The Rochester Sentinel





Published every Saturday







Saturday, January 4, 1879




Mrs. G. I. MILLER is occupying her new millinery room.

Wm. NEWCOMB again owns a farm in Richland Township, having recently purchased the HOLMAN place for $4,500.

Frank ZARTMAN, Harry ARMANTROUT and their country cousins from Denver, attended the Rip Van Winkle show Monday night.

Adam AULT and John CATES will start for Texas next Monday, to view the country and prospect generally.


The mercantile and professional business of our place is represented at present by A. STRONG & SON, dry goods, groceries and hardware; C. H. BERRY, dry goods and groceries; Milo BRIGHT, drugs and books; A. ONSTOTT, tinware; F. DILLON, carriage and wagon maker and general blacksmithing; A. A. GAST and VALENTINE & STARR, boots and shoes; A. STANTON, chairs; O. CRONWELL, furniture; Dr. A. JOHNSTON, and Dr. C. F. HARTER, physicians; Mrs. H. VALENTINE, milliner; . . . Our village is surrounded by well-cultivated and high-productive farms, owned, controlled and tilled by an industrious and intelligent class of farmers. Among the older, most successful and substantial I would name D. WHITTENBERGER, J. H. DAY, J. N. ROBINSON, J. BRIGHT, T. J. McCLANAHAN, H. W. BALL, H. BLACK, E. STRONG, Dan. DANIELS, J. A. BOWER, S. TOWNSEND, Wm. BITTERS, J. E. SLAYBAUGH, I. PONTIOUS, P. RADER, J. HOFFMAN, S. MILLER, J. WHITTENBERGER, Wm. WHITTENBERGER, Jr., A. CURTIS, A. GRINDLE, H. PRESSNALL, H. BRYANT, Wm. BRIGHT, M. RICHARDSON, Wm. THOMPSON, M. MIDDLETON. . .  And now occurs to my mind the names of several who were once citizens of our place and vicinity, but have sought other homes. There is J. J. STRONG, Talladego, Ala.; A. B. BALL, Warsaw, Ind.; G. W. BALL, Red Cloud, Neb.; I. ADAMSON, Oswego, Kan.; S. H. HOOD, Osage, Kan.; W. T. CUTSHALL, Huntington, Ind. --Akron correspondent to the Northern Indianian.


The severe cold weather has interfered with the regular running of many roads, but our I. P. & C. has been on time every day. The worst difficulty experienced on this road is the freezing up of the water tanks.




“The corner book store,” occupied by RANNELLS & PLANK, and owned by Mrs. MANN, is no more. Last Sunday afternoon while Ed. CHINN, Robert KEITH and Charley PLANK were in the room they accidently discovered the building to be on fire.

. . . By hard work and plenty of nerve, Chris. HOOVER and his followers adjusted some carpets over the south end of Mrs. MANN’s residence, and managed to save it. . . The book store was quickly rushed into the street by the excited crowd, and most of it safely removed to the corner room in the old Continental building. . . The building was insured for all it was worth, and . . . stock belonging to RANNELLS & PLANK is also well insured . . . removed to the room formerly occupied by Mrs. G. I. MILLER.




 - One after another the old pioneer citizens of this county are passing away. This week we chronicle the death of James H. McQUERN which took place at his residence, five miles southeast of Rochester, on Monday morning. The deceased was a native of South Carolina and became a citizen of this county as early as 1840. He has been for many years a devout member of the Presbyterian church, and a very good citizen. His remains were laid to rest in the Hoover grave yard on the last day of the year, the burial services being conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, assisted by Rev. A. M. WORK. Mr. McQuern had attained his 63d year.

-Mrs. [Rachel] ADAMSON, an aged and respected lady at Akron, died at her home one day last week. She was generally known as “Grandma” ADAMSON.[1]




The busiest place in town is at Frank ERNSPERGER’s new store. He has moved his entire stock of dry goods, boots, shoes, carpets, groceries and everything that was in the mammoth church store, to the room second door north of the bank, formerly occupied by ERNSPERGER & JACKSON. . . .

A few cases of scarlet fever in town. The worst case is that of a child of Marshal REID.

Charley BEERY and lady of Akron attended Mr. and Mrs. Chas. JACKSON’s silver wedding Monday night.

William CARTER, the ice man, has recovered from his severe illness so as to be able to be about again.

John G. STRADLEY, of Iowa, formerly of this place, was recently married to a charming lady “out west.” . . .

The masquerade ball, given under the auspices of the orchestra, at OPERA HALL New Year’s eve, was largely attended, and enjoyed by many spectators as well as the dancers.

A wholesale liquor store is now doing business in this place. Fred BOSENBERG is the proprietor, and he keeps his stock in the corner room of the Cornelius building.




“Mother earth is wrapped in her snowy robes of white.” . . . But we have other proofs that winter has fairly commenced, viz: so many young men filling the vacant side of their bed with what they please to term warmers. For instance, W. H. DAY, on Christmas eve took in a warmer, Miss Julia SUTTON, daughter of Dr. E. H. SUTTON.

At the Evangelical Parsonage, Rochester, Ind., January 1st, 1879, by D. J. PONTIUS, Mr. William J. GREEN and Elizabeth LIPART, both of this county . . .




(Wayne Township) Is’h BALL & Jn CARROLL, James W. BEATTIE, Henry W. BAILEY, Wm. H. BAILEY, Jacob BOYER, Michael CANFIEL, Nelson CADWALLADER, Joseph CUNNINGHAM, Mary E. CLARK et al, John DEMPSEY, John FITZGERALD, James GILL, Thomas HARRIGAN, Patrick I. HARRIGAN, Lewis KISTLER, L. C. KISTLER, John F. KLECKNER, Alonzo KISTLER, S. LOOFBOROUGH, Wm. H. LAMBERT, Edgar S. LONG, Christian LONG, William H. MILLER, Francis T. McLOCHLIN, Daniel H. RUSH, Thomas M. REED, John SMITH, James SEARCH Est., Alexander STEWART, M. A. TEEGARDEN et al, James H. WALTERS.


(Union Township) Philip ANDERSON, Lewis J. BROWN, John BASHORE, John BOWE, Mary E. BARNEY, Isaac BROOKER, Jacob BOYER, Merriam SMITH CHASE, D. D. DYKEMAN, Newell GLEASON, Jacob GERSON, Jerusha LIGHT, John SKELTON, James SPEARS, Wm. STURGEON Est., Waldo W. WILLIAMS, James S. WRIGHT Est., James H. WALTERS, Elizabeth WRIGHT, David YELTON.


(Aubbeenaubbee Township) Jacob BRUCE, Jr., Louisa BRUGH, Hyman BUNN, Mary J. CULVER, Francis CAMPBELL, Amelia CROMLEY, Charles DODD, Aaron DEIMER, Albert V. DURR, Solomon FREESE, Newell GLEASON, James HAY, Jr., Michael HETZNER, David LIGHT, Moses P. MEREDITH, Job & H. S. MEREDITH, Samuel MOWRER, George MORGAN, Elizabeth PHELPS, Charles RITTER, Nancy RARRICK, Wm. S. SCHOFIELD, Enoch STURGEON Est., James SMITH, P. D. WIDEMAN, David YELTON, Lewis W. ZOOK, Frederick E. ZECHIEL.


(Liberty Township) Eli AUSMAN, Lucinda BRYAN, G. W. BLAKEMORE, Levi BUCK, Jesse L. BRYAN, Mark COOK, James C. DILL, Mary E. HECKERTHORN, S. E. & J. A. HOWLAND, Andrew HATTERY, Jas. Monroe KNIGHT, Theodore MARSHALL, Daniel J. POWNALL, Sylvanus POWNALL, John PENCE, Isaac REED, S. H. REED, George M. SMITH, John SUTPHEN, Joseph SUTPHEN, John STALNACKER, Levi SNELL, Peter SMITH, S. VANBLARICUM, Jr., Nelson WAYMIRE.


(Rochester Township) Hugh BOWMAN, Mary BARCUS, Henrietta BURSON, I. W. & Emma BROWN, Peter M. CONGER, Jennette CAMPBELL, John B. COLLINS, Andrew CUBBERLY Est., Sylvanus COLE, John CLAYTON, Wm. L. CARR, Mary M. CUMMINS, Emery DAGGETT, Jerome EDMINSTER, Owen S. EBI, Mary GERSON heirs, Mary JULIAN, Wm. KIRKENDALL, Henry KISINGER, Geo. W. LEAR Est., Wm. H. B. LAWRENCE, Eli LAWRENCE, Henry McMILLLEN, Luman SMITH Est., Emanuel SHERROW, Robt. M. SRADER, Rebecca SWISHER, Chas. H. SMITH, A. L. & J. B. SHAFFER, Wallace TRUE Est., Saml. W. TRACY, Elizabeth TRACY, TRAVELERS INS. CO., VanTRUMP & CALKINS, Barnett WATT, Sr., A. S. WARD, Chas. WALLIS, Hannah WALLACE, John YOUNT.


(Richland Township) Runion ARMSTRONG, Sarah M. BEEBER, Daniel CRIPLIVER, Andrew CORBET, James CALHOUN, Robert DIVELBISS, W. A. DAVIS, Solomon FLORY, Lewis GRAEBER, Sarah GRAEBER, Rebecca HOOVER, Joseph JACKSON, Reuben KENNEDY, J. M. KLINGER, Edward KINTZ, M. F. LEACH, John METZGER, James L. McCOY, Sardis B. NYE, Henry PETERS Est., John PERSCHBACHER, Eli ROGERS, Eliza ROGERS, James RAY, W. STURGEON Est., Dennis UHL, Joseph ZINK, Jr., Rebecca ZERBE.


(Henry Township) Catharine AULT, Levi BURCH, Milo BRIGHT, Chas. BROKAW, Constant BOWEN, Hepzibah BRIGHT, Augustus CASE, Wm. COPLEN, John HART, James HARTMAN, Cevilla HARSH, Sophrona LEACH, Solomon MELVIN, Sarah MOORE, F. M. MACK, W. C. MOORE, Catharine McCOY, Paul SCHINDLER, David SHAFER Est., Jesse SHAMP, Elizabeth STINSON, Jas. K. STINSON, Virgil SHAFER, Philip SHORT, Wm. WOOD Est., James WALLING.


(Newcastle Township) Nathan BYBEE, W. C. BARNETT, Asa COPLEN, Issrael DEBOLT Est., Jesse E. EMMONS, W. H. HAMLETT, C. M. & W. HILL, Melona KESSLER, Rosella KESSLER, Elizabeth KESSLER, W. H. LEACH, M. F. LEACH, Clariss MEREDITH, James S. MOW, Judy Ann McMANNUS, Elizabeth NORRIS, Eubebia PERKINS, George WEIDNER.


(Town of Rochester) Merritt T. COLE, John CLAYTON, E. B. CHINN, Elnora J. CALKINS, Mary J. DAWSON Est., Emma DAWSON, John A. EDWARDS, John FISHER, D. S. GOULD, Jacob GERSON, Christian HOOVER, Simon HARTMAN, Mary C. KIRKENDALL, Hiram A. LYON, Jacob LOY, George W. MYERS, Elizabeth MYERS, Mary C. MYERS, Amanda L. MACKEY, David R. MARTIN, Sarah R. NEFF, Jonathan ROSS, Susan REITER, Susan RANNELLS, Levi & Harvey ROSE, Melissa STURGEON Est., Enoch STURGEON Est., Ann D. SHRYOCK, STEPHENS & BOZARTH, Ira STEM, B. F. SHIELDS, Chas. H. SMITH, George W. STOCKTON, Herman TOBEN, Isabel E. WARREN et al, Margaret WILSON, TALLY & FLYNN, McDOUGLE & POWNALL, W. T. McDOUGLE, Charles TRUE, Margaret WILSON.


(Town of Akron) Asmah L. ANDERSON, Eldred BLAIN, John CUTSHALL, Virgil SHAFER, Elizabeth VALENTINE.


(Town of Kewanna) John FOGLESONG, George H. POTTS, John SEARS.


(Town of Bloomingsburg) James COPLEN.





Saturday, January 11, 1879




Fire wardens REES and HOUSE, swung around the circle Monday morning, looking after defective flues and ash buckets. They found everything in good condition, with but few exceptions.

Miss Kate AUWALT, of Inwood, is visiting her relatives in this place.

It has not yet been determined how the Mrs. MANN corner will be improved. The recent fire which swept away the old frame building leaves the lot in good shape to be built upon. It is well located and admirably adapted for a hotel site, an institution badly needed. We hope that some enterprising citizen will engage to put up a hotel there commensurate with the pressing needs and demands of the town.




Kewanna, Ind., Dec. 21st, 1873 . . . D. LOUGH, Jr., J. E. TROUTMAN, Miss MARTENY, A. H. HUDKINS, A. J. HURST, J. W. FONNER, W. M. GORSLINE . . . .




Mr. Israel GRAHAM, father of F. H. GRAHAM, of this place, was dangerously ill when last heard from.

In our last there was a mistake in the amount raised at the dedication of the BAPTIST CHURCH. It should have been one thousand dollars instead of two.

On yesterday, Mr. TRAVER of Wayne township lost his house and most of its contents by fire. Very few of his household goods were saved.

The new M.E. parsonage is about completed and Rev. G. J. VAUGHT is now occupying it. It is not grand, but will be much more comfortable than the old one.

L. C. MILLS came home with the mail a few days ago, very cold, but he did not need any fire to warm him, when he found that a little daughter was waiting to see him.

The new U.B. church in west Wayne township, will be dedicated 19th inst. . . .

H. PHILLIPS, TONER and CLELAND, now occupy their new dwellings so long in completion. . . .

The following are the persons elected officers of Kewanna Lodge, No. 546, F. & A. M.: J. C. PHILLIPS, Eli LEITER, G. H. HEIMBURGER, A. D. TONER, H. PHILLIPS, F. L. WAGNER, J. A. COOK, A. COOPER, J. Q. HOWELL and J. SHOWLEY. . . .




. . . Friday, went to McPherson, and Saturday went to Newton and Wichita. Passed by Moore RALSTIN’s farm and saw him at work, but was not in speaking distance. In Newton met with Sam RALSTIN, and just as I got off the train at Wichita, I met with J. W. HUFFMAN. I traveled from Beloit to Newton on the stage, staying in Wichita until Monday noon. While there met with Sam SPOTTS with whom I boarded while attending school in Des Moines last winter; also met G. A. VIRIS of Vinton, Iowa, one of my last year’s acquaintances . . . on his way to Chicago and thence to Australia. . . . Wednesday was admitted to the Bar of Sumner County District Court. . .- - signed S. C. DAVIDSON.




Mr. METZLER, proprietor of the north end brewery has secured a good lot of thick ice from lake Manitau.

The farm dwelling of John HEETER, in Henry township, was consumed by fire on Friday of last week. Origin -- defective flue. Insure for nearly its value.

Three COVERED WAGONS passed through this place Thursday, on their way “toward the setting sun.” The whole caravan, except the dogs, appeared to be disgusted with the frigid state of affairs.

Ed. F. CHINN and Charles K. PLANK have purchased a large stock of drugs in the thriving town of Alexandria, in Madison county. They will locate there and take charge of one of the finest drug stores in the State.

Miss Estella LYON and John PEARSON now play operatic duets in fine style on the piano and violin.

John NELLANS attended the Knight Templars’ banquet at Plymouth this week.

Misses Maggie MILLER and Luella LONG, of Rochester, visited friends here last week. -- Peru Republican.

Our east end reporter says that Sylvester NIXON got caught out in the late cold snap and came near freezing to death. He was discovered in a critical condition near the railroad track and taken to a house near by and cared for.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry KILLEN mourn the loss of an infant son. The babe was accidentally smothered in its bed on last Sabbath morning. In order to protect the child from the extreme cold, Mrs. Killen covered it with warm clothing, with the result stated above. The bereaved parents were horrified when they found their darling in the arms of death.

The muskrats on lower MANITOU are on the decrease. Their hides are coming to town.

Miss Mollie MERCER returned on Thursday evening from a two weeks visit among her friends at Ft. Wayne.

J. W. BEEBER is one of our best citizens, but unfortunately is at times seriously afflicted with epileptic fits. . . On Wednesday, while at his home, he was stricken down and fell upon the stove, burning him quite severely. . . has been in a critical condition, but hopes are entertained for his recovery.

The Spy notes the marriage of Herbert D. MASTELLER, of this county, and Mrs. Sallie HILLER, at the residence of the bride, in Star City, on Christmas eve. Each had previously enjoyed the bliss of matrimony and each doubtless longed to know that pleasure again. The bride, as Mrs. Hiller, for nearly four years has been a member of the Spy’s family.


(Sheriff’s Sale) John F. STEWART, Guardian of the minor heirs of Naomi STEWART, deceased vs Charles M. HILL, Louisa P. HILL, Wm. HILL and Anna HILL. . . By virtue of a certified  copy of a Decree to me directed from the Clerk’s office of the Marshall Circuit Court. . . I will expose at Public Sale . . . Saturday, February 1st, 1879. . . the undivided two-thirds (2/3) of [real estate described], situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.

(Sheriff’s Sale) John F. STEWART vs Charles M. HILL, Louisa P. HILL, Wm. HILL and Anna HILL. By virtue of a certified copy of a Decree to me directed from the Clerk’s office of the Marshall Circuit Court . . . I will expose at Public Sale .  . . Saturday, February 1st, 1879 . . . the undivided one-third (1/3) of [real estate described] situate in Fulton County . . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.





Saturday, January 18, 1879




Henry Township is one of the best of the eight in the county. It has a large German element all of whom are excellent farmers and good citizens. Among the more prominent of farmers we note, Geo. WAECHTER, a whole family of HUFFMANs, Joe DICKERHOOF, Philip RADER, Dan. DANIELS, Joseph WILHOIT, Melville ORR, Pleasant VICKERY, Chas. RICHTER, Alex. CURTIS and Wm. BRYANT, now a County Commissioner . . .




Mr. GRAHAM, of whom mention was made in our last, was buried last week.

MARRIED. - On Tuesday, Jan 7, 1879, by Rev. G. J. VAUGHT, Mr. Jacob FOX and Miss STONACER of Mooresburg.

-On Thursday, Jan 9, 1879, by Esq. F. H. GRAHAM, Mr. Wesley TROUTMAN and Miss BARSHIRE, of Aubbeenaubbee.[2]




F. L. WAGNER and lady returned last night from their visit to Ohio.

Mr. BENET, of Monticello, is visiting his brother and other friends in this place.

DIED. - Jan 10, Mr. Israel GRAHAM aged 75 years. He lived near Logansport, and was the father of our esteemed townsman, F. H. GRAHAM.




DIED. -The mention made last week of the death of a four months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry KILLEN, was incorrect so far as it related to its being smothered to death. The parents claim that it had been in poor health from its birth and that it died from natural causes.




Mrs. MATTINGLY is now acting as Deputy P.M.

Thos. J. CHAMBERLAIN, of Detroit, remained in this place last Sabbath, with his cousins.

Jas. A. HUGHSTON, Gen’l Freight Agent for the I. P. & C. Ry., spent last Sunday in this place.

Chas. RICHEY, the ex-restaurant man is preparing to go to the gold regions of the far west with an Indianapolis company.

J. E. CLARK, formerly of this place, engaged in the manufacture of staves and general cooperage material and who was twice so unfortunate as to have his valuable factory reduced to ashes, is now located at Lapaz, Marshall county, engaged in the same business where it is hoped he will have greater success and be free from the fire fiend.

DIED. - Rebecca Mahala JAMES GRAY, at her home in Rochester, Indiana, January 15th, 1879, aged 45 years and 27 days, from malignant ovarian tumor.

Rebecca Mahala JAMES, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth JAMES, was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, December 18th, 1833. About 1835, lwhen Rebecca was two years old, her parents removed to Fulton County, Indiana, becoming, as will be readily seen among the pioneers of this county. Here they raised and trained their family, and died. They entered the land situate about five miles northeast from Rochester, known by everybody as the JAMES FARM. September 11th, 1850, she was married to A. H. D. GRAY, who with five children (all that blessed the union) survive to mourn this first breach in the family circle. Having always lived an exemplary life, shortly after her marriage she was converted and baptized into Jordon Baptist Church by Rev. James M. MAXWELL, and has always maintained her Christian integrity. During her last days on earth her strength was so nearly consumed she could converse but little on any subject, but that little was expended in expressions of affectionate solicitude to enjoy the continued presence and ministry of her husband and children. She talked calmly of her approaching dissolution and trusted fully in the salvation given her through God’s mercy at her conversion.

The funeral services were held Friday 17th inst., at one o’clock, p.m., at the Baptist church, and was attended by a large concourse of friends, being conducted by Rev. A. B. CHARPIE, her Pastor.


MARRIED. -Dan. A. RANNELLS, the fellow who blows the bass drum in Emrick’s band, and Miss Jennie FINLEY were married on Wednesday.




The old firm of STRONG & BUSENBURG has given way to the new one of BUSENBURG & CO., the partners of which are P. BUSENBURG, John MILLER and Wm. NELSON. . .

DIED. - Death has made his appearance in our midst within the last few weeks and called to their long home several persons from this neighborhood. Among the first of his victims was a little Wallace [TIPTON], son of G. W. and Rebecca TIPTON, a bright little boy of near two years; two aged men, James THOMPSON and (----) BRADSHAW, soon followed, and only a day or so ago, a two year old son of David TEEL who lives just over the Kosciusko county line, was consigned to his cold and gloomy abode in the damp grave. . .[3]

Amos HUTCHINSON had a public sale on the 21st, and proposed to start with his family for Kansas some time next month, I believe. T. NELSON and family, and Columbus HORN and wife will accompany him. They will settle in the vicinity of Peabody.

Gilbert GROVE, Reuben BATZ, Jr., and Peter JEFFRIES recently returned from Colorado where they have been for the last year or two engaged in mining. One, or it may be all of them will go back again in the spring.

Thomas ALMACS, once a citizen of this county, but now on an extended visit to Ohio, was here a few days ago, but has returned and is now in all probability warming his shins around the fire under the paternal roof in the old Buckeye State.


Washington HORN, who lives in the BARKMAN neighborhood, recently sold his farm to Isaac MEREDITH, and we have been informed contemplates going to Kansas.


Miss Ada WILSON, of LaPorte, is visiting in this place as the guest of Miss Carrie SHRYOCK. Miss SMITH, of Kokomo, is the guest of Mrs. James GAINER. Mrs. RAY, nee Mollie GLICK, of Lafayette, is visiting at Samuel KELLY’s.


The ROCHESTER CIGAR FACTORY! The only place in the County where Cigars are manufactured, is the Best place in Northern Indiana to buy choice brands of Tobacco at bargains. The Famous “BEAUTY,” and “EAGLE” Cigars are made here, also the popular “HAND MADE.” These well known brands are for sale at nearly all Cigar stands in this locality. A full line of SMOKERS ARTICLES on hand. The celebrated “Ambrosia” and “Fountain” Fine Cut always in stock and sold at Wholesale and Retail. The “Hold Fast,” “Old Honesty” and other leading lbrands of PLUG TOBACCO for sale cheap. . . . Levi S. EMRICK, Factory and Store, 1st Door South of P.O.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Isaiah SLICK vs John BOWE and Ann BOWE.  . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Saturday, February 8th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton Conty . . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.


(Administrator’s Sale of Real Estate) . . . the undersigned administrator of the Estate of Andrew CUBERLEY deceased, will offer for sale at auction. . . Saturday 15th day of February, 1879 [real estate described] in Fulton County. . . Samuel RUSSELL, Administrator.


(Estray Notice) Taken up by James BORDEN, six miles west of Rochester, Ind., and reported to H. L. KOONS, a Justice of the Peace of Rochester Township, one roan Steer  . . . appraised at $12 by John FISHLEY and Andrew CROMER on the 10th day of January, 1879. H. L. KOONS, J.P.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Martin RARRICK and Elizabeth RARRICK vs Henry RARRICK . . . I will expose at public sale . . . Monday, February 10th, 1879 . . . [real estate described] by the terms of which leases the said Martin Rarrick and Elizabeth Rarrick are to have one-third (1/3) of the products upon all of said lands for the term of their natural lives . . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County. I. CONNER, Attorney for Plaintiff.


Saturday, January 25, 1879




January 18th, 1879 . . . met at Oliver school house . . . [names mentioned: Park TOWNSEND, Supt. MYERS, Mr. BARCUS, G. M. CONN, Mr. CHESNUT, Miss Mattie COONS, J. F. AULT]


Doctor Dan TERRY and daughter of Silver Lake visited S. S. TERRY and family of this place, last Sunday.


HEILBRUN & SON will soon occupy the HOLMAN room opposite the Public Square, as a dry goods store.

Ad. SIBERT will move his restaurant and billiard tables up stairs into the rooms formerly occupied by the Rochester Guards.

DIED. -Mrs. William WOOLLEY, an aged and much respected lady, who until quite recently has resided in this place, died at her old homestead on a farm four miles north of Chili, in Miami county, on last Wednesday night. She had many friends in this place who will regret to hear of her death.

-At his home, near Mud Creek, in this township, on Tuesday night, John NAFE, aged 73 years. He was one of the old pioneers of the county, and was universally esteemed a worthy citizen. Old age and general debility was the cause of his death. It is only about two weeks ago since his aged wife was called away to the spirit land.[4]




BIG FOOT wants a tri-weekly mail and ought to have it.

Sam THOMPSON and Ira ANDERSON both subscribers to the Sentinel are the happy fathers of bran new babies.

Jerry SMITH wants to sell out and go west. The family of Wm. BAKER, formerly of Rochester, recently returned from Kansas, and are not stopping with J. D. HEIGHWAY who is Mrs. Baker’s father.

Bartly BARKMAN and Miss Ella HORN were united in the bonds of matrimony one day last week.

Our physician, Dr. SHAFFER, has gone to Chicago to attend medical lectures. 

A  good SHOEMAKER would find a good place for business if he were to come here and open up a shop, as this is mostly a cash paying community. The place now boasts of a good country store, a blacksmith shop, a corn grinding machine and a portable sawmill.

DIED. -  Samuel RICHTER, an old citizen of Newcastle Township, died last Saturday. We are informed that lung fever was the cause.

-Also of same disease, on the evening of the 20th inst., little Pearl [TIPTON], infant daughter of Isaac and Josephine TIPTON. The sorrowing parents have the warmest sympathy of this generous neighborhood.




Dr. BARNES carries his arm in a sling from a fall upon the ice.

Mrs. Louis CUFFEL received severe injuries a few days since by being thrown from a sleigh.

Lincoln is to have a tile manufacture in the spring, CHAMP & CARVEY, proprietors, also a brick yard by HAWKINS & POWEL.

Dr. BOGGS lost his pocket book containing about $105. Charles KELLER a boy of about twelve years picked it up and promptly made it known, so that the Doctor was on nettles but a short time. . .


BIRTH. -Another young Democrat came to town Monday night. It’s a healthy boy, and boards with Abs. NELLANS.




H. D. HOWELL was on the sick list the first of the week, also Miss Belle BARNETT.

DIED. -Near Bruce’s Lake, on January 10th, a small child of Mr. Silas SMITH’s.

Mr. RENO has moved Dr. CLELAND’s old office up street, and occupies it with his shoe shop.

Mr. Abe HOOBER and James HORN of Wayne Township, propose ;taking in the west shortly.

J. E. HENDERSON is the boss fur buyer, he can tell a skunk from a muskrat hide just as easy.

We understand near $500 has been raised from Mr. TRAVER who lost his house and its contents by fire a short time ago.

MARRIED. -”Doubling up” market dull during the week, at this place, but Wayne Township reports one case. At the residence of the bride’s father, on Sunday last, Mr. John JONES and Miss Jane BISHOP.

Tally one for Kewanna, for we have but one saloon - Mr. KILLMER having sold his stock to Mr. TALBERT. The saloon business is not very profitable in this place, and it is possible we could get along without any.




O. K. GROVE, Esq., is visiting an invalid brother in Missouri.

Mr. S. GROVE continues to act in the capacity of mine host at the GROVE  HOUSE. His estimable lady affords a toothsome bill of fare for weary travelers and hungry boarders.

DIED. -Mr. Isaac HIEWAY [HEIGHWAY] died Wednesday morning of enteritis. He leaves a wife. He had the best of medical attendance, and had the Doctor’s advice and direction been strictly obeyed he might have survived.




Mrs. John EACOCK of Indianapolis is visiting Mrs. F. M. RULE.

Adam BODEY, a well-to-do citizen of St. Paris, Ohio, was in this place recently, as the guest of his son-in-law, William NEWCOMB, our County Clerk.

MARRIED. -At the Presbyterian parsonage, by the pastor Monday, Jan. 20th, Mr. Leonard BURTON was untied for life with Miss Catharine WORMAN, all of Fulton county.

Charley PLANK and Ed. F. CHINN, owners and proprietors of a large stock of drugs, will soon open a palace drug store in one of DAVIDSON’s rooms in the Commercial Block. They are now at Alexandria, this State, boxing their g oods to be shipped to this place.

Hudson STILES, the Republican gentleman who did not beat Del. WARD for Sheriff, is in town again attending to his patent spring bed - a desirable article for domestic circles.


Thomas MEREDITH, the faithful Democratic gentleman who resides near the east bank of Lake Manitau, will sell all of his personal property on Thursday, February the 6th. He will then in company with his father, remove to Newton, Kansas, and locate on a farm somewhere in that flourishing state.




MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the County Clerk


Clarence B. MASTELLER to Ruhama GRINDLE. Franklin ROUCH to [Sarah] TROUTMAN. Charles WAGONER to Ella FLORA. Creighton HIZEY to Augusta BECK. Martin E. RARRICK to Maybelle F. HAYS. George T. BROWN to Elizabeth KRAMER. Wm. J. BLACKBURN to Ida F. MARTIN. Wm. J. GREEN to Elizabeth LIPERT. Wm. B. DAY to Belle BAILEY. James F. HOFFLE to Martha SHRIVER. Martin FEIDNER to Elizabeth ZIMPLEMAN. Westley TROUTMAN to Emily BISHOP. Isaac N. DORAN to Sarah KING. Alfred B. ROUCH to Mary G. OLIVER. Daniel A. RANNELLS to Minnie FINLEY. Bartley M. BARKMAN to Ellen HORN. John JONES to Eliza J. BISHOP. Leonard BURTON to Catharine HORMAN. Francis K. KENDRICK to Clara RALSTON. Jesse U. CARTER to Eve L. HILFLICKER.




For some time it has been noised around among a few that one of the wealthy and esteemed citizens of this place would lead to the hymeneal altar one of the charming daughters of Eve, and accept and keep her as his own until “parted by death.” The consumation of this much talked of matrimonial affair occurred at what is known as the RALSTIN PLACE in Richland Township, on last Wednesday forenoon, when Francis K. KENDRICK was married to Miss Clara RALSTIN by Rev. N. L. LORD, in the presence of a few relatives of both of the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick started immediately on a tour through Ohio, where they will visit some of his relatives, then return to the Ralstin farm and remain there until spring. Mr. Kendrick is a man who has passed middle age, and as is well known, once enjoyed matrimonial felicity. He is highly respected as a gentleman of fine social and business qualities by all who enjoy his acquaintance. His bride is a young lady of fine disposition and many amiable qualities, and we predict will make a very estimable wife. . . .


Under the auspices of the young ladies’ CHRISTIAN QUILTING SOCIETY, the most enjoyable party of the season was successfully conducted at the WALLACE HOUSE last Monday night. The large dining hall was crowded with gay young dancers who kicked time to the enchanting strains of WILLIAMSON’s orchestra, until after midnight.

Among those who appeared in fine and noticeable constumes we observed, (after they unmasked) Miss Carrie SHRYOCK, Miss Estella LYON, Miss Ella WALLACE, Mrs. Sue BEARSS, of Peru, Miss Ada WILSON, of LaPorte, Mrs. RAY, of Lafayette, Miss Cynthia BROWN, Mrs. Minnie HUGHSTON, Miss Lida STRADLEY, Miss Minnie BRACKETT, Mrs. Dora RANNELLS, Miss Lulu ROBBINS,  Miss Anna KEITH, Mrs. May KOCHENDOFFER, Miss Nell KEELY, Miss Annie RICHTER, Mrs. Alice EMRICK, Mrs. Ella SHIELDS. . .


Charley HOLMAN returned from Chetopa, Kansas one day this week, to attend to business matters. His son, O. B. HOLMAN in Richland Township, will sell his personal property on the 4th day of next month, and return to Kansas with his father.


A well fixed farmer of this county, whose name we shall call John PRILL for short, has lately been engaged in filling a contract of hauling a lot of wood to this place for Samuel and Willis LINE. The latter parties claim that good Mr. Prill failed to deliver the amount of wood agreed upon, and through a slight misunderstanding they got into a windy confab near DAWSON’s corner, Thursday noon. Our friend Willis was not to be bulldosed. He felt that he was in the right, in fact he knew he was right, kso in an unguarded moment he forgot the rules and regulations of the Baptist church and let go all holds and emphatically informed John Prill that he was a “liar.” The crowd smiled and patiently waited to hear from the other township. As soon as Prill could brace up after falling out of the sleigh, he raised his whip and stumbled up against Willis, who stood as firm as the “rock of ages.” As they took hold of each other, Prill trembled lest Willis should slip and fall on him. They eyed each other closely for a few moments and talked the contract over again, then at the deliberate suggestion of Samuel, the father of Willis, they ended round number one without shedding any blood or “busting” a shirt button. During the melee, Samuel, the senior, stood by his son nobly, and “got in” a respectable amount of tongue lashing on Prill before he could get to him with his “black snake” to silence him. The wood gentleman from the out townships should be careful about bearding the LINES in their den.


AndrewMcDOWELL, a young man about 21 years of age met with a sudden and untimely death on last Tuesday afternoon, while cutting timber in the woods three miles east of this place.

Together with several other young men he was engaged in felling trees for spoke timber. One of his comrades reports that a large tree about to fall, caught a heavy limb from another tree and breaking it off so it descended square on the top of McDowell’s head killing him instantly. His remains were brought to Jake RANNELLS’ hotel where he had been boarding, and taken in charge of by his relatives who reside three miles north of Logansport. He was an honest industrious gentleman, and was highly spoken of by all of his associates. Another illustration of “in the midst of life we are in death.” Coroner KRATZER soon instructed Constable DOWNS to find a jury for the purpose of examining the body, and the following is the result of their investigation:

The undersigned persons empaneled this day to hold an inquest on the body of Andrew McDowell found dead in the Township of Rochester . . . true name . . . to-wit: Andrew McDowell, lthat at the time of his death he was about twenty-one years of age, that he was of light complexion, about six feet high, that at the time of his death he was dressed in light pants dark vest and dark kcalico shirt. That he had in his possession or on his person no valuables ... death by the falling of a limb of a tree striking the decedent on the head. . . this 21st day of January, 1879, D. M. RANNELLS, G. G. GLAZE, Wm. FINLEY, Lorenzo CULVER, Townsend G. IDEN, B. M. ELLIOTT, Thomas H. MERCER, George W. STOCKTON, D. C. FRAIN, Julius ROWLEY, Cyrus ANDERSON, J. R. SHOUP.


(Estray Notice) Taken up by Wm. H. HEFFLEY, two estray steers and appraised by John H. PYLE and Jacob MUTCHLER at twenty five dollars ... C. J. STRADLEY, Justice of the Peace.


(Notice of Administration) . . . B. F. MONTGOMERY appointed Administrator de bonis non of the Estate of Nathan BYBEE late of Fulton county, deceased. . .



(Notice of Administration) . . . David SHONK appointed Administrator of the Estate of Moses J. TROYER, late of Fulton county, deceased. . . HERMAN & ROWLEY, Attys.


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned Administrator of the Estate of Moses J. TROYER, deceased, will offer for sale at public outcry at the late residence of the deceased in Liberty township, Fulton county, Indiana, on Tuesday, February 1th, 1879, personal property. . . David SHONK, Administrator.



Saturday, February 1, 1879


AKRON and VICINITY by “A looker on in Venice”


A. GAST and H. VALENTINE are making plenty of fine boots for the “rural roosters” in this latitude. Both are said to be artists in their line.

The blacksmiths, DILLON and BLAINE are each running a separate pounding shop for the convenience of the public.

The Young Men’s Christian Association of this Township, occasionally congregate at the new spacious residence of W. KRIEGHBAUM. . .




... met at School No. 1, January 18th, 1879 . . . [names mentioned: Trustee, Mr. LOUGH, J. W. FONNET, Jos. SLICK, J. W. FENNER, A. H. HUDKINS, A. J. HURST, Miss Minnie COOPER, Mrs. HEIMBERGER, Mr. HAIMBAUGH, Mr. GORSLINE, Miss MARTENY, Mr. TROUTMAN]




A very remarkable wedding took place Thursday of this week on Pontiac street. The contracting parties were Gilbert JONES, a well-preserved species of the genus homo, aged ninety-one, and the bride, Mrs. Susanna BURGET, aged seventy six. Both are hale and hearty and bid fair for continued years of happiness in this relationship, which was not new to either party. The wedding was a quiet affair and was solemnized in their chosen home on the above street by Rev. A. M. WORK.


Under the supervision of Emanuel KRATZER, Fred FROMM will open a mammoth Agricultural Implement depot in his vacant buildings at the north end of town.  . .




It’s a boy and takes hash at Gid. TALBERT’s.

Wash. HUDKINS contemplates visiting Virginia soon.

ODAFFER & KENNEDY do a flourishing business in hoop poles.

Two of John HUTCHISON’s brothers are visiting him: one from Iowa and the other from Canada.

Mr. Robert BENNETT and lady, a newly married couple from Monticello, are visiting friends at this place.

Mr. E. S. STREET is preparing to build a residence on Main street east of the M.E. church, while Mr. Tom MOGLE will build a fine farm residence.

DIED. -One morning last week, James COSTELLO and wife of Wayne Township, awoke to find that the spirit of one of their twin infants had taken its flight to a better world.

-On January 22d, Miss Ella ROUCH, aged about sixteen. She was a daughter of Mr. Samuel ROUCH and the second of his family that has died in the past month. Also, on the same day, a child of George RUSH, aged three years. On January 24th, Mrs. NASH, mother-in-law of Albert TUCKER, aged 74 years.

Dr. CLELAND and A. D. TONER have exchanged property. Mr. Cleland receiving the new residence and lots and giving in exchange his property in the west part of town.

MARRIED. -On January 23d, by Esquire Francis H. GRAHAM, Jr., Mr. J. W. CARTER to Miss Eve L. HILFLICKER . . . Mr. Carter is our efficient P.M.; his bride a young lady of good qualities. . .




ROCHESTER now supports four drug stores and nine saloons.

Mrs. Dio HAUK of Logansport, is visiting her parents in this place.

Rev. A. B. CHARPIE will soon take up quarters at Bloomington for the purpose of studying theology.

Miss Nettie KRAMER, of LaPorte and Misses Flora and Minnie SCHNEEWIND, of Niles, are visiting the ALLMAN family, of this place.

William NEWCOMB has moved into his new home, the REX property at the south end of town. . .

Charley FERDUN, the Richland township counterfeiter who was tried at Indianapolis, convicted and sentenced to serve one year in the jail of this county, has just one short month yet to stay. He has the full confidence of the Sheriff and Deputy and they allow him the freedom of the court yard and to run errands to the Post Office, &c.

Somebody posted on the door of the deserted post office building, last Monday night, this notice in flaming characters: To the utter disgust of a large majority of the citizens of Rochester, Bill MATTINGLY has removed the post office out of town. It can be found next door to Murphy’s saloon, near the railroad depot.

The flour and feed firm of GOSS & HENDRICKS has dissolved partnership, Mr. Goss retiring to his farm. Hendricks will continue the business at the old stand opposite the Court House.

G. M. SARGENT is elegantly refitting his room opposite the Court House, formerly occupied by the Murphy saloon, and will early next week place therein a stock kof dry goods.

O. B. HOLMAN, a former justice of the peace in Richland township, has resigned the office. . .

Leroy ARMSTRONG, editor of the Burlington, (Kan) Independent is here visiting friends. He has not been enjoying good health in the Kansas climate, consequently will remain in this atmosphere until he feels “braced up.”

Charley WHITTENBERGER, son of Jacob WHITTENBERGER, of Akron, recently returned from Kansas, where he has been prospecting with a view to investing in land. He reports that state as an inviting place for all young men who would like to “grow up with the country.”

MARRIED. -Wm. SHORTRIDGE and  Miss Sarah E. MEREDITH, both of this township, were married last Sunday, by James THOMPSON, Esq. . . . at the residence of the officiating magistrate. The bride is a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas MEREDITH, who live just east of Lake Manitau.

At the masquerade ball to be given at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC, on St. Valentine’s day, no spectators will be admitted except upon the payment of 25 cents. Accommodations for those wishing to witness the ball will be furnished in the gallery and other places where full view of the dancers and their constumes may be had.

At the instance of Wm. VanVALKENBERG, of Tiosa, Luther MURPHY, Geo. HOSSLY, G. B. POMROY, G. W. PERSHBACHER and Albert ENDERS of the same place, were brought before ‘Squire WALLACE on last Tuesday, to answer to a charge of obstructing Walnut street in the aforesaid town, with saw logs. His Hon. listened to the hard swearing, and concluded that the blockaders ought to pay 50 cts. each and the costs of the suit. Hossly plead guilty and paid his amount, while the other four gave bonds to have the log case rolled into the Circuit Court. Mr. VanValkenburg dislikes very much to have the highway in front of his place of business obstructed with logs, and proposes to prosecute all who are daring enough to infringe upon his rights. Deputy Prosecutor HERMAN appeared for the injured parties, while K. G. SHRYOCK expounded the law in behalf of the log combination. Tiosa is a live town, full of lively citizens, saw logs, lumber and a few stumps.

A new street crossing connects the WALLACE HOUSE and the ACADEMY OF MUSIC.

On Tuesday of this week the County Commissioners awarded the contract for making excavations and doing the masonry work for the new iron bridge to be built across the Tippecanoe River, at PLANTZ’S FORD, to Wm. REX. . . .

Ranz SHIREMAN languisheth in jail because of a midnight ramble one dark night last week in which he came in too close contact with William BLACKETER’s smoke house, containing hams, flour and other toothsome and wholesome articles. His trial will take place at the coming term of the Circuit Court.

Among the divorce cases to be tried at the coming term of the Circuit Court is that of Jennie PETERS vs Howard PETERS. Jennie and Howard were married only a few months ago, and it is said they made an anti-nuptial contract in which it was stipulated that Jennie was to furnish the bread, meat, potatoes and all the solids for sustaining the family, while Howard was to skirmish around and provide the necessary amount of water required for family use. Because “Nibs” has failed in his part of the contract, she invokes the strong arm of the law to separate her from her first and only love and the man she solemnly vowed to honor, protect and obey. The Court should examine well the case before granting her request. Poor “Nibs” is not responsible for any violation of the contract. The winter has been very severe and cold. Jennie could very easily provide all that was necessary to eat, but how could “Nibs” procure the water when half the pumps in town were frozen fast.?

All cities, towns and villages of any importance, except Rochester, are well supplied with machines for extinguishing fires. The fire engine question has been a subject for consideration ever since the burning of the HOLMES building . . .

The Sentinel is firmly of the opinion that any kind of steam FIRE APPARATUS would soon prove to be an expensive plaything. . . Hand engines are yet doing good work in many large towns. They are cheap, convenient and practical, and answer all purposes in a place with no more demands for fire extinguishers than Rochester. . .

If MATTINGLY had any disposition to accomodate the public, why did he not remove the post office to the VANDUSER building? Its location one door south of the Star store would have been acceptable to everybody. The room is vacant and could be had at a reasonable rent. There is no excuse for its removal to the depot.


BIG FOOT BUNIONS by SCRIBO, January 28, 1879


Most all the protracted meetings have closed, but a deep and earnest religious feeling still exists, notably so in the vicinity of the YELLOW CREEK church.

Mrs. STRONG has bought thirty acres out of the THOMPSON farm, which now gives her a good home in one of the best communities in the county.

DIED. - Joseph R. SEVERNS and sister, Sally COPLEN, left for Ohio last Sunday evening, whither they were called by the expected death of their aged father.


(Estray Notice) Taken up by Jonas BIDDINGER, in Richland Township, a red heifer . . . appraised at twelve dollars. O. B. HOLMAN, J.P.


STEAM BOILERS REPAIRED. The undersigned announces to those who have steam boilers to repair, that they are prepared to do any work in that line. . . such as riveting, inserting new heads, patching and splicing flues, &c. Our shop is near the depot . . . WILLIS GLAZE & SON.


Saturday, February 8, 1879




Mr. John MYERS and Mr. ODAFFER have traded property.

Morris FITZGERALD had his leg broken by a horse falling on him, Tuesday last. Dr. CLELAND was called in and dressed his wounds.

DIED. -Alonzo CRUM, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Mexico, Miami county, on 2d ult. His remains were brought here for interment.

On Friday, January 31st, Mr. I. ZUCK started for Lincoln, Neb. in a two horse wagon. Rather a big undertaking for this time of year.

DIED. -January 30th, an aged man by the name of [Valentine] CULP, living about six miles northwest of this place.[5]

-Also, on Wednesday 5th ult., Mr. James GILL, of Wayne Township.

Jacob SHAFFER, one of the pioneers of this county, who is 76 years old, hauled during the sleighing this winter, 29 loads of wood and three saw logs. Pretty good for one of his age.

Mr. and Mrs. SNYDER, of Ft. Wayne are visiting at Jerry SPARKS. Rev. G. J. VAUGHT is holding a series of meetings at Mooresburg. H. P. BENNETT and wife of Monticello are visiting friends in this place.

James COSTER of this township is quite ill.

MARRIED. -On Thursday, Jan 30th, at the M.E. parsonage, by Rev. G. J. VOUGHT, Mr. Geo. HILFLICKER to Miss Alice GORSELINE. Mr. Hilflicker is an industrious young man and a jolly good fellow - his bride a young lady esteemed by all who know her.

-On the same day, by Esq. GRAHAM, Mr. John HOUT [HOTT] to Miss Orvilla GASBESON  [Arvilla GARBERSON]. . .

DIED. -A frightful boiler explosion occurred Jan’y 30th, five miles south of this place on the farm of Mr. BROWER where the WHELANDS had set their machine to thrash colver seed. Before they had commenced work, the boiler, an old one, blew up with terrible force, sending large pirces of casting in all directions, one of which struck young Mr. WHELAND, inflicting injuries which caused  his death on Saturday. Although a number of men were present, he was the only one injured, though others had some very narrow escapes. The engine trucks were bhrown to a height of 100 feet and fell near one man . . .




Uncle Reuben BATZ has suffered a great deal this winter with rheumatism.

Jack HAIMBAUGH has moved on the place he bought of Mr. HUTCHINSON.

Henry BARKMAN has been employed by the marcantile firm to drive the huckster wagon for it during the coming summer.

Isaac TIPTON, the blacksmith, has been doing a lively business in his shop during the last week.

Oscar GROVE who has been living on his father’s farm for some years, will soon move back on his own, not far from Center school house.




Rees EMERY acted as grand jury bailiff, while Shannon MACKEY hunted up the witnesses.

Uncle Peter MEREDITH will accompany his son Thomas [MEREDITH] and family to Kansas. They start one week from Monday.

Ches. CHAMBERLAIN, A. BAKER and several other fellows about town have about concluded to start for the silver mines in Colorado, next week.

Every store room in the COMMERCIAL BLOCK is now occupied. DAVIDSON’s rooms contain a dry goods establishment, drug store and grocery.

Mr. F. K. KENDRICK and bride, have returned from a pleasant tour through Ohio, and are now spending their honeymoon at Mrs. Kendrick’s old home near Tiosa.

Messrs. WEASNER & BATCHELOR have formed a co-partnership in the meat business and are ready to accomodate the public at their shop opposite the old post office.

Henry HOOVER is yet afflicted with neuralgia of the stomach.

William NEWCOMB is confined to his bed with severe bronchial troubles.

Miss Flora RILEY a pretty and accomplished belle of Rochester, who has been spending several days in our city as the guest of Miss Belle TALBOT, has deserted us for a short visit at Wabash. . . Peru Sentinel.

Mrs. Frank SHIELDS has been visiting her sister at Greencastle for the past two weeks.

F. J. ADAMS will soon move his candy factory into a room in the Centennial Block.

Philander RALSTIN’s wife, she who once was Rosa CULVER, recently obtained a divorce from the aforesaid Philander.

Ranson SHIREMAN, the meal purloiner, and ham thief, was found guilty of pettit larceny yesterday and sentenced to the Northern Prison for one year.

Fred HICKS traded an interest in his barber shop in this place for an interest in a tonsorial place in Peru, and will hereafter divide his time between the two places.

(Local and Miscellaneous, contd)

Dr. M. M. REX having sold his palatial residence on south Madison street to Wm. NEWCOMB, County Clerk, is now getting the material on the ground for the building of a residence at the extreme south end of Main street.

DIED. -A four year old boy of Chas. BAKER, a short distance northeast from town, died on Wednesday evening from the effect of a grain of coffee lodging in his windpipe a week previous. During the burial of the child the mother gave birth to a bouncing boy which partially filled the aching void in her heart for her lost son.

-The Sentinel neglected to mention the fact at the proper time, that Mrs. Rebecca BIDDLE, a highly respected old lady, living three miles east of Rochester, on the Akron road, died Jan. 28th, 1879. Her husband and family, most of whom have crossed the dark stream in advance of her, came to this county forty odd years ago, at which time it was a howling wilderness.

-Rebecca KILLEN, aged 56 years, died very suddenly at her residence on Pearl street, on Tuesday evening of this week. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, but for several years previous to her removal to this place two years ago, had been a resident of Noblesville, Hamilton county, Ind. At the time specified her sons came here, from that point and engaged in the grocery trade, she coming with them. During her short residence in Rochester, she was highly esteemed and appreciated by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was a pleasant and agreeable old lady and made friends of all with whom she came in contact. Her illness was of short duration - only two days - and at no time was she considered dangerously ill, but an old malady, heart disease, did its work when least expected. The surviving family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. Her remains wer conveyed to Noblesville, on Thursday, and deposited by the side of her husband who departed this life eight years ago.

For the accomodation of the Germans in Rochester, there will be preaching in the German language on Saturday evening, February 15th, in the Evangelical church. The worship on Sunday and Sunday evening will be conducted by Bishop DUBS, in the English language. -D. J. PONTIUS, Pastor.


(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, situated 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 . . . THOMAS CLARK, Applicant.


Saturday, February 15, 1879


DIED. -Wm. MARTIN, an old citizen of this county, died at his residence in the western portion of this township on Tuesday. The deceased was a brother of James MARTIN, ex-County Commissioner. The Martin family is one of the first settling in this county. Robert MARTIN, another brother, was the first Sheriff of this county and received his appointment at the organization of the county, from Gov. Noah NOBLE. The original document making him Sheriff, signed by Gov. Noble is now in this office. It bears the Governor’s signature, seal of the State, and is dated March 1st, 1836. It is also attested by Wm. SHEETS, who was at that time Secretary of State. Robert has been dead for several years. The recently deceased brother was well advanced in years and respected by all who know him.




Any person desiring to rent a good farm can be accomodated by calling on Mrs. E. E. BROWN, on south Jefferson street.

Con. WELCH is one of the active partners in the GOSS-HENDRICKS flour and feed store opposite the public square.

Mrs. Lina DAVENPORT, of Ohio, is visiting her mother, Mrs. SHIELDS, and other relatives and friends in this place.

Jos. NEVOTTI, the noted cornet player, will soon return to Peru for the purpose of spending the summer among the hoosiers.

Mrs. A. M. WORK and her sister who has been visiting her for several weeks, were summoned to Crawfordsville, Ind., yesterday to be in attendance at the bedside of their dying father.

The GOOD TEMPLARS are about removing from their hall over Milt. REES’ furniture store to the room in the Centennial Block formerly occupied by the ROCHESTER LIGHT GUARDS. The Lodge appears to be in a prosperous condition. . . . There is a first-class saloon just beneath the hall which will furnish a subject for discussion indefinitely.




Jacob FUNK, of Indianapolis, is visiting his mother and friends of this place.

Mr. John KILLMER has sold his stock of groceries, boots and shoes, to Mr. I. CANNON, Jr., who takes immediate possession.

MARRIED. - By Rev. F. S. HERSHEY, Feb. 6th, Mr. John MOORE to Miss Catharine E. GELBAUGH. May they never be less, but ever bo Moore.

Marshall PHILLIPS will dispose of his personal property at public sale, on the 20th inst. He anticipates moving to Marshtown to engage in the mercantile business.

Miss Lula TONER gave a birthday party Monday evening. A number of invited guests were present and enjoyed themselves hugely. Miss Toner is a young lady of many good qualities and enjoys the confidence of a host of friends.

DIED. -Feb. 9th., Mr. James CARTER, of this township. The funeral took place on Tuesday. He was an Odd Fellow and the Lodge of this place buried him with appropriate ceremonies. He was advanced in years being about 76.

-Feb. 11th., Mr. MARTIN,  living east of this place about six miles. He also was an aged man and had been sick for some time ‘ere death relieved him of his sufferings.

-Feb. 11th., Rosa CATON, of Wayne township, age about 14. Rosa was a bright and intelligent little girl loved by all of her associates.




The teachers of NEWCASTLE TOWNSHIP have petitioned the Trustees for janitor fees.

James DAVENPORT has sold his farm to Mr. BARKMAN. Possession given March 1st.

M. V. COPLEN has purchased the farm that formerly belonged to Isaac HIAWAY [HEIGHWAY]. Price $2,500.

Mr. Jno. FISH has sold his stock of goods to G. W. DORIMIER. Mr. Fish will become a granger.

The Blind HOOVER BROS. gave a concert at Bloomingsburg school house last week.They gave good satisfaction.

Esq. GROVES has not yet returned from Missouri. His brother whom he went to see, is dead. He died before his arrival.




Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER is sick with congestion of the lungs.

DIED. -In this place, on Monday 10th inst., youngest son of Geo. W. and Ruth T. REED, aged 4 years.

Cal VanTRUMP and Jos. BIBLER have branched off into the cattle trade, and abandoned the hog market for a time.

Some time in the year 1841, Wm. CARTER wore his first suit of clothes made by a tailor. Col. SHRYOCK cut the suit, and Mr. Carter paid him for his services by husking corn for his father. So says Mr. Carter, and his word is better than his ice.

The report that Fred HICKS the barber had disposed of his shop in this place is incorrect. He still owns a shaving establishment in this place and another tonsorial shop in Peru. . . .

Ed. BIBLER is ccomodating the people about town with good dry wood at $1.35 a load.

William NEWCOMB and Charley HOLMAN are yet under the care of physicians, and both seem to improve slowly.

Frank SHRYOCK was at home with his family last Sabbath. He is one of the Republican guards under a Democratic administration, and is patiently waiting for the clearing out orders from the new Prison Directors. Frank is a faithful watchman and should be retained.

Chas. RICHEY will start for Leadville, Colorado, sometime next week.

The Sheriff escorted Rantz SHIREMAN to the Michigan City Prison one day this week.

Some of the HITCHING POSTS posts around the public square should be removed and new ones substituted.

HOUSE & ELLIOTT, real estate agents are driving good trades in land. Office in Citizens Block.

George BURNS is conducting an auction sale of a portion of the HOLZMAN stock at the old post office building.

Young SHOEMAKER, of the sewing machine notoriety, is running a notion establishment in the front part of the new post office room.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Scott HERSHEY, on Thursday Feb. 6th., John MOORE and Miss Lizzie GELBAUGH.

Several cases of account against Geo. HOLZMAN, went through the Circuit Court this week, and judgment was rendered in all of them.

Mr. F. J. ADAMS has removed his stock of confectioneries from the north end of town to the DAWSON & COOPER room in the Centennial Block.

A. BAKER, Ches. CHAMBERLAIN and William TRIBBETT will start for Colorado next Monday to grow up with the silver mines. . .

Mr. FITZGERALD, an elderly gentleman who resides near the Catholic church in Wayne township, had the misfortune to have one of his legs badly injured by a colt falling on it the other day. His physician informs us that he is improving as well as could be expected.

Our German friend, Hank HOOVER, who has been severely ill for a long time with consumption is yet quite ill and doubts are entertained of his recovery. He lies in the second story of the Cornelius building, and was attended on Wednesday evening of this week by Chris. CAMERER, who, coming out into the hall in the dark, fell down the long flight of stairs leading to the street and sustained injuries which will lay him up for some time.


DIED.-Maria McCARTER, wife of James McCARTER, was born in Clearmont county, Ohio, August 26, 1815, and died near Green Oak, in Fulton county, Ind., Jan’y 31st, 1879, aged 63 years 5 months and 5 days. Her father, Mr. ---- BORING moved to this State and settled in Rush county, when she was but nine years old. She and James McCarter were united in marriage, Jan’y 16, 1834. The fruits of this union were ten children, all of whom, together with the Husband, survive her. They came to this county about 30 years ago, and were among the first settlers of the neighborhood of Green Oak. She united with the Christian Church before her marriage, led a consistent Christian life and died in the full triumphs of faith.

The funeral took place at Green Oak M.E. church, Sabbath, February 2d, 1878, in the presence of a large concourse of people. The funeral services were conducted by J. K. WATTS. The deceased died of lung fever. A true mother and a true wife is pure without being prudish. Her virtue was not the result of training but the direct gift of God. . . . . Mrs. Eliza A. McCARTER.




Sickness is beginning to prevail. Throat and lung sickness are the rage.

Esquire LEEDY is lying dangerously ill.

DIED. -A little child of J. COVER’s died on Saturday last.

The GRANGERS have bought the hall formerly occupied by the I.O.O.F.

Rumor sayeth that the CHRISTIAN CHURCH at this point has been about broken up, in consequence of the late B. & T. affair. . . . Our little BEECHER and TILTON scandal has succumbed to one of more gigantic proportions - one in which truth, falsehood and scandal all lie in one conglomerated mass. . .


FARM FOR SALE. I will sell my farm, 2 miles west of Rochester; 213 acres; 80 acres under plow; all well fenced and the best soil - for $20 per acre. . . . E. CALKINS.


(Administrator’s Sale) . . . the undersigned will sell at Public Auction upon the premises on Wednesday the 12th day of March, 1879 [real estate described] . . . William J. HILL, Administrator.


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the estate of Ambrose MEREDITH, late of Fulton county, deceased, will offer at Public Auction at the late residence of the decedent about two miles northeast of Leiters Ford, in Aubbeenaubbee township, on Tuesday, March 11, 1879 [personal property] . . . Simon BRUGH, Administrator.


Saturday, February 22, 1879


Last Sunday, services in most of the churches were suspended for the purpose of allowing all who felt inclined to do so, to attend the new EVANGELICAL Association church. . .




Mother LINE, a quite corpulant lady living on South Main street had the misfortune to fall and break her leg below the knee one day this week.

Geo. W. NORRIS, the old reliable brick maker of this county, has been seriously sick for several weeks, but preparations for extensive brick making in the spring have been made. A full force will be at work as early as the weather will permit.

A congregation of United Brethren are preparing to build a fine brick CHURCH on the Akron road, near the RANNELLS farm, early in the spring. That locality is now provided with a good brick school house and with the addition of a church, the moral and religious training of that community ought to be exceptionably good.


MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the County Clerk


Adam MILLER to Harriet ARTER; Thos. LEASE to Sarah TORRENCE; Nathan MAGGART to Sarah ZIMMERMAN; John HOTT to Arvilla GARBERSON; John RUPPERT to Lucy PONTIUS; William MERHLING to Mary MOSSMAN; Geo. LUCAS to Sophia CARTER; John MOORE to Catharine GILBAUGH; Wm. RARRICK to Lydia BEEHLER; David K. VICKERY to Louisa HARTER.


V. ZIMMERMAN has conceived a new idea of business and is preparing to engage in an enterprise entirely new to him. Since the sale of his boot and shoe establishment he has been casting about for some new branch of trade to engage in, and has finally concluded that he will make a good undertaker and dealer in furniture. Accordingly he went to Cincinnati last week and purchased a $1,200 hearse and a full stock of undertaking goods which will be received early next week and put on exhibition for sale at his old boot and shoe room in the north end of town. It is an entirely new venture for Mr.  Z. but with his business capacity and untiring energy, he will leave nothing undone to make it a success.



A query. What became of John KESLER’s cider that he had prepared for vinegar?

Lige NEFF, our village blacksmith has three new buggies and one wagon to build this spring.

Rev. HOAG is making quite an effort to raise money by subscription to pay off the church debt at this place.

The spelling match at this place on Wednesday eve was a grand affair. Absalom NELLANS proved to be the champion.

DIED. -W. H. BAUGHER and companion was made to mourn the loss of their little son George [BAUGHER], on the 13th of this month. Funeral services conducted by Rev. O. MEREDITH, at the Christian church.

J. M. FISH and G. W. DORMYER have exchanged residences. Fish now holds the position of farmer, while Dormyer stands between the counter and deals out dry goods and groceries to his many customers.

Edie HAGANS, while on his way to the barn to scare some of the boys with revolver in hand, changed the programe by sending the ball through his own hand. Why are such small boys allowed to handle such deadly instruments.


Jerome EDMINISTER has disposed of his stock of saloon fixtures to Tom CLARK, the livery man.




D. R. MARTIN is on the sick list, and has been confined to his bed for several days.

E. R. SHOEMAKER in the post office building is selling EMRICK’s best brands of cigars.

Messrs WILLIAMSON and PEARSON furnished music for a private dance that was given at the Central House, Tuesday night.

The HOLMAN room opposite the Court House is finished for a dry goods store and will be occupied as such by the HEILBRUNS.

Last Monday a number of citizens of this county started for Silver Cliff, Colorado, for the purpose of prospecting in the mining regions. This is the first Colorado installment from Fulton county, and it is a good one. Here it is: Recorder Ches. CHAMBERLAIN, William TRIBBETT, Ad. SIBERT and Tom BELL. . .

William NEWCOMB has improved so he is now able to sit up. He has had a hard tussel with lung fever.

Miss Carrie SHRYOCK has gone to Peru to remain a few weeks for the purpose of taking vocal music lessons.

Charley HOLMAN is recovering from a severe attack of lung fever and will soon be able to start for his new home in Kansas.

Frank HECTOR returned from Cincinnati last Saturday, where he has been improving his time attending a Medical College. Frank will soon be a stalwart M.D., and promises to be a successful competitor to any undertakers establishment.

Thomas MEREDITH and his family, accompanied by his father, started for Newton, Kan., last Monday. We regret to have Tommy leave this county where he has lived so long and enjoyed the friendship of so many people. His object in going west is to engage in extensive farming and we hope he may be successful beyond his expectations.

William KINDIG, one of the most extensive farmers of Liberty township called this week and renewed his subscription to this paper and the Indianapolis Sentinel.

D. R. BEARSS, of Peru, was in town this week visiting his friend Co. SHRYOCK.

The I. P. & C. is transporting a large amount of pine lumber southward every day.

Miss Lulu ROBBINS, of Rochester, is in the city the guest of her uncle Vint. O’DONALD. - Peru Sentinel.

Rev. J. K. WALTZ, pastor of the M.E. church at Lincoln, Miami county, has been holding a series of meetings in that town and a number of persons have united with the church.

Miss Mary MERCER, organist and leader of the choir in the M.E. church has been so hoarse that she could not sing for over a week, but will be able for duty by tomorrow.

The case of George THOMPSON vs O. H. BLACK, on account, was tried before ‘Squire WALLACE, Wednesday, and judgment rendered for the plaintiff. Julius ROWLEY talked for the plaintiff, while MYERS and TERRY blowed for the defendant.

DIED. -The call for Mrs. A. M. WORK to visit her father, Thomas ELMORE, at Crawfordsville, came too late for her to reach him before his death, lwhich occurred on Friday of last week. Rev. WORK attended his funeral and returned home on Wednesday. His wife will remain with her bereaved mother for a short time.

-Two funerals were held in the M.E. church this week, one of Johnathan CLAY, who was buried Monday, the other of Leonard BURTON, on Tuesday. The former was a well and favorably known citizen of this county, and leaves many friends to mourn his death, the latter although born in this county, was not very largely acquainted, not having had a permanent home. Both were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Arvada NICHOLS METCALF, wife of A. T. METCALF, former editor of this paper, died at Plymouth, on Tuesday.




John LEITER has commenced to get his experience in the livery business.

F. A. GRAHAM and wife are visiting at Cincinnati and Indianapolis this week.

Considerable corn is being hauled to this place and sold to the TONER BROS.

RIMES & KELLY have dissolved partnership. Rimes will continue the business at the old stand, and Kelly will loaf if he can’t find anything else to do.

TEMPERANCE meeting at the Christian church, Monday evening. Kewanna is one of the towns that continues to hold Murphy meetings regular. Don’t fail to come out.

Drs. ROGERS and HOWELL have formed a partnership for the practice of medicine.

DIED. -Feb. 15th, Mr. Daniel DERR, aged about 50 years. Mr. Derr was one of the old citizens of this township. Also on Feb. 19, a son of Mrs. Thomas GRAFFIS, aged 12 years.

Efforts are being made to organize a MILITARY COMPANY at this place. Go in boys, for we know that in case you should be called into the field, you would cover yourselves with glory, and the first engagement you would get into, you would rush to the - rear to guard the provision wagon.

The Band Festival was a success. . . Probably the most interesting part of the festival was the voting for the prettiest young lady present. Miss Anna HOOPER came out first best . . . The ROCHESTER BAND is deserving of much praise for the harmonious strains of most excellent music dispensed during the evening.






Eli ROGERS contemplates building a new house next summer, for which he has nearly all the framing timber out and piled up ready for the carpenter. Charley RUSH is to do the carpenter work.

KANSAS FEVER is raging very high through this neighborhood, and a large amount of real estate offered very cheap in order to get started.

There is a considerable SICKNESS through this neighborhood, mostly lung affection. .

SAND HILL can boast of having the best school this winter, that has been taught here for a number of years. . .


ANNOUNCEMENT. Mrs. COFFIN wishes to announce to the ladies of Rochester and vicinity that on or about the 20th of March she will open for sale at “The Bazar,” an entire new and select stock of millinery. She has engaged the services of a FIRST-CLASS TRIMMER from the East. Don’t forget the place, in the north room of the Danziger block.


Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, March 1, 1879




Akron, Ind., Feb. 15, 1879 . . . [names mentioned: Supt. MYERS, Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, R. P. TRUE, Maggie DAVIS, A. T. HOOVER, T. P. FARRY.]


B. D. CRAWFORD has appointed E. R. HERMAN as deputy Prosecutor. . .




In a private conversation with one of the railroad men who visited this place Tuesday, we were informed that the proposed narrow gauge will positively be built as soon as the company can make the necessary arrangements. The gentleman also said that the road would be constructed wherever the most aid was rendered. We hand this to our readers for reflection.


RAILROAD MEETING. Prospects of the Narrow Gauge


. . . Within the past few months a new interest has sprung up in the matter and just now the railroad excitement is at fever heat. A strong company has been organized which promises to give us the road if the people are ready to give the proper aid. . . the chief officers of the Ohio and Indiana divisions visited this place on Tuesday last, and held an informal meeting at the law office of ESSICK & HOLMAN. There were present representatives from Huntington, Manchester, Laketon, Knox, and several interested railroad men of this county. . . Mr. LOW, the President of the Ohio division. . . stated that the company. . . were willing and anxious to build the road through the county if the people along the line would furnish the right of way and $3,000 per mile for each mile built in the county. . .

At the meeting held on Tuesday, committees were appointed to circulate petitions, praying the County Commissioners to call a special election in four townships for the purpose of allowing the people to express themselves upon the proposition of 2 per cent tax. . .


DIED. -George REAM one of the old pioneers of this county, died at his home a few miles southwest of this place, on last Saturday morning, of lung fever. He was a well-to-do farmer and highly respected by all who enjoyed his acquaintance.

Judge PETTIT decided adversely to the GRAHAM heirs in the WALLACE will case. The will was set aside.

Dr. DANZIGER, formerly the oldest druggist of this place, but now a private citizen of Peru, was in town yesterday among his numerous friends.




Miss Jessie SPARKS visited friends in Argos this week.

A JEWELER’s shop has been opened in the corner drug store.

DIED. -On February 25th, a small child of the widow CARTER’s.

Mr. NUTT contemplates erecting a paint shop as soon as the westher will permit.

Mr. Geo. WAGNOR is building a fine hearse which he expects to have finished in a few weeks.

Miss Minnie COOPER closed a very successful term of school at College Corner, on last Saturday.

RIMES & KELLY have resumed partnership again. . .

Dr. HOWELL was called the first of this week to Windfall, Tipton county, to see his brother, who is very sick with but small hopes of his recover.

Mr. Daniel HUDKINS, who has been nearly blind for the past six months, is at Indianapolis undergoing a treatment for cataract, with a fair prospect of recovering his sight.

The financial business of this P.O. has so far increased, we understand the P.M. will make an application to have it made a money order office. . . While he is applying, why not try to secure a daily mail from Rochester?




B. F. MONTGOMERY is very low with lung fever.

Moses NELLANS is suffering with erysipelas in the foot.

Cyrus BYBEE has purchased the farm owned by William H. HAMLET.

G. W. DORMYER is engaged in the boot and shoe manufacturing business.

MARRIED. -By O. K. GROVES, Esq., last Sunday evening at his office, Mr. William H. ALLEN, of Warsaw, to Miss Mary KALMBAUGHER, of this place.




Three nights of amusement at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC next week, commencing on Monday evening.

John P. MYERS, one of the best mail agents in the postal service, is at home attending to legal business.

MARRIED. -At the residence of Mr. Henry MEELING, of Richland township, February 20th, 1879, by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS, Mr. W. H. RARRICK and Miss Lydia BEEHLER, both of this county.

Another new jeweler is located at Kirtland’s book store. His name is Henry P. TURNER, and he hails from Bloomington, this State. He comes well recommended, and is said to be a musician of no mean merit. . .

The partnership heretofore existing between RANNELLS & PLANK in the book store business, has been dissolved. Mr. PLANK goes out to attend to his interest in the north end drug store, while Curg RANNELLS remains as sole proprietor of the book store.

Last week while removing a milk house from one point to another, on the place of Wm. HOLDER, that gentleman and I. COPLEN each received pretty severe injuries. . . let it fall with crushing weight upon the hand of Mr. Coplen, mangling the member quite severely. Their next effort at raising it was more successful, so much force being used that it was thrown over upon its side and upon the person of Mr. Holder whose leg was broken, and internal injuries sustained from which it will take him a long time to recover.

Rev. A. B. CHARPIE has resigned the Pastorate of the Baptist Church, to take effect May 1st, and accepted a call to the Bloomington church. He will remain here until the above date.

DIED. -A. M. KLOCKNER, of Aubbeenaubbee township, has had a severe affliction in his family. All have been down sick and death took from his his estimable companion, which causes great sorrowing in his household.

-George REAM was born in Schuylkill county, Pa., March 6th., 1813, and died near Rochester, February 21st, 1879, aged 65 years 4 months and 13 days. He emigrated from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1834, and 6 years later to Fulton county, Ind. Mr. Ream was well known as a good citizen - his honesty, moral walk, and Christian piety shone through his whole life and character. He was a faithful and zealous member of the Evangelical church, in which he filled the offices of Class-leader and Steward, with efficiency upwards of 25 years. He leaves a companion and five children - three children having preceded him to the spirit land.   -D. J. PONTIUS.

Miss Anna KEITH, Miss Lida STRADLEY, Robert KEITH, Robert WALLACE, Lyman BRACKETT, Charles PLANK, and one or two other Rochesterites went to Indianapolis yesterday to see the sights and secrets of that great village.




DIED. -A few miles southeast of here, over in Kosciusko county, several deaths have occurred, among the number was that of the wife of John LEACH, John JUDD and George BARR. They were all old settlers and persons of high standing in kthe community in which they lived. Mr. Barr especially, being extensively and favorably known over a good portion of both counties. Over in the RHODES neighborhood, some ten or twelve days ago as some men were engaged in moving a small building, it toppled over on an old gentleman by the name of HOLDER [William HOLTER], hurting him so severely that he died soon after. Isaac COPLEN got a finger mashed at the same time, which is now giving him considerable trouble.[6]

Obadiah HOPPIS, who lives a short distance northwest of this point has been quite sick most of the winter with something like the neuralgia or rheumatism. We are just informed that a large tumor on his neck has broken, which for a time reduced him very low.

The school in this district which was taught by Wm. McMAHAN, has closed for the season we are informed. Oscar GROVE has moved back to his old place near the old Centre school house. He is quite sick most of the time.

Wm. ANDERSON and family left for Nebraska the first of the week, where they propose making their future home. They are going to a county near the southern line of the State, but we are not informed how far west.

J. R. STEVENS and Sally COPLEN came back from Ohio a few days ago and report their father as being much better, but say the general health is about like it is here.

“Ren” COPLEN and Henry BARKMAN made a flying trip to Whitley county a few days ago.

Everybody is patiently listening for the toot of the first narror gauge engine.


READY FOR BUSINESS.  V. ZIMMERMAN, the enterprising business man of the north end, has received his fine Hearse, together with a lot of Burial Cases, and is now ready to engage in the undertaking business. His headquarters is at his old boot and shoe stand, opposite the Cornelius Block. Mr. Z. will receive a fine lot of furniture some time next week.


NEW FIRM. Sam SHIELDS has taken unto himself a partner in the meat business. Young Mr. BIRCH, an energetic fellow will hereafter assist Mr. Shields in his extensive meat trade. They will carry on the business at the old stand first door south of Levi MERCER’s hardware.


(Sheriff’s Sale) George LOWMAN vs William N. MITCHELL, D. R. P. OWENS, Almira OWENS, A. L. OWENS, Franklin OWENS, Edith OWENS and Otha OWENS . . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 24th day of March, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County . . . William A. WARD, Sheriff Fulton County, Ind.




February 15th, 1879 . . . at School No. 8. . . [names mentioned: Trustee, Isom R. NEW, J. F. AULT, M. C. CHESTNUT, J. Q. BARCUS, Peter STINGLEY, B. F. DAWSON, Mr. CONN, J. A. HOWLAND, Miss F. A. LEFFE.


We learn that J. M. BEEBER who was promoted from an inferior rank to that of captain, during the late war, and who served in that capacity for a long time, but only received the pay due to him from the rank from which he was promoted, has at last succeeded in getting an appropriation by Congress for all the back pay to which he is entitled. About $2,000 has been placed to his credit. . .

Tom CLARK was granted a license by the County Commissioners to retail liquor for one year in the Angerman building.

DIED. -Mrs. Sarah Jane SMITH, wife of Jacob SMITH, living at the railroad crossing south of town, died last Sunday and was buried Monday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. M. RULE, at the M.E. church.


ADIEU. . . it devolves upon us to say a few farewell words to the readers of the Sentinel. . . We walk out with best wishes for the prosperity of the Sentinel, and its surroundings, and wave a kind farewell to all. -Victor H. DANIELS.




Messrs BIBLER and VanTRUMP were at Indianapolis this week with several car loads of hogs.

Lew. MYERS would like to dispose of his valuable farm property in Union township for property in Rochester.

John ROONEY, near Millark, has got the western fever and will sell some fine farm stock at auction next Saturday.

ZIMMERMAN’s new hearse was called into requisition at the HOOVER funeral on Tuesday. It is a daisy and attracted general attention.

We are indebted to David EDWARDS for a basket full of apples . . . a rare treat.

Washington HORN, in Newcastle township, near the Barkman school house, will sell a lot of personal property at auction on Thursday of next week.

Mrs. Lou FEDER has returned from her protracted visit to Ft. Wayne.

Mrs. Sarah E. EDWARDS, wife of David EDWARDS, Esq., has been having a severe illness for the past six months, but with returning spring is coming improved health, and she is now able to take outdoor exercise.

Johnny SHELTON, drug clerk at PLANK & MILLER’s, received a letter yesterday from Enoch McCOY, who has been at Silver Cliff, Colorado for several months. . . The letter bears date March 2d, and says that Ches. CHAMBERLAIN will leave there the following day for Leadville, and that his curiosity will be sufficiently satisfied by the last of the present month, at which time he will return to his home and Recorder’s office. Tom BEAL has a situation at $3 per day, the nature of which is not stated.


DIED. -John Henry HOOVER, a worthy German citizen of this city, died after a lingering sickness with consumption, on last Sunday. The deceased was born in the Province of Bavaria, Europe, and was 44 years 8 months and 5 days old. At 20 years of age he emigrated from his native country to America, and has been for many years a citizen of Rochester. He was one among the first to enter the field as a soldier in the late war in defense of his adopted country. In that capacity, he served with great credit to himself as a willing, faithful and brave man. He was one among the few who survived the horrors of a nine months imprisonment at Anderson. When peace was restored he took up his residence in Rochester, who loved him for his honesty and noble and generous impulses of Character. To the extent of his ability he was identified with all the best interests of the town, and was at his death the oldest member of the fire department. In his mother country he was a member of the State church, but was not connected with any church organization in this country. His funeral occurred on Tuesday and took place from the Evangelical church, the services being conducted by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS, who preached a brief, but excellent discourse from Psalms 90:12, and to whom we are indebted for many of the facts embodied in the above. EMRICK’S CORNET BAND and the fire department, together with a large following of relatives and friends, assisted in depositing in the Odd Fellows cemetery the remains of our departed friend.

-Mrs. Laura [GOSS SHOWLEY], wife of Jacob SHOWLEY, died at their residence in Liberty township, last Thursday, and was buried from the Evangelical church, Saturday morning, with appropriate services by the writer assisted by Rev. S. F. HERSHEY. Mrs. Showley was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian GOSS, the progenitors of a large and favorably known family, and was 27 years 7 months and 13 days old. She was converted and joined the Evangelical church about ten yearso ago, and remained a member until the master called her to the reward of the righteous. Her life, though not long, was one of true devotion in woman’s sphere, and terminated amid visions of glory. She laid in a comitose state some time before her death, her friends thinking she was breathing her last, but consciousness returned and with a mental acuteness which baffles description, land with language of rare beauty she described what she had seen while in that state, in which, like St. Paul, she hardly knew whether she was “in the body or out of the body.” Afterwards she called for her children, spoke to them, and also gave direction in reference to their future, and then bidding her friends farewell, she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. A husband and four small children with a large number of relations and friends mourn her early death. . . . -F. M. RULE.




Father FOUDRAY sports a fractured arm.

Simeon COPLEN limps on crutches on account of a sprain.

DIED. - An infant son of Joshua ROLLINS was buried today. (Wednesday)

-Mr. B. F. MONTGOMERY was buried Tuesday. He died of pneumonia and was sick some time. He leaves a wife and three children and a large circle of friends to mourn his departure. He was a good citizen and respected by all who knew him. Rev. HUMMER officiated at the lfuneral obsequies.

Abs. NELLANS was victor at the spelling contest, Wednesday night.

Wm. HAMLET has purchased the blacksmith shop and house of Mr. George KESSLER, and will occupy it soon.

Mr. Lige NEFF, the blacksmith, has contracted with S. Y. GROVE for the erection of a new blacksmith shop.


Work on the new brick business room to be erected by Jesse SHIELDS will begin as soon as the weather will admit. J. E. CATES has the contract for the mason work.




I. B. CANNON moved to town this week. He has rented H. PHILLIPS old residence.

C. E. NEWTON is at home, having completed his school in Cass county, last Friday.

Jerry LEITER contemplates erecting a residence (for rent) as soon as the ground will permit the masons to go to work.

Mr. TRAVIS, of Wayne township will erect a new residence early the coming summer, in lieu of the one destroyed by fire during the first part of the winter.

Although Sunday was a very disagreeable day, Dr. FITCH, of Logansport drove out to see Mr. John HUDKINS, who has been quite sick the past few weeks.

DIED. -On Friday, February 28th, Mrs. Patrick SINOTT, of Wayne township. She was the mother of our townsman, Mr. Robert SINOTT. Also, Saturday, March 1st, Mrs. Richard HUDKINS. We did not learn the age of either, but both were well advanced in life.


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the estate of James GILCHRIST, (formerly called James GILL) deceased, will sell at public Auction at the late residence of the decedent, three miles south of Kewanna, Ind., on Saturday, March 29th, 1879 [personal property]. . . Michael SINNOTT, Administrator.


(Petition to Sell Real Estate) . . . Michael SINNOTT, Administrator of the estate of James GILCHRIST, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate . . . this 7th day of March, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Simon STAHL vs Frank BARNEY, Mary E. BARNEY and Jerome AULT. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday the 31st day of March, 1879 [real estate described] situate in Fulton county. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Ind.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Joseph D. NUTTMAN, Sen., and Joseph D. NUTTMAN, Jr. vs Levi SNELL and Harriet SNELL . . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 31st day of March, 1879 [real estate described] situate in Fulton county. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Ind.


(Notice to Non-Resident) Elizabeth POWELL vs John N. POWELL . . . that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 6th day of March, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk C.C.




(Administrator’s Notice). . . Charles JACKSON appointed Administrator of the estate of John WALLACE, late of Fulton county, Indiana, deceased. . .


(Administrator’s Notice). . . Michael SINNOTT appointed Administrator of the estate of James GILCHRIST, late of Fulton county, Indiana, deceased. . .




Ambrose E. MEREDITH was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, June 16th, 1816. He emigrated with his father to Fulton county, Indiana, in February 1837, and settled in Newcastle township, and there engaged in farming. In 1840 he united with the Yellow Creek Baptist church, and soon became an efficient member and never laid his armor by until his Master said: “It is enough,” and he passed to his reward, November 24th, 1878.

Brother Meredith was a faithful member of the Patrons of Husbandry in which he engaged with a will. He was seldom absent from the meetings of the Grange. Having been appointed a delegate to the State Grange, but finding his end drawing nigh, he requested Brother SARBER (who was his Alternate) to be notified to attend. . .

Your Committee tender their sympathy to Tippecanoe Grange, No. 1115, . . . H. BOWMAN, J. E. BARNHART, J. JACKSON.


Saturday, March 15, 1879




Tiosa, March 8, 1879. . .[names mentioned: Trustee DILLON, of Rochester, Superintendent MYERS, Mr. GOULD, Miss McMAHAN, Mr. BURY, C. B. PENDLETON, J. L. MARTINDALE]


D. W. LYON has been confined to his room for a week or two by a rheumatic affection of one of his walking extremeties.

MARRIED. -David UNGER, of Wabash, and Mary NETCHER, of this county, were married at the residence of the bride’s mother, two miles northeast of Rochester, on Thursday evening of this week, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Scarlet fever prevails in HENRY TOWNSHIP.

Dr. Frank HECTOR, and his sister Belle [HECTOR], of Rochester, passed through the city Wednesday enroute to Miami.  -Peru Republican.




John SEARS is building a fence around his residence.

The workmen have commenced work on STREET’s new building.

Mr. A. J. HARSH closed his winter term of school at Ireland on last Saturday.

Ed TONER went to Pittsburg with several car loads of fat sheep this week.

Charlie DAWSON of Rochester was in town this week introducing a new smoothing and poll-bing iron.

Miss Emma BARNETT closed a very successful term of school in Wayne township, week before last.

The first term of singing school conducted by Prof. SMITH closed Wednesday evening. . .

MARRIED.  -Thursday, March 6, at the residence of the bride’s brother, by Elder Jacob SHAFFER, Mr. Marion A. HIZER to Miss Nettie KESTLER. Of course the Elder remained to partake of the sumptuous repast prepared for the happy couple.

DIED.  -On March 8th, the Widow  [Elizabeth] CULP, living near Bruce’s Lake.[7]

-Friday, March 7th, Mollie [GORSELINE], daughter of Mr. J. M. GORSELINE. She had been sick some time ‘ere death released her from the suffering of this world.

-On Tuesday, March 11th, Willie [KILLMER], son of Mr. Charles KILLMER. He was ill but a few days before he was called home.


Joseph LANDIS, from Fulton county, has moved to the RAILSBACK farm southeast of Argos.  -PlymouthDemocrat.

Mahlon BUCHER has moved to Fulton county, and will hereafter be a farmer. -Plymouth Democrat.




J. W. RICKEL is still looking for the fellow who shot and maimed his valuable and intelligent dog.

Mrs. Capt. LONG is visiting friends in Indianapolis, and will also visit her daughter, Miss Luella [LONG], who is a normal student at Terre Haute, before returning home.

The firm name of L. HEILBRUN & SON has been changed to L. HEILBRUN & CO. Mr. LEVI, a thorough business man from Cincinnati has been added to the firm.

Billy TRIBBETT don’t look much older than he did three weeks ago when he started for Colorado, but he feels older from the experience he gained on the rapid trip he made.

Geo. W. NORRIS who has suffered so long and severely with a carbuncle on his back, is again able to come to town. He reports that work on the brick yard will begin as soon as the weather will admit.

DIED. -Mrs. Sellama SHRYOCK, wife of Mr. Frank SHRYOCK, died at the residence of her father-in-law, Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, in this city, on last Saturday morning. The deceased was a native of Dakota, where lshe married her now surviving husband, in 1872. Two years ago they removed to this place. Being of a retiring disposition she formed but few acquaintances, but those few are lavish in their praise as a worthy and noble woman. Two months ago she was in good health, but a severe attack of quick consumption terminated her life at the time stated, and prevented her return to the wild home of her childhood as was her intention to do in a short time. The funeral took place from the residence last Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by F. M. RULE and A. M. WORK, ministers of the M.E. and Presbyterian churches.

-Wm. MARSH, father-in-law of Nathaniel DUDGEON, died at the residence of the last named gentleman, in Richland township last Sunday, and was taken to Cass county for interment. The deceased was above 75 years old.

-John CARR, another old resident of this county, near Rochester, kwas buried on Thursday.

R. W. DUNLAP, a Nevada miner who has been absent from Rochester for nearly twenty years, is now visiting his father, Robert DUNLAP of this place.

Sidney R. MOON’s school at the saw mill, south of town, closed yesterday with appropriate exercises pleasing to the children.

The Peru Democrat shows its venom for the retiring partner of this paper by its allusion to his probable purchase of the Miami county Sentinel. Mr. DANIELS is not a millionaire, but he usually carries about his clothes an amount sufficient to buy the Democrat  concern, editor and all.

Our townsman, Hon. J. F. FROMM was stricken with paralysis last Friday afternoon since which time he has been confined to his bed and unable to give his personal attention to the large business interests which he represents. . . His whole left side is paralysed and he has no power of control over his limbs on that side of his body. His case is not now considered absolutely dangerous, yet it will be some time before he will sufficiently regain his health and strength so as to be able to devote his time and attention to his business. . .


(Railroad Election) Whereas . . . Commissioners Court of the County of Fulton, upon the Petition. . . Township of Union. . . election was ordered. . . Tuesday, April 15th, 1879. . . upon the subject of such Township aiding in the construction of the Chicago & Atlantic Railway Company’s railroad to the amount of Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars. . . this 11th day of March, 1879. Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.


(Railroad Election) Whereas. . . Commissioners Court of the County of Fulton, upon the Petition. . . Township of Rochester. . . election was ordered. . . in the construction of the Chicago & Atlantic Railway Company’s railroad to the amount of Thirty-two Thousand Six Hundred Dollars. . . this 11th day of March, 1879. Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.


(Railroad Election) Whereas. . . Commissioners Court of the County of Fulton, upon the Petition. . . Township of Henry. . . election was ordered. . . in the construction of the Chicago & Atlantic Railway Company’s railroad to the amount of Eleven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars. . . this 11th day of March, 1879. Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.


(Railroad Election) Whereas. . . Commissioners Court of the County of Fulton, upon the Petition. . . Township of Aubbeenaubbee. . . election was ordered. . . in the construction of the Chicago & Atlantic Railway Company’s railroad to the amount of Five Thousand Two Hundred Dollars. . . this 11th day of March, 1879. Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.


(Railroad Election) Whereas. . . Commissioners Court of the County of Fulton, upon the Petition. . . Township of Richland. . . election was ordered. . . inthe construction of the Chicago & Atlantic Railway Company’s railroad to the amount of Nine Thousand Two Hundred and Forty Dollars. . . this 11th day of March, 1879. Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.


(Administrator’s Notice). . . George W. ZOLMAN, Administrator of Wm. Morgan CRAFT, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate of the deceased, the Personal being insufficient to pay his debts. . . William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


Saturday, March 22, 1879


[DENVER COLLEGE, under Prof. REUBELT, changed to GLADEWOOD FEMALE SEMINARY, or DENVER NORMAL SCHOOL. . . Rev. Scott HERSHEY, President. The normal and business departments will be under the charge of Prof. McGINLEY. . .]




Wm. KING is the proudest man in town, and why not? It’s a girl.

Henry BATZ is confined to his bed with the lung fever, but is now on the mend.

H. H. WARD has purchased the property formerly owned by F. P. WAUGH. . .

N. L. MEREDITH has left our city for the country, and Clancy COPLEN now occupies the house that he vacated.

Henry WINDBIGLER is suffering again with the abominable rheumatism. . .


A CARD. We would respectfully return thanks to the patrons of the school and citizens of Bloomingsburg generally, for general courtesies and kindness during the past winter. . . J. T. GOUCHER, Teacher.




Mr. L. BIDWELL has hired to Wm. BUSH for the ensuing season.

Mr. C. FERDUN started as we suppose, for the Wolverine State, with a wagon load of household goods.

Orton DUDGEON starts for Terre Haute, the twentieth of this month to attend a three months term of Normal School.

Mr. F. RANNELS, of Rochester will soon take possession of the farm formerly occupied by J. LANGDON, where he expects to go to hard labor.

Johnny WRIGHT, while in company with two other boys was thrown from a horse and in falling he broke his arm just above the elbow. . .

DIED. -Death on his white horse visited our vicinity on the 9th inst., and took from our midst one of earth’s noble beings - Jacob MARCH. Mr. March was born in Chester county, Penn., in 1803. Was married in 1827; emigrated to Cass county, Indiana in 1853, where he resided until the death of Mrs. MARCH, which occurred about four years ago. Since that time Mr. March had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. N. DUDGEON of this place. In speaking of the deceased we can only add that his life seemed ever a pleasant one - always ready to help those in need, believing that in giving to the poor, he lendeth to the Lord. His time was devoted to the good work of living for others, that by his help they might be made happy in hours of need. Although his sickness was of short lduration and his suffering severe, he saw his sun would soon set, only to rise again more beautiful and bright, in that world where sickness never enters and sorrow is unknown. Pressing his daughter’s hand he feeble whispered, “I am willing and ready to die.” Trusting in his Savior, he committed himself to His divine care, knowing that all would be well. . .




DIED. -On Saturday, March 15th, Mrs. Joseph HENDERSON, living north of this place.

Mrs. J. F. ROBBINS has been suffering with a severe attack of rheumatism the past week.

Mr. Daniel HUDKINS who has been at Indianapolis the past few weeks undergoing treatment for cataract, came home Saturday with his sight much improved.




Al. J. KITT of the Goodland Register, was in town for a few hours Wednesday, likewise Capt. J. M. BEEBER, of Plymouth.

With one exception the Colorado silver hunters have all returned. Tom BEAL still “stays with the boys”  . . .Peter MAIS will sell his farm stock and household goods on the 1st of April and remove to Michigan where he will take up his future residence. The sale will take place at his home, on the Tippecanoe river.

Mr. A. C. MITCHELL has purchased what remained of the HOLZMAN stock of goods, and will continue the trade at the old stand in the Centennial Block. . .

Young Joe SMITH started on Wednesday, for a skip over the western plains for the purpose of viewing the landscape o’er and making a purchase of some western lands if he sees any that comes up to his standard of excellence.

DIED. -Last Saturday morning the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Ab. BARRETT, was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery with appropriate services by Rev. Mr. RULE. This being the second child buried by these parents, their grief is inexpressible, and their home one of peculiar sadness. They have the sympathy of many friends.

Sidney R. and [William L.] Billy MOON bundled their wearing apparel on Tuesday morning of this week and started for the land of buffaloes, Indians and silver mines without saying goodbye or informing any but their relatives of their intentions. . . they went from here to Peru to take the train. . . Billy, on the evening previous to the morning of his departure, joined his hand in marriage with a Miss [Lizzie] EDMINISTER, living a short distance south of town. . .[8]

An interesting suit will come before the next term of the Circuit Court involving the settlement of a guardianship. Several years ago R. N. RANNELLS became the guardian of his niece, Mrs. Ida LINKENHELT, nee PORTER. She was possessed of property to the amount of about $2,000, consisting of real estate and pensions received from the government from time to time. Claims for the maintenance of the ward, amounting to the gross value of the estate have been filed by the guardian and allowed by the Court which leaves the ward nothing. Newt. [RANNELLS] explains that he had adopted her as his child and that when he comes to settle up his earthly career that she is to be one of his legal heirs, and that in consideration of his having adopted her and made her one of his heirs, he was entitled to her estate. [Louis R.] LINKENHELT and his wife, who is the ward, are not of that opinion, and will submit the case to the Circuit Court.[9]


TOWN PROPERTY FOR SALE. I will sell my house and lot, situate in southeast Rochester. The house is new - two rooms below and two above - kitchen, pantry and clothes press; also good cellar. . .Mary L. COOK, Rochester, Ind.




Partial list for week ending March 20th.: A. C. TREAT, N.Y.; L. O. FURLONG, Warsaw; C. TOCHER, Indianapolis; Miss Ella GREEN, Sullivan, Ind.; J. D. BUCK, Plymouth; J. W. SWAFFORD, Chicago; C. F. MASTELLER, Fredrickstown, O.; H. HUDSON, Fremont, O.; H. F. STAPLEFORD, Ft. Wayne; C. W. COBB, Indianapolis; Rev. R. D. UTTER, Valparaiso; J. H. FOLEY, Chicago; T. J. ZION, Indianapolis; C. A. LUCAS, Peru; F. W. STOCK, Hillsdale, Mich; J. W. GOSSETT, Toledo; W. McLEAN, Jr., Lockport, N.Y.; H. D. WORK, Plymouth; A. F. SHANK, South Bend; Sol. HAMBURGER, LaPorte; V. BARROLY, N.Y.; E. H. BRADY, Hickville, Ohio; H. GOODMAN, Philadelphia; “Frank SUNDOWN’, Argos; Jno. JONES, Richmond, Ind.; G. C. HALL, Niles, O.; J. SOMERS and lady, Plymouth; S. H. HALSTEAD, Cin.; C. HUTCHINSON, Kokomo; W. SIMPSON, Chicago; Geo. RETTIG, Peru; Fred ADD, Manchester; J. R. RANDALL, Elkhart; J. M. HUBBELL, Chicago; A. TABER, LaPorte; Jno. ROSSER, Lafayette; Jno. V. PERSER, Indianapolis; Robt. MORRIS, Masonic Lecturer, LaGrange, Ky.; D. F. SPAIN, Chicago; H. C. GILL, Philadelphia.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Reuben H. WARRINOR, William H. CRAG and Lafayette LYTTLE vs George W. STOCKTON. . . I will expost at public sale. . . Monday, April 14th, 1879. . . The south half (1/2) of the north half (1/2) of Lot Number Thirty (30) in the old plat of the Town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Attorneys for Plff.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Samuel S. TERRY vs. Elizabeth SHAFER, Alfred SHAFER, David T. SHAFER, Brunson SHAFER, Virgil SHAFER, Arthur L. SHAFER and Lydia RITTER. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, April 14th, 1879. . . The undivided two-thirds (2/3) of [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.


(Petition to Sell Real Estate). . . James KEELY, Administrator of the Estate of Alexander E. MOHLER, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate of the decedent. . . William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Residents) Mary BARCUS vs The Unknown Heirs of Henry RICHARDSON, deceased. . . affidavit that said Defendants. . . are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 20th day of March, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Resident) James H. HAFE vs William HAYS. . . affidavit that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 20th day of March, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Residents). . . Samuel D. LOUTHAIN vs The Unknown Heirs of John TRIMBLE deceased. . . affidavit that said Defendants, the Unknown Heirs of John Trimble, deceased, Thomas McCLELAND, Jacob LAMB, Robert TRIMBLE and Peter LAMB, are not residents of the State of Indiana. . . this 19th day of March, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Residents) Thomas C. MOORE vs James CURTIS, Eli FLORY, Laty FLORY or their unknown heirs; Moses FLORY and Barbary FLORY. . . affidavit that said Defendants.  . . are not residents of the State of Indiana. . . this 21st day of March, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Sheriff’s Sale) George DICK vs Charles DODD. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, April 14th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Mary LOOMIS vs Valentine ZIMMERMAN and Martha ZIMMERMAN. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, April 14th, 1879. . . Lots number seventy-nine (79) and eighty (80), as described upon the original plat of the Town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.


(Sheriff’s Sale) FEDER & SILBERBERG vs Jerome EDMINISTER. . . I will expost at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 7th day of April, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.  J. S. SLICK, Attorney for Plaintiff.




Letter from Geo. M. KILMER who formerly resided in Richland township, but is now a resident of Barron county, Wis. . . .Since leaving Richland township in September, 1878, I have made Barron county, Wis. my home. . . good land can be bought at from $3 to $5 per acre. . . Barron is the county seat and is a thriving little town. We are twenty miles from a railroad. . .



Saturday, March 29, 1879


(Sheriff’s Sale) GROVER & BAKER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY vs Samuel HUNTER. . . . .I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, the 7th day of April, 1879. . . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton county. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County.  RICKLE & SMITH, Attys for Plffs.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Mary CARTER and Emma MUNSON vs Joseph CULBERTSON. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 7th day of April, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton county. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.




STOUT, the much married man of Wabash and Huntington counties, passed through here yesterday on his way to the Michigan City prison. He did not look as calm and pleasant as was his usual appearance when he worked upon the Citizens’ block here, two years ago.

HOPKINS, the artesian well man was in town again this week . . . It was finally determined that the original contract should be fulfilled and every possible effott made to secure a flowing well. . .

A good sidewalk from Main street to the Methodist church, is very desirable, but there is but little hope such a public convenience will be granted. The Board of Town Trustees can be and should be compelled to enforce the ordinance requiring a walk to be laid on the west side of Jefferson street, nearly the full length of it.

MARRIED. -On Thursday evening, at the residence of Mr. Joseph SIDMORE, by Rev. F. M. RULE, Mr. Fred HICKS and Miss Mary A. GILLARD.

Fred is known to the boys as the proprietor of the Pelican barber shop, and a right jolly fellow he is. He has lived single for many years, but was finally wounded in the region of the heart by one of Cupid’s darts and he fell victim to the winning smiles of an estimable lady whose home has heretofore been Cherebusco, Whitley county, lkInd. Preparations for the wedding have been making for some time, but Fred was so sly about it that only a few friends learned the secret. He had prepared the cage and furnished it throughout so that immediately after the marriage ceremony was said, they were prepared to “set up shop.” Fred was too busy with his lather and shave to go on a wedding tour, or even to go after his selected bride, but she got here on time at ten o’clock, and in an hour more they were man and wife. We wish the tonsorial artist and wife an unlimited amount of happiness, land as Fred heretofore has been lone handed in the barber business, we also wish that he may have as many “shavers” hereafter, as will make the business profitable to him.




The disgraceful scandal that has occupied so much of the attention of the people in a certain neighborhood in Wayne township has at last terminated in the complete vindication of Mrs. Samuel ROUCH, the step-mother to the girl who bore an illegitimate child and ldied a short time after. E. R. HERMAN, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, interested himself in the case and found that Mrs. Rouch is not chargeable with any bad treatment of the girl, nor in any way responsible for her sickenss and death. . .




DIED. -Sunday, March 23d, Mrs. John  [Henrietta] BLOSSER.[10]

-Mrs. ELKINS, an elderly lady living at the north end of town, died on Monday. Her funeral took place from the Baptist church on Tuesday. Rev. Noah HEETER, a Dunkard minister conducted the services, the deceased being a member of that church.

Miss Emma BARNETT started for Terre Haute, Wednesday, to attend the State Normal.

Mr. McKINSIE has sold his barber shop to Mr. W. H. HUFFMAN, of Winamac, who has taken charge of it. . .

Will THOMPSON will swing the birch at Ireland and Miss McGRAW will teach the young ideas at Scotland. . .

When you want to take a ride either on business or pleasure, hire Al. WILLIAMS; he will drive you out in his fine barouche and call for you at most any hours. Charles reasonable.

Prof. SMITH has the famous Operetta, “Red Riding Hood,” under contemplation, and expects to give it to the public of Kewanna in the near future, with the aid of the little folks. . .



DIED. -Mrs. CRIPE, an aged lady died at her residence, south of town on Thursday.

TRAMPS have been numerous again this week. The bastile has been full several nights and every kitchen in town visited by them.

Misses Cynthia BROWN and Lida STRADLEY visited the principal fashion streets of Chicago in quest of the latest styles in millinery departments.

D. P. CARR has purchased an interest in the unfinished business room in the Citizens’ Block and is at work fitting it up for business purposes.

Wm. FLANIGAN and Gav. MILLER started for the western silver country on Monday. The trains are crowded each way with hopeful fortune hunters going west and disappointed fellows coming home.

Fred. FROMM has very much improved in health this week, and from present indications will soon be able to give his personal attention to his extensive business.

Gus. CORNELIUS returned from Arkansas last week, where he has spent the past year. He is very much improved in health and appearance. It is his intention to make that his future home and will return there after spending a few weeks among his friends at this place.

Geo. GOSS, a farmer who moved into town from Liberty township a few years ago and engaged in the feed and grocery trade, moved back to his old homestead again on Thursday.

A. C. SHEPHERD was appointed by the Court to adjust some of the mathematical and financial difficulties between FEDER & SILBERBERG and HOLMAN & BEARSS, which troubles grew out of the pork speculations of those gentlemen a year or two ago.

A very valuable acquisition has been made to the Presbyterian church choir by Mr. George EDWARDS kindly consenting to become one of its members. . . The choir, a quartette, consists of Mrs. L. E. RANNELLS, soprano; Miss Estella LYON, alto; Miss J. E. HILTON, organist; George EDWARDS, tenor, and the writer as the jumbler of the notes on the bass staff. . . Mr. J. E. CLARKE who has so long and faithfully served the choir with his clear tenor voice, but now temporarily absent, will occasionally make one of the number.


A cup of coffee and a sandwich for five cents, at ECKELBERGER’S UNION BAKERY.


C. FITZGERALD has moved his grocery and lunch room to the west side of Main street in Mrs. I. W. HOLMAN & SON’S building. . .


(Notice of Desertion) Notice is hereby given that my wife, Elizabeth C. MOORE, having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I will not be responsible for any debt contracted by her from this date, March 25th, 1879.  John A. MOORE.


Every week there are more or less changes made in the business firms of Rochester. The last and most notable is the sale of the entire grocery department heretofore conducted with ERNSPERGER’s store, to HILL & FELDER. . . The two departments - Groceries and Dry Goods - will be conducted in the same building - two doors north of Bank, but under different managements.


Saturday, April 5, 1879




MARRIED. -Wm. LANE and Emma CLARK, both of Rochester, were married at the residence of the bride’s sister, on Thursday, by Rev. Franklin LEITER.

-Henry MECHLING, of Tiosa, and Maria C. KNAUFF, of Greenoak, were married by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his residence in this place, on Thursday afternoon.




Mrs. MYERS has moved to Mr. ODAFFER’s farm, and Mr. Odaffer to town.

Mrs. FUNK, living near here is very sick, with but faint hopes of her recovery.




Mrs. Carrie WEAMER, of Cass county, is visiting friends in this place.

The masons have commenced work on the foundation of Oliver COOK’s house east of town.

Joseph MURPHY, proprietor of “Little Jo” has moved to Aubbeenaubbee. He rented the LEITER homestead at the Ford.

Frank APT has erected a boarding house in Moorestown, in Wayne Township. He commences with the “Five Brothers.”

John URBIN, south of this place, with the aid of his two small boys captured several foxes one day last week.

 H. D. HOWELL closed a very successful term of school at the Dewy school house, in Wayne township last Saturday.

John MYERS has sold his harness shop to D. L. McCOY, who will continue the business at the old stand. . .

DIED. -Louisa [HIZER], wife of Aaron HIZER of Wayne Township, died on last Sunday. She leaves a husband, two children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

John KILLMER has purchased the Corner Drug Store of James M. GORSELINE, also traded a house and lot for one in this place of the same party.


M. C. PHILLIPS, the new Marshtown merchant, is now in Chicago laying in his first stock of goods. He was accompanied by Jerry LEITER.

Samuel BARGER, Trustee of Aubbeenaubbee, has purchased a part of the Wm. COOK farm east of town. He moved to his new home last week. Lewis M. LOUGH fills his place of Trustee.


(Dissolved) The co-partnership heretofore existing between John FARRIGAN and Daniel CLARY in the Boot and Shoe business, was dissolved on April 10th, 1879 by mutual consent. The business in all its departments will be conducted at the old stand by Daniel CLARY.   FARRIGAN & CLARY. Rochester, Ind., April 11th, 1879.


(Notice of Administration) . . . Daniel FOGLESONG appointed Administrator of the Estate of Mary A. FOGLESONG, last  of Fulton County, deceased. . .


(Notice of Administration) . . . Eli ROGERS appointed Administrator of the Estate of Benjamin HARTZOG, late of Fulton County. . .




Miss Lida ERNSPERGER is at home spending a week’s vacation from her school at Evanston, Ill.

The Telephone, a neat little news and advertising sheet, published by E. KIRTLAND, made its appearance on All Fools day. It will be continued on the first of each month.

Samuel BARGER has resigned the Trusteeship of Aubbeenaubbee Township in consequence of his having removed to Union Township. Mr. Barger has served as Trustee of that township several years very acceptably to the people. The Auditor immediately appointed Lewis M. LOUGH to supply his place. . .

W. G. DOWNEY, formerly a citizen of this place, is now engaged in the hotel business at Walkerton, Ind., as proprietor of the Empire House. . .

L. HEILBRUN & CO. have taken a new and very strange departure in business. Most of the business men are adopting the cash system, but this firm announces that they willsell you all the goods you want, on credit. The Sentinel never contained such an advertisement as they have in another column. Read it.

Wednesday was the 92d anniversary of Rev. Adrian FOOTE’s birthday. . .

A distressing accident occurred near Bloomingsburg on Wednesday, which has probably ‘ere this ended the life of a bright and intelligent girl, aged about 18 years. It was maple sugar making time on the farm of Amos BUSSERT, and the daughter mentioned was assisting in the work. While all were absent from the kettles except the girl and a younger member of the family, her clothes caught fire and before assistance arrived she was so horribly burned that it is impossible for her to recover. All of her clothing including her shoes were burned upon her body.

The Sentinel made a grevious error last week in connecting the Mr. STOUT who assisted in the building of the Citizens Block with the STOUT who was sent to Michigan City for playing the role of Brigham Young on a small scale. The Mr. Stout who is well and favorably known to many citizens of Rochester, is a resident of Indianapolis and is a very worthy gentleman. . .

DIED. -Mrs. Sarah CRIPE, whose death occurred on the 27th of March, 1879, at the age of nearly 70 years, was born in Hancock county, Ky. At an early age she removed with her parents to Indianapolis and when yet in youth she married Mr. ---- MILLER, with whom she lived very pleasantly for a number of years - one child being the fruit of their union. Eighteen years ago she was married to A. CRIPE, who also preceded her over the dark river about three years ago. This county has been her home for a long time, and she was universally loved and respected by all who enjoyed her acquaintance. Her disease was consumption, with which she suffered long and severely. Being a good Christian woman and a faithful member of the Methodist church, she was at all times resigned to the change which she knew must take place, and very composedly gave directions for her funeral and the return of her remains to Indianapolis for interment. The community in which she lived - three miles south of Rochester - has lost a good neighbor and the relatives a dear and loving friend.

Mrs. WESTFALL has decided to have a grand opening of pattern hats and bonnets at her Millinery rooms, in the south room of Danziger Block, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; the 24th, 25th and 26th of this month.

BATCHELOR & STOCKBERGER. Having bought the New York Meat Market in the Citizens’ Block. . . the best meats that can be procured in the country. . . Farmers having fat stock to sell will find it to their advantage to call. . .

NEW MEDICAL FIRM. Another change in business has been made by the co-partnership formed by Dr. J. C. SPOHN and Dr. E. R. BARCY. Dr. Spohn is well known by all the people in the county as a successful practitioner of many years standing. Dr. BARCY comes from Hicksville, Ohio, and is highly recommended. . . he has come to make this his permanent home. . . SPOHN & BARCY will enter upon their joint labors as partners on the 15th of April. . .


(Sheriff’s Sale) Clark S. HICKMAN vs Rebecca THOMPSON and Val. THOMPSON. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, April 28th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.


Saturday, April 12, 1879




The many friends of Prof. J. M. McAFEE will be pleased to learn that he is now principal of the Dolton Academy and Normal Institute, at Dolton, Ill. He is also editor of The School Record, a spicy little paper devoted to general news, but more especially to the interests of Dolton Academy.  -E. MYERS, Co. Supt.






Mrs. E. E. SMITH, mother of Mrs. F. M. RULE is visiting friends in Tippecanoe county.

Joseph A. MYERS, the efficient Deputy Auditor, spent a few days very pleasantly last week in Valparaiso and Chicago.

Rev. W. J. ESSICK, of Elkhart, brother of our townsman, M. L. ESSICK, will preach at the Presbyterian church, one week from tomorrow evening. . .

The case of Miss VANMETER vs S. C. DAVIDSON for seduction and breach of promise has just been tried in the Miami Circuit Court on a change of venue from this county. SLICK and CALKINS were the Attorneys for the plaintiff, and they obtained judgment for damages against the defendant in the snug sum of $2,500.

DIED. -Mr. Jacob Pratt SPERRY, who departed this life Wednesday, April 9th, at 6 o’clock P.M., was born in Wayne County, Ind., Feb. 4th, 1832, was consequently 47 years 2 months and seven days of age; has been a resident of Fulton county since 1835, with exception of four years residence at Fort Wayne, Ind. To speak of his life would be to speak of that which those interested in this sketch are already familiar. He was industrious, temperate frugal and honest. He walked by the “Golden Rule.” He was united in marriage with Miss Clemenza DUNLAP in the year 1858, who with four children, two sons and two daughters, survive him and mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church yesterday by the pastor, assisted by Rev. F. M. RULE of the M.E. church, and Rev. N. L. LORD. The words used as the text are found in the gospel according to John, 14th chapter and verses 1 to 3. These are words which comforted him in his last sickness, and words around which will cling the tender memories of the bereaved family. -A.M.W.




Mr. NUTT has a new paint shop.

Al. REED is running a blacksmith shop on his own hook.

James MOORE, of Wayne Township, has sold his farm to Mr. M. HENDRICKSON.

James WARE’s smoke house was burned the other day. Loss, a fine lot of meat.

Harry GUSTIN is doing some very nice carriage and wagon painting at RIMES’ shop.

Mr. A. COOPER is giving his house a new coat of paint.  . . .

Mr. BRANTHOFFER is at home visiting friends. Also, Mr. Harvey GRAHAM, of Terre Haute. . .

Milt HILAND had a lively runaway the other day. He was hauling straw, when the wagon upset and frightened the horses.

J. F. ROBBINS is repairing his old store room, and when completed will be occupied by F. L. WAGNER with a fine stock of clothing and gents’ furnishing goods.

Tom MILLS has gone to be a farmer; Will REX and John BRUBAKER have moved to town, and Mr. Robert SINNOTT has moved to Winamac.

MARRIED. -On Tuesday, April 8th, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. VAUGHT, Mr. Peter H. URBIN to Miss Laura F. BRANTHOFFER . . .




MILLER, the gunsmith man has been on the sick list.

MARRIED. -Wm. GRAY and Mrs. Lotta SIEGLER were married at Fulton, on Thursday evening.

Dr. FAIRFIELD, of Battle Creek, Mich., spent a day or two in our city this week, as the guest of Dr. HILL.

Simon HARTMAN was the representative to the Grand Lodge of Knights of Honor which met at Indianapolis, last week.

The County Commissioners have ordered a good and substantial sidewalk built in front of the COURT HOUSE, which is an improvement badly needed. If they will now enclose the little grass plat extending from the outer edge of the walk to the gutter, and plant a row of shade trees therein, it would add much to the appearnce of the Court House surroundings.

Kewanna has a first-class furniture and undertaking establishment, of which George WAGNER is proprietor. . .

There is some prospect of the establishment of a new MAIL ROUTE from Rochester to Center and Salina in Richland Township. . . Wayne Township also needs better postal privileges. . .

Several months ago, John COOK, engaged as a bartender in a saloon that was running without a license, was arraigned before the Circuit Court and fined $20 for his violations of law. Not having that amount of available assets he was placed in the custody of the Sheriff, and he being a compassionate man, accepted his watch as security, and allowed him to pursue some business by which he could pay the fine and redeem the watch. One night this week he concluded to go and see his absent friends, and therefore “made tracks” towards the east. Deputy Sheriff WALLACE followed far enough to learn that he had got beyond the State line, into Ohio, and then returned.

D. L. BECK, of Bourbon, was among his old friends of Rochester on Thursday.

J. DAWSON is busy taking an enumeration of the school children in Rochester.

J. S. SLICK has an office full of law students. The latest addition is that of P. M. BUCHANAN, of Wayne township, a young man who has spent considerable time in acquiring a practical education at the best institutions in the county. He has placed himself under a good educator, and by close application will gain a knowledge of law satisfactory to himself and pleasing to his preceptor.

Died - SANKY, a promising young canary belonging to Mrs. Hala T. MYERS, of this city, on Monday evening, April 7th, 1879. Sankey was a great favorite of the household.

DIED. -Last week the Sentinel gave a brief account of the horrible burning of Ollie BUSSERT, a young lady of 18 years, living near Bloomingsburg. . . In removing the kettle from the fire her clothing caught fire. In a moment her clothing was all ablaze, fanned into flames by the strong wind of that day. . . Her screams were heard a mile off but assistance did not arrive in time to be of any service. After her clothing had all burned off and her shoes dropped from her feet, she went into the house and taking a light undergarment from a drawer, put it on and got into bed. . . It was found that the flesh upon her hands was entirely consumed leaving all the bones completely exposed. Her feet were nearly in a similar condition while her body was charred and roasted. . . in that suffering condition she lay from Wednesday of last week until Monday afternoon of this week, when her life went out. . . The funeral occurred on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. R. M. RULE.[11]

A HAND-ORGAN woman without any monkey accompaniment, made music for the hoodlums, on the streets one day this week.

(Local & Miscellaneous contd)

Joseph LAUER’s four year old boy, together with a number of other small children, were playing around the vacated HARTER residence, on Thursday afternoon, when the little fellow fell into an open and disused well. By the timely aid of Mrs. ROSENBERG he was rescued just before life was extinct.



(Sheriff’s Sale) Jacob GERSON vs Myron S. ADAMS. . . I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, the 5th day of May, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County.




A. H. MASSENA moves to Tiosa, thereby causing great commotion in our village. The Rev. O. MEREDITH will occupy the house vacated by Massena; Lige NEFF that of Meredith; H. H. WARD that of Neff; W. H. HAMLET that of Ward.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride, by Rev. O. MEREDITH, on last Saturday evening, Mr. [Michael C.] BROWN, of Rochester, to Mrs. Elizabeth KESLER. . .[12]


Saturday, April 19, 1879




F. L. WAGNER has opened a clothing store in this place.

Frank GRAHAM is going to have the finest fence in town; it will be or iron.

One of the worst cases of scarlet rash in town, is that of Dr. ROGERS’ son.

Mr. Noah BRUMBACK came home this week from a pleasant visit to his former home in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Mr. HUFFMAN, the barber, has moved his barber shop to the front room of his residence on West Main street.

Miss Jessie SPARKS is teaching the Davis school and Miss Cora BRUMBACK will hold forth at the Center school in Wayne township.

Mr. John KILLMER is building an addition to the old barber shop, and when finished he will occupy it with a grocery and peanut stand.

DIED. -Laura Belle [BARNETT], infant daughter of M. I. & M. A. BARNETT, Saturday April 13th.

-Wilson [KILLMER], son of Chas. and Jennie KILLMER, aged 5 lyears, Sunday, April 13th.

-Mrs. Thomas [Mary] HOGAN, living west of this place, aged about 70 years. Mrs. Hogan was one of the pioneers of this county, having come to this county when it was but a wilderness.[13]

The beautiful operetta, “Red Riding Hood” is being prepared under the supervision of J. A. SMITH, of Portland, Ind., and will be given in the M.E. church, at Kewanna, Ind., by the little folks assisted by others, on Wednesday evening, April 23d. . .




Hank MURDOCK, the patent file cutter.

H. BOWMAN is erecting a new fence around his dwelling.

Moses NELLANS has traded one of his mule teams for a nice span of horses.

James SEVERNS has added another to his family, by the way of a son-in-law.

A. NELLANS and F. P. WAUGH, of Rochester, was in our burg on last Sunday.

Quite a sensation was raised at the Taylor School house, two miles north of here, on last Sunday evening. Some of the boys who had been prosecuted for misconduct some two weeks before, concluded that they would have revenge, and some three or four went for Aaron PACKER, and used him rather rough for a short time until assistance came. Prosecute them again and keep it up until they learn to behave.


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the estate of Sarah CRIPE, deceased, will offer for sale at Public Auction, at the late residence of the decedent, 3 miles south of Rochester, and 1/2 mile west of the Michigan road, on Friday, May 9th, 1879 [person al property]. . . Wm. McMAHAN, Administrator.  I. GOOD, Auctioneer.




DIED. -John MYERS, a German living near Fulton, was buried last Sunday.

-Mrs. Hiram WAGNER was buried last Sunday at Leiters Ford. Services were conducted by Rev. PLANTZ at the Leiters Ford church.

-Jacob STARBUCK was shot and killed in Kansas quite recently. He got into a quarrel with one of his neighbors over the ownership of some corn, when the ready pistol settled the dispute. It will be remembered by many citizens here that Jacob was once on trial in this county for the murder of a man who was found dead in the woods in Liberty Township, but who was acquitted because of an insufficiency of evidence to convict. Whether he was guilty of the crime or not, matters but little lnow, for he has paid the penalty for many of his misdeeds.

Geo. EDWARDS, one of the proprietors of the CENTRAL HOUSE has had a severe attack of diphtheria.

Dr. BARCY, partner of Dr. SPOHN in the practice of medicine, occupies the ASHTON residence, on West Pearl street.

M. H. MOORE is to occupy the second story of the BEARSS building, where the photographic art will be conducted.

C. W. CAFFYN is now lthe sold owner of what is known as the Hugh MILLER farm, south of town. . .

Four new Doctors are reported to have located in ROCHESTER this week, and more are coming. . .

MARRIED. -Dr. D. McCONNEHEY and Mrs. Elizabeth ARHEART, both of this place, were married by Rev. A. M. WORK, at the parsonage, on Wednesday evening of this week. Doc has long withstood Cupid’s darts, but finally yielded to the winning charms of a fascinating widow.

Rev. J. F. TUTTLE, President of the Wabash College, will preach at the Presbyterian church tomorrow morning. . .

Among the latest to have come among us is Dr. A. A. WARD, of Michigan, formerly of Ohio. The doctor has opened an office in the Commercial Block where he will be pleased to meet all who desire his services. . .

From the Dubuque (Iowa) Daily Telegraph, we learn that Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, formerly pastor of the Baptist church at this place, has accepted a call to take charge of the First Baptist church of that city. . .

Joseph MYERS, Esq., of Rochester, this State, schoolmate and friend of Prof. BANTA, has been spending several days in the society of the Prof. and his associates. . .

Valparaiso Vidette.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Martin STURGEON vs James HARVEY. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . [real estate]. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Ind.  CONNOR & CALKINS, Attys for Plff.


(Administrator’s Sale of Real Estate) . . . the undersigned will sell at Public Auction upon the premises, on Wednesday the 30th day of April, 1879. . . [real estate described]. . . William J. HILL, Administrator.


Saturday, April 26, 1879


PREMIUM LIST of the FULTON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY FAIR, to be held September 25th, 26th and 27th, 1879. . . . . .


The contract for the purchase of the Peru Democrat from J. C. FOLEY, by V. H. DANIELS, has been made, and the new proprietor will doff his hat to the Peruvians, in his first issue, one week from today. . . The paper will also change its name from the Democrat to that of the Herald. . .




Frank W. BEARSS has left the postal service to engage in farming and stock raising on his farm in Fulton county, to which he expects to remove in a few days. Frank entered the services as a postal clerk on the Wabash road seven years ago the first of this month and his resignation takes effect the first of May. . . -Peru Republican.




Lew MILLS is improving his property on Logan street, by putting a stone wall under his house.

DIED. -Saturday, April 19th, Edna Dell [McCOY], only child of D. & C. McCOY, aged about two years.

Mr. H. COOK is erecting a fine country residence east of town, and Mr. YARLOT is building a residence in the east part of town.

The KEWANNA Temperance Union have appointed two delegates to attend the Prohibition Convention to be held at Indianapolis, on May 14th.

PHILLIPS & HUDKINS will start a huckster wagon next week, to gather up the country produce. Have your butter and eggs ready when they call.

Mrs. Jacob HENDERSON had a cat, but alas!. . . he has gone to the land of all good cats, at the age of 22 years. . .


(Sheriff’s Sale) Samuel S. TERRY vs Charles M. HILL and William HILL. . . I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, May 19th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.  Samuel S. TERRY, Atty for  Plff.


(Survey Notice). . . the Surveyor of Fulton County. . . Monday, May 12th, 1879, proceed to survey [description] Philip M. KISTLER.



(Sheriff’s Sale) Edward CALKINS and Terrence J. McCLARY vs William HAYES. . . I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, May 19th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Ind.  CALKINS & McCLARY, Atty for Plff.




Mrs. J. W. WILLIAMS is still suffering with rheumatism.

Capt. J. H. BEEBER will soon take up his residence in Rochester.

Hon. J. F. FROMM is regaining his strength and health quite rapidly.

DIED. -Jesse COPLEN, an old citizen, 71 years of age, died near Fulton on Wednesday. He received a paralytic stroke on Monday, causing his death at the time stated.

S. C. TABER, of Logansport, was in and about town several days this week paying taxes on the lands and town lots owned by him, and assisting in establishing the lines and boundaries of the Pottowattomie mill property purchased by LEITER & HICKMAN.

Joe SMITH has returned from an extended trip through Kansas. . .

J. F. NUTT, Marshal of the incorporated town of Kewanna was arraigned before Esquire WALLACE on Thursday and was fined and costed ten dollars for an assault upon A. RIMES. Kewanna must have a bad Nutt for a Marshal. . . He is a Nutt that needs cracking at the next election.

On Thursday evening of last week, at about 5 o’clock, the dwelling house on the old Peter CONGER farm, three miles southeast of Rochester, was destroyed by fire. . . Three women were in the house at the time the fire was discovered, one of which was a very aged lady who was sick and had to be carried out by her two attendants. . . It leaves Sam. CONGER, the occupant and farmer, in very destitute circumstances.

Miss Eva HASSLER, an accomplished young lady, formerly of this city, recently married at San Francisco, Cal. . .



The following persons have been chosen as Petit Jurors for the April term of the Circuit Court: Abel W. GRAHAM, John HAY, Sebastian GOSS, James T. GAINER, John P. BARNHART, Wm. H. CURTIS, Edwin PARTRIDGE, L. B. SLONAKER, William BRIGHT, John E. McCONNEHEY, John H. MILLER, William REEDER. . .


NEW WAGON AND BLACKSMITH SHOP. . . Having purchased the Wagon and Blacksmith shops, formerly known as the CRAVEN shops, you will find us ready to build new Wagons and Buggies, and do all kind of Repairing. . . Horse Shoeing upon a new and scientific principle is made a specialty. . . Silas THOMPSON, C. J. McMANAMAN. North end of Main St., Rochester, Ind.


LUMBER WANTED.  Good Walnut, Ash and Hickory-elm Lumber will be taken in exchange for all kinds of Furniture at V. ZIMMERMAN’s Furniture and Undertaking establishment.


(Sheriff’s Sale) John O. FARRALL, Wm. M. PURSELL and Wm. W. O. FARRALL vs James KELLY, Charles C. WHEELDON and John KELLY. . . I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, May 19th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the Estate of Benjamin HARTZOG, deceased, will sell at Public Sale, on Saturday, May 17th, 1879, at the late residence of the deceased 1/2 mile south of Walnut, Ind. [personal property]. . . Eli ROGERS, Administrator.


Saturday, May 3, 1879


The COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION met in the office of the Superintendent May 1, 1879. . . [names mentioned: E. MYERS, E. R. HENDRICKSON, Wayne township; D. LOUGH, Jr., Union; Isom R. NEW, Liberty; Jacob WHITTENBERGER, Henry; Moses NELLANS, Newcastle; John E. CATES, Rochester; W. A. DILLON, Richland; L. M. LOUGH, Aubbeenaubbee, and A. V. HOUSE, town of Rochester. . .




While at Chicago this week, J. S. CHAPIN made a purchase of a very fine Eb. Cornet, and from this time forth will be one of the leaders of EMRICK’S CORNET BAND. Jimmy [CHAPIN] is a good musician. . .

MARRIED. -Our townsman, Ben. HEILBRUN, was married at Eureka Hall, Cincinnati, on Tuesday evening of this week, to Miss Carrie EHRLICH, of that city. We find in the Enquirer a lengthy report of the grand affair from which we take the following extract: . . . simple and beautiful ritual of the Hebrew Church. . . The bride, a tall, handsomely-formed girl, with light hair and blue eyes (a decided blonde). . . The groom, a handsome young gentleman of twenty-six. . .

Ben HEILBRUN with his Cincinnati bride is expected home tonight. They will soon settle down to domestic bliss in the GOSS residence, on Pearl street.




A call for a Democratic convention to be held at the Court House on Thursday evening of this week for the purpose of nominating candidates for Corporation officers. . . called to order by J. S. SLICK, who was made Chairman and E. R. HERMAN, Secretary. . . for Trustee of the first ward. . . M. O. REES by acclamation. A contest in the second ward between Jesse JESSEN and Emanuel KRATZER resulted in the choice of the first named gentleman. In the third ward, James S. CHAPIN was chosen by acclamation. Horace KEWNEY, for Clerk, and Alvin ROBBINS for Treasurer, were also made the unanimous nominees. . . For Marshal, several candidates were presented, but the contest soon narrowed down to Joseph W. McKEE and Gustave KEMP. . . McKee being chosen by a majority of four out of the 79 votes cast.

[Resolutions presented by Dr. A. H. ROBBINS]




S. Y. GROVE is the lucky man; he is to build the new bridge across Yellow creek, near H. HAIMBAUGH’s.

A grand procession of GYPSIES passed through our Burg last Tuesday, bantering every one they met to trade horses.

H. H. WARD and wife made a flying trip to Roann, last Sunday. He lreturned on Monday and his wife followed on the Wednesday train.

Dr. J. H. SWIHART, the magnetic healer who humbugs the people out of their crutches, canes, aches and pains, has been spending a few days at Mr. MENTZGER’s, five miles east of here, and treating diseases of all kinds.




Mr. H. H. MOORE, of Rochester, paid our town a visit last week.

Work has commenced on Jerry LEITER’s new residence.

Mr. Chas. KILLMER has started a restaurant and meat market. Kewanna is well supplied with meat markets, this being the third one in town.

Kewanna has court semi-occasionally, Esquires APT and GRAHAM on the bench. They can try all kinds of cases, so don’t you go to Rochester, but patronize home industry.

Dr. E. L. FOSDICK’s numerous friends will be pleased to learn that he has got back from Michigan University, where he graduated this year. We believe he intends locating permanently at this place. . .

The last rendition of Red Riding Hood was given last Saturday evening. . . [names mentioned: Miss Tavia BLAIR, Miss Alice CLELAND, Mr. SMITH, Frankie HEINBURGER, Dan. FOGLE, Miss Sadie PHILLIPS, Miss Emma McKEE], who attracted unusual attention, although but about 12 years old. She sings like an individual with years of practice. . .


Dr. A. A. WARD, Physician and Surgeon, who has had many years experience in the profession, tenders his services to the citizens of Rochester and Fulton county. All calls attended day or night. Office in Commercial Block. Residence on North Jefferson street.




No Standard has been published in Rochester for fifteen years, yet mail matter addressed to that dead name is received every week. A good name and noble deeds live long.

Wm. VANVALKENBURG has sold his property in Tiosa and will go to Morgan county where it is probable he will engage in selling a patent feed cooker. Charley BUSH, a carpenter, takes possession of the property vacated by Van.

J. H. BEEBER and family are now pleasantly domiciled in their old home on the corner of Pearl and Madison streets. He will continue his business as mail distributor on the I. P. & C. R. between Indianapolis and Michigan City.

Ground was broken for the new brick business room to be put up by Jesse SHIELDS, adjoining the one now occupied by him, on Tuesday morning. When completed it will correspond in size and design with the one by the side of which it will be built.

GRAND JURY, [composed of James WARE, Dan. DANIELS, Henry HAIMBAUGH, V. C. CONN, John A. BARNETT and Robert WALTERS. . .]

Another change has taken place in the ownership of the ROCHESTER Elevators. Mr. S. H. HOUSTON, the former proprietor has sold his entire interest therein to O. T. LETCHER, of Bryan, Ohio, who will take charge of the same on Monday of next week. Mr. Houston and family will return to Mansfield, Ohio, where it is his intention to engage in horse dealing and promises to return to this county occasionally for the purpose of purchasing good horses. . .

A quartet of hale, hearty, well-met fellows left this place on Tuesday to delve in the rocks of Silver Cliff for the hidden treasures that are supposed to be there. J. B. ELLIOTT, Dan. FINLEY, Andy EDWARDS and Kline SHORE are by this time in the country where men grow suddenly rich or as rapidly sacrifice their all in uncertain speculations. Mr. ELLIOTT by an honest and faithful course of business, became comfortable fixed in life, but by a reversal of the wheel of fortune he lost all. He left his family and a host of warm friends who wish him great prosperity and a speedy return. Finley and Edwards also left families. Shore is a young man full of life land ambition and dependent only upon himself. . .

REPUBLICANS of the CORPORATION met in CONVENTION at the Court House last Saturday evening... [nominees... Trustees: 1st Ward, Perry SHORE; 2d Ward, L. S. EMRICK; 3d Ward, Charles JACKSON. Clerk: Charles K. PLANK. Treasurer: C. HOOVER. Marshal: F. M. REED.] BIBLER and several other good candidates before the convention were terribly slaughtered.




Last Saturday night after honest folks had retired for repose and await the ushering in of the bright Sabbath morn, some bad spirits with evil intent and an insatiate thirst for spirits in a liquid form, broke into the saloon of John EDWARDS and abstracted therefrom a considerable quantity of liquors of various kinds, including a six gallon cask of Stomach Bitters. The robbery was discovered at an early hour, and search instituted for the missing goods. A half gallon measure nearly full of wine was found concealed in COWGILL’s lumber yard. Some railroad men were engaged repairing the bridge across the race on Sunday morning, and one of the number was taken to the lumber pile land treated by Fred. KRATHWOHL, a blacksmith living at Fulton who had been in town on a “high lonesome” the day and night previous. He was arrested and given a preliminary examination, and although he strongly declared his innocence, the Justice thought there was sufficient evidence against him to hold him and accordingly sent him to jail to await his trial in the Circuit Court. Fred. has since given bond for his appearance but insists upon it that he had no hand in the burglary. No portion of the goods have been recovered except that found in the lumber yard.


A good boy from 7 to 10 years of age desiring to learn the candy manufacturing and confectionery business can get a permanent and profitable situation by applying to F. J. ADAMS, in Centennial Block.




DIED. -At Indianapolis, Ind., May 3d, 1879, Mrs. Mercy HOWARD, sister of Mrs. M. L. ESSICK, of this place. As the family of the deceased expected to make Rochester their future home the remains were brought here for interment. Mrs. Howard was in her 52d year. She was a faithful wife, a kind mother and a consistent Christian. She was a member of the Congregational church of Angola, Ind. Brief funeral services were conducted at the home of Hon. M. L. ESSICK, Tuesday, May 6th at 2 o’clock, P.M., by Rev. A. M. WORK.

Only a few weeks ago, Al. FINLEY and Charley STEIGLEITZ doubled teams on Al. WALLACE and gave him a pretty severe drubbing, closing one of his peepers and otherwise marring the beauty of his usually pretty face. Both the assailants appeared before a magistrate on their own motion, where Finley plead guilty to an assault and paid a fine, but inasmuch as the injured party was not notified of the pendency of the case, exceptions were taken to the action of the Justice and the case appeared in the Circuit Court when a nolle prosequi was entered as to Steigleitz and Finley was tried and fined one cent and costs, amounting to $18. Wallace is now in the toils for enticing the trouble and other alleged misdemeanors. All are young men who ought to occupy their time to a better adavantage than in street broils.

Several fine blooded horses are now in this county, the last being purchased by Dr. JOHNSON and Frank DILLON, of Akron. They are now the owners of the celebrated trotting stallion, Col. Knox, a very fine horse, only four years old, with a good record.

CORPORATION ELECTION. . .(For Trustee) 1st Ward: Perry M. SHORE, 230; Milton O. REES, 204. 2d Ward: Levi S. EMRICK, 261; Jesse JESSEN, 176. 3d Ward: James S. CHAPIN, 222; Charles JACKSON, 213. (For Clerk): Charles K. PLANK, 244; Horace KEWNEY, 194. (For Treasurer): Christian HOOVER, 246; Alvin L. ROBBINS, 196. (For Marshal): Frank M. REID, 274; Joseph W. McKEE, 163.




KEWANNA has a lady barber.

PATENT MEDICINE MEN are on the go; several struck this place during the week.

Jim RHODES has gone to Winamac to look after a job. Jim is a first-class architect and will give good satisfaction.

DIED. -Saturday, May 3d, a young child of Mr. Wilson BROUGH, aged about 7 months. This makes the third death from the same house in the last two months - the other two being children of Mr. KILLMER.

On last Thursday evening, a party of young folks had a very pleasant time at Miss Jessie SPARKS’ birthday party. . .


(Ditch Notice) Hartman and Newell Ditch, in Rochester and Henry Tps. Notice is hereby given that Wesley HARTMAN and Robert NEWELL, of Henry Township. . . filed their petition in Commissioners’ Court. . . appointed Viewers who have located a Ditch as prayed for upon the following lroute, to-wit: [described] The whole length of said ditch is 17,700 feet. . . construction of lsaid ditch will affect lands. . . owned by. . .: ---- RUNKLE, Wesley HARTMAN, Robert NEWELL, John MILLER, Jacob ROUCH Estate, Abraham NICODEMUS, William MASTELLAR, Henry KISSINGER, Eli LAWRENCE, Owen EBI, R. KOFFEL, R. SWISHER, Thomas C. MOORE, D. R. P. OWENS, Charles BROKAW, Wm. ALSPAUGH, J. MILLOW, Clarissa WOOD, Wm. H. WOOD Estate, George MOORE, Wm. DAUGHERTY, Mary A. PECK, Eliza RUSSELL, J. C. THOMPSON, Joseph WHITTENBERGER, John CALENTINE, David STEPHEY, John CLAYTON and E. GARDNER. Fulton County will also be benefitted by drainage of County roads. . . this 9th day of May, 1879. Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Ind.




Stone masons are at work on the foundation for SHIELDS’ business room.

Wm. HENDRICKS has purchased the notion and stationery stand at the post office from Mr. SHOEMAKER, and will make large additions to the stock.

 Mrs. Charles RICHEY started for Denver, Co., on Wednesday, to join her husband. If there are not too many colored men seen on the way, she may get there.

C. J. STRADLEY, Express Agent and Justice of the Peace, has united his offices and located both in the old post office building which has been fitted up to answer both purposes very well.

Soda foundains are all in running order. The one presided over by PLANK & CHINN, at the Academy of Music drug store gives forth a very refreshing beverage.

“Doctor” AULT, the big medicine man and “Dr.” ROBBINS, his partner, have removed their laboratory for the manufacture of patent medicines from the Ernsperger building to rooms in the Citizen’s Block.

Billy DEARDORFF’s fine bay team, attached to a two-horse wagon, came dashing down Madison street Wednesday. . . when nearly opposite the jail and undertook to climb a fair sized maple tree. . . No damage was done except the barking of the maple from the ground to the highest limb.

DIED. -Mrs. [Peter] CONGER, an aged lady living two miles southeast from Rochester, died on Wednesday. Her funeral took place on Thursday, the services being conducted at the Baptist church. She was the wife of the late Peter CONGER, and has suffered long and severely. Only a short time since her dwelling was burned, and the excitement incident upon such an occasion in which it was necessary to carry her from her bed out of the burning building, probably hastened her death. She was regarded as a very estimable old lady.

MARRIED. -Mr. B. B. COLLINS and Miss Lucy M. CALLAWAY were married by Rev. F. M. RULE, Thursday afternoon.

-At Mr. H. GINTHER’s, near Leiters Ford, Ind., May 4th, 1879, by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS, Mr. H. GEISINGER, formerly of Rochester and Miss Malinda GINTHER, of Leiters Ford. . .

An alarm of fire last evening at six o’clock, was occasioned by a blaze in LINKENHELT’s summer kitchen.


(Ditch Notice) Spohn and Ward Ditch, in Rochester Township. Notice is hereby given that J. C. SPOHN and Wm. A. WARD of Rochester Township. . . filed their petition in Commissioners’ Court. . . Viewers who were appointed have located a ditch upon a route described as follows, to-wit: [described]. . . The construction of said ditch will affect lands situate in Fulton county. . . owned by persons whose names are as follows: Samuel MECHLING, George J. ZACHMAN, William A. WARD, ---- CARR, Peter DILLMAN, Jonathan CLAY Estate, John H. JAMES, Sidney KEITH, Lewis J. BROWN, COURTER & ROGERS, Jacob C. SPOHN and Stephen C. TABER. . .  . . this 9th day of May, 1879.  Chas W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Ind.


(Ditch Notice) Robbins and Walters Ditch, in Rochester Township. Notice is hereby given that Cyrus H. ROBBINS, John WALTERS et al of Rochester tp. . . filed their petition in the Commissioners’ Court. . . Viewers who were appointed have located a Ditch as follows, to-wit [described]. . . The construction of said ditch will affect lands  situate in Fulton County. . . owned by persons whose names are as follows: Samuel HEFFLY, John WALTERS, Henry EARL, H. W. MANN Estate, C. H. ROBBINS, Emil HUDWALKER, L. & C. WEBER, S. M. CONGER, Benjamin and Susan PATTEN, James PYLE, Lois ABBOTT, Michael FREECE, Mary CLAY, P. WEBER, A. McBRIDE, S. WEBER, James W. MACKEY, Isaiah WALKER, Calvin VanTRUMP, John PYLE, James W. PYLE, Elizabeth ELAM, Robert M. SRADER, William S. LYNCH, ---- WEBER, Isaac LAWRENCE, Joseph MEDSKER, Charles H. SMITH, William ASHTON Estate, John B. NILES and William H. GREEN; Rochester Township will also be benefitted by drainage of public roads. . . this 9th day of May, 1879.  Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Ind.


(Ditch Notice) Dillon and Cowan Ditch, in Richland Township. Notice is hereby given that O. P. DILLON and Joseph COWAN of Richland Township. . . filed their petition in the Commissioners’ Court. . . Viewers were appointed. . . located the ditch petitioned for as follows, to-wit: [described]. . . The construction of said ditch will affect lands in Fulton County. . . owned by the following named persons: Oliver P. DILLON, William COWAN, Joseph COWAN, Jr., William TRIBBETT, Joseph COWAN, Sen., Jonas BIDDINGER, Henry COOPER, Joseph CULBERTSON, James COWAN and Robert ANDERSON. Richland Township will also be benefitted by drainage of public roads. . . this 6th day of May, 1879.  Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County.



(Application for License). . . to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors. . . on the lower floor in the brick building situated on the east half of the west half of the east half of lot number 73, new plat of the town of Rochester. . . Andrew J. CARR, Applicant.




John WHITTENBERGER, of Peru, well known in this county, is unfortunate in the loss of his children by death. Another of them died this week.

Mrs. J. M. EACOCK, who made so many friends here during her visit to Mrs. RULE’s last winter, and Miss HADLEY, a sister of Mrs. J. G. COOK, have been spending a few days as guests of the last named lady.




Mr. Morrow HENDLES feels very proud because it’s a boy.

Mr. & Mrs. Taylor BENNETT of Monticello are visiting friends at this place.

Work has commenced on the brick yard. Several thousand brick have been moulded this week.

Mr. J. A. SMITH was called home on last Saturday evening by a telegram announcing the severe illness of his mother.

DIED. -Saturday, May 10th, Mr. John FOX, aged 63 years. The subject of this sketch was born in Berks County, Pa., in 1815, and moved to this county in 1856. He was married twice, his first companion being Mary HITTLE, whom he married in 1841, land who died in 1856. The fruits of this union was seven children. In 1862, he married a second time, the lady being Mrs. Sarah ANDERSON, who with the children of his first marriage, survive him. He united with the German Reformed church in his youth, and was a constant member until 1862, when he united with the M.E. church, of this place, in which he was a zealous worker. He was a man strictly honest in the widest sense, and loved and admired by all who knew him. In his death the county loses an honest citizen, his friends a generous neighbor, and his family a kind and indulgent husband and father.

MARRIED. -April 29th, in White county, Mr. Phineas BENNETT, of this place to Miss Mollie JOHNSON, of White county. After spending a couple of weeks among friends in White county, Mr. Bennett returned to this place with his accomplished bride, on last Friday evening. Mrs. H. PHILLIPS gave the happy couple a grand reception. Their palatial residence was a flood of light from basement to garret and numberous guests filled the parlors and thronged the halls and balconies. . .

Joe BEEBER is on the streets again much improved in health.

The street sprinkler is determined to keep the dust down.

Perry DAVIS is out on a Gypsy horse trading expedition. He can make as much chin music as any of the boys.

Mrs. E. E. SMITH, mother of Mrs. F. M. RULE, returned from a visit among friends in Tippecanoe county.

M. O. REES has sold out his furniture establishment to C. HOOVER and quit the business.. .

L. CUFFEL & SON are undertakers and dealers in furniture at Lincoln, Ind.  . . .

Mrs. Nate SMYTHE, of Lafayette, is on her annual visit to our city, and is the guest of the Wallace House.

A suit between Brady and Ad. SIBERT, brothers, for the possession of an old buggy was determined by trial before Justice STRADLEY and a competent jury, in favor of Brady, the elder brother.

M. C. PHILLIPS, a Democrat of the highest order, is to be appointed Master of the postoffice at Blue Grass, in Wayne township. His qualifications for the position are good, lwhile his conveniences for keeping the office in a small town, such as Marshtown, are excellent, and for that reason the appointment is urged upon him.

A report reached here from Silver Cliff, Col., that John MILLER, a young man who left here a short time ago, was dangerously ill. His mother, Mrs. Obed ALLEN, true to her love and devotion for her absent and sick boy, set out on the long journey to be present at the bedside of her son to offer such words of hope and consolation, and perform such acts of kindness as only a mother can bestow. She had scarcely made half the trip when a letter was received stating that he had left Silver Cliff and was then at work at Cannon City. He probably had a severe fit of home-sickness and wanted to see his mother, but it was cruel to give his aged mother such a long and hard journey to satisfy his longings for her presence. He had better come back and anchor himself near his mother’s cupboard door.

GRAVEL ROADS are now absorbing the attention of some of our most active business men and farmers. It is now proposed to build a pike extending from the Corporation line on the north to the Tippecanoe River. . .

Center, in Richland township, is becoming quite a trading point. A blacksmith shop has just been started for the accommodation of the public, and with the establishment of a post-office there, other business enterprises will be engaged in.

The four fellows who recently left Rochester to carve out their fortunes at Silver Cliff, Co., have reached their destination and found profitable employment. J. B. ELLIOTT and Dan. FINLEY have opened a boarding house and have a large and well paying patronage. Kline SHORE is making himself useful behind a dry goods county, while Andy EDWARDS is prospecting among the mines and is confident that he will “strike it far.”

Wm. FERGUSON has been deputized as a constable for this township.

DIED. -Lewis WAGNER, one of the numerous sons of Solomon WAGNER, Sr., died on Wednesday. He lived four miles northeast of town, and his funeral occurred on Thursday. The deceased was about 28 years of age.

Mrs. Wm. REX, at Kewanna, is dangerously ill, and it is thought she cannot recover. The friends at this place were summoned to her bedside yesterday.

The ROCHESTER MARBLE WORKS, opposite the Commercial Block, have just erected two fine monuments, one for W. F. CARTER, of our town, land one for J. NORMAN, of Miami County, Ind.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Alvin C. ELLIOTT vs Thomas C. CARTER and George W. STOCKTON. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, June 9th, 1879. . . Lot number four hundred and thirty-two (432) in Lyon and Kendrick’s addition to the town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Indiana.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Mahitiable CRUMM vs Joseph JACKSON. . . I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, the 9th day of June, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County.  ESSICK & HOLMAN, Attys for Plff.


LOST COW. A red cow, 8 years old [described], strayed from my residence, six miles southwest of Rochester. . . M. C. BROWN, Rochester, Ind.





CHANGED HANDS.  George LUCAS has purchased the Bakery formerly conducted by Ed. ECKELBERGER, and will continue the business at the old stand, opposite the Court House, next to Balcony building. . . In connection with the Bakery . . . lunch room . . . Confectioneries and a Soda Fountain . . .




Charley BEERY has started out a huckster wagon, with Elmore SHELT conductor.

Prof. W. F. STRONG soon goes to Cincinnati to attend the Musical College, which is under the directorship of the world-renouned Theodore THOMAS.

The weary traveler and agents of every business never fail to stop and enjoy the hospitality of our jovial landlord, Andy STRONG, under whom the hotel is managed.

F. F. DILLON’s carriage business has outgrown the former facilities of manufacturing, and he has added another new building which greatly adds to the convenience of business.

Rev. John ALLMAN, by the last session of Conference, was placed on the Akron ministerial circuit. . .

Wm. BITTERS, Esq., has commenced operations on his brickyard. One hundred thousand will be moulded and burnt by July. The brick in quality will excel those made in previous years.

The Trustee is building a new brick school house on the site of the old STATEN school house. The old one has been moved to one side to serve the purpose of a wood house. .

Mr. L. G. GREENLEY and Son, together with their families have located among us. Mr. Greenley and Son formerly hailed from Mechanicsburg, Henry county, this state, where they were many years engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes. . .


Young men in Peru or elsewhere, will find it to their interest to subscribe for Bob WALLACE’s pocket hand book, a “Matrimonial Reporter,” which is being written for publication. It will embrace the territory of northern Indiana, and contain all necessary information regarding the marriageable ladies whose names are only reported by given characters and numbers. As Bob knows everybody in the district subscribed, there is no doubt but that his “Reporter” will “echo” the facts.


Saturday, May 25, 1879


DIED. -Mrs. P. M. BOZARTH, living just west of town, died Tuesday morning. Her remains were deposited in the old cemetery by the side of a number of her children who preceded her across the dark river.

Mrs. MANN is contemplating the building of a brick business room on the corner of Main and Washington streets. It is a desirable corner and should be adorned with a good large building.




Mr. ANDERSON living west of this place is building a fine farm residence.

A new school house is being built near Mr. Joseph SLICK’s, north of town.

We understand Mr. James BUCHANAN’s barn was destroyed by fire a few days ago.

The partnership existing between Drs. ROGERS and HOWELL has been dissolved by mutual consent, each wil go it alone again.

Kewanna was well represented in Indianapolis this week. Arch HUDKINS attending the Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F. and H. B. APT the subordinate Lodge, while Jerry LEITER and P. S. TROUTMAN were delegates to the Prohibition Convention.

DIED. -In Wayne Township, on Thursday, May 15th, an aged lady by the name of WASSON. No particulars of age or cause of death.

-On the same day an infant of Mr. John FOUNER’s.

-On Friday, May 16th, Mollie [REX], wife of our townsman, Mr. Wm. REX, aged 28 years. They had been married but a few months, ‘ere death came to break their earthly joys.

-On Saturday, May 18th, Lillie May [CANNON], daughter of Mr. Joseph CANNON, aged 9 years. Lillie was a bright child and beloved by all her associates.




We clip the following from the Plain Dealer, published at Pewamo, Mich., the former home of Dr. A. A. WARD, who has recently located in Rochester:

There was an immense turn out at the Depot to bid Dr. A. A. WARD and family, a reluctant good bye.




M. V. COPLEN is planting seventy-five acres of corn this spring.

Wm. FISHER is erecting a new dwelling in the southeast part of town, and Henry WINDBIGLER in the northeast.

DIED. -On Friday morning of last week, Nellie E. [GROVE], daughter of Oscar and Amanda GROVE, aged two years.

Polk STARNER was “son struck” on last Monday, but he is now able to be at his usual avocation, and the rest of the folks are as well as could be expected.

G. H. GROVES will start for Colorado on the second of June, to look after his mines and try and make his fortune among the mountains. This will make his third trip in three years past.

H. H. WARD is well pleased with his birthday present. A very nice armchair was presented to him by his mother and wife. . .


(Sheriff’s Sale) John F. ANGERMAN vs Charles and Eliza RICHEY. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, June 16th, 1879. . . A part of lot number twenty-six (26) old plat of the town of Rochester [described]. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.




Pat MURPHY made a trip to Eaton, Ohio, this week to visit his mother.

STREET WORK has commenced. The pick and shovel brigade is out every day.

Billy ARNOLD, formerly of Akron, now a resident of Columbiana county, Ohio, was in the city on Monday.

DIED. -Mrs. Robert NEWELL, living a few miles southeast of Rochester, died last Sunday, after suffering a long time with consumption.

-Mrs. Mollie [BRUGH] REX, wife of Wm. REX, died at Kewanna last Friday. They were a young couple that had been married but a few months, and were starting out upon life with bright prospects and joyous anticipations for the future. She was formerly a Miss  [Mollie] BRUGH, well known in Rochester, and belonged to a family of several sisters, all greatly attached to each other, and upon whom her sudden death fell a crushing weight.

Four persons were received into membership with the Presbyterian church last Sunday - Mrs. SPERRY, her two daughters and Mrs. WESTFALL.

Billy MOON has returned from his western trip. He reports having left his brother Sidney [MOON] at Kansas City, engaged at painting, with plenty of work to do. Billy came back to see his wife, whom he married the evening previous to his departure, two months or more ago.

Work on the ARTESIAN WELL was begun more than a year ago, and two unsuccessful efforts have been made to drive or bore the well a sufficient depth to find a stream that would flow. After a suspension of work for several months, Mr. HOPKINS, the manager of the well, returned yesterday and has resumed the work with a determination of making it a success. At all events it is his intention to sink the shaft 300 feet which will be 200 feet lower than he has yet been able do do. We are yet hopeful that Rochester will have a flowing well.

A new gravel roof is being put on the ROCHESTER FOUNDRY  and MACHINE SHOPS. . . The whole establishment will soon come into the possession of Gus. MEISCH.

Frank TERRY has gone to Denver, Col., on a tour of inspection. If the surroundings please him, he will probably locate there and engage in the practice of law.

Col. K. G. SHRYOCK’s 68th birthday anniversary occurred on Thursday of this week. The Col. is rapidly reaching the sunset of life, but he retains much of his youthful strength and vigor, and is still on the up grade in mental power. He has plenty of physical strength and mental ability to give his Republican competitors a lively tussel for the nomination for Congress in this district. He is an old veteral in the Republican party, and if he sets out for the nomination, the prospects for success we regard as quite flattering.

Business in Justice WALLACE’s Court last Sunday, was unusually brisk. Josiah BOWERS, for an assault on the editor of the Spy, was fined and costed $15.10. John KERN, for drawing a revolver and threatening to “blow a hole” through somebody, was fined one dollar and costs, amounting to about $15. Each well deserved the punishment they received. Assaults are very common, but not much more so than the use of the revolver. . .

E. S. BARNES, of Sturgis, Mich., is in the city looking after the collection of some old claims he left standing here years ago.

Mrs. Mattie METCALFE, nee SPOTTS, of Indianapolis, formerly of this place, is spending a week or two among her relatives and numerous friends of this city


LOST. A gents watch charm or locket, on Thursday evening, between Central and Wallace Houses. . . Chas. POWNER.




Francis Fernando DILLON is the name of the gentleman whose enterprise is pushing forward the carriage business to a great extent in Akron.

Tin Tinker ONSTOTT has a contract for making patent washing machines of the HICKMAN pattern . . .

John W. DUNLAP, who for the last four years has been in the mercantile business at Silver Lake, but recently retired by force of circumstances, and going to Kansas on a prospecting tour, has returned. Mr. Dunlap while in Kansas purchased five hundred acres of the best farming lands in the State. He soon returns to permanently locate.

Mr. Matthew YEAGLEY has retired after many years in the business of wagon and carriage maker, in which he has been successful, having accumulated sufficient means, to go it easy on the down grade in life. Mr. Yeagley is now fitting up his shop building for a mercantile business room with shelving and counters. But who is going to occupy it, no one knowns.


(Notice of Administration) . . . Wm. McMAHAN appointed Administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth STINSON, late of Fulton County, deceased. . .


Saturday, May 31, 1879


We learn that Messrs George W. RHODES, Architects and builders, of Rochester, Indiana, think of locating in this city. . . Mr. Geo. W. Rhodes is one of the most experienced practical builders and contractors in Indiana. His son, James H. RHODES, is a graduate of the famous Stephens Institute of Architects. They will be prepared to furnish plans and specifications and detailed drawings for all buildings, from the smallest office to the largest Court House or State building. . .  - WabashPlain Dealer


Fulton County is now supremely happy . . .  . . . now comes the Prohibitionists and selects as their candidate for State Auditor, our own fellow citizen of this county, Jeremiah LEITER.




Dr. FOSDICK visited his father at Butler, Ind., this week.

Eli LEITER has moved to his farm west of town. . .

We omitted to mention last week that Mr. Phineas BENNETT has commenced housekeeping. He occupies a part of H. PHILLIPS’ house, on Main street.

Mr. FARRENBAUGH, living west of town, has his large barn nearly completed.




Bloomingsburg still gaining ground; it now supports three Business Houses instead of two. F. P. WAUGH, of Rochester, makes the third party. . .

Miss Hattie SAMUELS, of Roann, is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. H. WARD, of Bloomingsburg.

Philip [BAUGHER], brother of W. H. BAUGHER, our village wagon-maker is now working in the same shop and they are turning out new work almost daily.

Emanuel STOCKBERGER is just finishing the BAUGHER & NEFF paint shop. They have several new wagons and buggies ready to be painted.

Dr. S. R. FISH complains of it being distressingly healthy at the present. . .


(Sheriff’s Sale) Henry H. WARD vs Adam  MASSENA and Elizabeth MASSENA. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, June 23d, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.




JOHN ROBINSON’S CIRCUS on the 9th of June.

Ben HEILBRUN bought 3,000 pounds of wool in one day this week.

Miss Chell COUDEN, of Michigan City, is visiting here as the guest of Mrs. F. M. RULE.

Brick from the NORRIS kilns have been arriving this week for the building of the SHIELDS business room.

Cal. VanTRUMP has been relieved of the duties of juryman in one of the Indianapolis Courts by the adjournment of the Court.

DIED. -Mr. John SQUIRES, aged 73 years, died at the family residence near Mt. Zion, Saturday, May 24th, and was buried in the Mt. Zion cemetery on Sabbath day at 2 o’clock P.M. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. A. M. WORK.

-Samuel ALSPACH, an old citizen of this county living mid-way between this place and Akron, was buried Friday of last week.[14]

A change in the proprietorship of the CENTRAL HOUSE will take place tomorrow. Lon. RANNELLS, one of the present proprietors retires, and his place will be supplied by his father, R. N. RANNELLS. The house will henceforth be under the control of the Senior Rannels and George EDWARDS. . . Lon, we understand is going to study medicine. . .

MARRIED. -At the residence of Elias SHRIVER, by the Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER, David SHRIVER to Miss Juliet BEAR, both of Henry township.

-Dr. Laban REEVES, of Cincinnati, was united in marriage to Mrs. Nancy A. RUDOLPH, of Logansport, Ind., Friday evening, May 23d, at 9 o’clock P.M., at the Central House in this place. Rev. A. M. WORK performed the ceremony. . .

Jesse SHIELDS built the first brick business house in Rochester in 1868. He is now putting up another which is the last one to this date. Just think of it! Eleven years ago all the business of ROCHESTER was done in small wooden buildings. Now we have forty-five as handsome brick business houses as are to be found in almost any city. Then we had no brick residences; now they are dotted all about town. All this in eleven years. Who can tell what the future of Rochester will be when we get a great east and west railroad.

The Sentinel office is a little lonesome and somewhat out of joint over the departure of Mr. H. F. LINCOLN who has been foreman of the news department for two years. He has been contemplating a trip to the west for some time and on Thursday he started for Omaha where he expects to secure a position in one of the offices of the land department connected with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad. . .


BOARDING.  I have excellent accommodations for a few day or week boarders. . . Apply at my residence, corner of South and Jefferson streets.  -Mrs. SCHOULDER.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Allen W. HOLEMAN vs Henry BRYAN, Lucinda BRYAN, Mary SEIBERT, William SEIBERT, Rebecca FETDERLING, Samuel FETDERLING, Betsy TROXEL and William TROXEL. . . I will expost at Public Sale. . . Monday, June 23d, 1879. . . [real estate described]. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Allen W. HOLEMAN vs Lucinda BRYAN, Henry BRYAN, Mary SEIBERT. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, June 23d, 1879. . . [real estate described]. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.





(Sheriff’s Sale) Benjamin F. KIRBY vs Henry BRYAN and Lucinda BRYAN. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 23d day of June, 1879. . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.


(Notice of Administration). . . George A. GRUPP appointed Administrator of the Estate of John FOX, late of Fulton County, deceased. . .


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the Estate of John FOX, late of Fulton County, Ind., deceased, will sell at Public Auction, at the late residence of the decedent, 2-1/2 miles west of Kewanna, on Saturday, June 21st, 1879 [personal property]. . . George A. GRUPP, Administrator.


(Notice to Non-Residents). . . Allen W. HOLEMAN vs Charles C. WHEELDON & McKliff LOUDERBACK. . . affidavitthat said Defendant, Charles C. Wheeldon is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 19th day of May, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


Saturday, June 7, 1879




Mr. W. P. CARPENDER, of Butler, Ind., has been visiting Dr. FOSDICK the past week.

Mr. Arch HUDKINS has broke ground for his brick residence.

GRAHAM & HENDRICKSON, dealers in hardware, have dissolved the partnership heretofore existing between them. Mr. Hendrickson retires from the business.

Kewanna had a first-class fight on Tuesday. The combatants, Will REX and Chas. KILLMER were have a civil suit before Esq. APT. , and out of the adjusting grew the fight. Mr. Killmer came out second best besides being fined for assault.

Sheriff WARD was in town a few days ago after Willie CHINETH who ran away from the House of Refuge at Plainfield. The Sheriff came to take him back to that place.




One of James MEREDITH’s children is quite sick with bone erysipelas. The seat of the disease is near one of the ankles, and it was so bad that the leg had to be lanced.

Gilbert GROVE started for Colorado on Monday last. A number of parties around here are talking of going West, but Iowa, Missouri and Kansas are their objective points.

When harvest is over, Holmes Q. TIPTON is going to take up the line of march and cast his fortunes beyond the Mississippi on the prairies of the Hawkeye state.

Miss Minnie STRADLEY teaches at the Grove school; Miss Clary ORR at Sixteen; G. W. TIPTON at Windfall or No. 9; a Miss ROWLEY at Barkman; Miss Emma ORR at Dover; Miss BLACKETOR is teaching the Bloomingsburg school.

The Sunday school is in full blast at the SYCAMORE CHAPEL . . . There are schools also at the Barkman school house and Yellow Creek. . .

A few weeks ago the house of Mr. David BECHTELHEIMER caught fire while the family was getting breakfast, and was entirely consumed.

Henry BARKMAN has ceased to drive the huckster wagon for the firm at Big Foot, and now “Ren” COPLEN manipulates the lines over that ancient institution.

Geo. TIPTON, Sr. and Isaac C. TIPTON the blacksmith, met with rather a serious accident a few days ago. While driving a team of colts, they were both thrown from the running gears of the wagon one hind wheel passed over Isaac’s head and neck and hurt him pretty severely.




Jacob SHOUP, of Monterey, was in the city this week.

A. C. ELLIOTT has returned from his Kansas excursion.

A new residence is to be erected on Pontiac street which will be occupied by Jay SHIELDS.

MARRIED. -George B. ROBBINS and Arrabella BLACKETOR were married at the residence of the bride’s mother, south of town, on last Saturday, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

We are under obligations to Paul DORSCH and Ed. ZOOK for a fry of fine bass caught at Lake Manitau. . .

At a meeting of the township trustees held on Monday, Mr. Enoch MYERS was unanimously elected Superintendent of the county schools for another term. . .

Sheriff WARD arrested Amos PERKINS, of Newcastle township on Wednesday on an indictment found by the grand jury at its last session. Said Perkins is said to have come into unlawful possession of a certain brindle cow, the owner of which is unknown. He was brought to town and in default of bail he was put in jail. Perkins has the reputation of being quite a “crook.” Last winter he became the proprietor of an amateur minstrel company, known as the “Johnson Minstrels” and that act of itself, unsustained by any other charges ought to be sufficient to give him a term in the penitentiary.

A petition will be presented to the Board of town Trustees at its next meeting for the opening of the west end of Washington street. We hope it will meet with favor and that an effort will be made for the opening of numerous other streets and alleys that are now closed. There are a few privileged persons who have been farming streets and alleys long enough and we would like to have them opened. . .

We have been requested to fully ventilate the disgraceful proceedings that were enacted in the south end of town in which Ed. B. CHINN and Mrs. LOCKE, a woman of notorious bad character were the principal actors and cause of the family disturbances; also the much talked about SHOEMAKER-SWISHER case. Both of these cases are too dirty and filthy for publication, and would only by relished by those who can feast upon scandal. We promise this, however, that unless the parties mentioned do not deport themselves in the future more in accordance with the laws of good society and the morals of the town, we shall not hesitate to expose their bad conduct, however nauseating it may be to the public.

Lon RANNELLS will soon go to Medaryville to engage in the practice of medicine.

About the happiest man in town is Rev. A. M. WORK, all occasioned by his wife presenting him a fine boy last Sunday. It being the first born he had to give it his entire attention and in that he was aided by Rev. N. L. LORD who filled his pulpit for him on Sunday evening.

MARRIED. -Mr. and Mrs. J. P. MYERS attended the wedding of their brother Byron, which occurred at Bunker Hill on Wednesday. The many friends of Byron at this place extend their congratulations and hope that the KANE he has selected may be a comfort and pleasant support through a long life of unalloyed happiness.

David GOLDSMITH has removed his grocery stock from the east end of the Citizens Block to near the west end, and is selling all kind of groceries and notions cheaper than ever. Call on him if you want bargains.


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Hiram CARUTHERS vs Henry G. MILLER & George M. SARGENT. . . affidavit that said Defendant, Henry G. Miller, is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 5th day of June, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Luella BRAMAN vs James W. BRAMAN. . . affidavit that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 27th day of ;May, 1879.  William Newcomb, Clerk.


(Sheriff’s Sale) William McMAHAN, Admr. of James DAVIS, deceased, vs Jacob SMITH and Charles JACKSON administrators of Azariah GIFFIN, James B. GIFFIN, Carrie GIFFIN and Alfred A. McQUERN. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, June 30th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton county. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County.


Saturday, June 14, 1879




A meeting for the purpose of arranging for lthe celebration of the 4th of July was called at the Court House last Saturday evening. . . referred to a committee: C. CALKINS, V. ZIMMERMAN, R. C. WALLACE, Julius ROWLEY and W. H. MATTINGLY.


A Pleasant Surprise.  [surprise party on Dr. C. HECTOR last Tuesday evening, celebrating thirty years of practice, having started in Wayne county, Ind.. .  His wife, son and daughter arranged it. . . Presentation speech by Dr. HILL]

Benjamin VAWTER has been appointed by the County Commissioners, Constable for Rochester township.

Henceforth PAUPERS in the various townships of the county who have been receiving regular supplies from the township trustees, will be required to take up their residence at the POOR HOUSE if they expect further aid from the public. . .




Mr. J. Q. STEVENS, of Rochester, spent one night in our town last week.

Mrs. ELTHROPE, of Chicago, is visiting at the BLAIR HOUSE.

John HURD and John CALVIN south of this place sheared 75 sheep in 4 hours one day last week. . .

Harry APT has moved in STREET’s new residence on west Main street.

Mr. BROADSWORD, the recent purchaser of a part interest in the mill at this place, has arrived and expects to move his family here soon.

MARRIED. -On Monday eve, June 9, at the residence of Esq. GRAHAM, Mr. Isaac WOLF to Miss Anna DEIPERT.


(Notice to Contractors). . . sealed proposals will be received at the Auditor’s office. . . until. . . Monday, June 30th, 1879, for the building of two stone abutments for a bridge over Mill Creek, on the Warsaw road, near Rochester. . . Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.


(Notice to Bridge Builders) Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, Indiana, at the Auditor’s office, up to... Wednesday, July 30th, 1879, for the construction of a Bridge over Tippecanoe River, at Plantz’ Ford.. . . Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, F.C.




Hacks running to the lake are doing a good business.

Mrs. MORROW, of New Castle, is the guest of Mrs. Frank SHIELDS.

The brick work on the SHIELDS business house is completed.

Joseph HARDING, a first-class farmer near town has 20 acres of growing wheat that will average five feet in height, is all well filled and will give an enormous yield.

From the Huntington News we learn that five car loads of iron for the narrow gauge railroad have arrived in that city, and that a fine coach and several flat cars are on the way, and probably received by this time.

Misses Tella and Trudie LYON are visiting near Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Andrew J. CARR was granted a license by the County Commissioners to retail liquors in the Citizens’ Block.

Mrs. METCALFE, from Indianapolis, who has been the guest of Mrs. L. S. EMRICK for the past few weeks, returned to her home Thursday.

At a meeting of the Board of town Trustees held last Tuesday evening, Clark S. HICKMAN was chosen as a member of the Board of School Trustees of Rochester to supply the place made vacant by the expiration of Rev. N. L. LORD’s term. . . The present Board of school Trustees now includes J. DAWSON, A. V. HOUSE and C. C. HICKMAN. . .

MARRIED. -June 2, 1879, at the Evangelical parsonage, in Rochester, Ind., by D. J. PONTIUS, Mr. Finley S. HENDRIX and Ella EVANS, both of this city. . .

At last the difficulties about the ownership of the EXCELSIOR foundry and machine shops have been adjusted and said institution is now in successful operation under the management of F. M. ASHTON. The entire establishment is now in possession of Mr. Charles NIX, of Chicago.

Willis GLAZE and David ROSS have the material on the ground for the building of a new foundry and machine shop. It is to be erected on the vacant lot just north of the Empire Mill, and they expect to have it in operation within a very few weeks. It is to be a wooden structure. . .

We have been shown a specimen of wool clipped from a sheep owned by Taylor JEFFRIES. It is of great length and of a very fine quality. He is raising a new variety of sheep, called the Cochin, which are said to be good wool producers.


(Notice of Administration). . . Wickliff S. LOUDERBACK appointed Administrator of the Estate of Jesse COPLEN, late of Fulton county, deceased.

Saturday, June 21, 1879




If anyone dies in KEWANNA it will be their own fault, for there are six doctors in town.

Mr. Geo. HEIMBERGER has disposed of his carpenter shop to Mr. STREET.

Prof. CUNNINGHAM, of Portland, is spending a few days in this place, and Mrs. SHAFFER and her daughter Mary [SHAFFER] are visiting at Mr. ROBBINS’.


(Dissolution) Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of CONNER & CALKINS, as attorneys at law, was on the 16th day of June, by mutual consent dissolved. . . Mr. Conner will remain in the office heretofore occupied by the firm, and Mr. Calkins will select an office soon.  I. CONNER, E. CALKINS.  June 16, 1879.




Rev. HERSHEY preaches at Opera Hall tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock. You are invited to attend.

Dr. A. M. SHIELDS has returned from Louisville, Ky., where he has been a student in a medical college for several months past.

Mrs. Lyman BRACKETT and Miss Minnie BRACKETT have gone to spend the heated season in the mountains of Vermont.

Dr. Ed. HORTON, formerly of this place but now practicing at Bluffton, Ind., has been in town this week visiting his numerous friends.

EMRICK’s band has an invitation to engage in a band contest to be held at Bourbon on the 4th of July. The highest prize offered is fifty dollars.

Will REX is progressing finely with the work of putting in the masonry for the new iron bridge across the Tippecanoe River, at Plantz’ Ford. He has a large force of work and it will soon be ready to receive the iron.

Dr. Lon RANNELLS has gone to Medaryville to engage in the practice of medicine with his brother who has been located there for some time. . .

A. B. SIBERT has sold out his bakery and confectionery stand to Sam. SWARTWOOD and Ed. ECKLEBERGER who will continue the business at the old stand. Sibert is about to start another boat landing and pleasure resort on the east bank of the lake.

 Abe SAMUELS, a young man formerly of this place, but who has been spending the past year or two in Texas, came back this week to visit his old associates. He will return to his southern home after a few days. . .

David HOOVER’s residence, at TRUE’s mill burned on Thursday at about 11 o’clock a.m. Mr. Hoover had been dangerously ill for some time, but at the time of the conflagration was able to be removed from the building without any bad results. The lcause of the fire was from a defective flue in an adjacent out-house.

Mrs. I. CONNER is visiting in Grant county.

Mrs. E. CALKINS has gone to Ohio for a little recreation and visit among friends.

Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS and wife started on Thursday for Granville, Ohio, where they will spend a few weeks visiting among their friends.

Mr. Hugh STEVENSON gave his family something of a scare one morning this week by falling down in a faint immediately after getting up from the breakfast table. He soon recovered and has been all right since.

The law firm of CONNER & CALKINS has been dissolved. Mr. Conner retains the office formerly occupied by the firm, and Mr. Calkins will soon occupy a front room on the second floor of the SHIELDS building.

Adam AULT is having erected upon his lot a very neat brick stable. It is the first of the kind in town. . . Brick is by odds the best, cheapest and most durable building material that can be used. . .

Citizens in the south end of town were aroused from their slumbers last Monday night by an alarm of fire. . .  a small frame residence at the extreme south end of Madison street. It had been previously occupied by Mrs. LOCKE. . . the neighbors rejoice because it is gone, for it has been regarded as a house of ill-shape for some time past.

Rochester needs a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. A miserable heartless drayman is the owner of a horse that goes upon three legs, yet that inhuman monster keeps him in harness day after day and tortures him by driving up and down the street. When the horse stops he draws his foot from the ground and vainly attempts to rest by leaning upon the thills of the dray. It is absolutely heathenish to work such a horse, and no one should give that drayman any patronage until he procures another horse.

Hon. J. F. FROMM and his family will start for Europe on the first of August. The object of his going is for the recovery of his health, and to visit friends and the home of his youth. Since the paralytic stroke which he received some months ago, he has been able to attend to but little business, and to be entirely free from its cares he has sold out a half interest in his large grocery stock to Fred. and Ernst CORNELIUS who will take general management of it in a short time. . .

J. B. ELLIOTT and Andy EDWARDS returned from their silver hunding expedition to Colorado, last week. Both have had a very serious time of it since they started out. They had scarcely arrived there before they were taken down with erysipelas in a very malignant form, which so discouraged them that they both resolved upon a return as soon as their health would permit. Edwards has recovered so as to be about upon the streets, but Elliott is yet in a bad condition. FINLEY and SHORE, two others who went west at the same time, stopped in Kansas on their way back, and will probably be at home soon. Of all who seek fortunes in mining districts, not more than one in a thousand succeed in bettering their condition.

At a meeting of the Board of school trustees of Rochester, held this week, a selection of teachers for the ensuing year was made. With one exception, all the teachers employed last year were chosen, the exception being W. H. SICKMAN, next in rank to the Principal. Mr. Sickman has well and faithfully served in our schools for several years. . . As an instructor he is acknowledged to have but few superiors and had he devoted his entire attention to that branch of business he would doubtless have been retained, but being of a speculation turn of mind he was ever wont to turn an honest penny in speculation not connected with school matters. He did this to such an extent that he incurred the displeasure of some of the patrons of the school and perhaps their jealousies at his success. . . his conduct and character is beyond reproach. . .


Saturday, June 28, 1879




Mr. James M. KNIGHT has sold his team of fine grays to N. B. WARNER, and Nels. intends to farm for a livelihood.

Some of the nice young men of this vicinity contemplate holding an ice cream festival in the Methodist church, at FIVE CORNERS, on the evening of the 4th. . .

Mr. Randall B. CHAPIN, who has been sick for the past five or six months, is getting better, and we trust ere long he will be able to attend to business.

Frank SKINNER is the boss fisherman; he spent last Thursday at the lake and the proceeds were five little cat fish. But such is life.

The Sabbath school at FIVE CORNERS is progressing finely under the management of Mr. Jacob SLUSSER. . .







Ada HEFFLEY, daughter of Wm. HEFFLEY, is quite ill and needs the constant care and attention of friends. She is afflicted with something like inflammatory rheumatism, and the acuteness of her pains occasionally throws her into spasms.

The ORR school, Miss Emma L. PYLE, teacher, closed on Friday last. . .

PRAIRIE UNION school, Miss Mary SPERRY teacher, will close next Friday.




Dr. C. F. HARTER, at Akron, is preparing to build a fine brick residence.

A big dance is to be held in the grove, near Bloomingsburg, next Friday.

The Board of town Trustees could not do the people a greater service than to send out a smelling committee to investigate the SANITARY CONDITION of the town. We are quite certain that there are stink holes about town that ought to be abated by declaring them nuisances. . .


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Nora KILLMER vs James M. KILLMER. . . affidavit that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 26th day of June, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice of Sale of Ditch) Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been notified in writing, by affidavit of Sebastian GOSS a land owner, and person interested in the so called GOSS and OLIVER Ditch, situated in Liberty and Rochester Townships. . . that the following named persons, to-wit: A. BUCKINGHAM and Jacob H. HOOVER have failed to procure the excavation or construction of such part of said ditch as was apportioned to them. . . I shall, therefore, . . . on Monday, the 21st day of July, 1879. . . let to the lowest and best responsible bidder, the excavation and construction of [described]. . . Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Ind.  June 21st, 1879.




CROQUET and BASE BALL is but little indulged in this season.

SHIELDS’ new business room will soon be ready for occupancy.

A ride on the beautiful STEAMBOAT, “Victor,” is enjoyed by all visitors to Lake Manitau. A three mile ride costs but fifteen cents.

W. E. CAROTHERS, one of the best typos in the country, is at home again after spending a year at Louisville and other points south.

DIED. -Scarlet fever is raging at Peru just now with greater fatality than at any time since the scourge began, two months ago. A great many children are dying horrible deaths, among them of recent occurrence was little Will [JAMISON], son of Mrs. H. B. JAMISON, formerly of this place.

Kewanna will celebrate the 4th [FOURTH OF JULY] in the old-fashioned way. Rev. F. S. HERSHEY has been engaged to deliver the oration and his subject will be “Our Legacy and its Maintenance.”  . . .

A new son enlivens the household of Simon HARTMAN.

MADISON STREET, just east of the jail is being well improved.

Mrs. J. M. LEITER went to Ohio this week to attend the funeral of her brother...

J. G. ERNST, a gentleman who was a citizen of this place twenty years ago, but now residing at Fremont, Ohio, is in town and gave the Sentinel a call on Thursday.

Martin REED has the frame for a fine residence on West South street erected, and workment are actively engaged enclosing it.

Work on the artesian well suspended again on Wednesday. It has not grown any deeper since our last report, at which time a depth of 125 feet had been attained. Last Saturday morning the bottom of the pipe came in contact with a boulder. . . A lack of piping is now causing the delay.

Ye who have departed friends and he who want good pictures of yourself should bring in your old photographs to Jos. W. BEEBER who will enlarge them to life size in oil, ink, water color &c at a very small price. . . in the small building one door south of RANNELLS’ eating house.  . . .

Fred HICKS has Mr. BROADBECK, a very superior barber from Peru, in his employ. . .


Saturday, July 5, 1879



The Woes of a Much Married Man. Counterfeit Money and Woman Badly Mixed


The following account of the evil doings of a former citizen of this county, we find in the Delphi Times, and is another evidence that the wicked shall not go lunpunished:

On Wednesday morning there alighted from the west bound express at this point a comely appearing young lady, of good address and modest demeanor. Inquiring the way to the office of the Sheriff she sought that official and held with him an interesting interview. After listening to the story of her wrongs, he escorted her to the office of ‘Squire LEONARD, where she filed an affidavit charging James W. BRAMAN with bigamy. Her story, in connection with facts subsequently developed, is as follows: The affiant, Luella BRAMAN, was married to James W. Braman in Fulton county, April 4, 1875.[15] The lived together about three years, during which two children were born to them, one of whom survives. During the time they were living together ugly rumors gained currency regarding Braman’s connection with a gang of counterfeiters, and in March, 1878, he was arrested and placed in jail at Logansport. Dies, moulds and other paraphernalia of the nefarious craft were found in an out-building on his premises. The United States authorities felt that they had him “dead to rights;” but “there is many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip,” and on a dark night following the 20th day of April, 1878, Braman turned up missing. In other words, he quietly dug out of the fragile structure which our Cass county friends dignify with the name of jail. He came here last fall, passing under the name of Charles W. THOMPSON, and went to work as a farm hand for Samuel SINES, five miles east of the city. He proved himself both valuable and agreeable, and on the 6th day of March last married Mary, the daughter of his employer. A house on the farm of his father-in-law was furnished for the couple, and they settled down to a life of apparent pleasantness and quietude. Sheriff GRESHAM, in company with Wife No. 1, went out on Wednesday afternoon to make the arrest. He left the lady at a farm house a mile this side, and accompanied by Bailiff BUTLER proceeded to the farm. Braman was found in the harvest field at work, land in reply to the question of the Sheriff if his name was Charles W. Thompson, he replied that it was. Braman submitted quietly to arrest, only asking that he might be allowed to change his clothes. This was conceded, and the officers accompanied him to his home, a neat little cottage, comfortably and almost elegantly furnished. The woman whom he had so basely deceived was almost overwhelmed with shame and grief, and fainted upon hearing of the nature of the charge against the man whom she had believed to be her husband. The meeting, as can be imagined, was not the most cordial in the world, but the party all returned to the city in the same carriage. Braman was arraigned before ‘Squire LEONARD, when he waived examination and, in default of $1,000 bail, was committed to jail. The prisoner confesses everything, and will probably hide his face from the sneers of an unsympathetic world for a season among the shifting sands and cool breezes of Michigan City.


(Notice of Sale of Ditch) Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been notified in writing, by affidavit of Jerome BURCH, a land owner, and person interested in the so-called BEMENDERFER ditch, situated in Henry Township. . . that . . . James THOMPSON has failed to procure the excavation or construction of such part of said ditch as was apportioned to him. . . I shall, therefore. . . on Monday, the 28th day of July, 1879. . . let to the lowest and best responsible bidder, the excavation and construction [described]. . . Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Ind., July 1st, 1879.




A good place to spend a portion of today will be over in SIBERT’s grove, on the east bank of the Lake. There will be good music, dancing, &c.

Today the I. P. & C. railroad will sell half fare tickets between all stations along the line of the road. This is the day to take a cheap railroad excursion.

B. F. DAWSON has returned from his two years college labors at Ann Arbor, Mich., a full fledged pharmacist. . .

Frank STEVENSON started for Kansas City on Wednesday. It is his intention to engage in painting after arriving there. Sid. MOON is at that place engaged in the same business and it is from him that he received the encouragement to go west.

Samuel GRAFT, kproprietor of the POOR MAN’S FRIEND clothing house, was taken sick a few weeks ago and returned to his home at Fort Wayne, where he is at present suffering with a bad case of quick consumption. It is a matter of considerable doubt when he will return.

Dave RANNELLS is out of the lunch room and eating house business.

Dr. CLYMER, of Akron, has taken out a license to marry a fair damsel of Henry township.

Jim BRUETTE is to move his barber shop from the CITIZENS’ BLOCK to a room opposite the MASONIC BUILDING.

Ches CHAMBERLAIN and his whole family have gone to Dayton, Ohio, to spend the fourth among their friends at that place.

Dr. ROGERS, of Kewanna, has been visiting relatives in Huntington and Wells counties, for the past two weeks. . .

Two of our townsmen, T. A. MILLER and Charley NEWHOUSE, have gone to North Manchester, Ind., to engage in the drug trade. Charley was installed over there a few weeks ago. Mr. Miller and his family left here on Tuesday to make that town their future home. . .

Doctors Scott [RANNELLS] and Lon. RANNELLS came home to spend the fourth.

Dr. F. P. BITTERS, a recent graduate from the Louisville Medical College returned last week. He will probably locate at Silver Lake, and go into the practice of medicine with Dr. Dan. TERRY, of that place.


Saturday, July 12, 1879


It is but seldom that this county is visited with such rain and wind storms as have come upon us during the past week. . . At Fletchers Lake, in Wayne township, the wind on Monday evening completely demolished James THRUSH saw mill, carrying the roof off against his barn, lcrushing it in and killing two good horses. . . A Mr. STUDEBAKER, of Liberty township had twenty acres of fine timber of which not a stick of any value was left standing. . .




Mrs. Samuel ZELLERS presented her husband with a seventh son last week. We have heard that the seventh son is to be a minister, in the family.

Eli LEITER is the happy father of a precious “Pearl” [LEITER].

Mrs. Dr. CLELAND’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. LAMPMAN, returned to their home last Saturday. They spent the fourth in Kewanna.

Miss Luella LONG, from Rochester, is visiting her Kewanna friends.


(Administrator’s Notice) . . . William McMAHAN, administrator of Elizabeth STINSON, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate. . . William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Louis FEDER & Max SILBERBERG vs Joseph S. WHITE. . . Plaintiff by Isaiah CONNER, Attorney. . . Affidavit that said Defendant . . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 8th day of July, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Mary F. VANMETER vs Samuel C. DAVIDSON et al. . . Plaintiff, by CALKINS & SLICK, Attorneys. . . affidavit that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 11th day of July, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk, C.C.




Will. COOPER is now one of the fathers of the country.

Mrs. Ira MYERS, son and daughter, of Peru, are visiting in the city, the guests of Mrs. J. P. MYERS.

The residence of Mrs. CAFFYN, on Jefferson street, is being thoroughly repaired and much improved in appearance.

Dr. SHERWIN is having a large flatboat built, which will soon be launched on the waters of Lake Manitau. . .

DIED. -The account we gave last week of the death of James CROSSGROVE, in a cornfield, near Bruce’s Lake, wounded the feelings of Mrs. HENDRICKS, the sister with whom the unfortunate man lived. The facts as stated in the Sentinel are not denied except that the friends claim that some inquiries were made to learn his whereabouts. It was the custom of the deceased to come and go at his pleasure and was frequently gone a week or more at a time and his friends not knowing where he was during the time of his absence. It was owing to that habit of his that prevented a more diligent search for him.

(NOTE: July 5 issue: “The facts as we have been able to gather them, are, that James CROSSGROVE, a half idiotic individual with bodily deformities, was left by his father and mother, who are both dead, to the care of a daughter who resides near Bruce’s Lake, in this county. . . afflicted with fits which destroyed his mind and made him a subject of as much care as a child.. . . Two weeks ago the husband of the sister. . . sent him out into the cornfield. . . did not return. . . Finally a bad odor began to pervade the whole neighborhood. . . his body was found only a few rods from the house.”)

-Mrs. L. W. [Catharine] SHELTON, wife of the President of the Fulton county Agricultural Society, died very suddenly, last Sunday, at her home, three miles southeast of Rochester. Her funeral occurred on Monday, and as she and her husband were both active members of the Patrons of Husbandry, the lodge to which she belonged and members of neighboring lodges assisted at the burial in the rites and ceremonies peculiar to that order.[16]

W. H. SICKMAN has purchased a half interest in a hardware store at Warsaw and is going to settle down to business in that line of trade.

Considerable excitement and consternation among the tenants in the Citizens’ Block, was occasioned last Saturday evening by the falling of Mr. and Mrs. Mark KILLEN’s child from the second story to the hard pavement below, a distance of fully fifteen feet. The little fellow is nineteen months old, just old enough to toddle around and get out of the sight of its protectors every few minutes. The back door opening upon a platform and a stairway leading into the yard, being open, he walked out upon the platform, which was not enclosed, and fell from there to the pavement. He was picked up and supposed to be dead, but by restoratives applied by Dr. BROWN, he revived and is now in a fair way to recover. The principal injuries were upon its head and shoulder, but as there were no bones broken or fatal internal injuries that have yet developed, it is probable that he will live to be a man and take more of the ups and downs of this world.


Saturday, July 19, 1879




Uncle Robert MEREDITH and wife have both been sick considerably this spring and summer, but are now some better.

BYBEE & TIPTON commence threshing today. They are equipped with a large “Invincible” Vibrator Thresher and a Gaar & Scott ten horse-power steam engine, and they believe they have the boss threshing outfit.

There is, at present, very little sickness of any kind hereabouts. Amos HIDER has an ague shake every few days, but I suppose he does it to keep cool.

James MEREDITH’s little girl, of whom I wrote in a former article, has partially recovered, but I am told she will in all probability be a cripple, as one of her ankles was very much affected by erysipelas.

A Mr. McDOWELL is now running the saw mill at Big Foot. He rented it some time ago, and hired Mart INGLEDUE to head-saw and manage things generally, and we understand he did manage them to McDowell’s loss and his gain to the tune of $50 or more.

Grant SMITH now handles the ribbons over the huckster wagon.

Simpson ELEY is, we are told, having a boat built for fishing purposes. . .

Bloomingsburg, that ancient city on the banks of old “Tip,” sent up a hot-air balloon in the evening and celebrated with a platform dance at night.

Mrs. Clara TIPTON took a flying visit to Ohio a few days ago. She was called thither by the fatal illness of a sister.

J. A. SEVERNS, Marion BYBEE and Noah HOUR bought Buckeye mowing and reaping machines this year.




Brick-making in Kewanna has proved a success. The brick for Mr. A. HUDKINS’ house is on the ground, and the work is progressing finely.

Eli LEITER has resigned his clerkship in the store of H. PHILLIPS. Eli is getting to be quite a farmer.




GREEN OAK GRANGE, No. 685, P. of H.,. . . our sister, Catharine SHELTON, who departed this life July 6th, 1879, aged 62 years, 11 months and 6 days. . . Wm. CARRUTHERS, Secy.




J. E. CLARKE, of LaPaz, spent last Sabbath in Rochester.

Mrs. Lizzie JAMISON, of Peru, is visiting her many friends in Rochester.

The skeleton for Jay SHIELDS’ residence, on Pontiac street is up and being enclosed.

A Miss RUNKLE was bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake on Sunday evening and for a time it was thought it would prove fatan, but she survived by the use of proper antidotes. She resides near Millark.

Miss Rosa KEITH, of Lima, Ind., is visiting at Mr. and Mrs. G. I. MILLER.

Charley KENWORTHY, the efficient telegraph operator, formerly stationed at this place, is now here on a visit from his home in Iowa.

Is the MURPHY MOVEMENT entirely dead? If not, why do we not have some Sunday afternoon meetings in the courtyard. . .

A case brought by the State against Ed. CHINN for flourishing his revolver will be tried this morning.

A petition, pretty numerously signed has been presented to the Board of Town Trustees, praying for the purchase of a steam FIRE ENGINE. . .

A Mr. PARKS, from Valparaiso, is visiting Mr. C. JACKSON and family. They were school boys together and had not met for about a quarter of a century until this week.

Some little progress has been made on the artesian well this week. It is now 144 feet deep. . .


Saturday, July 26, 1879




Mrs. PHILLIPS, accompanied by her daughters, Norma and Avie [PHILLIPS], start for Jackson and Ann Arbor, Michigan, this morning (Thursday) to visit Dr. CALVERT, Mrs. Phillips’ brother and other friends.

Mrs. CUSTER, of Logansport, has gotten up a class here in painting, wax-work, etc.

Jim RHODES is here from Winamac, spending a couple of days with his better-half.

Mr. CUNNINGHAM spent Sabbath in Kewanna.

E. L. YARLOTT has his house and fence almost completed. He has improved the appearance of his lot by setting out sugar trees in front.

Nan McGRAW is elected to orate at Bethleham next Sunday.




“Long” John HENDERSON is Marshal.

Al. RICHEY has removed to Plymouth.

The first brick house in KEWANNA is growing slowly. It is one of the places of “interest” in our interesting village.

J. F. NUTT was summoned away a few days since to attend a dying mother.

George SINGER’s wheat crop “panned out” - seventeen hundred bushels.

F. L. WAGNER and a Miss HOCH, of Winamac, have been selected as teachers for the fall term.

The KEWANNA BAND “toot” for the picnicers at Germany today.




There will be a basket meeting at PLEASANT HILL next Sunday, everybody invited to attend.

Mrs. MORGAN, wife of W. H. MORGAN, who lives one mile and a half north of here, has almost entirely lost her mind. The cause is not exactly known. . .

Mr. J. M. KNIGHT has fitted him out another team, one horse is about twenty years old and Monroe says he wants him to vote at the next election as he will then be of age.

Eddie [CHAPIN], son of L. B. CHAPIN, is lying very low with inflamation of the lungs. Dr. AGER, of Perrysburg, is the attending physician.


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Margaret A. McGREW vs John H. McGREW. . . Plaintiff, by J. S. SLICK, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 24th day of July, 1879. William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Sheriff’s Sale) The State of Indiana on relation of Precilla LEBO, now Precilla FENSTEMAKER vs William SNYDER. . . I will expose at public sale. . . Monday, the 18th day of August, 1879. . . [real estate described] situated in Fulton county. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County.  ESSICK & HOLMAN, Attys for Plff.




Preparations are being made for the building of an iron bridge across MILL CREEK, on the Warsaw road.

Dr. F. P. BITTERS will locate at Claypool, Kosciusko county, for the practice of medicine. A new pine SIDEWALK adorns the west side of the public square which is an improvement that has been long and badly needed. Many preferred to have a concrete walk, but the present one will answer a good purpose and look well enough until we get a new Court House.

A report that John SWISHER, a worthless fellow who has been about Rochester for some time and having considerable difficulty with his wife who is always on the lookout for a “handsomer man,” had committed suicide, at Logansport, by cutting his throat, lacks the necessary corroborating evidence to thrill with pleasure the hearts of several fellows who have a hankerin’ after his wife.

Capt. J. H. BEEBER has been “off” all this week; that is, off of lduty as railway postal clerk.

Quite a large brick addition is being built to the MASONIC BUILDING, which will be used when completed as a tailoring department and ben an enlargement of the clothing business of Jos. LAUER.

We neglected to state last week that the Sentinel force has been increased by two. Miss Bessie THOMPSON and Retha BITTERS desiring to learn something of the “art  preservative” have taken a “sit” for that purpose and are showing great adaptation for the business.

Mr. O. T. LETCHER and family, of Bryan, O., and Mr. C. N. LAWTON and family, of South Bend, are visiting at Dr. BRACY’s.

Mrs. Sadie GILL and daughter, of Richmond, are visiting in the city, the guests of Mrs. E. J. RYLAND. Mrs. Gill is a very estimable lady and closely related with the family of the late Senator MORTON.

John VALENTINE, the efficient and good-looking young drug clerk at DAWSON’s, severed his connection with the house he has been engaged with for some time, and has gone to his home at Akron to spend a few days among his friends, after which he will accept a clerkship at Silver Lake...

MARRIED. -A wedding took place at the Catholic church last Tuesday morning in which Michael J. KERN of Michigan City, and Ella FARRINGTON, of this place were the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Father SULLIVAN, of LaPorte and was witnessed by many persons who were anxious to see the young couple start off on the voyage of married life.

A postal card from Miss Minnie LAWRENCE, daughter of Valentine LAWRENCE, who formerly resided near Rochester but is now a resident of Dallas county, Ark.  [concerning the drought there] . . .


LOST COW. A small white cow. . . strayed from the residence of the subscriber in Rochester. . . Mrs. Susan SELBY.


(Dissolution Notice). . . the copartnership heretofore existing between S. ALLMAN and F. ALLMAN, under the name of ALLMAN & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent, S. Allman having purchased all the interest in said firm. Rochester, Ind., July 9, 1879.


(Dissolution Notice). . . the co-partnership heretofore existing between Fred. CORNELIUS and Ernst CORNELIUS, under the firm name of CORNELIUS & BRO., has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued at the old stand by F. H. CORNELIUS. . . Rochester, Ind., July 23d, 1879.


Saturday, August 2, 1879




Preparations are being made for the removal of Mrs. MORGAN, (the lady of whom we made mention in last week’s issue,) to the asylum at Indianapolis, to be treated for insanity.

Miss Fannie GREEN, of Newport Ky., is visiting at N. B. WAYMIRE’s.

Frank BENNETT says Lincoln is too “thin” a place for him. We feel sorry for the boy.

We learn that Mr. Levi POWNALL, who lives about three miles west of here, has recently killed two of his cows, by being too passionate. He revenged himself on the first one by killing her with a hatchet, because she kicked his wife. The next he killed with a pitch fork. We think if there is any law for cruelty towards animals, it should be put in force in this case. . .


(Administrator’s Sale). . . Wickliff S. LOUDERBACK, administrator of the estate of Jesse COPELAND deceased, has filed his petition to sell Real Estate. . . William NEWCOMB, Clerk. AUG 1, ‘79.


(Dissolution Notice). . . the proprietorship of the CENTRAL HOUSE, Rochester, Ind., under the firm name of RANNELLS & EDWARDS has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. Edwards retiring and disposing of his entire interest in the same to R. N. RANNELLS &  SON.   R. N. RANNELLS, George EDWARDS.  Rochester, Ind., July 26, 1879.


(Notice to Non-Residents). . . Catharine COPELAND vs Samuel COPELAND, Mary BURNET, Elizabeth FOULER, Jonathan COPELAND, Sarah POWNELL, Albert COPELAND. . . Plaintiff, by Jacob S. SLICK, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendants.­. . are not residents of the State of Indiana. . . this 31st day of July, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk, C.C.


(Administrator’s Sale). . . Fredrick PETERSON, Administrator with will annexed, of the estate of Samuel FREAR deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate. . . William NEWCOMB, Clerk.  July 31, 1879.




The brick work for the addition to the MASONIC building is completed.

Miss Tillie BROUILLETTE has gone to spend a few months at Vincennes among her friends.

Mr. and Mrs. COOK, of Cincinnati, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. LAUER, who has been seriously ill.

The I. P. & C. railroad is doing a large amount of business just now. Passenger and freight trains pass over the road nearly every hour of the day and night.

A. T. METCALF, at one time publisher of this paper [Rochester Sentinel] and for many years past a faithful compositor on the Plymouth Democrat, has entered the Soldier’s Home, at Dayton, Ohio.

Samuel MILLER, living southeast of town will sell all his personal property at public auction on the 13th of this month and remove with his family to Red Cloud, Neb. . .

The ROCHESTER BREWERY is in operation again turning out some fine beer.

In connection with their dry goods department, CHAPIN & BRO. will add a full line of groceries.

Wolf SAMUELS and a good portion of his family were visiting their friends at this place and Bloomingsburg this week.

Mr. LEVI, a gentleman clerking in LAUER’S clothing store, has accepted a situation at Indianapolis and leaves for that city today.

Ed. EICHELBERGER and Sam. SWARTWOOD have dissolved the partnership existing between them in the bakery business at the EAGLE bakery.

W. J. LEITER and Clark HICKMAN, proprietors of the POTTAWATTOMIE flouring mill, each contemplate the building of fine residences on north Main street.

Geo. MILLER is finishing the upper portion of his business room opposite the Court House, and when completed will let if for office purposes or for family occupancy.

No entertainments have been given at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC for a long time but applications for the use of the hall during the fair, and for the fall season are piling in now quite rapidly. . .

A look over the field and viewing the present condition of nine-tenths of those who donned the blue under the excitement of the MURPHY temperance wave that struck this place a year ago, we are constrained to remark that it left but slight lasting benefits.

R. C. WALLACE is a prospective candidate for the appointment of inspector of illuminating oils. Bob will make an efficient officer. . .

Jacob KRIEG and family have removed to Peru. Several other Rochester families have recently taken up their abode in that city.

ROCHESTER has its second CIGAR factory. Ol. MINER having established one in the Erpsperger building opposite the Central House. Success ought to attend the efforts of a worthy young man.

MARRIED. -We were not aware that a Circuit Judge had the power to solemnize marriage behond the bounds of his own judicial district, but suppose now that we were uninformed, for in the last issue of the St. Joseph Valley Register we notice that Hon. Sidney KEITH, of the forty-first judicial district, has procured license to marry Miss Dell H. WEAVER, of that county.

-F. M. RULE joined the following named parties in holy matrimony last Tuesday morning, viz: Mr. EASTEN  [Jasper N. EASTES] of Grant county, and Mrs. Ida L. JONES of this city. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. MINER.[17]

A. V. HOUSE & Co. are “rattlers” in the sale of real estate. Last week they sold the fine farm owned by Elijah COPELAND, one mile south of Bloomingsburg, to Mr. Bartholomew ARNETT, from Jay county. Mr. Copeland and family go to Three Rivers, Mich., to remain some months for the benefit of his and his invalid wife’s health. Mr. Arnett takes possession of his new home about the 15th inst. . . .

DIED. -The wife of Rev. D. J. PONTIUS died at an early hour yesterday morning.


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Jacob SHAFER vs Daniel MARTENY and Felix A. HUDKINS. . . Plaintiff, by Jacob S. SLICK, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 28th day of July, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


(Notice of Administration). . . Jacob L. FANSLER appointed Administrator of the Estate of James CROSSGROVE late of Fulton County, deceased. . .


L. M. MONTGOMERY, Esq., es-sheriff of Fulton Co., a polite and intelligent gentleman has been appointed to take charge of the D. E. & I. R.R. Co’s elevator at this place. . . . .Cherubusco Herald..


Saturday, August 9, 1879




The following items were intended for publication in our last issue but were received too late for that purpose.  -Ed.

Robert SINNOTT has opened a new meat marker.

F. H. GRAHAM has disposed of his hardware stock to J. E. HENDRICKSON, a former partner.

Mr. FERTIG and lady, of Noblesville, uncle and aunt of J. F. NUTT, are visiting here.

Dr. HOWELL’s brother and sister of Muncie, Ind., are here on a visit.

(Kewanna Notes contd)

Mrs. Dr. HOWELL is visiting friends at Attica this week.

John SNEPP, of Plymouth, was in town a day or two during the week.




This is another communication received too late for our last issue, but is has lost but little of its freshness by the daley.  -Ed.

Up to this time BYBEE & TIPTON have threshed over five thousand bushels of wheat. . .

James C. TIPTON had a field of wheat on Absalom NELLANS’ farm that yielded about thirty-three or thirty-four bushels to the acre.

DIED. -Mr. William ANDERSON, who emigrated to Southern Nebraska last winter, and who was sick most of the time after going west, died about three weeks ago. His family, we are informed, will return soon.

-A little child something over a year old, son of Mr. William MICKEY, died on Sunday afternoon last, and was buried at the Chapel graveyard on Monday at 2 o’clock.

An infant child of Mr. William O. THOMPSON is quite sick, and no hopes are entertained of its recovery if indeed it is not already beyond the land of the living.

George TIPTON, senior, took a flying visit to Aubbeenaubbee township the first three days of this week.




The Sentinel had scarcely been issued last Saturday morning when word was passed from man to man on the street that Eli STOCKBERGER, a citizen of Newcastle township had met with a horrible death by being run over by a freight train at Chippewanock, two miles north of town. The unfortunate man was deaf and dumb from his birth and notwithstanding his affliction he lived to be nearly 48 years of age without meeting with any serious mishap. For many years he had lived in Newcastle township where he had a large circle of friends and relatives who are classed among the best citizens of that township. If we are correctly informed, the deceased had never married, but lived with his brothers and widowed mother. He spent most of his time at farm labor and when not thus employed, he took great pleasure in his books and papers. It was his custom to come to town nearly every Saturday to see the sights and gather up his weekly reading and was a frequent visitor to this office. Last Saturday morning he was coming to town as usual, and upon reaching the railroad, he took the track as the shortest route. He knew the running of the regular trains and supposed that he would be safe, but he did not take into account the numerous extra trains that are now making irregular trips. He had nearly reached Chippewanock and was about crossing the bridge when a heavy freight train came thundering on behind him. The engineer saw the man and supposed he would step off the track and allow the train to pass, but not so. The whistle sounded long and loud but he paid no heed to it. On he walked upon the tressel work followed by the train which caught him and threw him several rods nearly straight forward and landed him at the far end of the bridge, just outside of the track, one leg over the rail, which was run over by the whole train. His body was horribly mangled and death ensued immediately. Esquire STRADLEY was notified and he proceeded to hold the inquest. The body was taken charge of by his friends and buried the same day. No blame can attach to the railroad company for his death. It was an unavoidable laccident and is one of the mysterious ways Providence has of removing men from the earth.



(Ditch Notice) Notice is hereby given that George W. MOON, John SALES et al of Aubbeenaubbee township. . . filed their petition in the Commissioner’s Court. . . viewers who were appointed have located the ditch as follows: [described]. . . The construction of said ditch will affect lands situated in Fulton county. . . owned by. . .: Peter GUISE, William SALES Estate, Mrs. William SALES, John MYERS, John SALES, Newton J. SALES, Josiah COUGHENOUR, Elizabeth RARRICK, Martin RARRICK, Henry GINTHER, Solomon MILLER, SHADLE and GINTHER, C. STAENHAUSER, Jesse BIDDINGER, Edward NEWCOMER, Elmira HENDERSON, James P. HENDERSON, Dewitt MOON, Henry MOON, Wm. J. BAILEY, Robert YELTON, Samuel HUNTER, George W. LUCAS, Nancy RARRICK, William D. MOORE, Lewis M. LOUGH, William MOON, John J. HILL, Asa BAILY, M. HETZNER, George W. MOON, Joseph E. HENDERSON, John B. NILES or Silas J. MILLER, Joseph BISHER, BOYER and McMASTER and Michael FLATH. . . Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Indiana


(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 H. CORNELIUS.


(Application for License). . . to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors. . . In the front room on the lower floor of that part of 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. . . Ernst CORNELIUS, Applicant.


(Application for License). . . to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors. . . In the front room of the one-story frame building situated as follows: On the twenty-one (21) feet and two (2) inches off the south side of lot number thirty-two (32), old plat of the town of Rochester. . . Anton THALMAN.


(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. . . and on the east side of Main street (known as the Cornelius block). . . Frederick BOSENBERG.




C. A. MITCHELL is selling dry goods at auction.

“Bud” MATTINGLY, of the Bourbon Mirror, spent last Sunday in the city with his brother, the P.M.

DIED. -Mrs. KOCHENDORFER [Mary KOCHENDERFER], wife of Michael KOCHENDORFER [KOCHENDERFER], living in Liberty tp., died on Tuesday of this week.[18]

-Alfred MARTIN, a highly respected citizen of Fulton, died very suddenly on Thursday morning. He arose at the usual hour, kindled the fire in the cooking stove and feeling faint, laid down upon a lounge and died in a few minutes. He has always been in apparent good health, but he conceived the idea that he was soon going to die and informed his family of that fact only a few days ago. lHe said to his wife that while working in the cornfield, two doves came and imparted th knowledge to him that he must soon die. No attention was paid to his story, but certain it is that he died at the time stated. He was quite a prominent man in that village and for a number of years has been Justice of the Peace for Liberty Township.

Rev. A. M. WORK and family started for Crawfordsville on Tuesday morning where they will spend a few weeks at their old home visiting their numerous friends and acquaintances.

It is probable that Mr. George EDWARDS of this place, will be installed as proprietor of the Broadway house at Peru. . .

Mr. H. D. WEAVER, formerly of this city and partner in the firm of CLARKE & WEAVER, made us a pleasant call on Wednesday morning. He is now located with his family at Michigantown, and we are glad to learn is doing a prosperous business in the manufacture of staves, headings &c.

MARRIED. -Lewis J. BRICKLE and Lucinda A. CARTER, the former of Rochester and the latter of Aubbeenaubbee township, were married on Thursday of this week by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS.

Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS and family returned from their protracted visit to Ohio late last week and is preparing to take charge of the public schools of this place which open in a few weeks.

The MATTINGLYs at Bourbon, father and son, the former the P.M. of Bourbon and the latter publisher of the Mirror, together with W. H. MATTINGLY, P.M. at this place, are prospecting and negotiating for the purchase of the Spy printing establishment. We hope that a bargain may be effected.

The Sentinel was led into a grevious error last week by a report quite current that Mrs. PONTIUS, wife of Rev. D. J. PONTIUS had died on Friday morning. It was their son, Amos Nathaniel [PONTIUS] who died that day aged six months, less one day. The funeral took place on Saturday from the Evangelical church, the services being conducted by Rev. J. DUSTMAN, aided by Rev. W. WILDERMUTH.

Wm. REX contracted to do the masonry work for the new bridge at Plantz’ ford. He put in nearly a month of hard labor with several hands when he concluded that he had more important business in some other portion of the country and has not been heard from for two or three weeks. His bondsmen are prosecuting the work and will probably get out of their dilema without any loss. Some say there is a woman at the bottom of Rex’ queer conduct and others say that there are two or three girls and women who want to see him. Who wouldn’t “skip” rather than encounter so many indignant females.

Mrs. RULE’s mother, Mrs. E. E. SMITH went to Delphi yesterday, to visit friends.

C. K. BITTERS returned from Valparaiso yesterday bearing with him his sheepskin as a thorough graduate of the Normal school of that place.

Mrs. Jacob ROSENBERG started for Cincinnati yesterday. She was accompanied by her eldest daughter who has a hip disease and has not walked for several months. The child will be put under the best medical and surgical treatment the city affords and it is hoped she will speedily recover.

Will MAY, Crawfordsville, a recent graduate of West Point, together with Miss Mary STEPHENSON, of South Bend, and Miss Celia STEPHENSON, of Carthage, Mo., two accomplished and handsome young ladies, have been visiting during the past week with their uncle, Mr. Hugh STEPHENSON.

David COOPER, a carpenter. . . engaged in remodeling the residence of E. E. COWGILL. . . on a ladder, the foot of the ladder slipped and all came down together a distance of fifteen feet. Mr. Cooper was pretty badly jolted but received no serious injuries. . .

Accidents have been numerous for the past week. To complete the chapter of last Saturday’s work, George HILL, son of J. G. HILL was driving down the street when the horse took fright. . . In front of WOLF’s jewelry store, the wagon in which the boy was riding collided with a farm wagon and both vehicles were wrecked. . . aside from some severe cuts and bruises he was not damaged.

All who want a drink of good Lager Beer go to Fred. BOSENBERG’s to get it. He keeps “Schmidt’s Best” of Indianapolis.


Saturday, August 16, 1879




Mr. John CALAWAY’s wheat crop “panned” out three hundred and fifty-three bushels, grown on eleven acres of ground.

Mr. R. K. GREEN has recently contracted for the erection of two new school houses for which he will realize a handsome sum.

On last Wednesday afternoon Henry STEEL threshed over five hundred bushels of wheat for Mr. BRUBAKER. . .



At a meeting of the stockholders of the Atlantic & Chicago narrow gauge railroad, held at Huntington on Thursday of last week, an election was held in which a partial change in the officers of the Company was made. Judge LOW, formerly President of the Company, resigned his position and was succeeded by Col. ROBINSON, formerly Vice-President. Several of the old directors were rechosen, and some new ones elected. Dr. S. S. TERRY, of this place, who has been very enthusiastic in the success of the road, but has never been an officer in the company, was elected a Director.




[three columns concerning downtown merchants. . . historically important, but too lengthy to include herein.]




Dennis LYNCH, of Akron, “Sundayed over” in the Flour City.

DIED. -A daughter of Mr. Abe. GRINDLE, of Henry township, was buried on last Sunday.

Miss Madge TAYLOR manipulates the ribbons over the little sorrels with much grace.

After a brief, pleasant visit among his friends, Marion REITER has returned to his “yard stick.”

The new MACHINE SHOP at the north end of Madison street will be ready for business in a few weeks.

Sam SWARTWOOD and Fitch MONTGOMERY, together with their respective lady loves, spent a few days of the present week at Maxinkuckee.

Benneville GUISE, a solid, substantial farmer of Union township, was in town Monday, arbitrating a little difficulty between two of his neighbors.

 N. G. HUNTER, Esq., an offspring of Fulton county, is now associated with Major KIDD, of Wabash, in the practice of law. . .

A jolly crowd consisting of Jud. AULT and family; Levi EMRICK and family; Wm. WOODS and wife; A. T. BITTERS and family, and Dr. A. K. PLANK and wife, started Monday last to visit the picturesque Maxinkuckee.

Joe STEPHENSON has for the past week been visiting his country cousins at Wabash. . .

Dr. ANTHONY has purchased the BALL property on Madison street, and will soon take possession of the premises. A large and comfortable bath house will be erected thereon for the accommodation of both ladies and gentlemen.

The following is a list of the PETIT JURORS selected for the September term of Court 1879: James L. DEWEESE, John H. TONER, Michael SHADLE, Nathanial BRYANT, Charles JACKSON, Author L. PENDLETON, Hugh BRYANT, Philip MIKESELL, George MYERS, V. P. CALVIN, Samuel RUSSELL and Judson M. FULLER.

Con WELSH is serving writs for the Sheriff.

A. V. HOUSE has severed his connection with the poor man’s clothing house.

A new LIVERY AND FEED STABLE will soon be opened on South street, west of Main.

Mrs. Samuel KEELY is visiting friends and relatives in LaPorte and South Bend.

JEFFERSON and PONTIAC streets are favorite promenades, after “the sahdes of night have gathered in.”

The ROAD leading to the fair ground is in a bad condition. Steps should be taken at once to put it in first-class order.

E. COPLEN, of Newcastle township, will dispose of all his personal property at public sale on the first day of September next.

Mr. Henry WARD and wife are comfortably located at Bloomingsburg, and take great pleasure in making pleasant visits of their Rochester friends.

We are informed that Mr. GRAFF has sold his interest in the POOR MAN’S clothing house to FEDER & SILBERBERG, Mr. Graff’s failing health requiring him to quit the business.

Ten coaches well filled, containing a fair representation of the youth, beauty and intelligence of Tipton, Ind., sported upon the green banks and inviting waters of the far famed Manitau, on Wednesday last.

Marion YOUNG, an old citizen of this county, for some reason unknown to the writer, “skipped out,” leaving some little mementoes behind that required his personal attention. So be means of the telegraphic wires he was over-reached at Logansport, and very reluctantly retraced his steps by direction of an officer. -LATER. Marion proved too “slick” for the boys and gave them the “G.B.”

The numerous TRAINS that arrive and depart daily keep the BUSES in active motion.

Mr. E. E. COWGILL’s residence is much improved by the addition of a second story.

Mrs. Captain HENLEY, of Wabash, is enjoying the hospitality of Col. SHRYOCK’s family.

Frank HOFFMAN, an educated young man of Henry township made us a pleasant call on Thursday last.

Peter BUZENBERG has sold his store, in Newcastle township to George TIPTON & CO. Peter will resume agricultural pursuits.

Jacob ROSENBERG’s child is improving rapidly under the treatment of Cincinnati experts, and will be by them effectually cured.

Dr. PLANK and A. C. SHEPHERD have purchased Doc SHERWIN’s sail boat and have launched the same on the placid waters of Maxinkuckee.



(Notice of Sale of Ditch). . . the undersigned has been notified in writing, by affidavit of Aaron ROUCH a land owner and person interested in the so called GOSS and OLIVER ditch, situated in Liberty and Rochester townships. . that the following named persons, to-wit: John ZABST, William WILDERMUTH, Esther GRUBE, David SHONK, George SPOTTS, John W. MILLER, Frank W. BEARSS, Daniel R. BEARSS, Margaret EISENMAN, Dan AGNEW, Olive A. FINNEY, Jacob H. & Wm. HOOVER, John LANTZ and A. BUCKINGHAM have failed to procure the excavation or construction of such part of said ditch as was apportioned to them respectively. . . I shall, therefore. . . let to the lowest and best responsible bidder, the excavation and construction of [described]. . . Chas. A. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Ind., Aug. 12th, 1879.


Saturday, August 23, 1879




Marcus COOK announces in a display advertisement that he is bound to sell off his stock of clothing at cost, or below.

During our absence last week the editorial and local columns of the Sentinel were presided over by Deputy Sheriff R. C. WALLACE assisted by E. CALKINS.

There is a growing sentiment in favor of more strictly enforcing the Sunday law. One or two business houses have already declared their intention to keep closed doors on Sunday and will insist upon others doing the same. It can do no harm to enforce the law for a season and see how it operates.




The store at this point has been again on the wing. This time, P. BUSENBURG & CO., have sold to Holmes [TIPTON] and James TIPTON, who are doing business under the firm name of TIPTON BROS., so you see the paragraph in the Sentinel, of last week was a mistake.

A little child of William O. THOMPSON, of which I wrote about in a former letter, is still living with some probability of its recovery.

Wm. THOMPSON has bought forty acres of land off of the old THOMPSON farm, and Frank LONG and Alonzo COPELEN have each bought twenty acres, which I believe takes all the place, except the forty acres given to the widow during her life.

S. F. THOMPSON has bought thirty-four acres of land near the WHITE WALNUT school house, in Rochester township, and proposes to make it his future home. Sam is a good fellow.. . .

MARRIED. -Noah HORN and Sallie BARRETT tiring of single blessedness were united in the holy bands of matrimony, last Thursday night. Noah is a prosperous young farmer and very well to do in the world. The couple have our best wishes.

We are informed that Charles KING and lady will visit some of their children in the far west this fall.

Charles HAIMBAUGH’s wife, of Peabody, Kansas, is visiting relatives in this end of the county.




(Notice to Non-Resident) . . . Samuel S. TERRY vs David EARNST, Mary J. EARNST et al. . . Plaintiff, by J. S. SLICK, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendants. . . are not resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 20th day of August, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.




LAUER and COOK have consolidated their clothing establishments.

H. P. TURNER the jeweler at KIRTLAND’s is on the sick list. He is kindly cared for at Mr. PEARSON’s

B. M. ELLIOTT started his son Sheridan [ELLIOTT] eastward on Wednesday to rusticate among the mountains of Pennsylvania.

“Col. Knox,” the famous trotting stallion, owned by Dr. JOHNSON, of Akron, is now in Rochester, under training by Perry DUNCAN. He will be entered at the fair races and do some fine trotting.

Sixteen Cincinnati open and top BUGGIES were sold at auction on the street Thursday afternoon in about an hour’s time. Prices ranged from $35 to $47. This county is well supplied with cheap buggies.

Joe DEWITT is something of a wife beater. A year and a half ago his wife filed a complaint against him charging him with assault and battery, but by some means Joe escaped the vigilance of the officers until Monday of this week, when he was brought before Esquire WALLACE and fined and costed $7.00.

Wm. SNYDER, the young man who was committed to jail last Friday evening on a charge of burglarizing Frank DILLON’s blacksmith shop at Akron, was admitted to bail on Tuesday. . .

MARRIED. -Cyrus RICKEL and Mary A. DURHAM were married by Esquire WALLACE, last Monday.

This office is indebted to little Miss Mamie WALKER for two beautiful boquets presented by her. . .

Thomas McINTIRE is one of those frolicksome young bucks who takes as much delight in getting into mischief as a cat does in getting her head into a pitcher of cream. Thomas attended a religious meeting in Henry township, near where he resides, recently and while there conducted himself in such a boisterous and ungentlemanly manner as to disturb the devotions of the pious worshipers. Complaint was made against him and on Monday of this week he was arraigned before Esquire WALLACE. . . It must have been an aggravated case for the fine and costs amounted to $27, which is probably not any more than he deserved to pay. . .


(Executor’s Sale) The undersigned, Executors of the last Will of Peter F. BRUNCK, deceased, will offer for sale at Public Auction, at his late residence in Wayne Township, six miles south of Kewanna, Indiana, on Saturday, September 13th, 1879 [personal property]. . . Joseph BRUNCK, Peter BRUNCK, Executors.


Saturday, August 30, 1879




Mr. John AYDLOTTE is laying very low with congestion of the lungs, but we trust that before many days he will be up and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

 DIED. -The youngest child of William FISHER, died on last Friday evening, but we did not learn the cause of its death. We understand it was about four months old.

Something new:  Ray WILLIAMS is the happy father of a big girl baby, weight 10 pounds. Pass ‘em around.




For some weeks past there has been considerable talk about the sale of the Spy office by Major BITTERS to W. H. and I. M. MATTINGLY. After all the talk, the trade was finally made this week and the purchasers put in immediate possession of it. We are informed that the name of the paper will be changed from that of the Spy to that of the Republican. . . Major Bitters, the retiring editor and proprietor, has no definite line of action for the future. It is his intention, however, to engage in the newspaper business again. . .


J. W. CARTER, postmaster at Kewanna called on us yesterday. He was on his way to attend a Baptist Ministerial conference at Bethlehem, in Newcastle township.

It takes a line 340 feet long to reach the bottom of the ARTESIAN WELL. It is still in solid limestone rock and is increasing in depth at about seven feet per day. The distance through sand and gravel is 152 feet and through rock about 188 feet.

Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER has filed her complaint in the Circuit Court for a divorce from her husband, alleging as a cause for her action, cruelty and adultry. She also asks for $10,000 alimony. Since the filing of the complaint a week ago, considerable effort has been made to compromise their difficulties, especially that portion of it relating to the alimony, but up to this time nothing in that direction has been accomplished.

Akron is to have a fall term of graded school under the superintendency of C. K. BITTERS.

Mrs. H. F. LINCOLN, with her two bright little girls and boy, started for Lincoln, Neb., on Thursday evening to join her husband who was connected with this office for a long time but for the past few months has been located at the place above designated.


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the estate of James CROSSGROVE, deceased, will sell at Public Auction, near Bruce’s Lake, on Saturday, September, 27th, 1879, all the personal property. . . Jacob L. FANSLER, Administrator.




Two BALLOON ascensions will be among the attractions at the fair.

F. D. HAIMBAUGH has gone to Valparaiso to spend a year attending school at that place.

Esquire HERMAN and a portion of his family have been spending the week at Monticello, their former home.

MARRIED. -Isaiah SPOHN and Miss Mary Jane WOODCOX, both of this township, were married last Sunday, at the Evangelical parsonage, by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS.

Prof. I. H. CAMMACK is on hand ready to take charge of the high school department of Rochester. He has taken quarters with Mrs. SHIELDS, in the southeast portion of town.

Ben HEILBRUN started for New York on Thursday, with a car load of poultry. He will be gone about three weeks and while in the city will lay in a supply of fall and winter groods, groceries &x., for their double front dry goods and grocery house.

It is now a settled fact that Con. WELCH will establish a new LIVERY stable immediately in the rear of the MASONIC building. His outfit is being purchased as rapidly as possible and the barn will be built and ready for business in a few weeks. With three livery stables, to say nothing of the numerous private conveyances that can be hired, this community will be well supplied with accommodations of that class.

New seats for the COURT ROOM arrived yesterday and are being put in position.

County Clerk NEWCOMB made a trip to Valparaiso last night with his daughter and Miss Lu. McCARTER whom he placed in school at that place.

Sam. KEELY, an ex-county Clerk, has purchased the entire stock of dry goods &c of F. B. ERNSPERGER and will hereafter be the sole proprietor of that mammoth establishment . . .

A petition has been extensively circulated and numerously signed by a large number of tax paying citizens of Rochester and many of the prominent men throughout the county asking the County Commissioners to make a liberal donation to aid in the further prosecution of the work on the ARTESIAN. . . The county can well afford to bear a proportionate share of the burden. . .

Johny MOORE, formerly of Winamac, has purchased the Restaurant and Lunch Room recently conducted by NEISWONGER. . .


(Notice to Non-Resident). . . Chas. JACKSON, Adm’r. of estate of John WALLACE vs James WALLACE. . . Plaintiff, by Isaiah CONNER, Attorney. . . affidavit that said defendant. . . is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 29th day of August, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.


BATCHELLER & DORIS’ Greatest Railroad Show on Earth! At Rochester, Thursday, September 4th.


Saturday, September 6, 1879




Mr. John AYDLOTTE is recovering his health.

On last Thursday Mr. Jacob SLUSSER was taken with a congestive chill, and for a short time but slight hopes were entertained of his recovery, but at this time he is improving as fast as could be expected.

Frank SKINNER has become a confirmed invalid. The general opinion is that he has fallen a victim to consumption, although no medical adviser has been consulted. . .




Joseph JEFFRIES’ new house is nearing completion.

Henry HAIMBAUGH had over thirteen hundred bushels of wheat.

A young son of P. BUSENBERG’s has been quite sick for a few days.

Harry HAMLET is building a new frame house on his land, near the old Center school house.

Jerry DRUDGE was out to Pittsburg a few days ago, with a shipment of livestock.

Amos HIDER has recovered from the chills and begins to feel like himself again.

We understand Uncle Robert MEREDITH and Aunt Betsey [MEREDITH] have decided to break up housekeeping. Abe. BROCKEY has rented Mr. Meredith’s farm and moved on to it this week.

Thomas NELLANS is talking of trading his land in Kansas for a farm in Fulton county.

Dan. STUKEY, son-in-law to H. MICKEY, loaded his household effects into a couple of wagons a few days ago, and pulled out for the Buckeye State.




Esq. GRAHAM is erecting a residence on his east lot.

F. L. WAGNER and Miss HOCH commenced the fall term of school at this place Monday last.

Mrs. Laura URBIN is quite sick with the typhoid fever, also Mr. Henry SINGER with the consumption.

Mrs. F. H. GRAHAM celebrated the 41st birthday of her husband by giving him a grand surprise, Saturday evening last.

Miss Emma BARNETT has gone to Terre Haute to attend a term of school at that place.

Miss Emma McKEE has gone to Battle Ground to reside with relatives at that place.

Mr. W. TROUTMAN, known by the name of Uncle Billy, is quite sick at his residence.

Mr. Phineas BENNETT is going to change his location to Delphi, and H. L. BOWELL will take his place in H. PHILLIPS’ store.




Charley KENWORTHY, an excellent telegraph operator, has accepted an office at Tiffin, Ohio, and is now located there.

Joe ARNOLD, one of the good farmers of this township, reports having gathered 86 bushels of good clean clover seed from 22 acres, which is a very fair yield.

“DUTCH JOHN’ has quit HEILBRUN’s store and has engaged in business “on his own hool.” He has a confectionery and peanut stand at Henry BARNUM’s old stand.

DIED. -Miss Louisa MESSENGER died near Fulton on Thursday of last week, aged fifteen years less 4 days. The funeral took place on Saturday, conducted by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS.

MARRIED. -Virgil BUCKINGHAM and Anna B. STUDEBAKER were married at the Wallace House, on Monday last by Rev. A. V. HOUSE. The contracting parties live in Liberty township.

The mystery about human skulls and bones being found unearthed at the old [CITIZENS] cemetery, west of town, is explained by Rev. PONTIUS and Mr. ZACHMAN, who, while riding past the city of the dead, observed a large ground hog dart into his hole at the foot of a grave. To satisfy themselves that these animals were the grave robbers and the real cause of so many bones being found upon the surface of the earth, they procured the necessary implements and followed his hogship. They were rewarded in their labors by finding him burrowed in the bottom of the grave they opened. Something should be done to rid the cemetery of the pests which abound there in such numbers.

Rev. A. M. WORK attended the funeral of his father’s brother at Elkhart, Thursday of this week.

Jay SHIELDS is the proud father of an eight pound boy. It is the first that has come to his household, and will be a week old next Monday.

Lawson GLAZE, arrested on a charge of stealing machinist’s tools from the Excelsior machine shops, was tried before Esquire STRADLEY on Tuesday and acquitted.

Jerome KENNEDY was in town one day this week. Since his marriage and location in Kewanna, he is giving his entire attention to business and prospering finely.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. WORK, of Middlebury, father and mother of Rev. A. M. WORK, together with Mr. Aaron WORK, wife and daughter, Etta [WORK], of Elkhart, have been called home Tuesday night by the death of a relative at Elkhart.

Tom BEAL returned from Colorado this week looking none the worse for the few months he has spent in the western wilderness. . . The energy he displays to get on in the world is worthy of a better reward than has yet come to him.

Wm. T. TUBBS, one of the best millers in this portion of the country, is now in possession of the EMPIRE MILL. . .

J. DAWSON has taken his son, B. F. DAWSON, as a partner in the drug trade. This change took place on Monday and hereafter the firm name will be J. DAWSON & SON. . .

Miss Ollie SMITH, of Arcadia, has been duly installed as assistant telegraph operator at the depot. Charley HUTCHINSON, the gentlemanly young man who has occupied that position for so long, has gone to Sharpsville to take charge of an office. . . Mr. GLASS, a courteous gentleman, retains his position as chief of telegraphy at this place.

The county has appropriated $150 more for ARTESIAN WELL purposes.

A Mr. BENJAMIN, brother-in-law of the P.M., has been installed deputy postmaster. . .

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BEEBER are both seriously sick. That has been a badly afflicted family for some time... Mrs. Beeber, worn out in her efforts to minister to the wants of her husband, is now prostrated and requires the watchful care of her friends.

The suit brought by Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER against her husband for divorce has been dismissed, but no settlement of their domestic difficulties has been made. The Sentinel was mistaken in the statement made last week in relation to the complaint filed in Court for a divorce. Adultry was not specifically charged, but simply cruelty and a disregard of marriage vows. . .

Mr. S. KOCH, of Cincinnati, has made all his arrangements by which he will open a first-class Hat, Cap and Gent’s furnishing store in the brick building directly opposite the old P.O. Building. . .


(Notice of Administration) . . . William McMAHAN appointed Administrator of the Estate of Mercy A. SMITH, late of Fulton County, deceased.


(CITIZENS’ CEMETERY) Notice is hereby given to all citizens of Fulton county, Indiana, who are interested in the Old Cemetery near Rochester, that the Board of Commissioners of said county will on Monday Sept. 8th, 1879. . . hear any suggestions. . . in regard to the best plan for preserving and keeping in repair the fencing and grounds of said Cemetery. . . Chas. W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County.


McCARTER and the girl accused of having stolen clothing from the clothesline of J. LAUER, were each before the Court this week. The clothing taken was found in the possession of the girl, but she claims that it was brought to her by McCarter. In order to make one good case out of two bad ones, the Prosecutor dismissed as to the girl, and held McCarter for trial. There being no evidence against him except that offered by his supposed accomplice in crime, the jury, after deliberating one whole night and a portion of the next day, returned a verdict of “not guilty.”




Services at the FIVE CORNERS M.E. CHURCH next Sunday, Sep 16th, at 5 o’clock P.M., by Rev. GERARD.

Why can we not resurrect the Five Corners literary society. W. CONNER is anxious to hear from it, and it would be splendid pastime those long evenings.

R. B. CHAPIN is convalescent since he has been using Dr. SHULTZ’s medicines.

Peter HAN has disposed of his farm to Joseph CHAMP for property in Lincoln. Mr. Han starts for Michigan next Tuesday. May he be well pleased with his change of residence.


Major BITTERS, ex-editor of the Spy, took a little jaunt this week in quest of a new location to engage in the newspaper business. His steps led him in a westerly direction and the first place he stopped at was Rensselaer. He was favorable impressed with the town, surrounding country and people thereof and immediately began negotiating with the proprietor of the Union for the purchase of that printing establishment. Price and terms were soon agreed upon and by the 15th of October Mr. Bitters will come into possession of that office. The citizens of that county are fortunate since a change is to be made, in securing at the head of the Republican organ a gentleman of such experience in the publishing business as will be able to lay before them a paper of which they will feel proud.




An establishment where nothing but GENTS FURNISHING goods are kept is a new departure for Rochester.

Mrs. E. CALKINS, wife of Major CALKINS of Rochester, is visiting Mrs. John COCHRANE and other friends in Wabash.  -Wabash Plain Dealer.

Rev. John E. NEWHOUSE, brother of our fellow citizen, Thomas NEWHOUSE, is visiting his friends here for a season while on his way home to Zionsville from the M.E. Conference at South Bend, and will occupy the M.E. pulpit tomorrow. . .




Miss May SMITH, from Logansport was here visiting the first of this week. Also Mr. W. DAVIS of Galveston and Mrs. J. WHITE of Logansport.

Mr. Wesley SHOWLEY has returned from Ohio where he has been for the two years past.

CALVIN & BLAIR have sold their drug store to FOSDICK and PORTEN.

W. F. MOORE has moved from Rochester to Kewanna.

G. M. CALVIN and Dr. L. ROGERS talk of going to Cincinnati to attend medical lectures.

What is the matter with the Murphies? Are they all dead?

Prospects good for the North South R.R.

DIED. - Mrs. GRAUL [Eliza GRAUEL] of Marshtown was buried Wednesday.[19]




Miss Mollie MERCER went to Cincinnati this week where she has started in upon a two year’s course of musical and literary study.

C. V. HICKS, an ex-drug clerk at Dawson’s was in the city a few hours on Tuesday.

B. F. MECHLING has left Hillsdale, Mich., and is now making his headquarters at Cincinnati.

Hugh BROWN has returned to Rochester, after a year or more spent in Michigan and Canada.

David CORBIN, one of our old-time subscribers in Liberty township will please accept thanks for the largest and most toothsome watermelon that has greeted our vision this season.

Bill JOHNSON, arrested on the charge of stealing ivory rings from the harness of Esquire BURCH, in Henry township, had his trial in the Circuit Court on Tuesday and went acquit.

G. W. TIPTON, of Newcastle township, called on Monday while on his way to Valparaiso where he intends to spend a few months attending the teacher’s course preparing himself more fully for the duties of the school room.

Havey SPENCER has, or is about to establish a livery stable at the north end of town. Rochester will certainly be well supplied in that line of business pretty soon. Con. WELCH is yet to be heard from.

When the suit for divorce was withdrawn by Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER, we had hoped that the domestic infelicities existing in that family might be amicably adjusted and each of the parties to be case might return to their first love and lead a useful and pleasant life in the future as they had done in the past, but such open ruptures are hard to mend. Last week we reported the withdrawal of her application for a divorce and this week we report its renewal. Attorney SLICK is out of the case and the management of the same on the part of the plaintiff will be conducted by Col. SHRYOCK.

Miss D. E. RICKLE started for Ohio on Thursday evening where she will spend a few months with her friends in that State.

Major BITTERS will remove with his family to Rensselaer, which place they intend to make their future home about the first of October.

After considerable parleying, the County Commissioners have agreed upon doing something for the betterment of the old CITIZENS’ CEMETERY. . . an appropriation of $85. . . for the repair of the fence. A board of five trustees was also appointed consisting of Jesse SHIELDS, George MOORE, A. MERRICK, Elijah MILLER and A. ONSTOTT, whose duty it is to take charge of the grounds and dispose of the unoccupied lots to the best advantage.

MARRIED. -Mr. Albion H. LOCKE, of Decatur, Ill., and Miss Mattie A. HOLLOWELL, of this city were married at the residence of Mr. J. H. SHELTON, on West street, Wednesday evening of this week, by Rev. F. M. RULE. The bride given in marriage is a sister of Mrs. J. H. SHELTON, and is an intelligent and accomplished young lady enjoying the friendship and love of all who have the pleasure of her acquaintance. Of the groom we know but little except that he must be a model man to capture so great a prize.  . . in attendance. . . A. H. LOCKE. . ., Mr. and Mrs. A. K. PLANK. . . Mrs. Amanda SHELTON. . . Mrs. Emma SHELTON. . . Mr. and Mrs. A. C. ELLIOTT... Mr. and Mrs. Hugh STEPHENSON. . . Mrs. A. F. BOWERS. . . Mr. and Mrs. J. R. LOCKE. . . Misses Maggie MILLER, Alice BARB, Laura SHIELDS, Belle HECTOR and Dr. Frank HECTOR. After the ceremony and a feast of good things, the happy couple left on the late train for Chicago, and from thence to Decatur, Ill, which they will make their future home.

MOORE & RARRICK is the name of the new firm now conducting the Farmer’s Dining Room, next door to Hick’s barber shop. They are prepared to furnish warm meals and lunches at all hours upon the most reasonable terms. They can also take care of teams as they have good stabling. . .

A good BRIDGE is to be built near the foot of Pearl street on the way to the fair ground. It will be double tracked and a foot passage for pedestrians. . .

All of our readers in this county, and many in adjoining counties, will be glad to know that SHARPE, GRAY & CO., have established themselves in the dry goods trade at Rochester, in the mammoth church store room, formerly occupied by ERNSPERGER & JACKSON. Mr. SHARPE will be remembered by all as the gentleman who did such a successful business here three years ago. . .





Saturday, September 20, 1879




Debate at FIVE CORNERS last Wednesday. There will be one on next Wednesday evening, everybody invited to attend.

Messrs GREW & PERRY are busily engaged in erecting a school house in Miami county, just across the line.

Lou. COVER’s cider mill is in full operation now and Lou is making several dimes per day.

DIED. -Mrs. Jane PACKARD died on last Tuesday evening of congestion. The funeral took place on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Geo. WILKINSON of Lincoln. Mrs. Packard leaves a husband a four children to mourn her loss. . .

Mr. Joseph CHAMP took possession this week, of the farm which he recently obtained from Peter HOWE.

R. B. CHAPIN visited Logansport, last week.

William BRAY has not yet taken possession of the farm formerly owned by John KELLER and purchased by Mr. Bray a short time since.


According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Isaac P. PONTIUS, a school teacher, at Harrisburg, corner of Fulton, Kosciusko, Wabash and Miami county, has been placed under bond for selling leaf tobacco without a license. The red tape of a Radical Government gets many people into trouble. We presume the tobacco sold was raised by his own hands and upon his own land.


A few weeks ago an item appeared in these columns, written by a correspondent, which reflected seriously upon the good name and reputation of Mr. Levi POWNALL, a well-to-do farmer living near Fulton. The item referred to stated that in a fit of anger, said Pownall had killed two of his cows - one with a hatchet, the other with a pitchfork. When the knowledge came to him that he was reported as such an ill-tempered man, he naturally felt aggrieved and called upon us to learn the author of the statement. We have thoroughly investigated the case and find that a malicious neighbor and an enemy of Mr. Pownall, originated the false report that came to our correspondent’s knowledge, and he relying upon the truthfulness of his informant, sent it as an item of news for these columns. From the best men in that neighborhood we also learn that the report is a base falsehood. . .  . . .


$1,000 DAMAGES


An interesting case was tried in the Circuit Court this week, the termination of which should be a warning to young men not to trifle with the affections of the opposite sex. James M. VANLUE, son of a wealthy farmer in this township, laid siege to the heart and hand of Emma TROXEL, a girl of good habits and character. He paid her marked attention for several months, visiting her quite frequently, and finally, according to the girl’s story, contracted to marry her. Preparations for that important event were all completed. Wardrobes were prepared and the marriage license procured. Just at this juncture, there came a “slip twixt the cup and the lip” and the wedding did not take place. Vanlue claims that he only agreed to marry her upon certain conditions, the conditions then being, as stated by him upon oath on the witness stand, that she was enceinte. At the time he agreed to marry her, she claimed that to be her condition, but as soon as the license had been procured, she told him that it was false, whereupon he returned the license to the county clerk and procured another upon which he married the woman he is now living with.[20] Such was substantially his own testimony and whether true or false, he deserves all the punishment that has been inflicted. Enna denies his statement entire, and from the fact that he almost immediately married another girl, the jury came to the conclusion that it was a clear case of breach of promise and when the matter was presented to them, they assessed a thousand dollars damages against him for failing to comply with his contract to marry the girl.


(Ditch Notice) . . . Frederick PETERSON and Thomas M. REED filed their petition in the Commissioner’s Court. . . viewers. . . appointed have located said ditch [described]. . . The construction of said Ditch. . . will affect lands. . . owned by. . . A. B. TOWNSEND, John TOWNSEND, John PENCE, D. JOHNSON, Heirs of Samuel FREAR, deceased, Rebecca J. THOMPSON, George KENT, BAKER & MYERS, Henry FETTERLING, Frederick PETERSON, Frederick STINGLEY, Mathias MEDANY, Jonas STINGLEY, heirs of John ZWINGINIZER, deceased, Robert AITKEN, W. J. BLACKBURN, S. VANBLARICUM, O. P. WAITE, Mrs. Jacob KLINE, Jacob KLINE, William D. MARTIN, Robert CAMPBELL, Levi ROUCH, George COOK, Senior, George COOK, Junior, George SPOTTS, Richard ANDERSON, Samuel K. REED, S. H. REED, R. B. REED, Sebastian GOSS, E. F. DRAKE, Thomas M. REED, William BEEL, William REES, John GENNA, Patrick CARROLL, William ROUCH, Elizabeth HENDERSON, John J. TOMMAN, John PLUNK, Daniel J. PONTIUS, Levi BUCK, Williamson WRIGHT, James T. BRYAN. Fulton county Public Highways will also be benefitted by drainage. . . this 18th day of September, 1879. Charles W. CAFFYN, Auditor of Fulton County, Indiana.




DIED. -John D. VANDERKARR, known to many of our readers as the keeper of a house of prostitution in this place for several years, and at whose hands John J. WALLACE, a promising young man received his death on the night of Feb. 20, 1875, is dead.

Convicted of manslaughter, he was sentenced to 20 years service in the Northern prison and began his term in October of the same year. Vanderkarr was nearly 39 years old at the time he entered the prison and was at that time in robust health, but close confinement soon undermined his constitution and during the nearly four years that he has been there, he has rendered the State but little service. Last week he was taken with a congestive chill and died at an early hour Saturday morning. His wife who still remains at this place was notified of his death and went to the prison at once but did not remain for his funeral which occurred on Sunday in consequence of her own sickness. We are informed that it is her intention to have his remains brought here for permanent interment. Thus has another one of the evil doers paid the penalty of his bad conduct.

It is reported that E. E. COWGILL is going to build a young hotel or a first-class boarding house on the lot just south of the Citizens’ block. When completed, it will probably be used for the latter purpose.





Miss Alice CLELAND started for Valparaiso Tuesday last.

Mr. LORING and bride were in town Tuesday.

P. BENNETT, Rev. VAUGHT and Dr. ROGERS moved to their new homes this week.

It’s a boy and takes hash at Jerome KENNEDY’s.

We are daily expecting Rev. A. B. BRUNER, our new minister.

Miss Nannie McGRAW has returned from Denver where she has been attending Normal school.

Ed TONER presented his daughter, Mrs. CALVIN, with a new buggy.

Charles GERTIG talks of organizing a class in penmanship.

DIED.  -Sept. 11th, Mr. Henry SINGER, aged 57 years, 7 months, 19 days. He left a loving wife, two beloved children and many friends to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Christian church.




Henry HOWELL has commenced the erection of a new dwelling in Toner’s addition.

The new brick residence of A. E. HUDKINS is about completed and makes a very fine appearance.

A. D. TONER and J. LEITER will soon commence grading the north and south R.R. Nothing like it, boys.

George CALVIN, a former partner in the drug store and Dr. ROGERS will start for Cincinnati soon to attend medical lectures.




TURNER, the jeweler, is still at his home in Bloomington, sick.

Ernst CORNELIUS has opened a fine saloon in that portion of the mammoth building yet standing.

J. G. BABCOCK, of Greenville, Mich., is visiting among his numerous friends in and about Rochester.

A son of J. W. BLACK, Superintendent of the Poor Farm met with an accident Wednesday by which he broke his arm. Being about 12 years old and small, he was too short to hang the harness up behind the horses and climbing up as best he could he fell behind the horses with results as stated. He was cared for by Dr. J. W. BRACKETT and is doing well.

Misses Ella KIRTLAND and Clara HEFFLEY took their departure on Monday for Wooster, Ohio, where they will pursue a course of literary studies.

Jonathan DAWSON purchased the frame residence immediately south of the Citizens’ block and is moving it to a lot in the southeastern portion of the town where it will be fitted up for occupancy again.

The 23d marriage anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. DAWSON, on Thursday evening of this week, was the occasion of a magnificent surprise party upon the wedded couple. . . A company numbering about 60 gathered at the residence of Jesse SHIELDS early in the evening and made a descent in a body upon the residence of Mr. Dawson where the evening was most pleasantly spent. Mr. D. is among the oldest, if not the oldest business man in Rochester, having been in its pursuits for more than a quarter of a century, 17 years of which he has been engaged in the drug trade. . .

The store of Jacob MILLER, at Tiosa was burglariously entered on Monday night and relieved of much its contents. . .

Work on the ARTESIAN WELL, for the present, has been abandoned. All the money that has been appropriated for it has long since been exhausted and since then Mr. HOPKINS has been doing considerable gratiutous work. It is not an even 500 feet deep and there it will remain until another fund is raised for the further prosecution of the work. . .

MARRIED. -James T. MARTIN and Sarah C. CARTER, daughter of County Commissioner, Geo. CARTER, were married last Sunday, at the residence of the bride’s parents by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

-On Monday evening of this week at the parsonage, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Nelson JONES and Annie ENGLISH, all colored except the preacher. “Nels” is one of the best colored boys in the city. Is sober, industrious and an expert as a knight of the razor. He is as dark as ebony but chose a pretty “yaller gal” for his companion and we wish them all the pleasure it is possible for them to enjoy.




The Pioneers of Fulton County will meet at the Court house square in Rochester, on Tuesday, September 23, 1879, at 1 o’clock P.M., for the purpose of organizing a PIONEERS ASSOCIATION of FULTON COUNTY. Any citizen of Indiana sixty years of age who has resided in the State 30 years, and citizens over 20 years old born in the State, may become members. . .


EICHELBERGER, the proprietor of the EAGLE BAKERY, has R. VANDIEN in his employ as baker. . .


(Ditch Notice) Martin and Dill Ditch. . . James S. MARTIN and James C. DILL filed their petition in the Commissioner’s Court of Fulton County, Indiana. . . viewers who were appointed have located said ditch as follows: [described]. . . the construction of said ditch will affect lands. . . owned by. . . David POWNALL, James C. DILL, Richard REED, Fannie A. DILL, Samuel KLINE, John REED, James S. MARTIN, R. B. REED, Sebastian GOSS, E. F. DRAKE, Sarah POWNALL, William WALTERS, Elizabeth BARKER, Isaac BARKER, Francis BEATTIE, O. P. CARROLL, J. C. MARSH, John FITZGERALD, John SIMPSON, Samuel N. BEATTIE, A. BUCKINGHAM, Bridget HARRIGAN, Polly HARVEY, William F. BEATTIE, Thomas J. WARE, Samuel W. JULIAN, Phebe TROUTMAN, George F. RUSH, William M. MATTHEWS, A. C. MATTHEWS, Mrs. Levi BOWMAN, widow, G. M. COSTILLA, J. W. COSTILLA, Ann COSTILLA. . . this 17th day of September, 1879.  Charles W. CAFFYN, Auditor, Fulton County, Indiana.


Saturday, September 27, 1879


DIED. -On Friday, Sept. 12th, 1879, Mrs. Henrietta WAYMIRE, at the residence of her son-in-law, in Allen township, Miami county, Ind., of heart disease, aged 62 years, 3 months and 14 days. Services at Perrysburg on Saturday, at 2 o’clock p.m., by Rev. GERARD. Mrs. Waymire was born in the city of Philadelphia in the year 1817. In the year 1827 Mrs. Waymire, then Miss Henrietta CLINE with her parents emigrated from Penn., to Preble county, Ohio and remained there until the year 1835, when her father removed to Clinton county, Ind. Mrs. Waymire was married in the year 1837. At the age of 15 years she became a member of the United Brethren church and remained a true and faithful member until 1847, when she joined the Methodist Episcopal church in which she died a member and beloved by all who know her. She leaves three children, two sons and a daughter to mourn her loss. They have the sympathy of the entire community.


Lee LINN, editor of the Wabash Courier, which, by the way is one of the liveliest weekly journals in the State, paid us a visit on Monday. Twenty-seven years ago Mr. Linn was the “devil” of the Flag, the first paper established in this county. He informs us that he has not visited Rochester for twenty-five years and in looking about for the old landmarks, only a few were found by him that he could call to memory. . .


THE FAIR. A Grand Success. Magnificent Display and Tremendous Crowds of Visitors!

[lengthy report of the decorations, weather and events]




Kewanna is waiting for a railroad.

MURPHYITES are reviving. A temperance meeting was held Monday evening at which Capt. TROUTMAN was elected president, Mr. BRANTHOFFER vice president and C. NEWTON, secretary.

Uncle Billy TROUTMAN was 77 years old on Monday. The citizens picked up their supper and went and surprised him and his daughter. . .

MARRIED. -On Sep.  9th, Mr. Matthew HENDRICKSON and Miss Carrie FRAVER.

-On Sep. 21st, Mr. Henry SNIEDER and Miss Ellen TROUTMAN at the residence of the bride’s mother.

-On Sep. 24th, at the Catholic church, Mr. Patrick HARRINGTON and Miss Ella BAILEY...


(Notice of Administration)... Albert SHAFER appointed Administrator of the Estate of David SHAFER, late of Fulton County, deceased. . .




Capt. J. W. ELAM, of Valparaiso, has been taking in our fair this week.

Go to the ACADEMY OF MUSIC tonight and see the “Merchant of Venice.”

Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER has been granted a divorce from her husband, and all interested doubtless feel better since that domestic difficulty has been peaceably and satisfactorily settled.

MARRIED. -Cards for the wedding of Mr. LEBRICK, of Peru, and Miss Ella WALLACE of this place, are out. The ceremony will take place at the Wallace House on Thursday evening of next week.

C. H. ROBBINS has not yet, and probably never will, fully recover the use of his limb which has been stiffened by a severe case of rheumatism.

Jake GERSON is blessed with another addition to his household. This time it is a girl. Our notched stick gave out long ago and we can’t tell how many “little responsibilities” he has.

Billy WALLACE, son of Esquire Wm. WALLACE, is visiting his friends at this place. Billy has a residence somewhere in Ohio and has not been home for the past three years. During his absence he took unto himself a wife whom he has with him.

The anniversary of the battle of Chickamauga occurred on Monday. The occasion was celebrated by a surprise party on Capt. H. C. LONG. Several of his old comrades in arms made glad the Captain’s heart by their presence at his home.

A. M. SHIELDS has already spent considerable time and money in acquiring a knowledge of medicine and surgery and on Monday he will start for Cincinnati where he will remain until he graduates. . .

A sad case of insanity came from Wayne township last week and was taken care of at the Poor farm for a few days. Isaac BALL, a young man 21 years of age, was suddenly taken violently insane. He is a portly young man and in robust health. Recently he did a hard day’s work stacking straw from a threshing machine and it is supposed that his over exertion on that day produced his mental ailment. Application was immediately made for his admission to the asylum for the insane at Indianapolis, and on Tuesday morning deputy sheriff WALLACE escorted him thither where it is hoped he will soon recover and return to his friends.

MARRIED. -Well, Johny is a goner. He has made one of the best deputy county treasurers we have ever had - prompt to business and exact to a cent. He has also been very prompt in his attentions to Miss Effie A. RANNELLS, a charming brunette. A mutual admiration society was formed between them which grew so strong that they agreed never to dissolve it, and to make it more firm they resolved to have their love tied with a gordion knot. Accordingly, on Tuesday evening, the stormiest of week, they called to their aid Rev. A. M. WORK, who, at the residence of Mrs. CHINN, the bride’s grandmother, united John P. NELLANS and Effie A. RANNELLS in wedlock for life. Each have a host of friends who wish them a long and joyous life.

Rev. Cyrus H. DUNLAP, of Springfield, Mo., accompanied by his estimable lady, have been spending the past week with his mother, sisters and other friends in Rochester. Mr. Dunlap has been in the ministry about twenty years. . . preached two sermons at the Presbyterian church last Sabbath. . .

Cider making is now in order and the excellent mill owned by G. B. W. ROBBINS, three miles south of town on the Peru road, will run to its full capacity on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.




Mr. James CARL thinks of moving to Kansas or southwestern Nebraska, before long. . .

According to a report made by N. B. WAYMIRE, the best time on record (off the track) was made by him in the fall of 1869. On the morning of September 22d, he started from Zion church, in a one horse buggy, and drove to Five Corners, a distance of about six miles in just fifteen minutes by the watch. . .

The Bourbon Mirror says that Mr. Sid. SALTSZGABER formerly in the employ of that office is now working in the Rochester Republican office, and that the young ladies of Rochester will find Sid. to be “just the most splendid fellow in the place.” He is doubtless a nice young man, but oh, Lord! What could any of the girls do with such a name.

It was not a very flattering prospect for much of an attendance at the FAIR last Saturday, for rain began falling early in the morning and continued incessantly until noon. . . but many were determined to come to town, rain or shine. . . Just at noon as the train came in from the south bearing Gov. WILLIAMS, the rain ceased and the streets became lined with people, all anxious to get a view of his Honor as he passed on his way from the depot to the hotel under the escort of Hon. M. L. ESSICK and Col. K. G. SHRYOCK. . .




Mr. BROADSWORD moved his family to this place last week.

Mr. Louis MILLS and lady, Mr. Jerry LEITER and lady and Miss Jennie SHOWLEY left for Indianapolis the 29th.

F. H. GRAHAM and daughter left for Chicago Monday, and H. PHILLIPS and son, Wednesday.

Mr. WILLIAMS and lady returned from Galveston, Monday.

Mr. ROBBINS and lady are visiting relatives in Logansport.

G. W. CALVIN left for Cincinnati, Monday.


(Notice to Non-Residents). . . Jacob C. SPOHN vs Elizabeth MILIZER, Eliza FLETCHER, George FLETCHER, Harriett MILIZER, Silas MILIZER, Mary MILIZER, Minny LOUGH, Oliver MILIZER, Warren MILIZER, Oliver MILIZER, Warren MILIZER and Louisa STEPHENSON. . . plaintiff by Isaiah CONNER, his attorney. . . affidavit that said defendants, Eliza Fletcher, George Fletcher and Mary Milizer are not residents of the State of Indiana. . . this 3d day of October, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.




Eighth Annual Fair of the FULTON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL and MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION. . . [names mentioned]


(Horses for Heavy Draft) D. W. LIZER, J. T. BURNS & CO., A. COOK & CO., J. EMMONS & CO., H. F. MOW & CO., O. BEARSS, W. WARE, E. C. MERCER, A. HIGHWAY.

(Horses for Speed - Confined to Fulton Co.) A. COX, H. BROWN, O. BEARSS.

(Pacing) O. P. WAIT, A.NELLANS.




(Milch Cows) H. S. DRAKE, H. MACKEY.

(Sweepstakes) J. M. DAVIS, SHELTON & CAMERER.

(Sheep - Cotswold and Long Wool) E. GILLETT.

(Southdown and Middle Wool) J. NICODEMUS, A. HEIGHWAY.

(Sweepstakes) J. NICODEMUS.

(Hogs - Poland China, Chester White and Large Breeds) W. DAVIS, T. MONTGOMERY, J. H. O’BLENIS, I. GOOD, P. S. TROUTMAN, W. MACKEY, G. W. MILLER.



(Domestic Manufactures) Mrs. G. MOORE, M. MOORE, Mary SCHAFF, Miss A. TRUSLOW, Miss Carrie SHRYOCK, Mrs. S. S. TERRY, Mrs. MEISCH, Mrs. M. ERNSPERGER, Mrs. J. LAUER, Mrs. Dr. WAIT, Mrs. W. WOOD, Mrs. A. K. PLANK, Mrs. J. LAUER, Mrs. HOUGHSTON, Mrs. P. A. FOOTE, Mrs. N. TRUE, Miss R. HARTMAN, Mrs. M. R. SMITH, Mrs. ERNSTEIN.

(Kitchen & Dairy Products) D. SWONGER, W. L. KOONS, Mrs. J. S. TAYLOR, Mrs. H. S. DRAKE, Thos. GINN, M. MOORE, T. NEWHOUSE, Mrs. J. STEVENS, Mrs. N. L. LORD, Mrs. M. ERNSPERGER, Mrs. Dr. WAIT, Mrs. A. K. PLANK, W. A. HORTON, Miss Hattie GOULD, Miss S. L. WOOLLY, Mrs. G. R. McKEE.

(Horticulture - Flowers) Mrs. Kate MEISCH, Mrs. R. GOULD, Mrs. Dr. BROWN, Mrs. J. STEVENS.


(Mechanical - Farm Machinery & Implements) L. MERCER, J. MARTIN, D. COOPER, J. F. FROMM.

(Mechanical - Wagons, Buggies &c) S. HEFFLEY, J. DILLON

(Manufactures of Leather) A. A. GAST, J. D. BITTERS, J. PERSCHBAUCHER.

(Furniture) Wm. BRYANT, M. HILAND.

(Miscellaneous - Fine Arts) Mrs. G. MOORE, M. C. FURLONG & SON, M. MOORE, R. DECKER, Mrs. M. BOWERS, Lucy C. MINER.

(Special) Dr. V. GOULD, Cell McCARTER, Mrs. G. MOORE, Mrs. MIESCH, Mrs. ESSICK, F. JACKSON.





V. ZIMMERMAN is having a new hearse built to accommodate the demand of his increasing trade.

Major BITTERS and family expect to start for their new home at Rensselaer on Monday of next week.

Miss Sadie KITT, of Huntington, has been visiting in Rochester for several days, the guest of Mrs. Al. G. PUGH.

Simon WHEELER, one of the first farmers of Wayne township is spending a few weeks in Michigan among his friends.

Notes bearing ten per cent INTEREST are fast disappearing. People have learned that such exhorbitant rates cannot be paid and the borrower do a legitimate business.

George EDWARDS is installed at the Central House during the absence of the junior proprietor at Hot Springs.

DIED. -The funeral of Alfred R. NORRIS, a young man living south of town and who died after long suffering with consumption, took place on Wednesday.

MARRIED. -William SMITH and America Jane HAMLET, both of Newcastle township were married at the residence of John E. CATES, in this city, last Saturday by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS.

Rev. D. J. PONTIUS of the Evangelical church started with his family on Thursday for Missouri. They will spend the winter in that State and Kansas with a view to improving the health of Mrs. PONTIUS which has been quite feeble for some months past.

The Journal is the name of a bright new paper just established at Decatur, Adams county, with Geo. S. STANTON, formerly of this county, as its publisher. It claims to be Republican. . .

 A. BAKER with a lot of mechanics have been putting on a new roof on the COURT HOUSE. It would have been good economy to have put on tin instead of shingles, as the roof is so flat that it requires new shingles too often to be profitable to the county. A tin roof would last until we would want a new house entire.

Fred. FROMM started for Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday morning and Lon RANNELLS left for the same point on Thursday. They met at Logansport and proceeded on their journey together. . .Henry WARD, son of the Sheriff, has been dangerously ill at Bloomingsburg but is now convalescent.

Walt. STICKLES the efficient job printer who has been engaged for some monthis in the late Spy and present Republicanoffice, is no longer connected with that establishment.

From reports now current Kewanna is to be supplied with a paper. Tommy DAVIS, a young man of this place who has had a little experience as a compositor, is to be the founder. We have no desire to discourage the young man or check the progress of that flourishing village, but it is a foolish undertaking and one which cannot possibly prove profitable.

An old fashioned house warming took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Martin REED, on Tuesday evening. They have just completed a fine residence at the corner of South and West streets. . .

DIED. -Peter MEDARY, one of the oldest citizens of Liberty township, died at his residence, near Fulton, on Friday of last week, and was buried on Saturday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS. The deceased was 84 years, 6 months and 22 days of age.

Rev. A. B. BRUNNER left Saturday morning for Kewanna, Indiana, to commence his years work in the M.E. church at that place. . . LaPorte Herald.

Two weeks ago there was a religious meeting in progress at Bloomingsburg. . . complaint was made against Wm. BARRETT, Wm. LOVE, Jackson DAVIS, Perry COPELEN, James DOREN, ---- FISH, Ametta LOVE and Mary BUGBEE. The five first named were arraigned this week before Esquire WALLACE, tried and found guilty of disturbing a religious meeting. . . The cases against the two girls were dismissed. . .


CALL and SETTLE.  I desire to say to my numerous patrons who know themselves to be indebted to me by note or account, that I must have all the money that is due me immediately. . . S. N. BEATTIE, Marshtown, Ind.


MARRIED. Orange Blossoms. A Grand Social Event


No event that has ever transpired in this city has been looked forward to with more interest than the marriage of one of Rochester’s fairest daughters to one of the most gallant beauxs of Peru. The high contracting parties were Mr. Charles LEEBRICK, of our neighboring city and Miss Ella WALLACE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WALLACE, of this place. The wedding took place on Thursday evening of this week at the Wallace House, of which the bride’s father is proprietor. Of the number of guests that were present, we have no definite idea. The spacious parlors and corridors were willed with fair ladies and brave men who were invited guests to witness the imposing ceremony of uniting the happy couple as husband and wife. At 7:30 o’clock promptly, every inch of seating and standing room in the large upper parlor was occupied. . . performed by Rev. F. M. RULE. . .

There were present from abroad the following guests: From Peru, Mrs. LEEBRICK, mother of the groom, Mrs. Emma DAVIDSON, sister of the groom, Mrs. George C. MILLER, Mrs. A. C. BEARSS, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. FONTAINE, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. YOUNG, Mrs. Ol. BEARSS, Mrs. W. O. MATHEWS, Mrs. W. J. HUGHSTON, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. BROWER, C. J. S. CUMLER, G. I. REED, editor Peru Republican, V. H. DANIELS, editor Peru Herald, and wife, Miss Rilla KELLER, Miss Carrie MATHEWS, Miss Flo GILBERT, Miss Mattie PORTER, Mrs. Mollie JOHNSON, Mrs. Lizzie JAMISON, Mrs. Sue. BEARSS, Dr. C. B. HIGGINS and W. S. COBB. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram LYON, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Dio HAUK, Logansport; Thomas CHAMBERLAIN, Detroit, Mich.; Alvin HASKET, Kokomo; W. B. HAUK, Cleveland, Ohio. . .

Taken in all, it was decidedly the grandest social party ever given in this city. It was superior in point of number in attendance and richness of display in constumes. . . The happy couple will take up their residence at Peru immediately. . .


(Administrator’s Notice). . . David M. MILLER appointed Administrator with the Will annexed of the Estate of Joseph MILLER, late of Fulton county, deceased.


Saturday, October 11, 1879




Wabash will soon have a Telephone exchange, and be connected with Marion, Warsaw, Fort Wayne and other points. It will be a great convenience to our business men. Mr. John A. ANDERSON, of Marion, is agent of the AMERICAN SPEAKING TELEPHONE COMPANY of New york and will attend to the matter. The WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH offices furnish the electricity and the necessary “switch board” connecting the various patrons of the exchange. The Plain Dealer is already arranging for the instruments to connect the office with the residence of its editors, the principal business houses and the county offices. -Wabash Plain Dealer.




Now come on with your snake stories; we have one which can’t be beat in this part of the country. Since harvest there has been twenty-one big rattlesnakes killed on the farm of John AYDELOTTE, besides quite a number of other species of reptiles. And it’s not a good place for snakes either.

Mr. James CARL is not going to Kansas. He has bought him a small farm about one miles west of Mud Lake and will take possession in a short time.

Mrs. Ida COLLINS is laying very low with consumption; but very little hopes of her recovery.

J. M. KNIGHT took in Logansport last week.

Messrs. HATCH and CALAWAY visited the State fair last week and report everything lovely and the goose slightly elevated.




Mr. C. HOOVER is the father of a youthful lad who has been placed in the public school under the tutorship of Miss Clara STURGEON. . . his teacher became impressed that for some childish violation of the rules of the school, he was deserving of a little chastisement, which she proceeded to administer. . . he was turned over to Prov. W. J. WILLIAMS. . . at his hands he received another flagellation, which, according to reports and the marks upon the boy’s person, was brutal in the extreme. Eight days fater the punishment is said to have been inflicted, the boy’s body showed markes of severe punishment. . . the father. . . entered suit against the Prof. . .   . . .      . . .


CAFFYN and AGNEW have purchased twenty feet off of the north side of the lot on Main street, just south of the Citizens’ block and we understand are going to erect thereon the roughest kind of wooden warehouse. . .


An ugly family disturbance occurred in Henry township some time ago in which Jacob D. KING and his wife were the principle actors but which also embraced the sisters of the wife. Jacob and his wife, after trying married life for a time, concluded that they did not enjoy it and resolved upon a separation, but the settlement of the question as to the custody of a child, the fruits of their married relations, led to the numerous suits of assault and battery which have been brought against the husband by the wife and her sister. One of the cases was tried before Esquire STRADLEY on Wednesday and resulted in finding the defandant guilty of an assault and battery upon his wife. He has appealed to the Circuit Court. . .




A TEMPERANCE MEETING was held at the Baptist church last Monday. It was decided to have the meetings on Friday instead of Monday, so that the women could go and speak.

There will be a BALLOON ASCENSION here next Tuesday.

John TONER, Jr., is moving to Logansport, and Mr. HUFFMAN will move to Winamac before very long.

Gid. TALBOTT is building an addition to his saloon.

A great deal of excitement prevailed in town Monday evening caused by Mr. WILLIAMS not getting in with the mail until 8 o’clock.

Our new PRINTING OFFICE will be here by the 20th.

Mr. Lewis MILL and lady returned from Indianapolis Saturday, and Miss Jennie SHOWLEY, Tuesday. . .

MARRIED. -By Father SPARKS, on Tuesday, October 4th, at the residence of the bride’s father, Miss Mary SHERWIN and Mr. Jacob BLOWSSER [BLAUSSER]. Mr. Blausser belongs to the band and therefore got a good lot of music.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Max HAMBURGER and Morris HENICK vs John A. EDWARDS and Sarah EDWARDS. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 3d day of November, 1879. . . the east half (1/2) of out lot number six hundred and ten (610) as designated on the plat of out lots laid out by Robbins & Harter to the town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Ind.


(Sale of Ditch). . . affidavit of William BEMENDERFER, a land owner, and person interested in the so-called Bemenderfer Ditch, situated in Henry township. . . Emanuel CLARK has failed to procure the excavation or construction. . . I shall . . . on Thursday, the 23d of October, 1879. . . let to the lowest and best responsible bidder, the excavation and construction of [described]. . . Chas. A. CAFFYN, Auditor Fulton County.


(Notice of Administration). . . George A. GRUPP appointed Administrator of the Estate of John H. SINGER, late of Fulton county, deceased...


(Administrator’s Sale) The undersigned, Administrator with the will annexed, of the estate of John H. SINGER, late of Fulton county, deceased, will offer for sale at Public Auction, at the residence of the deceased, three miles southwest of Kewanna. . . Saturday, November 1st, 1879, all the personal property. . . George A. GRUPP, Administrator.




Our thanks are due Mrs. Geo. GOSS for a fine lot of the choicest pears we have seen this season.

TRIBBITT and VanTRUMP are in Texas on a cattle and pony expedition. They will probably bring samples home with them.

Mrs. Dan AGNEW is still at Cleveland hoping to regain her health. Her husband visited her last week and reports her improvement but slight.

Walt. W. STICKLES has accepted of a position in the Peru Republican job department and went to that city to enter upon his labors on Tuesday last.

Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN went to LaPorte last Saturday to help celebrate the 90th birthday anniversary of her mother who has long been a resident of that city.

Dr. F. B. ERNSPERGER makes his Rochester friends occasional visits. He was here this week a day or two but has now returned to his home in Sevastopol.

Mr. EDMINISTER, a carpenter engaged on the roof of a new building on Pontiac street, slipped and fell to the ground, a distance of over twenty feet. He was severely cut and bruised but no bones broken.

Simon WHEELER was in attendance at the Adrian, Mich., fair and it was only by fortunate circumstances that he escaped being one of the victims in that smash up.

Frank SHRYOCK and Frank KEWNEY have each resigned their positions as guards at the northern prison. . .

The following persons have been drawn to serve as PETIT JURORS for the November term, 1879:  Orlando HILL, John A. BARNETT, John REICHARD, Wm. KINDIG, Wm. CARUTHERS, Stephen M. BISHOP, Charles KINDIG, Geo. PERSCHBACHER, Wm. KING, Wm. G. OSBORNE, Joseph SLICK, Archory MARRS.

J. DAWSON made two sales of good town property this week. The little residence at the corner of Pearl and Jefferson streets he disposed of to L. S. EMRICK, who is now occupying it with his family. . . On the same day. . . he also disposed of that beautiful suburban residence at the extreme east end of Pearl street, to our townsman Mr. George MILLER. . .


Saturday, October 18, 1879


Letter from Oregon, Holt county, Missouri, Oct. 8th, ‘79. . .

Our first place where we stopped was at the residence of Mr. Daniel ZACHMAN, Recorder of Holt county, Mo., who is a brother of G. I. ZACHMAN, of Rochester, Ind. . . . . . D. J. PONTIUS.




Mr. John SKINNER is building an addition to his house; quite an improvement.

Mr. J. K. CUNNINGHAM starts for Nebraska in a few days. John leaves many friends to wish him success. . .

School commenced at FIVE CORNERS last Monday morning.

 A school meeting was held at Killer’s school house last Saturday evening which resulted in the choosing of Miss Maggie WERTZ for teacher.

Mr. William FLOYD is laying very low with typhoid fever.

Mr. Joseph A. HOWLAND, an old and experienced school teacher has retired from the profession. For a period of nearly forty years, Mr. Howland could be found almost at any time in the school room. But on account of bad health he has been compelled to yield. During that time he has taught more than one hundred and fifty terms of school.


DIED. -A little daughter of George KING died in Henry township last Sunday.

HOUSE & ELLIOTT sold the fine farm four miles east of Rochester, known as the CLAYTON farm, to Mr. Josiah C. VANKIRK, from Michigan. Mr. Clayton and family go to Kansas soon. . .

Doctors SPOHN & BRACY have dissolved the partnership existing between them in the practice of medicine. This step is taken in consequence of the continual ill health of Dr. Spohn.. . he and his wife expect to go to Pensacola, Florida, to spend the winter. . .




A well Regulated HORSE FAIR to be held at the Fair Grounds at Rochester, Saturday, October 25th, 1879.


Rochester: Abs. NELLANS, Thomas CLARK and Perry DAVIS.

Richland: Harlen BROWN and Enoch MOW.

Henry: Dr. A. JOHNSTON, Fred. DANIELS.

Liberty: Dr. WAITE, James BURROWS.

Wayne: Simon WHEELER, Pat. HARRIGAN.


Aubbeenaubbee: Sol. MILLER

V. ZIMMERMAN, Secretary.




George HIEMBURGER has moved to the residence formerly occupied by Mr. ROGERS.

Mr. and Mrs. EVANS returned to their home today, (Wednesday).

The BALLOON ASCENSION was a success. The streets were filled with people eager to witness the sight. A collection was taken up to which everybody contributed freely.

The only person enrolled on the sick list is Mr. Lue. CARTER.


(Sheriff’s Sale) William H. SICKMAN vs Joseph V. P. GUNTENSBERGER and Nancy GUNTENSBERGER. . . I will expose at Public Auction. . . Monday, November 10th, 1879. . . Lot number two hundred and ninety-five (295) in Robbins & Harters addition to the town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff Fulton county, Indiana.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Charles W. CAFFYN vs Charles H. SMITH, Ida SMITH, Frank H. ERNSPERGER, Charles JACKSON, Henry G. THEYER and Alfred H. ROBBINS. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, November 10th, 1879. . . [real estate described]. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff Fulton county, Ind.


(Administrator’s Sale). . . the undersigned, administrator of the estate of James GILCRIST, deceased, will offer at private sale on and after November 15th, 1879. . . [real estate described]. . . Michael SINNOTT, Administrator.


(Notice of Insolvency) At the September term of the Fulton Circuit Court for the year 1879, the estate of William CROSSGROVE was declared insolvent. . . Adolph HUNNESHAGEN, Administrator.


(Notice of Insolvency) At the September term of the Fulton Circuit Court for the year 1879, the estate of Ambrose MEREDITH was declared insolvent. . . Simon BRUGH, Administrator.





(Notice of Insolvency) At the April term, 1879, of the Fulton Circuit Court, the estate of Benjamin HARTZOG was declared insolvent. . . Eli ROGERS, Administrator.




Mother ERNSPERGER started for St. Elmo, Ill., on Wednesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. J. DAVIDSON.

Rev. A. V. HOUSE will spend next week at Alimo, Fountain county attending the Indiana Lutheran Synod.

Mr. M. MANHEIM, of Warsaw called on Thursday and informed us that it was his intention to open an extensive china and earthenware store in Rochester about the first of November. He has rented the old Fred FROMM grocery stand and will establish a store devoted exclusively to the goods named. It is an establishment that Rochester has needed for a long time.

Wm. REES and family have gone to spend a few weeks in Illinois among their friends.

Jesse COOK is out of the grocery trade, his entire stock having been purchased by Joe. BARRETT. . .

Lafe M. BRYAN, formerly principal of the Rochester schools, but now a resident of Grand Island, Neb., is here with his wife visiting their friends and acquaintances of the town and county. Mr. Bryan is engaged in the news, book and stationery trade at his western home and is well pleased with his location and trade.

DIED. -Aden CLEVENGER, a gentleman well known in Henry township by reason of having lived there for many years, died at his late residence in Marshall county on Friday of last week. The deceased was 52 years of age and a very worthy man.

-Mrs. Sarah RANNELLS, wife of David M. RANNELLS, died  in this city on Wednesday morning and was buried on Thursday at 2 o’clock p.m., the services being conducted by Rev. F. M. RULE at the M.E. church. Mrs. Rannells was a noble woman, loved and respected by all. She suffered long and severely with consumption and was at last called to rest at the time stated. Mr. Rannells and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

-The numerous friends of the family of Major BITTERS, late editor of the Spy, who only last week removed to Rensselaer to make that their future home, will be grieved to learn of their sad affliction by the death of the pet of the household, little Freddie [BITTERS], their five year old boy. The family had scarcely reached their new home, and before they had got to housekeeping their darling was taken with diphtheria which resulted in his death on Thursday morning of this week. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, a few of the friends from this place attending. Under any circumstances the affliction is terrible but as strangers in a strange place it is doubly severe. . .


BROOM FACTORY. My factory for the manufacture of the best Brooms in the market is in successful operation. . . Good broom corn will be manufactured on shares and the best quality of Broom corn seed for sale. . . call at my factory, seven miles east of Rochester and one-half mile south of the Akron road.  W. H. CURTIS.


That Sam. WALLACE, the “boss graphic,” is a “bad one” needs no confirmation to convince the people of this community of that fact. He has been in several difficulties that have had no tendency to elevate his moral character. His last exploits were to gain the confidence of a fourteen-year-old girl of Kokomo and under pretense that he had a home all furnished in Chicago, he induced her to accompany him to that city where the sharp eyes of the police detected that all was not right and both were arrested. His efforts to convince the authorities that she was his half-sister did not take well and both were arrested and held until the facts could be learned. She gave way under such treatment and told a truthful story which is reported in the Inter-Ocean. He will probably be severely punished for his bad conduct and may eventually learn to lead a better life. The girl he has with him is Susie WILLIAMS, from Kokomo. Where he first met her we do not know, but her love for him induced her to visit this place on two or three different excursions that came from Kokomo and once during our county fair. Her friends learning of the acquaintance she had formed, followed her on one occasion but an exciting foot race upon the streets and through the alleys failed to put her in their possession. She was fleet footed and escaped her pursuers but not the toils of a lwayward young man.


Saturday, October 25, 1879


MARRIED. -Charles K. PLANK and Miss Minnie BRACKETT, the central figures of attraction and who were the parties to the marriage, are well and favorably known in Rochester. Charles is a son of Dr. A. K. PLANK, the popular druggist, and he, following in the footsteps and the profession of his father, is also engaged in the drug trade. . . he was elected by a handsome majority, Clerk of the Corporation at the last town election. . . Miss Brackett, youngest daughter of the late Dr. Charles BRACKETT, has long been regarded by many who have acquired the art of distinguishing between handsome forms and faces, as the belle of the city. Both the groom and the bride are young. . . After the marriage ceremony which was performed by Rev. F. M. RULE, and a royal feast, the happy couple took the late train for Chicago. . . spend a few days of their honeymoon. . .


Sam WALLACE denies having been to Chicago or being in any way connected in the matter ruining the young girl from Kokomo. He writes a card to the Kokomo Dispatch stating that some rascal has been personating him and using his name.




Andy STRONG is building a large addition to his store.

Wm. KREIGHBAUM made a fine improvement on his property.

Olly ASHELMAN is recovering slowly from a severe attack of typhoid fever.




Miss Ella BARB’s school closed this week. . .

Miss Sallie McMANN has been chosen teacher for our winter term. She has taught here before and gets an unanimous vote.

Mrs. GOOD’s residence is nearing completion. . .

 Dr. C. C. LODER has located here and offers his professional service to the town and vicinity. The Dr. comes well recommended.

The TEMPERANCE SOCIETY has become discouraged and needs revival.

Dick THOMPSON, of Rochester, has been driving wells here with fair success.


(Notice to Non-Residents. . . Harrison COPNER vs Alexander COPNER, Joseph COPNER and Sarah WHIPP. . . Plaintiff, by Jacob S. SLICK, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendants, Joseph Copner and Sarah Whipp are not residents of the State of Indiana. . . this 24th day of October, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.





Why not take down the derrick now over the TOWN WELL and put in a pump so that the water can be brought into practical use?

Mr. C. CORNELIUS and wife started on Monday evening for a visiting tour through Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska in each of which States they have friends.

On Tuesday evening of this week the young associates of Miss Jessie HINMAN gave her a very pleasant surprise party, the occasion being the fifteenth anniversary of her birthday...

A colored concert troupe sing at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC tonight and tomorrow night.

Mrs. Major BITTERS, her daughter Maggie [BITTERS] and son Albert [BITTERS] are visiting their many friends here. They came from their home at Rensselaer across the country in a carriage and had an enjoyable ride over the prairies. They will remain until Monday of next week.

Peter KLINE, a shoemaker of this place has been notified that the ticket he held in the Louisiana lottery has drawn $150. . .

MARRIED. -Thomas DAVIS, the proprietor of the new paper about to be established at Kewanna, was married last Sunday to Miss Emma E. MOGLE, at the residence of the bride’s parents, in Wayne township, in consequence of which event, the first issue of the new paper which was to have come forth today, will not appear until a week later. . .

-Cal. W. SNYDER and Miss Mahala GOING, both of Wabash, were married in that city on last Thursday evening by Rev. Charles LITTLE, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The groom is the nephew of the editor of this paper whose progress in life we have watched from his youth up to manhood. His wife is an estimable young lady who has resided at Wabash for some time. . .


(Administrator’s Notice). . . Andrew E. BABCOCK appointed Administrator with the Will annexed of the Estate of Hannah CONGER, late of Fulton county, deceased. .


Saturday, November 1, 1879




Mr. W. H. MORGAN has sold his farm to Willard HATCH and has bought a small tract of land in the frog-ponds near Fulton. We think the gentleman has exercised very poor judgment in locating where he has, but if he is satisfied, we are.


Ches. CHAMBERLAIN vacates the Recorder’s office today, after occupying it for eight years, to make room for John BLANCHARD, his Republican successor. Mr. Blanchard is the first Republican that has been elected to that office for twenty-four years and he is the only Republican officer in the court house. He is a worthy man and will make an acceptable officer.




Thomas MILLS has moved to the farm formerly occupied by Mr. STUMP.

Jake FUNK, of Indianapolis, is visiting friends at this place.

Mrs. McKINSEY, of Frankfort, is visiting relations here, also, Mr. Doring COOK and lady of Illinois.

The children of J. C. PHILLIPS are improving in health.

Art. HUDKINS and Harry GUSTIN are moving.

Mr. DAVIS has moved and will soon issue his paper, the Enterprise.

Mr. ANDERSON came very near being killed last Saturday by falling from a building.



Our noted energetic hog merchant, George PERSCHBACHER, has shipped 300 hogs from this Station and has two carload in the pens waiting transportation.

John SISLE and family are visiting friends in Ohio.

Dr. LODER has built a neat little office near his residence.

Mr. FLORA, our violinist, is erecting an addition to his spacious residence.

Jacob MILLER has shipped nearly twenty-five thousand bushels of wheat from this station.

Dan HISEY is hauling his material preparatory to erecting his residence on Main street.




C. K. BITTERS has taken his departure for a point in northern Illinois where he has an engagement until March in teaching a high grade school. Mr. Bitters has just closed a successful term of school here of the Normal system.

Andy STRONG has sold his old warehouse on Main street, for $250 to a Mr. TILLMAN of North Manchester, for grist mill purposes. . .

Andy STRONG yet announces “meals at all hours” at the hotel notwithstanding the threatened legal proceeding by parties wanting him “ousted.”

Calvin SNYDER with his lately wedded bride are sojouring here among relatives on their tour of hymenial bliss. . .

David SECOR bore off the laurels in the running race, which tellys another notch for Henry township.


(Sheriff’s Sale) FIRST NATIONAL BANK of ROCHESTER, INDIANA, IN LIQUIDATION vs John H. BEEBER and William H. C. CHINN. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 24th day of November, 1879. . . [town lots in Rochester, described]. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Ind. October 30th, 1879. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Attys for Plff.


(Notice of Administration). . . Ephraim WILSON appointed Administrator of the Estate of George WILSON, late of Fulton county deceased...


(Sale of Ditch). . . the undersigned has been notified in writing by George W. MOON a land owner and person interested in the so-called Moon and Sales ditch, situated in Union and Aubbeenaubbee townships. . . that. . . Michael FLATH has failed to procure the excavation or construction. . . I shall, therefore. . . . on Wednesday, November 12th, 1879. . . let to the lowest and best responsible bidder, the excavation and construction of [described]. . . Charles W. CAFFYN, Auditor Fulton County.


(Sheriff’s Sale) F. K. KENDRICK vs John P. MYERS and Mary C. MYERS. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, November 24th, 1879. . . Lot number four hundred and thirty-one (431) in Lyons and Kendricks addition to the town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Indiana.



(Sheriff’s Sale) Jacob WHITTENBERGER vs Peter PUTMAN. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, November 24th, 1879. . . [real estate described] situate in Fulton County. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff Fulton County, Ind.




Mrs. L. S. EMRICK is visiting friends at Indianapolis.

The Indianians, a colored concert troupe, stopped at the WALLACE HOUSE, a Democratic hotel, for four days and not a single “Southern outrage” was committed. All got out of town safely.

MARRIED. -Samuel B. DAWSON and Miss Mattie F. STINSON were married at the residence of J. DAWSON, on Wednesday evening, by Rev. N. L. LORD, all of this county.

-Mr. John F. WISE, a Maxinkuckee merchant, came to Rochester in search of a partner and was eminently successful in securing Mrs. Amarette [GRAY] WIRT, daughter of Mr. A. H. D. GRAY. The contract was sealed by Rev. F. M. RULE last Thursday evening and the happy pair went touring toward Chicago.

Charley HASSLER, an expert painter from Plymouth, has accepted a position in HEFFLEY’s wagon shop. As he is an accomplished cornet player, he will also unite with Emrick’s cornet band and be a valuable acquisition thereto.

Bob RANNELLS, a young lad got his arm broken and was otherwise seriously bruised last Saturday by the horse that he was riding in the running racy flying the track and climbing the fence. . .




Master Estill JOHNSTON was complimented for good riding at the horse fair.

Jno. STARR not only makes boots, kbut whistles any tune to order.

Miss Jennie STERNER, one of Rochester’s belles, passed last Sunday very pleasantly with her many friends here. . .

Fred W. DANIELS, our genial harness-maker, is doing a thriving business, not only with the cattle but in the harness trade.

The general impression is that Mr. COOPER will not take charge of our schools this winter. If the gentleman does not want the school why did he not make a statement to that effect before elected?

Mr. TILLMAN, the miller from Manchester has contracted for the old tannery building in preference to the old mill building for future operations.  . .

J. C. BARRETT & CO.. . have just received a large stock of groceries which they intend selling very low. Call and see for yourself, one door south of Dr. Robbins’ office.

Samuel RUSSELL and wife returned yesterday from a month’s visit to Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. They are entirely satisfied that Fulton County shits them as a home as well as any portion of the west they were over.

NEW HARDWARE STORE. . . Mr. David COOPER who has been a practical mechanic all his life and knows the wants of the people, has opened a complete stock of Hardware in the Citizens’ Block, south of the Court House.





(Ditch Notice) To Robert R. GREEN, John McCONNEHEY, William KINDIG, Amanda V. GRAHAM, William BRAY, James M. KNIGHT, and to the heirs of George M. SMITH, deceased, whose names are Lewis BROWN, Melinda BROWN, Thomas GRAY, Minerva GRAY, Samuel TILTON, Elizabeth TILTON and Catherine BILLINGTON. . . the board of Commissioners of Fulton County. . on application of Jacob S. RANNELLS, appointed viewers. . . construction of a certain ditch in Liberty Township [described]. . . The appraisers, James A. McCLUNG, Samuel BEMENDERFER and Wickliff S. LOUDERBACK will meet. . Wednesday, November 19th, 1879. . . Jacob S. RANNELLS.


(Notice of Administration) . . . Lovina CONN appointed Administratrix of the Estate of Joseph CONN, late of Fulton county, deceased.


Saturday, November 8, 1879




Len CUTSHALL smokes cheroots and feels one thousand dollars richer because the sixth advent in the family is a son.

There was a first class stag dance at STRONG’S HALL last Friday eve. Eleven girls and thirty boys. . . We learned that Jim BROWN of Rochester was in the ring between two dutch girls with his moustache artistically pointing heavenward, and cutting a big swath.

To the dance came Ort. MITCHELL and Ol. MINER two good appearing young men from the corporation of Rochester, who took the hearts of two good looking girls by storm, as also did the girls by conquering the boys. . .

The SHIELDS boys are doing the plaster work of Doctor HARTER’s house which will soon be completed. . .

Theodore CHAPMAN has sold his small farm, near Akron to Fred. HARTER, for $1,000.

Wm. KREIGHBAUM has been soliciting donations for the purpose of building a new fence around the old grave-yard and the purchase of a set of tools for digging of graves, which is very much needed. . .

 Jim KUHN will have possession of the hotel about holidays. . .




W. H. MORGAN moves to Fulton this week and Fulton county receives another good citizen.

Rev. McKINZIE has been holding a series of meetings at the Christian Chapel during the past week. . .

On last Wednesday Monroe KNIGHT disposed of forty acres of improved land in this county to Mr. HOWER for a one hundred and sixty acre lot situated in McPherson county, Kansas. Mr. Knight proposes to start for Kansas next spring.

W. P. EBERTS is about to dispose of his farm to parties in Logansport.

They tell us that Wesley WARNER is “pap” again.

The oldest daughter of Mr. Joseph CHAMP is laying very low with typhoid fever, but with good nursing will probably recover.

MARRIED. -On Thursday, Oct. 27, 1879, at the residence of the bride’s father in Allen township, Miami county, Ind., by Rev. McKINZIE, Mr. Milton QUICK and Miss Ruth BRIGGS. . .

DIED. -A distressing accicent occurred one mile and a half north-east of Lincoln on Friday evening, which resulted in the death of a young man by the name of WOLPERT. The particulars, as near as we can ascertain, are about as follows: A Mr.  JONES is teaching singing school at what is more familiarly known as the Rabbits Glory school house, and after the exercises of the evening was over and the crowd was dispersing, one HARLEY commenced firing his revolver and had fired three or four shots when the weapon was accidentally discharged, the ball entering young Wolpert’s forehead penetrating the brain and coming out at the base of the skull.  Young Wolpert expired in about twenty minutes after the fatal shot was fired. This should be a warning to all young men who are in the habit of carrying firearms, for if they can not handle them properly, they should not be in possession of them.


Mrs. Vint. O’DONALD and Mrs. Lizzie JAMISON, of Peru, have been visiting their Rochester friends. . .

MARRIED. -Mr. Monroe MORRIS and Miss Amanda WHITTENBERGER, daughter of Reuben WHITTENBERGER, of Henry Township, were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock on Thursday evening of this week.




Mr. Thomas EIDSON has bought the PERSCHBACHER grocery and intends to continue business in the same building. . .

We were happy to see the pleasant face of Dr. LOWERING of Kewanna, formerly of Walnut. The Dr. is an energetic fellow and left many well wishing friends here. He informs us that he proposes to attend college at Indianapolis this winter.

Mr. Frank TURNER informs us that he intends to start a new harness shop in this place. Frank is a good workman but two harness shops is one too many for Tiosa.

Jacob MILLER’s little daughter, Mazy [MILLER], is dangerously ill with diphtheria.

Mrs. Adaline BALL is having a beautiful residence erected on her farm near town.

Isaac TIPTON has secured work on the I. P. & C. R.R., and left here today. . .

A young Mr. BLACK has located at Center in this Township and commenced the practice of medicine and judging from appearances, he will make a success.

A. McBRIDE, James PYLE and the Misses Emma McBRIDE and Mary E. PYLE, of Fulton county, were visiting in Rensselaer during the past week, the guests of Mr. E. L. CLARKE.  -Rensselaer Standard.


DIED. -Mr. Benj. PATTON, a worthy citizen of Rochester, ldied on Thursday evening. The deceased has long been a suffered with consumption and was by that disease called to his rest. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Ohio, and was by the members of the Rochester lodge buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery yesterday afternoon.


MARRIED. -Somebody dropped us a postal card announcing that on Sunday, Oct. 19th, Mr. Louis NORRIS and Mrs. HARRIET, both of Newcastle township, were married by Elder E. M. McGREW. The writer of the card attached no name to it but we suppose it makes no difference to the couple if the wedding actually took place.


(Application for License). . . to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the east room of the one story frame building situate on the northeast corner of lot number thirty-seven (37) in the town of Pleasant Grove, now called Kewanna. . . James WARE, applicant.


(Application for License). . . to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the one-story frame building, situate on the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-eight (38), as designated on the plat of the town of Pleasant Grove, now called Kewanna. . . Gideon P. TALBOTT, 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, situated on 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. . . Calvin KNOPP, 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 Augustus MEISCH, in the new addition to the town of Rochester. . . Henry MEYER, Applicant.




Sidney R. MOON has returned from his western trip and will teach the saw mill school just south of town this winter.

Horace MACKEY has established himself in the dairy business and was to have started his milk cart on Monday of this week but we have not yet seen it upon the streets.

Sampson CLAYTON disposes of all his personal property at public sale next Thursday preparatory to taking up his home in the west. The sale takes place at his residence, four miles southeast of Rochester.

MARRIED. -A very quiet wedding took place in the south end on Wednesday evening at the residence of Mrs. [Clarisa J.] PENCE. Rev. N. L. LORD performed the ceremony that united Mr. [Isah A.]  BACON and Mrs. Clarisa Pence.[21]

 -Mr. Eugene SOUTHARD and Miss Ida ALEXANDER were married at the residence of the bride’s parents in this place on Thursday evening by Rev. F. M. RULE. . .

Recorder BLANCHARD who has just come into possession of his office will keep Sam SWARTWOULDT in his employ as deputy for a while. . .

DIED. -From some cause the death of Abial BUSH which occurred at his residence, in Richland township, Sep. 28th, ‘79, was not mentioned in these columns. Mr. Bush was a New England man, being born in Massachusetts, which state he left at the age of 19 and came to Ohio, from thence to Michigan and from there to this county of which he had been a resident for 42 years and regarded as one of its pioneers. The deceased at the time of his death was 74 years of age; was an honorable and upright citizen and highly respected by all who enjoyed his acquaintance.

-The mother of Lou. LINKENHELT, of this city, died at her residence in Elkhart county last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ches. CHAMBERLAIN celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary on Thursday evening. . .

The long looked for iron BRIDGES to span the Tippecanoe river and Mill creek are at last here and will be put in position immediately. . .


Saturday, November 15, 1879


Mr. J. P. MYERS and his family have concluded to remove from Rochester to South Bend and will make the change about the first of next month. As a postal agent on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad on a run from Cleveland to Elkhart, his convenience and comfort as well as that of his family will be greatly enhanced by the change of residence. . .

DIED. -Word was received here yesterday that Mrs. Martha PONTIOUS, wife of Rev. D. J. PONTIOUS had died at Topeka, Kan., and that her remains would be brought here for interment. Mr. Pontious left here a few weeks ago with his family to spend the winter in the west for the improvement of his wife’s health. The change was not for the best, as she died as above stated. Her remains will arrive today and her funeral will take place tomorrow from the Evangelical church at 2 o’clock. Services will be conducted by Rev. WILDERMUTH.

-Vernon [AULT], son of Joseph and Mary E. AULT, died Thursday morning, aged two years and nine months. The funeral services were held at the residence on north Jefferson street by their pastor, Rev. F. M. RULE, and the body laid away in the old cemetery twelve miles west of the city.




William MICKEY is the happiest man in town. It is a girl and weighs ten pounds.

Lewis NORRIS thinks it is not good for man to be alone so he has taken to himself a wife.

Cyrus PIERCE disposed of his personal property today and intends going west.

P. BUSENBURG is erecting a new wood and wash house.

Dr. SHAFFER has purchased a lot and is erecting a new house thereon.

McDOUGLE & BUSENBURG are busily engaged in repairing their sawmill.




We neglected to mention last week that Mr. and Mrs. William BRYANT had gone to southern Illinois to visit relatives. . . will extend their trip to Chicago, to witness the reception of Gen. GRANT, as they will have to go within a short distance of there to visit an uncle of Mr. Bryant.




Cyrus PIERCE, the man of many honeymoons, had a public sale on Monday. Where he and his bride are going is not known to us, but it is hoped to a country where they can live without so much “separate and make up again,” as they have had here.

Thomas NELSON and family who went west last winter, have returned. . . Mr. Nelson was very ill when he returned but is much better now.

Amos HUTCHISON, a son-in-law of Mr. HAIMBAUGH, who went to Kansas with Mr. NELSON and settled near Peabody, in that State, has been very sick but is now getting better. Mr. Haimbaugh has been there over two weeks in attendance on his sick kinsman. . .

Some of the winter schools in this section of the “moral vineyard” have been taken for the winter.  Miss WAUGH has the “16” school; Miss HUFFMAN the Windfall, and Simon BYBEE the Greenhill school. Your humble servant will teach the “young idea how to shoot,” at the brick school house in District No. 7 just across the line in Marshall county. Jacob MARTIN who attended the Rochester high school this fall, will teach at the Goodwin school house in the same county.

The Postoffice department has issued circulars for bids for carrying the mail on a semiweekly mail route from Big Foot to Bloomingsburg.

Mrs. NORRIS has sold her part of the saw mill to McDOWELL. . .

J. R. SEVERNS and wife took a flying visit to Whitley county a few days ago...




Free DONALDSON is very low with the typhoid fever.

BIBBLER and MILLER took a drove of several hundred sheep through town this week.

Josey BARRETT did not remain a grocery King for very long. He is out of the business again.

Harry RYLAND, who for a year was a compositor on the Sentinel, has gone to Wabash and accepted a “sit” on the Courier.

Joe. STEPHENSON has been “setting them up” in the Republican office this week. Joe is a typo of no mean ability.

J. ROWLEY and family were much pleased with the vocal serenade they received on the first night of their new home in the ERNSPERGER residence.

Lon. RANNELLS has returned from Hot Springs, Ark. . . Fred FROMM, who went with him, still remains. . .

Charley KENWORTHY has charge of the telegraph offices at Walkerton.

MARRIED. -Wm. COOK and Hattie MILLER, daughter of Solomon MILLER, were married at the residence of the bride’s parents in Aubbeenaubbee township on Thursday by Rev. SPARKS, of Kewanna.

-A quite wedding took place at the residence of George W. TRUSLOW on Thursday morning at which O. D. ROSS and Miss Cleora A. TRUSLOW were the contracting parties, the ceremony being performed by Rev. F. M. RULE. . .

Plum HANSON, well known by many of our citizens as a former resident of this place is now engaged as chief clerk at the WALLACE HOUSE.


(Notice to Non-Residents). . . John KELLY vs Charles C. WHEELDON and Mary S. WHEELDON. . . Plaintiff by Isaiah CONNER, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendants. . . are not residents of the State of Indiana. . . this 7th day of November, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.




George TEEL has stuck out his shingle as a fur merchant.

George TIPTON’s boarders are leaving one by one.

Jacob LONG has disposed of several lots to parties who propose erecting new dwelling this fall and winter.

Miss WEAVER, from Lima, Ohio, is visiting friends in this vicinity.

Rev. McGRAW is talking of going into the merchant tailoring business at Bigfoot.

DIED. -Oscar GROVE died on last Wednesday at his residence two miles west of this place.

Isaac MEREDITH is erecting a new house on the Wash. HORN farm and it is near completion.

HIDER disposed of his wool at a reduced figure to James COPLEN.




Mr. R. B. CHAPIN is improving slowly. . .

Mr. James CARL took possession this week of the farm which he recently purchased of Mr. J. GREEN, and W. P. BRAY will take possession this week of the farm formerly owned by John KELLER, and purchased by Mr. Bray about two months ago.

Mrs. WHISTLER and Mrs. DILLIS formerly of this county, but now residing in Marion, were visiting relatives in this neighborhood, last week.

DIED. -On Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 1879, Mrs. Ida COLLINS, of consumption, aged 21 years, 11 months and 20 days. Services at the Mud Creek Chapel by Rev. GERARD, after which the remains were interred in the Five Corners cemetery. Mrs. Collins has been quite poorly for a year past, but not until the last two or three months had any danger been apprehended as to her recovery. She failed very rapidly and on last Wednesday evening she was called away to that better land where sorrow and death will be felt no more forever. May her soul rest in peace.




Miss Melissa MODLIN, who has been very low for two weeks past with a severe attack of typhoid fever, is not yet out of danger.




Hon. Fred. FROMM returned from Hot Springs, Ark., this week very much improved in health. He will hereafter give his business his personal attention.

“Bud” MATTINGLY, formerly proprietor of the Bourbon Mirror, now one of the editors of the Republican, has located among us and entered upon his duties connected with the office.

RICHLAND CENTER, a new postoffice established in Richland township, would accommodate several of our subscribers who reside near thereto. . .

Frank TERRY, from Silver Cliffs, Col., paid his parents and friends at this place a short visit this week. Frank went to the silver country some months ago and has been quite successful in his speculations.Business interests demanded his immediate return and he started for his western home on Wednesday.

Clark S. HICKMAN celebrated a birthday anniversary yesterday by giving a big dinner to which a goodly number of his friends were invited.

Ches. CHAMBERLAIN has bought the GOLDSMITH stock of groceries and notions in the Citizens’ block and is now in possession of the same. Ches. is a good salesman and we predict for him success.

A judgment of $2,500 obtained by a Miss VANMETER against S. C. DAVIDSON a few months ago, on a case of seduction and breach of marriage contract, has been compromised by the payment in cash of one-half the amount. . .

A few more vigorous prosecutions will teach boys and shallow-minded men that they cannot disturb public meetings without paying the penalties therefor. This week Bruce MOORE had the pleasure of paying $17.75 for his bad conduct at the SPRINKLEBURG LITERARY SOCIETY. . .

MARRIED. -One of the most pleasant weddings of the season, was that of Mr. John F. SHOUP and Miss Martha E. COOPER, at the residence of the bride’s parents, last Wednesday evening. . .  . . . the impressive ceremony pronounced by Rev. F. M. RULE, pastor of the M.E. church. . .

-Ed. F. CHINN, one of the proprietors of the ACADEMY OF MUSIC drug store, and Ches. CHINN, his brother, and deputy postmaster, skipped over into Illinois this week without giving many persons any information about their going. Both have returned, however, and reported the cause of their sudden disappearance. Ed., while traveling salesman for a Chicago wholesale house, formed the acquaintance of Miss Ida WALKER, at Charleston, Ill., which acquaintance ripened into true love as time progressed. His recent visit there was for the purpose of making her his wife which happy event took place on Tuesday morning of this week. Ches. went along to see that the happy couple made a safe return to this place. The bride is said to be a charming young lady and worthy of the excellent husband she got. . .

-Two persons of very prepossessing appearance, Mr. William E. JONES and Miss Elizabeth H. UHL, were taken to the M.E. parsonage last Thursday evening by Mr. Hugh STEPHENSON, and announced that, separate they never could be, and be happy, hence upon the presentation of proper authority from the clerk, Rev. Mr. RULE pronounced them husband and wife, and they went on their way rejoicing. They were from Wayne township.

DIED. -As announced last week, the death of Martha M. [PONTIUS], wife of Rev. D. J. PONTIUS, occurred at Topeka, Kan., on Thursday of last week. It was expected that her remains would arrive in time for interment on Sunday, but by some delay which necessitated the postponement of the funeral until Tuesday, which took place from the Evangelical church as per previous announcement. The deceased was married to her sorrowing grief stricken husband in Ohio. For several years they resided in this State near Elkhart and for the past two years have been residents of Rochester. She was 41 years, 6 months and 14 days old.

­-A. F. DONALDSON, well known to most of the people of this county, died at his residence in this city on Monday morning. For many years he was one of the chief clerks in Ernsperger’s store where he formed many pleasant acquaintances. He was sick but a few days and his untimely death in the prime of his manhood is a great sorrow to his family and numerous friends. He was buried on Wednesday from the M.E. church by the Masonic fraternity of which he was an honored member, Rev. RULE conducting the religious exercises. The deceased was 41 years of age.

-On last Sunday evening death claimed as his victim Mrs. Nellie SUTTON, wife of Dr. A. SUTTON, of this city. Her death was also sudden and unexpected. Only a few days ago she gave birth to a babe which she was called to leave. The deceased was 31 years of age. On Tuesday morning her funeral took place from the M.E. church and her remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery.


Saturday, November 29, 1879




David HOOVER anticipates removing to town in a few days. He will occupy the rooms now occupied by James KUHN.

The grandest occasion of the season was that of a surprise social given at the residence of M. YEAGLEY in honor of the 18th anniversary of their son Kelsy’s life. . . an appropriate address by D. C. KNOTT and responded to in behalf of Kelsy by L. M. NOYER.­. .

Fears are entertained that Mr. MAHLER who went to Germany a few weeks ago to look after a fortune which is there waiting him, has met with a sad fate, as they have not heard from him.




The harness shop of PERSCHBAUCHER has been reopened with Mr. CRAGO of Rochester as foreman.

William WOLFE is with J. MILLER now in the store. .

Can. WAID of Ohio is visiting his brother, Luther [WAID]. The girls think him a plumb good fellow.

Emmett COLE and family have returned from Kansas and think Indiana good enough to remain here. He is stopping in our village for the present.

Mrs. Ed. MECKLING, of Plymouth, is visiting here this week the guest of J. MECKLING and family.

We had a friendly call by Esq. [O. K.] GROVE, of Newcastle township last week. O. K. is rather good looking and it is singular now he has escaped matrimony so long, not insinuating that he is a bachelor, at all.




The old TAMARACK TREE which for many years has stood at the corners and from which this place derived its name, “took a tumble” a few nights ago during a wind storm...

W. H. CURTIS is still at the Corners and engaged in the broom trade. He is doing an extensive business at manufacturing.

The postoffice and store has its full compliment of loungers who spend the long evenings and bad days in telling long windy stories.


(Sheriff’s Sale) Jacob WHITTENBERGER vs John W. DAVIS, Levi M. DOWNEY and Benjamin F. MONTGOMERY. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, the 22d day of December, 1879. . . An undivided one-ninth (1/9) interest in lot number ten (10) new plat of the town of Rochester. . . and an undivided one-ninth (1/9) interest in  [a portion described] of lot number eleven (11) in the new plat of the town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton county, Ind. November 29th, 1879.  Isaac W. BROWN, Atty for Plff.




Miss Anna KEITH left Rochester on Wednesday to spend the winter at Milwaukee, Wis.

Nearly every town has its TELEPHONES in good practical working order. Why can’t Rochester have a few lines for private and public advantages?

J. C. LOVELAND, once editor of the City Times of this place is now publishing the Head Light, a newspaper in pamphlet form, at Corunna, DeKalb county...

A report is current that Frank ZARTMAN, a young man well known in this city, died at Fort Wayne last week but we have not been able to learn any of the particulars...

EMRICK’s band is one of the six in this State that have been invited to attend the GRANT reception at Indianapolis on the 9th of next month. Our band is getting a State reputation as a fine musical organization.

F. B. ERNSPERGER will leave Rochester for a trip through Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska for the purpose of finding a location to engage in business. We regret to have Frank leave town for he is an old pioneer and has been one of the most enterprising business men that Rochester ever had.

An assault and battery case in which Dormand KING and his wife of Henry township, were the actors, and which occupied considerable attention in Justice’s courts during the fall months, was finally determined in the Circuit Court this week by Dormand pleading guilty to an assault upon his wife. . .

A Thanksgiving hop was given at ARMORY HALL on Thursday evening. . .

David BARB, one of the very old and very respected citizens of this city is prostrated on a bed of sickness. He has suffered long and severely with paralysis and but little hope is entertained for his full recovery.

MARRIED. -In Rochester, Ind., on the 27th November, 1879, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, Mr. George BRUMM to Mrs. Margarett A. MAGREW, all of this county.

Sam. SWARTWOULDT retires from his position as deputy county recorder on next Wednesday and accepts a position as chief clerk in Ches. CHAMBERLAIN’s grocery store, in the Citizen’s block. . .


Saturday, December 6, 1879



Bigfoot will have two MAILS a week after July first.

Joseph JEFFERIES has moved into his new house.

Dr. SHAFFER has moved into the DRUDGE house until he has his house completed.

Jacob LONG is talking of building a new house in the spring.

Robert WEBB, from Plymouth, is visiting his old friends at Bigfoot.

Old Mr. EMMONS has had a very severe attack of typhoid fever.

George BARKMAN and Frank COPLEN have gone to Michigan to work in the pineries.


KEWANNA is still without a saloon, the Commissioners refusing to grant the license. All of the Rochester applicants were successful.

MARRIED. -Frank B. ERNSPERGER was married on Thursday, at Bristol, Ind., to Mrs. NEAL, formerly a resident of this city. The tide of public sentiment has set in very strongly against Mr. Ernsperger for the part he played in being divorced and his undue haste in marrying the woman who is supposed to be responsible for much of the domestic troubles in the Ernsperger family.

Mrs. Lou. LINKENHELT was taken strangely ill on Monday morning. She arose in her usual health and after doing up the morning work she made her toilet and took a seat in a chair where she was soon after found in an unconscious state. . . paralysis of one side of her face. She has not spoken a word since Monday morning and her health is still failing.

DIED. -Jesse EMMONS, an aged and honored citizen of Newcastle township, died Nov. 30th, of lung disease. He was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, March 14th, 1879, and at the time of his death was 82 years, 8 months and 19 days old. He had been a resident of this county for 37 years. He was the father of 9 children of whom 6 are living. The number of his grandchildren and great grandchildren I could not learn, but they are very numerous. The funeral services took place at the Bloomingsburg Christian Church, Rev. McGRAW officiating. The remains were taken to the Richter  Cemetery, about 2 miles southwest of Bloomingsburg, for interment. An unusually large number of relatives, friends and neighbors paid honor and respect to the aged pioneer in following his remains to their last resting place.  -V.Z.


Our regular correspondent at Akron sent us the following:

MARRIED. -Nov. 27th, by Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER, in his parlor, as the shades of night were falling, George STEWART and Lena CHURCHILL.

-Dec. 4th, at the same place, soon after an early breakfast, Francis YOUNG and Mary  WACHTER, all of this county. All are as happy as clams in high tide.


(Administrator’s Sale). . . the undersigned, administrator of the estate of John H. SINGER, deceased, will offer at private sale on and after Monday, December 29th, 1879 [real estate described]. . . George A. GRUPP, Administrator. Dec. 6th, 1879.


(Assignee’s Sale). . . the undersigned will sell at the public auction, on Saturday, December 27th, 1879, at the Rochester Bank. . . all the right, title and interest of Levi M. MONTGOMERY, a bankrupt, in and to [real estate described] in Marion county, Ind., and lot No. four hundred and forty-four (444) in Lyon and Kendrick’s addition to the town of Rochester, Earl P. COPELAND, Assignee.  Dec. 4th, 1879.



(Sheriff’s Sale) Max SILBERBERG vs Joseph BIBBLER and Susannah BIBBLER. . . I will expose at Public Sale. . . Monday, December 29th, 1879. . . Lot number four hundred and fifty-three (453) of Sturgeon’s addition to the town of Rochester. . . William A. WARD, Sheriff Fulton County, Ind.




Mrs. Chas. SMITH, living just west of town, presented her husband with a fine boy on Thanksgiving day.

By taking the 6:20 train in the morning, you can go to Indianapolis, see GRANT and most of the sights of interest and be at home again at 10:20 in the evening.

We had a knowledge of the facts last week before the issue of the Sentinel, but neglected to correct the report that Frank ZARTMAN had died at Ft. Wayne. He is in the enjoyment of good health. . .

MARRIED. -Clara E. ROWLEY, daughter of Julius ROWLEY of this place, was married at Schoharie, New York, on Thanksgiving day, to Mr. Edward MATTICE. Miss Rowley was formerly of New York, that being her native State, but came west with her parents a few years ago. In early life she chose her life partner and returned to her old home a few weeks ago to consummate the contract made with her accepted lover years ago.


Saturday, December 13, 1879


DIED. -Jennie S. [RANNELLS], youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank RANNELLS, died at the home of her parents in Logansport, Ind., Dec. 7th, aged about five and one half years. The home has suffered a sad loss in the death of little Jennie. She was a bright and lovely child land it was hard to give her up. . . Brief funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church in Rochester by Rev. A. M. WORK, and at the grave by N. N. LORD. Mr. and Mrs. RANNELLS are well known in Rochester and many friends sympathize with them in this hour of their sad bereavement.




John SKINNER is making another improvement - a barn.

Two of Mr. Joseph CHAMP’s children are laying very low with the typhoid malaria.

We are informed that there will be a LITERARY SOCIETY formed at the Collins’ school house in the near future.

Mr. Fred SLISHER succeeded in procuring the contract for the construction of the MUD CREEK DITCH, and commenced work last Monday morning. . .

The residence of Mr. Wm. BURCH was destroyed by fire on last Tuesday. Almost the entire contents were consumed. . .

Miss Libbie SMITH met with quite a painful accident on last Wednesday morning. While engaged at some household duties she had the misfortune to smash two of her fingers and the pain being so intense that she was thrown into fits, and the last information we had, her friends held but slight hopes of her recovery.




A BOLD BURGLARY. The Thief Captured


On Friday night of last week, the gunsmith shop of Maline MILLER was entered and robbed of goods in that line amounting to over $200. . . Sheriff WARD and Constable FERGUSON were on the trail, however, and going to Walnut on Tuesday, they fastened upon Harry GILL, a young man strongly suspected. . .[also arrested but insufficient evidence, so discharged, were Wm. FULTZ and Al. LACKEY, both of near Walnut]




Isaac TIPTON has disposed of his interest in the thresher owned by himself and BYBEE, to Pierce ERNSPERGER, of Sevastopol.

DIED. -An infant daughter of Marion and Nancy BYBEE, died at this place recently.

O. HOPPES is very happy because it is a girl.

BLACKBURN has purchased BUSENBURG’s interest in the saw mill at this place.

Isaac BUSENBURG and wife have been confined to their rooms for some time with lung fever but are now convalescing.


(Bankrupt Notice) . . . Levi M. MONTGOMERY, Bankrupt. . . Earl P. COPELAND, Assignee.  December 9th, 1879.


(Bankrupt Notice). . . William ASHTON, Bankrupt. . . D. W. LYON, Assignee.  Dec. 9th, 1879.


(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Rochester township, and reported to C. J. STRADLEY, a Justice of the Peace. . . a dark bay colt. . . Appraised at $20.  C. H. ROBBINS.


(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber living in Rochester township, and reported to C. J. STRADLEY, a Justice of the Peace. . . a dark red cow. . . Appraised at $18.  W. T. McDOUGAL.



Miss Lulu ROBBINS returned on Thursday from a protracted visit to Peru.

John MURPHY is out of the saloon business, being succeeded by Cal. KNOPP.

Adam BODEY, of St. Paris, Ohio, has been visiting his son-in-law, Wm. NEWCOMB, the County Clerk, this week.

H. D. MASTELLER of this county has removed with his family to Rensselaer to take charge of the ticket and freight office of the new narrow gauge railroad that has a terminus at that point.

B. F. MECHLING has taken a little vacation from his business at Cincinnati and has been visiting his friends at Rochester for the past week or more. . .

Young ADLEMAN, charged with having burglarized and stolen a lot of tobacco and cigars from the store of A. H. D. GRAY, was tried and acquitted this week.

Mr. Charles JACKSON is about disposing of his fine residence on west Pearl street. Dr. BRACY and Joseph LAUER have both been negotiating for it. . . It is Mr. Jackson’s intention to go west and find a new location in which to engage in business.

Dr. F. P. BITTERS who is a graduate of the Louisville, Ky., Medical College. . . has concluded to locate at Rensselaer. . .

From some cause unknown to the general public, B. D. CRAWFORD, prosecutor for this Judicial district, has removed E. R. HERMAN from his position as deputy prosecutor for this county and appointed in his stead Mr. J. W. RICKEL. . .

DIED. -Sudden deaths appear to be more common now than formerly. Several have occurred quite recently and not the least of note was that of Zach CHANDLER. On last Saturday evening Mrs. Lydia LINE, wife of Samuel LINE, of this place, passed away with but few moments warning of approaching dissolution. She was quite an aged lady and although in apparent good health, her excessive corpulency prevented her from enjoying much of life. Her funeral services at the residence on Monday, being conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD and A. M. WORK.

Wm. HENDRICKS has sold his stock to D. GOLDSMITH, who is putting in the choicest and largest stock of groceries ever brought to Rochester. . .

Miss Tella LYON started on Thursday for Buffalo, N. Y., where she will remain a few months under competent instructors to complete her course of study in drawing and painting. . .

Tickets for the gift concert are for sale by Jesse CARTER, Kewanna; Milo BRIGHT, Akron; Robert AIKINS [AITKEN], Fulton; Joseph MACHLAN, Tiosa; Geo. W. DOREMYER, Bloomingsburg; Orlando EMMONS, Richland Center.




Mr. MORRIS is teaching the Staten school this winter. . .

Miss Susan ROMIG, of Argos, has been visiting friends in this vicinity.

The Chipawaynock ditch is fast nearing completion since Uncle Abner THOMPSON has taken it in hand. . .




James [SNIDERS], a young son of Mr. Henry SNIDERS, who was so unfortunate as to break his leg some weeks ago, is now just able to get off his bed again.

Hiram HORN represented the Bloomingsburg lodge at the recent session of the Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F. at Indianapolis.


(Bankrupt Sale). . . William ASHTON, Bankrupt. . . the undersigned. . . assignee. . . will sell at public auction. . . Saturday, December 27th, 1879. . . [real estate  - farms and town lots in Rochester described]. . . David W. LYON, Assignee. . . Rochester, Ind., Dec. 5th, 1879.


(Assignee’s Sale) I will expose at Public Sale on Friday, December 26th, 1879. . . notes and accounts. . . in favor of the creditors of the Estate of Jacob GERSON, a Bankrupt. . .   [notes] A. NULL, B. E. MORRISON, S. MACKEY, W. W. COWEY, Uriah McCLOUD. [accounts] Jacob S. SLICK, Wm. ARNOLD, Shannon MACKEY, Richard SUTLIFF, D. P. BECK BROS., Chas. BATES, J. E. STANTON, CALKINS & SLICK, E. NEFF, Jno. SHUPERT, E. FLINN, Jno. HUNTER, Jno. W. DAVIS. J. Q. NEAL, Jno. P. MYERS, J. B. BEEBER, T. J. McCLARY, Lem. FLINN, Wm. MOON, James CROSSGROVE, Geo. FULTY, Norville WHITE, Philip SMITH, Thos. ALENAC, Sidney MOON, F. M. ASHTON. . . L. HEILBRUN, Assignee.





(Notice of Bankrupt Sale) In the matter of the Estate of Daniel S. and Williard GOULD, Bankrupts. . . the undersigned Assignee. . . will, on Saturday December 27th, 1879. . . offer for sale all of the remaining assets of said Estate at public auction. . . Francis K. KENDRICK, Assignee, Dec. 5th, 1879.


Saturday, December 20, 1879


Ben HEILBRUN has purchased a lot on Jefferson street between Pearl and Vine streets and is making the necessary preparations to remove the old building and erect in its stead a handsome two story brick residence.

DIED. - Mr. David BARB, who has been confined to his bed for some weeks past, departed this life yesterday morning about 6 o’clock. Mr. Barb has been a resident of Rochester for about thirteen years. During this period he has been known as a man of sound integrity, a friend of truth and a good citizen. For seven years he has been afflicted with paralysis through all of which suffering he has passed uncomplainingly. His funeral will take place from the Presbyterian church tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock. It will be attended by the benevolent orders of which he was a devoted member. Further mention will be made of the funeral services and the life of the deceased in the future.




ABBOTT & FERRY’s photograph car caught fire last Sunday and came very near being destroyed before the fiery element could be arrested. Their loss is something near one hundred dollars.

Elder BLAINE is now working in his new shop.

It is claimed by a number of the ladies that John DAVIS is the best looking merchant in town.

John STAR has bought the car that was scorched by fire. He will fix it up from bottom to top, and use it for a boot and shoe shop.

The citizens are expecting the narrow gauge R.R. to be built the coming summer, and are going to work accordingly.




DIED. -Mrs. Joseph [Malinda] CHAMP died at her home near Fulton on Wednesday, and was buried on Thursday of this week.[22]

A section of country southwest of Rochester is infested with wolves that are quite an annoyance to farmers in that neighborhood. Next Saturday there will be a general wolf hunt for the purpose of capturing the pests.

Frank ERNSPERGER is back from his bridal tour having left his wife at some enterprising town in Wisconsin where he intends to engage in business as soon as he can get his business matters settled at this place.

Next Monday evening the SKATING RINK opens at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Invitations will be extended to those who are expected to be there on the first evening. It is an exercise that affords a great deal of pleasure and there will doubtless be a large class formed here of those who have a desire for indoor skating.

B. F. MILLER & BRO. have opened a new grocery and feed store in the Myers building, nearly opposite the Commercial block. . .

Rochester Lodge, No. 79, F. & A. M., elected officers on Wednesday. . . T. J. McCLARY, J. W. SMITH, J. F. COLLINS, Isaiah WALKER, A. C. SHEPHERD. . .

 The jury that tried Harry GILL, the young man who broke into Mr. MILLER’s gunsmith shop and took therefrom $200 worth of goods, concluded that he ought to serve the State two years and accordingly their verdict was that he be imprisoned in the northern penitentiary for two years and that he be disfranchised for three years. He was sentenced on Saturday and on Monday R. C. WALLACE, deputy Sheriff, escorted him to Michigan City and gave him into the custody of the prison officials. That is the most expeditious judicial work that has been done in this county for some time. The robbery was committed on the 5th of this month and in ten days time the thief was caught, tried, convicted and put behind bars.

There is no better place to select holiday goods for presents than at M. WILE’s store, in the Balcony building.


LOST. A gold plated necklace, South of Rochester on the Michigan road. The finder will be rewarded by sending it to Mrs. K. W. BRUBAKER, Kewanna, Indiana.




Work has again commenced on the iron BRIDGE and it is hoped that it may continue until finished.

Our school is progressing very well. John TROUTMAN wields the birch.

M. W. WALTERS laid in a supply of Christmas candies.

There will be a Christmas tree at the NORTH CHURCH. George says it will be a grand affair.

Meeting commences at GERMANY CHURCH on Thursday evening, December 18, and will continue until after New Years...




Mr. EALY has had a new wind pump put up on his farm.

J. R. SEVERNS has lost a very fine horse by lung fever.

Mr. ALLMACK, from Whitley county paid his old farm a short visit last week.

Mr. James NELLANS has sold his farm to John BLACK and F. STONER and taken a partnership with PHILO in the pump business at Warsaw.

We are informed that Mr. Thomas NELLANS has retired from his farm and proposes taking up his residence at Rochester.

John BURNS is again buying horses for the Michigan market. . .

Harry HAMLET has bought the Robert ANDERSON mules for one hundred and fifty dollars.

The boys about Sycamore have organized a singing school and secured the services of Mr. JAMES.

Ed. HALL and Jim COX have caught twenty-eight coon this fall and winter.




The young folks are enjoying themselves on LAKE SIXTEEN, the skating being excellent.

Charles HOOVER is giving instructions in vocal music at the Hoover school house every Wednesday evening. All orderly persons are invited to attend.

 Rev. ALLMAN is holding a series of meetings at the OMEGA CHURCH this week which have been largely attended and good order preserved so far.

GRANT is as lively a little village as there is in the county. It has a large store and postoffice at which mail is received three times a week. It is a good trading point and an excellent place for a good shoemaker of which we are much in need.

WOOD CUTTERS are making music with cross-cut saws.

The SAW MILL has undergone thorough repairs and now resembles a new structure...




Rev. R. J. SMITH delivered a very impressive sermon, last Sunday evening, at PERRY’s school house.

Jacob COLLINS visited Indianapolis, last week to see the immortal GRANT.

Charley WELLS sold his farm last week to a gentleman from North Manchester. . .

Two of Wesley WARNER’s children are down with symptoms of diphtheria; otherwise health is generally good.

Mr. and Mrs. BRYANT returned from Illinois one week ago last Saturday. . .

Wesley WARNER says if a certain fellow don’t keep away from his smoke-house, he will be obliged to send for the doctor.


Saturday, December 27, 1879


F. D. HAIMBAUGH, of the Valparaiso schools and O. W. DUDGEON and Miss Luella LONG of the schools of Terre Haute have returned home to eat turkey and spend the holidays with their friends. Miss Mollie MERCER from Cincinnati, and Miss Ella KIRTLAND from Wooster, Ohio, are also spending the merry Christmas and happy New Year days at home.

The Royal Arch MASONS of Rochester Chapter No. 90, held their election on last Monday evening. . . E. R. HERMAN, J. SIDMORE, J. E. CATES, J. W. SMITH, T. J. McCLARY, I. WALKER, J. P. NELLANS, Geo. W. STOCKTON, A. W. HOLEMAN, Jas. A. SUTTON, Abs. NELLANS, W. H. DEARDOFF.

Next Thursday evening occurs the leap year ball to be given at OPERA HALL. . .

On Monday evening a SKATING RINK was opened at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC under the auspices of Professors PATTERSON and FENTON. The attendance at the opening was very large, the young folks and many of the older ones were present. All had a jolly good time and it looked as though the rink was to become a grand success, but from some cause the attendance since then until the present has been very light. One cause is, perhaps, from the fear of prosecution. The hall is located over the two business rooms occupied by CHAPIN & BRO. and the CITY DRUG STORE. The racket made above was so great that it was almost impossible to do business below. Complaint was made but the skating did not cease. J. S. CHAPIN then filed a complaint charging the proprietors with maintaining a nusance. The arrest was made but the trial was postponed until yesterday afternoon. Skating was continued each evening since much to the annoyance of the business interests beneath. Roller skating is a good exercise and very pleasant amusement. It is remarkable what skill and proficiency can be attained upon roller skates on a smooth floor. The gentlemen conducting the rink are experts upon that kind of skate and have given some fine exhibitions of their skating that can hardly be excelled. The rink will be open tonight and probably each evening next week.


[letter from Peabody, Kan., Dec. 23, l’79, signed J. K. NELLANS. . . . . .]




Naaman NOFTSGER who has been staying at Indianapolis for some time, made a flying visit to his home last week but has since returned to the city.

It is likely that an oyster supper and social party will be given at CURTIS’ hall on New Year’s eve.

Mrs. Mary CLEVENGER is visiting friends in Ohio.

Dr. EWING has shaved off his moustache. Ugh!


MUD LAKE WAVELETS by Charles Francis Adams, Jr.


Being informed by “Frank L. HARTER,” that his connection was severed with the Sentinel, I thought I would drop you a few lines in behalf of this vicinity and surrounding country.

TYPHOID FEVER is raging in this part of the country. But one or two cases have proved fatal.

J. M. KNIGHT is about to dispose of a 40 acre lot to a Mr. GINGARY for fifty acres of improved land laying in central Kansas.

Philip HECATHORNE is having rather a severe time with a catarrh on his hand. He has not been able to do any manual labor for about two months and as yet there is no change for the better.

Messrs. FILOE and CASSON, of Warsaw are engaged in boring a well for Mr. Jacob SLUSSER, at Five Corners...

There was quite a large attendance at the Christmas tree at LINCOLN on last Wednesday evening. There were a great many presents received and quite costly ones.




The new iron BRIDGE is finished except about twenty feet of the floor.

If the sneaking thief that stole those rat traps from the north side of HARPSTER’s field does not return them to the blacksmith shop, he will undoubtedly get into trouble.

The MUD CREEK SCHOOL is progressing very well. C. P. HINMAN “wields the scepter and is Monarch of all he surveys.” As a teacher, Charley is a success.

M. W. WALTERS and son are selling gift concert tickets. . .

Uncle Bill OVERMYER says it is no trouble to fall down, but it is something to get up.

Will BRUGH is a dealer in Irish Setters, Shotguns and Muskrats.




Mr. and Mrs. MERCER entertained a lalrge party of friends at their residence on Christmas night.

Mr. Charles GLASS, the gentlemanly telegraph operator, is on a visit to his friends at Knightstown.

A. L. STEPHENSON and wife, of Wabash, spent Christmas in Rochester, the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh STEPHENSON.

Miss Clara HEFFLEY and W. M. LOOMIS are among the students from abroad who are spending the holidays at this place with their friends.

DIED. -Mrs. COOK, wife of our former groceryman, J. G. COOK, died in this city on Tuesday morning. Her remains were taken to Plainfield for interment. She died in child birth.

Rev. RULE conducted the funeral service of Mrs. J. G. COOK at the residence on Tuesday evening between the hours of 10:30 and 11:30, the occasion for so late a service being the time of the departure of the train that bore her remains to Plainfield.

-Mrs. Wm. KNOTT, who died last Sunday morning was buried from the M.E. church Monday, Rev. F. M. RULE conducting the services. Mrs. Knott was an excellent Christian woman, true in all the relations of live, as daughter, wife, mother, and passed from the world in triumph.

-Notice was made last week of the death of Mr. David BARB, but a further mention of the life and character of one who was so well and favorably known cannot be uninteresting. Mr. Barb was born at North Bristol, Ohio, May 25th, 1828; died at Rochester, Ind., Dec. 19th, 1879, aged 56 years, 6 months and 24 days. Mr. Barb was twice married. By the second union five children were born, of whom three daughters survive. The last Mrs. [Mary J.] BARB departed this life some six years ago. Mr. B. had been a constant sufferer from paralysis for more then seven years preceeding his death, but bore all his afflictions with patience and faced death with resignation. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, where a large company had gathered to show their regard to his memory. The pastor, Rev. A. M. WORK, officiated and was assisted by Rev. N. L. LORD. The I.O.O.F. concluded the solemn rites of burial at the grave. . .[23]

The Rensselaer Standard states that H. D. MASTELLER of this place has been installed as freight and passenger agent on the narrow gauge railroad at that city.

Charles JACKSON has disposed of his brick business house opposite the Central House to Elder W. R. MICHAELS, the consideration being $4,460. It is Mr. Jackson’s intention to dispose of all of his Rochester property as rapidly as possible with a view of going west to again establish himself in business.

MARRIED. -Lawson NOYER and Miss Ella WHITTENBERGER were united for life, at the M.E. parsonage, last Tuesday, by Rev. F. M. RULE. Both parties are residents of Akron, the former a young man of exceptionably good character and the latter a daughter of Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER and an estimable young lady.

-Among the choicest presents made on Christmas day, was by Rev. F. M. RULE, in the appropriate ritual service of the M.E. church, of Miss Jennie CONNER to Mr. Frank BEERY, all of this county. . .

-At the residence of Mr. Jesse MARTINDALE, of Richland Tp., Dec. 25th, 1879, Mr. Thomas TRIMBLE to Miss Ida E. MARTINDALE. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. A. M. WORK.



The PETIT JURORS for the February term of the Circuit Court. . . J. H. BUCHANAN, J. C. CANNON, W. J. BAILEY, C. W. CHAPMAN, Thomas DAY, Nathaniel CHAPMAN, William MASTELLER, Elijah COPLEN, Thomas H. SHELTON, D. W. SWONGER, Henry GUISE, John SALES.




(Notice to Non-Residents). . . Alfred H. ROBBINS vs Adam NETCHER and Elizabeth NETCHER. . . Plaintiff by Isaiah CONNER, Attorney. . . affidavit that said Defendant, Adam Netcher is not a resident of the State of Indiana. . . this 24th day of December, 1879.  William NEWCOMB, Clerk.





The Rochester Union Spy




Published Every Friday Morning








Friday, January 3, 1879




A union meeting has been  in progress during the past week at the new BAPTIST church, and quite an interest is manmifested by all christian people in the exercises on Sabbath evening the house was filled and many were not able to get standing room and went home. This week the meeting is continued to the M.E. church and evening exercises are held.

On Sunday the 19th day of Jan. 1879, the UNITED BRETHREN church of Blue Grass, Wayne township, will be dedicated. . . .

A. D. TONER is handling and dealing in live hogs at Logansport and his brothers in Kewanna and surrounding country, when any hogs are to be found.


LETTER FROM AKRON by P. Cypher Bumpus


Several of our young people indulged in a SOCIAL HOP at Wm. KREIGHBAUM’s, on last Tuesday evening.

The building owned by A. STRONG in the eastern part of town was entirely destroyed by fire on last Tuesday afternoon. The house was occupied by Wm. GRINDLE’s family, who with the help of several of our citizens succeeded in saving all of the household furniture. Loss - perhaps two hundred and fifty dollars, partly covered by insurance.

MARRIED. -The matrimonial market still continues good. On Christmas day Mr. Clarence MASTELLER and Miss Hamie GRINDLE were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents, in the presence of a number of invited guests. Rev. WORK, of Rochester, officiating...

DIED. -On last Saturday morning Mrs. Rachel ADAMSON. Mrs. Adamson has lived in this neighborhood for a number of years, and was well and favorably known by almost everybody, loved and respected by all; and in the death of Mother Adamson the community sustains a severe loss. The bereaved relatives and friends have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Funeral services took place yesterday at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. B. ALLIMEN, of Silver Lake.





MARRIED. -Report says our friend Martin RARRICK has taken to himself a wife. We have no positive evidence yet.

W. H. VANKIRK has purchased the RUSSELL farm for $2,900. We trust his industry and zeal may merit success as he richly deserves.

The Bloomingsburg LITERARY SOCIETY recently vetoed the “Flat” money theory.

At the same place they have a telephone in successful operation from store to store.


A CARD. For the beautiful and valuable presents received at the hands of our neighbors and friends on the evening of the twenty-fifth anniversary of our marriage we join in expressing our heartfelt and most grateful thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. JACKSON.


(Commissioner’s Sale of Real Estate) ... by order of the Fulton Circuit Court... the undersigned, George W. HOLMAN. . . commissioner by the said court to sell the lands hereinafter described and which were reported indesirable in the suit of partition of Matilda WINONS vs Charles E. MILLER et al, heirs of William MILLER, deceased, will offer at private sale. . . 25th day of January, 1879, at the office of ESSICK & HOLMAN.... [real estate and terms described]. . . George W. HOLMAN, Commissioner.


(Administrator’s Notice to Sell Real Estate)  . . . the undersigned administrator of the estate of Enoch STURGEON, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, at the law office of ESSICK & HOLMAN. . . Saturday the 25th day of January, 1879... real estate in Fulton County. . . [lots in Rochester described and terms] . . .Francis K. KENDRICK, Administrator. Rochester, Dec. 26, 1878.




Geo. McGUIRE’s last Christmas present was a coffin.

Dead RABBITS are plenty in this market at a nickel a piece. Almost too cheap to be good.

F. P. BITTERS, of Akron, and A. M. SHIELDS, of this place, leave today for Louisville, Ky., to attend a six month medical lecture course. Bitters expects to return at the close of this term a full fledged physician.

Jacob SHOUP, Esq., of near Monterey, one of the solid men of Pulaski county, gave us a brief call Tuesday. . .

Emanual GOSS will please accept the best thanks of the editor for a sack of nice apples.

Mrs. L. S. EMRICK made her husband a New Years’ present of a fine gold watch and chain.

MARRIED. -December 22d, at the residence of Thomas J. ROADS, Sen., by Elder E. M. McGRAW, Thomas J. ROADS, Jun., and Elizabeth BROCKEY, all of Newcastle township.

County clerk NEWCOMB sold his farm in Richland township some time ago and last week purchased the Charley HOLMAN farm for $4,500. It is said he increased his wealth a couple of thousand dollars by the transaction.

The GUYSELMAN sisters, on Madison street, south of the court house, are enjoying quite a reputation as dressmakers. . .

DIED. -James McQUERN, one of the pioneers of Fulton county, died at his residence east of the lake, on Monday last of lung fever. He was an industrious farmer, a kind husband and father and a desirable neighbor. He have no particulars in regard to his age, funeral, &c.

Miss Mary MERCER is spending the holidays among her college friends at Fort Wayne.

Miss Cora HADLEY, of Plainfield, Ind., is having a two weeks visit with her sister, Mrs. J. G. COOK. Miss Cora is a pretty and intelligent young lady, and with her pleasant ways has gained a host of friends in Rochester.

The Order of ODD FELLOWS will give a public installation at their lodge rooms in the Balcony Building, Saturday evening, Jan. 4th.... parties installed are Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, S. R. MOON, R. N. RANNELLS, Robert GOULD...

Mr. and Mrs. Dan MILLER, of Rensselaer, spent last week with friends in this place.

MARRIED. -Uncle Jesse SHRIVER was married on Christmas day at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, in Akron, to Mrs. Catherine UNDERHILL, of Palestine, Kosciusko county. . .

An east and west RAILROAD running through this place from New York to Chicago would increase the value of real estate in Fulton county fully two millions of dollars. Every property owner, and especially every farmer, should encourage the building of the road. D. W. LYON says he will give one-fourth of his farm.

G. W. CARBAUGH, the fashionable boot and shoemaker, who recently opened a shop for the ;manufacture of first class custom work, is now prepared to take your measure and give you a perfect fit. . . His shop is in the MYERS building, two doors north of the Central House.




Mr. and Mrs. Chas. JACKSON, celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on Monday evening, December 30th. . . . The presentation speech was made by Rev. Mr. RULE, and responded to by Rev. A. M. WORK in behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson and the family.

[guests included: Mr. and Mrs. S. KEELY, Mr. and Mrs. I. CONNER, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. ELLIOTT, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. WOLF, Dr. and Mrs. S. S. TERRY, Dr. and Mrs. J. C. SPOHN, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DENISTON, Dr. and Mrs. HECTOR, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. TAYLOR, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. ESSICK, Hon. F. K. KENDRICK, Dr. and Mrs. A. H. ROBBINS, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. ERNSPERGER, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. STRADLEY. . . Mr. and Mrs. D. R. MARTIN, Mr. and Mrs. C. FITZGERALD, Mr. and Mrs. E. KIRTLAND, Rev. and Mrs. CHARPIE, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. BERRY, Mr. and Mrs. John PYLE, Mr. C. E. NEWHOUSE, Mrs. R. P. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. S. HEFFLEY, Mr. and Mrs. D. COOPER, Mr. and Mrs. E. RUSSELL, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. COOPER, Mr. and Mrs. L. MERCER, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. NEWHOUSE, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. LYON, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. MERCER, Mr. and Mrs. G. I. MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. HICKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. LEITER, Mr. and Mrs. J. DAWSON, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. SMITH, Miss Mollie HORTON, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. REX, Mr. and Mrs. M. WILE, Mr. and Mrs. CLARK, Mr. and Mrs. E. BEAGHLER, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HEFFNER, Mr. and Mrs. T. WILLCOX, Mrs. W. H. JACKSON, Mr. and Mrs. D. RUMMELL. . . . unable to attend: Hon . H. G. and Mrs. THAYER, Plymouth, Ind., Rev. and Mrs. J. WHITTENBERGER, Akron, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. G. W. HOLMAN. . .


Friday, January 10, 1879




L. C. MILLS, our efficient mail carrier, blew his horn on Thursday last and is happy, because it is a girl.

A son of John SHINE, living four miles north from this place, was accidently shot through the left hand by carelessly handling a revolver.

Mr. H. PHILLIPS took peaceable possession of his new residence on New Year’s day.




Mr. Leroy MARTIN is going next month to Hooverville to clerk in his uncle’s store. He is a well respected young man, and will be considerably missed by his associates here.

DIED. -James BRYANT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel BRYANT, Dec. 27, aged 14 years. Also Mrs. RIVERS, wife of Mr. RIVERS (on the HOWER farm) of typhoid fever, Dec. 28. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.




Our esteemed friend, W. VANKIRK, is teaching a good school in the Leiter district.

DIED. -We are pained to record the death of J. N. STEVENS, of this township. His death occurred Saturday night from Pneimonia. He is a son of Dr. STEVENS, of Argos. He leaves a wife and two children. He was universally esteemed as a neighbor and a man.

-Letters from L. C. RUSSELL, late of this county, now in Kansas, gives a doleful account of suffering and misfortune. His wife is dead and himself and one child are recovering from protracted and serious illness.

Leiters Ford Band paid SALINA a New Year’s call and received a fine treat from Mr. WALTERS for the fine music dispensed.




Mr. and Mrs. George S. CHARLES are the fond parents of a charming little daughter which made its advent on Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Frank KEWNEY, of Michigan City, is here on a three week’s visit among her friends. . 

W. D. RICKEL and wife occupy three rooms in the southwest corner of the Citizens’ Block. Lasst Saturday night, near midnight, Dr. BROWN while passing on the opposite side of the street observed a fire at the head of the rear stairway. . .Rickel was awakened about the time Dr. Brown discovered the fire by the confusion created by his faithful dog.. . .

The State Quarterly Meeting of the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS will be held at their Church, in Rochester, the 18th and 19th of this month. . .

DIED. -Mother NAFE, an aged and respected pioneer of Fulton county, died at her residence in the west part of this township on Tuesday. She leaves behind her many tokens of the love and kindness she entertained for her neighbors and friends.

-Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. KILLEN are sadly bereaved over the death of their little son, Walter [KILLEN], who after a brief stay of four months winged his way back to the spirit world and angelic throng last Sabbath morning. . . It is said that its breathing had always been imperfect, but it is difficult to tell what was the immediate cause of its death, but it was not smothered as some have supposed. Its little body was laid to rest beside relatives in Zimmer’s cemetery, in Hamilton county, four miles north of Noblesville.

MARRIED. -William B. DAY and Miss Belle BAILEY, of Kosciusko county, were married by Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER, at his residence in Akron, on Thursday, the 2d inst. The contracting parties being residents of Kosciusko county we are at a loss to know how they obtained a marriage license from this county.

-We neglected to mention last week the marriage of Herbert D. MASTELLER, of this county, and Mrs. Sallie HILLER, at the residence of the bride, in Star City, on Christmas eve. Each had previously enjoyed the bliss of matrimony. . . The bride, as Mrs. Hiller, for nearly four years was a member of the editor’s family and during that time fully demonstrated that she possesses all the qualities of a lady. . .

Adam AULT started for the State of Texas, Monday noon, via Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. We understand his intention is to look up a colony of Methodist . . . and if all things are favorable possibly he will become a citizen of the Lone Star State. The doctor is a pushing fellow and the coming generations in Texas may have an opportunity to enjoy the blessing arising from a liberal use of his celebrated remedies.

During the holiday vacation of Rochester Graded Schools several of the teachers took occasion to visit friends at a distance. Miss Clara STURGEON spent a few days with relatives and friends at Pierceton; W. H. SICKMAN called on his venerable partnts at Bourbon; Miss THOMPSON was off on a flying visit.. . .




Miss Kate AWALT, of Inwood, Ind., is in the city visiting her sisters Mrs. C. C. WOLF and Miss Emma AWALT.




The LITERARY SOCIETY at Prairie Union is now in full blast. . .

Mr. John N. TOWNSEND has just closed a successful term of school of penmanship at the Collins school house in east Liberty township.

A little daughter of Mr. Frank CARTER, living a few miles southwest of Rochester, has been very sick, but is slowly recovering.

Mrs. MILLER, relic of the late Judge Hugh MILLER, is lying seriously sick with the lung fever at her residence on East Pearl street.




At the Baptist church in Fulton, December 31, 1878, by Rev. William REDER, Mr. William BLACKBURN and Miss Ida F. MARTIN.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. MARTIN, of Fulton, and besides being well developed physically and mentally she possesses an abundance of good sense and judgment, and is very way fitted to become a desirable wife and a successful helpmate. For a couple of years she was engaged as a regular correspondent of the Spy at Fulton under the pleasing nom de plume of “Dell,” and it can be said of her that she gave more general satisfaction than local scribblers generally. The wedding was attended by a large concourse of invited guests, among whom were friends from Logansport, Silver Lake and other places. . . .




MARRIED. Four Weddings within two weeks.

-Mr. Isaac PLATT and Miss Rose BRADY, Dec. 24th. On the same day the bride’s brother, Edward [BRADY] and Miss Lucinda TRIDLE, and one week previous their sister Emma [BRADY] and Mr. Olonzo HARTFIELD. . .

-Mr. George T. BROWN was to have been married to Miss Lizzie KRAMER on Christmas but Jack Frost appeared before the groom the day before at Akron on his way to Rochester for the necessary papers and cooled his ardor, so he affirmed that he wouldn’t freeze himself for no woman, and returned forthwith and the case was postponed until the 31st.

George CUTSHALL has started a new store at New Harrisburg.

SCHOOLS are progressing very satisfactorily. There is to be a protracted meeting commence at Log Bethel about the second week in Jan.

Mr. A. FARREL, of Silver Lake, has been indicted for forgery. If they prove what they claim he will have a better chance to forge iron than notes.

DIED. -The neighborhood of New Harrisburg was thrown into a feverish excitement by a tragic event on Christmas day which caused the instantaneous death of one of her most esteemed citizens, Mr. Jonas LUKENS.

The circumstances as I have them are that after dinner he went to the woods to cut a tree for saw logs, leaving the hired man and a son to do some other work and then come to the woods and get a log which he would have ready for the mill. In following these instructions they found him about 3 o’clock p.m. lying a few feet away from the tree a lifeless corpse, with a large limb across his breast, supposed to have been broken off of another tree, and a large gash in the top of the head. The body was placed upon the sled and taken to the house, there to wait the coroner’s inquest which took place the next morning.

Mr. Lukens was nearly fifty-eight years of age. He came to this place about thirty years ago and his industry and energy has done much towards causing the wilderness to bloom, and he enhanced the welfare of all around him. He was generally engaged in some kind of trade which gave him a large circle of acquaintances and all will bear me out in saying that to know him was to trust him. Extremely honest even to lose rather than to be accused of taking unjustly. Generosity was prominent among his good qualities, to demonstrate which I might had I room relate some anecdotes but will only give one to illustrate that in more than one instance have I known him even while financially depressed to borrow money to help those in need without asking himself if their relation was sufficiently intimate to warrant the act, but it was enough for him to know that he was helping the worthy poor. The deceased leaves a wife and nine children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father who have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.


Friday, January 17, 1879




Try a loaf of the Vienna bread at ECHELBERGER’s bakery, first door north of Wile’s store.

Dr. J. Q. HOWELL, of Kewanna, and Dr. O. P. WAITE, of Fulton, attended the Wallace-Villa theatre at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Monday evening.

Miss Ella BARB is teaching the Orr school. She was so unfortunate as to get sick during the first week, but was able to resume work after the institute.

I. N. ZOOK, near Leiters Ford, will sell his personal property on Thursday, the 23d inst. He proposes moving to Nebraska in the spring. We are sorry to lose so many good citizens.

DIED. -Mr. Chas. R. GREEN, who for many years resided in this county, east of Fulton, died of pneumonia at Logansport, Tuesday morning. Her remains were interred at Five Corners yesterday.

A. B. SIBERT, well-known as “Fritz,” the able correspondent of the Spy is making a decided success of the restaurant business. . .

Mr. and Mrs. D. NORRIS, of South Bend, will please accept the thanks of the editor’s wife for a pound box of fine mixed candy. Mr. Norris is the proprietor of a candy-making establishment at the Bend and they do not forget to remember their old friends.

Dr. M. M. REX, the dentist, has sold his fine property at the south end of Madison street to County Clerk NEWCOMB, for $2,400, about $600 less than its actual worth. The doctor and his little family will take charge of the household duties at Dr. SPOHN’s until spring.

MARRIED. [by Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER, at Akron]. . . James F. KOFFELL and Martha SHRIVER, of Rochester township.

-Alf RANNELLS, who “speels the big bass drum” in the band, and Miss Jane FINLEY, were married last evening at the residence of the bride’s parents. . .

Mrs. K. P. NEWHOUSE and family moved to Blue Grass, in Wayne township, last fall, with the intention of keeping store, postoffice, &c., but misfortune dogged her footsteps to the last, and a few days ago she and her family returned to their residence in this place...reopening a millinery store in the spring. . .

DIED. -A little daughter of Ben. PATTON’s was buried last Friday. It died of bronchitis.

Some time last summer Rosa RARRICK, a girl doing general housework in the family of G. M. SERGENT, a merchant of this place, brought suit against said Sergent for attempting to persuade her into violating one of the ten commandments. Esquire REES fined the defendant $25 and costs. Sergent appealed to the Fulton circuit court, and to remove the matter to more congenial climes took a change of venue to the Marshall county court. The case was heard last week before Judge KEITH and this time Sergent was asked to pay $75 and costs, amounting to about $300 in all. This doubtless establishes the good name of Rosa and ought to teach the defandant a very pointed moral lesson.




. . . shortly after ROCHESTER’S FIRST BIG FIRE, which occurred in the winter of 1875-6 destroying all the frame buildings fronting the court house, between SERGENT’s brick and DAWSON’s drug store, a number of enterprising citizens agreed to build in the centennial year, what is now known as the CENTENNIAL BLOCK, which occupies an imposing position on the north side of the public square, extending from Madison street to the alley.

The first two rooms of this handsome building are owned by FEDER & SILBERBERG and occupied by them in the clothing business. Below the two rooms are in one, with a fine plate glass front and concrete pavement.

The next two rooms are also built as one and are owned and occupied by SHEPHERD & DENISTON as a hardware store.

Following these is Jonathan DAWSON’s room now occupied by “HOLZMAN’S” dry goods store, after which comes David COOPER’s room, now vacant, and two other rooms, in one of which is John MURPHY’s ORIOLE saloon and the last one as an eating house, making eight rooms in all.

If we mistake not what was known as the BEEBER BLOCK, composed of four frame buildings on the south side of the public square, was destroyed by fire in the winter of 1876-7. This ground was shortly after purchased by Dan AGNEW, Chas. W. CAFFYN, John MILLER, Silas MILLER, Samuel HEFFLEY, Dr. SPOHN, Joe W. BEEBER, J. DAWSON, David COOPER and Dr. ROBBINS, and eight business rooms were erected here which compose what is now known as the CITIZENS’ BLOCK.

The two first rooms on the corner west are occupied by G. H. KILLEN & CO., with groceries, boots and shoes, followed by G. M. SERGENT, dry goods, MILLER & HOOVER, meat market, W. E. WOOLLEY, leather store, one unfinished room, David GOLDSMITH, groceries, and R. H. CHANDLER, furniture, &c.

About the same time the enterprising citizens at the north end of Main street began to conclude that they wanted something handsomer and better in the way of business houses, and Fred FROMM, E. KIRTLAND, V. ZIMMERMAN, Chris HOOVER, Perry SHORE and William H. DAVIDSON projected what is now known as the COMMERCIAL BLOCK, which for beauty and expense, excels all others.

FROMM owns and occupies the two first buildings, which are three stories high, with hardware and groceries. The rest of the rooms are occupied with the POOR MAN’S FRIEND Clothing Store, ALLMAN & CO’s dry goods store, Chris. HOOVER’s boot and shoe store, Perry SHORE’s grocery, one room vacant, and the last room by CHAPIN & BRO., as a dry goods store.

The two north buildings of this block are also three stories high, the second and third stories comprising DAVIDSON’S ACADEMY OF MUSIC, which is, as the ladies would say, “perfectly grand.”

During the same season ERPSPERGER & JACKSON erected two brick business rooms, two stories high directly south of their MAMMOTH CHURCH STORE, where the M.E. parsonage formerly stood, the lower stories of which are now occupied by AULT & ROBBINS’ Laboratory and Jacob GERSON’s merchant tailoring establishment

A part of the burnt district fronting the court house still remains unoccupied, principally for the reason that the ground belongs to parties whose estates are unsettled. The three handsome brick buildings erected here are the property of Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN & SON, LEVI HEILBRUN & SON, and G. I. MILLER.

About the last but not the least of brick business houses erected in Rochester during the past couple of years is what is called the CENTRAL BLOCK, composed of two buildings erected by D. W. LYON and Dr. A. K. PLANK, on the site of what was known as the MAMMOTH BUILDING, the north third of which is still standing. The south room of the Central Block contains WOLF’s jewelry store and the north room PLANK & MILLER’s drug store.

Thus since the spring of 1875 thirty-one brick business houses have been built, and all save four are now occupied but two of them are not yet internally completed. The second stories of these buildings are pretty generally occupied with offices, &c., and all the other brick and frame business houses on Main street are constantly employed. We neglected to mention in the proper place that OPERA HALL is in DAWSON & COOPER’s building in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK, also that there is a concrete side walk twelve feet wide or more all the way along in front of the COMMERCIAL BLOCK, and the same on the west and part of the north side of  the CITIZENS’ BLOCK.




Nellie [REID], little daughter of Marshall REID, who was so near death’s door, is slowly but surely regaining that greatest of all human blessings, good health.

The Rochester township TEACHERS’ INSTITUTE, conducted by Trustee CATES, was held at Union school house on last Saturday. Almost every district was represented. . .

The patrons of the SAW MILL school were lucky in securing the services of that excellent teacher, Mr. S. R. MOON. Sid. . . will organize and conduct a debating society at the school house. . . The first meeting will be held Friday evening, January 17th.




MARRIED. -The matrimonial mill ground out a few grists during the past week, among the number being our neighbor, Wesley TROUTMAN, united to [Emily BISHER] the lady of his choice by F. H. GRAHAM.[24]

DIED. -Mr. Israel GRAHAM, father of our esteemed citizen, F. H. GRAHAM, Esq., and Mrs. J. H. TONER, died at his residence, in Cass county on Wednesday of last week after an illness of but a few days. He leaves a wife, three or four grown up daughters and a son to mourn his death.



Mt. Nebo, Jan. 11, 1879. -Richland Township Institute convened at 10 o’clock a.m. with Trustee DILLON in the chair. . .Ches. CHINN, secretary. . . . . .   [names mentioned: Miss McMAHAN, Chichester CHINN, Mr. MARTINDALE, Mr. BEERY, Mr. PENDLETON, Mr. GOULD, Mr. DUDGEON.


A FAIR OFFER - Go to the other Dental offices and get prices then come to me and I will put you up a set of artificial teeth for less money than any other Dentist in town. I mean what I say. All plate work warranted for five years with a written guarantee. W. E. SHERWIN.

Friday, January 24, 1879




Mrs. Rebecca M. GRAY, wife of A. H. D. GRAY, died at Rochester, Indiana, January 15th, 1879, aged 45 years and 27 days.

Mrs. Gray belonged to one of the best families in Fulton county and the funeral services conducted at the Baptist church, of which she was a member, on Friday, 17th at 1 o’clock p.m., was largely attended. The pastor of the church, Rev. A. B. CHARPIE, preached from Hebrews, 12:5.

The following memorial was read at the close of the service:

Sister Rebecca Mahala SANNS was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, December 18th, 1833. When about two years of age her parents removed to Fulton county, Indiana, becoming as will readily be seen, among the pioneers of this county. They entered the land known as the SANNS place, five miles northeast of Rochester, and in their lifetime were well and favorably known by all the old settlers of the county. Their children yet living are settled in Fulton county, excepting one who resides in Michigan, and all have the respect of their neighbors. Rebecca, all through her lifetime, was the same quiet, gentle, loving, and unobtrusive spirit by which she was known and distinguished among all her acquaintances.

September 11th, 1850, she was united in marriage with Bro. A. H. D. Gray, then a poor but energetic young farmer. Five children of this union were born, all of whom are here today with their bereaved father to mourn this first break in the family circle. Through energy and economy, together they succeeded in gaining a competence for themselves and their children. Shortly after their marriage she was converted and became a member of Jordon Baptist church, under the labors of Rev. J. M. MAXWELL. Her husband had embraced the faith before their union. Her christian life was even and true as in all its other relations.

Less than a year ago the parents, looking to the comfort and education of their children, and desiring to spend their lives in something of comfort, removed to Rochester. Slowly and insidiously but surely fatal disease began its poisonous course, and suddenly the family was shocked by the announcement that death must shortly break the happy circle. During the months of its progress and triumph she was a patient sufferer. Here was not one of those natures that either break down in the grief of despair, or soar above terrestrial things on the wings of a celestial love. She loved the husband of her youth and the children God had given her, with a tender, wifely and motherly affection. She did not desire to be separated from them. They had been the objects of her deepest earthly care and solicitude through all the years of her later life, and it would have been against nature in one of her clinging, dependent spirits to rejoice in the prospect of a separation. Truly she would gladly have remained with them could her life have been spared. In the last painful weeks she continuously desired their presence at her bedside and could not be contented in their absence. While this was true she did not shrink from death or fear the unknown before her. It was her Pastor’s privilege to speak with her in view of the solemn change, and in answer to the question whether she was entirely ready to part with friends and meet her Savior she responded promptly and cheerfully, “Yes, it is all right.” She also spoke of the comfort of the christian religion in her afflictions. On Wednesday night, January 15th, at eight o’clock, with the weeping family and friends surrounding her bedside, she passed into the unseen, quietly and withoug a struggle. As calmly as a weary child sinks to sleep on its mother’s bosom.  -A. B. CHARPIE.




Rumor gives credence to the statement that our vicinity is about to lose Mr. I. N. ZOOK. He is one of our best and most enterprising citizens. Nebraska will receive a valuable acquisition in Mr. Zook and his amiable lady.

Recent letters from Mr. N. D. ELLIS, in Kansas, report good health and prosperity. The temperance question is being agitated in that State to a considerable extent.

Chas. FLORY was recently arrested as the Tippecanoetown Woolen Mill incendiary. One of Pinkerton’s men put up the job and winged the bird. The detective, acting in the role of a patent medicine vender, secured his confidence and effected a partnership with him for the purpose of buring the grist mill at that place, for which they were to receive $1,000, said amount to be paid by the citizens of the surrounding country. Flory in his confidential intercourse guiltily told the detective that he had burned the Woolen mill and received $2,000 for the job. He was promptly arrested. Great esxcitement prevails, as many prominent citizens are being implicated.

At last we are forced to chrinicle the annihilation of Petersburgh. Last Saturday night the store building at Leiters Ford, burned to the ground. The goods were all saved but about $50.00, (approximate value; 25 cents actual value) in patent medicines. The proprietor had built a good fire, to keep his eggs from freezing, and drove out to remain with Robert ELLIS all night. About 10 o’clock the building was discovered to be on fire and all efforts were futile to save it. The residence of Dr. GOUCHER, about ten feet distant, was alone saved by earnest work and timely arrival of the citizens. Many amusing incidents occurred. An old gentleman, who is fond of the weed, picked up an “equine excrement” and began chewing it with evident relish, supposing it to be a plug of Flagus best. A $40 harness was left in an adjoining stable while an old Buff Cochin pullet was carried a half mile land deposited in safety in a snow bank. Father EDINGER went into catalespy for fear Mr. GINTHER would allow his pig-pen to be burned. The building, burned, was no loss. It is hoped a substantial building will be erected in its stead. The proprietor informs us that his eggs did not freeze.  Thus the greatness of Petersburgh passed away. It wook Rome three hundred years to die. Petersburgh survived twelve months, but in the zenith of its glory it crumbled. Alas! we mourn with those who mourn, and like Rachel, of old, refuse to be comforted. We can buy no more, “shorts,” cove oysters, Muscovado sugar, or ten cent calicoes -- at Petersburgh! Our loafing place is gone. The raffling shop is “aus ga spielt.” Petersburgh, fare thee well. Goodbye, sweet memories! Requiscat et pace.


(Notice of Administration) . . . the undersigned have been appointed... Administrators of the estate of James H. McQUERN late of Fulton County, deceased. Said estate is supposed to be solvent. Martha A. McQUERN, James N. McQUERN, Administrators.  January 14, 1879.


(Bankrupt Sale of Personal Property). . . estate of Charles M. HILL and William HILL, Bankrupts.. . . undersigned assignee. . . will sell at public auction, at Walnut, Marshall county. . . on the Mill Yard. . . Friday, the 24th day of Jan., 1879 . . .[personal property listed]. . . Andrew E. BABCOCK, Assignee.  Walnut, Ind., Jan. 14, 1879.






DIED. -Oscar LIGHTNER, a worthy farmer, residing about three miles east of Argos, was also killed on Thuesday by a falling tree. Falling trees seemingly has become a very dangerous business.

Dr. Dan TERRY and daughter, of Silver Lake, came over last Saturday in a sleigh and remained till the Sabbath with Dr. S. S. TERRY, of this place. Dan is a very popular physician in Kosciusko county and has an extensive practice.

D. S. GOULD & BRO. have repurchased their own bankrupt stock and are preparing to open out a new stock of goods at their old stand. It was very unfortunate that they ever went into bankruptcy. If a little time had been given they could have met all their oblications and saved thousands of dollars.

Miss Cora HADLEY, who has been visiting relatives and friends in this city for the past four weeks, returned to her home in Plainfield, Indiana. . .

We neglected to mention last week of the visit of William CHAMBERLAIN, Esq., of Taylorsvile, Ills., to this place. He was born here when Rochester was also in its infancy, and in his boyhood where our finest residences now stand was his happy hunting ground. Mr. Chamberlain is one of the model men of the times, and his friends here are proud to name this as the place of his childhood.

. . . The prize offered to the best reader in the senior division at the University of Notre Dame was awarded to S. P. TERRY, son of Dr. and Mrs. TERRY, of this place. . .

Mr. Perry TULLEY, of Plainfield, Ind., made a brief visit to Rochester Saturday, and remained until Monday evening, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. COOK.

Mrs. Margaret WRIGHT offers to sell her farm of 136 acres at a bargain. Sixty acres under cultivation. She wants $1,000 down and the balance in $500 annual payments, at six per cent interest. . .

J. F. FROMM has sold his stock of hardware to SHEPHERD & DENISTON, who will continue the business at the same stand. . . Mr. Fromm sold out for the reason that hardware “is rather out of his line.” Hereafter, he will give his attention to the sale of groceries and agricultural implements.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DAVIS, of Argos, Ind., came down last week on a visit to Mrs. DAVIS’ grand parents - Hiram ANDERSONS.

Charles HOLMAN, Esq., returned from a four months visit to Kansas last Monday. Possibly he will make Kansas his future home. Mrs. HOLMAN, is at Chetopa, Kan. Her general health has been very much improved.

John BLANCHARD, Esq., Recorder elect of Fulton county, started with two horses and a sleigh, accompanied by his wife, some two weeks ago, to visit friends in Jennings and Jefferson counties, almost at the extreme southeast corner of the State. They made the journey of over four hundred miles as they expected and were well pleased with their visit. That’s what we call a “big thing on ice,” or rather snow, in these days of steam and railroads.

DIED. -Messrs DRITT & McDOWELL, two young men from near Logansport, came to this county several weeks since to get out a lot of oak and hickory butts for a spoke factory at Logansport. Both were sober, well-behaved young men, and so far as we have been able to learn, honest and honorable in all their dealings.

Last Tuesday afternoon, assisted by two other men, they were falling a large, dead jack-oak three, on W. T. McDUGAL’s farm, some three miles northeast of Rochester. As the tree fell one of the dead limbs caught on another tree, and the limb breaking off was hurled right in the direction of the men, and striking Andrew McDOWELL on the right side of his head killed him instantly. . . He did not breathe but once or twice and died without even the sign of a struggle. . .the body. . . brought immediately to town and laid out at Jacob RANNELLS’ eating house where Messrs Dritt & McDowell had been boarding.. . Mr. Dritt hired a horse and sleigh and proceeded to convey the sad news to the relatives of his lifeless partner.. . .McDowell was about twenty-one years of age, large, strong and robust and had reason to hope for a long lease of life. . .

Miss Ella SMITH, of Indianapolis, is visiting her cousin and aunt in this place - Mrs. Jim GAINER and Mrs. John ELAM.

The POST OFFICE will be removed in a few days to COOPER’s room in the Centennial Building.

Mrs. Chas. T. BOGGS, of Lincoln, Neb., a sister to Auditor CAFFYN, who has been here on a four-weeks’ visit among friends, started on her return Wednesday evening, accompanied as far as Chicago by her brother.

MARRIED. -Doubtless many readers of the Spy will be agreeably surprised to learn of the marriage of Mr. F. K. KENDRICK and Miss Clara RALSTIN, daughter of the late Young RALSTIN, which took place at the old homestead in Richland township, last Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Kendrick is one of the pioneer settlers of Rochester and Fulton county, and the gentlemanly manner in which he has dealt with his neighbors and friends leads us to exclaim that “he is the noblest Roman of them all.” The first Mrs. Kendrick died about one year ago, . . . and notwithstanding he is pretty well advanced in years, we believe he is fully justified in doing so. He has no children with whom he could find comfort during his declining days, and the wealth and property which he accumulated by his industry could not be enjoyed if not under his immediate control. It was a union of December and May. . . for the present Mrs. Kendrick has advanced to nearly the average time of life. . . . will settle down to peace and happiness at their elegant residence in this place.




Chas. KILLMER has taken down his beer sign and stopped the traffic in the saloon business.

MARRIED. -Not receiving any reminder in the way of cake we neglected to notice the marriage of Mr. FOX and Miss STONACHER, one day last week. Mr. Fox is the son of our esteemed citizen, Mr. John FOX, residing for many years three miles west of Kewanna. . .


DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP - Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of BARKDOLL & FLANAGAN, managers of the GIANT PLANING MILL, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts will be settled by Mr. Barkdoll, who will continue the business as heretofore. Samuel BARKDOLL, William FLANAGAN.  Rochester, Ind., Jan. 20, 1879.


HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE. - A Good House and Lot is now for Sale in the Northwest part of town, the property will be sold very CHEAP.  Mrs. VANDERKARR.


Friday, January 31, 1879




A son of Mr. Henry P. BENNETT, formerly a citizen of this township, but now of Monticello, Ind., is spending a few days with his bride on their bridal tour, with their many friends and relatives in Kewanna.

MARRIED.  -On Thursday morning, the 23 inst., at 5 o’clock a.m., our worthy P.M., Mr. Jesse W. CARTER, was married to Miss E. L. HILFICKER, by  T. H. GRAHAM, Esq., and left on the 7 o’clock mail train, L. C. MILLS, conductor and engineer, for Kosciusko county, for a honeymoon trip, to visit his mother and friends.. . .

. . . Your correspondent sold his old homestead, which he has occupied since Oct., 1852, to A. D. TONER, there being about three acres of valuable land. We then purchased the valuable house and lot on A. D. TONER’s new addition to Kewanna, and five other lots contiguous, on one of which we intend to erect a convenient barn. We had become much attached to our old home that we had occupied over 25 years, reared and educated our two daughters, one of which was married and now occupies it with her husband. Our old office we took a sleigh-riding and deposited it on A. D. Toner’s lot near SNEPP & RITCHEY’s store, and it is now occupied by W. H. RHENO as a Boot & Shoe shop.  . . .




The Board of the Fulton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society met. . . Saturday, January 25th. . . with L. W. SHELTON in he chair and V. GOULD, Secretary.

. . . election of officers. . .President, L. W. SHELTON, Vice President, J. P. BARNHART, Secretary, V. ZIMMERMAN, Treasurer, A. C. SHEPHERD, Supt., Elisha MILLER, Marshal, W. H. C. CHINN, Executive Committee: S. WHEELER, M. PERSHBAUGHER and Vernon GOULD. . . . .




The A. M. SOCIETY at the Ford, is again auchred.

DIED. -Father NAFE was buried last Wednesday. The wife’s death occurred about two weeks before. He was an old resident and highly respected.

Herman GEISINGER, our teutonic blacksmith, has his now shop completed. He is very proud of his cozy quarters.


(Notice of Survey) Notice is hereby given. . . the Surveyor of Fulton county. . . will on Tuesday, the 18th day of Feb., 1879, commence the survey of section 10, township tirty (30) north, range one (1) east in Fulton county, Indiana.  Lewis MYERS, Moses ENGLE, Isaac GARVISON.




Mr. and Mrs. Samuel RANK, of Stockdale, Wabash county, spent a few days here last week visiting Capt. and Mrs. J. F. C.

M. S. WEILLS, formerly head clerk of FROMM’s hardware store was retained after the store was sold to Messrs. SHEPHERD & DENISTON, as Mr. Fromm’s bookkeeper. . .

Geo. GOSS, of the firm of GOSS & HENDRICKS, dealers in flour, feed and groceries, has sold his interest in the establishment to Con WELCH. Mr. Goss expects to return to his farm in the spring.

Miss Mollie MERCER has served in the capacity of organist at the M.E. church for some time. . .

DIED. -Mrs. WALKER, wife of Harrison WALKER, Richland township, died on Wednesday of inst. week with consumption, aged about thirty years. The funeral services were conducted by Elder A. E. BABCOCK.

-Mrs. Ann Belle THOMAS, wife of the editor of the Winamac Democrat, died on the 12th of January, aged about fifty-five years. . .

-Freddie [ROSE], son of Harvey and Sarah ROSE, died at their residence, near the depot, last Tuesday evening. Freddie’s twin brother winged its way home to the spirit land some time last summer, and now Freddie has gone to join the happy throng. The parents are left childless to mourn their sad bereavement, but they have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends.

-Alvan Freeman SPOHN, youngest son of Rev. Henry SPOHN, died at the family home Monday evening, aged 20 years 4 months and 9 days. He was buried Wednesday at 10 o’clock, Rev. F. M.

RULE conducting the services. Mr. Spohn as member of the M.E. Church and died in peace.

Joe W. BEEBER, who was dangerously ill two weeks ago, is slowly recovering. But Joe will never be himself again. The hardships of army life, chasing and being chased by the Jonnies through the bogs of Tennessee and Alabama, was too much for his constitution, and he seems to be gradually declining.

Mr. A. L. HUDSON, of Mexico, was in town Monday endeavoring to trade a drug store for real estate in Rochester. If such a trade can be made he expects to establish a Deposit Bank.

A. C. ELLIOTT informs us that the concrete chimney, a number of which are in use in this county, are a fraud. Jacob MILLER, at Tiosa, and Nathan DUDGEON, in Richland township, both discovered after the cold spell that their patent flues were badly cracked.


GREENBACK CONVENTION - at the court house in Rochester, on the 8th of February... delegate to National Greenback convention... at Chicago on the fourth day of next March. . . by order of Committee.  J. M. REITER, Chairman.




-Miss Sarah T. WOOLLEY, wife of William E. WOOLLEY, recently of this place, died at their home near Chili, in Miami county, Tuesday evening, January 21, 1879, aged 53 years, 3 months and 2 days.

Sarah T.  LEWIS, daughter of Alexander and Amy LEWIS was born October 27, 1825, in Warren county, O. She was married to William E. WOOLLEY, January 28, 1847, and moved to Miami cunty, Indiana, in June 1847, where they lived until October 31, 1874, when they moved to Rochester. About eight weeks ago they removed to their farm in Miami county, where she died at the time stated above of congestion of the lungs. Her remains were taken on Friday to the Baptist church in Chili where the funeral was preached by Rev. DELPH, of Denver, and her body laid in the grave yeard west of town. She leaves a husband and eight children, all with one exception were present at the time of her death.

She spent most of her early life in teaching school and her married  life in the enjoyment of her farmily and was always ready to make any sacrifice for those around her.  -A.W.

-Mrs. Elizabeth ROSS died at her home near Green Oak, last Thursday, January 23d, and was buried on Saturday, from the M.E. Church, the writer conducting the services.

She was a native of Kentucky, but moved with her parents to Indiana in her youth, and had for many years been a resident of this county. She was twice married, was a widow at the time of her death, and leaves five children to lament their loss. She joined the M.E. church at about the age of fifteen years, and has exhibited the characteristics of a true christian. Her last prayer, “O come Lord Jesus and take me home,” was quickly answered, and a spiritual body rose from the dissolving clay to enjoyment of eternal blessedness. -F. M. RULE.




H. B. HUTTON can have the letter he lost by calling at Sibert’s restaurant.

MARRIED. -On the Sabbath, the 26th inst., at the residence of Jas. THOMPSON, Esq., Mr. William SHORTRIDGE and Miss Sarah MEREDITH.





Uncle Sammy TOWNSEND, who has been quite sick with typhoid fever for a couple of weeks past, is now convalescing.

Quite a considerable quantity of ice has been put up in our village during the past week. One firm under the name of STRONG & BRIGHT have succeeded in storing away quite a lot of it. Also another under the name of BEERY & KING, who have filled their large ice house. . .

DIED. -On last Thursday morning, Jan 24th, a little child of Wm. and Sarah GRINDLE. Funeral services took place on Friday, conducted by Rev. SMITH.

Dr. HARTER has purchased a lot joining Mr. Dan DANIELS, on the west, upon which he proposes erecting a fine residence in the spring.




We learn that at the present time out in the country SICKNESS prevails to considerable extent, mostly lung fever.

DIED. -On last Friday, in Liberty township, the death messenger entered the family circle of five happy homes and the day following five persons were laid away in the silent tomb to wait the morning of Resurrection.

-An aged lady by the name of ROSS, who resided near Greenoak. Her remains were interred at the Oliver grave yard.

-A daughter of Mr. ROUCH, living near Fulton, her remains were interred at the cemetery in the German settlement west of Fulton.

-Mr. Wm. MARTIN, a brother of ex-County Commissioner James MARTIN, was also interred at the German settlement cemetery.

-A little daughter of Mr. RUSH, and one other little child whose name we did not learn.

Mary Ann [TOWNSEND], the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. TOWNSEND, living near Fulton, has been prostrated with a slight attack of lung fever but is slowly recovering.

Mr. Wilber SQUIRES who has been on a protracted visit among friends and relatives in Fulton county, returned to his western home in Minnesota, this week.

Our friend Johny N. TOWNSEND, who has just closed his first term of school of penmanship at the Collins school house, is now organizing another class at the Greenoak school house.. . .

Mr. F. K. KENDRICK, one of our best citizens, has had erected a neat lamp post at his residence, corner of South Main and Carroll streets and soon a fine lamp will be placed thereon to throw out its brilliant rays to light up that part of the city for the accommodation of weary pedestrians as they may plod by of dark stormy nights.


NOTICE OF DEDICATION. -The Evangelical Church in Rochester, Ind., will be dedicated Feb. 16, 1879. Biship DUBS, D.D., the great orator, will officiate. All are invited. . . . J. D. PONTIUS, Pastor.


Friday, February 7, 1879




MARRIED. -Our matrimonial mill has not bee idle during the week past. On Wednesday evening, 26th ult., Mr. John HOTT was married to Miss GARBISON, by F. H. GRAHAM, esq., and on the 27th. ult., Mr. George HILFLICKER to Miss GOSLINE, by Rev. VAUGHT, at the M.E. parsonage. George has served his country as a regular soldier for five years, having been honorably discharged last summer, at the expiration of his term of service. He has now enlisted in the matrimonial service for life, and we hope that, while he and his young bride together fight life’s battles, they may gain every victory, vanquish every foe, and at the end of their term of life’s service be transferred to the angelic hosts of heaven. Mr. John Hott is a young farmer of this township, possessed of a good constitution, and the world open before him, to cultivate its rich soil, and thus gain the comforts of life. Our desire is that he may make his mark in the world and keep things “Hott” wherever he may be.

DIED. -A terrible accident occurred on Thursday last, near the residence of Mr. BROWER, in Wayne township, by which Mr. Wm. WHELDON lost his life. He and his father were engaged in hulling clover-seed for Mr. Brower, and were getting up steam in order to start the engine. William stood in front of the boiler with an armfull of wood and an iron poker in his right hand, with which he was opening the furnace door, when the explosion occurred, blowing all his clothing, even his boots, off his body, which was found twenty-one yards distant. He struck in the water and ice, and when picked up was over twenty-one long paces from where he stood when the explosion took place. His face was terribly lacerated, his under-jaw broken, a portion of which was excised and removed by the writer, assisted by Dr. ROGERS. His upper and lower lips were cut fearfully, and his breast, bowels, right side and face severely scalded. Midway between the knee and hip was a fearful wound, five inches deep, from which blood was flowing freely. The shock produced to his brain and nervous syustem rendered him insensible to much of his pain for a time, and he slept. On Friday reaction had taken place and he suffered more severely, but not long, for he died in the evening, at about 5 o’clock, having severe internal injuries as well as those visible. He was a young man not yet twenty years of age, and resided with his parents one mile east of Fletcher’s Lake. There were several other hands near by the engine at the time of the explosion, but they escaped injury. The boiler carried only fifty pounds of steam, and the cause of the explosion was not known. But it blew the boiler to atoms - a heavy portion of which was elevated one hundred feet high, and other smaller portions were blown one-fourth of a mile.




Mr. Amaricus F. MURDEN has been quite low with congestion of the lungs and lung fever. He is slowly recovering. Also Mr. William STECKER has been quite low with lung fever, but is getting some better.

Dr. Joseph J. FENIMORE, who is staying with his nephew, Mr. Wm. FENIMORE, is quite low with disease of the kidneys. He is eighty-three past and fears are entertained that he will not recover.

Mr. George FRANKLIN starts for Kansas, February 11th. May prosperity attend him in his new enterprise.

Mr. Finley CLINE has got a gathering on his hand. He fell and bruised his hand and it commenced gathering at once.




Mrs. Benton ESSIG was taken with bleeding at the nose which continued until the blood would not stain a cloth, when an M.D. was called from Wabash who inserted about a pint of blood from a healthy person into her veins, and at last accounts some hopes were entertained for her recovery which had been despaired of.

Mother WIDEMAN, widow of Mr. Jacob WIDEMAN, formerly of this county, is very low. General debility and old age are the principal causes.

DIED. -Mrs. Ed. BROWN and a child, her brother, Mr. Alex CHIMWORTH, of Wabash county, and their father, who, I think, lived in Warsaw, all died within a short space of two weeks; also the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David CRAVEN, who at one time lived in Rochester.

MARRIED. -Mr. Moses ARNOLD, to a young girl of eighteen. Nine weeks previous his former wife had died. Evidently, to him, matrimony is bliss.

Lawrence DEARBORN, Frederick SMITH, W. E. ROBINSON and William ANDERSON intend to start for Nebraska the latter part of February.

During the good sleighing farmers got up a little strife about who would haul the heaviest load to Silver Lake. A Mr. BLACK hauled one hundred bushels of corn in the ear in a box six feet high, topped out with well-filled sacks. Mark SMITH hauled a little over seventy-eight bushels of wheat three miles, whicle George KING came with seven bushels less, fourteen miles, each with two horses. Dan. BALL paid fifteen hundred dollars in one day for wheat at that place, while for some time it averaged a thousand bushels a day, or fifteen car-loads of four hundred bushels each per week. It kept the Ball agoing lively.

Mr. A. ROBINSON and John DUNLAP put up a thosand ton of ice at the depot, ready for shipping. That was cool for this year.




-Mrs. Rebecca KILLEN departed this life Tuesday evening, February 4th, 1879, at 6 o’clock suddenly of heart disease.

The deceased was born in Philadelphia, March 5th, 1823 and was therefore nearly 56 years of age at the time of death. With her husband she moved to Hamilton county, Indiana, Oct. 10th, 1855, where sixteen years later she was left a widow. Her husband Mark KILLEN died at Noblesville in Oct. 1871. Six years later she came with her children to this place where for nearly two years she has resided. During her short stay among us she has endeared herself to many who have known her best. A friend to the friendless, a sympathizer in trouble, a kind and affectionate mother and we believe a true christian has gone to her final rest.

Only twelve weeks ago she united with the Presbyterian church of this place, giving the best evidence of a true religious experience and though her stay here in the church was so short we trust that in the church triumphant it will be eternal. The remains will be laid to rest today (Thursday) beside those of the husband at Noblesville, Ind. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”  -A.M.W.




Mrs. Rebecca BIDDLE was born Oct. 9, 1808. Died Jan. 28, 1879, aged 70 years, 3 months and 19 days.

Was married to William BIDDLE Jan. 8, 1829. Mrs. Biddle united with the Methodist Church at the age of fifteen years and lived a consistent christian the remainder of her life - fifty-five years. Her husband, son and two daughters had preceeded her to the spirit world. There was left to her five daughters who met around her death bed and now mourn the loss of a mother. Mrs. Biddle was truly one of the pioneers of our county. She in the year 1836, together with her husband and three small children, moved from the state of Pennsylvania, coming directly to Fulton county, settling on the farm on which she died, the following spring, forty-two years ago. When she came west Fulton county was almost a wilderness, only here and there a settler and the woods full of roving bands of Indians.

She was followed from her home by a large number of her old neighbors and friends to the school house near the Hoover grave yard, where Elder TODD delivered a funeral sermon, after which her remains were deposited to await the general resurrection. -J.D.



Feb. 1st, 1879. -The teachers of Rochester township convened at school house No. 12, and were called to order at 10 a.m. by Mr. John McMAHAN, chairman. O. D. ROSS was elected secretary.

[names mentioned: A. F. BOWERS, O. H. BLACK, S. R. MOON, C. E. GOULD, Mrs. L. ORR, F. ROGERS]




Wm. H. C. CHINN is agent for the Watertown Fire Insurance Company.

G. M. SERGENT has moved his store to his own building, the one so long occupied by John MURPHY, with a saloon.

Mrs. Mark KILLEN and Mrs. Harry KILLEN have been seriously ill for the past week. The Killen family has been much afflicted during their residence in Rochester, but they constantly hope for better things.

Milo R. SMITH is agent for the Aetna Fire Insurance company. . .

Joseph BARRETT, of this place, so long an employe of the Singer sewing machine company at Peru and other points, has been promoted to State agent of Virginia, with headquarters at Wytheville. . .

Chas. NEWHOUSE, so long a clerk at Ernsperger’s store, has purchased a drug store at Sevastopol, in Kosciusko county. . .

Last Friday noon we made a little run over to Peru and returned in the evening. Going down we occupied the big arm-chair in Capt. J. H. BEEBER’s mail car and observed the dexterity with which he distributed the mails and jerks the average mail pouch. At Peru we met many of our old friends and neighbors, among who was John C. KRATZER, Esq., and together behind his match grays we visited the Peru water works which is now nearly ready for successful operation. On our drive we expected to take in Col. Sol. HATHAWAY, of Indianapolis, one of the rock-ribed Hoosier newspaper men, but after putting himself outside of one of Bob PELKEY’s ten pound dinners it was thought unsafe to subject him to a shaking up behind Kratzer’s careering steeds. From the water works we drove across the river to Omer COLE’s (formerly RETTIG’s) mammoth brewery, where it is said the purest and best beer in Indiana is manufactured. Of course we couldn’t return home without calling on Andy WEY, the proprietor of the National Hotel . . . . .

Jack VANMETER and his wife have separated, this time they say for good. Whose’s next.

Bert WOOLEY, who has been in Kansas for the past two years, returned last week in answer to a telegram stating that his mother was dangerously ill, but before he arrived she had been laid away in the silent grave.

Mr. Aaron BALL who moved with his family to Oswego, Kansas, last fall, returned a few days gdo to attend to some business with the present term of court. He is well pleased with his new home and is anxious to sell his farm here and invest all his means in Kansas.

Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER. . .[married]: Mr. Adam MILLER and Miss Harriett ARTER, Jan. 30, 1879; Joseph K. STINSON and Miss Emma KOFFLE, Feb. 2d.

Dr. S. M. WRIGHT, so long and successfully engaged in the practice of medicine in the southeastern corner of Fulton county, spent three months this winter refreshing his memory at the Ohio Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati.. . .

David KNOTT, a young man of this county, went to Texas about two years ago to seek a fortune and he has been reasonably successful. Some time ago he married an excellent young lady who everybody supposed to be poor, but since then her uncle has willed her about $30,000 with a promise of more if that is well cared for.

Miss Nettie KRAMER, of LaPorte, and Miss Minnie and Flora SCHNECWIND, of Niles, Mich., were here last week on a visit to the ALLMEN’s and other friends.

The passenger train on the I. P. & C. railroad landed at the depot in this place on Friday evening last, three married sisters, each the mother of a child, the children ranging from two to ten years. The mothers were formerly residents of this place, but this is their first visit for sixteen years. When they went away there was no railroad here, and but few residences south of the court house, that part of the town was “not yet out of the woods.” If you want to know who these sisters are we will tell you. Mrs. Mary VALENTINE, Mrs. Mattie OSBORNE, and Mrs. Sadie SHNITZER, all of Garrett City, DeKalb county, Ind. They came here to spend a week together with their parents - Mr. and Mrs. Erastus SOPHER. . . .

Dr. Scott RANNELLS is practicing medicine at Medaryville, Indiana.




Thomas WILSON, formerly of this county, but now of Tolona, Ill., has been spending several days in and around Rochester, visiting old friends and settling up unfinished business.

A Mr. ELWOOD, living near the depot, is suffering with an extremely severe case of erysipelas on his right leg.

A Mrs. BLACKBURN, who resides in the southeast part of the city and has been suffering with a severe attack of rheumatism, is much better with prospect of a speedy recovery.

East South STREET is now the liveliest of any other thoroughfare of Rochester. The depot and post office attracts crowds of people in that direction daily.

Jim RANNELLS and Horace E. LONG, two sprightly young fellows of this place, contemplate going to the extreme southern part of the State at the opening of spring for the purpose of engaging in some enterprising stave factory.

Vivey (ESSICK], a bright little son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. ESSICK, of this city, has just returned home from a delightful visit to his Grandma’s who resides at Gilead, Miami county, Indiana.

Miss Ida PRINCE, of this place, contemplates going in about four weeks to Michigan to make her home for a couple of years with her aunt and uncle, Mrs. and Mr. John PRINCE, and perhaps may conclude to reside there permanently. Ida is a good and kind girl. She has a round happy face with particularly bright intelligent eyes. Her manners are attractive and her disposition is joyous and sincere and she possesses a host of friends. . . .


Friday, February 14, 1879   




Miss Ida LAKIN has gone to make her home with friends in Marion, Grant county.

Mrs. Belle SLUSSER, of South Bend, is here on a three weeks visit with her parents and friends. Mr. SLUSSER is on a little jaunt to Texas to establish a few agencies for the sale of his wares.

DIED. -William H. MARTIN, an old ;and respected citizen of Fulton county, died at his home in Liberty township, last Tuesday morning, aged about seventy-five years. Perhaps some one acquainted with his history will write his obituary for our next issue.

Charley HOLMAN, Esq., has been very sick for the past two weeks, but is now improving slowly.

We neglected to mention last week a visit of Frank KEEGAN, of Bunker Hill, with the editor’s family. . .

Moses McKEE, a citizen of Henry township, has been sadly afflicted for some time with lock-jaw, and it is now said that a knife blade can scarcely be forced between his teeth. Fortunately some six months ago he suffered with a very severe tooth ache but at that time he could not get his mouth open far enough to have the offending molar pulled, but it must come out, so it and an adjoining tooth was knocked out, or rather broken off by some enterprising doctor, and through this excavation sufficient food can now be forced to keep him from starvation. Moses “is in a bad row for stumps,” and unless he can be enabled to wag his jaw the world will soon lose its charms and life fade from view. As a last remedy Moses has concluded to submit his jaw to an electric treatment administered by Dr. ANTHONY. . . .

Mr. John AULT is confined to his bed. The principal ailment is old age.

Rev. Mr. WALTZ, of Lincoln, was in town Wednesday. He is an able minister and a very social gentleman.

Miss Nellie KEELY is attending a Musical College at Ft. Wayne. This is her third term and it will doubtless complete her musical education.

DIED. - Monday evening the black-winged messenger, death, entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. George REED and took from the family circle their youngest child, Georgie [REED], an amiable boy, four years old. The child had scarlet [fever?] during the winter and took cold which superinduced dropsy. Medical skill failed to arrest the disease, and another home is filled with mourning. . . . . The remains of the child were laid away in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Tuesday afternoon with appropriate services by Rev. Mr. RULE.

The new EVANGELICAL CHURCH building, erected on the southeast corner of South and Jefferson streets, will be dedicated to the service of God next Sabbath morning. . . .The pastor, Rev. D. J. PONTIUS. . . .




We ought to have a new HOTEL, but a PLANK WALK from Main street to the M.E. church will do for the present.

Frank STEVENSON went to Wabash, Tuesday, to “gaze once more on the scenes of his childhood,” and visit relatives.




DIED. -On Thursday, the 6th inst., James GILL, an old and respected citizen of Wayne township, was buried. About the first day of January he was stricken with paralysis which resulted in his death.

-James A. CARTER, who has been a constant invalid during the past year, died at 9:30 o’clock, Saturday evening, the 9th inst.

-Mrs. BAIR, residing near Marshtown, Wayne township, died Sabbath eveing last. Old age and disease caused her death.




Rumor says the LEITER BROS. will erect a fine store building at the Ford in the spring.

Mr. Henry SHADEL will occupy the LYON & KENDRICK farm in the spring.

The personal property of J. N. STEVENS (deceased) will be sold Saturday, Feb. 22, at his late residence.


Friday, February 21, 1879


Resolutions of Respect, Hall of Eden Lodge No. 60 I.O.O.F. . . . . James A. CARTER.  [sgd]   S. A. BAINTER, J. C. CANNON, H. B. APT, Committee.




Chas. E. NEWHOUSE is now in charge of his drug store at Seveasopol.

A. C. ELLIOTT, of the firm of A. V. HOUSE & CO., real estate and insurance agents, is at Newton, Kanasa, this week, looking after the business of the firm.

Mr. Nelson RADER, of Henry township, went to Westerville, Ohio, last Monday, to visit his son, A. W. RADER, who is attending the Otterman college at that place and for the past few weeks has been quite unwell. J. O. STEVENS, son of Jacob STEVENS, Esq., south of town, is attending college at the same place.

Last Saturday was Mrs. Wm. A. FERGUSON’s birthday. . . .

Rev. and Mrs. RULE went to Lincoln, Miami county, Wednesday, to attend the baptism of Rev. and Mrs. J. K. WALTZ’s child.

John A. ROUCH and family started Monday to make their future home at or near Wichita, Kansas. The same train carried Thos. MEREDITH and family to their new home at Newton, Kansas.

Mrs. L. C. ALLARD, of Iowa, formerly Mrs. M. B. MATTINGLY, was here on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MATTINGLY. Her first husband and W. H. Mattingly were the founders of the Spy, and the paper was named by the first named gentleman.

DIED. -The funeral services of Leonard BURTON were held in the M.E. Church last Tuesday afternoon. Rev. F. M. RULE officiating. Mr. Burton was married only four weeks since, and so far as is known the widow was the only relative attending the funeral.

-Mr. Samuel FREAR, one of the old and highly respected citizens of Fulton county, died at his residence in Liberty township, last Friday evening. His death, with a number of others, is mentioned by our Liberty township correspondent. . . .

John LEITER, a farmer who resides near Sevastopol, in Kosciusko county, returned with his insane wife from Indianapolis, last Friday night. She is perhaps incurably deranged and the sorrowing husband was taking her home to spend the remainder of her days under his immediate care and supervision. Her principal delusion seemed to be that mankind had sinned away their day of grace and every soul is doomed to eternal punishment.

Mrs. Isaac COCHRAN, of Peru, spent last week in this place visiting at Major CALKINS and with other relatives and friends.

Geo. BURNS has been engaged for the past two weeks disposing of the HOLZMAN stock in the old postoffice building, at auction. . . .

Mr. Thomas MERCER and family who left the farm some two years ago to enjoy city life for a season, returned to the old homestead last Monday. . . .

Mr. Elijah OLDFATHER, of near Bunker Hill, Miami county, who purchased Thos. MEREDITH’s farm, east of Rochester, moved with his family to his new home, on Thursday of last week. . . .


DIED. -Jonathan CLAY was born May 15, 1833, and died last Sunday morning, aged 45 years, 9 months and 1 day. He was a native of Maryland, but in childhood emigrated with his parents to Ohio, where he lived until after he reached his majority, when he came to Fulton county, which has been his place of residence ever since. When his country was in need of men to crush the armed rebellion of the South, moved by a patriotic spirit, he answered the call for volunteers, and faithfully served in the army until a rebel bullet in the battle of Chickamauga disabled him for life. He was married to Miss Amanda NEWHOUSE, Oct. 7th, 1858, and the fruit of this union was two daughters, who with their mother lament his death. He joined the M.E. church when about eighteen years of age, and his name was never stricken from the church roll, until the Master called him to the church trumphant which is without spot before the throne of God. He was buried from the M.E. church on Monday with appropriate services, and the large concourse of people who attended attested the high estimation in which he was held by neighbors. “Rest in Peace.”  -F. M. RULE.




Mr. Jerry LEITER will erect a business house at the Ford in the spring.

Andrew KING, of Illinois, is dead. A telegram thus informs his friends and relatives.

O. & M. EMMONS now occupy the old church store room at Richland Center. They have a fine stock of groceries and are securing an extended trade.

Wm. VANKIRK boasts of a brand new girl. Another Republican voter in Aubbeenaubbee when female suffrage becomes an accoplished fact.




DIED. -On the 9th inst., at 9:41 o’clock, p.m., another of the early settlers of our county passed from earth, viz: J. A. CARTER. By the earnest solicitation of his son, and thinking a brief obituary notice of his death and life would interest the many readers of the Spy we submit the following:

James A. CARTER was born in the State of Kentucky, on the 18th day of December 1808. His father moved to Ind. when he was young, on the 20th day of August, 1829. He was married to Catharine JACKSON, in Marion county, Ind., moving from there to Warren county where they lived but a short time, and early in the spring of 1841, with his family moved to this county, locating four and one-half miles northeast from Kewanna, on the farm which he owned when he died. His family consisted of nine children, five boys and four girls, all grown up, married men and women, at the present time except three sons who preceded their father to the spirit land. Four sons were soldiers during the late war. Three were members of Co. A, 26th Regt, and one of Co. E, 87th Regt, Ind. Vols. Inft. Two sons are buried in Louisiana, having died by disease during the war and one died at home also during the war. Two of his daughters with their families are now living in Kansas, his first wife having been stricken by the ruthless hand of death on the 17th day of May, 1876, while on a protracted visit to their many friends in the West. In Feb., 1877, after returning home from his last western visit, he again married Mrs. Estella McKEE, and an heir was the result of his last union. Since March, 1878, Bro. Carter has been constantly afflicted by disease, having during my long and pleasant acquaintance passed through many severe attacks of typhoid fever. Pneumonia terminated his life. He was patient under affliction . . . . He was one of the charter members of Eden Lodge No. 69, I.O.O.F. which has been in active operation in Kewanna for thirty years past. . . . The order of which he was Past Grand, took charge of his remains on Tuesday, the 11th inst., and interred his body in the cemetery near Mr. MOON’s, in Aubbeenaubbee township . . . .




Mr. Thomas STUDEBAKER has gone with his engine to help Mr. WHELDON hull clover seed, Wheldon’s engine having exploded.

Mr. SEBERT, a German living three miles east of Fulton, died Sabbath, February 2d. He was sick only about ten minutes It is supposed he took poison. Also Mr. CORNWELL living in the edge of Cass county, died Feb. the 13th, of typhoid pneumonia. Also infant child of Mr. & Mrs. FENIMORE, Feb. 5th, of catarrhal fever. Also Mr. ABRAM, or as he is generally called, Squire LEEDY, of Lincoln, Feb. 13th. He was among the oldest settlers of Miami county. Also Mr. Samuel FREAR, living three miles northeast of Fulton, of consumption, Feb. 15th. He was among the oldest settlers of Liberty township. He was a well respected citizen. He leaves a wife and three children. Also Rev. Stewart BAILEY, near Lincoln, Miami county,  Feb. 15th. He was among the oldest settlers of Miami county. He had been a local preacher of the M.E. church for a number of years, and was well respected by all.


Friday, February 28, 1879




[Lengthy article} . . . . After the road reaches Rochester it can be built via of Kewanna, Winamac and Rensselaer and thence to Chicago, or via of Leiters Ford, Lake City, Knox, Valparaiso and thence to Chicago . . . .




On the 20th inst., Marshal PHILLIPS sold his personal property at public sale and will soon become a merchant of Marshtown, this county.

John KILLMER has again sold out his store and goods to Mr. Isaac H. CANNON, who will continue the business.




. . . since my last letter there has been seven deaths within three miles of my residence and none of them nearer than two miles. I give the list as follows: Widow Jacob WIDEMAN,  Feb. 1st. Mrs. Benton ESSIG, Jan. 30th, with bleeding at the nose. The day previous her father-in-law, Mr. John ESSIG was attacked with lung fever and died Feb. 3d. His wife attended her husband’s funeral, returned home and that evening was taken with the same disease and died Feb. 13th. They leave two sons to mourn three deaths in different homes, but in the same door yard, in Miami county, near New Harrisburg, in about two weeks. A daughter of John SHIPLEY’s, of lung fever, Feb. 7th, about one year old. John [McCLANNAHAN], son of Jefferson and Harriet McCLANNAHAN, about twenty years of age, died with lung fever, Feb. 13th. An infant son of John F. and Alice LUKENS. No notice had been taken of its being unwell until the morning of Feb. 16, it went into a spasm and never recovered.

Moses LANDIS has bought forty acres of the Henry BLANSER farm and will soon move in the house which he is building, when his brother Aaron [LANDIS] will take his place in running their father’s farm, southeast of Akron.

C. F. NELSON and his son Joseph [NELSON] started for southern Kansas, Feb. 13. The latter expects to buy a home.

The personal property of James LUKENS, deceased, was sold at public auction Feb. 15th.




Hank HOOVER has been lying close to death’s door for some time. There are no hopes for his recovery.

John Wesley WARNER, a Nimrod denizen of Miami county, residing near Lincoon, tackled a nest of skunks, one day last week, and captured ten of them. It is said that not a shot was fired by either party.




Libbie [LUCUS], eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LUCUS, of this city, after spending the winter pleasantly with friends at Brookfield, Ohio, will return home this week.




Several deaths have occurred during the past two or three weeks, among whom we note Mrs. Betsey WIDEMAN, wife of Henry WIDEMAN, living two and a half miles north, whose death occurred Feb. 11th. Funeral on Wednesday at the Nichols Chapel. On Wednesday of the same week John McCLANAHAN died at his father’s house. His death was quite unexpected as he had been sick but a few days. Also Mrs. Ellen MIDDLETON, wife of Jesse MIDDLETON, whose death occurred on Friday, Feb. 14th. Funeral services on Sunday last at this place. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. The two first named persons died of lung fever. The last of consumption.

James GRINDLE, a young man living a couple of miles southwest of town, started for Colorado on Tuesday of last week.

Orin CORNWELL disposed of his personal property on Thursday of last week. He intends to move to Red Cloud, Nebraska, in a few days.

MARRIED. -On last Thursday, Feb. 20th, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. D. K. VICKREY and Miss Lou HARTER all of this township. . .


Friday, March 7, 1879




On the night of Feb. 28th Mrs. SINNOTT died at the residence of her son Michael [SINNOTT], four miles south, in Wayne township. She was about 80 years of age and much respected by all who had formed her acquaintance. She leaves one daughter and two sons, all of whom have families. It was while attending upon her daughter, Mrs. RANTZ, who was very sick, that she contracted a severe cold which produced dropsy of the heart, and terminated in death in five days. [Ann SINNOTT, wife of Patrick SINNOTT, d. Feb. 28, 1879, age 78 years; Patrick SINNOTT, d. Nov. 22, 1877, age 68 years; both bur St. Anne Catholic cem, Wayne twp, Fulton Co Ind]

Died, Feb. 24th, near Topeka, Kansas, of typhoid pneumonia, Mr. Charles G. CLELAND, aged about 70 years. He came from the State of New York to Indiana, in 1832, buying a farm near Gilead, Miami county, which he improved, and after a long term of years sold and purchased real estate 1/4 of a mile south of Kewanna. About 20 years since he again sold and bought property in Winamac; was twice elected sheriff of Pulaski county, and at the close of his second term of office emigrated to Topeka, Kansas where he bought city lots, built upon a number of them, and a few years since his only son being a farmer bought a farm which he occupied when death released him from the joys and sorrows of life.

Mrs. Richard HUDKINS died on Sunday, the 2d last. [Elizabeth S. JEFFRIES HUDKINS wife of Richard HUDKINS, died March 1, 1879, age 40y-1m-23d; Richard HUDKINS, d. Feb. 14, 1885, age 68y-4m-12d; both bur Shaffer cem, Union twp, Fulton Co Ind]




Mr. Henry DAY, living south of Fulton, has sold his farm to Mr. Clay SELLERS, of Kokomo, formerly of Fulton. Mr. Day is a good citizen and we are sorry to part with him from this township. We understand he intends moving to Kansas about April.




Samuel MOSES, three miles north-west of Gilead, will sell his personal property at public sale, on Friday the 14th inst.

Park TOWNSEND has been appointed administrator of the estate of Samuel FREAR, deceased, and John GORSLINE administrator of James A. CARTER’s estate.




Mrs. Sarah Jane SMITH, who died at her residence, one mile south-east of the city, last Sunday afternoon, was buried from the M.E. church, Monday at two o’clock. Mrs. Smith was born in Athens county, Ohio, June 1st, 1827, joined the M.E. church in 1835, and lived a consistent christian life until called to her reward. A husband and three children lament her death.


Henry HOOVER was born in the Province of Bavaria, Europe, June 27th, 1834, and died in this place March 2, 1879, aged 44 years, 8 months and 5 days. He emigrated to this country in 1854. He belonged to the State Church while in Europe but did not connect himself with any denomination in this country. He entered the Union army in 1862 and served as a brave soldier till he was honorably discharged. He was captured by the opposite army and held as prisoner for nine months in Andersonville prison. He served in the city of Rochester a number of years as a worthy member of the Fire Company and was one of the oldest members of said company at the day of his death. His disease was consumption, with which he suffered about three months. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his departure. By request of his friends his remains were taken to the Evangelical church, where his funeral sermon was preached from Psalms 90:12, by the writer. He was buried with honors by the Fire Company, accompanied by Emrick’s Cornet Band. - D. J. PONTIUS.


Brothers of the Tippecanoe Association of PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY, we meet today without the presence of one who has labored long and faithful in a cause we so much admire. He has passed to that bourne from when no traveler returns.

Ambrose MEREDITH was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, June 16th, 1846. He emigrated with his father to Futon county, Indiana, in February, 1837, and settled in Newcastle township, and there engaged in farming. In 1840 he united with the Yellow Creek Baptist church. He soon became an efficient member and never laid his armor by until his Master said it is enough, and he passed to his reward November 24, 1878.

Brother Meredith was a faithful member of the Patrons of Husbandry in which he engaged with a will. He was seldom absent from the meetings of the Grange. He having been appointed as a delegate to the State Grange, but finding his end drawing nigh he requested Bro. SARBER (who was his alternate) to be notified to attend the State Grange, that there should be no failure. Such was his interest in everything that belongs to the Patrons of Husbandry. . . . .

Tippecanoe Grange No. 1115, Patrons of Husbandry . . . . J. E. BARNHART, H. BOWMAN, J. JACKSON, Com.


Friday, March 14, 1879




Mrs. Laura [SHOWLEY], wife of Joseph SHOWLEY, died at their residence in Liberty township last Thursday, and was buried from the Evangelical church, Saturday morning, with appropriate services by the writer assisted by Rev. S. F. HERSHEY. Mrs. Showley was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian GOSS, the progenitors of a large and favorably known family, and was 27 years, 7 months and 13 days old. She was converted and joined the Evangelical church about ten years ago, and remained a member until the master called her to the reward of the righteous. Her life, though not long, was one of true devotion in woman’s sphere, and terminated amid visions of glory; she laid in a comotose state some time before her death, her friends thinking she was breathing her last, but consciousness returned and with a mental accuteness which baffles description, and with language of rare beauty she described what she had seen while in that state, in which, like St. Paul, she harldy knew whether she was “in the body or out of the body.” After this she called for her children, spoke to them, and also gave direction in reference to their future, and then bidding her friends farewell, she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. A husband and four small children with a large number of relations and friends mourn her early death.  -F. M. RULE.




Died on the 7th inst, a little daughter of McGORSLINE, of pneumonia; also on the 8th inst., Mrs. CULP, near Bruce’s Lake. [Elizabeth CULP, wife of Valentine CULP, d. March 8, 1879, age 67y-2m-8d; Valentine CULP, d. Jan. 29, 1879, age 66y-6m-15d; both bur Pleasant Hill cem, Union twp]



Letters from I. N. ZOOK announce his safe arrival in Nebraska. He lost a horse within forty miles of his stoppage. He has exchanged his farm near Lincoln for one in the southern part of the same county.

Mr. Wm. REX is preparing to commence work on the new Germany bride.

An infant daughter of John J. WAGGONER was buried Friday. The infant treasure is sadly mourned. . .




Miss Ella LOUDERBACK, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Allen LOUDERBACK, has been quite sick with lung fever, but is slowly recovering.

DIED. -Mr. William SMALLEY, of Wayne township, March 6th. He had been sick for sometime, but it was thought that he was out of danger.

Mrs. WALTERS, wife of Rev. Henry WALTERS, has been quite sick with diphtherial fever. She is getting some better. Rev. Henry WALTERS is not any better. He is quite low. It is quite an affliction for both parents to be sick at one time, but they are christians and bear their affliction with a christian spirit.

Thomas DAGUE, son of Mr. & Mrs DAGUE, is quite low with catarrhal fever.

Jones RIVERS, living two miles east of Fulton, will sell all of his property at public auction, Saturday, March 15. He intends going to Missouri.

DIED. -A small child of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph HOUSE, March 3d.

Mr. HAND, living east of Fulton about two and a half miles, is quite sick with typhoid fever.

Dallas PONTIOUS, of New Harrisburg, has become a partner of George CUTSHALL’s store, and they are now making preparations to do huxtering and keep a full stock of dry goods and groceries. . . .




John CARR, an aged citizen of this county, died Tuesday afternoon. No particulars.

Capt. Ches. CHAMBERLAIN is expected to return from the silver regions of Colorado about the last of this week.

MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride’s father, four miles noth of Rochester, on the 6th inst., by Rev. D. J. PONTIOUS, Mr. J. W. KERN, of Miami county, and Miss Amanda ENDRES.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SHAAF, who reside just north of town, are the happy parents of a pair of twins, a boy and a girl, that began battling with the vicissitudes of life last Tuesday morning.

Christian JOHNSON, residing south of town, will sell a lot of personal property on Friday, March 28th, after which himself and family expect to set their faces Westward.

Geo. W. BOZARTH who has resided for many years in Sprinkleburg has traded farms with someone west of town.

Mr. R. W. DUNLAP, of Cornicopia, Nevada, is here on a visit to his father, Robert DUNLAP, Esq., and other relatives and friends. He had been absent in the western country just nineteen years on the day of his arrival here. . . .

Havilah ANDERSON, one of the good citizens of this county, died at his residence on the north bank of lake Manitou, last Friday night. . . . We can only say that we knew him to be a good, honest, faithful citizen, worthy of the high esteem in which he was held by all who were personally acquainted with him. His disease, we believe, was consumption.

Grandfather MARSH, father-in-law to N. DUDGEON, died this week. His remains were taken to Twelve Mile, Cass county, for interment.

SHEPHERD & DENISTON have erected a copper wire TELEPHONE from their hardware store in the Citizens Block to their hardware store in the Commercial Block. The utility of such an article is very discernible.




The funeral services of Mrs. Selma EVAUGHN SHRYOCK who died last Saturday morning, was held at the residence of Col. K. G. SHRYOCK, Sabbath afternoon, the writer assisted by Rev. Mr. WORK officiating. Selma Evaughn was born at Broken Kettle, near Sioux City, Iowa, March 16th, 1837, and was married to Mr. Frank SHRYOCK, May 7th, 1873. Two bright and beautiful children, a boy and girl, were born to this young couple, and are left to the care of the bereaving husband. Mrs. S. was of a modest and retiring disposition, and won many friends wherever she lived, those knowing her best, loving her most. She bore her sickness, which was of some months duration, with great patience, and when the hour of dissolution came, gave her loved ones a parting kiss, and leaning by faith on the Savior, passed to the summerland of the soul, the land of beauty, the land of love. - F. M. RULE.


Margaret COLLINS was born in the State of Pennsylvania, May 1st, 1804 and died surrounded by her children, at Rochester, Ind., Feb. 18, 1870, aged 74 years, 9 months and 17 days.

About the year 1821 she was married to Robert OWEN, with whom she lived happily until November, 1871, when he was called away by death. In 1855 the family removed to Ohio and three years later to Miami county, Indiana, where they lived until 1864, when they removed to Fulton county, Ind., where both parents have died.

Twelve children were born to them, seven boys and five girls, of whom 6 - 4 boys and 2 girls are still living, all of whom are here present except one daughter who resides in Randolph county, Ind.

She was loved by all who knew her, and no higher compliment can be paid her memory than to state the facts that she was a devoted wife and mother and a kind and generous neighbor. More than fifty years aog she received the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior and ever since has trusted him. Originally she was a member of the United Brethren church but at the time of her death was a member of the Baptist church of Rochester.

Several weeks before her last illness she talked with a daughter whom she informed she was soon to pass away from earth. She [arranged her funeral]. Three days before her decease, . . . “Farewell, children, I am going home. I want you all to meet me in Heaven.”



Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between L. E. RANNELLS and Chas. K. PLANK, under the firm name of RANNELLS & PLANK, dealer in Books and Stationery, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. L. E. Rannells continuing the business and settling all firm accounts. L. E. RANNELLS, Chas. K. PLANK, March 10, 1879.


Friday, March 21, 1879




Mr. KILGORE, of Peru, is a citizen of our town and is making himself useful looking after his interest in the steam Flouring Mill. Mr. E. STREET, his partner, has commenced work on his new dwelling in the west part of town.

Mr. J. H. CANNON, successor to Jno. KILLMER, has moved his effects to this place and is now one of our mercantile citizens.




Mr. Joel TOWNSEND, Sen., is quite sick with disease of the kidneys. He has been sick nearly all winter and it is feared that he will not recover, as he is getting worse all the time.

Rev. Mr. & Mrs. Henry WALTERS are slowly recovering. . . .




Mrs. Arvil[la J.] HENDERSON was buried Sunday, after a serious and protracted illness. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her departure. She was a daughter of Dr. STEVENS of Argos, and beloved by all who knew her. [Arvilla J. HENDERSON, wife of J. E. HENDERSON, d. March 14, 1879, age 34y-10m-22d; Joseph E. HENDERSON, d. May 13, 1887, age 49y-10m-19d; both bur Moon cem, Aubbeenaubbee twp, Fulton Co Ind]




The last and only child of Mr. & Mrs. Ab. BARRETT died at their residence last Friday morning, and was buried Saturday.

Prof. and Mrs. W. J. WILLIAMS are now enjoying the presence of their first born, a son. He made his debut upon the state of life last Saturday.

An infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. BLACK died on the 11th inst, and was buried on the 13th, at the Lutheran cemetery in Newcastle township. Services by Rev. Mr. GIFT.

H. S. McCLOUD and family of Henry township started this week to find a new home in Kansas. . .

James KUHN, who went to Bloomsburg, Penn., about twelve years ago, returned last Saturday, accompanied by a wife and son. During his ahsence his father and mother were laid away in the grave and many changes have taken place. He expects to keep the Akron Hotel which was formerly kept by his parents. Mrs. Kuhn is a pleasant looking lady and will no doubt win many friends in her new home. We wish them abundant success.

Dr. J. T. GOUCHER, our “Caryl Cynic” of Leiters Ford, made us a brief call Saturday. . . .

Nancy BACON, wife of Isaiah BACON, died at their residence near Green Oak, on Saturday, Feb. 23d, of lung fever, aged about 33 years. She leaves a husband, daughter, mother, brother and a large circle of friends to mourn her early demise. J. Yost WHEATLY in reporting her death to the Peru Republican only mentioned Mrs. Bacon’s maiden name (Nancy EWER), entirely ignoring the existence of a husband and daughter, and it is thought by those most interested that there is some evil design in it. Yosty should confine himself to facts, and love his neighbors as himself.

Henry F. DAY, near Fulton, will sell his personal property at auction on Tuesday, April 1st.

A fine college building was erected at Denver some three years ago, but the college proved a failure. A new organization has taken charge of the matter and the indications are that they will make a success of it. It is to be called a Female Seminary and Normal School. Rev. S. F. HERSHEY, principal. . .




A young man by the name of All NORRIS is lying at his home, a few miles southeast of Rochester, in a very critical condition. He is in the last stages of consumption.

Uncle Solomon COLLINS, who resides in East Liberty township, is prostrated with a severe attack of sickness. He is in a very critical condition and is lying very near death’s door, but hopes are entertained that a change for the better will speedily take place. . .

Allen B. PARSONS, of this city, has gone into the dry goods buriness on his own hook in a small village just across the State line in Cass county, Michigan.

Widow MARSHMAN, living near the depot, is lying very low with the consumption.


Friday, March 28, 1879


MEETING OF CREDITORS. . . . In the matter of Daniel and Willard GOULD, Bankrupts in bankruptcy. . . . Francis K. KENDRICK, Assignee.




Rev. A. B. CHARPIE will preach his farewell sermon next Sabbath evening aweek. He will remove to Bloomington abut the middle of April. . . .

A little daughter has come t take up its abode with Mr. & Mrs. E. E. COWGILL. It will be a week old Saturday.

Capt. RADER and Wm. H. C. CHINN have the agency for a self-binding reaping machine, that is said to excel all others. . . .

Ex-Sheriff Sidney R. MOON and his brother William [MOON] started last Monday morning to seek their fortunes in the West. . . .

The college at Denver, under the superintendency of Rev. Scott HERSHEY, has been styled the GLADEWOOD FEMALE SEMINARY, NORMAL SCHOOL, AND BUSINESS INSTITUTE. . . .

L. N. NOYER, son of Peter NOYER at Akron, is reading law with ESSICK & HOLMAN. He is a sprightly young man and will possibly excel as a disciple of Blackstone.


HILL & FELDER have purchased the grocery department of F. B. ERNSPERGER and will continue the business at the old stand.  . . .




Mr. John LEITER has purchased our confectionery and bakery store, where Mr. A. RITCHEY can be found at all hours with clean beef. Mr. Jesse KALER has also fitted up his butcher shop and is now ready to serve our citizens with the best cuts the market affords.

Mr. Daniel HUDKINS, who has been under treatment at Indianapolis for cataract, has returned much improved.

DIED. -Mrs. John BLOSSER, on Saturday, the 22, inst., at 8:45 p.m., having been sick but one week. Mrs. Blosser was the daughter of Mr. Solomon JACKSON, she leaves a husband and infant child with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her early demise. Funeral services at 10:30 today at the Baptist church by Rev. A. BABCOCK. [Henrietta BLASSER, 1854-1879; John R. BLASSER, 1840-1914; both bur Shaffer cem, Kewanna, Fulton Co Ind]


(Notice of Administration) Thomas ADAMSON appointed Administrator of the Estate of Havilah ADAMSON, March 21, 1879.


(Notice of Separation) . . . “my wife, Elizabeth E. MOORE, having left my bed and board . . . March 15, 1879 . . . John A. MOORE.


(Administrator’s Sale) . . . Personal property [listed] . . . Saturday, March 29, 1879 . . Park TOWNSEND, Administrator, Estate of Samuel FREAR, deceased . . .


(Administrator’s Sale) . . .  Personal property [listed] . . . Friday, April 4, 1879 . . . Thos. NEWHOUSE, Administrator, Estate of Jonathan CLAY, deceased . . .


(Administrator’s Sale) . . . Personal property [listed] . . . Friday, March 28, 1879 . . . John GORSLINE, Administrator, Estate of James A. CARTER, deceased . . .


Friday, April 4, 1879




[Front page, 2 columns, historically valuable, but too lengthy for this book]




Mr. SNEPP, of the firm of SNEPP & RITCHER, has sold his interest in the confectionery and bakery to Mr. Eli LEITER.

John MYERS has traded his property in Kewanna to Mr. ODAFFER who has sold his property north of town to John MYERS, making the exchange on Thursday last.

Mr. Samuel STUBBS, formerly a citizen of Union township, but now of Missouri, is at Chicago under treatment for diseased eyes.




Pressly M. BOZARTH, living a short distance west of this city, had a fine horse to die last Friday morning. Pressly paid one hundred dollars cash for the animal but a short time ago.

We notice that our friend, Wm. M. PLOUGH, has moved his grocery, flour and feed store to the north end of town, to the room formerly occupied by C. FITZGERALD a few doors south of the WALLACE HOUSE. . . . and will run in connection with his store a restaurant and bakery.

Mrs. Charles RHINEHART, of Union Village, Michigan, after enjoying a pleasant visit in our city with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Elijah PARSONS, returned home this week.

DIED: -At his residence in Liberty township, Fulton county, Ind., on Sabbath morning, at two o’clock, March 30th, 1879, Uncle Salmon COLLINS, aged about 72 years. Uncle Collins is another one of our old pioneer citizens who has passed away from among us. In the year of 1844 he moved from the State of New York, and settled at his late home in Liberty township where he has ever since resided. He has at three different times been married, having married his now surviving wife about two years ago, his two former wives (who were sisters) preceded him to the grave some years ago. He was the father of fifteen children, ten of whom are still living - six sons and four daughters - all married with the exception of two sons, who have nearly reached manhood. The other five children preceded him to the spirit world some years ago, two of whom died while yet in their infancy, the other three being young men who enlisted and served faithfully as true, gallant and brave soldiers during the recent civil war. Two of the sons were taken prisoners by the rebels, and thrown into Andersonville prison. One of the sons managed to make his escape, more dead than alive, and on account of the desperate treatment received while there his health would not permit his rejoining the army, and he was honorably discharged and reached home just in time to bid farewell to his friends as his death occurred soon after his arrival home. The other son (poor fellow) was never more heard of, starvation probably ended his days in that terrible rebel prison. Uncle Collins was a good and kind husband, father and neighbor, and was respected and loved by all who knew him. By close attention to business he accumulated considerable property. He never professed religion, but it was his aim and desire to live a true christian life, and to obey God’s laws to the best of his ability. His remains were deposited in the silent tomb, at the Oliver cemetery, on last Monday at 11 o’clock.




Ches. CHINN is again employed as clerk at the postoffice.

Jacob LEITER, Esq., purchased one of HEFFLEY’s celebrated wheelbarrows, last Saturday, and was made a present of a fine two-horse wagon.

W. B. MILLER, of Tipton, the champion carriage painter and trimmer, is now in the employ of J. B. FIESER, and expects to remain a year or more.


Friday, April 11, 1879




J. P. NUTT has built a paint shop addition to his blacksmith shop; employed a competent painter, and is now ready to supply the wants of all who desire plain or ornamental painting done.

Mrs. S. HENDERSON has just received a fresh supply of millinery goods. . . Also Mrs Eva HOWELL and Miss Alice KILLMER have again opened out a new stock of hats and millinery goods at their old stand, one door west of the CORNER DRUG STORE that was, but which is now sold to John KILLMER and bought again by CALVIN & BLAIR.

David McCOY has purchased John MYERS’ interest in the saddle and harness business.