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I Mdepemdeirrto
Yui. II.
No. 18
Pants! Pants! Pants!
com uuoy
Such was the Trial of the Jones
Traveling Meilieine Men St-ttle uilli the)
vl t;ul One. Pay a Nominal line
ami isav "Au Ketir."
A oo(l pair of steel xniy jeans working
pants inadc to order for
Two ├╝Tao corduroy pants, pair to order. . .
Suits and Overcoats at
A Preinventory
loth Ml
Ye take stock in a few weeks: the cloth
ing stock must le moved to make1 room For the
law, iu'v and nohhy line that will soon arrive.
In order to facilitate the quick movement
of this stork we will give a straight cut of
per cent.
This is no himcomhe. Will give an illns
lnstration: A suit is shown you that is marked
$11.50. Taking ;f0 per cent. ofT will make a
discount amounting to 3.45, which will make
the price of the suit S.0r. Hvery 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, hut to
everything called clothing.
Those who have as yet not made their
necessary purchases, now is your opportunity to
huy a Suit, Overcoat or Pants at less than you
ever before purchased.
Ulis sale closes January '51, 1801.
Then cut your second growth White Ash into bolts and logs and deliver
to our factory. Doits cut 4 long, f inches in diameter and up, S5.f0
per cord. Logs cut o , 11 or 1tt feet long, 12 inches in diameter and up,
?My per thousand. Must be straight timber and free from knots.
Our friends, the versatile and highly ,
'advertised members of the Dr. .Jones!
j medicine company, traveling vendors i
5fr4- 00 'ol nea'm lotions, entertainers of the)
j dear, kind public and incidentally illus- j
trators of the message treatment as i
applied to the human physiognomy, are I
no longer with us. They have packed)
their grips like the Midway Arabs and
as silcntlv slid outside the municipal
1 corporation.
j Thus falls the closing curtain upon
the last scene in the warm, rosy-tinted
little comedy which has had all the
community agog for the past week.
It's all over now. .Justice has been sat
islied. Noble Kohr has ceased his noble
roar (copyrighted), the erstwhile guests
of the local bastile have shaken the
figurative dust of Plymouth from their
generous goloshes, a long string of
officials have a little old wad of I'ncle
Sam's greenbacks stowed away in their
inside pockets for fees and costs, etc.,
and town wiseacres can take their fami
ly thermometers out of the icebox and
change the street corner discussion
around to the topic of Urother Carlisle's
latest bond issue.
It took just alout 'steen minutes in
the circuit court yesterday evening to
settle the whole business. The defend
ants had been moving toward an early
trial. That is, those outside of jail had.
The other two hadn't moved a great
deal, seeing as it wasn't their move yet.
The last move they made, they jump
ed a man, and it got them into trouble.
Attorney Kellison had been engaged
to assist the State in the circuit court,
and the hearing was finally arranged for
l'uesday evening after supper.
Dr. 1'. I.. Jones, one of the proprietors
id' the combination, came down Satur
day and began arranging to end the
trouble as rapidly as possible. This
Doctor .Jones is considerable of a lawyer
himself, and he knew about what the
probabilities were.
He canvassed the situation pretty
thoroughly, noticed the differences in
general opinion as typified in the street
corner conversaziones and then hunted
up The prosecuting witnesses to discuss
the matter in a business way.
The immediate result of this work on
the part of the doctor with the very un
common name was soon apparent, lie
had a common-sense way of looking at
things and he also had money to burn a
wet log with.
Between 5 and t o'clock there came a
lull - a quiet moment or two in the cir
cuit court. Then the business was call
ed up. Mr. Kohr was some place inside
the corporation, and in the left hand
pocket of his vest lay nicely folded away
five large, long, pretty fclu bills.
lie had met Doctor .Jones sometime
Farmer Kiddle, "whose house had
been smashed into and turned
topsy-turvey generally during the sensa
tional melee of last week.was also some
place around looking at the pictures on
fifty dollars worth of Uncle Sam's long
green art publications.
.Mr. Kiddle had also run across Doctor
.tones somehow.
Doctor Jones and the rest of the de
fendants were on hand, with their at
torneys, Martindale and Stevens. The
Doctor had a bankful of money left to
throw at the snow birds. Judge Capron
was shown that the prosecuting wit
nesses and injured parties liad been set
tled with and were satisfied. The
State was willing to agree to a nominal
line, and the defense was willing to
square up and say "quits." So they
plead guilty, a line of one dollar and
costs was assessed by the .Judge. It
was promptly settled, the costs of
the hearing in the lower court were
paid, the prisoners were discharged,
Marshal Myers pulled his moustaches
out another half au inch and the band
played on.
That's how Jones he paid the freight,
and it cost him something between
three and four hundred dollars to pay
it, at a low estimate.
And the first train out of town had
the troupe aboard bound for pastures
new. When the people who had read
the announcement of the evening trial
in Tu k Daily Indkimindknt arrived
at the courtroom, the whole atTair was
a reminiscence.
Look at tin I nn He lliitl
( Smith r.-ul Tritnne.
"den." Kandall, who endeavored to
make a hero of himself by marching at
the head of a hoboarmv from Chicago :
to the national capital, has more com
mon sense now drilled into hint by the
diamond like point of experience. This
may be putting it a little stronger than
the "general" deserves but he ought to
have more sense for he has had the
kind of experience which so often
makes a sane men sensible when noth
ing else will. Not satisfied with march
ing at the head of a hobo army he con
ceited the idea of establishing an ideal
town on the steppes of northern Mich
igan where wealth would comeeasy and
wheie the citizens would enjoy the
fruits of common labor and never
the acquaintance of the trials and fail
ures of life.
The result of the first year's work
at this ideal town of Hiawatha where
municipal co-operation was to be king
proves the best laid plans of foolish
men too frequently are utter failures.
The sole result seems to be 1,000 bush
els of potatoes worth 10 cents a bushel,
and more experience than they know
what to do with. The inhabitants,
numbering some fifty families, are m a
very hard way, and to cap the climax
"(Jen." Kandall has gone to Chicago.
The man who had an idea that all the
fools are dead may now change Iiis
mind "(Jen." Kandall still lives.
Wailed Jul I lie Same.
The democtatic convention Wednes
day brought among other visitors a
party of eight well known politicians
from Knox, headed by the genial
auditor "tins" Kuosman. It is a rest of
denous winding way from I'lymouth
to Knox by railroad, and the party be
gan to look around for a quick way
home. First they wired the agent at
Hamlet to know if he could get the
Pennsylvania train to stop to let them
off there, and also hohl the 'A-l freight
for the 1'ennsylvania tram. The agent
alter some dilliculty male the proper
a'Tj'.ngements and wired back to that
effect. Hut meantime the eight Knox
men had given up and gone around
over the Lake Kne road to alkerton,
and thus were on the very II-1 freight
when it got to Hamlet. There it stop
ped accornding to orders to await the
Pennsylvania. After a wait of an hour
and a half or so, the fretting Starke
county men asked one of the blank
blank they were waiting there all day
for. The reply was, "For a party of
eight from Pl mouth on the Pennsyl
vania train, who want to get to Kno.
It is said a slight blue cloud still
hovers over the village of Hamlet, a
last Meeting reminder or the unpaiii
mentary remarks indulded in all parties
concerned about that time.
Wit lit Ulm Aani.
In a second article on the lecture of
II. (J. Thayer at the college in Valpa
raiso, the Evening Messenger says--"The
lecture was one of the most in
structive as well as one of the best ever
delivered in our city. For more than
one hour Mr. Thayer held the undivid
ed attention of one of the largest and
most critical audiences ever assembled
here. At the close of the address one
felt that he had actually taken the
journey through the ancient city of
Kome, so realistic were the scenes as
described. The lecture was scholary
and showed great care m its prepara
tion. One of the best evidences of its
appreciation was that immediately at
Its close arrangements were commenced
to secure Mr. Thayer to deliver another
lecture in ourcitv."
Opposed the Sixteen-Silver-Ratio
Plymouth tJet-. tli New litrirt li;ir-muii-
The AUemlaiu-e a- fair
ly Large.
The thirteenth district democracy, or
its representatives, met in Plymouth
Wednesday afternoon to clasp hands
over its record and to cheer itself
up so much as might be for the future.
The attendance was very fairly good,
and several of the old lead-horses were
present to assist in the courage-inspiring
Chairman Conrad of Warsaw called
the gathering to order m the opera
house about 2 o'clock. Fditor John K.
Stoll of South Kend Times was chosen
permanent chairman, and made a time
ly address crowded full of political wis
dom upon assuming the chair. , Editors
(Jprrell,of the Starke County Democrat,
and McDonald, of Plymouth, A cre made
When it came to the selection of a
district chairman, the lot fell upon
Peter J. Kruyer of this city, who thus
becomes the head of the district organi
zation and a member of the state cen
tral committee.
In the meantime, a committee on
resolutions had been named, ami its
report was read by its chairman, the
eloquent young ex-Congressman 1. F.
Shively of South Kend. The resolutions
were about of the usual sort, although
one plank favored silver coinage. The
la'ter wis adopted with only one
dissenting vote m the house and that
belonged to Attorney Martindale.
In order to give the proper finish to
the proceedings, speeches were made by
Messrs. Shively.Supreme Court Keportcr
Sidney Moon and others, before the
meeting was formally closed.
Subscribe for The Indeclndlnt.
A New ;lul.
I'lymouth has a brand new promis
ing social club -The Novelty dancing
club. It is composed of the employes
of tho Novelty works, and has a mem
bership of 45. The first bow to public
favor will be made with a select dance
at the opera house on Friday evening,
the 17th. The music will be furnished
by Miltennerger's full orchestra. The
officers of the Novelty are L. U. Downs
president; Dick Shakes, secretary and
treasurer. Tho committee which has in
charge this dance is composed of Clem
Cogle, Lewis Koyer, Joe Moran and
Lester Do aus.
The Aftermath.
The merry Christmas and happy New
Year holidays are past; the head of
the house has counted over the few
pieces of silver remaining in his purse;
the sweetness has all been extracted
from the candy sheep with blue ears;
the "good little boys" have gone back
to their old tricks; broken resolutions
lie scattered along the pathway of life;
the merchant who didn't advertise has
plenty of goods left; the turkey has
been warmed over for the last time,
Dr. Jones has left town and all is quiet
on the Potomac.
A ul (Jet Free Hoard of ltreal ami Water
lor A u hile in C'oiiii:iieiiee.
Life is not a path of roses day by
day for the police force of a small town.
It's all right so far as dress parade busi
ness goes, but there are other times
when it is not all it is cracked up to be.
Marshal Myers on Tuesday arrested a
strange fellow, elderly but remarkably
lively wanderer, for an over indulgence
in the (lowing bowl. He stopped in jail
over night, was discharged next day
ami immediately began to "bowl up"
again. Finally Wednesday it became
necessary to take him into custody
again. This time the festive old boy
was feeling quite jubilant and
he began to think he was a regular
whole Doctor Jones combination all by
himself. He had gotten as far along in
the program as kicking the oilicer in
the face a couple of times, when there
was a change in the bill and the strang
er commenced to see shooting stars and
ring-tailed comets and things.
Justice Keeves looked him over this
morning and proceeded to slam up
about thirty dollars worth of line and
costs against him. He did not hive the
amount handy, and for the next month
or so, mail matter addressed in care of
SheritT Smith or Chaplain Klack will be
pretty sure to reach him in safety.
Dr. Lent, of Lakeville, was in Lapiz
Wednesday on business.
Miss Xellie (Jreg returned to her
school at Plymouth Monday.
Mr. (Ireg and (Jus Waltz were In
I'lymouth Tuesday on business and
Mrs. JJyr.m Shyrk who was detained
here by sickness, returned to SouP
I lend Tuesday.
John Muss and family, of South Kend
have been visiting his father, Isaac
Muss, the past week.
Adrian (Jonter is taking a course of
telegraphy at Nye with Mr. Montgom
ery, the night operator.
Dr. I 'fallen who has been practicing
medicine her for the past four years,
left lor (ieorgia Thursday night.
Our hog and sheep buying linn and
the K. & O Kailroad have made up and
the porker is once more seen struting
to town.
Mrs. Fred Myers left for Florida
Monday soon to escape our blizzards
and regain her health which has been
gradually failing.
('has. Zents, West Tanner, Mel
Thayer and Frank Daverport, lett for
Syracuse Sunday night, to cut ice tor
the IS. ,V O. K. K.
The (lonter family have visiting them
Mr. Snyder from Ohio. He is a very
entertaining gentleman and no doubt
will make many friends in his six weeks
visit in this community.
.Messers Win. Forsythe, Wm. Hos
teller. W. J. Fuller and Lynn Keynolds
have organized a male quartet and will
furnish some good singing in the near
Viola Lanker, id' Kucrus.O., visiting
relatives in this vicinity for weeks. On
.Ian. r, (leo. MelJride entertained about
thirty relatives in her honor, w ho ranged
in age from six months to sixty six.
Young Dr. Jones ane his partner
w.re in La pa, about four hours the day
Plynioutht sleuths were locating them
at Ilibbard, Marmont and Walkerton.
They hol t for the west on the K. & O.
The Ketcham & Wilson branch store
was removed to Plymouth iast week on
account of lack of support. With the loss
of the store, we also lose Mr. Wilson a
gentlemanly and hustliug business men,
we can ill afford to spare fiom our
The La Paz Library club elected the
Mowing otlicers for tho insuing year
1 'resident Dr. C. II. IJoltzendorff, Vice
President Dr- J.J. Hamilton, Secretary
Miss Mate (Jonter, Treasurer Mr. Wm.
Forsythe. Libraian Mr. (Jeo. Waltz
Trustees X. Nye, M. L. Peter, W. F
Fuller. Purchasing commit t-e, Tyner,
Keynolds, Nettie Waltz and Lillian
Koundant. The club has succeeded
beyond its expectations in their fust
year's work which speaks well for the
otlicers, K. Peter, Miss Netta Waltz,
Miss Mate (Jonter, Miss Mary Shafer,
Mi. (Jeo. Waltz, Mr. Nye and Dr. J..J.
Was Well Keeeive.l.
The bigaudience which listened to H.
(J. Thayer at the Valparaiso college
was highly pleased with his address. In
the course of extensive notices, the dai
ly papers there say:
The Kvening Messenger: "The speak
er was listened towith marked attention
and his lecture is highly vpoktm of.
This morning lie gave a short talk to
the students at chapel exercise."
Daily Star "A large audience came
out to hear him and all were delighted
with the most excellent address they
heard. Mr. Thayer has traveled exten
sively over foreign grounds and made
especial study of that portion pertain
ing to his theme,' so he was thoroughly
competent and able to give a most de
lightful and graphic account. This
morning Mr. Thayer attended chapel
exercises and spoke briefly to the
students. He spoke in the highest terms
of the school and the good work that is
being accomplished."
The saints preserve us ! Some of the
politicians say thai an extra session of
the legist rat ure is altogether possible if
the Supreme court demolishes the ap
portionment law.
A tramp at Kokomo got full on dried
apples. (Jot fuller after he had drank
some water. Doctors worked with him
two hours and he will live.
.Ian. H.
Miss Louretta Hardisty visited rela
tives at Kewanna last week.
Fred Kessler and Martin Messersinith
are visiting relatives at Winamae.
The Sabbath school at this place n
elected all its oilicers for one year last
Kelatives of Herbert Laird and wife
from west of Kourbon, visited them
last Sunday.
M. 1. Yantiss and F. A. Chrysler left
last week for Karron county to remain
Aaron Kessler is making preparations
to build a neat little barn on his farm
northeast of town.
The Ked Men had an oyster supper
la:-t Sat unlay evening, and the Odd
Fellows will have one Thursday evening
of this week.
The protracted meeting at Tippeca
noe still continues with quite a good
interest. We are informed it will close
next Sunday night.
The third institute tor this school
year, will be held at the school house in
I lion next Saturday. Supt Fish has
promised to be present.
M. A. Dilley has purchased ,J mies M.
Johnson's interest in the hardware bus
iness at this place. Mr. Johnson, we
understand, will go on the road as a
drummer for a hardware firm in
Mr. A. F. Kabeoek, primary teacher
at this place, has done just what we
have been advising him to do -join the
army of benedicts. He was married to
a young lady living near Kochester. on
New Years day. May peace and pros
perity attend him and his young bride
through the walks of life, is the wish of
the writer.

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