Albion New Era (Newspaper) - April 24, 1884, Albion, Indiana
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ALBION. NOBLE COUNTY, [NDIANA, APRIL 24, 1884.
NEW SERIES. VOL. IX. NO. 18
—The circus season is at hand. —The doff show and «imitar nuisan-
Town and County.
PUBLtSUKO evert thcrsoat.
—Town board meeting to-night.
—Highest price in cash for poultry at Green's butcher shop.
—J. 8. ConlogUG. of the Standard, made the *'.hab" a visit on Saturdny.
—The democrats will propably renominate marshal Foster for that po-aition again.
—Town election will soon be here. Who for marshal seems to be the absorbing question just now.
—Martin, at the New Hardware, is agent for the Bryan Star Chilled Plow, and sells the genuine Bryan Points.
—Melvin I. Kapp, our former foreman, is with a newspaper establishment in the famous Cœur de Alêne gold mines.
—We understand that Alex. Frazure is yet at Lawrence, Kansas, receiving steady employment at his trade, at good wages.
—H. Q. Zimmerman and recorder Laiih started for Dakota <m Monday. The former goes to look after his property in that territory.
—Martin at the New Hardware sells the génuine Reed spring tooth harrow. There is a royalty'on all others. Be careful what you buy.
—The proceedings of the republican district convention at Auburn oa the 10th inst. were wired to a Chicae;o daily over the Postal Telegraph Co*8 lines.
—We saw Mr. McCurdy, of the firm of Adams, Mossman & McCurdy, on our streeU one day. last week. His family are yet residents of Albion.
—Ask your neighbor to subscribe for The Nlw Era. A good word spoken by each one of our subscribers would add hundreds of new names to our already large list.
—We are in need of some good •tove wood eighteen or twenty IdcIics io length, and those who desire to pay their subscription in wood, should bring us some immediately.
—The father of Mr. White, principal of the Albion schools, will spend tliia week with his son here. Prof. White, •eo., was formerly president of Purdue University, this state.
—Coming events cast their shadows before. The Kendallville iiew$ evidently sees a new county superintendent of schools in the April election. That paper is an early *^squealer."
—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
—The Columbia City Commercial understands that ''Mrs. Ryan, who resides in this county, mother of Jack Ryan, the train wrecker, is putting forth every effort to secure a pardon for her son."
—A chandelier fell in Loomis' store room last week by the giving way of the hook to which it was suspeoded. Luckily the lamps were not lighted when they fell, or more serious results might have followed.
—A tramp recently saved a train and its precious freight of human lives from total destruction on the Lake Shore road near Toledo. This is evidence that this despised class are not all destitute of all nobler attributes.
—Over at Oswego, in Kosciusko coiiDty, they feel quite sure that the I. I. & I. railroad will l>e built. Our Wolf LAke frieDds would be liaopy to koow that there was substantial foundation to base such a belief uptm.
—The May* number of the Century magazine is at band, and a hasty examination ahows it to be one of the most attractive of this widely read periodical. This magazine stands in the front rank and abould find a place in every home.
—Mr. Daymude, who married a sister of W. A. Coon, of %York township, . died a few weeks ago in Nebraska. Mr. Coon thinks some of visiting his iirter with a view (according to her re-qUMt) of settling up the estate of the daoeasad.
—Bz-anditor William Riser and lady sèartcd tbb week on an extended visit trough the west, and will probably be abaent some time. They will visit Lawrence, Kansas, and other portions of that state, thence to Colorado, etc. Thb Nbw £ba wish<» them a pleasant trip.
—Some snow last week.
—A polar wave on Sunday evening.
—School closes on Friday for the term.
—A remarkably cold, backward spring.
—Latest styles of bats at Mrs. Camp-beirs.
—Oct your name in the next roll of honor.
—Old settlers' meeting on the 5th day of June.
—The new trustees have all qualified, we l>elieve.
—Town was full of people on Saturday afternoon.
—Shall Decoration Day be observed hero this year?
—Candidates for county offices begin (o be heard from.
—Miss Mary Markey is teaching in Jefferson township.
Nothing indecent or oliscene appears in this paper.
—The March term of court came lo an end on Thursday.
—^The grand opening of the Loomis store was a success.
—Bring on your sale bill orders to The New Era office.
—A good Plow, all complete, for $13, at the New Hardware. 16tf
—The dog show was repeated on the streets on Saturday.
—New arrival of millinery goods at the Spencer millinery store. 16tt
—Walks ought to be constructed from town to the cemetery.
—Green, the butcher, pays the high-est market price for calves. 17tf —Postmaster Stewart, of Avilla, was in town one day last week.
—E. B. Spencer, of Allen, gave us a pleasant call a few days ago.
—Sheriff Braden and wife spent Sunday with Iriends at Wolf Lake.
—We understand "it" will be compelled to ''draw in its horns."
—Burglars are operating in nearly all of our neighboring towns.
—Ancie Öoffenberry is teaching at the York Center school bouse.
—Six weeks from next Monday the June term of court will begin.
—Dr. Pickett has put down a new side walk in frönt of his office.
—Tom Felkner makes an efficient assistant in the treasurers' office.
—Ada Freeman is teaching in one of the schools of York township.
-John Freeman is yet confined to the house trom his recent illness.
—Webb's planing mill and butter tub factory is doing a good business.
—For new millinery goods call on Mrs. Campb^l in Stone's block, up stairs.
—The B. & O. seems to be doing a good freight business at this time.
—Ha! Ha! Ha I! Look at Schwab's sign. Konkle did ~it. What a $ign\
—Tax-paying time closed on Monday. Delinquents are now in for the penalty.
—The democrats of Whitley county have put their county ticket in the field.
—^The corner ttore rooms ought to be occupied by a live, wide-awake firm.
—Ought we 'not to celebrate the "glorious Fourth" this year in Albion?
—J. D. Bonar expects to start west in a few weeks to spend the summer there.
—No one from Albion attended ths state convention at Indianapolis on the 17th inst.
—The republicans of Kosciusko county nominated their county ticket on Saturday last.
—You can buy the Burcb Plows and Repairs, at the New Hardware, Albion, Ind. ^
—The B. & 0. have -pSE^w timbers under the long trestle-wo» across Blue Grass marsh.
—Farmers will no«^ be ^ept busy Upon their farms, and but little *'Ioaf-ing" will be done.
—Miss Ella Prentiss and Miss Julia Baldwin think of visiting friends in Kansas this spring.
—Our G. A. R. boys ought to get up some kind of sn entertainment for the benefit ot the Post.
—Butler, the wife-murderer, will be tried in May unless he succeeds in making his escape before that time.
—Ed. Konkle spent a few hours in Albion on Saturday afternoon, returning to Auburn 'on Saturday night.
—Probably a number of our people will avail themselves of the low excursion rates to Ciiicago on Saturday.
—J. P. Molen will go to housekeeping in a short time in the house lately occupied by Thomas £. Adams.
—The circus season is at hand. —The doff show and «imitar nuisan-
ces ought to be abated.
—:^terday A; Pool hav».a»full<atodk of all styles of fancy rockers.
—Mr. H. Wheeler, of Kendallville, was in town on Thursday of last week.
—As a sample i»t excellent sign painting, see the sign of S. K. Konkle in the postoffice.
—For fine parlor and chaml>er suits call at Easterday & Pool's new furniture store. 17w3 —Tlie Albion cemetery ought to be enlarged and enclosed with a new and tasty fence.
—For all kinds of fancy goods and trimmings call at Mrs. Campbell's, in Stone's block. llmS
—Was Noble county unrepresented in the state convention at Indianapolis on the 17th inst?
—It is fair to presume that the backbone of the past open winter (?) is pretty well broken.
—Minnie Lang, daughter of treasurer Lang, has been on the sick list during the past weeic.
— There was snow on\th^ground on the morning of April 21, Let it
be so recorded. ^^s.
-Occasionally we send out a sain pie copy of this paper. It almost invariably insures a new subscriber.
—We are in receipt of a copy of Prof. Straub's magazine, "The Song Friend," of a recent date.
—Two freight traina ran together in the yards at Garrett last week badly damaging both of them.
—We are prepared to do your job printing on short notice and in good style. Come and see samples.
-Caucus to-morrow night. Let the voters turn out and see that good men are nominated for the positions.
—An exchange thinks it possible that too many secret societies are being organized. We think so.
—Albion furnishes the rural districts with a good many "school marms" tor the spring term of school.
—There were a numlier ot people in town on Saturday who had been looking upon the tangle-foot when it tangles.
—The night mail from Chicago brings a good many letters to the Albion" post office. It is quite a convenience to our citizens.
—The best the market affords in mattresses and springs can be found at Easterday & Pool's, and don't you forget it.
—In a good many localities in this vicinity there are occasional fields of wheat that present unfavorable prospects for a good crop.
—Rev. Graham, who formerly preached at Albion for the Methodist society, is now a resident of North Webster, Kosciusko county.
—Elsie Prickett, of the editor's family, visited for a few days last week with her schoolmate, Minnie Brackney, of Jefferson township. \ .
—"Morny" Williams has secur^ a situation in a job printing office in Chicago. He is a young man who will rise in the business of his choice.
—The district convention at Auburn on the 10th inst. adopted a resolution endorsing the candidacy of Capt. Run-yan, of Warsaw, for state treasurer.
—Tbe^ Dressel building ought to be utilized as a manufacturing ebtablish-ment. The same might be said of the Albion Lumber Co's., mill near the depot.
—"Out ^ the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh," hence the overflow of vulgarity and obscenity that has appeared in a certain quarter of late.
—Mrs. Matthews, wife of a brother of Elmer Matthews, of Albion, was buried a week ago last Sunday. They resided south of Syracuse, Kosciusko county.
—We are sorry to learn tlyit Sylvester R. Easterday, of the fitm of Easterday & Pool, is suffering with a pretty severe attack ot erysipelas in the face.
—Albion ought to be made the best grain and produce market in the county. With dealers that would turn their attention to this business it could bo made such.
—The New Era is a famOy newspaper. We are proud to Know that it finds a welcome in every house, and is banished from none on account of its low vulgarity.
The republican voters of Albion are requested to n^tj^ in caucus at the court bouse on to-morrow—Friday— evening for the purpose of nominating candidates for corporation officers.
TNE MALPRACTICE CASE.
OF WILUAM LOWER VS. DRS. CARR AND FRANKS, AFTER MORE THAN A WEEK OF TRIAL,
—Tiie \iames of those we have already heard mentioned in connection with the marshalship on the republican side, are Henry J. Oswalt, Andrew J. Parks, and John Irons.
—"Hank" Oswalt played a practical joke on one of bis fellow-jurymen while deliberating on a verdict iu the malpractice case. Under the pretext of getting the signatures of the jurymen-he got oite of the number to sign a note for |1,000.
—The dram-drinker's wife and children dress in the scantiest apparel, and of the cheapest quality. The dram-seller's wife and children dress in silks and satins. The dram-drinker and the dram-seller seem to be satisfied that this state of things should exist. Strange, isn't it?
—The attention of the reader is called to the advertisement published elsewhere of administrator's sale of real estate in the matter of the estate of Rachael Hively, decetised, of which William Line is administrator. Persons wishing to purchase should read the notice or bills printed at this office.
—The democratic congessional convention is called for May 15, at Auburn. In this county' the convention to select delegates to the several conventions of that party is called for the 28th day of May. Evidently different arrangements will have to be made or the congressional delegates will fail to connect.
—The New Era slanders nobody. It deals exclusively in legitimate news, and treats it in a manner that will not shock the modesty of the most refined. We have no ambition to fill the long-felt want of liabituantes of saloons and bawdy houses made by the suppression of the sale of the Police Qazelte and other immoral sheets.
—Of the father of our townsman, Thomas B. Felkner, the Warsaw Ind-ianian of last week said that "Uncle Billy Felkner, of Milford, was in town Friday. He is in good health, and his only complaint is that he is too fleshy for his legs to carry the weight. He is 77 years old, and is one among the very first pioneers of the county,"
—Dave Hough, ex-sheriff, was in town on Thursday of last week. We saw him and that other political wheel-horse of democracy, Owen Black, laXing their heads together, no doubt consulting as to ways and means of fixing up the political fences of that party in this county after the recent cyclone of republicanism that swept over these parts on the 7th of April.
—Of an accident that recently occurred on the B. & O. road, the Garrett Herald says:
George Nunn had his head bruised and ankle sprained last Tuesday morning. during the rain, as the freight train on which he was breaking was nearing Albion. Whilst he was running over the cars he slipped and fell from the top ot the car to the ground with the above stated results. Georcre is rapidly recovering and will soon be around again.
—The assessors of the several townships are now engaged in ascertaining the amount of taxables in their sever> al territories. We often hear men boasting of how much more valuable their property* is than that of their neighbors; but when the assessor comes around they make oath that it is not worth halt so -much as the property they disparage. Singular that an honest man should do this thing, isn't it?
—Hon Robert Lowry denies the truth of the statement that the
language attributed to him in addressing representative Miller, of Pennsylvania, in the committee rooms. For the honor of this district we are glad to know that a general denial is entered.—Albion Era.
Bah, Mr. Era, suppose he did use the language attributed to him. would he have dishonored his district? Why, the Republican press all over the country quote old Ben Wade's oaths and obscenity with pride now, and refer to them as evidence of merit and great nean.—Kendallville Neu$.
O, well, if Dr. Parker hopes to see the honorable Robert make a fine record in.profanity and obscenity" in the halls of congress, we ought not to complain. It isn't our funeral. Nevertheless we had hoped for better things from "Bob," and were really pleased when be entered a general denial of the charge.
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Verdies ff«r «he O«-flettiUkittM.
The malpractice case ot William Lower vs. Carr and Franks, which was commenced on Monday, April 7, 1684, was concluded on Thursday, April 17, in a verdict for the defendants, which seems to be in accordance with the opinions ot the public generally. This case, from the prominence of the defendants in this county as physicians and surgeons, and the array of legal talent engaged in the case, attracted more than ordinary interest, and the verdict was waited for with that interest that always centers in cases of that character. Briefly stated, the facts as we were able to glean them from such portions of the evidence as we were permitted to hear, are about as follows: On a Sunday in September, 1881, William Lower, son of Daniel Lower, of Elkhart township, went into the woods near his father's house for the purpose of gathering hickory nuts. William was then a large, fleshy man of about 40 or 42 years of age, and unmarried. In climbing a hickory tree he fell a distance of about sixteen feet, in such a manner as to cause a compound comminuted fracture of the larger bone of the leg below the knee, and also a fracture of the smaller bone. He was removed to his father's house where Dr. Franks was summoned, who after an examination, suggested that another surgeon be summoned, as the case was a very serious one. In accordance with these suggestions Dr. Carr was called, and together they removed the broken portions of the larger bone, and after dressing it in a proper manner, as such experts as Dr. Latta, of Goshen, and Dr. Myers, of Fort Wayne, testified, left it. After aljout a week, it becoming evident that a more secure bandage was necessary to keep the broken limb in place, a plaster-of-paris bandage was put on and left on for two or three weeks. At this time it becoming evident that the bones were not uniting, and the patient complaining of great pain, the bandage was removed and Dr. Teal called, who decided that amputation was necessary. This operation was performed a few days afterward, and the leg soon healed and the patient is about to-day using an artificial leg.
Nearly a year after the amputation of the leg suit was commenced against Drs. Carr and Franks for malpractice, the plaintiff placing his damages at |15,-000, we believe. The Stratton Bros., of Fort Wayne, first appeared iu the case for the plaintiff, while H. G. Zimmerman, was retained by the defense. When the case came up for trial on Monday, April 7, it was developed that the following attorneys were engaged in the case. For the plaintiff, the Stratton Bros., and Judge Morris, of Fort Wayne, J. B. Wade, of LaGrange and T. M. Eells of Albion. For the de-tense, H. G. Zimmerman, Nelson Prentiss, and Fielding Prickett, of Albi(m, and A. A. Chapin, of Fort Wayne. Those who took the leading part In the case were Stratton and Morris of the plaintiff, and Zimmerman and Chapin for the defense. We will not attempt to follow the testimony through the week or more during which the trial was in progress. On Tue^iay evening of last week the testimony was in, f nd Mr. Stratton made the opening argument for the plaintiff, putting it in its most favorable light before the jury. He was followed by A. A. Chapin in a very convincing argument for the defease, and he by H. G. Zimmerman, who made as able and logical an argument as is often made at the Noble county bar. Judge Morris closed the argument in a three hour's speech to the jury. This we unfortunately were not able to hear, but on all hands we hear it sicken of as one which fully sustained the speaker's reputation as an able advocate. At a little after 4 o'clock on Wednesday evening the case was given to the jury and it was not until 4 o'clock a. m., on Thursday morning that they agreed upon a venlict. This was sealed and the jury seperated until the calling of court at 8 o'clock on Thursday morning, when they .filed into their seats, the verdict delivered to the court and
erally, who heard the greater portion ot the testimony, think thi| verdict was in accordence with the evidence, and is regarded as a just vindication of the professional reputations of the physicians and surgeons who were made defendants to the suit.'
Plaintifl^s counsel then made a motion for a new trial upon the ground ot an erroneous instruction to the jury, ^ and this motion was taken under advisement by Judge Hoffman until the next term of the Noble circuit court. If this motion is sustained the whole case will have to be gone over ^ain.
DISCOVERED BY TKE NIGHT WATCH AND FIRED UPON.
On Friday night of last week it is reported that while our night-watch-man, Arthur Hoftman, was passing iii tront of the Walters and Shaffer block, on North Orange street, ho heard a noise in some one of the wooden buildings immediately south of that block, and hurrying fitrward and peering into each one as be passed, he finally discovered some one in the barber shop of Rocco Garramone, evidently with burglarious intentions. Flashing the dark lantern that ho carried, upon the intruder, that individual beat a hurried retreat and not halting when ordered to do so was fired upon, !)ut to no purpose, the would-t^ burglar making his escape unrecognized. An examination of the premises disclosed the fact that nothing was missiig, and now the mystery is, what object could this person have had in breaking into this room, when nothing more Valuable than a lot of razors and shaving soap could be hoped for. It was a "close shave" for the fallow any way.
HORSE AND BUQQY TAKEN.
Driven to Green Township and Abandoned.
On Saturday night of last week Crawford Hines, of Jefferson township, drove to Albion to do some trading and hitched his horse, which was attached to a single buggy, to the hitching rack about the court yard, while attending to his duties in town. When he got ready to start for home, probably between nine and ten o'clock at night, he made the discovery tnat his horse and buggy were gone, and immediately efforts were made to capture the thief and recover the stolen property. These efforts were futile, however, until some time on Sunday, when Mr. Eli Smith, of Green township, found the animal near his residence. It was yet attached to the buggy, and from its jaded condition when found it was inferred that it had been driven rapidly while in possession of the thief. There is strong suspicion attaching to certain parties and it is hoped that they nay be brought to justice.
Battle of Ghettysburir.
Qn next Saturday, Aoril 2C, the Bajlkmore & Ohio railroad company wiil run a cheap exeunien from all points on the Cbi^^c Division to Chica«ro, to enablf t^^^^ho may wish it, an opportunity^ ^tness the celebrated painting of the Battle of Gettysburg, which is now on exhibition there. This painting is 50 teet high and 400 feet long, and is said by old soldiers who were present at Gettysburg to be a real and vivid representation of that decisive battle of the war. The fare for the round trip is as follows: Avilla, $3 80; Albion, |2.60; Cromwell, $2.40. Tickets will be good until the 30th inst.
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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. lC-w3 Austin E. Tatix)r.
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