PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER IG, 1894.
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Rev. Carl Bofinger's Death.
The news of the sudden death of Rev.
Carl Bofinger, pastor of St.. Joints Evan
gelical church, of this city, at nine
o'clock last Sunday morning, was a
shock to the citizens of Plymouth. Like
wildfire the news spread, and within a
very short time everyone was talking
of the sad and sudden bereavement.
The date of his death was his 05th
birthday and after eating breakfast and
receiving the birthday gifts of friends
and relatives, the liev. Uofinger went
up stairs to his room to dress for church.
To all appearances he seemed in un
usually good health and spirits, but re
maining away longer than was thought
necessary, his little grand-child Beata
Welch was sent to his room, she return
ed saying that '-Grandpa was laying
with his face downward on the bed."
His daughter, Mrs. Eugene Welch,
hastened to his room only to lind the
report too true.
Medical aid was at orce summoned
but life was found to be extinct. Dr.
Kaszer pronounced death due to cereb
The deceased was born November 11,
1821, at Weiler zum Stein, Kingdom of
Wurtemberg, and educated at the uni
versity of Tuebingen, Wurtemberg.
With his wife he came to America for
ty years ago and has established numer
ous congregations besides teaching for
thirty-one years in his parochial schools.
He was called three times to the pastor
ate of the church here. The last time
returning here from I 'ort Huron, Mich.,
The funeral service was held at the
Lutheran church,Wednesday afternoon,
the following ministers officiating: liev.
Lindenmayer, La Porte, Ind.; liev. Ph.
Werheim and liev. GolTeney, of South
Bend; liev. (Irob, of Elkhart, and liev.
W. 0. Lattimore, of this city, all except
the latter speaking in German. The re
mains were interred in Oak II ill ceme
tery. The casket was literally covered
witn choice lloral emblems and a large
concourse, including many friends and
relatives from abroad followed the
remains to the cemetery, to pay a last
tribute to the cherished memory of one
who, as a scholar, a gentleman and a
pastor, had endeared himself to all with
whom he came in contact during life,
liev. Bolinger, during his life in Plym
outh, proved himself a gentleman who,
to know was to admire, and his friend
ship was esteemed by hundreds outside
the congregation ol his church.
liev. Bolinger during his long resi
dence in this country proved himself in
every way a loyal citizens of the coun
try of his adoption, was an ardent re
publican, having cast his first American
vote for Abraham Lincoln in 18X), and
at all times endeavored by practice and
precept to instill into the minds of his
congregations and those with whom he
came in contact an inherent and practi
cal appreciation of the government of
the U. S. Always ready to lend a help
ing hand to any movement tending to
the improvement of his fellow men or
the advancement of the city in which
he lived. Of a quiet, unassuming dispo
sition, but possessed of those genial
characteristics which mark so distinctly
the scholar and linguist. liev. Bolinger
was one whose presence will be sadly
missed from the social and pastorial
circles of Plymouth.
The third annual Floral and Chrysan
themum Festival, held at the First Pres
byterian church, on Friday afternoon
and evening, was a phenomenal success.
Despite the fact that the weather was
cold and snowy, so much so that it was
at one time feared that it would be im
possible to get the llowers there, the dis
play was the finest ever seen in this
city, while the attendance both after
noon and evening was very large.
These annual lloral festivals are held
by the Sunday-school of the First Pres
byterian church and are one of the most
pleasing social events of the year. In
the spring, plants are given gratuitously
to the scholars and any others who ap
ply for them, and after being cared for
and nurtured during the intervening
months a grand exhibition is held each
fall. The idea of interesting the young
in the cultivation and care of llowers
and plants is one which is rapidly grow
ing in favor. There is something fas
cinating in every branch of floriculture,
more especially when there are incentive
to put forth ones special efforts in the
raising of such plants as are intrusted
to our care. This is certainly true where
they are distributed in the manner
adopted by the Sunday school of the
First Presbyterian church.
These annual displays are due in a
great measure to the untiring elTorts of
Mr. John W. Parks, the superintendent
of the Sunday school and it is gratify
ing to note the increasing interest shown
in this work.
A line supper was served by the ladies
of the Sunday school on Friday even
ing, which was enjoyed by many.
Buried at Oakwocd.
The funeral service of Mrs. CM.
Welch, notice of whose death appeared
in last weeks' issue was held from the
home of her father, Wm. E. Janes, Esq..
MID Ellis Park. Chicago, and the re
mains interred at Oakwood cemeterv,
on Sunday last.
The lloral offerings were numerous
and beautiful, especially the pillow and
lyre sent by Hyperion Lodge, K.of. P.,
of this city.
liev. Doctor Swift, who a little over
one year ago, officiated at the marriage
ceremony, preached the funeral sermon,
while those who acted as ushers at the
weddifig were the pallbearers.
W.E. Leonard, jr., Upton Sc hilt, Clem
Blain and Louis McDonald and wife, of
this city, attended the funeral. Mrs.
L. McDonald rendered several beauti
ful solos during the services.
Mrs. Welch during her short married
life, made a host of warm friends in this
city Beautiful, accomplished, and en
tertaining, she was an ornament to the
social life of Plymouth and one whose
presence will be sadly missed.
The sympathy of all is extended to
Mr. Welch and the surviving members
of the stricken household, in their sad
Miss Maude Hums is working for Mr.
Mr. J. J. Cromley made a trip to
Plymouth, Tuesday on business.
Miss Amanda Listenberger visited
with relatives in the city, Wednesday.
The Misses Lottie and Ella Burns,
who have been working near South
Bend, during the summer, have return
ed home for the winter.
Dr. Loring, of Burr Oak, visited Ply
mouth, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Levizan Crum and Edwin Becknei
caught seventeen rabbits, Tuesday af
ternoon. Mrs. E. II. Snyder is visiting her
father, in Chicago.
Dr. Snyder made a business trip to
Ob--, Tuesday afternoon.
A party of ycung folks took a sleigh
ride to North Union, Sunday evening,
to attend church.
Mr. Ed Shock, of South Dakota, is
visiting relatives in and around Burr
John, son of Levi Hurstman, died at
the home of his parents, two miles west
of Burr Oak, from the effect of swal
lowing a loaded cartridge. The be
reaved parents and family wish to re
turn thanks to those who kindly aided
them during the sickness and death of
Miss Bertha Ilissong, has just return
ed from a short vLüt with Miss Jennie
Annis, at Linkville.
Guy Bigley, started for Valparaiso,
last Monday, to take a business course.
Hay Stevens is suffering with an ab
cess on his knee.
Mrs. Washington Overmyer, returned
Monday, from a visit in Ohio.
Mrs. Anna X'orris-Zcchiel, of Logans
port, visited last week with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. II. li. Xorris of this
place. Her father accompanied her
home, but returned Sunday.
liev. C. II. Stull, better known as the
Boy Evangelist, closed a protracted
meeting at Die Washington Evangelical
church, last Sunday evening.
The liev. Ilufferd is holding a suc
cessful protracted meeting at the
Percy Brownlee, who has for the past
six months been the hustling salesman
in Mrs. Wise's store, quit work last
Maxinkuckee won't take a back seat
for any place now, for they have a
really skillful barber, in the person of
Arista Personette. -Drop in and see
how snug he has his winter quarters.
Irvin Duddleson has moved into the
Grandfather Snyder, who has been a
life-long democrat, at last yielded to his
better judgement and voted the straight
populist ticket. Good for you, Uncle
Emery South, junior member of the
linn of Krause South, silver platers
is home for a short vacation.
Geo. Spangler left to-day for Kewan
na, where he will start a barber shop.
George is a good workman and we wish
1). C. Parker, Miss Bertha Parker
and Geo. Peeples, jr., have returned to
Valparaiso, to resume their studies.
Ed Parker has returned to Irvington,
Ind., where he is attending the Butler
The Wilson's were courting in Ply
mouth last Friday and Saturday.
Norman Miller is buying one of the
best mail bags that can be found any
where. Henry White is home from his sum
mer's work and is going to school.
Amos York has bought the Sidel's.
property one mile west of Twin Lakes.
We are glad to have Amos in our
neighborhood, but are sorry to loose
Sidels, who we understand is moving to
A. A. Miller is surely one of the most
progressive and successful stock raisers
in this county, and is always alert to
obtain the best the market affords. We
understand that he has sent to Canada
for some thoroughbred sheep and hopes
to succeed in establishing a superior
flock of fine sheep on his farm. Such a
man asthis is a benefit to the communi
ty in which he resides.
Charley Stuck has had a rooster in his
window for the past two years and it is
still there, but since election is in the
same position as many democrats it is
Mrs. Frank Glass is home from Ohio.
E. Steel was visiting Frank Glass, a
few days this week.
Most of the farmers now have to dig
corn out of the snow to feed.
Large gatherings at the store every
da)', everything is discussed from the
prices of produce to the political issues
of the day.
Mrs. Xorris Agler is home from Chi
cago. A girl baby at John Klinger's.
Hibbard Search Light.
Snow, snow,the beautiful snow.
Literary at the I Iibbard school house,
Mrs. J. P. Binkharn visited her moth
er in South Bend last Saturday and
Babbit hunting is the order of the
day among the city sports.
About 14 inches of snow fell in this
locality, last Friday and Saturday.
The city commission merchants are
paying 21c for eggs.
F. Groves represented the Hibbard
republicans as clerk of the election at
the Burr Oak polls last Tuesday.
Miss Julia Thompson after a week's
visit with parents and friends in this
city, returned to Hammond, Ind., last
Frank Baker came down from Chica
go last Tuesday to cast his big ballot,
returning to Chicago Wednesday. Frank
has a lucrative position as clerk in a
large hotel in the city.
Literary, Friday night.
M. Lowry husked his crop of cabbage
last week, having five wagon loads.
While the election is a thing of the
past and the ollice seekers have crawled
into their holes for the winter, we hope
the city will now assume its normal
"A wedding" is announced for the
21st, "Broadway Place.'
John Wosliver, a Xickel Plate brake
man, lost a foot at Peabody last Thurs
day while attempting to catch a passing
Twin Lake seems to feel Oh! so good
all on account of the base ball game
played with the Hibbard team the other
Sunday which was called in the second
inning on account of rain, the score be
ing 2 to 1 in favor of those "mud hens"
of Twin Lakes.
Everybody come out to the literary
Friday night and help make this course
A little girl of Mart Alberts while
playing last Sunday, fell backwards
across the edge of a wood-box injuring
her spine. Dr. Wiseman of Marmont,
attended and the little sufferer was rest
ing easier Thursday.
The Hibbard literary and musical so
ciety will argue upon the subject of
"Has the Xegromore right to complain
than an Indian," next Friday night.
Irvin Weyrick left for Bay City, Mich.,
last Tuesday to visit friends and rela
tives. Through the hospitality of Mrs. Allen
and Mrs. Lawson, the public were
promptly supplied with the election
Peter Listenberger made a brief call
to Lakeville, last Monday.
Miss Maude Listenberger made
friends and relatives in Plymouth a
visit last Thursday.
Anyone needing the latest rules on
baseball can get them by addressing the
captain of the "mud lien" ball club,
Twin Lake, Ind. Barker's Almanac.
The Independent made its appear
ance in our city last week and take
pleasure in saying that its journalism
ranks among the leading papers of the
state. We wish our new friend abundant
success and hope the public will a!L
support such a journal.
Geo. Xearpass. editor of the Herald,.
Marmont. Ind., was a caller on our
Frank Hale, that noble Vandalis
agent from Plymouth measured the
snow on the farm west of this city last
Chas. Loudon. Maxinkuckee meat
merchant, was a caller in our city last
Arrangements are being made for an
entertainment at the school house,
Jesse Stuck, conductor on the I-. S.V:
M.S. By., came down from Elkhart last
week to vote.
Hibbard vs. Twin Lake.
I ilayed a iraiue f bu--e 'all.
I !-! mir to March's niii.
The crowd was feclimr jolly.
Ami tin' weather it was line.
A lioinüer l"t of players
I don't think wax ever foiin.l.
The Hibbard team liaf banded.
The day upon the ground.
The value wa ouickly started.
They sent me to tin hat.
I made two strikes, says Marshy
What are you striking at?
1 made the third.
And the cateher milüed
And to the ground f,.''
I ran like hiui to lirst base
And the iranv be;: an to yell.
Slide Marshy, slide.
Vour running's a disgrace.
Slide Marshy, slide
Stay there, hold your hase;
If some on don't steal you
Or your hatting doesn't fail you.
We will take you to Australia.
Slide Marshy, slide.
It was in tlit second inning
That they called me in. 1 think
To take Mr. Miller's place.
While lie went to -ret a drink:
Sure somethin.ir was the matter
That I couldn't see the hall,
The third that came in.
1'roke my head, nose and all.
Those up on the hay stack.
They yelled with all their mi.uht.
I ran up to hay stack.
I thought there was a fii:lit.
The most unpleasant feeling
I ever had before.
I know they had me rattled
When the jjanj; hejran to roar.
They sent me out to center field.
I didn't want to p.
The way my nose was bleeding,
I must have been a show;
They said on me depended
Victory or defeat.
The Hind man was to look at us.
He would know that we were heat.
Two to one and irosjects more.
Was the score when we pt done.
And everybody there but me
Said they had lots of fun.
The news j;ot home ahead of me.
They heard 1 w;m knocked out,
The neighbors called us in tUv house,
When the jran;r bejran to shout.
The Hibbard literary and musical so
ciety was organized at the Hibbard
school house last Friday night. The
oflk-ers elected are as follows:
J. 1. Allen, president; T. B. Mosher,
vice-president; Frank Shepperd, sec'y;
Daniel Voreis, treas.; Mart Albert,
musical director; F. Banks, marshal;.
J no. Meyers, janitor. The society wilL
consist of debating, elocution, music
etc., of an educational nature, the
board of officials extend an invitation
to every one to join in with them in
making this society one to be proud of
and one which will interest the old as
well as the young. The best of order
will be observed. Meetings will be held
in the Hibbard school house every Fri
day night. SnonTii:..
We do not propose to notice any of
the reports that are current upon the
streets of Plymouth in regard to how
long the Independent will remain
here. The paper speaks for itself and
is a Plymouth enterprise for all time,
nothwithstanding the dirty insinuations,
made for political effect. These reports
were started to injure the standing of
But we do desire to put at rest one re
port in circulation regarding the owner
ship of this paper. Xo person has one
dollar's interest in this publication ex
cept A. li. Zimmerman; and if at any
time they are those who desire to know
his standing financially or otherwise,
they can be referred to some of tho
largest wholesale houses in Chicago, or
other places where he has been in the
We would modestly inform the busi
ness men of Plymouth, that our facili
ties for job work, are of tho best. In
purchasing material for our job depart
ment, we took special care to secure
tho latest faces in the job line. Wo
have one of the best workmen that
could be secured in Chicago, and
mean just what we say, when weuuAK
antee our work to give entire satisfac
tion. All we desire is an opportunity
prove our to assertions to be correct.
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