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Vol. II.
No. 21
A Barsraie
From now on until January 1, 1896, for
each and every cash sale J will give the follow
ing bargain: With every suit of clothes, an ex
tra pair of pants of the same material as suit;
with every single pair of pants, a good pair of
suspenders; and all overcoats will he made at
rock-bottom prices, (iive me a call.
A Tellit
High Prices
This is what occurred at our store this week, and
received the brunt of the hit.
Cost was not considered in the reduction of prices
on these goods; we desire to get rid of them before the
season further advances.
This word; inaugurates this special sale of (JOM-
to-day Dec. 18, and continues till Dec. 24.
We received a shipment of Chenille4 and Damask
Curtains that we wish everyone to see. These go in
with the others at reduced. prices.
Ball & C
Then cut your second growth White Ash into holts and logs and deliver
to our lactory. JJoits cut 4 long, 0 inches in diameter and up, SG.5Ö
per cord. Logs cut 5, 11 or Wt l td long, 12 inches in diameter and up,
18 per thousand. Must be straight timber and free from knots.
Knocked Out!
Plymouth's Fourth Ward Deal Is
News of the Iieciioii Creates luli Kxcite
nifiit in this City I'osnihle K fleet
npoK 'Municipal Legislation.
From Friday's Daily.
The supreme court of Indiana has
The wise five spoke yesterday and
they spoke right out in meet in", too.
The report last evening that the
supreme court had passed upon and
knocked oir the widely advertised
"fourth ward deal," came in the form
of a telegram from the state capital and
spread like wild tire. All over town
knots and little bunches of politicians
and citizens were gathered in interested
discussion of the report and its possible
Kv'T sm.'e the original case went up
from Judge Vinson's court, the guesses
hazarded upon the final outcome of the
appeal have been numerous and varied.
Still it were sale to say that the more
sargume, even, of the watchful republi
cans did not look for so complet- -.i sup
porting of their claims, and sin 1 utter
throwing aside of their political oppon
ents. The lirst news of the decision cd the
high tribunal came in the shape of the
following telegram, from Assistant Sec-retary-of-btate
Wright to Chief Clerk
Oglesbee, in this city.
II. P.. o.;i.ksj.i k. Plymouth.
Supreme court leveiseil lecNioti in fourth
v;trl c;im'. Holds ü:aor no ii;dit to ote -onli-nam-f
nni.xt te lead three day, not three times
one day. W. S Wit n; in .
More fully and clearly stated, t'.iis
means, and the decision of the supreme
court is, that in the meeting wherein
was born the inception of the whc'i
trouble the last regular meeting of the
ity council under the administration of
Mayor J)rummond, the rules of order
then in current force could be suspend
ed only by a two-thirds vote of the mem
bers. Thus the using of the mayorial
franchise to make a bare majority was
illegal, the repealing of the rules was in
consequence of no elfect, and the busi
ness transacted under such repeal was
altogether void.
The primal elfect of this sweeping
decision is to knock out the fourth
ward in toto. Incidentally, Aidermen-by-guesa
Maxey and O'Keefe will retire
more or less gracefully into the deeper
shadow, and the municipal ship of state
will sail quiet'y on under the original
rules and conditions.
'1 Toll You So."
The crop of "I-told-you-so"' brethern
is already becoming pretty large. Inci
dentally, it tnay be interesting to note
that, outside of those who did so for
political reasons, the lirst genuine
'I-told-you-so" prophet was Tin: Jndk-
In the issue of Friday, October 2,
18U1-our second number The Inde
pendent said, in the course of an ex
haustive review of the municipal
"To a man up a tree, who lias no especial
interest, except that of a citi.en. In the contro
versy, it would seem that the republican posi
tion is the most just ami reasonable one."
Thus it will be noticed that, standing
outside of any political bias, this paper
as usual voiced the opinion of the peo
ple, and was upon the eminently cor
rect side of the question. Of course,
it can bat be somewhat gratifying to
see that the state court of last resort
so fully backs up the vie as taken so
far back by us
The Situation Sow.
Ex-City Attorney Oglesbee said in re
lation to his telegram from Swift
Wright, that there could be no question
as to the existing situation now. There
was no re-trial of the case possible, no
new issues to be adduced and this de
cision simply ended everything. Plym
outh never had more than three wards
and six councilmen.
City Attorney Harley A. Logan vas
asked by the Independent reporter
the possible effect upon any legislation
enacted by the council as it had been
constituted for the past year whether
the claim of de facto official service
could be sustained. Said he: "If there
has been no legal vacancy in ollice, there
can be no de facto filling of that va
cancy. Hence, any important legisla
tion whose passage depended upon the
votes of the two pseudo councilmen
was not legally passed. Still, I recall no
vital work done in such manner."
Mayor Swindell didn't recall any vital
legislation apt to be brought into seri
ous legal question under like conditions.
The north sewer project, he aui4w
passed and put through in such manner,
butjthe city had done the work and it
was paid for. The later sewer work
was the result of an unanimous vote, so
that the two "queer" votes had no ef
fect one way or trie other.
Looking IIiK'kwurd.
Plymouth citizens in general cannot
help but feel thankful that the whole
trouble is now over, beyond any possible
resurrection. They remember the high
and angry wave of feeling which it en
gendered, and which was not confined
by our city limits. For three months
city affairs were tied up, a quorum
could not be secured in council, city
business c lid not be transa :ted. Then,
after Judge Uurson's decision, the two
new men were recognized under protest,
so to speak, by Mayor Swindell, and so
the municipal band wagon was once
more started onward with the twain
occupying real seats up uext to the
bass drum. Put the high-hunde affair
has made trouble enough, and we are
glad it's all over.
It must be understood, certainly,
that the Independent looks at such
matters as this, which so closely ailect
our little city's weal, lnm the non
partisan and unbiased standpoint of
a citizen whose business future lies in
this, his home town, and who desires
only t see it prosper in all things.
Vet the above quoted excerpt shows
that from the start, it appeared patent
to us that the movement to make the
new ward was not right was in fact
a simon-pure political move, whose only
object seemed to keep the town
under the direct control of the political
party whose doings and authority the
people had unmistakably repudiated at
the election j ist previous The question
of additional and unwarranted expense
involved by the attempt was not con
siuered by those back of it, nor the
hardships which were suffered by the
people - especially by city employes -
through the municipal tie-up fi r three
long months.
We may expect to find the outer walls
of the city hall soon decorattd with a
notice after something of the following
: Fn: .ia:, :
: Two oüicial togas, royal purple, :
: 'most as good as new. :
: Inquire within. ;
At the Front.
Wednesday's Daily Independent
gave conclusive evidenc-i to our readers
that we are giving an excellent tele
graphic service, and one to those who
are not taking a Chicago Daily, that is of
considerable value. Wednesday's edition
gave a complete report of the presidents
message, to congress, and the entire
correspondence between Silsbury, of
Kngland, and Secretary Onley of this
There is not an American citizen who
does not desire to be informed upon all
these great important issues, and the
people of Plymouth even now receive
this excellent feature at their door every
The transaction of business in Con
gress, is another important feature of
the telegraphic service of the Independ
ent, which comes through the efforts of
competent reporters every evening. One
of the deserving features of the tele
graphic service of the Daily Inde
pendent, is the concised and pointed
manner in which it is given. Our read
ers are able to gather the eve its of the
past twenty four hours, in a short space
of time, and not compelled to search
over several paes of matter of news
that may not be of interest to them.
Insane on Keligion.
There is a story of more than ordin
ary pathos behind the simple chroni
cling of the news item that Charles T.
Kizer and his wife were taken to Long
cliff insane hospital at Logansport by
Sheriff Smith Thursday afternoon.
Charles T. Kizer is a farmer in mod
erate circumstances, who lives about
four miles west of town in West town
ship. IJis family consists of a wife and
five children between the ages of three
months and 14 years. He is a man of
good education, pretty well read on
daily topics and has always been con
sidered soundly sensible until, some
time ago, both he and his wife Lou
became intensely interested in religious
subjects. They imbibed the "santifica
tion theory, and the intensity of their
feeling soon wrought its effect upon
their rather impressionable minds.
Still, they do not insist upon talking
religion, and upon other subjects
are perfectly ratianal.
Their examination by a commission
of lunacy was at the instance of rela
tives. They were declared insane, and
were taken into custody by the sheriff
yesterday and brought here to jail. The
four elder children were taken the
'.hfounty poor atylum, and this
i separation of the family caused intense
sorrow to the parents. The latter, with
the infant child, were started for Lorig
cliffe this afternoon.
Kizer said that he intended next year
to travel in a covered wagon about the
state as an itinerant preacher r the go-
The Deadly Huker.
No other invention that has been
brought to the notice of the people of
this state has committed mo. e butch
eries than the corn husking machine.
There is hardly a day goes by without
the mangling of some pour unfortunate
who has by accident come in contact
with the deadly knives on a rapidly
"- i'jcorrugaied hack has known so many
since the inaugural ou of corn husking trembling and feari ul human loads of
by machinery, mangled hands and arms
I have been added to the catagory of
j mishaps.
i The latest accident is reported from
! near Idaville, where a oung man by
j the name of Levi Penny was operating
I one of these entrance to a grave vard
j Monday atterm..,,,. He reached over j ilic hul!. wh,.lv n(Vt.,.s been laid for
I to remove an obstacle from the edge ..i ja fu!l ha!t UuU,-n. a.s.. a sumptuous
j the ejlmder. and like a Hash the grind- j t XVd ,J:U..ul Ty. (llM.i:,sio:i ul
I ""'" had him in itselutche. and j tl:t. nu.al ,va, ,.ll,,liU.u.u a!Kj enlivened
j ere a hand could be reache I forth tojhV the ril,t.mai v running lire of 1 111-
save him, his arm was chopped off to I 10II1Itll pleasantries and mtormal en
,the s'.oulder and one side of his face j( ,Vments. such as must accomnanv the
j a quivering mass of ton llesh, and the asseilllin:j t ..ther of a partv of light-
l :....r.i . . i . - - 1 -
uidmsm.ntyj.ms man w no a .-non
time befoie was busy with the planning
of future prospects wie scattered
around the machine. lie breathed his
last before his comrades removed him
from the treacherous maw of the corn
Young Uenny was only 21 years of
age and lived in Cass county where the
! remains were taken for interment.
Water, Water Everywhere.
The copious rains of the last two or
three days have saturated the ground to
a goodly depth and notwithstanding
their disagreeable feartures of slush,
slippery pavements and damp feet have
brought joy to many. Cisterns have
been lilled, failing wells have been re
plenished and the ideal conditions to
precede a long hard seasonable freeze
There is water everywhere and it is
not impossil le, or was not this morning
to lind houses in tin's city, entirely
surrounded by the aqueous lluid. When
an Independent lepresentative stop
ped a moment this morning to note the
labors of a man engaged in cleaning
out a gutter the man said: "Can't vou
raise them aldermen a little bit on the
water question '-"".and as the Independ
ent man started on he continued:
"They wont think much about the
water now but will be around to tee us
when they need our votes." lie laughed
a menacing laugh and turned to solve
the pratical drainage question upon
which he was engiged.
Illness til Mrs, I"rel shoemaker.
Mrs. Fred Shoemaker, the wife of the
Michigan street restaurateur, was pros
trated about Thursday noon by a
sudden attack of nervous prostration.
She had been suffering from violent
headaches, but the moreseriois phase
of disorder came practically without
warning. he fell and was assisted to
a chair, immediately becoming uncons
cious. Dr. Knott, who chanced to be
passing the house at the moment, was
called in, and after an hour's hard wjrk,
succeeded in restoring consciousness.
Mrs. Shoemaker is reported much im
proved this afternoon, with the proba
bility that the more serious stage is
Itoys Attraet Attention.
Two or three boys got into a scramble
over their hats Wednesday and were
an attraction around which soon gath
ered a considerable crowd. JJusiness
men stopped on their way from dinner
and school boys and girls tarried on
their way from school to witness the
juvenile struggle. The hats of conten
tion received very little consideration
at the hands of the boys as they strug
gled eastward on Garro street, and as
they struggled the crowd grew on the
Michigan street corner but the fun did
not last long and when the hats were
finally restored to their rightful owners
the crowd dispersed.
Masque Social.
The ladies of the W. K. C, will give a
masquerade social at the G. A. lt., hall
on Friday Dec. 27th. For the benefit
of their relief fund an admission of ten
cents will be charged. This will entitle
each one to ice cream and cake. Come
everyone and enjoy a sociable masquer
ade. Young people are especially in
vited. l.ieense to Wwl.
John Heede to Elizabeth Cat.
John L. T. Eghtmeger to Lorisa
William J. Kennells to Myra E. Miller
Lo-:I . rianuoiites I-; tit ell . i it a Merry
I'.irty of Their voiith i:iol r rut er.
The bonds of fraternal union were
more chsel v welded together Wedhes-
i da- niphl b" tm. Ilieillbers of the oca!
i rT.tltw.1 ot'tl.L PmvmI t t...ii...n Tlu.ir
v-ioivii vi noiui k i i. antun, jnn
nail was the scene of one of the merri
est convocations that has enlivened
Plymouth's little secret society world
diiriir; the seas-in.
At T:'J ) arrived a party of twenty
six followers of the my -tic crown
from nit!: Ueml. Their arrival was
not altogether unexpected, and they
brought with them the excellent St
. t
Joe decree team arid the eoat whose
wisdom seekers. Two candidates for
degrees were pro ded by the Plymouth
brethren and were formally and prettily
inducted into the inner secrets of tht
At a late hour, the itors ami their
hosts ad ioii!h( d tothe imemaker din-
iiearU-d Uie:i bonded ill the social ranks
(lf aIlV SIIlliiar 4,rdt.r.
After retreshmeiits had ieen served
and accorded full justice, a return to
the hall preluded the re-opening of the
lodge in the form ol a council of t lie
Grand Orient -1 hat order of all orders.
A number of members were taken
through the devious, winding ways of
the lea'nis orient-il. and the hours
passed rapidly until he time came for
theouth l'end brethren to return to
their homes. The return trip was made
by a Yandalia freight, which was liter
ally ;aken bv storm.
The event was mi; hse pleasant
memories will long be c'.eris'itd by the
local eo. nici! members, uad the invita
tion to 'feme again
of tmceritv.
beais its full load
All Eenie I rei-lil Wreck.
A freight wreck wnich looked much
worse than it was, and still was b3d
enough to delay all through tralüc lor
several hours, occurted in the Pennsyl
vania east yards, a' th turn-table, Fri
day morning.
From 1 (."clock on until the wreck
ing .crews were kept busily at work ir.
J the attempt to clear the main track for
passage. And meantime the early Chi
cago liver known as the "news j aper
train" was lying back at the tower, three
hours late and effectually blocked.
Two east bound through freights
were the participants in the smash-up,
thouth just where the lea! blame falls
will be dillicult to say. One train had
broken at the tower and the lirst half
was backing onto the siding by the
table, in its switching work. The
second train, drawn by locomotive .T1,
Engineer McMnllen. came up the table
track, disregarded the red switch lights
and crashed into the side of the lirst
Engine 2Ö1 was quite badly damaged
while two loaded box cars of the lirst
train were totally demolished, torn to
pieces and their contents strung along
the track.
Probably all the crew inen connected
with the wreck will "go upon the car
pet" but just who will be punished for
the costly negligence it weie useless to
conjectuie. The spot was a great
drawing card for our citizens for sever
al hours.
A Housing Meeting.
Tuesday night's K. O.T.M. meeting is
reported as a rousing one. A regular
review meeting was held. Eleven
candidates were balloted on and two
applications, too late to be acted upon
were held over to the next meeting.
Two candidates were initiated into
the mysteries of the order by the fifty-
two sir knights who were present
There are now 102 members of Tent
lodge No. 27 in good standing.
An invitation received to go to Uour
bon Thursday night next for the pur
pose of instructing a lodge at that place
was accepted, with the intentions be
ing to leave here at 8:40 on that even
ing. The round trip fare will be only
0 cents if ten or more go.
A I -arge Catch.
One of the finest string of lish ex
hibited in Plymouth was seen Tuesday.
They consisted of thirty-two black bass
six of them averaging six pounds, w hile
the remainder weighed three and a half
pounds each. This catch was brought
in by two strangers who had epent the
day at Lake Maxenkuckee, one of the
finest lakes for fishing in the state of

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