Delphi Semi Weekly Times in Delphi, Indiana
13 Nov 1897

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13 Nov 1897

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Delphi Semi Weekly Times (Newspaper) - November 13, 1897, Delphi, Indiana Tax forty ninth year. The state printing what it will Cost for the next two years Delphi Indiana saturday november 13, 1897. The state printing Board believes the contract recently let to William b. Burford of Indianapolis is the Best the state has made in Many years. He is to get $m0,sw2 64. Two years ago the arbitrary bid of or. Burford was 113,813-70, and the bid on the basis of the amount used within the preceding two year it $78,-685.11, but it is explained that the printing of the state institutions was not included in that hid As it is in the bid this Jear. The report of the Secretary of the 1 state printing Board shows that the j actual Cost of the state printing and stationery for the years 1895 and 189ft was $126,315 37. The new contract goes into effect at once. Lvey Bros. Amp co., also of Indianapolis will receive $12,309.19 for printing r the court reports. The death a a a Ord. Tripp near Russia Villa walking along on the Public Highway. Or. Tripp accosted him with Quot hello i thought you were in jail at a no in a not a said Jerry a and there is no jail Strong enough to hold it a said that besides the last note for $75 which he had forged his fathers name to recover illegal fees suit filed at Noblesville against or. Tucker a suit was filled tuesday in the circuit court at Noblesville against to Jerry had done work a Penor. A to it fuck a a an<1 huh l on ,9m a before. It is said his father has paid quite a number of notes for Jerry in order to keep him out of the Penitentiary but this time refuses to help him. The fact that he so easily escaped from Constable Black has caused a great Deal of comment though no one presumes to say the officer was guilty of More than Gross for Wor Theo. Brough has leased 2000 acres of land mrs. Sarah Mccouch one of the old i est of Madison township citizens died i at the Home of Hermoa in Law Eli Moore in Ockey on tuesday at 2 of clock in the morning aged 89 years. The deceased was a widow and left but Oue child mrs. Jane Moore her son the late James St. John and a daughter the late mrs. John k. Fry having proceeded her in death several funeral of the deceased was held at ten o clock thursday from or Moore a Home conducted by Rev. Lee Tinsley followed by interment in the Zion cemetery. Riffey the six month old child of George Riffey and we died tuesday morning at 9 of clock and the funeral was held wednesday followed by interment in the i. O. O. F. Cemetery. olin8ic j. C Mcglin sic an aged citizen father of mrs. James Clark died on tuesday morning after a Long illness. J �?0�?---------- special meeting of the . The Board of commissioners have held a special session this week at which much business was done. Beside the matters elsewhere mentioned the record shows the insurance of the court House for $5,000 and on the furniture and fixtures for $5,000 was Given William Bradshaw agent for $180. The contract for repairing the Bridge at parsers Over Middle Fork in Democrat township was reported a completed by the contractor James m. Pierce. The Board entered into a contract with Barnett amp Mohr for the erection of an insane building at the poor farm the building will be 30x42 with thirteen rooms. It will be heated by a Furnace. This is following out the recent recommendation of the Erand jury. The work will Cost $2,500.___________ Slung coffin Nally at i Duville. The Ida Lle observer says a prof. Sherrick of the High schools is making a pretty thorough search for the fellow who is Selling some of the pupils cigarette. It is no uncommon flight to tee a half dozen lads whose Ages Range from 10 to 15 years walking along the streets led on by the riot Anua of coffin Nail cigarette and or. Sherrick is determined that it shall cease. His efforts Are laudable and every Good citizen should unite in enforcing the Law. Jerry Herren still at Large. A fall efforts of the officers to locate Jerry Herrell the Young Man who gave Constable Black the slip at Burlington a few nights ago while the officer slept have proved of n o a Vail and Jerry at the last accounts was still enjoying his Liberty a says 4he Frankfort cresent. A on monday he was seen by a or. Theo. Brough a former Delphi resident has been working Here for several Days securing leases on land for the purpose of drilling for Gas or Oil. A How did you happen to select this Field a was asked of or. Brough by the times. A Well i had some knowledge of Gas and Oil As found in the Western Fields. On my return from Salt Lake City to my old Home i entered upon an investigation of the Peru Fields and became convinced that Oil in paying quantities could be found Here. Taking a Sample of Oil Pio Lucid from one of the Delphi Wells to Perni enlisted sufficient capital his to recover $4000 of illegal fees charged and collected by him while auditor of Hamilton county from 1893 to 1897. The complaint All ies that he extorted sums from the Board of commissioners and had them allowed by the Board under the pretence that it was the salary due him under the fee and salary Law of 1879 the payment was based on the theory that the Law of 1891 was unconstitutional Aud with the understanding that Tucker would refund to the county the overpaid fee a if the Law of 1891 should be held valid in the courts. The amount of overpaid fees is $3,223 79 which with accused interest and penalty will amount to about $4,000. Or. Tucker will fight the Case and claims that he was paid his salary on the order of the commissioners upon the advice of the county attorney. At the time the excessive fees were paid or. Tacker he was president of the county officers association of the state which made such a desperate Effort to induce the legislature of 1895 to declare the fee Aud salary Law unconstitutional. Or. Tucker is Well known to the republicans of this county he was a candidate for Congress from this District against Cha lbs Landis and Wright for the reception of Hii Bride. Mrs. Cartwright has made Many friends in Delphi through visits to her Cousin mrs. A. Ryan and her a it cd autence i will All be charged to know that so lovable a Little lad v has attached herself to Delphi through a Union with one of our popular Young men. The Groom is too Well known in Carroll county to need introduction. He is now holding the responsible position of Deputy county treasurer to the satisfaction of All. May Joy peace and Prosperity always attend Stoddard devoted to Carroll county 44.dr. Mendenhall to thoroughly Prospect this a How Many acres have you leased a a we have under lease now about 2100 acres of land in the most promising portion of this locality Aud we have forwarded the leases to the Peru parties who Are expected Here in a few Days to select a location for the first Well. leasing so Large a tract of Laud was not to secure a monopoly but that there might be a Chance to thoroughly pros it act this a when will work begin or. Brough a a drilling would have commenced Ere this had it not been for the delay in securing leases. If Oil in paying quantities should be found it will greatly Benefit the people of Delphi As Well As the land owners a i does not Cost the citizens of Delphi one cent yet much opposition to this Enterprise has been shown. I reasonably expect an Oil Field to be developed Here equal to that of Peru where there Are now eighty two producing attempted Kochery near Cutler. Determination to try it again 100.000 l. A. W. Member. The Pitzer family living near Cutler were subject to a visit from Ama Tuer burglars. The two boys Fred and Jesse Drew $1000 from the Flora Bank and took it Home. A few nights later mrs. Pitzer the Mother was awakened and found the it t Ier members of the family under tie flu enc of chloroform. The i it pets were torn up Bureau drawer sacked Aud a grand search had been made by the intruders for the Money. They were not successful and there is no Clew to their identity. A a ii a b. Rodkey dead. Joseph b. Rodkey of Flora who was stricken with paralysis in North Dakota last Spring and was brought Home died of tuesday. He was born in Miami county 0-, oct. 21, 1841. He located in Flora in 1886 and has lived there Ever since. A wife and two daughters survive. The funeral was held wednesday at one of clock. Rev. Scoville officiating. The wheat Fields Are presenting a nicer appearance than they did some time ago. The same a the Case with the a Bare Fields. Indianapolis is to secure the next annual meet of the league of Ameri an wheelman the greatest bicycle organization in the world. Marv Wright the wheel has been growing in prominence in the last ten years and now cuts h great figure in business and politics. The l. A. W. Is a social organization composed of the bicycle riders of the United states who Are banded together for Mutual Benefit and Protection and the league now numbers Over 100,000 members. Hev. Oreno Lile be Algne. Camden expositor at a meeting of the Council of the lutheran Church last monday Rev b. F. Grenoble offered his resignation As pastor at this place which was accepted by the Council. Or Grenoble has Laboured Here about five years Aud the announcement comes rather suddenly and unexpected. It May be a Long time before a minister can be had who will fill the place so Well. We understand that he has a Call from some place in Michigan. Pointer Tor lovers. It is said that a unusual number of meteors or a a falling stars can be seen nightly now. It is believed that these displays come with exceptional numbers Aud brilliancy once in 33 years Aud their periodical occur auces is said to be about due again. The Best views can be obtained shortly before Day Light. Farmer Natl tote. The Stoddard trial at Valparaiso is now on in Earnest. The Messinger of thursday night m its report of the trial says a both sides gave their opening addresses last evening. Prosecutor heard followed out the line of his Case in detail step by step and outlined the theory of the state at every Point. He promised new evidence and witnesses who did not appear before and expected to present a much stronger Case. A judge ague spoke for the defense and his Strong handling of the Case in preliminary did not materially differ from his previous Conception of the matter. He expected to show that the defendants could not possibly have been and were not guilty of the charges against them Aud he proposed to make the Point so Clear that a conviction could not be seriously thought of. A this morning the state called in order mrs. Crowell Mother of the dead girl Henry Crowell her Uncle Thomas Carau her brother in Law her intimate Frimd or. Galloway who had known her for fifteen years and attended the autopsy. These witnesses gave practically no new evidence but provided the necessary base for the coming Battle in the was of and foundation evidence. A much interest was Manifest in the evidence of doctor used and Gal Breth. Of Carroll county. The latter is the Coroner of that county and assisted or. Reed in the postmortem examination of the body a of Grace Crowell when it was exhumed from the grave in Hickory Grove cemetery near her old Home. Their evidence tallied and supported the states theory that the girls death was due to blood poisoning from abortion which in their opinion was due to outside and probably unnatural tampering with the natural Cou Ditont. The examination of Thesa witnesses was productive of consider Able Contention Between the counsel for the opposing sides of the Case which ended in rulings generally favouring the state. The Cross examinations by both Crumpacker Aud ague were rigid Aud detailed in the casts of both physicians a front the Well at Kalamazoo mich., charged with bigamy. Or Augustus l. Mendenhall who it is claimed is the Comptonn ter wholesaler and retailer of India remedies of More or less curative properties and who has at various times prescribed for various Delphi people has been arrested at Kalamazoo mich., on a Warre issued at Jackson Mich charging him with the crime of bigamy. His description had been mailed to the police of All cities in Michigan. Indiana in i i Lino is and a Sharp Lookout was being kept for him. Instead the doctor was in the neighbourhood of the alleged crime and. It would seem had made no strenuous efforts to flee the county. His friends claim that a serious mistake has been made and that he will be Able at the proper time to prove himself innocent of ant wrongdoing. Delphi won the Delphi High school foot Ball team Defeated Tea Battle ground eleven by a score of 16 to 0. The Home boys had the Best of it from the Start and played in magnificent form. New Bridge. A contract was let for a Bridge Over Deer Creek at Wilson a Ford to Smith amp Pierce and Over bachelors Creek at Knettles to j. C. O Connor. The changes in the Wabash time card spoken of in the times to become effective next sunday will it is new Learned mean one new train a Day each Way. Eastbound this train will pass Here about 7 00 a. and 7 10 p. The Atlantic limited 4 18 p. M., the 9 13 fast mail Aud the 3 02 a. In. New Yolk and Boston limited will be but slightly changed the new westbound train will pass Here at 7 35 a. And the St. Louis limited 10 57 p. Ni., will go at 12 10 p. The other trains at 10 52 a. M., 3 16 p m. And 8 45 p. Slightly changed. Will be Only the Carroll county Farmers Institute will meet at Flora on Friday and saturday december 17 and 18. A. Hobbs of Bridgeport president of the state horticultural society and d. B. Johnson of Morgan county Are the assigned speakers the marriage of mias Blanch Gilleland to George Odell Cartwright occurred at 7 of clock a. Wednesday at the Home of the brides sister in new Albany. The Young people arrived in the City at 4 18 that evening and repaired to a snug Home in South Delphi prepared by or. Cart Riley Coble the Adams township Farmer who lost one child by diphtheria and had two others seriously sick with the disease furnished a ome of the water for. their drinking Well to or. Barrer of the county Board of health who at once sent it to the state Board for analysis. Or. Sheerer has Rece Ved word that the analysis developed a distressing condition Aud and the recommendation that the Well be at once filled up. O. Wagoner Aud v. A. Shanks secured the contract of grading the Pike from Flora to Darwin and commenced work last week. In some places the Road is in a bad condition and it will take some time it to Complete the Job but with the work in charge of these two men the people Are sure it will be done right. Lafayette a leading citizens were Here in Force wednesday. The following gentlemen were in the party w. V. Stoy c. B. Stuart e. P. Hammond j. J Perrin Adams Earl s. O Taylor John w Warner Thomas Cory r. P. Davidson w. H. Levering George p. Haywood t. G. Rainey a. G Guion and Charles a. Burnett. They were Cou Usei and witnesses in the Wabash is Lafayette Case the old accommodation trains on the Wabash Road taken off three years ago will be restored next sunday when a general change of time takes place on that Liue. These trains formerly ran Between fort Wayne and Lafayette but under the new arrange meet fort Wayne and Springfield ills., will be their terminals. The running time of other passenger trains will be shortened cards have been received announcing the marriage of miss Kathryn Neff of Cincinnati to Reed Case schemerhorn at the Home of the Bride of wednesday. The Groom is a former Delphi boy who has Many Many friends Here who will j it in the times in congratulations. H. H. Piatt the hustling Rockfield Mill Man has a contract of sawing out ten car loads of Wagon tongues Fellows etc., for Deer amp co of Moline ills., also five carloads of Wagon material for Studebaker Bros of South Bend. He is run aug a full set of hands at present. The crowd of Burlington boys arrested for alleged hollowed in depredations were arraigned before a Justice of the peace and acquitted

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