ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 1, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, December 28, 1875

Last week R. BLAIR spent a few days visiting friends in Ohio.
JOHN MYERS is the happiest man in town because he received a Christmas gift in the form of a fine boy...
E. STREET has purchased the interest of REUBEN MINTON in the Kewanna Mills. On Thursday last WM. POTTER, of Marshtown, was joined to his idol ... (see Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: WILLIAM POTTER m. ELLISON SMITH, Dec. 23, 1875.
While the many friends of THOMAS WHALEN, of Wayne, were enjoying a Christmas dinner at his home, his wife presented him a pair of twin boys. For weddings, births and lengthy hog trials Wayne Township against the world.
MARRIED. Uncle ISAAC CANNON, after much travailing and tribulations, has succeeded in securing a better half. He has located in Rochester. Uncle Isaac is an old and respected citizen of this place, and we would gladly welcome him back again.
On Christmas a part of the family of Mrs. McCOY thought to have a little sport by blowing up a stump, but the charge went off when they were not expecting it and came near blowing them up instead of the stump. WILLIAM was badly injured in the face, his nose being badly mutilated. Miss JANE was also considerably injured in the face...
HENRY CARTER and Mrs. VANDAVER, residents of Kansas, have been visiting friends in this locality for some time past ... Mr. VANDAVER is the owner of 800 acres of good land.
The following is the report of the M.E. Sunday School for 1875: Average attendance of officers, 3; teachers, 6; male scholars, 29; female scholars, 36; visitors, 13 -- total average attendance, 87; number of lessons during the year, 49; amount of collections, $17; paid out, $10; balance on hand, $7. The following officers were elected for the next year: JER. LEITER, Superintendent; J. C. PHILLIPS, Assistant; Miss IDA CLELAND, Secretary, and Miss EMMA KILMER, Treasurer... Speeches were made by S. J. BARGER, J. LEITER and Father SPARKS... A welcome address by MORRIS SELLERS to the new Superintendent... Among the efficient workers of the school are Miss L. MURPHY, Miss LU. HILFLICKER and Miss EMMA KILMER. -ELI LEITER.

The railroad company has at last determined to build a new depot at this place, and the question now agitating the minds of the citizens of Rochester is as to where it shall be located. The proposed site by those most interested is at the foot of South Street, opposite Ashton's Machine Shops. It is proposed to buy a sufficient amount of ground at that point of Robbins & Harter and have the city authorities donate a portion of Railroad Street for that purpose, but the exorbitant price asked by Robbins & Harter for the small piece of ground required to locate the depot on makes that proposition absolutely impracticable, besides it is not considered a suitable place for a depot. It is a matter of but little importance to us where it is located, just so that we get a larger and more convenient building to accommodate the public with; but for the interest of the company and advantage of the people, it would seem proper to build it on Pearl Street. That would place it on a public thoroughfare, east and west, and is more accessible from all points. The company could then build it on its own grounds and in such a manner as would be for its own convenience and that of the people. We would prefer to see it go to the north end of town, where there is more land and cheaper rather than see it built in an unnatural place and be hampered for want of room.

JOHN H. BEEBER has been appointed mail agent on the I. P. & C. R.
JOHN P. MYERS has moved into his new residence just completed, on the corner of Vine and West Streets.
MARRIED. Mr. JOHN FEISER and Miss MARY REED were married on Thursday and are now on a bridal trip to Cincinnati.
The masquerade at the Wallace House last night, under the auspices of the Rochester Cornet Band, danced the old year out and the new one in.
J. A. HUGHSTON has accepted a position on the I. P. & C. Railroad at Michigan City, and will not return to Unadilla, New York, as was his intention.
It is hard to estimate what we have lost by not being able to accept the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. WM. CARTER to a turkey dinner on yesterday and the invitation of JACOB LEITER to be present at his house warming today.
Numerous changes have taken place in the law firms of Rochester already and others will probably be made. Among the new firms we notice that of STURGEON & SUMMERS. Mr. Summers is a new importation from Ripley County, is a young man of good appearance, and will add to the strength of the Fulton County bar.
JAMES O. MILLER, formerly teller in Ashton's bank at this place, dropped in on his Rochester friends and made them brief calls on Thursday. He had been gone for more than a year, during which time he crossed the big water, visited London and other foreign cities. He has returned to his place of business, in Canada, again.
DIED. - Mr. JOHN GREEN, an old and respected citizen of Liberty Township, and father of the late County Superintendent, died at his residence on last Sunday after an illness of but two days. The deceased was 68 years of age. His wife preceded him across the river of death just one year ago from his decease.
The stockholders of the Fulton County Joint Stock Agricultural Society met last Saturday and elected the following Board of Directors: Wayne Township, SIMON WHEELER; Union, A. D. TONER; Aubbeenaubbee, C. CAMPBELL; Richland, C. S. HICKMAN; Newcastle, GEO. PERSCHBACHER; Henry, ABNER THOMPSON;

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 1, 1876: Isadid BECK, David CECORE, E. CASSIDY, Jonas GILBERT, W. M. G. MORRIS, J. P. MORRIS, Oliver PIPENGER, W. B. PIERCE, Cinda RICKERY, John LEYSELF, James H. LIMCOTE, Charles THOUK, Lewis SMITH. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

A car load of Cincinnati beer just received at FRED BOSENBERG'S, the best in the market.

(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES WARE, Executor vs MICHAEL LAWLER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 22d day of January, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(To Whom it May Concern) Notice is hereby given that whereas my wife, ELIZABETH B. WILSON, 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. THOMAS M. WILSON. December 30, 1875.

(Town of Mt. Vernon) ISAIAH BALL.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 8, 1876

KE'WANNA ITEMS, January 4, 1876.

On the last of December PETER POTTS killed two snakes, and on the 1st inst. JUD. BENNETT killed one which he says was very active.
Prof. J. A. SMITH leaves this week for his home in Portland after a pleasant stay in this community of about eight months. During his stay he has gained many friends who are sorry to see him leave, but will gladly welcome him back in the future.
We, like many others, were not permitted to attend the New Year's feast at JACOB LEITER'S. The day following we paid them a visit and enjoyed their kind hospitalities in their new house. We were informed that over fifty persons attended the dinner the day previous. He had a large and commodious dwelling, which for style, strength and durability excels anything we have seen for some time, the cost of which is about $2,000.
MARRIED. -At the residence of JOHN FOX, on Thursday, Dec. 28, 1875, by Rev. W. W. JONES, JASPER MILLISER and Miss SARAH JANE ANDERSON.
-At the residence of the bride's father, on the same day, by Elder MARSH, Mr. GEORGE RUSH and Miss LIZZIE McGRAW.
-At the M. E. parsonage, on Sunday, Jan. 2, 1876, by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr. ENYARD to Miss MARY ANDERSON, stepdaughter of JAMES SINGER. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: JOHN ENYARD m. MARY J. ANDERSON, Jan. 2, 1876) - - - - ELI LEITER.

Mr. I. CONNOR is about to resign the Prosecutorship of this county, in which event Mr. JOHN W. SMITH is to be appointed. There is very much that a Prosecutor might do that would tend to keep the peace and morals of the county in better condition.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Aubbeenaubbee Township, and reported to SOLOMON MILLER, a Justice of the Peace for said township, an estray mare colt.... Appraised at $45. ROMON GINTHER.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Henry Township, on the 20th day of December, 1875, a pale red heifer... JESSE SHRIVER.


A row was raised at Bidwell school house some evenings ago which terminated in a little blood-letting and the interruption of a public assembly. Better be careful, boys.
The Odd Fellows had an oyster supper at Center last Tuesday evening.
Hopewell church is said to be inhabited by ghosts, which have been seen by all young men who pass that way occasionally of Sunday nights.

MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk during the monthof December: John L. CHRISMAN and Mary E. BRYANT; James A. MOORE and Mary A. MARTIN; James ROBBINS and Eliza J. FELTS; A. H. CLEVINGER and Luema BEST; Thos. A. CLEMENS and Samantha BRYANT; Joel B. LONG and Sarah J. BIRCH; John H. BLASSER and Henrietta CARTER; Alonzo COPLEN and Susan E. MICKEY; Isaac A. KESSLER and Mary BACKMAN; Samuel MARTIN and Malinda POWNALL; Albert BRIGHT and Margret VANLUE; Benj. F. ARMSTRONG and Armelda BARMETT; Wm. POTTER and Ellison SMITH; Alonzo F. BRIGHT and Melissa E. RICHTER; Samuel L. WOLF and Arabelle SPRAY; Isaac A. MARTINDALE and Celucia KILMER; Jasper MILLISER and Sarah J. ANDERSON; Michael OVERMIRE and Mary A. TRIBBETTS; Wm. F. McCARTER and Lucy P. SMITH; Francis M. KLINE and Sarah MAHLER; George F. RUSH and Mary E. McGRAW; John ENYARD and Mary J. ANDERSON; George H. ADAMS and Mary AULT; Milton P. FISHER and Elizabeth A. SWISHER; John B. FIESER and Mary REED.

KEWANNA MUSICAL SOCIETY. With a view to the advancement of the musical interests of Kewanna and vicinity ... With this object in view the convention, with Rev. JESSE SPARKS in the chair, proceeded to organize, and the following named officers were chosen for the year 1876: J. LEITER, President; E. MYERS, Vice President; Mrs. F. P. HOWELL, Secretary; Miss IRENE SELLERS, Assistant Secretary; Miss EMMA COOK, Treasurer; and J. C. PHILLIPS, Corresponding Secretary. The President appointed the following members of the society as an Executive Committee: Miss IDA CLELAND, Miss CALLIE SELLERS, Miss MALISSA TONER, GEORGE HEIMBERGER and SAMUEL BARGER....

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 8, 1876: Miss Lide ALUM, H. HUFFMAN, Howard P. KLINE, Dan'l OBERDORF, Wesley D. RICE, Mrs. Lucy ROSE, Miss Mahala RUSSELL, Cass SROFE, J. H. SIBITS, Gideon WOLF, M. WARD. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.

Mr. C. JACKSON iqs on a vi'sit to his friends in Ohio.
Esquire HERMAN has located his Justice's office in the Cornelius building, in the north end of town.
Workmen are engaged in putting a bell in the steeple of the Catholic church of this place, and hereafter the worshipers of that church will be called together by the sounds it will send forth.
DIED. -ALBERT CHINN, son of WM. H. C. and NANCY CHINN, died on last Saturday morning after a long and severe illness, aged 15 years. The funeral service took place on Sunday, conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD. His early death has cast a gloom over his large circle of young acquaintances who loved him for his gentleness of disposition and kindly affection and who attended his remains to their last resting place in sorrow.
The masquerade ball given by the members of the Rochester Cornet Band at the Wallace House on Friday evening of last week was largely attended and proved quite a pecuniary success, some sixty dollars net being realized. This amount, with what private donations they have received, will be expended for new instruments for the band...
A few months ago a set of double harness and some wagon seats were found in the possession of DAVID EDWARDS of this place for which he could give no satisfactory explanation as to how he came by them. He left home very suddenly in consequence of it and was gone a short time, after which he returned and the matter appeared to be "fixed up." All went along swimmingly until one day this week a warrant was received by Sheriff MOON from Cass County for the arrest of Edwards. The Grand Jury of that county had learned of the fact that a set of harness had disappeared from a citizen of that county and the court sent for Edwards to come and tell what he knows about it. He gave bonds for his appearance from day to day and is awaiting his trial.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 15, 1876

The Largest and Most Destructive Fire Ever Known in the Place.

The citizens of Rochester perhaps never felt more secure from fire than they did on Thursday morning of this week. The town was quiet and peaceful and no one thought of danger until the hour of 9 a.m., when that alarm which sends a thrill of terror to every heart was sounded on the street. The fire was discovered in the roof of C. C. WOLF's jewelry store and but a few minutes sufficed to have at the scene the entire population of the town -- men, women, children and all. The building where the fire originated, as many of our readers already know, was situated opposite the Court House and adjoining HOLMES & MILLER building, a large two-and-a-half story frame. The fire had made such progress when discovered that but little effort was made to check it and the work of removing the goods from the adjoining rooms and buildings was begun in real earnest.
Mr. HOLZMAN's dry goods, which were next to where the fire started, were all saved. Wolf and FEDER & SILBERBERG were also fortunate in saving all of their most valuable goods. The upper rooms of the large building were occupied by Feder & Silberberg as tailoring shops for their clothing house, private sleeping apartments and the Utopian Dancing Club. So eager were the flames to lick up everything that but little was saved from the upper portion of the building. The fire also spread south from its starting point, and in the shortest possible space of time had laid low the one story frame building of Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN. Here the flames were checked from going any further south by the intervening space of an alley and the brick walls of the SERGEANT building. In its northward course the frame building occupied by WEIDNER & BAILEY for a saloon, as well as the small building formerly occupied by ASHTONIS BANK, but at the time of the fire by Mrs. G. I. MILLER's millinery shop, also melted away. Now come the tug of war to save J. DAWSON's brick building, the ground floor of which is filled with drugs and the upper rooms are occupied by Dr. BOSWELL's dental office, SLICK & CALKINS' law office, A. H. HOUSE's insurance office and the SENTINEL office.
The mammouth wooden structures adjoining it on the south sent forth such long, forked flames and such an excessive heat that at one time it was thought impossible to save it. The cornice in the front was in flames, and the tin roofing became so hot that the sheeting beneath it ignited, but the heroism of a few brave men was equal to the emergency and they stood at their posts firmly and conquered the flames, which had made considerable headway and bid defiance to the opposing element. It was during this critical moment as to the fate of the building that a panic took hold of the people and the lower rooms was cleared of its drugs and the SENTINEL office tumbled helter skelter out of the windows and down the stairs, against our protestation.
The result of the hasty clearing of the office was to utterly demoralize it. The imposing stones were cleared of all the live matter on them by sweeping the types all off into buckets. After the panic subsided we found our office scattered over three blocks, types in buckets and scattered on the sidewalks and in the streets -- in fact there was not a line of type left standing. The fly wheel off of our job press made rapid revolutions down the long stairway and brought up against a solid post. The post still stands, but the wheel looks sickly.
The delinquent tax list, which required but one more publication, was also knocked into "pi," and will require resetting. The motives of the people were to do us good and that covers it all, but in their anxiety to help us we were severely damaged. It will take us some time to dispose of all our "pi," and we ask our readers to bear with us until we get straightened up. The estimate of the losses and the parties losing is given in another column and are in the main correct.


FRANK ERNSPERGER is another who was wounded in the fight with the fire fiend.
Rochester wants a steam fire engine with hose enough to reach from the race to the business portions of the town. Who takes the first step in that direction?
Peru has a noble Chief of her Fire Department. When we sent a dispatch that our town was on fire and asked for assistance, he said "we will go," and in less than an hour the Peru crowd was gazing on the smouldering ruins.
Considerable pilfering was done by unprincipled parties whilst removing goods from the burning business houses...
The Peru Steam Fire Engine excited the wonder and admiration of our people. After seeing the advantages of a good fire department well equipped, will the citizens of Rochester still refuse to do anything to prevent other great calamities? Now is the time to make the move, for there is nothing more certain than that other fires will follow.
That noble man, CHRIS. HOOVER, was at the fire, and said "never give up." He fought the fiend like a lion. JONAS MYERS, though short an arm, worked like a Trojan. He displayed both skill and will. D. W. LYON was also one of the busy bees. SIDNEY MOON displayed the nerve and courage of an old salt water tar, when he chopped his way through the top of the Court House dome and extinguished the ball that had caught fire from the flying sparks. He received several very bad flesh wounds about the hands, and his left peeper was somewhat damaged. MILO SMITH might have been seen in the thickest of the fray, working like a veteran fireman, and when the curtain fell remarked that "when there's a fire, work to subdue it -- no fire -- insure."
Mrs. G. I. MILLER has removed her millinery goods to the room formerly occupied by Mrs. PLANK & AUSTIN.
FEDER & SILBERBERG to the room formerly occupied by ERNSPERGER AND JACKSON.
C.C. WOLF to the first door south of PLANK's drug store.
WIDNER & BAILEY's saloon -- haven't learned where.
The steam fire engine arrived from Peru in just 47 minutes from the time they received the dispatch.
HOLZMAN & CO.. to his dwelling for the present.
Several got blind drunk on free whiskv.

WILLIAM REES, Esq., who was appointed justice of the peace by the commissioners at their last court, to fill the vacancy caused bv the death of HUGH VAN METER, has opened a justice's office at his dwelling, two doors south of DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO's hardware store. NEWT RANNELLS is now able to sit up a little. It has only been by the best medical attendance and careful nursing that he was prevented from going over the river.

(Notice of Administration) W. H. and J. W. GREEN appointed adminis-
trators of the estate of JOHN GREEN, late of Fulton County, deceased...


The Rochester Cornet Band went to Akron yesterday to enliven the place with their music and give the young a chance to "flop toes together."
V. H. DANIELS has aided us very much gathering up some of the local notes which appear this week and for which he will accept thanks.

DIED. -Mr. ELI LEITER, of Kewanna, sends us a notice of the death of Mrs. WILLIAM MOORE, of Aubbeenaubbee Township, which occurred on last Sunday night, Jan. 9th, 1876. Her funeral obsequies were attended on Tuesday last. Services by Rev. W. W. JONES. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Moon Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Township: SARAH MOORE, wife of W. D. MOORE, died Jan. 9, 1876, age 44yr-4mo-21da.)

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE MILLER vs S. L. STOCKBERGER et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 5th day of February, 1876... (real estate, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. HERMAN & SMITH, Attly for Piff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 22, 1876

W. H. MATTINGLY has severed his connection with the SPY and is now off looking for broader and fairer fields to wield his pen in. He is a fluent political and local writer, and as such should experience but little difficulty in finding a "sit" on some good journal.

KEWMNA ITEMS, January 20, 1876

JACOB ANDERSON cut his foot very badly one day this week.
E. MYERS visited the schools in Wayne Township last week.
MILTON HILAND has engaged in the furniture trade at this place.
L. W. COOK, Farmers City, Ill., is visiting relatives and friends at this place. Mr. Cook is engaged in the dry goods trade at the above named place.
A mistake occurred in the date of the wedding of RUSH and McGRAW. It should have been Dec. 30th instead of 28th.
CYRUS PHILLIPS, who spent a week or two in this place a year ago visiting friends and giving instruction in music, emigrated to Iowa, where his wife and eldest daughter died not many months ago. He was also prostrated with the same disease -- typhoid fever.
Some days ago the house of J. W. CARTER, occupied by A. COOPER, was set on fire by a child playing with matches... little damage to the building... - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH WEIDNER vs LEVI M. DOWNEY, CLINTON D. JONES, ELLIOTT BAILEY, SAMUEL MILLER, GEORGE R. BEARSS and LOUISA DOWNEY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 12th day of February, 1876... Out lot number four (4) in Sturgeon's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH McDOUGLE vs CYRUS GRAHAM, MARTHA GRAHAM, MARY A. VAIL, JOHN B. VAIL, JOHN METZKER and MARGARET METZKER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 12th day of February, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living five miles west of Rochester, Fulton county, Indiana, on the 15th day of November, 1875, one red steer... Appraised at $12. JAMES BARDEN.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana, on the 2d day of December, 1875, one red cow... Appraised at $25. CHRISTIAN KAMMERER.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana, on the 29th day of December, 1875, one gray mare...Appraised at $50. ELI CLARK.


Dr. BOSWELL is still an invalid.
JOS. LAUER is the happy father of another bouncing boy.
MARRIED. -GEORGE ESHELMAN and SUSAN DICKERHOOF, both of Henry Township, were married by Esquire HERMAN at his office in this place on Thursday.
GEORGE W. TIPTON, formerly of this place, has become one of the proprietors of the Crawford County (Kan.) News , a sprightly and interesting sheet. Success.
The Rochester Cornet Band propose going to Argos on Friday of next week to give the town a blowing up and the young a chance to "trip the light fantastic" in the evening.
Critics pronounce in favor of the new Catholic bell as being the best in town. A large congregation assembled at that church last Sabbath to witness the ceremonies of blessing the bell.
An election of officers for the Fulton County Agricultural Society for the present year, held a short time since, resulted in the choice of L. W. SHELTON for President, Dr. V. GOULD, Secretary, and E. E. COWGILL, Treasurer.
GEO. M. SERGENT was not slow in reaching this place from his present home in Wisconsin to learn the extent of the damage done to his building by the fire. He will visit among his friends for a few days and then return to his northern home.

It is somebody's business to see that the sidewalk along the burnt district is repaired. It is a walk extensively used and in its present condition it is absolutely dangerous. It would have shown a commendable spirit of enterprise to have put it in passable condition immediately after the fire.

The law firm of KEITH & SMITH has by mutual consent been dissolved, Mr. Keith remaining at his old place of business ready to meet his old friends and transact their legal business, Mr. Smith retiring and taking up his quarters in the rooms formerly occupied by Esquire HERMAN as a Justice's office, in the Masonic building. MILO will continue the practice of law in all its branches, and in connection with his insurance agencies offers his services to the public ...

The railroad company is ready and anxious to begin the erection of a new depot at this place, but are waiting for the people to determine at what particular spot they want it located. It will be best for the company to choose their own location, and they will probably do it to suit itself, whether the citizens are suited or not. A portion of the material and a force of mechanics are now here to begin the work. Mr. I. WALKER has surveyed the ground and drove the stakes for the building on the south side of Pearl Street and directly east of the main track of the railroad, and that will, in all probability, be its location.
For the convenience of the people, and we think to the advantage of the company, it ought to be placed on the road bed just south of Pearl Street and between the main track and the switch. The dimensions of the proposed depot are 26x56 feet, and put up in neat style will be something of an ornament to the place when contrasted with the present one. The work will be prosecuted vigorously when commenced, and it will be but a short time until we will have a new depot.

DIED. -On Sunday last, in Rochester, Mrs. RITTER, aged 80 years.
Mrs. ELIZABETH RITTER was born in Cumberland County, Penn. Her home was in Ohio for many years, where she reared a large family. About 18 years ago she came to this county, where she has lived ever since. Her illness was of but a few days duration and peacefully laid down a long life of toil for a rest and a home in heaven.
-On Tuesday morning of this week, Mr. JAMES DAVIS, aged 69 years.
The deceased was born in Virginia and in early childhood removed to Ohio. After a few years he removed to Wayne County, this State, and from thence to this county in 1837, one year after its organization, and may very properly be called one of the old settlers, for at that time there were but few white people here. He was the father of a family of thirteen children, only his son JOHN W. and his two daughters remaining here, the others have preceded him across death's stream or found homes in other sections of the country. He was a hale and hearty man up to within a few days of his death. On Thursday of last week he walked from his home, a mile distant, to be present at the fire, but his exertion in coming and labor in helping subdue the flames produced congestion of the brain, which terminated fatally. He was a well known and highly respected citizen and his death casts a gloom over the entire community.
- On Saturday, January 15, 1876, in Henry Township, Mrs. CATHERINE NICODEMUS, aged 83 years, 5 months and 19 days.
The deceased was born in Carroll County, Maryland, July 27, 1792. Her maiden name was CATHERINE EECKERD. She joined the German Reform church at about the age of fifteen years, the faith of which she observed until her death. She married VALENTINE NICODEMUS, August 30, 1814, whom she survived over thirty-six years. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, where they remained until the year 1836, and from thence to Henry County, Indiana. Her husband died about one year after, leaving her in the woods to battle with the hardships of early settlers and support a family of eight children -- three boys and five girls. She remained at this place until 1865, when she removed to Kosciusko County, and in 1869 to Fulton County. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom are still living and were present at her death. She leaves thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was a kind and affectionate mother, a good and accommodating neighbor, without an enemy to my knowledge. She was always highly respected and esteemed by all who knew her, and leaves many relatives to mourn her death.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 22, 1876: Miss Joy ANDERSON, Joseph BARTER, Charles BINGLES, Miss Liddian BAUMAN, Henry C. BAIRD, Mrs. Sallie CASTLERS, Milton DAVIDSON, Mrs. E. A. GRAY, Solomon MILLER, B. F. MILLER, J. Y. O'NEAL, Charity A. REID, Mary A. WINE, Mrs. Sarah WHEELDON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.


The Howe Machine Company Has stood the test for many years... It is the Oldest, Best and Most Durable Sewing Machine made ... Mr. A. A. LAWRENCE, the agent for this county... in the Continental Building ...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 29, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, January 27, 1876

Latest arrivals -- FRANK KILLMER, of Danville, Ill., and JOSEPH BENHAM, of Alpha, Ohio.
A gentleman by the name of STEWARD, from Michigan, has rented and moved to the WALLACE farm.
Any person finding five embroidered handkerchiefs will find an owner by calling on Miss OLIE BAINTER.
GEORGE WALLACE, in the employ of BEN. LINKENHELT, took two loads of butter and eggs from this place this week.
Rev. H. C. LANGLEY writes from Colorado that the health of his family is good and that he is getting along well with his labors in the ministry.
O. C. POLLY, of Leiters Ford, raised by subscription in this place on last Monday $125, for the erection of a church at that place...
In a recent letter received from Miss JENNIE LEITER, of Nappa City, Cal., she states that they have had an unusually warm winter ...
A terrible accident occurred near Bruce's Lake one day last week by a team running away. Mrs. DIPERED, who was in the wagon when the team started, was thrown out and dragged quite a distance by being entangled in the lines. In passing over two fences and between a stump and fence she was terribly mangled, her jaw dislocated and broken in two places, and her tongue nearly torn from her mouth. She was taken to the house of SAMUEL SMITH, where she received medical attention until Tuesday of this week, when she was taken to her home with some hopes of her recovery. She was so bruised and mangled about the head and face that her nearest friends could not recognize her..
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, January 20th, 1876, by Elder McKINSEY, JOHN McKINSEY, of Clinton County, and Miss SUSAN SINGER, of Pulaski County.
Miss Susan is a favorite in the community in which she lives and Mr. McKinsey can congratulate himself that he has not only taken to himself a natural singer, but a true and faithful companion.
-By the same, at the residence of the bride's father, on Tuesday evening, January Z5th, 1876, E. MYERS and HALA TROUTMAN, both of Kewanna. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) ELMIRA WALLACE vs JOHN HUNTER et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of February, 1876... (real estate. described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Attly for Pltff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ANN M. SPARROW vs THOMAS R. SPARROW, LAURA M. SPARROW and EMMA BROWN... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th dav of February, 1876... (real estate, described)... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.


There is some talk of organizing a Masonic lodge at Akron.
Mrs. H. B. JAMISON, of Peru, attended the SHIELDS and LAWHEAD wedding.
The rite of circumcision was performed on JOSEPH LAUER's eight day old boy on Thursday, a number of friends being present from a distance.
DIED. -WILL CRAVEN, a victim of consumption, died at his father's residence in this place yesterday morning. We are not informed when the funeral will take place.
-Miss MARTHA MARSHMAN, daughter of widow MARSHMAN, and an estimable young lady of this place, aged about 20 years, died on Thursday morning, after long suffering with consumption. Her funeral took place yesterday.
A portion of the lumber is on the ground for a new sidewalk where the old one was burned out...
CARTER, the ice man is still hopeful for an abundant crop. He will not despair if he does not reap it, for he has enough on hand put up four years ago to supply a liberal demand.
GRANTSVILLE is the name of a new post office in Henry Township. Newcastle Township is petitioning for another office...

MARRIED. -Mr. FRANK SHIELDS led to the hymenial altar Miss ELLA IAWHEAD at 4 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon of this week. The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr. ALVIN ROBBINS and was conducted by Rev. CLEARWATER....
The ordinance prohibiting the erection of any frame or wooden buildings on the west side of Main Street, between Pearl and Washington Streets, was not passed a day too soon to prevent a portion of the burnt district being built up with wooden shanties. One of the lots in the district was occupied by WEIDNER & BAILEY's saloon building, the burning of which threw them out of business, they not being permitted to sell liquor anywhere except on the precise spot designated in their license. They made every possible haste to get up their house before the passage of the ordinance, but failed...

DIED. -The traveling public who have ever had occasion to stop at the MONTOUR HOUSE in Akron, this county, and the host of friends and relatives of ANDREW KUHN, the proprietor of said house, will regret to learn of his death, which occurred at an early hour on Thursday morning of this week. The deceased was a native Pennsylvanian, a lively, energetic and ambitious gentleman of the German extraction. For twenty years he has been a resident of this State, a greater portion of which time was occupied by him in making his numerous guests comfortable and happy, who would travel miles out of their way to share his bounteous hospitality. "Daddy Kuhn" and the Montour House are known by all traveling men who pass through that portion of the country. He was, at his death, 82 years of age, and up to within the past three years was as sprightly and active as a young man of twenty. He entertained peculiar views upon religion, philosophy, politics and other important questions and was free to give expression to them at all times and under any circumstances, but without giving offense to any one. He was the father of a large family of children, some of whom have preceded him across the river of death. His aged and disconsolate wife, one son and daughter were the only near relatives at his death bed, the other members of the family being in Pennsylvania and Kansas. His funeral takes place at 10 o'clock this morning.

A week ago the railroad company had a force at work digging trenches on the east side of the track and south of the Akron Road for the foundation walls on which the new DEPOT was to be located. By some secret maneuver by parties who were interested in having it located at another point, the work was abandoned and begun at the foot of South Street, on the west side of the track, where the preparations for a new depot building is in a fine state of progression. There was considerable ill feeling exhibited by the change made by the company among those who thought they were damaged in property by it. Where the DEPOT is now being built it encroaches upon a portion of Railroad Street and the aggrieved parties were about to have an injunction served upon the company to prevent them from occupying any portion of the street with the building, but have since learned that they are pacified and will offer no resistance. The location suits the majority of the people and the rest ought to be satisfied with the prospect of getting a comfortable and convenient depot at any point to take the place of the shell now used for that purpose. A strong force is at work, and will not be long before the work is accomplished.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 29, 1876: H. J. BARRETT, Maria BUSE, Jno. HENRY, Sylvester McCARTER, McKAY & CO., Miss H. M. MOOSE, Wm. SHIREMAN, A. WOLF. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.

(Administrator's Sale) There will be a public sale at the late residence of JOHN GREEN, deceased, three miles east of Fulton, in Fulton County, Indiana, on Saturday, the 12th day of February, 1876 (livestock, farm implements, household furniture)... W. H. and J. W. GREEN, Admrs.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 5, 1876


KEWANNA ITEMS, February 3, 1876

BILLY WILSON, while skinning a calf, came near ruining his own calves by an accidental stroke with the knife. The wound was deep and bled profusely.
After much smoking and talking, and talking and smoking, Dr. J. Q. HOWELL has purchased the drug store of E. TUCKER. "A change of pasture makes fat calves."
Whose calves will get fat by this change we cannot say.
T.C. WILSON, of New York (or represented to be) has left for parts unknown. He came to this place and took up lodging at the Kewanna House for two weeks without any special business except his own, and what that was can only be revealed in the future. - - - -ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) ABEL R. THOMSON vs GEORGE B. CUSTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 26th day of February, 1876 (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. CALKINS, Att'y for Plff.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Wayne Township, Fulton County, Indiana, and reported to KYRAN WALSH, a Justice of the Peace for said township, one red steer... LINDLEY MOORE.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Wayne Township, Fulton County, Indiana, and reported to KYRAN WALSH, a Justice of the Peace for said township, one heifer... MICHAEL LAWLER.


Dr. BOSWELL is improving in health.
DIED. -Mrs. MARY J. DAVIS, widow of S. P. DAVIS, died in Newcastle Township on Wednesday morning of this week, aged 43 years.
Newcastle Township has a new POST OFFICE named BIGFOOT. There is not much in a name, but a more acceptable one might have been found.
An overabundance of water in the race which supplies the Pottawattamie Mill and the sudden freeze had the effect to burst its banks on Thursday evening, by which a portion of the town north of the Wallace House was submerged by water.
A man hailing from Newcastle Township was arrested last Thursday night and lodged in Moon's European Hotel for recklessly throwing chairs through the front windows of SAMUELS' billiard hall and carelessly embracing the young landlord.
DIED. -The funeral of Mr. WM. B. CRAVEN took place from the Baptist church last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services were conducted by Rev. DUNHAM, of Mexico. The deceased was a gentleman highly esteemed by the whole community, and although but in the prime of his years, being 30 years, 11 months and 11 days of age, that dreaded disease -- consumption, fastened itself upon him two years ago, and on Friday of last week it claimed him among the long list of its victims.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 12, 1876

Last Saturday, the Republicans ... assembled at the Court House.. . The Central Committee appointed consists of the following gentlemen: B. C. WILSON, C. S. HICKMAN, Richland; SOL. MILLER, CHRIS. CAMPBELL, Aubbeenaubbee; J. NEW, F. PETERSON, Liberty; S. M. WRIGHT, ANDREW STRONG, Henry; P. S. TROUTMAN, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, Union; WM. HILL, JOHN MATHEWS, Wayne; GEO. KESSLER, WM. LYNCH, Newcastle; WM. H. MATTINGLY, A. B. SIBERT, HUDSON STILES, S. DAVIDSON, M. L. ESSICK, Rochester. The honorable position of chairman of this committee was thrust upon Mr. Mattingly, and if he does as well this year as he has in the past in conducting political campaigns in this county the success of the Democratic party is assured by largely increased majorities.

(Notice to Sell Real Estate) MILO R. SMITH, Administrator de bonis non
of RACHEL COLLINS, deceased, has filed his petition to sell real estate of the decedent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.


A force of workmen replaced the sidewalk burned out some time ago.
The young folks gave a leap year party at JIM. BEEBER's on Thursday evening.
Dr. H. B. BOSWELL visited his office yesterday for the first time since his sickness.
BILLY WOODS was summoned to Logansport on Thursday night to visit his sick father.
BEN NOFTSGER, of Grantsville, this county is evidently an inflationist. He has just bought three hundred live geese and is still a-buying.
A good and substantial SIDEWALK is to be put down on the south side of Pearl Street, from Jefferson to West Street, as soon as the weather is favorable.
LEITER'S FORD boasts of a new brass band. The boys commenced practicing about two months ago and have broke up a Good Templars lodge and a literary society.
The new FIRE ALARM has been attached to the Court House bell, and the first flue that burns out the people will be thoroughly alarmed by it, just to show how well it works.
JOHN W. ELAM returned to Rochester yesterday to spend a day or two with his friends and acquaintances. It is his first coming since he started for the Black Hills country last summer. He is a genial, whole-souled fellow and receives a hearty welcome from all.

It is now pretty definitely settled that at least one good business block will be put up in Rochester early in the spring. A sort of stock company has been formed, consisting of the firm of FEDER & SILBERBERG, DENISION & VANTRUMP, J. DAWSON, E. E. COWGILL, GEORGE NORRIS and DAVID COOPER, who have purchased the STAILEY lot, on the north side of the Public Square and 41 feet and 3 inches off the lot adjoining it on the north, owned by Dr. HILL. That gives them 165 feet front and 123 feet and 9 inches deep, on which they propose to erect eight business rooms 100 feet deep and two stories high. The lower rooms will be occupied by some of the parties constructing them, the others will be for rent. Several branches of business will be represented in the block, among which we note a clothing house, hardware, dry goods, restaurant and probably a boot and shoe house. It is not definitely determined what kind of business will occupy the other rooms, or at least has not come to our knowledge. A portion of the upper floor will be arranged for a public hall, which is one of the great wants of the town. The balance of the second story will be divided into suitable apartments for offices of various kind. The material for the building will be put upon the ground immediately, and as early in the spring as practicable the work of putting it up will commence. This will be one of the best improvements ever made in Rochester, and the parties interested in it are to be admired for their spirit of enterprise. Uncle JESSE SHIELDS owns some valuable space between his store room and the proposed new buildings and it is hoped that he will catch the infection for building, if he has not already got it, and fill it up with good buildings. He was the first man to put up a brick store room in the town and we will not be surprised to see him be the first man to build in the spring. [NOTE: This will be known as CENTENNIAL BLOCK. - WCT]

SHARPE & PIERCE, of cheap store notoriety, have dissolved partnership and sold their store at Kokomo. The dry goods business will be continued at this place by Mr. SHARPE.

LIST OF LETTERS, remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending February 12, 1876: F. BOWMAN, Walter CHAPEL, Wm. COLLINS, Garten CALAWAY, Isaac H. COPLAND, N. T. ELLIOTT, W. R. FREEL, Levi GELBAUGH, John HARVEY, John HAY, Hannah HACKET, Oliver HUBBARD. - - - - E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

JOHN W. RANNELLS has long been acknowledged the best horseshoer in Fulton County. He has been employed by SAMUEL HEFFLEY to do the horseshoeing and general blacksmithing at the Heffley wagon manufactory... Farm Wagons, Spring Wagons, Carriages, Buggies and Sleighs always on hand, for sale cheap, for cash or trade.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 19, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, February 17, 1876.

Latest arrivals -- Mr. MILLS, of Pennsylvania, and L. H. SHATTO, of Knox.
HENRY SINGER has bought the MILLS and JACKSON farm, near the Christian Chapel.
Rev. W. W. JONES is visiting his mother-in-law, who has been lying very low with consumption for some time. She lives near the battle ground, this State.
DIED. -JUSTINA LEBO, daughter of Mrs. MARK MOORE, of Aubbeenaubbee, died on Saturday last, after an illness of about four weeks.
-Mr. R. HONNESHAGEN, a young and industrious farmer near Bruce's Lake, died on Feb 4th. He leaves a wife and two small children. His sickness and death was very sudden and unexpected. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH WEIDNER vs LEVI M. DOWNEY, C. D. JONES et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of March, 1876...
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... the same being twenty feet and eight inches (20-8) front, more or less... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE MILLER vs SAMUEL L. STOCKBERGER et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of March, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. BERMAN & SMITH, Atty's for Pl'ff.


The CENTRAL and WALLACE Hotels have been doing a land office business since the present session of Court began.
Patent rights are dangerous things to deal in. The firm of BARKDOLL & KENNEDY are lamenting over the loss of nearly five thousand dollars invested in the HEFFLEY QUILTING FRAME.
Many of the cheap store customers will be pleased to learn of the return of the genial and affable "prince of hose," Mr. C. W. ORR, of Kokomo, who is always glad to meet his old friends and make new ones.
Something new, and that which will be received with great pleasure in every household, is the Cream Bread manufactured by DAVIS BROTHERS at BOSENBERG's bakery...
DIED. -Mr. SAMUEL MILLER, one of Henry Township's old residents, died on Wednesday of last week, aged 67 years, 3 months and 15 days. He settled in that township twenty-six years ago, and by his industry has aided much toward placing it in the foremost ranks of the townships of the county.
Last Wednesday night J. B. ELLIOTT lost his purse containing $700 in money and notes on the street. A diligent search for it early on Thursday morning resulted in the finding of it by his brother, BEN ELLIOTT...
GEO. M. SERGENT has sold his property, on the corner of Pearl and Jefferson Streets, to SAMUEL KEELY, GEO. GOSS and LEVI HEILBRUN, each of whom, we understand, propose to erect good and substantial dwellings this summer. Mr. Keely gets the corner, and it is his purpose to tear down the old building on it and erect a fine brick residence.
The TRAMP NUISANCE is infecting Rochester. Nearly every night the Marshal is called upon to furnish lodgings for one or more homeless wretches who want to reach their friends some distance ahead, but have just run out of money. If the town could give them a few days' work upon the street or some other improvement, to pay for their lodgings, there would not be so many applicants for charity.

DAVE EDWARDS' trial at Logansport for stealing a set of harness from a Cass County farmer resulted in his acquittal...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending February 19, 1876: Miss Florence LUDWIG, Owen LOVETT, Newton LAMBERT, Mr. ---- McCOY, Solomon MILLER, Jos. B. MOORE, Mrs. A. M. MOORE, Mrs. Juda MYRES, W. H. NETCHER, Geo. PATTERSON, Jos. PARCELLA, G. S. POULSON, A. B. PERKINS, Dan'l ROSSMAN, Mrs. Mary STONE, Mrs. Keziah STARK, Wm. STOCKBERGER, Jno SOUERS, Wm. SHIREMAN, Cory H. VANDERGRIFT, Jno. C. VanTRUMP, Sam'l D. WOOD, Thos. N. WHEATLY, Jos. WINN, D. WILLEMS, A. J. ZORTMAN. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Sheriff's Sale) ELLIOTT, POGUE & SAWYER vs WILLIAM REED et al...
I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11ith day of March, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. SIDNEY KEITH, Attly for Plff's.

(Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... MILO R. SMITH, Administrator of JACOB WILER, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. Feb. 17, 176.

(Notice of Survey) ... on Wednesday, the 15th day of March, 1876... RICHARD HOGAN.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 26, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, February 24, 1876.

The POST has died its second death.
MILTON HILAND has added to his stock of furniture, coffins of all sizes, also keeps a first-class hearse.
The Christians or Campbellites anticipate building a church in this place next summer, also the I. 0. 0. F.'s intend building a nice lodge.
A. D. TONER proposes moving his stock scales to a lot east of the mill, and also intends placing a platform scale in the street for weighing hay, corn, &c.
One day last week Mrs. CANNIE MILLER, while washing, run a needle in her hand which was broken off and at last account still remained in her hand.
A little Granger of the 5th degree made its appearance at the house of WM. J. LEITER one day last week. It is a little Leiter, and it is not so light either, 9-1/2 pounds.
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, February 23, 1876, at the residence of the bride, by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr. THOMAS WOOD, of Logansport, and Mrs. MARTHA LEITER, of Kewanna. .... We hope their love may never grow less and their fire never go out, as they have in the family a Leiter and plenty of Wood.


A barn on the farm of FRANK RICHTER'S, 1-1/2 miles northeast of here, was destroyed by fire on last Friday, the 18th. Mr. WILHELM, who lives on the place, sustained considerable loss.
FRED BARCUS talks of trading for property in Missouri and moving there this spring.
FRANK LOUDERBACK has bought LESSON HOOVER's house and lot at this place, paying the sum of $190 therefor. Report says that Frank is going to take unto himself a helpmeet.
Fulton indulges in the luxury of sawdust sidewalks.
We learn that JOHN CHAMP makes sale on the 4th of March and moves to Lincoln, in Miami County. JOHN FRY has rented his farm.
We learn that ROBERT C. AITKINS intends putting up a new barn this spring.
A Mr. WILLIAMS has moved into the house formerly occupied by WILLIAM BRAMAN.
Mr. HORTON, the village blacksmith, is doing a good business.

(Notice of Administration) ... REUBEN WHITTENBERGER appointed administrator of the estate of DANIEL CLARK, late of Fulton County, deceased. February 23, 1876.

FOR SALE. I offer for sale my brick dwelling in the south part of town, very desirable property and very cheap. Also dwelling house on Jefferson Street, between the Presbyterian and Methodist churches ... CHAS. P. HINMAN.

(Administrator's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... Notice is hereby given that SAMUEL RUSSELL, Administrator of the estate of ANDREW CUBBERLY, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent... Witness my hand this 25th day of February, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.


Col. SHRYOCK is one of the delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Yesterday a new AUCTION STORE, consisting of molasses and sugar, was injected into the Wallace House block.
DIED. -Miss JESSIE HEFFLEY, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL HEFFLEY, died on Friday evening of last week, aged 7 years. The funeral took place on Sunday.
-On Saturday forenoon, Feb. 19th, 1876, at her home, three miles west of Akron, Mrs. RUTH BARKER, generally known as "Aunt Ruth," aged 6Z years.
The deceased was respected by all who knew her and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her earthly departure.
A team that had been hitched in front of a saloon for several hours on one of the cold days this week, came to the conclusion that their driver was not playing fair with them in not allowing them to sit cross-legged by the saloon stove half of the time, broke their moorings and started for home at a break-neck pace, leaving the owner to follow them on foot and pick up the scattering splinters of the wagon.
MARRIED. -At the residence of A. V. HOUSE, and by the aforesaid gentleman, last Thursday noon, WINFIELD S. KUHN and Miss PUTNAM, both of Akron, Ind.... (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983,: WINFIELD B. KUHN m. KEZSIA PUTMAN, Feb. 24, 2876)
ANOTHER FIRE. Just about the time the drowsy sleepers of Rochester were taking their soundest nap on Thursday morning they were aroused from their slumbers by the cries of fire and the ringing of the fire bell. A large portion of the town turned out of their comfortable quarters at half past five o'clock to find a portion of the BEEBER block in flames and a fair prospect for a big blaze. The block, if such it may be called, is a row of low, one-story wooden buildings, except the corner, which is occupied by the Corner Grocery and the Spy OFFICE. The fire originated in the room adjoining the corner building, occupied by WEISNER & McCARTER as a meat market. (only minor damage as the fire was
soon extinguished.)

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 4, 1876

... the SENTINEL is not behind in its preparations for a vigorous campaign season. It has brought to its aid Mr. V. H. DANIELS, who has become identified with its interests and will labor for its advancement to a higher sphere of usefulness. He is a young man of great will and energy....

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 1, 1876.

They call MORRIS FURGUSON "pap."
Spring sales commenced on last Saturday. The first was WM. SHERIDAN.
Mrs. YARLOT and son are visiting grandpa STREETS. Expect to remain several weeks.
DIED. -Mrs. JONES has returned from the burial of her mother, who resided near the Battle Ground.
The contract for building a church at Leiter's Ford (our Leitersville) was given to PHILIP ANDERSON and JASPER MILLISON.
JOHN HENDERSON intends organizing and teaching a class in German...
Spring moving will soon commence. Among the number anticipating a change are REUBEN MINTON, JOSEPH MURPHY, BURT BENHAM and PETER POTTS.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, Feb. 24, 1876, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr. JAMES WILSON and Miss ETTA VANKIRK...
As yet Marshtown has but one mail each week, and the SENTINEL reaches there one week after publication... - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Administrator's Sale)... Administrator of the estate of DANIEL CLARK, deceased, will sell at public auction at the late residence of the decedent, four miles south of Akron, Indiana, on Friday, March 24th, 1876 (livestock, grain and farm implements) ... REUBEN WHITTENBERGER, Administrator.

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned will sell at public auction at the late residence of the decedent in Union Township, on the north bank of Bruce's Lake, on Saturday, March 25th, 1876, all the personal property of REINHOLDT HUNNESHAGEN (livestock, grain, farm implements, furniture) ... HENRY GUISE, Administrator.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Richland Township, Fulton County, Indiana, and reported to W. T. LEONARD, a Justice of the Peace for said township, one two year old steer... JOHN M. DAVIS.

(Notice of Administration) ... HENRY GUISE appointed administrator of
the estate of REINHOLDT HUNNESHAGEN, late of Fulton County, deceased...

Mrs. J. P. MYERS is visiting at Logansport.
Mrs. Dr. SUTTON has been lying very ill for several days, but is now slowly improving.
Rev. A. V. HOUSE has been seriously ill this week with congestive chills, but is now recovering.
HOLLIPETER, the man accused of stealing wheat from his neighbor in Aubbeenaubbee Township, was acquitted by one of the Rochester Justices on Thursday.
DEL WARD lately checked his baggage for Carroll County, where he is about to locate and engage in the veterinary business. Del is a jolly good fellow and we regret his departure.
Dr. TERRY is contemplating a prospective trip to Texas ...
Our warning a short time since about having children born on the 29th of February was not heeded by SAM HUFFMAN, a gentleman living in the northwest portion of town, and now that bouncing boy of his will only be able to celebrate his birthday every four years.
DIED. -ADAM MOW, a prominent farmer and a noted and valuable citizen of Richland Township, died at his residence on Thursday.
-Mrs. STACK, an estimable Irish lady of this place, died at an early hour on Wednesday morning. She was a woman of strong physical powers, but years of hard labor, to support herself and family of small children, wore her life away. Her life was one of busy toil, preferring to endure privations to humiliating herself by asking or receiving charity. She was an honest and industrious daughter of the Emerald Isle and her zeal to provide for herself and family the best comforts of life in her power is commendable. Due respect was paid her by a large number of her neighbors who attended the funeral on Thursday.
THOS. M. WILSON, an old citizen of this county, who has lived for many years two miles south of town on the Peru road, has sold his farm to GEORGE MILLER, and intends taking up his abode somewhere in the Western country in the spring... An auction sale of his personal effects will take place on Saturday, March 11th, at his farm south of town.
Plans and specifications for the building of a house on the POOR FARM for the care of the paupers of the county will be received and examined by the Board of County Commissioners next week. Several plans have already been prepared, ready for presentation, and others are in course of preparation.
LEVI HEILBRUN has bought the building lot owned by WM. DENISTON on Main Street, opposite the Court House, and will proceed to put up a good business house on it this coming season....
It is quite current on the street that the firm of MERCER & SHEPHERD, in the hardware business, has been dissolved. Mr. Shepherd retiring.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 4, 1876: Mrs. Lizzie S. AULT, Geo. BUTLER, Mrs. C. BREWER, Miss Mollie BRUCE, Mrs. Jennie BEALLS, Wm. H. BAKE, Emma COOK, Wm. A. DILLON, Peter EDINGER, Charity EDWARDS, Amanda EVINS, T. W. FLOWERS, W. C. FREEMAN, Wm. FALL, Chas. GOLDSMITH, Mrs. Laura HOSTELLER, Thomas HALCOME, D. JONES, Jacob F. MYERS, L. ODELL, Elizabeth RESOR, Miss Sarah SHOWLEY, Philip SMITH, James H. THOMPSON, Miss Elizabeth UNGER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

Mr. WILLIAMSON, the expert barber, has removed his headquarters from opposite the Wallace House to one door north of Mrs. HOLEMAN's store...

(Sheriff's Sale) TRENTMAN & TRENTMAN vs FRANK RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 25th day of March, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Attly for Pllffs.

(Sheriff's Sale) ROBERT CUMMINGS et al vs FRANK RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 25th day of March, 1876... (real estate, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Attly for Pllffs.

(Notice to Non-Resident)... ROSELLA EWICK vs JOHN EWICK ... plaintiff, by ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys... that said defendant, JOHN EWICK, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 28th day of February, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice of Administration)... WILLIAM BUMBARGER appointed administrator of the estate of ELIZABETH RITTER, deceased... Feb. 29, '76.

(Notice of Dissolution) ... the co-partnership heretofore existing between JOSEPH WEIDNER and ELLIOTT BAILEY, under the firm name of WEIDNER & BAILEY, has been dissolved by mutual consent, and that the liabilities of the firm will be paid by Joseph Weidner. WEIDNER & BAILEY. March 3d, 1876.

(Administrator's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... that MILO R. SMITH, Administrator of JACOB WILER, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent... Feb. 17, 176.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 11, 1876

(Resolutions adopted on the death of Brother A. H. MOW... . .member of No. 435, I.O.O.F.... that these resolutions be... presented by the Secretary to the widow and family... C. W. HOLMAN, JAMES GIBBONS, SOL CAVENGER, Com.)

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 9, 1876.

The Pacific Combination drug store is now owned by J. Q. HOWELL.
J. M. DAVIS, former editor of the POST, made his periodical call at this place on last Sunday.
J. W. CARTER thinks the young ladies and widows are not quite performing their duties as they should this year.
Dr. I. E. WRIGHT has sold his property on the corner of Main and Logan Streets to Father SPARKS. The doctor thinks of moving to Logansport. - - - - ELI LEITER.


The saw mills throughout the country have been idle during the past winter.
N. G. HUNTER is teaching a class in penmanship at this place. NELS. is a lightning penman.
W. A. HORTON takes four county papers and about a half dozen other papers and magazines.
Mrs. AMANDA BRYANT, daughter of JOHN KILLER, is lying at the point of death at the residence of her father.
H. M. MILLER has sold his stock of tinware and we learn that he has made arrangements to locate at Argos, Ind.
The GRANGE at this place is wide awake. We understand they contemplate building a large grain elevator during the coming season.
The GOOD TEMPLARS Lodge organized here nearly a year ago is now in a flourishing condition, with a membership of 75 persons.
DIED. -On Wednesday evening, March 1, 1876, Mrs. MARTHA WILKENSON, wife of ANDERSON WILKINSON, of this place.
The deceased was 57 years of age, was a member of the Methodist Church, in all respects a good woman, and was loved and respected by all who knew her.


F. W. DANIELS has resumed the proprietorship of the harness shop and expects in the future to devote his entire time and energy to the harness business. WM. KREIGHBAUM, the exproprietor, retires from the business of harness-making, and proposes to rusticate in the Centennial city of Philadelphia for the coming season.

(Sheriff's Sale) DELOS ROOT vs LOUISA HAMELTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the lst day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... CHRISTIAN KAMERER vs MARTIN BECK... plaintiff, by STURGEON & SUMMERS, attorneys... that said defendant, MARTIN BECK, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 9th day of March, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.


FEDER & SILBERBERG have removed their stock of Clothing saved from the fire into the store formerly occupied by ERNSPERGER, JACKSON & CO., two doors north of the FIRST NATIONAL BANK.......


Base ball, croquet and marbles are beginning to crop out in these parts.
I. WALKER has been appointed Surveyor of this county to fill the unexpired term of SILAS J. MILLER, who resigned that position three months ago.
ED. F. CHINN & CO. have sold their grocery establishment to WM. GROVE, a gentleman from the country, who will take possession of the same on Monday.
On Wednesday last Mr. E. E. CHANDLER, the new jeweler, was called to Lima, O., to attend the funeral of his mother. He will be absent from his business but a few days.
The work of putting in the foundation walls for the new brick block north of the Court House [CENTENNIAL BLOCK] will commence on Monday next. It is expected that the whole block will be completed and ready to be occupied by the latter part of July.
JACOB ROSENBERG, the foreman of the SENTINEL, was made the proud father of a bouncing girl on Thursday. MEYER WILE rejoiced exceedingly over the advent of a fine boy on Wednesday. It was Rosenberg's first experience as a father and Wile's first boy that makes them both so happy.
At least nine and probably twelve good, substantial brick business rooms will be put up in Rochester this season. Dwelling houses are springing up in every portion of the town already. This will be one of the most prosperous years that Rochester has known for a long time.
JACOB VANTRUMP is negotiating with the assignee of the ASHTON estate for the purchase of the building lot opposite the Court House and adjoining the one purchased by Mr. HEILBRUN. Should he succeed in purchasing it he will join Mr. Heilbrun in putting up two rooms for business.
G. WASHINGTON GOSS, who resides four miles west of here, brought 36 wild ducks and one goose to town last Monday...
The report last week that the firm of MERCER & SHEPHERD had dissolved is confirmed. Mr. Mercer has purchased the entire interest of Mr. Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd has purchased the stock of hardware owned by DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO., and will continue in the business at their old stand until the completion of the new brick block, when he will take quarters there.


On Wednesday the bids for Superintendent of the county POOR FARM were opened and examined by the Board, when it was found that the proposition of Mr. MARK MOORE, the present manager of the Farm, was the most favorable. He entered into a contract with the Commissioners to take charge of the Farm and devote his whole time and labor and that of his wife and two daughters in the management of the Farm and the care of the paupers for one year for the sum of seven hundred dollars ...
DIED. -Mrs. WALTER B. GUTHRIE died at the Central House on Wednesday, March 8th, 1876, just as the sun was at its meridian highth. She was a sister of JAMES E. CLARKE, of the firm of CLARKE & WEAVER, and was 54 years of age. She was married in early life to WALTER B. GUTHRIE, who was the oldest of a family of seven brothers, and who departed this life at Zanesville, Ohio, ten years since. Up to the time of the death of her husband she resided at Zanesville, Ohio, since which time she has had no permanent abiding place. On the 24th of last May she came here to pay her brother a visit, and remained with him until her death, both being guests at the Central House. She came here an entire stranger to the people of Rochester, but her Christian life and many attractive virtues soon made her a host of warm friends, who are in deep sorrow for her sudden departure. She was a lady of feeble frame and had endured much bodily suffering, but apparently enjoyed life among her numerous new made friends at this place. Her illness was of short duration, one week sufficing to loose the silver cord which tied her to earth. Her absent sisters and brother-in-laws, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. COLEHOUR, of Chicago, Mr. S. S. GUTHRIE, of Buffalo, New York, J. C. GUTHRIE, of Chicago, Mr. C. C. WAITE, son of Chief Justice WAITE, and wife, of Zanesville, Ohio, were summoned to her bedside, but arrived too late to be recognized as her friends by the deceased. During her brief illness she was attended by the good ladies of Rochester and her every want supplied by them who had learned to love her as a sister. A brief service was held at the Central House parlors on Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock by Rev. ELLIOTT, and at 11 p.m. her remains were conveyed by railroad to Kokomo, where a special train was in waiting to convey them and accompanying friends to Zanesville, where she was interred by the side of her departed husband.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 11, 1876: Miss Mollie BRUCE, Amos DAVIS, Jno. G. EISEMAN, Miss Zem GREEN, H. MEEY, M. M. MOON, Miss Dora WARREN, John ZERUS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

I have taken the room two doors north of J. P. MYERS' harness shop ... I will be prepared to furnish the best of Boots and Shoes ... J. SIDMORE.

FOR SALE. A rare chance to buy a lot of second-hand Furniture that has been in use only a short time is now offered by a gentleman who has concluded to make his home at the hotel... For further particulars inquire of C. W. ORR, at the Cheap Store.

FOR SALE. Twenty-five stands of bees on easy terms. Inquire of B. F. MECHLING at C. A. MITCHELL's store, Rochester, Ind.

(Administrator's Sale of Real Estate)... the undersigned, Administrator de bonis non of the estate of ANDREW J. HOLMES, deceased, will offer for sale at private sale at the office of CALKINS & SLICK... on and after the 12th day of April, 1876... (real estate in Rochester, described) ... CONRAD HAIMBAUGH, Administrator.

(Sheriff's Sale) SOPHIA FISHER vs JOSEPH JACKSON and SARAH J. JACKSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the lst day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) ISAAC ADAMSON vs RUNION ARMSTRONG and SARAH ARMSTRONG... I will enpose at public sale... Saturday, the lst day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... JESSE SHIELDS vs REUBEN VANTRUMP... the plaintiff, by STURGEON & SUMMERS, attorneys ... that said defendant, REUBEN VANTRUMP, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 9th day of March, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Sale of Forfeited School Lands) I, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor of Fulton County, Indiana, will expose at public auction... Monday, April 13, 1876 the following described tract of land, situate in Fulton County, Indiana, the same having been purchased by MOSES KING and forfeited for non-payment of the balance of purchase money and interest... (real estate, described) ...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL. Saturday, March 18, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 15, 1876.

WM. HUDKINS is pap the second time. It is a boy or girl, sure.
Population is still increasing. Logan Street one ahead--a little ED. TUCKER came to town.
JOHN A. BARNETT and P. S. TROUTMAN have taken in quite a number of hogs the past few days.
F. H. GRAHAM proposes to turn the scale house fronting Main Street and build an addition to it for a hardware store.
GEORGE WALLACE, in the employ of LINKENHELT BROS., packed at the store of PHILLIPS & LEITER to-day 1,650 dozen eggs. The hens work diligently.
JOHN KILMER has made his Centennial trade -- has sold his stock of groceries to his son CHARLES. Kilmer can trade about as easy as C. S. GRAHAM used to.
JOHN WEARY intends to build a dwelling the coming season.
Several persons have been quite restless on account of the doings of the County Commissioners. Their nerves have been quieted by the appointment of LU. MYERS Assessor for this township. - - - - ELI LEITER.


(Dissolution of Partnership) The partnership heretofore existing between W. H. DENISTON, CALVIN VANTRUMP and O. C. SMITH, hardware merchants, under the firm name of DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO. is this day dissolved bv mutual consent .... March 16, 1876.


Father ERNSPERGER is seriously indisposed.
Miss MAY COPELAND is dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
J. K. NELLANS and H. KESLER left Bloomingsburg for Peabody, Kan., last Wednesday. They stopped in Rochester long enough to bid their friends good-bye and subscribe for the SENTINEL .
FRANK DOWNS inflicted a severe wound upon his foot one day last week with an ax, nearly severing it in twain. The professional services of Dr. SUTTON were called, who bound up the wound and stopped the flow of blood, which threatened a serious result.
It is now an established fact that Rochester is to have a GRANGE grocery store. The corner room of GOULD's building has been engaged and the goods for a grand opening are expected to be received in a day or two. WM. J. LEITER and HIRAM CARRUTHERS have been to the city this week purchasing a full line of all kind of groceries. A stock company has been formed among the Patrons of Husbandry and the store will be conducted and controlled in the interest of that order...
MARRIED. -By Esquire BODLEY, on last Sunday, at his residence, south of Argos, Mr. A. B. WHITE, of this place, and Miss EMMA GOULD, of Logansport.
-Last Monday evening Mr. JOSEPH GUENSTENSBERGER, accompanied by Miss NANCY RICHTER, appeared before Esquire REES and demanded a combination of souls. After investigating their respective titles, his Honor discovered that the euphonious cognomen of Guenstensberger was long enough to tie, which he immediately proceeded to do. We wish them a long and blissful life.
The Board of County Commissioners were in session a portion of this week to finish the work left over from the week before... LOUIS MYERS was appointed Assessor for Union Township, and SAMUEL McCLURE for Richland Township, to supply the vacancy made by the removal of CHAS. GRAEBER. Dr. CLELAND, of Kewanna, was awarded the contract for treating the poor of Union and Wayne Townships for one year for $50, and Dr. JAMES BRACKETT was awarded the contract for treating the poor of Rochester Township, including those at the Poor House, for one year for $150. Several plans for a building to be erected on the County Farm for a POOR HOUSE were submitted. That presented by C. W. CAFFYN, Auditor of the county, was considered the most desirable one and was adopted by the Board... GEORGE CARTER, one of the Commissioners, was appointed as a purchasing agent to supply the POOR FARM with horses, cattle, farming implements and everything needed for its proper management.
I was present with Mr. JONAS MYERS at a union of the pupils of the Rochester Graded School, except those attending the South Ward School ... I saw many of the pupils in attendance at school who have been teaching in the country during the past winter and many just entering a graded school for the first time. I herewith give the names of a few whom I noted particularly: J. O. STEVENS, FRANK HAIMBAUGH, FITCH MONTGOMERY, Mr. BIRCH, C. S. KNOTT, E. MERCER, DAVID KNOTT, WILLIE LOOMIS, JOHN DAVIDSON, Mr. SMITH, Miss AMBROSE, H. C. MARTINDALE and others ....

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 18, 1876: Isaac BATES, Wm. or Jno. FALL, Nancy FLORES, Margaret GRUNE, P. W. GREEN, Lenhart HUFF, Miss Libby HURL, Jno. W. HOLLINGER, Ben HIGHT, Louvenia HILL, A. C. HAMILTON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

Mr. BRUETTE, the artistic shaver, has recently engaged the services of Mr. JOHN A. ELLIS, the famous hair cutter. This new combination makes the strongest tonsorial team that has ever pulled the razor in Rochester. Both are experts and do their work in the latest style. Give them a call and be convinced.

(Sheriff's Sale) THEODORE HITTLE vs GEORGE R. BEARSS and JOHN W. DAVIS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 8th day of April, 1876... (real estate in Rochester, described)... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Att'ys for Plff.

(Sheriff's Sale) CHARLES W. HOLMAN, Guardian of MARGRATE A. and MARTHA L. WHARTON, minor heirs of MARTHA WHARTON vs WILLIAM M. WHARTON and HENRY B. JAMISON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 8th day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in "the State of Indiana" ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM M. WINANS vs JOHN H. BEEBER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 8th day of April, 1876... The east one half of lots number fifty-six (56) and fifty-seven (57) in the town of Rochester... as designated on the new plat... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Atty's for Pl'ff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 25, 1876


JOSEPH WILHOIT was awarded the contract of carrying the MAIL from Akron to Rochester. Joe is "the right man in the right place." ...
F. W. DANIELS is a candidate for Trustee of Henry Township subject to the decision of the convention of either party. FRED is not a strict partisan...
E. A. ARNOLD, the ex-Trustee of Henry Township, has returned to Akron. He does not like either the school or craft over in the butter packing State ...

MARRIED. -On Sunday, March 19th, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. G. MILLER to Miss C. ASHELMAN.
-Also on the same day, at the residence of Mr. KEESECKER, Mr. C. K. MODLING to Miss L. KEESECKER, all of Henry Township.
DIED. -At her residence, near Akron, on the 16th inst., of typhoid fever, LEAH MILLER, widow of the late SAMUEL MILLER, deceased.


Coughs and colds plenty.
Mud is the cry with everybody. Hogs scarce, cattle plenty, feed in abundance.
Wheat badly damaged by freezing and thawing.
J. W. BAUGHER's steam saw mill is doing good business.

DEMOCRATIC MEETING. The call by the Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee for a meeting of the Democracy at the Court House last Saturday to select delegates to the State Convention ... The meeting was organized by the selection of Hon. WM. H. DAVIDSON as Chariman and the writer as Secretary of the meeting... The following persons were chosen to represent Fulton County in the State Convention:
ENOCH STURGEON and L. M. MONTGOMERY were appointed as a committee to make arrangements for a special train and reduced rates over the I. P. & C. Railroad to and from the convention... WM. H. DAVIDSON, Chairman.

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 22, 1876

Miss IRENE SELLERS closes her school in Aubbeenaubbee on Friday next with a grand exhibition.
It is reported that JACOB HUDKINS has gone to the Black Hills. It is hard telling where he may turn up.
DIED. -JOHN FALL, an aged citizen in the eastern part of the township, died very suddenly Monday morning. His death was caused by congestion and was sick only a few hours.
For the benefit of uncle BENJ. WILSON we would say that we have made inquiries in this township and as yet have not found any citizen that was here when this county was organized, in 1836.
J. S. WILLIAMS traded his house and lot to Father SPARKS for his property on the corner of Main and Logan Streets, and the corner lot has been sold to the I.O.O.F. for the purpose of erecting a two-story building - a business building below and a hall above. - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 25, 1876: Peter ARSNER, Rev. T. M. BELL, Wm. BOGGS, Samuel BRINEY, Fras BRANDSTAETTER, P. A. CARTER, Marcellus DAVIS, Thos. E. DOUE, Wm. FRUSHOUR, Melley NEWCOMER, Levi ODELL. - - - - Mrs . E. J. RYLAND, P.M.


Headquarters for Billiardists is at the EXCELSIOR BILLIARD PARLOR... Toledo Ale and Porter and Fine Wines and Cigars constantly on hand. Old Sour Mash and Bourbon Whisky in stock. MARK SAMUELS.

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of ELIZABETH RITTER, late of Fulton County, deceased, will sell at public auction at the residence of GEORGE W. LUCAS, in South Rochester, on Saturday, the 8th day of April, 1876 (personal property) ... WILLIAM BUMBARGER, Administrator.


Last Thursday afternoon we noticed about fifty teams hitched within a square from the Wallace House.
Rochester does not need any better P.M. than she already has, but is greatly in need of a larger POST OFFICE.
JOSEPH WEIDNER, one of our good German citizens, has removed to Peru, his former home and place of business.
JOSEPH A. MYERS, deputy Clerk of this county, has been on a visit to Cincinnati and his friends in the southern part of this State.
JOE LAUER claims to be the father of the prettiest baby in town and has furnished it with the finest carriage ever seen on the streets.
OMER BEARSS has made arrangements to stock his grazing land with a lot of young cattle, and will proceed to buy the critters as soon as the roads become passable.
WILLIS LINE has quit attending the Good Templars Lodge, in which he has been a faithful member for many years, but it is hardly probable that the fact has anything to do with his nose, which is now in full bloom.
DIED. -JOHN RITTER, a well known farmer, living a few miles northwest of Rochester, died on Wednesday of last week, aged 59 years. The deceased was a worthy and highly respected member of the Dunkard Church, an honest man and a good citizen.
Most of the business men in this place and many good farmers east of here are in favor of graveling the Akron Road to the RANNELLS farm and further, if possible, during the centennial year. A more paying investment could not be made.
We record with pleasure the names of the energetic and generous citizens who have erected STREET LAMPS and cause them to shine at their own private expense: ROBERT WALLACE, R. N. RANNELLS, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, D. S. GOULD, E. KIRTLAND, K. G. SHRYOCK, A. K. PLANK, LYON & KENDRICK and proprietor of the Corner Grocery.
In the category of street lamps we omitted C. ANTHONY, DOC. COLLINS and TRACY & SHIELDS.
Centennial air has a good effect on Rochester. Rev. F. M. ELLTOTT appears cheerful and happy as a new Congressman. We are not positive, but think it's a girl. MILT. REES has also accepted the title of "pa" and rejoices because it's a boy...
About seventy children, between the ages of six and sixteen years, have been enrolled in the juvenile Good Templars Lodge organized last week...
MARRIED. -Weddings are not very numerous, notwithstanding it is leap
year. One occurred last week -- that of FRANK MONTGOMERY and BESSIE ELLIS...
... About two o'clock last Tuesday morning a fire was discovered in a horse barn owned by A. CURTIS. All efforts to extinguish the flames were lost. A good buggy and harness and considerable hay and grain was consumed. A horse... escaped with his mane and tail badly singed. The origin of the fire is unknown.
On Friday evening of last week Mr. and Mrs. M. M. REX celebrated their silver wedding ...

The following is a list of the Grand Jurors drawn for the April term of the Circuit Court: JACOB HENDRIXON, JAMES WARE, JESSE MARTINDALE, NOAH BRUMBACK, ABNER THOMPSON, SOLOMON STOCKBERGER...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 1, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, March 29, 1876

JACOB SHOWLEY has moved to town.
I did not come to this county in 1843, but to the Union, as the POST used to say, and then we came to this county in 1845.
Rev. W. W. JONES, of this charge, attended a quarterly meeting in Germany, Richland Township, in place of Elder UTTER, on last Saturday and Sunday.
M. C. PHILLIPS has two pigs that cost him about $25....


R. M. WILLIAMS took the train Tuesday night for Indianapolis, where his wife is visiting. They will return in a few days.
Our drayman, LEN ALLAMAN, is happy now. J. N. HESS & CO wanted to sell him a stove, when he said: "I will let my wife Come down and pick one out before I buy." Tbat's right, Len., try to please her while the honeymoon lasts, if not always.
There is some talk of our postmaster, P. D. LOWE, being removed. It seems that some of the citizens have not forgotten that little cowhiding that Dr. GOULD got last fall from the hands of Mrs. P. D. LOWE. We think it is all spite work that PETER is removed, and not because he does not perform the duties of the office well.

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE MILLER vs SAMUEL L. STOCKBERGER at al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 22d day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. HERMAN & SMITH, Att'ys for Pllff.

(Sheriff's Sale) SINGER MANUFACTURING CO vs GEORGE W. RALSTON and DANIEL W. JONES... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 22d day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att's for Pilff.

(Co-partnership Notice) The undersigned have this day entered into co-partnership under the firm name of SHEPHERD & DENISTON. The business will be conducted at the old stand of Denistan, Vantrump & Co. A. C. SHEPHERD, W. H. DENISTON. April 1, 1876.


E. MYERS and his beautiful young wife were guests at the Central House last Saturday.
Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND has been seriously ill for several weeks, but is now slowly recovering.
FRANK TERRY returned home from Ann Arbor this week to enjoy a few days rest in Hoosierdom.
We learn that trade and traffic at GRANTSVILLE is lively. Fulton County can soon boast of another frisky burg.
CURG RANNELLS is at home, on a week's vacation, visiting his relatives and many friends, who always give him a hearty welcome.
Our gay young friend, MILTON WHITTENBERGER, drove his spirited span of blacks to town one day this week and committed a wise act before leaving -- he subscribed for the SENTINEL.
JACOB BOSENBERG, foreman of the SENTINEL office, will be a candidate before the convention for the nomination for Corporation Clerk. He will make a good and efficient officer.
DIED. -Mr. CRUM, a cooper by trade, died in the south part of town on Tuesday.
-On Tuesday, March 28, 1876, one mile west of Rochester, CHARLES M. REED, aged 38 years.
The deceased was a gentleman well and favorably known in this community, having lived within a short distance of town for many years. His funeral took place on Thursday and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, but of a retired disposition, which, in connection with an insiduous disease (consumption), kept him out of the front ranks of active life. He was a faithful and zealous member of the Presbyterian Church, and the confidence reposed in him by the members gave him the highest position, that of one of the Elders. So far as health and strength permitted he was an active member of the Democratic party, seeking rather to advance its general interests than his individual purposes. He has been married but little more than a year and leaves a wife and child to mourn his departure.

Many good, solid farmers pronounce the Combination and Diamond Plows far ahead of the South Bend and Adams Plow. Don't fail to see them before buying elsewhere. Price, $13. For sale by J. B. ELLIOTT's warerooms, near Pottawattamie Mill.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 8, 1876

PRESENTATION SPEECH Delivered by Hon. SIDNEY KEITH upon the occasion of the 90th birthday anniversary of Father FOOTE... (lengthy, in full)

(Letter from Peabody, Kan., March 26, 1876, signed JAMES K. NELLANS, relating his travel from Indiana to Kansas)


Our merchants have stocked up for the spring trade and G. W. COOK expects to enlarge his room.
Work is scarce, and Fulton boasts the largest brigade of loafers of any town of its size in Indiana.
FRED BARENS made sale of his personal property on last Saturday. He leaves for Missouri next Monday.
FRANK LOUDERBACK, with his new wife, have moved into their home, where LEASON HOOVER formerly lived.
We have to record two births during last week: one at the house of LEVI BUCK, one-half mile east of here, where they are happy in the possession of a son; the other, at the house of RICHARD BUCK, where they have a girl to share with them their joys and sorrows.
GEORGE MYERS a short time ago took, as he supposed, the head of a clove from his pocket, and, placing it between his teeth, closed down upon it, when lo! to his astonishment it exploded with a report like a torpedo, loosening several of his grinders. It proved to be the head of a parlor match.

(Letter to the Editor from Ottawa, Ill., signed THOS. B. BLACKETOR relating conditions in general at that place)

Harter & Montgomery's Elevator
Reduced to Smouldering Ruins in Less than Two Hours
A Lively Scene and a Red Hot Time.
At just about the time when the good people of Rochester were climbing into their little beds (10-1/2 o'clock) last Wednesday night, the Court House bell sounded its best fire notes at a lively rate and with much earnestness. Main Street soon presented an active appearance with crowds of bewildered women, running men and noisy boys, all making a moonlight run for the Court House. It was soon discovered that HARTER & MONTGOMERY's mammoth grain warehouse was under full control of the fire fiend and doomed to ashes. The flames had caught in the extreme top part of the whole roof. To save the building with the bucket brigade and tin pump squad was impossible and folly to attempt, and it is doubtful whether a well organized fire company with a steamer could have done it, unless a strong stream could have been played from the inside on the uppermost part of the building before the flames gained such terrible headway.
The work of removing wheat was immediately commenced, but by the time a few hundred bushels were carried off and emptied into the ditch and two car loads run out of danger, the flames and sparks leaped around too angry to make it convenient for the boys to continue their corner on wheat, and the scheme was abandoned very abruptly. Most all the sack carriers left the building without an invitation. The active members of the fire company were not slow in forming lines of bucket passers from the race to the buildings immediately east of the elevator, and notwithstanding the extreme heat and continual shower of sparks, plenty of water was furnished and used to good advantage by a set of active fellows on the saloon building, and what some of the lazy "give up" crowd had consigned to the flames was saved with but slight damage.
The little depot, although old and small, did a furious job of burning for about five minutes. The elevator being built of such large, heavy timbers, and the interior constructed of very solid material, made it a first-class structure for a big, hot fire, which was fully demonstrated when the huge walls began to get ventilation by the westerly breeze that was blowing at the time. The forked flames leaped high into the air and curled down toward the small buildings with awful madness, as if to lap them up as small prey. The burning elevator and surrounding scene, although terrifying at times, presented a spectacle that was magnificent to look upon. A hot journal, bearing on the main shaft in the cupola, is supposed to have been the origin of the fire.
From Mr. MONTGOMERY, one of the proprietors, we learn that there was at the time of the fire about 17,000 bushels of wheat in the building, 3,500 of which was in store by the farmers of this county. The total loss is estimated at $35,000, on which they had insurance to the amount of $14,000 and $8,000 on the building and machinery, exclusive of the office, fuel room and corn crib. The loss is a total one to farmers who had wheat stored there, except the small per cent which may be realized from the salvage. Harter & Montgomery have the subject of rebuilding under consideration, and, we think, could be easily induced to do so if the town will provide some means for fire protection.


L. NOYER is the prospective teacher at the Akron school for the spring term.
FRED W. DANIELS wishes to be Assessor instead of Trustee, as mentioned in my last.
Rev. LEWELLYN has been returned to the Akron circuit for tbe present conference year.
O. CORNWELL has returned from his prospective tour, and reports himself well pleased with the country west of this, and purposes moving out in that direction if all things work together for good.
BILLY STRONG has been designated as teacher of the Summit School. Billy is young in years, but no doubt will give satisfaction, as he is a young man of good habits and a firm believer in progression.
MOSES SLAYBAUGH is preparing to move to his farm and shake the dust of Akron from his feet. Mr. Slaybaugh is a good citizen and a good workman, the truth of which the people no doubt will soon become convinced.
Mr. A. CURTIS is preparing to rebuild his barn...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending April 8, 1876: A. J. BLACK, Mrs. Maggie BELL, Mrs. Sallie CARTHERS, Gen. Judson KILPATRICK, Mary MIRE, John McDE, Losson NOYER, J. L. PECK, Miss Anna PEDIT, Wm. A. ROSS, Joe SAVAGE, Sam'l SILERS, Geo. SWEAR, J. W. VANDEGRIFT, Miss Marietta WILSON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.

(Notice) V. ZIMMERMAN is closing out his large stock of boots and shoes and winding up his business affairs in general. Everybody indebted to him, either by note or account, are hereby requested to call and settle imediately, as all unpaid notes and accounts after May 1, 1876, will be left in a collecter's hands.


Baby Carriages ... Wall Paper ... Family Bibles ... KIRTLANDIS BOOK STORE.

KEWANNA DRUG STORE. The undersigned, having purchased the above drug store, would solicit the patronage of all the old customers, and thinks he can make it to the interest of all, both old and new... Drugs, Medicines, Perfumery, Fancy Notions, and Patent Medicines ... Paints, Oils, Dye Stuffs, Tobaccos, Fancy Candies ... Pure Wines and Liquors kept on hand for medical purposes only. I will also continue the practice of medicine... DR. J. Q. HOWELL.

(Sheriff's Sale) ALVIN L. ROBBINS vs ISAAC L. HOKE and MARY HOKE... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 29th day of April, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Attlys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) GEORGE DUNCAN, JAMES E. DUNCAN and SUSAN M. HISEY vs DARIUS AULT at al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 29th day of April, 1876... Lot number one hundred and thirty-nine (130 in the new plat of the town of Rochester...) SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys for Plff's.

IMPORTED NORMAN STALLION, BISMARCK. He is a beautiful dapple gray, very heavy boned, weighs about 1,700 pounds, is the finest styled Norman in Indiana, and can show as good stock as any horse in the State. He will commence the season on April lst and end July lst, 1876, at the following place: FLETCHER STONER'S, 2 miles southwest of Sevastopol, Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Terms: To insure a mare with foal, $20. TUCKER BROS. & CO., Sevastopol, Indiana.

EDS. SENTINEL: You are requested to announce my name as a candidate for Corporation Clerk, subject to the decision of the Democratic Corporation Convention. JOHN P. NELLANS.


Father ERNSPERGER is yet dangerously ill.
"Pedro," "Railroad Euchre" and "Old Maid" are the principal games in this vicinity.
The managers of the I. P. & C. Railway announce that they intend to furnish coal instead of wood for their locomotives.
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, the polite barber, is acknowledged to be the best violin player that ever pulled a bow in this neck of woods.
A pair of rising young gents have recently opened a thorough-bred bakery near the Corner Grocery. The firm will be known as DAVIS & WOOLLEY.
HUDSON STILES has announced himself as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Sheriff of this county. He is at present high Constable of this township and has been for a number of years. He is a strong Republican and will make a vigorous effort to secure the nomination.

Esquire REES had a bad case before him one day this week. WILLIAM MOORE was brought before his Honor at the instance of a Miss MOW, who insists on his fathering an illegitimate child of which she is about to become the mother. Moore is a man who has a wife and one or two children and lives at Sturgeon. The girl was an inmate of his house, and being a stout, buxom lassie, he had her go with him to the woods and pull on the end of a cross-cut saw, making saw logs and cord wood in addition to washing the dishes and spanking the children at home. She says that it was while employed in the woods, during the moments devoted to rest, that she was overcome by Moore. The girl gives her age as 24 years, old enough to have resisted any approach of that character; but, unfortunately, nature has not endowed her with a very strong mind -- in fact, she is said to be on the verge of idiocy, which adds to the shame of the person who has taken advantage of her mental weakness. Moore was bound over to appear before the Judge of the Circuit Court at the next term to answer the charge.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 5, 1876

DIED. -An infant child of JOHN A. BARNETT died on last Monday.
C. MILLS, of Francesville, spent.a few days in town this week.
JACOB SHOUP and family spent a few days in visiting friends at this place. They are always welcome visitors.
Improvements in town have already commenced. WM. H. RHENO heads the list. He has already erected a boot and shoe shop near his residence on Main Street.
JACOB HENDRIXON, of Wayne, and WM. COOK, of this township, are both dangerously sick at this writing. It is thought that Mr. Cook cannot remain long, and has made all temporal arrangements for death.
To-day, while our nearest neighbor, Mrs. GRAHAM, was coloring carpet rags, she left a small amcunt of bi-chromate of potash on the table, and while she was out her youngest child, who is about three years old, got it and ate a considerable amount before it was discovered... an hour elapsed before a physician arrived, when the child was considered in a dangerous condition. At this time she is much better, and it is hoped she may speedily recover... - - - - ELI LEITER.

A FIRST-CLASS LIVERY STOCK FOR SALE. I will sell my entire stock of livery, and barn if desired, at a very reasonable price... Owing to other business arrangements I have concluded to close out my entire stock, and will give some one a bargain. For further particulars inquire at the brick livery stable in rear of GOULD's store. TOM CLARK.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 15, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, April 10, 1876

In my first scribbling I gave you a hasty sketch of the business houses in our village, which has a population of about 50 inhabitants... Our two dry goods and grocery STORES and other business houses have done a fine business the past year. Our farmers have been rather discouraged with the open and wet winter...
There is at present an effort being made to get MAIL three times a week... Our mail from Royal Center has been not very favorable and satisfactory to the people about Blue Grass post office. ...

J. F. FROMM, C. F. HARTER and J. S. SLICK compose the members of the Demcratic Central Committee whose duty it will be to call a convention for the nomination of officers for the
NOAH BRUMBACH, of Union Township, and WM. T. BUTLER, of Liberty Township, are announced as candidates for Sheriff ... A. V. HOUSE, of this township, is desirous of being made Treasurer of this county... JOHN F. FROMM, of Rochester, by the earnest solicitation of his numerous friends, has consented to be a candidate for Representative for the counties of Fulton, Pulaski and Stark.

DIED. -At his residence in Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton County, on Sunday, April 9, 1876, of congestion of the lungs, SAMUEL SHADEL, aged 58 years, 2 months and 6 days.
The deceased was born in the State of Pennsylvania, but subsequently removed to Seneca County, Ohio, and from thence to this county, of which he remained a resident for over 25 years. He leaves a sorrowing widow, four children and many friends -- as the large concourse of people showed -- to mourn his departure. He joined the Evangelical Association more than 20 years ago and lived an honored and consistent member of the church of his choice until removed from the church militant to the church triumphant. Funeral services by the undersigned, assisted by Rev. W. W. JONES, of Kewanna. - - - - E. T. HOCHSTEDLER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending April 15, 1876: F. M, BALDWIN, John BRUNO, Mrs. Mary CLIFFORD, Miss Lida CUFFEL, Miss Luly CUFFEL, Henry CORNELIUS, Miss Betty CONN, A. J. GRUBE, John G. HOLLINGWORTH, Morris R. NORRIS, Henry READ, J. F. SMITH, S. M. YOUNG. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.


JOHN F. FROMM, of Rochester ... for Representative for the counties of Fulton, Pulaski and Stark ... Democratic..
NOAH BRUMBACK, Union Township for Sheriff ... Democratic.
WM. T. BUTLER, Liberty Township for Sheriff... Democartic.
A. V. HOUSE... for Treasurer of Fulton County ... Democratic.
JACOB BOSENBERG for Corporation Clerk ... Democratic.
JOHN P. NELLANS for Corporation Clerk... Democratic.

(Notice of Administration) ... P. M. BOZARTH appointed Administrator of the estate of DRUSILLA NORRIS, late of Fulton County, deceased... April 6, 176.

(Sheriff's Sale) G. W. PRATT vs SAMUEL F. STRONG et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 6th day of May, 1876... Lot number seventv-three (73) in the new plat of the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

FARM AND SAW MILL FOR SALE. The undersigned will dispose of a first-class saw mill and farm, situated 2-1/2 miles south of Rochester and 1-1/2 miles west of the Michigan Road. The farm contains 100 acres, 70 acres improved. There is a good steam saw mill on the place and an excellent cider mill. All will be sold at a bargain by applying to GEORGE HOOK.


Centennial excursions are on the wing.
Nearly four hundred teams meandered about Rochester last Saturday.
Ground was broken Thursday morning by GEORGE GOSS for a dwelling on Pearl Street.
FRANK SHIELDS is making active preparations to put up a dwelling on the corner of West and Vine Streets.
Miss ALICE LEE, of Bristol, is visiting friends and sipping pleasure in this place. Miss Lee is rather accomplished and very congenial.
AL. J. KITT, the lively young editor of the Remington RECORD, has been paying his regards to his friends and relatives in this place this week. Al appears to be a welcome visitor in these parts.
GOLDSMITH has commenced moving again. His last transfer was from Walnut to this place. He escapes about six months rent during a year.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 12, 1876
JACOB HENDRIXON is slowly improving.
Mrs. ARMENIA MOHLER and F. A. HUDKINS have traded real estate...
JOSEPH SMITH, living near Bruce's Lake, met with a serious accident yesterday. His team ran away, throwing him off the wagon and breaking his leg in two places.
After a year of earnest labor in the school room, T. W. FIELDS has gone to see his friends in Jay County, Ind. In many respects Mr. Fields is a success in the school room.
The child of F. H. GRAHAM, that ate the poison last week, is well...
About 9 o'clock to-night the Bruce's Lake Brass Band came to town and enlivened the place and raised many of our people from their slumbering couches with the strains of their beautiful music. PHILLIPS & LEITER gave them of the best they had to eat and smoke and wished that they might come again.
DIED. -On April loth, 1876, WM. COOK, aged 61 years, 1 month and 25 days.
The funeral obsequies took place yesterday from the M.E. Church of this place, conducted by Rev. WM. READER. Mr. Cook was one among the noble citizens of this community who took a great pride in being just and honest with all mankind. For three years past he has suffered much and is another victim of that destroyer -- consumption. The surviving wife will mourn the loss of a loved companion, the children a kind father, who has carefully watched over them for manv years, and the community a good citizen.
-THEY ARE FALLINGI -Truly, one by one the old settlers of Fulton County are falling! on last Sunday night SAMUEL SHADLE, of Leiter's Ford, departed this life, and on Monday WM. COOK, of this community, was taken from the cares of earthly toil. From our earliest recollection Mr. Shadle has been our friend and neighbor. He, with his brother JACOB, HENRY GINTHER and JOHN LEITER, came to this county about the year 1844, and bought lands and all had farms adjoining; to-day, but one of the number is left, namely, Henry Ginther, who ran a narrow risk of life by a runaway team a year or more ago. Samuel Shadle never had the advantages of even a common school education and did not attain the positions in life that many are called to fill; yet he was an honest, industrious farmer and a good and charitable neighbor, who will be missed in his humble sphere. Near Leiter's Ford the old citizens are rapidly falling. A few of the number that have departed in the past few years are the following: CHARLES BRUGH, FRANCES BRUGH, JOSEPH BRUGH, CHARLES SCHOCH, JOHN ELLIS and our loved father, JOHN LEITER. - - - - ELI LEITER.
FOR SALE. The MILLER farm. on Michigan Road, 3 miles south of Rochester; 143 acres, splendid land, 70 acres improved; good timber. Price, $45 per acre ... Inquire of DAN AGNEW-.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 22, 1876


JOHN CHAMP moves to Lincoln in a few days.
Dr. J. C. WAITE talks of going to Southern Kansas.
Several of our citizens expect to attend the Centennial.
FRANK STUDEBAKER has gone to South Bend to work at his trade.
Several horses have been killed and died lately on account of glanders.
The Good Templars Lodge at Oliver's, we learn, is in a flourishing condition.
THOS. MOORE purchased two lots and a house of DAVID TUTTLE near Mr. COOK'S.
Mrs. ELLEN CORBET has returned from her visit to her daughter's in Cass County.
FRANK :ALLEY leaves his farm for Rochester, where he intends going into the grocery business. Success, Frank.
We learn that G. MYERS, our landlord, has entered into partnership in the FEATHER RENOVATING business with Mr. CROM.
GEORGE COOK is preparing to build a new fence around his store lot, which will no doubt add some to the appearance of things in this quarter.
A few days ago while JOSEPH CHAMP and family were away from home some one entered their house, stealing a watch from the young man living with them.

(Resolutions of Lincoln Lodge... our beloved brother, DAVID W. ROSS, who departed this life on the night of April 12th, 1876... he was a worthy brother Mason... That the family of our deceased brother have the heartfelt sympathy... W. C. BAILEY, IRA B. HURST, WM. R. MARSRALL, Com.)


For Representative; JOHN F. FROMM
For Sheriff: NOAH BRUMBACK, Union Township, WM. T. BUTLER, Liberty Township, V. ZIMMERMAN, EMANUEL KRATZER
For Treasurer: A. V. HOUSE, ABSALOM NELLANS, Newcastle Township, WM. H. GREEN
For Trustee of Rochester Township: A. L. TffURSTON


The dim light of sperm candles illuminate many country residences.
The following is a partial list of the political tourists that visited Indianapolis from this vicinity this week: J. F. FROMM. J. S. SLICK, A. T. BITTERS, DAN AGNEW, SAMUEL KEELY, ENOCH STURGEON, Esquire DUNLAP, WM. HOLLOWAY, MILO R. SMITH, JOHN MYERS, WM. RICKEL and Sheriff MOON.
SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk of this county, has purchased the HOLMES residence, the largest and finest in town, and will soon take possession of it.
J. L. McCOY, of Argos, was in town this week and purchased the gayest horse and buggy that he could find. For a single rig his cannot be excelled by any in the country.
D. GOULD and A. D. CORNELIUS have had carpenters to work about their buildings this week. Mr. Gould now has permanent awnings and Mr. Cornelius a permanent sidewalk.
Mr. WILLIAM JOHNSTON, of Huntington County, has lately made arrangements to farm the place known as the KENT farm. He is a thorough-going, practical farmer, and will be another good citizen added to Fulton County.
Mr. O. F. SNOOK, of Fulton, is our authorized agent at Fulton to receive and receipt for subscription and solicit advertising and job work...
Our Akron correspondent says that FRED W. DANIELS is out for Assessor of Henry Township...


The carpenters have began the frame work of ALEX CURTIS' new barn.
JAMES M. BEEBER is here talking insurance to saint and sinner alike ...
Our school commenced this week under the supervision of L. NOYER. MAGGIE DAVIS teaches at Staten and BILLY STRONG at Miller's school house.
JOSIAH KING has purchased and moved on the farm known as the McKEE farm at SLABTOWN. Mr. King is an energetic farmer, and, no doubt, will make some valuable improvements on the old farm.
JOHN DUNLAP has moved into MOSES SLEIGHBAUGH's house, where he expects to reside, but will be found at his store during business hours, where customers will be furnished new goods at low prices.
F. O. STRONG is delivering a fine lot of fruit and ornamental trees from the nursery of V. GOULD...
FRED W. DANIELS is announced as candidate for Assessor, subject to the decision of the Democratic Primary Convention.

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 19, 1876

DIED. -On April 15th, 1876, Mrs. BATDARIF, aged 46 years.
F. H. GRAHAM has commenced building a new shop and hardware store.
ABEL BOWERS (not JOE) with a number of workmen are engaged at this place at present.
J. S. WILLIAMS has bought a lot just east of the M.E. church and will move his dwelling that he lately bought on it.
A. D. TONER & CO., are erecting three hay and stock scales, two in this place and one in the Eel River Stockyard in Logansport. A. T. JACKSON has moved the old scales of this place to his farm just west of town. P. S. TROUTMAN and J. A. BARNETT have also placed stock scales on the farm of the latter... - - - - ELI LEITEP,.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending April 15, 1876: Saml' BURKETT, Franklin CORNELL, David HILL, Nathan JEFMORE, Joe B. MOORE, Alex H. MONTGOMERY, T. T. MOORE, Ransom RAYNOLDS, Pheby J. REDMAN, Ronald L. TELGEN, Marietta WHITE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

BEEF STEAK! I have just opened a new meat market that will be well stocked with the very best meat and country produce. All meat buyers in the north end of town are requested to give me a trial call... LEN. DOWNS.

NEW WAGON SHOP. Having recently purchased the wood manufacturing department of FEISER & HILL's wagon shop, I desire to announce to the people of Fulton County that I am prepared to manufacture all kind of wood work in the wagon and carriage line... JACOB H. LEITER.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 29, 1876


EMANUEL KRATZER, whose name was announced last week as a candidate for Sheriff, has authorized us to withdraw his name from before the people for that position. Sickness of his family necessitated a visit to Ohio...
It has generally been supposed that Mr. L. M. MONTGOMERY would be a candidate for Representative for the Counties of Fulton, Pulaski and Stark, but we are informed and authorized by Mr. Montgomery to say that he will not be a candidate...
Several new candidates for official honors appear in our announcement column this week. WILLIAM A. WARD, more commonly known by "DEL," is among those who are aspiring to the position of Sheriff. Del may very appropriately be termed an "old citizen," having been a resident of the county for about forty years ... WILLIAM McMAHAN and WILLIAM BRYANT are candidates for County Commissioner for the second district... Mr. Bryant is one of the old settlers of Henry Township... for Circuit Prosecutor, Mr. P. O. JONES, of Plymouth, and GEORGE W. HOLMAN, a fellow townsman... JEREMIAH LEITER's name appears as a candidate for Representative for the Counties of Fulton, Pulaski and Starke. Mr. Leiter is from Union Township

DEMOCRATIC CORPORATION CONVENTION. on Tuesday evening of this week,... met at the Court House... called to order by Dr. C. F. HARTER, whereupon E. R. HERMAN, Esq., was chosen Chairman ... The contest between JOHN P. NELLANS and JACOB ROSENBERG for the Corporation Clerkship resulted favorably to the latter...
JOHN F. FROMM, C. F. HARTER and L. M. MONTGOMERY were chosen as a Central Comittee for the corporation for the ensuing year...

KEWANNA ITEMS, April 26, 1876

H. PHILLIPS Has gone west to see his "cussin."
E. MYERS will take charge of the Kewanna school for two months this spring.
ARCH. HUDKINS, Jr., keeps his hand wrapped in a handkerchief -- the result of a runaway.
THOMAS BATDARIF intends moving back to Pennsylvania this spring. He sells his goods at public sale next Saturday.


GEORGE MYERS has sold out.
DAN ZIGLER "sawed his leg off" or nearly so the other day.
Mr. B. TRACY has again been selected to teach the spring school.
Pitching horse-shoes has been indulged in considerably during the past week.
FRED KRATHWOHL has moved on the farm of his father-in-law's and expects to in the future be a tiller of the soil.
'Squire AYDELOTT was in our midst during the past week requiring people to give an account of themselves geneally, even to dogs. He says Fulton has a weakness for dogs.

(Notice of Administration) ... F. M. ELLIOTT appointed Administrator of the estate of CHARLES M. REED, late of Fulton County, deceased... April 27, '76.


A new SALOON is in contemplation near the depot. Mrs. WILLIAM ASHTON is visiting friends in town. Marshal RADER is disabled on the port side, which gives him a limping appearance.
Our worthy postmistress, Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, will soon be able to attend to official duties.
J. DAWSON has put a new front on this office, which adds very much to the business countenance of the building.
SAM FISHER fell out of his haymow on Thursday evening and broke the bones in his left hand, which lays him up for a time for repairs.
A social hop will be given at Mrs. RALSTIN'S, six miles north of town, on the Michigan road, next Friday night. An invitation is extended to all lovers of fun and good order.
SILAS HUFFMAN, of Henry Township, handed in his name and money as a subscriber to the SENTINEL, and says that he is a candidate for Assessor...
JACOB KREIG, at the old stand of D. P. CARR in the Mammoth building, keeps fresh lake fish on hand every day.
We learn that JIM McCOY's black steed that he recently purchased in this place, managed to take a trip without a driver through the streets of Argos, and succeeded in completely demolishing his new top carriage.

The SPY publishes the statement that JOHN W. DAVIS, one of the oldest citizens of the county, has abandoned his family and eloped with a woman of very doubtful character. Mr. Davis has been absent from town for a week or two, but that is no evidence that he has vamoosed. He has often been gone before, and for the sake of his family, which is one of the best in the county, and for his own character, which has heretofore been exceptionably good, we hope the rumor has no foundation in truth and that he will return to prove the accusation false.

Some fellow who got tired of hoofing it around the country concluded to gobble up the first good team he came to. In going through Richland Township on Sunday night he found at FRANK O'BLENIS' barn a span of bay horses to suit him.... the owner ... reported to the captain of the anti-horse thief company... The thief took a northwesterly course through Starke county, where the last tidings were heard from him...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending April 29, 1876: Harry DAVIS, Sam'l GILERS, Elizabeth KESSLOGLE, Wm. STEPHENSON, Geo THOMPSON, Alice THOMPSON, Wm. WYRAL. - - - - Mrs.


It appears from recent developments that the "Worthy" Master of Manitau Grange, S. C. DAVIDSON, has been developing a new phase of the social advantages of the order. On last Tuesday one of the lady members who had been under his protecting care appeared before 'Squire HERMAN and informed his Honor that the said "worthy" young master had been evincing a large share of "brotherly" love for her, and that, under the promise of marriage, he had at length persuaded her to wander from that straight and narrow path in which all good female Grangers must travel. She furthermore stated that there was a strong probability that there would soon be a small addition to Manitau Grange, and she therefore desired his Honor to see that her Master would take a fatherly interest in the young Granger, and, by providing it with the necessary "regalia" and vouching for its "good standing," enable it to hold up its head in the lodge of his forefathers. The "Squire didn't exactly know how Grangers usually manage to "regale-you," nor was he certain as to whether he could insure the youngster's "standing" to be very good just at first, but he concluded to have a talk vith its sire and see if he could not make some satisfactory terms with him. He accordingly sent a polite request for an immediate interview, but learned to his sorrow that the bird had flown on a French "dimit," and that although he was a very promising lover, yet it would require considerable trouble to make him a paying one.


JOESPH DAY is the owner of a fine spotted colt.
Mother ADAMSON has a nice new fence in front of her residence.
WM. BITTERS has just completed a job of bricklaying at Mexico.
Mr. KREIGHBKUM is completing arrangements to attend the big show.
Some young bloods recently visited the sugar camp of A. THOMPSON at night and then and there proceeded to appropriate a good lot of syrup, demolish sap buckets and get away with an ax...

For a quick, clean and easy shave go to WILLIAMSON's tonsorial rooms. His brother has just returned from Chicago, where he learned all the late styles of hair dressing, and also brought with him a fully supply of barbers' goods ...

FOUR HOUSES AND LOTS FOR SALE OR TRADE. The undersigned has four houses and town lots, well located in Rochester, which he will sell cheap for cash or trade for good land... A. BAKER, Rochester, Ind.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 6, 1876

ENOCH STURGEON, of this place, and CHARLES H. REEVE, of Plymouth, are announced as candidates for State Senator...

CORPORATION ELECTION. STUPENDOUS FRAUDS! Ballot Box Stuffing and False Counting Freely Indulged in by the Radicals... The first count produced the following result: For Trustees, Ist Ward, M. O. REES (Dem) 209, D. S. ROSS
(Rep) 178. 2d Ward, DAVID BARB (Rep) 205, Dr. DANZIGER (Dem) 179.
3d Ward, ROBERT GOULD (Rep) 193, SILAS MILLER (Dem) 193. For Clerk, LEVI S. EMRICK (Rep) 201, JACOB ROSENBERG (Dem) 155. For Treasurer, JESSE SHIELDS (Dem) 201, CHAS, P. HINMAN (Rep), 184. For Assessor, JOHN BLANCHARD (Rep) 209, REASON EMERY (Dem) 180.

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 3, 1876

ED. HENDRIXON, of Wayne, is erecting a new house.
Rev. WM. READER is expected to fill the M.E. pulpit in this place on Sunday, May 14th, at 10-1/2 o'clock a.m.
Rev. JOHN H. RHOARER, a former teacher of the Kewanna Graded School, visited this place this week. He has spent the past three years in the ministry in Minnesota.
The quarterly meeting at Leiter's Ford was well attended on last Sunday. Elder UTTER filled the pulpit in the forenoon, and F. M. ELLIOTT in the afternoon and night. About every third person in the audience had the whooping cough.
Mr. T. W. SLICK has been very sick for some weeks past, but is thought to be improving... - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 6, 1876: Mary A. H. COLLINS, J. F. DENMAN, Levi JETMORE, Miss L. E. KAYWELL, Rance E. SHERMAN, Albert TAYLOR, Robt. YELTON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Administratrix's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... MARY WHITE, Administratrix of the estate of THEODORE WHITE, deceased, has filed her petition to sell a part of the real estate of the decedent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the room on the ground floor of the two story frame building situated 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... on the east side of Main Street, (known as the Cornelius Block) JOHN H. HOOVER, Applicant.

(Application for Licanse)... to sell spiritous, vinuous and malt liquors... The back west room on the lower floor of that part of the two and a half 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) old plat of the town of Rochester. JACOB KREIG, Applicant.


GUS. MEISCH has sold out his saloon to a Mr. MYERS.
LEVI HEILBRUN has about completed the cellar for his new brick building.
The new Board of Trustees appointed WILLIAM FERGUSON for Marshal. Mr. Ferguson is small in stature, but possessed of energy and observation, and will undoubtedly act his part well.
The majority of our citizens will be glad to learn that Mr. P. COOK, a plain, common farmer, living a few miles east of here, will deliver a lecture on "Unbelief and Infidelity" at the Court House to-morrow at 3 p.m. Mr. Cook has given his subject much thought and will undoubtedly interest and benefit his hearers.
DIED. -The eldest son of JOHN REED, of Rochester, died on Thursday morning, and was buried yesterday.
MARRIED. -Miss SADIE PATTINSON, daughter of Rev. W. PATTINSON, formerly of this place, was married recently at Columbia City to Mr. R. L. FREEMAN, of Union Mills...
DIED. -Our Kewanna correspondent speaks of the illness of Mr. TILMAN SLICK, father of JACOB S. SLICK of this place. Since his communication was received and put in type, we learn of his death, which occured on last Thursday. Mr. Slick was one of the oldest and best citizens in Union Township. His funeral will take place to-day. If the items of interest of his life and character can be collected, a more extended notice will be given next week. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Township: TILMAN W. SLICK, died,May 4, 1876, age 63yr-11mo-24da.)
The many friends of Dr. J. C. SPOHN will regret to learn that in about ten days or two weeks he will betake himself to Philadelphia, where he will spend the entire season in a hospital where surgery is practiced...

The County CommissiorLers were in session on Wednesday for the purpose of receiving bids for the building of a POOR HOUSE on the POOR FARM. The plan and specifications have been on file at the Auditor's office for some time and have been thoroughly examined by the mechanics of this county and some others. Six bids were received and opened. An examination of them showed that THOMAS NEWHOUSE's was the lowest, and to him was awarded the contract. The parties bidding and the amounts bid are as follows: REED & STAHL, $9,495; BAKER & COOPER, $10,815; GEORGE NORRIS, $9,450; EMI KENNEDY, $8,740; JOHN W. WEFEL, of Logansport, $9,588.94; THOS. NEWHOUSE, $7,831.25. Very close estimates were made, as the bids show, except in one case, where the bidders made a mistake of $1,000. The stone and brick work has already been sub-contracted to CHARLES P. HINMAN, who will soon have a force to work. According to the contract the building must be completed ready to be occupied by the lst day of next November.

(Letter from Peabody, Kan., April 23, '76) ... I am well satisfied here and I believe I can make money after I get started. We have several wind storms here, and it is but lately that CHARLES HAIMBAUGH's house was blown down and torn all to pieces and his wife's foot pretty badly hurt. HARRISON KESLER had a hard time finding a place... JAMES K. NELLANS.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 13, 1876

The Fulton County Board of Education met at the Auditor's office, May 1, 1876... called to order by the President, Prof. ENOCH MYERS ... on motion of C. HEIMBAUGH, J. DAWSON was elected Secretary... The following members were present: F. PETERSON, Liberty. A. W. ELLIOTT, Wayne. A. HUNNESHAGEN, Union. W. D. MOORE, Aubbeenaubbee. WM. NEWCOMB, Richland. C. HAIMBAUGH, Newcastle. J. WHITTENBERGER, Henry. J. B. ELLIOTT, Rochester. Dr. THOMPSON, Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, Kewanna Cor. N. L. LORD, A. BROWN, J. DAWSON, Rochester Cor.


'Squire BRIGHT is recovering again, as also Mrs. ROGERS.


That portion of town near the saw mill rejoices in the euphonious name of SLABTOWN. As THEODORE ICE has his headquarters there we would suggest that in future it be known as ICEBERG.

ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP PRIMARY MEETING... During the afternoon (last Saturday) a meeting was called at the court room for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the County Convention, to be held to-day. DAN AGNEW, Chairman of the Central Committee, was called to preside. The following gentlemen were chosen as delegates: LAWRENCE W. CARTER, JOSEPH HARDING, CALVIN VANTRUMP, C. F. HARTER, JOHN H. HOOVER, JOHN McMAHAN, SHANNON MACKEY, J. N. ORR, A. J. DAVIDSON, DAN AGNEW, JOSEPH A. MYERS, SAMUEL MECHLING, ISAAC GOOD, THOS. MEREDITH, SOLOMON WAGNER, Sr., A. T. BITTERS, J. H. HERRING, L. M. MONTGOMERY, ISAIAH WALKER...

(Notice of Administration) ... RILEY RICHARDSON appointed Administrator of the estate of LEWIS PRILL, late of Fulton County, deceased... May 11, '76.

WM. J. CAMPBELL, a resident of Akron, who has lately become an American citizen, filed an affidavit against GEO. W. BURNS, of the same place, wherein he swore that he had just cause to fear that Burns would do him injury.... At 8 o'clock, Wednesday morning, the jury returned a verdict of guilty, and placed the defendant under bonds of two hundred dollars to keep the peace.

KWANNA ITEMS, May 10, 1876

Miss EDNA TUCKER has returned home.
JACOB SHOWLEY has about completed his dwelling and has also erected factory No. 2 on East street.
DIED. -S. TUCKER, father of ALBERT and EDWARD TUCKER of this place, committed suicide by cutting his throat the latter part of last week. He was living in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the deed was committed. The cause we have not learned.
Mr. BURNS and wife, daughter and son-in-law of the late T. W. SLICK, started for their home in Ohio on last Tuesday. They were called to attend the funeral of Mr. Slick on last Saturday.
HIRAM TROUTMAN, of Bartholomew county, and brother of our worthy townsman, Uncle BILLY TROUTMAN, is visiting friends here at present. - - - - ELI LEITER.


F. W. DANIELS has been appointed a Notary Public.
The junior editor of the SENTINEL and Deputy Sheriff SWARTWOOD made our village a brief visit on Wednesday of this week.
On Friday evening of last week the usual quietness of our village was disturbed by an affray between G. W. BURNS and WM. CAMPBELL which resulted in a lacerated neck, a broken window, some hard words and a law suit...


Mr. J. L. HINMAN has returned from Keokuk, Iowa.
The WALLACE and CENTRAL hotels have been doing a good business.
Three extra freight trains went over the I. P. & C. R.R. last Sunday.
Dr. H. B. BOSWELL is contemplating a visit to the far Northwest to recruit his health.
The north half of the second floor of BALCONY building is being fitted up to receive the SPY office.
MARRIED. -The deserted widow of A. T. METCALF was married last week to JOHN WALMER, an honest shoemaker of this place. May he stick to her and his lasts.
Henry township sends the following delegates to the County Convention to-day: ISAAC PONTIOUS, DAN. DANIELS, REUB. WHITTENBERGER, JERRY BURNS, WILLIAM BITTERS and SIMON MILLER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 13, 1876: Mrs. Malinda BOWMAN, Zeib OVERMYER, W. H. RIDENOUR, E. A. STEBBINS, Jas. F. THOMPSON. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the back room of the lower floor of the two-story frame building situated on the north half of the south half of lot number fifty-two (52) on the west side of Main street, in the old plat of the town of Rochester... FRANK ALLEY, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the room on the ground floor of the two-story frame building situated 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... MARK SAMUELS, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spiritous, vinous and malt liquors... In the one-story frame building located on the south half of the north half of lot number seventy-seven (77), fronting on Main Street, and owned bv AUGUSTINE MEISCH, in the new addition to the town of Rochester... HENRY MEYERS, Applicant.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... 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 seventy-seven (77) new plat of the town of Rochester... ELIJAH FLINN, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... 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 thirty-three (33) old plat of the town of Rochester... FREDRICK BOSENBERG, Applicant.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 20, 1876

DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION... met at the Court House on Saturday, May 13, 1876 ... Dr. C. F. HARTER, Chairman, DAN AGNEW, Secretary, CHAS. W. CAFFYN and JOHN B. McMAHAN, Assistant Secretaries.
On motion of DAN AGNEW the chair appointed a committee of five, consisting of JOS. A. MYERS, SIMON WHEELER, THOMAS MEREDITH, C. HAIMBAUGH and L. M. MONTGOMERY, to report the names of persons to act as delegates to the Senatorial and Judicial Conventions to be held at Rochester, June 8th, and the Representative Convention to be held at Monterey, June 10th.
On motion of C. W. HOLMAN the several candidates for Treasurer and Sheriff pledged themselves to support the nominees of the convention.
Mr. BRUMBACK, candidate for Sheriff, withdrew his name.
The convention then proceeded to ballot with the following result: (For Treasurer) A. NELLANS, A. V. HOUSE, W. H. GREEN... On second ballot NELLANS ... was declared nominated.
(For Sheriff) WM. A. WARD, V. ZIMMERMAN WM. T. BUTLER... second ballot... WARD.
GEORGE W. CARTER and JOHN W. BLACK, candidates for Commissioner in the first and third districts, were nominated by acclamation.
For Commissioner of the second district WM. McMAHAN and WM. BRYANT... McMAHAN was declared nominated.
ISAIAH WALKER was nominated for Surveyor by acclamation.
For Coroner E. KRATZER (defeated) LEN. DOWNS.
The following County Central Committee was selected: Wayne, SIMON
WHEELER; Union, NOAH BRUMBACK; Aubbeenaubbee, JOHN RAY; Liberty, Dr.
Mr. GEO. W. HOLMAN announced that he will not be a candidate before the Judicial Convention for Prosecuting Attorney...

MT. VERNON ITEMS, May 13, 1876

There is much improvement going on at present in the way of building new fences. There has been a neat and substantial fence put around the church lot.
The Democracy of Wayne township met at their usual place of voting at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday, May 6tb, and nominated the following township ticket: For Trustee, JAMES BUCHANAN; For Justices, E. BARKER, M. CATON; for Constables, S. W. WHEELER, W. A. BARKER; for Assessor, T. WHALLEN.

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 17, 1876

J. A. SMITH has arrived.
F. H. GRAHAM has moved into his new store room.
JUDSON BENNETT has gone to Indianapolis to represent Eden Lodge at the meeting of the Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F.
MILT HILAND has moved his stock of furniture to the room formerly occupied by the tin shop and hardware store of F. H. GRAHAM.
SAMUAL BOWMAN, of California, is visiting friends in this community at present. He intends visiting the Centennial before going back.
URIAH SHAFFER and family spent last Saturday and Sunday in this place. Their daughter MAY will remain to take lessons in instrumental music.
PHILLIPS & LEITER have purchased one of Underhill's street lamps of Mr. SPINK, which does good service in lighting their many customers on their way.
The first of this week JOHN KELLY and wife met with a serious accident by their team running away. Mr. Kelly was very seriously cut and bruised and Mrs. Kelly got her arm broke.
Father SPARKS has sold the property that he bought of J. S. WILLIAMS to JAMES MURRY. He is the best trader in real estate in the town, and he can trade horses pretty well, too, when he has any.
F. H. GRAHAM dedicated his new building with a dance on last Thursday night...
DIED. -The death of Mr. TUCKER, of which we made mention in our last, was not caused by his own hand, as stated, but by a disease from which he had been suffering for some time. He had suffered a derangement of mind for some weeks previously to attempting to take his own life, and continued in that state until his death. The wound inflicted was not sufficient to cause death. - - - - ELI LEITER.

One of the most fashionable parties of the season was given by Mr. and Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER at their palatial residence on "PIETY HILL" last Tuesday evening, that being the occasion of their crystal or fifteenth annual wedding anniversary... The presentation speech was made by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and responded to by Rev. CLEARWATER... The festivities were greatly enlivened by the stirring music of the Rochester Silver Band...

(Sheriff's Sale) ALFRED H. ROBBINS vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON et al...I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 10th day of June, 1876... (real estate in Rochester, described) ... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

D. W. ESTILL - H. B. ERNSPERGER... ESTIL & ERNSPERGER, Physicians and Surgeons, having formed a co-partnership for the practice of medicine and surgery -at Akron, tender their professional services to the people of that vicinity.


Dr. TERRY has gone on a trip to Texas.
'Squire REES is taking a short pleasure tour through portions of Illinois and will return in about three weeks.
The grooming and cozy appearance of FRANK WAGONER's rural college at Bloomingsburg indicates a regular and daily attenance of "big girls" and harmony of the fair sex generally.
SHEPHERED & DENISTON have purchased E. E. COWGILL's interest in the proposed new brick [CENTENNIAL] block and will build a double room in which to conduct their increasing hardware trade.
DIED. -Two ladies, named RICHARDSON, mother and daughter, living a few miles south of town, died on Thursday. Only twelve hours intervened between the death of the mother, which occurred first, and the daughter. The former died with lung fever, the latter with consumption. Their funerals took place yesterday from under the same roof. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Mount Olive Cemetery, Liberty Township: LUCINDA RICHARDSON died May 18, 1876, at age 62yr-2mo-22da, and (same stone) MARY G., her dau, died.... (not readable - under ground)...)
A grand Centennial bowery hop will be given in PACKER's grove, near Tiosa, on Saturday, June 3d, commencing at 1 o'clock p.m., and continue throughout the day and evening as long as good propriety will dictate.
A very pleasant surprise party assembled at ANTHONY's restaurant parlors on Monday evening to help him celebrate his 58th birthday anniversary. The presents consisted of a silver water service and was presented by M. L. ESSICK in his happy style.
Drs. D. W. ESTILL and H. B. ERNSPERGER have formed a copartnership for the practice of medicine and surgery at Akron. Dr. Estill is an old practitioner of thirty years experience, and Dr. Ernsperger is a young man favorably known in that vicinity.
Dr. C. F. HARTER has determined upon removing to Akron for the purpose of engaging in the practice of medicine. The doctor is well known in that community, having practiced there for a number of years ... His family will remain at this place for a season yet.
A nest of young thieves has lately been discovered in our quiet burg who have been driving a lively pilfering trade for some weeks past. Three of the young hopefuls are already jugged, and one of the party -- young COLLINS -- has received his ticket for the Reform School. DAWSON and BELL, who were caught recently, will probably be sent to the House of Correction also.
An invitation is extended to the ladies of Rochester and vicinity to call at the new millinery and dressmaking establishment of Miss M. DORSCH, on Main street, two doors north of the book store...
As a home painter and fine grainer, SAM. O. BEEBER has few if any equals in this part of the country...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 27, 1876


FRANK DILLON owns the boss sulky for racing purposes.
Competition is the life of trade -- four doctors in town. Physic is cheap.
EMANUEL SLAYBAUGH is the king of STRINGTOWN and with modesty says it is a "gal."
The DUNLAP BROS. have just received another large stock of goods for the spring trade.
WM. BITTERS is about to commence operations on the brickyard for a hundred thousand.
A. STRONG, of temperance renown, has postponed his Centennial trip, but will go soon as convenient. It's a healthy, strong boy.

KEWANNA ITEMS, May 24, 1876

Col. BRINGHURST was a guest at the KEWANNA HOUSE last night.
Dr. W. T. CLELAND attended the Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F. at Indianapolis last week.
The ODD FELLOWS are making preparations to build the best hall and business room in the place. There is also good prospects of a MASONIC HALL being built this season.
JACOB ANDERSON became possessor of his stolen horses on last Tuesday. They were found in Illinois and brought back by a gentleman living in Francesville. The thieves are still at large.


The saw mill on the creek will soon be completed and ready for business.
DIED. -On Friday, the 12th inst., of brain fever, Mrs. CARR, wife of JAMES CARR.
Her funeral was largely attended. She was buried in the honors of the order of Grangers. So we must all go forth to meet the grim monarch who vanquishes all when our time to encounter him arrives. Peace to her soul and a kind remembrance of those who have been called to mourn her demise! They have lost a friend whose place no other can fill. She was a highly esteemed lady by all that knew her. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Hoover's Cemetery, Henry Township: ELIZABETH, mother, born Feb. 3, 1833, died May 2, 1876, at age 43yr-3mo-6da)

(Sheriff's Sale) BLUE GRASS DRAINING CO vs ISRAEL SMITH and SUSANNAH SMITH... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of June, 1876,.. (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH, SMITH and THORNTON, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) HEILBRUN & WILE vs WILEY JOHNSON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of June, 1876...(real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'ys for Plff's.

(Sheriff's Sale) MILO R. SMITH and ELIZA E. SMITH vs EDWARD TUCKER and MARTHA TUCKER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of June, 1876... Lot number four hundred and forty-nine (449) as described in WILLIAM STURGEON's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) FINLEY EMMONS vs CHARLES W. HOLMAN, DELILA HOLMAN and GEORGE W. BOICE... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of June, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.


Dr. H. B. BOSWELL will start west next week.
The soda fountains have commenced business.
The painting of the big water mill adds very much to its appearance.
JOHN ROBINSON and J. E. WARNER are wandering around Northern Indiana.
A. D. TONER and HICKMAN PHILLIPS, of Kewanna, visited Rochester this week.
DIED. -Mrs. GAMBLE, a very aged lady, and long a resident of Akron, died
last Saturday and was buried on Sunday.
The EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY has commenced business, and its musical cbime whistles can be heard morning, noon and evening.
LOU FEDER returned home from Chicago this week where he has been purchasing a large lot of building material for the new [CENTENNIAL] block.
The foundation for HEILBRUN's new building is about ready for the bricklayers. WM. BITTERS, of Akron, has the contract to complete the job.
The weather as yet has not been excessively hot, but CHES CHAMBERLAIN was son struck. This is the fourth case for Ches and it weighed 11-3/4 pounds.
Mr. W. S. KUHN, of Akron, made Rochester a lengthy call this week and expresses himself well pleased with the ways and doings of our moral people.
The Odd Fellows' cemetery is a great resort for town people on Sunday. The $1,200 monument just erected for the departed R. P. SMITH attracts many visitors.
For the first time in nine years Mr. GEORGE I. MILLER is taking a little vacation from active business. During the time specified he has been engaged as chief clerk in DAWSON's drug store, scarcely taking a day for his own enjoyment. He will probably engage in business for himself in a short time.
J. H. BEEBER, I. WALKER and H. B. BOSWELL have been at Indianapolis this week attending the annual session of the Masonic Grand Lodge...
The long absence of JOHN W. DAVIS and the letters he has written home confirms the worst suspicions of the people that he has absconded with a very low, disreputable woman. Mr. Davis has for many years sustained a good character and been honored with official positions, but in his old days wine and bad women have ruined him and disgraced a large and very respectable family.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 27, 1876: Mrs. Ellen BAKER, Rev. W. M. BUSSETT, James CASTELLO, Maria DAWSON, Geo. EIZLEMAN, Henry KREIDER, Pierce LIEWROUBE, Jessie MARTINDALE, Mrs. Carrie RICHARDSON, Geo. REISBERGER. ---- Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

MT. VERNON ITEMS, May 22, 1876

J. B. CUNNINGHAM has taken to himself a wife. May joy ever go with them through life.
Our union Sunday school, held in the Mill Creek church, is in a fine condition considering what it has to contend against. The trouble is that so few of our citizens attend and aid the work by the encouragement with their presence...

(Resolutions by Dover Grange, No. 1,010, Patrons of Husbandry... by the reckless hand of death on May 9th our highly esteemed and beloved sister, ELIZABETH CARR... we tender our sincere sympathy to the deeply afflicted husband and children... I. M. BATCHELOR, H. BOWMAN, A. H. D. GRAY, Com.)


Rochester has three energetic boot blacks.
LEVI MONTGOMERY shipped several car loads of fine porkers to Chicago this week.
FEDER & SILBERBERG and SHEPHERD & DENISTON will occupy double rooms in the CENTENNIAL block.
BILL FERGUSON gets around wherever he is needed and evidently intends to do his duty at all hazards.
All of the barbers in this place have agreed to close up shop hereafter on Sundays ...
JIM McCOY has accepted the position of station master at WALNUT, the second station above this place. Jim possesses both energy and business tact, and will undoubtedly prove a success as a railroad man.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 3, 1876

GRAND CENTENNIAL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN ROCHESTER. A Report of the Committee for the Day's Exercises, &c.
Grand Display of Fire Works in the Evening.
(Recommendations of the committee) ....
(Committees) For Marshal of the day, ISAAC GOOD; assistants, L. M. MONTGOMERY and SIDNEY R. MOON.
Chairman of Executive committee and President of the day, E. STURGEON. Executive committee, F. K. KENDRICK, MAX SILBERBERG, Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN, ISAAC PONTIOUS.
On Corrsepondence and Advertising, F. M. ELLIOTT, B. F. DAWSON, R. C. WALLACE.
On Finance, FRANK ERNSPERGER, E. CALKINS, G. W. HOLMAN, and one from each of the out townships.
On Morning Salute, firing cannon and ringing bells, C. HOOVER, CECIL DAVIS, ORVEN D. ROSS, W. H. CARTER, SHANNON MACKEY.
On Selecting Speakers, Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, W. H. MATTINGLY, G. I. MILLER.
On Decoration, Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD, Mrs. E. CALKINS, Mrs. I. CONNER,
Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK, Mrs. G. W. HOLMAN, Mrs. CHAS. JACKSON, Mrs. A. K. PLANK, Miss ANNA KEITH, Miss MAY COPELAND, Mrs. M. L. ESSICK, Miss LAURA SHIELDS, Miss EVA HEFFLEY, Miss TELLA LYON, Miss JOSIE STURGEON, Miss CLARA STURGEON> and such others as the committee may choose to elect.
On Toasts and Responses, Hon. M. L. ESSICK, Hon. MILO R. SMITH, A. T. BITTERS.
On History of Fulton county, K. G. SHRYOCK, Dr. V. GOULD, WILLIAM TROUTMAN, B. C. WILSON.

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 1. 1876

J. F. WILSON has taken the contract for the-stonework of the new hall.
DIED. -Mrs. CATHARINE CARTER, wife of JAMES CARTER, died a few weeks ago in Kansas. She, with her husband and daughters, went to Kansas last spring to visit friends and children, but was not permitted to return to her home near this place. She was commonly known as Aunt KATIE, and her departure from this world will be deeply felt by many friends and neighbors, who knew her to be a good and kind neighbor and mother. - - -ELI LEITER.

(Administrator's Sale)... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of ANDREW CUBERLY, deceased, will offer for sale at auction, on the premises, on Saturday, the 8th day of July, 1876, about a mile southeast of Rochester... (real estate, described)... SAMUEL RUSSELL, Administrator.

(Notice of Administration) ... WILLIAM McMAHAN appointed Administrator of the estate of LUCINDA RICHARDSON, late of Fulton County, deceased. June 2, '76.


A dance on the green takes place to-day at Tiosa.
Akron and Kewanna are to have Masonic lodges.
LEVI HEILBRUN has all things ready for the bricklayers to commence on his new store-room.
The new law firm of HERMAN & ROWLEY will locate on the second floor of the MASONIC building next week.
A commodious sail boat will soon be ready for pleasure riding. For freight or passage, apply to EDWARD CALKINS.
Miss WILLIAMS' department of the graded school will give a very interesting entertainment at the Court House to-night.
Rev. C. H. KIMBALL has been called to the pastorate of the Baptist church of this place...
Mr. J. R. SEVERNS, of Bigfoot, is the owner of a ewe sheep 18 years old that is as lively and healthy as a lamb...
The 56th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BITTERS, parents of the senior editor, will be celebrated by a family reunion, at their residence near Akron, on Saturday, June 24th.
By the efforts of Dr. JAS. W. BRACKETT and MILO R. SMITH, a Mr. MILLER, who has been a county charge for a long time, has secured comfortable quarters for life at the Soldiers' Home at Dayton, Ohio.
The first brick for the CENTENNIAL block was laid on last Wednesday. A force of workmen are now engaged, which will be largely increased next week. It is expected that it will be ready for occupancy by the 10th or 15th of September.
It has been determined to hold the Fourth of July celebration on the FAIR GROUNDS. Many preferred the shady banks of Lake Manitau... but all things considered, the best choice has been made.
MILO R. SMITH, agent for JAMES BUCKINGHAM, who is an owner of much prairie land west of town, is about to construct a monstrous ditch through sections 17 and 20, which will be a great improvement to the lands and country generally through which it will pass.
A new law firm has been formed by the copartnership of E. R. HERMAN and Mr. JULIUS ROWLEY, who has recently located at this place. Mr. Rowley comes from New York City, where he has been practicing for a long time. He has practiced throughout this State quite extensively and will no doubt be a valuable acquisition to the bar of this county. We wish the new firm abundant success.
"MARGARET HOLMES," a - lady of considerable literary distinction, who has contributed many poems of great merit to this paper and other articles which has displayed to an advantage her ability as a writer, has been invited to write a Centennial poem to be delivered upon the occasion of our Fourth of July celebration. ... "Margaret Holmes" will be more readily recognized by the people of this county as Mrs. M. V. BATES. She is a daughter of father ERNSPERGER, and although at present a resident of Indianapolis, this county is the home of her childhood, and to which she is yet attached by reason of her still remaining friends and recollections of early associations. Fulton county may well be proud of laying claim to producing a character of such literary fame, and it is the earnest wish of all that she will favor their request for a Centennial poem. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: MARTHA ERNSPERGER m. AUSTIN H. BATES, June 25, 1865.)
LEN. DOWNS has succeeded in getting the promise of about $30 a week for which he proposes to sprinkle MAIN STREET from the SPY office to FRED FROMM'S, providing the town will furnish him with an abundance of water at some convenient point. To complete the sprinkling demands, our town Councilmen have dug a well and commenced the erection of a huge tank, locating it in a very conspicuous spot -- on Main street, near Kirtland's corner. This impressive, ugly construction, together with its undesirable location, will undoubtedly prove to be a nuisance and a dumb elephant erected as an ornament for summer use and play the idle part of a public bore in the winter time. We believe in sprinkling and tanks, but do not believe in disfiguring and obstructing Main street, as is now being done, when there are more suitable and desirable locations for wells and tanks aside from a prominent corner on our principal thoroughfare.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. A convention of Sunday school workers was held at the Presbyterian church on Thursday, June lst, under the lead of Bro. W. H. LEVERING, President of the Indiana State Sunday School Union, to effect an organization in Fulton county. A constitution was adopted and the following officers elected; President, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT; Vice Presidents, Wayne Township, Dr. F. C. SEMELROTH; Liberty, F. M. LEVELL; Union, JEREMIAH LEITER; Aubbeenaubbee, SAMUEL BARGER; Richland, BENJ. C. WILSON; Newcastle, S. H. FARRY; Henry, ANDREW STRONG; Rochester, W. J. WILLIAMS; Statistical Secretary, Dr. F. C. SEMELROTH; Corresponding and Recording Secretary, C. J. STRADLEY; Treasurer, G. I. MILLER; Executive Committee, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Rev. J. H. CLEARWATER, Rev. KIMBALL, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, J. P. LEFFLE...

On next Saturday the citizens of Richland township will meet at Center school house for the purpose of organizing an ANTI-HORSE THIEF COMPANY. The number of horses now being stolen all over the country makes it an absolute necessity for the people to organize for protection...


A train of new cars have been put on the I. P. & C. Road to make the night run. One-half of a passenger coach has been fitted up for a smoking car, and the other half is for baggage. It is a decided improvement on the old.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 10, 1876


L. B. CUTSHALL's friends from Akron paid him a visit on Sunday last.
Our peaceable farmer, JOHN WAGONER, can sleep with ease now. He has his corn planted.
CALVIN KNOTT and others from this place went across the river last Sunday to assist in organizing a Sunday school at SAND HILL school house.
The woolley tribe rejoice to see 'Squire GEORGE BRIGHT around with the large shears to cut their coat to give them comfort in summer days.

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 7, 1876
BENEVIL GUISE is the first to attend the Centennial from this part of the county. He started one day last week.
MARRIED. -It is reported that a once illustrious correspondent of the SPY, JOHN J. WAGONER, was joined to his idol, MARY COUGHENOUR, on last Thursday by Rev. W. W. JONES.
JAMES CARTER has returned from Kansas...

The young man WHITE who was serving his sentence in the county jail for fornication, succeeded, by means of wax, in getting an exact pattern of the key to the cell and induced the girl who had lived in open fornication with him to have a key moulded at Logansport and sent to him by mutual friends, all of which was easily and well accomplished. Last Wednesday morning Sheriff MOON found WHITE's cell locked as usual and proceeded to open it, to serve the necessary hash, and was confounded with the echoes in an empty cell. He had deliberately left his temporary home the night before and has not been heard from since.

(Notice to Non-Resident)... STATE OF INDIANA ex rel MARY VANMETER vs SAMUEL C. DAVIDSON... that said defendant, SAMUEL C. DAVIDSON, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 6th day of June, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of WILLIAM MILLER, deceased, will offer for sale, at auction, on the premises, the same being situate about 4-1/2 miles east of Rochester, on Thursday, the 20th day of July, 1876, an equal undivided two-thirds of (real estate, described) in Fulton county... SAMUEL BEMENDERFER, Administrator.


Haymaking has commenced -- in the Court House yard.
Several hungry tramps were filled up in this place this week.
The new fire bell has arrived and will soon be ready for emergencies.
The water tank on Main street will probably be removed a few rods west of its present location, and connected with the well by means of pipes.
CALKINS & SLICK now occupy as fine a law office as can be found in Northern Indiana. They have recently furnished the two front rooms up-stairs in DAWSON's building.
Last Sunday a son of JOHN DAVIS, of Sturgeon, while climbing up a corn crib, fell and broke his thigh. Dr. BRACKETT was called and adjusted the fracture and reports the boy doing well.
The fixtures belonging to the SPY printing office have been moved into a commodious room in the BALCONY building. The location is not first-class, but the room is large and airy, and intended for bulky editors and temperance Republican papers.
CAL. FLETCHER, JAS. WYKOFF and LOS. GLAZE have been arrested on a charge of stealing TOM CLARK's wine. They were brought before Esquire HERMAN for trial yesterday. A change of venue was taken and their cases set for hearing next Friday. In default of bail, Fletcher and Wykoff went to jail.

MT. VERNON ITEMS, June 5, 1876

JOHN JACOBS, formerly of Logansport, a practical boot and shoemaker, has bought a corner lot and is soon to build thereon.
WM. POTTER and S. N. BEATTIE, our two enterprising merchants, are doing a fine business, while the doctor is doing all he can to keep body and soul together.
Our public school for the summer, with Miss MARY ELLIOTT in charge, is in a prosperous condition and is giving satisfaction...

The bricklayers have began operations on REUB. WHITTENBERGER's dwelling.
WM. J. CAMPBELL has returned from the far West, where he has been buying buffalo hides, which he intends to tan for robes. He reports hard times in Colorado.
Our village boasts of a ROBT. BONNER No. 2, who drives a spirited roan under a new harness with all the pomposity of ROBT. No. 1 ...
WM. BITTERS has discharged his brick moulder and all hands, in consequence of a lack of energy. A first-class moulder, one who would "wake up" in the morning and make hay while the sun shines, could secure a big job here.
The quarterly meeting held here on Saturday and Sunday last was well attended... The presiding Elder not being present, Rev. LEWELLYN, of Perrysburg, presided... and preached...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 17, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, June 12, 1876

E. GRANEL, our tanner, has done a much larger business the past year than usual.
The musical ring from the anvil of our village blacksmiths can be heard from early in the morning until evening and our saw mill men are busy as bees.
We are truly glad to see our young friend, CHES. CHINN, who is teaching school in the Wayne school house, at his post again.

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 14, 1876

J. S. WILLIAMS is improving SPARKS' addition to the town by building a frame barn.
JAMES MAHAFFEY has contracted to ditch the BUCKINGHAM land three or four miles east of this place.
JACOB SHOWLEY has moved and is now a resident of one of the most and best finished dwellings in town.
MARRIED. -Rumor has it that there will be a wedding at the M.E. parsonage to-morrow. CARRIE JONES proposes to change her name to WILLIAMS. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: CARRIE JONES m. JOHN D. WILLIAMS, June 15, 1876.)

TO THRESHERS. I have a first-class threshing machine and horse power, which is warranted to do good work, that I will sell at a great bargain. For particulars call on me and see the machine, one mile northeast of Fulton. M. MEDORY.


Bricklayers are engaged on the HEILBRUN building.
J. W. SMITH of this place has a fine mare and colt which he will sell at a sacrifice.
Dr. S. S. TERRY left this place Thursday night to attend the world's show at Philadelphia.
JOHN W. ELAM visited his numerous friends and acquaintances at this place in the early part of the week. He still makes headquarters at Valparaiso.
MARRIED. -Dr. VERNON GOULD was married last week to Miss -----RANNELLS, of Ohio. The doctor is giving his attention to the nursery business and in that his new wife will be quite a help.
-LON. RANNELLS and Miss EMMA STERNER were married on last Tuesday...
T. J. McCLARY has completed his law studies at Bloomington and returned to Rochester on Thursday. He is undecided as to whether he will locate here or elsewhere to engage in the practice. ... He is an enterprising and industrious young man and deserving of a hearty support.


LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending June 17, 1876: David akins, John ALSPAUGH, Susan BUNN, Julia E. BOYCE, James BARRETH, Miss Frank BARGER, S. CAVENDER, Mary A. DOUGLAS, Thos. FRASIER, Jonas GILBERT, Katie HOOVER, John HILL, Sarah J. HOLTER, Mr. HAVERETSELL, Edith JACKSON, Joseph JACKSON, Ella LAMBERT, Mrs. Mary MILLER, Richard McFEELY, Margaret N. SIMPSON., Wm. SMILES Wm. THOMAS, Catherine WILSON, Sarah WAGGENER, E. K. WASON. - - - Mrs. E. A. RYLAND, P.M.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 24, 1876

(Ditching Notice) ... Notice is hereby given that the Board of Comissioners of Fulton county, IndiAna... on the 10th day of June... upon the petition of GEORGE M. CALVIN, HIRAM N. TROUTMAN and JOHN A. BARNETT, appointed DAVID McCAUGHEY, ALEXANDER W. ELLIOTT and JOHN MATHEWS appraisers to assess the benefits and damages to any of the lands incident to the construction of the following described ditch (described...) affecting land of WILLIAM SINGER, MATHIAS KUHN, ALVA BUCKINGHAM, MARCELLUS A. MORSE, JOHN A. BARNETT, ELIZABETH HUTCHISON, heirs of ALVA BUCKINGHAM, GEORGE M. CALVIN, HIRAM A. TROUTMAN) ... on Thursday, the 20th day of July, 1876... (signed) GEORGE M. CALVIN, HIRAM N. TROUTMAN, JOHN A. BARNETT. CALKINS & SLICK, Attlys.

(Sheriff's Sale) AUGUST DEICHMAN vs MARGRET MOSS and FRANCIS W. MOSS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 15th day of July, 1876... the undivided interest of the defendant, WILEY JOHNSON, in... Lot number two hundred and ninety-three (293) as described on the plat of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Atty's for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) ALFRED H. ROBBINS vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON, et al...
I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 8th day of July, 1876... The building situate on the north half (1/2) of the south half (1/2) of lot number seventy-five (75) ... new plat to the town of Rochester, and nineteen feet and eight inches (19-8) that the ground said building will occupy, when moved three feet and ten inches and one-half (3-10-1/2) south upon said lot. Said nineteen feet and eight inches (19-8) run west to the alley... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.


DAN AGNEW and wife will start on their Centennial trip Monday morning.
WM. BITTERS and son have made a good showing at brick-laying on HEILBRUN's new building.
The street sprinkler does very good work, but not fast enough to lay the dust in a heated season.
"Uncle" GEORGE McCLOUD, of Akron, is spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs. TERRY, in this place.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BITTERS will enjoy the pleasure of mingling with their children and grandchildren in a regular grand family reunion to-day...
A co-partnership has been formed between Dr. A. K. PLANK and G. I. MILLER for the sale of drugs. Both have had large experience in the drug trade and the combination will be a strong one.
MARRIED. -The marriage ceremony of ALONZO RANNELLS and Miss EMMA STERNER was performed by Rev. ELLIOTT on Tuesday of last week at the residence of the bride.
-ANDREW ONSTOTT and Mrs. NANCY M. REED were married at the residence of the bride, one mile west of town, by Rev. ADRIAN FOOTE, on last Saturday. He was a widower and she a widow of long standing. Both are aged people, but will enjoy the sweets of married life now as well as in their more youthful days. We wish them a long season of pleasure.
Mr. F. K. KENDRICK has returned from visiting relatives at Stanwood, Iowa, where he learned of the whereabouts of an old sincere friend by the name of JAMES E. BURNSIDE, whom he had not met for 26 years. Mr. Burnside become very favorably impressed with Mr. Kendrick while 'they were traveling across the plains to California many years ago and done him favors in a time of need that has always been remembered by Mr. Kendrick...

KEWANNA ITEMS, June 21, 1876

Mrs. FUNK has returned from Ohio, where she has been visiting for a year past.
BENEVIL GUISE has returned from the world's show...
Workmen are tearing the German Reform church down in order to build a new church on the same ground.(KEWANNA ITEMS, contd)
DIED. -A child of GOTLEIB HUBER died last night. Disease, whooping cough. Funeral services to-morrow at the M.E. church.
JOHN F. ROBBINS, of this place, is almost equal to Studebaker Bros. One day this week he turned out three new wagons.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, on Thursday, June 15, 1876, by Rev. JESSE SPARKS, Miss CARRIE JONES and JOHN WILLIAMS, both of this place. Though young in years, their love may be lasting as eternity.
From a recent letter from JENNIE LEITER, of California, we glean the following: Weather, cool; wheat, good; harvest has commenced; hay already made; fruit plenty. EMERSON has 4,000 acres of wheat to harvest this season... - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending June 24, 1876: Mrs. L. BAKER, Miss Emily DOUGLAS, Wm. J. DOUSAN, David EAKENS, Peter JOY, Emm KESLER, Emanuel PRATT, Minerva PERRY, Philip SLUSSER, Henry SPENCER, Jacob THOMPSON. - - - - Mrs E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Ditch Notice) ... Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have made application to the Board of County commissioners of Fulton county... that said County Commissioners have appointed three disinterested freeholders of said county appraisers who will, on Thursday, the 27th day of July, 1876.. proceed to assess the benefits and damages... Said drain is to commence in the channel of Mill Creek... (lands affected- JONAS CLARK, deceased, ABRAHAM CLARK, MICHAEL SINNOTT, JAMES WARE, POLLY BROWER, ANN COSTILLO, G. M. & G. W. COSTILLO, HUGH McCANN, SARAH CLARK...) (signed) MICHAEL SINNOTT, JAMES WARE.


Saturday, June 24th, is the 56th anniversary of the marriage of "Uncle JOHN" BITTERS ...
DIED. -A son of GEORGE WACHTER's died on Thursday of last week, after an illness of several days, caused by a severed kick from a horse.
Our Sabbath school, under the management of the new superintendent, MILO BRIGHT, is increasing in interest...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 1, 1876


A colt belonging to F. DILLON was gored by a cow owned by GEO. McCLOUD, after which it was terribly mutilated by the swine.
A. STRONG's Centennial organ is very much disposed (as are other members of the family) to music, nevertheless he is a fine, healthy looking boy.
WM. DAVIDSON, of the firm of RUE & DAVIDSON, has left the country in a questionable manner and also left some debts unpaid that were overdue.
ELI ADAMSON, our accommodating hack driver, will be off the route about the Ist of July and soon the clarion notes of DROT's bugle piping "All aboard" will be heard in our village.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH BOWEN vs JAMES W. ADAMSON at public sale... Saturday, the 22d day of July, 1876 described, in Akron)... all situate in Fulton County SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. R. HERMAN, Attly for Pl'ff.


The Adventist church will soon be completed.
Reapers and mowers are being shipped to this place by the car load.
The workmen on the CENTENNIAL Block have commenced the second story.
BILL CARTER has improved the road to his house and JEWELL's landing by putting on old saw-dust.
E. CALKINS and family are taking in the pleasures of Greenville, Ohio. They are expected home to-day.
The MYSTIC has been undergoing repairs in JEWELL's dry dock; she is now considered seaworthy and classes A No. 1.
CHRIS. HOOVER and his wife started for Philadelphia on Tuesday, likewise DAN. AGNEW, his wife and Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD.
Esq. C. J. STRADLEY and his daughter LIDA started for a visit to the Centennial and friends in the East on Thursday.,
LON. RANNELLS and his charming young wife are yet on their bridal tour. Lon. has evidently took a liking tour.
We are under obligations to the gentlemanly telegraph operator, Mr. KENWORTHY, for the news of Tilden's nomination Wednesday night.
The SENTINEL neglected to note last week that JAMES and MINNIE HUGHSTON are the proud parents of a 9 pound Centennial girl, two weeks old to-day.
DIED. -BENJAMIN WALL, an uncle to F. K. KENDRICK of this place, died at his residence in South Bend on Thursday afternoon from the effects of a cancer in his face. Mr. Wall was an old and respected citizen of South Bend and his loss will be greatly felt.
A recent adjustment of salaries among those officiating as POSTMASTERS has had the effect to reduce the annual salary of the postmistress of this place from $1,300 to $1,000.
JOSIAH FARRAR and H. B. JAMISON, of Peru, passed through this place last Monday on the northward bound train en route for St. Paul, Minn., where they intend to take depositions.
Mrs. DITTON, wife of ED. DITTON, has been adjudged insane by a Court of Justices and will probably be sent to an asylum. Her derangement is said to have been caused by domestic troubles.
MARRIED. -At Perrysburg, on Thursday, June 22d, L. B. LINKENHELT, rather privately, took unto him a wife, and changed Miss IDA PORTER's name to one of greater length and durability. Both are well and favorably known in this place. The ceremony was performed by Rev. LEWELLYN.
L. M. MONTGOMERY has at last concluded to rebuild the GRAIN ELEVATOR at this place destroyed by fire a few months ago. It will be built upon the site of the old one. A large portion of the material is already on the ground and with good success he hopes to have it in successful operation within thirty days. It will be the same model of the old one, except in capacity. It was of 24,000 bushels capacity, while the new one will be but 13,000 ...

KEWANA ITEMS, June 28, 1876

The carpenters have commenced work on JOHN WEARY's dwelling.
A. D. TONER and SEBASTIAN GOSS are attending the Centennial at present.
Ninety degrees in the shade and SAM. ZELLERS is finishing the finest sleigh in the country.
H. PHILLIPS and daughter and J. LEITER and wife intend starting for Rochester, Minn., to-morrow, where H. PHILLIPS proposes to marry Miss JENNIE CALVERT and then visit Philadelphia. At Chicago they expect to meet Mrs. CLELAND and daughter, ED. TONER and daughter, Prof. SMITH, JACOB SHOUP and wife, and from there the company will visit Buffalo, Niagara Falls, New York City, Washington and Philadelphia, and then return, expecting to make the trip in about four weeks...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 1, 1876: A. J. BIBER, James HUSTON, Noah KERSEY, Isaac KERSEY, M. D. WILLIAMS, Miss Lizzie WIELOTON, Wheeler ROBENSON. - - - -Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

The new firm of PLANK & MILLER desire to announce to the public that under their recent consolidation they are now better prepared to satisfy the drug trade... Plank's old stand, 3 doors south of the post office. A. K. PLANK, G. I. MILLER

(Ditch Notice)... the undersigned have made application to the Board of County Commissioners of Fulton county, for an outlet to reclaim their wet lands... and that said Commissioners have appointed three disinterested freeholders of said county appraisers to assess the benefits and damages... (lands affected): PHILIP WARE, FREDERICK SOMMERS, C.C.C.& I. R.W. Co ... JONATHAN KIRSHNER, BENJAMIN VANMETER, JOHN J. KNEEBLE, JOHN HIZER, deceased, DANIEL F. RANNS) Said appraisers will meet at the house of PHILIP WARE on Thursday, the 3d day of August, 1876... (signed) PHILIP WARE, FRED SOMMERS.

(Ditch Notice) ... the undersigned have made application to the Board of County Commissioners of Fulton county, Indiana, for an outlet to reclaim their wet lands... and that said Commissioners have appointed three disinterested freeholders of said county appraisers to assess the benefits and damages... (lands affected)- MARTIN FEIDNER, REUBEN TOUSLEY, A. D. MURRAY J. COSTILLO GODLIP SUMMERS, JEFF. HIZER, ALFRED HIZER, JOHN KNEEBLE, KYRAN WALSH, MARTIN BURNS, ROGER MARONA, G. W. McCLATCHY, J. K. KIMBER, JAMES O'BRIEN, JAC. HENDRICKSON, PETER F. BRUNK, WM. HIATT, DAVID C. LONG, RICHARD MORPHET) Said appraisers will meet at the beginning or outlet of said ditch on Tuesday, the Ist day of August, 1876... (signed) JACOB HENDRICKSON, JEFFERSON HIZER, J. J. KIMBER, MARTIN BURNS GOTLIP SUMMERS, JAMES O'BRIEN, JAMES COSTILLO, GEO. W. McCLATCHY, AARON HIZER, JOHN KNEEBLE.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 8, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, July 5, 1876

JOHN STUBBS has erected an awning; guess it's to write poetry under.
FRANK KILMER, wife and son are expected to visit this place in a few days.
H. B. APT is on the sick list -- has been complaining for two weeks past.
ALEXANDER COOPER is the contractor for the building of the Christian church.
JOHN McGRAW and wife spent last Saturday and Sunday with his father in this place.
Father SPARKS will preach a Centennial sermon at the M.E. church next Sunday at 10-1/2 o'clock.
G. H. POTTS stepped down and out of the Winamac mail route last Friday, and J. S. WILLIAMS started a hack on the same route on Monday. - - - - ELI LEITER.


All of the hotels were full of rural guests on the 4th.
Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS returned from Granville, Ohio, last Tuesday night.
A. V. HOUSE is building a neat, little residence in the southwestern portion of town.
JOHN W. SMITH has a good mare and colt that he will sell at a very reasonable price.
FEDER & SILBERBERG's commodious rooms in the CENTENNIAL block are fast approaching completion.
Since D. W. LYON's frail family chaise came in contact with a heavy lumber wagon on the 4th he has not indulged in pleasure riding.
Not a single case of drunkenness could be noticed during daylight on the 4th. We observed several unwell enthusiastic fellows in the evening.
MACK ASHTON started yesterday for Canada, where he will visit his parents and return to Ohio to visit friends there. His trip is a matter of business as well as pleasure.
ED. CALKINS and wife started on a visit to Ohio last week. After visiting among their friends for a few days they concluded to go to Philadelphia, and are now there taking in the great Centennial Exhibition.
MARRIED. -An unusually large congregation met at the Methodist church last Sunday evening, attracted thither by the public wedding that took place immediately after the services. DAVID EDWARDS and Mrs. PETITT were the parties who braved the heat and the staring eyes of the large congregation and stood up to be united. Both had passed the same ordeal before and stood the second round with more firmness than the first. Rev. CLEARWATER was the officiating clergyman. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983, DAVID EDWARDS m. SARAH E. PETTIT, July 2, 1876)

CENTENNIAL POEM ... written by Mrs. M. V. BATES at the request of
the committee and read by her to a delighted audience of thousands of persons on the Fair Ground on the occasion of the 4th of July celebration. (very patriotic, but too lengthy to include herein)


The celebration of the glorious 4th was a great and grand success -- for the restaurant men.
We understand that that little Granger has put in an appearance out on the north bank of Lake Manitau, and that CLINT. DAVIDSON is therefore a papa. The young prodigy is said to be a perfect goddess of song ... It inherits its musical tendencies from its papa, who used to sing "Mollie Darling" in a very effective manner.

JESSE SHRIVER, an old citizen of Henry township, fell from the hay loft of his barn last Friday evening, onto a wagon wheel, and broke several of his ribs loose from his backbone. This serious accident has proven what we have long believed -- that Mr. Shriver has "backbone," and it has also thrown the lawyers of our town into consternation, for the reason that Mr. S. has furnished them more jobs in the way of lawsuits than any other man in the county. At last accounts Mr. S. was in a fair way to recover, and the legal gentlemen were feeling relieved.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... WM. BLACKBURN vs CATHARINE BLACKBURN... that said defendant, CATHARINE BLACKBURN, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 7th day of July, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... MUD CREEK D. CO. vs JAMES TYLER... plaintiff, by HERMAN & ROWLEY, attorneys... that said defendant, JAMES TYLER, is not a resident of the State of IndianA ... this 6th day of July, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Residents) ... MARY FLEMING vs JAMES FLEMING and JANE FLEMING,.. plaintiff, by SHRYOCK & CONNER, attorneys... that said defendants, JAMES FLEMING and JANE FLEMING, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 30th day of June, 1876.

(Sheriff's Sale) JEREMIAH THOMAS, Guardian, vs EPHRAIM DAUGHERTY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 29th day of July, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E, R. HERMAN, Attly for Pllff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 15, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, July 10, 1876

While at Logansport on the 4th, meeting many of our old friends and acquaintances, we were asked where is MOUNT VERNON in Fulton county, and for the benefit of your readers we would say Mt. Vernon is in the eastern portion and about midway north and south in Wayne township. About 25 years ago WILLIAM and DAVID MARSH come from Ohio to this place, built a saw mill and began to improve the country around us. There are at present four different MARSH families here -- DAVID, W. T., JAMES and Rev. S. MARSH. All are enterprising farmers, hence our nickname Marshtown. Our post office is BLUE GRASS. This office was at first located near Fletcher's Lake, three miles south of us, and about nine years ago the office was removed to this place, ISAIAH BALL as postmaster, and WILLIAM POTTER our present postmaster.


Mrs. DIO HAUK is visiting her parents and friends in this place.
DIED. -The funeral of DANIEL WiiITEHEAD's child that died Thursday morning, occurred yesterday.
-Mrs. ELIZABETH MURPHY died at her residence in the north part of town on Friday, July 7th, aged 60 years, 10 months and 28 days. Funeral services were held at the house on Saturday conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT.
-A bright bay of ten summers, by the name of WORMIN, living near Leiter's Ford, left home Wednesday morning to pick berries near the Tippecanoe river. Not returning home in the evening a vigorous search was made for him that resulted in finding his clothing on the bank of the river about a mile below the Ford. After searching the river closely, his body was found Thursday forenoon, two miles from the spot where his clothes were discovered. It appears that while roaming about alone he attempted to enjoy a swim and ventured into a swift current that run very rapid in the locality where he went in.
Mr. HICKMAN PHILLIPS, of the firm of PHILLIPS & LEITER at Kewanna, has wandered a long way from home to find a life partner to share his joys and the comfortable surroundings of his village home. We notice in the Rochester (Minn.) POST that he was married at that city on the 4th of July to Miss JENNIE E. CALVERT. The POST adds the following:

"After viewing the beautiful and costly gifts presented to the bride by her numerous relatives and friends, the guests proceeded to the tables, where a bountiful collation was spread. After enjoying the good cheer provided by the hostess, the happy couple, accompanied to the depot by their friends, started for the Centennial, via Niagara Falls, Long Branch, Washington, and other places of interest, followed by the sincere wishes of all who knew the bride for a pleasant trip and happy life. Miss Calvert has been a highly successful and popular teacher in our city schools, and her loss will be deeply felt. Miss EMMA FULKERSON, Master EVIE J. McMANUS and quite a large party of relatives accompany them on the bridal tour."

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 15, 1876: A. BAINTER, James BRENTEGAN, Lewis CLARK, Mrs. M. D. CRAIG, G. W. CRISMORE, Y. DOFFIN, Minnie DERVIS, D. E. DALE, A. H. DAUGHERTY, Ephraim DAUGHERTY, H. E. FULLER, Thomas GAIN, Mollie Jane HAYS, Michel HENNING, Elnore HYATT, Wm. HULING, Mrs. A. JOHNSON, John KIRKHAM, S. A. KIRBY, Addia LOOMIS, Mrs. Emily LOOMIS, Lilly MOSES, George McQUIRE, Solomon MILLER, Wm. J, MILLER, Elijah NEFF, Levi OVERMYER, Richard ROBBINS, Minnie ROUGH, Dr. A. L. REED, Henry SANDS, Anthon THALMAN, Joseph WERLY, A. B. WHITE, Sarah WHITCOMB, Ulrick WODCOX, Miss L. J. WOOD. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Sheriff's Sale) AUGUST DEICHMAN vs CHARLES LANGSDORF, ANN LANGSDORF and SIMON BYBEE... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 29th day of July, 1876... (real estate, described) in Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. A. C. COPELAND, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Administratrix's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... that SARAH J. DAVIS, Administratrix of the estate of JAMES DAVIS, deceased, has filed her petition to sell a part of the real estate of the decedent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 22, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, July 17, 1876

G. W. NICKLES can boast of some fine timothy and oats over five feet in highth.


The young student, FRANK TERRY, is here "swinging around the circle."
Mr. A. CURTIS has returned from the mineral springs and reports his health and appetite like a grubber.
The scarcity of competent workmen and the lateness of the season has compelled Mr. BITTERS to abandon the project of manufacturing a kiln of brick.
FRANK DILLON is overrun with orders for buggies and has doubled his force of workmen, and through the skillful aid of Mr. BEVINGTON, is turning out workmanlike jobs unsupassed.

KEWANNA ITEMS, July 19, 1876

DIED. -On the night of the 17th a child of JUDSON BENNETT died with whooping cough. She was a precious jewel of four summers. The sorrowing parents have the sympathies of many friends in their houg of bereavement. -ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN HUNTER at al vs ELMIRA M. WALLACE... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 12th day of August, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.

The lazy man's game, croquet, is fading away. The ice wagon is a most welcome visitor just now.
Mr. A. V. HOUSE will soon move into his new residence.
Workmen have commenced roofing the CENTENNIAL block.
W. H. SICKMKN returned from his pleasure trip Wedneday night.
The new GRAIN ELEVATOR will be ready to receive grain in a short time.
WM. REES started for the Centennial this week. Others will go next week.
ALBERT HOLMAN and HORACE KEWNEY are contemplating a trip to the Centennial.
When completed, the METHODIST parsonage will be one of the finest dwellings in town.
DAN AGNEW and wife returned from the Centennial on Thursday well pleased 'with the visit.
LEVI HEILBRUN will soon occupy his new room. His new building presents quite an imposing appearance.
The most extensive and successful wheat raiser that we know of in Fulton county is WILLIAM H. DAVIDSON.
The SPRINKLER is now getting water from the race. This hot weather creates a demand that exceeds the supply.
Our young friend, LON. RANNELLS, has established himself in the hotel trade again. Lon grows fat instead of fatherly.
MATTINGLY has sold his town property here to J. S. SLICK and hied away to Sturgis, Michigan, where he has invested in a printing office.
Large crowds of noisy boys gather along the creek bank in the shank of the evening and go in bathing. The Coroner will have a call soon.
Immediately after the Baptist service to-morrow morning the ordinance of baptism will be administered to a number of converts in the waters of Mill Creek.
CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, Recorder of this county, starts for the Centennial on Monday. He will take in New York, Boston, Niagara Falls and many other notable points on his three or four weeks' cruise.
In building the new stand in the court yard last Saturday for the accommodation of religious and political speakers, the workmen made a great racket with axes, saws and hatchets. The prisoner in the jail awaiting his trial for horse stealing conceived the idea that a gallows was being built on which to hang him. His fears and tremblings were only allayed when informed of the real cause of the disturbance.
One of our fair haired, smiling cigarmakers entered a barber shop last evening and requested the tonsorial gent to dye his mustache. After scanning the bold youth a few moments the knight of the razor asked him if he had brought it with him.
CHARLES PLANK, CURG RANNELLS, FRANK ZORTMAN, MARION REITER, LYMAN BRACKETT and their ladies made a pleasure trip to Maxinkuckee Lake last Thursday...
JAMES O. MILLER, formerly teller in the Ashton bank at this place, has a disposition to see as much of the world as possible. A year or more ago be visited London and returned to Canada. He is now on his way to Australia, a voyage which will take him about three months to make.
DIED. -A shocking accident occurred last Monday forenoon, about five miles east of here on the Akron road, that en0ed the life of a respectable farmer by the name of WILLIAM WOODS. While driving down a steep hill on a load of unthrashed wheat, the forward stake on the wagon broke and let part of the load, together with Mr. Woods, down between the horses, and after tramping on him and pulling the heavy, loaded wagon over his body, the team ran away. Parties who were near at hand at the time of the accident say that he died almcst instantly, murmuring only a few words about his sins being forgiven. Mr. Woods leaves a wife and four small children to mourn his untimely end. He served four years in the late rebellion, and was about 34 years of age. His funeral occurred last Wednesday at the Hoover crossing.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 22, 1876: Mrs. Mary CURT, W. H. HINKLEY, Mrs. Aneen MILLER, Mrs. Anna WHITE. - - - - Mrs. E. J . RYLAND, P.M.

JOHN W. SMITH has a good mare and colt that he will sell at a very reasonable price.

A RARE BARGAIN. To any person wishing to engage in the restaurant business in Rochester, Mr. C. ANTHONY, the present proprietor of the first-class restaurant, offers a good opportunity and great bargain ... Opposite the Court House.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 29, 1876


DIED. -At an early hour on Thursday morning the quiet of Rochester was somewhat disturbed by the report that a man was found dead on a pile of lumber in Cowgill's lumber yard. The report in the main was true. SCHUYLER LEITER , a young man about 20 years of age, son of JACOB LEITER, a wagon maker engaged in one of the shops of this place, was found by JOHN RANNELLS at 6-1/2 o'clock on Thursday morning, as he was on his way to his blacksmith shop, in the last agonies of death. Assistance was called and he was conveyed to a neighboring house, where he expired in about twenty minutes. From what we have been able to learn, the young man was a very shiftless and indolent fellow, preferring to spend his time in the woods in idleness and depend upon his father for a subsistence rather than gain it by his own exertions. His mother has been dead many years, and his father, who is an industrious and hard laboring man, has used his best endeavors to inspire his son with the same spirit of selfsupport, but without avail. He even refused to attend school and acquire an education such as his father was able to give him. Last week his father determined to throw him upon his own resources for a livelihood and furnished him with means to carrv him to Laporte, with a view that he would obtain work and support himself. Instead of going to work he returned here on Wednesday, but kept concealed from his father. During the evening he was in company with a number of his young associates as lively and healthful as usual. As late as midnight that evening he entered Murphy's restaurant and drank a glass or two of soda water. From that time until he was found on the lumber pile in the morning nothing is known of his whereabouts or doings. He had told a number of his companions that he would rather die thai live, and at one time, a few months ago, he was found witb a quantity of arsenic on his person, which was promptly taken from him. No inquest was held or post mortem examination was had, so it is not definitely known whether he committed suicide by taking poison or not, but his symptoms and the fact that he had threatened to destroy his life, and the other fact that he had been in possession of a deadly drug, all strengthen the belief that his death was the work of his own hand. His remains were buried the same day in the old graveyard west of town.


E. KIRTLAND and wife are arranging for an extended trip East.
Three large ice trains passed south on the I. P. & C. Road last Sunday.
We hear of a band of dirty gypsies that are moving toward this place.
Horses, hogs and cows wander about town after nightfall in large droves.
Our east side reporter says that "Iceberg" is steadily increasing in population.
The town pumps and sidewalks need repairing and ought to be attended to before '77.
Dr. ASHTON of Lima, Ohio, uncle of MACK ASHTON, has been in town a portion of this week.
SHEPHERD & DENISTON's tinners have completed the tin roof on HEILBRUN's new building.
The Akron MAIL COACH was repaired at Heffley's shops and put in running order yesterday.
JOHN STRADLEY, of Crescoe, Iowa, was with his many friends in this place a few days this week.
HEILBRUN & WILE, dry goods and grocery dealers, will dissolve partnership on the 15th of September.
F. P. BITTERS has returned from Valparaiso and will teach the tender ideas how to shoot this winter.
The platform dance at the fair ground last Saturday was well attended and passed off very smoothly.
Dr. J. C. SPOHN has returned from his Centennial visit and will again enter upon the duties of his profession.
JOSEPH WILHOIT is now carrying the MAIL between this place and Akron. Joe is a prompt, reliable, newsy mail carrier.
The wood work in the MASONIC building has been treated to several coats of paint. HARTMAN & HORTON are the artists.
J. Q. HENRY has left this moral burg for more profitable quarters in Winamac. The people of Pulaski county will find Mr. Henry a straight haired, energetic young man.
Notwithstanding that ABE SAMUELS performs the "devil's" part in this office, yet he endeavors to discourse soul-stirring music every evening as the leader of the Juvenile Band.
We learn that FRANK WAGNER has been engaged to teach the Kewanna school. Mr. Wagner will undoubtedly give satisfaction, as he possesses the requisite qualities of a teacher -- "brains and muscle."
The ROCHESTER CORNET BAND will lead the delegation from this county to the Sevastapol convention on next Thursday. All who go should make it a point to join the delegation at Rochester and at other places along the route.
An ordinance was passed on Tuesday night by the Board of Trustees prohibiting the throwing of manure and perishable matter in the STREETS and alleys of town. If the Marshal will see to it Rochester will be a much cleaner and healthful town.
JOSEPH WILHOIT's fast mail train that plys between this place and Akron unexpectedly started on a rapid trip down Main street Wednesday afternoon, tumbling the coach about in a very lively manner and smashing things generally. The team was caught in front of the Court House uninjured.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 5, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, July 31, 1876

FRANK BEATTIE has sold his town property to J. B. CUNNINGHAM and now talks of building on his 40 acre lot west of town.

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 2, 1876

NOAH BRUMBACK..is happier than if he had received a dozen nominations for Sheriff, all because it's a boy.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, on Sunday, July 30, 1876, by Esquire GRAHAM, ISAAC KERSY and Miss MARTIN. (NOTE: see Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: ISAAC H. KERSEY m. ELECTRA E. "ELLA" MARTIN, July 30, 1876.)
The quarterly meeting on Saturday and Sunday was one of interest and enjoyment to the church and all that attended. Sermons were delivered by Elder UTTER, Rev. WM. READER and Rev. Mr. HARRISON, of Winamac.
Last week was an unlucky one for carpenters. GEORGE H. HEIMBURGER fell from the roof of the hall to the ground, a distance of about 25 feet, with very little injury, and MILT. HILAND fell from the second story to the cellar, receiving several severe bruises. Both are on duty now and were in a short time after the fall.
DIED. -On Sunday, July 30, 1876, Mrs. HACKET, mother of JAMES and THOMAS HACKET, living in the eastern part of Union township. She had lived to a good old age, 82 years, which was the cause of death.
-On Monday, Julv 31, 1876, ADDTE, daughter of H. PHILLIPS, aged 1 year, 8 months and 29 days.
Little Addie bad been afflicted with whooping cough for months past and about two weeks previous to her death it was combined with other diseases that fastened its fangs upon her delicate form which only loosed its grasp in death. Like the burning taper that grows smaller and smaller until the last spark and rays of light has gone out, so with this beautiful form. We watched by her bedside as she grew weaker and weaker until the last spark of life had fled and the chill of death was upon har form and her spirit had fled to the God who gave it.
-Mrs. URBIN was taken with apoplexy on last Sunday, from which time she was unable to speak, take medicine or nourishment, in which state she remainpd until death. Mrs. Urbin was a good and faithful mother and neighbor and will be kindly remembered by those who knew her. - - - - ELI LEITER.
(NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugb, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Township: ANN ELIZABETH URBIN, our mother, wife of JOHN URBIN, died Aug. 1, 1876, age 62yr-1mo-16da.)


Another hack is to be put on the lake route soon.
LEVI MONTGOMERY's [GRAIN] ELEVATOR looms up and appears as well as the old did.
A new drug store will be opened one door north of ZIMMERMAN's shoe store in a few days.
ANDY DAVIDSON's steam thresher has been doing a land office business during the last two weeks.
Our young, energetic, faithful friend McCLARY is about to hang out his shingle in this burg as an attorney at law.
JAMES GARRETT, the insane man of Union township, has been lodged in jail for safe keeping until he can be taken to the asylum.
JOHN F. FROMM offers to give $25 a mile for grading between here and Kewanna. Many other merchants would contribute nearly as heavy.
A new sidewalk is being built in front of the residence of Esquire REES and WILLIAMSON's barber shop. Many other places could be greatly improved.
CHARLES PLANK, LYMAN BRACKETT and CURG RANNELLS started for Philadelphia last Monday night to take in the great Centennial show and general pleasures of an Eastern trip. They will return some time next week.
Miss A. RICHTER and her brother ALBERT started for Newark, O., last Monday night, where they intend to remain several months. Miss Richter is a beautiful, congenial, industrious lady, and leaves many warm friends in this place.
DIED. -Mrs. MARY HACKETT died at her residence, a few miles west of town, on last Sunday, at the advanced age of 82 years. She was born in New Jersey and for eleven years has been a resident of this county. At an early age she united with the Presbyterian Church and has ever since been a faithful and consistent Christian. Her funeral service was conducted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT.
Two attorneys engaged in the trial of a case before Esquire HERMAN yesterday afternoon so far let their bad tempers get the master of them as to cause them to forget the dignity of their professions and the respect they should have for the Court. The "lie" was freely given back and forth which called for blows. Scratched face, blackened eyes and disarranged garments were next on the programme. Constable STILES separated the belligerent disciples of Blackstone, or one or the other of them would have been "chawed up" entirely.
Mr. SHARPE has disposed of his entire stock of dry goods to FRASH BROTHERS of Hartford City, this State, who will continue the business at the CHEAP STORE stand. 'We learn that they have secured the services of "Cap" ORR as superintendent of the establishment. Cap understands the business as thoroughly as a yachtman does his boat, and will, together with Mr. RIDENOUR, retain the Cheap Stere's old customers and capture manv new ones ...

A SAD CASE. Mr. JAMES GARRETT and his family have been residents of Union township in this county for a number of years and are highly respectable people. For a long time his wife has been severely afflicted with a painful cancer on her left breast, which has given her much bodily distress as well as great anxiety of mind for herself and husband. She was induced to believe that it contained pus and required lancing which would give her relief and destroy the cause of her distress. A physician of Kewanna applied the knife, but failed to reduce its size by any discharge of matter, as he supposed would be the result of his carving. He then, according to the report received by us, but scarcely to be credited, syringed the incisions made with the knife with a solution of vitriol. The effect may be more easily imagined than described. The fiery, burning sensation transformed her into a shrieking, raving maniac, so intense were her sufferings. Proper remedies were applied and after a time she relapsed into her normal condition, but the sight and screams of the wife were too great for the mental capacity of the husband and his mind gave way. His wife's illness has been a great burden to him and the last trying ordeal was too great for him. He is hopelessly insane and requires to be strictly guarded to prevent him from taking his own life or that of others. He will probably be sent to the asylum at Indianapolis in a few days.


The unpretentious little village of Sevastopol boasts of many lovelv and dashing blondes and brunettes.
Mr. APPLETON BOWERS and several other well-to-do farmers in this section of country are contemplating a trip to Philadelphia within the next thirty days.
ROBERT C. WALLACE is not only an obliging and affable hotel clerk, but is a public benefactor. Those having short horn stock will find it to their interests to give him a call.
Miss JENNIE PEGAN, formerly of Akron, but recently of Great Bend, Kan., has returned to live in Mexico, Miami county, where there is a large legacy to which Jennie has the good fortune of being an heiress.
The open air dance given in the shade of the lofty oaks at Sevanstopol was a success in every particular, notwithstanding the bilious appearance of the weather. A good delegation from Akron wheeled up and had "oceans" of fun, as the occasion was one of pleasure.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending August 5, 1876: Miss Joy ANDERSON, John O. ANDERSON, Miss Mary BARKER, Fred BAKER. Jas. BROWNLEE, A. M. DAVID, D. C. EDWARDS, Frank HULL J. N. IRVING, Lidda NOYE, Stephen OBERMEYER, Jas. ROBBINS, Miss Julia G. TULIS. - - - -E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

COW LOST. The undersigned is the owner of a valuable cow that has strayed or been stolen from him ... liberal reward... A. D. CORNELIUS, Rochester, Ind.

(Notice to Merchants and Others) I hereby notify merchants and all other persons not to trust my daughter, ELIZABETH ICE, for goods or other articles, for I will pay no debts of her contracting. THEODORE ICE.

CHAMPION BOOTMAKERS. The three champion bootmakers of Fulton county, Capt. LONG, PETER KLEIN and BOB ABRAHAMS, are employed at V. ZIMMERMAN'S. For something superior, call at the right place.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 12, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, August 7, 1876

GEO. W. GRAUEL, from Lansing, Mich., is here visiting his parents and old friends.
ISAAC BARKER traded off his farm for one-half interest in the KELLY & BRO. saw mill, then sold his interest in the mill to Messrs. BALL and CARROLL in consideration of $1,400.

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 9, 1876

Festival at the Odd Fellows' new hall to-night.
The Centennialites of this place have gone out to JACOB SHOUP's to-day to play "Buffalo."
Capt. A. T. JACKSON, the champion smoker, has quit using the weed. Who will be next?
The foundation of the new church is completed and much of the timber is already on the ground.
J. S. WILLIAMS has a peagreen express that he runs from this place to Winamac on Monday and Friday of each week.
JACOB SHOWLEY has erected a new barn. In some respects he is like J. Q. HOWELL -- if he had an acre of ground he would build all over it, and then want enough ground for another shed.
Mrs. HARRIET BALL, in company with her brother, J. C. PHILLIPS, went to Monticello on Friday last. She expects to remain there a few weeks and then return to her home in Nebraska.
MILT. HILAND has just received a lot of burial caskets. We hope he may be permitted to keep them a long time, yet we wish him well and hope he may make money by selling cribs and bedsteads. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the room fronting on Main street 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 original plat of the town of Rochester... MARK SAMUELS, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the front room of the one-story frame building ... on the twenty-one (21) feet and two (2) inches off of the south side of lot number thirty-two (32) old plat of the town of Rochester... ANTON THALMANN, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the one-story frame building situated on the east end of the north half of the south balf of lot number seventy-seven (77) in the new plat of the town of Rochester... REASON EMRY, ANDREW J. EDWARDS, Applicants.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the first room back of the front room in the one-story frame building nearest to the railroad fronting on Pearl street, on the south side of the west half of lot number three hundred and seventy-two (372) of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... ISAAC H. ALEXANDER, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the one-story frame building located on the south half of the north half of lot number seventy-seven (77), fronting on Main street, and owned by AUGUSTINE MEISCH, in the new addition to the town of Rochester... HENRY MEYERS, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the room on the ground floor of the two-story frame building situated as follows: Twenty feet (20) feet off of the north side of lot number fifty-two (52) of the old plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN A. EDWARDS, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the room on the lower floor of that part of the two and a half story frame building known as the Mammoth building, which part is situated upon the south half of the south half of lot number sixtyone (61) old plat of the town of Rochester... JACOB KREIG, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the front room of the two-story frame building situated on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-one (31) in the original plat of the town of Rochester... BENJAMIN F. ELWOOD, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the front room of the one-story frame building situate on the twenty-two (22) feet off of the south side of lot number fiftytwo (52) as designated on the old plat of the town of Rochester... ABRAM KINGERY, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... 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 thirty-three (33) old plat of the town of Rochester... FREDERICK BOSENEURG, Applicant.


Miss RILLA KELLER, of Peru, is visiting friends in this place.
CAL. VANTRUMP has one of the finest croquet grounds in the county.
Extra trains have been going both ways on the I. P. & C. R.R. this week.
JIM BROWN, the caller, has returned from his southern trip. His health is very much improved.
W. H. MATTINGLY, of the Sturgis (Mich.) JOURNAL-TIMES , returned yesterday to visit his family and friends...
BEN. ELLIOTT started for Philadelphia on Wednesday. He has an extensive acquaintance in the city which will make his visit more pleasant.
ENOCH STURGEON made a trip to Indianapolis this week...
D. W. LYON and GEORGE I. MILLER and their ladies started for the Centennial on Monday. Many others about town and throughout the county are preparing for a visit to the great show.
MARION REITER and FRANK ZORTMAN are wandering around the borders of the Buckeye State, visiting their relatives and living on the fat of the land. They are both young Republicans...
BILL HOLMAN turns up at odd times and places. He made all the people of Rochester know that he was among them yesterday afternoon.
The residence of BENJAMIN PATTEN, a farmer living west of town, was destroyed by fire on last Thursday, together with nearly all his household goods. Loss about $1,500; insured for $1,000.
T. J. McCLARY has opened a law office on the second floor of the Masonic building. He is a young man...
The Howe Sewing Machine headquarters are now located in the BEEBER block, one door east of the Corner Grocery. Mr. LAWRENCE will conduct the business in the future as in the past...

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the room on the gr,-Nund floor of the two-story frame building situated on the west end of the north half of the south half of lot number thirty-three (33) in the old plat of @ town of Rochester... on the east side of Main street (known as the Cornelius Block) FREDERICK H, CORNELTUS, Applicant.

(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... on the ground floor of the two-story brick building fronting on South street, said room known as the NORRIS room, in the brick block in which said room is situated, and more particularly described as situated on the west half of the east half of the east half and the west half of the east half of the east half of lots number nineteen (19) and twentv (20) ... new plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN F. WOOL, Applicant.

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, administrator of the estate of WILLIAM STURGEON, deceased, will offer at private sale on the premises or at his residence in Aubbeenalibbee township... on and after Saturday, September 16th, 1876, Two-thirds of the undivided one-half of the following lands and lots in Marshall county, Indiana: (described) ... in Fredricksburg, commonlv called Walnut Station, excepting one acre of said lands sold to J. E. CLARKE and H. E. WEAVER, December 7th, 1868... MARTIN STURGEON, Administrator.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 19, 1876

PETIT JURORS. The following is a list of the Petit Jurors drawn for the September term of the Circuit Court, commencing on Monday, the 4th: JOHN J. CARTER, GEO. W. SINGER, HIRAM WAGNER, LAWRENCE McCARTY, WM. WILDERMUTH, VIRGIL QUIVEY, BENJ. G. MOORE, F. M. HAROLD, ISAAC H. COPLEN, OLIVER ALSPAUGH, H. H. LEVEL, HUGH STURGEON.

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 16, 1876

DIED. -A child of LEWIS MYERS. in the north part of this township, died on Sunday last.
Mrs. EMMA CULP went to the Centennial, married a Centennial man, and now she is preparing to travel to the Golden State, the home of her husband.
Miss ETTA CROSS started for her former home in Virginia on Monday last. She expects to spend a few months visiting friends, when she will return to this place.
Mr. WAGONER, the new school teacher, spent Saturday and Sunday in getting acquainted with the people of this place. His school will commence on the last Monday of this month. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff$s Sale) GEORGE MILLER vs PETER C. DUMAULD and SAMIJEL L. STOCKBERGER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of September, 1876... Lot number one (1) on the north si.de of Main street in the town cf Bloomingsburg, Fulton County, Indiana... SIDNEY R. MOON, sheriff of Fulton County. HERMAN & SMITH, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) D..W. LYON vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON... one ten by fourteen stationary Engine and twelve (12) feet tubular Boiler and steam Pump complete, also 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, in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... also the brick building situated on the above described lots ... Taken as the property of FRANCIS M. ASHTON at the suit of D. W. LYON, assignee of WILLIAM ASHTON, a bankrupt vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) AARON N. DUKES vs FRANCIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of September, 1876.... 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'y for Pl'ff.

Through trains are crowded with Centennialites.
A saloon is to be located in the new CENTENNIAL block.
New grain dealers have located in FROMM's old ware house.
LEVI MONTGOMERY's new [GRAIN] ELEVATOR will be ready for business some time next week.
CHRIS. HOOVER, the noted furniture man, and his wife, have returned from the Centennial.
J. H. BEEBER, ROBERT WALLACE and SILAS MILLER have been unwell for a few days past. They are now on the mend.
While out west, growing up with a ditch, MILO SMITH was overcome by the excessive heat and has been under the weather ever since.
The EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS are now in full blast. Bring in your old threshing machines and reapers and mowers.
D. E. WILLIAMS, of Columbus, Ohio, younger brother of Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS, will occupy the Presbyterian pulpit to-morrow evening.
We learn that our enterprising young friend, BEN. MECHLING, will soon become a Michigander. Mr. Mechling is worthy of the confidence of any community.
Centennial visitors of this county are going and returning every day. CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, ALLY HOLEMAN and HORACE KEWNEY returned Wednesday night.
The Corporation is preparing to put down two more WELLS on Main street -- one on the southwest corner and the other on the northwest corner of the public square.
The picnic near the Germany store last Thursday afternoon was reported to be a very enjoyable affair. The music, speaking and grub was all good and well digested by the happy crowd.
The Rochester EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS are now in full operation, a copartnership having been formed for that purpose between F. M. ASHTON, of this place, and R. M. THOMPSON, of Peru

DIED. -The many friends of Dr. H. B. BOSWELL will be sorry to learn of his death, which occurred at Columbia Citv on Monday last. Only a few months ago the doctor's health failed and for the purpose of recovering it he went on a visit to Northern Iowa. His health was not improved by it. That insidious disease -- quick consumption -- had fastened itself upon him and was not to be shaken off. He returned to his family at Columbia City and after lingering a few weeks died as stated. Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD, his especial friend, was summoned to his bedside which he reached too late -- his life had expired. His remains were conveyed to Bristol, his former home, where they were interred by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was an honored member. Mr. Boswell came to Rochester about four years ago and took tip the practice of his profession that of dentistry. His good social qualities soon made him a host of friends who esteemed him for bis honesty, integrity and moral uprightness. He was at the time of his death Master of Rochester Lodge, No. 436, F. & A. M., and High Priest of Rochester Chapter. His family has lost a good husband and father, Masonry a bright and shining light, and this community a worthy and respected citizen.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending August 19, 1876: Mrs. Hannah BARKER, Doctor CRANY, Ellen DUNLAP, Emiretta DUNLAP, Aldridge DOCKER, Mary MILLER, Mollie MILLER, Philip MIKESELL, Mary McMILLEN, P. McLAWRENCE, Wm. M. PLOUGH, Miss Hattie PETTIT, J. L. PECK, Geo. R. W. ROBBINS, John L. ROBBINS, Mrs. Nancy REED, Mrs. Phebe REEDMAN, George SWANK, Emma SPELTON, Joseph SCHMID, Geo. H. WERNER, Alex. WHITE, W. B. WALKER, Miss Clara YOLTY, Mathey YEAZLEY. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

NEW-FACTORY. RIMES & CO., gentleman of years' expeience in the carriage and wagon business, have recently opened a well equipped carriage factory at BARB's old stand, near Cowgill's lumber yard ...

I am making arrangements to close business in Rochester by the first day of September. In view of this fact I will sell goods at a discount until that time. C. A. MITCHELL.

FRESH BREAD can be had at the first-class bakery of WOOLLEY & DAVIS. Every thing in the bakery line cheap. Give them a trial.

IT'S CLEAN, and because the flies are kept out of the shop by well arranged screens and an ice chest is kept full of ice to preserve the meat, is just why everybody patronizes the meat market of SHIELDS & TRACY.

When you are about to bring your wheat to town and before you spend the money you realize from it think of V. ZIMMERMAN, who accommodated you and furnished boots and shoes for vour families when you was barefooted and bad no money. Pay him the very first thing.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Satvirlay, August 26, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 23, 1876

The Masonic hall will be built.
School will commence Aug. 28th.
JOHN URBIN has moved to the country.
J. SHOWLEY is on his farm making cider.
JOHN WEARS has completed his dwelling.
JOHN METZGAR is building a cider press.
Rev. W. W. JONES has started for conference.
ED. TONER is on the road with bullocks and swine.
Mrs. R. PHILLIPS started for Minnesota yesterday.
DIED. -The only child of DAVID LOUGH, Jr., died on Thursday of last week.
-THOMAS HURST, a former resident of this township, died near Lafayette
on the 8th inst. JUDSON BENNETT and wife, after hearing of his illness, went to see him, but did not reach his home until he was dead and buried.
M. C. PHILLIPS and family think of spending a few weeks in Ohio this fall.
J. F. WILSON and J. W. BRANTHOFFER expect to start for Philadelphia in a few weeks. - - - - ELI LEITER.


Afternoon picnics near the waters of Manitau are now fashionable.
J. L. McCOY was in town yesterday and wiped his mustache with a Wallace House napkin.
ASHTON'S FOUNDRY has a contract to supply the Howe factory at Peru with an immense lot of castings.
FEDER &. SILBERBERG are completing a hall 22x90, over their commodious store rooms in the CENTENNIAL block.
Strangers traveling the Akron road generally admire the farm residence of ALEXANDER CURTIS, two miles this side of Akron.
The LEITER'S FORD CORNET BAND visited our town with the GRANGERS last Saturday and discoursed several fine pieces of music while parading through Main street.
Messrs. COOPER and DAWSON have erected a fine stage in the MAMMOTH HALL. Now another stairway in front or in the rear will make an audience feel easy in case of an accident.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL., Saturday, September 2, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, August 30, 1876

Miss EMMA BARNETT expects to attend the State Normal at Terre Haute this fall. She will start in a few days.
DIED. -Mrs. SMITH, wife of SAMUEL SMITH, of Bruce's Lake, died on the 29th inst. She had been afflicted for months previous to her death.
J. C. PHILLIPS and A. E. HUDKINS expect to open out a new stock of goods about the middle of September in the Odd Fellows' building, opposite PHILLIPS & LEITER'S.
School opened on Monday with better prospects than was expected. The school is not large, yet there is a No. 1 class of scholars in attendance. The teachers, Mr. WAGONER and Miss WILLIAMS, are highly spoken of by all students. - - - - ELI LEITER.


BILL KREIGHBAUM, of Akron, was in the army four years, participated in 35 battles, was never sick a day while out, was frequently on extra duty, and he was never known to vote anything but the straight Democratic ticket.

(Sberiff's Sale) LEWIS DIEHL vs ADAM STOULTZ... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 23d day of September, 1876... Lots number thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) on the south side of Main street in the town of Bloomingsburg, in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. MILO R. SMITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Administratrix's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... that SARAH J. DEARDOOFF, formerly SARAH J. DAIJGHERTY, Administratrix of the estate of ANDREW J. DAUGHERTY, deceased, has filed her petition to sell the real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clark.


Coal cars are now on the move.
Mr. JOHN PENCE left a half bushel of very large nicely flavored apples at this office this week ...
Nearly five thousand bushels of new wheat is now in the bins of Montgomery's new [GRAIN] ELEVATOR, and still it keeps pouring in.
Among the Centennial visitors returning this week are D. W. LYON and wife and BEN. ELLIOTT. ...
Mr. JESSEN has refitted the EMPIRE MILL in good style and intends to run it on the same square plan as he did the water mill ...
The town dads have been digging for water near the northwest corner of the Court House Square. They struck a very large vein Wednesday evening that overflowed the WELL.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Sept. 2, 1876: Minnie ANDERSON, Mr. P. BARRETT, Sam'l BARKER, Dan'l A. COX, John S. COLLINS, Emma E. CARTER, John CHRISTMAN, Ben HIGHT, T. C. HARRIS, James HUSSIN, Lewis KEEL, Sylvester McCARTER, B. F. MILLER, John MOORE, G. ONERR, W. H. STERM, Wm. STARR, Albert STERRETT, Jas. M. TAYLOR, Mortimer WILLIAMS, C. B. WOODWORTH & Son, Sarah Jane WARREN, John WALMER, A. B. WHITE, Eliza A. WHITERS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

TAKE NOTICE. All parties knowing themselves to be indebted to J. ALLMAN will please call at his place of business at once and settle by paying the cash. Owing to the change of the firm the books must be squared at once. J. ALLMAN & BRO., Successors to J. ALLMAN.

(Lost Dog) A half grown pointer dog, red and white. The finder will be handsomely rewarded by returning him to the Howe machine office. A. A. LAWRENCE.

(Sheriff's Sale) DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO vs WILBER F. TRUSLOW, THOMAS A. MILLER and FRANRIS M. ASHTON... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 23d day of Reptember, 1876... 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 situated thereon... in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. KEITH & SMITH, Att'vs for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN REISH vs CHRISTIAN EDDINGER... I will expose at public sale ... Saturday, the 23d day of September, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK, HOLMAN and STURGEON, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 9, 1876

(Administratrix's Sale)... the undersigned, Administratrix of the estate of THEODORE WHITE, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, on the premises, on Saturday, the 7th of October, 1876, an equal, undivided two-thirds of... The undivided one-half of all that tract or parcel of land situated in the village of Fulton, in Fulton county... and the appurtenances thereon known as the steam grist mill lot, supposed to contain about one acre and numbered one hundred... MARY WHITE, Administratrix.


FRANK ZORTMAN returned from an extended trip through Ohio last Tuesday.
MARION REITER is now in the employ of a wholesale house in Indianapolis. He left for that place Wednesday night.
ASHTON's BANK safe was removed on Wednesday from its long resting place where the building burned from over it to the new building of FEDER & SILBERBERG, where it will be refitted and made to do good service.
DIED. -Grandfather WALLACE, the father of the large Wallace family of this county, died at the residence of THOMAS WILSON, in Union township, Wednesday of this week. Mr. Wallace was one of the oldest settlers of this county and lived to be almost a hundred years old. (NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Township: JOHN WALLACE died Sept. 6, 1876, age 88vr-3mo-12da.)
-A young woman visiting at farmer BRAMAN'S, just west of town, died very suddenly the early part of this week. She had been having the ague and one evening retired to her room earlier than usual. In a few minutes thereafter she was looked in upon by one of the family and found to be dead. Congestion is supposed to have been the cause of her death.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Sept. 6, 1876

JOHN KILMER is building a drygoods-grocerydrugstore.
The house of JOSEPH SLICK was entered and pilfered by some unknown persons on Sunday last. A pair of gold eardrops are missing.
Rev. LEONARD PARKER, father-in-law of F. P. HOWELL, is spending a few days in this place. The reverend gentleman is an intelligent man and author of several religious books which he has for sale at very reasonable rates.
Mrs. TROUTMAN, wife of the late ALONZO TROUTMAN, has spent a week or more visiting her relatives in this vicinity, but expects to return to her home in the West in a few days. She has never fullv recovered from the derangement of mind caused by the sad death of her husband.
DIED. -On Monday, Sept. 4th, 1876, JOHN URBIN, aged 73 years, 6 months and 16 days.
The deceased was a well-to-do farmer of Wayne township, who has lived an honest and industrious life since a resident of this community. Only a few weeks has passed since the death of Mrs. URBIN, and now her aged companion follows, and the two lie side by side in peace and quietude, as they had lived for years passed and gone, but their works will follow. - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Sept. 9, 1876: A. J. BOYER, Gabral BOUSHER, Melville BEWERS, Andrew CORBETT, Mollie DAVIS, B. M. DAWSON, A. B. FAIRBANKS, Coon GROVE, Sarah GEARED, Jacob HARTMAN, David E. HUNT, Amanda IRVING, Noma LOGAN, Emilv LOOMIS, Isaac MILLER,. Sarah MELGENESE, Almira C. ones, Madison SHARPE, James SWEAT, Lavina TAYLOR. - - - - Mrs E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Notice in Attachment) ... GEORGE KESLER vs PAUL STOCKBERGER. Notice is hereby given that a writ of Attachment has been by me issued against the goods and chattles, rights, credits and effects of Stockberger, and it having been made to appear by affidavit that said defendant so conceals himself that summons cannot be levied upon him, now therefore Unless the said Paul Stockberger shall be and appear before me at my office on the 27th day of September... and answer or demur to said complaint, said matter in said complaint shall be taken as true and judgment rendered accordingly... this 6th day of September, 1876. S. FOUDRAY, Justice.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 16, 1876


Rev. C. H. KIMBALL is about to take a southern trip.
Soda fountains and ice cream freezers have gone into winter quarters.
LLOYD DUNLAP and F. P. BITTERS represented Henry township at Plvmouth Wednesday.
An extra amount of passengers and freight is now passing over the I. P. & C. Railroad.
The County POOR HOUSE will be fully completed by the lst of November, the contract time.
T. MAJOR verv kindly sent us a helping hand yesterday. He is a good typo and his name is NORVAL WHITE.
LEVI HEILBRUN expects to move into his new building next week. He has a large, fine room, and will fill it with a full stock of goods.
FRED. CORNELIUS, ANTON THALMAN and JOHN EDWARDS are the only saloonists that succeeded in obtaining a license to sell "drinking liquor."
We learn that the Democrats of Henry township have nominated SIMON MILLER as candidate for Trustee...
DIED. -ANDREW GAST, a well known and worthy German citizen of Akron, died at his residence in Akron at an early hour on Thursday morning. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon.
WM. BEEBER, Marshal of the city of Huntington and oldest brother of the Beeber boys of this place, has been visiting his friends here this week and shooting ducks. As a shotist he is a success.
GRAND OPENING. On Monday, the 25th of this month, the new, grand and mammoth Clothing House of FEDER & SILBERBERG will be opened. Their rooms [in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK], which are just being completed, is by far the largest and finest in northern Indiana...

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 23, 1876

KEWANNA ITEMS, Sept. 21, 1876

E. STREET and O. MURRAY are attending the soldiers' reunion at Indianapolis.
Miss WILLIAMS was compelled to resign her position in the Kewanna school on account of sore eyes. Miss LONG will fill her place as teacher in the primary department.
On Monday last FREDERICK LAVENGOOD, living near Bruce's Lake, had his arm crushed in a cane mill. He was reaching up to get the oil and his sleeve was caught, which drew his arm in the machine, crushing it so that it had to be amputated close to the body.- - - ELI LEITER.


DIED. -LEN. DOWNS' child, 11 months old, died last Saturday and was buried Sunday.
A good job of STREET GRADING has been done in the vicinity of the depot this week.
S. O. BEEBER is a good painter and wishes us to say that he is now in the market as a plain and fancy artist.
C. A. MTTCHELL will occupy the large, commodious and elegant store room under the new opera hall in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK, with a large stock of fancy and domestic
drv goods, under the name of the NEW YORK CASH STORE.
B. F. MECHLING, and HENRY HOLZMAN, two enterprising business young men, go to Hillsdale, Mich., next week to engage in the mercantile trade. Both are honest and energetic men, well and favorably known throughout this county, and we wish the boys abundant success in their undertaking...

NEAT AND CLEAN . The new meat market in the red front, opposite the post office, is one of the neatest and cleanest places in town. Fresh meats of all kind are served there in the neatest style and at the lowest possible price... PETER WEASNER.

As Mr. MITCHELL moves shortly I am obliged to make a change in my business. All persons having work of any kind left with me and for repair, will oblige me by calling and getting it at once. E. E. CHANDLER.

(Sheriff's Sale) ELIZABETH ELAM vs BARKDOLL & KENNEDY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 14th dav of October, 1876... Lots number three hundred and one (301), three hundred and two (302), three hundred and three (303) and three hundred and four (304) ... Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... Also lot four hundred and twenty-two (422) of Lyon & Kendrick's addition to the town of Rochester... Taken as the property of SAMUEL BARKDOLL and EMI KENNEDY at the suit of ELIZABETH ELAM vs BARKDOLL & KENNEDY... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) LEWIS H. NOBLE and JOSEPH NOBLE vs. REUBEN DARR and MARGARET DARR... I will expose at public sale ... Saturday, the 14th dav of October, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton countv... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton Countv. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Atty's for Pl'ff.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 30, 1876

[Letter from Peabody, Kan., Sept. 19, 1876 to Eds. SENTINEL, signed J. K. NELLANS telling about conditions in general there.]

GREAT CLOSING OUT SALE! Special Notice. The firm of HEILBRIJN & WILE having dissolved partnership, the undersigned, who continues at the old stand ... north room in BALCONY BUILDING. M. WILE...


HEILBRUN has began business in his neat and commodious store room.
FEDER & SILBERBERG have commenced to arrange their new stock in their elegant room.
The DEPOT STREET has received a heavy coat of gravel. New sidewalks will probably come next.
WILLIAM WALLACE, Jr., formerly of this place, but now from Ohio, struck this town Thursday night. He intends to remain with his relatives and friends a few days only.
F. M. ELLIOTT, so long and favorably known in this place as pastor of the Presbyterian church, will preach his valedictory sermon to-morrow morning...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Sept. 30, 1876: R. ACKMAN, Millard BELL, Mrs. M. BUCK, Miss Sedalia BURNS, Ida BURTON, Sanford BAKER, S. H. BAKER, Mrs. Mattie BARRETT, Mrs. Lucetta BAKER, Jas. M. CLEMONS, Joseph COLONS, Mrs. Di. V. CRAIG, Ramel CRAWFORD, Mrs. Ama DAVIS, Jols DAUSON, Mrs. Maggie ELKINS, Eliza EARANS, Peter FUNK, Mrs. Maggie HILL, Mrs. Barbra HOOVER, Wm. INCHROME, J. W. JENKINS, Miss Eom JOHNSON, Joseph JACKSON, A. J. KEIBER, M. J. KENEDY, Mrs. Emily LOOMIS, C. F. MUNSON, Moses MCkee, Wm. McBRIDE, Adam NETCHER, Mrs. Harriet PINGORY, L. A. REID, Mrs. Harriet ROSS, Miss Cassil ROBBINS, Mrs. Mary RUSSEL, W. H. RICHARDS, Jessie SHRIVER, SHOEMAKER, E. SMITH, Wm. SHIVELY, J. VERMILLION, J. F. WAGONER, A. S. or Bert WARD, Henry WERLY, John WERR, James M. WILHELM, Catherine WILSON, Wm. S. YELLS, John ZABST. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Sheriff's Sale) CHARLES HINDEL vs S. L. STOCKBERGER et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 21st day of October, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice in Attachment) ... WILLIAM DUNLAP and PEARSON BURNS vs SIMON BYBEE... that said defendant, SIMON BYBEE, has left his home and said county, taking with him property subject to execution... said SIMON BYBEE shall be and appear before me at my office in Newcastle township... and answer or demur to said complaint.. (or) will be heard and determined in his absence... this 27th day of September, 1876. ABNER WOOD, Justice.

ROCEHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 7, 1876

(Sheriff's Sale) JERRY DRUDGE vs S. L. STOCKBERGER et al... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of October, 1876... (real estrte, described) situated in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN B. STUMPH & CO. vs D. P. CARR... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 28th day of October, 1876... (real estate. described) situate in Fulton county... Taken as the property of DAVID P. CARR at the suit of JOHN B. STUMPH & CO. vs D. P. CARR... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.
(Notice of Administration) ... THOMAS WILSON, EDWARD TONER appointed Executors of the estate of JOHN WALLACE, late of Fulton county, deceased... October 3, 1876.


Flagstone sidewalk in front of the Centennial block.
DIED. -Mrs. A. GAST died at her residence in Akron on Wednesday and was buried yesterday. Her husband preceded her over the river of death but a short time since. The large family of children mourn for the departure of their loved parents and the community for the loss of two valuable citizens.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, Monday, Sept. 25th, JOSEPH BENDEL of Lexington, Ky., and Miss SARAH SAMUELS of this place.
The ceremony was performed by a Rabbi from Chicago. The happy couple left the same night for Cincinnati. They will visit Louisville and several other southern cities.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Oct. 4, 1876

DIED. -A child of JACOB BRUCE was buried on Friday last.
A. D. TONER is spending a few days in Indianapolis.
The new store of PHILLIPS & HUDKINS is now in full blast.
The MASONIC HALL and drug store will be finished this fall.
M. C. PHILLIPS and family have returned from their visit to ohio.
Mrs. PETER APT, CHARLES APT and MOLLIE PHILLIPS have gone on a visit to Ohio. ..
JENNIE LEITER, of Nappa, Cal., is minus a part of her wardrobe. Detectives are watching about the corners to see who is wearing somebody else's dress.
About twenty persons went on an excursion to Chicago from this place on yesterday. Fare from Winamac for round trip, $1.75. Cheap riding -- less than one cent per mile.
A late letter from WM. BALL of Lincoln, Neb., states that Mrs. BALL is but little if any better with the treatment of her cancer. The hoppers have damaged their crops very much. - - - - ELI LEITER.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 14, 1876


Dance last might at FEDER & CO.'s new hall.
A. L. SHAFER will teach school in Akron next winter.
DIED. -The burial of Mr. and Mrs. EMI KENNEDY's child took place yesterday.
The CENTRAL and WALLACE hotels have been comfortably packed this week.
CHAS. CAFFYN and W. H. CARTER started for the Centennial Wednesday night.
JOHN F. FROMM intends to spend a few weeks in Indianapolis next winter.
LOLLA SAMUELS has departed for Austin, Texas, where he will locate permanently.
SAM. SWARTWOOD returned from the Centennial Tuesday night just in time to -- lose his vote.
Rev. C. H. KIMBALL boarded the train Wednesday noon for Louisiana, where he will remain seveval weeks.
C. K. BITTERS, of Valparaiso, arrived home in due time to cast his first vote for Democracy and reform.
SHEPHERD & DENISTON are about ready to commence the hardware trade in the largest store room in Northern Indiana.
The DUNLAP BROTHERS of Akron have removed to Silver Lake, on the Cincinnati, Wabash and Michigan Railroad.
JOSEPH A. MYERS and J. A. HUGHSTON left this place on Thursday night for the Centennial show and other places of interest in the East.
MARRIED. -GOTTLIEB F. SEEMEYER, Lutheran preacher of this place, married Miss WILHELMINA FRANKE at Fort Wayne on Sept. 28th. The happy couple are now in this place.
W. S. BRACKETT, of Chicago, delivered the finest speech of the season at the Court House last Monday night...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Oct. 14, 1876: John AUFFLES, Eliza C. BECKER, Ellen BAKER, James BAKER, Elijah CAMPBELL, Wesley DAVIS, C. C. DAWSON, M. C. DAVIS, Jesse FLINNER, John FARNER , Charles GRABER, EMMA GENEDY, John HAHN, Wm. HUNTER, J. HOLLOWELL, HUMPHREY, Frances HUNTER, M. C HUNTER, Nom HOLDER, Nathan HEGGE, C. HISEY, Ella HARRAS, W, H. KEIVER, Henrv LEE, John MILLER, Prosper MICKEY, Allie MORRIS, E. R. MACTUIOS, Allis MARTIN, Anna MOORE, Mary NETCHER, Margret NOLE, N. G. OWENS, Sarah H. PINTS, A. C. ROBBINS, B. SPOHN, Mat SMITH, Rachel YARLOT, R. A. YARLOT. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

OFFICIAL VOTE OF FULTON COUNTY (tabulations of state and local candidates - too lengthy to include herein)

MT. VERNON ITEMS, October 11, 1876
There are a lot of dogs in this township which still continue to diminish the sheep crop. The other night they made a raid on a flock of 44 head belonging to JAMES WARE and killed and crippled 40 out of the number.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... JAMES PUTMAN vs ANGELETTA PUTMAN... plaintiff by CALKINS & SLICK, attorneys... that said defendant, ANGELETTA PUTMAN, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 13th day of October, 1876... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Sheriff's Sale) FIRST NATIONAL BANK vs WELCH & TRACY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 4th day of November, 1876... All the right, title and interest of SAMUEL TRACY in and to (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. A. C. COPELAND , Att'y for Pl'ff.

H. E. SHERWIN, Dentist, office, north front room second floor of BALCONY BUILDING, Main street, Rochester, Ind...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 21, 1876

(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES KEELEY vs FRANCIS BURNS and EMELINE BURNS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of Ncvember 1876... Lot number four hundred and ninety-seven (497) in H. B. Jamison's addition to the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. S. KEITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) TRAVELERS' INSURANCE CO. vs WILLIAM B. MILLER, MARGRATE D. MILLER, LEVI M. DOWNEY, ISAAC W. BROWN and EMMA BROWN... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of November, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Att'ys for Pl'ff.

(Sheriff's Sale) WM. BUMBARGER, Administrator of the estate of ELIZABERH RITTER vs HENRY B. JAMISON, ELIZZA JAMISON and ANDREW W. HENDRICKS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 11th day of November, 1876... The north half of lot number one hundred and sixteen (116) as described on the new plat of the town of Rochester... SIDNEY R. MOON, Sheriff of Fulton County. CALKINS & SLICK, Atty's for Pl'ff.


JOHN HENRY HOOVER is a survivor of the Andersonville prison.
The CENTENNIAL OPERA HALL is ready for business. Go and see it.
F. P. BITTERS will plant educational twigs at Argos during the coming winter. Mr. and Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS have gone east to visit at Philadelphia and Washington.
A number of hard looking emigrant wagons have passed through this place this week.
LYMAN BRACKETT was somewhat indisposed during the forepart of the week, but is on his feet again.
F. M. ELLIOTT, I. WALKER and J. B. ELLIOTT were among the number that took Indianapolis in this week.
MINNIE HUGHSTON, of Michigan City, is visiting the old home and her many friends in this place. She still holds to the bloom of youth.
KEWNEY & DAVIS, young gentlemen of energy and enterprise, are now running a first-class bakery at RALSTIN's old stand in the WALLACE HOUSE BLOCK.
Dr. H. E. SHERWIN has opened a dental office in BALCONY BUILDING and invites all who wish anything in his line to give him a call...
C. H. BEERY, of the church store, has concluded to play it alone on dry goods and is now arranging a large stock at the brick store in Akron....
JOHN FOUTS left his home in Richland township about a month ago for the purpose of going to Plymouth to procure a job of work for the winter. He informed his wife when he started that he would be back the next day, but he came not nor has he informed his wife or friends of his whereabouts. He was heard from at Chicago two days after he left home, since which time nothing is known of him. He left a wife and one or two children and the cause of his absence is entirely unexplainable.
DIED. -SCHUYLER C. SHELTON, brother of JOHN and WILL. SHELTON, died at the residence of his mother in Rochester cn Thursday morning and was buried yesterday, funeral services being held at the house. He was about 15 years of age and a great favorite among his schoolmates.
-A severe affliction has fallen upon Mr. and Mrs. E. H. KENNEDY of this place. On Wednesday of last week death entered the family and took from their embrace a bright 3 year old boy, and on Saturday another messenger came for FRANCIS, their boy of 5 years. Two such jewels from one family in the short space of four days causes sorrow hard to be borne bv kind parents. All good people sympathize with them in their season of great trouble.

KEWANNA ITEMS., Oct. 18, 1876

J. C. HUDKINS won a penny on the election in this township.
A. COOPER is working on the Millcreek bridge south of town.
SMITH, the jeweler of this place, made a town clock which fills the greater part of one window in his house. It is quite a piece of ingenuity.
JACOB SHOWLEY will please accept thanks for some of his best cider. He manufactured 45 loads of apples into cider last week for which he received a penny per gallon for making.
PHILLIPS & LEITER tender their thanks to the many citizens of this place and Winamac in assisting in capturing the burglars that bursted their safe, also to the conductor and engineer on No. 18 on the P. C. & St. L. R.R.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, on the 12th inst., by Rev. W. W. JONES, Miss HATTIE TONER and Mr. JOSEPH URBIN..... - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Oct. 21, 1876: J. W. CLINE, Thomas COOK, W. J. DAVIS & Co., Wm. MARSH, John KILROP, Phillip SLUSSER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

Mrs. C. MORROW's Millinery Store, Rochester, Ind., Main St., D. S. GOULD's Star Store...

ROCUSTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 28, 1876


Dr. HARTER has moved his familv up from town and is now ready for winter.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON have established a branch store here under the supervision of Mr. CHARLES BEERY...

A MYSTERY. Parties engaged in digging a grave for JAMES LOVE in the Bloomingsburg graveyard last week unearthed the remains of a man that had been recently buried in an upright position without coffin or box. The remains were put in a box and decently interred. The unexpected discovery furnishes a tough case for the citizens in that vicinity to solve.

(General Notice) Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the incorporated town of Rochester. Ind., that WM.. FERGUSON, WM. REES and JOHN P. MYERS have been appointed Fire Wardens for the town and will soon make an examination of the condition of the flues and stove pipes for the protection of the commmity...

(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of JAMES H. FORD, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, at the late residence of the decedent in Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, Indiana, on Tuesday, November 14th, 1876, the personal property... MARTIN STURGEON, Administrator.

(Notice of Administration) ... DAVID BRIGHT appointed Executor of the estate of ANDREW GAST, late of F)jlton county, deceased ... October 24, 1876.

(Administrator's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... that JOHN METZGAR, Administrator of the estate of ALEXANDER E. MOHLER. deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.


SHANNON MACKEY is acting as Constable.

BEN. ELLIOTT is now eating at the Wallace House.
JOHN F. FROMM and FRED. BOSENBERG registered at Indianapolis this week.
Ten car loads of wheat and four hundred bushels clover seed was shipped from the ROCHESTER STEAM ELEVATOR during the past ten days.
JIM BRUETTE has in his employ a new tonsorial artist who gives good satisfaction...
GEO. HOLMAN and wife returned home from the Centennial Thursday noon.
Rev. A. V. HOUSE is now occupying the new residence put up by him this season in the southwestern portion of the town.
Mr. GARRETT, of Union township, was returned from the Asylum for the Insane at Indianapolis on Wednesday sound in mind and body.
MILO SMITH has received an appointment as Notary Public and is ready to attend to all business requiring an official of that character.
MARRIED. -ANDREW J. HAIMBAUGH and Miss SARAH A. WAUGH were married in Newcastle township on Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 1876, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.
DAWSON & COOPER's new CENTENNIAL HALL is about ready for all kind of amusements. Who will dedicate it with an entertainment for the pleasure of the people?
ANDY DAVIDSON has been running his steam sawing machine in town this week. It makes stove wood cheap and fast.
Prof. E. MYERS, Superintendent of the public schools of this county, will remove from Kewanna to Rochester and make this his residence in about two weeks.
The Jewish ladies of this place will give a ball at Dawson & Cooper's new hall Thanksgiving eve., Nov. 29th...
JOHN RITTENHOUR, formerly clerk in the cheap store, is now slinging calico and muslin for ERNSPERGER & JACKSON. John makes a very smooth clerk -- he is polite and understands the business.
SHEPHERD & DENISTON are now located with an immense stock of hardware in their new and elegant rooms in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK...

DISSOLUTION. The co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned is this day by mutual consent dissolved. E. STURGEON, Esq., will continue in the practice...
E. STURGEON, R. C. SUMMERS. Oct. 23, 1876.
Mr. SUMMERS intends locating at Indianapolis...

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Oct. 28, 1876: Henry AURKIS, Mrs. R. M. BARRETT, Fred BAKER, Mrs. Mary COLE, J. W. CLULE, Emily DOUGLASS, J. W. EMMONS, Sarah ELLIOTT, Sarah FICKEL, Margaret MILLER, G. B. W. ROBBINS, Sarah REAM, P. L. STEPHENSON, Jane SMITH, A. J. ZORTMAN. John ZABEST, Joseph KAUPPENBORGER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.'

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, Notreinber 4, 1876

PETIT JURORS. The following is a list of the petit

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester Post office for the week ending Nov. 4, 1876: Clermont BRUMBAUGH, Hon. S. L. CLAY, Joseph DICKERHOFF, John A. FISHLEY, S. H. HUSTON, E. McGUIRE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

New Firm, New Goods, at the CITY BAKERY and GROCERY... Highest price paid for all kind of Country Produce... KEWNEY & DAVIS, Five doors south of the Wallace House.

Fulton County Farmers are invited to call at the new HARNESS SHOP, second door north of Central House ... G. W. STOCKTON.


CHARLES BEERY is doing well with his stock of goods at Akron.
Two very large wild geese were brought to town yesterday by G. W. GOSS.
Madam VANDERKARR is still industriously at work trying to secure the release of her husband from the Michigan City prison.
JOHN B. METZGER, of Wabash, has bought the old brewery at this place and having refitted it throughout will begin brewing beer next week.
LINKENHELT is preparing to keep Sam Tilden in power and will furnish a good looking Democratic voter in due time. It's a bouncing boy.
We are under obligations to CHAS. E. REYNOLDS, formerly the chief telegraph operator at this place, for several late Louisville papers this week.
Miss ELLA REX has been visiting in Pennsylvania for several weeks and will remain there among her friends during the winter months.
LINKENHELT's mule team wrecked one of his produce wagons on Wednesday morning by running at too high a rate of speed against a full grown shade tree.
JEREMIAH LEITER was in town yesterday and was as happy as possible for a man to be who has had his store broken open, safe bursted and his favorite dog killed.
The well known law firm of CALKINS & SLICK was dissolved this week by mutual consent. Mr. SLICK will continue in the practice at the old stand. Mr. CALKINS has not yet fully determined whether he will remain in Rochester or locate at Indianapolis.
JOHN GOSS brought a load of hay to town yesterday from five miles in the country over the worst roads west of town. He had hardly got within the corporate limits before the wagon upset and spilled the hay on the street. The Marshal and town authorities may take a hint from this and fill up the "chuckholes" on West Pearl street.

LOST. Mrs. L. S. EMRICK lost, somewhere between her home on Pearl street and ERNSPERGER & JACKSON's store, a fine gold photograph charm to be worn on watch or neck chain...

NEW FIRM. GEO. REED has taken the place of SAM TRACY in the meat market firm of SHIELDS & TRACY, but the business of furnishing all kind of fresh meats at the lowest possible prices will be continued by SHIELDS & REED....

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 11, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS. Nov 7, 1876

Dr. SEMELROTH, who has been on the sick list for more than three weeks, is at his post again.
Messrs. BALL & KELLY have shipped over fifteen thousand feet of black walnut lumber to Logansport.

(Resolutions of Condolence, Tippecanoe Grange, No. 1,115, Patrons of Husbandry... our beloved brother, JAMES H. FORD, a worthy member of our order, who died on October 11th, 1876, aged 70 years, 6 months and 14 days, and... our heartfelt sympathy and condolence to the surviving family... A. MEREDITH, E. B. POLLEY, GEO. W. RETTINGHOUSE, Com.)

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Nov. 11, 1876: Rev. Jephtha BOICOURT, Willard GOOD, Walter HARDING, Devi NEYHARD. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the room fronting on Main street 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 original plat of the town of Rochester PETER A. BAKER, Applicant.

(Application for License) to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... on the ground floor in the two-story brick building on the east end of the north half of the north half of lot number 22 new plat of the town of Rochester... JEROME EDMISTER, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the front room on the lower floor of that part of the two and a half 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) old plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN KREIG, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the one story frame building located on the south half of the north half of lot number seventy-seven (77) fronting on Main street, and owned by AUGUSTINE MEISCH, in the new addition to the town of Rochester... JOHN B. METZLER, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the first room back of the front room in the one story frame building nearest to the railroad fronting on Pearl street, on the south side of the west half of lot number three hundred and seventy-two (372) of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... JOSEPH DEWITT, Applicant.

(Notice of Administration) WILLIAM McMAHAN appointed Administrator of the estate of JAMES W. LOVE, late of Fulton county, deceased... November 4, 1876.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... JOHN P. URBIN et al vs JOHN H. POFF and ELIZABETH POFF plaintiff, by T. J. McCLARY, attorney... that said defendants are not residents of the State of Indiana ... this 6th day of November, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Executor's Sale) ... the undersigned, Executor of the last will of ANDREW GAST, late of Fulton county, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction at the late residence of the testator, in the town of Akron, in said county, on Thursday, November 30, 1876 (personal property) ... DAVID BRIGHT, Executor.

(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the lower room. of the two-story brick building fronting on South street, said room known as the NORRIS ROOM, situated on the west half of the east half of the east half of lot number twenty (20) old plat, and the west half of the east half of the east half of the south half of lot number nineteen (19) old plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN F. WOOL, Applicant.


Mr. DAN HIVELY, of Henry township, gave us a very pleasant call this week.
Another Democratic voter. SHANNON MACKEY says it's a boy and weighs eleven pounds.
Hog buyers have shipped a large lot of porkers from this place lately. Dealers are searching the country and paying good prices.
An illegal voter was discovered at GERSON's Thursday morning. It's a fair haired boy.
SYLVESTER ALSPACH and family left for Oregon last Tuesday night, where they intend to grow up with that rich and prosperous country.
E. CALKINS intends to locate in Indianapolis and distribute justice among the pious people of that moral city. Ed. will have a host of friends wherever he goes.
SIMON WHEELER, of Wayne township, was in town Wednesday to tell the boys that Wayne had 45 more Democrats than Republicans with the ditch business left out.
That man BEAVER, who left a wife and family in Newcastle township and married a young girl living a few miles south of town, has returned to Rochester after a two years' visit to Michigan City, looking much better than when he went away.

THE LITERARY ENTERTAINMENT. An intellectual treat will be given at the CENTENNIAL HALL next Wednesday evening, and this is the way it will be done:

PROGRAMME. Music, WILLIAMSONIS BAND. Address, Judge KEITH. Declamation, FITCH MONTGOMERY. Recitation, MARY BROWN. Select Reading (comic), JOHN HUNTER. Ch'cal exper'ts, Prof. WILLIAMS and others. Dialogue, SICKMAN and MONTGOMERY. Music, WILLIAMSON'S BAND. Recitation, BELLE MCCARTER. Select reading, JACOB SLICK. Recitation LIBBIE WILLIAMS. Essay, B. F. DAWSON. Oration, GEO. W. HOMAN. Select reading, Pastor KIMBALL. Music, WILLIKMSONIS BAND.
To close with general social and oyster supper. Admission, 15 cents.

KVANNA ITEMS, Nov. 9, 1876

The new CHRISTIAN CHURCH will be dedicated soon.
The new MASONIC HALL presents a fine appearance.
WM. COOK, Jr., Miss TILLA FOX and EM.--- (used to be CULP), have gone to California.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, on the 2d inst., bv the Rev. W. W. JONES, OLIVER COOK and MAGGIE WILSON, both of this township. We wish them success with "01" and more Cooks.
-On Oct. 12th, 1876, somewhere in Plymouth by some one of authority, Miss SALLIE RITCHEY and JOHN SNEP. May they ever continue Ritchey Snep.
I went foraging a few days ago over in Leitersville... LEITERSVILLE is improving -- a very nice church, a lOxl2 addition to the store, a new doctor, and CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL has built a fine residence, equal to a firstclass hotel. The kind hostess on the old homestead thinks the help in her department is not divided right and she advises that the new Trustee (SAM BARGER) had better secure a "Cook" of his own. - - - - ELI LEITER.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 18, 1876

BOARD OF EDUCATION. The Fulton County Board of Education met at the Court House on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1876, at 2 o'clock p.m., under a special call of the President, Prof. ENOCH. MYERS. On motion of J. B. ELLIOTT, J. DAWSON was elected Secretary... The following members were found to be present: Prof. E. MYERS; J. H. BUCHANAN, Wayne; DAVID LOWE, Union; S. J. BARGER, Aubbeenaubbee; JACOB WHTTTENBERGER, Henry; J. B. ELLIOTT, Rochester; A. BROWN, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON, Rochester Corporation...

KEWANNA ITEMS, Nov. 15, 1876

MILT. HILAND has just received a lot of very nice bedsteads.
The I.O.O.F. will occupy their new hall next Saturday night.
DIED. -Mr. GRAUL, an elderly gentleman living west of Bruce's Lake, was buried to-day.
Mr. WAGONER and Miss LONG are the teachers chosen to teach in the Kewanna Graded School the coming winter.
Mr. JOHN N. INGRIM, a former resident of this place, spent last Saturday and Sunday here visiting old friends. It was the first visit in the past five years. - - - - ELI LEITER.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Nov. 18, 1876: John BRUGH, Cliff DAUGHERTY, Eliza Jane EATON, Mrs. Bettie HARPER, J. B. STRICKLAND, Mrs. H. F. WALKER, J. L. WHITE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

(Sheriff's Sale) FINLEY EMMONS vs CHARLES W. HOLMAN, DELILA HOLMAN and GEORGE W. BOYCE... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of December, 1876... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county...WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

ED. CALKINS, Attorney at Law and Notary Public. Prompt attention given to collections and all legal matters. Office in HEILBRUN'S BUILDING, opposite the Court House, Rochester, Ind.


See that your stables are warm and comfortable for the winter.
Nearly three hundred persons can now.be seated in the CENTENNIAL HALL.
Eight car loads of hogs were shipped from this place on Tuesday by MERRICK & CO.
A select party of young folks enjoyed a social bop at the residence of M. L. ESSICK on Monday evening.
DOC. BENNETT, the water meter and patent right man so well known in this place, was in town this week.
ALLMAN BROTHERS will remove to the DANZIGER block some time next week...
JOHN D. VANDERKARR is confined to his prison bed with rheumatism. His friends are very anxious to have him pardoned.
A happy crowd danced to the inspiring music of WILLIAMSON's string band at FEDER & SILBERBERG'S new hall Friday night, Nov. 10th.
We learn that young ROBERT WALLACE will act as deputy for our new Sheriff. "Bob" can easily prove to be the right man in the right place.
GEO. HAZLET received severe injuries about the left shoulder while assisting in removing the anvils last Saturday night...
MONTGOMERY & TONER have erected a small stockyard and a neat, commodious office near the stave factory. They are now better prepared to handle stock than any other dealer in the country.
The fall term of the Rochester Graded School closed yesterday. A public exhibition was given at the CENTENNIAL HALL last night by the pupils of the school. A vacation of two weeks will take place before the opening of the winter term.
Prof. WILLIAMS, J. E. CLARKE, ANNIE KEITH, TELLA LYON, with Miss JENNIE HILTON as organist, furnished the vocal music for the entertainment on Wednesday evening and it was as pleasing as any part of the exercises, not excepting the oyster supper,
The acoustic arrangements of the new CENTENNIAL HALL are by no means perfect. It is with the utmost difficulty that auditors in the rear of the room can distinguish the words of the speaker on the stage, which makes it very unpleasant and annoying to hearers.
DIED. -Mrs. RANNELLS, wife of Dr. SCOTT RANNELLS, died at their home in Etna Green on Thursday. The relatives and friends of both the doctor and his departed wife reside at this place, and her remains will be brought here for interment, which will prorably take place to-morrow.
Mr. ED. CALKINS has concluded to remain in Rochester and has opened an office in the HEILBRUN BUILDING, directly opposite the Court House. He has been practicing law for many years at this place ...
We are reliably informed that the nucleus of a joint stock company has been formed with a subscription of several thousand dollars already secured for the building of a large and grand HOTEL on the corner of South and Madison streets, better known as the MITCHELL CORNER ...

FOR SALE. Valuable business lots, 250 feet east of Centennial block, fronting on South street. Enquire of Dr. W. HILL.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 25, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, November 20, 1876

Remember our township Sabbath school convention will meet at the West Union Presbyterian church December 30th, 1876.
EDWjkRD SWEET, of Royal Center, is now postmaster at that place, while our mail is now carried by JOSEPH TERRELL from the same place, and we shall soon try for mail twice or three times a week.
One of the old landmarks of Rochester was destroyed by the fire on Tuesday morning. What was known as the "OLD CHAMBERLAIN HOUSE" was built away back in the history of the past when this portion of the countrv was a howling wilderness. It was for many years the city of refuge where the belated traveler, plodding through this wild and dense forest, sought shelter at night from the wild beasts and still wilder Indians that here abounded. Around its huge fireplaces have gathered the pioneers and early settlers to recount their bitter experiences in this new country and to dream of happiness and prosperity in the future when it should be converted into broad and fertile fields and populous towns and villages as it is at present. Within its old walls have also been seasons of pleasure and great joy. The blushing maiden beauties of early days, who toiled at the spinning wheel or wove coarse clothes for the manly youths who felled the trees or held the plow, have tripped the light fantastic toe o'er its puncheon floors from dewy eve to early morn to the soul inspiring strains drawn from the bowels of a cracked violin in the hands of an ancient Ole Bull. The old settlers of this county still remember the many happy hours spent there with the jolly and hospitable landlord. But alas! the place where youth and beauty met in sweet communion; where the middle aged and old told their stories and cracked their jokes; where apple jack and hard cider flowed more free than the water down Mill Creek -- is now no more since the flames have licked it up and scattered its ashes to the four winds of heaven. Thus one by one the monuments that served to refresh the recollections that this was once a country of fun and frolic are passing away.

WHAT WAS DONE AT THE TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. School Building, Rochester, Ind., Nov. 20, 1876.
Supt. MYERS called the meeting to order with a few pointed remarks ... L. E. RANNELLS was nominated and elected Recording Secretary, COMMODORE MONTGOMERY assistant and F. D. HAIMBAUGH Enrolling Secretary... (Names mentioned): Mr. CHAPLIN, of Warsaw, Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, Prof. WILLIAMS, Miss STURGEON, Mr. WAGNER, Mr. SICKMAN, C. S. KNOTT, Prof. BELL, Prof. FERTICH, Miss LIBBIE WILLIAMS, HUGH BROWN, Mr. D. B. VEAZEY, of New York city, Miss IDA HAKIN, B. F. DAWSON...


We are informed that a petition (with no signatures) has been sent to the Governor for the pardon of JOHN D. VANDERKARR.
DICK SANDS was in town last Wednesday. At the suggestion of a certain individual, he returned to his home and will hereafter keep silent.
CHARLEY PLANK will "teach the young ideas" where, when and how to shoot at the Saw Mill School; CURG., RANNELLS swings the birch at Mt. Zion; CHES. CHINN manipulates the rod away down in Wayne; FRANK DAWSON will "walk their chunk" at Prairie Union -- and ABLE BOWERS WILL introduce the apple-eating system at Millark.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Nov. 22, 1876

A little girl came to FRANK GRAHAM's who wanted to attend the dedication, but Frank said she was too young.
Miss EMMA BARNETT returned from the State Normal last Saturday. She intends teaching in Wayne this winter.
A son of MAT. KUHN had his arm broken by a wagon running over him. Dr. CLELAND was called to repair injuries.
The new church was dedicated last Sunday and the sub-scription for the same was increased $625, which made the total amount necessary to complete it. The lot and building
is valued at over $2,200. Elder CARPENTER preached the dedicatory sermon.
The Kewanna school and most of the schools in the township will commence next week - - - - ELI LEITER.

FIENDISH FLAMES. The music of the fire alarm called out the natives last Tuesday morning that they might occupy back seats and see an old two-story frame building at the north end of town lapped up by the furious flames. The fire was discovered at about 3 o'clock and an hour later the house was reduced to ashes. The building was occupied by Mrs. CULVER and her three children. It is supposed that the fire originated from a defective flue. The flames spread so rapidly that the family found it very inconvenient to escape without experiencing suffocation. We understand that the building was insured for fifteen hundred dollars and the furniture for a thousand more which will evidently completely cover all damages.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... SAMUEL RUSSELL, Adm'r of the estate of ANDREW J. CUBBPRLY, deceased vs LEWIS CUBBERLY... that said defendant, LEWIS CUBBERLY, was a non-resident of the State of Indiana... this 24th day of November, 1876. E. R. N, Justice.


A. L. SHAFER has been engaged as principal of the Akron school.
Nearly one hundred teams have hauled hogs to town this week.
The hotels have had a good run of commercial runners this week.
DIED. -An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JACOB GERSON died at an early hour on Monday morning.
Remember the Presbyterian social at the residence of WILLIAM WOODS next Monday night.
The new County POOOR HOUSE is a safe and comfortable retreat for persons who will be unable to brave the rigors of winter unaided.
Forty years ago Uncle BEN WILSON assisted in raising the building that was burned this week and gave us a number of names of persons who were also present.
CHARLEY BLOOM has been on duty as night watchman over three or four blocks in the south end of town for a week or more and there has been but one night since he began his patrolling that he has not captured one or more tramps and furnished them lodging in the calaboose. The town is full of dead beats who only wait a favorable opportunity to commit a burglary and escape with their booty ...

CYRUS McCARTER was arraigned before Esquire STRADLEY this week on a charge of bastardy by MARY L. RICHARDSON. In default of bail he was put in durance vile to await the coming session of the Circuit Court. His offer to marry the outraged maiden and thereby settle the difficulty was rejected. He is the same young man who in a fit of temporary insanity attempted to take the life of his wife, mother-in-law and himself. He survived the pistol shot in his forehead inflicted by his own hand to answer for this, the last charge of crime against him.

A CANDY MANUFACTORY and first-class confectionery establishment has recently been added to the business interests of Rochester. Mr. F. J. ADAMS, who has traveled over most of the countries of the world, has located here and opened in the HOLZMAN building in the north end of town an establishment for the manufacture of all kind of plain and fancy candy, also confections of every description. There is no good reason why an institution of that character should not prosper here...
(Trustee's Notice) Notice is hereby given that business pertaining to the office of Trustee of Newcastle township, Fulton county, Indiana, will be transacted at my residence on Monday of each week. MOSES NELLANS, Trustee of Newcastle Township.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 2, 11876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, November 29, 1876

Our public schools opened on last Monday with a good attendance with our young friend, CHES. CHINN, in charge.
MARRIED. -Mr. M. H. MILLER and Miss M. E. SNYDER have started on a lifelong journey. May joy and happiness ever go with them and in after years have many little Millers to grind their wheat.

THE FIRE. A portion of our edition had been worked off last Saturday morning when the fire in the BEEBER BLOCK occurred. The facts in relation to the fire are so generally known throughout the county that it is hardly necessary to refer to them now except for the purpose of making the record of passing events complete.
As stated in a portion of our last week's edition a fire was discovered in the rear room of what was known as the "CORNER GROCERY" in the Beeber block, at about 3 o'clock on last Saturday morning. The discovery was made by CHARLEY BLOOM, the night watchman. Being unable to extinguish the flames he gave the alarm promptly, but before sufficient force arrived the fire was beyond all control of the appliances at hand for combating it. Various theories are advanced as to how the fire originated none of which are very plausible. The fact rf there being a pile of old clean rags in a room used only as a wareroom without any stove, does not satisfy the people that it was one of spontaneous combustion. Whatever may be the facts as to its origin it is certain that the wooden row of one and tvo-story buildings that adorned the corner of Main and Pearl streets, in which was located WM. GROVE's grocery, BERT. WOOLEY's bakery, JIM BRUETTE's barber shop, the Misses WHISTLER's millinery shop, a sewing machine office and Dr. BROWN's office, is no more. Dr. SPOHN's office, adjacent to the block, was likewise destroyed. Most of the personal effects of the parties were saved. The buildings destroyed were not by any means expensive ones, but they answered well for the purposes for which they were.used. The total loss of buildings and effects cannot exceed $5,000. The Beeber Bros. had no insurance, but Dr. SPOHN will be partially indemnified for the loss of his neat office. It was by the greatest difficulty that a dwelling in close proximity to Dr. Spohn's office, and occupied by Mr. ABRAMS, was saved. The fire department and citizens generally worked manfully and deserve great credit for the care with which the goods were removed and preventing the further spread of the conflagration.


Wild turkeys are shot in the woods northeast of here.
Policemen FERGUSON and BLOOM are giving good satisfaction.
Wild hay and hungry cows may now be seen on Main street every day.
The front office over JESSE SHIELDS' dry goods store is now occupied by Dr. BROWN.
The A. O. MTLLER troupe will spread themselves at the new hall Mondav night.
MILO SMITH, JAS. BEEBER and other insurance agents have issued plenty of policies since the recent conflgration.
JIM BROWN, the cigarmaker, pretends to teach dancing school somewhere near Plymouth. Jim can sing, call and dance.
"Hamlet" at the CENTENNIAL HALL Monday night. The A. O. MILLER troupe has the reputation of being first-class. Don't fail to attend.
Among the solid farmers of the county who renewed their subscriptions this week was SIMON WHEELER, of Wayne, and ABRAM GRINDLE, of Henry.
ED. CALKINS has removed his headquarters from HEILBRUN's new building to the office in the Masonic building formerly occupied by Mr. KEITH.
JULIUS ROWLEY's wife and daughter landed in this place some time last week. They intend to remain here with Mr. ROWLEY during the winter.
The net proceeds of the Hebrew ladies' ball given on Wednesday evening amount to $35, which will be dispensed to persons worthy to receive charity.
A large number of teams were hitched to the Main street racks every day this week. Merchants have certainly done a paying business since Monday.
The Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society hereby return especial thanks to MAX SAMUELS and WM. FERGUSON for donating their valuable services at the dance Wednesday night.
Dr. SPOHN and A. V. HOUSE are now located in the front office of the HEILBRUN BUILDING where they will be pleased to entertain their old customers and all who desire pills or policies.
Dr. REX lately had the pleasure of entertaining his brother-in-law, CALVERT GILBERT of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. His short stay here was a pleasant one as he had not met Mr. Rex for nearly fifteen years.
FRED FROMM, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON and other solid business men are endeavoring to purchase a suitable lot on which to build a brick block next spring. The probabilities are that they will erect a large building opposite the Wallace House.
MARRIED. -PHEBE REDMAN was granted a divorce Tuesday and in less than two hours after obtaining her matrimonial dissolution she spliced to another man... [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: PHEBE E. J. QUALLS m. SILAS REDMAN Feb. 10, 1876; PHEBE E. J. REDMAN m. WILLIAM MOSSMAN, Nov. 29, 1876.]
The tradesmen who occupied the BEEBER BLOCK are now in running order. BERT WOOLEY occupies the first room north of the post office, BRUETTE has his barber shop upstairs in the Centennial block and Mr. GROVE has moved into the store room next to the bank.
Among the happy dancers at the Hebrew ball Wednesday night we noticed JOSEPH LAUER, ex-Senator SMITH, EDWARD CALKINS, Dr. PLANK, LEVI HEILBRUN and JAS. BEEBER, all accompanied by their ladies. Seventy-five couple participated ... The following are the members of the society: The Mrs. LAUER, SAMUELS, ROSENBERG, WILE, SILBERBERG, ABRAMS and GOLDSMITH.
A bad case was brought before Esquire on Tuesday which illustrates youthful depravity to an alarming extent. MARY L. NEISS, a young girl of less than fourteen years, filed an affidavit against ROBERT SPERRY, a youth of less than seventeen years, charging him with being the father of an illegitimate child of which she is about to become the mother. The boy was recognized to appear before the Judge of the Circilit court in a bond of $200, while the childish girl mourneth the lots cf departed virtue and awaiteth the verdict of the court to give her immunities for the damages she has sustained. Both parties live but a short distance west of town.
DIED. -On the 16th ult., at his residence in the west part of Fulton county, Mr. THOMAS KING; also on the 23d ult., at the same place, Mrs. KING, widow of the former. The disease of both was lung fever.
Both were born in the north of Ireland in the year 1800. Two or three years after their marriage they removed to this country. Here first they resided in New York City six years, then about twenty years near Circleville, Ohio, and then removed to this county, where at their death they had been living twenty-nine years. Of their family two sons and three daughters survive, all of whom have for years been settled with homes and families of their own. Mr. and Mrs. King were descendants of ancestors who had, to escape persecution, left Scotland and settled in north Ireland. Such was the origin of many of the inhabitants of that part of Ireland, hence called Scotch-Irish. The Scotch-Irish were and are generally a people industrious, intelligent and virtuous, a Protestant, Bible reading people. From them has come a valuable element in the population of the United States. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fu!ton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Leit ers Ford I.O.O.F., Aubbeenaubbee Township: THOMAS KING died Nov. 16, 1876, age 76 years; MARTHA KING, wife of T. KING died Nov. 24, 1876, age 77 years.]


MARRIED. -On Thursday last, HENRY MECHLING to Miss MOLLY BEEHLER. May peace be with them.
SAMUEL BEEBER is stopping this winter with one of the reunionists who fought and bled through the late war -- J. B. GIBBENS.
S. CAVENDER, not having any appointments on last Sabbath, went to Rochester to get a supply of sewing machine attachments.
Sewing machines generally have gone through a process of cleaning. One DOWNEY, formerly of Rochester, and S. CAVENDER, local preacher in the Albright church, are in that business.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 9, 1876

MT. VERNON ITEMS, December 4, 1876

On the 30th inst. we expect to hold a Sabbath school convention at the West Union Presbyterian church, near Fletcher's Lake... address by Dr. SEMELROTH...
All the above exercises will be interspersed with singing and music. Messrs. REX and CARUTHERS, of Rochester, are expected to be present with one of their organs .... We expect some of the Sabbath school men from Logansport, such as Col. FLORA, S. T. M'CONNELL and A. M. GIBSON, also look for Prof. D. E. BRYER to conduct the singing, and expect a speaker from Rochester...

KEWANNA ITEMS, Dec. 6, 1876

A new supply of school desks have been received in the lower room of the Kewanna school.
The little child of WM. L. WHITE was slightly wounded in the foot by the discharge of a shotgun that was accidently thrown down.
DIED. -The only child of E. L. YARLOT and wife was brought to this place on Tuesday last for interment. It died at their residence in Knox after an illness of but a few hours. Age, 12 months.
The second annual musical convention of the KEWANNA MUSICAL SOCIETY will be held at this place commencing on Dec. 25th and continuing five days, closing with a grand concert on Saturday evening, 30th inst.
Messrs. COOPER and BRUMBACK have each built cellars on top of the ground, which they claim is far superior to the underground cellars. They have their buildings arranged for cellars, ice house, kitchen or bed-rooms and warrant nothing to freeze.
The new M.E. CHURCH at Leiter's Ford is now completed and will be dedicated on Dec. 24th. The people of all denominations assisted in building the church, agreeing that the one giving the greatest amount should own the church, which amount was given by the friends and members of the M.E. church. - - - - ELI LEITER.


MARION REITER returned from Indianapolis Wednesday.
TOM. EIDSON has not worked any this week just because it was a girl.
MONTGOMERY & CO. paid out nearly ten thousand dollars for hogs during the first two days of this week.
We are under obligations to ABRAM GRINDLE, of Henry, for a basket of fine apples. Farmers are apt to remember the poor.
The Akron mail wagon now supports an old fashion cover that bluffs the storms and affords much protection for the grumbling passengers.
The new CENTENNIAL BLOCK will soon be graced with a place where you can get a "nip." JOHNNY WOOL will open a saloon in one of the main rooms
The ROCHESTER CIGAR FACTORY does a steady, paying business. The institution might be enlarged and made more comfortable and convenient for its numerous patrons.
DIED. -I. W. BROWN's eldest boy, EDDIE, was carried to his last resting place last Sabbath. Little Eddie was three years and ten months old, and being the first born, was the pride and joy of his parents.
The ROCHESTER CORNET BAND blowed some of their lively pieces for the Miller theatrical troupe Monday and Tuesday nights. The musical folks of this county can well feel proud of the Rochester Band.
It may be news to some of our readers to learn who are the members of the string band that was recently organized in this place ... WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, JAMES CHAPIN, LEVI EMRICK, MARK SAMUELS and WILLIAM RANNELLS.
The business men at the north end have employed a NIGHT WATCHMAN. His beat is from the TIVOLI HALL to FARRINGTON's stand.
... such harmonious, delightful sounds were made by a Mr. LIPMAN, of Cincinnati, and Mr. WILLIAMSON of this place. These two musical gentlemen with their charming instruments entertained and enthused a large attentive crowd at the TIVOLI HALL Thursday night ...
A company, consisting of ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, D. W. LYON, J. B. ELLIOTT, PERRY SHORES, CHRIS. HOOVER, E. KIRTLAND and J. F. FROMM, has been organized for the purpose of building eight two-story rooms with basements on the site now occupied by the old wooden row opposite the Wallace House. The [COMMERCIAL] BLOCK will be built of brick and constructed in an architectural manner. The building will cover half of the square and all of the rooms are intended to be one hundred feet long. The old buildings now in the way will probably be removed and pulled to pieces during the winter. The company have already commenced contracting for building material. As soon as the lots are ready, laborers will commence excavations.
DIED. -Mrs. MARGRET MACKEY, wife of DAVID MACKEY and mother to SHANNON MACKEY of this place, at Tyner City on Saturday, Dec. 2d, aged 68 years.
She was well known and highly respected in the community in which she lived.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Dec. 9, 1876: Joy ANDERSON, Rosa F. ABBOTT, Lucinday BASS, Frank O. BALDWIN, Dan BAGG, Laura BURNS, G. H. BURROWS, W. H. BURNS, William BRUGH, P. M. BUCHANAN, Eugene CARTER, F. CARTER, James CAMPBELL, Carrie P. DAWSON, Enoch DECKER, Chas. ELBRING, Mrs. Mattie FAUCET, Annie FIELDS, William HOUSE, William IRVIN, Alvin R. KNADLER, Robt. McALEXANDER, Jessey MERRIDITH, J. M. MEEK, Mary J. MILLER, K. V. MOOR, Melissa NORRS, Wm. PETZLEFF, W. H. REED, E. L. RLEINE, Mrs. Susie REID, Amanda REAM, Syrus RICKELS, Charles STAHL, Chas. WHEELDON, Ama WILLIAMS, C. B. WOODWORTH & Co. - - - - Mrs.E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

TEETH. Dr. SHERWIN is putting up better artificial teeth on rubber or celluloid for less money than any dentist in the State. All work warranted. Teeth extracted without pain. Rooms in BALCONY BUILDING, Rochester, Ind.

NEW STORE. First door north of the bank ... groceries that was carefully selected by... J. F. FROMM. Mr. CAL. VANTRUMP bought Mr. GROVE's remaining stock and afterward sold to Fronm...

WANTED. Dressed hogs, at the ROCHESTER ELEVATOR, for which the highest cash price will be paid. L. M. MONTGOMERY.

FOR SALE. A fine collection of paintings, drawings, busts, skulls, cast of brain and a full set of anatomical outline plates, just what is wanted for lectures on anatomy, physiology, phrenology, &c. Call on or address Dr. F. C. SEMELROTH, Blue Grass, Fulton Co., Ind.

(Trustee's Notice) Notice is hereby given that the business pertaining to the office of Trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, Indiana, will be transacted at my residence near Leiter's Ford, in said township, on the first and third Saturday of each month. S. J. BARGER, Trustee of Aub. township.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 16, 1876

DIED. -SARAH MARIAH JOliNSON, wife of ISRAEL JOHNSON, a well known citizen of Fulton county, Indiana, departed this life on Dec. 6th, 1876.
She was born in Miami county, Ohio, Dec, 22, 1822, came to this county in the year 1836, was united in marriage with Israel Johnson in December, 1840, united with the church of Christ in 1858, and lived a worthy, noble Christian life to the last. The deceased leaves a noble husband and five children to mourn their loss, together with a large circle of relatives and all who knew her. She has four children who preceded her over the river. She raised several orphans and was universlly esteemed as a friend of the poor. Farewell, mother, rest; they warfare is over, and thine is a blessed rest! - - - -Eld. A. WALKER.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Dec. 13, 1876

ED TONER bought a hog of PETER BIXLER that weighed 620 lbs.
Elder UTTER is expected to perform the dedicatory services of the M.E. CHURCH at Leiter's Ford on Sunday, 24th inst.
ANDREW KING, a resident of southern Illinois, has been spending a few weeks visiting old friends in Aubbeenaubbee.
JOE McKEE, the old and new miller, can now be found in the KEWANNA MILLS. Everybody knows that Joe can make good flour.
The spelling mania has commenced. Five cents admittance was charged at the spelling match in this place last Tuesday night ... to buy prizes for the best spellers. Miss JESSIE SPARKS carried off the first prize and J. F. WILSON the second awarded Tuesday night ... Mr. WAGONER is determined to get up an interest in spelling.
The Kewanna TIMES-PILOT-POST printing office has been sold to DUGAR & CARNES, of Whitley county. J. C. PHILLIPS, (the writer), J. W. CARTER, J. M. McAFEE, T. W. FIELDS, O. F. SNOOK and WHITE & DAVIS can look back over the past history of Kewanna and see how mightily they once wielded the editorial pen within its borders. There is now no press in the place... - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Sheriff's Sale) CITIZENS' BUILDING, LOAN AND SAVING ASSIN vs FRANK T. McLAUGHLIN. By virtue of an execution te me directed from the CIerk of the Cass Circuit Court I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 6th day of January, 1877... (real estate, described) situte in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) WILLILM ASHTON vs AUGUSTUS D. CORNELIUS... I will expose at public Sale... Saturday, the 6th day of January, 1877... The south half (1/2) of lot number thirty-three (33) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

METZLER's LUNCH ROOM SALOON & BILLARD HALL is the place to get the best brands of liquors, Whiskies, Brandies, Wines and Gin, Tobaccos, Cigars, Pigsfeet, Tripe, Pickled Tongue and general lunch. Call at the first door south of FLINN's opposite the Court House.


LOW PRTCES Triumphant ... at the New store of HEILBRUN and SON... Dress Goods ... Boot and Shoe Department ... Clothing Dept.... we buy all kind of Country Produce and pay the highest market price in cash... HEILBRUN & SON, Directly opposite the Court House.


A company of amateurs will play "Bitter Sweet" at the CENTENNIAL HALL Christmas evening.
Judge KEITH goes to Plymouth on Monday to open his first term of Circuit Court in that county.
BEN. ELLIOTT purchased nearly six hundred hides this week. Ben ships that commodity by the car load.
In the absence of Judge KEITH, ENOCH STURGEON and ED. CALKINS occupied the bench a few hours this week.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND intends visiting friends at Richmond, this state, during the holidays. CURG RANNELLS will be the affable deputy P.M. until Miss Ryland returns.
Teamsters are hauling stone for the basement of the new design [COMMERCIAL BLOCK] at the north end. A large force of bricklayers will commence the mud part of the work early in the spring.
Two windy fellows by the names of PETERS and CAVANDER, who hold forth somewhere in Richland township, engaged in bull-dozing last Sunday. The battle is reported to have been of short duration and fought with chairs and wind.
Young ROBERT WALLACE, the deputy Sheriff, and Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, were both admitted to the bar this week - - holiday complimentaries from friendly attorneys. Either one of these gentlemen would evidently make a first-class attorney by application and practice.
Fulton Lodge, No. 79, F. & A. M., elected the following officers at its last stated communication: ISAIAH WALKER, T. J. McCLARY, ROBERT JEWELL, F. K. KENDRICK, E. KIRTLAND. Rochester Lodge, No. 436 will elect officers next Tuesday evening and Rochester Chapter one week from next Monday evening.
MARK MOORE, the overseer of the POOR FARM, informs us that he has seventeen paupers under his charge at the present time and that the number will be largely increased as soon as he moves into the new house and acquires greater accommodations for them. The new Poor House is one of the finest residences in the county, yet we presume there will be many who will object to taking up quarters therein.
Another man in Newcastle township attempted to "shuffle off" by the vigorous application of an old razor to his feed canal. JOHN SELLS lives a short distance east of Bloomingsburg and is the head of a family consisting of a wife and three children. He has been showing symptoms of a deranged mind for about three years. On Tuesday morning he was found in the smoke house with his throat horribly mangled by an old razor found in his possession. The bleeding was profuse but the wounds were not sufficient to cause death. He is now a raving maniac and for the safety of himself and others has to be bound with cords. Application has been made for his admittance to the asylum at Indianapolis.
Rev. HINMAN, of Michigan, and brother of CHARLES P. HINMAN of this place, will, we are informed, lecture at the Advent church on Saturday evening, Dec. 30th, upon the evils of secret societies in general and the Masonic order in particular. We had thought the time had gone by for such foolishness, but there appears to be yet a few who like to display their ignorance on subjects they know nothing about ....

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Dec. 16, 1876: Wm. ANDERSON, A. B. COLLINS, Alice CROSS, Fred FALKENBURG, Cathrine McDOUGAL Solomon MILLER, Jos M. POPE, Wm. SHIELDS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.

NEW BAKERY. I am now prepared to furnish the people of Rochester with fresh bread and nearly everything in the bakery line at usual prices. Call at my place of business known as Anthony's restaurant but will hereafter be called the EAGLE BAKERY. C. ANTHONY.


On Wednesday last we called on our old friend, A. L. SHAFER, who now has charge of the Akron schools ...
C. W. ORR, at No, 1, Henry township, is laboring under a great disadvantage. The school is large, and the house small and very poorly seated... and the teacher (although this is his first term) is doing well and is quite confident of success.
The house in No. 2 is little better than the one just mentioned... J. C. PRESTON has charge of this school ...
J. A. ROUCH is engaged at No. 3 and is evidently doing a splendid work... The only thing we noticed in connection with this school worthy of criticism was the untidiness of the room.
It is only necessary to say of No. 14(?) that the school is organized, well governed and well taught ... F. N. RICHARDSON is the teacher.
JACOB WHITTENBERGER, Trustee of Henry township, is the right man to work up township institutes. . . -E. MYERS, County Sup't.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL,, Saturday, December 23, 1876


The Pottawottamie Mills are shipping from three to five car loads of flour per week.
MINNIE and ROSA BRACKETT returned from their school in Ohio last week. They will take in the pleasures of Rochester during the holidays.

KEWANNA ITEMS, Dec. 20, 1876

On Tuesday night last CARTER & WAGONER had a regular camp meeting. Carter sang "terrible" and Wagoner sang "base."
Mrs. WM. BALL of Lincoln, Neb., who spent some months here in the fall doctoring a cancer, is getting worse instead of better.
Mr. NEWTON's house caught fire this week but was put out before it did much damage...
On Thursday last the house of DANIEL SHAFFER was burned down. Most of his household goods were saved. Mr. Shaffer seems to be one of the unlucky ones. When he lived in town his storehouse was burned, since that he had several ricks of wheat burned, his barn or house (one was struck by lightning), and now his dwelling is burned. - - - - ELI LEITER.

(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Rochester township, on the 26th day of November, 1876, and reported to C. J. STRADLEY, a Justice of the Peace of said township, two estray cattle... each valued at $11. JAMES P. CHANCE.

(Notice of Administration) ... DAVID C. SWONGER appointed Executor of the last will of ISAAC CTJLVER, late of Fulton county, deceased. December 21, 1876.


The principal hotels have been well patronized this week.
Money is plenty among most of the farmers of this county.
BRUETTE has moved his barber shop to the front room on the second floor of JESSE SHIELDS' building.
ED. CALKINS has been at Indianapolis this week and will probably determine to make that city his future home.
JOSEPH T. BURDG, an old and wealthy citizen of Wayne township, was taken to the Asylum for the Insane at Indianapolis this week.
MARRIED. -PHILANDER RALSTIN and Miss ROSA CULVER, both of this place, were married at the residence of the bride's mother on Mond-ay evening by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.
-One of Fulton's extensive farmers, Mr. SOL WAGNER, took unto himself a young wife last Saturday night. Mr. Wagner is "welt fixed" and ought to enjoy the pleasures of the second state. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: SOLOMAN WAGONER m. ANNA EBBERTS Dec. 16, 1876.]
The Sheriff, for the benefit of creditors, seized the remnant of a large stock of liquors and the bar fixtures belonging to E. FLINN on Wednesday. Times must be desperately hard when saloon-keepers "go up the spout."
Rochester Lodge, No. 436, elected officers on Tuesday evening: Dr. J, A. SUTTON, A. C. SHEPHERD, JOSEPH SIDMORE, D. W. LYON, G. G. LONG...
Last week the Sheriff refused to receive and lock up in the JAIL any prisoners that had been arrested by corporation authority, which necessitated the immediate building of a calaboose or a "cooler" for the "common drunks" frequently found on the streets and are likely to occur during the hol4days. Accordingly permission was granted by the Odd Fellows to erect it on their lot directly opposite the post office. The Marshal has had a force at work this week and now has a convenient lock up that will be used as a warmer for the night watchman and a "cooler" for those who imbibe too freely of fire water or for those whose conduct is in any particular contrary to the statutes or against the peace and dignity of the town of Rochester.
MARRIED. -By the Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his office on Thursday, Dec. 21st, 1876, EMANUEL REED and Miss SUSAN RETTENHOUSE, both of Aubbeenaubbee township.


The SCHOOL at Bloomingsburg is under the management of Mr. J. B. DAVIDSON...
W. H. H. BARKMAN has charge of School No. 9, Newcastle township ...
Friday afternoon was spent in School No. 4. The house is poorly seated and badly arranged, and is by no means well suited to the purpose for which it was intended. Notwithstanding these disadvantages, Mr. J. L. BRYAN has the school under fair discipline, and altogether this school compares favorably with the other schools of the county - - - - E. MYERS, County Sup't.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 30, 1876


A. F. BOWERS has charge of SCHOOL No. 9, Henry township, better known as Millark School ...
The school at No. 8 is perhaps the smallest in the county, the house not very comfortable, and very poorly furnished. The patrons in selecting Miss IDA HAKINS as teacher, have however been very fortunate...
Miss REED is engaged on her fourth term at No. 6 ... The school at this place is large, but well governed...
A half day spent with J. W. COLVIN at No. 15 convinced us that he thoroughly understands the wants of his school...
The school house in district No. 16, Henry township, is all that could be desired. It is large and well arranged -- everything considered it is the best we have seen in the county... - - - - E. MYERS, County Sup't.


Mr. KILLEN, of Noblesville, the gentleman who in company with his brother-in-law will open a new grocery store in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK next week, was in our sanctum Wednesday. He appears to understand his business and will undoubtedly bring in a valuable addition to Rochester.


CHARLES CULVER who argued that he was the best man, came out of the fight with his left "peeper" in full mourning.
M.AX SAMUELS and JIM CHAPIN should heed the rules of etiquette and introduce their "gals" when they come to Akron.
REUB. WHITTENBERGER has moved into his new elegant and spacious mansion...
JOHN H. BALL has bought many bushels of clover seed in this neck of the woods ...

KEWANNA ITEMS, Dec. 27, 1876

A new building has been erected in Leitersville.
SAMUEL ZELLERS owns the nicest sleigh in town...
MARRIED. -A young SALES got STAHLed for life by Rev. W. W. JONES one day last week. There will probably be many SALES before the Sailing ceases.[NOTE: See Jean C. aiid Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: GEORGE W. SALES m. NANCY STAHL, Dec. 21, 1876.]

DIED. -Aunt RUTH YOUNG, an aged lady living with A. T. JACKSON, died to-day. She is supposed to be the oldest person in the county, a Virginian by birth, but has lived in this part of the county for many long years. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Township: RUTH YOUNG, died Dec. 27, 1876, age 85yr-6mo-24da.]

(Sheriff's Sale) FREDRICK PETERSON vs FRANK RICHTER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of January 1877 ... (real estate, described) situated in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) JOHN PENCE vs GEORGE COOK and RACHEL COOK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of January 1877 ... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) L. M. MONTGOMERY vs SAMUEL L. STOCKBERGER and AMANDA E. STOCKBERGER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of January, 1877 ... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM
A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Sheriff's Sale) K. G. SHRYOCK vs JOHN G. GELLER and RUTH GELLER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of January, 1877, (real estate, described) in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... MARCELLUS MORSE vs EZRA L. NORTHROP ... the plaintiff, by SHRYOCK & CONNER, attorneys... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 26th day of December, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.

(Notice to Non-Resident) ... NATHANIEL BRYANT vs JAMES W. McCRACKEN... the plaintiff, by SHRYOCK & CONNER, attorneys... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 28th day of December, 1876. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.


A number of the young folks of this place intend going to Kewanna to-night, to attend the musical convention.
"Uncle" JIMMY MARTIN paid his Christmas regards to this office in a basket of very choice apples, which are devoured and appreciated.
MINNIE HUGHSTON, of Michigan City, is paying her regards to Rochester during the Holidays ...
The LOCOMOTIVE pulling the day "passenger," going south Thursday, busted a drive wheel near Tiosa. The train managed to reach this place where it was compelled to wait about three hours for an able bodied engine.
New Year's callers will be received by Miss LIDA STRADLEY, Miss MOLLIE HORTON and Miss ANNA KEITH with Miss ESTELLA LYON at the latter's home from 2 to 5 o'clock, P.M. Miss CARRIE SHRYOCK and MINNIE HUGHSTON, assisted by Mrs. ELLA SHIELDS and Mrs. ALLIE EMRICK and Miss BIANCA HASSLER will be found at the former's home from 2 to 6 o'clock. Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS and Mrs. M. T. BRACKETT at the Central House from 2 to 5 o'clock...

AMUSEMENTS - CHRISTMAS EVENING IN ROCHESTER. At the CENTENNIAL HALL a very good audience was successfully entertained by home talent on "Bitter Sweet." The play was carefully arranged and condensed by Rev. KIMBALL and Prof. Williams, and under the circumstances admirably rendered by MINNIE BRACKETT, MOLLIE BROWN, ROSA BRACKETT, CURG RANNELLS, CHARLES PLANK and others of less age and experience.
A large crowd gathered at the Methodist church and enjoyed the evening by plucking a burdened Christmas tree.
The "old folks" masquerade at FEDER & SILBERBERG's HALL was well attended...
The "young folks"' masquerade at the WALLACE HOUSE partook of a political meeting in some respects, being "large and enthusiastic," and noisy...

MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court during the month of December: Noah KERSEY and Malinda COUGHENOUR; Solomon WAGNER and Anna EBBERTS; Isaac N. CLARY and Susan M. JULIAN; Philander RALSTIN and Rosa CULVER; Manuel REED and Susan RETTINGHOUSE; George W. SALES and Nancy STAHL; Philip LEWIS and Lacinda SALES; Samuel E. O'DAFFER and Leata M. BAILEY; O. P. RHINESMITH and Elizabeth BEEHLER; Abraham RIMES and Emiline GANDY; William DRISCOLL and Hester KIBLER; Benjamin NORMAN and Elizabeth CARR; Myron S. ADAMS and Ellen DUMBAULD; John D. MILLER and Catharine A. SEARCH; George A. SPOTTS and Lydia A. SMITH; James SMITH and Florence A. BURNS.

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Dec. 30, 1876:, Thomas ANDERSON., James DUDDLESON, Fredrich GILLOM, Miss Mary HOFACRE, F. J. HOUGH, Louis MANSHEIMER, Elizabeth NUGER, Miss Eva OLNEY, Mollie PHYFIELD, L. F. SMITH. - - - - Mrs. E. J . RYLAND, P.M.

MADE TO ORDER. Fresh cakes of every description manufactured to order at the Rochester confectionery.... F. J. ADAMS two doors north of Zimmerman's Shoe Store.

I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 20th day of January, 1877 ... Lot number six hundred and twenty-two (622) in Robbins and Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.



A LIST OF TOWN LOTS returned delinquent for the nonpayment of Taxes for the year 1875, including the Taxes for 1876....




ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 7, 1876
Published Every Friday Morning
T. MAJOR BITTERS, Proprietor

Circuit Judge, HORACE CORBIN.
Treasurer, ANDREW V. HOUSE
County Superintendent, WM. H. GREEN

TEMPERANCE MEETING. -The meeting of the W.C.T.U. was held at the Presbyterian church, Sabbath evening, Dec. 26. (Names mentioned) Mrs. R. GOULD, Mrs. COPELAND, S. KEITH, Miss THOMAS, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mrs. C. T. HARTER.


Mr. STAHL, of Hartford City, son of Father STAHL of this place, is visiting here.
Mr. and Mrs. SCHUYLER STEVENS rejoice in the possession of a Christmas baby.
Mrs. SYLVESTER McCARTER presented her husband, New Year's morning, with a handsome girl baby.
You are invited to attend the Baptist social at tne residence of B. O. JOHNSON, next Tuesday evening.
The Rochester postoffice sold stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards to the amount of $1,893.81, last year.
Miss EFFIE ENYART went to Silver Lake, Thursday, to spend the winter with a relative. Effie is a bright little girl and a regular subscriber to the SPY.
Mr. ANDREW J. CARTER, of Missouri, is here on a flying visit to his brothers GEORGE and WM. H. CARTER. He moved to that State in 1860, and is well pleased with his Western home.
The band gave a masquerade ball at the Wallace house New Year's eve. They have now in the treasury about one hundred dollars. They contemplate purchasing four new instruments.
Mr. H. HOWER, of near Fulton, presented us some weeks ago with a large jug of sorghum...
SAMUEL HEFFLEY advertises for hub blocks and split spokes. He is getting ready to run by steam, when he will manufacture many articles that heretofore he was compelled to purchase abroad, thus adding to the manufacturing interests of Rochester and to its prosperity.
The trustee of Richland township has handed us a statement of his action in regard to the blind girl OLES, recently sent to the poor house by her stepfather, THOMAS CARTER....the trustee acted in strict accordance with the law...All there was in the case may be summed up in the remark that it was a hard-harted proceeding on Carter's part to put his step-daughter on the county, he being abundantly able to furnish her with all the necessaries of life. But the girl is over twenty-one years of age, has no interest or share in Carter's property, and he was not therefore legally bound to support her.
DAVE EDWARDS, of this place, was taken to Logansport, Tuesday, to answer a charge of grand larceny.
DIED. -In Rochester, Saturday morning, at seven o'clock, Januarv 1, 1876, WILLIAM ALBERT CHINN, son of WILLIAM H. C. and NANCY T. CHINN, aged 14 years, 9 months and 20 davs.
Albert was a steady, quiet and intelligent boy. He was loved and respected by all his young friends and associates, who greatlv mourn his early demise. The funeral was attended Sabbath afternoon by a large concourse of relatives and friends, together with a goodly number of Sabbath-school scholars that had assembled to look at the face of their deceased friend. His parents, brothers and sisters sorrow deeply over their loss and will not be comforted, for their affection for him is very great.


MARRIED. -At the residence of E. M. McGRAW, on Thursday, December 30, at 4 o'clock P.M., Mr. GEORGE RUSH, of Wayne township, to Miss ELIZABETH McGRAW, of Union township, both of Fulton county, Indiana...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 14, 1876

A Portion of the Town in Ashes
The Largest Conflagration ever known in Rochester
Total Loss about $15,000
The most disastrous conflagration that ever occurred in Rochester took place this (Thursday) morning. The flames were first discovered in the roof of WOLF's jewelry store; from thence they spread both ways, enveloping the building on the north occupied by HOLZMAN & CO's dry goods store and FEDER & SILBERBERG's clothing store; the three smaller buildings between that last named and DAWSON's drug store also fell a prey to the flames. On the south the small building occupied by the shooting gallery added its mite to the fury of the conflagration, but the further progress of the fire was here checked by the brick building occupied by FLINN's saloon.
The fact that the fire occurred in the daytime mitigated its consequences in a great measure - most of the occupants being able to save the bulk of their stocks; nevertheless the scene was sufficient to inspire terror in the stoutest hearts! Our citizens, all unaccustomed to such scenes, worked like a veteran fire brigade; but their best efforts were not equal to the task of saving the inflammable buildings in the pathwav of the flames. Fortunately, the morning was comparatively calm, else the disaster would have been far more serious.
The fire, as we have said above was first discovered in Wolf's jewelry store, at about 9 a.m.; Mr. Wolf saving most of his stock, but much of it was necessarily damaged in removal; we compute his loss at $500. The building was owned by W. H. DENISTON, and extended from street to alley; it was worth perhaps $2,000. The building on the south, occupied by the shooting gallery, was worth $500. SERGENT's buildings, occupied by FLINN's saloon, was damaged to the amount of $400; loss by removal of contents, trifling. On the north, the MILLER building was estimated to be worth $5,700; it was owned by the assignees of ASHTON, as to the south half; and Mrs. AGNEW and Mrs. DOWNEY, as to the north half.
HOLZMAN & CO. lose heavily by damage of stock, probably $1,000; FEDER & SILBERBERG will probably claim as much. The next building was occupied by WIDNER & BAILEY's saloon and estimated to have been worth $1,000; the contents were all removed. The next building was unoccupied; it was owned by certain mortgage creditors of WM. and F. M. ASHTON, estimated to have been worth $1,000. The next structure was owned similarly to the preceeding, and was worth probably $800; it was occupied by Mrs. G. I. MILLER's millinery store, and her loss is computed at $100. DAWSON'S building was next in order; it served as a barrier to the further progress of the flames, but was considerably damaged. We compute Mr. Dawson's loss by damage to building and removal of stock at fully $800. The second story of this building was occupied by BOSWELL's dental office, CALKINS & SLICK's law office and the SENTINEL office. The two first named removed everything; but the SENTINEL office must have suffered much by the attempt to remove type and machinery; probably $300 would not compensate the owner for the damage he has sustained.


MARRIED. -The holidays have brought their usual number of weddings in this vicinity: Mr. WM. DRUDGE to Miss MARY BOLIN, and HENRY L. OLDFATHER to Miss FLUTILDA LOOP...
A profitable meeting was held at Log Bethel, in December, by Rev. B. F. TAYLOR. Six new converts were made ...
JOHN W. BAIR met with a sad accident, about a month ago, while cutting saw logs. His axe glanced and took off the end of his left big toe. The remainder of the axe opened a gash through the foot at about right angles.
Mr. WM. THOMPSON has sold his farm to Mrs. N. M. OVERLY.
MARRIED. -Mr. BENTON ESSIG was married to a Miss LUCE, December 30...
DIED. -An infant son of ANDEEN BROWN died on the 29th of December. Death was said to be caused by eating the red paint off of a part of a stick of candy. When taken sick a doctor was sent for, but arrived to find the boy dead, and pronounced the cause poison.

NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS. The stockholders of the ROCHESTER LECTURE ASSOCIATION are hereby notified that the executive committee have ordered an assessment of 10 per cent to be made on their stock. They will please call at Dawson's drug store where they will find the Treasurer ready to receive all funds belonging to the association.
By order of the Executive Committee. WM. J. WILLIAMS, Sec'y.


Hon. STEPHEN DAVIDSON has been elected Vice-President of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture.
E. R. HERMAN has removed his law and justice office to the second floor of CORNELIUS BLOCK, in the north end of town.
The law firm of KEITH & SMITH has been dissolved by mutual consent. MILO has removed to the room opposite, formerly occupied by Esquire HERMAN.
OSCAR MINER, of Peru, spent Sabbath in this place, visiting his parents and his many young friends. Oscar is a hardware clerk at KILGORE, SHIRK & CO's wholesale and retail store.
FIESER, HILL & WHITE is the name of the new firm that proposes to manufacture wagons, carriages and buggies, and do horse-shoeing and general blacksmithing cheaper than anybody.
Rev. SIMON STAHL loaded his gun last Tuesday morning to kill a porker, went into his parlor to see if it was all right, when the load was accidentally discharged, passing thro' the window and lodging in the porch of JERRY BARBOUR, but luckily injured no one.
WILLIAM REES, Esq., who was appointed justice of the peace by the commissioners at their last court, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of HUGH VAN METER, has opened a justice's office at his dwelling, two doors south of DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO's hardware store.
A protracted meeting is being held at the CHRISTIAN CHURCH at Lincoln. One evening this week the chandelier fell to the floor, utterly demolishing the lamps. It is said the oil spilled on the floor took fire and blazed up, threatening destruction, which so frightened the people there assembled that they broke out the windows in order to make a speedy escape.
Mr. R. DECKER, of this place, has just completed a very fine oil painting of the Virgin Mary for Mr. AUGUST MEISCH, also one for Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN...
JOHN SMITH, a tiller of the soil on Rev. CALVERT's farm, in Liberty township, will sell all his personal effects on the 23d of February and return to his former home in Ohio. During his stay in Indiana his wife has been severely afflicted with home-sickness, a disease which the Hoosier doctors have never learned to treat successfully, and therefore he will again take up his abode in the Buckeye State.
ANDREW STRONG, at Akron; H. B. SCOTT, at New Harrisburg; J. R. SMALLEY, at Blue Grass; T. J. HORTON, at Lincoln; W. H. BUNNELL, at Walnut; T. J. HOLCOMB, at Wagoners; FRED PETERSON, at Fulton; Dr. CLELAND and E. TUCKER, at Kewanna; C. HAMLET, at Bloomingsburg; JOHN JOHNSON and W. H. WALTERS, at Salina; and Postmaster NEW, at Green Oak, are authorized to receive subscriptions for the SPY. We expect to receive a good report from all of them during next week.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, Dec. 30, 1875, at the residence of the bride's father, MARTIN REED, in Richland township, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. JOHN B. FEISER and Miss MOLLIE REED.
The bride and groom started immediately for Cincinnati where they spent a week visiting the various places of interest and amusement. Both being intelligent and active the success of this wedded pair is certain, and their measure of happiness will doubtless be kept full to the brim continually. Many thanks for a liberal supply of cake.
-At the residence of the bride's parents, in Rochester, December 29, 1875, by the Rev. W. W. JONES, WILLIAM BAILEY, of Leiter's Ford, and Miss EVA AULT. Also at the same time and place, GEO. H. ADAMS and Miss MARY AULT....

(Admx's Sale of Real Estate) ... the undersigned, Administratrix of the estate of DAVID SHEETS, deceased, will sell at private sale, at the residence of ISAAC GOOD, in Rochester township... on and after the 14th day of January, 1876, the undivided two-thirds of the (real estate, described) ... SARAH A. GOOD, Admx.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 21, 1876


On Saturday, one week ago, ALEX COOPER's residence caught fire by his little girl playing with matches, burning up some of the family clothing and damaging the house to some extent before it was quenched.
W. H. RHENO has purchased the property formerly owned by R. HOGAN.
Mr. MAX SILBERBERG informed us Wednesday that an enterprise is now on foot to erect a brick building, two stories high, large enough to make seven commodious rooms on the first floor, all to be completed during the coming summer. The outside walls to be solid masonry thirteen inches and the partition walls nine inches thick. This building will be erected on the site of the burnt district provided the ground can be purchased for a reasonable price, if not the south or the north side of the public square will be chosen. Just who the parties are who will join in this enterprise we are not permitted to tell. They are all solid enterprising men. FEDER & SILBERBERG are the principal movers in this matter and will doubtless be doing business rent-free in the shortest possible time...


JOHN MOORE vows and declares by all things good and bad that he is not a "colored" man. John says he was born that way.
FRANK PORTER is one of the battle scarred veterans of the late war, and is spoken of as one of the bravest men from Fulton county, but it's sorter singular that a brave man should carry his scar where Frank does.
CLINT DAVIDSON has been keeping bachelor's hall in the old "homestead" ever since his parents moved into their new residence, and as things were getting dark and dreary about the old ranch, some of the young folks called in a few nights ago, and warmed it up with an old-fashioned breakdown.
Does it ever occur to our Rochester merchants that it would pay better to gravel the AKRON ROAD than any other road leading into Rochester? A good road to Akron would draw trade for fifteen miles in that direction, while gravel can be obtained at several points along the route, and more money and work subscribed by the people living near the road than any other road in the county. JAMES VAN LUE offers to give $150 to the enterprise, and it would require but little effort to obtain thousands of dollars.


Miss BELLE WILLIAMS leaves here for her home at Granville, Ohio, to-day.
Mr. A. BAKER is putting up a fine residence to rent, on south Monroe street.
The Baptist social will be held at the residence of DAVID COOPER, next Tuesday evening.
Mr. WILL S. SHIRK, of Anderson, Indiana, an excellent young man and a superior silversmith, has been employed by Mr. C. C. WOLF.
The M.E. church social was held at the residence of Bro. A. C. SHEPHERD, Wednesday evening. It was a very pleasant gathering.
SAM REAM and one of the MATTHEWS boys, of Peru, had a little stabbing affray at the Wallace house, last Thursday evening. No arrests.
The new CATHOLIC BELL was blessed and elevated to position last Sunday morning. It has a pleasant tone and adds much to the "sound of the church going bells."
DIED. -Mrs. SUSAN RITTER, aged about 80 years, died at her residence in this place, last Monday. The funeral services were attended at the M.E. church on Tuesday.
The Kewanna and Rochester mail carrier has been inverted. He now leaves the former place at 9 o'clock in the morning and returns at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
BRAMAN, the whisky vender at Fulton was arrested and fined "right smart," one day this week, for disposing of the "critter" without license ...
Mrs. H. B. BOSWELL was off on an eight weeks' visit to the northern part of this State and Michigan. Last Monday she received a telegram that the Doctor was ill. She returned with all possible speed to his bed side. He is better now and will be on duty in a few days.
Mrs. Dr. BROWN went to Lincoln, Saturday, and remained over Sabbath, attending the revival meeting which has been in progress at the CHRISTIAN CHURCH for a week or two. Up to the time of her departure twenty-five converts had been baptized and received into the church. And still the good work goes on.
A paper has been circulated petitioning the town council to procure a hand fire engine. That's a step in the right direction. There may be an opportunity to pay for itself within a very short space of time. All the business in the north end of town is done in frame buildings, and a square or two is liable to be laid in ashes any day.
DIED. -On Saturday, January 15, 1876, in Henry township, Mrs. CATHERINE NICODEMUS, aged 83 vears, 5 months and 19 days.
The deceased was born in Carroll county, Maryland, July 27, 1792. Her maiden name was CATHERINE ECKERD. She joined the German Reform church at about the age of fifteen years, the faith of which she observed until her death. She married VALENTINE NICODEMUS, August 30, 1814, whom she survived over thirty-six years. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Fairfield county, Ohio, where they remained until the year 1836, and from thence to Henry county, Indiana. Her husband died about one year after, leaving her in the woods to battle with the hardships and toils known to early settlers and support a family of eight children three boys and five girls. She remained at this place until 1865, when she removed to Kosciusko county, and in 1869 to Fulton county. She is the mother of nine children, seven of whom are still living and were present at her death. She leaves thirty-seven grand children, twenty-two great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was a kind and affectionate mother, a good and accommodating neighbor, without an enemy to my knowledge. She was always highly respected and esteemed by all who knew her, and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her death. - - - - I.N.
-At his residence southeast of Rochester, January 18, 1876, JAMES DAVIS, father of JOHN DAVIS, Esq., of this place, aged nearly 70 vears.
Grandfather Davis was by birth a Virginian. At the age of three years his father settled in Knox county, Ohio. During the year 1826 he was married to Miss ELIZABETH SEVERE. In 1837 they settled in this county, where in 1870 Mrs. Davis died. Since that time he has married twice, his last wife, formerly Mrs. SARAH J. GRIFFITH, survives him. He is the father of thirteen children by his first marriage, six of whom are yet living. The deceased was laid away in the Old Citizens' Cemetery by the side of the partner of his early life. As a citizen, neighbor, father and friend he was almost without fault. His loss is deeply felt by many relatives and friends.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 28, 1876

[Letter from Bone Creek, Nebraska, Jan. 25, 1876, sgd. WM. T. HUDSON - too lengthy for inclusion herein]

A petition was circulated last week among the owners of property on Main street, between Washington and Pearl, praying the trustees of the corporation for an ordinance prohibiting the further erection of wooden buildings within one hundred feet of the locality named. Such an ordinance was passed at a special meeting called Monday afternoon, with an
emergency clause calling for its immediate enforcement. On Monday Messrs. WIDNER & BAILEY had a lot of lumber hauled and on Tuesday the carpenters commenced the erection of a frame building on the site of the former one occupied by them as a billiard hall and saloon, which was destroyed by the late fire. Just what if anything will grow out of the violation of this ordinance it is difficult at present to determine, but the lawyers are looking forward to a fat job. CALKINS & SLICK have assured the builders that the trustees have no authority for passing such an ordinance, and with such backing they have determined to proceed with the work.
LATER. -Judge CORBIN has issued an injunction which was served on the proprietors and the building will remain as it is until the question is settled in court.


Last Thursday the officers of the I.P. & C. railroad having such matters under their control, had the site surveyed and staked off preparatory to the erection of a new DEPOT at this place. The location selected was the company's ground just south of Pearl street, east of the railroad track. The trenches were immediately dug for the foundation, a car load of bricks placed on the ground, a quantity of timber and lumber furnished and made necessary to the speedv erection of the long looked for building. On Friday afternoon and Saturday, the merchants and business men of the north end set about laying plans whereby they might have the depot located one square nearer their places of business, and on Saturday evening, to the great surprise of all who were not permitted to know anything of the secret and unwritten work of changing the locations of depots, the materials were moved to the new site and the workmen ordered to proceed with the work. Whose influence and whose money was used to bring about this very sudden and comparatively secret change of base, it might not be proper to make public, for the reason that it would serve to engender unkind feelings toward those who played a conspicuous part in this new railroad drama.
The depot is now being erected on Railroad street, near its junction with South street, on the west side of the tracks and directly west of MACK ASHTON's foundry. By placing the depot building in the street it was necessary, in order to preserve its proper width, to take a few feet off the front of the adjoining lots on the south, which was donated by the owner, or owners, and deeded to the corporation for that purpose.
The property holders of the South part of town would prefer greatly to have had the depot erected at the place first selected, and the north enders for similar reasons are better pleased with the present location.
For the good and convenience of a large majority of the citizens of Rochester and the traveling public generally, it is but just and right that the depot should be as near the business portion of town as it can well be not to obstruct or annoy a public thoroughfare. The objections offered to the first position are that the depot building would be on the wrong side of the track which would prove a constant source of annoyance to persons going to and from the train and also endanger their lives to some extent. The building being near Pearl street on the arrival of the train from the south of necessity the fore part of the train, especiallv if it should be an excursion train, would extend across the street which would not only discommode passengers but obstruct the passage of vehicles.
The new depot and the difficulty experienced in finding a suitable location furnished for a time an excellent topic of conversation for the unemployed gossipers and theoretical fortune builders, if nothing more.

KEWANNA NEWS, January 21, 1876 by MEDICI

DIED. -A little girl of WM. SHENDEN who has been sick for some weeks past, with chorea paralysis and pneumonia, died on last Saturday night; also a child of STEPHEN BIBLER'S, living in the eastern part of Pulaski county, with membranous croup.
M. HILAND has opened a furniture store on Main street...


Mrs. M. L. ESSICK has returned from Manhattan, Kansas.
WILL CRAVEN is very low and not expected to remain with us much longer.
J. THOS. DAVIS, a compositor of this office, has been quite sick for nearly two weeks.
AL WALLACE presented us last week with a California pear, measuring about six inches long and otherwise well proportioned.
Dr. W. T. CLELAND, at Kewanna, is suffering with an attack of bronchitis. ...
Pearl STREET is "awful" muddy. If our memory serves us right Pearl street was promised a coat of gravel last summer, but as usual was doomed to disappointment.
Mrs. G. G. LONG has returned from Indianapolis. She had intended to remain all winter, but returning health induced her to again undertake the duties of her household.
Mrs. WILLIAM WOOLLEY has been dangerously ill for the past ten days. Dr. McCOY, of Peru, formerly the family physician, has been called, and at last account she was
slowly recovering.
E. R. BOYER, the harness maker of this place, has gone to be a granger, in Union township, near Kewanna. Mrs. BOYER started for Oxford, Kansas, Wednesday, on a visit to
her father's house, and will remain about six months.
E. B. CHINN, formerly proprietor of the corner grocery, has accepted an engagement with some wholesale house, to travel and sell goods by sample ...
G. W. PRATT, of Green Oak, went west some eighteen months ago, but like a number of western fortune seekers, he has returned, fully convinced that if a man behaves himself Indiana is really the best place to stay. GEORGE is an industrious young bachelor and a good jolly fellow, and we hope he will now be content to settle down and marry a Hoosier wife.
A little son of WILLIAM DAVIDSON, in the northeast part of town, aged two years, fell into a tub of boiling water, last Saturday afternoon, and was badly scalded on the right arm, shoulder and ear. The mother was just preparing to scrub the kitchen, when in an unguarded moment the child playing ran against the tub and fell in. Dr. BROWN dressed the wounds and the little sufferer was soon quieted.
Mr. JOHN PLUNK, of Rochester, owns a farm in Liberty township, on the Michigan Road, containing one hundred and ten acres, which he offers for sale at the small sum of $4,000. A new dwelling has just been erected on the place which cost about $1,200. We are desirous that Mr. Plunk shall find a buyer, for in that case he proposes to give $500 to the erection of a church in this place for the use of the Evangelical denomination.
MARRIED. -In Rochester, at the residence of ALVIN ROBBINS, January 26th, by Rev. CLEARWATERS, Mr. FRANK SHIELDS and Miss ELLA LAWHEAD....
-On the 20th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Elder M. B. McKINSEY, Mr. JOHN R. McKINSEY and Miss MARY E. SINGER, of Pulaski county.
-By the same on the 25th inst., at the residence of the bride's father (Hon. P. S. TROUTMKN), Mr. ENOCH MYERS, County Superintendent, and Miss RALA TROUTMAN.

(Notice) The First National Bank located at Rochester, State of Indiana, is closing up its affairs. All note holders and other creditors of the assocation are therefore hereby notified to present the notes and other charges against the association for payment. E. P. COPELAND, Cashier. Rochester, Ind., Jan. 24, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 4, 1876

KEWANNA NEWS, January 29, 1876 by MEDICI

On Thursday the 13th inst., an old lady living near Bruce's Lake, named DIPERT, was seriously if not fatally injured by a team attached to a wagon becoming scared in passing through a gate while the driver was holding it open for the team to pass through... During the excitement the lines being long became fastened around her feet and lower extremeties, and in this manner was dragged by the frightened horses around the field and over rail fences until she was caught between the wagon and a stump, bringing all to a halt. The accident resulted in two or three fractures of her jaw, lacerating her tongue in a frightful manner, with other internal injuries more or less severe. At this date she is still living ...
We have been informed that J. Q. HOWELL has purchased the stock of drugs, medicines, etc., formerly owned by ED TUCKER.
In company with our friend J. LEITER we visited our afflicted neighbor and citizen, Mr. WILLIAM COOK, who has long been suffering with that dread disease, consumption. We found him comfortable and cheerful but slowly on the decline....


LUM DAVIS has gone on a jaunt to Illinois.
Sprinkleburg is organizing a literary society.
HANK NICEWANDER and wife are visiting at HENRY BARCUS'.
It is said that doctor JACK ANDERSON has quit medicine, and gone to huckstering.
Mrs. SHELPMAN, formerly of Rochester but now of South Bend, is visiting her brother, ED. ANDERSON.
SAM ARMSTRONG had a thumb broken while grinding axes in HORTON's shop, near Millark, one day last week.
A Mr. TRICKLE of Henry township lost a horse a few nights ago by having its leg broken by a kick from its mate.
A piece of slab fell against A. C. COOK's new saw, a few days ago, and took a huge bite out of one side of it. It will have to be mended with a new one.
A young Mill creeker was placed under the painful necessity of returning several plugs of tobacco which he had stolen from FOUTS' store, in Millark, a short time ago.


The young folks of Lincoln will give a dramatic entertainment at that place next Wednesday evening. It is a temperance play entitled "Saved."


Miss DORA ROBBINS will return to the Oxford, Ohio, college in a few days.
Mrs. SAM'L HEFFLEY is still confined to her bed. She has suffered a long time.
Miss ALLIE BARRETT is suffering with a catarrh in the palm of her left hand.
Mr. R. W. NEWELL is also trying his hand on a club of ten for the SPY, 'round about Millark.
J. THOS. DAVIS was on the street Tuesday, but on Wednesday he was again taken seriously ill.
Mr. ALVIN ROBBINS has returned to his farm in the country....
Mr. W. H. VANKIRK is now at work on a club of ten subscribers for the SPY, in and around Leiter's Ford...
F. P. BITTERS was called home from the Normal School at Valparaiso last week ' to attend the funeral of Grandpa KUHN, at Akron. Frank returned to his books, Tuesday.
A. DREW, of Newcastle township, a disciple of the church of God, better known as Soul-sleepers, or No-soulists, preached at the court house last Friday, Saturday and Sabbath evenings.
Dr. J. W. HEFFLEY returned from the Cincinnati Medical Institute last Thursday, with two sheep-skins (diplomas) in his pocket ...
JOHN and SAMUEL MILLER started to Notre Dame, Indiana, to attend college, last Monday. Before leaving John paid for two copies of the spy, one to be sent to his brother JAMES, at Detroit, Michigan.
Mrs. BENJAMIN, mother of Mrs. W. H. MATTINGLY, arrived here from Buffalo, New York, last Monday. By some misfortune her right fore arm was broken some two weeks ago, but the fracture is healing nicely.
E. R. HERMAN has moved his law office to the second story of the CORNELIUS BLOCK, opposite FRED FROMM'S, where he can be found at all times prepared to serve the
people in a legal capacity. ...
Miss LAURA SHIELDS lost a gold bracelet, Tuesday evening last, somewhere between ANTHONY's restaurant and her residence, on south Madison street...
Miss GERTRUDE HAUKINS, of Chicago, has been employed by Dr. HILL to teach his daughter, OLIVE, the deaf and dumb language. The doctor has assigned them a room at his dwelling, and four other deaf mutes of this place will be added to the class. Miss Haukins is a graduate of the Indiana Deaf and Dumb Institute and comes well recommended.
Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, of Kewanna, was in town Saturday. He has the honor of starting the first newspaper in Wabash, Rochester and Plymouth, and still he is not happy. He is thinking some of being the next clerk of Fulton county....
MARRIED. -On Monday, Jan. 31st., by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, ARMSTED M. WATKINS, of Newcastle, Indiana, and Miss JANE NORRIS, of this county...
DIED. -At Akron, Thursday morning, Jan. 20th, of paralysis, ANDREW KUHN, aged a little over 77 years.
Father Kuhn was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania. In 1830, which was some time after his marriage, he moved to Bloomsburg, Columbia county, in the same State, and in 1856 to Akron, Indiana. The deceased leaves a wife also well advanced in years, though much more active than mothers usually at her age, who was his constant, faithful and kind companion from his youth. Six children are also left to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father; only two of whom (Mrs. WILLIAM BITTERS and WINFIELD KUHN) were present at his death and funeral. Three live in Pennsylvania and one in Kansas. For several years Mr. Kuhn has been proprietor of the MONTOUR HOUSE in Akron, where he became well known to many of the traveling public who were universally pleased with the entertainment received at his hands. The surviving children are all married but one, and all possess a liberal share of that which is called the riches of this life. The widow also has left a sufficient amount to support her comfortably through the remainder of her natural life.
DIED. -In Rochester, early Saturday morning, January 20th, at the residence of his parents, of consumption, WILLIAM CRAVEN, aged about 30 years.
Will Craven, as he was familiarly called by his many friends, was a young man of unexceptionable character - always dutiful, pleasant and kind. For several years he was engaged in the photograph business in Rochester, but failing health drove him from his post of duty some two years ago, since which time he sought diligently to be released from that dread disease. The funeral was attended at the Baptist church Sabbath afternoon by a large concourse of people.
-In Rochester, Thursday morning, Jan. 20th, at the residence of her mother, Miss MARTHA MARSHMAN, aged about 20 years. Miss Marshman had suffered long with consumption.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 11, 1876

Letter, from Peru, Ind., Jan. 31, 1876:

Mv visit to Green Oak was not as pleasant as it would have been under other circumstances. Rainy weather prevailed most of the time that I spent in Fulton county, and in addition to this, I was laboring under a very severe attack of chills and fever. Notwithstanding all these unavoidable things, I met many of my good, old friends in and around Green Oak. I attended spelling school, last Monday evening, at the Green Oak school house, which was well attended, and good order prevailed during evening exercises. A son of Mr. WM. SHELTON was the champion speller, followed by a little daughter of M. J. SMITH, who gave him a lively chase in the contest. Miss LUCY McCARTER is the teacher of this school, and I am informed that she is now teaching her ninth term of school at Green Oak. Much credit is due Miss McCarter for the rapid advancement of the scholars under her tutorship.
On Tuesday I visited some of my best friends, making a round trip back as far as Mr. and Mrs. VANDEGRIFT'S, my old home, where I boarded so long. I found Mr. V.'s family well and spent a very pleasant evening with them. Of course a couple of good, square meals were in order. On Wednesday morning I called on my friend Mr. H. McMILLAN, found him engaged in the wood-sawing business, on his farm near Green Oak; had a very pleasant visit with Mc..... - - - - G. W. PRATT


To-day Mr. JOHN KILLMER commenced hauling ice to fill his large ice-house.
I. W. CARTER has gone to Whitley county to visit his afflicted, aged mother.
DIED. -I just received the intelligence that a brother of our township trustee, Mr. HUNNESHAGEN, living north of Bruce's Lake, died this morning. No particulars. (See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Bruce Lake Cemetery, Union Township: REINHOLDT HUNNESHAGEN, died Feb. 4, 1876, age 23 yr & 2no.)


There has been a project on foot since the late fire to erect several brick business rooms to be occupied with clothing, dry goods, hardware, jewelry, groceries, printing offices, law offices, tailor shops, etc. The only difficulty now in the way is the purchase of suitable grounds. The most probable location is the east half of the square north of the court house, on the lot owned by Mrs. STAILEY, at Washington City. FEDER & SILBERBERG, JONATHAN DAWSON, E. E. COWGILL, DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO., DAVID COOPER and GEORGE NORRIS are the parties contemplating the erection of this mammoth brick [CENTENNIAL] BLOCK, which will be two stories high with an elevated front. The first named parties will build two store rooms, one for their own use and one for rent. Two upper rooms will be thrown into one to be used as a public hall. Each store room is to be 20 feet wide by 100 feet deep, with an alley in the rear for the convenience of unloading and shipping goods. The only matter now undecided is the purchase of 14 feet of ground belonging to Dr. HILL. JESSE SHIELDS, Esq., has agreed to remove the unsightly old warehouse in the rear of his store, erect or permit to be erected brick buildings and boulder the gutter in front of the same. We hope to see the new enterprise under way in the shortest time possible.

FULTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ... met in mass convention, at the court house in Rochester, Saturday, February 5th, for the purpose of appointing delegates to the State Republican Convention ...
In the absence of the chairman of the central committee, Maj. E. CALKINS called the meeting to order, and on motion Col. K. G. SHRYOCK was appointed chairman and A. F. BOWERS secretary. ... (names mentioned) M. L. ESSICK, W. H. MATTINGLY, Hon. S. DAVIDSON, R. M. BITTERS ... Richland, B. C. WILSON, C. S. HICKMAN. Aubbeenaubbee, SOLOMON MILLER, CHRIST CAMPBELL. Liberty, Capt. J. NEW, F. PETERSON. Henry, Dr. S. M. WRIGHT, ANDREW STRONG. Union, Capt. P. S. TROUTMAN, J. W. BPANTHOFFER. Wayne, WILLIAM HILL, JOHN MATTHEWS. Newcastle, GEORGE KESSLER, WILLIAM LYNCH. Rochester, WILLIAM H. MATTINGLY, (chairman), A. B. SIBERT, HUDSON STILES, S. DAVIDSON, M. L. ESSICK....


Mrs. A. ONSTOTT is dangerously ill. SAMUEL MILLER is lying at the point of death. The silver wedding at D. WHITTENBERGER's on the 2d inst., was a partial failure. Uncle ED. ARNOLD is visiting friends at this place and says Indiana is the best place he has found ... PETER REAM has moved to Warsaw. Daddy KING has a fine buggy...


Bloomingsburg contains two stores, dry goods and drug; three secret societies - Masons, Odd Fellows and Grangers. Mr. WAGONER, of Ohio, is our school-teacher ... Mr. A. NELLONS is recovering from a severe spell of pleurisy. Mrs. WARREN was buried Feb. lst. (See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Township: SARAH E. WARREN, wife of JOHNATHAN WARREN, died Jan 29, 1876, at age 18yr- & 20da.)


LEVI OVERMIRE received three fine calves from White county, this week... Mr. F. PACKER now has the building over his scales about enclosed...


JOSEPH ARNOLD, living near this place, met with bad luck on the 2d inst. He cut his big toe very near off...


ELI LEITER has purchased the BENHAM farm. A nice church is to be built at LEITERSVILLE. An effort is being made to extend Mill Creek ditch to Marshtown ...


J. EWING has at last found a medicine that has cured his eye and he is again hewing bark. Mr. J. W. BAUGHER, who moved a saw-mill here from Walnut, has proved himself a success... One new house gone up in town, and Mr. J. W. BAUGHER will move into it in a day or two. Esq. FEESE is holding court here nearly every week. Wednesday four trials were to take place ... A. T. SHEETS sold out and is looking out for a home. The new postoffice at Grant is a good thing ...


A great many strangers in town during the past week.
The new DEPOT will be ready for occupancy in a short time.
Marshal RADER has had put down a good plank SIDEWALK in front of the burnt district.
A hundred carloads of sixteen-inch ice is stored on the banks of Manitou, packed last winter.
The town council have purchased a fire alarm aparatus which has been attached to the court house bell.
URIAH SPANGLER, of Aubbeenaubbee township, aged 27 years, was adjudged insane and taken to Indianapolis, Tuesday, by Sheriff MOON. Cause of insanity disappointment in love.
GEO. W. BURNS, of Henry township, desires us to give notice that he is prepared at all times to cry sales for all who manv need his servides...


ANDY STRONG is attending court here this week.
A. C. ELLIOTT is again slightly under the weather.
Mr. A. H. MOW has been quite low with lung fever.
ELI RUSSELL, Esq., has repurchased his farm, southeast of town.
JESSE L. MARTINDALE and SIE BOWERS are both down with the lung fever.
R. N. RANNELLS is now able to manage affairs at the CENTRAL HOUSE.
DIED. -ABRAHAM O'BLENIS, of Richland township, died of lung fever, last week.
Mrs. WILLIAM WOOLLEY is again able to look after her household affairs.
F. M. DAY, Esq., of Liberty township, spent Sabbath in Rochester visiting his aged parents.
Mr. W. H. CARTER informed us Tuesday that he would put up about 500 tons of this winter's ice.
Dr. H. B. BOSWELL was on the street, Tuesday. He will soon receive sufficient muscle to pull your teeth.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY and W. T. McDUGAL rather than wait for the night train walked in from Tiosa, Saturday afternoon.
Mr. HARRY DOANE, of Cromwell, Indiana, is spending a few weeks visiting among his many relatives in this county.
JOHN PENCE, Esq., says Col. SHRYOCK is the only person now living in Fulton county who was a citizen of the county when he (Pence) moved here.
JOHN W. RANNELLS, who has acquired considerable reputation as a horseshoer and ready blacksmith, has been employed at the HEFFLEY wagon factory.
JOSEPH BELT, a young wood-chopper, in the southeast part of the county, is acknowledged the champion speller. Spelling schools melt before him like dew before the morning sun.
Mrs. BELL SLUSSER, of South Bend, is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WALTERS, and other relatives and friends. Mr. SLUSSER has been quite sick for some time. He returned home Tuesday.
W. M. McNAMEE, attorney at law at Indianapolis, son-in-law of Mrs. C. MORROW, of this place, gave us a call Monday ...
Mr. and Mrs. ISAAC CANNON, lately removed to Rochester from Winamac, united with the M.E. church, Sabbath, by letter...
Mr. S. K. HERROLD, a sound Republican Pennsylvania Dutchman, a resident of Union township, this county, chatted pleasantly with us for an hour last Monday. He is an intelligent man, a subscriber to the SPY, and a good square citizen.
S. M. BISHOP, Esq., of Richland township is one of the substantial old citizens of Fulton county, who takes three copies of the SPY for five dollars ...
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK have been on a two week's visit to friends and old acquaintances at South Bend. Their principal stay was with A. STEVENSON, Esq., who is well known as a good Christian gentleman and an excellent citizen...

(Dissolution of Copartnership) Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing between CHAS. BLOOM and J. B. CHESTNUT, known by the firm name of BLOOM & CO., have this day dissolved by mutual consent. C. BLOOM, J. B. CHESTNUT. Rochester, Feb. 8, 1876.

DIED.. -At his residence a short distance south of Fulton, February 1, 1876, of lung fever., THEODORE WHITE, aged about 46 years.
He was taken to Logansport for interment on Tuesday. The deceased leaves a wife and four children, three of whom are nearly grown, to mourn the loss of a fond father. He also leaves a large circle of friends and relatives.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 18, 1876

The STAILEY lot and forty feet off of a lot belonging to Dr. HILL has been purchased and the erection of the eight brick business rooms [CENTENNIAL BLOCK] spoken of in last week's SPY will be commenced as soon as the weather will permit. The parties engaged to build on this ground, commencing on the west, are FEDER & SILBERBERG, DENISTON & VANTRUMP, JONATHAN DAWSON, DAVID COOPER, E. E. COWGILL, GEORGE NORRIS and CHARLES P. HINMAN. Feder & Silberberg's room will be forty feet wide - all others twenty feet wide and ninety feet deep. The upper rooms will be fitted for law offices, doctor shops, &c. An effort will be made to have all the rooms completed by the first of July.


We wish to have it distinctly understood that we do not wish correspondents to speak of this place as "LEITERSVILLE." The name by which the post office was christened is Leiter's Ford. "Only this and nothing more." -P.M.


A. T. SHEETS has rented tne LAWRENCE farm, two miles west of Grant. He intends to raise plenty of hogs and corn. JOSEPH NICODEMUS and T. GINN have brought some fine hogs from the south part of the State. JOHN HUFFMAN will start for Kansas in a few days ...


DIED. -SAMUEL MILLER died Feb. 9th of dropsy - buried on the 11th, followed by a large concourse of friends.
MILO BRIGHT beats the Jews - rather than miss a sale he will sell for nothing and throw the sack in. L. SHAFER, principal and Miss M. DAVIS, assistant teacher of the Akron school, are giving good satisfaction. Rev. A. J. LEWELLEN is a few inches taller - it's a boy. A. J. ROUCH has returned from Ohio with a Buckeye bride, and of course is very happy.


Mr. FELKER and JOHN MOON enjoyed a fight on the 8th. FRANK LOUDERBACK has bought S. HOOVER's property. Madam Rumor says G. W. COOK and FRANK LOUDERBACK will soon enter another state. JOE HOUSE is happy as a lark because it's a boy. Mr. H. COOK, of Ohio, spent last week in our place visiting his brother, Grandpa COOK.


P. HOLLAND has finished his boat and started with it for Kansas. He intends floating down the Tippecanoe river to the Wabash, down the Wabash to the Ohio and thence to the Mississippi. Mr. BYBEE and Mr. BYERS accompanied him. The latter left his family without any promise of returning. About one hundred persons gathered at the river to bid him farewell.
HARRISON KESLER has just returned home from a protracted visit in Kansas ...
DIED. -Mr. JENKINS died Monday, Feb. 7. Mr. WARREN's child died on Friday last.
The ax-handle factory here has failed to make connections, either on the account of hard times or high water, and the proprietor has fell back on the boot and shoe trade.

Rev. W. W. JONES and lady have (been) absent two weeks at Battle Ground to wait upon a sick and dying mother.
A. D. TONER has purchased a lot east of Kewanna mills and will move his large scales from their present location to the lot after preparing a new foundation, timber, &c., leaving the old scale lot to be improved by new buildings.
M. HIGHLAND has purchased the furniture store of JOHN KILLMER, made large addition to the stock...


Mrs. SALLIE HILLER has gone on a week's visit to her parents and friends in Pulaski county.
Mr. and Mrs. HEFFLEY's little daughter, JESSE, has been dangerously ill for several days.
Mr. THOS. HUSKINSON, the boss builder of the new DEPOT, is a practical gentleman and a good mechanic.
Mr. and Mrs. EMI KENNEDY have had a girl baby at their house since last Monday. It's nicer than any of your one cent valentines.
DAVID EDWARDS who was arrested at Logansport, last fall, charged with stealing a set of harness, has been tried and acquitted.
NEWTON TRUE, conductor on the fast mule express wagon, has placed us under obligations for favors rendered the SPY office. Long may he wiggle.
We suggest that the new building to be erected jointly on the Stailey lot be named the BUSINESS BEEHIVE BLOCK, which might be written for short, B.B.B.
Mr. A. KEIBER is agent for Dr. Chase's new and enlarged Recipe Book, for Fulton county...
JAMES GRAY will offer for sale at public auction all his personal effects, at his residence one and three-fourth miles north-west of Leiter's Ford, on Wednesday, March 1st.
We have engaged rooms over FEDER & SILBERBERG's new building to be occupied by the SPY office. Our present location has become too small and otherwise inconvenient for our increasing business.
We made a mistake last week in saying that Mr. JOHN PENCE informed us that Col. SHRYOCK is the only person now living in Fulton county who was a resident of this county when he (Mr. Pence) came here. It should have read Rochester in place of Fulton county. For this little blunder we came near getting "a few old settlers in our wool."

[letter from St. Croix Falls, Feb. 2, 1876, sgd. GEO. P. ANDERSON] ...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 25, 1876


The Methodist, Evangelical and Presbyterians have united in the erection of a commodious church edifice 32x46 feet - which will be completed this summer.
The young men in and around Leiter's Ford have organized a SILVER CORNET BAND of ten mouth pieces and two drums Leiter's Ford is also to have a threatre performance - Ten Nights in a Bar Room. The caste is composed of some of our best young gentlemen and ladies in this neighborhood, and their parts are well committed ...

Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, of this county, and J. R. GRAY, of Hamilton, are the regular appointed delegates to the National Republican Convention from this congressional district ...

"BLAZES!" The BEEBER BLOCK on Fire - One Building Entirely Destroyed.

About 5:30 o'clock this (Thursday) morning a fire was discovered in the rear of the meat market, the second building in the Beeber block between the CORNER GROCERY and Van Dien's bakery and confectionery. The alarm was sounded promptly and in a very vew minutes a large number of men were present who lent a willing hand to the accomplishment of a task that seemed almost hopeless. The building on fire was separated from the adjoining buildings about four feet on either side, and how the last named were saved from the devouring element is more than we are able to divine at present - but it was done - though the intervening building was nearly burned to the ground.
At 6 o'clock we would not have given a new nickle for the SPY office, but thanks to the vigilance and activity of the good citizens of Rochester, we are SAVED. We have felt much sympathy for other persons when their property was about to be consumed by the fire fiend, but it never struck us so forceably as on the present occasion. We acknowledge our weakness in shedding tears over our supposed loss, but we are happy to say that for once they were shed in vain.
The editor of the SENTINEL managed the removal of a large number of cases, &c., which were taken down a ladder on the west side of the building, but not a type was lost. All our earthly possessions, save a few hundred dollars' worth of household goods, are invested in this office, and had it been consumed we would have been left to the mercy of the waves of adversity. It was truly a trying ordeal, though we really sustained no loss worthy of mention.
All the goods in ED. F. CHINN & CO.'s grocery, VAN DIEN's bakery and BRUETT's barber shop were hastily removed. What damages they sustained we are not able to state, but the total loss, building and all, may be safely estimated at $1,000.......


HIRAM CARITHERS talks California. WM. FREAR has bought the widow HEIGHT ROSS farm. T. J. HOLCOMB, of Wagoners, will open the canvass this week as a book agent. MARION SMITH failed to beat roll-call on the 16th because it is a girl. WM. CLOSTER is laid up with a pain in his back.


The Kansas fever is raging pretty bad in this section of the country. JAMES NELLONS has sold his farm and he now intends emigrating west ... Mr. DUMBAULD has just finished invoicing his large stock of dry goods and is now ready to wait on all who may call on him... Preparations are now being made to procure a bell for the Christian church...


DIED. -near Rock Lake, Mrs. CRUZAN, of throat disease. She leaves a husband and nine children. Also aunt RUTH B@R, aged 62 years...
Much complaint is made by hack passengers between this place and Rochester, because they are delayed while the mail is being carried down to the Grant post-office.

FOR SALE. Twenty-five Stands of Bees, on easy terms. Inquire of B. F. MECHLING, at C. A. MITCHELL's Store, Rochester, Ind.

THE MAMMOTH. If any of our readers are not posted as to where the Mammoth building is located, in Rochester, let them inquire of the first person they meet after getting to town and they will direct them to the first door north of the MASONIC BUILDING, where they will find C. C. WOLF in his new quarters and with a larger stock of all kinds of jewelry....


TOM CLARK and DEL WKRD had a runaway, Saturday. Clark had a shoulder dislocated and Ward was otherwise dinged up.
DIED. -A little son of S. G. SPERRY, southwest of town, died last week. The little fellow had suffered for a long time with spinal disease, but death at last came to his relief.
The DAVIS BROS. are baking what is known as Cream Bread, at BOSENBERG's bakery.
Last week we received a note from SCOTT SHIELDS at Springfield, Ohio, containing two dollars for a renewal of his subscription to the SPY.
A petition was circulated last week requesting the trustees to erect street lamps in the business and most frequented parts of town. ED. F. CHINN & CO., of the Corner Grocery, had a nice one put up at their own expense, which "shines for all." R. N. RANNELLS, proprietor of the Central House and D. S. GOULD, have done likewise. Rochester is gradually putting on city airs.
Miss SUSIE THOMAS, who has been stopping at Rev. CLEARWATERS' during the winter, has returned to Battle Ground, Tippecanoe county ...
Mr. JACOB RUPE with his interesting family, removed from near South Bend to this place last fall, with the intention of buying a farm here and making Fulton county their future home, but being unable to obtain a place just to their liking they returned to St. Joe county to settle on the old homestead.
Sheriff MOON steps a little higher than usual. Three bright little sons have been the light of his household for some time, but a sweet little daughter, the very image of its mother, winged its way and lit amid this happy family one day last week, and now the cup of joy is full and the family circle is complete.
Dr. A. K. PLANK, Hon. S. S. TERRY, Hon. M. L. ESSICK, W. H. MATTINGLY, Hon. S. DAVIDSON, Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, S. M. BISHOP, ABNER BARRETT, J. F. COLLINS, Maj. E. CALKINS, Capt. JAMES M. BEEBER, HUDSON STILES and SAMUEL HEFFLEY, represented Fulton county at the State Republican convention, at Indianapolis, Tuesday...
Mr. JAMES A MOORE, of Wayne township, is the patentee of a new PATENT GATE. In company with his handsome bride and a brother and sister, he called at the SPY office on Tuesday and ordered a lot of patent deeds...
A year or more ago SAMUEL KEELY, county clerk, sold his property, northeast corner Pearl and Jefferson streets, to G. M. SARGENT. A few days ago the same property was divided into three equal parts and sold to SAMUEL KEELY, LEVI HEILBRUN and GEO. GOSS. Mr. Keely gets the third containing the dwelling, which he intends removing and erecting in its stead a substantial brick. Mr. Heilbrun and Mr. Goss will erect each a fine dwelling this summer which will add much to the beauty and enterprise of that portion of town.
DIED. -In Rochester, Friday evening, February 17th, JESSIE HEFFLEY, youngest daughter of SAMUEL and SARAH F. HEFFLEY, aged 7 years, 4 months and 3 days.
Jessie was a mild and affectionate little girl, and although she suffered long with a disease of the spine and was unable to run about like other children, she was patient, forbearing and forgiving, and bore her afflictions almost without a murmer. At last her little spirit winged its way from its feeble tenement of clay to that brighter, happier home in Heaven. A large number of citizens and Sabbath-school children attended the funeral, held at the residence Sabbath afternoon, and escorted the body of little Jessie to its last resting place.

-Friday morning, Feb. 18, 1876, at the residence of his father, LEWIS D. ADKINSON, in this city, Mr. ALPHONSO COLE ADKINSON, aged 31 years.
The deceased was a man possessing many noble qualities. His acquaintances loved and respected him for his numerous virtues. His relations mourn the loss of one in whom was centered many fond hopes and aspirations. ... In this hour of their sore afflictions they have the loving heartfelt sympathy of all who knew "COLE," as he was an upright, honorable citizen, an affectionate and dutiful son, and tried, true and faithful friend. -PERU TIMES.

AN ORDINANCE Prohibiting the erection or building of wooden buildings on the west side of Main street, in the town of Rochester, Indiana, and fronting on said street, between Pearl and Washington streets, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof .....

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 3, 1876


The Sprinkleburg literary society meets on Tuesday night, Ellsworth, on Friday night.
"Resolved that man hath immortality here on earth," is what engages the Mt. Zion debaters just now.
JAKE BECK is moving on the BLACKETER farm, while Mr. B. is transferring his movables to Mud creek.
JAMES VAN METER has entirely recovered from his illness, and says he is as hearty as a buck if he can't jump quite so far.
WM. WOODS, a son of ALBERT WOODS, from near West Cario, O., is looking up a location in this neighborhood. Mr. Woods wishes to invest about $3,000 in Indiana soil, and settle down among the Hoosiers. Correct.
A Mt. Zion school boy by the name of STOLL, aged about ten or twelve years, got into a quarrel with one of his compantions, last week, and made a vicious attack on him with a pocket knife, cutting him in several places but inflicting no serious injuries.
A large flake of plastering broke from the ceiling in the Sprinkleburg school-house, a few nights ago, and fell on Mrs. NEWTON McQUERN and her young babe who happened to be sitting directly under it. The child luckily escaped injury, and the only result was a big scare and a Sunday-go-to-meeting bonnet knocked all to smash.

DIED. -A voung child of Mrs. ALEXANDER MOHLER died Saturday.
Died - for want of funds - the Kewanna POST ... Mr. HILAND has just received a lot of beautiful burial cases ...


Mr. CHRIST. CAMPBELL is having a spell of the lung fever ... The church committee met at Mr. L. GAMBEY's to determine on the size of the new CHURCH edifice to be erected here this summer. It will be 3lx44 feet on the ground; with a ceiling 16 feet high; double doors, &c. The location selected is between the grave-yeard and the store, on the south side of the road...

SOLDIERS' MEETING. The soldiers of Union township met at the high school building, Kewanna, Saturday, Feb. 12th for the purpose of condemning the acts of the present Congress of the United States. On motion of P. S. TROUTMAN, J. A. BARNETT was chosen chairman and R. B. MINTON secretary... (resolutions adopted) ....


D. W. LYON returned Tuesday night from a week's visit to his brother, C. W. LYON, Esq., at Raymond, Ohio.
Mr. JOHN W. RANNELLS, the champion horseshoer, employed at the Heffley shops, cut his left hand severely with a buttress while shoeing a horse, last Monday.
It is reported that DELL WARD is about to move out of the county. Dell has been a resident of Fulton county for a great many years, and we are sorry to have him leave.
Mr. E. S. BARNES, of Logansport, so long a resident of this place, has removed to Sturgis, Michigan, where he proposes again undertaking the undertaking business ...
ED. F. CHINN & CO. have sold the CORNER GROCERY to Mr. WILLIAM GROVES, who for the past three years has been a tiller of the soil on the RUSSELL farm, south of town....
SAMUEL TRACY is off on a visit to Ohio, looking up his interest in his grandfather's estate, willed to him.
THOS. A. SHAFFER, ED. QUIVEY, OL. C. MINER, CHAS. GOULD, ABE SAMUEL, ORTON MITCHELL, AD. REITER and FRANK BROWN compose the members of a new brass band about organizing.
DIED. -Mrs. STACK, a respectable Irish lady, in the east part of town, died Wednesday forenoon. Though poor and dependent upon her own exertions for a livelihood for herself and two little children, she possessed the friendship of many who are better supplied with riches of life.
MARRIED. -In Rochester, Thursday, February 24th, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. WINFIELD B. KUHN and Miss [Kezia] PUTNAM, both of Akron., Indiana. ...
-On Monday, February 28, 1876, on Jefferson street, by Esquire C. J. STRADLEY, Mr. H. A. PLATT and Mrs. RESTER WINES.


Mr. F. GRAFF's stable burned down last Saturday night. The principal loss was a whisky jug... Mr. CAMPBELL has about recovered from his spell of lung fever... JESSE BIDDINGER and DANIEL BIDDINGER have traded farms. Singing school will commence next Sunday evening at Beaver branch. W. LAIN, teacher.

F. O. STRONG is canvassing for Dr. V. GOULD's nursery, near Rochester. WM. SHOEMAKER has sold his town property to L. N. BITTERS. MOSES SLAYBAUGH has bought a farm in Marshall county. Dr. JOHNSON has purchased the JOHN DAVIS property. F. DILLON has traded his interest in the D. & S. tannery to L. WADE for a saw mill,


Mr. L. DREW, a few days ago, while walking with a lady returning from spelling school discharged the contents of his revolver, holding it in a position that a ball was immediately found in the house of our neighbor KING. We understand Drew was arrested, fine and cost amounted to something over $27 ...
We notice that J. MILLER has opened out a fine stock of boots and shoes for sale.


The barn on the RICHTER farm was burned down last Friday. It contained considerable wheat and beans, belonging to Mr. WILHELM, who has the farm rented, also a mower belonging to J. CONN.


JACOB ABBOTT has sold his farm. GEORGE MILLER bought the WILSON farm - is the report here. I. A. BACON is moving on the ISAAC GOOD farm. A. B. COLLINS and WM. HALLEY drew their linen one evening last week, when J. H. NEW stepped between them and spoiled a good item for the SPY. There are symptoms of Black Hill fever breaking out in this place. CYRUS QUICK talks Texas. The reason HENRY McMILLEN is so sly because it is a girl.


W. J. LEITER looks several inches taller and wears a more benignant smile. It's a boy this time. DANIEL SHOWLEY is richer by $1,000 because it's a girl.
The Tippecanoe navigators, P. HOLLAND & CO., spoken of by "Fanny," as starting from Bloomingsburg, came to grief the first day out. (So much, perhaps, for starting on a journey on the Sabbath day). Dashing along down the rapid, swollen stream, the ark collided with some overhanging tree tops, near JOSEPH WERLEY'S, upsetting the concern, spilling passengers and "outfit" into the water. With some difficulty they paddled to shore, obtained assistance, got their traps out and hung them up to dry, repaired their craft and prepared to resume their journey.


MARRIED. -at the residence of Esq. FOUDERY, Saturday evening last, Mr. JOHN BARRETT and Miss SARAH KESLER... It is supposed by some that the spirit has moved Uncle JONNY HOLOWAY to take unto himself a wife.


MARRIED. -on the 23 inst., THOMAS WOOD, of Logansport, to Mrs. MARTHA LEITER, of Kewanna; also on the 24th, Mr. JAMES WILSON, of this place and Miss ETTIE VANKIRK, of Aubbeenaubbee township.
Mr. NORVAL WHITE untied from the Kewanna POST last week and left for Rochester by mail ... For sale the GERMAN REFORM CHURCH in Kewanna. Most of the citizens here will pay some one well to remove it out of town, as it is a disgrace to the inhabitants. On Saturday last WILLIAM SHERIDAN sold at public sale all his property except his farm, and will break up housekeeping.

(Admr's Sale of Real Estate) Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of April, 1876, upon the premises, by virtue of an order of the Circuit Court of Miami county... I will sell at public out cry... (real estate in Fulton county, described) ... JOSIAH FARRAR, Admr Estate of JOSEPH DAVIS, deceased. J. L. & J. FARRAR Att'ys.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 10, 1876

DIED. - ADAM H. MOW was born October 6, 1829, in Shelby county, Indiana, and died in Richland township, Fulton county, March 2, 1876, aged 46 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was married to Miss HARRIET WALKER, March 16, 1850, who with six children survive him. The deceased was a member of the church for a number of years prior to his death and was known and respected in his neighborhood as a clever, honest and faithful neighbor and citizen. His death is deeply mourned by all his relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by the I.O.O.F. lodge at Salina, of which he has been a good and faithful member. The religious services were conducted by Rev. ROBERT B. BEATY, and the burial was attended by a large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends sixty-two wagons and a number of men on horseback were in the procession. His remains were laid away in the cemetery at the Central Church. As neighbors and associates we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, hoping that at some time we may enjoy the reward and the society of Brother Mow. - - - - B. C. WILSON.

[(Resolutions of Respect... Bro. ADAM H. MOW, P.G. and member of

BAKERY FOR SALE. I offer my Bakery and Confectionery store, situate on the south side of public square, in the BEEBER BLOCK, for sale at a bargain .... R. VAN DIEN.

(Notice of Dissolution) The copartnership heretofore existing between LEVI MERCER and ANDREW C. SHEPHERD, under the firm name of MERCER & SHEPHERD, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. LEVI MERCER, ANDREW C. SHEPHERD. Rochester, Ind., March 3, 1876.


Mr. M. WILE of the firm of HEILBRUN & WILE, rejoices in the possession of a young son.
E. E. CHANDLER, the jeweler, has gone to Ohio to attend the funeral of his mother. Will return in a week.
Mr. HEILBRUN has purchased the Deniston lot on the burnt district and is preparing to put up a fine business house.
WILL CARRUTHERS is agent for the American Insurance Company of Chicago...
DIED. -Mrs. NORRIS, a sister of Mrs. W. H. CARTER, died on last Monday. We have not learned the particulars of her death and burial.
R. M. GROVES, one of the handsome young men of Bloomingsburg, has taken up his abode at Bluff City, Illinois ....
DIED. -Mrs. W. B. GUTHRIE, a sister to Mr. J. E. CLARK, died at the Central House, Wednesday. Funeral services were held in the parlor at 5:30 o'clock. The remains have been taken to Ohio for interment.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN H. BEEBER and little RILLA, went to Laporte, Tuesday on a week's visit. Some Masonic doings are to take place in that city during this week, and Mr. Beeber being the Grand Marshal of the State finds it his duty to participate.
One-half interest in the Rochester SENTINEL has been sold to Mr. V. H. DANIELS, of Akron, this county. VIC has had some experience with his little pencil and will doubtless add much to the local and editorial make-up of that paper. We hope to see the new firm succeed every way except politically.
Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT (Presbyterian) last Saturday administered the ordinance of baptism to the following persons: ALICE BARB, EUNICE BARB and HATTIE GOODRICH were immersed; JENNIE BERLIN and ---- ELLIOTT were sprinkled. At the same time and place Rev. G. E. LEONARD (Baptist) immersed Mr. JONATHAN DAWSON, J. Q. HENRY, STUART KIMBALL, MINNIE BRACKETT and MATTIE COOPER.
JOHN A. ELLIS is the name of the new journeyman barber employed at JAS. BRUETTE's barber shop in the BEEBER BLOCK ...


On the 28th of February, 1976, PHIL HOOT will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the advent of his second son.
WM. WOODS, the Ohio land buyer, has purchased the old SANDS farm near Mt. Zion. It is the poorest farm between Lincoln and Possomtrot.
Mr. and Mrs. GEO. MOORE gave the young people a very pleasant little party on the evening of the 29th, in honor of the anniversary of the fifth birthday of their son FRANK, who on that day completed his one score years on earth... JAMES GIFFIN drew the lucky number, and, according to tradition, will be the first one to get married.
It is rumored that WM. BROKAW's widow is about making a draw on the Government, on the ground that her husband contracted the disease, that caused his death, in the army. The physician who attended Mr. Brokaw in his last sickness is said to be interested in the affair, and is believed will feather his nest nicely with the filch if successful. That there is not the slightest grounds for the claim, is the universal belief of the neighbors, and it is to be hoped that if such is the case those who are engineering the swindle may be exposed. The widow had 6 or 7 children at the time of her husband's death (about three years ago) but she has managed, within the last few months, to become the mother of a pair of twins without the aid of that legitimate appendage, a husband.


The LEITER'S FORD CORNET BAND gave a theatrical entertainment on the 3d of March, and were well patronized. They show at Kewanna on the 7th.
J. BIDDINGER takes unto himself a wife to-day. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: JESSE BIDDINGER m. ELIZA E. ROBISON March 12, 1876.]


MARRIED. -March 1st I attend the wedding of Mr. FRANK LOUDERBACK, of our place, and Miss MATTIE EVENS, of Cass county. They were married by Rev. LOUELLEN, of Perrysburg... A Mr. MILLER and Miss EARLY were married by A. MARTIN, Esq., yesterday morning. They did not take time to get out of the buggy.
DIED. -A child of LEASON and RACHEL HOOVER died to-day about noon, aged about three years.
I guess BARCUS won't go to Missouri after all.


WILLIAM GRINDLE is a town gent ... L. DANIELS has been fully reinstated in the harness shop. JOHN BOCKOVER rejoices as one that has hope because it is a boy. Mrs. SALLIE JACKSON will be here on the 12th.


Sickness on the increase, the most serious cases being those of Mr. JOHN RITTER, Mr. H. BARNETT and Mr. JOSEPH URBIN, of Kewanna. This community will shortly have to part with, for a time at least, one of our most valuable and esteemed citizens, Mr. WM. J. LEITER, who intends to go to Rochester to superintend the Patrons' Exchange. (GRANGE STORE) They expect to commence business in a week or two.
MARRIED. -on last Sabbath, Mr. REUBEN TALLY and Mrs. REBECCA AULT. Long may they wave.


Mr. PETER DUMBAULD has bought the store building formerly owned by F. P. WAUGH. FRANKLIN MEREDITH started for Iowa, March 3d. JAMES NELLONS, HARRISON KESLER and JOHN SNOKES will start for the paradise of the west on the 15th of this month. M. C. EWER is suffering with an attack of erysipelas on the face and eyes... There is some hopes of KESLER and STUCKEY locating with us, as we see them stepping around through the mud, viewing the town.


On Thursday the 9th at 7 o'clock p.m., at the Green Oak M.E. church, Mrs. SALLIE C. JACKSON, G.W.V.T. and superintendent of J.T., will give a public lecture on temperance. ED. T. SMITH is the "wideawake" business man in these diggings. I will take that ABBOTT farm back - it was not sold as reported. JOEL TOWNSEND, sen., gave us a brief call Saturday.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 17, 1876

[letter from Battle Ground, Indiana, sgd. SUSIE R. THOMAS.....]

NEW POOR HOUSE. Among the plans and specifications presented to the county commissioners for the building of the new poor house, Auditor CAFFYN's was by far the best devised and was therefore after due consideration promptly accepted. Just how Mr. Caffyn obtained his architectural knowledge we are not advised, but the plan is approved by all who have examined it. The building will not only be elegant in appearance but convenient and tastefully arranged. The main building will be 8lx32 feet, two stories high, with a projecting front 30x40 feet and a one-story addition in the rear. It will contain 14 rooms on first floor and six on second floor - three being large and airy, to be filled with cots. It will be built of brick with an iron roof, and will accommodate about 75 or 100 persons. The plans and specifications may be seen at the Auditor's office. The commissioners are now ready to receive bids.


DIED. -A young man by the name of RANNALS, living a couple of miles south of here, died of typhoid fever last Friday. Was taken to Mexico for interment yesterday.


KESLER & STUCKER have bought the old store building formerly owned by parties in Fort Wayne.


Sick - WM. KEEL. Symptoms of typhoid fever.


WM. CAMPBELL is the boss tanner on buffalo robes and other hides. Mr. HICKERTHORN, of Silver Lake, has moved to SLABTOWN, on the old OSGOOD farm. C. R. MADLIN is fencing the northeast corner lot.


Mr. JABEZ IZZARD and family narrowly escaped having to step down and out suddenly, one cold morning a short time ago. Cause fire, which was discovered and extinguished in time to avert any more serious consequences than the loss of CHARLEY IZZARD's bed, himself receiving a slight scorching ... Uncle BILLY BLACKETOR has moved back upon his Mud Creek farm, making the fourth time he has moved into the same neighborhood.

(Dissolution of Partnership) The partnership heretofore existing between W. H. DENISTON, CALVIN VANTRUMP and O. C. SMITH, hardware merchants, under the firm name of DENISTON, VANTRUMP & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. -W. H. DENISTON, CALVIN VANTRUMP, O. C. SMITH. .... Mr. Deniston has been employed by Mr. SHEPHERD, the new proprietor, as a clerk, and will be ready at all times to figure up your account.


A. V. HOUSE has been quite feeble for some weeks.
Miss MAY COPELAND has been quite sick for two weeks.
Mrs. SADIE LONG, nee BURCH, is here on a three week's visit to her sister, Mrs. BOSWELL.
Mr. CAL VANTRUMP will be engaged this summer in the sale of agricultural implements with Mr. FROMM.
NAAMAN DAWSON, son of JAMES DAWSON of this place, was among the injured of a railway accident at Madison, Indiana, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. REX will celebrate their silver wedding this (Friday) evening...
Mr. M. S. WEILLS has taken a clerkship at Mr. MERCER's hardware store...
FEDER & SILBERBERG will put nearly one thousand dollars additional expense on the front of their new building. It will be finished in the latest city style.
J. T. DAVIS, so long a compositor in the SPY office, has gone to Fort Wayne, and will take cases on the DAILY NEWS . TOMMY is a good steady young man, and with a little experience will become a fair printer.
Mr. I. W. BROWN, of this place has become a Chicago grain merchant, and is putting in his time principally in that city. So far he has been reasonably successful ...

The First National Bank of this place is now known as the ROCHESTER BANK - A. C. COPELAND, president.... The change was made to avoid the expense incident to conducting a national bank.

AUCTION! SAMUEL BEFFLEY will sell at public auction, at his Wagon and Carriage Manufactory, in Rochester, on Saturday, Search 25th, a lot of new Carriages and Buggies, consisting of one two-steated Carriage, one one-seated Carriage and eight or ten open Buggies, four two-seated spring Wagons, a lot of Lumber Wagons and Sleighs. All are new and warranted to be good and selling for no fault except to make room for more new work. The highest bidder to be the purchaser in all cases. All will be sold upon six months time with approved security.

CENTENNIAL MEETING. ... a number of citizens met at the court house on Monday evening to take initiatory steps to have our county represented in the national centennial at Philadelphia. Judge KEITH was elected chairman and W. J. WILLIAMS, secretary.... Dr. VERNON GOULD, Prof. W.H. GREEN and STEPHEN DAVIDSON were appointed a committee to collect agricultural products and E. E. CO'WGILL, C. P. HINMAN and Dr. TERRY, to furnish specimens of our timber....

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 24, 1876

[letter from Johnson, Nebraska, March 10, 1876, sgd. A. J. WRIGHT....]

NEW DEPOT. We had intended to write up the new DEPOT in full this week, but an unusual rush of job work and advertising compels us to be brief on all subjects. We will say, however, that the depot is a little beauty and is every creditable to the place. The passenger room is 20x23, well lighted neatly painted, and will be handsomely furnished. The freight room is also 20x23. Ticket and telegraph office 9x23, is neatly furnished with new tables, book cases and all the necessary fixtures. The painting and finishing is of the most approved modern style and presents a very creditable appearance. A platform 16 feet wide and 150 long will be erected in front of the building and a narrower platform extended to the ends and rear.
The depot was put up under the management of Mr. T. HUSKINSON, of Indianapolis, who is an experienced builder and a good square man. The mechanical work of the new depot is pronounced by experts to be firstclass, and reflects much credit on the contractor. There is but one fault to find with the building and that is the freight room is too small, but in time a new freight house will be erected which will add still more to the place.


Rafting logs across lake MANITOU is the latest wrinkle.
GLAZE has again taken possession of his island home in lake Manitou.
WM. BEST leaves the old KENT farm this week, and moves on his own land near Leiter's Ford.
A. C. COOK has purchased a new saw in place of the one broken a short time ago, and is cutting some very good lumber. If perseverance deserves success, Cook should have it.
DIED. -From a recent letter from Allen county, O., I learn of the death of ABEL BOWERS, an uncle to ABEL BOWERS of this place. Mr. Bowers was 78 vears old at the time of his death, and was a much respected citizen of that place.


Mr. NEUTON DAGUE, who got his leg broken some time ago, is getting along finely. Mr. CHARLES CHAPIN's son that was shot is also doing well.
Mr. W. H. COONS is preparing to build a house this summer.
Mr. JOHN CHAMP has rented his farm and will move to Lincoln, this spring.
JACK WILLARD has got his saw mill in running order and is doing good business.
LEVI W. POWNALL says he will not furnish any more wood for the steam feather renovator, at Fulton, at former terms.
Stock hogs sold for 10 cents per pound at JOHN CHAMP's sale 4th of March.
PHILIP HECKERTHORN is building a new house on his farm. ROBERT CAMPBELL will move in the house vacated by him.

[letter from Knoxville, Iowa, March 16th, sgd. JOHN BUSH ....]


M. O. REES is pap. Happy man.
Grandfather ERNSPERGER has been quite feeble for some time.
CHAS. JACKSON has sold his Pontiac street property to Mr. ISAAC CANNON.
The GRANGE STORE has commenced business, but their success is not certain unless they advertise in the SPY.
Dr. S. M. WRIGHT, of Millark, though yet young in the profession is fast gaining the confidence of the people and is having a good practice.
Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN has finally concluded to erect a business house on her lot in the burnt district. That's two there - now who'll be the next?
Mr. and Mrs. I. CONNER have broken up housekeeping for the present and have taken rooms at Mrs. BROWN's boarding house, on Jefferson street.
Several of our subscribers in the west writing to us during the past six months have inquired of us privately the proper name of SEXE MURRY. With her permission we give it in print - Miss LINDIE BEVERLY. She is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. S. BEVERLY of this place. She is yet young in years, sprightly, rather handsome and intelligent. She will no doubt make a stir in the literary world when she ripens into maturity.


JIMMY ELKENS is very sick. LEVI BUCK has a little boy at his house, of which he is very proud.


S. B. EWER, of Lincoln, payed us a flving visit Sunday last.
MARRIED. -bv Esq. FOUDRAY, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. WILLIAM CUBERLY and Miss LIZA COPLEN.


The two Mud lakes are to be ditched this spring. CYRUS A. GOODWIN, of Deedsville, is here visiting his sister, Mrs. JENNIE NEW. THOS. SHELTON steps a little quicker, 'cause the last one is a girl. Grandma SHELTON is very low, with lung fever. WM. HALLEY, lung fever; WM. KEEL, convalescent.


'Squire FEECE gets a very liberal patronage. Sunday evening last he tied a nuptial knot for Mr. B. NYE and Miss M. HOOVER. Mr. HOFFMAN sold his personal property last Tuesday. He will start west on the first of April. Mr. S. ALSPAUGH is preparing to erect a large barn this summer. Mr. W. H. CURTIS is collecting materials for the erection of a new building for his BROOM MANUFACTORY. A ball room is also talked of at the same place.


Aunt RUTH YOUNG, who well remembers 1776, has been very lame for some weeks, having fallen from her chair to the floor while eating supper at the residence of A. T. JACKSON.


A. ONSTOTT is on the sick list. E. A. ARNOLD has moved back to Akron. JACOB WHITTENBERGER has gone to Ohio on a visit.
DIED. -on the 16th, Mrs. SAMUEL MILLER. She survived her husband just five weeks. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Akron Citizens Cemetery, Henry Township: LEAH MILLER, died March 16, 1876, at age 69yr & 28da. ... SAMUEL W. MILLER, died Feb. 9, 1876, at age 67yr-3mo-15da.]
ELI STRONG has a tumor on the side of his neck which was becoming very painful. He is now trying the healing powers of a lady physician north of Warsaw.
MARRIED. -on the 19th by J. A. LEWELLEN, GABRIEL MILLER and Miss CAL ASHELMAN; also on the same date and by the same, C. K. MODLIN and Miss LETTA KISICKER, all of Akron vicinity.
Fire - about two O'clock Tuesday morning, a barn belonging to ALEX. CURTIS was totally destroyed, together with all its contents consisting of hay, corn, wheat, harness and one one-horse buggy. By the bravery of W. CAMPBELL one horse was rescued from the flames.

(Notice of Administration) ... HARRIET MOW appointed Administratrix of the Estate of ADAM MOW March 18, 1876.

(Administratrix' Sale) I will sell, at public auction, on Friday, April 21, 1876, at the late residence of ADAM H. MOW, in Richland township ... personal property HARRIET MOW, Administratrix. March 18, 1876.

(Notice of Appointment) MARY WHITE appointed Administratrix of the Estate of THEODORE WHITE, late of Fulton County, deceased. March 21, 1876.

(Administratrix' Sale) ... the undersigned, Administratrix of the Estate of THEODORE WHITE, deceased, will offer for sale at public outcry, at the late residence of said deceased, in Liberty township... on Saturday, April 15, 1876... personal property.... MARY WHITE, Administratrix, March 21, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 31, 1876


Tuesday during the storm (one of the worst of the season) I counted twenty-nine persons at the store of Mr. MILLER... JAS. COLVIN is sick with lung disease; otherwise health is very good in this place.


GEORGE BAUGHER is visiting his brother in this place ...


Black Hill fever is on the rise. J. LAMB and ALLY ASHELMAN are bound for Oregon. MAT. CASE is moving to Kansas, near Topeka. L. WADE has bought a half interest in W. GRINDEL's saw mill. LEW is bound to have a mill or bust. J. WILHOIT drew the lucky ticket for the Akron mail route. O. CORNWELL is west looking up a location.


GEO. MILLER is moving on to the farm he bought of THOMAS WILSON. Grandma SHELTON is reported convalescent.
DIED. -March 23, 1876, at the residence of SAML. NEWELL, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. ANN BACON, wife of I. A. BACON, aged 45 vears. In her death Green Oak Grange, No. 685 lost a good member and kind sister.


The late severe storms have cut off telegraph communications to all the surrounding cities.
DIED. -Mr. JOHN FALL died on the 20th inst., from congestion, having been sick but a few hours.
J. S. WILLIAMS has traded property with father SPARKS, the former now owning the lot situated on the corner of Main and Logan street, and sells it to the I.O.O.F.'s for their hall and business room below. Dr. I. E. WRIGHT moves to Logansport in a few days. A little girl at the residence of JOHN A. BARNETT first saw day light Sunday morning last. CHARLES KILLMER has sold his little farm and bought his father's grocery ...


Mr. SIMEON WEBBER is lying dangerously ill.
Mrs. JIM GAINER has been quite sick for two weeks.
Miss IDA PORTER has been quite sick for the past week.
Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND, the post mistress, is dangerously ill.
CURG RANNELLS is home on a brief visit from Greencastle college.
DIED. -WILLIAM CRUM died very suddenlv last Monday with congestion of the lungs.

JOHN LOWE, of Gilead, was here on a visit to the COOPER boys, last week.
FIESER & HILL, the new blacksmith and wagonmaking firm are doing a very good business, receiving patronage from all parts of the county.
DIED. -Mr. CHAS. M. REED, just west of town, died last Tuesday, of consumption. Fwieral services to-day (Thursday) at one o'clock, at the Presbyterian church.
WM. MOORE was arrested at Sturgeon, Wednesday, by Constable STILES, on a charge of bastardy preferred by a Miss MOW. His preliminary trial is set for next Wednesday.
Moore is a married man.
DICK VAN DIEN has sold out the EAGLE bakery to BERT WOOLEY & CECIL DAVIS ...
O. P. DILLON, Esq., who has been a resident of this county for thirty years, gave us a brief call Monday...
B. STAMM, Esq., so long a resident of this place, moves this week to Bruce's Lake, where he will open a notary public office and devote his time to writing up deeds, mortgages, etc...
Father FOOTE, the well-known Christian veteran, will be ninety years of age next Sabbath, April 2d ....
Miss DORA WILSON started Wednesday evening to make her future home at Edenburg, Indiana. Dora is a good girl and will be missed greatly by her many friends here...
DIED. -i4rs. NANCY REED, wife of MARTIN REED, died at her residence in Richland township last week. She was a very amiable lady, beloved by all who knew her. She was a native of New York and was aged 38 years. Two children and a devoted husband are left to mourn the loss of a kind wife and mother.

(Notice of Appointment) ... GEORGE H. GASKILL appointed Executor of the last will of ELIZABETH GASKILL, late of Fulton county... deceased. March 25, 1876.

(Notice of Appointment) ... SARAH J. DAVIS appointed Administratrix of the estate of JAMES DAVIS, late of Fulton county... deceased... March 28, 1876

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 7, 1876


WM. WOODS has arrived from Ohio and is now located in his new home. Mr. ANTRIM, the former owner, has moved to Illinois.
NOAH CURTIS has a clock that has been in the Curtis family for 60 years. It is an old-fashioned "great-big-stand-up-in-the-corner" clock, and can keep just as good time and run as fast as a young clock.

(Notice of Administration) ... LYDIA A. RITTER appointed Administratrix with will annexed of the Estate of JOHN R. RITTER, late of Fulton county, deceased... April 1, 1876.


Mr. and Mrs. THOS. WILSON have sold all their earthly possessions in Fulton county and removed to Tolono, Illinois.
Messers. A. C. SHEPHERD and W. H. DENISTON have formed a partnership in the hardware business ...
Miss SUSIE L. AMBROSE, daughter of L. F. AMBROSE, Center Point, Indiana, is here attending high school and stopping with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. TAYLOR.
JOE MURPHY has purchased the confectionery and restaurant formerly owned and controlled by Mr. S. BEVERLY, first door north of DOC COLLINS'.. "
Mr. J. M. CLIFFORD, the ticket and freight agent, and the telegraph operator, moved into the new DEPOT, Tuesday ...
Mr. ELI RUSSELL has resold his farm, this time to Mr. ISAAC LOWE, of Gilead, who we are informed is a Republican of the Republicans and every way a good citizen ...
We learn that the castings for the fronts of the CENTENNIAL building are to be cast in Rochester, either at MACK ASHTON's or KEWNEY's foundry. That's right. The work can be done as well doubtless at home, and we are glad that it is so.
SCOTT SHIELDS has returned from Springfield, Ohio, where he has been engaged for the past eighteen months as a clerk in a large dry goods store. Scott left a lucrative position through the desire of his widowed mother to keep her company at home. He expects to work at his trade this summer in Rochester ...
Wednesday we partook of an excellent family dinner at the residence of SAMUEL MECHLING, on South Main street. Miss MANDA, his estimable daughter, is well skilled in culinary art and knows just how to prepare a palatable dinner for an editor and his little family...

DIED. -At his residence near Rochester, Fulton county, Indiana, March 30, 1876, Mr. SIMEON WEBER. The deceased was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, June 11, 1817, and became a resident of this county in 1837. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1858. In the church of his choice he lived an honored and consistent member, and died fully assured that though parting from the church below, he would at once join the church triumphant above. He leaves a widow and two children. His funeral from the M.E. church April lst, was largely attended by his manv friends. -J. A. CLEARWATERS.

Last night, Wednesday, at a quarter to eleven o'clock, HARTER & MONTGOMERY'S large grain elevator and warehouse was discovered to be on fire in the cupalo... contained about 18,000 bushels of wheat, all of which was destroyed, save about 2,000 bushels which is more or less injured.
The building was valued at $12,000 and insured for $8,000. Total insurance on grain $15,000 ....
The old DEPOT just vacated was also totally destroyed. By the greatest efforts RAILROAD SALOON, MYERS & GAINER'S planing mill and furniture factory and several dwellings were saved from the flames ....


O. C. SMITH is here visiting his ma. M. T. BRADWAY has bought JACOB ILUS' (HUSI?) interest in the S. S. TERRY farm, north of Akron. JOB GINN is out in the cold again on that account. ANDREW HARTER and WILLIAM THOMPSON are booked for Oregon the first of May. A. HANN's horse fell down dead while pulling a load of fodder up hill. JOHN WILHOIT fractured his jaw on a Brazil nut.


The spring term of the Green Oak school will commence the third Monday in April; Miss ELLA NEW, teacher. GEO. B. HIGHT is a resident of this place. WM. CLOSTER, of Green Oak, scratched YOST WHEATLEY, of Wagoners, at the latter place last Thursday.


Your correspondent has lived in Indiana since Oct., 1845, and at no time during the past 31 years have I traveled or saw as much mud in the roads as during the past three months. Mr. W. H. RHENO is building himself a new boot and shoe shop on Main street. J. SHOWLEY has moved into the room owned by the I.O.O.F's until his new dwelling is completed. R. B. MINTON has moved to the farm originally owned by A. T. JACKSON 2-1/2 miles north east of Kewanna and has turned granger. Mr. WM. COOK who has been sick for months past with consumption, is not expected to live through the day...

For Sheriff - HUDSON STILES.

MARRIED. -At the residence of Mr. W. M. HULING, in Henry township, Sunday, April 2, 1876, Mr. WILLIAM HUNT and Miss CLARA BROOKS.
Through the kindness of Miss ROSILLA NIXON the SPY office was supplied with a share of the excellent wedding cake...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 14, 1876


There is some talk of the GRANGE building a large warehouse this season.

Mr. ONIS CASE has bought the HARDWARE store, and expects to do a good business this season.
LEW ENYART has bought more property in town, and is still on the war path for trades of any kind.
A. L. HUDSON is buying a portion of J. W. CARL's drugs. Hudson is going to sell drugs in Mexico.
Mr. JOHN CHAMP is expecting to move to town as soon as the roads will admit ...
Mr. H. M. MILLER, the tinner of this place, has traded his tin stock for billiard tables in Argos, and is running a billiard hall in preference to a tin shop.
Mr. GUYER the former owner of the hardware store is soliciting orders for the Centennial Gazette of the United States, he is a new hand at the business but will do his best.
J. W. CARL has bought the corner lot north of the school-house and is building a residence. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, L. P. HATCH and H. G. BLACKBURN are the carpenters.
Dr. THOMPSON is going to start a drug store in Lincoln.
The talk was he was going to leave town but that is a mistake ... he is a man in every sense of the word and a good Physician.


JESSE BIDDINGER moved last Thursday on his new place. JONAH BIDDINGER and DAN BIDDINGER will open a store here this summer. Miss MOLLIE COUGHENOM goes to live at Kewanna.


The spelling Thursday night was not very well attended on account of bad weather. CHARLIE PETERSON had the honor of spelling the school down. F. M. DAY, Esq., has a little daughter four years of age that can read in either of the five school readers with ease. School closed here Friday. I suppose E. P. TOWNSEND, the teacher, feels happy now that he is free.
MARRIED. -Mr. GEO. CONN and Miss LIDDIE ALLEN were married March 22d, by Elder LONG...


Uncle DAN NEFF does not look too well pleased because it's a girl again. Mr. GEO. MILLER, of Rochester, has sold his Mud Creek farm to Mr. J. SANDERS, of Defiance, Ohio.

JOHN FISH has located at Tiosa and is clerking for MILLER.
HARRISON KESLER started for Kansas, Monday. He was delayed on account of sickness.
ROBERT STARNER is lying very low with brain fever. The funeral services of the deceased of the YOUNG family will be preached the fourth Sunday in April, by a minister of the Disciple church, of Ohio.
JAMES LOVE has moved on A. NELLON's farm.

The timber for the church has been got out, and the work of hewing and framing has commenced.


DIED. -at his residence two miles north east of Kewaiuia, at 11 o'clock a.m. on the 10th inst., Mr. WM. COOK, of consumption. In his death the community have lost a worthy and useful member of society, and one of the oldest settlers of the county. He was a kind and obliging neighbor, an indulgent father whose counsels will be missed in the familv circle and in the community. The funeral service was held at the M.E. Church on Tuesday the 11th inst. and a large circle of friends and acquaintances were in attendance.


Grandma GAMBLE is dangerously sick.
HICKERTHORN is bound for Oregon; he has sold his SLABTOWN farm to JOSIAH KING. F. O. STRONG delivered the first lot of fruit and ornamental trees ever delivered in this place from V. GOULD's nursery. KISICKER has rented the Sevastopol flouring mill; he intends to superintend both mills. MOSES SLAYBOUGH, our little shoemaker, is moving to Marshall county, on his farm.


HIRAM CARITHERS is a resident of Rochester. CHARLEY HICKS commenced plowing last Thursday, the 6th. R. A. NEW wants to say to the good people of Green Oak, and vicinity, please do not call on him for anything except your mail, on the Sabbath day. ANDREW HATTERY is quite sick with lung fever.


ALVEY ASHELMAN and JOHN LAM, of Henry township, contemplate moving with their families to Oregon.
Mr. DAN AGNEW advertises the MILLER farm for sale, situate on the Michigan road...
DIED. -Mrs. GEORGE RULE, so well and favorably known in Rochester, died at her home in Argos, last Tuesday morning. Her funeral was attended Wednesday by many mourning friends.
Rev. I. STALLARD, of Lincoln, called on us Monday and renewed his subscription to the SPY. He is agent for the Continental Fire Insurance company and he divides his time between insuring men's souls and their property.
HAVEY SPENCER was horse-kicked Tuesday night. He limps a little.
L. E. RANNELLS returned to college last Monday after a brief vacation.
ED. QUIVEY made a brief visit to Plymouth last Saturday, returning Monday.
DANIEL SWIHART and J. A. WERTZ, of Lincoln, called on us Monday. They are authorized to raise a club of ten for the SPY, in Miami county.
Mr. J. F. WILSON, well known as "Amo Scribere," gave us a call Wednesday and advanced the time of his subscription to 24jun77. He intends visiting the centennial and the far west this summer.
Teamsters with their teams have received but $2 per day for hauling dirt from the cellars of the CENTENNIAL building, but on Tuesday last they struck for $2.50, and as a consequence the work was somewhat delayed.
The brick work of the CENTENNIAL building has been let to a gentleman from Warsaw, at $3.50 per thousand, he to pay all assistants and furnish all materials save the brick. If he does his work well there is no fortune in the job.
A little stabbing affray occurred last Saturday night at the Wallace house. ED. GEARING and some other parties had some difficulty in which Gearing took occasion to use the knife. He skipped out and his whereabouts are not known.
Mr. JOE WIDNER, of Peru, so long a resident of this place, spent Tuesday in Rochester, looking up unfinished business ...
Miss BELLE BITTERS, of Akron, has been visiting her uncles and aunties at this place for the past week.
Mr. JOE BEEBER has been engaged for the past week moving old buildings to make room for the CENTENNIAL block.
Mr. W. R. MARSHALL, the village blacksmith of Lincoln, called on us Tuesday evening and renewed his subscription to the SPY .
Capt. JEWELL and WES CARTER have erected a building at the lake to be used as a restaurant...
Mr. ANDREW MILLER, one of the former proprietors of the CORNER GROCERY, has been engaged to take the place of Mr. ANDRUS, at the CENTRAL STORE...
CHAS. H. SMITH has rented his father's farm and has concluded henceforth to live and die a granger. Charley is a model young man, and should be induced during leapyear to share his happiness with somebody else.
The members of the JUVENILE BRASS BAND are preparing to give a theatrical and general comic entertainment at the court house, next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings ...
Mr. ISAAC ANDRUS, so long a clerk at ERNSPERGER & JACKSON'S store, has moved to Colfax, Clinton county, Indiana, where with a brother he will engage in the sale of groceries, provisions, eggs, &c...
DIED. -At his residence six miles east of Rochester, on Saturday, April 1, 1876, LEWIS PRILL, aged about 73 vears.
The deceased was a citizen of Fulton county since 1839, and was reckoned among the good, honest, substantial farmers. He was born near Harper's Ferry, in Virginia. The funeral services of the deceased will be attended at Prill's school-house on the second Sunday in May, at 10 o'clock, by Rev. W. PECK. All are invited to be present.
-At his residence in Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, Ind., April 9, 1876, SAMUEL SHADLE, aged 58 years, 2 months and 6 days. Disease - congestion of the lungs.
The deceased was born in the State of Pennsylvania, removed to Seneca county, Ohio, and from thence to Fulton county, where he was a resident for over twenty-five years. He leaves a sorrowing widow, four children and many friends, as the large concourse of people showed, who accompanied his remains to the grave. He joined the Evangelical Association upwards of 20 years ago, and lived an honored and consistent member of the church of his choice, until God removed him from the church militant to the church triumphant. Funeral services by the undersigned, assisted by Rev. W. W. JONES, of Kewanna. - - - - E. T. HOCHSTEDLER.


For Sheriff - JONAS MYERS.
For Treasurer - JOHN E. CATES.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 21, 1876

(Resolution of Respect... our beloved brother, DAVID W. ROSS, of Lincoln Lodge, W. D. F. & A.M., who departed his life on the nieht of April 12, 1876... and that a copy be placed in the hands of the widow. - W. C. BAILEY, IRA B. HURST, W. R. MARSHALL, Committee.)


SAMUEL A. WALLACE, better known as "AL," went to Chicago, Tuesday night to accept a position as a runner for some wholesale house.
Mr. F. K. KENDRICK, who has been a resident of ROCHESTER for thirty-two years, says the improvements here this season will exceed any former year in the history of the town, and possibly in actual cost-value they may equal any two former years.
We should have mentioned three weeks ago that E. B. CHINN has become the general supervising agent for the Howe machine company for Marshall county, with headquarters at Plymouth. ED has had much experience with sewing machines and will no doubt make the business a complete success.
Not the least among the improvements in ROCHESTER this season will be the erection of a brick building at the HEFFLEY WAGON MANUFACTORY to be filled with all manner of machinery for turning wagon hubs, spokes, neck-yokes, etc. This building will be put up in the rear of the blacksmith shops, and will be 26x55 feet. The steam engine, boiler and all the necessary machinery are readv to be placed in position as soon as the building is completed.
SAMUEL KEELY has purchased the HOLMES property and will move there.
Mr. G. T. HORTON and son, near Lincoln, were robbed of about $100 one night last week.
Mr. B. O. JOHNSON, though quite sick for several weeks, was again on the street Saturday.
FRANK SHIELDS is about to erect a residence for himself and bride, on the corner of West and Vine streets.
ANDY STRONG has taken charge of D. S. GOULD's store in Akron...
Mr. and Mrs. JACOB WRIGHT, of Rochester, will start for Davenport, Iowa, Friday, to remain during the summer season. The trip is intended for a general visit among friends and relations and for the improvement of Mrs. Wright's health...
A. B. WHITE, a young man who for some time has endeavored to create a sensation among the ladies, was last week arrested on a charge of bastardy, brought by a Miss YAZEL. Not being able to give bonds for his appearance at the circuit court the matter was compromised by marrying the girl, but there is some doubt about his living with her, he having played husband with a certain other woman in this place. (See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: A. B. WHITE m. ANNA YEAZEL, April 14, 1876.)
MARRIED. -On Sabbath, April 9, 1876, at the residence of the bride's father, near Akron, by Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER, Mr. JAMES SHIPLEY and Miss MARY TOWNSEND.
The occasion of this wedding is said to have been a very elegant, entertaining and enjoyable affair...
-In Rochester, at the parsonage of the Presbyterian church, Sabbath, April 16, 1876, by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. HENRY CHURCH and Miss MARY ANN STETSON.


A. STUTZ is adding much to the appearance of his new dwelling.
DIED. -AARON PACKER's wife died this morning, April 17th, of nursing sore mouth. She leaves a kind husband and three small children to mourn her early death. (See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Lutheran Cemetery, Newcastle Township: MARY M. PACKER, wife of A. PACKER, died April 17, 1876, aged 29yr-10mo-29da.)


Miss BINA ABBOTT teaches the Collins school. It took J. HURST, of Lincoln, 40 years to make up his mind whether he would or wouldn't get married. They are moving the old Union church from Green Oak to Prairie Grove, four miles east of Kewanna. J. H. and J. M. NEW are trading their Kansas land to Dr. WAITE, for 40 acres of land in Cass County. Sick - ANDREW HATTERY, Mrs. JOHN BERRY and J. A. BACON.
DIED. -of pleura Pneumonia, April 12, 1876, after a brief illness, D. W. ROSS, aged 41 years. Deceased was a member of the Green Oak M.E. Church, a devout Christian, a member of the masonic fraternity, and one of our best citizens. Funeral services by Rev. CARLAND, April 14th. He was followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of mourning friends and neighbors. Last sad rites were conducted by the Masonic Brotherhood. Thus another good man has passed away.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 28, 1876

The Democratic voters of the corporation of Rochester met in convention Tuesday night and nominated the following ticket: For Clerk - J. R. ROSENBERG. For Treasurer - JESSE SHIELDS. For Trustee - lst Ward M. O. REES. 2d Ward - Dr. DANZIGER. 3d Ward - SILAS MILLER. Assessor REES EMERY.

The Republicans nominated: For Clerk - LEVI S. EMRICK. For Treasurer - CHAS. P. HINMAN. For Trustee - lst Ward, DAVID ROSS, 2d Ward, DAVID BARB, 3d Ward, VERNON GOULD. Assessor - JOHN BLANCHARD.
C. J. STRADLEY, JONAS MYERS and CHRIS. HOOVER were elected as corporation central committee...


DIED. -An infant son of Mrs. BEN ANDERSON was buried last Sunday. The mother is quite poorly.
Old uncle EPH. DAUGliERTY and JIMMY KOFFEL got up a very spirited argument about a division fence a few days ago. The fence was between them when they began, but uncle Eph. opened the discussion with a piece of fence rail, and Jimmy followed up with a few knock-down arguments that sent Uncle Eph. to grass, where he came to the conclusion that since they had both gotton on one side (of the fence) he would make the closing speech before Esquire STRADLEY. No one need doubt this statement as the piece of rail used in the discussion is still to be seen.


Mrs. JIM GAINER is still unable to leave her bed.
ROBERT GOULD has sold his picture gallery to the HOOVER BROS.
Miss BECCA WOODFIELD has gone to spend a few months at Valparaiso.
Mr. DAWSON is having the burnt cornice and mouldings on the front of his drug store building replaced with new ones.
Miss ALLIE RUDY, of Prescott, Wisconsin, and Mr. H. RUDY, of Harrisburg, Penn., are guests of Captain RADER.
JACOB KREIG has purchased DAVE CARR's grocery...
D. R. MARTIN informs us that he has purchased and set out 180 shrubs in the Odd Fellows' cemetery ...
Two fine horses were stolen last Sunday night from FRANK O'BLENIS, in Richland township. Several parties have been sent out by the Horse Company in pursuit of the thieves.
Mrs. HARRIET MOW left at our office one day last week a mammoth head of marble-head cabbage ...
Mr. A. BAKER purchased the property on southeast corner of Jefferson and Vine streets, a few weeks ago, has repaired the old dwelling in good style and erected a new house on the south half of the lot.
JOHN W. DAVIS, for many years one of the prominent and respectable citizens of Rochester, last week "stepped down and out" of the country with some lewd woman. His family and all his relation are respectable people, and we are sorry to have occasion to record this shameful transaction. Intoxicating liquors and evil associations are certain to reduce riches and produce degradation and shame.
Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD is fitting up the heretofore unfinished room in the north half of the second story of the BALCONY BUILDING, to be occupied by the SPY office. The work room will be 5Oxl6l2 feet and the editorial room18xl6-1/2.
A. B. WHITE, who was mentioned in last week's SPY as being arrested on charge of bastardy, did what many thought he would do when the case was settled by marrying his victim, skip out. Prosecuting Attorney J. W. SMITH had a summons issued for his arrest on a charge of fornication, he having lived with and pretended to be married to a Miss EMMA GOULD. Constable KIRKENDOLL pursued and arrested him somewhere in Marshall county, and returning to this place Saturday last the "smart young man" was lodged in jail. We have it from pretty good authority that he has a wife in Elkhart county. His proper name is MORRIS G. DEAN. His parents, who are said to be respectable people reside somewhere near Ft. Wayne. His case will be heard at this court.

(Special Convention) Dr. VERNON GOULD, the regular Republican nominee for the office of Trustee of the Third Ward of the corporation of Rochester, having positively declined to become a candidate for said office, notice is therefore herebv given that there will be held a Special Convention at the Court House, on Friday Evening, April 28, 1876, for the purpose of placing some one on the ticket to fill the vacancy incurred. C. J. STRADLEY, JONAS MYERS, CHRIS HOOVER, Corporation Central Com.

Messrs. LAMB and ASHELMAN have started for Oregon. JOHN KELLER was making a glut, and his ax took too much land - he has his hand in a sling. ALEX. CURTIS has built a new barn on the burnt district.

KEWANNA, April 24, 1876 by MEDICI

Mr. TILMAN SLICK, who lives with his son, JOSEPH, two miles north west of town, is quite ill with pneumonia. F. H. GRAHAM, Esq., has purchased the old scale-house with part of the lot upon which it stands, has moved it back and is erecting an addition in front for a hardware and tin shop. A. T. JACKSON has purchased the old scales, moved them down to his farm, in order to do his own weighing hereafter. J. S. WILLIAMS has moved the dwelling purchased of Father SPARKS on a lot near the M.E. Church, will repair it and make it his future home. Dr. I. E. WRIGHT moves to Grestline, Ill, and not to Logansport as he proposed to when here.
Mr. ARCH HUDKINS, Jr., engaged in farm labor, on the 18th met with a serious accident. While in the field unloading manure his horses took fright from a loose board striking their heels, when he sprang from the wagon the same board caught his feet and threw him upon his head, producing a dislocation of his left wrist, breaking the entire connection so that when reduced it was necessary to confine it by splints and bandages in order to retain it in its proper position.


For Township Trustee - JAMES KEELY; J. B. ELLIOTT.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 5, 1876

CORPORATION ELECTION... last Monday... M. O. REES (Democrat.), Trustee for the First Ward; D. BARB (Republican), second Ward; ROBT. GOULD (Republican) Third Ward; LEVI S. EMERICK (Republican.) Clerk; JESSE SHIELDS (Democrat) Treasurer; JOHN BLANCHARD (Republican) Assessor.

The Fulton County Board of Education met at the Auditor's office, May 1, 1876 ... President, ENOCH MYERS. On motion of C. HEIMBAUGH, J. DAWSON was elected Secretary... members present: F. PETERSON, Liberty. A. W. ELLIOTT, Wavne. A. HUNNESHAGEN, Union. W. D. MOORE, Aubbeenaubbee. WM. NEWCOMB, Richland. C. HEIMBAUGH, Newcastle. J. WHITTENBERGER, Henry. J. B. ELLIOTT, Rochester. Dr. THOMPSON, Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, Kewanna Cor. N. L. LORD, A. BROWN, J. DAWSON, Rochester Cor. Also present: A. W. ELLIOTT, W. H. GUM.


Mrs. JENNIE NEW says that big wood pile in front of her residence must be straightened up and that right quick.


School commenced May lst with Mr. J. TRACY, teacher. Mr. Tracy taught our school last summer and we are very glad to have him again. BARCUS left here the lst of April to make their home in Missouri, they like their new home very much. WM. D. MARTIN wishes to sell his farm, lying one-half mile west of this place, 50 acres of which is cleared, also his town property, wnich consists of two lots and a half joining.


The annual election of officers of the incorporated town of Kewanna was held on the first inst., resulting in an overwhelming majority on the part of the Republicans ... In one of the 4 wards J. C. PHILLIPS, Democrat, was elected, the rest having an average of 20 Republican majority. WILLIAM SLICK who has been very ill with pneumonia is better. M. C. PHILLIPS is visiting friends in the far west ...


WILLIAM BITTERS is plastering the Masonic Hall. Dr. O. E. TERRY and lady were visiting friends at Akron, last Sabbath. Those wishing house painting done will do well to call on WILLIAM ORR, one-half mile north of Akron. WILLIAM BITTERS will commence moulding mud into shape, next week.


Mrs. I. W. HOLMAN and Mrs. M. R. SMITH are visiting in Chicago.
The members of the SEVENTH DAY ADVENT CHURCH, of this place, are erecting a church edifice on the corner of York and Pontiac streets.
Mrs. VANDUZER desires to sell the property on Main street, known as the CONTINENTAL building. This would make a good corner to erect a business block.
MORRIS G. DEAN, alias ABRAHAM B. WHITE, was tried before the Fulton circuit court, last Friday, on a charge of open and notorious fornication, found guilty and fined $100 and ordered to be imprisoned thirty days.
Mrs. GEO MOORE, three and a half miles east of Rochester, has made a quilt since the first of January last, which will be placed on exhibition at the National Centennial, containing 100 blocks and 15,882 pieces. The quilt is composed of 1,500 different colors and varieties of goods, and required 3,800 yards of thread ....
Mr. FRANK O'BLENIS has recovered his stolen horses, but the thief is still at large.


For Township Trustee - AUGUSTUS G. SINKS.

(Notice of Administration) ... EDWARD WENTZEL appointed Administrator of the Estate of SAMUEL SHADLE, late of Fulton County... deceased. April 26, 1876.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... the front room of the one storv 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... A. J. EDWARDS, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... In the front room, on the lower floor of the two story frame building, situate on the north half of the north half of lot number 52, on the west side of Main street, in the old plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN A. EDWARDS, Applicant. May 5, 1876.

KEWANNA, April 18, 1876 by MEDICI

JACOB HENDRICKSON, of Wavne is convalescent.
DIED. -Mrs. BARDOLPH, living one-half mile north of Kewanna, died on the 15th inst., at 4 o'clock P.M. She has been sick for a number of weeks with a complication of female diseases, her pain and suffering being at times very severe, yet she trusted in the Savior and was anxious to depart and be forever at rest. The funeral obsequies Monday at the M.E. Church, Rev. W. W. JONES, officiating.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 12, 1876

TO THE PUBLIC. Having leased the Blacksmith shop in north part of town, known as the CRAVEN shop, I will do all kinds of custom work at reasonable prices. Bring your horses, get them shod, and if not satisfactory do not come again. All I ask is a trial. P. M. LAWRENCE.


Mrs. L. TRUE and her daughter LULU have returned from Tennessee.
The following officers of the Baptist Sabbath School were elected last Sunday: Superintendent, W. H. LINE; assistant Superintendent. J. DAWSON; Secretary, ROBERT GOULD; assistant Secretary, Miss ROSE BRACKETT; Treasurer, E. KIRTLAND; Librarians, CHARLEY BRACKETT and GEORGE DAWSON; Organist, Miss MINNIE BRACKETT.
A little difficulty occurred Wednesday, the 3d inst., at Akron, of a rather serious character. GEORGE BURNS and WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL had a personal squabble, in which Burns came out second best. Not being satisfied with this he ran home and got his revolver and would possiblv have shot Mr. Campbell had not the revolver missed fire. During this time Burn's wife clung to him crying to the neighbors to assist her in preventing her husband from committing murder. Campbell carefully eluded the would-be murderer though Burns hunted for him for a half hour. Burns ran away but was overtaken by Constable KIRKENDOLL and brought to trial at Esq. HERMAN's office, in this place on Tuesday night last on a charge of assurity of the peace. Burns was bound over to appear at the September term of the Fulton circuit court.
LEN COLLINS the young scamp so often charged with petit larceny, was arrested last Monday by Marshal FERGUSON and lodged in jail, for pilfering goods from a freight car. Other bad boys about town should take warning.
Dr. J. C. SPOHN contemplates spending the summer months at Philadelphia in the practice of surgery...
PRUSSIAN NEWHOUSE was called as a juror on the Campbell-Burns case before Esq. HERMAN, Tuesday night. After being sworn in he asked the justice to be excused, saying he had taken several pills and couldn't "possible stay until the trial was over." The court smiled audibly and excused the juror.
We neglected to mention last week that the county commissioners let the contract of building the POOR HOUSE to THOS. NEWHOUSE, he being the lowest bidder - $7,831.25. The stone and brick work has been sub-contracted to C. P. HINMAN. The building is to be completed by the first day of November. Nr. Newhouse is a good, careful man and we have reason to believe the work will be well and promptly done.


For Joint Representative A. C. COPELAND; STEPHEN DAVIDSON;
For Justice of the Peace - W. H. MATTINGLY.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... The front room of the one-story frame building situate upon twenty feet and two inches of the south side of lot number thirty-two, fronting on Main street, in the old plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN DONNELLY, Applicant.

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... The back part of 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... ISAAC H. ALEXANDER, Applicant.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 19, 1876


J. W. BEAR and THOMAS NELSON are each teaching their first schools, in Kosciusko county.
MARRIED. -J. WESLEY DILLMAN is happy since Miss BROSUER threw aside her name last Sabbath and is now Mrs. Dillman.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. -We, the undersigned, request you to call a meeting ... at the Court House, Tuesday evening, Mav 23d ... taking preliminary steps for a Grand Fourth of July Celebration... D. S. GOULD, W. GOULD, W. J. LEITER, HIRAM CAROTHERS, R. N. RANNELLS, C. A. MITCHELL, JNO. W. SMITH, A. V. HOUSE, JOS. LAUER, FEDER & SILBERBERG, E. KIRTLAND, E. P. COPELAND, F. M. ELLIOTT, WM. REED., E. E. COWGILL, J. A. CLFARWATERS, N. M. REX, J. DAWSON.


SAMUEL FREAR, of Liberty township, will visit the centennial at Philadelphia.


DIED. -A little child of HARRY REED died Tuesday.
WILLIAM REES, Esq., has gone to Illinois to visit his daughter and other relatives. Mrs. REES has been with their daughter for two or three weeks, rejoicing over the advent of another grandchild.
Mr. SAMUEL BARKDOLL received a severe slap in the face last Friday afternoon, from a belt which broke while running very swiftly... he will be able in a few days to resume his labors.
Dr. D. W. ESTILL has located at Akron... He has had many years' experience in that profession... Office in the building formerly occupied by Dr. S. S. TERRY.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN PENCE and Mr. and Mrs. ELI RUSSELL started on a general visit and tour through the western States, Wednesday...
PIETY HILL was brilliantly illuminated Tuesday evening. It was the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. FRANK B. ERNSPERGER... presentation speech by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and the response by Rev. CLEARWATERS ... The ROCHESTER CORNET BAND occupied the large upper porch on the east side of the mansion...
Last Monday Mr. C. ANTHONY was fifty-eight years of age. Mrs. ANTHONY and several other good ladies ... surprise....
DIED. -JOSEPH HILL was born in Washington county, Penn., January 28, 1798, moved to Indiana and settled in Fulton county in 1853, died in Cass county at the residence of his son-in-law, B. F. YANTES, May 12, 1876. He was a member of the M.E. church 36 years, was liberal and generous, a warm hearted man, a man of positive convictions, yet so kindlv as not to make enemies, he was a good listener and a devout worshiper, always cheerful. He was excellent company and had a large circle of warm personal friends. The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Lake M.E. church, after which his body was laid by the side of his wife, in the grave yard on the banks of Blue Grass Lake, to await the resurrection of the dead at the last day. -WM. REDER.


For Joint Representative - Capt. JOHN H. BEEBER.
For Commissioner - J. P. WILSON. LINDLEY MOORE
For Surveyor - ABEL F. BOWERS.
For Township Trustee - JAMES KEELY, J. B. ELLIOTT For Constable - JAMES N. McQUIERN.

LEITERIS FORD, Kay 10, 1876

The subscribers to the new CHURCH met here on Tuesday evening and payed half their subscription as per contract. Over one hundred loads of stone were delivered in one day for the foundation.

KEWANNA, May 8, 1876 by MEDICI

DIED. -Mr. TILMAN SLICK died on the 4th inst. with pneumonia. His funeral obsequies were held at the M.E. church on the 6th by Rev. J. SPARKS.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 26, 1876

TOWNSHIP MEETING. The Rochester township Republican meeting held at the court house last Saturday afternoon, for the purpose of electing delegates to the county con-
... chosen as the Republican central committee for Rochester township: GEO. MILLER, A. B. SIBERT and JOHN P. MYERS.

CELEBRATION MEETING. Pursuant to call a goodly number of citizens met at the Court House, Tuesday evening, May 23d, to consider the prospect of celebrating the 4th of July, 1876. The meeting was called to order by Major CALKINS. On motion Hon. M. L. ESSICK was chosen President and F. B. ERNSPERGER, Secretary.
On motion of Major Calkins the chair appointed the following citizens, Major CALKINS, FRED DORSH, SIDNEY KEITH, E. P. COPELAND, K. G. SHRYOCK, F. B. ERNSPERGER, M. R. SMITH, E. E. COWGILL, WILLIS LINE, F. M. ELLIOTT, T. M. BITTERS, E. STURGEON, G. G. LONG, A. T. BITTERS, J. F. FROMM, L. M. MONTGOMERY, W. J. WILLIAMS, Rev. CLEARWATERS, A. C. SHEPHERD, W. H. SICKMAN and E. R. HERMAN, a committee to arrange a programe and make other arrangements...


O. F. SNOOK and family have again moved to Lareville, Whitley county, Indiana. Miss JENNIE JOHNSON has gone to Kokomo on a visit. Mrs. BLACKBURN is rapidly recovering. G. W. COOK is the champion egg purchaser, averaging about 300 dozen per day. Mrs. LUE CUBERLY is quite sick.


F. H GRAHAM has moved into his new rooms, which were christened on the 11th inst, in the evening, by a jolly dance. Mrs. J. E. HARVEY, Mrs. H. TROUTMAN and Mrs. M. SHERME were all pleased, except the latter, as they were all boys.
(Notice of Attachment) ... before C. J. STRADLEY, J.P., of Rochester township... EMERICK GILLETT vs S. C. DAVIDSON... this 8th dav of May, 1876. C. J. STRADLEY, J.P.


Capt. J. H. BEEBER, grand Masonic marshal of the State, is marshaling his hostess at the meeting of the grand lodge at Indianapolis, this week.
Dr. HECTOR is having a second story put on the north L of his residence. When completed it may be counted among the handsomest dwellings in town.
CHES. CHINN was brought home from his school in Wayne township, last week, sick. He is now passing through a severe spell of typhoid fever. He was better at last report.
Dr. ADAM AULT, the big medicine man, is anxious to receive a few more agents to sell Dr. Walter's celebrated California Pain Relief. Several persons now engaged in the sale of this medicine are making big wages.
Marshal FERGUSON has been caring for a few of the unfortunates left here by the late show. Somehow bad women are always favorably impressed with the appearance of this town and want to stop here, but they soon learn that they have been deceived, and they are compelled to waddle on or take quarters in the poorhouse or jail.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 2, 1876

(Resolutions Adopted on the Death of Sister ELIZABETH CARR, member of Dover Grange, No. 1010, Order of P. of H....... a copy of the same be presented to the husband and family... J. M. BATCHELOR, H. BOWMAN, A. H. D. GRAY., Com.)

(Notice of Appointment) ... A. M. FLEMMING appointed Administrator of the Estate of ARCHIBALD B. FLEMMING, late of Fulton county, deceased...

(Administrator's Sale) Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Administrator of the estate of ASAHEL BLACK, deceased, will on Saturday, June 21, 1876, on the premises... in Liberty township... (real estate, described) ... R. H. CALVERT, Adm'r. May 29, 1876.


Capt. JEWELL has opened his restaurant and eating saloon at the lake.

Messrs. SHEPHERD & DENISTON have purchased Mr. E. E. COWGILL's interest in the CENTENNIAL block and will throw two rooms in one, making it forty feet wide.
CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, county recorder, is now the happy father of four sons - one for each corner of the house but his cup of happiness will never be full until a daughter is added to the number.
Dr. C. F. HARTER, so well and favorably known throughout this county, contemplates removing to Akron and again entering into the practice of medicine at that place...
JULIUS ROWLEY, attorney at law, from New York, has become a citizen of Rochester and will enter into the practice of law with E. R. HERMAN, Esq....
Rev. C. H. KIMBALL and family will occupy the OSGOOD residence on west York street.
Mr. J. H. GELLER, of Bloomingsburg, was the first to present us with spring radishes.
FRANK SHIELDS, SCOTT SHIELDS and WILL SHELTON did the plastering on our new office, and it is pronounced by all visitors a first-class job...
Mr. G. I. MILLER, for nine years a clerk at Dawson's drug store, resigned the position some two weeks ago ...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 8, 1876

HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION. The principal of the Rochester Graded Schools, Prof. WILLIAMS, and the teacher of the High School department, Mr. W. H. SICKMAN, assisted by a number of the pupils, gave a very pleasant and successful entertainment at the court house last Friday night. The court room was literally jammed... (names mentioned) JONNIE KEITH, ANNA JACKSON, EDDIE MERCER, TILLIE RICHTER, HATTIE SAMUELS, MAGGIE CHAMPER, O. F. MONTGOMERY, EDITH COPELAND, CLARA STURGEON, HUGH BROWN, WILLIE LOOMIS, BELLE McCARTER, C. E. PLANK, J. O. STEVENS, F. HAIMBAUGH, B. F. DAWSON, J. F. AULT, J. Q. HENRY, J. B. DAVIDSON, C. S. KNOTT, DAVID KNOTT, ROSA BRACKETT

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.... held at the Presbyterian church on Thursday, June Ist,... to effect an organization in Fulton county. A constitution was adopted and the following officers elected: President, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT; Vice President, Wayne township, Dr. F. C. SEMELROTH; Liberty, F. M. LEVELL; Union, JEREMIAH LEITER; Aubbeenaubbee, SAMUEL BARGER; Richland, BENJ. C. WILSON; Newcastle, S. H. FARRY; Henry, ANDREW STRONG; Rochester, W. J. WILLIAMS; Statistical Secretary, Dr. F. C. SEMELROTH; Corresponding and Recording Secretary, C. J. STRADLEY; Treasurer, G. I. MILLER; Executive Committee, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Rev. J. H. CLEARWATERS, Rev. KIMBALL, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, J. P. LEFFLE...


DIED. -May 24, 1876, Mrs. LIZZIE CUBERLY, aged 17 years and a few months; funeral services were conducted by Rev. THOMAS REED.


We have the same good superintendent this summer as we had last summer to superintend our Sabbath-School -- S. J. BARGER.
DIED. -A small child of MOSES KALEY'S, near KALEY'S MILL, having the hooping-cough, went into a spasm while coughing, and died.

KEWANNA, June 6, 1876 by MEDICI

The foundation of the NEW HALL of the I.O.O.F. is contracted to J. F. WILSON, who has commenced hauling rock and the building will be built as soon as possible.
The CHRISTIAN brethren have purchased the G.R. CHURCH here and will proceed to work the present building into one of better shape and form...
DIED. -Mrs. CATHARINE CARTER, wife of JAMES A. CARTER, of this county, was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, in 1810, moved to this county in 1841 and settled upon their farm 312 miles North east of Kewanna, and died in Sumner county, Kansas, on the 17th day of May, 1876, aged 66 years, 11 months and 17 days. Last fall Mr. and Mrs. Carter, accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. BOYER, went to Kansas, in order to spend the winter, visiting their children and friends. Two weeks subsequent to her death, she was taken sick with a painful soreness over her whole body, which in a few days subsided, leaving her with an irritable and nauseous condition of the stomach, connected with an inflamed mouth and throat, so that all the remedies used and prescribed by her physician and friends were immediately ejected from her stomach, doing her no good. After her throat and mouth became affected, she remained in a comatose condition, suffering but little pain, during the two weeks she was sick. Her funeral was largely attended by her friends and neighbors, and her remains now repose many miles from her home in Indiana.
During her short illness she bore her sufferings and pain with Christian resignation, retaining her senses until the last moments of her life, often expressing a desire to depart and go where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more.
Mrs. Carter for many years past had suffered verv often and much, passing through many attacks of erysipelas, bilious remittent fever, and the varied diseases to which this climate is subject. She was a patient sufferer at all times, amiable and kind to all, an obliging neighbor, a kind affectionate mother in her family and will be greatly missed in her large circle of friends, and in the lodge of the I.O.O.F. of which she was a worthy member in the ladies' degree. But she is gone from among us, forever, and may we who survive her imitate her kindness of heart and life, that we may be useful members of society until we are called from our labors on earth to follow our friend to eternity.


PHIL. WEBER walks lame in his left leg since a big scaffold fell on his ankle last Monday.
W. J. WILLIAMS, Miss LIBBIE WILLIAMS, J. Q. HENRY, W. H. SICKMAN and F. L. WAGNER will leave for Ohio this week or next, to spend the summer vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. T. ANDREW MILLER will start for Philadelphia Monday next, to visit friends and look at the contennial. They will also take in Washington City and the State of Virginia.
Messrs. HERMAN & ROWLEY, the new LAW FIRM, have taken rooms on the second floor of the MASONIC building ...
Our neighbors in the BALCONY building are Dr. C. HECTOR, ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys at law, and F. M. ASHTON ...
Mr. and Mrs. LEVI MERCER are happy in the possession of an infant daughter.
NEWTON TRUE has found his horse. WILLIAM BIRD, in Pulaski county, had taken her up, worked her twelve days and then made True pay the costs accrued.
Our new cylinder newspaper press will be on in about ten days ...
Mr. F. L. WAGNER has been engaged as principal of the Kewanna graded school, with Miss LIBBIE WILLIAMS, sister of Prof. WILLIAMS of this place, as assistant... Mr. Wagner will spend the summer at the Burlington, Ohio, college, returning in August... Miss Williams has been an assistant teacher in the Rochester graded school for some time....
GRO. NORRIS will manufacture this summer about one million BRICKS.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's mother, May 21, 1876, by Rev. HENRY SPOHN, Mr. JOHN HILL and Miss ELEANOR McKEE, all of Fulton county....

[ORDINANCE prohibiting the feeding of Horse, Mule or Oxteams on the street or sidewalk of the following described part of the incorporated Town of Rochester.... ]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 16, 1876


Miss EMMA CHAMPER will make her home in Terre Haute this summer. She will leave for that place next Monday.
The town council have purchased a new FIRE ALARM BELL and erected it on a new frame work over the engine house. It has a loud, clear tone and can be heard a great distance.
MORRIS G. DEAN, alias A. B. WHITE, convicted of fornication some time since, broke jail Wednesday evening, June 7th, and made good his escape. A bees-wax impression was taken by him of the key-hole in the jail door and a key was made at Logansport under the direction of the naughty girl who was a party to his crime. The rest of the story can be as well imagined as described. Dean has not been heard from.
Mrs. S. BRICKLE, of Aubbeenaubbee township presented us last week with a nice lot of pie-plant.
Mr. JAMES ROBBINS and family moved to Eldridge Junction, Iowa, some two years ago. Two weeks since they returned to this place, well satisfied to commence where they left off.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY's new addition to his WAGON MANUFACTORY is nearly completed, and he will soon be ready to run by steam. The farmers of this county are beginning to learn by experience that it pays to patronize home industries. New wagons are rolling out from his shop almost daily.

MARRIED. -LON RANNELLS and Miss EMMA STERNER were married the forepart of this week...

Mr. JOHN PENCE and Mr. ELI RUSSELL and their wives returned from their western trip a few days ago ...

(Notice of Abandonment) Notice is hereby given that my wife, VIENA OLES, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation. All persons are hereby warned not to trust her on my account, as I will not pay any bills of her contracting. LEWIS W. OLES. June 16, 1876.


MARRIED. -by Elder THOMSON, June 8th, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. WES. JACKSON and Miss ANN WHEATLEY, all of Wagoner Station...


In excavating for the cellar and wall for the ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING the large quantity of water impedes the workmen and makes shoveling very laborious. The entire frame work has been contracted to BARKDOLL & KENNEDY, of Rochester, Ind., and is to be completed by Oct. next. DAVID LOUGH, Jr., and wife are happy in the reception of an eight pound boy on the 11th inst. Mr. S. W. BOWMAN, who is visiting JAMES WARE's family and who resides in Placer Co., California, starts this week for the centennial via Quebec and intends visiting all the principal cities in the U.S. on his return to California.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 23, 1876

Miss ALICE RYLAND, daughter of the post mistress, will take full control of the post-office on the first of July. Alice has had some experience as a postal clerk, and by strict attention to the duties of the office will soon become a most efficient mail slinger. CHAS. K. PLANK, whose clerkship expires at that time has proven himself eminently fitted for the position, and we think we speak the sentiments of the people when we say that Charley is the noblest post-master of them all. He is regularly and promptly at his post, always obliging, active and polite. We hope we may be able to say the same of Miss Alice.

[An essay written by Miss ANNIE JACKSON, pupil of the High School Department of the Rochester Graded Schools... "Madam Gossip" .... ]

[Letter from Sturgis, Mich., June 12, 1876, sgd E. S. B&RNES ....]


MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's brother, near Fletcher's lake, Cass county, Mr. G. W. COOK and Miss A. L. MARTIN...


E. M. McGRAW's last matrimonial alliance has resulted in a mutual separation and he and his daughter are housekeeping in Kewanna.
MARRIED. -On the 15th inst., at the bride's residence in this place, by Rev. J. SPARKS, Mr. JOHN WILLIAMS to Miss CARRIE JONES, daughter of Rev. W. W. JONES, all of Kewanna.


LEN DOWNS has sold his street sprinkler to another party...
Mr. T. J. McCLARY returned from the Bloomington law school a few days ago, fully armed with a diploma and ready to put out his shingle in some eligible location. He is pert, active and correct. And as the Irishman says, is the making of a good lawyer.
Miss EFFIE ENYART has returned from Illinois and will remain until September. Effie is a constant reader of the SPY .
Mr. A. G. ROSS, father of the ROSS boys of this place, has returned from Winchester, Indiana, and will remain till after the fall elections.
Mr. R. A. ANDERSON, of near Fulton, left at the SPY office, Tuesday, a nice lot of cherries, for which he will please accept our best thanks.
Mrs. JOHN H. BEEBER, now at Three Rivers, Michigan, writes that her health is improving rapidly...
Mr. and Mrs. Esquire REES and Mrs - ----- formerly Miss MOLLIE CHAMBERLAIN, returned from Illinois, a few days ago. They enjoyed the visit hugely.
Mr. HERMAN TOBER, of Tiosa, called on us Wednesday. We speak from experience when we say that he is one of the many honest Germans in this county who pay their debts promptly and willingly.
A subscription has been circulated to raise funds to employ F. M. McMICHAEL as a night police on Main street from the Water Mill to Pearl street. It will be the duty of the watchman to keep a sharp lookout for fires and robberies.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride, on Saturday, June 17, 1876, by Rev. ADRIAN FOOTE, Mr. ANDREW ONSTOTT, and Mrs. NANCY M. REED, all of Fulton county.

(Notice of Appointment) ... W. L. KOONS, appointed administrator of the estate of WILLIAM WALES, late of Fulton county, deceased... June 16, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 30, 1876

[Essay read by Miss MAGGIE CRAMPER, pupil of the Rochester High School, at the High School Exhibition... "Christian Temperance"]

There were a few parties met at Good Templars' Hall, Sunday evening, to practice the two national airs, America and Star Spangled Banner. TAYLOR PRIST's child, aged two years, fell from a fence last Friday morning, breaking its leg.


The cellar and stone foundation under the Odd Fellows' building is completed. The German Reform church is torn down and a new church will soon be built upon its ruins.
DIED. -A little girl of G. HUBER's was buried on the 20th iiist., cause hooping cough. Another one is very sick.
BENEVILLE GUISE has returned from his centennial visit.

CHEAP PROPERTY. Persons desiring to buy town property at a very low figure, and on easy terms, will find a bargain by enquiring of Mrs. M. J. CULVER.


Mr. EMANUEL KRATZER, of this place, is and has been personally acquainted with Governor R. B. HAYES during the last twenty years, both having lived in the same community a number of years. He says there is not a better man anywhere than Hayes. Emanuel is a Democrat.
At Kokomo last Thursday we fell in company with Mrs. JENNIE BRANDON (nee DAVIS) and with her and her sister, Mrs. JOE W. BEEBER, of this place, visited Mr. ARMSTRONG's mammoth hardware store. The elevator carried us to the third story, and from the windows of the fourth story Mrs. Brandon pointed out to us the beauties of the thriving little city of Kokomo and its surroundings. We also had a pleasant chat with Mr. BRANDON, Mr. ARMSTRONG and other gentlemen connected with the building whose names we do not now remember.
The Juvenile cornet band is improving rapidly. They will take part in the centennial celebration on the Fourth.
These two pages of the SPY were printed on our new CYLINDER PRESS ...
HARVEY ROSS, Mr. BOLLS and other parties who kindly lent a helping hand in getting the new press off the cars and up the stairway, will please accept the thanks of the SPY office for their timely and valuable assistance.
JACOB STEVENS, Esq., is about the cleverest man we have met for many a day. He hauled us a load of straw by request but would receive no pay. He also made us a present
of a couple messes of fine new potatoes ...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY., Friday, July 7, 1876

DIED. -PHILA ANN MOW was born in Logan County, Ohio, September 19, 1849, and moved to this State in the year 1853 and was married to HENRY F. MOW, January 15, 1866. She died June 22, 1876, age 27 years and 9 months. She had been a member of the M.E. Church for some years.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder BABCOCK, last Sabbath. - - - -B.C.W.


Mr. and Mrs. HOUSE have added another son to their 'household.
MARRIED. -Mr. L. B. LINKENHELT and Miss IDA PORTER were married at Perrysburg on the 22d of June. Much happiness is assured.
Mr. and Mrs. DAN AGNEW, Mr. and Mrs. CHRIS HOOVER and Mr. C. J. STRADLEY and his daughter are doing the centennial at Philadelphia.
Miss ALLIE BROADSWORD, an accomplished young lady of Peru, has been visiting Miss JENNIE and Miss BELLE FINLEY, of this place.
Mrs. SAMUEL H. HOOVER received information last Saturday that she had fallen heir to considerable wealth (nearly $6,000) in Germany.
Thirteen years ago last Monday, MAX SILBERBERG was wounded in the leg at the battle of Gettysburg. He celebrates the 3d and 4th of July.
JOHN ROSE, Esq., aged eighty-three years, one of the wealthy men of Hancock county, Ohio, is here on a visit to his brother, Mr. LEVI ROSE, and his niece, Mrs. MAJOR BITTERS.
JESSE SHRIVER, Esq., in Henry township, last Friday fell about twenty feet out of a hay-mow on a wagon wheel, breaking all the ribs from the spinal column on the left side.
Dr. J. W. HEFFLEY, and his cousin, J. M. HEFFLEY, of Wolcot, made us a brief visit Wednesday morning. The Doctor says it is distressingly healthv just now at his town, yet he is receiving his full share of patronage.
A barn belonging to LEVI W. POWNELL, in Liberty township, was struck with lightning on the night of the 3d knocking out a gable end and demolishing things generally, but strange to say the horses in the stables were but slightly injured and the barn was not set on fire.
Ex-deputy post-master, CHAS. K. PLANK, has accepted a position as drug clerk, at Elkhart.
None will more distinctly recollect the centennial Fourth than Mr. JOHN GREGORY and wife. Mrs. Gregory has long been an invalid, and concluded on that morning that a ride would benefit her. When about two miles south of town one of the axle-trees of the spring wagon broke which scared the horses and caused them to start off at a furious rate, precipitating the lady from the wagon on her bead and one shoulder. She was carried to a house near by and a physician was summoned who found that her chest was badly injured. Mr. Gregory clung to the lines until dragged from the wagon and getting one or two ribs broken. At last accounts they were resting as comfortably as could be expected considering the nature of their injuries.
Dr. A. K. PLANK, so long and favorably known as proprietor of "Dr. Plank's Drug Store," and Mr. G. I. MILLER, a druggist of long experience, have formed a copartnership in the drug business at Dr. Plank's old stand in the Mammoth building ...


C. CAMPBELL is preparing to build a fine house this summer. The new church is enclosed and under roof. The foundation was built entirely of nigger-heads by WM. REX, and is one of the best in the country. D. BIDDINGER & BRO., have built an addition to the north end of their store.


The storm of Monday evening did an immense amount of damage northwest of this place. It unroofed FRED STAN's barn, tore down his wood-house and a portion of his dwelling, also a barn on Mrs. ELIZA RALSTIN's farm on the Michigan road, besides leveling a vast amount of timber along its path.


MARRIED. -ED. TONER and daughter and Prof. SMITH left for Chicago to-day to join the centennial company who are there waiting for HICKMAN PHILLIPS who is to be married on the 4th inst, to Miss JENNIE CALVERT, of Rochester, Minnesota....
On the 30th of June ELI LEITER and his worthy wife were the happy recipients of a beautiful little daughter.
J. WEARY is building a new house, J. S. WILLIAMS a barn. He is mail carrier on the Winamac route.

(Ditch Notice) ... undersigned has made application to the Board of County Commissioners of Fulton county, Indiana, for an outlet to drain his wet lands... will affect-.D. W. LYON, F. K. KENDRICK, WM. TRIBBETS, PAUL TABER, PHEBE HAMILTON, PETER MEREDITH. J. MONTGOMERY, SUSAN C. TABER, STEPHEN C. TABER, THOMAS NEWHOUSE, J. J. SHRYOCK's estate, NATHAN L. LORD, THEODORE MONTGOMERY ... (sgd) WILLIAM TRIBBETTS, July 7, 1876.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 14, 1876

DIED. -DAVID K. SNODDY, a half brother to Mr. (F. K.) KENDRICK, died at his home in Ellis county, Texas. Mr. Snoddy was a signal officer under Gen. THOMAS, in the late war, and did his country valiant service. He was once a citizen of Rochester and doubtless is remembered by many of the early citizens of this place.

-Next week will be the last issue of the SPY in its present form. We are now preparing to change it from a 6-column quarto to an 8-column folio, or in plainer English, from a 6-column 8-page paper to an 8-column 4-page paper.... (several reasons given) ....

Dr. F. M. BURKET, at Plymouth, desires us to say to the citizens of Fulton county that if any desire to have a set of new artificial teeth made by him he will deduct the amount of the railroad fare to Plymouth and return from the price of the teeth. Dr. Burket is a superior workman and offers liberal inducements to all customers.


The brick work on Mr. HEILBRUN's new business block, is nearly completed.
Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD took in the Centennial on her way to Northampton, Massachussetts, to visit her little daughter, EDITH, who is just closing up her second term of school at that place ...
Dr. PLANK has handled drugs for 21 years, GEO. I. MILLER for 9 years, and JOHN SHELTON for 6 years. The building which they occupy has been used for a drug store for 28 years ...
W. H. MATTINGLY has sold his property on south Madison street to J. S. SLICK, Esq. Mattingly has concluded to shoot the law business and undertake once more the publication of a newspaper. Experience is a good teacher, but he charges a fearful price.
The CENTENNIAL building containing eight business rooms, now in course of erection on the north side of the public square, begins to present a very elegant and business-like appearance. It is the grandest improvement ever undertaken in Rochester, and will add much to the appearance and business capacity of our enterprising town.
BERT WOOLEY has just finished up a first-class job of measles.
Miss ELLA WILLHELM, the teacher of the Sprinkleburg school, has been seriously ill for several days past and but faint hopes are entertained of her recovery. Miss MABE McQUERN has taken charge of her school.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 21, 1876


The brick work of the M.E. parsonage is completed.
Mrs. J. J. COOPER has been visiting at Dr. HECTOR'S, for the past two weeks.
DIED. -NATHAN DAUGHERTY, northeast of Rochester, died of dropsey, last Monday night.
-JESSE SHRIVER, who was recentlv injured by falling from a hay mow, in Henry township, is reported dead.
JOHN W. ELAM has received an appointment as mail agent on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad.
W. H. MATTINGLY has purchased a half interest in the Sturgis (Mich) JOURNAL and TIMES, and will shortly remove thither.
A number of new dwelling houses have been erected in the south-west part of town lately. Mr. A. V. HOUSE's will soon be completed.
The Republican and Democratic central committees have erected a speaker's stand and a nice lot of seats in the southeast part of the public square, under the large shade trees.
The members of the Rochester Cornet Band propose holding a public dance at the Fair Grounds, next Saturday, July 22d. All who "trip the light fantastic toe" are invited to attend.
DIED. -DAISIE, a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DANIEL WHITEHEAD, died at their home in this place, on Thursdav the 14th inst., of brain fever. Daisie was two years old, a bright and interesting child, and her death is a severe bereavement to the parents.
Dr. J. L. POWERS and daughter from Iowa, (a son of LEWIS POWERS, our old townsman and friend), are visiting friends at this place...
DIED. -The house of Mr. H. A. FISSEL was made a place of mourning last week. On Sunday, the 9th, his child, aged fifteen months, died of cholera infantum; and on the Thursday following the son of his brother-in-law, who is living with him, died of the same disease. At that time two other children of Mr. Fissells family were not expected to live, but are now in a fair way to recover.
-On last Monday forenoon, at 9:30 o'clock, WILLIAM H. WOODS, a farmer in the east part of this township, near Mt. Zion, while hauling in a load of wheat was almost instantly killed by falling off his wagon. The particulars, as given to us by Rev. ELLIOTT, who conducted the funeral services, are substantially as follows: The rack fixed on the wagon for the purpose of hauling in his wheat, did not have an upright piece in front, and when passing down an embankment the forward sheaves gave way and he slid with them down between the horses to the ground. The wheels of the wagon struck his head and passed lengthwise over his body, breaking the ribs from his backbone and otherwise injuring him badly. Persons came immediately to his assistance but he was onlv able to utter a few audible words in prayer, "Lord forgive me of my sins," before he closed his eyes in death.
His funeral was attended at the Hoover school-house on Tuesday by a large concourse of mourning and sympathizing neighbors and friends.
Mr. Woods was an industrious, honest man and a good citizen. He leaves a devoted wife and four children to mourn his untimelv death.

RAZOR GRINDER. If you want your razors, scissors, pocket knives, or any fine edged tool sharpened and put in first-class order, leave them at Shepherd & Deniston's hardware store. All work warranted. JOHN BRYANT.

[letter to editor sgd J. C. SPOHN relating a visit "to Doylestown, Pa., the home of the first ten years of my existence ... ]

TO ADVERTISERS. The Rochester UNION SPY has 300 more subscribers and 1,000 more readers than the other paper of this county, and is therefore the better advertising medium.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 28, 1876


A little boy came to our town on the 12th inst., and proposes to stay with Mr. and Mrs. GINGRICH, if well used.

[ORDINANCE of the Incorporated town of Rochester, Indiana, prohibiting the putting into the street or streets, alley or alleys of the town of Rochester any manure, putrid or perishable riatter....]


M. S. WEILLS is erecting a fine residence in the southwest part of town.
CHAS. K. PLANK and CURG RANNELLS will start in a few days for the centennial.
DAVID COOPER, JONATHAN DAWSON and SIDNEY KEITH were elected trustees of the Baptist Church, last Thursday evening.
Miss WANDA NYE, a very handsome young lady, of Tiosa, gave us a pleasant call Friday last and renewed her subscription to the SPY .
JAMES BRUETTE, the barber, has been quite sick for several weeks. Mrs. BRUETTE arose from a sick bed when he was taken down...

IN MEMORIAM Brother ISAAC BLACKBURN... that a copy be sent to Sister BLACKBURN . . . . GEO. L. JAMESON, WM. BERRY, B. F. McKEE, Committee. [name of organization not given]


JACOB BECK has the Kansas fever. Jake will sell out cheap now.
Dr. WRIGHT, of Millark, is one of the rising physicians of our county.
Miss ELLA WILHELM is convalescent and intends to complete her term of school teaching which lacks one week of completion.
ABLE F. BOWERS is a "parient." It's a "Jack;" but whether it's the right or left Bower we are unable to say. Deal 'em again.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CLAYTON is a powerful young man on an argument. George got into a dispute with the COOK family a few days ago, and got awav with three of them in a little less than no time. George used knock down arguments.
While plowing, a short time ago, Mr. CALOWAY, near Mt. Zion, unearthed several brass, copper and sheet iron kettles, supposed to have been buried by the Indians. The brass and copper ones were in a good state of preservation. The largest kettle will hold about 10 gallons. The field has been under cultivation for 15 or 20 vears and is located on a sugar ridge.
Several Mt. Zion girls have organized a swimming class, and meet a couple of nights each week for practice...
DIED. -WM. WOODS. whose death was mentioned in last week's SPY, lived one mile south of Akron road and the same distance north of Mt. Zion. Mr. Woods was a member of the 46th Indiana regiment (Col. BRINGHURST) during the war, and was in the same company with CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, and GUS. SINKS. The widow has rented the farm to her half brother NEWT. McQUERN, and intends to dispose of the personal property bv public sale.
Last Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, WILLIAM CONNET, confined in the Fulton county jail for unlawfully purloining a pair of horses and a buggy from FIN EMMONS, some two months ago, deliberately walked out through the prison doors and made good his escape.

DIED. -Just before going to press we learn that SCUYLER LEITER, aged about 19 years, was found in a death stupor, lying on a lumber pile, near J. W. RANNELLS' blacksmith shop. He was taken to the residence of Mrs. WARD, and expired a few minutes after. It is supposed he poisoned himself.


ED. T. SMITH to-day finished a kitchen for JOHN DAY. Think the next building will be a residence for ED. T. SMITH. Grandma SHELTON is very low.
DIED. -Julv 23d, 1876, at the residence of her son, GILBERT CALIFF, Mrs. SAMANTHA CALIFF, aged 84 veers. Funeral services by Rev. JACOB MILLER, at 4 P.M., July 23d, at the Christian chapel two miles south. Grandma Califf being a devout Christian since the age of 22 vears, has been called beyond the river to walk in the newness of life.
MARRIED. -On Wednesday, July 26th, by the Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. CHARLES W. KENWORTHY and Miss KATE FARRAGRAN.

(Dissolution of Partnership) The firm heretofore existing by the term of HEILBRUN & WILE, will be dissolved by the 15th of September. All parties who are indebted to the firm will please come forward and settle either by cash or note. HEILBRUN & WILE. July 28, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 4, 1876

THE BRIGHT SIDE. Mr. Editor: ... Two vears and five months I have been severely afflicted, some sixteen months not having been able to leave my bed or room at all ... For the last year and eight months, under the skillful treatment of Dr. BRACKETT, I find my general health improved very much... My sincere thanks to my neighbors and friends for the manv kind favors and respect during my sickness ... Mrs. N. R. CHANDLER, Rochester, Julv 26, 1876


DIED. -Mr. JUDSON BENNETT, living west two miles, lost his little girl, aged 4 vears, with congestion of the brain, and hot hooping cough as reported in the SENTINEL of July 22d. Two of his little girls were very sick but the older one recovered.


WILL STRONG has commenced his school.
Dr. HARTER has the practice he left years ago.
MOSES SLAYBAUGH wanders back to our village. Water will seek its level.
DAVID SHAFER under the treatment of Dr. ERNSPERGER, is again exercising his muscles.
The following are among the visitors: Mrs. D. E. TERRY and daughters of Silver Lake, relatives of Dr. JOHNSTON; Miss ELSIE WHITTENBERGER, Mr. D. EDWARDS and wife, and F. R. TERRY.


The brick work on the CENTENNIAL BLOCK will be finished in about four days from date.
Mr. A. L. SHORES, of Missouri, formerly of this place, is here visiting his many young friends.
Preparations are being made to erect a UNION CHURCH near the Hoover graveyard. It will be 40x60 feet.
JAMES A. McCLUNG has been appointed administrator of the estate of WILLIAM H. WOODS. A good appointment.
DIED. -A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY F. DAY, died at their residence in Liberty township, on Friday, July 28th, of congestion.
Mr. JOHN T. STRADLEY, of Cresco, Iowa, returning from the Centennial has been spending a few days very pleasantly with his young friends in this place.
We are under obligations to Mrs. DANIEL WHITEHEAD for a bucket of beautiful, red apples ...
The new ELEVATOR erected by L. M. MONTGOMERY, presents a very handsome appearance. It towers far above the surrounding buildings and is a high mark of Rochester's enterprise and prosperity.
Mr. G. W. LYONS, of Grand Rapids, Iowa, son of B. S. LYON, Esq., of this place, gave us a brief call Monday, on his return from the centennial. Mrs. G. W. LYON has been enjoying a visit with her friends here.
DAVID BUTZ, Esq., and his handsome grand daughter, Miss ELLA HAWKINS, of Beallsville, Pa., called on us Monday afternoon in company with their relatives, Mrs. J. F. KEWNEY and Miss ELLA KEWNEY, with whom they have been visiting at this place.
Mrs. CHAS. JACKSON adorned the sanctum of the SPY, Tuesday, with one of the loveliest bouquets we have beheld this season.
Mr. W. B. MORGAN, of Greeley, Colorado, formerly of this county, called at the spy office, Thursday of last week. He has spent some time prospecting through that State and has brought back with him several fine specimens of gold and silver quartz. He will return to Colorado some time this fall and make that State his permanent home.

FARM FOR SALE, CHEAP. The undersigned offers a small farm for sale, containing 45-1/2 acres, lying 3/4 of a mile northeast of Akron. The place is well improved. For particulars address or call on ELY STRONG.

(Notice of Administration) ... JAMES A. McCLUNG appointed Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM H. WOOD, late of Fulton County, deceased... Aug. lst, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 11, 1876


C. S. HORTON, the enterprising blacksmith of our place, is now putting up a shop to be used as a wagon shop.

We are glad to see the I. O. of G. T. in a flourishing condition. This village supports four secret organizations, but from present indications the one mentioned is most needed.
FRANK P. BITTERS lately returned from the Normal School, at Valparaiso, with his diploma. He is now fully qualified to take charge of the best schools.


The new CENTENNIAL block contains 589,220 brick, the laying of which cost $2,062.20.
DIED. -Mrs. ROSE, mother of Mrs. N. L. LORD, of this place, died at Plymouth, last Saturday, aged 80 vears.
JOHN G. PEARSON starts for Iowa next week to engage in teaching band and other instrumental music.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY is putting in the machinery preparatory to turning spokes, hubs, &c., at his WAGON MANUFACTORY.
BEN M. ELLIOTT started Wednesday for the centennial and a general visit among relatives and acquaintances in the east.
Mr. MAX SILBERBERG will start for Philadelphia, next Saturday. The Quaker city was formerly his place of residence.
Mrs. BITTERS and the family are rusticating this week at the residence of Bro. WILLIAM MASTELLER, six miles southeast of Rochester.
JOE W. BEEBER and JAY SHIELDS have gone to Three Rivers, Michigan, each with a hope of improving his health bv a free use of magnetic water.
Dr. V. GOULD will again commence the practice of medicine, in a short time...
LON RANNELLS has obtained an interest in the CENTRAL HOUSE. The firm name is now R. N. RANNELLS & SON...

NEW FIRM. The largest stock of goods, of all kinds, at prices to suit the times, received bv J. ALLMAN & BRO...


DIED. -On Sunday, July 30, 1876, Mrs. HACKETT, aged 82 years.
- On Monday, Julv 31st, ADDIE, daughter of H. PHILLIPS, aged 1 vear, 8 months and 29 days, of brain disease, the result of long-continued hoopingcough and a delicate constitution.
- On Tuesday, August lst, Mrs. JOHN URBIN, of Wayne township, aged 62 years. Mrs. Urbin was stricken down while engaged in her domestic duties with paralysis, and was insensible from the first attack. She was unable to converse with her friends, take medicine, or any thing else whatever, remaining in an insensible condition until death closed the scene.
Miss FALKERSON, of Rochester, Minn., is yet with her friend, Mrs. HICKMAN PHILLIPS, who intends to accompany her to her western home when she returns on private business.

[NOTE: BRISTLE RIDGE, a nickname for LINCOLN, now MACY. ---WCT]

Mr. W. H. COOPER has completed his dwelling. It looks very handsome.
Lincoln affords two hotels, and it is said the proprietors meet the trains a half mile from town and jump aboard to solicit custom. Business is business.
Mr. SAMUAL CUCH is erecting a new dwelling house, which will add much to his place in convenience and appearance.
Mr. N. W. DAGUE of this place has a side-saddle which he rents for the small sum of fifty cents per day.
Mrs. Dr. WAITE has had a pleasant trip to the Centennial.
Mr. JOHN CHAMP, of Lincoln, is recovering from a very severe spell of sickness.


Threshing machines in hearing all week, but BEN HIGHT's ahead for good work.
T. J. HOLCOME is having the old barn here on the hill, known as a rendezvous for eucher players, removed down to the residence of W. M. DUBOIS, where it will be used for a better purpose.

(Administrator's Sale) Notice is hereby given that the undersigned administrator of the estate of WILLIAM H. WOOD late of Fulton county, Indiana, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, at the late residence of said decedent 5 miles southeast of Rochester, on Friday, September 1, 1876 (personal property) except that taken by the widow... JAMES A McCLUNG.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 18, 1876

Mr. JOE BIBBLER is receiving hogs at this place.
KESSLER and DICKEY are expecting a threshing engine today.
Dr. J. W. HEFFLEY is permanently located here.


JAMES McCLUNG and J. F. WILSON will start to the Centennial about the 4th of September.
Mr. HICKMAN took in 122 bushels of wheat the first day he commenced buying, last Monday.
JACOB BECK and WM. GRINDLE will start west in a few days to spy out the land near the setting sun.
It seems that S. C. DAVIDSON is not coming back, as was reported. A couple of weeks ago some of Mr. Davidson's friends presented a letter to Manitou Grange from him, asking that a dimit to some other grange be granted him. As there were but a few members present at the time, the affair was easily forced through, but the Secretary appealed the case to the W.M. of the State grange, and his decision is that "Bro. Davidson is clearly not entitled to a dimit."

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the back room of the lower floor of the two-story frame building situated on the south half of the south half of lot number fifty-two (52) on the west side of Main street, in the old plat of the town of Rochester.... JAMES ROBBINS, Applicant.

G. F. VANLUE started to Ohio, last week to make a two months visit.
ANDY EDWARDS is building an addition to his house on Main street.
GEO. H. BEEBER, of Tiosa, did that fine job of plastering in Heilbrun's new block.
DIED. -A little child of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. DAY, south of Fulton, died recently, aged about three years.
SILAS A. MILLER has been quite unwell for the past week, and was confined to his bed most of the time.
Dr. A. P. COLWELL, a practical dentist, has rented a room in the BALCONY building and will open an office in a few days ...
RIMES & RANNELLS have leased the BARB shops and commenced the manufacture of all kinds of wagons and carriages. A. RIMES is an experienced wood workman and J. W. RANNELLS is a boss blacksmith and horseshoer.
BENJ. MECHLING goes to Hilsdale, Michigan to engage in the dry goods business...
Mr. and Mrs. GEO. SEWARDS, of near South Bend, called at the SPY office Monday last in company with Mr. and Mrs. BRICKLE, of Aubbeenaubbee township, whom they have been visiting for a few days ...
The residence of Mr. B. B. PATTFN a well-to-do farmer, near this place, was burned to the ground Thursday afternoon of last week. A defective flue was the cause....
DIED. -Dr. H. B. BOSWELL, so well and favorably known in this place, died of consumption, at Columbia City, Indiana, last Monday. The doctor was not large in stature but every inch a man. His many friends here mourn his early demise and sympathize deeply with his bereaved and sorrowing little family.
Mr. R. M. THOMPSON, of Peru, has entered into copartnership with F. M. ASHTON in the foundry and machine business of this place. Large contracts for casting have already been made and will will be pushed forward rapidly... Mr. THOMPSON ... will doubtless prove a valuable acquisition to the usefulness of the EXCELSIOR MACHINE WORKS. . .

ROCHESTER LJNION SPY, Friday, August 25, 1876


It will be remembered that the large grain warehouse of HARTER & MONTGOMERY, near the Rochester depot, burned to the ground some time in the month of March last. For some time it was undetermined whether it would be rebuilt by them or not. Mr. Harter finally withdrew from the firm and Mr. MONTGOMERY proceeded to rebuild, The result is that on the site of the old elevator a fine new one has been erected which adds much to the enterprise and appearance of Rochester.
The building was erected under the immediate direction and management of Mr. Montgomery but the elevators and all the internal machinery were put in under the supervision of Mr. W. C. HERIDER, of Indianapolis, who is a practical and experienced machinist and wheelwright. Formerly the elevators were propelled by belting but the present machinery is operated by beveled gear-wheels throughout the whole building, which is a decided improvement over the former plan, making the operating of the machinery and moving of the grain from bin to bin much more convenient and speedy. Those wishing to engage (Mr. Herider's) services should address him at 68 White Avenue, Indianapolis.

(Notice of Administration) ... MINA FELDER appointed Administratrix, with will annexed, of the estate of LOUIS FELDER, late of Fulton county, deceased... STURGEON & SUMMERS, Att'ys.


B. C. WILSON is quite sick, at his home in Richland township.
Montgomery's new elevators are capable of moving from 800 to 1,000 bushels of grain per hour.
JOHN PENCE, Esq., one of the enterprising, wealthy farmers of this county, presented us this week with a half bushel of premium apples.
Don't forget that Senator MORTON, Indiana's War Governor, will speak at Rochester, Monday, September 4th ...
Rev. Mr. DUNLAP, of Springfield, Mo., stopped here on his return from the Centennial to visit his mother and sisters. He preached an able sermon at the Presbvterian church last Sabbath morning.
Miss LIBBIE and BELLE WILLIAMS returned from their home at Granville, Ohio, last Mondav. LIBBIE will take charge of the second grade in the Rochester schools, and Miss BELLE will teach in Kewanna.
M. L. ESSICK has been called to the bedside of his father, who is dangerously ill.

LEITERIS FORD, August 18, 1876

Yesterday we (the band) played for a picnic near the Germany store. Tomorrow we will play for the Granger picnic at Rochester. One week from to-morrow we will play for a Sabbath-school picnic at No. 17, about half way between Rochester and this place.
DIED. -An infant, nine weeks old, belonging to DAVID LOUGH, yesterday evening.


DOLLIE VANDUYNE and EMMA COLLINS are on the sick list.
GEO. L. JAMESON has applied for the Collins winter school. George is a good fellow and deserves the vote of every patron.

KEWANNA, August 21, 1876 by MEDICI

The festival held at our new hall on the 10 inst. was largely attended and resulted in a financial success to the order. Prof. E. MYERS made the introductory address ...
DIED. -A number of deaths occurred during the past two weeks among small children. The disease, cholera Infantum. DAVID LOUGH, LEWIS MYERS and Mr. MISER, each losing one. Almost every infant in this and Wayne Townships is more or less afflicted by this fatal disease...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 1, 1876

(Notice of Administration - ) ... ELECTA COOK appointed Administratrix of the estate of WILLIAM COOK, late of Fulton county, deceased... Aug. 28, 1876.


DIED. -Mrs. ANDREW STULTZ, of Blooiningsburg, died Tuesday morning.
Mr. W. E. WOOLLEY, the leather dealer, has been quite sick for a few davs.
Mr. A. A. JACKSON, of Cleveland, Ohio, a brother to CHAS. JACKSON, made a brief visit among friends here the forepart of this week.
Miss BESSIE SWEET left Friday last for a protracted visit among friends at Liberty Mills, in Laporte county...
Mrs. SADIE GILL and her pretty little daughter of Richmond, Indiana, have been visiting Mrs. E. J. RYLAND and ALLIE, for the past week. Mrs. Gill is a sister-inlaw to Senator MORTON.
Mr. SANFORD BEVERLY and his family, so long residents of this county and town, have moved to Elkhart, Indiana. Miss LINDY (SEXE MURRY) has promised to write occasionally from that place ... [NOTE: SEXE MURRY has been a frequent contributor to the SPY, but little reference has been made herein. - WCT]
Miss S. J. LAKIN, of Indianapolis, and Miss IDA LAKE, of this place, came in to see the big press work, Monday afternoon, and chatted a few minutes very pleasantly...
Mrs. J. F. WEBSTER, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. A. C. ROBERTS, of St. Louis, called at the SPY office sanctum, last Friday, in company with their aunt, Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE...
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM BITTERS and Mrs. KUHN, of Akron, and Mrs. CATHERINE MASTELLER, east of Rochester, will start for the centennial and a general visit among friends in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, in a week or ten days from this time. Grandpa and Grandma BITTERS, of Akron, came to Rochester, Monday, and had negatives taken for photographs to send along to their relatives...
Mrs. GROVE and her son ABBY have gone on a visit to Ohio.
Miss MAGGIE CHAMPER has returned from Terre Haute and will attend the Rochester High School this winter.
JACOB STAHL soon tired of playing granger and sold his farm to DAVID HARTER. Mr. Stahl has purchased the brick residence of L. M. MONTGOMERY, on south Jefferson street, and will move there in a few days. Montgomery and family are moving into the residence formerly occupied by Dr. BOSWELL, on Pearl street.


BETTIE JAMESON, of Indianapolis, is here visiting relatives and friends.
Grandma SHELTON is not so well. Mrs. HATTERY has erysipelas.
Mr. and Mrs. KEE are quite unwell.
MARION SMITH and wife are unwell; in short the ague is too numerous to mention.
DIED. -August 28th, DALLAS, infant child of ELIAS VANDUYNE, aged
ten months and two days.


The foundation of the new F.A. Mason's Lodge at this place is completed, and the work still progressing.
Mr. THOMAS WILSON and daughter start this week for the worlds great show, and others intend going in a few days or weeks.

[ORDINANCE of the Incorporated town of Rochester, Indiana, providing for the construction of a sidewalk on the north side of South street, between Main and Railroad street... providing for a gutter and establishing the grade for the gutter on North side of South street between Main and Madison streets, and providing for the paving and bouldering of the same....... ]

[letter from Judsonia, Arkansas, Aug. 19, 1876, sgd J. BISHOP.....]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 8, 1876

SENATOR MORTON AT ROCHESTER....[lengthy article relating program...]


JAMES McQUERN and THOMAS MOORE have the worst wheat, from heating in the bin we ever saw...
Miss MABEL McQUERN has been seriously ill from spinal affection and congestion. She is convalescent now, and will resume her school in a few davs.
The widow of the late WM. WOODS is the mother of a brand new girl.
AL. SHEETS and WM. FROE have purchased an improved steam engine, and intend to make business lively in hulling colver seed. The old horse-power machines are fast falling into disuse.
PORTER OWENS has purchased the HENRY HUFFMAN farm and is now a resident of Henry township. Mr. Owens has been running a threshing machine this season and says that SOLOMON WAGONER's wheat turned out the best of any they threshed. Mr. Wagoner had about 1,200 bushels.
There will be a cotillion party at CURTIS' HALL, TAMARACK CORNERS, next Friday evening (the 8th) ... Chapin's Rochester string band will furnish the music.
JACOB BECK and WM. GRINDLE have settled down to the conviction that Fulton county is good enough for them, and have given up their contemplated visit to the country of the setting sun.


J. THOS. DAVIS, employed on the Fort Wayne DAILY NEWS came home Monday for a brief recreation.
DIED. -Mrs. NANCY McKEE, mother of Mrs. F. M. ELLIOTT, died at her home at Clark's Hill, Ind., on Saturday, Aug. 26.
Miss JENNIE C. THOMPSON, of Peru, is spending a few days here with her cousins, Misses ELLIOTT and TAYLOR.
Miss IDA MARTIN ("Dell") of Fulton, gave us a call Monday. She will go to Remington in a few weeks to take a clerkship in that place.
Hon. M. L. ESSICK will speak at Curtis' Hall, near GRANT, next Saturday evening...
MARION C. REITER, so long a clerk in the CENTRAL STORE, has accepted a clerkship in a wholesale house at Indianapolis ...
The regular passenger train going south last Saturday night, killed three work horses and a colt for Mr. ISAAC BLACKBURN. They were appraised by Mr. JOHN PENCE, MARION YOUNG and ISAAC LOWE at $390. The loss is a severe one on Mr. Blackburn and the railroad company should repair the damages claimed immediately.


The CHRISTIAN CHURCH at this place was raised on the 2d inst., and will soon be completed by the efficient contractors, Messrs. COOPER & MOHLAR, and when finished will make a valuable addition to Logan street...
Mr. SMITH, of Royal Center, has opened out a shop in the postoffice building and proposes to repair clocks and watches ....
J. C. PHILLIPS and ARCH HUDKINS intend to soon open out a large and well selected stock of general merchandise in the new room under the I.O.O.F.'s Hall...
Prof. E. L. YARLOTT has been engaged as principal of the school at Knox, and has moved his family to that city...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 15, 1876

Miss GERTRUDE HAWKINS, the mute teacher, has returned from Chicago, and will continue her school here during the fall and winter.
Mr. HENRY EDSON, the accommodating telegraph operator of this place and Mr. J. M. CLIFFORD, the efficient ticket agent, have our best thanks for favors rendered the SPY office.
The new public hall in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK has been named the DAWSON & COOPER OPERA HALL. The hall is 4Ox9O feet. The hall is well ventilated and well lighted. Some objection has been offered to the stairway, landing as it does near the center of the room, but when the gallery is erected and the hall fully completed and finished it will present a very creditable appearance.
SHEPHERD & DENISTON's new hardware rooms in the Centennial block are being elegantly finished in walnut and ash. The elevator put in on the west side is something new in Rochester. By the use of it all kinds of hardware and machinery can be conveyed from cellar to garret with the greatest ease. The office rooms above are well arranged and convenient of access.
FEDER & SILBERBERG are having a concrete pavement put down in front of their rooms in the Centennial block, in diamond form, black and white, that will outshine anything in northern Indiana. The glass front will be put in in a few days. There are four panes of plate glass in the show window; two of which are 12!2x8'2 feet, and two 6xl2'2. The glass in the front doors are 9-1/2x2 feet. The show window is 17x20 feet and 12 feet high.
Misses ROSA and MINNIE BRACKETT started Tuesday for Granville, Ohio, to attend college at that place.
Lieutenant WILLIAM P. BEEBER, of Huntington, has been spending a week with his younger brothers -- JOHN, JOSEPH, JAMES, GEORGE and SAMUEL. The Beeber boys all served long and faithfully in the army and all are good sound Republicans, never wavering or desiring to turn their backs upon the past. Mr. Will Beeber is Marshal of the city of Huntington and one of its reliable citizens.
DIED. -JOHN WALLACE was born in the county of Entram, Ireland, May 4, 1789. At the age of 12 he moved with his parents to Scotland, where in 1812 he was united in marriage with Miss MARY CAMPBELL. He emigrated to America and settled in the state of New York in 1832, thence to Fulton county in 1840, where he resided until his death, which occurred on the 6th of September. He was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and was counted an honest, worthy citizen. he was the father of 8 children, 3 of whom preceded him to the grave.

TO THE LADIES OF FULTON COUNTY. Having purchased a nice new stock of millinery goods, all new styles, we will be pleased to have you call and examine our goods and learn prices. We think we can suit any and all customers wanting goods in our line. Give us a call our new store, in Howe Sewing Machine Office, South of the court house. WHISLER SISTERS.

Mr. JESSE JESSEN, late of the firm of ELLIOTT & JESSEN, has leased the EMPIRE FLOURING MILLS and is now turning out about the finest flour ever ground in Rochester. Mr. Jessen is a miller of many years' experience...

(Notice of Administration) ... HANNAH VAN METER, PHILIP HOOT, appointed Administrators of the Estate of HUGH VAN METER, late of Fulton County, deceased... Sept. 14, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 22, 1876


Miss MATTIE HOLLOWAY has been here two weeks visiting her many young friends and relatives.
S. C. DAVIS, of the firm of WOOLEY & DAVIS, has gone on a two weeks visit to Monroe, Wisconsin.
Miss LAURA SHOUP an accomplished young lady of Monterey, has been visiting Miss BELLE HECTOR and other young friends here for a week or more.
A. B. SIBERT (Fritz) and R. O. SUMMERS Esq., will speak at Green Oak, Monday evening next. They are both sprightly speakers and worthy the attention of the people. Hear them.
Mr. ANDREW SHEPHERD, his mother and his sister, Miss MINNIE, started for Philadelphia last Saturday evening. Mr. Shepherd will continue on to Northampton, Mass. with his little daughter, EDITH.
J. YOST WHEATLY has secured the State agency for Lossing's Centennial History of the United States...
Mr. SAMUEL SHOWLEY and his son DANIEL and his wife, started Tuesday for a three-weeks' visit among friends in Fairfield county, Ohio, their former place of residence.
Mr. BURT H. SLUSSER, of South Bend, called on us Tuesday. His health has been failing for some months, and for this reason himself and lady (nee BELLE WALTERS, of this place) have concluded to dispose of their earthly possessions in this State and remove to California ...
Miss BELLE WILLIAMS, a teacher in the Kewanna graded school, has been compelled to resign her position on account of the weakness of her eyes. She will return to her home in Ohio in a few days. Miss LUELLA LONG, of this place has been engaged to take charge of the department vacated...


MARRIED. -Report saith ED. T. SMITH and Miss LAURA McCARTER were united in wedlock, last Thursday, the 14th inst.


(Notice of Sale) ... we will offer for sale at public auction on Saturday, Oct. 14, 1876, at the residence of HUGH VAN METER, late of Fulton county, deceased, all his personal property not taken by the widow.... HANNAH VAN METER, PHILIP HOOT, Administrators. Sept. 23, 1876.

(Executor's Notice) ... JOHN J. KUMLER appointed Executor of the late will of JOHN URBIN, deceased, late of Fulton county, Indiana... Sept. 18, 1876.

(To Whom it May Concern) Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of October, 1876, ... I will offer for sale at public auction at my stable door, in the rear of the Central House, in the town of Rochester, ... or so much thereof as will satisfy a lien I have upon the same, for one hundred and sixty dollars, for feed and care... one black mare R. N. RANNELLS. Sept. 8, 1876.

(Executor's Sale) ... on Saturday the 14th day of October, 1876 at Kewanna, in Fulton county, Indiana, I will offer for sale at public auction the personal property of which JOHN URBIN, late of said county, deceased, was the owner... JOHN J. KUMLER, Executor. Sept. 16, 1876.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 29, 1876


Mr. and Mrs. AL PUGH have just returned from a pleasure trip and visit among friends at Remington.
EDWARD HORTON and FRANK HECTOR left for Cincinnati, Wednesday night to attend the Medical Institute in that city.
SILAS GOSS has been engaged to clerk for M. WILE. He is active and accommodating and will make an efficient salesman.
See the advertisement of M. WILE, in another column. Mr. HEILBRUN having moved into his new building Mr. Wile has purchased and opened a fine new stock of goods at the old stand in the BALCONY building.
BEN F. MECHLING and HENRY HOLZMAN are about to engage in the mercantile business at Hillsdale, Michigan ...

Adolphus Parker Accidentally Shot by Foster Haslett,
a boy Twelve Years old, While Hunting Piegons.
This community was terribly horrified Tuesday evening by the announcement that ADOLPHUS PARKER, a well-known citizen of this county, had been fatally shot by a young lad of this place named FOSTER HASLETT, while they were engaged in hunting pigeons in the woods about two miles Northwest of Rochester.
It seems that Mr. Parker had fallen company with two or three boys from Rochester, who like himself were out hunting pigeons. In trailing through the woods, it so happened that young Haslett walked directly behind Mr. Parker, and in the excitement, while nearing a flock of pigeons, Haslett's gun, loaded with shot, was discharged, the full charge of shot entering Parker's back, just under the shoulder blade, passing entirely through. It is supposed that the discharge came in contact with his heart, which produced almost instant death.
The moment he was wounded he fell backward upon his back and said to the boys "I am shot. I shall died in a few minutes;" after which he arose to his feet but fell again, this time upon his face, and remained almost motionless.
The boys were terribly frightened and knew not what to do, but with one accord commenced to run; one going to a neighbor and one coming with all possible speed to town.
Aside from the fact that boys should not be allowed to carry or handle fire-ams, voung Haslett is entirely blameless. The shooting was purely accidental and no one could regret it more than he. We learn that he is confined to his bed, completely prostrated under the terrible thought of having been instrumental in taking a man's life.
The deceased leaves a wife and five children in rather limited circumstances, and it will or should become the duty of the neighbors and friends to provide for their wants during the coming fall and winter. The funeral of the deceased will take place to-day (Thursday) at two o'clock at the Baptist church. Services by the pastor, Rev. Mr. KIMBALL.
The following is the verdict rendered by the Coroner's jury: We, the undersigned, Jurors, empanneled and sworn on the 26th day of September, in the year 1876, at the Township of Rochester, in the county of Fulton, by E. R. HERMAN, a Justice of the peace in and for the Township of Rochester.... ADOLPHUS PARKER, whose body was found... on the 26th day of September, in the year 1876.... we do find that the deceased came to his death by the accidental discharge of a gun ... shot in the hands of one FOSTER HASLETT.

NEW DENTAL OFFICE. Dr. H. E. SHERWIN has purchased the dental instruments, furniture and fixtures formerly owned by Dr. BOSWELL, and is about to open a Dental Office in the north front room of the BALCONY building ...


A serious accident occurred on the 18th inst., north of Bruce's Lake. FREDERICK LAVENGOOD had his right arm crushed in a cane-mill. His arm was amputated above the elbow joint.
JOHN KILLMER has built an addition to his grocery house and designs enlarging his stock by adding boots and shoes, of superior manufacture, which are to be sold cheap for cash.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 6, 1876


Mrs. BITTERS and FREDDIE are visiting grandmother and other friends in Peru.
Miss ANNA JACKSON is having a protracted visit among friends in Sandusky county, Ohio.
Mrs. MOLLIE RENIFF, (nee CHAMBERLAIN) in company with her husband, started for her future home, Monday night, near Sublette, Illinois.
JAMES MAXEY, Esq., formerly a resident of Union township, has purchased a small tract of land of SAMUEL ALSPAUGH, one and a half miles south-east of Rochester, and intends making that his future home...
DIED. -September 20th, at her residence near Judsonia, White county, Ark., Mrs. ELIZABETH, wife of Rev. JEFFERSON BISHOP, and daughter of JOHN SEDAN, Esq., of Cass county, Ind., aged 36 years.
Sister Bishop made a public profession of her faith in Christ by baptism, at the age of 16 years; was married to Mr. Bishop in her nineteenth year; removed from Indiana to Arkansas in Nov., 1873, soon after which she united by letter with the lst Baptist church of Judsonia... Her last illness was brief but painful ... laying upon the eldest daughter, BELLE, but 16 vears of age, the cares and responsibilities of a mother to the younger members of the family... Her remains were accompanied to and deposited in our beautiful cemetery by a large circle of mourning friends....

Boiler Explodes Near Argos, Ind.,
Killing Four Persons and Wounding Eight Others.
... by B. F. DAWSON, the Inter-Ocean reporter from this place...
A most terrible boiler explosion occurred Saturday morning between the hours of 11:30 and 12 on the farm of WILLIAM JOHNSON, in Green township, Marshall County thirteen miles northwest of here. The engine was made by the Bucyrus Machine Works, at Bucyrus, Ohio, and was used to run the thresher. The engine had been stopped to repair a belt, and was about to be started again when the explosion occurred without any warning whatever. The following is a list of the killed and wounded:
ISAAC JONES, aged 12 years, standing by the engine warming himself, was thrown 100 feet against a rail fence, tearing off the upper part of his skull, tearing off one leg, and scalding him badly. He was killed instantly. All his clothing and boots, except his shirt-collar were blown off.
THOMAS H. WIRT, band-cutter, was struck on the back by the wheel of the engine and died soon after. He was aged 24 years, and leaves a wife and three children.
WILLIAM W. JOHNSON, pitching sheaves, was thrown 100 feet and had his skull torn off. He died Saturday night. He was unmarried and aged 22 vears.
WILLIAM HUGHES standing by the engine, was blown about 110 feet against a rail fence, and had his right arm and right leg broken. He was also badly scalded and internally injured, and was entirely stripped of his clothing. He will probably die. He was urunarried and aged 35 years.
DAVID LOGAN, feeder, had his arm broken and skull fractured.
EZRA JONES scalded about the face and bodv.
W. JOHNSON, internal injuries.
J. DUDGEON, leg broken.
PETER FEAY, the engineer, had his arm broken in two places.
CLEMENT NEWHOUSE had his left arm broken twice and his left forearm mashed. MEROIA LOWDEN was internally injured.
Four others standing near were uninjured.....
A horse valued at $200 was struck by the boiler and his right hip dislocated and all the harness except the collar was torn off.
The burial of the three who died occurred Sunday afternoon, the funerals of Mr. Wirt and Mr. Johnson being held at the same time and place, and was one of great solemnity.
Since the above was in type we have learned of the death of William HUGHES.

[Resolutions of Respect. Whereas Our beloved Pastor, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, has tendered his resignation as pastor of this church....]

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 13, 1876

GEO. W. HOLMAN and lady started for the centennial, Tuesday night.
Rev. JKCOB WHITTENBERGER, Republican, was elected Trustee of Henry township by 90 majority.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM CARTER and Mr. and Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS started for the centennial, Wednesday night.
S. C. HEAD is the name of the new minister an the Rochester M.E. circuit. He is a young man of fine appearance and considerable ability.
DIED. -J. D., infant son of E. H. and MARY KENNEDY, died last Wednesday evening. Two other children, a son and daughter, are ill, tile former dangerously.
JAMES B. ELLIOTT, Trustee; JAMES M. SPENCER, Assessor; ED. W. HAWKINS and A. H. SPENCER, constables, Republican candidates, were elected in this township.
WILLIAM WALLACE, Esq., an old line Democrat and a firm supporter of Jacksonian principles (as he sees it) was in town Tuesday and enlivened the election by his presence....
Efforts are now being made to secure a night police in Rochester, for Main street between Washington and Pearl and on South street east to Madison... CHAS. BLOOM is willing to accept the position... His pay will be by subscription from business men and property owners within the district named.

OFFICIAL VOTE OF FULTON COUNTY, INDIANA. [complete, showing votes cast for each candidate and in each township]

MARRIED. -At Akron Thursday, October 5, 1876, at the house of the bride's mother, by Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER, Mr. ALLISON S. WHITTENBERGER and Miss INDIANA SLAYBAUGH.
-In Henry township, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 1876, at the residence of FREDRICK HARTER, by Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER, SPENCER STRONG and Miss MARY HARTER.
-At the residence of the bride's parents, October 8th, 1876, by Rev. HENRY SPOHN, Mr. JAMES DONE and Miss MARY E. FISHLEY...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 20, 1876


Mr. MALOSH, of Rochester, desires notice given that his son recently found a pocketbook containing about $26. The owner can have it by proving property.
THEODORE REED, a son-in-law of HARDY PARKER, is back here from Washington City on a visit. Mr. Reed is a clerk in one of the departments in Washington and is a resident of Ohio.


Mr. J. J. ROBBINS says that he raised this season, on 212 acres of ground 210 bushels of speckled corn.
Mrs. DAN BURKET has made a very fine stock of feather flowers, which is now on exhibition at Wile's store, in the Balcony building.
SAM HEFFLEY's WAGON FACTORY now runs by steam...
C. S. HORTON & CO., manufacturers of axes, mattocks and all kinds of edge tools, Fulton, Indiana, have had another lot of muslin bills printed at this office, which announce the new branches they have added to their business.
DIED. -Rochester, Ind., Oct. 11, 1876, J. D. KENNEDY aged 2 years 10 months and 8 days. Also on the 14th, his brother, FRANCIS R. KENNEDY, aged 5 years, 1 month and 26 days.
They were the children of E. H. and MARY A. KENNEDY, of this place, whose home has thus suddenly been deprived of its God Given treasures, in that He has recalled his own.....


Among those now sick are uncle BILLY TROUTMAN and daughter, with typho-malarial fever, Miss EMMA COOK and a number of younger persons.
MARRIED. -on Thursday evening, Oct. 12th, by Rev. W. W. JONES, at the residence of the bride, Mr. JOSEPH URBIN, of Wayne township, and Miss HATTIE TONER, of Union...
[lengthy report of burglary of PHILLIPS & LEITER's large safe, and contents found in front of M.E. church by ELI LEITER on Sabbath morning, and tracking and capture of the two burglars by J. C. PHILLIPS, BLAIR and others near LaCross ... ]

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. HENRY BRYAN, Oct. 12th, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. WILLIAM H. KING and Miss SAMANTHA A. BRYAN.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 27, 1876


Mr. R. H. CHANDLER returned from California last Saturday for a short visit with his family here.
Miss LIZZIE TONER, one of the handsome young ladies of Kewanna, spent Sabbath last with Miss MOLLIE HORTON, of this place.
Capt. J. H. BEEBER and family have removed to Michigan City, by which arrangement Mr. Beeber can be at home each alternate evening.
The CENTENNIAL OPERA HALL is now fully completed, and ready for a "grand opening" by some popular show. But traveling shows of all kinds are scarce.
Mr. LOU FEDER is having his residence on west South street remodeled and an addition built thereto. An estimable lady of Fort Wayne is expected to do the honors of his household after the building is completed and furnished.
CHAS. K. PLANK has been engaged to teach school this winter at the Sawmill school house, south of town ...
Two young men, employes of the SPY office - HUGH BROWN and S. F. CHANDLER - desire to obtain situations as school teachers in Fulton county, this winter ...
CHAS. H. BEERY, so long a clerk at Ernsperger & Jackson's store, has set up business for himself in the brick storeroom, at Akron...
R. C. SUMMERS, Esq., the law partner of ENOCH STURGEON, Esq., has returned to Rising Sun, Indiana, with the intention of connecting himself in a few weeks with a law firm at Indianapolis ...
DIED. -SCHUYLER C. SHELTON, aged 15, brother of JOHN and WILL SHELTON, died at the residence of his mother, on south Madison street, last Thursday. Schuyler was a good and kind little boy, beloved by all who knew him, and his early departure is lamented not only by the family but by all his young acquaintances.
B. F. DAWSON has been engaged to teach the Prairie Union school.
Mrs. LYMAN WALKER, of Kokomo, an expert milliner, and an estimable lady, is now in the employ of Mrs. MORROW, at the STAR STORE.
Mr. B. O. JOHNSON is preparing to abandon his old WOOLEN MILL and erect a large new one in the spring, somewhere within the corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HORTON, of Millark, gave us a pleasant call Wednesday, looked through the office and renewed their subscription to the SPY for another year.
BAILEY D. BRACKET left Monday night for Indianapolis to attend the Medical Institute...
There not being a quorum present at the M.E.S.S. Teachers' Meeting, Saturday evening, the election of officers was postponed until three o'clock Sunday afternoon. The following are the officers elected for the conference year: LEVI MERCER, superintendent; C. J. STRADLEY, assistant superintendent; ENOCH STURGEON, secretary; Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, treasurer; HENRY LITTLE and WILLIE MERCER, librarians; Miss MARY MERCER, organist; MAJOR BITTERS, chorister.


Miss SARAH McRAHAN will swing the birch in the SPRINKLEBURG SCHOOL next winter.
SPRINKLEBURG meets the third Saturday night in Nov. to organize her DABATING CLUB.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MOORE, and Mr. and Mrs. STEFFEY are viewing the wonders at Philadelphia.
FRANK MOORE furnished 12 cords of 30 inch, all-split, hard wood, for the Sprinkleburg school, for $1.06 per cord (single ricks) '
Mr. SAGERS, of Henry township, is doing a big business at cider making. Mr. S. charges a cent a gallon, and manages to extract from 80 to 110 gallons of cider from an ordinary wagon-bed load of apples. From 12 to 20 loads per day have been worked up at this mill during the cider season.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 3, 1876


JACK ANDERSON and wife have dissolved partnership.
ABE BOWERS will teach at Millark, JOHN ROUCH at Prill's and JOHN DAVIDSON at Bloomingsburg.
HARRY BRISTOL and THOMAS PARKER go to Kewanna this week to plaster the new Masonic hall...
THEODORE READ, who is here on a visit from Washington city, formerly lived in Rochester...


The HOOVER BROS. have stepped down and out of the photograph business for the present. Mr. GOULD has again taken possession of his gallery.
Mr. JACOB SCHWEBEL has opened a harness shop in a room just north of Shore's grocery...
Mr. O. H. ALSPACH presented us last week with a large nutmeg pumpkin...
The young friends of WILL REX surprised him last Monday evening with a birthday party...
Miss MARY BROWN, teacher of 3d grade, Rochester public school, handed us the following names of young misses who are the best spellers in her room: VINA BLANCHARD, CARRIE SCHOLDER, LUCINDA TRIBBETT, TESSIE CLIFFORD, EDIE COPELAND.
The new M.E. PARSONAGE is a commodious two-story brick building, well arranged and neatly fitted and furnished...
C. S. HICKMAN, at his warehouse last Friday, purchased 500 bushels of wheat and 96 fat hogs.
H. S. FARRINGTON, the painter, has started a restaurant and confectionery on a small scale south of the Wallace House.
SAMMY TRACY has sold his interest in the SHIELDS & TRACY meat market to GEO. A. REED, who will continue the business with Mr. Shields.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. COWGILL, Mr. and Mrs. GEO. W. HOLMAN, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. CARTER, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. RANNELS, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, JOE. A. MYERS, JOHN NELLANS and Mr. HUGHSTON have returned from the Centennial within the past week.

(Notice of Dissolution) The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned in the practice of law is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All unfinished business in their hands will be completed as though this dissolution had not occurred. J. S. SLICK, E. CALKINS. Rochester, Ind., Nov. 1, 1876

(Dissolution) The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned in the practice of law, is this day dissolved by mutual agreement. Enoch Sturgeon will continue the business at the old office. All notes, book accounts, &c., due the firm have been sold and assigned to Enoch Sturgeon, to whom payment shall be made. ENOCH STURGEON, R. C. SUMMERS.


A Mr. PACKARD, of Lincoln, will teach the Green Oak school the coming winter.
W. H. FREAR is the first man that come up and owned up, and told us it was a girl.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 10, 1876

(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the one-story frame building situated on the east end of the north half of the south half of lot number seventy-seven (77) in the new plat of the town of Rochester... LEONARD DOWNS.


Mr. THOMAS MERCER is lying dangerously ill.
Mr. W. L. WOLF's paper at Tiosa was stopped by mistake. All right, now, Mr. Wolf.
WILLIAM REES, Esq., has been named for postmaster of Rochester, under Tilden's administration.
Miss LUELLA LONG, one of the teachers of the Kewanna graded school, is at home during a two weeks' vacation.
MARRIED. -Mr. JAMES A. McCLUNG was married on the 17th of October, to Miss MAGGIE HARTMAN, of Knightstown. So we have been informed.
Mr. DAVIS W. FENTER, of Akron, has gone to make his home at Denver, Indiana. He paid his subscription to the SPY in silver coin.
AL RICHTER has obtained a clerkship in a retail house at Newark, Ohio. Al is a steady young man and will prove himself worthy of the utmost confidence of his employers.
ED. F. CHINN, traveling agent for Chas. D. Wells & Co., Chicago, jobbers in provisions, was home on a visit election day...
E. CALKINS, Esq., so long an attorney in this place, has formed a copartnership with an attorney at Indianapolis, and will remove to that place in a short time...
Mr. R. M. THOMPSON, partner with F. M. ASHTON, in the EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS, has removed his family from Peru to this place...
Miss MOLLIE NEWHOUSE has been installed organist for public service at the M.E. Church. Miss Mollie is a correct player and sings admirably. Miss MOLLIE MERCER, so long church organist, resigned on account of her school studies and other duties absorbing all her time. She will continue, however to play for the Sabbath-school.
Mrs. SOPHIAH FINNEY, widow of the late ERASTUS FINNEY, is a lady of unusual energy and business qualifications. In order to save the expense of taking out letters of administration and other incidental expenses, she has undertaken the sale of personal property and the settlement of the estate without the aid of the courts and the slow process of law. It is better for a lady to undertake the battle of life than to sit down and mourn over the fates that be while the moth of time destroys the hard earnings of her deceased husband.
FRANK B. BEEVER, of near Bloomingsburg, who was sent to the Northern State prison two years ago from Logansport for having one wife too many, returned here Wednesday. He served his two years faithfully and well and says he received but his just desserts for the crime committed. Frank was never considered a bad man, but suffered himself to be captivated by the smiles of wiley women, got taken in and paid dearly for the fun he enjoyed for a season. His wife proper and children are now living in Kansas, and after procuring sufficient means he intends sending for them and again settle down to honest toil and a more careful behavior. We wish him well.


ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 17, 1876

C. K. PLANK and E. F. CHINN spent Sunday at Plymouth.
A.D. TONER, of Kewanna, is shipping hogs from this place, this week.
E. CALKINS, Esq., has reconsidered his removal to Indianapolis and will open a law office in Heilbrun's new block.
Ex-Sheriff MOON, has moved to his own residence on south Jefferson street. Sheriff WARD and family occupy the quarters vacated by the retiring officer.
Mrs. GEO. GOSS and her daughter, Mrs. SYLVESTER ALSPAUGH, started last week for a three months visit in Oregon, with the hope of improving their physical condition.
We learn that the new sneriff has engaged the services of young ROBERT WALLACE for deputy. It is reported that "Bob" turned over a new leaf some time ago, and has completely discarded the enthusing commodity. He has the ability to take charge of the office himself and will undoubtedly become a first class deputy if he only holds his grip.
FRANK BEEVER, who returned from Michigan City, last week, says JOHN D. VANDERKARR has not performed ten days work since his imprisonment. John is suffering severely with inflammatory rheumatism. Beever says that is a common disease among the prisoners, caused by the damp air coming off lake Michigan.
SHANNON MACKEY, JACOB GERSON, B. LINKENHELT and A. FISSEL are each the happy father of a Tilden and Hendricks baby. So much for a Democratic increase in this county.


The I.O.O.F's. have sold their old hall building to H. H. BENNETT, and the order will soon move into their new quarters.

[ORDINANCE prohibiting the feeding by hitching to wagon of any horse, mule, or ox team within the incorporated town of Rochester... on Main street, and on that part of York street, between Main and Pontiac streets, within the incorporate limits of said town.... ]

(Administrator's Sale) ... by virtue of an order of the Cass County Circuit Court, the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of SAMUEL KINNEMAN , deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, on the premises, on Saturday, December 16, 1876, the undivided 2/3 of (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... HENRY F. HOWER, Administrator. FLORY & CHAPPELOW, Att'ys.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 24, 1876

FIRE! At three o'clock last Tuesday morning the citizens of Rochester were aroused from their peaceful slumbers by the sound of the fire alarm and the cry of fire! fire! The residence of Mrs. MARY CULVER, at the north end of town (so long the principal HOTEL in Rochester) was discovered to be on fire... The family had barely time to make their escape... but few of the household goods were saved... the building and furniture were insured for a good sum and the actual loss will not be heavy. The dwelling burned was rather remote and no other buildings were particularly endangered. As a hotel this building bears an important part in the history of Rochester, and at some other time, when the facts are all learned, we may write it up.


A new brick school house is now being completed in the Frear district in Liberty township.
Rev. S. F. HIRSHEY, of this place, has been chosen vice president of the 'Y.M.C.A. of the State.
DIED. -SAMUEL J. TILDEN [GERSON], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JACOB GERSON., died at their residence last Monday morning.
THOS. NEWHOUSE, south of town, has raised a fine lot of celery which he offers for sale in quantities to suit purchasers.
The SIDEWALK on the south side of Pearl street, near the depot, is sadly out of repair. The corporation or some property owner may have a broken leg to pay for by and by.
The ALLMAN BROTHERS have removed their large stock of dry goods, groceries, clothing, etc., to the DANZIGER BLOCK, nearly opposite the Central House...
DIED. -The funeral of Mrs. LEOTI RANNELLS, wife of Dr. SCOTT RANNELLS, was held at the Baptist church last Saturday. She died at her home in Inwood on Wednesday of last week and was brought here for interment bv the side of her friends. Mrs. Rannells was loved and admired by many, and her death is a sad bereavement to her husband and all of her friends.
The HEBREW LADIES' AID SOCIETY propose giving a grand ball at the Opera Hall next Wednesday evening. The proceeds, we learn, will go towards aiding the poor ...
Our Baptist friends are making preparations for giving a grand holiday entertainment. The OPERA HALL has been engaged for Monday evening, December 25th (Christmas), and at that time will be given a literary, musical and scientific treat, a Cnristmas tree on an improved plan, and an oyster supper. Holland's beautiful play "Bitter Sweet" is in preparation and will be rendered on that evening.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, LEMUEL N. BITTERS, in Akron, Indiana, on Wednesday, November 15, 1876, by Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. THEODORE F. CHAPMAN and Miss CATHERINE M. BITTERS, all of Fulton county...
Mr. F. J. ADAMS, an artistic manufacturer of candies, and all kinds of confectioneries has opened a place of business in the Holzman store room, north of Fromm's.

(Dissolution of Partnership) Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing between G. L. WOOLEY and CECIL DAVIS, known by the firm name of WOOLEY & DAVIS, bakers and confectioners, was dissolved by mutual consent on the 6th day of November, 1876. All accounts due said firm are payable to G. L. Wooley, who will continue the business. G. L. WOOLEY, CECIL DAVIS. Rochester, Nov. 20, 1876.


DIED. -The funeral services of Mr. KING who formerly resided near Monterey, were held on Sunday last. He was the father of our much esteemed citizen Mrs. WOODS, formerly Mrs. LEITER, of Leiter's Ford.
A. D. TONER and his assistants are now busily engaged in buying and weighing hogs and driving them to Star City to ship. He is also buying and shipping from Rochester and other points on the railroad.
F. H. GRAHAM rejoiced in the advent of a fine daughter, on the 19th ult.


TAYLOR McKEE named his boy RUTHERFORD B. HAYES [McKEE], but MARION PORTER has a girl. Alas, alas.


School is progressing finely. JOSEPH OGLE, principal, and Miss VIOLA HOKIN, assistant.
The FLOURING MILL is about to change hands. JAS. CARL and Rev. Mr. THOMPSON will be the next proprietors.
Lincoln now has a cancer doctor, a gentleman by the name of CORDELL.
JAS. H. HURST who has been in the dry goods and grocery business for several years, has sold out his store to his nephews, IRA B. and JAMES HURST.
We attended an oyster supper at the EMPIRE HOUSE, Saturday evening which was a very pleasant affair. Mr. HATCH is one of our "boss" landlords and knows how to dish 'em up.
There was a Republican gain of some eight or ten votes in this township. FRANK HART, Republican, was elected trustee, JOHN CHAMP, J.P. and HARRY HOOVER Constable. The Democrats elected WM. BELT assessor and CHARLES FARRAR constable.

BOARD OF EDUCATION. The Fulton County Board of Education met at the Court House on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1876 ... On motion of J. B. ELLIOTT, J. DAWSON was elected Secretary. .. The following menmbers were found to be present: Prof. E. MYERS, J. H. BUCHANAN. Wayne; DAVID LOWE, Union; S. J. BARGER, Aubbeenaubbee; JACOB WHITTENBERGER, Henry; J. B. ELLIOTT, Rochester; A. BROWN, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON, Rochester corporation .......

(Notice of Sale of Land) ... the undersigned, administratrix of the estate of JAMES DAVIS, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction at the office of ESSICK & HOLMAN, on Monday, the 8th day of January, 1876, an equal undivided two-thirds of ... Lot number 10 in the new plat of the town of Rochester, and (real estate, described)... SARAH J. DAVIS, Administratrix.

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 31, 1876

The Beeber Block and Dr. Spohn's office Burned to Ashes.
Great Damage to Occupants of the Buildings.
Last Saturday morning, about two o'clock, night policeman BLOOM haulted for a few minutes on the northwest corner of Main and Pearl streets. Intuatively he passed over to the BEEBER BLOCK, southeast corner, where he heard a strange crackling noise seemingly in the rear of the warehouse of the CORNER GROCERY. Taking out his revolver he stepped quietly toward the place from whence the sound proceeded and discovered to his great surprise that a fire was raging within. He ran immediately to the side door of the grocery and beat violently against it with his heavy cane to arouse ABBY GROVE, the eldest son of the proprietor, who was sleeping within. This accomplished, he made all haste to the court house to ring the fire alarm, which he did right manfully.
Within a few minutes men came pouring in from all directions, but too late to stay the ravages of the devouring flames. The Beeber block being composed of frame buildings the fire spread rapidly, and within an hour and a half from the time the fire was discovered the four business rooms and Dr. J. C. SPOHN's office, which was also a frame building, were in smouldering ruins. The main building was occupied on the first floor by the Corner Grocery, WILLIAM GROVE, proprietor. The rear room on the second floor, formerly occupied by the SPY office, was vacant. The front room was the office of Dr. A. BROWN. The first building to the east was occupied by the Howe sewing machine office, A. A. LAWRENCE, agent, and by the WHISTLER SISTERS, milliners and dress makers; the second building was occupied by the EAGLE BAKERY, G. L. WOOLEY, proprietor, and the third by JAMES BRUETTE, as a barber shop and oyster restaurant.
These buildings were all comparatively new, and however their total value did not exceed $3,000. the loss of them is a severe blow to the proprietors, Messrs. JOHN H. and JOE W. BEEBER.
Dr. SPOHN's office, in the rear of the Beeber block, on Main street, was quite a handsome building. It contained three rooms which were furnished and arranged to suit the convenience of the doctor.
The goods of the occupants of the various rooms were promptlv removed and with as much care as is usual on such occasions, and the actual loss of goods is not so great as the loss of occupation.
The following we give as a low estimate of the losses sustained. Beeber Bros. buildings, $3,000. William Grove, goods, $200. Dr. A. Brown, medicines, &c., $75. Whistler Sister, goods, &c., $50. A. A. Lawrence, fixtures, &c., $40. G. L. Wooley, goods, &c., $75. James Bruette, furniture, &c., $75. Dr. Spohn, fixtures , &c., $75, building, $1,000.


HARDY PARKER is in extremely poor health.
Mrs. "DARB" WORDEN was seriously ill last week, but is recovering now.
While butchering the other day, WM. CARUTHERS sliced the end off one of his fingers.
JERRY GATES, a step-son of JAMES THOMPSON, Esq., returned last week from an 18 month sojourn in Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. STEFFEY returned last Saturday from a six-weeks visit to the centennial and friends in Pennsylvania.
There was quite a pleasant singing at Sprinkleburg school-house last Sunday evening. There will be another one next Sunday evening.


Miss BELLE HECTOR is visiting her sister at Roann, Indiana.
S. G. SPERRY is good the fellow who brought us a Thanksgiving turkey.
The WHISTLER SISTERS have taken rooms over Feder & Silberberg's mammoth clothing store.
Mr. D. S. ELLIOTT, of Philadelphia, brother of J. B. and B. M. ELLIOTT, arrived here Wednesday on a brief visit.
JAMES BROWN, of this place, is teaching a dancing school at Plymouth. He makes weekly visits to that city.
Mrs. JULIUS ROWLEY and daughter arrived last week. For the present they and Mr. ROWLEY are boarding at the Central House.
Dr. BROWN has removed his office to the front room over JESSE SHIELDS' store, where he will be pleased to receive calls from his numerous friends.
Circuit court is in session this week. Judge KEITH, the new judge, adorns the bench handsomely...
Dr. SPOHN has removed his office to the second story of Heilbrun's new building, recently occupied by Major CALKINS who has removed to the former office of Judge KEITH.
DIED, -LOUIS MILLER, familiarly known as "CHUB," died at his home in Tipton, Indiana last Tuesday. For the past six months he has been employed at his trade in this place, latterlv in the paint shop at HEFFLEY'S WAGON MANUFACTORY. Being quite unwell he went home last week, and Tuesday we received the news of his death.

The dedicatory services of the SEVENTH DAY ADVENT CHURCH building erected in this place last spring, will take place on Saturday and Sabbath, December 9th and 10th. Elder SMITH, editor of the Seventh Day Advent Review and Herald, will preach the dedicatory sermon and conduct the services ....
DIED. -Miss AMELIA BURNS, aged fifty-four years, died at the residence of CHARLES HOLMAN, Tuesday. She was an invalid from infancy.
A movement is now on foot to purchase JESSE SHIELDS' property on the north-east corner of Main and South streets for the erection of a brick building in the spring, extending from Esq. MILLER's gunsmith shop to the Centennial building. Mr. J. F. FROMM proposes to purchase said property and erect said building, which is not to be less than two stories high, providing the citizens will subscribe the sum of $1,000 ....
DIED. -At his residence one mile east of Fulton, Nov. 20th, after three days' illness, Mr. JOHN SWINGENIZER, in his sixty-seventh year.
Fmeral services were conducted at the M.E. church, of which he was a member. - - - - --S. C. HEAD.


JOHN QUIGG, of California, passed through here Monday. Suppose he is visiting relatives and friends.
JACK VANDUYNE is raising a club for a literary paper. He has read politics till he can't rest.
MORTON SMITH, while out hunting rabbits, last week, killed a large red fox.
The Green Oak school commenced Monday, IRA B. PACKARD, teacher.
Elder McKINSEY will preach at the Christian chapel, two miles south, Sunday, December 31st.
W. T. McCARTER didn't say a word about his baby, 'cause it is a girl.


Mr. JOHN KILLMER has recently opened out a drug store in a portion of the enlarged corner grocery by the steam mill...
On Sabbath last, Mr. KING, living near Monterey, Ind., was buried by the side of her husband who survived her aged companion but one week. Both were old and respected people, having lived at or near their present location for a long term of years.
The Kewanna graded school commenced its winter term today, the 27th, under the supervision of Prof. WAGNER, as principal and Miss L. LONG, as assistant...

(ORDINANCE preventing the erection of Wooden Buildings, or moving wooden buildings on the following lots, to wit: 70, 71, 72 & 73, fronting on Main Street, and lots 36, 73 & 32, fronting on Pearl Street, in the new plat of the town of Rochester.....

The Seventh Mass Convention of the 11th Congressional District, under the auspices of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Indiana, assembled in the Presbyterian Church, of Rochester, Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 1876, at 9:30 a.m. (local names mentioned) J. E. HILTON, Miss ANNA KEITH, Mrs. NEWHOUSE, Mrs. FOOTE, Mrs. B. S. LYON, Mrs. KENDRICK, Mrs. ESSICK, Mrs. HARTER, Mrs. HILL, Mrs. GOULD, Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Rev. KIMBALL, Rev. CLEARWATER, Mr. WILLIAMS, Mrs. ROSS....


ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 8, 1876


Mrs. HARDY PARKER is quite sick with pleurisy. Mr. PARKER is still very poorly.
We have several Thomas's within a half mile of each other in this neighborhood. There is THOMAS MEREDITH, THOMAS SHARPE, THOMAS PARKER and THOMAS DYE. There are also several Thomas cats which are not included in the above list.
MARRIED. -There's a great deal of selfishness in this world. Now there is FRANK COOK and LUCINDA WAGONER - fine young people as a general rule - hied themselves off to the justice's on last Thursdav evening, got his honor to tie a double cabubbled knot for them and then they returned home and kept the fun to themselves for several days....


Mr. A. W. HILL, of Marion, Ohio, spent a few days with his friends in this place last week.
The new M.E. CHURCH at Leiter's Ford will be dedicated Sabbath, Dec. 24th. All are invited to attend.
B. F. DAWSON, teacher of Prairie Union school, will hold a spelling school next Wednesday evening.
Mr. ELISHA BROWN, of Hagerstown, Indiana, has been spending a week visiting his brother-in-law, CHAS. W. HOLMAN, in this county.
A grand ball will be given at the OPERA HALL, New Year's night. The German Six Brothers have been engaged to furnish the music.
Mr. PHILIP FENTERS, of Ripon, Kansas, has traded his farm for a farm in Pulaski county, Indiana. Mr. Fenters was formerly a citizen of this county.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND, post office clerk, will go on a three months visit to Richmond, Indiana, in a few days. CURG RANNELLS will take her place in the post office.
Colonel and Mrs. SHRYOCK went to Michigan City, Thanksgiving day, to eat turkey with their daughter, Mrs. MINNIE HUGHSTON, which was also her birthday.
Six large cards are posted up in the COURT ROOM, which read "No Smoking Allowed." We hope the old stoves will take the hint and quietly submit to the stricture. Sheriff WARD with the assistance of two or three able bodied bailiffs and a double-barreled English bull-dog can certainly prevent the refractory Hoosiers from puffing tobacco smoke in the judge's eyes.
Since the last issue of the SPY a new building company has been organized, composed of J. F. FROMM, E. KIRTLAND, CHRIS. HOOVER, J. B. ELLIOTT, PERRY SHORES, D. W. LYON and ERNSPERGER & JACKSON. They have contracted to build jointly, in the spring, [COMMERCIAL BLOCK] on the site of the old frame buildings on Main street, directly opposite the Wallace House, eight business houses, two stories high...
DIED. -EDWARD E., eldest son of I. W. and BROWN, aged 3 years and 10 months.
Eddie was bright and intelligent beyond his years, his loss is a sad bereavement. The funeral took place from the residence, Sabbath, December 3d, at 2 o'clock p.m. Services conducted by J. A. CLEARWATERS.

[poem written about two years ago by Miss AMELIA BURNES, who departed this life, November 28, 1876, at the residence of Mr. CHAS. W. HOLMAN....]


JOE SMITH, of Green Oak, is teaching school in New Castle.


HENRY OYLER is on the sick list, with the erysipelas in his right arm.
SYLVESTER POFFINGBARGER is as proud as Lucifer, because it's a girl and so much resembles his father.
JOSEPH HARDING contemplates buying the BIDDINGER store, near Leiter's Ford; go in brother Joe.
The BURTON GRAVE YARD is having a new fence built around it; so much for home industry.
ENOCH MOW is threshing clover seed in the neighborhood. Enoch is an experienced thresher and a whole souled Republican.
I began my school, at Olive Union, No. 17, last Monday in the morning ....

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 15, 1876




B. S. LYON has a dwelling house to rent, on Main street south of Pearl.
HORACE KEWNEY & MARCELLIUS DAVIS are now the proprietors of the CITY BAKERY AND GROCERY, at Ralstin's old stand.
Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN & SON have purchased fully one-half of the large quantity of cloverseed sold in this market, which is the result of advertising largely in the SPY.
R. N. RANNELLS & SON, proprietors of the CENTRAL HOUSE, have concluded to tear down the old frame hotel, next summer, and build a handsome three-story brick. During the time of the removal of the present building and the erection of the new one they will probably occupy the north store room and all the upper rooms in Fromm's building.
The new County POOR HOUSE has been completed and accepted by the county commissioners. The total cost amount to $8,003.25. The contract was let to Mr. THOS. NEWHOUSE, who completed the job to the entire satisfaction of all concerned...
CAL KNOTT and SI GOSS, two active and ingenious clerks at Wile's store, have invented an article of unusual convenience, suitable for the comfort of both ladies and gentlemen. When not in use it is kept on exhibition for the inspection of spectators. Almost any handy person can make one after seeing the model, and as a patent has not yet been secured the right to manufacture similar articles may be obtained without much additional expense.
Last Tuesday being the fifty-sixth anniversary of the birth of Mrs. E. P. NEWHOUSE, she determined to invite a few of her many friends to commemorate with her the joyful occasion ....
Mr. C. ANTHONY is about to start a bakery in connection with his restaurant.
Mr. SILAS ROUCH, of Wayne township, will sell his personal property, Thursday, January 10th, preparatory to removing to Kansas.
WILLIAM PLOUGH, at the flour and feed store, has laid in a supply of candies for the holidays. He also keeps bread, pies and cakes for sale.
Mr. JOSEPH BIBBLER, one of the principal hog-buyers in this county, says over $150,000 has been paid out at this place for live hogs during the present pork season.
M. L. ESSICK, E. CALKINS and E. STURGEON "done" the honors of judge during the temporary absence of Judge KEITH. And thereby hangs a tale.
Mr. L. VAMPNER has opened a flour and feed store in the room formerly occupied by MOORE RALSTIN. The north-enders will find it to their advantage to purchase of him...
Mr. JOHN M. QUIGG, of California, is here visiting his sister, Mrs. L. TRUE, and other friends. Twenty-three years ago Mr. QUIGG was a citizen of this countr - He will return to California about the first of January. Perhaps Mrs. TRUE and her charming little daughter, LULU, will go with him.
The official board of the M.E. church of this place finding that the assessment made... is insufficient ... a committee of twelve ladies was appointed ... to canvass the town ... The town was divided equally into six wards running east and west ... Mrs. KATIE TRUE and Mrs. THOS. NEWHOUSE from the extreme south part of town to Plum street; Mrs. Dr. REX and Mrs. ELIZABETH SPENCER from Plum to Vine street; Mrs. Dr. HECTOR and Mrs. C. J. STRADLEY from Vine to South; Mrs. Dr. HILL and Mrs. LEVI MERCER from South to York; Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER and Mrs. J. Q. NEAL from York to Columbia; Mrs. DAN RALSTIN and Mrs. JUD INGRAHAM from Columbia to the extreme north part of town...

(Special Notice) As I shall be obliged to leave my business on the 1st of next January, I desire to notify all parties indebted to me that all accounts must be settled within 30 days from this date. I do not want to be compelled to leave accounts with attorneys, so call at your earliest convenience and settle. J. F. FROMM. Dec. 9, '76.

BRANCH STORE. Go to FROMM's branch store, next door north of the bank, for staple and fancy groceries at bottom prices....

DIED. -In Rochester, at the residence of WM. KIRKENDOLL, December 9, 1876, Mr. JOHN BOGERT VAN DIEN, age 66 years, 7 months and 28 days.
The deceased was born and reared in New Jersey. We have learned but little of his family relation. His funeral was attended by but one relative, Mr. RICHARD VAN DIEN, a nephew. He joined the M.E. church many years ago and lived a consistent Christian till the time of his death. Less than a year ago he went west from this place, intending to locate permanently but failing health induced him to return, which he did but a few days before his death. He leaves considerable property which his nearest surviving friends will fall heir to.
-SARAH MORIAH JOHNSON, wife of ISREAL JOHNSON, a well known citizen of this county, departed this life on the 6th inst.
She was born in Miami county, Ohio, December 22, 1822. Came to Fulton county, Indiana, in the year 1836. Was united in marriage with ISREAL JOHNSON in December 1840. United with the Church of Christ in 1858. Lived a worthy Christian life to the end.
She leaves a good and kind husband, five children and a large circle of relatives who mourn her loss.
She has four children "Over the River," she raised several orphans, and was, and is, universally esteemed as a friend of the poor.... - - - - Eld. A. WALKER.

A new supply of school desks have been secured at the lower rooms of the Kewanna SCHOOL BUILDING ...
A little girl of WM. L. WHITE was wounded in the ankle by the accidental discharge of a shot-gun which was caused by the gun falling upon the floor striking upon the lock and busting the cap. Many of the shot were extracted, the balance left.
DIED. -The only child of Prof. E. L. YARLOTT and wife was brought to this place for interment in the Kewanna Cemetery, on Tuesday, the 5th inst. It died at their home at Knox, after an illness of a few hours. Aged 12 months.


CURG RANNELLS is teaching the Mt. Zion school.
"LUM" DAVIS has had his interest in his wife's estate "struck off."
SAMUEL TRACY has sold 10 acres of his land to SAMUEL SIBERT. Considerations $220.
An order for the division of the estate of the late Mrs. FRANK WHITE was granted last week, and that portion belonging to the minor heirs of the late Mrs. GERSON (10 acres) has been stricken off from the remainder.
It seems there are two persons by the name of THOMAS DYE living in this township. The Dye out here has gotten it into his head that the other Dye is getting his letters, by mistake, and he directs me to say that the other Dye must divide with him or he will show him what sort of Dye stuff he is made of.


JOE SMITH did not teach that school in New Castle, as reported.
CHARLEY McMILLIN is reported sick with typhoid fever..

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 22, 1876


KURG RANNELLS has retired from the command of the Mt. Zion school and Miss JO DAVIDSON has been appointed in his stead. KURG goes into the postoffice at Rochester.

(Notice of Insolvency) ... upon the petition of the administrator of the estate of ASAHEL BUCK, deceased,...declared the same insolvent... R. H. CALVERT, Administrator. Rochester, Dec. 18, 1876.


The new branch of the WARSAW ROAD will be commenced early in the spring.
Dr. and Mrs. BROWN are happy in the possession of a centennial boy baby.
Night policemen BLOOM and NEFF keep both eyes open all night for fires and robberies.
Misses ROSA and MINNIE BRACKETT returned from the Granville (Ohio) Female College, last Monday.
Miss AMY RICHTER is the handsome and accommodating lady clerk at the store of Heilbrun & Son.
Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, pastor of the Baptist church, was admitted to the bar last week. Law and theology, like water and oil, have not heretofore been very congenial, but time is working many wonders.
Young ROBERT WALLACE was also admitted as an ATTORNEY at the late session of the Fulton circuit court. Intellectually and oratorically Bob "is the makin"' of a first class lawyer ...
Mrs. KATIE MEISCH returned Monday from her extended eastern visit...
JOHN DOE, the Kewanna safe burglar, finally concluded to confess the crime, and ask for the utmost lenity of the law. Judge KEITli let him off with two years' residence at Michigan City. He "went up" last Saturday.
Messrs. JAKE VANTRUMP, JAMES CHAPIN and others are talking up a steam mill to be erected not far from the south side of the public square - say the east end of Mrs. PEARSON's lot, on Pearl street. Rochester has already three good flouring mills but doubtless considering the large amount of improvement, now made it would support another one.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL McNAMEE have gone to Chicago to make that their home for the winter.
DICK VAN DIEN has been engaged to do the baking for Anthony's bakery. Dick is a splendid baker and a good steady fellow.
Mr. ISAIAH BACON, of near Green Oak, lost his pocket book while in Rochester, last Saturday...
The City Marshal, under the direction of the "city dads" is erecting a CALABOOSE on the vacant lot fronting on Main street, opposite the MAMMOTH BUILDING, belonging to the ODD FELLOWS. This was occasioned, as we learn, by the refusal of the county commissioners to longer grant the privilege of the jail for the confinement of corporation prisoners.
Last Monday was GEO. NORRIS' fortv-sixth birthday. Mrs. NORRIS got up a nice little party... CAL KNOTT presented him with a handsome chair and other friends gave gifts calculated to please and edify ...
Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, F. K. KENDRICK and D. W. LYON have donated the right of way for a public highway, commencing at the east end of South street, near Ashton & Thompson's foundry, and running north-east, across Mill creek, intersecting the Warsaw road near the farm residence of Sheriff WARD. One object in building this ROAD is to make a more direct route from the north-east to the center of the town, and it is possible that town lots will be laid off and dwellings and manufactories erected l'over there."


Hogs have been the principal trade here for some time, and large numbers have been shipped from this place.
Mr. JOHN THOMPSON, formerly of Iowa, has rented the flouring mill. He is a first-class miller and a very clever fellow.
JAMES CARL has sold his stock of drugs to DANIEL SWIHART.
Lincoln affords two public SCHOOLS. Miss AITKEN teaches the small scholars and Mr. OGEL the large ones. They are both good teachers.
JOHN EVERTS is the champion fur buyer. Skunks never get too strong for him.
Mr. DRAKE, formerly of near this place, now a resident of Wabash county, paid our town a visit last week.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's mother, in Rochester, Dec. 18, 1876, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. PHILANDER RALSTIN and Miss ROSA CULVER....


On Thursday last the I.O.O.F. dedicated their new HALL. The programme was as follows: ... (names mentioned) Bruce's Lake Band, P. G. COXE, of Delphi, CHARLES APTPT ....


JOHN COLLINS is building a new house.
BURT WARD went to Pulaski county and swapped his team for another...
WILLIAM MOSSMAN and STURLING SCOTT are the champion trappers in our corner. They are taking in mink and muskrats in a manner that bespeaks destruction to the furbearing race.
FRANKLIN LEITER swings the birch over the Mud Creek school, and FITCH MONTGOMERY presides over the Burton urchins ... We had a "spellin' skule," Wednesday evening, we had a good, sociable and instructive time. WALTER HARDING carried away the laurels, ... and also spelled the Mud Creek school down Thursday evening ...
IDA LEITER and HATTIE WAGONER have been absent from school a week on account of sickness...

ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 29, 1876

Deputy P.M. RANNELLS requests us to say that the postoffice will be closed on New Year's dav from 2 to 5 oiclock p.m.
The supper for the great German Six Brothers' concert and ball on New Year's night, will be given at Murphy's restaurant.
Miss ALLIE SPARKS, of Valparaiso, a sprightly, intelligent young lady, spent two weeks in Rochester, visiting Miss ANNIE JACKSON and other relatives and friends.
Mr. I. R. NEW, at Green Oak, will please accept our best thanks for a fine large turkey which he presented us for our New Year's dinner...
We learn from the Mishawaka ENTERPRISE that Miss LINDIE BEVERLY (Sexe Murry) is engaged as a compositor on that paper ...
A Christmas tree at Col. B. F. ERNSPERGER'S, on PIETY HILL, is said to have been the most gorgeous and expensive in the city. The tree contained an elegant gold watch for Mrs. ERNSPERGER, and many valuable presents for the children.
Messrs. M. L. KILLMER & CO., of Noblesville, Ind., will open next week a large stock of groceries, provisions, queensware, etc., in Cooperis room in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK...
We received two dollars Monday from Miss EMMA HATCH, Logansport, for the SPY, to be addressed to her father, Mr. WILLARD HATCH, at Lincoln, as a Christmas present...
Dr. HECTOR went to Cincinnati Wednesday night to see his son, FRANK, who is sick.
Rev. J. BISHOP, of Judsonia, Arkansas, returned last week to visit his father, S. M. BISHOP, Esq., and other friends in this county...
Mrs. J. Q. NEAL, Mrs. and Dr. HECTOR, Miss CLARA STURGEON, Miss MOLLIE MERCER and W. H. SICKMAN, were especially favored with presents at the M.E. church Christmas night ....
The story in brief is this: OMER BEARSS, JOHN P. MYERS, PAUL DORSH and one EMRICK, had a little fun with the "tiger," one evening last week. The first named person brought suit against the three last mentioned for bulldozing him out of one hundred and two dollars, and were required to give bonds for their appearance at the Fulton circuit court. Those who play with the tiger should not squeal if they get bit. HARRY GILL, a reformed poker player and faro gambler, also made affidavit, Monday, against one TOM BROWN, charged with running a faro bank over FLINN'S, last summer. When gamblers prosecute each other there is some hope of a reformation.


The health in this vicinity is good with the exception of some chronic cases among whom is JACOB BLOSSER, whose life has been one of suffering all winter. His death is looked for at any moment. His disease is general dropsy and chronic pneumonia...
The following families in Kawanna will receive calls on New Year's day from 10 A.M. until 4 o'clock P.M.: M. H. PHILLIPS and lady, Mr. J. LEITER and lady, Mr. J. C. PHILLIPS and lady, Mr. R. HUDKINS and lady, Mr. J. Q. HOWELL and lady, Mr. R. BLAIR and lady, Mr. ELI LEITER and lady, Mr. JOHN KILLMERLMER and lady, Mr. F. H. GRAHAM, Esq., and lady, Mr. JOHN MYERS and lady, Mr. T. M. BARNETT and lady, Mr. W. H. RHENO and lady, Mr. J. F. ROBBINS and lady, Mr. D. HUDKINS and lady...


W. H. FREAR and WATT HIGHT beats them all running a wood saw, circular or drag, and suits everybody.
One enterprising neighbor, ED SMITH and wife moved into their new residence, Tuesday the lgth inst.
HIRAM STEFFY, of Missouri, is here visiting relatives and friends.
CYRUS A. GOODWIN, of Deedsville, is registered at R. A. NEW'S.

(ORDINANCE prohibiting the erection or building of wooden buildings in the town of Rochester... Commencing on the Northeast corner of lot 79, thence south on the west line of Main street, to the southeast corner of said lot 79, thence west on the line dividing lots 79 and 80 one hundred and sixty-five feet, thence north along the western boundry line of said lot 79, to the south line of Pearl Street to the place of beginning; also... old plat, Lots No. 20 and 21, on the north side of South Street, between Madison and Main Streets, and all that portion of lot 22, fronting on Main Street, running back from Main Street to the depth of 120 feet, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof....

(Petition to Sell Real Estate) ... WILLIAM I. KOONS, Administrator of the estate of WILLIAM WALES, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent ... this 22d day of December, 1876...