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Vol. I.
M. Allman's
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.
Must make room for SPRING (i()()IS
which are daily arriving.
Sineerely Yours.
Great Bargains
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
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
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.
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
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
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:
Montag Saunas, IS:SI s. in.
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.
"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
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.
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.
"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
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
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.
The Necessity of Bel├╝g 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
It is quite a curiosity, and Mr. Hough
ton may well feel proud to be the pos
sesser of such an ancient document.

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