Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on September 13, 1896 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, September 13, 1896
Page 11
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HER NECK IS IN PERIL CELIA ROSE ACCUSED OF POISONING THREE PERSONS. Tlii-y Ojiponocl HIT M-.irrlii;:« to Guy JUi-ri-y, unit Tln-T Ull'il in Kivplil Snc- I-J..MIIOO—l>«t.ull.i of mi Oliio Mjr-itory— j>N the little churcli- , j-.-ird 01' (he Ploasi- f ant Valley COUKS'O- fsationril Church. , nonr Mnnnfielil, 0., there are three new-made prruves. , which contain all t!i:H earth "utihl <fi||l]|(7'l claim from David '' Rose in)(I his wife urn! bachelor son Colin Rose is in a cell in '.ho County jail at Mansfield chaired with poisoning them—all the rolativos she had in the world. She spends 'nor time sewing, embroidering and reading the Bible. ;'. "Story 01' the Bible." and the "Inlernational Sunday- Sthoo! Lesson Leaf," She talks freely of the death of hor fathor. mother sir.A lirothor. and Is well aware of the charge sisainst hf>r. She yhows no emotion whnU'vtr nnrl precis visitors v.'ilh a chevrf::! smile, and laiiRhs halt archly, half cnr.iifttishly at times when siio is questioBPrt about her relations to (iiiy Berry, (he 17-year-old neiithhor for love of whom she is said to have confessed lo a schoolgirl friend that '.ho caused the death of her parents and ljrotr.fr, Celi?. Rose tins no symptom* °f insanity, r.r.d while not considered bright or wholly balanced mentally, is far from lieine ar. imbecile. NonUiu would class Walter. Rutland He w.is beloiv the average mentally, bin was a Rood business man, Mrs. Kosc kept house, assisted Uy Ccliii. when the lattur's humor prompted, and wove Lo help keep the family from want. The family was rospcclahio anrl respected, differing little from hundreds of others in a country ot prosperous, thrifty farmers. David .Rose w,irf known as a man of unquestioned ;>m- hity, who attended strictly to his own business and was quick lo resent interference of any kind. IIn was ^i-afo- loving. but no one cared to aron.se his enmity. Ills son inherited these qualities in a heightened degree. He was fiery of temper, passionate ami vindictive, but not dangerous. The nearest neighbors of the lie-so family were George Bcrry'ts I'a'nily, consislinjr of himself, his wife, two sons, a daughter, and aged father. Three was little frie.r.dship li.Hnvun these neighbors. The Borrys are prosperous, open-hearted people, with broail acres of well-tilled land, who nevor quarrel with any one, and who never feared a quarrel with any one except the Roses. The peculiar temporamwu of the pensioner and his family was Ion? known to Mv. Berry, and, though Rose's mill is within twenty yards of Berry's front porch and a conversation can be carried on without difiiciilty between the two homes, there had been no intercourse between the two families In five or six years—:io known intercourse. Walter Hose did not speak to Gcorse Kerry when they passed on (he road, and a barely civil snliitalinn sufficed to preserve the form of social amenities when members of the two families met in public—with one (Vtal exception. Cclia Koric from her childhood has beer, a inr/.'/.le to the simple, shrowd. nracllcal country folk of this r.eishbor- On the morning of Juno 21 Cella helped her mother prepare breakfast, makins a dish of cottage c'hcsse. David and \Valter Jtosc both a.te heartily ot this dish. Mrs. Hose more sparingly. Cclia did not isiste it lit fill. After breakfast she placed all that was left in a. plate and set it in a, cuiiboard, and l::ter in the day tnrow it out into the v:;rd. Shortly after brakl'ast David Rose bc.r.-amc .sick and began to vomit. Walter slariud for n physician at Xewvillo and f.vll in the road, He was picked IIP by a neighbor and carried home and .sovoral dcctor.i were summoned. All agreed that the symptoms were tlioso cf iirMiiieal poisoning. Mrs. Rose also Sot sick before nightfall, but she suf- fer.M less than her husband or her son, David Rose was the first to die, sue- uiimbiiis all or six days of intolerable agony, Walter followed at the end of five days more. Mrs. Rose was jvppa- ;onily on the road to recovery, when she suddenly grow worse and died within two weeks of her husband's demise. Suspicion fell from the first oh Celia, from the fact that she had not sickened too. Mrs. Rose was unaware of the death of the oilier sufferers until two clays afierwa.nl, as the doctors wore unwilling to allow her to bo told -while in a critical condition. She, too, sus- peftcd Colia. or. at any rale, knew the i:;irl was under suspicion. Prosecutor Douglass took the matter up with the determination of finding out whether Celia was guilty before he ijcgnn criminal proceedings ng'alnst her. ~Hc lias a. fai-m called Green Gables, not far from John Ohier's house, a: which he and his wife wont and sent for Miss Theresa Davis of Newville, I he only person Ui.u Imd ever been an intimate oii Cclia's. Prosecutor Doilg- bss asked Miss Davis, in the interest NEW ENGLAND COAST'S SEA SERPENT. Acnin :;r.s the elusive sen serpent allowed i'lSt'lf 10 bo seen. This time Professor B. H. Mtilir of Boston. Mass., who is !.'.im;iioring at S\vampscou. reports '.'f.f.i he and his son camp across the mcr,?:er while out fora sail. U was .1 huge v-rentiire, fully thirty feet in If-r.gth. had fins on its back every throe or fn-.i:- :'c-t?t, a. head like that of a seal, mid i; inn UP a sound like the hissing ot siram from the exhaust pipe of a boiler. Proi'rssor Mohr did not intend to fil any one about his adventure with the serpent, but it leaked out, and now hn thinks it would have been better hnd nothing been said about it fit all. "Sinr.c ;hen," he says, "1 have been made the object of ridicule and scoffing. Still :.h<?rc are a great ninny person:! of brain? and intelligence enough not to imagine they know it all, and these are r.ot. afraid to boiicvc that thorn is a strRTifK- creature seen at rare intcr- val:-- in the ocean rflmply because they havo r.o; seen it themselves.". The intense :-u;u Sunday night made sloop Impossible at the sea shore and Pro- fes-sn;- .irolir says: "I was awake fit elny- hrrak. The morning was an exceptionally fine one. and my ton and myself decided to take a sail for an hour or so in our yacht, and set- the sunrise. The f .<•••.-a n looked like glass in its her as a degenerate. She does not appear to know the difference between right nr.ri wrong. Her moral sense, if slip has any at all. is defective-. Yet this woman attained the age of 24 years without doing a criminal act so far a<? i>- known. David Rose was a pensioner nearly CELT A ROSE. 70 years old. He lived in the neighborhood known as Pleasant Valley during the last seventeen years. Ho had a snug property when he first came to the vicinity of Mansfield from the central p.irt of the state. He bought a home of nine acres and built a pretty cottage and a substantial flour and grist rcill. The family prospered until half ri dozen years ago, when «o many mill races began to choke up with •weeds and mud owing to the destructive competition oE-the now English syndicate roller process mills. Since then the mill has been used only to chop feed and make cracked wheat and • hominy for the neighbors. Rose •\vorKed during harvest time and at other busy seasons for various farmers, and cultivated his few acres of garden and corn land. Walter, a son, 31 years old, was unmarried 'and! he lived at home. He made a thrifty living as a huckster. smoothness, and just enough air was s:irriiiK to move us along at a fair rate of speed. \Vc sailed along toward Kast Point. Kalinnt, then came about and passed Kgg Rock about a quarter of it mile, when suddenly we heard a sound like that of escaping steam from tlni i::;h;;ust on a boiler, and another sound like- the.- side wheels oil a harbor slenm- (jr. We looked Cor a boat near us, but saw none. 1 observed at the same time a splash in the water just a feiv fee: back OL us, and called my soil's attention to it. saying lie would have a chaneo to sec a porpoise play. Then up came a head resembling that of a seal, except that it was somewhat large;- and had a horn about n foot in length projecting out of its forehead. The eyes were large and bright, and it seamed tn gaze at us as if in curiosity. Then ihe head disappeared. We had not gone 1'iir when the head appeared again, and liiiti time- it was followed by .in immense loop, followed by another and iniothpr, and a fourth, which did not come wholly out of tiie water, as did Ihe olhers. a:ul we then discovered that the steam-like sound which first attracted our attention came- from this creature. Each loop was crowned with n thick fleshy fin, and the thing moved not by jumps and starts, but with a hood. She would never work except when she was so inclined, no malt-ir how busy or tired her mother might be. To children of her own age she displayed an unsocial disposition, building her doll-houses in the woods on the bank of a Tcnnysonian brook. There she would stay for hours at a time, and no one cared to disturb her. Dances rarely profane the religious atmosphere of Pleasant Valley, but co- cial reunions of the yotiiig people am not infrequently held. Celia attended few of these "parUr-s" during the last two years, but she never became popular with the young men. She was; a perfect specimen of that very common plant, the wallflower. This fact caiised her no annoyance and' even hostesses ceased to care whether she received attention or not. CcI a c:assd to accept invitations and was in a fair way to become completely dead to all the, world except hur immediate neighbors and the members of the Sunday-school class she attended, when, some six months ago it began to be noised about she was in love with Guy Berry, her neighbor, whose downy face had just begun to be seen In social gatherinss. Guy himself seems finally lo have grown tired of the attentions of the girl, and he tried to avoid her. At least he told his father this, and added that he had borne it as long as he could i and that he intended to leave home i unless something was done to put a ! stop to Cclia's visits. The story would probably have- had another termination in Kentucky. Berry was afraid cf complications, but realized that matters would not be helped by delay. Ho went to David Rose and told him all he knew. Rose's feelings and family pride we dceply wounded, but he parted peaceably from Berry, simply promising to speak to his daughter and have lior cease "annoying" Guy. The old man, who, though stern by nature, had'nev- er undertaken to discipline Celia, vp- braidcd her unmercifully for bringing .reproach on the family name. She promised to quit going with Guy If her father would not tell Mrs, Rose. measured vhcol-lilic motion, which produced the sound like the side wheels of a steamboat, -while from the mouth ciirno the -other sound. The creature was so powerful and so rapid in its if.ovemi-iits that we concluded we had bettor get out of its way as quickly as possible, My son took the oars and I hauled the sails- close and took the tiller and headed for the S'.vampscoti wr-irs. the- nearest point. The creature circl'-d our boat and disappeared. Quite relieved, wo continued our course and had gone about a mile and a. half when we again heard the steaming sound, and to our surprise saw the thing in ad- vnace of us -ploughing along through the- water, I headed the boat to port to avoid running into it just in time to avoid it, and so near were we to it that we could almost touch it with an oar. It circled us again, and then spread Itself out about thirty feet on Hie: surface of the water across our btnvs. This time there was no mistaking what it was. There it lay, long, glossy and Uinsk. its skin looking like that of a porpoise, with fins along its hack' about three or four feet apart. It remained in that position two or three minutes, and then, it plunged under •water ar.d appeared again far away from us. making its way out, to sea." I most cordially invite the public, and especially the ladies, to call at my place of business and inspect the largest and best line of Kitchen Utensils ever shown in the city. Granite ware is a thing of the past compared with STRANSKY STEEL WARE, and the prices are far below that of Granite. A Guarantee of Five Years Given on Each Piece. H. J. CKISMOND, 312 Market Street. Going For A Lake Trip? You'll fully enjoy all you mkuonou: uio oflls delicate It you f AKE MICHIGAN AND LAKE SUPERIOR TRANSPORTATION CD'S ELEGANT STEAMSHIP Soilings between Chicago «nil Kacklnae Island luur times every week. • lThl rv"°«-iSs? s 'mS-N p S'™-;' ChirtStolJH«rh»r Sprlas*. P«o*kW. •luckinac Islund, tie. \Vrlle fnv cm- r?:Kl.lDlc rciidint; niMtici 1 . (roc, or nsk your m. i iir<'St; ugcnv. G.'P. A."' LAKli itIIGII. ANU LAKS of justice, to ingratiate herself, with Celia and worm the truth from her. This, according to the prosecutor and Miss Davis, was accomplished. Miw> IJavis went to see the orphaned K'.rl, at Mrs. Ohier's and expressed sympathy for her. Celia's complete lack of emotion or pretense of sorrow gave Bash»ndN.W»te,-St., Chicago A SHORT JOURNEY Some think it's foolish; some think it's wise; Hut the smallest oi men do advertise. A Solemn Fact! It is strange, but an indisputable fact* '' that some business men will sit around and complain about hard times when, if they would follow the example of successful competitors who regularly advertise, they could bring on an era of prosperity. The most successful men have demonstrated that liberal advertising does pay. Come and see us if you wish to make your business A Grand Succe$sl WALTER ROSE. | :»HKE Davis an excuse to begin her work. She frankly told Celia of the suspicions that were current -in tha neighborhood and begged her -te> un- bosom herself. "I am your friend and you might as well tell me," she pleaded. "I believe you are my friend," waa the answer, "but something tells me tbat I ought to beware." "0, 1 have known others that did euch'things because people treated them mean ami I never told anybody," i On the nislil of July 30. as Miss Da- 1 vis relates, Celia made a-partial con! fession. implicating Guy Berry, saying j he told her to put the poison in the ! achraierkacse in order that they might ' get married. 1C you can't play on the piano, don't lie modest about saying so; boas* atiout it. • • ' TO CALIFORNIA IN FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co. -SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunset Route— New Orleaiu to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Was discontinued April ICth. The taperlor accommodations Ki^en ttb tr*«t number of patrons of tlic abore train during the pasc tourist season, warrants the announcement ot plans let nest season of flncr service with tqulpment superior to any tiling yet known In transcontinental traffic. Look tor early rc-Inaucniration of "BUNSET LIMITED" this fall. For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific Co. "Sunnet Honte" in connection with the "Queen »nd Crescent Route" are running the only line of through tourist Pullman Sleepers leaving Cincinnati even? Thursday evening for Los Angeles and BID Francisco. Thesa excursions are specially contacted, and the object Is to, enable those W bu go not care to buy the first-clasi round trip or one way tickets, to enjoy »' comfortable ride with Bleeping car privileges and no change ot cars at the »try low second-class rate. For further Information, address w. H. CONNOR, Commercial Agt. 8. P. go., Cincinnati, O. W. G, NEIMYEH, G. W. Agt. S. P. 9«., Chicago, HI. B. F. 'MORSE, G. P. * T. 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