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Vol. T.
No. 48
Tlie Yellow Sign-
Largest line of fall and winter woolens
in Marshall county.
The best grade of workmanship at living
prices are the attractions I offer the public
for the fall and winter trade.
Tailor made clothing is what you want,
and I am the man to make it.
Real Estate Hustlers.
They present below a
have for sale.
In Marshall County,
Over 5,000 acres of farm lands
In Plymouth.
A few special bargains
One S-roo,,,, 2-stoo" home, with but-:
n i i m . . i l i
try, cellar, and clothes press, barn and
other outbuildings, young peach, mul- j
berry and maple trees, a large lot, good j
well, all new and in good condition,
just outside of the City tax limit, and
but t blocks of Court House. 1Yice I
81,000. Worth 1,100.
A corner lot, 1 1x12: feet, well located
at southeast corner of Washington and
Tilth streets. Crice 8150. Worth 225.
75 building lots in all parts of the ;
city. 25 within four blocks of the post- Lands sold directly to I lomeseekers and
oflice. Trices ranging from : 35 to : title guaranteed.
8400. Those at 35, nearest iostoniee. !
Also the Tarker House property for j For full particulars address or call
, 'on Uender & Molter or attend
SUlP j the meetings held at Bender & Molter's
Lots with buildings sold, same as I ollice Wednesday night of each w eek.
Many other properties, such as Residences, Lots,
Farms, etc., listed with us every day, for sale or ex
change. Jf you wish to buy, sell or exchange, don't fail to se
Office, 2d Floor, Shoemaker Building, East Side Michigan Street.
"A little nonsense now ami then
Is relished !y tlie best of men."
Confertions also have a part
In joys of the human heart.
icfyr few sig
y A
Miller's : Restaurant
Keeps always in stock a fine selection of Fine
Confections noted for their freshness and de
licious flavor.
You can also get an after dinner cigar at
7 See the Yellow Sign,
partial list of property they
; rent on installment plan or for cash'
I prices from $500 to So,oo0.
! In Argos.
S (!(hk1 Cottage Home, 7 rooms, all in
relr- W- wrt."
Will exchange for property in IMym-
" 1 1 J J
wu u
In Georgia.
, ri, , .
1,1 County, we have .W,00tf
cre f l.rst-class lands, improved and
ready lor settlement, at very low prices
and in a remarKaoiy neaitny region,
producing bountifully of corn, wheat,
oats, rye; barley, hay, cotton, clover,
melons, and all kinds of fruits and
vegetables known to this country.
Commencing September 26,
Votir Hioice out of eur immense line f
Newest Style Walking Mats antl Satin,
i'liisli or l'elt Crown Sailors for
Among whieh are tlie following: Uuck
inirliain, Windsor, Promenade. Nobby,
Danraven, London. Waldorf and New-
inarkft . Sait-rs O.rm-ll. I'uiiaril.
Itke (ieome. Lillian Ku.ssell. liegent.
Newport, llambler. Trilby. Triton, he
fender Amazon. Carolina. Haughty, liar
HarlHr, IVimant and Alert.
Our stock of Trimmed Hats and P.on
nets is now eomplete. seleeted from tlie
largpst pattern rooms of New York and
Cliiengo, and good critics liave pronouced
lliem superb.
Fine new lin of Children s Hats,
Hoods, Caps and TainO'Shanter's at i&c,
."iOc, T.V?, $1 and $l.M.
We can please all In PRICES, STYLE antl
219 Michigan Street,
Of Every Description
Value of I'rojHTtv I iicrcttM'd by Tlitir
Inllii-ii-e-More l'aetiries Ni!;mI
IIoiim-s in iooI Dt'iiiaml.
That the city of Plymouth has made
steady advances toward permam ut
growth in population, and in the char
acter of its business enterprises is a laet
so apparent that it needs no utterance
to convince one of the fact. Looking
back over a period of but seven years
this growth is remarkable for many
About the year 1 there had been
for a number of months a very large de
population of the city; families who
had resided here for a long time found
it impossible to longer maintain them
selves here and the city of Chicago and
other places were sought to give the
growing members of families an oppor
tunity to earn a livelihood. About this
time there seemed to be an infusion of
new blood into the veins of the hereto
fore lifeless city, and ideas looking for
some possible escape from the reigning
business depression began to assume
tangible form.
The first was water works, then elec
tric lights, then came that which has
done more to start Plymouth mi the
highway to prosperity than all else
the attempt to start some manufactur
ing in the city.
The nucleus W'as the money sub
scribed for diiTerent oojects until to
day we have the following institutions
of merit, that are a pritie and credit to
the town, viz: The Plymouth Cycle
Mfg. Co., The Indiana Novelty Mfs.
Co., The Kdgerton Mfg. Co.. The C. Ii.
Morris Lumber Co., The II. J. Heinz
Pickling Works, The Plymouth team
Laundry, The Plymouth Wagon Co.,
The Stein IJottling Works, The Swin
dell Packing Co., The Simons Klectric
Light Plant, The Marshall County In
dustrial and Agricultural Association,
The Suit & llailsback Planing Mill;
The Plymouth Improvement Company,
and many smaller industries too numer
ous to mention.
The larger of these institutions have
come to stay and are now furnishing
employment to a lare force of men.
Tlie demand for homes has increased
by reason of the increase in population,
and to-day no empty houses are to he
found within the limits of the city. The
prices of real estate have not boomed,
but at a good price, desirable realty
moves along at a pace to gladden the
heart of the broker and agent. There
is no wild speculation as will occasion
ally be found in a city progressing
toward the ."),(XXJ population mark, hut
a sure, silent, steady advancement. The
loyal citizen is heard to say words of
praise anil encouragement for his city,
where in times past he was unfortun
ately too often guilty of condemning
and discouraging those who were try
ing to upbuild the town.
The thing for all to do now is to
unite in getting more factories here. A
factory town is always a good town to
live in for those who enjoy the bum of
industry, the song of the whistle and
the music of engines, as they ceaselessly
run to the tune of hearts made glad by
having work to do.
From now on let everyone who be
lieves in Plymouth do his utmost to get
more manufacturing institutions. When
we take into consideration that other
towns about us are bestirring them
selves, urged by our example, we must
not think that our supremacy in North-
em Indiana can be maintained without
further elTort.
What will te the next factory or in
dustry to settle among nsV Will they
come without aid, both substantial and
otherwise or not V The thing to do is
to have out our inducements at all
times to worthy concerns, ottering such
as can make a proper good faith show
ing, such money or grounds and fixtures
as will be better than they can obtain
One thing that has had a dampening
influence, and has discouraged some of
our factories now operating is the at
tempt to foist a wholly unjust assess
ment for taxation upon them. What
the industries need is the good will, the
most lenient assessment for taxes that
can with fairness be made and a good
word for all the. citizens who by
both capital and brains are attempting
to make a first class factory town out
of our superb little city.
Kxrurloii Kitten, Atlanta Kxpoltion.
Hound, trip tickets to Atlanta, (Ja.,
account the Exposition are now on sale
via Pennsylvania Lines at reduced
rates. Persons contemplating a trip to
the South during the coming fall and
winter will find it profitable to apply to
ticket agents of the Pennsylvania lines
for details. The person to see at Ply
mouth is Ticket Agent J. E. Ilaynes.
A sKKTJiiN; ni:N.:i:.
The I.iUh' Villas of Tio-a OKitrraie.I ;
ly the Tis- 1
From Monday's Daily.
This morning about '.i o'clock res-'
dents in the southern portion of the.
city who were awake were alarmed by .
the rejection of lire through their win
dows facing the south. The location
was not known at that time, but the
dull red glow of the heavens gave indi
cations that great destruction of prop
erty was under way but a short dis
tance from us. This morning the
li:ri:NIi:.vr set in motion an investi
gation, and discoveied that it was the
little town of Tiosa, some six miles
south of Argos. The lire was also seen
at Uourbou and other surrounding
The lire originated in a sawdust pile
near the sawmill, and owing to the
heavy wind it soon set lire to the saw
mill and large lumber yard. The in
habitants of the little burg of 2'M
population turned out and did every
thing in their power to check the
llames, but the devouring elements
were not staved until the entire town,
with the exception ot a few housts,
was in ashes.
The amount of property destroyed,
as near as can be learned, was the saw
mill and lumber yard, with a loss of
about SloVM), large elevator and four
teen residences aud business houses.
The loss bustained by others, outside
of the mill owners, have not yet been
Lati:u -The following is the prop-
City destroyed: Lumber yard, sawmill,
depot, elevator blacksmith and wagon
shop, meat market, barhcr shop, dru
store, three rooms and contents, I. O.
O. 1 and K. O. T. M. halls, and four
dwellings. The 1 iss is estimated at
about '0,0000; insurance, about .V-V0
Such Air Iii Kiiilroittl 1'ros-iiiix-
T'.u question of watchmen IVr the
various raiin id crossings within the
city is one that has often been talked
of a great deal and is one of the things
that strikes terror to the hearts of many
a mother when her children leave home
for school in the morning. These
places are generally extremely danger
ous and are made more so by t Ii 3 build
ings which hide the view of the tracks
from both directions. Children are
.ompelled to pass over them in going
io and from school to say nothing of
the teams and pedestrians who cross at
all hours of the day and night. There
is an ordinance which provides that
the railroad companies shall keep a
watchman at such places and it ought
to he enforced. As yet no serious acci
dents have been recordeJ, but it is only
a question of time when there will be
some one killed at some of these places
and then some action will be taken. An
ounce of prevention is worth m:re than
a pound of cure, and inasmuch as it
costs us nxhing, the railroads being
bound ! law to maintain watchmen it
would certainly seem as though we
ought to have them.
Tonil of Win. II. HarrNon.
Mr. W. II. Love, who recently re
turned from the National (i. A. li. re
union at Louisville, brought with him
a photograph of the tomb of Wra. II.
Harrison, ninth president of the United
Slates. This tomb is situated on a
beautiful elevation but a short distance
from the Ohio river near the North
Lend cemetery of North I5end, Ohio,
ai:al is one of the country's most inter-
esting monuments to the country's dead.
The photo shows, however, how nation
al dead are too often neglected. The
tomb is square and Hat, about three
feet high, and suggests the foundation
for a shaft which has never been raised.
It is built of brick and cemented, but
the cement at the corners and along
the low walls is crumbling away so that
the general effect is one of neglect and
decay. The stairway leading to the
vault is also crumbling, and reminds
one of the approach to some old ruin.
On the Hat surface of the top grass is
growing in unseemly tufts.
'"roin (ieurfcia.
Mr. J. C Cummins, one of our Mar
shall county farmers who went to La
(Jrange, Georgia, has written quite an
interesting letter back to his friends
regarding that country. He is very en
thusiastic over his new home and is
contented to make it his future abiding
place. In his letter he gives an insight
into the mode of farming there which
differs radically with our mode in the
north. On some farms he states they
raise three different crops during the
season, mentioning one instance where
a crop of oats, corn and peas were raised
on the samo pieoe of ground. lie has
purchased land near Whiifield.
Il j.. l..ri! All !) i::n;iiii'r U I.; i:m
'i-f Fi Miizmu Uuriii; .tr.ly .mil
A 1 1 1 1 - . M ii til:;au Irr'. I Vi !.", i '..
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mayor Swindell calieil the council to
order at prompt s o'clock last evening.
Alderman Tibbelts being absent on
account of sickness, after the approval
of the Journal tlie tiisl business Jaken
up was a petition from residents and
property holders of Kast Lal'oi te street
for a hind rail aiomr the sidewalk run-
hing along the north side of Kendall's
grocerv. Moved bv Alderman Kevnolds
and seconded that the petition be re
ceived, placed on lile, concurred in and
prayer of petitioners be granted and
that the street commissioner be ordered
to erect the same. Carried.
At this point it was suggested by
Alderman IJai'evthat the order of busi
ness he changed so as to ailow the city
olhcers to make 'heir reports before tlie
committees, etc. ith the approval of
the council the Mayor acted on the sug -
gestioii and proceeded. Dr. Wilson,
chairman of the IJoard of Health, re-
poited that the city was in a worse san
itary condition than it had been for
years and that the keeping of hogs in
the city was one of the principal causes.
Also that vaults were not properly dis
infected and that theboard experienced
considerable Jiliifulty in persuading
citizens to give this subject proper at
tention, and lecommenued that as the
Yellow l'iver was in a stagnant con
dition a threat share of the time that the
throw in;,' of all decomposable matter
into the same be prohibiteil. On mo
tion the report was received aud placed
on tile.
The city attorney reported in the
matter of the granting of an outlet to
the township trustee for Dixon ditch
that the matter could not be forced
through and it was only a matter of
whether the council saw lit to grant it
or not.
The city engineer reported that he
had established grades for Fourth, Syc
amore and Washington streets as or
dered. On motion the matter was re
ferred to the committee on streets and
The committee on accounts reported
the following bills, and recommended
the payment of the same:
C. F.. Tibbelts, salary 21 20
.1. C. Ihitler, civil engineer..
IS )
Ö 10
; oo
21 20
21 2o
10 11
A. .Vorth, " "
.1. W. Maxey, salary
(I. 11. I ley nolds, " !
Wm. Walters, sexton
C. li. Hughes, salary 21 20
Standard Oil Co., oil 77 7j
Independent, printing ö ,"0
.lohn Cummings, WAV. engineer 40 (K)
Theo. Myers, " " h" 00
W. liailey, salary 21 20
A.Il. Underwood, supt. water wks
Simon Myers, city marshal los VA
Will K. Leonard, city clerk 80 V)
A. K. Underwood, expense acc't 20 07
Jas. 1. Clow A: Son, supplies. . .
II. A. Logan, city attorney
M. W. Simons, electric light . . .
Sam'l (iretzinger, salary
W. Kelley, city treasurer
Wm. O'Keefe, salary
Jos. IJennett, night police
Wm. O'Keefe, tile
15obert McKeague, labor
(!eo. Longmore, labor
Adam Keibert, hauling
W. K. 1 ley nolds, street com'r. . .
Lern Rhodes, labor
W. K. Reynolds, hauling
Z. M. Tanner, salary
07 U5
72 01
233 33
3S 12
80 71
21 25
40 00
H5 (Mi
y 75
3 75
1 25
21 00
11 25
2 00
21 25
Moved by Alderman Maxey that the
bills be allowed and the clerk ordered
to draw warrants for tlie same. Sec
onded and all voting aye, the Mayor de
clared the motion carried.
The committee on ordinances re
ported an ordinanco compelling the
muzzling of dogs, and empowering and
making it the duty of the city marshal
to destroy all dogs found on the streets
or running at large without said muzzle.
After some considerable discussion the
words "during tlie months of July and
August" were inserted and the ordin
ance then passed on its own reading.
The committee on streets and alleys
reported that the painting of Michigan
Street bridge was progressing, but that
they could not agree on color, the color
now being used being too red. A mo
tion was made, seconded and carried to
paint it the same color as the railroad
bridge just south of it.
Superintendent of water works re
ported that the contractors had quit
their job on the lirge well being put
down at the works and asked what was
to be done about it. It was moved and
seconded that the city attorney be
ordered to notify the contractors that
if they did not come on ai.d comp.Vte
their contract that said coiitra-t would
be closed. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Maey and sec
oiiced by Alue:;:ia:i i'e:io:ds that lh"
council reconsider the- matter passe. 1
upon at a previous meeting in regard V
the tile now lying on Yt Cairo s'leet.
Motion carried.
Moved by Aids, rtnan .Maxey sec
onded ny Aideiiiia;: O'Keele that thv
uie now hin.: ,in West Carro s'.rea
be removed a.;d placed in ilaivis o
street sewer as far as it wili go acc rd
'mgtothe plans and speciik-u'. ions a
; i.ei.ij cngw.t ei aaic.
, he balance of theevenm- uas s;-n t
111 I'ing over and discuhig he l:e
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ordinances as revised by the ciy at
torney and making such mi l lions as
were deemed necessary.
Alderman Tanner imdered his resig
nation as chairman of the ttrcet and
alley committee antl committee on elec
tric lights. 1 leeched and hied
Moved aiid seconded that the city at
torney be instructed !; pureiia a copy
id' the revised ordinances ot" i. he city of
Indianapolis, wht;-; have ja.-t oi-e:i
conif ieted. the same to he used for rel'-
1 crenee to aid in revising our own city
ordinances. Carr.ed. The council then
A Ni'vv I":s ;i; .
Messrs. Paul I 'ramer ar.l K. V-:;
IJrudo'.v, two will known bir-im-ss men
of Chicago, have lien sj ending a few
! days on the well known Ii m ici iarn
formerly known as the Tattle lam.
near Donaldson.
We are informed that these gentle
men have been enjoying themselves
while there, and have in fact been com
bining business with pk-asure. They
are the gi neral managers lor a factory
owned by a Dr. (iihnoiv and an looking
for a new location so 'we are informed.
They contemplate buying a section o;
land near Donaldson and u the final
arrangements are made Wilhelm Ilon-
rici, of that place will be the suporir.
tendmt ot the new establishment. Mr.
Meech, the sapeiiutenueiit of the Chi
cago plant will be out in a few days to
look over the different locations offered,
and it is thought they will locate at
Lake Ciibert on 1 md owned by Casper
Kohlbecker, and it is currently reported
that Mr. Kohlbecker who is an en
gineer, will take charge in that capacity.
It is seid the people of DonaMson are
receiving the new enterprise with open
Ht'ituk .in! I e- - 1 up.
Joe Miles of Dourbon created a great
deal of excitement on the streets of this
city Saturday afternoon. He blew in
here some time during the early part of
the day and in company with the Indian,
"l.ecl.o," who has been about the city
for about a week, proceeded to get
drunk. When he had imbibed a proper
amount, the Indian painted him up in
regular warrior style, tied his own red
scirf around his waist and by way of a
finishing touch stuck two turkey feath
ers in his hat and started him out on
the street to frighten women and chil
dren. He had not proceeded far, however,
when he fell into the arms of the law
and was taken to jail, and after sober
ing up was ousted out of town with
the admonition not to be caught here
again. He was glad to get off that
easy and started out at once to count
ties eastward. Iater the Indian was
gobbled up and after a vigorous fight
was landed in Justice Corbin's oflice
where he was fined J?10.35,f or which he is
now laying out in jail.
The V. M. V. A. Mcetinj:.
Next Sunday will be given up to Y.
M. C. A. work in this city, and there
will no doubt be a great benefit reaped
for the advancement of this good cause
In our city. J. W. turns, railroad sec
retary, of Ft. Wayne, will be present
and a partial promise has been given
by Mr. (Jeo. T. Ilowser, of Chicago, to
be here and render valuable assistance.
These gentlemen are earnest workers
along this line, and while it is under
stood they will not fill pulpits in our
city, yet they will attend services at the
different churches in the morning and
speak upon this subject, and in the
evening assemble at the M. K. church
in a union service.
Ilroke the Keconl.
Dr. Linkenhelt was called to Lapaz
on business Tuesday and on returning to
the junction to take a train home found
that he had made a mistake in the time
table and that in order to get back he
was compelled to walk. This he started
out to do, noting the time he started,
and on arriving at his oflice found he
had covered the distance in two hours
and ten minutes. The best record we
know of previous to this was 2:14.

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