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fr? 3 Vol. I. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, DKCKMI5KR 14, IX',14. No. !). V Hl V-M.-O' 2Zgr m v. Xi m in m WFy m . am m M i. .S2 Im t3 od tu i M ayer Allman, CLOTHIER GENTS 1 Sil) II OFFERS FOR THE HOLIDAY TRADE CHOICE PRESENTS. J m w 1 uown, TECKS, FOUR IN HANDS, DE JOIINVILLE, BAND BOWS, STRING TIES. From 25c up. We lnive just received the largest and most complete line of Xeckwear Novelties ever shown to this community. See it and you Avill be convinced. A Xeektie will make an appropriate present for your u feller." AVe will u Box them " in a fine necktie box, if desired. Handkerchiefs, Japanese Silks, and all kinds imaginable. A list of articles for Holiday Presents. Pllish CapS9 Miraculous values. Mufflers, 25c and up. Suspender Specialties in Holiday Suspend ers, 25c up. Shoes, Babies,Childreirs, Men sand W omen Shirts, Night Robes. Trousers, for nion, great values. Overcoats, Up stairs. Ill THE CANNING FACTORY. S. IMS III, " OVERCOATS AND FURNISHINGS. WE HAV The Latest Novelties in U U Vü 6Z And invite you to come and see them. The prices will suit you. j. w n n 9 DRUGGIST. A Fact which many good people overlook, or forget, in deciding where to get their EYE GLASSES and SPECTACLES, is properly fitted glasses are absolutely essential to correct the defects of the eyes. Improperly fitted glasses are most as bad as none. Did you know that J. R. LO SEY has made glass fitting a study for sever al years and has purchased one of the finest Optical and Testing Cases, and Lenses made ? He is here for legitimate business only. Away with the Quacks. The Meeting Called to Contemplate This Move Proves Beneficial. As announced by postal cards sent out by the Business Men's Association, the meeting for the purpose of talking over the feasibility of erecting a can ning factory at Plymouth, was held at the city hall, Monday afternoon. Mr. Babbitt, of Oaktown, Ind., was present at the solicitation of the associa tion, to explain the complications that generally arise upon such occasions. Mr. Dabbit, being an experienced work man along this line, his remarks were listened to with close attention. The proposition laid before the assoc iation by Mr. Babbitt, was in substance: That he would come here and take charge of the canning factory if it would be erected by a stock company, taking one half of the net proceeds as his salary. To some this might appear as exhorbitant. But when carefully an alized, it will be found to be the best plan that could be proposed. The suc cess of the undertaking, and in fact, the receiving of sullicient revenue to pay him for his work, would depend we might say, wholly upon his individual efforts in bringing the venture to a suc cessful paying investment. Mr. Babbitt, with the experience he has in this line of work, would not un dertake to build up this kind of busi ness here, unless he was confident that the locality and surrounding country were first class for this feasible enter prise. "We are glad to see our Business Men's association take active steps in this di rection, and the hearty co-operation of farmers around Plymouth should be given, as they will be able to derive benefits by the location of a can ning factory at Plymouth. It is a pay ing investment, lloopston, 111., to-day, owes her prestage to the location of a canning factory at that place, and when the shipping season arrives, train loads of their manufactured produce leaves that city to be used throughout the United States. By all means let this industrial move ment be pushed to a finish, and the out come will be freighted with good results. ROBFERY AT THE DEPOT. Sneak Thief relieves a Woman of nearly five hundred Dollars. Mrs. Henry (Iray of llochester, while standing near the stove in the waiting room of the L. 1'. A: V. depot in this city, about 5 p. in. Wednesday, was the victim of a sneak thief. Mrs. dray had a small black bag containing 8b0 in notes 'and 815 in cash, hanging on her arm, when a young man who had been loating around the depot all the afternoon entered the waiting room, leaving the door wide open and snatch ed the bag and contents breaking the hsndle, and dashed out of the doorway, ran north on the track. Mrs. dray's screams alarmed the agent and those around the depot andquite a number of men started after the thief who man aged to distance his persurers. It is supposed that he took to the woods north of town. Telegrams were sent to South Bend, Elkhart and other places, and it is only a matter of time till he will be arrested. The man is discribed as ab ut 22 years of age, some 5 feet 8 inches in height.clean'shaved with coarse features and Hat nose. Mr, dray arrived from llochester on Thursday, and will leave no stone un turned to trace his missing property. Plymouth's Mail Service. Few if any of our citizens, except those who are, or have been at some time connected with the Postal service here, know or have any definite idea of the magnitude of Uncle Sam's busi ness represented here in Plymouth. In order to fully grasp and understand the working of this post office one should get up early in the morning, say 5 a. m., and make a line for the P. Ft. AV. & C. depot, in time to see the fast pa per train, No. 6, and the east mail Xo. 15 unload the Chicago dailies. The Herald, Times, Tribune, Inter-Ocean, and in fact all the Chicago dailies are transferred at Plymouth for Logansport, Frankfort, Peru, Wabash, Huntington, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and all the large cities of central and southern In diana. The Vandalia morning train which passes through Plymouth, going south at ( a. in., lias connections for nearly all the east and west, and south western trunk lines, which enables the publishers to get their papers into the hands of their readers much sooner than by any other route, while tho citi zens of Plymouth can, and many do read the morning papers as soon as the citizens of Chicago, where they are pub lished. It requires two horses and a !arge bag gage wagon to transfer this mail from the P, Ft. AV. C. depot to the Vandal ia depot, and two men to load and un load it into the cars. Still farther, very few of our citizens realize the vast amount of mails passing through the Plymouth post oflice, which is made. a letter transfer otlice for many of the fast trains carrying mail?. Let ters for the larger cities east of South Bend, on the L. S. B. B. are transfered through this otlice from train No. 7. The Postmaster, Mr. Jilson, tells us that the Plymouth otlice receives eighteen and dispatches seventeen mails every twenty-four hours. Very few of our citizens are aware of the great amount of mail handled in this otlice bv Mr. Jilson and his assistant, and very few cities the size of Plymouth can boast of such good facilities for quick dispatch of their letters and other mail matters. It is something that every citizen should be proud of, we think they are, and we will say right here, that it will not be many years with this steady increase, until Uncle Sam will build an oflice of his own in our neat and thriving little city. v Your Own Town. Next to the abiding interest which every enterprising man has in his own individual possessions, is the pride and satisfaction one feels in seeing his town prosper and its people happy. AVe do not alone mean this for Plymouth, but every other town in Marshall County, The town or community where business itself is the important interest of build ing up and sustaining home interests is generally enterprising and prosper ous. It is a fact that needs no argu ment to prove, that too many men, sel fish to the extreme, are envious of their neighbor's prosperity, and hence we see many who patronize foreign establish ments for nearly everything they need rathe- than buy at home and help their to -n. These people seem to think that the articles bought in some large city are.tetter than those offered by the home merchant. Their short sighted ness Joes not permit them to look ahead and see that their own interests are identified with those about them, and with whom they are continually coming in contact in every day affairs of life. AVhen a man gets so elevated above the community in which he lives and is dependent upon for his support and business patronage, that he cannot get anything good enough for him without sending to some other city for it, he had better pull up stakes and move. The town is better oft" without him, and his place could better be tilled by some one who would take sullicient interest in the town in which he lives to do his trading at home, and thus keep his money in circulation in his own section. In fact, if you wish to kill a town ami invite hard times to your door import every thing you can and export as little as possible. If you would help yourself and those about you, import as little as possible and export as much as possible. Patronize hme merchants and me chanics, your own papers and citizens and see what a great difference it will make. Y. M. C. A. Rooms. Several of the prominent young men are talking over the feasibility of or ganizing a Young Men's Christian As sociation in Plymouth this winter. No more commendable undertaking, in our estimation, could be entertained. One of the mistakened ideas in con nection with this popular organization is the impression received by a number of people, that it is composed entirely of young men who are members of some church. This is erroneous. This or ganization takes into its fold as mem bers those that are not connected with any church society, and its usefulness has been marvelous in the past ten years. It is to be hoped that this movement toward the organization of such a so ciety will receive the hearty support and sustainance of our people. The need of some good home-like place, where an evening can be spent profitably, is surely one of the needed improvements of Ply mouth. Such a habitation, under the management of the Y. M. C. A., will be the foundation of much good, and no doubt will receive the co-operation of all. Order of Equity. A council in the order of Equity to be known as Plymouth council No. 150 was organized hero on Tuesday evening last, at the Boss House. The following were the ollicers elected; AVm. E. Everly, Chief Councelor; II. C. Piotsman, Vice Councelor; Joseph A. Anderson, P. (J. C; AV. E. Peterson, Secretary; James A. (J ilinore, Treasurer; Cha's. E. Beynolds, (luardian; AVm, E. Leonard jr., Collector; Dr. 1). C Knott, Medical Examiner; L. H. Vanscoiak, Inner Guard; Bollo Bennett, Outer duard; V. S. O'Brien, Frank Downy, Henry JIauk Trustees. Commissioners' Court Notes. The following is the disposition of matters by the Board of Coiiiinisionenf since our last report; The llochester Bridge Company was paid the hum of 82.ojih.50 for construct ing six bridges in various parts of the county. The report of the reviewers, appointed on the John Kline ditch in Union town ship, tiled a report sustaining the action of the first viewers. The Board accepted it and ordered a final report to be made on Tuesday, January löth, 1S'.5. The costs of the review were assessed against tne renionstrators. A new ditch petition, affecting lands in Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties, was filed this term by Joseph Armey, et. al., and the viewers appointed by the various Board of Commissioners met at Bremen on Dec. 12th as ordered, and proceeded to view the same. The men appointed from this county were: AVilliam J. Benner, August AVeisert and Achilles North. The ditch is practically the north fork of Yellow river. The Dillon ditch, Marshall and Fulton counties, was established by the Board of Commissioners of said county and a final report ordered. The poor reports of the various town ships were accepted and approved. A number of bridge cases were con tinued. The Board appointed Oliver Morris, as Justice of the Peace, and John F. Cromley, as Constable for Union town ship. The remainder of the time of the Board was occupied in passing on the unusual number of bills presented. The Board made provisions, for the county surveyor to employ one person to assist him in keeping the bridges of the county in repair, at 81,50 per day The petition of the county treasuer to move the cash counters so as to pro duce more working room behind them was dismissed by the Board. Superintendent of the county farm, Bunch, was granted permission to have two hundred cords of wood cut al seventy-live cents per cord. A contract was made with Dr. J. AV. Edson, by which the latter agrees to minister medical aid to the poor of Bour don township for 81 00 per year. A contract was also made with Sam uel Parker, as county attorney for nine mouths for 300. The surveyor was granted permission to purchase a chain and rod for the county. Death of Mrs. Dora V. Sullivan. On December 5th, 1S'.1, death claimed as his victim, Mrs. Doia V. Sullivan, who leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her untimely death. The deceased at the time of her death was at the home of her father. Mr. Mar tin, who resides two miles east of In wood. Mrs. Sullivan at the time of her death was 21 years 10 months and 32 days old. The funeral services were held at her father's residence J. 1). Coverston ollic iating. A large concourse of friends at tended the sad rites, and gave heartfelt tokens of their sympathy for the be reaved relatives. Practical Christianity. It is far from our motive to surmon ize or in any way outline a policy or method that should be adhered to, or followed.'.by those who teach the Divine word of truth, or those who are the fol lowers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Far be it removed from us, the thought that we are competent, able or worthy, to give in the slightest way, an insight in to the course a Christian man or woman should pursue. But sometimes there does appear to the worldly mortal who looks upon the Christian religion as something that should shine above all else of earthly mien, an idea of worth. So therefore, while we may express our views upon certain points from a prac tical, not theoretical standpoint, we feel confident no offence will be taken. The one point we desire to touch up on in the main, could be designated the social one. How many strangers there are that enter the sanctuary of dod, that receive the encouragement they truly deserve? Perhaps they are miles away from home, maybe not in the habit of attend ing religious services. Yet, being away from home, time hanging heavily upon their hands, wend their way to some place of worship, and, generally feeling timid, take the seat near the door. A soul-stirring senium is preached; the pastor perhaps, tells pathetical the story of the prodigal son, and in his mind eye vividly portrays the return of the penitent wanderer whom the in dulgent father had mourned over as lost. The heart of the stranger who has en tered your gate is stirred with strong emotions. No doubt, his thoughts dwell upon his past life, and the teach ings of a Christian mother; and while he thus n fleets, that spirit of gcoiiü- ness presses Itself upon him, and he think?: "I ought to l,e a better man." The services end: and as the vast throng passes out of the house of dod he hesitates. Oh why does not some Christian brother or sister see this st lan ger: a hand pressure, a kind word, may result in turning him back toward the path of rectitiuK1. But no. They pass him by. The pastor, though he may have noticed the stranger, is talking to some member of his I'oek. and the man. whom perhaps a kind word of enquiry might have changed the course of his life, passes out into the darkness with bitter thoughts in his heart. A simple illustration will ghe some insight into this subject. It was Sunday evening. The pastor, who was a dod-fearing man, and who in his heart was praying for the salva tion of souls, announced his text. His utterances were fervent. And as he dwelt upon the humane actions of Jesus Christ while among men, his voice trem bled with suppressed emotion. He grew eloquent as he told how the Savior of men stretched forth his hand and healed the sick, raised the dead, and caused the blind to see. His vivid pic ture draw from life, of the man who ap proached a friend in distress and giving a hearty firm grasp of the hand, and in a sympathetic voice whispered, "CS od bless you," was truly sublime, and would have moved a heart of stone. But the fruits of that sermon were turned to ashes, when he retired from the sacred desk, by not taking advantage of that eloquent and touching appeal, and seek ing out the stranger who had came within his gate, but passed quietly out of the sanctuary believing he had done his duty. AVere his actions intentional? Cer tainly not. But through the oppressive thoughts that may at that time weighed heavily upon him, he did not realize the golden opportunity. The Family Pig. The family pig is an institution. Just now is the time, when he has assumed the proportions to make him ready for the butcher's knife and scalding tub or to furnish luscious feasts of sausage, souse, head-cheese, etc. AVhat splendid opportunities, what fascinating gastro monicanticipations loom up before one's imagination, in view of laying of the carcass of the fatted pig in the cellar; AVhat a realizing sense of enjoyment is found in feasting on the jucy, tender, sweet snare ribs. I low one's mouth waters when he thinks of the hot, crisp buckw heat cakes accompanied with well fried tender loins, and the delicious pork gravy. What store s of rich doughnuts and pies of brittle crullers are photo graphed on his mind's eye, the mere men tion of which recalls his boyhood days when he used to steal into the pantry and stuff his pockets full of these delicacies to feast on during schooi houis, or trade to his school mates for tops, for balls, slate pencils, or other articles of his boy ish desires. How much happiness and solid comfort, how much peace and harmony in the family, how much even the peculiar political economy of the union, depends upon the family pig, is a question of such importance, that it is worthy the attention of the master minds of the nation. "The Burglar." This popular four act comedy drama, made its appearance at the opera house Saturday night last, and presented 'The Burglar," to a large and apprecia tive audience. This company is under the management of AV. E. Seammon, and directed by A. Q. Seammon. In speaking favorably of the perform ance, we believe we echo the sentiment of all present; and from the rising of the curtain tin the first act, the atten tion and sympathy of the audience was in harmony with the well rendered play. To attempt to dellne the star of this excellent company would not be just, as each character was well sustained. One feature of the evening deserves espec ial mentioning, and that is, the excep tionally good order and attention given by the boys, a large number of whom were present. No more orderly gather ing has, in our estimation, ever been seen in the opera house, than that of Saturday night last. The management of Centennial opera house deserves the approbation of thea tre going people, for the excellent com pany they secured, and there is not tho slightest doubt that if their efforts to please their patrons in the future are as successful as placing on the boards The Burglar," they will be patronized by crowded houses. Adjourned Meeting. The adjourned meeting of the city council will meet at the city hall Mon day night next. This meeting will be held upon this date owing to the regu lar meeting night Dec. 21th coming on Christmas eve.