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Marshall County independent. (Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind.) 1894-1895, December 14, 1894, Image 1

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Vol. I.
No. !).
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1 Sil)
w 1 uown,
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.
III, "
The Latest Novelties in
U U Vü
And invite you to come and see them.
The prices will suit you.
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A Fact
which many good people overlook, or
forget, in deciding where to get their
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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