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Vol. II.
No. 17
.1 li ILo
Pants! Pants! Pants!
A good pair of steel gray jeans working
pants made to order for
Two grades corduroy pants,
Suits and Overcoats at living
A Preinventory
We take stock in a few weeks; the cloth
ing stock must be moved to make room for the
large, new and nobby line that will soon arrive.
In order to facilitate the quick movement
of this stock we will give a straight cut of
This is no buncombe. Will give an illus
lustration: A suit is shown you that is marked
$11.50. Taking 30 per cent, oil' will make a
discount amounting to 3.45, which will make
the price of the suit 8.05. Every piece of cloth
ing throughout the entire store is marked in
plain figures, so that you yourself can take a
pencil and figure the price of the suit. This,
however does not pertain to suits alone, but to
everything called clothing.
Those who have as yet not made their
necessary purchases, now is your opportunity to
buy a Suit, Overcoat or Pants at less than you
ever before purchased.
MM ! 11 I
i. Iiis saie closes January ;i, ibuu.
Ball Carabin,
Then cut your second growth White Ash into bolts and logs and deliver
to our lactory. Jioits cut i long, ß inches in diameter and up, SO.Co
lr cord. Logs cut 5 J, 11 or H'. Jeet Jong, 12 inches in diameter and up,
318 per thousand. Must he ttraight timber anil fite from knots.
pair to order,. , $4.00
per cent.
4 "wi.t
A New Element in Religious Revi
val Services.
A Ourcr ltIi;ious Kiithusiat ami His
limine Method Iii Insane Ac
tions Broke I'p the Meeting.
Not to be outdone by the balance of
the civilized world, Plymouth has a
lie is not built upon the Schlatter
order of architecture, nor after the
style of the Poekford Schweinforth.
Indeed, one of the strongest arguments
used by the believers in his direct com
mumcation with the Almighty is that
he is built upon a model exclusively
and originally his own.
lie is a young man by the name of
Lewis Canaan. His father, (Jeorge
Canaan, is a farmer who lives upon the
Premier place, some four miles east of
Plymouth. The son has been staying
at the home of Archie Myers, north of
liourbon. The story of his odd halluci
nation and its curious symptoms is
quite interesting.
It was about live weeks ago that
Pev. V. U. llittenhouse, of lioiirbon,
began a series of revival meeting ser
vices in the Uriclc Chapel," some i!'..'
miles northwest of liourbon. One of
the early fruits was the coming of young
Lewis Canaan to the altar and his
wrestle with the Spirit. He was kneel
ing, but shortly fell over upon the lloor,
where he lay writhing and unconscious
for quite a long time. Jle was taken
home about 11 o'clock still in a dazed
From this night on, Lew was a regu
lar attendant at the meetings. He was
supposed to be directly in communica
tion with the Holy Spirit by many of
the people thereabout, the divine im
pulse manifesting itself in divers
strange ways during the hours of meet
ing, such as uncanny twitchings and
jerkings of the arms, sudden starts, and
many evidences lesembling epilepsy.
A lew days later his mania took the
form id wrenching and tearing up the
beru h seats of the chapel. All this
time he .as most reticent as to the im
pulses which moved him during these
spells, and a great many of the devout
ones still b- lieve thoroughly that the
young man is simply possessed of "the
Well, a week ago the meetings closed
and on the 'JHth ulimo, Hev. Kitten
house began his work at Fairview
Chapel, four miles north of liourbon.
Canaan attended from the start, and
exhibited the same peculiar religious
fervor. Their opinion began to be di
vided regarding the authenticity of his
authority and controlling medium.
Last Saturday came a climax. Ca
naan got around to church early that
night, and evidently had come pie
pared to take a small hand in the pro
ceedings himself. When the other
members arrived, a strange, unusual
uir hung over the scene. In the middle
of the center aisle, foui or live feet in
front of the pulpit, bat u square block
of m lid hewn wood, like a chopping
block, Pesido it on either hand leaned
two axes, one a double-bitted sharp axe
and the other an ordinary tingle-bitted
one. On the front lower steps of the
pulpit, with his back up against the
altar's front, sat Canaan. In his lap
lay tho curly head of a mammoth black
Newfoundland dog. Lewis looked
stranger than ever, the observers
thought, and nobody ventured into ttie
other end of the sanctum until Preacher
Ulttenhouse arrived.
The latter went forward and asked
Lewis what ho intended to do with his
grewsomo i araphernalia.
Never mind,'' was the dogged re
spouse; "you'll llnd out before you're
done preaching tonight !"
This answer, under all tho existing
circumstances, did not arouse in the
pastor's breast the calm and con tiding
spirit which was to be desired.
Ho retreated to the stovo in tho other
corner of the room, to get warm, and
a IIa Irs remained in statu quo.
The audience gathered, the trustees
of the durch wero among them, the
hour for service arrived, and still tho
man and tho dog occupied undisputed
the further end of tho room, while tho
preacher warmed himself by the stove.
Then ensued a canvassing of the sit
uation, and Iluv. lfittenhouso insisted
that the trustees remove the sacrificial
lay-out before any preaching was done.
At. last one trustee reluctantly started
to interview Canaan.
The latter by this time was manifest
ing other strange impulses. He had gone
down to ids chopping block, and stand
ing up un it, WU3 swinging around an
j axe in each hard vith a decidedly tin
I pleasant suggest iveness. The interview
didn't result very favorably and the
trustees came back to discuss alt airs
with the preacher. They wanted the
latter to go ahead with the meeting,
and he was not anxious to do so.
At last he started for the pulpit.
Canaan came toward him, dragging one
axe, and poked his forefinger against
: the dominie's bosom as he asked, ''Are
you goin' to preach here tonight V"
The preacher replied that it depended
largely upon circumstances.
The equivocal reply didn't suit the
ian with the axe, and he intimated
tint Mr. llittenhouse was losing faith.
Mr. P. did not deny this, but went
back to the stove to get warm.
Again he asked the trustees to remove
the insane man and his beheading out
lit, and again they declined to force
themselves upon Canaan's attention un
necessarily. Then the ire of the preacher rose, and
j he left the church, while the meeting
was called oil', much to the evident dis
appointment of Mr. Canaan.
So far as Hev. Pittcnhonse was con
cerned, that ended the series of meet
ings in Kairview ch ipel. There resides
j a local preacher in the community, how
ever, who took up the 'work and is
currying it on. He and his wife are
among the firm believers in the theorv
that Canaan's str-inge actions arethe re
Milt of the Lord's working directly
through the young man.
Canaan did not bring his weapons to
church last night. His father had been
sent lor to attend the meeting with him,
and apparently exerted a quieting in
fluence upon him. He remarked, how
ever, that his purpose of Saturday night
had been defeated, and that he would
attend to it later on. So that the at
tendants on the meeting go each night
with a pleasant sort of unwholesome
expectancy which adds much to the in
terest of the occasion.
In all seriousness, it seems to Tm:
Indki'LNDKNT that the neighborhood
of Pourbon is criminally negligent to
pllo.v this man to go about free to carry
out any insane idea which may chance
to attack hhn. Ho is evidently insane
at least, mentally irresponsible, and for
the general safety of the community
he should be taken into custody berore
he does anybody an injury. It is a
serious mistake in such a case to wait
until some person is attacked and
wounded or killed before the unfortu
nate cause is deprived of his liberty.
We believe that Hev. Hittcnhouse
did exactly right in declining to enter
the pulpit or go on with the meeting
under the circumstances. The excite
ment's effects upon the youtu man's
mind would probably have been to pre
cipitate matters and possibly lead
to a tragedy.
OtM lh-uth.
Nicholas Klughardt, of South Pend,
went to Chicago to stay over Sunday.
Sunday afternoon he attended the
matinee at tho Olympic t heather with
the friend whom he was visiting.
One joke which came from the stage
amused Nicholas especially and he
laughed quite violently. Shortly after
ward iie began to feel ill, and, with his
friend, left and walked along Clark
street. Near Madison street he was
taken with u hemorrhage thought to
have been induced by his hearty laugh
mg. He was taken into Dab V Sem
pill's drug store, corner of Clark ami
Madison street, with the blood pouring
from his mouth.
He dropped to the ttoor and, support
id by his friend, died In a pool of his
own arterial blood within live minutes.
He was taken to the morgue, and to
day the remains were brought to South
Hentl for interment. Ho was 22 years
old and leaves u mother and bistort.
The dead man hud had a bad cough
for several years, but lie had never been
so bad us to take to his bed. His face
showed the symptoms of consumption.
Tuberculosis had doubtless eaten its
way to the proximity of un important
artery. The cold weather made his
condition worso, and the wrenching
which his lungs hud been given by his
laughter hud completed the work of
Uvu'l llntlfy II.
The Chesterton Tribune tells us that
(Jeorge Adams, a resident of Chester
ton, resolved to quit drinking, and
agreed with Tom Shay that If he in
dulged in the hery poison during the
year 1801, that ho would forfeit to Shay
Ida wife and home. The new year had
not been an hour old before Geo. forgot
his pledge and was getting outside of a
glass of tanglefoot when Shay caught
him. Adams was as go d us his word
aud gave up the keys to Iiis home. Now
Shay is having Satan's own time getting
possession, as the wife won't ratify the
ITHIS (Itl'EL V()HLIl!!ail,Uo,jtllIeild Itomdiately after the.
j 'performance, nflicers went upon thr.
The Glick Comedy Company Gets
The "Marble Heart'
The Tlie.it i ial Company Wliith MurU-U
Out Iron i Plymouth (ioe I'mle: at
at I.aron, 111. .for Lack t luiuls.
'Tis i cold and cruel world, my masters-
cold, just now. in more senses
j than one, and extremely frosty in all
j senses.
We live in a cold and sordid age,
j when the great mass ol the general
j public do not care so much for the
muses -tor poetry, music and art, for
instance - as they do for the glint and
glitter of the "plunk" which goes to
represent the object of those same
muses' efforts. Many a poet who held
within his breast a spark of the true
hie from the altar of the gods, has
starved to death in his attic: manv an
ambitious painter of landscapes and
indued ivy-clad castles and moonlit
! waters, is perforce earning his liveh-
hood by informing the great world in
'barn-roof symphonies of black and
vellow that. '-Hood's cures!" Manv
j anil many the life story that possesses
at once the deepest tragedy and trie
most rollicking comedy, so closely in
tertwined and woven together in the
voof that it is dillicult to tell which is
which where to laugh and where to
An instance of the truth of t:iis may
be found in the story which is told
briefly in the telegraph columns of the
Chicago papers. The tory, too. will
be of especial interest in our readers
because of the fac' that its preface and
its opening chapter were of and with
and from us -their plol, in fact, laid in
this city.
The telegram in question is from
Lacon, 111., and tells in half doen
lines of the disastrous close of the
season of the Click Comedy Company.
Their effects were attached after the
night's performance there upon a debt
owed to V. 11. Hagerty, of Kugle
Wootl, Ills.
The (Jlick Comedy Company was re
ally a good combination in its class,
and presented a line of plays which
were much above the average as to
their merit. The company included
several members who were residents
of Plymouth, and the show was organ
ized here. The leading spirits in the
enterprise were Harry T. Glick and
his wife, i'hey are professionals of
considerable ability, but their previous
effort had bumped up against the fres
coed ceiling, and they were on the
search for new worlds to conquer.
They thought ol Plymouth; they
came, saw and- located temporarily
heie. Then they set about to organize
a new company to travel here. Head
ing the rota was Miss Planche Pelleville,
a pretty soubrette and a professional
thesplan. Three men who were on the
Inm:pkni1nt stall enrolled themselves
upon the company's list. One of these
was Charles S. Poyer, who made an
immediate success as principal com
edian -- u success which ho unquestion
ably deserved. Ho is a brother of
Nathan and Penton Hoy or, both now
employed at tho Novelty works.
Another Plymouth member was Har
ry Gensler, who left his position as
foreman at this ollice to become com
pany baggageman aud master of prop
erties. Hilly Hplbln, a compositor id
ability, went out as advance agent for
the troupe.
So tho company of a dozen people
was Dually recruited aud after a series
of rehearsals here, the lit st night's reg
ular performance was given at the
Centennial opera house on Nov. 2
two short months ago-in "The in
ventor." It was well done, but the
organization had no money behind It
a higly essential preliminary feature in
these degenerate days, in fact, we
were credibly informed that its pro
motor was compelled to pawn his
watch to a gentleman of this place for
5 to assist in getting tho company to
Kewanna, Its second stopping place.
So for two months the travels of the
company lias been a nervy struggle
against heavy odds to brace a storm
which seemed to have no bright spots.
It was a daily round of dodging a lot
of impertinent creditors who were un
kind enough to keep coming around
with bills which had become worn and
frayed around tho edges by contimul
unrolling and fruitless rolling up again, j
The story had to have its climax, as
all stories do, and this one ended in
just two months from the date of its
inception. The little somnolent village
of Lacon, 111., was the scene of the sad
stage and attached the wiiole efftcts o?
the company, baggage and costumes
on the debt of the Kngiewood cred
.Here was w here the inbem genius ni
the petite soubrette came strongly It
the surface; Miss Pelleviile's lace, tal
ent and wardrobe are her stock ii
trade. So far as the lirst two were
! concerned, she could afford to laugh at
the village constables, ji.it the t hire
was their lawful prey, and then whai
eouid she do professionally without
those entrancing tignts and those as
tonishing costumes, trained and jew
eled, which were wont to make thf
front rows gasp when si e came on
Her costumes must be sued at al
hazards. So she locked herself in lie
dressing room for halt' an hour, anc
when she came forth again, the otheeiT
weie "blocked." Only the dismal yawu
j ing of an empty and open ti unk greetec
them. The Soubrette had donned he
entire wardrobe ten va:i us and a
Jsorttd costumes complete- once. and.
serenely walked out ol the theater
thus generously attired. aw;-.y ahead of
i he game.
Put the rest of the comp.riy property
went by the hoaru and the inevitable
result came next morning i:: the forma
disbanding of the company.
social i'.t-itt i; u s,j i M.
fo! t li- t-v -.-.
A very pretty and re'.uai k ib!y uc
cessl'ul number m the iv her iiel
present social season was tin- reet-ptiot
tendered to the local young tolk Krida;
evening by Mrs. i. A. M iih:- in honor
of her guest, Miss Myrte Meiner, of
.Momence. Illinois. Miss Meiuzer's staj
in riymouth has been marked by active
participation m the society event
which have followed fast aim followed
faster. And thus on the eve of her re
turn to her home, the h.t 'f her ac
quamtances here hastened to express
the decided pleasure the relations had1
brought to them. The company at tht
pleasant Marble residence numbered i
full half hundred. It was a mt rry party,
and the evening was passed in a con
tinned round of enjoyment hy every
member. The young men furnished no
little amusement for their lair compan
ions by participating in an unique pri
millinery competition, in which the
honors were voted to (Jeorge Wolford
and the looby prize toGid lllain. A
"conundrum supper" that w.m a jewel
in itself was followed later by a turn al
the terpsh'horean devotions.
Mrs. M. M. Lauer was hoste-s at ati
afternoon luncheon Tuesday which in
its local importance ranked as one af
the h ading eents of the social M-ason..
The 1 unction was in honor of her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Jacob Speyer, of Lexing
ton, Kentucky, who is her guest at pres
ent. The company present was a large
one, and the hostess received uilh thr
delightful success which has made her
"at homes" in general marked plcasuivr
in the city's list of home K'Ki ririgu
The affair was, of com se, an informal
one, I ut every social device milled up
on by Dame Custom watt hiouht into
being to assist in the enjoyment of tli
A party of young people Irom Ply
mouth took a very pkasaiii rleighridr
to liourbon Sunday evening, wheicthcj
wero the guests of Miss Mabie liustonc.
Shortly after they arrived u dcliciou
supper was served, ami thebal mco ot
the evening was devoted to a kkI m
cial time. The party included;
Klalku SiiM.;iii,.
Lcoiiore Peed.
KU Wiu hU-r.
Il.iel Ki U li.irn.
Mattel rttckloitr,
l.uUtt Kettat ,
Messrs. .
Kos Ave, lUilUCiiiiiiii ii'.
furl Cot tul. luil Morris.
l.uok l-lke I.) lu lling
It looks like lynching at Logan port.
Iiis understood Governor Matthcwc
will pardon William (iievn out Ol
state prison, who is serving a life sen
tence for the murder of Knot? Hruiu
baugh, and the people hau declared
they will lynch him if it is dore aud he
returns to that locality. Fifteen years
ago Pill Mas sent to prison and hie
brother Amer was lynched. William in
cold blood shot Priunbaugh at a pio
nie and then escaped to Teat but wa
captured. Amer, who was lynched,
killed Luella Mabbitt, and the prospect
are good for Pill to go the same way Ü
he is pardoned. They were both loujhe
of the first order and Hill is in Michigan
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