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PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUXTY, INDIANA. FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 1897.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Jacob Glass, of Akron, Ohio, is in
Marshall county on a visit with immer
nus friends and relatives, .lake lived
here duiirg his younger days and hav
ing got! en his feet wet once m Twin
Lakes cou'd not forget the home of his
youth. He has come to gaze once morn
oa the familai places.
As holidays approaches the people
setin to grow better. I' is the time
when the grip of a friend seems
stronger and warmer. Once a year the
people of thiscountiy realize the fact
that they are only human being?, and
that the time is not far distant when
six feet of earth will make them all of
Merchants are fearful that the holi
day trade will not come up to the stan
dard on accouDt of the bad weather.
Their stores ate stalked with the best
line of holiday goods ever brought to
this city and the prices liav been put
way down. Kvery one is praying for
cold weather and thereby make our
coming Christmas one long to be re
Truth enters the mind through sever
al doors, the eyes, the ears, the mouth,
the sen&e of touch. The truth of our
claims concerning the goodness of Fox's
XXXX square wafer butter crackers
will reach your mtnd through your
mouth. Take a bite and give the facis
a chance to convince you.
"1 will consiJer it as my greatest
military glory," says General Weyler,
'to take command of an expedition
against the United states." What the
general really meant to say, perhaps,
was "my briefest military glory." This
would prove to be a case is which the
pen would not be mighter than the
A highly interesting session of the
Eastern star was held last night in
Masonic hall. Seven candidates were
initiated live ladies and two gentlemen.
Thi order has made wonderful pro
gress in the past IS months. Next
Tuesday night the election of oflicrrs
will take place and every member is re
quested to be present.
Charles Galoway wa lined SIC DO to
day In Justice Heeves court for assault
ing Joe Harker. Galoway went back to
jail to serve it out. JJeldon has not
been brought to trial for his part in the
fracus which took place in Spetss
bofer's saloon yesterday, but it will
only be a short time until this matter
will be straightened ont in a court of
Messers C. S. Cleveland and A. M.
Cleveland have just returned from an
extended trip in the interests of the
basket factory of this city. They estab
lished an agency in Cincinnati, Cleve
land and other points. A big shipment
wa made tuday by this linn to San
Francisco. Cal., by way of New York
and from there by steamer. The shiu
ment consists of .'iÜU duzen baskets.
This is the tirst shipment this company
ever sent to the pacific slope.
The stolen horte fcpeken of in yester
days paper that was left standing in
front of Mm. ilollingshead's residence,
was returned to the owner that morn
ing. He came from Kewanna and was
more than glad to get possession of his
Calvin IJaird, of Ohio, in company
with Mr. Sherwood visited tht Novelty
Works yesterday. Mr. IJaird was very
much surprised at the magnitude of
this Plymouth Institution and express
td himself as greatly pleased with the
courtesies shown him by its managers.
Milton Strohecker returned from
Devils Lake North Dakota last week
and will remain all winter. He has
taken charge of a large farm in thai
state and likes the new country and
thinks that he will invest in real estate
there in the near future. He reports the
reetof the Marshall county people doing
lidly Taylor of Peru is in the city to
day. He says that business is not quite
so lively down there as it was some
timyago. He says that the papers of
that city are on the lookout and that
the editor of one of Ihn papers is just
now under a very hot Ihe. As the
dailies of that city are published by
young men and none of them claim
to be infaiable it matters not what is'
charged bgaiust them.
Mr. Jioiworth has one of the finest
awnings in the city. The decorating
part of ihe work was done by Mr. Steele
and Mr. Steinebach. It 6hows that
those two gentlemen are adepts Ht this
work. The awning is composed princi
pally of evergreens very tastefully ar
ranged. This is one of the awmni's
that will stand the liosts of winter and
come out nice in the spring. Messrs
Steele and Steinebach are bard to excel
ia th line of decorations.
From Thursday's Dally.
Gunthers Kon Hod's at the Phoenix.
Holland cabbage at Yinall's. tit
j Go to Turners for the best fresh
For Kent A tlat ri ihe Brink build
ing. Inquire of J. K. Kundy.
j Watch for the Koss House Christmas
j Day Kill of Farr. tf
I JamesMilierwenttoTir.su today on
See those elegar.t Hubbard squash at
The Foresters have a special meeting
tonight in Castle hall.
A nice lot of do'Is for Christmas pres
ents at the People's Drug store.
We print an interesting Washington
letter on ihe fourth page today.
Gfo. Stevens, of Argos, was in the
city today on business.
There is talk of another livery barn
being started in Plymouth soon.
John Shoemaker is slowly improving
from his long siege of sickness.
Dallas Hoover will return to work in
the Novelty next Monaay.
The Plymouth hotels are preparing
for a big trade during the holidays.
A few more days like today has been
and the mud will be a thing of the past.
Candies and nuts for Christmas! We
have the largest
line in the
The Woodmen of the World initiated
two candidates into that order last,
The Kathbone sisters will do ini
tiatory work in their lodge room tomor-
See those beautiful picture frames
and all kinds of needle work at, M.
Schlarb's on Garro street. tf
Don't forget the Sweedish Grand
Concert company at, the ojera house
Wednesday uighi Dec. 22nd
Mrs. Charles S. Price will go to
Indianapolis Friday lor a few days
The change in the weather has had
a very preceptable change on the busi
ness in Plymouth.
The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Metsker has been quite sick lor
the past week with a serious cold.
llev. Landis, who was unable to fill
his scation in the church last Sunday on
account of sickness is himself again.
Our readers are requested to read
carefully the inducements of advertizers
in the local columns. They will guide
to Klondike lields.
Smoke the Monarch 5 cent cigär,
manufactured by Fethke, Michigan
City. Wm. F. Young at the Gem cigar
store is the sole agent in Plymouth.
There vill be a meeting of the Ilath
bone sisters Friday night in Castle hall.
A lull attendant- is desired. Mrs. Kena
Armstrong M. of K. and C.
The Odd Fellows have important
business to transact tonight in their
lodge room. There will also be work in
the second degree.
Uig hunting and fishing Btoriea are
almost a thing of the past in Plymouth.
Still there is no telling what day the
disease will break out again.
Eldridge Thompson returned home
from Chicago last evening where he
went to purchase the fixtures for his
cigar and billiard room, which he will
open up in a few days.
The widow, of Fx Governor Chase,
has been granted a pension of $10 a
month with several hucdred dollars
Clint Grube, teacher of the Twin
Lake school, has the greatest number
of pupils of any teacher in West town
ship. Only one popular priced toy depart
ment in Marshall county at Kargain
basement of Kloepfev's New York
Dr. Aspinall and wife will entertain
a parly of friends of Dr. Morton in hon
or of that gentleman's tJtiih birthday.
Dr. Horton is counted as being one of
the oldest inhabitants of Plymouth.
There was never any need of going
out of town for toys and Holiday goods,
since we had our Kargain basement.
Prices the very lowest.
tit Kloepfer's New York Store.
Miss llo e Maxwell, daughter of Kev.
J. A. Maxwell, formerly pastor of the
M. K. church of this city will assist the
Kp worth league in a musical entertain
ment in this city New Year's night.
Masonic meeting, Plymouth Kilwin
ning Lodge No. IUI, free and accepted
Masons, will meet Friday, Decembor 17,
IH'Jl, at 7 o'clock, for business and elec
tion of otfieers.
Our fellow townsman T. J. Winnings
will be a candldato for the nomination
of county clerk subject to the decision
of the democratic nominating convention.
Tue frei-scing of the ground last night
will not be very good lor the growing
wheat. What is needed most now is a
big crop of snow Hakes to protect the
Mrs. Charles Kinse! who recently re
signed her position as clerk in the bar
gain store has accepted one in the
store of V. H. Carpenter and began
work this morning.
The dedication of the new ßchool
building will take place Saturday night.
The exercises promises to be quite in
teresting. South Plymouth now has
one of the tiuest school buildings in this
part of Indiana.
Just what you want for Christmas
gilts, handkerchief cases, perfume
satchel.0, pin cushions, stand covers,
doylies, shade 1 embroidery silks and
all kinds of embroidery work at M.
Schlarb's on Garro street. tf
Did you see those 20 cent kid body,
bisque h ad dolls that open and shut
their eyes? They are at the toy de
partment of Kloepfer's New York
Friday night will be the rtgular com
munication of Kilwinning lodge F. c
A. M. and the election of the officers
for the ensuing year will take place. It
is therefore important that all mem
bers should bu present.
The new meialic circuit of the Cen
tral Union Telephone company will be
tapped tomorrow. The system will
operate between Fort Wayne and Ply
mouth. The contract price for putting
in the line was 61 1,000.
Warsaw Daily Times.
The interior of the Phoenix cigar
store is being treated to a new coat of
paint. The color is light green, and
when completed will be one of the
neatest rooms in the city The work is
being done by Messrs. Nelf and Fox
pointers and decorators.
Gov. Mount now has in his posession
the names of the parties who took part
in the lynching of the live men in Kip
ley about two months ago. It remains
to be seen how the governor wili pro
ceed. It is very douotful about those
men ever being brought to trial.
The affairs of the bank of Walkerton
are still in a chaotic condition. For a
number of days the only otlicer of the
bank has declined to pay out. funds but
he insists that the bank will be all
right in time. Depositors are anxious
angry and the situation seems a puzzle
Chris Merry the man who so brutally,
murdered his wife in Chicago a few
weeks ago and for whose capture a big
reward was offered was caught near
Princeton, Ky.. yesterday. Smith who
was with him at the time the mur
der was committed wa3 alsj captured
There's a spot oa the sun. You can
see it by the aid of a smoked piece of
glass, that is when you can see the j
sun. Of late the sun has not been visi
ble for any period of time; but if the
clouds roll by before this spot disap
pears, you can get a glimpse of it. It
is 100,000 miles across, so that it is no
Durant the SanFrancisco murderer
was again sentenced to death yesterday
This makes the fourth time that sen
tence ,has been pronounced on this
young man. His attorneys are laying
their plans for nnoth'er appeal to the
supreme court. Durant may die of old
age before this celebrated case reaches
the end. California laws seem to just
suit Durant's case.
About li of the ladies of the Macca
bees of Hive No. ti7 went to Hibbard
yesterday to spend the afternoon and
evening with one of their members it j
being her 40th birthday. A most en
joyable time was had by all present and
a grand supper was served after which
a urauiatic play was given by the dra
matic club of Hut Oak.
For the next two or three weeks
there will be thousands of men out of
employment in this country. As a rule
nearly all the factories in the country
close down during the lululay season
and give their employes a rest. In
thousands of cases the men would pre
fer to work, but it is a time honored,
custom to clo;e down the factories, and
there is no doubt but this year will be
no exception to the rule.
Oiie politician predicted toJay that
there would ba more names presented
to the people of Marsha, c mnty as can
didaies, than was evtr known before.
He 6aid that the country would ask for
some ot the fat, takes, and a strong
effort would be made to secure them.
There is some guessing as to what part
of the county they will hail from.
The oil fever in Plymouth is a thing
of the past, but that does not signify
that there is no oil in Marshall county.
Some day, some enterprising chap will
drill a hole in the ground not far from
our city and Und oil in abundance be
fore auotber six months rolls around.
HKAL KSTATK TltANSFKKS.
A list of the transfers of real estate)
in Marshall county, Indiana, from
I un ft 1B07 trv lion 11 IWUT oa fii.-n
'L w " ao twl"
Cressner & Company,
Abstracters of Titles,
Owners of the only abstract books in
the county. Abstracts to titles to all
property m Marshall county compiled
accurately and promptly.
Thomas 13. Hams and wife to
Fmuuuel Geller, lot 1 to iti Harris Add.,
Culver City, $0,000.
William W. Richey and wife to Wm.
11. Simons, 070 acres Center, Kourbon
and Tippecanoe, townships, $40,520.
Fneas Loucks and wife to John
Heim, lot in Kremen, SÜ00.
Daniel Smith and wife to Amanda
Crull, lot 34 and 35 Original Tippecanoe,
Charles S. Yates and wife to Mary
A. Kac'gley, Und., 40 acres Center
Courtland S. Mortis and wife to
David C. Knott, 80 acres Green town
Matilda Sarber and husband to
Yalentine Nye, 40 acres Polk township,
Wm. F. Davenport and wife to Hester
Williams, 28 acres North townehip,
Hester Williams and husband to
Allona Davenport, 28 acres North
Wmfield F. Phebus and wife to David
A. Phebus, Und.. 1-7, 40 acres Tippe
canoe township, $125.
Daniel A. Phebus and wife to David
A. Phebus, Und., 5-7, 40 acres Tippe
canoes township, $S00.
David A. Phebus to Daniel A. Phebus
and wife, Und., 5-7 land in Tippecanoe
Hattie I. Kiick and husband to Sarah
K. McFlrath, lot ti3, titi Fwiugs add.,
Plymouth, Indiana, $850.
Maria K. Anderson to Ida G. Ander
son, life estate in 40 acres Jolk town
' Lydia C. Miller and husband to
Henry K. Miller, 19 acres West town
John C, Miller and wife to David
Miller, Und., i3' lot 12 Klk., 8 Martin's
Gottleib Kepfer to Kenjamin Snyder,
10 acres North township, $1300.
Geo. S. York and wife to John Zechiel
and wife, lot ti Wn-eman's addition Cul
ver City, $75.
Kenjamin Switzer and wife to
Alphareta K. Whaley, land in Walnut
Keal estate mortgages to the amount
of $8,105 have been filed for the week
ending Dec. 11, 18'.7.
Ckkssnkic A Company,
Merit 11ns Won.
The Daily Independent yesterday con
tains more than eighty lines of local
advertisements and twenty-two Ply
mouth merchants in its display col
umns. So far under the present man
agement the Independent has never
boasted of its superior merits as an ad
vertising medium. The policy has
been to "saw wood" and permit its work
to speak for itself. We point with
pride to the patronage that has been ac
corded it, conscious at the same time,
that it has won on its merits.
One of our fust objects was to se
cure every newspaper reader as a reader
of the Independent as neany as was in
our power to do so. To retain them as
readers, wo have sought to impress the
public with the fact that the Independ
ent has superior claims for patronage.
To accomplish this we have not relied
so much upon the amount of local mat
ter served as we have been choice in the
selection of what is "put into type." We
have catered to the general public and
not to the individual. We consider it an
eroneous idea that a newbpaper is built
up on the theory of "getting people's
names into print."
Anything of a personal nature is
considered secondary not primary.
After having secured the readers, the
prestege of the publication takes care of
itself as we areconvinced by experience
and the patronage in natural sequence
With the advertizers of the best busi
ness concerns in its columns today and
so many here represented, the manage
ment is convinced that its theory of
newspaper building has not been in error
in the least. Furthermore we have
been mindful of the character of the
Independent believing that a newspa
per as well as an individual must have
a character to succeed.
With these fundamentals to guide us
we shall as in the past continue to mer
it the leading prestige that is now ac
corded the Independent.
Center Township Institute.
The teachers of Center township met
in institute at 10 o'clock, Saturday Dec,
j ll.io the court room. After roll call
the minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
"Plato the Teacher," was treated by
Mr. Hite. The work included a disposi
tion of the dialogue between Phaedeus
and Socrates. He brought out the
nature of love and Socrates' idea of the
transmigration of the soul.
Mr. Maneal continued the subject
saying that the physician must study
the body in order to understand it, so
the rhetorician must study the soul in
order to produce conviction,
"The Kepublic," Kook 1, was treated
by Mr. Gunder. lie spoke of the nature
ot man, justice, virtues possessed by
the soul and the nature of state.
A paper upon, "The Language Arts
in Higher Grades and High School,"
was read by Miss Cole. She spoke of
the continuity of mental growth and
gave several methods and exercises to
be employed in teaching the "Language
Arts" in higher grades.
Miss Wooabury continued the discus
sion showing the importance of com
position work in all grades. She deiined
the four forms of discourse and applied
them to composition.
Miss Logan spoke of "The Art of
Heading," giving its importance and
the relation of author and reader to
composition. She gave Carlyles' idea
Mr. Keckner continued the discus
sion showing the relation of reading to
guidance, disciplinary, and culture
"The Kequsites for Keading" were
brought out by Miss Harmon, She
gave the importance of apperception
and personal observation of nature in
teaching reading, liemarks by Mr. Mc
Croy. "Music opened the afternson work.
Paul Logan explained note singing
giving reasons for teaching it in the
schools. Miss Yinall spoke of the kind
of songs to be used in the schools. The
method of presenting music was given
by Marion Logan.
"History was treated by Mrs. Gerald.
Her work was based on the history
work as outlined by the State Course
Miss Shook, defined method in arith
metic showing that it involves mind
and subject matter. The purpose of it
all being character building.
In the absence of Miss Marsh "The
Typical Plan for Fourth Year" was
taken up by Miss How. She spoke oi
the terms of a fraction as composing
the subject matter of the lesson. Miss
Porcher discused "The Kasis for the
Lesson." She.'gave several devices to
stimulate thoughts in teaching frac
tions. Kemarks by Mr. Mc Alpine and
Mr. Martin upon the distinction be
tween method and device. "The Young
People's Keading Circle" was discussed
by the entire institute.
Assignment of duties by thp presi
dent. Adjournment to meet January
Jacob Hess, Chairman.
Gladys Hoover, Secretary.
iiny lt la.
"Dan" the reliable U.S. Fxpress horse
of this city thought he would create a
little excitement yesterday morning
and while waiting for a cargo of qoods
from the Novelty works he picked
himself up and started at a breakneck
gait up Liberty street. In making the
turn west on Sophia street he collided
with a big boulder. The wagon toppled
over and old Dan went down. The
wagon was badly disfigured and will go
to the shop for repa Dan picked him
self up, and horse lue tried to explain
how it all occurred. His banana rations
will be cut off.
A Siran; riant.
"George Wright claims ownership
to a 6trange growth. Kecently Mrs.
, Wright threw a little tuft of hair
which she had clipped from her child's
head into a wooden tlower pot which
was lilled with soil and in which grew
a small plant. It was left there and
forgotten until a day or two ago, when
it was noticed that it had taken root
in the earth and each separate hair
stood on end, and a small bulb of some
substance forming at the upper end of
each hair. The growth is truly a novel
ty and many have marveled at the
Charles Grube and Miss Km ma Kos
mer were married by Itev. Kothenber
ger this morning. Mr. ('rube is an em
ploy at the Novelty works. After a
brief honeymoon they will settle down
in Plymouth and become permanent
A JOINT INSTITUTE.
To le IleM at list. la, Wet Towaliii
by the Teacher of AVet aud Iolk
Tow Bühl ps.
The teachers of West and Polk town
ships have arranged a program for a
joint institute to be held at the new
brick school house on the Laporte road,
District No 12 in West township, Satur
day, Dec. 18, '97.
The teachera of these townships are
alive to the interests of their schools
and noeü'orts will be spared to make the
institute one of the best yet held in thu
Kvery one interested in school work
and in the schools uf our county is in
vited to be present and hear the dis
cussions of the various topics the recita
tion and music which will be inter
spersed throughout the entire program.
The following program has been ar
ranged for the institute:
Koll call of teachers.
Keading of report of preceeding insti
tute. , I. O. Marsh
I D. McKesson
Plato, the Teacher i? V5er
5 Miss Khoadi
I Chas. L. Kurt
I K.S. Webb
i J. II. Lehman
Teaching the j F.. Z. Holf
Language Aits J. C. Whitesell
i J. M. Schroeder
lblor '( Alfred Thompson
j Henry White
Geography J ha; W.
B 1 J . W. Uliam
! Miss Ella Marsh
j Miss Moore
Recitations 4 ,hss S!UCK
Kditor Independent: I see thatMa
ey has I roke lo $ again. Why don't
he keep still. He can just as easily
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear an
to get the pi esent council to pay auy
attention to his warbüngs. Th?y know
where they are at. What do you
people down in the nowhere corner of
the town amount to anyhow. You may
do to vote once in a while but as you
never vote for the man that is elected
that makes no difference whether you
vote or not. What is the matter with
our new mender of roads now? You
did not like the old one and when he
died we hunted up another. The last
one was selected on the coon dog styie.ile
had tried everything else and failed
and on the coon dog rule he must be a
good mender of roads. Did he not dig
oil the street near you and then till it up
again with sand fr'rn his own place
just as high as it was in the first place?
And dont that prove that he has th
sand? There ian.t"er thii g that you
dont give the street committee credit
for. You know that they graveled
riumh street e'ear of the low watei
marl' at. t tie railroad bridge ana you
ought to give them credit for that. The
street is used so much. And Michigan
street is one of the nicest in the whole
.oiintry (during a drought ) Then them
was the hole that was mide to till up
Plumb street thev took the gravel off
South street to (ill the whole and then
took the sand from the land ol the street
commissioner to replace the gravel and
hauled gravel from Logan's to till the
hole where the sand came from but tha
hole at Logans has not been tilled yet.
The 6tory that you started a short
time ago tnat tlohaiu's ducks got
swamped on South street was hunted
down by the committee and found to
be a free silver lake. They all got
home safe and neither is it true that
they had to get to the railroad in order
to get m. If ihe streets were paved
with gold you would be kicking and
want it laked off and paved with silver.
Let us have peace and if there is no ex
tra setsion of the legislature called this
winter we may get another electio
K I-ler' Chrtikt rax Vtjn1vr.
One of the attractive windows of
Plymouth stores is that of Kloepfer's.
Old Santa Claus is houved up and sur
rounded by all the toys imaginable, just
what causes the little boys and girls to
pause and stare in amazement and
childish eagerness to possess. In this
window is ever) thing lrom a tin horn
to the handsomest oi toilet articles. In
the adjoining window is a beautiful dis
play of haudkeichiels. It is evident
from the display that Mr. Kioepfer his
anticipated every desire of his many
customers and with his army of genial
clerks will r pare no pains in showing
all of his many bargains to the trade.
You will mks a great deal It you don,t
see Kloepfer's beautiful display.