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.Iedepemden Vol. L PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9. 1895. Xo. 42. f $10 MEN'S SUITS $7 46 TWO WEEKS. M Altaian Big Bargain Givers, 19 E. Side Michigan St. After the Circus. The greatest show on earth has come and gone. It came and went in all the glory of magnificence and mingled Oc cidental and Oriental splendor and gor geous equipage and trappings that are characteristic of the most renowned of all tented amusement exhibits. Plymouth has lapsed back to-day into her usual state of peace and quiet To most people, yesterday was a day of unwonted pleasure, as witnessed by thousands who turned out to testify to the place the great Parnum & Pailey show occupies in the hearts and minds of the American people. For Plymouth it was a great day. It is asserted by old inhabitants that no such number of people were ever brought together here in a single day before. People tame from all directions, from far and near. All classes and ages were represented for there are few people who can not afford the occasional opportunity pre sented yesterday, and the show is at tractive alike to the very young and to the very old. As to the show itself it is a marvel. It is a great national educa tional amusement. It affords a means of seeing and learning many things that is afforded millions of the great American people in no other way. To countless numbers of these it takes the place of theatres, zoological gardens and museums of every kind. Farewell and success to the greatest show on earth. Night Watchman Robbed. From Wednesday's Daily. Night watchman J. II. Pennett's house was roobed this morn in r while he watched the parade and stood with in sight of the place of robbery. He had his weather eye open all the time, too, but from overmuch night work and from zealously guarding the sleeping city from the maraudings of midnight marauders, the good watchman did not note this daytime trespass on hi own premises until it was too late to cap ture the thief. A window screen was forced with a chisel and entrance to the house thus accomplished. The burglar carried away a gold ring, a gold watch chain, a silver watch, a pair of gold cuff buttons and 2 00 in money. A diamond pin belonging to Kay Pennett was over looked. All this was done whiie Mr. Pen.utt was away from the house but twenty minutes. otjiki: i:or.HEi:ii;. Peter Stegman's house was entered during the parade this morning and robbed of money and valuables to the amount of about 30. Mrs. Arthur Thompson's house was entered during the parade and robbed of some articles of value, just how much has not been learned. There are rumors of a number of other house robberies. A full report of all interest ing incidents of the day will be given by the lMi:ri:.iKNT tomorrow. A Serious Objection. There is one feature connected with the Parnum-Pailey show that slibuld be remedied. That one feature has a tendency to create a great deal of dis satisfaction among its patrons. This is found in connection with the "grand concert" given at the end of the circus performance. The people as a rule, expect to be humbuged in a srnull degree at this part of the entertainment; but they do not expect after giving up their money for this part of the performance to have the fifteen minute show given them, disturbed by the uproar of removing $7.88 $495 46 seats. Wednesday night as soon as the circus performance was over and the "elevated stage' thrown down on the ground, the carrying away of seats com menced, and the result was, that about five minutes of the "grand concert' was understood by the large audience Raymond-Meegan. August 5, at the Peformed church parsonage, Mr. (JecrgeF. Raymond and Miss Jennie Meegan were married at 3 o'clock by Rev. X. 1). Williamson. The bride is a cheery dressmaker with rooms over the Singer sewing machine sales room on X. Michigan street, and a daughter of Mr. and Mr. Michael Meegan, now of Xebraska, and the groom an auctioneer now of South Rend, formerly of Minnesota. South IJend Times. Miss Jennie Meegan, formerly resided n Plymouth, and will be remembered by a large number of friends who will surely wish their former associate un bounded happiness and success in this new venture. Relic of Glacial Epoch. &S0H1L A remarkably fine specimen of stone, which was evidently carried to its rest ing place here as a part of the glacial drift, was unearthed recently on the premises of the Indiana Manufacturing Co. It was found at a depth of about five feet from the surface and is re markable from the fact that it bears such plain and unmistakable evidence of its being a relic of the glacial epoch. On one side its grooves are as clearly and cleanly defined as though they had been recently cut by a chisel. Its weight is about 300 pounds. Some smaller and less valuable specimens were also found. The large one will be presented to the high school in this city. Pocketbook Lost and Found. This did not occur in Plymouth yes terday, but at Michigan City. The book also contained a large sum of money. In our city the thieves that usually fol low Parnum and Bailey's show got in their work in excellent shape, and there was, as we are informed, but one pock otbook that came back, and that was through the columns of the Inkpendd i:nt. Of course the tempting array of greenbacks, and a sprinkling of the 10 to 1 was lacking, but the owner was glad to receive the book with valuable papers therein unmolested. Sayings of the Sages. Every day is a little life. Pishop Hall. Few love to hear the sins they love to act. Shakespeare. Pride requires very costly food its keeper's happiness Colton. Doing nothing lor others is the un doing of one's self. A. Mann. Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature.-(loldsmith. Delay has always been injurious to those who are prepared. Lucan. All cruelty springs from hard-heart -edness and weak character. Seneca. It is a barren kind of criticism that that tells you what a thing is not. 15. W. (Iriswold. Xo ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner. Landor. A clean mouth and an honest hand will take a man through any land. (lerman Proverb. In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. Longfellow. UNI BR LEY The Small Uoyand His Pa rents Alike are in Their Glory. Wednesday's Daily Just after midnight the people began to straggle into Plymouth, some on freight trains, some by team, and still others on foot. The small boy had slept with one eye open and long before the them unload. About five o'clock the big train arrived he was at the Pitts burg depot in full force waiting to see them unload. About live o'clock the first section arrived, closely followed by two more a total of 55 large cars loaded asonly a circus crew knows how to load. There were fully eight hundred people there to greet them and the crowd soon swelled to a thousand. The circus men quickly commenced their work and the systematical manner in which t;iey went at it was a wonder to the people. The large crowd who had stood around the depot shivering in the dense cold morning tog were well paid for their trouble for it was well worth any ones time to see how such a mammoth busi ness was handled in so short a time. IJy nine o'clock in the morning fully 10,000 people were on the streets. The weather was perfect and everybody turned out. On all country roads as far as the eye could see a string of wagons was coming in just as close together as they could drive, and every train car ried all they could pile on. Everybody was bent on having a good time and they are a good natured, motley gather ing. The peanut and pop-corn vender, the lemonade man and the toy balloon man arealike in their glory. Altogether Plymouth probably iever had as large or happy a throng of people within her gates before. Every available spot was occupied to witness the parade this morning and choice spots were at a premium. Every merchant has prepared for a big crowd and the people will be well cared for. Each merchant has doubled his force of help and all are doinrj a good business. Every available spot is taken by followers of the ciicus with striking machines, bail throwing and rille shooting apparatus. The crowd at the grounds is simply immense. Thousands followed the par ade back to the mammoth tents and witnessed the free outside exhibition. There is no doubting that the mam moth aggregation is all that the owners claim for it, and the many who came from far and near to gaze upon its wonders will go home tonight tired but glad they came and that they had an opportunity to see what many of them never saw before and may never have a chance to see again. As yet no accidents have been report ed. The city has been well taken care of, Mr. Swindell having appointed 15 special police, who under the able di rection of Chief Myers, are patroling all parts of the city. Altogether it as a grand gala day and one long to be remembered by all. Circus Day. If there is any one thing in the life of young Americans that causes him to lose his sleep, it is the announcement that a circus will soon put in an appear ance in the town he lives in. There is not a gray-haired sire, who has not ex perienced the same peculiar sensations that premetes the boy of to-day. After the bill posters have decorated the bill boards with their highly colored litho graphs, you will see him stand before those representations of athletic skill, and in undertones converse with his boon companions, telling how he carried in wood for neighbor Jones, for ten cents, and drove the ow to pasture for neighbor Smith, and received a like ompensation, and how the last errand he run for some maiden lady gave him the required amount, so that he had a siUlicient amount to go to the circus. And as we looked upon the countenance of that bare footed boy and note the glow of enthusiasm that illuminates his face, it causes a thrill of intense emotion to vibrate through our heart as we look back in the past when we were a boy, and dream over the same ambitions that occured to us before circus day. There is not a pastime of our lives more sacred than our childhood days; and when years have passed by and gray hairs appear, and our steps weighed down and oppressed by years, the days of our boyhood are as vividly portrayed on our mind as though but yesterday. We believe in letting the boys go to the circus. While some parents may to some extent be opposed to that kind of amusement, and object to tho youth riv- eling in the enjoyments to bo found there, yet we believe more harm is act ually perpetrated when a parent re fuses to allow the bov to go, then can! be remedied bv ears of teaching.! lhere is tint instinct in the heart o' a boy, that nukes its presence known for years after, and the dissajointmnt that surrounds t he refusal of a parent lives for years. Especially is this true when he sees others of his associates given the privilege of riveling in the delights of seeing the circus. Let the boys see the circus. Clean, Neat and Handy. Fred II. Kuhn has just completed and is this afternoon moving into his new meat market in his own new building on Michigan street. It is an exemplary business place, fit ted with all the latest conveniences, such as would make any butcher's heart glad to gaze upon. Finished as it is in natural wood in hard oil finish, elegant racks of the latest pattern, two fine cut ting blocks and an L counter with mar ble slab on top. An octagon shaped office occupits a prominent place at one side of the room and a refrigerator 14 feet square stands just back of the counter. The workshop is located in the rear out of right from in front and is fitted with benches, blocks, and ev ery convenience required. The walls arf; wainscoted three feet high around the whole room, making a neat and handsome appearance, In all it is probably the neatest and finest meat market to be found in Xorthern Indiana. Mr. Kuhn and our citizens may well be proud of it. The New Woman. The new woman has been talked about, written, sung and preached about until she is really becoming quite notorious. Her bifurcated skirts, her bloomers and her knickerbockers, her speech, her manner and the lines and proportions of her figure have been var iously discussed, praised, condemned, sketched, caricatured and Haunted to the public gaze until her fame has been proclaimed throughout the land. She is at once a curiosity, a wonder and an unfathomable mystery who, having been seized by an ungovernable impulse to ignore established customs and set the world agog, has, by a strange ca price of fate, been lead to exhibit her self to the world as a public show. The world gazes and its fancy is caught. It is amazed and it falls into speculation as to what will be the next sensation. Put, after all, it is encouraging to know that the "iiev woman" is not in the majority and that the sweet, affec tionate, modest and womanly woman, the gentle, effeminate, skirted woman, the woman to love and cherish and, if need be to live and to die for, is still a woman of the present. Advertising Writing. business competition, which is be coming closer, more scientific and sys tematic from year to year, is constantly leading to the development of new con ditions which grow apace as new re quirements demand them. A most not able and wholesome feature of recent trade development is that of profession ally written advertising for all depart ments of manufacturing and retail bus iness. The end of the Xineteenth cen tury will mark an age of professional advertising writing just as it will mark an era in the marvels of elec tricity or a greater degree of perfection in surgical and medical skill. The field of advertising writing is already par tially occupied by a corps of writers better known to advertisers than is the author of tho latest sensational novel to the general public. Their work is not confined either to large establishments whose advertising involves the yearly expenditure of fortunes, but is rapidly finding its way into the space used by countless smaller merchants who may spend anywhere from one to five hun dred dollars yearly in a single good medium, and is proving,more than ever before that advertising is the one indis pensible factor in the achievement of marked success in almost any business direction. Court Notes. The following cases were tried before Justice Peeves this morning: John Malay, assault and battery, pleaded guilty, fined '..53, remanded to jail in default. Levi Zimmerman, assault and bat tery, fined !?J.55, fine stayed. Daniel Puckley, drunk, fined $y.."i, went to jail in default. Joe Evans, drunk, fined '.'.55, paid. ' Samuel Pattni, drunk, fined 'J.55. went to jail in default. James Falkenbury, drunk, fined remanded to jail in default. I enj. Van Lew, drunk, fined SU.55, fino stayed. Joseph Hiler, assault with intent to commit a felony, trial continued until to-morrow at 10 a. m. I III 11. Frederick Robertson, of Teegarden, I Believes He Has It. This vicinity bids lair to furnish to i the world, in the person of Frederick Robertson, of near Teegarden, the most illustrious inventor of a!I the ages. Mr. Robertson has invented a machine which, according to our reports from Walkerton. runs like lightning and is said to be a practical embodiment of perpetual motion. Such a machine has been dreamed of P1EI Ml for centuries. Inventors have studied and toiled and hoped to startle the world with some mechanical contriv ance that would run on and on perpet ually with a practical application to machinery of all kinds, and have stud ied and toiled and hoped in vain. Where laurels were promised by the fevered imagination the brow has been worn by care and sorrow, and the self-promising inventor has reaped only a whirlwind of disappointment and vain regrets. Hut a slow and measured series of evo lutions has wrought a mighty change in all things since the first dreamer of perpetual motion attempted to convert his dreams into something of palpable form and substance that would give him glory in realization. The Xine teenth Century has produced such mar vels in the field of applied mechanics that the truth is hard to grasp and now, if, at the close of the most progressive century the world has ever known, a machine which for all practical pur poses shall approximate perpetual mo tion shall be invented and given to the world as a new motive power, the world, rather than being incredulous, will accept it as the logical climax to-all that has gone before. The mysterious resources of nature are by no means exhausted and the man who can read her long hidden secrets may yet come forth to startle the world again and again with undreamed of discoveries. A Homley Truth. "An editor's life is a constant trial, and all his delinquent subscribers are on the jury." The writer of the above surely must have tasted the bitter dregs that accom pany the desire for revenue to meet a paper bill, or perhaps a grocery or rent bill. It has been demonstrated scores of times the hard trials that ac company the ventursome human being that egotistically thinks his calling is in the journalistic fields. There are a large number of men in this field, who do deserve credit for the manner in which they set forth the needs of the hour. Hut what is the reward? There is not the slightest doubt in the minds (f intellent people that the editor fills a position in life that goes a great way in lightening the burdens of the masses, and it is a fact, that he is the poorest paid, in a great many instances receiving nothing but abuse for doing what he conscientously believes is the right thing to do to help along the mor al enlightenment of the community in which he lives. Some newspaper men, have by rigid economy, arrived at that point in life where they can majestical ly wave their hands, and command re spect. In a number of cases this re spect is not forth coming, owing to the benefits the community have derived through their presence or the benefits the organ they are connected with has given theis community, but more from a dread of the bitter denunciation of the people through the searching write ups through the columns of the paper. Other men with more ability, an honest desire to see the place where they are located in prosper, who give their read ers a better and more comphensive epi tome of the happenings of their imme diate neighborhood week after week, and who strictly steer clear of personal animosities, seem to fall into line to re ceive the benefit of the utterances util ized by the writer of the above quota tion. There is no man on earth who does more for the surrounding neighborhood in which he lives, than the one who from week to week gives his readers the news of the day. The neglect to pay a subscription by a subscriber is not a de sire to defend the newspaper editor, but a sheer carelessness on the part of the reader. It will casually come to him Jhat he owes the printer a year subscrip tion; but the amount is so small that he is apt to think it does not amount to very much, and the sum being so small that it would not amount to much. Put there is where a subscriber makes a fatal mistake, He does not take into consideration that five hundred more people are liable to tako the same view, and thus the editor is compelled to defer paying his honest debts owing to the carelessness of his subscribers. Many newspapers throughout the country have been compelled to suspend publi cation owing to this very important neglect. ARGOS AND VICINITY. Arg s wi-1 le a dull day tomorrow. Trustee Coadon was in town to -day. Mrs. Hoy Sinery has been visiting in Chicago. Y. P. Kirk went to Plymouth yester day evening. H. S. Farrington returned from Roch ester last night. Mr. J. French visited in Plymouth over Sunday. It rained last night. Providing you do not already know of it. Mrs. Wilena liuse, of Chicago, is vis iting her parents of this place. Mr. Cowan the trustee, who a short time ago took poison, is getting better. Rev. Reed's brother at Rochester died last evening and was buried this after noon. On account of the show in Plymouth tomorrow there will be but a short let ter from Argos. John Jones trustee-elect, of Oreen township takes his office next Thursday. Thomas Voreis the present trustee re tiring. A party of little boys and girls met at Charlie Worthington's yesterday afternoon, and from what we could see, they were having a jolly good time. It seems as though a person wanting a livery rig tomorrow could not get it, as every horse in town has been hired out to goto Plymouth, to the greatest show on earth. Wm. Polin has bought out Mr. Rosen bury s business and also rented the building in which Mr. Rosehbury worked. Mr. Polin is doing business at the new stand. August y, lb'.5. The new billiard hall is being fixed up in line style. L. J. Hughes and wife were at the show last night. Conference at the Christian Church began yesterday. Several robberies were reported this morning from Plymouth. Harry and Clara Atherton of Union City are visiting at Mrs. Dr, Eaton's Thomas Howies and wife went to Niagara Falls via. L. F. .V W. Ry., this moring. Elias Davis and wife and Miss Mary Simons went to Plymouth last evening to see the show. Mrs. C. V. Strickland preached at the Christian church last evening. A large crowd was present. Miss Ina Stout and Miss OHie llively of Silver Lake, rode their wheels over and are visiting with Mrs. Ilarler's. Well! Well! the show is over, and the general remark can be heard from parties who were there, that, lam sc tired," On account of being in Plymoutfc yesterday and it being late when we got home the papers were delivered until this morning. Dug Corey, while driving home from the circus last night, was run into by a team, which upset his buggy, breaking it so much that it had to be hauled in on the dray. His daughter and another little girl were along but nothing hap pened to them. Xarrow escape. Among some of the preachers present at the Conference are C. V. Strickland and wife, of Huntington, Ind., Abrain West and family, K. E. West and fam ily of Kokomo, Rev. Winegardner and L. J. Aldrich, president of the Union Christian College at Merom, Ind. We will try and get a full account of the proceedings of the Conference to mor row. Walkerton Walkerton, August 7th. W. F. Rinehart returned to South fiend yesterday. Frederick Robertson, of near Tee garden has invented a machine that runs at lightning speed, which h claims to be perpetual motion. Quite a number of our people have gone to Uarnum llaileysshow at Ply mouth, while a number of others attend the bicycle races at South Rend. Mrs. Posa Shafer,of near (irovertown, died at the residence of her niece in Plymouth and was buried at (Irover town cemetery yesterday. She was 53 years D months 15 days old. John Myer was a little unfortunate the other day. While on his way to South Rend he lost an envelope contain ing sixty some dollars anl a check for four dollars and thirty-live cents it be ing the property of Whitman Pros. South Uend. J. A. Holms went to Plymouth this morning, where he has secured a lucra tive position with the Xovelty Works Company Valpo Star.