Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday, April 11, 1917
B. J. Bloom Appointed Special Judge.
Attorney B. J. Bloom has been appointed as special judge to hear the case of the remonstrators versus the petitioners for the Nix ditch. The appointment came when R. A. Kaufman and others petitioned for a change of judge to hear the case. The court named three men, F. E. Bowser, of Warsaw, F. P. Bothwell, of Ligonier, and B. J. Bloom. Each side was privileged to strike off one name. The remonstrators struck off Bowser and the petitioners struck off Bothwell.
John Shaw Dead in Roswell, N. M.
John Shaw, a former resident of Union township, this county, died at his home in Roswell, N. M., last Friday and was buried there Sunday. The word of his death came to Earl Rummell at Arcola, Mr. Rummell being a nephew. The deceased was a half-brother of Charles Shaw, former trustee of Union township, his father being William Shaw. John Shaw was engaged in the cattle business in the southwest for a number of years and owned a large ranch there. Later he entered in the banking business and was the president of a Roswell bank at the time of his death. He left no children and was about 70 years of age.
Elisha Swan, of Laud, has made application for the appointment of a guardian for his wife, Eleanore Swan.
The case of William Watkins, et al, versus T. Fred Hipekin, filed with the County Clerk Otis Plattner Saturday afternoon, came here on a change of venue from Kosciusko county is a suit to foreclose a mechanic's lien.
Mrs. Pence Recovers Sight of Injured Eye.
Mrs. H. F. Keeney returned from Pine Village Friday evening where she had been for the past three weeks assisting in the care of her daughter, Mrs. Pence, who came near losing the sight of one eye which came in contact with a hot curling iron. Mrs. Pence has about recovered from the injury and the sight of the eye is fully restored. On the way home Mrs. Keeney met Virgil Morgan at Logansport, and she says he continues to wear the same old smile he wore while a Daily Post boy. He sent word to this office that he is "on the job every day" and is getting along fine.