ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, January 1, 1874

TURN PIKE ROADS. -The time for Pike roads has arrived. The mud roads throughout this county, at this season of the year, are, in many places almost impassable. Stock companies should be organized, and at least a few miles built this coming summer. Nothing would have a greater tendency to increase the value of farms and property through which they pass. Mr. ABNER THOMPSON, of Akron first called our attention to this work, and says he is ready to take stock in this enterprise ....

CHRISTMAS DINNER [lengthy report of Christmas dinner served by Mr. and Mrs. Taylor] who are the hospitable owners of a beautiful suburban villa, just north of town .... (Names rientioned) Mr. and Mrs. A. FOOTE, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. ELLIOTT, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. HECTOR, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. HILL, Mr. and Mrs. I. CONNOR, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. LYON, Mr. and Mrs. R. VAN DEIN, Mrs. COPELAND, Mrs. P. AUSTIN, Mr. and Mrs. S. HEFFLEY, Mr. and Mrs. E. RUSSELL, Mr. and Mrs. P. WEBBER, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. SKINNER, Mr. and Mrs. F. KENDRICK, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. PLANK, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. SMITH, Mr. E. S. BARNES, Mr. and Mrs. T. MAJOR BITTERS.

'Squire ENYART is happy now, and he don't care who knows it. Boy. JOHN GROTE also rejoices. A couple of boys, they say.
CHARLEY FARRAR has started a livery stable here: Business.
JOHN NEAL and lady, of Rochester, paid our village a flying visit last week.
N. D. HUDSON and lady, are visiting friends and relatives at Argos, Indiana.
Little BILLY BRAY, the Five Corner "infant" has subscribed for the UNTON-SPY , and declares it an excellent paper.

AKRON DOTTINGS, Dec. 29, 1873
F. DILLON's wife has gone to Ohio on a visit; FRANK keeps bachelor's hall ...
MARRIED. -And still they will. DAVID BEMENDERFER and MOLLIE PONTIOUS (did) get married, and so did IBEL KISECKER and Miss CORRINA SUTTON...
GEORGE ONSTOTT is slowly recovering from his sickness; he came very near passing over.
W. W. ANDERSON and A. STRONG know how to stew oysters, and they know how to eat them too ...
A. GAST, the shoemaker, pegs away from early dawn to ten and eleven o'clock every night, and he has done so for twenty years. He has pegged out a nice town property, and is now driving a few of the last pegs on a farm one mile east of town. Gast will some day peg his LAST.
JAS. CHAPIN and mother passed through Akron, enroute for Silver Lake, Christmas day.

BILLY KERCHER has been reported as the champion appleeater of Akron.
Mr. WHITE, formerly of this place, is spending the holidays at Mr. C. J. STRADLEY'S.
J. P. URBIN, a grocer, at Kewanna, called on us Tuesday and renewed for one vear.
ABIAL BUSH, of Tiosa, takes two copies, and paid for them in our absence. Thanks.
Miss AMANDA MECHLIN will please accept the thanks of ourself and family for kind favors and good things to eat.
OSCAR R. DECKER has gone to Anderson, Indiana, to show the inhabitants "what he knows" as a jeweler and engraver.
DAVID RADER has in circulation a petition praying for the grading of Plum STREET, from Main street west to the Fair Grounds. At last reports he had $35 subscribed.
The residence of JAMES ROBBINS was on last Saturday sold by the Sheriff for a debt of about $500. The property was purchased by Mrs. B. CORY for the sum of $1,000. It is cheap, as the house is almost entirely new.
WILLIAM KEEL, Esq., of Green Oak, takes three copies of the UNION-SPY,. . . JOHN T. KEEL, his son, takes one copy ...
J. N. BUTTERFIELD, Esq., of Indianapolis, a Grover & Baker agent, called in to see us Tuesday. He is a brotherin-law to Mr. G. G. LONG, a printer by trade and evidently a good fellow. We knew him seventeen years ago; we were employed together on the Indianapolis JOURNAL.

(Notice) is hereby given that I have left my wife for justifiable causes, and warn all persons against selling her goods or crediting on my accounts as I will pay no bills of her contracting. JOHN EWICK. Dec. 25, 1873.

NEW TANNERY FIRM. MYERS & NEAL are live enterprising men, and are deserving of success if anybody is. They have rented the ROCHESTER TANNERY and propose to carry on the business with increased vigor.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT. The musical entertainment given last Friday evening at Balcony Hall, for the benefit of the M.E. Sabbath school, under the direction of Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK and Miss ELLA REX, was a decided success ...

CHINA WEDDING. - Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES JACKSON celebrated their China (twenty years) Wedding, at their residence southwest corner of Pontiac and Columbia streets, last Tuesday evening .... (names mentioned): M. L. ESSICK, Esq., Rev. Mr. SKINNER (each of whom spoke) ... The following is a correct list of... the donors ... : Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, Mrs. S. KEELY, Mrs. S. HEFFLEY, Mrs. I. CONNOR, Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK, Mrs. H. B. BOSWELL, Mrs. T. NEWHOUSE, Mrs. C. C. WOLF, Mrs. J. Q. NEAL, Mrs. E. RUSSELL, Mrs. C. SKINNER, Mrs. C. HECTOR, Mrs. J. S TAYLOR, Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Mrs. E. E. COIQGILL, Mrs. WM. HILL. One stone China chamber set, donated by Mrs. K. G. SHRYOCK, Mrs. A. C. ELLIOTT, Mrs. A. J. DAVIDSON, Mrs. T. M. BITTERS, Mrs. R. P. SMITH, Mr. H. B. ERNSPERGER, Mrs. E. STURGEON, Mr. C. H. BEERY. (other gifts by) Mrs. E. KIRTLAND, Mrs. N. L. LORD, Mrs. J. M. REITER, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. ERNSPERGER, Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS, H. S. DRAKE, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM ASHTON, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ELAM, J. W. DAVIS, Miss BETTIE ELLIS, Dr. C. HECTOR, SAMUEL KEELY, Mrs. A. V. HOUSE

DIED. - ELLENOR MOW, widow of DAVID MOW, and daughter of JAMES P. and MARGARET HOLDSTOCK, died near Rochester, Dec. 23, 1873, aged 44 vears, 1 month and 6 days.
She was the mother of ten children who live to mourn her loss. In character, she was mild and quiet - pondering her trials in her own heart. In her last sickness she remarked to a friend, "her's had been a hard lot through life but she had not murmured nor complained." She adorned her Christian profession with a well ordered life, and has gone to rest. She lived a widow four years, and leaves her helpless family to the kindness of friends, especially the members of the orders of Odd Fellows and Masons, of which institutions her husband was a worthy member. -C. SKINNER.

W. H. MATTINGLY and wife, who have been on a visit to the editor's family for three or four weeks past, left last Friday morning to visit friends in the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio. -BOURBON MIRROR.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, January 8, 1874

W. H. BENEFIEL, of Howard City, Kansas, sent us two dollars for 1874.
Somebody stole a bottle of Vinegar Bitters from JOHN BITTERS at Walnut Station.
C. S. HORTON, the "Village Blacksmith" of Lincoln gave us a pleasant call last Friday.
NEWTON WILEY pays for an extra copy which is sent to a friend in Urbana, Ohio.
J. C. WALLACE, of Peru, a heavy livery man, called at our office last Friday evening. He takes the UNION-SPY now.
B. C. WILSON has paid his subscription to May 8, 1875 ...

RICHLAND ITEMS, Jan. 3, 1874
Mr. ALVIN ROBBINS has just returned from Nebraska...
The party at ALBERT DAVIS' would have went off finely had it not been for one or two Bacchanals.
Mr. H. BARNHART is very low with pneumonia; he is under the treatment of Dr. CLYMER.
At the spelling at Sand Hill ... Mr. JAMES DUDGEON and WILLIAM WRIGHT both claim the honors of spelling them down. They are both pupils of the Sand Hill school.
J. H. ROBBINS has rented his farm for two years; he intends moving to Rochester in the spring ...
Miss RALSTIN, of whom we spoke in our last as being in a critical condition, is convalescent.

The second session of the Henry township INSTITUTE convened at the school building, in Akron, Saturday, January 3, 1874... (names mentioned): Mr. GREEN, C. K. BITTERS, Miss MELISSA FOWLER, D. G. HARTER, Miss JOSIE DAVIDSON, L. NOYER, A. L. SHAFER, R. C. WALLACE, W. BEMENDERFER.

KEWANNA GOSSIP, Jan. 3, 1874
Mr. JOHN KILLMER has opened out a grocery and notion store in the west room of his hotel building ....
Mr. SAMUEL ODAFFER, who has not been able to do a day's work since last harvest, is now hauling wood to town.
On last Tuesday afternoon Mr. CUSTER, of Cass county, suddenly dropped in here and proclaimed that he came for the purpose of organizing a GRANGE; so in the evening nearly everybody met and organized with a membership of 27 males and 16 females members. (names mentioned): C. S. GRAHAM, JOHN F. WILSON, H. H. BENNETT, E. E. TUCKER, L. MOORE, J. COOK, P. S. TROUTMAN, J. A. BARNETT, J. WEARY, Mrs. AL. TUCKER, Mrs. H. H. BENNETT, Miss E. BARNETT, Mrs. J. COOK.

Last evening the ODD FELLOWS had a public installation of officers in the Reform Church. (names mentioned): H. B. APT, L. H. SHATTO, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, F. H. GRAHAM, C. S. GRAHAM.

The first GRANGE of P. of H. was organized in Fulton County, Nov. 27, 1873. There are now eight Granges in the County. Deputy STEPHEN DAVIDSON organized Granges at the following times and places: DOVER GRANGE, Newcastle Tp., Dec. 3, 1873. ANTIOCH, Henry Tp., Jan 1, 1874. MUD CREEK, Libertv Tp., Jan 2, 1874. PRAIRIE UNION GRANGE, Rochester Tp., Jan. 3, 1874 .... I would state that Granges are not allowed to be organized nearer than four miles of each other. S. C. DAVIDSON, Jan. 5, 1874.

NOTICE TO FARMERS. MYERS & NEAL have rented the ROCHESTER TANNERY, Rochester, Ind, and have emploved H. M. NEAL, Esq. to take full control of the Tanning department, who has had 35 years of experience in the business. They are now ready to buy HIDES & PELTS ... Will receive the same at the Harness Shop, or at the Tannery... Will receive hides to be tanned on the shares. January 1, 1874.

STEAM FLOURING MILL FOR SALE. WILLIAM ASHTON offers for sale at very low figures, the Steam Flouring Mills, formerly known as the WALLACE & CRAPIN MILLS. These mills will be sold for nearly one-half their original cost...

Mr. C. CAMPBELL promptly renewed his subscription for '74.
We learn that Mrs. VAN DIEN has been quite ill for several days.
D. W. LYON, Esq., is carrying a sore hand. Accidentally burned.
J. W. BROWN renewed his subscription like an honest man should.
Mr. B. M. ELLIOTT, of Pennsylvania, brother to J. B. ELLIOTT, is in town, and may remain with us for some time.
THOS. H. SATTERTHWAIT and EUGENE RITENOUR, both excellent young men, came down with a dollar each for the UNION-SPY.
FRANK B. DAWSON made us a present of a "strial," new year's morning. Hereafter we expect to keep our hair well combed.
JAMES O. MILLER, assistant cashier of the Farmers' Loan and Deposit Bank, was among the lucky fellows New Year's morning.
JERRY SCOTT, second cousin to the old General, says he has $140,000 coming from an old estate in Virginia, but it has proved to be slower than Christmas.
Dr. M. M. REX is treasurer and librarian of the AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY, of Fulton County. Persons desiring to purchase Bibles, Testaments, &c., should call on him at his dental rooms.
The annual election at the M.E. Sunday school resulted as follows: C. J. STRADLEY, Superintendent, Mrs. J. W. ELAM, assistant superintendent, SHERMAN CHANDLER, secretary, Mrs. CHARLES JACKSON, treasurer, HENRY REITER and ABRAHAM SAMUELS, librarians, Miss MARY MERCER, organist, and T. MAJOR BITTERS, chorester.
The exercises of the EXCELSIOR LITERARY SOCIETY, in connection with the Rochester graded schools, on last Tuesday evening, were very interesting and creditable ... The following is the list of officers:, President, ED. CHINN; VicePresident, O. D. ROSS; Secretary, MOLLIE RANNELS; Critic, BEN. GILMAN; Editor and Editress paper, CHESS CHINN and LIDA SAMUELS; Marshal, F. GOULD.

LYMAN J. LOVELAND, Esq., formerly a resident of this county, called on us in company with Mr. F. K. KENDRICK, and spent a few minutes in social confab. Mr. Loveland was a brother to E. P. LOVELAND, formerly editor of the Peru REPUBLICAN, who was killed by the falling in of the roof at the burning of the Howe Factory, at Peru, in 1871. Lyman J. Loveland was elected to the office of County Surveyor of this county, in 1856, and served his term of office to the satisfaction of all. He is now engaged in the mercantile business with L. M. Bates & Co., New York.

Mr. WILLIAM BEARSS was in town Tuesday, looking very feeble. Since his return from the West he has been making his home in Peru.
Mrs. L. D. ADKINSON, who has been on an extended visit in the southern States, has returned...
Miss MOLLIE HORTON goes to-day to attend the Academy of Music, at Fort Wayne.


MARRIED. -At the residence of the officiating Minister, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, on Thursday, January 1, 1874, Mr. AUSTIN E. REED and Miss (SUSAN) BROCKAW, both of this county.

DIED. -At his residence in Rochester township, on Saturday, Jan. 3, 1874, of diptheria, aged 70 years, 9 months and 10 days.
Mr. (L. B.) CONGER was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and his funeral obsequies were performed by that order. He was trustee of this township at the time of his death. An obituary of his life will be published in the SENTINEL of this place.

(Notice) I hereby give notice that my husband, JOHN EWICK, has left me without any justifiable cause, and warn all persons against boarding him on my account, as I will pay no more board bills, of his contracting. ROSELLA EWICK, Jan. 6, 1874.

LIST OF LETTERS in the Rochester Post Office for the month ending Dec. 31, 1873: Geo. H. ALSPACH, D. G. BURNEY, Lisha BENNETTE, Lewis BOYER, John P. BARNHART, Mary CUNNINGHAM, Columbus CONNOR, John CASSIDY, Mrs. S. CARROTHERS, James CALLOWAY, Miss Isabell COFFING, Mrs. EDWARDS, Samuel FORNER, J. F. FORA, Mary FULTZ, Mrs. Louis GAUBESON, Rena M. JOHNSON, A. E. LACKEY, Francis LANGE, Daniel LEE, Svlvester McKEE, Nancy A. MURDON, M. S. MILLS, Red PARIS, John RONEY, William REAM, Robbin RANDOLPH, Henry SWARTZ, Henry A. SOOTHY, Frank M. SPANGLER, John UVON. E. D. WELTY, S. F. WAGONER, Messrs. I. HEATON & CO. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND,
P. M.

TOMMY BLACKETOR, the accommodating clerk at E. B. CHINN'S, can dish you out groceries as neat as any body.

DILLON & STRONG, Carriage & Wagon Makers, Akron, Indiana.. Blacksmithing and Repairing ... HORSE-SHOEING...

TEACHERS INSTITUTE of Rochester township... (names mentioned):

A GRANGE will be organized at ANTIOCH this new year evening.
W. FEECE is running a shoe shop at Hartman's corner, repairing "soles" of many.

FULTON ITEMS, December 29th, 1873
Doc. WAITE has at (last) got into his new office.
WILL BREMEN has got into the front part of his store, and is driving a lively holiday 'biz.'
Mrs. COOK has been down sick with the typhoid fever; she is recovering. - Mr. G. COOK was also sick.
The only improvement now is the new fence around Mr. PETERSON's dwelling.

DAN POWELL and lady are joint owners of a boy.
POWNALL, FETTER & CO. are carrying on a lively business in the lumber trade, and furnish employment for several men.
F. M. DAY, Esq., hauled to market something over a ton of pork the other day.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, January 15, 1874

THEODORE RANNELLS moved his subscription up to the first of January, '75.
Mr. N. IZZARD, of this city, is nearly blind; caused by sun-stroke, while in the army.
JOHN R. SHOUP has been appointed Township Trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. CONGER.
THOS. SHELTON, Esq., father and grand-father to all the Sheltons in this neighborhood, renewed his subscription last week.
EDWARD B. CHINN has been appointed administrator of the estate of MARY J. DAWSON, late of Fulton county, deceased.
Miss BELLE MYERS, an accomplished instrumental music teacher, of Peru, is here giving instructions on the piano and organ. ... Call on her at Mr. J. P. MYERS' residence, on west Pearl street.
Capt. CHES. CHAMBERLAIN had not named his new boy at last accounts ...
Mr. FRED HOFFMAN, of near Lincoln, who by frugality, honesty and industry has accumulated a handsome fortune, called on us and paid up for one year ...
LEITER & HICKMAN have been dealing in live stock for several years. They bought and sold over one thousand head of hogs in this country during the past season...

HISTORY OF LINCOLN, INDIANA - Business Review - concluded.
We now resume our task of writing the concluding portion of the history of the village.
CARL & ENYARTIS DRY GOODS AND GROCERY FIRM. -Mr. Carl engaged in the grocery business about the time the railroad was completed. He pursued this avocation until some time last summer, when he formed a partnership with Mr. ENYART. The firm was then changed to that of dry goods, grocery, etc. They have the reputation of being fair, square dealers, and are doing a thriving business. In addition to dry goods and groceries, they deal in ready-made clothing, queensware, and in fact everything that can be found in a first-class store.
W. H. HATCH'S DRY GOODS STORE. -Mr. Hatch came to this place about
three years ago and has been in business ever since. He held the position of freight agent at this place sixteen months, during which time he was also engaged in the grain shipping business. It is hardly necessary to enumerate the various kinds of goods kept in the store, but suffice it to say they are first-class in every respect and are of such styles and prices that they will suit any body. Through fair dealing and close attention to business, Mr. Hatch has merited a good share of patronage.
N. D. HUDSON'S DRUG STORE. -Mr. Hudson started a drug store at this place about two years ago, and has made the business successful. He deals in drugs, medicines, paints and oils, dye stuffs, lamps, coal oil, etc., etc. Mr. Hudson keeps a large stock of the latest series of school books, and proposes to sell as cheap as any book firm in this part of the country. Physician prescriptions will receive prompt attention and filled carefully. Mr. Hudson has achieved the reputation of being a competent druggist as well as that of an enterprising business man.
DAVID GOLDSMITH'S DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING STORE. -Mr. Goldsmith has been engaged in business at this place about eight months. He has on hand an extensive stock of dry goods, ready-made clothing, etc., and reports his cash sales at sixteen hundred dollars per month, which is certainly a good business for the size of this place. He contemplates erecting at no distant time, a large commodious building to take the place of the unpretending one he now occupies. To those who contemplate buying ready-made clothing, we would respectfully advise them to call and examine Mr. Goldsmith's stock and prices before going elsewhere.
WILLIAM TRACY'S BOOT AND SHOE STORE. -Mr. Tracy is an old and experienced workman, and it would be useless for us to say that he is a thorough master of his trade. He manufactures boots and shoes of all styles and prices, and warrants satisfaction in all cases. He has permanently located here, having come to this place about three months ago and is doing a successful business. All orders left with him will receive prompt attention.
D. K. OGDEN'S BOOT AND SHOE SHOP. -Mr. Ogden has been in the boot and shoe business, we believe, ever since or even before the railroad was completed, and has partly won the appellation of "king of the lap stone." He is a first-class workman and enjoys a large share of public patronage. He works as reasonable as anybody and guarantees satisfaction when requested.
DR. A. C. ORR. -Dr. Orr removed to this place some time last summer and intends to make the village his permanent residence. He was well known through this part of the country before he came to this place, having formerly been engaged in the medical profession at Millark, a village a few miles east of this place. Dr. Orr seems to be a well informed physician, and if we may judge by his success, he has few equals in this part of the country.
H. C. EWING'S HOTEL - EWING HOUSE. -Mr. Ewing's hotel is 3Ox4O feet square, two stories high, and was erected during the past summer at a cost of two thousand dollars. The hotel is first-class in all its departments, and compares favorably with first-class hotels of larger towns. This hotel has not only supplied a want to the traveling public, but to boarders in general who may always count on first-class accommodations at this place. It may not be improper for us to say that Mr. Ewing has.found hotel keeping a lucrative business.
DR. D. M. BOGGS. -Dr. Boggs is a physician of twenty-five years experience, and as a matter of course, he understands his business. He came to this village a few years ago, and has done a great deal towards relieving suffering humanity of the "ills to which flesh is heir to." We deem it unnecessary for us to say anything in regard to his career and success as a physician, as he is well known all over this section of country, and moreover our feeble pen would fail to convey a true idea of what he has accomplished in this noble calling.
JOHN BLACKBURN'S SAW MILL. -This saw mill has supplied a want that has long been felt by the citizens of this place. The mill is in successful operation, and must necessarily be beneficial to the building interests of our town.
JOB LOREE'S HARDWARE STORE. -Mr. Loree engaged in the hardware trade during the past summer, and has found it a lucrative business. He keeps every thing that is generally kept by hardware stores, and sells as cheap as any firm in Peru or elsewhere. Persons who feel it their duty to patronize home interests should manifest this disposition by patronizing this house.
GEORGE SWIHART & CO'S FLOURING MILL. -This flouring mill was erected about a year ago by GEORGE SWIHART and J. F. WAGONER, and cost $16,000. The building is about 4Ox5O feet in size, and four stories high. The machinery is all new and of the most approved style. Every thing pertaining to the mill is all that could be desired for durability and efficiency of work. The mill is now owned by George SWIHART and DANIEL SWIHART, brother of George. The proprietors have procured the services of an efficient miller and are now making a first-class article of flour. The mill is running three set of burrs.
In order to complete our work, we append the names of those whose professions and trades do not come under the head of "business review."
Justices of the Peace - LEW M. ENYART and H. M. NEAL.
Attorney LEW M. ENYART.
Insurance Agent - LEW M. ENYART.
Post Master - MILTON ENYART.
Freight Agent - JACOB HOOVER.
Butchers - P. WHITE & SON.
Milliner - Miss AMANDA J. HORTON.

RICHLAND ITEMS, Jan. 10, 1874
The New Year has brought its troubles for JOHN DAVIS who lost his overcoat while at a party.
N. FINLEY has changed his residence from STRINGTOWN, one-half mile west, on his father's place.
Spelling at Center went off quietly. MARY NEWCOMB was the one that took her seat last. Miss Newcomb is twelve years of age, or there abouts ...
JAMES McCOY has returned from Illinois; we do not know what he intends to do; suppose pull wool.
Preaching at Liberty, on Sunday, January 18th, by Rev. Mr. CHAPMAN, of the Advent faith...
WILLIAM BRUBAKER, a young man of this place has always enjoyed himself until lately. SHE went back on him.
JOSEPH WINN has left his wife for the eighth time.

The BRASS BAND is practicing three nights each week.
A social SINGING CLASS has been organized at the M.E. Church. C. S. HORTON conductor.
JOHN BLACKBURN and BILL HATCH are on a big trade, but we did not learn the particulars.
DAVID KINDER has been dangerously ill with typhoid fever, but is now recovering.
The CHRISTIAN CHAPEL is rapidly approaching completion ...

Akron is going to have aBRASS BAND. The first meeting last Friday evening at old head quarters -- blacksmith shop.
MIDLETON & WEAVER have closed out their cabinet shop, sold their tools and quit. They intend to follow the art of painting; both understand the "biz".
T. BRADWAY has gone to Ohio on a visit.
Doc JOHNSON has moved his office to the east room of KREIGHBAUM's house.
WM. WALLACE and J. ROBBINS, of Rochester, are negotiating for the AKRON FLOURING MILLS, and no house empty to live in.
JACOB SIPPY has sold quite a number of tickets in GEORGE B. HODGE's swindel, of Chicago. Whose turn next?
The GRANGERS are surrounding Akron; we will have to give in before long.
W. F. STRONG was to see his pa and ma; he gets off some very good music; he says he works in the SENTINEL office, but it was no sign that he belonged to that persuation.
ISAAC SEARS, three-fourths of a mile north of Akron, was burned out yesterday, about two o'clock....

Mr. M. WILEY has our thanks for greenbacks.
E. H. KENNEDY and lady are sojurning in the northern part of the State.
SYLVESTER NIXON comes to town almost every day with a load of wood.
A. C. BEARSS, of Michigan City, has been seeing old friends in this place. He looks well.
Miss HULDAH BINGHAM, of Lagrange, is enjoying her visit at banker ASHTON's hugely.
ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO. sold $110,000 worth of dry goods and groceries during the year 1873 ...
Miss ELLA REX is now organizing a class for instructions in instrumental music...
Dr. A. CANFIELD, who has been spending the winter at Fulton, in this county, has returned to the west to bring his family and settle in that town permanently. The Doctor has the appearance of being a good physician and a practical man.

STEPHEN DAVIDSON is a grandpa.
JAMES RUSSELL and wife start to Illinois this week on a visit.
The widow SMITH has exchanged farms with HARDY PARKER, whose residence was one-half mile south of Rochester.
The COOK SAW MILL is not an entire success.
LOWERY, our pioneer, has removed to Rochester.

Old JOHNNY KILLMER, our energetic and efficient landlord has opened up a fine stock of groceries, queensware, glassware, &c., in the room adjoining his hotel ...
E. B. BUCHANAN is removing his stock of goods to Star City. We are sorry to lose Mr. Buchanan...
Our town council are preparing a law to prevent the running at large of cattle and hogs. When will Rochester do likewise?
MARRIED. -Jan 8th, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. F. M. DUKES and Miss MARY C. LOUDEN. The ceremony was performed by Father SPARKS, assisted by Elder ALEX COOPER...

AKRON DOTTINGS, Jan. 5, 1874
DAN DANIELS has purchased both harness shops in this town and consolidated them. WM. KREIGHBAUM and Capt. SHIELDS are foremen, and his son FRED has been regularly installed as an apprentice. Fred says it is of no use to undertake the business until he has learned to chew tobacco fluently.
CAL BOOKS is plaintiff and J. E. SLAYBAUGH is defendant. The difficulty is a misunderstanding. Cal says he promised to marry -- he says he didn't. She wants five thousand dollars for the mistake. Somebody will be mistaken ...
JACOB CUTSHALL, one-half mile west of Akron, buried his fifth wife, last Wednesday; rather an unfortunate old man.
Sudden death by palsy. NICHOLAS PONTIOUS, brother to SOLOMON PONTIOUS, was buried Saturday...
H. LANDES was in town the other day, he wants to be a granger; he is going to subscribe for the SPY and post up. JAMES MOON is in the same fix; he feels grangery...

FULTON ITEMS, Jan. 3, 1874
The father of WILL BEMEN arrived here last Thursday from Iowa. We learn that he was taken down with the lung fever the next day after his arrival.
DAN ZIGLER and WILL CORBET have started a new COOPER SHOP in this place...
MARRIED. -On January lst, at the residence of Rev. R. RANDOLPH, in Fulton, Mr. PERRY M. VONBLARICOM and Miss JOANNA EARLY, by the Rev. R. Randolph. All of this county.
-At the residence of the bride's father, in Bethleham township, Cass county, December 24th, by the Rev. R. RANDOLPH, Mr. JOHN A. YOUNG., of Logansport, and Miss MALINDA B. FRENCH.
-At the same time by the same, Mr. FRANCIS ALDRIDGE and Miss ISORA M. YOUNG, both of Logansport.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, January 22, 1874

ED. GEARIN got slapped in the face and slapped in jail for twenty-two days.
Mr. and Mrs. JACOB STAHL of this place are out on a visiting tour through parts of Indiana and Ohio.
LEVI MERCER, Esq., the hardware man has been quite sick for two weeks with a species of neuralgia.
We printed three hundred bread tickets for MOORE RALSTIN, the grocer and baker. He is prepared to sell you all the bread you can eat. Try him.
W. B. ZELLERS returned from a jolly visit to Ohio, last week...
C. G. POWERS, a young gentleman of pleasing, address, takes our paper, as he says for his individual use. His father is also a subscriber...
J. H. ROBBINS, SAMUEL FREAR, of Fulton, and JAMES A. BRAMAN, of Thayer, Iowa, made a rush on us Friday last with two dollars apiece. Mr. Braman was a resident of this county for over thirty years...

SHEETSVILLE ITEMS, Januarv 14, 1874
JOHN RONEY has the finest stock hogs in the State...
Bro. DICKSON held a meeting here, commencing Saturday night, ending Tuesday night. Received four into the church.
DAVID SHEETS is school director and constable. He makes a good officer if there is nothing to do. Dave is a good fellow.


AKRON DOTTINGS, Jan. 19, 1874
WILLIAM SHINGLER, head sawyer at Rough's mill, sawed one of his fingers off and crippled another badly.
WILLIAM WALLACE has rented the Akron mill ...
ARNOLD & STRONG are up putting an ice house ...
DILLON is as happy as a big sunflower; his wife is at home.
T. O. STRONG grows like a weed. Going to school agrees with him.

FULTON ITEMS, Jan. 19, 1874
We learn that we are soon to have a new drug store at this place. Some parties from Lincoln having already been here and rented the building for that purpose. We are also to have a new cooper shop...
ANDY CORBET has sold his interest in the saw mill at this place, to WILLIAM BLACKBURN, his partner.
J. E. BRAMAN was quite severely hurt one day last week while shoeing a fractious horse. The cork of the shoe caught in the inside of his hand, tearing an ugly wound.
HAYNES WOOD and his brother are back to Fulton from Illinois, and will remain until spring.

PETER SWISHER, having secured Miss MAHALA ANDERSON as his first mate, has at last embarked on his voyage adown life's troubled stream...

We have a bran new job press.
We add still another name, SCOTT WHITTENBERGER, to the Akron list.
G.M. SARGENT, the egg man, has been to New York making figures.
A. OLIVER, Esq., of Fulton, promptly renewed his two copies of the UNION-SPY for 1874.
W. H. BRUBAKER has our thanks for a nice lot of hickory nuts and the wherewith for his paper one year.
It is said BEN MECHLIN, a jolly clerk at BIBLER & BABCOCK's will be entitled to a handle (Dr.) to his name...
L. M. SPOTTS, Esq., of Palmyra, New York, formerly editor of this paper, sent us a two dollar draft for the UNION-SPY another year.
CONNOR & BROWN, Attorneys and Real Estate Agents, completed a farm trade between WILLIAM BLACKATOR, of this township, and JACOB STARBUCK, of Liberty.
HENRY RHINEHART charged with employing ORSEN TUTTLE and FRANK DOWNS to burn his FLAX MILL that he might obtain the insurance money, was discharged.
CYRUS McCARTY, charged with shooting MARGARET WRIGHT, with intent to kill, was sentenced to three vears in the State Prison, but a new trial has since been granted and he is now out on $6,000 bail.

. MARRIAGE LICENSES since our last report: David Beamindafer and Mary PUNTIOUS, Orlando MORTON and Mary E. STUDEBAKER, Cyrus BIGBEE and Almedia S. BURNS, Perry M. VanBLARICOM and Jennie EARLY, Charles OSWALT and Harriet A. OVERMIRE, Ostin E. REED and Susan BROKAW, Charles E. RAYNOLDS and Mary STIGLETS, James DICKEY and Hester L. MOW, Hiram PERRY and Amanda ROYER, John N. POWNALL and Elizabeth PERRY, Henry SHADEL and Martha A. MILLER, Peter SWISHER and Mahala ANDERSON, John MONTGOMERY and Margaret A. SMITH.

(Notice of Administration) CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, DAVID ZUCK appointed administrators of the estate of SAMUEL ZUCK,, late of Fulton county, deceased. January 19, 1874.

(Notice of Dissolution) ... partnership heretofore existing between ISAAC ZUCK and EPHRIAM STREET, known by the firm of ZUCK & STREET, is this day dissolved by mutual consent .... settle the same immediately with C. CAMPBELL or DANIEL ZOOK, their administrators ... January 16, 1874.

(Notice to Non-Resident) EVE KREIDER vs JOSEPH BALL, before CHARLES
R. GREEN, Justice of the Peace in Liberty township... dated January 22, 1874.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, Januarv 29, 1874

Mr. SCOTT RANNELLS is attending the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis.
WILL SHELTON is studying law with CONNOR & BROWN...
WILL REX sits on the left hand side when ho goes buggy riding with a young lady.
We are glad to learn that Mrs. DICK VAN DIEN is so far recovered that she is out of danger.
The ROCHESTER SILVER BAND is again sleeping. They were out only one; saw their shadow and went in.
Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN is having a monument made, at WILLIS LINE's marble shop, for the grave of his child, worth $150.
JOHN C. MILLER is learning to be a baker, with ENOCH McCoy...


Mr. A. T. JACKSON finally made the trade for that mill ... paying therefor $7,500...
Mr. BILLY LANE bought a corner lot directly east of the mill, where he intends erecting thereon a good cooper shop.

Mrs. PARKER, our new neighbor, is suffering from erysipelas in the hand.
PHILLIP HOOT is going to Ohio next spring. He don't like to be a Hoosier.

AKRON DOTTINGS, Jan.26, 1874
All lovers of fun are requested to come to the RING HUNT, Saturday, Jan. 31st. W. KRETGHBAUM, Capt. for north line; L. B. CUTSHALL, east line; DAN. DANIELS, south line, S. JOHNSON, west line.
W. T. CUTSHALL, formerly of this place, now a resident of North Manchester, is lying at the point of death.
Mrs. WM. GRINDEL, who has been sick for some six weeks, is still in a critical condition.
EMANUEL SLAYBAUGH brought his bride home last Friday, and young America gave him a regular shiveree...
T. BRADSHAW has returned from Ohio. He reports times hard where he was. SPENCER STRONG has returned also from the same State where he has been for several months. He reports that in the coal regions times are fearful ...

FULTON ITEMS, Jan. 25, 1874
Dr. BARR has been visiting friends here during the past week. The doctor used to be a resident of Fulton.
There was, some time ago, a petition circulated and signed by nearly every citizen of Fulton to have this village incorporated. Why not push it along?
Mr. FRED CRATHWELL, the "village blacksmith," has been on a trip during the past week to Buffalo, N.Y.
Mr. ORLANDO MORTON, of Minnesota, who has been with us during the winter, is going home this week. He came singly but will return double, having taken unto himself a partner.
Our merchants are doing a good business, especially Mr. KELSEY, who is a clever and obliging man to deal with.

B. C. WILSON was 65 years old last week. He says he can walk five miles quick as any man in the county.
Mr. H. ANDERSON might justly be voted the "Village Blacksmith," his anvil rings from early morn till dewy night.
Thanks to the Christian Church Festival committee, at Lincoln, for complimentary supper tendered. Perhaps we will come.

Mr. C. G. LONG showed us a ball ticket last week which he says was about the first ever issued in this place. In size it is about 2-3/4 inches long and 11 wide, and reads as follows: NEW YEARIS BALL, Your company is solicited at a Ball to be given at the CITY HALL, on January lst, 1856. MANAGERS, A. F. SMITH, Dr. CLELAND, J. OLIVER, W. TRUE, Dr. STEPHENS, J. BURRIS. Floor Managers - A. H. SCOVIELE, J. DOBSON. Supper at the ROCHESTER HOTEL. Dec. 27, 1855.

(Public Sale,) NELSON B. WAYMIRE. who resides in Liberty township, Fulton county, three miles west of Lincoln, and one and a half miles south-west of Five Corners, proposes to sell a lot of personal property, on Saturday, February 14th. He has a large amount to sell, and it may pay you to attend.

Our well-known young townsman, ENOCH McCOY, goes to Misouri, Monday, to visit a brother and other friends, at Holden, that State.
ABRAHAM WARFEL, of Yorktown, Indiana, nephew of Mr. HEFFLEY, called on us in company with the latter gentleman last evening...
Master FRANK SKINNER, son of Rev. C. SKINNER, left home last Monday to attend college at Abingdon, Illinois ...
Mr. J. H. ONSTOTT, late of Silver City, Idaho, called on us Tuesday... Mr. Onstott expects to return in the spring. By the way he is a bachelor and a good fellow, and will be a real prize to the young lady that catches him.
BILL GEARING stays at the poor house. He says he does all the work and MARK MOORE gets all the pay.
JACOB BECK has moved his family and stock of groceries and dry goods to Danville, Illinols...
J. W. COLVIN, the young gentleman who accidentally stuck a piece of glass into his foot at the school house, is now seen hobbling with a crutch.
DICK SUTLIFF met with an accident about a week ago, that causes him to carry his arm in a sling. He accidentally got his hand between the bumpers while coupling cars, and mashed a finger or two quite badly.
It is JAMES BALDWIN's house that came so near being burned this time. Mrs. Baldwin was sewing on the machine and had the lamp sitting on it. The jarring of the machine caused the lamp to fall to the floor... She finally extinguished it ...

DIED. We are now called upon to record the sad death of an infant son of WILLIAM MEYERS, living about one mile south of Rochester. The child died from the effects of burns, received on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1874. The mother of the child having left it in the house, while she went out after some water, and returning soon she was horrified to see her darling lying on the floor with its clothing all burned off excepting on its back. The child was playing with matches, and, happening to strike some and communicated the fire to its garments. The mother in haste dashed a pail of water on the child and thus extinguished the fire. This she should not have done, but taken other means. The attending physician, Dr. BRACKETT, says the flesh was burned quite deep on the arms and breast. The child suffered great pain until death relieved it last Friday.

The residence of Mrs. RANS, a widow lady residing on Grass creek, was entirely consumed by fire, together with all its contents, on Wednesday night, January 21st.

(Notice) is hereby given, whereas my wife, MARY I. WILSON, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, that I will pay no debts of her contracting from and after this date. H. O. WILSON, Rochester, Ind., Jan. 15, 1874.

RICHLAND ITEMS, Jan. 24, 1874
Our little friend FRANK ANDREWS is passing through the deep waters of affliction.
CHARLES BUSH has returned from the East. Charles is a good carpenter and a fine fellow; he intends to remain in STRINGTOWN.
TEA. J. ROBBINS is performing his duties as teacher with a boil on his neck ... We sympathize with you, JAY, for we had one once.
W. RILEY, the successful teacher at Germany, blew his horn quite frequently at the Institute. We love to hear the gentleman talk, his voice sounds like sheep bells on a distant hill ...

WEBB WHIP is visiting his friends in Montgomery county, Ohio.
O. C. ALLEN, a Danville boy, is dishing out oysters and "sich" to the people of South Whitley.
The South Liberty school is in a flourishing condition. Mr. JAQUA knows how to teach a good school ...

(Notice to Non-Resident) EVE KREIDER vs JOSEPH BALL, Before CHARLES R. GREEN, Justice of the Peace in Liberty township ... dated January 22, 1874.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursdav Feb@rv 5, 1874

C. S. REYNOLDS, the faithful telegraph "operator" at this place, goes on a visit with his happy bride to Indianapolis, to-day. This is the first time he has been absent from his post, except in case of sickness, for over four years ...
DAVID SHEETS, who resides in the SHEETSVILLE neighborhood, and who is one of Fulton county's generous farmers, presented us with a peck of pickled pickles ...
JOSEPH CARR, formerly of this county, who was sentenced to State's prison for two years has been reprieved by Gov. Hendricks. The SENTINEL of this city says: "His petition for executive clemency was signed by several prominent men of this place, ten of the jurors who convicted him, and, it is said, by Judge TEST, before whom he was tried, which shows that there may have been some doubts in the minds of the court and jury as to his guilt. He intends making this county his home and prove himself worthy of the confidence of his old associates."



JAY SHIELDS has applied for a patent on a BLOTTER, invented by himself, during his late long spell of sickness.
WM. CARTER had about 25 hands at work last Saturday cutting ice. He has not began putting it in his house, but is supplying a city firm. He shipped two car loads that day.
Some trouble has recently occurred in the school at this place, between the teacher of the fourth grade and Mr. E. S. BARNES, caused by the former chastising a daughter of the latter, as he supposed, in an improper manner. Mr. Barnes, to settle the matter, has taken his daughter out of school.
F. M. ASHTON has resigned his office as Justice of the Peace, as his duties at the foundry called him away...

AKRON JOTTINGS, Februarv 2, 1874
The east blacksmith shop firm, known as SAGERS & GAST, has dissolved. Gast goes to Beaver Dam, and Sagers talks of farming in the spring.
ABE KAYLOR, of Huntington, is here visiting friends.

FULTON ITEMS, Feb. 1, 1874
Mr. JENKINS has opened his drug store here and seems to be doing a good business.
Dr. A. CANFIELD has returned from his trip to Minnesota.
We learn that ANDY CORBET has sold his property here and intends to move on his farm, nine miles west of Rochester, this spring.
MICHAEL COOPER is also happy. It is twins this time and both girls, and were doing finely at last accounts.

Dr. A. CANFIELD. Eclectic Physician and surgeon. Fulton, Indiana, tender his professional services to all. Calls attended both day and night. Office in the building formerly occupied by Dr. FAIRBANK. Office hours from 9 to 12 and from 1 to 4.

EDWARD DITTON's Billiard Parlot, East side of Main street, opposite Fred Fromm's. Three New Tables ... No intoxicating liquors will be sold.

JESSE SHIELDS, Esq., is severely afflicted with rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM BITTERS of Akron called on us Tuesday.
JAY BOZARTH, Esq., of Valparaiso, was in town a few days this week.
J. M. BALDWIN is out on a flying visit with the HEFFLEY PATENT QUILTER.
DIED. Mrs. THOS. WHITTENBERGER, died of typhoid fever, at Peru, the first part of this week, and was buried at Akron, Wednesday.
Mr. C. ANTHONY will move his restaurtant and confectionery into the building formerly occupied by HEILBRUN & WILE, in a few days.
Miss CHRISTINA PENCE, and Miss E. ENYART, are among the new list of subscribers for the UNION-SPY. . . .
A. C. COPELAND, the banker, is just recovering from a very severe gathering in his head. He was unable to sleep or eat for four days and nights.
EASTON GUYER, Esq., at Lincoln, and his excellent lady, have our best thanks for kind favors cheerfully extended to us while on a visit to that place.
We heard this remark made concerning Mr. SAMUEL FULTZ, a farmer who resides north east of town: "You can rely on what he says; he is a good man, too."
Mr. O. C. SMITH, the gentleman who has been suffering for two months with a catarrh on the hand is again able to partially renew his labors. Two bones were taken out of his thumb which so demoralizes it that it will remain stiff for life.

Miss MOLLIE ELAM is seriously afflicted with diphtheria.
Mrs. HANNAH is here visiting Mrs. TRUE and other true friends.
Mrs. Col. SHRYOCK and her daughter, Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, our post mistress, are recovering from a severe spell of sickness.
Mr. A. C. ELLIOTT has been compelled to leave the store of Ernsperger, Jackson & Co., on account of asthma, with which he has been suffering for some time.

We took a little trip down to Lincoln last Saturday afternoon for the purpose of seeing old friends and attending the supper and festival given by the ladies of the Christian church. Arriving in due time we sallied up to the hotel and warmed our toes, after which Esq.. ENYART's was the point of interest, who shook us a hearty welcome, wishing the UNION-SPY good speed. We found W. H. HATCH behind the counter selling goods, and after a friendly chat with him, in company with Mr. JOHN CHAMP we went to the new church, where we found quite a number of persons already assembled to enjoy the entertainment. Those who had in charge the preparation of the supper were doing everything possible to arrange the abundance of provisions in good order for the comfort and convenience of their numerous patrons which they had a right to expect. The church was soon filled with seekers after the enjoyments of the evening, and the long expected good time commenced. Every one present appeared to be possessed with a happy spirit cultivated especially for the occasion.
The supper was superb, consisting of all the good things that town and country could produce, and after two hundred persons had fared sumptuously, more than twelve baskets full were left, which was sold at auction, at greatly reduced prices. Esq. WRIGHT was the auctioneer.
Among the many good people we met these, old friends and new, we call to mind the following: JOSEPH CHAMP and lady, Esq. NEAL and lady, DAVID FOOR, JAMES W. HURST, WILLARD HATCH, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CHAMP, Mr. and Mrs. FRED. HOFFMAN, Mr. and Mrs. EASTON GUYER, Miss AMANDA HATCH, Mr. and Mrs. D. MUSSELMAN, Mrs. W. H. DENISTON, of Peru, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. ORR, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HORTON, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. HORTON, J. A. WERTZ,. and WILL CARRUTHERS.
Everything during the evening was done respectfully and in order, and we can only say it was a grand success in every respect, and everybody seemed well pleased.
The entertainment was beautifully interspersed with vocal and instrumental music. At the close nearly all who were present, about one hundred and fifty voices, joined in singing Elder LEMON's happifying song of "Stand, stand the storm.," when we were declared adjourned. Receipts $102.

MARRIED. -At the Central House, in this city, on Tuesday, February 3, 1874, by Rev. C. SKINNER, Mr. JOHN MYERS and Miss ADALINE FEERENBAUGH, both of Kewanna.
-On the first day of February, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Allen township, Miami county, by Rev. VAL THOMPSON, Mr. IRA B. HURST and Miss ELLA J. HORTON.
We received a bountiful supply of cake from the parents of the happy bride, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HORTON, accompanying the above notice by the hand of Mr. W. F. HORTON...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the P.O. at Rochester for the month ending Jan. 31, 1874: Isiah ADAMSON, D. F. ATWOOD, Francis BRIGGS, Oscar BALDWIN, S. R. BARCH, Frank BYAL, Wm. CRIDER, Peter CRAMER, E. CHAINS, Geo. P. CHAMBERS, S. F. COLLINS, MR. E. DAMON, Phillip ESHTENBAUGH, Miss P. J. EGYPT, Wm. C. EWING, Samuel FREAR, Geo. W. GIDLEY, Mrs. Sarah Heaton, Rebecca J. HOOD, Maggie HAMILTON, Mrs. E. LAWRENCE, Miss Ione I. LAHMAN, Louisa MEAKY, W. D. MAKIN, Jno. MORURE, Delbert C. PINNEY, Mrs. Kice PUTNAM, Wm. C. PAYNE, H. PULVER, Jacob RAILSBACK, Samuel ROUCH, S. E. SMITH, Jacob SHAFFER, Paul SHINDLER, Wm. VICKERS, Geo. WAGONER, Michael weller. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

The number at the debate at King's last Monday evening, was truly great; they came a foot, and in wagons and on horseback ... impossible for all to get in the room. The debate was opened by T. J. ROBBINS, followed by T. J. McCLARY... "Should Chinese emigration be tolerated by the American people."
N. DUDGEON has added to his already large farm by buying fifty-four acres off the FINLEY farm...

Mr. A. T. JACKSON is getting some work done on the mill, all for the better we hope.
And now it comes to our ears that I. ZUCK has turned up in California.
A few nights ago there was a GRANGE organized at the Monger School House, this making two granges in ljnion township.
Last week we, in company with C. S. GRAHAM, attended the organization of a GRANGE in Wayne township, in the neighborhood of SIMON WHEELER'S.
We learn that Doc. SMITH is sick. We presume, caused by the smash-up he had lately.

R. S. JEWELL, Esq., the Manitou Lake man, reports plenty of foxes around the lake. Circle hunters, now is your time.
Mr. W. SAMUELS, foreman of Feder & Silberberg's merchant tailoring department is as good a cutter and fitter as ever stretched a tape...
The Peru REPUBLICAN, in speaking of the death of Mrs. THOS. WHITTENBERGER, says: "The deceased had lived only a few years in this city, yet her many virtues, adorned by the grace of a Christian life, had secured for her very many friends. A husband and two children are most sadly bereft; their loss is irreparable."
S. M. BISHOP, of Richland township, spent a half hour in our sanctum very profitably to us last Saturday. He is one of Fulton county's good citizens, having resided in this county since 1837. He is a self educated man a great reader and a friend to the UNION-SPY. He takes three copies, two for friends.

A very small girl came to MILT. HIGHLAND'S, a few nights ago, entirely devoid of wearing apparel ...
It's a boy at CHARLEY KILMER's again. Charley means business.
MARRIED. -On the evening of Jan. 29th, by Father SPARKS, at the residence of the bride's mother, NELSON BENNETT to Miss MAGGIE LEITER.

The town [LONGTOWN] is about two miles in length. The principal place is the Elmer's school, and the meeting house on Walnut street.
The meeting house is Baptist. Rev. Mr. MARSH is minister.
Grandfather JONES died Saturday, of old age.

I. CONNER, Rochester, L. H. SHATTO, Kewanna, Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public. All business promptly attended to.
DEDICATION. The new CHRISTIAN CHURCH at LINCOLN, Indiana, will be dedicated to Almighty God, next Sabbath. Two or three of the ablest ministers in the State are expected to be present and all are invited to come out and hear them. The church is capable of holding a large number of people.

Mrs. E. E. COWGILL and Mrs. J. DAWSON have been recreating in Peru.
ENOCH McCOY writes he will return from his western trip on the 16th inst.
W. D. MARTIN, at Fulton, is paying the highest market price for flour barrel hoop poles ...
Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD with her little daughter, returned from Northampton, Massachusetts, some days since, well and happy.
J. B. GATES, is selling on subscription Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Receipt book... Mr. Gates is one of our own county boys and should receive your patronage.
The following are the names of officers elected at the EXCELSIOR LITERARY SOCIETY, on Tuesday evening last: ED. F. CHINN, President; J. W. CBLVIN, Vice President; Miss OLLIE DAVIS, Secretary; S. F. CHANDLER, Treasurer; F. GOULD, Marshal; Paper - first editor, S. F. CHANDLER, assistant, Miss MARY RANNELLS; second editress, Miss LIDA SAMUELS.

If there ever was a road which apparently sought the contempt of the people living along its line it is the Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago railroad which runs through this place....
During this winter Messrs. FEDER & SILBERBERG, of this city, took a contract for shipping and packing a large quantity of ice from Lake Manitou. Mr. Feder went to Indianapolis to make the proper arrangements, and upon calling on O. P. MACY to secure the privilege to erect a shed on railroad grounds for the purpose of packing ice, was flatly refused, even though the ground was not in use and not likely to be for several years; and the least possible rates for which he would transport the ice to Indianapolis, was $22 per car.
The secret of the ice matter, however, is that the said Macy has an interest in shipping ice from Laporte, from which place it is carried to Indianapolis for only $16 per car load...
Because of the high tariffs a large amount of trade which should be centered at Rochester is carried to Plymouth, Logansport and other surrounding towns ... As it is goods can be conveyed from Peru and Logansport by wagon cheaper than by rail...

RESTAURANT FOR SALE. The undersigned administrator of the estate of MARY J. DAWSON, late of Fulton county, deceased, will offer at private sale... the goods and utensils belonging to the restaurant formerly occupied by her, first door north of Balcony Hall. The building will be retained for the purchaser if desired. E. B. CHINN, Adm's.

MARRIED. -At the residence of Mr. E. R. BOYER, in Rochester, February 3, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. GEO. A. MURFOOT, of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Miss MALINDA CARTER, of this county.
-At the residence of BENJ. DUSH, in Fulton, Fulton county, Jan. 23, 1874, by F. M. DAY, Esq., Mr. JOHN E. ELKINS and Miss MARY E. MOORE.

PULPIT CHAIRS. - Mr. CHRIS HOOVER, the enterprising furniture man who is well known for his benevolence, honesty and fair dealing, done the very charitable act of donating to the new CHRISTIAN CHURCH, at Lincoln, three nice pulipt chairs ...

On last Monday afternoon, about three o'clock, JONATHAN ROSS met with a serious accident at BARNES & MILLER's furniture manufactory. While at work at a planer, "through some carelessness" as he says, his hand came in contact with the knives of the machine which clipped the index and middle finger nearly off between the first and second joints, which will cripple the fingers for life. Mr. Ross is dependent upon his daily labor for support, and this accident will seriously affect his present welfare...
WILLIS, son of WILLIAM CARTER, came near dying a watery death on Saturday last, at the lake. They had been cutting ice but a few days since, and the weather not having been very cold the ice had not frozen to be only about 3/4 of an inch thick over the hole. The boy being very venturesome, tried to cross it, but his weight broke the ice and he went down, but for the immediate assistance of one COOK, he was rescued...

Miss ELLA WILHELM, of Mt. Zion, and ED. ANDERSON, Esq., of this place are seriously ill.

We have two saw mills in this burgh and are happy to say they are both running.
Mr. E. P. TOWNSEND has got up another writing school at the Collins school house...
Mr. WILLIAM CARTER has got the finest country residence, and the prettiest yard in the county, but it needs a new fence around it.
There is to be a FOX HUNT on the 21st of February, surrounding four sections in the north-east corner of Liberty township. Green Oak is the headquarters of the north line ...

MOUNT NEBO ITEMS, Feb. 7, 1874
Ed. UNION-SPY: -In presenting ourselves to you in the capacity of a local correspondent we do so with that degree of timidity so characteristic in the unexperienced. It shall be our chief aim to present some matters which occurred in Richland township, in this county, in the year A.D. 1833, but may be news to the many readers of the SPY. In that year there lived a family of Indians by the name of Aubbeenaubbee, on the same ground where CHARLEY HOLMAN now lives, and the old Chief AUBBEENAUBBEE had killed his squaw and one of his sons and acquitted according to their customs and trials that will appear in this article in the vear 1833. Old Aubbeenaubbee killed another son, they then called another court which was their custom in such cases and the decision was that his oldest son was to kill him within six days or else he was liable to be punished. On the sixth day he stabbed his father and killed him. They then built a puncheon pen around a sapling and set the old Indian up against the sapling. The writer of this article saw him after his head had rotted off and fell down in his lap. So it was said that Aubbeenaubbee raised from the dead and built a white house and striped it with red.
The Mt. Nebo school is progressing finely under the superintendence of Miss JENNIE DAVIS, who is a number one teacher with an attendance of thirty-two scholars ...

JOSEPH WILLIAMS, of Liberty township, who two years ago emigrated to Missouri, has returned and says he is satisfied to remain as this is the second time he has been to the west.
ISAAC POWNALL, of Lafayette, is here on a visit collecting money.
Spelling school at REED's school house last Tuesday evening was a failure; rain and mud was the cause.
MICHAEL COOPER stays very close at home at the present; it's because he has twin girls at his house.
Another small fight at Marshtown last Saturday, between C. LAMBERT and R. THRUSH.
DAVID EARLY has purchased the HIRAM TEAL farm, near Fletcher's Lake; V. C. CONN has purchased the LOODRICK farm, on Rag street ...

RICHLAND ITEMS, Feb. 5, 1874
Dr. SURGUY, of Etna Green, has been visiting relations here ...
H. DUDGEON contemplates building a large dwelling this summer ...
We understand that Dr. N. J. CLYMER has his leg broken.
SAMUEL WRIGHT is on a sick bed with typhoid fever. Mr. Wright is quite an old man and it will hurry him to get up.
W. DUDGEON has friends visiting him from Cass county.
E. ROGERS, our trustee, has been very nigh blind for the past few days, with sore eyes; at present they are better.
Mr. JOHN LONG has sold his farm to Mr. SAMUEL BRINEY...
EMMA LAWRENCE and AGGIE WARREN, went through Ray's third part arithmetic in six weeks.

HENRY TOWNSHIP TEACHERS' INSTITUTE convened at the school building in Akron on Saturday, January 31, 1874: (names mentioned): W. H. GREEN, MAGGIE DAVIS, LON RANNELLS, Rev. MILLER, of Walnut, Indiana, R. C. WALLACE, Dr. TERRY, YARLOT.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Thursday, Februarv 19, 1874,

Miss ELLA WALLACE has been quite sick for the past two weeks.
"N. Quad" mentions the fire at Mr. JOHN CHAMP's residence which we forgot to write last week. It was a narrow escape. Loss about $50.
We are sorry to deprive our readers of the I. P. & C. time table, but the managers of that one-horse road refuse to issue passes for this year and we refuse to continue their card.
JOHN BITTERS, Esq., of Akron, from whom all the BITTERS in this State descended, hopped briskly into our sanctum the other day, and left a nice little present. He was six years old at the commencement of this century, and looks as though he was going to see it through.

JOB LOREE has purchased GEORGE SWIHART's interest in the LINCOLN FLOURING MILLl.
JOHN GARNER has traded his property in this place for a farm situated a few miles east of the village.

Somebody's dogs have been indulging in the luxury of mutton chops. S. SIBERT and H. VAN METER furnished the sheep.

ARNOLD, STRONG & CO. feel good over their well filled ice house.
Mrs. BLAIN starts to Ohio on a visit next Wednesday.
Dr. JOHNSON is making arrangements to build a nice residence in the spring. JACOB WHITTENBERGER is also preparing to build a large bank barn, and several others are making arrangements for building. The best of all is a real SIDEWALK on Main street; the lumber is engaged and it means business ....
The AKRON MILL is increasing in business every day. WALLACE knows how to make good flour.
WILLIAM GRINDEL has a portable saw mill, and he goes from farm to farm like a threshing machine. He is now sawing out a house for B. MOORE after which he is to come and saw out J. WHITTENBERGER's barn.
ALEX. CURTIS sold a nice lot of porkers to RANCE, of Silver Lake, last week, at $5 gross ...
REUB. WHITTENBERGER wants a name for a bran new girl.
WM. BEMENDERFER and one of his scholars didn't agree very well last week. They are now trying to settle the dispute by law.
F. DILLON's father is here on a visit. He talks some of purchasing the property of J. CUTSHALL, west of Akron, and making it his home.
H. CUTSHALL's baby has the spotted fever.
W. ANDERSON has been on a spree for some time; he now lies prostrate, and he imagines himself surrounded by legions of evil spirits. WALT. has a noble heart under his jacket when sober.

DEDICATION. -The new CHRISTIAN CHURCH, erected at BLOOMINGSBURG, will be dedicated on Sunday, March lst, 1874. Rev. N. SOMEREBELL, of Cincinnati, will preach in the forenoon and perform the dedicatory service.
FOR SALE. -Sixty-four acres of land; 30 acres cleared, the balance good timber. Small frame house, containing two rooms... G. W NORRIS.
BILLIARD TOURNAMENT. -The long expected good time in the way of a billiard match, comes off at EDWARD DITTONIS BILLIARD PARLOR, in this city, Thursday, March 5th. BYERS and GARRETT, champion players have promised to be present. Cue tilters may have an opportunity to learn a thing or two.

ED. CHINN, CHAS. PLANK, CHES. CHINN, MARION REITER, SHERMAN CHANDLER, WILLIE CHINN, HORACE KEWNEY, LAKE CORY and another red headed young man placed us under some obligations and a small amount of difficulty by carrying up a load of stove wood and placing it on the landing of our office stairs, Sunday evening. We appreciate the kindness intended, but preferred the first position of the wood.
Mr. FEDER says we were wrongly informed. He did not deal with President MACY but with Mr. ROBINSON, the superintendent of the I. P. & C. road, and his request to build an ice house on railroad grounds were granted and allowed to ship ice from this place to Indianapolis for $20 per car, the same as charged from Laporte. Mr. Robinson is a gentleman who works for the interest of the road, but Macy for the interests of a sharper's clique of which he is one.
We learn that three city dogs went out to THEODORE MONTGOMERY'S, west of town, last Sunday morning aweek, and held another mutton festival on three of his best sheep, which were valued at $25 apiece ... One of the bloodthirsty whelps was tracked to his death the same day...
DAVID RADER, Esq., is not only a veteran soldier, but a veteran subscriber to the UNION-SPY. He walked deliberately into our office last Mondav and gave us the wherewith to pay for his paper three years in advance... He also subscribed one year for a brother, A. RADER, at Prescott, Wisconsin....

[letter from Cedar Falls, Iowa, dated Feb. 14, 1874, signed B. F. BROWN, renewing subscription to the UNION-SPY]

JACOB S. SLICK, Esq., has been quite sick for several days.
Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE receiving a telegram Monday that a son of an only sister, living in Fort Wayne was dead, and the mother was not expected to live, hastened by first train to that city.... probably not return until next week.
P. KEEGAN, Esq., of Bunker Hill, Indiana, a time honored friend, paid us a visit the first days of this week, and found several of his soldier companions in Rochester, among whom are Dr. V. GOULD, Capt. ELAM, Capt. LONG, Dr. PLANK and others ...

NAAMAN DAWSON returned last Saturday from Dearborn county, where he has been canvassing for a stock doctor book ...
We notice that the Celebrated New Orleans Minstrels will give two of their unique entertainments at Balcony Hall, on the evenings of Friday and Saturday of this week ...


GEO. W. COOK is now engaged in hauling hay to Logansport.
The new cooper firm is known by the name of ZIGLER, CORBET & BRIGGS.
There was no Sabbath school at the M.E. Church last Sunday, on account of the filthv condition it was left in after the singing ...
ANDY ROCK, the other "village blacksmith," has not been making his anvil ring of late ... on account of sickness.
We learn that SANFORD REED, living west of here, has been quite sick for some time...
We learn that the residence of Mr. JOHN CHAMP, living about three miles east of here had a narrow escape of being burned one night week before last.

RICHLAND ITEMS, Feb. 12, 1874
Rev. A. MILLER, of the Dunkard faith preached an interesting sermon... at the Tiosa school house on last Sunday evening...
In our last items we stated that Dr. N. J. CLYMER had his leg broken. It is a mistake... the M.D. did get kicked on the leg by a horse but the hurt was nothing serious.
W. ROGERS while returning from Rochester found a large pocket-book containing some papers but no money. WILLIAM was always a lucky fellow.
Again they have had another FOX HUNT, and the Richlandites, male and female participated in it. They caught three foxes. Hard times for foxes.
E. COLE, while hauling logs accidently rolled a log on himself, bruising one leg considerable.

Mr. JOHN KILLMER has opened out a grocery, boot and shoe store, in the Robbins block, opposite the hotel.
BILLY LANE is running from three to five hands shaving hoops. He pays $1.25 per thousand for the poles, then sells hoops for $16 per thousand delivered at Logansport. We suppose that pays.
MARRIED. -On January 29th, Mr. NELSON BENNETT and Miss MAGGIE LEITER. Also, on Feb. 3d, Mr. JOHN MYERS and Miss ADDIE FARENBAUGH...

L. FEECE is going to run a grange store and blacksmith shop ...
Well, well, ADA WHITTENBERGER is married.
Doctor THOMPSON, of Millark, anticipates moving to Lincoln. Millark will lose the light of the city.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, February 26, 1874

GEO. W. NORRIS is out on a flying visit to Ohio.
The Flour City is to have a railroad running out to Lake Manitou. Wont that be jolly for excursionists and fishermen.
J. W. RANNELLS, Esq., the "old reliable" blacksmith, reports himself well pleased ... since he commenced business at his present stand...

WILL BRAMEN, it seems, is determined to keep cool next summer, if we are to judge from the amount of ice he is putting up.
We learn that Rev. E. DELP, who left these parts last fall for Arkansas, has sold out there, and is again back in this vicinity.
On last Wednesday evening the young folks gathered at JIM BURRASS'S, one mile south of here, to trip the light fantastic toe.
The cooper firm of ZIGLER, CORBET & BRIGGS have moved to their new shop.
The Michigan road is in a very bad condition, especially the four miles of turnpike this side of Logansport. The company have, we learn, not lived up to the requirements specified in the charter, consequently there is at present a suit being brought against them to take away their charter.
We need some SIDEWALKS in Fulton.
Mr. KELSEY informs us that he will commence on Monday to pay 25 cents per pound for butter.
DIED. -We learned this morning that a daughter of Mr. CORBERT, living one-half mile north of here, died on Sunday night, at 7 o'clock.
-The infant daughter of JOHN MOON and wife also died on Monday morning.

It is generally considered impossible to tame a pheasant, but JAMES McQUERN, Esq., says he has raised them with chickens to be full grown and quite tame.

Mr. WILLIAM RHENO is the happy man who claims another addition to his family. A girl.
Mr. JOHN STUBBS, our deaf and dumb shoemaker, we learn has purchased the shop, now occupied by J. ROBBINS as a wagon shop, and owned by P. CAMRON, for a shoe shop. We also learn that F. H. GRAHAM is going to move his tin shop in the same building.

The M.E. Sabbath school was reorganized on last Sunday by the election of the following officers: Mr. WM. APT, Superintendent; Mr. JOHN ALLEN, As't Superintendent; Mr. FRED APT, Secretary.
On the second Sunday in March, Mr. RANDOLPH, the Methodist minister, has given out to preach the funeral sermon of the daughter of Mr. JOHN COVERT, and at the same time the sermon of the infant daughter of Mr. JOHN MOON will be held ...
"Uncle" JIMMY CORBET has been very sick with typhoid fever for the past two weeks, but is now convalescing.

MUD CREEK EPISTLES, February 24, 1874
The parts from which I write is the neighborhood at the crossing of mud creek and Michigan road.
The oldest settlers are ANDREW OLIVER, JOEL TOWNSEND, SAMUEL FREAR, JOHN, WILLIAM and JOS. GREGORY. The first, who is acting now as Justice of the Peace, is one among those who bade farewell to the Indian tribe, known as the Miamis. He is in good health, and the father of eight children, four daughters and four sons .... Three of them (his sons) were spared to see the morning of peace and prosperity dawn upon their country; the fourth contracted a disease and came home to die and be buried with his friends.
T. M. HOPLE, formerly a resident of this vicinity, has sold his interest in the SQUIRE'S farm, and starts for southern Nebraska tomorrow, where he has purchased and intends to reside hereafter.
Any one having a piece of timbered land that they wish to lease would do well by giving JOEL TOWNSEND a refusal ...
R. F. GREGORY has bought a farm near Kewanna ... R. F. prefers the hunting of the rabbit, but what was his chagrin when he found that by mistake he had caught Miss ABBOTT. WM. E. is a Coon hunter.
A. B. TOWNSEND is busy taking care of his boy.

W. R. MARSHALL, Lincoln, all right. Money received.
L. S. EMERICK has made some improvements in his cigar manufactory.
OSCAR DECKER returned last Tuesday from Anderson, Indiana, where he has spent some time silversmithing.
SAMUEL STEPHEY who has been selling the life of Dr. LIVINGSTON is meeting with success...
Mr. T. J. ROBBINS, the young man who just closed a successful term of school, at the Sand Hill school house, in Richland township, we are told will resume the study of medicine under Dr. A. H. ROBBINS of this place ...
D. R. MARTIN Esq., of Rochester, is taking orders for THOMPSON, GREAR & CO., of Bourbon, Indiana, manufacturers of tomb stones, monuments, &c... He has already taken several orders, one from Mrs. CULVER, for a monument for the grave of her husband, valued at $100 ....
Last Monday was the fifty-seventh birthday of Mr. B. S. LYON.... was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1817, at which place he spent the earlier years of his life ...
Mrs. LIDA PUGH is very sick with diphtheria.
Miss MATTIE HOLLOWELL goes to Terre Haute next week to make her home with relatives in that city. Mattie is a good girl and rather pretty.
Mr. J. H. SHELTON, formerly a grocer in Rochester, moves with his family to the south part of the State, next week...
FRED HOFFMAN, Esq., from near Lincoln, was in town Wednesday. Hoffman is one of the most successful business men in the country. He has sold two of his farms this spring, and will sell or rent the others and buy and build in Rochester this summer ...
Miss BESSIE KIBBEY, daughter of Judge KIBBEY, of Richmond, Indiana, has been visiting at Col. SHRYOCK'S, in this place, for several days...
DIED. -At the residence of A. L. GOODRICH, in Rochester, on Monday, February 23, 1874, SAMUEL H. GATES, aged 74 years and 2 months.
Mr. Gates was born and raised in the State of New York, and came to Indiana when twenty-three years old, settling in Connorsville. He joined the Sons of Temperance in 1848, and was a devoted disciple of temperance during the remainder of his life. He leaves three children to mourn his loss, Mrs. A. L. GOODRICH being the youngest daughter.

JOHN BOZARTH, Esq., is going south. He will undoubtedly locate at Green Oak, if the climate suits him.
R. H. CHANDLER... says he will not vote for any man who signed the liquor permits.
W. E. SMITH, the young checkerist, has found one that beats him...
GEORGE METZ says he is not building an ice house, as is generally supposed, but a cow shed...

(Notice of Administration) GEORGE R. BEARSS appointed administrator of the estate of ENOCH CHASE, late of Fulton county, deceased.

Some young men, who would like to be called gentlemen, procured the key to BRAMEN's grocery by false pretense, a few nights ago, in the absence of Mr. Bramen, and helped themselves to the contents.
J. W. McDOUGLE is very low with lung fever.
MORRIS AUSMUN, a hand in the Danville saw mill, got badly hurt by a crank hitting him near the eye.
V. C. CONN, Esq., had about thirty pounds of meat taken from his meat house a few nights ago. He accuses some dog of doing the deed.
The STUDEBAKERs of this vicinity have recruited their force of dogs, lately. The foxes may as well hunt their holes.
JOSEPH FRENCH, of Lucus Corners, Cass county, has exchanged farms with WATT DUNKLE, near Logansport.
SAMUEL KENNEDY, while moving household goods from near Logansport to near Mud Lake, in this county, was thrown from his wagon, near Mt. Zion church, and almost instantly killed.

The saw mill at this place is doing a driving trade. The saw mill of STRONG & CO., a half mile east of here is doing a lively business ...
DIED. -An infant child of SAMUEL and RACHEL McCARTER one mile south of here, died on last Sabbath evening, at six o'clock, after an illness of a few days.
We are informed that Miss ELLA WILHELM, of Mount Zion, has been dangerously ill with brain fever, but is now getting along well.
MARRIED. -On last Thursday, the 12th inst., two more souls were made happy by splicing of Mr. ELIAS MAXWELL and Miss SARAH BURTON...

MOUNT NEBO ITEMS, Februarv 18, 1874
DIED. -In this township, on the 15th inst., SAMUEL WRIGHT, aged 69 years and 8 days, after an illness of 15 days.
GEORGE KESLER has not had the light blown out for 80 nights on account of sickness in his family.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, March 5, 1874

SOL. JONES, Esq., of Birmingham, Ind., is the best advertised man in the State.

ANOTHER CENTENARIAN, Lincoln, Feb. 27, 1874
Mr. JOHN HORTON, father of W. A. and T. C. HORTON, who for many years has resided near this place, is now on a visit to his mother, who lives near the city of Madison, this State, and who, if she lives until next month, will be 104 vears old. Her husband was drafted into the British army during the revolutionary war, and when independence was declared he remained in this country and married this woman, whose maiden name was BARBARY HAZE. She, with two maiden daughters, live on a farm, and by their industry and frugality have accumulated enough of this world's goods to last them through all their rainy days. -Mrs. HARRIET M. HORTON

AKRON DOTTINGS, March 2, 1874
SAM PARKER Has taken possession of the Confedrate X Roads. HASBY resigned in his favor.
There is a fair prospect of having brick made near Akron this summer. Should this be the case there will be several nice buildings erected this summer.
Capt. SHIELDS talks of going to Kansas in the spring.
A. J. ANDERSON came home Friday night, and on Saturday night he was again arrested and taken to Rochester. There is something singular about that man, and the charges brought against him; he still declares his innocence.

Miss ELLA WALLACE is rapidly recovering from her late illness.
Miss ALLIE SPOTTS returned from New York last week, where she has been visiting her brother.
Mrs. REBECCA MOORE will accept our thanks for a favor ...
JACK ANDERSON, the man charged with incest, and who jumped his bail bond, was arrested at his home, near Akron, last Sunday morning, by Constable STILES, and is now in the county jail. He refused to receive bail.
MARRIED -At the residence of the bridets father, in Lenox, Mich., on February 19, 1874, Mr. CHARLES SMITH and Miss EMMA S. KIRK.
Charley is a hoosier boy, and resided for many years in Fulton County. We are personally acquainted with him, and think Emma will never have cause to regret her choice. May they live long and prosper.

MUD CREEK, March 2, 1874
Mr. JAMES MARTIN, one of our County Commissioners, is the oldest settler in this neighborhood by some three or four years, having emigrated to this county with his father when a boy...

School is still in progress, but will close soon. The teacher, WILL CLEVENGER, has been successful ...
JOHN CRATHWOLD is here again from Ohio, with his family, and intends to make this his home. He bought a piece of land.
DIED. -JEFFERSON BRAMEN buried a child, aged three months, Feb. 23. Lung fever.
GEORGE BRAMEN has two very sick children.
We are informed the school at (Oliver school) will close next Friday, of which ELI TOWNSEND is teacher.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month ending Feb. 28, 1874: Washington ANDERSON, Mr. A. BELL, Z. L. BIGBEE, Geo. BROWN, Joseph BELT, John BUSH, Mrs. Francis BING, William CLARK, Miss Emma DAVIS, Robt. DIVELBISS, Chas. E. EDWARDS, Wm. H. GILBERT, Jacob HERRING, Mary A. HERRING, Miss Sobina HENRY, Miss Lida KEISER, H. LANDIS, Miss Malinda LOCKRIDGE, Louis LAREW, Curt MILLER, C. S. MILLER, Noah A. NORRIS, Mrs. Rebecca OGLESBY, Miss Mary PATTERSON, W. C. PAYNE, Alto ROBINSON, Geo. E. SILL, T. J. SCOTT, James SNODGRASS, S. C. SANDERS, Wm. SAYLER, S. B. TRAXLER, Reuben VanTRUMP, Mrs. Jane WOOD, Jacob WRIGHT. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

G. W. HOLMAN, Attorney at Law, Notary Public, and general Collecting Agent ... Office with K. G. SHRYOCK, over Shield's store, Rochester, Indiana.

FOR SALE OR TRADE. The undersigned has a 70 acre farm (14 acres under cultivation) within three miles of Rochester, which he will sell at a bargain, or trade for town property. Call soon. SAMUEL HEFFLEY.

GEORGE GRAF will give you a clean shave.
JOHN MOON, of Fulton, called to see us Wednesday.
LINCOLN is in want of more dwelling houses. Lincoln is a lively town.
W. W. ANDERSON, of Akron, gave us a call yesterday and renewed his subscription for one vear.
JOHN YOUNT, Esq., moved to Wagoner's Station this week...
F. W. MOSS, a man of years and experience in the milling business, left a fifty pound sack of flour at our office...
SARAH E. MOORE, of Fulton brings an action through the Prosecuting Attorney, against a cider dealer, in that town, for recovery of damages done herself and family by the husband, to whom intoxicating drinks have been sold...

(Notice of Partnership) We, the undersigned firm, wish to inform the public that we have removed to GUYER's old stand, formerly occupied by MARSHALL & PULVER. We intend doing as large a range of smithing as any firm. H. F. CORDILL, the well-known horse shoer, has had 17 years experience, and defies competition. C. S. HORTON, the ax maker, defies the world in the edge-tool business. All work warranted. Give us a call. HORTON & CORDILL, Lincoln, Ind.

Mr. J. C. PHILIPS, of Kewanna, called Tuesday morning and informed us that the citizens of Rochester, Kewanna and Winamac are about circulating a petition praying for a through MAIL, semi or triweekly from this place to Winamac, by way of Kewanna.

Mr. REUBEN TALLY, of this place, goes to Texas, a seeker after happiness and greater wealth. Rochester loses a good citizen.
Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, the assistant postmistress, had a pleasant little visit at Peru last week...
J. WINDBIGLER, Esq., who has been for many years a resident of Newcastle township, started with his family to Oswego, Kansas, last Monday. The health of Mrs. Windbigler is the main object sought.
W. J. WILLIAMS is one of a large family. He has four brothers, five sisters and a father and mother living.
JOHNATHAN ROSS had one of his fingers amputated last week. The flesh had become diseased, and amputation was found to be necessary.

(Notice) I hereby give notice that I will not serve as Trustee of the Reformed Church, at Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, after this date. Feb. 26, 1874. J. J. KUMLER


ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, March 12, 1874

D. W. LYON never lacks for enterprise. He is building a house now to be occupied by E. P. COPELAND, the Banker.
Miss MAY COPELAND done the alto beautifully at the Graded School exercises, last Friday...
FREDRICK WERTZ, of Lincoln, brother to our able correspondent, "Woodman," has become almost hopelessly insane, caused by brain fever. He is now at the insane hospital at Indianapolis.

[lengthy letter from W. H. MATTINGLY, 127 Lake Street, Cleveland, O.,
March 4, 174]... Well, here I am, in Cleveland, O., instead of in California, where wife and I intended to go when we left Rochester. Our change of plan was brought about by the "panic,"... Mrs. M's health has improved but little this winter, yet the change has done her good .... My health is excellent... Part of the time since we left Rochester, wife and I have been rusticating on the farm of DAVIS OLDS, Esq., near Birmingham, this State ... For the present, I am working in the printing house of W. S. Robison & Co., this city...

J. WRIGHT, of Nebraska, called on his friends in this part of the county who are many. Mr. Wright has been to Washington on important business.
While S. NICKLOW was hauling fodder his high spirited team became frightened and ran away. SAM says he likes them 'are horses.
Perhaps before this paper is printed, J. H. ROBBINS will move his residence from this place to Rochester...
BIRTHS: -WILL PALMER is happy. It is a boy. D. COLE is busy taking care of his boy. W. DREW is just so proud as he never was before. It bees a boy, also. ...

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 2, 1874
The TONER BROTHERS shipped a lot of hogs from here last Saturday. They pay four cents gross, which we think is a very fair price considering the market.
The KEWANNA DRAMATIC SOCIETY gave an exhibition to the public Feb. 21st, which in the main was a grand success ...
J. C. CANNON, near this place, is preparing to build a large barn...
J. S. WILLIAMS moved to town today. We don't know what he proposes to do. Starve perhaps.
There is some talk of having a STAGE ROUTE from Rochester to Winamac via this place...

JOHN STALLARD is ahead on mosquitos; WILL REX second best.
Miss TELLA LYON has been dangerously ill.
LEE EMRICK employs two of the best workmen in the state, in his cigar manufactory.
ASA MITCHELL has the contract for painting and graining GEORGE METZ's cow shed.
MARRIED. -MR.JACOB SLICK was married to Miss TRISSA HUNTER, a very estimable young lady, last Thursday evening. The man of intellect, power and the "sonorous voice," has passed from a life of single wretchedness to one of double blessedness...


P. HARVEY, Esq., of Blue Grass, renews his paper promptly.
Mr. C. F. STIGLITZ made a run over to Peru, Wednesday, on business.
MARION, son of A. H. MOW is passing through a spell of typhoid fever.
Mr. H. F. MOW has not yet fully recovered from severe attack of typhoid fever.
TONY KEELY, son of JAMES KEELY of this place, returned from Indianapolis yesterday. He looks hearty.
VAN DIEN & McCOY, bakers, have dissolved partnership. Van Dien will continue the business and ENOCH expects to farm and be a granger.
Mr. JAMES BACON, of Green Oak, gave us a pleasant call Tuesday...
Mr. JOHN CUFFLE is just now suffering terribly with a felon on his left thumb...
Sheriff MOON has just returned from Dayton, Ohio, whither he had taken Mr. POLK McMAHAN to be entertained at the Soldiers' Home. The Sheriff reports it a delightful place and a credit to the country.
J. M. BEEBER is agent for the Continental Fire Insurance Company of New York
Grandfather DAWSON, one of the true friends and earnest supporters of the UNION-SPY , dropped in with his yearly two dollar greenback, Saturday...
WILLIAM MASTELLER, Esq., a successful farmer, residing beyond the lake, purchased one of Heffley's champion farm wagons, Tuesday.

LEG AMPUTATED. -On Tuesday last the daughter of WM. MOORE, had her leg amputated above the knee. The affliction was bone cancer, and the limb had been diseased about six or seven months. The physicians were BRACKETT, GOULD, RANNELLS and ERNSPERGER of Rochester, and THOMPSON of Kewanna.

(Farm for Sale) The undersigned offers his farm, lying four miles east of Rochester, on the Akron road, containing 80 acres, about one-half under cultivation; good frame house and barn, good orchard, &c. Terms very reasonable. Call on or address, ALLEN NI.XON.

Mr. J. VAN LEW brought to this office, last week, a fish scale, something less than a saucer, which he had taken from a mammoth Buffalo fish, which he found on the shore of lake Manitou...
Last Monday noon, just after the hands had gone to dinner, a fire was discovered in the paint shop of HEFFLEY's WAGON and CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY.... Mr. Heffley ... discovered the fire, which started in a box of old oily wiping cloths ... In five minutes more the conflagration would have been beyond control ...
Last Monday forenoon while Mr. JOE BEEBER and his posse were raising a house ... with long levers ... the one controlled by the men broke, causing the one on which Mr. Beeber was resting to fly up ... throwing him in the air some ten or twelve feet ... dislocated both wrist joints, and badly mangled his face ...
Our young friend, B. F. DAWSON, is rusticating around Peru, during this (vacation) week.
WILLIAM ASHTON, Esq., was on a visit to Lima, Ohio, and other points, last week. He reports Mrs. MACK ASHTON still very feeble...
Mrs. COLE HENTON, of Peru, sister to Rev. Mr. SKINNER, was visiting old friends and relations in this city last week, returning on Saturday... a lady of wealth and affluence...
DANIEL MILLER, Esq., son of Mrs. OBED ALLEN, of this place, a sprig of the law, came over from Rensselaer last week and remained a few days seeing old friends... His sister, MAGGIE, a young lady of good qualities and amiable disposition, returned with him, expecting to teach during the summer.
Mr. J. E. CATES, of Bloomingsburg, was in town last Saturday, and gave us a call.

DIED. -In Rochester, Monday morning, March 9, 1874, Mrs. MARY ANNA REYNOLDS, aged about 17 years.
Mrs. Reynolds, nee Miss MARY A. STIGLITZ, daughter of C. F. STIGLITZ, was married about two months ago to her now bereaved husband, Mr. C. E. REYNOLDS, who has been long and well known as the telegraph operator at this place. Mrs. Reynolds' death was caused, as we learn, by a sinking chill, which took her off in a very short time. She was well known and respected by all who knew her, and her sudden death brought sorrow to the hearts of the whole community. As an evidence of the love and esteem in which she was held by her many friends, we mention that her funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, filling every seat at the Baptist church at which place an appropriate serman was preached by Rev. Mr. ELLIOTT ....


JOHN CLAYTON starts soon to Nebraska, for his health.
The JACK ANDERSON scandal is assuming a new shape. Let us not pronounce judgment on this man until he is proven guilty.

FULTON ITEMS, March 9, 1874
One night last week some person, or persons, entered the drug store of Mr. JENKINS, but we learn disturbed nothing but the whisky, of which they helped themselves to about two gallons.
WILL BRAMEN was saved the trouble of carrying in his stove wood, one evening last week, by having it pitched through the window, regardless of the smashing of glass, and we learn, occasioned quite a fall in candy.
Mr. KELSEY has made a new platform in front of his grocery, and intends erecting an addition to 'his grocery as soon as the ground settles.
There was a spelling school here one night last week, and everything passed off pleasantly. G. W. COOK was the champion speller.
We learn that Mrs. ONSTOTT, living on Mud Creek, who has been sick for the past three months with typhoid fever died on Thursday of last week.
ANDY CORBET has moved away from Fulton to his farm northwest of Rochester. Mr. MILLER has bought his property here and has already moved into the city.
JOHN MOON has sold out his interest in the wagon shop to WILL HOUSE, and intends coopering this summer.
The Baptist Sabbath school was reorganized on last Sunday by the election of ... : Mr. JOHN FRY, Superintendent; Mr. LEASON HOOVER, As't supt; Mr. G. W. COOK, Secretary; Mr. JAMES BRYANT, As't Sec'y; and Mr. GRANVILLE BARCUS, Librarian.
The "blower" at WILL BLACKBURN's saw mill, we learn, blowed itself all away one day last week.
Rev. Mr. MARSH, from Marshtown, preached here on Sunday night.

DIED. -Feb. 26, 1874, Mother ONSTOTT, aged about 63 years. Her illness continued about seventy days, during which she suffered severely; she departed this life willingly and seemed anxious to go where she might be at rest. She often spoke that she must die, and that her disease could only be remedied by her Master. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. FOOT and BABCOCK. ... Mother Onstott was a resident of this neighborhood about two years, in which time she formed a friendly relation with her neighbors who deeply mourn their loss, for none knew her but to love her.
J. R. TOWNSEND steps high; cause, it's a boy.
ALBERT TAYLOR shot himself on Saturday night, when in the act of loading a cartridge pistol, inflicting a severe if not dangerous wound; the ball entering the front part of the left leg, midway between the knee and hip, passing through to the surface of the skin. ...
I forgot to mention in my last that T. M. HOPPLE sold to J. TOWNSEND, Esq.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, March 19, 1874

B. B. PATTEN drives a spanking team of iron greys.
Mrs. CLINT JONES is seeking health and happiness in Ohio.
Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK has the honor of naming the SALINA post office.

BLUE GRASS LOCALS, March 9, 1874
We have a new resident in these parts, J. LEWIS, from Cass County, he moved to-day on the widow DUSH farm.
SAMUEL HOOBER is putting up a new house on his farm three miles west of Marshtown. The architect is Mr. HENRY HOOVER, of Logansport.
Mr. DAVID McGAUHY respectfully announces to the Democrats of Fulton County... candidate for Treasurer ...

FRANK ARVRN, from Illinois, is here visiting his parents and friends of this vicinity... WILLIAM REAM and family, from Rochester, are also in the neighborhood; he is engaged in getting out barrel timber...
JOHN VANTRUMP will pay a liberal price for hounds.
ANTHONY SWINGINIZER is absent from home on account of the death of his sister-in-law.
FRED HOGAN is the honest man in the Mud Creek grange, as they have elected him treasurer. GEORGE W. CARTER is a red hot granger himself and three of his family are members of the lodge.
Rumor has it that WILL CLEVENGER is going to begin a school with one scholar Miss SALLY ARVEN.
GEORGE HOOK's saw mill is not in running order yet, but will be soon.
ALBERT TAYLOR, the boy that shot himself, has gone to Illinois. He was not seriously hurt ...


MILT MOORE has returned from Huntington, where he has been engaged in the photograph business.
BILL WALLACE left here for Goshen last Friday night, where he intends working at his trade ...
The EXCELSIOR LITERARY SOCIETY is about fizzled out ...

SAMES F. SIBERT (my big brother) of Linn County, Mo., is here on a visit ...

RICHARD HOGAN has left us and taken up his abode with the swamp devils of Marshall county...
MARRIED. -On Thursday, March 12th, by Father SPARKS, at his residence, Mr. WILLIAM ZOOK and Miss MOLLIE POTTER, all of Marshtown, Fulton county...

Mr. JOE BEEBER is fast recovering from the injuries received last week.
F. K. KENDRICK is preparing to build a fine residence on west side of Main street, south of the square.
CONNER & BROWN negotiated an eight thousand dollar farm trade, this week, between JAMES KEELY and WILLIAM BLACKETOR.
Mr. J. W. SQUIRES, of near Fulton, is doing his duty towards the UNION-SPY . He takes five copies and keeps them all paid in advance...

ZION CHURCH. -We are informed that the new Presbvterian church, now in course of erection, at Zion, will be completed and ready for dedication about the middle of April. Some time ago the work came to a stand-still for the want of means, but we are told that Mr. JOSEPH WHITTENBERGER, one of the persons who are particularly interested in the erection of this fine edifice, is pushing the work to completion by the use of his own private means, and trusting to Providence and the benevolence of the people to get it back; if so Mr. Whittenberger is deserving of much credit, and a large amount of the blessing in store for the faithful.

CARRIAGE SPRING EQUALIZER. -One of the most simple and useful improvements for all kinds of spring vehicles has been lately INVENTED by Mr. NEFF, of the firm of MILLER & NEFF, carriage makers, of this city. It is called a spring equalizer and is much better than straps or braces of any kind; prevening the top from jostling, racking, or rubbing against the wheels, and really acting as a support for the whole buggy; requiring a less amount of spring, &c. The invention is certainly a very useful one, and is calculated to secure a fortune to the inventor. We cannot give a full description of it here but it can be seen at all times at their shops or at Mr. DAVIDSON's livery stable.

BIRTHDAY DINNER. -It was our good fortune last Thursday noon, in company with Mrs. B. and our responsibilities, to attend a birthday dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. JOHN P. MYERS to celebrate the twenty-eighth anniversary of the life of the last named person. Not wishing to make any display, only a few were invited, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Dr. BOSWELL, Mrs. E. J. RYLAND and daughter, Mr. A. T. BITTERS, of the SENTINEL, and lady, and Mr. JAMES GRAHAM, a brother to Mrs. Myers ...

Dr. HARTLY B. ERNSPERGER, whom we mentioned two weeks since as one of the graduates who received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Indiana Medical College, at Indianapolis, is about to locate at Gilead, in Miami county. Dr. Ernsperger, although rather young in years, is a gentleman of considerable experience, adaptation and practicability... He goes from this place well recommended by Dr. HECTOR, with whom he first studied two years, and many others, his parents and relatives being among the best citizens of this place...

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, March 26, 1874

ELIAS McMILLEN and YOST WHEATLEY have formed a partnership and gone to ditching for a livelihood...
We attended a meeting of the MOUNT TABOR debating club the other evening... They have some good speakers at that point, among whom we mention Mr. WM. CARUTHERS and Mr. MARION PORTER...-J. YOST WHEATLEY

FULTON ITEMS., March 27, 1874
W. D. MARTIN has fenced in the vacant lot south of his residence with a nice paling fence, cleaned up the rubbish, torn down the old blacksmith shop, &c., all of which makes a visable change.
We made a mistake in the report of the election of officers at the Baptist Sabbath school, in the name of the Supt., it should have been Mr. SAMUEL C. FRY, in place of JOHN FRY.
Mr. HOFFECKER, living two miles south of the Michigan road, has been very dangerously ill, but at last accounts was mending slowlv.
We have some prospects of a stave factory at this place. Parties were here a few days ago looking up a site and thought they should locate here ...
Mr. ATKINS has been to Chicago and has brought on a splendid stock of spring goods.
We have some tolerable fast traveling stock about here. Dr. WAITE and IKE HIPPLE drove from Rochester to this place, nine miles, in forty-five minutes, on Monday last.
Schools are about all out. I had the pleasure of attending the last of GRASS CREEK school on Saturday last, at which Mr. DAVID BIRGE presided... Mr. J. J. HORN made quite a lengthy speech of three minutes; he was followed by Mr. JAMES CALAHAN, who gave a two minutes speech, and was followed by Mr. JACOB SHOWLEY, who made a speech coming out ahead of the other gentlemen ten minutes or more. After these addresses the audience was highly edified by a speech from Mr. C. M. HILL, subject the present age ....

NANCY REID is suffering with the Erysipelas in the face.
WM. REID has the Ervsipelas in the foot.

MUD CREEK EPISTLES, March 27, 1874
Considerable sickness in the neighborhood, mostly among the old people. Father HUFFTCKER is dangerously ill. Congestion of the brain and lungs.
Mr. MARSH, spoken of in my last, died on Sunday evening previous to my writing.
A. B. TOWNSEND rides a fine horse.

Dr. A. C. ORR has removed to Peru.
Revs. WALKER and HIATT closed their meeting at this place this week, with four accessions to the church.
E. A. GUIRE has purchased the hardware store formerly owned by JOB LOWRY, and has engaged in the business ...
Dr. VAL. THOMPSON, of Millark, has located in this village. He comes well recommended, and finds many friends here.
The BRASS BAND, which came near petering out a short time ago, has been revived, and is now progressing in fine order.
JOHN HAYS and W. H. HATCH have bought the SAW MILL at this place formerly owned by JOHN BLACKBURN & CO. The mill is in successful operation.
Quite a number of buildings will be erected in this place during the coming season.

WAGONER BROS. are running their MILL with very good success, and are buying large quantities of timber ...
Two head of cattle have been killed by the trains on the railroad near the Station, within the last week.
A school meeting was held at this place, and FRANK CUNNINGHAM was elected to teach the term. He proposes to teach for $1 per day, and also boards himself in the bargain. Pretty cheap.
The SINGING SCHOOL was reorganized last Thursday evening. J. A. WERTZ conductor.

A. M. SHIELDS has returned.
KIRG RANNELLS is employed as deputy post master. They could not have found one more competent to fill the position.
We attended a party Saturday evening, at the residence of Mr. SAMUEL HEFFLEY, in celebration of the birthdays of J. W. and EVA HEFFLEY, son and daughter of the first named person. WILL's birthday occurred on Friday previous and Eva's the Monday following, the former being nineteen and the latter seventeen years of age, and the party was given between the two days ... Will and Eva are surrounded with luxury, kind and indulgent parents, and their prospects for the future are very bright...

TOM BROWN, of Rochester, says he swings the sledge in the key of A. That's too high for us.
P. O. JONES, of Plymouth, is here visiting friends this week.
SAMUEL McCLURE is making preparations to build a barn this summer.
Our well known friend, S. M. BISHOP, is the owner of the finest orchard in the county, and has it beautifully surrounded with a hedge fence.
FRANK HAWK and a Sweed at Walnut came together one day last week. It was a happy meeting, of course.

JNO. FOUTS, a Tamaracker who formerly resided here, is huckstering. JOHN is now a "family man," and, although his family is yet small, he has large expections.

BLUE GRASS LOCALS, March 21, 1874
Rev. Mr. REDER has been very sick, but I understand he is now convalescent.
Mrs. COVERT is lying very low; at last reports she was not expected to live.
Some boys are enterprising and determined to go ahead. VESS ELLIOT has rented his father's farm and is going to make a start for himself. GEORGE JULIAN has rented Mr. KIRK's farm...
The MARSHTOWN SCHOOL opens on April 6th, with Miss McGRAW as teacher. The LAKE SCHOOL opens on the same day, with Miss JENNIE EGMAN as teacher.

Dr. A. R. THOMPSON, of Kewanna, called on us Tuesday.
Rev. Dr. ROWDEN preaches at the M.E. Church next Sabbath.
J. W. CLIFTON came down with a two dollar note and renewed promptly.
WILLIAM T. McDUGAL, has advertised and will sell the personal property of J. W. McDUGAL, deceased, at his late residence, two miles south of Fulton, on Saturday, April 11th.
Mr. JABEZ IZZARD has traded his town property to Grandma ERNSPERGER for a forty acre farm, and will move on the premises in a week or two. His stay in town has been very brief.
Mr. JAMES THRUSH, of Blue Grass, complains that his taxes last year for this county were $6.75, and this year they are $26.15 ...
Miss KATIE OBERMYER, at Kewanna, has just opened a milliner and dress making establishment ...
A Charity Ball, next Monday evening, for the benefit of Mr. FRED PETING and family and Mr. WEINBERG. The object is certainly a worthy one...
Notwithstanding high taxes several persons have renewed their subscriptions during the past week and several new subscribers have been taken, among whom are Mr. C. McCOY, Dr. A. L. BAILEY, Dr. J. E. SMITH, J. W. HUTCHINSON, S. K. HERROLD, H. B. APT, J. P. BARNHART, Mrs. HARRIET BRUCE, WM. G. LACKEY.
THE FIRST IN THE COUNTY. -In the Fulton Circuit Court, yesterday, Hon. E. V. LONG, Judge, rendered a judgment against JAMES W. BRAMEN, at the suit of SARAH E. MOON, for $737, for damages caused by said Bramen selling intoxicating liquors to her husband, JOHN MOON. Suit brought under Sec. 12 of the Baxter bill.
ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY. -Through the kindness of Mr. D. R. MARTIN, the keeper, we had a nice little buggy ride to the above named burying grounds owned and conducted by the Odd Fellows' Lodge of this city...
These grounds were purchased and laid out in October, 1855. The first person interred was CATHERINE, wife of A. S. ROSS, who died in the year 1856, aged 43 years, 5 months and 18 days. The number now resting there is 391, being an average of about 21 per year.
There are a few graves that have no mark of recognition, and a few designated with boards, but a large majority have marble head stones or monuments. Among the fine monuments of American and Italian marble we noted the following: Dr. CHAS. BRACKETT, Mrs. CHRIS. HOOVER, A. J. HOLMES, HUGH MILLER, Dr. W. W. MANN, I. W. HOLEMAN, Mrs. Dr. A. E. PLANK, MARY A. GEARSON, LUCY SHEPHERD, Mrs. JONAS MYERS, RACHEL MACKEY, JOHN F. HOPPE.
Among the incidents are these: Mrs. JAMES ROBBINS had three children, by three husbands, buried side by side, who died in the same year, 1865, as follows: February 24th, August 4th, September 5th. Seven little orphan children are quietly sleeping, head and foot, in one little green mound, without a slab to mark the spot of their repose...
Mr. Martin has attended nearly every burial at the vard, and is conversant with the name of person and place of interment of nearly all in the cemetery...
Dr. L. H. SHATTO, of Kewanna, brought us some new names and several greenbacks last Thursday, for the UNION-SPY.
Mr. FRANK P. BITTERS, who is now attending the State Normal School at Valparaiso, writes that he is well pleased with the situation ...
Mrs. CORAL LOUDON, of Lincoln, in company with other friends ... called at this office last Friday, to renew their subscription.
Miss PUSS DUKES, of Peru, a daughter of one of the oldest and most influential citizens of Miami county, in company with Miss ALLIE SHIRK, the banker's daughter, made a short visit to this city last week, stopping at Mr. and Mrs. Dr. HECTOR'S, who are relatives of the first named young lady. Puss ... In company with Miss BELL HECTOR, her cousin ... called at our office, Friday...
Last Tuesday noon, just as we were about starting to dinner, Mr. DAVID TUTTLE, his wife NANCY and another lady, all of Fulton, came into the office, bearing with them a half bushel basket about one-third full of sassafras roots ...

For Sheriff... JOHN P. MYERS ... For Sheriff... JAMES M. BEEBER...

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, April 9, 1874

GEORGE GRAFF, the German barber, has moved out of town.
Mr. LEVI MERCER is still sadly afflicted with rheumatism.
Mr. BURT H. SLUSSER, of South Bend, a dealer in wood brackets, called on us last week and subscribed.
JERRY BARBER, the barber, has removed to the building formerly occupied by C. ANTHONY, as a restaurant.
Our old friend, P. O. JONES, was on the street last Saturday.

Rev. Mr. MARSH will commence a meeting at Ebenezer church on Friday night, before the third Sabbath in April...
Miss JENNIE NORIS, of Walnut street, is away visiting friends ...
Last Wednesday evening Mr. ABRAHAM CRIPE's house caught fire and came near burning down...
Ebenezer school, situated on Walnut street, commenced last Monday. Miss SARAH KIRKENDALL, teacher, says the scholars are not as bad as she expected to find them.
Mr. SETH JACKSON and family has been visiting friends, in our town. He thinks he would rather have $2.50 than the cough he has. We suppose he will start for Kansas as soon as circumstances will permit.

MARRIED. -March 20, '74, near Five Corners, remarried by mutual consent
DIED. -March 30, 1874, Father HUFFICKER, after several days suffering he departed this life in peace leaving behind him his aged companion who must soon go to meet him where they shall know no separation.

FULTON ITEMS, March 30, 1874
WILL BLACKBURN is to build on the west side of town, instead of the east, as stated last week.
DIED. -We learn that Mr. JAMES EVANS, an old and respected citizen of Cass county, living four miles south-east of here, died on Monday, March 23d, after an illness of over four weeks.
Dr. N. C. COWGILL, of Royal Center, Cass county, paid our city a flying visit, one day last week ...
Mrs. MARY FINEMORE has rented a farm north-east of Rochester, whither she has already moved.
PETERSON and McLUCAS intend putting a new run of stone into the grist mill this spring.

MOUNT NEBO PILLS, April 6, 1874
BENJ. WILSON is building a new garden fence. He says it is the first picket fence he ever made. It looks so to me.
School will begin on the 13th of this month, and will be taught by Miss ELLA BARB, of Rochester. Miss Ella and MOLLIE BATCHELOR were visiting friends at this place last week. Call again, ladies.
Mr. REED was taken with a very severe attack of typhoid fever the 1st of last month. He is getting well slowly, under the treatment of Dr. SPOHN.
Mrs. CHRIST's son-in-law has taken a lease on JOE JACKSON's place.
We understand HENRY MOW and BEN. WILSON are on a horse trade, and are going to let two dollars and a half spoil the trade.
F. C. WILSON is the owner of the nicest 2 year old colt in the township, and he knows it.
CLARK HICKMAN has moved on his new farm...
JOSEPH ORMSBE drives a nice span of three year old colts.
WILLIAM CLAY is going to raise 25 acres of beans this year.

BENJ. ANDERSON has gone to the poor house -- to work.
Miss MABEL McQUERN is to "swing the birch" in the Sprinkleburg school.
Two little girls, each four vears old, daughters of J. H. McQUERN and A. B. SIBERT, created quite a 'breeze' by heaping a lot of straw and chips in a sleigh, and setting fire to it with a match. It was discovered, however, in time to prevent serious consequences.
Miss NETTIE CULVER, a handsome and agreeable young lady of Rochester, is ruralizing in this neighborhood...

Doc SHIELDS returns to Bloomington to-morrow.
SAM SWARTDWOULDT is about a dollar and a half out of pocket on the saw filing business.
E. McCOY attended the charity ball, Monday night. Also ED. RANNELLS, of Logansport.
JIM BEEBER made us a present of a nice pipe, for which he has our best. It's not very big, but it's awful strong.
Mr. SAMUEL showed us a letter written by his nephew, a resident of Berlin, Germany, to a brother in this country... he is only sixteen vears of age ...

AKRON DOTTINGS, April 6, 1874
A. J. ROUGH's mill is furnishing more lumber for Rochester than all the mills in Henry township; a dozen teams would be out of employment if it were not for his mill.
DIED. -SILAS SHAMP, one of our oldest citizens, was buried April lst, aged 75 years.
Capt. SHIELDS starts for Kansas this week. We are sorry to lose so good a workman...
CORNWELL is erecting a cabinet shop which is much needed in Akron ...
One of M. BRIGHT's children is lying at the point of death.
DAVE MITCHELL is dangerously sick with typhoid fever, and V. SHAFER's son is also in the hands of the doctor.
WILLIAM BITTERS is making arrangements to burn brick this summer. Akron will come out all right railroad or no railroad.
PETER NOYER returning home from the Akron exhibition, with his wife, two children and a young lady, all in a single buggy, were crossing the bridge one-half mile north of Akron and when about midway the horse took fright and backed the buggy off the bridge. One boy and the young lady jumped out, but Peter, wife and baby went overboard in the water and mud which is three feet deep. He had just got his wife and baby on their feet when the horse fell off knocking the baby in the water the second time. They all got out alive. He claims damages of road district on account of bad bridges.
C. R. BITTERS and F. C. STRONG went to Mt Zion exhibition, in a single buggy. Their horse took fright at the umbrella and ran away; kicking the leather out of the dash, broke the shafts, spilled the boys out, then stopped to see them pick themselves up. Damages about eight dollar.
WM. KUHN broke his whip, G. BELL had his stolen and F. DANIELS lost the way coming home. Mt. Zion was rather hard on the Akron boys.
Some subjects of the penitentiary last week entered the mill of STRONG BROS., west of Akron, and cut a 40 foot rubber belt in short pieces; from thence they went to the stable and took out a thirty dollar buggy harness and cut it all to atoms ...

UNION ITEMS, April 4, 1874
Mr. DAVID EDWARDS has just recovered from a severe attack of lung fever. Mr. WILLIAM CARTER was taken seriously ill, last Sunday evening, but at present writing he is getting better.
Union school will open on next Monday, with Miss SALLIE McMAHAN as teacher, this being her seventeenth school, and her fifth term at Union; but we were reliably informed that she is going to leave off teaching this fall, and going to Sanantonia, Texas. ... we cannot refrain from congratulating Mr. A. ULTZ on securing such a prize.
Mr. TOBIAS GOSS, who has been visiting his many friends here, has returned to his home, at Topeka, Kansas.

FROM PIN HOOK, April 3, 1874
A school meeting was held in this place, last Wednesday evening, for the purpose of selecting a teacher for the summer, and resulted in choice of Miss LIZZIE SWEET.
DIED. -March 22d, 1874, of catarrah fever, infant daughter of GEO. and ----- BRAMMEN...
In our last writing we spoke of WILL GREEN suffering with white swelling; at the present he is able to be about.
Miss MATTIE SWARTZ has been quite sick.
GEORGE HOOK is doing a good business with his new mill. The fireman, Mr. KIRKENDOL, was seriously hurt by being caught in the gearing.
JOSEPH GREEN is talking of going to Kansas to visit relatives and friends in a few days.
There will be a service at this place next Sabbath. Rev. Mr. BARBER will address the congregation at half past three o'clock.
Mrs. GEO. REAM made garden about two weeks ago.

(Administrator's Sale of Real Estate) ... GEORGE A. GRUPP, Administrator of the estate of JOHN GRAFFIS, deceased will sell real estate (described) ... April 7, 1874.

(Administrators' Sale of Real Estate) ... DANIEL ZUCK, CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, Administrator of the estate of SAMUEL A. ZUCK, deceased will sell real estate in Pleasant Grove (described) ... April 6, 1874.

The AKRON DRAMATIC CLUB is talking of playing a night or two at Balcony Hall some time soon. Report says they play well. Come down.
Miss ELLA REX has been solicited to take a class in instrumental music at Kewanna...
JOHN CLAYTON, Esq., one of our bachelor friends, took leave this week for Nebraska and other western states ...
Mr. and Mrs. E. KIRTLAND on learning of the bereavement of Mr. and Mrs. BLANCHARD, caused by the death of their daughter, and knowing their means were rather limited, enclosed a five dollar bill in an envelope and sent it to them to help bear expenses. That is what we call pure charity.
SOLOMON MILLER, Esq., of Leiters Ford, brought us in a couple of beets ...
Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE, the fashionable milliner and dress maker, has removed to the west side of Main street, just two doors south of BIBBLER & BABCOCK's store...
BURNED TO DEATH. -A little son of JAMES H. THOMPSON, living just south of Rochester, was out in the fields playing, in company with a little sister, when his clothes caught fire from a burning stump. The daughter started for the house to give the alarm, and the little boy followed after, fighting the fire as best he could, but before he was discovered by his parents he was so badly burned that there was but little hope of his recovery. Dr. BROWN, of this city, was called, who did all that could be done for the little sufferer, but the child was burned so badly over the region of the stomach and bowels that it was impossible to save his life. The accident occurred Monday, but the child lingered till Tuesday morning, when death released him of the torturing pain. The funeral took place at the M.E. Church Wednesday.
W. O. HUGHS, of Mansfield, Ohio, an excellent young man, bearing all the qualities of a gentleman, has taken up his abode in this city, and will assist in doing the honors at the BAZAR & FARMERS' store this summer ...
Mrs. STANLY, widow of the late Hon. IRA B. STANLY, of Wabash, has been quite sick for the past three weeks at the residence of Col. SHRYOCK in this city. Mrs. Stanly came here on a visit some time since, and was taken ill almost on her arrival, which makes it a sad visit for her...
DIED. -In Rochester, April 2, 1874, of congestion of the stomach, Miss ELIZABETH, daughter of JOHN and NANCY BLANCHARD, aged 16 years, 1 month and 18 days.
Miss Blanchard was born in Jennings county, Indiana, and came to Rochester with her parents when but three years old. Being reared and educated in this city she was known and beloved by many. She loved her books and would doubtless have made a bright scholar had her life been spared to realize her expectations. She possessed all the qualifications of a lady, and was kind and affectionate towards her parents and associates. Being sick but two days previous to her decease, death came very unexpected and proved a very severe affliction to the family. Mr. Blachard was absent at the time of her death and knew nothing of the sad event until his return. The funeral was attended at the M.E. Church, Saturday. Services by Rev. Mr. LORD.

GEO. W. HOLEMAN spent last Sabbath with his pa and ma.
We saw JAMES QUIVEY and lady, of Argos, out on a flying visit, last Saturday.
JESSE MARTINDALE looks fat and saucy, and is enjoying better health than usual.
ENOCH McCOY is talking of going to Crown Point, near Valparaiso, to mix dough.
We have been informed that Miss LUELLA LONG, of Rochester, will teach the Bidwell school this summer...
We had the pleasure of tripping the light fantastic toe at the charity ball, on last Monday night with Miss BELL McCARTER.
DIED. -In Marshall county, of lung fever, on the 3d inst., at the residence of her father, MARTHA, wife of DAVID BISHOP, aged about 23 years. The deceased had been sick but a few days. She leaves a husband and infant child.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month ending March 31: Henry BORGES, S. O. BEEBER, Jos. BENTON, Merc BOVESTON, Julia COOK, James CALHOUN, Wm. COOK, John DAWSON, Noah DIVELY, Lambert W. FELTY, David IRWIN, Leopold LAUGER, George MILLER, H. B. MITCHELL, Hiram E. MOON, Jerome McQUADE, Miss Alice MILLER, John POTTER, Smith RAY, Marcus SCOTT, Samuel SALYERS, Joseph SCHAFF, Rebecca Ellen SHARO, Wm. SMITH, Mrs. Mary SPOTTS, Henry SWARTZLANDER, Albert B. TAYLOR, John TASE, Henry VANDERS, Soloman WALTERS,Rev. Lyman WILDER, Wm. WOOD, Mrs. Clarisa WOOD, Gideon WOLF, David YELTON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

For Treasurer ... DAVID L. BECK.
For Treasurer... J. E. CATES, Bloomingsburg.

ROCHESTER UNTON-SPY, Thursday, April 16, 1874

Miss EFFIE ENYART presented us with a very pretty Easter egg ...
A. W. ALEXANDER, a colored individual, formerly of Peru, has opened a neat little barber shop, first door north of Holeman's ...
[letter from Warrensburg, Missouri, April 4, 1874 signed HUGH McCOY] ... I will now close my remarks by referring the worthy Editor and all such who do not personally know me, to the Rev. N. L. LORD, former pastor of the Presbyterian church, in your town...

FULTON ITEMS, April 9, 1874
OLIVER BRYANT says his ankle is getting better. He says he does not believe in scuffling.
Mr. RANDOLPH, the Methodist minister, is happy... they've got a little baby at their house. It's a girl.
J. A. BRAMAN has moved into Mrs. FINEMORE's house.
Mr. OLIVER ALLEN, who has been living at South Whitley, Whitley county, is again in our midst.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 2, 1874
Improvements are being pushed forward rapidly this spring, among them we notice A. COOPER has put up a new barn.
J. S. WILLIAMS has put a new roof on his house ... Father SPARKS is putting up an addition to his house, and JOHN ROBBINS is preparing to build a wagon shop ...
MILT HIGHLAND has the most stylish buggy in town. He made and painted it himself ...
Mr. JACOB SHAFER, who has been quite sick, is getting much better. We can say the same of Mrs. LEBO. Mr. WM. COOK is in very poor health at present. His affection is of lungs. P. BRUNK, Sen., of Wayne township, is also very poorly.
Mr. HANES, our jeweler, moved to Wabash, we believe. Mr. STREET moved out on his farm.
Mr. A. SINGER concluded to try farming again, and W. RENO changed his place of abode to Mr. A. HOGAN's property...

FRED HUFFMAN has purchased a lot of D. GOLDSMITH and contemplates on building a grange store and hall.
GRIMES & SHOEMAKER have got their stave machine in operation and are more than bucking the staves.
E. CLENDENING has rented the store room formerly occupied by W. J. SWOPE, and has built an addition to it, and intends keeping a provision store.
We had the pleasure of attending a social party a few miles west of town, Saturday evening, at the residence of Mrs. KNIGHT... GEORGE, a son of Mrs. Knight, will start to his homestead in Kansas, on Tuesday, the 7th inst ...
MARRIED. -At the residence of WM. BELT, Saturday evening, March 28, 1874, by Rev. GEORGE WILKINSON, Mr. MATHIAS E. EWER and MARY O. FENIMORE.

The MAIL comes to Leiter's Ford once a week.
Leiter's Ford GRANGE has their meeting every Saturday night.
S. J. RARRICK has sold his iron gray horse for one hundred and twenty-five dollars.
JESS BIDDINGER has bought himself a farm; now he should get a wife.
HENRY and MARTHA SHADEL will soon be ready to move in their new house.
SAMUEL BARGER has rented JOHN LEITER's farm for one year.
JACOB LEITER is around buying stock hogs; he pays four cents per pound.
The Commissioners meet here the 5th of May, to see if they will grant us a BRIDGE.
JOHN ELLIS went to Rochester to attend school; he stayed there two or three days and then he slipped out of school and went home. He said that he thought that he was teacher enough himself with out being taught by a teacher. -JOHN J. WAGONER

ALFRED THOMAS, of this vicinity, is champion egg-sucker of the State. His best being 35 in ten minutes.
GEORGE MILLER owns three farms in Longtown, and yet works with his hat off and thinks he is poor.
A. O. BABCOCK and WM. H. JOHNSON are talking of going to California, this fall.

SYLVESTER NIXON is married to a Miami county lady.
JOE CRABILL is the champion egg-eater; he can mow away twenty-five at one meal.
Miss ELLA WILHELM is training the young ideas at MILLARK, and Miss LAURA SHIELDS presides gracefully at MOUNT ZION.
On last Saturday JAMES VAN METER, a promising young Sprinkleburger, suddenly and unexpectedly died - his mustache.

Mrs. M. L. ESSICK is the latest appointed Notary Public for Rochester. Success to her.
G. M. CONN, the school-boy that measures 6 feet and 6 inches, has acquired the title of "Elephant No. 1."
SAMUAL BARKDOLL's hand came in contact with the rip-saw at the planing mill, and it sawed three gashes in the thumb of the right hand.
The ROCHESTER DRAMATIC TROUPE did some fine playing at Balcony Hall last Friday evening. Their scene for "Lost in London," was beautiful.
Dr. A. BROWN has been re-elected school trustee for the corporation of the town of Rochester, for the term of three years, by the trustees at a recent meeting.

W. F. CARR, who resides a mile and three-quarters south, will offer for sale at public auction all his personal effects, next Saturday, the 18th.
An addition will be built soon to the SPY office building for the accommodation of E. B. CHINN, grocer, and other new improvements are promised on printing house block.
A large pond of water presents a very unsightly appearance at the south-east corner of Main and Pearl street. A few loads of dirt will do the business until the gutter is graded and bouldered.
Mrs. OMER D. BEARSS lately attended a grand family reunion at Peru, given by her mother, Mrs. MARY HAWN. The Miami County SENTINEL says "Mrs. Bearss, formerly Miss MOLLIE HAWN, was well known of late years as one of the belles of Peru."
Since our last issue we have taken the following new subscribers: JOHN H. BROKAW, C. H. BROKAW, A. O. DAVIS, G. W. MEREDITH, H. B. SCOTT, C. S. WILLIAMS, I. C. BABCOCK, J. J. WAGONER, THOMAS BALL, WILLIAM WALLACE, Dr. A. R. THOMPSON, O. MARTIN...
Rev. Mr. DISBRO will be quartered at the residence of Mr. B. S. LYON, on south Jefferson street...

OBITUARY. (The following obituary notice was handed us by Mr. D. R. MARTIN, for publication, some two weeks since, but was mislaid.]
DIED. -On the 19th of March, 1874, near Rensselaer, Indiana, Mr. L. A. OSBORN, who was for many years a citizen of this county. Mr. Osborn was engaged in helping to raise a house, and as they were about finishing, one of the plates fell on him and broke one of his legs. The shock was too much for him. On the very next morning he passed into a deep sleep, and in a few hours passed away without a struggle. He was a faithful member of the M.E. Church and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for many years, and was really a good man and a useful citizen. His family has the sympathy of the whole community; and may the order in which he spent a good share of his life, see to it that the family receive all the benefits and attention due them. There are many persons who will remember Bro. Osborn as a sweet singer, both in the church and the Lodge room.

Mrs. MAGGIE SHARE, sister to the BEEBER boys, of Paris, Illinois, is here visiting, and will remain a month or two.
WILLIAM WALLACE, the jolly miller, of Akron, takes the UNION-SPY .. .
Mr. W. M. HUGHLING, one of Henry township's reliable citizens., came in Tuesday and renewed his acquaintance and his subscription ...
Mr. J. L. SLABAUGH, of Akron, one of the wealthy men of Henry township, called to renew his subscription We made his acquaintance about seventeen years ago
A. C. BEARSS, Esq., was in town seeing friends last week and spent some time in our sanctum. Mr. Bearss is at present mail agent on the I. P. & C. road ... He is an intelligent man, a close thinker, and an active worker in the Republican ranks He served three terms in the Nevada Legislature

Mrs. CLARK SKINNER, who has long been troubled with a nervous affliction, has been afflicted with a severe attack during the past week...
Mr. LEVI MERCER, who has been so severely afflicted with the worst species of rheumatism, is recovering very slowly... He has been prostrated over three months ...
Dr. A. K. PLANK has been suffering severely for three weeks with a bilious derangement, and a gathering on one of his legs, below the knee joint ... The Doctor has been a citizen of this place over twenty-three years, and this is the severest spell of sickness he has had to undergo...

LONGTOWN GOSSIP, April 10, 1874
There was a dance at Mr. GAVON MILLER's on Tuesday night last. Some members of the church were there, and danced all night. That's sorrowful ...
CHARLEY CRIPE, a little boy 8 years of age, came very near getting his head split open, a few days ago, by running under the ax while his brother was chopping wood.

For Representative ... GEORGE R. BEARSS ... Joint Representative of Kosciusko and Fulton counties...
For Justice of the Peace ... B. STAMM... for Rochester township ...

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, April 23, 1874

Lincoln has a new grocer by name of E. CLENDENING, Esq.

Health is moderately good at present, only one case of sickness that we are aware of, at present, Mrs. STEVENSON, who is suffering from an attack of fever but is better ...
FRANK WAGONER, son of J. F. WAGONER of our village, met with a severe accident on the 16th inst. While engaged in rolling a log at the mill his thumb was in some way caught between the log and skid, and terribly bruised. It is thought that amputation will be necessary ...

MUD CREEK EPISTLES, April 10, 1874
Miss SARAH CARTER has been chosen as teacher for the OLIVER SCHOOL. She must be a successful teacher, for this is her second term at that place.
JEREMIAH BAILY, formerly a citizen of this place, died near Fletcher's lake, Thursday evening aweek.
ORGANIZATION... of "The Ladies Temperance Union" on April 16, 1874 at the M. E. Church. . . (names mentioned): Mrs E. P. COPELAND, Mrs. MOLLOY, Mrs. C. JACKSON, Mrs. Dr. HILL, Mrs. Lydia PEARSON, Mrs. Dr. HECTOR, Mrs. E. M. RANNELLS, Mrs. M. COWGILL, Mrs. E. C. REX, Mrs. Josie RYLAND, Miss Ella REX, Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD, Mrs. M. GOULD, Mrs. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mrs. M. E. HERMAN, Mrs. N. L. LORD, Mrs. Amanda MERCER, Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE, Misses E. GOULD, Ella REX, Louisa BRACKETT, Mrs. H. FITZGERALD, Mrs. Robert GOULD, Mrs. B. S. LYON, Miss Jennie HILTON, Anna KEITH, May COPELAND, Mrs. Kate MIESCH, Minnie SHRYOCK.

J. ROSENBURG invested five dollars in the Kentucky Lottery and drawed three dollars and seventy cents. Lucky, JACOB.
Don't think FRANK SHIELDS passes you on the street with silent contempt. He has a boil on his neck and can't nod.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 15, 1874
As regards soil it is not surpassed in the county, and of course there are some splendid farms; among them... A. BRUCE, D. OBERMIRE, JONATHAN SMITH and SAM SMITH...
We found the people of that vicinity in good health, with the exception of uncle ABE BRUCE, who has been ailing for many months. We are glad to say, however, that he is getting better.
L. W. COOK, formerly of this place, but now a merchant of Farmer City, Illinois, was on a short visit here this week.
J. F. GRAHAM, of Logansport, who is in poor health, has moved into a part of our house.

SAMUEL MILLER renews his subscription before the time is out.
DANIEL B. MILLER is a law partner of CHARLES JOVENANT, (of) Remington, Indiana.
Mr. JACK ANDERSON, at the Hotel de Moon, is suffering with inflamation of the perioustium of the bone of the leg. A sorrowful situation.
WILLIAM CARTER, Esq., says that in the early days of Fulton county he chopped five cords of wood for $1.25, and it took it all to pay his taxes ...
NEW RESTAURANT. -Mr. O. MARTIN, at the well known stand, one door north of Balcony Hall, has fitted up his establishment in good style ... confectioneries ... warm meals of any kind ...
BLOOMINGSBURG. -Mr. F. P. WAUGH, a dealer in dry goods, groceries, boots, shoes, hats, caps, notions, &c, at Bloomingsburg, is determined not to be behind the times, has marked all his goods down to nearly cost... to sell only for cash or ready pay...

A daughter of R. P. GREGORY has the worst form of erysipelas in her foot.
Mr. LAFE WEBBER, south-west of town, consumpted, is confined to his bed.
L. M. DOWNEY, Esq., has a severe attack of erysipelas on the face and scalp.
Grandpa STAHL, who lately moved here from Ohio, has the erysipelas in his face.
Mrs. IRA STANLEY, at Col. SHRYOCK'S, is slowly improving, being able to sit up just a little.
Mr. MARK REED, north of the river, who has been seriously afflicted with lung fever, is slowly recovering.
Mr. DAN AGNEW, County Auditor, is at present dangerously afflicted with erysipelas in the ear and throat...

DEDICATORY. -The new PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, lately completed, at MT. ZION, will be dedicated to the service of Almighty God, next Sabbath, April 26th. The dedicatory sermon will be preached by Rev. Mr. HAWLEY, of Kentland. Rev. F. M. ELLIOT and other ministers will be present and officiate...

DIED. -April 11, 1874, of catarrahal fever, EDWIN, infant son of MARION PORTER, aged 8 months, and 8 days.
-Of disease of the heart, at the residence of the mother, west of Rochester, on Wednesday morning, April 15, 1874, Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE, aged 19 years and 2 months.
Edward was a fine young man, and possessed the faculty of becoming a useful and influential man. His death was very sudden yet not entirely unexpected. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, who mourn his early demise.
-At the residence of his son, Mr. J. J. ROBBINS, in this township, on Saturday last, JACOB ROBBINS, aged 78 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Grandfather Robbins was a native of Virginia, but spent a portion of his young life in Kentucky, but the last sixty years of his life in this State. He was a worthy and acceptable member of the Baptist church for forty-four vears, and his friends bear the testimony that he was an affectionate husband, a kind father, a good citizen and faithful Christian, and the world is no doubt better for his having lived in it.

UNION ITEMS, April 17.. 1874
DIED. -Of lung fever, on Tuesday, April 14th, Mr. JAMES McFARLAND. Deceased was an honest man.
Miss LOU McMAHAN contemplates attending the Normal school at Valparaiso, in September ...
Miss LINA McMAHAN is teaching the GREEN OAK SCHOOL. She says Green Oak is a lively place.
Mr. W. T. CARR paid Plymouth a flying visit last week, on business.

For Sheriff... A. E. BATCHELER...
For Treasurer.. THOMAS BALL, Henry Township.
For Recorder ... JAMES MAXEY, Union Township ...

JOHN F. ROBBINS has moved his wagon shop from Main street to the north end of Logan street ... By the way, John is the champion house mover in this part of the State ...

O. C. ALLEN, of South Whitley, Indiana, is paying Rochester a visit. We are personally acquainted with OLIVER, having been a school-boy with him here but a few years ago.

LAFE WEBER, who has been suffering with consumption for some time, is in a very critical condition.
FRED KIRKENDOLL and JIM BURNS, who have been spending the winter in Ohio, returned the other day.
BEN PATTON is an enterprising farmer; he may be seen behind his team of iron grays from early morn 'till dewey eve.
CHARLIE ORR talks grange as earnestly as STEVE DAVIDSON...
Miss MOLLIE BROWN, the accomplished young idea trainer in district eleven, adjourned her school last week sine die. Mumps in 'er troat.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, April 30, 1874

FRED FROMM has built an addition to his large store room.
Mrs. EMANUEL GOSS brought us some eating apples several days since...
D. W. LYON commenced his new house, on Pearl street, the 5th of March and completed it on the 27th of April...
WILLIAM TRIBBITT, Esq., one of the old settlers of Fulton county, has moved to town and expects to take his ease during the remainder of life's pilgrimage. He deserves it.

FULTON ITEMS, April 14, 1874
Dr. A. CANFIELD left Fulton on last Monday, bound for his former home in Minnesota.
WILL BRAMEN is again in our midst, having been on a visit to his relatives in Iowa.
G. W. COOK planted an acre of potatoes one day this week.
Mr. JAQUA, our school teacher was taken down sick with the lung fever on Thursday 26th.

AKRON DOTTINGS, April 20, 1874
DIED. -A few days ago DAVID MITCHELL was conveyed to his last resting place, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Funeral services by Rev. ALLAMAN, of Silver lake.
-Last Friday MILO BRIGHT buried his youngest daughter. Funeral services by Rev. JAMES LOVE.
The Akron school is under good heading. LAWSON NOYER is in command of the post...
WILLIAM ARNOLD, of the firm of ARNOLD & SON, has purchased the goods and rented the room formerly occupied by WEAVER & DANIELS, where he intends to dose out goods and groceries to all who will call upon him.
MAGGIE DAVIS will be regularly installed as clerk in the corner brick store.
CORNWELL has his cabinet shop on the foundation. He will soon be ready to wait upon customers.
F. DILLON has boarded up his wire fence to keep the pigs out.
E. A. ARNOLD moves to the west end of Akron this week. Dr. JOHNSON moves in as soon as Arnold is out. FRANK WEAVER, the painter, moved one mile east of Akron, last week. LEVI MIDDLETON will move where Johnson now lives...
Dr. TERRY and family, of Silver Lake, were visiting friends at Akron last Sabbath.
Rev. LEWELLYN, the new minister at Akron, preached his first sermon at this place last Sabbath, but the congregation was rather small.
R. C. WALLACE intends to open dental rooms in Akron, and raise a few achers.
JOE DAY don't care whether school keeps or not. He is happy because it is a girl. ELIAS SHRIVER can't work for a week, because it's a boy.
H. McCLOUD is running the first wagon and Dr. SUTTON the first buggy manufactured by the firm of DILLON. & STRONG, and they both feel happy...
A. ONSTOTT has the champion rose bush.

SOL MILLER drives a large span of horses.
FRANK WELLS is sick; he said he only eat eighteen eggs.
SOL NEWCOMER is a happy man; he has secured himself a wife.
The Trustee is erecting board fences around all the school houses in Aubbeenaubbee township.
PHILIP WAGONER had very bad luck; he dropped his watch into the water.
HATTY MILLER is not married yet, neither is LAMON SWINHART.
KITTY STAHL is going to Rochester to learn dress-making.
MARTIN RARRICK has got a new suit of clothes.
Last Wednesday night aweek somebody laid a baby on the doorstep at Mr.
LEVI YOUNG'S. Mrs. YOUNG heard a buggy go up the road and then after awhile it returned slow and still; then she heard the dogs bark and told her husband that she believed there was somebody stealing corn. Something on the steps was heard, but they supposed it to be the dog. In the morning when Mr. Young arose to build a fire and went out to get some wood he discovered a bundle lying on the steps; he unfolded it and seen what it was, then called for his wife, telling her he had found a baby. She was so frightened that she did not know what to do. It was folded in a piece of a quilt. They named it RHODA.

MOUNT NEBO PILLS, April 17, 1874
B. C. WILSON has finished his garden fence, and it looks much better than expected.
Mr. REED is improving slowly, but is not able to sit up yet.
HORACE WILSON is pleased because it's a dish washer.
MARRIED. -April 11th, at the residence of Rev. A. E. BATCHELOR, of Rochester, Mr. FINLY CLAY to Miss LOUISA HOOVER, all of Mt. Nebo...
CLARK HICKMKN is very busily engaged in buying hogs ...
BILLY METZCAR has rented his father's farm. He gets everything furnished him and gets half he can raise.
HENRY MOW plowed while it was snowing the other day.
LAN RALSTIN comes down to BECK's to visit the old man while he is sick; he has a girl, too, and some think that is the reason.

GREEN OAK INKLINGS, April 20, 1874
DAVID CORBEN, half mile south of town, has got his new barn nearly completed, it is large and conveniently arranged ...
Wonder where R. A. NEW keeps himself? Hasn't been seen in meeting or Sabbath or singing school for nine months. It may be he is off looking for a new partner in the firm.
The youths of the COLLINS SCHOOL are being trained by Miss LUCY SMITH and those of GREEN OAK by Miss CHRISTINA McMAHAN; Miss EVA AULT, of Rochester, is teaching the MT. TABOR SCHOOL...
ISAAC MAXWELL looks splendid under that granger hat ...
The Green Oak Sabbath school was reorganized on last Sabbath... elected as officers: W. SHELTON, Superintendent; JACOB R. MILLER, assistant superintendent; Miss LUCY SMITH, secretary; WM. CARUTHERS, Choirester; HIRAM CARRUTHERS, treasurer; WM. E. SHELTON, librarian.
Rev. Mr. BELL, of the Akron work, has been assigned the Lincoln circuit, and will preach at Green Oak next Sabbath morning...
JERRIE SMITH is once more a happy man. He pees a poy dis time, a little granger. (sic)

We had the pleasure of grasping the hand of J. YOST WHEATLEY, last Saturday. We'd judge him to be a pleasant, intelligent gentleman, with an eye for the 'gals.'
An excellent dinner was given at the STICKLES-CULVER wedding, on last Sunday, and among the heavy eaters ... we noticed WILLIS LINE, LON RANNELLS, HAVEY SPENCER, SCOTT SHIELDS, CURG RANNELLS (the only boy that had the courage to kiss the bride), J. G. PEARSON, WILL SHELTON, ENOCH McCOY, WILL REX, and Deputy Sheriff SAMUEL SWARTWOUDT, Esq. [NOTE: WALTER W. STICKLES m. NETTIE CULVER, April 26, 1874. -Ed.]

THO. MEREDITH is the proprietor of a bran new girl ...
The HOOVER SCHOOL HOUSE, situated five miles east of Rochester, took fire from the flue, on last Thursday, and burned down.
JOSEPH ARNOLD was driving along the highway the other day when a buggy spindle broke causing him to jump out, on his head and try to walk off on his ears.

HIRAM ANDERSON, Fulton county's pioneer blacksmith, says he has known many a man in Rochester to get so drunk on imagination that he didn't know anything.
CHARLIE ORR is in trouble; he has lost his dog...

Sheriff MOON, JOE BEEBER and Capt. ELAM were at Michigan City, Monday.
OSCAR DECKER is a very fine engraver on metal. He can be found at C. C. WOLF'S.
The HOOVER SCHOOL HOUSE, on the Akron road, was destroyed by fire on week ago to-day.
JOHN BLENIS, of Delphi, has taken up his abode in this city, and proposes to apply himself as a plasterer.
One of Mr. SAMUEL's pretty daughters is assisting her father in the new merchant tailoring establishment.
LON RANNELLS and his pretty sister, IDA, attended the Odd Fellows Celebration at Michigan City, Monday.
Mrs. DICK VAN DIEN does the honors behind the counter at the EAGLE BAKERY, opposite the court house, Pearl street.
D. L. BECK, JONATHAN DAWSON and I. W. BROWN shelled us out greenbacks inside of a half hour, Tuesday morning.
DIED. -On Friday evening, April 24th, at the residence of his mother, of neuralgia of the heart, DANIEL M. REID, aged 25 vears, and 16 days.
Deceased was a young man of more than ordinary promise; he was the idolized pet of the family and a general favorite among his acquaintances. It is supposed he contracted the disease while waiting upon the family who have just emerged from a hard spell of sickness. He will be missed and mourned by all those who know him. His burial was attended on the Sabbath by a large concourse of mourning friends.

REPUBLICAN CORPORATION CONVENTION... last evening (April 29th) at Balcony Hall... On motion of Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD, Hon. M. L. ESSICK was called to the chair... Capt. JOHN ELAM was elected secretary. (names mentioned): JONATHAN ROSS, CHAS. JACKSON, D. S. GOULD, E. J. KENNEDY, E. E. COWGILL, J. H. BEEBER, T. J. McCLARY, SCOTT SHIELDS, L. S. EMRICK... For Treasurer - CHAS. JACKSON. For Assessor - JOHN BLANCHARD. Central Committee - DAVID ROSE, Dr. HILL, J. H. BEEBER...

DEMOCRATIC CORPORATION CONVENTION... at the Court House, Monday evening last... called to order by ROBERT WALLACE ... Dr. C. F. HARTER was made President... A. T. BITTERS and J. S. SLICK were elected secretaries... (names mentioned); J. F. FROMM, C. VANTRUMP, L. M. MONTGOMERY, J. GEARSON, E. R. HERMAN, JOSEPH LAUER, ... For Clerk - M. O. REES. For Treasurer - F. RICHTER. For Assessor - J. W. DAVIS... On motion of Mr. LOU FEDER the convention declared in favor of Mr. SHANNON MACKEY for Marshal...

LONGTOWN ITEMS, April 21, 1874
Mr. GEORGE BABCOCK was very sick last week, but is better now.
There was a dance at JOHN MILLER'S, Monday night last...

FROM PIN HOOK, April 24, 1874
DIED. -April 5, 1874, Mother WERNER, aged 77 vears 7 months. Infirmity of old age was supposed to be the cause of her death. The funeral services were conducted at the residence of her son, HENRY WERNER, with whom she had lived since the death of her husband, which occurred in Germany several years ago. The aged as well as the young are called from the shores of time to try the unalterable laws of eternity.
Miss MARTHA SCOTT, a former resident of this neighborhood, is here visiting friends. Their present home is in Ohio.
Mr. OBED ALLEN and family have returned from Rochester to his farm. He is a tiller of the soil, but we don't know whether he intends to become a granger or not.
LOUIS PHELTER has rented his farm to Mr. MARTIN ARVIN, on account of ill health.
Sabbath school was reorganized last Sabbath. THOMAS MERCER and GEORGE CARTER, superintendents...

Will exhibit at Rochester, Thursday, May 7, 1874, 1,000 men and horses! Eighth Annual Tour of America ---
THE GREAT FOREPAUGH SHOW... 8 Centre Pole Tents! ... 1,500 wild beasts........

ROCHESTER UNTON-SPY, Thursday, May 7, 1874

Walnut is improving. J. N. BITTERS and W. BURNETT are erecting a large store room on Main street, 22x6O feet, two stories high, which will be an ornament to the town.

[letter from Holden, Mo., April 26, 1874, signed WILL H. McCOY]... My advice to all that has any idea of coming west, is to stay where you are, plow deep, plant early, be contented...

[letter from Oswego, Kansas, April 22, 1874, signed JEREMIAH WINDBIGLER] ... I have purchased a farm in this county, five miles west of Oswego. (Labett county)...

The summer term of SCHOOL is being taught by OLLIE BAILY.
The members of the GRANGE lodge at this place number about forty.
A child of JOSEPH SAMPSELL died the other evening, but, sorry to say, we did not learn the particulars. - - - - J. ANDREW WERTZ.

We have a DEBATING SOCIETY formed at OLIVER'S SCHOOL HOUSE... The subject discussed last Friday evening was: Resolved, That the word male sho'd be stricken from the constitution. Mr. LOVETT, the affirmative and Mr. BUTLER, the negative ... After a lively discussion it was decided best for the women to wear the dress awhile yet.
JOEL TOWNSEND sold a work horse last week for $200.

The Tiosa GRANGE is now in good working order and doing well.

LONGTOWN GOSSIP, April 29, 1874
FRANK STETSON's happy as can be because it is a "little granger."
Mr. WILLIAM MARTIN is quite poorly. Mr. YOUNG has a very sick child. IDA MILLER has been very sick but is recovering.

PAUL HETZNER has found lead on his farm.
JOHN WAGONER goes up to Mud Creek. I guess he will get the girl that he is fishing for.
The folks can look for warm weather. LAMON SWINERART went barefoot last week...
Mrs. MILLER has taken that little baby left at Mr. YOUNG's last week. They have adopted it in their family. They call it LULA DELL MILLER.
Well, Mollie, JESSE BIDDINGER has got a new buggy.
HENRY and MARTHA SHADEL have moved in their new house. Martha goes home every day to see her pa and ma.

BANK CLOSED. -We now have the sorrowful news to record of the closing of the FARMERS' LOAN AND DEPOSIT BANK, of this city. This bank withstood the late financial storm and seemed well able to meet all claims at any time, but very unexpectedly to all, it was compelled to close its doors last Monday. Mr. WM. ASHTON, the owner of the bank, left home this day aweek for the purpose, as he says, of securing some means with which to cash his checks and accounts until outstanding funds could be collected but during his absence the clerk was compelled to borrow money and finally closed the bank and awaited the return of Mr. Ashton, who arrived on the midnight train Tuesday.
Wednesday morning the depositors assembled and appointed a committee to wait on the banker, who received them kindly, and stated to them that he was willing to assign every dollar's worth of his real and personal property for the security of his depositors and creditors. The committee and Mr. Ashton stated the same to the assembled depositors, who immediately designated Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD, Mr. JONATHAN DAWSON and Mr. CALVIN VANTRUMP, as proper assignees to examine the condition of the bank, and also of his personal effects and real estate. All creditors seem kindly disposed, and feel hopeful that they will yet recover a large per cent, if not the full amount deposited. All confidence has been placed in the bank and banker, and in consequence large deposits were made by citizens of town and county, and should the bank prove unable to finally meet its demands it will be detrimental to the business interests of this city. What the investigation may develop we hardly dare surmine.

JAMES GAINER sawed his thumb, last Saturday. As it is not very serious we wont tell how he did it.

W. GRINDEL has his mill running, on JACOB WHITTENBERGER's farm.
WILLIAM BITTERS is going to mould brick as soon as the clay thaws out.
WILLIAM WALLACE is gaining custom daily in the Akron mills.
F. DILLON has gone to see his parents in Henry county.
JEFF McCLANEHAM, living three miles north-east of Akron, had his dwelling and part of its contents consumed by fire last week. Quite a loss, as it was a new two-story house just finished. No insurance.
F. DANIELS is buying up calves. He is going to manufacture his own leather for his harness shop.
BEN NOFTSGER is out in his bran new huxter wagon.

ADAM SCHOLDER and GEORGE WALLACE each have a new picket fence in front of their residence, on Jefferson street.
JACOB BECK, of Danville, Illinois, is in Rochester. Jake left here about the first of January with his family and a stock of groceries, and engaged there in business, but says it was a poor place; sold out and returned only to find Rochester good enough for him.
G. M. SARGENT has placed a fence between his lot and S. KEELY's that on a direct line passes through the latter's grape arbor and wood-shed. Mr. Sargent intends building a fine residence on his lot this summer.
The debt on the BAPTIST CHURCH of this place has been discharged...
The following were the officers elected by the Baptist Sunday school last Sunday: Supt., W. J. WILLIAMS; Aslt, Supt. E. RITENOUR; Treas. C. FITZGERALD; Secretary, B. F. DAWSON; As't Secretary, Miss MARY BROWN; Librarians, ADDISON REITER and TOMIE SHAFER.

C. KAMMERER & J. FIESER, Manufacturers of First-class Carriages, Buggies, Spring Wagons and Wagons of all kinds ... Horse Shoeing ... Quick Sales and Small Profits ... Come and give us a call at Kammerer's old stand on Main street ...

D. WHITEHEAD pays $5 and takes three copies of the UNION-SPY.
D. S. GOULD's new store is nearly completed, and presents the finest show windows in town.
Mr. H. N. TROUTMAN, of Kewanna, came in and subscribed, Tuesday, not because of the new arrival at his house but because he wants to read the paper.
Mrs. S. BRICKLE gave us ... nice bunch of rhubarb...
J. ANDREW WERTZ, of Lincoln, and J. YOST WHEATLY, of Wagoners, now write over their proper name ...
Mr. A. BAKER is the gentleman who took the contract and did the carpenter work on the new addition to the SPY office.
E. B. CHINN has had his delivery wagon newly painted and fixed up in good style, and one of NEFF's PATENT SPRING EQUALIZERS attached...
Dr. PLANK is again able to move around a little by the aid of crutches ...
Mr. WILL MATTHEWS, a steady young man of Peru, gave us a call Tuesday, and talks some of doing the fine painting at Mr. Heffley's wagon manufactory. The young ladies of this city will no doubt welcome him as a happy accession.
We neglected for two weeks to mention the return of Mr. B. F. BROWN, from Cedar Falls, Iowa... He will return in the fall.
Rev. Mr. SKINNER moved his household effects to Waterloo, yesterday...
We now have the pleasure of introducing to the citizens of Rochester and Fulton county, Mr. GRIFFITH WALTERS, as foreman and cutter in Feder & Silberberg's merchant tailoring department. Formerly... employed in... New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Chicago, and with thirty-five years experience...

DIED. -On Tuesday evening, April 28, 1874, at the residence of B. B. PATTON, of consumption, LAFAYETTE WEBER, aged 19 years and 4 months.
Deceased was a talented young man, but all his secular prospects were crushed when seized with that dreadful disease, consumption. He had been suffering for about two years, but was not thought incurable until about six months ago. He was attacked with hemorrhage of the lungs two weeks before his death, and had been confined to his bed ever since. He was an orphan; his father having died of the same disease eleven years before. He united with the M.E. church when 17 vears old, and when he found he must die, was perfectly resigned to his fate; he died in full hope of a glorious resurrection. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. SKINNER, on Thursday.

(Dissolution) Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between WILLIAM MILLER and ELISHA NEFF, known by the firm name of MILLER & NEFF, wagon and carriage manufacturers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent... April 28, 1874. Mr. Miller will continue the business at the old stand ...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month ending April 30: Mary C. ANDERSON, Miss Joy L. ANDERSON, Miss Sarah BOWMAN, James BRADY, Frank BRINE, Mrs. Vina BURGET, Wm. B. CLARK, Mary COOK, Charles CROOSE, Duncan PERRY, James ELOTE, George ELLOTE, John GAST, Daniel GATTON, Mrs. Ida JONES, Geo. KNOLLENBURG, Miss Ammy MILLER, Mr. Melini MILLER, Francis M. MOORE, Henry MOSES, George PACKER, Miss Sarah PHILIPS, John ROBERTSON, Henry H. SHERIDAN, H. W. SNOOT, George SMITH, Mr. SPAKE, J. D. THURSTON, George WHITE, Emma M. WHITE, David ZORTMAN. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

Old mother CAMRON died recently.
Quite an excitement in town on the evening of April 30th, over a very small fire in the dwelling of Mr. RHENO, our fat shoemaker, but happily for his numerous customers, it did not cause him to peg his last.
JOHN STUBBS, our deaf and dumb shoemaker, takes the SPY, and reads it, too ...

Our merchant, T. J. HOLCOMB, is doing a fair business in spite of all the efforts of the one-horse peddlers and swindling hucksters to injure his trade...
Rev. THOMAS REED, of Fulton, preached at Mount Tabor, on Sunday evening the 26th, to a large audience...
Miss EVA AULT is training the young ideas at Mount Tabor, with great success ...
ELIAS McMILLEN has gone to Peru to work in a lime kiln. I am sorry to part with him and so is a certain lady... - - - - J. YOST WHEATLEY.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, May 14, 1874

The old ROCHESTER BAND WAGON has been purchased lately by the Waupecong band. Waupecong is in the south-west corner of Miami county.
The Fulton County Board of Education met at the Court House. . . May 1, 1874, . . (names mentioned): Prof. W. H. GREEN, J. DAWSON, .. representing the following townships and corporations:
Union, J. A. BARNETT;
Aubbeenaubbee, W. D. MOON;
Richland, ELI ROGERS;
Newcastle, C. HAIMBAUGH;
Henry, E. A. ARNOLD;
Rochester, J. R. SHOUP;
Rochester corporation, N. L. LORD and J. DAWSON,;
Kewanna corporation, Dr. HOWELL, Dr. THOMPSON and J. PHILLIPS...
- - - -Dr. BROWN...

The GRAY BROTHERS are preparing to erect a saw mill in Henry township, near the Hartman school house ...
Rev. THOMPSON, brother of Dr. THOMPSON, of Lincoln, is holding a series of very interesting meetings at Lincoln...
Mr. FRANK CUNNINGHAM is teaching the school at HOPEWELL. He is a pleasant, intelligent young man, well fitted for his position, and we predict for him a brilliant career. - - - - J. YOST WHEATLEY.

FULTON ITEMS, April 28, 1874
Messrs. JENKINS & POWELL, our druggists, continue to fill up their store with everything in the drug line ...
Mr. JOSEPH CHAMP, living about two and a half miles east of here, has been dangerously ill for some time past.
Dr. O. P. WAITE has bad his office painted white.
W. D. MARTIN is quite sick.
Mr. JOHN CHATMAN who has been away on a visit for a few days is again in our midst
The mill is again in running order.

We learn that Mr. WM. ARVIN is confined to his bed with consumption.

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 8, 1874
They call G. TALBOT pap, and DAN. MARTENY grandpap, all because a stranger arrived at the residence of the former.

The REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE of Fulton County convened at the court house, Saturday, May 9th... (names mentioned): E. E. COWGILL, J. H. BEEBER, Hon. M. L. ESSICK, Hon. P. S. TROUTMAN ... speeches... by Mr. ESSICK, HULING, BATCHELOR, SHRYOCK, BEARSS, BRANTHOFFER, BARNETT, TROUTMAN and COWGILL... J. H. BEEBER, Chairman, T. MAJOR BITTERS, Secly.

EMMA RICHTER is enjoying the mumps.
Miss MOLLIE HOLMES was in town last week. Her visits
to Rochester, of late, are not frequent.
T. MAJOR BITTERS is the architect of the new building on the south-east corner of this lot.
ELLA WALLACE received the first prize at the writing school, Saturday evening, for the most improvement.
Miss SARAH SAMUEL returned from Ohio, last Tuesday noon, where she has been for some months visiting relatives.

The failure of the FARMERS' LOAN AND DEPOSIT BANK falls with crushing effect on this neighborhood. Among those who have deposits are P. COOK, S. DAVIDSON, GEORGE MOORE, E. GILLET, JAMES VAN METER and P. HOOT.
SHANNON CUTSHALL 'smole' one of the hugest smiles I ever beheld when he informed me that it was a "bouncing boy, and weighed eleven and a half pounds."
FOREPAUGH'S SHOW did not fill the bills, and, to make matters worse, was followed by the worst set of gamblers, thieves and pick-pockets that ever cursed Rochester. REUBEN CARR had his pocket-book, containing THIRTYPFIVE dollars, taken, and HENRY HUFFMAN's pocket was bled to the tune of fifty.
Mr. JAMES RUSSELL and wife, who went to Illinois last fall for their health, failed to find it, came near "crossing the dark river," and at last concluded to come back to Sprinkleburg. They are fully persuaded that there are worse places in the world than Fulton county.

(Trustees' Notice) Notice is hereby given that WILLIAM ASHTON, of Rochester, Fulton county, Indiana, by his certain deed of assignment, executed on the 11th day of May 1874, conveyed to the undersigned, for the benefit of all his creditors, all his estate both real and personal, including notes, book accounts, choses in action and judgments in which he had any interest. NATHAN L. LORD, JONATHAN DAWSON, CALVIN VANTRUMP, Trustees.

NEW MEAT MARKET, CHAS BROWN, Propr., in the BEEBER BLOCK, south of the Court House... Beef Cattle Wanted... May 14, 1874.

DIED. -At Walnut, Marshall county, on Tuesday, May 12, 1874, Mrs. RUTH BITTERS, aged 30 years and 12 days.
The deceased has long been afflicted with that fatal disease consumpttion. She was a good Christian woman and died with a full hope of a joyous resurrection. She leaves behind her a husband and two bright little daughters to mourn her early death. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. DIXON, and the funeral was attended by many friends, who extended their sympathy to the broken family.

Rev. E. J. DELP is now at Denver, Indiana.
Have your Family and Bible Records filled out by J. C. MULKINS.
CHARLEY WISE, of Libby Prison notoriety, is repairing the SERGENT building.
The BEEBER boys are enterprising. Still another building is going up on the BEEBER BLOCK this week.
JOE BEEBER's capture and escape from the rebels during the rebellion, would make a very readable book.
Mr. REED, proprietor of the Empire House, is putting up a splendid article of Cream Beer. He will furnish it to parties and pic-nics at forty cents per dozen bottles.
Among the friends we met at Walnut, yesterday, was Mr. and Mrs. AB. BOWERS, Mrs. EMMA SHOEMAKER, Miss KATIE BITTERS, Mrs. LEMUEL BITTERS and Mr. W. H. BUNNEL.
Miss LAURA BELL WHITTENBERGER, one of the prettiest girls in Henry township, was visiting in Rochester last week.
J. MILLER, formerly teller at Ashton's bank, is now engaged at the Auditor's office. JIMMY is a fine young man, ...
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. HORTON and Miss EMMA CARVEY, of Lincoln, called at our office last Thursday...
Dr. A. CABLE, of Gilead, called on Tuesday...
Mr. LEVI MERCER, who has been so sadly afflicted with rheumatism for the past six months, started last Tuesday noon, in company with his daughter, MARY, for Arkansas, to take a few draughts from the Arkansas hot springs. They may not return until in August.
Mrs. REBECCA DOANE, of Noble county, Indiana, and Mrs. MARGARET SNYDER, of Wabash, are having an old-time visit in this county among their many friends and relations. They spent a few days in this place, and are now in the east part of the county, about Akron. Although they are our sisters, we can hardly realize the fact, having met only after long intervals since our childhood days.

WILL YOU HELP? Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars Must be Raised by the Fourth of June... [editor of the SPY says he has been trying to sell property in Peru, but without success, and must make payment on the SPY. He has nearly $500 on the books...]

GEORGE HAKINS is putting a new roof on his barn and otherwise repairing it.
Rev. Mr. HIATT is holding meeting at the Christian chapel ... eloquent speaker, a gentleman and a scholar.
LEM FIELD's expectations are now confirmed. It's a boy. .... Later - W. H. MORGAN, boy; AD. ZORTMAN, girl ...

Property continues to change hands in our burg. Mr. G. H. BYRD has purchased a house and lot of three acres.
F. P. WAUGH, our merchant, says the grangers are bringing about the cash system; he thinks it a good thing.
A. STOLTZ is doing a thriving business here in the way of blacksmithing and manufacturing wagons.
MOUNT NEBO NEWS, May 7, 1874
MARTIN REED has been confined to his room 68 days ... He is mending very fast now... under the treatment of Dr. SPOHN.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, May 21, 1874


Dr. HECTOR and Dr. BOSWELL have new BOARD WALKS in their front yards.
Capt. DAVID RADER and family expect to spend the summer months in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
POLK McMAHAN, well-known in this county, died recently at the soldier's home at Dayton, Ohio.
GEO. BEARSS wears a granger hat. WILLIAM BEARSS' health is improving. Hon. D. R. BEARSS, their father, has been unable to get out of the house for several weeks.

A. G. VANDEGRIFT, east of here, has his new barn completed, a very neat and convenient building... JACOB R. MILLER is the man to employ...
SAMUEL McCARTER's east end is much in need of a few hundred new shingles.
The MT. TABOR DRAMATIC SOCIETY is said to be progressing finely. "Ten Nights in the Tombs" is their first piece.

GEORGE SWIHART has removed three miles east of town.
BILL HATCH is erecting a new house near the railroad. JOHN THOMPSON is also erecting one on the west side of town.
M. LEW ENYART has bought the harness shop formerly owned by H. M. NIEL ... Niel has set up a tan shop.
The school at this place is progressing finely, with Miss O. BAILEY as teacher.
Miss OLLIE HOOVER is very sick.

GEO. VAN SKIKE has been very "cheeky" for the past few days --- mumps.
Those who wish to while away their leisure hours by reading have a splendid opportunity of procuring books at RANNELLS & PLANK's circulating library.

Miss LIZZIE McGRAW came home from school sick.
Mrs. MOHLER is slowly recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia.
Our corporation election resulted in the selection of F. J. HEINBERGER, ELI LEITER and L. H. SHATTO for trustees, and JOHN MYERS for clerk, treasurer and assessor.
C. S. GRAHAM, ex-county commissioner, long and favorably known throughout this county, has removed from this place to Defiance county, Ohio....

UNION ITEMS, May 17, 1874
UNION SABBATH SCHOOL was organized on last Sunday, and the following officers were elected: M. J. PENCE, superintendent; Mr. A. G. SINKS, secretary; Mr. H. DRAKE, treasurer and G. B. GROVE, librarian.
In company with several others we paid Pin Hook a visit on last Sabbath. We spent the day at the residence of Mr. , (and Mrs.) SWARTS ...
JOHN PENCE, D. EDWARDS and W. WOODFILL, of this neighborhood, carry long faces on account of the failure of ASHTON'S BANK.
Miss CHRISTENA PENCE is visiting friends and relatives at Indianapolis. We wish her a happy time.

AKRON DOTTINGS, May 18, 1874
CORNWELL's cabinet shop is nearly completed but Mrs. CORNWELL can beat the hatter that made the hats, to trim and fit the hats on the heads of those that want hats.
WILHOIT, WHITTENBERGER & CO., have had quite a siege in the law business. JOSEPH got beat in the lower courts but he says he will see what virtue there is in the higher courts. Joseph has the eternal grit. This community is rejoiced to know that WILHOIT has the AKRON MAIL ROUTE for another term, as Joseph is the right man in the right place.
JET MOORE and several other boys made some money sticking up show bills; I am glad to see you undustrious boys.
MARRIED. -JOHN DAY and Miss MANVILLE. The happy pair and several visitors came on the cars as far as Silver Lake. Johny walked seven miles to his paps and got the team and wagon to bring his precious freight home...
M. BRIGHT has bought a fourth interest in an ice house.
ALEX. CURTIS' friends from Ohio are visiting at this place.

(Notice of Attachment) Before F. M. DAY, a Justice of the Peace of Liberty township, SAMUEL V. GORDON vs JAMES WISNER... affidavit and bond ... attachment... affidavit that defendant was a non-resident of the State of Indiana... May 16, 1874.

Messrs. SHIELDS & TRACY, the well-known butchers, will re-open their meat market next Monday morning, May 22d...
New Millinery, Mrs. G. I. MILLER...

G. M. SERGENT is the father of the prettiest twins in town.
A. C. BEARSS, Esq., was in town Tuesday. He reports his father still very poorly.
L. M. MONTGOMERY is now a resident of the third ward. He lives in a fine brick house.
F. GILLMAN, who has long been a resident of this place, moves this week to Logansport. Mr. Gillman for some time has been engaged as superintendent of Eel River rail road shops, and this move is for the purpose of convenience.
Mr. ALEX PORTER, of Peru, was visiting Mrs. TRUE and other friends in this place last week.
Mrs. JOHN H. BEEBER, who has been prostrated for some eight weeks, is now able to move about the house.
Mr. THOS. X. SATTERTHWAIT, who has been employed for some time as jeweler at the BAZAR, returned to his home in Lima, Ohio, Monday. Tommy is a jolly boy and we are sorry to part with him.
Rev. Mr. SKINNER was telegraphed Saturday evening to preach the funeral of Miss MARY STURGEON, on Monday. He came in time, performed the funeral ceremonies, visited a few friends, and started home by way of Peru, Tuesday.

DIED. -In Rochester, last evening, between eight and nine o'clock, SILAS A. TRUSLOW, son of G. W. TRUSLOW, aged about 18 years.
The deceased was confined to his bed but a few days, but the disease, lung fever, done its work very quick. The funeral will take place this afternoon, at 4 o'clock.
-In Valparaiso, on Thursday, May 14th, 1874, FREDDIE, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN ELAM, of this place.
Freddie was a bright little boy, just two years old; and being the only son he was the pride of a happy little family. Mrs. Elam and the children were at Valparaiso visiting when he took sick. Captain ELAM was sent for, but all that human aid could do would not save the child. The funeral and burial took place at Valparaiso.
-In Rochester, May 16, 1874, Miss MARY STURGEON, daughter of ENOCH and ANN M. STURGEON, aged 16 years, 3 months and 14 days.
Mary was born near this place and has remained constantly with her parents. She was what everybody called a good girl, always cheerful, kind, forbearing, obedient and truthful. She had been regular in attendance at the private and public schools of Rochester, and as a student was patient, persevering and thorough. She was pure in thought, word and deed, and in January last, united with the M.E. Church, gave abundant evidences of faith and acceptance, and has ever since been a faithful consistent Christian.
Her funeral was attended by the largest concourse of people this place has known for a long time. The following are the resolutions passed by the Graded School, of which she was a member....... WM. J. WILLIAMS, Principal, WM. J. SICKMAN, Teacher.

(Dissolution)...CONNER & BROWN Attorneys, was dissolved on the 15th inst., by limitation. I. CONNER, I. W. BROWN, May 21, 1874.

DEDICATION. -The CHRISTIAN CHAPEL in LINCOLN will be dedicated the 2d Lord's day of June. The sermon will be delivered by O. A. BURGES, President of North-western Christian University, Indianapolis, no preventing providence. Dr. VAL THOMPSON.

Mr. ANDREW STRONG, of Akron ... Yesterday he reported a club of eighteen and $27 in cash. The following are the names: P. VICKERY, A. J. RUGH, H. S. McCLOUD, SAM'L TOWNSEND, HUGH BRYANT, DANIEL HIVELY, DAN DANIELS, ISAAC SEARS, S. ASHLEMAN, THOS. J. PARKER, ELI McKEE, Dr. J. SUTTON, A. STRONG, H. PRESSNELL, M. YEAGLEY, J. E. SLAYBAUGH, E. GILLET, G. OSGOOD.


Mr. LAWRENCE, just west of town, has began putting up his hop-poles. He raises a large crop of hops every year.
CHARLES JACKSON is pushing things along rapidly towards having a house.
How the failure of the FARMER's BANK has spoiled building interests for the season. No less than eight plans have been frustrated.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, May 28-. 1874

Mr. and Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK are preparing to occupy their new residence on Main street.
R. N. RANNELLS, mine host of the CENTRAL HOUSE, was absent for a week or more on a visit to Ohio.
Mr. JEWELL, the lakeist, keeps sixteen boats for hire, and expects to build two or three more...

KEWAMA ITEMS, May 21, 1874
The lung fever seems to be quite common this spring and unusually severe. Mrs. MOHLER and AL. McKEE are both recovering from an attack of the above named disease. THOS. WILSON was taken with a very severe congestive chill last Saturday night, and for about an hour it was thought his minutes were numbered but by prompt restoratives he has quite recovered.

Mr. JAQUA has commenced SINGING SCHOOL here.
Mr. CARRUTHERS has been teaching here during the winter and spring. He is a splendid teacher.
Mr. JENKINS and Dr. WAITE were out hunting on the 18th but failed to find any game.
Mr. McLUCAS has had his house and fence painted. BILL BRAMEN is having his grocery painted red inside and whitewashed outside. It looks rather gay.
OSCAR SNOOK and wife have left here to make their home in Larville, Whitley county, this State...
Mr. CHATMAN, the shoemaker, is talking of settling in Logansport.
Health very poor here at present. WM. D. MARTIN is still very bad. Hopes, however, are entertained of his recovery.
DIED. -On the 18th of May, of brain fever, EVA BARCUS, youngest daughter of FREDRICK and MARY BARCUS, aged near 2 years. Funeral services held at the M.E. church on the 20th, by Rev. RANDOLPH.

MARTIN MATHEWS had quite a fire on the 11th. His stable was consumed, and a horse ... a ton of hay, forty or fifty bushel of oats ... harness, saddles ... were all lost... Among the first who reached the fire was TOMMY REEDER. He was plowing in a field, a half mile away ... he burned his feet so bad that he can scarcely get about ...
DIED. -Monday 11th inst., of consumption, Mrs. TILLY McMAHON. The deceased has been lingering for some months, and all hopes have long since abandoned for her recovery. Thursday, 14th, her husband, Mr. McMAHON, also died. Thus in four short days husband and wife were called into the presence of their God, where there will be no more separation.

The following named persons have made application as teachers in the Rochester public school for the ensuing year: Misses WILLIAMS, BROWN, NEAL, LONG, STRADLEY, BRACKETT, STERNER and OLNEY.
On last Saturday, FRANK GUNCKLE, a young man living near town, met with an accident that may prove very dangerous. He was holding an uncorked bottle of powder in his hand, when accidentally some ashes from a pipe, which he was smoking fell into the bottle causing it to explode, driving the fragments of glass into his hand and making severe lacerations.
Master WILLIE BOWMAN fell from a swing one day last week and dislocated his right elbow.

A son of ED. ANDERSON tried his little hatchet on a favorite pear tree of his father's, but the indignant sire failed to see it in the same light as did the fond progenitor of the immortal George. The young man was bent on doing something remarkable but after being bent on his father's knee for a while he was heard to remark that "The Geo. Washington business is about played out."

The consolidated birthday party of Mr. WILLIAM SHELTON and Miss ELSIE KEEGAN, at the residence of T. MAJOR BITTERS, last Wednesday evening, was a nice affair ...

JOE GREGORY is the longest man in Pin Hook.
GEORGE HAVER is the best looking young man in town.

AKRON DOTTINGS, May 25, 1874
BILLY STRONG has gone to Manchester to learn the art of painting.
ELY STRONG looks three inches taller, because it is a girl.

CHARLES JACKSON's new residence is ready to raise.
WILLIAM WALLACE, of Akron, was in town Saturday, fat and hearty.
The BAZAR & FARMERS' store advertise to close out their stock at cost.
Miss MOLLIE HORTON is a very fine pianist. She gave us some sweet music at the wedding.
JOSEPH CHAMP, of Liberty township, is recovering from a protracted spell of sickness.
JONATHAN DAWSON sold 13,800 sweet potato plants since last Monday morning. Pretty good.
O. MARTIN is selling the celebrated CREAM BEER, manufactured by Mr. REED of the EMPIRE HOUSE.
Dr. DANZIGER has put down a nice new SIDEWALK in front of his building on Main street. Who will be the next?
C. C. WOLF, ISAAC WASHINGTON BROWN, Esq., and ourself are widowers pro tem, during a protracted visit of three ladies.
Miss JENNIE TRACY, an active young lady, formerly of Peru, is now doing honors in the dining room at the CENTRAL HOUSE.
M. L. ESSICK and G. W. HOLEMAN have formed a new law firm, with their office in the second story of the BALCONY BUILDING ...
Mr. ELI STOCKBERGER, who resides near Tiosa, called to renew his subscription which does not expire until the lst of July. We offered to take $1.50 because of his misfortune of being a deaf mute, but he preferred paying full price, because the paper was worth that to him...

-B. C. WILSON, Esq., of Richland township, left at office, Wednesday morning, a large iron key, perhaps the only remaining part of the old log jail which one day stood near the present site of HARTER's fine residence, on east Pearl street. The history of the key in our possession is about as follows:
During the time Mr. WILSON was sheriff of this county (from 1845 to 1848) a desperado by name of RICHARD G. ENO was confined for stealing horses. Beneath the first floor of the prison was a cell for the confinement of desperate characters and high criminals, which was entered through a trap door in the floor. In this cell Eno was confined with a chain to his leg that he might be fastened to the bull ring during the night time. During meal time, as was the custom, the prisoner, or prisoners, would be allowed to come up into the prison proper to partake of the food furnished them by their keeper.
On the 13th of August, 1848, Sheriff Wilson carried in Eno's dinner, as usual , but being in somewhat of a hurry he left the prison door standing ajar while he arranged the victuals and opened the trap door for the prisoner to come up. As soon as Eno had reached the floor he discovered that the outside door was not secured, and with chain in hand, he made a desperate leap for liberty, which he obtained, closing the door behind him, turning the lock and carrying the key away. But now the fun commenced. Wilson in jail yelling like an Indian for the purpose of arousing the neighbors, and Eno giving leg ball for the woods. JACOB KITT, who died in 1851, was the only person who pursued the flying culprit, but being barefoot at the time he did not continue in the chase very far, while the sheriff finding the tables had been turned on him, quietly waited until he was chopped out of prison by his friends.
Eno of course made good his escape for some time, but taking sick on the journey he was compelled to fetch up at the residence of one WALKER, a farmer on the bank of the Kankakee river, at which place he left the key. After recuperating for a few days he set sail down the river, but a reward of one hundred dollars offered by the county was too much for him, and through the influence of a couple of hardy yeomen he was persuaded to return and take lodging in his former habitation, the old cell. The court sent him to State's prison for two vears.
The key was thrown by Mr. Walker among a lot of old iron which was several years afterward sold to one HAVENS, a blacksmith. The large key attracted his attention, and after learning how Mr. Walker had come by it, he concluded to keep it as a memento of the event.
Last week B. S. LYON, Esq., was visiting up in that neighborhood when the incident was mentioned, and the key hunted up and returned to Mr. Wilson as a relic of the old log jail and a reminder of the time he became a prisoner in his own prison.
The key can be seen at this office.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING. -A son of THOMAS BARKER, residing in Liberty township, aged about twelve years, while out hunting on Tuesday last, was crippled for life by the accidental discharge of a shot gun, the whole charge being poured into one of his ankles. Amputation became immediately necessary. It is supposed the child fell down causing the discharge of the gun.

MARRIED. -At the residence of JOHN W. DAVIS, Esq., in this city, on Sunday evening, May 24, 1874, by the Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. JOSEPH W. BEEBER and Miss HATTIE DAVIS.
This union is the culmination of years of friendship and association, ... The wedding was intended to be quiet and unassuming, and in consequence only the relatives and a few friends were invited; about thirty persons in all were present... the bride's father led the way into the dining room, where a splendid supper had been prepared under the direction of Mrs. DAVIS and the younger daughters. At the proper time a conveyance was furnished and the bridal party was taken to the depot where they took the midnight train for Indianapolis.
-At the residence of the bride's mother, in this city, on Sabbath evening, May 24th, 1874, by the Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. JAMES T. GAINER and Miss MOLLIE ELAM.
... They were united after a protracted courtship with a full understanding of each other's affections, and with matured plans they will no doubt sail safely and smoothly over the sea of life together. Personally each of the above parties are representatives of good families careful, temperate and truthful, and will continue to become still more useful as citizens, and an honor to society. This couple also went on a visit to Indianapolis.

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT to the Memory of SILAS A. TRUSLOW, Hall of Taylor Lodge, No. 36. I.O.G.T.... W. H. LINE, J. G. PEARSON, ED. F. CHINN, Committee.

Mr. and Mrs. Dr. SHATTO interviewed the spy office Wednesday.
Grandfather and grandmother BITTERS, of Akron, were visiting in town yesterday.
Dr. WAITE and AGGIE AITKINS, of Fulton, played the part of groomsman and bridesmaid at the BEEBER-DAVIS wedding, Sunday evening. They have our sanction to take center positions the next time they have occasion to face a minister.
JOHN F. WILSON, of Kewanna, spent Thursday last in the Flour City, and divided part of the time with this office...
F. M. DAY, Esq., called yesterday... Squire Day is an active, intelligent man, and no doubt well qualified for the position to which he has been called.
ENSLY LOPP, Esq., a resident of this county for thirty years, called on us Tuesday evening ... He is now nearly seventy years of age, hale, hearty and strong, having been temperate in all things during all the time of his life. He says he never had a cigar between his lips, never used tobacco in any way; never drank intoxicating liquors, and has been temperate in eating on all occasions since his boyhood days ...

We learn that Mr. KELSEY has sold his store to G. W. COOK, who will take possession as soon as Mr. Kelsey can settle up his outstanding accounts.
WILL BLACKBURN has bought the old barracks and has commenced to fix it up.
DIED. -On Friday, May 8, 1874. of consumption, WILLIE CORBET, son of H. R. and S. J. COPBET, aged 14 vears, 8 months and 29 days. Deceased was a boy of decided promise, of a kind and noble spirit, and bore his affliction with a true Christian spirit. He was down sick for thirteen weeks, during which time he sat in a large rocking chair and was never up unless helped up for a few minutes. His loss is deeply felt, especially by his father, his mother being dead. Although we miss him we trust he has gone where sorrow and trouble never comes, and where we all hope to meet him.
LEVI POWNALL and JOB POWNALL's fathers were brothers, their mothers were sisters, and their wives are sisters. What relation are their children?

The Kirby Combined Mower and Reaper ... The Burdick Self-Raking Reaper ... The Kirby Two-wheeled Mower... W. H. C. CHINN, Rochester.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, June 4, 1874

Dr. REX extracted from the jaw of Mr. WILLIAM MILLER, of this city, a twin tooth; having but one root and two well developed grinders.


With this article we expect to cease writing Wagoner Chips ... We expect to still write for the dear old SPY, but our articles will hereafter be from SHEETSVILLE -J. YOST WHEATLEY.

SCOTT SHIELDS was taken suddenly and severelv ill, Sunday night, but at present is able to be around.

AKRON DOTTINGS, June 1, 1874
JOE WILHOIT is going to have a bran new hack for the AKRON MAIL ROUTE.
Dr. JOHNSON's father came to see him and caught him playing croquet. He didn't scold.
Dr. E. H. SUTTON has built a new boat to accommodate the fishermen of Rock Lake. That is a good place for pic-nicing.
G. U. McCLOUD went to Cherubusco on a visit. He reports that T. N. WHITTENBERGER, a former merchant of this place, as doing a good lively business.
Prof. WILLIAMS will spend vacation at Granville, Ohio, and receive the second degree of A.M. He will leave here next week.
C. W. ALEXANDER, the new fashionable barber, has removed his place of business from the west side to the east, and now occupies rooms near Mr. J. S. RANNELLS' eating house, opposite the post office ...

(For Sale or Rent) The undersigned have a muly Steam Saw Mill, six miles north of Rochester, known as the RALSTIN MILL, which they offer for sale or rent on easy terms. Inquire of ELIZABETH RALSTIN or JAMES M. BEEBER, Admr., Rochester, June 4, '74.

A. L. SHORE & CO., grocers, opposite the Wallace House, call the particular attention of all persons who they have credited, that they now demand immediate settlement, either by cash or note...

All persons indebted to the firm of FERGUSON & ASHTON are hereby notified to come forward and make settlement immediately, either by cash or note ....

J. P. CHANCE is suffering with erysipelas on one of his hands.
A. D. CORNELIUS carries one hand in a sling. It's the erysipelas.
Miss MINNIE BRACKETT presides at the organ at the Baptist Sabbath school. She plays and sings beautifully.
We are the happy recipient of a nice lot of wine plant, left at our office Wednesday by Mrs. C. COLE, of Gilead.
Deputy Grand Master J. H. BEEBER will organize a Masonic lodge soon at Bloomingsburg, in Newcastle township.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEEBER and Mr. and Mrs. Dr. PLANK had a pleasant little pic-nic on the island in the lake last week.
W. H. SYMONS is the name of the new tonsorial artist at JERRY BARBER's ...
B. C. WILSON says it was not the county but himself that offered and payed $100 reward for the arrest and return of ENO, the escaped prisoner mentioned last week in the "History of the Key."
One of the finest little parties of the season was held at the residence of F. B. ERNSPERGER, last Saturday evening. Dr. BOSWELL and lady, I. BROWN. Esq., and lady, and another person, were highly entertained by Mr. and Mrs. ERNSPERGER...


MR. JAMES FERGUSON placed in our hands ... letter ...which had been procured by his grandfather for the purpose of coming to America, which reads as follows: "We the Ministers and Church Wardens of the Parish of Bovariah and County of Londonderry, do certify that the bearer hereof, JOHN FERGUSON, has lived in said Parish from his Infancy and has Behaved Himself Soberly, honestly and Innoffensively free from all public Scandal Known to us. Given under our hands this 30th day of May, 1774. SAM'L PATTEN, MATTHEW LANGULD, HUGH WILSON, Church Wardens. We know the above to be true, JOHN GRIFFORTH, WILLIAM HAMILTON.

DIED. -LUCINDA STEMM-, was born Nov. 22, 1845; died May 28, 1874, aged 28 years, 8 months and 5 days.
She was converted to God three years ago last winter, while attending a meeting about fifteen miles east of this place. She there united with the church known as Winebrenarians, having never changed her church relationship.

The first ice-cream supper of the season was held at C. HOOVER's last Wednesday evening ...
THOMAS REED, living near Mill Creek, has hired HENRY CORBET to put him up a stylish dwelling house this summer.
JOHN MILLER is going to repair his house soon.
Health is improving some. WM. MARTIN is recovering slowly.
Doc WAITE has returned from a short visit to his mother near Indianapolis.
HARVE BRIGGS wears a white handkerchief around his neck. What can be the matter?
A daughter of THOMAS BARKER, aged 8 or 9 years, was accidentally shot by the falling of a gun as she was passing from the bed room into the sitting room. The discharge entered just above the ankle. It was feared amputation would be necessary, but is doing as well as can be expected without it.
J. E. WRIGHT, M.D., practicing and consulting Physician and Surgeon, formerly of the U. S. Army, having located in Rochester, Ind., respectfully begs leave to announce to the citizens the following facts:
Having had fifteen years' experience in hospital, field and private practice....... Calls in town or country attended promptly day or night. Pleasant and delightful remedies furnished at the office, and compounded personally. Office consultation free.
Office 2d door north Holman's store. Residence M.E. parsonage. Rochester, June 4, 1874.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester, for the month ending May 31, 1874: Miss M. E. BARBER, Miss Annie BURCH, Mr. D. BONRA, Andrew Jackson CARR, Wm. B. CLARK, Mrs. Hattie A. COLLINS, Morgan CRAFT, John DONAN, C. C. ELLIOTT, J. W. ERNSPERGER, Samuel FARNER, Jonas H. GILBERT, J. N. GOUDY, John HICKMAN, Mrs. Mary HOFFACKER, Mrs. S. J. JACKSON, John KATHWAHL, Moses Le REAW, Miss Mary MARTINDALE, Mettie McCOY, Jerome McQUADE, Tellie MILLER, M. V. MILLS, Mr. Levi MILLER, Nancy MOORE, Mrs. L. E. MURLEY, Mr. Leady PEALER, Jarred PUGH, D. W. REED, Mrs. James ROBBINS, Wm. RUGH, Mr. SILVY, Jasper SQUIRES, Mrs. Maggie SUTTLER, Wm. R. R. TUTMAN, Reuben VanTRUMP, Miss Mary WHEELER, Ellie WILLES, S. B. WEDNER. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

The STRING BAND petered out the other night. The BRASS BAND died a natural death about three weeks ago. No more do we hear its doleful strains.
There are five organs and one piano in our village. It would seem from this that Lincoln possesses a good share of musical talent.
The FREE MASONS at this place are making preparations to erect themselves a building.
FRED HOFFMAN intends building a large, two story business house this ensuing season. Fred is full of business.
LEON HUDREW and WM. WILKINSON have started a brick yard. We wish them success in their enterprise. - - - - J. ANDREW WERTZ.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, June 11, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 5, 1874
J. C. CANNON's barn is finished with the exception of another coat of paint. .. A. TROUTMAN is building a new house. We noticed the other day that JO SLICK has built an addition to his house.
Mr. SNIDER and Mr. SHINE are the champion bee raisers of this township ... Mr. Snider has over sixty stands of bees, and Mr. Shine has near one hundred...

P. M. BOZARTH, living one mile south of town, has the finest maple grove in this county.
THEO. SWIHART is running the CRAVEN picture gallery, and is doing some good work.

The Commissioners' Court opened on Monday with all the Board and officers of the court present ... Leiter's Ford was chosen as the proper location for the construction of a BRIDGE across Tippecanoe river ...
A petition to incorporate the town of Fulton was dismissed for some informality.

FROM THE ISTHMUS, June 6, 1874
The new GRANGE at NEW HARRISBURG organized a few weeks ago, is prospering well.
J. KEESECKER, the old and reliable miller in this vicinity, has sold his farm to JACOB KING, of Wabash county, and this fall will change his residence to some remote place ...

(Notice of Administration) A. E. BABCOCK, JINNETTE WARREN appointed Administrator of the estate of ADNIL M. WARREN, late of Fulton county, deceased... July 9, 1874.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the officiating minister, at Green Oak, on Sunday, June 17th, 1874, by Rev. JAMES MILLER, Mr. WILLIAM H. FREAR and Miss CEDELIA HIGHT.

BYRON MYERS is learning the drug business at the City Drug store, at Peru.
DIED. -Mrs. SARAH LAWRENCE, a widow lady who resides in the eastern part of this township, died Wednesday, of cancer of the stomach.
R. N. RANNELLS, proprietor of the CENTRAL HOUSE, has purchased several large splint-bottom chairs for his own comfort and the accommodation of his guests.
DOC COLLINS furnished the ice-cream, lemonade, candies, &c., for the GREEN OAK FESTIVAL, which was all of excellent quality. He is well prepared to do that kind of business.
FEDER & SILBERBERG have put a double suction force pump, rubber hose attached, in the well, directly in front of the court house, for the purpose of sprinkling the street and side walk in front of their store.
CHARLEY BROWN, the butcher, purchased five head of sheep of WILLIAM MASTELLER, the aggregate weight of which was 644 lbs, costing $25.76 ...
The following persons have been emploved for the coming year in the Rochester Graded Schools: W. J. WILLIAMS, W. H. SICKMAN, Miss WILLIAMS, Miss NEAL, Miss KELLY, Miss BARB. Three teachers are yet to be employed.
Uncle TOMMY BARNETT... subscribed for his fifth paper Monday evening to be sent to A. BARNETT, Esq., Knoxville, Illinois ...

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES. The following is the Democratic ticket put in nomination last Saturday
Treasurer - D. E. McGAUGHEY.
Land Appraiser - R. VAN TRUMP.
Commissioner - GEORGE CARTER.
Surveyor - SILAS MILLER.

Miss S. E. GREEN, who has for the past four years been one of the faithful and efficient teachers in the Rochester Graded School, has concluded not to accept the position for another year... She goes this week to her home, near Fulton, for a short season of rest, after which her occupation may be resumed in some other quarter ...
Mr. DAVID COOPER, who lately moved to this place from Gilead, in Miami county, and became an equal partner in the firm of BARKDOLL, KENNEDY & CO., has been unfortunate since his residence here. Besides the ordinary afflictions of life, he lost $300 in the ASHTON BANK, and has been prostrated with sickness for the vast four weeks. While on his way to California, in 1850, his party was attacked by a band of guerrillas, and Mr. Cooper was shot through the thigh, seriously fracturing the bone, from which he has never fully recovered, causing by times pain and prostration. It is to be hoped he will soon be able to resume business.
One of the finest little parties we have attended for some time was given by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. COLLINS, at their confectionery and restaurant, on Main street, last Friday evening, in honor of Mrs. Collins' birthday ...
On Wednesday evening, June 3d, it was our good fortune to attend a Sabbath School Festival given by the good people of the Green Oak church ... Mr. WILL CARRUTHERS and lady, and several others ... were the leading spirits and prime movers ... Music, by classes. duets, &c., accompanied with instrumental music by Miss EMMA HATCH....
ORTON MITCHELL is in a bad fix; he has a large boil on the extremity of the nasal organ.
G. M. CONN has left Rochester, and now walks between the plow handles, at Fulton.


Leiter's Ford postmaster says that the MAIL will go twice a week in June.
If any one wants to buy a cheap saddle go to Mr. BARGER's ...
SAMMY RARRICK chews tobacco just as freely as ever, if he did lose twenty-five cents in GEO. B. HODGE's swindle.

Quite a severe hail storm... on the 3d... Mr. JOHN ELLIS says the damage to him is over one hundred dollars.
Mr. MICHAEL WALTER is around buying wool; he is paying 30 cents per pound for unwashed and 50 cents for tub washed.
DANIEL BIDDINGER is the merchant and post master at Leiter's Ford; he is wonderfully crippled up, but he gets around pretty lively, and sells a good many goods.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, in this place, on Thursday, May 28, 1874, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. NELSON BEAR (LEWIS N. BAIR -Ed.) and Miss MARTHA ELLIS...

HENRY GRAY and SAM ARMSTRONG justly deserve to be called hunters of the first class. Last week, with no other weapons than a shot gun, revolver, bowie knife and ten-foot pole, they slew two huge buzzards ...
JIM HARTMAN can't talk for laughter, because it's a boy. - - - - J. YOST WHEATLEY.

Miss LIZZIE PATTON, from Ohio, is visiting her brother, BEN, of this place.
Mr. SIMEON WEBER has begun work on his dwelling house that he intends to erect this season.
A plenty of pork roasted, without the beans, the other day when Mr. ANDERSON's smokehouse burned. - The person that carried off thirteen pieces of meat belonging to GEORGE BEARSS, will be cremated.
GEO. HOOK is pining away for the want of a grist mill; he has everything else in that line that a well regulated family need, and now he ought to have that. When passing his farm a few days since we noticed a saw-mill, a large cider press, a sugar cane crusher and a horse power wood saw.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, June 18, 1874

The railroad bridge across Mill Creek, in the suburbs of town is being repaired. Tippecanoe R. R. bridge is next on the docket.
A reduction of ten per cent off the wages of laborers on the I. P. & C. R.R., is talked of ... The price now paid is $1.35 ...

For Auditor - JOHN A. BARNETT, of Union Township.
For Clerk, Dr. VERNON GOULD, of Rochester Township.
For Treasurer., JOHN E. CATES, of Newcastle Township.
For Sheriff, JAMES MAXEY , of Union Township.
For Commissioner, JOEL TOWNSEND, of Liberty Township.
For Survevor, JAMES K. STINSON, of Henry Township.
For Land Appraiser, AARON BALL, of Richland Township.
For Coroner, Dr. A. L. BAILEY, of Henry Township.


(Notice of Administration) ... GEORGE B. SPRAGUE appointed Administrator de bonis non of the estate of GEORGE JOHNSON., late of Fulton county, deceased. June 13, i874.

THE FIRST BALL of the season. J. G. PEARSON's Brass and String Band will give a grand Ball at Balcony Hall, Friday evening, July 3, 1874.
Bloomingsburg Lodge, No. 489 F. & A. M., will be instituted, their new hall dedicated, and officers installed, on Wednesday, Julv lst...

JOHN B. WRIGHT, of Rochester, Fulton county is desirous of learning the whereabouts of Dr. WM. H. HARROUN, formerly a physician in Carver Hospital, Washington City, D. C., and now supposed to be a resident of the State of Michigan. Any information will be thankfully received. [Exchanges please copy.]

CHARLEY BROWN is now running two butcher shops.
Mr. GEO. I. MILLER is a lightning mathematical calculator.
Signor F. P. BITTERS, the organist and singest, was in town yesterday.
Mrs. MARTHA WRIGHT called to subscribe last Tuesday. Her health seems to be failing very fast.
We tally one for JAMES GAINER, for the timely improvement of the SIDEWALK in front of his residence.
Dr. A. K. PLANK was a delegate to the Republican State convention. He went down Tuesday noon.
J. F. COLLINS, Dr. V. GOULD and Hons. attended the State convention yesterday.
The Democratic County Convention of this county instructed its delegates to the State convention to vote for DAN AGNEW for Auditor of State ...
The well-known firm of BIBBLER & BABCOCK, dry goods merchants, have sold their entire stock to the firm of ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO., who will hereafter run two stores ...

DIED. -At Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, June 15, 1874, Miss MARY
A. BARNUM, aged 31 vears and 7 months.
Her funeral was attended from the house of her step-father, E. LONG, where her home has been these many years. Her native place was Kalamazoo, Michigan. Miss Barnum had been in bad health during the last seventeen years. Hence she never knew the ordinary pleasures of youth. But she was the object, during her long affliction, of the kind sympathies and attentions of her parental home. She possessed a mind thoughtful, quiet and cheerful. In her Christian faith and hope she found consolation. She was not wont to murmur or repine at her condition; but for months before her decease she longed to depart. Her example has taught all who knew her the lesson to be patient under trials, and to lay up their treasure in heaven. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD.

UNION ITEMS, June 15, 1874
Miss CHRISTINA PENCE, who has been visiting friends at Indianapolis, returned home last Friday, after an absence of about six weeks, and it is rumored that she will make Indianapolis her future home.
Miss LOU McMAHAN attended the decoration of soldiers' graves, at Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. SAMUEL B. WOODFILL, who has been visiting his son, WASHINGTON, of this place, returned home last Saturday. He is 88 years old, and is enjoying very good health. He is one of the first settlers of Indianapolis.
Miss BECCA WOODFILL contemplates visiting Southport, Indiana, in September.

Mr. DIXON of Argos preached at the Millark school house on Saturday and Sunday last. He will preach his farewell sermon at the Antioch school house on the second Sunday in July.
CHARLEY CLARK and JOHN CLIFTON are building new houses; the former is a single man...
There was a dance and ice-cream supper at TOM MOORE'S, Saturday night last ...
REUBEN TIMBERS and wife, of Rochester, were visiting friends near this place last Sabbath.

MARRIED. -June 10th, by Father SPARKS, at his residence, Mr. (LEANDER) RAMSEY and Miss (SUSAN E.) TROUTMAN...
HANK HOWEL is daily increasing in stature. He is now heavy enough to wear his pa's stove-pipe hat.

W. H. HATCH is closing out his entire stock of goods and groceries at cost.
MARSHAL & PULVER are building themselves a combined wagon and blacksmith shop.
LON HUDSON is collecting material preparatory to building a drug store.
Miss MAGGIE SIMINGTON, of Perrvsburg, is teaching a class in instrumental music.
There has been considerable activity in real estate lately.
W. H. HATCH has sold his interest in the saw mill at this place to JOHN HAYS, his partner. John is a saw mill man, and no doubt he will make things "git up and git."
The BRICK YARD is turning out something like 8,000 brick per day. Pretty good.
A majority of the voters of this township have signed H. C. EWING's liquor petition.
We are told the school is in a flourishing condition. Miss BAILY has the reputation of being an excellent teacher.

MARRIED. -At H. C. EWING's hotel. on Wednesday 3d inst., by M. LEW ENYART, Esq., Mr. DAVID CARTER and Miss LIBBIE MONROE, all of Lincoln.


PLEASANT VICKERY, one of our old farmers, has gone to Henry county on a visit.
Major McCLOUD, an old citizen of this place, gives the following receipt for destroying potato bugs: Go around to each hill every day, catch 'em and pull their heads off.
H. McCLOUD still runs the saw mill at this place, and is doing a good business ...

JOSEPH CHAMP is around visiting friends again.
WM. D. MARTIN is recovering as rapidly as can be expected.
G. W. COOK has commenced business in this place... GEORGE is a well respected young man, and well known by all living in this community.
The M.E. school ... the former secretary, Miss LIDIE CORBET, resigned on last Sabbath, and G. W. COOK and J. MARTIN were elected to occupy the position. G. W. Cook is secretary in the Baptist school also.
HARVEY BUSH, of Arkansas, is here visiting his sister.
WM. HOUSE is suffering severely from the white swelling, which has troubled at times, for several years.
HARVEY BRIGGS is going to leave here to make his home near Akron.

PRAIRIE HOME, June 15, 1874
JOHN CHAMP has the heaviest wheat in this vicinity.
WILL BRAMEN is back in his old stand, selling groceries.
JOHNNY BOOL has gone from Fulton; he has sold his shoemaker tools to Mr. SAMUEL ALLEN...
JOHN CHAMP owns the fastest pacing horse in this township. He offers $15 per month for a small boy to train him...

For Justice of the Peach for Rochester Township: B. STAMM. Also A. O. KEYS.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, June 25, 1874

Mr. DAN AGNEW refuses to be a candidate for Auditor of State before the Democratic State Convention.
Miss ELLA LAWHEAD had occasion to visit friends at Peru during the time of the races. Ella is very pretty, and we should be sorry to see her carried off by any of the young lords of that citv.

SHEETSVILLE has been the scene of conflict lately, or rather of law. BEN NOFTSGER sued WILL ROSS for fifteen cents and attached his clothes, or rather LEW CLARK's clothes, whereupon Clark compelled him to return them to the two first named gents; then they had a trial before Esq. BURCH which resulted in Noftsger having to pay all costs.
We learn that Mr. THOMAS MOORE living some distance east of this place, invited the young folks in for an ice-cream supper the other night. -J. YOST WHEATLEY.

CHARLIE WEBER thought that the mumps had departed, but he caught cold and found he was mistaken ...
J. P. CHANCE, who has been suffering from erysipelas on his arm for some time, is improving slowly. He had two deep incisions made, one on the hand and the other on the wrist. His sufferings have been great.

AKRON DOTTINGS, June 22, 1874
Harrisburg had a match game of base ball on the 20th; the Olive Branch brass band furnished the music on the occasion...
In a recent thunder storm that passed a few miles north of Akron, the barn of SIMEON BECKELHIMER was totally consumed by fire, with all its contents, consisting of reapers, drills and farming implements, one horse, 250 bushels of wheat, a lot of corn, wagons, harness, hay, &c. It was hard work to save the house. No insurance.
E. BLAIN's sister-in-law is visiting friends and acquaintances at Akron.
WM. BITTERS is going to fire his BRICK KILN next week.
A. GRINDEL is going to have the best barn in the township. JACOB WHITTENBERGER is going to raise his barn in a few days.
JOE WILHOIT and RUGH are making it pay in the bee business.
JIM ADAMSON cut a hole in his big toe, and now he limps.

ENOS SHOEMAKER, the sewing machine man, is a papa, and he don't care a continental if every body knows it ...

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 20, 1874
Father SPARKS has purchased the most desirable lot in town of Mr. CANNON for $500.
ADOLPH HUNNESHAGEN was nominated for Trustee ...
DIED. -June 18th, aged about six weeks, a child of LEWIS MULLENCUP, also FRANK HUFF, of Wayne township, June 14th, aged about 70 vears. Deceased was a bachelor who lived alone, suffering for years with the chronic diarrhea, until death came to his relief.

E. B. CHINN's little daughter, MAGGIE, is a musical prodigy.
V. ZIMMERMAN will enlarge and improve his boot and shoe manufactory this fall
Miss ELLA REX kindly presides at the organ at the M.E. church during service and Sabbath school ...
Mr. LEVI MERCER, who went to Hot Springs, Arkansas, accompanied by his daughter, MAY, is reported to be worse and unable to return home.
At the present session of court divorces were granted as follows: WINDFIELD L. CARR vs SOPHRONA J. CARR and decree resting title to real estate in plaintiff, CROSSGROVE vs CROSSGROVE and $190 alimony.
JOHN JOHNSON, Esq., of Richland township, assisted by ROBERT E. PRICE, are raising a club of ten for the Salina list. ... These gentlemen stand among the foremost friends to the UNION-SPY.

The eightieth birthday of JOHN BITTERS, Esq., will be celebrated, at his residence, near Akron, on Saturday, July 4. All the children, grandchildren and great-grand-children, are cordially invited to be present.

FUNERAL NOTICE. The funeral of JAMES F. GRAHAM, who died last evening, at the residence of JOHN P. MYERS, on west Pearl street, will be held to-day (,Thursday) at one o'clock p.m., at the M.E. Church. Services by the Rev. WILSON BECKNER. All are invited to attend.

ACCIDENTS. -On last Monday aweek, Mr. and Mrs. NAFE, who reside some eight miles west, were returning home from this place, when their team ran away, throwing them both out, severely injuring Mrs. Nafe. It is said she fell some fourteen feet, lighting on her head, causing a severe concussion of the brain and fracturing the thigh bone near the hip joint, and severely bruising other parts of the body, causing a complete collapse of the nervous system for twenty-four hours... there is now a good prospect of her recovery.
-A son of WILLIAM OVERMIRE had his leg broken just above the ankle, recently, by being run over by a wagon loaded with stone... the boy is now doing well.
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. ESSICK has been suffering for several days with cholera infantum. Its life has been despaired of, but through continued good care and careful nursing, it may recover.
-DAVID COOPER, whom we mentioned two weeks since, is still confined to his bed, though in a fair way to recover rapidly. He has had a very long seige of it, which has been very trying for himself and family.

McCARTER-WRIGHT TRIAL... in which CYRUS McCARTER was charged with shooting Mrs. MARTHA WRIGHT with intent to kill. This, the second trial resulted in the acquittal of the defendant..

JACOB CUTSHALL is on his pegs once more.
NOAH SHIREMAN has been quite ill, but is now on the mend.
ABRAHAM GRINDELL, a farmer living about 2 miles southwest of Akron, had a barn raising last Thursday. One hundred and twenty-four men, women and children were present...
Our two sisters and brothers, Mrs. C. S. HORTON, Mrs. P. M. CARVEY and Mr. A. P. CARVEY, made us a visit one day last week, and spent a few hours in an old fashioned chit chat. We are glad to see them. Come again.
I am a Democrat, but consult my own interests regardless of party or political matters. As long as we tolerate the principle of prejudice and won't support as good a paper as SPY, just because it does not agree with us in our political views, just so long we are drawing the wool over our own eyes. Now let us join together and be as a unit and try to elect such men as we think will work for the interests of the People, whether Democrat or Republican. Take the paper most deeply interested in the people's welfare generally. -W. W. CARVEY.

Germany people are sick because they have lost the bridge.
Miss MALINDA GINTHER is very handy at making shell work.
S. J. RARRICK is liable to a fine; he hauled stones and stumps out of his field into the public road. Our supervisor should see him.
JOHN H. ELLIS and ABRAHAM GINTHER have subscribed for the SPY .

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, July 2, 1874

PRAIRIE HOME, June 23, 1874
HARVEY RUSH has been back to Fulton to see his sweetheart. They intend to wait until fall, as the weather is so very warm. -W. M. HINKLE

MUD LAKE CHIPS, June 25, 1874
The lake is situated in the south-east corner of Fulton county... The land bordering the lake is owned by Rev. R. CALVERT, S. STILE, JOHN MELOTT, Mr. MARSHAL, B. F. COLLINS, A. J. COLLINS, G. M. CALIF, A. HATTERY, S. P. COLLINS,
Mrs. ANNA KITT, of this place, will attend the old settlers' reunion, at Logansport, next August. She settled in Cass county in 1827, and remained there for a number of years.

AKRON DOTTINGS, June 28, 1874
E. A. ARNOLD has gone to Ohio after his better-half, who has been there several weeks visiting friends.
Doctor ESTILL, of Vanwert, Ohio, is here visiting his son-in-law.
In the thunder storm last Thursday, the barn of SAMUEL ASHLEMAN was struck by lightning and consumed, together with all its contents, consisting of hay, wheat, harness, farming utensils and one colt. Ashleman's son had a narrow escape of his life, as he was in the barn just a moment before.
In the same storm HUGH BRYANT's rods on his barn were struck and considerably shivered, but did no damage to the barn....
The AKRON HORSE COMPANY met last Saturday, with a small attendance, and a great many fines were assessed ... There will either be more money in the treasury or less members in the company, at the meeting in September.
Mrs. F. DILLON is on the sick list.
BILLY STRONG is at home on a visit.
A. J. ANDERSON is among the Akronites.

HENRY GREY & BRO. are running a saw mill at this place, and are doing a good business.
The Antioch school closes next Thursday aweek. Miss CUFFEL has the reputation of being a good teacher.
JOE FEECE is the storekeeper of SHEETSVILLE. He is a lively boy, and for him we bespeak a liberal patronage.
HENRY MILLER is our champion whistler ...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Rochester for the month ending June 30, 1874: Mrs. Mary ALLAMARY, John H. BALL, John or D. D. BATES, J. R. BEESON, Thomas R. BOLLS, Daniel BRUCE, Amil BRYANT, Mrs. Elmira CLARK, Mrs. Clarisia DUNLAP, J. H. GARNSEY, A. L. GRICHEL, James HOAGLAND, George KERSHNER, J. P. MILLER, Alvin NUEL, John W. PORE, J. PORTER, P. REDDICK, Warren B. RUST, Charles SMITH, George SPOTTS, Harris WELCHER, Simeon WHEELER, Geo. W. WHITESIDE, Miss Kate WARMAN. - - -Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

J. W. BROWN, Esq., sold his residence to Mr. WILLIAM TRIBBITT.
Mr. I. WALKER, assistant county Clerk, will spend the summer at Kokomo.
Rev. I. STALLARD, of Lincoln, is somewhat engaged as an insurance agent, for the Continental company.
CORNELIUS & HOOVER were fined $20 and costs, and the liquor dealing portion of their establishment abated as a nuisance.
The members of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH at Lincoln, Indiana, will give an Ice-Cream supper at the church, Saturday evening, July 4th.
JACK ANDREWS who was tried at the last term of court for the crime of incest with his oldest daughter, was acquitted. Two daughters and two trials remain to be heard from. He is out on bail however.


Mr. J. S. STRADLEY, of Cresco, Iowa, is having a little recreation among his old friends in this place. He started in business of life as a harness maker, became an editor, and is now a banker. He is a good fellow, and deserving all the success he can get away with. And (girls) he's a bachelor. Later - He was telegraphed home Tuesday.
Miss MAY MERCER returned home from Hot Springs, Arkansas, last Saturday. She reports her father very much improved, so much so that he has lain aside his crutches and is able to go it alone.
Dr. McCOY called at our office Monday afternoon. He also visited Mr. DAVID COOPER and several other old friends. The Doctor formerly resided at Gilead, but is now making the practice of medicine a success at Peru.
Miss BELLE WALTERS, one of Fulton county's beauties, goes on a visit this week to rusticate over the blooming prairies of Illinois. . . .

LEW BRICKEL is a very polite attendant, but Miss KELLY says she prefers to have the horse pointed the other way when she attempts to get into the saddle.
Mrs. HENDERSON requests us to say that she is always willing to assist her sister milliners, who are in need of employment.
ED TUCKER had on exhibition in our town, a few days ago, the finest specimen of a durham gentleman ox ... He is three years old, and weighs 1,488 pounds.

A FEW HINTS. -It was certainly a bad move when some of our merchants adopted the plan of placing before their places of business HITCHING POSTS. This fact can be verified by passing up Main street on a very warm, sultry evening, when a stench, arising from around these places, comes in contact with the nasal organs that is trulv disgusting, to say nothing of the possibility of its breeding disease... Farmers and others will find a good hitching rack around the court house fence, originally and intentionally designed for their especial benefit.
Horses, hogs and cattle are all alike allowed the free use of our STREETS and sidewalks. Of these, the hog stands highest in the rank of nuisances. Around every public well, without enclosures, is a hog-hole in which a porker may be found at all times of day...
There are several places in town where the dishwater and offals of the table are thrown from the kitchen into the alley near the house, and one or two places where all slops are thrown from the door in the yard. If any member of the family of those who practice this slovenly and uncleanly habit, should be taken sick, no further inquiry than their door yard or alley need be made...

The CHRISTIAN CHAPEL was not dedicated as per announcement and a large audience was disappointed.
Harvest hands are scarce and wages good; $2 per day has been offered by some of our prominent farmers.
The new barber shop is said to be doing a good business.
BEN CARL is some on a jews-harp... plays to perfection the "devil's dream," the "stumptailed dog," and other soul-stirring tunes.
A social SINGING SCHOOL has been organized. C. S. HORTON, leader.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, July 9, 1874

The HOFFMAN boys are doing a large business in farming this year...
JOHN ROUGH claims to be the champion chicken eater of Fulton county.
The ladies say that the ugliest young man at Antioch is - - - J. YOST WHEATLEY.

JOHN MOORE is a bad yarn-spinner.
Miss CARRIE MATTHEWS. of Peru, is visiting friends in this place.
At the pic-nic on the lake bank last Saturday, we were placed under obligations to Misses MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN, EMMA SWARTWOUDT, MINNIE BRACKETT and DORA ROBBINS, for our dinner and supper ...

Support Home Interests, OAKWOOD NURSERY, Situate one mile South-East from the Court House, Rochester, Indiana... Fruit and Ornamental Trees ... Evergreens... VERNON GOULD, Rochester, July 8, 1874.

NEW STAIRWAY. -We feel it our duty to call the attention of the county commissioners to the dilapidated condition of the stairway leading to the sheriff's residence over the county jail. An expense of $20 would replace them...

(Lost Pocket Book) On Saturday, July 4th, the undersigned lost a large calf-skin Pocket Book, containing money and valuable papers, in the road from his residence, in Richland township, or in Rochester. Any person delivering the same to me or to Ernsperger, Jackson & Co's store will receive $5 reward. M. W. WALTERS. Julv 6, 1874.

Miss ELLA LYON went on a visit to Walkerton last Friday, to spend the Fourth and see friends in that city.
The ADVENTISTS took down their tent last Monday. Twenty persons confessed the faith and a church will be organized at the court house, next Sabbath afternoon.
Mr. A. L. SHORE, a well known grocer of this place, left for Monticello, Missouri, Tuesday last. He is an honest and industrious young man and deserves to be successful.

BIRTHDAY PARTY AND FAMILY REUNION, -The birthday party and family reunion mentioned two weeks ago to be held at the residence of JOHN BITTERS, Esq., one-fourth of a mile east of Akron, in this county, proved to be one of the happiest events known to the lives of the aged parents, and a very enjoyable occasion for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all other relatives present. We did not make an exact count, but from a careful estimate would say that the attendance would number about sixty.
This being the first reunion ever held in this family there was a lack of experience in the arrangement, and the time geing short some did not receive the notice until it was too late to arrange their business so as to be able to attend, nevertheless all who were present expressed themselves well pleased with all the surroundings, and the only regret we heard was that others were not present.
Grandpa BITTERS, as he is familiarly known, whose eightieth birthday was commemorated on this occasion, was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, July 5, 1794, which place he made his home until 1842, and where all but one of his eleven children were born. When a young man he learned the carpenter's trade, and at the expiration of his apprenticeship he spent some time exploring the then uncivilized western world, traveling the Indian trails through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, and navigated the Mississippi river from St. Louis to New Orleans as a dry goods clerk on a boat propelled by polling, and on one occasion walked up the west bank of that river from the last named city to the present site of Vicksburg.
In 1820, in the twenty-sixth year of his age, he was married to Miss SARAH ANN MAJOR, a young lady of reputed beauty and intelligence, who has been his constant companion, sharing with him all the joys and sorrows of nearly fifty-five vears of married life. Grandma, as she is now called, was born also in Northampton county, in 1804, and was therefor just "sweet sixteen" when married, making her seventy at the present time, with a vigor of life which would seem to secure to her yet many years to her already old age. The only remarkable feature about this aged couple is their unusual sprightliness and good health, which undoubtedly is all creditable to being "temperate in all things." Judging from appearance and activity they are rarely supposed to be over fifty and sixty years of age.
Of the eleven children born, eight are still living. Eight became the parents of sixty-nine children. Five out of these eight children are now the parents of seven children each, and five have buried two children each, as follows: LEMUEL, 11 children, 2 dead. CATHERINE 7 children, 2 dead. HETTIE L., 7 children, 4 dead. WILLIAM, 7 children. MARGARET, 5 children, 2 dead. REBECCA, 7 children, 2 dead. JOHN D., 7 children, 2 dead. T. MAJOR, 3 children, 1 dead.
The total number of children, decendant from these now great-grandparents, is as follows: Children, 11; grandchildren, 69; great-grandchildren, 24; total, 104; total number now living 78.
We do not give these figures for the purpose of showing to the public the status of the family, but for the benefit of the many family ties residing in the east and west, who are interested in knowing some things herein stated.........

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, eight miles south of Rochester, on the 2d of July, by the Rev. Mr. RANDOLPH, Mr. THOS S. GORDON, of Randolph county, and Miss LIZZIE GREEN.
This bit of news, although not entirely unexpected, takes us somewhat by surprise. Strong suspicions were entertained that something of the kind was under contemplation when Miss Green declined accepting the position of teacher in the graded school at this place for another term, however her many friends will be content to know that she is happy with her present "engagement." Miss Lizzie was a lady in every sense of the term, and no doubt as Mrs. Gordon she will prove herself worthy the love and esteem of her liege lord and all her new acquaintances. Ourself and many others would be glad to hear from her through the columns of the SPY. A long life and happiness is our ardent hope.

The good people of SLABTOWN have our thanks for their kindness and benevolence while sickness prevailed in our family. We would speak especially of Mrs. PLEASANT VICKERY, who has been a mother to us as well as to many others in this neighborhood in similar circumstances.
Our good old mother, Mrs. A. P. CARVEY, of Lincoln, was with us a few days last week. -W. W. CARVEY

HARDY PARKER is quite ill, having been prostrated by the extreme heat of yesterday.
BUD MEANS tripped the light fantastic on the platform at the pic-nic last Saturday.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, July 16, 1874

Mr. MAX SILBERBERG has a bad case of erysipelas on his left hand.
A. C. ELLIOTT, one of the live and gentlemanly clerks at Ernsperger, Jackson & Co's store, who kept walking around last winter and spring just to save funeral expenses, is now enjoying good health, having increased his avoirdupois about thirty pounds.

Miss JENNIE NORRIS is suffering with a felon on her thumb. Mr. GEORGE BABCOCK had a sick child but it is better now.
Rev. A. E. BABCOCK will preach at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on the 3d sabbath in this month; his subject, dancing.
FRANK STITSON feels a foot taller, because he is Grandfather.
[editor's answer to SENTINEL article accusing JOHN P. MYERS of using undue means to make the arrest of WILLIAM ASHTON. Ashton was charged with having obtained by false pretense the moneys of one SIMON STAHL . .. .]

C. H. ROBBINS had about twelve acres of wheat down, in the sheaf, during the last heavy rain.
Mrs. J. C. CHANCE returned last Saturday from a protracted visit to relations in Ohio.
Miss MOLLIE C. BROWN closed a very successful term of school in the Orr district, July 3d ...

PHILLIP COOK, Sr., has come "home again home" from Ohio.
There is some talk of another platform dance in the grove.

AKRON DOTTINGS, July 13, 1874
E. A. ARNOLD has returned from Ohio, and reports crops not so good as in Hoosierdom, and harvest about ten days later.
A. ONSTOTT has been on a visit in the north-east part of this State, and reports the wheat and corn crop inferior to ours.
The lightning struck and killed a horse for ISAAC SEARS, last Tnursday.
The ODD FELLOWS have laid down a new carpet and repaired their room generally. They had a public installation of officers, July Ist, by HIGH BOWMAN and G. DELL, for Akron Lodge No.426. The officers for this quarter are: Dr. JAS. A. SUTTON, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, J. H. BALL, J. E. SLAYBAUGH, E. A. ARNOLD, REUBEN LEWELLYN...
WILLIAM BITTERS has finished his BRICK KILN...
F. P. TERRY is spending vacation at home.
F. P. BITTERS didn't like his Plymouth brick boss, quit him and came home.
Miss MARY TERRY, of Silver Lake, is visiting her uncles and aunts at Akron.
Mrs. A. JOHNSON is visiting her friends in Vanwert, Ohio.
JOHN WIDEMAN's son fell out of an apple tree, the other day, and broke his arm.

(Flouring Mill For Sale) ... JOHN W. DAVIS, Receiver of the firm of A. D. BOWMAN & CO., will sell... the mill property situated in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, on lot number fortv-nine in said town... The said mill property is generally known and described by the name of "The EMPIRE MILLS,"........

Improved Buckeye Force Feed Grain Drill... DENISTON & VANTRUMP, Agents. The above firm are also agents for the celebrated Studebaker wagons. Rochester, July 16, 1874.
J. S. HILL, Rochester, Ind. manufacturer of First-Class CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, SPRING WAGONS and WAGONS OF ALL KINDS... Horseshoeing... R. DECKER, well known in this place as a first-class wagon, sign and ornamental painter, has taken quarters at Mr. Hill's shops ... Rochester, July 16, 1874.

WILLIAM E. WOOLLEY, formerly of Miami county, has iust opened a regular Leather store in Rochester, first door south of the Wallace House...

The law firm of JAMISON & CALKINS has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Mr. G. CALLOWAY, of near Green Oak, is one of the earliest pioneers of this county.
HAVY SPENCER, clerk of the CENTRAL HOUSE, a prince of good fellows, enjoys life like a sovereign.
MILT FARNHAM and GEO. VANSKIKE do not only roll up splendid cigars but can roil a croquet ball to perfection.
Mr. H. O. WILSON, an employe on the I. P. & C., accidentally received a sliver of iron in his right eye. He is taking a lay off just now.
Mr. G. W. RULE succeeds CHESS CHINN as head clerk at E. B. CHINN's grocery... GEORGE has a reputation which he will no doubt sustain in his new position.
Mr. JOHN D. VANDERKARR, a citizen of this place, has just completed a patent apparatus for heating wagon tire, called a Wagon Tire Furnace. ... The patent will be secured in a few days...

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. SLICK have gone to Maxinkuckee lake on a pleasure excursion.
Dr. CANFIELD, of Sank Centre, Minnesota, will return and open an office in this place some time this fall.
B. C. WILSON, Esq., of Richland township, has been seriouslv ill for two weeks. The report now is that he is improving.
OSCAR MINOR, a hardware clerk, of Peru, and by the way a very excellent young man, was here visiting his parents and friends last week.
Mr. A. C. COPELAND, President of First National Bank, has been afflicted with a rush of blood to the head, a very painful and dangerous disease.
Mr. JAMES O. MILLER and Mrs. DAN AGNEW, his sister, have gone on a pleasure trip to Lake Superior. James may remain if he finds some suitable business.
Mr. ALEX MOSS, of Peru, one of the jolliest and wealthiest colored men of Indiana, has been visiting his friend JERRY BARBER, in this place, and having a general hunt and fish.
Mr. W. E. CAROTHERS, of Robinson, Illinois, formerly a compositor in this office, and a clever contributor to these columns, has been seeing friends in the Flour City for two weeks.
Dr. BOSWELL has gone to Lincoln and Gilead on professional business.

Elder COOPER and ENOCH MYERS say they enjoyed the celebration at Winamac hugely, but have serious objections to the supplement in the shape of the fifth coming after the fourth. Keep cool, gentlemen, it comes only once a year.
Our men of muscle, viz: JERRY LEITER, F. H. GRAHAM, J. W. CARTER, J. W. WILLIAMS and L. H. SHATTO are all on their fighting weight. They range from ninety to one hundred and fifteen pounds. Such stomicks as HICK PHILLIPS, Esq. APT, Doc HOWELL and BILLY RHENO, had better look a little out until the fighting season is over.
On Saturday evening July 4th the following officers were installed in Eden Lodge No. 69, I. O. G. T. by Dr. CLELAND: L. H. SHATTO.. J. W. BRANTHOFFER, JOHN SHAFFER, H. H. BENNETT.
Our BEN BUTLER says his boy is just six days older than his famous father. Ben ought to know...

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, July 23, 1874

J. H. BEEBER, Esq., was at Chicago to see the late fire.

Miss OLLIE and ROSA CALVERT returned home on last Thursday from Windfall, where they have been the past six months attending school.
Mr. CHARLIE McLUCAS has sold his residence on the corner of Main and Brown streets, to Mr. FREDRICK APT, who it is supposed intends taking a partner unto himself as his frequent visits to Logansport indicate.
Mr. ALEX. McLUCAS, the miller, is talking of leaving here in a short time...
GEO. COOK has been dividing his time between the harvest field and his store.
Mr. JAQUA and family were slightly poisoned on last Friday, caused by cooking in a brass kettle and burning.
CHARLIE McLUCAS is having a spell of the fever.
G. CONN has been seen but once in Fulton since his return from school. His sweetheart lives near his home, is the reason, I suppose.
JOHN MILLER has almost tired of town life already.
WM. BLACKBURN has commenced his new home, a short distance west of the saw-mill.
WM HOUSE is improving very slowly.
Miss CLARA DELP has been visiting friends in this vicinity for some time past, returned to Denver a few days ago.
JOHN DELP has been suffering for some time past with a sore foot. He doesn't mind it very much as it gives him more time to be with his intended.
Some talk of Miss AGGIE AITKEN leaving this place to preside over a home of her own in Kokomo.
H. C. SELLERS, of Kokomo, and his mother, of Logansport, have been visiting friends at this place.
Dr. CANFIELD returned to this place on the 10th. We can now boast of four doctors in this place.
G. W. COOK is at present enjoying the measles.
Doctor FAIRBANK is also enjoying the whooping cough ...
Report is that JOHN CHATMAN, who left here a short time ago, committed suicide in Toledo a few days ago.
WM. BRAMEN sprained his ankle a few days ago, pretty badly.

Mr. JOHN SALES has a new house about completed. PHILIP ANDERSON is boss carpenter ...
If anybody wants to see a nice, clean garden go to Grandma RARRICK'S. ... Her age is 64, and she works her garden herself. Grandpa RARRICK raked and bound his part after the cradle in the harvest field seven days and a half. His age is seventy-four years.
Mr. THOMAS KING and wife are the oldest married couple in this neighborhood, having lived together near fifty-two years, twenty-four of which has been spent in this township. Grandma King's mother, who resides in the north part of Ireland, is still living, and near one hundred years old. They are Scotch descent and Protestants, belonging to the Presbyterian church.
We have had a beautiful example left us in the way Mr. JOHN LEITER brought up his family; he taught them from infants that their place was at the Sabbath school, as well as to help him make money, and at the Sabbath school you always found them, and not along the river, or somewhere playing cards. Religion first, education next, and then work, and now out of nine children, all belong to church and are workers in earnest in the Sabbath school ...

We are under obligations to friends, CHARLIE BROKAW and wife, for dinner... J. YOST WHEATLEY.

ENOCH McCOY returned to this place last week.
C. L. METZ is selling hardware again at Mercer & Shepherd's.
DAN GOULD and JOHN MURPHEY met with an accident, last week, near Mrs. HOLMES' farm; their horse ran off, threw them out of the buggy, and bunged them up badly.
We are indebted to A. M. SHIELDS for a buggy ride last Sabbath evening. We passed the elegant residence of WM. CARTER, and must say that it is a beautiful place...

Mrs. HERBERT MASTELLER is quite low with consumption.
R. P. SMITH has the coziest looking residence in town.
J. H. BEEBER, Esq., goes on a trip to the sunny south next week.
J. J. ROBBINS purchased a new patent horse hay rake of Deniston & VanTrump, this week.
Several of our young people went to Mr. OBED ALLEN's last Monday evening and had a good time.
WILLIAM TRUE, son of ISAAC TRUE, of this place, was seriously injured by a land slide in a gravel pit near Denver. William was brought home on the first passenger train, and is slowly improving.
Within the past three weeks three boys have been added to the population of the Flour City, providence having distributed them as follows: One at Mr. SHEPHERD'S, one at Mr. MUSSER's and one at Mr. HOUSE'S.
A Miss EVA WILCOX, for reasons that are said to be self-evident, had a warrant issued requesting one A. O. WISE to meet her before 'Squire REES. Finale -- she now writes her name Mrs. EVA WILCOX WISE. It is hoped she will be wiser hereafter.
The RUSSEL STEAM SAW MILL, situated just beyond the Stave Factory, has lately been purchased by Messrs. POWNELL & McDUGAL, of Fulton...
Circuit Court... A divorce was granted ALWILDA McCARTER vs CYRUS McCARTER...

(Notice of Dissolution) ... the firm heretofore known as PATTY & BOYER, harness-makers, has this day been dissolved bv mutual consent. T. W. PATTY, E. R. BOYER. Rochester, July 13. E. R. Boyer will continue the business at the well-known stand, first door north of Elam & Davis' store...
GREEN O&K, July 18, 1874.
MAJOR BITTERS ... Will you please accept this cake as a token of our love and respect for you and the SPY. Our ice cream supper was a perfect success, and the best thing of the season. There was in attendance 25 couple, ... The committee of arrangements was Miss LUCY SMITH and ELLA NEW, Mr. WM. CARRUTHERS and G. W. PRATT...

DIED. -July 16, 1874, EUGENE FREAR, son of SAMUEL and DOLLY FREAR, aged 16 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Consumption was the dire disease that fell this young man just as he was merging into manhood. Just to show the affliction Mr. and Mrs. FREAR have had to endure, we give the following, showing they have lost one child each year: A daughter, April 19, 1871; a daughter, Nov. 5, 1872; a son April 1, 1873; a son July 16, 1874. Mr. E. S. BARNES furnished the above statement, who attended the funeral of each of the above children.

GEORGE and OMER BEARSS went to Peru yesterday and will attend the convention today.
Rev. W. H. McCAUGHEY was in town last week. He goes to Hanover college in a short time to complete his ministerial studies.
H. D. COPELAND, formerly clerk of the First National Bank of this place, is here and will remain until the return of the President.
A. C. BEARSS, Esq., of Michigan City, was in town well and hearty, yesterday....
ENOCH McCOY, who has been spending some time at his avocation at Crown Point, returned to this place last week, and will remain with us perhaps the remainder of the summer.
Our old friend, W. A. HORTON, of Millark, called to see us one day this week. On account of weak eyes he has quit smithing for a season, and will devote all his time to the culture of bees.
D. B. MILLER, of Remington, Ind., and his sister, MAGGIE, arrived here the forepart of last week, for a three weeks' visit to their parents and other friends and relatives. Maggie will remain, perhaps, till fall, when she will resume teaching.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND, daughter of Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND, is visiting at Richmond, this State, and will remain a few weeks yet ...
A. T. BITTERS, editor of the Rochester SENTINEL, has been quite sick for the past week. He had been unwell for several days prior to Saturday last when he was taken with a slight congestion of the brain while going from the office to his residence, falling down twice or three times on the way. MACK ASHTON kindly conveyed him to his home in a spring wagon, and then went in search of a physician. By the medical aid of Drs. HECTOR and HILL he was soon relieved of the principal affliction, but it will be a week yet before the Squire will be able to resume the duties of an editor.
A. C. COPELAND, President of the First National Bank, and Dr. F. M. BURKETT, start to-day noon for a three week's pleasure trip east ....

KEWANNA ITEMS, July 17, 1874
A. D. TONER starts to Pittsburg to-day with some three or four hundred head of hogs; most of them he has been feeding all summer... He is paying 4-1/2 to 4-3/4.

W. M. NEAL will soon have his tan-yard ready for business.
HARRY MILLER has started a tin-shop here and is doing a good business.
Prof. BURGES is holding meeting at the Christian chapel ...
WILKINSON & HUDSON will soon have their brick kiln ready to burn.
CARL & ENYART have enlarged their store room one-third its former size, and will soon have on hand an extensive stock of ready made clothing. - - - - J. A. WERTZ

JOHN ELLIS' team ran off with the reaper, the other day, and smashed it all to pieces, but no one was hurt.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, Julv 30, 1874

LETTER FROM CAPT. G. P. ANDERSON, St. Croix Falls, Wis., July 16. -Having seen a copy of your lively and valuable paper, and being satisfied that it is the most newsy and interesting paper that has been published in Rochester for the past 23 years, I send you a few lines with a little cash, and ask you to send it to me in the far off wilderness. I am well acquainted with many of your readers, and it does me much good to see that many of the old settlers are still permitted to breath the free air of Fulton county; such as Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, JESSE SHIELDS, S. DAVIDSON, N. L. LORD, FRANK ERNSPERGER, SAM KEELY, CHES CHAMBERLAIN, Dr. ROBBINS, Dr. PLANK and JOHN DAWSON. I came to Fulton county in 1851; at that time Rochester had but one street and three stores. R. N. RANNELLS kept the main store, WM. TRIMBLE the next, and A. L. & C. H. ROBBINS the other. .. I think, Mr. Editor, I know you, but am not certain. I think you was a member of Co. K, 155th Regt. Indiana infantry, and wrote a certain letter to a Peru paper, which caused quite a commotion among the officers of the bloody 155th..... GEO. P. ANDERSON.

GRAY's mill is doing a better business than it has formerly done, owing to the fact that they have a better head sawyer than they have had heretofore. RUNKLE having left and HENRY GRAY taken his place. - - - - J. YOST WHEATLEY.

Mr. WM. RIDER, who has been confined to his room since last fall is convalescing. - - - - H. B SCOTT.

F. H. GRAHAM, Esq., has retired from the mercantile business.
Capt. A. T. JACKSON is about to erect a wind engine which will enable him to have a fountain in his dooryard, and conduct water to any portion of his residence.

NEW STORE and NEW GOODS. - Mr. G. HOLZMAN will open a new store, with a complete stock of new and desirable Dry Goods, in the room formerly occupied by BIBBLER & BABCOCK, opposite the court house, on the 10th day of August ...
ROCHESTER STEAM MILLS. -Mr. B. VAWTER, a practical man and an experienced miller, has lately taken charge of the ROCHESTER STEAM FLOURING MILL

UNION S.S. PIC-NIC. Deeds, Ind., July 27, 1874... There will be a Union S. S. Celebration at this place Saturday next, August 1, 1874... L. B. WILLIAMS, Sec'y.

Dr. ROBBINS has a new roof on his office.
ENOCH McCOY is now engaged at VAN DIEN's bakery.
SAMUEL SHIELDS, the butcher, accidentally stuck himself in the leg, last week, with a large butcher knife.
WINDFIELD F. CARR, one and a half miles south of Rochester, has sold his farm to Mrs. EMMA BROWN, of this place.
Mr. M. H. MOORE, a photographer of considerable salebracy, will open a gallery over Kirtland's book store in a few days.
A procession of six wagons, loaded with wool, came down Main street, Tuesday, on a run. JOE LOUER was the captain of the van.
G. W. PRATT, of this county, started for Chalk Mound, near Topeka, Kansas last Monday evening. He went by way of Chicago to see the new burnt district.
We learn that the residence of Dr. SUTTON, at Akron, burned down Sunday evening.
Mr. J. H. NEW, of Green Oak, has been duly installed agent for the UNION-SPY , to take subscriptions and receive moneys at all times and places ...
Last Saturday while ROLA MARTIN, a carpenter, was at work on a house, he hung his watch, a valuable one, on the window casing, and on going to supper forgot to take it with him. After supper he returned in search of the watch but found that it had been removed... Seeing a small boy just going from the building... secured a search warrant and the residence of the boy's father, a Mr. HILEMAN, was searched by constable STILES. However the watch was not found it is reported other goods were seen which confirms the reputation the family bears for finding a great many valuables.
Failing to recover the watch Mr. Martin secured the service of two or three little boys to spy around, and on last Tuesday one of them pulled it out from under the barn floor, and now Mr. Martin is happy.

Dr. ERNSPERGER, of Gilead, was in town yesterday. He is working up a good practice.
Miss MATTIE COOPER, one of Rochester's fair daughters, was visiting friends at the old homestead, in Gilead, last week.
Mr. ISAAC FEDER, brother to LOU, of Manchester, Ohio, and Mr. MAX MOSLER, of Cincinnati, have been visiting, fishing and having a general good time in and around this place, for the past two weeks.

TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. -For reasons which are evident to everyone the subscription list has been cut down to a strictly cash basis. . ..

A child of Mr. LOVETT, living about two miles north of this place, is laying very low with typhoid fever and erysipelas. Hopes are however entertained of its recovery.
Mr. RANDOLPH has been suffering very much the past week or two from a carbuncle on his lip. I can tell you he did not talk pretty much.
Miss ELLIE ZABTS has been suffering very much from poisoned feet. Beware, girls, you should wear your shoes.
Mr. FRANK LOUDERBACH has just returned from Missouri. Whether it is to regain his lost health or make his home once more among his friends of this place, I cannot tell.
RADLIFF MARTIN is as happy as a big sunflower because there is a little martin bird at his house.
WILL BRAMEN still goes around on crutches.

J. YOST WHEATLEY was taken with a bad case of whisky and beer, last Saturday, to judge by the zig-zag course he took from Main street to the depot.
JOE LONG, of Columbia City, formerly a resident of this place, returned last Friday night. Joe is young and good looking, and his return has set the girls hearts "a fluttering."

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, August 6, 1874

Miss LIZZIE NORRIS was the most graceful dancer that visited the Pin Hook dance.
Mr. THOMAS MERCER is the champion talker of the State, when on a trade.
During the storm two weeks ago the lightning struck the rod on FRED HAGEN's barn, a portion of the bolt passed off and struck a young man who was sitting near the house, knocking him down but doing no further damage than causing an abrasion of the skin of the forehead.
BILL REID's harvest hands cost him ten dollars a day. The money was payed to the bovs by 'Squire REES. The result of a little contrariness.
Four persons entered the residence of GILLA BURNS, a few evenings since when the family was absent, and prepared their supper using a chicken they had brought with them and about twenty-five pounds of flour found in the house. Such visitors are very unwelcome, especially are they so to a man who has so recently received the kind of a gift that was bestowed upon Gilla and his wife on the 4th.

BLUE GRASS LOCALS, August 3, 1874
So far as we can learn Mr. BENJ. EGMAN is the champion wheat raiser in this locality. From three and a half acres... he obtained an average of 39-1/2 bushels per acre. Who is ahead?
PHILIP WARE, J. J. CARTER, JAMES BUCHANAN and SAMUEL HOOBER have put up snug residences. Other improvements are in progress, among which are two new school houses on the west side of the township.
Father KIRK and BARNEY THRUSH are both happy over paternal charges committed to their care. This time they are boys or girls, and we forget which.
We learn that Mr. HOUSE has a young son. Mrs. HOUSE was one of our neighbor girls, and a good girl she was ... The names of the grand-parents on his mother's side are grand-pa and grand-ma ELLIS and great-grand-pa and grand-ma KING and great-great-grand-ma MULLHOLLAND. I will add in here what I should have had in my last, the ages of grand-pa and grand-ma KING are seventy-four years. Only eight months difference in their ages.

Mr. CHARLES LEONARD, of Plymouth, brother of Mrs. GEO. RULE, of this place, has been visiting here the past week.
Mr. L. SAMUEL, son of our popular merchant tailor, is visiting his parents in this place. Mr. Samuel is what we term a "natural musician," and has few equals in this section of the country as a performer on the guitar and mouth-organ ...

PLEASANT GROVE ACADEMY, at Kewanna, will open Monday, August 31, 1874, and continue twelve weeks --- common branches and algebra. A normal class will be formed for the benefit of those who expect to teach. Good boarding can be had at reasonable prices. Rooms for self-boarding can be rented. An examination for teachers' license will be held in our school building, by the county superintendent, Oct. 31, 1874... call and see us, and, or address S. M. KITRICK, Kewanna, Fulton county, Indiana. Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, H. PHILLIPS, Dr. THOMPSON, Trustees.

ABNER THOMPSON comes to town in a very stylish rig.
O. C. SMITH is enjoying another spell of sickness.
C. T. MINER is conductor on his two mule dray.
Mr. WILLIAM MILLER, the well known carriage maker, is now doing painting and trimming at the Heffley shops.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY, the champion carriage and wagon maker, has lately secured a 2:29 horse, which may waken up things at the next county fair.
Mr. F. K. KENDRICK and D. W. LYON are managing the disposal of the FERGUSON & ASHTON dry goods and groceries ...
Mr. C. H. HINMAN has the contract [of bouldering on the east side of Main street, from Pearl to the north end] ...
Everybody get ready to attend the grangers picnic on the 20th of this month. A large crowd is expected. Our streets should be cleaned by the 20th of this month...
J. PENCE, Esq., tells us that during his thirty-eight years' residence on the bank of Lake Manitou, he has never heard of any person being drowned in its water, though it has been visited yearly by hundreds, bathing and fishing constantly.
D. S. GOULD, at the Star Store, is doing a lively business in the dry goods and grocery line...
A. H. MERRICK has opened up a new meat market in the north end of town, opposite FRANK RICHTER's grocery...

-Last Friday Mr. and Mrs. DAVID EDWARDS were in town and returned to their residence one and a half miles north of this place in the evening. Soon after getting home Mrs. Edwards said to her husband she believed she was dying, and in a few minutes was gone. Mr. Edwards was compelled to leave his dead wife and two small children alone in the house while he hastened to town to inform their relatives. She died of heart disease.
-On Tuesday last Mrs. SOLOMON WAGONER, residing about one mile northeast of Rochester, died from the effects of a stroke of palsey received in the right side the night before. Some years ago she suffered an attack of the same disease in the left side.
-Mr. ELI CRABILL, of the firm of CRABILL & STAMM, died yesterday of congestion of the bowels

ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL... will open August 31st, and continue in session thirty-six weeks ... With two additional rooms supplied with teachers of experience, the school will be less crowded... WM. J. WILLIAMS, Principal. A. BROWN, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON, Trustees.


A VISIT TO UNION. Through the kindness of Mr. J. PENCE, who conveyed us out and back, we were permitted to spend a very pleasant day in the country last Sabbath. We attended Sabbath school in the forenoon and remained for regular service, Rev. M. CALIFF preaching a short practical sermon. From thence in company with Mr. and Mrs. ELI RUSSEL, Mr. and Mrs. PENCE and family, the above named minister and several other friends, we return to Mr. Pence's residence, where all partook of just such a dinner as is usually found at a first class farm house.
Mr. Pence purchased and settled on the farm which he still holds as his residence, some thirty-eight years ago, however he has bought and sold a great many other farms since. His present dwelling, which is comparatively new, is situated on a beautiful elevation, near the south end of Manitou lake, overlooking the lake, with beautiful landscape scenery for many miles around. From the upper plaza or the observatory on the roof, one can see farms and residences of JOSEPH ROBBINS, C. CORNELIUS, Mr. GROVES, WM. McMAHAN, Mr. DRAKES, Mr. SINKS, C. W. COLWELL, ED. ALSPAUGH, ISAAC BLACKBURN, B. F. PORTER, L. RICHARDSON, E. R. POWERS, WM. CARRUTHERS, and many other places we could not name, also one large white house away beyond Tippecanoe river.
Mr. Pence being one of the first settlers of this county and residing here ever since, has not only become one of our most wealthy and respectable citizens, but a man of large experience and good judgment, who by his labor and industry has added much to the wealth and enterprise of the community in which he resides.

(Sala of Real Estate) ... MARY B. ARNOLD, Administratrix of the estate of WILLIAM M. ARNOLD, deceased... to sell real estate (described).. July 30, 1874.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, August 13, 1874

ALBERT WILSON has gone to North Liberty, this State to engage in business for the summer.
L. SMITH, Esq., two miles west of town, fell from a load of hay head formost without doing himself any injury.
No one can object to taking his county paper on account of postage. Hereafter the paper goes free within the county where printed.
Mr. THEODORE ICE is compounding and putting up in two ounce bottles a "Sure Cure Cholera Morbus Medicine," which is said to be superior to anything heretofore discovered. It is also an excellent remedy for flux, diarhoea, disentery and all luseness of the bowels. Try it. Only 50 cents a bottle.

GREEN OAK NEWS, Aug. 6, 1874
The Tight Wadd saw mill has been shipped to Kentucky.
Miss LUCY SMITH goes to Illinois this week to visit friends. Lucy is not only good looking but a good girl. She said she would return in three or four weeks if matrimonial prospects are not favorable.
TOM BROWN and family, after two years of city life in Mishawaka, have returned to Green Oak neighborhood to starve to death, he says.
There will be no marriages to report from this place till after dog days.
DIED. -A child of PHILLIP SMITH, living one mile and a half north of here, was taken sick on last Sabbath afternoon and died Monday evening. Supposed to be a case of brain fever. The deceased was three years of age.
Rev. Mr. BELL, of Lincoln circuit, is having very poor health at present, not being able to fill his appointments.

The Kosciusko Republican convention was held at Warsaw last Saturday... GEO. R. BEARSS for joint Representative of Kosciusko and Fulton counties (was nominated) by acclamation with only one dissenting voice....

It is said that PHIL HOOT is disatisfied with Ohio, and intends returning soon. Better left well enough alone.

The Ashton bank depositors will not realize over twenty percent.
E. T. SMITH returned Saturdav from a two years' stay in the far west.
Mr. J. BLACKETER had the prong of a pitch fork run into his foot, last week. It is a painful wound.
Mr. BFNJ. MECHLIN has been employed as head clerk at the Holzman new dry good and grocery store ...
Mr. W. A. DAVIS, of near Tiosa, is suffering with the worst case of felon we ever seen. He has had it lanced twice, and now the eryispelas has set in making it a very painful and dangerous affliction; in fact it is feared his hand will become permanently crippled. Previous to this misfortune he sold his farm and put the money in Ashton's bank, and the result is well understood.
Mr. JAMES ROBBINS, an old citizen of this county, is about closing up his affairs in this place for the purpose of moving with his family to Eldridge Junction, near Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Robbins is now sixty-six years old, having been a resident of this county thirty-eight years ...

FATAL ACCIDENT. -DANIEL FREMONT COOPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. DAVID COOPER, of this place, went on a visit last Friday, to his uncle, Mr. EBEN BELL, near Chili, in Miami county. On Monday afternoon he was out with a team that was engaged hauling gravel. It appears that he was on the wagon when one of the bottom boards worked forward and a single-tree became displaced on the end of it, when the boy went forward to detach it. Just as he had adjusted the single-tree and straightened up on his feet, one of the horses kicked out violently at the boy, striking him squarely in the abdomen. At the time he did not seem much hurt, and got off the wagon without assistance. Later in the evening he began to complain, growing worse and worse until Tuesday afternoon at 2:20 he silently passed away.
The parents were sent for in due time, and with the aid of the physicians all efforts were made for his recovery but to no purpose. His body was brought home on the midnight train Tuesday, and the funeral took place from their residence on Main street, at 1 o'clock yesterday.
MONT was a robust healthy boy, always cheerful and happy, fond of his associates and friends. His age was 12 years, 2 months and 5 days. His death is the most sorrowful event known to the family, which will never be forgotten. ...

AN ATTEMPT AT HIGHWAY ROBBERY. -Last Sunday evening, about eleven o'clock, Mr. ENOCH McCOY was returning from a visit in the country on horse back. When about three miles south of town he was attacked by two ruffians who evidently meant to relieve him of his valuables and a small lining of greenbacks... the one on his right side demanded him to halt, at the same time taking hold of Enoch's leg and aiming a revolver at his head. By a vigorous kick he freed himself from the robber's grasp, bringing both heels into the sides of his steed, which gave a sudden bound, leaving the rascals, but at the same time Enoch turned in his saddle and fired one shot... He says that after he shot, the would-be robber called to his partner: "JIM, for God's sake come and help me; I am shot."...

Mr. JOHN SALE's new house is about completed.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, August 20, 1874

(Notice of Insolvency) At the June Term of the Circuit Court of Fulton County, Indiana, the Estate of WILLIAM KUHN, Junior, was declared probably insolvent. ... JAMES DAWSON, JOHN KUHN, Administrators.

(Notice of Sale of Land) ... SAMUEL BEMENDERFER, Administrator of the
Estate of SOLOMON MELVIN, deceased... will sell real estate (described)...

NOTICE. B. E. MORRISON has permanently located himself in readiness to make sales both in the city and country at reasonable rates. If you have a sale at auction give him a call......... in the Mammoth building, where he was before. Call and see him before purchasing your dry goods.

Mr. J. W. SHIELDS spent last Sabbath in this place.
Mrs. GEO. MOORE will accept thanks for several very fine pears.
Mr. C. MOORE, son of GEO. MOORE, Esq., journeyman photographer at Peru, was home on a visit from Saturday to Monday last.
MACK ASHTON has fitted up his steam boat "Emma," for the benefit of visitors, excursionists and pleasure seekers generally. It plows the waters of Lake Manitou beautifully.
Mrs. E. ROSS has opened a dress-making establishment a few doors south of the Beck Bro's hardware store ...
Mr. LEVI MERCER returned from Hot Springs, Arkansas, last Friday, looking unusually well, being very much improved in health...
We recommend to the consideration of the good people of Rochester, Mr. WILLIAM E. WOOLY and his son, BERT WOOLY, wholesale and retail leather dealers, first door south of the Wallace house. We have known these gentlemen for several years as residents of Miami county...
Our good friend NEWTON WILEY, Esq., yesterday manifested his good will towards the SPY office by donating a mammoth water mellon. Many thanks.
Mrs. CATHARINE STACK, widow, of this place is anxious to know the whereabouts of her son EDWARD STACK, who was last heard from at Hillard station, Wyoming Territory.
Mr. JACKSON's residence, on the corner of Pontiac and Pearl streets, is rapidly nearing completion ...
GUS MIESCH has added two new tables to his billiard room.

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 14, 1874
Uncle ISAAC CANNON has taken up his abode in New Jersey, his native place, and now ED. TUCKER has bought in the Flour City and is going to move there in a few weeks, and take his place behind Ernsperger & Jackson's counters ...
JERRY LEITER starts to California in about six weeks for the benefit of his health.

WM. HOUSE is very poorlv again.
DIED. -The funeral services of WM. CONRAD's wife was attended by a large concourse of friends and relations on the afternoon of the 2d of August, at the M.E. church.
-FRANK LOUDERBACK, son of W. LOUDERBACK, aged about 14, died on last Sabbath evening. He was kicked by a horse nine days before his death, and suffered terribly until God in his infinite mercy put an end to his suffering. His remains were followed to the grave by a large procession. Funeral discourse was preached by Rev. RANDOLPH at the house.
-The wife of RICHARD BUCK, living some three miles east of this place, died on last Monday night. They had been married scarcely a year. Thus cut down in the bloom of youth a large circle of friends mourn her loss. The husband has the sympathies of his numerous friends.
Mr. LON and CHARLES DAVIS, of Kansas City, Mo., are paying our town a visit at the present time. Probably many of your readers remember their father, who lived here some fourteen years, but removed from here some nine years ago. Their parents now reside in Washington City...
Mr. LON and CHARLES DAVIS, Miss BESSIE SWEET and Miss IDA MARTIN, paid Kewanna a visit last week ... They also offer their many thanks to Miss IRENE and CLARA SELLERS for their ice cream supper.
We can have our pictures taken now without going away from home, as we have two artists in our midst, Mr. SMALLEY and Mr. REIDER.
Miss EVA MARTIN is visiting her sister in Logansport at present.
DIED. -As I write the solemn tolling of the bell falls upon my ear. A child of WM. CONRAD's died on last evening. The funeral services is being preached at the M.E. church by Rev. RANDOLPH at the present time. Not quite two weeks ago the mother of the child was committed to the dust...
Dr. FAIRBANK has left our place to visit his sister, who lives in the East.
Miss EMMA OSBORN, who has been for some time past staying with her sister of this place, is talking of returning to Michigan.

J. W. HURST, the old reliable grain dealer, is taking in from five to six hundred bushels of wheat daily. Is buying potatoes, sheep, cattle, &c.
GUYER, the hardware man. is still busy.
L. CARL has bought Mr. ENYART's interest in the old firm.
Uncle JOHN ABBOTT had some dealing in real estate and then he didn't.
CLENDING, the grocery man, is selling lots of goods.
F. HOFFMAN is building largely on Main street.
GOLDSMITH is in the general goods business yet.
WM. HATCH is in the same place, and had to order a new lot of those fine hats.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY. Thursday, August 27, 1874

Hereafter we will write from New Harrisburg as that locality is better known. Owing to quietude of our community we are compelled to scatter our thoughts every which way. H. B. SCOTT.

GREEN OAK GRAPES, Aug. 22., 1874
It will be interesting, no doubt, to some of our lady friends ... to know that EDWIN SMITH, a gay young Hoosier of some twenty-five summers, has just returned to his father's home, near Green Oak, from a two years' tramp in Kansas and the Indian Territory...
Mr. GEORGE MILLER, a wealthy farmer living in the vicinity of Ebenezer church, had his house entered and $996 carried off by some enterprising rogue, while he and his family were attending the Grange picnic at Rochester on the 20th.

-Last Monday evening, in company with three Rochester boys, we paid Lincoln a short visit, for the purpose of attending the birthday party of Miss LIBBY THOMPSON. We arrived at nine o'clock, and stopping at the hotel kept by HANK EWING, (we have forgotten the name) proceeded to "scrub up," which process finished, we repaired to the house of Mr. THOMPSON. We were rather surprised to see such a large number present, about twenty couple: but all appeared to enjoy themselves.... Miss Thompson was twenty years of age last Monday. She is handsome and intellectual, and possesses an affable and kind manner which adds much to her personal beauty...
We were surprised at the number of pretty girls who live in and around Lincoln. But we're sorry to say that the young men are homely and rather backward, consequently the ladies waste a great deal of their sweetness on desert air.
The "GRANGE STORE" is about half finished, and will be a very respectable building when completed.
We met Mr. JACOB NEAL and Mr. WM. HATCH. The latter reports the dry goods business in a flourishing condition.

We learn that WILLIAM MOSTELLER, who lives east of the lake, has been quite sick.
A drayman started a report that a new depot was to be erected in this place immediately. Mr. CLIFFORD, the freight and ticket agent, says the rumor is unfounded.
Last Tuesday Miss ELLA WILLHELM, after the regular duties at the residence of J. DAWSON., layed down on the lounge for rest. After sleeping for a short time she awoke, being unable to speak or move a limb. Mrs. DAWSON resorted to warm cloths to produce perspiration, and to alum to be taken inwardly to enable her to breathe, but, for the time being, all to no avail. Dr. ROBBINS was then called, who administered to the wants of the patient by giving chloroform. Miss Willhelm, at present writing, is better, and under skillful treatment will, it is hoped, soon recover.

Miss ALLIE RYLAND, daughter of Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND, and grand-daughter to Col. SHRYOCK, returned from a two months' visit at Richmond, last week.
Mrs. JOHN W. ELAM, who with her children, has been spending the summer at Valparaiso, returned home last week, apparently much improved in health.
J. S. RANNELLS, Esq., of Perrysburg, gave us a friendly call last Thursday. He is now a reader of the SPY.
Miss LUELLA LONG, of this city, has been engaged to teach the first grade at the new school building in the south-east part of town...
B. C. WILSON, Esq., who has been so long confined to his bed, is again able to move about...
BASSET WEST, of Peru, who had his arm severely mashed while coupling cars at this place, some four weeks ago, called at our office last week, and reported himself doing exceedingly well...
Mr. and Mrs. FRED HOFFMAN, of near Lincoln, was in town last Thursday, and attended the Granger picnic...
Mrs. LOUISA JONES, of near Mexico, formerly a teacher in the Rochester Graded School, who has been for several years one of our esteemed friends, attended the granger picnic last Thursday. Mrs. Jones, nee Miss ZIMMERMAN, is a lady of culture and refinement, enjoying quite a reputation as a painter of portraits, having been employed as an instructor of the same in one of the best academies in the country.
Miss MARY VAN METER will please accept the thanks and good wishes of our good-looking compositors for a delicious cake.
Mr. A. HUNNESHAGEN, of Kewanna, ... called to renew his subscription last Saturday...
Rev. WILSON BECKNER, pastor of the M.E. church, will preach his last sermon next Sabbath. Mr. Beckner is an able minister, but on account of feeble health he will take a light work, if any, for the coming conference year ...
Several young ladies, pupils of Rochester Graded Schools, have set about procuring an organ for the high school room. A vigorous canvass is being made for funds, and many are the pocket books that wither under the sweet smiles and loving words of the fair solicitors.
DIED. -In this place Thursday morning last, at 2 o'clock, Mr. ADAM SCHOLDER, aged 48 years, three months and 15 days.
Mr. Scholder was sick but a few days. His death was unexpected and is now lamented by all. He had been a resident of this place for many years, the latter part of which time he had been engaged in the grocery business. He leaves a wife and four children, who deeply feel the loss of a kind husband and father.

Early last Thursday morning the family of Mr. GEO. MILLER, residing some distance south-east of this place, concluded it would be a nice thing to come to town and attend the Granger picnic. Mr. Miller, it seems was absent on a neighboring farm assisting a party of threshers. There being $942 in greenbacks in the house the family was in a quandry what was best to do with it, but after a little consultation concluded to put it under the carpet in a bed room, and it was done, when they hied themselves away to town. Now it appears that one AL. HIGHT, a relative to the family, who is not considered strictly compos mentis, knew of the money being in the house, and for ought we know was acquainted with the above transaction. At all events after the family had fairly gone, he entered the house, pocketed the money and struck out for Wagoner's Station where he purchased a pocket book and a ticket for parts unknown, leaving the impression, however by word and act that all was not right.
On the return of the family in the afternoon the money was non est inventus (in plain English not to be found). The alarm was immediately given and the question went from mouth to mouth, "who's got the money." Circumstances, the great evidence furnisher, pointed to Al. Hight.
On Friday Mr. Miller and Sheriff MOON took a train going south for the purpose of looking up the thief and the greenbacks, the sheriff boasting that he would bring him back without doubt; yes, sir, if he had to follow him to California. They returned on the midnight train Saturdav.
On Sunday morning Sheriff Moon recounted their adventure about as follows: "We found Al. Hight near Greenwood, in Johnson county, fourteen miles south of Indianapolis. Hight had purchased two new suits of clothes, and had in his possession only $623.55, which we secured. We brought him to Indianapolis, stopping at the Illinois House, and while I was gone to the postoffice to mail some letters, Hight got away from Mr. Miller. I secured the services of several police and scoured the city, but our prisoner was no where to be found, and we were compelled to come home without him."
We are informed that later in the day some one whispered in Moon's ear that his story was not a safe one to tell and it was changed to the effect that while the sheriff was absent Mr. Miller designedly let the prisoner get away and there was no search made for him.
But that the matter might be fully understood inquiry was made of Mr. Miller as to Hight's escape, and he says that after they had found Hight and taken all the money in his possession they let him go scott free on the spot, and never brought him to Indianapolis, for the reason that he was not a man of very sound mind, a relative, &c., and that Hight cried and begged to be let go; he did not want to come back and be sent to State prison, &c.
We leave our readers to judge which of the above stories are most likely to be true, and also if Moon always tells the truth, and is a competent officer.
Later we learn that Sheriff Moon telegraphed to Indianapolis offering a reward of $50 for the apprehension of the thief, and still later that he had said if the detectives do arrest him, and bring him to Rochester, that he would have Mr. ESSICK, the Prosecuting Attorney, nol. pros., the suit, and save the fellow from going to the penitentiary.
In our own opinion the sheriff became a little muddled in the matter and did not know just what to do or what to say, but got his foot in it and thereby exposed his ignorance and several other bad qualifications.

(letter from Tabor, Fremont Co., Ia., Aug. 15, 1874, signed C. S. HARRISON, relating things about that area)

SAM HEFFLEY passed through our town a short time ago with a lot of very fine wagons ....
MARRIED. -LON CRUM and JANE ENGLE. Look out for little pieces of bread.
DIED. -August 21st, A. BRUCE of Bruce's lake. For a long time Mr. Bruce's suffering has been severe. He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, September 3, 1874


ROCHESTER GRADED SCHOOLS, opening exercises, speeches, &c. Last Monday... (names mentioned) Rev. N. L. LORD, ENOCH STURGEON, W. H. GREEN, F. B. ERNSPERGER, Dr. A. BROWN, Father FOOTE.
The following are the grades and teachers: First, Miss ALICE BARB, Second, Miss MARY BROWN, Third, Miss MAGGIE KELLY, Fourth, Miss NEAL, Fifth, Miss BELL WILLIAMS, Sixth, Mr. W. H. SICKMAN, HIgh School, Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS.
At the new school building in the southeast part of town, First, Miss LOUELLA LONG, Second, Miss EMMA STERNER.
The trustees, Mr. DAWSON, Dr. BROWN and Mr. LORD ...

There is considerable sickness. Mrs. JOHN SHACKLEFORD is very sick and has been for the last week. Mrs. KINDER is improving slowly.
Mr. MILT ENYART is building a residence in town. Uncle JOHN ABBOTT says he will have it ready for occupancy in three weeks.
The SWIHART & LOREE mill is doing good work with Mr. McMICHAEL as miller.
HORACE MILLER is in the tining business in this place...
C. S. HORTON has moved into his new dwelling and is now living in town.

J. P. SPERRY intends to begin the erection of a larce barn in a few days.
There is a curiosity in our place in the way of a perfectly developed bone-spavin on the leg of a man. Mr. J. W. BRAMAN is the unlucky possessor of this bothersom"pet." It has grown out on the side of his knee, and affects him just as they do a horse.

(Assignees' Sale) ... property of WILLIAM ASHTON... household goods and real estate (described) ... NATHAN L. LORD, JONATHAN DAWSON, CALVIN VANTRUMP, Assignees.

(Money or Law) I hereby inform all persons whom I have credited from time to time, that I have entered into co-partnership with Mr. T. C. MINER, for the purpose of manufacturing wagons and doing all kinds of custom work, and desire that all my individual accounts be settled up immediately, by cash or note ... J. G. HILL., Rochester, Sept. 3, 1874.

Mrs. J. H. BEEBER has been quite sick for the past week.
Mrs. JOHN BLANCHARD is slowly recovering from a severe spell of typhoid fever.
Mr. J. H. BEEBER, who has been absent in Kentucky, engaged in purchasing and shipping lumber, returned home Tuesday night.
Capt. DAVID RADER and lady returned from their extended summer visit in the west, last week, well and hearty...
Mr. G. G. LONG, long known as a boot and shoe maker, near Balcony hall, is erecting a new shop near his residence on Pearl street. Barkdoll, Kennedy & Co., will have the building completed in a few days.
Mr. G. W. BATES, the Singer sewing machine agent, moves this week to Wabash, and Mr. JOHN BLANCHARD takes the agency for this county...
Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT returned from his western tour last Saturday.
Through the kindness of Mrs. PHILEMON WEBER, we are the happy recipient of a fine lot of pears and grapes. She says she is compelled to gather the fruit before it is fully ripe to prevent bad boys from carrying off the whole crop. The time is fast approaching when these thieving boys will be brought to justice.

Misses MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN, TELLA LYON and MAY SHIELDS started for Oxford college, Tuesday night.

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 29. 1874
T.W. BARNETT has moved to Kewanna, in order to have better school advantages.
WM. COOK threshed 290 bushels of wheat from 8 acres ...
The TONER brothers bought over eleven hundred head of sheep this week ...
Mrs. A. T. BITTERS, Mrs. J. P. MYERS and Mrs. JAMISON, of Rochester, are visiting in this neighborhood, and seem to enjoy themselves and their visit hugely.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, September 10, 1874

The Fulton County Board of Education met at the Court House, September 1st, 1874 ... called to order by the President, Prof. W. H. GREEN... J. DAWSON was elected Secretary.
The following members were found to be present: W. H. GREEN, JOHN A. BARNETT, W. H. MOORE, ELI ROGERS, C. HAIMBAUGH, E. A. ARNOLD, JOHN R. SHOUP, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON and JOHN Q. HOWELL.

[letter from Warrensburg, Missouri, Sept. 1, 1874, signed HUGH McCOY relating how things are there]

L. M. BRACKETT returned to Chicago Monday.
Two runaways occurred last Sunday evening. A lightningrod man had all the electricity jerked out of him, but wasn't seriously hurt.
An effort will be made by some youths of this place to organize a YOUNG MENS' CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. This is an organization which some of the gray-beards would do well to encourage.
The "CALLIOPEAN LITERARY SOCIETY" was organized last Monday evening. The following officers were elected: President, W. J. WILLIAMS; Vice President, Dr. F. M. BURKET; Secretary, A. J. KITT; Treasurer, W. H. SICKMAN; Pros. Attorney, L. E. RANNELLS.

We omitted to state in our last that a poor little child had called for lodgings at the residence of JESSE KALER, alias BEN BUTLER... A little waif of humanity also called at the residence of WM. MILLER whose name we heard suggested would probably be PETER ALEXANDER.
MARRIED. -Sept. 4th, by Esq. APT, at his office, Mr. HAY and Miss SLOAN, both of the Monterey battle ground. We wish Mr. Hay and lady much joy, and hope they may succeed in the cultivation of a crop of small grass.

BLUE GRASS LOCALS, August 28, 1874
Misses MATTIE McGUAHY and MOLLIE ALLEN are attending school at Logansport.
Sickness seems to prevail in this neighborhood; the sick list is as follows: Mrs. ROBERT THRUSH, JESSE JULIAN, JAMES LEWIS, ague; JAMES THRUSH and GRACE THRUSH, Erysipelas; JENNIE EGRAN, GIDDEON LEWIS, bilious fever; old Mr. WHALEN, old age and the fever.
MARRIED. -We understand that JOHN LANDES and Miss LOU BENNETT were married on the 9th inst.
DIED. -HENRY HOOBER's baby was buried at the Methodist church, on the 22d of this month.

FULTON FLIPPINGS, September 4, 1874
Mr. JOHN CHAMP threshed 749-1/2 bushels (wheat) from 27 acres.
I can think of nothing more to write except that MASON JAQUA and HENRY HOWER have just traded horses. Both got a bargain. -LEVI W. POWNALL.

Mrs. G. I. MILLER has removed her Millinery business into the room formerly occupied by Ashton's Bank ..
Mr. J. G. STRADLEY writes he will re visit Rochester in two or three weeks.
Mr. S. BRICKLE, of near Leiter's Ford, kindly donated this office a fine lot of peaches, and we ate.
Mr. and Mrs. GEO. I. MILLER have the prettiest and sweetest little daughter in the county. We say this fully aware of the danger of getting our ears pulled by several fond parents.
During the past week we have been printing labels for ADAM AULT's medical preparations, which he has been selling for several years ...
Mr. DAVID COOPER is erecting a neat commodious residence on Madison street, south of Pearl, which will be ready for occupancy in a short time ...
Some two weeks ago Mrs. JONAS MYERS received a fine lot of grapes from California, forwarded by Mr. J. H. ONSTOTT of that State, with instructions to deliver the SPY editor a nice bunch or two ... The grapes are very large, of a light color, resembling small plums. As the Irishman said about the potatoes: "Ten will make a peck and twelve a dacent male."

FRANK P. BITTERS, of Akron, went to Valparaiso, Monday, to attend his second term of Normal school at that place.
Mr. JAMES O. MILLER returned from his summer tour last Tuesday evening, very much improved physically and facially.
Uncle BILL BALL has been seriously afflicted for the past few days. He will drink at the healing springs of Michigan, next week.
CHARLES L. WHITTENBERGER and CALVIN K. BITTERS, of Akron, are attending the high school at this place. Cal. has been making rapid progress as a short hand reporter, and in the course of a year or two will be able to adopt it as a profession should nothing better turn up.
Mr. and Mrs. STEPHEN BUTLER, of Topeka, are visiting at Mr. CHARLEY HOLEMAN's north of town. Mrs. Butler has been suffering for some time with weak lungs, bordering on consumption, and this trip is to see old friends and for the possible improvement of her health.
E. R. BOYER & CO., harness-makers, who formerly occupied rooms north of Elam & Davis' dry goods store, have moved directly across the street ...
Mr. S. H. FARRY, of Newcastle township, had on exhibition at the Star Store, a few days ago, a lot of Early Rose potatoes ...

NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS. -We are under obligations to C. K. BITTERS for the following names of students attending the High School Department of the Rochester Graded Schools, who are not citizens of Rochester:
Richland township - E. C. MARTINDALE.
Aubbeenaubbee township - HENRY MYERS.
Canton, Ohio - F. L. WAGONER.
Osceola, Iowa - J. Q. HENRY, Miss LAURA HENRY.

NEWT McQUERN was married to Miss MAGGIE GIFFIN on last Wednesday.
JOHN CLAYTON, ORANGE MEREDITH and JOHN VAN METER are coming back from "the west." Cause - "hard times and the grasshoppers."

While on the train between Wagoner's Station and Rochester, on Saturday last we met with our old friend, J. YOST WHEATLEY, who said he was on his way to Rochester to employ a physician to visit his sick mother ...
The ladies of Lincoln speak very highly of BUD MEANS, considering their short acquaintance with him while at a party at Dr. VAL THOMPSON's not long since ...
We visited Rochester last Saturday... Happening to be in town without any conveyance, we went to the railroad crossing near the depot to hail some wagon bound for Akron; after a short time a one-horse vehicle came up; after inquiry we found that he was going twenty-four miles on that road, and asking permission to ride with him, we soon set sail for Akron. This gentleman's name is STEMM, a former citizen of Rochester, who lost his wife some time last spring and was on his way to see his three little motherless children... -W. W. CARVEY.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, September 17, 1874

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS met at the Court House on Monday... all the members present ... (names mentioned): DANIEL CRIPLIVER was appointed to take charge of and care for PHILIP CRIPLIVER, insane, until the next session of the Circuit Court... The Auditor was directed to draw an order on the Treasury for the payment of freight on material for the abutments and piers for the new iron BRIDGE to be built at Leiter's Ford when the same will be delivered at Rochester.

KEWANNA ITEMS., September 12, 1874
A little girl of JO SLICK's fell out of the barn one day this week and broke one of her arms; not very bad, however.

TOM BROWN is clerking for JESSE SHIELDS. Tom is a lively young chap, and will make a good salesman.
A man by the name of HOLSTEN was arrested on the charge of grand larceny and incarcerated in the county jail, last Saturday.
Mrs. SMITH, who has been lying dangerously ill for the past four weeks, is rapidly recovering under the careful treatment of Dr. J. C. SPOHN.

First Grand Social Ball of the winter season of 1874, given at BALCONY HALL, Rochester, Indiana, Tuesday evening, October 20th. Music by the celebrated GERMAN SIX BROTHERS BAND, of Plymouth. Committee of Arrangements: JACOB GERSON, JACOB ROSENBERG, BEN HEILBRUN. Tickets $1.00.

(Notice of Administration) ... JESSE L. MARTINDALE appointed Administrator of the Estate of LAWRENCE LONG, late of Fulton county, deceased. Sept. 5, 1874.

(Ditch Notice) ... appraisers will meet ... on the 5th day of October, 1874... The names of non-residents owning lands to be affected thereby, are: JOHN SIMPSON... E. F. DRAKE.... (signed) RICHARD REED, J. S. MARTIN, Sept. 14, 1874.

QUERY? How came DAN AGNEW, SIDNEY MOON and SAMUEL KEELY in possession of those expensive cast-iron hitching posts in front of their respective residences? Is it not reasonable to suppose they were presented to them by the parties who put up the court house fence for the assistance these county officers rendered in securing them the job at the enormous sum of eight thousand dollars? Who will tell?
MOORE RALSTIN sells four large loaves of bread for twentv-five cents.
Rev. R. D. UTTER is the name of the new pastor at the M.E. Church at this place.
NELS HUNTER is some on a mouth organ. He puts in the double demi-semi-quavers.
Mr. B. O. JOHNSON, the woolen mill man, made his annual visit to this office Tuesday to renew his paper.
We learn that Mr. DAVID HAINBAUGH, three miles north of town, has been quite low with bilious fever.
R. P. SMITH, familiarly known as DICK, understands the express business thoroughly and gives general satisfaction.
Mr. WILL CRAVEN, the photographer, who went west for his health, last spring, is reported very much improved and will soon return.
Dr. I. E. WRIGHT, of this city, is a member of the Monterey Grange, which perhaps has something to do with his rapid increase of professional practice.
A people's convention has been called to meet at Kewanna next Tuesday, the 22d, for the purpose of nominating a joint representative for the counties of Stark, Pulaski and Fulton.
Mr. SAMUEL MILLER says the next time he comes to town with cider he will bring us some with a little sassafras root in it. Cider and roots are good, but we prefer to take them separate.
Mr. W. H. SICKMAN, teacher of the sixth grade at the Rochester schools received a present last week in the way of a nice, little box filled with navy beans, but Mr. Sickman is not the man to eat that kind of fruit while acting in the capacity of a teacher.
Mr. WILLIAM H. CARTER, who resides east of town, had a social party at his residence last Thursday evening...
Mr. J. M. BEEBER is agent for the Protection Life Insurance company at Chicago.
Mr. WM. MASTELLER, and other farmers east of the lake, tell us that chintz bugs in great quantities are working on the fall wheat and corn...
Mr. JOHN CLAYTON, who went west last April, to spend the summer, returned last Saturday, bringing with him, not a happy bride as we instructed him to do when he went away, but a lot of farm products of the State of Nebraska ...
Mr. L. HOOVER, of Fulton, has been suffering for some time with a severe catarrh in his hand.
Mr. JOSEPH BIBBLER, well known as a fair business man and a good citizen of this county and town, was taken some two weeks since with a severe pain throughout his whole head, which has well nigh deranged his mind. He is now lying very low at his residence in this place, but it is hoped he will speedily recover.
DIED. - Mrs. FANNY BRIGHT, of Henry township, died at her residence, last Monday, aged 78 years, 7 months and 20 days. Grandma Bright had been an active member of the M.E. church for several years, alwavs sustaining an upright Christian character.
-Mrs. LOTTIE MASTELLER, wife of HERBERT MASTELLER, died last Sunday, after suffering for many months with that dire disease, consumption, with a glorious hope of eternal life in heaven. Less than one year ago they were married, with high hopes of future life, to-day they are separated bv the cruel hand of death. To the mourning husband and friends we extend our sympathy, though we know there is nothing that will fill the vacuum made by the death of a companion and friend.


Gratefully we acknowledge the receipt of the following:
Miss MOLLIE CRANE of this place, brought us a very fine lot of tomatoes last Thursday. Mollie is yet in her early teens, graceful, pretty and kind ...
Mr. C. S. HICKMAN, a well-known farmer near this place, who bears an enjoyable reputation as a good citizen and is every way an honorable and responsible man, kindly donated a half bushel of peaches ...
And now comes Mr. R. S. JEWELL, the well known "man of the lake," with a lot ready-dressed black bass ...
CALLIOPEAN SOCIETY... The first public meeting was held last Monday evening in the high school room of the school building ... The question for discussion was, "Resolved that the Civil Rights bill should become a law." The question was debated on that occasion by W. H. SICKMAN, NELS HUNTER, Dr. BURKETT, SCOTT SHIELDS and Prof. WILLIAMS ...

Dr. BRACKETT wants to become a granger.
B. B. PATTON attended the Jasper county fair during last week.
Mr. SAMUEL GARRETT has been suffering for some time from an enlargement of the liver. He has been confined to his bed for about one month.
Mr. GEO. CARTER, the democratic candicate for commissioner, who by-the-way, is a perfect gentleman, is the champion wheat raiser of this place...
We learn that Mr. WM. KIRKENDOLL, a former resident of this place, is a candidate for constable of Rochester township. He is a very worthy gentleman and the people here, irrespective of party, intend to vote for him in October. If it is true it is not a very significant office, but it is not so small that it should be unworthily bestowed.

Several new buildings have been erected inside the fair ground, a lot of new stalls and other improvements ...
BOY WANTED. Some good boy, living in this place, between fifteen and twenty years of age, desiring to learn the printing business, can find a situation at this office.
Dr. V. GOULD exhibited at this office last week a nugget of copper weighing about seven pounds, which had been found some time since on STEPHEN RARRICK's farm, in Aubbeenaubbee township. It will be on exhibition at the Fair this week.
The partnership between ELAM & DAVIS in the dry goods business has been dissolved by mutual consent, but the business will be conducted at their old stand by Mrs. ELAM, under the supervision of J. W. ELAM... has been in the trade many years ... His store is in the FROMM BLOCK, north end of town.

Dr. SCOTT RANNELLS is practicing medicine at Inwood, Indiana.
ISRAEL LEEDY, near Walnut, will sell his personal property on Saturday, October 3d.
It is said that some of the "county poor" wear better clothes than the tax payers, but then this is a Democratic county, you know.
Mr. W. T. McDUGAL and Mr. D. J. POWNELL, proprietors of the saw mill east of the railroad, have just moved their families from Fulton and will reside in the south-east part of town...
DOG STOLEN... (described) ... THOMAS SHELTON, Peru road 4 miles S.E. of Rochester. Sept. 18, 1874.

Mrs. JUDGE COLE, of Peru, has been here for the past few days visiting her daughters, Mrs. H. B. JAMISON and Mrs. WILLIAM BEARSS. Grandma Cole, although well advanced in years, well retains her vigor of life and enjoys reasonably good health...
Mr. J. S. STRADLEY, of Cresco, Iowa, is spending this week among his many friends in this place. ... truly a model young man, and yet we should be sorry to lose either of the amiable young ladies of this place.
Mr. JOSEPH BIBBLER, who has been suffering for some time with a disease of the head, is now better ...
As is generally known Mr. WM. BEARSS, of this place, has been in feeble health for some time, and is now scarcely able to leave home except for a short buggy ride. Some time since Mrs. BEARSS and her sister, Mrs. JAMISON, determined to give him a little surprise party on his birth-day, Friday last, the 18th inst. ... Mr. L. M. MONTGOMERY should take him out buggy riding... and while absent a number of his particular friends should drop in... piano music and song oy Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, Mrs. BEARSS and others... GEORGE and OMER BEARSS presented him with a very handsome chair, which was the principal birth-day present.

Miss AGGIE AITKEN is quite sick. Mrs. KELSY is also on the sick list.
Since writing my last there has been several changes made. One is Mr. ALEX McLUCAS moved from his place to Hooversville and Mr. ROCK has moved to Rosedale; the DAVIS boys have left to resume their visit in Ohio, and the ARTISTS have left to attend the fair in Logansport; Mr. JOHN BRAMAN is going to start for Iowa the first of the week. WM. BRAMAN has sold out to RUFUS VANBLARICOME ... RADLIFF MARTIN is going to move to THEO. WHITE's farm, one mile south of town, in a few days.
Mr. RANDOLPH preached his farewell sermon on the 6 inst ...
Dr. FAIRBANKS has returned from his eastern visit, enjoying very good health.
Mrs. ELLIOTT, living near Fletcher's lake, was thrown from her horse when going to Marshtown, a few days ago and badly injured ...
Mr. BLACKBURN has purchased Mr. ROCK's property and intends moving into it in a short time.
Mrs. HANSON and Miss GILLIE GLOVER, of Valparaiso, are visiting friends and relatives of this place..
There was a social party at ALFRED MARTIN'S, on Saturday evening. Those in attendance report a pleasant time.
WM. D. MARTIN is coopering again.
The APT brothers are busily engaged putting up a new shop on T. APT's lot.

JOHN KILLMER has sold his stock of goods to R. T. THOMPSON, of Royal Center.
ENOCH MYERS has been having his ear rifled out. He is all right now.
GREEN OAK GRAPES, Sept. 19, 1874
Notwithstanding the hard times the proprietors of the G.O. Sawmill will soon be prepared for converting corn into meal.
ISAM ROSS and lady, of Madison, Ind., are visiting relatives in the vicinity of Green Oak and Wagoners ...
I was recently made happy in forming the acquaintance of Mr. AL. J. KITT... who is better known to the readers of the SPY as BUD MEANS. We found (him) to be a very pleasant little man to converse with...

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, October 8, 1874

LOT METZ has just finished a fine set of harness for R. P. SMITH...
The young men should remember and patronize the new restaurant in ANTHONY's old stand, two doors north of the Star Store. Mr. SAMUEL, the proprietor, and an excellent young man, has fitted up the room in first-class style,...
By a written contract with the good people of Remington we are obliged to issue a paper in that city before the lst day of November, 1874, and ... we will say that it is desirable that we be present on that occasion. This issue of the SPY closes our connection with it both as typo and correspondent, but we hope the time will come when we can make local writing a permanent business in Rochester.

A small specimen of a democrat of the feminine gender took lodging with HICK PHILLIPS lately, also a very small republican of the same gender made REUB HILTON very happy, judging from the way he wears his hat.
Mrs. CARTER, wife of our P.M., it is thought can hardly survive many days.
Elder McGREW has been installed deputy P.M.
B. STAMM, Esq., will be an independent candidate for Justice of the Peace, and JAMES OWEN an independent candidate for Constable, in this township.
Mr. F. H. TURNER at Tiosa, is manufacturing and has now on hand a fine lot of saddles and harness ...

ED HAWKINS returned to Rochester last week.
J. H. BEEBER offers his "fine family" horse for sale cheap.
Mr. CHAS JACKSON will move in his new house in a few weeks.
The AKRON HOTEL has a new cook stove. Mrs. KUHN, the hostess, was in town last week.
Mr. JOSEPH BIBBLER is very much improved in health, and is again able to attend to business.
Mr. ADAM AULT, the medicine man, sells Leibig's Fever and Ague cure, a positive remedy. Try it.
Mr. ELIAS BROWN, formerly a resident of this place, was killed on the 22d of August by the falling of a tree.
MARRIED. -Esquire REES tied an exceedingly happy matrimonial knot last Friday night for HENRY SHULTZ and Miss MINNIE WALLACE.
J. NICODEMUS has returned from Mechanicsburg, Indiana, and is now employed by Mr. SIDMORE. He is a good workman and a clever fellow.
The building of the iron BRIDGE across Tippecanoe river, at Leiter's ford, has been awarded to King Bridge Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, at a cost of $18.80 per lineal foot, aggregating about $3,800.
Mr. A. H. MOW kindly left at our office two weeks ago a mess of the finest sweet potatoes we ever stuck a tooth in, and a bottle of splendid sorghum molasses. These articles had been on exhibition at the fair, and took the premium.

No MORE BOOK KEEPING. On and after October 12, 1874, we will sell meats only for Cash, and for this reason we have reduced the prices as follows: Best steak, 10 cents; best roasts, 8 cents; and all other meats in proportion. It will be useless to say "charge this." SHIELDS & TRACY. J. S. RANNELLS.

Mr. D. W. SHRYOCK, brother to Colonel, is in town, and will remain several days.
Mr. F. B. ERNSPERGER and lady are attending the Exposition at Chicago this week.
Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND, the post-mistress is absent this week attending a wedding of a relative in Richmond, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. ELLIOTT and Mrs. R. P. SMITH were at the State Fair last week, and report a very pleasant time.
Miss ELIZABETH BROWER, of Greenwood, Indiana, expects to remain in this place for some time, and has engaged to teach a class in instrumental music.
Mrs. RACHEL ARMANTROUT, of Adamsboro, Cass county, is here visiting her sister and other relation. She will go to Peru next week and thence home.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. PLANK are attending the Exposition at Chicago this week. Mrs. Plank will purchase a full stock of millinery goods before her return.
Rev. R. D. UTTER, the new M.E. pastor, has moved into F. K. KENDRICK's property, north-east of the court house square. Dr. I. E. WRIGHT occupies the parsonage.
DIED. -In this place, Sept. 28th, an infant of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. BROWN, and on Friday morning, Oct. 2d, Mrs. M. C. BROWN.
-In this place, Oct 1st, IOLA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. GREEN, aged 14 months and 8 days.
-In Rochester township, Sept. 29, 1874, of typhoid fever, Mr. JOHN WESLEY VANLUE, aged 26 years, 1 month and 26 days.
Mr. Vanlue was a son of JAMES and MALINDA VANLUE. John was an obedient son, and proved a kind and affectionate husband. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his death.
Dearest son, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

JOE ARNOLD met with a rare piece of luck one day last week -- A boy.
JOHN VAN LEW, a married son of JAMES VAN LEW, died very suddenly last week.

FRANK CARTER has sold his farm and intends starting to Rock Island, Illinois, about the fifteenth of October.
JOHN PYLE, who finished learning the art of telegraphing a few months ago, and who was filling an office near Chicago, has been spending a few weeks at home on account of ill health.

LIST OF PREMIUMS awarded by the Fulton County Agricultural Society... [See Rochester SENTINEL'S report of same]

J. W. REDD has the finest residence in the township.
The proprietors of the Danville stables say their fast horses can trot a mile in spite of thunder.

ROCHESTER UTIION-SPY, Thursday, October 15, 1874

WILLIAM HOUSE is improving slowly. JAMES CORBET is very low with consumption. LEVI VANBLARICOME is also very poorly, his disease is also consumption. Mrs. WM. MARTIN is just recovering from an attack of typhoid fever. Mr. HOOVER's hand is recovering slowly.
Rev. Mr. RANDOLPH left here on the 22d of September for Iowa. Hope they will reach their destination in safety and also like their new home.
The new minister, Rev. Mr. BOICOURT, preached his first sermon here last Sabbath...
We were recently informed that a little wood sawyer was making his home at N. QUAD'S. We hope he will keep plenty of wood on hand.
Doctor CANFIELD has returned to Minnesota to visit his family who are sick.
Miss LIZZIE BREWER, of Indianapolis, but at present visiting at Mr. PENCE'S, near Rochester, visited at our house on the 3d... She is a splendid musician...
Mr. AITKIN has just received a new lot of goods. GEORGE COOK has been rearranging his store room and has received a nice lot of new goods ...
WILLIAM MARTIN is now in the pump business and all those wishing to purchase a pump should call at his Cooper shop on Main street ...
I was privileged to make Perrysburg a short visit on the 5th, and think it a very nice little village. We were splendidly entertained by Miss ADDIE and MAGGIE SIMONTON. Miss Maggie is a splendid musician...
Mrs. HANSON and Miss OLIVE GLOVER start tomorrow for home... Mrs. Hanson lived here when a girl...

[letter from Decatur, Illinois, October 4, 1874, signed JOSEY S. W. TROUTMAN]:
I expect you will be somewhat surprised to receive a letter from one of your former citizens. My father moved from Fulton county 19 years ago the 8th day of last May, bound for the State of Kansas and only got as far as Missouri, and stopped on account of the Kansas and Missouri difficulty, and finding that it was not a very safe place to stay, we packed up and moved back to what is called Central Illinois, where we now live; and since that time or, the close of the war I have made one trip to the west and came back perfectly satisfied to live in Illinois. There is not any better nor finer place to live than Central Illinois ....

JAMES LEWIS is digging a well on his farm.
JACOB SHOWLEY put up a large cider press this fall. One day this week he made about 200 gallons til 9 o'clock p.m.
ALF. MATHEWS has bought him a new buggy. Now we suppose he will go for the girls.

MARRIED. -At Marshtown, Sept. 30th, DANIEL FOGLESONG, of Cass Co., and JANE GRAUEL, of Marshtown. At the residence of JESSE DEWEESE, SAMUEL GORDON and DAME DEWEESE, Oct. lst.

WILLIAM GRINDELL of this place sold one of his farms to an Ohio man. We did not learn his name.
D. KELLY VICKERY, of this place, a young man about 22 years, accidentally shot himself through the hand; the ball entered the palm of the hand inflicting a severe wound. Be careful how you handle revolvers. - - - - W. W. CARVEY.

(Notice of Administration) ... THOMAS TORRENCE appointed Administrator of the estate of FRANCIS B. HUFF, last of Fulton county, deceased... Oct. 8th, 1874.

B. E. MORRISON, of the FARMERS' RELIEF STORE relieves and repairs furs. Take your muffs and capes to him...
MARRIED. -On the 14th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents in Liberty township, by Esq. OLIVER, Mr. WILLIAM J. GREEN and Miss RACHEL COLLINS.
DIED. -Near Rochester, October 10, 1874, Mrs. ELIZA JANE GOOD, wife of ISAAC GOOD, aged 44 years, 7 months and 17 days.
Mrs. Good was born in Dumfreas township, Upper Canada, and united in marriage to her now bereaved husband, September 15, 1850. She was an affectionate companion, a kind and a loving mother, loved most by those who knew her best. At an early age she united with the M.E. Church, and from the evidence manifested in her last illness we are fully assured of her preparation for the dying hour. Mrs. Good was the mother of nine children, three of whom preceded her across the Jordon of death. The funeral service was held at the residence Sabbath, from whence a large concourse of sympathizing friends accompanied the remains to the Odd Fellows' Cemetery.

Mrs. HARRY FETTER, of Logansport, has been here visiting; Mrs. H. B. JAMISON, Mrs. WILLIAM BEARSS and many other friends.

Five large tables at the CENTRAL HOUSE are surrounded daily by guests.
Two two-horse wagon loads of walnuts came to town Wednesday afternoon.
There was a grand Democratic "tea" party at JOE WIDNER's saloon, near the depot Saturday evening last.
A large amount of money was bet on the election Tuesday night. Bets ranged from five cent cigars to fifty dollars.
O. MARTIN's restaurant done business all night Tuesday ...
A little scratch was had Wednesday between MYERS and SAMUEL SWARTWODT, the bailiff, on Main street, in front of the court house...

KEWANNA ITEMS, Oct. 12, 1874
JERRY SPARKS has been quite sick with the fever, but is now able to be around again. Others are complaining of the chills.
DIED. -Saturday evening, Mrs. ELLEN CARTER, wife of our worthy P.M., aged 33 years, 7 months and 15 days. The deceased was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, and died with the firm assurance of her acceptance in her Savior's Kingdom. Her funeral services, which took place to-day were conducted by Elder McGRAW, assisted by Father SPARKS.
MIKE BARNETT returned from Kansas, Saturday, where he had been eaten out by the grasshoppers. From his starting point he traveled 200 miles before he could get a mouthful of grain for his horses. He reports thousands on their way home. Let us welcome them back. They failed through no fault of their own.
MARRIED. -"CHIP'S" ELDER was married on the 3d of this month to Miss HARVEY.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, October 22, 1874

HUGH VAN METER now adds a J. P. to his name.

BLUE GRASS LOCALS, Oct. 15, 1874
CORNELIUS COVERT moves to Colfax next week
Hon. HUGHSTON COIN has retired from business and gone to lead a life of quiet repose, at Middle Fork, south of Logansport.
MARRIED. -Weddings seem to be the fashion now adays, so DAN MORRISON concluded he would chop the wood, milch the cows and caress his darling ANNIE (MATHEWS) if she would sew the buttons, make his bed and never slap him with the mush paddle.
-Also Mr. WEBB WHIP and Miss (SARAH) COPNER concluded to join their fortunes and live in perfect bliss.


(Estray Notice) About two weeks since, a dark red cow... strayed from my residence at Kewanna, and is supposed to have come to Rochester or vicinity... JOHN Q. HOWELL, Kewanm, Ind.

(Notice of Survey) .... bv THOMAS TORRENCE. SILAS J. MILLER, Surveyor.
TIOSA HARNESS SHOP, Tiosa, Ind., F. H. TURNER, Prop ....

(Special Notice) The public will take notice that my wife, ELIZABETH McWHERTER, has left my bed and board, and that I will not be responsible for, nor pay any debts contracted by her on my credit. ACHILUS McWHERTER. Oct. 20, 1874.

(Pocket Book Lost) ... on election day, on the road from my residence to Rochester or in the town of Rochester... containing about $4.50, a few papers and a small key... THOMAS SHELTON

DAVIDSON's steam saw mill is devouring large piles of wood around town.
Mr. DAVID SECOR is the owner of the finest pair of draft horses in the county.
Once a month Dr. BURKET, the dentist, will spend a week at Bourbon, Indiana.
Mrs. MINNIE SHRYOCK HUGHSTON is now a resident of Logansport...
JAMES O. MILLER, formerly teller of the Farmers' Loan and Deposit Bank, is tearing calicoes in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
SAMUEL KEELY, the man who gets the big majorities for county clerk, moved Wednesday into the WILLIAM ASHTON property, on west Pearl street.
E. GALTRY, Esq., left at this office last week a lot of turnips ...
Mr. A. McW. BOLLMAN, of Decatur, Indiana, and Miss ELSIE E. KEEGAN, of Bunker Hill, will be married at the latter place this evening. Several persons go from this place to attend the wedding.
Messrss. JAMISON & CONNOR, Attorneys at law, seem to lead the bar in this place in important cases. Their fees upon collections will amount to over five hundred dollars at the coming term of court.
Mrs. WILLIAM ASHTON has moved from her old homestead on west Pearl street to her son's residence on south Main street. We have now the honor of being a near neighbor to one of the best families in town.
SOLOMON MILLER, Esq., of Aubbeenaubbee township, left on our table a very fine selection of fall and winter apples ...

Miss MARY MERCER has been installed organist at the M.E. Church.
We learn that Dr. H. B. ERNSPERGER, of Gilead, will take to himself one of the fair daughters of Miami county...
Dr. A. CANFIELD, of Fulton, returned Tuesday evening from a visit to his family who reside at Sank Centre, Minnesota. He was called home by the sickness of a daughter, who died a few days after his arrival.
Mr. WILLIAM E. WOOLEY, wholesale and retail dealer in Saddlery, Hardware, Leather and Findings, went on a visit to his family in Miami county last Saturday. He expects to move to this place in about two weeks. They will occupy the house where Mr. CHARLES JACKSON now lives.

THE NEW STAVE FACTORY. -CLARK & WEAVER possess the true grit. Almost immediately after their factory was burned down they commenced clearing away the debris preparatory to erecting other buildings on the site of the old factory. Last Thursday afternoon they called to their aid about one hundred citizens who carried three divisions of the large sheds, formerly used as dry houses, and placed them in position to be converted into buildings for the use of the factory. In a few weeks the machinery will again be in running order. Heretofore the Stave Factory was one of the most profitable manufactories in the county. It furnishes a market for just such timber as Fulton county possesses, and gives employment to more men than any other one establis6ent. Our hope is that Messrs. Clark & Weaver will be more successful in the future than in the past, and that they will remain and enlarge their factory to its former size and capacity.

TOWNSHIP OFFICES. -The following are the names of the candidates for township offices in Rochester township and the votes each one received:
It will be seen by the above that Rochester township has elected a Republican trustee, three justices and four constables. We swept the field with the exception of one justice of the peace.

DIED. -At his residence, south-west of Rochester, Tuesday night, October 13, 1874, of typhoid fever, Mr. SAMUEL GARRETT, aged about 60 years.
Another highly esteemed citizen has gone to his eternal resting place. He was taken sick on the 13th of August and had been confined to his bed of pain ever since until God in his infinite mercy saw fit to give him rest. In the loss of Mr. Garrett we have lost a respected neighbor and a true friend -- one that will not be forgotten in a few days. To the sorrowing family and more especially to the aged and feeble widow, do their many friends offer their heartfelt sympathy...

Represetatives: Fulton & Kosciusko, BEARSS 1206, LEITER 1408. Fulton, Pulaski and Starke, BURSON 1394, WICKERSHAM 1295.
Clerk: GOULD 1164, KEELY 1581.
Sheriff: MYERS 1238, MOON 1448.
Auditor: BARNETT 1372, @FYN 1372.
Treasurer: CATES 1376, McC-AUGHEY 1339
Recorder: MAXEY 1303, CHAMBERLAIN 1415.
Commissioner: TOWNSEND 1224, CARTER 1492.
Coroner: BAILEY 1318, McKEE 1474.
Surveyor: STINSON 1319, MILLER 1423.
Assessor: BALL 1463, VANTRUMP 1203.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, October 29, 1874

AKRON QUILLS, Oct. 30, 1874.
ANDREW STRONG is the happy owner of a fine new buggy.
R. C. WALLACE closes his school at Summit on next Tuesday.
The ADAMSON BRO'S. sold their tan-yard to DILLON & STRONG, who propose to move it near the street and convert it into a paint shop, where you can get buggies finished in the latest style.
Mr. A. CURTIS has just returned from Chicago, where he disposed of a lot of "porkers." ...
KREIGHBAUM & DANIELS are driving a splendid harness trade...
WILLIAM KERCHER contemplates removing to Akron, where he proposes engaging in the fur trade, especially sheep pelts and skunk skins.
Akron now boasts of a second BRICK BUILDING.
Mother TOWNSEND is recovering from a severe attack of illness.
DANIEL SIBERT makes a good-looking Esquire.
JOSEPH WILHOIT, our renowned knight of the knife, talks of teaching some of our youths how to play tick-tack on his windows.
Our new school house has a new covering.
V. SHAFFER's new house is almost completed.
JOHN BRYANT is in town with his moving apparatus, changing the location of some of our buildings ...

LIME BRACKETT is to teach our winter school.
ORANGE MEREDITH and JOHN VAN METER have returned from the west.


O. MARTIN. near Balcony Hall, has sold out his restaurant.
BENJ. NOFTSGER is a lively fellow and keeps a lively store at Noftsgerville.
Dr. PLANK is having his fine residence on south Main street re-painted.
J. V. GOSS and WILLIAM MORGAN will start on a western tour about the first of November.
Miss ELLA KEWNEY, B. F. DAWSON and WILL PUGH form the graduating class of the Rochester high school.
JEREMIAH LEITER... has started with his wife to spend the winter in California.
JOHN GLAZE erected quite a commodious residence on BIG ISLAND., in lake Manitou, this fall, and moved his household goods there by boat last Sunday.
Mr. JAMES BEEBER presented us Monday with a lot of ripe persimmons, gathered from a tree on Mrs. YOUNG RALSTIN's farm. The tree when quite young was brought from the south by Mr. YOUNG RALSTIN, ...
A case of polygomy is before the Fulton circuit court. One BEEVER married a Miss KESSLER some time since, but not being satisfied with a reasonable amount of charms, married a Miss NORRIS, and for an exhibition of his extreme benevolence, now languisheth in the Fulton county jail.

Miss ELLA LAWHEAD with grace and beauty holds the ribbons Dexter-ously over her gay careering gray pony.
Miss LOU BRACKETT is again writing in the Recorder's office...
Miss MINNIE FARQUAR, of Kokomo, arrived here Wednesday noon, on a visit to her friends and relatives, Mrs. JAMES GAINER and others...

EXPLOSION! -Last Saturday while B. F. DAWSON was engaged in the regular duties in the drug store a prescription was brought in to be compounded, which duty fell upon him to do. ... The directions for compounding were abbreviated, ... formed a gas, which, without warning, blew the funnel about fifteen feet in the air, breaking the bottle in fragments, and throwing the contents into his face and eyes. Dr. SPOHN was present and prescribed. Not enough of the acid found its way into his eyes to injure them....

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, in Bunker Hill, Indiana, Thursday evening, October 22, 1874, by the Rev. CLARK SKINNER, Mr. A. Mc. W. BOLLMAN., of Decatur, Indiana, and Miss ELSIE E. KEEGAN.
The bride is a daughter of P. KEEGAN, Esq., one of the useful and respected citizens of Miami county. We have known her from early childhood, and for a long time prior to her marriage was considered a member of our family, therefore we know whereof we speak when we say that she is lady-like in all her deportment and every way calculated to become a pleasant and useful marital companion. Mr. Bollman, her husband, is known to be a man of intelligence and excellent moral character, who loves God and his neighbor as himself....
-At the residence of the bride's mother, in this place, on Thursday evening, Oct. 22, 1874, by the Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. WILLIAM PENNY and Miss SARAH M. QUALLS.
We wish to express a hope that they will add many pennies to their stock, and that each one will be genuine.

DIED, -At his residence, in Henry township, October 26, 1874, JACOB BRIGHT, aged 34 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Mr. Bright was a member of the Christian church for eighteen years, and was known as one of the good citizens of Henry township. His remains now rest at the Akron cemetery.

OBED MARTIN has sold his restaurant to GEORGE GOSS.
DAVIDSON's steam wood sawing machine has been at the school house at work all this week.
CHARLES JACKSON has at last moved into his large and commodious residence on the corner of Pearl and Pontiac streets.
G. M. SARGENT now occupies what is known as the KEELY property. He moved this week, and will proceed to repair the building at once.
GEO. I. MILLER has sold his residence on Main street and moved into his father-in-law's house on Madison street. He has also erected several new additions.

GREEN OAK GRAPES, Oct. 26, 1874
Mr. TELL COLLINS, of this place, has bought a half interest in a saw mill in Starke county.
I had the pleasure of attending the first oyster supper of the season, on last Wednesday evening, at Mr. A. B. TOWNSEND's ...

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, November 5, 1874

MARRIED. -In Gilead, at the residence of the bride's parents, on the 22d of October, by JOHN AKRIGHT, Justice of the peace, Dr. H. B. ERNSPERGER and Miss MAGGIE McKEE.
... Mrs. McKEE is rapidly gaining experience in making wedding suppers, as this is the second daughter of hers that has been married within the last month. ... -PERU REPUBLICAN

AKRON QUILLS, Nov. 2, 1874
Mrs. DILLON has returned from visiting her ma. FRANK is subsiding. Mrs. E. BLANE is visiting friends at Leesburg.
Uncle GEORGE McCLOUD has betaken himself to the country.
Mr. FRANK WEAVER contemplates moving to Mexico, Miami Co., Indiana...

PIN HOOK POINTS, Oct. 30, 1874
The EBENEZER DEBATING CLUB has reorganized and begun work.
Today (Saturday) THOMAS MERCER met with an accident which came very near proving fatal. While using his team for the purpose of rolling a log at HOOK's mill one of his horses kicked him; one foot striking his chest and the other his chin, knocking him lifeless for a time. Dr. BRACKETT was called imediately, and it was a long time before reaction took place. Several ribs were broken.
JOHN MULLENCUP returned from DeKalb county, Illinois, a short time since, where he had been viewing a piece of land which he expects to purchase and locate on soon.
GIB EARL is not done making prairie hay yet. He expects to finish about the first of next month, then he wants to dig his apples, gather his potatoes and be ready to husk his corn immediately after Christmas.
Mr. M. S. WEILLS has been selected to teach our school during the winter term...

KEWANNA ITEMS, Oct 21, 1874
Since last we wrote there has been a perfect shower of babies in this vicinity and JEHIEL COOK, MAJOR FULLER, WILLIAM CARTER and JOHN MYERS each have a little boy to keep them awake nights. The first three are of the Republican persuasion ...
Dr. SHATTO, of Kewanna, may well be styled the variety man. He is a physician, attorney at law, notary public, keeps a drug store, sells yankee notions generally and has lately added a fine lot of jewelry, the low prices of which he says will even surprise the grangers...

Miss BELL WALTERS is making Rochester her home for the present.
L. M. SPOTTS, Esq., is now located at Lodi, Medina county, Ohio.
ED. HORTON will teach at the Sawmill school house this winter, south of town.
FRANK BEEVER, the polygamist was sent to Logansport for trial where the crime was committed.
Mr. DAVID COOPER moved into his new house Monday. Mr. J. H. DENISTON, of Mexico, took possession of the property Mr. Cooper left.
J. S. SLICK, Esq., has been afflicted with a weak back for a week back, though he has managed to "see through" his numerous cases in court.
HUGH VAN METER, Esq., one of the newly elected justices of the peace, says he will charge nothing for marrying old bachelors. Call on him.
GEO. WHITESIDE drives the milk wagon while J. S. TAYLOR sits on the jury. George is an experienced hand at the business, having served a faithful apprenticeship in Peru, some years ago.

STREET LAMPS. -We would not that Rochester should be putting on too many city airs, yet it would add much to the comfort, convenience and appearance of the place if a lamp was erected in front of each of the principal business houses on Main street; say one at the Central House, Wallace House, Zimmerman's, Danziger's, Ernsperger's, Plank's, Dawson's, Feder & Silberberg's, Heilbrun & Wile's and Chinn's. They could be put up by the proprietors at a trifling expense and would not only be a thing of beauty but a joy to all nocturnal pedestrians. Furthermore they would serve as an advertisement to the place of businexx. They should be lighted at night fall and extinguished at nine o'clock, or whenever the place of business is closed up.
If the council will not see that the sidewalks are kept in proper order something must be done to prevent people from breaking their necks.

MARRIED. -On the 29th of October, at the residence of Mr. W. W. ANDERSON, in Akron, by Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. PIERCE PONTIOUS and Miss LYDIA BOOKS, all of this county...
-On Sunday, November lst, at the residence of Mr. ELI STRONG, near Akron, by Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. LAFAYETTE WILHOIT and Miss SARAH E. KITCHEN, all of this county.
DIED. -At his home in Henry township, near Akron, this county, of consumption, November 2, 1874, ENOS SHEETS, in the 55th year of his age.
Mr. Sheets was born in Ohio in the year 1820, and moved to this county in 1839, seettling on the farm which he owned at the time of his death. He was one of the oldest settlers of the township. He was known as an honest, upright and exemplary citizen, respected by all who knew him.
-In Henry township, of typhoid fever, November 3, 1874, Rev. B. L. DICKSON.
Mr. Dickson was a resident of Argos, Marshall county, but at the time of his death was holding a series of protracted meetings at Antioch church. He was well advanced in years, but his age could not be positively ascertained. His remains were conveyed home on the train
Tuesday for interment.
-November 1, 1874, CLARA ELLEN, daughter of JACKSON and CATHERINE MORRIS, aged 2 years, 7 months and 27 days.
-In Henry township, November 1, 1874, an infant son of WILLIAM WHITTENBERGER.

JAMES IABCOCK, of Greenville, Michigan, is in the city.
WILLIAM McCARTER has purchased the old court house of MILTON MOORE.
A. J. KITT, of the Remington RECORD, was in town from Thursday until Monday.
MERCER & SHEPHERD's pile of old iron in juxtaposition to the sidewalk is a nuisance that should be abated. Let the Marshal see to it.
B. F. CARTER started for Missouri last Thursday.
On west South street WILLIAM HEFFLEY is building a neat residence. Also CAL. VAN TRUMP has erected an addition to his house.
ADAM AULT has finished a new picket fence in front of his property on south Jefferson street.
A Mr. MILLER, of Laporte, is here visiting his cousin, ED. ALSPACH.
Rev. N. L. LORD is an excellent Latin teacher, and conducts both classes at the High School.
BEN ELLIOTT would like to know who has his new hat that was stolen from NEWHOUSE's wagon.
M. T. OSGOOD has returned to Rochester to stay a few days.
N. J. BOZARTH, a promising young lawyer of Valparaiso, was here attending court last week.
FRANK HAINBAUGH, a student of the Rochester High School, has for a few weeks been dangerously ill with typhoid fever, but is now in a fair way of recovery.
DIED. -RUSSELL SMITH, aged about fifty years, died of congestive chills, near Green Oak, last Sunday. Mr. Smith has endured great suffering for several years, but his pains are over now.
A postal card from NAAMAN DAWSON, dated November lst, reveals the fact that he is at New Trinton, Franklin county, Indiana, canvassing for subscribers to a book. Success to you, "Unc. "

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, November 12, 1874

FULTON SCRIBBLINGS, November 3, 1874
Several cases of erysipelas in town. WM. HOUSE has been very poorly again for a few days past.
Miss BESSIE SWEET, of Rochester, paid a flying visit on last Saturday.
Mr. JAQUA has got the Rosedale school, and intends moving to that place in a few days. Mr. JOHN COVERT is also talking of moving there.
DIED. -At his residence in this place, on Saturday morning, Oct. 31, 1874, of consumption, JAMES CORBET, aged 61 years. He leaves a widow and five children to mourn the loss. Funeral discourse by Elder McGRAW, at the Baptist church, on the following Sabbath. His remains were then followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends.

JAMES VAN METER went out hunting the other morning, and killed three wild turkeys before breakfast ....
"Uncle JOHN" MONTGOMERY lost his pocket-book last Saturday, and now mourneth to the extent of about fourteen dollars.
ROBBERY. -Last Saturday night some thieving rascals pried the front doors of C. C. WOLF's jewelry store open but did not get anvthing; the valuables being all inside his large safe.
-The same evening JOE WEIDNER's saloon was entered, some money and liquor was taken. Some parties were arrested on suspicion but discharged for want of evidence.

Mr. H. DUDGEON, one of our useful and enterprising Fulton county farmers, has built for himself, this summer, a very fine country residence, and is getting ready to move into it.
The sidewalk in front of MIESCH's saloon should be repaired. Many a good person might be judged drunk while walking over the loose boards who had really not tasted a drop of intoxicating liquor.
Perhaps we would not be considered a faithful chronicler of events if we did not mention the fact of a separation which took place some two weeks since between Mr. and Mrs. Dr. BROWN. Of the cause we know nothing.
Mr. JACOB STAHL has traded his town property for SHEPHERED's farm, four miles east of town, and will move on it in the spring. He will continue to do first class carpenter work up to that time and perhaps afterward.
The rebuilt STAVE FACTORY, we are told by Mr. CLARK, one of the proprietors, will steam up this week and do some cutting. Other departments will be in running order in due time. Success to the enterprising firm.
It has been said that the HUGH MILLER family once boasted that they would have a representative in the court house so long as a human vestige of the family remained. It is to be hoped that CAFFYN is the tail end of that family, and that he will be defeated.
SAMUEL MILLER is a man who lives up to his promises. He promised to bring us a big jug of cider and renew his subscription by the time it expired, and he fulfilled his contract to a dot...
Mr. C. W. MORSE, of Defiance county, Ohio, has lately purchased and moved on the ANDREWS farm, west of town...
DAVID CLEMENS, Esq., one of the oldest settlers in this county, paid his annual visit to our sanctum this week, and renewed his subscription for another year ...
Mr. M. MILLER, the old reliable gunsmith, at one time talked of selling out and moving away, but our readers will be glad to learn that he has leased a building lot of DENISTON & VANTRUMP, north of JESSE SHIELD's store, and is preparing to erect a gunsmith shop after his own liking, which will be the first and only building put up on Main street this year.
ANDREW HOOVER, the butcher, came near putting a period to his existence Monday by the bursting of a rifle. His face was burned and one eye considerably injured.
Although JOHN P. MYERS couldn't be elected sheriff of this county be is nevertheless good at catching criminals. He bagged an escaped prisoner from Peru at Claypool, in Kosciusko county, this week, and returned him to the proper authorities and took the swag.
DIED. -At Greencastle, Indiana, on Sunday evening, November 8, 1874, Mrs. ORA McCRAY, aged about 27 years.
Mrs. McCray was the oldest daughter of WILLIAM R. CARTER, of this place, who was telegraphed last Sunday evening but did not arrive until after her death. Returning Wednesday morning informed us of the sad event. She was married to Mr. LEVI McCRAY some six years ago, and has been a resident of Putnam county ever since. She leaves a devoted husband and one child to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and a fond mother. On her death bed she expressed a desire to live and continue to enjoy the society of her family and friends, but it was God's will she was ready to depart in peace. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends and relations and the members of the Brick Chapel Grange, of which she was a worthy and influential member. Services by Rev. S. TALLMAN.

A series of dances will be given by the members of J. G. PEARSON'S BRASS BAND, each Saturday night during the coming winter months, commencing on next Saturday evening, at the Music Hall in the MASONIC BUILDING. Good order wil be maintained, and no gentleman admitted unless accompanied by a lady. A cordial invitation is given to all. Admission 50 cents. Rochester, Nov. 4., 1874.

FIRE MEETING. -Pursuant to call of the fire company of Rochester, a meeting was held at the Court house last Monday evening for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of purchasing a hand or steam FIRE ENGINE. MILO R. SMITH was elected chairman. Several speeches were made, the burden of which was against the purchase of a machine at the present time. The prevailing opinion was that the scarcity of water is the only matter that particularly concerns our safety at present. A motion was offered to the effect that the council be petitioned to put in two wells for each square on Main street, from Columbia street to Vine, and that said wells be furnished with good substantial pumps, kept constantly in working order, which passed, though we have our doubts whether any further action will be taken in the matter....

JAMES DAWSON is very sick with typhoid fever.
J. M. REITER has built an addition to his residence.
ED RANNELLS, of Logansport, was in town last Sunday.
MILO BRIGHT shipped 700 pounds of honey to Cincinnati, last week.
CHARLES JACKSON has erected a woodshed; and will soon begin the erection of a barn.
The alley running east and west between B. S. LYON's and ADAM AULT's residences has been opened.
The Rochester High School has made application to the State Board of Education to become commissioned.
The south-eastern portion of town is familiarly known as PARKERSBURG. A new barn is being built in that suburb.
D. W. LYON will be ASHTON's successor in the banking business; he having been appointed Receiver at the Laporte meeting last Tuesday.
The old NATIONAL CULVER HOUSE on north Main street has recently received a new roof and an external coat of white-wash.
G. M. SARGENT has placed a new roof on his barn, moved his horse-power straw cutter and otherwise repaired his new property.
Two women entered GUS. MEISCH's saloon last Friday night and "ordered up" the drinks. This was learned from good authority.
It is said that when D. W. LYON went to Oxford, Ohio, a short time since to see his daughter, he was supposed to be a minister. Why?
E. KIRTLAND has complied with the street lamp request -he keeps a lighted lantern hanging in front of his business house every evening.
WILLIAM MOORE, an old resident of this county, but later of the State of Missouri, is back here looking after the interests in the bank failure.
Only one of the two weddings mentioned last week occurred; and the happy persons were Mr. ALVIN ROBBINS and Mrs. SARAH HOLMES. Success!
ELIAS PECK and his son, ALBERT, from Greenville, Michigan, are here visiting. Mr. Peck was a resident of Rochester until 1868, when he moved to his present home.
As a catchist J. P. MYERS is a successist. He was the man who "lassoed" FRANK WHITTENBERGER, the young Peru thief, at Claypool, Kosciusko county, last Monday morning, just as the young gent was ready to start for Canada. He was brought to Rochester and taken home on the noon train.
The residence of THOMAS WOOD, situated in Henry township, ten miles east of Rochester and near the Warsaw road, was consumed by fire last Saturday evening. It was a total loss, inasmuch as none of the contents was saved; even all his own clothes except the suit he had on. It was evidently the work of an incendiary, since there had been no fire in the house for three or four days.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, November 19, 1874

[Special election held for office of Auditor because of a tie, resulted in the election of CAFFYN]

A GRAND OLD DRUNK! The Democrats received the news rather early in the evening, and concluded to have a Mollification meeting. At about 9 o'clock they built a bonfire of stolen boxes in front of the Continental building; in a short time they moved to the south-west corner of the public square; then again to the front of the Wallace House.
The principal speakers (most all of whom were stimulated) were ROBERT WALLACE, PETER APT, J. S. SLICK, Hon. GEORGE LOWERY, MACK McINTIRE, J. ROSENBERG, ED GEARING, LEVI MONTGOMERY, V. ZIMMERMAN, CAL VAN TRUMP, S. R. MOON and WILLIAM STURGEON. Loud calls were given for JAMES MANN, Esq. (colored), Hon. J. D. VANDECARR, CHARLES CAFFYN, Hon. GUS MEISCH, GEORGE HAZLETT, BEN CRAWFORD and A. T. BITTERS, but they were unable to appear.
The scene of the celebration seemed to be shaken by an earthquake or some other kind of a "quake," during the whole proceedings. Men (!) were seen reeling to-and-fro, leaning against each other and clinging to trees and fences to keep from falling.
"Boss" SLICK was the last man to address the meeting. At the conclusion he said the Democrats were greatly indebted to the SENTINEL ring for their success, therefore he thought they ought to have three rousing cheers; says slick and three or four other voices: "Hip, hip, (hic) hurrah! hip hur(hic)rah! (hic)hurrah!" He was afraid to say "three cheers for Slick" for fear an honest man (BEN ELLIOTT) would knock him down; but of course included himself in the ring.
A drunken New Castle township Democrat procured a black hen which he threw into the fire alive, and roasted in the flames. Black generally means corruption. We don't know what it means in this case unless it signifies kukluxism, and death to all opposition.
About 10:30 o'clock the drunken jollifiers who could not walk the sidewalk might have been seen traveling down Main Street ku klux style, each bearing a fire brand....

JAMES THOMPSON, Esq., is now canvassing for subscribers to one of the most useful books before the American people. It is "An Illustrated History of the Great Republic."

On last Saturday J. P. CHANCE returned from a protracted visit in Ohio.
JOHN GOTTSCHALK has built a dwelling house which reminds us very forcibly of a light-house.
GEORGE HOOK has added to possessions a blacksmith shop, twenty acres of fine timber land and a small farm.
The Saw-mill school house is being fenced in. Every one in this township should be served the same way.
WILLIAM KIRKENDOLL makes a very accommodating constable. He takes a two horse wagon and hauls his prisoners and their witnesses into town.

Mrs. F. PETERSON is just recovering from a spell of typhoid fever. WM. HOUSE is again very poorly. Mrs. JOHN GREEN, living some three miles east of this place is lying dangerously ill. A daughter of Mrs. DASH is suffering very much from erysipelas on the head.
Mr. CHARLES DAVIS is again in our midst ... He thinks some of spending the winter in our place...
MARRIED. -On Thursday, Nov. 5, 1874, Mr. SAUL POWNELL and Miss MOLLIE WILLIAMS were united in the bonds of holy matrimony. Saul will now have sweet Williams the year round...
Miss IRENE SELLERS and Miss LIZZIE McGRAW, of Kewanna, paid our town a visit last week...
I will just say it was a false statement I made in my last concerning JOHN COVERT's moving to Rosedale. It is to Colfax he intends going, but he thinks he will not go until spring.
The first oyster supper of the season was held at RADLIFF MARTIN's a short distance north of town, last Tuesday night... the crowd was very small. Boys, bring your girls next time.
JOHN MEVON is having a new fence erected around his lot ...
Mr. GEORGE COOK has been repairing his house.
Mr. WILLIAM BLACKBURN has at last commenced his building.
A few nights ago, some low-bred rascal entered Mr. AITKIN's store, and took about $25 worth of postage stamps; nothing else ... They were also in the drug store, where they made free use of the liquor.
Miss BESSTE SWEET was elected teacher of the Fulton school last night...
Mrs. COVERT, of this place, is at present with her mother in Kokomo, who is dangerously ill.
DIED: -Yesterday the sad intelligence reached us that Miss MAGGIE SIMONTON is dead. She was with us only three weeks ago, well as usual, teaching music in our family. We will all miss her very much.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... SARAH E. PETTIT vs JAMES D. PETTIT... plaintiff, by ENOCH STURGEON, Attorney... that said Defendant is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 18th day of November, A.D. 1874, SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

Every lover of nice fresh beef, veal, mutton or pork, is willing to testify that the very best meats can always be secured of SHIELDS & TRACY, at the sign of the cross-eyed steer. Sausage for sale nearly every day.
BEN CRAVEN takes special pains in copying and enlarging old pictures, having the only instrument in town for that business. He is fully prepared to enlarge and finish them in India Ink or Oil.
LOST. A pair of gold spectacles. Think they were dropped between the residence of Mr. H. B. JAMISON and that of the undersigned... K. G. SHRYOCK. Rochester, Nov. 16, 1874.

WILLIAM KINDIG has gone to California.
J. S. TAYLOR pays for four copies of the UNION-SPY.
Miss BELL BARNES has returned from her extended visit to New York.
J. C. STRADLEY, the newly elected justice, has opened an office over Ernsperger's store.
S. LINE is constructing a monument for Mr. ALVIN ROBBINS of superior design and finish.
BILL REAM labored hard Tuesday to secure the job of watering the trees in the court house yard for the summers of 1875-6. It's a fat appointment.
Grandma WILEY lately returned from a visit to Virginia, bringing home a pair of genuine home tanned, home made buckskin gloves for each of her sons.
It is reported that Boss SLICK will withdraw from the editorial staff of the SENTINEL after this week, and hereafter be known only as an occasional correspondent. This will end our fight with that paper unless personally attacked. Let us have peace.

F. M. ASHTON and Mrs. H. B. JAMISON were telegraphed to Lima, Ohio, last Saturday. Mrs. EMMA ASHTON, whom they went to see, died on Monday.
Miss NAN M. RANNELLS, of Urbana, Ohio is here visiting her numerous friends. In years she has long gone by the bloom of youth, though she retains her youthful beauty, possessing an intelligent and dignified appearance ....
Miss IDA MARTIN, of Fulton, better known as "DELL," who furnishes the SPY with the "FULTON SCRIBBLINGS," looked in on us yesterday morning for the first time ...

BLUE GRASS LOCALS, Nov. 14, 1874
There was a sale at widow BAILEY's last Saturday, and one at widow BEATIE's Wednesday.
Miss McCOY is elected teacher of the Lake school, which will commence December 17th.
Miss McGRAW will teach the Marshtown school. This is her third term there.
We noticed that JOHN KEDD is erecting a fine, large house.
I understand that BENJ. EGMAN is going to buy hogs this winter.
JOHN MATHEWS contemplates a visit to Ohio in a week or two.
MARRIED. -There was quite a sensation in church last Sunday, in the form of a wedding; the persons having the ceremony writ performed was WILLIAM FOSTER and HANNAH HAINES -- there was quite a contrast in their ages, but they seemed to be satisfied, and we will have to be, although our prospects seem to diminish almost every week.
JESSE JULIAN killed two fine swans on the lake last week.

The rebuilt STAVE FACTORY "steamed up" last Tuesday.
The WALLACE HOUSE bar room boasts of a new floor.
E. & A. WILSON have moved their store to Wabash.
R. P. SMITH ships large numbers of ducks south every day.
C. A. MITCHELL has added a new addition to his barn on South street.
The father of our fellow-townsman, C. P. HINMAN, is in Rochester.
D. S. GOULD has covered the gutter in front of his store with heavy plank.
The iron for the new BRIDGE over Tippecanoe river at Leiter's Ford arrived last Monday.
CHARLES JACKSON and R. P. SMITH are both building a new barn on south Pontiac street.
Mrs. J. C. WALLACE, of Peru, arrived yesterday, and is staying with her mother, Mrs. KING.
A drove of nearly one hundred head of CATTLE passed through town last Saturday. Also a smaller drove of HOGS.
COREY & NEFF are converting the remainder of the old house on Water street that was partly burned a few weeks ago, into a wagon shop.
Mrs. SARAH DONALDSON, of Neb., arrived in Rochester yesterday, and is a guest of Mrs. NEWHOUSE. She left on account of the grasshoppers.
Credit is due to H. B. BOSWELL and REESE EMERY for extricating a small pig from the sink-hole on the corner of South and Main streets.
NAAMAN DAWSON, our uncle, was called home last Sunday night from Franklin county, to the bedside of his father, who is at present suffering with the typhoid fever.
LEROY ARMSTRONG has returned to Rochester, after an absence of fifteen months in California. During that time he has taken a siege in the Regular Army of the West. He looks natural.
Miss BELLE MAHALA WILLIAMS will conduct a class exercise in fifth reader at the Teachers' Institute, next Monday morning ...
G. M. SARGENT has begun the work of converting the buggy shed on his new property into an egg-packing house. After the floor is finished and a glass front inserted it will look good!
J. A. SICKMAN, L. E. WOOD, CHARLES COOPER and MARCUS STONEHILL, young men from Bourbon, Marshall county, who have been attending school at this place, returned home last Friday.
We acknowledge the receipt of an invitation to a party at Mr. D. FINLEY's last Thursday evening, but unavoidably could not attend...
The process of digging and walling a cellar under the EDWARDS building on north Main street, has been carried on for nearly a week...
County Clerk KEELY last week granted marriage licenses to the following named parties: RICHARD JOHNSON and ROSETTA SQUIRES: JOHN HAMILTON and LOUISA GREEN; BENJAMIN P. WHITE and MARY WHITE; WINFIELD T. CARR and SARAH E. EATON.

The BRIDGE on Water street, at the intersection of Jefferson, is in a break-neck condition. Teamsters rather than cross it run their vehicles against the fence; and by so doing have greatly injured the property...

(Petition to Sell Real Estate)... EDWARD B. CHINN, Administrator of the estate of MARY J. DAWSON, deceased, has filed his petition to sell real estate... her personal estate being insufficient to pay her debts... this 11th day of November, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

THE GRASSHOPPER PLAGUE. -Rev. J. S. DONALDSON, of Nebraska, for many years a citizen of this State, addressed a mass meeting at the M.E. church, last Sunday night, in behalf of the impoverished and suffering people of Nebraska. ... At the close of his address, a collection was taken up, amounting to about twenty-five dollars. CHAS.
J. STRADLEY, Esqr., was appointed Receiver ...
At a meeting held Monday afternoon, the following committees were appointed, to canvass the town: ... Miss A. SHOUP, Mrs. Rev. ELLIOTT, Mrs. E. STURGEON, Mrs. E. KIRTLAND, Mrs. FITZGERALD, Mrs. Dr. HILL, Mrs. G. W. RULE, Mrs. Dr. HARTER, Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY, Mrs. LEVI MERCER, Mrs. B. S. LYON, Mrs. JACKSON, Mrs. COPELAND, Mrs. VAN DIEN, Mrs. ROB. GOULD, Miss SALLIE LINE, Mrs. WM. J. MACKEY, Mrs. CONNER, Mrs. WM. WOOD, Mrs. SLICK, Mrs. Dr. BOSWELL.

GEO. BOZARTH wants to bury the tomahawk -- in the man who killed his hog.
HUGH VAN METER wants to build a barn, but "Old Probabilities" is objecting to the proceedings.
JIM BARCAS is lying very low... JIMMY has the lung fever; or, as the doctors term it, pneumonia.
Late, on the evening of the special election, a small boy in destitute circumstances applied for assistance at the residence of ADD. SIBERT. He was entirely naked; young for his age, and, consequently, small for his size; had agricultural features -- reddish complexion, carroty hair and turnup nose, and although he has been well cared for, he is yet unable to give any account of himself. At first appearance he was supposed to be a dutch boy.

There is a petition being circulated, for a new road from Mud Creek to the Michigan road, to intersect the one running toward the Union school house.

ED. BIBLER is clerking in LAUER's clothing store.
If ED. ALSPACH can sell his farm he intends moving to Missouri.
OSCAR MINER, of Peru, spent the Sabbath in Rochester.
THOMAS HAMLET, of Plymouth, was in town last Saturday. He visits us often.
The Wallace House bus was standing at the blacksmith shop for repairs last week.
JACOB GERSON has purchased the property of ALVIN ROBBINS, on west Washington street, and moved thereon.
O. D. ROSS will sever his clerkship with E. KIRTLAND and attend school during the winter...
A. J. KITT, of the Remington RECORD, returned to Rochester last Friday preparatory to moving the family to his new home.
C. J. STRADLEY, the J.P. who tried his first case last week, is erecting a building on his property on south Jefferson street. Guess it is a wood house.
ADAM AULT on south Jefferson, and CHRIS. HOOVER, on west York street, have each given their fence a fresh coat of white paint.
The time table on the I. P. & C. Railroad has been changed; mail trains now pass at MILLER'S STATION. Southern mail is due at 11:40 a.m.; northern, 12:30 p.m.
ISAAC NICODEMUS manufactured eight pairs of boots and one pair of shoes last week. He intends moving on H. ADAMSON's farm, north of the river, this winter.
Miss MAGGIE F. NEAL, teacher of the fourth grade in the public school, lost her watch a couple of weeks ago, but found it shortly afterwards in the possession of two little boys.
The wheel of a wagon, which was loaded with eggs and driven by GEORGE WALLACE, came off the axle while on east Pearl street, last Tuesday morning. The loss of hen fruit, if any, was not ascertained.
It was our good pleasure to attend a party last Thursday evening at the residence of E. E. COWGILL, given by Miss ROSA BRACKETT...

LUTHER STRADLEY, of Dalton City, Illinois, is again among us.
Mrs. T. BAKER, of Strawsburg, Virginia, is now in this city, visiting at her son's, A. BAKER.
Mr. N. CLEMANS came down with his annual two dollar bill yesterday. He reads and appreciates the value of a home paper.
Master HARRY ELLIOTT, son of Rev. F. M., went on a visit to Union Mills, via Laporte, Wednesday last, "all alone by himself."
If you want to improve the brilliancy of your coal oil lamp, buy the new patent red wick of MOORE RALSTIN, the well-known grocer, at the north end. They are a success.
Miss MARY A. EVANS, one of our lady subscribers, became Mrs. DOUGLASS number three, at the Treasurer's office, a few days ago ... [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages: MARY A. EVANS m. GEOGE W. MAHAFFEY, March 20, 1868. Also see p. 277: JAMES R. DOUGLAS m. MARY A. MAHAFFEY, Nov. 5, 1874]
JOHN ELAM is again the happy father of a bright little son, only a few days old. Capt says the boy does not seem to like this world very well, judging from the way he "hollers. "
DICK SMITH, the gentlemanly express agent and book keeper for Ernsperger, Jackson & Co., has been quite sick for the past week...
FRANK P. BITTERS, of Akron, returned from his second term at the Normal School, at Valparaiso, last week. He will teach this winter in this county and return to Valparaiso in the spring with the expectation of carrying off a "sheep skin." ...

DIED. -Two of our oldest and most respected citizens died this week - - - W. WOODFILL and ISAAC TRUE... The funeral ceremony of the latter will take place at the residence this morning at 10 o'clock, and the burial at Mt. Zion cemetery at 2 o'clock.

Last Saturday as Miss LILLIE BRACKETT and Mr. JOHN ZABES were going south on Main street their horse commenced kicking, just as they were passing this office. The young man was thrown forward, breaking the dash-board. The horse was quieted for a moment and Miss Brackett rose on her feet for some purpose, when the horse gave a sudden surge backward which threw her forward on the horsels rump, causing him to renew his kicking most violently, but she held to him with a firm grip until rescued from her dangerous position by some friends. Neither were seriously hurt.

(Strayed or Stolen) From the subscriber living three and one-half miles north-east of Rochester, on the Warsaw State road, a dark brown mare... A. L. ROBBINS.

Some ten days ago Mr. L. W. POWNELL, of near Fulton, presented us with a bushel of:very large apples, known as the Talpahaken variety. There were just fifty-four apples in the bushel...

MARRIED. -On Sunday, November 22, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, in Liberty township, by'the Rev. J. MITLER, Mr. ISAAC BLACKBURN and Miss JULIA ANN COOK.
-On Thursday, November 12, 1874, by the Rev. J. MILLER, Mr. WINFIELD T. CARR and Mrs. SARAH E. EATON.
Rev. Miller informs us that the last named couple met him in the road near his residence and informed him of their desires. He invited them to come into the house, but the anxious groom replied, never mind, it will do just as well out here in the buggy, and so they were united. The happy couple have each tasted of the sweets of matrimony before, and they well knew the principal enjoyment is not in making a big display.

DIED. -In Rochester, Tuesday, November 24, 1874, ISAAC TRUE, aged 64 years, 8 months and 2 days.
Isaac True was born in Cumberland county, Maine, February 21, 1810, and was married to LOUISA SMOCK, in Marion county, Indiana, March 1, 1832. He has been a member of the order of I. O. O. F. 25 years. He united with the M.E. Church when but 20 years of age, and was class leader for a number of years at this place. He is the father of eleven children, five of which now live to mourn their loss, but they do not mourn as those who have no hope, for it can be truly said of him that he was prepared to meet his God. Having endeavored to live a Christian life he had no fears of death, and sweetly and gently passed from this life into the hands of a just and all wise ruler.

MORRISON & TRIBBITT, City and Country Auctioneers. Will attend promptly all sales and vendues within the county.
Terms liberal. Orders should be left at MORRISON'S AUCTION STORE.


(Notice of Insolvency) At the October Term of the Circuit Court of Fulton county, Indiana, for the year 1873, the estate of DAVID GROVE was declared probably insolvent... JOHN BUSH, Adm'r.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, December 3, 1874

FULTON COUNTY INSTITUTE ... on the 23d inst ... in the High School Room... W. H. SICKMAN was chosen Vice President; M. S. WEILLS secretary; ED. HORTON assistant. Prayer was offered by Prof. WILLIAMS. The President then delivered
the following address ... [very lengthy]

The principal excitement since the election has been about hogs, as several buyers were around... JOSEPH BIBLER took away about 160 good hogs from this place last Wednesday, and the TONER brothers 115 last Thursday.
MARRIED. - ...we learned that Mr. HARVEY BRUCE and Miss HUDKINS were married at the residence of the bride's father, ARCHIBALD HUDKINS, and that the boys had a time "belting" them. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages: JAMES HARVEY BRUCE m. EDITH HUDKINS, Nov. 19, 1874]
The Kewanna school closed last Friday. At a school meeting two weeks ago to-night, Miss TAYLOR was unanimously chosen assistant teacher, and ENOCH MYERS principal by a majority of eight.
TheDANCING CLUB have had two dances and claim to have had good order and good conduct from all their members ... Some of their rules are that no member be allowed to use any profane language, chew or smoke tobacco in the hall.
WILL WILSON made a couple of good shots, Saturday last, killing three wild geese with one barrel as they were sitting and two with the other barrel as they started to fly. The five weighed 45 pounds.

A BAD LAY OUT. -From a correspondent we receive the following: on Saturday, November 14th, WILLIAM FINLEY and his son-in-law, CORNELIUS ADAMS, left their residence at Bruces Lake, and went to Winamac. While in the latter place they imbibed more of that beverage known as "fighting whisky" than would be considered consistent with religious professions. Upon their return, therefrom they became engaged in a fight, the result of which was that the son-in-law, Adams, broke three of his father-in-law's ribs, and tumbled him over in the grubs. Some time after, FRANK FINLEY, son of the injured man, passed that way with a companion, and hearing groans by the roadside, suggested that there was some one there suffering. It being dark, the companion, FRANZ BRUCE, replied that it was only a hog, and they passed on. There the old man Finley remained in agony until six o'clock the following morning, when he was found by a dog of some hunters, who were hunting coon, when he was taken to a neighboring house and kindly cared for. It is thought Finley will recover. Comment is unnecessary. The facts speak for themselves.

HUGH VAN METER, the newly-elected J.P., is grinding out his first case.
It is said that the already twice-married JAMES RUSSELL and wife are again separating.

JAY ROBBINS, who went from this place to Valparaiso, a short time since, writes that he is learning a good trade and is well satisfied with the change.

Fulton County has ninety-four school teachers.
The EMPIRE HOUSE, on Railroad street, has the front windows painted "bar room."
Miss McCOY and Miss SELLARS, of Kewanna, were in attendance at the association last week.
T. H. LEAGUE, the accommodating young clerk, will continue his services with D. S. GOULD until next May.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY has now on hand two sleighs which he offers for sale cheap. Call and see them.
A fine fur cape was found near Rev. Mr. LORD'S, in this place, which the owner can have by calling at this office and paying for this notice. The cape was found by Mr. BERT WOOLEY.
SHIELDS & TRACY have rented their meat shop and fixtures to Mr. C. BLOOM for the winter, who will continue the business at the old stand...
Mr. C. C. WOLF has secured the agency for the county for Walker & McClary's patent door plate... only $2.50. The letters are in gold, plain, large and clear ...

Mrs. GEO. MOORE keeps a fine buggy and a pretty sleigh, and drives to town at pleasure.
WILLIAM BITTERS, Esq., near Akron, is making preparations to build a fine brick house on his place next summer.
Ten cents a line is the price for local advertising, first insertion, and five cents per line for each additional insertion.
Mr. J. C. THOMPSON, the book agent, is authorized to take subscriptions for the UNION SPY wherever he can find them.
Miss JENNY CUFFLE -- rosy cheeks, hazel eyes and auburn hair -- comes to town every week to get her copy of the UNION SPY .
S. A. WALLACE has gotten up something new and beautiful in the way of a sign for LOL SAMUEL, the proprietor of the MERCHANT'S RESTAURANT.
Mr. THOS. NEWHOUSE, the farmer, hauled our new job stone from Line's marble yard to our office Tuesday. It is the finest marble slab we ever saw in a printing office ....
A. P. CARVEY, of Lincoln, would not allow us to pay the postage on his paper for 1975, and handed over the amount. He says the SPY is worth two dollars and the postage. and means to pay it.
Mr. J. E. CATES, Treasurer Fulton county elect, will sell all his live stock and farming implements, at his residence in Newcastle township, Thursday, December 24th. He will move to Rochester soon after, though he does not come in possession of his office until next September.
SOLOMON MILLER, of Aubbeenaubbee township received his commission as justice of the peace last week. Being a granger he says he is now prepared to marry anybody and everybody at granger prices ...

FIRE. -Last Monday night, about eleven o'clock the residence of Mr. FRED PETING, east of the race, was entirely destroyed by fire. The building was occupied by Mr. PAUL MAY, who had time to save but a few articles of clothing and the cook stove. Both the proprietor and renter have been singularly unfortunate, and the last only adds another to their already long list of misfortunes. Total loss about $200.

EXPRESS OFFICE. -Since the death of R. P. SMITH, the former EXPRESS AGENT , considerable figuring has been done by two or three parties to secure the office in connection with their other business. Those in authority say that if Ernsperger, Jackson & Co. desire it continued at their place of business it shall be so, if not then the next best place shall be chosen, which of course would be ED. CHINN's grocery store, in the Beeber block.

Dr. M. M. REX, the enterprising Dentist, always up with the times in everything pertaining to his profession, has lately secured the new patented composition known as Celluloid. It is known to be superior in many respects to all former plates for sets of teetb...

MARRIED. -Thursday, November 26, 1874, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. J. MILLER, CHARLES ROBBINS and REBECCA COLLINS, all of Fulton county.

DIED. -WASHINGTON WOODFILL, November 24, 1874, aged 59 years, 6 months and 27 days.
He had been a resident of this county for about thirty-five years. In his death, the community has lost an excellent citizen; the church, a faithful member. His wife died in 1868. Five children are left to mourn the loss of both father and mother.
-In this place, of typhoid fever, Monday evening, November 30th, 1874, RICHARD P. SMITH, aged 42 years, 8 months and 27 days.
Mr. Smith had been a resident of this town and county for several years, and has always been known and recognized as one of the most orderly and respectable citizens. He leaves a devoted wife and several relatives to mourn the loss of a worthy husband and friend. The Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, took charge of the burial Wednesday and deposited the remains in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Religious services were held at the M.E. Church by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK.

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, December 10, 1874

FRANK WHITTENBERGER, charged with stealing a horse, on change of venue from Miami county, was tried in our court last week, found guilty, fined $50, disfranchesed for two years, and sentenced to a term of two years in our Northern Penitentiary. His father is a man of means and a most worthy citizen of Miami county. Frank is bright and preposessing in appearance and might have made a useful and respectable man. But loose habits and bad company have done for him what they have done for many a promising young man before him and will do for many another. -WABASH PLAIN DEALER.

A GOOD APPOINTMENT. -The vexed question of who shall be trustee of Henry township has at last been settled... After consultation with the Board of Commissioners the Auditor named Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER to fill lthe position. Mr. Whittenberger is one of the oldest and best citizens of Henry township ... As an evidence of his worthiness and appreciation by the people... Mr. ISAAC PUNTIOUS, Mr. A. THOMPSON and Mr. J. SHEVER came forward and offered to go on his bond.

ROCHESTER DURING 1874. -Rochester has... fallen far short this year of the progress made in 1873. The cost of buildings alone in this place for 1873 was carefully estimated at $100,000. This year the total cost of all new buildings erected will not exceed $35,000. With the exceptions of two fine residences erected on west Pearl street, by Mr. D. W. LYON, and Mr. CHAS. JACKSON, all others, so far as we know, are small dwellings in the outer edge of the town. But one building has been erected in the business portion of Rochester... This great dearth in improvement was principally caused by the failure of the FARMERS' LOAN AND DEPOSIT BANK...

W. A. FERGUSON is clerking at the Farmers' Relief.
The R. R. Co., intends fencing their track next summer.
GUS CORNELIUS has recently been appointed Notary Public.
E. E. LONG, Esq., has been bedfast with the typhoid fever about two weeks.
I. O'BLENNIS, on west Water street, has recently added "condition" to his residence.
Elder SHARP, pastor of the Advent church, of this place is attending the public school.
On north Main street some persons are disobeying the corporation ordinances by moving the HITCHING RACKS beyond the gutter.
Main street is now perfumed with skunk hides. We wish somebody had sense enough to keep them away from town. The perfumery works are situated on the corner of South street.
Where are our TEMPERANCE people? Rochester never was in such a state as at present. There are seven saloons in this town retailing without a license, the sales of which amount to hundreds of dollars daily; of these a number have applied for license the present term of comissioners court, and have already, or undoubtedly will receive it.

Hurrah For the Holidays! Santa Claus Come Again! Established at PLANK'S DRUG STORE with the largest Assortment of TOYS.......in the MAMMOTH BUILDING '
Hark, Boys! Look out did you not hear it? No false alarm. Good Times Again! Old Santa Claus has not forgotten the people... KIRTLAND's BOOK STORE.

(Notice of Appointment) . . . JOHN PENCE appoointed Executor of the Estate of WASHINGTON WOODFILL, late of Fulton county, deceased . . .
Dec. 3, 1874.

(Bankrupt Sale) ... DAVID W. LYON, assignee of WILLIAM ASHTON, a Bankrupt... to sell personal property -- One steam Boiler and Engine (second hand), a lot of Bank fixtures, Stoves, two Clocks, and a lot of Household and Kitchen Furniture, &c. Dec. 9, 1874.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEEBER are still at Richmond, Kentucky.
Miss LIBBIE NORRIS, sixteen and pretty, recently returned from her extended visit to Ohio.
Mr. GEO. ROUCH, a farmer south of Rochester, has moved near Fulton, in Liberty township.
Mr. C. W. COLWELL left at our office last week a fine lot of pickles ...
H. D. TERRY has gone to Kentucky to engage in business for the winter, and expects to move his family in the spring.
PAUL HETZNER says the UNION-SPY is just as essential to him as any implement on the farm. Paul farms theoretically and practically.
TOM BELL has refitted the EMPIRE HOUSE, near the depot, and intends keeping a first-class hotel. A few days ago he treated his friends to a big dinner .... a splendid meal ...
HAVY SPENCER, deputy constable, "went for a feller" who has but one live leg, and overtook him near Fulton. The best thing Havy could do was to walk and lead his horse and let the captive ride, which he did in the dark, for seven miles.
Mr. JACOB SCHEWBEL, of Denver, Indiana, the gentleman who married Miss MOLLIE CLELAND, an estimable young lady, something over a year ago, called on us Monday last and subscribed. They now have a baby at their house ...
DIED. -Tuesday night, December 8, 1874, MACK, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. JAMISON.
Little Mack was taken with the croup last Saturday, and all the skill of physicians and the care of the fond parents could not prevent the spirit's flight. A bright light has gone out of that household and the parents are left sorrowing. The funeral will take place at the residence to-day at 10 o'clock.
-[From the Limo, O., GAZETTE] -Mrs. EMMA ASHTON, wife of F. M. ASHTON, and daughter of HUDSON and HULDA WATT, died at her father's residence, on west Market street, Lima, Ohio, on the evening of November 16, A.D. 1874.
She was born May 12th, 1849, and was 25 years, 6 months and 3 days of age at her decease. She was the youngest of a family of eleven children, tenderly reared, religiously educated, and greatly loved by all her friends and acquaintances. She was married on Christmas day, 1867, with whose name she bears, and with whom she engaged to tread life's pathway, and to whom she clung, to life's close, with a quenchless affection. Since her marriage, her home has been most of the time in Rochester, Ind.; though in consequence of enfeebled health, most of her time was spent in Lima, with her parents, of whom she was tenderly beloved, and who spared no pains in bestowing the ministeries of relief and comfort that her condition demanded. She was not characteristically communicative in a general way, yet at times seemed to open her heart freely and fully. This was especially true of her with respect to her dearest friends. For some months there was seemingly an unsettled state of mind in regard to her spiritual interests, but as life drew to its close, and thought was bestowed upon the subject, there was an evident settling down upon the great doctrines of revealed religion, and a clearing away of doubt, until Christ and His salvation became ali-engrossing, and His cross embraced by faith, as her only hope. A few days before her death, in conversation with the writer of this, she said: "I have surrendered all to Christ. He is my only trust." To her father and mother and other friends, she made such communication from time to time, as afforded them indubitable assurance of her spiritual preparation for her approaching change. ... She remained conscious to the last, and with but seemingly a slight struggle yielded up her spirit to the sleep of death. Her mortal remains were borne to the old Cemetery for interment, and layed away with a number of others of the family, who have preceded her to the spirit land; to await the voice of the Son of God, which shall awake them to a new life, and a conscious immorality of being. - - - - L. C. WEBSTER

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Friday, December 18, 1874

ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL... winter term... began Monday morning of last week with an enrollment of nearly four hundred scholars. . . (names mentioned): Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS, Mr. W. H. SICKMAN, 1st assistant, Misses WILLIAMS, NEAL, KELLY, BROWN and BARB, occupying positions as 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th assistants respectively ... the south school taught by Misses STERNER and LONG... December 15, 1874.

The health of this community is very good, with the exception of the family of HICKMAN PHILLIPS, which has been sorely afflicted with the fever (Typhus we believe). Six of the family have been prostrated by it; Mrs. PHILLIPS is still quite poorly.
The Kewanna school commences next Monday, with Prof. McKITRICK principal, and Miss TAYLOR assistant teacher.
J. W. CARTER, our worthy P.M. has returned from his visit looking much better for his short vacation.
JACKSON & ZUCK don't know what to do with so much grain as is daily coming to their mill ...
J. M. GORSELINE has started a jewelry shop in the drug store, where he is prepared to fix your watches and clocks, so that they may keep good time.
The reason, P. S. TROUTMAN did not attend the State Grange, as he was elected to do, was that the morning he should have started his wife had the ill manners? to present him with a little granger in the shape of a small boy...
NELS BENNETT has a boy also, although it did not come to town until two days later.

The new iron BRIDGE at this place is almost ready for crossing. Last Monday as the workmen were taking down some of the trestle work a heavy plank fell, striking CHARLES SHADEL, bruising his head badly but did not injure him internally. He is doing well now...
Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, of your place, preached two excellent sermons at our school house last Sabbath. ... told us about the KANSAS AND NEBRASKA SUFFERERS, and formed an AID SOCIETY by appointing Mr. C. CAMPBELL, Mr. McCOY, Mr. S. S. MILLER, Miss B. ELLIS and Mrs. M. A. BRICKLE as a soliciting committee, and Mr. SAMUEL BRICKEL receiver, who should deliver to Mr. C. J. STRADLEY, the county receiver.....

HUGH VAN METER seems to be the principal man of SPRINKLEBURG.
JOHNIE EARL went off on a French furlough, and spent last week in Plymouth; but where he sojourneth at present is unknown.

Wolves are somewhat numerous west of town; a CIRCLE HUNT is proposed.
There are entirely too many stay-out-till-nine-o'clock youngsters in this place.
WILLIAM SINKS, of Dayton, Ohio, is visiting his nephew, GUS SINKS, at this place.
A portion of the SIDEWALK on west Market street have recently been re-graveled.
FRANK BEEVER passed through Rochester last Monday, enroute for his new home at Michigan City.
OWL CREEK GRANGE, No. 1221, Henry township, had its annual election of officers last Tuesday evening.
There are very strong indications that Rochester will have a pork-packing establishment before another year.
Miss ANGIE SHOWLEY is very sick with typhoid fever, at the residence of Mr. PLANK, on east Washington street.
S. A. BARKDOLL is building a barn, D. COOPER, a wood house, and some body else a large dwelling, all on Madison street.
J. D. BROWN last Monday shipped 322 PORK BARRELS to Chicago -- largest number that ever left Rochester at one time.
KEN. KENNEDY and OSCAR BALDWIN left Rochester on Monday evening for their homes in Ridgeway, Ohio, where they will remain until after the Holidays, then return here.
DIED. -At Zanesville, O., on Saturday, December 5, 1874, of croup, ALICE, daughter of JAMES and SARAH BALDWIN, aged about six years. Little Alice, formerly a resident of Rochester, removed to Ohio with her parents only three months ago in perfect health, but now the parents mourn the loss of their pat.

The good people of this place are again excited over the probabilities of a RAILROAD from LOGANSPORT TO ROCHESTER.
The Olive Branch Church building recently repaired came near spreading apart owing to the weight of snow and the light construction of the building.
JESSE COPELAND and lady living one mile south of this place were very much frightened a few evening since by what they supposed to be robbers at the door. They screamed murder till they attracted the attention of some neighbors returning from church, who ran to the rescue, but no robbers were discovered. The old man has procured about six guns to defend his house.
Mrs. DONELY is suffering a relapse of typhoid fever.

HUGH VAN METER, Esq., had a barn raising, Tuesday.
Miss ELLA LAWHEAD is making her home in the country.
Mr. J. M. CLIFFORD, sir, (sic) is the obliging railroad agent at this place.
O. F. SNOOK has again settled at Fulton, and is proprietor of a boy baby.
DIED. -Mrs. DAVID EDWARDS, near this place, died this week and was buried Wednesday.
-Mr. A. B. FLEMING, an old and respected citizen of this county, died December 9th.
-JOSIAH McKEE, near Wagoner's station, died on the 11th inst., of consumption, about sixty years of age.
Constable KIRKENDOLL carries the MAIL between this place and Kewanna, and will carry passengers at very liberal rates.
Mr. J. H. SHELTON and family have returned to Rochester, after spending a year at Farmersburg and Indianapolis ...
O. C. SMITH sprained his ankle by stepping into a hole in a side walk. He says he would sue the corporation only he has not time to attend the trial.
We were told by one who knows that a Faro-bank was run in the room formerly occupied by DOC DOWNEY, last Saturday. It is possible it is there yet.
Miss IDA MARTIN, of Fulton, is taking lessons on the piano of Miss ELLA REX, at this place ...
JOE BUCKLEY, of Peru, an expert gambler, visited Rochester last week, and report says he went away minus considerable cash. Strangers must be careful how they fool with the tiger in this place.
Mr. O. T. SMITH, of Lisbon, Kansas, sends us $2 for another year's subscription, and says: "I am an old citizen of your county, and prize your paper very highly, and cannot do without it. My family is as eager to get the UNION-SPY each week as a letter. "...
(Thanks) Mrs. JAMES DONELSON, of Merrick county, Nebraska, returns thanks to the Antioch neighborhood, Hopewell, Green Oak, Antioch and Prairie Union Granges for their donations to the Nebraska sufferers.

M. O. REES' fine new hearse will be completed in a few days, when he will be ready to furnish all styles of coffins, and attend funerals of all who may give him a call ... also... complete assortment of furniture.

COMMISSIONERS' COURT ... met in regular session...

(Ditch Notice) ... Appraisers will meet ... for the purpose of assessing benefits and damages... The names of non-residents owning lands to be affected... WILLIAMSON WRIGHT, JOHN A. JONES, JAMES SLEVIN... (signed) DANIEL J. POWNALL, WICKCLIFFE LOUDERRACK.

The Place to Buy... ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO'S Mammoth Dry Goods, Grocery, Boot and Shoe Store, West Side of Main Street, Rochester, Ind ....

ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Friday, December 25, 1874

ENOCH STURGEON, Esq., has refitted his law office in fine style.
Somehow we think our Rochester girls are the sweetest, prettiest and best, if they do chew gum on the street.
THOS. EDSON, a cabinet maker, at M. O. REES', received a Christmas present a week ago. Ask him to show it to you.
When we see men playing billiards at twenty cents a game, we wonder if they have paid the tailor, grocer and printer.

ROBBERY. -Last Tuesday night, while the proverbially quiet denizens of Rochester were slumbering and dreaming, as they are want to do, some rascally thief, or thieves, broke into LEVI EMRICK's cigar and tobacco store and extracted therefrom $230 worth of the precious weed, pipes, cigar holders, &c. The loss is a severe one to Mr. Emrick, especially at this time, just having embarked on the matrimonial sea. The same party, doubtless, not satisfied with this successful haul entered the post office, next door, and gobbled up some $5.00 in nickels and postage stamps, and made good their escape with their booty. It is possible that it was done by resident thieves, and it may be CHAS. WEST, ED. STANFORD and JOHN FRAZEE, "old hands at the business," who broke jail at Peru Saturday night last, found it convenient to "take in Rochester." We hope the rascals, whoever they are, may be brought into court and compelled to enter into a contract to serve the State for a good long term.

Mrs. A. E. GILES, of New York, has opened a Dress Making department in this place. We will tell our readers all about it next week.

WASHING MACHINE AND WRINGER. -F. G. HORTON having purchased the Patentee's right to make and sell the Knox Washing Machines & Wringer, combined, in Fulton county, and having exhibited the same several times on the Fair Grounds, he proposes to deliver Machines at Rochester for $16 cash, so that any one wishing to secure the Best Combined Machine that is made, will do well to address T. G. HORTON, Allen P.O., Miami County, Ind.

Grandpa DAWSON is still unable to leave his bed.
JAMES WILSON, who had his leg broken some time ago by a run away team, is improving slowly, and is able to be about on crutches.
E. FLINN, the "wholesale-retailer" in bad whisky, failing to secure a license of the county commissioners, has taken an appeal to the circuit court.
CHAS. JACKSON, the new express agent, requests us to say that all goods to be expressed must be delivered at his office one hour before train time.
CASPER JEWELL caught forty-three pounds of black bass in lake Manitou last Saturday. One fish weighed just fifteen pounds, and measured three feet long. He realized $4.35 for the lot.
Miss LINDIE BEVERLY, "SEXE MURRY," started this week to make her home in Richland Centre, Wisconsin. Lindie is an intelligent young lady, well deserving the reputation she enjoys as a sprightly writer.
Some dirty sneak thief stole one of two cane seat chairs that had been reseated by Mr. V. SOUTHARD, at his residence, and placed just outside the door. The chairs belong to Mr. E. E. COWGILL...

A SMASH UP. -Last Tuesday evening a two-mule team was halted near E. B. CHINN's grocery store, the driver trusting in the docility of his long-eared propellers threw the lines down and ran into the store to do some trading. The winter winds whistled wildly around the Beeber block which brought to the rememberance of the mules the warm stable and their waiting supper of corn and hay, and without consulting with their driver they determined to walk on slowly leaving him catch up if he felt so disposed. Hard by where the mule team was waiting, stood "Margret" (Chinn's old gray), expecting soon to deliver her last load of groceries for the day and also go home to rest. The mules either to sustain their reputation for awkwardness, create a local for the SPY or play a trick on ED. CHINN, ran with their heavy wagon against the hind wheels of Ed's fine delivery rig, capsizing and demolishing it generally. Margaret feeling somewhat chagrined at having her fancy vehicle smashed up by the long-eared step-sons, done her best to disengage the wagons, but to no effect. The mules pretending they did not know that anything unusual had happened, silently, and apparently in a meditative mood, pursued their course until requested to stop, which they did. Just who will be responsible for damages we are not informed.

MARRIED. -At the residence of Mr. O. P. OSGOOD, in Rochester, Sabbath evening, December 20, 1874, by Elder W. R. MIKHES, Mr. LEVI B. EMRICK and Miss ALLIE SPOTTS.
That blissful moment of ecstatic joy so long looked forward to has at last come, and the honey moon, whose silvery rays cast no forboding shadow, has appeared in a clear bright sky. Mr. Emrick is well known as the industrious tobacconist of this place, who has secured the confidence and respect of the people by his gentlemanly character. Miss SPOTTS is a sister to L. M. SPOTTS, Esq., formerly one of the publishers of this paper. We wish the happy pair all the pleasure and comfort to be found in married life.
-on Thursday evening, Dec. 17, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, one mile wast of town, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. ALVIN OSBORNE and Miss IDA MERRICK....
-In this place, on the 18 inst., at the residence of ROBERT GOULD, by Rev. A. FOOTE, Dr. GUSTAVINS A. DURR, of Marmont, Marshall county, and Miss MATILDA MILLER, of Monterey, Pulaski county.
The above is another sad union of December and May. The groom has passed through the frosts of sixty winters and the bride has tallied only fifteen summers. We leave our readers to comment on the subject at will.

DIED. -LOUISA, wife of ISAAC TRUE, Dec. 21, 1874, age 60 years, 7 months and 17 days.
The deceased was born in Shelby county, Kentucky, and removed to this county nearly 40 years ago, where she has resided since with her late husband, whose death took place but a few days ago. Since that time her constant prayer has been that she should go to him, and when death came she gently passed away. The children and friends of this bereft family have the heart-felt sympathies of the community.
-On Friday, Dec. 18, 1874, of pneumonia, Mr. JACOB GIFFIN.
Deceased was about 62 years old; came, originally, from Frederick county, Virginia has been a resident of Indiana for 23 years; and was known as a quiet, hard-working citizen and a good neighbor. He was a powerful man in his day, being almost 7 feet in height and possessed of immense strength.
-On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1874, of fever, son of S. A. & E. SIBERT, aged 3 weeks and 1 day.
-At his residence in Richland township, Fulton county, on the 15th inst., of plura-Pneumonia, after an illness of but five and a half days, DAVID RALSTIN, aged 55 years, 8 months and 7 days.
He was born in Ohio; removed to Miami county, Indiana, when quite young; and to Richland township, Fulton county, about thirty-six years ago. He has left a wife and seven children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He was entirely rational during his brief sickness. He called his family to his bed-side, told them what he desired them to do, and expressed his wishes in respect to his funeral. He expressed willingness to die. The funeral was attended from his late residence by a large concourse of neighbors and friends. Mr. Ralstin was a good citizen, a quiet and peaceful man. He was industrious and frugal, temperate, truthful and honest. Thus has suddenly passed away another of the pioneers, a class who have labored long and patiently to change the wilderness into fruitful fields and pleasant homes. To them the younger and coming generations will owe lasting obligations. .... Rochester, Dec. 22, 1874.

Mrs. D. W. LYON is visiting in Ohio.
TOM BELL gives a dance at the EMPIRE HOUSE every week.
JOHN SHELTON will be found in PLANK's drug store after New Year day.
Mrs. Dr. R. DEPPELER, of Bremen, Marshall county, was in Rochester last week.
Mrs. PEARSON, of New Waverly, Ind., is visiting her brother, DAVID RADER, at this place.
Miss MAY COPELAND, on south Pontiac street, is quite sick with first stages of lung fever.
The new chandeliers for the MOUNT ZION CHURCH were received last Tuesday. They are two in number, and cost $8.25 each, at the manufactory with freight to Rochester added, at which price the church is to receive them. Being very beautiful it would repay a person to see them; for the present they are at Dawson's drug store.

FRANK COOK, a son of WM. COOK, who is himself an invalid, has been quite poorly for some time; he is afflicted with a severe cough. :
DIED. -Mrs. PHILLIPS died the eleventh of this month; her death is a loss to the community and a terrible bereavement to her husband, H. PHILLIPS, who is left in charge of seven small children.
-Another severe loss was the decease of MARY MEDGSKER, only daughter of JOHN MEDGSKER, aged 18 years and 8 months. Seven brothers, a father and mother mourn because she was taken from them. She died the 7th of this month.
A. T. JACKSON, who fell and broke a bone of one of his legs, some time ago, is commencing to hobble around again.
Elder McGRAW is holding protracted meeting at the "Davis" school house and is meeting with some success.
The schools, generally are doing very well, although there is some complaint of some of the teachers. We would advise some of those who are complaining to visit the schools and see for themselves whether there is cause for complaint, or not.
It is a girl at ETHAN COLLINS', this time.



ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, Januarv 3, 1874

(Sheriff's Sale) ... Taken as the property of E. H. SUTTON at the suit of WILLIAM ASHTON vs E. H. SUTTON... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. December 14, 1873. JAMISON & CALKINS, Attorney for Plaintiff.

(Notice of Dissolution) ... partnership heretofore existing between W. B. MILLER and B. J. CORRY in the wagon and carriage making business, under the firm name of MILLER & CORRY, was dissolved by mutual consent on the 4th day of December, 1873. All claims of said firm are due W. B. MILLER and ELIJAH NEFF, who have formed a new partnership...

MARRIED. -On New Year's day, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, at the parsonage, Mr. AUSTIN REED and SUSAN BROKAW.
WILLIAM ASHTON was the happy recipient of a fine gold watch on New Year's morning, given as a present by his wife.
JACOB GERSON has purchased the large stock of dry goods of Montgomery & Co
The TERPSICHOREAN ASSOCIATION announce a masquerade on Thursday evening, February 19th, to which the Plymouth and Peru clubs will be the only invited guests.
Mr. ASHTON was lavish of his gifts on New Year's day. All of his employees were remembered. JAMES O. MILLER, assistant Cashier in the Farmers' Loan and Deposit Bank, received a valuable breast pin from his hand.
Miss SARAH SAMUELS, the accomplished and estimable daughter of our fellow-townsman, Mr. SAMUELS, departs from here next Monday for Ottawa, Ohio, where she intends to pass the winter months visiting relatives and friends ...
Circuit court will convene on Monday, and the following jurors have been selected: JEREMIAH CLARKE, CHARLES SEARS, JOHN A. SHAFFER, W. H. COONS, LEPOLD BRIDEGROOM, EZEKIAL OVERMYER, A. J. ANDERSON, J. W. HISEY,
Mr. H. C. HALL, a young man whom we have known from early boyhood, preached two very excellent sermons at the Baptist church last Sabbath. We had not met him for years ... He having lived at Akron for 7 years, Fulton County lays some claim to him as one of her worthy young men.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1873
WM. MOGLE says it's a boy, and he is glad.
Mr. JAMES TROUTMAN, son of our worthy townman, Uncle BILLY, is visiting friends at this place at present.
PHILLIPS & LEITER sold to HEILBRUN & WILE 127 BEEF HIDES, weighing when taken in 5,337 pounds, less by shrinkage 470 pounds. The largest lot ever taken from Kewanna at one time.
Old Santa Claus' last gift on Christmas night was a nice girl at the house of JERRY CLARK.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 10, 1874

HENRY TOWNSHIP TEACHERS' INSTITUTE... at the school building in Akron on Saturday, January 3, 1874.... (names mentioned): C. K. BITTERS, Miss MELISSA FOWLER, D. G. HARTER, Miss JOSIE DAVIDSON, Mr. L. NOYER, A. L. SHAFER, R. C. WALLACE, W. BEMENDERFER, W. H. GREEN...


The first and second days (of Circuit Court) were consumed in taking defaults and making up issues in the several cases. In the three cases of the State vs MARY J. HIATT, who stands charged with larceny, ENOCH STURGEON presented a petition to the Court asking a dismissal of the cases. It will be remembered by those who read the SENTINEL a few months ago that the said Mary J. Hiatt was caught in the act of doing a fair and square job of "SHOP LIFTING," the firms of Bibler & Babcock, Ernsperger, Jackson & Co., D. S. Gould, and Jesse Shields failing for various trinkets which she had set her heart; at neither place, however, was the amount taken sufficient to constitute grand larceny, for which the Grand Jury at its last session found three several indictments against her. Now, Enoch conceived the novel idea of having the Court violate its sacred obligations by dismissing the suits without a hearing, he alleging that the defendant had already been sufficiently punished by remorse of conscience and torture of mind; but the Judge very promptly and properly remarked to him that it was a question for the Prosecuting Attorney, and not for the Court, to determine. The Prosecutor did, subsequently, dismiss as to two cases, upon the ground that the value of the articles taken was not of sufficient value to constitute grand larceny, and she is yet held to answer to the charge of petty larceny. On Wednesday the case of the State vs CYRUS McCARTER, charged with shooting MARGARET WRIGHT with intent to commit murder, was called up, and, after considerable effort, a jury was empannelled, and the trial was proceeded with. The testimony for the State closed on Thursday evening, and the hearing of the evidence for the defendant consumed the time of the Court yesterday, and is not yet concluded. It is doubtful if a verdict in the case will be rendered this week. There is a great deal of interest manifested in the trial, and the Court room is generally crowded with spectators. The defense rely upon a plea of insanity to secure an acquittal. one whole week of the Court has gone, and not one case fully disposed of. Several other criminal cases appear upon the docket for trial, and doubt if a single civil case will be reached during the term. The abolishing of the COMMON PLEAS COURT has been a matter of doubtful propriety in our mind, and unless a greater length of our Circuit Court terms can be had, it would be advisable to return to the old system of Circuit and Common Pleas Courts.

AKRON NEWS, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1874
The festival at this place on Christmas night was a success in every particular, the net proceeds being about $40.00. One of the most important features of the festival was the museum, under the special supervision of N. G. HUNTER... The post office conducted by Miss MAGGIE DAVIS was also a source of some revenue. ANDY STRONG, with his coat off and sleeves rolled up, dished the oysters up in every imaginable shape. DAVE WEAVER, with his little blonde by his side, looked the very personification of happiness...
DILLON and STRONG are doing a "red hot" business in the blacksmithing line.
FRED DANIELS has purchased the harness shop formerly owned by SHIELDS & ADAMSON...

The directors ... elected for the ensuing vear. met (Jan 3) ... Wayne Township, SIMON WHEELER, Union, E. TUCKER (not present), Aubbeenaubbee, CHRIS. CAMPBELL, Newcastle, P. C. DUMBAULD (not present), Henry, ABNER THOMPSON, Liberty, E. GOSS, Richland, B. C. WILSON, Rochester, C. H. ROBBINS, L. W. SHELTON and V. GOULD.
The Board then proceeded to the election of officers for the ensuing year: President, C. H. ROBBINS, Vice President, B. C. WILSON, Treasurer, A. C. COPELAND, Secretary, F. B. ERNSPERGER, Superintendent, L. W. SHELTON, Marshal, J. P. MYERS.
Bill of E. STURGEON, Esq., of $10 for prosecuting three cases for the Society (allowed): State of Indiana vs ALVIN NEWEL; State of Indiana vs J. S. RANNELL; State of Indiana vs PERRY MERBL M .
Certificates of stock for labor performed and material furnished (issued to): H. L. POST, ISAIAH WALKER, SAMUEL MECHLIN, WILLIAM BRYANT....

Rochester Lodge, No. 436, F. & A.M. . . . . RESOLVED, That the thanks of this Lodge be tendered Miss ELLA REX, MINNIE SHRYOCK, Mr. T. M. BITTERS and JOHN SHIELDS, also to tne members of the ROCHESTER STRING BAND, for very excellent music furnished on the occasion of our installation and banquet, December 29, 1873 ...
MARRIED. -On Thursday evening, January 8, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. CHARLES E. REYNOLDS and Miss MARY STIEGLIETZ, all of this place....
By the death of Mr. CONGER, our Township Trustee, the appointment by the Auditor of JOHN R. SHOUP, to fill the vacancy, meets with the hearty approval of all so far as we can learn ...

DIED. -One by one the fathers of the country are passing away. On Saturday, January 3d, 1874, LEWIS B. CONGER passed from earth away at the advanced age of 70 vears, 9 months and 15 days. He was born in New Jersey, but has been a resident of this State for over 56 years, the earlier portion of his life being spent in Dearborn County, where he held many positions of public trust, which were all discharged with fidelity and honor to himself and the people whose confidence he had. For many years he has lived in this immediate neighborhood, a quiet, peaceful and highly respected citizen. In the fall of 1872 he was nominated by the Democratic party, a party for which he had a zealous attachment, as Trustee of this, Rochester Township, and was elected by a large majority. His strict attention to the duties pertaining to the office and the economical administration of its affairs, has won for him the esteem and admiration of all. An examination of his books will reveal the fact that they were well kept and that he was a man capable of filling higher and more exalted positions. He was the head of a large family, many of whom, with the partner of his joys and sorrows, survive him. He has been a consistent member of the Baptist church for fifty years, and had been a member of the Masonic fraternity for nearly the same length of time, serving in its highest official positions with honor and distinction. His funeral obsequies, were attended last Sabbath by a large concourse of friends and relatives, the Masons of this place performing the rites and ceremonies. The sermon was preached at the Baptist church by Rev. Dr. ROWDEN, and was one of his best efforts.

Last week we briefly announced that JACOB GERSON had bought the mammoth stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, &c. of Montgomery & Co. ... the goods ... have been removed to the north room of the Masonic building ... That popular salesman, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, may be found behind the counter ...

KEWAMA ITEMS, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1874
LOU. MILLS has moved his bed and board to the city of Bourbon.
A wedding took place at the residence of JACOB OVERMYER on the 1st inst. No particulars.
PHILLIPS & LEITER sold to B. LINCOLNHELT, of Plymouth, during the year 1873, 18,450 dozen EGGS at a cost of $2,119.73, also 14,609 pounds of BUTTER at a cost of $2,200.63. Total amount $4,320.36.
An act was passed by the council of this city forbidding the running at large CATTLE and HOGS, from December until March...

(Town of Fulton) B. F. MONTGOMERY, JNO. W. WRIGHT.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by NATHAN ABBOTT, living in Wayne Township... on the 19th day of November, 1873, and reported to KYRAN WALSH, a Justice of the Peace of said Township on the 16th day of December, 1873, one red cow... appraised at fifteen dollas also one white yearling steer... appraised at ten dollars.

(Estray) To WILLIAM REES, Justice of the Peace of Rochester Township... I took up as an estray on or about the lst day of December, 1873, one red steer... Appraised at $12. GEORGE BOZARTH.

WAGONERS' STATION, January 5th, 1874
Our SAW MILL has again changed hands. it is now owned by the WAGONER brothers, who, we learn, will soon start business again.
Mr. ISRAEL RIGEL is engaged in the walnut lumber trade here to some extent, and many persons are busily engaged in cutting cord wood for the railroad company; so business is pretty lively just now.

GOOD BARGAIN, a valuable farm of 160 acres, well improved with good buildings and fine orchard, lying one and a half miles south of Rochester, on the Peru road, will be sold at a great bargain. Call on THOMAS WILSON, or at this office.
BARGAINS IN TOWN LOTS. The undersigned offers for sale, at a bargain, lot No. 259 in Robbins and Harter's addition, and the south half of lot No. 67 in new plat of Rochester. Said lots are beautifully located, and will be sold cheap. Inquire of W. B. CURTIS, or at this office.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 17, 1874

AUBBEENAUBBEE TOWNSHIP TEACHERS' INSTITUTE, Leiter School House, January 3, 1874 ... met at School House No. 6 ... (names mentioned) Mr. BARGER was elected President, and E. L. YARLOT of Kewanna as Secretary... Mr. MORE, Mr. HAYS, Mr. BRACKET, CHAS. LORING, EMMA STERNER, Miss SMITH, Mr. HUNNESHAGEN...

We were not mistaken in our statement last week that not a single civil case for trial would be reached during this term of the Court. The case of the State of Indiana vs CYRUS McCARTER, of which we gave a brief notice last week, was called for trial on the third day of the term and has engaged the whole attention of the Court from that time up to Thursday noon of this week. It occupied more time and created more interest and excitement among the people than any case that has been tried in this County for many years. The array of witnesses on each side was very large, and the best efforts of the defense was put forth to prove the insanity of the defendant at the time the shooting occurred. The counsel for the State was M. L. ESSICK, the Prosecuting Attorney, and J. S. SLICK; those for the defense, Col. SHRYOCK, H. B. JAMISON and ENOCH STURGEON -- all of whom worked faithfully and zealously in the interest of their clients, with a strong determination to secure, if possible, a verdict favorable to their client. The jury was composed of some of the best men in the County, who,. through the course of the whole trial, occupying eight days, with long night sessions, sat and and listened with marked attention to the long line of testimony introduced. Both parties rested their case on Tuesday night, the testimony having all been introduced, and on Wednesday morning the argument of counsel began. We were not present during all the argument, but hear it remarked upon as being masterly efforts, and reflecting much credit upon the speakers, save in their abuse of each other and some of the witnesses. Judge LONG's charge to the jury was a clear and comprehensive review of the entire case, listened to by jury and audience attentively. It would have afforded us much pleasure to have published the charge, believing that our readers would have enjoyed a perusal of it, but its great length and our limited time for putting it in type prevented us from so doing. After the charge the jury retired to deliberate upon the perplexing question of the sanity or insanity of Cyrus McCarter, who stood charged with shooting MARGARET WRIGHT with intent to commit murder. After a retirement of about four hours a verdict of guilty was returned, and an assessment of five dollars fine and imprisonment in the penitentiary for the term of three years. The diversity of opinion which existed among the people before the rendition of the verdict, was not changed any by its announcement. Whatever outside sentiments are, it cannot now change the state of affairs. He has had a fair and impartial trial. All regret the calamity that has befallen upon him and his friends, and extend their sympathy in their troubles.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Union Township, on the 12th day of December, and reported to F. H. GRAHAM, a Justice of the Peace of said township, a stray steer... appraised at $11. JASON BENNETT.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Wayne Township, Fulton County, Indiana, on the 19th day of December, 1873, and reported to KYRAN WALSH, a Justice of the Peace of said township and State, on the 12th day of January, 1874, one red and white spotted steer.. appraised at $15. LINDLEY MOOR.

(Notice) is hereby given that my wife, MARY I. WILSON, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation; that I will pay no debts of her contracting from and after this date. H. O. WILSON, Rochester, Ind., Jan. 12, '74.

LEVI MERCER has had a severe attack of rheumatism.
HEILBRUN & WILE will occupy the north room of BALCONY HALL.
Esquire HERMAN is reported seriously ill.
Mrs. DAN. AGNEW contemplates a visit to Cincinnati on Monday.
JAMES RUSSELL and wife have gone to Illinois to spend the balance of the winter with their friends in that State.
Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD is expected home from Massachusetts, where she has been spending several months, in a week or two.
The dwelling of ISAAC SEARS, three-fourths of a mile north of Akron, was burned last Sunday. The household goods were all saved from destruction.
The many friends of Miss JENNIE HILTON will be glad to learn that she has returned from New York where she has been spending several months among her friends.
The corporation has been to the expense of putting down several WELLSON MAIN STREET for the accommodation of the public, and to be used in case of fire ...

HORRIBLE, IF TRUE. ... a horrible story comes to us, which, for atrociousness and villainy, has no parallel in this community, and we give it briefly, not because we love to do so, but because it is a duty demanded of us at the hands of our readers. The story, as it comes to us, and as we learn it from the records, is about as follows:
ANDREW J. ANDERSON is a man about forty years of age, has lived in this County a number of years, and now lives in Akron, this County, which has been his home for the past five years. He is a married man, having a wife and three or more daughters, two of whom have grown to womanhood and were both married on the same day to men by the name of STRONG some time in October last. The two married daughters, with their husbands, domiciled themselves at the saw mill a mile or more this side of Akron, while the youngest of the three, probablv about fourteen years old, remained at home. Recent developments have proven to the world that this young girl is pregnant with a bastard child, the knowledge of which, naturally enough, created considerable neighborhood talk, and the crime was laid at the door of a young man residing in that vicinity. In a talk upon the subject between one of the married girls and her husband, she is said to have dropped the remark that it was probable that her father was the guilty one. This excited the suspicions of her husband, and she went on to relate how that from early girlhood up to within a short time of her marriage, she and her married sister were forced to submit to his embraces, and threatened with death upon a revelation of the fact. The husband lost no time in coming to town and securing the arrest of his father-in-law upon a charge of incest, and he was placed under a bond of $1,000 for his appearance before Esquire REES on next Wednesday. Anderson then took his youngest daughter before Esquire BIRCH, and had her file an affidavit against the young man suspicioned with being the father of the unborn child. Since then the other married daughter has filed her affidavit against her father, charging him with incest also, and also an affidavit against him for surety of the peace. The unfortunate and unhappy father will probably waive an examination and give additional bonds for his appearance in a higher court. Such is about the state of the cases as they now stand -- horrible to contemplate. Mr. Anderson was a man who stood well in the estimation of the people of the community in which he lives as an honest and upright man. We have enjoyed his personal acquaintance for many years, and are slow to believe that he is the guilty wretch he is charged with being, and until he has had a fair hearing we withhold any comments. There may be something behind the scenes that may change the character of the case entirely.

FOR SALE... The best steam Flouring Mill in all this country, known as the WALLACE & CHAPIN MILL, situated in the center of Rochester, Indiana, is offered for sale by the undersigned at a very low price. It has three run of burrs ... The engine and all parts of the entire machinery is in first-class order ... WM. ASHTON, Rochester, Ind.

SHELTON'S INSTANT CURE for Diarrhea, Cholera Morbus, Cholera symptoms, Flux, and kindred maladies ... For sale at SHELTON'S GROCERY STORE, Rochester, Ind.
SHELTON'S SURE CURE For Bilious and Cramp Cholic, Pain in the Stomach, &c ... For sale at SHELTON'S GROCERY STORE, Rochester, Ind.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 24, 1874

The man ANDREW J. ANDERSON, heretofore arrested on a charge of incest, and recognized to appear before WILLIAM REESE on Wednesday of this week, failed to come to time., and his bond, one thousand dollars, was, in consequence, forfeited. There were three affidavits in all filed against him, two for incest and one for surety of the peace, but he was only arrested upon one of them. His whereabouts is at present unknown, but it is believed that he is concealed by some of his relatives within the County. We had hoped that the charge preferred against him was untrue; but his failure to appear at the time fixed for his preliminary hearing, is a circumstance strongly indicative of his guilt. His two daughters and their husbands are, in the meantime, living in constant fear lest he perpetrate some violence upon them. It is the duty of authorities to make vigilant search for him,, and it is hoped that no pains will be spared to secure his early arrest. Anderson is a man probably 47 years of age, slim built, above the average height, with black hair and heavy black beard, usually wearing a black slouch hat and black cloth dress coat, and is awkward in his gait.

NEW TRIAL. -CYRUS McCARTER, whom our readers will remember was convicted of assault and battery with intent to kill and murder one MARGARET WRIGHT, was, on last Saturday night, granted a new trial...

CIRCUIT COURT. -The Circuit Court adjourned on Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, after receiving from the jury a verdict of "Not Guilty" in the case of the State vs HENRY RINEHART. Our readers will remember that Mr. Rinehart was one of the partners in the firm of KELLY & RINEHART, engaged in operating a flax mill at this place. The mill was burned the latter part of December, 1872, and Rinehart, together with two others, DOWNS and TUTTLE, were arrested upon a charge of arson.
The theory of the State was that the mill was over-insured, and Rinehart procured Downs and Tuttle to destroy it, so that he might get the insurance money. All three being indicted together, the case was dismissed by the State as to Downs and Tuttle, in order that they might testify against the other.
Tuttle testified that Rinehart hired him to do the burning, and he employed Downs to assist him. There was no pretense that Rinehart was at the fire, he being at the time absent in Ohio, and so his case hung wholly upon the evidence of Tuttle. The defendant took advantage of the bad reputation of Tuttle for truth and veracity, and introduced a large number of witnesses impeaching him.
The jury retired at about 11 o'clock on Monday night, and returned the above verdict at 1 o'clock the next morning.
So the mill is burned, and all three of the persons charged are at liberty. The attorneys were for the State, Messrs. ESSICK and SHRYOCK; for the defendant, Messrs. MARSHALL, KEITH, JAMISON and SLICK.

KEWANNA ITEMS, January 21, 1874
E. B. BUCHANAN has moved his stock of goods to Star City, where he intends trying his fortune in a railroad town.
F. J. HEIMBURGER has opened a blacksmith shop on the corner of Logan and Aurora Streets.
JOHN KILMER has opened a grocery store in the west room of the KEWANNA HOUSE.
The concert held at the M.E. Church on last Sunday evening proved to be a success in every exercise. The speeches by Revs. E. M. McGRAW, WM. READER and Father SPARKS, were right to the point ... The singing was good, and the recitations by the smaller scholars could not well be excelled .... the school was indebted to Miss L. TAYLOR, Mrs. A. JACKSON and Miss EMMA KILMER, who are all Sunday school workers.
A. T. JACKSON has purchased the KEWANNA MILLS of Messrs. ZUCK, STREET & CO. Mr. Street says he intends to live a retired life. Mr. Jackson will be found at his post, ready to meet his many friends interested in something to eat.
MARRIED. -On the 15th inst., by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, HENRY SHADLE to Miss MARTHA MILLER, both of Aubbeenaubbee.
Old Father WALLACE walked to town one day last week. He said it would be his last visit to Kewanna. He is getting quite feeble, and it is probable that he will never visit us often any more. - - - - ELI LEITER

FRANK SKINNER is assisting in the duties of the Post Office during the illness of the postmistress.
Attorneys CALKINS and BROWN had a midnight "set to" over a legal question at Lincoln on Thursday night.
LEVI MERCER is still confined to his room with rheumatism. Uncle JESSE SHIELDS has also been laid up for some time by the same cause.
JACOB BECK has gone to Danville, Ill., to engage in the grocery trade. We would have been better pleased if he had paid his respects to us before "lighting out."
FRANK WHITTENBERGER, of Peru, was found guilty of petty larceny, and will pay a penalty of $100 and serve 90 days in the County jail for his transgressions.
The farm of ROBERT DAIN, near Deedsville, is said to contain a hidden treasure of $22,000 in gold buried by an old Indian chief, and the denizens of that place are plying the pick and shovel with vigor in hopes of recovering it.

FOX HUNTING over in Marshall County has become the sport of the season. A territory infested by foxes is surrounded, and then close in on them and kill them with clubs. Old and young relish the sport, for about five hundred engaged in the last hunt. There will be others on the 20th and 24th inst., to which all are invited.
DIED. -FREDERICK ROSS, of Uniontown, in Marshall County, was found dead on the roadside near that place on last Tuesday morning. He left his brother-in-law's the evening before to go to a neighbor's, and was found next morning, as stated, by a Mr. MYERS. He was quite an invalid, and according to the coroner's verdict after holding an inquest, he died from exhaustion and bleeding of the lungs.

(Administrator's Land Sale) ... SIMON GOLDTHAIT, administrator of the estate of OLIVER GOLDTHAIT, late of Grant County, deceased, will sell real estate in Fulton County, Indiana (described) ... January 21, 1874.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by JOHN MILLER, of Liberty Township, two heifers (described). Appraised at seventeen dollars by JOHN SWINGIZER and JOHN FRY, before Esquire OLIVER. January 6, 1874.

NEWCASTLE TOWNSHIP TEACHERS' INSTITUTE... convened at Center School House January 10th. (names mentioned): President GREEN, J. P. NELLANS, A. B. KESLER, Miss SALLIE McMAHAN, J. A. WOOD, F. C. MONTGOMERY, W. H. SICKMAN, J. W. JEFFERIES, T. J. McCLARY, A. L. SHAFER, W. H. GREEN.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 31, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, January 28, 1874
The following officers were elected in the M.E. Sunday School for 1874: J. LEITER, Superintendent; E. LEITER, Assistant; Miss IRENE SELLERS, Secretary, and Miss L. TAYLOR, Treasurer ... One hundred and four were in attendance last Sunday. - - - - ELI LEITER.

AKRON NEWS, January 26, 1874
The sound of sweet music and the tread of light feet resounded in the mansion of Father SLAYBAUGH -- a "merrie companie" filled its halls -- for EMANUEL had returned with his bride...
E. A. ARNOLD, the worthy trustee of this township, has been visiting some of the schools throughout the township, and reports them in a prosperous condition.
A BRASS BAND has been organized here, and we have concluded if wind is an essential element to their success, they need have no fears.
A revival is in progress here under the supervision of Revs. BELL and CALVERT.
Did we have space we would give you the particulars of BILL KRIEK's encounter with a real, genuine ghost. Oh! it was terrible.

(Sheriff's Sale) ... Grover and Baker Sewing Machine Co, is plaintiff and NELSON G. HUNTER is defendant, requiring me to make the sum of Seven Hundred and Nineteen (719) Dollars and Thirty-five cents, with interest on said decree and costs, I will expose at public sale, to the highest bidder, on Saturday, the 21st day of February, 1874 (real estate described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale)... ISAAC C. COLLINS vs MARY A. VAIL and J. B. VAIL... requiring me to make the sum of One Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy Dollars and Sixty five Cents, with interest on said decree and costs, I will expose at public sale, to the highest bidder, on Saturday, the 21st day of February, 1874... (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sale of Forfeited School Land and Land Mortgaged for Loans of School Funds) ... Auditor of Fulton County, Indiana, will expose to sale at public auction... Fourth Monday of March, 1874 (real estate, described) ... Mortgaged by E. J. KING... September 22, 1864. Principal, $500, interest, $40; cost of advertising and penalty, $3.75. Total amount due, $543.75. DAN. AGNEW, Auditor Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) HENRY THOMAS vs DANIEL MUNGER... I will expose at public sale, to the highest bidder, on Saturday, the 21st day of February, 1874... (real estate, described) ... Taken as the property of DANIEL MUNGER... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. January 28, A.D. 1874. J. S. SLICK, Attorney for Plaintiff.

A. T. METCALF, a former editor of this paper, is Vice President of a literary society at Crown Point, Ind.
W. H. BANTA, formerly Principal of our Graded School, is Superintendent of a Sabbath School at Valparaiso.
DIED. -CLINT NOLAN, a large and powerful man, with apparent good prospects for long life, died suddenly at Walnut on Friday of last week.
The Valparaiso MESSENGER publishes the names and address of students in attendance at the Normal School. Among the number we see the name of JOSIE DAVIDSON of this place.
Miss BELLE MYERS has secured quite a number of scholars to take lessons in instrumental music, and is giving good satisfaction as a teacher. Application for instruction should be made at her residence, with J. P. MYERS.
DIED. -WM. DOWNEY, father of our townsman Doc. DOWNEY, died at his old homestead, in Marshall County, on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Downey was 83 years old at the time of his death, and was an old pioneer of this country, having settled on the farm on which he died in 1836. He raised a large family, and has done much for the advancement and prosperity of this part of the country.
WAGONERS' STATION NEWS, January 29, 1874
WAGONER BROTHERS have been running their SAW MILL for a few days with great success ...
We regret to learn that JOHN RAYSE of our village is going to remove to LINCOLN, where he has purchased an interest in a SAW MILL...
The CHRISTIAN CHURCH at Lincoln will give a grand festival at their new church in that place on Saturday evening of this week, the proceeds to be applied to paying for their building, which, we are told, is all for the sake of saving sinners. We expect to attend, and hope every one else will be there with their ladies.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 7, 1874

Miss ALICE WHITTENBERGER has been visiting her many friends here during the past week. MILT WHITTENBERGER, of Peru, has also been visiting his intimate friend.
DIED. -Mrs. THOMAS WHITTENBERGER of Peru, was buried here on Wednesday. Quite a large concourse of friends attended her remains to their last resting place. [See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Akron Citizens Cemetery, Henry Twp: HULDAH W. WHITTENBERGER, wife of THO'S WHITTENBERGER, died Feb. 1, 1874, at age 47yr-11mo-8da.]
LON. RANNELLS and BILLY WALLACE were here on Saturday in attendance at the Institute. They expressed themselves as favorably impressed with the village damsels, and also with the dinner upon which they feasted at the MONTOUR HOUSE.
MYERS and NEAL were in town on Monday. They came to purchase leather from our tanneries which can not be excelled.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... TEMPERANCE HARVEY, et al vs MARY J. ANDERSON, et al... plaintiff, by SIDNEY KEITH, attorney, ... that said defendants, JOHN L. RINESMITH and the Minor Heirs of ALMIRA RINESMITH, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 6th day of February, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... SETH W. JACKSON, et al vs ALMA E. JACKSON, et al ... plaintiff, by ENOCH STURGEON, attorney... that said defendants, JOHN JACKSON, THOMAS H. JACKSON and CHARLES B. JACKSON, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 5th day of February, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Dissolution) ... co-partnership heretofore existing between JOSEPH LAUER and A. DEICHMAN in the clothing and gent's furnishing goods business is this day dissolved by mutual consent, and that all claims due the late firm are payable to A. DEICHMAN. The business hereafter will be conducted by Joseph Lauer at the old stand. JOSEPH LAUER, A. DEICHMAN, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 4, 1874

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana, on January 3, 1874, and reported to WILLIAM REES, a Justice of said township, one red and white spotted steer, supposed to be one year old last fall, medium size, no marks or brands perceivable. Appraised at $12. PHILIP BAKER.
Fulton County has but two Notaries Public -- SLICK and HOLMAN.
Since the 10th of March this county has reported to the Attorney General $180 as fines and forfeitures.
SAM KEELY, our genial County Clerk, spent a portion of this week in Indianapolis. I. W. WALKER, his deputy, attends promptly to the duties of the office during Mr. Keely's absence.
The remains of HULDAH, wife of THOMAS WHITTENBERGER, of Peru, were brought here on the noon express train on Tuesday, and from here were taken to Akron, and deposited by the side of loving friends "gone before."
A. F. ANTHONY, the popular restaurant man, is making arrangements to locate in the rooms recently vacated by HEILBRUN & WILE. He is giving the building a thorough renovation ...
As will be seen by a notice of dissolution in another column, the firm of LAUER & DEICHMAN has dissolved. Mr. Deichman goes to Chicago as a partner in a wholesale house engaged in selling piece goods ...
The family of our old friend, ANDREW ONSTOTT, living a little south of town, has been severely afflicted within the past few months. The two old persons live entirely alone, their only son being taken away by death a short time since. The old gentleman is palsied and the old lady has been languishing for a long time with typhoid fever. By the watchfulness and skill of Dr. HECTOR, and the kindness of neighbors to whom the thanks of the aged couple are extended, she is regaining her usual health and strength.
MARRIED. -On Sunday, Feb. Ist., 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, near Lincoln, by Rev. VAL. THOMPSON, Mr. IRA B. HURST and Miss ELLA J. HORTON...
-On Wednesday, at the Central House, by Rev. C. SKINNER, JOHN MYERS and ADALINE FERRENBAUGH, of Kewanna.
There is talk of a manufactory of fine coffins and CASKETS being established here. We do not need much of the wares of such a factory in this county, but there are other places that do... Our citizens should encourage all such undertaking that tend to the upbuilding of the town, for in them lies our hope of future greatness as a city.

DIED. -Mr. ISAAC JONES, one of Fulton county's oldest citizens, died and was buried at this place on Monday of this week. Mr. Jones was 90 odd years old, and although greatly enfeebled both in mind and body, he could, with telling accuracy, relate the incidents and exploits of the war of 1812, in which he was a faithful soldier. He was born in Kentucky, but spent a greater portion of his life in this State, and had lived to see the State developed from the days of the tomahawk and barbarism to the high order of Christianity and civilization it has since attained. Such a checkered and varied life, as he undoubtedly lived during his many days, must be filled with reminiscences that were pleasing to review, and the consciousness of having rendered valuable services to his country in its youth and feebleness, surely makes easy the couch of the venerable man who has now ended a useful life.

A grand German ball will be given at BALCONY HALL on Monday evening, February 16, 1874. The Logansport German band will furnish the music for the occasion. Tickets, one dollar.

Iron, sugar or wash kettles, of an excellent pattern and fine finish, are now manufactured at the foundry and machine shops of F. M. ASHTON of this city, and are for sale either at wholesale or retail... Brass castings of every description are made to order... Copper and old iron wanted ...

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... WILLIAM ASHTON vs A. J. ANDERSON, et al.. plaintiff, by JAMISON & CALKINS, attorneys... that said defendant, ANDREW J. ANDERSON, is not a resident... 4th Feb. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... ANDREW V. HOUSE, et al vs ANDREW V. SCOVILLE, et al .. plaintiffs, by ENOCH STURGEON, attorney... that said defendants, ANDREW H. SCOVILLE, SARAH A. SCOVILLE, ALMIRA L. SMALL, BLANCHE SMALL and CLAUDE C. SMALL, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 5th day of February, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 14, 1874

[letter from W. H. McCAUGHEY, student of Hanover, Indiana, College - - - very lengthy, relating his visit to the Mammoth Cave]

[letter from Wellington, Sumner Co., Kan., February 2, 1874, signed S. RUSSELL].......I have been to see Mr. JOSEPH GREGSON at his place,and found that he had the making of a fine farm, nicely situated one mile from Slate Creek, and is making a good living and well satisfied....

Our former townsman, GEORGE W. LYON, now of Iowa, is in town, visiting his parents and friends.
A. D. CORNELIUS has engaged in the grocery trade again in the north room of the MAMMOTH BUILDING.
Mr. J. C. PHILLIPS, a candidate for Auditor, from Kewanna, has been spending a few days in town.
Uncle BILLY MOORE and his family are here from Missouri visiting their friends, whom they left a year or so ago for a home in the West.
Six heavy TRAINS, loaded with ice, passed over the I. P. & C. Railroad last Sunday, going south. The business of this road is rapidly increasing.
WM. CARTER informs us that he has an abundance of ice put up to supply the demands of this place the coming season.
By special request, the ROCHESTER DRAMATIC SOCIETY will repeat their plays of last evening of "Ireland as it Is," and "Jumbo-Jum," at Balcony Hall, this evening.
We were mistaken in reporting but two Notaries Public in the county, that being only the number commissioned during the year. We have almost an innumerable number in the county.
The wrath of the shaving machines in our manufactories is only appeased by the periodical mangling of some of the operators. JONATHAN ROSS, one of the oldest employes in the furniture manufacturing establishment of BARNES & MILLER, is the last victim of its vengeance. It caught his right hand in its toils the first of this week, and mangled it in a horrible manner, so bad that he will do but little else than nurse his hand for a long time to come.

PHILLIPS, of Union Township, JOSEPH A. MYERS.

BILLIARD TOURNAMENT at Ditton's Hall, Thursday, March 5, 1874. There will be a Grand Billiard Tournament at my new hall, recently filled with new tables several of the
best players in the State will be present purse of $50. EDWARD DITTON.

The Rochester Granger Carriage Shop, MILLER & NEFF, Proprietors ...

(Sheriff's Sale) C. H. McCORMICK et al vs DAVID SHANK et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 7th day of March, 1874... (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. February 10, 1874. JACOB S. SLICK, Att'y for Plf.

(Sheriff's Sale) MILTON SHIRK vs WM. STURGEON et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 7th day of March, 1874... (real estate, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County, February 10, 1874.

(Notice to Non-Resident) SUSAN NOLAND vs JAMES NOLAND, plaintiff by KEITH & SMITH, attorneys... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 7th day of February, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's mother, on Thursday evening, January 29th, 1874, by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, Miss MARGRET LEITER to N. E. BENNETT, both of this township.
Logan Street, two ahead -- a little carpenteress at the house of MILTON HILAND; and a 12 lb boy (a young blacksmith) at the house of SAMUEL ZELLERS. - - - - ELI LEITER.

[Letter from Wellington, Sumner Co., Kan., February 1, 1874, signed J. B. GREGSON - - - -]

We will commence by giving you a brief report of the grand festival given by the CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT LINCOLN in their new building on the evening of the 31st ult. We arrived there at about 6 o'clock, and found the room already filled with old and young of both sexes, all waiting for the grand supper to be placed on the table, which was soon done. Almost all the luxuries of both city and country was represented. We will not try to enumerate the good things, but will only say that the supper was a magnificent affair, capable of satisfying the appetites of over two hundred persons, besides a large amount being left, which was sold at auction. All seemed to enjoy themselves hugely, except one poor fellow, who was sorry that he could not eat more. After supper, music, both vocal and instrumental, was in order. Miss ELLA HORTON and Miss LIBBY THOMPSON played several splendid pieces on the organ, which was followed by a piece of vocal music by the LINCOLN SINGING CLASS, Mr. C. S. HORTON being leader, which was rendered in a splendid style. Then Mr. J. A. WERTS called on a number of his Hopewell class, who acquitted themselves in a style which showed that they understood music, after which Mr. T. M. BITTERS delivered a short address. Then the whole audience joined in singing a hymn, entitled, "We'll stand the Storm," which closed the entertainment.
Singing every Sabbath evening at the residence of Mr. NEWTON SWINNEY, just north of the Station. All peaceable persons are invited to attend.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 21, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, Feb. 18, 1874
Logan Street only one ahead! Main Street comes up with a little friend at the house of Mr. RHENO.
The POST OFFICE has again made its semi-annual move. It is now in the room of the grocery store of JOHN KILMER, on the corner of Main and Logan Streets.
BILL GEARING made a short visit to our place a few days ago. His first preliminaries were, "I am out of money and want some tobacco." We gave him his usual quid, ten cents worth, and then he was happy. When interrogated why he did not stay at the Poor House, he said he didn't want to stay with them crazy fellows.
Elder Mr. KENSIE, a former resident of this place, preached here on last Monday evening.
JOHN MYERS is not only married, but has gone to housekeeping. We call it sensible. Some people marry and spend their scanty means on a wedding tour, come back, and go to boarding.
A Grange wedding took place in Aubbeenaubbee last week. The parties were Mr. WENTZEL and Miss SHADLE. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: EDWARD WENTZEL m. CATHARINE SHADLE, Feb. 12, 1874.)

GRAY BROTHERS are engaged in making WALNUT BOLTS for a firm at Michigan City, and we, in company with them (WAGONER BRO'S) , are doing a little in that line.
J. A. WERTZ is engaged in getting out cooper stuff for a firm in Chicago.
T. J. HOLCOME is doing a good business in the dry goods and grocery line...
We have a Board of Trade at the station now. WILL CARVEY is President, WES. JACKSON collects bills, and ELLIS McMILLEN keeps books; SAM. WAGONER and YOST WHEATLEY are traveling agents.
JOE WILLIAMS, the prophet of Lincoln, says that we will have some (snow) in March or April ...
Owing to circumstances over which none have control, the new church at Lincoln was not dedicated on last Sabbath, as was expected. Revs. TROWBRIDGE and HYST, of Indianapolis were on hand and delivered four able discourses at that place. They also succeeded in raising over $450 toward paying off the debt which is hanging on the church. We learn that there is near $800 yet to pay ...

For Treasurer: ABSALOM NELLANS, of Newcastle township; CRARLES W. HOLMAN, of Richland township. For Justice of the Peace, CHARLES E. REYNOLDS, of Rochester township.

(Petition to Settle Estate) ... ALEXANDER CURTIS, Administrator of the estate of THOMAS WEAVER, deceased, has filed his petition to settle said estate as insolvent... this 17th day of February, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

Mr. JESSE SHIELDS and LEVI MERCER are still prostrated by rheumatism.
J. S. SLICK has been seriously indisposed this week, but is at present convalescent.
Major CALKINS walks with a cane since he allowed a quack corn doctor to operate on his pedal extremities.
Mr. and Mrs. SHEPHERD celebrated their tin wedding on Wednesday evening.
THOMAS NELLANS and HENRY HAIMBAUGH, of Newcastle Township, started West this week to take observations and learn the "lay of the land."
Miss MARIA CAFFYN and Mrs. C. VANTRUMP have formed a partnership, and taken rooms on the second floor of BALCONY HALL building, for the purpose of supplying the ladies of this place and vicinity with the latest and most fashionable styles of DRESS-MAKING ...
ENOCH McCOY was on a little trip to Missouri last week, and while gone the report came here that he had been arrested on charge of burglary. He turned up at home soon after, and said he came to hear the news. Enoch is too good looking to even be suspicioned of a crime.
LEROY ARMSTRONG, formerly connected with this office as a compositor, joined the regular army some time ago, and has since been discharged by the intercession of friends with the Secretary of War. It is probable that he will be making his way here from California, - - - -

FOR SALE. A Good Farm of 64 acres, situated one and three-quarter miles south of Rochester. Thirty acres are in a good state of cultivation, the balance is well timbered... a Good Frame House... For particulars inquire at this office, or of GEORGE W. NORRIS.

JONATHAN DAWSON is getting some material in readiness for the erection of a fine brick house on his lot on the corner of Pearl and Pontiac Streets. CHARLES JACKSON is making some improvements on his lot on the south corner of the same streets that looks as though he contemplated putting up a residence. Both lots are beautifully located, and when fine buildings are erected on them, Pearl Street, which is destined to be one of the finest streets in the place, will be greatly improved in appearance.

AUBBEENAUBBEE TOWNSHIP INSTITUTE... February 14, 1874 ... (names mentioned): Township Trustee WM. D. MOORE, L. M. BRACKETT, WM. HAYS, EMMA WEARY, CHARLES LORING, Miss STERNER...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 28, 1874

For Auditor: CLINTON D. JONES. For Treasurer: L. M. DOWNEY. For Surveyor, Prof. E. L. YARLOTT, of Union Township.

(Sheriff's Sale) ... Saturday, the 21st day of March, 1874 (real estate, described) ... Taken as the property of WILLIAM STURGEON at the suit of ANDREW V. HOUSE vs WILLIAM STURGEON. ..SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. J. S. SLICK, Att'y for Plf. February 26, 1874.

J. S. SLICK has so much improved in health that he will be able to attend to his professional business again in a few days.
DIED. -A young man by the name of BENJ. BISHOP, while on a visit from California to MARK MOORE in this vicinity, died and was buried at this place this week.
-Mrs. JOHN WAGNER and a child of GEORGE MILLER are among the departed ones in this vicinity this week.
-SAMUEL H. GATES, an old resident of Rochester, died at the residence of A. L. GOODRICH on Monday, and was buried on Tuesday.
-Mrs. AGNES ONSTOTT, wife of ANDREW ONSTOTT, living a few miles south of town, died on Thursday evening of this week after a long and protracted illness. Her funeral will take place today at the Baptist church at 11 o'clock, a.m., Rev. ANDREW BABCOCK officiating as clergyman.
A letter from Mrs. F. M. ASHTON at Lima, Ohio, to her friends here, is to the effect that her health is not improving. Mrs. H. B. JAMISON and WM. ASHTON started for that point yesterday to pay her a visit.
We are a little late with these announcements, but they are facts. WIB. TRUSLOW feels as gay as a lark and steps loudly, 'cause it's a girl, and weighs -- well, Wib thinks it weighs a ton. DAN. GOULD is equally as proud. It is of the same gender, and weighs just as much.
JOHNNY SHELTON with his family will leave Rochester on Monday, to take up his abode at Lafayette, where he has secured a situation that will yield him a good income. He has been a little unfortunate in business transactions at this place, yet he possesses energy enough to overcome the dead weights hanging on him and make a successful business man.

DIED. -On the 16th inst., GEORGE NORRIS, of Cass County, a former resident of this place, and brother-in-law of our townsman, JOHN ROBBINS.
-On the 18th inst., Mr. MURTHEW, of Wayne Township. The deceased was taken away very suddenly, being up and about his farm the day before his death. He will be remembered as a good, quiet citizen.
Last Sunday Father SPARKS rode nearly thirty miles and preached three times, notwithstanding the bad roads and stormy weather.
A. T. JACKSON and Dr. HOWELL paid a flying visit to Chicago this week. F. P. HOWELL accompanied them, and is now attending medical lectures at that place.
Yesterday GEORGE SPOTTS, while driving his team near the mill, a check came loose, the team took fright and ran away, throwing him out of his buggy. They ran about two miles, when some person stopped them. But very little damage was done to the team or buggy...

(Notice to Non-Resident) MARTHA ROBINSON vs WILLIAM ROBINSON... plaintiff by M. L. ESSICK, attorney... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 20th day of February, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 7, 1874

Just before the Board adjourned last evening they rendered a decision on the petition of JOHN EDWARDS. On his petition there were 209 signatures. According to the last corporation vote only 198 were required of the 209 signatures. Comissioner Martin was in favor of striking off 14, Black 10 and Barnett only 6 as being illegal. Thus the permit of Edwards was secured by the decision of Commissioners Black and Barnett.

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 4th, 1874
DIED. -Feb. 25th, 1874, ELIZABETH, wife of SALATHIAL BROWN, aged 30 years, 11 months and 7 days.
Mrs. Brown has been afflicted with dropsy for one year or more, and during that time has had the care and treatment of the best physicians in the country, but all to no avail, she gradually grew worse until the last. She was a good, kind Christian companion and mother, loved and esteemed by all who knew her. A bereaved husband, four children, with many friends, are called to mourn her loss.
MARRIED. -Thursday, Feb. 26th, ADOLPH HUNNESHAGEN and Miss WILIMINA SMITH, all of this township.
J. S. WILLIAMS has bought property in Kewanna belonging to the LEITER estate, and has moved this week. RICHARD HOGAN has moved several loads of goods to a farm near Plymouth, belonging to C. H. REEVES, and had intended moving his family before this, but sickness prevented.
JAMES MAHAFFEY is erecting a castle on Logan Street, and will move in a few days.
An addition to the incorporation of Kewanna has been granted by the council.
Dr. HOWELL takes advantage of the laws of the corporation. He has no cows or hogs to run at large, so he turns his pony in the streets.
O. C. POLLEY, of Aubbeenaubbee Township, was in town a few days ago, circulating a petition to present to the Commissioners, asking aid in building a BRIDGE at the Leiter Ford.... it is the most important crossing between the Michigan road and Winamac. The main roads leading to that ford are the Plymouth and Logansport roads, with many branches that lead to that crossing. At present there is no bridge between Rochester and Monterey, a distance of over sixteen miles ....
The SPY of last week asks for information relative to Aunt RUTH YOUNG, living in this township. Mrs. Young is a native of Virginia. Her exact age is not known, and at present we have no means of finding out so as to answer correctly. From her memory of events and the information of aged persons of Virginia it is supposed that she is about one hundred and five years old. She remembers distinctly the cannonading of Yorktown in 1781, (she was not in the harvest field as reported, for the surrender was in the fall of the year) and counting her 12 years old at that time would make her about the age as given above. She is masculine in form, being about six feet high and wearing a number 12 shoe, and one day has possessed great power and energy. She has done plowing, chopping, harvesting and everything in the way of farming, and at present she possesses a knowledge of stock and farming equal to half of the farmers in the county. She has lived in this township about 30 years and has never been to our town but once. She is quite singular in appearance and manners, being shut out from society for so long a time. To a person not acquainted with her she would appear very uncouth and immoral, especially in her language, but those that are best acquainted with her say she is not intentionally immoral; but her raising has been such that we have to make great allowance for her. On the other hand, she is kind and charitable, not wanting to see any person suffer, also hates wrong and deception and loves justice and honorable dealers at all times. Her health and strength is remarkably good, and her memory of events is seldom excelled. She is a widow for the second time, her last husband, Mr. YOUNG, being dead some three or four years. One great ambition of her life is to be self-supporting, and thinks and cares as much for her cows and chickens as some people do of their children. We should have given a partial history of her life long ago, but she is very sensitive, and should she know that we have written this, she would think we had done her a great injury. -ELI LEITER

JACK ANDERSON, of Akron, the man accused of incest, was arrested on Saturday night at his home. He could not resist the desire to see his wife and little ones, but the vigilance of the officers of the law and his bondsman was too much for him, and now he languisheth in jail.

EMANUEL SLAYBAUGH is building a residence just east of town, where he and his bonnie bride intend to quarter.
Mrs. DILLON is having the mumps.
Mrs. BLAIN is visiting her sister at Akron, O.
DANIELS & SON are doing a good business in the way of harness --- selling cheaper than the cheapest.

MICHAEL THOMPSON, a pauper at the Poor House, died this week.
JAKE GERSON is doing a thriving business. Within the past three weeks he sold nearly $3,000 worth of goods at wholesale.
H. B. ERNSPERGER, a worthy young man of this place, graduated with honors from the Indiana Medical College last week. He returned to this place, and expects to locate somewhere in this county, and minister to the ills of all who call on him.
A. C. SHEPHERD, with his little daughter, will start for Massachusetts on Monday. He goes for the purpose of placing his child in an institution of learning for the deaf and dumb. Miss BELLE BARNES will accompany them as far as Rochester, N. Y., where she expects to spend the summer with her relatives.
D. W. LYON is the first to open the ball this spring in the way of making permanent improvements. Workmen are now engaged in putting in the foundation for a fine residence on one of his vacant lots on west Pearl Street. The building will add much to the appearance of that portion of town, and when completed will be occupied by Mr. E. P. COPELAND, one of our best citizens.
MARRIED. -JACOB S. SLICK is gone -- that is, he has gone and got married. It happened on Thursday evening of this week about 7 o'clock. She who became his bride was Miss TRISSA V. HUNTER, an estimable young lady of this place. The ceremony was performed by the venerable Rev. ADRIAN FOOTE.......
DIED. -Died of typhoid fever, Mrs. AGNES ONSTOTT, a resident of Liberty Township, Fulton County, Ind., on Thursday, Feb. 26th, 1874, aged 63 years, 9 months and 16 days.
Sister Onstott was a native of Pennsylvania, but has been a resident of this State for 38 years, and a member of the Baptist church for 32 years. Her daily walk was that of a devoted Christian, and in her last sickness her confidence and faith in the promises of God was her strong consolation, anxiously desiring to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. She leaves a husband, several children and grandchildren, with a large circle of relatives and friends, to mourn their loss but her gain.
Her funeral sermon was preached on Saturday, Feb. 26th, by Rev. A. FOOTE...

Health pretty good excepting FRED WERTS, who is suffering with a severe attack of brain disease, which renders him at times utterly devoid of reason.
We paid a visit to the city of Lincoln last Sabbath evening and listened to an able defense of the teachings of the Bible by Rev. J. F. WAGONER of our village...
Owing to bad roads and the illness of his brother, Mr. J. A. WERTS has discontinued his singing school at the station.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 14, 1874

Capt. R. M. SHIELDS has given notice that he will sell at public auction his household and kitchen furniture, buggy and harness, and other things too tedious to mention. Cap. is going to the west where he can enjoy a healthy breeze. We are sorry to part with our old friend and neighbor, but wish him success, in the enterprise. DAVE WEAVER is going along with Cap ....
During the storm of Friday night last, EMANUAL SLAYBAUGH's house was blown to the ground. The building was not completed, only having the cornice and part of the roof on. Emanuel is getting out timbers for a substantial frame.
Mr. PHILIP RADER has returned from the west, where he has been visiting friends and looking at the country...
Bro. BELL preached his farewell sermon on last Sabbath evening.
LUTHER STRADLEY has a public sale on the 21st. inst.
He is going to Illinois for the purpose of cultivating the fertile soil of said State ...

Mrs. CLINT D. JONES has gone to Ohio to visit friends and recuperate her health.
A stranger who had never visited this city before is now stopping at JOHN SMITH'S. It is a lady of 8 pounds avoirdupois, and will be a week old to-morrow.
The County Commissioners will meet at Leiter's Ford, on the Tippecanoe river, on the 5th day of May next, to examine the site where the citizens of Aubbeenaubbee Township ask that a BRIDGE be built.
JOE BEEBER met with quite a serious accident while assisting in the removal of a building on Monday. In the fall, both of his wrists were dislocated and his face badly bruised.
Usually birthdays occur once a year, sometimes only every fourth year. That epoch in the life of Mrs. JOHN P. MYERS occurred on Thursday of this week.

COMMISSIONERS' COURT. March Term. 1874 ... [See ROCHESTER UNION-SPY, Thursday, March 12, 1874]

DIED. -On Monday morning, March 9th, 1874, Mrs. MARY ANN REYNOLDS, wife of CHAS. E. REYNOLDS, aged 17 years and 21 days.
Like an electric shock, the sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. Reynolds fell with crushing weight upon the hearts of the people of this community. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. STEIGLEITZ, and had won a place in the hearts and affections of all who formed her acquaintance by her gentle, amiable and loving disposition. It was but a few weeks since that she became the companion of Mr. Reynolds, the telegraph operator of this place. Together they started out on life's voyage, full of hope for the future, but the storm of disease overtook her, and she fell a victim to its wrath in the bloom of youth. Her loss is deeply mourned by the disconsolate friends and the entire community.

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 11, 1874
The lightning struck the barn of D. W. SHEAFFER on the 3rd inst. The damage was light, a post and some boards were found minus.
Yesterday we met Mr. JOHN SMITH and Miss BARKER. John is a son of DAVID SMITH, nephew of Dr. JAMES SMITH, and grandson of Uncle EPHRAIM SMITH, and Uncle Ephraim is from "Old Kentuck." We would not be so precise about the name, but there are so many Smiths that somebody might be mistaken in the person. Well, we say we met them, and John looked as solemn as a deacon, but the smiles of his darling showed plainly that they were going to the state of matrimony as fast as the wheels of the buggy could roll them on.

ALBERT TAYLOR, a young man of our neighborhood, accidentally shot himself in the leg with a pistol.
JOEL TOWNSEND has another heir to his estate, and says he is glad it is a boy...

(Sheriff's Sale) DANIEL D. PRATT vs ROBERT WALLACE and ELMIRA WALLACE... requiring me to make the sum of Ten Hundred and Fifty-six (1,056) Dollars
and Seventy-seven Cents... Saturday, the 4th day of April, 1874 (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

the 4th day of April, 1874... (real estate, described) S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. March 11, 1874.

(Sheriff's Sale) ANGUS McDONALD vs WILLIAM STURGEON . . . . Saturday, the 4th day of April, 1874... (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. March 11, 1874.

MARRIED. -On Thursday, March 5th, by the Rev. J. F. WAGONER, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. TAYLOR McKEE and Miss EMMA NEES, both of Wagoner's Station.
-On Sunday, March 8th, by Rev. J. F. WAGONER, at the residence of the
bride's father, Mr. GEORGE SHINDLER and Miss EVANS, both of RABBITS' GLORY.
We visited FRED WERTS (the young man of whom we spoke of as being ill last week) this morning and were happy to see that he is fast recovering his former health. We learn that he is going to start for Indianapolis tomorrow to undergo an examination by the physicians in attendance at the Insane Asylum.
Our village has been made lively for a few days by a lawsuit which is pending between JAMES GOULD and DAVID COFFING, concerning some timber which stands on the line of a new road running through the land of Gould, which Coffing, as Road Supervisor, claims as belonging to said road. They have had one trial before 'Squire NEAL of Lincoln, in which Coffing came off best, whereupon Gould claimed a new hearing, which was granted.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 21, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 18, 1874
WM. BARNETT, son of Commissioner Barnett, returned from the west on last Friday with a fine appearing woman, whom he calls Mrs. BARNETT ... - - - - ELI LETTER.

We are sorry to learn that ISRAEL RIGEL is dangerously ill with typhoid fever, but at the present writing some hopes are entertained of his recovery.

AKRON NEWS, March 18, 1874
Master STRONG with his musical associates were out last Saturday night serenading, favoring us with some splendid music. Come again, boys; we will "sit it up."
F. P. BITTERS left here last Monday morning for Valparaiso, where he proposes attending college during the spring term. FRANK spends his money for education instead of for tobacco, cigars, &c., as many of our young men do of the present day.
ROBERT WALLACE of the Akron school is preparing for an exhibition to be given at the close of the term. "Ten Nights in a Bar-room" is the popular and favorite drama.
A. T. BLANE, of Indianapolis, spent Sabbath last with his brother, ELDRED...
Uncle BILLY WALLACE plays a fat game of checker, the boys seldom get a king.

For Recorder, CHES. CHAMBERLAIN for reelection. For Clerk, SAMUEL KEELY, for reelection. For Commissioner, JAMES BURROES of Liberty township.

JAMES KEELY has disposed of his old homestead to WILLIAM BLACKETOR.
A large drove of fine cattle passed through the main thoroughfare of this place on Thursday.
Capt. SHIELDS of Akron was in town on Thursday. His sale of personal property will be on the 1st of April, and a few days after, he, with his family, will take leave for southern Kansas.
Miss IDA PORTER gave a large and pleasant party at the Central House on Tuesday evening upon the occasion of her birthday. We looked in upon them a moment, and saw the young folks enjoying themselves in tripping around to the music of Professor PEARSON's string band.
DIED. -March 17th, at Madison, Ind., Mrs. LUTHER MARTIN, in the 23rd year of her age.
So gently did the spirit leave the frame that it was unnoticed by those who had gathered around her bedside. During her illness she was attended by a kind and affectionate husband. Mr. MARTIN has the deep sympathy of all his friends here. - - - - CHAS. E. REYNOLDS.
Dr. H. B. EFNSPERGER has selected Gilead, Miami County, Ind., as a location for entering upon the practice of medicine. The doctor is one of our Fulton County young men in whom we feel a just pride. He has struggled long and hard against wind and tide, in search of a practical knowledge of medicine, and as a result of his labors he recently graduated with the highest honors from the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis. He has been a student under Dr. HECTOR, an old practicioner. formerly of Gilead ...
HANK HOOVER has not been making much noise about it, but then the people of Fulton county are fast learning that he keeps one of the best grocery stores, in the north room of the MAMMOTH BUILDING, that there is in Rochester ....

JURORS. -The following is a list of Grand and Petit Jurors chosen to serve at the March term of the Circuit Court...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 28, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 25, 1874
J. S. SLICK and CHARLEY CAFFYN visited our place last Saturday.
A six-horse team was in town last week, and they were all mules.
A. COOPER is building a new barn on Logan Street.
DIED. -On the 22d inst., Mrs. LEANDER DIXON, aged 65 years.
The funeral services were conducted by Elder E. M. McGRAW, at the M.E. Church yesterday, it being the seventh funeral that he has preached for the family. - - - - ELI LEITER.
[NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Twp: LEANDER DIXON, d. Mar. 28, 1871, age (87?)yr-3mo-1da. Leander Dixon and JERUSHA, who was probably his second wife, were householders of Harrison twp, in Cass Co., IN, in 1850. He was a settler of that area in 1834/35, from Virginia... JERU - - - DIXON, died March 21, 1874, age --- (ca 69yr)-11mo-11da (difficult reading - stone broken]

AKRON NEWS, March 26, 1874
EMANUEL SLAYBAUGH raises his new frame to-day on the site of the one that was demolished by the windstorm.
Captain NORRIS is visiting our village to-day with an eye to building a BRICK KILN ... Our village needs brick very much for foundations, wells, and a dwelling or two, perhaps.
Mumps are still prevailing here. E. A. ARNOLD passes up and down the street with his neck well protected ...
CHARLIE DAVIS visited our village yesterday. Charlie is stopping at Denver, with Dr. SPECK, for whom he is buying cattle.
Mr. TUCKER, of Sevastopol, is picking up a few young cattle in our neighborhood, for which he leaves a fair equivalent in greenbacks, that much needed article.
DAVE WEAVER has suffered terribly from mumps ...

For Land Appraiser: GEORGE PERSCHBACHER; DAVID SHAFER, of Henry township. For Commissioner: SIMON WHEELER, of Wayne township; GEORGE CARTER, of Liberty township. For Justice of the Peace: CHARLES E. REYNOLDS, of Rochester Township; ROBERT WALLACE, of Rochester township.

MILT REES has a famous large bedstead out for a sign. It is large enough to accommodate the Grant family.
Hon. MILO R. SMITH gave his friends a very pleasant entertainment at his residence on Thursday evening.
Uncle JESSE SHIELDS has so far recovered from his severe rheumatic attack as to be able to attend at his place of business.
Are we to have any STREET CLEANING before the spring election, or must we endure the sight of filth until the middle of summer?
D. S. GOULD is erecting a large building adjacent to the one occupied by him, for the accommodation of the immense stacks of goods he is daily receiving.
Mr. CAL VANTRUMP is off on a pleasure trip to Texas. His wife accompanied him as far as to her friends in Missouri, while he went on to interview the native rangers of the Lone Star State.
J. A. HUGHSTON, former freight and ticket agent at this place, but now general ticket agent of the D. E. R. & I. Railroad, with headquarters at Logansport, spent last Sabbath at this place...
Mr. FRANK KENDRICK is making extensive preparations for putting up a new residence on south Main Street....
We are sorry to lose from our county the presence and influence of Mr. B. A. EIDSON, one of our oldest and best citizens. He has lived in this county for many years, and served the people in public places to their entire satisfaction. He will remove to Argos in Marshall County, in a few days, and will not be so far away but that he will pay frequent visits to his old friends in this county.
MARRIED. -Spring has come, at least a robbin has put in an appearance, and E. S. BARNES has it already caged; that is to say, that on Wednesday evening, March 25, 1874, Mr. E. S. BARNES and Miss EMMA ROBBINS were married at the Lutheran parsonage by Rev. A. V. HOUSE. Mr. Barnes is one of our enterprising citizens, and Miss Robbins is one of Miami County's fair daughters, a lady of refined manners and culture, who will do honor to Rochester society. They have our best wishes for a happy and prosperous journey adown life's stream.
DIED. -Feb. 23rd, of consumption, Mrs. LUCETTA JANE, wife of JOHN WAGNER, daughter of DENNIS and ELIZABETH McMAHAN, aged 21 years, 11 months and 1 day.
The deceased was born and raised in the neighborhood of White Walnut, and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. She was joined in marriage to her now bereaved husband October 15th, 1870. Her health began to decline soon after marriage and kept on until death relieved her. The deceased was a good and obedient daughter, a kind and affectionate sister, a true and loving wife. She leaves an aged father, two sisters and a husband to mourn her early death. tier funeral was preached by Rev. NOAH HEETER. -Mrs. L. B. McMAHAN.

FOR SALE. The stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, &c., together with the large and commodious store-room of the late firm of WEAVER & DANIELS, at Akron, this county, will be sold at a bargain, and on easy terms, to any one wishing to engage in that trade in a good location. Call on or address DAN. DANIELS, Akron, Indiana.

R. C. RAILSBACK, proprietor of the RAILSBACK VINEYARD near Argos, Ind., has rented a lot in this place north of the Court House, where he will offer for sale, from the 6th to the 25th of April next, a fine lot of first-class (trees and shrubs).....

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... JOHN BUSENBERG vs AARON SEVERNS... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 21st day of March, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

A little son of WILLIAM RICHARDSON is suffering with a severe attack of typhoid fever.
Old father ONSTOTT is talking of going to Ohio and Pennsylvania, to spend the summer, or a part of it, with relatives.
THOMAS MARTIN, of Star City, has been visiting friends here for the last few days. He is a son of Commissioner MARTIN.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 4, 1874

FIRES. ... -On Tuesday the dwelling of A. C. SHEPHERD was discovered to be on fire, caused by the burning out of a flue communicating the flames to the roof. The flames were quickly observed, and extinguished before any damage had been done, save the burning of a small hole in the roof. On Wednesday the alarm of fire was again raised, and this time it was discovered to be in the MAMMOTH BUILDING. The fire in this instance originated in the second story of the building, in a room occupied by NYE, the pop-corn man. He had had a pretty hot fire in his stove during the morning by which the platform under it took fire, although well covered with zinc. From that it was communicated to the floor, from whence it worked its way to a partition. Mr. Nye was absent from his room from 10 a.m. to 1 o'clock, p.m., during which time the fire was smouldering, ready at any time to burst out in a flame. Fortunately, it was discovered in time to prevent any serious damage. The building is a massive wooden structure, three stories in height, and is occupied as a drug store, grocery house, cabinet and furniture rooms, GOOD TEMPLARS' HALL, &c. Had the fire proved uncontrollable, we would, undoubtedly, have had the most extensive conflagration ever witnessed in Rochester.

AKRON NEWS, April 2, 1874
DIED. -Since our last we have been called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to SILAS SCHAMP, one of Akron's oldest citizens, who died of pneumonia on the 31st of March.
The amateur troupe did credit to themselves on Tuesday evening, in acting the parts of the popular drama, "Ten nights in a Bar Room." We were also favored with some splendid music by the Rochester boys. N. G. HUNTER got off some "button splatters." He knows how to bring down the house. The attendance was fair ...
Dr. SUTTON will soon be out in his new buggy, which is finely finished and will look well behind his well fed sorrels.
DILLON & STRONG know how to finish buggies, wagons, &C.

KEWANA ITEMS, April 1, 1874
Considerable moving going on. E. S. STREET has moved to his farm, also D. A. SINGER.
HANES, the jeweler, has left our town.
We sold our OPERA HOUSE on the corner of South and Logan Streets to JOHN MYERS, the harness maker.
JOB ROBINSON will move to Pulaski County to-day.
MARRIED. -On last Sunday, by Elder E. M. McGRAW, at his residence, HENRY HUYSER and MARY VANMETER, all of Wayne Township. - - - - ELI LEITER.

Mr. JACOB ROSENBERG, for some time past foreman of the newspaper department of this office, will take leave to-day for Cincinnati, his former home, to visit friends and acquaintances ...
(Notice) Notice is hereby given that whereas my wife, PHEBE E. J. CROSSGROVE, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, that I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date. WM. CROSSGROVE. Rochester, Ind., April 4, 1874.

(Notice of Administration)... JOHN AYDELOTT appointed Administrator of the estate of SAMUEL STIBBS, late of Fulton County, deceased... April 1st, i874.

(Guardian's Sale) JNO. W. SMITH, Guardian of GEORGE F. SMITH will sell at private sale (real estate in Fulton County, Indiana, described) ... March 30, 1874.

The County Auditor wants five cords of good dry wood at the Court House.
All the dead trees in the Court House yard have been replaced by live, young maple.
EMRICK's cigar and tobacco store presents a better appearance since its complete renovation. LEE likes to have things in good order.
There is a good opening in this place for a first-class white barber. A man with an eye to business and the accommodation of customers can do well by opening a shop here.
GEORGE PERSCHBACHER is making his annual calls, in discharge of his duties as Assessor.
CURG. RANNELLS has been duly installed deputy postmaster at this place...
Complaints have been made of teamsters leaving their teams unhitched near the crossing of the railroad on Pearl Street during the passing of trains, thus endangering the lives of grown persons and children by their frantic capering around.
If there is no ordinance against throwing paper in the street there should be one passed immediately, inflicting heavy penalties. Nearly all the runaways occurring in town are occasioned by paper being driven by the wind under the feet of horses hitched at the racks.
We were glad to see our old friend, I. W. MILLER, formerly of the firm of FERGUSON & MILLER, in town this week. He was here on a flying visit to friends and to attend to some business matters. His home is now near Mansfield, Ohio, where he is doing a thriving business in tilling the soil ...
Tickets are being sold for a grand charity ball at Balcony Hall on Monday evening next, the net proceeds of which are to go for the relief of the distressed families of FRED. PETING and WEINBERG, two worthy Germans of this place, who by sickness have been reduced to destitution....
We are pleased to note that Mr. DAVID COOPER, of Gilead, Ind., has given up his idea of going to Kansas, and has cast his fortunes with the people of Rochester. He has purchased an interest in the GIANT PLANING MILL, sash and door factory, &c., of BARKDOLL & KENNEDY ....
Mrs. C. NEWHOUSE has removed her millinery and dressmaking establishment from the old CONTINENTAL HOUSE to a suite of rooms on the west side of Main Street, opposite the Court House...

(To Physicians) Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, Indiana, on the first day of the June term, 1874, for the medical and surgical treatment of the paupers of Rochester Township, including those at the Poor Farm, for one year from June 1, 1874. By order of the Board, DAN. AGNEW, Auditor. March 11, 1874.
The Coquillard Wagons ... I am also prepared to furnish Farmers with the Champion Reaper and Mower... Call and see my Wagons and Reapers, one door south of D. L. BECK'S HARDWARE STORE, Rochester, Indiana. A. J. DAVIDSON.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 11, 1874

AKRON NEWS, April 8, 1874
R. C. WALLACE, our worthy teacher, left our village today for Warsaw, with the avowed purpose of looking up a location where he may engage in the profession of dentistry....
STRONG, DILLON and ONSTOTT are making some substantial improvements in the shape of fences, sidewalks and Henneries.
Dr. SUTTON's new fence will soon be finished, the wires are now hung on. This fence is of a new design and presents a beautiful appearance.
O. CORNWELL is erecting a commodious furniture shop near his residence, where he will soon be prepared to do all kind of work in his like.
LINCOLN is getting a bran new bell, (imported from Akron) which proposes to sound the death knell of many of the sins of the Lincolnites.
DILLON & STRONG are building some very beautiful buggies after the New Harrisburg style (cutaway bodies) and painted in the same elegant manner.
Capt. R. M. SHIELDS and family have left our social circles and are now on their way to Great Bend, Kansas, where they purpose [sic] locating for life. DAVID WEAVER has also started for the same point...
ELDRED BLAINE is supremely happy once more. His dear wife, who has been absent for six weeks, on a visit to Akron, Ohio, has returned to him blooming as a morning rose.
Dr. JOHNSTON has given up building until after harvest on account of not being able to procure building material...
Mr. ELI ADAMSON, ex-harnessmaker, talks some of chastising some of our young men when there is provocation sufficient to warrant a resort to such extreme measures. This is right, Eli, but be careful, some of them may fly your kite for you.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 8, 1874
And still they move. JOHN ROBBINS has moved his shop to Logan Street, where he intends to finish it and start a firstclass wagon and repair shop. JOHN STUBBS has finished and moved into the best shoe shop in town. JACOB ODEFFER, the city barber, commenced to shave people in the same building last Saturday.
One WASHINGTON HUDKINS, a boarder of Dr. SHATTO'S, who is subject to spells of temporary insanity, got into a difficulty with the family and struck Mrs. SHATTO with a stick of wood, she turning and shot at him with a revolver, but missed, the ball going into the door about a foot from the floor, she then threw the revolver at him, striking him in the face, cutting his face considerably. At the same time Dr. Shatto came to her aid with a stick of wood, when Hudkins retreated and ran to a neighbor's house. As it resulted, little damage was done, but much might have been done. . . .

Rev. CLARK SKINNER, of the M.E. Church at this place has been transferred from this, North West Indiana Conference to the North Indiana Conference, and has accepted an appointment at Waterloo, to which place he and his family will journey in a few weeks.

DIED, -Death is a sad affair in any event, but when it overtakes an already sorely distressed family, its afflictions are doubly severe. The family of Mr. FRED PETING is called to pass through a trying ordeal. For months he has been prostrated with erysipelas on both feet, in consequence he and his family have been objects of charity. His family consists of a wife and seven small children, one of which is less than a week old. Yesterday morning at an early hour the wife died, leaving her small children upon the charities of the world and the care of a disabled and helpless husband. The funeral of the deceased will take place to-day.

ORDINANCE... of the incorporated town of Rochester, Indiana, establishing the grade for the GUTTER on MAIN STREET... and Bouldering or paving the same. Said gutter is to extend from Washington Street on the south and the Alley north of Market Street on the north, and providing for the paving or bouldering of the gutters between said points.... Passed April 2, 1874. E. E. COWGILL, President of the Board of Trustees... Attest: T. J. McCLARY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... WILLIAM H. DIERDORFF vs MARY R. DIERDORFF... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana ... this 9th day of April, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Administration) ... JAMES H. NAFE appointed Administrator of the estate of JOSEPH BRUGH, late of Fulton County, Indiana, deceased... April 4, '74.

Mrs. JOHN BEEBER has been seriously indisposed this week.
DIED. -DAVID MITCHELL, a young man in the country, engaged in the lumber business, died very suddenly on Thursday morning with spinal disease, or brain fever.
-ELIZABETH BLANCHARD, daughter of JOHN and NANCY BLANCHARD, died after a very brief illness, April 2d, 1874, aged 16 years. The funeral service of the deceased was preached by Rev. N. L. LORD last Saturday.
A little astronomical phenomena occurred on Monday evening. There was a new MOON seen at that time, at least a week in advance of almanac reports. It was first seen by Dr. ---- and a select party of ladies. It's a girl. SIDNEY is happy, and all are doing well.
Mrs. M. L. ESSICK has just returned from a visit to Angola, and found awaiting her a commission from his Excellency, THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, vesting her with the powers of a Notary Public. She is the first lady ever appointed to a position of that character in this county and it must be gratifying to her to receive this mark of distinction from the hands of a Democratic official.
Mr. JAMES GRAHAM and lady of Logansport are visiting at JOHN P. MYERS'. Mr. Graham was a soldier of the 87th Indiana Infantry, a great portion of which was enlisted in this county. His health failed him soon after going to the field, in consequence of which he was discharged from the service. He has been an invalid ever since, and at present is very much emaciated. He is a brother of Mrs. MYERS, and well known to many of our citizens, especially the surviving members of the old 87th Regiment.
A brand new two-horse wagon, manufactured by the Studebaker Company, will be sold at a sacrifice on granger prices. Enquire of JACOB VANTRUMP or at this office.
CHARLEY BROWN, the popular German butcher, announces himself ready to furnish people of Rochester with the best fresh meats that can be procured. His market is on the south side of the public square...
Engines and Boilers are manufactured at ASHTON'S MACHINE SHOPS, of any size or pattern, fully warranted, and at prices that defy competition.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... JOHN BUSENBERG vs AARON SEVERNS... the plaintiff, by G. W. HOLMAN, attorney... defendant,... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 21st day of March, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SMINEL, Saturday, April 18, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 15, 1874
Quarterly report of the Kewanna M.E. Sunday School as given by Miss IRENE SELLERS, Secretary... teachers, 6; male scholars, 33; female scholars, 42; ... money received from collections, $8.09; expense during the quarter, $3.90, balance on hand, $4.19. This is the best report ever given of our school ...
JAMES MAHOFFEY wishes his name announced for Coroner... J. S. KALER has converted his ice house into a stable... Father SPARKS is building an addition to his house.
- - - - ELI LEITER.

AKRON NEWS, April 16, 1874
SAMUEL TOWNSEND is building a new kitchen.
WM. BITTERS has begun work on his brick yard and intends to have his brick ready for market by the first of July.
FRANK WEAVER has removed one mile east of Akron on the old CUTSHALL farm.
L. B. CUTSHALL has removed one-half mile north of Akron on SPENCER STRONG's farm.
R. C. WALLACE not being able to perfect his business arrangements at Warsaw, wisely concluded to return to Akron and open a dental office...
Our school opened on last Monday, LAWSON NOYER, principal.
Rev. J. A. LEWELLYN, our pastor for the present conference year, has removed to our place, and enters upon his duties with us...
DIED. -To-day, infant daughter of M. R. BRIGHT. We are not informed in reference to the nature of the disease.

On Thursday morning Uncle JESSE SHIELDS entered upon the twentieth year of his mercantile career. This is a good, long time for a man to be engaged in one pursuit at the same place, and is an evidence of his ability, for it requires a great deal of perception to conduct a business successfully for that length of time, especially one that is subject to as many fluctuations as the dry goods and grocery trade. Mr. Shields is one among the oldest settlers of this county, and his straight-forward manner of doing business has won for him the confidence and esteem of the whole community, which has been demonstrated by years of liberal patronage. As a politician of the Democratic faith, no man has pursued a more consistent course or fought more valiantly for the principles and doctrines of the party as taught by the fathers of the party than him. In this, as in his business transactions, the people recognized and appreciated his honesty and valuable services, and elected him to the highest place in the gift of the people of the county -- that of State Senator, which honorable position he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction of the people whom he represented.

CIRCUIT COURT ... McCARTER vs WRIGHT was taken up. This case is one for damages, laid at $10,000 by McCarter against Mrs. Wright and son for interference in his domestic relations, thereby causing his wife to abandon him. The trial has occupied the whole week thus far ... the counsels are making their arguments ...

(Sheriff's Sale) ... ISAAC W. BROWN and EMMA BROWN vs PETER PUTNAM... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of May, 1874... (real estate, described) situated in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... ADOLPH HUNNESHAGEN vs WILLIAM BRUCE, et al... plaintiff, by J. S. SLICK, attorney... that said defendants, WILLIAM BRUCE, ELIZABETH KICHLINE and ---- KICHLINE, husband of said Elizabeth, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 13th day of April, A.D. 1874. S KEELY, Clerk.

DAN AGNEW is on the sick list this week.
WILLIAM CARTER has been quite sick, but is now seen on the streets again.
Dr. PLANK is suffering severely with an abscess upon his limb, which has confined him to his room for some weeks past.
BILLY SATTERTHWAIT, a typo on the Lima (O.) DEMOCRAT, has been visiting his brother at this place during the week...
MACK ASHTON has been on a visit to Ohio. He had intended to bring his wife with him, but the weather was too severe for her delicate constitution. She is improving in health, and will return to her home and friends as soon as the weather will permit.
The new brick PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, built at Mt. Zion, will be formally dedicated to the worship of God one week from to-morrow, being Sunday, April 26th....
DIED. -EDWARD OSBORNE, a young man about 21 years of age, living just west of town, died very suddenly on Wednesday morning. His disease was inflammatory rheumatism, with which he suffered in great agony but for a day. He was a fine young man, and the stay of his widowed mother.
CAL. VANTRUMP has returned from an extended trip through Kansas and Missouri. ...
There is a new law firm in Rochester. Mr. T. F. PALMER, a graduate of Bloomington University, and a young man of promise, has associated himself with E. R. HERMAN in the practice of law. Mr. Herman is an old member of the bar, and we bespeak for the new firm a fair share of legal patronage.
Mr. I. WALKER is making arrangements to build a large fine brick residence on south Main Street. F. K. KENDRICK is pushing his two new buildings to a rapid completion. The new dwelling put up by D. W. LYON on Pearl Street is nearly ready for occupancy. The three acre out lot on the west line of the corporation, purchased by JOHNSON McCLURE, has been cleared of its forest timber, fenced, and a new house erected thereon, in which he now resides. The town is rapidly improving, and everything denotes a season of prosperity...
The greatest sensation of the week was caused by a runaway team on Monday morning. Esq. LEVI BURCH came to town early Monday morning, driving two spirited iron-gray horses attached to a spring wagon in which himself and two or three other persons were riding. In passing the crossing at the corner of Main and Pearl streets, one of the tugs came unfastened which frightened the team and they bounded forward across the street, where they came in contact with a dray loaded with beer kegs. The buggy pole had lost its moorings and the team became detached from the buggy. Mr. Burch, holding on to the lines, was dragged over the dashboard and fell with his head upon the ground, causing a very painful contusion. He was picked up and carried into an adjacent building, where he received prompt medical attention. Upon examination he was found to be severely bruised on other portions of his body but nothing of a serious character. The laughable part of the affair, was to see the mule attached to the dray "light out" with its load of beer kegs, rolling them the length and breadth of the street. It looked as though there had been some female crusaders around.
DOG LOST... very fine Pointer Dog ... had a collar on marked "J. S. CHAPIN." ... liberal reward... J. G. PEARSON.
Mr. HENRY SCHULZ has opened a new jewelry shop in the room with JOE ALLMAN, one door north of the Wallace House...
Farmers and all persons in need of Land Plaster will find a large quantity, of an excellent quality, at the ROCHESTER GRAIN ELEVATORS of C. F. HARTER & CO....
DENISTON & VANTRUMP have a large quantity of Land Plaster of a superior quality which they will sell at very reasonable rates...
Mrs. G. I. MILLER... millinery goods ... Rooms, 3 doors north of Central House.

(Administrator's Notice)... ALEXANDER CURTIS, administrator of the estate of THOMAS WEAVER, deceased,... petition to rent a portion of the real estate... this 11th day of April, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. J. S. SLICK, Attorney.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Newcastle Township, and reported to S. FOUDRAY, a Justice of the Peace of said township, an estray steer (described) ... Appraised at $11. M. V. COPLEN.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 25, 1874

The McCARTER-WRIGHT case, of which mention was made last week as having occupied a whole week of the Circuit Court, was concluded on Saturday, the jury returning a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, and awarded him $5 as the amount of damages sustained by him at the hands of the defendant. The amount sued for was $10,000, but the jury seemed to think the amount was too large by $9,995. We are not disposed to find fault with the verdict of juries, but in a matter of that kind if there were any damages sustained at all, it was greater than the amount awarded. We cannot believe that a person can be guilty of breaking up the domestic relations of man and wife and only damage the parties in the nominal sum of $5. But "sich is life."

NEWCASTLE ITEMS, April 24, 1874
Bloomingsburg is a thriving little village with its stores, shops and mills. The flouring mill of BOWMAN & NELLANS is worth of a word of praise for the choice flour it makes.
An old settler of the city has built his hog pen in the road. He had better built it across the river.
There is no saloon in Bloomingsburg ...
There are four grange lodges in this township doing a good business in the way of getting members ...

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 22, 1874
DIED. -Mr. ADAMS, a quiet citizen living in the north part of this township, died on last Sunday. He leaves several fatherless and motherless children.

DIED. -Last week Rev. ELLIOTT visited his old charge at Union Mills, in Laporte County, and while there he was called upon to preach the funeral sermon of JAMES LINDSEY, a pioneer of this county. As there are some facts connected with the history of the deceased, that are of interest to the citizens of this county, we give them as obtained from Mr. Elliott. It appears that Mr. LIndsey was a Kentuckian by birth, and came to this State in the year 1798, and settled in the southern portion of it. In 1814 he married Miss SHIELDS, their union being productive of twelve sons and five daughters. In 1821 he was chosen a member of the territorial Legislature of this State. In 1828 he removed to this county, and is said to be the first white settler thereof, and to have made the first improvements. For seven years he did the necessary blacksmithing for the Pottawattamie Indians, who inhabited this part of the country at that time. From here he emigrated to Nebraska, where he lost his wife, and then returned to Westville, in Laporte County, four years ago, where he died on Wednesday, April 15th, 1874, at the advanced age of 82 years.

On Friday morning of last week, old father YOUNG, living a few miles west of town, in this township, arose at an early hour, as is his custom, and emerging from the house, found upon the door-step a package which excited his curiosity. An examination disclosed the fact that it contained a new born child, wrapped in an old, soiled shawl. It had been left there during the night, and is undoubtedly the offspring of some misguided girl, who, to conceal her shame, abandoned her infant and left it with Mr. Young and his wife, two old persons living entirely alone. The morning light revealed the fact that it had been conveyed thither in a carriage, the track of which was ascertained to lead to town, but lost to sight before the original starting point was found. The child had not even been clothed, but was taken in and kindly cared for by the humane old couple, and is doing well.

W. W. STICKLES is home on a visit.
AL. GOODRICH has recovered from an attack of typhoid fever, and is in town again.
WILBER F. TRUSLOW is going to locate in Richmond, Ind., this season, and work in the interest of the Howe Sewing Machine Company.
Sausage meat at one of the Rochester meat markets is ground by horse power. We are not certain whether the number of dogs are diminishing or not.
We had hoped that some new game would be substituted this season for croquet, but we see the old grounds are being cleared off, and "nigger billiards" will be all the rage again.
Misses MINNIE SHRYOCK and ELLIE RYLAND were baptised,in the faith of the Episcopal Church, by Rev. WEDELL of Peru, on Wednesday evening last. The rite of confirmation will be administered by Bishop TALBOT one week from next Wednesday.
The HOOVER SCHOOL HOUSE, on the Akron road, burned down on Thursday. The fire caught in the roof, and the building burned in the presence of the teacher and scholars. No water near to extinguish the flames.
C. S. GRAHAM, Esq., of Union Township, informs us that he has sold his real estate in this county, and intends to remove with his family to Hicksville, Ohio, about the first of May...
Erysipelas has become so prevalent in this community that it may be considered as an epidemic... L. M. DOWNEY and DAN AGNEW are both having a severe attack of it ...
CON. WELCH has sold his interest in the livery stable to his partner, THOMAS CLARK. All claims are due the undersigned. THOMAS CLARK.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... MINERVA COPLEN and ASA COPLEN vs ELIZABETH HOLLY, GEORGE H. HOLLY, et al... plaintiff, by KEITH & SMITH, attorneys... that said defendant, George H. Holly, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 16th day of April, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk...

J. H. HOOVER... Mammoth Building... GROCERIES & PROVISIONS ... First-Class BAKERY... Farmers will find HANK's a good and handy place to obtain lunches ... Give me a call, 2 doors south of the Post Office...
HENRY SCHULTZ, Watchmaker... in Cornelius' Block. Having had 14 years' experience ...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 2, 1874

[Letter from Reno, Nevada, April 12, 1874, signed LEROY ARMSTRONG - - - - ]

DEMOCRATIC CORPORATION TICKET: For Trustee of First Ward, JOHN F. FROMM. For Trustee of Second Ward, CALVIN VANTRUMP. For Trustee of Third Ward, JACOB GERSON. For Treasurer, FRANK RICHTER. For Clerk, MILTON O. REES. For Assessor, JOHN W. DAVIS.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 29, 1874
MARRIED. -On Sunday, April 26, 1874, by Elder E. M. McGRAW, Prof. E. L. YARLOTT to IDA O. STREET, both of this place...
JOHN MYERS had his garden plowed on Monday, and on Tuesday morning he was out hunting on it. It was covered with snow about 3 or 4 inches deep. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale)... SAMUEL T. HANNA vs PAUL STOCKBERGER... requiring
me to make the sum of six hundred and twenty-seven dollars and eighty cents... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 23d day of May, 1874...(real estate, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CAPRON & CAPRON, Atty's for Plf. May 2, 1874.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN C. CUSHMAN vs PAUL STOCKBERGER... requiring me to make the sum of six hundred twenty seven dollars and eighty cents... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 23d day of May, 1874... (real estate, described)... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County, CAPRON & CAPRON, Atty's for Plf. May 2, 1874.

(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES L. MASON vs WILLIAM STURGEON... requiring me to make the sum of nine hundred and forty-two dollars and ninety-four cents... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 23rd day of May, 1874... (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. J. S. SLICK, Attorney.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM REEDER vs JEREMIAH GLASSGOW and ELIZABETH GLASSGOW... requiring me to make the sum of four hundred and thirty-five dollars and twenty-one cents... I will expose at public sale ... Saturday, the 23d day of May, 1874... (real estate, described)... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. M. L. ESSICK, Att'y for Pl'ff. May 2, 1874.

JONATHAN DAWSON has been a resident of Rochester just 20 years to--day.
ED. CALKINS has 230 acres of pasture, well fenced, with good water privileges, and desires to rent the same for pasture during the summer season. About 40 acres in blue grass.
DAVE RANNELLS has been lying very low for a long time with lung fever, but at present is improving slowly. His brother, JAMES, was called from Ohio to visit him and is now here.
The infant foundling left on the door step of Mr. YOUNG has been adopted by SOLOMON MILLER of Aubbeenaubbee township, and the county is relieved of a charge.
We have been forced to issue a supplement this week in order to find room for all the matter we desire to present our readers. The rush of advertising will be over in another week, and then we will make full amends.
DAN. AGNEW, our County Auditor, is not improving in health very rapidly. As soon as the attack of erysipelas was controlled, he was taken with typhoid fever, and is now very much prostrated by it.
The new PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH at Mt. Zion was dedicated to the service of God on last Sabbath. The congregation is small, but they have erected a neat brick building, 36 feet by 40 feet, at a cost of about $2,000, and have it paid for.
MARRIED. -On last Sabbath, at the residence of the bride's mother, Mr. WALTER W. STICKLES and Miss NETTIE CULVER, both of this place...
DIED. -On Friday, April 24, 1874, DANIEL REID, aged 25 years.
Mr. Reid was born in this county, and has always made it his home. He was a man of exemplary habits, and was respected by all.
-In Rochester, on Wednesday morning, April 29, 1874, Mrs. MARY GORDON, wife of JOHN M. GORDON.
The deceased was a daughter of JOHN W. DAVIS, a lady of many virtues and highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Her funeral obsequies were attended at the Presbyterian church on Thursday by a large concourse of friends who mourned with the bereaved, and lament the loss of a cherished and estimable lady.
In the matter of barber shops, we take pride in saying that Mr. BENJAMIN KEISER, a German, has just opened out a shop, which for cleanliness and accommodations is not surpassed by anything found in large cities. His furniture is all new, and of the finest quality...
The enumeration taken for school purposes in the corporation shows the number of male scholars to be 325, female scholars 360, total, 685; a gain of 49. The number of children over ten years old who can neither read or write is 7; five males and two females, one of the girls being deaf and dumb and one of the boys is blind. The corporation contains but four colored school children, 3 males and one female ...
Quite a commotion took place over the action brought by the LADIES' UNION TEMPERANCE LEAGUE against CORNELIUS for selling liquor without a permit and for maintaining a nuisance. The actions were brought before his honor, Esq. REES, but a change of venue was taken and the cases sent to Esq. BIRCH in Henry Township for trial on Monday next. The ladies were out in force at Esq. Rees' office and intend to follow the suit to Henry township. The different saloons have been visited by them but they have not yet succeeded in inducing any of the keepers to close up. They are a determined little band, vigorous in their prosecution, but slack in their prayers.
On the same day, and about the same hour, that the Hoover school house burned in Henry Township, the dwelling of JACK McCLANAHAN, living just across the county line in Kosciusko County, was also destroyed by fire. Mr. McClanahan moved into that neighborhood at an early day, when not a stick of timber was missing from his large tract of land. He built a log cabin, in which he lived, working hard and prospering. A year or so ago he built a large, two-story frame house, furnishing it well, and had just commenced "living at home," when, in an evil hour, when he was temporarily absent, it took fire and burned down, together with much of its contents.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 9, 1874

AKRON NEWS, April 23, 1874
The HOOVER SCHOOL HOUSE, located about equidistant between this place and Rochester, was burned to the ground to-day. The fire originated from a defective flue.
The residence of JEFFERSON McCLANAHAN was also consumed by fire. We are uninformed as to the cause of the fire.
E. A. ARNOLD & SON have purchased the stock of dry goods and groceries previously owned by WEAVER & DANIELS. Tney intend to carry on business in both buildings ...
CORPORATION ELECTION ... We have a majority of the Board of Trustees, which insures to the Democracy the appointment of a Democratic Marshal... Democrats in italics, Republicans in Roman: JOHN F. FROMM, 212 ; JONATHAN ROSS. 207. CALVIN VANTRUMP, 294,; D. S. GOUID, 196. E. E. COWGILL, 236; JACOB
191 .

-BANK FAILURE. -What has heretofore been considered as one of the institutions of Rochester has collapsed, closed its doors, and instead of paying out it has "pegged out," and the FARMERS' LOAN AND DEPOSIT BANK, of which WILLIAM ASHTON was cashier, is now numbered among the things that were.
About four years ago Mr. Ashton came to this place from Lima, Ohio, bearing with him recommendations as a man of wealth and public enterprise. After casting about for some time to find a vocation suited to his taste and the best good of the people of this community, he engaged in the banking business, under the name of "Farmers' National Deposit Bank," since changed to the name of "Farmers' Loan and Deposit Bank." Being a man of pleasing address and good business tact, he soon won the confidence of the whole people of this county, and money flowed into his vaults on deposit in streams from business men, farmers, women and children, and all parties who had large or small amounts of money that they did not need for immediate use. Everything went along swimmingly, and Ashton's bank was the pride of the town.
Not a breath of suspicion was ever entertained of its weakness or inability to pay its depositors until quite recently. One week ago last Thursday, Mr. Ashton started for Chicago, leaving the bank in charge of the teller, with a limited amount of money for the transaction of one day's business. He did not return the next day as was expected, and, as a consequence, checks presented at its counter could not be paid. No great alarm was raised until Monday, when his continued absence aroused considerable suspicion that all was not right. On Tuesday, H. B. JAMISON, his legal adviser, received a telegram from him in Ohio, to meet him at Peru. Mr. Jamison, accompanied by a number of depositors, met him at that point, only to realize their worst fears that the bank had failed.
Mr. Ashton returned with the party Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning a meeting of the heaviest depositors was called, to hear any explanation the cashier desired to make. He acknowledged his inability to pay his depositors, but was willing to make an assignment of all his property for the benefit of his creditors. Mr. JONATHAN DAWSON, CALVIN VANTRUMP and A. C. SHEPHERD were designated as parties to whom the assignment should be made.
Since that time these gentlemen have been actively engaged in taking an inventory of his real and personal effects. ... From the best information which we have been able to gather, the liabilities will be about $68,080, and the assets will not vary far from $45, 834. If these figures are not materially changed, and we do not think they will be, creditors will receive about 67 cents on the dollar.

BOARD OF EDUCATION... met ... May 1, 1874 ... [see Rochester Union-Spy, Thursday, May 14, 1874]

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 6, 1874
Miss ELLA REX and her father visited our town this week, the first for many months past. The doctor is still in the "tooth business."
We are glad to state that Rev. WM. READER's health is so much improved that he has taken charge of his work again.
HENRY ZELLERS has completed a dwelling on Logan Street, and moved this week.
A. T. JACKSON has been running his mill almost constant, night and day, for some time past ...
DIED. -On the 4th inst., Mrs. NANCY CANNON, aged 73 years.
The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, living in this community over 37 years. Many relatives and friends are called to mourn their loss. - - - - ELI LEITER.

The School Trustees have purchased two lots of Mr. JOE BEEBER, lying on south Madison Street, and intend to proceed at once to the erection of a large and comfortable school building for the accommodation of the school children in the south part of town ... with aschool population of nearly 700, the present accommodations are entirely too meager. . . . The work will be commenced immediately, and the building completed in time for the fall term. . .
CHES CHAMBERLAIN says that his three months old boy has a full set of teeth.
L. M. MONTGOMERY and family have taken up their residence on south Jefferson Street.
CHARLEY JACKSON has a squad of carpenters at work on his new residence, and soon Pearl street will have another improvement.
Dr. PLANK is coming around all right again. He gets about on his crutches, and is now able to attend at his store each day.
JACOB WRIGHT is adding the second story to his residence on Jefferson Street, and when completed it will add much to the appearance of the structure.
WILLIAM McMAHAN received a serious injury from the kick of a horse some time ago, by which two of his ribs were broken. He has got about again, though feeling pretty sore.
Our townsman, JOHN McMICHAEL, will take charge of the LINCOLN FLOURING MILL. The citizens of that place may well congratulate themselves on securing the services of a good miller to make flour for them.
Rev. CLARK SKINNER and his family left for their new field of labor yesterday, carrying with them the best wishes of the whole community ... He will be succeeded at this place by Rev. WILSON BECKNER, who is reported to be a gentleman of force and ability.

Marshtown, May 1, 1874. To the Farmers of Fulton County: F. M. BEATTIE, of Marshtown, is owner of a colt sired by the imported horse "New Dominion," that measured when foaled 45 inches in height, 37 inches around the heart, and 17 inches around the arm. The above imported stallion will stand for service at the stable of S. N. BEATTIE, Marshtown, during the season of 1874. JOSEPH BEATTIE CUNNINGHAM, Proprietor.

TRACY & SHIELDS wish to announce to their patrons that they have suspended the butchering business for a short time for the purpose of affording them time to fit up their establishment for doing an extensive business during the summer... They are building a large, new slaughter house, and improving and enlarging their present market house, to which they will add steam attachments... and will furnish Rochester with a meat market of which all will be found.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 16, 1874

AKRON NEWS, May 14, 1874
Dr. SUTTON has purchased W. W. ANDERSON's interests in the AKRON FLOURING MILLS (in a horn).
DIED. -DAVID L. SHEETS died very suddenly last Monday. He was in the field plowing until very shortly bfore his death. Cause not accounted for.
WM. BITTERS is now moulding BRICK, which promises to be of a very fine quality when burned.

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 13, 1874
Health, usually good. One case of lung fever in town, Mrs. MOHLER, who is now improving.
A picture Tabernacle was erected in our place yesterday. They occupy a corner of RICHARD HOGAN's lot on Main Street.
Main Street one ahead! JAMES HERVY's family is pleased with a stranger that made its appearance at their house who has six toes on one foot.
C. S. GRAHAM and family started for Hicksville, Ohio, yesterday morning. We are sorry to part with as good and enterprising a citizen.as he has been...

DIED. -Tuesday, May 12th, 1874, at Walnut, Marshall County, Ind., Mrs. RUTH BITTERS, wife of JOHN N. BITTERS, aged 30 years and 12 days.
But a few short years and consumption, that fell destroyer, had wrought its work and cut off in the bloom of life a devoted companion and loving mother. Her funeral service was attended by many mourning friends, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved father and two little motherless daughters, but dying in the hope of a blissful immortality they say, "In humble submission we bow to the divine will of our Heavenly Father."
-In this city, on Wednesday morning, May 13, 1874, Mrs. L. E. STANLEY, aged 49 years.
Years ago the deceased was a resident of this place and the wife of J. J. SHRYOCK, now deceased. She then became a resident of Wabash and the wife of IRA M. STANLEY, now also deceased. The pleasant relations between the families and friends of her first husband has ever been maintained, and since the death of her late husband she has been a frequent visitor at the family of Col. K. G. SHRYOCK at this place. Two or three months ago she came to visit the Colonel and his family and her numerous friends at this place, but soon after her coming she was prostrated by disease from which she never recovered. Those who were best acquainted with her held her in high esteem as a true friend and Christian lady. Her funeral services were attended yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of Col. Shryock, the services being conducted by Rev. LITTLE, of Wabash, Ind.
-At Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 12, 1874, Mr. J. L. McMAHAN, aged 31 years.
The death of Mr. McMahan causes the sympathetic tear to flow from the eyes of all persons who are acquainted with the trials and troubles through which he has passed and the immediate cause of his premature death. When the proud bird of liberty was shrieking and calling for assistance in the dark days of the war of the rebellion, he, a young man with a light step and a bold heart, girded on the weapons of warfare and sallied forth to do battle for his country. In that memorable battle at Chickamauga, where thousands of brave men fell, he received a wound, which, after years of terrible suffering, terminated his existence at the Soldiers' Home, at Dayton, at the time above stated. The readers of the SENTINEL are familiar with the description given of the wound received in his forehead, and of the surgical operations performed by eminent physicians of Chicago, and latterly of the operation by Dr. FITCH of Logansport. Everything was done for him that could be, yet his insanity became more and more violent, until it became necessary to send him to the Soldiers' Home at Dayton, Ohio, for treatment. His stay there of about three months was attended by no good results, and his once powerful constitution and manly form gave way, and he died in the greatest agony. His many comrads in arms at this place mourn their loss, while his wife, parents, and numerous relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their severe affliction.
C. KAMMERER and J. FIESER... KAMMERER & FIESER, Manufacturers of first-class Carriages, Buggies, Spring Wagons and Wagons of all kind ... Horse-shoeing Neatly and promptly executed. Farming utensils in every variety manufactured or repaired on short notice. All work warranted to give satisfaction. Quick Sales and Small Profits. Come and give us a call at Kammerer's old stand on Main Street.

(Notice) ... in the case of AARON L. BOWMAN vs ELLIS WILSON, notice is hereby given to all creditors of the firm of A. L. BOWMAN & CO.,...On the 16th day of June, 1874, the report filed in said cause by JOHN W. DAVIS, the receiver . . . .will be acted upon. . . . . . JAMISON & CALKINS, Atty's for the Receiver... .

(Sheriff's Sale) ABLE BUSH and WESLEY CORNELL vs ELIZABETH WHITE... requiring me to make the sum of Eleven Hundred and Seventeen Dollars (1,117) and Two cents... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of June, 1874... (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM M. WOODFILL vs CHICHESTER HOLDER... requiring me to make the sum of Two hundred and Twenty-six Dollars (226) and Thirty-Three Cents I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of June, 1874 (real estate, described) in Rochester... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH CULBERTSON, Executor of CHAUNCY CARTER, deceased vs WILLIAM STURGEON and MELISA STURGEON... requiring me to make the sum of Seven Hundred and Twenty-three (723) Dollars and Nine Cents... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of June, 1874... (real estate, described) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

Have your Family Records and Bible Records written up. I. C. MULKINS.

Captain DAVID RADER and family expect to start soon for Wisconsin and Minnesota, where they will spend the summer months among their friends and relatives.
The FIRE DEPARTMENTS in many places have been out on review. Cannot the department of this place get up a little demonstration for their own benefit and the entertainment of the people?
The foundation walls for CHARLEY JACKSON's new residence on Pearl Street are about ready to receive the work of the carpenters. The building will be a grand and imposing structure.
The CHRISTIAN CHAPEL in LINCOLN will be dedicated the second Lord's day in June next. The sermon will be delivered by O. A. BURGESS, President of the Northwestern Christian University, Indianapolis.
The STAR STORE, of which D. S. GOULD is proprietor, has moved into its new quarters ....
The Right Rev. Bishop TALBOT, of Indiana, was present at the Episcopal services held at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday evening, and after the ordinance of baptism had been administered to Mrs. A. J. DAVIDSON, the rite of confirmation was administered on Mrs. STERNER, Mrs. RYLAND, Mrs. DAVIDSON, Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK and Miss ALLIE RYLAND ...
FOREPAUGH's gang of gamblers swindled the people out of at least $1,000. Four days after, HOWES' circus followed with a similar set of swindlers, and they took away with them a like amount...
Pine lumber is fast coming into general use in this community, and to supply the demand, Mr. EMI KENNEDY, of the firm of BARKDOLL, KENNEDY & CO., went to the pineries, of Michigan last week and purchased the largest lot of pine lumber, shingles and lath ever brought to this market ...

JESSE SHIELDS, The Original Hoosier, is again in sufficient health to attend to business in person at the old stand .... Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and..... To satisfy yourself, compare goods and prices with any house in town.
NEW GROCERY! NEW GOODS! NEW PRICES! The undersigned has opened out in the room, first door south of the Wallace House, and one door north of Sidmore's Boot and Shoe Shop, a Fresh Stock of Groceries .... Low as any House in Town. All kind of Country Produce taken at the highest price for Cash or in exchange for goods... A. E. LUCAS.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 23, 1874

AKRON NEWS, May 19, 1874
Our Sabbath School is in a flourishing condition at. present. On last Sabbath there was an election of officers, which resulted in a choice of DANIEL WHITTENBERGER, Superintendent; Dr. JAMES A. SUTTON, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. A. JOHNSTON, Secretary; A. ONSTOTT, Treasurer; CHARLES VALENTINE, Librarian; JAMES STANTON, Chorister.
Go to Mrs. CORNWELLS, if you want to be made happy in the possession of a beautiful new hat or bonnet.

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 20, 1874
SAMUEL BOWMAN, of California, is visiting relatives near this place. He reports times a little close in his State, though the spring crop look very favorable.
Dr. HOWELL, Jr., returned from Chicago last Saturday, where he just finished his first term at the medical institute of that place. He speaks well of the city and the institute.
Since our last, our neighbor, Mrs. MOHLER, has been near the point of death, but we are now glad to state that she is convalescent. - - - - ELI LEITER.

DIED. -On Saturday, May 16, 1874, MARY, daughter of ENOCH and ANN M. STURGEON.
A greater pall or more impenetrable gloom seldom fell upon the minds and hearts of the people of this community than when the sad intelligence was whispered from one to another that Mary's spirit had fled from its earthly habitation to its heavenly home above. Like a budding flower which opens its leaves and sheds its rich fragrance all abroad, delighting the eye and sense of every beholder, so she, a happy, blithsome girl of sixteen summers was just springing into womanhood and the enjoyments afforded by kind friends and the associations and pleasures which this life vouchsafes to the pure and good, when death, the King of Terrors, laid its withering hand upon her loving form and snatched her from the fond embrace of kind parents and affectionate friends. Her young life was that of an exemplary Christian, and she an especial favorite among her large circle of friends and associates. Her funeral obsequies were attended on Monday by a very large concourse of friends and mourners. The Rochester Graded School, of which she had been a faithful student for many years, paid their last tribute of respect by a full attendance at the funeral. The services were conducted by Rev. SKINNER, formerly of this place....
-On Wednesday evening, May 20, 1874, SILAS A. TRUSLOW.
Death comes to the young and old. It pays no regard to sex, age, or rank. The deceased but a few days ago was enjoying the best of health, and his prospects for a long and useful life were quite flattering, but at the age of 19, when just stepping from youth to full manhood, he was stricken down with disease that in a few days ended his earthly existence. Silas was a model young man, whose example his former associates may safely follow. He was a faithful and consistent member of the order of Good Templars, and in token of their appreciation of his many virtues, they attended his funeral in full regalia and wearing the usual badges of mourning. His funeral services took place on Thursday at the M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. BECKNER. The parents and friends have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.
Afflictions come to all alike. About the first of April Mrs. JOHN ELAM with her three little innocents went to Valparaiso to visit friends and acquaintances. While there little FREDDIE was taken sick with the measles, and so violent was the attack that his life was soon despaired of and a telegram announced the fact to his father, who immediately repaired to that point, only to witness the last agonies of the child in death. He was an only son, and the affliction is a very grievous one to the parents.

(Notice of Survey) ... section sixteen (16) township thirty (30) north range one (1) east... S. O'DAFFER, EPHRAIM STREET, GEORGE WAGONER, AARON WEIRICK. May 22, 1874.

(Notice to Non-Residents) SARAH CLARK et al vs MARY A. TEGARDNER et al... plaintiffs, by KEITH & SMITH, attorneys... that said defendants, JOHN TEGARDNER, MARY A. TEGARDNER, WILLIAM R. CLARK, ABRAHAM CLARK, FRANKLIN CLARK, JONAS E. CLARKE and LAFAYETTE R. STANDFIELD, are not residents of the State of IndianA... this 14th day of May, A.D. 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ESSICK and HOLMAN have taken rooms in BALCONY HALL building for law offices.
Miss MATTIE REES was taken suddenly and seriously ill on Wednesday evening, but is now convalescent.
DAVID SHAFER of Henry Township is very much indisposed, which will account for his non-appearance among his friends in looking after his interest in the office to which he is aspiring -- that of Land Appraiser.
Mr. LEVI MERCER and his daughter are on a visit to the Arkansas springs. Mr. Mercer has been laid up with rheumatism for several months, but has partially recovered, and hopes to be entirely restored by his visit.
T. X. SATTHERWAIT, a jeweler in the employ of FERGUSON & ASHTON, returned to his home in Lima, Ohio, this week. TOMMY is a good workman, and was quite a favorite among the young folks of this place, with whom he associated, and who are sorry to lose his presence.
The old store building which has stood for more than thirty years, and in which JESSE SHIELDS done business for about twenty years, was torn down this week. It was of the ancient order of architecture, and has long since ceased to be an ornament to the town. In it there has been more business done and more money handled than any house in town. Uncle Jesse says that if he was in good health, he would proceed to have a brick building put up in its stead.
Before the failure of the FARMERS' LOAN AND DEPOSIT BANK there was a fair building prospect for Rochester this season. The VANTRUMP brothers had just purchased the property on Main Street owned by JAMISON & CALKINS, and were about to proceed with the removal of the old buildings and the erection of large brick buildings designed for business houses. In this enterprise they were to be joined by JESSE SHIELDS, and three good, substantial business houses would have taken the place of the rickety shanties that now disgrace the street but for the failure of the bank. ISAIAH WALKER and others would have put up fine dwellings this season, but having their means for that purpose deposited where they are not now available, all these improvements are indefinitely postponed. The financial disaster of the Farmers' Bank has seriously affected the business interests of Rochester, which is not likely to be overcome for some time.

The famous meat market of TRACY & SHIELDS will re-open on Monday morning at their old quarters ... They start out on the STRICTLY CASH SYSTEM , and by doing so they will be enabled to sell at very small profits ... Remember, their place of business is on Main Street, one door south of Balcony Hall building.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 30, 1874

[Letter from Lima, O., May 18, 1874, signed WM. ASHTON]:
Sir:-- I wish to say a few words through the SENTINEL. I left home feeling it my duty to seek rest and advice among my friends, and for a threefold purpose I did this -- rest, advice, and help in my emergency. You may question the fact, but, nevertheless, it is true that my health broke right down under the excitement. Such a shock I never had, and it nearly prostrated me, and rest could not be had only away from the excitement, and my warmest friends urged me to seek it.
When I started in business in Rochester, it was with a determination to make it my lifelong home. My friends generally opposed my moving there. I liked its beautiful situation, and resolved to become its citizen. Before leaving Ohio I had made a contract with A. J. HOLMES to go into the general hardware and agricultural machine business, but had scarcely moved into the place before the sad accident befell him, and his death ensued. Afterward I resolved to go into the banking business, and resolved firmly to do business on right principles, and have tried to do so. I never expected to be always out of debt, but did think that I would be able to so manage my business as to continue to meet the demands upon me, and honorably to acquit myself.
[NOTE: very lengthy explanation that Mr. Ashton took nothing with him to Ohio... contrary to rumor... and a statement that if the public had given him help at the time he needed it, the bank would not have failed. -Ed.]

[Resolution of Ladies' Temperance Union - signed Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, Pres., MINNIE SHRYOCK, Secretary]

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 27, 1874
E. L. YARLOTT and lady are now visiting friends in Illinois, but we are informed that they will return in a few weeks.
Notwithstanding the pressure of the times, there is considerable improvement in the way of building. THOMAS MOGLE and JOSEPH CANNON are building barns, JOSEPH SLICK, JOHN CARTER, JAMES BUCHANAN and PHILIP WARE are building houses.
ABRAHAM BRUCE, after a severe illness of many months (much of the time not able to move himself in bed), is now improving and able to be up. - - - - ELI LEIIN.

AKRON NWS, May 27, 1874

JAMES A. STANTON leaves this morning intending to engage in the bee business, having purchased the exclusive right to operate in Wells County, Ind. James will, no doubt, succeed in this enterprise, as he is a young man of ability and some experience in canvassing.
Consumed by fire, a building repaired by Mr. WM. KERCHER, on the farm of his mother-in-law. Supposed to have been the work of an incendiary...

(Sheriff's Sale) Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co. vs SAMUEL HUNTER ... I will expose at public sale ... Saturday, the 20th day of June, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County, May 26, A.D. 1874.

(Sheriff's Sale) REUBEN K. CHARLES vs JOHN RICHARDSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of June, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice of Administration) MILO R. SMITH appointed Administrator of the estate of RACHEL COLLINS, late of Fulton County, deceased...

GEORGE NORRIS has a kiln of BRICK burned ready for market.
BEN CRAVEN, our city photographer, has been in very poor health for a long time, and with a hope of improving it, he, in company with his mother, started for Minnesota on Tuesday, where he will remain during the summer season..
MARRIED. -On May 23, 1874, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his residence, Mr. J. J. KNEBEL and Miss ANNA M. VANMETER, both of Wayne Township.
-On Thursday, May 28, 1874, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the residence of the bride's father, in Aubbeenaubbee Township, Mr. LEWIS N. BAIR and Miss MARTHA ELLIS...
-The next event of this character which we chronicle occurred on last Sabbath evening, and was a doublet, the parties particularly interested being JOSEPH W. BEEBER and Miss HATTIE DAVIS., JAMES T. GAINER and Miss MOLLIE ELAM, Rev. N. L. LORD officiating in both instances. The former took place at the residence of JOHN W. DAVIS, the latter at the residence of the bride's mother....
DIED. -On Thursday, May 21, 1874, in Richland Township, at the residence of W. DUDGEON, of pleurisy, RACHEL MARCH, aged 71 years.
The deceased was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 14, 1803, was married to JACOB MARCH in 1827. They emigrated to Cass County in 1853, where she has remained ever since. She united with the Lutheran Church at an early age, where she manifested her faith by her works by visiting the afflicted, helping the needy, and by lending a helping hand to all those in distress. At the time of her death she was visiting her daughter. Almost immediately on her arrival she took sick. On the first day of her sickness she made the remark that she had "come to visit them, for she was going on a long journey to Bethlehem." Her suffering was great, but she never complained. She leaves a husband and daughter to mourn their loss, who have the sympathy of their many friends. -T. J. ROBBINS.

J. H. HOOVER takes pleasure in announcing to his many friends in Fulton County that they will find him in the MAMMOTH BUILDING... Groceries & Provisions ... First-Class Bakery... Give me a call, 2 doors south of the Post Office.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 6, 1874

The society of Dunkards held their annual meeting this week at JACOB MILLER'S, near Tiosa. A large number of the membership was present, together with hundreds of curiosity seekers.
JURORS. The following persons have been chosen to serve as jurors at the June term of the Circuit Court, to convene on the 15th inst.: W. J. HILL, THOMAS WILSON, J. D. THURSTON, JOEL TOWNSEND, W. A. WARD, DAVID M. ROGERS, JACOB PUTMAN , TAYLOR JEFFRIES, ISAAC HIATT, ROBERT AITKEN, JEREMIAH LEITER and GEORGE KESSLER.

Bro. J. B. CUNNINGHAM, Marshtown, Ind.
Dear Sir:- To the charges preferred by yourself and others against HENRY ZOOK, I would say that he was expelled from all the rights and benefits of Masonry by Sulphur Spring Lodge, No. 348, F. & A.M., on July 5, 1873, for habitual drunkenness.
Yours, fraternally,
W. M. Orient Lodge, No. 272, Logansport, Ind.


ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 13, 1874

The new Democratic Central Committee of this county has selected DAN. AGNEW as its chairman. Dan has had considerable experience in that position and will make an efficient chairman.


KEWANNA ITEMS, ljune 10, 1874
We forgot to mention in our last that AMBROSE TROUTMAN was building a house, and that JOHN MYERS was making improvements on the OPERA BLOCK.
FRANK GRAHAM says it is the nicest little "cuss" he ever saw. She is about 2 weeks old.
A. T. JACKSON is trying to make more improvements in his mill. He will be ready for custom next week.
DIED. We learn that Mrs. LOREN COOK died very suddenly a few days ago. Mr. COOK was a former resident of this place, but moved to Illinois, where he was married about three years ago. A husband and child with many friends are called to mourn.
Miss OVERMYER wishes us to say that she is now employed to do the bleaching of hats for her sister milliner, Mrs. HENDERSON. A few dimes would advertise lots of goods in the SENTINEL . Try it, ladies.
Miss L. TAYLOR closed her spring term of school last Friday. Everybody is pleased with her as a good teacher and a kind lady, and will welcome her back for the next term of school.
JOHN URBIN has quit selling liquors, and if a man is seen drunk about town, who wont know where he gets his whisky? - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) State of Indiana ex rel JACOB WHITTENBERGER vs JOSEPH WILHOIT et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of July, 1874... (real estate, described) ... situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. June 11, A. D. 1874. SLICK & CONNER, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

The carpenters staked off the grounds for the new school house on Thursday. Work on the building will commence immediately.
Our townsman, DAVID COOPER, has been suffering a long time with a malignant fever. We are glad to say that he is now convalescent.
DIED. -Mrs. LAWRENCE, aged 67 years, died at her residence in the southeast part of this township on Tuesday, and was buried at this place on Wednesday.
Mrs. MACK ASHTON, after a long visit to Ohio, whither she had gone for the improvement of her health, returned to her home, on Wednesday last very much improved physically.
Prof. WILLIAMS, of the Rochester Graded School, is spending the summer vacation at his home in Ohio...
South Street is to be graded and cut down to correspond with the grade on Main Street. This is the beginning of a good work, and other STREETS requiring it should be graded as rapidly as possible.
CHARLEY JACKSON is putting up the largest and finest house to be found on Pearl Street...
A compromise having been effected between the Corporation Trustees and SIDNEY KEITH, the opening of WEST STREET through the lands of Mr. Keith will be done speedily. We cannot blame Mr. Keith for objecting to having his lands divided whereby four long rows of valuable fruit trees will be entirely destroyed, but for the good of the town and the accommodation of the people it seems to be necessary. When once opened it will be the longest and nearest level street in town and will make a beautiful street for driving.
The corporation School Trustees have engaged the following persons as teachers of the Graded School for the present year: Principal, Prof. WILLIAMS; teacher of the first grade, Miss ALICE BARB; third grade, Miss MAGGIE KELLY; fourth grade, Miss NEIL; fifth grade, Miss WILLIAMS; sixth grade, Mr. W. H. SICKMAN. No choice has yet been made of a teacher for the second grade....

MARRIED. -Two very quiet weddings took place recently so quiet in fact that we did not learn of their occurrence until some days after. The first took place on Monday, June 1st, the parties directly interested being Mr. SCOTT RANNELLS and Miss LOTTIE HUNTER. The other occurred a week later, and the principals in that scene were Mr. WILLARD GOULD and Mrs. E. M. PONT. The parties are all of this place.

DROWNING. -A sad case of drowning occurred at Plymouth last Sabbath afternoon. PERRY MEHRLING, Jr., a lad of about 16 summers, whose parents reside at this place was engaged as a clerk in a grocery and baking establishment at Plymouth. On the afternoon in question, he went with some boys of about his age to Yellow river to bathe. They went out upon the river in a skiff where it was upset and unfortunately for him he could not swim and was drowned in the presence of his comrades who offered but little assistance. His remains were brought to this place on Monday for interment. He was an only child, and the affliction of the parents is very great.

AKRON NEWS, June 10, 1874
O. CORNWELL's new shop is now in full blast, where you can get any kind of repairing or any kind of new work done, from a common lumber wagon to the finest parlor sets.
J. F. CHRISLER, of St. Louis, Mo., while out on town lake fishing, was caught in the gale of Tuesday evening, but after being thoroughly drenched and repeating the Lord's prayer several times, succeeded in affecting a landing with a few little fishes and a fixed determination never to go near the water again until he could swim.
DIED. -On the evening of the 8th inst., GEORGE WIDEMAN, of peritonitis. The deceased leaves a wife and six small children to mourn their loss.

FOR SALE. The Saw Mill owned by RUSSELL & STEMEN will be sold cheap and on reasonable terms. For particulars, inquire of J. G. STEMEN, at the Mill opposite the Stave Factory, Rochester, Ind. RUSSELL & STEMEN.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 20, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, JUne 17, 1874
Miss MAGGIE KELLY is spending her vacation with her parents in this vicinity.
J. LEITER has made improvements in the way of a new fence about his premises.
MARRIED. -On the 10th inst., by Father SPARKS, LEANDER RAMSEY to Miss ELLEN TROUTMAN, both of this township.

(Notice of Dissolution) ... the co-partnership heretofore existing between L. M. DOWNEY and C. D. JONES in the insurance business is this day dissolved by mutual consent. DOWNEY & JONES. Rochester, Ind., JUne 15, '74.

Two young men from North Manchester have gone into the CHAIR-MAKING business at this place.
The ROCHESTER SILVER BAND is to be re-organized. This is right, for its services will be required this season.

DIED. -D. F. RAY, an old gentleman of 63 years, was found dead in his bad at Tippecanoetown on Wednesday morning of last week. Apoplexy or heart disease was the verdict.

FINED FOR CONTEMPT. -In the whisky cases brought before Judge LONG of the Circuit Court, in which JOHN EDWARDS and FRED. BOSENBERG were defendants, AMOS SELBY was the prosecuting witness. Just before the calling of the causes for trial, the defendants, by the aid of ROBERT WALLACE, procured the absence of Selby by the use of money, so that he might not be a witness against them. Selby received from the above named parties the sum of thirty dollars, and with that for pocket change left on a midnight train to witness the races at Peru. The Prosecuting Attorney being apprised of that fact, had an attachment issued for him, which secured his immediate return, when he made a clean breast of the whole thing. The court, after hearing his evidence and that of the defendants, fined each of the three conspirators for spiriting away the witness and attempting to thwart the ends of justice, in the sum of fifty dollars each. The penalty imposed seems to be pretty severe, but when the legal processes of court are tampered with, it is but right that examples should be made of men who engage in such practices. In his remarks to the defendants, Judge Long intimated very strongly that the next occasion he had to punish any one for violations of that character that he would increase the fine and add imprisonment.

MASS TEMPERANCE MEETING... the LADIES' TEMPERANCE UNION of Rochester met in mass convention at the M.E. church on Wednesday evening ... opened by prayer by Mrs. COPELAND, President of the society... The first to entertain the audience was Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK... She was followed by Mother FOOTE, Mrs. M. L. ESSICK, Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, Mrs. PEARSON, Mrs. N. L. LORD, Mrs. HECTOR, Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, Miss LU. BRACKETT and Miss EMMA GOULD...

DIED. -On Monday morning last, at the residence of Mr. E. LONG, Miss MARY A. BARNUM, aged 31 years and 7 months.
The deceased has been severely afflicted since the age of 15 years, and for the last eighteen months has not risen from her bed. Death to her was not an unwelcome messenger. Her funeral took place on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD.

(Sheriff's Sale) ISAIAH FARRER vs JOHN T. CONNER and ELIZABETH CONNER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of July, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 27, 1874

KEWANA ITEMS, June 24, 1874
Uncle ISAAC CANON has sold his town property to Father SPARKS and DANIEL HUDKINS. Father Sparks gets the corner lot and building, and Mr. Hudkins his residence and two lots. - - - - ELI LEITER.

DIED. -On Wednesday evening, June 24th, 1874, at 7 o'clock, at the residence of JOHN P. MYERS, Mr. JAMES F. GRAHAM, aged 30 years, 8 months and 8 days.
The deceased was a young man well and favorably known in this place in years gone by for his industrious, sober and exemplary habits. When the roar of cannon and musketry was heard in the land he was among the first to the front to do his country service. Whilst in the army he contracted disease from which he never recovered. After returning from the army he took an overland trip to Utah, Colorado and California, with a view to recruiting his health. Returning a few years since he located at Logansport, where he remained until the past few months, when he came to visit friends in this place and vicinity. His health failed rapidly after coming here and his sufferings were intense, but were borne with Christian fortitude. At the time stated the messenger of death came and wafted his spirit home. He leaves a devoted wife, brothers, sisters and many loving friends to mourn his untimely death. He was a member of a lodge of the order of Odd Fellows at Logansport who visited him in his affliction, and in conjuction with the order at this place buried him in the rights and ceremonies of that institution in the Odd Fellows' graveyard at this place on Thursday at 4 o'clock P.M., the funeral services being conducted by Rev. BECKNER at the M.E. church.

CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. The undersigned is prepared to contract and do all kind of masonry in Brick or Stone, Plastering, Cementing, Cistern Building, &C. A. F. BOWERS, Rochester, Ind.
TO THE LADIES ... Cloak and Dress-making ... Give us a call, at the first left-hand door on second floor of Balcony Hall building. Miss MARIA CAFFYN, Miss JENNIE DAVIS.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. COWGILL are visiting in Ohio.
L. J. BROWN, of Davenport, Iowa, has been spending a few days with his old friends at this place.
The TEMPERANCE lecture by Elder WAGONER at the tent last Monday evening was largely attended and well received.
The severe illness of Mr. ESSICK's youngest child prevented him from attending to the prosecution of cases in Court very closely.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church will give a raspberry festival some evening next week. It will probably be held in the Court House yard by moonlight.
Capt. DAVID RADER with his family started for Minnesota on Thursday, to spend the heated-season. The recovery of the health of Mrs. RADER is the incentive for the visit.
WILLIS GLAZE of this place is said to have INVENTED a contrivance for COUPLING CARS which precludes the necessity of going between the cars at all. The coupling can be done from above or below or from either side. It is simple in its construction and possesses points of merit over any other invention of that character now in use. A patent has been applied for.
V. ZIMMERMAN, our extensive manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes, intends to do business on a very large scale this coming season. He is making preparations to work from 20 to 25 hands. The whole of the upper story of the corner building he now occupies will be used exclusively for manufacturing boots and shoes of every desirable kind. In the line of eastern work, he will bring on double the amount that he usually keeps, and of the best quality that he can find in the east.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 4, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, July 1, 1874
WM. LOUGH says there are 159 bachelors about Marshtown. A good place for grass widows to emigrate.
DIED. -On June 23, 1874, EDDIE, son of KYRAN WALSH, aged about 18 years.
He suffered for many weeks with typhoid pneumonia, but now is free from the suffering and ills that humanity is heir to. His gain is a sad affliction to parents, brothers, sisters and many friends. - - - - ELI LEITER.

AKRON NEWS, June 30, 1874
During the recent storm the barn of SAMUEL ASHELMAN, residing about three miles from Akron, was consumed by fire.
D. W. ESTILL, father-in-law to Drs. SUTTON and JOHNSTON, is visiting friends at this place.
Brother LEWELLYN of the M.E. Church preached a very interesting sermon last Sabbath to a small but attentive audience.

If "time is money" why are there not more rich men in Rochester?
About the last thing the Circuit Court did last week before its adjournment was to assess a fine against A. D. CORNELIUS and J. H. HOOVER of $20 and abating their establishment as a nuisance. Said fine and abatement was for violations of the temperance law.
DIED. -The funeral of Mrs. LORINDA DONLY will take place to-morrow morning at the M.E. Church at 10 o'clock a.m. The deceased is a sister of Mr. JOHN CRAGO, who came from Ohio to visit her brother a short time since, and at whose residence she died yesterday morning.

Things are not lovely between the assignees of WM. ASHTON and WM. FERGUSON, a partner of Mr. Ashton in the dry goods and grocery trade. When Ashton made his assignment of real and personal effects, Ferguson entered into an agreement with the assignees that an inventory should be taken of the partnership property and that the business of the firm should be conducted as usual until all the liabilities of the firm had been met. An inventory was taken, and an appraised value put upon the goods that proved so unsatisfactory to Ferguson that he closed the doors of the store against the assignees and refused them any further controlling interest in the partnership business. A few days after he opened the house, and has since been selling the wares of the firm to whoever called to purchase and had the wherewith to pay. A legal proceeding has been instituted by the assignees to recover their right to the goods assigned to them by Ashton, and the case was to have been heard by Judge LONG, in chambers at Plymouth, on Thursday. The parties with their legal representatives met at that point at the time specified, but by the negligence of some one the necessary papers in the case had not been conveyed thither, and the hearing was deferred until yesterday. We have not been able to learn the result of the trial, nor who will hereafter have the controlling interest and sale of the personal effects of the late firm of FERGUSON & ASHTON.

. . . . last Wednesday ... Bloomingsburg Lodge, No. 489, F. & A. M.... installing the officers: N. J. CLYMER, J. W. BLACK, A. E. STUCKY, P. C. DUMBAULD, J. M. COLVIN, J. E. CATES, HENRY BOWMAN, G. B. STOCKBERGER, SIMON GROVE, J. P. SMITH...

BEN CRAVEN had been suffering all winter with lung disease, and when the warm weather came on he concluded to go to Minnesota to recover his health. A letter received from him recently is to the effect that he has greatly improved in health, and will in a short time be fully restored...

(Sheriff's Sale) ABRAHAM SUTPHIN et al vs JOHN G. CROOKS et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 25th day of July, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) CYRUS S. GRAHAM vs PETER WITMER and (- - - - ) WITMER, his wife... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 25th day of July, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice of Insolvency) estate of CHARLES L. WHITE, deceased, was declared probably insolvent JOHN W. SMITH, Administrator. July 4, 1874.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 11, 1874

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH BOWEN vs JAMES W. ADAMSON I will expose at public sale Saturday, the lst day of August, 1874 (real estate, described) in the town of Akron, Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

Our thanks are due Mr. JAMES DAVIS for a lot of delicious raspberries.
W. B. MILLER has sold his carriage making establishment to former proprietors.
Mrs. PETER CONGER lost by the rain of last week twenty-seven young turkeys. As well die young as wait for Thanksgiving Day.
HEILBRUN & WILE shipped from this place last week the largest lot of wool ever purchased here; 20,000 pounds were shipped by them to Boston.
HARDY PARKER, a farmer living just out of town, was sunstruck on Monday while engaged in plowing corn. At last accounts his recovery was considered very doubtful.
After the first of January next our subscribers living within the county will be relieved from paying postage on their paper. COUNTY PAPERS published and circulated in the county where published will go free.
A. C. SHEPHERD will go to Massachusetts next week. When he returns he will bring with him his wife, who has been visiting there this summer, and his little daughter, who has been attending an institution of learning for deaf and dumb persons.
It was one morning last week that we met on the street an old gentleman who inquired of us the street to the depot. Struck with the old gentleman's age and address, we engaged him in conversation, and learned that his name was SAMUEL ELLAR, his age 84 years, that he had been visiting friends and relatives in this and Kosciusko counties, and that he was then on his way home to Hagerstown, in Wayne County. He further informed us that he had been a soldier in the war of 1812, under HULL, and that he was present at the treaty with the Pottawattamie Indians on the banks of Lake Manitau, when there was not a stick missing on the ground on which Rochester is now located. He appeared to delight in recounting the exploits of his early life, and it was a pleasure to us to listen to the sayings of an old pioneer who had braved and done so much for the advancement of civilization of this once wild country.
A fine horse owned by Mr. SEARS, living near Akron, was struck by lightning and killed on Thursday afternoon.
LOST. On Saturday, July 4, 1874, either on the road between my residence in Richland Township and town or on the streets of Rochester, a large side-pocket calfskin wallet ... MICHAEL WALTER.

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE McCLOUD vs MARY E. KREIGHBAUM and WILLIAM KREIGHBAUM... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 1st day of August, 1874... (real estate, described) ... in the town of Akron, Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 18, 1874

LETTER FROM NORTHERN INDIANA. Rochester, July 6, 1874. Correspondence Robinson (Ill.) ARGUS.
ROCHESTER is situated on the line of the I. P. & C. Railroad, and about midway between the two cities. [Indianapolis and Chicago. WCT] It has a population of nearly 3,000 inhabitants and is a growing town. Located in a rich agricultural county, and being 22 miles removed from a city of any considerable size, I do not see anything in the way of its continued growth. There is a good deal of wealth here, but unfortunately it is in the hands of a few who, having all they need for their individual wants, do not take much pride, or rather do not do much toward improving and extending the town. This, however, is more or less the case in every place, but thanks to an inevitable law of nature, this incubus will have an end.
Rochester does not aspire much toward a manufacturing town, yet it has two large foundries, two extensive carriage and wagon manufactories, a large steam planing mill, a heavy steam stave factory, three flour mills, &C. The town is regularly laid out, the streets are broad and kept clean, are well shaded, and the private residences are beautiful and charming in all their adornments. The people are sociable, hospitable and intelligent.
One mile east of town Lake Manitau is situated. It is something less in dimensions than Lake Michigan, although you cannot make Hon. MILO R. SMITH believe so. It is a popular place of resort for pic-nic parties, is a very beautiful body of water, and furnishes sport for the disciples of Isaac Walton. It is even said that the Hon. ED. CALKINS "offers a chromo to every fish that will bite at his hook." But then I do not believe this on Ed., for I know him to be a good fisherman.
There are two newspapers published in this place -- the SENTINEL and SPY. They represent extremes in politics, and the editors of the respective journals are brothers. It is a rare thing to find two brothers publishing papers of opposing politics in the same town. Both are good papers and their editors are gentlemen. The SPY does not seem to be afflicted with any particular policy of its own. The SENTINEL is bolder, has its opinions, fearlessly expresses them, and displays more editorial ability than its contemporary. Both papers are a credit and an honor to the community in which they are published, and deserve to be well patronized.
Several contemplated improvements in the shape of new buildings have been abandoned on account of a bank failure which took place here about two months ago. By this failure about seventy-five thousand dollars of the people's money "went by the board." It was a private banking concern, and its proprietor, after doing business here several years, enjoying the confidence of the people and receiving their patronage and support, collapsed with the suddenness and effectiveness of a punctured bubble, leaving behind him many curses and only limited assets. This financial crash, following so soon in the wake of the panic of last fall, has proven a serious blow to Rochester and Fulton County, and some time will be required to recover from it.
The post office here is managed by a lady, widow of a soldier in the late war. The office pays a salary of eleven hundred dollars a year, consequently is worth having. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND holds the office, while Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK, her sister, is the efficient and handsome deputy.
Rochester boasts of a learned Bar, the leading members of which are Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, JACOB S. SLICK, SIDNEY KEITH and CALKINS & JAMISON. These gentlemen stand high in their profession, and are conscientious lawyers, never taking a larger fee than they can get, and yet they think their talents have been indifferently estimated because they have not been sent to Congress or made road supervisors. Mr. Slick is quite young yet, but he is a man of fine ability and attainments, stands high in his profession and has a good practice. - - - - Yours, K.

FARM FOR SALE. I have a farm of 235 acres, situated 2-1/2 miles from Rochester, well watered, well fenced, and a good substantial dwelling house erected thereon this spring ... Call on or address E. CALKINS, Rochester, Indiana.

The law firm of JAMISON & CALKINS terminated very abruptly on Tuesday of this week.
Mr. A. D. TONER, J. LEITER, and others from Kewanna were in town this week, but failed to call at our sanctum.
ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO., have closed their south store, and concentrated their stocks and forces at their old stand.
Mr. H. BOWMAN presented us with a lot of the finest cherries that we have seen this year...
F. K. KENDRICK has been appointed receiver for the firm of FERGUSON & ASHTON. An inventory of the stock is being taken.
JAMES O. MILLER and his sister, Mrs. DAN AGNEW, are off on a trip to Lake Superior, where they intend spending a few weeks during the heated season.
WILLIAM CARTER had a photograph taken of his fine residence last week. The cupola still maintains its position and is "too high" to suit the convenience of one of the visitors.
SHEPHERD deferred his visit East in order that he might be at home to entertain a distinguished visitor that put in an appearance at his home a week ago this morning. The boy is not yet named.
... MARRIAGE LICENSES ... granted since the first of July to D. D. DANA and MARY A. H. COLLINS, LEVI M. BUCK and MARY J. MILLER, CHARLES M. CLARK and ALICE DAVIS.
GUS MIESCH's saloon was burglarized on Friday night of last week. It was money the thief wanted and not whisky... One or two other burglaries were committed the same night.
Henry Township is taking the lead of most other townships in the county in point of educational interests. It already has a large number of good, substantial school houses, and the trustee is now contracting for the building of three more, all of which are to be built of brick.
One will be located near the RANNELLS farm, on the Akron road, to supply the place of the one burned a short time ago, one in the MILLER settlement, on the road leading from Akron to Gilead, and the other in the town of Akron. The one to be built at Akron will be a large two-story building, the lower rooms to be used for school purposes, and the upper room which will be built by private subscription, will be used for a town hall and the accommodation of the public generally. This spirit of enterprise speaks well for the citizens of that township.

MARRIED. -D. D. DANA and Mrs. MARY A. H. COLLINS were married at the bride's residence in this place an Monday evening, July 6, 1874, by Elder J. H. WAGGONER.
Mr. Dana claims brothership with Hon. CHARLES A DANA, editor of the New York SUN. Mrs. Collins is a poor but worthy widow. Together may they be rich in love and blessed with the good things of earth.

I understand, and from good authority, that the old BARRACKS on the west side of Main Street, at the north end, changed hands last week, Mr. JOSEPH SIDMORE being the purchaser, the consideration, five hundred dollars ...
Mr. DECKER is building a spacious dwelling on Mill Creek Street, in the north-west part of town, which, when completed, will add much to the appearance of that locality. . . . - - - - PERAMBULATOR.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 25, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, July 22, 1874
I. H. GRAHAM has bought the stock of dry goods and groceries belonging to JOHN KILLMER, and intends making a merchant of himself.
PHILLIPS & LEITER sold about 10,000 lbs. of wool to a Cincinnati firm this week. - - - - ELI LEITER.

ANDREW V. HO'USE is happy. It Is a boy, and was welcomed by Andrew on Thursday last to be housed under his roof.
The County GRANGE Council will meet at the Court House in Rochester on Thursday, August 13th. W. J. LEITER, Sec'y.
Mr. A. C. COPELAND, the banker, and Dr. BURKET, the dentist, started yesterday to Saratoga, where they will spend a few weeks in recreation during the warm weather ...
On Saturday night last the house of our townsman, WILLIAM P. BALL, was entered by a burglar, and over one hundred dollars abstracted from his pocket ....
An unfortunate accident occurred on Tuesday last on the line of the I. P. & C. Railroad near Denver, by which one WILLIAM TRUE, son of ISAAC TRUE of this place, was seriously injured. He was engaged at the time of the accident in loading a gravel car from an embankment composed chiefly of hard clay. An excavation had been made extending some four or five feet beneath the surface, which projected toward the car which was then being loaded. Mr. True occupied a position between this shelf of earth and the car, with his face toward the latter, when the embankment fell forward, plunging him against the car, causing a severe contusion of the lower part of the chest, seriously bruising the parts. The injured man, who is about 20 years of age, was placed on board the passenger train then about due, and brought to his father's house at this place. Drs. HILL and GOULD were called at once on his arrival, and under their skillful treatment it is believed he will soon recover.
GRANT LONG intends rearing a business house of his own, and will at once place one, 2Ox25, on the Beeber lot adjoining his residence. We like to see improvements made, no matter whether on a large or small scale.
MARRIED. -At the office of 'Squire REES, on Thursday, the 23rd inst., by his Honor, Mr. A. O. WISE and Miss EVA WILCOX, all of Rochester.
This young couple, by transgression or mismanagement, so surrounded themselves with circumstances that the world was about to discover what might otherwise have always remained their secret. It was not persuasion nor a yearning love that united these two hearts, but the strong arm of the law joined their hands and by uttered vows they became one in law. Such marriages are not generally very successful, lacking, as they do, two of the essential elements to a perfect matrimonial union, to-wit: free consent and God -- which is defined to mean love.

AUBBEENAUBBEE, FULTON CO., IND., July 17, 1874. -Mr. M. C. FURLONG & SON of Warsaw, Ind., have this day set up a gravestone for my child, also a monument for A. MULHOLLAND, and gravestones for MOSES KING and son, and two set for JOSEPH BRUGH, and it is but due to them to say that they are the most finely wrought and tastefully and best finished stones in the Leiter graveyard, and I cheerfully recommend Mr. Furlong & Son to be the men to deal with in the marble line. - - - - JOHN ELLIS.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 1, 1874

J. H. BEEBER has gone to spend a few months in Kentucky.
I. W. BROWN and family have taken up their residence on south Jefferson Street.
WILLIAM TRIBBETT having purchased the residence of I. W. BROWN, will take possession of it in a short time.
The brick work for the new school house, near the RANNELLS farm, on the Akron road, will be commenced next week.
AUGUST DEICHMAN will return to the Fatherland in a short time, where he will remain until his failing health is improved.
EDWARD R. RANNELLS of Logansport called on us this week. Ed. has lost none of his corpulency, and his laugh is as hearty as ever.
JOHN R. SHOUP is adding much to the appearance of the northwest portion of town by the erection of a fine, large dwelling house.
Uncle JONATHAN MONTGOMERY, who has taken up his quarters during the hot season in the Court House square, has planted morning glories at the foot of a number of the young trees in the yard...

SAD ACCIDENTS. -Yesterday morning when the 9 a.m. freight train come in from the south, and was switching about making up the train, Mr. BASSET WEST, a brakeman and a young man of healthy and rotund proportions and the support of an invalid and widowed mother at Peru, had his fore-arm caught between the bumpers and the whole flesh literally torn from the bone, extending from the wrist to the elbow. The wound was immediately dressed by Dr. ROBBINS. Amputation will probably prove necessary. He was returned to his home at Peru yesterday, on the noon train.
-Another sad accident occurred in Newcastle Township, the particulars of which we have been unable to get, but from what we can learn JOHN B. BARKMAN was attempting to get rid of a large boulder on his place and dug a pit with a view of burying it. While in the pit, the stone rolled in upon him crushing both of his thighs in a horrible manner.

E. CALKINS, J. S. SLICK - CALKINS & SLICK, Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public. Office on second floor of DAWSON'S new Building, one door north of the FARMERS' NATIONAL DEPOSIT BANK, Rochester, Indiana.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 8, 1874

[Letter to the editor from Duluth, Minn., July 31, 1874, signed JAMES O. MILLER, relating his trip, in company with Mrs. AGNEW - - - -]

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 5, 1874
The providential occurrence at the residence of A. V. HOUSE makes Mr. and Mrs. KING of Aubbeenaubbee great-grandparents.
Mrs. JACKSON, a lady 76 years old, spun over 100 hanks of linen thread without spectacles. The thread is very nice and even. The flax was raised in 1844.
ALEX. COOPER is building a new school house near SIMON K. HEROLD'S, which will take the place of the DAVIS SCHOOL HOUSE, that has been built and stood the knocks and jams for ages past.
Since our last, love has been running at fever heat, and the result was that Esquires APT and GRAHAM have been called to officiate in three cases, viz: CRUM and ENGLE, VAN SCOIK and HUDKINS, and GREEN and JACKSON...
The Kewanna Graded School will commence August 31, 1874, under the care of S. McKITRICK of Ohio. . . - - - - ELI LEITER.

If there is a corner in heaven where deep gloom prevails and music is entirely excluded, some of our Methodist friends will be assigned that position -- when they get there.
CHARLES E. REYNOLDS writes us this week from Madison, Ind., where he has spent several weeks at the bedside of a sick sister. He intends to return to Rochester by the time the fall campaign is fairly inaugurated.
Mr. AUGUST DEICHMAN has taken a final farewell of Rochester. He left last Thursday on the noon train for Chicago, where he will spend a few days, when he leaves for New York to take passage on a Hamburg steamer. We wish him a pleasant and successful future in the Fatherland.
We are informed that Mrs. HOLMES, widow of the late A. J. HOLMES, deceased, received a lengthy letter from WILLIAM ASHTON, without date or place, expressing his regret at the turn events have taken, but making no offer to restore the funds in his hands belonging to the Holmes estate, of which he is administrator.
Mr. FERGUSON, of the late firm of FERGUSON & ASHTON, is now engaged (in lieu of other employment) in repairing the old steamer which has remained idle on the bank of the lake during the whole of the spring and summer. But a few days more will be required to put it in good working order, when all who wish a ride can, on proper application, be accommodated.
A local in the last week's issue of the SPY says that a watch was lost by one MARTIN, and a search warrant procured to examine the premises of MATHIAS HILEMAN, a member of whose family it was supposed had taken it. It is further said that a number of articles were found upon the search which established beyond question the reputation the family bears. We are authorized to say that no articles of any kind tending to arouse suspicion were discovered on said search, and that there is a fair prospect for a genuine slander suit.

DIED. -On Wednesday morning, August 5th, 1874, at his home in Rochester, of congestion of the stomach, Mr. ELI E. CRABILL.
Mr. Crabill came to this place in the early part of 1869, and engaged in selling the Dorsey Reaper and Mower, manufactured by A. Pritz & Sons at Dayton, O., in which business he continued until Frebruary last, when he was succeeded by Mr. J. W. DAVIS. He left his home about three months since to engage in selling a patent bee hive, but sickness drove him home, where death ensued about one week after his arrival. He leaves a wife and several children.
-On Saturday night last the wife of Mr. DAVID EDWARDS, living about two miles north of town, was suddenly attacked with heart disease, and died before any assistance could be procured. Her death was very sudden, and all the children being small, Mr. EDWARDS was obliged to leave the dead body while he summoned the neighbors. Mrs. Edwards was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her.
-We are called upon to record the death of Mrs. HARRIET WAGONER, wife of SOLOMON WAGONER, which occurred at 1 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday last. Mrs. Wagoner has been a resident of this county since 1854, having emigrated hither from the State of Ohio with her husband in that year. She was a native of Union County, Penn., and over 52 years of age at the time of her death, which was sudden and unexpected. On Monday evening, while engaged in milking, she was stricken with the palsy, and having reached the house, was placed upon the lounge by members of the family, where she remained without speaking until death ensued at 1 o'clock on the following day. Her funeral was attended at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. A. V. HOUSE officiating. Mrs. Wagoner's residence was one mile east of town, where she will be missed and mourned by her husband and nineteen children, of which she was the mother.

PLEASANT GROVE ACADEMY at Kewanna will open Monday, August 31, and continue twelve weeks ....call and see us, or address S. McKITRICK, Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind. Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, HICKMAN PHILLIPS, Dr. THOMPSON, Trustees.

Rochester Public Graded School will open August 31st, and continue in session thirty-six weeks ... Board is much cheaper here than in larger cities, with the advantage of your children being near home ... WM. J. WILLIAMS, Principal. Trustees - A. BROWN, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON.

(Sheriff's Sale) OLIVER A. KEYS vs WILLIAM H. HARPER and WILLIAM ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Thursday, the 27th day of August, 1874... (real estate, described) ... in Lyon & Kendrick's addition to the town of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana... S. R.MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County, SIDNEY KEITH, Attorney for Plaintiff.

(Sheriff's Sale) HENRY WRIGHT vs HENRY BOWMAN and ELLIS WILSON et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 29th day of August, 1874... (real estate, described, in the town of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana)...
S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 15, 1874

BITTERS & SONS have finished laying the brick for the HOOVER SCHOOL HOUSE.
FRANK BITTERS returns to college in September. His brother, the "Judge," will take the conceit out of some of the students of the Rochester Graded School this fall.
E. A. ARNOLD deserves much credit for the large and substantial school buildings he is causing to be erected in this township.

If the editor of the SPY will call at the SENTINEL office we will lend him some of our a's and s's, so that he can call people asses more frequently. It gives his sheet a moral cast and accords well with his religious professions.
The SPY informs its readers that the SENTINEL never loses an opportunity to give the Methodist church a dark thrust. We are of opinion that the most damaging thrust that religious body has received in the last century occurred at the time when TEA MAJOR became a member thereof. It is said that he returns from service on each succeeding Sabbath and begins his editorial labors ere the last amen has died away, calling all who entertain adverse views such complimentary names as d --- d liars, asses, etc. Oh, consistency!

(Notice to Non-Resident) The Mud Creek Draining Company vs JAMES TYLER... plaintiff by E. R. HERMAN, her attorney... that said defendant is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 12th day of August, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. E. R. HERMAN, Att'y for Plaintiff.

Our friend MILT. MOORE has opened a picture gallery in the MANN building over the Book Store.
D. L. BECK was called by telegraph on Tuesday last to attend his sick brother ELIAS in Elkhart County.
DIED. -A son of Mr. DAVID COOPER met his death on Tuesday last from the kick of a vicious horse. Services by the Rev. Dr. ROWDEN at the residence of his parents on Wednesday.
The new BAPTIST CHURCH at Yellow Creek, in Newcastle Township, will be formally dedicated to the worship of God on Sunday, August 23rd. A general invitation is extended to all.
Our young friend, J. P. NELLANS, of Bloomingsburg, is undoubtedly the finest pen and pencil artist in this county...
A carpenter named HILL, while engaged in shingling along the eves of a house which is being erected by Mr. MILLIZER in Aubbeenaubbee Township, fell from a scaffold on Thursday morning and received severe injuries. Dr. I. E. WRIGHT of this place was at once called, and administered to the wants of the injured man. The doctor informs us that no bones were broken by the fall, but the head and shoulders received several painful contusions.
Daddy KUHN, as he is familiarly known by all who have ever visited Akron and stopped at the MONTOUR HOUSE, has recently come in possession of a small fortune of three or four thousand dollars by the death of a bachelor brother in Northampton County, P., aged 85 years. This little fortune received at this time while in moderate circumstances, and passing down the hill of life on the shady side of 80, will furnish many little enjoyments and comforts until the valley is reached and the journey ended.

(Sheriff's Sale)... in a cause wherein HENRY C. WRIGHT is plaintiff, and ELLIS WILSON, MARGRET WILSON, AARON L. BOWMAN, MARY L. BOWMAN and TYRA JONES are defendants I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 5th day of September, 1874 (real estate, described... in the town of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana) S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 22, 1874

ANDY STRONG contemplates building a fine brick residence this fall.
The VICKERY boys are keeping "Bachelors' Hall." CHARLEY prepares the "grub," and KELLY devours it.
The many customers of E. A. ARNOLD & SON will be sorry to learn that their polite and affable clerk, Miss MAGGIE DAVIS, is about to resign her position in the above mentioned institution. She goes out into the quiet country, out where the buttercups are blooming and the cowslips are slipping, to engage in her former occupation of teaching the young ideas where, when and how to shoot.

WM. BEARSS and lady have gone to Peru to spend a week in visiting among their friends.
MARRIED. -By Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his residence, Aug. 14, 1874, Mr. MICHAEL PERSCHBACHER and Mrs. ANNA BATZ.
-On Thursday, August 20, 1874, by the same, CYRUS L. BURTON and JULIA A. FALER, all of this county.
DIED. -Mr. ADAM SCHOLDER, one of our worthy German citizens, died very suddenly at his residence on Thursday morning. His funeral was attended on Friday by the fire department, of which he was a member, and a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends.

(Resolutions of Condolence) Hall of P. H. & L. Co., No. 1, August 21, 1874... Brother ADAM SCHOLDER... I. W. BROWN, M. O. REES, JNO. P. MYERS, Com. Rochester, Ind., Aug. 21, '74.

STRAYED AWAY, About August 6th, 1874, from my farm in Wayne Township, Fulton County, Ind., two milk Cows J. H. BUCHANAN.

(Notice to Non-Resident) JOHN A. HAYNES vs JAMES WALLING that said defendant is a non-resident of the State of Indiana... this 17th day of August, 1874. ABNER WOOD, Justice of the Peace.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 29, 1874

33rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CONVENTION. -The Democracy of Kosciusko, Marshall and Fulton met in convention in Plymouth on Wednesday, August 26, 1874, at 2 o'clock p.m., and was organized by the selection of J. S. SLICK of Fulton County as Chairman, and DAN. McDONALD of Marshall, Secretary...
... upon motion of Mr. BROWN of Fulton, there being no other candidate before the convention, PERRY O. JONES of Marshall County was nominated by acclamation for Prosecutor of the 33rd Judicial Circuit.
On motion A. T. BITTERS of Fulton County, ADAM VINNEDGE of Marshall County and F. J. ZIMMERMAN of Kosciusko County were selected to act as a District Central Committee for the ensuing two years ....
Mr. FRANK REED is erecting a dwelling house just north of the new school building in the south part of town, and we are informed that JOE. W. BEEBER is going to build one in the same neighborhood soon.

PEARSON'S BRASS BAND regales itself on the placidwaters of Lake Manitau these moonlight nights.
By a chain of circumstances two of the law firms of this place have changed names. CALKINS & SLICK are associated together, and JAMISON & CONNOR have formed a copartnership in the practice of law.
Mr. S. B. NEWCOMB and family started this week for Davenport, Iowa. They go by private conveyance, and perhaps have the best outfit for that way of traveling that ever went from this place. Mr. Newcomb was regarded as an excellent citizen, and we are sorry to part company with him.
When we made mention last week of the ROCHESTER BRASS and STRING BANDS we were not aware that the original SILVER BAND had been re-organized and ready to play on any occasion on short notice. Rochester is well supplied with bands, and such, too, as will do themselves and the town credit on any occasion.
Last week a suit was instituted by JOHN F. ANGERMAN against HARRY FEECE, a young man from the country, for attempting to provoke an assault. It appears that Feece had been guilty of committing a nuisance in the rear of a saloon building and in plain sight of said Angerman's dwelling. Against such conduct Angerman remonstrated, when the young man applied some not very mild epithets to the aged Teuton, whereupon he repaired to 'Squire REES and filed his complaint. The trial occupied one day, and the jury deliberated a long time and were dismissed, they failing to agree. Another trial was had on Saturday, and the jury finally found that Angerman was provoked by the words, "d --- n liar," to the amount of 50 cents, and the young man's fine accordingly fixed in that sum. As the matter now stands the costs foot up $63.20, fine 50 cents; total, $63.70. Such is justice, according to the verdict of a jury composed of twelve of your fellow countrymen.
The fall and winter terms of our city schools will open on Monday morning with a full corps of teachers. The new and handsome school house in the southeast part of town is fully completed and ready for occupancy. Miss EMMA STERNER and Miss LU. LONG will take charge of the schools in that building ...
Mr. G. HOLZMAN has positively adopted the one price system. Every article is marked in plain figures, and under no circumstance will the above rule be broken.
The citizens of the north end or any portion of the town may congratulate themselves over the establishment of a first class meat market in their midst by MERRICK & MACKEY...
After an absence of a year or two, Mr. MILT. MOORF, one of the finest artists in this part of the country, has returned and settled down to business in the Mrs. MANN building, over KIRTLAND's book store, and is prepared to take all kind of pictures in the latest and most improved style of the art....

(Notice to Non-Resident) HENRY W. BAILEY vs GEORGE B. CUSTER et al... that said defendant, George B. Custer, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 27th day of August, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 5, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, September 2, 1874
DIED. -Since our last we record the death of ABRAHAM BRUCE, an old citizen, and one of the first settlers of this part of the county.
-August 24th, 1874, HICKMAN ERVIN, son of RUFUS and MARY COX, aged 10 months and 25 days.
Funeral services by Elder E. M. McGRAW.
Mrs. YARLOTT is visiting friends at this place at present, but will return to her home in Brook, in the western part of the State, in a few days.
RICHARD HOGAN and lady will return to Kewanna in a few days. They are tired of the timbered country near Tippecanoetown, and think, as many others, that there are few places more pleasant than our part of the country.
MARRIED. -On Tuesday evening, 1st inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. WM. READER, Mr. JOHN SEARS to Miss CARRIE JACKSON, both of Kewanna.
A. T. JACKSON has the completest water works of any one in the township. He has purchased a wind pump, which raises the water to a tank that holds over 25 barrels of water, and from it he has pipes leading to his milk house, dwelling house, water trough, and to a fountain in the front yard ... - - - - ELI LEITER.

A new boot and shoe shop is being built on Pearl Street. G. G. LONG will occupy it.
Misses TELLA LYON, MAY SHIELDS and MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN have gone to Oxford, O., to attend school.
J. H. BEEBER returned from Kentucky on Wednesday, called home by the illness of Mrs. BEEBER.
ANDY DAVIDSON proposes to remove his billiard tables to the room formerly occupied by FERGUSON & ASHTON. The room is being fitted up for that purpose.
The colored citizens of the counties of Howard, Cass, Carroll, Wabash, Grant, Fulton and Miami will meet at Peru on the 15th inst., kill an ox and roast it, and have a big time generally.

DIED. -One by one the fathers of the county are passing away. On Tuesday morning Mr. THOMAS WHALEN, one of Wayne Township's oldest and most respected citizens, passed from earth away at the advanced age of 77 years. He was one of the earliest settlers, and one of the founders of the township, having assisted in its organization. He was the father of a large family, and done much for the advancement of the community in which he lived for so many years. He was universally esteemed by all who knew him for his many virtues and consistent course of life. His funeral was attended on Wednesday by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, who mourn the loss of an aged and valuable citizen.

The FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION met at the Court House, September 1st, 1874... President, Prof. W. H. GREEN, J. DAWSON was elected Secretary.
The following members were found to be present: W. H. GREEN, JOHN A. BARNETT, W. H. MOORE, ELI ROGERS, C. HAIMBAUGH, E. A. ARNOLD, JOHN R. SHOUP, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON and JOHN Q. HOWELL...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the month ending Aug. 31st, 1874: Miss Joy ANDERSON, J. BAUER, M. D. CLARK, J. M. COE, Mrs. Emma DAVIDSON, Milton DAVIS, M. DAWSON, Wm. FLETCHER, J. T. FOSTER, Miss GARNER, Mrs. E. A. GRAY, Geo. HATHAWAY, W. A. HENDERSON, Miss Livina HILL, Homer HOLIDAY, Joseph LASWON, Mrs. Emily LOOMIS, Frederic MERLICH, Dennis MORRIS, Miss Minnie THOPPE, Joseph ZOLMAN. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Sheriff's Sale) A. C. COPELAND vs CORNELIUS and DUMBAULD . . . I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 26th day of September, 1874... (real estate, described, in the town of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana) ... Taken as the property of AUGUSTUS D. CORNELIUS... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

11th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION at Peru... Thursday, Aug. 27th, 1874 ... (names mentioned): A. F. ARMSTRONG, RUFUS MAGEE, Judge LOUGHRIDGE, H. B. JAMISON, JONATHAN D. COX, J. W. KERN, J. S. SLICK, J. D. WILLIAMS, Gen. MOSS, J. N. TYNER, T. C. PHILLIPS ... The nominee, Hon. JONATHAN D. COX ... [biography set forth] ...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 12, 1874

PROCEEDINGS OF COMMISSIONERS' COURT... met at the Court House on Monday... [See Rochester UNION-SPY, Thursday, September 17, 1874]

KEWANNA ITEMS, September 9, 1874
The Kewanna GRANGE is making preparations for a good time at their pic-nic at this place on the 17th inst. It will be held in Mr. TROUTMAN's grove, which is one of the nicest in this vicinity.
GEORGE DAVIS and family, of Galveston, Ind., spent a few days with friends and relatives in this place and vicinity. Mr. Davis is a former resident of this place, and was hailed by many old and true friends.
Mr. E. TUCKER moved to Rochester to-day. Mr. Tucker is a good citizen, and we are sorry to part with him. His sale took place on Monday last, but the auctioneer had too much "Monterey benzine" to do much service, which killed the interest of the sale, and Mr. Tucker was the loser thereby.
ABEL GRAHAM is building a new house, A. J. TONER and ANDREW DUKES are both building new barns. The country is gradually improving. Years ago farmers spent their means in buying and improving all the land that joined them, but now, that the lands are all bought, and mostly in cultivation, they have commenced improving in the way of building new houses and barns, fixing fences, &c., which materially helps the looks of the country. - - - - ELI LEITER.

THIRD ANNUAL FAIR of the Fulton County Joint Stock Agricultural and Mechanical Society, To be held at the Fair Grounds, On September 24, 25 and 26, 1874 .... Admission 25 cents ...
(Notice of Administration) ELI ROGERS appointed Administrator of the estate of JACOB ZERBE, late of Fulton County, deceased... Sept. 7, 1874.

Two rival 'bus drivers had a set-to at the depot on Wednesday.
A sister of our German friend, LEVI HEILBRUN, arrived here on Wednesday night, recently from the Fatherland.
The large lump produced on the cranium of JIM GAINER by the accidental collision with a croquet mallet is slowly diminishing.
Mr. ANDREW ONSTOTT always pays his subscription promptly and remembers the printer annually by making him a present. This year he has our thanks for a lot of fine apples.
The FULTON COUNTY HORSE COMPANY meets at the Court House on Saturday, Sept. 19, 1874, at 10 o'clock a.m. All the members are requested to be present. C. H. ROBBINS, Sec'y.
J. M. BEEBER and the two Miss RALSTINS have returned from an extended tour through the eastern States whither they had gone for the improvement of the health of the latter. They rejoice in the benefits derived.
Pleasure excursionists are returning to their homes. JAMES O. MILLER returned this week, leaving his sister, Mrs. DAN. AGNEW, at Minneapolis, for further benefits to be derived from the bracing atmosphere of that climate.
LEROY ARMSTRONG, a former typo in this office, is now engaged on the Santa Rosa EXPRESS, California.
The CROQUET lunacy has broken out afresh. The court yard is the center of attraction for ground billiardists.
Yesterday the Commissioners and Surveyor drove the stakes for the location of the iron BRIDGE at Leiter's Ford. It is expected that the bridge will be completed before the winter sets in.
DIED. -The funeral services of Mrs. DEBORAH GOODRICH, who died on Wednesday evening last, took place yesterday at her late residence. Mrs. Goodrich was a devoted mother and leaves a husband and a large family of children to mourn their loss.
We want to see A. C. COPELAND, JAKE RANNELLS, TOM BELL, WM. WALLACE and JUD. AULT entered for the foot race at the County Fair. They are four of the largest and one of the smallest men in the county. If Jud. can't run before, he can ride on the breeze in the wake of the other four, and enjoy the ride if he can't win the money.
Some burglar, who evidently was possessed of the knowledge that Mr. GEO. H. WARNER, living about three miles southwest from town, had deposited in his dwelling, in a stand drawer, $83 in currency, invaded his premises on last Monday night for the purpose of procuring it. Effecting an entrance to the house, he proceeded to the stand and found the drawer locked. Not to be foiled, he carried the stand some distance from the house, broke open the drawer, and absconded with the money.

REMOVAL. ... Mrs. G. I. MILLER having found it necessary to occupy more room for her business, has moved her Millinery stock into the room lately occupied by ASHTON's BANK....

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 19, 1874

Sheriff MOON's eldest son is suffering severely with erysipelas.
The "devil" and all hands return thanks to DAVID EDWARDS for a lot of fine peaches.
The new Floral hall has just been completed on the Fair Grounds, and other improvements for the better display of articles put on exhibition.
An organ has been purchased for the use of the Rochester Graded School. About one-half of the funds for its purchase was secured by subscription, the balance to be paid by the Trustees.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE JOINT REPRESENTATIVE CONVENTION ... of Kosciusko and Fulton met in mass convention at Sevastopol on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1874. (names mentioned): MILO R. SMITH, A. W. ELLIOTT, E. ZIMMERMAN, A. T. BITTERS, C. W. HOLMAN, JEREMIAH LEITER was nominated in joint convention by acclamation, J. S. SLICK...

DIED. -On Sunday, Sept. 13th, 1874, Mrs. CHARLOTTE MASTELLER, aged 22 years, 6 months and 16 days.
The deceased was a victim of consumption, and notwithstanding everything was done by kind friends to lengthen out the brittle thread of life, death claimed her as his own at an early day in life. But six months ago she became the wife of HERBERT D. MASTELLER, upon whom the affliction falls most heavily.
-On Monday, Sept. 14th, 1874, Mrs. FANNY BRIGHT, aged 78 years, 7 months and 20 days.
Mrs. Bright had almost lived her four score years and was a useful and Christian lady. Thirty-six years ago, when this country was comparatively a wilderness, she, with her yet living though aged companion, settled in Henry Township, where she resided to the date of her death. She was the mother of a large family, many of whom are located around the old homestead, and enjoy the comforts of early industry.
-On Saturday, Sept. 12th, 1874, JOSEPH, son of Mr. and Mrs. ABRAHAMS.
But a few hours illness sufficed to transplant this bud from earth to a realm above. His remains were conveyed to Laporte and deposited in the Jewish cemetery.

KEWANNA ITEMS, September 16, 1874
About four years ago JOHN URBIN built a very nice little business house on Logan Street. We had never been inside that building until last week. We spent a few minutes there and bought at least five cents worth of peanuts. The reason we had never entered his retreat was because he sold intoxicating liquors; but this summer he closed out his stock, and now keeps on hand groceries, provisions, candies, ice cream, lemondae, &c., and invites the public to patronize him.
DIED. -On Saturday evening, Sept. 12th, MARY JANE, widow of the late SAMUEL DUKES.
Mrs. Dukes has been afflicted for some years with consumption, and at length it has completed its work, and another kind, Christian mother has been taken from among us. During her long affliction she bore her pain and suffering as only Christian mothers can, and has left an example of Christian fortitude that all would do well to follow and pattern after. Two orphan children, with many friends, are called to mourn the loss of a dear friend and kind mother, whose sphere on earth can never again be filled. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice of Dissolution) ... the copartnership heretofore existing between ELIZABETli ELAM and J. W. DAVIS, under the firm name of ELAM & DAVIS, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All claims due the late firm are payable to Elizabeth Elam, who will continue the business at the old stand, under the supervision of J. W. ELAM... Rochester, Ind., Sept. 17, 174.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 26, 1874

Miss JACOBY, a very fine looking young lady of Bloomsburg, Penn., is visiting relatives at this place.
FRANK DILLON is not only a first-class blacksmith, but he handles the brush with great artistic skill.
MILT. WHITTENBERGER of Peru causes the young men of Akron to stand back and gaze with awe and admiration upon him and his elegantly matched blacks as he dashes through our streets at a 2:40 gait.
Mr. ONSTOTT's industry is equal almost to any emergency, but his strong right arm cannot manipulate the tin rapidly enough to supply the constant demand for fruit cans.
Our invalids, among whom are Dr. TERRY, ALEX. CURTIS and C. MAUDLIN, have betaken themselves to Three Rivers, Mich., to luxuriate in and imbibe the invigorating waters of the illustrious springs located at that place. BILL CURTCHER and IKE AULT will follow as soon as they can perfect their arrangements.

PROCEEDINGS OF ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION... at the Court House on Saturday, Sept.19th, 1874... Mr. WM. McMAHAN as President and A. T. BITTERS as Secretary... nomination of a candidate for Justice of the Peace to supply the vacancy occasioned by the removal of CHARLES E. REYNOLDS ... (names mentioned): Dr. HARTER, JOHN W. DAVIS... (elected by acclamation)... L. M. MONTGOMERY, DAN. AGNEW, THOMAS MEREDITH, JOHN McMAHAN...

The JUNIOR BRASS BAND of Rochester furnishes the music for the Fair.
Quite a number of canvas-decked wagons have passed through the city this week, going West.
DIED. -The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD died on Monday and was buried on Tuesday.
After an absence of a few months CHARLEY REYNOLDS has returned to town with the intention of staying.
B. F. CARTER will have a public sale on Oct. 6th, and MARION YOUNG on the 9th. Both have a western fever.
Mr. and Mrs. AB. BEARSS of Michigan City are spending a few days at this place, visiting among their many friends and old associates.
Old father EDWARDS, who went to Kansas four years ago, has returned to this place after being eaten out of house and home by the pesky grasshoppers.
Fat hogs are remarkably scarce throughout the county, but CHARLES W. HOLMAN succeeded in picking up a car load of very fine ones after considerable riding, which he shipped from this point on Wednesday.
The extreme suffering of Sheriff MOON's little boy for the past two weeks was occasioned by the cruelty of some of his schoolmates of larger growth pushing him into a ditch and dislocating his shoulder. Parents and teachers, so far as possible, should do their utmost to prevent such rough sports of scholars on their way to and from school, whereby the smaller children are injured in person.
CIRCUIT COURT will convene on the fourth Monday in October, the same being the 26th day. The following persons have been chosen as Grand Jurors for that term: SAMUEL BEATTIE, JOHN BRANTHOFFER, SAMUEL FREAR, M. P. MERIDITH, C. H. ROBBINS, JOHN JOHNSON, JOHN EWING, S. H. FARRY, J. P. SMITH, JOHN W. DAVIS, JACOB PERSCHBACHER, JOHN AYDELOTT.

The dwelling house on the farm lying east of the lake owned by DAVID RADER, and occupied by CLAYTON CARR and his family, was destroyed by fire on Thursday. The family was at dinner at the time of the outbreak, but so rapid was the flames in their work of destruction that nothing save a few small articles were saved from the devouring element. The fire originated in a room used as a dry house for the drying of fruit.

Mr. JOHN McMICHAEL, the proprietor of the EAGLE FLOURING MILLS at LINCOLN, Ind., has placed us under obligation by presenting us with a sack of his choicest brand of flour ... He will soon establish an agency for the sale of his flour at this place...

A PRINCELY WEDDING, ROYAL FEAST AND SOCIAL PARTY. -An event unparalleled in the history of Rochester for grandeur, occurred on Thursday evening, Sept. 24th, 1874, upon the occasion of the marriage of Mr. J. A. HUGHSTON and Miss MINNIE SHRYOCK... The ceremony took place at the Presbyterian church at 7:30 p.m., the services being conducted by Rev. WEDDELL, pastor of the Episcopal church at Peru ... Miss ELLA J. REX presided at the organ ... From the church the newly wedded couple repaired to the residence of Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, the bride's father, where they received the congratulations of a host of friends from Peru, Fort Wayne, Warsaw, and this place.... Mr. Hughston is a gentleman well and favorably known to many of our citizens, he having at one time been ticket and general freight agent on the I. P. & C. Railroad at this place... and is now General Ticket Agent of the Detroit, Eel River and Illinois Railroad, with headquarters at Logansport. Minnie is the idol of the whole community ....

KEWANNA ITEMS, September 23, 1874
Mrs. NORA KILMER of Topeka, Kansas, is visiting friends at this place at present.
ALICE COOPER in our last should read ALEXANDER COOPER ...
A. D. TONER received some severe cuts and bruises on the face by being thrown from a buggy. At present he is doing well and feeling much better ...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 3, 1874

LIST OF PREMIUMS Awarded by the Fulton County Agricultural Society at its Third Annual Fair:
(Leather and Leathern Manufacture) E. R. BOYER, MYERS & NEAL, V. ZIMMERMAN
(Furniture) C. HOOVER
(Grade Cattle) JOS. WILHOIT
(Fat Cattle Sheep and Hogs) THEO. MONTGOMERY
(Southdown and Middle Wool Sheep) JOHN PRILL, WM. LOOMIS
(Walking Horses) L. D. ADKINSON
Oldest Person - Rev. ADRIAN FOOTE.
(Special List)
Best collection Mounted Insects, GEO MOORE.
Best collection Mounted Birds and Animals, VERNON GOULD.
Best collection Shells, &c., Dr. FAIRBANK.
(Trotting, open to all Horses) ENOCH STURGEON
(Four Year Olds) Dr. JAMES SMITH, Dr. J. F. CRONY
(Facing Match) F. M. ASHTON, JOHN CHAMP

Rev. R. D. UTTER is now duly installed in his position at this place, and may be heard from each Sabbath.
A good umbrella was lost between town and the Fair Grounds during the fair by B. C. WILSON...
Mrs. E. J. RYLAND goes to Richmond on Monday to attend the marriage of Rev. Mr. GORDON and Miss BESSIE KIBBY, which will take place on Wednesday.
SAMUEL RUSSELL has returned from Kansas. We have not learned whether the grasshoppers eat him out or not, but one by one those who went west are returning to their starting point.
It might be inferred from what we said last week that JOHN McMICHAEL had purchased the LINCOLN FLOURING MILL. John would have us say that he is only "boss" miller ...
Mrs. SUSIE SMITH is said to have had the finest and most valuable specimens of flowers, plants on exhibition at Floral Hall, and the committee would gladly have awarded her the first premiums but lacking the varieties it was given to another.
Mr. DAN. VANTRUMP, of Missouri, formerly of this place, is visiting his brothers and old acquaintances of this county. He has been a resident of Missouri for several years, and is very partial to that State,
J. S. SLICK is the recipient of a very fine present from the hands of HARRY EDWARDS, who is a convict in the Michigan City State's prison. Said present is a beautiful arm-chair, and is the workmanship of his own hands. Harry, it will be remembered, in an evil hour abstracted from Wolf's jewelry case certain jewelry, and was sentenced to two years' hard labor for his folly. The present, we presume, is in token of his appreciation of Slick's masterly effort as an attorney to avert the sentence of imprisonment at Michigan City.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. The STAVE FACTORY Burned. Loss from $5,000 to $8,000.
Yesterday morning, between the hours of 2 and 3 oclock, the Stave Factory, situated in the southeastern portion of town, on the line of the I. P. & C. Railroad, and owned by CLARKE & WEAVER, was discovered to be on fire. At that hour in the morning very few people were astir, and being so far removed from the main portion of town, some time elapsed before the people could be alarmed, and the consequence was that, it being a wooden structure, filled with combustible material, it was beyond the power of human agency to save any portion of the buildings or their contents, so rapid were the flames in their work of destruction. In an hour the labor of years and the expenditure of thousands of dollars was swept away. The loss to the firm will amount to about $6,000, not a dollar of which was covered by insurance. The office, sheds and considerable material, all of which were somewhat removed from the main buildings, were saved; but the burning of the buildings and machinery is not only a severe loss to the proprietors, but to the community in general. Aside from the manufacture of staves, heading and spokes were manufactured in endless quantities, engaging the labor of 25 hands when running to its full capacity. The fact that this number of men are thrown out of employment at this season of the year, and the further fact that thousands of dollars have each winter been put in circulation among the farmers of this county for the pure chase of timber, which will now cease, makes it a disaster to the whole community that will be severely felt.
Messrs. Clarke & Weaver have no idea of how the fire originated. Usually they keep a watchman employed to guard against accident during the night, but the night in question was an exception to their usual vigilance. All that is worth saving from the ruins is being removed, but the proprietors have no settled purpose as to whether they will rebuild or not. It is to the interest of the citizens of Rochester to have the establishment replaced upon a more gigantic scale than the one destroyed, and whatever encouragement they need should be cheerfully given.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the month ending Sept. 30, 1874: L. M. ALBRIGHT, Mrs. A. ANDERS, Antrim BEEKS, John BLUNK, Mrs. L. BOWMAN, Mrs. Mary BRUICE, D. S. BUSSERT, Boss BURGET, John T. BURROUGHS, Molly CARY, Wm CLAY, D. C. DEENDRECH, Mahala
GAIRITTE, W. B. HESS, Samuel HOUSER, John HOOVER, Henry HUBER, Mason JAQUA, Thomas KING, Mrs. A. LAMBERT, Frank LIN, Miss C. McCARTER, Elizabeth McCARTER, Mrs. A. J. McFADDEN, A. MERRITT, Mrs. Ollie MILLS, Daniel MUNGER, Levy O'DELL, R. REED, Otto D. ROBINSON, Miss Louisa ROW, Starling SCOTT, Mrs. Sue SNIDER, Miss Callie TABLER, H. O. VOSBURGH & CO., Martin WEAVER, Wm. L. WILEY, William WREP. - - - - Mrs. E. T. RYLAND, P.M.

DIED. -On Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 1874, in the eastern portion of this township, Mr. JOHN VANLUE, aged 29 years.
-On Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 1874, in Rochester, Miss ( - - - - ) HUNT, aged 12 years. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Citizens Cemetery, Rochester Twp: ADELIA HUNT, dau. of E. & J. A. HUNT, died Sept. 28, 1874, age 12yr & 5mo)
-On Thursday, Oct 1st, 1874, LOLA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. GREEN, of this place, aged 14 months and 8 days. Funeral service yesterday afternoon by Rev. UTTER and Father FOOTE.
-On Monday, Sept. 28th, 1874, an infant of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. BROWN of this place.
-on Yesterday morning, Mrs. M. C. BROWN of this place. Funeral services to-day.
-On the 23rd of August, Mr. E. E. BROWN (of the firm of PECK & BROWN) aged 47 years.
Mr. Brown was engaged with a party of men, at the head of the river, in getting out railroad ties. On Saturday morning last, some of the party had felled a tree, and the jar of the tree caused an old rotten stub of a tree, which stood near by, to give way and fall, striking Mr. Brown about the hips, and injuring him so badly, that he died on the following day, Sunday. As the stub was falling, the men called out to him to get out of the way, and the deceased looked up, saw the tree coming directly upon him, but moved not until it struck him. When the men got to him, they thought he was dead, but finding his pulse yet beating, they resorted to such remedies as they had on hand, and succeeded in bringing him to consciousness. Upon being asked by his attending physician, Dr. LESTER, why he did not get out of the way, he replied, that "he could not move." All was done for him that could be, but of no avail. His remains were brought to this city on Monday last, the funeral took place on Tuesday at his home, on Cass St., and was largely attended by sympathizing relatives and friends. Mr. Brown has been among us four or five years, and by his social qualities, and manliness of heart, has won for himself many warm friends. Faults he may have had, who of us have not? He was a kind father, and a good neighbor. He leaves a wife, three children, and a large circle of friends to mourn his death.
Mr. ELIAS BROWN was formerly a citizen of this place, well respected by all who knew him, and the above notice of his sudden untimely death we find in a paper published at his late home in Greenville, Mich., which we copy for the benefit of his numerous friends at this place.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 10, 1874

DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET: For Clerk, SAMUEL KEELY. For Auditor, CHARLES W. CAFFYN. For Treasurer, DAVID E. McCaughey. For Recorder, CHES. CHAMBERLAIN. For Sheriff, SIDNEY R. MOON. For Commissioner, GEORGE CARTER. For Real Estate Appraiser, REUBEN VANTRUMP. For Surveyor, SILAS J. MILLER. For Coroner, JOSEPH McKEE.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. [Members of Kewanna Grange, No. 922 sign statement backing JEREMIAH LEITER, the candidate for joint Representative for Fulton and Kosciusko Counties] ... P. S. TROUTMAN, Master and President of County Council, J. A. COOK, Secretary, HENSON BENNETT, Steward. JUD. BENNETT, I. N. McCOY, A. T. JACKSON, ALBERT TUCKER, H. B. APT, SOLOMON JACKSON, G. W. SINGER, ISAAC H. KERSEY, H. N. TROUTMAN, JOHN WEARY, J. W. HUTCHINSON.

(Administrator's Sale) ... at public outcry, at the late residence of the deceased, in Richland Township, Fulton County, on Saturday, the 31st day of October 1874, the personal property (described) ... ELI ROGERS, Administrator.

JOHN BEEBER and family go to Kentucky next week, where they intend to spend the winter.
E. S. BARNES is making arrangements to remove to Logansport to engage in undertaking exclusively.
SAM. KEELY traded residences with GEORGE SERGEANT and then sold the Sergeant property. He intends purchasing a lot and building a residence for himself early next spring.
Mr. DAVID COOPER having purchased what is known as the True property, has added another story to the dwelling and otherwise improved the premises, which makes it a very desirable residence.
D. W. SHRYOCK, a former resident of this place, and yet well known to the citizens of this county, dropped in to see us one day this week. He proposes to thoroughly canvass this county (for three books) ... you will be convinced that they are just the books you need in your library.
BEN CRAVEN has returned from his long visit to Minnesota very much improved in health, and may in the future be found at his Art Gallery...

KEWANNA ITEMS, October 7, 1874
REUBEN MINTON is proud of the name pap. It's a girl.
A young Miss, weighing 11 lbs, has taken up lodging at the house of HICKMAN PHILLIPS.
JOHN URBIN has built a very substantial ice house...
The post office has made its move. It is now in the shoe shop belonging to JOHN STUBBS, on Logan Street. It is the best office we have had.
Mrs. LOVEY MOHLER has built a very neat dwelling on East Street, just south of PHILLIPS & LEITER's barn, where she expects to live the remainder of her days.
For some days past Mrs. ELLEN CARTER, who has been afflicted with that fatal disease, consumption, has not been expected to live, but at this writing she appears a little better.
A number of Kansas folks are returning to this part of the country after being eaten out by the grasshoppers. Among the number is MICHAEL BARNET, FRANK BURDGE, and Dr. R. W. JACKSON.
PETER BRUNK, Jr., is almost totally insane, and is a very pitiable sight, indeed. Some months ago he received an injury, from which he has never fully recovered, and of late he has been afflicted by nervous fever, which has confined him to his room almost a total maniac.
Dr. W. T. CLELAND has the nicest and best walled well in town....

(Notice of Administration) ... JACOB KRIEG appointed Administrator of
the estate of ADAM SCHOLDER, late of Fulton County, deceased... Oct 8, 1874.

(Estray Notice) ... that on the 21st day of August, 1874, I took up as a trespassing stray animal a bay mare (described). Said estray was reported to WM. REES, a Justice of the Peace for Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana. EDWARD T. ANDERSON. Oct 1, 1874.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 17, 1874

AFTER THE BATTLE! A GLORIOUS VICTORY! [election returns - - - -]

THE TIE VOTE. -There occurred at the late general election something that has never been known before in this county, and which may not take place again for years, and perhaps never. We refer to the equal number of votes cast for CHARLES W. CAFFYN and JOHN A. BARNETT, candidates for County Auditor...

KEWANNA ITEMS, October 14, 1874
MARRIED. -On Tuesday evening, Oct. 13th, by Elder E. M. McGRAW, Mr. SALATHIEL BROWN to Miss MARY HOTT, both of Wayne Township.
-Also, about two weeks ago, by H. B. APT, Mr. A. COOPER to Miss DILLA HARVEY.
DIED. -Saturday night, Oct. 10th, Mrs. ELLEN CARTER, wife of J. W. CARTER, aged 33 years and 7 months.
Mrs. Carter has been a long and patient sufferer with that terrible disease -- consumption. She died with a firm faith in her Savior, knowing for the past year that her departure from this life was near at hand.
EDWARD TONER, while shipping stock last week, stopped at Columbus, O., and while attending to his stock on Sunday night was knocked down by a burglar, who attempted to go through his pockets, but the approach of a brakeman with his lantern caused the burglar to make a hasty retreat, leaving Mr. Toner with a bad wound on the back of his head and his pockets badly cut.

(Estray Notice) About two weeks since, a dark, red cow (described) strayed from my residence at Kewanna... JOHN Q. HOWELL, Kewanna, Ind.

Miss MARIA CAFFYN has gone to spend the winter with her sister at Lincoln, Nebraska.
BOSWELL & BURKET have opened a branch dental office at Bourbon. Dr. Burket will hold forth at that point one week in each month.
A wholesale liquor house has been established in Rochester. The treachery of professional temperance men on election day, no doubt, lent encouragement to the enter-
ELIJAH PARSON, of Henry Township, will sell off his farm stock at public auction on the 31st, and remove with his family to Rochester, he having purchased the Sergeant property on Pearl street.
MARRIED. -Aside from the general election on Tuesday, Mr. GEORGE McCLOUD, of Henry Township, elected to take unto himself Mrs. SMITH, a widowed lady of the same township. Both are old enough to choose a proper hour for retiring. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages: GEORGE McCLOUD m. PHEBE SMITH, Oct. 13, 1874)
GEORGE GOSS, one of the substantial farmers of this township, will sell off all his farming implements, stock, &c., on the 24th inst., and remove to Rochester and become one of her citizens. Mr. Goss will be a valuable accession to Rochester.
Mr. and Mrs. HUGHSTON returned from their eastern bridal tour on Wednesday, and received the congratulations of their many friends. Mrs. Hughston will remain with her relatives and friends a few days, when she will repair to Logansport, her future home.
Mr. JAMES O. MILLER informs us that he will leave Rochester on Monday to engage in the mercantile trade at Pittsburg, Penn. Jim is one of the best young men of our acquaintance, who has lived in this county from his infancy and won for himself an enviable reputation as a man of good business qualifications and moral character...
AL. J. KITT, a worthy young man of this place, and known as the "BUD MEANS" correspondent of the SPY, has just returned from Chicago where he made purchases of a press, type and printing material for the establishment of a printing office for the publication of a weekly paper at Remington, Ind. Mr. Kitt has had considerable experience in the newspaper business as a compositor, job printer and writer....
DIED. -On Saturday, October 10th, 1874, Mrs. E. J. GOOD, aged 44 years, 1 month and 17 days.
Mrs. Good was the loving companion of ISAAC GOOD, who is well and favorably known by the entire people of this county, and who sympathize with him in his bereavement. As early as the year 1850 they were married and settled in this county, where she has since lived, enjoying the warm friendship of her many friends drawn to her by her many virtues. The funeral service was held at the residence on Sabbath last and were conducted by Rev. ELLIOTT, after which her remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, many friends and relatives dropping a sympathetic tear o'er her last resting place. NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery: ELIZA J. GOOD, wife, Aug. 23, 1830 Oct. 10, 1874)

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 24, 1874

(Sheriff's Sale) ABNER THOMPSON vs REUBEN DARR... I will expose at public sale ... Saturday, the 14th day of November, 1874... (real estate, described, situate in Fulton County, Indiana) ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. October 22, A.D. 1874. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'y for Pl'ff.

DAVID RANNELLS and family have removed to Wabash.
GEO. GREGSON dumped into our waste basket a peck of the largest potatoes that we have seen this season...
CHARLEY JACKSON has moved into his new mansion erected this season on Pearl Street, and SAM. KEELY has removed to his old homestead, formerly occupied by WM. ASHTON and family.
The stone work for the new iron BRIDGE at Leiter's Ford is completed, and received by the Commissioners. The iron for the bridge will be on immediately, and the people of that community will soon rejoice over the fact of having the best bridge in the county.
A lad by the name of LEVAU, engaged as a laborer on the farm of THOMAS MERCER, had his wrist and elbow dislocated in a scuffle with a comrade on last Sabbath evening. On Monday morning he was brought to town and the joints were properly adjusted by Dr. HILL.
BILL CARTER thinks that it is not necessary for a man to have a great amount of "book larnin"' to be able to raise large apples ...
Some very valuable property will be sold by J. B. CUNNINGHAM and MARY BEATTIE in Wayne Township, near Mt. Vernon, on Wednesday, November 11, 1874, consisting in part of horses, cows, farming implements, &c. Among other things will be sold the valuable stable horse "New Dominion." This horse is acknowledged by the best of judges to be the finest horse in the country...
C. T. SWIHART is fully prepared to put up life-sized pictures in the highest style of the art... enlarging ordinary pictures to life-size, and finishing them up in colors... call on him at Craven's picture gallery.

(Sheriff's Sale) CHANDLER & TAYLOR vs REUBEN DARR... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 14th day of November, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. October 22, 1874. G. W. HOLMAN, Attorney for Pl'ff.

(Estray Notice) ... that on the 21st day of August, 1874, I took up as a trespassing stray animal a bay mare (described) ... reported to WM. REES, a Justice of the Peace for Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana. EDWARD T. ANDERSON. Oct. 1, 1874.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 31, 1874

A Mr. LAWRENCE is the new agent for the Howe sewing machine in this county.
Rochester is supplied with eleven billiard tables and all are kept in pretty constant use.
MYRON T. OSGOOD has returned to Rochester for a brief period, looking hale and hearty.
Our thanks are due DAVID EDWARDS for a lot of excellent apples that were enjoyed by all hands.
JOHN W. DAVIS was chosen foreman of the grand jury at its late session ...
The fire wardens, consisting of MAX SILBERBERG, D. W. LYON and FRANK RICHTER, are making calls for the purpose of examining stove pipes and flues to know if they are perfectly secure against fire.
MARRIED. -On Sunday, Oct. 25th, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, at the parsonage, Mr. DAVID HARTER and IONA LAHMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. BARNES gave their daughter JENNIE a very pleasant surprise and birthday party on Monday evening...
DIED. -Mr. JACOB BRIGHT, one of the oldest citizens of Henry Township, died at his residence on Monday, October 26, 1874, aged 54 years, 11 months and 26 days. He had been a resident of the county for 36 years, and shared in the toils and privations consequent upon locating in a new and almost uninhabited county. He will be remembered by his relatives and friends as an honest and upright man and exemplary Christian.
E. FLINN has opened in the Sergent building, opposite the Court House, a wholesale and jobbing liquor house. Having on hand the very best quality of all kind of Brandies, Wines, Whiskeys, &c., ... He has also a large stock of the finest brands of Tobaccos and Cigars ...

A CLEAR CASE OF BIGAMY. -common rumor says that there are a great many men who have a desire to possess more wives than one, but outside of Brigham Young's domain there are but few who dare to brave the vengeance of his first love or the prospect of wearing heavy but cheap jewelry furnished at States prisons by marrying another. But there are exceptions to the rule, and FRANK BEEVER in this case is the exception. Frank is a resident of this county, having lived in Newcastle Township a number of years, where he married an estimable young lady by the name of KESSLER, and by their union are possessed of two bright children. He prefixes Prof. before his name, which title, we presume, he claims by virtue of having peddled a patent medicine over this State and Illinois. He was also engaged in selling a patent washing machine for a time. He is also a painter, for it was while thus engaged at Mrs. NORRIS', a few miles south of town, that he became enamored of her daughter, a rather prepossessing lady of about 19 years of age. His story is that while there at work she took particular pains to make herself as agreeable as possible in his presence, and although he told her that he was a married man, she took no thought of that, but continued to lavish her af fections upon him until in an evil hour a crime was committed. From that time on their attachment for each other became stronger, and an elopement was agreed upon. They stole away from the house, came to Rochester, and took the night train south with no definite point in view. They stopped at Peru until the next morning, when they went to Logansport and stopped at a private boarding house. Then they determined to get married, and by the aid of an attachee of the boarding house a license was obtained, although neither of the parties were residents of that county. A Justice of the Peace tied the knot and pronounced them husband and wife. After enjoying the sweets of married life for a season he began to reflect upon the enormity of the crime he had committed, and he resolved to return her to her mother. Engaging a livery team for that purpose he did bring her home as the girl supposed to get her clothing, but once at home her mother detained her there. Beever having his charge off his hands, returned to Newcastle Township and stopped at JOHN CATES', after which he had an interview with his first wife, and was soon after arrested and lodged in the county jail on a charge of bigamy. The story as related is in substance as received from him by us. He feels very penitent and is quite despondent, so much so that on Thursday he threatened to take his life, and perhaps would have done so if he had been provided with a weapon. He insisted that he wanted to shave himself and desired to be furnished with a razor for that purpose, but his request was refused. It is not probable that his trial will take place at this term, and before another three months rolls round he may become reconciled to the probable fate that awaits him.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the month ending October 31, 1874: Samuel BURNS, A. J. CARR, Geo. COOK, Mark COOK, Mrs. Fannie COOLEY, Frank DAVIDS, G. G. FROMERY, G. W. HALL, Miss Rebecca HOOD, Irenias M. HOFFMAN, Wiley JOHNSON, George KEEN, Susan MOSS, Mrs. O. D. REABES G. W. REYNOLDS, A. B. SURBER, Geo. A. VARAKEN, Dr. WALKER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 7, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 4, 1874
DANIEL HUDKINS will move to town as soon as the sign is right. What phenomena of the moon their sign is in we cannot say.
JOHN MYERS, our harness-maker, is as happy as a big sunflower, because he has a boy almost large enough (at least he thinks so) to help him in the shop.
Uncle ISAAC CANNON is now visiting his old friends in Connecticut. Before going he bought each of his daughters, daughters-in-law and grand-daughters a dress each, making in all about sixteen.
With the warmest sympathies of the entire community, J. LEITER and wife left for the Pacific coast on Tuesday of last week. He tenders his sincere thanks to his many friends, both Republicans and Democrats, for their earnest labor and support duing the late campaign, almost overcoming a majority of 500 ...

(Sheriff's Sale) OLIVER A. KEYS vs WM. H. HARPER & WM. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of November, 1874... (real estate, described) in Lyon & Kendrick's addition to the town of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. SIDNEY KEITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ... CHARLES COURTER vs OLIVER P. DILLON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of November, 1874... (real estate, described) ... situate in Fulton County, IndiAna... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. SIDNEY KEITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ... RETTING & COLE vs JACOB KREIG... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of November, 1874... (real estate, described)...in Bozarth's addition to the town of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CALKINS, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Commissioner's Sale) ... the undersigned Commissioner of the Court, will sell at private sale on the premises in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana... Saturday, November 28, 1874... (real estate, described) ... situate in Fulton County, Indiana... THOMAS BALL, Commissioner. CALKINS & SLICK, Attorneys.

(Notice of Administration) ... GEORGE GRUPP appointed Administrator of
the estate of ISAAC ADAMS, late of Fulton County, deceased... Nov. 5th, 1874.

(Estray Notice) From the subscriber, living at Lincoln, Indiana,
about the 18th of October, a bright bay mare... W. H. HOOVER, Lincoln, Ind.

WM. HEFFLEY is completing a new residence on South Street.
A telegram hastened MACK ASHTON to Lima, O., on Monday to see his wife, who is reported to be dangerously ill.
A suit between the First National Bank and GEORGE BEARSS for nearly $10,000 has been sent to Laporte on a change of venue.
P. O. JONES, the new Prosecuting Attorney, has been attending Court this week, and Mr. ESSICK has been relieved from that duty.
A $25,000 mortgage was foreclosed at the present term of the Circuit Court by STEPHEN TABOR of Logansport against LONG & MILLER, formerly of this place.
DEO HAUK, who married one of Rochester's fair daughters and set up in the jewelry trade at Topeka, Kan., has since returned and is now located at Logansport.
L.M. SPOTTS, our former townsman, has changed his residence from Palmyra, N. Y., to Lodi, Medina County, Ohio, and is engaged in contracting for railroad work.
MAX SILBERBERG rejoices and is exceedingly glad because it is a girl and will be a week old to-morrow.
JAMES BABCOCK, of Greenville, Mich., has been visiting his friends and relatives at this place this week. His appearance indicates that the bracing air of the Michigan Pineries agrees well with him.
Rev. DICKSON of Argos had been holding a protracted meeting at the SHEETS settlement in Henry Township when he was taken ill and died at the residence of a Mr. HARTMAN's on Tuesday. His remains were taken to Argos for interment.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Marshall County, Ind. Cemeteries, Vol. 2: Eld. BAYLESS L. DICKSON, May 5, 1818 - Nov. 3, 1874.]

Owing to the extreme illness of Mrs. JOHN GREEN, mother of our County Superintendent, he has been unable from constant watching at her bedside to prepare the programme and order of exercises for the Teachers' County Institute..

FRANK BEEVER, the bigamist, of whom mention was made last week, has been taken to Logansport for trial. His last marriage took place there, and according to the requirements of the statutes it is essential that he be tried where the offense was committed. Sheriff MOON escorted him thither before Esquire McGREGOR, before whom he waived an examination, and was sent to jail to await the session of the Circuit Court on the 16th. He acknowledges the commission of the crime, and only relies on the clemency of the Court to pass sentence upon him for a short time.

MARRIED. -On Thursday, Oct. 29, 1874, by Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER,
at the residence of W. W. ANDERSON in Akron, Mr. PIERCE PONTIOUS and Miss LYDIA BOOKS...
-On Sunday, Nov. 1st, 1874, by the same, at the residence of ELY STRONG, near Akron, Mr. LAFAYETTE WILHOIT and Miss SARAH E. KITCHEN.
-On Sunday, Nov. lst, 1874, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, at the parsonage, Mr. JACOB J. WAGNER and Miss PERMELIA HEETER.
-Novc 5, 1874, by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK, Mr. ALVIN L. ROBBINS and Mrs. SARAH J. HOLMES.
-At the Treasurer's office, Nov. 5, 1874, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, JAMES

DIED. -On Sunday, Nov. Ist, 1874, CLARA ELLEN, daughter of JACKSON and CATHARINE MORRIS, aged 2 years, 7 months and 27 days.
-On Monday, Nov. 2, 1874, in Henry Township, Mr. ENOS SHEETS, aged about 55 years.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, having moved from Ohio thirty-five (years) ago and settled upon the land which was his late home. Being a man of quiet and retiring disposition, he was not generally known, but among his many neighbors and friends he was known as a man of sterling integrity, quiet and unassuming in his manners, and generous in his hospitality. May he rest in peace!
-On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1874, seven miles east of Rochester, Rev. BAYLESS L. DICKSON, aged 56 years, 5 months and 28 days.
He was a preacher in the Christian church, and had labored in the Master's vineyard for 20 years. His remains were taken to Argos, his home, on Wednesday, and buried by the I.O.O.F.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 7, 1874: Sam. BRINEY, R. BLUE, John DIAMOND, Wm. HOOVER, Alexander NORDSTRUM, F. H. MOSS, Mrs. Elizabeth ORNET, Peter SMITH, ANNA Wright. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

LOST. On Nov. 4th, by Mrs. E. CALKINS, a round gold and black enameled ear ring. Any one finding and returning the same will be properly and fully rewarded. Mr. E. CALKINS.

A CLEAN SWEEP. The undersigned is manufacturing the best brooms to be found in any market. BROOMS are manufactured on shares and the very highest price paid for all the broom corn in the county delivered at my broom factory in Henry Township, seven miles east of Rochester, and a quarter of a mile south of the Akron road. WM. H. CURTIS.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 14, 1874

(Notice of Survey)... JOHN W. COSTELLO. SILAS J. MILLER, Surveyor.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Aubbeenaubbee Township, October 12, 1874, and reported to JAMES HAY, a Justice of the Peace of said township, an estray iron gray mare colt... Appraised at $40. SAMUEL J. BARGER.

A. T. METCALF, former proprietor of this paper, now resides in Buchanan, Michigan.
Miss BELLE BARNES has just returned from an eight months' visit with friends in New York.
HEILBRUN & WILE have exported a lot of hides to Germany and hope to realize handsomely on them.
The Presbyterian church social will be held at the residence of Mr. H. D. WEAVER on Tuesday evening next.
The young folks had a lively hop at Music Hall last Saturday night and will repeat the same this evening.
WM. KINDIG of Henry Township has sold his farm and started this week for California. If he finds the Pacific coast to his liking he will return and remove his family there in the spring.
Peru had another jail delivery last week and among the number escaping was MILT. BUCKLY and FRANK WHITTENBERGER. Frank is an old jail bird and not easily confined. His last offense was that of stealing a horse. Fearing a trip to Michigan City, where he would get a fresh breeze off the lake, he undertook and succeeded in digging a trench from his cell to the outer wall of the jail and escaped. VINT. O'DONNEL was put upon his track, and, in company with JOHN P. MYERS of this place, proceeded on Sunday night to Claypool, a small station on the railroad north of Silver Lake, when they succeeded in capturing him. They returned him to Peru, and he is now again in durance vile. When caught he was in possession of plenty of money, and would soon been out of harm's way.
MARRIED. -On Nov. 12th, 1874, by Rev. SMITH, at his residence, Mr.
TAYLOR CARR and Mrs. SARAH EATON, both of this county.
DIED. -At her home in Perrysburg, Ind., Nov 12, 1874, MARGARET A. SIMONTON, aged about 33 years. Funeral services at the Presbyterian church, Perrysburg, at 10 a.m., Nov. 12th.
MAGGIE was a child of affliction, but pain and disease, instead of producing the usual affect, seemed to bring out all the better qualities of her nature, so that where we would expect to find the fretful, querulous disposition of the invalid we found a gentle nature, made happy by a childlike trust in Him that "doeth all things well." Although possessed of but little bodily strength, she was not content to let her talent remain unimproved, but made music a study and the teaching of the same a profession, and many homes throughout the country where she has been loved and appreciated as a teacher will be saddened by the news that Maggie has gone to her long home.
-Mr. WM. CARTER received the startling intelligence on Sunday evening last that his oldest daughter, Mrs. ORA McCRAY, living at Greencastle, Ind., was at death's door and requested his presence. He repaired to her side immediately, but did not arrive there until the lamp of life had been extinguished. The deceased was about 27 years of age, well known and highly respected in this community. After her marriage to Mr. LEVI McCRAY she removed with him to his present residence, where they started together in life, full of hope and happy thoughts for the future. But alas for human hopes! Death called her home when in the full enjoyment of earthly blessings. Her funeral was largely attended by her many friends in her new home who appreciated her worth as a lady of culture and fine social qualities. The services were conducted by Rev. S. TALLMAN, under the auspices of Brick Chapel Grange, of which she was a member, and at which chapel cemetery is her last resting place.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 14, 1874: George COOK, Mrs. Sally CRANE, Miss Maggie ELBINS, John J. JONES, Devault SHAFER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

LOST. On Saturday morning, Nov. 7th, 1874, either at Heilbrun & Wile's store or on the sidewalk between that point and Cowgill's residence, a leathern pocket-book ... JONATHAN MONTGOMERY. Rochester, Ind., Nov. 14, '74.

AUCTIONEERS. -WILLIAM TRIBBIT having resumed the profession as auctioneer, has formed a partnership with B. E. MORRISON, and the firm of TRIBBIT & MORRISON now hold themselves in readiness at all hours to cry sales and vendues in the city and any part of the country... Mr. Tribbit is well known as an auctioneer, and it is not worth while to make any comments. Mr. Morrison has been in our city for the past ten months and comes here highly recommended in the profession...

There is no better or cheaper place to buy good, fresh groceries than at BOSENBERG's grocery, in the north end of town. He has a large stock, and is selling all his goods at the very lowest figures.
FRED. BOSENBERG makes the best bread, and sells it the cheapest.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 21, 1874

OFFICIAL VOTE OF FULTON COUNTY FOR AUDITOR, given by townships: (showing CAFFYN (Dem) with 1,305 and BARNETT (Rep) with 1,280. Caffyn's majority - 25.)

(Sheriff's Sale) NELSON S. COLLINS and FRANCIS M. SWOPE vs PHILANDER BRUNSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 12th day of December, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana...
S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) SAMUEL S. TERRY vs ALEXANDER CURTIS, LUCRETIA WEAVER et al... plaintiff, by JAMISON & CONNER, attorneys... that said defendant, DAVID S. WEAVER, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 17th day of November, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Resident) HENRY B. JAMISON and EDWARD CALKINS vs MERRITT T. COLE... that said defendant is not a resident of the State of Indiana ... this 17th day of November, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Administration) ... ALONZO F. BRIGHT appointed administrator of the estate of JACOB BRIGHT, late of Fulton County, deceased... Nov. 11, 1874.

The iron for the new BRIDGE at Leiter's Ford has been received and is being put in position.
We acknowledge the receipt of an invitation to attend the silver wedding party of Mr. and Mrs. DAVID EDWARDS on Thursday evening at their residence, and regret that we could not be present ...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 21, 1874: Peter APT, Miss Mollie APT, John M. NEWTON, Harry E. SCOTT, Richard SMITH. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

DAN AGNEW is in receipt of a lengthy opinion given by Hon. CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK, Attorney General, in relation to the Trusteeship of Henry Township. He holds that MILO BRIGHT was eligible to the office notwithstanding that he was Postmaster at the time of his election, and could have taken the office of Trustee by resigning his position as Postmaster. He further gives it as his opinion that there is a vacancy occasioned by Bright failing to qualify. The matter of appointment will be referred to the County Commissioners at their next meeting.

DIED. -On Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, 1874, near Bruce's Lake, Mr. JOHN SWARTWOUDT, aged about 50 years. The deceased was buried at this place yesterday.
-On Monday, Nov. 15th, at Lima, Ohio, Mrs. EMMA ASHTON, wife of F. M. ASHTON.
For a number of years past Mrs. Ashton, resided at this place and enjoyed the warm personal friendship of her many associates. A few months since declining health induced her to return to her relatives and former home, when she died at the time and place stated of consumption.

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 18, 1874
MARRIED. -On the 15th inst., by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, Mr. MOORE to SARAH E. McCOY, both of Pulaski County.
The Postmaster, J. W. CARTER, is visiting friends in Kosciusko and Whitley Counties. Elder E. M. McGRAW attends to the office while he is gone.
The first dance in this town for many months was held at ROBBINS' store building on last Friday evening. We are glad to state that not one young lady within the corporation attended it. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) ISAAC C. WALKER vs WILLIAM BEARSS, SUSAN BEARSS and GEORGE R. BEARSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 12th day of December, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) McCORMICK BROS vs HENRY W. BAILEY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 12th day of December, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County, November 18, A.D. 1874. JAMISON & CALKINS, Att'y for Pl'ff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 28, 1874

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM A. WICKELS vs HENRY GRAY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of December, 1874...One TABLE LEG FACTORY, lately owned by GRAY & WICKEL, together with the steam power and all the fixtures belonging thereto, situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton.County.

(Sheriff's Sale) EDMOND GREEN vs ANDREW J. ANDERSON, SARAH J. STRONG et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of December, 1874... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) State of Indiana ex rel MARY J. HAISE vs
JAMES BURNS... plaintiff, by ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys... that said
defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 25th day
of November, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Sheriff's Sale) MOSSLER, BAHMAN & CO. vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of December, 1874... one fire-proof safe (described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) ANDREW WALLACE vs MARY BECK and JACOB BECK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of December, 1874... lots in Robbins & Harter's addition to Rochester, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Residents) FRANCIS M. ASHTON vs DAVID RUSSELL, JACOB STEMAN and WM. T. McDOUGLE... plaintiff by ESSICK & HOLMAN... that said defendants, DAVID RUSSELL and JACOB STEMAN, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 23d day of November, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

Iron for the new BRIDGE at Leiter's ford is still passing through town.
B. A. EIDSON, formerly of this county, but now of Argos, was in town this week.
WM. P. BALL, an ex-County Treasurer, has removed from town with his family to his farm near Tiosa.
Mr. E. S. BARNES has removed his furniture establishment from the Bearss' building to second story rooms in the Mammoth Building.
R. P. SMITH, Express Agent, and one of our best citizens, is lying dangerously ill. The best medical attendance that can be procured seems to afford him but little relief.
DIED. -On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1874, at this place, Mr. ISAAC TRUE, aged 65 years.
Mr. True has been a resident of this county for a great many years, and was regarded as a Christian gentleman and good citizen. His funeral took place on Thursday under the auspices of the I.O.O.F, of which fraternity he was a member.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 28, 1874: Harry BARNES, Miss Olley BURTON, Wm. DOWNEY, S. B. FRAIZER, Owen LOVETT, Henry MEMES, E. I. MILLER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(In Bankruptcy) The undersigned hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee of WILLIAM ASHTON, of Fulton County, and State of Indiana, who has been adjudged a bankrupt upon his own petition. D. W. LYON, Assignee. Rochester, Nov. 24, 1874.

(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL MILLS et al vs ANDREW JACKSON and MARY JACKSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of December, 1874... (real estate, described) where the Christian Chapel now stands... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Strayed or Stolen) From the subscriber, living three and one-half miles north-east of Rochester, on the Warsaw State road, a dark brown mare... A. L. ROBBINS.

(Notice of Dissolution)... the partnership heretofore existing between JACOB GERSON and EMANUEL BEARMAN in the merchant tailoring and clothing trade has this day been dissolved by mutual consent... GERSON & BEARMAN Rochester, Ind., Nov. 23, '74.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 5, 1874

The following is a verbatim copy of a notice found posted on a tree on the south side of this county, evidently put up by a Cass County man:
Notice to all that RODGER MARONY has lost five stray sheep with a crop of the rite ear with a hole in the same ear. the owner will be responsible for all damages to the purchaser.

FRANK DILLON is minus a pair of pants.
The Akron String Band improves rapidly.
F. P. BITTERS is teaching in Newcastle Township.
Miss MAGGIE DAVIS paid her friends a flying visit last week.
WILLIAM KRIEGHBAUM has just completed a fine single harness for Sheriff MOON.
JAMES BARCUS, who has been lying dangerously ill for the past two weeks at the residence of Mr. STANTON, has so far recovered under the skillful treatment of Dr. JOHNSTON as to be removed to his home.

DIED. -The messenger of death has again invaded our circle of friends and taken from our midst one of society's cherished idols. RICHMOND P. SMITH, aged 42 years, 8 months and 27 days, died November 30th, 1874. For thirty years he has been a resident of this county, most of which time he has been a citizen of this place, known to all as an orderly, unassuming and valuable member of society. He cared but little for the world's pleasures, preferring rather to apply himself to business, but was a pleasant, social and good man, ever ready to lend a helping hand for the amelioration of suffering humanity. From business he will be greatly missed by the whole community, but more especially by ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO., in whose employ he has been for the past seven years as chief bookkeeper. Masonry has lost one of its bright and shining lights, a faithful and devoted brother of Rochester Lodge, No. 436, and companion of Rochester Chapter, No. 90. His bereft companion has lost a loving and faithful husband, while an aged mother and brother mourn o'er his untimely death.
His funeral obsequies took place on Wednesday, attended by a large concourse of friends and the Masonic Fraternity, the services being conducted by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK at the M. E. Church.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending December 5, 1874: Wm. A. HEBDERSON, Mr. S. JACKSON, Andrew JACKSON, Henry O'BRIEN. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

( Sheriff's Sale) A. V. HOUSE vs WILLIAM STURGEON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 26th day of December, 1874... (real estate, described)... lying east and adjoining the Fulton County Fair Grounds, situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) RUTH WRIGHT vs JOHN PERSCHBAUCHER... I will expose at public sale... Saturdey, the 26th day of December, 1874, (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton Co.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM ASHTON vs JOHN PERSCHBAUCHER I will expose
at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of December, 1874 (real estate,
described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of
Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) HANNAH CONGER vs. JOHN G. EISENMAN and MARGRET EISENMAN I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 26th day of December, 1874 (real estate, described)... situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) JOSEPH McDOUGEL vs JAMES W. STRUNK, MARY A. VAIL and JOHN B. VAIL... plaintiff, by FRANK SWAGART, attorney... that said defendant, JAMES W. STRUNK, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 30th day of November, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Resident) JOSEPH McDOUGEL vs CYRUS S. GRAHAM, MARTHA J. GRAHAM, MARY A. VAIL and JOHN B. VAIL... plaintiff, by FRANK SWAGART, attorney... that said defendants, CYRUS S. GRAHAM and MARTHA J. GRAHAM, his wife, are not residents of the State of Indiana ... this 30th day of November, 1874. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Administration) ... JACOB SNYDER appointed administrator of the estate of ROSANNA SNYDER, late of Fulton County, deceased ... CALKINS & SLICK, Attorneys.

(Notice of Administration) ... JACOB SNYDER appointed administrator de bonus non of the estate of GEORGE SNYDER, late of Fulton County, deceased... CALKINS & SLICK, Attorneys.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Liberty Township, Fulton County, Ind., on October 27, 1874, and reported to F. M. DAY, a Justice of the Peace for said township, an estray steer (described) ... Appraised at $36. V. C. CONN.

GUS. CORNELIUS has received an appointment as Notary Public, and is ready for any kind of business pertaining to that position.
CHARLES JACKSON has received the appointment of Express Agent for this place. Other parties labored hard to secure it but failed. We think the appointment well made.
Mr. CHARLES W. CAFFYN, the newly elected Auditor, has accepted a position in the Auditor's office, but does not assume its responsibilities until about the first of next March.
The dry goods of the firm of FERGUSON & ASHTON have been released from the restraining order forbidding their sale, and they are now upon the market again with Mr. F. K. KENDRICK as salesman and receiver for the late firm.
THOMAS BALL, of Henry Township, will sell off his personal property, consisting of horses, cattle, hogs, corn, hay, &c., on next Friday, Dec. 11th, and will become a citizen of this place. Mr. Ball is a worthy man, and will make a valuable citizen for Rochester.
LEROY ARMSTRONG, formerly a typo in this office, but for the past year has been roaming o'er the western wilds and on the Pacific coast, returned to this place and has engaged to teach the young ideas how to shoot in a school near Green Oak in this county. It is his first experience in that direction, but we venture to say that he will make a success of it.
At a regular meeting of the PROTECTION HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, held on Tuesday evening last, the following persons were chosen as officers: BARNEY CORRY, Foreman; M. O. REES, Assistant Foreman; I. W. BROWN, Treasurer, and ROBERT GOULD, Secretary...

FIRE. -Last Monday night about 12 o'clock the slumbers of the people of this place were disturbed by an alarm of fire being sounded. Upon emerging from their couches and gazing eastward a bright light was discovered in the neighborhood of MYERS & GAINER's planing mill. Those who had been awakened rushed pell mell to the scene of disaster, but as they drew nearer to it, a dwelling house still farther east, and on the north side of the race, was found to be the prey of the fiery element. Being so remote from the business portion of town, the buidling was enveloped in flames and beyond rescue before any relief could be afforded. The dwelling was owned by FRED. PETING, a German citizen, and inhabited by PAUL MAY and his family. Mr. Peting can illy afford to lose his property, but much less Mr. May, who is a laborer on the railroad, and a man with several small children dependent upon him for daily bread, all of whom rushed frantically out of their home at the hour of midnight into the deep snow, without clothing or shoes, to see their home destroyed with nearly all its contents. Speculation as to how the fire originated is of no avail, or will it relieve the suffering family. To be driven out of doors at any time by fire is terrible, but at the dead hour of night, with a foot or more of snow on the ground, and scarcely sufficient clothing saved to cover the nakedness of a half dozen children, excites feelings of pity for those thus unfortunate. A subscription paper has been in circulation for the relief of this unfortunate family, but what success it has met we are not informed. If presented with it, remember that giving to the poor is but lending to the Lord, which is said to be a safe investment.

JAKE VANTRUMP is paying cash for Corn. Farmers will do well to call and see him, before selling, at DENISTON & VANTRUMP'S, opposite the Court House.
Bring your Mink, Otter, Raccoon, Muskrat and all other furs to R. N. RANNELLS at the Central House, who will pay you the very highest price in cash for them...
We want all the Corn that we can get, for which we will pay the highest market price. C. F. HARTER & CO.
We pay cash for Hides, Pelts, Fur, Wool, Beeswax, Gensing, Tallow, in fact all kind of Country Produce, and sell Groceries, Tobaccos, Queensware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, as cheap as any house in this section. Give us a call. HEILBRUN & WILE.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 12, 1874

The application of Mr. E. FLYNN, a wholesale liquor dealer, for a permit to retail, met with a defeat before the Board of Commissioners ....

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 9, 1874
Good out of Evil. -ALEX. COOPER won $24 on the special election, and with it he is clothing the needy children of Kewanna.
JAMES McGORSELINE has opened a jewelry store in town, which will add a new feature to the business of the place...
We thought we lived in a good, moral community, but when we hear men objecting and finding fault because teachers open SCHOOL with DIVINE SERVICE, it looks more like heathenism than an enlightened land.
A. D. TONER and brother sold a very nice hog to the M.E. pastor, and in doing so donated $8 off tne price ...
A. T. JACKSON met with a sad accident by falling and dislocating his ankle and partially fracturing the bone, which will disable him from service for some time. Notwithstanding his misfortune, his mill is kept running night and day.
School commenced last Monday, Prof. McKITRICK, principal, and Miss L. TAYLOR, assistant ....
DIED. -On Sunday night, the 6th inst., MARY METZGER, aged 18 years
and 8 months.
The deceased was a good, honest-hearted German girl, the only daughter in a family of nine children, and a favorite of the family. A few days of sickness took her away in the booom and pride of youth.
Health in this community has been very good, generally speaking, but the family of H. PHILLIPS has been prostrated with typhoid fever for the past three months. Five of the family have already been down with it, but are recovering. At this writing Mrs. PHILLIPS is very dangerously ill with the same fever.
On Thanksgiving day, P. S. TROUTMAN returned thanks for a fine boy, which put in an appearance at his house, and a little later N. E. BENNETT went and done likewise. NELS. is a very smoothed-faced pap. LEANDER RAMSEY and wife rejoice over a pair of twin boys...
J. LEITER and wife reached Sacramento City on the 30th of November, making about four days' travel from Grand Island, Nebraska. They expected to go to San Francisco the next day, where they were to meet a sister...- - - - ELI LEITER.

COMMISSIONERS' COURT ... [See Rochester UNION-SPY, Friday,
December 18, 1874]

(Sheriff's Sale) JEREMIAH THOMAS, Guardian vs EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 2nd day of January, 1875 (real estate) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) CHARLES COURTER vs OLIVER P. DILLON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 2nd day of January, 1875... (Real estate) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Att'ys for Pl'ff.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Henry Township, Fulton County, Ind., on the 28th day of November, 1874, and reported to LEVI BURCH, a Justice of the Peace of said township, one dun cow (described). Appraised by HENRY SWARTZLANDER and JEREMIAH BURNS at $14. DAVID CLEMMONS.

"Uncle JIMMY" DAWSON has been lying very low with typhoid fever for a long time, but good hopes are now entertained for his recovery.
The series of dances given by J. G. PEARSON's Brass Band will close this evening with a grand ball at Music Hall, until January 3rd, 1875.
There will be services to-morrow at 10-1/2 o'clock a.m. and 7-1/2 p.m. in the Episcopal Chapel in Mercer & Shepherd's block...
G. M. SARGENT has fitted up a very nice room on Pearl Street, supposed to be frost proof, for the storage of eggs ...
A few members of the EPISCOPAL CHURCH at this place have rented one of the large front rooms on the second floor of BALCONY HALL building and have furnished it very appropriately for the purpose of occupying it as a chapel in which to hold their services
DIED. -"Little MACK," son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. JAMISON, aged 1 year and 6 months, died on Wednesday morning, December 9th, 1874.
Mack was a cherub, loved to adoration by fond parents, to whom his sudden removal is a sore affliction. The funeral service was held at the residence on Thursday, conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT. ...
The traveling public will always find at the crossing of the I. P. & C. and D. E. R. & I Railroads something to satisfy the inner man by calling on GEORGE EDWARDS, who is the proprietor of the railroad eating house and hotel at that place...
SEBASTIAN GOSS informs us that while traversing over section 16 in this township one day last week, he espied... on the banks of Mud Creek ... two very large wolves,....

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending December 12, 1874: Simon HARTMAN, Wm. A. HENDERSON, M. S. JACKSON, Andrew JACKSON, Henry O'BRIEN, Mrs. Martha RENNELS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

The EMPIRE HOUSE, near the depot, has recently changed hands, and is now kept by THOMAS BEAL....

(Sheriff's Sale) LOUISA HOLEMAN & Son vs JOHN PERSCHBAUCHER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 2nd day of January, 1875 (real estate) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 19, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 16, 1874
A. T. JACKSON is improving slowly.
The remaining ones of Mr. PHILLIPS' family are improving in health, ...
Last week A. D. TONER and brother shipped 618 head of hogs, and then lost money. They will also ship near that number this week.
Mr. NEWTON FERGUSON and family have returned from the partially destitute portions of Kansas to this place.
At last accounts J. LEITER and wife were visiting Mr. ISAIAH SLICK's family at San Jose, Cal. They were greatly pleased with the country.
Elder E. M. McGRAW has commenced a series of meetings at the Haroldsburg School House...

DIED. -In Kewanna, on Friday, Dec. 11, 1874, of typhoid fever, ALMIRA ADELAIDE, wife of H. PHILLIPS, aged 40 years, 2 months and 22 days.
The deceased was a native of this state, but moved to Missouri, where she was married to her surviving and afflicted husband in 1861. A few months later she, with her husband, moved to this place, where they have lived ever since. As a woman of refined taste and intelligence, there were few her equal. She was modest and unassuming, and her close attention to domestic life prevented a more noted appearance to the public. She was the mother of seven children, the youngest of whom is but a few months old. As a mother she was very kind and indulgent, and sought to train up her family in the way they should go. The loss of her to this community will be greatly felt, but much more to a family of seven children, all of whom are young and tender in years, and greatly need the care of a kind and loving mother. The bereaved husband and family have the warmest sympathies of the entire community, and should have the aid of all in their hour of bereavement and trial. -LEVI LEITER.

NEWCASTLE TOWNSHIP INSTITUTE, Bloomingsburg, Dec. 12, 1874 ... following teachers present: Miss LOU McMAHAN, Miss SALLIE McMAHAN, Messrs, McCLARY, BITTERS, DILLON, HAIMBAUGH and MONTGOMERY... (names mentioned): T. J. McCLARY, F. P. BITTERS, F. D. HAIMBAUGH, O. F. MONTGOMERY, THOS. MEREDITH, F. A. ROGERS... motion of adjournment, to meet at the Wind Fall School House, District No. 9, on Saturday, January 16, 1875 ...

(Sheriff's Sale) STEPHEN C. TABER, Administrator, vs JAMES T. LONG, ELISHA MILLER et al... I will offer for sale at public auction... Monday, being the 1st day of February, A.D. 1875... All that property in, adjoining or near to Rochester known as the POTTOWATOMIE MILLS (very lengthy description - with names mentioned: CYRUS TABER, WILLIAM G. EWING, GEORGE WASHINGTON EWING, ALEXANDER CHAMBERLAIN) .... And also the old Grist Mill building formerly known as the "MANITOU MILLS."... (other names mentioned) ELISHA MILLER, JAMES T. LONG, MARY LONG, ELIZABETH K. MILLER, STEPHEN C. TABER, administrator of the estate of HUMPHREY TABER, deceased... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. December 2, 1874.

(Administrator's Sale) SARAH J. DAUGHERTY, Administrator of the estate of ANDREW J. DAUGHERTY, deceased, will offer at private sale (real estate, described) ... at the law office of HERMAN & SMITH in Rochester, IndianA...

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Rochester Township, Fulton County, Ind., and reported to C. J. STRADLEY, a Justice of the Peace for said township, three estray cattle (described - and appraised at $12, $7 and $6) ... HORACE MACKEY.

A GREAT BARGAIN ... undersigned will offer for sale at public auction, at the late residence of YOUNG RALSTIN, deceased , on Monday, January 18th, 1875 ... a MULY SAW MILL ... JAMES M. BEEBER, ELIZABETH RALSTIN, Administrators.

JOHN H. BEEBER and wife will return from Kentucky in time to spend the holidays here.
JOHNNY SHELTON and wife have returned to Rochester, and intend to make it their future home...

Rochester Lodge, No. 436, F. & A. M.... elected: H. B. BOSWELL, F. B. ERNSPERGER, ASA BACHELOR, A. C. SHEPHERD, D. W. LYON... On Wednesday evening Fulton Lodge, No. 79, F. & A. M. elected: I. WALKER, T. J. McCLARY, M. M. REX, JOSEPH LAUER, F. K. KENDRICK...

MARRIED. -On Thursday evening, Dec. 17, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, one mile west of town, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. ALVIN OSBORNE and Miss IDA MERRICK. ...

DIED. -On Thursday, December 15, 1874, at his residence, six miles north of Rochester, Mr. DAVID RALSTIN, aged 55 years.
The deceased was one of the fathers of this county, having settled in it 35 years ago. He was well known and respected by all, and his very sudden death is a severe affliction upon his sorrowing family. But three days' illness took from the pursuits of business a hale and hearty man, who seemingly had a long lease of life.
-On the same day, Mrs. DAVID EDWARDS, living near the lake, passed from earth away, but we have been unable to learn any other facts about her death.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending December 12, 1874: Miss Lizzie GUISE, Mrs. Mary LOWRY, S. W. McNIEL, Lige MORTON, James WHETSLER, A. S. YOUNG, Henry YOUNG, H. E. PURBIN, RHODES & CO . - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

It is only necessary to say that Capt. LONG will be found on and after the first of January at the old PIONEER BOOT AND SHOE SHOP formerly occupied by him, opposite the Court House, ready to take measures and manufacture boots and shoes ....
Be good to yourself and make your horses feel proud by going to E. R. BOYER and getting one of his fine sets of HARNESS. He is the leading manufacturer in the place, and employs none but the most competent and experienced workmen ... His shop is in the north end of town...

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber living in Union Township, Fulton County, Ind., and reported to F. H. GRAHAM, a Justice of the Peace for said township, an estray steer (described)... Appraised at $17. JOHN YAGER.
(Notice of Administration) ALVIN L. ROBBINS appointed Administrator de bonus non of the estate of ANDREW J. HOLMES, deceased...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 26, 1874

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 23, 1874
DIED. -At Logansport, Dec. 18th, 1874, MILTON TROUTMAN, a former resident of this place, and one of the earliest settlers in this part of the country. His death was caused from hemorrhage of the lungs, and was very sudden, not being sick a half hour previous to his death. - - - - ELI LEITER.

The Union Township Institute held its first meeting on Dec. 18th, at District No. 8. (Names mentioned): Mr. McKITRICK, Principal of the Kewanna Graded Schools, Miss OLIE BAINTER ...

JOHNNY SHELTON is again installed as chief clerk at PLANK'S DRUG STORE drug store.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. C. HECTOR will celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on Friday evening, January lst, 1875.
MARRIED. -A wedding took place at the residence of E. E. COWGILL last night, G. W. HOLMAN and LOUISE BRACKETT being the happy couple.
-A very quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. O. P. OSGOOD on Sabbath evening last. The parties were Mr. LEVI S. EMRICK and Miss ALLIE SPOTTS. The matrimonial knot was tied by Rev. Mr. MIKELS. We congratulate the happy couple on their alliance, and wish them fair and pleasant sailing across a wide sea of life.
By a change in the running time on the I. P. & C. Railroad, we receive Indianapolis morning papers at five oiclock, which gives us ample time to digest their contents before breakfast.
DIED. -Several deaths have occurred this week in the city and county, among which we note Mrs. SCHOOLCRAFT, Mrs. LOUISA TRUE, wife of ISAAC TRUE, deceased, Mrs. GREEN, mother of the County Superintendent, and Miss TILLIE RALSTIN, daughter of YOUNG RALSTIN.

MARRIAGE LICENSES granted from the lst to the 23d day of December, 1874: Martin L. BURNS and Eliza A. YOUNG. Wm. PENNY and Sarah QUALLS. J. E. TROUTMAN and Melina NEFF. Peter HENDERSON and Lina TSHUDIN. Alvin A. OSBORNE and Ida M. MERRICK. Gustavus A. DURR and Matilda MILLER. Wm. N. CLEVENGER and Sarah C. ARVEN. Elah P. TOWNSEND and Mary SWEET. Levi S. EMRICK and Allie SPOTTS.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending December 26, 1874: Lewis E. DEWEY, Wm. HAY, Hiram MILLER, Mr. RECORD. - - - -Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

Some time ago Mr. GEORGE GOSS purchased the eating house and confectionery stand kept by O. MARTIN, and has since added largely to the stock. Aside from the boarding house and confectionery department, he has a large and well selected stock of choice family groceries .... He also keeps constantly on hand the best brands of Bloomingsburg and Fulton Flour ....

... the Aetna Insurance Company, of Hartford is represented in this place by Hon. MILO R. SMITH. . .