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Entered at the Plymouth Post Office as second class matter. A. 1. ZIMMEKMAX. A. I). SMITH EDITORS AND PKOPRIKTOKS SUHSCKIPTIOX 1MUCK. One Year Hlx Months The millers of the country are form ing a gigantic trust, and the probabil - ties are that an advance in the price of Hour will soon follow. It is said that Mr. Cleveland will de cline the nomination for a third presi dential term. There are people who believe this is a case of "sour grapes" with Mr. Cleveland. The New York Commerce is author ity for the report that there will be thirty-nine in the senate and eighty eight in the house unalterably in favor of free coinage of silver. A democratic contemporary in announcing the assurance of a decided victory tor his party, gave as his reason, a sign that never failed in his estima tiona large crop of hickory nuts. The State of Indiana surely has no reason to feel ashamed of Governor Mathews, especially in connection with his recent action in furnishing the necessary funds to have this state properly represented at Chicamauga. Uauxum's circus has ventured into Iowa, the land of cyclones, and in con sequence its great tents have been wrecked and it is reported that three of the attaches of the show were killed outright. It is a great show but is not proof against the terrors of an Iowa cyclone. A oeneual order for an advance of fifty cents per ton on anthracite coal has been issued by the eastern coal manipulators. It is to be hoped that somebody besides the coal operators will benefit by this advance. The peo pie ought to have a share in this addi tional profit but it does not appear just now how any great public advantage is to be gained. Kansas is a great state in more re spects than one. The people of that forsaken country are now fearful of a grass-hopper season next year. They have seen great clouds of Colorado grass-hoppers which is an omnious sign in that country. Barring cyclones, and snow storms, and grass-hoppers, and droughts, and floods, and ,4Jerry Simp sons' Kansas is a pretty good state but it is a great problems to know why people ever went there to live. The United States has always held up the banner of equal rights, and ow ing to this fact all nations of the earth when in trouble have turned their eyes towards the country that bears as its embleii, the stars and stripes. Thus it is in this unholy and accursed war be tween Spain and the down trodden people of Cuba. It is time this nation should act. If this present administra tion desires to retrieve one iota of its lost ground, let this little heroic band of Cubans be recognized. Although Judge Hurt has rendered an opinion favorable to prize fighting in Texas Comptroller Finley does not acquiece and has refused to grant li censes for the so-called sport. It is now in order either for Judge Hurt to ask for a restraining order against the refusal by the comptroller to issue li censes and so uphold his opinion, or for the comptroller to cause an injunction to issue against all who threaten to ap ply for licenses, or both. Injunctions and restraining orders are strictly in the mode and these gentlemen should not lose this opportunity to uphold the name of the state of Texas by keeping abreast of the most approved judicial fashion. A cjiceat deal of comment is going the rounds regarding the incarceration of Mrs. MaybricL, an American, in an English prison. It now developes, when the probabilities are that her inno cence will be established and she will no doubt be set free, that the belief in her innocence is announced by hun dreds of publications throughout the United States, who heretofore have held their peace. The facts are prominent that appeals have been sent to America, especially to the societies that are thought to be in existence to assist and defend those who have been wrongfully dealt with, but a painful silence has ensued. Now, after years of earnest labor, by a few faithful friends, Mrs. Maybrick will in all probability receive justice. The whole American conti nent is becoming interested. a pnorER IJKCISIOX. On the 11th of December the court house of Fulton county, 111., was des troyed by fire. Shortly afterwards a man by the name of Henry, while in toxicated, claimed that he was offered a sum of money to burn the court house. The Canton people, who were desirous of securing the court house employed detectives and in a stealthy manner gained possession of several of the prominent citizens ot Lewiston, took them to Chicage, and by undue and in timidating intluences secured a con fession from them. The trial of these men has been in progress before Judge Orr, at Lewiston, for several days past, and owing to a decision rendered by the Judge yester day, the prisoners held for arson were discharged. Judge Orr, in his decision said, the evidence secured from the defendants while under restraint and through threats was not admissible, and thus the prosecution was compelled to aban don the case. The case has been watched closely by the entire country, and it is of utmost importance. It will have a tendency to check this lawless way of securing evi dence by force, and the Judge is to be congratulated that he rendered a de cision that will put to rest these bull dozing tactics used by so many of the detective agencies. KNCJLISH ;OLI AM) AMERICAN if ELS. England is now and ever since she be came a creditor nation has been op posed to bi-metallism. She wants very honest money and there is no honest money with England except dear money. It is absolutely absurd to ex pect England to enter into international or any other bi-metallism. If England thought that all the rest of the world would adopt bi-metallism she would lift up both hands in holy horror, and there would be such a complacent hon est smile about her face as never was kindled by a Shylock. England intends to be the exchange of all the rest of the world; she wants to hold the clipping from every dollar that passes in the shape of exchange from one country to ssnother. Generally what is for the in terest of England is for' the d'sadvan tage of the United States. If England wants free trade the United States ought to oppose it. England is differently situated from any other country in the world. She is a little island with many ships; her business is manufacturing, shipping and loaning money. She subsidizes all the rest of the world to her own inter est. It is painful to see the Sherman sub terfuge, an international bi-meta!lism, approved by so many of our people. It was never anything but a political makeshift. No thinking man has ever expected England would join in it; she never intended to, she was willing to lend just so much of her inlluence as she thought might induce other nations to go into it, but England never. She stands on her bonds and for her bond, and like the Shylock of Shakespeare says, "I will have my bond." AVe have said repeatedly that this money question is purely a national ami not an international question. Every nation has its own money. When it trades with any other nation and there is a balance to be paid from one to the other, it is always paid in the money of the creditor nation. For instance, if we buy from England we have to pay in pounds: if we buy from France we pay in francs; if we buy from Germany we pay in marks, and our gold is simply melted down to its equivalent in the money of the country where we pay the debt. The same is true when other countries pay a balance of trade that is due to us. It is paid in our own money, nothing less, and this talk that we want a dollar that is good the world over is errant folly. There is not a country in the world where a gold dollar is worth anything more than simply its bullion value measured in the country where you try to pass it. American dollars are not current in London any more than pounds sterling are current in the United States. Each country must have its own money. The sooner we stand up squarely and fairly and adopt honest bi metallism the sooner we shall be fair and honest to producer and consumer, to debtor and creditor. Cleveland Plain Dealer. It is dangerous to be dishonest. In banking affairs in Oklahoma the bank president and the bank cashier, who have recently disappeared with their depositors' money in that country, are now in mortal danger. A mob of de positors is after them and if caught there is no doubt that lynching will follow. A few such demonstrations would have a salutory effect on the banking conditions of the. whole country. ANTIIK. iti: (CAI.. We glean fromone of our Illinois tx- exchanges, that a vein of hard or pure anthracite coal has been found in the vicinity of Tolono, Illinois. While the report is vouched lor by prominent cit izens, it seems almost to good to be true. If as stated, this lind is a fact, it will revolutionize the prices through out this country, at least for hard coal Til eke now comes another interest ing story of a rich vein of gold dis covered near Kapids City, South Da kota. A glowing account of the dis covery of t Iiis vein has been sent out to the press of the country, and there is n: doubt that there will soon follow a vigorous effort on the past of promo ters of the mining industry to interest eastern capital in the production of the oar. It is one of t lie things that have been sprung time and again upon the country sometimes with good founda tion but more often with nothing sub stantial behind them. Tin: North American Indian, the noble red man, is being pushed more and more to the verge of total destruc tion. The people of the United States are driving the remnants of the few Indian tribes still in existence into smaller and smaller areas, and it is only a question of a little time until they will have nothing they can call their own. The last acquisition from the red man is a strip of land f',o miles long and IS miles wiie, running from JJirch Creek, Montana, north to the inter national boundary. The consideration is .ti,riK),ooo. Tin: intelligence of this country is a unit on the question of church andstate. believing that the two should be en tirely separated. There has recently come to light in Hartford, Vermont, however, a man who does not seem to look upoh these things in this way. It is said that he has refused to contribute to the support of a church, because the minister of the church had voted for J rover Cleveland. There is no deny ing the right of the individual to give or to withhold his support from the church or any other charitable insti tution or organization, yet the- man who makes political conditions a cause for the support or non-support of the church can be nothing short of a hypoerit. He is not a good citizen. He is not in accord with the spirit of the institutions of a free government such as the United States of America and whether he be Democrat or Re publican, or Populist, or w hat not, he is a man to be watched and not to be trusted. Has Announced it i:, id. Last week a: the assembly of the Soverign Lodge I.O. . F., a decided stand was taken against admitting sa loon keeprs, bar tenders and profess ional gamblers into that society, by a vote of i 17 to 52. Thus the secret so cieties have all taken this position. The Knights of Pythian with its half a minion members has some time ago passed the same law while the Masonic order with a membership 2,000,X)0 has made the some announcement. We l iinl it the World Over. A comtemporary says that newspaper subscriptions are infallible tests of men's honesty. They will sooner or later discover the man. If he is dis honest he will cheat the printer in some way- say he has paid what he has not declare that ho has a receipt somewhere -or sent the money and it was lost in the mail or take the paper and not pay for it on the ground that he did not subscribe for it or move off, leaving it come to the oilice he left. lii-ol licrly l.ovt'. It is a state of affairs to be highly commended that exists at Monticello, this state, where the Democrat and Press of that city dwell m peace and harmony. It is so rare an occurance that it is truly marvelous. Scan the columes of these two papers and you will always discover the most courteous and kindly mention of each additional improvement in either of the ollices. Such brotherly regard is seldom seen in other places, therefore it is a matter t ) be looked upon as something phenom- inal. Whether there is in existence an other spot on earth similar to Monti- cello we have not as yet discovered it. Surely they are to be congratulated. Those 1W ISnKs. We spoke last week regarding the bed bugs in a school house at Pochester, giving the Pepublican of that place the credit for the information. The Pe- publican tells us now that it was at Peru where the bugs got on the war path. We are glad Pochester has escaped the invasion. Aflcr Jtlooil. "l..: :..i i ii.,. paraiso Messenger, says: Sheriff Pen- jamin Hays has received a letter dated at Cedar Lake. It was smeared with fresh blood and contained drawings of skulls and daggers. The writer de clares that if the sheriff ever appears at Cedar Lake and meddles with certain affairs there he will bo killed on the spot. 5.000 ACRES OF VEGETABLES. A l,ilt'iiri,' Coaccrn Miat i- ( .in j ill"; the al! Corner Nam.' oT Mm Iii- ( i! ( of t Im- I .:; It ii. The following is taken from the Pittsburg, 1 1 Vim i Time-', and will no doubt he of considerable interest to a large number of our citizens and prom inent farmers: The biggest preserve, pickle and con diment factory in the world is that of the Heinz company, which started in Sharpsburg with a basket of horse radish. Now it consumes tin product of 5,(11! acres ot ground in this country, besides importing constantly an im mense amount of stuff. At the present time nine cars of cauiil'.ower stand on the tracks waiting to be unloaded They have conic from abroad, and reached Pittsburg in bond. The features of the concern that are most ai parent in this imniedi-ite vicinity are the big works in Allegheny City, and the gardens and kraut factory on the Allegheny liver at Aspiir.va!!. Prauch establishments for raising cucumbers, and other vegetables are located in several cf the other states ol the Union, together with salt ing houses and facilities for caring for the product. The company itself cul tivates about 1,M) acres. The remain der of the Ö.ooo is cultivated for the big establishment by the farmers who are supplied seed raised by the II. ,1. Heinz company in order that it may be pure. Prauch factories are in operation on Long Island, in Indiana and Iowa. Salting houses are established near the farms operated in different sections of the United States, so that when cucum bers or other vegetables are brought in they may at once be put in the salt and properly cared for. Salt vats are used that hold I,' Mi bushels at a time. After salting, the raw material is shipped in special cars owned by the company to Pittsburg, to be prepared and packed for the market. To do the salting at the various stations and in Pittsburg requires about 2jo cars of salt a year. The goods shipped from the main fac tory till over a,00o cars annually. The chief product of the company is pickles, but they are also the largest vinegar makers m the world. Just now the cider mills are crushing 0,000 bush els of apples a day to make into vinegar to be used by the company in its differ ent products. The company is the largest producer of tomato catsup and chili sauce, of saner kraut and of horse radish. Jlorse radish is sold by the car loud. They make of this ten times as much as any other concern. They buy mustard seed by the car and put out their calendars by the car load. To carry on business the 11. J. Heinz company operates a glass factory at Sharpsburg, where about 10 persons are busy making bottles for the use of the concern. This factory does not begin to make enough. A printing oilice, a box factory, a cooper shop, a machine shop, a wagon shop and a lot of other shops are necessary to provide for the daily needs of the big factory. In sea sot: when everything is running at its height about 1,500 hands are in the direct employ of the com pan v, and probably 5,fnKJ more producing cucum bers and vegetables on the farms. At tin- meinen lair. ( )ur correspondent took in the Frenien fair Friday, and although there but a short time sends us a few items, lie desired to tell all he knew, but time and space forbid. Peitrick & Co., dry goods, made a very attractive display, worthy of much attention. The display of ladies' needle and crochet work was large and varied and of a high order. The only regretable tiling about the lloral display was the fact that no house plaids were exhibited. The pastry exhibit showed some pies, cake.-, etc., such as only the ladies of Marshall county know how to make. J. II. Steinbeck's display of cutlery and robes was conceded to be of the linest in many respects. Koeing's exhibit of photographs and crayons was a center for many admir ing eyes. A line display of nursery stock was made on the west side of the lloral hall. The Perdan wire fence was repre sented by M. 1). Schumaker. tin: sTt ii:nAKi:i: i:xiiinrr. The Studebaker Manufacturing Co., of South Fend, was represented by ,. W. Zeiger. Their large tent and very line display of buggies and car riages attracted attention from every bouy on the ground. 1 1 is only neces sary to note that this company is mak ing an exhibit to know that it is a good one, and one of the best arranged on the ground. It represented a great deal of money ami is indicative of the manner in which this company has placed itself among the first of carriage and wagon manufactories in the United States. They have sold carriages in every civilized land under the sun, to presidents of the United States, to roy alty in Europe and to people of all classes, who desire the highest grade and best quality of line carriage work. Tin: K.UT.S. A Foitrbon horse, Funice, won the 2:30 race yesterday. Thursday's 2:18 raco was closely con tested. Pet King drove Mab and made the winning horse go in 2:21 J i, ACCIDKNTS. One of the Pourbon base bali players ad a linger biokcn in an attempt to catch a lly. About . o'clock vesterdav afternoon (Jeo. Cull's eight year old son had his arm caught in a feed cutter ami badly lacerated about the wrist. tiik fa in. The fair may be pronounced a great success in ail departments. It was well attenJed by well pleased people from all over the county and adds one more to the successful Firemen fairs. OUR NEIGHBORS. - I i '-ril 1y lemi n:; t lie Col u m n of Our Cniitcniporurie. A cucumber four feet, seven indies in length is on exhibition in Klkhart. Thursday, Kditor McDonald, of the Ligomer Fanner, was shot while at-j thoroughly understood the necessary tempting to capture a pickpocket. The j action that was needed to insure a suc wound though dingerous, will not j cesstul association in Plymouth. His prove latal. (words of encouragement were appre- The Xanpaiiee News gives a few homely truths for the girl who lets a young man "pick her up" at the church door, instead of showing his apprecia tion of her company by escorting her to the church as well. At Montecello where cement paving is becoming popular, a coloring is mixed with the cement so as to prevent the glare that invariably follows on a sun ny day. The plan is an excellent one. A Fattle Creek, Michigan, farmer says the Chicago News, longed to taste the nectar from the lips of his neighbor's wife. He finally made overtures to the lair one, and secured the coveted prize The husband seemed to dislike the pre- .4: ... ..f 4 .1 I I " 1 luu'1 uvu'11' I. .1.1 l.ir n Tl..t ..w. 1 - : , r- ,..v..t uu.imui rttivaii-u. x ..ai one -" him sll.SO, and he thought it was olac ing the price pretty high. A subscriber of the Michigan City News calls the attention of the editor to an advertisement he carries for a linn in that city, wherein a statement is made regarding a band concert that took place some days previous to the issue. She desired the false statement to be removed. Such things as a busi ness man advertising binding twine m corn husking time is very often seen, and it speaks volumes regarding his appreciation of the paper as an adver tising medium. A man was received at the Prison North the other day who has no legs. His name is Frank Kemp, and he is to serve a three years' sentence for killing his father in Cass county. The otlicials of the fair association of Laporte county utilized a peculiar but no doubt effective remedy to do away with that element who, to save 25 cents, but who desire to see the races, look over the fence. A kodak does the busi ness, and the result will no doubt be beneficial to the association at least. VVill t Im NftiUil Assistance he ;iven. It has been several months since, through the efforts of a few Christian young men a branch of the Young Men's Christian Association, however as a prayer band, has been formed in Plymouth while a large number of the Christian people in our city know very little about this band, only as the an nouncement have appeared from time to tune in the papers, l et the time has come when they are responsible in their future actions in rendering the needed assistance to this good work. This band has met week after week, making a heroic struggle to not only gain information and help for them selves, but they have reached out to bring in the young men, who have no special place to pass away a Sunday atternoon, and given them a pleasant hour, interspersed with songs and sub jects discussed of an important nature. The time has come when they need the encouragement of every Christian man and woman in Plymouth, and the as sistance of every citizen of our beauti ful city. This little band desire to enjoy a suite of rooms, to fix them up in a manner that will not only be at tractive, but which will be an ornament to our rapidly growing city. The desire of this association is to fully equip a reading room, not with a few papers only, but with all the latest periodicals, books of every nature that will enlighten the mind, and everything in connection with this room that will have a tendency to bring the young men of our city inside of its pleasant portals every evening. They also propose to have both rooms and all the equip ments pertaining thereto that will be essential to cleanliness and neatness. A thoroughly appointed gymnasium will also be in connection with the bath rooms, so that physical culture can be properly attend to. Now it will devolve upon our busi ness men to help along this worthy cause. in otner cities like I'lyuioutn, through the end of its business men these important features have been de veloped and every evening hundreds of young men can be seen enjoying these privileges. Fonder over these things and be prepared to render needed assistance. I ii at Michigan City. Friday morning about 12:30, the Peters, Fedder fc Co.'s chair factory at Michigan City was discovered to be on lire. After nearly an hours delay, the lire department arrived upon the scene, and after a hard light subdued the llames, but not until considerable prop erty was destroyed. The property burned was partially insured. THK V. )!.('. A. SUNDAY GIVEN UP TO TUE WORK. Ser I - il" I in I I l;:ii Heid in iiMiiilli Tin- l"oililili- aif an A ot i:it ion T P.ri-lit. As announced last week. Sunday was given up to the contemplation of the feasability of organizing a V. M. C. A. in our city at several of our chinches. I At the M. V.. church the morning ser j vices were utilized by Mr. I. K. Sta.-y, j the state secretary ol Indiana for the j V. M. C. A., and the manner in which ! he presented his subject to tho.se pres ent, gave conclusive evidence that his heart was in the work, and that he I . A 1 I . . I - t I t ciated by members of the band. At the P. P. church Air. .1. W. Funis, railroad secretary of Ft. Wane in the V.M.C.A. work, convinced the members of their duty in helping along this work. AtthePeformedclmrchMr.K.M.Cook, secretary of the Logansport association, interested the people with an eloquent address along this line of work. In the afternoon at lii'M a large gath ering of young men at the Pray Meet ing in the M. K. church was the result of the morning work. An earnest ef fort was put forth by those present to arrive at some definite conclusion re garding the forming of an association here. A large number were anxious to Proceed at once, but eeretarv Stacer. I . . 1 when called upon t o give an outline of the work and the probable cost, was very conservative in his remarks, show ing the dilliculties that would be met and the obstacles to be surmounted. This was a meeting that s.irred every body present, and filled them with a desire to see this work pushed rapidly to the front. In the evening union ser vices were held at the M. P. church, and the large, commodious auditorium was comfortably filled. Addresses were made by each of the representatives Fit-sent on the work of the V. M. C. A., in their immediate localities and the entire country, and was good thoughts for our people to ponder over. One point was made especially clear, and that was that the citizens of our city to a large degree were in an indirect way responsible for the surrounding influ ences of the young men of our town, and that it was their duty to provide suitably equipped quarters where they could profitably spend their evenings. The Fand here will push this matter to a finish, and it is the duty of every business man and citizen m this city who desires to see great good accom plished to give this proposed organiza tion not only words of encouragement, but financial assistance. Tobacco Smoking Is the heading of a communication in last week's Marmont Herald, over the signature of "A citiztn." uch a crank should sign his full name, so as to show to the world at large a man with about as small a conception of American lib erty as graces the earth. While we are perfectly willing to admit that using tobacco is a filthy habit, yet for a man who claims to have a sutlicient amount of that necessary article known as common sense to get in out out of the wet when it rams, dis plays a lack of judicious use of it, when he berates every one who uses tobacco. He even goes so far as to say they are not decent. It is time he inhabited one of the caves to which he would consign tobacco users. If the contamination of the atmosphere at Marmont is so great that it has a bad effect en his lordship, he might remove to Chicago, where they are trying to abate the smoke nuisance. BLACK DIAMOND DEAD. The ruinous Ohlcnhiirx Coach Mallioii. Many people in this vicinity were acquainted with the above named handsome horse, ami much regret will be felt among fanners ami local horse men when they learn of his death. He was an animal of exceptionally line form and action and kind disposition. He was owned by a stock company in this city and kept by his part owner, Dr. I.inkenhelt, who could often be seen drawing the reins over his hand some back. Fach had an affection for the other which was remarkable. His trouble originated from being shown at the fair, where he was granted first premium for general purposes and sweepstakes. lie wonied considerable, owing to the excitement, and afterward took a little cold from standing in one of the sheds where was a draft, but was immediately given medical assistance and seemed to be getting along nicely up to last night, when he took a turn for the worse, and in spite of all that science and medicine could do for him he died at t:10 o'clock this morning of pleuropneumonia, lie was valued at 2,800 and was insured for $1,000. Oulte I iilerv! inj;'. There is no doubt that the participants in the tableaux that takes place under the trees at the court house frequently after dark, think their movements are not observed. If they do they have made a sad mistake. A word to the wise, etc.