ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 2, 1875

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Office on second floor of Dawson's Building, opposite the Public Square.

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 30, 1874
Uncle ISAAC CANNON is reported to be on his second pegs, that is, he has married a Jersey blue.
The M.E. Sunday School... election on last Sunday... ELI LEITER, Superintendent; J. F. WILSON, Assistant; Miss EMMA BARNETT, Secretary; Miss EMMA KILMER, Treasurer. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Resolutions of respect by Rochester Chapter, No. 90, F. & A. M, and Rochester Lodge, No. 430, A.F. & A.M. upon death of RICHMOND P. SMITH. Signed JNO. W. SMITH, C. F. HARTER, H. B. BOSWELL, Com and E. R. HERMAN,

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Union Township, and reported to F. H. GRAHAM, a Justice of the Peace for said township, an estray heifer (described) ... Appraised at $14. JOHN HUTCHINSON.

(Notice of Administration) ... FREDERICK GRAEBER appointed administrator of the estate of JOHN ORRNETH, late of Fulton County, deceased.

MILT. REES will continue to walk with crutches until the erysipelas on his foot is subdued.
Tickets for the masquerade may be purchased at the cigar store of L. S. EMRICK. One dollar pays the bill.
Hon. MILO R. SMITH goes to Indianapolis on Tuesday to be present at the opening of the Senate, of which he is an honorable member.
DIED. -On Thursday evening, Dec. 24, 1874, half mile south of Rochester, on the Peru road, Mrs. SARAH DAVIS, wife of JAMES DAVIS, aged 65 years.
We'll bet that SAM. McCLURE is the best tickled man in the county over his Christmas present. It looks just like its pa, and weighs 10 pounds. It is the more highly prized because it is the first in seven years.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, Dec. 31, 1874, at the residence of ROBERT GOULD, by Rev. A. FOOTE, Mr. SOLOMON B. FRAZIER and Mrs. MARGRET WRIGHT, both of this county.
-On the same day, by Rev. F. LEITER, at his residence, Mr. WM. A. WARD and SARAH E. LUCAS.
The Presbyterian social was held at the residence of Mr. JOHN TAYLOR on Tuesday evening ...
JOHN H. BEEBER and family have returned from Kentucky, looking better for having spent a few months in old Kaintuck.
L. M. SPOTTS and family are now visiting among their friends and acquaintances at this place. LEW used to be "one of the boys" among us here, but for the past few years he has been in New York and other eastern States giving his attention to contracting and the construction of railroads ...
Mrs. HAUN, mother-in-law of Mr. OMER BEARSS, has just returned from Cincinnati, where she had been for purpose of having removed a cataract from her eyes....

DIED. -A ripple of excitement was created on Thursday by the report being brought to town that a man had been found dead near the old forge dam in the Tippecanoe River. The report was confirmed by the arrival of a messenger summoning the Coroner to hold an inquest over the dead body. All kind of rumors are rife, but the best information that we can get before going to press is, that on Tuesday last ISAIAH FISHER, who is a fisher and trapper, left his home, and has not been seen or heard from since until found lifeless on Thursday. He was found on the bank of the river, near by being a boat in which was a jug partially filled with whisky. The supposition is that he had imbibed too freely, and that he had gone ashore to sleep it off, and was frozen to death. Esquire HERMAN, acting Coroner, had a jury summoned and proceedpd to the place to hold an inquest. Full particulars of the case will be given next week.
-On Sunday, December 27, 1874, at the residence of Mr. PLUNK, in this place, MARY ANGIE, daughter of JACOB SliOWLEY, aged 18 years, 3 months and 11 davs.
Thus another of the loved and faithful of our school associates has gone -- "not lost, but gone before!" Angie was a kind and affectionate daughter, a confiding sister, and a favorite wherever she was known. Her connection with the public school of this place began in the fall of 1872. Since that time she has been in attendance about eighteen months, and has secured the highest respect and regard of both teacher and pupils. Her place in the class room will henceforth be vacant; but this will only serve to strengthen our remembrance of her. Angie's absence will but suggest her presence, her gentle voice, pleasant countenance, her eager desire to render others happy. By this dispensation of divine Providence we are again reminded of our mortality, and admonished to be ready when our turn comes.
The scholars met at the residence of Mr. PLUNK, and after singing, and prayer by the Principal, followed the remains behind the corporation limits.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. AUGUST BUYSOTT...
In special session Monday morning, Ithe school passed the following RESULUTIONS (....... ) WM. J. WILLIAMS.

(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, an estray heifer (described) ... Appraised at $12. JAMES P. CHANCE.

(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, an estray steer (described)... Appraised at $14. JOHN GOSS.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Rochester Township, and reported to C. J. STRADLEY, a Justice of the Peace for said township, an estray steer (described) ... Appraised at $12. ANDREW COBERLY.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 9, 1875

Most of the Grange lodges in the county have contributed something to the relief of the grasshopper sufferers in the West.
It was a little too late for a New Year's present, yet SAMUEL KEELY, the County Clerk, prizes his new boy above anything that he possesses.
The heirs of JAMES KYLE, as far removed as grandchildren, if there are any in this county, will learn something to their pecuniary advantage by calling on or addressing CALKINS & SLICK, attorneys, Rochester, Ind.
The steam wood sawing machine sawed eighty-cords of four foot wood into stoves' lengths for WM. CARTER in nine hours time...
We understand that Col. A. G. BRACKETT, of the 2nd U. S. Cavalry, is in town visiting his brother, Dr. BRACKETT. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Rochester, and enlisted the only company in this county for the Mexican war, of which he became Lieutenant.
The facts about the finding of ISAIAH FISHER dead on the bank of the Tippecanoe River, on the 31st day of December, are about as we stated them last week. He had been engaged in trapping on the river, and on Monday, December 28th, in company with others, he set about taking up his traps. He had provided himself with a jug of whisky, and was inclined to indulge in it freely, notwithstanding the remonstrances of those with him. When evening came on he refused to return to his home at Bloomingsburg, and his companions left him in the boat on the river in possession of the jug and its contents. Since that time until Thursday he had not been seen, when he was found dead on the bank of the river. He was a man given to intemperance, and without a family or any near relatives in this community. The following is a report of the jury holding the inquest:
The undersigned jurors, empaneled this 31st day of December, 1874, to hold an inquest on the body of ISAIAH FISHER, found dead in the Township of Rochester, in Fulton County, Indiana, do report that the true name of the said person is as above given, to-wit: ISAIAH FISHER; that at the time of his death he was about 38 years old; that he was of light complexion, heavy set, that he was about 5 feet 9 inches high, that when he died he had on a blue blouse and gray pants, and had on his person, so far as we have been able to ascertain, no valuables except one dollar and twenty-six cents in money. JACOB M. STAHL, JOHN MURPHY, BOWER E. MORRISON, FRANK REID, JAMES M. BEEBER, D. P. CARR, C. F. STEIGLITZ, IRA M. SWEET, WILLARD GOULD, THOMAS WOODS, WM. T. SHAFFER, WILLIAM TRIBBIT. E. R. HERMAN, Justice of the Peace and Acting Coroner.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 9, 1875: Amca AREHEART, Feaville BROCKHOUSE, Jesse CLARK, W. F. COLLINS, M. F. COLLINS, Geo. W. COOK, John COLWELL, Mrs. Sarah J. HARSH, Geo. HECKERTHORN, Mrs. Liza J. KILES, Geo. B. MARTINDALE, Philip MORER, Daniel POINCE, F. C. STEVEN, D. S. SCOTT. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Notice of Administration) P. C. DUMBAULD appointed administrator of the estate of DAVID RALSTIN, late of Fulton County, deceased. January 8, f75.

(Town of Kewanna) FRANCIS M. APT, I. H. CANNON, Jr., MARY J. DUKES,
(Town of Bloomingsburg) RACHEL AYDELOTT, JAMES COPLEN.

KEWANNA ITEMS, January 6. 1875
During the past year PHILLIPS & LEITER sold to B. LINCOLNHELT 14,800 dozen eggs, at an average cost of 13 3/10 per dozen; also 16, 435 pounds of butter, at an average cost of 19 7/10 per pound, paying the farmers of this community for the same $5,014.50.
DIED. -At his father's residence, on the 4th inst., FRANK COOK, aged 21 years, 4 months and 27 days.
Again we are called upon to record the death of one of our most noble and promising young men, one in whom many of our young men would do well to pattern after, though his life on earth was soon wound to a close. He was ever honest and industrious, and sought to do the will of his parents in caring for their wants and duties in a pleasant and quiet home. Few, if any, honor their parents as did this young man, and we have no better criterion whereby we can judge one than this. He was a favorite of the family, and the first that has been taken from their embrace and laid in the cold icy arms of death. The sad and sorrowful affliction to the family and many dear friends can never be told. But this is life, in an hour when ye think not the Son of man cometh. But these friends weep not as those who have no hope, for the last words of this young man were: "I am going home; I love you all, but I love my Savior."
-As we send these lines we are informed of the death of Miss MOORE, daughter of WM. D. MOORE, of Aubbeenaubbee, who died at an early hour this morning. About a year ago Miss Moore was afflicted and had a limb amputated, from which she had recovered, as thought, but some four weeks ago she was taken from the school room sick, which illness ended her career upon earth. Again we are reminded of the certainty of death. - - - - ELI LEITER.
[NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Moon Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp: MARY J. MOORE, dau of W. D. & SARAH MOORE, died Jan. 6, 187(5?), age (15?)yr-9mo-23da.)

Everybody speaks in praise of Mr. C. BLOOM's meat market ... Call at his shop, just south of BALCONY HALL BUILDING.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 16, 1875

FULTON COUNTY JOINT STOCK AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY... Annual meeting at the Court House, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1875, and organized for the coming year by the choice of the following officers: C. H. ROBBINS, President; B. C. WILSON, Vice President; F. B. ERNSPERGER, Secretary; A. C. COPELAND, Treasurer; L. W. SHELTON, Superintendant; JAMES M. BEEBER, Marshal. Dr. VERNON GOULD, A. THOMPSON and L. W. SHELTON as executive committee of the board...

(Administrator's Sale) ... at the residence of the decedent in Richland Township, Fulton County, Ind., one-half mile east of the Germany store, on Saturday, January 23, 1875... personal property (listed) .... FREDERICK GRAEBER, Administrator (of the estate of JOHN ONETH)

(Administrator's Sale) The undersigned administrator of the estate of DAVID RALSTIN, deceased, will sell ... at the late residence of the decedent, six miles north of Rochester, on the Michigan Road, on Friday, February 5, 1875... (personal property, listed)... PETER C. DUMBAULD, Administrator. Rochester, Ind., Jan. 15, '75.

The merry jingling of sleigh bells made music on the streets this week.
The SIDEWALKS are a glare of ice, and the boys monopolize the whole breadth of it with their sleds and skates.
Miss MOLLIE HORTON and Miss MARY MERCER will put themselves under the musical direction of a professor at Fort Wayne, for the purpose of acquiring a thorough knowledge of instrumental music and becoming proficient in the use of the piano.
AMOS SELBY appeared at Winamac, in the Pulaski Circuit Court, and plead guilty on a charge of an assault and battery upon a citizen of that county, at Monterey, in July last. The Court assessed a fine of $15, and the defendant returned home, determined that in the future those who have battles to fight may do it for themselves.
MARRIED. -It is a fact worthy of mention if it is a little late, that on New Year's eve Mr. CHARLES M. REED and Miss BELLE ELLIOTT were united in matrimony by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, at the parsonage. Charlie is a worthy gentleman of this vicinity, and Belle is an amiable sister of Rev. Elliott...
BARNES & MILLER have sold out their furniture establishment and everything pertaining thereto to Mr. C. HOOVER, the old pioneer dealer in furniture in this county. Mr. Barnes will probably remove to some other point and engage in the business for which he is especially adapted ...
DENISTON & VANTRUMP have negotiated with D. L. BECK & BROS. for the purchase of the latter's stock of hardware ... The business will be continued at the old stand of D. L. Beck until arrangements can be made for the erection of a building especially adapted for that business.
We learn that THOMAS B. MARTIN, an enterprising young man formerly of this place, has located at Winamac and become the proprietor of the American House...
The parlor doors of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. PLANK were thrown open on Friday evening of last week to receive a host of invited guests to celebrate with them the second anniversary of their marriage relations ...
Every year brings its change in business. Some who have done business heretofore in Rochester have given way to new men who take their places. We are sorry to lose Mr. JOHN W. ELAM from the number of business men, but the public may congratulate itself upon having his place supplied by Mr. C. A. MITCHELL. The latter is so well known that a word from us is hardly necessary. His long service behind the counter of most of the business houses in Rochester eminently qualifies him for the advanced step he has taken to do business for himself. Having purchased the stock of dry goods, clothing, &c., of Mr. Elam, and made large additions thereto, he may now be found in the north room of Fromm's building ready to receive his old friends, and sell them goods cheaper than they have been accustomed of buying.
The session of the Circuit Court will close to-day. . . . About the best thing the Court did was to order an attachment for ANDREW CALHOUN, who had been summoned to appear as a witness in a State case, but failed to come. The Sheriff found him at Plymouth and was not long in bringing him into Court, when the Judge assessed a small fine against him. The fine and cost amounted to a sum sufficient to bring him into Court next time without being sent for ...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 16, 1875: Amos ARCHART, D. L. ARMSTRONG Mathias BIDNER, Miss Anna SOMERS, Geo. WILLIAMS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 23, 1875

(Sheriff's Sale) PETER C. DUMBAULD vs AUGUSTUS D. CORNELIUS and HELEN E. D. CORNELIUS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of February, 1875... (real estate, described) in Sturgeon's addition to the town of Rochester, situate in Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'y for pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY vs SARAH J. DAUGHERTY, administratrix of the estate of A. J. DAUGHERTY, deceased... I will expose at public sale ... Saturday, the 13th day of February, 1875... (real estate, described) in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. SIDNEY KEITH, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) MUD CREEK DRAINING COMPANY vs JAMES TYLER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of February, 1875... (real estate, described), situate in Fulton County, Indiana ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

FARMERS' GROCERY AND FEED STORE... First-Class Grocery and Provision Store. I have also a good Bakery attached to my establishment ... Being a beginner in this business, I shall endeavor to sell every article in my line at the VERY LOWEST PRICES ... Store - in MAMMOTH BUILDING, north room, second door south of the Post Office. DAVID P. CARR.

This county is supplied with twenty Justices of the Peace.
L. M. MONTGOMERY is reported to be dangerously sick with lung fever.
J. M. BEEBER will celebrate his 35th birthday anniversary by being "at home" to his friends on Monday evening.
Declining health has induced BEN CRAVEN to sell a two-thirds interest in his photograph gallery. I. W. BROWN is the purchaser.
For a rare bit of fun everybody ought to turn out for the FOX CHASE in Richland Township next Saturday. The east line will be the Michigan road, and the south line the river.
There is not an incorporated town, to our knowledge, great or small, but that has an ordinance prohibiting cattle running at large on the STREETS, except Rochester. The citizens of the town and the farmers all pray for one, but either the petitioners are very unrighteous or the law-making power very deaf.
When a person has reached four score years of age or more, an addition of four years makes a material difference. For this reason we wish to correct the statement made last week that Father FOOTE was but 84 years old. He is 88 years of age, and as full of life and vigor as many men who have not passed three score.
Last Thursday a week ago D. R. MARTIN lost a pocketbook on Pearl Street, between the railroad and Main Street, containing some money and valuable papers. It is probably known who picked it up, and if the person will leave it at this office no questions will be asked, and will save sending an officer to recover it.
We regret that Mr. E. S. BARNES, our fellow townsman, who has been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at this place for several years, has determined to remove from Rochester and cast his fortunes with the people of Logansport ...
DIED. -One by one the pioneers of this county are disappearing, and soon the fathers of the county will be no more. Death comes in an hour when least expected, and in ways that are swift in wafting us to the spirit land. The truth of this is clearly illustrated in the sudden taking off of Mr. JACOB ROUGH, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Henry Township. He came to town last Saturday with some wheat to be ground into flour for family use. Having deposited it in the mill, he returned to town to do some trading. When ready to go home he went by the mill and procured the flour. The team that he was driving was rather a fractious and unruly one, and for greater safety in getting down off the slight embankment at the mill door, he took the team by the bridle bits and attempted to lead it down; but in so doing he slipped and fell under their feet, which, together with the whirring sound of escaping steam from the mill, added to their fright, and they ran a square or two, dragging him along, until finally his hold failed, and he was trampled under foot and run over by the wagon. He was conveyed to the Wallace House, where medical attendance was summoned, when it was ascertained that he had sustained severe external cuts and bruises and internal injuries, from which he died on the following morning at an early hour. Mr. Rough was a native of Germany, of the province of Baden, and was nearly 59 years of age. Thirty-four years ago he settled in this county, and had lived upon the farm that he owned at his death for 29 years. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn o'er the loss they have sustained by the sudden and unexpected death of a kind father and devoted husband. His funeral took place from his residence on Wednesday, and the very large concourse of friends that followed his remains to their last resting place gave evidence of the great esteem and respect entertained for him as a good citizen by the people of the community in which he lived. He was buried at Mt. Zion, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT.
AMOS SELBY has given us a brief outline of his trials and troubles since July last. He states he has been arraigned time and again for violations of law for which he was not
responsible, only as an instrument in the hands of his pretended friends ... Selby is not a bad man when left to himself; but influenced by those who never do him any good, but always harm, he becomes outbreaking, which generally results in a visit to a magistrate, who fines him, while others smile at his punishment. He has at last come to the conclusion that those who have difficulties to settle need not apply to him...

J. LEITER has located in Nappa City, Cal., for a short time, and claims that he is improving in health... - - - - E. LEITER.

Tiosa is provided with one of the best boot and shoemakers in all this country. JOHN WALMER, well known in this place, has taken a bench in J. F. TURNER's harness shop...
Capt. LONG may be found pegging away day and night at the Pioneer Boot and Shoe Shop ... on Main Street, opposite the Court House.
C. A. MITCHELL is now filling up the north room in Fred Fromm's building with a stock of Dry Goods, Notions and Clothing ....
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 23, 1875: Mrs. Mary M. CLARK, Wm. A. FAULK, G. GOSSETT J. B. GREEN, Levi B. SIGROME, Miss Hannah MOORE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 30, 1775

KEWANNA ITEMS, January 27, 1875

DIED. -On Sunday, the 24th inst., Mr. JOSEPH HILL.
JOHN LEBO says he is rich, simply because it is a girl.
MARRIED. -We heard of the marriage of Mr. MURTHA to Miss JULIA FURGUSON, but no cake or particulars. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: JOHN MURTHA m. JULIA FERGUSON Jan 26, 1875.]
Among the new arrivals in Kewanna is ADAM and CYRUS PHILLIPS of Ohio. Thev will remain but a few days.
REUBEN MINTON has purchased from WM. ZIJCK a third interest in the KEWANNA MILLS..
Uncle ISAAC CANNON has returned from the East, and that, too, without a wife, as was reported some time ago. We relied on the information of one of the family, but was mistaken.
DIED. -We learn of the death of Rev. JESSE SCHLOSSER, who was a former resident of this community and pastor of the German Reform Church of this place. He died in Michigan, and was brought to Plymouth for interment last Saturday.
-Mrs. JEWET, mother-in-law of JAMES MAXEY, died on Monday last. She was old and feeble, and had been a great charge to the family of Mr. Maxey. After many long years of toil and care, she has fallen asleep in the hands of a just God. - - - - ELI LEITER.

A very pleasant little party of persons assembled at Anthony's restaurant on Wednesday evening for a double purpose -- to spend a pleasant evening together and contribute to the relief of a poor and worthy widow with a family of small children. It was intended and was a complete surprise to Mrs. ELIZABETH ROSE, the recipient of a snug little sum of money and many articles of value. She had been engaged to assist in serving the refreshments at the party, and after the feast the presentations were made.

DIED. -The truthfulness of our statement last week that one by one the pioneers and fathers of the county are passing away has been verified this week by the sudden death of WILLIAM STURGEON. Mr. Sturgeon was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, April 21st, 1825, and was at his death, which occurred at his residence in this place on Tuesday, January 26th, 1875, 49 years, 9 months and 5 days of age.
He came to this county in 1843, and has been a resident of it until his death. In 1848 he was inarried to Miss MELISSA STARKE, and cast their bark on life's troubled waters. Their residence for several years was in Richland Township, where together they accumulated considerable property.
Those who knew him best in early life know of his energy and determination to overcome all difficulties that presented themselves in the path of his onward march to success in all his undertakings. His goodness of character made him a favorite of society, and in appreciation of his worth and filial attachment to his political party the Democracy of the county nominated and elected him, by handsome majorities, to the office of County Treasurer for two consecutive terms, which trust he discharged with marked ability and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. He has always had a great interest in the prosperity of his county, and after his term of office had expired he gave nearly his whole attention to promoting its growth in industry and development of its expansive resources. That he might the more readily bring the county into prominence before the public, and add to its wealth and advantages, he bent his whole antergies to securing a railroad, and to him are the people of this county largely indebted for whatever railroad facilities they have and the benefits they derive from it. Having secured one by dint of hard labor, and an expenditure of large sums of money, he did not rest in his efforts to put the county on more advanced ground, but did what was in his power to secure other great thoroughfares. His failures in this is mainly due to the fact that he did not receive the support he should from the hands of his fellow-citizens. In every department of life he exhibited the same spirit of public and private enterprise. No interest affecting the welfare of the people begged for a moving spirit to help push it along.
He was liberal in his views, generous in all his dealings, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all. Whatever may have been his follies and weaknesses, he was a good man, and the broad mantle of charity should be cast over his foibles and his better traits only cherished in memory. The community has lost a citizen who will long be held in grateful remembrance, a wife has lost an affectionate and loving husband, and his daughters a kind and doting father.
The funeral service took place from his late residence on Wednesday, and was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends. The service was conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, who did it in a manner to impress all with the solemnity of the occasion.

(Sheriff's Sale) ALFRED H. ROBBINS vs ELIZABETH WHITE and JOHN W. SMITH... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of February, 1875... Lot number three hundred and twelve (312) of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

L. M. MONTGOMERY is convalescent. He had a severe attack of lung fever.
Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, postmistress of this place, has returned from a visit to southern Indiana, and at present is seriously indisposed.
Dr. BURKET, of the firm of BOSWELL & BURKET, left the city yesterday for a three months cruise. He will visit Chicago for a season and then take up his abode at Bourbon for the practice of his profession.
Mr. CRAVEN has sold his entire interest in the SPOHN BUILDING to I. W. BROWN. He gets possession of it the 15th of next month, and will have it for rent ...
On Monday, the POTTOWATTOMIE FLOURING MILL, with all the appurtenances belonging thereto, including a large body of land lying along the whole length of the race and about Lake Manitau, will be sold by the Sheriff to satisfy a judgment of STEPHEN TABER against LONG & MILLER of about $25,000.
AL. HIGHT, the young man who stole $1,000 from GEORGE MILLER some time last Summer, and was permitted to go unpunished on account of his imbecility, has proved himself not so weak of mind as was supposed. He now languisheth in jail in one of the southern counties of this State for forging a note for $500 on the same person from whom he stole the money. It is not likely that he will fare so well this time, but will probably be induced to spend a few years in working for the interest of the State at Jeffersonville or Michigan City.
The Miami County SENTINEL gives an account of how a Fulton County Constable (AD. SIBERT) got on his muscle while attending a dance at Wagoner's Station, and how that he put a "mansard" over the eye of one of the historic villagers, using for that purpose a pair of brass knuckles; and how that he was arraigned before his Honor, Esquire FENIMORE, of Lincoln, who thought that for his pugilistic propensities he ought to pay $18.55. The bill was paid, and the officer of the law returned to his own borders to keep peace and order within his own domain.
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1875, at the residence of Mr. BARB, in Rochester, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. THOMAS J. BAILEY, of Kansas, and Miss EMMA BALL.
Whether the above was a case of love and marriage at first sight, we do not know; but from the father of the bride we learn that he had no knowledge of the occurrence until after the marriage was consummated. But, then, in these times the old folks have (no) business to know the secrets of their children.
On Friday evening of last week, and on Monday evening of this week, Mr. J. H. BEEBER and J. M. BEEBER each entertained a host of their friends at their respective residences. The former had no especial moving cause but the re-union of friends or social convention for mutual gratification; the latter was in honor of the 35th birthday anniversary of the host...

(Notice to Non-Resident) OSKER GROVE vs JOHN RALSTIN and - - - RALSTIN, his wife, et al... (defendants) are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 29th day of January, 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 6, 1875

KEWANNA ITEMS, February 4, 1875
Our young friend, ENOCH MYERS, has been afflicted with a tumor on his head and face for three or four months ... at this writing he is improving very fast. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice to Non-Residents) LEVI M. DOWNEY and CLINTON D. JONES vs WILLIAM J. ALLEN and JOSEPH F. HOLLOWELL... that said defendant, WILLIAM S. ALLEN, is not resident of the State of Indiana... this 5th day of February, 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Application for License) ... to sell intoxicating liquors... to be sold and drank, in the front room of the building nearest the railroad on Pearl Street, on the south side of the west half of lot number 372 of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester. JOSEPH WEIDNER, Rochester, Ind. Feb. 6, 175.

(Application for License) to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... The front room of the building on the north half of the south half of the lot number 77 new plat of the town of Rochester... AUGUSTINE MIESCH, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 6, 175.

(Application for License) ... to retail spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... The ground floor of the two-story frame building on the south half of the north half of lot number 26 in the old plat of the town of Rochester... THOMAS CLARK, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 6, 175.

(Application for License)... to.retail spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... On the ground floor of the two-story brick building on the north half of the north half of lot number 77 new plat of the town of Rochester... E. FLINN, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 6, 175.

(Application for License) ... to sell intoxicating liquors... to be drank... the back west room on the lower floor of that part of the 2-1/2 story frame building known as the MAMMOTH building, which part is situated upon the north half of the south half of lot number sixty-one (61) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... being situate on Main Street on the east end of said lot and fronting on Main Street... DAVID P. CARR, Rochester, Ind., Feb 6, 175.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ALEXANDER CURTIS, administrator of the estate of THOMAS WEAVER, deceased vs LUCRETIA WEAVER, DAVID S. WEAVER et al... that said defendant, DAVID S. WEAVER, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 4th day of February, 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Application for License) ... to sell intoxicating liquors... to
be drank... in the back room of the one-story frame building an the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number 33, old plat of the town of Rochester... FREDERICK BOSENBERG, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 6, 175.

(Application for License) ... to sell intoxicating liquors ... to be drank.. Twenty (20) feet off of the north side of lot number fifty-two (52) of the old plat of the town of Rochester... in a frame building situate on that part of said premises, fronting on Main Street... JOHN A. EDWARDS, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 6, 175.

(Application for License) ... to sell intoxicating liquors ... to be drank... The south half of the south half of lot number seventy-five (75) in the new plat of the town of Rochester... in a frame building situate on that part of said premises fronting on Main Street... ANDREW J. DAVIDSON, Rochester, Ind., Feb. 6, '75.

Sealed proposals will be received at the Auditor's office for the building of a BRIDGE across Mud Creek, on the Michigan Road.
An alarm of fire on Wednesday evening called many people out into the biting cold to witness the burning out of a flue in L. M. DOWNEY's residence.
DIED. -An infant son of Rev. A. V. HOUSE died yesterday morning. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, will take place from the residence today at 10 o'clock.
It is proposed by some good and responsible parties to erect a large saw mill on the vacant lot east of the Giant Planing Mill and beyond the race. A good and well conducted saw mill would undoubtedly pay a good interest on the money invested.
The POTTOWATTOMIE FLOURING MILL was sold at Sheriff's sale on Monday, and was bid off by STEPHEN C. TABER at $20,000 .... It was, perhaps, the largest sale ever made in the county.

The latest arrivals are C. S. GRAHAM, of Ohio, and GEORGE MYERS, of California.
DIED. -It was Mrs. JOSEPH HILL that died on the 24th of last month, instead of Mr. HILL, as it read in our last items.
Dr. W. T. CLELAND, EDWARD TONER, GEORGIE JACKSON and SADIE PHILLIPS are the afflicted ones of our town. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice of Administration) ... JACOB PUTMAN appointed administrator of the estate of JOHN W. VANLUE, late of Fulton County, deceased, Jan. 30, 1875.

Important to Blacksmiths ... YOUNTS' PATENT TIRE SHRINKER... So cheap and simple in construction is it that every farmer can afford to have a machine, and set his own Buggy and Wagon Tire. The undersigned has the exclusive right for the United States for the sale of the machines or territory, to whom all orders should be addressed. WM. H. CURTIS, Rochester, Ind.

MARRIED. -At the Clerk's office on Saturday, January 30th, 1874, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. CALEB CASTLEMAN and Miss IDA ONSTOTT.
-On January 31st, by the same at his residence, RICHARD H. BUCK and LUCRETIA MONROE.
-On Thursday of this week Miss MATTIE REES, daughter of Esq. REES, was married to ( ----- ) of Illinois. Whoever the Sucker may be that captured one of Rochester's fair daughters, he may congratulate himself on having secured an estimable lady who will do him honor in his prairie home. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages: MARTHA A. REES m. SETH F. BAIRD, Feb. 4, 1875]
-On Tuesday, Feb. 2d, 1875, near Green Oak, by Rev. J. J. MILLER, Mr. ALBERT J. VINCENT and Miss JENNIE E. CARUTHERS.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending February 6, 1875: Mrs. Maggie DALE, David DUGAN, M.D., Martin ERVEN, Thomas E. MINER J. S. MASON, Hiram MORIS, John W. SUMUR, Dr. WALKER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 13, 1875

DIED. -L. M. SPOTTS was in town again this week, and the occasion of
his visit was a sorrowful one. He had received intelligence that his vounger brother, CLINTON F. SPOTTS, had died at New Salem, Texas. Friends were dispatched to that point to have his remains brought to Rochester for interment, but decomposition of the body had taken place so rapidly that it was found impossible to convey it that distance, and he and the friends of the deceased were disappointed by its non-arrival. Mr. Spotts went three years ago as an agent for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and finally engaged in the grocery trade at Salem, Taxes, where he died on Jan. l27, 1875. He was well known in this community as a worthy and enterprising young man, and his death in a strange land among strangers is a sad bereavement to his many friends at this place.

A tri-weekly MAIL will be carried from here to Silver Lake commencing on Tuesday next and continuing each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. By this arrangement our subscribers at Akron will receive the SENTINEL early on Saturday morning of each week.

I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 6th day of March, 1875... (real estate, described) ... in the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CONNER, Attlys for Pllff.

(Executor's Notice) ... JAMES DAVIS appointed executor of the estate of SARAH DAVIS, late of Fulton County, deceased. ... Feb. 11, 1875.

Miss HATTIE REITER is dangerously ill.
DIED. -An infant child of SHANNON MACKEY, Marshal of the city, died on Thursday morning.
-Three funerals occurred on Wednesday afternoon, viz: a child of Mr. and Mrs. DAVID ROSS, a young man by the name of NICHOLS, and Mrs. GEORGE KIBLER. The latter died at Plymouth, and her remains were brought here for interment. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Rochester I.O.O.F.: MARY A. KIBLER, wife of GEORGE KIBLER, died Feb. 9, 1875, age 21yr-4mo-14da]
The trains have been delayed several hours each day since the snow.
It is a slothful hen that won't exert herself a little now when eggs are firm at 25 and 30 cents per dozen.
MARRIED. -OSKER BALDWIN and ELLA BATCHELOR, both of this place, were married by Rev. A. V. HOUSE at his residence on Saturday evening last.
The spy has a new correspondent. He is 4 days old, weighs about 9 pounds, and can dirty a sheet equal to the best scribbler for that paper.
After spending a three weeks' vacation at home, TELLA LYON, MAY SHIELDS and MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN returned to their school at Oxford, O., on Thursday.
J. F. ANGERMAN notifies the County Commissioners that TOM CLARK cannot sell liquor on his premises after the 8th of March ...
... Mr. JOHN W. SHIELDS, of Peru, proposes to organize a class in vocal music at this place ...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester Post office for the week ending February 13, 1875: John CALAWAY, Sarah M. HATTRY, James HAY, Miss Ruth HOOVER, Mrs. Mary HOFPER, Jennie LOPEWS, John REISER, Geo. SMITH, Alvin SROUFE, Ruben STENIGER, Loson TYSON, Mrs. WINEBERG, S. D. WOOD, Miss Elizabeth WOOD. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.

KEWANNA ITEMS, February 10, 1875
H. PHILLIPS is now in Chicago.
A. T. JACKSON is beginning to walk again.
WM. ZUCK is now considered a farmer.
Mr. J. WILSON, of Winamac, has moved to Kewanna.
Esquire H. B. APT has been added to the list of the sick of our town.
Latest arrivals: ROBERT PUGH, of Topeka, Kansas; OLIVER COOK, of Illinois; and ETTA CROSS, of Bourbon, Ind.
One week after the SENTINEL is published it reaches Napa City, Cal., and it requires the same time to reach Blue Grass in this county.
DIED. -On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1875, ELZINA, wife of ISAAC KERSY, aged 30 years.
Mrs. KERSY died in a puerperal spasm, without an hour's sickness or warning of death. Those who knew her best regarded her as a model woman: modest, unassuming, ever kind-hearted and true to her husband and neighbors. In the prime of life she was stricken down, leaving to mourn a husband and many friends.

Mr. O. C. SMITH having associated himself with the old firm of DENISTON & VANTRUMP, the new firm is composed of three energetic business men, who have established and will maintain a first-class hardware house and agricultural wareroom that are the pride of the town ....

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 20, 1875

The long and continued absence without leave of GEORGE R. BEARSS, the Representative elect from Fulton and Kosciusko Counties, has at last been noticed by some of the members of the House of Representatives, and Mr. MARVIN, a member from Fountain County, asked that his salary be discontinued. Mr. McMICHAEL, a member from Marshall and St. Joseph Counties, gave notice that he would offer a resolution at an early day for his expulsion... (the resolution was not offered after Mr. McMichael received a letter from C. W. HOLMAN requesting that he not do so.)

(Sheriff's Sale) LOGANSPORT NATIONAL BANK vs GEORGE R. BEARSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of March, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CONNER, Attlys for Pllff.

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE RETTING and OMER COLE, vs JACOB KREIG... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of March, 1875... Lot number four (4) in Bozarth's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CALKINS, Att'ys for Pllff.

HENRY HAIMBAUGH inflicted a severe wound on his foot with a mattock while digging a grave.
Dr. ROWDEN has been confined to his rooms all winter by a lingering illness. When warm weather approaches he will take a journey to the North-west for the improvement of his health.
MARRIED. -A large number of young folks went to Fulton on Tuesday evening to witness the marriage of Dr. O. P. WAITE and Miss AGGIE AITKENS of that place. It is said to have been the grandest affair of the season. The newly married couple could not wait, so they started on a wedding tour to the east.
Tri-weekly MAILS now depart regularly from this place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings for Silver Lake in Kosciusko County via Akron, and for Kewanna. Passengers desiring to go to either of those points can be accommodated by these hack lines at low rates. NEWHOUSE, with his Grant and Greely mules, runs the former, and WM. KIRKENDOLL the latter.
The Presbyterian Sabbath School was never more prosperous than it is at present under the efficient management of Mr. J. E. CLARKE as Superintendent ...
DIED. -On Saturday, Feb. 13, 1875, at this place, HATTIE REITER, aged 17 vears, 3 months and 22 days.
The deceased was a beautiful and promising lady, educated, and loved by all who knew her. She was a diligent student of the Graded School, and a valuable member of the order of Good Templars. Both of these institutions have lost a shining light and the parents a dutiful and only daughter. The funeral service took place from the M.E. Church on Monday, attended by a large number of the scholars of the school to which she belonged, many sorrowing friends, and the order of Good Templars in full regalia, who took charge of and consigned to its last resting place the body of her whom all loved to adoration. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: HATTIE V. REITER, dau of JACOB M. and SUSAN REITER, died Feb. 13, 1875, age 17yr-3mo-(22?)da.)
-on Monday, Feb. 8, 1875, at the residence of Mrs. NICHOLS, in this place, ELWIN R. NICHOLS, son of ERI and ELIZA NICHOLS, aged 25 years, 1 month and 22 days...
(Resolutions of Taylor Lodge, No. 36, I.O.G.T... Miss HATTIE REITER... signed EMMA'GOULD, LAURA SHIELDS, EVA HEFFLEY, Com.)

KEWANNA ITEMS, February 16, 1875
Sixty kegs of nails just received at the store of PHILLIPS & LEITER.
H. PHILLIPS has returned from Chicago with quite a large stock of goods. Come and see.
A. J. DAVIDSON has left one of his fine organs at the M.E. Church. Now for a musician.
MORRIS FURGUSON claims a pretty miss whom he calls his wife. Long may they wave.
Mr. JOHN METZGER has purchased the farm belonging to Mr. BAINTER, just north of WM. COOK's -
The sick of our community are all able to be up except I. N. McCOY, who is gaining at this time, and it is hoped that he may recover.
Uncle TOMMY BARNETT has purchased the residence of MARTHA LEITER in this place, and she has moved with her son-in-law, Mr. BENNETT, to their farm in Aubbeenaubbee.
On last Saturday the house of Mr. ANDREW JACKSON, on his farm two miles west of town, was burned. Mr. WM. ELLIOTT was an occupant of the house at the time, but water was too scarce to extinguish the fire after it was discovered. Most of the household goods were saved. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) BYRAM CORNELIUS & CO. vs FRKNK RICKER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of March, 1875... (real estate, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) DUCK CREEK DRAINING COMPANY vs WILLIAM R. TOMLINSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of March, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) B. TRENTMAN & SON vs FRANCIS P. WAUGH... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of March, 1875... Lot number one (1) on the north side of Main Street in the town of Bloomingsburg, Fulton County, Indiana... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL S. TERRY vs LEVI M. DOWNEY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 13th day of March, 1875... Twenty-one (21) feet and eight (8) inches off of the south side of lot number seventy-five (75) new plat in the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CONNER, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

A hint to the people ought to be sufficient to inform them that they can get their wagon tire set at ISAAC H. O'BLENIS' shop quicker and cheaper than anywhere else. He has one of JOHN D. VANDERKARR's patent tire-heating furnaces, and can heat and set a tire in ten minutes ... All kind of blacksmithing done at his shop in good style and on short notice. His shop is in the north part of town,....

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 27, 1875


Never in the history of Rochester were the citizens of this usually quiet and peaceful place thrown into such a fever of excitement and confusion as they were on last Saturday night, when the news, like an electric shock, spread all over the town that JOHNNY WALLACE had been killed. Such a tragedy as had occurred was an unusual affair for Rochester, and men ran hither and thither, conveying the intelligence and making inquiries as to the facts in the case.
It is a fact well known to nearly all the citizens of this county and many of the traveling public that Rochester has been cursed for several years with a low grade house of prostitution kept by JOHN D. VANDERKARR and his wife, SARAH VANDERKARR. In fact, so notorious is the name Vanderkarr that it is known far and wide among men who are termed "sports." This house, like all of its kind, invited within its wall all classes of persons, irrespective of age or other conditions of life, and, naturally enough, many were the scenes of strife and bloodletting among the motley crews that assembled there night after night.
On the night in question, at about the hour of 10 o'clock, JOHN J. WALLACE, AMOS SELBY, McKENDRY GREEN and JAMES DEBOLT repaired to that house, (which, by the way, is situated in the north-western portion of town, just within the corporate limits,) in a sleigh, to which was attached a single horse. Arriving there, they asked to be admitted, but were refused by the host. Vanderkarr remained within the house and communicated to those on the outside through a wicket or hole in the wall near the door his determination to keep them out. But the party of four had come for some purpose known best to themselves and did not feel disposed to return until they had seen the inside of the house. They at last grew desperate, and Vanderkarr says that one of them remarked that if he did not let them in that they would batter down the door and take his heart's blood. Nothing daunted, he still refused them admission, whereupon, it is said, the door was kicked from its fastening and swung in. When that had been done, and as they were hurriedly getting into the sleigh to depart, they were fired upon by Vanderkarr with a double-barrelled shot gun, both barrels heavily charged with powder and large buckshot. Fortunately, however, one barrel missed fire, the other taking effect in the bodies of Wallace and Selby. No cry of pain was heard as the horse bounded away with its load of wounded men. Wallace remarked that he was shot through and through and asked to be driven home, which was but a few blocks away. He was carried into his father's house and breathed his last in less than ten minutes after receiving his wound. Nearly the entire medical fraternity of the place was immediately summoned, and an examination of his injuries proved that six balls had nearly rended asunder his left arm just above the elbow, and that eight had entered his left side between his hip and ribs. Selby had received one ball in the hip, the other two persons who were in the sleigh with them miraculously escaping unharmed.
All this occurred in a remarkably short space of time, and it was but a few minutes thereafter until nearly the whole town was informed that a murder had been committed. When Sheriff MOON learned of the disaster, he, with Marshal MACKEY, lost no time in wending their way to the late scene of the disaster, where they found Vanderkarr unconscious of the crime he had committed. He was soon informed of it, likewise that he was a prisoner, as well as the other inmates, which consisted at that time of Mrs. VANDERKARR, KATE FOSTER and HESTER WILSON. By this time a large number had gathered there to assist in making the arrests, if necessary. A large crowd of warm and excited friends had gathered at the WALLACE HOUSE, where lay the dead and mutilated body of JOHN WALLACE. In going to the office of Esquire HERMAN, where a preliminary examination was to be held, the criminal and his women passed by the crowd at the Wallace House, and, as they were passing, fears were entertained that the prisoner would be taken from the hands of the officers and lynched, but wisdom characterized their actions, and no violence was offered. The Justice's office was literally packed with persons long before the prisoners arrived, all eager to gaze upon one who had taken the life of a fellowman. Vanderkarr was quite nervous and was anxious to be placed in a place of safety; accordingly he and the three women were lodged in the county jail until Monday at 1 o'clock, when they were to have a preliminary examination.
In the meantime a Coroner's jury was empaneled by Esquire HERMAN, acting Coroner, who returned a verdict in accordance with the facts. The following is the report of the same jury:
The undersigned jurors, empaneled on the 20th day of February to hold an inquisition on the body of JOHN J. WALLACE, found dead in the township of Rochester, Fulton County, in the State of Indiana, do report that the true name of said person is as above given, to-wit: JOHN J. WALLACE, that at the time of his death he was about 21 years old, that he had no valuables on his person as far as we have been able to ascertain.
Given under our hands this 21st day of February, 1875. ISAAC GOOD, D. S. ROSS, F. RICHTER, D. P. CARR, BENJ. VAWTER, D. L. BECK, B. F. CORY, A. L. GOODRICH, JOHN Q. NEAL, JACOB KRIEG, A. A. LAWRENCE, J. F. COLLINS.
By the time the prisoners had been stored away in their cells, the pulse of those whose feeling of indignation and excitement ran highest, began to beat less frequent as the early hours of the Sabbath morn drew on, and many retired to their homes to reflect upon the atrocity of the crime that had been committed.
On Sunday, all day long every street corner contained a group of men discussing the proceedings of the past night. It was the all absorbing theme of conversation and general interest. There was a perceptible falling off of church-going people, as the many empty pews of the various churches all testified. A cloud of gloom pervaded every circle, and caused a feeling of sadness in the hearts of all.
Preparations were made for the funeral of JOHN J. WALLACE, to take place on Monday at 10 o'clock a.m. Many people in the country had learned of the calamity, and at an early hour on that morning there was an unusual stir on the streets, all anxious to see and hear concerning the tragedy. Rev. Mr. SAGE, a Universalist minister from Logansport, had been engaged to preach the funeral sermon, and when the hour arrived, the funeral cortege, headed by the Brass Band, proceeded to the M.E. Church, which was soon filled to overflowing with a large circle of mourning relatives and sorrowing friends. The sermon was a masterly effort, full of tenderness and consolation for the broken and bleeding hearts of a father, mother, three sisters and other relatives, but their tears would not cease to flow and the anguish of their souls refused to be pent up. When they came to look for the last time upon the inanimate form of that son and brother their grief knew no bounds, and the scene beggars description. As the funeral procession proceeded to the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, the slow, measured notes from the band impressed the crowds that thronged the streets with the solemnity of the occasion.
The funeral rites had hardly been performed when the hour set for the Preliminary Trial of JOHN D. VAIMERKARR, charged with murder in the first degree, and his wife, KATE FOSTER and HESTER WILSON, as accessories, was called. The examination took place at the Court House and never was the temple of justice more densely packed with a living mass of humanity than at that time. The prisoners were conducted from the jail to the court room through the surging crowd, and took seats in a position so that the entire audience had a favorable opportunity of gazing upon them. The attorneys, consisting of I. CONNER, deputy Prosecutor, and E. STURGEON, for the State, J. S. SLICK, E. CALKINS and H. B. JAMISON for the defense, arranged themselves on either side of a long table. Esquire HERMAN occupied the Judge's chair, and the trial began. At this juncture ROBERT WALLACE, the father of the murdered young man, made his way to the side of his attorneys, and the withering look he gave the slayer of his son, who sat on the opposite side of the table, was more indicative of his feeling than though he had given audible expression to what he felt. VANDERKARR plead Not Guilty to the charge, waived an examination, and was remanded to jail. KATE FOSTER and HESTER WILSON were dismissed, while Mrs. VANDERKARR was held to answer as being an aid and abettor to her husband in the killing of Wallace. The only witnesses that were examined were the two girls, who had been dismissed. KATE FOSTER swore that her home was at Kewanna, in this county, and that she had been at VANDERKARR's but three weeks. HESTER WILSON swore that her home was at Oxford, Ind., and that she had only been at VANDERKARR's three weeks. The testimony of both were to the effect that they were present at the time the shooting took place, but were in bed at the time the four persons made application to be admitted to the house. According to their testimony there were no persons within the house at that time but those who properly belonged there. They heard VANDERKARR tell those without that they could not come in, and they heard the voice of one from without say that if he did not open the door he would kick the door down and take his heart's blood. They further testified that the door was kicked or broken from its fastenings by those without, and that immediately thereafter VANDERKARR fired upon them. No information could be elicited from them by which the wife could be implicated as an accessory to the murderous deed. She was present and a passive spectator to all that occurred, but did not counsel or advise the act, nor did she remonstrate against it.
After a brief argument by the counsel the Court decided that there had not been sufficient evidence adduced to warrant him to hold her in custody, and thereupon she was set at liberty.
The gun used by the defendant was exhibited in court, but there was nothing remarkable about it to distinguish it from other guns of its class, save that it was weather-beaten and rusty. Both barrels were well charged at the time, having been reloaded for further destruction if an occasion offered.
A brief sketch of the principal actors in this blood-curdling tragedy may not prove entirely uninteresting to our readers:
JOHN D. VANDERKARR was born on the Mohawk River, near Albany, New York, and will be 39 years old on the 3rd of next June. His parents died while he was a youth, and soon after he made his home at Kankakee, Ill., where he married his present wife in 1863. No children have been born unto them, which is truly a blessing. About six years ago they came to Rochester, and for a time laid some claim to respectability but after opening a house of prostitution he sunk to his proper level. He is of medium hight, strong and robust, and weighs not less than 200 pounds. He has a sallow complexion and a physiogonomy that does not impress any one as being intellectual or at all pleasing.
SARAH VANDERKARR, his wife, is about three years his senior, and possesses a hard, grim visage that is extremely repulsive. Her maiden name was MILLER, and, from what we can learn, spent her earlier days in Miami County, where she married one BENJAMIN JOHNIGAN, who was soon after divorced from her on account of her persistent loose and unchaste habits.
KATE FOSTER is a large, overgrown girl, of perhaps 22 vears of age, and not ill looking. Her parents, or her widowed mother rather, lives near Kewanna, and bears the name of FUNK. FOSTER is an alias assumed by Kate to conceal her true name. It is well known that a prominent citizen induced her away from her mother, and placed her at VANDERKARR's to advance his private interests. The name of this ranting hypocrite, who maintains an air of sanctity, will be brought prominently before the public in due time.
HESTER WILSON is a stranger here, of lighter build and feebler constitution. She is young in years but old in vice, and ought to be an inmate of some hospital rather than to be plying her vocation.
JOHN JACOB WALLACE was born in Rochester, and has ever made his home with his father, who is the proprietor of the Wallace House. He had just attained his majority two months ago, and was a young man of good physical proportions and in the prime of his youth. He was somewhat reckless in some of his habits, yet he was possessed of noble impulses and a kind, forgiving spirit. His fine social qualities were admired by all and secured him many friends, who deeply regret his early demise. His desires and willingness to accommodate and do the bidding of his friends is what at many times lead him from the path of rectitude. His transgressions were more of the character of boys' pranks than of a premeditated desire to do wrong, and had his life been spared a few years he would have outgrown his boyishness and have become an honored and useful member of society. He was an only son, loved and cherished by the whole family.
AMOS SELBY's name has appeared so frequently in print in connection with bloody noses and broken heads, that he requires but little notice at our hand. He claims the championship of the county for a square knock-down, and we think he is entitled to the belt. He is perhaps 38 or 40 years of age, and has been "on his muscle" from our earliest recollection. When sober, he is a quiet and orderly citizen; but a few drinks makes a demon of him and nothing is too daring for him to undertake. The buckshot wound received in his hip is quite a serious one, but he is in a fair way to recover.
McKENDRY GREEN is a resident of Liberty Township in this county. He frequently visits this place, and when he does so, the company he keeps and the places he visits has not given him a very enviable reputation among the people of Rochester.
JAMES DEBOLT is a young man, almost entirely unknown in this community, and from his gentlemanly appearance we would hardly have thought that he would be found seeking admission to a house of the character of VANDERKARR'S. ... VANDERKARR is secure within the county jail, and employs his time in drawing discordant sounds out of an old violin....

BEN CRAVEN has closed out his photograph gallery.
Miss JENNIE HILTON is suffering from an attack of typhoid fever and is seriously ill.
Dr. ROWDEN is not improving much in health. He is now confined to his bed and requires careful watching.
A lodge of Daughters of Rebecca was organized at Akron on Wednesday...
SAMUEL HEFFLEY, the builder of the champion wagons at this place, proposes to build an addition to his already extensive wagon manufactory and put an engine therein for the purpose of enlarging his business in the spring.
At last the Odd Fellows have definitely determined to purchase the third story of BALCONY HALL building and fit it up for lodge purposes ... The building is well located, and being 42xlOO feet... But in the event of their taking it, which is a matter of but little doubt, what will Rochester do for a public hall? There is not another hall in the place that will accommodate half the people that usually attend lectures, theaters, balls, festivals, &c....

(Executor's Notice) WILLIAM CROSSGROVE appointed Executor of the estate of ELIZABETH BIXLER, late of Fulton County, Indiana, deceased. Feb. 22, '75.

[Notice of Survey) ... J. W. BRANTHOFFER - - - -]

(Sheriff's Sale) SHAW & BALDWIN vs FRANK RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of March, 1875... (real estate, described), situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Attlys for Pllff.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM ASHTON vs JEDEDIAH L. PECK and MARY L. PECK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of March, 1875... (real estate, described) lying and being in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 6, 1875

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 2, 1875
DIED. -On Monday morning last ANDREW JACKSON and wife awoke to find their infant child a corpse by their side. The cause of its death is not known.
-On Monday, Feb. 22, 1875, I. N. McCOY, aged 55 years, 10 months and 25 days.
The deceased has been a citizen of this community for the past 28 years, and for the last 25 years has been a consistent member of the Baptist Church. He was also a member of the order of Patrons of Husbandry, and was interred with appropriate ceremonies by the order. For many days previous to his death he expressed his hope in Christ, and was fully resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things well, and for man's good, though to us His providence may seem severe. Mr. McCoy was an honest, industrious citizen, and a zealous worker in the church to which he belonged. Many will be the places his presence will be missed in the various circles of life. A companion, a large family of children, with many friends, are called to mourn.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, SAMUEL SMITH to Miss MOORE, daughter of WM. D. MOORE, of Aubbeenaubbee. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983,: SAMUEL SMITH m. JOSEPHINE MOORE, Feb. 28, 1875.)
For some time past the mill of JACKSON & MINTON ceased to run for want of water, but now they have a new drove well, and they keep the mill running day and night, so that in a short time people can pay back borrowed flour. - - - - ELI LEITER.

MARTIN STURGEON, of Aubbeenaubbee Township, has been appointed administrator of the estate of his deceased brother, WM. STURGEON.
SLICK has gone to Allen County to look after some lands belonging to the HOLMES estate and sold by ASHTON as administrator of said estate.
WILL. TOLERTON, son of the deceased Dr. TOLERTON of this place, was one of the proprietors of the Ethescope that exhibited at Balcony Hall this week.
DAN AGNEW and wife, and A. C. SHEPHERD and wife, will visit the hot springs in Arkansas in about two weeks. They go for pleasure and the improvement of the health of some of the party.
GEORGE H. WALLACE was called home to Rochester, from Plymouth, last Friday, upon a telegram that his wife was dangerously ill. -MAIL and MAGNET.
His "first born" looked up and called him "pa" as soon as he entered his home. George is very proud of it.
DIED. -Mrs. NANCY JANE DEWITT died at the residence of her brother, D. P. CARR, in this place, on Monday morning. The funeral was to have taken place on Wednesday, but owing to the very inclement weather of that day the service was postponed until Thursday at 9 o'clock, when her remains were taken to the Hamlet graveyard, near Bloomingsburg, for interment.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT ... on Monday with the following officers present: JOHN W. BLACK and GEORGE W. CARTER, Commissioners, DAN. AGNEW, Auditor, and SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff. THOMAS BARNETT, Commissioner for the Second District, was detained at home by sickness.
The first work of the Board was awarding the contract for building a BRIDGE across Mud Creek on the Michigan Road to JOHN R. SHOUP and JOHN HUNTER. SAMUEL W. JULIAN, of Wayne Township, presented a petition for the building of a bridge across Blue Grass Creek of the same description and at the same cost as the one to be built across Mud Creek. The petition was granted, and Mr. JULIAN was awarded the contract. ... the appointment of Assessors for the various townships... : For Wayne Township, JOHN W. RUSH; Union, ENOCH MYERS; Aubbeenaubbee, JOHN HENDERSON; Liberty, JOHN AYDELOTT; Rochester, WM. McMAHAN; Richland, FREDERICK GRAEBER; Henry, SIMON MILLER; Newcastle, PETER MEREDITH. The Auditor was directed to receive and draw an order in favor of (- - - - - ) GREGSON for wood furnished for use in the Court House.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 6, 1875: Peter CATLET, James CALWAY, Daniel CRIPLIVER, Mrs. Charity EDWARDS, John JEMISON, Mrs. Mary LOWRY, A. C. PRVINE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 13, 1875

IN MEMORIAM. At a meeting of Round Lake Grange, No. 1303, P. of H., Wayne Township, Fulton County, Indiana, held March 4th, 1875... resolutions... worthy brother, I. N. McCOY... (signed) THOS. J. WARE, JAMES WARE, Com.

(Sheriff's Sale) MILTON SHIRK vs GEORGE R. BEARSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1875... (real estate, described - in two parcels, the second of which is) owned by GEORGE REAM... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) A. C. COPELAND vs GEORGE R. BEARSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1875... (real estate, described) ... situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CALKINS, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) LOGANSPORT NATIONAL BANK vs GEORGE R. BEARSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1875... (real estate, described) ... situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CONNER, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

Mrs. J. A. HUGHSTON is spending a few days with her friends at this place.
The buckshot that found a lodgment in AMOS SELBY's rump is not giving him much trouble at present. He is able to be on the streets again.
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, March 10, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Wayne Township, by Rev. GEORGE LONG, assisted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. DAVID P. ELLIOTT and Miss MARGRET J. McCAUGHEY.
A distressing accident occurred near Green Oak in this county on Wednesday. A young man by the name of JOHNSON, aged about 19 years, went to the woods with his gun on a hunting expedition. After wandering around in quest of game until he became weary, he sat down upon a large log to rest, placing his gun directly in front of him, the muzzle pointing toward him. By some means it was discharged and the contents entered his lower bowels, and, from the position he occupied, took an upward tendency to his stomach. One of his hands was also badly wounded. He managed to get to his home, which was but a short distance off; but our informant says that it is impossible for him to recover. He is a young man, well respected, and the sole support of a widowed mother.

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 9, 1875
S. McKITRICK has gone to Ohio.
Miss TAYLOR is among her many friends.
FRANK HOWELL makes a bass sound -- on his horn.
Latest arrivals -- Mrs. RITCHEY, of Bourbon, and E. L. YARLOTT and lady, of Brook, Ind.
Uncle TOMMY BARNETT will move to his residence this week. Yes, he is moving to-day.
RUFUS BLAIR has purchased the KEWANNA HOUSE of JOHN KILMER, taking possession the first of April.
One among the strange features of the late snow-storm was, that JOHN WEARY did not get to town on that day.
MARRIED. -By Rev. JESSE SPARKS, at his residence, on the 5th inst., HORACE GREELEY LUNSFORD to Miss MALL.
-On the same day, by Esquire FRANCIS H. GRAHAM, Mr. DECKARD to SUSAN GREEN. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: SUSAN GREEN m. ENOCH DECKER March 4, 1875]
DIED. -On March 7th, 1875, ALBERT, son of SAMUEL and ELIZA ZELLERS, aged 13 months and 6 days. Funeral services by Elder E. M. McGRAW.

[Letter from Akron, Ind., March 11, 1875, to T. MAJOR BITTERS, WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS and W. H. SICKMAN, of Rochester, challenging debate at Akron within three weeks on the subject: Resolved, That the Civil Rights Bill should not be repealed, signed R. C. WALLACE, V. H. DANIELS, N. G. HUNTER]

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 13, 1875: Miss Bell ANDERSON, Rufus ALSPACH, Mrs. Sama'tha BLUEBAKER., Henry BOHLS, Alonzo COPLEN, Chas. M. FOX, Wm. P. JOHNSON, Mrs. Alma SHACKELFORD. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES KELLEY vs LEONARD FIKE, et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CONNER, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ANGUS McDONALD VS WILLIAM STURGEON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3rd day of April, 1875... (real estate) the undivided one-half of all the town lots composing the town of Sturgeon, Fulton County, Indiana, together with warehouse and other improvements ... except lot number fifty-five (55) .... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CALKINS, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 20, 1875

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 16, 1875
The Kewanna Graded School will open on Monday, March 22, 1875, under the care of Mr. FIELDS, of Jay County, Ind.
PHILLIPS & LEITER have the exclusive comb and brush trade to JOHN MYER, the harness-maker; also the sadiron trade to F. H. GRAHAM, the tinner.
A. T. TONER thought two dollars per day for jurymen was a great plenty -- the next issue of the SENTINEL informed him that he was one of the chosen ones.
DIED. -One day last week, while tearing away an old building, some of the debris fell upon Mr. H. ZELLERS, breaking his leg, which caused his death the day following. Mr. Zellers was 79 vears old, and was in good health and very active for a man of his age at the time. He is the father of JOHN ZELLERS, of Bruce's Lake, where the accident occurred, he being here on a visit. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Executor's Sale) FREDERICK GRAEBER, Executor of the last will and testament of PETER ARZNER, deceased, will sell at public auction at the late residence, one and one-fourth of a mile west of the Germany store, in Richland Township... Friday, April 9, 1875 (personal property, itemized)...

JOSEPH RICHARDSON, of Henry Township, is very dropsical, and is liable to drop off at any time.
I. W. BROWN is now the owner of the BOYD MILLER farm, lying west of town.
The special session of the Legislature adjourned on Monday, and on Tuesday Hon. MILO R. SMITH and wife returned to their home and friends looking well, and as though they had enjoyed city life.
.DIED. -We learned at a late hour yesterday that JOHN ELLIS, one of Aubbeenaubbee's wealthiest and most enterprising farmers, died on Thursday. His death was caused by erysipelas on his face, extending over his head and down his spinal column. A more extended notice will appear next week.
MARRIED. -On Thursday morning of this week, at 9 o'clock, occurred the wedding of Mr. BURT H. SLUSSER and Miss BELLE WALTERS. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. D. UTTER, at the residence of the bride's parents, who reside two miles south of Rochester on the Michigan road. Mr. Slusser is a resident of South Bend, and is Secretary and Treasurer of the Novelty Bracket Works at that place. He is a young man of pleasing address, and enjoys the good will and esteem of all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance. Belle is a very fitting name for thelady he chose for a helpmeet in life. She is a favorite among all her associates, who will be sorry to lose her from among their number. A large number of invited guests were present to witness the plight of love between the happy couple ... The newly married couple started on a bridal tour to Chicago and the West, and when they return, will take ap their abode at South Bend, where it is hoped they may live long and enjoy each other's best love.
DIED. -At Big Rapids, Mich., on the 14th inst, MORRIS L. BROOKS, in the 76th year of his age.
Mr. Brooks had been long and favorably known in this region, and many will mourn his sudden and unexpected demise. He had a natural love for horses, and on Thursday previous to his death was handling one of high spirit. The animal, in his wantonness, got some advantage of the old gentleman, and pushed him against the stable wall with great violence, producing fatal injuries. All that the tender care of friends could do was done for his restoration, but in vain, the fatal hour was approaching. He lingered in great distress till Sunday morning, and then peacefully breathed his last. Uncle Brooks, as he was familiarly called here, was born and reared in the interior of New York, whence in early manhood he emigrated to the West. He came to Rochester nearly twenty years ago, and most of his life since has been spent here. Many of our citizens will not soon forget his sprightly motion, his pleasant countenance, his quaint jokes, and his unfailing good nature. But he deserves to be remembered for qualities of more substantial worth. He was, in the highest sense of the term, an honest man. Though his lot was cast in the humblest walks of life, no one could justly accuse him of ever claiming a single farthing's worth of anything not fairly his own. No one can say that he ever spoke or acted an untruth -- frank and sincere in all his dealings, he scorned everything like intrigue and deception. He was independent in spirit, seeking success by his own honest efforts, rather than by relying on the assistance of others; he very much preferred a moderate competence, the result of labor and economy on his part, to wealth gained by the sacrifice of his manliness. He was a pattern of industry -- whatever his hands found to do he did with his might. Loafers and idlers found no countenance or sympathy either in his precept of principle. He believed that men and women are put into the world for some useful purpose, and "he showed his faith by his works." His life was governed by intelligent religious principle. Though he made no special parade of his piety, few men in any condition of life were more sincere in their reverence for God and His laws, or were more deeply imbued with the spirit of kindness and charity toward their fellow-men. His acts of benevolence were of the quiet, unobtrusive sort, but yet none the less worthy of commendation. He labored as he had opportunity. In the language of the Scripture, "he done what he could." At a ripe old age he has passed away, and the story of his lowly life will soon fade from the memory of men; but when human character and human conduct shall be judged according to rule announced by Infinite wisdom in regard to poor widow and her two mites, Uncle Brooks will occupy a much more enviable position than many who have looked down on him here.

J. F. GREER, O. P. GREER --- GREER BROTHERS, Bourbon, Ind., Dealers in and manufacturers of American and Italian Marble MONUMENTS, Headstones, &c .... D. R. MARTIN is our authorized Agent for Rochester and Fulton County...

(Notice) I hereby notify all persons not to trust THEODORE ICE on my account, whose bed and board I had to leave on account of his cruel treatment to me. The very shirts upon his back are the results of my labor, and he has seen fit to advertise his own shame; and he has no credit within himself, and should have none. MATILDA A. ICE.

(Notice of Administration) MARTIN STURGEON appointed Administrator of the estate of WILLIAM STURGEON, late of Fulton County, deceased. March 19, 1875.

(Notice of Administration) JOHN W. SMITH appointed Administrator of the estate of DEBORAH GOODRICH, deceased. ... Rochester, Ind, March 18, '75.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 27, 1875

[very lengthy letter from Bozeman, Montana, dated March, 175, received by Miss JENNIE DAVIS, of this place, from her cousin, Mr. W. F. DAVIS, son of Hon. J. J. DAVIS, formerly of Rochester and editor of this paper]

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 23, 1875
On Thursday last A. T. JACKSON & CO. sent from Kewanna 6,000 pounds of flour.
In a revival meeting of the U.B. Church near SUSAN SLICK'S, a class has been organized of about 50 members.
Mrs. STREET informs us that she has used extract of logwood for chicken cholera, and it proves to be an effectual cure.
SAMUEL ODOFFER has public sale on next Saturday, and after his business is settled up be and his family expect to spend the summer with their many friends.
Late arrivals -- Mrs. HARRIET BALL, of Nebraska, JOSEPH BENHAM and son of Ohio. Mr. Benham's son will remain among us and try his luck on their farm.
MARRIED. -By Elder E. M. McGRAW, on the 21st inst., Mr. PATRICK HILL to Miss ABBE HUDKINS, both of Union Township. ...
-By Rev. WM. READER, at his residence, on the 17th inst., WM. PUGH to Miss HENRY, both of Wayne Township. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: WILLIAM PUGH m. LAURA HENRY March 17, 1875.]
The Kewanna Graded School opened yesterday, T. W. FIELDS, of Jordan, near Union City, Ind., Principal, and Miss L. TAYLOR, assistant ...
On Tuesday last, while handling a gun very carelessly, or as a small boy is likely to do, a young son of J. G. CANNON (WILLIE) was shot through the hand. The wound was painful and severe, but it is thought that it will not injure the use of it. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(To Bridge Contractors) Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, Indiana, will, on Thursday, June 10, 1875... receive proposals and let the contract for building a BRIDGE across the Tippecanoe River on Michigan Road, 2-1/2 miles north of Rochester... Bridge to be iron; Arch, two (2) spans of 88-1/2 feet each; Roadway, sixteen (16) feet wide...... By order of the Board, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) BENJAMIN F. DAW & CO. vs CORNELIUS & DUMBAULD... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of April, 1875... Twenty-one and one-half (2l-1/2) feet off of the north side of lot number thirty-three (33) old plat in the town of Rochester... Taken as the property of AUGUSTUS D. CORNELIUS .... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CONNER, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

JOSEPH RICHARDSON, of Henry Township, died on last Sunday evening.
Dr. ROWDEN still clings to life, and his determination to not yield to the call may yet save him to his many friends.
JOE WEIDNER has purchased the building formerly occupied by FERGUSON & ASHTON as a grocery store, and will fit it with billiard tables and decanters.
The Presbyterians are talking of purchasing a new organ for church use. That they need one is very evident to all who have ever heard the "squeak" of the old one.
Mr. and Mrs. LEVI MERCER gave a large and brilliant party at their residence on Friday evening of last week. On the same evening Mr. and Mrs. ABRAMS celebrated their tin wedding.
JACOB CRABILL, formerly of the Millark Mill, but now a farmer in Allen County, called on us this week and renewed his subscription...
CALVIN KNOPP, a young man well known throughout this township, left here on a trip last Thursday for Norborn, Carl County, Missouri, where he will engage in putting up a kiln for DANIEL VANTRUMP, formerly of this place, who intends to do an extensive business in brickmaking the coming season...
MARRIED. -A singular wedding, or, rather, a wedding under peculiar circumstances, took place at the Clerk's office last Monday night. CHARLEY BLOOM is a gay young German butcher, who came here as a stranger last fall and embarked in business. He soon formed the acquaintance of MARY A. HAGAN, a second cousin of his, a fine German girl, living in the country. To her he paid his devotions regularly, and everything run smoothly for a time. Finally, she revealed to her mother that it would be prudent for her to get married immediately. The mother confided to the father, and between them they agreed that the marriage should take place. Acting upon their first impulse, they came to town and sought a magistrate, who furnished the proper paper to bring Charley into the presence of his adored Mary. Sheriff MOON acted as an escort for him to the Clerk's office, where they found the other parties. A choice was given the butcher of marrying the girl or remaining in the custody of the Sheriff. He chose the former, and, calling in a parson, the marriage vows were taken, and they were pronounced husband and wife. The hour was late, so the girl returned to her home and the butcher to his stall. An early train the next morning wafted him out of town, since which time he has not been seen nor heard from. It is supposed that he is in quest of something to slaughter. The girl is anxiously awaiting coming events.
Dr. A. K. PLANK has bought D. W. LYON's interest in the center room of the MAMMOTH BUILDING, and now owns it entire from cellar to garret...
Dr. SPOHN and wife returned from Aurora, Ind., on Thursday, whither the latter had gone for the improvement of her health. It was the intention of Mrs. Spohn to have gone to the southern States to spend the summer, but arriving at Aurora her health rapidly failed...
The overcoat found in the cigar store the next morning after it was robbed, was worn down town one day this week by CHARLEY MANN, a young man in the employ of ED. CHINN. ROBERT WALLACE saw it on his back and claimed the ownership of it, and entitled to its possession. Charley refused to give it up, and Wallace undertook to get it by his superior strength, and succeeded. In a suit instituted for an assault and battery, Wallace paid the fine and costs, amounting to more than a dozen such coats were worth.
DIED. -We briefly noticed the death of JOHN ELLIS last week, intending to do so more fully at this time, but failing to procure the information which we expected, can only add what is generally known throughout the county -- that the deceased was one of the first farmers of the county, owning a large and well cultivated farm in Aubbeenaubbee Township. He was one of the pioneers of that township, having been a resident of it and a hard laborer for its advancement for the past twenty years. He has ever been a lifelong Democrat, and it is to his effort that the Democracy of this county owe much of the success it has met with in the past. He was, at the time of his death, which occurred Thursday, March 18, 1875, 55 years and 6 months of age. His funeral took place on Saturday last, and was largely attended by his many friends. Society has lost a valuable member, and a large family a kind father and faithful husband.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 27, 1875: Mrs. Mary ALLEMANY, W. H. CLARK, Louis CREAK, Mrs. Margret C. JOHNSTON, Jacob STEPHENS, James TOWNSEND. - - - - Mrs . E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

LOST. -On the streets of Rochester on Friday, March 12, 1875, three promissory notes given by the undersigned and drawn in favor of ELIZABETH MILLISER.... All persons are warned against purchasing these notes. SILAS MILLISER.

(Notice) Notice is hereby given to all and every person that any business transactions by any member of the firm of GEORGE R. BEARSS & CO. will not be recognized by FEDER & SILBERBERG. March 25, 1875.

(Sheriff's Sale) A. C. COPELAND vs WILLIAM E. BEARSS and GEORGE R. BEARSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 10th day of April, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JAMISON & CALKINS, Attlys for Pllff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 3, 1875

AKRON, IND., March 31, 1875
WILLIAM BITTERS is busily engaged in making arrangements for building an elegant brick residence on the site of the one he now occupies, on STRINGTOWN AVENUE, the most pleasant and popular thoroughfare in Henry Township.

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 30, 1875
A. T. JACKSON has sold his interest in the KEWANNA MILLS to JAMES MURRAY and son.
JOHN KILMER is preparing to build a dwelling on Troutman Street, north of W. T. CLELAND's residence.
WILLIAM COOK was in town to-day for the first time in three months past, he being confined to his room in ill health for that length of time ...
DIED. -Truly, one by one our old citizens are falling. We were informed by SAMUEL BARGER that CHARLES SCHOCH, of Elkhart, Ind., did a few weeks ago. Mr. Schoch was a former resident of this county, and for many years had charge of the INDIAN FIELD post office, his farm joining that of Mr. ELLIS, whose death was recorded a few weeks ago. They both passed from this world of toil about the same time. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice to Non-Resident) JOSEPH W. BARR vs THEODORE WHITE and CHARLES F. BOHALL... plaintiff, by GEORGE W. HOLMAN, attorney... that said defendant, CHARLES F. BOHALL, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Administration) ...LETTETIA ELLIS, JOHN ELLIS appointed Administrator of the estate of JOHN ELLIS, late of Fulton County, deceased... April 2, '75.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Wayne Township, and reported to WM. R. FREEL, a Justice of the Peace for said township, an estray cow (described)... Appraised at $18. JOHN MULLINS.

Mrs. Dr. J. C. SPOHN is dangerously ill.
"Doc" SHIELDS has returned home to spend a short vacation from college studies.
JOHN W. DAVIS has been appointed deputy Assessor for Rochester Township, and will appraise all the property within the corporation.
Circuit Court will be held in this county commencing on Monday, April 26th, and will be presided over by Hon. HORACE CORBIN, the new Judge for this district.
One of the first duties of the Corporation Board of Trustees should be to establish a grade for the building of SIDEWALKS on Main Street, the full length of it -- order the old, rotten and dilapidated ones torn up and replaced by more safe and substantial ones, put down according to the plan and grade to be established. As they are now, we have hills and valleys, deadfalls, mantraps, and fine harbors for rats and all kind of vermin. There would be some objection to such an improvement, but that is always the case -- some men object to receiving good things.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 10, 1875

Dr. CLELAND is now on the sick list, but is improving at this writing.
J. LEITER, of Nappa, Cal., reports himself in very good health a few days ago.
WM. BENNETT very unluckily cut off his small toe while chopping wood a few days since.
LU. MILLS is improving the town in the way of moving buildings, instead of building. The people all speak well of the change he has made.
The drug store has changed hands again. ED. TUCKER is proprietor now, Mr. SHATTO retiring. He will probably devote his time to the practice of medicine or law.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, April lst, 1875, Elder E. M. McGRAW to Mrs. ELIZA MAXEY, both of Union Township.
DIED. -Just as we send this we learn of the death of Mrs. JACOB HENDRIXON, of Wayne Township. She died very suddenly, being sick since last Saturday. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) MILTON SHIRK vs GEORGE R. BEARSS and JOHN F. MILLER...I will expose at public sale... Tuesday, the 4th day of May, 1875... (real estate, described) being in Fulton County, Indiana... Taken as the property of GEORGE R. BEARSS at the suit of MILTON SHIRK, cashier of the First National Bank, Peru, Indiana vs GEORGE R. BEARSS and JOHN F. MILLER to satisfy two (2) judgments (for $5,001.20 and $721,86), and one judgment in the case of MILTON SHIRK, cashier of the First National Bank of Peru, Indiana vs GEORGE R. BEARSS, JAMES O. COLE and CLINTON CRANE (for $1,732.50) ... Said lands will be sold subject to all prior liens, and the sale ... subject to the interest of MARY C. BEARSS, wife of Defendant GEORGE R. BEARSS... and mortgage given by the said GEORGE R. BEARSS to ARTHUR C. COPELAND... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH BIBBLER vs THOMAS BREWER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the lst day of May, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors to be sold and drank on the premises... in the one-story frame building situated on the east end of the north half of the south half of lot number 77 of the new plat of the town of Rochester... AUGUSTINE MIESCH.

(Application for License) to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors to be drank on the premises on the ground floor of the two-story brick building situated on the east end of the north half of the north half of lot number 77 new plat of the town of Rochester... ELIJAH FLINN.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... in the one-story frame building situated in the east end of the south half of the south half of lot number 75 new plat of the town of Rochester... WEIDNER & BAILEY.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... the back west room on the lower floor of that part of the 2-1/2 story frame building known as the MAMMOTH BUILDING, which part is situated upon the south half of the south half of lot number sixty-one (61) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... being situate on Main Street on the eastend of said lot and fronting on Main Street... DAVID P. CARR

(Administrators' Sale) LETITIA ELLIS, JOHN ELLIS, Administrators... will sell at public auction at the late residence of the decedent in Aubbeenaubbee Township, ... (personal property, itemized) ...

V. ZIMMERMAN is putting up a new frame dwelling on north Jefferson Street.
JONATHAN DAWSON has broken ground for the erection of a fine brick dwelling on the corner of Pearl and Pontiac Streets.
Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND, postmistress of this place, goes to Fort Wayne to-day to visit her daughter ALLIE, who is pursuing a course of music at that place.
Two Frenchmen and a large tame bear furnished amusement on the streets for a regiment of little boys and girls, and many older ones, on Thursday.
We are glad to note that Father FOOTE, who sustained serious injuries by a fall on the ice last winter, has so far recovered as to be able to be upon the streets again.
BILLY BALL, ex-County Treasurer, who for five months has been unable to walk without the aid of a friend to lean upon, has now recovered his strength sufficiently to "go it alone."
The Court House yard has been cleaned of the rubbish, and the beautiful growing grass makes it an inviting place this warm weather for gentlemen of leisure to while away the hours.
This time it was ELI ROGERS, of Richland Township, who allowed his hand to come in too close contact with a buzz saw at the saw-mill in Tiosa, and the consequence is, that he carries a very badly mutilated hand in a sling.
There is no foolishing about ED. CALKINS going to the Black Hills. He has ordered his suit and left his measure at Zimmerman's for a pair of miner's boots, the top of which are to be long enough to dispense with the wearing of pants.
Rev. W. PATTINSON, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church of this place, and his wife celebrated their 25th or silver wedding in grand style on the 27th of March. He now leads a flock by green pastures at Columbia City, Ind., where the event mentioned took place.
A billiard tournament took place at Davidson's hall on Thursday evening between WM. REX and ED. DITTON. The game was for the champion cue of the county, and was won by Rex... Another tournament is to be given some time next week at SAMUELS' hall.
There has been considerable negotiating this week between the Trustees of the M.E. Church and the firm of ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO., in relation to the sale of the church and lot on which it stands to the firm mentioned. The object the Trustees have in selling is to erect a new edifice somewhere off of Main Street, and that of the would-be purchasers to convert the building into a mammoth dry goods house...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending April 10, 1875: Ed. BENTON, J. CUNNINGHAM & BRO., Miss Sarah DILLIN, William ELLIS, Miss Emma MOORE, Mrs. Margaret REED, Thomas SHOEMAKER. - - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P . M.

Kewanna is to be provided with a first-class drug and notion store. Mr. ED. TUCKER, formerly connected with the GRANGER store at this place, has purchased the stock of Dr. SHATTO... He will have an experienced assistant in the person of Dr. WRIGHT, of this place, who goes there for the practice of his profession and as prescription clerk...

[A memorial on the Death of Rev. Dr. PHILIP ROWDEN, by Rev. ADRIAN FOOTE... Published by request of the Masonic organization of Rochester... very lengthy, but lacking vital information]

DIED. -Death, the common enemy of man, is no respecter of persons, for he seeks for his victims youth in its infancy, manhood and womanhood in its strength and buoyancy, old age in its decline and feebleness. None have power to shake off its vise-like grip, or say: get thee away. The events of the past week has been demonstrative of that fact. The angel of death has been abroad summoning young and old to join the army of saints on high. Last Saturday, at 3 o'clock p.m. he invaded the home of Dr. J. C. SPOliN and took from the home circle MARY, his devoted wife. For many years she had battled against that dread disease -- consumption, but the Master called and she obeyed. The deceased was 28 years, 6 months and 4 days of age. She was a daughter of the late Judge MILLER, and had a large circle of relatives and friends, who mourn her untimely death. Her funeral took place from the Presbyterian church on last Sabbath, the services being conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT.
-On Wednesday, our townsman, CALVIN VANTRUMP, and brother, received the sad intelligence that their aged mother died at Norborn, Mo., that day, and that her remains would arrive at this place on Thursday morning for interment. Mrs. ELIZABETH VANTRUMP was born in Virginia, and removed to this county in 1859, where she resided until last fall, when she went to Missouri to visit members of her family living in that State. She had nearly reached her three score and ten years, was the mother of a large family of children, who grieve over the loss of one whom they loved so well. The funeral services were at the residence of Mr. Calvin Vantrump, conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, and attended by a large number who love and cherish the memory of an aged and worthy old citizen.
-At an early hour on last Sabbath morning the winged messenger of death called for the spirit of Rev. Dr. PHILIP ROWDEN. The event was not entirely unlooked for, as he, too, had been languishing for several months striving to overcome that relentless disease -- consumption. Dr. Rowden was born in England, and came to this country when but a youth. He had been a resident of Rochester for about three years, and has been engaged in the practice of medicine, relieving the bodily sufferings of his fellows, and occasionally ministering to their spiritual wants, for either of which callings he was peculiarly and well fitted by reason of his large mental development, liberal and Christian views. He was an honored and useful member of society. He enjoyed the highest esteem of all good citizens for his many virtues and superior intellect. Among the brotherhood of Free and Accepted Masons he was a shining light, an earnest champion of its principles, and a true Mason. His funeral took place on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the Baptist church, and was attended by the various Masonic organizations of Rochester and a host of warm and sympathizing friends. The sermon was by Rev. ELLIOTT, and was one of his best efforts, after which the memorial published in another column was read by Father FOOTE, which we commend to the careful reading of the public as expressive of the kind regard and feeling of the whole community. Dr. Rowden was aged 46 years, 2 months and 2 days.
-Mrs. MARY SPOHN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HUGH MILLER, was born in Fulton County, Sept. 29, 1846, was 28 years, 6 months and 4 days old when she died. Was married to Dr. J. C. SPOHN May 24, 1870.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 17, 1875

[Resolutions of Condolence, Lodge, No. 436, A.F. & A.M.... worthy brother, PHILIP ROWDEN, M.D. ... E. R. HERMAN, DAVID COOPER, CHAS. JACKSON, Com.)

A train of cars will soon be put on the I. P. & C. Railroad that will be provided with the Miller platform, bumper and coupler. By this new invention the possibility of telescoping is entirely avoided, and the platform admits of persons passing from one car to another without the least fear of falling between them.

M. E. CHURCH vs ASHTON. -The first anniversary of the failure of the FARMERS' LOAN AND DEPOSIT BANK will occur on the 5th of May. WM. ASHTON, the cashier, soon after the failure, left Rochester and its associations and has not been seen within its limits since. He was, at the time, and for forty years previous, an acknowledged leader in the M.E. Church.... Accordingly a committee was appointed to investigate the books and business transactions of Mr. Ashton, and after so doing felt justified in preferring charges against the erring brother under two rules in the Methodist Discipline, which says, that any member "borrowing without a probability of paying, or taking up goods without a probability of paying for them, or contract debts which he is not able to pay, let him be expelled." The defendant was notified to appear before the committee at the M. E. Church in Rochester, on Monday last, to answer the charges against him; but his long absence had estranged him from his old associates, and did not care to see them, consequently did not put in an appearance. He was well represented by F. B. ERNSPERGER, his attorney, the prosecution being conducted by E. STURGEON. Eleven jurors were chosen, as follows: A. C. HICKMAN, B. C. WILSON, HENRY SPOHN, LUMAN SMITH, JACOB LEITER, WM. LEITER, JOHN WALTERS, AARON BEERY, WM. KOONTZ, ROBERT WALTERS and FRANK LEITER ... verdict of guilty, and the former banker of Rochester was gracefully permitted to step "down and out" of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the exalted and honored positions he had held in it for a lifetime.

(In Memoriam... Prairie Union Grange, No. 1,014, P. of H.... recent death of Bro. J. DAVIS, Steward of this Grange ... JAS. W. BRACKETT, VERNON GOULD, J. C. EDMINSMR, Com.)

To Builders. Having refitted our factory, and put in several pieces of new machinery, ... Planing, Matching, Re-sawing, Turning, Ripping, Tenoning, &c. MOULDINGS ... SCROLL WORK... SAW GUMMING... FURNITURE.... Our factory is east of the depot, on the Akron Road, where we invite all to call with their work. MYERS & GAINER.
BILLIARD TABLES and Furnishing Goods. Having accepted an agency for the Brunswick Bros. Billiard Table Manufactory ... ED. DITTON, Rochester, Ind.

(Land Sale) ... land in Fulton County, Indiana, belonging to the estate of HUGH MILLER, deceased... (real estate, described) ... Also, house and lot in Rochester, on Jefferson Street... DAN. AGNEW, Rochester, Ind.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... Twenty (20) feet off of the north side of lot number fifty-two (52) of the old plat of the town of Rochester... in a frame building situate on that part of said premises, fronting on Main Street... JOHN A. EDWARDS.

SERGEANT's youngest boy is 24 hours old.
Dr. I. E. WRIGHT, removed to Kewanna on Wednesday.
Carpet-rag parties are the rage among the ladies at present.
MOLLIE HORTON and MARY MERCER have returned from their musical school at Fort Wayne.
VANDERKARR is the only occupant of the county jail. He has a lonesome and weary time.
Dr. PLANK will have the finest soda fountain in town when he receives from the manufactory the one made to order for his trade.
BASE BALL fever never raged very extensively here, but it has taken hold of some of the boys this spring and a club is to be organized.
CHRIS. HOOVER is building an addition to his furniture wareroom for the storage and show-room of the large stock of extra fine furniture he is receiving.
We are to have a BEECHER in town. He comes from Chili, Miami County. He has purchased a dwelling on Pearl Street, and will erect a business house near Mother BECK'S.
An extra train on the I. P. & C. road run over and killed a good cow for JOHN HISEY, a short distance below town, on Monday. John can illy afford to bear the loss.
JACOB ROSENBERG, our efficient foreman of the newspaper department of this office, will hie away to Cincinnati, his former home, about the 3rd of May, and be absent a few days. That city has peculiar attractions for him.
It will be two years next month since WM. FLETCHER and HARRY EDWARDS were sentenced for a two years' term each to the Michigan City penitentiary, the former for arson and the latter for grand larceny. Fletcher was charged with burning certain wheat stacks in Richland Township, and Edwards with robbing WOLF's jewelry store.
Starke County, the land of frogs, tadpoles and: marsh hay cannot keep good men within its borders. The LEDGER says that Mr. SOL. SPEELMAN, one of its best citizens, leaves this week for Fulton County, near Akron, where he has rented a good farm...
DIED. -Mrs. MELISSA STURGEON, wife of WM. STURGEON, deceased, died at her residence in this place on Saturday, April 10, 1875. Her funeral took piace on Sunday last at 4 o'clock p.m. A memorial of her life and virtues are presented on the 8th page by a correspondent.
Mrs. MELISSA A. STURGEON, widow of the late WM. STURGEON, and subject of this memorial, was barn iia Vigo Co., Ind., Feb. 18, 1828; moved with her parents to Marshall Co., Ind., about 1833, where she resided up to almost her 21st year, when she was married to Wm. Sturgeon, Jan. 7, 1843. She united with the Presbyterian church at Hopewell, under Rev. N. L. LORD, pastorate above twenty years ago. She moved to Rochester with her husband and family about twelve years ago, and soon after connected herself with our church here, where she has served her Savior faithfully up to the day of her death. The last three or four years of her life she has been afflicted with that most insiduous and flattering of all disease-consumption. All that human aid or medical skill could do was done to arrest its course, but all to little or no purpose. The grim monster of the grave had laid his bony hand upon her and marked her delicate frame as his. Gradually she yielded up her strength, when finally, on April 10th, about 11 oclock a.m., she surrendered willingly her pure spirit to God, who gave it, having lived 47 years, 1 month and 22 days. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom anticipated her to the better land, her father, WM. STARK, deceased about four years ago, her husband only two and a half months ago. Four children, three sisters, one brother and her mother survive her to mourn their loss....... [very lengthy, but containing no further vital information]...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 24, 1875

FULTON SPLINTERS, April 12, 1875
WM. BLACKBURN is again working at his new house.
G. W. COOK has had a new spring wagon put up and expects to huckster this spring.
Miss A. L. CORBET was away last week visiting friends in Logansport and Royal Center.
JENKINS & POWELL have at last reopened their drug store in Mr. KELSEY's new building.
CHARLES DAVIS, who has been spending the winter here, took his departure this week for Kansas.
FRED. APT has sold his town property in this place to CHARLES FELKER and moved to Royal Center.
WM. APT moved away from here to-day. He moved back to his old home, near the Germany church.
If we are to judge from the number of carpet rag sewings this spring, there will be several new carpets made during the summer.
The school meeting last Wednesday night resulted in the selection of Mr. TRACY to teach our spring term of school, school to commence to-day.
Dr. WAITE has been tearing down a part of the dwelling house north of his father-in-law's, and intends remodeling the same into a handsome dwelling.
Dr. A. CANFIELD is again in our midst, having spent the winter in Missouri and Iowa. The doctor was not very favorably impressed with that section. He says he expects to remain a permanent resident of Fulton, and.solicits the patronage of the citizens of this vicinity... - - - - O. F. SNOOK.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 20, 1875
JOHN MYERS is boring for water.
JOHN LEITER, Jr., and H. HOWELL are spending a few day's vacation from the Normal School of Valparaiso.
The sick is getting well, W. T. CLELAND; the lame can walk, A. T. JACKSON and WM. BENNETT; the wounded are made whole, Father SPARKS.
It is said that JOHN MYERS is hard-hearted -- has kept his boy without boots or shoes during the very cold winter that is just passed. John has a fine boy of several months, and deserves better treatment.
MARRIED. -By Rev. JESSE SPARKS, at his residence, on Sunday evening, the 18th inst., Dr. LOUGH to Miss WRIGHT, both of Union Township.
They long have contemplated this happy union, and we hope it may ever continue permanent and sweet. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriaizes 1836-1983: DAVID LOUGH, Jr. m. CALLIE WRIGHT April 18, 1875.
Moving is the general order of the day. The drug store has moved to ROBBIN's block; F. H. GRAHAM has moved his tin shop down-stairs; Dr. SHATTO has opened a law office in A. R. TROUTMAN's building; F. J. HEMBURGER has moved to the building formerly owned by E. STREET; JAMES MURRY has moved in the lower story of the Odd Fellow's hall; Dr. WRIGHT, to the URBIN house; Esquire APT, to GRAHAM's office, and thus the world moves on. Yes, and RUFUS BLAIR has moved and taken possession of the KEWANNA HOUSE.

(Notice of Administration) ... SAMUEL RUSSELL appointed Administrator of the estate of ANDREW COBERLY, late of Fulton County, deceased... April 17, '75.

(Executor's Notice) ... JOHN W. SMITli appointed Executor of the estate of
Dr. PHILIP ROWDEN, late of Fulton County, Indiana... Rochester, Ind., April
23, '75.

(Administrator's Sale) ... Administrator of the estate of ANDREW COBERLY,
deceased, will offer for sale at public outcry, at the late residence of the deceased, in Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana, about 3-1/2 miles southeast of Rochester, on Saturday, the 15th day of May, 1875 (personal property, itemized) ... SAMUEL RUSSELL, Administrator.

(Sheriff's Sale) JEREMIAH LEITER and WILLIAM J. LEITER vs JESSE BIDDINGER et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 15th day of May, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

The cellar and foundation walls for DAWSON's residence are already up and some of the brick on the ground.
Pitching HORSE-SHOES on Main Street is a favorite game among those whose time is not valuable. A more secluded spot would be more appropriate for that game.
Cap. LONG has closed the PIONEER BOOT AND SHOE SHOP. He will either go to the Black Hills or take a bench at SIDMORE'S. Just before closing he made for us a "boss" pair of boots.
BILL CARTER has thousands of tons of ice stored away, his wagon painted up in good style, and all he waits for is warm weather to create a demand for his wares ...
At a meeting of the members of the METHODIST CHURCH of this place held on Thursday evening, it was determined to sell that edifice and build a new church. Purchasers were found yesterday in the persons of the firm of ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO., who will proceed immediately to the remodeling of the building and fitting it up for a dry goods, grocery and boot and shoe house. The Trustees of the church have purchased the ODD FELLOWS' old hall and will put up a fine new church on the ground it now occupies. It is a very wise change for the location of the church, and when the buildings are completed, as now contemplated, it will add much to the improvement of Rochester.
DIED. -Mr. BRANT McKEE, a well-to-do citizen and farmer living a few miles west of Rochester, died on Wednesday morning of this week. The deceased was about 42 years of age, and was in the enjoyment of perfect health up to within a few days of his death, when he was taken with diptheria or putrid sore throat, with which he suffered terribly for a few days, when death ensued. The McKee family is quite large, well known and much respected in this county, but is severely afflicted, Brant being the sixth brother that has died within the past six years. The deceased leaves a wife and seven children to mourn over his sudden death. His funeral took place on Thursday, and was attended by many surviving friends.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... The front room of the one-story frame building situate upon the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-one (31) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... ANDREW J. EDWARDS. April 23, '75.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... In the room on the ground floor of the two-story frame building situate on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number twenty-six (26) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... MARX SAMUELS...

(Notice of Survey)... JAMES BEATTIE - - - -.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 1, 1875

On last Saturday night a host of Republicans, numbering 40 all told, assembled at the Court House, and with but little ceremony proceeded to nominate a ticket to be voted for at the corporation election on Monday next .... For Trustee of First Ward, DAVID R. MARTIN; Second Ward, JACOB M. REITER; Third Ward, WM. H. CHINN; Clerk, LEVI S. EMRICK; Treasurer, S. P. HINMAN; Assessor, JOHN BLANCHARD...

Agreeable to notice given previously, the Democracy of the incorporated town of Rochester met in convention at the Court House on Monday evening, April 26, 1875, and organized by choosing Dr. C. F. HARTER, Chairman, and Hon. MILO R. SMITH, Secretary... Trustee of the First Ward, VALENTINE ZIMMERMAN; Trustee of the Second Ward, WM. H. DENISTON; For Trustee of the Third Ward the names of L. M. MONTGOMERY and I. W. BROWN were presented. A ballot being taken, it resulted favorable to Mr. Montgomery. REASON EMERY was nominated for Clerk... as was FRANK RICHTER for Treasurer, and DAVID M. RANNELLS for Assessor. On motion of JACOB S. SLICK a Democratic Central Committee for the corporation was chosen, consisting of J. F. FROMM for the First Ward, C. F. HARTER for the Second Ward, and J. S. SLICK for the Third Ward...

AKRON, IND., April 28, 1875.
DIED. -The stinging fangs of death made a sudden and untimely entrance in the village of Akron, and selected as his victim one of Fulton's timehonored citizens, JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH, whose spirit took its flight last Saturday forenoon. His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of grieved and condoling friends on the Tuesday following.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 27, 1875
Mrs. BALL intends returning to Nebraska this week.
JOHN WEARY is grafting and pruning fruit trees, and will soon be ready to plant and cultivate the osage hedge. - - - - ELI LEITER.

DIED. -Fulton County has lost another respected and staunch pioneer - - - JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH, who died in Akron, Saturday, April 24, 1875. He was born in Adams County, Pa., August 1, 1814. After receiving a common school education he entered early into the self-caring field, and, like all other self-made men, commenced life's battle alone and unaided,accepting such labor and hardships as was usually allotted to industrious and energetic youths. He engaged in the vocation of tanner among the Zoarites in Ohio, where he remained several years, pursuing his trade successfully. He removed to Akron in March, 1859, where he has had a long, profitable and pleasant career of farming and tanning. Being ambitious and thorough-going in business, he managed to accumulate a fortune that provides well for the large and respected family who mourn his untimely loss. Possessing good social and moral qualities, with congeniality, he has maintained the foremost rank among his extensive acquaintances as an example of industry and honesty. The impressive funeral ceremonies were conducted according to the independent order of Odd Fellows, of which he was a member, and in returning their deceased brother to dust creates a vacancy in the circle in which he moved that will be long and forcibly felt, and scarcely filled by the closing, healing, fleeting stream of time. Akron, Ind., April 29, 1875.
(Application for Llcense) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... The front room of the one-story frame building situate upon the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-one (31) in the old plat of the town of Rochester.. THOMAS A. BEALE...

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... The front room of the building nearest the railroad on Pearl Street, an the south side of the west half of lot number 372 of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... ISAAC H. ALEXANDER. Rochester, Ind., April 30, t75.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... In the back room of the one story frame building on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number 33, old plat of the town of Rochester... FREDERICK BOSENBERG. Rochester, Ind., April 30, '75.

Dr. HECTOR has moved his office to Balcony Hall building.
The dwelling on the old Judge MILLER farm, 3-1/2 miles south of Rochester, on the Michigan Road, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning of this week.
Two BASE BALL clubs have been organized in Rochester, but, then, any observing person would have known it without publishing the fact by the number of unjointed fingers and black eyes of the amateur players.
After the quarterly meeting to-morrow, the Methodists will bold their services in the ODD FELLOW building on Jefferson Street. It has been made quite comfortable for that purpose, and will be used until such times as a new church can be built on the present site of that old structure.
Everyone could tell at a glance that something had occurred on Wednesday to please JAKE GERSON... "... It's a 12 pound boy!"...
FRED PACKER, a wealthy farmer of this county, got into a series of difficulties by his avaricious spirit and determination to have things all his own way. By a legal process, a new wagon road was obtained through a portion of his farm. He was bitterly opposed to the opening of the road, so much so in fact that after it was open he concluded that no one should travel upon it, and, in order to accomplish his object, obstructed the highway by drawing large logs into it. For this proceeding he was arraigned, and feeling his guilt, concluded to make a pleading of guilty. His fine was light -- $5, the cost amounting to about $30. He was then sued for damages for obstructing the highway for a certain number of days. Damages and cost in that suit amounted to about $60. It is also said that he crowded upon the road with his fence several feet, and that if he does not remove it to its proper place suit will be brought to compel him to do so. It will do to be mulish when a person is positive of being on the side of right, but open violation of law and an infringement upon the rights and liberties of other people usually meets the reward meted out to Mr. Packer. Including attorneys' fees, loss of time, &c., he has paid a snug sum for trying to evade a just requirement of law.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 1, 1875: Henry BALLICK, John CHRISTMAN, James HEIGHT, Homer HARDEN, Jno. FITZGERALD, Griffin KEENEY, Geo. A. MORFOOT, Wm. SELLARS, Samuel R. SEARS, Michael SHAFFER. - - - - Mrs. E . J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... Before E. R. BERMAN, Justice of the Peace of Rochester Township, ANDREW V. HOUSE, Treasurer of Fulton County vs AUGUST DEICHMAN... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 27th day of April, 1875. E. R. HERMAN, Justice. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Annexation to the Town of Kewanna) Notice is hereby given that there will be a petition presented to the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, Indiana... to annex the following described land: (described) ... ELI LEITER, THOS. W. BARNETT, Trustees.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 8, 1875

AKRON, IND., May 6, 1875
MARRIED. -In a blissful hour the celestial fountain shot forth its sparkling joy of double blessedness, and made happy the model young merchant prince, better known as JONAS LEININGER, of Beaver Dam, and one of Fulton's fair, accomplished, fascinating daughters, whose name was Miss ALICE WHITTENBERGER until nine o'clock last Wednesday forenoon, when she said "I do," and he assented that he would "until death." Then the Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT joined their earthly lot and possessions by pronouncing the twain one according to the holy bonds of wed (hair) lock. This long expected, glittering hymenal array was consumated at the residence of the bride's father, near Mt. Zion. With the royal yard firmly stayed, and neptune's peace angel as pilot, may their wedded bark glide smoothly down the tranquil bosom of honey-moon's bay, and with resolute and independent colors, defying the lashing spray with its tongues of mad fury, as they note the storm signal before plunging into the dashing, foaming sea of life.

FULTON SPLINTERS, April 29, 1875
Dr. FAIRBANK has returned.
JOHN ELKINS is papa. It's a boy.
R. MARTIN has moved back to Fulton.
Mr. KELSEY has put down a sidewalk in front of his residence.
WM. BLACKBURN intends repairing his saw mill. He has a good number of logs in his yard.
G. W. COOK is doing a good trade with his new huckster wagon, if we are to judge by the number of eggs he brings in.
Mr. PLUNK has got the cellar walled and foundation laid for quite an extensive dwelling on his farm, one-half mile north of here.
Dr. WAITE is having the old building removed from his lot and pushing the work of the new one right along. He is putting the old building on the lot with his office, and intends repairing and fixing it, we understand, to rent.
The Baptist Sunday School was re-organized on Sunday, May 2d, by the election of the following officers: LEESON HOOVER, Superintendent; Miss MAGGIE LOUDERBACK, Librarian; O. F. SNOOK, Secretary and Treasurer ...

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 4, 1875
Dr. LUCKES has moved to town.
The KEWANNA MILLS are being repaired.
JOHN KILMER's dwelling is about completed.
The health of WM. COOK and THOS. BARNETT is improving.
J. LEITER and wife intend returning to this part about the first of June. Before coming they intend visiting Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, on the Pacific Coast near lower California.
The corporation election passed off very quietly. The Trustees stand two Republican to one Democrat. The Clerk, Assessor and Treasurer, are largely Democratic. The election was held at McCOYs, near the site of the Davis school house.
DIED. -On Sunday, May 2d, MILTON CARTER, one among the oldest citizens of this township, died of lung pneumonia. Mr. Carter was an honest industrious farmer, who faithfully performed the duties enjoined upon him as a citizen according to his ability. A wife and family will miss an indulgent companion and father. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Moon Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp: MILTON I. CARTER, died May 2, 1875, age 61yr-3mo-Ilda.]
Commissioner BARNETT says he attended the first election held in Union Township, which was in 1838. The township was then named, and about seven votes polled for a Justice of the Peace. Mr. Barnett was married and the father of two children yet he was not old enough to vote.

(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors to be drank on the premises... In the room on the ground floor of the two-story frame building situate on the west end of the north half of the south half of lot number thirty-three (33) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN H. HOOVER.

Mrs. JACOB GERSON is dangerously ill.
DIED. -An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. GEO. M. SARGENT died on Saturday last, and was buried on Sunday.
-Col. K. AMBROSE, father of Mrs. J. S. TAYLOR and Mrs. J. B. ELLIOTT was buried in this place yesterday, the funeral service taking place at the Presbyterian church, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT.
-At Logansport, on April 24th, and interred in the Mt. Zion cemetery, Mrs. SARAH A. LOGAN, daughter of Mr. ( ---- ) ZARTMAN, near Millark.
An Akron base ball club has challenged the Rochester "Light Feet" in a match game.
Mrs. MINNIE HUGHSTON is spending a few weeks among her friends at this place, after which she will go east to spend the summer months among the hills and mountains of the New England States.
Rooms on the second floor of BALCONY HALL building are being taken up so rapidly for business offices, that the Episcopalians have been obliged to find other quarters in which to hold their services.
CHARLEY PLANK will be the new deputy P.M., after the 1st of June. The present deputy, CURG RANNELLS, will remain until the 1st July, when he goes to take a collegiate course.
R. C. WALLACE has taken sole control and management of the WALLACE HOUSE of this place ...
MARRIED. -Mr. JACOB ROSENBERG, foreman of the newspaper department of this office, has long had his heart's affections set upon one of Cincinnatils fairest daughters, and separation from the object of his adoration was no longer to be endured. On Monday he visited her and on Wednesday he and Miss BELLE ZINSHEIMER united their loves and fortunes... He returns to-day with his wife to resume his position on the SENTINEL, and to make Rochester his abiding place.
We notice in the north end of town a piece of pavement put down on Main Street with brick which suggests to our mind that the idea is a good one. We have nothing in Rochester but wooden walks, and the manner in which most of them have been put down, has made them a great nuisance. They are usually built up off the ground a foot or more, which makes a fine refuge for rats and other vermin, besides the tramping thousands over loose plank makes a noise that is not the most pleasant. Upon inquiring about the difference of cost between wooden and brick walks, we learned that it was favorable to the brick, and were assured that they are much more durable and sightly. In another article the. SIDEWALK question is more fully discussed.

(In Memoir, Hall of Akron Lodge, No. 426, I. 0. 0. F., Akron, Ind, April 28, 1875... death of Brother, J. L. SLAYBAUGH... and that copies of these Resolutions be furnished the widow of the deceased... WILLIAM H. ARNOLD, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, MILO R. BRIGHT, Com.)

[Notice of Survey) ... JAMES D. GARVIN - - - -]

(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinuous and malt liquors... to be drank on the premises... The second floor of the two-story brick building situate on the north half of the south half of lot number 22, old plat of the town of Rochester... ANDREW J. DAVIDSON, May 7, 1875.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 15, 1875

Miss ELLA BARB, of Rochester, is teaching the "young idea how to shoot" at Prairie Union school house west of town ...
Mrs. MARY CLARY, who owns a farm about two miles south-west of Rochester, has been on a visit here looking after her land. She is 74 years of age, but is remarkably active for one of her years. She converses with fluency and animation, and is a lady of active business habits - - - can chop down a tree or "shave" a note with equal facility. She is now on her way to Missouri, and after attending to some business there will return here and then leave for Michigan. She travels alone, transacts her own business, and seems to be equal to any emergency that may arise in an ordinary lifetime...

AKRON, IND., May 13, 1875
WILLIAM WALLACE, the jolly miller of Sevastopol, has knocked nearly all the conceit out of Kosciusko chequerists.

JAMES S. KILPATRICK, late of the 1st Regiment of United States Cavalry, was in town yesterday.
Ground billiards or croquet has lost its charms among the young and old folks of Rochester.
The Central House is in receipt of a new bus from Chicago, which is but a slight improvement upon the old one.
LEROY ARMSTRONG has taken all the testimony in the VANDERKARR case that will be of any interest to the people, and will soon have it published in pamphlet form for the perusal of all who delight in that class of literature.
The person who found a pocket-book, containing between $80 to $90, between Rochester and a point 2-1/2 miles north-east of it, on the Warsaw Road, will confer a favor by returning it to JOHN E. FENSTERMAKER or at this office, and receive a suitable reward.

(A Memorial, Grange Hall, Union Grange, No 1,132... death of Brother MILTON CARTER... and that the widow of the deceased be furnished a copy of these resolutions. WM. MYERS, G. W. MOON, DAVID LOUGH, Com.)

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 11, 1875
JAMES KILMER, of Illinois, has arrived.
J. C. PHILLIPS has purchased a very fine Esty orgen.
JOHN KILMER moved to his new residence this week.
To-day PHILLIPS & LEITER sold to B. LINKENHELT 1,418 dozen eggs.
URIAH SHAFFER, a former resident of this place, has been elected Marshal of the city of Logansport by a majority of 600 and upward.
ED. TUCKER has forbidden the sale of intoxicating liquors at his drug store excepting for medical purposes ... Ed. Tucker has purchased the entire stock of drugs, patent medicines, &c., from Phillips & Leiter...
MILTON HILAND has sold his residence and two lots to MARTHA LEITER, of Aubbeenaubbee. Milton expects to build again in a few months ...
Mr. J. A. SMITH, of Jay County, has arrived, and will take charge of a class in instrumental music this week...
We notice that Prof. E. L. YARLOTT, former Principal of the Graded School of this place, is a candidate for Superintendent of the schools of Newton County, this State...
From the reading of last week's items we should judge that some one of the SENTINEL had got married and the remainder was thinking about it. The jolliest thing is that we should go to the Davis school house to hold our corporation election. This item should have been in connection with the first election held in this township. Dr. LUCKES should read Dr. TUCKER... - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Administrator's Sale) ... undersigned, Administrator of the estate of TELITHA WILSON, deceased, will sell at public auction, at the late residence of the decedent, two miles north-east of Bloomingsburg, on Saturday, the 29th day of May, 1875 (personal property, itemized)... WM. M. WHARTON, Administrator.

(Notice of Administration)... WILLIAM M. WHARTON appointed Administrator
of the estate of TELITHA WILSON, late of Fulton County, deceased... May 11, 1875.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 22, 1875

The FULTON GRIST MILL has been adorned with a couple of lightning rods.
Our school is progressing finely. Mr. TRACY seems to be liked by both parents and scholars.
There is some prospect of a new church building at Marshtown we learn by the Baptists of that vicinity.
Rev. Mr. MARSH, of Marshtown, has commenced building a large barn on his place, near Marshtown. SAMUEL FRY is doing the mason work.
FRANK LOUDERBACK has been having his neck wrapped in a white handkerchief. Upon inquiry, he said it was a boil, carbuncle, or some other buncle.
The population of Fulton is steadily increasing. DAN. ZIGLER is the dady of a boy baby, and JOHN COOVERT --- well, John says-. "Confound it, just my luck, a girl, of course."
G. W. COOK is getting the lumber on the ground and will shortly erect an addition to his store. GEORGE has got a new ice cream freezer and will dish up the cream to the lads and lasses at least once a week during the summer.
There was no preaching at the M.E. Church on Sunday, the 9th inst., in consequence of the minister having to hold the regular quarterly meeting at the Webber School House, 9 miles north-west of here ...

Are our town dads going to give us an ordinance prohibiting hogs running on the STREETS and wallowing in the gutters? If we are to have a law of that kind, let us have it now.

I met Mrs. HUGHSTON, nee MINNIE SHRYOCK, on the street last Saturday. She looked as charming and beautiful as ever.
Miss ADA MERRICK is said to be the best speller of any scholar at Prairie Union School House, yet she stumbled at a little word like metempsychosis.
The bridge just at the edge of town, on the road leading to the old graveyard, is in a very dangerous and dilapidated condition, and should be fixed without delay.
AD. McBRIDE, a young man of some 17 or 18 years of age, has been suffering with a severe attack of rheumatism, and has had to move on crutches. He is getting better now.
JAMES WILDER, living just south of town, had the throats of six of his sheep cut by dogs one night last week. He also had two lambs killed by the same canine marauders. HORACE MACKEY, living in the same neighborhood, had two sheep killed about the same time ...

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 18, 1875
J. W. CARTER has been re-appointed postmaster in this place.
LOUIS MYERS thinks there is no word in the English language that sounds as nice as p-a-p.
MILTON HILAND will put up a dwelling on the next lot south of JOHN KILMER's on Troutman Street.
JACOB HENDRIXON has a cat aged 19 years that is as "spry as a cat" -- that is, a young cat -- can catch a rat as quick as ever.
About half of the south side of Main Street is improved in the way of new door yard fences, commencing with Father SPARKS' and ending with J. S. KALER'S.
A. T. JACKSON has blockaded the streets for several days by moving a barn from the south-east part of town. He intends moving it to his farm on the west.
The population on Logan Street increases at the rate of two per day. Rev. H. C. LANGLEY has added a new charge to his work, which will require much care. It is a little son. HENRY ZELLERS has a similar charge added to his family. All this transpired this forenoon. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of WILLIAM STURGEON, deceased, will offer at private sale, on and after the 12th day of June, 1875, on the premises, and at the law office of ENOCH STURGEON, in Rochester, Indiana (real estate, several parcels, described) ... MARTIN STURGEON, Administrator.

A brother of D. W. LYON, from Ohio, has been visiting him this week.
Mr. JAMES KEELY and WM. TRIBBET will spend the summer in Montgomery County operating with a patent bee-hive.
One of the last acts of the court was to separate two ICEs -- THEODORE and MATILDA. An unusual coolness had sprung up between them
JAMES DAWSON, father of JONATHAN DAWSON, has recovered sufficiently from a severe illness of seven months duration to be upon the street again.
A ponderous saw log fell with crushing weight upon the toes of A. C. COOK and flattened them out thin enough to spread over an acre ot land.
The old Methodist parsonage, situated near the church, has been purchased by JOE BEEBER, and is now in transit to a vacant lot on Railroad Street.
The lower apartment of the old Odd Fellow hall building has been neatly fitted up, and will hereafter be used as a place of worship by the M.E. Church, beginning to-morrow morning at the usual hour for church service.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 22, 1875: H. P. CLARK, Albert CORANS, Janse HAMKERD, Geo. KLIMM, Miss Matilda MOORE, H. A. TOLERTON. - - - - Mrs . E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 29, 1875

The chicken cholera grows apace. The disease has now reached the farm of Mr. JAMES PYLE...
JAMES PYLE will next week plant twenty-five acres of wind, or, in other words, twenty-.five acres of beans. They are said to be of the anti-detonating kind, and may be eaten before going to a "social" or dance with safety, and without inconvenience...

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 25, 1875
Aunt RUTH YOUNG moved to the residence of A. T. JACKSON on Monday last. She expects to make that her future home.
KEWANNA has no saloon or no applicant for license to sell intoxicating liquors. It is the wish of the people that it may continue so.
Father SPARKS sold his house and lot, on the corner of Main and Logan Streets, to Dr. I. E. WRIGHT. He has also sold a 40 acre lot, just west of Rochester, to some German. The old man loves to trade, and is a judge of a good bargain. - - - - ELI LEITER.

... "THE SINGER" "THE SINGER" OFFICE, North of Fromm's Grocery Store, Rochester, Ind.
AUCTION! AUCTION! Great Bargains at Auction at the ASHTON BAZAR STORE, in Rochester, Ind... owned by the late firm of FERGUSON & ASHTON... F. K. KENDRICK, Receiver.
B. O. JOHNSON, proprietor of ROCHESTER WOOLEN MILLS, Rochester, Ind. Custom Carding, Spinning and Weaving done to order.

(Sheriff's Sale) FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ROCHESTER vs ANDREW J. DAVIDSON and MELISSA DAVIDSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of June, 1875... Lot number three hundred and seventeen (317) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) M. S. WILLE vs CHARLES W. IZZARD, NEWTON W. IZZARD, MARGRET IZZARD and JABEZ IZZARD... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of June, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana ... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. JOHN W. SMITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Administrator's sale) The undersigned will offer at public auction, at the late residence of WILLIAM STURGEON, in Rochester, Indiana, on Saturday, the 19th day of June, 1875, the personal estate of MELISSA A. STURGEON, deceased, consisting of household and kitchen furniture and fixtures, 1 cow, 4 hogs and various other articles... GEORGE CARTER, Administrator.

SAM HEFFLEY has put up a building near his shops for the storage of those fine buggies and carriages he is manufacturing.
W. H. DENISTON is getting the material on the ground to build a residence on the corner of Pearl and Madison Streets.
E. S. BARNES is the proprietor of a first-class hash house at Logansport. If you stop at the City Hotel while there, you will fare well.
The bricklayers on DAWSON's new dwelling are making it grow apace. When it is completed it will be one of the finest residences in town.
A match game of base ball, between the school students and the boys of leisure, on Thursday afternoon, resulted in a victory for the latter by a score of 53 to 28.
The alley in the rear of Balcony Hall building emits a very foul odor. An inspection by the Marshal would develop something that ought to be abated as a nuisance.
This nice weather has brought out every baby cab and perambulator in town, Main Street being the parade ground for pretty babies and fine carriages. We have seen nearly every one except CALKINS', KENDRICK's and JOHN BEEBER'S.
Full grown and fine looking cucumbers have appeared in this market. They grew on the Pacific coast, and are supposed to not contain any cholera, but will produce a leanness of purse for the consumer at the price -- 15 cents apiece.
Fulton County produces some as fine cattle for slaughtering purposes as can be found anywhere. Mr. SEBASTIAN GOSS, of Liberty Township, drove into this market one day this week 22 head of fine, fat, young cattle, on which he realized $1,300. Mr. Goss is one of the most enterprising and thrifty farmers in this county. He has a good large farm, and he keeps it in the best of order.
Heretofore this has not been a very good pork market, from the fact that except at certain seasons of the year there were no parties engaging in that trade. Recently C. F. HARTER & CO. concluded to buy hogs at all times, and have now on hand a large number for shipment. Stock or fat hogs brought in at any time will be received and the current market price paid. This will be quite a convenience to farmers, who can spare a hog occasionally.
ED. F. CHINN & CO. have become the proprietors of the grocery house formerly conducted by E. B. CHINN on the corner of Main and Pearl Streets ... Mr. T. A. MILLER is connected with the house, and will take pleasure in meeting his many friends ...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 5, 1875

AL. J. KITT has purchased Mr. CLARK's interest in the RECORD and is now the sole proprietor of that paper ...

Considerable damage has been done to the ROAD directly north of town by the recent heavy rains that swelled the lake, broke the dam, and sent such a current of water down the outlet as to wash away the road at the place designated, and make it impassible for people to get to town from the north without taking a circuitous route and coming in on the Warsaw road... This leads us to remark that while Rochester needs an East and West railroad, manufacturing establishments, and a great many public improvements, in order to put it on an equality with neighboring towns that outrank us in wealth, population and everything that makes a town prosperous, that an improvement of all the public highways leading hither is most to be desired at this time. It can scarely be said that there is a good road in the county. Corduroy bridges, low, marshy places and sand constitute our best roads with an occasional exceptional few miles. The improvements of roads has lagged behind every other growth of the county, the result of which has been that instead of Rochester being the central point of the county for the marketing of grain and all kind of produce, other county seats have drawn off much of the trade that should have been given to this place, simply because they have made their roads leading to them so much better than ours, that farmers choose to drive several miles further over good roads rather than come to Rochester over bad ones. Farmers of Liberty Township trade at Logansport, Aubbeenaubbee, Richland and Newcastle, at Plymouth while those of Henry Township divide their trade with Wabash and Warsaw.... The building of the railroad was in many respects a great blessing to this place, but it brought with it its curse as well as its many advantages. Walnut, Lincoln and other points along the road, in close connection with us, where grain and produce is brought and shipped, have tapped the reservoir of our business and a large share of our trade is flowing out to them. Being situated nearer East and West lines of transportation, buyers at those points have been enabled to pay at all times as much and in many instances better prices for grain than could be realized here.....

C. NEWHOUSE has been the carrier of the U. S. MAIL for some time, between this point and Akron. He drives a pair of mules which he calls Greeley and Grant, and rides in a little red wagon. Greeley is not much on the run, but Grant, like his namesake, the President, will run upon the slightest provocation without any urging, when there is nothing to win any more than there is hope of the President winning a third term, but then he is a mule, and will run in spite of what Newhouse or the people of the nation says or does. We don't know where Newhouse boards, but every time he comes to town he eats something that makes him light headed, and twists his legs up like corkscrews. In that state of mental derangement and bodily limpidness, he started for Akron, on Monday. He had proceeded but a short distance when the sun's hot rays overcame him and he nestled down in the wagon for a snooze, relying upon the steadygoing habits of Greeley to Keep Grant in a straight line for the objective point; but Grant, like the great Father at Washington, seized upon the opportunity to make another display of his running powers, and induced Greeley to follow, the same as the President has persuaded a number of high salaried officers and newspaper organs to endorse him for a third term. The race was an exciting one, and the mail would have reached Akron several hours ahead of schedule time if Grant had not flew the track, took to the woods and got lost in the brush. Newhouse was spilled out on a rough piece of road and was severely injured. He was picked up and taken to Akron, where he now lies healing his wounds and bruises. The government has employed a safer team and a man with a heavier head and stiffer limbs to carry the mail to Akron. The driver has chosen a different boarding place and a change of diet, and it is probable that the mails will arrive safely and on time hereafter.

The seventy-fifth birthday anniversary of Mr. OBED ALLEN, who lives a few miles south of town, on the Michigan road, will be celebrated to-day by a re-union of all the family connection, which is very extensive... Mr. Allen is a worthy old citizen of this county who enjoys the confidence and highest regards of all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance...

And now he walks the earth a true lord. CALEB CASTLEMAN is a father. It's a boy.
Mrs. WALTERS, of Indianapolis, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. PETER CONGER, and other relatives and friends in the vicinity of Rochester.
Mr. JOHN McBRIDE has a lamb curiously deformed. Its head is turned round so that it almost touches its left shoulder ...
Our young friend, THEODORE STANSBERY, is in town....
One flour mill and a large foundry idle, is bad for Rochester. A good deal of capital is lying idle, taxes to be paid, and some thirty or forty men kept out of employment. This is certainly a very bad state of things. Here is a chance for men of means and enterprise to take hold and do much for themselves and the town of Rochester, too. Run to their full capacity, not less than five or six hundred dollars would be disbursed weekly to employes. This would make business more lively in town and money more plenty.
During the five weeks I have been corresponding for the SENTINEL there has been a great dearth of news in the neighborhood from which I write. The people are all too busy to get sick -- there have been no elopements, no fights, no funerals, no clandestine marriages -- all is serene and lovely. This makes it bad for your correspondent. I tried to persuade my young and talented friend, ROBERT C. WALLACE, to break his leg, and promised to give him a good notice if he would do so, but Bob couldn't see it ...

(Sheriff's Sale) AUGIJST DETCHMAN vs HENRY SHADLE and SOLOMON MILLER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 26th day of June, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM ASHTON vs A. D. CORNELIUS, et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 26th day of June, 1875... The north half of the north half of lot number thirty-three (33) old plat in the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM RUSSELL, Adm'r of the estate of LOUISA E. STANLEY vs MARGARET AND ELLIS WILSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the26th day of June, 1875... Out lot number twenty five (25) in Shryock's & Bozarth's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 1, 1875
JOHN WEARY is still afflicted with a lame back.
WILLIAM COOK was able to be in town last week.
Mrs. YARLOTT is visiting her father's folks at this place at this time, and will probably remain some weeks.
IRA POLING, one of our most quiet young men, has gone West to seek his fortune, and will probably stop in Iowa.
We are informed that GEORGE GRUPP is building a two-and a-half story house, the material being the common "niggeheads." It will probably be the only stone house of the kind in the county.

LYMAN BRACKETT has returned from the West.
The brick work of DAWSON's dwelling is nearing completion.
The very severe illness of Mrs. T. W. SLICK, of Union Township, has demanded the presence of her son, J. S. SLICK, for several days this week.
Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD arrived at home yesterday from Hot Springs, Ark, where she has been the past few months for the improvement of her health.
T. W. FIELDS, Principal of the Kewanna Graded School, will open a NORMAL SCHOOL at that place on the 20th of July. The term will be of six weeks' duration, and will afford an excellent opportunity for all who design making teaching a profession to improve upon their present methods ...
DIED. -Mrs. NETTIE STICKLES, wife of WALTER W. STICKLES, and daughter of Mrs. CULVER, died at the residence of her mother in this place on Monday, May 31, 1875, aged about 20 years. She was married about a year ago to her now bereft husband, since which time they have resided at South Bend, he being engaged on the REGISTER of that place. Two weeks ago they returned to this place, when she died, leaving a griefstricken husband and infant child. Her funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon.
The cast off wife of A. T. METCALF, was in town yesterday. She has improved in health and appearance since the desertion of her faithless spouse.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending June 5, 1875. Miss Joy ANDERSON, Henry BORUMANN, Frank BRIGGS, Wm. BUSH, Geo. GUTHRIE, Mary S. HILL, Miss Jennie LARRY, Harry N. REESE, Mrs. Jane SMITH, John I. TRUE, H. VANNACTOR, Mrs. C. WINZBERG. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

Any person wishing to purchase a first-class Tannery...located at Akron... DILLON & STRONG, Akron, Ind.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 12, 1875

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS met in regular session on Monday last ...
Hon. STEPHEN DAVIDSON asks the Board that MIKE HENRY, an insane person at the poor farm be released, he agreeing to take charge of and keep him, which request was granted.
The Board ordered that the Morphine used by SOPHIA FITZGERALD be purchased at J. DAWSON's and that he only be allowed to furnish her with one bottle each eighth day for the next three months.
The petition for the annexation of certain territory to the incorporated town of KEWANNA was granted.
On Thursday the letting for the building of an iron BRIDGE across the Tippecanoe River, on the Michigan road was the order of business. The excavations and stone work was let to JOHN E. BARNES, of Logansport, at a cost of about $2,300. The iron work was let to the Buckeye Bridge Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, at a cost of $3,186...

Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN has done something toward the improvement of Rochester. He has built and owns three houses in town.
WILL RANNELLS, who was visiting at the widow OSBORN'S, about a mile out of town, was taken last Saturday night with a sinking chill, and was unconscious for three hours. He was quite ill on Sunday and Monday, since which time I have had no report. It is supposed the sick man received very careful nursing at the hands of a young lady of the house, to whom he seems to be very much devoted.
It is a common practice with some writers to give sketches and reminiscences of dead men, but I propose to vary the programme a little and deal with the living....
In introducing Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN to the readers...I will state that he was born in central Germany, within three hour's ride of Frankfort-on-the-main. After learning the trade of a shoemaker, he traveled over the German States, Swizerland and France. It was then a custom in his country for all mechanics, after learning their trades, to travel or tramp three years in order, I suppose, that they might be made perfect in their calling, but since the FrancoPrussian war this is no longer enjoined. In Germany a mechanic is not expected to work at any other business than his trade -- in a word, is not supposed to know any other kind of business. When he was 20 years of age, through good luck, he won a high number, thereby escaping military duty, and taking advantage of this left for the United States, landing at New York, October 20, 1865, almost penniless, and unable to speak a word of English. Not to be dismayed at this state of things, he sought and found work, and remained in the city for a short time. His attention being called to an advertisement in the New York STATZ ZEITUNG, from CORNELIUS BRO'S., Rochester, Ind., for a showmaker to go west, he applied in person to Mr. AUGUSTUS CORNELIUS, who was then in New York, for the situation and came to Rochester in company with Mr. C., worked for Cornelius Bro's., for six months, saved $90 in money during this time, and on the 4th of July, 1866, started a shop of his own in Dr. MANN's building, at present occupied by Messrs. SAMUELS & MUSSER as a merchant tailoring establishment. During the time he worked for Cornelius Bro's., Mr. Z. was unable to speak a word of English, but with his characteristic industry and ready intelligence he soon managed to learn enough of our language to make himself understood by his American patrons. After being duly installed in his shop he applied himself to his work day and night, frequently working all night through. He found no time for play and indeed, little for rest. His capital was made. Pursuing an industrious, honest and straightforward course, work flowed into his hands and the little shop began slowly but surely to unburden itself of the great load of poverty that weighed it down like an incubus. His course in struggling against the poverty of his position, in economizing his time and carefully hoarding his earning, is an example that the young men of to-day may study and practice with the best results. With but a modicum of capital to commence business, he had to rely chiefly upon integrity of purpose and an indomitable industry for success. These terms do not imply failure. They are most generally the harbingers of success. His example ought to encourage, brace up and fill with hope every poor mechanic in the land. It shows to the world that industry and honesty, coupled with common intelligence and a fair amount of skill will accomplish. Very many of Mr. Zimmerman's first customers still give him their patronage, thus evincing the confidence they have in the man. I forgot to say that Mr. Z. come to Rochester a single man, but afterwards married Miss MARTHA NEWHARDT, a farmer's daughter, who has shared with him his poverty and his prosperity -- a hard-working, industrious, economical, tidy and warm-hearted woman. Through unflagging industry, close application to business, judicious and liberal advertising, and fair dealing, he has built up a big trade, and carries a stock of from $13,000 to $15,000. He works during the summer from 8 to 10 hands, and during the fall and winter from 10 to 15. These are all paid weekly and the money is spent in Rochester. He does his own cutting and employs a man to assist him in making his sales. He is now enjoying the fruits of a big trade, and has well earned the reputation of an honest and enterprising merchant.
KEWANNA ITEMS, June 8, 1875
J. LEITER and wife are now on their way home from the Pacific coast. When last heard from they were visiting father Brigham at Salt Lake City. They expect to reach home about the 25th inst.
B. F. RITCHEY, of Monticello, paid a flying visit to this place on last Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Ritchey is looking very well, caused, probably, by being honored with a new wife.
Mrs. SLICK, wife of T. W. SLICK, has been severely afflicted for some weeks past, much of the time all hopes of her recovery were gone, but at this writing she is considered much better. It is hoped that she may speedily recover.
WM. MOGLE, of Wayne Township, is building a very commodious farm dwelling.
MARRIED. -At the residence of Elder E. M. McGRAW, by the same, on Sunday, June 6th, 1875, Mr. JOSEPH MURPHY and Miss L. TAYLOR, all of this place. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice of Administration) ... ISAIAH CONNER appointed Administrator of
the estate of LAFAYETTE WEBBER, late of Fulton County, deceased... June 9, '75.

(Sheriff's Sale) D. W. LYON vs REUBEN DARR and JOSEPH BIBBLER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of July, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... S. R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ADAM NOVICE et al vs GEORGE COOK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of July, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) WM. REES vs D. L. BECK... I will expose at public sale... Satlirday, the 3d day of July, 1875... (strip of ground, described) off of the south side of lot number fifty-two (52) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... Taken as the property of DAVID L. BECK at the suit of WM. REES vs A. J. DAVIDSON and D. L. BECK... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

Miss (sic) BELLE SLUSSER, nee WALTERS, is visiting friends and relations in this place and vicinity.
BASE BALL is all the rage among young men of this place, and considerable rivalry exists between the different clubs.
L. M. MONTGOMERY has been spending a few weeks at Three Rivers, Mich., bathing in the magnetic springs for the improvement of his health.
C. NEWHOUSE, who was so badly bruised by the running away of his mules, has recovered sufficiently to be removed from Akron to this place, for treatment.
Prof. J. W. WILLIAMS has gone to Ohio to spend his three months vacation from school labors. He will also visit the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, before his return.
MARRIED. -CHARLIE HENDERSON, formerly of drug store fame in this place, has yielded to cupid's darts and married Miss HATTIE CRABBS, of Wabash. Anderson is their abiding place.
-Miss MAGGIE KELLY, a teacher in the public schools of Rochester for years, was married at Peru, on Tuesday, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Catholic church, to ANDREW WALL of that place.
JOHN P. MYERS has sold his residence on Pearl Street to PETER ACKERMAN, who took possession of it on Wednesday...
From those who attended the OBED ALLEN family re-union last Saturday, we learn that the meeting was very large and pleasant. The meeting was on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The life of Mr. Allen has been a very varied one, at times made bright by prosperity and again darkened by adversity. He has traveled extensively and was one of the early seekers for gold in the California mining districts, twice married and was the father of fourteen children. At the re-union there were seventy-five persons present, including children, grand-children, great-grandchildren and other members of the family. They spent a very pleasant day together and feasted upon the best of the land.
FOR RENT. A good residence on Main Street. Apply to G. I. MILLER.
A full report of the VANDERKARR trial. containing all the evidence, and a glance of the attorney on the case, can be had for ten cents per copy. This is the only murder trial had in this county for some twenty years, and everyone should have report of it. LEROY ARMSTRONG, Agent, Rochester, Ind.
A young man, giving his name as BENJAMIN P. CROSS, made his advent into this section of the country a few months ago and has been working around among the farmers. He was last in the emplo3( of ADAM ZORTMAN, a farmer living north of the river. On Tuesday morning he arose at an early hour and donned the farmer's best suit, including a pair of fine boots and put in his purse what little money he found in secret places. Thus equipped he sought other fields of labor by starting northward on the railroad. The farmer awoke to find his help, clothing and money gone. Constable STILES was sent in pursuit of the thief as rapidly as possible, and succeeded in overtaking him at Argos, Marshall county, and returned him to this place. He was arraigned before Esquire HERMAN, and upon a plea of guilty, and in default of bail he was sent to jail. At the time of his capture he was in possession of the stolen clothing, having them on his person, his old ones being thrown away. Mr. Zortman recovered his stolen goods which left the youth as destitute of clothing as he was of friends and money. Application was made to the Board of County Commissioners who were in session for an allowance sufficient to procure clothing enough to cover his nakedness. The value of the property taken is between $15 and $20, sufficient, upon his plea of guilty, to give him a term at Michigan City. He gives his age as 17 years but he is much older in crime.
The Commissioners surprised the whole county when they cut off the official head of Prof. GREEN, County Superintendent of schools and placed the honors upon the shoulders of ENOCH MYERS, a young man living in Union Township ...
MARRIED. -On Thursday evening, June 3rd, at the residence of JOHN H. BEEBER, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. SAMUEL R. BALL, of Bangor, Mich., and Miss FLORENCE VINNEDGE of Plymouth, Ind.
-On Sunday morning, June 6th, by the same, at his parsonage, Mr. ABRAHAM BLACKETOR and Miss MARRIET E. J. MILLER, all of this county.

AKRON, IND., June 8, 1875
The personal property of J. L. SLAYBAUGH, deceased, was sold at public auction on Friday last. Total sum realized $840.
DIED. -Last Friday, at the residence of WALTER ANDERSON, JANE, wife of JOHN H. BALL.
DELL WARD, of Rochester is the loudest laugher, the greatest joker, the best supervisor, but the lightest drinker in Fulton County.

DIED. -The funeral sermon of the infant daughter of Mr. LEVI BUCK was preached on Sunday, the 23d, at the M.E. church by the Rev. CALVERT.
FRED KRATHWOHL, our "village blacksmith," while out fishing on Mud Lake a few days ago, had a narrow escape from drowning.
Mr. D. C. ARNOLD, who taught our winter school, has, he informs us, gone into the ministry, and will hereafter preach for the Christian denomination.
Mr. JOHN CHAMP, living east of here had three of his ribs broken a few days ago by being thrown from a wagon.
Messrs. ROBBINS & COVER have stopped in our midst for a few days with their picture gallery.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 19, 1875

The appointment of JAMES KEELY by the Board of Commissioners, as inspector or superintendent to oversee the work of constructing the new iron BRIDGE across the Tippecanoe river, was another unlooked for act by the people. What strange thing will that Honorable Board do next?

TO TEACHERS. I will commence a NORMAL SCHOOL at the public school building in Kewanna, this county, commencing July 20th, and continue six weeks ... I will be assisted by Superintendent E. MYERS, Prof. JESSE A. SMITH, Prof. W. H. GREEN, Superintendent HARRY G. WILSON, of Cass county, H. B. FORD, of the NORTHERN INDIANA TEACHER, and other able assistants ... T. W. FIELDS, Principal, Kewanna, Ind.

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 15, 1875
Engineer WILSON will remove to Rochester.
JO. MURPHY is keeping house.
JOHN KILLMER has built a new stable.
MILTON HILAND has his house raised.
J. Q. HOWELL retrenched and reformed his house.
A. T. JACKSON claims the nicest stone wall in the county.
Mrs. SLICK's health is still improving.
Mr. J. A. SMITH is a good instructor in music, both classes are making improvements.
ROBT. EVANS visited friends here last week.
Mrs. WALL and husband passed through town on last Sunday.
A good opening for a boarding house in MARSHTOWN. A mechanic engaged to build a church at that place could not get boarding; consequently had to throw up the job. - - - -E. LEITER.

(Administrator's Sale)...the undersigned who was duly appointed Commissioner for the sale of certain Real Estate by the Judge of the Fulton Circuit Court... will, on or after Saturday, the 10th day of July, 1875, sell at private sale (real estate, described) located in the county of Fulton... and being the property of AMANDA J., DWELLY J., EMILY J. and CORY J. BAILEY... ASA W. DEWEESE, Commissioner. June 12, 1875. CALKINS & SLICK, Atty's.

The price paid for wool ranges from 30 cents to 45 cents per pound.
Strawberries are in the market at the moderate price of twenty cents per quart.
Miss MARIA CAFFYN has returned from Lincoln, Neb., where she has been visiting for several months past.
BASE BALL is all the rage just now. There is a forty year-old nine that claims the championship of the town.
Temperance people from every part of the county should be in attendance at the TEMPERANCE CONVENTION to be held in this place on next Friday.
MARRIED. -PETER BAKER and ELLA BRUGH were married on last Sabbath, at the home of the bride, in Aubbeenaubbee township, by Rev. LANGLEY, of Kowanna.
-On Wednesday evening, at the residence of Mr. HANSON, in this place, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. MARTIN LAWSON and Miss CARRIE KAMERER.
-On Thursday evening, at the County Treasurer's office, by the same, JESSE A. LEASE and MARY E. MARSH, both of Wayne Township.
The new LIQUOR LAW is now in full force, and it is impossible to get a drink after eleven o'clock at night, without knowing the pass-word that admits you at the back door.
Workmen are now busily engaged in fitting up BALCONY HALL for lodge purposes, to be used by the order of ODD FELLOWS. When completed it will be one of the finest lodge halls in this part of the country.
For a few days this week it was unsafe to ask JOE BEEBER for a complimentary ticket to COLE's show, but since the advent of his first boy, on Wednesday, he has forgotten all his troubles with the bogus show agent and wears the most smiling countenance of any man in town.
Mr. ISAIAH WALKER is making decided improvement on the corner of Jefferson and South Streets by removing a portion of his old residence and building a large addition to that left remaining. During the process of reconstruction, his family occupies the dwelling vacated by DAN. AGNE'W, while that gentleman has removed to the extreme South Main Street.
Persons living in the southwest portion of town were considerably mortified all day yesterday by the presence, in a little grove in that neighborhood, of Miss MINERVA WHITE, a lady of about 18 summers, who is, without doubt, the victim of that dreadful disease, nymphomania. Her presence was not so much of an annoyance as the attraction to her side of a number of lecherous young men, lost to all sense of honor, decency and shame, who thought to take advantage of her weakness. It will be remembered by many citizens of this place that about two years ago the first symptoms of her disease were developed. At that time she would spend days and nights in wandering about in a limited space with no apparent purpose in view, only vacantly watching and waiting, refusing to be counseled or accept shelter and protection from friends. At that time no one seemed to know the nature of her disease, some contending that she was insane, others that she had given herself over to the lusts of the flesh, and renounced friends and society that she might revel in wickedness. By the intervention of friends and careful treatment she recovered from her unhappy condition, and nothing to excite curiosity or suspicion has occurred in her conduct until the present. On Thursday evening she visited the circus unattended, and it is possible that some miscreant may have excited that passion within her over which she has no control, and brought on a relapse of her former morbid and uncontrollable sexual desires. At all events she was found at the place designated at a very early hour yesterday morning, surrounded by young men, who were attempting to lure her into a more secluded and less frequented spot, but she refused to go. She had promised to meet some person there, and would not leave the spot until he appeared. The neighbors of that neighborhood complained to the authorities, who took her in charge, and are probably caring for and shielding her from the annoyance of bad men and boys. She is an unfortunate creature who should find a home in some institution where her mental and physical ailments would be properly treated.

Supervisor JOHN V. GOSS is now at work on the roads. His district embraces a large part of the United States, and he thinks some of having it extended so as to include the British possessions.
STEPHEN PYLE killed a rattle snake last Saturday on which there were nine rattles and a button. It was an old settler, full of venom and stubborn courage.
Wild strawberries are now ripe. In gathering them if you pick up a snake now and then. an unimportant circumstance like that need not necessarily detract from the lusciousness of the fruit even if it does unsettle your nerves a little.
Mr. BEN PATTON sold his match team a short time ago for the handsome sum of $375. Last week he lost a valuable horse ....

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending June 19, 1875: Finle ADDINGTON, John FITZER, Miss Tilly FIFFER, Jonas GILBERT, John GOSS, Fredrick HUFFMAN, W. M. JOHNSON, Charles MARTINDALE, Miss Ida MOORE, George SIMMONS, George SMITH. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

FOR SALE CHEAP. The undersigned offers for sale, at a bargain a first-class PICTURE GALLERY in Rochester, Ind... the only reason for wishing to sell is the declining health of the proprietor... M. H. MOORE, Rochester, Ind.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 26, 1875

Information reaches us that KEWANNA is to be supplied with a six-column weekly paper, the management of which is to be conducted by O. F. SNOOK, of Fulton...

From the returns of the various township Assessors we gather the following statistical facts, which may not be entirely without interest to our readers: Number of school children in the county, 5,091; horses, 5,030; mules, 252; cattle, 14,922; sheep, 15,338; hogs, 23,474; acres of wheat, 23,529; acres of corn, 19,480; acres of oats, 3,223. Bushels of wheat raised last year, 588,238; corn, 485,824; oats, 35,962; potatoes, 20,995. Number of dogs in the county, males, 1,327; females, 51; total, 1,378. Number of polls, 1,918.

Rochester has another attack of the BLACK HILLS FEVER ... ED. CALKINS has made every arrangement to start on Tuesday next, and there is no doubt but that he will go at that time. Several others have declared an intention of going at the same time...

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 22, 1875
Mrs. HILFLICKER is a very quiet and kind old lady, but a certain boy made fast tracks to get from her sight one day last week. He was leaving a strawberry patch.
SAMUEL BRICKLE, ex-Master of Aubbeenaubbee GRANGE, is peddling a force pump washing machine, which he claims cannot be excelled...
On last Sunday, J. C. PHTLLIPS, while taking a pleasure ride with TONER BROTHERS, met with quite a loss. His dog "Bob," unacquainted with buggy riding, lost his balance and fell overboard, the wheel running over him, which caused his death in a few moments. JOHN says he would rather have lost ten dollars, which is about equal to Mrs. O'BRIEN, who lost her husband in Bruce's Lake some years ago. She said she would rather have lost both of her children and ten dollars than to have lost her husband by drowning.
L. C. MILLS, one of the Howe sewing machine agents of this place, is not particular in distributing machines. One day last week he dumped one in the street near SAMUEL ZELLERS. Cause -- his team ran away and upset the wagon.
JOHN J. CARTER, of Wayne township, has improved his farm in the building of a new barn.
Mr. J. A. SMITH has gone to Logansport to attend a musical convention which convenes there and will continue all week...
A. D. TONER & BRO. will send a lot of swine (not into the lake) but to Pittsburg, or some other market, in a few days. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... MICHAEL MATZ vs PETER MATZ, Administrator of the Estate of PHILLIP MATZ, dec'd., et al... that said defendants, GUEDA MAX (?) and ADOLPH BRAND, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 27th day of June, A.D., 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Builders) Sealed proposals will be received at the Auditor's office, Rochester, Indiana... for making changes and repairs in the Court House... CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor. June 23, 1875.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM G. GOODWIN, Administrator, vs JOHN PERSCHBAUCHER, et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of July, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... Taken as the property of JOHN PERSCHBAUCHER at the suit of WILLIAM G. GOODWIN, Administrator of the estate of J. D. MACKLIN, deceased vs JOHN PERSCHBAUCHER, MICHAEL PERSCHBAUCHER and JACOB PERSCHBAUCHER... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

WOOL MERCHANTS from the east have been here contracting for the crop purchased by dealers here.
TELLA LYON, MAY SHIELDS and MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN have returned from Oxford, Ohio, where they have been attending school for the past year.
The circumcision of an eight day old youth was the occasion for the gathering of all the Jewish people of this place at GOLDSMITH'S, one day last week.
There has been a large number of walnut logs purchased at this place by Doctor TERRY and others, which have been slabbed, painted and prepared for shipment to Germany. At least a hundred thousand feet of LUMBER has left this county for that country.
The breaking of the dam confining the waters of lake Manitau occurred early in the season, and has not yet been repaired. The water in the lake is very low, many bare and unsightly spots appearing which were formerly covered by water. It detracts from the beauty of the lake, and will, later in the season, be the source of much sickness, occasioned by decaying vegetation upon so large and unprotected surface exposed to the sun's hot rays.
The 81st birth day anniversary of our paternal ancestor will occur on the 5th of July. It will be celebrated at his residence, near Akron, on the 34d by a re-union of a large and widely scattered family.
DIED. -On Monday, June 21st, 1875, at Rochester, Mrs. ELIZABETH M. GOULD, wife of WILLARD GOULD, aged about 35 years.
Previous to her marriage, about a year ago, she had been engaged as a teacher in the public schools of Rochester, and by her industry, efficient management of a large class of small scholars, she won the love of all her pupils and an enviable reputation as an educator. Her illness was very brief and she is gone, leaving three children, one an infant, and a surviving husband to cherish her memory and virtues, and mourn the loss they have sustained. [SEE Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: WILLARD GOULD m. ELIZABETH M. POND, June 8, 1874]
-On Wednesday, at the residence of her son THOMAS, a few miles west of town, Mrs. MERCER, mother of LEVI MERCER, of this place at the M.E. Church, in Rochester, on Thursday, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives, who paid the last mark of respect to an aged and worthy lady, who had long been a resident of this county.

Mrs. CHANCE and Mr. JOHN McBRIDE are on the sick list.
Mr. NORMAN ADAMS' hop crop looks flourishing and promises a good yield.
Mrs. REID, mother of Mr. CHARLES REID, has been seriously ill, but she is now out of danger.
FRED MERELEY's team took fright last Thursday morning and ran away, tearing his wagon to pieces and completely ruining a nearly new set of harness. Fred was thrown out of the wagon, but fortunately suffered no injury.
A number of farmers in the vicinity of Rochester complain that they can't get good flour at the mills in town, and several of them take their wheat to Millark and Fulton. There must be several screws loose in the milling arrangements of Rochester that it would be well to have set right.
Mrs. CONGER, relict of the late LEWIS CONGER, is now in her 74th year, and although her health has not been good since the days of her childhood, is remarkably active and spry for one of her advanced years. But she is now only waiting for her Father to call her home.
Miss EMMA L. PYLE last year raised one quart of peanuts from two hills. She is farming the same kind of a crop this summer on a little more extensive scale, and expects to harvest a bushel or two ...
I never look over into the court house yard but what I am reminded of the pleasant summer days when I used to see lounging there those warm personal friends of mine and genial souls, A. J. HOLMES, BILLY OSGOOD, Judge HUGH MILLER, Dr. MANN, and BANNER LAWHEAD -- all gone to their long home. We constantly miss their cheerful faces and the warm grasp of their hands.
Miss ELLA BARB, who has so acceptably filled the position of teacher at Prairie Union school house, will close her school next Saturday, 3d day of July, with literary exercises and a picnic dinner ...

(Notice to Applicants) To those desiring license to teach school, notice is hereby given that I will hold a public examination for that purpose in Rochester, on the last Saturday in each month. E. MYERS, Co. Sup't.

(To Whom it May Concern) Having procured a license under the new liquor law to sell vinous, spiritous and malt liquors, I am desirous of complying with every provision of it. In order that I may do so, I ask that all persons legally authorized to prevent the sale of liquor to any of their friends to inform me of their desires without delay, and their wishes shall be obeyed. I intend to sell liquor in strict accordance with the law, and hereby give notice to all minors that they will not be permitted to visit my place or drink at my bar. Those interested in the welfare of friends who are in the habit of becoming intoxicated, will please make a note of the above. E. FLINN.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 3, 1875

The north bound noon train, on Thursday bore away Hon. ED. CALKINS, Capt. JOHN W. ELAM and BENJAMIN ELLIOTT an their journey for the Black Hills. No recent event in Rochester has created more excitement and regret than their departure ... They were the first to leave Rochester on the new GOLD HUNTING expedition, and they carry with them the best wishes of the whole community... Upon their prosperity and good fortune depends the going of quite a number of others, who are waiting for the first favorable report from them...

(Sheriff's Sale) CRANE BRO'S MANUFACTURING CO. vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of July, 1875... One ten (10) by fourteen (14) stationary Engine and twelve (12) foot Tubular Boiler, also steam Pump complete... and real estate... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'ys for Pl'ffs.

(Sheriff's Sale) AARON HOWELL vs F. M. ASHTON et al ... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of July, 1875 ... Lot number three hundred and sixty-eight 368 and that part of lot number three hundred and sixty-five 365 upon which the Foundry building stands. Said lots are situate in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... also the Brick building situate on the above described lots... Taken as the property of FRANCIS M. ASHTON at the suit of AARON HOWELL, Treasurer, for the use of the VOLCANO FURNACE CO. vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON and AUGUST MEISCH... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Atty's for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) MOSLER, BOHMAN & CO. vs F. M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of July, 1875... One eighteen (18) inch swing engine Lathe, ten (10) foot Bed and Counter Shaft together with Tools belonging to said Lathe... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Sheriff's Sale) State of Indiana vs LEVI M, DOWNEY, et al... I will
expose at public sale.. Saturday the 24th day of July, 1875... The south
half 1/2 of the south half 1/2 of lot number seventy-five 75 in the new plat
of the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R, MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.
ESSICK & HOLMES, Atty's for Plt'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON et al... I will expose at public sale.., Saturday, the 24th day of July, 1875, Lot number three hundred and sixty-six (366) and all that part of lot number three hundred and sixty-five (365) not occupied by the Foundry building... in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... also the building used as a Machine Shop, situate on the above described lots... Taken as the property of FRANCIS M. ASHTON at the suit of the DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE COMPANY vs WILBER F. TRUSLOW, THOMAS A. MILLER and FRANCIS M. ASHTON... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton Colinty. KEITH & SMITH, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM ASHTON vs A. D. CORNELIUS, et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of July, 1875... The north half of lot nixber thirty-three (33) old plat in the town of Rochester SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) JEROME FANSLER et al vs PHILLIP COOK, Jr., and
NAPOLIAN B. COOK I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th
day of July, 1875 (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County
SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'ys for

(Sheriff's Sale) AARON DUKES vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON and AUGUST MEISCH... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of July, 1875... Lots number three hundred and sixty-three (363), three hundred and sixty-four (364) and three hundred and sixty-nine (369) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff''s Sale) PATTERSON & TOMLINSON vs PETER B. APT, et al... I will eypose at public sale... Saturday; the 24th day of July, 1875... (real estate, described) lying and being in Fulton County... Taken as the propecty of HENRY S. MOW, at the suit of PATTERSON & TOMLINSON vs PETER B. APT, A, W. HENDRICKS, A. J. RUGH and HENRY S. MOW... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

O. B. HOLMAN, the notorious "Devil Bill," put in an appearance in this place yesterday.
Mrs. JOHN W. ELAM has gone to Valparaiso to remain with her friends during the absence of her husband in the Black Hills country.
LOU FEDER has been engaged in purchasing large quantities of wool at all the neighboring towns with better financial success than his pork speculations were last fall.
J. A. HUGHSTON has resigned his position as General Ticket Agent on the Detroit, Eel River & Illinois Railroad. On Thursday, in company with JOS. MYERS, of this place, he started East on a tour of inspection, looking for a favorable point to engage in some other business.
MARRIED. -A very quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. C. HOOVER, in this place, last Sabbath evening, the parties most interested being MILT. O. REES and Miss MAGGIE HOOVER. The connubial knot was tied by Rev. R. D. UTTER, of the M.E. Church. Mr. Rees is a young and enterprising business man of this place, having learned the cabinet-making trade with Mr. Hoover, and then took his daughter as a life partner in the flourishing business he is now doing in that tine of trade. Maggie is one of the best, most modest and unassuming young ladies in Rochester, and we wish the young and happy couple what they will, without doubt enjoy-- a life of unalloyed pleasure and peace.
Mrs. SUSAN SMITH has ordered from a firm at Plymouth, dealing in monuments and tombstones, a monument for R. P. SMITH, her deceased husband, the estimated cost of which will be $1,000.
DIED. -WM. E. BEARSS died at the residence of his father, Hon. DANIEL BEARSS, in Peru, on Tuesday evening, June 29, 1875. The deceased was well known in this community, having lived in this county for a number of years.
He has long suffered with that dreadful disease -- consumption, and although he had traveled far and expended a fortune in seeking relief and a permanent cure, naught that human power could do brought him that greatest of all earthly blessings -- health. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him as a genial and kind gentleman, a good citizen and neighbor. Most of the thirty-nine years of his existence were full of sorrow from bodily infirmities, and his death, though premature, and regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, is a release from the ills of this life. His funeral took place at Peru on Thursday, a number from this place being present to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed friend.
-JOSEPH WEIDNER received the sorrowful intelligence, on Thursday, that his mother, who resides at Peru, died at Louisville, Ky., while on a short visit to that city. She left her home on Friday of last week in good health to visit friends at Louisville, and in less than a week was returned a corpse. Her funeral took place yesterday, at Peru, attended by friends and relatives.
Quite a ripple of sensation was created at the town of Fulton, in this county, during the early part of this week. It appears from the evidence given at the trial, that JAMES W. BRAMAN had erected a shanty in that place and stocked it with a few kegs of beer, a gallon of whisky or two, a few peanuts, and likewise a few sticks of candy, over which "grocery" he presided with the pomp and dignity of a Stewart. His wares, especially that portion of them kept in flasks and kegs, attracted all the men and boys of that town who love a "nip," to his place of business, keeping them there until late hours of the night, having "jolly times," to the great indignation of mothers and wives of the said boys and men who visited there. Threats had been freely made that if it were not closed it would be burned on Tuesday morning, about 2 o'clock, whether by the hand of an incendiary or the carelessness of the revelers who had occupied it the preceding evening, does not appear. Mrs. SARAH E. MOON was arrested on suspicion and tried before Esquire HERMAN, on Wednesday. A large number of witnesses were examined but evidence sufficient to bind her over was not produced and she was discharged. The building burned was valued at $25 and the contends at $220. It was burned in the stillness of night, and not an article was saved. This same Mrs. Moon, during the reign of the Baxter bill, had prosecuted Braman under its provisions for selling liquor to her husband, and obtained judgment against him for $600. That circumstance may have had something to do with her arrest on the charge of arson. No other arrests have been made and all is quiet again at Fulton.

Miss EMMA STERNER, the handsome and efficient teacher in the Third Ward school, is rusticating during vacation on the flowery banks of the beautiful St. Jo., and in the fruit-laden vineyards of Bristol. Apropos: Perhaps that is the reason the clerk of the Central House talks of journeying North. Good bye.

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 29, 1875
Mr. SNOOKS, of Fulton, has visited our town for the purpose of making arrangements to start a printing office in this place.
During the late storm, the lightning struck a tree near the house of TIMOTHY JAYNE, killing a number of hogs.
The Sunday school meeting in the afternoon was full to overflowing. The exercises were varied. Short addresses were delivered by Rev. W. R. MICKELS, H. C. LANGLEY, Father SPARKS and J. LEITER, with recitations from the different classes of the school. For the success of the meeting we owe our thanks to Mrs. JACKSON, Mrs. MURPHY and Miss EMMA KILMER; also to Mr. J. A. SMITH, who conducted the singing. With this meeting closed the fourth year's labor of Elder MIKELS in this work...
Some people will soon learn that TUCKER & WRIGHT are not keeping a saloon, but have whisky and wine for medical purposes.
Aunt SALLIE HUDKINS has sent us corn silk of this year's growth. We should like to test the quality of the corn.
During the past year Rev. H, C. LANGLEY has received into the M.E. Church about one hundred members.
Mrs. HELEN SHOFFER, of Logansport, and FRANK KELINES, of Danville, Illinois, are among the late arrivals in Kewanna.
The family of JOSEPH McKEE intends moving to Rochester this week.
Mrs. T. W. SLICK is suffering a relapse, and her recovery is thought to be doubtful. - - - - ELI LEITER.

The big MILL in the north end of town stands there like a huge, silent, sullen monster.
FRED BOSENBERG will, in the name of the Fourth of July and the "Continental Congress," and regardless of expense, set off a bunch of fire-crackers to-morrow.
JOHN V. GOSS had a horse to die last Saturday. Fortunately for Mr. GOSS,., he was not a Dexter in speed or value.
Mr. JOHN McBRIDE has the finest field of wheat I have seen for many years...

GENTLEMEN, TAKE NOTICE. The custom of keeping the BARBER SHOPS of Rochester open on Sunday, each week, will be changed after the 4th of July, 1875. After that date they will be promptly closed at noon on each Sunday, and no work done until the next day. Further notice is hereby given that each person getting shaved at our shops on Sunday, after the date mentioned, will be charged 15 cents. These rules are positive and will be strictly enforced. BARBERS OF ROCHESTER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the- Rochester Post office for the week ending July 3, 1875: Joel BRUBAKER, Frank CORNELL, John I. DAVIS, Andrew FULTZ, Almira FRIEND, W. M. HAMLET., Jacob LISAY, PANCOST, SAGE & Moore, Mrs. S. L. PIERCE, John W. RANK, H. T. THOMAS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 10, 1875

PREMIUM LIST of the FULTON COUNTY JOINT STOCK AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. Fourth Annual Fair... Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 29, 30, and October 1 and 2
(Officers of the Society), H. ROBBINS, President. B, C. WILSON, Vice President. A. COPELAND, Treasurer. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Secretary. L. W. SHELTON. Saperintendent. JAMES M. BEEBER, Marshal.
(Superintendents of Departments) JOHN CHAMP, Time Track. B. C. WI'LSON, Horses and Mules. A. D. TONER, Cattle. ABNER THOMPSON, Hogs and Sheep. S. WHEELER, Agricultural Hall. Dr. V, GOULD, fine Art Hall. C. CAMPBELL, Fruit Hall. J. PERSCHBACHER, Farm Implements..............

The purchase of the Miami County SENTINEL by JAMISON & CONNER will take from Rochester a law firm and two good families. The latter will not remove for a few months yet.

DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO., have consolidated their stores. They have removed their agricultural implements and goods of that class to their hardware store, in the north end of town.
A new dry goods firm has made its advent into town this week. The firm name is PIERCE & SHARP, and from their title we should judge that they are going to do a pointed and cutting business.
DAVID L. BECK and a number of gentlemen of Marshall, Kosciusko and Laporte counties have organized a company to go to the Black Hills. The day set for their departure is the 30tb of this month.
A large delegation went from here to Logansport on Thursday to see Barnum's humbug.
MARRIED, -JOHN MILLER and ELLEN ALSPAUGH were married at the residence of the bride's parents, in Henry township, on Thursday, July 8, 1875, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.
BILL HOLMAN has been in town just a week, and in that time has been arrested twice for being drunk and disorderly and has had a "nose" put on him. He has come to the conclusion that Rochester is not a healthy place for him and he will take his departure soon.
DIED. -Mrs. MACE EMMONS, formerly JULIA STICKLES, of this place, died at Laporte, Tuesday. Rumor has it that she took an overdose of morphine for the purpose of destroying her life, but it is most probable that her death was the result of accident. She took one dose of a deadly drug but it did not have the effect to relieve ber suffering and she repeated the dose with a fatal result. Her remains were brought to this place for interment on Wednesday.

DIED. -THOMAS WHELAN a quiet, good citizen of Wayne township, died a few days ago.
I hereby return my thanks to Miss ADA MERRICK and Miss DORA PYLE, pupils at Prairie Union, for the fine dinner they kindly sent me last Saturday...
Prairie Unior. school house has long been celebrated for its big dinners and good cheer, and last Saturday was no exception to the rule... The occasion was the closing day of Miss BARB's school... The following is the programme of the closing exercises; (names mentioned): JESSIE McBRIDE, ANNIE ONSTOTT, CHARLIE PYLE, LEE MONTGOMERY, MINNIE LAWRENCE, LELA OSBORN, CHARLIE LAWRENCE, JANE LAWRENCE, SAMMIE WHITE, LEE PYLE, W. MERRICK, EMMA ONSTOTT, LENEY LAWRENCE, SUSIE MILLER, MINNIE LAWRENCE... the teacher, Miss ELLA BARB...

A year ago, on the fifth of July, was inaugurated the first of a series of family reunions to be held on that day of each recurring year, of the family of which we are a humble representative. That day was chosen as being the birth-day anniversary of JOHN BITTERS, the head of the family. His 80th birthday was the occasion of the first reunion of the family connection, and there were present at that time nearly one hundred descendants or representatives. His home has been for the past eighteen years one-fourth mile east of Akron, in this county. Eleven children are the fruits of over fifty-five years of married life with his first and only wife, who yet lives to bear him company down the shady hill-side of life, the writer hereof being the youngest of the number. Three have "passed over," and eight remain to meet at the old homestead and gladden the hearts of the aged couple who spend their time alone, except the presence of a granddaughter. This year, for the accommodation of a number interested, the meeting was held on the 3d instead of the 5th. Although the attendance was not so great as last year, it was fully as pleasant and enjoyable, except the disappointment at seeing vacant seats that were expected to be occupied by loved ones. What was lost by their absence was partially atoned for by the presence of Mr. AARON MAJOR and Mrs. SALLIE JOHNSON, an uncle and cousin, formerly of Pennsylvania, but now of Michigan, whom we had not seen for many years. The inclemency of the weather prevented the fullest enjoyment of the day, but between the showers, time was had to spread the festal board beneath the shading branches of the door yard grove, and all partook of the good things prepared. All felt that it was good to be there, and when the evening shades drew on, each dispersed to his home. The good by's said, the thoughts of all, if not expressed, were felt in the warm grasp for another reunion of the whole family on July 5th, 1876, and eventually a lasting one in the "home above."

On Saturday evening, July 3, about the hour of 7 o'clock, the barn belonging to Mr. JACOB WAGONER, a farmer living about 3'2 miles east of Monterey, was struck by lightning and was burned.... The loss of his horses, harness, &c., was very great, but it was by chance only that there were not three of the children also killed. Mr. JOHN WAGONER, a young man of about 20 and his two little brothers, had just done the feedilng. -A. L. THURSTON.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 10, 1875: Leslie BENNETT, Jas. R. BOMEN, Chas. F. CLUGSTON, M. J. FITZWOLLER, Geo. M. GORDON, Lewis HERROLD, Isaac HERSEY, Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 17, 1875

In a conversation had with Mr. B. C. SOUTHWORTH, the gentleman salesman of the firm of Gibson, Gretzinger & Co., marble workers at Plymouth, he informed us that the monument they were putting up in memory of R. P. SMITH, is Scotch granite instead of Italian marble, and is the only one of that material in Fulton county...
JIMMIE CHAPIN is improving, and his speedy recovery is expected and hoped for by his numerous friends. Dr. SPOHN in attendance.

(Resolutions of Respect, Hall of Hebron Lodge, No. 145, Daughters of Rebekah, Akron, July 6, 1875... death of Sister JENNIE BALL ... and that the husband of the deceased be furnished with a copy of these resolutions. SARAH A. VICKERY, SARAH STRONG, ANDREW STRONG, Com.)

KILLED BY LIGHTNING. -About noon on Wednesday a cloud came up from the south-west, and without much warning it commenced raining, gently at first, but increasing in violence until the rain, thunder and lightning were terrific. About nine miles south of town, in Liberty township, it was even more severe and terrible in its effects. Mr. JOEL TOWNSEND, living in that township, with two young men, GEORGE TAYLOR and WILLIAM LOVETT, were in a large open field cutting wheat. A considerable amount of grain was down that had not been shocked when they saw the storm approaching. Without seeking shelter they continued their work until after it began raining. While all three were surrounding a shock of grain, a bolt of lightning struck TAYLOR upon the head, killing him instantly. Mr. TOWNSEND, who was on the opposite side of the shock, was very severely injured, while Mr. LOVETT, who was a little removed, escaped by simply being felled to the ground and stunned. As soon as possible he repaired to the house and gave the alarm. An examination proved that Taylor had been struck upon the forehead. Every particle of clothing had been stripped from his person and torn into shreds. Townsend's clothing was also badly torn and his boots wrenched from his feet. The falling rain had somewhat revived him, and he was taken to his home, where he still lies in a precarious condition. Mr. Taylor, who met such an untimely fate, was about 21 years of age, and bore the reputation of a worthy young man.
DIED. -MARTHA, wife of TILMAN W. SLICK, died at the family residence, in Union township, one mile east of Kewanna, Monday, July 12th, at 9 o'clock a.m., aged 62 years, 11 months and 8 days.
Mrs. Slick was born in Hanover, York county, Penn., August 17, 1812, and was married to her now bereft husband, August 31st, 1836. Immediately after their marriage they left the scenes of their youth and emigrated westward to Dayton, Ohio, and from thence to Darke county, near Greenville, in 1852. From that place they removed to this county in 1856, where they have since resided, where, by strict honesty, frugality and great industry they had secured a competency of this world's treasure to make them comfortable and happy in their declining days, when death entered their pleasant abode and snatched from the family circle the most cherished object. She was the mother of six children, two of whom are dead. Her illness was of ten week's duration, and her sufferings were intense, but she bore them with true Christian fortitude. Her funeral took place on Wednesday, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors, to pay the last mark of respect to an aged and worthy citizen, loved and respected for her many social and Christian virtues. She was a member of the Catholic church and a devoted Christian, ever exemplyfying by her noble charity and Christian graces her attachment to things that are holier and purer than the objects of this life. The church has lost a shining light whose virtues are worthy of imitation; the aged partner of her early joys and sorrows, a kind and affectionate companion; and sorrowing children a friend and counsellor that the world can never supply, and the community an exemplary member, made better by her having lived in it.

KEWANNA ITEMS, IJuly 13, 1875
MARRIED. -As predicted, F. P. HOWELL and Miss EVA PARKER were joined in the bonds of matrimony on the 7th inst., by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT ... They went to Winchester to spend a few days with relatives, and returned to this place on Monday last. In the evening the young men politely serenaded them, discoursing some very fine music, which is a grand improvement on the old style cowbells, horns, and tin pans...
The mason work on GEORGE GRUPP's house is now completed, and we expect to visit the place soon as an opportunity is offered, that we may say that we have seen a house built of to "nigger-heads."
Last week some person too lazy to work, and just lazy enough to steal, ransacked the house of MARSHAL PHILLIPS from cellar to garret, taking with him some seven or eight dollars in money. The thief then made a supper on pie, and left for parts unknown. The house of PETER WHITMORE was also plundered and some seventy dollars taken...
Twenty-one years ago the 7th inst., in company with ANDREW KING, we stayed all night in a board kiln on the old Indian fields in Aubbeenaubbee. Some years had elapsed since the red man of the forest had left his corn-fields and hunting ground; yet the work of his hands could plainly be seen. The mounds, or corn hills, and the pits where they kept their corn and potatoes could be seen as plainly as the day they were made. No farming had then been done on their ground, but the lumber of the kiln in which we stayed belonged to the late JOHN ELLIS, who was then preparing to build and commence clearing a farm, which work he accomplished, but he is now resting from all his labors of earth.
The KEWANNA POST, the first issue of which will be sent forth this week, will be a five column paper, published weekly by FIELDS & SNOOK... - - - - E. LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM M. WINANS vs JOHN H. BEEBER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 7th day of August, 1875... The east half of Lots number fifty-six (56) and fifty-seven (57) as designated upon the new plat in the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Atty's for Plt'ff
(Sheriff's Sale) TROMAS CATTERAL vs JOHN BECK and ELIAS BECK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 31st of July, 1875....The undivided one-half (1/2) of a strip of ground twenty-two (22) feet wide by one hundred and sixty-five feet long off of the south side of Lot number fifty-two (52) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Atty's for plt'ff.
We want to find the man who said we were to have a town hall.
JOE BEEBER will dedicate his now room in the BEEBER BLOCK by giving a ball in it this evening.
ED R. RANNELS and a party of young men from Logansport spent last Sabbath at this place.
Farmers who expect to work out their land tax on the public highways are required to perform said labor before the 15th of August.
The Presbyterians of this place have come to the conclusion that it is a Bible requirement to "pass the hat" each Sunday, that all may present their offering to the Lord. The new system will be inaugurated tomorrow.
GEORGE W. TIPTON, writing from Girard, Kan., to renew his subscription... IRA W. POLING writing for the same purpose from Paunee City, Neb....
MARRIED. -On July 7th, at 3 p.m. , in ENOCH STURGEON's office, by Esquire C. J. STRADLEY, Mr. ISAAC GOOD and Mrs. SARAH A. SHEETS...

The school at the Orr school house, Miss CALVERT, teacher, closed yesterday.
Mr. AD. McBRIDE is again on the sick list.
Mr. MILTON MYERS, living about one mile from town, has been under medical treatment for some days, occasioned by a hurt in his side and back, but he is now out again and all right.
Mrs. PERRY CHANCE, who has for some weeks been confined to her bed by severe illness, has sufficiently recovered to be able to travel, and started for Ohio a few days ago, in company with her mother.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 17, 1875: Miss Joy ANDERSON, Dr. BUSH, Henry CEDER, William RICE, Miss Couser COLENS, Michael O'CONNELL, for John James O'CONNELL. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Satirday, July 24, 1875

KEWANNA, formerly known as PLEASANT GROVE, is an incorporated town of about three hundred inhabitants, situated in Union township, Fulton county, Indiana, and is surrounded by the most fertile and tillable land in the State. The numerous farms surrounding are usually well improved; many new buildings, with new ones being erected each year. There is such a diversity of soil that there is never a total failure of crops; when there is a failure in one kind of grain there is an abundance of some other kind raised.
The town is probably the only one of its size in the State that is incorporated; and its streets, alleys and side-walks compare with any of the larger towns and cities, and in fact are much better than many other towns of much larger size.
PHILLIPS & LEITER, dealers in dry goods, groceries, and general merchandise, is the oldest and strongest firm in the place. They have been doing business in the place for the past thirteen years, during which time they have sold near a half million dollars worth of goods. They are men of noble purpose and character, always assisting in every public and benevolent enterprise which will add to the good of the town and community surrounding.
EDWARD TUCKER, dealer in drugs, patent medicines, paints, oils, etc., has the honor of keeping on hand the best stock of drugs ever kept in this place.
JOHN KILMER, dealer in groceries, notions, ice cream, lemonade and soda water, has been in this place but a short time and keeps things in a neat and pleasant condition in the "corner grocery."
MINTON, MURRAY & CO., of the KEWANNA MILLS, are doing a thriving business in their line, which is a benefit to the place, and a blessing to the hungry in this community. They are the successors to A. T. JACKSON & MINTON, also ZUCK, STREET & CO., who, with the aid of the people, built the mill about eight years ago.
F. H. GRAHAM, tinner and dealer in stoves and hollow ware, has been in business about four years, and proves himself to be a man after his own heart, full of natural genius.
JOHN MYERS, harness-maker, keeps constantly on hand harness, saddles, bridles, whips and trimmings. He has kept a full line in his stock for several years.
Boot and shoe making is well represented by WM. RHENO and J. STUBBS, both being experienced workmen and keeping good shops.
JOHN F. ROBINS, wagon and carriage maker, does all work in his line with neatness and dispatch. He has been in this place for many years, and everybody knows his queer streaks when he gets a spell of the blues.
Blacksmithing is well represented by the shops of F. J. HEIMBURGER and SAMUEL ZELLERS. Both are experienced workmen and can do a job of smithing as quick as a the next one, (provided their neighbor is not out of coal.)
The city millinery shop is carried on by Mrs. S. E. HENDERSON and daughter, who are constantly receiving goods from the eastern markets, and are doing a thriving business in their line.
The KEWANNA HOTEL, formerly owned by JOHN KILMER, is now the property of RUFUS BIAIR, who is keeping a first-class hotel. The hostess is a lady who fully understands the wants of every traveler.
Physicians or doctors, we have many; enough to cure all aches and ills. Each one stands ready to give syrup or pills. W. T. CLELAND, physician and surgeon; office on Main St. Also Notary Public. Dr. A. R. THOMPSON, office on Logan street. Dr. JAMES H. SMITH, office on Main street, below POST printing office.
J. Q. HOWELL, Eclectic Physician, office on Logan street, near his residence.
Dr. I. E. WRIGHT, formerly Surgeon U. S. A., office in the drug store, corner of Main and Logan streets.
Carpenters and joiners we have many, and the best of workmen, too, always ready and always willing to build a house for you: PETER APT, ALEXANDER COOPER, MILTON HILAND, RUFUS BLAIR, WILSON MOHLER, FELIX HUDKINS, GEORGE U. HEIMBURGER, JOHN SEARS, FRANK APT.
L. H. SHATTO, attorney at law, Notary Public and collecting agent. Sewing machine agents: L. C. MILLS, ANDREW JACKSON and L. H. SHATTO. The following are the officers of the town:
Town Trustees - L. H. SHATTO, T. W. BARNETT, ELI LEITER.
Marshal - R. BLAIR.
JOHN MYERS, Clerk, Assessor and Treasurer.
School Trustees - H. PHILLIPS, J. Q. HOWELL and A. R. THOMPSON.
Justices of the Peace - H. B. APT and F. H. GRAHAM.
Constable - G. H. POTTS.
Postmaster - J. W. CARTER.
Plasterer and Stone Mason - G. H. POTTS
Photographers - ROBBINS & COOVER; gallery on Logan street, near the Reform church.
Churches - We have two. German Reform church, Rev. SKINNER, pastor. M. E. church, Rev. H. C. LANGLEY, pastor. Regular services at each church every two weeks. Sabbath school at the M.E. church every Sunday at 9 a.m. We claim as good a Sunday school as there is in the country.
School Building - The Kewanna graded school building, with three departments, affords ample room and accommodations for a f irst-class school, which we expect under T. W. FIELDS, Principal.
E. MYERS, Superintendent of Public Schools of Fulton county. Office with Dr. TliOMPSON.
Prof. J. A. SMITH, instructor in vocal and instrumental music, who has few superiors in his profession. We always welcome gentlemen of this character in our midst.
Prof. T. W. FIELDS, instructor in plain and ornamental penmanship; also agent for pianos, organs and other musical instruments.
A. D. TONER & BRO., dealers in stock and agricultural implements. They are the means of a vast amount of money changing hands in this community every year. There have been times that they have had as high as $18,000 invested in stock at one time. During this season they sold about 85 sulky corn plows, which we venture to say is more than has been sold this season in all the other agricultural stores in the county.
Rev. JESSE SPARKS, local minister of the M.E. church, kept in general reserve for all good purposes and work in his church. The marriage ceremony made a specialty.
W. G. HUDKINS, plain and ornamental painter, more plain than ornamental, however.
The KEWANNA POST, a neat and sprightly five column paper, printed weekly, which will diffuse knowledge and light in every household in the county.
In this short sketch of our town we have aimed to notice every firm and business man of the place, and if we have omitted any, it has not been intentional.
It may be asked where is the SALOON? We feel glad to say that we have none; and we hope it may be said that there will never be another in the place.
Our community is a good, moral community, and one in which parents or guardians need not be afraid to come and locate and live a retired life or educate their children.

A TRIP TO LAKE MAXINKUCKEE. Rochester, Ind., July 21, 1875. To the Editor of the SENTINEL. .. the party consisting of eight girls, namely, LIDA STRADLEY, TELLA LYON, JENNIE DAVIS, MOLLA HORTON, aU LAWYEAD, MOLLIE HOLMES, ELLA BARB and AMIE RICHTER ... (signed) "EIGHT SWFET SIXTEENS."

Rev. H. C. LANGLEY expects to be transferred to a Colorado Conference this fall. If he goes, it will be for the benefit of his health.
The storms of last week did considerable damage to corn in these parts, much of it being broken off. A part of the roof of MATTHEW WALTERS' house was also blown off, and the oats appeared as if a roller had passed over it.
MILO R. SMITH and I. WALKER are traversing the prairies of Mill Creek to-day, not in the interest of the Continental, as in years gone by, but for the purpose of assessing damages for the ditching of said prairie. The people will say amen when the work of ditching has been accomplished.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH BIBBLER vs GEORGE W. KESSLER and SIMEON KESSLER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 14th day of August, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) SIDNEY KEITH vs JOHN HAY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 14th day of August, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. SIDNEY KEITH, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) MICHAEL W. WALTERS vs JOHN HAY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 14th day of August, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'tff.

The Black Hills fever has about subsided at this place again.
The Wallace House 'bus is out again with flaming colors.
There has been but little use for a STREET SPRINKLER in Rochester this season thus far.
There is no diminuation in the number of "TRAMPS" who have just got out of a job and want another.
We forgot to mention last week that L. M. MONTGOMERY had a son stroke. It is the usual weight. I. W. BROWN had a similar sensation.
T. W. SLICK will sell at auction at his residence, one mile east of Kewanna, on Friday, July 30, a large amount of personal property consisting of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, farming implements, old corn and corn in the ground, household and kitchen furniture and numerous other articles.
The sickly season is approaching, and we suggest to the Board of town Trustees that it would not be amiss if a committee was appointed to investigate the sanitary condition of certain portions of town. It is quite probable that from the stench that arises from some quarters that they need renovating.
Two "SOILED DOVES" had about twenty boys following them around town one evening this week, like so many dogs on a hot track. The Marshal is good on a foot race, but he could not catch either of them until after they had passed without the corporation limits, and beyond his jurisdiction.
The HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY contemplated coming out for street parade, drill and exercise on Monday last, but the serious accident to Mr. MYERS at about the hour designated for the parade prevented the proposed display. It has been so many years since the company have shown themselves in their red jackets, that we hope they will select another day in the near future to show themselves upon the streets.
DIED. -Miss ELLA E. LOY died in this place on Friday of last week.
-An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. ABNER BARRETT died on Sunday last.
Peru is organizing a MILITARY COMPANY. We would like to see the same thing done in Rochester. There are plenty of stalwart, good looking young men, well posted in military affairs who could be organized into a very creditable company. A company of young men dressed in a suit of blue and equipped with bright burnished muskets would present a very fine appearance, and be a great credit to the place. Who will make the first move?
Arrangements are being made by a committee representing the different Sabbath schools of this place, to give the children of the schools and all others who wish to go, an excursion to Michigan City. The excursion will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday August 3d or 4th, the day is not yet fully determined upon, but will be made known in due time. The trip will include a boat ride on Lake Michigan, and probably an excursion to Chicago.
JAKE RANNELS has purchased the ROCHESTER HOUSE, better known as the "MOTHER BECK HOUSE" and having taken possess:ion of it, is thoroughly renovating it from cellar to garret.
For a time after the terrible scenes of the night of February 20th were enacted in this place, PROSTITUTES gave Rochester a wide berth, and it was thought and hoped that the sad experiences of that night, and the lasting disgrace brought upon individuals and the community at large, would have the effect of debarring another influx of a class of persons so lost to all sense of honor, decency and shame, and so demoralizing to every community in which they locate. But such is not the case. There are fully as many "FALLEN ANGELS" in Rochester at this time, who are plying their vocation in defiance of law, good order, and the will of the respectable portion of the citizens, as there has been at any time in the past history of the town. But little or no effort is being made to check it. The citizens are indifferent about the matter, and officials close their eyes to all that is going on before them. These wretches are permitted to promenade the streets and keep open their dens of infamy and destruction to decoy the youth and get gain from those who wear cloaks of respectability, and are considered pillars of society. How long will this state of affairs exist until this community will again be shocked by the recital of another midnight murder at a house of prostitution? How long until some mother's heart is broken over the folly of her son, or some wife prepared for an asylum by the fall of her husband? The wounded feelings of an outraged populace should cry out against this pest among us, and not forget so soon the terrible affliction of a few months ago. Let officers do their duty, and save another disaster that is inevitable if there is not a check put upon the vice in our midst, and which brings sure destruction in its train.
W. R. LOUGH, of Wayne township, is suffering with an aberration of mind, and will have to be sent to the asylum for the insane.
MARTIN BECKELHEIMER and WILLIAM YOUNG, two men living just across the county line, in Kosciusko county, conceived the idea of satisfying their lustful desires by adulterating a bottle of wine with tincture of cautharides and giving it to SUSAN VANDERMARK to drink. She drank of it and died in a short time. Her murderer's are now confined in the Warsaw jail, which has to be guarded to keep an outraged people from lynching them.
This week was ushered in by a serious accident to JONAS MYERS, senior proprietor of MYERS & GAINER's planing mill and furniture factory at this place. Although Mr. Myers is usually a very careful and discreet man, many year's experience among shafts, belts, pulleys and cogwheels without sustaining any very serious bodily harm served to lessen his fears of them until an accident which may have been the result of a want of care deprived him of his strong right arm. The business of the factory after a day's quiet was resumed on Monday. The hum of the machinery was heard and all went well until after the mid-day hour of that day when it became necessary to change a large belt from one pulley to another which Mr. Myers sought to accomplish during the running of the machinery. By some means, hardly known to himself, his arm was caught by the belt and drawn around the pulley, completely severing it from the body near the elbow. He was immediately brought to Doctor ROBBINS' office, where by the assistance of Dr. GOULD and others, the mutilated member was amputated between the elbow and shoulder. The victim bore his suffering manfully and at present is doing very wall.

The new 'bus run in the interest of the WALLACE HOUSE is a beauty. Mr. DECKER did the ornamental painting and the finished polish of his brush is plainly discernible at a glance. Both the CENTRAL and the Wallace are now supplied with omnibusses that are a credit to those houses.
Two or three hogs belonging to SAMUEL CONGER died a few days ago of a disease supposed to be cholera...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 31, 1875

A few weeks ago we had occasion to speak of the peculiar conduct of Miss MINERVA WHITE, a young lady of about 18 years, who is a victim of nymphomania. She had recovered from that attack and has not been seen upon the streets for some weeks until within the past few days. She was induced from her home a few nights since by two miserable young men who would grace a prison, but who are a disgrace to any community. Her passion excited by them, she has since been roaming the streets and alleys and groves, a prey to all the lecherous, God-forsaken young men of the town. Thursday night she spent in the court house yard, surrounded by a set of libertines who have no characters worth preserving. The Marshal did a good thing by arresting one of them and lodging him in jail. Nearly all of yesterday forenoon this girl stood on the public square and by her fixedness attracted the attention of every passerby. There is certainly some way provided by statute for her removal from public places, and the officers of the law are slack in the performance of their duties by allowing her to remain upon the streets a disgrace to the town and an outrage upon public decency. If she is insane, of which there is but little doubt, there is protection for her and society; if she is a public harlot, the ordinances of the town forbid her appearance on the streets. It is remarkably strange that the authorities do not know how to proceed to rid the streets of her presence, and save the citizens the lasting disgrace that is attaching to them by reason of her bad conduct. If the town cannot remove public nuisances of so flagrant a character, a suit brought to dissolve the charter would be in order, for a corporation that has not power sufficient to protect its citizens against such outrages, is not worth the taxes paid to support it.

Prof. FERLICH has arrived.
A. D. TONER has gone East with a very fine lot of hogs.
H. PHILLIPS and daughter have just returned from Monticello. They called to see ROBINSON at Logansport.
JACOB SHOWLEY, of Wayne township, intends building and moving to this place this fall. We welcome all good citizens among us.
WM. POTTER informs us that GOOD BOARDING can now be had at Marshtown.

(Sheriff's Sale) DANIEL H. CHASE vs PAUL SHINDLER, et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday the 21st dalr of August- 1875... (real estate, described) ... Taken as the property of PAUL SHINDLER at the suit of DANTEL H. CHASE vs PAUL SHINDLER, ELI R. CRABILL, JOHN L. CHASE and BENEVILLE STAMM... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. D. M. BRADBURY, Att'y for pl'ff.

JONAS MYERS, who had his arm torn off by the machinery in his factory, is getting along very well.
Mrs. CALVIN VANTRUMP has been dangerously ill this week, but at present is improving in health.
MARRIED. -July --, 1875, at the Presbyterian Parsonage, Rochester,
Ind., by F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. FRANK HOWELL and Miss EVA PARKER, both of
Kewanna, Ind. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co.,
Indiana Marriaees. 1836-1983: FRANKLIN P. HOWELL m.EVA H. PARKER, July 7, 1875.]
J. B. ELLIOTT, and J. S. TAYLOR of this place, and a Mr. THOMPSON, of Peru, have been negotiating for the purchase of the ASHTON FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS.

Mr. CHARLES CADWALLADER, of Springfield, Ohio, is visiting the family of Mr. JAMES PYLE. Mr. Cadwallader is studying for the ministry.
The other day Mr. PHIL WEBBER stepped upon a rattlesnake, and the serpent wrapped itself around his ankle, and struck at him several times before he succeeded in killing it. His boot legs saved him from a severe dose of poison.
WM. DOWNS has put in new sills and is making other needed improvements at his SAW MILL south of town. He is now turning out large quantities of a superior article of lumber.
Last Saturday we made the acquaintance of Mr. VICTOR DANIELS, of Akron. ... a very intelligent and agreeable young gentleman.
Mr. JAKE RANNELLS has left Main street and is now located in the region of the depot, in the old BECK property. We will miss the cool and friendly protection of Jake's shadow during the hot days of August.
Mr. OSCAR DECKER, who is employed with Mr. C. C. WOLF, in his jewelry store, is not only a handsome and very worthy young gentleman, but he is also an accomplished workman, inheriting much of his father's skill and genius ...
The following is a partial list of improvements in Rochester this summer: W. H. DENISTON, frame house; BEECHER, frame barn; I. WALKER, frame house; Dr. C. HECTOR, frame house; J. H. BEEBER, frame business house; K. G. SHRYOCK, frame office; SAMUEL HEFFLEY. frame carriage house; J. DAWSON, brick house. 'There are also many additions and alterations which indicates a spirit of progress.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 31, 1875: Henry CRICKER, Minnie HOOVER, A. J. HOOVER, G. W. HEWITT, Geo. W. LEWIS, Nathan L. MAJORS, Martin STURGEON, Rebecca STONER, Thos. WHITE, Jacob O. WEHREN, Mortimer WILLIAMS., - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 7, 1875

Having permanently established himself in the newspaper business and practice of law at Peru, Mr. H. B. JAMISON removed his family from Rochester to his new home, this week. There are many regrets expressed at their departure by their many friends of this place. Mr. CONNER, the junior editor and law partner of the firm of JAMISON & CONNER, will continue to make this his abiding place and conduct the business of the firm at this place...

Rev. H. C. LANGLEY has a small crop of cotton growing this year. It is the first we have ever seen in its natural state.
V. P. CALVIN discovered a snake on his farm which he thinks is about 5 or 6 inches in thickness, and 10 or 12 feet in length. The color is spotted; and the snake is very wild, giving him a very short view of the monster each time, so much so that he has had no chance of killing it. He thinks he first saw this reptile about five years ago.
MILTON HILAND has completed his dwelling and moved yesterday....
J. W. POTTS is very courageous, but his heart failed on him on Monday last. He failed to get to Winamac with the mail on Saturday.
Mrs. MARTHA LEITER moved to her residence in this place to-day.
Mr. KIMBLE an aged and decrepid man living north of town, is too feeble to make a living at hard work, but is making cane bottom chairs, which if patronage is given him, will assist him very much in making a living without the charity of the people.

H. B. JAMISON, I. CONNER -- JAMISON & CONNER-Attorneys at Law, Notaries Public and General Collecting Agents ... Office on Main St., second floor of the MILLER BUILDING, opposite the Court House, Rochester, Ind.

(Sheriff's Sale) AARON HOWELL vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of August, 1875... Lot number three hundred and sixty-six (366) and all of that part of lot numberr three hundred and sixty-five (365) not occupied by the Foundry building, situate thereon... in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) D. W. LYON, Assignee vs A. E. LUCUS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of August, 1875... Lot number four hundred and sixty-nine (469) in Sturgeon's addition to the town of Rochester... Taken as the property of A. E. LUCUS at the suit of DAVID W. LYON, Assignee of WILLIAM ASHTON, a Bankrupt vs A. E. LUCUS. SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Atty's for Plt'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) BARNARD TRENTMAN et al vs F. RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of August, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... Taken as the property of FRANK RICHTER at the suit of BARNARD TRENTMAN and AUGUST TRENTMAN vs FRANK RICHTER...SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Att'y for Plff's.

(Sheriff's Sale) R. & J. CUMMONS & CO. vs F. RICHTER... I will
expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of August, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Att'y for Plff's.

Several horses are in training for a trot at the county Fair, next month.
A fruit stall with all the airs of a metropolitan stand, has been opened opposite the Court House.
JACOB ROSENBERG, an ex-typo of this place, has secured a "sit" at a case in the Miami County SENTINEL office.
Rochester has been without a ten-pin alley for several years until the recent building of one in the rear of TOM BEAL's saloon, which is extensively used.
Several silver and brass bands are expected to be in attendance upon the occasion of the dedication of the ODD FELLOW's new hall, next Thursday. They will come from Logansport, Peru, Plymouth and Laporte.
C. C. WOLF is having the room formerly occupied by DENISTON & VANTRUMP, opposite the Court House, fitted up to suit his own taste, and when completed he will remove his jewelry establishment into it ...
Mr. ED CALKINS returned from his trip towards the Black Hills on Thursday night, a few days earlier than he was expected... ELLIOTT and ELAM, his companions, returned as far as Sioux City where they are waiting for the Government to treat with the Indians when they will make another move for the Hills.
Mr. CHARLES BOGGS, a resident of Lincoln, Neb., has been visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. CHARLES CAFFYN, for some days past ... He has lived at Lincoln for six years ...
At last the authorities have taken the case of MINERVA WHITE in hand and removed her from the streets where she has been the center of attraction for several days, to the poor house for treatment and seclusion from the influence of dastardly boys and young men who have dogged her steps nightly. She is a poor unfortunate creature made more miserable by bad associates. It is an act of Christian charity to provide her a home and is comendable even though officials were a long time in learning their duty.

One of Mr. VALENTINE LAWRENCE's horses died last Saturday.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 14, 1875

E. S. BARNES, formerly of this place, but now host of the City Hotel at Logansport, was in town on Thursday. ELIJAH longs for his old home and will probably return to it as soon as he can make the necessary arrangements.
The arrest of a few boys for breaking windows, last season, had a very good effect for a time, but they are at it again with their little "slings." The windows in the new school house in the south part of town have suffered severely. A few boys lodged in jail for a short time, would probably prevent further depredations of that kind.
Dr. PLANK, D. W. LYON, F. K. KENDRICK, E. KIRTLAND and perhaps some others, with their ladies, will join an excursion party, starting from Peru on next Tuesday morning at 5:30, for a trip to Put-in-bay and Niagara Falls. Tickets for the round trip, at club rates, can be had for $9.10 ...
Mr. BAKER, one of our town mechanics, has completed the contract taken by him to construct a new stairs to the court room and make other improvements on the old temple of justice...

Mr. LOU FEDER has built a new stable, and superintended its construction himself.
On A. J. HOLMES' monument ought to have been the simple but significant inscription: "He was a Man."

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday,August 21, 1875

KEWANNA, Aug 19, 1875
F. A. GRAHAM and JOHN MYERS have traded town property.
Rev. H. C. LANGLEY and family started for Colorado on last Tuesday.
A new ward has been created in the south part of town, and ALEXANDER COOPER elected councilman.
RUFUS BLAIR resigned the office of Marshal, and J. W. CARTER appointed in his place.
JOHN URBIN built a new horse barn on the alley near JOHN ROBBINS'.
JOHN F. ROBBINS has moved his blacksmith shop back, and intends building a new one in front of it.
T. W. SLICK has sold his farm to ROBERT EVANS, son-in-law of Father SPARKS, who resides near Fort Wayne.
EDWARD TONER has gone to Buffalo, with a shipment of live stock.
TONER BROTHERS have purchased a new buggy and a new team.
The weather being favorable, the people of this place and vicinity will hold a grand Sunday school picnic in TROUTMAN's grove, on Saturday, August 28, 1875 ...

Prof. J. W. WILLIAMS returned from his vacation visit to Ohio, yesterday.
Nine pounds and a half, of the masculine gender, lively as a cricket and all doing well at SIMON HARTMAN'S.
DIED. -The funeral of H. H. MOORE, son of MILT. H. MOORE, took place on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was about 10 years old.
Dr. C. HECTOR is just completing a neat little residence in the south-west portion of town, which will be occupied by ED. HORTON, of washing machine fame.
The youngest as well as the oldest are tired of this wet weather. A young Mr. GREGORY, living a few miles south of town, saddled a pony in his father's barn and without bidding his parents good bye, "lit out" for a dryer country, and it is supposed he has found it, for he has not been heard from since. He is but 15 years old.

Mrs. JOSIE E. RYLAND, one of the committee of the Centennial Tea Party, for the Ilth Congressional District of this State, is desirous of meeting the following appointed committee at the Central House, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, to make important arrangements to carry on the work:

LIME! LIME!! A car load of Huntington lime just received fresh from the kiln, at my lime house, near the depot, which I will sell at retail at low rates. DANIEL STERNER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester Post Office for the week ending August 21, 1875: Chas. ALBEY, Miss M. CLAMILSON, J. H. FIGULA, Emanuel GRIFFEN, Grissorm GARRETT, T. J. HOLCOMB, Thomas JUDD, Mrs. R. D. NYE, Ella WILDS, Jeannie WHITESIDE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 28, 1875

... ... Below we give the names of a few persons who are now using the WESTERN WASHER, and others who have tested the Machine and found it to be the best ever offered for sale:
Mrs. Dr. C. HECTOR, Mrs. Chas. JACKSON, Mrs. A. T. BITTERS, Mrs. Emma AULT, Mrs. Hattie GOULD, Mrs. Maggie HOOVER, Mrs. Maggie REES, Mrs. Gould KILMER, Mrs. E. BAKER, Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS, Mrs. A. M. MERCER, Mrs. Amy A. COOPER, Mrs. FITZGERALD, Mrs. C. A. HARTMAN, Mrs. C. P. HINMAN, Mrs. E. KIRTLAND, Mrs. C. ELLIOTT, Mrs. J. TAYLOR, Mrs. Mark MOORE, Mrs. Wm. DOWNS, Mrs. Amos ENTZMINGER, and CLIFFORD, Railroad Agent... ED. HORTON, Agent, Rochester, Ind.

CENTRAL HOUSE, Rochester, Ind. R. N. RANNELLS, Prop. This House being located in the central part of the town, and having been recently furnished throughout, is able to give first-class accommodations to all. Free 'Bus to and from all trains.

DIED. -A child of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WALLACE, aged about six months, died on Friday of last week, and was buried on Saturday.
About forty of the little folks, in the capacity of a social party, were very pleasantly entertained on Wednesday evening by Miss EMMA FLINN.
Prof. T. W. FIELDS was registered at the Central, and ENOCH MYERS at the Wallace House, yesterday.
JAKE ZORTMAN is a gay young man who comes to town occasionally, and inflates himself with the poorest "benzine" to be found in the ten saloons of this place. In that condition he acts like a horse fed on "crazy hay." A few days since, after filling himself full up to the collar button, he wended his way to Ashton's unoccupied foundry and machine shops, and for lack of better amusement began breaking in windows. He did a good job for the short time he was at it, when an officer took him in charge. For his little sport in making the glass jingle, he was made to plank out twenty odd dollars on the table of one of our Rochester Justices.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, August 19, 1875, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the residence of the bride's mother, in Aubbeenaubbee township, Mr. FRANCIS
-On last Thursday evening at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. N. L. LORD, WILLIAM RANNELLS and Miss ELLA OSBORNE.
The Rochester string band of which Mr. Rannells is a prominent member, extended their congratulations by surprising the happy pair with their melodies usually played on such occasions....

LOST. -On Main street, between the residence of Dr. V. GOULD and the Continental building, a ladies fine gold bracelet ... JOHN R. STALLARD.

ROCHESTER SENTINIEL, Saturday, September 4, 1875

JOHN E. CATES will take on his official robes of County Treasurer on Monday.
CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS. -The present week, up to date, the time of the court has been taken up entire by the trial of the case of the State vs JOHN D. VANDERKARR, charged with the murder of JOHN J. WALLACE. ... We give below the names of the jurymen... :

BOARD OF EDUCATION. The Fulton county Board of Education met at the Auditor's office, September Ist, 1875... called to order by Prof. ENOCH MYERS ... J. DAWSON was elected secretary.
The following members were found to be present: Prof. MYERS, A. W. ELLIOT of Wayne township, W. D. MOORE of Aubbeenaubbee, C. HAIMBAUGH of Newcastle, JACOB WHITTENBERGER of Henry, F. PETERSON of Liberty, A. BROWN, N. L. LORD and J. DAWSON of Rochester corporation...

Mr. BRUMBACK is visiting his son at this place at present. He is a gentleman of 75 years who stands erect and is hale, hearty and active.
The pic-nic and festival on last Saturday at this place, proved to be the grandest and most pleasant gathering of the season .... The speeches delivered by Rev. J. P. BARNET, Rev. Mr. GILMORE, and Rev. M. HOSTETTER, were excellent and were listened to with interest ...
Farmers Look Here... the HOOSIER DRILL... J. F. FROMM.

I. WALKER has moved into his new residence.
Miss TELLA LYON and one or two others started for Oxford, Ohio, on Thursday, for another term of school of a years duration.
MARRIED. -Uncle JIMMY DAVIS has taken unto himself another life partner. Mrs. GIFFIN is the happy bride... [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: JAMES DAVIS m. SARAH J. GRIFFIN Aug. 22, 1875.]
The new CHICAGO BARBER SHOP opposite the Wallace House, opened with a rush on last Saturday. These tonsorial white gentlemen hail from the Garden city....
DIED. -At Lincoln, Miami County, Ind., on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1875, Dr. JAMES RUSSELL, aged 66 years.
Mr. Russell was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and has been a resident of this county nearly a quarter of a century, in which time he has formed a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His illness was of short duration. A few days before taking down with typhoid fever, he visited his son-in-law at the place named, where he died. For a number of years he has practiced medicine in this county in a small way and was regarded by all who knew him as an honest, upright and Christian gentleman.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending September 4, 1875, C. D. CHESTNUT, Colder HINDLE, August LEVI, Timothy MORGAN, I. H. C. RIDENOUR, C. D. SHREVE, Wm. SHERWOOD, Mrs. A. WAGNER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 11, 1875

So much teaming has been, and is being done, on the road between this place and Akron that a gravel turnpike would undoubtedly meet the demands and approval of the majority of farmers in Henry Township. The country being very level all along said route, together with easy access and short range on gravel banks, would require but a small company and small stock to put the ROAD in good condition. Perhaps a turnpike leading into Rochester from the east would be something of an inducement for those farmers in the neighborhood of Akron, who haul most of their grain to the Wabash and Eel River Roads, to come here in preference to teaming over the numerous long steep hills in Wabash County for the paltry sum of two or three cents more per bushel for grain. There might be a number of very plausible reasons given why a turnpike running from Rochester to the Wabash County line could be made a beneficial and paying concern to the merchants of this place, as well as to the farmers in the eastern part of the county. Think of it, grain buyers, lumbermen, farmers and business men generally.

Notice was given in these columns a short time since that there would be a grand re-union of the soldiers of Indiana at Indianapolis, on Thursday and Friday, October 14th and 15th...
Fulton County should be well represented, and, no doubt, will be. A committee consisting of the following persons has been appointed in the different townships to enlist the old soldiers for the re-union: Wayne, ABRAM HOOBER, JOHN W. RUSH; Union, Capt, P. S. TROUTMAN, Capt. A. T. JACKSON; Aubbeenaubbee, HIRAM RARRICK; Liberty, ISOM NEW, JOHN APT; Richland, CLARKSON HICKMAN, C. W. CLAY; Henry, SIMON MILLER, ELMORE SHELT; Newcastle, J. W. BLACK, GEORGE KESSLER; Rochester, Capt. J. H. BEEBER, Capt. CHES. CHAMBERLAIN...

The workmen have commenced work on JACOB SHOWLEY's new house in this place.
MILTON HIGHLAND plotted, planned and almost built a neat little barn one day this week.
J. LEITER started for Greencastle to attend the M.E. Conference yesterday. Will be gone until Monday.
MARRIED. -At the Central House, on the 9th inst., by Esquire HERMAN, WILLIAM H. MURPHY, of Pulaski County, to Miss CAROLINE SMITH, of Kewanna.
J. Q. HOWELL and family started for Grant County yesterday to attend the Baptist Association, and will be gone several days. Though Baptists, they were sprinkled before getting very farm from Kewanna.
We had not thought of needing spectacles yet, but kinder think we do. Yesterday we met Mrs. NANCY HOUSE, and in conversation asked her if she was attending school, thinking her to be her sister BESSY.

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ... consisting of JOHN W. BLACK, THOMAS W. BARNETT and GEORGE CARTER, and C. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, and S. R. MOON, Sheriff, met ... on Monday...
The Board further ordered that JOHN BLANCHARD be exempt from the payment of poll tax in consequence of his physical disability and inability to perform labor upon the road, The Board also ordered that SOPHIA FITZGERALD, a county charge, be allowed one bottle of morphia every nine days instead of every eight days, as heretofore, and that as per contract with Dr. M. DANZIGER he shall furnish her with the same at 70 cents per bottle...

Rochester, Ind., Sept. 6, 1875. The undersigned Trustees, Stewards and other official members of the M.E. CHURCH at Rochester, Ind., take pleasure in endorsing the gentlemanly Christian life and character of Rev. R. D. UTTER, who has labored with us as pastor during the past year, and would most earnestlv request the M.E. Conference to continue him with us.
C. J. STRADLEY, Recording Secretary and Class Leader.

C. P. HINMAN is putting up a very neat brick building on south Madison Street for a residence.
Mr. DAN DANIELS was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Henr,v Township by the Board of County Commissioners. A good appointment.
FRANK P. BITTERS and his brother CAL. left this place last Monday to attend the normal school at Valparaiso. Both are industrious, wide awake, aspiring students.
Mr. WILLIAMSON, the white barber at the north end of town, is not only an expert with a razor, but can draw a bow superior to any violinist that ever resided in Fulton County.
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Henry Township, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. D. J. EDWARDS and Miss CLARISSA WHITTENBERGER.
Last Saturday the I. P. & C. Railroad Company added two new elegant coaches to their stock of passenger cars. All modern improvements are attached to them except the Westinghouse air brake.
Mr. JOHN BITTERS, the expert waxer of Peru, is expected to locate in Fulton County and continue in his vocation of harness making. Mr. Bitters has the reputation of being second to none as a workman in his line.
Prof. CHARLES T. MONTGOMERY, in the absence of Prof. LEONARD, delivered a very able lecture last evening at the M.E. church on Astronomy, which was listened to by a large and appreciative audience.
The Rochester and Walnut BASE BALL clubs will play a match game this afternoon at this place for a stake of $25 per side... all who wish to witness a strongly contested game should be upon the base ball grounds, south of the school building, this afternoon.
Who owns all the small porkers and starved cows in Rochester? The young swine congregate at the rear end of hotels at early morn and dive in the swill tub for sweet cakes, while thin heifers go nosing around with a salt barrel on their horns. Farmers visiting Rochester will please put more hide-bound hay in their wagons.
T. J. McCLARY and LEROY ARMSTRONG two promising young men, who have spent some time in reading law under the tuition of some of our best attorneys, depart on Tuesday next for Bloomington, Ind., to continue their law studies. They leave with the best wishes of this community...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 18, 1875

of Genius over a Difficult Undertaking.
A Perfect Water Meter invented
And put in Successful Operation by Two Rochester Geniis.
... For many years there has been an increasing demand for a WATER METER, by which the vast quantities of water consumed in the cities of the world may be measured or meted out to consumers with as much precisioa as the number of feet of gas used by them. ... the unpretentious town of Rochester has produced two geniis that will make it famous for the production of an instrument for the measurement of the waters of the world with minute accuracy...
After years of waiting we are most happy to say that through the mechanical skill and inventive genius of Dr. S. S. TERRY and Mr. C. A. BENNETT, two prominent and well known citizens of this place, they have invented a meter which will fill the long felt want... It is of simple construction, circular in form, and but ten inches in diameter. It is the result of a year's thought and hard labor This novel invention has the advantage of being cheap as well as useful. The inventors have applied for a patent, and will soon exhibit it in all the principal cities as one of the wonders of the age.

KEWANNA ITEMS, September 15, 1875
The population of Union Township is increasing at the tune of three, and JOHN SEARS, WM. ZUCK and Mr. MACONNEHAY are made glad.
Some time ago we gave an account of a monster snake seen by V. P. CALVIN in Wayne Township. It is supposed that WM. MONTGOMERY killed the same snake. Some weeks ago he heard his dog barking, and on going where he was, discovered a monster reptile, which he would not undertake to kill without his gun. The dog watched it until he got his gun, and after shooting it he found it to measure just 12 feet. The color of the snake was dark, the head striped, but the kind we have not learned. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) TRENTMAN & TRENTMAN vs RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of October, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE McCLOUD vs WILLIAM KREIGHBAUM and wife... I will expose at public sale... Saturday. the 9th day of October, 1875... Lots number thirty-seven (37) and thirty-eight (38), also the west half (1/2) of lot number fifty-nine (59), situate in the town of Akron, Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) MARY A. HANNAH vs J. A. HOWLAND and MARY A. HOWLAND I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of October, 1875 (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) AUGUST DEICHMAN vs JESSE SMITH and ELIAS SMITH... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of October, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON. Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) R. & J. CUMMINGS & CO. vs FRANK RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of October, 1875 ... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'y for Plt'ff.


The I. P. & C. passenger coaches appear to be well filled with passengers every day.
"ORCHARD CITY BAND" is the name given the new musical organization of this place. There is not much in a name, and the music of the new band will be just as sweet as though the orchard was full of bloom.
A Sabbath school picnic will be held at FIVE CORNERS, 2-1/2 miles west of Lincoln, on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1875. Usually the largest gathering of Sabbath schools that meet anywhere in this country assemble at the point named at their annual celebration, and the coming one will not probably fall short of any that have preceded it.
The young and talented musician, Mr. JOHN G. PEARSON, has returned from Remington, and intends to remain here during the winter. Mr. Pearson has made a marked improvement on the violin.
Hon. S. S. TERRY, of Akron, has purchased the residence of H. B. JAMISON, on the corner of South and Pontiac Streets, and will take possession of it with his family soon. We welcome the Doctor and his family as a valuable acquisition to Rochester society.
MARRIED. -On Thursday evening, September 16th, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Rochester, by Rev, N. L. LORD, Mr. B. F. BRANDON, of Kokomo, Ind., and Miss JENNIE DAVIS.
This congenial union was predicted by Madame Rumor some months ago, and its consumation has called forth numerous praiseworthy comments from the many friends of the happy pair. Mr. Brandon is engaged in the mercantile trade at Kokomo. He is a young man of sterling qualities and is spoken of in the highest terms by a host of friends, both in this place and his native town. His worthv bride is so well known as an accomplished lady in this community that further comment on her merits as a lady of superior attainments is unnecessary.
DIED. -In Rochester, on Thursday, September 9th, Mrs. SARAH JONES, wife o f Mr. DANIEL W. JONES, aged 69 years.
The deceased was well and favorably known in this place as a Christian lady and affectionate mother and loving companion. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of friends and neighbors in their affliction.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending September 18, 1875: Rufus ALSPACH, Wm. BERGERT, Lew BRAGARGROWN, Eliza BOWMAN, M. L. BONNER, S. M. BISHOP, J. J. BLASSER, W. F. BAKER, Wm. CASHNER, Andrew J. COOLIE, Emma B. HOOVER, Malinda MITCHEL, Mary McDANIEL, Lewis OLDS, J. S. SHAFER, Sam'l SHADLE, Mrs. Maggie SHAFER, Aaron TOMILSON, Henry TOWER, Wm. YOOR. - - - - Mrs.E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
Mrs. A. P. TOPPAL, Cloak and Dressmaker, late of Pittsburg, is now occupying rooms in Holtzman's building, two doors below Fromm's grocery, north Main Street ...

ATTENTION FARMERSI Having made arrangements to retain control of the EMPIRE MILLS, we are prepared to meet the demands of our old patrons ... CHAPIN & VAWTER... Sep. 10, 1875.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 25, 1875

One of the leading New York dailies, the SUN, reaches this place within 30 hours after it leaves the press in New York City. The fast mail line affects Rochester as well as Chicago.
The appointment made by the Commissioners for a Justice of the Peace in Henry Township is declined...

(Notice of Administration) ... MILO R. SMTTH appointed Administrator of the estate of JACOB WELLER, late of Fulton County, deceased. Sept. 11, '75.

If vou want to hear IKE BROWN laugh, go down to -- well, stand right where you are.
AL. J. KITT, of the Remington RECORD, has been attending the Fair at this place this week.
Mr. C. W. KENWORTHY, the obliging telegraph operator at this place, is giving general satisfaction.
For pure wines and liquors for medical purposes, FRED. BOSENBURG's is as well stocked as any drug store in town.
BEN ELLIOTT has returned from his trip to the Black Hills looking none the worse for the wear and tear of the journey.
For fast travelers, easy riding carriages and reasonable prices, TOM CLARK is ahead of any liveryman we know of in Northern Indiana.
Dr. F. M. BURKETT dropped in upon his numerous friends of this place on Thursday and made them glad by his presence. The Doctor is now located at Plymouth, and is doing a big trade in the dental business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SMITH will celebrate their fifth or wooden wedding anniversary on Monday evening next...
The carpenter work on the new dwelling of W. H. DENISTON has just been completed by JOHN STALLARD and FRANK REED, and it is the freely expressed opinion of mechanics that the work has been done in a masterly, mechanical manner. The boys have spared no pains to make it a first-class job, and by their work have won a good reputation as carpenters and builders.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending September 25, 1875: Wm. O. JOHNSON, Conrad MEHLING, Wm. M. MILLER, Francis W. ROSS, Dr. J. S. WRIGHT. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

KEWANNA ITEMS, September 23, 1875
ROBERT EVANS, who purchased T. W. SLICK's farm, will move to it this week.
V. P. CALVIN informs us that the monster snake killed by WM. MONTGOMERY some days ago does not suit or answer the description of the one seen at various times by himself.
At the called session of the Commissioners' Court the contract was let to ALEXANDER COOPER for the building of two BRIDGES between Wayne and Union Townships. The one on the Logansport road directly south of town will be 110 feet long, built at a cost of $435; the other, one mile west, will be 35 feet long, at a cost of $135. - - - -ELI LEITER.

[very large ad - dry goods, dress goods, clothing, hats SHARPE & PIERCE.]

(Sheriff's Sale) FREEMAN GILMAN vs WM. ASHTON, DAVID W. LYON, assignee of WM. ASHTON, a bankrupt, ALFRED H. ROBBINS, HUDSON WATT and FRANCIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 16th dav of October, 1875... (portion of) lot number twenty-five (25) in the new plat to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... ELIZABETH WRIGHT vs MARY A. WOLPERT comes the plaintiffs, by ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys... that said defendant, NOAH WOLPERT, is not a resident of the State of Indiana this 7th day of August, A.D., 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 2, 1875

It is so seldom that we get beyond the corporate limits of Rochester, that we gladly accepted an invitation from Mr. ED. CALKINS to take an overland trip with him in a carriage through a portion of the counties of Miami, Wabash and Huntington The first point reached was GILEAD, in Miami County. In that town may be found a balm for the woes of others, but it certainly contains no virtue for its own improvement. It is about the same place with but little change in appearance, that we knew twenty years ago. Its people are whole-souled and generous to a fault, prosperous and enjoying life, surrounded with antediIuvian ideas, that what was good enough for their fathers is good enough for them. We passed through the town at 12 m., and from reports recqived since, had been gone but a short time when the residence of Dr. ERNSPERGER was discovered to be on fire. The best efforts of the citizens failed to save it from the destroying element. A portion of the household goods was all that was saved. It was one of the best dwellings in the place.
Leaving Gilead, we arrived at ROANN in due time, where we were well supplied with many of the good things of this life, served by mine host of the ---- House. Roann is situated on the banks of Eel River and is a thriving little town on the Detroit, Eel River & Illinois Railroad, in Wabash County. It has been known by name for a number of years, but never made but little advancement until the building of the railroad named. Now it boasts of a fine hotel, a number of fine brick business blocks, full of business, and others in course of construction. We met our old friend, Mr. AL. SHOEMAKER, at that place, engaged in a good mercantile trade...........
Sick list,-- Mrs. O. B. HOLMAN and ORTON DUDGEON.
There is talk of a GOOD TEMPLARS' LODGE to be organized at Center soon.
Miss MAGGIE ONETH is engaged in teaching the Center school...
BERT WOOLEY, of Rochester, is an accomplished artist. A specimen of his work can be seen at any time by calling at one of the bakeries -- the knife and a small crumb of crust is still there.
N. G. HUNTER is teaching a class in penmanship at Bourbon...

During the whole summer not a wheel has been turned in the POTTAWATTOMIE MILLS, and consequently not a pound of flour or feed turned out. The mill is out of repair, the race dry and the dam broken. Thousands of dollars of capital invested in that property have been lying idle for many months. We are informed that the cause of its remaining in that condition has been removed. When the dam gave way last spring, certain owners of land adjoining the lake that had been submerged procured an order from the Court restraining the proprietor from rebuilding it. That difficulty has now been compromised, and negotiations are now pending between the owners of the mill and JACOB VANTRUMP for the rebuilding of the dam and repair of the race and mill. If they can agree upon terms, Mr. Vantrump will put the entire premises in good order and run the mill to its utmost capacity in a very short time. We hope to see it accomplished, for with a mill capable of turning out one hundred barrels of flour per day will add to the business interest of the town and to the whole farming community that has grain to sell.

LIST OF PREMIUMS awarded by the FULTON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY at its Fair held Sept. 22, 23, 24 & 25, 1875.
(Fulton County Trot: 3:30) A. T. JACKSON, CHARLIE SMITH.
(Pacing) GEO. EWALT.
(Sweepstakes Trot, open to all) J. B. SHULTZ, A. T. JACKSON, N. G. SMITH. (Riding) ED. C. BEARSS, U. E. JOHNSON.
(Milch Cows) J. S. TAYLOR.
(Sweepstakes) ALVIN ROBBINS.
(Fat Cattle) JOSEPH WILliOIT.
(Poland China, Chesterwhite and large breeds) I. PONTIUS., SAMUEL ALSPAUGH, J. B. ELLIOTT, GEORGE MOORE.
(Domestic Manufactures) Mrs. C. B. DAVIDSON, Mrs. E. JAMES, MARY LOY,
(Farm and Domestic Implements) JOHN HAHN, W. H, CURTIS, JAS. MARTIN,
(Wagons, Buggies, &c) S. REFFLEY, J. B. ELLIOTT, JOHN KEWNEY. (Manufactures of Leather) E. R. BOYER, V. ZIMMERMAN.

(Guardian's Sale) ... OLIVE A. LACKEY and WILLARD J. LACKEY, minor heirs of PHEBE LACKEY, deceased, will sell at private sale on or after the 20th day of October, 1875 (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM G. LACKEY, Guardian. Sept. 25, '75.

The largest crowd that was ever on the Fair Ground was congregated there last Saturday.
The wooden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SMITH on last Monday evening was largely attended and enjoyed by all.
JOHN DUNLAP, of Akron, by his energy, enterprise and fair dealing, is fast gaining a reputation in this county that is enviable.
The third trial of VANDERKARR will take place next week, commencing on Monday. One hundred jurors have been summoned to appear.
The enterprising Boot and Shoe man, V. ZIMMERMAN, has broken the ground for a large two-story business room just north of FRED. FROMM'S.
Mrs. McILHANEY and her daughter, CLARA, have been visiting friends and relatives in this place. A very pleasant time was experienced in their circle during their stay. They left for their home in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, last Wednesday.
DIED. -At the residence of her son-in-law, DANIEL DERR, in Union Township, Mrs. POLLY MASTER, aged 69 years, 9 months and 14 days.
The deceased was born in Berks County, Penn,, and was baptized and united with the Presbyterian Church in 1825. She was the mother of nine children, six of whom are yet living. -SPY.
The new brick residence built this summer by J. DAWSON on Pearl Street is now about ready for occupancy. Mr. Dawson and family may well congratulate themselves in having one of the finest residences in the place. It is entirely modern in its architecture and finish, and the taste displayed by the owner in outside adornments of fence and yard are worthy of imitation by others.
Rev. J. A. CLEARWATER, the new M.E. minister for this place, has arrived with his family. Rev. R. D. UTTER, who served this charge so faithfully and well for the past year, has been appointed Presiding elder for this district, and will make Rochester his headquarters for a few months yet...

KEWAMA ITEMS, September 29, 1875
Mrs. CLELAND is on the sick list.
Rev. W. W. JONES, M.E. pastor, preached his first sermon at this place last Sunday. Will preach at the Bailey school house next Sunday, at 10-1/2 o'clock, and at the Leiters Ford appointment to-night.
Last Monday... was a good day for moving. MYERS, MINTON, GRAHAM and GINGRY all moved on that day. - - - - ELI LEITER.
Notice is hereby given that the notes and accounts of BIBBLER & CO., and BIBBLER & BABCOCK, are now in the hands of HERMAN & SMITH for collection...

A partial dissolution of the firm of BARKDOLL, KENNEDY & CO. has taken place...

Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats and Caps, and Boots & Shoes ... DUNLAP BROTHERS, Akron, Ind.

(Notice to Non-Resident)... MARY BLOOM vs CHARLES BLOOM... comes the plaintiff, by CALKINS & SLICK, attorneys... that said defendant, CHARLES BLOOM, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this lst day of October, 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 9, 1875

HARRISON DUDGEON drives a $180 buggy.
DAVID BISHOP, who went to Arkansas some time ago, is expected home soon.
Miss MARY NEWCOMB and her brother EMERY will soon become fine musicians.
Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH ZINK spent last Saturday and Sunday visiting friends at Plymouth.
The Bidwell school commenced last Monday, with MAGGIE MILLER, of Rochester, teacher.
Uncle CHAS. W. HOLMAN spent last week in Warsaw attending the Fair and reports a good time.
CHAS. K. PLANK will please accept thanks for an invitation to attend the hop which was given by the UTOPIAN CLUB at their hall on last Friday night.
Last Monday morning the work of impaneling a jury for the third trial of JOHN D. VANDERKARR for homicide was commenced and continued until 3 p.m. Wednesday, when the following twelve men were sworn to try the case:

KEWANNA ITEMS, October 5, 1875
First steps taken for SIDEWALKS in south part of town.
Dedication of the new Baptist church at MOUNT VERNON (Marshtown) last Sunday.
NOAH BRUMBACH is now engaged in the grape vine trade...

The Kewanna POST has been made semi-monthly.
There is to be a new BRIDGE built across Mud Creek, near TOWNSEND'S, this fall.
Mr. GEORGE DAWSON and GEORGE ROUCH, suburban residents, have been dangerously ill for several days past.
From a half acre of ground Mr. COOK is digging three hundred bushels of potatoes.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH DICKERHOOF vs JACOB KREIG, MARY KREIG, FREDERICK WAGONER and MARY WAGONER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 30th day of October, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) MICHAEL MATZ vs PETER MATZ, Administrator of the estate of PKILIP MATZ, deceased... I will expose at public sale...on Saturday, the 30th day of October, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) THEODORE HITTLE vs GEORGE R. BFARSS, MARY J. BEARSS, SYLVESTER NEWTON and the wife of SYLVESTER NEWTON... I will expose at public sale... on Saturday, the 30th day of October, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

Mrs. PIERCE, of Kokomo, has been spending a few days in this place as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. SHARPE.
Eight shoemakers are driving their awls and doing a LASTING business for the boss boot and shoe man, V. ZIMMERMAN.
JAMES M. BEEBER is the worthy representative of one of the most solid and wealthiest insurance companies in the world - - the Continental.
Mr. JOHN RITTENOUR, with the firm of SHARPE & PIERCE, is not only a fine looking gentleman with his chin imperial, but represents a fine store and sells goods finer than any other fine man in town.
Dr. J. A. SUTTON, of Akron, has formed a copartnership with Dr. A. H. ROBBINS and will move to Rochester in a few days ....
The EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS of this place resumed operations last week under very favorable prospects ...

(In Memoriam, Tiosa Grange, No. 1,022, P. of H., October 5, 1875... our brother, JAMES P. SMITH.... E. T. REED, G. B. STOCKBERGER, AUGUSTINE HISEY, Com.)

DIED. -JAMES P. SMITH was born January 24th, 1837, and died of consumption October 1st, 1875, aged 38 years, 8 months and 7 days. He was a son of ELI and ELVY SMITH, who, with his parents came to this county from Shelby County, Ind., in the fall of 1857. He resided with his parents on the Homestead farm near Green Oak for some twelve years, most of which time he had the care and cultivation of the same. His sickness was comparatively short, considering the nature of his disease. Since last spring he has been unable to do manual labor, and confined to his room and bed some nine or ten weeks. He joined the Masonic fraternity December 26, 1871, and remained a true and faithful member of the order until his death. He was a peaceable and quiet citizen, a good and accommodating neighbor, a true and faithful brother, a devoted husband and a kind and affectionate father. As a Mason he never swerved from the principles and tenets of the institution...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending October 9, 1875: H. BAER, Dan'l S. DEPUE, Frank EWING, Mary HARPARREL, J. H. LARRINET, Christina LARR, Mary MILBURN, I. F. PEAK, Geo. W. PATTON, James E. THOMPSON, Mrs. Elizabeth UNDERHILL, J. N. WHITERS. ---- Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 16, 1875

WILLIAM SHOEMAKER is prostrated by an attack of pneumonia.
The residence of WM. BITTERS is almost completed. It has a beautiful appearance and in every way does credit to the builder.
WILLIAM KREIGHBAUM and ALEXANDER McKEE are at liberty to rejoice on account of an addition to their family circle. "Sich is life."
Mr. R. WHITTENBURGER is now drawing the brick with which to build a farm-house which will compare favorably with any in the country.
Dr. SUTTON contemplates going to Rochester to practice his profession. The doctor and his lady will long be remembered by the good people of Akron. It is expected that Dr. ERNSPERGER, of Gilead, will move to Akron and fill the vacancy caused by the removal of Mr. Sutton.
Dr. S. S. TERRY is preparing to move to Rochester.
E. STRONG's little boy, who was knocked down and injured by the horse of ESTILL JOHNSTON, is now able to come to town, and appears to have perfect use of his limbs ...

VANDERKARR DOOMED. He is Registered for Twenty Years at Michigan City An Appeal to the Supreme Court.
The third and last trial of JOHN D. VANDERKARR, for the killing of JOHN J. WALLACE on the 20th of February last, was brought to a close on Sunday morning about 9 o'clock. The jury had retired for deliberation a few minutes before midnight, with little hope on the part of the general public for a speedy conclusion of their labors. The announcement that a verdict had been returned was made by the tolling of the Court House bell at about 8 o'clock in the morning, and in a few minutes thereafter the streets and courtyard presented a lively throng of anxious and inquiring faces.
When Judge KEITH arrived and the doors of the court room were thrown open, it was immediately filled with silent spectators. After the Sheriff called the roll of jurymen, the foreman handed to his Honor the paper containing the doom of the defendant. The Court having adjusted his glasses amid the most profound silence, read:
"We, the jury, find the defendant guilty of manslaughter as charged in the indictment, and assess his punishment at twenty years imprisonment in the penitentiary."
The jury was immediately interrogated by the attorneys for the defendant, and each expressed himself satisfied with the verdict as it had been read. A motion for a new trial was at once entered and time asked to procure affidavits showing the prior expression of opinions by some of the jurors. Time being granted by the Court until 9 o'clock on Monday morning, the work of getting affidavits was commenced by the defense and continued up till that time, when (as some would have it) eight or nine corrupt documents were presented and read in the hearing of an astonished audience, creating a manifest surprise. The State then asked time to procure counter affidavits until Thursday morning, when the court adjourned until that time.
The court again convened at the appointed hour and listened to the reading of some sixteen affidavits produced by the State. The principal part of such affidavits were directed to the impeachment of some of those dare devils who had sworn for the defendant, the remainder to sustain the impeached jurors. At 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, after listening to the argument of counsel, the Court proceeded to review the facts and circumstances upon which the motion was founded, concluding by refusing the prisoner a new hearing, pronouncing judgment on the verdict. and sentencing the defendant to the penitentiary in accordance with the finding of the jury.
Considerable hot and unnecessary comment has been belched out concerning parties directly interested in the case, and many harsh words have been uttered in moments of passion that reflects but little credit on any one, and now, when the Supreme Court has passed on these questions, John D. Vanderkarr will be tried again, or Fulton County will know him no more forever.

A BOLD STROKE FOR FREEDOM. The sentence of VANDERKARR to twenty years imprisonment in the State's prison was an event entirely unlooked for by the prisoner, and when it became forcibly impressed upon his mind that twenty years of his life must be spent in solitary confinement, he immediately began making preparation for his escape from the county jail, where he has been confined since February last. The JAIL of this county is not very pretentious in appearance, yet it is quite formidable and requires considerable skill and hard labor to effect an escape. The walls of the jail are brick, and instead of plastering on the inside, they are covered with a double coating of two-inch oak plank, in which heavy nails have been driven so close together that the point of a knife can scarcely be stuck between them. An excavation of three feet was made in the ground and filled in with large round stone, on which was placed square timber lOxl2 inches, and these covered by ordinary flooring. Substantial cells are constructed in the center of the large room with corridors running entirely around them. In one of these cells Vanderkarr was kept each night and allowed the privilege of the corridors during the day.
By some means unknown he had come in possession of a hammer, an iron rod, such as are used by butchers to pin meat to a block, a butcher's steel, and a long file. During the day he occupied his time in drawing a staple to his cell door, so that when locked in at night he could remove it again without difficulty.
On Wednesday night he came out of his cell to the corridor, and after prying up the floor, proceeded to burn off one of the heavy timbers beneath, which he accomplished successfully by heating in the stove the iron rod in his possession. It then only remained for him to remove the stone and dig out under the foundation. He was making good progress on the way to liberty when he was discovered by Sheriff MOON, who has kept an eagle eye on him ever since the verdict of the jury was known. A watch has been kept on the outside of the jail every night, and while thus watching the sound of tools was heard within. An investigation of the interior found the prisoner snugly ensconced in bed in the cell, but the aperture in the floor and his near exit to the outer world was plainly visible. In another hour or two he would have been at liberty. An extra guard was then placed around him for the night and succeeding night.
Yesterday noon, manacled and well guarded, the prison doors opened and he stepped forth and to the depot, to take the train for his Michigan City home. At the depot a large crowd of people had assembled to witness his departure. Just previous to the arrival of the train a double seated carriage arrived upon the scene containing three women, one the prisoner's wife, the others inmates of her habitation. The farewell was an affecting one, the wife weeping bitterly and showing a strong attachment for her husband. He (the prisoner) is a man of iron will and nerve, and although deeply agitated and cast down, betrayed but little emotion. The train bore him off and the crowd dispersed, and this is the closing scene of the great tragedy.

SAM BEEBER is painting SAM McCLURE's house.
DAN LONG is working on a farm near Warsaw.
Miss CARRIE ZINK is waiting on the sick at Mr. DUDGEON'S.
SOL CAVENDER is organizing a singing class at Whipporwill.
There are 42 member in the Odd Fellows' Lodge at Center.
DAVY MOW is dangerously sick. Dr. BRACKETT is treating him.
There is talk of a dance at the BOWERS HALL some time in this month.
JOHN C. MILLER, of Rochester, is attending the Normal School at Rensselaer.
JIM McCOY and his mother have just returned from a three weeks' visit in Ohio.
Mrs. WM. NEWCOMB and, Mrs. SAMUEL McCLURE are the best bread bakers in Richland.
WM. BUNNELL, the postmaster at Walnut, is one of the most accommodating men in the village.
JOHN TIPTON and AGNES WARREN, who were married some time ago, started for their new home in Iowa last week.
It is the general supposition of the people out this way that JOHN HILL, of Rochester, is taking music lessons in Germany.
CHARLEY REDINGER's steam thresher got away with 592 bushels of wheat and 66 bushels of oats for JOSEPH ZINK last Saturday.

KEWANNA ITEMS, October 1Z, 1875
MARRIED. -On Thursday, the 7th inst., by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr.
CUNNINGHAM to Miss NETTIE MURRAY of this place. [NOTE: See Jean C. and
Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Cn,, Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: FAYETTE B. CUNNINGHAM m. SIDNEY A. MURRAY, Oct 7, 1875)
ANDREW JACKSON and family moved to Francisville, where they, in company with L. C. MILLS, will take charge of the hotel of that place on the 20th of this month.
DIED. -on the evening of the 7th inst., S. J. HILL, an old and respected citizen of Fulton County. Many friends and relatives are called to mourn for one whom they loved and esteemed. - - - - ELI LEITER.

DOC COLLINS sets a good example with his new sidewalk.
ZIMMERMAN's new building is rapidly approaching completion.

(Sale of Forfeited Land Mortgaged for Loan of School Funds) ... will expose to sale at public auction... First Monday of November, 1875... (real estate, described)... Mortgaged bv LEVI M. DOWNEY and LOUISA DOWNEY to the State of Indiana January 15, 1875... CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor of Fulton County.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 23, 1875

ALLOWANCES TO TRUSTEES for... March lst to Oct. 18, 1875:
A. W. ELLIOTT, Wayne Tp. $99.00; ADOLPH HUNNESHAGEN, Union Tp. $68; WM. D. MOORE, Aubbeenaubbee Tp. $72.50; JAMES B. ELLIOTT, Rochester Tp. $194.30; JACOB WHITTENBERGER, Henry Tp. From Oct 19, 1874 to Oct 18, 1875 $100.00; C. HAIMBAUGH, Newcastle Tp. $59.50.
The above are the Allowances made by the Board of Commissioners at their October Session, 1875. CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor Fulton Co.

KEWANNA ITEMS, October 19, 1875
Logan Street against the world. Another blacksmith at the house of SAMUEL ZELLERS. They are determined to raise a doctor.
WM. SINGER and wife, after about three years of hard toil and destitution in the Western wilds, returned to their father's house, where there is enough and to spare. Experience is a dear, but sometimes good school.
Mrs. TUCKER and daughter paid us a pleasant visit the past few days. Mrs. TUCKER and Mrs. RITCHEY, of Bourbon, are surviving daughters of HARDY CAIN, who laid out the town of PLEASANT GROVE (now Kewanna) many years ago. The dwelling in which they lived and were married is decayed and gone many years ago, and not one building that is in town now was built before that time or for some years after. ... - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Notice of Survey) ... Tuesday, the @ day of November, 1875... ELISHA JAMES.

(Notice of Administration) ... JACOB CAMERER appointed Executor of the estate of JAMES P. SMITH, late of Fulton County, deceased. Oct. 18, 175.

Miss ANNIE KEITH has returned from a summer's visit to Vermont.
A. L. SHAFER has been elected to teach the next term of the Akron school.
Over half of the horses in this place have got it good and strong -- the epizootic.
C. A. MITCHELL has removed his stock of dry goods from the north end of town to the first door north of the National Bank.
Mr. JOHN P. MYERS has purchased a lot in close proximity to the residence of the writer, and has begun the erection of a large and commodious dwelling thereon which he hopes to occupy in a short time. We welcome him back as a pleasant and valuable neighbor.
The abutments for the new BRIDGE across the Tippecanoe are already completed, and the contractors are progressing with the job much faster than was expected. Parties who are obliged to ford the river at present report the entrance from either bank in a bad condition.
Owners of horses, mules, cattle and hogs have but a short time to subsist them at the expense of farmers coming from the country with produce. The law forbidding them to run at large within the corporate limits takes effect on the Ist of November. The Marshal is now preparing a pound in which to put all such animals found running on the STREETS on and after that date. Pen up your stock or the Marshal will do it for you.
A party of hunters of this place, consisting of WM. H. CARTER, AL. DAVIS, J. H. HOOVER, D. P. CARR, A. J. EDWARDS, GEO. SURGUY and KUHN SAGERS made a visit to the Kankakee fishing and hunting grounds last week...
W. H. MATTINGLY, former editor of the Spy, gave his many friends of this place a pleasant surprise by dropping in upon them on Wednesday entirely unannounced. His present home is at Buffalo, N. Y., where he has been since leaving this place two years ago. His stay will be of short duration. His health is very much improved...
FRANK DILLON, of Akron, was severly injured by falling off a scaffold yesterday.
Last Thursday evening the Mary Breyer Comedy Company opened a series of entertainments in this place with "East Lynne." The COURT HOUSE was well filled with an appreciative audience... Quite a good audience attended last night to witness "Lady Audley's Secret," ...
Mr. LON. TROUTMAN, a brother to Hon. P, S. TROUTMAN, of Kewanna, married Miss EMMA MAHON in Chicago cn Wednesday last. After their marriage they started for Winona, Minn., arriving there on Thursday afternoon. While Mr. Troutman was unpacking a small valise at the hotel in Winona he took out a pistol, and handed it to his wife, when in some unaccountable manner it was discharged, and the bullet lodged in Troutman's brain, the shot taking effect in the temple. Physicians reported that he could not live but a few hours. The poor bride is nearly crazed over the affair, and has since tried to kill herself with the same pistol.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending October 23, 1875: A. A. ANTRIM, Robt. ANDERSON, LeRoy COCHRON, Richard JOHNSON, Renry W. JOHNSON, Miss Lucinda LISEY, Henry PITTERLING, Jno. RILEY, Miss Minnie SPOTTS, Lewis SMITH, J. W. VanCLEVE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 30, 1875

The party at SAMUEL McCLURE's last week was a grand affair.
I spent one hour very pleasantly with CECIL DAVIS while in Rochester last Saturday.
CHAS. D. CHAPMAN and family, of Argos, will make their home with his father this winter, who resides in Richland.
MARRIED. -At the residence of RUNYAN ARMSTRONG, by Rev. BAITY, on last Sunday, Oct. 24th, 1875, JAMES S. MOW to CELICIA ALLEN, both of Fulton County....

Dr. JOHNSTON is building an office on Main Street, near his residence.
JUD. INGRIM is wielding the needle and awl for F. M. DANIELS at present. Jud. is a skillful workman.
Can any person tell A. J. ANDERSON where he can find a location? JACK wants to practice medicine.
WILLIAM KREIGHBAUM is giving his shop a thorough renovating and fresh paint, which improves its appearance very much.
JACOB KING has purchased and moved into the property formerly occupied by GEORGE BURNS. Uncle Jacob is full of fun and good humor.
DILLON & STRONG have succeeded in getting the tan-house moved notwithstanding Dillon's mishap, he being able to look on and see the work progressing.
FRED M. DANIELS stops at the ROCHESTER HOUSE because some of our ladies and professional men recommend it; but, nevertheless, Fred is selling harness very low for cash.
WIN. KUHN has purchased the stock scales and lot on which they stand, has put the scales in good working order, and is building a new fence around them, so that those who wish weighing done can be accommodated.

KEWANNA ITEMS, October 26, 1875.
Yesterday the post office made its semi-annual move. It can now be found in the office of Dr. A. R. THOMPSON, on Logan Street.
C. MILLS and ANDREW JACKSON are now occupying:and conducting the Scott House in Francesville, where it is said a good, square meal can be had.
Mrs. LANGLEY, wife of Rev. H. C. LANGLEY, who moved to Colorado some months ago, has been dangerously sick with the mountain fever, but at last account was thought to be improving.
The teachers employed in this township, as far as we know, are JOSEPH SLICK, S. J. BARGER, HARVEY GRAHAM, Miss OLIE BAINTER and Miss ALLIE WEARY.
L. H. SHATTO, attorney-at-law, intends moving to Knox soon...
On Friday last the people of this place and vicinity made one of the nicest gravel walks to the M.E. church that is in the county. Mr. J. F. WILSON donated the gravel, and the people hauled it to the amount of about ninety loads. - - - - ELI LEITER.

DIED. -In Winona, Minn., on October 19th, 1875, ALONZO TROUTMAN, aged 29 years, 6 months and 1 day.
The deceased came to his death by the accidental discharge of a revolver, in the hands of his wife, at the above named place and date. The deceased was reared in this vicinity by his brother, Hon. P. S. TROUTMAN, he being left an orphan in early youth. As he grew to manhood he was one of lovely form and beautiful features, prepossessing in manners and appearances, and taking to the occupation of an artist, which usually indicates a personage of refined feelings and taste. Like many young men, Mr. Troutman took a great delight in traveling about from place to place, and continued to do so until the time of his death. After learning the art of photographing he traveled over much of Texas and the Indian Territory, taking steroscopic views -- had even taken a number in this township, such as "The old bridge crossing Mill Creek," "Christian Chapel," and the residence of P. S. TROUTMAN, which will be more highly prized than ever, knowing it to be the work of one who will never delight in such pleasures again. After roaming about until he was ready to settle down in life, and having found one to love and in whom he could confide - - which was Miss EMMA MAHON, of Chicago - - they were married on Wednesday, the 13th inst. A few days later they traveled to their new home in Winona, Minn., where he fell a victim of death at the hand of his own loved wife. On the morning of the 18th, the day previous to his death, when leaving his happy bride to go to his work, he kissed her and bid her bood-bye, and then went out and returned again and kissed her and bid her good-bye, and repeated it the third time, which was only natural for lovers to do in their early state of wedded life. At noon, when he returned, he went to his room and was in the act of getting a collar out of his valise when his wife picked up his revolver, which was lying by, and not being acquainted with it, in some manner it was discharged, the ball taking effect in his temple and lodging in his brain. He fell, and she not knowing what had been done, called to him, thinking he was trying to frighten her, but getting no answer, ran to him and tried to pick him up, when she saw the blood upon his face and knew what had been done, uttered a shriek which brought to the scene the inmates of the house.
From that time until last heard from the sad and heartbroken wife has been under the care of physicians and friends. It is hoped that she may recover, but the shock may be too great for her physical and mental powers. As soon as the news reached this place, Mr. TROUTMAN started for the mournful spot, returning with the corpse late Saturday night, which was in a good state of preservation and looked very natural.
On Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m., the funeral was held at the M. E. church, conducted by Elder J. P. BARNETT of Winamac. A large concourse of relatives and friends then and there took the last lingering look upon one who so short a time before had fair prospects for a long life and happiness here, but now was in the cold embrace of death. .... - - - - ELI LEITER.

Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY has been quite sick for some time.
J. A. HUGHSTON visited his wife and friends at this place last week and returned on Thursday to his prospective home at Unadilla, New York.
The business relation which Mr. V. H. DANIELS has sustained to this office for some time past as collector, solicitor and localist has been severed.
WM. LOUGH, who was taken to the Asylum for the insane a few months ago, in a very bad mental condition, was returned yesterday sound in mind and body.
Mr. ELI LEITER is doing a good work for us at Kewanna by taking subscriptions ...
It may be a little old to some of our readers, but it is new to CON. WELCH, although two weeks old to-morrow. The little girl is doing finely. I. WALKER is growing old apace since he is a grandfather.
He set up the cigars the best in the shop to every one who came in; his face was wreathed in smiles, and all his conversation ended with, "It's a girl, and not a cigar-maker."
Born on Wednesday. Happy, happy EMRICK.
MARRIED. -Miss TILLIE KITT, one of Rochester's fair daughters, was married at Remington on Wednesday of last week to Mr. ---- DOWNEY, of Rensselaer, Ind. ...

(Resolutions of Respect to the Memory of HUGH VANMETER, Chaplain of Manitau Grange, No. 745... Whereas it has pleased our heavenly Father to remove from our midst our much esteemed, Chaplain, HUGH VANMETER, on October 9th, 1875 ... R. CARR, S. C. DAVIDSON, Com.)

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending October 30, 1975, A. A. ANTRIM, Mrs. Mary M. CLAY, M. E. FISHER, Jno. J. HOOVER, Mrs. C. M. HOAGLAND, Wm. HERKINS, P. LEWIS, Miss Lydie McGUIRE, Hicks MISSER, Mrs. S. L. SMITH, C. N. TUCKER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 6, 1875

The Miami County SENTINEL comes to us this week containing the valedictory of JAMISON & CONNOR, former editors of that paper. They have disposed of their half interest to Mr. ---- MILLER, a gentleman residing at Argos, in Marshall County...

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 3, 1875
The people in the south part of town have commenced putting down their sidewalks, which will be a benefit as well as help the appearance of that part of town.
Mr. LINDLEY MOORE was in town this morning for the first time since his sickness in Rochester. He has gained much in weight and appearance, but is quite weak yet.
Drs. HOWELL and WRIGHT don't believe in groping their way in the darkness, consequently have sent for headlights for their buggies. We are not informed if these lights be to protect their person or purse. - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 6, 1875: Miss Lib BYRD, John FOREMAN, Sarah M. HATTRY, Thos. KING, Elizabeth KING, John LISEY, John NEWTON, Andrew J. STARRY, Geo. SPOOTS, Sam'l SHADLE, Jim WALLIS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Administrator's Sale) The undersigned, administrator of the estate of STEPHEN J. HILL, deceased, will offer for sale at the late residence of the deceased, four miles southeast of Kewanna, on Thursday, November 25, 1875 (personal property) ... J. B. SPARKS, Administrator.

THE STAR STORE ... Dry Goods, Carpeting, Shoes... Highest prices paid for Produce at all times. D. S. GOULD.
Gould's Store at Akron, Ind .... Dry Goods and Notions, Staple and Fancy Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Hardware... They pay the Highest Price for Produce of all kinds, as they can send it to Rochester to be sold at their Star Store...

(Administrator's Sale) The undersigned, administrator of the estate of GEORGE W. DAWSON, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, at the late residence of the decedent, two miles north-west of Fulton, on Thursday, November 25, 1875 (livestock, grain and implements) ... WILLIAM T. BUTLER, Administrator.

Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY is still quite sick.
J. S. SLICK has moved his residence from the south part of town to the central portion of it.
There is a manufacturing establishment in town that heretofore has attracted but little public attention, but may be claimed as one of the enterprising institutions of the place. We refer to the CIGAR MANUFACTORY of L. S. EMRICK. We do not remember the exact time, but it must have been about seven years ago when the proprietor located in Rochester and began manufacturing cigars on a small scale, gradually increasing his business, until now his establishment gives employment to seven hands that weekly roll up from 10,000 to 15,000 cigars, which find a ready sale in this place and neighboring towns and cities. The "Eagle" and "Beauty," popular brands manufactured by him, are sought after by all who enjoy the rich fragrance of a fine cigar. The average wages of the workmen is perhaps less than $9 per week each, while the gross receipts for cigars made and sold cannot fall far short of $400 per week, making an annual exchange of capital of $20,000. The business of the establishment is steadily increasing and may eventually be one of the first institutions of the place. Mr. Emrick takes great pride in his business, and is deserving of the wide-spread reputation his work enjoys wherever his cigars have been introduced.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 13, 1875

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... NEWTON ENO vs PHILIP ARTWINE. Now comes the plaintiff, by KEITH & SMITH, attorneys ... that said defendant, PHILIP ARTWINE, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 10th day of November, 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Administration) ... ENOCH DECKER, CHRISTIAN MASTER appointed Executors of the estate of POLLY MASTER, late of Fulton County, deceased. Nov. 6, '75.

ED CALKINS returned from his visit to California on Monday last. He had been gone five weeks and reports having had a pleasant time.
HEILBRUN & WILE do an extensive business in hides. During the past month they have bought over 400, which, at an average price of $3 each, is quite a source of revenue to the farmers.
Dr. F. M. BURKETT's smiling countenance was seen in town last Sunday. His frequent and brief Sunday visits are exciting considerable curiosity among the Misses as to which one he intends to steal away.
A. V. HOUSE, since opening out as an insurance agent, has had quite a brisk business ... His office is in Shields' building, up-stairs ...
DIED. -A very sudden death occurred in Rochester on Thursday. A son of JOHN CRAGO, aged about 8 vears, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon was in the enjoyment of usual good health and at play with his little associates. At 7 o'clock of that evening his spirit had fled. Congestion of the brain did its work rapidly.
-On Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 1875, in Henry Township, MARGARET ANN NICODEMUS, daughter of ABRAHAM and MARY ANN NICODEMUS, aged 2 years and 16 days.
The following is a list of the Petit Jurors drawn for the November term of the Circuit Court, commencing Monday, the 22nd: J. D. CALLAHAN, JAMES MAXEY, HENRY F. POLLY, A. W. DEWEESE, THOMAS NEWHOUSE, DAVID M. MILLER, PHILIP ARTER, JOHN KING, W. H. BAUGHER, O. P. DILLON, JACOB LACKEY and J. W. McCLANAN.
MARRIED. -On Saturday, Nov. 6th, 1875, by the Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the residence of E. KRATZER, in Rochester, JOHN WAGONER to AMANDA McMAHAN, both of Fulton County.
-On Monday, Nov. 8th, 1875, by the same, at the residence of the bride's father, in Rochester, JACOB KEICHLER to AMELIA ANGERMAN.
SEBASTIAN GOSS, of Liberty Township, lost a good steer some time ago. He never found the animal, but he succeeded in finding the hide at the grocer's who deals in stocks of that kind. The grocer bought it from a Rochester butcher, and now Mr. Goss is wanting to know where the butcher got it. That will be as difficult to solve as where the miller gets his feed to keep so many fat hogs.
Mr. JOSEPH REED, a gentleman living a short distance southeast of town, on the Peru Road, met with quite a serious accident on Tuesday, the particulars of which we have been unable to learn, except that he received a kick from one of his horses on his breast, which fractured two of his ribs and otherwise injured him internally so that his prospect for a speedy recovery is not very flattering. Dr. SPOHN is rendering the sufferer all the relief possible.
V. ZIMMERMAN will dedicate his new BUILDING by giving a grand social ball in it on Friday evening, Nov. 26th. The Six Brother Band of Plymouth will furnish the music for the occasion and a very pleasant time is expected. The building is 22xlOO feet and will furnish abundance of room for all who love to "trip the light, fantastic toe."
GEORGE McCLOUD, an aged gentleman, living at Akron, met with a serious accident near that place on Thursday evening. He was driving a colt attached to a carriage, when, meeting a drove of cattle in the road, the animal turned short about, and becoming unmanageable, ran with great speed, upsetting the carriage and throwing the old gentleman out upon his head. His injuries are quite severe, but he will probably recover.
J. B. ELLIOTT of this place, and JES. JESSEN of Logansport, have leased the POTTOWATTOMIE FLOURING MILL, and now have a force at work repairing the mills, building a new dam and patching up the race banks... Mr. Elliott is well known in this county as a thorough business man. Mr. Jessen has long been the chief miller in the UHL'S MILLS at Logansport,.and enjoys the reputation of being master of his profession....

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 11, 1875
L. H. SHATTO has emigrated to the capital of Starke County. We wish him success in his new field of labor.
DANIEL BIDDINGER and LU. BRICKLE are the first to build in LEITERSVILLE. We attribute this to advertising.
For the benefit of JOSIE McCARTER, the corporation proposes to make a crossing to the M.E. church via Dr. CLELAND'S, where she usually calls or gives the signal-ah-em, for her mate
More Improvement;. -DANIEL MARTENEY has built a very nice and comfortable dwelling, but not before he needed it; J. C. PHILLIPS, a neat little barn; MIKEL SENOTT, a dwelling, and JAMES SINGER, a dwelling.
On Tuesday last Mr. FETTER, of Logansport, came out and took a photograph of the monument of the wife of H. PHILLIPS, also the residence of Father WALLACE. The latter was taken to get a view of the birthplace of LIZZIE WALLACE, now Mrs. - - - -
[NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: LIZZIE WALLACE m. DEO. A. HANKS, Dec. 11, 1872] - - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 13, 1875: Cilicia ALLEN, Chas. BINGLES, Matilda BAKER, FLEMING & MAXWELL, James FELPS, Miss Allie MORRIS, Mrs. Nancy MOORE, Mrs. A. M. MOORE, Henry SHADLE, Daniel SEE, J. W. SCHOOLCRAFT, James SCHOOLCRAFT, Mrs. Mariah TOWNS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 20, 1875

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 16, 1875.
LU. MILLS visited our place on Sunday last.
The HOWELL boys are teaching in Pulaski County, instead of Miami County, as stated in the SPY. F. P. is teaching west of Star City, and HENRY is teaching in Paris or Rosedale.
T. W. FIELDS has been employed as Principal of the Kewanna Graded School for the winter term, and EMMA BARNETT as assistant ...
The afflicted with chronic disease in this vicinity are as follows: Mr. WM. COOK, who is in quite feeble health; T. W. BARNETT is feeling better than for some weeks past; A. E. MOHLER is now very low and not expected to recover.
The people north of Main Street are not satisfied without gravel walks. That is right, the more improvements the better. Soon Kewanna will be the neatest and best improved town in the State. Improvements that can be made without burdening the people, ought always to be made.
DIED. -Mrs. KIMBLE, an aged lady living north of town, died on Monday, the 15th inst. The old lady was aged about 67 years and has been in feeble health for months past.
-On November 16, 1875, MARTHA, wife of J. F. WILSON, aged 24 years, 5 months and -- days. [NOTE.- See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Twp: MARTHA E. WILSON, wife of J. F. WILSON, died Nov. 16, 1875, age 24yr-5mo-8da)
The deceased was a daughter of Mr. HORN, of Cass County, and was married to her surviving and bereaved husband in 1871. Previous to her marriage she was a member of the Presbyterian church, but joined the M.E. church of this place by letter, and lived and died a consistent member. She was the mother of one child -- little CHARLEY, who, after grown to manhood, can only remember the kind embrace of a loving mother as taught him by his friends. Mrs. Wilson was taken from the scenes of the world by that flattering and deceiving disease -- consumption, that calls away the aged and spares not the young. For many months she has required the watchful care of a kind husband, and like the sands in an hour glass, gradually grew weaker and weaker until the last grain had fallen and she was no more. The funeral services will be held to-day (18th) at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. WM. READER, when the bereaved husband with many weeping friends will take the last lingering look upon the pale and placid features of one who so short a time ago had hopes of long life and happiness, which was soon blasted. Little Charlie and the weeping and sorrowing husband has the sympathy of the entire ccommunity... - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Guardian's Sale) On and after January 1, 1876, the undersigned, Guardian of MARY KESLER and SARAH E. KESLER, minor heirs of JACOB KESLER, deceased, will sell at private sale... (real estate -- two tracts, plus lot number eight (8) on the south side of Main Street in the town of Bloomingsburg).. JOHN HAIMBAUGH, Guardian.

(Sheriff's Sale) JACOB WEIRICK vs HENRY B. JAMISON and JOHN H. BEEBER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of December, 1875... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Att'ys for pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ALVIN L. ROBBINS, Adm'r vs MOSHEIM S. WEILS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of December, 1875... Lots number five hundred and one (501), five hundred and two (502), five hundred and three (503), five hundred and four (504) and five hundred and five (505) in A. J. HOLMES' addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Atty's for Pl'ff.

JOHN WHITTENBERGER, of Peru, is said to have been adjudged a bankrupt.
JOHN H. BEEBER is a juryman in the United States District Court at Indianapolis.
Pin-back dresses are going out of style rapidly upon the near approach of the skating season.
Mrs. O. C. SMITH has suffered very much for the past few weeks with a severe attack of rheumatism.
There is an attraction about Rochester that H. B. JAMISON cannot resist, and it is thought that he will return to this place and make it his permanent home. Early associations and old time friends cannot be abandoned by him.
News reached us early this week that the KEWANNA POST had given up the ghost -- died in its infancy, and consequently without any great sins to answer for. Prof. FIELDS, the founder of that enterprise, did not get that post set deep enough or else it was of bass wood material and rotted off at the root, for it toppled and fell. Before its funeral took place, TOMMY DAVIS and NORVAL WHITE, two young graduates of the SPY office, repaired to Kewanna for the purpose of setting it on its end again and breathing new life into it. They succeeded in purchasing the office and a new paper will soon be issued under their management. They are both good and industrious boys and ought to succeed.
An alarm of fire was heard upon the streets on Thursday afternoon at about 3 o'clock and men were seen hurrying to and fro to learn where the trouble was located. It was soon ascertained to be in the extreme south part of town, and hundreds of men hastened their steps in that direction to find, upon arriving at the scene, that Mr. WM. MACKEY's large frame residence was in flames and beyond hope of saving it from destruction A large supply of apples, potatoes, &c., stored away in the cellar for winter use, were lost. From the fact that the fire originated up-stairs and was first discovered near the flue, it is supposed that a defect in the flue caused the difficulty. The loss is probably not far from $1,200, and there being no insurance, there is no redeeming clause.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending November 20, 1875: Mrs. Mary BARTLE, Mrs. Sanford BAKER, C. D. JONES, P. S. RATHBURN, Mrs. Leah REAM, Riley RICHARDSON, Lavina STANBORN, C. O. TOWNSEND, Geo. W. WHITESIDE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

HORSE-SHOEING. I am now prepared to shoe horses in the best style and manner for $1.50 cash per single horse. SAM. HEFFLEY.

(Sheriff's Sale) CRANE BROTHERS MANUFACTURING CO vs F. M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of December, 1875 ... one ten (10) by fourteen (14) stationary engine and twelve (12) foot tubular boiler, also steam pump complete... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

Places of business where liquor is sold are looked upon with a great deal of disfavor by many persons, but there are those who will drink, and in that case they should imbibe the very best quality. E. FLINN keeps the best liquors that can be found in any market, which he is selling at wholesale and retail. He also keeps a full assortment of bar goods, the choicest Tobaccos, Oysters, Tripe, Pigs' Feet and everything in that line of trade. For a good lunch and something to wash it down with there is no place in town that excels FLINN'S.

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 23, 1875.
DIED. -A. E. MOHLER, living about four miles northeast of town, died at his residence on Saturday night, the 20th inst. He leaves a wife and three small children.
J. W. BRANTHOFFER, while attending the Grand Lodge of the I.O.O.F., at Indianapolis last week, was relieved of his pocketbook and forty dollars ...
EDWARD TONER, while shipping stock last week, came near being wrecked. A door of a car came open and left one of his best cows fall out, which threw the car and the caboose off the track. Toner jumped from the car and was not hurt, but two passengers were severely bruised. -- - - ELI LEITER.

CHAS. W. HOLMAN has abandoned his home in the country and taken up his residence in Rochester.
Mr. SAMUEL MILLER returned from California last week. He had spent about eight months in that State, but prefers to live in Hoosierdom rather than on the Pacific coast.
SHARPE & PIERCE of this place have a large dry goods establishment at Kokomo which came near being destroyed by fire on Thursday...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 4, 1875

CHICAGO & ATLANTIC RAILWAY CO. ... A few years ago the building of the Chicago & Atlantic Railroad was agitated through this portion of the country quite extensively, and the people were elated over the prospects of having an East and West road; but with the suspension of large manufactories, hard times and panics, further proceedings looking toward the building of the road were dropped. From what we can gather a new interest is being awakened for the construction of this same road...

The first number of the KEWANNA POST, under the management of DAVIS & WHITE, has reached our table...

KEWANNA ITEMS, November 30, 1875.
Mrs. McCARTER and Mrs. MAGGIE PIERMAN, of Kosciusko County, paid us a very pleasant visit last week. Mrs. McCarter was a resident of this place about seventeen years ago, but for the past five years has lived in Florida... Mrs. PIERMAN is the wife of Dr. PIERMAN of Palestine, who attended the young lady in her sickness and death that was so brutally murdered by BECKELHEIMER, who was sentenced to the penitentiary for life a few weeks ago. -- - - ELI LEITER.

Mrs. HANSON makes sale of her household goods this week.
DIED. -We learn that the infant son of WILLIAM FREAR died on last Sunday.
THOMAS POWELL is trapping and is "taking in" the rats in numbers.
JOHN DELP got his face badly poisoned in handling some kind of poison vine.
We learn that Mr. CRUMB intends moving to this place, carrying on the business of renovating feathers.
Still the increase of population goes on. Mr. W. WHIPP was presented with a fine girl baby last week.
The landlord of the FULTON HOUSE is prepared to remove your corns in the most scientific manner, he having taken quite a supply of that remedy in exchange for board.

(Sheriff's Sale) CHARLES H. COOK vs SAMUEL BARKDOLL, EMI KENNEDY and DAVID COOPER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 25th day of December, 1875... Lot number four hundred and twenty-two (422) in Lyon & Kendrick's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

The undersigned keeps on hand, or will cut to order at his mill, three and a half miles east of Rochester, and three and one-fourth mile south of the Akron Road, all kind of Lumber, Building Material, Fencing and Posts, which will be sold at the Lowest Prices. I will take in exchange for Lumber Milch Cows or Young Cattle. A. C. COOK.

Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT goes to Wayne Township to-morrow to dedicate a new Presbyterian church recently built in that township.
SIMON WHEELER is one of the well-to-do farmers of Wayne Township, a staunch Democrat, and a man that never allows himself to be indebted to any person for favors. Our thanks are due him for a pair of Leghorn chickens, a rare breed of fowl.
DIED. -HARRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, aged about five years, died on last Saturday night and was buried on Monday of this week. Harry was a bright and interesting child, and his death is a sore affliction cast upon the household of which he was the light and joy.
RICHARD COPLEN, an old pioneer of this county, has been living in Missouri for a few years past. He returned in his old days to visit his friends and relatives in this county on Thursday night. In getting off the train at this place he fell and sustained such bodily injury that his recovery is somewhat doubtful.
MARRIED. -On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1875, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his residence, Mr. PHILIP LONG and Miss ESTHER BEEHLER, both of Richland Township.
-On Thursday, Dec. 2, 1875, by the same, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Henry Township, Mr. ABRAM H. CLEVENGER, of Ohio, and Miss LUERA BEST.
-On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1875, in Newcastle Township, by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK, Mr. ---- TIPTON and Miss ETTIE ASHTON, of this place. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: HOLMES L. TIPTON m. NANCY A. ASHTON, Dec. 1, 1875]

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester Post office for the week ending December 4, 1875: Mrs. Lisey ANDERSON, Mrs. Nancy Jane BRUNE, Mrs. Jenny A. BELL, Dan'l CALL, Oldridge DUCKER, Peter EDINGER, H. EAGLETON, Lizzie A. HILL, Wm. SWANTON, Miss J. N. WHITESIDE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

The new firm of FIESER & HILL are down to solid business, and are manufacturing fine carriages, buggies and wagons and are doing all kind of blacksmithing in good style and on short notice. Horseshoeing is made a specialty and done satisfactorily.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 11, 1875

Among the last things the Board of County Commissioners did before adjournment yesterday was to order the Auditor to advertise for bids for the building of a brick building on the POOR FARM and for a Superintendent to take charge of the farm on the 1st of March. By this it is understood that the accommodations for the care of paupers on the Farm are to be enlarged and that every person within the county asking aid from the public will be required to make their home on the Farm. It is one of the best acts of the Commissioners for a long time, for there can be no question but that the cost of keeping the poor of county has been entirely too great and that it may be very much reduced in the manner proposed. A good farm of nearly two hundred acres, such as is owned by the county, ought to produce, if properly managed, enough to support all the poor in the county. The number to be cared for will materially diminish when the system shall be adopted of providing for them at the Poor Farm. Many who are now receiving help will make greater exertions to take care of themselves after the new plan is put into practical effect, rather than become inmates of the Poor House. We would not have it inferred from this that it is any disgrace to go there, especially to those who are not responsible for their misfortunes in in life. It is one of the wise and generous provisions of our Government that the poor shall be taken care of, and whoever is worthy of that protection should accept it as a privilege, and not as a charity.
KEWANNA ITEMS, December 9, 1875

Dr. HOWELL says he is the cause of S. W. JULIAN being grandpa. An example of cause and effect.
More improvements in town. JACOB ODOFFER has built a cooper shop and F. J. HEIMBURGER a blacksmith shop.
MARRIED. -By Rev. JESSE SPARKS, at his residence, on Sunday, Dec. 5, 1875, JAMES MOORE to Miss MARY A. MARTIN, both of Wayne Township and of the house of LINDLEY MOORE.
JUD. BENNETT started east with a drove of geese, but on his way found a buyer, sold out and went home rejoicing...
DIED. -Mrs. HOWARD, mother-in-law of WM. SINGER, died at his residence, near Star City, on Sunday last. The funeral took place at the M.E. church of this place on Monday, conducted by Elder WINFIELD. Mrs. Howard was quite an aged lady, and has been quite feeble for years past. - - - - ELI LEITER.

CIRCUIT COURT. For three weeks the court has been grinding and semi-occasionally turning out a grist which, of course, one of the parties to the suits were disatisfied with. There has been no cases tried exciting general interest. The case of HEISER vs SUMNERS was perhaps the one commanding the most attention, at least to the people of Wayne Township. The facts brought out in the trial of the cause are about as follows: Heiser had a drove of hogs, among others a sow, running in a woods pasture of four hundred acres in the fall of 1873. Said sow strayed from the drove. Inquiry was made of the neighbors about the hog, and Sumners says that he informed Heiser that there was an estray hog on his place, but that Heiser did not come to claim his property until the fall of 1874, nearly a year after at which time the sow had developed into eight large fat hogs. Then arose a trial for the right of possession of said hogs. The case had two or three hearings in Wayne Township before a Justice of the Peace and was finally taken on change of venue to Union Township where it was tried several times with varying results. In fact so notorious had the case become in those two townships that further proceedings were checked because the entire townships had been exhausted and no more men could be found who were competent jurymen. By agreement of the parties the case was given to the Circuit Court. The case was tried by a jury with CALKINS, SLICK and KEITH for the defendant and SHRYOCK, JAMISON and CONNOR for the plaintiff. A large number of witnesses were in attendance, and every proposition contested strongly. It was a small matter at first, but as trial after trial was had, and costs upon costs were piled up, it became a matter of considerable interest as to who should win. The case was given to the jury on Wednesday morning and at 5 o'clock in the evening they returned a verdict in favor of the defendant. The entire costs amounts to something over $1,000 which gives the porkers a higher value than any of our dealers would care to pay.
Another case that has been carried along from court to court between CLARK and WIKELS, in which the sum of eleven dollars was in controversy, has cost the parties over $400. Verily lawyers build fine houses on the heads of fools.

CHURCH DEDICATION. On last Sabbath WEST UNION CHURCH (Presbyterian) in Wayne Township was dedicated to the worship of God by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, who has furnished us with quite a lengthy HISTORY of that church organization, but are unable to give but a brief synopsis of it.
At the time of the organization of Fulton County, in 1836, the total taxable property of what now constitutes Wayne Township was only assessed at $283, on which not more than $3.83 taxes was paid. At that time there was not more than five or six persons residents of the township. Emigration from Ohio and other eastern States came westward and settled in that townshp, among whom were a few families of Presbyterians; but it was not until the year 1848 that a church organization was effected, which took the name of the West Union Church and was the second Presbyterian church organized in the county, the one at Rochester being a few years earlier. Through these long years the little band composing the church has struggled on, meeting with many adverse circumstances and enjoying many seasons of religious pleasures. The Sabbath school has been a great auxiliary to the church and has been maintained from year to year without any intermission, which is probably more than can be said of hundreds of other rural churches. The first church edifice built at that place was torn down and replaced by a much better one, which burned down some time ago. The past year has been devoted to building a very neat and comfortable church which was dedicated at the time mentioned. The people of that township are deserving of much praise for their zeal and earnestness in maintaining in their midst a pillar of such great strength in correcting the morals of that community and their showing and appreciation of Christianity and civilization.

COMMISSIONERS' COURT. The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, all members being present. The principal work of the Board was the examination of the new iron BRIDGE across the Tippecanoe River on the Michigan Road and its acceptance.
SILAS J. MILLER tendered his resignation as County Surveyor, and it was accepted.
WM. REES was appointed by the Board a Justice of the Peace for Rochester Township ....

(Sheriff's Sale) A. C. COPELAND vs DOWNEY & JONES... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 1st day of January, 1876... Lot number three hundred and fifty-nine (359) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... Taken as the property of CLINTON D. JONES at the suit of A. C. COPELAND vs DOWNEY & JONES. SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.
BARKDOLL & KENNEDY's planing mill has shut down for a rest and repairs.
A large number of hogs were brought to town and sold on Tuesday.
ZIMMERMAN will move his boot and shoe establishment into his new building about the 1st of January.
Esquire HERMAN will remove his law and Justice's office to the CORNELIUS BUILDING in the north end of town next week.
R. N. RANNELLS, proprietor of the CENTRAL HOTEL, has been dangerously ill for several weeks. His early recovery is hoped for.
BEN ELLIOTT says that he will give employment for a short time to 400 men and as many women if they will apply to him at the POTTOWATTOMIE MILL before a heavy rainfall.
Mr. MATTINGLY is assiduously devoting his spare moments to the reading of law under the instruction of M. L. ESSICK, and as soon as he becomes a proficient disciple of Blackstone he will quit the printing business and stick out his shingle for his new profession.
Fulton Lodge, No. 79, F. & A. M., elected officers on Wednesday evening for the ensuing year ... I. WALKER, M. M. REX, JOSEPH LAUER, F. K. KENDRICK, J. M. BEEBER...
JAS. A. HUGHSTON is here on a visit from Unadilla, N. Y., and will spend the holidays among his friends and acquaintances, after which, in company with his wife, who has been spending the summer here, they will return to New York and make it their permanent home.
REISCH, the man that recovered $50 as damages by reason of being accused by EDDINGER of stealing wheat, ought to be made to refund the money if reports received from Aubbeenaubbee Township, where the gentleman resides, are true. REISCH and Dr. CRONY got into an altercation, in which we believe there was a woman in the case, when the former struck the latter a severe blow upon the head with a blacksmith's hammer. A warrant is out for the arrest of REISCH and he will have an opportunity of again vindicating his character.
MARRIED. -In Rochester, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1875, at the residence of Dr. H. B. BOSWELL, by Rev. ANDREW MACKIE, of Peru, Mr. J. B. LONG, of Columbia City, Ind., and Miss SADIE BIRCH, of this place.
Mr. Long is well and favorably known among the young people of Rochester, having been a former resident of this place. Miss Birch is quite a favorite among her numerous friends and acquaintances, who regret to lose her from their circle. After their marriage and a good, square meal, they took the first train for a bridal tour to some of the principal cities, after which they will locate at Columbia City, where we hope they may enter upon a wedded life of joy and happiness and with nothing to mar their bright future prospects. If troubles do arise, let them be little ones.
Early last spring a Dr. JOHN MICKEY came to Rochester and stuck out his shingle as a disciple of the healing art, professing to have wonderful power over all old, stubborn chronic diseases. He spent the entire summer here, making his headquarters, with his wife, at the Central House. He evidently met with poor success in procuring patients, and after exhausting his patience in waiting for a paying practice, struck out a few weeks ago to find a better and more paying field of labor. He left his wife at this place until he could find a location. Several weeks have now passed and not a word has been heard from him. The small pittance left with his wife for her maintenance during his absence has been exhausted, and she is here among strangers and destitute. Whether it is a case of desertion or whether some accident has befallen him, is not known. He is an old gentleman, probably 65 years of age, gray hair and beard and quite corpulent. He has heretofore been stricken with paralysis, and his wife has fears that he has been stricken down among strangers. Any information concerning him will be gratefully received by his disconsolate wife.

BURN'S CHAPEL is a house in Henry Township where the good people of that section, and some that are not so good, assemble to offer up their adorations to Deity and praise His holy name. It has been the scene of many revivals and many seasons of rejoicing among the brethren and sisters. It was about a year ago that the spirits ran so high at that church, and some of the brethren got so full of the "Oh! be joyful!" that they danced fancy jig dances, Virginia breakdowns, &c., on the top of a red-hot stove. Others gave vent to their happy feelings by climbing under and over the benches, hugging everybody and everything, from the good looking sister to the most homely brethren. It was a season when each one felt good and "love one another" was their motto. Things went on in that happy way until the revival was over and the fever of excitement began to abate, when some of the younger brethren fell by the wayside, victims to their old habits. Last week some of them were arraigned before the church for immoral conduct. The deacons, elders and criminals all appeared, and another revival took place, but not such a one as on the former occasion. It was a revival of all the feelings of hate, animosities and bad blood that had been growing between them for some time, which terminated in a BLOODY FIGHT on the sacred grounds of the church edifice, resulting in cracked heads, bloody noses and scarred faces. ELMORE SHELT filed his affidavit before Esquire HERMAN against one of the VICKERY boys for an assault and battery, to which he plead guilty and was fined one dollar and costs. A number of others are under arrest for riot. Their trial will take place next Tuesday before Esquire Herman. And thus it is that brethren dwell together in unity. Another protracted meeting should be called and these belligerents reconverted and taught the Scriptural injunction: that if thy enemy smite thee on the one cheek, turn to him the other also, and not go to chawing his ears and gouging his eyes out, for the Lord will surely punish them for it, and so will his Honor, Esquire

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending December 11, 1875: Jane ALLEY, Jno. BILLS, Jno. CHRISTMAN, Miss Mary A. CLAY, Alvin CUFFEL, J. H. FOLEY, Henry GRABE, Elmer IRVIN, J. N. MINER, OLES & ADAMSON, Henry OBAMIRE, Rube VANTRUMP., John WINN, Miss Coreen WAGNER, R. WHEELER, Eliza Ellen WINGERT. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Notice of Administration) ... JOHN METZGER appointed kdministrator of the estate of ALEXANDER E. MOHLER, late of Fulton County, deceased.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 18, 1875

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 14, 1875
The report that S. W. JULIAN was grandpa is true, for he was in town to-day looking for a piece of furniture they call a crib.
The man REISCH, that lost fifty dollars worth of character and last week brutally assaulted Dr. CRONEY, lives in Germany, Richland Township, and not in Aubbeenaubbee, as stated in last week's issue. We were raised in Aubbeenaubbee and know that she has sins enough to bear without bearing the sins of other townships. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) AMOS S. EVANS vs FRANK, RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 8th day of January, 1876. (real estate, described) SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ENOCH STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(To Whom it May Concern) Notice is hereby given that whereas my wife, SARAH M. HOFFMAN, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, I hereby caution all persons not to trust her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date. ADAM J. HOFFMAN. December 18, 1875.

R. N. RANNELLS, ALBERT CHINN and Dr. HECTOR's youngest son are dangerously ill.
Dancing is all the rage just now. The young folks of Akron have caught the infection and will hop on next Friday evening.
JAMES A. SMITH, a former resident of this place, is now engaged as local editor on the daily Central Nebraska PRESS, at Kearney City, Neb.
SHRYOCK & CONNOR have formed a copartnership for the practice of law with office on Washington Street, west of the firemen's building.
J. W. ESSICK, brother of M. L. ESSICK of this place, has been installed as permanent pastor of the Presbyterian church of Elkhart. Tastes do differ among brothers -- one a preacher, the other an attorney. The one looking above for riches, the other hunting the fattest clients below.
Since Logansport has adopted the chain gang system the number of tramps in that city is growing beautifullyless. We don't want them here, and we suggest that our town try a similar plan, and, if possible, rid our streets of the presence of loafers and dead beats who have no visible means of support.
Dr. J. W. BRACKETT successfully removed a tumor of extraordinary growth from the body of a five year old child belonging to Mr. GINTHER, in Aubbeenaubbee Township. The tumor grew upon the child's back and under its arm and was nearly as large as the child's head and very painful. The patient is doing well under the doctor's treatment.
The riot at Burn's Chapel, in Henry Township, to have been tried before Esquire HERMAN on Tuesday was dismissed. Another of the VICKERY boys engaged in the skirmish was fined 25 cents and costs. And thus the Christian meeting held for the purpose of rectifying some of the mistakes of its erring brethren, but which ended in a free fight and riot, has been disposed of but not forgotten by the sinful world, who look to the church and its members for examples in morality and good fellowship.
The hog buying firm of J. LEITER & CO., have within the past thirty days bought and shipped forty car loads of hogs and paid the farmers of Fulton County for the same $40,000 ...
The assault and battery case between Dr. CRONEY and RIESCH has not yet been tried. The affidavits filed show that RIESCH also made an assault upon the doctor's wife, and RIESCH, in turn, charges both the doctor and his wife with making an assault upon him. The doctor's head is vet pretty sore from the blow received from a hammer in the hands of REISCH, and he has lodged a complaint against him for an assault and battery with intent to kill and murder. The Croneys filed their complaints before Esquire HERMAN and RIESCH his before Esquire STRADLEY. Changes of venue have been filed in all the cases, and the same Justices will try the cases after being transposed.
Rochester Chapter, No. 90, R. A. M., elected the following officers for the ensuing year: H. B. BOSWELL, I. WALKER, LUMAN SMITH, F. B. ERNSPERGER, E. R. HERMAN, J. W. SMITH, JNO. P. NELLANS, A. BAKER, C. H. BEERY, C. H. SMITH, JNO. C. CATES, ALLIE W. HOLEMAN.
CLARKE & WEAVER, proprietors of the STAVE AND HEADING FACTORY at this place, have removed a portion of their machinery to Michigantown, in Clinton County. The scarcity of timber or rather the extravagantly high price asked for it by our dealers has driven them to seek a new field of labor. It is quite probable that the entire machinery of the factory will be removed from Rochester next season....
A few months ago mention was made in these columns of a valuable invention gotten up by Dr. TERRY and C. A. BENNETT, two enterprising citizens of this place. The invention is a WATER METER or gauge to be used for the measurement of all the water used in large towns or cities where water works have been adopted... Mr. Bennett has been at Chicago for the past few weeks presenting his invention to the authorities, and from them received sufficient encouragement to warrant him in engaging in the manufacture of them on a large scale. If successful, and there seems to be no doubt of it, it is a boon of great price to the inventors and of no small importance to Rochester, where the idea originated and the invention worked out.

Know ye that on Friday evening, Dec. 24th, 1875, the gallant band of Rochester firemen will give a social hop at V. ZIMMERMAN's old stand, opposite the Wallace House ... Tickets $1.00.
By order of the committee. JOHN W. DAVIS, JOSEPH W. BEEBER, JOSEPH WEIDNER.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 25, 1875

At this time one Mrs. THOMAS CARTER and her blind daughter are supported at the Poor Farm while the husband and stepfather, who resides in Richland Township, is the owner of a good farm containing 120 acres of land and a large quantity of personal property, and is supposed to be worth, at a low estimate, $5,000

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 21, 1875
A. E. HUDKINS and JOHN URBIN are worse on chickens and turkeys than any fox or Methodist preacher.
JOHN W. SMITH, of Rochester, visited our town for the first time last Sunday. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) FREEMAN GILMAN vs WM. ASHTON, DAVID W. LYONS, assignee of WM. ASHTON, a bankrupt, ALFRED H. ROBBINS, HUDSON WATT and FRANCIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 15th day of January,
1876 ... (real estate in Rochester, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of
Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL HEFFLEY vs FRANCIS RICHTER . . .I will expose at
public sale... Saturday, the 15th day of January, 1876 (real estate in Rochester, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM REES vs ANDREW J. DAVIDSON and MELISSA DAVIDSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 15th day of January, 1876 ... Twenty feet off of the north side of lot number fifty-three (53) old plat of the town of Rochester, ... the said tract being twenty (20) feet wide and running from Main Street on the east to the alley on the west end of said lot. SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

The Woman's Monthly TEMPERANCE MEETING will be held at the Presbyterian church to-morrow night.
JOHN MILLER has returned from Canada and KURG RANNELLS, A. M. SHIELDS and T. J. McCLARY from their schools to spend the holidays with their friends.
DIED. -Miss LAURA J. TRUE died at the residence of JOHN MURPHY on Sunday last. The deceased was 19 years of age. The funeral took place on Monday.
The Supreme Court has settled the question of a new trial for VANDERKARR by sustaining the verdict found in the court below. He is now assured that his term of twenty years will have to be served out at Michigan City.
ROCHESTER is without a public hall of any kind, which leaves the town very poorly provided for to receive lecturers and other entertainments requiring a good hall. Prompt action should be taken to provice a hall for public purposes.
Rochester Lodge, No. 436, F. & A. M., elected the following offices at a stated meeting held Tuesday evening : H. B. BOSWELL, E. R. HERMAN, J. A. SUTTON, A. C. SHEPHERD, D. W. LYON...
Mr. E. E. CHANDLER, the new silversmith, has issued the first number of the Rochester WATCHMAKER, a neat little four page paper, designed as an advertising medium and containing some valuable information about the manufacture and care of a watch, together with other items of interest. The mechanical work on the paper was done at the SENTINEL office and is a fair specimen of the skill of the SENTINEL employees.
The UTOPIAN DANCING CLUB will give another hop on Wednesday evening of next week. The report some time ago that the club had disbanded was not correct ...
The ROCHESTER LECTURE ASSOCIATION was organized at so late a day that considerable difficulty is being experienced in securing the services of competent lecturers ...
Considerable excitement was created on Wednesday night, or rather at an early hour on Thursday morning, by the announcement that Miss ALLIE RYLAND, daughter of the postmistress, had secretly stolen away from home and gone south on the midnight train and supposed to have been accompanied with JOHNNY CONGDON, a noted gambler, who has been visiting this place for some time to engage in his nefarious games. It was during the times of his frequent visits here that he formed the acquaintance of the young lady mentioned and a flame of love appeared to spring up between them at first sight. Allie is but sixteen years old and enjoys an unimpeachable record as a chaste and intelligent girl, but her attachment for Congdon was not approved by her mother, who is her sole guardian and protector. She positively forbid her associating with or countenancing him in any manner, but contrary to orders and good advice, she clandestinely corresponded with him and planned secret consultations. For her disobedience she was, no doubt, severely rebuked by her mother, and feeling that she was badly treated in her love affairs, resolved to abandon her home and seek another, where she could enjoy her full liberty. There are two other girls of about her age, who, for good reasons, shall be nameless, felt that they were also too much restrained at home, and the plan was for all three of them to desert their homes at once. Preparations were made for their departure, but when the time arrived for them to skip out none but Allie had the courage to start. She went alone and unattended, she knew not whither, until she arrived at Logansport. She had scarcely reached that place when her mother, by the use of the telegraph, learned of her whereabouts and went in pursuit. She had been absent from her mother but about twelve hours when they again embraced each other, the girl truly penitent for her conduct and the mother perhaps as sorry for the radical measures adopted to break up the love affair between her daughter and Congdon. It is a little episode in the girl's life that can do her no harm if she pursues a proper course of deportment in the future. Youth and inexperience leads many young people astray, and they often think they are badly treated at home when they are receiving the best advice from anxious parents. The report that she had eloped with this man Congdon is without the least shadow of truth. Mr. Congdon has been in Philadelphia for a week past and she had no idea of his whereabouts or intention of meeting him. It was but the wild freak of three giddy girls to break away from the watchful care of their natural protectors, only one of which had the courage to carry out the programme. All is peaceful and quiet now.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending December 25, 1875: Jacob AUGSTER, J. M. BRINEY, Adam J. GRUBER, J. W. GARN, Levi GAMBY, Wm. RAY, Benj. HIGHT, Wm. C. HOAGLAND, Curtis KING, J. C MYERS, Soloman MILLER, Chas. A. REID, Lewis STRAW, Miss Eva WOODS. Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

The undersigned, having rented and repaired the steam flouring mill known as the ASHTON OR WALLACE MILL, in the town of Rochester ... We would say to our old friends that used to patronize us when at Bloomingsburg that we would like to feel the wag of their paw and renew our friendship. Pl@ase call on us. THE MEREDITH CO.

PUBLIC SALE. Take notice that I, WILLIAM M. WINANS, will sell at public auction at the warehouse of HARTER & MONTGOMERY, in the town of Rochester ... Saturday the 22nd day of January, 1876,...30,000 feet of black walnut 1 5/8 inch lumber, or so much thereof as is necessary to pay my charges for the manufacturing thereof, amounting to $340.00, which is due and unpaid, and which I hold a lien on said lumber against HENRY HIAT. WILLIAM M. WINANS. December 24, 1875.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Aubbeenaubbee Township, and reported to SOLOMON MILLER, a Justice of the Peace for said township, a red and white spotted cow, right horn a little drooping and a scar on her hip, supposed to be eleven years old. Appraised at $16. JAMES GRAY.

(To Whom it May Concern) Notice is hereby given that whereas my wife, SARAH M. HOFFMAN, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, I hereby caution all persons not to trust her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date. ADAM J. HOFFMAN. December 18, 1875.

ENOCH STURGEON, R. C. SUMMERS -- STURGEON & SUMMERS, Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public. Office in second story of SHIELDS' BRICK BLOCK, [NE] corner of Main and South Streets, Rochester, Ind.



ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 1, 1875

Published Every Friday by T. MAJOR BITTERS, Second story Beeber's New Block, southwest corner Court House Square

Circuit Judge, ELTSHA V. LONG
Prosecuting Attorney, L. H. HAYMOND
Terms of Court - first Monday in January, fourth Monday in March, third Monday in June and third Monday in October.
(County Officers)
Auditor, DAN AGNEW
Treasurer, ANDREW V. HOUSE
School Superintendent, W. H. GREEN
Regular Sessions of Commissioners' Court - first Mondays in December,
March, June, September.

TEMPERANCE QUESTION IN ROCHESTER... [lengthy editorial, pointing out that the temperance society formed one year ago has not accomplished enough in comparison to the need, further showing that saloons bring business to Rochester, but need to be licensed]

AN ATTEMPT AT HIGHWAY ROBBERY. Mr. JEPTHA POWELL is a country merchant, doing business on the Michigan road between the town of Fulton in this county and Logansport, at a place called the Eight Mile Post. Last Tuesday night he closed his store, [was attacked and robbery attempt made by some unknown person.]

CHEAP TRANSPORTATION FOR FULTON COUNTY. -The one great thing needful to the advancement of every interest, every enterprise and our general prosperity, is a direct east and west railroad... (lengthy editorial)

About 150 persons were present at the Grange supper at White Walnut school house on Christmas night.

(Bankrupt Sale) ... the undersigned as assignee of WILLIAM ASHTON, a Bankrupt, will offer for sale at public auction... the personal property... to-wit: One steam Boiler and Engine (second hand) a lot of Bank fixtures, Stoves, two Clocks and a lot of Household and Kitchen Furniture &C... Also three shares of the Masonic Hall joint stock company, and one share in the Agrucultural joint stock company... DAVID W. LYON, Assignee, Dec. 9, 1874.

TIOSA HARNESS SHOP, Tiosa, Ind. F. H. TURNER, Prop ... Harness of all kinds, Saddles, Whips, Laprobes, Horse Blankets, Bells, Halters, Bridles, and everything is the Harness and Saddlery line.....

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

C. C. WOLF ... Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches.........
Great & Good Bargains at THE STAR STORE... D. S. GOULD.
Mr. G. GOSS, well known in this county, has purchased the grocery and eating house of O. MARTIN, first door north of Balcony hall building... He keeps also the Millark, Fulton and Bloomingsburg Flour. Oysters and warm meals served at all hours ...

ED. BIBBLER carries a finger tied up in a big rag.
J. E. CATES, county treasurer elect, moved to Rochester last Monday.
Mr. MILLER, the old reliable gunsmith, has removed to his new shop, opposite Masonic hall.
Mrs. JOHN ELAM (grandma Elam) has been quite low with typhoid fever during the past ten days.
The Patrons at the Manitou grange election took up a five dollar collection for the grasshopper sufferers.
Mr. REUBEN TALLY, of Bartholomew county, returned to Rochester, his old home, to spend the holidays. He is looking quite healthy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEEBER returned from Kentucky last Wednesday, with their health very much improved ...
LOU M. SPOTTS, well known in this "neck of the woods," called on us Monday last. Once he was a poor printer, but now he talks "railroad" like a Vanderbilt.
Mr. ALLEN NIXON has sold his farm to Mr. DAN SWIVER of Ohio, and will move to Rochester in a few days. He purchased the FRANK REED property on Madison street.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. HECTOR will celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, New Years night...
Mrs. R. P. SMITH has received $4,387.45 from the Masonic Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Society, and $1,000 from the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company.
THOMAS BALL, a well known citizen of Henry township, has moved to Rochester, and is now clerking at FROMM's...
DIED. -On or about the 21st of December, 1874, six miles north of Rochester, on the Michigan road, Miss MARY RALSTIN, daughter of YOUNG RALSTIN, deceased, and ELIZABETH RALSTIN, aged 25 years 9 months and 5 days.
Miss Ralstin had been in feeble health for some time. Everything was done by her relatives and friends to prolong her life, but death claimed her in the very prime years of her life, and she has gone to a better world to enjoy the reward promised all those who have trusted in the Lord of salvation. Her lonely monther and many friends mourn her early death.
-On Sunday, December 27, 1874, at the residence of Mr. PLUNK, in this place, MARY ANGIE, daughter of JACOB SHOWLEY, aged 18 years, 3 months and 17 days.
Thus another of the loved and faithful of our school associates has gone - "not lost but gone before."
Angie was a kind and affectionate daughter, a confiding sister, and a favorite wherever she was known.
Her connection with the public school of this place began in the fall of 1872, since which time she has been in attendance about eighteen months, and has secured the highest respect and regard of both teacher and pupils. ... ... The scholars met at the residence of Mr. Plunk, and after singing, and praying by the Principal, followed the remains beyond the corporation limits. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. AUGUST GUYSOTT... In special session Monday morning the school passed the following (resolution) ... W. J. WILLIAMS.

(Resolutions of Respect. To the memory of companion RICHMOND P. SMITH, by Rochester Chapter, No. 90, R.A.M. at Rochester, Ind.. a copy of the same be presented to the bereaved widow... C. F. HARTER, H. B. BOSWELL, JNO. W. SMITH, Committee)

MARRIED. -At the residence of Mr. E. E. COWGILL, in Rochester, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1874, by Rev. GEORGE W. WILSON, of Warsaw, Mr. GEORGE W. HOLMAN and Miss LOUISE E. BRACKETT, of this place.....
George is a young lawyer, graduate of Bloomington Law School, son of CHAS. W. HOLMAN, of Richland township, this county. He is tall, well proportioned, intelligent, ambitious, exemplary, and is of the strictest integrity - the very image of a man. Louise is the daughter of Dr. CHAS. BRACKETT, deceased, and step-daughter of our fellow townsman, E. E. COWGILL. She possesses all the qualities that belong to the true woman...
Their wedding on Christmas eve eclipsed anything that ever occurred of the kind in our little city. Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill had invited about one hundred and fifty guests, and nearly all were present. ...
At half-past eight, between two files of ladies and gentlemen, standing upon either side of the large rooms, passed along four bride's maids who took their places near the altar - LILLIE BRACKETT, ANNA KEITH, ELLA REX and BELLE HECTOR.........
-At the residence of JOEL TOWNSEND, on the 17th of December, 1874, by Rev. J. BOICOURT, PETER HENDERSON and Miss LINA TSHUDIN.
-On the 24th of December, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, in Rochester, by Rev. J. BOICOURT, Mr. E. P. TOWNSEND and Miss MARY SWEET.
-On the 24th of December, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, in Rochester township, by Rev. J. BOICOBRT, Mr. WILLIAM N. CLEVENGER and Miss SARAH C. ARVIN.
-At the same place and time by the same, Mr. J. M. MILLS, of Shelby county, Iowa, and Miss SARAH C. RICHARDSON.

SAM BARKDOLL and W. J. WILLIAMS are each the happy possessor of a boil.
W. H. SICKMAN is tramping about Bourbon this week, shooting quails and rabbits, maybe.
Dr. P. ROWDEN, Mrs. C. F. HARTER, Mrs. H. C. LONG and I. CONNER are on the sick list.
Owl Creek grange, No. 1221, this county has initiated twenty two persons into membership during the quarter ending December 31, 1874.
The Methodist Social will meet at the residence of Mr. CHAS. JACKSON, on south Pontiac street, this evening...
C. E. NEWHOUSE and A. M. SHIELDS, of Greencastle, Ind., Dr. J. W. HEFFLEY, of Cincinnati, O., HORACE HALL, of Peru, Ind., DAN B. MILLER, of Remington, Ind., and NEWTON WESTFALL, of Pierceton, Ind., were among those who spent Christmas in Rochester.
An effort is being put forth whereby a sufficient amount of money may be raised to erect a church of the Albright denomination in this place. Their pastor, Rev. SOLOMON WILDERMOUTH, has succeeded in getting about $900 subscribed. They have already purchased property near the south side school house upon which they expect to build a parsonage immediately.

(A Great Bargain) ... the undersigned will offer at public auction at the late residence of YOUNG RALSTIN, deceased,... a muly sawmill... engine boiler... JAMES M. BEEBER, ELIZABETH RALSTIN, Adm'r.

PUBLIC SALE! Thirty Thousand FRUIT TREES!....... three squares south of the court house, on Main street, during the months of March and April, 1875 ... R. H. CHANDLER, Rochester, Dec. 25, 1874.

(Ditch Notice) ... appraisers will meet at (described) ... The names of non-residents owning lands to be affected... WILLIAMSON WRIGHT, JOHN A. JONES, JAMES SLEVIN.... DANIEL J. POWNALL, WICKLIFFE LOUDERBACK.

SHELTON & SHIELDS Respectfully announce to the citizens of Rochester and surrounding county, that they are prepared to do all kinds of work in PLASTERING, BRICKLAYING and CEMENTING...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 8, 1875

DIED. -MARY A. BUTLER, wife of STEPHEN T. BUTLER, formerly residents of Peru, died at Topeka, December 22, 1874. Mrs. Butler was a sister to Mr. CHAS. W. HOLMAN, of this place. She has been in quite feeble health for some time, and death was no doubt a welcome messenger.
The doctors are now having some rest. WM. HOUSE being the only one sick in town to my knowledge; he is still very poorly.
WM. BRAMAN is again in our place.
Miss ELLA ALLEN who has been visiting in Logan, reports a lively time.
Mrs. JOHN ALLEN is at present visiting friends in Plymouth.
Miss ETTIE CORBET and mother are visiting relatives in Royal Centre and Winamac...
Doctor WAIT and Miss AGGIE Aitken are away visiting.
RICHARD BUCK is now in our place studying medicine under Doctor FAIRBANK...
LEVI BUCK has bought Doc. FAIRBANK's farm, one mile east of this place, whither he will move in a short time.
Since my last writing DAVID ARNOLD, our present School Teacher, has moved his family to this place ...
O. F. SNOOK is again a resident of this place. He is coopering for WM. D. MARTIN.
The M.E. Sabbath school was organized... WM. D. MARTIN, Sup't, HENRY CORBET, assistant, DAVID ARNOLD, Secretary, Miss LIDE CORBET, Treasurer and Librarian.
Incognito says he does not know how CHARLIE DAVIS can do justice to three girls at one time ...

WILL GREEN raised a dwelling house Christmas day.
JAMES EARL, living about three miles southwest of Rochester, on the Kewanna road, while hunting in a large pasture field near the road, last Friday, found a set of good double harness, entire except halters. Several opinions as to how they came there have been advanced, but none in our opinion worthy of repetition.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, on Thursday, December 24, 1874, WILL CLEVENGER and SALLIE ARVIN.
DIED. -Last Thursday morning as some men were coming to town, they discovered the remains of a man lying on the bank of Tippecanoe river, above the old dam, three miles north. They immediately informed Esquire E. R. HERMAN, acting Coroner, who forthwith summoned a jury of twelve men to hold an inquest over the body.
The body was recognized as ISAIAH FISHER, a resident of Bloomingsburg, this county. He left home in a boat, the morning previous, intending to do some fishing and trapping; among the necessaries provided for the occasion was a jug of whiskey. It is supposed he too freely imbibed the fire-water, and went on land to sleep off the effects. ... the thermometer was in the neighborhood of zero...
The Jury returned a verdict as follows: "The man came to his death by intoxication, exposure and freezing, and not by violence..."

The FULTON COUNTY JOINT STOCK AGRICULTURAL and MECHANICAL SOCIETY... Annual Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 2, 1875 organized for the coming year ... C. B. ROBBINS, President; B. C. WILSON, Vice President; F. B. ERNSPERGER, Secretary; A. C. COPELAND, Treasurer; L. W. SHELTON, Superintendent; JAMES M. BEEBER, Marshal; Dr. VERNON GOULD, A. THOMPSON and L. W. SHELTON as executive committee...

(Notice of Appointment)... JOHN PENCE appointed Administrator of the Estate of ISAAC TRUE, late of Fulton county, deceased.

Miss HATTIE REITER is having a four week's visit at Bucyrus, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER, in their fine two-horse carriage, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK, went to the country last Sabbath to eat turkey...
MARRIED. -We have since learned more about the union of December and May, spoken of two weeks ago. The said Dr. GUSTAVIUS A. DARR, aged sixty, and Miss MATILDA MILLER, aged fifteen, called at the residence of Mr. ROBERT GOULD to stay all night, intending to be united in the holy bonds of matrimony next morning and go on their way rejoicing, but they were informed by Mr. Gould that his family was large and he had but one spare bed, and the only way to obviate the difficulty would be to call up Rev. A. FOOTE, who had already retired, and have the knot tied that same evening, which would legalize their occupying the same couch. Of course they were only too glad that it should be so, and immediately after they were married they tumbled into bed to rest.
J. F. COLLINS sold in one week in December 796 cans of oysters ...
A. C. COPELAND, President of the National Bank, at this place, was admitted as an ATTORNEY to the Bar of the circuit court, on Monday last, upon the motion and recommendation of Hon. M. L. ESSICK ... will retain his position in the Bank.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, in Liberty township, December 31, 1874, by F. M. DAY, Esq., Mr. ANDREW REED and Miss JENNIE AUSMAN, all of this county.
Jennie the fair bride, being the youngest of a large family, her marriage was made the occasion of a great family reunion. Some members of the family coming from some hundreds of miles away. The groom also was well represented by some of the best families of this community...
-On New Year's Eve, at the Presbyterian parsonage, by Rev. F. M.
ELLIOTT, Mr. CHARLES REED and Miss BELLE ELLIOTT, all of this county.

Misses MINNIE BRACKETT and ELLIE RYLAND were visiting at Peru last week.
Mrs. C. P. HINMAN, Mrs. JACOB WRIGHT and SAMUEL LINE, are on the sick list.
Grandpa DAWSON is now able to leave his bed after a sixty-three day trial of the typhoid fever.
BYRON MYERS, of Peru, Indiana, and T. X. SATTERTHWAIT, of Lima, Ohio, spent New Years day in Rochester.
Miss MAGGIE F. NEAL, teacher of the fourth grade in the public school, enjoyed the holidays at Lincoln, Miami county.
It is no wonder SAMUEL KEELY carries such a smile on his face - it is the first boy in the family, and will be a week old Monday.
TOM BELL keeps an eating house near the depot ...
Ice cutting on lake Manitou was commenced last Tuesday. There is a good reason to believe that not less than twenty hundred tons will be packed at this place during the present winter.
The CALIOPEAN LITERARY SOCIETY elected the following officers on December 26th, for a term of 3 months: President, W. J. WILLIAMS; Vice President, T. J. McCLARY; Secretary, Miss BELLE M. WILLIAMS; Critic, W. H. SICKMAN; Treasurer, Miss MOLLIE C. BROWN; Prosecuting Attorney, A. F. BOWERS
Still another; this time it was JOHN M. SPENCER's residence three-fourths of a mile east of Rochester, on the Warsaw road. Last Thursday... some thief entered the house, breaking open two trunks, and securing two shirts, two pairs of stockings and two handkerchiefs ... The thief entered tnrough an unlocked door.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 15, 1875

WILL SYMONS and NELSE JONES, JERRY BARBER's barber jours, kindly took charge of a frozen footed goose, last Saturday morning. Frozen goose is good. It makes them tender.

GEORGE and JAMES STANTON are at home on a visit.
VICK DANIELS is selling the Simon & Clough organ.
Dr. SUTTON supports a new sulkey. DILLON & STRONG did it.
The Akron mail route has a new mail boy. ELI ADAMSON is the lucky chap.
JOE WILHOIT has gone into the honey business. He is a sweet old chap now.
Mrs. SUTTON is on the sick list. Dr. E. H. SUTTON is going to move to Lincoln in a few days.
V. SHAFFER has moved into his new house on north Main street. E. A. ARNOLD has moved east of Main street...
MILO BRIGHT is doing a lively business in the toy line.
E. A. ARNOLD & SON are having a good run of business. They sell at granger prices.
DIED. -Jan 6th, O. P. EVEY, aged 33 years. Funeral services by Rev. A. J. LEWELLEN. Also, Jan. 6th, ---- SMITH, aged 17 years, son of LEWIS SMITH, near Akron.
WILLIAM WALLACE is doing a flourishing business at the grist mill. We are sorry to have him leave. KISECKER, Wallace's successor comes well recommended.
Dancing is becoming popular in Akron. It occurs once a week. The dance at the tannery, Christmas night, was rather crowded. Music by the Akron band. The one on New Year's night gave better satisfaction to those engaged... Music by the DUNLAP BRO's ...

The Grange installation and supper at Antioch, last week, was a pleasant affair ...
SHANNON CUTSHALL, Esq., is selling an improved lamp burner that dispenses with that prolific source of annoyance - glass flues. It is so constructed that the gas and smoke are entirely consumed.
DIED. -A little son of SHANNON CUTSHALL died last Friday of that terrible disease - croup....
AMOS SELBY has been taken to Winamac to answer to the charge of beating the sour krout out of some of the Pulaski braves at the battle of Monterey. Selby was taken down there to fight for the Fulton county Democracy...

JOE WEIDNER has a bay team that can "git up and git."
We were mistaken in saying last week that ISAIAH FISHER, who was frozen to death, left a wife and several children. He was a bachelor.
And now come Mr. J. W. RANNELLS with a yard and a half of fresh sausage to make glad the heart of the poor printer. If it is more blessed to give than to receive he is certainly very happy.
Miss AGGIE AITKEN, the belle of Fulton, in company with Mrs. JUD AULT, called at our office Tuesday...

(Last Call) All parties knowing themselves indebted to ELAM & DAVIS, ELIZABETH ELAM, or the estate of JOHN ELAM, deceased, will please call on JAMES T. GAINER, at C. A. MITCHELL's store, FRED FROM's block, and settle up. JOHN W. ELAM, Executor.

DIED. -On Monday, January 4, 1875, at the residence of her son, JASPER W. SQUIRES, seven miles south of Rochester, Mrs. MARY SQUIRES, widow of the late W. F. SQUIRES, aged 65 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Thus another old settler is gone. The deceased was born in Ononadago county, New York; came with her husband to this State thirty-eight years ago, and settled near Lincoln, in Miami county. In 1854 she removed to this county where she spent the remainder of her days and passed away in peace and full of hope. She leaves two sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of a kind mother.
MARRIED. -In Peru, December 31, 1874, by Rev. C. E. DISBRO, ROBERT A. NEW, of Green Oak, this county, and Miss NANCY J. GOODWIN, of near Deeds, Miami county.
This choice of Robert's is undoubtedly a Good win, and we think Nancy has done well in commencing a New.

If JAKE NEAL don't look you square in the face, conclude that he can't on account of a boil on his nose.
Dr. A. G. BRACKETT, of Omaha, Nebraska, Colonel in the regular army, And reporter of the Chicago TRIBUNE, is visiting his brother, Dr. J. W. BRACKETT, near this place.
Ground will soon be broken opposite the Mammoth building for the erection of a large store room by CALVIN VAN TRUMP. The structure will be of wood, the bill of which is now at the mill.

FRED GOTTSCHALK, our blacksmith, is kept busy.
Watch meeting was held at the Salem church.
C. H. ROBBINS and wife spent last week in Indianapolis.
Almost every night the wolves visit this neighborhood.
The Prairie Union grange publicly installed its newly elected officers, last Wednesday evening.
During last Sunday, two dogs belonging to J. W. BRAMAN concluded that, as mutton is good, they would indulge in a few choice steaks. They visited his flock and killed six sheep. The leader departed for the happy hunting grounds the same day.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Jan. 5, 1875
DIED. -FRANCIS M. COOK died Sunday, the 3d inst., aged 21 years, and 4 months. Having been our schoolmate and pupil, we might write many incidents of his life to show his good character, but we can better write his obituary by stating that during the last few days of his life, much of the time being delerius, and talking about and living over again the scenes of his past life, he was not heard to utter a profane or vulgar word, and when death drew near being in full possession of all his faculties, he called his father and mother, brothers and sisters to his bedside and said "I am going home," and similar remarks. His funeral services were conducted to-day by Rev.Wm. READER.
Our township Librarian informed us that CHARLIE and ED. NEWTON, aged respectively, 16 and 13, had read all the books in the Library (150 volumes) about three times, and are able to tell much of their contents ...
MARRIED. -WM. BLASSER took compassion on a girl with the (name of) YAGER the last day of 1874, and took her to Rochester, where by the aid of the county Clerk and some other official, she was permanently cured, for which kindness she promised to live with Billy until death shall them part. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: MELLISSA YEAGER m. WILLIAM BLASSER, Dec. 31, 1874.]

(Notice of Sale,) ... I will sell at private sale... (real estate, described) ... being a part of the Real Estate of WILLIAM WOODS, deceased, and situated in Fulton county... NANCY M. WOOD, Adm'r. Rochester, Jan. 14, 1875.

FURS AND HIDES. -Take all your Furs, Hides, Pelts, &c., to R. N. RANNELLS, at the Central House. He pays the highest market price.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 22, 1875

JAKE GERSON, the frisky clothier, has been converted. He is now a subscriber to the SPY.
J. S. TAYLOR, the milk man, has a way of jingling his bell very rapidly these cold mornings.
Hon. MILO R. SMITH made a desperate effort to get his temperance bill through. You can't tell how far a toad can jump till you punch it.
Mrs. E. A. COLE, of Gilead, renews her subscription by mail, and adds that they are going to move over into Fulton county in the spring.
ADAM AULT, the big medicine man, has a very severe catarrh in the palm of his right hand. Physician, heal thyself. He is doing it finely.


A Miss CAL BROOKS of Henry township, brought an action against EMANUEL SLAYBAUGH, of the same township for a breach of promise. She alleged that Emanuel promised to marry her on the 8th day of May, 1873. Her witness testified that during a spell of sickness, which Miss Cal suffered, Emanuel was very attentive, spending much time at her bedside, and kissing her frequently. Soon after her recovery he ceased to pay her such attention common to lovers, but went forth and married another, at which Miss Cal became greatly enraged, sued him "in the middle of the law," claiming that her affections were damaged to the amount of $5,000. She is twenty-two years of age, a blonde, robust and graceful. Emanuel put in a plea of general denial, claiming that they had never been engaged, that he had never intimated the subject of matrimony and never intended to marry her, that he had abandoned her for reasons best known to himself. The jury, however, saw fit to present Miss Cal with a judgment of $25 against Emanuel for trifling with her affections. SHRYOCK, HOLMAN and STURGEON were engaged on the prosecution; ESSICK and SLICK on the defense. The case was ably argued on both sides.
DIED. -Mr. JACOB ROUCH, a well-to-do farmer of this township came to Rochester last Saturday with some wheat that he took to mill to get ground. At the time the grist was ready he returned to get it. While standing near the mill the horses became frightened at the steam escaping from the engine. He went in front of the horses to hold them, but to no purpose; they knocked him down, ran over him drawing the wagon after them, cutting several deep gashes in his head, breaking three ribs, and otherwise internally injuring him. He was taken to the Wallace House, and medical aid immediately secured; but despite all their efforts, expired at an early hour Sunday morning.
At the time of his death Mr. Rouch was about 58 years and 7 months of age. He leaves a wife and several children in good circumstances, to mourn his loss. Not only does the family lose a faithful husband and kind father, but the county an esteemed and valuable citizen.

Mrs. WM. CAMERON is very low with typhoid fever.
Mr. GEORGE JOHNSON is very poorly with consumption.
Mr. WM. HOUSE is still poorly but is improving a little.
Dr. CAMFIELD has left our place to make his home in Missouri.
JOHN DELP started this morning to visit his parents in Denver.
Mr. ZIGLER is suffering very much with rheumatism and several other diseases.
The news just reached us that Dr. FAIRBANK is very sick; disease, congestion of the lungs.
Mr. DAVID HENDERSON, of Tipton, is at present visiting friends and relatives in this place ...
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, in Perrysburg, Jan. 12, 1875, by Rev. SAMUEL McELWEE, brother of the bride, Mr. CLAY SELLERS and Miss LIZZIE McELWEE.
Clay was long a resident of this place, but for the last year has been residing in Kokomo...
DIED. -At his residence, two miles west of this place, of typhoid fever, Jan. 17, 1875, Mr. JACOB ROUCH. Thus another old settler has gone. A large circle of friends and relatives are left to mourn his loss, but they mourn not as those without a hope.
Our neighbors at Mt. Zion and Mt. Tabor have been having very interesting times at their LITERARY SOCIETIES. They have been discussing questions of theology.
J. F. WAGONER has lately returned from a visit to Jasper countv, "where the lion roareth and the whangdoodle mourneth for-its first born."

E. B. CHINN sold his lot near the depot to Mr. PARSONS.
Esquire C. J. STRADLEY was taken Tuesday with lung fever.
Capt. J. W. ELAM, of this place, is one of the Journal Clerks of the State Senate.
The second teachers' institute for those teachers west of the Michigan road, in this township, will be held at the Saw Mill school house, one and one-half miles south of Rochester, on next Saturday.
Mr. FRED GRAFF, of Peru, one of Fulton county's former tillers of the soil, called on us Tuesday night. Possibly he will remove to his farm, near Leiter's Ford, by and by...

Mrs. WILLIAM STURGEON, Mrs. JOHNSON McCLURE, Miss ALICE BARB and Miss IDA PORTER are on the sick list.
Miss MARY MERCER and Miss MARY HORTON intend going to Ft. Wayne, next week, to complete their musical education.
The Railroad Company is putting a new engine in the water tank at this place, the one in operation at present not being of sufficient power.
Last Tuesday Miss MARY CHAMBERLAIN returned from Oxford, Ohio, whither she has been attending college since September, 1874. Misses MAY SHIELDS and TELLA LYON will return to-morrow, Saturday.
DIED. -That two persons, of the same name, both pioneers of the same county, should die on the same day, is a very remarkable co-incidence. JACOB ROUCH, of Liberty township, of typhoid fever, and JACOB ROUCH, of Rochester township, from injuries received in this place on Saturday; both expired about the same time last Sunday.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, January 14, 1875, at the bride's residence near Gilead, Ind., by Rev. THOMAS BELL, Mr. JOHN BEMENDERFER, of Fulton county, and Miss MINERVA JANE POWELL, of Miami county.
BARNES & MILLER have sold their entire stock of furniture to CHRIS HOOVER, and are preparing to move to Logansport to go into the undertaking business ... accounts will be handed over to ENOCH STURGEON, Attorney at law ...

THOMAS KEEL is president of the G. O. loafing club.
Singing school at this place every Wednesday evening.
The literary society at the Collins school house is attended with great interest.
I was much pleased to learn through the Spy that Mr. WM. CARRUTHERS is installed agent for that paper ...
Jan. 19, R. A. NEW and lady commenced keeping house yesterday, and received a glorious old belting last night.

HARDY PARKER is lying seriously ill.
Miss MABE McQUERN taught A. F. BOWERS' school last week while he was "courting."
CYRUS McCARTER was given an oyster supper last week because of his release from the "law's delay."
There appears to be a marked improvement in country dances. - Less whiskey, and, consequently, less quarreling and fighting.
A couple of "free and easy" ladies from Kokomo got off the train the other day, but when they learned that Rochester believes in patronizing "home talent," they left for Plymouth.
STEPHEN DAVIDSON is preparing to build a house on what is known as the widow BRUMBAUGH farm, which lies just east of the KENT farm, on the Akron road. Davidson traded for the land a short time ago and intends making it his place of residence.

The meeting at the Baptist church, in Fulton, commenced the first Sunday in the new year.
Miss MARIAH COONS is attending school in your place. She is already a good teacher, but I hope she will improve her time.
Mr. JOHN CHAMP has started a grist mill on his farm, and is doing a good business ...
Mr. ANDREW FRIEND was arrested for shooting JOSEPH HOUSE's dogs. One killed and one wounded.
Fulton has become a very fast town. It requires two constables to keep the people straight ...
Mr. FAIRBANK sold his farm to Mr. LEVI BUCK. It was well sold.
JAMES DOWNEY rides in an iron sleigh.
Mr. SAMUEL DAGUE, near Fulton, is suffering with a disease of the head.
L. W. POWNELL has sold one of his fox hounds and purchased BIRD DOG.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 29, 1875


AARON P. MAJOR, one of our venerable uncles, we have just learned, is a resident of Schoolcraft, Michigan.
BARKDOLL, KENNEDY & COOPER are making preparations to erect a brick addition to their GIANT PLANING MILL.
The MAIL from this place to Akron and Silver Lake, will hereafter leave at six o'clock Friday and Monday mornings.
SIMON HARTMAN, a house painter, in this place brings in his weekly nickle for the SPY. He says that on account of the scarcity of work and hard times he earned but a little over five hundred dollars during the past year, with which he supported himself, wife and three children and paid over three hundred dollars of a debt. That's what we call reducing economy to a science.
Pop-corn parties are the latest wrinkle.
Manitou GRANGE voted $5 of its funds to assist in replacing the property of the widow GIFFIN which was destroyed by fire.
JIM BRUETTE, an old tonsorial artist, intends moving to Rochester soon. He will possibly engage in his old business of "lather and shave 'em."
CHRIS DOLPH, formerly a resident in the Hoover neighborhood, came near "crossing the dark river" last week. He was cutting ice in the Tippecanoe at Tiptown, when his understanding suddenly gave way and he itwent down into the waters." Had it not been that the man who was hauling the ice returned just as Chris slipped in, he might, possibly, have use for some of the ice at the present time.

WILL CLEVENGER, lately married, intends to make his home in this place.
DIED. -DAVID CRATHWOOD, formerly of this township, but for a number of years a resident of Ohio, died very suddenly a few days ago.

GREEN OAK is situated on the Peru and Rochester road, eighteen miles north of the former and five miles south of the latter place, on the Rochester and Liberty township line. Its population, about 50; it has one store one saw mill, one blacksmith shop, one carpenter shop, church, school house and some half dozen dwelling houses. Under the head of business men we mention the names of SAMUEL McCARTER, JOHN DAY, R. A. NEW, TELL COLLINS, EZRA NEES, THORN KEEL and ELIAS VANDUYNE.
The largest grange in the county, and one of the best conducted Sunday schools in the State, derive their names from this place.
There are taken at this post office: Chicago INTER-OCEAN, 6 copies; Toledo BLADE, 6 copies; State JOURNAL, 5 copies; New York TRIBUNE, 5 copies; Kansas RECORDER 1 copy; Peru REPUBLICAN, 1 copy.; Rochester SENTINEL, 4 copies; Rochester UNION-SPY 20 copies, and a number of religious and literary papers.
Green Oak is surrounded by as good farm land as can be found in northern Indiana. Some of the leading farmers are WM. KEEL, CARITHERS boys, JOEL BREWBAKER, SOLOMON COLLINS, G. CALAWAY, DAVID CARBON, WILL DUBOIS, Rev. J. MILLER and SAMUEL SHELTON.

NOTE FOUND (note dated Fulton, July 13th, 1863, $29.07 payable to ROBERT AITKEN, or order, signed JOHN (his x mark) =LE, Junior. Note found by J. F. GUNCKLE, of near Green Oak.)
The owner of the note can have the same by paying $1 for this notice.

Miss SARAH KIRKENDOLL is recovering from a severe spell of lung fever.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON shipped an immense pile of wild game last Monday.
D. L. BECK will devote the coming summer to farming generally, and raising beans.
Four clubs for the spy are now forming. At Green Oak, Salina, Fulton and Akron.
Messrs E. P. TOWNSEND and DAVID ARNOLD will debate at Fulton, Saturday, February 6th.
S. LINE, the tomb stone man, has been having quite a spell of sickness. He was sixty-five years old last Sunday.
The SPY has now twice as many readers as any other paper published in Fulton county ...
The birthday party at Mr. J. M. BEEBER's last Monday night, was a grand success. Several tarried till two o'clock in the morning.
Miss MATTIE SPOTTS, of Indianapolis, has been here visiting her sisters, Mrs. OSGOOD and Mrs. EMERICK, for some time. She will return next week.
Several of the Richland township people will join a grand circle fox hunt, Saturday.
A. C. COPELAND was appointed Commissioner at the last term of court, to sell the town of STURGEON and about one hundred acres of land adjoining it...
Hon. W. I. HOWARD, State Senator from the counties of Steuben and DeKalb, spent Sabbath last visiting his brother-in-law, Hon. M. L. ESSICK...
WILLIAM CORRUTHERS is perhaps the most successful teacher of vocal music in the county. He has now a class of seventy scholars at Green Oak...
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, January 27, 1875, at the residence of DAVID BARB, in Rochester, by Rev. A. V. HOU3E, Mr. ---- BAILEY, of Schutopa, Kansas, and Miss EMMA BALL, of Tiosa, this county.
The above marriage was unknown to any other than the parties concerned - not even the minister until the happy hour Miss Ball came to Rochester on Tuesday, but little did she think of being married until her arrival... [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983 : THOMAS J. BAILEY m. EMMA BALL, Jan. 27, 1875.]
DIED. -In Rochester, Tuesday, January 26, 1875, WILLIAM STURGEON, aged 49 years, 9 months, and 5 days.
Thus has the soul of another pioneer passed from life to life eternal. Mr. Sturgeon, many years ago, purchased a considerable land adjoining town, which he divided and sub-divided into squares and lots retailing the same at such reasonable figures as to cause purchase in his additions; thereby doing much in establishing Rochester. For a number of years he was a member of the Fulton county bar, but upon a failure of health withdrew, and never again applied for admission. By his efforts, united with others, the first and only railroad was built through the county. At the time of his death he was an officer, and working member, of the CHICAGO & ATLANTIC, a proposed east and west railroad through Rochester.
By his death, which occurred very suddenly and unexpectedly, we lose an honest, respectable and worthy citizen. He leaves a wife and four children, and several brothers and sisters, to mourn his demise. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, at the late residence of the deceased, Wednesday afternoon, after which a concourse of friends followed the remains to the Odd Fellows cemetery.

RUFUS BLAIR is mourning the loss of a five-dollar dog.
JOHN SHIELDS, of Peru, was in this place over last Sabbath.
The SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS have begun a revival meeting in this place.
Miss HATTIE REITER returned from her four week's visit in Ohio, last Saturday morning.
L. M. MONTGOMERY, Mrs. M. SILBERBERG, G. M. SARGENT, and the infant son of S. KEELY, are on the sick list.
Miss ALICE BARB has sufficiently recovered from her recent illness to attend to her duties in the public schools.
Mr. BARNEY COREY has for several weeks been suffering intensely from a catarrh on his hand, but at present is slowly recovering.
The CALLIOPIAN LITERARY SOCIETY, it is said, has disbanded. Five cents in the treasury - present your claims as soon as possible, members.
Mrs. THOMAS HAMLET, of Plymouth, formerly a resident of Rochester, is lying dangerously ill with typhoid pneumonia, at the former place.
While descending a well at the residence of F. K. KENDRICK last Monday, JOHN REED slipped and fell to the bottom, a distance of about ten feet, but received no serious injuries.
-DIED. -SAMUEL DAGUE, father of JOSEPH DAGUE, Esq., of the JOURNAL, was buried Saturday at Bethlehem church, in this county. Mr. Dague was a resident of Fulton county. -LOGANSPORT PHAROS.
A little scorch occured at the new residence of CHARLES JACKSON, Wednesday of last week, in the room occupied by G. W. HOLMAN and lady. Two bed quilts, a rocking chair and a portion of the carpet were destroyed. Loss, $25.
JOHN SCHOLDER, Jr., fell from a box last Monday aweek, striking his head against a nail, inflicting a gash three inches long and one inch wide, laying the skull bare. For three days and nights the boy layed insensible of his condition.
ELI HIGH, a workman in Kennedy, Barkdoll & Co's planing mill, had his right wrist crushed between the cogwheels of a planer, last Friday afternoon. The accident was caused by the shreds of his coat sleeve catching in the wheels. The wound was dressed by Dr. A. BROWN.
The general law forbidding the carrying of concealed weapons is wholly ignored by some in this place. At least a half dozen boys, none of whom are over fifteen years of age, in attendance at the public schools, are possessed of as many fire arms. Last Monday while two or three boys were playing with a pistol in the third grade, it was discharged, but luckily the ball did not wound any person. ED MOSS was possessor.

A protracted meeting has been in progress at the Burn's chapel, 2-1/2 miles north-west of Akron, for about three weeks.
SLABTOWN had an alarm of fire last week. The stovepipe which passes through the roof of N. SHIREMAN's house, lost off one joint and fire caught in the roof ... Damages: a hole in the roof and a big scare.
WILLIAM DAVIS and bride, from Denver, are visiting friends at Akron. William says it is no humbug this time, for he is married for sure...

(Comissioner's Sale of Real Estate) ... the undersigned... Commissioner... will on the 27th day of February, 1875, make sale of (real estate, described) in Fulton county... ARTHUR C. COPELAND, Commissioner, Rochester, January 25, 1875.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 5, 1875

Mrs. M. A. BLACKBURN, of Fulton, can recover her breakfast shawl by calling at this office.
J. W. SQUIRES, of near Fulton, is as happy as any soul in the third heaven, because it is a girl, and weighs twelve pounds.
Mrs. ELIZABETH ROSE requests us to thank those who so liberally contributed to the relief of herself and children, last week...

Rochester saloon men sell liquor to drunkards as readily as to any one else.
Half of the people are getting out saw-logs, and the other half are helping them.
The COOK saw mill is getting a new saw. It should have a new engine and boiler also.
Four new houses are going up in this place. Two of them are 14x26, and the other two, 4x6.
It seems that the report that JAMES RUSSELL and wife were separating, is false. We gave it as a report, but correct it at the request of the gentleman himself.
CHARLEY SMITH had a little revolver in his pocket when he started to the Prairie Union school house, the other night, but it took its "departure" before he got home. Should anyone find it, and return it to him at the Grange store, they will make him as happy as a big sunflower.
A party of young folks gathered at the residence of JAMES STINSON, on last Friday night, and amused themselves by eating oysters and "tripping the light fantastic" until the wee sma' hours drove them to their homes...

DIED. -An infant child of GOTLIEB HUBER was buried one day last week.
J. M. GORSELINE is the father of another boy.
REUB MINTON has given up his school and bought one-third share in the mill of JACKSON & ZUCK.
BILL ZUCK has quit the milling business and is going to move on to his mother-in-law's farm.
Mr. BAINTER is about selling out to JOHN MEDGSKER for the sum of $3,600.
N. E. BENNETT has left the store and is going to move on his farm in Aubbeenaubbee township.
Uncle ISAAC CANNON has returned from the east and is talking of buying property in Kewanna again and business is "right piert" generally.
Mr. ADAM PHILLIPS and his brother of Ohio, were here visiting their relatives. this week, and expressed themselves well pleased with their visit and the country.
Since commencing these items we have been informed that Dr. CLELAND is very sick.


JOHN MATTHEWS, Blue Grass - your subscription does not expire until the 7th of June next.
Esquire STRADLEY is recovering slowly from a spell of lung fever. He will be at his office in a few days.
Mrs. GEORGE MOORE brought to our office one day this week, three quarts of superb apple butter. If this county contains a lady with a pure, patriotic, benevolent spirit, it is Mrs. Moore.

Miss METTA ELLIOTT and JAMES DAWSON are on the sick list.
Mr. JACOB STAHL will move on his farm about the first of March.
KEN KENNEDY and OSCAR BALDWIN returned from their Ohio visit, last Friday.
MARY MERCER and MARY HORTON left Rochester, for Ft. wayne, last Wednesday.
Since the CALLIOPEAN LITERARY SOCIETY is dead, why can't our young people resurrect the EXCELSIOR?
The revival meeting at the Presbyterian church were closed last Tuesday evening aweek, before a single accession was received.
Numerous compliments are passed upon CURG RANNELLS for keeping the post office open in the evening, for the benefit of day laborers.
There will be a grand circle WOLF HUNT west of Pin Hook, on Saturday February 13th...
DIED. -Mr. W. B. ZELLARS and family were telegraphed of the death of an uncle, from Plymouth, last Saturday evening. They left Rochester on Sunday morning.
The members of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church failed to take the two fine chandeliers purchased for them some weeks ago. They were last week sold to the new church at Lincoln.
ANSON B. TOWNSEND very suddenly left Fulton county, a week or two ago, leaving some $2,000 of unsettled debts. Before making his exit, he sold his property for about one half its real value.
The mother of our fellow townsman, JAMES GAINER, slipped and fell on the icy walk, Tuesday of last week, breaking a thigh bone. A similar accident happened Rev. A. FOOTE, aged 88 years, last Saturday, breaking his thigh bone. Dr. SPOHN is attending the former, and Drs GOULD and BRACKETT the latter.


MARRIED. -On Saturdav evening, January 30, 1875, at the County Treasurer's office, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. CALEB CASTLEMAN and Miss IDA ONSTOTT, all of this county.
-At Green Oak, Tuesday evening, Februarv 2, 1875, by Rev. J. MILLER, Mr. A. J. VINCENT and Miss JENNIE E. CARRUTHERS.
The happy couple started Wednesday on a tour to Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and so around to Richmond, Kentucky, where they will make their home till in the spring. Mr. Vincent is a young man of good business qualifications, has a good start in life and will no doubt some day become a man of wealth and influence...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 12, 1875

A BRIDGE across Mud Creek, on the Michigan road. will be built this summer.
Signor F. P. BITTERS, teacher at King's school house in Newcastle township, also conducts a class in vocal music, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

EDWIN SMITH has purchased what is known as the JOHN McMILLEN farm, one mile east of this place.
A Little fight took place at the Collins school house, Thursday night. Fortunately no one was much hurt.
I. A. BACON, of this vicinity and TELL COLLINS, of this place, whom have been laying very low with typhoid fever, we are happy to say, are recovering.

J. W. HURST now has control of both warehouses.
Rev. I. STALLARD is engaged in the insurance business.
Dr. SUTTON, for several years a resident of Akron, has located at this place.
The FLOURING MILL is now in successful operation, with A. J. MILLER as a miller.
Mr. LEW ENYART 'has traded his property in this place for real estate in Arkansas.
Mr. CARRUTHERS, the popular music teacher, is teaching at Birmingham and other places in this section.
H. C. EWING has traded his HOTEL to one H. BIGGS, for a farm of seventy-five acres, situated a few miles east of this place.
The GRANGERS in this locality have formed a joint stock company for the purpose of operating a combined dry goods, grocery and farm implement store. The store we learn, will be conducted on a strictly cash basis, and everything to be sold at ten per cent, above cost. FRED HUFFMAN and J. W. HURST, are the heaviest stock holders; the latter has been employed to superintend and transact the business of the association. The store will soon be ready to commence business. Capital, $4,500.

AKRON SQUIBS by SNYDER, Feb. 6. 1875

It is rumored that Mr. A. BARNES and Miss SARAH THOMPSON, work together in matrimonial harness. If so, success to them.

Mr. JOHN CHAMP is putting up a fine lot of ice.
A Sabbath school was organized at the Champ school house, last Sunday.
Mr. HAZE, of Lincoln, and WILLIAM LONGE, will move the saw mill from that place to this township, in the spring.
Dr. M. M. BOGGS and his wife have parted again. She gets a little more of the property now. Business is business you see.
Skunk hunting has become a profitable trade at Fulton ...
Rev. C. P. BABCOCK preached at Fulton on the 17th and 18th of January, on his return from the west. He is soliciting food and money for the grasshopper sufferers.

L. M. SPOTTS, Esq., of Lodi, Ohio, sent us his annual two dollars, by mail, last week.
Miss REBECCA WILSON, of Wabash, spent Sabbath last among her friends at this place.
Miss ALICE A. ARMANTROUT, of Adamsboro, Indiana, eighteen and pretty, is visiting in this place.
We have made two improvements in Rukenbrod's Newspaper Addressing Press, which have been acknowledged and will be used by the patentee.

(Special Notice) The Commissioners of Fulton county, Indiana, are hereby notified that Mr. T. CLARK cannot sell intoxicating liquors on my premises (lot No. 26, old plat of Rochester, Indiana) after the 8th day of March, 1875. J. F. ANGERMAN. Rochester, Feb. 9, i875.

MARRIED. -On Saturday evening, February 6, 1875, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. A. V. HOUSE. Mr. OSCAR BALDWIN and Miss ELLEN BATCHLER, all of this place.
-At the residence of the bride's parents, February 4, 1875, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, pastor of the M.E. Church, Mr. SETH F. BAIRD, of Sublet, Illinois, and Miss MATTIE A. REES, daughter of WM. REES, Esq., of this city. ...
DIED. -In Rochester, Thursday evening, February 4, 1875, with congestion of the brain, JOHN E., infant son of Rev. A. V. and N. A. HOUSE, aged 6 months and 12 days.
-On the 16th day of January, 1875, EDWARD M. DOUGLASS, aged 71 vears and 11 months.
The deceased moved to this county very near twenty-one years ago, and has been a tiller of the soil ever since his arrival in this county. He raised a family of eight children, all living, of which all have children. He was the grandfather of 17 grandchildren besides others that are dead. He was a man well beloved by all who knew him. Those who were present at his death-bed say that he died very happy. He was buried in Miami county, in Dunkard grave yard. -THE OLDEST CHILD.
Miss HATTIE REITER and Mrs. DAVID STERNER, are on the sick list.
DAVID BECK has sold his property in this place and moved to Bourbon.
WILLIAM POTTER was recently appointed postmaster at BLUE GRASS, this county.
SHANNON MACKEY and V. ZIMMERMAN each have a sick child in the family.
LEE MOON, son of our worthy sheriff, is suffering with bone erysipelas on the right side of his face.
T. MAJOR (BITTERS) is happy - it's a boy, weighs eight pounds, and is two days old ....
DIED. -An infant son of DAVID ROSS died last Tuesday, and was buried on Wednesday. Its age was about 9 months.
-A man named NICHOLS died last Tuesday, somewhere in the eastern portion of town. He was a resident of Plymouth, here on a visit.
Mr. NAAMAN DAWSON returned from Franklin county last Tuesday, looking hearty as ever. He reports a good sale of books among the grangers.
SARAH and MAGGIE BLACKETOR, aged respectively sixteen and seventeen years, now in attendance at the public school in this place, have not been tardy in eight years.
W. J. WILLIAMS slipped and fell on the ice last Wednesday morning, while on the road to school, injuring his chest to such an extent that it was with difficulty that he breathed.
ARDELLA EDWARDS had the third and fourth fingers of her left hand smashed, between the door and casing, at the Public school building last Tuesday. Amputation may be necessary.
G. M. SARGENT, the egg man, has sold his packing establishment and all the appurtenances thereto, to LINCOLNHELT, of Plymouth. The former intends starting for California, soon, for the improvement of his health.
Next week the MAIL between Rochester and Kewanna, and Rochester, Akron and Silver Lake, will be triweekly instead of semiweekly, as heretofore. The mail days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
MARRIED. -JACOB VAN TRUMP, the man who was so badly troubled with cold feet that he applied to the physician for a remedy and was told to get a wife, has obeyed orders and now rejoices in the possession of a "better half." It happened last Sunday evening. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983,: JACOB VAN TRUMP m. VINEY REED, Feb. 6, 1875.]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 19, 1875


B. B. PATTON sold, on Saturday last, nine head of young cattle.
Miss MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN returned to Oxford College, Ohio, last Thursday.
O. C. SMITH is engaged as a clerk in DENISTON & VAN TRUMP's new hardware store. His two mule dray has been commissioned to GREELEY SHELTON.
Mrs. W. H. DENISTON, an intelligent lady and a great reader, comes in weekly with a nickle for a copy of the SPY. Mr. DENISTON has thousands of dollars invested in hardware and agricultural implements, and is therefore too poor(?) to subscribe.
Mrs. WILLIAM ARNOLD is on the sick list.
CORNWELL says that furniture must come down, because it is a girl.
WILLIAM WALLACE is about renting the mill at Sevastopol. Success go with him.
The frosty weather caused A. J. ROUGH a trip to Indianapolis, and a new saw for his mill.
Mr. HATCH, of Lincoln, is about moving his stock of goods to Akron. Just what is wanted.
FRANK WEAVER is going to pitch his tent in Mexico, Miami county. Frank is a good house painter and a good citizen.
JESSE SHAMP beat the ring hunt. He surrounded one fox, one turkey and one rabbit, and brought them safely home.
WILLIAM SWARTZLANDER, east of Akron, hitched up his team to draw a load of wood. One horse slipped and fell on the ice and died in 10 minutes. JOHN HEART, north of Akron, lost a valuable horse by falling on the ice last week. ALEX CURTIS has two horses badly hurt by the same cause and quite a number of similar accidents are reported all around.
DIED. -GEORGE WEICHTER, in his 75th year. So another of Henry township's pioneers has passed away rather unexpectedly. He ate his supper and smoked his pipe in the evening and in the morning he was a corpse. Supposed to be the heart disease. He lived in this township 24 years. He leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Akron Citizens Cemetery, Henry Twp.: GEO. WAECHTER, died Jan. 26, 1875, at age 74yr-10mo-19da.]

In two days during this winter BEN PATTON cut the trees down and sawed, by himself, twenty-three saw-logs, walking a mile for his meals each day.

JOHN BOZARTH writes that they have "--- hard times in Kansas." The grasshoppers eat them out.
JOHN CLAYTON has traded his house and lot in Rochester to KEITH & SMITH for 80 acres of land at the head of lake Manitou.
PHIL. HOOT writes from Cairo, Ohio, that he has received an invitation to a wedding which is "to go off" sometime during this month, in this place ...

DAVID STERNER, his wife and two children, are down sick.
LEVI BURCH, Esq. has been appointed administrator of the estate of JACOB ROUCH, deceased.
MARRIED. -The marriage of Dr. O. P. WAITE and Miss AGGIE P. AITKEN took place at the residence of the bride's parents, in Fulton, last Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. PLANK, Mrs. L. A. GILES, Dr. GOULD, A. C. COPELAND, LON RANNFLLS, and others, of this place, attended the WAITE-AITKEN wedding, at Fulton, Tuesday evening.
DIED. -Dr. THOMPSON, a homoeopathic physician, well known in this county, died in this place, last week. We are told that a few years ago he was in good circumstances and had a reasonably good practice, but whiskey scattered his means, ruined his health, destroyed his practice and reputation, and sent him to a pauper's grave.
Mr. WILL CORRUTHERS, of Green Oak, brought in a club of thirty-one last week, and Mr. N. H. LOUDERBACK, of Fulton, sent in a club of twenty-five this week...
Mrs. P. A. SHEPHERD, south of Rochester, will sell her personal property, at public sale, on Saturday, the 27th inst.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT...Taylor Lodge No. 38, I.O.G.T., on the occasion of the death of Miss HATTIE REITER... EMMA GOULD, LAURA SHIELDS, EVA HEFFLEY, Committee.

(Notice of Administration)... LEVI BURCH appointed Administrator of the estate of JACOB ROUCH, last of Fulton county, deceased... Feb. 19, 1875.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the Bride's parents, in Fulton, on Tuesday evening, February 17, 1875, by Rev. M. B. McKINSEY, Mr. O. P. WAITE, M.D., and Miss AGGIE P. AITKEN.
The reception given by Mr. and Mrs. AITKEN, at the above marriage of their daughter, proved a very entertaining and enjoyable occasion... The brides-maids were Miss MAGGIE WILSON, Miss ELLA REX and Miss LIDA STRADLEY... ...
DIED. -HATTIE, daughter of J. M. and SUSAN REITER, was born November 21, 1857, in Crawford county, Ohio, and died in Rochester, Indiana, Saturday, February 13, 1875, aged 17 years, 3 months and 22 days.
She was an only daughter, the joy and pride of the household, loved and respected by all who knew her. After an illness of two weeks, during which time she suffered intensly, she died in the triumphs of a living faith. ... expressions she made on her dying bed: "I have served God but three days, but I feel ready to go." "Tell my schoolmates to remember me kindly. I hope to meet them in that happy world above.".......
The funeral services were conducted on Monday last at the M.E. Church, by Rev. R. D. UTTER; after which the body was buried by the Independent Order of Good Templars.
The members of the High School department having met in special session, appointed a committee who adopted the following Resolutions ...
W. H. SICKMAN, B. F. DAWSON, Committee.

I. N. McCOY is very sick at this writing. Uncle TOMMY BARNETT's health is not good this winter, and many others are suffering with bad colds
DIED. -On the 3d of this month, Mrs. ALZINA KERSEY, wife of ISAAC KERSEY, aged 30 years. Her death was very sudden, and unexpected, caused by an accident. A young husband, and a child about 15 months old, have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.
JACKSON & MINTON have engaged a new engineer by the name of J. WILSON. Mr. Wilson comes well recommended in the business.
Feb. 13. -We are informed that WM. ELLIOTT's house burned this morning. Have not heard the particulars.

Sick List - Mrs. D. S. ROSS, Grandma ROSE and Miss BELLE MILLER.
L. M. SPOTTS, wife and son, and brother, were in Rochester last week.
L. M. MONTGOMERY is able to be on the street again. He looks a little too thin.
JAP. TRUE, one day last week, hauled 800 feet of oak lumber six miles to town.
PHIL WEBER, Seven-Day Adventist, and FRED FROMM, German Lutheran, are going to debate the Sabbath question, soon.
SAMUEL KEELY has named his young son JOHN PETER CLEVER, after Shanks, the would-be Democratic candidate for President in 1876.
Grave diggers in this place charge $2.50 or $3.00 for their services. It costs a large person more to get buried than a small one.
We are told that Mr. J. E. CLARKE, of this place, has become the happy possessor of $150,000 from the sale of some property in Chicago.
A BROTHEL RAID was made one night last week. The keepers of the "she bang" are notified that unless they abandon their business within two weeks from this date, another visit to the establishment will be made. It is situated in the south-western portion of town.
Mention was made in this column some weeks ago of a widow lady who kept a pig in the house. Later researches have pointed us to a house where we find seven little pigs in the kitchen, carefully fed with a nursing bottle by a matron. They are as carefully attended as a young babe.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 26, 1875


Mrs. ANDREW SHEPHERD has been quite sick for some time.
T. C. PHILIPS is beginning to put on modern airs; he wears nose glasses.
Mr. BEN NOFTSGER, the lively merchant at Noftsgerville, started to Toledo, Sunday evening, to lay in a new stock of goods.
WILLIAM BITTERS, of Akron, has contracted to build a farm residence for JOHN HARTER, near Mexico, Indiana, which would require 140,000 bricks, also a brick store house, 24x9O, two stories high, in the town of Mexico.
We acknowledge the receipt of money on subscription, by letter, from Mr. SCOTT SHIELDS, Springfield, Ohio, Miss BECCA WILSON, Wabash, Indiana, Mr. D. W. STURGEON, Hebron, Indiana, and B. F. BROWN, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
We are sorry to learn that CURG RANNELLS, our gentlemanly and accommodating Deputy Post Master, contemplates quitting that department about the first of May ...
FIN EMMONS, a well-to-do farmer, makes a business of coming to town occasionally and getting on a regular "high." Last Thursday was one of his "high" days. It took three men and a dray to conduct him to the justice's office, but it only cost him two dollars and costs.
B. F. DAWSON and CURG RANNELLS are studying Graham's complete system of Phonography. They are apt fellows and will possibly become expert reporters ...

(letter from Clinton, Missouri, Feb. 18, 1875) -Through the kindness of my brother-in-law, Mr. GEO. W. NORRIS, of your place, I have been a reader of the SPY for nearly two years ... To me it is as good as a letter every week, coming as it does from Fulton county, my former home. I have been living here some four years last September......

(letter from Cedar Falls, Iowa, Feb. 14, 1875... B. F. BROWN.)

MURDER IN ROCHESTER. Two Men Shot, at a House of Ill-Fame,
Kept by JOHN D. VANDERKARR and his wife SARAH.

Great Excitement.
The perpetrator of the Deed, and his Wife,
Arrested on the Charge of Murder in the First Degree.
The Woman Tried and Acquitted.
The People are Divided in their Opinions as to the Degree of Criminality in the Case.
The Testimony of the Witnesses.
JOHN D. VANDERKARR and his wife, SARAH VANDERKARR, for the past three years, have been keeping a house of ill-fame in the north-west part of Rochester, which has been the scene of much wickedness, fighting and shooting. On last Saturday night, between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock, AMOS SELBY, a noted fighting character, JOHN WALLACE, son of ROBERT WALLACE, proprietor of the Wallace House, JAMES K. DEBOLT and KEN GREEN, drove around to the above named place, in a sleigh. So far as we can learn from reports and the following evidence, they presented themselves at the front door and demanded admittance. Vanderkarr from within told them that they could not come in, when they threatened to break the door in, which was done by one or more of the party, at which Vanderkarr became enraged and discharged one barrel of a double-barrelled shot gun at the group. Eight or nine buck shot entering the body of JOHN WALLACE, on the left side, near the region of the heart, and one buck shot penetrated the hip of Amos Selby. One rumorr says they were all in the sleigh when they were shot, but there is nothing certain about their exact position or location. The sleigh was driven to the Wallace House with all possible speed, but John Wallace drew his last breath just after he was carried into his home. Dr. ROBBINS was called in the mean time, but no earthly physician could have rendered him any aid. Selby was taken to his home where he is still confined.
Perhaps nothing ever occurred in the usually quiet town of Rochester that created so much excitement and consternation as this shooting affray and death of John Wallace. The word went from mouth to mouth during Saturday night and Sunday morning until half the people in the county became apprised of the affray, and a large number of country people came in to learn the particulars in the case.
Constable STILES, with his posse, proceeded to the scene of the murder, and arrested John D. Vanderkarr, his wife, Miss HESTER WILSON, and Miss CLARA FUNK (Alias KATE FOSTER), and brought them before Justice HERMAN, from whence they all were sent to jail to await the preliminary trial which was set for Monday at one o'clock at the court house. Threats of lynching were made, and for some time it was feared violence would be used, but through the care of the officers, all passed off peaceably.
The following is the verdict of the Coroner's Jury, held Sunday morning, E. R. HERMAN, acting Coroner:
We do find that the deceased came to his death by violence, and that said body has upon it the following marks and wounds: Eight gunshot wounds in his left side, and six in his left arm, inflicted by JOHN D. VANDERKARR. ISAAC GOOD, D. S. ROSS, JOHN Q. NEAL, J. F. COLLINS, A. A. LAWRENCE, B. J. CORY, F. RICHTER, BENJ. VAWTER, JACOB KING, A. L. GOODRICH, D. L. BECK, D. P. CARR.
The funeral of JOHN WALLACE took place at the M.E. church, on Monday last, at ten o'clock, and quite a large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance. The deceased was born in Rochester, December 4, 1853, and was aged 21 years, 2 months and 16 days. He was large and portly for one of his age, generally affable and goodhumored; pretty well educated and considered by all who knew him to be a jolly good fellow, and usually conducted himself in a gentlemanly manner. Although he had many good qualities he was not every way an exemplary young man, but of the dead nothing should be said except that which is good.
Long before the time set for holding the preliminary trial, the court house was well filled by citizens of the town and county who were anxious to learn all they could about the terrible tragedy. At 2 o'clock, His Honor, E. R. HERMAN, justice of the peace, called the trial and the prisoners were brought in. ENOCH STURGEON and I. CONNER were engaged as prosecutors on behalf of the State, and H. B. JAMISON, E. CALKINS and J. S. SLICK on the defense. The attorneys for the defense put in a plea of not guilty on the part of John D. Vanderkarr and waived a preliminary examination. The Court remanded him to jail to await the sitting of the Fulton county Circuit court, which will commence the fourth Monday in March. Mrs. Sarah Vanderkarr was charged in the affidavit as being an accessory to the murder, and the court proceeded with the investigation of the case.

Miss KATE FOSTER. My name is KATE FOSTER. I reside part of the time at Kewanna, in this county. For the past three weeks I have been stopping with Mr. and Mrs. VANDERKARR. It was at their house Saturday night last in the forepart of the night. I have not been acquainted with Mrs. V. only for the past three weeks. I was at V's house when the shooting was done, in the bed room off the dining room, near the center of the house. The door of my room was closed. I was in the bed room when the shooting occurred. Did not hear any conversation in front room, nor in the sitting room. I did not hear Mrs. V. say anything; she was in bed part of the time, but got up before the shooting, and spoke to the gentlemen outside and said if they were gentlemen they would leave the yard. I was listening to what was going on. There were four persons in the house at the time, Mr. and Mrs. V., Miss WILSON and myself. This was about 10 o'clock. I heard a person outside swear he would let their heart's blood out if they were not permitted to come in. V. said they could not come in, the girls were all in bed. The door was kicked open; the shooting occurred in a second after. Mrs. V. said nothing at that time. I did not see the man when he kicked the door open. I did not talk to anyone about what I should testify.

Miss ESTHER WILSON. My name is ESTHER WILSON. I reside at Oxford, Indiana; have been at V's three weeks to-dav. I am single. Aged 20 years; was acquainted with V's two years before I came here to live; got acquainted elsewhere. I was at V's last night. No, after midnight I was in jaill (Laughter) I was at V's from sundown till after the shooting occurred. Mr. and Mrs. V., Miss Foster and myself were in the house at the time. There are six rooms in the house - dining room, bed room, parlor and kitchen. Three beds in the house; one lounge in the sitting room. One spare bed. I was in bed. All were in bed two hours before the shooting. I was not asleep. Miss Foster retired at the same time. Neither of us slept. V. occupied the front room in spare bed, and had retired. The room they occupied was adjoining the room where the door was broken down. I heard the first disturbance about 11 o'clock. V. was at the door when they knocked. V. spoke to them through the hole in the side of the door. The bar was across the door at the time. V. gave the men a dozen warnings to go away. Mrs. V. came to the door and said, "boys if you are gentlemen you will go away." They said, let us in or we will let your heart's blood out. After the door was broken V. snapped the gun, but it did not go off. The man outside said, shoot, you son of a b --- h. Mrs. V. was at the window. She could not see out, the window curtain was dropped. The window blind was not up. V. kept his gun hanging on the wall near the door. Mrs. V. had nothing in her hands when I saw her. The door was broken very badly. It was split and swing out at the top. Can't say if bar and irons were broken. The door was open so that a person could go out and in. Mrs. V. arose to her feet when the- door was broken, but said nothing to me or V. I had no acquaintance with John Wallace. I only heard Mr. and Mrs. V. speak of him. I knew none of the parties on the outside of the house. Mrs. V. was at the window when the shooting took place, about three yards from Mr. V. There were no words spoken only what I have mentioned. She did not in any way persuade him to shoot. Mrs. V. had not time to interpose, all was done in a moment. (JAMISON - "It was her business to get out of the way." Laughter) I do not know in what position V. held the gun. He took the gun down when they said they were coming in. He shot through the open door. I have had no conversation about this matter with any one.

Through the kindness of Sheriff MOON we were permitted to interview Mr. Vanderkarr through the grate of his cell.

JOHN D. VANDERKARR'S STORY. -At the time the sleigh drove up we were all in bed. I got up and looked out of the window and inquired "who is there?" JOHN WALLACE answered, himself. DEBOLT, GREEN and a traveling man; we want in. What for? To have a little fun! It is too late, we are all in bed. We are bound to come in. Get off my premises and go away. Not till we get ready; open up this door, for if vou don't it will be the worst thing for you. I can't do it. We will mash the door open and let the heart's blood out of you. They kicked the door in, and as it was about to fall I reached to my gun on the wall and pulled it on SELBY, but the first barrel was not discharged because the cap had dropped off, or was missing. I immediately set the other lock and fired. By this time they were all in the sleigh but Selby, who was in the act of getting in. I did not know the result of my shooting. They were directly opposite my gate when I fired. The bar sometimes put across the door was not in its place that evening. It is about fourteen feet from my door to the gate.

Tuesday we called on Mr. SELBY, at his residence, and found him in bed. He was not suffering any pain from his wound. The ball entered the fleshy part below the point of the hip, and striking the bone it glanced downward, and has not been extracted.

SELBY'S STORY. We were all in the sleigh taking a ride around the town. The boys proposed to go over to VAN'S; some objected, but we finally went. JOHN WALLACE got out of the sleigh and went to the port hole and talked a good bit with V. in a low tone through the port hole. Then GREEN went also and talked with V. I asked DEBOLT to go and ask V. for a match to light my pipe, but he didn't want to go, and I said to him you hold the horse and I will go. When I got within eight feet of the door V. opened it and stuck his head and shoulders out, but as I made a step or two more he threw the door wide open and stood in the door with his gun in his hands, holding it across his bosom. I saw him plainly and remembered what SHANNON MACKEY had told me about V. being well armed, and would kill me if I molested him, and I wheeled about and returned to the sleigh. I said to the boys that V. must want to shoot or scare somebody. John Wallace said the d ---- d old wh--- master, he wouldn't shoot nothing. I was opposite the sleigh, and as I got in, the horse started, and V. pointing the gun right at us, fired. I said, boys, I am shot; how are you all fixed? John Wallace said he was shot through and through. KEN GREEN said Wallace was dying, for God's sake, what shall we do? I said drive home to his folks as fast as God will let you go. I had drank but two glasses of liquor that day, and was not drunk. John Wallace was not drunk. Green and Debolt had been drinking and were somewhat under the influence. I did not touch the door, and was not within six feet of it.

SAM PARKER is going to "stake down" in Sprinkleburg.
JOE ARNOLD has the consumption. It's the home consumption however, and he seems to thrive on it.
Mr. McDOUGAL carried off the belt, last Saturday, as the champion lumber hauler. With a single span of mules he drew at one load, 1280 feet of lumber, in the log, a distance of five miles. Who can beat it?
MARRIED. -On last Saturday Miss LIZZIE NORRIS, who lives south of Rochester, shuffled off the coil of single wretchedness, and, having secured one "KI" STEPHENS as first mate, she launched her little boat on life's matrimonial sea.

Mr. ZIGLER is able to walk about town.
Miss MINNIE MARTIN is recovering from a severe spell of lung fever.
WILLIAM HOUSE is improving slowly which makes his friends feel happy.
DIED. -A child of RICHARD JONES who lives a couple of miles south of our place, was buried last Saturday.
MARRIED. -At the residence of D. ZIGLER, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1875, by Rev. J. BOICOURT, Mr. S. SARGEON and Mrs. STIVER. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: SAMUEL SARGEANT m. EVELINE STIVER, Feb. 18, 1875.]
On the 17th Mr. ST. WILDERMUTH's house and contents were destroyed by fire. The house was a new one, just finished last fall. Several years ago his brother WILLIAM was living on the same farm when his house was burned. St. was at that time living with him, and had his things all burned, also.
A LITERARY SOCIETY was organized here a few weeks ago. It meets every Saturday night ... The question under discussion last night was, Resolved, That mind acts independent of matter. ... debated by D. C. ARNOLD ... and J. JENKINS ...

(Notice) Those who contributed to GEORGE KIBLER and JOHN HISEY, for the benefit of a family who are not in need of aid, and without the family's knowledge, will find their contributions at J. DAWSON's drug store.

FRANK P. BITTERS closed his school in Newcastle township, last Friday, and on Wednesday departed for his third term at the Valparaiso Normal School.
H. D. MASTELLER, of Henry township, started for Janesville, Wisconsin, Wednesday, to take a course of lessons in book-keeping and Telegraphy.
DIED. -Mr. Z. BEALL, of this county, was called away on the 11th of January last, to attend the funeral of his mother and sister, in Crawford county, Ohio, both of whom were buried on the same day.
-On Feb. 21, 1875, DOLLY, wife of SAMUEL FREAR, aged 52 years, 4 months, and 10 days.
The deceased was born in Wayne county, New York, November 11, 1823, emigrated to Indiana with her parents, JESSE and SALLY BROWN, in the year 1838, married in Liberty township, Fulton county, September 26, 1839, to her surviving husband. The deceased died with an abiding faith in the Lord Jesus and blest anticipation of a blissful future. -SAMUEL FREAR.

Mrs. Dr. SPOHN is visiting friends and relatives along the Ohio river.
Dr. THOMPSON, deceased, was an eclectic physician not a homoeopathic.
Sick List - Miss BELLE WILLIAMS, Miss JENNIE HILTON, and a child of Rev. R. D. UTTER.
The brewery is now the only attraction in the north end of town - VANDERCARR is in jail.
GEORGE RILEY and JOHN MOORE (colored) of this place, were cooks at the marriage of H. E. STERNE's daughter, at Peru, last week.
A country woman, named BARRATT, came to town one day last week and warned saloon keepers against selling her husband intoxicating liquors.
Mrs. SARAH DAUGHERTY, living four and one-half miles east of Rochester, was siezed with a congestive chill last Sunday. Her life is despaired of.
A man named McCOY, living near Leiter's Ford, this county. had seven toes amputated last Tuesday, by Dr. J. W. BRACKETT, of Rochester, and Dr. KELSEY, of Monterey. They had been frozen.
Dr. N. G. COWGILL, of Royal Center, passed through Rochester last Sunday, having in care Mr. JOE RICHARDSON, whom he was taking to his home in Henry township. Mr. R. was suffering intensely with dropsy.
J. W. COLVIN made preparations to give a public exhibition at the close of his term last Friday evening, at the Prill school house, but the country people made such a rush "to see the show" that it was necessary to abandon the undertaking.

During Tuesday before last, while ST. CLAIR WILDERMUTH and family, who reside near Salem church, were absent from home, the house caught fire from the stovepipe which extended throught the roof...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 5, 1875
Mrs. SARAH E. PETTIT, of this place, started Friday last, to have a two or three weeks' visit among friends at Logansport.

What I know About its Early Settlemen
by B. C. WILSON.
In the Spring of the year, 1835, I packed what few effects myself and family possessed into a wagon, and in company with four other families left Shelby county, Indiana, to seek for ourselves homes farther back, in the thinly settled counties of the State. Our aim was for the northern part of Cass county (since Fulton), and consequently we sought the roads leading to this place. The difficulties attended with that journey are not easily forgotten. The roads, if they could be called such, were through swamps, marshes, quagmires, ponds, pools and running streams, and at the present day it would be considered a fool's adventure to undertake to pass over them, or it would better convey the meaning to say through them. Until we reached Logansport, twelve miles per day was considered good traveling, and were sometimes wearied out within a less distance. It can be said that we "worked our way," but with good health and fair luck, we at last arrived at our destination.
Fulton county of to-day can hardly be realized as the same territory we inhabited forty years ago. Those who have had the experience can only comprehend the change that it has passed through from a howling wilderness, possessed almost exclusively by savage Indians, who practiced all manner of barbarities, to a fertile county, inhabited by a moral, intelligent, wealthy and progressive people. At the time of our arrival, and for many years thereafter, the chief stock and trade among the Indians were ponies, dogs, guns, blankets, "fire water," &c., and the chief end of some of the whites was to obtain from the poor, ignorant, unsophisticated red man money and other valuables without a fair compensation. Whiskey, with a large number of the aborigines, was their principal desire, and to obtain it the last valuable was often sacrificed. Then as now, alcohol was the cause of more crimes, murders and wickedness generally, than all other agencies combined.
No description that I can give would half portray the sufferings and hardships endured by the pioneers and early settlers of the west. The labor and exertion necessary to accomplish a certain object was ten fold that required at the present time. Distances now traveled in an hour formerly required from one to two days, and the news which now flies with electric speed then dragged along at a snaills pace. To those who were born and raised here in the early days of Indiana, and have been permitted to live to see and enjoy the facilities of the present day, it is like one emerging from barbarity to civilization, or from darkness into the broad light of the midday sun. Yet, with all the hardships, exposures and privations (without the knowledge of better things), each seemed content to labor and wait for the advancement of civilization, hoping to enjoy our reward in coming days...

WILLIAM DOWNEY is selling a patent churn.
The BLACKBURN saw mill needs repairing to the amount of a new mill.
I take it back. Dr. BOGGS and his wife are not parted. I was wrongly informed.
Mr. ANDREW FRIEND is still adding to his friendship, and is happy. It's a girl this time.
Mr. F. PETERSON has about 900 cords of wood at his steam flouring mills, in Fulton, which cost him but $1.40 per cord, delivered at the mill.
CHARLEY DAVIS & CO. are shipping produce from Fulton to Washington City. They report butter at the latter place worth 75 cents per pound.
The DEBATING SOCIETY is still alive. They have a literary paper called THE PLAIN DEALER, which is well edited, well supported and well named.
DIED. -Mr. JOHN SPOTTS, who died at Logansport, was brought to this county on Monday, Feb. 22d, and buried in Wayne township, near the residence of his father, GEO. SPOTTS.
-On the 16th of February, Mrs. RICHARDSON, wife of CLINTON RICHARDSON. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Mr. FISHER, German Baptist, of Mexico, Miami county.
-On the 18th of February, Mr. HENRY McBENRY, of near this place, aged 71 years and 5 months. Father McHenry was one among the oldest settlers of this county. He leaves a family of ten children to mourn his loss.

[letter from St. Croix Falls, Wis., Feb. 22,. 1875, signed GEO. P. ANDERSON - -]

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 1, 1875
The KEWANNA DANCING CLUB broke up last Friday night, from what we can learn it was much better conducted than such gatherings usually.
School closed at this place last Friday. Miss TAYLOR left for Rochester, Saturday, and Prof. McKITRICK starts to Ohio, to-morrow....
Uncle ISAAC CANNON has returned from the East, where he went to get him a wife, but when he got there, she had changed her mind; so he returned by himself, bought a new carriage, and if the roads stay good he'll get a woman yet before some younger men we know of.
DIED. -Near this place, Feb. 22d, in the 56th year of his age, I. N. McCOY. He had lived in this community 28 years. He was an active member of the Baptist church, and for charitable acts, where he tho't them necessary, he was not surpassed by any one of his neighborhood. He has left a wife and seven children (two of whom are married) to mourn his departure, but not without a hope. He was buried by the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, of which he was a member.
-GEORGE WARFIELD buried a little child the same day.

O, ye toothless, read the new advertisement of Dr. REX, in another column.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM BOWERS, of Delphos, Ohio, have been visiting their son, A. F. BOWERS, his new wife and other friends in this place.
We said two weeks ago that Mr. O. C. SMITH had been engaged as a clerk in DENISTON & VANTRUMP's hardware store. It's a mistake and we take it all back; he owns a one-third interest. We wish him much wealth.
The I.O.O.F. of this place have purchased the third story of the BALCONY BUILDING, known as BALCONY HALL .... The room is 42xlOO feet ...
MARRIED. -On the 23d of Feb. 1875, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. NOAH HEATER, Mr. A. F. BOWERS and Miss E. P. McQUERN, all of this county...
Mr. BEN MECHLIN, so long and favorably known as chief clerk for BIBBLER & BABCOCK, and for GEO. HOLZMAN, can now be found at Mr. C. A. MITCHELL's dry goods store, first door north of FROMM'S. It is whispered that a partnership between MITCHELL & MECHLIN has been proposed...
B. F. DAWSON, Editor "City Drift," went to Plymouth, Monday, to assist the editor of the MAIL AND MAGNET in his editorial duties ...

JAMES STINSON last week hauled 1,334, feet of ash lumber, with two horses, ten miles to Rochester.
DIED. -Mr. I. N. McCOY, of this county, died near Kewanna, on Tuesday of last week. He was well advanced in years.
-Mr. THOMAS LEAGUE last Sunday received a dispatch from Greenwood, Indiana, stating that his father had just died at that place. He left at 11 o'clock Sunday night to attend the obsequies.
A large stick of wood fell from the second story window of the school house, last Thursday, striking VORIS COOPER on the head. With the exception of a sore head and the loss of two or three teeth no other injuries were sustained.
Information is wanted concerning JONNY THORP, who wandered from his home, the residence of W. C. HOAGLAND, in Henry township, on Thursday, February 25, 1875. He is tall, slim built, of dark complexion, has light hair and blue eyes. He was well dressed, and had on a pair of blue overalls, but took no extra clothing. He has a sharp nemory, and a good education in all common school branches except writing. He was thirteen years of age the 23d of February, yet entirelv incapable of earning a living. When last seen he was standing at the depot, in Rochester, waiting for the northern bound train. Any information relative to his wherabouts will be thankfully received by Mr. Hoagland, at his place. Exchanges will confer a favor by circulating this notice.

-Last Saturday it was currently reported in Rochester, that Mr. THOMAS WILSON had been waylaid on Friday evening, while on his way home, and robbed of his watch and some money. Since that time Mr. Wilson has been interviewed by an officer who reports the facts to us about as follows: Some time last week Mr. Wilson sold his corn crop, and it was but natural to suppose that he drew the money for it almost immediately. It is no unusual thing for him to remain in town till after dark, and walk to his farm, some two miles south-east, by the way of the railroad until he reaches the residence of Mr. JAMES DAVIS. On this occasion he had passed beyond the STAVE FACTORY, and was just opposite KILLEN Pond, which lies on the west side of the railroad, when two men sprang upon him and cried out, "Look out for the train!" at the same time running their hands down in his breeches pockets, and turning them inside out.
In the scuffle, by some means, Mr. Wilson was rolled down the bank to the edge of the pond, where through fright he determined to make his escape by plunging in, which he did. The ice was not of sufficient thickness to bear him up, and the water too deep to admit of his stepping upon the ice and breaking it with his feet, so in order to pass through the pond, a distance of about thirty yards, the ice must be broken with his fists, which he continued to do until he arrived at the opposite shore. With his hands all bruised and bleeding he proceeded to the house of one DAVID SPONSENBEE, who conducted him to the residence of Mr. James Davis, where he was warmed, dried and his wounds bound up.
Upon examination it was found that only his watch was missing. He had not received the money for his corn, and had but a small sum with him, which was in his hind pocket.
Inasmuch as the rascals did not receive any booty, except the watch, no particular effort is being made for their arrest.

A. J. ANDERSON is studying medicine.
Rev. T. BELL, of Lincoln, is here on a visit.
Akron boasts of a lodge of the DAUGHTERS OF REBEKAH.
Mrs. ADAMSON, Mrs. GAMBOL and Miss GAMBOL, are on the
sick list.
A daughter of JAMES WILHOIT, three hours old, "batted" her eyes and made faces at her father.
DILLON & STRONG are making arrangements to sell the Studebaker wagon and South Bend plow; also other farming implements.
WILLIAM H. HATCH, dry goods merchant from Lincoln, is safely housed in Akron, and is ready to do good to all who may call upon him. He is sociable and jovial, and a gentleman in every respect, and a subscriber to the SPY.

[letter from Branch Tr., Marion Co., Kans, Feb. 3d, 1875, sgd DANIEL REDER] - - Mr. WM. J. HILL: Sir - Permit me, through you, to acknowledge the receipt of $15, contributed by Grass Creek Grange 1,418, to be distributed to the most needy of this neighborhood....

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 12, 1875

What I know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
The very first settler of the country now known as Fulton county, is said to have been WILLIAM POLKE, afterward known as Judge POLKE. Being a man of integrity and considerable ability, he was elected, after the organization of Fulton county, April 30, 1836, County Surveyor, which at that time was a very important and laborious position. Prior to this time, however, he erected a log house on the north bank of Tippecanoe river, near the present bridge, the flooring, doors, window frames, etc., of which he sawed from large solid logs with a common whip-saw. The house was built for the purpose of entertaining the traveling public, and was so used for some time, but as an inn keeper he was not an entire success. In 1812 he fought under General HARRISON, at the battle of Tippecanoe, near Lafayette, and distinguished himself as a valiant soldier. In 1840 he was appointed by President Harrison as general Land Office Receiver, with his office at Fort Wayne. Further along in this series of letters I may have occasion to mention Judge Polke again.
The first settler we accosted after arriving in this county, was GEORGE COLWELL. At Mud Creek we found Mr. THOMAS MARTIN, father of JAMES MARTIN, our present ex-County Commissioner, to whom we paid $1.50 per bushel for corn to feed our horses. The next settlers we found were JAMES ELLIOTT, MARTIN H. VENARD and JOHN WOOD. James Elliott was afterward elected justice of the peace; Venard became one of the first County Commissioners; he died in Pulaski county. John Wood afterward moved west. On our way towards Rochester, or the place now occupied by the town of Rochester, we found the following settlers: THOS. JACKSON, WILLIAM MOORE, SAM'L G. SPERRY, EBENEZER WARD and WILLIAM SPENCER. William Moore still lives and is aged about 69 or 70 years. GEORGE BOZARTH and one JAMES MOORE were the only persons living on the present site of Rochester. James Moore was a boarder in the house of George Bozarth, and kept a grog shop in a little burr oak cabin which stood on the ground now occupied by JOHN KEWNEY's reesidence on Main street. Some time afterward he sold a barrel of whiskey to an Indian, named DOMIN, for one hundred and fifty dollars, for which he was prosecuted and fined ten dollars, and the whiskey had been made half water.
Without much delay we passed on to the Tippecanoe river, where we first beheld the notable WILLIAM POLKE, who entertained us until we made our final drive into Richland township. Here we found ---- COWEN, STEPHEN CHERNY, Widow SHEPHERD, (daughter of Judge Polke), ROBERT WILEY, (father of NEWTON, MILTON, and G. W. WILEY), WILLIAM A. HALL and MICHAEL SHORE. Now I believe I have named every white family living in the county at that time. With the exceptions of William Moore, they have all passed away.
The first settlers of Henry township were ALFRED WELTON, WILLIAM WHITTENBERGER and HENRY HOOVER. The township was named after the last named person. The first settlers of Union township were JOHN TROUTMAN, WILLIAM TROUTMAN, and GREENUP TROUTMAN. I think THOMAS W. BARNETT came about the same time.
The first election held after my arrival was at GEORGE BOZARTH'S, father of LOT N. BOZARTH, who lived where the proprietor of the Rochester BREWERY now lives. Every white man in the county was there and Mr. Bozarth gave us all our dinners, Fulton being at that time attached to Cass county for judicial purposes.
The mail was carried on the Michigan road in a four-horse coach. In the spring of the year passengers were required to walk half the way and carry rails on their backs to pry the coach out the mud holes. It was a week's journey from this place to Indianapolis.
At the outlet of Manitou lake was erected a small flouring mill and a blacksmith shop, by the Government, for the benefit of the Indians. At this place the Indians assembled from time to time to receive their pay from the Government. Many funny and startling things happened at this point in those years, that might be interesting to a few readers. Surrounding the mill and blacksmith shop were, perhaps, one hundred sheds or shanties erected for the purpose of selling goods and whiskey to the Indians at pay times. Great robberies were frequently committed on the poor Indians by these dealers. They would sell them goods at from two to six prices, get them drunk and steal the goods and sell them again to some other Indian. The Government paid the Indians in gold, which was put in $1,000 packages or boxes. Sometimes these boxes were stolen from one or more of the Indians, the gold taken out, and refilled with sand and placed beside the drunken red man. A drug store was also one of the conveniences of this place, kept by ROBERT MARTIN, who was also a son of THOMAS MARTIN.
Another trading point was on the south bank of the Tippecanoe river, west of the crossing of the Michigan road. The dry good store belonged to one EWING of Logansport, and was conducted by HENRY TAYLOR. This man Taylor at one time sold an Indian a cloak worth $15 for $60.

Mrs. PHILLIP COOK is lying very ill, and but little hope is entertained of her recovery.
The printer made us say that LIZZIE NORRIS was married on Saturday, instead of Sunday.
SAMUEL SIBERT has purchased the land in this place that belonged to JOHN BOZARTH, for $300.
Walnut and poplar lumber is fast disappearing from our county, and it will not be long until shipments of the same will entirely cease.
Those who got out ties for the CONTINENTAL RAILROAD have got tired waiting for their pay and are hauling them to Rochester and selling them to another company.
SAMUEL HOOVER has prepared for sugar making by laying in a supply of buckets, at a cost of $2 a dozen. Sam is an enterprising farmer and has one of the finest camps in the county.
GEORGE P. ANDERSON whose letter appeared in last week's SPY, used to be Marshal of Rochester, was "Captain in the army" during the Rebellion, and is a brother to ED. ANDERSON, of this place.
CHRIS. DOLPH who was mentioned last week as having had $40 stolen from him in Marshall county, is the same who formerly lived in this place and who came near drowning in the Tippecanoe river this winter.
JAMES McQUERN of this place was formerly well acquainted with JOSEPH E. McDONALD, our new United States Senator. Both were apprentices in Lafayette at the same time; McQuern in a blacksmith shop, and McDonald in a harness making establishment.

The first work of the Board was awarding the contract for building a BRIDGE across Mud Creek on the Michigan Road to JOHN R. SHOUP and JOHN HUNTER. SAMUEL W. JULIAN, of Wayne Township, presented a petition for the building of a BRIDGE across Blue Grass Creek of the same description and at the same cost as the one to be built across Mud Creek. The petition was granted, and Mr. Julian was awarded the contract.... One of the most important actions of the Board was the appointment of Assessors for the various townships ... For Wayne Township, JOHN W. RUSH; Union, ENOCH MYERS; Aubbeenaubbee, JOHN HENDERSON; Liberty, JOHN AYDELOTT; Rochester, WM. McMAHAN; Richland, FREDERICK GRAEBER; Henry, SIMON MILLER; Newcastle, PETER MEREDITH...
The above are all the claims that have been allowed up to the time
of our going to press last evening.
The above is from the ROCHESTER SENTINEL of last week. ...

DIED. -At the residence of his parents, south-west of Rochester, on Monday, March 8, 1875, of pneumonia, JESSE R. DAVIS, aged 30 years, 6 months and 1 day.
The deceased was an exemplary young man and well liked by his associates. His funeral was preached on Tuesday, by Rev. R. D. UTTER. He was a member of the Prairie Union Grange, and was buried with the honors of the order.

Spelling school to-night at the court house. Go!
A family by the name of SWARTS left this county for Cecil, Ohio, last Tuesday night.
GEORGE WHITESIDE's off mule has a way of rearing up behind that is not altogether pleasant.
JOE WEIDNER, at the depot, has sold his grocery and saloon, to a man from Marshall county.
JACOB STAHL moved to his farm, south-east of Rochester, last week. Now let him join the grangers and he will be all right.
Mrs. JONES, a widow, with four children, moved from the northern part of this county to Miami county, last Tuesday, by wagon, through the fifteen inch snow.
It is said that ANDY DAVIDSON moved his billiard tables and traps into the new hall, over REES'S furniture store, last Sunday evening. The devil will certainly have to enlarge his domain in order to make room for all his subjects, for he is the only chap doing a successful business during these dull times.
Dr. ROWDEN is yet dangerously ill. CRAVEN, the photographer, is confined to his bed.
JOE BEEBER purchased at Ernsperger & Jackson, a set of new patent smoothing irons. Mrs. BEEBER is happy.
JACOB A. C. THOMPSON, Esq., has been doing a good work for us in the way of taking subscriptions for the SPY ...

(Good Farm for Sale) The undersigned has a good farm, containing 143 acres, (90 acres cleared), good timber, good house, good water, good orchard, &c., situated in Henry township, this county, which he will sell at a bargain. Address HARMON BIGGS.

JACOB SPERRY uses the only patent hay rack that comes into town.
Miss TIE DAVIDSON holds the strings gracefully over her galloping pony.
We think we are safe in saying that there isn't another school teacher in this township so universally liked as M. S. WEILLS.


IN MEMORIUM ... Round Lake Grange No. 1303, P. of H., Wayne township... held March 4, 1875... our worthy Brother, I. N. McCOY... JAS. WARE, THOS. J. WARE, Comt'.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 19, 1875

SAMUEL ODAFFER, near Kewanna, will sell his personal property, on Saturday, April 27.
Mr. S. H. HOFFMAN, of Richland township, has moved to Rochester, and will become one of its useful denizens.
MARION REITER, one of the genial good fellows, at the Granger store, donated the SPY office, a very pretty lead pencil.
Mr. JOHN BLANCHARD, the Singer Sewing Machine Agent, for this county, reports that he sold five machines last week ...
Miss MATTIE SMITH, of Peru, who is teaching a country school, some where between Wagoners and Lincoln, called at the SPY office last Saturday...

SPELLING SCHOOLS. The Tidal Wave of Orthography Strikes Rochester ... Two Spelling Matches at the Court House...
It struck Rochester on Friday evening, March 12th... The members of the Presbyterian church were the first to take active steps toward organizing a spelling class... (names mentioned) SIDNEY KEITH, Esa., Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, Rev. A. V. HOUSE, JOHN STALLARD, J. O. STEVENS, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS., T. J. McCLARY, Sheriff MOON, LEAT COOPER, Miss ROSA BRACKETT, Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, ISAIAH WALKER, Miss ELLA KEWNEY, Miss ALLIE STURGEON, WILL SHELTON, Miss ALICE BARB, Mrs. MERCER, CHARLEY BEERY, W. H. GREEN, A. F. BOWERS, CHARLEY HINMAN, CURG. RANNELLS, ED F. CHINN, Dr. V. GOULD, G. I. MILLER, Mrs. JUD AULT, Mrs. MINNIE SHRYOCK HUGHSTON, Mrs. H. B. JAMISON, Dr. C. F. HARTER, Miss MANDA MECHLIN, Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, Dr. H. B. BOSWELL., E. E. COWGILL, Mrs. PEARSON, Mrs. E. CALKINS, Miss MARY BROWN, Miss ELLA BARB, Miss LIDA STRADLEY, Mrs. DAVID P. ELLIOTT, Miss ADRIA ANDRUS.

CHARLEY MOORE, the artist, was called home from Peru last week by the sickness of his father, GEO. MOORE, Esq.
PHILIP HOOT arrived last week, "bag and baggage," from Ohio, whence he had moved last summer. Phil is a number one mason and plasterer and intends to reside on his farm and work at his trade, as he did before he moved away.

ELLIOTTS WAREHOUSE. Grain, Hides, Furs... Sand and Calcined Plaster, Cement, Lime, Plastering Hair, Flour and Feed ... J. B. ELLIOTT, Ware Rooms at North end of Town.

Don't forget to attend the public sale of the personal property of Mr. SAMUEL ODAFFAR, near Kewanna, Saturday, March 27th.
Theodore is an unfortunate name. Mrs. THEODORE ICE, of this place, has followed the example of Mrs. Theodore Tilton, and left her husband.
DIED. -The young man JOHNSON, who shot himself while out hunting, last week, has since died. The charge entered the abdomen and passed upward toward his stomach. One of his hands was also badly wounded.
Mrs. J. C. SPOHN has been spending the winter at Aurora, Indiana, on the Ohio river, believing that place preferable to her health... Wednesday he received a telegram requesting his immediate presence. It is hoped nothing serious has occurred...

(Special Notice) I hereby give notice that my wife, MATILDA M. ICE, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, and that I will not pay any debts of her contracting. THEODORE ICE, Rochester, March 19, 1875.

'Squire HERMAN's court room was well filled on Tuesday and Wednesday by the spectators called forth for the purpose of hearing a case tried wherein one SAMUEL CROSSGROVE was charged with administering medicine to a Miss KATE STAHL for the purpose of producing an abortion. Both parties reside near Bruce's Lake. Crossgrove was bound over in the sum of $500 to put in an appearance at the next term of court.

We have triweekly MAILS from Logansport.
Mrs. DOUGLAS and Mr. GEORGE JOHNSON are on the sick list.
Mrs. E. B. BUCHANAN, of Star City, is visiting friends in our place.
Although WM. BLACKBURN is a tall man we have no doubt he feels two feet taller now, as he has a new mill hand.
RUFUS VANBLARICOM has sold his share of the grocery to LEVI VANBLARICOM, whom you will find a very accommodating fellow.
G. W. COOK has built himself an ice house, and put up a nice lot of ice, so we will not be required to go to the Flour City when we want a piece of ice to make our butter hard, next summer.
JOHN WHITE, living a half mile south of here, cut his foot very badly, yesterday, while chopping in the woods ... We hope his recovery will be speedy.
JOHN MILLER has sold his property here to JOHN MOON. Miller is moving on a farm. Moon has sold his property to a Mr. MILLER, from Metea. Mr. HANNA moved to Logansport. Mr. STURGEON moved in Mr. HANNA's house, and Mr. ARNOLD moved in with Mr. KELSEY.

Miss IDA PORTER, W. J. WILLIAMS, CHARLES PLANK and LEROY ARMSTRONG were visiting in Plymouth last week.
JACOB STEVENS, just south of town, is confined to his bed because he had his leg severely injured by a mud boat, last week.
"The ELLSWORTH" is the name of a literary society that meets at the saw mill school house, one mile south of Rochester, every Friday evening... WILLIAM WALTERS is President.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 26, 1875

I. W. BROWN has purchased the BOYD MILLER farm, west of town.
DIED. -MORRIS L. BROOKS, formerly of this place, died at Big Rapids, Michigan, on the 14th of this month, aged 76 years.
WILLARD HATCH, one and a half miles west of Lincoln, in Miami county, will sell all his personal property, at his residence, on the 31st inst.
DIED. -Mrs. ELLEN HATCH, wife of WILLARD HATCH, near Lincoln, died Monday, March 14th. Mrs. Hatch was aged about 42 years, and was a sister to W. A. and T. G. HORTON.
Mr. A. W. DAVIS, in Newcastle township, two miles west of Bloomingsburg, will sell all his personal property, on Tuesday, March 30th. Mr. Davis contemplates moving to this place.

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
Those who read article No. 1 will remember that I said I moved into this county in company with four other families, but I neglected to say who they were. JAMES ORMSBEE, ROBERT ORMSBEE and JONAH BASSETT were the heads of three families. The fourth family passed on, without delay, to Laporte county.
Immediately on our arrival we commenced building small pole cabins, in which we lived without floors until we could put up hewed log houses, which we completed in September of the same year. We settled right in the woods; not one foot of land was cleared on our claims prior to our coming. The work of clearing the land in the heavy timber was then commenced in earnest. Chopping down trees and cutting them into log lengths, splitting rails and piling brush was no light work, but through the hope of some day enjoying rest and the blessings of our labor, we toiled on without a murmur of complaint. We spent in the following spring eleven days rolling logs off the cleared ground and into heaps, preparatory to burning; and I might mention here that if we now possessed the timber destroyed by fire at that time, it would command more money than the land is now worth from which it was cleared. Coming events did not cast their shadows so far in advance as to disclose to us the fact just mentioned, and even if it had, it was an imperative necessity that we should have plenty of cleared land in those days, on which to raise grain for our immediate subsistence.
All kinds of provisions were very scarce and therefore very high priced, and the early settler who did not raise his own provisions, unless he was the possessor of a well filled pocket-book, would be compelled to abandon the undertaking. In those days large droves of hogs were driven from the southern and more thickly settled counties of the State by way of the Michigan Road, to the State of Michigan. From these drovers we sometimes purchased hogs for stock or for slaughtering for which we paid on an average of ten dollars per hundred, gross. Flour was also worth ten dollars per hundred, and all other necessaries proportionatoly high. It may be a little digression from the subject, but I want to say just here to those of the present time who are complaining about hard times and the hardships they are enduring in order to get a start in the world, that you have not yet taken one lesson in hard labor or experienced any such thing as hard times.
Soon after our arrival emigration came pouring in settling in various parts of the county, which was a source of great encouragement to all, and being personally acquainted with each other we dwelt in peace and unity, laboring so far as possible for each other's good. Being devoid of church and almost without public worship, frequent visiting between families was the result, to the enjoyment of all.
The first wedding in the county was that of DAVID SHORE and SUSAN ORMSBEE, by Esquire WARD, who resided just south of the present site of Rochester.
The first few crops of wheat raised in this county were hauled to Michigan City, for which we received forty-five and fifty cents per bushel. On the return trip we brought salt, groceries and other commodities. It requiring about one week's time to make the journey.
The site of the county seat was selected in 1836, and in order to call an election to elect county officers a sheriff must be appointed by the Governor of the State. ROBERT MARTIN and JACOB BOZARTH were desirous of receiving the appointment, and in order to determine who should be recommended to the Governor for that position, a ballot was had which resulted in the choice of Mr. Martin, who called the election to elect the first county officers for Fulton county. In those days the character and qualifications of the man was alone considered, party politics had but little to do with county elections. LOT N. BOZARTH and JOHN B. WARD were the candidates for Clerk; Bozarth receiving a majority of thirteen. JOHN DAVIDSON and GEORGE COLDWELL were the candidates for Sheriff; Davidson was elected by a majority of two votes. It will be seen by reference to our present county map that Lot N. Bozarth served as Clerk, Auditor and Recorder, and that John Davidson as Sheriff and Treasurer, for the first term.
The first attorney who located in Rochester was JOHN B. WARD; the second was our present Col. K. G. SHRYOCK; third, I. W. HOLEMAN; fourth, SIDNEY KEITH.

Dr. A. BROWN's practice seems to be growing steadily.
HENRY MILLER, who "vamoosed," a short time since, has returned.


GEO. MOORE is convalescent.
A. F. BOWERS and wife are now residents of Rochester.
ABE NICODEMUS says the Baxter law has been "wa-ca-ted."
NORVAL WHITE, the "devil" in the spy office who mixed my items so outrageously two weeks ago, is able to be around again. He'll be careful whose items he spoils next time.
Miss JO DAVIDSON is elected to teach our summer school. An application from Miss ELLA WILHELM came one day too late. Miss W. is a fine scholar, and has a splendid reputation as a teacher.

DIED. -Several deaths have occurred since my last items were written.
- Mr. S. ZELLERS, and Mr. A. JACKSON have each lost a child, and Mr. GOUHL lost two.
-Grandfather ZELLERS, while assisting in tearing down an old shop, belonging to his son JOHN ZELLERS, of this township, had one of his legs broken below the knee, by a part of the building failing upon him. Both bones were broken and protruded through the skin. The bones were adjusted by Dr. BRACKETT, but he only lived a few hours after. No blame is attached to any one for the accident as his grandsons begged of him to stand back from the building, but he wanted to see it fall he said. He was 79 years old, belonged to the Lutheran church and was a quiet, peaceful citizen. He was buried yesterday aweek at Winamac.
-Mr. WRIGHT, who lived near Bruce's Lake, died last Sunday night.
JOHN KILLMER, Mine Host of the KEWANNA HOUSE, has sold out to R. BLAIR, of Rochester. Mr. Blair takes possession the 1st of May.
Among the late arrivals at this place are BURT BENHAM, of Ohio; Mrs. BALL, of Nebraska; JOHN SKELTON, of Hebron; and Mr. and Mrs. YARLOT. Mr. Benham is going to move to this place in a few days, and cultivate his father's farm.

(Petition to Sell Real Estate) ... THOMAS TORRENCE, Administrator of the estate of FRANCES B. HUFF, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate ... Witness, my hand this 18th day of March, 1875. THOMAS TORRENCE, Administrator, S. KEITH, Att'v.

(Notice of Administration) ... SAMUEL O. COLLINS appointed Administrator of the estate of MARY ROBBINS, late of Fulton county, deceased... March 22, 1875.

Miss ELLA LAWHEAD, a dark eyed beauty, of this place, has gone to make her home in Peru.
Mr. H. C. ANDERSON has taken up his abode at Union City, Indiana ...
Mr. F. M. MOSS, a well-known miller, of this place, has moved with his family to Delphi. Miss MAGGIE MOSS has been visiting in Illinois, this winter, but returned in time to accompany her parents to their new home...
Mrs. MARY CHURCH, who has for some time been a subscriber to the SPY, called to renew her subscription, last Monday ....

KNOW ALL MEN: That I, WILLIAM E. WOOLLEY, a dealer in all kinds of Leather, Shoe Findings and Saddlery Hardware, am holding forth in Rochester, Indiana, one door south of the Wallace Hotel, where the fancy sign board stands upon the side-walk.........

Sick list - ETTIE REED.
The RAILROAD BRIDGE across Tippecanoe river was said to be in a dangerous condition last week, caused by drifting ice.
It appears now that the Dr. THOMPSON who died a few weeks since was neither a homoeopathic or eclectic, but an allopathic.
HENRY MYERS left Rochester last Monday night on the 11 o'clock train, expecting to land at Niles Junction, California, one week hence.
Mrs. PHILIP RADER, of Akron, is visiting in the vicinity of New Waverly, Cass county. Dr. J. W. HEFFLEY has returned from a visit at Adamsboro.
RUFUS BLAIR, has traded his property in this place to Mr. KILMER, of Kewanna. Mr. Blair, after the first of May, will be proprietor of the KEWANNA HOUSE.
DIED. -Mr. JOE RICHARDSON, the gentleman whose name was mentioned in this column a few weeks ago, died of dropsy at his residence in Henry township, last Monday. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Akron Citizens Cemetery, Henry Twp.: JOSEPH RICHARDSON, died March 21, 1875, at age 60yr-5mo-4da.]
The CALLIOPEAN LITERARY SOCIETY was resurrected last Monday evening. The proceeds of their spelling match amounting to $14.30; this, together with the five cents they already had, will well fill their treasury box. The name has been changed to the "Lyceum."

SPELLING SCHOOL NO. 5... Saturday Night, March 28 ... Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, umpire; Rev. R. D. UTTER, pronouncer, FRANK ERNSPERGER and ENOCH STURGEON, captains ....
The following... have been chosen from the out townships to spell for the "belt:"

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, just south of Rochester, Thursday morning, March 18, 1875, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. BURT H. SLUSSER, of South Bend, and Miss BELLE WALTERS......... After a short tour through the west they will make their home at South Bend...
DIED. -At the residence, in Aubbeenaubbee township, Thursday, March 18, 1875, JOHN ELLIS, aged 45 years and 6 months.
The deceased was born in Piqua, Ohio, and moved to this State some twenty years ago. He united with the Presbyterian church about fifteen years since. He leaves a wife, several children and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.

DIED. -JAMES WILHOIT buried his little daughter, last week.
WILLIAM BEMENDERFER has bought the ANDY KRAMER farm, south-east of Akron.
JOE WILHOIT lost 36 stands of bees. We hear of many other similar circumstances.
Human events are tolerable scarce, but L. B. CUTSHALL is as happy as a big sunflower, because it's a girl.
JOHN ALAMAN commenced a protracted meeting, at the Lincoln School house, north-east of Akron, last Sunday night.
MARRIED. -Mr. SIPPY and Miss OLIVER, by Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: AMOS B. SIPPEY m. HESTER S. OLIVER, March 11, 1875] -also ANDY SHOEKAN and Miss ---- near Harrisburg; all on the 10th instant. The last-named couple took a wedding tour down Main street, taking in SLABTOWN, arriving from the north in time to get a smoke and go home rejoicing.

[letter from Center Point, Ind., sgd. L. F. AMBROSE - not dated - - - ]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 2, 1875

Dr. A. K. PLANK is about to move his drug store one door farther north. Doc is an enterprising citizen.
JOE WEIDNER is fitting up a billiard saloon in the room formerly occupied by ANDY DAVIDSON. He purchased the building some time since.

Look at Rochester. She contains: One jail, one bank, one tannery, three hotels, a post office, one saw-mill, eight saloons, eight doctors, one infirmary, five churches, three bakeries, one book store, two foundries, eleven lawyers, seven ministers, population 2,827, one leather store, three city wards, one court house, one eating house, two brass bands, eight shoe shops, four tailor shops, three drug stores, one express office, two livery stables, two dental offices, four cooper shops, one grain elevator, four harness shops, one marble dealer, one gunsmith shop, twenty-six streets, three barber shops, one Masonic Lodge, eighteen carpenters, two jewelry stores, three meat markets, one woolen factory, eight milliner shops, two hardware stores, two furniture stores, three school houses, one Bible repository, three lumber dealers, three flouring mills, two picture galleries, two musical agencies, five blacksmith shops, one railroad and depot, one cigar manufactory, four insurance agencies, one Odd Fellows Lodge, one stave and heading factory, five grocery stores - exclusive, one egg-packing establishment, two professional sign painters, three sewing machine agencies, three clothing stores - exclusive, two dry goods stores - exclusive, one sash, door and blind factory, one agricultural store - exclusive, twenty-five constitutional loafers, nine dry goods and grocery stores, two hat, cap, boot and shoe stores, two printing offices and newspapers, one planing mill and furniture factory, one clock and watch repairer - exclusive, two religious denominations that own no property.

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
In the year 1837 emigration was largely increased and Fulton county bid fair to become a leading agricultural district. For reasons which may be readily conceived, emigrants sought the uplands and sandy districts, but time and drainage has made the prairie and river bottom-- more valuable to the production of corn and products generally, and therefore commands at the present time a higher price per acre.
During the above mentioned year the following persons settled in Richland township, west of the Michigan road: THOMAS ERSKINE, WILLIAM McGUIRE (father of GEORGE McGUIRE, now living in Rochester), JAMES HOLSTOCK and MORRIS BLUGET. Bluget some time after moved farther west. The other persons named lived and died in this county. On the east of the road the first settlers were SALEM P. TAYLOR, JOHN KENNEDY and MARSHAL IRVIN, who have also been laid away in the grave. ABIAL BUSH settled on the Michigan road a short time before the coming of YOUNG, MOORE and DAVID RALSTIN. In 1839 these three Ralstin boys (all single at that time), purchased the land belonging to ROBERT WILEY. Each proved himself a good and useful citizen and done much to the interest and enterprise of the county. Young and David have since passed away. Moore is still living, and doing business in Rochester.
DANIEL W. JONES, ISAAC BUTLER and ABEL C. HICKMAN settled in 1836, just over the line in Marshall county, and about two miles from the Richland township neighborhood, however, we called each other neighbors and were neighbors in fact. At a little later date D. W. JONES, who is now one of the oldest residents of Rochester, went to that place to clerk in a dry goods store for a near relative, where he gained the reputation of being a first-class salesman, and was the means of drawing to that store much trade which his relative would not have otherwise received.
In 1843 a man by the name of DAVID HOLLAND opened a saloon in the little village of Rochester, now known as the "north end." The proprietor of the saloon became the most frequent customer, and although the liquor he drank was not of the poisonous kind now used, he became a hopeless drunkard and a disgrace to a civilized community, and almost too low for the association of the poor Indian. In order to remove the nuisance the citizens offered to buy him out, to which he agreed, promising he would not engage in the business again in Rochester. The brandies and wines were taken by the druggist. The whisky barrel was rolled across the street, a hole dug in the ground, the head of the barrel knocked in, the whisky poured out, set on fire with a little straw and burned up. HUGH MILLER was one of the men who helped dispose of this whisky shop, and when the whisky was burning he said "the strong arm of the law will some day put down the retail of intoxicating drinks." That prophecy may be true, but the indications are that it will be some time yet before it will be fulfilled. MICHAEL TROUTMAN was also present on this occasion and desired to be permitted to take one more drink before the liquor should all be consumed. That strong arm has not yet been stretched forth, but God grant thaat it may be before another generation of drunkards shall go down to the grave.

[letter from Rev. SAMUEL WOOLPERT, North Topeka, Kan, Feb 1875. Mr. JOHN PENCE]... I have been, with thousands of others, brought to feel the heavy pressure of hard times in Kansas... If you will present my case to your friends and mine, and get me a few dollars, I will be verv grateful, indeed. I have been sick for the past three months and am now really in great need.

Since our last letter there has been three weddings.
MARRIED. -JOHN McCAUGHEY secured that bird at last, and he is finishing his cage as fast as he can. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: JOHN McCAUGHEY m. HANNAH R. BEATTIE, Feb. 18, 1875.]
-DAVE ELLIOTT, concluding that he couldn't live alone any longer, secured MAGGIE McCAUGHEY as his helpmate.
-WILLIAM PUGH and Miss LAURA HENRY couldn't live single any longer, so they to the preacher hied.
We wonder why ALF. MATHEWS and CHARLIE HILL rode so far through the mud the other night when there was church closer home than the one they went to. Explain boys!
Why is it that EB. FURGESON has so many girls. We think for looks we are a hopeful looking youth, although our mustache is not black. We can't have even one. Eb. do give us the reason.
Persons who have an ear for music should attend the singing school at the Wayne school house, and hear Prof. STUDEBAKER give instructions in vocal music.

UNLAWFUL TRANSACTIONS. -To make a long story short, we write:Last Saturday afternoon, two boys of the SPY office, J. THOS. DAVIS and F. NORVAL WHITE, each with gun in hand, went to the lake to shoot ducks. Two other boys had been out in a boat and returning said to the first party they could have the boat they had just used. Davis and White got in and sailed out. Saw a very long gill-net which proved to be the property of JOHN and ANDY EDWARDS... (who) appeared on the shore... (argument ensued)
The boys returned to town and the assaulting party went out on the lake to raise their gill-net. Since that time the Edwards' have been trying to settle the matter with young Davis without a law suit, but no terms have yet been agreed upon.


Rev. J. BOICOURT has moved to Pin-Hook.

JOE ARNOLD of this place, and Mr. BLACKETOR, south of Rochester, have traded farms.
It is rumored that the dam at the outlet of the lake Manitou will not be rebuilt. There is some talk of either cutting the race deeper, or else putting steam works in the Pottowottomie mill.

(Special Notice) Notice is hereby given to all and every person that any business transaction by any member of the firm of GEORGE R. BEARSS & Co. will not be recognized by FEDER & SILBERBERG. March 25, 1875.

The ROCHESTER LYCEUM... meets every Monday evening, at the school building ... Question for discussion: "Resolved, that Ignorance and Superstition has caused more suffering than pride." Come everybody.

L. H. SHATTO, at Kewanna, has sold his drug store, and will hereafter devote his whole time to the practice of law.
Dr. SPOHN returned from Aurora, with Mrs. SPOHN, last Thursday. Mrs. Spohn is now at the residence of her mother, and is quite feeble.
SAMUEL SWARTWOUDT, the bailiff, exhibited a benevolent spirit by supplying the ladies at the spelling school, Saturday evening, with fresh water to drink. Commendable.
Prof. T. W. FIELDS, principal of the Kewanna graded schools, gave us a call last Saturday. He is a young man of preposessing appearance, who will doubtless prove an efficient teacher and superintendent.
N. F. CLARK, and his bride started this week to make their home at Mt. Vernon, Missouri...
Mr. H. D. TERRY returned from Kentucky, last week, where he has been engaged as cashier of the Shotwell Coal and Mining Company. He intends moving to that place immediately.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND, in company with the young ladies previously named, is attending the musical academy at Fort Wayne. Miss Allie possesses a very full and clear soprano voice, and a thorough knowledge of vocal and instrumental music will qualify her for many useful positions in life.

Sick list - DOLLIE SHAFER.
PERRY SHORE, a Missourian, is visiting friends and relatives in Rochester.
WALTER R. BACON, once a school boy at this place, has gone to the Black Hills.
L. S. EMERICK had a new covering put on his Jefferson street residence this week.
J. W. SMITH and SAMUEL LINE have each a now organ - we mean a musical instrument.
Mrs. JOSEPH LAUER returned from Cincinnati, last Thursday, where she spent the winter.
ELIJAH PARSON has purchased the Monroe street property of Mrs. DAVIS, formerly of Akron.
JOHN THOMPSON, a Marshall county farmer, was in Rochester last Monday, completing arrangements for moving to this place.
MARRIED. _ The marriage of Mr. WILLIAM PUGH and Miss LAURA HENRY, on the 17th inst., though not entirely unexpected, will be surprising to some. May their days be long and full of pleasure.
BILL WHITEFORD says the amount of MAIL matter from Akron to Silver lake is about two letters each trip. That part of the route has been discontinued, and now Billy only has to go to Akron, three times a week.
Mr. JOSEPH BARRATT will leave Rochester, next Monday, for the scene of present excitement - the Black Hills ...

SPELLING SCHOOL NO. 4... arranged by the ladies of the Presbyterian church, took place at the Court House, Friday evening, March 26th.... Judge KEITH, Umpire; Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, pronouncer; Rev. A. V. HOUSE and Col. SHRYOCK, tallymen; W. J. WILLIAMS and T. J. McCLARY, captains ...

Mrs. LOUDERBACK, of Valparaiso, is visiting friends and relatives here.
Dr. FAIRBANK is contemplating a visit to Kankakee and Cairo, for his health.
Miss LOU RICHTER, of the Flour City, is at present with her aunt, of this place.
RUFUS VANBLARICOME thought he had sold his farm last week, but I guess he was mistaken.
FRANK LOUDERBACK is again working on the saw mill for WM. BLACKBURN. Frank is a pretty steady young man.
All seemed to enjoy themselves well at school, Wednesday. The pieces spoken deserve much praise. A good dinner was gotten up by Mrs. ARNOLD, Mrs. BURROUS and several others, which was eagerly devoured by the visitors.

[letter from Thayer, Iowa, March 15, 1875, sgd J. A. BRAMAN - - - -]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 9, 1875

JOHN W. DAVIS is deputy assessor of Rochester township.
The GOOD TEMPLARS of this place seem to be growing in favor and in numbers.
Mrs. EMMA MOLLOY, spent a few days in town, last week. She seems to be using all her energies for the cause of temperance.
What I Know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
In my last I omitted to mention, in speaking of Mr. DANIEL W. JONES' clerkship, the fact that the building in which he done such successful business is still standing and is now used by Mr. JOHN KEWNEY as a ware room, situate one door north of his present residence. It is now very old and dilapidated, but around it cluster many pleasant recollections.
The first jail built in the county was erected in 1837, by JOSEPH ROBBINS, father of Dr. A. H. ROBBINS. It was a double-walled, or rather a double-logged building, and was situated near the present residence of Dr. C. F. HARTER. It was a two story building. The entrance was by an outside stairway, on the east side, leading to the second story, there being no door in the first story, only a barred window. The size of the jail was about 18x2O feet, and was rather solid and secure for a log jail.
The next building erected at the expense of the county, was a small frame, on the ground now occupied by Mr. G. M. SARGENT's two-story brick, for the purpose of holding court in. It was also two-stories high. The upper story was divided into two rooms - one being a jury room and the other was occupied by lawyer WARD, who was mentioned two weeks ago. It answered the purpose for which it was built for several years, but in the course of time, with the increasing population of the county, and consequent increase of court business, it became too small, so that from 1845 to 1848 court was held in the old Methodist church, which stood on the lot now occupied by the present M.E. church. The old court house was moved some time since, two squares east, to Monroe street, where it was converted into a dwelling, and is now owned by WILLIAM McCARTER.
The present court house was built by Mr. HENRY KENT, and was completed in 1848. The brick jail was erected some time afterward, under the contract of ELIJAH BARNES, father of ELIJAH S. BARNES, at present a resident of Logansport.
The first Representative from this county to the State legislature, was WILLIAM RANNELLS, father of R. N. RANNELLS, proprietor of the CENTRAL HOUSE.
JOSEPH ROBBINS, and JOHN ROBBINS, his brother, came to this county in the year 1836. The former settled and cleared the farm now owned by SOLOMON WAGONER. He also erected the building in Rochester so long known as the CONTINENTAL HOUSE. Afterward he traded his farm for a stock of dry goods and became a merchant. In the course of time he put up the house for his own occupancy now owned and occupied by Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, his son, where he lived till he died, in 1851. The old store building, which formerly stood just north of JESSE SHIELD's brick store room, was also erected by him. Joseph Robbins was a live, enterprising man, who done much in his day towards building up Rochester. The people of this county gave him the honor of representing them one term in the State legislature.
JOHN ROBBINS cleared and made a farm five miles north of Rochester, on the Michigan road. He was elected and served for some time in this county, as associate judge. He afterward was elected county commissioner, but died in 1852.
The first white child born in Fulton county was a son to WILLIAM MOORE, which was named HENRY P. MOORE, who owned the poor farm.
Col. K. G. SHRYOCK first settled in this county in the year 1837, and erected a little frame building on the south-west corner of Main and Carroll streets, now owned and occupied by ELLHU LONG. Shryock, as will be remembered, is a tailor by trade, which business he followed for some time after he became a resident of Rochester. Being a man of considerable talent he was elected justice of the peace. He soon became wedded to his law books, and by the aid of his brother-in-law, who was an attorney, he soon came out a full fledged lawyer, and able to contend with his tutor in any law suit.
JOHN J. SHRYOCK was the first physician in Rochester. LYMAN BRACKETT came next. Both died in this county.
ALEXANDER CHAMBERLAIN built a large building at the north end of town, (now owned and occupied by Mrs. CULVER), for a hotel, for which purpose it was used for many years.
In 1836 Indians were still plenty in this county, who usually moved about in large numbers, camping in such places as were most suitable to their peculiar notions. Hundreds have been at my house, slept on the floor and ate at my table, and I became quite well known by them, and I learned "right smart" of the Indian language, which has since served me many a good purpose. On one occasion when they were encamped near my residence, Mrs. WILSON, her sister and myself, concluded we would make them a visit, which we did, to the apparent great delight of all the warriors and their squaws. Our little daughter, aged only about five months, was taken from our arms and carried throughout the entire camp, and exhibited to the squaws in the tents and compared with their own dusky children. What may seem remarkable to the mothers of the present day, Mrs. Wilson was no way alarmed about the absence of her infant, though it was kept from her sight about one hour. We had every assurance that with the kindness we had shown their people no harm should befall us on their account. Although they were savages they remembered every little act of kindness shown them, and seldom if ever betrayed a friend.

DIED. -Miss IDA MOORE, daughter of THOMAS MOORE, Esq., died last Sunday morning, of local congestion.
WALT STICKLES of South Bend, formerly of this place, is a papa, and can sing, "Doxery, doodleum, dinkleum dum," equal to any "par."
A short time ago JOHN ANDERSON, the junior partner in the farming firm of E. T. ANDERSON & SON, concluded he would dissolve the partnership heretofore existing between himself and his paternal ancestor, so, quietly withdrawing his share of the capital variously estimated at from 2 to 3 cents, he "lit out" for parts unknown. The senior partner is very much dissatisfied with the arrangement and talks of resorting to printers ink to compel the delinquent to fill the unexpired term of his obligations.

DIED. -The funeral of Mrs. ELIZABETH VANTRUMP will take place from the residence of her son, CALVIN, to-day (Thursday), at 10-1/2 o'clock.
H. O. WILSON, of this place is just passing through a severe attack of typhoid fever. By careful watching and nursing he is now in a fair way to recover.

C. ANTHONY has hung his "banner on the outer wall," on which is inscribed "Ice Cream."
J. G. PEARSON's band is in training for the centennial and the Presidential campaign of 1876.
DICK VAN DIEN is proud of his new baker. Mrs. VAN DIEN is doing well, and the boy is as peart as a rabbit.
Miss LIDA STRADLEY will take her position behind the counter at D. S. GOULD'S, about the first of May. Of course all her young friends will go there to buy.
Mrs. ANDREW SHEPHERD is seeking better health at the Hot Springs, Arkansas.
JOE WEIDNER has just fitted up the neatest BILLIARD HALL in Rochester, in the room formerly occupied by FERGUSON & ASHTON's grocery...
And now we learn that Mr. CHAS. HAMLET, at Bloomingsburg has nearly completed a club of twenty-five for the UNION-SPY.
CHARLES JACKSON, the new express agent, "persuaded" the I. P. & C. railroad company to build a new platform near the depot...
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, in Fulton, Sunday, April 4, 1875, by A. MARTIN, Esq., Mr. WILLIAM BRAMAN and Miss ELLA JOHNSON. ...
DIED. -In Rochester, at the residence of Mrs. HUGH MILLER, of consumption, April 3, 1875, Mrs. MARY SPOHN, wife of Dr. J. C. SPOHN, aged 28 years, 6 months, and 4 days.
Mrs. Spohn was a daughter of HUGH MILLER, a sister to Mrs. AGNEW, SILAS, JAMES and JOHN MILLER. Her loss is deeply felt, and those in Rochester with whom she has been a cheerful associate from her infancy, sorrow greatly at her early demise. The deceased was a lady of good culture, cheerful disposition, amiable and kind under all circumstances, and beloved and highly respected by all who knew her.
-In Rochester, at 4 o'clock Sunday morning last, of consumption, Rev. PHILIP ROWDEN, aged 46 vears, 2 months and 2 days.
The deceased had been a resident of this place for several years, always maintaining the highest respectability as a citizen and practitioner. He was born in England, but came to America with his parents when but seven years of age. He was converted at the age of fifteen and commenced preaching at seventeen. Later in life he engaged in the practice of medicine, which profession he was pursuing at the time of his demise, though he done much preaching and lecturing from time to time, as he was called upon. As an orator he was particularly beautiful and eloquent, never lacking for the most appropriate language to convey the highest and noblest thoughts. His mind seemed to be grasping continually at the sublime and beautiful, and his auditors were some times made, as it were, to hear the songs of angels in heaven, the melody of birds in the air, while flowers blossomed and bloomed at their feet, and beauty and goodness pervaded the face of the earth and the immensity of space. His remains were borne to the grave by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a worthy member, having climbed to the highest round. He leaves a wife, four children and a host of friends and admirers to mourn his departure.


A. M. SHIELDS has again returned from Greencastle.
Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW MILLER will spend the summer months visiting in Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM WALLACE is having a new fence built around his west Market street property.
WILLIAM B. ZELLERS, long a resident of Henry township, has moved to the staked plains, in Starke county.
Mr. ED. TUCKER, of this place, has purchased the Kewanna Drug store, and will take Dr. I. E. WRIGHT with him to manage affairs.
W. J. WILLIAMS preached at the Mt. Zion church last Sunday afternoon, instead of Rev. ELLIOTT, who was retained in town to preach a funeral.
Rochester is minus a couple of young men, CHARLES PLANK and SHERMAN CHANDLER, who have gone to Frankfort to sell carpet-stretchers. May-be they'll make it pay, may-be they won't.
Fifteen or twenty men, women and children, the entire population of Millark, think it would accommodate them if they had a post office. That is what they are working for. So mote it be.
Old MIKE HENRY was returned to Rochester, and taken to the county poor house last Thursday, by Sheriff MOON. For a long while he was at the State insane asylum, but was returned incurable.

March 30, 1875
I was formerly a writer for your paper under the name of S --- o and again ask to be heard through your columns...
I will give you notice of the deaths of three old settlers, within two miles of Fulton, whose deaths have not been noticed in your columns. The last of November, 1874, of quick consumption, HENRY MESSINGER. The deceased left a wife and three children to mourn the loss of husband and father. He was a native of Switzerland, from whence he emigrated with his and father's family about twenty years ago, to this county, of which he was a resident at the time of his death.
December 22, 1874, Mrs. JOHN GREEN, of typhoid fever. She was a faithful member of the M.E. church, and as a true Christian mother attended faithfully the duties of her family and church. Her loss was sorely felt in and out of the family circle. She leaves a surviving husband and seven children to mourn their loss.
March 25, 1875, Mrs. ELIZABETH TOWNSEND, wife of J. R. TOWNSEND. The deceased was attacked about two years ago with that lingering and dreaded disease, consumption, during which time she suffered all that is connected with such an affliction. She bore her pain without a murmur, and when nearing death's dark shore, she replied when asked by her friends, how she felt: "I know it is all right beyond. I long to be with my Master." Funeral services by Rev. T. M. BELL, of Five Corners. Mrs. Townsend was a daughter of Mr. SAMUEL STIBBS, whose death was chronicled in my column about one year ago. Also sister and sister-in-law to Mrs. and Mr. MARSH, near Perrysburg, Indiana. My readers will remember what befell him, and during his suffering his wife was taken off very sudden and soon after he followed her....

MARRIED. -A wedding took place about five weeks since between WM. HILL and MARY J. FLOOR, and as usual they got a belling, at which the bride's parents treated all present to the best of their ability, but when dawn appeared a buggy wheel had disappeared from the bridegroom's buggy, and the whereabouts of said wheel is still a mystery to all save the vile perpetrators of the deed.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 23, 1875

Mrs. ELIZABETH WRIGHT and daughter, of near Bruce's Lake, gave us a call, last Thursday. Mrs. Wright has been appointed by the clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court, administratrix of her late husband's estate.
Miss MATTIE COOPER, of Rochester, has been employed to teach the school in district No. 5, in Newcastle township, known as the Bartman school ...
DIED. -In the hurried make up of last week's issue the notice of Mrs. MELISSA STURGEON's death was omitted. Mrs. Sturgeon was the widow of WILLIAM STURGEON, deceased. She died at her residence in this place, April 10th. She was a noble Christian woman.

Last Saturday a party consisting of Rev. C. J. DEWITT, W. J. WILLIAMS, WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON SICKMAN and myself (visited) the Fulton county POOR FARM. . . I found that since the opening of the institution in 1872, 37 persons (our party excluded) have been received. Of this number 25 have been dismissed, 1 ran away, 2 died and buried on the farm, and 9 are retained. The names of those there at present, the time received and present ages are as follows: MARY YOUNG, May 7, 1872, 57; ANDREW LAWRENCE, June 8, 1872, 25; CHARLES SMITH, June 8, 1872, 39; HENRY BOWMAN, March 27, 1873, 56; WILLIAM GEARING, September 17, 1873, 38; ANN KEARNES, September 24, 1873, 17; BETSEY DONNELY, October 17, 1874, between 75 and 90; MARY SHERIDAN, January 20, 1873, age not known, MICHAEL HENRY, March 1, 1875, age not known. Of the above list, five are incurably insane, and three were in the State asylum at one time. Miss Kearnes, though possessing all the faculties, cannot utter a word...

FRANK HOWELL began his school last Monday; ...
FRANK GRAHAM will move his tin shop into the rooms now occupied by the drug store. He will then add a larger stock of goods in his line..
The school in charge of Mr. T. W. FIELDS is growing in interest. The attendance is increasing, the discipline good, and the order excellent ...

The Sunday-school at the Champ school house is prospering finely.
Rev. Mr. BELL, of Akron, has been called to the pastorate of the Baptist church, at Fulton.
Mr. JOHN CHAMP will keep the South Bend plow and its repairs, for sale this summer.
School will commence at the Champ school-house, next Monday; Miss EMMA CARVEY, teacher.
Miss MARIAH COONS has returned home from school, and will take charge of the Calvert school ...
JOSEPH CHAMP lost a fine cow last week. One of his fat cattle locked horns with the cow and broke her neck the first round. The cow died immediately.
Mr. JOHN BLOOM is building a large barn this spring. The BELT boys, from Lincoln, are doing the carpenter work ...

Somebody's cream-colored dog took a "shoulder of mutton" out of HUGH VAN METER's flock last week, and carried off a good load of shot in his worthless carcass. Where does he belong?

Mr. W. H. RILEY has returned from Ohio, with a help mate.
Mr. JOHN PENCE has purchased landed property near this place.
The I.O.O.F's of this place have finished paying for their Hall, and are clear of all indebtedness.
C. W. HOLMAN, Esq., has sold his farm to Mr. GEORGE BOYCE, of Marshall county. We lose a valuable citizens

Fulton is having quite a run of dances.
Miss JOSIE STURGEON has been selected to teach our school this summer.
WILL DOWNS had a corn husking a short time ago. Not this year's corn, however.
The services of Miss ELLA BARB, a very popular teacher, have been secured by the Prairie Union district, for the summer term.

(Sale of Lands) ... belonging to the Estate of HUGH MILLER, deceased, are FOR SALE, to-wit: (described) ... Inquire of DAN AGNEW, Rochester, Ind.

Miss HIDA HOLZMAN is clerking at her father's store.
Sheriff MOON's father is now a resident of Rochester.
LEROY ARMSTRONG is studying law with CALKINS & SLICK.
Mrs. S. BEVERLY has been sorely afflicted with rheumatism.
CHRIS HOOVER is building an addition to his furniture store.
DIED. -BRANT McKEE died at his residence, six miles south of town, last Tuesday.
Mr. J. J. ROBBINS was on his back two weeks with a fever and other ailments, but he is all right now.
ISRAEL DAVIS will sell all his personal property at public sale, at his residence, four miles north-west of Rochester, on Saturday, May 1st.
Mr. CHARLES HAMLET, of Bloomingsburg, is our agent at that place and will receive subscriptions for the SPY at club rates until his club of twenty-five is completed.
Miss MARY MERCER and MOLLIE HORTON returned from Fort Wayne last Friday. Miss Mercer took her departure again on Monday and will pursue her studies for several weeks yet.
Mr. JOHN BUSH, formerly of Newcastle township, is now a resident of Knoxville, Iowa...

A daughter of E. P. COPELAND, residing in Iowa, is visiting at this place at present.
PETER ACKERMAN has sold his Madison street property to Mr. BEECHER, who will soon take up his residence in Rochester.
Mr. WILL DOBSON, once a citizen of Rochester, but later an inhabitant of Michigan, is visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.
JACOB VANTRUMP has sold his Madison street uncompleted brick residence to T. J. McCLARY and G. W. HOLMAN who will proceed with the work until the house is ready for occupancy for last named gentleman. Later - Mr. Holman has sold his interest to C. P. HINMAN.

(Notice of Appointment) ... ELIZABETH WRIGHT appointed Administratrix of the Estate of JAMES S. WRIGHT, late of Fulton county, deceased... April 16, 1875.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 30, 1875

B. F. CARTER returned from Missouri, last week.
Mrs. JOHN S. TAYLOR has about recovered from a severe spell of sickness.
CHRISTIAN NEWHOUSE makes daily trips between this place and Akron, and carries passengers at very low rates.
B. E. MORRISON the auction man, is occupying a room on Main street, nearly opposite the post office.... you will do well to employ him if you have a sale to cry.
T. G. HORTON, at Lincoln, manufactures the Knox washing machine. See advertisement in this paper ...
J. G. HILL, the well known blacksmith who occupies the CRAVEN shop, at the north end of town, has invented a new iron and steel cutter. He is now engaged on a model to send to Washington, intending to secure a patent. The advantage of this machine, will be that they will cost only about one-eighth of the price paid for a similar machine, and will do the work with greater speed and just as well. Blacksmiths are invited to see it.

M.E. CHURCH PROPERTY SOLD -At a meeting of several of the principal members of the Rochester Methodist Episcopal church, Thursday evening, April 22, 1875, a resolution was passed instructing the trustees to sell said church building, parsonage and lot for a sum not less than $5,000. on the Saturday following the same was sold to ERNSPERGER & JACKSON for the sum of $5,500. The Trustees, on the same day purchased the ODD FELLOWS old hall, on Jefferson street, for $1,000, and will set about immediately to prepare it as a place of worship ....
Ernsperger & Jackson will commence next week remodeling the church building to be occupied bv them as a drv goods, grocery, boot and shoe store.

REPUBLICAN CORPORATION CONVENTION... central committee, the Republicans of the corporation of Rochester, met in convention at the court house, Saturday evening, April 24, 1875. The convention was called to order by Mr. J. H. BEEBER, who on motion was elected chairman. The following persons were chosen by ballot:
(For Trustees) First Ward, D. R. MARTIN, Second, J. M. REITER, Third, WILLIAM CHINN.
(For Clerk) LEVI S. EMERICK.
(For Treasurer) CHAS. P. HINMAN.
(For Assessor) JOHN BLANCHARD.

DEMOCRATIC CORPORATION CONVENTION... in convention at the court house, last Monday evening and put in nomination for town officers ... :
(For Trustees) First Ward, V. ZIMMERMANN, Second, W. H. DENISTON,
(For Clerk) REES EMERY
(For Treasurer) FRANK RICHTER.
(For Assessor) DAVID RANNELLS.

HUGH VAN METER is pushing his barn to completion, and S. DAVIDSON is preparing to erect a dwelling house.
TOM PARKER goes, in a few days, to make brick for WILLIAM BITTERS, near Akron. Tom is said to be an expert at the biz.
Mr. PECK has rebuilt where the fire-fiend swept away his house, and the widow GIFFIN and son have moved in with the few effects contributed by the neighbors ....
Mr. GEO. MOORE is lying very ill with erysipelas in his face... He is better now. Mrs. MOORE, his wife, and CHARLEY, their son, are also very sick.
B. GUISE is putting up a new house.
MARRIED. -DOC LOUGH and Miss WRIGHT were married last Sunday night, after much trouble in procuring some one to perform the ceremony,...[See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: DAVID LOUGH, Jr. m. CALLIE WRIGHT, April 18, 1875.]

G. W. COOK has a new wagon.
CHARLIE DAVIS has again left Fulton for Kansas.
Sick list - Mr. GEORGE JOHNSON and Mrs. K. MARTIN.
Rev. COBERT is preparing to move to Downfall, the first of May.
School commenced here on the 12th with Mr. TRACY as teacher. Out of 36 votes cast 26 were for Tracy.
D. C. ARNOLD and WM. APT have moved to the country. FRED APT has moved to Royal Center. He sold his property to Mr. FEGLER, the miller.
MARRIED. -At Mr. STINGLY'S, on Thursday, April 15, 1875, by Rev. BOICOURT, Mr. CORNELIOUS GREEN and Miss ANNIE STINGLY. Also at the same time and place, Mr. HENRY MYERS and Miss CARRIE GREEN....

F. P. BITTERS is going to swing the trowl this summer instead of the rod.
A. J. LEWELLEN remains with the Akronites another year ...
WM. GRINDEL has sold his western Slabtown farm to a Mr. MYERS, from Ohio.
LAWSON M. NOYER is teaching the Akron school. Lawson is a good commander in the school room.
HANNAH McKAIN, daughter of E. A. ARNOLD, and widow of C. McKAIN, of Salem, Ohio, is visiting her parents in this place.
V. H. DANIELS has an organ emporium in S. S. TERRY's office ...
ANDREW HANN, of Kansas, has traded his western farm for the P. OLIVER farm, east of Akron. Andrew don't want any Kansas in his.
WM. BITTERS is commanding a squad of mud slingers in Miami county. JOHN HARTER will have a brick house before he is aware of it.
School houses in the SHEETS settlement are getting plenty. Three within a mile and a half of each other. That must be a good neighborhood for children.
S. S. TERRY has sold his town farm to G. McCLOUD. Mr. Terry reserved the garden lot to build on... got discouraged and concluded not to build...
Akron is making some permanent improvements. V. SHAFER is about to complete a fine residence, in the west end of town. A. GAST is repairing his dwelling and enlarging his shoe shop. Mrs. PENTZ has built a kitchen and wood house. F. DILLEN has moved his house back to give room for a larger and better one ...
DIED. -In Akron, at his residence, April 24th, JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH, of congestion. The deceased enjoyed reasonable good health. It was very sudden and unexpected, and it has cast a gloom over our village. He leaves a wife, six children and a host of friends to mourn over him. He was buried on the 27th, by the I.O.O.F. of which he was a prominent member. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends.

JOHN MATTHEWS, Esq., sold his match team for $400.
The members of the WEST UNION CHURCH contemplate building a new church the coming summer.

LEROY ARMSTRONG carries one eye in a sling. A base ball did it.
H. O. WILSON made his first visit down town last Tuesday, since his severe illness.
ABNER THOMPSON and M. YEAGLEY, of Akron, like many others, are courting this week to the detriment of their own business.
The big finger on WM. A DAVIS' left hand is drawn in against the palm, caused by a catarrh and erysipelas on that hand last fall. He intends soon to have the muscles cut and the finger straightened out.
ISAAC GOOD cried Dr. SPOHN's sale and made the people pay well for the whistle...
WILLIM B. MILLER, of Tipton, Indiana, formerly of this place, writing to renew his subscription says: "My family will not do without the sPy..."
Miss ELLA REX has indeed become an accomplished pianist ... She executes gracefully the most difficult foreign music, and sings German songs with as much fluency as though she had been educated on the banks of the Rhine.
Mrs. WILL HULING, of Henry township, kindly presented us with a peck of delicious bell-flower apples ...
J. B. FIESER, of the firm of KAMMERER & FIESER, blacksmiths and wagon makers, has just completed one of the neatest open buggies ever put up in this place. Mr. Fieser has had much experience at his business in large cities and knows just how to do good work.
Mr. F. N. RICHARDSON, for four years a resident of Red Cloud, Nebraska, has removed with his family to Henry township, in this county...

It was with much difficulty a jury was found to try JACK ANDERSON who is charged with incest. The trial commenced Wednesday noon and will probably continue through the week. The jurors for this trial are as follows: F. K. KENDRICK, WM. FERGUSON, JOHN SMALLEY, JONES McKEE, S. H. HOFFMAN, HARRISON DUDGEON, B. C. WILSON, JAMES MARTIN, WILLIAM VAN METER,

DIED. -At his residence in Akron, Saturday, April 24th, of congestion, JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH., aged 60 vears, 8 months and 23 days.
Mr. Slaybaugh was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1814, and when yet a young man moved to Indiana, located in Carroll county and engaged in the tannery business. In February, 1845, he was married to his now bereaved widow, whose maiden name was GAMBLE. Shortly thereafter he and his wife moved to Miami county, subsequently to this county, locating at Akron, where he accumulated considerable wealth, by working at his trade and farming. His illness was of short duration, and very severe. He attended a regular meeting of the lodge last Wednesday evening, but after returning home was seized by the disease that caused his death. The remains were taken in charge and interred by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he was a good and faithful member. By the death of Mr. Slaybaugh, Akron has lost an exemplary citizen, the Order a worthy member, the family a kind and loving husband and father. A widow, six children - three sons and three daughters - and many friends and relatives are left to mourn his loss.

HENRY HISEY, a workman in BARKDOLL, KENNEDY & CO.'s planing mill, had his left hand badly mutilated by a ripsaw, last Friday. The little finger was sawn off and the bone in each of the other fingers badly broken.
Last Tuesday forenoon Mr. C. C. JOHNSON, fireman at POWNELL & McDOUGAL's steam saw-mill, in the south-east part of town, was assisting about a buzz saw, which was being used for edging boards ... Each of the four fingers were more or less torn. The bone of the big finger was entirely sawn off. The fingers may heal up but they will always remain crippled.

ALMOST A TRAGEDY. -Capt. HORACE LONG, well-known in this place, was an officer during the late war, where he cultivated an appetite for strong drink, and up the the present time has had frequent spells of indulging in the "ardent" to the mortification of his relatives and friends. For the past two or three weeks he has been unusually "high." Last Tuesday he became somewhat deranged (and attempted to take morphine, but was prevented by his wife) ...

AMOS L. THURSTON is selling the cottage bee-hive in Shelbyville, this State. He is a Rochesterite.
ELMER DUNHAM, formerly a typo in this office, was arrested and remanded to jail in South Bend last week for a glorious drunk.
Miss SAVINA BARNHISEL, formerly a resident of Rochester, but later of Topeka, Kansas, recently received six building lots in that city as a present, on her 18th birthday.
The old HUGH MILLER residence, four miles south of Rochester, on the Michigan road, was destroyed by fire, last Tuesday morning...
O. D. ROSS will probably visit Warsaw and other small towns in this part of the State, next week, and after returning home will go to Hillsdale, Michigan, to recruit his health.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 7, 1875

Mr. JAKE GERSON, the happy merchant, tailor and clothier, is the father of a fine boy.
Dr. H. B. ERNSPERGER, of Gilead, was in town last Friday. His practice is increasing greatly.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON commenced last week to excavate a cellar, over which will be erected an addition for their grocery department.
E. H. TURNER, of Tiosa, was stabbed in the foot by HOWARD PETERS, at the circus, last Friday afternoon. The prosecuting attorney refused to take the case for the reason that both parties were at fault, and both were badly under the influence.

We are called upon the City Drift to explain the location of the ISTHMUS. It is a corner attached to Fulton county, on the southeast, nearly surrounded by other bodies of land in Kosciusko, Wabash and Miami counties (instead of waters) ...
MARRIED. -Two individuals were happified yesterday. Mr. JOHN DILLMAN found his first love in the person of an Ohio lady. Aged each between forty and seventy-five. May their days of happiness be as many more.

What I know About Its Early Settlement
In the year 1851 the good people of Fulton county were startled with the news of the cold-blooded murder of ARNOLD PERRY, a farmer, residing on the Akron road, about four miles east of Rochester. Mr. Perry was a bachelor. His mother, a widow, kept house for him, and her grandson, JACK CLEMANS, was also a member of the family.
It appears that sometime prior to the incident, or murder, which I am about to relate, Mr. Perry promised voung Clemans, his nephew, that after his death the farm should be his, which promise doubtless resulted in the death of the uncle.
In the course of time Jack Clemans courted a young lady by the name of KATIE NIXON, daughter of A. NIXON, now a citizen of Rochester, but at that time a resident of the same neighborhood with Mr. Perry. I learned from the evidence and reports during the time of the trial that young Clemans desired to marry this girl but possessed no means of support and therefore was anxious for the time when his uncle's farm should become his own. I think the facts will show that he meditated upon this matter and determined finally to take the life of his uncle that he might come into immediate possession of his property.
At the time of the murder I was a resident of Rochester, my term as sheriff of Fulton county, had just expired, but I was frequently employed to look up and ferret out suspicious characters and incidents. Word came to town one evening that Mr. Perry had shot himself or been shot by some other person. Dr. CHARLES BRACKETT was then coroner of the county, and he immediately summoned a jury, and proceeded with them to the farm of the murdered man. As a member of the jury I determined to sift the matter to the bottom. The general opinion was, as expressed by young CLEMANS, that Perry had shot himself. Arriving at the farm we found Mr. Perry lying on his left side and face, in the woods where he had fallen. On examining the wound it was found that the bullet had entered his back and came out at his breast, which fact lead me to believe that other hands had held the gun than his own, though the other members of the jury seemed unwilling to believe anything but the first report, that he had shot himself purposely or by accident.
The body was taken to the house where the investigation was continued. Mrs. CUFFLE stated that in the morning Mr. Perry went to the north part of the farm to cut some rail timber, and her grandson to the south of the farm to do grubbing, and as was the custom in the early settlement of this county, each took his gun with him to his work. I requested young Clemans to bring me his gun, but he refused to get it for me. The gun was however produced by another person, which caused Clemans to become somewhat agitated and nervous. I found that the balls used for this gun were the same size of the one which passed through the dead body before us. I took the coroner aside and told him that Clemans had shot his uncle, but he thought that that would be very unnatural. The rest of the jurors also decided against me, but I felt that I could not be mistaken in the guilt manifested by the young man. On further examination I learned that Clemans was wet up to his knees when he came home that afternoon, and that there was no water in the direction in which he had went to work, but that there was much water in the direction of Mr. Perry, but the jury thought the evidence was still insufficient to find a verdict against him. I then told the jury that if he exhibited as much guilt the next day I would file an affidavit for his arrest.
At the funeral of his uncle on the following day it was plainly seen that his sorrowing was all pretense - looking through his fingers and weeping without shedding a tear. DAVID EDWARDS filed an affidavit for his arrest, and sheriff GREENWOOD took him into custody. A preliminary trial was held at the court house. Some two or three witnesses were examined which proved the guilt of the prisoner conclusively. Mr. VAN LEW testified that he heard on the day of Perry's death the discharge of two rifles in the direction in which Mr. Perry was found. A. NIXON testified that he was going by and saw young Clemans running from the place where Perry was killed, apparently to avoid being seen by him. S. DAVIDSON stated that he had examined and found tracks which he believe had been made by the prisoner.
As the trial proceeded and these facts were becoming more conclusive Clemans turned very pale, and trembling said: "Sit down, men, I will tell you all about it." In an instant the court room was as silent as the grave, and all looked eagerly at the prisoner hoping to catch every word of his confession. The prisoner went on to say that he had went around to where his uncle was at work and talked with him about a half hour, and that as he started to return he passed under some bushes which caught the lock of his gun, causing its accidental discharge, which killed his uncle.
This story not being a very reasonable one he was remanded to jail to await the setting of the Circuit Court. After being returned to jail he confessed that he had shot his uncle purposely. He said that he had went around to within fifty yards of where his uncle was at work, took sight from behind some brush, but his heart failed him and he could not shoot, but he again nerved himself to the task and shot him dead. To this, however, he put in the plea that his father, who resided, I think, in Henry township, had persuaded him to kill Mr. Perry, that he might secure his property. The father was arrested as an accessory to the murder, but took a change of venue to Miami county where he was tried and discharged, there being no such evidence found against him.
Shortly after the trial of the father at Peru, court was held in Rochester. Judge BIDDLE requested one evening that voung Clemans be brought before him. The judge informed him that his trial would come on the next day, and he should make up his mind as to what course he would pursue in his trial, stating that he was acquainted with all the facts which he had learned at the trial of his father.
It will be remembered that this murder occurred after the old log jail had been burned down, and for the time being a prison was made in the recorder's office, by planking up the windows and otherwise making it secure. This same evening on which the judge had conversed with Clemans about his trial, the prisoner by some means crawled out of his irons, burned a hole in the south window and made good his escape.

CORPORATION ELECTION. The Democrats Badly Scooped and the Whole Republican Ticket Elected. The Like Never Before Experienced in Rochester or Fulton County. ...
The following is the vote (Democrats in italics):
(Trustee - First Ward) DAVID R. MARTIN, 188,VALENTINE ZIMNRMAN, 180 (Second Ward) JACOB M. REITER, 199, WILLIAM H. DENISTON, 182 (Third Ward) WILLIAM H. C. CHINN, 213, LEVI MONTGOMERY, 161. (Treasurer) CHARLES P. HINMAN, 205, FRANK RICliTER, 168. (Clerk) LEVI S. EMRICK, 227, REES EMERY, 153. (Assessor) JOHN BLANCHARD, 230, DAVID RANNELLS, 144.

JOHN ANDERSON my JO JOHN has returned home, looking hale, hearty and happy.
GEORGE MOORE's family is convalescent; Mrs. JAMES VAN LEW has been prostrated by sickness for several weeks and is no better; Mrs. PHILIP COOK was believed to be in the last stages of consumption but is recovering.

The jury on the JACK ANDERSON trial disagreed. Four for acquittal.
MACK ASHTON has fitted up a room in the BALCONY BUILDING, as a sleeping department.
J. M. CLIFFORD will move into the dwelling formerly occupied by MACK and Mrs. WILLIAM ASHTON, on south Main street.
Mr. L. D. ATKISON is agent for the Aetna Life Insurance Company. His territory embraces Fulton, Cass and Miami counties.
We have engaged LEROY ARMSTRONG as our Court reporter for the trial of JOHN D. VANDERKARR...

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT, Hall of Akron Lodge, No. 426, I.O.O.F., Akron, Ind., April 28, 1875... death of Brother J. L. SLAYBAUGH... WILLIAM H. ARNOLD, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, MILO R. BRIGHT, Committee.

Sick list - WILLIE PLANK and Mrs. SAMUEL LINE.
The Presbyterian social met at the residence of J. W. DAVIS, last Tuesday evening.
DIED. -An infant son of G. M. SARGENT died last Saturday and was buried on Sunday. Funeral sermon by Rev. DeWITT.
W. E. CORRUTHERS, formerly a typo in this office, later of Robinson, Illinois, is visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.
Twelve vears ago last Friday CHES CHAMBERLAIN fought in the battle of Fort Gibson, Mississippi. Like all true soldiers he loves to relate his trials in behalf of the country.
The following officers were elected at the Baptist Sabbath School, ... superintendent, W. H. LINE, assistant superintendent, JOHN W. SMITH; secretary, B. F. DAWSON; assistant secretary, Miss MOLLIE BROWN; treasurer, E. KIRTLAND; librarians, GEORGE V. DAWSON and VORIS COOPER.
Last week an item appeared in this column concerning ELMER DUNHAM, of Plymouth, formerly a typo in this office. A letter from him states that he has not been in South Bend since leaving Rochester, and that the guilty person was one "AL" DUNHAM, a resident of South Bend...

Rev. Mr. THOMPSON, of Lincoln, will preach at the Champ school house, the first and third Sundays of each month during the summer.
The flouring mill, known as the OBENCHAIN, was burned, on the night of the 23d of April. Many farmers had their wheat stored in it.
The preacher's name at Fulton is BALL, not BELL.

Mrs. BOWEL is very sick.
Mrs. MARTIN is still very poorly.
WM. BLACKBURN's house will soon be completed.
I learn that PARK TOWNSEND has his house under roof.
CHARLIE DAVIS has gone to Washington City, instead of
G. W. COOK and FRANK LOUDERBACK are the happiest boys in Fulton.
Miss EVENS, of Mt. Zion, is visiting her sister here. I suppose Frank is glad.
Mr. KELSEY is clerking for G. W. COOK while G. W. is out buying butter, eggs, etc.
Mrs. MOORE has bought property on Main street and intends repairing it, and will then keep an accommodation house, as our town is minus a hotel ...
Dr. WAITE has had the house formerly owned by Mr. AITKEN, corner of Main and Aitken street, moved to the corner of Main and Davis, on his own lot. He intends having a new house erected where the old one stood.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 14, 1875

Mr. and Mrs. DAVID COOPER attended a wedding at Gilead, last week.
BYRON and FRANK MYERS, of Peru, came over in a buggy last Saturday. Byron is assisting his brother at the Treasurer's office.
Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, Mrs. E. E. COWGILL and Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK attended the Ladies' Christian TEMPERANCE UNION, of the 11th Congressional District, at Wabash, on the 28th and 29th of April.

THE MURDER TRIAL. A Full Account of the Killing of JOHN J. WALLACE, on the 20th of February, 1875. Testimony of the Witnesses.
The following are the attorneys: For the prosecution - Prosecuting Attorney, JONES, I. CONNER, K. G. SHRYOCK and ENOCH STURGEON. For the defense, J. S. SLICK, H. B. JAMISON, M. L. ESSICK, G. W. HOLMAN and E. CALKINS.
[very lengthy story of the testimony] ....

[Letter from Janesville, Wisconsin, May 5, 1875, sgd H. D. MASTELLER - - - ]

[letter from New Market, Missouri, Mav 6, 1875, sgd H. F. LANDES - - - ]

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT, Hall of Union Grange No. 1,132... death of Bro MILTON CARTER... WILL MYERS, G. W. MOON, DAVID LOUGH, Committee.

(Notice of Appointment) ... JOHN E. SLAYBAUGH, JOHN H. BALL appointed Administrators of the estate of JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH, late of Fulton county, deceased... May 12, 1875.

( Guardian's Sale) ... the undersigned guardian of the minor heirs of JAMES M. SEARCH, deceased, will... sell at private sale... five-ninths undivided (real estate, described)... JOHN G. TROUTMAN, Guardian, April 28, 1875.

(Guardian's Sale) ... the undersigned Guardian of the minor heirs of ABRAHAM KESLER, deceased, will... sell at private sale... (real estate, described) ... GEORGE KESLER. Guardian. May 5, 1875.

All claims against the late firm of GEO. R. BEARSS & CO. must be presented for payment at the office of the undersigned before the 10th day of June, 1875, or will not thereafter be recognized. FEDER & SILBERBERG. Rochester, May 13, 1875..

The new town council appointed Capt. DAVID RADER, Marshal to serve one year or during good behavior.
Dr. A. CANFIELD, of Fulton, has again returned to his home at Saunk Center, Minnesota. The doctor prefers this climate but objects to the scarcity of greenbacks.
Mr. J. ROSENBERG returned from Cincinnati last week, with his blushing bride, who with him is willing to share the uncertainties of wedded bliss in this history making town of Rochester.
Miss ROSA FERGUSON, eleven and pretty, goes to Mansfield, Ohio, to-day, where she expects to remain during the summer. Rosa is a bright little girl. Her associates will miss her greatly.
J. F. FOLTZ, of Alleyton, Michigan... paid us ... for two copies of the spy one year - one for himself and one for his uncle, Elder WILLIAM GREGSON, Wellington, Kansas. Mr. Foltz was formerly a Fulton county boy, but has been a resident of Michigan for four years.

(Pocket Book Lost) The undersigned lost his pocket book Monday afternoon, May 10, 1875, containing about $86 in money, somewhere between my residence, two miles northeast of Rochester, and the residence of DEL WARD, one-half mile east of Rochester... liberally rewarded... JOHN E. FENSTERMAKER.

DIED. -At Peru, Indiana, on Thursday, May 5, 1875, of palsey, Col. KILLIAN AMBROSE, aged 66 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Col. Ambrose was born in Westmorland county, Pennsylvania, where he resided for many years, and where he held several positions of honor and trust. At one time he received a commission from the government of that State as Colonel of a regiment of State Militia, which position he held for fifteen years. In 1842 he was elected to the State legislature. We have known him personally for fifteen vears and found him to be urbane and kind under all circumstances. His remains were brought to this place and interred by the side of his wife, in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. He was the father of Mrs. J. B. ELLIOTT, Mrs. J. S. TAYLOR and Mrs. GEO. WHITESIDE, of this place. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbvterian church by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT.

Sick list - TOMMIE HARTER.
Miss CLARA STURGEON has just recovered from a spell of sickness.
Mrs. MOON, wife of the Sheriff, is visiting her sister, Mrs. BURT SLUSSER, at South Bend.
A horse belonging to SAMUEL LOY died one day last week. He is scarcely able to stand the loss.
G. T. MILLER went to Eaton, Ohio, last week to visit relations, and returned home on Tuesday morning.
Miss ALICE PATTINSON, daughter of Rev. W. PATTINSON who was formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church at this place, late of Cambridge City, is here visiting friends.
BEN WEBER left home about two months ago concluding to try life on the paddle-your-own-canoe principle. It worked somewhat against the "grain" and he returned to the "parental roof" last Monday.

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
During my early residence in Rochester I prided myself somewhat as a detective, and was quite frequently emploved to ferret out doubtful cases, which I took some pleasure in doing though the pay on my part was generally rather poor. In this article I will relate a couple of incidents with which I was connected, leaving out however, a name or two for reasons that I will not here mention.
A large number of the citizens of Rochester of the present day doubtless remember BANNER LAWHEAD, who kept hotel at the CONTINENTAL HOUSE. At one time he paid one of his emploves the sum of eighteen dollars, which was quite a raise for an employe at that time, but before night he was penniless. Those who were acquainted with the facts had reason to believe that the money had been stolen from him by a man named CARTER (no relation of the CARTERs living in this county at the present time)
At the time of the robbery I was away from home, but on my return I was immediately solicited to investigate the matter and recover the money if possible. Knowing that Carter seldom possessed much money at one time, and was frequently sorely in need of the same in order to supply the necessaries of life, I determined first to ascertain if Carter had spent any money at either of the places of business in town. I soon learned that a merchant had received five dollars of him, which I thought would justify me in accosting the supposed robber with the act. Finding Carter I said to him that Mr. Lawhead's hired man had been robbed of eighteen dollars and that suspicion rested strongly on him as being the man who had taken the money. Carter replied that the people must have a very poor opinion of him. I told him that such were the facts nevertheless, and if he was not guilty of the offence charged he should immediately set about proving his innocence. I then told him of having spent a five dollar bill at CLARK's that day, and inquired where he got the money. He said he got it of a man by the name of ARMSTRONG, PETER BAUM's hostler, at Plymouth. Knowing that Armstrong was yet in Rochester I hunted him up and inquired of him about his loaning Carter money; but he said he had not done any such a thing.
Finding Carter again I told him that what he had stated about borrowing money was false, and that he must now straighten the matter up. He said if I thought he had taken the man's money he would give it to me.
I told him I did not want the money if he had not taken it from this man, but he insisted that I should and I finally accepted it, being fully satisfied that he had stolen the money from the old man. I told Carter that I would place the money in Mr. Lawhead's hands and if it was shown that he had not taken the money unlawfully it should be returned. Carter left town in less than an hour and has never been heard tell of since.
In order to save expense to the county it is some times as much the duty of an officer to help a petty thief get away as it is to secure him. Some years ago Dr. H. W. MANN kept a drug store in Rochester, and as is usually the custom he had a supply of wines of the best brands. One night the store was broken open and a decanter of wine abstracted. I was soon informed of the robbery and requested to ascertain if possible who was guilty of the crime. After thinking the matter over I concluded from the fact that nothing but the wine had been taken it must be the act of some thirsty individual only for the purpose of quenching his thirst.
At that time there was stopping in Rochester for a few days a man by the name of McCORMICK, the prosecuting attorney (a Democrat) for this judicial district, who had cultivated a burning appetite for strong drink, and on him, as it afterward proved, suspicion was well founded. I made bold to approach him with the statement that it was my impression that he was the person who had committed the robbery, for the reason that the glass stopper had been found in his room at the Central House. He was taken completely by surprise and in his fright cried out, "My God, have I got to go to the State's prison?"
Feeling a little sympathy for the poor inebriate, I told him if he would pay for the wine and settle up his business within two days, he might go. He promised faithfully that he would. Stepping into the justice's office I found Dr. MANN there swearing out a warrant for McCormick's arrest, having already learned that he had confessed the crime to me. I returned to McCormick and told him what was being done, and if he desired to avoid arrest he should fly to the woods.
After the warrant was placed in my hands ii became my duty to arrest him, which I proceeded to do. Riding down the road about three miles I saw him strike across the road a little way in advance. I called to him to halt, saying that it was my duty to take him back and deliver him up before the justice. On our return it was ascertained by Col. SHRYOCK that the papers had not been properly made out, and therefore the prisoner could not be held. SIDNEY KEITH also figured somewhat in McCormick's favor, and while a new warrant was being prepared the wine thief fled the second time. The second warrant was placed in the hands of other parties for his arrest, but the poor unfortunate was never returned, and Fulton county was saved a bill of expense.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 21, 1875

Little Miss LOLA TRUE has been severely bitten in the hand by a vicious dog.
E. S. BARNES, at Logansport, has sold his furniture store and become a hotel keeper.
CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, M. O. REES, R. N. RANNELLS, JOHN E. CATES, JUD AULT, ANDREW SHEPHERD and E. KENNEDY attended the Sailors' and Soldiers' reunion, at Chicago, last week.
Mrs. G. CALLOWAY and daughter, of Green Oak, called on us last Thursday. We are always glad to receive calls by the ladies from the country.
W. H. CARTER has had his big ice-wagon repainted in fine style. He proposes to give the citizens of Rochester a fair chance to keep cool this summer.
Dr. BROWN has been on the go day and night for the past week or more. Last Friday night, at 2 o'clock he treed a baby at the residence of ELIAS CRIPE. Elias walks a little straighter now.
JACOB WHITTENBERGER, the school trustee of Henry township, has given notice that he will let the contract for the building of a new brick school-house in the Sheets neighborhood, on the 25th of this month. The building is to be one story, 24 by 32 feet.
Mr. CHARLES JACKSON, of Richland township, says that after a careful examination of the apple trees he has reason to believe that the buds were all frozen ...

Uncle TOMMY BARNETT is some better than he was two weeks ago.
DIED. -MILTON CARTER, of this township, died last Monday, May 3d. He was a good citizen. His age was about 60 years.
MILT HILAND has sold his property to Mrs. LEITER and proposes to build a new house. J. SEARS intends building also.

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
[concerning robbery of EUEL KINDEL, a f armer, who resided nine miles north of Rochester in Marshall county on the Michigan road. In 1852 three men, BROWN, JOHNSON and CASWELL, living with one VAN CAMP, in Miami county, planned and executed a robbery of said Kindel. They had become acquainted with WILLIAM P. PRICE, a resident of this county at or near Sturgeon, who had little principle and was a habitual drunkard, but was a good blacksmith and an ingenious fellow. He became one of the planners of the above scheme, but did not help to execute it, although he was arrested upon suspicion because of the amount of money he had. Further particulars about the arrest effected by B. C. WILSON and THOMAS DOUGLASS at Peru.... Price was released on writ of habeas corpus, giving him an opportunity to run away. Brown and Johnson were not indicted by the grand jury and were set at liberty]

Mr. CALVERT has sold his farm to H. E. & C. F. STERNE, of Peru.
Mr. GEO. COOK comes through our part of the country once a week. George is a fair trader and a good fellow.
Messrs L. W. POWNELL & JOHN CHAMP have rented the JOB SMITH farm and will plant it with potatoes and wheat.

(Administrator's Sale) ... undersigned, Administrator of the Estate of JOHN L. SLAYBAUGH, deceased, will offer for sale at Public Auction, at the late residence of the decedent, in the town of Akron... Friday, June 4, 1875 (personal property) ... J. E. SLAYBAUGH, JOHN H. BALL. GEO. BURNS, Auctioneer.

Mrs. JOSEPH LAUER purchased MACK ASHTON's fine piano.
Miss LIDA STRADLEY looks very pretty behind the counter at the STAR STORE.
Miss IDA MARTIN and two other pretty girls, from Fulton, called on us last Monday.
W. H. HATCH, dry goods merchant, at Akron, has made an assignment to ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, of this place.
Mrs. COOPER, wife of Rev. J. J. COOPER, of the Paw Paw circuit, Miami county, has been visiting at Dr. HECTOR'S, her parents, during the past two weeks...
Mr. JOHN VAN DIEN, brother to RICHARD, moved to this place, with his family, from Hohokus, New Jersey, last week. Mr. Van Dien is a wagon maker by trade and proposes to engage in that business ...

A GOOD OPENING. -Any person wishing to purchase a first-class tannery, everything complete and ready for business, located at Akron, in this county, will meet with a bargain by applying at this office or to DILLON & STRONG, Akron, Ind.

Sick list - E. LONG and Miss ANNIE JACKSON.
A big thing on wheels - the Central house new 'bus.
Councilman REITER is preparing to place his present residence on a new foundation.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON will lay a new SIDEWALK in front of their York street store.
LOUIS FEDER walks down Mill Creek every morning to indulge in a drink of spring water impregnated with iron.
F. M. ORR, of Plymouth, a brother of Gate Keeper, late of the SPY, is here visiting friends and relatives ...
The residence of WILLIAM POWELL, just over the line in Miami county, was robbed of cash to the amount of $36 last Sunday morning. The suspicion resting upon a nephew, proved to be correct, though the juvenile thief has not yet been captured. LATER - Thursday morning The thief, JOHN POWELL by name, was arrested at Harrisburg, Wabash county, yesterday, and taken to Gilead for trial.

CHARLEY ROSS, a schoolboy of 11 years, last Friday fell headlong against a box enclosing a shade tree, with such force as to cut a gash two and a half inches in length on the left side of his head laying the skull bone perfectly bare. He was removed home and at present is doing reasonably well.

In our town [WALNUT] we have two drug stores, one saloon, two dry goods stores, one restaurant, one wagon shop, one blacksmith shop, two shoe shops, two saw mills, one broom manufactory, and one washing machine manufactory. This last establishment is under the supervision of FRANK DOWNEY, employed by G. W. CORY. Both are stirring, energetic men, adding much to the town, by giving employment to several hands.
G. W. THOMPSON keeps hotel here. One Mr. BELL and REBECCA HOOD were
guests at this house last Sabbath. The landlord says if they are not married they should be.
WILLIAM SURGUY has opened a meat market.
THOMAS MARSHMAN and CALVIN SHAKES start to-day for the south part of the State to seek their fortunes selling the Cottage Bee-hive.
J. R. PERSONET is the largest doctor in town and rides the smallest horse.
Dr. J. T. DOKE is building a large store room and town hall. On the night of the 26th of this month he proposes to open it with a dance...

Dr. WAITE has his house raised; Mr. PLUNK's is also up.
Miss MARY RHODES, of Logansport, is with her aunt, here.
LEVI VANBLARICOME has left Fulton for fairer fields and pastures green.
FRANK LOUDERBACK is not quite so happy as he was last week, on account of his neck.
TOM WOODS sprained his wrist very badly. He had to quit work, so he came to town to loaf.
W. J. WILLIAMS and W. H. GREEN, of Rochester, paid our town a visit on the 8th. Hope they will come again.
Miss LULA CORBET had a regular old-fashioned quilting on the 13th ...
Miss HATTIE EVANS and Miss ETTIE CORBET visited the School Thursday afternoon, and surely Mr. TRACY's ears burned after they left, for they could not talk enough in favor of the school ...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 28, 1875

Mrs. MAGGIE SNYDER, of Wabash, has been visiting her friends and relatives at this place and Akron, during the past week.
CHES CHINN has engaged to learn telegraphy at the office at this place ...
Mr. JOE BEEBER purchased the M.E. church parsonage of ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, some four weeks ago, for the sum of $175. He has moved it to a vacant lot on Railroad street and will fit it up in good style for renting.
Mrs. HARVEY DENISTON adorned our residence last Friday with a large, handsome bouquet of fresh flowers...
Grandpa DAWSON has so far recovered as to be able to get around on the street. He had been confined to his bed nearly all the past winter with typhoid fever and other diseases ...
Mr. A. W. LYON, of Raymond, Union county, Ohio, brother to D. W. LYON, with his wife and one of his sons, returned last week, by the way of this place, from an extended tour through the western States ...
Dr. C. H. ROBBINS returned last week from a general visit throughout the northern and western States ... seems to desire more particularly Kalamazoo, Michigan, as a place of residence. The doctor is anxious to dispose of his property in this county and seek a more healthy location for Mrs. ROBBINS...

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
[concerning arrest, escape and re-arrest of RICHARD G. ENO, horse thief in Richland township. Sentenced to the State's prison, at Jeffersonville for four years. After his term he returned to Michigan and immediately resumed his former business - stealing horses, was arrested. sentenced for ten years for stealing from one Mr. JORDAN, in Marshall county, but for legal reasons he had to be retried, but the witness, Mr. Jordan, was ill and unable to testify. Eno again broke jail, and has not been heard of since.]

ERNSPERGER & JACKSON'S NEW STORE ROOMS. [describing the results of remodeling the interior]

I. R. NEW's new house is completed...
Miss JESSIE NEAL is teaching the school at this place. LUCY SMITH is teaching at the Collins school house.
Mrs. MARTINDALE, of Missouri, is visiting relatives at this place; also Miss BETTIE JAMISON, of Indianapolis, is visiting relatives at Green Oak and Wagoner's Station.
VIVA CORBEN has gone to Ohio, to live with her aunt.
The Sabbath school has been re-organized ... L. H. SHELTON, Sup't; Mr. CAMERER, Assistant Sup't; Miss BINA ABBOTT, Secretary; and W. E. SHELTON, Treasurer.

Mrs. A. ONSTOTT is on the sick list.
F. DILLON will have the hansomest residence in east Akron.
Mrs. PEARSON and Miss BELLE WILLIAMS were visiting friends in Akron, last Sabbath.
Dr. HECTOR is the attending physician for Mrs. A. ONSTOTT. Doc knows how to patch up a physical wreck.
Lincoln, Miami county, boasts of I.O. of G.T. Lodge. The rummies had better look a little out for they mean business.
E. A. ARNOLD & SON are paying the highest market price for hen fruit - 12-1/2 cents per dozen...
Mrs. HANNAH McKAIN is about returning to Salem, Ohio, where the clime is more genial to her visions and dreams.
ALEX CURTIS has taken little WILLIE BURNS to Three Rivers, Michigan, to try the healing powers on his nervous system. Willie is badly afflicted.
DILLON & STRONG are agents for the Goshen pumps, the best in market, with metal cylinders, and fully warranted ...
MARRIED. -On the 21st inst, AUSTIN WHITTENBERGER, of this place and Miss GAETRAL of Sevastapol. They talk of moving to Kansas, where he owns a farm, if the grasshoppers have not eat it up.

E. B. CHINN who has long been in the grocery business in the BEEBER BLOCK, has sold to ED. F. CHINN & CO.
GEORGE RULE, so long employed by ED. CHINN, is one of the best grocery clerks in the country. He is now out of a job.
J. S. TAYLOR, the dairyman, will hereafter deliver milk mornings and evenings. He has an abundance of the pure essence of cow and therefore finds no occasion to dilute it with water.
A. H. LEEDY, Esq., has opened a flour and feed store two doors north of the balcony building... has had much experience in the milling business ...
Mr. PETER TROUTMAN, writing from Decatur, Illinois, to B. C. WILSON, ... He is very much elated with Mr. Wilson's articles and the SPY generally. Mr. Troutman was formerly a citizen of this county...
Miss CLARA HEFFLEY commenced Wednesday morning taking subscriptions for a monthly magazine called "The Globe,"...
DIED. -In Rochester, on Tuesday, May 25th, Mrs. MARTHA J. THOMPSON', wife of JAMES H. THOMPSON, aged 27 vears.
The deceased was born in Miami county, Ohio, and married to her now bereaved husband about seven vears ago. She was for many years a member of the Methodist church, and was known as a good Christian woman. Two children are left who will miss the fond embrace of a loving mother.
WILLIAM SEDAN was "yanked" by the marshal last Saturday evening, for being drunk and disorderly, taken before 'Squire STRADLEY, and fined and costed $5 worth. He paid $2.80 of the assessment, and furnished bail in the person of WILLIAM HEFFLEY for the balance.
The marshal accompanied JAMES O. RYAN to Esq. STRADLEY's court last Monday morning for a plain drunk, and fined and costed $5. Upon a refusal to pay the assessment he was taken to the Hotel de Moon.

The serious illness of Rev. DeWITT's child, at Pioneer, Ohio, prevented his return last Sabbath.
Mrs. GEORGE KEITH and her little daughter, ROSA, of Lima, Indiana, are here visiting Mrs. G. I. MILLER, her sister.
THEODORE FARRY, formerly of Rochester but later of Osage Agency, Indian Territory, after an absence of nearly three vears, has returned to Fulton county soil. He says the grasshoppers are traveling east.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 4, 1875

A. J. KITT is now sole proprietor of the Remington RECORD.
Mr. W. H. DENISTON is about to erect a fine residence on east Pearl street.
B. E. MORRISON does the auctioneering at the ASHTON BAZER ...
If you want to pass over the road between this place and Akron take a ride behind Grant and Greeley, piloted by NEWHOUSE. He carries passengers at very low rates.

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
[relating arrest of one PARKER for stealing a horse - - - ] also:
In 1852 JEFFERSON WILLHELM was a resident of Richland township, but frequently sought employment in various other places. On the occasion of which I am about to speak he was or had been working on the PLANK ROAD that was then being built in Miami county, from Peru to Mexico. In company with three other men he started home on horseback. On their way they stopped with a man named COTTON, of whom Willhelm purchased a steer for which he was to pay $11. Handing Mr. Cotton a $20 bill he received $9 in change. In a short time Cotton went to Peru and there learned that his $20 bill was a counterfeit. He immediately secured a warrant and the services of constable DIRTH, and started in pursuit of the purchaser of his steer.
Willhelm's course was traceable for the reason that each of the three men with him rode a gray horse. COTTON and the constable learned that Willhelm had sold the steer after driving it about five miles for $5, and then continued their journey toward Rochester. Cotton soon arrived at the residence of Mr. THOS. SHELTON, about three miles south-east of town. Finding Mr. Shelton to be a fair, honest man, Cotton told him of the circumstance which had brought him to this county, and advised with him about the possible arrest of Willhelm. Mr. Shelton told Cotton to secure the services of one BENJ. C. WILSON, who had been successful in ferreting out and arresting men of Willheim's stamp. Cotton took his advice and came on to Rochester, stopping at DAVID SMALL's tavern, where he inquired for me, and was directed to my house. Cotton stated his business, said he had been recommended to me and insisted on my going with them.
Several persons in town thought it would be a hopeless task to undertake to arrest Willhelm in the thickets of Richland township, but I felt confident that if he was in that neighborhood I would arrest him before my return. Arriving within the township we went to the residence of Mr. GIBBINS, whom I made a confident as to our business in that neighborhood. I engaged Mr. Gibbins to guide us to the residence of the counterfeiter's brother. Coming in sight of the house we halted, when I stated my plan of arrest, namely that they should remain in the woods in view of my horse, and if I found the counterfeiter at the house of his brother I would return to my horse and pretend to untie and tie him, and again return to the house, when they should ride immediately up. I went to the house and inquired the way to Mr. Gibbins, and was carefully directed. I then inquired if Mr. Gibbins had a horse he wanted to sell. He said he had, and also informed me that he had one which he would sell. I looked at his horse from the window and said to him that it was too small. He then said that his brother who came up from Peru the day before had a horse to sell that would just suit me. That was iust the news I wanted to hear, and inquired where his brother lived. He said he lived down with his father-in-law, POTTER SMITH.
After some further conversation I returned to the company and explained to them the progress I had made. We went on towards the father-in-law's, near which we again halted in the woods, but at this place I found no person at home. I again returned to the company and Mr. Gibbins guided us to the residence of the counterfeiter's parents. This time I left Gibbins and Cotton in the woods and took the constable with me to the house. We found three men there, but not being acquainted with the counterfeiter I did not know which man I wanted. Again I inquired the way to Mr. Gibbins' when I was told that we were off the road, that he lived farther east. I inquired if they knew whether Gibbins had a horse for sale. They said he had, but one of the party said he had a horse he would like to sell. Said I, "What might your name be?" He answered "Willhelm." Then I said, "let me see, which one of the boys are you?" He answered propmtly, "Jefferson."O, yes," said I, "I heard you had one to sell. Where is your horse?" As Willhelm stepped into the stable I placed myself in the door, and directed the constable to serve his writ. The constable did so. Then I asked Willhelm if he remembered about his buying a steer in Miami county and paying for it with a $20 bill. I sent a boy for Gibbins and Cotton, and Willhelm was recognized by Cotton immediately.
Mr. Cotton said to Willhelm that if he would give up the note which he had in his possession and make good the $20 bill, he would be willing to let him go; but to this arrangement the constable could not consent though he said not a word. Willhelm was ready to take Cotton at his offer but said he must go to his brother to get the money, and we all got ready for the journey.
Willhelm out the saddle on his horse, and whispered to his little brother to bring out his spur. I told the constable to get a halter strap from one of our horses, but before he returned Willhelm was ready to ride off. I said to him that he should just rest a little until the constable started, that we did not propose to let him get away going through the thickets. His companions said the constable had no right to bind him before he had his preliminary trial, and the constable being a little green at the business was ready to believe the statement.. but I told him it should be done and I would show him how it was done, and we proceeded to bind Willhelm, after which he was put on his horse and taken to Miami county where he was tried before Esquire FENIMORE, and sentenced to jail in Peru.
Willheim had a brother at Peru who was tolerably wealthy, by whose influence Cotton was hired to remain absent during court trial, and the result was that Willhelm went Scott free. Cotton was a very easy, goodnatured man, who after he had recovered his money from the counterfeiter did not care to have him punished.
[letter from Waverly, Nebraska, Mav 26, 1875, sgd JAMES S. WALLING - - - ]

Mrs. PHILIP COOK has the consumption.
HARDY PARKER has one of the first steel hoes that was ever sold in Rochester. It was brought on by SHRYOCK & BOZARTH twenty-five years ago, cost $1.50, and, although it has been used since then, it is still a good hoe.
CHARLEY SMITH and Miss MOLLIE VAN METER, were the champion dancers at the "Nubbin Ridge dance." NUBBIN RIDGE is situated about six miles east of Rochester, and is so called from the quantity of small corn raised there.

D. C. ARNOLD has returned from Kokomo.
FREDRICK REES and wife have gone to Pennsylvania on a visit.
The Sunday school at the CALVERT SCHOOL HOUSE has suspended.
JOHN CHAMP fell from his wagon and is supposed to be badly injured in his back.
CHARLEY GREEN has got a very sore hand. It was caused by falling on a mowing scythe.
ROBERT GREEN's boy left his father's bed and board some time since, and has not yet returned.
DIED. -On the 21st of May, an infant child of LEVI BUCK; also on the 23d, an infant child of N. BRYANT.
The Sunday school at the CHAMP SCHOOL HOUSE is now doing well. It was reorganized last Sabbath. L. W. POWELL, superintendent; JOHN CHAMP, assistant.

If anybody wants to buy E. TUCKER's residence, on south Main street, for $1,000, they can call on I. CONNER, Esq.
Some thief stole a carriage cover and cushion from KAMMERER & FIESER. They will pay a liberal reward for their recovery.
A survey has been made to boulder the south side of Pearl street from Main to Monroe. We learn this is being done at the solicitation of J. H. BEEBFR, who is the principal property owner along the line.
S. LINE, at the ROCHESTER MARBLE WORKS, has just completed a $100 monument for J. C. RICHARDSON, Five Corners, Miami county, that is a beauty. It is made of Italian marble and finished in the highest style of the art. This job reflects great credit on the builder.
Prof. T. W. FIELDS, principal of the Kewanna graded schools, has gone to Jordan, Indiana, to spend vacation...
J. S. TAYLOR has been circulating a subscription for the purpose of raising money and means to build an embankment on the ROAD north of town from the brewery to Taylor's hill, the same to be made level with the bridge spanning Mill creek. FRANK ERNSPERGER has subscribed the service of one man and a team for six days, and many other persons have subscribed labor and money quite liberally... Mr. TAYLOR, Esq. KEITH, and other parties have offered to give one hundred dollars each to gravel the Michigan road from Mill creek to Tippecanoe river...
MARRIED. -At the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. R. D. UTTER, Pastor of the Rochester M.E. Church, May 30, 1875, Mr. S. CLINTON PATTRIDGE to Miss MARTHA S. EIDSON. All of Fulton county.
DIED. -In Rochester Monday afternoon May 31, 1875, Mrs. NETTIE STICKLES, of congestion of the stomach, aged about 20 years.
The deceased was the wife of Mr. WALT STICKLES, both of whom are well known in this place. Their brief married life began with such happy prospects for the future, has been sadly terminated, and the husband is left to mourn the loss of the one he has known and loved from childhood. A little babe, two months old, is left as the only solace to the bereaved husband and father.
Prof. T. W. FIELDS will open a NORMAL SCHOOL at the Academy, Monday, July 20, 1875. Prof. W. H. GREEN and other noted teachers have been engaged to assist.... Kewanna is a most desirable place for a Normal school, the Academy is large and airy, and the town is quiet and healthful...
Heretofore we have stated in these columns that Mr. W. A. DAVIS of this place, was afflicted last summer with catarrh and erysipelas on his left hand, which resulted in turning the big finger in against the palm. It was supposed that the muscles could be cut and the finger straightened. Dr. ROBBINS was engaged to perform the surgical operation, assisted by Dr. SPOHN. After cutting the muscle, it was found that the ligaments around the joints had become set and would not admit of the finger being straightened, so the next best thing was to amputate it at the knuckle joint, which was done in good style.

Miss HENRY, of Osceola, Iowa, a sister of J. Q. HENRY, of this place, is here visiting.
A small son of M. S. WEILLS fell from the second story of MYERS & GAINER'S PLANING MILL.
Miss MAY COPELAND will leave for Iowa in a few days, there to spend the summer vacation.
Several years ago a portion of north Jefferson street was adorned by board SIDEWALKS. They have been getting sadly out of repair, and lately a part has been removed.
It was AMOS THURSTON. Last Saturday he carelessly dropped a pistol in his coat pocket; soon after, the "thing" was discharged, the ball entering the left hand behind and at the side of the little finger, and came out between the knuckles of the second and third fingers. The injury is not so serious as it might have been.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 11, 1875

ALLEY HOLEMAN drives about the finest horse and buggy in town.
Mrs. JIM GAINER who was so long afflicted, is again enjoying her usual health.
Mrs. MARY CHURCH will spend two weeks visiting friends at Peru and vicinity, the last of this month.
Mr. HENRY EARL, a farmer of this county, requests us to warn the farmers against the web worms, which he says are destroying the orchards.
Mrs. A. A. HEBRON, of Cass county, Michigan, has been visiting in this place for the past three months. Mrs. J. Q. NEAL, her sister, will return with her to Michigan and remain about the same length of time.
Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD returned from her extended visit to Hot Spring, Arkansas, last Friday... very much improved in health.

GEORGE JOHNSON is very low.
POWEL is working busily on Dr. WAITE's house.
They are:now plastering Mr. PLUNK's house; it will soon be ready for occupancy.
GEORGE COOK has built an addition to his store room.
Mrs. R. MARTIN has gone to visit relatives at Fletcher's lake, thinking thereby to regain her health.
Remember the best place to get your pumps is at WM. D. MARTIN'S; he keeps them constantly on hand.
Again we have a picture gallery in our midst, established by S. C. ROBBINS and WM. COVER. They are very nice looking fellows and have the reputation of being good artists...

What I Know About Its Early Settlement
by B. C. WILSON.
[urging the construction of an east-west railroad, but even without it the farmers are living better than formerly. - also relating incident of drunkennes and murder among the Indians in this county]

SWEEPSTAKES WASHER. The Sweepstakes Washer, manufactured at Walnut, in Marshall county, by G. W. CAREY, is fast gaining favor. The right for Laporte, St. Joseph and Marshall counties has already been sold. Those desiring to procure a good washing machine should address Mr. Carey at Walnut.

FAMILY REUNION. -Perhaps no more extensive or enjoyable family reunion and birthday party was ever held in this county than the one given at the residence of Mr. OBED ALLEN, four and a half miles south of Rochester, on Saturday last, June 5th. Preparation for this occasion had been made for some months, which resulted in bringing together a large number of relatives and a few personal friends. This gathering was made the occasion of Mr. Allen's seventy-fifth birthday and was therefore of double interest to the various participants. One of the principal features of this family jubilee was the dinner. The tables were set in the yard under the shade trees, and such a display of delicious viands is seldom if ever surpassed.
OBED ALLEN was born in Shannandoah county, Virginia, on the 7th day of June, 1800. When he was 14 years of age his parents moved to Ohio, where when 18 years old he learned the cabinet and carpenter trade. In 1821 he was married to Miss REBECCA BIRD. During the year 1825 he moved with his little family to Richmond, Indiana, where he remained but two years, when he removed to Missouri. In this state his health failed him, and becoming dissatisfied he returned to Ohio in 1832, where he remained till 1837, when he again moved to Indiana, and settled in this county, near Mud creek. In 1850 he went to California in search of health and wealth, and remained three years. His accounts show that during the time he was absent in California his income averaged about $5 per day.
In 1858 his wife died, and in 1859 was married to the widow of Dr. SILAS MILLER [MARY JANE MILLER]. Fourteen children have been born to him, five of whom are yet living. Besides the five children there are now 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The total number of persons present at the reunion was 75, one for each year of Mr. Allen's age. Of this number all were relatives but five.
Mr. Allen having moved here in 18S7 is now one of the oldest settlers in the county.
Mrs. ALLEN, though also well advanced in years preserves an amiable disposition, and seems to think only of the happiness of others. Her children brought up under her care reflect, as it were, the forebearing and benevolent disposition of the mother.

DIED. -On the 24th of May, Mrs. HENRY ILER, of consumption.
-Drowned in a ditch, a son of MIKE RICKLE, at Beaverdam, age 5 years.
A. J. ROUGH has finished COWGILL & LOUR's sawing, north of Akron.
JOE DAY says bring your shovel and work the roads Monday and Tuesday.
ABE PONTIOUS is rebuilding the barn that was burnt by lightning last summer, for SAMUEL ASHLEMAN...
Miss SHANNON, of Lebanon, Ohio, has organized a class in vocal and instrumental music ...
DIED. -In Akron, on the 4th inst., at the residence of W. W. ANDERSON, AMANDA JANE, wife of JOHN H. BALL. She leaves a kind husband and three small children, to mourn the loss of an esteemed wife and mother. The deceased was a daughter of J. L. SLAYBAUGH, who was consigned to the tomb about six weeks ago. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. ALLAMAN, of Silver Lake, last Sabbath. The remains were conveyed to the BAll grave yard followed by scores of friends and relations.

Dr. WRIGHT has purchased property in town and proposes to stay. We wish him success.
Dr. SHULTZ, from Logansport, was called to see Mrs. SLICK, and pronounced the case a serious one.
Among those who are seriously sick are Mrs. JACKSON, Mrs. T. W. SLICK, Mrs. FALBERT, and our better half ...

ED. BIBBLER, of this place, and the telegraph operator at Laporte, will play a game of checkers by telegraph this week or next.
SAMUEL KEELY last Monday purchased a fine piano for his daughter. On that evening the dooryard and fence were covered with boys anxious to hear the music.
W. J. WILLIAMS and Miss BELLE WILLIAMS will to-day leave for Granville, Ohio; also J. Q. HENRY for Osceola, Iowa, and F. L. WAGNER for Starke county, Ohio.
Miss MOLLIE BROWN will start for London, Canada, next Monday. During the summer months she will visit in her native country, and return to the United States in August.
MARRIED. -Miss MAGGIE KELLY, formerly a teacher in the public schools of Rochester, was married at Peru, last Tuesday afternoon, to a gentleman named WALL, I understand. Much joy to her is my wish.

(Notice of Appointment) ... JAMES MAXEY, SOPHIE CARTER, appointed Administrators of the estate of ISAIAH M. CARTER, late of Fulton county, deceased... June 3d, 1875.

Mrs. E. B. MORRISON is visiting her sister at Lafayette.
Mr. J. H. BEEBER is among the pineries of Michigan this week.
Miss LOU RICHTER has gone to Remington, to remain a short season.
Miss ETTIE ASHTON spent two weeks in the country in pursuit of health and happiness, especially the latter.
Mrs. J. R. BEEBER, Miss MATTIE MANN and others attended a Dunkard "foot washing" one day this week.
Dr. S. M. WRIGHT, at Millark, although a young physician, is fast gaining the confidence of the people as an able practicioner.
LEROY ARMSTRONG has had printed, 1,000 copies, in pamphlet form, the report of the VANDERKARR murder trial as given in the SPY .
DAVID SECOR, of Henry township, hauled a saw log to town, Wednesday, from JAMES DAWSON's farm, 9 miles east, which weighed on Harter & Co's scales 6,800 pounds.
A match game of BASE BALL will be played to-day (Thursday), on the grounds west of the M.E. chapel commencing at 2 o'clock, between the "MECHANICS" and the "SELECT NINE."
C. C. JOHNSON, of this place, is about to become proprietor of the EWING HOUSE, Lincoln, Indiana. Mr. Johnson is a good fellow and will no doubt make a jolly host of the Ewing House.
JONATHAN DAWSON's new brick residence, on Pearl street, will doubtless, when completed, be the finest brick dwelling house in the city. The brick work was done by WILLIAM BITTERS, Esq., of Akron, and is every way a very neat and complete job.
FRED HOSSLER, of Warsaw, is here visiting his uncle, NORVAL WHITE.
Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE is moving back to her residence on Madison street. She will occupy the north-west corner of the CONTINENTAL BUILDING with her milliner store in a week or two.
The teachers emploved by the school board for the next term, commencing August 30th, are as follows: W. J. WILLIAMS, Principal; W. H. SICKMAN, assistant teacher high school; Miss BELLE WILLIAMS, teacher 5th grade; J. Q. HENRY, 4th grade; 3d and 2d grades not supplied; Miss ALLICE BARB, 1st grade. At the new school building, Miss LOUELLA LONG and Miss EMMA STERNER.

FOR SALE CHEAP. A good PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, in the town of Rochester, Indiana... M. H. MOORE.. Rochester, Ind.
P.S. -I am only induced to sell on account of ill health.


ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 18, 1875

D. R. MARTIN bossed the carpenter work of ERNSPERGER & JACKSON's new store. It is a very complete job.
MYERS & GAINER have just finished and delivered a $60 medicine case for Dr. A. BROWN. It is a very pretty piece of furniture.
JOHN P. MYERS has sold his property on west Pearl street to PETER ACKERMAN, and has taken up his abode in Dr. SPOHN's residence, on Main street.

Miss JENNIE EGMAN, of near Fletcher's lake, is teaching our week day school at this place, with success.
THOS. J. POWNELL has gone to Fairfield county, Ohio, to view the hilly regions, &c.
JAS. W. HILYARD, ALLEN LOUDERBACK's hired hand, has returned to his old home, in Ohio.

Last week a base-ball match was talked up to be composed of men of the age of forty and over. On Monday afternoon. . . (the game was played) The following named persons were engaged in the play: L. M. MONTGOMERY., D. W. LYON, E. KIRTLAND, C. J. STRADLEY, HUDSON STILES, E. B. CHINN, E. R. HERMAN, CHRIS HOOVER, SIDNEY R. MOON, J. B. ELLIOTT, JOHN H. BEEBER, Dr. C. HECTOR, MILO R. SMITH, ROBERT GOULD and WILLIAM KIRKENDALL...

WILLIAM BLACKETOR has traded farms seven times in the last six years, and is now spoiling for another trade.

A. C. COPELAND and JOSEPH A. MYERS started Monday noon for a pleasure trip to Put-in Bay.
Mrs. LOWERY, of Peru, came over in a buggy, Wednesday, to visit Mr. and Mrs. JOHN P. MYERS.
ANTON WAGONER, of Birmingham, was in town last Saturday. He is a Teuton of the first blood, industrious, frugal and persevering.
A new physician in town. Dr. R. H. KEITH, office in room formerly occupied by doctor BROWN, over Kirtland's book store. See card on first page of this paper.
DIED. -A Mrs. FLETCHER died of consumption, at her residence in the east part of town, Wednesday, while her husband was at Dr. BROWN's office procuring some medicine for her.
About the prettiest bouquet we have seen this spring was presented to us by Miss IDA L. LAKIN and Miss CARRIE MINOR....
WILLIAM POTTER, Esq., of Blue Grass, called last Monday and laid down the greenbacks for four copies of the UNION SPY.
CURG RANNELLS who has held the position of POST-OFFICE clerk so long and so faithfully, will step down, and out on the last day of this month. CHARLEY PLANK is now qualifying to fill the position he vacates ...

WILLIAM BURKET. Last Friday evening Drunk and disorder. Fine and costs $5. Esquire STRADLEY. Bail.

Sick List - Mrs. WILLARD GOULD.
W. B. ZELLERS of MOSQUITO PARADISE, was in town last Tuesday.
B. LINKENHELT erected an addition to his egg-house on west Pearl street.
Thirty-seven boys were playing BASE BALL north of Mill creek last Sunday.
Miss EMMA STERNER left Rochester for White Pigeon, Michigan, last Monday.
R. S. MILLER, of Logansport, and two sisters of M. MILLER, of this place, are here visiting.
W. H. SICKMAN, a high school professor of this place, left for Bourbon last Thursday.
No less than forty car loads of wood passed over the railroad through this place last week.
JAMES KEELY has just recovered from a spell of erysipelas, and is now about the streets again.
Mrs. BUTTERFIELD, of Indianapolis, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. G. G. LONG, at this place.
A young man named HARTER, teacher of the Owl Creek school, in Henry township, was expelled last week for indecent conduct toward the scholars. He hails from Etna Green.
JAP TRUE became tired of this country. Last Thursday he packed his earthly goods in two wagons and started for Shelby county, Iowa. Perhaps he will remain there three years, and perhaps three weeks.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday,June 25, 1875

MARRIED. -On last Thursday we had the pleasure of witnessing, at the Treasurer's office, in Rochester, the joining of Mr. JESSE H. LEASE and Miss MOLLIE E. MARSH, in the hold bonds of matrimony, which duty was performed by Rev. A. V. HOUSE in his neatest style. They are a fine, intelligent looking couple, and enter into the discharge of "life's duties in earnest" with a very fair prospect for future happiness, which they will be sure to experience if the well wishes of friends are of any avail. Both are from Wayne township.

TOWN ORDINANCES - - - - [eight ordinances - very lengthy]

Mrs. MOLLIE GAINER is entitled to the best thanks of the SPY office for a dish of nice strawberries.
Miss ANNIE KEITH, JULIA KEITH and JOHN KEITH, are on a visiting and pleasure tour through Vermont and other eastern states.
A son of DAVID HOOVER, of Hooversburg, Miami county, purchased one of those fine open buggies of SAMUEL HEFFLEY, last week.
Mr. B. F. KOONS, of Chattanooga, was here last week visiting his brother, W. L. KOONS. Doc is a graduate of Oberlin College, and a teacher by profession.
DIED. -Mrs. ELIZABETH M., wife of WILLARD GOULD, died at her residence in Rochester, last Monday. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Chapel, Wednesday.
If vou want to get a big dish of ice cream for a dime, call at the MERCHANT'S RESTAURANT, S. BEVERLY, proprietor. Miss "SEXE MURRY," his accomplished daughter, will receive you kindly.
DIED. -Mrs. SABRA A. MERCER, mother of LEVI and THOMAS H. MERCER, died at the residence of the latter son, Wednesday noon. Funeral services to-day (Thursday) at 3 o'clock. She was aged about 66 years.
During our absence at Peru, Mr. NEWT WILEY left at the SPY office, a fine lot of strawberries ...
F. L. WAGNER, who has been attending the high school and teaching in this county, for the past year, returned to his home at Lake Post, Stark county, Ohio, last Tuesday. He will resume his studies at the high school in this place with the opening of the next term.
The beautiful and fragrant bouquet of flowers, sitting in the front window of the Spy office, was presented by DELLIE HEFFLEY, one of the brightest and most refined little ladies in the city...
Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE has removed her Millinery goods from the old stand, opposite the court house, to the northwest corner of the CONTINENTAL BUILDING ...

(Special Notice) Notice is hereby given that my wife, Mrs. KATIE SMITH, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, and I warn all persons against trusting her on my account, for I will pay no debts of her contracting. MICHAEL SMITH, Jr., Perry Township, Miami county. June 21, 1875.
FOR SALE. -One of the verv best forty acres of land in Fulton county, situated in Liberty township, near BLACKBURNIS SAW MILL. Eighteen acres in cultivation some two or three years .... Inquire on the place of JOHN W. FENIMORE. Fulton, June 25, 1875.

A sister of Mrs. KENNEDY is lying dangerously ill on east South street.
PHIL WEBER has enclosed his west York street residence within a new picket fence.
Mrs. A. G. PUGH last Monday returned from a three weeks' visit to her mother at Remington, Indiana.
Miss LUELLA LONG last Monday left for Michigan City, LaPorte and Walkerton, to spend the summer vacation.
Mrs. WEAVER, of Montgomery county, Ohio, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. STEVENS, just south of Rochester.
CHARLEY NEWHOUSE last Saturday returned home from College at Greencastle, to remain during the summer vacation.
Mr. WALKER has torn away all the additions to his former west York street residence and is now engaged in placing the building on a stone foundation.
CHES CHAMBERLAIN perceived the earthquake, of last Friday morning, at this place, but not thinking of such a phenomenon, passed it by at the time without mention.
Misses TELLA LYON, MAY SHIELDS and MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN last Friday returned from Oxford, Ohio, where they have been attending school since the first of last September. Summer vacation.
The "RED JACKETS" have recently re-organized and formed two nines that will stand a challenge from any neighboring town. L. E. RANNELLS, President, LEROY ARMSTRONG, Secretary, C. K. PLANK, Treasurer.
It cost JOHN CLAYTON, a shrewd Sprinkelburger, only $5 to have his head "felt" at the show last Thursday, by the phrenologist. They also gave him a glass of lemonade for the moderate sum of sixty cents.
EMI KENNEDY will go to Indianapolis next Monday and take with him six or seven hands to engage in the carpentering business. All material used by them will be manufactured at the GIANT PLANING MILL, at this place, and shipped to that point.
The SELECT BASE BALL nine, of Rochester, and the Professionals, of Argos, play a match game at the latter place next Saturday afternoon...

EFFA HASSLER is visiting friends at Akron.
WILLIAM HATCH has moved back to Lincoln, again. He didn't set long enough to find out the result of his hatching.
SPENCER STRONG has sold his four acre lot, north of Akron, to the widow BARKER, better known as Aunt RUTH, the carpet weaver.
F. DILLON's pa and ma have come to see him, from the south part of the State ...
GEORGE STAUNTON and SID STRONG, while working the roads the other day, drank swamp water and ate skoke root, and had the doctor. They are both satisfied with that kind of diet.
A new fishing firm, BILL KURTCHER and ALEX CURTIS. Curtis furnishes the capital, and Kurtcher the science, and they go halvers, excepting in the grub. A third party took all of that that the firm came home with the fisherman's luck.
WILLIAM BITTERS rejoices in the possession of another girl baby, which is of course the last one. Neither the potato bugs or the grasshoppers are likely to injure the baby crop in this locality.

Mr. S. MARSH has his new barn nearly completed.
ELLA HILL has returned from the Logansport High School.
Have just learned that Mr. ROBT. CLARY, of Logansport, has undertaken the building of the BAPTIST CHURCH, at MARSHTOWN. Hope he will find boarding.

[letter from Spencer, Missouri. May 30, 1875, sgd N. F. CLARK]... I reside in the north-western portion of Lawrence county; myself and wife, my brother-in-law and his wife left Rochester the 29th of March last, coming by rail. We landed here the 31st.... it being my intention to farm...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, Juiv 2, 1875

(constitution) ....... election of the following named officers to serve during the ensuing year: Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, President; Miss J. E. HILTON, secretary; CALVIN K. BITTERS, of Akron, assistant secretary; Mrs. F. M. ELLIOIT, treasurer. Also the following Vice Presidents from the townships named: Mrs. Dr. WILLIAM HILL, Rochester; Mrs. L. MURPHY, Union; Mrs. LEVI BURCH, Henry; Mrs. WILLIAM HILL, Wayne; Miss ANNIE BURROWS, Liberty; Mrs. SOLOMON MILLER, Aubbeenaubbee; THOMAS WHITE, Richland; P. C. DUMBAULD, Newcastle.
A committee consisting of the following named persons was appointed to assist the County President in arranging for township and local unions: Mrs. C. F. HARTER, Mrs. Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, Mrs PEARSON, Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, ROBERT GOULD, M. L. ESSICK, SIDNEY KEITH, ENOCH STURGEON, K. G. SHRYOCK, Rev. R. D. UTTER, Rev. C. J. DEWITT., Rev. N. L. LORD, Rev. A. FOOT, Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and Rev. J. BOICOURT, Rochester township; Dr. S. W. WRIGHT and Rev. LEWELLEN, Henry township; Rev. LANGLEY, Union township....

PREMIUM LIST of the Fulton County Joint Stock Agricultural Society, Fourth Annual Fair. Will be held on the Grounds of the Society at Rochester, Indiana, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 29, 30, and October 1 and 2.
(Officers of the Society) C. H. ROBBINS, President. B. C. WILSON, Vice President. A. C. COPELAND, Treasurer. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Secretary. L. W. SHELTON, Superintendent. .JAMES M. BEEBER, Marshal.
(Superintendents of Departments) JOHN CHAMP, Time Track. B. C.
WILSON, Horses and Mules. A. D. TONER, Cattle. ABNER THOMPSON, Hogs and Sheep. S. WHEELER, Agricultural Hall. Dr. V. GOULD, Fine Art Hall.
C. CAMPBELL, Fruit Hall. J. PERSCHBAUCHER, Farm Implements.

SAMUEL HEFFLEY is putting up a fine buggy for the coming fair.
Mrs. J. M. CLIFFORD has returned from a two weeks visit to Franklin.
Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND and daughter will occupy J. W. ELAM's property.
Miss MANDA MECHLIN starts to-day (Thursday) for a protracted visit among friends in Ohio.
Mrs. J. W. ELAM will reside at Valparaiso during the absence of Mr. ELAM at the Black Hills.
CHARLES W. CAFFYN and mother have purchased DAN AGNEW's residence, on south Jefferson street.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND and MARY MERCER returned from the Academy of Music, at Fort Wayne, last week.
A picnic and dance will be held at Bush's grove, five miles north-east of Rochester, Saturday, July 3d. Everybody invited.
Mr. J. E. CLARK has resigned the superintendency of the Presbyterian Sunday school, but the school can ill afford to lose him.
Miss IDA (DELL) MARTIN, of Fulton, gave us a pleasant call Tuesday...
SAMUEL HEFFLEY sold last week, one two-horse wagon to NATHAN ZOLMAN; one spring wagon to GEO. MERLEY, and one fine buggy to WILLIAM SMITH, of near Gilead.
A general family reunion will be held at the residence of JOHN BITTERS, Esq., near Akron, on Saturday, July 3d. All relatives are earnestly invited to attend. It is grandpa's 81st anniversary.
Lawyer CALKINS, J. W. ELAM and BENJ. ELLIOTT, start for the Black Hills, in a few days...
A few of our muscled citizens engaged in rolling a six pound cannon ball, on Main Street, Tuesday evening. The deadly missile belongs to ANDY SHEPHERD, he having caught it on a fly at the battle of Chicamauga.
BILL BRAYMAN's saloon, at Fulton, was burned to the ground, last Sunday night. Mrs. J. B. MOON was arrested on suspicion and arraigned before Esq. HERMAN, but for want of evidence she was released. Several persons had threatened to "touch it off" and it is gone. The people should be satisfied.

GRAND CELEBRATION AT LINCOLN, IND. -The birth day of our national independence will be celebrated at Lincoln, on July 3, 1875. Music will be furnished by the Denver band, and the Lincoln choir. Rev. W. J. B. FENIMORE, orator. Come one and all. Exercises to commence at 10 o'clock a.m. By order of Committee.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, June 27, 1875, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, pastor M.E. Church, Mr. MILTON O. REES and Miss MARGARET I. HOOVER. All of Rochester.
This perhaps is one of the happiest unions consumated in this place for many days, the result of an extensive acquaintance and association. Both are sprightly, active and energetic, and their happiness and general success may well be considered as permanent.
DIED. -There are human lives so pure and lovely, so meek and gentle, that they leave a frangrance behind them, ever keeping their memories fresh, perfuming the homes they have left, cheering the most deeply stricken hearts, and visiting all who knew them, to walk in the way they have trod.
Such was the life of Mrs. SABRA A. MERCER, who departed this life on the 23d of June 1875, in the 75th year of her age, at the residence of her son, THOMAS MERCER, near Rochester, Indiana.
She was born in Ohio, where she spent the greater part of her life. Early in life she embraced religion and ever after lived in honor of the profession she made. About twenty years ago she, with her husband and family, removed to Fulton county, Indiana. Some years since her husband died, since that she has made her home with the above named son.
For several years her health had been quite delicate, inasmuch that she was able to enjoy but few privileges. During the last weeks of her illness she suffered intensly, but she endured it with Christian patience. Four days before her death she seemed void of sensibility and remained so until death. She seemed to lean upon Jesus' breast and breathed her life out sweetly there. Her breath grew shorter and shorter, until without a motion or a sigh, she fell into the long sleep of death... .-J. BOICOURT.

Doc SUTTON has traded lots with O. CORNWELL. Cornwell has moved his cabinet shop opposite the church and intends making a dwelling out of it.
Preparations are being made for a big time at the dance in MERCHANT'S HALL, on the third. Ice cream and refreshments will be served at WILLIKM ARNOLD'S, across the street from the hall.
S. S. TERRY's maternal parent and sister have been on a visit in the west, and are now returning by the way of Akron, to their home in Ohio.

JOE ALLMAN had a brother here from Plymouth last week.
Now JAKE GERSON has a new picket fence around his property on west Washington street.
Dr. A. M. SHIELDS last Friday returned from the State University, at Greencastle. Summer vacation.
Several persons will attend the closing exercises of Miss ELLA BARB's school, at Prairie Union, to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon.
The second and third grades in the Rochester public schools have now been supplied, the former by Miss JOSIE STURGEON, and the latter by Miss JOSIE DAVIDSON.

Patronize Home Industry. SAMUEL HEFFLEY, at his CARRIAGE and WAGON MANUFACTORY, is now offering for sale Carriages, Buggies, Spring Wagons, and Farm Wagons ... SAMUEL HEFFLEY, Rochester, June 25, 1875.

G. W. COOK makes splendid ice cream.
Mrs. PETERSON, of our place, and Miss LOU RICHTER, of Rochester, returned this evening from their visit to Remington....

Singing at the school house every Saturday night.
HARRY HICK'S new house is completed and he has moved in.
EUGENE SHELTON leader of the G.O. singing class, is a young man of more than ordinary ability. He is now teaching his first class at the Ebeneezer church ...

DIED. -G. TALBERT buried an infant a few days ago.
VAN HUDKINS counts two boys in his family now.
The wool trade is lively. B. PHILLIPS & LEITER are the principal buyers.
The Campbellites, west of this place, received an accession of 22 to their church during a series of meetings, held recently at that place by Rev. LEONARD, of Logansport.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Fridav, Julv 9, 1875

[letter from Bone Creek, Nebraska, June 28, 1875, sgd WM. T. HUDSON] I emigrated with my family from near Green Oak, to southwest Missouri, some ten years ago. Two years ago we moved into this country, settling in Platt valley........

Rev. R. H. CALVERT has disposed of his farm, as has already been announced, and goes to Peru, his future home, this fall...
The people of this place are enjoying a protracted term of singing school, under the efficient management of Mr. WILL CORUTHERS.

FAMILY REUNION AND BIRTHDAY PARTY. -The annual reunion of the BITTERS family, on the 3d inst., held at the residence of JOHN and SALLIE A. BITTERS, near Akron, in this county, was not so largely attended as on the former occasion. ... inclemency of the weather... AARON P. MAJOR, Esq., an uncle who is held in much esteem and who has not visited us for twenty-seven years, was present... reporting the whereabouts and general welfare of many relatives yet living in the eastern part of the old Keystone state. Mrs. SALLIE JOHNSON, of Schoolcraft, Michigan, a double cousin, was also present. Mrs. Johnson's maiden name was MAJOR, whose parents were brother and sister to our parents - hence a double cousin... The number present on this occasion was about thirty-five, a little more than half the number present one year ago....
All regretted the absence of Mrs. KAGGIE SNYDEY, of Wabash, Mrs. REBECCA DOANE, of Cromwell, and many other parties whose presence had been expected.

[very long letter, sgd K. G. SHRYOCK, relating his recent trip to Atchison, Kansas and Gratiada, Colorado - - - ]

Wet weather and Independence whiskey was "too many" for the dance in the Hoover neighborhood.
SOL. WAGONER's fine residence will soon be ready for occupancy, and will then lack nothing but a mistress.
Grandfather DAWSON has gone to the mineral springs at Three Rivers, Michigan .
A lamb that was fat, sleek and almost full grown, skipped out of JAMES McQUERN's flock on the night the Gypsies camped near the pasture. Gypsies like mutton too.

(Notice of Administration) ... ROBERT H. CALVERT appointed Administrator of the Estate of ASHEL BUCK, late of Fulton County, deceased... July 2, 1875.

(Notice of Administration) ... SARAH A. SHEETS appointed Administratrix of the estate of DAVID SHEETS, late of Fulton County, deceased... Julv 2, 1875.


Dr. ERNSPERGER, of Gilead, was in town, Wednesday.
Devil BILL HOLMAN has been in town for a week or two.
Mr. E. B. CHINN is in Michigan, selling buggy spring equalizers.
DIED. -Mrs. MACE EMMONS died at her residence in Laporte,. last Tuesday. The remains were brought to this place for burial.
WILLIAM MOORE, Esq., and his wife, of Missouri, are visiting in this place. Mr. Moore is now the oldest living settler of this county.
Mrs. W. BAKER has just finished a beautiful wreath made of human hair, which she offers for sale at $10. It is on exhibition at JIM BRUETTE's barber shop, in the BEEBER BLOCK.
A fine new board SIDEWALK has been laid in front of MEISCH's saloon and WOLF's jewelry store, and now Mr. SARGENT is preparing to extend it in front of his brick building.
J. H. & J. W. BEEBER are erecting another business house for rent on the BEEBER BLOCKk, one door east of the EAGLE BAKERY....
Sheriff MOON is daily pouring over his law books with the intention of going into the practice of law at the expiration of his present office. SIDNEY has the natural qualifications to make a good attorney...
DIED. -At the residence of his father. Hon. D. R. BEARSS, Peru, on Tuesday, June 29, 1875, WILLIAM E. BEARSS, of consumption, aged about 39 years.
Mr. Bearss was well-known and highly esteemed by all his friends in this county. His remains were followed to the tomb by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. ALVA BROWN, from Shelbyville, Indiana, cousins of "City Drift," are visiting in Rochester this week.
ENOCH McCOY, formerly "Brimstone" of the SPY, of Walnut, was in Rochester last Monday. He will be present at the picnic.
Mr. A. C. HICKMAN, for many years a resident of Fulton county and Rochester, has purchased the drug store of Mr. CHAPMAN, at Argos.
G. G. LONG, Deputy Grand Master, organized an Independent Order of GOOD TEMPLARS, with twenty-eight charter members, at GREEN OAK, this county, Tuesday evening, June 29th.
Mr. H. ADAMSON last Sunday morning returned from a brief visit to Iron Mountain, Missouri ..
JOHN W. DAVIS has recovered the watch chain stolen from him on the night of June 17th. It was found by a Dane on a pile of ties on the railroad, north of town. He still has hopes of recovering the watch. but the money never.
The summer term of school taught by Miss ELLA KEWNEY, at the saw mill, one mile south of town, closed last Friday with a grand dinner in the grove. The school of ELLA BARB, at Prairie Union, closed last Saturday with like ceremonies.
MARRIED. -It was reported last week that Miss BIANCA HASSLER, stepdaughter of JACOB GERSON, of this place, and GEORGE RUSSEL, a young man who has made Rochester his headquarters for the past few months, were married at Warsaw. They have gone to Three Rivers, Michigan...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 16, 1875

Col. SHRYOCK has some of the material on the ground to build himself a fine law office, near his residence, on west Washington street.
Mrs. R. P. SMITH, of this place, has contracted with a Plymouth firm for a Scotch granite monument to be erected in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, at the grave of her late husband, costing $1,000. The monument will be quarried and finished in Scotland, and shipped to America some time in the fall. It will be a beautiful and deserving tribute to the memory of an excellent man.

Mr. ROBERT GREEN intends erecting a dwelling house this fall.
We are informed that Mr. LAFE BRYAN intends returning home from Nebraska on account of the scarcity of provisions, occasioned by the grasshopper ravages.

JOHN COVERT started for Michigan, to harvest.
Mr. PLUNK's house is now completed and occupied by A. MARTIN and family.
Mrs. RANNELLS and Mrs. MILLER, of Logansport, are visiting in and around our place.
DIED. -In this place, of consumption, GEORGE JOHNSON, aged about 60 years. The deceased was an invalid for several years; being confined to his room and bed since last fall; has been a resident of this place for quite a number of years. He died leaving an assurance that he had gone to that better world. He suffered greatly at times, but bore all with Christian resignation. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held on Friday, at the Baptist church, by Rev. BALL.

DAVID SHAFER is on the sick list pretty bad.
N. ROBINSON has quit hauling timber because it is worth one thousand any how, but I don't know the gender.

[ORDINANCE. of the incorporated town of Rochester - - - ]

SAM KEELY got his new hat at Indianapolis. It's a beauty.
Mr. LEEDY will return to Lincoln. There are too many persons engaged in selling flour and feed to make it profitable.
Mr. A. E. BATCHELOR fell from a scaffold severely hurting his back, Monday, while working on the new building an the Beeber block.
D. R. MARTIN is boss workman at the Odd Fellows new hall. It is a very neat job, and will be completed within three or four weeks.
Mrs. MAGGIE KINTZ, of Huntington, Indiana, an intelligent looking lady, is making a four week's visit in this place, with her sister, Mrs. MEISCH.
SAM O. BEEBER has been putting in his time faithfully this summer doing some fine jobs of house painting in the country. Sam is an artist of no mean pretensions.
Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD left last week for a trip to New York, returning by way of Northampton, Massachusetts, for the purpose of bringing his little daughter that has been attending school at the latter place, with him.
JACOB STAHL this week erected a new stairway to the sheriff's residence which was a much needed improvement ...
Mr. A. BAKER has taken the contract to remodel the court house internally, and will commence work next week. It is believed that he has taken the job too low and will lose money at it, but the work will be well done, nevertheless, trusting to the commissioners to make up the loss.
The store room occupied by J. Q. NEAL, as a harness shop, north of FROMM'S, was moved a few feet north to make room for a three story building to be erected by V. ZIMMERMAN and occupied by him. The upper room of Fromm's building and the one to be erected will be arranged for a town hall, which will be larger than any heretofore in use in this place ....

MARRIED. -Thursday, July 8th.. at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. JOHN MILLER and Miss ELIZA E. ALSPAUGH, all of Fulton county .... (poem).... -Mrs. ADDIE ALSPAUGH.

The CENTRAL STORE is now known as ERNSPERGER & JACKSON's store, opposite the Central House...

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. Hall of Hebron Lodge No. 145, Daughter of Rebekah... death of sister JENNIE BALL... and that the husband of the deceased be furnished with a copy of these resolutions. SARAH A. VICKERY, SARAH STRONG, ANDREW STRONG, Committee... (poem by SARAH A. VICKERY, Akron, July 6. 1875.)

C. FITZGERALD is writing in the First National bank.
F. K. KENDRICK and lady were visiting at Perrysburg, Miami county, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. PETER ACKERMAN are visiting a son-in-law at Lima, Indiana, their former place of residence.
Mr. HUDTWALCKER, living just south of town, recently had a friend, direct from Germany visiting at his house.
DALLAS EDWARDS is assisting Auditor CAFFYN in the duties of his office. Ex-Auditor AGNEW is writing in the Recorders office.
SCOTT SHIELDS returned from Springfield, Ohio, last Saturday, looking as bright and healthy as ever. A few young ladies now carry happy smiles on their faces.
JAMES S. CHAPIN was seized with cramp so severely last Saturday morning that it became necessary to call a physician. At last accounts he was slowly improving.
Any person who may have taken notice of SIMON HARTMAN's garden, on west Pearl street, will say it is one of the finest in town...

[letter from Wellington, Kansas, Juiv 6, 1875, sgd S. P. FULTZ - - - ]

During the storm on Saturday, July 3d, about four O'clock, the barn of JACOB WAGONER, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. There were five good horses and several tons of tame hay in it.
DIED. -One mile west of Leiter's Ford, Mrs GREY, who left a large family and an aged husband to mourn their loss.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 23, 1875

C. S. HORTON, of Lincoln, has moved to Fulton and will continue blacksmithing in the latter place.
PAUL HETZNER, who resides near Leiter's Ford, says an earthquake or something else shook the bed in which himself and wife were sleeping, one night last week, about ten minutes. Most likely it was something else.

JAMES McQUERN lost a valuable horse last week. Over heat and lung fever ...

[ORDINANCE of the incorporated town of Rochester - - - -]

DIED. -CLAY STARNER, of Bloomingsburg, died very suddenly one night this week.
Miss ALTA HOWARD, of Angola, Indiana, has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. ESSICK, for the past week.
MARRIED. -Mr. ISAAC GOOD was married on Wednesday, July 7th, at the law office of ENOCH STURGEON, by Esq. STRADLEY, to Mrs. SARAH A. SHEEIS.
A. E. ARNOLD & SON, dry goods merchants, Akron, have failed in business. D. S. GOULD is about opening a branch store at that place.
These are prolific times. Since our last issue a girl baby has come to make its home at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM FERGUSON; a premium boy baby gladdens the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. ISAAC WASHINGTON BROWN; and Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL TRACY are no less happy than their neighbors because it is a boy. Later - An infant is reported at the residence of L. M. MONTGOMERY.
The first number of the KEWANNA POST, found its way to our table last Monday ... The editorial department will be controlled by Prof. T. W. FIELDS, and the local by Mr. O. F. SNOOKS, who will also do the muscle work ....
DIED. -On Friday, July 16, 1875, at the residence of EMI KENNEDY, Miss ELLA E. LOY, aged about 23 years.
She was the youngest of seven children, three of whom and a mother had already passed over the dark river. After suffering intensly for many weeks she died in triumph of a living faith. The obsequies were attended at the M.E. Chapel last Saturday, and remains interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

(To Bridge Builders) ... undersigned Trustee of Rochester township, will... receive sealed proposals for building two BRIDGES across Mud creek, one near the residence of ELISHA JAMES, and one on the road running east and west through the BEARSS settlement... J. B. ELLIOTT, Trustee Rochester township.

HORSE TRIAL. Last Saturday and Monday a jury trial was held at the court house, before His Honor E. R. HERMAN, in a case wherein JOHN T. DOKE charged WILLIAM B. DAVIS with cruelly beating and torturing a horse. which the defendant had borrowed of said Doke, to his death... verdict of guilty... and assessed Davis' fine at $5. Costs and all amounting to $98...

A SORROWFUL ACCIDENT... Last Monday JONAS MYERS, of the firm
of MYERS & GAINER, proprietors of the planing mill, east of the railroad, had his right arm torn off while moving a running belt from one pulley to another...Dr. ROBBINS, assisted by Dr. GOULD, Dr. SPOHN and Dr. KEITH. amputated the arm about half way between the elbow and shoulder joint...

Last Wednesday evening CURG RANNELLS and Miss IDA PORTER left Rochester for a long visit at Urbana, Ohio.
Dr. HECTOR has nearly completed the foundation of his new residence on the corner of Bozarth and Carroll streets.
"Less billiards and beer, or more fire," are the kind of notes that W. C. EWING, of Wagoner's Station receives. Ewing keeps saloon - may be that has something to do with the threat.
W. H. GREEN, agent of the Higgin's Bent Wood School furniture Company, of Indianapolis, has supplied four buildings in Miami county with the Eccentric desk of that manufacture. He has also completed a contract with the Rochester corporation to furnish seventy desks for the High School department.

(Application to Sell Real Estate) ... undersigned Administrator and Administratrix of the Estate of MILTON CARTER, deceased, have filed their petition... to sell Real Estate... JAMES MAXEY, Adm'r, SOPHIA CARTER, Adm'rx, by S. KEITH, their Att'y. Julv 16, 1875.

That "other musical instrument"... is a boy baby at JOHN URBIN'S.
MARRIED. -Miss EVA PARKER promised to HOWIL for the rest of her life last Wednesday, and FRANK is well pleased...[See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: FRANKLIN P. HOWELL m. EVA H. PARKER, Julv 7, 1875.]
J. LEITER and wife returned from California a few days ago, looking much better for their trip and rest. They were absent 8 months...
DIED. -At her residence, one mile east of Kewanna, July 12, 1875, Mrs. MARTHA SLICK, wife of T. W. SLICK. She was 64 years of age, a devoted member of the Catholic church, a good neighbor, and ever ready to assist those who really deserved help. A husband, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren mourn for the loved one whose greatest wish was to see them respected and happy. When many of us who were her neighbors shall be lying on beds of sickness and longing for something palatable we will miss those delicacies she was so able and willing to prepare. She was afflicted with heart disease and suffered a great deal for ten weeks before her death.

[Two Ordinances of the incorporated town of Rochester - - -]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY.. Friday, July 30, 1875

JAKE S. RANNELLS has purchased and now occupies the ROCHESTER HOUSE, on Pearl street.
Mr. D. R. 14ARTIN is putting up a medicine which is said to be unsurpassed for all diseases of the stomach and bowels.

OWEN ROSS is considered a very accommodating young man by all who visit Kirtland's book store, at Rochester.

There will be a grand S.S. picnic on the 21st day of August, at what is known as the South Liberty S.S., two miles south of Fulton, on the Michigan road ...
THOMAS J. POWNALL returned from Ohio, recently, bringing with him for keeps, a good woman. We wish him much success.
SANTFORD REED counts a girl and boy in his family.

JOHN L. PRILL has a young horse which he has been training to make 2:40 time at the coming fair.
Miss LUELLA LONG returned to Rochester last Tuesday after spending a month or so visiting friends at LaPorte.
The Green Oak Sabbath school will picnic on the 28th of August ...
JONAS MYERS has so far recovered from his painful accident as to be out this week and enjoving (if we may use the word) a buggy ride with D. W. LYON on Tuesday last.
One KILMER, residing in this place for some time past, left for parts unknown one day this week, leaving his family to take care of itself and forgetting to pay up sundry debts.
Marshal RADER had quite a lively chase last Monday noon after a young man named GROVES, residing near Akron, this county, who had stolen several photographs from the gallery of MILT. MOORE... [efforts to intercept him at Plvmouth were fruitless, and he got away]

Miss MARRAH COONS goes this week to Mexico, for the purpose of attending the Normal School there.
Plasterers from Lincoln are now engaged plastering WM. BLACKBURN's house. Doctor WAITE's house when finished will be very nice.
Mr. OLIVER ALLEN, living several miles south of here, is very much troubled with rheumatism...
MARRIED. -Sunday, July 18th, by Rev. BALL, pastor of the Baptist church, Mr. JOHN DELPE and Miss ETTIE CORBIT, of this place. They have long been acquainted with each other, and have, no doubt, been looking forward with pleasure for the time when they could be made one in the bonds of matrimony. Hope they may have many long and happy years....
J. YOST WHEATLEY and G. L. JAMISON are doing a big business cutting timber; they are running two saws for the WAGONER BROS.
The Wagoner Bros. have just received a new set of saws in their mill...
You are mistaken, B.F.D., about there being a saloon at our place; it is at Lincoln. The station has never been cursed by such a thing, and I hope it never will be.
WILL STEVENSON was thrown from his horse and also kicked by it, which hurt him pretty bad; but under the skillful treatment of Dr. THOMPSON, of Lincoln, he is recovering fast.
One JOSHUA COFFING set to work some time.ago to starve our merchant out, the result is his sales are increasing every day; even the grangers buy of him in preference to buying at the Grange store; go ahead, Joshua, you'll make HOLCOME rich yet.
Our usually quiet village has been in quite a state of excitement over a battle which took place about the 20th inst., between ASA BURKET and DAVID and JOSHUA COFFING, all residents of this vicinity, and all members of that fraternal brotherhood, the grange; the result of which was that Burket's eye is dressed in a sombre blue. The parties were called before Esq. FENIMORE to give an account of the affair, which account was very amusing, but, as I cannot give it, I will refer the reader to J. S. SLICK who was attorney for the defendant and who succeeded in acquitting his client by his eloquent plea. Slick has won for himself many laurels in Lincoln, and I prophecy that ha will have more calls from that place.

DAVID SHAFER is still seriously sick.
The music class under the guidance of Miss SHANNON is a perfect success ...
Rev. JOHN LEWELLEN, brother to Rev. J. A. LEWELLEN, preached an interesting sermon to an attentive audiece., on last Sabbath, at 4 o'clock '
D. S. COULD, the star merchant of Rochester, has rented the room under the Odd Fellows' hall, and is filling it up with splinter new goods from the city.
The flouring mill is steadily gaining its former good reputation under the fair and honest management of JOSEPH KESECKER...
JOHN DUNLAP, of Sevastapol, has purchased the stock of goods, formerly owned by E. A. & SON, and has refitted the room and has purchased an additional new stock, and is selling goods away down 50 per cent below the lowest grange prices.
DIED. -In Akron, on the 23d, ALVY. the only son of Rev. J. A. LEWELLEN, aged about 2 years and 6 months. He was conveyed to the silent grave by eight small boys, as pall bearers, followed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends and relatives. Funeral services will be preached by Elder PHILLIPS, August 8th, at the Center school house eight miles north-west of Akron.

[letter from Grand Island, Nabrasks, sgd L. M. BRYAN... refuting
article in SPY claiming that Bryan intended to return here.] ... I am in
correspondence with no one but my parents, and my cousin, E. KIRTLAND...
On the farm of F. M. BACON, well known in your county, are 35 acres
of corn, which on the 18th of July measured 11 ft high...

[ordinance of the incorporated town of Rochester - - - - ]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 6, 1875

HAVEY SPENCER is spending a few weeks in around Goshen, Indiana.
E. B. CHINN has returned from Michigan, were he spent several weeks.
Mr. J. ROSENBERG edited the SPY last week while we were absent at Chicago, very satisfactorily. You would hardly suppose the editorials were written by a Democrat.
Mr. R. DECKER repainted the WALLACE HOUSE omnibus, and it is pronounced by everybody a very good job. As a sign and ornamental painter, Mr. Decker has but few superiors in the State.
RETTIG & COLE, brewers, Peru, own some twelve hundred acres of prairie land in this county. SILAS MILLER, our county surveyor, has been surveying the land for the purpose of ditching. We learn also that it will be fenced this fall.

Miss OLLIE CALVERT has become quite a musician.
Mrs. STUDEBAKER and FRANK MARTIN are on the sick list.
WM. MARTIN is building a new shop. Mr. HORTON has rented his old one and fixed it up for a blacksmith shop.

As we have but one MAIL per week, I will have to write our items on Friday and send them on Saturday, so it will be impossible for them to be published the same week.
Myself and family attended the basket meeting at Bailey's school house on last Sabbath, July 25th...
JACOB and FRANKLIN LEITER have each been building a fine residence, both of which are about completed.

(Public Sale)... at the residence of the undersigned, near Fann School House, in Henry Township, on Friday, August 27, 1875, all the personal property of DAVID SHEETS, deceased, not taken by the widow.... SARAH A. GOOD, formerly SARAH A. SHEETS, Administratrix.

FOR SALE OR RENT. The rooms formerlv occupied by ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, Rochester, Ind... B. S. LYON.

FARM FOR SALE. ... a No. 1 farm, containing 60 acres, 35 of which are cleared, dry land ... about 8 miles east of Rochester and 2-1/2 miles north-west of Akron. JOHN LAM, Akron, Ind.

BILL HAITE is the experienced carver at the new meat market.
J. ROSENBERG goes to Peru to foremanize the Miami county SENTINEL .
Mrs. JOHN ELAM returned from Valparaiso, Wednesday, for a week's visit.
Master EDDIE MYERS is the champion croquet player, for his size and age, in the city.
The ODD FELLOWS' Celebration and Dedication of the hall, promises to be a very extensive affair.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. HOUSE and Mr. and Mrs. JIM GAINER were on a pleasure trip to Maxinkuckee lake, Wednesday.
AL WALLACE has started a very neat peanut and fruit stand, two doors south of FEDER & SILBERBERG's ...
BEECHER & AWALT. proprietors of new meat market, in the BEEBER BLOCK, are gentlemen whom we have no fears in recommending to the people.
Messrs. J. N. ORR and J. ROSENBERG propose starting a newspaper in this or some adjoining county, some time in October. They are both young and enterprising and doubtless will succeed.
I. NICODEMUS, northwest of town, has been engaged this season in gardening. Those desiring to have a quantitv of sour krout, cucumber pickles, or anything in his line, will do well to give him a call.
The members of Akron, Allen, Green Oak and Taylor GOOD TEMPLAR lodges, will hold a general picnic at the Fair Ground, near Rochester, on Tuesday, August 17th. Everybody is invited to come and spend the day with them.

W. H. SICKMAN last Saturday night returned to Rochester from the "parental roof" near Bourbon.
Mrs. PEARSON is erecting a veranda in front of her residence, corner of Pearl and Jefferson streets.
MINERVA WHITE, the young lady who has been watching the court house fence so many nights recently, was taken to the county poor house last Tuesday by marshal RADER.

Rev. Mr. ARNOLD, of this place, will preach once a month at Fairfield, this State, for the next year.
The Sunday-school at Champ school house, is still in progress, and is doing well.
The new BRIDGE across Mud creek, on the Green Oak road, is completed, and is a good job.
Dr. STRAND, is improving his new farm, he expects to build a large brick house this summer and fall.
Mr. HENRY HOWER's hand left him because he wanted him to carry a rake in harvest, when binding after the reaper.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 13, 1875

Devil BILL HOLMAN lately married a widow BURNS, near Sevastopol.
Mr. and Mrs. HARVE DENISTON have gone on a week's visit to Miami county.
MILT MOORE's little son is afflicted with meningitis tuberculosa, which has been pronounced incurable by Drs. HECTOR, BROWN and GOULD.
Mr. and Mrs. BOLLMAN, at Decatur, Indiana, rejoice in the possession of a little daughter. Mrs. BOLLMAN was formerlv Miss ELSIE E. KEEGAN, so long a member of our family. Allow us to name the baby JANE.

Lincoln has fifty good templars.
Mrs. JEREMIAH WEAVER, of Rochester, is now visiting relatives in this city. -INDIANIAN.

Mr. LOLLA SAMUELS of Rochester, Indiana, is a most accomplished musician. He plays upon 3 instruments at the same time ... Harmonicon ... guitar... triangle... He is engaged by the Berks county Company, and is intending to take a trip to Indianapoiis. He will attend the Exposition -MIAMI CO. SENTINEL .

[letter to the editor sgd OLD CITIZEN] ... they determined to have a cannon that they might celebrate the glorious Fourth and other occasions as they were wont to do. Accordingly a subscription paper was circulated to raise money ...
Rochester, Ind., June 14, 1847. We. the undersigned, do agree to pay the sum set annexed to our names (here omitted) for the purpose of buying a CANNON, for the use of the citizens of Rochester, Fulton county, Indiana. F. K. KENDRICK, J. H. STAILEY, ANDREW M. SCOVIL, FREDRICK AULT, J. M. SPENCER, JAMES W. RANNELLS, A. F. SMITH, B. BROUILLETT, H. C. JENKINS, R. N. RANNELLS, W. H. AULT, SAMUEL STAILEY, W. C. SNODGRASS, WILSON ALEXANDER, MICHAEL STORM, SAMUEL RODEFER, H. W. MANN, ISAIAH HOOVER, JOHN SNODGRASS, L. N. BOZARTH, JOHN SNYDER, E. BARNES, RALPH SMITH, THOMAS MARTIN, N. A. SPERRY, ELI CLIFFERT, GEORGE MOORE, J. J. SHRYOCK, E. LONG, WILLIAM TINER, JOHN MOORE, J. N. DRAKE, AULT & ARCHER.
The gun was purchased at South Bend for the sum of about $15.00, and was brought to this place by a team. The cannon was placed in charge of a Mr. BROWN, a cooper, and Mr. LONG, a shoemaker, who managed it very satisfactorily on many occasions. At one time the gun was discharged, dislocating a thumb for Mr. LONG, and taking off one or both hands for another man whose name I do not remember.
The cannon weighed about 300 pounds and was between 3 and 4 feet long, having about a 2i inch caliber. Feeling sorrowful over the accident, and fearing that others might occur, several of the citizens took it to a deep hole in Mill creek, below the Warsaw road bridge, and threw it in, where it yet rests in peace, and its deep-toned voice is heard no more.

(Notice of Dissolution) Notice is hereby given, that the firm of D. L. BECK & BROTHERS is dissolved. All persons indebted to said firm will settle their accounts at the office of KEITH & SMITH, Rochester, Indiana. D. L. BECK & BROS. Rochester, August 6, 1875.

Judge CALKINS returned from the Black Hills last Thursday night.
Mrs. LEVI BURCH sent to our office a peck of pears, for which bit of generosity she will please accept our thanks.
THOMAS MERCER, who resides south of town, says his wheat crop is better this year than in any former season.
Mrs. ALICE A. EICKENMEYER, with her little daughter, is visiting her mother, at Hillsboro, Illinois. Mr. A. D. EICKENMEYER talks of visiting Germany this fall and winter.
The telegraph operator at this place may expect a dispatch from headquarters soon. Poor whisky and bad women will ruin any man. The excursion train last Tuesday morning was delayed a half hour on his account. Who's next.
The old Rochester CANNON, which "Old Citizen" say yet lies in the bottom of Mill Creek, might be resurrected by a few enterprising boys. It would bring about $12 for old iron if nothing more. Capt. LONG can tell you about where it lies.

(Pay off Your Notes) The notes belonging to JAMES ROBBINS are placed in our hands for collection, all due August 12, 1875. We are ordered to enforce collection immediately. Parties indebted to James Robbins will please call and settle at once. They are principally sale notes. ESSICK & HOLMAN. Rochester, Indiana, Aug. 10, 1875.

C. C. WOLF, the jeweler ... has removed his store three doors north of his old stand, in the room formerly occupied by DENISTON & VANTRUMP...

G. M. CONN and Mr. McDUGAL, of Fulton, were in town last week.
Miss THERBERT, of Chicago, is visiting her friends, ROSA and MINNIE BRACKETT.
JAMES SMITH, a brother JOHN W. SMITH, is lying dangerously sick at his home in Richland township.
Master HARRY ELLIOTT gave a party to a number of his little associates last Saturday, the same being his eleventh burthday.
J. W. COLVIN and J. W. EIDSON, retired students of the Rochester schools, last Monday left this county for a point fifty miles west of St. Louis, Missouri, to engage in school teaching.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES VAN WINKLE, of Madison county, Indiana, cousins of G. I. MILLER, of this place, were among the disappointed excursionists, last week. They remained in Rochester only twelve hours, after which time they returned home. On Monday evening Mr. GREELY VAN WINKLE, of the same county, arrived here and went on the excursion, Tuesday. He is now visiting in town and is very well pleased with its appearance. He is no relation to old Rip, however.

School commenced again on the 3d by a Miss STRONG, from Akron....
The new brick school house will be completed in a short time ready for school.
The young people enjoyed a good old-fashioned dance at Mr. BARR's a few evenings ago.

(Notice in Attachment) ALEXANDER C. COOK vs BENJ. F. JORDAN. Proceedings in attachment before C. J. STRADLEY, J.P., on the 1st day of September, 1875. The defendant in the above entitled case is a non-resident, and he is hereby notified of the pendency of this suit. If he does not appear on said day, the case will be tried and determined in his absence. C. J. STRADLEY, J.P.


The POST thinks it would pay to run a hack between Rochester and Kewanna.
Constable KIRKENDALL sold a portion of GEORGE BEARSS' household goods, last week.
Mr. JOHN BASTOW was unfortunate enough to have fourteen loads of timothy hay spoiled by the late heavy rains.
A gentleman from Ohio has purchased LEN DOWNS' farm. This is the sixth family from that State that has settled in this portion of Rochester township during the last three years.
Miss BESSIE SWEET, who taught two very successful terms of school in the south Pin-Hook district, is better qualifying herself for the profession by availing herself of the advantages of the KEWANNA NORMAL.
RETTIG & COLE, the Peruvians who bought the GEO. BEARSS, and a portion of the MILLER property, have employed a large number of hands to wade the marshes and chop willows, with the design of preparing a mammoth corn field for a dry season.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 20, 1875

A little stranger came to the house of one Mr. CAUCHMAN on the night of the 15th inst. BENJ. says he will keep him though he is toothless. [See Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana 1880 Census,: [Liberty Township, 224-250] COUCHMAN, Benjamin, Belle, William F. [Wm 4 son], Louisa Z.)
The people organized a Sunday-school at the Frear school house, on last Sunday.
Miss MINTIE HOWER, from near Logansport, is in our midst, visiting friends and relatives.

A son of WILLIAM GREGORY, aged 16 years, near Mud creek, saddled his pony Tuesday evening, and struck out into the world to do for himself. The father and uncle came to town, early Wednesday morning, in pursuit of the young prodigal. No tidings. Later - The boy has returned.

Miss CARRIE GIFFIN, aged 12 years, lives over a mile from the Mt. Zion school, but during the last term she was neither tardy or absent a single day, never failed in her recitations, and received the prize for good behavior and spelling.
Mr. STEFFEY, who resides on the old DAVENPORT farm, was seriously injured by a mowing machine last week. Having stepped down in front of the cutter bar to fix something that was out of place, the horses started with a sudden jump and one of the guards caught him in the ankle joint, penetrating to the bone. ... He is in a fair way for recovery...

MARRIED. -Our Justices are having quite a lively run of business at present and are required to settle some knotty points of law. Last week BEN ANDERSON and MARTHA MOORE, daughter of MARK MOORE, called on his honor Esq. STRADLEY and each presented a little claim against the other which they hoped his honor would allow. The 'Squire looked over the papers and after asking the parties a few questions rendered a judgment in Ben's favor but required him to pay the cost which amounted to $2. As a case of emergency existed the 'Squire issued an execution forthwith and Ben immediately levied on the defendant and when last seen was taking her home in his arms. The property will not be exposed to sale. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: BENJAMIN B. ANDERSON m. MARTHA MOORE, Aug 10, 1875.]

LEM EARL was thrown from a horse a short time since and had an arm broken.
Mr. WINDSOR EVANS estimates the damage to his potato crop, by rot, already to be equal to the loss of 100 bushels.
The many friends of Mrs. J. P. CHANCE, who is now visiting her parents in Ohio, will be pleased to learn that her health is rapidly improving.
Under the tutorship of the well known and reliable old dentist, M. M. REX, we shall expect our young friend W. F. KIRKENDALL to soon become an efficient tooth carpenter.

LIME! LIME! A car load of fresh lime has just been received at my lime house, near the depot, which I will sell at retail at low rates. DANIEL STERNER.

CAL VANTRUMP also drives a very fine carriage horse.
SIMON HARTMAN counts one more in his happy family.
Mrs. GRANT LONG has been quite sick for the past week.
Mr. G. H. BEEBER, near Tiosa, sold his fast horse for $250.
Mrs. JAMES McQUERN was taken dangerously ill on Wednesday.
Grandfather and Grandmother DAY, of Liberty township, gave us a brief call, Tuesday.
Mr. JOE A. MYERS, the efficient deputy county treasurer, will be employed by Mr. CATES, the new Treasurer.
By letter from W. H. MATTINGLY, Buffalo, New York, we learn that Mrs. MATTINGLY is still having very poor health.
Five cents reward is offered for the return of one W. M. CAMP, a school teacher in the north part of this county, who owes us $1 for printing visiting cards.
Mr. JONAS MYERS says he was one of the three persons who dumped the old ROCHESTER CANNON into the deep hole, but cannot now give the exact spot where it lies.
Mr. GEO. C. DORLAND, of Laporte, agent for the sale of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad lands, called on us last Monday. He is a cousin to the BEEBER boys, and a royal good fellow.
B. C. WILSON says PERRY was the name of the person mentioned last week by "Old Citizen." Both hands were mutilated by the premature discharge of the cannon, and were amputated by Dr. BRACKETT.

ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL, Opens August 30, 1875, for a Term of Thirty-Six weeks ... W. J. WILLIAMS, Principal. N. L. LORD, A. BROWN, J. DAWSON. Trustees.

DIED. At the residence of his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MOORE, 3-1/2 miles east of Rochester on Wednesday afternoon. at 3 o'clock, HENRY H. MOORE, son of MILTON H. MOORE, aged 10 years, 5 months and 18 days.
The disease was meningitis tupurculosa, or scrofulous inflammation of the brain. Henry was a very bright Little bay, beloved by all who knew him. His early departure is the cause of much sorrow. The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church, in Rochester, to-day (Thursday), at 3 o'clock. Services by Rev. N. L. LORD.

Grandpa COOK is now clerking for G. W. COOK.
Mrs. F. PETERSON and Mrs. ELKINS are on the sick list.
WM. BRAMAN and wife started for Kokomo this morning to visit relatives.
Mr. HEIGHT is repairing his house, some; several others are also fixing up things a little.
Mr. H. WOODS has again returned to Fulton after an absence of about five months. He looks as gay as ever.
Mr. KELSEY starts for St. Paul, Mo., Thursday. We hope they will have a pleasant journey. Will miss them very much, as they were good citizens. Mr. MYERS, the gentleman he sold to, will take possession immediately.

Miss ELLA WALLACE, of Rochester, has been visiting Miss ELLA KELLER and other friends in this city during the last week. -PERU REPUBLICAN.

SCOTT SHIELDS will return to Springfield, Ohio, this week.
Rev. CONLEY, of near Fulton, lost a set of harness last Tuesday night. It was stolen.
J. G. HILL is preparing to enclose his north Jefferson street property within a new picket fence.
Mrs. G. M. SARGENT left Rochester, last Tuesday, for Ripon, Wisconsin, where Mr. Sargent has purchased property, with the intention of making it their permanent home.
The following named Rochester people are this week viewing Niagara Falls: G. I. MILLER and lady, E. E. COWGILL and lady, F. K. KENDRICK and lady, Dr. A. K. PLANK and lady, E. KIRTLAND and lady,Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and lady, D. W. LYON and lady, DAN AGNEW and lady, J. E. CATES and lady, Mrs. MANN, Mrs. HOLEMAN, Mrs. SHRYOCK, Mrs. AUSTIN, Mrs. RANNELLS, Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS, JAMES McCLUNG and B. F. MECHLIN. They will return home tomorrow.

Mr. WILL BLACKBURN has just completed one of the coziest dwelling houses in Fulton. Will was once a resident of Pin-Hook, and his numerous friends are pleased to note his prosperity.
When running the dividing line between the farms of JESSE COPLEN and HENRY DAY, near Fulton, the Surveyor found that Day's out houses, orchard and well were situated on land belonging to Coplen....

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 27, 1875

H. D. MASTELLER was one of the excursion party to Niagara Falls, last week.
Mr. C. C. WOLF has the largest and finest safe in town. The old one has been sold to Mr. WALTERS, the merchant, at SALINA, in Richland township.
FRED PACKER, Esq., of Richland township, lately purchased a celebrated short-horned cow and calf, which will be exhibited at the coming county fair. Mr. A. L. ROBBINS, of Henry township, also has a short-horn which will be exhibited at the same time and place.
During the next three weeks we expect to purchase new reading type for the SPY, which will add largely to its appearance and usefulness. The type on which the SPY is now printed has been in use in this town beyond the knowledge of the oldest inhabitant, and should therefore be permitted to retire from active service. The new type will be smaller, which will enable us to give more reading matter on the home pages.

A new barn has just been built by J. URBIN, on his town lot ...
JESSE KALER supplies the citizens with the best of beef twice a week.
Rev. LANGLEY has gone west.

Uncle G. McCLOUD is on the sick list.
DAVID SHAFFER is still on the sick list without any change for the better.
SCOTT WHITTENBERGER and sister, and Miss SLAYBAUGH, were buggy riding the other evening, and going at a lively speed, ran against another horse, breaking the front wheels and shafts of the buggy, and throwing the driver between the shafts and front axle, while the horse was kicking his best ...
LINCOLN, son of J. WILHOIT, is sadly afflicted with scrofula, or King's evil. Several doctors have examined it and pronounced it a bad case.
Miss SHANNON has gone to visit her parents in Ohio. She embraced the opportunity of the Niagara Falls excursion.
Notwithstanding the wet weather the following named persons have gathered a full crop of babies: I. MOORE, G. WILCOX, N. ROBINSON, JESSE BURNS, P. PONTIOUS, D. MILLER, J. WARREN,. L. WILHOIT, H. PERRY, L. MCDERMONT...
E. A. ARNOLD & SON have moved to Schoolcraft, Michigan. Akron has lost two good citizens and kind neighbors ...
WILLIAM BITTERS' new brick residence is going up like magic, if it does rain every day. He will soon have one of the finest residences in the township.
A. GAST has built a veranda in front of his shoe shop.

(Commissioner's Sale) ... by virtue of an order of the Circuit Court of Fulton County, Indiana, the undersigned a Commissioner appointed by said Court, to sell the Real Estate belonging to the heirs of GEORGE W. CLAYTON, deceased, will offer at private sale, on and after the 20th day of September, 1875, at her residence in said County (real estate, described) in Fulton County... ANNA CLAYTON, Comissioner.


WILLIAM MACKEY, Esq., has been quite feeble for a few weeks.
Miss MINNIE SHEPHERD was quite sick last Saturday and Sabbath.
Mr. E. STREET, of Kewanna, talks of going to Texas on the excursion.
JAMES MILLER, formerly clerk at Ashton's bank, is now in London, England.
WILLIAM BITTERS and sons are building a large brick church near Denver, in Miami county.
Mrs. Rev. C. J. DEWITT and children started for their home at Pioneer, Ohio, Monday night.
Miss OLEAN BAINTER and Miss MAGGIE WILSON are contemplating a two week's visit to Delphi.
And now SHIELDS & TRACY have a very fine butcher wagon. It was gotten up at the HEFFLEY shops.
It is rumored that VICTOR DANIELS, of Akron, is about to become assistant local editor of the Rochester SENTINEL.
JOHN ROBBINS, Esq., of Attica, Indiana, has been visiting among his old friends and neighbors of this county, for the past week.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's mother, in Aubbeenaubbee township, on Thursday evening, August 19, 1875, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. FRANCIS H. DITMIRE and Miss MARGARET ELLIS.


Doc SHIELDS has the erysipelas in his right hand.
Dr. J. C. SPOHN went east to see his ma last Monday.
Miss ANNIE JACKSON is visiting in Indianapolis this week.
Miss MINNIE STRADLEY, after visiting awhile at Valparaiso, last Saturday returned in company with an elder sister.
JOE ROSENTHAL, for many vears a clerk in DANZIGER's drug store at this place, late of Chicago, paid Rochester a visit last week.
WILLIAM RALSTIN barely escaped serious injury by a runaway which occurred near the corner of Jefferson and Water streets, last Saturday.
DIED. -BERTHA, daughter of GEORGE H. and ANNIE M. WALLACE, aged 5 months and 24 days, departed this life last Friday after an illness of only one day. The funeral was attended at the BaDtist church on Saturday.
We have in hand some early reminiscences of Shelby County from the pen of "Uncle" ISAAC H. WILSON of this city, which will appear in next week's issue. -SHELBYVILLE VOLUNTEER. This same Isaac H. Wilson is a brother of B. C. WILSON, the man who wrote a history of Fulton county for the Spy some weeks ago.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 3, 1875


Miss ELLA REX is giving instructions on the piano and organ...
Rev. R. H. CALVERT, in Liberty township, will sell all his farming implements at public sale, on Thursday, September 23d. Peru will be his future home.
Dr. C. F. HARTER and L. M. MONTGOMERY, some months ago purchased a forty acre lot, near Indianapolis, for $12,000. They are now offered $40,000 for their bargain.
Mr. J. N. ORR (Gate Keeper), of this place, has been employed by Mr. JAMISON, the principal editor of the Miami County SENTINEL, to write up the locals and 'sich' for that paper during the time of court in this place....

Lincolnites fight for pastime. A battle took place at that point, last week, between JIM SNODGRASS and PRIOR WRIGHT.

The town trustees have purchased a GRAVEL BANK bevond Mill creek, on the Michigan road, that the town of ROCHESTER may have sufficient gravel with which to improve her streets for many years to come... This little tract of land cost but $250 and will be worth twice the amount when the gravel is all removed.

VANDERKARR TRIAL. -The rehearing of the Vanderkarr murder trial is occupying the attention of the Fulton county circuit court this week ... The following are the
The prosecution is conducted by ENOCH STURGEON and ISAIAH CONNER; the defense by M. L. ESSICK, J. S. SLICK, E. CALKINS, H. B. JAMISON and GEO. W. HOLMAN. A change of venue being taken from Judge CORBIN, SIDNEY KEITH was chosen to occupy the judge's stand....

TEMPERANCE MEETING at the Baptist Church Sunday Evening. ... The entertainment was opened with a temperance song by the Rochester glee club. Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, Mrs. C. F. HARTER, Mrs. ROBERT GOULD and Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, officers of the organization, entered the pulpit and took charge of the exercises ... Rev. DEWITT was called to the stand for a temperance speech ... followed by W. J. WILLIAMS and Father FOOTE... Rev. UTTER......

DIED. -on last Wednesday, the 25th, JAMES RUSSELL died of typhoid fever. Mr. Russell was in poor health, but was not seriously ill but a few davs.
JOSEPH ARNOLD attended the picnic at Green Oak, last Saturday, and while he was away from home fifteen head of cattle had a picnic in his cabbage and mellon patch.
Don't call Rochester the "FLOUR CITY" any more. They make better flour at Fulton, Millark, Bloomingsburg and Aubbeenaubbee, and even the principal part of the flour that is sold by the merchants in Rochester is manufactured elsewhere.
MARRIED. -Uncle JAMES DAVIS has had a new knot tied in the matrimonial noose, and no longer fries his own meat or wages his nocturnal warfare against the bloodthirsty mosquito alone. Uncle Jimmy somehow took a particular fancy to the widow GIFFIN, of Sprinkleburg, and in two weeks from the day they became acquainted the twain were made one...[See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 18361983: JAMES DAVIS m. SARAH J. GRIFFIN, Aug. 22, 1875.]

DIED. -At the residence of his parents, one mile north of Akron, LINCOLN H., son of JOSEPH WILHOIT, on the 28th day of August, 1875, of Scrofula or King's Evil, aged 14 years and 6 months.
His remains were consigned to the silent grave, last Sabbath, followed by a large concourse of his friends and relatives. Funeral services by Rev. J. ALLAMAN of Silver Lake. The community sincerely svmpathizes with the family and friends of the youth, in his early demise. Thev have suffered a loss the extent of which words cannot convey. He was all that a son, brother or friend could be, and it is sad to reflect that he was cut down in the flower of his youth, just when life seemed sweetest, and the world was most beautiful, but he has gone to his reward, and as his sister remarked at the grave, he cannot come to us, but we can go to him, and his mourning friends should find solace in that fact. -OCCASIONAL.

SAMUEL HEFFLEY sells a new wagon or two almost every day.
Hon. S. DAVIDSON is erecting a fine residence on the north bank of lake Manitou.
AL PUGH, foreman of the SENTINEL office, was taken suddenly ill, Wednesday morning.
Mrs. GRANT LONG, who has been very low for three weeks, is now recovering slowly.
Miss EVA TODD, of Peru, is here visiting Miss TELLA LYON and other voung lady friends.
A. C. SHEPHERD has purchased White Cloud of E. B. CHINN. She will not appear at the Fair races.
JOSEPH LAUR sued JACOB GERSON for slander with $5,000 damages. The jury assessed the damages at $5 and costs.
Mrs. C. BLOOM, whose husband "got up and got" so soon after their marriage, is now the mother of a fine young daughter.
Miss MINNIE SHEPHERD treated our family to ice cream, one evening last week.

Miss BELLE WILLIAMS is sick.
J. N. BOZARTH, of Valparaiso, was in Rochester last week.
J. B. ELLIOTT is enclosing his property, adjacent to North Rochester, within a new fence.
The wife of DANIEL JONES is lying dangerously ill at her residence in North-west Rochester.
A little son of SIMON HARTMAN was dangerously ill last Saturday, but at present is much better.
GEORGE RULE is said to be one of the ornaments in HICKMAN's drug store, at Argos; at any rate he is clerking there.
Miss LUCY CLOUSE, of Hoover Station, Cass county, formerly of this place, has been visiting here a portion of this week.
Pedestrians are considerably annoyed by having to climb over wood piles which blockade the sidewalks of north Main street.
An old landmark situated on the corner of Main and Columba streets is being torn away. The building, old as it is, has a history that might prove quite interesting if related. For many years it marked the southern limit of the business portion of Rochester.

The bank barn of SAMUEL ASHELMAN's that the carpenters have been so long busy at during the summer, is at last completed.
The young folks, ever on the alert, had a social party at DAVID BRIGHT's on Wednesday evening. Also an ice cream supper at JESSE BURN's on Thursday night ...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 10, 1875

SOLDIER'S REUNION. -Perhaps the largest reunion of soldiers held, since the war will take place at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Thursday and Friday, October 14th and 15th.......
The following persons of the several townships have been appointed to inform the soldiers ... and solicit attendance: Wayne - ABRAM HOOBER, JOHN W. RUSH. Union - Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN, Capt. A. T. JACKSON. Aubbeenaubbee - HIRAM RARRICK. Liberty - ISOM NEW, JOHN APT. Richland - CLARKSON HICKMAN, C. W. CLAY. Henry - SIMON MILLER, ELMER SHEETS. Newcastle - GEORGE KESLER, JOHN W. BLACK. Rochester - Capt. JOHN H. BEEBER, Capt. CHES. CHAMBERLAIN...

FRANK BRUETTE lost a good horse last week with lung fever.
AL SHEETS of TAMARACK CORNERS has sold his farm, and, like a sensible man, is trying to buy another one somewhere in this county.
The BIG ISLAND in lake Manitou is not the pleasantest place in the world to reside; a fact of which JOHN GLAZE's family were made painfully aware last week. Mr. Glaze had taken the boat and gone to Rochester to work, leaving Mrs. GLAZE alone with the little children, one of whom was taken suddenly ill and lay working in convulsions until the return of the father with the boat enabled them to procure the necessary assistance.
It is not often that one hears of a singletree running through a horse's leg, but one of TOM MOORE's horses carried such an ornament last week ... plowing ... in turning, one of the hooks caught the horse above the hind knee and tore through the hide... singletree through the hole...

FULTON SCRIBBLINGS by DELL, September 6, 1875
Mrs. SWARTZ still continues to weave; has all she can do.
Mr. C. S. HORTON has moved into a part of Mrs. STUDEBAKER's house.
Doctor WAITE is fixing up his new house preparatory to moving in.
We hear Mr. JOHN ALLEN and son intend starting a blacksmith shop here.
Mr. KELSEY has gone to Saunk Center, Minnesota, instead of Union, as stated in my last.
Mrs. S. ALLEN and Mrs. DUSH are also weaving, so you see we are well supplied with weavers and carpet.
Mrs. JOHN PHILLIPS, of Kokomo, has been visiting relations in this place, the past week.
FRANK MARTIN still continues to pound iron. He likes his new boss, C. S. HORTON, very much.
MARRIED. -THOMAS MOORE and Miss CUBBERLY were married at this place, on the 28th of August, by Esq. DAY. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: THOMAS L. MOORE m. ELLEN CUBBERLY, Aug. 28, 1875.]
Miss LIDDIE CORBET, writer of Fulton News, in the POST is just recovering from a huge boil on her face, which has made her remarkable for her facial beauty.

GREEN OAK SUNDAY-SCHOOL CELEBRATION... seven Sunday schools represented... spectators ... attendance in all of over 1,200 persons ... Green Oak school, Union, Ebenezer, Lincoln, Oak Grove, Mud Lake, Mud Creek... speeches by Rev. Mr. CARLAND, Rev. Mr. BELL, Mr. BABCOCK and Mr. WILLARD HATCH ... a committee of chosen singers was selected from the various classes to sing in the following order:

Mr. C. FITZGERALD has been employed by the new county treasurer as deputy of that office.
WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, in Wayne township, killed a black snake, recently, which measured just twelve feet in length.
Mr. WINDFIELD BISHOP, and Mr. M. F. AYERS, with their families, of Richland township, will start for Judsonia, Arkansas, next Thursday, with the expectation of making that their future home.
Miss TELLA LYON and Miss DORA ROBBINS left for Oxford, Ohio, last week, to attend college.
Mr. T. NEWHOUSE and his men are adding another story to Dr. GOULD's residence...

SORGHUM MAKING. -I am now prepared to make sorghum for all who may favor me with a call. The same will be made for one-half, or 25 cents per gallon, cash. Clean your barrels. Top the cane just below the upper joint. HENRY HOWER, Near Fulton.

MARRIED. -Wednesday afternoon, September 8th, at the residence of the bride's parents, south-east of Rochester, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. DALLAS J. EDWARDS and Miss CLARISSA WHITTENBERGER.
-At the residence of the bride's father, August 31, 1875, near Mud lake, Dr. WM. K. ARMSTRONG, of Windfall, Indiana, and Miss OLLIE CALVERT, by Rev. R. H. CALVERT. ... They go to Windfall for their future home...

JAKE VANTRUMP is pa; it happened last week.
Mrs. THOMAS HAMLET, of Plymouth, is visiting here this week.
Mr. DAVID COOPER has retired from the firm of BARKDOLL, KENNEDY & CO.
Mrs. KITT is having her residence on Jefferson street re-roofed, raised and otherwise repaired.
E. KIRTLAND was last Saturday elected trustee of the First Baptist church, vice MARK MOORE, resigned.
Miss AMANDA MECHLIN returned from her Ohio visit last Friday. She reports having a pleasant vacation.
DIED. -At the residence of his parents, in Richland township, Sunday, September 5, 1875.. THOMAS JEFFERSON ROBBINS, aged 22 years and 9 months.
The deceased was the only surviving child of JOHN H. and NANCY E. ROBBINS, between whom the fondest affections of parents and child was known to exist. For the past two or three years he had been preparing himself for the practice of medicine, during which time he attended two courses of lectures at Chicago and was preparing for the third, with which he expected to graduate. He will be remembered by many readers of the SPY as "Dim Star," who wrote so many interesting articles from Richland township. He was a believer in the Christian religion, but made no open profession, though many persons have said to me that he was a noble young man. -A. E. BABCOCK.

LEVI M. PARSONS. of Henry township, aged 22 years, son of ELIJAH PARSONS, of this place, has been afflicted for nearly three years with paralysis. He was taken to Indianapolis by his brother, A. V. PARSONS, two weeks ago and returned with the discouraging report that he could not be cured.
FRANK P. BITTERS returned to the Valparaiso college, last Saturday, it being his fourth term... He has been a successful teacher of public schools for four years, but is now seeking for higher attainments in order to practice some more useful pursuit in life. C. K. BITTERS. a younger brother, went to the same place Monday....

BOARD OF EDUCATION. -The Fulton county Board of Education met at the Auditor's office, September Ist, 1875... called to order by Prof. ENOCH MYERS ... J. DAWSON was elected secretary. The following members were found to be present: Prof. MYERS, A. W. ELLIOT,. of Wayne township, W. D. MOORE of Aubbeenaubbee, C. HAIMBAUGH of Newcastle, JACOB WliITTENBERGER of Henry, F. PETERSON of Liberty, A. BROWN, N. L. LORD and J. DAWSON of Rochester corporation...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 17, 1875

[Letter from New Market, Missouri. Sept. 6. 1875, sgd H. F. LANDES - - - ]


BILL CARTER will have to throw up the sponge when SOL WAGONER gets his new house completed. It will out-shine WILLIAM's residence.
VANDERKARR MURDER TRIAL. A Third Trial Must Be Held. A sick juryman prevents the rendering of a verdict - a new trial will be commenced October 4th --- Eleven jurors express their intention to vote for acquittal - His Honor, Judge CORBIN, says it is a Clear Case of Murder in the Second Degree - - - - - - - - -

An exciting game of BASE-BALL was played on the commons, near the railroad, last Saturday afternoon, between the MODOCS, of Walnut and the SELECTS, of Rochester... (Selects) - W. REX, L. E. RANNELLS, F. C. MONTGOMERY, O. DECKER, L. M. BRACKETT, L. SAMUELS, S. F. CHANDLER, W. BROWN, J. FLINN.

JOHN DAY boasts of the finest boy in the north woods.
Hon. S. S. TERRY will move to Rochester instead of Michigan, as was anticipated.
GEORGE KING, of Wabash county, has purchased the RAUDEBUSH property, in Akron.
FRANK and SAMUEL TERRY will start to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to school in a few days.
M. YEAGLY don't care a cent if the centennial is a failure, because D. HOOVER is papa and he is Grandpa.
E. BLAIN moved in his newly purchased property last week. There are two good houses for rent, in Akron.
F. DANIELS and W. KREIGHBAUM have dissolved in the harness business, and each one is running a shop on his own hook.
The other day the end of W. W. ANDERSON's thumb flew away to the dogs. He done it with his little hatchet.
ELI STRONG traded his Silverlake property for a horse, wagon and harness and some money. Eli sold too cheap.
Daddy KUHN has friends from the Old Keystone state visiting him in his old age...
There were over one hundred relatives at the WHITTENBERGER reunion, on the 10th inst., and not near all present. Who can beat that?
E. A. ARNOLD & SON, a late Akron firm, are running a restaurant and boarding house in Schoolcraft, Michigan...
I. N. WHITTENBERGER, of Cherubusko, reports business fair in that place. ISAAC has many warm friends in Akron...

LUCY SMITH is teaching a full term of school at this place, gotten up by subscription.
There are forty-eight members of the Green Oak I.O. of G.T. lodge, and still they come.
Mr. KEEL, of near this place, is erecting a large granary, 24x36 feet.
Mr. JOHN BROCK, of near Ebenezer, was taken suddenly and seriously ill, on last Saturday night.

(Notice of Administration) ... WILLIAM H. DAGUE appointed Administrator of the Estate of SAMUEL DAGUE, late of Fulton County, deceased... September, 1875.

(Administrator's Sale ... uidersigned Administrator of the estate of SAMUEL DAGUE, deceased, will sell at public auction at his late residence in Liberty township, 3 miles south of Fulton... Thursday., October 7, 1875, all the personal property.... WM. H. DAGUE, Administrator, September 14, 1875.

S.S. PICNIC. A general Sabbath-school picnic will be held at FIVE CORNERS, in Miami county, on Saturday, October 2d, to which all good people are cordially invited. WILLARD HATCH.

Mr. J. D. POWNELL and family have moved to Metea, Cass county.
JAMES DAVIS, Esq., left a fine lot of grapes on our table Wednesday morning. Many thanks.
The new brass band has not yet been christened. Allow us to suggest EMRICK'S CORNET BAND.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON sold $1,229.65 worth of goods last week. They done a business of $400 Saturday. That's what we call good for this time in the year.
LEROY ARMSTRONG and T. J. McCLARY started Tuesday, for Bloomington, Indiana, to attend the law school. They are active young men and may yet make their mark in the world.
Mr. WILLIAM H. C. CHINN left on our table, Tuesday, two large bunches of grapes ...
PETER KLINE, the don workman at Zimmerman's boot and shoe shop, is getting up an assortment of fine work for the fair. The Old Kentuckian has had much experience in the "brown business," and puts up jobs in the best and most approved style.
Mr. A. C. COPELAND, the banker, it will be remembered, is a practical telegrapher. He proposes putting up an old style instrument, which he has on hand, in the front window of the bank, and receive the grapevine dispatches from all parts of the town and county.
WILLIAM H. DAGUE, an attorney at Monticello, formerly editor of the HERALD , JOSEPH DAGUE, formerly connected with the Logansport JOURNAL, and DAVID N. DAGUE, a farmer of Liberty township, brothers, gave us a brief call last Tuesday. They are all intelligent, fine looking men.
Miss MARY CRAVEN presented us Monday with a basket of large Early Rose potatoes and a few choice tomatoes. Mary is a good girl with a kind heart...
Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD started with his little daughter, EDITH, who is a deaf mute, to Northampton, Massachusetts, Tuesday afternoon. ... This is her third term, it requiring two or more to graduate. It costs Mr. Shepherd on an average of $500 a term for her schooling, $300 for tuition and $200 for fare, &c., but it is his only child, and expense is hardly a consideration.

FARM FOR SALE. -The subscriber will sell his Farm, in Richland township, Fulton county, 3 miles west of Walnut Station, containing 185 acres of land, all under good fence; 52 acres of good timber, balance in good cultivation, with good fences, good buildings, good water, large apple orchard, and small fruits in great variety... S. M. BISHOP.

PHIL WEBER has "topped" the field of corn standing on York street, west of his residence.
SAM BARKDOLL intends starting to Indianapolis, next Sunday, with his horse and wagon. It will take him two days to drive through.
Some persons without due regard for God, man, the writer, or any body else, play croquet on south Madison street, on Sunday. Names next time.
Considerable excitement is being expressed at the disappearance of FREMONT S. KOONS, from his boarding house in this place, last Thursday night. He had been in attendance at the public school here until last Thursday, and no one knows why he should so suddenly disappear. His height is about four feet four inches, full faced, curly hair, well dressed, aged about 20 or 22 years.

C. P. HINMAN, city treasurer, is erecting a neat brick dwelling for his own comfort.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY., Friday, September 24, 1875

Miss JENNIE LARIMORE has returned to her home in Starke county.
Nearly everybody has gone to "big Dunkard" meeting today, (Thursday) at Mr. SAGER'S.
SAM DAWSON and ROY COCHRAIN are visiting friends in Starke county.
JOHN KELLER has just completed a fine frame residence, which bespeaks comfort for the coming years.
WILLIAM SAGER was presented with a promising young daughter, one evening last week.
The brick school house is at last finished, and school commenced on Monday, by Miss KATE CLEMANS.
A grand party was given at Mr. BRIGHT'S, on Saturday the 4th. Ail the old time games were revived and several new ones introduced ...

We are very proud of our new band. The uniforms are pretty and the music is good. Long live the ORCHARD CITY BAND!

To Rochester and Fulton county belongs the honor of producing a WATER METER. It was invented by Hon. S. S. TERRY and Mr. C. A. BENNETT. This invention will obviate a difficulty long felt in towns and cities, the buildings of which are furnished with water through pipes and permitted by some families to run to some unnecessary waste. By its use the amount of water used by each house or manufactory can be readily determined and paid for accordingly - as is done with gas. A patent has been applied for and if the invention continues to prove successful, it will prove a handsome fortune for the inventors.

JACK ANDERSON, charged with incest with his three daughters, had a third trial last week and was acquitted by the iury. This perhaps was one of the most infamous cases ever tried before a Hoosier jury. If he is truly innocent of the crime charged, and the action was brought by the daughters for the purpose of obtaining property or extorting money from their father, hell will be too mild and eternity too short to punish them for their damnable schemes and false swearing; but if the charges are true and Anderson is guilty of the crime of incest with his three daughters, from the time they bloomed into womanhood, he is deserving only the association of the lower order of brute beasts in this world and the scorn and contempt of all condemned spirits in the next. It will be left for Judgment to say which are the guilty parties - the lower courts have been unable to fully determine.

Some sneak thieves have been taking uncle JIMMY DAVIS' grapes without his consent, but he has got his old rusty gun loaded with shot, and seems perfectly willing for them to come again.
What's the use to raise such a racket just because the Sheriff has to call the lawvers into Court? FLINN's and GUS. MEISCH's saloons are just across the street, and the Sheriff don't need to call very loud.
SAMUEL SIBERT plowed up several nests of snake eggs, one day lately, and slaughtered almost a hundred of the "innocents." They were about 8 inches long and appeared quite snakish ...
Some noodlehead wants to know why I didn't say something in my last items about NEWT. McQUERN being "parient" to an eleven-and-a-balf pound boy. The reason is easily explained. My last items were written several days before the advent of the young bushwhacker, and, although a near neighbor, and good at guessing, I did not feel justified in pronouncing it a boy.
O. B. MILLER, of Antioch, has a cucumber vine on which four cucumbers are growing, the longest of which is 4ft 8in, and the shortest one 2ft ...

Grandpa DAWSON has been on the sick list during the past week.
Father FOOTE was quite sick last week, but has now nearly recovered.
The new residence of Dr. TERRY, on west South street has received a new roof.
Mr. JETHRO NEW, of this county, is a first cousin to JOHN C. NEW, Treasurer of the United States.
J. W. ROSS is adding a second story to his residence on the corner of Jefferson and Water streets.
GEORGE GROVES, once a resident of this place, but later of Western Illinois, spent all last week in Rochester.
The show to-morrow will occupy the grounds immediately west of the M.E. Chapel and south of the school house.
The lost is found! FREMONT S. KOONS has turned up at a town in Michigan. No reasons are yet given for his sudden disappearance.
ENOCH McCOY (formerly "Brimstone" of the SPY) is working at the oven in RALSTIN'S BAKERY, this week. A young Brimstone is helping him.
Miss ADRIA ANDRUS, of this place, is teaching in the Winamac public schools. Adria is a good scholar, of kind disposition, and well fitted for the position she occupies.
CALEB CASTLEMAN, living just west of the corporation, is possessor of a vine on which one hundred and thirty large sized, well formed pumpkins are growing...
Mrs. ELIAS BROWN, formerly of this place, but later of Michigan, will, perhaps, soon move to Rochester, rent the property of the late WILLIAM STURGEON, on West Market street, and begin keeping a boarding house.
E. KIRTLAND last Saturday received a telegram from Grand Island, Nebraska, reading as follows: "It's a bov. All well, L. M. BRYAN"

(Non-Resident Notice ... MARY BYAL vs FRANKLIN BYAL... Plaintiff, by E. STURGEON, Attorney... affidavit, that said Defendant... not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 20th day of Septeinber, 1875. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

J. SIDMORE and Capt. LONG, champion Boot and Shoemakers, are now employed by V. ZIMMERMAN.

LINDLEY MOORE, the sick juryman is no better.
SAMUEL TOWNSEND, Esq., of Henry township, brought four pumpkins to the fair, Wednesday, averaging 100 pounds each - the largest one weighing 132 pounds. Henry is not a very good township for pumpkins either.
DIED. -In Rochester, on Thursday, September 9th, Mrs. SARAH JONES, wife of Mr. DANIEL W. JONES, aged 69 years.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, in Henry township, on Tuesday, September 14th, 1875, by Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. WILLIAM GAST and Miss MARY E. BIGGS.
-On Thursday evening, September 16, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Rochester, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. B. F. BRANDON, of Kokomo, Ind., and Miss JENNIE DAVIS.

DAVE M. RANNELLS is proprietor of the eating house, on Main street, opposite the Mammoth building, formerly occupied by J. S. RANNELLS ...
Mr. WILLIAM PENCE, four and a half miles south of town, will sell all his personal property, at public auction, Friday, October 1st ...
JAMES MARTIN, Esq., ex-county commissioner, has purchased the right of the Success Washing Machine for this county. The machine works by crank and has the appearance of being a real "success." ...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 1, 1875

Uncle SAM MECHLING has a tomato which weighs 32 ounces.
Rev. CLEARWATERS, the new pastor of the M.E. Church and family, arrived last Thursday night, and were temporarily quartered at Mr. MERCER'S.
JAS. O. MILLER's letter from London, England, is quite lengthy, but full of interest. As the reader will learn, it was written to Mr. DAN AGNEW and lady, and it is through their kindness we are permitted to publish it.

The MUD CREEK SABBATH-SCHOOL is in a most flourishing condition... The following are the present officers: Mr. R. WHEELER, Superintendent; Mr. J. TOWNSEND, assistant; Mr. THOMAS BUTTLER, secretary.
Mrs. PHILIPS, from Kokomo, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. BUTTLER, in this vicinity.
The Pin-Hook school is progressing finely. Miss SARAH CARTER, teacher.
Mr. J. RAGON is intending to build a house on his farm, west of Pin-Hook.
Singing school next Wednesday evening, Mr. SHELTON, our teacher, is quite an intelligent young gentleman.
There will be a TEMPERANCE meeting held at the Mud Creek school house, Friday evening, for the purpose of organizing a lodge. All are invited to attend...

A. STRONG has sold his farm to D. HOOVER, of Miami county.
NOAH SHIREMAN is the only one that boasts of a baby this time.
Remember the meeting of the AKRON HORSE COMPANY, tomorrow, at 1 o'clock P.M. Oct. 2d.
JIM OLIVER is returning to his Kansas home from which he came about one year ago, on account of the hopper ravages.
Last week the dogs of this vicinity made a mutton raid, killing and crippling about a dozen of sheep for D. WHITTENBERGER, E. STRONG and A. BOWERS.
A child of Mr. WARREN got hold of a bottle of paregoric the other day, and came very near taking its everlasting sleep ...
When will people learn to let A. J. ANDERSON alone. He was snatched on a charge of petit larceny and taken to Rochester on Saturday, and the next morning he was at home. He is law proof.
SAMUEL TOWNSEND got the red ribbon on his big pumpkins..
One day last week Dr. JOHNSTON's boy saddled his horse and rode him into the school lot... some of the boys bantered him for a race ... horse became unmanageable and knocked down and trampled on a little son of ELI STRONG, breaking two of his ribs and bruising him otherwise ... the boy is improving ...

(Guardian's Sale)... at private sale... Seven eighteenths undivided (real estate, described) ... JACOB SHOWLEY, Guardian of minor heirs of SARAH A. SHOWLEY, deceased. September 27, 1875.

E. FLINN has sold out his Peru saloon.
H. ADAMSON, the gardner, had a fine display of vegetables at the fair.
E. R. BOYER and wife started for Ohio, Tuesday night, to attend a family reunion.
Mrs. GRANT LONG is still lving very low, though hopes are still entertained of her recovery.
M.L. ESSICK, Esq., went to Gilead, Monday afternoon, to visit his father, who has been quite ill for some days.
Mr. JACOB LEITER has just completed his fine country residence, which cost in the neighborhood of three thousand dollars.
Our residence is now on the northeast corner of Monroe and Vine streets - in E. S. BARNES' brick. We have moved. Bring your knitting and stay for tea.
A daughter of THOMAS GINN found a pocket-book on the fair ground, last week, containing a note and some money. The owner can have the same by proving property and paying for this notice.
The party season was opened Monday evening with the wooden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN W. SMITH...
Mr. and Mrs. OLIVER JENKINS and Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT HAKINS, of Lincoln, called at the SPY office last Thursday forenoon and spent a half hour interviewing the editor, looking into the mysteries of printing, &c. They are fine young married people, though the command to multiply and replenish the earth has not been obeyed.
Mrs. KATIE M. McILHANEY, and her accomplished daughter, CLARA, of Stroudsburg, Monroe county, Pennsylvania, are making a protracted visit among their friends and relatives in Michigan and Indiana. Two weeks were spent with their relatives at Akron and this place. Wednesday they returned to Schoolcraft, Michigan, and from thence home...

WANTED. A GOOD GIRL. -competent to do general house work, can secure good wages on application at G. G. LONG'S, East Pearl street, south of public square, Rochester.. Indiana.

A NEW PLOW. -JOHN KEWNEY and sons, well-known foundrymen and machinists, of Rochester, have just completed a new make of plow, which promises to excel all others in Fulton county soil. It is possessed of all the advantages known to all other plows, with such additional improvement as will warrant its ultimate success. The mould-board and landside has been so formed as to remove all doubts as to its scouring in any ground. It has been named the "EAGLE PLOW."... Price only $10.

MARRIED. -On September 23. 1875, at the residence of Mr. McCARTER, on Jefferson street, by Rev. C. J. DEWITT, Mr. HIRAM ROUCH and Miss MARGARET ELKINS. All of this county.
DIED. -At the residence of her son-in-law, DANIEL DERR, in Union township, Mrs. POLLY MASTER. aged 69 vears, 9 months and 14 days.
The deceased was born in Berks county, Pennsxilvania, and was baptised and united with the Presbyterian church in 1825. She was the mother of nine children, six of whom are vet living.
-At the residence in Rochester township, Saturday, September 25, 1875, Mrs. MARY A. SINKS, wife of A. C. SINKS. aged 30 vears, 11 months and 5 days.
The deceased was born in Fairfield county, Ohio. Her maiden name was MARY A. ALSPAUCH. She came. to this county with her parents in 1854, and was married to her now bereaved husband the 25th of May, 1871. The funeral services were held last Sabbath at the Union church, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and sympathizing friends. Rev. P. CARLAND preached an excellent discourse ... After these solemn services closed, a procession of seventv-five to one hundred wagons, well filled with the neighbors and friends of the deceased, followed the body to the Mt. Zion cemetery, where it was laid away in the cold and narrow limits of the grave to rest until the resurrection morn.
As a wife and mother she was all that could be desired - loving and caring for her husband and two children with true womanlv affection, and was loved by them as ardently in return. As a neighbor she was exemplary - always kind, benevolent and attentive, caring for the sick and sympathizing with the afflicted. She had long been a faithful attendant at the Sabbath school, always exhibiting a Christian spirit, and although she was called away in the prime of womanhood, when the harvesting time life had just begun. She is now reaping the reward of her labors in Heaven.
We tender our sympathies to the bereft husband and little children, hoping they will heed the exhortation of the apostle to be always ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh. -J. PENCE.

DIED. -The infant child of WILLARD GOULD was buried last Monday.
Miss ANNIE JACKSON has been quite sick during the past week.
Mrs. E. P. COPELAND and her daughter LAURA went to Indianapolis, last Monday.
Dr. C. F. HARTER was called to Ohio last Monday to the bedside of a dying mother.
MOORE RALSTIN has erected an addition to his residence on North Jefferson street.
Prof. T. W. FIELDS and Miss EMMA BARNETT, of the Kewanna public schools, were in Rochester last Friday.
Mrs. F. W. STOCK and her son ALFRED, of Hillsdale, Michigan, formerly of this place, were here on business last week.
Quite a number of our citizens will attend the dedication of a BAPTIST CHURCH at MARSHTOWN, this county, next Sunday.
Dr. R. H. KEITH left Rochester last Monday night for Whitehall, Wis., to practice his profession. During his stay of about six months he has gained many friends ...
There being no positive signs of the mill race ever being repaired, some time ago the supervisor had the old bridge torn away which crossed the rut on east Columbia street, and a good road graded in its stead. That was a praiseworthy improvement, and deserves mention even at this late day.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Friday, October 8, 1875

Mr. E. B. CHINN was employed as a door keeper at the Indiana Exposition and State Fair...
Dr. J. A. SUTTON, of Akron, has formed a copartnership with Dr. A. H. ROBBINS and will move to Rochester in a few davs ....

DIED. -At his residence in Henry township, September 28th, Mr. JOHN SCHROLL, aged 72 years, 10 months and 26 days. He had been afflicted with palsey for some ten vears, seven of which he had been unable to perform any labor. Bv economy and industry he accumulated a very handsome fortune which he leaves to his aged and faithful companion and five children.

The fine residence, occupied by Dr. ERNSPERGER, Gilead, was destroyed by fire, Sunday, September 26th.
Mr. JOE W. BEEBER, corner of Vine and Railroad streets, is erecting a very neat building on his resident lot, to be used as a work shop, wood-shed, &c.
Mrs. I. CONNER and her adopted daughter, DOLLIE, went to Marion, Saturday, for a two weeks' visit. Perhaps Dollie will remain a year and attend school at that place. Mr. CONNER went along as far as Peru.
NORVAL WHITE, one of the compositors of the Spy, went on the excursion to Chicago, Tuesday.
JIM BURROUGHS, when he saw the sheriff coming to summon him on the Vanderkarr jury, hid himself in a fodder shock.
Prof. J. A. SMITH, and Miss ELLA REX, of this place, will conduct a musical institute, at Francisville, commencing October 17th.
Misses EMMA and MARY SPERRY, two pretty and intelligent young ladies, of Pin-Hook, are attending the High School of this place.
DIED. -Sad news comes to us this week - the report of the death of Mr. JOSHUA BLAZE, a hardware merchant, at Columbus, Ohio.. an only brother to Mrs. BITTERS.
Mrs. CATHERINE TRUE and her affectionate little daughter, LULU, started last Monday, for Marysville, Tennessee, where they expect to remain about one year ...
I Mrs. MARTHA SHADEL, of near Leiter's Ford, while attending the fair, lost her pocket-book, containing a $5 bill and some small change...
MARRIED. -On Sunday, October 3, 1875, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. A. I. STEVENS and Miss ANNIE ENYART. All of this county.
-Sunday evening, Oct. 3, 1875, at the residence of the bride's mother. in Union township, by H. B. APT, Esq., Mr. MARSHALL M. HILL and Miss SARAH E. CARTER, all of Union township, Fulton county, Indiana.
DIED. -Near Green Oak, October 1, 1875, JAMES P. SMITH., aged 38 years, 8 months and 7 days.
The funeral of the deceased took place last Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended by the relatives and friends of the family. He was a member of the Mason order at Bloomingsburg, being demitted from the Order at this place. He was a widower at the time of his death. two wives having preceeded him to the grave. Two children and five brothers survive him. The deceased was a good, peaceable and quiet citizen, a devoted husband and an affectionate father; a good Mason and a kind brother. However he was not a professor of religion; he expressed himself ready and willing to die, saying, "I long for the time to come when I can go to sleep and never wake up." The property he leaves is sufficient to support his two children until they shall be able to do for themselves.

The father of C. P. HINMAN is again visiting at this place.
Mrs. WHITEHEAD and her daughter, of Argos, are visiting J. DAWSON and family this week.
About twenty Masons of the Rochester Chapter attended the funeral of JAMES SMITH, at Green Oak, last Sunday.
O. D. ROSS went to Hillsdale, Michigan, last Monday night, where he will remain until the latter part of this week, then return home.
Prof. WILLIAMS and WILLIAM TRIBBETT didn't care so much about being thrown from the buggy as they did losing of the dash-board, near WILLIAM CARTER's residence, on their return from Green Oak, last Sunday. Neither was seriously injured.

Mrs. T. H. MERCER attended the Marshall county fair last week.
Mr. JOHN CAROTHERS, formerly of near Green Oak, is now a resident of Pin-Hook.
Nutting excursions are now in order. It is delightful to roam over the woods at this season of the year.
Miss JOSIE REDD is again visiting her relatives in Pin-Hook. She was gladly welcomed back by many friends made when here before.

The WAGONER BROS. are manufacturing a large amount of lumber now. They cut about forty thousand feet each week.
The GOOD TEMPLARS of Lincoln have a membership of over seventy, and yet there is a fellow there who doesn't want to be called a reformed drunkard.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 15, 1875

Mrs. O. C. SMITH has been quite sick for two weeks.
AL WALLACE is fitting up a nice confectionery store, first door north of FLINN'S.
Mrs. SAMUEL BARKDOLL and her three little children have gone visiting to Cresco, Iowa.
Miss DOLLIE CONNER will go to California in a few days to make her home with a married sister.
Mr. SAMUEL BRICKLE, of Aubbeenaubbee township, dropped three large sweet squashes at the SPY office, last week.
Mrs. SILAS MILLER is having a four weeks' visit in Ohio, and the Fulton County Surveyor is trying his hand at keeping bachelor's hall.
MACK ASHTON's EXCELSIOR MACHINE SHOPS AND FOUNDRY resumed operations last Monday aweek ....
DIED. -Through some unaccountable oversight we neglected two weeks ago to announce the death of HARRY, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE W. BEEBER, a bright little cherub, aged 3 months and 3 days.
MACK ASHTON walked into the court room Sunday morning, while the audience was waiting to hear the verdict of the jury, with a big rope under his arm. Mack is opposed to hanging but very fond of a joke.
DIED. -Mr. G. W. DAWSON, a resident of Liberty township, died of congestion of the brain, October 6th. His remains were taken to Shelbyville, Indiana. for interment. Mrs. DAWSON will make her home at the latter place.

Mrs. OSBORN, relict of the late THOMAS OSBORN, has been dangerously ill for some time.
Miss ELLA KEWNEY, who taught the summer term is now engaged teaching a fall term of school at the saw mill school house.

[letter from Cresco, Iowa, Oct. 4, 1875, sgd JNO. G. STRADLEY - - -]

VANDERKARR'S THIRD TRIAL. The Jury bring in a Verdict of Manslaughter and Assess his Punishment at Twenty Years in the Penitentiary... An Appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court of Indiana.........

This time WILLIAM KREIGHBAUM tip toes it because it is a girl.
DAVID SHAFER and WILLIAM SHOEMAKER are on the sick list yet.
HENRY SPEROW fell from his wagon the other day and the wheels run over his head and cut one of his ears off close up.
Dr. TERRY reserved a lot in Akron when he sold out. I think he will build on it next spring, like a sensible man would.
L. N. BITTERS, of near Gilead, has sold out and is now looking up a location in Akron. Another sensible man LEM is a first-class carpenter.
A. J. ANDERSON has been studying medicine for the last two years and now he is going to stick out his shingle at BIRMINGHAM. Whose turn next?
HARMON BIGGS has sold his farm to a Buckeye man. Biggs is hunting himself a small farm near Akron. ...
REUB. WHITTENBERGER is hauling brick preparatory to building a fine brick residence in the spring. Reub. is a thrifty farmer, and who knows of a Whittenberger that is not.
JOE W. BEEBER, of Rochester, is moving DILLON & STRONG's tannery out on Main street ...
Akron boasts of as good a string band as can be found in northern Indiana, composed of the three DUNLAP brothers and W. F. STRONG, E. BLAIN, promptor. Terms easy. Give them a call.
Doctors S. S. TERRY and JAS. A. SUTTON have both moved to the FLOUR CITY; the former to wind up the lumber business and the latter to form a co-partnership with Dr. ROBBINS. Dr. Terry has been a citizen of Akron for twenty-five years....

The sick list is long this week to mention: Mrs. BRYANT is low with the typhoid fever. Mr. TUCKER is very low; old age however is making rapid inroads on his health, as he is now nearly his 90 years of age. Mr. T. PETERSON, who has been sick several months, is now recovering under the treatment of Dr. SHULTS.
Mr. JOHN ALLEN fell from a wagon a few days ago which has laid him up for sometime.
Doctor WAITE has moved into his new house.
Mr. H. WOODS has returned to Illinois, accompanied by his brother, THOMAS.
Mr. THEADORE WHITE has purchased Mr. DAY's farm, 1-1/2 miles south of town. Mr. Day is moving to Rochester and Mr. CANNON, of our place, will move down there next week.

Mr. and Mrs. E. P. TOWNSEND rejoice in the possession of a young son.
Mr JAMES MARTIN, the ex-county commissioner, and lady, started Wednesday, to visit among their old time acquaintances, at Bennington, Ohio.
DIED. -HUGH VAN METER, Esq., died at his residence, east of Rochester, last Saturday. We relied on "Fritz," our able correspondent from that neighborhood, to furnish an obituary... It will be written by him for the next issue.
Mrs. JOE W. BEEBER is visiting at Kokomo.
A brother to A. C. COPELAND, a New York banker, was in town Tuesday.
DIED. -FREDDIE, an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. MONTGOMERY, died at their residence, Monday evening.

Mr. PHIL WEBER and lady attended the Seventh-Day Adventist camp meeting at Bunker Hill, last week and this.
SAM PICKET, formerly a resident of Rochester, but of late years traveling with a circus, has taken up his abode in Bourbon.
W. H. MATTINGLY, formerly editor of the SPY, now a resident of Buffalo, New York, is the happy father of a charming young daughter.
Marshal RADER last Thursday received intelligence of the death of a brother-in-law at New Waverly, Indiana. He left for that place the day following.
JONATHAN ROSS, last Friday, while working in MYERS & GAINER"s planing mill, had a Large sliver thrust through his wrist about the joint. It was removed by Dr. ROBBINS.

[Ordinance prohibiting Horses, Mules, Cattle and Swine from running at large within the incorporated town of Rochester - - - - ]

NEARLY A FIGHT. -There was a speck of war in Miami county, Saturday, at a place called FIVE CORNERS, about two miles from Lincoln. A Dr. BOGGS, who resides at the latter place, married, a number of years ago, a daughter of JOSEPH PENROSE, Esq., of this county, by whom he had two children, who are now young ladies, aged respectively fifteen and seventeen. After the death of their mother, which occurred some ten years ago, the children were taken home by their grandparents and kindly cared for, for a number of years. Their father then married and the children were taken home. He and his wife disagreed, and were finally divorced, when the children again returned to their grandfather's. Some time later the doctor married a third wife and again took home his children. Failing to agree with No. 3, they were divorced some eight months ago, and his daughters, now grown, remained to keep house for him. He went to a great deal of trouble to impress on the minds of every one, and particularly on his children and their relations the utter worthlessness of the woman from whom lie had been divorced, and finally wound up by marrying her again just six months after he had been divorced. When the woman came home the girls again left and took up their final abode at their grandafther's, much against the will of their father who insisted that they should remain at home with their second-hand step-mother. Last Saturday there was a picnic at Five Corners and the young ladies went, one with a gentleman escort, and the other with her aunt, Miss EMMA PENROSE. Dr. Boggs was there too and insisted that they should return home with him. They objected and the valiant doctor drew a revolver and threatened to shoot the oldest girl. She screamed murder, in a manner to remove all anxious fears solicitous relatives might have had about the soundness of her lungs, and soon had the whole picnic around her. In the confusion she succeeded in escaping to the buggy of her escort, who, in a style to shame the knights of old, put whip to his horse and brought her to a place of safety. The younger girl was still in the carriage with her aunt, and the man of medicine then turned his attention to her. Miss Penrose showed remarkable pluck and presence of mind, but could not fight the doctor and hold her horses too, so she was obliged to let the girl go. The doctor took her into his buggy and started for Lincoln, two miles distant. The crowd proposed to follow, and in a few moments the cry of "on to Lincoln" resounded through the woods from center to circumference. Miss Penrose was determined not to be out done. She had brought the girl to the picnic, and would bring her home at all hazzards. She got a nice little excursion party into the old family carriage, which was now transformed into a chariot of war, and drove rapidly to the doctor's house in Lincoln. He was informed, in a cool and decided manner, that he could not forcibly retain his daughter, and that the girl would be taken home whether he blustered or not. Miss P. proceeded to give him a piece of her mind on general principles, and he then concluded that discretion was the better part of valor and gave up the girl, who was taken home in triumph. There was lots of excitement, but nobody hurt, and again Cass county is ahead of Miami. -PHAROS.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 22, 1875

Miss CLARA HEFFLEY scalded her left foot severely last week.
VANDERKARR was adorned with silver-plated bracelets, while on his way to Michigan City, Friday. VAN is not usually a very stylish man, either.

The benighted residents of the neighborhood near the Oliver school house have been listening to a few enlightening sermons lately, preached by Rev. J. BOICOURT.

ALEX. McKEE has another addition to his family circle. So mote it be.
MARRIED. -ORLANDO SLAYBAUGH has united his destiny with a Miss SHEPHERD all because he thought it would be a cold winter.[See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: ORLANDO SLAYBAUGH m. FRANCES SHEPHERD, Oct 14, 1875.]
In my last communication I said there was a good opening for a first-class physician. I am happy to inform the public that Dr. ERNSPERGER, of Gilead, has filled that vacancy occasioned by the removal of Dr. SUTTON ...

C. BLOOM has returned.
DIED. -A brother to Mrs. GRANT LONG, died at Indianapolis, Tuesday.
Mrs. C. ANTHONY started last week for a general visit among old friends in Ohio.
Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY and Mrs. J. W. SMITH were quite sick the forepart of the week.
Mrs. G. G. LONG is recovering rapidly. A visit to her mother at Indianapolis is talked of.
A. STRONG, of Akron, and WILLIS LINE, of Rochester, went to Indianapolis, Monday evening, to attend the Good Templars' Grand Lodge.
WILLIAM DOWNS, south of town, will sell at public auction, Saturday, October 23d, a lot of personal property, consisting of horses, cows, hogs and farming implements generally.
Mrs. C. CARL, of Lincoln, called at the Spy office, last Thursday. She is a very pleasant lady and well fitted to be the leading milliner of that enterprising village...
THOMAS DAY, Esq., of near Fulton, has sold his farm and purchased a residence in this place. He has retired from the active pursuits of life, and with his faithful companion will seek only to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER, of Akron, this county, is a true philanthropist; he always returns the marriage fee given by the bridegroom to the bride, with the instructions that she shall use it in the purchase of a family bible.
Dr. BOSWELL, the dentist, made a very handsome set of teeth for Father FOOTE, charging only enough to cover the cost of the material used...
We are sorry to report this week two cases of domestic infelicity - the separation of Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN ROBBINS and Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS WILSON. Each person named has children by a former marriage. The cause of the "bust ups" may be readily surmised.
At the annual election of officers for the M.E. Sabbath school last Saturday evening, the following persons were chosen: LEVI MERCER, Superintendent; C. J. STRADLEY, assistant; ENOCH STURGEON, secretary; Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, treasurer; ARTHUR K. STURGEON, librarian; FRANK JACKSON, assistant; ANNIE JACKSON organist; Dr. M. M. REX, chorister.
Last Thursday night, in company with JONAS MYERS, GEO.W. TRUSLOW, Col. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Capt. R. S. JEWELL and J. B. ELLIOTT, we went to Indianapolis to attend the soldiers' reunion...

THEATRE TO-NIGHT. -The Mary Breyer Comedy Company, of Chicago, will open at the court house, in Rochester this (Thursday) evening, and will remain until Saturday evening....

MARRIED. -At the residence of W. W. ANDERSON, Akron, Indiana, Thursday, October 14, 1875, by Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. ORLANDO SLAYBAUGH and Miss FRANCIS SHEPHERD. All of Fulton county.

Mrs. REES EMERY is visiting friends in Columbia City.
In the temporary absence of Mr. KENWORTHY, Rochester has a new telegraph operator.
I. WALKER has erected a fine wood shed on his west South street property. Ditto G. I. MILLER on west Pearl.
WEIRICK, confined in jail this week, is dieting on pumpkins. This is the bill of fare for imprisonment the third time.
J. W. EIDSON and J. W. COLVIN, two boys of Fulton soil, who went to Missouri recently to teach school for $60 per month, have returned home. "Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home."
There will be a general cleaning up of the Mt. Zion graveyard, to-day (Friday). Those who have friends buried there should have some desires to see the yard put in respectable condition. Go early, take an axe or pick, and work with a will.

DIED. -Oct 9, 1875, of typhoid and spinal fever, HUGH VAN METER, in the sixty-eighth year of his age. Mr. Van Meter was born in Stark county, Ohio, but his parents, while he was vet a babe, removed to Richland county, in the same state, where the family resided for 25 years. Moving thence, they were among the first settlers of Allen county, in the western part of'the state, where the deceased married HANNAH FLEMMING, and raised a family of four boys and three girls, all of whom survive him except the oldest son. Nine years ago he sold his farm in Allen county, Ohio, and purchased the BOLES farm on the east bank of Lake Manitou, in this county, where he resided ever since. Mr. Van Meter belonged to the Presbyterian church, was Chaplain of Manitou Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, was a Justice of the Peace for Rochester township, and was one of our best citizens.
-Of consumption - October 7, 1875, Mrs. CATHARINE COOK, aged 53 years. Mrs. Cook came to this county about 10 vears ago, having originally resided in Allen county, Ohio. About four vears ago she was divorced from her husband, PHILLIP COOK, sen., but was remarried to him a few months afterward. She leaves a husband and three sons.
-October 13, 1875, of tvphoid fever, Mrs. NANCY DAVIS, aged about 29 years. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. BIDDLE, and a wife of COLUMBUS DAVIS. She leaves one child to mourn the loss of a mother's watchful care.
All of the above deceased lived within a mile of each other, and died within one week. -FRITZ.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 29, 1875

MILT WILEY and JAMES PYLE finished sowing wheat last week.
The new telegraph company that has been organized expects to bring about a great reduction in the rates charged for messages.
M. S. WEILLS, who taught the north Pin-Hook school last winter, was elected to teach it again this winter...

(Notice of Administration) ... I. B. SPARKS appointed Administrator of the estate of STEPHEN J. HILL late of Fulton County, deceased.... Oct. 27, 1875.

(Petition to Sell Real Estate) ... Miami Circuit Court... JOSIAH FARRAR, Administrator of the estate of JOSEPH J. DAVIS, deceased. has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate ... ...

Mrs. FRANK B. ERNSPERGER has been quite sick for two weeks.
Mr. THOMAS EWER, of near Lincoln, handed in his yearly two-dollar bill, Tuesday.
Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY and her daughter, Mrs. J. W. SMITH, are still confined to their beds.
FRANK DILLON, at Akron, was seriously injured while assisting in moving a building, last week.
We are often asked the question "where is WILLIAM ASHTON?" He is at Windsor, Canada, keeping a restaurant.
Mrs. A. B. SIBERT, whose husband is "Fritz," went on a visit, Tuesday, to her parents, near Lima, Ohio.
Mrs. F. P. WAUGH, of Bloomingsburg, started for Marion county, Ohio, Monday night, for a protracted visit among her old-time friends.
CHARLEY PLANK is an improvement on all former postmasters in Rochester...
Col. K. G. SHRYOCK has removed to his new law office on south [sic] Washington street, near his residence...
A large beer tumbler slipping from FRED KIRKENDOLL's fingers, at one of the saloons, Saturday night, collided with the head of a stranger, knocking him senseless upon the sidewalk, cutting an ugly gash in his head. The stranger survived, the glass was not broken and Kirkendoll escaped being arrested.
Dr. M. M. BOGGS, of Lincoln, waltzed into the SPY office, Monday forenoon, on the tips of his ponderous ears, and after carefully balancing himself corporally on a chair, he proceeded to squeal about an article copied into the SPY from the Logansport PHAROS, which he, the venerable doctor, swears with a terrible oath, is all the vilest kind of a lie, &c, &c, etc., etc. The poor unfortunate doctor found we wouldn't scare, and seeing our muscle beginning to swell, he departed. This man of physic has written a rejoinder to the PHAROS, which if published, will be copied into the SPY that our readers may learn both sides of the aggravated case. The doctor swears hard and fast, but not very fluently.

'Tis said CON WELCH possesses several pounds of the article called "baby."
EDDIE QUIVEY, of Plymouth, has become a student of Dr. BOSWELL, in the dental business.
Mrs. REBECCA BROWN and her son SYLVESTER, of Shelbyville, Indiana, are at present visiting in this place. Mrs. B. is a sister to Mrs. ANN KING.
JOHN AULT, Sr., living about four miles west of town, father of our fellow townsman, ADAM AULT, Esq., was seriously injured last Saturday morning while felling a tree. ... Mr. A. is well advanced in years which makes the chance of his recoverv more doubtful.

TO THE MEMORY OF HUGH VAN METER. late Chaplain of Manitou Grange No. 745... from our midst our much esteembed Chaplain, Hugh Van Meter, October 9. 1875... a copy... be presented to the family of the deceased... REUBEN CARR, S. C. DAVIDSON, Com.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY., Friday, November 5, 1875

Mr. and Mrs. LEVI S. EMRICK have found a new joy in their married life. It is a daughter.
LINCOLN has a graded school, which opened last Monday. CLARK BAILEY and Miss MATTIE MORRIS, teachers.
WILLIAM LOUGH has been discharged from the Indiana Insane Asylum, sound in mind and physically much improved.
JONAS MYERS has purchased a new combined knife and fork, designed for one armed men. Jonas can now elevate his hash with as much ease as anybody.
The CENTRAL HOUSE bar-room has been repaired. R. N. RANNELLS, the proprietor, has a happy faculty of entertaining his numerous guests to their entire satisfaction.
Miss TILLIE KITT, of Remington, formerly of Rochester, has been married to a Mr. DOWNEY, of Rensselaer ...

A SAD STORY. [long letter to the editor, from Near Kewanna, Oct. 25, 1875, sgd P. S. TROUTMAN. relating accidental death of his brother, ALONZO C. TROUTMAN]:
On the morning of the 21st inst., at about 8 o'clock, I learned through the Chicago TIMES, of the 19th, that my only brother, ALONZO C. TROUTMAN , was shot at Winona, Minnesota, by the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of his wife, to whom he was married on Wednesday preceeding, in Chicago.
I accordingly started at once for the secne of the dreadful tragedy. On reaching Winamac I learned through the TIMES of the 20th, that he died at 5 o'clock a.m., the 19th...........
DIED. -ALONZO CASSIUS TROUTMAN, was born in Fulton county, Indiana, April 18, 1846. Joined the church of Christ under the labors of Elder W. S. WINFIELD, in June of 1861. Was married to Miss ANNA MAHON, of Chicago, October 13, 1875. Died in Winona, Minnesota, from the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of his wife, October 19, 1875. Aged 29 vears, 6 months and 1 day.

Mrs. J. P. CHANCE returned from Ohio a few days ago with health not much improved.
Miss MOLLIE NEWHOUSE, who is an intelligent, well educated young lady, is teaching instrumental music in connection with the common school branches, near Greencastle, this State.
Young man, if your hide is well soaked with whisky, if your mouth has a capacity for a five cent chew of tobacco and an ejective force capable of throwing a half pint of saliva across a court room and hitting the hottest place on the stove, just trot over to Rochester and hang out a shingle and enter upon a lucrative LAW PRACTICE. Brains are a minor consideration and you should not hesitate until some are manufactured to order; you will soon learn to say ''gentlemen of the jury" forty times a minute, and this is all thou lackest, already.

The MANITOU DEBATING SOCIETY has been resurrected, and, on each successive Saturday night, our echoing hills and dales resound with the thunders of wind, wit and wisdom.

Last Saturday night Sprinkleburg elected a teacher for the winter school. There were five applicants for the position, each of whom had warm friends to battle for them, but, after considerable "wire-pulling," Miss SARAH McMAHAN proved to be the lucky man, receiving 14 of the 20 votes that were cast...
Somebody's worthless dog that is blessed with a lip for mutton, paid EMRICK GILLETT a visit last Sunday morning and killed a fine-haired buck worth $10. The same fastideous cur tried three of VAN METER's sheep, a few days previous, and even then didn't find one to exactly suit his taste.

Dr. ANDERSON, of Akron, has settled in our place.
Mr. HARRISON COPNER and bride made their appearance at church looking quite sedate.
Mr. C. K. BITTERS was elected to teach our winter school. It will commence the first Monday in December.
DIED. -At this place October 7, 1845, TIMOTHY TUCKER, aged 91 years, 11 months and 9 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. BALL, at the Baptist church. He leaves an only daughter to mourn his loss. Grandma TUCKER died some three vears ago.
-A short distance north of town, October 28, 1875, GEORGE ROUGH, 73 vears of age. Deceased was sick some five weeks, but at last was snatched by the grim monster - death. The remains were taken to the German settlement, some three miles west, for interment, yesterday.

A FALSE IMPRESSION CORRECTED. A True Statement in Regard to the Purchase of the SPY office by W. H. MATTINGLY. He Threatens to start a New Republican Paper in order to Ruin us Financially.

Mr. A. C. ELLIOTT is clerking at SHARPE & PIERCE's Cheap Store.
Mrs. C. HECTOR went to Peru, Wednesday, to see her sister, Mrs. DUKES, who is lying dangerously ill.
We have not felt much like writing this week. A prospect of losing one thousand dollars whether we go or stay, is not very pleasant.
It is a little discouraging to pay cash for wood after so many have promised to pay the subscription with wood. Bring it along quick.
D. W. LYON and WILLIAM REES have been appointed fire wardens ...
Mrs. MAGGIE SNYDER, of Wabash, and Mrs. REBECCA DOANE, of Cromwell, Indiana, have latelv made their annual visit among friends in this county.
This time the report is true. A new DEPOT will be built at this place during this fall and winter. The citizens of Rochester hail its coming with great delight. The present dilapidated old coop has long been a discredit to the town and county. Let ler come.

DANCE TO-NIGHT ... at the Utopian Hall, this (Friday) evening. The German Six Brothers' Band, of Plvmouth, after their Concert at the court house, will furnish music for the ball to be given under the auspices of the "UTOPIAN CLUB."...

MARRIED. -On Sunday, October 31, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Eld. W. W. SHARP, Mr. DAVID M. DUMBAULD and Miss SARAH E. KIRKENDALL. All of Rochester.
-At Akron, Sunday, October 31, 1875. at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. GEO. G. CRAIG, of Miami county, and Miss MENERVA J. CLEMMONS, of this county.
-At the residence of WILLIAM MACKEY, near Rochester, on Wednesday, November 3d, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. WILLIS CARTER, son of W. H. CARTER, and Miss EMMA SINKS, all of Rochester township.
The happy bride and groom started on a pleasure trip to Greencastle immediately after the wedding. Both are well known in this community and have hosts of friends ....

KEWANNA NEWS by MEDICI, Oct, 29, 1875
The friends of the M.E. Church have nearly completed a substantial sidewalk from town to that edifice...
L. C. MILLS and ANDREW JOHNSON have moved to Francisville, and their places filled by others.
Many of the horses in and around this place have the epizootic.

Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS WILSON have moved to town.

Mrs. DILLON is on the sick list.
Dr. JOHNSON is building a new pill shop.
DAVID SHAFER, who has been sick all summer is able to be out again.
WILLIAM BITTERS can keep awake without help all because he carries his thumb in a sling. Felon.
M. YEAGLEY has just returned from a trip through Illinois. He reports the crop and health good in that state.
JAMES RICHARDSON added another member to his family last week, and such appears to be fashionable up this way.
JAMES M. BEEBER is a successful Continental Fire Insurance agent. Almost everybody is insured. or soon will be, in his company.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 12-, 1875

A CARD. -I deem it proper to announce to my friends that the publication of my projected newspaper, the Rochester REPUBLICAN, will not be proceeded with, at least for the present. After reflection, and upon further consultation with the T)proprietor of the SPY, I have concluded that one Republican paper is quite sufficient to supply the wants of Fulton county, and that another enterprise of that kind would only prove ruinous to both. My interests are now, as in former years, wholly with the SPY, and I ask my friends to come to its support... W. H. MATTINGLY.

The Pottowatomie Mill Leased by a Companv
Repairs in Progress
The Mill to Begin Operation Within 30 Days.
A company composed of Messrs. FRED FROMM, JAS. B. ELLIOTT and J. JANSSEN have leased the POTTOWATOMIE MILL, known generally as "the WATER MILL," and expect to be ready for business some time during the coming month of December - probably within thirty days.......

Rev. J. BOICOURT is happy in the possession of a charming little daughter.
GREEN OAK rejoices in the fact that her first improvement during the last two years is being made. The SAWMILL at that place has been cut down one story and is receiving a new cover.

G. D. JAMESON is our school teacher ...

Gravel will be sold at the Corporation GRAVEL BANK, north of town, at ten cents per load.
FRANK DILLON and his little daughter, of Akron, went on a visit to Henry county, last Friday.
Mr. M. T. LOUDERBACK left a half bushel of peach-blow potatoes at the SPY office one day last week.
Miss MAGGIE OAKS, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, an aunt to the BEEBER boys, is visiting her relations here.
A. V. HOUSE, agent for the New York Life and Phenix Fire Insurance companies for Fulton county, has his office with lawyer STURGEON.
NOAH BROOMBACK, one of the smoothe citizens of Union township, chatted pleasantly for a half hour at the SPY office, Tuesday evening.
Mr. JOSEPH REED, residing two miles south-east of town, was kicked in the back by a horse two davs ago, breaking two ribs from the back bone.
Mrs. ELSIE E. BOLLMAN (nee KEEGAN), of Decatur, Indiana, is putting in this week faithfully visiting her numerous friends in this place. She will return to Peru and Bunker Hill, to-day, and thence home.
Mr. JACOB RUPE, of St. Joe county, moved to this place last Monday. He proposes buying a farm some time this winter and become a Fulton county granger. He has the appearance of a good, smoothe citizen, and we welcome him as such.
Messrs. JAMISON and CONNER, half owners of the Miami County SENTINEL, have sold their interest to Mr. J. MILLER, of Argos ...
Now that Mr. W. H. MATTINGLY has become the principal editor of the SPY, we hope that each of his friends who are not now subscribers to this paper will come forward with their greenbacks and support what may now be considered one of the best newspapers in the State.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the officiating minister., Rev. H. SPOHN, Mr. S. A. SPOHN and Miss S. C. DAVIDSON, all of Fulton county.
-Sunday, November 7, 1875, at the residence of the bride's mother., in Liberty township, by the Rev. JACOB HARZLER, Mr. JOHN G. HILL and Miss MAGGIE ONETH, all of Fulton county. ...
DIED. -November 9, 1875, in Henry township, MARGARET ANN NICODEMUS, daughter of ABRAHAM and MARY NIGODEMUS, aged 2, years and 16 days.

Mr. RICHARD WAGONER, living two and one-half miles south of this place, had his thigh bone broken in two places, while attempting to load a log on a wagon, last Thursday.
Last week HANK WINTERS stole a whip from a ROBERT GREEN. He was arrested, plead guilty, and was bound over to court under one hundred dollars bond, but escaped and has not since been heard of.

Pearl street is adorned witn wagons backed up to the sidewalk, wood piles and piles of old iron.
DAVID E. WILLIAMS, a brother of W. J. WILLIAMS, of this place, has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Ohio.
DAVID ROBINSON, the perpetrator of the Greentown, Howard county horror, was a step-son-in-law of Mrs. PAINTER, of this place.

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned Administrator upon the Estate of FRANCIS B. HUFF, deceased, late of Fulton countv... will... sell at private sale... (real estate, described) ... THOMAS TORRANCE. Administrator, Oct. 27, 1875.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Fridav, November 19, 1875

Mr. JOHN P. MYERS is erecting a very fine residence in the south-west part of town.
E. R. BOYER has sold out his harness shop to J. P. MYERS ...

J. SHOWLEY's new dwelling is nearlv completed.
J. ODAFFER is building a new cooper shop in the north end of town, where making and repairing can soon be done on short notice.
Prof. FIELDS has returned from Jay county...
Mrs. JAMES MAXEY was suddenly prostrated by bilious fever with congestion of the brain and spinal column, one week since, remaining insensible for several days. She is now thought to be better, with a prospect of recovering...

DIED. -The wife of JOHN F. WILSON, of Union township, died Tuesday.
-The wife of SOLOMON COLLINS, of Liberty township, died last week. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Mount Olive Cemetery, Liberty Twp: SARAH M. COLLINS, wife of SALMON COLLINS, died Nov. 12, 1875, at age 53vr-7mo-6da.]
J. W. SMITH is putting up a very neat barn and wood shed on the rear of his residence lot. Ditto, DAVID COOPER. Mrs. GRANT LONG has concluded to remain with her friends at Indianapolis during the winter. Her health is gradually improving.
Father McCLOUD, of Akron, who was thrown from his buggy and dangerously hurt last week, is still critically ill from the effects of his injuries.
B. S. LYON, Esq., has been sorely afflicted during the past week with phlegmonous erysipelas. Dr. BROWN has been treating the disease and he is now recovering rapidly.
The barefoot season is over. JOHN GLAZE has removed to town and donned his boots. With each recurring year John announces the approach of winter in this manner.
The KEWANNA POST is defunct. It breathed its last on the 13th; in the language of Dr. WATTS, "The moment it began to live it then began to die." There being no demand for such a sheet, it naturally died from lack of support.
DIED. -At his parents' residence in Rochester, November 11, 1875, CHARLES FRANKLIN CRAIGO, aged 12 years, 10 months and 27 days. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Saturday, at 10 o'clock, by Rev. CLEARWATERS.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, GEO. CARTER, Esq., on Thursday, November 11, 1875, by Rev. JEPTHA BOICOURT, Mr. JOEL R. TOWNSEND and Miss CLARISSA CARTER. All of this county.
-In Rochester, November 8, 1875, 5 p.m., at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Miss AMELIA ANGERMANN and JACOB KEYCHLER, Esq. of Fort Wayne.....

F. L. WAGNER is studying medicine with Dr. SPOHN.
WILLIAM COOPER is lying quite sick at his father's residence on Madison street.
Mrs. KENDRICK and Mrs. COWGILL were called to Union township, last Tuesday, to attend the funeral of a sister-in-law.
Mrs. DURFEE, better known as Mrs. CORY, of Walworth, New York, and her son MELVIN, are visiting friends in Rochester this week.
This week closes my connection with the SPY. For thirteen months, with the exception of two weeks, City Drift has appeared as regularly as the paper itself ....

JIM McCLUNG will train the young ideas of Mt. Zion to hit the target, the coming winter.
Mrs. DANIEL CUFFLE and her youngest daughter are said to be quite ill with typhoid fever.
JOHN GLAZE has vacated his ISLAND HOME in Lake Manitou, and taken up winter quarters in Rochester.
WM. BLACKETOR has made another land trade, and Sprinkleburg will lose one of its best citizens. He has exchanged his 65 acres on the east bank of lake Manitou for 40 acres near MILT WILEY's and $2,000 in payments. JAKE BECK will now be one of our nearest neighbors.

(From the Logansport PHAROS)

To the Editor of the PHAROS:
SIR:- Under the above caption in your weekly issue of the 6th prox., and probably in your daily, you have seen fit, for some cause, to make an unprovoked attack upon me, and to make an unjustifiable assault upon my wife, indirectly, it is true, but none the less unjustifiable, and in justice to me and my family you ought to make amends. I do not take your paper and only had my attention called to your article a few days ago, by its republication in another journal. I ask you to publish this my statement in correction of the misstatements in that article, for I insist that it is a series of misstatements from beginning to end. It is false that I "went to a great deal of trouble to impress on the minds of every one and particularly on his children and their relations the utter worthlessness of the woman from whom he had been divorced." I deny most bitterly, whatever of mistake I may have made in my disagreement with my wife out of which the divorce grew. I never slandered her, and I take this occasion to testify to her worth and womanliness, and my abiding faith in her purity and honor.
It is false that I drew a revolver upon my eldest daughter, or upon anyone. I had no pistol; I do not carry one, and if I had forty, there was no occasion there for the use of one. The whole matter grew out of my meeting my daughters at the picnic. I was passing and seeing them in what thought improper company, I stopped to remonstrate with them--, this I did privately with each separately, and as I returned from my talk with the second to the place where I had left the first one, I saw her in a carriage driven by a person whom I consider to be wholly unfit to associate with any respectable lady. He was then drunk. I called for him to stop. He refused, but whipped up the horses and drove off. I got in my buggy, and, overtaking him, commanded my daughter to get out of that carriage and get in with me and I would take her home to her grandma's. On account of business I was compelled to return home first, and while there Miss PENROSE came up and requested a private interview. I granted it, and she asked me to allow my daughter to return with her. I consented upon certain conditions in relation to the company to be kept by my daughters, which she promised should be observed, and there it ended. There was no cry of "on to Lincoln; there was "no escaping in the confusion to the buggy;" there ws no "screaming of murder;" there was no "converting of the old family carriage into a chariot of war;" there was no informing me "that I could not forcibly retain my child," nor any giving of her up as the "better part of valor." Nothing but the best interests of my children interferes with my forcible control of them. The whole matter grew out of a father's anxiety for his children, and I think it unmanly and heartless to hold the parent up to scorn and ridicule on account of it. I have spoke. N. M. BOGGS.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Fridav, November 26, 1875

Messrs. COREY., NEFF & CO., of this place, have invented a new patent vehicle SPRING EQUALIZER, which is said to be superior all others.
J. B. FEISER and J. G. HILL have entered into copartnership for the purpose of carrying on the blacksmithing business at the old stand of MILLER & CORY. They are both experienced workmen and will doubtless succeed admirably.
GRAVELING THE MICHIGAN ROAD. [lengthy editorial urging that it be done]

GEORGE REAM has lost seven hogs with cholera.
Mud Creek is receiving a new BRIDGE at the Bearss crossing.
Off of three acres GEORGE CARTER husked 380 bushels of corn.
LEM DOWNS has purchased the IZZARD farm, three miles south of Rochester.

A new SAWMILL has been erected in this neighborhood by J. A. HAINES & CO.. which adds a new feature to the labor department of the vicinity, it being the first one ever in this place.
MARRIED. -The new pastor of the Church of God (B. F. TAYLOR) has made his appearance with us and bids fair to give great satisfaction; his arguments are heavy for a man of about 90 pounds averdupois. He closed his first regular day's labor by joining Miss LAURA THOMPSON, of this county, and HIRAM P. PLATT in the holy and, I trust, happy bonds of matrimony. on the 12th of November. Rumor says that Mrs. MARY KRAMER and Mr. JOHN DILLMAN are to do likewise on the 14th...

Mrs. HUGH VAN METER is lying dangerously ill.
Mrs. M. L. ESSICK and two children left Rochester on Monday for Manhattan, Kansas, where they expect to make a four months' visit.
R. N. RANNELLS, proprietor of the CENTRAL HOUSE, has been quite sick for the past week....
DIED. -THOMAS BLACK, of Cass county, a brother-in-law of SAMUEL LINE, of this place, dropped dead at the supper table, near Logansport, last Friday.
ANDY STRONG has withdrawn from the firm of DILLON & STRONG, carriage and wagon makers, at Akron. Andy proposes seeking some new field of labor.
Mr. J. W. BRANTHOFFER of near Kewanna, had his pocket picked of $40 in greenbacks, while at Indianapolis, last week. To say the least that's a good joke on an experienced newspaper correspondent.
THOMAS NEWHOUSE, one-half mile south of town, advertises all his town and country property for sale...
Mr. and Mrs. FRED HOFFMAN, of near Lincoln, called at this office Tuesday, chatted pleasantly for a few minutes and left four dollars for subscription to the SPY. They are good people and kind neighbors, and having by industry accumulated a handsome fortune, they are now well prepared to spend the remainder of their lives in ease and pleasure.
J. E. CLARK, the stave factory man, has been experimenting for a week or two with three or four large carbuncles on the back of his neck...
J. T. DAVIS and NORVAL WHITE have lately purchased and are about to undertake the publication of the KEWANNA POST.. The present proprietors were compositors in this office for two years, and we take pleasure in recommending them as honest, truthful, temperate and energetic ...
The farm residence of Mr. WILLIAM MACKEY, just southeast of Rochester, was burned to the ground, last Thursday. ... Loss about $1,200. No insurance. Only the household goods on the first floor were removed ...

(Dissolution of copartnership) The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, known by the firm name of KAMMERER & FEISER, blacksmiths and wagonmakers, Rochester, Indiana, has been this day dissolved. Those indebted to said firm will please call on J. B. FEISER, settle and save cost. CHRIS KAMMERER, J. B. FEISER. Rochester, Nov. 19, 1875.

(Dissolution of Copartnership) The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, known by the firm name of MERRICK & MACKEY, butchers, Rochester, Indiana, is this day dissolved by mutual Consent. Those knowing themselves indebted to said firm will prepare to settle immediately. A. H. MERRICK, SHANNON MACKEY. Rochester, Nov. 20, 1875.

(Dissolution of Copartnership) The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, known by the firm name of HILL & CRAVEN, blacksmiths, Rochester, Indiana '. has been dissolved by mutual consent. Those indebted to said firm on book account will please call on J. G. HILL, settle and save cost. J. G. HILL, WILLIAM CRAVEN. Rochester. Nov. 20, 1875.

NEW FIRM. J. B. FEISER and J. G. HILL have formed a copartnership and purchased the well-known carriage and wagon shops of COREY & NEFF ...

The IZZARD farm is west of Rochester, instead of south as stated on the outside of this issue of the SPY.

Hard times is the song most sung now, yet business here is lively and all are stirring to make money, which will come after many days.
The TONER brothers are busily engaged buying cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. EDWARD TONER is at Buffalo, N.Y., with stock this week, and A. D. TONER is at Chicago with fat hogs...
The LITERARY SOCIETY, which meets every Wednesday evening in the school building, is creating quite an interest, and the room is crowded nightly...
DIED. -On the morning of November 16, 1875, Mrs. MARTHA WILSON, wife of JOHN F. WILSON, aged 24 years, 8 months and a few days. She died as she lived, peaceful and happy. Having for many years suffered poor health, herself or her friends did not think her end was so near, being able most of the time to sit at the table and enjoy her meals with her husband and little boy. The severe weather of last winter, and the wet spring and summer following, were too much for her delicate constitution. Her lungs became diseased, with other chronic affections of her system, and her health and strength gradually failed. The active treatment used in her case all proved abortive, and death claimed its victim. She remarked during the last days of her prolonged sickness that she was not afraid to die. Having been a faithful member of the M.E. Church at Kewanna since her marriage, she was willing to depart and join that glorious company in the spirit land. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church at this place on the 18th inst., and conducted by Rev. REEDER, who preached an eloquent sermon... Her husband has by her death been deprived of the society of a kind and affectionate companion; the coinmunity a generous and kind neighbor, and her father, mother, sisters and brothers have for the first time been called to mourn the death of a daughter and sister in their large family.
-On the 15th inst., Mrs. KIMBALL, an aged lady living north of Kewanna about two miles.

DIED. -An infant child of AARON ROUCH died on the night of November 13.
The band boys of our place went to HENPECK Friday night to play for a dance.
Grandma COOK is now visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. B. BUCHANAN, of Star City.
M. BEAL and wife, of Knox county, Ohio, have been visiting at Grandpa COOK's the past week.
Mr. BITTERS has concluded not to take the school at our place; so another teacher will be required.
Mr. COPNER, living south of town, is quite poorly. Also Mrs. LUDRIC, a daughter of Mr. Copner, is very sick.
Last Saturday, in company with Mr. and Mrs. S. C. HORTON, I started for Lincoln. Stopped with Miss EMMA CARVEY; attended the M.E. Sabbath school ...
DIED. -Two miles south of town, November 14, Mrs. MARIA LUDRIC, aged Z7 years, 9 months and 1 day. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. CARLAND at the M.E. Church. She was the first of a large family to be taken away; was a daughter of Justice COPNER. She leaves a husband and five children, also a large circle of friends, to mourn her loss.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 3, 1875

Nine children died recently at Tiosa, this county, with diptheria. The tenth one was treated by Dr. BROWN, of this place, and is now well and happy.

GOOD STONE MASON. -ANTON WAGNER, of near Gilead, an experienced Stone Mason, offers his services to the builders of Miami and Fulton counties, believing that in the future as in the past, he can render entire satisfaction to his employers.

JAY SHIELDS is studying medicine with Dr. W. HILL.
Miss HANNAH STANTON, of Laporte, is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD, and other friends, in this place.
Miss LIBBIE WILLIAMS, of Granville, Ohio, a sister of Miss BELLE WILLIAMS, of this place, will occupy the latter's position in the public schools here next term.
R. C. SUMMERS, of Rising Sun, Indiana, has formed a partnership with ENOCH STURGEON. Mr. Summers comes well recommended, and we welcome him as a denizen of Rochester.
ANDY STRONG, of Akron, has purchased D. S. GOULD's dry goods store at that place. Andy is a handy fellow and a good, smooth citizen, and by the assistance of his sons, who are experienced in the business, there is no doubt that he will succeed.
F. E. HARTPENCE, of Mexico, has been employed by Mr. LAWRENCE, the Howe sewing machine agent for Fulton county, to canvass the town of Rochester ... intelligent young man and well experienced in the business ...
The proposition to light MAIN STREET with coal oil lamps, is a good one, ana should be carried into effect before frost interferes with the setting of the posts. A lamp at every crossing and one in the centre of each block would be sufficient. The cost would be a mere trifle
DIED. -The entire community sympathizes with Mr. COWGILL and family in the loss of their infant son HARRY. He was a bright, winsome child, and had already given evidence of the possession of an active mind. He was indeed his fatiier's pride and his mother's hope, and the little fellow had unconsciously entwined himself with the tendrils of other hearts than those of his own family. A light has gone out of that household; a golden chord is broken. Perhaps it were better so.
NEWT RANNELLS is dangerously ill.
W. H. McCOY, of Missouri, has returned to Rochester.
According to previous appointment a number of our citizens met at the Presbyterian church on Tuesday evening, November 30, to consider the question of forming a LECTURE ASSOCIATION. A temporary organization was effected by electing Col. K. G. SHRYOCK chairman, and W. J. WILLIAMS, secretary ... W. J. WILLIAMS, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and GEORGE MILLER were appointed a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws ... Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and W. H. SICKMAN were appointed a committee to solicit stock ...

E. T. ANDERSON, Esq., informs me that he was well acquainted with WILLIAM ALLEN when he was a young man. He says Allen was elected to the Ohio State Senate when he was but eighteen years old.
A Mr. HOOVER from Ohio will train the young ideas at Union this winter, ABE BOWERS will swing the birch at the Saw-mill school, Miss MAGGIE BLACKETER will dust the jackets in the new district near WM. DAVIDSON's and JOHN DAVIDSON will "rule" the young Antiochers.
About the liveliest sensation of the season occurred near here last week. For several months past a young woman has been suffering with a severe attack of "dropsy," and her case was considered well-nigh hopeless, as "physicians were in vain," but last week the affair was brought to a focus by the "dropsy" settling in her arms in the shape of a bouncing boy. Now I should be happy to inform the readers of the SPY that some voung man came forward and acknowledged himself the author of the mishap, and agreed to right the wrong, but this I am unable to do., as the mother of the young hoosier solemnly declares that his progenitor is none other than her own sister's husband, SHANNON CUTSHALL. She furthermore states that Cutshall endeavored to relieve the youngster of the "whips and scorns of time, the proud nian's contumely," etc., etc., by giving him his quietus ere encouraging the cold charities of the world, but, having failed in this, he besought her to charge the paternity of the offspring upon one of the most inoffensive young men in our neighborhood. This, be it said to her credit, she refused to do, and has placed the blame where it really belongs. Cutshall is said to have several illegitimate children in different places, but as he has not property he has thus far been able to escape punishment.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 10, 1875

MARRIED. -Miss ETTIE ASHTON was married last week to a Mr. TIPTON. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: HOLMES L. TIPTON m. NANCY A. ASHTON, Dec. 1, 1875.]

The TERRY-BENNETT WATER METERr is a failure only in price. It costs too much to manufacture it.
J. D. and I. W. BROWN last week paid out over $17,000 to the farmers of this county for pork.
JACOB RANNELLS, of Perrysburg, and ED. RANNELLS, of Logansport, spent Sabbath in this place.
Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY is still confined to her bed.
A night telegraph operator has been employed for this place.
ALBERT CHINN, son of WM. CHINN, has been dangerously ill for the past three days. He's better now.
WEST UNION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, at BLUE GRASS LAKE, Fulton county, was dedicated last Sabbath by Rev. F. M ELLIOTT.
DIED. -Mrs. MATILDA DUKES, sister to Mrs. C. HECTOR, of this place, died at Peru, Monday, November 29th, aged about 62 years.
Mr. BURGETT will take charge of the vocal and instrumental music at the Odd Fellows' festival at their hall next Thursday night.
Mrs. H. B. BOSWELL leaves to-day for a general visit in the northern part of this state and Michigan, taking in Detroit. She will be gone about two months.
R. H. CHANDLER, a well known citizen of this place, skipped out for California, last week, with his hired girl. Nobody mourns his absence so far as heard from. The girl, like himself, was neither handsome, virtuous or wise, so the community sustains but a very small loss.
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, Dec. 8th, at the residence of Dr. H. B. BOSWELL, by Rev. ANDREW MACKIE, of Peru, Mr. J. B. LONG, of Columbia City, Ind., and Miss SADIE BIRCH of Rochester....

DIED. -On the 20th ult., of disease of the lungs. Mr. A. E. MOHLAR, living about three miles northeast of Rochester. Mr. Mohlar has been an invalid the past two or three years, but has tried to cultivate his small farm and thus support himself and family. He was a peaceable, quiet, industrious man, a kind father, an obliging neighbor, and will be much missed in the community by all who had formed his acquaintance.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 17, 1875

Mr. V. LAWRENCE, master of the P. H. Grange, fell from a scaffold while building a chimney for WILL MACKEY, breaking several ribs.
The PRAIRIE UNION GRANGE is singularly unfortunate in trying to preserve a record of its proceedings. Last spring its archives were stolen, and on the burning of WILL MACKEY's house they were again destroyed, he being secretary at that time.

We are informed by P. S. TROUTMAN, who a short time since received a letter from Mercy hospital, Chicago, written by the aunt of Mrs. LON C. TROUTMAN, that she is improving but very slowly. Mrs. Troutman thinks that her husband is yet alive, and is here at his brother's to be treated for the injuries he received at her hands ....

THE GRAVEL ROAD ENTERPRISE. Public Interest in the Project Increasing....... (the following have each subscribed $100): J. DAWSON, SIDNEY KEITH, E. KIRTLAND, WM. H. DAVIDSON, J. F. FROMM, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON., A. K. PLANK, JOHN EDWARDS, in work.
LECTURE ASSOCIATION. -The stockholders of the LECTURE OASSOCIATION OF ROCHESTER, assembled at the court house Monday night... constitution... read and adopted ... election of officers: E. E. COWGILL, president; Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT,
vice president: W. J. WILLIAMS, secretary; GEO. I. MILLER, treasurer; F. M. ELLIOTT, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, E. CALKINS, W. H. SICKMAN, Rev. CLEARWATERS, executive committee...
The capital stock ... is $500....

Father KUHN is still on the sick list.
Miss MARY HARTER, of Ohio, is visiting friends here.
There was a squad of Indians camped south of here the other evening.
A grand ball will be given in this place Christmas eve.
Dr. JOHNSON has completed his new office.
STRONG's store presents a much better appearance since the repainting.
Mr. SHAFFER gives good satisfaction superintending our schools...

LOST - $5.00 PZ4ARD. -EZRA BLANCHARD lost a leather pocket-book containing about $40 in money, somewhere between Dawson's drug store and the Singer machine office. $5 reward will be given for its recovery.

Mrs. HEFFLEY is but little better.
WILLIE HECTOR is dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
FRANK SHIELDS has been confined to his bed for a few days.
DIED. -A young child of NELSON KIRKENDOLL was buried Wednesday.
Col. SHRYOCK is in Washington, visiting his son. He will return about the holidays.
Mr. J. H. BEEBER is serving this week as a juryman in a whisky ring trial, at Indianapolis.
ALBERT CHINN has changed but little since the last issue of the SPY. We still have hopes that he will recover.
The members of the UTOPIAN CLUB request us to say that their organization has not been disbanded, as reported in the SENTINEL and POST , but is "as well as ever. "
When you want a good job of brick masonry, plastering or whitewashing done, call on CHARLES WISE. He is a good workman - always reliable, prompt and correct.
Mr. SILAS MILLER has resigned the office of county surveyor ... served the county in that capacity for some time, faithfully and well ...
As a result of reckless driving HENRY MEHRLEY allowed the team he had in charge to get away with him the other day. As they passed Mr. COWGILL's residence at a furious pace one wheel of the wagon struck some obstacle and the shock threw Mehrley into the air, causing him to execute a double summersault in the most approved circus style. The ground caught him on the back of the head, however, inflicting an ugly flesh wound. Mehrley will drive more carefully hereafter.
At a stated convocation of Rochester Chapter No. 90, R.A.M., held on the evening of the 13th inst., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Dr.H. B.
The FIREMEN of Rochester propose to give a grand ball in the room just vacated by V. ZIMMERMAN, on Christmas eve, December 24. The proceeds will go towards purchasing a substitute for the cracked bell ... Admission, $1 ... Supper will be provided at the hotels. Messrs. J. W. DAVIS, JOE WIDENER and JOE W. BEEBER... committee...

WM. BLACKETER has sold his Mud creek farm to some parties in the southern part of the county for $5,500. Mr. B. has very near traded himself out of house and home, as he has only two farms remaining and about $14,000 on interest.
The water rises very slowly in Lake Manitou. The dam has been rebuilt more than two weeks now, and from present appearances it would seem that several weeks more will be required to raise the water to the necessary height for running the mill.
DIED. -Of typhoid fever, in Miami county, Ind., Mrs. ANNA ENYART, wife of DAVID ENYART, aged 76 years, 4 months and 12 days.

WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION ... The regular monthly meeting ... at the Presbyterian church on Thursday evening, December 2 ... The Treasurer having resigned,... elected Mrs. LYDIA PEARSON to fill the vacancy...
On motion the following resolution was adopted: Whereas, Sister WEAVER is about to remove from our midst - - - - Mrs. NERVA GOULD, Secy.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY', Friday, December 24, 1875

Our young friend F. L. WAGONER is teaching the Bloomingsburg school this winter...
Col. K. G. SHRYOCK and I. CONNER, Esq., have formed a law partnership with their office on West Washington street...
WILLIAM MACKEY, whose residence was burned to the ground some four weeks ago, has already erected on the old foundation a substantial new frame residence, which is now about ready for occupancy ...
The TERRY-BENNETT WATER METER has been remodeled so that the cost of manufacture will be about one-third of the former price, so that all objections to this much needed invention have been removed, and the meter will soon be put into general use in all large cities. It would be a nice thing for Rochester should the meters be manufactured here.

THE MICHIGAN ROAD IMPROVEMENT. (additional subscribers: J. S. TAYLOR. 100; J. B. ELLIOTT, 50.00, V. ZIMMERMAN, 25.00; MOORE RALSTIN, work, 50.00; C. HOOVER, 25.00; C. W. CAFFYN, 25.00; F. K. KENDRICK, 25.00; JACOB GERSON', 15.00

WILL BRAMAN has returned to Fulton.
WEBB WHIPP is the owner of a little WHIPP, which he thinks perfection.
Mrs. ELLA BRAMAN is the mother of a fine girl, of which of course she is very proud.
E. P. TOWNSEND is teaching school here this winter. We had very hard work to get a teacher.
Dr. ANDERSON has moved to Lincoln. He lost a child with brain fever while living in our place.
The dancers in general are making great preparations to "trip the light fantastic toe" at BURROWS', Christmas eve.
Dr. WAITE, of HENPECK, has settled in our place. He is a brother of O. WAITE, who has been living here several years.
DAVE VANBLARICUM, who has been very low with brain fever, has been moved to town, where they think they can treat him better than where he lived.

J. F. HAMBURGER is now working in his new blacksmith shop.
JACOB SHOWLEY has discontinued work on his new building until spring.

... we [GREEN OAK] are looking up a little. For proof, our mill has been undergoing repair, and is just ready to run. W. T. McCARTER is the only man hauling logs, but he brings three each load.
Our blacksmith has sold his gun and traps; says he is going to work day and night if the work comes in.
Our storekeeper is still running the postoffice, and selling the usual quantum of goods. His frau says "No more cigars or tobacco on the Sabbath day," boys.
Last, but not least, we have a shoemaker, WM. HALLEY, who has swing his shingle and says "day or night, if need be."
CHAS HICKS is the champion hoggist in these parts, four of his pigs weighing 1,660 gross ...
The Green Oak SCHOOL is prospering finely; LUCY F. SMITH, teacher.
Green Oak lodge, No. 732, I.O.G.T, is growing in numbers and interest, outriding all opposition.

WILLIE HECTOR is getting well.
B. S. LYON, Esq., is down with typhoid fever.
DAVID COOPER is suffering with a severe attack of erysipelas.
R. N. RANNELLS has been very near death's door for the past week, but it is believed now that he will recover. CURG RANNELLS has returned from Asbury College, Greencastle, to spend the holidays with his friends at home.
ALBERT CHINN is lying very low, but some hope is still entertained of his recovery ...
Our talented Young friend TERRENCE McCLARY is home on a holiday visit. Terrence is making rapid progress at school, we learn, and will soon take his place among the legal profession of Rochester.
Last Friday evening the Rochester lodge, No. 436, F. and A.M., elected: H. B. BOSWELL, E. R. HERMAN, JAS. A. SUTTON, D. W. LYON, A. C. SHEPHERD.
A Sprinkleburg woman, Mrs. ALDRIDGE DUCKER, chased a hungry-looking tramp or thief away from her smokehouse the other evening.
SAMUEL SIBERT's residence narrowly escaped the flames the other day....
JOHN CLAYTON's team indulged in a runaway last week, but John was lucky enough to escape with whole bones ...

LOST. Two notes, one for $30, due in twelve months; and one for $25, due in eighteen months. Said notes are made payable to the Howe sewing machine company, and signed by DAVID WIDNER... A. A. LAWRENCE., Agent Howe Sewing Machine Co.

WILD GAME. I will pay the highest cash price for all kinds of wild game, delivered at my store in Rochester. J. F. COLLINS.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY. Friday, December 31, 1875

JOHN MILLER returned from Windsor, Canada, last Wednesday night, and will remain until after the holidays.
Mr. D. GOLDSMITH has at last found a permanent location and will be found selling groceries at RICHTER's old stand - first door north of DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO.
LON RANNELLS has resigned his school and will resume his old position as chief clerk of the CENTRAL HOUSE - HAVEY SPENCER, assistant.

JACOB LEITER, Esq., nine miles northwest of Rochester, is preparing to give a grand dinner to his numerous relatives, friends and the builders of his large, fine residence, which has just been completed and elegantly furnished.

[letter from Knoxville, Iowa, Dec. 20, sgd JOHN BUSH - - - -]

SHANNON CUTSHALL has "got up and got," and is now practicing bookkeeping near Akron. At least I suppose that that is his present occupation, as he seems to be keeping a book that he borrowed of me last summer.

RICHLAND DEVILTRY. (related by B. C. WILSON, concerning being told by MARTIN BECK and JOSEPH JACKSON that Beck's fence had been torn down... Wilson followed tracks to GEO. GLAZE's house... Mrs. GLAZE said her husband and oldest son had gone to town, and JESSE GLAZE and his cousin had gone over the river to chop wood on JOHN EDWARDS' farm... Wilson got Jesse Glaze's cousin to turn State's evidence, admitting that Jesse had torn the fence down. His father promised to fix the fence if no action is taken.)

Mrs. S. E. PETTIT is enjoying the holidays in the country.
Mr. and Mrs. I. CONNER attended a family reunion, at Marion, Christmas.
WILLIAM HEFFLEY is selling tea by samples for the American Tea Company of New York.
ABIAL BUSH, Esq., Tiosa, is another one of the old citizens of Fulton county who pays in advance for two copies of the SPY.
A grand masquerade ball for the benefit of the Rochester cornet band will be given at the Wallace house on New Year's eve. Tickets $1. For sale at LEE EMRICK'S.
ALBERT CHINN still lives and is likely to pull through. B. S. LYON and DAVID COOPER are again on the street. R. N. RANNELLS is recovering slowly. Mrs. HEFFLEY still lingers.
Two new POST OFFICES have been established in this county - Grant and Big Foot. Grant is at NOFTSGER'S or TAMARACK CORNERS, and Big Foot is located wherever CHES CHAMBERLAIN happens to be.
Grandpa SHELTON called at the SPY office Tuesday and handed us a two dollar bill to pay his subscription for 1876. Mr Shelton is now in his eightieth year and is yet comparatively hale and hearty...
Miss ALLIE RYLAND, daughter of the postmistress at this place, was the heroine of a ridiculous escapade last week. Imagining herself illy treated at home, she made it up with two other girls to go hence and seek their fortunes in the wide, wide world .... (the two girls) refused to go ... At first it was feared that she has eloped with a gambler named CONGDON... A vigorous use of the telegraph revealed her presence at Logansport... As the daughter of a true soldier who gave his life for his country, and herself a warm-hearted and generous-minded girl, Allie has our sincere friendship, and we trust that her future may not be unduly clouded by this piece of youthful folly.

N.Y. MEAT MARKET. C. BLOOM & CO. have just opened a new meat market, first door north of Meisch's saloon, to be known as the NEW YORK MEAT MARKET...

NOW SHE GOES. The water in Lake Manitou has risen, and rushing down the race, has set the wheels of the POTTOWATOMIE MILLS in motion ...

DIED. -Decembe 26, 1875, eight miles south-east of Rochester, Mr. JOHN GREEN, aged 68 vears, 7 months and 23 days.
Deceased was one of our most worthy and esteemed citizens. The early part of his life he was engaged in the mercantile business in this State and Ohio, but for the last eighteen years has been engaged the greater portion of his time in farming. His uprightness, integrity and religious life were a worthy example for all. His sickness was of short duration, only lasting two davs - first chills and then congestion of the upper lobe of the right lung. His friends will deeply mourn his loss, while his children have lost a dear parent. He was conscious to the last, urging his children to so live as to meet him in that land where sickness and death will be felt and feared no more. His consort preceded him to that better land just one year ago. His serenity of mind and utterance of such expressions as "All is peace, all is well," make all feel that Christ is a sure refuge to those that do his will. -C. R. GREEN.

The undersigned, having rented and repaired the steam flouring mill known as the ASHTON or WALLACE mill, in the town of Rochester... THE MEREDITH CO.

GREEN OAK CHIPS by DENOVO, December 28, 1875
WM. CLOSTER took a lease of the WAGONER brothers and raised his house and stable, last Monday.
Singing school two and one-half miles south of Green Oak, at the Christian chapel, each Wednesday evening. WM. CARRUTHERS, teacher.
R. A. NEW says he will give $25 toward graveling the PERU ROAD from this place to Rochester. Who's next?
WILBER SQUIRES says this time last year we were all Democrats. Now we're all sober.

KEWANNA NEWS by MEDICT, December 25, 1875
WILLIAM McCOY was seriously injured (from accidental discharge of powder placed in an auger hole in a stump) , receiving a broad wound across the under portion of the nose, dividing the commissuse or division between the nostrils, with fifty others loss, mutilating his face in a horrid manner. Miss JANE McCOY had a sliver driven through the left cheek, making an ugly wound, with two others not so bad. They will remember Christmas day, 1875, as long as they live.