Wanted—Situation as a carpenter; references furnished. Leon J. Furman, R.F.D. No. 1, Clayton. 2-27-6. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 3, 1905)
Reiner Bros. of Warsaw, Ind., who purchased the Queen tile mill about one year ago, has sold the same to Rorick & Sweeney of Gar Creek. We hope the new managers meet with success. (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, September 17, 1905)
The request of Orange S. Pomeroy of Oregon for an extension of time in which to make settlement for his entry in the Twin Falls tract, under the Carey act, was granted by the board. (Idaho Statesman, September 29, 1905)
T.R. Kelly, has opened a wall paper and paint room in connection with his drug store, which contains a large and excellent stock of paper in the newest designs, and paint of every shade and color, and the best in the market. (Springville Independent, April 23, 1903)
SPRAYING CASE.—The case against Enos Walling, who was charged by the deputy horticultural inspector with failing to spray his trees, was yesterday dismissed in the probate court, as Mr. Walling is now spraying his trees and that is all the authorities desire. (Idaho Statesman, May 9, 1903)
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Given Possession of His Cottage Until Next April.
The ejectment proceedings brought before Circuit Court Commissioner Hurst yesterday by Dr. R. Adlington Newman against Melvin McCloe was a stiffly-fought case. McCloe was coachman and afterwards chief equerry of the late Daniel Scotten’s stables. When the millionaire died McCloe continued renting the cottage he had so long occupied when a servant of the family, but there was a dispute as to whether the lease was by the year or by the month.
While Newman was out of town recently McCloe paid his agent rent enough to keep him in possession of the house until next April. But when the administrator of the administrator of the estate returned home some time later he objected to the arrangement and returned the tenant his money with orders to vacate. This is the matter as it stood when it was carried into court.
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Dr. J.R. Armstrong of Irvington, this county, was adjudged insane by the commissioners yesterday and sent to the asylum today. He is one of the old residents of the county. (Des Moines Register, May 3, 1896)
Dr. J.R. Armstrong, of Irvington, this county, was adjudged insane by the commissioners and sent to asylum today. He is one of the old residents of the county. (Des Moines Register, May 3, 1896)
Dr. J.R. Armstrong, one of the pioneers of Kossuth county, has been pronounced insane as the result of protracted sickness. (Waterloo Courier, May 5, 1896)
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John [sic] T. Rorick, the late democratic postmaster of Bad Axe, was responsible for a registered letter which disappeared about the day that his republican successor took charge of affairs. A government official accused Rorick with having the letter and the democratic ex-official finally produced the missing missive. (Muskegon Chronicle, May 9, 1890)
T.A.E. and J.C. Weadock have commenced suit on behalf of J.T. Rorick, formerly postmaster at Bad Axe against the Detroit Tribune for $5,000 damages for alleged libel. During Mr. Rorick’s term of office a registered letter was lost and in referring to the matter the Detroit Tribune intimated that the postmaster knew where it was. (Bay City Evening Press, May 26, 1890)
HUDSON, October 3.—The Democrats of the third Lenawee County Representative District, assembled in convention at Clayton to-day, nominated C. Rorick, of Seneca, for the State Legislature. (Detroit Free Press, October 4, 1882)
Rev. Dr. Joseph Ford Sutton has been called to the Murray Hill (Presbyterian) church, New York city, to succeed Dr. Burchard, and installed. (Washington Evening Star, January 2, 1886)
Wat Rorick is now assisting Postmaster Beeson in his book store. Wat is a steady, reliable clerk and is the kind of man that always finds some position open for him. (Caldwell Advance, November 3, 1887)
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Newton, N.Y. [sic], Feb. 3 — The case of Robert Westbrook, charged with the murder of Dennis J. Morris, was given to the jury at 4 o’clock today. Mr. Kallisch summed up for the defendant in an argument of three hours to his client’s innocence, and Capt. Van Blarcom, in a speech of two hours, insisted on a verdict of murder in the first degree. Judge Magie reviewed the evidence at great length, the charge being thought unfavorable to the prisoner. Several exceptions were taken by the defense. After five hours the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty. Westbrook rose, threw up his hat, and, with a shout “I am free,” fell weeping on the neck of his sobbing wife. (New York Times, February 4, 1888)
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In the Hailey land office the case of Clark Stanton vs. Enos C. Walling, contesting Walling’s homestead entry, south of Bellevue, has been decided in favor of Walling. (Wood River Times, May 16, 1884)
Nelson Walling has opened a private boarding house on Main street, above Croy, and contemplates drawing his hack off the Ketcham line, so that he may devote his attention to the boarding-house business. (Wood River Times, August 27, 1884)
Nelson Walling has drawn off one of his hacks from the Ketcham route. (Wood River Times, September 16, 1884)
The city must pay court costs and $850 attorney fees in a suit growing out of the condemnation proceedings for the opening of Broadway, Pico to Washington. This was the decision of the district court of appeal in the case of the city against George T. Cline, William Rorick and Betty C. Rorick and others several years ago. The defendants’ lands were condemned for use by the city in the improvement. The value of the lands was fixed in the trial court at $23,000. The city didn’t pay it. Superior Judge Jackson gave decision to defendants, including costs and attorney fees. The city lost its appeal.
Source: Los Angeles Herald, March 29, 1919.
SALEM, July 9.—(UP)—The city of The Dalles cannot exceed its debt limitations provided by state statute by guaranteeing interest on a proposed $650,000 toll bridge bond issue, the supreme court ruled late Friday.
The opinion reversed the decree of Judge Fred Wilson of the Wasco county court denying an injunction against the bonds to J.T. Rorick, a taxpayer. Judge Wilson’s ruling pointed out that a contingent liability did not become a debt until it was actually due. Justice Rand wrote the dissenting opinion.
Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times, July 9, 1932.