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Vol. I.
No. 2.
AVhere can you find them better exemplified than in
Clothing Mouse.
AVe illustrate the correctness of this claim every day
and we strongly prove it with our gigantic sales of
Cloth Sim
and Overcoat
We offer dazzling bargains in Gents' Furnishings, Hats and Caps. Boots and
and Shoes. We want to impress upon the minds of the people of Marshall
County that we have for the past thirty years done business in a way beneficial
to them, by giving them the most liberal money's worth they ever had in their
BargainsGenuine Bargains.
Bargains as Webster understood the word i. e. gainful transactions.
We wish to further impress upon your mind that this Great Bargain Sale will
be continued in the future in a manner surprising to everyone.
We will offer greater bargains than e er before, which will make this sale live
in your memory.
To illustrate the correctness of our claim, we offer:
All Wool Cashmere Suits at 810.00, former price, S14.00
44 Black Dress Suits at 12.00, " " lb.00
Prince Alberts, Prince Charles, Chester
fields, imported, at 18.00 " " 25.00
Suits at $3, $4, $5, $6, $7, $8 and $9.
Easy Payment Plan.
If you want
He does not care if you don't
have the ready cash, but will
make payments to suit you.
He also handles
New Sewing
Bargains in Pianos and Organs.
One Piano Miller, Boston $75.00
One Arion Organ, (new) 68.00
One Kimball Organ,(second-hand) 25.00
One Camp & Co. Organ, (new). . . . 72.00
to buy an
J Piano
The Position Assumed in Regard
to Plymouth's Political
The Idefexdkxt does not propose
to take an active part in controversies
between the democratic and republican
parties on local questions arising before
its establishment in this community,
and therefore will do no more than to
call the attention of its readers to thel
bone of contention between the two
parties in reference to the creation of
the fourth ward in the city and the ap
pointment of two councilmen for that
The facts appear to be, that at the
election iL May last, the republicans
carried the city by a handsome major
ity, electing all the city officers, and af
ter the election had one half of the city
council. The mayor having a right to
cast a deciding vote in all cases where
the council was evenly divided, the ef
fect was to give the republican party
entire control of the city government.
Before the democratic mayor and city
officers turned over the affairs of the
city to their republican successors, on
the last meeting night of the council
under the former administration, it ap
pears that the mayor and common coun
cil abolished the rules governing their
precedure and proceeded by ordinance"
to create a new ward in the city the
much talked about Fourth ward. They
also proceeded to appoint two demo
cratic councilmen to represent this ward
in the city council, evidently expecting
thereby to retain control of the city
government in this manner, from which
control the democrats had been ousted
by the voters of the city a few months
The republican mayor and city offi
cers claimed that the action of the dem
ocratic mayor and council referred to
was illegal, and refused to recognize
the two democratic appointees as law-,
ful members of that body. In order to
compel the republican mayor and clerk
to recognize the newly appointed coun
cilmen, the lawfully elected and quali
fied councilmen, have ever siuce the
charge of administration, purposely ab
sented themselves from the council
meeting. The result of this was, that
no quorum existed unless the two coun
cilmen appointed for the Fourth ward
were recognized. This the republicans
refused to do, and no business has been
transacted on account of this political
warfare between the two old parties,
and it seems that the interests of the
city are suffering thereby.
The legal controversy between the
two factions is, as we understand it,
In 1881 the legislature of this state
enacted a law providing that whenever
a petition, signed by thirty or more res
ident free holders of the wards to be af
fected, etc., shall petition the common
council praying for the creation of new
ward or wards, etc., that the question
should be submitted to the legal voters
of the city at the next annual city elec
tion, and that the question should be
decided by ballot yes or no according
to the provisions governing elections
held to determine the question of incor
porating a city.
In 1801 the legislature enacted a law
providing among other things for the
division of the territory of cities into
wards, to change the boundaries of ex
isting wards, and to re-district the same
for ward purposes. This latter act gave
the common council authority to divide
the city into wards, to change the bound
aries of existing wards and to re-district
cities for ward purposes whenever
in their judgment it shall be deemed
expedient so to do.
The democratic mayor and council
men claim that under this act of 1891
they had authority to do what they did.
The republican position is, that the
act of 18'Jl was intended to apply, not
to the question of creating new wards,
but merely to the question of re-districting
the city.
The democrats claim that the act of
1801 repealed the act of 1881, while the
republicans contend that the act of
181)1 did not repeal the act of 18-81 be
cause the fourth section of the act of
1801 states positively that there is now
no law in force governing this matter,
and the republicans say that the legis
lature that passed tho latter act ought
to know whether they intended to repeal
the act of 1881 better than the demo
crats of 1'lymouth. The republicans
contend that if there were no laws In ex
istance covering the scope of the act of
1801, as the legislature itself declares in
section 4 of the act of 1801, then the
act of 1881 was not inconsistant with
the act of 1801 and that, therefore, the
latter act did not repeal the former one
on the ground of being in conflict with
if. The republicans contend, that both
the act of 1SS1 and the act of Psl are
in force, that each provide for separate
things, and that the one provides for
the creation of new wards where it
would be necessary to provide addition
al councilmen, and that the latter act
provides merely for re-districting the
wards and did not contemplate the cre
ation of a new ward or the election of
additional members of the council.
. The republicans contend that where
it was proposed to create a new ward
and to increase the number of council
men and consequently the expenses of
city government, the legislature intend
ed by the former act to give the voters
of the city a voice in determining the
matter, but that where it was sought
only to re-district the city into wards
and where it woidd not be necessary to
add to the number of councilmen or in
crease the burdens of the tax payers,
authority to do this was vested by the
act of 1801 in the common council
To a man up a tree who has no spec
ial interest, except that of a citizen,
ia the controversy, it would seem that
the republican position is the most just
and reasonable one. However, we are
award that good lawyers seem to differ
on the legal questions involved. It is
probable that the question will not be
settled to the satisfaction of anybody
until determined by the court of last re
sort. We understand that a petition was
filed yesterday in the circuit court for
the purpose of compelling the mayor
and city clerk to recognize the newly
appointed councilmen as such, and the
legal battle now being on. we suppose
it will continued until definitely deter
mined in the courts.
The situation suggests to us the
propriety of propounding the following
question to the voters of the city: If
the two old parties have become so em
bittered against each other and so
greedy for the spoils of ofiice as give
rise to controversies of this kind, in
which the tax payers alone suffer, why
would it not be a good idea at the next
election to entrust the administration
of city affairs to a party that regards
principals above" spoils, that has never
been engaged in such an unseemly
wrangle at any time or place the Peo
ples Party?
Marching thro' Georgia.
The members of Company D, 3d reg
iment, Indiana Infantry, have organ
ized a dramatic company and will pro
duce a military patriotic melo drama,
entitled: "Marching thro' Georgia, or
The Union Scout," at the Centennial
Opera House. Three performances will
be given, on Nov. 1, 2 and 3. This isnec
cessary owing to the limited seating ca
pacity of the house, as it is expected the
audiences which will doubtless attend
could not be accommodated in one or
two performances.
The play is one of more than average
merit, and abounds with thrilling sensa
tions and strong dramatic situations.
, The cast of characters is as follows
Frank Harrison Jas. K. Houghton
Thos. Harrison Bert Harris
Johnnie Harrison Carl Reynolds
Mrs. Martha Harrison Miss Erma Winnings
Miss Alice Harrison Miss Daiaey Howell
Mill. Smith Frank Van Gilder
"Fred Jones Herbert Hess
Yacob Griunlielbach J. W. Clemson
Col. Wallace James 1 Jeeves
Cant. Carrlngtou Harry Force
Gen. Sherman Adam E. Weiss
Major Dayton Frank Reeve
Col. Cobb Jnhn Limit u ist
Lieut. Cobb John C. Cam-on
Mabel Cobb Miss Allee Mace
Uncle Tom Ed.Glller
John Moore Adolph Koontz
Sam Crawford Bert Reerbower
"Marching Thro' Georgia'' is being
produced under the personal direction
of J. W. Clemson, the author of the
piece, and will be staged with appropri
ate scenery and accessories which Mr.
Clemson has had specially designed for
this production.
The members of the company are re
hearsing their parts and working hard to
assume the various roles allotted them,
and many of the company already show
dramatic talent of no mean ability. Un
der the professional guidance of Mr.
Clemson who is an actor and comedian of
sterling repute, and as "Yacob drum
belbach" assumes a comedy role well
suited to his talents, a finishod success
ful rendition of "Marching Thro' Geor
gia" is assured. The proceeds will be
used for the benefit of Co. D.
Miss Katherine L. Martin and Mr.
Henry Pierce Latta of Toledo, Ohio,
were inarrhid at the home of the brides
parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Martin, on
Wednesday afternoon.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. W. W. Raymond of the Episcopal
church assisted by the Rev. L. S. Smith
of the M. E. church.
The bride Is one of the most estima
ble of Plymouth's young society ladies.
and the groom who is well known and
has many friends here is master mechan
ic of the Central ( mio U.R. with head
quarters at Toledo Obit).
Horrible Accident.
Shortly after 2 o'clock Thursday af
ternoon a man who gave his name as
Asa Andrews, of South Bend, was
knocked down and horrible mangled by
the local freight on the Pennsylvania
railroad, while crossing the tracks at
the junction of that road and the L. E.
A: W. Andrews was carried to the
Pennsylvania house and Dr. Wilson im-
Lmediately called, but gave little if any
hope of recovery. His left arm and shoul
der were crushed and mangled, and his
head badly cut, and is supposed to be
hurt internally. Andrews is a stranger
in Plymouth but has been around sev
eral days looking for work. After the
accident he was able to give his name
and tell of some relatives at South Rend
who have been notified by telegraph.
It is rumored that Andrews was under
the inlluence of liquor when the acci
dent occurred. Up to 7 o'clock Friday
morning it had not been possible to am
putate the injured arm although he was
still conscious.
At midnight Rev. L. S. Smith was
called to the bedside of the injured man
and remained some time with him.
Andrews originally came from La
Fayette, Ind., is 44 years of age and has
followed the races as a driver and horse
man for some years.
Up to time of going to press no word
has been received from any of his rela
tives Say Good Words.
The teacher who educates your chil
dren, says an observer, toils cm year af
ter year doing her duty. She may train
them in a perfect waj, making them
grow to nobie manhood and woman
hood, but never a word of appreciation
does she hear. Let her make a mistake,
however, let something go wrong and
you denounce her in terms of severest
blame. The newspaper writer gives his
lifetime to writing things that will be
helpful tt) the readers. It is Iiis daily
and nightly thought how he will in
terest them, instruct them, and give
them new courage when they are weary
and disheartened. Never a word of
praise do you give him. If he says any
thing you do not like, however, like
lightning descend the bolts of your
wrath I'e hears from you then he
does indeed Exchange.
Republican Rally.
Last Saturday was a republican day
in Plymouth, The great attraction up
on this notable event was the attendance
of Ex President Harrison.
Shortly before noon the band paraded
the streets, notifying the faithful that an
interesting event was about to occur.
The General spoke in the court house
yard, utilizing about an half hour, after
which he left on the special to fill other
engagements. There also were meet
ings in the afternoon and evening. It
is said by those who seem to know, that
it was one of the largest gatherings ever
held in Plymouth.
Romany Fol
A band of wandering gypsies camped
on the edge of town for two or three
days this week, and many a young man
and maiden of Plymouth crossed the
palms of members of the tribe, With sil
ver, in desire to learn what the future
has in store for them. These gypsiesj
like most of their class, seen in this
country, presented a sorry appearance,
and, judging from their looks, did not
set much store by the old adage, that
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness," their
faces looking as though they were un
acquainted with the use of water, as a
cleansing medium.
Still there are many people in this en
livened age that firmly believe that
these wandering gypsies are endowed
with supernatural powers of fortune
reading. How this can be so, it is hard
to see, there would seem to be nothing
in the life of a nomadic, lazy, wandering,
oft times dishonest, and dirty man or
woman, that should vouchsafe to them
any further or more explicit understand
ing of the unknown future than to the
average citizen, stil it is a fact that pop
ular opinion seems to have invested the
gypsy, with a halo of semi-supernatural
There is a wide difference between
the gypsies of America, and the original
Romany folk of Europe, which may ac
count, in some manner, for the defer
ence which ignorance has given to all
classes of these people. The gypsies of
Europe are a race in themselves, having
a language, customs, and laws peculiar
to themselves, and leading a life of hon
est industry. In Englannd the home of
the gypsies is in Epping Forest, though
during the winter months many, of
them retire to the cities, only taking to
the country n-dCs in the spring and dur
ing the warm days of summer. These
are the old Romany Folk," and are a
distinctive type of manhood and woman
hood. The woman oi this race are all
inclined to he stout, and are invariably
possessed of luxuriant hair, of the most
glossy black, in features they strongly
resemble the .Jews of Spain, ami south
ern France, and their complexion is of a
rich olive tint. Travelling around, from
place to place, in their heavy covered
wagons, they earn a livelihood by the
sale of basket-ware which they manu
facture from the "withies" or will v.vs,
which grow in abundance along the
banks of all the streams of that country.
Tradition, since the mind of man run
neth not to the contrary, has vested this
strange people, with consummate power
as. fortune tellers, and soothsayers, and
many of them are astrologers of more
than ordinary merit and renown.
There are many different tribes of
gypsies, scattered throughout Europe,
yet all are ruled by a common king or
queen, as the case may be, and although
they abide by the laws of the country in
which they are travelling, they acknow
ledge a higher allegiance to their own
ruler, than to any reigning monarch.
Silence and Fun.
Hi Henry's minstrel company of 40
star performers will appear at the Opera
House on Monday Oct. 2, amongst
their number will be found the old time
minstrel man Frank E. McXish.
Frank McXish was the originator of
the "silence and fun act" which won for
him fame throughout this country and
Europe. As a member of Colonel Jack
Haverly's original Mastodon minstrels,
during their memorable European tour
McXish was crowned with favors and
in London vast crowds came nightly to
see him in the one act that has made
his name a household word in the an
nals of modern ministrelsy.
Xo minstrel artist has ever equalled
this man in his own specialties, he has
had hundred of imitators but no peer as
a dancer and comedian. When P.illy
Rice, Ilughey Daugherty, Ed Kane,
Ranks Winter, The Rohee Rrothers, Lou
Dockstadcr and a host of other lights in
the firmament of Amenc n ministrelsy
were gaining fame, the position which
Frank E. McXish now occupies at the
head of all minstrel men of his class,
toc Vitt; 1 xr wirrlif" C Viio irirml1itv ITl
Henry may well congratulate hiiiiseTT'
upon the acquisition of so clever a mem
ber of his w.ell known minstrel company
and the citizens of Plymouth will have
an opportunity on Monday evening to
see McXish and a company of the clev
erest minstrel men that have ever played
this circuit. Goandsee Hi Henry's Min
strels and enjoy an evening of unalloyed
Young America.
The small boy is in his glory. There
are beeps of dried maple leaves to rake
up and every opportunity .to build big
bonfires, and he has not overlooked the
chance by any manner of means. This
is fun and as such demands young
America's earnest attention. It's easy
to work an hour or two to start a street
bonfire, but mighty hard to split kind
ling for the kitchen stove or carry a
basket of cobs into the house. Is'nt
that so boys? Of course it is. Xow if
you would make life easier try and not
make hard work or your pastimes but
make pleasures of those little house
hold duties which, when performed con
scienteously and thoughtfully will give
you the satisfaction of knowing that
"each day sees some task completed,
something done" that will entitle you to
the praise which indulgent parents are
only too willing to accord you, and will
fit you for the battle of life which you
will have to fight latter, and perhaps at
a time when grim death has deprived
you of the advantage of those whose
paternal or maternal guidance you
should prize so highly now. Snow will
soon be here and the old bob sled which
has been laying out all summer under
the trees or up amongst the hay in the
barn, can be brought into use and then
you can get out and work hard at your
winter pastime. Rut don't forget that
if you ever in after life put as much en
ergy into your business as you now do
in your play, you will surely start on
the high road to ultimate success.
Job Work.
We would modestly inform the busi
ness men of Plymouth, that our facili
ties for job work, are of the best. In
purchasing material for our job depart
ment, we took special care to secure
the latest faces ia the job line. Wo
have one of the best workmen that
could be secured in Chicago, and we
mean just what we say, when we guar
antee our work to gm entire satisfac
tion. All we desire is an opportunity
to prove our assertions to be correct.

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