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No. 20.
The Clothier
This artist that is playing the Centennial Opera House
piano would not have to make so many exertions if he
was playing one of those pianos Hansen is selling. The
Everett Piano plays itself. You don't have to know how
to play. That means a great deal, but a good instrument
is everything. Remember, there is nobody that can com
pete with the prices Hansen is offering his goods at.
Deal with a man that is in the business and you will
always get the best bargains.
Hansen is doing more business than ever and he still
handles the Estey and Newman Iiro.'s Organs.
Eves are Windows of the Soul.
llemember they are priceless. Take care of them,
as no one will take care of them for you. If you need
Spectacles or Eye Glasses, consult an Optician. AVe
make no eharge for examination of the eyes for defective
vision. Our ability to safely and correctly adjust glass
es is beyond question. AVe guarantee satisfaction and
make all needed corrections and supply and exchange
lenses free for one year.
Solid Gold Spectacles and Fine Crystal Lenses,
3.50. Gold Filled, $2.75. Fine Steel and Crystal
Lenses in Composition Alluminum Frames, 3.00; in
Steel, from 50 cents to $2.50, according to lenses.
Optician of 20 years experience.
A complete line of Watches, Clocks, Fine Jewelry.
Silverware and Optical Goods. Orders taken for a large
wholesale house for Solid Gold Kings any design at
jobber's rates, plain, set or diamond, or any goods in my
line not in stock. Those at a distance can order glasses
by mail. Write for instructions,
u u u vi u u n
and Furnisher.
Spring Time.
Whether the present conditioli of the
weather continues or not, the first note
of warning', denoting the approach of
the time to rejuvenate, has made its ap
pearance. The robbin, the most persist
ent of the feathery tribe has warbled
its first notes, and the blue jay, twittered
in saucy glee. How different has be
come the entire universe during the
past week, for when we speak of the
universe, we mean Marshall county, and
more especially Plymouth.
A few days ago the citizens of our
beautiful burg, were listening to the
croakings of the old weather seers, and
wit h a const ra ined air.l ist less ly t ra versed
the streets with their features frozen
into a stolid expression of indifference.
The boys when they showed their fath
er those little peep holes in their shoes,
were rebuffed by their indulgent par
ents, and informed that times were too
hard. When the heads of the family,
those upon whom the sustenance of
life depended, came down town, they
would gather around the stove, and with
a shiver contemplate the fantastic
shapes traced upon the windows by old
Jack Frost.
But now how changed, while the warm
wave has cast out its influence over this
section of the country, and the ice
bound rivers and lakes begin to succumb
to the benign rays of the sun, the people
begin to thaw out of that letnargy they
had surrounding them, and as you walk
down the street you will espy that same
man who had such an expressionless
countenance a few days ago, with a
broad smile upon his face, and a buoy
ant elastic step, move swiftly along the
street. And as he goes rapidly along,
and while meditating upon the spring
prospects, a robbin chirps cheerfully
from a leafless tree, and if you were
close, you would hear this staid business
man break out whistling some old
familiar tune, or hum some ancient ditty.
Oh, it is line, and we never feel like
laughing at a man when after such a
winter as we have past through, he
should break out and sing, "The Flow
ers that Bloom in the Spring, Tra La."
The Majestic.
iuessrs. jeicnam cc w nson, our
corner hardware merchants, have had
their hands full several days past. The
particular reason of this extraordinary
bustle in their establishment, was the
djsplay of the Majestic Hange under the
supervision of Messrs. Wannamaker
and Lome, who represent the manufact
urers of this popular stove. To make
this affair more impressive, Miss Kose
Sheets, of our city was pressed into
service, and superintended the prepar
ing of the excellent coffee and biscuits,
which though not o represent her su
perior talent in that line, was to demon
strate the good qualities to be found in
the M-jestic Hange, and convince, with
out a doubt its superiority to all others.
The beauty of this range, is the sim
plicity of its construction. Made of steel
and malleable iron, with no castings,
it truly is a marvel. We observed one
feature that will give this range great
prestige, and that is that the draft is so
constructed as to' give the heat twelve
feet of space to traverse before it
reaches the stove pipe, circulating en
tirely around the oven. Those who saw
this range in operation, have been won
as its friends, and it is predicted that
this firm will do a large business with
the Majestic this season.
More Boom Needed.
Our monied men and property own
ers should take a view of the situation
of affairs in our rapidly growing city.
While our business men and real estate
owners are preparing to erect large and
commodious business houses, it should
be borne in mind, that hundreds of peo
ple have turned their eyes toward the
mecca of Indiana.
There are at present a number of
families, some of whom are at present
living in South Bend, who desire to
come to Plymouth, and cannot secure
house room. This is an important mat
ter for contemplation, and should be
appreciated by our property owners.
There is a great need for smaller
houses, and it behooves us to meet the
Death of Mrs. A. Klcepfer.
Mrs. Agiista Kloepfer, mother of L.
A. Kloepfer, died at the home of her
son Wednesday morning. Old age was
the cause cf her death, being 80 years of
age. Short funeral services were held
at her home here Thursday at 10 o'clock,
Rev. (Jrobe, of Bourbon, olliciating.
After the services here the remains
wero taken to Michigan City, where ex
tended services were held to-day at the
residence of her son Mr. Otto Kloepfer,
Enterment will take jdace there, beside
the remains of her husband who died in
How Fast Do You Live.
The pace at which Americans live is
admitted to be quite the reverse of tortoise-like,
indeed, has become so rapid
that an important question at the pres
ent time is, "How Long Can This Pace
Last?'' This question is answered by
such well-known authorities as Edwin
Gould, Charles Pan. Gibson, Judge J. F.
Daly, William Wetmore Story, Prof. Kd
win Checkley, and Dr. Mary Walker, in
Demorest's Magazine for March, and
everyone should read what they say. A
decidedly "sweet" article, "Sugar Time
Among the Maples," will appeal to all
lovers of the delectable amber syrup,
twin with the buckwheat cake. The
illustrations with this are especially tine,
and also those with a humorous article,
"Some Color Sketches," which treats of
negro types indigenous to our Southern
States. "How To Play the Piano With
out a Teacher" is another of those help
ful articles conveying instruction, for
which Demorest's is noted. The story
matter is bright and timely. "Sanita
rian" treats of "How Food Affects Tem
perament," and it would pay many peo
pie to read it, and perhaps induce them
to mend their ways in the matter of
food. Boys will be interested in how to
make "A Spinning Kite," which wil
rise higher, fly farther, and be more fun
than any other ever made. Every de
partment is full to overflowing with
good things, in fact, this is a typica
number of the ideal family magazine
published by W. Jennings Demorest, at
15 East 14th St., for only $2 a year.
A Year's Work at Fordhook Farm.
This is the title of a new book pub
lished by W. Atlee lkirpee & Co., the
well-known seedsmen, of Philadelphia.
It is superbly printed on coated paper,
and illustrated with fifty beautiful half
tone engravings from photographs. It
is intended to present in an attractive
manner, by the united efforts of pen and
camera, an exact, comprehensive, and
impartial picture of Fordhook precisely
as it appears to the average man or wo
man visiting the farm. The following
extract from the auther's introduction
gives an idea of the scope of this little
"Mr. Burpee would be only too glad
if every one of the thousands upon
thousands of the firm's customers from
all over the globe could go to Doyles
town and see Fordhook with their own
eyes; but as this is a manifest impossi
bility with the larger proportion of them,
this little book has been prepared as a
sort of humble mirror which will reflect,
at least, a feeble likeness of Fordhook
and its doings to the uttermost parts of
the earth, and make all people acquaint
ed with the system and processes which
have made this one of the greatest seed
farms in the world, and the source of
one of the most flourishing business en
terprises in the United States."
Although the price is ten cents, W.
Atlee Burpee & Co., will be pleased to
send a copy upon receipt of two 2-cent
stamps to the address of any planter
who desires to consult it before purchas
ing this season's supply of seeds. It is
a book well worthy of a careful reading.
A Challenge.
South Bend, Ind., Feb. 27, 1813.
Editor Independent: In answer to
your paper's challenge from a Mr. Jones,
of Green, Iowa, to run Mr. Engledrum
and Mr. Grant 10 miles, I will enter into
no such a race, but I will run Mr. Ioway
Jones, Connors, of England, M. J. Ken
edy, champion of Canada and Ireland,
Joe Jordan, of Chicago, any distance
from three-fourths of a mile to 10 miles,
either run in Plymouth or Dowagiac,
Michigan, or I will run in Detroit, if
they bet enough money to make it an
object. I will be satisfied to take any
bank in either place as stske holders,
but would prefer some good sporting
man or newspaper. Or I will run one
of each of the men mentioned, each
night for 823 and entire gate receipts
for each race, but if I run one single
race, the bet must be over 50 a side.
Or I will run Mr. J. J. Engledrum,
champion long distance runner of the
world, any distance from threo-fourths
of a mile to 22 miles, for 830 a side or
more, in any place before mentioned, or
will run his partner, Mr. Jones, of
Iowa, any distance from 100 yards to 100
miles for 830 a side. In fact I want a
footrace with any of the II. E. Engle
drum outfit or combination.
Home Seekers' Excursions South and
Southeast via Pennsylvania Lines.
Special low rate excursion t ickets with
twenty day return limit will be sold
March &th, April 2d and 30th, from
ticket stations on the Pennsylvania
Lines to points in Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missis
sippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
lennessee and lrgmia. l or details,
apply to nearest Pennsylvania Line
Ticket Agent, or address F. Van Dusen,
Chief Assistant General Passenger
Vgent, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly
For March.
In the March number of Frank Les
lie's Popular Monthly the wonderful
story of the life and inventions of
Thomas Alva Edison is set forth, in an
article by Henry Tyrrell, with the ap
parent purpose of contrasting an actual
living hero, a modern conqueror of sci
ence, with the dark and sinister shadow
of Napoleon as projected anew by the
curious contemporary revival of his I
sanguinary legend. The paper is ac-
companied with some interesting illus-
trations, including new portraits of Ed
ison, of his parents, wife, children, and
scientific colaborators. Other import-
nut cuuiiiuiuioiis uj mis uuusuauy inn
and interesting number of Frank Les
lie's Popular Monthly are: M. V.
i ..i. a l .11- .r.ii i
Moore's striking account of "The Great
Salt Lake, and Mormondom;" Captain
H. D. Smith's stirritg and patriotic ac
count of "The United States Revenue
Cutter Flag;" a delightful art paper
upon "Cameos and Cut Gems," by Theo.
Tracy; "How Bronze Statues are Cast,"
with the latest works of American
sculptors, by S. Millington Miller; "Bul
garian Village Life," picturesquely
illustrated, by Celia It. Ladd; Personal
Reminiscences of Charles Beade, by
Howard Paul, and of Anton Rubinstein,
by Mrs. W. K. L. Dickson; and a practi
cal article, with many distinguished
canine portraits, on "Dogs and their
Keeping," by S. H. Ferris. There are
good short stories and poems by Charles
Edwards, Louise Morgan Sill, Gertrude
F. Lynch, Jessie M. Andrews, II. E.
Armstrong, Julia 1). Young, Annie L.
Muzzey, Ernest Delancey Pierson, Nor
man Gale, and others.
The liar whom the editor hates worst
of all is the man who, when dunned for
a year's subscription, says he only re
ceived two or three copies during the
year, and refuses to pay. Clarksville
Next to, if not above this one, the
editor hates a liar who takes the paper
seven or eight years, and when finally
cornered for settlement says ho never
ordered the paper at all. Pike Co. Post
But the worst liar of the whole outfit
is the man who takes the paper several
years, then moves away without paying
or saying anything about it and yet says
he is an honest man. Elsberry Ad
vance. Brethern, you all fall short of the
truth. The biggest liar in the lot is the
editor who publishes the obituary of
these aforesaid liars and intimates that
they have gone to heaven.
A Fable.
A rich man had a piece of land on
which a poor mule was grazing. "I shall
harness you" said the man to the mule,
"and make you plow this land to grow
melons on, of which 1 am very fond,
while the stocks will supply you with
food." To which the mule replied:
"If I consent to toil on your terms you
will have all the melons and I shall be
worse off than I am now, inasmuch as I
shall have to eat dry stalks instead of
the fresh green grass, I'll not do it, sir.'
"How unreasonable you are," remon
strated the land owner, "your father
had nothing but thistles, and yet he
worked sixteen hours a day without
grumbling." "Alas, that is true," re
torted the mule, "but then, you must
know.my father was an ass." Ex.
Solicitors Wanted.
The Independent desires to secure
hustling solicitors in every township of
this county, and will pay a liberal com
mission. This is an opportunity for
young men who desires to take hold of
something outside of the regular work
of mercantile life. Give it a trial.
North Township.
Schuylar Keyser is preparing to build
a new barn in the spring.
John Zimers has the stone and timber
on the ground preparing to erect a barn
early this spring.
Mrs. Emma Quails, of Plymouth, is
visiting her cousin, Mrs. J. C. Cummins.
"We are glad to note that our old
friend John Holland who for some time
past has been suffering from a severe
attack of grippe, is able to be out again.
Miss Emma Cummins, of Plymouth,
spent a week in the country visiting rel
atives and friends.
For Sale.
Owing to my removal from my farm
at Twin Lakes, I have the following
property for 6ale cheap if purchased be
fore I move:
Two sets of light double harness.
One set single harness.
Two road carts.
One wagon.
One St. John riding, breaking plow.
One Jersey cow, soon fresh.
I also desire a renter for my farm at
Twin Lakes.
John W. Nichols,
Twin Lakes, lnd.
Questions Asked.
"Congress demands of the secretary of
the treasury a definite statement, and
wants to know, yiMi know, how much
money is needed, and what it is needed
for. Mr. Carlisle immediately responds
that the revenues of the government
aie coming in so profusely that there
will soon hea surplus m the treasury.
Almost the next day the resident is
sues a message to congress demanding
the authorization to borrow money. r.i;d
as congress take the word of the secre
tary of the treasury that there is i.ow or
soon will he a sun his of r-v r.np and
j lef uses to authorize the issue of bonds
ir to pass anv l.na .c'a" bill, the oresi-
dent takes the bits m his own teeth and
notifies the nation that he has already
borrowed over sixtv two millions of
dollars, and has ordered the bonds to be
issued. What the people of this great
country want to know is, what is the
true condition of the government's
finances." Marshall County Independ
ent. The article would seem to indicate
that as there was a large amount of
revenue derived from tariff on imports,
as reported by Carlisle, there was no call
for gold as . reported by the president,
and for which he issued bonds to the
amount of $2,000,000.
I can scarcely see in what manner the
two transactions have anything to do
with, or effect each other. Some years
ago the government executed a large
amount of its own notes which it prom
ised to pay in gold. Later a sort of
"dicker" was made with its citizens by
which the government agreed to buy a
large amount of silver each month and
pay for the same in certificates payable
in "coin." The word "coin" in the cer
tificate appears to have meant "gold" to
the holder of the certificate, at least that
is what he calls for and gets.
Now we will turn to Carlisle's depart
ment and we find a large amount of
revenues coming in, but it is being paid
in this same government paper, which
they are by another law compelled to
pay out to the next man they owe.
We turn now to the other wing of the
treasury department and we find a num
ber of people with a few millions of
this same kind of paper demanding gold,
and as it is a part of the contract, tl e
paper is redeemed in gold and again
paid out to the first man who conies
along with a little bill to settle, and the
next day the same paper comes back in
the hands ot another set of men, and
again is traded for gold, and this endless
chain goes on continually.
Another source of gold depletion is
even worse than this. For many years
foreign capitalists have had large In
vestments in American securities such
as railroads, mining, manufacturing
liquor traffic and banking.
The history of our banks during 15S1-2-3,
was enough to scare braver men
than Sir John Bull. The strikes and de
struction of property by strikers, and
the innumerable bills introduced into
every legislature by pop-gun statesmen
aimed at railroads and corporations gen
erally are sufficient to show any prudent
business man, that securities in that
line, are in danger, and would be safer
in their home bank, even at the sacrifice
of a precasious interest. These securi
ties are now being called home by Eu
ropean capitalists, and have been rap
idly, for the past four or five years, and
what is more natural than that, that
they should want to take back what
they brought here, in gold.
Now what I want to know is: How is
the tariff income, payable in "promises
to pay," be it ever so large to be made
available in the way of furnishing gold
to meet the demands I have mentioned?
How would the unlimited coinage of
silver help it V
There is a nice little pile of silver
coin in the treasury now and the gov
ernment would like to pay it out but no
one seems to want it. Even the silver
senators refuse to accept it for their sal
aries. What the president asked for was
some gold to meet gold payments. He
had too much paper, and asked that
as fast as the paper was paid off, it be
When business men pay off a note
they cancel it or tear their name off, but
never pay out the same note again. The
president wanted to introduce these
business methods into government af
fairs and failed.
AsI write this for information not
for criticism, I await an explanation as
to how the two departments are depend
ent on each other. J. A. Miller.
March 1st the city council will adopt
a new system of accounts. All persons
having accounts against the city are re
quested to file their accounts with the
city clerk in full up to, and including
Feb. 28th. After March 1st, all accounts
must be filed before Saturday noon.
preceeiling regular meetings of the city
It is also requested that all accounts
be tiled for payment at least once a
month, regardless of amounts.
CllAS. 11. JlUUlIES,
Chairman on Accounts.

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