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Mlfml) www h WkMJ$WMJ I Vol. I. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 15,1895. No. 22. A Comic L WO ii JL New and Stylish Trousers Wonderfully Reduced. Call in and see them and get prices. Will make you a Suit to your order. See my Line of Samples. IAI1 1,11 PITS, 050 1 UPWARDS. Will make you Don't my line of o z rioAUmae CLOTHIER. TH AÄUTUYllUJÖtl ONE YEAR FOR &1 Have yon ever seen the MARSHALL County Independent? Have you ever read it? If not, this is your opportunity. Until the 1st day of April, 1895, this un precedented offer is for you. ONLY ONE DOLLAR. We will also give with one year's sub scription for the Independent. "Coin's Financial School," or "A Tale of Two Nations," for SI. 1 5 postpaid to any address within the United States. Samples of the Independent mailed on application. THE MOST RELIABLE SMOKE, State Seal cigar, 5 cts. MANUFACTURED BY C. W. CHAPMAN, - WARSAW, IND. L (ELL... PAIR. a Suit to your order fail to see Piece Goods. 9 E nn V 1 VV -SI CONTENTS. 'a;f 1 observations. Comnilss.ioners Keport in Full -Council I'ro-ceedlnss. P.:k 2 1- ijilit in a eiir.rch in Omaha Ilaoe War in Colorado Pith of tlie News, from all over the wonu Mranirlea the eto. Account of the Leg islature i-im ai Indianapolis. PAG 3 Paul unon an Iowa Hank Snark from the Wire. ;k 4-- Kditorials Out on a Strike Popularity of the xoErKNUKNT Additional Local-. Pa (i v. - General Local News. Pack 6 Tonics for Fanners Steamer irfvs down in the Ohio river tireat loss of tife Hayward. of Minneapolis, found guilty of the munter of Cath erine Ging A scare saved his life. rvr.E 7 Johnny Hull will soon own Us. List of the noldlnsrs of F.nirlish aristocrats Pulse of tlie resh Indiana State News-Indiana Legislature Doings "Yankee lioodlers." PACK 8 Cressner & Co s. Ileal Lstate iransfers. Observations. For several weeks past we have ob served with interest, elTorts put forth in villages throughout the adjoining states to secure an ordinance making the li cense for peddlers and non-resident auctioneers so high, as to be virtually prohibitive. It has been favorably com mented upon by different papers. This is an excellent move if carried out in the proper spirit. The newspaper man is the first to come to the front and con demn this mode of depriving the busi ness man of his locality of their deserv ing patronage. But how is it on the part of some of those who cry the loud est against this imposition? Our mind is brought to bear upon certain business men in Plymouth, who have come under our observation along this line since our short sojourn here. They had grievances the same as above mentioned, wherein men dealing in the same line of goods, who paid no taxes or supported familes in our city, came here to do business for a few days, then vamoose." "We were approached re garding the matter, and did refer to un fair competition. It was but a short timu subsequent that we approached these same parties in regard to adver tising. There answer was: "They did not think it necessary to advertise, they were so well known." It is a fact, that when a "bummer" comes to Plymouth whose line of trade competes with them, they expect the newspapers to take up their light. And what is the actual fact in the case: Look over the files of your home papers and you discover this peddler has spent more money in the publisher's office in his two or three days sojourn than the kicker has dur ing the entire year. Yes, we believe in protection, and such protection to, that benefits tlie merchants of our city above all comers. But we do not believe in that kind of protection that helps the merchant, while the printer goes begging for the work that unfair competetion secures. There is no business in a town that be gins to do for its patrons, gratituously than the newspapers, and their influ ence for good is greater than any other single influence exerted, if used in the right direction. We observe the Nappanee News tells something of interest to its readers in regard to money contributed toward public enterprises. It remarks that during the past ten years the money given for such enterprises, if made pub lic, would not only be startling to out siders, but also an object lesson for a method of building up a city. The Walkerton Independent, in com menting on the wail of dissatisfaction of the News, says: "If all the sums of money which have been donated toward public enterprises in Walkerton during the last ten years were published, the figures would also be startling." Now there is food for thought. Whether the shot of Brother Endley was intended to bo sarcastic, and in tended to denote the sleepiness of that village, we leave our readers to infer. But here is an object lesson we have an opportunity to illustrate to our above quoted friends, which we cannot help but utilize. Have you people a wide awake busi ness men's association; an association that keeps its eyes open for something that will prove beneficial to the welfare of your different cities ? That is one of the most important features of pro gressive city. Now Plymouth has got this essential feature, and ero the hard earned dollars of her citizens go to assist some heralded enterprise, the closest scrutiny of the board of di rectors of our business men's associa tion must pass favorably upon it before a move is made. This one feature, gentlemen, is the key note to our suc cess. And while we speak of success, just for the purpose of gaining valua ble information, keep your eye upon our movements this com ins? summer. A gentleman of an observant turn of mind was in our city Saturday of last week, and in conversation with some of our business men coincided with our utterances of last week in regard to the erection of a modern hotel in Plymouth. lie stated that the state of Indiana could not produce a more lucrative lo cation for a first class hotel than Plym outh. The reputation that our beauti ful lakes have abroad, makes this feature a necessity. We have been informed that at Max- enkuckee great preparations are going to be put forth to make that place very attractive for their summer patrons. Of course a greater majority of these peo ple will pass through Plymouth, and will need hotel accommodations. Are we going to be prepared for their arrival ? While we are trying to locate every thing that is of interest to the people of Plymouth, we might ad for the benefit of our city dads, that there are a num ber of complaints made in regard to the condition of the Garro street bridge, across the river. It is said that it is in need of repairs badly. We have not examined this structure, but of course give them this information so that they can act in accordance to the necessity of the case. Council Meeting. Meeting was called to order at 7:50 p. m. ah the counciimen, mayor ana city clerk being present. Minutes were read and approved. II. Corbin filed a petition as J. C. Kuhn, F. II. Kuhn and II. Corbin were rebuild ing where they lately burned, and as the city and themselves would be liable for damages if anyone would be hurt, that the west side of Michigan street and north side of La Porte street, and side walk in front of said building be kept from public use and allow them the use of the same for the construction of said building. It was moved by Councilman Tibbetts and seconded by Councilman Maxey that prayer in petition be granted. The motion was carried. It was moved by Councilman Maxey and seconded by Councilman O'Keefe that petition of John S. Bender for cut ting down South street, be referred to the street and alley committee. The motion was carried. It was moved by Councilman Heyn olds and seconded by Councilman Maxey that the bill of the Plymouth Republican of 'J for printing the ordi nances changing the fire limits, be re ferred to the city attorney and he to re port at the next meeting, as to the pro priety of the city paying the bill. A vote was taken which was as follows: Tibbetts, no; Bailey, no; Gretzinger, no; Tanner, no; Hughes,'!; Maxey, I; O' Keefe, I and Reynolds, I. The mayor records his vote no, and declares the motion lost. It was moved by Councilman Maxey and seconded by Councilman O'Keefe that the Republican bill be not allowed. The vote resulted in another tie and the mayor voted no, and the motion was declared lost. It was then moved by Councilman Bailey and seconded by Councilman (Jretzinger that the Republican bill be allowed. The vote being a tie the mayor voted I, cast the deciding vote. The motion was declared carried. It was moved by Councilman Tibbetts that the city attorney be instructed to prepare an ordinance putting lots 4, 4 and 48, into the fire limits. (Lots 4, 47 and 48 are the Williamson lot, engine house lot and the Briggs lot.) The mo tion was seconded by Councilman Bailey and by a vote taken was carried. It was moved by Councilman Tibbetts and seconded by Councilman Bailey that the report of the street and alley committee, be received, tiled and placed on record and the sidewalks be ordered built. The motion was carried. Moved by Councilman Tibbetts that bills be allowed. Motion carried. Moved by Councilman Bailey that the street and alley committee and city con fer with the county commissioners and prosecuting attorney in relation to build ing new bridge across the river (Bi own lee bridge) and report at next meeting. Motion was carried. Moved by Councilman Reynolds that the chief of lire department and super intendents of water works open all hy drants of water main9 and slush them out wherever they may deem necessary. Carried. Councilman Tanrer moved that the report of sewer and drain committee be received, filed, and placed on record, and that the committee on sewers and drain be authorized to purchase tile sullicient to carry off water. Motion was carried. On motion of Councilman Bailey the street commissioners report was re ceived and filed. It was moved by Councilman Maxey that the committee on sewers and drains be instructed to purchase two car loads ' of sewer tile. Carried. It was moved by Councilman Maxey that the report of the superintendent of the water works be received, tiled and placed on record. Carried. Councilman Maxey moved that they adjourn. Motion was carried. The following bills were allowed: Napoleon Sherman, labor 8 .50 Chas. Ebil, labor 50 I. F. Lauer, labor 50 Carl Reynolds, labor 1.00 J. F. Bentz, shop labor 1.15 W. M. Kendall, oil 2.05 Geo. Null, labor 4.70 David -Wiser, labor 5 .00 II. G. Thayer & Son, tile 9.00 Plymouth Republican, printing.. 'J.00 W. E. Reynolds street commis'rs. 1U3 Stansbury & Co., coal 13.73 Nussbaum & Mayer, groceries. . . 22.57 F. II. Kuhn, (cleaning hose) 23.10 Chas. J. Eich, labor 47.G8 Star Refining Co., oil 77.78 Commissioners Court. Commissioners court met last Thurs day and the following is the business transacted: Clinton Jones, Alexander Newhouse and Ezra Jones, who were heretofore appointed new viewers to view a route for location of road in Green township, filed their report. John Leffert and Joseph, by their at torney, Chas. P. Drummond, filed re monstrance for damages against the lo cation and establishment of the high way petitioned for in this cause, before the board. The board appointed James Smith, William Scott and John Davis reviewers to assess damages, if any, that said John Leffert and Joseph Leffert will sustain by the location of a public highway as prayed for in this cause and said reviewer will on the 11th day of April 1S'.5, meet at Levi Allemans, in Argof and proceed to review said route and make a report of their doings to the auditor's ollice of Marshall county at least ten days prior to first Monday in June, 1S'J5: and this cause is continued. James B. Snyder, Philip Ileckeman and John S. Wisler; heretofore ap pointed new viewers to view route, pro posed location of public roads in Ger man township, filed their report. Jos eph Balsley and Jacob C. Balsley have filed remonstrance against the location and establishment of the highway pe titioned for in this cause. The board appointed Lambert M. Comb, C. G. Halt and William Hildebrand, reviewers as to utility and damage, to assess the dam ages if any, that said Jacob C. Balsley and Joseph Balsley remonstrators here in will sustain by the location of a pub lic highway as prayed for and report the 4th day of April, 1SU5, at ollice of Chris tian Seiler, in Bremen. They are to make a report of their proceedings at least ten days prior to first Monday in June, 1SH5; and this cause is continued. Ella F. Snyder on the part of herself and others, files a petition for the loca tion of a road in Center township. The board appoints James Parker, Morris Banks and Wesley Updike to view the said route and make report of their do ings to the auditor's ollice ot Marshall county, at least ten days prior to the first Mond iy in June, l&'.tö. Auditor of St. Joseph county showe J to the board that by certified copy thct the board of commissioners of said county, after having examined the re port of the viewers, filed in this cause, dismissed the cause and directed the auditor of St. Joseph county, to collect from the bondsman the cost incurred in this matter and that their action be made known to board of commissioners of Marshall county. The board being of the same opinion as the board of St. Joseph county or dered the cause dismissed and further find that the cost duo Marshall county are as follows, towit: William Schofield, viewer, $20; August Weisert, viewer, $20; for sheriff's fees $7, and Peter Hahn's auditor fees, $3; total 850; and the auditor is directed to certify this or der to auditor of St. Joseph county and the case disposed of. The county auditor was ordered to purchase for the use of the board, a copy of "Burns Indiana Statute Revi sion" of 1894, 3 volumes. A report was filed by C. II. Woodber ry, F. Sparr, S. N. Champlin, appointed viewers of a proposed ditch in Polk township, petitioned for by F. L. John son and others, for such ditch. L. Mc Donald, of the Democrat, filed a report that a notice was published of a petition of the Lake Erie road by its attorneys. M. A. O. and (). M. Packard filed a motion to quash which was over ruled and exception taken and motion made to dismiss; leave given to file amended report and cause continued to March 13. Board adjourned to Friday. Jacob Carbiner filed report relative to poor of German township; approved. The purchase ol a roil and chain by county surveyor Warner was approved. A report of the poor of Green town ship by T. L. Green, approved. A bid for county physician of West township, by Dr. Hiehey, wi.s laid over. Daniel Savage and others asked for a highway in Union township; board ap pointed Eugene Rent diet, Ezra Jones and E. McElfrcsh viewers to report ten days before the first Monday in June. The water works contract with Ply mouth was renewed to Men. 8, lb.. Adjourned to Saturday. Aug. Weisert, Jas. Parker and John Hite reported in favor of road in Bourbon township and road 40 ft. wide ordered open, kept in repair, auditor to notify proper trustee to have work done. Aaron Herr, Geo. Clark and Samuel Wauer appointed viewers of road in German township, asked to be vacated by Stephen Knolbock and others. Petitions of Drs. Wahl and Spencer to care professionally for poor of Ger man and Tippecanoe townships laid over. Attorney Drummond, for Moses Rose and others, asked for a joint ditch of Starke and Marshall counties; O.Webb, H. J. Jarrell and Benj. Snyder appoint ed viewers to meet those of Starke Co. April 11 and file report by four weeks prior to next regular session of the board; auditor to notify auditor of Starke county of this order. William T. Vanvaetor and 1). C. Knott, copartners, by attorney C. B. Tibbetts filed petition for exclusive right of highways and other public grounds of the county for erection and operation of toll, and telephone lines be tween Plymouth and Bremen and Ar gos. Given the right but not exclusive. Conditions that should not interfere with use of highways and right shall not e'.fect the right of owners of lands abutting on said highways to recover any damages they may sustain by ad ditional use of such highways thereby granted. JacobMartin who isplattingMarshall county asked instruct ions, board directs that plats be finished up to date and parties living within the incorporated town of Marmont, be designated so that the assessor's books be properly finished. Cause was continued. The matter of Index Book No. 7,'ot the recorder's ollice is again considered but dismissed. Board ordered Thomas Walker, re corder of this county to have deed rec ord "P" and mortgage index No. 7 re served and report cost to board at next term. Adjourned till Monday. Auditor of Kosciusko county, filed a memorial of the viewers of Armry ditch asking for extension of time on account of inclement weather. Granted. John R. Deitrich on part of himself and others, filed petition for joint road between St. Joseph ami Marshall. Benj. Snyder, commissioner of Marshall county, will meet with commissioner Adam Dittle, of St. Joseph, at tlie o!fice of Monroe Stiner,Lakevil!e, on Monday April 1st, 1V.5, lo view proposed road. Notice is to le given to auditor of St. Joseph and road commissioner by audi tor of Marshall county. T. M. Walker tiled a final report of fix ing shelves in recorder's ollice. Ap proved. Adjourned till Tuesday. X. K. Bunch tiles final report ot en largement of radiators at county asylum Approved. N . K. Bunch, suporint endent of c uiit y poor farm tiles a quarterly report of con dition of asylum. Approved. T. L. Yoreis, trustee of Green town ship, petition for iron leg bridge known as "Logan bridge." Cont intuit. Matter of "llernnie bridge," Center township is continued. Trustee Roitham filed report of poor of Center township. Approved. Carvender bridge in Union township is continued. Adjourned till Wednesday. Frank L.Johnson et al, by Attorney H. A. Logan, filed a motion to permit viewers to amend their report. L. E. & W. road filed a motion to strike motion of petitioners out. Overruled and mo tion to amend sustained. C. H. Woodberry, F. Sparr and S. N. Champlin, viewers of proposed ditch in Polk township, asked for by F. L. Johnson and others filed their amended report. Lake Erie road lile motion to dismiss petition. Overruled. They then tiled remonstrance with bond duly approved by commissioners. Sustained. Board appoints Anthony Turner, Jacob Zumbaugh, and Henry Roberts to meet at surveyor's office on Monday April 1st 18'.5. Dr. Yiets filed application for pauper practice of Center township, not includ ing county infirmary. Continued. Henry Humrichouser, by attorney Kellison, filed petition for remission of taxes assessed against him in this coun ty. Dismissed for want of jurisdic tion. Court then adjourned.