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M (MKS HALL p& 1x1' RIi P' ifr- feil m m rfr7 m$ 1 rC gl II gr' AroL. I. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY S, isa No. IT. (f) (f) I I u tt if) r ' '0. il ' J! ' ' '4 . . 1 :!4 Saturday Sale. tsj M-Wirß ..mt j ii,niii -a ßwy IVfrerc Four Dollar Gets The Most t OVERCOAT ! Overcoats Reduced in Price from I to 4 Dollars. Duck Coats, Mackintoshes, Underwear, Shirts, Gloves, Mitts, Neckties, Trousers, Shoes, Rubbers, Hats, Caps, Clothing, IE FIRE F END Hi The Corner of iMichigan and LaPortc Streets Has Another Disastrous Conflagration. THE CORBIN BLOCK AND KUHN BUILDING 5UCCU.MB TO THE DESTROYING ELE VtENT. lit! GATHER TOGETHER. The Lack of "Water Caused by Frozen Hydrants, Gave the Fire Full Sweep. I AT 0 1 &C& y A 1 tltmci9c f- CI M Li II 1 LI A IXJd ü Ii 11 lirli JA 4jo Good Executions of the Tire Depart ment and Our Citizens. For the third time in the history of Plymouth, a destructive lire has oc curred at the point of last Wednesday morning's conllagration. The first tire was way back in t lie sixties, and at that time a frame building graced this corner A brick building was then erected which several years later, was destroyed. The site was then occupied by the buildings that were consumed this week. The corner building was the property of Horace C. Corbin, who alter each dis aster heroicly went to work, and rebuilt more elaborately. The second building belonged to John Kuhn, who conducted a saloon, and the other by Fred Kuhn, as a meat market. It was at -1:30 when the alarm of fire was sounded, but owing to the high wind at that time, but a few of our citi zens were aware of the destruction en suing on our principal thoroughfare. The department answered quickly to the alarm, anil were soon on the ground to do buttle, lint the feelings of all can be imagined when it was discovered that the lire nlugj were frozen up, and after sometime had elapsed thehydrant near the water works across the river was gotten into condition for service. 'PI.,, t'.in ll-.u. .1 I.-O .,-.-., ..1 1.1- '.I,. !,,. 1 III liie V U.- llI."HMli II 1 i .ll, il'l. andJocafed on the north side 01 the corner room occupied by (lus Wolf the clothier and C. M. Welch & CoV.. jew elry stoic. As nearas c;:i be ascertained, the lire onina'ed fr m a lamp which was setting on one of the show cases it: front of the safe of WYieh 0 Co. WL'ii first discovi-ivi!, the Ikinies v, ere ertop- Adv.iu K.Wise and W. K. rjMer. loss ; Sl.'xü'. insurance for Coibin vv; Co.. lo-s s'J.'oO, with only: TAi) insurance. ' J. A. Anderson cigar manr.ficiurer, 1 The Fn:er3' Institute of Marshall loss .00, no insurance. j County, Has a Most ßue- C. Firestone, about SPW loss, fully, cessful Meeting covered by insurance. J.C. Corbin, had a lo:sof 81,S0, with As has been previously announced, insurance nf 81,200. tl,e Farmers Institute of this county Fred II. Kuhn meat market and build- ! 11K.t in Centennial opera house. Monday ing, loss .iiOJ fully covered with m-; and Tuesday of tins week. Through surance. the elf ort s put forth by their ollicers. Jas. K. Houghton. loss insur-1 a great deal of the successful termina- ance s0i. ! tiou of this infiin-ntial gath'-ring was IL II. Oglesbee, loss sl5,000. ! i.i. FdKuhn the tailor, slfH with .S1Ö0 Th1 :11,...1Ilt ;1,i .ui.n ,,-., s.v ! our intei!e;r( td farmers at th re nn-et- msurance. Ceo. Paul .L'fVi total loss. Chas. P. Dniinii-o i .1, loss 8 P.M. Martin Krhnda'ii t 8100,110 insur ance. Plymouth Telegraph company. si'oO. L. Lguer lost 8LV-0, insurance .V-iV. A. Corbin on barber shop fixtures SSOt, insured for :-7iW. shout srors. Ivllit (iuling did good execution in ffetu.ig the hose carts on the scene of the 'lie. j yet the closest attention was given to Chief lluhnwas everv where giving ; tl,e tulile 'Xfrc!se. orders and encouraging the boys. Allt'r ,he ting was called to ,.r- x . . der bv the chairman, Win. Lrwin, oi Ii rairlc ovn tum nw inurnifiör It f no 1 . x Bourbon township, a song was rendered ings are ine'dnnable, and the eln-its u' ih d t- make them more successful in the future sliould le more ppiuiüii- Mondav in--j iil;: r at an earlv h .ur the -i'ojle began to a-semble at t';e place of meeting, and although the weather was very cold and severe, the number gathered at the opera house, for the first session, was large, and although the interior of the hall was verv cold. water works was told three times to! give the lire alarm, and refused, owing to the fact that he thought Watchman Mead was only joking. One of the sensational reports circu lated during the lire, was that Chief Kuhn was buried among the falling debris. Also that he had been struck on the head with a brick and knocked senseless. The reports were not true. Mrs. A. IL Underwood, wife of Trus tee Underwood, furnished the firemen with abundance of hot coffee. It was truly appreciated. by the Stony Point glee club. Prayer was offered by llev. J. 1). Alierton, of Argos, after which Mayor Swindell de livered the address of welcome. Mr. Swindell in his brief remarks made a few telling points, why the farmers, those at least within a radius of live mile.-, should be interested in manufac turing enterprises located in Plymouth. It wa- to their interest as well as that of the business men, as the benefits de rived Were ill direct keeping with that of the merchant. He al impressed up on the mini's of the voung men and la- Great Bargains F.d Kulm attempted to save some of dies that it was for them to brauch out his goods from the tailor shop, but on!v j from the old ways followed by their succeeded m securim a box of sampled ! parents. 1 mes c.iangcs, and ! Tie smoke being so thick as to make m?o ..-..n-ideratioi, the competition ' further attempt ha.'. ird-u.-. ! Firestone, the harness maker, renn ved I his e fleets across the stnet into the I A I : I d. livi K ii at this tin: : Her suhj.-et -Infi ne: ice' w is hundN-d in a minn-. r woithy of c nuu. ud.i: i .i. Her delivery was liic, wit!- a voice full of sympathy for the sultjee. If Ikt lu a!vr .v.-ul l apply the thoughts p:een!el by thi talleute-.llady.tli' resuh throughout this section at least, would be very marked. -Clover vs. stable m inu"e and treat ment of Clover." by Mr. Terry, was weil handled, and as ne of ; he favnie: - pre - ut remarked, the.-e id.-a- are all good, but you have to take into consideration your soil and oiher important features at the time of sowing. i;vi:M(i -:Mi v. Tlie evening s s;ou was oj :u .l by a so'cg rendered by the Mouy point gh-e c!nb Idl by N; p., weih i:i an artistic manner, then followed a recita tion, '"armer J o .:fs dream." by El mer S. s: ran lt. T P tow:i!ii:. We would emi hat leally give him the !iti of Marshall vnA' V y oral or hi the reu.Ii- ion and i. v.' t If he burasi d air. w here by one so jouug. ThenT. 15. Ter ry opened n on the "Wile's share." lie held that marriage should be treated as a partneihip. That the contracting parties were cipaal partners sharing , equally of the profits and losses. He i submitteda marriage platfo.-in for those i who contemplated matrimony which ; seemed to be iiiite f eatable. We wende j how many will adopt it. It it is very j evident that the ladies were having the ! advantage of their masculine friends. ! The paper of Mrs. II. F. Voreis was a ; most excellent one; it showed that she i gave her subject careful thought, and ! manv of us would do well bv ravimr i some heed to the truths she uttered. Miss Meitie Pickerl bandied her sub ject in such a manner as to evoke from her auditors frequent applause. We think that the editors present should fully un- ! derstand the minutest details pertam i ing to her subject. A Üttingcondusiou to the (.veni'igs entertainment wa a song by the glee club. louay. i; e MiMUri wo: k v. on ni e .'-at a:.u j'v o.-. lie dwelt for nov : menls ;n. :i the advisihili: v of dr.iy i't'f:vvv : ):i Tue-tliy m fo;;:.d ii.ut the c -i o , , , i ' 1 1 Ft!. ing up the north wall under containing silver ware. If a oi me cu-c'.ve! y prompt nu IN China ware AND- A1 ueees ware We have a goat variety and tt splendid assort ment in this line a.nd are selling at exceedingly low prices. Tt will pay yon to call and see us. Also a choice stock of lussbaum & Mayer.. 5 n "PIN 1 Of Ü f w J . LI WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AT The Model "We desire to introduce to the trade our SUPERIOR GRADE Model Imperial Tea, guaranteed the finest in the market, at 50 cents per pound, and with every pound sold until further notice, WE WILL GIVE FREE FIVE POUNDS H. & E. GRANU LATED SUGAR. Respectfully yours, ü. II, ALBERT. Agent. iare t ae 1 the time ures could have been tahen. and wat er found handy, hut very little damage would have re sulted. And even then, after the alarm had Leen jri'.en, if the department, could have received immediate service, the lire in all probabilities would have been ouhncd to tins one room. It was soon made manifest by the swiftly advancing ilanu-s, that to con fine.1 the lire to the four buildings was the work for the liremen to unelertake. and that, owin to the extreme cold weather was a iliüicult task. The llames after reaching the second lloor, dashed through the paperdikc partitions to the north, and then wre only check eel in their mad career by the brick wall ef the Thayer building. The lire then took a downward shoot, and in a few mo ments the interior of Kuhn's butcher shop was a mass of dames. One of the peculiar features of the lire was, that the cigar store of John C. Corbin and the saloon of John Kuhn, did not succumb to the lire until after the clothing store and butcher shop. It is to Le regretted that through the neglect ef some one the loss by lire is so heavy. If the. hydrants hael been in proper condition the lire would in all probabilities been confined to the build ing where the lire originated. It is re ported that the ones who are depended upon to attend to this important work, knew that the hydrants were frozen up, and had all arrangements made to thaw them out the next day. The old maxim, "Never put off until tomorrow, what should be done to-day," has been again fully illustrated. To adequately compliment our ellici ent chief and the department for their persisteid work, would be a difficult task. The extreme cold weather, with mercury swinging at ami below zero was a factor to contend against that re quired nerve and firm resolution, lie low we give a list of the firms eloing business in the burnt block, and the amount of their loss: llerace Cerbin, loss on building $8,500, insurance $3,500. John C. Kuhn, h)ss on building and stock $'.,000, insurance $1,500. (lus Wolf clothing house? loss $8,000. with $1,000 insurance. C. M. Welch & Co., jeweler, loss $ 1,000, insurance $1,000. Frank Nicolay, barber shop loss about $30. Chas. Kellison law office, loss $2,000, insurance $500. ba: eiiient indT I sto:v. ih.uiy Corii.n t'e po? :i,iu of hi-; p;:; c: :: roi'e, but he u:i!o;-' ork iL Ih-j pre vious n safe v. .v; found the the safe cmp' v. Hoc":ir!h"s qrocerv a::c It !' epe: ;ci.v" i ..C . Co." rv e hi t he . iy forg; to a::d v. a n 'he "At open a:: i i In 1 :--.e;;-. . r ;o Itu-ts, and helucr a I v: along that line, his w; ; d to with m i; ked alien io;. er 1 1 .I.' :': c ..t O.'i .; h. it v.:i i -;U- .1 ; b.- e'..i e I .. : .u' an i i tii id I our ( "." ix ma: : :ed th. m Ma; ; ' 'i i a . , i i d ' i--i . ho eL: u f. The Dem-'crai o:;'.ce re::iove-d a gieal tleal of its slock from the sec :al ll iorol t!ie building, prep.iiriu'j; for an imerg- In r '.lei icic ." i'c;.-. io. ,1 ih.oU .:.r !-h::o-:; . i-.- to the a. Id re: 1 hiker, oi lloii ipei w t i ( V. c . i v.: . e ; .- ! 1:.' t " n ! n, i e a I a C'-wriug a 'treat dei.I id jeiiry, in ca:-'e the lire gained headway j u.n;l(,ry j.-j,. a i;umher of very amoiig the frame buildings on Lal'orle : .j !,;.,,, c touched upon the polit ! street. j j0 ;1vp( ;-t ,,f !...' c .urdry. and in regard I M"ayor Swindell was on the ground J to th- iin:inc.al condition. He bthk ve.l ! lieipiiig in the good woik. jiarty linei should he hi id aside. In re- ' Tiie lire laddties looked like ship- gard to Amonean farming, his jioiuts j wrecked sailors after a severe storm, wvre numerous, and tin night if some ii'.' ' .il i. e ked 'ika -'day m than i iie curio:-; farmers of Ma: v. t :s v. n t "op r wive, the old :u.. the ' M I . I ni p:v ! a. )".'.. öaewit n v. hi I iJut they were all in a good humor not withstanding the biting weather. Some of the ladies who were gathered at a safe elistance seemed to think it was all right for the billiard parlor and sa loon to be destroyed, although they claimed to feel badly in regard to the burning of ether lines of business. If the leaders of the Indi:i'i:mh:nt could figure the immense amount of hard labor wasted in valuable papers destreycd, in those few moments, Tues day night, they Would earn an enviable reputation as mathamaticians. There were records that cannot be replaced only by months of toil, and some that can never be replaced. Chief Kuhn was overcome by smoke and heat, and was unconscious for a short time, but soon went to work again with a vim. J. N. Filar, ef hose company No. 2, had the lingers ed his left handliadly Iro.en. J. W. Hess the druggist was hurt by being run over by a hose cart, l'or a time it was consideml serious, but, though badly bruised, is all right. While some claim that the lire elidnot originate frenn the lamp, stating that the lamp was burning after the lire had been discovered, others say it had ex ploded. The furniture belonging to Nicolay's barber shop was removeel from the base ment yesterday, It is remarkable that not one of the large mirrors were broken. The safe of CM. Welch & Co., on being removed from the building found the contents all right. Attention Soldiers, Everybody. The American Tribune Soldier's Col onization Company proposes to organize a sub-colony in this city anel a meeting will be held in Kuhn's hall, Saturday evening, Feb. 9, for that purpose. Sev eral speakers will be present to show the workings of the company. Every body i9 cordially invited to attend this meeting and learn of its purposes. radical changes wore not made soon, the Lnulih farmer, through the half civil ized natives vi Last: India, will compel the American farmer to attend strictly to home consumption. The farmers should begin to act for themselves, and espe-cially when they pay 87 per cent c f the taxes. His story of how to keep the boys on the farm was good, and full of truth. The subject. "Shall we continue to raise wheat," was then taken up by Mr. T. 15. Terry, of Hudson, Ohio, Mir. Te rry is a practicle tanner, giving close attention to the raising of wheat for the money that is in it. lie believed that the average farmer shoulel let wheat alone, unless they couldsoenrich the soil as to bring from twenty-live to forty bushels to the acre1. That e'are should be taken in the selection of the seed, not lung but the large kernels being used. llobert Lrwin, of liourbon, gave a number of practicle ideas on "waste on the farm," which shoulel be heeded by the farmers. AKTllllMMN slslON. This session epcne'el up by iiiumc by the glee club, followed by an article1, on the "lig 4 Combination on the farm." We were net present at the time Mr. Cal. Ilussleman, of Auburn, Indiana, eleliv ered this excellent paper, but we under stand that it was of a high standard, and appreciated by a great many. This subject brought out a great many points which were eliscussenl by farmers pres ent. The subject of Tile and drainage," by Chas. Fribley, of Bourbon, was a fairly gooel article. The great trouble being that he elid not keep to the text. While those present desired to learn some practicle ieleas upon tiling land, he consumeel the greater part of his time in trying to tile intoxicating liquors out of this country. The recitation by Miss Blanch Kline, of Maxenkuckee, who was on the pro gram for Tuesday afternoon session, ow ing to her inability to be present, was en:', uh it m--a..s nioie : it means that the hall e-otirdv are wide ' awake, and are bound 'o i :ke advantage ! of every nrivun k:.g 1 o :d:e their i minds with iir-et'al ktiowledi-e in their chosen v.ra! ion. Thi i a- it should be. : After the lntdute u.u declared ; opened. Cal. Jlusselmaii took the Mam I ' and ga"v can hue rest ing talk out he liest I acre, garelen and small fruits." Cal. is Vti.ui ;i,Miaim iii'ia au . ,.i ii.i-uii. n.un. The way he handled his suhject was a cant ion to our Id friend Sme';. from north township. Smoltz got e-ve :i with him by saying that they raised cabbage in North township large that they burstcd that is the cabbage elid it was an mte-re sting subject, ami we be lieve that the farmers of Marshall coun ty will, as soon athey can, plant eu:t an acre of small fruit on the plan suggest ed. At the close of Mr. Ilusse lman's talk the Hon. C. H. Kecve took the ! staml.to enlighten the farmers of Mar shall county, on the subject ot "Leone my and r.couoiuics." He haiulle'el his subject without glove10, but what puz i zh d us was to know how the farmers were going to raise potatoes on his eco nomic ides, or how to apply them in breeding farm animals'so as to get the best results from your levd. It firms to us that it requires um c!e and brains inste ad of the higher ideas ed' economy ami e-comunics as advocates! in Senator ! lleeve's paper. Metaphysically theSen ! at or is immense; he giatuieuisly elistrib J ute-d seve ral hundred pamphlets of Ids hndure to the farmers tor their perusal. It is to be hopeel that they will not throw them into the waste basket. APniUNOON SlSION. In the afternoon there were several resolutions presented by the com in it tin on resolutions, which were evucurenl in by the Institute, their merritsor demer its you can pass on, as they a:e found in another eolunm of this paper, i'eter Ileim was chesen president fer the en suingyear; J. V. Van (Judder, secretary. Upon a vote of the farmers of the Insti tute it was eleriden! to holet the next In-, stitute at Plymouth. In closing up our account of the past Institute, it was ap parent to all that the opera house of Plymouth was to small to accommo date the people, wemld it not be a good iele'a fer some of our enterprising citi zens to erect a large commexlious opera house in our faircity, whose accoustic arrangements would be more perfect; the light better arranged; that can be better heated and at less expense than the one wo now pessess. We do not wish to be understood to find fault with the management, for we know that tbey dene all they cenild to make the people comfortable. A great deal of the suc cess of this Institute is conceded to the honor of the secretary J. V. Van Guilder, who has been untiring in his efforts.