr. STERNER, ran away yesterday, and the old man was run over by the wagon. His injuries are not serious.
Miss ELLA REX teaches a class in vocal music, at the Seminary...
The Buchanan (Mich) Record says that JACOB WEAVER (that's our uncle) raised 298 bushels of wheat from 16 acres of ground. Uncle Jake raises most excellent peaches and maple sugar, and about nineteen of our cousins call him father, while there is no end to the little ones who call him grandpa.
We take pleasure in announcing that Esquire ELAM has purchased the stock of dry goods and groceries formerly owned by Mr. SERGENT, and has added largely of fresh family groceries. With the assistance of Mr. CAFFYN and Mr. JOHN ELAM, Jr., we are certain that the proprietor will do a thriving business ...
A new barber shop has been started, in the room under CORNELIUS & DUMBAULDIS store, opposite the Wallace House ...
N. G. HUNTER has organized a class in penmanship ...
A. V. HOUSE, the name of the present treasurer of Fulton county, took
possession of his office last Tuesday, Sept. Sth...
WM. P. BALL is county treasurer no longer. Having served the people well and faithfully for ... four years ...
COMMISSIONERS COURT.... C. S. GRAHAM, B. A. EIDSON and JAS. MARTIN,
commissioners, DAN AGNEW, auditor, and L. M. MONTGOMERY, sheriff...
Dr. J. W. BRACKETT presented a bill of fifty dollars for services in making a post mortem examination of the body of JOHN C. OWENS, who died in 1869 ... refused... and the doctor, by HERMAN & BROWN, his attorneys, took an appeal to circuit court.
Dr. Brackett also presented a bill for services in making a post mortem examination of the body of ALBERT STRONG ... refused to allow the bill.
On Tuesday, A. V. HOUSE, treasurer elect ... presented his bond, with the following named persons as sureties: YOUNG RALSTIN, JAMES WARE, JACOB W. HISEY, GEO. B. STOCKBERGER, LOUIS FELDER, A. H. ROBBINS, JOHN KEWNEY, ISAAC PUNTIOUS, P. C. DUMBAULD, H. B. JAMISON, FREDERICK PETERSON, M. W. WALTERS, C. F. HARTER and WM. HARPSTER.
It was ordered ... that the warrants previously issued in favor of the Cincinnati, Chicago & Louisville railroad, be repudiated... It is believed that the original order of the board was made without authority, and in violation of the law.
Ordered that GEO. W. NICHOLS be exempt from paying poll tax, on account of his physical disability.
ELLIOT BAILEY was granted license to sell liquor in Rochester.
(Allowances): JOHN W. DAVIS, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, FEDER & SILBERBERG, PAUL STRAUT, WM. P. BALL, A. RESSLER, MOSES NELLANS, E. T. REED, CYRUS BYBEE, JNO. W. BLACK, H. B. APT, RICHARD HUDKINS, J. W. CARTER, F. H. GRAHAM, JNO. A. BARNETT, WELCH & STALLARD, W. W. ANDERSON, JESSE SHIELDS, T'HOS. MEREDITH, SCHLOUSER & CRABILL, WELLINGTON ADAMS, JOHN KING, C. HAINBAUGH, H. ARNETT, ISAAC GOOD, D. McMAHAN, S. DAVIDSON, S. B. ALLEN, S. C. FRY, SAMUEL FREAR, ALFRED MARTIN, D. McCAUGHY, GEO. CHRISTE, ED BARKER, NOAH BRUMBAUGH, THOS. W. BARNETT, JUDSON BARNETT, J. N. INGRAM, L. M. TOWN, A. H. ROBBINS, DAN AGNEW, E. G. GREEN, WM. P. BALL, PHIL. RADER, ISAAC PUNTIOUS, WM. RUCHBAUM, LUTHER STRADLY, GEORGE SHAFFER, E. VAN TRUMP, L. B. CONGER, CORNELIUS & DUMBAULD, BEN. STEFFY, SAMUEL G. PILKINS, T. BALL & CO., J. W. BROCK, S. S. NEWELL, C. VAN TRUMP, WM. T. CLELAND, FEDER & SILBERBERG, Mrs. OWENS, ROBBINS & SPOIIN, A. T. METCALF, WM. MATTINGLY, E. S. BARNES, BRADE & BUFORD, JAS. KEELY, SAMUEL KEELY, I. W. IJOLEMAN, WM. McNiAHAN, S. DAVIDSON, JACOB CAMERER, W. H. GREEN, P. M. BOZARTH, C. H. ROBBINS, D. W. LYON, I. W. WALKER, C. W. CAFFYN, R. J. BRIGHT, WM. C. MOORE, JESSE SHIELDS, GEO. WILSON, GEO. SPRAGUE, W. H. GREEN, N. G. CLYMER, JAS. TOLERTON, C. L. OSBORN...
PLYMOUTH. D. ZEIINER, of this county, and ED. PARTRIDGE, of Fulton, recently
made the trip to California, arriving here last Thursday night... Their
principal stopping place was with R. CORBALEY, Healdsburgh, in the Russian River
valley... They report Mr. Corbaley and family in good health and occupying one
of the most desirable locations to be found in the country around them.
D. L. GIBSON, one of our former citizens, put in an appearance last Friday, to remain about a week. He is now living with his family near Erie, Pa., where he has bought property. He still owns his excellent farm near this place ...
Last Friday, FRANK WALLING was accidentally shot by a son of Mr. L. G. DILL, and norrowly escaped very serious injury...
JEROME BROOKS, one of the murders of Mr. SLATER, at Logansport, in April
last, was recently sentenced to be hung at Delphi, on the 19th of this month,
and the sheriff of Carroll county is charged with the execution of the sentence.
CARR, the accomplice of BROOKS in the murder, was sentenced to the penitentiary
(Slieriff's Salo) ... taken as the property of WILLIAM STURGEON at the suit of HORACE MACKEY... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff...
(Sheriff's Sale) ... taken as the property of EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY at the suits of JACOB C. SPOHN and JESSE CLARK. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) CHRISTOPHER F. HARTER vs WILLIAM MOORE ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) ABRAHAM BRUCE vs WM. CROSSGROVE, administrator of the estate of FREDERICK SHAFFER and WILAMINA SHAFFER, et al ... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) CHRISTOPHER F. HARTER vs ELIAS LOY, SAMUEL LOY and MARY LOY... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM MITCHELL vs DAVID MITCHELL. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) taken as the property of WILLIAM STURGEON at the suit of A. D. CORNELIUS. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
(Sheriff's Sale) from Clerk of Cass circuit court, taken as the property of MARY HERBERT at the suit of SAMUEL L. TANGUEY and H. II. BARNHEISEL. L. M. MONTGOMERY, Sheriff.
DISSOLUTION. ... that the partnership heretofore existing between MAYER WILE and JOSEPH ALLMAN is dissolved by mutual consent ...
NOTICE. Proposals will be received at the auditor's office in Rochester,
Indiana... for the management of the poor farm and keeping the paupers of Fulton
county from December 1, 1871 to March 1873. DAN AGNEW, Auditor.
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, January 6, 1871
J. B. ELLIOTT, Tanner and Currier, and Dealer in All Kinds of Leather... Hides and Pelts... Store three doors south of the old CONTINENTAL HOUSE.
We learn that revivals of religion are in progress at Green Oak, and also at Burns' Chapel, in Henry Township. At the former place the interest is said to be intense, and a large number of additions have been made to the M.E. Church.
The Commissioners have been in special session this week, for the purpose of examining farms offered for sale as CO. ASYLUM. MARTIN is known to be favorable to the purchase of Mr. WM. MOORE'S farm, but the others are understood to cherish different preferences...
THE AMATEURS... had everything in their favor New Year's Eve... (names mentioned): SIDNEY MOON, Miss BELLE WALTERS, Miss MARY LOVELAND, JAS. A. HUGHSTON ...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month
ending December 31:
AULT, Isaac. Mr. AZLE, J. ALLISON, Mrs. BUGH, W. A. Mr. BROUGH, Franz. BLEESE, Henry. BREWER, Fielding. BROWN, Mary, Mrs. COLLINS, Rachel, Mrs. CRAGLE, John. CORBITT, James. COON, Elizabeth. CRIPPEN, Alonzo. CARTER, Thomas. CASTELLAR, Al, Mr. CLAPP, A. G., Mr. CROCKETT, Samuel. DAUGHERTY, A. D. DAVIS, V. ERSHMAN, Philip. ELKIN, Thomas J., Rev. ENTSMINGER, A. HETCHNER, Paul. HUNTER, Jane. KOLTERMAN, Rufus. LAMMOOR, Jos. G., Dr. LOVE, Joseph A. MUSSLEMAN, Ben. MYERS, Amos. McDERITT, John. McCARTER, Sylvester. MILLER, Phebe. MILLER, John, Sr. MILLER, Clementine, Mrs. MOORE, James. NIXON, Samuel. OVERMYER, Orange. PONTIUS, Isaac. PUNCHEON, Solomon. PABLE, Anna, Miss. RINGLE, Henry. ROBERTS, Laura. ROUCH, George. SURGUY, Richard. STAIR, Frederic. STUDEBAKER, Mollie. SHAVER, A. M., Mr. SMITH, Mary E., Miss. SANDS, Sallie, Mrs. SEVERNS, Margaret, Mrs. SMITH, Wm. R. SLUSSEL, Mary A. TYFIT, J. D. THAYER, A. M. TRUMP, John. WOOD, Wm. E. WEICE, John. WAIDAG, James.WEEDEN, Edward. WALTERS, Napoleon. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, January 20, 1871
DIED. J. R. LEVEW, aged 43, died in this place last Saturday.
CATHERINE, wife of JAMES WILSON, died near Pleasant Grove on the 7th. A newly-born infant was buried with her.
The old SAW MILL at PLEASANT GROVE has been sold, and is to be removed 2-1/2
miles north of the village. The Pleasant Grove folks have purchased a new mill
to replace the old one.
THOS. PATTY'S HARNESS SHOP, in Pleasant Grove, took fire from an ash-box on the morning of the 8th. The flames were luckily discovered in time to prevent a general conflagration involving most of the village.
NATHAN SHOWERS alias JOHN SHAFER, the Democratic Constable of Union Township, who ran away with one man's horse and another man's money, in October last, has been heard from in Missouri. He is still at large.
Contrary to expectations, LANDIS was acquitted in the Common Pleas Court last week
The PLEASANT GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL, under the management of Prof. McAFEE and his accomplished wife, is said to be prospering finely...
We cheerfully acknowledge ourself under obligations to Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN
for the Union Township items in this paper.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, February 10, 1871
The Baptist Church of Rochester has secured the services of Elder A. L. SEWARD as pastor...
Miss SHEPHERD, a Rochester artist, has had on exhibition at Brown's Book Store, for several days, a very nice painting. It is to be, or has been, disposed of by lottery.
AL. WARD, a well known resident of this place, is reported to have been
playing sharp tricks on some of his old neighbors. Last week he induced R. N.
RANNELLS, WM. WALLACE, Jr., and another party to entrust him with three horses
to sell at Logansport. Time ran on and nothing was heard from Ward till last
Friday, when a letter was received from him charging all parties not to be
uneasy, as he would be back next day and account for the property entrusted to
him. He did not make his appearance the next day nor the day after, and, on
Tuesday, Rannells and Wallace started to Logansport. They have not yet returned,
but word has reached here that Ward, after selling the horses at low prices,
started West on the same day the letter alluded to above was written. It is
doubtful whether any of them can be recovered, except the Wallace horse, and
that only on the ground that the person who entrusted it to Ward was a minor and
did not obtain his father's consent.
Ward has two brothers living here, both of whom appear very much grieved at his conduct. But surely no blame can attach to them, as they were not parties to the transaction, and are known to be honest men.
A neck-tie sociable was hold at the residence of WM. STURGEON, Esq., under the auspices of the Presbyterian Sabbath School, Tuesday evening...
(Administrator's Notice) JOHN W. BRAMAN appointed Admr of the estate of ELIZABETH BRAMAN, late of Fulton county, deceased. Feb. 10, 1871.
(Administrator's Sale) ELEANOR M. MOW, Sr., HENRY F. MOW, Admrs of the estate
of DAVID MOW, deceased, will sell real estate (described) ... January 30, 1871.
ESSICK & CONNOR, Attorneys.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, February 17, 1871
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, near Rochester, on Tuesday,
February 14, 1871, by Rev. W. PATTINSON, Mr. JAMES S. WILDER and Miss HESTER A.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, February 24, 1871
Mrs. J. N. INGRIM, of Pleasant Grove, has just finished a quilt that contains
ten thousand different pieces.
Professor C. T. WOOD, Principal of the Rochester Public School, has been compelled to resign his position on account of a throat disease.
The CATHOLICS of Union and Wayne Townships contemplate building a RESIDENCE FOR THEIR PRIEST, near their church, at the Bowman School House.
Born on the 2d inst., Miss ALPHAGA OMEGO LEITER. -Kewanna Times.
A superior article of sorghum molasses, manufactured by Esq. W. L. KOONTZ... may be found at F. Richter's store.
.Mr. and Mrs. LEVI MERCER celebrated their crystal wedding (fifteenth anniversary) last Tuesday evening ...
The School Examiner, we learn, compliments Mrs. McAFEE, wife of the Principal of the Kewanna School, very highly... Mrs. McAfee is the daughter of Capt. EWING, and is well known in Rochester.
MARRIED. February 20, 1871, by Rev. W. PATTINSON, at the residence of the bride's father in Rochester, Mr. JOHN M. GORDON and Miss MARY E. DAVIS...
We hear of a number of our citizens who arc making arrangements to migrate to
the West. Among the number are G. W. GROW, W. T. BAKER, JEREMIAH SMITH and HENRY
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, March 3, 1871
(Administrator's Sale) VERNON GOULD, Admr. of the Estate of LAFAYETTE and WALLACE TRUE, late of Fulton county, will sell personal property... March 3, 1871.
(Administrator's Notice) HENRIETTA SPRAY appointed Admx of the estate of JAMES H. SPRAY, late of Fulton county, deceased. Feb. 18, 1871.
(Administrator's Notice) LEMUEL W. SHELTON appointed Admr of the Estate of HENRY D. ALSPACH, late of Fulton County, deceased. Feb. 28, 1871.
DIED. ELI SMITH, an old and worthy citizen of this county, died at his residence near Green Oak, last Saturday.
WILE & ALLMAN have removed their stock of groceries, etc., to the room two doors south of Ashton's Bank...
Lieut. JACOB LEITER, now of Lafayette, but formerly of this place, paid his old home a visit last week...
WM. WALLACE will take possession of the CENTRAL HOUSE in a few days, and enter upon the duties of landlord thereof..
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending Feb. 28th, 1871:
ALSPACH, Mary, Mrs. ALLEN, Isaac. ADAMSON, J. W., Mr. ARNELL, Joseph G. BORDINE, W. E. BENNETT, Z. BOWMAN, Hugh. CARTER, Thomas. CARR, Alice, Miss. COON, Z. V. R. CARRIE, Laura, Mrs. COLEMAN, Z. EULONG, Phoeba L., Mrs. FRANK, Charles A. GERHR, Mr. F. GREENE, Charles R. E. GELESPYE, Owen, Mr. HOOVER, Jennie, Miss. HARRIS, Julia, Mrs. HOGAN, Eliza J. HAMLOCK, John. HARSH, Isabell, Mrs. HEROLD, Phillip, Mr. JONES, Wm. H. KONOYER, Louisa, Mrs. KELLER, A. J. LOAK, L. M. MELVIN, Polly H., Mrs. McCONNELL, G. W. MILLER, Nancy, Mrs. MILLER, Catherine, Mrs. MURLEY, George, Mr. MARSHALL, Ludwick. MYERS, Juda, Mrs. NIXON, Katie, Miss. NEFF, James. NELONS, Thomas, Mr. OVERMYER, Jacob, Mr. PRUI, H. J. RICE, Jennie, Miss. ROSS, Jeremiah, Mr. RIDER, Vergil, Miss. RAUSION, Leah. RANCE, Mary, Mrs. STEIM, G., Mr. SOWERS, John, Mr. SCHAAF, Joseph (foreign). SMITH, Cynthia, Mrs. SNYDER, Theodore. SHOEMAKER, Rebecca. SHIELDS, John. TILLMAN, John. VERMYRE, Louisa, Mrs. WINDBIGLER, Henry. WHITMORE, Sarah.
WELLS, Nellie, Mrs. WAGONER, G. W. WHITE, Sarah, Miss. YOUNG, Sarah, Miss. IRWIN & MOORE, Messrs.
LIST OF LETTERS upon which postage has not been paid:
Miss Anganette HARVEY, Royal Centre, Ind. Wm. A. ROBERTS, Plymouth, Ind. Wm. METZGER, LaGrange, Ind. Allen MOLER, Walnut, Ind. Mrs. Anne HAYNES, Toledo, Ohio. MILITARY CLAIM AGT., Indianapolis, Ind. John LELAND, Denver, Ind. Miss Mary J. SHOEMAKER, Gilead, Ind. Miss Martha TURNER, Tiptown, Ind. Mr. F. A. WELLS, ( ----). - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
The Ebenezer Baptist Church (four miles south of Rochester) holds its services on the first and third Sabbaths of each month... C. CORNELIUS, Ch. Clk... J. BISHOP, Pastor...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, March 10, 1871
RIOT. A disgraceful row occurred in our city, on last Saturday night... Some of the Railroad employees got on a "bum," and "done up the town," in the usual style of such whiskey inspired desperadoes ... A man by the name of JOHN LANDRIGAN... was the victim of a bloody assault and battery, which came near terminating his life. He got involved in a hand to hand contest with two men named WILLIAM JACKSON and WILLIAM WINNEY, and in the struggle, was stabbed in the back...- Peru Sentinel.
(Administrator's Sale) L. W. SHELTON Admr of the estate of HENRY D. ALSPACH, late of Fulton county, deceased, will sell at the residence of the decedent, three miles southeast of Rochester, on the Wabash Road, personal property... March 8, 1871.
DOC. COLLINS is keeping a first-class restaurant at Hassler's old stand...
F. GILMAN, of the ROCHESTER FOUNDRY & MACHINE SHOP, is getting up a new cast-iron plow, which cannot fail to become extremely popular among farmers ...
An extraordinary religious revival has just been brought to a close at the YELLOW CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Newcastle Township ... conducted by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK...
KEWANNA CORRESPONDENCE. A citizens' meeting was held at the M.E. Church, on
Friday evening of last week, for the purpose of adopting means to prohibit the
sale of liquors... called to order by ELI LEITER... prayer by Rev. J. W. CRANE,
Father SPARKS made a timely and earnest address ...
... a small lot has been purchased of Mr. KILMER, and a small building has been moved thereon, with the front side behind, the door facing toward Zouck, Street & Co's Grist Mill (for a saloon)...
The German Reform Church have secured the services of Rev. H. SANDEE, of Henry County, Ohio, for one year... It was rumored that his residence would be here, but a later report locates him at Winamac, where he preaches, as well as at Pulaski, Bruce's Lake and Pleasant Grove.
Messrs. Zouck, Street & Co. have purchased a new circular saw and machinery...
The Methodist Episcopal Church is now undergoing repairs ...
PETER APT, Esq., has sold his farm, near town, to Mr. MILLS, who will take possession this week. Mr. Apt and family have gone to Ohio on a vist.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's mother, March 5, 1871, by Rev. J. W. CRANE, Mr. LAFAYETTE BALL, of Cass County, and Miss MARY DEMOSS, of Monterey, Pulaski County.
ISAAC CANNON, Jr., has removed his harness shop from this place to Winamac, and has associated with him in the business Mr. MYERS, of this county.
Mr. EWING, father-in-law of Prof. J. M. McAFEE, will occupy the building vacated by Mr. Cannon.
Elder McGRAW expects to remove to Fulton soon, but will continue his services in this place as heretofore.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, March 17, 1871
ORDINANCE NO. XVI. (establishing sidewalk grade) ...D. S. ROSS, President of the Board. Attest: L. M. SPOTTS, Clerk.
JOHN EDWARDS has bought the room adjoining his saloon on the north, and is
refitting the same.
JOHN STALLARD is the best musician in Rochester...
MERCER & SHEPHERD intend to erect a double-store brick building opposite the southwest corner of the public square, during the coming season.
Capt. H. LONG and family were carried off with the Western fever last week. We wish them the best of luck in their new home.
CURG. RANNELLS, of this place, was an applicant for the cadetship at West Point, but was judged to be under size. He ranked among the highest in point of educational qualifications.
Dr. J. E. BRACKETT and SCOTT RANNELLS contemplate a prolonged visit to Europe for the purpose of perfecting themselves in medical science. They will start in a few weeks.
CHRIS. HOOVER intends to have a good foundation under the brick house he proposes to erect on the corner of Jefferson and Meridian streets. He has collected a big pile of niggerheads for that purpose.
ED. HORTON has purchased the stock and fixtures of BEARSS' GROCERY STORE, and will carry on the business at the same stand...
SMALL POX... There has been but one case reported.-- that of Mr. LAFAYETTE BRYAN, principal of the Rochester Public School. He has been in town but a short time... He had just closed a school at Chili, Miami County, where it is supposed he contracted the disease....
KEWANNEE ITEMS. ... Messrs. J. C. PHILLIPS and ELI LEITER have purchased the
hand press formerly used in the Rochester Sentinel office, and an enlargement of
the KEWANNEE TIMES is now anticipated...
DIED. We had omitted to notice the death of an infant son of Capt. A. T. and MATILDA JACKSON, whose burial took place Feb. 27, 1871.
MARRIED. At the residence of RUFUS BLAIR, on Thursday evening, March 8th, by Rev. J. W. CRANE, Mr. LEWIS C. MILLS and Miss RACHEL APT. All of Pleasant Grove.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, March 24, 1871
J. H. BEEBER and lady recently returned from a visit to Pennsylvania. John is
a native of the Keystone State.
JOHN EDWARDS is remodeling the room formerly occupied by SHORE & MACKEY, and is making a nice store thereof...
JAS. A. BRAMAN, Esq., has traded his farm for Iowa land, and will soon remove to that State.
F. N. RICHARDSON, Assessor of Henry Township, advertises a sale for the 13th proximo, and talks about removing to the West.
A young horse, which was being driven by a lad named ANTHONY SHORES, ran away last Tuesday with the vehicle to which he was attached. The driver was thrown out near Kammerer's Blacksmith Shop and pretty badly bruised ...
Rev. J. W. CRANE has consented to act as our agent at Pleasant Grove ...
We drove out to LINCOLN last Sunday, and passed through the principal street of that metropolis. Evidences of improvement were everywhere apparent. Lincoln is a bran new town, having grown from the stump since the completion of the C.C. & L. R.R. It has a good and neat M.E. Church edifice already, and another denomination is talking about erecting a church building during the coming season. Real estate commands about the same price as in Peru and Rochester.
We took dinner last Sunday at the residence of W. A. HORTON, in the edge of Miami County... In front of the residence are specimens of evergreens, while on the south is a splendid maple grove. Mr. Horton is a successful bee-keeper... He has some sixty or seventy hives... We were interested in and not a little surprised at the extent of his machinery and superiority of his work in the edge-tool business. We had expected to see a country blacksmith shop, but found machinery for making axes, gumming and filing saws, &C...
KEWANNA ITEMS. The post office, and also the office of Drs. SMITH &
JACKSON, has been removed from Robbin's Block to H. Johnson's Furniture Store,
on the opposite side of the street.
Mrs. ANDREW JACKSON, who resides about two miles west of here, gave a splendid dinner to a party of friends on Thursday of last week, which occasion was the celebration of Mr. Jackson's birthday. Mr. J. has the honor of being ANDREW JACKSON'S successor by name and birth, as they were born on the same day of the month...
It is grand ... the workmanship on the inside of the M.E. Church, which was executed by Messrs. ROSSMAN & HOUSTON, of this place...
On Thursday of last week, the wife of Rev. H. SANDEE, pastor of the German Reform Church at this place, when in the country, sitting in the buggy holding the horse, while Mr. S. called at a house, became frightened, some bees having attacked the horse, and jumped from the buggy, breaking one of her limbs. She is now convalescent.
(Administrator's Notice) POLLY MASTERS appointed Admx of the estate of CHRISTIAN MASTERS, late of Union Township, Fulton county, deceased. March 24, 1871.
(Administrator's Notice) I. CONNOR, appointed Admr of the estate of SAMUEL O.
LINE, late of Fulton county, deceased. March 10, 1871.
ROCHESTER UN-TON SPY - Friday, April 7, 1871
T. M. CULVER, the "Boy Preacher," will commence a protracted meeting at Rochester, on Saturday night before the second Lord's day in April.
MARRIED. On the evening of March 26th, at the residence of the officiating
clergyman, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. JOHN R. STALLARD and Miss HATTIE BLANCHE
KEYS, all of this county.
FIRE. Last Friday, about noon, the residence of Esq. BITTERS was discovered to be on fire ... extinguished...
Last Saturday morning, about one a.m., some practical jokers set fire to an out-house, which they had carried on the commons east of Main street. ... their joke cost one now in the grave several days of life. The wife of Rev. FRANK TAYLOR, who was lying sick at the house of a daughter, heard the alarm and ran out doors from a warm bedroom, in her nightclothes, into the chilly air. She was in the last stages of consumption, and congestion resulted from the exposure, hastening her death several days ...
KEWANNA ITEMS. Mr. JAMES BENNETT, formerly a resident of Union Township, and
who... was totally blind when he removed to Ohio, has so far recovered his sight
as to be able to see objects of a large size at a distance ...
JOHNNY WILSON and his sister, and NELSON BENNETT, who have been attending the Valparaiso Male and Female College, returned home on Saturday last. Mr. Bennett will return at the beginning of the next term.
Mr. HILFICKER, who has been afflicted for several months with a disease that has so far baffled the skill of physicians, is still on the decline.
Elder McGRAW, of the Baptist Church, is building a new house.
CLOSE OF SCHOOL... declamations of Misses ANNA SHOUP and LUCETTA RITCHEY... oration of Mr. ROBERT EWING (and) REUBEN MINTON.
Miss LUCETTA RITCHEY began her first term of school,
on Monday last, four miles south, and Miss LIZZIE McGRAW is engaged to teach at the MOON SCHOOL House, five miles northeast of Kewanna.
FUNERAL of Mr. LEANDER DICKSON, an old settler of this county, took place from his residence on Thursday afternoon of last week, and were conducted by Elder McGRAW. Mr. Dickson had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than forty years. Mrs. DICKSON is quite ill.
Mr. H. JOHNSON, who has successfully conducted the cabinet business in this place for some months past, has sold his stock and entire interest to J. N. INGRIM, Esq., who was formerly engaged in the business here.
On Friday of last week several ladies, with the assistance of Capt, A. T. JACKSON and JACOB ODAFFER, trimmed the pulpit and put down carpet
H. B. APT, Esq., is buying cattle... Master DAN COPNER, 14 years of age, can accomplish more work at the carpenter's bench than many men of years' experience ...
DIED. -On Monday, April 3d, in Rochester, at the residence of O. P. OSGOOD,
LUCINDA S. TAYLOR, wife of FRANK TAYLOR, aged 48 years.
-At the residence of his mother in Rochester, on Thursday, April 6, GEORGE DAVENPORT, aged 37 years.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending March 31, 1871:
ANDERSON, Mahala. ANDERSON, Mr. Francis. ANDERSON, Ira. BAILEY, Richard. BRINK, Miss Martha. BROWN, Thomas. BLADOON, Jessie. BOWMAN, Hugh. CARTS, George. DAKOO, Marcus. ELDEN, Rev. T. G. FAIRCLOTH, James M. GOODRO, Mrs. Margaret. GORE, J. M. GRAY, Henry. HILL, Charles W. HALSE, Mrs. Lib. HUNTER, Charles. HAMES, S. HUFFMAN, Mary. HULSOMAN, J. HOOVER, Franklin P. JOHNSON, L. M. JOSEPH, Mrs. KENNEDY, J. C. KEEL, Miss Mattie. KENNEDY, Royal. MOORE, Wm. A. MOLLISA, Elizabeth. McCLURE, Mrs. Christena. MITSFAIR, Mr. Horace. MACKESTER, Mrs. Anna. OHLER, Solomon. PRICE, Joseph, PAUL, G. T. ROBBERTSON, Sarah J. RAGAN, Mrs. Cath. SCOTT, Walter. SHAMP, Eliza J. SMITH, Mr. Nelson. TROUTMAN, A. M. TOWNS, Davis. VAN, Sarah. WOLF, Frank. WAGONER, Sol, Jr. WILLIAMSON, Philip. - - - - Mrs. E. P. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, May 5, 1871
STRAYED OR STOLEN... on the last day of March, 1871, a heavy red cow... WILLIAM BARRETT.
(Proceedings in Attachment) J. W. SNYDER vs J. G. BURKHART, SUSAN BURKHART and J. W. BURKHART... this 21st day of April, 1871. BENNEVILLE STAMM, Justice.
(Application for License) ... to sell liquors... in Rochester, in the back room on the lower floor of that part of the 2-1/2 story frame building known as the MAMMOTH BUILDING, situtated upon the south half of the south half of lot number Sixty-one, old plat... JOSEPH WEIDNER.
J. S. CHAPIN & CO. have leased the water mill.
Capt. DAVID RADER and Mr. SAMUEL DAWSON, of this county, are now in Missouri, driving eastward a large herd of cattle. This stock will be fed on the prairies of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana, until fit for market.
A horse attached to a buggy, which was being driven by a boy named BYBEE, ran away last Monday, and on turning a corner, the occupants, the boy and his mother, were thrown out. The lady was severely bruised, and the boy was much hurt by the wheels passing over his body.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending April 30th, 1871:
BOYCE, Jas. R. BROUGH, John. BAILEY, A. S. BACHIT, Mrs. Hannah. COWEN, Wm. P. CARIS, George. DUNLA, Mrs. Clarisa. DEATER, Miss Rachael A. DUKES, Marcus. EVERETT, Miss Laura. ELISHA, Mr. FAGERT, Mr. Wm. FAULKNER, C. R. FLORA, Ellen. FREEMAN, James J. GROVES, Mrs. Amanda. GRALY, J. W. HILLABUSH, Benjamin. HUTCHINSON, D. W. HENDERSON, Mr. Eli HUNTER, Mrs. Sallie. JONES, William. JAMES, D. W. JOHES, Isaac. LEWIS, Mrs. W. MILLER, Miss Hester. MATTHEW, John. MILLER, John W. MYERS, George W. McDANIELS, Mrs. Sarah. MACLY, Mr. Wm. RICE, Jessie. STALLMAKER, Barbara. SHARR, Mary. SHUTE, Miss Nancy. STARES, Miss Almira. SMITH, James. SEVARNS, Joseph R. SCHAFFER, Albert. SLERRART, Mary A. VAN, Sarah. WEAR, James. WENTZEL, John. WILLISMIEN(?), Phillip. WOLF, Mr. Frank. WALTERS, Miss Catharine. YLU(?), Simon. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
TREASURER OF ROCHESTER REPORT... (receipts) JOHN GAST, ANDREW GAST, JOSEPH WEIDNER, JOHN EDWARDS, A. J. EDWARDS, AUGUSTIA MEISCH... (expenditures) WM. H. MATTINGLY, A. G. PUGH, LEVI MERCER, E. CALKINS, HUDSON STILES, MERCER & SHEPHERD, G. BRAINARD, JOHN BEEBER, L. & W. TRUE, F. B. ERNSPERGER, THOMAS NEWHOUSE, N. SELBY, SILAS MILLER, JOHN KEWNEY, O. M. KEWNEY, J. P. MYERS, BATES & WINANS, FRANK LOWERY, A. P. HOLDER, D. S. ROSS, J. W. ROSS... - - - - J. W. ROSS, Corporation Treasurer.
HERMAN & BROWN, Attorneys, have removed their office to the southeast
rooms of the MASONIC BUILDING.
Miss HOLWELL, of the firm of Mrs. Plank & Co., has ... brought on a new stock of the latest styles of Summer Millinery Goods.
S. V. TRACY and LEVI EMRICK have opened a meat market in the room formerly occupied by the tobacco store ...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, May 12, 1871
The oven for a new bakery is being erected in rear of the CORNELIUS BUILDING.
JO. BEEBER will make Indianapolis the scene of his labors this summer. Success attend him.
Rev. J. H. CISSEL, of Laporte, and Rev. T. C. STRINGER, of Rochester, exchanged pulpits last Sabbath.
H. L. POST of this place, owns a bay gelding that is said to be able to trot a mile inside of three minutes
The lumber for the sidewalk to the Odd Fellows; Cemetery is all on the ground, and the improvement will be pushed to an early completion.
Mr. SHANNON MACKEY has assumed the badge of office and duties of Marshal ...
The capacity of the WALLACE HOUSE is being increased by the addition of several rooms. The business room on the first floor is being partitioned off for use.
The residence of JOHN ROBBINS, Esq., on the Michigan Road, near Ralstin's Tavern, was burned to the ground Tuesday night...
DIED. At his residence four miles south-east of Rochester, on Saturday, May
6th, 1871, Mr. G. W. CLAYTON, aged 56 years.
The deceased was one of the first settlers of Fulton County, having resided within its limits nearly thirty-two years. He was, in every respect, a worthy and upright man, respected by all his neighbors and acquaintances ...
SAD AND CURIOUS MISHAP.
A serious accident happened to a little daughter of C. W. EDINGER,
of Richland Township, on
Sunday evening last. Mr. E. was in the barn loft throwing out hay for his horses, and, finding a hen's nest, called his little girl to receive the eggs. He threw them, one at a time, into her lap, and she laid each on the ground, until the whole number was received, when she stopped to pick them up. The father waited... and then threw out all the hay he wanted, and finally, tossed the fork to the ground. The child, however was under the hay, and one tine of the fork glancing behind her right ear, penetrated the spinal column between the second and third cervical vertebrae, injuring the spinal cord sufficiently to cause paralysis of the left leg instantly... under the care of Drs. HILL & HECTOR. It is believed that she will finally recover.
THE ROCHESTER BANK... established here in July, 1866 ... the genial cashier, Mr. A. C. COPELAND... Mr. Copeland is the youngest of five brothers, all of whom are bankers, four of the number being now actively engaged in the business.
A CARD... I take this most popular method of introducing myself... I have accepted a situation with Messrs. Feder & Silberberg, in their Clothing Department... J. ABRAHAMS.
(Notice of Election) annual Election of the members of the MUD CREEK DRAINING
COMPANY will be held at the Carriage Shop of THOMAS GARLINGHOUSE, in Perrysburg,
Miami County, Indiana, on Saturday, June 10th... THOMAS GARLTNGHOUSE, Secretary,
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, May 19, 1871
Esquire BITTERS is pushing his now brick dwelling to an early completion. It will be a convenient and elegant structure.
RUNAWAY. Last Monday, as Mr. GAST, of Akron, was tying his horse in front of BECK'S GROCERY STORE the animal became frightened at a passing train and ran away. Mrs. GAST was seated in the buggy, from which she was thrown, breaking her arm and bruising her about the head and face. The vehicle was wrecked.
The CINCINNATI, CHICAGO & LOUISVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY is no more, having sold its line to the PERU & INDIANAPOLIS R. R. Co. Through trains from Indianapolis to Michigan City, where close connections to Chicago will be made, will soon commence running...
TEMPERANCE LECTURE. We are requested to give notice that Hon. G. A. NETHERTON, of Stark County, will deliver a lecture on TEMPERANCE in Rochester, on Thursday evening, May 25 ...
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL. Monthly Report... for the month ending May 12th,
1871 ... The pupils attaining the highest per cent were as follows: Arithmetic,
CURG. RANNELLS 100; Geography, MARION REITER and SHERMAN CHANDLER, each 100;
Philosophy, ALLA SHOUP and FRANK HECTOR, each 100; Eanglish Grammar, LUCY SMITH,
EVA HEFFLEY, FRANK HECTOR, ELLA WALLACE and CLARA WALKER, each 100; Spelling,
LUCY SMITH, EMMA DENISTON, ALLA SHOUP and ELLA WALLACE, each 90... LAFE BRYAN,
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, May 26, 1871
The warehouse in rear of the Fromm building has been removed to the west side of Main Street, and is to be used as a flour and feed store by A. L. BOWMAN & CO.. This firm propose to supply the citizens of Rochester with the AUBBEENAUBBEE FLOUR, which is such a great favorite with housekeepers and all lovers of good bread hereabouts.
SUICIDE BY STARVATION. Last Sunday an insane man named JAMES W. SMALLEY died at the residence of his brother in Wayne Township, under somewhat peculiar circumstances. He refused food for fourteen days, and literally starved himself to death. The deceased was about 51 years of age, and a single man of considerable property. He lived in Lowell, Cherokee County, Kansas, for three years prior to last April, and began to manifest symptoms of insanity in September last ... it is believed that he allowed the loss of certain moneys loaned to prey upon his mind... He was a millwright and carpenter by trade... He owned five acres in the city of Des Moines, Iowa, besides other real estate of considerable value ... Kansas authorities sent him to his brother in this county. He arrived here on the 22d ult.........
KEWANNA CORRESPONDENCE... Dr. A. R. THOMPSON is building one of the finest
residences in this village... WM. BENNETT of Bruce's Lake will leave this week
to visit his mother who is sick in Ohio. Mr. Bennett is in ill health and it is
hoped the trip will prove beneficial to him... Dr. J. Q. HOWELL formerly of
Marshtown, has removed to this village, where he will resume the practice of
medicine. We have now five regular physicians, besides several
"transients" who visit us occasionally.. Hon. G. A. NETHERTON, agent
of the Indiana State Temperance Alliance, delivered a good sensible temperance
address... Short speeches were also made by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, a temperance
giant, Elder E. M. McGRAW, Capt. TROUTMAN and others .... organizing an
alliance: officers were elected. President, PETER TROUTMAN; Vice President, Dr.
A. R. JACKSON; Recording Secretary, ELI LEITER; Treasurer, GEO. SINGER; Local
Agent, WM. POTTER... Committee: JESSE SPARKS, PETER TROUTMAN and J. W. CRANE ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, June 2, 1871
DAVE RUMMELL, who has been lying sick with a boil at the Central House for
several days, is getting better.
CHRIS. HOOVER lost a portion of his right ear in a scuffle the other day...
Capt. JOHN ELAM has become a citizen of Rochester, and is domiciled in the building south of his father's residence.
Mr. WM. CARTER was prostrated last week by an attack of congestion... He is now ecovering.
HORACE GREEIY KEWNEY took the prize for best penmanship at the close of Prof. MULKINS' school...
We trust that J. A. HUGHSTON, the present freight and passenger agent at this station, may retain his place under the new management...
Mr. M. M. REX was forty-five years old day before yesterday...
ALBERT WALLACE was awarded the prize for most improvement in penmanship in Prof. MULKINS' juvenile class.
A. L. BOWMAN & CO'S new Flour and Feed Store is in the KAMMERER BUILDING, on the cast, instead of the west side of Main Street, as stated last week.
DEL. WARD was severely bruised by a runaway team, north of Lakeville, in St. Joseph County, last Monday. He was thrown to the ground and trampled upon by the frightened animals. His wife and son were in the buggy when it started, but were not hurt much...
The new bridge over Mill Creek, at the Warsaw road, is one of the most substantial structures in the country. Mr. I. T. VAN DUZER was the contractor...
(Non-Resident Notice) JOHN HUNTER vs ELIZABEITI HUNTER, by J. S. SLICK,
Attorney... this 30th day of May A.D., 1871, SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, June 9, 1871
H. S. FARRINGTON may now be found at S. HEFFLEY'S WAGON SHOP.
J. C. LOVELAND, late of the ROCHESTER TIMES, has purchased a Democratic newspaper office in Anderson, Ind.
Mrs. JOHN McDONALD, of this place, is painting a very elegant oil portrait of Dr. PETE.
D. W. LYON and lady have just returned from a six weeks tour through the west ...
DIED. The wife of THOS. WILSON died at her residence, on the Peru road, three miles from Rochester, yesterday.
Mr. GEO. GOSS, who lives on the Michigan Road, about five miles from Rochester, had a valuable horse stolen from his premises night before last... (the suspect) stopped to rest at Mr. BATSON'S, from whence he departed about 11 p.m....
AGRICULTURAL MEETING ... was held at the Court House, in Rochester, June 3d, 1871, for the purpose of organizing an Agrucultural Society... (names mentioned): L. W. SHELTON, A. T. METCALF, STEPHEN DAVIDSON, Mr. PENCE, Mr. KEITH, Mr. SHRYOCK, Mr. MACKEY, Mr. EIDSON, B. WILSON, ENOCH STURGEON, S. KEITH, B. C. WILSON, JOHN PENCE, B. A. EIDSON, C. H. ROBBINS, CAL. VAN TRUMP...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending May 31st:
ANDERSON, G. W. ANDERSON, Washington. ABRAMS, Robert. ADAMS, Mrs. Phoebe. BRUGH, Matilda. BREWER, Elizabeth. BRIGHT, Jacob. CALE, W. R. CRATHERS, Hiram. COOL, Johnathan. CARY, Sophrona. DENNIS, Miss Lavina. DAVIS, Miss Robecka. DENNIS, Miss Cinda. EWING, H. E. FRY, Samuel. GOSS, John V. HOLER, Sylvin. HOWELL, John. HILMAN, Wellington. HURDING, Joseph. ISAACSON, Mr. B. KING, Charles. LONG, Miss Sarah. LAREW, Lewis F. MONTGOMERY, T. H. McCONELLY, John. MACY, Bell. MILLS, Isaac. MORRISON & BLANCHARD. NYE, John Byron. NEWCOMER, Miss Mella. OGDEN, Samuel. OVERMEYER, Louisa. PERSNELL, James M. RIDLEY, J. REAM, Wm. REAM, Mandy J. RUNKLE, Jacob. ROBERTSON, Miss Jane. SPERRY, Frank. SHARPER, Charles. SCHOOL, Joseph. SEWERS, John. SHORE, Clarkson. STEWART, Moley. A. SPARGUE, A. M. WHEELER, Simon. WOOD, Miss Mellisa. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, June 16, 1871
DIED. At her residence in Rochester Township, on Thursday, June 8, 1871, Mrs. ELIZABETH ANN WILSON, wife of THOS. WILSON, aged 38 years and 9 months.
We learn that the STOCKBERGER SAW-MILL, at Bloomingsburg, Newcastle Township,
burned last Sunday night, together with its contents...
Madame CUTHBERT, of Valparaiso, will open a Free Singing School in the Rochester Presbyterian Church ...
MILO SMITH is accused of cherishing State Senatorial aspirations.
JOHN BOCHER, of Argos, called at our office the other day and regaled us with a pleasant chat about "old times."
EMMANUEL KRATZER is running ERNSPERGER & JACKSON'S branch store at LINCOLN...
Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M. of Rochester, has been quite ill for a week or more ... Her fair and efficient deputy, Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, is running the post office.
MOSES LELAND... a handsome "old bach" and ought to be provided with a wife. His brother, ASA, is looking out for himself.
One day last week Mr. GEO. DOWNS concluded to unload his shot gun... The "mud daubbers" had filled the barrel with mud, which had dried in, and when Mr. Downs fired, the cylinder bursted, a piece of it hitting him on the eye. It is feared that the sight is gone, as he has been unable to see any with it since the unfortunate occurrence. - Sentinel.
(Non-Resident Notice) CYRUS BORING vs CATHARINE J. BORING, by J. S. SLICK,
Attorney... this 14th day of June, 1871. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, June 23, 1871
THE SOCIAL EVIL. Is it not time that our citizens should be adopting some
means for the suppression of the "SOCIAL EVIL," which has attained
unwonted growth in this community within the last twelve months. The subject is
not, ordinarily, a proper one for newspaper discussion, but the evil has
attained such alarming proportions under the say nothing policy, that it would
seem to be time to speak out. Already Rochester is notorious as a city of refuge
for fallen women, who come here to escape the rigors of the law threatened in
other places. Finding our authorities asleep, they make little concealment of
their vocation, parading the streets as in cities. The young men of the place
are becoming demoralized, and it is hinted, that not a few married men are the
patrons of these soiled doves. Loathsome disease is being propagated, and more
hideous moral deformity is already apparent in the ranks of the male members of
this community. How long will it be until the infection spreads to the female
inmates of respectable houses? ...
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH... (resolution backing pastor, J. BISHOP., the victim of unfounded rumors) ... G. W. CARTER, J. J. ROBBINS, Committee... at its regular meeting for business, on Saturday, June 17, 1871. JOEL BRUBAKER, Moderator. C. CORNELIUS, Church Clerk.
KEWANNA CORRESPONDENCE. ... WM. C. WILEY, of this township, has a field of wheat, many of the heads of which contain seventy-two grains ... Dr. H. W. JACKSON has removed to MARSHTOWN, and having exchanged residences with Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, succeeds him in the practice of medicine at that place ... MARION INGRIM and family, of Winamac, spent last Sabbath in our village. ELDER SMITH, of Noblesville, Ind., preached three sermons at the Christian Chapel ...
ANOTHER SUICIDE. We learn that on Friday evening last Mr. AARON MULHOLLAND, a German farmer living in Aubbeenaubbee Township, took a dose of poison, from the effects of which he died the following day. Deceased was in town last Friday or Saturday, but when ready to start home could not find his wife. The pair had lived unhappily together for some time, and had parted on several occasions. They had recently quarrelled, and the wife seized the opportunity to leave him when they came to town. Mulholland returned home distracted, and after brooding over his troubles for three days, took the fatal dose. He was rich and childless.
A row occurred at Gast's saloon the other day, in which the proprietor was
badly damaged about the face and eyes, and got his collar-bone broken. FIN.
EMMONS was his antagonist.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, June 30, 1871
DIED. The wife of EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY died in this place last Saturday.
Mr. A. C. BEARSS has received the appointment of mail agent on the I. P. & C. Railroad.
KEWANNA CORRESPONDENCE ... On Saturday evening, while standing on the street reading a letter to Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN, one RICHARD HOGAN sneakingly struck us a blow which knocked us down. Immediately Capt. Troutman returned the compliment ...
DIED. In Roscoe, Mo., on Monday morning, June the 12th, 1871, at 5 oclock
a.m. after a long and painful illness, JANE MARSHAL, wife of W. R. MARSHAL, and
daughter of A. and R. OLIVER aged 30 years, five months, and 17 days.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, July 14, 1871
KEWANNA voted, last Friday week, TO INCORPORATE the village.
J. BECK and wife have broken ground for the erection of a new HOTEL, on their premises, near the railroad.
JOHN TAYLOR, the milkman, keeps us everlastingly in his debt for favors ... basket of fine apples.
TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT. ... meeting in the Court House square... (names mentioned): Dr. ROBBINS, SIDNEY KEITH, Esq., Rev. W. PATTINSON, Col. SHRYOCK, Wm. STURGEON, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS...
HORSE STOLEN. Last Wednesday night a thief stole a horse from JAMES MILLER, who resides at the south end of town. The same party, it is supposed, tried to steal a young horse from the farm of THOS. MERCER, three miles south of Rochester., but finding that he could not ride him, abandoned the animal and made off with the saddle and bridle. Horsestealing is getting to be quite common hereabouts.
KEWANNA CORRESPONDENCE. On Friday morning of last week it was discovered by
Postmaster CARTER, upon entering his store, that burglars had taken possession
of the post office during the night ... They next paid their respects to the
other side of the room, where Dr. JAMES SMITH has his office, and there found a
medical case and some quinine. They must have felt shaky, for they also took all
the quinine found in the drug store of JESSE CARTER and a bottle of bitters ...
next visited the Beer Saloon, down by the mill ... They emptied the drawer of
$25, which Mr. URBINE, the proprietor, had left therein... The tools used to
force an entrance into the post office were found lying on the counter and
identified as the property of MILTON HIGHLAND, from whose shop they were taken.
Every desk in the establishment was opened, including one occupied by H. B. APT,
Esq... Capt. A. T. JACKSON was seen riding Tuesday evening in one of the finest
sulkys that has ever been seen here. It was built by JOHN ROBBINS, one of the
best workmen in the State, and was painted by the ROSSMAN BROS.
DIED. On Saturday last the daughter of C. S. GRAHAM was taken sick, dying the same evening. Her funeral took place from the M.E. Church at 3 p.m. in the afternoon of the next day, and was conducted by Rev. H. H. SANDEE, of the German Reform Church, of which Mr. Graham is a member. Little DORA, a sweet little six year old girl, will be missed at home, at the Sabbath School and elsewhere...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, July 21, 1871
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned in the Wagon Making business ... dissolved. D. BARR, WM. HEFFLEY, July 21, 1871.
The "GAMBRINUS SALOON" has a very neat and tasty sign, which was painted by Mr. DECKER...
Mr. SAMUEL HEFFLEY is putting upon the market a PATENT WAGON BED... called
the Adjustable, Folding Wagon Bed... The invention does away with the labor of
removing a wagon bed, and entirely obviates the danger of frightening the
team... It was patented by HEFFLEY & PETTIT, of Rochester, June 27, 1871.
Mercer & Shepherd's brick is progressing finely. The foundation for CHRIS. HOOVERIS new brick residence has been completed... Esq. BITTERS is occupying a now brick cottage, erected this season. A new store room is being built in the north end of town, by FRED. FROMM. JOHN EDWARDS has fitted up for rent an elegant store room at SHORE & MACKEY'S old stand. A. C. SHEPHERD has much improved the appearance of Plank's old room, with a new front and by elevating the ceiling...
KEWANNA CORRESPONDENCE ... -On Wednesday last Mr. ROBERTS, who resided south
of Kewanna about two miles, was buried in the graveyard near the Moon School
-A daughter of Mr. CHARLES SMITH, aged twelve years, and a little son of Mr. CALVIN, of Wayne Township, died this week.
(Administrator's Notice) ALANSON MILLS appointed Admr of the estates of JAMES
H. MILLS and MARY EVANS, late of Fulton County, deceased. July 21, 1871.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, July 28, 1871
ENLARGEMENT. Without previous announcement or flourish of trumpets, we present our patrons the UNION SPY of this date greatly enlarged and improved... nearly double amount of reading matter.
Dr. VERNON GOULD will resume the practice of medicine in a few days.
JOHN RANNELLS, one of the best workmen in the State, is now employed at KAMMERER'S BLACKSMITH SHOP...
AULT & CRABILL sold last week to Mr. HISSONG, of Bruce's Lake, $2,000 worth of agricultural machinery...
RUSSELL & SIMONS, of Plymouth, manufacture a school desk and seat which is highly spoken of...
The Franklin Printing company evacuated Rochester yesterday, bag and baggage.
Mr. LOVELAND goes to Jeffersonville, Ind., where he expects to start a
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, August 11, 1871
DIED. NELLIE G., infant daughter of Sheriff MONTGOMERY, died in this place last Monday.
FRED PETERSON informs us that the new mill at Fulton has all the work it can do ...
The bail bond for $100 of GEO. W. FREEMAN, charged with assault and battery
on the person of WM. HEFFLEY, has been forfeited by his non-appearance on the
first day of the present term of the Common Pleas Court. GEORGE HAZLITT was his
A. J. EDWARDS and ADAM SCHOLDER had a fight, or rather the former knocked the latter down, Wednesday...
Mr. E. KIRTLAND... has leased for a term of years Mrs. MANN'S building... The room will be adapted to the news and book trade...
The undersigned desire to express their... thanks... friends and neighbors for their attention and kindness during the last sickness and at the burial of our darling babe, NELLIE ... L. M. and L. T. MONTGOMI:RY... August 9, 1871.
THE FLAX FACTORY. The contract for the erection of the necessary buildings
for the Flax Factory has been let to Mr. JACOB STAHL, and the lumber will be
delivered by next Monday week, when the work will begin.
Meantime, Messrs. KELLY & RHINEHART are buying straw, and have already purchased a considerable quantity. Mr. WM. DRUDGE, of Newcastle Township, delivered the first two loads on the ground.
AN ELEGANT MANSION. Mr. CHRIS. HOOVER, the well known furniture dealer, is now putting up, on the corner of Jefferson and York streets, an elegant brick residence... Messrs. BARKDOLL & KENNEDY, contracting carpenters... (building described in detail and at length)...
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL... (sets forth in detail course of study of each grade through third year high school) ... LAFE BRYAN, Principal.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 1, 1871
SAMUEL ANTHONY, of Valparaiso, Judge ROSS, of Peru, and C. H. REEVE, of
Plymouth, are among the distinguished foreign attorneys in attendance upon the
present term of the Fulton Circuit Court.
As soon as this paper leaves the press we will begin the work of removing our office to Mrs. MANN'S BUILDING, on the corner north of Kirtland's Book Store, same block ...
We are indebted to Messrs. JOEL TOWNSEND, of Liberty, N. CLEMENS and WM. HULING, of Henry, P.. S. TROUTMAN and J. W. CARTER, of Union, WM. ASHTON, JONATHAN DAWSON and THOS. OSBORN, of Rochester Township, together with many others, for friendly efforts in extending the circulation of the Union Spy.
Esquire ELAM has purchased Mr. SARGENT'S stock of goods, and installed his son, the Captain and C. W. CAFFYN as managers of the business, in the same room...
The frame work of the FLAX FACTORY was raised last Monday, and the building is already nearly completed... consists of two rooms, the front being two stories high, and will be used as engine rooms. The back room will be used as a drying shed. The entire building is 3Ox7O feet ... The proprietors ... inform us that they have purchased up to this date about 150 tons of flax, paying therefor from $4 to $6 per ton...
DIED. -In Rochester, Wednesday, August 30, 1871, the infant daughter of JAMES
-In Rochester, Wednesday, August 30, 1871, WILLIAM STARK, aged 67 years.
-At the residence of her family, in Henry Township, on Wednesday, August 23d, Mrs. SARAH DAWSON, wife of JAS. DAWSON, Esq., aged 65 years.
Deceased was born in New Jersey, and was united in marriage to James Dawson at the age of 23, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, whither her parents had previously removed. The pair came to Indiana and settled in Fulton County in the year 1837. The deceased witnessed and endured all the struggles and privations of pioneer life, and lived to rear most of her family to manhood and womanhood. She was distinguished for wifely devotion and motherly tenderness, and her demise is universally regretted by a large circle of friends, neighbors and relatives.
TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. We learn that on Saturday last the son of NOAH SHIREMAN, a lad about fourteen years old, met with a terrible and probably fatal accident at the RUGH SAW MILL, in Henry Township. His father was employed in the mill, and at the time was rapairing a belt attached to the engine pump, and the boy was holding it for him to stitch. While thus engaged the lad's sleeve was caught by another belt, and before aid could reach him, he was drawn toward the main shaft, around which he was whirled thirty-five times before the machinery could be stopped. When rescued, it was found that the boy had suffered the fracture of both thighs, the bones of which were also mashed. One arm was broken below the elbow and crushed to the shoulder. He was otherwise much hurt, and, if he recovers, will be a hopeless cripple. The attending physician, Dr. SUTTON, of Akron, told us yesterday that he had hopes that the boy would live.
MARRIED. Last evening Mr. WILHELM BLUHM and Mrs. MARY HALE were united in
marriage... Bluhm... known as "the lame tailor." He is about 30 years
of age... The bride enjoys the advantage of ripe experience in life and
matrimonial ups and downs, her age being 67, and Bluhm being her third
husband... we will hearily entertain the wish that the bride may long continue
to Bluhm in our midst, and that the groom may grow Hale with advancing years.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 8, 1871
DIED. -The wife of Mr. THEODORE ICE died in this place yesterday. Her age was
-PLEASANT BYBEE, an old and respected citizen of this section, died at his residence in Newcastle Township, on the morning of the 7th inst. Deceased was a staunch patriot and an honest man. His demise will be deeply regretted by his many friends in this and adjoining counties.
NEW FLOURING MILL. Messrs. A. L. BOWMAN & CO. have purchased the engine of the BILL WALLACE mill and intend to erect a new mill on the lots east of the old location. The masons will begin work on the foundation next Tuesday, we understand. Messrs. B. & Co. are the manufacturers of the AUBBEENAUBBEE FLOUR...
CIRCUIT COURT RECORD... late term... State on relation of MARY A. CROMER vs
ELIAS HENDERSON; bastardy. Continued.
State on relation of LOUISA DAVIS vs EDWARD B. CHINN; bastardy. Judgment against defendant for $50.
Town of Rochester vs G. W. FREEMAN and G. W. HASLETT; forfeiture of recognizance. Judgment for $100.
State vs. HORACE FOOTE; false pretenses. Nol pross'd.
WALLACE, DIXON and others vs ISAIAH W. PARKER and others; partition. Continued.
TUCKER and others vs PAUL HETZNER; ejectment. Dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
DAVID H. TUCKER and others vs DENBY LOOMIS, NORMAN LOOMIS, B. NYE and ELIZA TONER; ejectment. Dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
JOHN W. BRAMON vs JAMES A. BRAMON; motion overruled. Judgment for plaintiff.
DAVID EDWARDS vs JAMES T. LONG and ELISIIA MILLER; trespass. Continued.
A. J. SINKS vs LONG & MILLER; trespass. Continued.
D. D. PRATT & D. BALDWIN vs JAMES DAUGHERTY and others. Judgment for plaintiff for $13.75.
LUCRETIA MOORE vs SAMUEL HOFFMAN; ejectment. Continued.
SAMUEL HALL and others vs ALEX W. ELLIOTT. Continued.
WALTER DEARDORFF vs W. T. CUTSHALL and ISAIAH ADAMSON. Judgment for plaintiff.
HOLLENBACK vs BLAKEMAN. Judgment for plaintiff.
ISAAC BLACKBURN vs LONG & MILLER; trespass. Continued.
B. F. PORTER vs LONG & MILLER; trespass. Continued.
SHINGOQUAII GODFREY and others vs JOHN W. MILLER; partition. Continued.
ELIZABETH MERRICK vs ALONZO MERRICK; divorce. Continued.
JAMES HARPER vs MILTON HARPER and others; partition. Report confirmed.
JAMES L. BOOTH vs GILBERT LESH and OWEN LAWBAGH; replevin. Dismissed.
FERGUSON vs WHITE. Continued by agreement.
MAGILL and others vs FLEMING; ejectment. Dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
HERMAN vs BATZ and others. Continued.
McCONNELL vs McCOY. Dismissed.
DUMBAULD & STOCKBERGER vs RALSTIN. Dismissed.
RITENOUR vs SURGUY. Venue changed to Marshall Co.
HUFFMAN vs RARRICK. Dismissed.
BURKET vs SHINDLER. Plaintiff suffered non-suit.
BURKET vs S[IINDLER; appeal. Judgment for plaintiff for $177.00.
BRACE vs CROSSGROVE and others; foreclosure. Judgment for $868.40.
HALL vs KNOTT. Continued.
BURT vs PORTER & GUNTER. Continued.
KING vs BRINDLEY. Judgment for plaintiff for $8, 895.
SHAFFNER vs PRESSNEL. Continued.
BARNETT vs STROSNIDER & SUNDERLAND. Continued.
TRENTMAN & SON vs GAST & EWING. Judgment for plaintiff, $68.82.
EWING vs LONG & MILLER. Continued.
THOMPSON vs HISSONG. Dismissed.
STARBUCK vs CORBETT and others. Jury failed to agree; cause continued.
SHRYOCK vs FARRINGTON. Settled.
WIDNER vs TOWN OF ROCHESTER. Continued.
CROG vs BIBBLER. Dismissed.
POWELL vs Board of Commissioners. Continued.
MITCHELL vs MITCHELL. Judgment for $450.
ELAM vs Board of Commissioners. Continued.
State vs A. J. EDWARDS and others; forfeiture of recognizance. Judgment for $100.
State vs CUSTER and others; forfeiture of recognizance. .Judgment for $200.
TREADWAY vs TREADWAY. Divorce granted.
C. C. & L. R.R. vs HARPER and others. Complaint for deed. Deed ordered and made.
Same vs ALSPACH; complaint for right of way. Judgment for plaintiffs.
SAGE and others vs CROOKS & CHERRY. Judgment for plaintiffs for $174.48.
WALLACE vs MEREDITH and others. Judgment for $509.35.
BENJ. ZIGLER vs ELIZABETH and ALCANDER BUCK; breach of promise. Judgment for plaintiff for $10.
LONG executor vs LONG and wife. Judgment and foreclosure, $7,010.
BRACKETT vs Board of Commissioners. Writ of mandate ordered. Cause continued.
HARTSELL vs BUCK and BUCK. Continued.
WOLF vs McCLURE. Judgment for $178.14.
HUDKINS vs TONER. Continued.
TOLERTON vs PECK & PECK. Continued.
MERCER & SHEPHERD vs BRACKETT. Judgment for costs.
RUSSELL vs RUSSELL. Divorce decreed.
BELL, EMERSON & CO. vs PECK & PECK. Dismissed.
RICHARDSON vs RANCE and others. Continued.
SHOCKING ACCIDENT. Last Tuesday, in the forenoon, QUIMBY, son of MOORE RALSTIN, met with a painful and shocking accident on the farm of JOSEPH JACKSON, in Richland Township. He was working in a meadow, which was being mown with a machine, when the driver, a Mr. MILLER, was attacked by bumble bees... Miller called Ralstin to hold the team... Ralstin complied... Miller, having rid himself, returned to work. Ralstin stopped, as he thought, out of the way of the knives... the knives struck him two blows in rapid succession near the left ankle. The first cut through the smaller and two-thirds through the larger bone; the second struck about a half inch lower, through the smaller and slightly into the larger bone ... He was conveyed to the house, a half mile distance, and on the way lost much blood.. Dr. HILL hastened to the scene and dressed the wound. A wedge-shaped fragment of the smaller bone was removed, just above the ankle joint... A council of physicians have decided that amputation will not be necessary.
Messrs. WHITTENBERGERS' warehouse team ran away last Saturday, breaking a leg
for the driver, Mr. GIBNEY, and a leg for one of the horses. The horse was
knocked in the head Monday morning by DUTCH HONAS. He did not do a very good job
of it. (Peru Small Talk)
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, September 15, 1871
Rev. P. S. COOK is the appointee of the M.E. Conference as pastor at this place for the ensuing year... Rev. T. C. STRINGER goes to Frankfort ...
STABLE BURNED. Monday evening last the stable of Mrs. LEAR, three miles west of town, was consumed by fire, together with its contents, including a valuable 2-year old colt. The children had visited the stable with a lamp and accidentally set fire to a heap of scutched flax...
FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS... last week... The Board formally repudiated the bonds issued by the county in aid of the CINCINNATI, CHICAGO & LOUISVILLE RAILROAD... ELLIOTT BAILEY was granted license to sell liquor in Rochester ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, September 22, 1871
BILLIARD SALOON. C. A. HAWLEY would respectfully inform the public that he has fitted up his billiard saloon with new tables and furniture ...
DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned has been dissolved by mutual consent... MEYER WILE, JOSEPH ALLMAN. Rochester, Ind., Sept. 8, 1871.
DIED. Mr. JESSE McKEE, long an invalid, died at the residence of JAMES KEELY, Esq., in Rochester, last Sunday. His disease was Consumption.
JIMMY BABCOCK is in town visiting his old friends. He thinks the Spy necessary to his happiness even in his present home, Greenville, Mich., ...
The ROCHESTER BAKERY AND CRACKER MANUFACTORY is now turning out the best bread we ever tasted... Mr. SCHOLDER has in his employ a baker who is a master workman...
SCHOOL STATISTICS... reports submitted by the Trustees of the eight townships, including the Trustees' report of the Corporation of Rochester.......
LITERARY SOCIETY. A literary society, composed of teachers and students of
the Graded School, has been organized...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, September 29, 1871
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, in Rochester, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1871, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. E. R. HORTON and Miss O. A. HECTOR...
A LIVE REPUBLICAN... Mr. JOEL TOWNSEND, of Liberty Township... has within as many weeks procured five subscribers for the Union Spy...
A FATAL MISTAKE. Last Monday morning Miss MAHALA MACKLIN, daughter of SAMUEL
MACKLIN, Esq., residing near the southern limits of Rochester, took a dose of
strychnine, supposing it to be quinine, and died within an hour thereafter...
after taking the deadly dose, went into a bedroom to do the chamber work. In a
short time the poison began to exhibit its effects, and when her sister found
her a few minutes later, she complained of strange sensations inwardly...
Miss Macklin was highly esteemed by all of her acquaintances. She was a modest, pious and benevolent girl, and the neighbors speak gratefully of her ... kindness and charity...
DIED. -WILLIAM WALTON, infant son of Dr. C. F. HARTER, died in this place
-The infant son and namesake of Mr. J. E. CATES, of Newcastle township, died last Tuesday.
-The wife of WM. McMAIIAN, a most worthy lady, died at her residence, near Rochester, last Saturday.
Our fellow townsman, R. N. RANNELLS, is stumping Ohio in behalf of HEFFLEY'S
PATENT WAGON BED.
Mr. GILMAN has bought and is improving the house and lot formerly occupied by WM. STARK, deceased.
Dr. JOHN McNAB has emerged from the wilds of Northern Michigan, and is now visiting his Rochester friends.
Go to Mrs. CRAVEN'S, two doors north of KEWNEY'S FOUNDRY, for the cheapest Hats and Bonnets. Machine knitting done to order.
QUIMBY RALSTIN, the lad whose leg was chopped off by a mower, recently, thanks to youth and a vigorous constitution, is rapidly getting well.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY - Friday, October 6, 1871
Dr. PLANKIS young and popular assistant, Mr. JOHN H. SHELTON, was very quietly married to Miss (MAXIE M.) HOLLOWELL, last Monday morning...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester Sept. 30, 1871:
ALLEN, Mary, Miss. BLENDEN, Jesse, Mr. BROWN, Phoebe. BREWSTER, Charles H. BACON, Samuel. BOWSHER, Daniel. BAILEY, Samuel. COOLEY, Ebenezer. CARR, Charles. COLLINS, O. B. CLARKE, Arthur. DOWNER, H. G. ELKINS, P. J., Rev. FELTY, Peter. Mr. GENT, G., Mr. HALTHAM & VAIL. HATHAWAY, Carter D. JONES, David. KING, Robert. KRATHWOHL., Frederic. KREMWEK, C. W. MEYERS, Enoch. MARSHALL, Louisa, Mrs. McMACKEY, Janie. MOORE, Nancy. MOORE, Sarah R., Mrs. MOON, Dent. MARTINDALE, Charles J. MOW, A. A. MILLER, Abraham. NIXON, Jennie, Miss. OWENS, Wm. OVERMEYER, Louise. PHILLIPS, Nancy. RODS, John. STALNAKER, Geo., Mrs. THOMPSON, James H. THOMPSON, H. V., Dr. VANDEGRIFT, Amy, Mrs. WILLARD, Jonathan. WAGONER, J. L. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
... CHARLES BROWN, who in early life breasted the waves of the broad Atlantic
to find a home in the New World. His quiet, unobtrusive merit is apparent to all
who come in contact with him in business. Charley is now employed at one of
Tracy & Emrick's meat shops, and his presence there has added vastly to the
business of the firm.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, October 13, 1871
CRABILL & AULT... Grain Drill ... Grass Seed Sower and Surveyor... Clover Separator... We are also dealers in all kinds of Agricultural Machinery, Cane Mills and Evaporators of all sizes, the Condo Plow, &c. A few of Nellis' Harpoon Horse Hay Forks on hand... Office north and in rear of Zimerman's Boot and Shoe Shop and Leather Store. Rochester, Ind...
Rev. W. PATTINSON will preach a sermon on the GREAT FIRE IN CHICAGO, Sabbath
morning, at 10:30 oclock.
Mr. INMAN, whose wife is a sister to Mr. CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, was among the sufferers by the Chicago fire.
One of Mr. JOEL TOWNSENDIS sons fetched us a bushel of very fine apples the other day. Thanks ...
M. B. MATTINGLY, formerly of the spy office, and GEO. LINDSEY, formerly of Rochester, both of whom are now residents of the West Side, Chicago, escaped the fire and its consequences.
... beet... presented to us by Mr. D. M. RANNELLS...
The Wabash Republican says: JOHN W(ILLIAM) BEAR, a young man of Henry Township, Fulton County, had a particle of gun-cap penetrate the cornea and lodge in the iris of one of his eyes; and, learning of the famous skill of Dr. JAMES FORD, he came here to have it removed... within a fortnight he will regain the use of the injured eye...
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY. A few of the citizens of Rochester assembled at the
Court House Tuesday evening, for the purpose of devising means for the relief of
the sufferers by the Chicago fire.
(names mentioned): Col. SHRYOCK, W. H. MATTINGLY, E. E. COWGILL, Dr. ROBBINS, E. CALKINS, WM. HEFFLEY, SIDNEY MOON, F. B. ERNSPERGER, DAN. AGNEW, M. SILBERBERG, A. H. ROBBINS, D. W. LYON, A. K. PLANK, FEDER & SILBERBERG, L.HEILBRUN, JOSEPH DEMPSTER, HERMAN & BROWN, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, JOHN ELAM, JONAS MYERS, DAVID BARB, JESSE SHIELDS, BROWN & SCHOLDER, M. WILE, DAVID RANNELI,S, J. B. ELLIOTT, CHAS. LANGSDORF, L. M. DOWNEY, WM. ASHTON, WM. P. BALL, Dr. DANZIGER, C. HOOVER, A. C. COPELAND, W. H. DENISTON, W. HEFFLEY, MOSES LELAND, WM. HARPSTER, ASA LELAND, Dr. WM. HILL, OBED ALLEN, MOORE RALSTIN, A. MEISCH, Dr. S. S. TERRY, Rev. W. PATTINSON, C. L. JONES, JOSEPH MELVILLE, JOHN RANNELLS, R. N. RANNELLS, JOSEPH MYERS, F. K. KENDRICK, JOHN STALLARD, JOSEPH CARR, C. F. HARTER, ELLIOTT BAILEY, J. T. GAINER, F. GILMAN, S. A. NYE, Dr. C. HECTOR, C. A. MITCHEL, LAUER & DEICHMAN, ISAAC NICODEMUS, C. WELCH, FARACHAN & CLEARY, JOHN MOORE, JERRY BARBER, C. A. HAWLEY, C. F. STEIGLITZ, R. WALLACE, O. C. SMITH.
Rochester, Ind., Oct. 11, 1871. To the Mayor of Chicago: Fulton County hears
the cry of the hungry and houseless, and sends such food as can be cooked and
forwarded to-day. A car-load or more of potatoes, flour, cornmeal, beans, bacon,
&c., will be shipped to-morrow. COMMITTEE.
Chicago, Oct. 12, 1871. To the Committee at Rochester: Thanks, and God prosper Fulton County. You have done nobly. R. B. MASON, Mayor.
ADJACENT FIRES. The farms and prairies on nearly all sides of Rochester were swept over by fire within the last ten days. Many tons of hay, miles of fences, and some stock have been burned. ... Grave fears were entertained Monday that the fires would reach Rochester, where everything was as dry as tinder... A meeting was held in the Court House to take measures to stamp out the first appearance of fire, and patrols were formed, who paraded the street all night until driven in by the rain. The Trustees were requested to cause additional wells to be dug wherever needed, and to appoint fire wardens to examine flues, etc .... One-third of the flues in Rochester ought to be condemned and rebuilt before cold weather sets in.
Three fugitives from the Chicago fire, our wife's parents and sister, arrived
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, October 20, 1871
A Description of the "Sunset Poet" as Hee Appeared in New York
... Not much above the medium height is he; slight, pale, stooping, and with a timidity in his very step which is almost painful. His voice is thin, low, and slightly hesitating, and suggests a tendency to consumption. His head is handsome, and his sunny hair grows long down upon his broad forehead. His whiskers and moustache are lighter and flossier even than his hair, and partly conceal a very sensitive mouth. His eyes are violet in shade and sad in expression. He speaks little, and smiles seldom; but when he does either the effect is charming. He dresses very quietly, though slightly in the Pacific style. His suit was black, or very dark plain cloth, and neat, but not without the evidences of wear. His shirt was a delicate hair-line of blue and white, and his artistic love of color was manifest only by his scarlet necktie. His hat, poet-like, was sombrero.
He is probably the most unpretending man that ever turned the heads of poet lovers ... He looks like a man who was familiar with sorrow, but who was too proud to cry out in his suffering, except now and then in a rhythmed wail, which brought responsive tears from all who listened...
The 47th Indiana "reuned" in Logansport on the 20th. About 100 comrades were present; among the rest, Lieut. E. R. HERMAN, of Rochester, who made a speech.
SIDNEY MOON is building a nice dwelling house near his own residence.
Mr. COWGILL is putting up two neat dwelling houses on the lot south of the Court House.
DIED. The wife of W. G. OSBORNE, of Richland Township, died on the 17th, aged 45 years. She was a worthy woman and a consistent Christian.
The town authorities are sinking new wells along Main street, and have two
already completed. Water is generally obtained at a depth of twelve or fifteen
R. P. SMITH, the head-clerk and Bookkeeper at ERNSPERGER & JACKSON'S three stores, is on furlough, inspecting the ruins of Chicago...
The Chicago fire went for our "inside" ... This issue of the spy is
delayed in consequence of the misfortune that overwhelmed Mr. KELLOGG,..from
whom... four pages.. printed...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, October 27, 1871
PUBLIC SALE... on his premises, two miles south of Rochester, on the Michigan
Road ... personal property... WILLIAM MOORE. Rochester, Ind. Oct. 27, 1871.
(Application for License)... to sell liquors ... in Rochester... on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-one old plat ... being situated on Main street ... ANDREW J. EDWARDS. Rochester, Ind. Oct. 17, 1871.
DISSOLUTION. The late firm of FROMM & ROBBINS has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, A. L. Robbins withdrawing... J. F. FROMM, A. L. ROBBINS. Rochester, Ind., October 24, 1871.
One day last week CHARLEY, son of A. J. EDWARDS, got his arm dislocated while at play on the school grounds.
Mrs. HARDY PARKER sent our folks a pail-ful of toothsome apple butter, the other day. Thanks.
A note of hand drawn in favor of, and endorsed on the back by, WILLIAM ROADS,
was recently picked up on the street in Rochester. The owner can have it by
proving property and paying for this notice.
REMOVAI,. Mrs. PLANK & CO., have removed their Millinery establishment to the west side of Main street, and may now be found at Kirtland's old stand...
KEWANNA ITEMS. ... JOHN T. ROBBINS has gone to Winamac to move houses. J. N. INGRIM is going to move to Cincinnati this week...
A. TAYLOR, of Rochester, pays the highest market price in cash for all kinds of Grain and Produce at his warehouse, corner of Main St. and the Warsaw road...
Liberty Township contains another live Republican in the person of Mr. T. J.
HOLCOMB ... paid us $8 this morning for four more papers to be sent to some of
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, November 3, 1871
Wheat, Oats, Clover Seed and Dressed Hogs... I would request the farmers to rush in with their wagons loaded... first door west of Masonic Building. JOHN D. BROWN. Rochester, Ind. Nov. 4, 1871.
MILO R. SMITH is a lucky man. He steps out of the Recorder's Office, where he has made hosts of friends ... into a law partnership with Mr. SIDNEY KEITH...
NEW PAPER. The "BOURBON MIRROR" is the proposed name of a new Republican journal, the first number of which will be issued at Bourbon, Marshall Co., on or about the first of December, 1871. ... Edited and published by I. MATTINGLY and WILLIAM GEDDES...
KEITH & SMITH, Attorneys at Law. Office in second story of MASONIC BUILDING, on west side Main street, Rochester, Ind.
STRAYED. From the premises... in the town of Fulton, Fulton County, Ind,
about the latter part of September last, one Filly... H. C. SELLARS. Fulton,
Ind., Nov. 3, 1871.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, November 10, 1871
(Estray Notice) Strayed from the subscriber on the 13th of Oct., one cow... deliver her to me at the Steam Mill at Rochester... F. W. MOSS, Rochester, Ind. Nov. 10, 1871.
HOTEL BURNED. Monday afternoon last the HOTEL BUILDING AT FULTON, this county, caught fire and was burned to the ground... supposed to have originated from the stove pipe in the second story. Most all the furniture and the stock of liquors was saved. Aitken's store was saved with wet blankets... The hotel stables were saved, as was also the mill stable, which was on fire at one time. The entire village was threatened for awhile. The building burned was an old but substantial frame ... It had been occupied for some months by a German, against whom several indictments are pending and sundry violations of the liquor law are alleged.... The property was in court, and a mortgage thereon is awaiting foreclosure. It was not considered remunerative, as the hotel business has suffered with decreasing travel on the Michigan road since our rail road was completed.
A man named SELBY was severely beaten by a number of railroad laborers, in this place, last Friday evening... was going toward the depot with an intoxicated companion, when, overtaking some Germans, the latter commenced mocking them. ... They battered and banged him with hoop-poles until one car was mashed, the scalp cut in several places, and the muscle of one arm badly bruised. Selby was perfectly sober, and had no hand in kicking up the fuss...
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE ... convened Monday, Oct. 20th, 1871.. at the public
school building in Rochester, (names mentioned): W. H. GREEN, Prof. L. BRYAN, C.
P. HINMAN, N. ZUCK, Miss MAUTIE BRYAN, ELLA REX, Miss SADIE PATTINSON, ELLA
BRYAN, GEORGE WALLACE, Mr. AUSBURN, Miss ANDRUS, Mr. NELLANS, Prof. ALCOTT, Miss
LINA TAYLOR, A. F. BOWERS, T. P. McCLARY, Miss HATTIE DAVIS, Mr. JAQUA, Miss
ELLA BARB, LIZZIE GREEN, S. R. MOORE, Miss ALLIE BACON, GEO. WALLACE, Rev. W.
PATTINSON, Prof. N. G. HUNTER, Mr. HOWLAND, JOHN McMAHAN, H. B. ERNSPERGER, Mr.
MOON, T. T. METCALF, JOHN SMITH, E. MYERS...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, November 17, 1871
ISAAC NICODEMUS, Manufacturer and Dealer in Custom-Made Boots and Shoes, east side of Main street, one door south of old CONTINENTAL HOTEL, Rochester, Ind...
MARRIED. On Wednesday, Nov. 15th, by Rev. W. PATTINSON, Mr. CHARLES ORR and
Miss MAGGIE McBRIDE, all of Fulton Co.
R. P. SMITH is now the Express Agent at this place office in ERNSPERGER &
Mr. HUGHSTON has resigned the Express Agency, and it is understood that he will soon go to Laporte and assume the duties of R.R. agent at that station... We wish "JEEMS" success wherever he may go...
PUBLIC SCHOOL. The Rochester Graded School will commence its Winter Term on the first Monday in December... Principal, L. M. BRYAN; Grammar School Department, Mr. C. P. HINMAN and Miss S. E. GREEN; Intermediate, Miss LENA TAYLOR and ELLA BARB; Primary, Miss CLARA WALKER and Miss A. BACON...
TWO SAFES BROKEN OPEN AND ROBBED. Sunday morning last, about 9 oclock the discovery was made that the safes in the stores of J. DAWSON and A. K. PLANK, both druggists, had been broken open and robbed of their valuable contents. These establishments are contiguous, both being in the MAMMOTH BUILDING, and only separated by a narrow hall leading to the Good Templars' lodge room... On the north, next door to Dawson's, in the second story, is the residence of Mr. JOSEPH WIDNER, but they heard nothing to arouse suspicion...
The depot building at this place is a disgrace to the name and a libel to our
town. More business is transacted with the road at this station than at any
other between Laporte and Indianapolis, and yet the company maintains here for
an office and passenger house a cold, comfortless unsightly shed, which has the
general appearance of a cow stable...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, November 24, 1871
Elder J. BISHOP has been recalled by the Ebenezer Baptist Church, of this county.
DIED. -Mr. PETER SANDS, one of the oldest residents of this county, died at
his home in Newcastle Township, Thursday evening last, aged 63 years.
-On the 22d instant, of typhoid fever, in Richland Township, JOHN MILLER, son of ABRAHAM MILLER, aged about 17 years.
-Nov. 18th, 1871, in Rochester, SARAH L. WIRT, aged 20 years, daughter of GEORGE and ALMA WIRT, and step-daughter of J. W. FRENCH, of this place.
-WILSON CHERRY, aged about 35 years, son of GEN. G. P. CHERRY, of Plymouth, died in this place last Saturday. The deceased never held official station, nor was he possessed of much worldly goods, yet was he highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The disease to which he succumbed fastened on his lungs while he was in the service of his country, in the Twenty-Ninth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. He was a brave and trusted soldier, a sober and honest citizen, a kind husband and an indulgent father. He leaves a small family in straitened circumstances.
-JAMES BENJAMIN, Esq., aged 73 years and 22 days, died suddenly at the residence of the editor of the Spy, last Sunday evening.
Deceased was born in Bredport, Vermont, Oct. 29, 1798. His parents removed to Western New York in 1815, where they experienced the hardships of pioneer life with unusual severity. In 1823, at Troopsville, Cayuga Co., he was made a Mason, and his veneration and love for that order endured till the day of his death... He was married in 1824, and was the father of eight children, five of whom have preceded him in the spirit land. The wife of his youth, and two daughters and a son, survive. He became a resident of Chicago in 1860, where he is favorably known among his fellow craftsmen and the companions of his toils. His household effects were consumed in the great Chicago fire, and he sought a temporary residence here in the family of his daughter, Mrs. ANNIE MATTINGLY. His disease was congestion of the stomach, accompanied with apoplectic symptoms ...
His remains were taken in charge by the noble brotherhood of which he was a member, and were followed to the grave by them and a large concourse of citizens. The funeral services were beautiful and impressive and seemed to take away much of the sting of affliction. Rev. W. PATTINSON, of the Presbyterian Church, pronounced the last rites... He was assisted by Rev. Mr. COOK of the Rochester M.E. Church, and Rev. W. R. MIKELS, Presiding Elder of the Valparaiso District. The venerable Elder ADRIAN FOOTE, of the Baptist church also occupied a seat in the pulpit. The remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, with the impressive burial services of the order of Free and Accepted Masons.
MARRIED. Nov. 23, at the M.E. Parsonage, in Rochester, by Rev. P. S. COOK, Mr. WILLIAM ROUCH and Miss REBECCA WILDEMOUTH, both of this county.
HARRY WORDEN is visiting in Wisconsin ...
As most of our readers know, Uncle BILLY MOORE has sold his personal effects
(his farm having been previously purchased by the county), and will soon set
sail for the southwest. Uncle Billy is one of the pioneers of this region, and
has always borne an enviable reputation for honesty and integrity. Though
somewhat advanced in years, and presumably not able to take a very active part
in business, he is yet one of those men who may be considered valuable additions
to any community. His future address will be California, Missouri.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 1, 1871
EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY... occupies a large share of the time of the courts of
Fulton Co. They have been hammering away on one of his suits this week.
HENRY JOHNSON, one of the "Dutch Boys," whose place of business is in the extreme north part of town, started on a visit to Germany last Monday. He was accompanied to the depot by the Silver Band, of which he is a member.
A committee appointed by Gilead Lodge, No. 354, F. & A. M., consisting of Messrs. W. A. McCOY, JAMES TRACY and JESSE ELLIOTT, have forwarded us for publication a copy of resolutions of respect adopted by the Lodge in honor of the late T'HOS. J. CARPENTER, of that vicinity, recently deceased...
RAILROAD MEETING. Rochester, Nov. 28 ... a number of citizens of Fulton
County met at the Court House in Rochester... (names mentioned): Dr. WM. HILL,
Dr. ROBBINS, WM. STURGEON, HERMAN, ASHTON, METCALF, WILSON, KENDRICK, SLICK,
KEELY, BIBBLER, ERNSPERGER, COWGILL, FEDER, LYON, SHEPHERD, ROBERT WALLACE,
WILLIAM DAVIDSON, VERNON GOULD, STEPHEN DAVIDSON, Dr. TERRY, BLAKE, CUNNINGHAM,
KEITH, CALKINS, SHRYOCK, J. S. SLICK.
A GOLDEN WEDDING... at the Wallace House, Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, to attend the Golden Wedding of Mr. LEWIS LEE MORRIS and Mrs. PRISCILLA BROOKS ... formerly been residents of Rochester...
Mr. and Mrs. BROOKS were married in the State of New York, Nov. 29, 1821 ... Their union has been blessed and crowned with eight children, six of whom are still living. None of their descendants were at the golden wedding anniversary, however, except one daughter, Mrs. DRAKE, of Tyner City... His age is 73 and he is still active and industrious. His mother is yet living, at the age of 93, in possession of most of her faculties. She is a cousin of the celebrated and beloved MARQUIS de LAFAYETTE. ... (repeated their wedding vows before Rev. W. PATTINSON; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN KEWNEY officiated as groomsman and bridesmaid)...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 8, 1871
MARK MOORE, Esq., has been appointed Superintendent of the POOR FARM. A better selection could not have been made.
DIED. In Rochester, on Wednesday, December 6th, Mrs. ANN E., wife of Dr. A.
K. PLANK, aged 44 years.
The funeral will take place at the M.E. Church on Sunday next, at 10:30 a.m. Funeral sermon by Rev. P. S. COOK.
Common Pleas Court was engaged several days this week and last in the trial of the case of WILLIAM H. HARPER versus OLIVER A. KEYS. This suit was upon a couple of notes given by Keys to a firm in Lima, Ohio, in part payment for a stock of dry goods. The trial brought out the fact that the defendant had been grossly swindled in the purchase... jury found for defendant...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending Nov. 30th, 1871:
ALLEN, Joseph. BAUEAM, Mrs. Laura Ann. BALDWIN, O.O. BOWLS, Miss Sarah. BELL, Robert. BALL, John W. CRAFT, William M. CLAVY, Daniel. CLARK, John W. DUCES, Thomas J. EMMONS, J. W. FROMMION, J. GROVES, Simon. HARRIS, L. HOWARD, J. J. HARDMAN, Mary A. HARTNEY, Patrick. HOOVER, Miss Emma. JOHNSON, A. J. KOON, S. V. R. KNUFLOCK, Susana. LOWE, Alfred. McCLEAVE, Rev. F. MARTINDALE, Hezckiah. MILLER, Samuel M. MOOR, Sarah E. MOORE, John. MILLER, Sarah J. MILLER, Melyne, PLOUGH, Wm. RAILSBACK, Jacob. SMITH, Jacob. SLOTTS, Uriah. STEPHEY, C. A. SMITH, George. SHEASER, D. L. SELBY, Amos. SCHAOF, Joseph (foreign). SHIRMAN,, Noah. SECOR, David St.JOHN, Jas. H. THOMPSON, Margaret M. ULCH, George. VANTILBURGH, J. WAGONER, Lewis. WHIDNER, Leonard
Messrs Geo. W. O'HARA. Messrs. J. STILES & Co. Jacob RUNKLE & Co.
- - - -Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
The Baptist Church of this place has engaged the servicesof Rev. A. L. SEWARD
for the next year. The arrangement is not altogether satisfactory to some of the
Rev. P. S. COOK, the new M.E. minister at this place, seems to sustain the first impressions our citizens formed as to his ability and zeal.
Mr. BROOKS, the gentleman who celebrated his golden wedding last week, was thrown from a wagon the other day, and severely bruised... he is now able to be out.
We are occasionally permitted a fleeting glance at the countenance of Mr. J. R. PARMALEE, formerly an attorney at our local bar, who is now traveling for an Indianapolis drug firm. J. R. is a proper subject for the missionary efforts of some young lady, who will learn him to stay at home and go in business for himself.
JAMES HILEMAN, a lad who carries the mail overland from Rochester to Peru, froze his ears and fingers on Monday evening. He reached Perrysburg, on his return from Peru, but was unable to proceed farther on account of the extreme cold. He was kindly cared for overnight by JAS. RANNELLS, Esq., a brother of R. N. RANNELLS of this place.
Day before yesterday we received a call from Mr. C. STUDEBAKER, President of the well-known STUDEBAKER MANUFACTURING CO., of South Bond. From this gentleman, who proved to be a most agreeable visitor, we gathered some particulars ... The Studebakers are emphatically self-made men... In 1852 our visitor and his brother were working blacksmiths... their shops now give employment to from 300 to 400 workmen, and turned out last year 7,000 vehicles ... this number to be increased next year... Studebaker's wagons and carriages are on sale and in use in every State in the Union... Hundreds of their wagons have been sold in Fulton County... DENISTON & VAN TRUMP are the agents in Rochester...
Mr. JOHN W. SMITH, of this place, agent for the Security Life Insurance Co., of New York, left here Wednesday with a check for two thousand dollars to pay the loss sustained by the company in the death of the late Dr. LODER of Wabash County. Dr. Loder, our readers will remember, was killed by lightning last summer...
In the case of the Town of Rochester against ANDREW J. EDWARDS, charged with
assault and battery on the person of WM. HEFFLEY, Judge CARPENTER (held) that
the ordinance had never been recorded on the journal of the Town Board...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 15, 1871
The funeral of Mrs. PLANK took place at the M.E. Church last Sabbath
forenoon, and was largely attended. ... Previous to her late illness she was the
head of an extensive millinery establishment in this place, for which she did
the buying and selling. She was a long-time resident of this county, and was
widely known throughout its borders. Perhaps no other lady in town enjoyed such
a large acquaintanship. In her death the community loses one of its most active
and valuable citizens, and her family a fond wife and tender mother.
FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS... Monday, Dec. 4...
(names mentioned): JOHN GREEN, DANIEL FREAR, R. R. GREEN, SILAS J. MILLER, ISAIAH WALKER, WM. NEWCOMB, JOHN GORDON, JACOB MILLER, JAMES BURROWS, ALFRED MARTIN, THEODORE WHITE, THOS. McDOUGLE, J. C. HUDKINS, THOS. WILSON, DANIEL MARTENY, C. S. BOOTS, GEO. H. GASKILL, RANSOM RANNELLS, JAMES WEAR, HENRY H. LAWELL, BENJAMIN IIERTZOG, FREDERICK PACKER, WM. McMAHAN, JOHN ELAM, A. J. EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS, AUGUSTIN MEISCH, J. M. McAFEE, JOHN KILMER, J---- W. CARTER...
(allowances) JOHN GREEN, SAMUEL FREAR, ALFRED MARTIN, ISAIAH WALKER, JOSEPH JACKSON, WM. H. DAVIDSON, JOHN BITTERS, E. S. BARNES, JESSE SHRIVER, NELLANS & BOWMAN, GEO. WILSON, GEO. SPRAGUE, BENJ. STEFFY, SARAH J. PILKENTON, MERCER & SHEPHERD, JAMES WALLACE, JOHN W. BROCK, Mrs. VAN TRUMP, S. S. NEWELL, JAS. OWENS, JOHN RITCHIE, JOHN WIDEMAN, WM. NEWCOMB, JAMES BURROWS, ALFRED MARTIN, WHITE, RICHARD REED, G. W. JESSE SHIELDS, PETERSON(?) & WHITE, ROBERT ( ----- ),
SAM KEELY, A. T. METCALF, C. VAN TRUMP, JOHN ELAM,V. THOMPSON, WM. C. MOORE, M. ----- ), DAN AGNEW, ISAAC PONTIOUS, D. M.(?) RANNELLS, JAMES R.(?) RANNELLS, JAMES KEELY, J. J. HUDKINS, THOMAS WILSON, DANIEL MARTENY, H. B. APT, REUBEN DARR, ISAAC PONTIOUS, DAN. AGNEW, JOHN ELAM, A. V. HOUSE, D. L. BECK, JAMES R. RANNELLS, ROBBINS & SPOHN, A. H. ROBBINS, W. L. BIRNEY, WM. NEWCOMB, RANSOM RANNELLS, JAMES WEAR, L. M. MONTGOMERY, J. L. DOKE, SAMUEL KEELY, B. A. EIDSON, C. S. GRAHAM, JAMES MARTIN, C.VANTRUMP, REUBEN EMERY, HENRY GINTHER, A. W. DEWEESE, HARRISON DUDGEON, SEBASTIAN GOSS, PETER REAM, KYRAN WALSH, WM. HARPSTER, WM. MOEN, CHARLES WISE, ANTHONY W. KEELY, W. H. RIDENOUR, JAMES KEELY, SAMUEL KEELY, JOHN BOZARTH, E. GILLETT, JONATHAN MONTGOMERY, JOSEPH BIBBLER, S. K. McELHENY...
Mr. MIOS HINCKLE has commenced the manufacture of buggies, carriages, sleighs
and cutters, at his shop near the lumber yard. Mr. H. is a young man...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 22, 1871
DAVE RANNELLS was called home to Ohio Tuesday by a telegram that represented
his mother to be on her death bed.
D. R. MARTIN will soon open a boarding house in Jones' building near the depot.
The woman who gets JIM GAINER for a husband will secure a prize...
... Mrs. JENNIE BOYER has returned from Ohio, where she has been living for two years past, and again taken up her residence in Union Township ...
(Estray) Strayed from my home in Rochester, about five weeks ago, a large Roan Cow... F. H. TURNER. Rochester, Ind., Dec. 22, 1871.
SYLVESTER NIXON'S team varied the programme slightly on Monday last. They run away every time the owner comes to town, usually selecting a plain road... But on this occasion they concluded to visit JOHN BEEBER'S Lumber Yard, ... scattering the board piles in every direction...
The KEWANNA TIMES is defunct. W. T. CUTSHALL, of the Argos Globe, has
purchased the press and type and moved the same to Argos. The aspiring editors
of the Times, Messrs. PHILLIPS and LEITER.... will perhaps in future be content
with the pleasure and profits of mercantile life...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Friday, December 29, 1871
EMPIRE HOUSE, Opposite the Depot, Rochester, Indiana. D. R. MARTIN, proprietor. New and clean beds, wholesome fare and polite attendance guaranteed every guest ...
TOM BELL paid a fine of $10 a few days ago for selling two glasses of liquor
to one of the STONER boys. ...
MYRON OSGOOD is a fair pianist and a good singer...
We watched LEW SPOTTS with intense interest as he traversed the roof of the Continental last Saturday, when the chimney was on fire...
MARRIED. At the residence of MELVILLE ORR, in Henry Township, by Esq. HERMAN, on Christmas Day, 1871, Mr. ISAAC W. BROWN and Mrs. EMMA STRONG, all of this county.
A meeting of the friends of the CHICAGO, CONTINENTAL AND BALTIMORE RAILWAY is to assemble in Rochester on Thursday, the 4th proximo. The call is signed by T. A. E. CAMPBELL, President.
A number of young men residing in the Shelton neighborhood, but not of that kith or kin, have been arrested... for disturbing a singing school, which was being taught by a Mr. CARRUTHERS...
The traveling public will be glad to know that Mr. R. N. RANNELLS has got
back to the CENTRAL HOUSE, after an absence of nearly two years. Newt. and his
amiable lady know how to keep a hotel ...
A GERMAN SCHOOL has been opened in the building formerly occupied by the Drs. BRACKETT as an office ... The teacher is the Rev. H. BETHKE, pastor of the German Lutheran Church of this place ...
We learn that on Tuesday evening last Dr. C. L. WHITE, of this vicinity, met with a severe and disabling accident. He was returning to his home, four miles north of town, when his horse slipped and fell on the doctor's log, breaking both bones about five inches above the ankle joint. It is expected that the injury will be slow to heal, and that the doctor will be disabled for several months ...
We sat up till 12 p.m. Monday night in order to visit Balcony Hall when the dance was in full blast ...
MASONIC INSTALLATION AND BANQUET. The two Masonic Lodges of Rochester jointly
installed their officers... at the hall in the Masonic building...
(names mentioned): J. H. BEEBER, Esq., H. B. JAMISON, Rev. W. PATTINSON, ISAIAH WALKER, J. M. BEEBER, M. M. REX, JOSEPH LAUER, F. K. KENDRICK, J. T. GAINER, WM. WOODS, E. CALKINS, C. CAFFYN, O. P. OSGOOD, ENOCH STURGEON, A. T. BITTERS, A. C. MITCHELL, D. W. LYON, A. C. SHEPHERD, J. E. CLARKE, M. T. OSGOOD, F. B. ERNSPERGER, E. BARNES, E. M. KRATZER...
EDWARD HELSEL, a farmer residing near Bourbon, Indiana, while intoxicated on Christmas, fell from his wagon upon a sharp stick, which penetrated the brain, producing instant death.
PETER ARCHER, of North Manchester, accidentally shot and killed himself a
week ago last Sunday, while hunting ...
FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
ROCHESTER UNTON SPY, Friday, January 5, 1872
W. H. MATTINGLY, Editor.
RAILROAD MEETING.... yesterday in the Court House ... to further the interests of the CHICAGO, CONTINENTAL & BALTIMORE RAILROAD ... Western Extension ... (Names Mentioned): Dr. ROBBINS, Colonel SHRYOCK, T. A. E. CAMPBELL of Valparaiso, President of the RR Co, J. P. MILLIGKN, of Huntington, W. H. DAVIDSON, Mr. ROACH, Wm. STURGEON, Wm. ASHTON, Dr. TERRY, ROBERT WALLACE.
(Notice of Administration) A. H. D. GRAY appointed Admr of the estate of PETER SANDS, late of Fulton County.
WANTED. Five or six girls, at the Wallace House. Wages from $2 to $4 per week. No sitting in the parlor to do. R. WALLACE.
A HINT TO THE WISE. Having sold out my store, I earnestly desire an immediate settlement of the accounts of all parties indebted to me ... M. WILE. Rochester, Ind., Jan 5, 1872.
DIED. EDWARD RICHTER, son of F. RICHTER, Esq., aged about 20 years, died in this place last Wednesday. Deceased was well known among the youth of the place, and his unexpected death has cast a gloom over many hearts. Up to his last sickness, he had enjoyed rugged health....
BURSTING OF AN IMPROVISED CANNON
ONE MAN KILLED AND A BOY SEVERELY WOUNDED.
The inhabitants of the little hamlet of Bloomingsburgh, in Newcastle Township, this county, were celebrating the advent of the new year on Monday last ... Early in the day a cannon was improvised with two anvils belonging to the village blacksmith ... a larger anvil... obtained at the mill ... The larger anvil burst, scattering its fragments in every direction. JOHN KESSLER, who was standing about 40 yards distant, was struck on the forehead by a small piece and killed instantly.... A boy, whose name we did not learn, was at the same instant struck in the side by a fragment of iron, and badly hurt. It is feared that he cannot live ....
MARRIED. In Allensville, Ind., on Sunday, Dec. 24, 1871, Mr. J. P. KEWNEY, of Rochester, and Miss LAURA V. HAWKINS, of Switzerland Co.
MYRON OSGOOD'S horse ran away with the Sewing Machine wagon last Friday...
Mr. G. W. REED, a stranger to us but a gentleman of good appearance, has purchased the well-known CHAMBERLAIN RESTAURANT AND CONFECTIONERY STORE, opposite the Post Office...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post-office at Rochester for the month
ending Dec. 31, 1871:
Philander BRUNSON, James BILLINGS, Mr. CLUNG, Thomas CARTER, A. DEROS, Charles DAVIDSON, Hester J. FAUNS, Daniel GATTEN, Daniel HEATNOR, I. HARRIS, Eliza JOHNSON, Rev. Jacob KESLER, G. W. LOVIR, H. H. MOON, Samuel McLEW, Victoria McMILLEN, Francis PRIOR, Wm. M. PLOUGH, Joseph RICHARDS, Mrs. Esther SMITH, Mrs. E. C. SMITH, T. H. TITAS, Miss Esadoria WELLS, Magdalene WHITE, Lewis BAILY, Isaac COPLEN, Frank CUNKLE, George CHRISMOS, E. H. DENSLOW, Annie FARNSWORTH, Geo. J. GORDON, Samuel HUNTER, Miss Ellen HILL, Miss Annie T. JOHNSON, James JOHNSON, James KIRKLAND, Henry LURKES, Miss Maggie MILLER, John MILLER, A. NELSON, Permellia PETEY, Miss Mary TOLL, Joshua M. RAWLIAS, Miss Fannie SIMONS, Mrs. Emma SMITH, Miss Amanda TAYLOR, Mrs. Mina WILDE, Mrs Sarah A. WAGONER. - - - - Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND, P.M.
BAPTIST SABBATH SCHOOL FESTIVAL ... last Monday evening ... (names mentioned) Rev. N. L. LORD, Miss Hattie DAVIS, Miss BACON, L. M. BRYAN, Rev. W. PATTINSON, Elder A. FOOTE.
EDITOR Spy: Having visited your beautiful village several times during the
past fifteen years ... on my last visit, I took particular pains to contrast the
present with the past ... I note many changes during the past six or eight vears
in business firms. Among those who remain the same now as then... JESSE SHIELDS,
MERCER & SHEPHARD, LU. FEDER,
A. K. PLANK, J. DAWSON, D. GOULD, F. B. ERNSPERGER, F. FROMM,
A. D. CORNELIUS, KIRTLAND & CO, ... and cashier of the Rochester Bank, A. C. COPELAND .... Respectfully, J. MORRESEY.
(Notice of Assessment) ... on behalf of the MUD CREEK DRAINING COMPANY.. on
lands situate in Fulton, Cass and Miami counties, Indiana, be paid in
installments of ten per cent per month to the Treasurer... JOHN RICHARDSON...
THOS. GARLINGHOUSE, Secretarv, Mud Creek Draining Company.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY , Friday, January 12, 1872
NEW FIRM!! J. H. SHELTON & BRO ... formerly owned by ED. HORTON - - -general merchandise - - - SHELTON BROS. , Rochester, Ind Jan 12, 1871.
E.R. HERMAN and ISAIAH CONNOR have formed a partnership in the practice of the law... Herman... is Justice of the Peace.
JOHN ADLEMAN, the brewer, and one of his employes, were arrested Saturday for stealing meat from JAKE RANNELS and chickens from JAMES ELLIOTT....
The EMPIRE MILLS began operations Tuesday and are now in fine running order ... A. L. BOWMAN & CO....
Dr. WHITE, who had his leg broken recently, and whom rumor has several times represented as dead or dying, is likely to recover. His old friends are hopeful that the accident may enable him to divest himself of a certain evil habit, and that he will arise from the bed of affliction "clothed and in his right mind." God grant him the victory.
DIED. -Near Green Oak, Fulton Co., this morning, at 6 o'clock, AARON DALLAS
SMITH, aged 28 vears. Funeral services at Green Oak Sunday next, at 2 o'clock
p.m., bv Rev. W. PATTTNSON.
-At the residence of JOHN S. TAYLOR, Esq., near Rochester, on Saturday, January 6, 1872, Mrs. ELIZABETH, consort of K. AMBROSE and mother of Mrs. Taylor, aged 61 vears. Deceased had been a resident of Plymouth for about three months, and was on a visit to her daughter, when seized with her last fatal illness. Her disease was typhoid-pneumonia.
Miss HERBAUGH, who resides in the family of Mr. ALSPACH, on the Wabash road, about three miles from Rochester, was hurt very much in the same manner as Miss MARTIN. last Sunday. She was romping with some girls, when her foot caught in the carpet and she fell, striking her head against a sharp corner of the mop board of the room. The outer table of the skull bone was fractured... She is rcovering under the treatment of Dr. SPOHN.
Uncle JIMMY DAWSON's fiery steed indulged in a runaway the other day ... along Main street ....
SHOCKING ACCIDENT. Saturday afternoon last a party consisting of two young
ladies and one young man, started from Rochester towards their homes in Liberty
Township, in a buggy. The driver was Mr. JAMES SHELTON, and the females were
named respectively MARTIN and IRWIN. When near the VAN TRUMP saw mill, they were
overtaken by Miss Martin's brother, who was on horseback and slightly
intoxicated ... frightening the horse attached to the vehicle... Miss Irwin and
the driver were thrown out of the buggy, receiving some severe, but not
dangerous bruises ... Miss Martin ... dragged a distance of about forty paces
and received frightful bruises ... conveyed to a neighboring house, where she
was immediately attended by Dr. SPOHN, who chanced to be passing along the road
... fracture of the outer table of the skull bone a short distance above the
right eye ... doubtful whether the injury would ever be repaired by new
growth.... She is likely to recover, but will be permanently disfigured about
the face... She is the daughter of WM. MARTIN, of Liberty Township...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY , Friday, January 19, 1872
JIMMY CHAPIN, lessee of the POTTOWATOMIE MILLS, has been very sick, but is now convalescent.
DIED. -Near Rochester, on Friday, Jan. 12, 1872, Mrs. ELIZA JANE, wife of L.
G. KILMER, aged 22 vears and 9 months.
-A young man named DOUGHERTY, son of EPHRAIM, died at the residence of PHILEMON WEBER, in this place, last Saturday. His age was about 22 years.
The law firm of HERMAN & BROWN having dissolved, the junior partner has set up for himself in the north-east room, second floor, MASONIC BUILDING ...
MARRIED. In Rochester, on Wednesday, Jan 17, 1872, bv Rev. W. PATTINSON, Mr.
WILLIAM WOODS and Miss ISABELLE TRIMBLE....
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Fridav, Janiiary 26, 1872
(Notice to sell Real Estate) WILLIAM REED, Admr of the Estate of GEORGE JOHNSON, deceased... SAMUEL KEELY, C.C.C.P. Fulton County, by W. H. CULLEN, Deputy, January 26, 1872.
At the Good Templar Festival Wednesday evening, a ring was voted to the handsomest lady in Rochester. Miss MATTIE TRIMBLE and Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK were the rival candidates, and at a cost of ten cents per vote... The sum of $102 was realized ... and Miss Trimble wears the ring.
FIRE. Yesterday forenoon a fire broke out in a one-story dwelling house near the race bridge, in the northeast part of town. The structure was owned bny H. S. FARRINGTON and occupied as a residence by a man named THOMPSON... The building can be repaired at a cost of $150 perhaps. Mr. Thompson saved his household goods from damage either by fire or water.
REVIVALS. A greater than common religious feeling seems to be awakening in
many parts of this county. The United Brethren, at Mill Creek Church, thirteen
miles northwest of Rochester, under the ministerial direction of Rev. Mr.
BECHTEL... last week ... and twenty-one members were added to the church.
A meeting commenced at the Orr school house, three miles southwest of Rochester., last week, under the pastoral charge of the venerable Rev. Mr. SPARKS, of the M. E. Church. Up to last Sunday night eleven persons had united with the church ...
FIRE IN AKRON. Sunday morning last about 1 o'clock, fire was discovered in
the brick store in Akron, this county... The second floor was occupied by WM.
KREIGHBAUM as a harness shop, from which nothing was saved. Mr. K's loss was
about $500. No insurance.
The lower story was occupied by Messrs. BALL & WHITTENBERGER as a dry goods and grocery store ... $1,000 worth of goods were burned up ... The front wall of the building, which rested on wooden pillars and extended over a porch, fell out when the supports gave way, but the side and rear walls remain standing. The structure belonged to the ANDERSON BROS. and cost originally about $9,000. No insurance on store or contents.
THE BOOK TRADE IN ROCHESTER... The principal center of this trade is known as
KIRTLAND's BOOK STORE ...
Mr. ELIAS KIRTLAND, the senior member of the firm of Kirtland & Co., came to this place in 1865, and shortly afterward embarked in the Book and Stationery trade .... Now hundreds of weeklies and dailies are distributed through this channel ...
Previous to removing here, Mr. Kirtland ran through a chequered but honorable career. He was born near Mount Sidney, Ohio, Aug 8, 1835, and is consequently now in the full vigor of manhood... At the age of 18 he began the study of the law, but his active nature would not permit him to give his whole attention to the profession. In '55 he emigrated with his father to Cass Co., Ind., and spent the next few years in the school room, performing the arduous duties of a successful teacher. Was married in 1860 to Miss ELIZABETH FERGUSON... From '63 to '65, he ran the FULTON MILLS, at Fulton, in this county. We have neglected to state that his first experience in trade was gained at Logansport, in the grocery business, while a member of the firm of GEROLEMAN, DEMOSS & KIRTLAND. Since taking up his residence in Rochester, Mr. K. has been honored by being elected a Justice of the Peace... during his term he brushed up his legal knowledge and entered into a law partnership with Mr. E. R. HERMAN... abandoned the idea and once more turned his whole attention to trade......
HORSES WANTED. The undersigned will be at the Central House, in Rochester, Ind., from January 25 to Feb. 5, to buy 32 head of Horses and Mares, from 5 to 8 years old (weight from 1,050 to 1,200 lbs.)... D. COOK, J. KINDIG.
RELIGIOUS REVIVAL IN ROCHESTER... at the M. E. Church... Up to this writing
about 50 souls have been added to the church ... by Rev. P. S. COOK, the regular
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Friday, February, 2, 1872
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.... dissolved by mutual consent. The notes and accounts of the late firm may be found at the old stand, north room Masonic Block... JOSEPH LAUER, A. DEICHMAN. Rochester, Ind. February 9, 1872.
MARRIED. On Saturday evening, January 27th, 1872, at the Empire House, by Elder A. FOOTE, Mr. MOSES B. LELAND and Miss NANCY JANE MARTIN.
DIED. -In Rochester, on Sunday, Januarv 28, 1872, Mrs. REBECCA J., wife of
Rev. A. V. HOUSE, and daughter of YOUNG RALSTIN, Esq.
-On the same day, at her residence three miles south of Rochester, Mrs. CAROLINE A., wife of JACOB LACKEY, Esq.
-On Sunday, the 28th ult., HATTIE FRANCES McBRIDE, daughter of JOHN and HARRIET McBRIDE, aged about eight years .... She was an intelligent child, and, under the tutorship of her eider sisters, was, for one of her years, far advanced in her studies ...
Mrs. LETTY PUTNAM, a charming young woman of twenty summers apparently, has furnished food for gossip to the idlers about town this week. Though young and pretty, Letty found that the matrimonial yoke galled her delicate shoulders, and she resolved recently to abandon her rightful lord and master. But, desiring to replenish her wardrobe, she concluded to use her late husband's credit to obtain some goods ... found no difficulty in obtaining such goods as she wanted at Feder & Silberberg's. The purchases were made last week, it would seem, and not until Saturday last, when Mr. PUTNAM came to town, was the real state of the case disclosed. Mr. P. declined payment, and the senior member of the firm above-named filed his affidavit against Letty for obtaining goods under false pretences. But, as the husband had not notified the public not to trust his wife, and the articles obtained being necessaries of life, the prosecution of course failed, or rather, was not pushed to trial .... Putnam is a wretch if he does not love Letty enough to forget the past and use her well in the future, and she is more or less than a woman if she can resist an honest attempt to heal the wounds inflicted by domestic strife.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk of Fulton Countv during the month of January, 1872: Ira C. MEREDITH and Amelia J. BATZ; Harrison B. LOUGH and Elizabeth GINTHER; John T. BURGE and Helen HOOBER; Levi HEETER and Susannah RARRICK; Henry C. ANDERSON and Eliza A. LEBO; Constant BOWEN and Mary L. GOODRICH; Jonas NYE and Elizabeth A. ROWE; Alfred McCARTER and Catherine WEAVER; Moses R. LELAND and Nancy J. MARTIN; William WOOD and Isabelle TRIMBLE; Richard W. REED and Abigal WILLIAMS, John T. WAGONER and Catherine NYE.
LIST OF LETTERS in the Post Office at Rochester for the month ending Jan. 31,
1872: Chas. ANTHONY. F. B. ABRAHAM John BOZARTH. Mrs. M. Lou BOWMAN. Henry
BOWEN. Minnie BALL. Miss Sarah BURKHART. Jonathan BIXLER, J. W. BRANTHOFFER.
Isaac BLAIR. Mrs. Catherine BAKER. Albert CASE.Jacob CLAISPILL. John CARR. James
DELANEY. George DOORMERE. Sampson ELEY. Woodrow FUNK. Mrs. Louisa HOLLINSHEAD.
Wm. HARDMAN. W. W. HILL. D. W. HUTCHINSON. Rebecca J. JOHNSON. S. V. R. KOON.
Mrs. Mary LEWIS. Mr. MICKMAN, Geo. MARTINDALE. R. S. McRAE. W. J. MILLER. Mrs.
Emeline MOORE. Jimmie MILLER. Jacob MYERS, John MOORE. Geo. W. MYERS. Benjamin
OSCAR. John OWENS. Henry PETERS. Miss Mary SHEAN. Alfred STEFFEY. Robastein
STEINER. Reuben TIMBERS. Mrs. Mary J. WEIR.
- - - - E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
SETTLE UP. All persons knowing themselves indebted to me will save costs by
calling immediately at the law office of J. S. SLICK and settling by note or
account. EDWIN HORTON.
THE INDIAN LEGEND CONCERNING LAKE MANITAU. (reprint in the Northern Indianian
from an ancient copy of the Rochester Flag, authored by
D. R. PERSHING ---- very lengthy)
DETAINED LETTERS, remaining in the P.O. in Rochester, which are held for
postage: S. L. BLACK, New Waverly, Ind.; John CHURCH & Co., Cincinnati,
Ohio; Mrs. Maria FULCHER, Coldwater, Mich.; Miss Lavina HARTMAN, Colingrove,
Ohio.; Mrs. Mary A. LAW, Ridgeway, Ohio; George MILLER, Curflen, Ind.; David
McFALL, Warsaw, Ind.; E. T. NELSON, West Windsor, Ohio; David NOWELS, Rensalaer,
Ind.; Peter SLUSSER, West Cairo, Ohio; Wm. B. TRIMBLE, Bremen, Ohio.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, FebrLiary 9, 1872
Rev. JOHN BARNETT, of Winamac, will preach in the Baptist Church, in Rochester, next Sunday...
Constable JIM. RANNELLS, day before yesterday, endeavored to serve a State's warrant on A. J. EDWARDS for a violation of the liquor law, but before he could make the arrest, Edwards pitched the officer out of doors, neck and heels. Edwards was subsequently arrested by Sheriff MONTGOMERY...
M.E. FESTIVAL... at Balcony Hall, Wednesday evening was in every respect a success. Nearly or quite 200 persons were in attendance, and the receipts were in the neighborhood of $125, leaving about $100 over and above expenses. Two canes were voted for; the first ... to Mr. F. B. ERNSPERGER; and the other to ... Rev. P. S. COOK. A silver cake basket was voted to Mrs. J. H. BEEBER, as the lady having the most friends in the audience...
MAIL ROUTES. ... There has been another of those harrassing changes of mail routes, and hereafter no direct mail plies between Rochester and Fulton, but letters from one place to the other must go round by Logansport and thence to Fulton...
REPORT OF THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL for the month ending Feb 2d, 1872: (statistics set forth)
The health in and around this place has been unusually good during the winter. One of our doctors is teaching school and the other is getting out stave bolts.
Messrs. DOWNEY, BAILEY & CO. now have their stave factory in good running order, and are cutting a large amount of staves.
Messrs. HILL BROS. and QUICK are buying a large number of saw logs at their mills.
Our town was enlivened on Saturday evening last by something new for this place, viz: lecture on the subject of TEMPERANCE by Mr. WM. STURGEON and Dr. ROBBINS, of Rochester ...
KEWANNA ITEMS ....
DIED: Miss MAGGIE McGRAW, the daughter of Elder McGRAW, died last evening.
Closed - The series of meetings held in the German Reformed Church.
A weekly paper is now being published, the KEWANNA PILOT, under the management of J. W. CARTER and Prof. McAFEE - - lOx2O.
Mr. LEWIS MYERS, one of the Proprietors of the MYERS & PUGH saw mill, three miles north of town, on last Saturday, got his hand in contact with the saw... cutting off his thumb and three fingers, but under the careful treatment of Dr. SMITH is doing well.
Crowded - The log yard of ZUCK, STREET & CO.
DIED. An infant child of NELSON KIRKENDALL, was buried last Saturday.
(Application for License) ... liquor... Rochester ... Main street ... JAMES
ROBBINS, PERRY MEHRLING. Rochester, Ind., Feb. 9, 1872.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 16, 1872
MARRIED. On the 1st inst., by Squire BARGER, Mr. RICHARD REED to Miss ABIGAL WILLIAMS, all of this county.
DIED. In Rochester, on Sunday, February 11th, 1872, aged two years one month
and nine days, of inflamation of the brain, LUCY, youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD.
Laporte Herald please copy.
ROBERT GOULD, the well known photographer, whose gallery was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago, is now in Chicago purchasing new instruments and materials ... about the last of next week, a superb suit of rooms over D. S. GOULD's dry goods store ...
The SENTINEL announces that Rochester Township is to have three and one-half months public school this year...
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ... Republicans of Fulton Co. assembled at the Court
House in Rochester, on Saturday, February 10 ...
(names mentioned); JOHN H. BEEBER, M. L. ESSICK, W. H. MATTINGLY, Dr. V. GOULD, Hon. S. DAVIDSON, A. C. COPELAND, S. M. BISHOP, ( ----- ) MOONSHOWER, JOHN ELAM, WM. M. HULING, JOHN CHAMP, JOHN MATTHEWS, CHRIS. CAMPBELL. R. C. WILSON, WM. LYNCH, J. M. McAFEE, WM. J. HILL, Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN, FRED PETERSON, S. S TERRY, THOMAS BALL, Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, SIDNEY KEITH, SAM. HEFFLEY, E. E. COWGILL, STEVEN RARRICK, E. B. CHINN, B. C. WILSON, Rev. J. MILLER, A. K. PLANK, D. W. LYON...
LITERARY SOCIETY... meets once a week at the Prairie Union School House,
about one mile southwest of Rochester ...
(names mentioned) C. M. REID, W. H. CULLEN, JOHN H. PYLE, Miss LETITIA REID, A. McBRIDE, O. F. MONTGOMERY, W. MOEN, Miss DORA PYLE, Miss ELIZA J. REID, CHAS. SMITH, N. IZZARD, Mr. JONES ...
Dr. JAMES SUTTON is making arrangements to have a fine residence built during the coming summer.
The funeral of Mr. JAMES BURNS, who died a few weeks since, will be preached in Burns' Chapel, a few miles southwest of this place, on Sunday, February 18th...
The birthday supper given to FRED DANIELS, by his father, at his residence, on last Thursday night, was a pleasant affair; at least it is so reported by thos who attended.
THE HOWE SEWING MACHINE... Ever since the establishing of the agency the trade has rapidly increased in Fulton County and more than one hundred families are now using the Howe... Mr. M. T. OSGOOD is the gentlemanly agent for the Howe in our county...
The funeral of Miss MAGGIE McGRAW, last week, was very largely attended. Some twenty-eight vehicles made up the procession...
We learn that Father MILLS has had two strokes of palsy lately. The last stroke was on the brain, and it is feared that it will prove fatal.
MARRIED. JAMES KILMER and Miss NORA RHENO were married last week ...
THE CONTINENTAL RAILWAY... variously known as the New York Western, Ft. Wayne
& Pacific or Continental --(reporting letter concerning same addressed to W.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, Februarv 23, 1872
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION... Fulton Co. is fully represented here. Those of
our citizens registered at the Spencer House are E. CALKINS, WILLIAM BEARSS,
SIDNEY KEITH, E. E. COWGILL, D. W. LYON, M. L. ESSICK, A. C. COPELAND, Dr.
Messrs DAVIDSON, BEEBER and HEFFLEY are also in
At the 11th District caucus this evening Fulton Co. was the recipient of unusual honors. Col SHRYOCK presided over the meeting, and SIDNEY KEITH, Esq., was unanimously chosen Presidential Elector ...
We hear the CENTRAL spoken of as a No. 1 house since Mr. R. N. RANNELLS has resumed its management ...
Mt. Horeb Encampment, No 24, I. O. O. F .... donation of $20 to Mrs. MARY
MARSHMAN, and appointed Rev. P. S. COOK and H. B. JAMISON a committee to deliver
... her husband was not a member.
DIED. -GRACIE, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. PUGH, aged about five
years, died in this place last Sunday.
-A young lady named MARSHMAN deceased in this place on Monday last.
-JAMES HILEMAN, a youth aged about sixteen years, died in this place on Tuesday.
-Mrs. JOHN HILL died in this place on Thursday.
THE EMPIRE MILLS... owned by Messrs. A. L. BOWMAN & CO .... the old engine and boiler of the BILL WALLACE mill, thoroughly repaired and in prime working order, all traces of the fire through which it passed having been erased while being overhauled at the Rochester Foundry and Machine Shops... The empire ... begun last summer or early in the fall, and has now been in operation several weeks... It cost $7,000 in cash...
Mr. DANIEL WHITTENBERGER is making arrangements to have a fine barn built the coming summer.
Dr. GEORGE SHAFFER has returned home from Ann Arbor, Mich., where he has been attending medical lectures during the winter. He looks hearty. .
Mr. WM. KREIGHBAUM, who lost his tools and enlire stock in the late fire, has opened a harness shop in the village of Sevastopol ...
ELOPEMENT. Mr. BOB. EWING eloped on last Friday night between the hours of 12 and sunrise, with Miss MOLLIE FAIRCHILD -- took the train at Winamac for Michigan ...
DIED. On Monday morning, Feb. 19th, of paralysis, Father MILLS, in the 76th year of his age. We are creditably informed that the deceased during his long life was never sick but once previous to his last illness, and that was a great many years ago.
DIED. The aged father of Sheriff MONTGOMERY, one of the oldest settlers in this county, died at his residence in Newcastle Township, yesterday. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Twp., showing LEVI M. MONTGOMERY son of CALEB & SARAH L. (MERCER) MONTGOMERY]
WANTED. To sell or trade, a good Drag Saw and Horse Power, with Circular saw attachments, suitable for sawing stave, spoke and hub timber, stove wood, etc ... L. M. SPOTTS or JNO. S. TAYLOR, Rochester.
(Notice of Attachment) JACOB CRABILL vs PETER SLUSSER... 23d day of February, A.D., 1872. LEVI BURCH, Justice of the Peace of Henry Township. HERMANN & CONNOR, Attys for Pltff.
(Notice of Administration) LOUIS FELDER appointed Admr of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER HAGEN, late of Fulton County, deceased. February 19, 1872.
(Administrator's Sale)... at the late residence of CHRISTOPHER HAGEN,
deceased, in Rochester Township ... personal property... LOUIS FELDER.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Fridav, March l.. 1872
BUTTER AND EGGISH. Messrs. PHILIPS & LEITER bought during the year 1871, 13,086-1/2 dozen eggs and 15,558 lbs butter..
MOVED OUT OF TOWN. D. W. SHAFFER on last Monday moved on his farm, three or four miles east of town...
MARRIED. On Monday, Feb. 26th, at the residence of the bride's father, in Wayne Township, JOHN RITCHEY, of Kewanna, to Miss MELVINA PUGH, of Wayne Township.
The wife of Mr. ANDERSON, residing in Newcastle Township, died yesterday morning.
ACCIDENT. Davy before yesterday, Father STERNER, a worthy German living in the south-east part of town, was thrown from a wagon and badlv bruised ... will result in a long sickness, if not immediate death. Father Sterner is old and poor, lives in a rented house and depends on his wages for support. His family should not be allowed to suffer ...
RAILROADS (editorial condemning service on the P. & I. R.R. ) ... Returning from Indianapolis last week, we were subjected to a number of unnecessary delays ... In the first place, the train did not leave the Union depot until an hour after the advertised time. Then long stoppages were made at every station. Finally, we sidetracked at Birmingham, and waited two mortal hours in an atmosphere thick with the odor of perfume d'skunk, for the train going South, which was also late ...
DIED. -The son of Mr. and Mrs. PERRY OLIVER, residing a few miles east of this place, died last Tuesday, aged 13 vears.
-The wife of Mr. JACOB REAM, residing a few miles east of town, died of lung fever on last Friday evening. Mrs. Ream was confined to her bed but a few days ...
Our Physicians are vaccinating considerably through the country; the people are preparing for that dreadful disease, the small pox.
The grist mill of ANDERSON and CO. is doing a good business; has ground about 140 bushels of grain per day during the winter.
Since my last, a little daughter of Mrs. HUMMEL died in this place, aged about eleven years. Also a child of J. MACHLIN.
Our public school closed three days before the expiration of the term, as Mr. MACKEY, our teacher, has been very sick.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
The schools are coming to a close. The MOUNT VERNON SCHOOL is being finished by H. W. HOOBER, it having broken down in the middle under the charge of a female teacher.
Mr. WM. POTTER and S. N. BEATTIE, storekeepers, appear to be driving a living trade this winter ...
BLUE GRASS POST OFFICE is inspired with new life since it occupies a place on a regular mail route.
Mr. BALL, of Mount Vernon, is making arrangements to overhaul and refit his MILL in the spring...
Messrs. COOPER & VANDEVER, of Fletcher's Lake, are unable to saw at present. The Lake from which their mill receives ... water is frozen... pipes are closed...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Friday, March 8, 1872
DIED. MARK BOWEN, a Henry Township farmer, died at his residence last Monday.
The wife of BARNEY EIDSON, County Commissioner, died in Richland township last Sunday.
An old gentleman named JONES, aged 76 years, the father-in-law of JAS. QUALLS, died at the latter's residence, in Rochester, last Monday.
Mr. JOSEPH ALLMAN has removed his stock of Dry Goods and Groceries to the room one door north of JOHN EDWARD's saloon.
Dr. L. H. SHATTO is our authorized agent to receive and receipt for subscriptions to the SPY in Walnut and vicinity...
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued in Fulton Countv in February 1872:
Wm. A. LUCAS and Rachel A. STAHL; Francis DILLON and Mary ESTELL; Wm. S. CATES and Louisa A. BARNETT; John WILLFORCE and Alice GOCHENOUR; Wm. A. WILSON and Julia A. FROST; James W. KILLMER and Nora RHENO; Sylvester ALSPACH and Maria GOSS; Wm. McCLURE and Margaret E. ZINK; Geo. W. BUCHANAN and Mary E. DAGUE; John A. RICHEY and Hattie L. PUGH; John HENDERSON and Sarah E. SELLERS; Henry HICKS and Louisa CARUTHERS; Eli ROGERS and Eliza ZERBIE; Moses A. McGEE and Rebecca E. MOORE.
Mr. EPHRAIM McKEE and Miss KOONS, neither of whom has yet arrived at the years of majority, passed through this place the other day, on their way to Michigan (to get married). Ephraim is a son of RUSSELL McKEE and belongs in the west part of Rochester Township. Miss Koons' home is in Ohio, but she has been visiting at the house of her brother, the Squire, this winter. The groom's people aided and abetted the match, but the bride's folks were opposed ...
DIED. At his residence in Newcastle Township, this county, on Thursday, Feb.
22d, 1872, CALEB MONTGOMERY, aged 72 years and 8 months.
Deceased was born and reared in the State of Ohio, and emigrated to Indiana in 1838, entering the farm on which he subsequently lived and died. He raised a large family, and was known widely as one of the best citizens of the county. He held several public offices in the course of his long life... a consistent member of the Disciples Cnurch, and died as one having full faith in a blessed hereafter. ..
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post-office at Rochester for the month
ending Feb. 29th, 1872:
Mrs. E. ANDREWS, Isaac E. ANDREWS, Wash. ANDERSON, Miss Lib ANDERSON, Miss Nin ANDERSON, Henry BARKHARD, Rebecca BARRET, Joseph BARTO, Mrs. Z. BURSON, John V. GOSS. Geo. E. GORDON, Henry KING, Robt. McKEE, Mrs. C. SMITH, Orlando SMITH, M. B. SHEETS, Austin SQUIRES, Mrs. T. A. SCOTT, Miss Rebecca SHAVER, Elizabeth SWISHER, David SMITH, S. S. SMITH, Mrs. R. W. SAXON, John ROONEY, G. W. WAGONER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
Mr. VAN TRUMP has resigned the office of Township Trustee. He has held the office about three years ... Van is still young, and is credited with some political aspirations ... He intends to devote the summer to selling improved agricultural machinery in this county. Mr. WM. McMAHAN, a well-known and most worth farmer, who resides on the Peru road, about two miles from Rochester, is his successor in office.
Mr. ELI ROGERS and Miss ELIZA ZERBE matrimonied on Monday of this week ...
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. MADISON PLOUGH died last week.
BLUE GRASS COSSIP
The new METHODIST class, organized by Father SPARKS contemplate the erection of a CHURCH EDIFICE AT MARSHTOWN ...
Religious services at WEST UNION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH regularly every two weeks, at 3 p.m. Rev. JOHN BRANCH...
Services alternate Sabbaths at LAKE CHAPEL M. E. CHURCH, at 10-1/2 o'clock, a.m. Rev. CONNER, pastor.
The LAKE SCHOOL closed on the 23d ult. Classes passed creditable examination. Addresses by Rev. WM. REEDER and Trustee McCAUGHEY....
The BLUE GRASS DRAINING COMPANY completed about six miles of their work the past autumn at a cost of about $700 per mile ...
MARRIED, February 27th, Mr. HENDERSON, of Fulton, Indiana, to Mrs. SARAH SELLARS, of Kewanna.
T. J. McCLARY and A. F. BOWERS, Masons and plasterers.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Fridav, March 15, 1872
(Notice of Final Settlement) bv M. L. ESSICK, Admr de bonis non of the Estate of CHARLES BRACKETT, deceased. Rochester, March 14, 1872.
NEW MILLINERY and Dressmaking Establishment, one door South of Danziger's Drug Store, Monday, March 18, 1872 ... Mrs. M. HORTON & Mrs. J. EMERY.
ROCHESTER CARRIAGE SHOPS ... near the Lumber Yard ... Buggies and Carriages made, painted and trimmed in the highest style of the art... AMOS HINCKLE, Rochester, Ind., March 14, 1872.
A. K. PLANK, Druggist... South Room MAMMOTH BUILDING, Main Street, Rochester, Indiana. March 14, 1872.
J. B. ELLIOTT has removed his Leather Store to Zimmerman's old stand in the north end of town... Rochester, Ind., March 14, 1872.
Two cases of small pox are reported at LINCOLN, Miami County.
ALONZO RANNELLS, son of the proprietor of the CENTRAL HOUSE, is dangerously sick.
We owe JOE ALLMAN an apology for not changing his advertisement. This will remind our readers, however, that he has removed his large stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, &c., to SHORE & MACKEY's old stand, in the north part of town.
The METHODIST SOCIETY at GREEN OAK, Perrysburg Circuit, are arranging to build a new house of worship ....
MILT. DAVIDSON and JOHN VANDERKARR met and quarreled in a saloon the other day, and from words came to blows. Davidson drew a revolver ... for which he was arrested ... on the charge of committing an assault with intent to kill.
Rev. P. S. COOK and lady will celebrate the Silver (twenty-fifth) Anniversary of their Wedding, at the M.E. Church, next Monday evening ...
Uncle BEN. WILSON challenges the county to produce an older settler than himself who came here with a family... claims to be over 63 years old ... was once Sheriff of the county.
AGENTS FOR THE SPY... J. W. BRANTHOFFER, Union Township, W. H. SICKMAN, Henry, H. W. HOOBER, Wayne, ISOM R. NEW, Liberty, Dr. L. H. SHATTO, Walnut and vicinity.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (from the Sentinel, March
C. S. GRAHAM and JAMES MARTIN, Commissioners, L. M. MONTGOMERY, sheriff, and DAN AGNEW, auditor, being present.
(names mentioned): J. W. CARTER, THOMAS W. PALTEE, BENJAMIN HERTZOG, F. PACKER, REUBEN KENNEDY, JAMES ROBBINS, PERRY MEHRLING, DAN B. PADDOCK, MERCER & SHEPHERD, GUS CORNELIUS, G. W. NORRIS, D. McGAUGHEY, C. CHAMBERLAIN, I. PUNTIOUS, ELI ROGERS, N. LOCKE, W. & L. E. GURLEY, JAS WALLACE, JOHN W. BLACK, Mrs. E. VANTRUMP, S. S. NEWELL, W. C. MOORE, Mrs. OWENS, FEDER & SILBERBERG, C. HOOVER, GEORGE WILSON, GEORGE SPRAGUE, F. RICHARDSON, CAL VANTRUMP, R. J. BRIGHT, H. W. JACKSON, ROBBINS & SPOHN, E. S. BARNES, NELLANS & BOWMAN, SAMUEL FULTZ, A. T. METCALF, A. V. HOUSE, N. J. PILKINTON, JOHN RITZEUS, JESSE SHIELDS, A. STEFFY, B. STEFFY, JOHN ELAM, H. F. PARKER, PETERSON & WHITE, O. P. WALTER, DAN AGNEW, HORACE MACKEY, W. H. GREEN, MARK MOORE, SAMUEL KEELY, H. B. JAMISON, H. E. OSBORNE, JAMES MARTIN, C. B. GRAHAM, B. A. EIDSON, S. MARTIN.
BLUE GRASS COSSIP
A case of small pox is reported in the family of JACOB HENDRIXON, Esq.
DIED. On the 6th inst., near Marshtown, the infant child of H. MAUFEY and wife, aged about three weeks.
MARRIED. On the 26th ult., at the residence of the bride's father, in Wayne township, Mr. JOHN RITCHEY, of Kewanna, and Miss LOVINA PUGH.
Messrs. CARTER & McAFEE, of the KEWANNA PILOT, have their printing establishment in full blast now...
DIED. March 10th, CARSON C. son of CALVIN and ELIZABETH MASSEY, aged four years, two months and eleven days ...
The spotted fever has made its appearance a few miles south of this place, in the family of Mr. WESLEY REAM.
Rev. SAMUEL BACON preaches his farewell sermon next Sabbath...
JOHN BALL has rented his farm, and is making arrangements to move to town in a few days.
The party given to our young people, on last Wednesday night, by Mrs. WM. HULING, was a complete success ...
We understand that Prof. JAS. HOOVER... has taken unto himself a wife...
We understand that JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH sold in Rochester, the other day, by far the largest beef that has been slaughtered there for many years. Gross weight, 1,800 lbs.
M. BOWEN died at his residence last Monday, of congestion of the brain. He was confined to his bed but a short time. The Friday previous to his death he went to Rochester; next day he was in Akron, well and hearty...
Mr. GEORGE McCLOUD, the father of Mrs. Dr. TERRY, is in town. We learn that he has disposed of his property in Ohio and has come to make his home with Dr. Terry.
ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL ... Spring Term will open April 8, 1872
(courses and fees set forth) L. M. BRYAN, Superintendent, V. GOULD, J. DAWSON,
ENOCH STURGEON, Trustees.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursdav, March 21, 1872
Mr. WMt. CARTER, we understand, is dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
Mr. WM. CULVER, of this place, was reported dying last Saturday, but he is still living.
ELIAS LOY, aged 28 years, died in this place last Sunday. He leaves a small
NEWTON CARTWRIGHT, a lad who worked for WM. CARTER, died this morning, of inflamation of the lungs and congestion of the brain.
Mrs. ELLEN FARAGHAN, aged 21 years, died in this place this morning. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church tomorrow Friday at 10 a.m.
LON RANNELLS is better, and is now expected to recover...
Father STALLARD has removed to LINCOLN, Miami County, where he has purchased a share in a GRIST MILL...
F. N. RICHARDSON, Assessor of Henry Township, started last Monday week for Red Cloud, Nebraska, his future home. Frisbie is a good boy, and we wish him success in life.
Miss MATTIE TRIMBLE has removed her shop to the room formerly occupied by Mrs. PLANK & CO., and formed a partnership with Mrs. AUSTIN... Millinery business ...
V. ZIMMERMAN, the well-known and popular Boot and Shoemaker, has removed his extensive manufactory a few doors nearer the center of town. He may now be found in the block opposite the Wallace House, one door south of the Flour and Feed Store ...
One week ago last Sunday, A. W. CALHOUN, while under the influence of liquor, discharged his revolver some two or three times at the house of C. NOLAN.... arrested...
J. W. CARTER's new house is approaching completion...
MILT. HILAND is laying the foundation for a new cage. Guess the bird will be ready to nestle therein as soon as completed.
MARRIED. At the residence of J. W. BRANTHOFFER, on Sunday, March 17th, by Rev. H. H. SANDOE, Mr. J. P. URBIN and Mrs. SARAH J. CHINETH, all of Kewanna.
Mr. McKEE, J.P., has disposed of his property, a few miles northwest of this place, and is making arrangements to move to Henry County, this State.
DIED. -DANIEL BOWEN died of consumption, at his residence, on last Thursday evening, 14th inst.
-WESLEY REAM's little daughter died, Sunday, the 10th inst., of spotted fever
Rev. SAMUEL BACON starts for Conference next Monday. Mr. Bacon has been engaged on the Akron Circuit for two vears ...
A team of horses belonging to JOSEPH WIDEMAN become frightened, while standing at the Grist Mill last Saturday, and (ran away) breaking the wagon.
The lawsuit between Mrs. KITCHEN plaintiff, and JOSEPH WILHOIT, defendant, was decided last Saturday in favor of the plaintiff..
Mr. WM. BITTERS is making arrangements to build a fine new barn during the coming season.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
Dr. HOWELL, of Kewanna, visits Mt. Vernon occasionally, whether professionally or not, we are not informed.
Mr. JAS. THRUSH proposes giving one acre of ground and fifty dollars to the M.E. Church at Mt. Vernon.
Dr. JACKSON is clearing a truck patch in the suburbs of town.
Mr. BALL, our P.M., is the quickest man in the mail service, we'll bet. He can change the mail in less than sixty minutes.
E. R. HERMAN disposed of the personal effects of the estate of JANE ALLEN, deceased, late of this township, on the 9th of March.
DIED. A son of PETER F. BRUNK, and the wife of CHARLES DEAN, died a few days ago.
An average of twenty letters a week mailed from Blue Grass.
A lad named SHIELDS. of this vicinity, has fled to parts unknown. Cause, discharging a gun at a lad named CRAMER, and -- not hitting him.
MARRIED. -On the 16th inst., by Rev. WM. REEDER, at the residence of the bride's father in Harrison Township, Cass County, Mr. THOMAS BAILEY, of Wayne Township, and Miss MARGARETTE WITTERS.
-On the 14th inst., at the residence of the bride in this township, EDWIN BARKER, Esq., and Mrs. LIBBIE JULIAN.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Thursday, March 28. 1872
THE STAR STORE... Dry Goods, Groceries (general mdse) D. S. GOULD, Rochester, Indiana, March 28, 1872.
Jewelry... Store on west side of Main street, nearlv opposite the Court
House, and between Mercer & Shepherd's new brick block and Feder &
Silberberg's clothing store ...
C. L. MATTHEWS. Rochester, Ind., March 21, 1872.
Edge Tool Work... W. A. HORTON, Millark, Ind., March 21, 1872.
DIED. Mrs. MARGARET KRATZER, a native of Pennsylvania, but long a resident of this vicinity, died at the residence of SOLOMAN WAGONER, Esq., last Friday. Her disease was cancer of the face. Her age was about 67 )rears.
FIRE. Last Sundav forenoon, a fire broke out in the edge of the prairie south-west of Rochester ... Mr. LUMAN SMITH had to call on a religious congregation at worship in the vicinity for help to fight the flames in order to save his barn from destruction...
ACCIDENT. Mr. JAMES PYLE... last Thursday afternoon... his ax struck... his right foot, cutting a gash fully three inches long, and reaching through his foot ...
DIED. In Richland Township, on the 24th dav of March, 1872, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, son of E. H. and MARY F. MOW, aged one year and three months.
SIDNEY MOON, of Rochester, and SAMUEL W. JULIAN, of Wayne, announce themselves in the last SENTINEL as candidates for Sheriff, subject to ... Democratic County Convention...
A well-authenticated rumor assigns Mr. A. T. BITTERS to the vacant editorial chair in the SENTINEL office. The 'Squire is a gentleman of high character and sound sense. thoroughly devoted to principle and possessing views of his own... We.. anticipate the most pleasant relations with him during his editorial career.
THE BUILDING SEASON. We are indebted to Mr. A. F. BOWERS, of the firm of McCLARY & BOWERS, Stone Masons and Plasterers, for the following ... to be completed during the coming season... : J. DAWSON, Main street, brick business room, 2Ox8O, two stories high; BARKDOLL & KENNEDY, near the railroad, planing mill and sash factorv, 6Ox68; C. KAMMERER, Jefferson street, frame residence, 16x24, 1-1/2 stories; T. HAMLET, south end Jefferson street, frame residence 22x28, l-1/2 stories; Mrs. L. TRUE, south end of town, frame residence, 17x4O, 1-1/2 stories; WM. MACKEY, Jr., southern limits of corporation, frame residence 16x28, 1-1/2 stories; C. STRADLEY, Jefferson street, frame residence, 16x28, 1-1/2 stories; Mrs. I. W. BROWN, location not ascertained, brick residence, about 24x32, 1-1/2 stories.
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the M.E. Church meeting (names mentioned) Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, Mrs. E. J. COOK, Mrs. HERMAN, Miss LULA ROBBINS, Miss CARRIE SHRYOCK, Mrs. NEWHOUSE, FRANKIE HECTOR, Miss MARY NEWHOUSE, Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Miss BELLE WALTERS, Mrs. POST, Mrs. F. W. ELAM.
Old Father SIMPSON was buried Saturday last. He was quite an old man, and had for a number of years been a resident of Marshall County.
DAVID V. MACKY is doing the drug business in our town.
SHAKES & SHAKES have enlarged their store room, and TOMMY is now in Chicago laying in an ample stock of goods.
E. SHELT has sold his residence to Mr. GEORGE W. CUTSHALL.
Miss EMMA J. WHITTENBERGER is lying dangerously ill with spotted fever.
The infant child of Mr. DAVID BRIGHT died last Friday, aged six months.
Rev. ALLMAN is holding a protracted meeding at SUTTON'S SCHOOL house, a few miles south-east of this place...
Mr. E. CURTIS is making arrangements to build, during the summer, a fine brick residence. This will be, when completed, the finest residence in this vicinity.
The Akron Public School closes next Tuesday...
Prof. JAMES HOOVER is dangerously ill with spotted fever.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
Mr. WOOLSE, the saddler, has left MARSHTOWN for a more congenial clime.
RICHARD THRUSH and ALLIE McDONALD expect to start for Nebraska Monday next.
DIED.... the spotted fever is very bad. Two members of the family of Mr. BRUNK, proprietor of the CIRCULAR MILL, have already died; two more are dangerously ill, and two of the mill hands were also attacked, but at last accounts were recovering.
DIED. on the 18th inst., of typhoid fever, ROBERT WILSON MATHEWS, aged 23 years. The deceased was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, an obedient son, an affectionate brother, and a kind friend ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, April 4. 1872
The farmers' cheap store ... opposite the Public Square and one door south of Ashton's Bazar. (general merchandise listed) WILE, FERGUSON & CO., Rochester, lnd., April 4, 1872.
Mr. J. M. BALDWIN is about to erect a new residence for himself, in the southwest part of town ...
ROCHESTER LODGE NO. 47, I.O.O.F. (election of officers names rientioned) H. B. JAMISON, A. G. SINKS, L. M. MONTGOMERY, JOHN W. DAVIS, DAVID BARB, ISAAC GOOD, JONAS MYERS.
DIED. -In Rochester Township, on Monday, March 25, 1872, FRANK, son of
WASHINGTON and ANNIE WYLIE, aged two years and six months.
-At the residence of ANDY THORPE, of Union Township, on the 27th ult., of spotted fever, Prof. JAMES F. HOOVER, aged 38 years .... our esteemed music teacher ... That voice to which we listened time and again... Prof. Hoover was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1834, and was born blind, but he availed himself of an early opportunity of obtaining an education. When about the age of twelve years he went to the Blind Asylum at Columbus, Ohio, were he remained for eight years. by which time he gained a good general education, and also learned the rudiments of music, which he has made his study ever since. After returning home to his father's, he and his other blind brothers followed making brooms, and occasionally gave a concert. In the year 1866 he came to visit his cousin, W. H. CURTIS, near Akron, where he had his home up to his death... By request of his friends his remains will be sent to Ohio in charge of his brother-in-law, E. EMBREE. --- S. M. LEEDY, Deedsville, Ind., March 27, 1872.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Fulton County Clerk during the month of
Henry HICKS and Louiza CAROTHERS; Eli ROGERS and Eliza ZERKLE; Moses A. McGEE and Rebecca MOORE; Jarrel DOUGLAS and Laura BOLLES; Wm. H. KNIPPLE and Alice S. FRENCH; Edward BARKER and Elizabeth JULIAN; Mathias MILLER and Lucy A. WOOLF; John CARRUTHERS and Sarah E. LEBUN; John P. NUBIN and Sarah J. CHENECH; Wm. W. HARDMAN and Elizabeth SWITZER Eli F. MEREDITH and Margaret E. FROST; Frederick MOHLER and Mary GARNER; Henry C. REMENSCHNEIDER and Susan SPOTTS; Geo. W. BRAMAN and Marv E. VANBLARICUM; Phillip COOK and Catharine COOK; Wm. BLACKBURN and Catharine CALLOWAY.
The little daughter of WALTER ANDERSON has been lying dangerously ill with lung fever for the week past, but is now recovering rapidly.
Our fellow-townsman, ROBERT SHIELDS, is lying Prostrate on the couch of disease, but we hope is not dangerous.
WILL DANIELS, of Chicago, is visiting his uncle, Mr. DANIELS, of this place.
FREDERICK DANIELS started for Detroit, Michigan, Monday, April 1st. We wish him a good time.
The Akron Anti-Horse Thief Company met last Saturday. This is a well organized company of 200 members ... men of money and influence who are willing to stand by each other in case of theft. Since the organization of the company, which has been near six years, not a single horse has been stolen from any member ...
BLUE GRASS COSSIP
Miss MAGGIE KELLY is teaching the MT. VERNON SCHOOL ...
Mr. JAS. MARSH has moved from the Roberts farm, in Union, to his own, in this township.
JOS. A. CARR, of Rochester, is engaged in moving a house for MARTIN MATHEWS this week.
DIED:- On the 27th inst., at Fletcher's Lake, MARGARET, wife of ALEX. COOPER.
-On the 27th inst., at Mt. Vernon, SARAH ANN, daughter of ISAIAH BALL...
GEORGE WAGNER asserts that ten bushels of wheat were stolen out of his granery this winter.
We learn that JACOB SHOWLEY's house burned down last Saturday. No particulars.
Mr. H. H. BENNETT is seriously ill at present.
At an election of the members of the GERMAN REFORMED CHURCH today, C. S. GRAHAM was re-elected Elder and RUFUS BLAIR, Deacon, for the term of two years each.
JOHN G. STRADLEY, who has been visiting friends in Rochester for a couple of weeks, started for Chicago yesterday.
FRANK MOSS, an adventurous lad of about fourteen summers, experienced the sensation of having a gun burst in his hands, while hunting ducks on the lake, the other day. His face was badly burned with powder, but he suffered no other damages.
Mr. E. R. BOYER, of Union Township, has ... Berkshire pigs for sale).. on the JAMES CARTER's farm, four miles north of Kewanna.
Rev. W. PATTINSON, of the Presbyterian Church, has resolved to sever pastoral relations with his congregation in Rochester ....
LIST OF LETTERS in the Post Office at Rochester for the month ending March
Miss Annie ALSPACH, Charles ANTHONY, J. I. BIGBEE, E. T. BIRLES, Miss Mary J. BOWEN, Louis BIRKAL, Levi CAS, Mary A. CONGDEN, Miss Carrie COURTERELOLS, Lyman Louis DEHNER, S. E. DAVNUFF, John DAMICK, W. H. DEARDOFF, W. W. GIBSON, H. C. GROVER, James HESS, Miss Emma HAY, J. J. HEBEL, B. HOOPER, Mrs. Newton HOOD, August LEVI, S. McCARTER, Mrs. Sarah MILLS, A. C. MOORE, Frank MOORE, Mrs. Caroline MEDBURN, T. J. ROBERTS, N. O. ROSS, John REESE, Mrs. Elizabeth ROSS, Henry KIRGLE, Mr. ROSTON, James SHIELDS, Frank STURGEON, O. THOMPSON, F. H. TURNER, R. R. TIMBERS, Miss I. S. WAGNER, J. H. WAITE, Andrew YOUNT, Messrs LATHAN & VAIL. - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
HARDWARE STORE ROBBED. Yesterday morning it was discovered that the hardware
store of D. L. BECK & BROS., in this place, had been entered the previous
night and robbed of about $300 worth of fine cutlery... no clues ...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Thursdav, April 11, 1872
JOHN CONRICK, a resident of Bourbon, was run over and killed by a train on the P. Ft. W. & C. R.R. at Plymouth one day last week. He attempted to board a freight in motion and missed his footing.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
Our Democratic friend, SAMUEL JULIAN, wants the nomination for the office of Sheriff ... S. N. BEATTIE,... will be a candidate for Justice of the Peace...
On Sunday, 31st ult., the wife of Mr. JAS. REEDER presented him with a young son...
JAMES HARSH, Jr., is making arrangements to build a new house the coming season.
Mr. JOHN STUBBS, our deaf and dumb shoemaker, moved his shop into THOMAS PATTIE's harness shop yesterday.
Miss LOUISA HILFLICKER is convalescent, but Mr. H. H. BENNETT is reported still in a critical condition.
( Notice of Administration) P. M. BOZARTH appointed Admr of the estate of ELIAS LOY, late of Fulton County, deceased. April 5, 1872.
(Notice of Administration) SAMUEL B. DAWSON appointed Admr of the estate of DANIEL BOWMAN, late of Fulton County, deceased. April 8, 1872.
PUBLIC SALE, Saturday, April 20th, 1872, at his Warehouse and residence in the town of Rochester (personal property including livestock, buggy, harness, corn sheller)... JOHN D. BROWN.
LEW SPOTTS left home night before last, to start on a summer campaign of railroad building.
FRANK WARD, aged about 20 years, died in this place last Thursday, of cerebro-spinal meningittis.
Capt. DAVID RADER has been fussing with typhoid fever for several weeks past, but is now able to be about again.
We learned the whereabouts of HUGH LUCAS, the other day, through Uncle BEN. WILSON, who came in and subscribed for a copy of the SPY, to be sent to Hugh at Bridgewater, Missouri.
The FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Rochester will open its doors for business next Monday morning, when the affairs of its predecessor, the ROCHESTER BANK, will be transferred up as rapidly as possible.
Mr. W. H. SICKMAN, our agent and correspondent at Akron, has returned to his home at Bourbon, Ind. Mr. S. is a young man of talent, and will undoubtedly be heard from in the future if his life is spared.
AL. GOODRICH, Township Assessor, has completed his official duties for the year, and may now be found in his cooper shop...
Mr. JULIAN, SIDNEY MOON, JOHN HUNTER, ISAAC GOOD, JOHN GROVE and A. J. DAVIDSON, all want to be the Democratic candidate for Sheriff ...
ED, R. RANNELLS arrived here last Thursday, after an absence of almost a year ... Ed. is looking well and speaks hopefully of the future.
MARRIED. In Logansport, on Sunday, April 7, 1872., Mr. MILTON H. MOORE, of Rochester, and Miss ELLA LEACH, of the former place.
Mr. J. DAWSON broke ground last Monday morning on the site of his proposed new brick store building ...
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK. The official notice or Certificate of authority for the establishment ... as required by law is published in our advertising columns today...A. C. COPELAND, Esq., President, and Mr. E. P. COPELAND, Cashier...
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. A movement is on foot among the farmers of Fulton County to procure sufficient subscriptions of stock to purchase Fair Grounds, etc., in order that an annual Fair may hereafter be held in or near Rochester ...
ROCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL ... opening exercises ... prayer by Rev. W. PATTINSON... Mr. ENOCH STURGEON briefly addressed the children... Mr. BRYAN, Misses HILTON, BARB, TAYLOR, WALKER and BACON, constitute the corps of teachers.
At a school meeting held last Saturday at the PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL House, about one mile and a half southwest of Rochester, Miss HENRIETTA REBECCA McBRIDE was elected teacher ...
Mrs. CALVIN VAN TRUMP and Mrs. LEVI MERCER have been very sick.
Mr. JAMES PYLE has commenced the erection of a frame barn 4Ox3O feet. THOMAS NEWHOUSE is to do the work.
Mrs. SAMUEL CONGOR, Mrs. NORMAN ADAMS and Mrs. ONSTOTT, all living in the vicinity of Rochester, are on the sick list, but are improving.
Farmers are advised not to buy their Plows until they see the Red Bird, at GILMAN's FOUNDRY.
Those nice all wool suits at $10 are going off fast at the RED FLAG STORE...
G. HOLZMAN & CO.
ROCHESTER UINION-SPY. Thursday. April 18, 1872
MEETING OF THE REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE of Fulton County ... will meet
... on Saturday, Mav 4, 1872 ...
The Central Committee is composed of:
Rochester Township, M. L. ESSICK, JOHN ELAM and WM. H. MATTINGLY;
Henry, Wm. M. HULING;
Liberty, JOHN CHAMP;
Wayne, JOHN MATTHEWS;
Aubbeenaubbee, CHRIS. CAMPBELL;
Richland, BENJAMIN C. WILSON;
Newcastle, WM. LYNCH;
Union, J. M. McAFEE ...
BLUE GRASS COSSIP
Mr. ALEX COOPER has disposed of his personal property since the death of his wife.
Mr. J. H. VANDEVER has purchased Mr. Cooper's interest in the saw mill, and is running a full force.
MARRIED. On the 6th inst. at the residence of the bride's father, in Wayne Twp., Mr. JOHN HIZER and Miss MARY A WARE ...
Mr. LAMBERT, the blacksmith, has purchased the WATSON property, on the corner opposite the post office.
Mr. F. M. BEATTIE... has moved from the country to Marshtown.
Our very polite and obliging druggist, M. R. BRIGHT... MILO... officiates as Post Master, Notary Public, local agent for the SPY, Secretary of the Anti-Horse Thief Company, etc.
Dr. E. H. SUTTON, who has been seriously ill during the past two weeks, is but slightly improved... The Doctor is one of the pioneers of the county...
Mr. BACON, pastor of the M.E. Church during the last two years, gave us his valedictory and has gone to the new field of labor assigned him by the recent conference...
A Miss REYNOLDS, of Plymouth, is the teacher elect of our public school for
the spring and summer session.
Dr. J. T. DOKE and WM. D. BUNNELL are busily engaged erecting a building near the depot, the lower rooms to be occupied by the post office, a shoe shop and checker tables; the upper rooms by the Doctor's office.
(Administrator's Sale) personal property (farm implements and livestock) of DANIEL BOWEN, deceased, late of Fulton County. . . SAMUEL DAWSON, Admr. April 18, 1872.
The wife of Mr. SOLOMON B. WAGONER, residing within a few miles of this place, died last Tuesday.
At the reorganization of the SUNDAY SCHOOL at the PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL House, last Sabbath, Mrs. MARY E. PYLE was elected Superintendent.
The excavation for the basement of J. DAWSON's new brick STORE BUILDING will be finished this week, and work will be commenced on the foundation next week.
Mrs. I. W. BROWN's new brick residence will be situated on the corner west of the Catholic Church...
A new aspirant for the Sherifialty was announced in the SENTINEL last week, viz: Mr. JOHN HOGAN, of Wayne Township...
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ROCHESTER opened its doors for business early last Monday morning ...
FIRE. A fire broke out in the woods last Saturday, near the farm of old Mr. CONGER, destroying fencing belonging to THOS. NEWHOUSE, PETER CONGER and a Mr. HUDTWALCKER...
Dr. JAMES TOLERTON died in this place last Friday, aged about 40 vears. Deceased was pretty generally known throughout Northern Indiana, having lived and practiced medicine in several different towns. He came here from Plymouth about three years ago, and soon began to complain of bronchitis. The disease ... for the last year was plainly consumption of an incurable type....
Some two or three weeks ago JOSEPH TERRELL, a well-to-do farmer, residing
near Green Oak, this countv, eloped with a Mrs. WHEEDON, the wife of one of his
farm tenants. Terrell brought his own wife to town, and giving her $2,000, bade
her a final adieu. Mrs. T. is now living in the corporation, we understand. Her
late spouse was something of a preacher ... as to what particular branch of the
church he belonged, we are not informed. WHEEDON, the lawful husband of the
frail woman, died since his wife's departure, and was buried last Sunday. He was
a drinking, shiftless fellow, and was frequently in jail on account of his
bacchaulian propensities. It is said that Terrell used to bring his tenant to
town. get him drunk, and then drive home alone and console Mrs. W....
Mr. A. L. BOWMAN offers the well-known AUBBEENAUBBEE MILL and 200 acres of
choice land for sale, on good terms ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, April 25, 1872
(Dissolution of Partnership) Drs. HILL & HECTOR... this day dissolved by mutual consent.. WM. HILL. M.D., C. HECTOR, M.D., Rochester, Ind., April 20, 1872.
Mr. E. B. CHINN is bedfast and helpless with rheumatism.
A young man named NEWELL was buried in Richland Township oil Sunday last.
MARRIED. -Mr. J. W. THOMPSON and Mrs. LOUISA B. GREEN were married in this
place Tuesday evening, the 23d.
MACE EMMONS and Mrs. JULIA HOSKINS, both of this place, was married at White Pigeon, Mich., some four weeks ago.
In obedience to a telegram, Mr. ISAIAH WALKER, of this place, reported at Francesville last Monday to take part in the survey of the line of the CONTINENTAL R.R. from that point east.
The R.R. surveying party now approaching Rochester, have sent a challenge in advance for a game of baseball with the young men of this place, to be played Saturday afternoon...
That old stand-by ISAAC PONTIOUS, is a candidate for Commissioner in the middle district...
A savage dog nipped DAVID CARR's crippled son yesterday, bringing tears but no blood...
The surveying party on the line of the CONTINENTAL R.R., thirteen in number, were seen east of the Tippecanoe river on Tuesday, and are expected to reach Kewanna this afternoon. They are proceeding eastward at the rate of five miles a day.
Mr. WM. STURGEON says that the sub-contracts for the grading and tieing of the track of the CONTINENTAL R.R. were let at Fort Wayne last week...
Mr. VICTOR DANIELS is the agent in Fulton and adjoining counties for the celebrated Estey Organs...address Mr. Daniels at Akron, Indiana, or inquire at A. J. DAVIDSON's Agricultural Store, Rochester, Ind.
DIED. -The funeral of the wife of Mr. RUFUS CHRIST took place in the M.E.
Church last Sunday.
-Mr. WILLIAM CULVER, aged 57 years, died in this place last Friday. The deceased was a citizen of many years standing, and generally known throughout the county.
-An infant belonging in the family of Mr. JAMES WALLACE, residing a few miles west of town, was found dead in bed on Monday morning of last week... Cause unknown.
Mrs. G. T. MILLER... has received the latest spring and summer styles of Millinery Goods ... Shop at her residence, three doors north of Central House.
FIRE. Yesterday noon ... A large crowd succeeded in subduing the flames ... The property belongs to Dr. M. M. REX, and was occupied by E. R. HERMAN, Esq. (residence located in northwest part of town)
BLIJE GRASS GOSSIP
MARRIED. On the 14th inst., at the residence of Rev. WM. REEDER, Mr. H. C. LAMBERT and Miss NANCY TROUTMAN, all of Wayne Township.
BIRTH. Another accession to the Republican ranks. An eight pound boy at H. W. HOOVER'S, April 20th...
Although MARSHTOWN has no saloon, some of its citizens at times appear to be very singularly affected ...
Mr. ALEX CURTIS.... started from his farm, one mile west of Akron, on Monday... one hundred and seventy-five head of steers for the pasture lands in Jasper County...
The railroad meeting of last week in the interests of the BALTIMORE AND CONTINENTAL line, was laraely attended...
M. R. BRIGHT is supplying himself with a first-class soda fountain ...
E. A. ARNOLD (grocer, also sells farm implements)
MARRIED. Mr. CHARLES MORRIT,...from Miami County (married) Miss MARY PONTIOUS. (date and place not given)
Mr. ANDREW BAINTER, of Goshen, moved on his farm, 2-1/2 miles east of town, last week.
And now goes Mr. C. M. WEIRICK to Illinois and comes back a few days ago, knotted to Miss GOSNEY... CLARK is a oood Republican, but am sorry he does not take the SPY.
JAMES WARE, of Wayne Township. is going to build a large barn this summer. James is a first-rate fellow, but a Democrat, we are sorry to say.
Father URBIN left his neat little residence last week and moved on his farm three miles south of town, where he intends to live a retired life. He and his son, JOSEPH. who is nearly blind, have gone to Cleveland to see a celebrated oculist.
Notwithstanding our warning to farmers against patent right fence, CHAS. SEARS bought the right for the Countv for $300.
J. W. CARTER has moved into a new house.
SUDDEN DEATH. As BEN. CLARK and 'his brother were hauling a load of hay yesterday, Ben got out on the boompole as far as he could, when it broke. He fell head first on the load, breaking his neck, and killing him instantly. He was was 35 years.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN C. WILSON.
I was born in Dearborn County, in the State of Indiana, January 28, A.D. 1809, while it was yet a territory. My father moved into Franklin Co.. this State, in 1811, and lived there until 1826, when he moved into Shelby County. I moved into Fulton County in April 1835, and have lived here ever since .... lived here thirty-seven vears. In all that time I have not had to bury a single member of my family...
I was elected a Justice of the Peace in Richland Township in 1836; served one term, which was five years under the law at that time. Was re-elected and served until 1845, when I received the nomination and was elected Sheriff. Served two years, and was re-elected by a large majority over my party. At the close of my second term I received the appointment of County Agent, in which capacity I served two years ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, May 2, 1872
The corps of engineers that started from Francesville on Monday morning to survey the line of the NEW YORK & WESTERN RAILROAD, reached this place Saturday afternoon. The line established by them enters the town near its south west corner and the stakes driven by them may be found in rear of the premises owned by HIRAM ANDERSON, Esq. Another corps of engineers started from Ft. Wayne some time last week, and is expected here daily.
(Excerpt from Ft. Wayne GAZETTE, of April '25. refers to "The SUNDOWN RAILROAD" ... The grading of the entire line to be completed within two months, the contracts having been already let. A branch to be built to Chicago, although the main line will not touch that point)
ANOTHER RAILROAD ENTERPRISE
Our readers have been informed from time to time that a project was and is extensively entertained both in Indiana and Ohio for the building of a railroad from some point east where it will connect with the Baltimore & Ohio R.R., to Chicago. The route, which is entirely feasible and eventually inevitable, passes through Rochester. (urging that a Director from Rochester be appointed, and the railroad be routed through Rochester)
STILL ANOTHER RAILROAD
At LOGANSPORT and in the south part of this county there is a strong feeling in favor of a road from that point TO ROCHESTER ....
STEAM MILL BURNED
We learn that on Saturday night last the steam GRIST AND SAW MILL, owned by GARNER & STALLARD, at LINCOLN, Miami County, was destroyed by fire .... The property was valued at about $6,000,.. It is proposed to rebuild the mill, and a meeting of the citizens of Lincoln was held Monday night last to collect aid for the enterprise. But little grain or lumber was destroyed in the fire.
DIED. -In Rochester, on Sunday, the 28th day of April, 1872, EDDIE, son of D.
and J. L. STERNER, aged thirteen years and ten months ...
-In Richland Township, on Friday, April 26, CLARKSON SHORES, aged 52 years.
Deceased belonged to one of the pioneer families of this region, his father coming to Fulton Co. when Clarkson was but a boy. Deceased was a man of property and character, and universally respected.
The sale of the HOLMES' property was finally consummated yesterday. The purchaser, Mr. J. W. DAVIS, ex-Sheriff of Fulton Co., may congratulate himself upon the possession of the finest property in Rochester. The price paid was $5,000. The original cost of the premises was between eight and nine thousand.
Sheriff MONTGOMERY, we understand, has disposed of his farm and purchased an interest in the elevator and business of HARTER & DAVIS.
JEWELRY STORE ROBBED
CHARLEY MATTHEWS' Chicago jeweler, one OTTO ELTERMANN, went through his employer's establishment, last Mondav morning, to the tune of $100.00, and then "Jumped the town." ...
-On Wednesday of last week the house of L. P. ORMSBEE, in Richland Township, was destroyed by fire... saving only a small portion of the household goods.
-On Thursday last, A. H. MERRICK's dwelling house, situated about one mile west of town, caught fire and burned to the ground ... fire then leaped into the woods ... struck straight across the country for the premises of THEO. MONTGOMERY (saved by efforts of townspeoole) ...
-On Friday, fire again threatened Mr. THEODORE MONTGOMERY (persons burning brush, and again saved by town people)
-On the same day, the residence of THOS. MOORE, five miles east of Rochester, was burned to the ground ...
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY... last Saturday: SIDNEY MOON for Sheriff; For Commissioners close contest WM. McMAHON and C. S. GRAHAM (convention tomorrow, to decide) ; J. N. BLACK; For Land Appraiser, GEO. PERCHBAUCHER; For County Surveyor, SILAS MILLER. Rochester Township: L. B. CONGER for Trustee; C. ERNSPERGER and WM. WALLACE for Justices; GEORGE HASLETT and DAVID EDWARDS for Constables; A. L. GOODRICH for Assessor.
Democrat (names mentioned)-. FRANK M. RICHTER, DAVID L. CARR, ELIJAH BARNES, JACOB SONOROUS SLICK, SHANNON MACKEY, ALVIN ROBBINS, CHARLES W. CAFFYN.
Republican (names mentioned): CHARLES JACKSON, FRANK K. KENDRICK, EDWARD E. COWGILL, JOHN W. ELAM, JOHN P. MYERS, JONATHAN ROSS, FRANK REED.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
The RUSH BROS. are out in the pump business again.
Mr. SHOWLEY, since the burning of his dwelling, occupies a house on the farm of ROBERT McLOCHLIN. He expects to rebuild after harvest.
Mr. JOHN RITCHEY, formerly of Kewanna, has become a citizen of Wayne. He lives on the farm of his father-in-law, Mr. PUGH.
From present indications, we infer that Mr. POTTER and his store are settled facts in the history of MARSHTOWN. His stock has been replenished and his store room much enlarged.
S. N. BEATTIE informs us that since he commenced the sale of dry goods, his sales in that line alone amount to between $3,000 and $4,000.
Rev. A. BABCOCK, Baptist, will commence a two days' meeting at the Smalley school house on the 4th of May.
A Union Sabbath School was organized at the LAKE CHAPEL M.E. Church... sessions will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. every Sabbath. Rev. REEDER was chosen
The M.E. class of Marshtown intend organizing a Sabbath School at WAYNE SCHOOL house, west of town.
MARSHTOWN DIRECTORY: R. M. JACKSON, M.D.. WM. POTTER, storekeeper; S. N. BEATTIE, storekeeper; H. C. LAMBERT. blacksmith; M. GRADY, wagon maker: W. WINTERS, shoemaker; RUSH BROS., pump ag'ts; D. H. RUSH, agent for introduction of good stock; F. McGINNTS, painter; E. GRANNEL, tanner; ISAIAH BALL. P.M.. and Proprietor of saw miil.
JOSIE, the youngest male member of the HERNANDEZ troupe, is on a visit to
friends in this place.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thtirsday, Mav 9, 1872
The corps of R.R. surveyors from Ft. Wavne reached this place yesterday
afternoon. The line established runs two miles north of Akron, and enters
Rochester at the planing mill The woods will soon resound with the labors of
those engaged in getting out ties for this long-expected road.
DIED. -in Rochester, on Friday, May 3, 1872, DORA, daughter of JACOB and REBECCA STAHL, aged about nine years.
-In this place on Monday, Mav 6th, 1872, Mrs. AMANDA GOULD, wife of Dr. VERNON GOULD, aged 38 years.
DIED. Near Rochester, on Sunday, May 5th, 1872, DELLA, daughter of ANDREW J. DAVIDSON, aged seven years.
REPORT OF THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL (statistics set forth) LAFE BRYAN, Supt.
CORPORATION ELECTION (vote for each office seeker set forth)
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by Fulton County Clerk for the month of April, 1872: Wm. BLACKBURN and Catherine CALLOWAY; John HEIZER and Mary A. WARE; George W. NAFE and Cordelia ERNSPERGER, Jeremiah MASTERSON and Jane BRYAN; Charles MORRITT and Mary PONTIOUS, Joseph BYBEE and Lydia HEINBAUGH; Joseph A. HOUSE and Mary J. Van BLARICUM; Henry C. PATTON and Mary Jane JONES; Nathaniel BROCKEY and Hannah SEVERNS; Chris. H. LAMBERT and Nancy (TROUTMAN); Joseph B. YOUTZ and Alfretta ROSS; John W. THOMPSON and Louisa B. GREEN; Joseph WATSON and Catherine SHOWMAN.
LIST OF LETTERS in the Post Office at Rochester for the month ending April 30th, 1872: David ALLEN, Rev. Frank L. BRAUN, Wm. BLAKLEY, Martin BAUMGARTNER, Jesse BLANDIN, Miss Lavilla BECK, J. B. BATTS, Rev. John L. BOYD, Thos. S. BROWN, Dennise CAITHER, David CARTER, Mrs. Sarah CARUTHERS, Dr. DOWNEY. J. DAVIS, Marcus M. DUKES, Miss S. A. DUCKER, Mrs. Priscilla FERGON, S. J. FREAR, Samuel GARRARD, John V. GOSS, Mrs. Sarah GUY, S. H. GATES, Samuel HUNTER, Dr. George HARRIS, Mrs. Eunice HARRISON, Martha HUMBERT, Martin HODGES, L. M. JOHNSON, Miss A. T. JOHNSON, Wm. P. JOHNSON, Wm. KRIDER, Dr. O. C. KELLY, William KOSSMER, John KUHN, Rev. Wm. KING, Dr. S. LIVERPOOL, Daniel LINLEY, Lafayette MOORE, Lewis MYERS, Jas. MORRISON (foreign), Geo. I. MILLER, J. N. McLUM, Wm. H. MARTIN, Miss Mattie McCONNELL, Mrs. Eliza McCARTER, Geo. W. MYERS, Reuben NEWBURN, John PLUNK, George POLLOCK, Wm. RILEY, A. E. REID, Frederick REESE, Miss M. RYSENBARGER, Joseph SCHOAF, Henry SMITH, Wm. SHRY, Finley STAR, Amos SELBY, Miss Hattie SMITH, Elias SHRIVER, Samuel TRACY, W. H. WRIGHT, Wm. WARDLOW, Miss Hattie WORMAN, Wm. F. WAGONER, Jackson WELDON, Magdeline WHITE, Wm. D. WHITTENBERGER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
The surveying party running the Railroad line passed north of town one and one-fourth miles, thus leaving Kewanna in the dark, but hope they will deviate... make this a point.
Broke its neck - J. H. BAIR's two vear old colt, in lumping the fence.
On last Sunday members of the G.R. Church organized a Sunday School (names mentioned) C. S. GRAHAM. J. W. BFANTHOFFER. J. J. KUMLER. Mrs. E. GRAHAM. Father SMITH.
FRANK GRAHAM has his tin shop running ...
The R.R. Co is lengthening the side track at our station, making it eighty rods in length when finished.
MARRIED. May 1st. Mr. JOHN CONKLING and Miss SARAH RUNNELLS ...
Our POST OFFICE has been removed to the new building near the depot.
Mrs. ELIHU FLETCHER rendered her husband supremely happy, April 27, by the presentation of a male boy.
Messrs. SHATTO & MACKEY are refitting the old postoffice building, and intend filling it with a stock of drugs.
BLUE GRASS CHIPS
Dr. JACKSON rejoices in the possession of a new baby girl. It presented its claim for paternal protection on Friday, 26th ult. The Doctor has no boy, yet we think he is happy.
J. H. VANDEVER can scarcely supply the demand upon him for lumber.
JOHN HIZER, who lately matrimonied, is going to move upon his land in the timber south of Grass Creek. He has raised his house.
Neighbor BENJ. MAUDLIN's barn was raised today without accident or incident to note. C. S. GRAHAM, Esq., of Union Township, is the builder. He also has the contract for JAMES WARE's barn.
The Democratic candidates selected on the 27th ult, are: P. CALVIN, for Trustee; the present incumbents, WALSH and BARKER, for Justices, and J. W. RUSH, for Assessor. Mr. Rush was our cherished comrade during the late war, and shed much of his blood upon our country's altar ...
Messrs. McCLOUD & BROCKOVER have purchased a steam SAW MILL which they propose to locate in SLAB TOWN, near the site of their water mill, which is rendered useless by lack of water ...
(Dissolution of Partnership) between CHARLES BROWN and JOHN SCHOLDER, in the butchering business, is this day dissolved by mutual consent ... Mav 1, 1872.
fdissolution of Partnership) between JAMES K. STINSON and FELIX RENICK, in the saw mill and lumbering business, has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mav 9, 1872.
(Notice of Application for License) to sell liquor ... lower floor of the two-storv frame building on the east side of Main street,.. south 12 north 15 of lot 26 old plat town of Rochester. CALVIN A HAWLEY. May 9, 1872.
@Notice of Apolication for License) to sell liquor in one story frame
building west end south 1/2 north 1/2 Lot 33 Old plat town of Rochester on Main
street, on the west end of said lot. ADAM SCHOLDER, FRED BASENBERG. May 9, 1872.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Thursday, May 16, 1872
(notice of Application for License) to sell liquor south 1/2 north 1/2 lot 77 new plat town of Rochester, main street, on the west end of said lot. THOMAS A. BEAL. Mav 9, 1872.
Preaching at the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath, by Rev. JOHN BRANCH.
A swarm of peddlers, gift-enterprise swindlers and gamblers accompanied Forepaugh's show to Rochester, and fleeced the unwary of hundreds of dollars.
Mrs. COLLINS, an aged lady living near True's Mill, was buried last Sunday week... no particulars ...
A friend, who attended the Baptist Church last Sabbath, informs us that Dr. ROWDEN preached an excellent discourse. Dr. R. is a recent addition to our town, having purchased property in the northern end of the city. He will engage in the practice of medicine.
Capt. JOHN W. ELAM had a most enviable run of luck last week. On Monday he
was elected to the first civil office he ever held, viz: City Clerk, and on
Saturday he was presented with a fine boy, weighing 10 lbs. John is happy, and
mother and child are doing as well as could be expected.
DIED. F. M. WHITE, Esq., died in this place on Wednesday of last week .... a kind father ... and, though comparatively poor and obscure, enjoyed the respect of all his acquaintances... age was about 47 years.
AGRICULTURAL MEETING... FULTON CO. JOINT STOCK AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY will meet in the Court House ... Saturday, June 1st., 1872... (to origanize) SIDNEY KEITH, A. H. ROBBINS, B. C. WILSON, Committee on Organization.
OBITUARY. On Sabbath afternoon, May 12th, the funeral services of Mrs. MARY
E. McCLUNG were attended by a large number of friends and neighbors, at Mount
Zion. The serman was preached by Rev. W. PATTINSON...
Mrs. McClung was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Oct 28, 1813. She removed with her husband, WM. T. McCLUNG, in October, 1836, first locating at Knightstown, and, in the year 1848, at Mount Zion, where she has since lived ... The Presbyterian Church of Rochester has lost one of its best members ...
A very distressing accident occurred near this place last week. A spark from a passing engine caught in the stable of BENJAMIN HERTZOG, ...two very valuable horses, together with the entire contents of the stable, including two spring calves, were entirely consumed. Mr. H. was pretty severely scorched in attempting to liberate the horses ...
A new firm proposes to manufacture window blinds in our town.
Mr. CALVIN CLARK was buried last week.
ROCHESTER IJNION-SPY, Thursday, May 23. 1872
WM. HILL, M.D., Physician and Surgeon. Examining Surgeon for the Pension Bureau, Office in Hill's building, Main street, Rochester, Ind ...
FARM FOR SALE ... in Newcastle Township, Fulton County, about seven miles from Rochester ... JOHN STRODE, near Chili, Ind.
DIED. Mrs. MARY A. GERSON died in this place last Thursday morning, of spotted fever.
The Coming Man for Congress -- SIDNEY KEITH, of Rochester. Mark our Prediction.
A lad named ROSE contributed a finger to the circular saw at the stave factory, last Monday.
ANS. MERRICK was driving a flock of sheep through town the other day, when a big ram bolted into the post office, probablv to inquire for a letter.
J. R. RANNELLS and family started to Ohio yesterday. Mrs. R. has been in bad health for some months, and the doctors have advised a change of air and scene.
JOHN O'BRIEN, formerly of the Rochester STANDARD office, and now an attache of the Crown Point REGISTER, dropped into our sanctum Tuesday, and engaged us in a pleasant chat about "old times."
THE ROCHESTER SASH AND DOOR FACTORY is now partially in running order, having its planing machine, circular and scroll saws in position ... The proprietors, Messrs KENNEDY & BARKDOLL...
In addition to the notice of the sudden death of Mrs.Mary E. McCLUNG, published in the SPY of last week, it is due the memory of the deceased, the sorrowing bereaved family, their numerous friends, and the church, that we mention a few items touching her noble Christian character and eventful experience in life:
As stated before, Mrs. McClung was born in Rockbridge Co., Va... Oct 28, 1813, died May 11th. 1872. Feb. 13, 1834. she. was married, and in 1835, removed with her husband to Indiana, locating at Knightstown. Since 1848 she has resided at Mt. Zion, near Rochester, Fulton County.
As a wife and mother slie knew the brightness and the darkness of human life; also the trials and the pleasures of a new country and its advantages. Blessed in position, circumstances and earthly friendships many, conscious, too, of the sweetness and love of the gospel of Christ, nevertheless hers was a life deeply tainted with sorrow. Like the testing of fine gold in diversified heat, so was she tested and approved. Death often visited the family, removing loved ones, thus smiting the very nerve of her heart.
On Feb. 28th,1838. her beloved daughter. CORDELIA, died. Next, the chief of her strength, her husband: then her son, RUFUS S., followed. But keen as these afflictions were, overwhelming as were these waters, there were others yet to be experienced of greater anguish and power. The death of her son JOHN, a Lieutenant of the Forty-Sixth Indiana Regiment, was the great grief of her life respecting the death of her children. Consecrated to his country's service and life, after going all throuizh the war, in the last battle he was slain. also falling into the hands of the enemy. No tidings of her brave boy ever greeted her afterward. On southern soil, far from the graves of his kindred, he sleeps with other heroes whose deeds are matchless among the ages ....
Mrs. McClung's health had been failing for more than a year, and her last sickness was verv brief -- only one short week ....
Out of a family of eight only three remain to mourn the loss of their best earthly friend -- mother. May these three young men and all the bereaved relatives be greatlv comforted ....
A VALUABLE INVENTION. Mr. WM. HEFFLEY, of this place, patentee of Heffley's ORCHARD LADDER, has just produced a new labor-saving device. which he has christened, "Heffley'sQUILTING ATTACHMENT TO SEWING MACHINE." (described) ... The price of the attachment is, for the plain quilter $6; ornamental, $10 ... Mr. Heffley proposes to enter largely into the manufacture of Quilters, and agents may rely on prompt supplies.
ZUCK, STREET & CO., purchased a new saw lately... 60 inches in diameter, and cost $155.00 ...
Mr. JOHN ROBBINS has a small gray mare he offers to run -- horse for horse -- against anything in the county...
BIRTHS. A daughter was presented to M. T. BARNETT last week ... HIRAM TROUTMAN was presented with a gal last Saturday, which is their second one ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday. May 30, 1872
M. L. ESSICK, of Rochester. was re-nominated for Circuit Prosecutor, yesterday, at Plvmouth ...
H. B. JAMISON and E. CALKINS, Attorneys at Law, Rochester, Indiana. Office opposite Court House, in HOLMES & MILLER BUILDING.
(Notice of Sale of Real Estate) ... in Wavne Township ... 84 acres ... belonging to the heirs of GEORGE ALLEN, deceased. SIDNEY KEITH. Commissioner. Rochester, Ind., May 23, 1872.
WM. TRIBBETT, Esq., has farm rights for a Patent Stump Puller for sale.
DIED. Mrs. HATTIE TOLERTON died in this place last Thursday morning of spotted fever.
D.W. LYON fell down a flight of stairs about three weeks ago, and has not been well since.
Mr. J. A. HUGHSTON, formerly of this place, has gone into the dry goods business at Des Moines, Iowa.
Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS, of this place, has been seriously ill for some days past, but we are glad to learn is improving.
JOHN McMICHAEL, of Rochester, will spend the next three months in Huntington, buying wool for a firm in that place.
The south side of Pearl street, leading from Main street west, past the Catholic Church. is receiving an extension of SIDEWALK ...
AT HALF PRICE. I have an Aultman & Taylor Threshing Machine I wish to sell. I will take just half price for it. It has run two seasons .... J. W. BRANTHOFFER, Kewanna, Ind., May 30, 1872.
Mr. ROBERT DECKER, of this place, is a sign painter of no ordinary merit ...
We are indebted to Mrs. GEORGE MOORE for a pailfull of very toothsome apple-butter.
Mr. THOMAS OSBORN, an old and respected citizen, living in the vicinity of Rochester, is lying dangerously ill at his residence... confined to his house for many months, suffering all the tortures of an acute rheumatic affliction.
AN OLD-TIIME RELIC. M. T. OSGOOD, of this place, has in his possession a silver medal,... It was found on the banks of the CHIPPEWANOOK, in this vicinity, ... three inches in diameter, bearing the likeness of George III. of England....
CHARLEY SMITH, of Aubbeenaubbee Township, was arrested last Wednesday... on the charge made by his father that he is insane... neighbors.. highly incensed.. declared that the father and younger brother (Henry) . . . are the parties that should be confined, and Charley (freed)..- SENTINEL, 25th.
Dr. J. W. BRACKETT's Office is at his residence, a half mile south of Rochester, on the Michigan road. All calls left at Dawson's Drug Store will receive prompt attention. May 23, 1872.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
Dr. MAUREY has moved from the vicinity of Marshtown to that of Logansport. His professional duties consist in peddling an instant cure of pain, etc, etc.
Mr. ROBERT BEATTIE has had another serious attack of his old complaint, heart disease.
Prof. A. B. SMITH, of Kansas, who was here on a visit to his friends has returned, taking with him his aged mother and youngest brother.
DIED. On the 12th inst., infant child of JAMES and JANE BEATTIE, aged about five weeks.
Wayne is the banner township for babies. Mr. WILSON MARSH was the recipient of a small favor recently ...
T. W. BARNETT has sold his farm to his sons, JOHN and MICHAEL, for between five and six thousand dollars. On last Saturday he disposed of his personal Droperty.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, _Tune 6. 1872
JAMES PYLE had eight fine lambs killed last week by some rascally mutton-loving dog.
At Miller's station, this county, two weeks ago, Mr. OVERMYER's foot and leg
were crushed by a saw log.
Our worthy and efficient Marshal, JOHN P. MYERS, has at last appeared on the street, the very shadow of his former self. He has been sick about four weeks.
The STAVE FACTORY has received several additional pieces of machinery, and now makes heading as well as staves. The nroprietors intend to engage in the manufacture of spokes also.
The Marshal is around looking for hands to work on the streets. Every
able-bodied male citizen, between the ages of 21 and 50, owes the municipality
two days' labor on the highway.
PERRY MEHRLING, a saloon-keeper of this place, was fined last Thursday $10 and costs, for selling liquor to WM. STURGEON, after legal notice had been served upon him not to let the said Sturgeon have any more "blue ruin."
The DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CONVENTION for the counties of Cass and Fulton, will be held at the village of Fulton tomorrow. The principal candidates are H. B. JAMISON, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS and MILO R. SMITH, all of Rochester ...
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued last month: James RUSSELL and Eliza Ann LEET; John W. BIBLER and Nancy A. APT; Josiah KING and Alvida LANDES; Thomas TIPTON and Elmira J. BISHOP; Oliver W. KINDIG and Susan DILLMAN; Wm. J. MONTGOMERY and Clara KING; Alonzo C. KING and Amira MEREDITH; David C. ARNOLD and Maggie ECKLES; David BUSENBURGH and Eliza J. HORN: Stephen BUNNELL and Eliza A. BARBER; John HARTER and Emma WHITTENBERGER; Charles BAKER and Laura MEYER; Silas K. THOMPSON and Mary BATY.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending May 31, 1872:
Andrew V. ABBOTT. Geo. W. allen. J. N. ANAGO. Samuel AKENS. H. A. ACTAMAN. Mrs. Addie ALSPACH. S. BREWER. M. Louisa BOWMAN. Miss Janie BELL. William CAROTHERS. Alonzo CARR. Mrs. Alice CRAMER. Mrs. Hester COLLINS. W. H. DEARDOFF. Samuel DEIHL. Henry EASTERDAY. Miss Margaret FOSTER. Mrs. Paul FIKE. Mrs. Catherine FREESE. Joseph W. FRENCH. H. FLUSTIN. Mike O. GRALTY. James M. GORSELIN. Orange GROVE, Emily F. HAY. Mr. HOPPE, Chas. Worden HASTY. Clarissa JAQUA. Mrs. M. E. JOHNSON. Daniel JOHNSON. Charles KLINE. Wm. KITZMILLER. Jacob LONG. Franklin Long, Jack LEE. George MARTINDALE. John MATTHEWS. Miss Lizzie MORRISON. C. B. MILLER. Mrs. Mary E. MOREFIELD. Dave McFALL. Mrs. Isabel NIXON, C. A. ORR. Miss Mattie QUIVEY. Geo. B. ROBBINS. Mrs. Dorothy RANNELLS. Miss Lucinda SALES. John SHAFFER. Miss Jennie SHOEMAKER. Wm. SELLERS. Phillip SMITH. Geo. W. SHILLING. Rev. A. L. SEWARD, Philip C. SLUSSER, Miss Hannah STROUFE. Summerfield, A. TELLY. Valentine THOMPSON. Wesley VANDEGRIFT. C. L. WEDDING. M. E. YOUNG
FIRMS: CRACKER & Y, Messrs A. OZMAN & SON, Messrs DENISTON & ZENTRING. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
AGRICULTURAL MEETING... June 1. 1872. (iieunes iner,.tionedi-,
Wm. MACKEY, Dr. Vernon GOULD. C. H. ROBBINS. S. KEITH, A. STRONG. Jacob LEI'IER. L. W. SHELTON, S. HEFFLEY, W. L. KOONTZ, George GOSS. George MOORE...
The ReDublicans of the 21st Judicial District will meet on Saturday, the 15th
day of June, at the city of Wabash, Indiana, to place in nomination a candidate
to fill the office of District Prosecutor ... E. CALKINS, Ch'm.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Thursday, June 13, 1872
Dr. E. H. SUTTON ... is now very much improved, with prospect of complete recovery...
A. T. ANDERSON has commenced work on his brick store room, nearly destroyed by fire in the winter...
The drug store known under the name of SHATTO & MACKEY has changed to that of L. H. SHATTO.
Our old friend, W. H. BUNNELL. has opened out a fine stock of boots and shoes in the Post Office Block, and says he will sell the cheapest boots and shoes in town, but SHAKES & SHAKES say not.
(Notice of Administration) JOHN ELAM appointed Administrator of the Estate of
RACHAEL COLLINS. late of Fulton County, Indiana, deceased... Rochester, Ind..
June 13. 1872.
(Administratoris Sale) ... All the nersonal property... of Estate of RACHAEL COLLINS... One cow. one Hog. Household and Kitchen Furniture, &c... JOHN ELAM. Administrator. Rochester, Ind.. June 13. 1872.
The Giant PLANING MILL Sash and Door Factory (items listed) Our Factory is on the north side of South Street, near the Railroad... BARKDOLL & KENNEDY., Rochester, Ind.. June 13, 1872.
Blacksmiths are requested to try the coal sold at GILMAN's FOUNDRY, at about one-half the usual rates.
PAUL HETZNER's team took fright at the escaping steam at the planing mill last Saturday... caught at the edge of town.
SENATORIAL CONVENTION... on the third ballot MILO R. SMITH was declared the nominee... The prominent (Democratic) candidates: Messrs. SMITH, ROBBINS, JAMISON and McCAUGHEY, all of this county ...
COMMISSIONERS' COURT ... Monday, June 3, 1872 ..
(petitions for roads - names mentioned- JOHIN W. HUFFMAN, SEBASTIAN GOSS. WM. J. MILLER. GEO. CARTER, WM. E. GREGORY. F. A. ROGERS. ISAAC GOOD. DENNIS McMAHAN. STEPHEN DAVIDSON, JOHN BERRY. JER. H. SMITH. THOS. SHELTON. L. W. SHELTON,... ...
Petition for election in Aubbeenaubbee Township to determine if aid should be given the CHICAGO, CONTINENTAL and BALTIMORE RAILWAY CO... granted ...
Petition for road: JOHN BROWN, B. RUSSELL, FREDERICK REESE, SAMUEL C. FRY,
GRAND JURORS... for the August term of the Circuit Court.- S. W. ]ULIAN, JHUGH BRYANT. JOSEPH SLICK. JOHN BECK. JOHN McCLURE, CHARLES KINDIG. THOMAS DAY. NOAH BRUMBACK, JOHN W. GREEN,WM. BEMENDERFER, ELI ROGERS. JAMES CALOWAY... for the February Term, 1873. of the Circuit Court: A. W. ELLIOTT, ABRAHAM GRINDLE, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, ROBERT MEREDITH, JOHN ELLIS, FRANKLIN LEITER, AARON ROUCH, MICHAEL SHADLE, WM. REES. JESSIE MARTINDALE, JOHN M. DAVIS. GEO. B. STOCKBERGER.
(Other names mentioned): THOS. A. BEAL. CALVIIN HAWLEY. JOSEPH WIDNER. SCHOLDER & ROSENBERG, A. V. HOUSE.
Also, a tax of One Dollar on each $100 valuation in the townships of Rochester and Union, to aid in the construction of the NEW YORK WESTERN RAILWAY...
ALLOWANCES: T. BALL & Co., FEDER & SILBERBERG. E. KRATSCH. George WILSON, George SPRAGUE, Sarah J. pilkenton, M. DANZIGER. Benj. STEFFE. Wm. WALLACE. O. P. WAITE. Jesse SHIELDS. Johr. B. McMAHAN. Mrs. E. VanTRUMP, Mrs. OWENS. John W. BROCK. L. S. NEWELL P. S. BARNES. Samuel HEFFLEY. SHELTON BROS. MERCER & SHEPHERD. James W. BRACKETT. S. V. BEATTIE. William McMAHAN. Robert WALLACE, C. VanTRUMP, BROWN & SCHOLDER, Eli ROGERS. A. DOWNHOUR, ROBBINS & SPOHN, John R. SHOUP. W. H. DAVIDSON, John ELAM, Sr., Wm. H. GREEN. R. J. BRIGHT. Samuel KEELY. L. M. MONTGOMERY. A. V. HOUSE, Dan AGNEW. Joseph S. CARR, B. A. EIDSON. C. S. GRAHAM.. James MARTIN, ,Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN. !4ark MOORE.
DEATH OF WILLIAM BOOTS
William.. son of CALEB BOOTS. a resident ofWayne Township, Fulton County, accidently killed by falling stone at quarry, while visiting with his parents friends in Grant Ccunty, about four miles north of Marion. William, aged about fifteen years. (NOTE: the above is summarized as reported by the ROCHESTER SENTINEL. which in turn had copied from theMARION DEMOCRAT, -- Ed.)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Thtirsdav, June 20. 1872
JO. WEIDNER intends erecting a new residence this summer.
JOSEPH BIBLER is purchasing materials for a residence on Main street, in the south part of town.
That SIDEWALK on Meridian street, from Main to the Presbyterian Church, is actually being built.
MYERS & GAINER are making an addition to their Planing Mill, and intend to occupy the new rooms with machinery for the manufacture of furniture.
Mrs. MARSHMAN, a widow lady residing in this town, has lost two blooming daughters, within a short period of time, by death.
I. W. BROWN has just completed a neat brick residence on the lot west of the Catholic Church...
The FULTON COUNTY HORSE COMPANY will hold a regular meeting at the Court House in Rochester ... June 29, 1872. B. A. EIDSON, Pres't, C. H. ROBBINS, Secretary.
Masonic fraternity ... picnic in F. B. ERNSPERGER's grove, in this place, on Monday next ...
RICHARD SUTLIFF, a brakeman on the Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago R.R.
jumped on the train vesterday at the gravel pit, a few miles north of this
place... fell ... rendered him insensible. He was conveyed to his boarding house
in Rochester ... better this morning ...
CHRIS KAMERER is building a substantial residence on Jefferson street; M. M. REX has made a good house out of the old shell that furnished our last fire item; JOHN G. HILL is fixing up his residence in good style; FRED. FROMM is putting up a kitchen and enlarging his cellar; V. ZIMMERMAN... (.has made) certain improvements...
On Wednesday afternoon of last week RICHARD McINTYRE's team ran away with a wagon-load of lumber... they ran south on Main to Pearl, thence east to Market, thence north to Washington, and west toward Main... stopped by JOHN STALLARD... (no damages) ...
The town authorities have caused a six-inch coat of sand and gravel to be spread over Main street ...
MILT. DAVIDSON's little boy narrowly escaped death... plaving round the woodpile where MOORE was at work, and ran in the way of the ax... grazed his forehead...
AGRICULTURAL MEETING... Court House... June 15, 1872 ...
(names rlentioned): Stephen DAVIDSON. Isaac PONTIOUS, C. H. ROBBINS, Thos. WILSON, Simon WHEELER. James MARTIN, John LEITER, S. M. BISHOP. Abner THOMPSON. Peter C. DUMBAULD. S. DAVIDSON. L. W. SHELTON
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
H. C. LAMBERT, of Marshtown, will soon have his new house ready for occupancy.
JAMES MARSH's new house is fast approaching completion ...
H. W. HOOBER is making arrangements to build a dwelling after harvest.
MARSHTOWN is to have a new SCHOOL HOUSE. ALEX. COOPER has the contract ... the old house sold to JAMES BEATTIE..
BIRTH... Mr. JOHN RITCHEY has been made ineffably happy by the appearance of a young son.
Since our last Mr. JUD. FULLER buried an infant child, aged five months. Disease, brain fever.
THOS. PATTIE was the happy recipient of a fine young daughter not long since...
We don't wonder at JOHN RITCHEY feeling so good some time ago. Who wouldn't having a boy so soon?
ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOL
(letter to the Editor. signed ADRIAN FOOTE, commending Mr. i3RYAN in the operation of the school, and recommending that country children be sent io it also)
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Tbursday. June 27. 1872
DIED. GEORGE ALLEN., step-son of RUNYON ARMSTRONG. died in Richland Township
last Monday, of erysipelas. He was about 10 vears old.
Mr. JOHN ROUCH, a well-known citizen of this county, died in Rochester last Sunday.
A basket Pic Nic, Dinner and Dance, is announced to take place at the residence of Judge PACKER, one mile east of YOUNG RALSTIN's next Monday. The Argos Cornet Band will furnish the music. CLINT. JONES, of Rochester, is one of the honorary managers.
ON THE ROAD TO KEWANNA. (editor's report of visit there. Names mentioned): James PYLE, William BEARSS, Uncle Tommy WILSON, "substantial meal at the Kewanna House," Prof. J. M. McAFEE, J. A. BARNETT, Capt. P. S. TROUDIAN, Greenup TROUTMAN, Esq. APT, Dr. SMITH, Mr. WILLIAMS, PHILLIPS, Mr. LEITER.
The ROCHESTER BAKERY and CRACKER MANUFACTORY, SCHOLDER & ROSENBERG, proprietors, has secured the services of a first-class baker ... This firm also deals in Groceries...
H. S. McCLOUD has got his steam SAW MILL in operation, and is prepared to manufacture lumber in large quantities ...
It was a boy at ANDY NULL's this time, and Andy is supremely happy.
J. M. PERSONETT has sold his grocery to GEORGE BAILEY...
MARRIED. On Tuesday, June 25, 1872, Mr. JESSE SHIELDS and Miss MAGGIE
McCLUNG, all of this county.
ROCHESIER UNION-SPY. Thtirsday. Julv 4, 1872
MILO R. SMITH, General Insurance Agent ... Julv 4, 18/'2.
CHARLEY STRADLEY is just finishing up a neat residence on Jefferson street.
CAL. HAWLEY has grown weary of the saloon business, has hired a bar keeper, and is going to Plvmouth.
Mr. HARDY PARKER is slowly recovering from injuries received some days ago, whereby two of his ribs were broken.
The granite columns that are to occupy the front of J. DAWSON's new building have been placed in position, and the brick walls of the edifice are rapidly rising.
The Marshal ... has done some very good work on Madison avenue lately. A SIDEWALK is in process of construction on the east side of this thoroughfare.
It is bruited around, but upon what authority we are not advised, that a new FENCE is to be placed around the COURT HOUSE SQUARE at an early day. Some say a stone and iron fence, others aver that the old fence is to be propped up and staked and ridered.
TENCE McCLARY narrowly escaped severe injuries from machinery the other day.
His chip hat was snatched off his head and rolled between a pair of cog wheels
The venerable mother of Mr. DAVID BECK of this place was buried at Bourbon last week .... Left a widow in early life, with a family of small children in a new community ...
JOINT STOCK MANUFACTURING COMPANY. A movement is on foot in Rochester, and is receiving the support of such men as SAM. HEFFLEY, F. B. ERNSPERGER, C. VAN TRUMP and FEDER & SILBERBERG, to establish a Joint-Stock Company to engage in the manufacture of wagons, etc ... Until something of this kind is done, our town will necessarily be of slow growth ....
KICKED TO DEATH. About two weeks ago Mr. LEONARD HUNTER, who resided on the MEHRLING farm, in Aubbeenaubbee Township, was so severely kicked by a blind mare that death resulted from his injuries a week later ... The victim lingered in great agony nearly a week. He was buried last Friday. His age was 52 years.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk of Fulton Co. during the month of June,
James BRITIGAM and Mary BULSAR. Gilbert GROVE and Clara BATY, Jesse SHIELDS and Margaret McCLUNG, Wm. FROST and Malinda L. WILSON, Wm. M. SAGERS and Nancy E. BRYANT.
THOS. HAMLET, of this place, is about to take up his residence in Winamac, where he will engage in the produce trade...
A freight train ran off the track and was delayed several hours, about a half mile north of town, Tuesday afternoon.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending June 30, 1872:
Miss Louisa ACKERMAN, Hugh A. BROWN, B. BURGETT, James BROOK, Thos. S. BROWN, R. M. BELLE, Wm. BUCKLEY, J. C. COOPER. Wm. CHAMBERS, Miss H. COLLINS, L. CAR, J. P. DUNLAW, Master Chas. A. DAVIS, Frank FOSTER, G. W. GASGILL, J. E. HOLLOMAN, C. W. HOLEMAN, Reuben HARPSTER, J. W. HURST, E. D. KIBBLER, L. KYES, John KIMBEL, Joseph MOORE, Miss Florence MACKEY, Mrs. Ida C. MOORE, William NILES, Samuel POPE, Amanda J. REAM, Miss Cassie ROBBINS, Henry SHAMS, Edwin SHULTZ, Wm. S. WYTHE, Samuel WOODWARD, Mrs. Sidney C. WOODS, Mrs. Magdalene WHITE, Henry WOOD. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
A new dry goods store is about being opened in the north room of MERCER & SHEPHERD'S new building. The firm is understood to be composed of the parties owning the ROCHESTER GRAIN ELEVATOR, Messrs. HARTER, DAVIS and MONTGOMERY. Mr. J. W. GORDON will be the business manager ...
JAMES PYLE ... furnished dinner and supper to about fifty guests ... The
occasion was the raising of his new barn.
Eggs being only ten cents per dozen and butter ten cents per pound, hens are discouraged and the cows are bawling.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Thursdav. Julv 11, 1872
ANNOUNCEMENTS ... Dr. WILLIAM HILL, of Fulton County, Captain PETER S.
TROUTMAN. of Union Township, Fulton County, and Col. K. G. SHRYOCK. of Rochester
each annotuice candidacy for Joint Rerresentative of Fulton and Kosciusko ,
subject to Republican Convention, to meet at Sevastopol, July 20th, 1872.
(Non-Resident Notice) CHRISTIAN HOFFMAN, ADAM HOFFMAN vs Heirs of DANIEL COY. deceased... SIDNEY KEITH. Attorney ... 9th July 1872 ...
(Adininistrator's Notice) SALENE ROUCH, J. D. ATKINSON appointed Admrs of the Estate of JOHN ROUCH, late of Fulton County, Indiana, deceased. Julv 11, 1872
DIED. SOLOMON DUMBAULD, of this county, died last Monday.
-A Danish family named HANSEN buried their only babe in the Odd Fellows' cemetery last Sunday.
-JOHN DRUDGE, a well-known citizen of Newcastle Township, was buried last Sunday. His age was about 50 years.
-A little child, belonging to the family of JACOB KLINGERMAN, was drowned in a tub of water, near Argos, on Monday last. The parents were both absent when the accident occurred.
-At his residence, one and one-half miles south east of Rochester, in this county, on the morning of the 5th instant, Mr. THOMAS J. OSBORN, after a long and painful illness.
Mr. Osborn was born in 1809. and was, consequently. sixtv-three years of age at the time of his death. He had resided in this commnity for a priod of over twenty years, during which time he maintained a connection with the M. E. Church in Rochester, and was generally esteemed as an upriaht and valuable citizen. He was married three times, and leaves a wife and a large family of children to mourn his loss. A daughter by each of his former wives survive him. A son by his second wife was killed at Chickamauga while serving in the 87th Ind. Regt. In the death of Mr. Osborn society loses a valuable member, the church a consistent disciple, and the Republican party a warm adherent. Peace to his ashes.
MARRIED. HENRY HISEY and AMANDA STOCKBERGER, all of this county, were married
on the Fourth.
MILO R. SMITH attended the Greeley convention at Baltimore.
OBED ALLEN, Esq., is building a neat frame dwelling house on the lot north of his residence, on Main street.
THE FOURTH IN ROCHESTER. (details of parade. speeches, music, dinner... names mentioned): M. L. ESSTCK, Father FOOTE, Dr. ROWDEN, Rev. ISAAC STALLARD.
JO. WIDENER was badly hurt while the Hook and Ladder wagon was being returned
to the fire house ... the smaller bone of his left leg was displaced at the
First arrival... a real boy at the house of J. C. PHILLIPS a few days ago. John is none of your tardy fellows, but evidently prefers being a little in advance.
TERRIBLE CALAMITY. As the citizens of this place had made preparatioiis for celebrating the Fourth. the most terrible calamity befell one of our citizens that ever occurred in the history of Kewanna. The programme was that the day was to be opened by the firing of several guns. Accordinaly SAMUEL ZUCK, LEW. MILLS and FRANK DAY were at their gun at an early hour. They fired the first shot at about 3 in the morning, and on reloading the gun went off prematurely, tearing the. hand of Mr. Zuck terribly, the ramrod also passing through the outside of his leg, making a fearful gash. He was immediately removed to his boarding place. ..there his hand was amputated.. but he died in two hours afterward. The death of young Zuck cast a terrible gloom over the entire assembly; even the drums appeared to have a dismal sound. Consequently the firing of the cannon was dispensed with and the programme entirely changed. Zuck was of the firm of ZUCK, STREET & CO. He was a good engineer and a No. I sawyer. He was a respected voting man of about 25 vears of age. It will be with great difficulty that his station can be filled. His funeral will take place to-morrow at the M.E. Church. The celebration, however, went reluctantly on. The programme was as follows: (names mentioned) Rev. B. H. BEALL, J. M. McAFEE, Rev. LORD, Rev. JESSE SPARKS, J. LEITER, R. McKINZIE, J. MARY SHEAFFER. a little girl of seven years old.
Considerable wool is now being shipped from Rochester to Eastern markets.
D. W. LYON has placed a new pavement in front of his residence, and others living in the same vicinity are going to do likewise ...
JOHNNY SHOUP was severely burned by a ball saturated with turpentine, on the evening of the Fourth. He was trying to catch the ball, when it became unwound, and a blazing string wrapped itself around his neck, singing his hair and scorching his face...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, Julv 18. 1872
Mr. ALEX. CURTIS is building a fine residence one mile west of Akron.
BARKDOLL & KENNEDY are the contractors.
CHRIS. KAMMERER is putting up a roomy and elegant residence on Jefferson street, nearly opposite the German Lutheran Church.
Mr. D. SMALL, one of the earliest settlers of Fulton County, but now a resident of Indianapolis, has been visiting his old friends in Rochester lately.
We had the pleasure of shaking hands with Mr. HINMAN, of Illinois, father of C. P. HINMAN, of this place, the other day.
Some unknown correspondent favors us with an account of leave-taking between Mr. SIMON SWARTZ and his friends, at the Central House, on the 13th inst. Swartz is a young man, comparatively a stranger here, who has been clerking in a clothing store for two or three months past ... going to Wabash...
DIED. -Mrs. SUSAN WARD, wife of ALBERT WARD, Esq., died near this place, on Wednesday, the 10th inst.
DIED. -In Rochester on the 23d of June, 1872, JOHN ROUCH. He was born in Summit County, Pa.. in the year 1829; moved to Fulton County, Indiana, in 1844; has lived here ever since: was 43 years, four months and five days old at his death. He leaves a wife and three children and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss; ... He was a true and faithful member of the Methodist Church for 20 years; was always found walking in the paths of rectitude and living in the honor of his Master.
MARRIED. Mr. WILSON MORRIS and Miss ELLA MOORE (daughter of GEORGE MOORE, Esq.,) were married, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Rochester Township, on Tuesday, July 16, 1872...
SIGNS OF A RAILROAD ... from all we can see and learn, prospects for the speedy construction of the long promised CONTINENTAL RAILWAY are now pretty good and daily improving .... Twenty teams and a corresponding number of men are at work in Union Township, and it is said that contracts have been let for grading, tieing and bridging from Rochester to Francesville. In this place there is considerable agitation about the location of a depot, and the citizens of the north end of town are putting forth herculean efforts to secure the same. Excitement rose to fever heat on Monday last, when a wagon containing five four-horse scrapers passed through town ...
The PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL, Miss H. R. McBRIDE teacher, will close next
Mrs. RYLAND is visiting friends in Central Indiana, where she will remain several weeks. The post office will be managed by the deputy, Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, during the absence of her sister.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, July 25, 1872
JOINT REPRESENTATIVE CONVENTION... at Sevastopol, Saturday, July 20, 1872 (names mentioned: WM. G. PIPER, M. L. ESSICK, C. W. CHAPMAN, W. C. GRAVES. W. H. MATTINGLY, Col. K. G..SHRYOCK. Dr. W.W. HILL. JOHN D. HEIGHWAY... nominated Republican candidate Joint Representative for the counties of Fulton and Kosciusko, Capt. PETER. S. TROUTMAN.
The Spy has a bona fide circulation of 800 copies, and new subscribers are
pouring in ...
ALBERT RICHTER tossed a rock through a saloon window, "just for fun," the other day. It cost him a dollar.
MILLER, the milkman, slept with a spotted snake a few nights ago, and marvels that he was not bitten. JOHN TAYLOR slew the reptile next morning.
Messrs. BARNES, MYERS and GAINER have lately been quietly at work putting up additional buildings and procuring additional machinery at the old planing mill ... they have converted this institution into a FURNITURE FACTORY, where bedsteads, tables, lounges, etc., are manufactured. 'They still carry on the planing business ...
DIED. - In Rochester, on Tuesday, Julv 23, 1872, HARRY, only son of ELIAS
-The infant daughter of B. F. KORNER and wife died in this place last Monday. It was buried at Star City, where four others of the same family repose.
The Greeleyites of Walnut Township met in convention at Argos... nominating County and Township officers... Dr. J. T. DOKE presided. S. BODY was nominated for Justice of the Peace, and J. BERRY for Constable, all of our town...
We meet at Argos next Saturday to select our candidates. We have good men to put before the Convention and we shall beat the Greeleyites bad. Dr. L. H. SHATTO will be our Justice here and WM. WADE or ABEL O'BLENIS Constable.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Tliursday, August 1, 1872
ANNOUNCAEENT The name of THOMAS W. BARNETT. of Union TownshilD. will be presented to the Republican County Convention for the office of Commissioner for the Second District...
The brick-layers are at work on the second story of DAWSON'S NEW BUILDING.
JOHN STALLARD contemplates building a residence for himself in the southeast part of town.
The new SIDEWALK on Madison street progresses slowly... Our old friend, LEWIS CUFFLE, is engaged in the cabinet business at LINCOLN, Ind., and is doing well, we learn.
CHARLES REYNOLDS, telegraph operator, was thrown out of a buggy last Sunday, and suffered a fracture of the collar bond.
The square opposite the south-west corner of the public square has suddenly assumed a business aspect. The location of Dr. SPOHN's office in that neighborhood was the signal for the erection of two business rooms by the BEEBER brothers, JOHN and JO....
On Monday last BENJAMIN and WILLIAM DRUDGE. father and son, both residents of this county, were returning from Wabash, and when near the village of Roann, the old gentleman was thrown out of the wagon and killed. The accident was caused by fast driving. The unfortunate man's neck was broken. and death was instantaneous.
On Monday morning last... the boiler of PAULEN's MILL, situate near the county line, in Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, exploded, killing one man outright. and wounding and scalding eight others...
The first object that met our gaze was the mutilated form of LYMAN WHITE. off-bearer, who was Iving on the porch at the house of LEVI DRUDGE. He was struck... just above the left eye, the blow knocking that organ out upon his cheek... His jaw-bone was also broken, and he was cut severely about the head. He is also badly scalded... During the operation of removing the injured eye, the patient displayed great fortitude, but his sufferings were beyond human endurance, and he struggled and groaned frightfully. Chloroform was at last administered. and the painful operation completed. White is the only one of the victims generally known in Rochester. He was a member of the 46th Ind Regt, and is described by one of his comrades as "brave, generous, rough, but kind." He may survive external injuries, but has, inhaled steam to such an extent as to render his death probable.
At the same house we found ORANGE GROVE. head sawyer, who had just commenced work on the mill that morning. His injuries were comparatively slight...
The next house visited stands near the site of the mill. Here we beheld the corpse of JOHN WILLIAMS, a man aged 60 years or more, who was killed instantly.. on a rude couch, in the middle of the same room, lav Mr. HOUSER, son-in-law of deceased, badly, perhaps fatally, wounded... In the corner of the same room lay another WILLIAMS, nephew of deceased... The poor fellow has since died. we learn.
The next and last house visited contained but one sufferer, a stalwart young man named WILLIAMS -- a son of the man who was killed. He was only scalded, but to a greater extent than any of the others... He cannot survive.
We are informed that S. ZELLERS said a male crept to his wife's bed one night lately, and that he was minus any clothing. Good for SAM.
Last Tuesday, in the southwest corner of Henry Township, DAVID MITCHELL and HARRY FEECE were engaged in hauling saw logs from the woods to the mill. They succeeded in loading one upon the wagon and Mr. Feece started to the mill with it, while Mr. Mitchell remained to cut out some undergrowth to afford easy access to the logs they proposed to haul. While thus engaged a large walnut limb fell upon him from the top of a tree under which he was working, crushing him to the earth and rendering him insensible. In this condition he was found by Mr. Feece upon his return from the mill, who immediately removed him to a neighboring house; and upon surgical examination, it was found that his shoulder was crushed, several ribs broken and an ankle dislocated and mangled. At last accounts he still survived, but little hope is entertained of his recovery. - SENTINEL, 27th.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Thursday, August 8. 1872
ANNOUNCEMENT. JOSEPH BIBLER will be a candidate for the office of Sheriff of
Fulton County, subject to the decision of the Republican Primary and County
(Notice of Application for License) ... to sell liquor... in the West
building on the West half of Lot No. 37, in Robbins & Harter's Addition to
the Town of Rochester... situate on Pearl street, on the south end of said lot.
ELLIOTT BAILEY., Rochester, Ind.., August 8. 1872.
(Notice of Application for License) ... to sell liquor... on Logan street, in the one-story frame building situate on the north half of Lot number 57 ... of the town of Kewanna... JOHN URBIN, August 8, 1872.
DIED. In Winamac, Ind., on Saturday, August 3, 1872, the infant son of THOMAS
HAMLET, Esq., aged six months.
Three deaths have thus far resulted from the explosion of Paulen's mill. Old man WILLIAMS was killed instantly and his two nephews have since died. HOUSER and WHITE will get well, it is hoped. The others were not seriously hurt.
The people of Kewanna have subscribed $18,000 to the CONTINENTAL RAILROAD.
JACOB BECK is building a large COOPER SHOP near the ROCHESTER HOUSE, on Pearl street.
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
J. H. VANDEVER has traded his mill and farm to Mr. JAS. THRUSH, of Cass Co., for 108 acres of land near Marshtown.
DIED.- On the 2d inst., of inflammatory rheumatism, JOHN GRAUEL.
-On the 10th inst., JACOB YENNA.
-On the 25th inst., of palsy, ISAAC RANS, aged 63 years, 9 months and 6 days.
-On the 20th inst., of diptheria, EFFIE, daughter of JOHN H. and AMANDA VANDEVER, aged 10 years.
-On the 26th inst., of diptheria, JOHNNIE, only son of JOHN H. and AMANDA VANDEVER, aged 2 years.
Two gentlemen of this place, viz: C. M. RILL and J. M. PERSONETT had an attack of son stroke lately. One of the sons roared loudly for Grant, while the other frowned very perceptibly at the mention of the name of Greeley.
Messrs. J. F. and D. E. VAN VALKENBURG, and S. R. SHAKES, of Plymouth, were in town to-day looking after their respective interests ...
Messrs. DOWNEY, BAILEY & CO., have removed their STAVE FACTORY from this place as they found it impossible to procure a sufficient amount of water to run their machinery.
ANSON MERRICK is building a barn.
Dr. F. M. BURKETT, Surgeon Dentist, of Warsaw, has decided to locate permanently in Rochester. He has already engaged rooms in MERCER & SHEPHERD'S brick block, and will be ready... in a few days ... has had several years practice...
DIED. At the residence of her father, WILLIAM MOORE, in California, Mo.,
ALFARATA A. MOORE.
At the age of fifteen she embraced religion and joined the M.E. Church... For several years she had been subject to attacks of pneumonia.
In the winter of 1871, she, with her parents, removed to California, Missouri, hoping a change of climate would improve her health. For a time her friends entertained hopes of her recovery. But in April her disease assumed a more decided tvpe, and at last terminated fatally.... - - - - A. WAKEMAN.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending July 31, 1872:
O. C. ALLEN, Dr. M. I. BURSON, Samuel BERRY, Wm. BENNETT, G. W. BUSHMAN, Miss - - sha BENNETT, M. BRAMAN, George BLAKELY, John BOZARTH, Henry BORGUS, Eliza CONKLIN, O. F. CANTWELL, George COIT, Joseph DREW, John DONALLY, J. R. DAVIS, J. D. DAWSON, Wm. DAVIS, E. H. DUFFIE, Henry DICKERSON, Mrs. Mary FELL, A. H. D. GRAY, Geo. F. GARDNER, James HUNTER, T. C. HARRIS, George HARRIS, Mrs. Agnes IVES, George LAURIA, Miss Ellen LAURIA, Miss Jane MURRAY, Lewis McCALL, Synthia MONEYSMITH, A. C. ORR, R. R. ORCHARD, Mrs. POULAS, Jennie A. ROWLY, Marinda ROUCH, J. W. STILLWELL, Rollen SPRAGUE, J. R. SHELTON, Thomas WEEVER, Mrs. Susan WAGONER. - - - -Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Fulton County Clerk during the month of July,
1872: Henry HISEY and Amanda STOCKBERGER, John R. SNOKE and Susanah KESSLER,
Wilson MORRIS and Ella MOORE, Frederick APT and Margaret A. GREEN, Thomas SMITH
and Mary L. CLEMMONS, Daniel JONES and Amelia HOLEMAN.
ROCHESTER UNTON-SPY, Thursday, August 15, 1872
ANNOUNCEMENTS. JAMES M. BEEBER and HENRY W. HOOBER (of Wayne Twp), will-be candidates for the office of Sheriff of Fulton County, subject to the Republican Primary and County Convention.
ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL will open September 2, 1872... Common School Course $3.00 to $6.00, High School Course $8.00. L. M. BRYAN, Superintendent. V. GOULD, J. DAWSON, ENOCH STURGEON, Trustees. Rochester, Ind. Aug 15, 1872.
DIED. The infant son of Prof. W. H. GREEN died in this place last Saturday.
Mr. FRANCTS BURNS, a farmer, who lived four miles west of town, was thrown out of a buggy, Tuesday afternoon of last week. At first it was not supposed that he was even slightly hurt, but, on resuming the road to town, he fell into a sort of stupor from which no effort could rouse him. He was taken to the residence of JAS. GANDY, in this place, where he died Saaturday night. No bruises were visible on his body before or after death, and it is questionable whether the accident had anything to do with his demise. Mr. Burns was about 55 years of age.
F. K. KENDRICK and family are visiting friends in Ohio and New York.
JOHN PETERS is building a neat residence in the northwest part of town.
The people of Akron and vicinity have complied with the conditions proposed
by the railroad as an inducement to establish the route through that village.
The milkman complains bitterly of one of the bridges at the crossing of Pontiac and South streets. The structure needs the attention of the Street Commissioner.
Mr. J. A. HUGHSTON, of DesMoines, Iowa, paid a flying visit to Rochester last
week. Mr. H. will be remembered as R.R. agent at this place for a series of
years, in which position he won host of friends.
JOHN PERSHBACHER, a Fulton Co. Democrat, went to Laporte, last Thursday, to see the next Vice President, and was so pleased with what he saw and heard that he does not regret the loss of his watch, which was stolen out of his pocket.
The SENTINEL sneeringly says that only thirty-five persons went to Laporte to hear Senator Wilson. Well, that was more than double the number that went to Plymouth to hear Hendricks ... Only sixteen tickets were sold at Rochester to excursionists who went to hear Hendricks at Plvmouth.
A spirited meeting of the Central Grant and Wilson Club was held at the Court House, on Wednesday ... (names mentioned: JOHN H. BEEBER, JOHN MILLER, JOHN W. ELAM. ARTHUR C. COPELAND, JOHN P. MYERS, COL. SHRYOCK)
BALCONY HALL will be grandly opened Monday evening next with a theatrical performance by F. G. White's Dramatic Co. This corps of artists is said to be the regular stock company of the Academy of Music, Indianapolis ...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, August 22, 1872
Township officers were nominated as follows last Saturday: Trustee, JOHN ELAM; Justices, D. S. ROSS and F. M. ASHTON; Constable, WILLIAM HEFFLEY.
On last Saturday we had our convention ... (those nominated): Commissioner, I. W. BARNETT; Sheriff, H. W. HOOBER; Trustee, J. A. BARNETT; Assessor, JOB ROBBESON; justices, H. R. APT, JAS. BARRETT. J. G. TROUTMAN: Constables, S. K. HERALD, SAM. ZELLERS, G. HUBER. Delegates to attend convention at Rochester next Saturday: H. B. APT, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, JOHN A. WILSON, JOHN A. BARNETT and T. W. GREEN.
ROCHESTER FLAX MILL. The proprietors want to purchase all the FLAX STRAW in the county, whether rotten or not. KELLY & RHINEHART.
ROCHESTER WOOLEN MILL manufactures Jeans, Satinette, Flannels, Woolen Blankets, &c. Custom Work solicited. B. C. JOHNSON, Proprietor.
VAN DIEN & RALSTIN, Bakers and Grocers, Five doors south of Wallace House, East Side of Main Street, Rochester, Ind. (bakery items delivered free "to all parts of town". Also "Warm Meals at all hours in a First Class Eating Room. Dry Goods, Groceries, Queensware, Nuts, Candies and Confections...")
Rev. P. S. COOK, starts for Conference next Tuesday week.
JAS. A. HUGHSTON has "turned up" at Peru, as station agent for the I. P. & C. R.R. Good for JEEMES.
A gentleman informs us that at Winamac, Monday morning, about 9 o'clock, the boiler of WM. BARNETT's mill exploded, killing the engineer and wounding one other man.
Mrs. P. S. COOK, wife of the pastor of the M. E. Church, for the first time in twenty-five years of married life, spent an evening away from her home and husband, last week...
There will be a pic-nic next Saturday at Mill Creek school house, in the Reed settlement, Liberty Township.
A Basket Meeting will commence next Saturday at the Orr school house, continuing two days.
Mv friend, SPANG. SPERRY gave me an invitation last Saturday to come out and eat watermellons with him...
FULTON COUNTY TEACHERS' INSTITUTE, Rochester, August 12, 18 72
(names mentioned): Rev. W. PATTINSON. L. M. BRYAN. L. TAYLOR. Mrs. E. M. POND, Mr. JAOUAY, Prof. GREEN, Miss MAGGIE KELLY, Miss EMMA STERNER, J. W. JEFFRIES, Rev. A. FOOTE, MASON JAQUAY., Miss ALICE BACON, W. H. GREEN, ENOCH MYERS, Prof. HOPKINS, Miss ELLA REX.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CONVENTION met last Saturday,
(names mentioned: E. J. DELP. C. R. GREEN., - nominated: For Trustee, F. B. PETERSON: for Assessor, J. R. NEW, for Constables, R. WHEELER, LEVI POW.NALL, J. W. McDOUGAL; for Supervisors, HENRY MYERS, H. N. POWNALL, STEPHEN REED, LEVI POWNALL and A. H. MESINA... The following vote for Sheriff was case: J. M. BEEBER. 23. JOS. BIBLER, 12, H. W. HOOBER, 9. For Commissioner, T. W. BARNETT...
delegates to the County Convention: JOEL TOWNSEND, JETHRO NEW, JOHN CHAMP.. F. PETERSON, F. M. DAY, A. OLIVER, C. R. GREEN.
REPUBLICANS OF ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP met in Convention at the Court House on
Saturday, August 17th:
[names mentioned): J. DAWSON, J. H. BEEBER, J. M. FERGUSON, Dr. W. HILL, H. C. LONG, P. M. BOZARTH, WILLIS LINE, FRANK PORTER, J. W. ELAM, DAVID RADER, JACOB WRIGHT, K. G. SHRYOCK, B. PATTON, GEO. NORRIS, P. WEBER, D. S. ROSE, Wm. HEFFLY.
LIME FOR SALE. The public will find a superior article of Marl Lime, on the farm adjoining WILLIAM DAVIDSON'S, two miles northwest of Rochester. For sale at 25 cents per bushel. HENRY SHAFFER.
FULTON COUNTY BIBLE SOCIETY met at the office of Dr. ANGUS BROWN on the 13th
day of August, 1872. (names mentioned): Rev. N. L. LORD, Rev. ADRIAN FOOTE, Rev.
WALTON PATTINSON.. Rev. HENRY TUCK, Rev. P. S. COOK, M. M. REX.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY.. Thursday, August 29, 1872
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION, met at the Court House, in Rochester, on
Saturday, August 24, 1872.
(names mentioned): Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, W. H. MATTINGLY, LEWIS D. ADKISON, JAMES M. BEEBER, JOSEPH BIBLER, HENRY W. HOOBER, THOS. W. BARNETT, BENJ. C. WILSON, AARON BALL, JAMES K. STINSON, JAMES KEELEY, J. A. BARNETT, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, SIDNEY KEITH, Capt. TROUTMAN.
Rev. P. S. COOK will preach his farewell sermon at the M.E. Church next
MYRON OSGOOD lost an open-faced gold watch last Monday, and will pay a liberal reward for its recovery.
The brick work on DAWSON'S NEW BUILDING is now complete, and the structure will be ready for occupation in a short time.
The BEEBER BLOCK is almost ready for its tenants ... reflecting credit on the contractors, Messrs. BEEBER & STAHL.
NEWT. WILEY continues his watermelon favors to the SPY office...
At a quarterly conference of the M.E. Church... elected as the Board of Stewards ... : MOORE RALSTIN, D. S. ROSS, ELIAS MUSSER, JAMES KEELY, ADAM AULT, IRA STEM, WM. ASHTON.
BARKDOLL & KENNEDY have a dwelling house for Mr. JOSEPH BIBLER well under way...
As mentioned elsewhere, Hon. ED. CALKINS started to California last Monday, the trip being in the interest of the RICHARDSON family ... who have a legacy coming to them.
Drs. REX and BURKETT have formed a partnership in the dentistry business, and have fitted up the rooms so long occupied by the former ... They now occupy the whole of the upper storey of the building north of Ernsperger & Jackson's store...
JAS. MATTHEWS, MARY MATTHEWS and JOHN C. COLE, three strolling vagabonds, who
have been going around the country pretending to give sleight-of-hand
performances, were arrested last Monday morning at the residence of Mr.
BRUMBAUGH, where they had stopped for breakfast, on a charge of plundering the
house of Mr. FROST, in the HAIMEBAUGH settlement, Newcastle Township. The
property taken consisted of a coat and vest, a shot gun and two dresses. Mr.
Frost and wife were away from home when the robberv was committed. The Grand
Jury found an indictment against the accused yesterday morning, and they were
tried before Judge SHRYOCK in the Circuit Court in the afternoon, the two men
found guilty, and each sentenced to the Penitentiary for two years. The woman
was set at liberty. The stolen property was valued at $50.
The court records show that the above are the first representatives Fulton county ever sent to the State Prison, with one exception. When the county was first organized, we are informed, one man accidentally killed another in a fight. Though exonerated of all intent to kill by the verdict of the coroner's jury, the survivor insisted on a trial and was sent to the Penitentiary for two years. We will try to give a full history of the case next week. The principal actor yet retains the distinction of being the only citizen of Fulton County ever sent to State's Prison, as the two men sentenced yesterday were non-residents.
JOHN CARR, an extremely poor man, who, driven by want and the sufferings of his family, abstracted a quantity of timber from certain non-resident land, was committed to jail yesterday... The case excites commisseration, and for his family's sake, the poor, erring man ought to be set at liberty.
NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! LOW PRICES! (general merchandise) L. M. MONTGOMERY
& CO., BALCONY BUILDING, West Side Public Souare, one door north of Mercer
& Shepherd's Hardware Store, Rochester, Indiana.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, September 5, 1872
REPUBLICAN MEETING ... The greatest political meeting of the campaign ... occurred in Rochester last Monday...(names mentioned): JOHN P. MYERS, Gov. FAIRCHILD, of Wisconsin, Gen'l. SPOONER, of Indiana.
(Notice of Administration) JOHN ELAM appointed Administrator of the estate of FRANCIS BURNS, late of Fulton County, Indiana, deceased. September 5, 1872.
(Administrator's Sale) Estate of FRANCIS BURNS. at the late residence of decedent, three miles from Rochester, on the Pleasant Grove Road (personal property - listed), JOHN ELAM, Administrator. Sep 5, 1872.
DIED. -Infants belonging to the families of Mr. J. G. HILL, D. B. HEATON and
A. D. CORNELIUS, died in this place last week.
-Died of congestion of the lungs, in Rochester, August 29th, 1872, Mrs. MARGARET B. GILMAN, wife of F. GILMAN, aged 38 years and 23 days.
Mr. and Mrs. WM. MORRIS have returned from their bridal tour in the East.
LOST: On the road between Ralstin's Tavern and Walnut, Ind., a hickory cane, with a brass ring or band near the top. Said cane is valuable as a souvenir of the late Dr. HOWES .... (reward if returned) to the Wallace House.
At the earnest solicitations of friends, I have concluded to remain in Rochester, and will commence teaching Vocal and Instrumental Music, this month... ELLA REX.
BLUE GRASS COSSIP
MARTIN MATTHEWS narrowly escaped death while digging in a well a short time since. The dirt was being lifted out by a horse, and as the bucket neared the surface, the rope became detached... Fortunately he escaped injury...
J. H. VANDEVER has sold his Marshtown farm to MORRIS FITZGERALD for $2,500.
Mr. GEORGE McLAUGHLIN, of this township, who, at the last census, was one of the oldest men in the county, has sold his farm to THOMAS BACKUS, of Cass County, and will soon start for Topeka, Kansas.
MARRIED. - On the 22d inst., at the residence of the bride's father, in Bethlehem Township, Cass County, Mr. ISHAEL HILL, of Wayne Township, and Miss MAT. GOUDON.
- On the 29th inst., at the residence of Esq. BARKER, Mr. WM. TROUTMAN and Miss ISABELLA JULIAN, all of Wayne Township.
BIRTH. - Mr. FRANK BLACK's boy arrived on Saturday, 24th inst. Frank has been looking for help for some time.
M. T. BARNETT disposed of his personal property today. He intends to start for Southern Kansas next Monday with his family.
Mr. T. W. BARNETT's health is somewhat improving.
The fall term of school opened last Monday, under favorable auspices. Prof. J. M. McAFEE, teacher.
The KEWANNA PILOT now comes out under a new name, viz., KEWANNA WEEKLY DISPATCH with 19 instead of 10 columns, and a border around it. Has now somewhat the appearance of a Sunday School paper. All it lacks is the reading.
Mr. LOUDERBACK, of Logansport, is here with his car, taking pictures ...
JOS. URBIN, who went to Cleveland last spring nearly blind, had his eyes doctored, and came back a few weeks ago, seeing.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending Aug. 31, 1872:
Adrina E. ANDRUS, Henry ARNETT, Miss Maggie BECK, Mariah CLEVENGER, W. H. CARPENTER, Isaac DAVIS, Dr. Edward ELLIOTT, Michael GRIMER, Charles HICKS (foreign), H. C. HOOVER, Samuel HOCK, Samuel HOSTER, Henry HORNER, Mrs. Mary LOCK, Mrs. Emeline MOORE, Dr. Jno. MITCHELL, J. B. MULICAN, B. F. MATTINGLY, William McCARTER, John PITTERSON, Jane A. RUMLEY, Miss Emma SHULTEN, R. SHELTON, William REID, L. PETERSON, - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, September 12, 1872
(Dissolution of Pertnership)... WILE, FERGUSON & CO., has been dissolved by mutual consent... The business of the late firm will be continued at the old stand bv Messrs. FERGUSON & MILLER. M. WILE, W. A. FERGUSON, I. W. MILLER, Rochester, Ind., Sept., 12, 1872.
Mr. JAMES GIBBONS, of Richland Tp., suffered the loss of his entire crop of
wheat by fire, one evening last week... believed to be the work of an
SAM. HEFFLEY is laying the foundation of a two-story brick blacksmith shop, the ground dimensions of which will be 26x6O feet. The structure will accommodate six fires, and, together with the frame building adjoining, is to be devoted to the manufacture of the justly celebrated "CHAMPION" WAGON. Mr. Heffley intends to engage in the manufacture of wagons hereafter on a scale never before attempted in Fulton County...
REUB. TALLY, the pioneer butcher of Fulton County, has opened a shop in the
new Beeber block, opposite the southwest corner of the public square...
Over 300 pupils are now attending the ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL this number embracing many from the country, who are here to take advantage of the admirable educational facilities now offered in our city... The school is free to all children who reside within the bounds of the corporation ...
Mr. WM. MOORE, a long-time resident of this county, who removed to Missouri about a year ago, has returned to visit old friends and to close up certain business matters. He has not, apparently gained in health or strength ... His family has been almost entirely broken up since leaving here. The youngest daughter, ALVA, is dead, and the two girls remaining are married. Mr. Moore talks of making another removal, this time to Iowa.
DIED. -SAMUEL PARKER buried a young child last Monday. It was sick but a short time.
My butcher friend, poor little JAKE RANNELLS, only weighs two hundred and thirty-seven pounds, yet he is able to "hoop 'em up lively!"
Mr. C. F. CARR informs me that he raised this year, on nine acres of ground, located three miles east of Rochester, 220 bushels of wheat ...
The old grave yard, in the vicinity of Rochester, presents a sadly neglected appearance. Looking over into the enclosure from the fence that surrounds it, you see nothing but a confused growth of briars, weeds and bushes ...
COMMISSIONERS MEETING, Monday, September 2d, 1872.
(names mentioned): B. A. EIDSON, C. S. GRAHAM, DAN. AGNEW, L. M. MONTGOMERY, WM. WARE, KYRAN WALSH, LINDLY MOORE, JOHN KUMMEL, HENRY HUFFMAN, JOHN CARUTHERS, WM. KEEL, CHARLES HICKS, WM. H. CURTIS, THOS. MEREDITH, THOS. MOORE, JAS. McQUERN, GEORGE COOK, THOMAS BUTLER, SAMUEL VANBLARICAN, MICHAEL KOKENDAFFER, JEREMIAH H. SMITH, L. W. SHELTON, JOHN NEES, ISAAC GOOD, DENNIS McMAHAN, F. A. ROGERS, STEPHEN DAVIDSON, W. J. MILLER, G. W. CARTER, W. GREGORY, ISAAC RUSSELL, FREDRICK REES, S. C. FRY, JOHN KELLER, W. STURGEON, JOHN P. URBIN, ELLIOTT BAILY, THOS. A. BEAL, V. C. COLLINS, C. H. ROBBINS.
The board made the following allowances: J. H. SMITH, L. N. SHELTON, W. McMAHAN, C. HOOVER, PETERSON & WHITE, JESSE SHIELDS, BENJAMIN STEFFEY, ERNSPERGER & J(ACKSON), GEORGE SPRAGUE, GEORGE WILSON, S. J. PILKINTON, A. J. ANDERSON, JOHN R. SMALLY, ELI ROGERS, A H. ROBBINS, FEDER & SILBERBERG, W. C. MOORE, ROBBINS & SPOHN, Mrs. OWENS, E. S. BARNES, JAS. W. BRACKET, JONATHAN DAWSON, ISAAC GOOD, D. McMAHAN, W. J. MILLER, STEPHEN DAVIDSON, G. W. CARTER, W. GREGORY, ANDREW OLIVER, FREDRICK REESE. S. C. FRY, ISAAC B. RUSSELL, C. R. GREEN, W. H. MATTINGLY, A. T.BITTERS, W. H. GREEN, MARK R. MOORE, DAN AGNEW, A. V. HOUSE. SAMUEL KEELEY, B. A. EIDSON, C. S. GRAHAM, JAMES MARTIN, L. M. MONTGOMERY.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, September 19, 1872
At a meeting of the Rochester Township Central Committee, held at the store of J. DAWSON, Tuesday, 17th inst., the declination of JOHN ELAM, Sr., as a candidate for the office of Township Trustee, was received and accepted, and the name of WM. H. CHINN was substituted...
On last Friday evening the Greeleyites organized a Greeley and Brown Club,... On last Saturday the Greeleyites met in convention here ... nominated DAN. HUDKINS for Trustee and PETER APT for Assessor.
To-day J. M. McAFEE sold his interest in the DISPATCH office to F. S. GRAHAM.
Mrs. MONEYSMITH and babe have died in this place within a few days.
Wm. McKELFRESH, an old and respected citizen of Richland Township, died last night. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn their loss.
T. SHAKER has returned from the East with a fine stock of goods.
DIED. BENJ. SISSLER, a tinner in the employ of Beek Bros. of this place, died last Saturday night.
ABRAHAM WHARTON makes a sale of his personal property October 5th.
SCOTT RENO had his hand very severly cut yesterday. Dr. ROBBINS dressed it.
Rev. CLARK SKINNER, the newly appointed M.E. minister for this place, will preach his first sermon here next Sabbath.
The following very complimentary notice of a gentleman who has just embarked
in the jewelry business in Rochester we take from the Anderson (Indiana)
Democrat of July 26th. Mr. Wolf seems to have a correct idea of the secret of
success in business, as our advertising columns testify. We bespeak for him a
liberal share of the people's patronage:
"CHRISTOPHER C. WOLF, one of the best jewelers in this section, who has been connected with JOHN AWALT's mammoth jewelry house, in this city, took his departure on Monday for Chicago, where he will perhaps go into business. Chris. is a first class young man, and during his short stay in Anderson has made many warm friends ..."
G. HOLZMAN & CO., are selling their large stock of Dry Goods and Clothing at cost. Sale to continue from day to day until the entire stock is disposed of. Store for rent.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, September 26, 1872
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET. For Trustee, LEWIS D. ADKISON; For Sheriff, JAMES
M. BEEBER; For Land Appraiser, AARON BALL; For Commissioners, THOS. W. BARNETT,
BENJ. C. WILSON; For Surveyor, JAMES K. STINSON; For Coroner, JAMES KEELY.
Senator O. P. MORTON, Indiana's Great War Governor, will speak in Rochester on Friday, September 27, 1872, at one o'clock, p.m.
There have been a number of births lately, viz: HICKMAN PHILLIPS, J. A. BARNETT, Captain JACKSON and WILLIAM ZUCK ...
SIDEWALKS are being rapidly put down now in town.
Yesterday C. S. GRAHAM and FELIX HUDKINS traded lots; Graham giving an old turkey hen to boot.
C. S. GRAHAM and family are contemplating a journey to Ohio soon, to visit their old friends there.
DIED. In this place, on Sunday, September 22, Mrs. NANCY J. LELAND, wife of
MOSES LELAND, and daughter of D. R. MARTIN, aged 24 years.
Deceased has suffered for years the excruciating torments of rheumatism, . . .
Captain DAVID RADER has accepted the agency for the Howe Sewing Machine Company in this county. Office at Dawson's Drug Store .... machines, needles and attachments.
The barn of Mr. KING, in Newcastle township, was struck by lightning Sunday night last, and, together with its contents, consumed. Two thousand bushels of wheat were destroyed, and a span of horses perished in the flames.
C. C. WOLF, Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler in "brown front" opposite the Court House.
FULTON - NEW GOODS. J. C. LONGWELL, Fulton, sells Dry Goods and Groceries at Rochester prices, and pays the same for country produce...
The FULTON COUNTY HORSE COMPANY will hold their regular meeting at the Court
House on Saturday, the 29th inst., at 10 o'clock, a.m.... B. A. EIDSON, Pres't,
C. H. ROBBINS, Sec'y.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursdav, October 3, 1872
Mr. SAMUEL SIBERT of Rochester township, authorizes us to say that MILO R. SMITH freauently advised him to pay the sum of $800 into the hands of DOC. SMITH to qutiet the title to an 80-acre tract of land. That at the same time Milo R. Smith knew of the existence of a Court decree that settled the whole controversy in regard to said title, but concealed the existence of the same in order to induce Mr. Sibert to pay over the $800 demanded by his partner. These facts will be sworn to if necessary. The transaction is one among many proofs that Milo was in partnership with DOC. SMITH in the land title business.
Mr. SAMUEL HEFFLEY authorizes us to state that MILO R. SMITH, while Recorder of Fulton County, repeatedly urged him to compromise a bogus claim arising out of a supposed defect in a land title, said claim being held by DOC. SMITH. Mr. Heffley is fully satisfied that Milo was to share in the profits of the transaction. whereby he (Heffley) was to be robbed of $400.
MARRIED. At the residence of Hon. S. DAVIDSON, the bride's father, in Rochester Township, on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, Mr. J. J. McCLUNG and Miss SARAH DAVIDSON.
Mr. and Mrs. ED. HORTON's paper wedding, last Friday night, was a very pleasant affair.
Mr. RICHTER's little girl, six or seven years old, fell down a whole flight of stairs, the other day, with a babe in her arms. Remarkable to relate, neither was hurt the slightest.
PRUNING AND TRIMMING. Mr. JOHN GELLER, of this place, is prepared to trim grape vines, prune trees, etc., when called upon...
PEACE JUBILEE, Fulton, Sept. 28, 1872 ... Sunday School children assembled at the Baptist Church, where Miss SUSIE ZAPES was crowned Queen of the Day. LOUISE PETERSON and SALLIE FERGUS were her supporters, and Miss MAGGIE LOUDERBACK Goddess of Liberty... Prayer ... by Rev. Mr. REEDER... appropriate remarks... by Mr. SELLERS ... Rev. Mr. WOODS delivered a very able and appropriate speech... singing by the Mill Creek Sunday school. Mr. ALLEN then made the concluding remarks.
Mrs. ALVIN ELLIOTT, who resides in the southwest part of town, was awakened last Saturday night by the presence of a man in her sleeping apartment. Supposing it to be her husband she called his name, but was answered by a strange voice ... beheld a stranger disrobing himself... she flew to an adjacent room, and procured the assistance of another lady... The nocturnal marauder was one DAVID PONSONBY, an emplove of Clark & Weaver's stave factory, who, crazed by drink, stumbled into the residence by mistake ...
DIED. The wife of JAMES S. CHAPIN died in this place at noon to-day.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending Aug. 31, 1872:
O. C. ALLEN, Ira ANDERSON., R. S. ANDREWS, George AMMERMAN, Wm. ANDERSON, Nosamond BABYON, Leonard BURTON, J. R. BECK, Sarah E. BURKE, Jas.
BACON, Mrs. Nancy BELL, Mrs. Susie BOLTEN, Thomas S. BROWN, E. CANNON, L. B. COLLINS, Charles B. CHASE, Levi COHN. Wm. DERINGER. Mrs. Clarissy FIFIELD, Peter GUNTS, Rev. D. N. HORUE, J. J. HORTON, Susanah HASTING, Francis LAWRENCE. Frank MOORE, Samuel MILLER, H. MILLER, D. F. McLOUGH, Miss D. MOURS, O. MORRIS, John PETERSON, Wm. PIPENGER, C. T. REID, Hayden REYBURN, Wm. RILEY, Otto D. ROBINSON, Peter D. SANDS, Frank SPANGLER, Dr. THORP. Harrison walker, Mrs. J. WALLACE, Thos. WOODS, Charlotte WRIGHT. - - - -Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, October 10, 1872
(Non-resident Notice) JOHN G. CROOKS vs NOBLE C. MANUER, in Justice Court before CHAS. R. GREEN, J.P., of Liberty Tp... October 7. 1872.
(Notice to Claimants and Debtors) Estate of WILLIAM McKELFRESH, late of Ftilton County, Indiana, deceased ... SARAH McKELFRESH, Richland Township, Oct. 3, 1872.
DIED. In Rochester, on the 7th instant, LORETTA EMMONS, daughter of FINLEY
and MARGARET EMMONS.
Mother SPARKS, wife of Rev. JESSE SPARKS, died in this place Wednesday night of this week.
CHRIS. NEWHOUSE's mule team ran away again to-day. No particular damage done.
Mr. MERRICK, whose house was burned down last spring, has his new residence nearly completed.
NORMAN ADAMS and wife left last Tuesday for New York, on a visit to relatives living in that State
CLARA MONTGOMERY, an interesting little girl of some thirteen summers, has been seriously ill for some time past.
Mr. LAWRENCE, who lives near the old grave yard, is having a serious time in his family, nearly all the members of which are down with the measles.
Mr. W. N. WOODFILL, of Rochester Tp., left at our office vesterday eight potatoes of the Russet variety...
DANIEL BURNUP, employed in the mill of A. L. Bowman & Co., of this place, met with a serious accident last Wednesday, while engaged in putting a belt on the cold water pump, pulling on the main shaft of the mill. He had his shoulder dislocated and his arm bruised. He made a very narrow escape.
THE ELECTION IN FULTON COUNTY... The Democrats elected their whole county ticket, save one County Commissioner ... BARNETT... elected... The Republicans elect their Assessor in Rochester Township...
BLUE GRASS GOSSIP
The new school house at Marshtown is nearly completed ...
Dr. JACKSON has sold his property to SAMUEL N. BEATTIE. He and J. H. VANDEVER propose (to go West). They expect to start this fall.
C. S. LAMBERT (is digging a well)
JAS. THRUSH has moved to Fletcher's Lake.
PERRY CALVIN, the Democratic candidate for Trustee, and DAVID and FRANK BURDG have gone to Kansas. The Democracy have placed JAMES WARE in nomination for Trustee since Calvin's departure.
Father and mother HILL, who are upward of 70 years of age, have gone to Pennsylvania, their native State, on a visit. They will remain 2 or 3 months.
Dr. FAIRBANK, of Fulton, and JESSE JULIAN and HARVEY SMALLEY, of this township, contemplate a trip to ... Michigan, after the election.
DIED. On the 8th ult., Mrs. MARGARET CHRISTIE, in the 61st year of her age .... She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. An aged husband and four children mourn their loss.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, October 24, 1872
DIED. Mr. JAMES QUALLS died in this place last Monday night. His age was about 43 years.
JO. WIDENER is pushing toward completion a new home in the south part of
Capt. NORRIS burned and disposed of about 400,000 brick this season. The greater number were used in Rochester.
The widow ONSTOTT, living about one mile west of Rochester, is putting up a new residence.
We expect to move the SPY OFFICE about the first of next month to the upper room in the BEEBER BLOCK.
C. H. ROBBINS was thrown from his horse one day last week ... No bones were broken.
SHELTON's delivery wagon struck a stump Tuesday, and threw out the driver and a passenger, bruising them slightly ... (damage to) O. C. SMITH's young shade trees ...
The masonry of the new COURT HOUSE FENCE is to consist of a foundation of niggerheads, capped with a course of cut stones twelve inches thick. The contract has been let to BOWERS & McCLARY... cost will be about $1,000. Work will begin next spring. The fence proper is to be of iron, but of what form and design we have not learned.
Mr. JOSEPH BIBLER has just completed a very tasty residence on Main street, in the south part of town.
Mr. CALLIN MONTGOMERY, who has been absent in California twenty-one years, is now on a visit to his friends and family in Fulton county ...
Dr. C. L. WHITE died at his residence near Rochester, on Thursday evening
last. Deceased was one of the best educated and most successful physicians in
this region, and, but for one weakness, might have been wealthy, respected and
honored. His fault was an overinastering appetite for strong drink which, as in
thousands of instances, paralyzed his energies, dissipated his fortune and sent
him to a premature grave. it was not, however, the immediate cause of his death.
In every other respect, Dr. White was a high-minded gentleman, a humane and
enlightened physician, and a kind and obliging neighbor. In remembrance of his
virtues, let the grave close over a fault which was likewise a misfortune.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, October 31, 1872
A SPLENDID FARM FOR SALE. Just north of Tippecanoe River Bridge on the Michigan Road ... 179 acres, WM. ASHTON, Agent. Rochester, Ind. Oct. 24, 1872.
At a meeting of the Board of Corporation Trustees, Tuesdav night, Messrs. D. W. LYON, W. A. FERGUSON, JOHN P. MYERS and SHANNON MACKEY were appointed FIRE WARDENS, and instructed to visit every house in town and examine into the condition of flues and chimnevs...
SUDDEN DEATH. - MOSES B. MATTINGLY. one of the founders of this paper, and
elder brother of the present proprietor, came to his death last Friday in the
manner detailed below. Deceased was known to many of our citizens and the news
of his unexpected demise cast a shadow of gloom over the hearts of his friends
in Rochester. He fell in the flower of manhood. at the early age of 33 years. He
leaves a wife and one child, and a large circle of relatives and friends to
mourn his loss.
Moses B. Mattingly had a record of which any man might be proud. He was a just as well an an honest man, and these qualities secured him the respect of all with whom he came in contact. He was generous to a fault. and his social qualities made him a universal favorite. He enlisted as a private in the 20th Indiana at the outbreak of the war, and participated in all the important battles of McClellan's campaigns, but was transferred to the 57th Inaiana as 1st Lieutenant in December, 1862. He was an ardent Republican and believed with his whole soul the sublime doctrines of that political creed.
At Aurora. his remains were taken in charge by the Knights of Pythias (of which order he was a member), who accompanied them to the cars in full uniform, headed by a band of music. At Plvmouth, the body was tenderly cared for by the Masonic fraternity, who deposited it in the tomb with appropriate honors and ceremonies. He sleeps by the side of a sainted mother whose darling he was, and there, let us hope, his impatient spirit has found rest. ...
The following. from the Aurora (Ill.) Herald, gives the particulars concerning the death of Mr. Martingly, so far as known: "Mr. M. B. Mattingly, foreman of the Herald office, came to his death on yesterday (Friday) forenoon, 25th inst.. in a sudden and unexpected manner. He went to work as usual in the morning and stopped about ten o'clock, or a little after, saying, he 'did not feel well,' and left the office. As he had two epileptic fits during the past spring and summer, we felt some anxiety about him, and as he did not return as soon as might be expected, we sent a boy to look for him. The boy returned, and was again sent out. DUDLEY RANDALL, happening in at this time, we mentioned to him our anxiety, and he volunteered to go and look for him, which he did. A short time after, about half-past eleven, it was reported that a dead man was in the race. Going to the place indicated, we found Mr. Mattingiy lying in the water, face downward, and completely dead. A deep gash was cut in his forehead, indicating that he had probably fallen in one of those epileptic fits, and struck his head an a sharp stone, and rolled into the water where he was drowned ...
At the recent county fair ... Gilman's Red Bird Plow took two first premiums -- one as the best plow for general purposes, and the other for executing the best specimen of plowing at the plowing match ...
LIST OF PREMIUMS AWARDED AT THE FIRST ANNUAL FAIR of the Fulton Co. Joint
Stock Agricultural and Mechanical Society.
(names mentioned): Jos. ZINK, D. McMAHAN, Jacob LEITER, Jno. HERROLD, Lewis HERROLD, J. J. ROBBINS, McCLUNG BROS., Jas. R. STINSON, Ben. B. PATTON, C. W. CLAY, Peter GOOD, Joseph WILHOIT, E. TUCKER, Wm. MACKEY & SON, L. D. ADKISON, E. R. LOVER, E. GILLETT, B. F. PORTER, J. W. SAVAGE, N. CLEMENS, A. BURKET, A. FOUTS, W. A. CARR, John D. BROWN, John EMMONS, E. VanTRUMP, F. GILMAN, O. M. KEWNEY, W. L. KOONS. J. R. BROWNLEE, B. F. DAWSON, Mrs. James MARTIN, P. M. BOZARTH, P. COOK, Samuel LOY. Samuel LONG, S. HEFFLEY, E. S. BARNES, J. B. ELLIOTT, BARKDOLL & KENNEDY, W. WOODFILL, Miss Lizzie GREEN, Mrs. A. T. BITTERS, W. A. HORTON, Mrs. C. B. DAVIDSON, Mrs. Geo. MOORE, Mrs. Amanda MECKLING, Mrs. S. RANNELLS, Mrs. SHEPHERD. Mrs. J. DAVIDSON, Mrs. Ella MORRIS, REED & RALSTIN, Mrs. Mary McMAHAN, Mrs. Ruth REED, Jno. C. KEITH, John S. TAYLOR, Mrs. Jane MARTIN, Mrs. M. LOY, Mrs. S. C. ROBBINS. Mrs. A.C. SHEPHERD, Mrs. J. S. TAYLOR, H. MACKEY, Mrs. H. MACKEY, Mrs. Jacob SPERRY, Mrs. CONNER, Mrs. Dude HORTON, TRIMBLE & AUSTIN, Mrs. H. L. HORTON, N. B. COOK., W. L. KOONS, Mrs. Mary LOY.
(notice of application for license) ... to sell liquor ... in the front room
of the one-story frame building, situtated on the west end of the south half of
the north half of lot... 31, old plat, Town of Rochester ... on Main street...
ANDREW J. EDWARDS, Rochester, Ind., Oct. 31, 1872.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, November 7, 1872
(Notice of Application for license) ... to sell liquor... east room on the first floor of the two-story frame building... north half of lot 47 old plat town of Rochester, SAMUEL NICKLOW, ELI S. ROGERS, Rochester, Ind.. Nov. 7, 1872.
(Estrav Notice) taken up by DANIEL CUFFLE, living 4 miles east of Rochester, on the Akron road, in April last, one Red Heifer Calf... Rochester, Ind., Nov 7, 1872.
(Notice of Application for license,... to sell liquor...north half of the south half Lot 33, old plat Town of Rochester. ground floor of 2-l/2 story frame building. PETER BROAbSWORD, EDWARD DILTON. Rochester, Ind., Nov. 7, 1872.
(Notice of Application for License) ... to sell liouor... west nart of the one-story building... south half of the north half lot 77 ... Main street, on the east end of said lot. THOMAS A. BEAL, Rochester, Ind., November 7, 1872.
MARRIED. - At the residence of the bride's father, on Thursday, Oct., 31, 1872, by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, Mr. OBED REEVES, of South Bend, and Miss ALVERDA F. LYON, of Rochester.
DIED. - Miss CLARA MONTGOMERY, aged about 14 years, died near this place last
Tuesday, after a lingering and painful sickness. She was buried yesterday ...
- Mr. EPPERSON PAINTER, aged 57 vears, died in this place last Saturday, after an illness of about 8 days. Being of a retired disposition, and mingling little in society, the deceased was hardly known outside of his family and a small circle of acquaintances. He was a member of the M.E. Church, and in all the relations of life bore the reputation of an honest man, a good citizen, and a kind, considerate and affectionate parent.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month
ending Oct. 31, 1872:
Mrs. ADAMS, Samuel AKINS, R. W. ARCHER & BRO., Amos BARNETT, Miss Helen BARCH, John BITTERS, Miss Susan BRAWOK, J. M. COLE, W. T. CUTSHALL, Mrs. Sarah C. CRUTHERS, Abraham CLARK, M. P. Z. DALZELL, Miss Lou G. DAVIS, James DRAKE, John DILLMAN, Mrs. Margaret EISEMAN, R. C. EVERSOLE, Mrs. J. FELL, A. GAST, John GIVSON, Miss Louisa HAMLIN, Wellington HILEMAN, Mr. HARLEY, Vernon JEWELL, Edward P. MAHAN, R. C. MULFORD, Mrs. Phoebe MILLER, Wm. MITCHELL, Joseph MILBETH, Prof. C. W. MOORE, M. M. McCARTER, Miss Barbara PFEIFFER, Luther NYE, Wm. PEASELEY, J. C. RICHARDS, T. M. SNYDER, Jos. SHOAF, Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFFER, Clark SINTON, Samuel SLIEURES, J. C. SYSCHER, J. SHUTTERLY, R. J. SMITH, Joseph SHOAF, John THOMPSON, C. A. TAYLOR, TAYLOR BROS. & Co., James VINEY, Sarah Jane WARREN, W. WHELS, Manford WHISTLER, James WHITE, John RUON, R. W. ZELLERS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
A new business room now occupies the space between the Balcony building and Long's Boot and Shoe store. E. LONG is the owner.
Last Tuesday night, as CHAS. SMITH, son of LUMAN SMITH, in company with NEWTON BERRIER and two ladies, were returning from a social party held at the residence of REUBEN VAN TRUMP, south of Rochester, the buggy in which they were riding, owing to the extreme darkness of the night, was driven into a ditch and upset. Mr. Smith had a leg broken and Mr. Berrier was slightly injured. Fortunately, neither of the ladies were hurt.
JOSEPH ALLMAN has resolved to shake the dust off his feet and quit Rochester. He is selling off his stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Boots and Shoes, etc., at cost...
TO CALIFORNIA AND BACK, by E. CALKINS.
The cost of a trip from Rochester to San Francisco, in round numbers, is $148. This includes a ride in palace cars and meals at each eating station, at $1.00 per meal. Bv taking along a well-filled basket the expense would be curtailed to $140 ... (very lengthy, detailed and well-written account to be concluded next week)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Thursdav, October 17. 1872
OFFICIAL VOTE OF FULTON COUNTY (tabulation of votes cast,)
TOWNSHIP OFFICERS ELECTED:
WAYNE - Justices of the Peace, K. WALSH, J. R. SMALLEY, C. A. EASTBROOK; Constables, WM. BARKER, WM. THORP, J. F. LONG, Trustee, JAS. WARE: Assessor, J. W. BUSH.
UNION - Justices of the Peace, H. P. APT, FRANCIS W. GRAHAM: Constables, S. K. HEROLD, SAMUEL ZELLERS, GOTLEIB HUBER: Trustee. J. A. BARNETT; Assessor, JOB ROBINSON.
AUBBEENAUBBEE - Justice of the Peace. ADAM CLECKNER; Constables,
J. D. MEREDITH, CHARLES M. OOGLBEE, DAVID DECKER, Trustee, WM. D.
MOORE; Assessor, JOHN WAY.
RICHLAND - Justice of the Peace, SAMUEL MACKNER, Constables, SAMUEL WRIGHT, PETER LEGUIRE, W. H. LEVER; Trustee, E. ROGERS: Assessor, FRED GRABER.
ROCHESTER - Justice of the Peace, F. M. ASHTON; Constables, HARRISON REED, WM. HEFFLEY, HUDSON STILES, HARRY BRISTOL; Trustee, LEWIS B. CONGER; Assessor, HORACE MACKEY.
LIBERTY - Constables, LEWIS POWNALL, JOHN McDOUGAL, RECORD JOHNSON; Trustee, FRED. PETERSON; Assessor. ISOM R. NEW.
HENRY - Constables, URIAH McLELAND, DAVID SHEETS, JESSE SHAMP: Trustee, E. A. ARNOLD; Assessor, LUTHER STRADLEY.
NEWCASTLE - Justice of the Peace, E. L. REED; Constables, W. PERCHBACHER, A. J. FENSTEMAKER, J. SEVERNS; Trustee, CONRAD HEIMBAUGH,-, Assessor, JOHN KING.
DIED. - One of Mr. J. W. GORDON's twin babes died in this place a few days
since. The other is verv sick.
- The family of Mr. FINLEY EMMONS, of this place, were sorely bereaved last week by the loss of two little girls.
- PHILLIP GUNCKLE. a very worthy citizen, died near this place last week. His age was about 50 years.
- SILAS L. HUFFMAN, a relation of Mrs. ISAIAH WALKER. was buried in this place last Monday. Deceased resided in Warsaw, and was a young man.
ACCIDENT. A man named BURNU'P, an employee of the Empire Mills, was caught in a belt that he was trying to throw over a pulley, the other day, and received serious injuries. His arm was drawn over his head and disjointed at the shoulder, while his face was in close contact with a fast-revolving shaft. The accident was the result of carelessness or inexperience. or both combined, as no duly careful man would attempt toplace a belt over a pullv when in motion without exercising the utmost caution.
THE GRANT AND WILSON CLUB of Rochester Township will hold a regular meeting at the Court House next Saturday evening ...
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during the month of September and up to this date in
October: Marion PORTER and L. E. SMITH; James M. CATHCART and Annie SNYDER;
James M. HALL and Charlotte THOMPSON; Alonzo E. STUCKY and Louisa MEREDITH;
Svlvester HEATER and Mary J. BRYAN; John BURTON and Amanda J. BRAMIN; John W.
HUTCHINSON and Elizabeth LEFEVER; Joseph J. McCLUNG and Sarah J. DAVIDSON;
Andrew BOWMAN and Ellen GOSS; Virgil SHAFER and Sarah E. (SHELT); John A.
KILLMER and Louisa ROBINSON; John ROONEY and Martha JOHNSON; Henry A. MILLER and
Elizabeth BLACKETER; Albert E. WARD and Nancy DRUE; James McKEE and Sarah M.
DAVIS; George LEVISAY and Rachael A. MILLER; Oscar (HERROLD) and Catharine
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Thursday, November 14.. 1872
DIED. - At the residence of his father, in Richland Township, on Tuesday, November 5, 1872, JAMES W., son of YOUNG RALSTIN, Esq., aged 19 vears.
MARRIED. - On Thursday, the 14th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, near Laketon, Wabash County, Ind., Mr. WILLIAM H. MOGLE and Mrs. LUCY A. C. ELLIOTT, all of this county.
MARRIED. - Our young friends, Mr. CON. WELCH and Miss CLARA WALKER... hitched together on Tuesday morning. They are now absent on their bridal tour.
Mrs. JAMES BEEBER was thrown out of a buggy, one day last week, and seriously
JIM GAINER has been wrestling with a boil on the back of his neck for the past week...
Three large ricks of hay, belonging to NORMAN ADAMS, were burned on the prairie west of town last Friday ...
JOHN STAILEY came all the way from Washington to cast his vote for Grant and Wilson ...
JOSEPH MALBEFF, a laboring man, was caught, on Friday night last, in the act of stealing a package from a freight car. He had sprung the door with a wedge and made an aperature large enough to admit his body, and was making off with a box containing gloves and hosiervy when he was nabbed by JOHN GLAZE, the vigilant night watchman emploved by the railroad company. Malbeff pretended to be very drunk when arrested. He was examined before Esq. REES on Monday, and gave bail for his appearance at court.
A series of TEMPERANCE meetings were held in this place last week, under the
auspices of the I.O.G.T, and were well-attended. The lecturer, a Mr. REYNOLDS,
of Randolph County, is evidently in earnest, but he travels in the same old
groove, seeking legal rather than moral aid for the reform. Abuse of the
rumseller and unmerited sympathy with the drunkard were his staple arguments.
That powder has been shot so often that it didn't have much force or effect, of
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, November 21, 1872
DIED. Miss - - - - CRUMM, daughter of WM. CRUMM, died in this place last Saturday.
SAM BARKDOLL's little boy contributed a portion of one finger to his father's
planing machine, last Friday.
A youth named BLOXOM left the first joint of his right thumb in the jaws of a piece of machinery, at the Stave Factory, last Tuesday.
The young men and women and boys of Rochester, have a flourishing Literary Society, which meets every Tuesday night at the Seminary, when there is no show in town. ARMSTRONG, the devil at the SENTINEL office, is said to be the boss debater of the club.
A BRACE OF SWINDLERS CORNERED AND COMPELLED TO DISGORGE.
(long, detailed account Of swindles by a CHARLES GOLDEN and a C. I. PERRY, in which they obtained by false pretenses promissory notes from SIMEON WEBER, SEBASTIAN GOSS, "two of the shrewdest farmers in Fulton Countv," and from a Mr. WICKLE, "a farmer residing in Henry Township." The first two were taken before Justice ASHTON, where proceedings were stayed and note and agreement burned. (Mr. Wickle's) "goose is undoutbtedly cooked, as his note is now, in all probability, in the hands of a third party."
MARRIED. On Oct. 28th, MAJOR FULLER and CAROLINE KERSEY united heart and hand ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Thursdav, November 28, 1872
E. A. ARNOLD, who occupies the new brick, is in the market with a full stock, comprising everv article usually found in retail stores ...
T. WEAVER and BELL & WHITTENBERGER are also doing a fair trade, with good stocks, worthy of confidence and a liberal patronage.
Messrs. CURTIS & DAWSON have just returned from Chicago, whither they had gone with the second drove of cattle ...
Our old friend, ABNER THOMPSON, has struck a load in the hog trade, distancing all competition ... monopolizing the entire traffic in this vicinity. Abner is developing traits of a good trader ...
The Lodge of I.O.G.T., long suspended and by some supposed to be dead, has suddenly sprung into life again...
The Sabbath School held in the M.E,. Church are making an effort to buy an organ. Some of the fogies of a past civilization are opposed to grinding out music in the Lord's house, while Young America is decidedly in for the grind ...
Our Public School commenced one week ago Monday, with Mr. SICKMAN as Principal and Miss WHITTENBERGER as Assistant. Both have taught in the district before, earning reputations that have secured like positions subsequently.
SPECTACLES, The latest improved and best in the world at WOLF'S JEWELRY STORE., Rochester, Ind., Nov. 7, 1872.
Dr. H. N. BOSWELL, late of Bristol, Ind., has opened a dental office in the front room at DAWSON'S NEW BRICK building.
REMOVAL OF THE UNION SPY OFFICE. Before this paper reaches the hands of a tithe of its readers, the office and materials will be "on the move" to the splendid rooms on the upper floor of the new BEEBER BUILDING, on the corner south of the southwest corner of the public square
FIRE. - On Sunday night last fire was communicated to a woodshed on Jefferson street by means of ashes, which had been carelessly left in a pine box. The adjoining dwelling was occupied by the family of WM. M. FERGUSON and Mrs. CHERRY. The latter discovered the flames, fortunately in time to give an alarm that brought the neighbors to the scene., and the fire was extinguished ....
MARRIED. - At the residence of the bride's parents, near Toledo, on Thursday, Nov. 21st, 1872, by Rev. L. H. DICKEY, Mr. CLINTON D. JONES, of Rochester, Indiana, and Miss SARAH J. BROWN of Hancock Co., Ohio.
WHEAT BUYERS. The firm of FROMM, ROBBINS & ELLIOTT want to buy all the
wheat in the county, for which they will pay the highest market price in cash
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursdav, December 4, 1872
BILLY BLASSER and Father SPARKS each have a horse they think can't get well. Mr. M. WALTERS, three miles east of town, lost a good horse last Sunday, while scores of others are sick.
The Kewanna DISPATCH is now being published tri-weekly, that is, once in three weeks. Reason: the proprietor is P. M. and the editor is running a tin shop -- very good reasons.
A few weeks ago E. B. BUCHANAN moved his store into ROBBINS' BUILDING, on the corner, where he is now doing a fair business.
DICK SMITH is shipping large quantities of wild game from this place to New
WILL SHELTON became very indignant the other day, on seeing a conductor expel an old ladv from the train.
FROMM & ELLIOTT are in the market buying all the dressed hogs offered them...
WANTED. - Two or three good hands to work in the woods with axe and saw. Such parties may find employment by inquiring of CLARK & WEAVER, at the Stave Factory.
The First National Bank is paying out large sums daily for hogs. The following are the names of buyers doing business over its counters: HICKMAN & LEITER, MONTGOMERY & GROVE, NATHAN BYBEE, ALEX. CURTIS, HOLEMAN & EMMONS, dealers in live hogs, and FROMM & ELLIOTT and C. LANGSDORF, dealers in dressed hogs. The above-named are all citizens of this county, and men in whom the utmost confidence may be placed...
ROBBERY. - Messrs. NATHAN BYBEE, VAN COPLEN and OSKAR GROVE. three Fulton
Couiit hog buvers, took a lot of stock to Chicago recently, upon which they
realized large sums of money. All were paid off at the commission house with
checks on the Union Stock Yard National Bank, but arriving at the institution
after banking hours, failed to realize the cash. As the checks were just as good
as money at home, they concluded not to wait until morning, and, accordingly
took the first train for Rochester. At the depot they noticed a couple of
drunken men, but paid little attention to them. When the train stopped at the
stock yards, the crowd rushed for the cars, and. on the platform, an attempt was
made to pick the pockets of the Fulton County men. The rascals succeeded in
getting possession of Mr. Bvbee's pocket-book, which contained the check on the
Union National for nearly $1.000, and a check on the First National of Rochester
for above $600, besides forty dollars in money. (payment was stopped on the
checks) Mr. Bybee's loss, therefore, amounts to no more than the ready money he.
had with him. The pockets of his companions were torn by the thieves, but their
money was not secured.
LTST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month ending Nov. 30, 1972:
Miss Lou CLARK, Mrs. Julia CLARK, John DIXON, Thomas DAVIS, A. C. ECYNE, J. D. FISHER, Asa HOLMES, Miss Emma F. HAY, Frank HORNER, L. A. KISSINGER, Theadore MARBUCK, Monsieur Octave MERCUR, Mrs. Eliza McCARTER, Miss Maurice POUGHT, Miss Mary RICHARDSON, Hugh SHIELDS, Mrs. Elizabeth SNYDER, George SPOTTS, Jerry SMITH, Mrs. Susan WAGONER, Messrs. ALGEO, SCOTT & Co. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during the month of November, 1872, from the office
of the Clerk of Fulton County:
Charles OSBORN and Louisa GREEN; Clement NEWHOUSE and Louisa DENNIS; Dugett MADARY and Celsa WITHAM; James R. SHELTON and Margaret A. MARTIN; Wm. H. MOGLE and Lucv A. C. ELLIOTT; Cornelius WELCH and Clara A. WALKER; Andrew V. HOUSE and Nancy ELLIS; Isaac KERSEY and Elzina PUGH; Nathan A. RILEY and Sarah E. HENDRICKS; Martin FLETCHER and Ann E. WINN; Jacob ZORTMAN and Alice FRITZ; Samuel RUNKLE and Elizabeth PECK; Seth HENDRICKS and Julia CROSSGROVE; Archibald FLORA and Catherine CRAMER.
The ladies of the M.E. Church will hold a Festival on Wednesday evening,
December 11th, at Balcony Hall, consisting of oysters and a general supper...
(for,) improvements on the parsonage.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, December 12, 1872
A SPLENDID FARM FOR SALE. Owing to the death of my wife and my advanced age,
I have concluded to dispose of my home Farm, situated one and a half miles
northeast of Perrysburg, in Fulton County; contains 240 acres, 200 acres under
cultivation and the balance good Timber Land. A very nice brick house of 8 rooms
and 4 cellar rooms, erected two years ago at a cost of $3,000. A new bank barn,
built one year ago, at a cost of $2,500. Well at both house and barn.
Smoke-house, Wood House, Cistern, &c.. &c., in fact everything needful
for convenience. No such a chance ever before offered for a splendid investment.
Call and examine the premises. Price $50 per acre. Terms easy.
For futher particulars call on A. C. COPELAND, President First National Bank of Rochester, Indiana, or myself, livinq on the premises. JOHN RICHARDSON, Perrysburgh, Miami County, Indiana. Dec. 4, 1872.
MARRIED. - GEORGE BEEBER and Miss ANNIE SHORES were married, on Thursday
last, at the residence of the bride's mother, in Richland Township.
- Mr. DEO. HAUK, of Peru, and Miss LIBBIE WALLACE, daughter of the proprietor of the WALLACE HOUSE, were married in this place last evening ...
J. DAWSON is busily engaged in shifting his quarters to the new brick room which he has just completed ...
Only four patrons of the school visited it during the whole of last term... : Mr. J. DAWSON, Mrs. BUMSTED, Mrs. RYLAND and Mrs. E. P. COPELAND.
POLK McMAHON visited the rooms of a traveling physician, named Dr. W. H. GRAY, last Thursday afternoon, and the two disagreed so widely as to the diagnosis of the former's case that a question of veracity arose, and they became involved in a quarrel ... the fight caused much excitement on the street, which was intensified when McMahon resisted arrest. But the law finally triumphed, being vigorously executed by Marshal MYERS.
TROUBLE IN SCHOOL. At the ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL, in the forenoon,
the Principal punished two children for telling untruths by pasting pieces of
naper over their mouths. The mother of one of the children thus punished, having
received a report of what was going on., visited the school and remonstrated
with the Principal and removed the plaster from her child's mouth. Subseauently,
she caused the Principal to be arrested for assault and battery, and the case
was tried before Esq. ASHTON. Four lawyers were engaged in the trial, three for
the prosecution and one for the defense. It appeared in evidence that the paper
was attached with mucilage to the child's cheeks and under lip, but that it did
not cause physical pain nor materially impede respiration. The Justice,
therefore rendered a verdict of acquittal, and the decision seems to meet the
general approval of the community. While it is confessed that this mode of
punishment is novel, it cannot be called severe, cruel nor degrading. the child
was very voung - - only seven years old -- too young in fact to realize the
nature of his offence or understand the consenquences of disturbing the harmony
of the school. ... Had the Principal been fined, the effect upon the school
would have been most disastrous. Thereafter no rebelliously-inclined pupil would
have felt obliged to obey the rules, and the usefulness of the school would have
been at an end. ... Therefore, while the people will not and ought not to
tolerate injustice on the part of the teacher toward the child of the humblest
citizen, yet they will not countenance attacks, based on frivolous charges,
against his authority as long as he uses a wise discretion in the modes of
punishment adopted for the maintainance of order in the school.
As soon as the verdict of the Justice in the above cause became known, the father of the child, Mr. HILEMAN, made threats of personal violence against Mr. BRYAN, the Principal of the public school. The two met, on Saturday evening, near the residence of WM. STURGEON, Esq.. when Hileman attacked Bryan, damaging his nasal organ slightly. For this offense, Hileman was arraigned before Esq. REES and fined $25 -- the full extent of the law. An appeal was taken to the Common Pleas Court ...
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS consisting of C. S. GRAHAM, JAMES MARTIN
and B. A. EIDSON, Commissioners; DAN AGNEW, Auditor, and S. R. MOON, Sheriff,
(met) on Monday, December 2d, 1872.
(names mentioned): PHILLIP WARE, JNO. W. HUFFMAN, W. H. CURTIS, F. A. ROGERS. GEO. COOK. W. MclMAHAN. JOSEPH REED, DAVID EDWARDS, J. A. McCLUNG, -AARON JOHNSON. ANGUS BROWN, A. M. SHIELDS, BOWER & McCLARY, JOHN A. EDWARDS, ANDREW J. EDWARDS, AUGUSTINE MEISCH, BROADSWORD & DITTON, THOMAS A. BEAL, NICKLESON & ROGERS. ... "it was ordered by the Board that JOSEPH C. McDONALD, of IndianaDolis, and ANDREW L. OSBORNE, of Laporte, be retained and emploved as Attorneys, for this (Fulton) county, to defend an action pending in the United States court, on county orders issued by the county Auditor of this county." ...MARK MOORE, "ANDREW LAWRENCE and CHARLES SMITH. (who are insane,)" ...
ALLOWANCES: ROBBINS & SPOHN, A. H. ROBBINS, DENISTON & VanTRUMP, J. A. McCLUNG, Joseph LAUER, Thomas MEREDITH. LAUER & DEICHMAN, O. WAITE, A. B. HERMAN., S. J. PILKINTON, W. C. MOORE, Al. WARD, Geo. SPRAGUE,. George WILSON, C. HOOVER, Aaron JOHNSTON, John McMAHAN, A. D. CORNELIUS, John W. McDOUGLE, M. DANZIGER. FEDER & SILBERBERG, Benjamin STEFFY, William McMAHAN, Phillip SHANTZ, F. M. DAY, Charles BROWN. Jesse SHIELDS, Mrs. OWENS, MONTGOMERY & Co., Silas J. MILLER, V. C. CONN, E. R. NICKELS, George CONN, Kyran WALSH, Lindley MOORE, J. J. KUMLER, John CARUTHERS, Charles HICKS, William KEEL, Thomas MEREDITH. James McQUERN, George MOORE, William T. BUTLER, S. VANBLARICAN, M. KOCHANDERFER, Andrew OLIVER, Isaac PONTIOUS, Thomas MEREDITH, John W. FLACK, Wm. McMahan, S. R. MOON, SENTINEL COMPANY, A. T. BITTERS, Joseph A. MYERS.. MERCER & SHEPHERD Hardware, L. M. MONTGOMERY, W. H. GREEN, Samuel KEELY, A. V. HOUSE.
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, December 19, 1872
Mr. KILLMER and lady have gone to Pennsylvania on a visit.
Mr. T. W. BARNETT and his son BILLY intend starting for Kansas in a few days, for the benefit of the health of the former.
The schools in town are vacant for want of a principal, McAFEE having resigned.
BIRTHS. - Zounds! We forgot in our last letter to saY that JOHN F. WILSON is the happy father of his first son. P. S. TROUTMAN a daughter, which is perhaps the twelfth one. THEO. SHAFER a son. JAMES KILLMER a first daughter, and last, but not least, J. P. URBIN, a son.
REX & BURKET, Surgeon Dentists. Rooms one door north of Ernsperger's Store, up stairs, Rochester, Indiana.
A CLEAN SWEEP - W. H. CURTIS, manufacturer of BROOMS, 7 miles east of Rochester, and one-half mile south of the Akron Road. All work warranted. Custom work solicited. Orders filled with promptness and dispatch.
MARRIED. - On Wednesday evening, Dec. 11th, 1872, by Rev. Mr. SKINNER, Mr.
DEO HAUK, of Peru, and Miss LIBBIE WALLACE, of this place.
- On Thursday, Dec. 12th, 1872, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. S. W. TRACY and Miss LIBBIE BOZARTH, all of this place.
- On the 17th instant, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. A. BAKER, of Columbus, O., and Miss TAMAR MARIA HOLDER, of Rochester.
JO. BEEBER is struggling with a boil. It will be ripe and ready to pick about
Esq. JOHN ELAM continues to improve in health, and will soon be able to appear on the street again.
The croquet players of Rochester bid defiance to the weather in pursuit of their favorite amusement. They have frequent games in Balcony Hall.
The young folks propose to trip the light fantastic toe at Balcony Hall, the night before Christmas, and also on New Year's Eve ...
Ice-cutting has not begun on the lake as yet, though the crop is ten inches thick. It is expected that large quantities will be put up here and more shipped elsewhere.
Fulton Lodge, F. & A.M., elected ... : J. M. BEEBER, JAMES T. GAINER, D. S. ROSS, ISAIAH WALKER, F. K. KENDRICK.
The EXCELSIOR LITERARY SOCIETY of Rochester will give a concert at the Court House on Thursday evening next, Dec. 26 ...
Rochester Lodge, F. & A.M., elected: JNO. M. BEEBER, J. E. CLARKE, F. B.
ERNSPERGER, D. W. LYON, A. C. SHEPHERD.
The following gentlemen are authorized to receive and receipt for subscriptions to the SPY: J. W. BRANTHOFFER, Kewanna; A. BRUCE, Bruce's Lake; H. W. HOOBER, Blue Grass; FRED. PETERSON, Fulton; ROBERT NEW, Green Oak; E. A. ARNOLD, Akron; SAMUEL C. WRIGHT, Tiosa; T. J. WHITE, Salina; SOL. MILLER, Leiter's Ford; W. H. BUNNELL, Walnut ...
UNION TOWNSHIP INSTITUTE. Quite a number of the teachers of Union and Wayne Townships met at the school house in Kewanna, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1872 .... R. COX, President; W. R. LOUGH, Secretary.
WM. H. SURGUY, a blind man of this county, was arrested by Sheriff MOON this week and gave bond to meet a girl at the next session of the Carroll County Court, to be held at Delphi, in April next. - SENTINEL.
MARSHALL ADAMS, son of NORMAN ADAMS, is suffering from a combined attack of
pluresy, inflammation of the bowels and lung fever, and is said to be in a
The Sunday School at the PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL House has been discontinued on account of a lack of interest in its proceedings. This looks like progressing backwards.
At a spelling school held at the Prairie Union School House, last Friday night... Miss SARAH E. LAWRENCE won the laurels ...
ANSON MERRICK and the widow ONSTOTT are at last snugly ensconsed in their new residences, and bid defiance to the cold blasts of winter ...
ED. HORTON is teaching ... at the PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL House. Besides being a good teacher, there is a fund of good humor and pleasantry in Ed. that makes him a favorite with his scholars.
Miss LETITIA A. REID, who has been teaching school at the COLLINS SCHOOL House, near Green Oak, returned home last week, sick with the measles ...
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, December 26, 1872
The Township Institute was held at Fulton on the 21st inst. was well attended... Mr. PARK TOWNSEND, president.
Teachers of Union and Wayne Townships hold an Institute at Kewanna on Saturday, the 4th of January, 1873. .. (names mentioned): Miss IRENE SELLERS, GEORGE CALVIN, Wm. MYERS, DAVID LOWE, Jr., JNO. WILSON, E. MYERS, JOHN MYERS, JAS. SLICK, R. B. MINTON, F. P. HOWELL. WILLIAM LOWE, P. W. COX.
The wife of Esq. CORNELIUS, who lives about three miles from Rochester, on
the Peru road, fell on the ice recently and broke her arm. The injured member
was set by the husband, who has some knowledge of medicine, and is doing well.
LYMAN BRACKETT, CHARLEY PLANK, CURG. RANNELLS, and other young collegians, are spending the holidays at their homes in Rochester. The boys all look well, and speak in the highest terms of the educational institutions which they have been attending.
Two boys by the name of RICHARDSON, living on the south side of the lake, went into the woods to shoot squirrels. (one brother shot the other accidentally) the ball entering at the point of the chin and lodging near the root of the ear. No serious danger is apprehended from the wound. -SENTINEL.
Our German friend and fellow-townsman, JOSEPH WEIDNER, received a letter from the "Fatherland" on Tuesday last, stating that a fortune of $30,000 in gold had been bequeathed to his wife by a relative recently deceased in Germany. Mrs. Weidner has two brothers in this place who will receive like amounts. . . . -SENTINEL.
Some indignation has been felt in Republican circles over the fact that the
Auditor recently appointed ISAAC GOOD, Esq., Assessor of Rochester Township, in
place of Mr. HORACE MACKEY, the gentleman elected to that office by the people,
upon the failure of the latter to qualify within the time specified by law...
The Auditor being a Democrat, appointed one of his own party to a place left
vacant by the failure of a Republican to qualify.
(Special Notice) All Persons knowing themselves indebted to C. L. WHITE, deceased... will please call at the office of CONNER & SMITH, in the Masonic building, and pay the same... JOHN W. SMITH, Adm'r., December 19, 1872.