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iMlEPCMiEMT, Vol. I. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 25, 1895. 1 r 77 SEVENTY-SEVEN DUCK M. Allman's BROWN AND BLACK, FROM $1.00 UP. " They will last longer on your back than, they will on my my counters at these prices. 99 Come While They Last. This is our Special Clearing Week. NO COD. SEEING IS BELIEVING. Must make room for SPRING (i()()IS which are daily arriving. Sineerely Yours. MAYER ALLMAN, THE CLOTHIER. CO yj GO CO Great Bargains IN Chinaware Queensware. We have a (peat variety and a splendid assort ment in this lineapd 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 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 yon know that J. R. LOSEY 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 legitima Le business only. - Away with the Quacks. COATS rT- BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION I Meet on Tuesday Evening and Transacts Business. The Old Board of Directors Unani mously Re-elected. Although the evening was cold and I disagreeable, some thirty members of the Business Men's Association met at the City Hall. Tuesday night last, to make amends for the apathy displayed the week previous. The meeting was called to order by President Mattmgly. and the desire of those present asked to be made known. Mr. Jas. A. Gilmore in a few remarks stated why the meeting had i een railed. ' owing to the inability to do the regular business at the annual meeting, no quorum being present. Secretary Ketcham was asked t read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved. President Mattmgly then informed the Association of the matters wrought before the dhretors Of the dwelt at sonic length on the board, and resolutions sent out bv the State Board of Com merce and the objects sought after. The secretary then read the resolutions. i I. O. Thayer thought it an auspicious time to proceed to the election of direc tors, making a motion to that effect. The president announced that an ex pression of those present in regard to the feasibility of continuing t he associa tion was of the most Importance. lie had about come to the conclusion, tak ing the annual meeting as a criterion, i the business men of Plymouth did not I seem to desire the further continuation of the Business Men's Association. Mr. (J. II. Thayer said he desired to make a motion to the effect, that the business men of Plymouth were in hearty accord with the Business Men's Association, and appreciated the work accomplished by them, and that it was the desire of every earnest and patriotic citizen, and the voice of those present, that the association should continue. II. (i. Thayer here spoke the senti ments of Mr. Tanner and himself, be lieving the work accomplished was of great importance to the city, and thought every one present should give a word of encouragement to the board who were using their time to push the city of Plymouth to the front. Judge Capron also believed the as sociation was the means of doing much good. Though not so much accomplish ed as desired, it tilled a prominent po sition in the affairs of Plymouth. Prof. Chase thought the association deserved credit for standing between the city and hundreds of snide corpora tions that had at different times at tempted to foster on an unsuspecting community. Gus Wolf also pave his ideas of the matter which vere practical. Mr. J. Swindell desired to know what was best to do in regard to the canning fac tory. Although the committee had worked faithfully, no more shares were forthcoming. He was convinced the balance of the shares (fifty) could not be raised, and that some action should be taken immediately. A motion made by Mr. Swindell, securing a second was put by the president, and the canning factory project was dismissed and no further action will be taken by the association in regard to the matter. A motion was then made that the present board of directors be re-elected by acclamation. An amendment to the previous motion, that the secretary be instructed to cast the vote, was unani mously carried. It was so ordered and the secretary announced the same. The following are the members elected: T. C. Mattingly, O. F. Ketcham, B. A. Chase, L. Tanner, J. Swindell, Sig May er, P. M. Burkett, O. G. Soice, B. B. Oglesbee, M. Allman, W. C. Leonard, J. A. Gilmore, M. W. Simons, A. C. Cap ron and Jas. Brink. Mr. Swindell was elected to represent this association as a delegate to the State Board of Commerce. At the conclusion of the business part of the meeting, Mr. Swindell said, that there seemed to be such an apathy among the businessmen of Plymouth in regard to the business transacted by the association, that he had become thoroughly convinced that something entirely foreign to the regular routine of business was needed to stimulate them and create some enthusiasm. He be lieved that if a banquet was held it would have a tendency to draw them closer together. Mr. Geo. H, Thayer heartily endorsed the idea advanced by Mr. Swindell. He had come in contact with other associa tion that followed out to a certain ex tent, the plan advocated, and with marked success. One feature, he fur ther remarked had not been taken into consideration by this association, and that was the social one. A plan should to f emulated whereby tins neglected feature would be more carefully foster- under the notice of all Who BMJ Content ed in the future. plate sending stamps. W. II. Shoop n Mr. Jas. A. (Jilniore had become con- ceived a letter from the asis!ant post vinced that one of the potent reasons master general asking if the parties for inactivity among business men was starting the chain were responsible per the smallness of the membership fee. sons, proving that they are getting to be If the amount was increased, ami the a great nuisance to the postoflSce depart - association merged into a commercial club, with appropriate rooms for as sembling, having social entertainments, banquets, and all other features added thereto to make the gatherings, inter esting, a marked improvement would soon be the result. Mr. Gilmore then moved that a committee of five be ap pointed by the chair to meet and talk over some plan of action favoring the forming ft a commercial dub in Ply mouth. The motion carried. The chair said he would appoint the committee in a few davs. On motion the meeting adjourned. The Farmer s Institute. As announced a few weeks ago, the Marshall County Farmers Institute will convene at the Centennial Opera House in Plymouth, on February Ith and 5th, I8B&, Extensive preparations have been made tor this interesting occasion, and every effort put forth by the executive committee to make this meeting a pro fitable one. The subjects to be discussed are of rast importance to the farmers of this county, and their efforts to attend should be unanimous. Attention is called to the program printed below, which is the official program for this convention: MONDAY, FEBKUABY 4. Montag Saunas, IS:SI s. in. Music Prayer Kev .1 I. Alleiton. Argas. Address of WeteoSM Mayor Jm Swindell, l'iymouth. Response Frank Baker, Bourksa "Shall We Continue to Balte Wheat," T. 15. TTy, Hudson. (). "Wastes ea the Fans ".Robert Enrta, Boarsas. Afternoon Session. l:SOp in. Music. "The lily 4 Combination on the Farm." Cal. Hiisselnian. Annum. Intl. "Tile and Drainage.'. . . Charles Fribley. Hourbon. tod' "( lover vs Stable Manure and Treatment of Clover." T. K. Terry. Hudson. O. Evening Session. 7:30 a. m Mask children and the Farm,".... Mrs. n k Vorsts, Argot, Iteeitation Miss Mertie l'iekerl. Argos. "The Wife's Share,".. T. B. Terry. Hudson, 0. Recitation. Master Etaaef S. Strang. Walkerton. Music TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Morning Session. 9:30 a in. M usic. "The Best Acre. Gardes and Small Fruits." Cal. Hiisselman. Auburn, lud 'What Improvements Can.be Made in Our Com mon School System." C. F. Cooper, Bourbon. "One Way in Which Many injure Their Crops." T. B, Terry. Hudson. O. Aft SaOOB Session. 1:30 p. m. Music. "Reports of Committees on Resolutions. Flection of officers for the smsttSg Year, and Miscel laneous Business." "How to Breed and Feed for Profit.".... Oat Hossehsaa, Auburn, tad. BeeMattoa Miss Blanch Kline, Maxeakackee. "BoriSg With a Rig Auger,".... T. R. Terry, Hudson. O. Getting to be a Nuisance. A letter from W. E. White, formerly of this county, containing a dipping in regard to the sending of stamps to Miss Gorman, of that place. Last week we published a letter received by Mr. das A. Gilmore in regard to sending stamps to a Miss Edna Brown, of that place Mr. WhiM informs us that the two ladies are in the same line. We repub lish the article as it is stated the matter has become a nuisance and they have received enough stamps to meet the de sired end. "Miss Clara Coddington, writing from Kaneville to the Hinckley Review, says it is wished to discourage the further sending of cancelled stamps to Miss Gorman, of Kaneville. She already has more than she knows what to do with. It is stated she has received over eight million and there is no let up. Prom inent citizens of Kaneville, as well as the newspapers of Aurora and the county are annoyed by daily receiving letters asking for information as to the scheme and its legitimacy, very few of them enclosing a stamp, thus making it expensive as well as troublesome to at tempt toreply' From 15,000 to 20,000 letters a day containing stamps, besides numerous packages, both by mail and express, are received. The family have stopped tak ing the express packages and paying the charges. The postmaster and mail car rier are both waxing indignant, seven teen large sacks of Stall matter daily preventing the carrying of passengers or freight. If all those receiving chain letters will at once consign them to the stove they wUl confer a favor on all con-j earned. It is hoped that this may he widely copied by exchanges so as to fall nient. Mauv bushels of letters are still mil opened. The Adleman Trial. All day Tuesday a trial of seeming great interest was iti progress before .Justice Cortoin. It would be unnecessary for us to enter into a review of this ease as the public generally are fully aware of its principal points. There has been so many conflicting reports going the round that it would take the wisdom of a Solomon to render due just ice to the affair. The charge againt this girl was. that she associated with people of ill repute, and thus was liable to the law for this association. At the trial the evidence was such, that the jury failed to agree, standing on the first ballot, live fr con viction and six for acquital one not vot ing. After remaining out until the next morning the attorneys of the rase got to gather and compromised the natter. The result was that the girl Minnie Adleman, is to leave Plymouth for one year, the case being dropped. As our residence in Plymouth is short we are not acquainted with the actual facts in the case, or the parties inter ested. Hut we do believe there are places in Plymouth that are more pro nounced in their character than the place entered last week. If our city is to be purged let it be done thoroughly. There should be no favorites, and h l move should be made at once, and an ' unrelenting war begun and continued to a finish. In the arrests made last week the re ports are conflicting. On one side it is stated that the officer of the law broke down the door without demanding ad mitance, and that the door was unlocked. On the other "side it is claimed admit ance was demanded, and refused. Be that as it may, an officer has cer tain duties to perform and in the per forming of those duties he is supported by the law so far and no farther. If in this case the report that he did not de mand admittance was true, then he over stepped his authority and should be dealt with accordingly; for every citizen be he ever so humble, has rights which the law must respect. But if on the other hand the oflicer demanded admitance and wa9 refused, having conclusive evidence and the proper authority, he had a right to en ter even by resorting to force. Let the work go on, do not stop atone poor unfortunate, but clean out the re maining blots permeating the moral at mosphere of Plymouth. If reports are true there is plenty of room to work upon, and the ofiicers that conscienti ously does his duty will be upheld by the people. A Sad Death. Death entered the home of Mr. Albert R. Webber last Tuesday. Jan. Bd, and removed his wife Mrs. Johanna Webber. Mrs. Webber's illness had been of short duration, only ten days, and was not considered dangerous until a few days before her death. But lung fever, se cured a firm hold upon her, and she passed out into the great beyond. Mrs. AVebber had resided with her husband in this locality for a number of years, and through her efforts and that of an industrious husband had ac cumulated a goodly portion of this world's goods. Two daughters, and a loving husband are left to realize the loss of an affectionate wife and mother. The funeral services will be held from the German Lutheran church, in this city, this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Grobe, of Bourbon, officiating. The sympathy of a host of true and loving friends is extended to the family in this their sad bereavement. A Commercial Club. While the tenor of the remarks made at the meeting of the Business Men's Association Tuesday evening, were in accord on the forming of a commercial club, there were those present who did not seem to like the idea of the form ing of such a club. As no expression was made regarding the matter, it would not be proper for us to advance our theory for the reasons, if any, of this luke-warmness. IS is surely a move worthy of consid eration. One thing oi great importance lacking in the city of Plymouth, which is a drawback to financial advancement, is the lack of social intercourse among the representative business men. It appears they are so thoroughly wrapped No. 1". up in their individual welfare that the social functions tl at have a tendency t draw them together for mutual bsswaM has been overlooked and ncgkcted, ur til something of more than ordinary im portance must attract their attention before they will be aumaid t the tin condition of affairs. l$y all means lei this effort so fortunately brought forth, be pushed to a successful terminus. HUM BUGGERY. The Necessity of Belüg Defrauded Before Being Convinced. There are a few things more d;-c -u: aing to the friend of humanity and it progress, than the apparent desire of I many plc t.. be humbugged. There is hardly any person with Senat enough to go in when it rains, but know ihat in the commercial world, something cannot be secured for nothing, or, W other words, anything of financial value must be paid for. Vet, there is nothing o catching to most of us as the promise : to give something for nothing. No ma ter m what form the offer is made, thousands rush up pel) mell at the offer of the promiser, and even after thej have been sw indled over and of! I again are always as ready for the last new fake that may be presented as they were at the first, If such persons wer.- found nl among the ignorant, or those who never read the newspapers, there would er haps, be nothing surprising about it But they are not. A Wheel Ol fortune at a horse race perhaps takes in nothing but the foolish. But the patent righ swindlers, the illusory insurance com panics, the set up horse or foot race the patent medicine peddler, the foreign grocery seller, reach classes that art ccr tamly intelligent and are ordinarily looked upon as shrewd and sharp. Peihapsthe greatest credulity of the people is shown m their aptitude to fall in with the biggest swindlers and quacks of them all. the traveling doctor andthe i spectacle man. We do not pretend to : sa that all UsOBB who follow this line of I work are quacks and swindlers, but we ! do believe the majority that go from I town to town, are not responsible. Persons who are not willing to place any trust in a physician they have known j for many years, and whose whole inter est lies in advising them fairly and for ' tin- li.t will rim aft,r com,. I. .11. 1 , . v u - if K , n in u 1 I i o. 'Ill V H ' I 4V mouthed swell quack who comes along periodically and claims to be able to cure all the ills flesh is heir to. They will pay an enormous price for Iiis advice or for some villianous compound, they have B0 evidence other than Iiis mere word, that it will cure anything from a tapeworm to an ingrowing toenail, or spavin or bot ts in a horse. Another gross humb.ug of the same class, is just now a sort of fad with many. and that is the slick individual who puts on the garb of piety, ami gulls the faith ful with his taith cure. Still another gross humbug is the spectacle doctor, w ho by some unknown sorcery, hypnotizes the people into the belief that he is the only person in the known world who has spectacles which will make the blind see, and palms off glasses which can be purchased of any reputable optician for from one to five dollars, for ten, twenty and sometimes twenty five dollars. Why this is true is a mystery. Sometimes, undoubtedly, ieop!e place faith in promises from the quack, which no known responsibility, which an edu cated and responsible physician, who has his reputation and honor at stake, would not assure. In the great majority of cases, this success of humbuggery can only be laid to the inherent passion of the people to be gulled and swindled. So long as peo ple insist on being humbugged we do not see how it can be helped. If people insist upon being swindled there are always plenty of sw indlers to occupy the field. The liberty of indi viduals is on? of the sacred institutions of this land, oven though it is the liberty to swindle. So mote it be. But how true is thisfact, that "The 'Sucker' harvest never ends." A Family Momente. Mr. .T. Houghton brought into our of fice a family heirloom, that since 1550, has been handed down from generation to generation. It is a medical work, and though not very large, is full of good, sound, sensible advice. It is printed on old fashioned parch ment being bound together with leather throngs. It can be said that the me chanical and typographical construction is not up to recent date, and it would puzzle a scholar of to-day to read it readily. It is quite a curiosity, and Mr. Hough ton may well feel proud to be the pos sesser of such an ancient document.