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Vol. I.
No. VI.
Iror eo LPays
o o o o
Duck Coats, Fine Trousers, Plush Caps,
Men's, Women's and Children's
Shoes and Rubber Goods.
Trunks and Valises.
AU kinds of Furnishings. Call on me and
save money.
Great Barf aims
We have a great variety and a splendid assort
ment in this line and are selling at exceedingly
low prices. It will pay you to call and see us.
Also a choice stock of
Christmas Candies.
Nussbaum & Mayer.
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
i E 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.
Hansen's Music Store Destroyed
Caused by a Defective Flue.
Carl Luhr's Life Saved by a Cat.
Thursday morning about 2:30 o'clock
Carl Luhr, who is in the employ of John
Hansen and sleeps at the store, was
aroused from his sleep by the frantic
scratching and wailing of the ollice cat.
Springing from his bed he discovered
through the stillling smoke the entire
front portion of the store in a mass of
llames. He staggered out the back
door, and after reviving somewhat, re
turned and secured his clothes.
Carl hurried to the watch house on
the corner of Michigau and LaPorte
streets where he notified "Watchman
Meed of the lire. The alarm was given
and the company arrived in time to save
the frame of the structure.
By the assistance of outsiders two
show cases, a few sheets of music and
a few small instruments were saved.
The whole stock comprising of two
pianos, live organs, six guitars, nine
violins, four mandolins, besides all the
smaller instruments and goods were de
stroyed. It can be called a total loss.
Outside of the stock that belonged to
Mr. Hansen, there were instruments
that belonged to the orchestra and man
dolin club. Harry Corbin lost his
mandolin, Geo. "Wiser a double bass,
G. lilain a cello and J. Hoffman and
Bert Bowells a violin each.
Mr. Hansen informs us that his stock
was insured for 31,000 in the Firemen's
Fund and the Phoenix. The loss above
the insurence he puts at $800. He will
secure a new location immediately, and
commence putting in a new stock.
It is surely a surprise that the lire was
not discovered sooner than it was. For
without the air to fan it into a lively
blaze, it must have been some time eat
ing its way along the side of the roof
and in the room.
"We are informed that the owner of
the property, will immediately proceed
to erect a substantial building on the
spot, and while the citizens of Plymouth
sympathize with Mr. Hansen in his loss
and hope to see him in a short time
conducting his business with his old
time vigor, yet it surely will be a satis
faction to know that a fine building
that will be a credit to our city, will be
erected upon this spot made vacant.
A Great Spread.
Thursday evening, Jan. 3, 1803, Our
Lady of Loretto Council No. 33 C. 15. L.,
had a great love feast. After the in
stallation of their newly elected ollicers
by the deputy state chancellor, a splen
did banquet was spread by the lady
friends of the council, and the evening
was spent in music, recitations, short ad
dresses, papers, etc.
This is strictly a benevolent institu
tion, but this council does not confine
its charity simply to its members, but
has in the past four years distributed,
clothing, provisions, etc., to those who
were in need regardless of their religi
ous belief, nationality or color, as a num-
of our citizens already know.
This council was organized Dec. 23,
18'JO, with fourteen charter members; it
now has 23 members in good standing,
Below is a list of the members as taken
from the roll book:
1'ev. L. A. Moench
Augustine CaraMn
Michael llyan
Peter J. Kruyer
Jerome A. Hall
Ken Welsh
Ferdinand Eich
Francis llar
Anthony Kelier
I-iwrenee F. 1 lager
William Kober
.lames K. 1 lanes
l'rosier A. Hall
John P. Sullivan
Dennis E. Walters
.lohn Miller
l'eter Keller
tleorge II. Kruyer
Charles L. Ulrich
ltev. Edward Hoccard
August 11. Keller
John L. Keller
Edmund J. Hall.
New Banking Hours.
The Plymouth State Bank and the
National Bank, have commenced a new
mode of work regarding their opening
and closing hours, for the benefit of
their customers. From last Monday
morning the hours will be from 8 a. nr
to 12; from 1 p. m. to 4. The banks not
being open for the transaction of busi
ness from 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening
as formerly. This we believe to be an
excellent move, not only for the benefit
of those who are employed in the banks,
giving them a better opportunity to pre
pare their books for the next day's work,
but does away with the tempting oppor
tunity for those who might be inclined
to transfer the large display of cash
to their pockets which the dark hours of
the night would completely cover. "While
tho hours for tho transaction of business
have been continued for some time for
the benefit of their numerous customers
there is no doubt that their patrons will
readily ayjopt tho new rule, when they
learn the reasons of the change.
Some Brief Facts Regarding the In
diana Novelty Manufacturing
Co.'s Works.
It is always gratifying to the residents
of any city to know just what kind of
manufacturing and industrial enterprise
is being conducted in their midst. The
Independent with a view to advanc
ing the interests of Plymouth will give
from week to week notices pertaining to
the various factories here and with that
end in view we visited the works of the
Indiana Novelty Manufacturing Co.,
one day last week.
There are doubtless many citizens
here who have never been inside these
works, and consequently cannot imagine
the vast amount of skill and ingenuity
displayed there, nor have they any ade
quate idea of the magnitude of the bus
iness conducted.
The buildings of the Indiana Novelty
Manufacturing Co., consist of a main
building 20xf0 ft., an addition of 18ix0
ft. with a line ollice building of.t wo stor
ies oOxfO ft. Passing through the ollice
and entering the main building we lind at
once much to interest us. "We are shown
first the various stages in the manufac
ture of the wooden bicycle rims that
have made this factory famous. There
are large amounts of lumber here and
autimatic circular saws soon convert it
into strips suitable for bending. Then
these strips are placed in a large steam
chamber where they are steamed until
they are capable of being bent. Taken
from this steaming room they are placed
within a steel bending machine, turned
around a cone and the two ends clamped
together. Next these rough circles of
heavy lumber are placed in the drying
rooms where they are subjected to a
steady heat until thoroughly dried and
seasoned. After being dried, these cir
cles are handed to the men who take
charge of the jointing of these rims and
this is without doubt the most interest
ing of any portion of the mechanicism
of this factory. A series of circular saws
revolving swiftly under the inlluence of
enormous steam power cuts the peculiar
joint which holds the rim together. Af
ter being jointed and glued these rims
are allowed to dry for 24 hours and are
then placed in two lathes one of which
cuts and forms the outer, arid the other,
the inner side. Then they are handed
to the finishers who sandpaper and
smooth them down and from there to
the finishing department where they are
first coated with hot oil to render the
wood waterproof, after which they are
varnished and polished and are ready to
ship. Every piece of the special ma
chinery used, and which is the invention
of Geo. "W. Marble, works autimatically
and an hour's visit to this factory will
demonstrate the fact that an enormous
amount of inventive ability and engin
eering skill has been utilized in the con
struction and manufacture of the vari
ous intricate machines used in the con
struction of these bicycle rims. It is
only a few months ago that the idea of
using a wooden rim for bicycles was
looked upon with a certain amount of
disfavor by the bicycle manufacturers
throughout this country.
Yet to-day every factory is using these
rims and despite the fact that there are
several firms manufacturing and plac
ing upon the market wooden rims of one
kind or another, the fact that the In
diana Novelty Manufacturing Company
supplies ninty per cent, of all these goods
used, is a good criterion of the value of
these goods and speaks well for this
company's efforts.
The lumber used in the manufacture
of these rims is known as Bock Elm and
is brought here from "Wisconsin.
In addition to this brand of manufact
ure this company also makes a large
number of tennis racquets and base
ball bats for the celebrated firm of
Spaulding Bros., Chicago, and also a lino
of fancy tables.
The power for this factory is supplied
by a 200 horse power Bass Corless en
gine which with a new 123 horse power
boiler has just recently been added to
this plant.
At present the Indiana Novelty Man
ufacturing Company is running night
and day and employs some hundred and
fifty hands. A few days ago they closed
a contract with the "Western Wheel
Works, Chicago, for 43,000 wooden rims
to be supplied during the next twelve
months. They are receiving now about
four car loads or an average of 43,000
feet of lumber from "Wisconsin every
week. v
Taken all in all this factory is an
honor and a credit to Plymouth and one
which will well repay a visit from all
who are any way interested in machin
ery or mechanicism of any kind.
Tho thanks of the Independent are
extended to Mr. W. E. Shilt, who so
kindly devoted his time, and. nuule our
visit to the Novelty works so pleasant.
Railroad Accident. j trade and revenue, are like a feverish
On Wednesday afternoon, while the j patit-nt wh-.se pulse is never imrmaP
local freight on the Pennsylvania road, j l"t manufacturing industries, gives
drawn by engine No. IUI, in charge of ; tone to the financial system, that is al
Engineerltechtol and Fireman "Stormy" i ways lacking in the ("immunity that du
tiable was backing up over the bridge, ! Krds alone upm the load of wheat or
the engine and three loaded cars left j t"r" raised by the industrious farmers,
the track. The cause of the accident. The days begin to lengthen, and ere
is unknown. The probabilities, howev- j lg the opportunities will be propit it
er, are that a defective switch was the j "s f('r these benefits. Let us put ur
reason. The entire force of the train j shoulders to the wheel, and while some
a s'stedby the section men, succeeded in j of mr enthusiastic neighbors removes
a short time in replacing engine and I the '-bumps," push the beautiful city nf
cars on the track. As usual in such
cases, the man who thought he knew it
all, was there in force and many origin
al ideas were advanced and a number
of suggestions made by the bystanders.
Some would recommend one means,
others would advocate different, and if
trainmen had endeavored to carry out
even a small portion of the methods
suggested, it is probable that these cars
would have remained derailed to the
present moment.
Plymouth up to the front rank.
Resolutions of Respect.
Besolutions adopted by the Plymouth
Fire Department on the death of James
Comrade Jas. Moor became a mem
ber of the Fire Department in the year
174, joining Torrent Hose Co., and con
tinuously held a membership therein
till the time of his death, Dec. 21, 1V.U.
He served for sometime as chief of the
The only serious results of this mis-j department, and performed the various
hap was the displacing of two rails of
the main track, but it is extremely for
tunate that no more serious trouble
Of Interest to All.
The Saturday Tribune of South Bend,
published quite an extended article in
regard to equipping the new naval
vessel of the United States Navy, Indi
ana, with a library and silver service.
It is the intention of our beautiful state
to contribute the amount of money
necessary to nurchase the above men
tioned articles, and not only feel a
kindred pride in our patriotic efforts,
but follow out the plans that have been
promulgated by other states. We con
fidently believe that the amount necess
ary to make these purchases will, as
soon as understood by the people of In
diana, be forth coming.
The Tribune enters into a graphic
account of the matter and has an
nounced itself as willing to receive all
contributions for this worthy purpose,
and will receive these donations under
the head of the Battle Ship Fund.
What public-spirited man of Ply
mouth will take the initiative in this
movement? This notable effort should
be at once taken up, and let us fall in
line with our sister cities throughout
the state who are moving forward in
this commendable cause.
Time to Move.
The Independent is in Plymouth
for a purpose, and that purpose is to
use as far as lies within its power, all
honorable means to advance the inter
ests of Plymouth and Marshall county.
At all times and under all circumstan
ces work for its advancement and tell
of its advantages as a home for capital.
which is seeking a place for investment,
and in every way possible to assist our
citizens to reach out and grasp these op
portunities that are presented to wide
awake communities for their benefits.
These benefits as a rule cost a little
money; but after once Secured, the re
sults cannot be acurately demonstrated
in dollars and cents. There is no doubt
if the actual location of Plymouth, with
its enormous body of pure water which
underlies it, ready to spring fourth from
its confines at the touch of the drill, to
assist in the work of progression, was
announced to the hundreds, yes, we can
consistently say thousands, of sagacious
capitalists, who are looking for just
what we have to give them, propositions
would come in thick and fast. These
are not idle vaporings. The people of
Plymouth should awake to these great
advantages they have, and let the world
know of them.
Do not depend alone upon your Busi
ness Men's Association to do all the
work. They need your assistance and
encouragement. Make it a practice
when away from home to attempt to at
least, to convince them with whom you
come in contact, that you live in one of
the grandest, the best, the most fertile
the Eden of Indiana, the greatest hust
ling geographical center, located on the
footstool of the great Jehovah. Con
tribute of your money for this work,
tell it to the stranger who may be with
in your gates, even for a night. Show
him a flowing well that cannot be com
peted with this side of the Dakotas.
Do this, and the news will be carried
throughout the length and breadth of
the land, that Plymouth, Indiana, is
just the spot most desired for those
S3eking locations.
Give this an honest careful and con
scientious thought, fellow citizens, and
see if you are doing your duty. We
know such things are essential for the
growth and prosperity of a town, as
meat and drink are to a growing child.
Agricultural pursuits, while they stim
ulate and in reality are a necessity to
trade, they never ad to population in a
large degree; and the community that
depends alone upon this source for
duties of his ollice to the credit of him
self and its members.
Therefore, be it
Besolved, That the members of this
department all unite in testifying to the
fact that in all the relations of hie Com
rade Moor conducted himself as an hon
orable, upright, conscientious man and
fireman, in every particular. Lud as such
we revere his memory and deplore his
Besolved, That our sincere and heart
felt sympathies are hereby extended to
his wife and children, and other rela
tives, and that a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the "family of the de
ceased, and that the same be spread
upon the records of this department,
and also sent to the city papers for pub
lication. Signed,
Adam E. Wise, )
C. B. Leonard, Committee.
A. B. Underwood. )
Late Literary News.
An old-fashioned sea story full of in
terest and adventure, with a strong love
motive, is begun by W. Clark Bussell in
the January Cosmopolitan. "Ouida
succeeds Froude, Gosse, Lang, and other
distinguished writers with an instalment
of the 'Great Passions of History' ser
ies, which has been appearing in The
Cosmopolitan. A discussion is aroused
by Mr. Edward Bok's article on "The
Young Man and The Church," which
will consume tons of ink before it is set
tled. Just preceding the famous Char
cot's death he prepared an article for
The Cosmopolitan on Pasteur, to be pub
lished Tafter Pasteur's death. But Char
cot has died first, and so with the con
sent of Charcot's executors, the article
is given now. The present "Theatrical
Season in New York" is critically con
sidered by Mr. James S. Metcalfe, editor
of Life, and there are stories by Tour-
gee, iioweiis, anu the lamous Irenen
writer Francois Coppee.
Something new in local theatrical
amusement is promised for Monday,
January 28, at the Opera House, where
a complete minstrel program will be
presented by local amateurs assisted by
well known professional talent. The
musical portion will be under the direc
tion of John Hansen and will be one of
the most enjoyable features of the pro
gram. Judging from the rehearsals which
are now in progress, it is safe to say that
this minstrel performance will be one of
the best amateur entertainments ever
offered in Plymouth. The time hon
ored custom of musical first part fol
lowed by an olio of specialties will be
adhered to and the costumes and drap
eries of silk, satin and plush which have
been provided for the first part, all said
to be georgeous and beautiful.
Farmer's Institute.
Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 8, 1893.
Editok Independent, Plymouth, Ind.
Dear Sir:
Will you please insert the following
notice in your excellent paper:
"The annual meeting of the farmer's
Institute of Marshall CoM Ind., will be
held in the Opera-House, Plymouth,
Ind., on Monday and Tuesday the 4th
and 5th of February 1S93. The foreign
speakers assigned for the occasion are
T. B. Terry, Hudson, Ohio, and CaL
Husselman, Auburn, Ind.
There will be a full program inter
spersed with music and recitations etc.
A good time is anticipated. Let every
body turn out, and enjoy the interchange
of ideas pertaining to the farm and farm
Wm. Erwin, President.
J. A'. Vangilder, Secretary.
I. O.O. F. Notice.
Americus Lodge No. 91, I. O. O. F
will nominate and elect three trustees
for the ensuing year.
Grs Wolf,
Secretary Americus Lodge,

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