Albion New Era (Newspaper) - April 17, 1884, Albion, Indiana TWO D0LLAB8 A YEAB. "Äe-w to tli-o Zjixxe; Xjet t3a.e Ol^p« -wlxere th-ey IN ADVANCE VOL. XII. NO. 30. ALBION, NOBLE COUNTY, INDIANA, APKIL 17, 1884. NEW SERIES. VOL. IX. NO. 17 - Town and County. PUBLISHED BTXBT THÜRSDAT. J —Set out shade tree«. —^Town election in May. ssi —^We need mannfactories. —Read the advertisements. —The roads are drying up. —We mast have gravel roads. —But one inmate of tlie county jail. —^Tax-paying time closes next Monday. -We need live grain and produce dealers. —Latest styles of hats at Mrs. Camp-beirs. —Goshen has contrMted for Electric lights. —We are adding new subscribers every day. —School will close next week we believe. —M. £. appointments elsewhere in this issue. —Rev. Mr. Smith's health seems to be improving. —Wheat in this county is said to look pretty fair. —Bring on your job work. Come •nd see samples. —Judge Hartman has gone to Dakota with his family. —The n^liticaL skies in Noble county are brightening. —Rev. Wilkinson goes to Wolcott-Tille Iroqi Lima. —Tom Adams was in town for a day or two last week. —Ex-auditor Stewart gave us a pleasant call on Friday. —A good Plow, all complete, for $13» at the New Hardware. 16tf —Decoration Day will soon be here. Shall it I)e observed? —Rev. Stewart has been returned to Albion for another year. , —Highest price in cash for poultry at Green's butcher shop. —New arrival of millinery goods at the Spencer millinery store. lOci —The "ticket scalper" got in his work on Monday of last week. —For new millinery goods call on Mrs. Campbell in Stone's block, up stairs. —No one from Albion that we know of attended the Auburn convention. —^They are making extensive re-pun upon the Whitley county jail. —Prof. White goes to Cincinnati when the present teri^ of school closes —The petit jury ^re ^^hKhaigid for the term on Friday of last week. —A fellow is in jail at Columbia City for stealing a lot of halter straps. —Esq. Hogue and David Simons, of LaOtto, were among our callers on Friday. —DeEalb county elected nine democratic trustees and four republican trus- —Ed. Spencer spent a few days last week with bis brother Fitch, at Wauseon, Ohio. ^ ation } —Garden making has commcnccd. —J. W. Teal and son, of Rome City, gave us a pleasant call on Monday. —Green, the butcher, pays the highest market price for calves. 17tf —Arthur Hoffman is now acting as night wat<^ the ^business part of town. —Some fine fish arc being taken from the lakes and rivers ot this vicinity at this time. —A daughter of Frank Saltzgaber, of York, has been on the sick list for a few days. —Our boyhood friend, J. W. Stetler, was elected trustee of the township in which Syracuse is situated. —You will find nothing in the columns of The New Era unlit to. be read by any member of your family. —When tax-paying time eads and with court adjourned, things will l>e somewht t quiet about the temple of justice. —Get your sale bills printed at The New Eua job rooms. Notice of sale given free in paper. Satisfaction guaranteed. —We are informed that a Young Men's democratic club has been organized in Albion with headquarters at Howard's saloon. —Mr. Longfellow, of Washington township, and his little son were callers at The New Era sanctum on Thursday of last week. —We are not a delegate or alternate to any of the republican conventions this year, but will probably take in a few of them. —Martin at the New Hardware sells the genuine Reed spring tooth harrow. There is a royalty on all others. fJe careful what you buy. —Mrs. Jacob Klein, of near Goshen, committed suicide on Friday of lust week. No cause is known fur the commission ot the rash act. ^Tfio'-^Nappili mew^a» en? larged to an 8-column folio sheet, and otherwise improved. It is now printed on a new Campbell power press. —Town election will be held on Monday, May 5. The officers to be chosen arc two trustees, one treasurer, one clerk and one marshal. See official notice elsewhere. —Now who for marshal! Let both parties select their very best available men and then whatever may be the result of the vote, a good officer will be assured. .—Judge made a very able impression as a judicial o&cer while presiding during the progress of the long and tedious malpractice case of last week. —Peterson's magazine for May is already upon our table and fully sustains the former well-earned reputation of this popular ladies' periodical. It takes the lead of all others. —The Banner says that ''among the Albionites in attendance at the funeral last Sunday we noticed C. B. Phillips, -The stone work for the foundation 1 i«'»«" ^^ of Howitrd's Opem House has Merritt C. Skinner." commenced. r —Mr. A. C. Johnson, of Washington, was among our callers on Thursday of last week. —Tou can buy the Burch Plows and Repairs, at the New Hardware, Albion, Ind. —Rocco Garramone and R. L. Stone ntamed from a trip to Chicago on Thursday night. —F<Mr all kinds ;of fancy goods and trimmings call at Mrs. CampbelPs, in Stone's block. Ilm3 —Commodore Clemmens, of Pierce-tm« wa«ts to be a candidate for the •spreme bench. —A gravel tiain has been put to work on the Chicago Division of the B. A O. railroad. —The repablicans of Kosciusko county will nominate their candidates eoootj offices to-day. —Whitley county elected seven republican and three democratic trustees. Good for little Whitley. —Mr. James Boose, of Noble, came ia one day last week and ordered The Nsir £fu to his address. —Martin, at the New Hardware, is i^t for the Bryan Star (filled Plow, Mid sene tbe genuine Bryan Points —The pink **T.** social at the rooms of L. W. Welker on Friday evening of last week was an enjoyable affair. —This has boon a cold, backward quioc, aod as it consequence farmen •n somewhat behind in their spring woric. —Bro. McDonald, of tbe Banner^ was so ''rattled" by the result of the township election on Monday of last week that he forgot to mail us a copy of the Banner for that issue. —Ten physicians from various parts of th^ country, interested as witnesses or otherwise, in the malpractice case, were registered at the Williams House on Thursday evening. —Clergymen, lawyers and all those of sedentary habits who suffer from nervous prostration and loss of appetite should try Nichols Bark And Iron. For sale by all druggists. 14m3 —Two courts were running on Friday. While the big show was running in tbe court room, with Judge Hoffman on the bench. Judge McBride opened a little side show in the 8x10 jury room. —Mrs. Rowe, sister of Mrs. Prentiss, a lady of advanced years, was injured considerably by falling down the stairway at the pink "T." social last week. Her injuries, however, are not serious. —Congressman Lowry is exhibiting remarkable statesmanship of late. He recently "sat down" upon objector Holmao, and ^ now scattering garden seeds among all of his constituents. This will "fetch »em." —Mr. Matthews has taken out the large locust trees in front of his residence on Oak street, and put out maple trees instead. When tbe latter get a vigorous growth they will add much totbea|>pearaoceof the property. ' —Commissioner Mummert gave The New Era a brief but agreeable call on Monday. —Elkhart township, Elkhart county, in which Goshen is situated, bay sixty-two citizens who are 75 years old and over. ^Itcir united ages amount to 4,903 years. —Now that Easter Sunday is passed, the weather prognosticators are -predicting better weather. We feel quite sure that there will be a few warm da^s during the month of August. —The Jug Breaking Concert at the presbyterian church on Saturday evening of last week was. a decided success. When the jugs were broken and their contents footed up, it was found that $36 bad been realized. —Judge McBride dropped into the court room on Thursday to see bow ^ingsHAKrerunning in the circuit court. He looks as if tbe short release from the arduous duties of the bench had been beneficial to his health. —Mr. Roberts, late of the North Orange street restaurant, made Albion a hurried visit on Sunday night. He came in on the night train from tbe west, and immediately hired a livery rig to take him to Ligonier the same night. —In Benton township, Elkhart county, the vote for trustee was a tie. In casting lots the republican candidate came out ahead. Providence may send the rain upon the unjust well as the just, but when it comes to disposing of officers, this rule doesn't apply. —The democrats of this district will hold their nominating convention at Auburn, Moy 15. It is given out that the leaders have decided that Lowry is to have no opposition. Of course it will do no good for the democratic rank* and file to kick. The horse's eyes are ''sot." —Many of the bitters and quack nostrums of the day are also advertised for consumption on tne plan that the only thing that the "stuff" won't cure is the greed ^ the proprietor'' Dw^^rdeceived. ''^he^es^eme-dy for strengthening tbe lungs, soothing all irritation, aud stopping the cough, is Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry. It has cured many cases where physicians have given up hope. —Drs. Staman and Van Busk irk, medical experts, or surgical rather, testified in behalf of the plaintiff in tbe Lower-Carr & Franks malpractice case last week. On the part of the defendants such eminent surgeons as Dr. Latta, of Goshen, and Dr. Myers, of Ft. Wayne, testified, as did also, Drs. Teal and Gilbert, of Kendallville. —^p^^her wiie was put upon tbe cross-bars upon the poles of tbe Postal Telegraph Co., on Thursday of last week. Tbe workmen had nothing to do but to string the wire in its place, and did the work very rapidly. There is no indication, as yet, of any intention on tbe part of this company to establish local offices along the line. —Our people are extremely well pleased to have Rev. Stewart returned here as pastor of the M. E. church for another year. Mr. S. has labored faith fully and acceptably in tbe discbarge of his ministerial duties, and among all classes is esteoied as a consistent christian gentleman, and one whose in fiuence cannot be otherwise than good. —The regular March term of the Noble circuit court expired by limitation on Saturday, but the malpractice case being in progress with no prospects of comoleting it within tbe term, that particular case was adjourn ed on Friday noon until Monday afternoon of this week, in order to give an opportunity to close up some other necessary court business. —The Baltimore & Ohio railroad company |re sounding the depth of the marshes along their line in this region over which they have tressle-works, with a view of filling them up. Last week they were sounding Blue Grass, west of town, and after driving down a depth of eighty feet, had found no solid bottom. The last ten feet, drove much easier than any other, —In deciding the tie vote on tru in Perry township, the following plan was adopted, according to the Banner: "35 slips of psper were folded so as to be exactly alike, one with George Keehn and another with W. D. Hays written upfn^ it. The pieces were then placed in "a'hal and well shaken up, when Mr. Cavin, who had been blindfolded, began to draw out the slips. Twenty blanks were drawn, but the Slst effort settled tbe contest, as the piece of paper contained the name of tlie republican candidate, who was declared elected. DEFAULTING POSTMASTER CAPTURED. ]i»nre4 by a ITmlted «tate» Utarslial, »t PueMo, Colorado. WHERE HE HAD BEEN LIVING AN ASSUMED NAME. UNDER Now In Jail Awaiting Trial. The readers of The New Era will remember that some time last fall tbe citizens of our neighboring town of Churubusco were startled to hear that one of their prominent citizens, and a man who stood well in that community, had mysteriously disappeared. This was Mr. Yocum, who, for a long number of years had been postmaster at that place. An investigation showed that he was a defaulter to tbe government in the sum of |1,500, and being threatened with an exposure of bis crime in tbe near future, bad fied to parts unknown. For a time tbe matter was tbe theme of general conversation, but gradually the excitement died out and only occasionally was^e subject referred to. Uncle Sam, bow-ever, was on th3 alert, it seems, from recent developments. The fugitive was traced to Pueblo, Colorado, where, under an assumed name, he had been living for some time in fancied security. The officers, however, had traced him there and at last feeling sure of their man, his arrest was made, and last week be was brought back to Indianapolis where he is now jail awaiting trial in tiie United Slates District court before Judge Woods. Of his arrest the Indianapolis Journal says that '"Anes Yocum, who embezzled 11,500 last September while postmaster at Churubusco, Whitley county, and bos since been a fugitive, was brought to this city yesterday by Deputy United States Marshal Cantril, of Denves, who arretted him at Pueblo. He bad been living under an assumed name, but admitted bis identity to the officer at Denver. In default of bail be was committed to jail to await trial." —"Oh, I do feel so nice!" said a young girl of nineteen years. "I don't feel as if I bad a head, or a stomach, or anything." And yet headaches, backaches, stomaclvaches ana many other aches, swellings, sores, etc., troubled her Insfore she tooK Dr. Guysott's Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla. This remedy restored her to perfect health, as is indicated by her clear complexion, soothing and bright eyes. It will relieve all ailments peculiar to female life. —Tbe republicans this year gained a township trustee in Wayne, Orange, Allen and Perry townships. Good enough. Noble and Elkhart will next fall into line and then we can lay siege to the democratic strongholds of Green and Jefferson. There are some noble workers in each of these townships whose influence will yet bear fruit, as we have the Scriptural assurance that a little leaven leavenetb the whole lump. Water dropping day by day will eventually wear the hardest rock away. —An effort is being made at Auburn to have a soldiers monument erected in the courtyard. Noble county ought to do something to commemorate the gallant dead.—Era. Why don't Albion do that and not ask tbe people of the county to erect a monument that one-half the people who build it, would never nee'i—Kendallville News. Well, there; we might have known that our democratic contemporary would oppose tbe erection of a monument to the memories of the dead heroes of the war who went out from Noble county in defense of the old flag. IL^il^n l^Uac!!! The undersigned will commence delivering milk to customers in Albion about the 15th inst. Fresh milk delivered every morning. Milk tickets can be purchased at the postoffice. 16-wS ^ ' ^ Atrsn^ E. TATum. Township Trustees. The following is a 4 ist of the township trustees elected in this county on Monday of last week; Washington, Ferdinand Knappe, (rep.); Sparta, William D. Hays, (rep.); Elkhart, C. K. Greene, (dem.); York, William Price, (rep.); Noble, Byron P. Gray, (dem.); Green, Daniel A. Leitcb, (dem.); Jefferson, John Halferty, (dem.); Orange, Wm. Hosier, (rep.); Wayne, Enoch Johnson, (rep.); All^purtisBrome,(pp.); Swan, Bela Brougbton, (rep.); Albion, David Matthews, (rep). Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises. Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Huston & Molen. I feet ruylM —A few years ago when they had i majority of trustees in the county, he democratic leaders, by their acts, made the selection of a county superintendent a political matter, holding a regular secret caucus t3 nominate a party candidate. Ever since then it has been made a party matter by that party, some of the would-be leaders publicly proclaiming that the democratic trustee who refused to bow down to the dictates of the party leaders would "hear thunder, &c." Time makes all things even, and they cannot complain if the republicans give them a dose of their own medicine. Of course we shall expect to hear that party now asserting that in no sense should tbe e^tion of a county superintendent be made a political matter. —^The presbyterian social will be held at the residence of Mrs. Thomas Lewis on Friday night of this week. Refreshnents will be served, and all are cordially invited. —The Auburn Courier thinks that "it is likely Judge Lowry will have no opposition for Congress, and the same may be said of Eli B. Gerber for Joint Representative. He can have it we presume if be wisl.es. Both these gentlemen have served their constitu ents in a way that is eminently satisfactory., As to the Circuit Prosecutor and Senator, nothing has been done as far as we know." The republicans will have nothing to say as to who will be the next congressman and joint representative, and don't you for get it. —We enjoyed a very on Saturday from Mr. Adair, of Wash ington,* Mr. J. C. Riddle and Mr Jacob Keister, of Noble, three of the substantial farmers of Noble county who happened into our office at tbe same time. All are active, earnest republi cans who feel considerably cheered by tbe results of tbe spring elections, in view of the bearing they will have up on tbe more important political contests this fall. All these gentlemen are early settlers of the county, and while Mr Riddle has been a steady patron of The New Era ibf! years, the othefs have not been. Without any solicitation on our part the other two left thehr names on our subscription books before leaving, wishing to keep posted on the political and home news of the county. Mr Riddle visited the west during the past season and does not speak very favorably of the enterprise and advancement displayed by tbe original element in Missouri's population. In Kansas he found tilings different, tbe state being settled by emigrants from the northern states. —Sometime ago we referred in these columns to certain ruaM thottwere in circulation here derogatory of the moral character ot Rev. Mr. Nurtbam, late pastor of the Wesleyan methodist church of this place. These" rumors were to the effect that he bad been guilty of criminal intimacy with one of his flock, and the ones who seemed to be giving publicity to the affair were members of bis own church, which certainly warranted the public in giving credence to tbe story. The matter finally culminated in a church trial on Friday last, in which three charges were preferred—the one we have referred to above and two others charging him with approaching two other women, of LaGrange county, we believe, with improper advances. Of the first charge he was foudd not guilty, but was found guilty of the last two. It is difficult to convince our people that Mr. Northam has been guilty of the charges preferred. His conduct and deportment while here has been all that could be expected from a gentleman of the highest sense of honor, and no breath of suspicion was ever raised against him until these charges were made. Many think that had a rigid investigation taken place, such as would have «been in a court of justice, these charges would not have been sustained. If he is innocent of criminal intent, and his deportment while here gives color to that belief, a great wrong has been perpetrated in thus fixing a stigma upon an innocent man which will follow him through life. —We understand that Mr. Mossman will move his family to Columbia City in a week or two. —Tbe goods are being placed upon tbe shelves in the Loomis dry goods store in Stone's block. —Curtis McCurdy left for Columbia City this week, and, we believe, will go from there to Fort Wayne. —An attempt was made to burglarize the safe in the city treasury of •Fort Wayne a few nights ago. —^The corporation of Albion, and Albion township have purchased a roi^ scraper that does splendid work where used. ^ ■.. Dr. Myers, of Fort testi fied in the mal^actice case on Monday, and Dr. Latta, of Goshen, on Tuesday. These men stand in the very front rank as surgeons. —Burglars again broke into tbe drugstore and postoffice at Milford, kept by C. C. Reynolds, one night last week. This is tbe seventh or eighth time his establishment has been burglarized. —Four towers are to be erected in Goshen for the purpose of lighting the city with electric light. The contract has been entered into for three years at $2,500 a year. —Tbe man with the trained dogs caused quite a crowd to collect when be stopped on tbe street. A mere bint of a collection being taken caused quite a stampede from that locality. To dis-perse a mob it would be better than bullets or bayonets. —In answer to a few of our friends who have enquired why we do not notice tbe attacks that. are being made upon us by a low and dirty scribbler oft^is place, we submit the following from the pen of the poet Riley as our motto: Never talk back to a feller that's abusin' you— Jest let him carry on, aud rip and cuss and swear. And when be finds bis lyin' and his dammin's jest amusin' you. You've got him clean kerflumixed, and you want to bold him there. Never talk back, and wake up the whole community, And call a man a liar, bowsomever that's his and with a than a half a gracefuller impuuit With one good Jolt of si dozen kicks. —If the $10,000 indebtedness of Noble county—bonds—could be presented for payment to-day the entire debt could be wiped out and tbe county have ample funds to pay the current expenses of tbe county. These are the facts as they exist, no matter what parties may say who are interested in having the public believe otherwise. Those who doubt these statements, if there are such, are invited to examine the records for themselves, which we know will bear us out in tbe statement. What excuse can there be, with this state of facts existing, in delaying the building of a courthouse costing not more than $100,000, in which all will feel that the public records are secure. BOI^IbT. MASTERS—On Tuesday, April 8, a girl to the wife of Joseph Masters, of York township. CRAWEN-CRAVEN—April 10, 1884, at tbe residetce ot and by Rev^. W. Bowen, of Albion. Mr. Albert W. Craven, of Brimfield, to Miss Eliza J. Craven, of Rome City. ZIGLER—ANDREWS—April 12, 1884, at the residence of and by Rev. O. W. Bowen, Mr. Hiram Zigier, to Miss Ella S. Andrews, both of Jefferson township. Noble county. IDTSnD. CLOSE—On Friday. April 11, 1884, at the residence of Mr. F. Gappinger, of Albion, Mrs. Elizabeth Close, aged about '75 years. The deceased was an aunt of Mis. Frederick Gappinger, at whose residence she died, and Mr. Thomas Miller, of this place. She had been an inmate of Mr. Gappinger's family for about a year, and being aged and feeble, and mingling in society but little, was comparatively unknown to a great many of cur people. The funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. G., on Sunday, Rev. Smith preaching the discourse, after which the body was laid away in tbe quiet cemetery west of town. She had been a member of the M. E. church for a long number of years. GORSUCH—Near Cromwell, April 10, 1884, Miss Sarah Annie, daughter Mr. and Mrs. William Gorsuch. deceased was 17 years, 3 months aod 11 days old. Theiuneral services were held at Srar-ta Chapel, and connoted by Rer. W. S. Stewart, of Albion.