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Albion New Era (Newspaper) - May 8, 1884, Albion, Indiana TWO DOLLARS A YEAR. "He-w to tlx« Xjiaa.e; I-et t}a.e Clüps yaOl -WlsLer« tli-ey Zb-iay." IN ADVANCE VOL. XII. NO. 33. ALBION, NOBLE COUNTY, INDIANA, MAY 8, 1884. NEW SERIES. VOL. IX. NO. 20 MEETING OF BOARD OFTeetln. 1 Teetla. 1 GEORGE E. JOHNSON. 8ÏÏBGE0N DENTIST I Albion, Indiana. S^ial attention jrlven to both SuiwJirAi. and thkkapuktical treatment of all diseses of the mouth and associate parts. Oflice, East Main Street, 2yl THE LOST IS FOCND. o—-o-o-o-o-o -KONKLE:: -o-o-o-o--o-oTo tlxe E^xont I I am now prepared to do all kinds oiWagon, CarriageAnd Sign Painting, ETC. t^Thanks to my Iriends for i)ast favors. I hope by doing good work for fair prii-es to merit a liberal share of your i)atronage in the future. All work warranted to give satisfaction. S. K. KONKLB.BitRGAIHS. oBARBAIHS. When you wantBARGAINS Call at the PostofficeIrTctioxn. Stoiel And See Our CENT cointkrh lo Notions of All Kinds Kept Here. S. M. GREENMAN. iTEW biòioik: P Additional Local News.Livery & Feed-Stable. CARRIAGES KOB BUSINESS OR PLEASURE; SAMPLE WAGONS FOR COMMERCIAL MEN, AND GENTLE TEAMS FOR IJLDIES. TERMS REASONABLE!Barn on Jefferson St., North of Court House, }■ ALBION, IND EiTO-I-E, X»rop'r.FIRE!LICHTNING! CYCLONES!Protect Your Homes! AGAINST FIRE, LIGHTNING«^ . C^AND CYCLONES, —^ BY A POLICY OF ^—INSURANCE ^ FRANK CLAPP, who represents the following RELIA-INSURANCE COMKA.NIES: tllUST THÈ MILL PONDS GOI Over in Elkhart county, some time ago, an action was commenced in the circuit court to comj>el the lowering of the mill dam at Benton, one among the oldest improved water powers in that county, and the case has been decided against the mill owners. The dam will be lowered to three feet, which will almost entirely destroy its value as a water power. It is said it will reclaim a body of land valued at $20,000. Down at Syracuse, in Kosciusko county, proceedings were commenced under the ditching law of the state to lower the lakes there about four feet, and the case was carried to the circuit coiu^ where it was decided in favor of the ditch. This will necessitate the entire destruction of the valuable water power at the village of Syracuse, one of the very oldest in that county, as it has been in use for more than half a century. When this is accomplished the general features of the beautiful lakes there will be changed so much that old citizens will hardly be able to recognize them. In this case, also, a large lot of land will be reclaimed. Everywhere, almost, the tendency is to do away with the mill dams that were erected at an early day when land was cheap and not much of an object, and in this county the Port Mitchell mill power has been done away with and much land reclaimed. Whenever the work is more systematically done we are told, a considerable body of land that is yet almost worthless, can be brought into use. Tl^health of the country adjacent to tn^e mill ponds is greatly benefited by these changes, and will become better and better as time passes. In considering this subject, the query naturally arises; will the Rochester and Rome City mill ponds have to succumb also and meet the fate that has overtaken the others we have mentioned ? MEETING OF THE COUNTY EDUCATION. BOARD OF 8T0LCN PROPERTY RECOVERED. Something Useful and Valuable in many Ways. We to-day received from J. H. Zeil-in & Co., the proprietors of Simmons' Liver Regulator and Darby's Prophylactic Fluid, a copy of "The Peoples' Regulator,"—a pocket companion useful for everybody, man, woman and child, and we hope all our readers will get a copy as they will find it valuable in many ways. They mail it to anyone sending them their address.XORTH :iMERIC:i^Ins. Co., Philadelphia, Pa. COXTIKEXmi^Ins. Co., Xew York City.SPRINGFIELD F. & M.^ Ins. Co., Sprindfield. Mass,Ins. Co., Hartjord Conn. PHŒMXjêXIns. Co., Hartford, Conn.Ins. Co., Xew York City. ixDmm^Ins. Co., Indianapolis, Ind. CLA.PP BLOCK t FRMK CLAPP, Ai<Bi«»if, m». —A political campaign is about opening which promises to be one of the most hotly contested strifes ever engaged in between the old party organizations. At least, during the heat of. a bitter political contest of this character, animosities will unavoidably be engendered which all regret, and none more so than the editor who is expected to always be found in the fore front bearing the brunt of the battle. The animosities may be avoided if newspaper men would carefully avoid low personalties in the conduct of their journals, and confine themselves to temperate discussions of political questions and the merits of the men who are candidates before the people. We are pleased to know that for years this state of things has prevailed in this county, and we trust that the rul^ may not be reversed in the coming campaign. The New Eba will ba found defending and upholding the principles of its party on all occa sions, but we shall ever keep in mind the fact that low personalities and abuse are evidences of a lack of souiM argument, and will not engage in such a course if it can be avoid^ This is the course we have mapped out for ourself, as we do not wish to let political differences sever the friendly personal relations we have with good honest men of the opposite party, and they shall not be if a temperate discussion of questions that may arise can prevent ii No party is worthy the coiifidence of the people unless it advocates principles that can be defended and upheld by temperate discussions and without a resort to Billingsgate language and low personalities, and if there are those who expect The New Era to engage in a warfare of this character during the campaign, or at any other time, they will be disappointed. —Any person wishing their residences (not too far from public square) carefully inspected at each hour of the night, can make such arrangements, at reas(»iable rates, by calling on Arthur Hoffman, night-watichfnan. 19w2 The fifteenth annual meeting of the Noble County Board of Education convened at the office of the county superintendent. May 1, 1884. The Bo^d was called to order at 10 a. m., Supt. Denny in the chair. >n motion df W illiam Price, Chas. IL Green was elected secretary of the Board. All members of the board—eighteen in number—were in attendance. The chairman stated that the object of the meeting was to consider the general wants and needs of the schools, the selection of text books, and all matters relating to the purchase of furniture, broks, maps, charts, etc., and also to take such measures as will secure uniformity of action in the organization and management of the schools of Noble county. Moved by Dr. Williams, and seconded by James E. McDonald, that the first five books of McGufFey's Revised Readers be re-adopted for the next six yeara Motion carried unanimously. Ray's two-book series of Arithmetic were also unanimously adopted. Board then adjourned until 1 o'lock p. m. Board called to order at 1 o'clock p. m. Moved by Rev. Bowen that the Eclectic TJ. S. History be adopted; seconded by C. K. Green. Carried unanimously. Upon motion by Jas. E. McDonald, action upon the adoption of a text book on Physiology was deferred until the September meeting. The chairman stated that inasmuch as the district schools of the county had been for several years straggling along on the old haphazzard plan, without definite results or systematic action, far behind the times, he felt it was time for us to get out of the woods; that the old fogyism of the past should retire before the prc^essive and enterprising spirit that surrounds us. That, tlierefore, in order to infuse new life into the schools of the county and aid in their efficiei^t organization, he had prepared a complete Course of Study for the district schools, with graduating exercisesand the conferring of diplomas. He explained the objects to be accomplish^ and the benefits to be derived from the* new plan, and called for an expression of tiie Board regarding the diplomas. Moved by Dr. Williams that it is the expression of the Board that the trustees pay for the diplomas for the graduates of their respective townships. A spirited discussion followed. Mr. Knappe, of Washington township, stat^ his objections to the new plan in a few pointed remarks. Prof. Luke explained the advantages of the system of graduation in the district schools, in a masterly manner. Jas. E. McDonald, of the Ligonier Board, said this new plan was the-most important step ever taken in this county for the advancement of the common schools. His sentiments were heartily endorsed by several others. The chairman, in closing the discussion, stated that this new plan was no imaginary scheme of his own, but that he was working in harmony with the State Superintendent and State Board of Education; that the system of graduation in the district schools is endorsed by all the leading educators of the state; that it has been in working order in many counties of the state for years, while Noble county has been kept in the rear. He stated that the conferring of diplomas will not only throw new life into the schools of the county, but it will invigorate the teachers, retire the old fogies, and enlist the public interest The motion was carried with but two dissenting votes. After thanking the Board for their endorsement of his efforts to elevate the schools of Noble county, the chairman invited the Board to inspect the great variety of apparatus on exhibition. There being no further business the Board adjourned. W. P. Denny, C. K Gbeek, Sec'y. Ch'm. A SCHOOL HOUSE MADE THE RECEPTACLE OF STOLEN GOODS. A Good Hldtiir Place. The reader of this paper will remember that about a year ago we gave the facts in regard to the theft from the barn of Cyrus Kimmell, who lives at the old Stone's Tavern farm on the Goshen road, in Sparta township, of about 800 pounds of wool, valued at about $200 or $250, and the futile efforts made to discover the thief and the recovery of the stSlen property. The greater portion of the wool, at the time it was taken was stored in the barn in sacks ready for shipment, but a portion was lying loose in the fleece. This was placed in grain sacks by the thief or thieves, and sacks and all taken. To get to the bam from the highway the thieves were compelled to pass very near the residence of Mr. Kimmell with the team provided to haul the wool away with, but this was accomplished without awaking any of the occupants of the house, and it was not until morning that Kimmell was aware that a theft had been perpetrated. Wool buyers at Ligonier, Fort Wayne and other Joints were notified of the theft and requested to keep a sharp lookout j or the stolen wool, but to no avail, and Mr. Kimmell had about given up the hope of ever learning what disposition was made'of the stolen property. It seems, however, that Mr. Frank Bassett, of that neighborhood, has been operating as an amateur detective, and finally his search for the stolen property was rewarded by his discovering the wool in the garret or loft of the Hitler school house, where it had been placed by the thieves, without leaving the least trace behind them to lead to its discovery. A small opening had been left leading to the space between the ceiling and roof of the house, and through this opening the wool had been forced, and thus a secure hiding place secured, as only in case of fire would the garret ever be visited by any one. The probability is that the thieves had no intention of disposing of the wool at the time it was taken, but had thus securely stored it away with the object of putting it in market along with this year's crop, when' the chances for detection would be lessened, as only those interested remembered the theft There is suspicion that a man now serving term in the penitentiary, named Wil-fret, who lived at Ligonier, is the thief. He undoubtedly had accomplices, and further developments may he mada AnEMPTED JAIL DELIVERY. Makes no Drunkards. The temperance people—and we should all be temperance people— are probably right when ^ey say that a great many popular mecQcines are. Ya^ed on rum, and tend to induce drinking habits. Whosoever takes Parker's Tonic is safe from that danger. It is a whclesime in-rigorant, and restores the disordered 1 functions of the stomach and li^r without ftmning nature or pOTTert-ing it Many dergymen and tem p«ranoe workers have testified to this. It is as delicioiiB to the palate as it is effective in coring disease. There was a light vote polled on : lilonday at the election for corporation officers, and little interest taken in getting men to the polls and in the result The marshalship was the only office over which there was any contest whatever, and this resulted in a victory to the democrats. They also elected the two trustees. The republicans elected the clerk and treasurer. The following is the votes: Trustee Ist Ward.—Riddle (rep.) 93; Stone (dem.) 111. Stone's majority, 18. . Trustee 3rd Ward.—Niles (rep.) 55; Frazure (dem.) 135. Frazure's majority, 70. Treasurer.—Fitch (rep.) 120; Black (dem.) 88. Fitch's majority. 32. Clerk.—Baughman (rep.) 123; Waltman (dem.) 82. Baoghman's majority, 41. Marshal.—Busz (dem.) 110; Parks (rep.) 85; Oswalt (independent) 13. Busz' majority over Parks, 25; over all, 12. The Noble county jail contains but two inmates at this time—young Kuhns who has received attention in these columns quite frequently, of late, and the Wayne township horse-thief—who are both awaiting trial at the June term of the Noble circuit court On Monday last these prisoners were detected in the attempt to secure their liberty by sawing off the iron bars to the grat^ windows, which, had they succeeded in doing without detection, would have given them the liberty they much desire. On that day sheriff Braden and deputy Trump were both away on business, and the prisoners having secured a saw of some kind, no doubt by outside aid, commenced operat-tiona Young Kuhns kept up a teP rible racket, as has been his habi< singing, yelling and pounding, whilj his fellow-prisoner was industriously sawing their way to liberty. Luck ily Mrs. Braden discovered them work, and securing assistance, too' the saws from them and had thei locked in their cells. They evidently a lot of "tough" customi Since the above was put in type learn that sheriff Braden says th^ implement used as a saw was nothi that could effect anything, and th in reality they were not attempting to escape. YOUNG MEN'S REPUBLICAN CLUB. THE TOWN ELECTION. A Two by Three Arrangement. A Liffht Vote. BOILER EXPLOSION. Mr. Reuben Mason's Narrow Escape. From Churubusco People. Last Monday afternoon about five o'clock, the boiler at Joseph Gaff's mill, about five miles north-west of here, exploded, breaking a piece out of the boiler in the front end over the door with such force as to throw the boiler one hundred and fifty fe^ taking with it part of the smoke stack and scattering the engine room in every direction, also tearing away part of the roof of the mill. Fortunately for Mr. Mason, he was called to assist in putting on a belt in the saw mill, or he would undoubtedly have been killed. As he was on his way back to the engine room the ex-plc^on took place, scalding him on the right side and also on the left arm. DEATH OF HON. HENRY HOSTEHER. —The residence of Hiram Cooper, of the Hawpatch, was destroyed by fire during the strong gale of wind which prevailed Sunday of last week. Of the fire and the causes thereof, the Banner says that "it is supposed that a spark i^m the kitchen chimney lodged in the heavy cornice of the main building and the strong gale blowing at that time soon fanned it into a flame. When discovered the utmost exertion was made by Mr. Cooper and willing neighbors to extinguish it, but to no avail, as what was but a few moments before one of the finest residences on the Hawpatch, if not in the county, was a mass of ruins. Very little of the furniture and clothing of the family was saved, which makes the loss pretty heavy and hard to make up. Mr. Cooper places his loss at $4,000, while the insurance is only $1,200. It was only by great exertion on the part of neighbors that the bam and out-buildings were saved. Mr. Cooper will rebuild as soon as he can get at it" Notice: In another column will be found an article in which all (whether the will or no) are interested. Neglecting to read it ir^ay prove a very serious affair. We refer to the advertisement of Prickly Ash Bitters. A knowledge of its merits and the benefit you or your fimily may derive from using it will save not only health but many dollars otherwise Expended in "Doctors' bills." 17ml —The wife of sheriff Carter, of LaGrange, died one day last week, of consumptipn. L. W. WELKER, AHORNEY-AT-UW and NOTARY PUBLIC, Albion, Indiana. la^Office up stairs in Clapp's Block. The readers of The New Era in Noble county will be pained to learn of the death of Hon. Henry Hostetter, which occurred at Ligonier on Saturday night of last week. The remains were consigned to their last resting place in the cemetery on Monday. Mr. Hostetter was one of the old settlers of Noble county, and was well and favorably known to all of our old citizens, and was one of Lig-onier's prominent citizens. He was elected to the office of state senator for the counties of Noble and La-Grange in 1880, and discharged the duties of the position to the acceptance of his constituents. For several years he has been in failing health and his death was not unexpected. One by one the old pioneers are passing away, and soon all will have crossed the dark river of death to the mystic land beyond- MORE JAIL BIRDS- On Tuesday forenoon two men were confined in the Albion jail charged with robbing Wm. Com-stocl^ of Garrett, at Avilla, of a watch and gold chain, some money We are requested to announce that there wilT Ira a meeting held at the courthouse on Saturday evening, May 10—next Saturday, for the purpose of oxganizing a Young Men's Republican Club, for Albion and vicinity. Let republicans gen«*ally turn out, and every young voter is requested to be present Select Sohool. Persons desirous of sending their children to school will please call on W. E. Worden and notify him of the number of scholars they wish to send Ada Pabkmam. -1 —The Goshen Daily Neu;« of last Friday said*that "AL Haney, of Albion, and leader of the comet banc at that place, «nne over to altenc the concert lart evening." THOS. B. PELKNER, Albion, Indiana. 0£Clc* VLp mtmJ^xu laxToTin P.Blo,c]c'« xxe-w Bloclc. 22tt FIELDING PRICEETT, Attorney-at'Lawt Albion, Indiana. Office on York Street, directly West of Court House lyl D R. PICKETT. HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICLiN, Special attention given to chronic and diseases of women and children. Cilice on Main street, 3d Door East of Bank, Albion, Indiana. 27yl A, «ASTS, DENTIST Ligonier, Ind. 'Fillinq Tibth a Sfecialtt. ■yyilliam t. gbeen. üipciaii & Supp ALBION,.................INDIANA. WOie/IDEllT I^OST HO. SO&, o. A. n. Regular meetings second and fourth Saturdays in each month. D. A. SCHAFF, COM. S. K. EASTEKDAY, ADJ'T. , WM. TBUMP. Quartebmasteb. J^ORTH STAR LODGE, No. 380, i. 0. 0. F. ALBION, INDIANA. Regular mcetingi every Tuesday evening, E. L. Tkboabdem, N. O. J. Cocklet, sec'y. MILLINERY BiSTABLISHMENT. I have established a newl Millinery Store in Albion, in rooms over Denlar's Restaarant in Stone's Block and ask autocall and see my stock. Teus. Oeum.pTsell. •WILLIAMS HCOiiSE. Albion, Indiana, RICHARD WILLIAMS, Proper. This House is entirely new—is of brick, and Is eoiui^etely fumUbed tbrongbout Good Sample Booms for connnerclal men. Main Street, South or Oovbt Hovfes. ▼loTji ;