The shoe shop of John McColl has
been removed to the Linkenhelt build
ing, on Water street.
Mrs. Dr. Kent, of Vincennes, is visit
ing with Mrs. Carrie Craig, of this city.
Mrs. Kent will probably remain and
make her home for the future in Ply
mouth. W. 1). Staplin, a prominent attorney
and capitalist of Hock ford, 111., has
been arrested and taken to Chicago to
answer to the charge of sending duns
through the mails on postal cards.
Wanted A new milch cow, four to
five years old, part Jersey, gentle, good
milker. (Jeo. 11. Tiiayki:, Ji:.
Fred Johnson of McCool station was
run down and killed by a Ji. Sc O. pass
enger train near Woodville Monda
night. lie had been to Chestertown
and started home considerably intoxi
cated, lie was & years old and had
no relation in this country.
A Wabash man recently bought a
fine gray horse with a record of 2:30 for
The animal was sulTering with
lockjaw and his owner thought he
could not get well, but he did, and now
the original owner is kicking himself
and wants the horse back.
Alfred Olson, an employe in the
brick yards at Porter, was seriously
injured this morning. While wheel
ing a load of brick he fell off a scaffold,
a distance of thirty feet. lie was hurt
about the head and back and one of Iiis
limbs was fractured. It is feared he
will be crippled for life. Valparaiso
Col. Nicholas Ensley, ex-U. S. pension
agent of Indiana, and now secretary of
the Union National .Savings A: Loan
Association, of Indianapolis, Ind., is in
the city to-day with their state agent
J. M. Kyser, of this city,. looking over'
the extensive business they have here
and making several more new loans.
From here they go to South Bend and
other cities in the northern part of the
state, where Mr. K. is negotiating sev
eral more loans.
Indiana and Chicago capitalist are
interested in a project to build an elect
ric railroad connecting Plymouth,
Bremen, Bourbon, Xappanee and
Cioshen with a junction at Wabash
railroad near the latter city. Chicago
Record. It can easily be seen what a
benefit such a project as the above
would be to Plymouth as it would give
a direct connection with several neigh
boring places which under existing
circumstances are extremly hard to
reach. However it might be said that
such a project is not new, it having
been agitated as long as nine or ten
BOURBON AND VICINITY.
Makimli. At the Presbyterian
Manse, October ,, Mr. Chauncey K.
Burkey and Miss Louisa C. Mattz,were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony,
Pev. Breckinridge olliciating.
F. F, Acker, who is suffering with
typhoid fever is reported by his physi
cian a? slowly improving.
Mrs. Susan Haines, of Huntington, is
visiting with old friends and taking in
the fair t Iiis week.
Class 2:40 troting, purse 6100,0).
Mero. James S, Punice, Jim Monroe
and Little Joker.
Class 2:1S troting, purse 82Ö0.00.
Frankie B , Pich Brown, Mab, Dot L.
fkiuay's hacks OCT. .K
Class two year olds and under, trot
ing, purse 73.00.
En t lies;
Betty L, and (Jansulas.
Class 2::J0 pace, purse 6130.O0.
Should'nt Wonder, Decoy, Fxmore,
Frank I)., and Lady.
liounnox, Oct. 10, 1S'.3.
The fair this week ranks next to the
State fair held at Indianapolis, far
surpassing that fair on live stock, there
being 103 entries of sheep, 11U of hogs
and '.12 of cattle and some lo horses.
The business house i will close to-day
and to-morrow from 1 to 5 on account
of the fair.
Hesult of Wednesday's races:
Two-year-old trotting, ; mile, 3 in 3.
Petty L 112 1
(iansulas 2 2 1"
Time 1:1'., US, 1.20, 1:10.
2::f Pace. Purse 130.
Decoy 1 i i
Frank S. 2 2 :i
Shouldnt Wonder 4 12
Exmore :j :j
Time, 2:22;, 2:221 2:27.
The weather to-day iscool and the at
tendance is very large. The streets art
lined with people while the fair grounds
are packed Conservative estimates
place the attendance at about 3,000.
About 130 Plymouth people are tak
ing in the fair to day.
Bourbon and Xappanee bands are
furnishing music for the fair to-day.
The night police lodged twenty ho
bos last night, in the city jail.
Mr. Charles, Fdd and Miss Matie
Trash of Waukarusa are visiting at
J. V. JJoultoa anI family of Chicago
are visiting with old friends and tak
ing in the fair this week.
Schools have been dismissed for the
balance of this week on account of the
One of the features of the fair that is
attracting consldrrable attention, and
produces universal favorable comment
is the balloon ascensions and para
chute drops made by Prof. Wilson, of
Logansport, Ind. The ascension made
last evening at 3 o'clock was very line,
and one of the afternoon features
looked forward to is the balloon ascen
sion. Prof. Wilson is a daring aeronaut.
Miss lone Poach, of Columbia City,
is visiting with Mildred Keller, and en
joying the fair.
F. II. Fisher, of Chicago, who has a
jewelery stand here at the fair grounds,
will in all probability steer clear of tak
ing in a stranger, lie befriended a fel
low by the name of John Wallace, who
he brought here from Plymouth. He
stood good for his board, gave him
some jewelery to sell, and the fellow
showed his gratitude by selling the
whole business and attempting to skip.
Wallace was caught at the depot, lodged
in the "cooler,'" but this morning Fisher
would not appear against him and he
Mrs. Cipson, of Warsaw is visitm
with the family of James Lavreu
during the fair.
ARG 05 AND VICINITY.
A nous, Oct. H, 1S'3.
Mrs. Shrock, of Ooshen, is visitin;,
her sister, Mrs. Chas. Sarber.
Isaac Heed's new cigars are now oi
The Argos ball team was beaten by
Warsaw Tuesday, at the latter place
The score was 8 to 3. Warsaw will be
at Argos Friday.
Chas. Elagg and Carl Heynolds, of
Plymouth, were in town last evening
I. Holey, of Hochester, takes charge
of the barber chair in llngh's Pro's shop
during L. J.'s illness.
Lu Knyart, of Macy, was seen on oui
L. J. Hughes is recovering from his
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Zum-
baugh, a son, Monday.
James Maxey, of Plymouth, was on
our streets Tuesday.
Homer Watson made a business trip
to Kewanna Tuesday.
Prban Drake is limping around,
caused by the slipping of a hog-hook,
which struck his knte while assisting
(1. 1). Stevens is having a stone walk
placed around his residence on Maple
Mrs. Ad. Bock left to-day to visit her
parents and friends at Cicdo and
J imes Bolin made a dying business
trip to Tipton to-day.
Twin Laki, Oct. UK 1V.3.
John Nichols bought his son llosjo a
line Smalley wheel last Saturday.
Henry AVhite, in company with his
aunt, of Plymouth, visited at Tyner
Hev. Rothenberger will preach at this
place next Sunday at 3 p. m. Come
one, come all, and be benefitted.
Mrs. Amanda White, of Plymouth, is
visiting relatives in this locality.
Hev. Dustman preached at Trinity
last Sunday morning.
Oeorge Hampton visited the family
of J. W. Nichols last Sunday.
Mat Loaryis plastering Jerry Run
nel s house this week.
The next township institute of the
West township teachers will be held at
District No. 2 (Twin Lakes) on Saturda
Eli Freese has a line top buggy .
Heport of recent date tells us that
some of Miami count j's county oilieers
are dealing with the iinney tribe about
A number of the neighbor women
were invited to come and aid in quilt
ing at Mrs. John Nichols a few days
ago. As usual a splendid dinner was
set berore them.
La paz, October 10, IS'.t3.
S. S. Fish of Plymouth was in town
Wm. agan of darret Ind., was visit
ing here yesterday.
Dr. and Mrs. Moore, of North Liberty
were in town yesterday.
Miss Lulu Liuvrlle is reported worse.
Win. Cos'ello and Wm. Pagan weie
in Plymouth yesterday on business.
Master Alexis Babcock is danger
ously ill. We are unable to learn the ail
ment but we suppose it is typhoid ma'-
aria. Dr. Hamilton is the attending
A. C. Thompson of Plymouth is
visiting with Fred Meyers.
Mrs Waltz, who has been quite sick
for two weeks is improving slowly.
II. (I. Thayer, of Plymouth was bil
led for a lecture at the M. P. church
last Tuesday night but owing to bad
weather ho failed to put in hU appear
THE ONE QUESTION.
Arc the Cubans Cupable of (inverning
Themselves as a Republic?
Pittsburg Times: The Cubans are
extremely anxious to obtain from the
United States a recognition of their
belligerent rights, believing, and pos
sibly correctly, that under this recog
nition their independence would be
secured. Under it they could buy arms
and munitions of war in the United
States, or their friends could ship them
to them. They would have liberty of
trade, and while they would not have
liberty to enlist men for their armies,
they would have the next thing to it.
The barrier against recruiting would be
practically broken down. It would be
an easy matter to send recruits to
Cuba as nominally the crews of mer
chant ships. Under a Rrant of bellig
erant rights there is no doubt that this
would be winked at. More than that
could not be permitted without laying
ourselves open to the charge of fur
nishing men to fight a nation with
whom we are at peace. But that would
be enough. In the event of it, adven
turers would flock to Cuba in hope cf
gold and glory. With such assistance
to the rebels it might be a question
if the Spaniards could hold their own
In the island long.
The grant of belligerency is always a
delicate matter, for it is always regard
ed as an evidence of hostility. In the
event of it Spain would be convinced
that when the moment came we would
go farther in the interest of her rebels.
That is one reason why the grant is
refused. Another is that it might
serve merely to encourage rebellion;
that is, the Cubans might be conquered
in spite of it. No nation likes to take
the risk of recognizing a rebellion
which does not give satisfactoiy proof
that it will end in independence, for
every nation which does that expects
when independence is established, a re
turn of the favor in the shape of trade
or other privileges. Thi? is not the
first rebellion in Cuba. There have
been others which gave more promise
of success than this one docs.
Add that the authorities at Wash
ington have their doubts of the ability
of the Cubans to carry on an independ ent
government if they had one, or at
least such a government as would bo
worth helping to create. If the Cuban
people had had different training, or
if they were of one blood, it is safe to
say that the authorities at Washington
would be more disposed to stretch a
point in their favor. The parallel be
tween France at the outbreak of the
American Revolution and the United
States now, as drawn by a representa
tive of the Cubans, is greatly mislead
ing, for France then had her revenge
to wreak upon England through her
revolted colonies, while we have none
to wreak upon Spain, and as the com
parative fitness of the Americans for
self-rule then and the Cubans now, the
less said the kindlier. It is a mistake
to suppose that this country is opposed
to liberty in refusing to grant them bel
ligerent rights. It is opposed to in
volving itself in complications with
Spain without reasonable certainty that
the resulting good will justify it.
DACHELORS' HALL TO DATE.
One Kefusrd to Io Washing and Then
Shot Hit J! rot her.
Philip Ueohm and his brother Adam,
both bachelors, kept house together at
CG Grace street, Jersey City, says the
New York World. Adam is thirty-five
yara old md Philip is thirty. Philip
was willing to spend money; Adair
never spent a cent without sighing. On
last Monday it was Philip's turn to do
the family washing. He suggested that
they should engage a washerwoman.
Adam said "no," and to teach Philip a
lesson put his food and clothes in a
closet and kept the key. All through
Monday the quarrel continued. The
crisis came yesterday, when Philip tried
to break open the closet door. Adam
seized a club; Philip drew a revolver
and fired. Adam groaned and fell over
with a bullet in his abdomen. Philip
then surrendered himself to the police
and Adam was taken to the city hos
pital. The doctors think he will die.
A Very 1VIe Connprtirnt Cat.
"Why even the cats of Connecticut
should bo more ingenious than ordi
nary ones, we cannot say; but this item
indicates great ingenuity on the part
either of the cat or of the man who
told the story. William (lilen, of New
London, threw some lobster meat to his
cat. Cats are very fond of the delicacy,
eo what was William's surprise on see
ing Grimalkin lug the meat around the
corner. Following her he found that
she had placed it carefully in front of
a large rat-hole as a bait. Then she
lay in wait behind a barrel until an
unwary rat came out and snapped the
bait, when pussy pounced on him and
broke his back with a single shake.
IMaycd Iluifitf with a Credit nr.
James H. Russell of KUenville, N. Y.,
gave a mortgage on his hotel furni
ture to John De Witt. Recently De
Witt's lawyer went to take possession
or the goods and found that the orig
inal bed room L-ets had been replaced
by toy furniture and that a child's
piano ol a cheap pattern filled the place
of the piano on which the mortgage
had been gn n. An examination was
made of the mortgage and it was found
that tlo make or style of the piano
had not been Fpeufud and no descrip
tion of the bed sets had been in.scrted.
Tin- New ( oliiinlmn,
In one of the recent public school ex
aminations in New York City the pu
pils were directed to write what they
knew about Columbus. One little boy
handed in the following: "Christopher
Columbus was born in 1192. 1771 he
wandered off iato the woods with a
hatchet, and was never heard cf
Tbey Are of the Kuraljptus Tribe of
Gams and Are Found In Australia.
In the Victorian state forest, on the
slopes of the mountains dividing Gipps
Land from the rest of the Australian
colony of Victoria, grow the highest
trees in the world, the noble gum trees
of the genus eucalyptus. These trees
range from 350 feet to 500 feet in
height. One of the huge trees that had
fallen was found, by actual measure
ment with a tape, to be 433 feet from
the roots to where the trunk had been
broken off by the fall, and at that point
the tree was 3 feet in diameter. A cedar
tree recently felled near Ocosta, Wash.,
measured 4G7 feet in height and 70 feet
in circumference. Dr. Jmcs gives
some interesting particulars of these
gum trees. The eucalyptus globulus
grow 40 feet in height in four years, in
Florida, with a stem a foot in diameter.
Trees of the same spec ics in Guatemala
grew 120 feet in twelve years, and had
a stem diameter of 9 fpet. Other species
also attain enormous sizes eucalyptus
diversicolor is known to grow 400 feet
high, and trees have boon measured 300
feet long without a branch. Hoards 12
feet wide can frequently bo obtained.
In 1SC0, a monster petrified tree va
; found in Baker county, Oregon. It was
Just GM feet long, and at its butt was
quite CO feet in diameter. Amber-like
beads of petrified gum adhered to the
sides cf the trunk for a distance of 100
feet or more.
The VI n Was Fouiul.
From the Dublin Mail. At an enter
tainment in Dublin a thought-reader
boasted that he could find a marked
pin hidden by one of the audience. The
pin was hidden by a Trinity student in
an adjoining room in the presence of
the committee, among whom was a con
federate. The student, suspecting the
man from Iiis looks, slyly took away
the pin from its hiding place. On his
return to the platform the thought
reader gazed into the hidor's face, and,
putting his hand to his brow, was
blindfolded and led the student to the
hiding place, but of course could find
no pin. He returned, acknowledged
his defeat, and looked daggers at his
confederate. "Now, gentlemen," said
the student, "I'll undertake to say that
if this diviner of the human mind will
do as I tell him half the audience, with
out a single hint, will know where the
pin is," and turning to the thought
reader, he said: "Sit down." lie did
so. There was a yell, and jumping up
the thought-reader hastily pulled from
his coat-tails the marked pin.
Swee l ewis.
Mis? V. -cfiXc Lewis, daughter of a well
:do farmer, has been voted the pret
tiest girl in Audrian county, Mo. She
wears this distinction and a diamond
ring, which goes along with It, with tho
sweet modesty of a rustic belle in
sensible to flattery and proof against
affectation. She celebrated her tri
umph by Jumping on an old gray horse
and riding up the road as fast as the
animal could gallop.
Spectacles of an Optician.
rir?t-Ym: ; et ;i sei jitil'wee test.
See nd I rw is j.; t rlv littt'd.
Thiid-ni all lie I i until til i:ues no tw.,
aic aiiKi-. An rxjrrt iri'iilist omv
:iid: ' (Inn! Icii-cs hi iH-or frames are
in. t otl."- fit the laer and t -n !!
as wcl! as tlu- .
Fourth-1 li.-iu' apolitical room where ttts hy
iiitii'uini Mm lit first, then i'iovt n ly lay
üülit. insiiic :i;:;tinst mistakes ami fiir
Fifih - v make ::lt ueres- aw changes and ex-
liüi'f.' lei.s !" lor one tr to all
.o on!ii'ai, de.ilei is coini tt nt to adapt
H tades :u:d should 'lot be tnitnlitli
the ui. penal orpan. namely, the eye.
whali is lot liiirioi'.s to l-e tampered
5een:h- 1 t an fiirnMi 1 t(t'ii irt;icl's:.i! ev
Klapses lor less easli then any traelitm
I'tieian. 1 toi or iK enlist or lhetianij
i (Idler that liotiu rs n at M.ur haek
!oor lien voll -an not" an,.r,l "to bother
Eighth- lä li'i-ii.l-c r that hy ji;sl mttinua sot of
test I uses or prefixing - r."or "optic
ian"to an allre or t ir nlar does n t in-
( ail at my i llico ai d read the testimon
ials. !iae eiir eyes tested, he eomim-ed
and sie hu Trains in iiianx Meeds.
Tw enty Years Experience.
2 Doors Nortli of l3ostoffice.
Money loaned on watches and valu
ables. DR. BURTON'S
Plymouth institute for
the Cure of
A spK-iulid private Sani
tarium in one of the most
beautiful towns in Indiana.
All communications should
he addressed to
DR. T. A. BORTON,
Keports from mine opera
tors verify the fact.
Thev will add 75 cents
per ton to the price of
soft coal, Hard eoal will
make an immediate cor
Cold weather is coming.
Let me fill your hins'now
at the verv lowest current
Quick delivery is a fea
ture of my business. Tel
ephone orders given
Office with C. L. Morris, V
Our line of
Is the most complete
of any house in the
Think of an ele
gant fine cut for
Just one-half price.
Hut we took advan
tage of the war be
tween the factories
and bought liberally,
and can furnish you
the right goods at the
right prices in Plug,
Fine Cut and Smok
Ben Hur and Cycle Cigars
Always in Stock. i
The modern stand
ard Family Medi
cine : Cures the
ills of humanity.
GEORGE F. STEEL,
(J raining, Taper Hanging, Coach
P. 0. Box 27, Waikcrlon, Indiana,
Residence, I miles east of Walkerton
BEST ON EARTH.
A few choice cows
and heifers now for
sale. Am closing out
my herd, and intend
ing purchasers must
come soon for bar
j The Day
Of glittering gold in the months of the
people is rapidly giving waj to the more
modern and certainly more harmonious
l Hi ill
S U li f IUI
Newly patented System of apphing
this work is a revelation to all who de
sire their teeth i'ieserved and restored
to their'natural whiteness!.
Call at the
Model Dental Parlors
JAS. K. HOUGHTON,
Collections, Depositions and Civil
Business Attended to Promptly.
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