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Vol. I. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1894. No. (). Jersey Shin, li) C ents. GENT'S FINE TROUSERS SI. GO. OOOD wire 0 OUR Underwear, Only 98c. a Suit. DR. JAEGER'S SI. 97 a Suit. 51.5 PLUSH CAPS, For 81. OO. MEN'S FINC DRESS SHOE, si. so. so Cent Suspenders, For 25 Cents. A GOOD PAIR OF MITTENS 25 Cents. A 50 Cent Neck Tie 25 Cents. GENTS Kerchiefs, 10 Cent. MUFFLERS 25 CENTS. FINE Black Suit 10.00. THE CLOTHIER. FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS. NOVEMBER CLEARANCE SALE All of our Choice Goods, Overcoats, Clothing, Un derwear, Hats, Cloth and Plush Caps, Shoes for Men, Women and Children, Boots, felt, leather and rub ber. All kinds of Furnishings which were bought under the new tarriff reductions put to the knife to give us the required space for Holiday Goods, and you surprising values that can't be found else where. DO YOU VAKI H! OVERCOAT ? Think of the storms and hlizzards of our climate. Decemher, Janu ary, Fehruary and March, four months of cold weather and then answer us. We have on sale a fine line of Men's and Boys7 Over coats, ranging in prices from $1 to 20. Our entire second floor devoted to fine overcoats. M. ALLMAN, THE CLOTHIER. r - - v - WW t - II Q J C SCO., The Hustling Jewelers, Cor. Michigan and La Porte Sts. Jus! Watch Our Smoke. We have the largest assortment of Watches and Clocks in the county, and Our Prices Sell the Goods. day, Christmas Novelties are coming in every Don't be Too Late. Make your selections and we will keep them for you. We are the most accommodating people on earth and if you don't believe it, give us a call and become convinced. We keep Iii 11 1 Latest, nnrl ÄT.WAVS TTTT7! Lowest. itlOv A New Industry. It is rumored, upon very good author ity that Plymouth may have a new fac tory in the near future. Certain parties have carefully looked over the ground with an idea of locating a plant for manufacturing organ cases, and fine furniture of that class. The Behrens property west of the L. E. & W. track seems to afford good location and facil ities for the establishment of such a plant and it is very probable that it will be instituted there if anywhere in Ply mouth. Such a factory as this one would em ploy a large number of men and be a benefit in more ways than one to this city. The business men and citizens who have any desire to see the'r city advance, and improve, cannot do too much in their endeavors to induce such an industry as this to locate here. It is to the presence of manufacturing inter ests that Plymouth, and every other prosperous city, owes its advancement and it is the duty of everyone to put forth special effort to show to the out side world the advantages which Ply mouth offers as a manufacturing and mercantile centre. It is said that a meeting of the business men's associa tion will be called in a day or two to consider the matter, and in our next issue we hope to be able to chronicle the important fact that another large manufacturing industry has decided to locate in Plymouth. A Bight Position. In last week's issue of the Walkerton Independent, appeared an article taking us to task, also criticising us severely re garding the article in our issue of Nov. Uth, concerning the small pox in that place. As far as the statement made at that time under existing circumstances, we believe no apology is necessary, and would submit the following to them: On Thursday the 8th, reports were circulated in Plymouth, that parties from Walkerton had been on our streets, one of the party being from a house in which small pox had been discovered, and broken out previous to his com ing to this place. Also, through this same party a case of small pox was in this city, resulting from this visit. The Independent, in the limited time before going to press, used every means to verify the truthfulness or falsity of the rumor. Peing unable to get at the exact facts in the case, and still believing that our people had been exposed to contagion, we published, what our brother of the Walkerton In dependent calls an act "of presumption, unfairness and a disregard for facts." We in no way desire to make the bur den of our sister city any greater; but we did deem it necessary to sound a note of warning, and that if the report was a fact, that the health oflicers had allowed those who were under quar antine to leave the premises, they de served censure. It is not necessary to say more on this subject. If the case had been vice ver sa we would have received the same kind of a lecture. And although the editor of the Independent at Walkerton thought at that time we had no good grounds for complaint, we believe he will give us the credit of working and using our best endeavors for the benefit of our citizens. It Is With Us. The beautiful city of Plymouth does not need a boom to place her in the front rank among progressive cities. A steady, healthy growth is one of those necessities that is essential to the ad vancement of any community. This is one of the prominent features con nected with . Plymouth. Whenever a good thing presents itself to us, and the keen, wide-awake, energetic, hustling business men see it they show their aggressiveness and shrewdness, and appreciation of benefits they are secur ing for their home, and without a flour ish and tooting . of horns, they proceed to act. The growth of a city is like any other business or enterprise. The location of a town may be central and splendid. It may have all that can be desired in the way of site, all the elements of health and advantages that nature may be stow, but it will have no better chance to grow into importance on' these ac counts than would the most obscure spot on a barren desert, unless those in terested in its growth and advancement take advantage of the benefits, and, in stead of hiding their lights under a bushel, or even a pint measure, for that matter, let the world know of it, and the great advantages to be derived by investing in the town and by bring ing to it large and important manufac turing industries. The success of most of the noted cities in Indiana or the west, which are favorably know and have become prominent as business centers, has only been accomplished by , the faith of men loyal to their home city and who have in season and out of season persistently paraded the advant ages of their town before all the world. In Plymouth, nothing is lacking but unity of purpose. Our business men's association is composed of prominent business men, and while a large num ber of citizens are not active members, yet they are in accord with its transac tions, and with proper encouragement the future prospects of our beautiful city stands second to none. The sterotyped phrase that such un dertakings cost a great deal of money, or that it will have some political effect upon our city in the future, is a bugga boo, and should be relegated to the rear for all time to come. Pwoom For Improvement. It is to be hoped that during the per formance of "A Clean Sweep," (or any other entertainments for that mat ter) at the opera house on Saturday night some effort will be made to reduce the "gallery-gods'' to a condition of at least good behaivor, and have them refrain from the whistling and stamping by which they usually mark their approval of a performance. The noise and din usually made by these theatre patrons would do credit to an Indian village, but if taken as a mark of good judgment from the young members of a civilized community, it is certainly a nuisance which the cit izens of Plymouth have a right to de mand should cease. The Independ ent is always on the alert to chronicle anything that may tend to the advance ment of our city and county, and though this is a minor matter, it is one in which some marked improvemt would be wel come. The prompt application of a lit tle chastisement in the way of a repre mand would act as a check to these un ruly and annoying demonstrations, and be a benefit which those who ap preciate a theatrical performance would not be slow to recognize. Indiana Commercial Organization. And still the wheels of progress and thrift and enterprise move slowly but surely in our great state. It is aptly quoted in one of the famous operas that has in days gone by been popular upon the theatrical stage, that "Love, levels all rank." Thus too, is the fact, that or ganization, in a just cause, in time levels all opposition that may arise to interfere with the advancing columns of industri al and commercial growth. Through a circular issued by the Indiana Commercial organization, to the lousi ness Mens Association, of Plymouth, which organization has become known abroad, the members met last Friday night in the Masonic club room, and talked over the advisability of the pro position presented to them, of forming a State Commercial and Municipal League. The object of this organization will be to further the commercial and indus trial interests of our state, and other points of interest that pertain to our advancement. The meeting decided in favor of the forming of a state organization, and President C. T. Mattingly and Secretary O. F. Ketcham, were appointed as dele gates to the convention. The call states that the meeting will be held in the Commercial Club Room at Indianopolis at Id o'clock a. m., on the moping of December 12th, 1894. The number to attend this meeting is not limited to the two mentioned above, and it is probable that others from Ply mouth will attend this the first univer sal state movement toward the upbuild ing of our home institutions. And still the good work goes on. Infringement Notice. The following notice has been receiv ed by those of our citizens who have had I telephones placed in their houses. Central Union Telephone Co. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 19, 1801. Dear Sir The central Union Tele phone company having within the county of Marshall, State of Indiana, the exclusive right for the American Pell Telephone company's appliances covered by its patents; and having erected and now operating its telephone lines and equipment in reliance upon such rights, hereby gives you'the follow ing notke: The American Bell Telephone company owns letters paunt No. 4C3.CC9, granted to Einilo Ber liner November 17, 1891, for a combined telegraph and telephone, and controls letters-patent No. 474,231, granted to Thomas A. Edison May 3, 1892, for a speaking telegraph, which patents cover fundamental Inventions and embraco all forms of microphone transmitters and of carbon telephones." Respectfully, Central Union Telephone Co. John M, Raker, Suierlntendent. A copy of the above letter has been received by each of the subscribers of the telephone exchange here, and has been interpreted by many as a notice of infringement. It will however be seen by a more careful reading that it only states that the Pell Telephone Co., owns and controls certain patents, which in formation is not new to any one posted in the telephone situation, and no intima tion is made that the users of our phones are using an infringing instru ments. The patents above mentioned relate only to the class known as microphone transmitters, of which the Make is a typical representation, and in no way bear upon the class in use in Plymouth. The case now before the Supreme Court only affectsmicrophone transmitters and the case cannot affect the Plymouth telephone exchange. We will take pleasure in showing to interested part ies copies of each of above mentioned patents also the patents upon which our instruments are based, all of which have expired We have absolutely nothing to do with Edison or Berliner patents, nor the carbon telephones, and hence, advise our customers to take no notice of the letters above referred to. W. T. Van Vactor, Mgr. A New Deal. While the trials and vicissitudes of the newspaper man are many, and dis couragements more numerous than in other lines of business, yet the bright Hashes of sunshine that momentarily illumate his pathway, doubly repays him for all the sleepless nights and weary days of toil he has been subjected to in his efforts to get out a newsy paper for his patrons. It is throucrh no egotistical desire to parade before the citizens of our newly acquired home, that we reproduce the following from the pen of an old patriarch in the newspaper work; but from a heart full of love and veneration for a dear, tried and true friend, who in the days agone saw something of merit in the red headed freckled-faced kid that used to sweep out his ofiice and placed as afoetida in his paste pot. The writer, Wells Corey is editor of the (Pekin 111.) Tribune, and has given to the world some of the most brilliant and effective editorials from a republican stand point, as are found in some of the most popular dailies of the present day. He says: "We are in receipt of several copies of the Marshall County Independent published in Plymouth, Indiana. This is a new Independent paper, which be ing out of our bailwick will not be benefited especially by any notice in the Tribune. Put as it is edited and published by A. II. Zimmerman, form erly of the D wight, Star and Herald and afterwards of a Lemont paper and as Al Zimmerman is one of our boys, who got his training from us and was for many years the lile and soul, devil and saint, in our olhce, we take especial pleasure in what appears to be a most successful entrance in the newspaper world. The Independent is chuck full of Zimmermanisms, which mean spice, good sense and a due proportion of deviltry, duly compounded with a large proportion of consummate enter prise. GihI bless you, Al. May you meet with the full measure of success, your pluck, your idomitable energy and your large heart richly deserve, is the earnest wish of your old boss but earnest friend, the editor of the Tribune. Thanksgiving Day. According to the declaration of the Governors of the different states, Thursday the 20th day of November is to be observed as Thanksgiving Day. And while we as a nation have gradual ly drifted into the keeping of this day, and usually look forward to the pro clamations issued, it is scarcely under stood why this day is set apart, and where the custom first originated. It is, of course, believed fitting to return thanks to an indulgent creator for the manifested goodness bestowed upon us as a nation for the past year; yet the custom is supposed to be of great antiquity, having according to some learned writers, been taken from the Mosiac law. This, by many is con sidered doubtful, although the Hebrews were accustomed to celebrate an abun dant harvest by public festivals. These festivals were established at the earliest periods. History tells us that the escape of Lyden, the great painter, was made the occasion of great praise services, while the discovery of the Guy Fawkes plot, was observed in England by thanksgiv ing services up to within a recent period. Some are constrained to believe that the custom wo observe was transferred from Holland where the "Harvest Home" is a yearly festival. Let that be as it may, there is no doubt, that the origin of Thanksgiving in the United States is due to the festivities held by the early settlers of New England. During our colonial days they were annually celebrated, and it was recom mended by the Revolutionary war con gress that a day be set aside for thanks giving and prayer. A noticable feature,' Is the fact, that Thursday, the day always selected by the Governors of New England, has been universally addopted throughout the United States. The observance first drifted into the middle states, followed bv the western states, and iinallv taken up by the southern states. Prior to the civil war, the governors of the several states individually issued their proclamation, but during this un pleasantness, and since that time, the proclamation has been issued by the President of the United States. The first thanksgiving service ever rendered in America was in the year 1021, after the first harvest had been gathered which consisted of twenty acres of corn, six of bailey and a few bushels of peas. This first thanksgiving service did not only last an hour or even a day, but for one week they continued to render thanks to the creator for the abundant harvest, as it was to them. The First Time. One day last week one of our old re spected farmers and his wife, who live near Teegarden, decided to come to Ply mouth and have their photograph taken. In the bustle and hurry on this important occasion our worthy farmer friend forgot to do his regular weekly job of shaving, and upon arriving at Plymouth was in a quandary. His wife, after considerable entreating, pursuaded him to go to a barber sh. p. So, with a demeanor something similar to a guilty school boy he entered a barbershop and awkardly awaited his turn. After he received the necessary toilet he ten dered Pete a quarter and started out of the shop. Ueing reminded of the change due him he seemed somewhat surprised remarking: "I thought that was what you charged." Then in a gush of confidence he said: "The fact is, Squire, this is the first time I ever was in a barber shop." He seemed highly pleased with his treatment, and no doubt Nicolay has secured another steady customer. A Creditable Showing. The business of the Edgerton manu facturing company for the past year shows a gratifying increase and the fol lowing facts regarding the business of the year may be of interest to our read ers.4G7,OOObaskets and U0,200 broom hand les were made and sold, necessitating an expenditure of $12,000 for labor and some $1000 for timber. Continuous em ployment was furnished to CÖ or 75 hands. New machinery has lately been add ed to the works and as soon as a suffi cient supply of suitable timber can be secured the Edgerton company will com mence the manufacture of wagon spokes during the winter months. Such a factory as this is a credit to any city and Plymouth may well be proud of having such a successful industrial en terprise in its midst. And He Got Left. We never desire to tell tales out of school, especially upon our brothers of the quill, but a little incident came to our knowledge which we must tell. It relates to our friend Davis, now of North Liberty, but formerly of Knox. It seems he had been down to the latter place on election day, starting for home the next morning. Arriving at II ib bard, and having a little time to spare, he commenced reading the returns and was so overpowered by them that he fell into a stupor, which the rattle and bang of the train for North Liberty could not dispel. When he regained his senses he desired to know how soon his train would arrive. Peing informed that it had departed a half hour before, he savagely folded up his political jour nal, and the last seen of him, he was tearing coupons off his pass as he counted ties between Hibbard and his home. Committed Suicide. v The Pev. A. Klein, pastor of the Ger man Evangelical church, at Port Hur on, Michigan, committed suicide by strangulation Saturday night of the past week, at that place. The Pev. Klein for some time past had been in ill health, and had been in a sanitarium for his complaint. llev. Klein was pastor of the church organized at that place by the late Rev. Pofinger, and was at the time of his sad death, occupying the parsonage used as the home of the late pastor of the Lu thuran church in this city. Caned. Henry L. Jarrell who for the past four years has been sheriff of Marshall county retired from office Monday even ing, on Saturday just as court was about to adjourn Judge Capron on behalf of himself and the members of the bar presented Mr. Jarrell with an elegant gold headed cane as a token of their esteem and regard for the courtesy and many kindnesses extended by him, and a slight mark of their appreciation of his efforts as sheriff of this county. Ex sheriff Jarrell has moved to his farm near Tyner City.