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ff PLYMOUTH, M AKSIIALL COUNTY, INDIANA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 189. Voi,. II No. 24. Semä -Weekly 4- 11 Ii WJ K i-L 11 VU- U Ii I Pants! Pants! Pants! J IS ANS J CORDUKOY TO ORDER. A good pair of steel gray jcjins working pants made to order for Two grades eordnroy pants, pair to order,. $3-oo. Suits and Overcoats at prices. $4.00 living; KLEINSCHMIDT, THE TAILOR. 1UTIIKI IX ÜL00I) JOHN SWOVKHLAND OKATH. SHOT TO liii y Those Who Fail to Attend Our n UM I I I I I Li I III n on r U ml Will EVER HAVE CAUSE TO REGRET IT. We are positively making the greatest offers in Men's, Youths' and Children's Clothing, Overcoats and Pants ever before known in Marshall County. We say the greatest and most truly genuine bar gains ever before offered, and why ? Because we give a elean, straight discount' of per cent. 1 IV ml of Tun Yeur Sl:mliiitr KiiiIh in : !it-li Ualtle. at I'mMiv sale Y?ter lu :tl lh farm of Mim. Kleeiiser, North ul lion i Ihii. hi lust evening's Inim.I'K.nim'.nt a special gave out t!ie information that John Swoverland 411 old resident six miles north of Rourdon pad been kilted. (Juite a ripple of excitement was caused by the announcement, as t!e deceased had numerous acquaintances and friends in Plymouth ami the surround ing section of country. The Imkikmknt has made dilli gent inquiry into the unfortunate affair and gleaned the following: The trouble that led up to the shoot ing affair of yesterday, occured some two years ago at a turkey shooting sollt live miles north of Rourbon, where in a rough and tumble tight Samuel Stewart got the worst of it. it is stated that young Stewart asserted that the matter wasn't settled and that thev would meet again. The hard feel ingshetueen the participants continued. About a month ago Merideth Swover laml, who lives but a short distance from his fat her, had some clothes stolen from his home and accused a (Jus Sick miller of committing the theft. Un fortunately for all parties concerned, this Sickmiller was a chum of Samuel Stewart, and of course in the war of words that followed, Stewart defended Sickmiller. In this altercation as 011 previous occasions, the elder Swover land took matters in hand and defended his boys. Some four or live weeks ago the two parties met in Rourbon, ami a war of the constable at that place, who brought hiiu to Plymouth last evening. As stated last night the deceased was one of llourbon township's most wealthy farmers, and the deplorable end of a worthy citizens is to be regreted by all. When Mr. Stewart will have his prelimary examination will probably be learned some time today. An examination of the wounds made were examined yesterday. The first bullet struck Sw overland near the right nipple, and another in the back of the head, and still remain in the body. The other shot to.ik effect in the back of the head, but was only a scalp wound. The funeral w'll be held next Sunday at the White school house 1 miles north west of Rourbon, at 10 o'clock. That ISaiul Wagon. I'ditor McDonald, in one of his space tilling articles this week, takes us to task for reminding the editor of the Republican that it was time for him to quit sulking and get into the "band wagon." Me. has become so egotistical that he begins to think no one has a right to say anything to Rrother J'rooke but his "lordship." So he starts the ball rolling again by reiterating the same discordant refrain, that we have gotten into the "band wagon" and are playing the organ for the so called "ring." Don't you let that cause you to lose any sleep. Me. We have our weather eye on you. We distinctly remember that grand-stand play of yours: "In dependent in all things, and neutral in nothing." And if you can produce from the files of your independent sheet, one item that has appeared in it, wharein you have spoken a good word for any man 011 the opposite side of the political fence, we will give in. Yes, we will go you one better. We will make you a present of one of those crayon bust portraits which we are giving to new subscribers; yes, sir, we will make it a lull length picture. So Ol IR CITY FATHERS timeduringthe session of our state legislature mat win require .Mrs. auii to be in Indianapolis each winter, but she will still remain with us, as record ing secretary of our local union, and al so press superintendant of Marsball Co. STREET PAVING ONCE MORE TO THE FRONT. Ituiiies of Importance Trauacted Mr. Jiaxey liftlieil Keeognltiou Miak up in I lie -WaterMork Department. The city council met in regular ses sion last Monday night, Jan. 27th, to dispatch the city's business. Those present were Mayor Swindell, points. One tlnng is dwelt upon by a Aldermen Tibbetts, Bailey, Hughes, greater portion of the acquaintances. The Tragedy. Ml the topic of conversation to be heard today is the shooting affair that occurred yesterdav. Having takeu place at a public sale, there are plenty of eye witnesses to the sad affair. The reports given do not contlict in the main features, but only in some minor ( I retzinger, Tanner and Reynolds, City Attorney Logan and Clerk Leonard. About the lirst item ol interest was the appearance of Mr. Maxey, who a feud of long that it was the result of standing. A number of our prominent citizens were personally acquainted with the words ensued. At this time the elder, ; produce. 3 which dared is more to do. than any other house has done or ever All Clothing is marked in hold, plain figures he fore they are placed on the shelves, which, hy the way, is the only legitimate, honest method that can he pur sued proving at once that the customers' judgment is taken into consideration as well as our own. Furthermore it establishes a mutual confidence between the buyer and seller. The lines are yet unbroken, assortments complete in every respect, in all grades and styles. PONDER OVER THESE PRICES. MKN'S S 10.00 buys the best Clay Worsted. Melton or Scotch made. 7.00 buys an excellent all wool Clay Worsted. I.Cj buys a strictly all-wr.ol tine Cassimere or Cheviot. ö.ir buys a tine all-wool Cassimere, which in style, lit and workmanship will equal any SI'J.oo suit. YOUTI Its $7.00 buys a fine Clay Worsted, stylish made, quality guaranteed, work manship line. 4..V buys a heavy, strictly all-wool Cassimere. buys a good wearing knock about suit. CI IIMmiSN'H $1.20 buys an Imported Knglish Novelty, nobby, neat and stylish. "IM'l buys an all-wool Cassimere, not to be had elsewhere for $1.."0. 1.10 buys a good Cassimere, durable and substantial. 7oe buys a Suit. The Overcoat stock is yet very complete, assortments large, varieties good, all quantities, all sizes. Come in and look through, gladly show you. Prices are spot casJi; saL will close January HI, IV.m',, Swoverland went to a hardware store and purchased a 'A'l caliber revolver with this declaration. "lie had but a few years to live, and that he would kill Stewart before he died." At the same time he is quot- eu as saving: "ii any one nan any trouble with his boys he would take it up for them." Matters stood in this strained condi Hon when they met at a public sale yes terday at Charles Klcesner's which end ed in a bloody tragedy. The place where the affair occurred was only mile south of the home of John Swover land, and all the parties were there, lieloic anything of an antagonistic character arose the Uder Swoverland returned home. Shortly after this a discussion was entered into between Merideth and Stewart. Merideth then sent his young er brother to tell his father to come back. When the boy arrived at home on his fatal errand Mart Swoverland tried to persuade his father not to go back, Rut i:. seems t he old gentleman had made up his mind to settle the trouble lor good as his subsequent actions proved, when he arrived at the sale, lie stopped in the middle of the And, how about the time when the democratic national convention meets, and the free silver plank you desire to ride is not placed in the platform: what will you do? We will tell you this. When the "band wagon" of democracy comes rolling down the street, with its banners waving, ami the band playing, and the wagon tilled --with the excep tion td' a small space in the rear end - if you attempt to scramble in and squat down on the end gate, we will be there and give von a punch to remind you of that saying: 'Independent in all things and neutral in nothing." represented the annulled 4th ward and deceased, a man of quick and uneon- desired to know whether he would be trolable temper, and rash in his actions recognized by the mayor in the official toward anyone he believed was trying capacity of an alderman. to injure him in any way. It has been The mayor informed him that he stated by those who transacted busi could learn by referring to the minutes ness for him, that upon many occasions of a previous meeting. he has been warned regarding his ag- Mr.Maxey further insisted upon a posi- gressiveness getting him into trouble. tive answer, m regard to the r;ayor re- At the court house this morning, fusing to recognize him. Recoming numerous reminiscences of his past satisfied in the matter, he retired. life in connection with lawsuits were The minutes of the previous meeting brought out. of Jan. 13th were read, and approved. f . 1 . A. . J ir. nenry iiumncnouser preserueu Stewart Talk i . . .1 A A A petition to nave taxes removed mat ne An ineipkmext reporter inter icou uuioniu,. viewed Samuel Stewart this morning matter was relerred to the city at- in his celi at the couuty jail. He did torney. i no seem uneasy about the result of his lhe Logan brothers also presented shooting Swoverland, His own story petition, desiring the city to purchase regarding the previous trouble that a strip of land owned by them on (iarro ijr0Ught on the shooting is the same as sireei anu joining city property, wnicn, rePorted in another column, with the if secured by the city, would straighten exception that his trouble with the t .arro street in mat locality. 1 ne mat- Swoverlands didn't go back farther than ler was relerred to the street and alley the lime that nis friend sickmiller was committee. accused of stealing the clothes . While At this time the superintendent of he knew yesterday the'old man was very the water work presented a report re- maiL he dul not thirik he intended to garding the condition ot atlairs under h t hi t u it too late for nim his control. He said that the work be to retreat, oung Stewarts arm is somewhat better, but will give him a great deal of trouble, and may yet cause the elbow joint to be stiffened. The dirk used by youii7 Swoverland entered the front part ol the arm, below the elbow some live inches, passing through and the point coming out on the other sidenear the elbow joint. B Km ( PLYMOUTH FARMERS DO YOU WANT CASH ? Then cut your second growth White Ash into bolts and logs and deliver to our factory. Holts cut 4'. long, I inches in diameter and up, $ti.r0 per cord. Logs cut x, 11 or 1 feet long, 12 inches in diameter ami up, $13 per thousand, .fust be straight timber and free from knots. INDIANA NOVELTY M'F'C CO. road and called to Stew art, saying: "Come out and take your medicine. I hive got something for you and you have got to take it!" Stewart started toward the middle of the road, and when within about twelve feet from Swoverland, the latter drew his revolver from his over coat pocket and fired. The bullet, Stewart says just missed his head.- At this juncture Stewart pulled his gun, a US calibre, and fired twice, both shots taking effect in Mr. Swoverland's head. At the second shot the old man fell, and ere the horri fied witnesses could move to intercept Stewart he tired a third shot into the prostrate man's stomach. Merideth then jumped on Stewart with a dirk, jutting him twice once on the left arm and again on two of his lingers. In the meantime Stewart snapped his re volver several times at his antagonist, and finding it was empty, turned it and beat young Swoverland over the head with the butt end until he knocked him down. A constable on the grounds from Cremen was called upon to arrest Stewart, but not being armed was un able to make the arrest. l.y this time those present seemed to recover f nun the shock. John Carter ran up to the old man and attempted to raise him up. Swoverland looked up and told him to let him lay where he was as he could rest easier. A buggy was brought immediately and the dying man placed in it, but he never spoke again and expired before the short half mile between the place of the tragedy and his home had been traversed. Stewart went to llourbon where he received medical care for his wounds then placed himself into the hands of About the i;.v We recognize another of Mc Donald's dream-land vagaries when he reters to the I n I k r kn i k n t as the Twilight Or gan. We might most fittingly call Mc Donald's paper "Political Paradox" but by co doing would simply express what the public, the democratic portion par ticularly, bvi already taken as tacitly understood. We are suprised though, at the negative admission of fin de siecle Journalist McDonald when he re fers to the editor of the Twilight Organ with his l'T daily subscribers." Why, Mc, we have ome city sub scribers other than those the Denn erat have lost to the Imi:pi:nii:nt. on can not reach a fair estimate by simply counting those actually lost by the Democrat. There are others. For in stance, there are some, quite a number in fact, w hose paid in advance subscrip tions to the Democrat have not yet ex pired and who take both papers but who will take the Indki'KMM'.nt alone when the other subscription expires. And why not ? There is no reason why people who want a newspaper should take the Democrat, once a week, at 2.U) a year when they can get the 1n ii:ri:Nii:vr, six times a week, at tflJK) a year. The Democrat has done well not to have lost more than Hm. No doubt the others have been held by 'Old Time Ueminiscences." ing done by the engineer and his assist ant was entirely unsatisfactory. That considerable waste in supplies was a daily occurrence and the machinery at the pumping station, either through ignorance or carelessness, was misused. He further continued, that he had been considerably worried over the affair, and desi-ed the members of the council to investigate the matter and learn for themselves that it was as represented. I social .Meeting. l'hat the chairman of the waterworks A large number of Plymouth Divi- committee had seen suHicient to satisfy sion No.C7.of the 5th regiment K. of P. himself that a change should be made met at their castle hall Tuesday ee- and that immediately. ning. After the transaction of business He also informed the council that he consisting of reports from the different did not believe in the present plan of officers, and the reading of orders from doing the work at the pumping station, headquarters of the regiment, they pro- 1 1 any thing went wrong, and one of the men in charge was reprimanded, he would invariably lay it on his assistant; ! and vice versa. He was in favor of hireing a compe tent man to take charge; this man to hire his own help and stand responsible for all trouble. It is probable the coun- ceeded to elect otlicers which resulted as follows: Sir Knight Dr. P.rown, Captain. 44 44 Schilts, 1st Lieutenant. J. Kich, Herald. 44 44 Slater, Recorder. 44 44 Hay lor, Treasurer. The division starts out this year with cil will act accordimg to the suggustion bright prospects for a brilliant future, of the water works superintendent. It is to be hoped that the members ol I th rrcrni7tion will see toit that this 1 lie IllldlllU bWlllllllllCD noo uiouuii- "v ..... ... i. . . ed to borrow $2.000 at f per cent inter- important project in the city ol I iym- est from the state Rank. puth is pushed to the front where it so The committee appointed to investi- richly deserves to remain. gate the feasibility of erecting a new school building on the south side, re- iistH t contention. ported unfavorably, believing it me nest The ,)0pUiists district convention was policy to deter the matter another year, he,i in south Rend Tuesday, and an owing to the scarcity of money, and the enthusiatic time was reported. W. 11. debt already carried by the city. rrais and 1. (1. Keeley, of this city, re- At this time Alderman Tibbetts pre- preSented this portion of the district. sented a resolution that in substance .1. s. Render, and P. (J. Keelev. of Plv I j - tf r m was as iouows: uiai mo sneci aim moth were e ected chairman and se alley committee be authorized to inves- L.retary in the oner mentioned. Al- tigate the plan of paving Michigan and though Mr. Render was not present at Importe streets. lhe portion to be the meeting his former work for the paved on Michigan street lying between nartv was recoirnized by his receiving ashington street to ellow river, ana tnis jmi)ortant ollln e. I - ... ma. . a I - I on I.aporte street lrom .Michigan streei Tne jnct convention for the elect- to Ft. Wayne depot. The paving to tiftn ,,f deleirates to the national con- Tliut lM-i.iou. As announced last night in the Inim: ri:Nii:.T, the supreme com t has made a seewping decision, regarding the gerry manders, which reports says was done for leglislature purposes. It has caused a great commotion throughout the state. Owing to the fact that conven tions have been held, it is probable that no calls will be-issued under the new condition of affairs. Wishes to ICetnrit TIimiiUh. C. C. Wilkinson, a veteran of the civil war and member of Deacon Post, No. lir, !. A R, of New Carlisle, wishes to return his deep and sincere thanks to Post No. LM of this city and especially to a number ot individual members of this post who materially aided him in his time of distress and sore need. He returned to New Car lisle Thursday. be done with bricks and extend from curb to curb. If the matter in the mind of the committee should be feasible, they were further authorized to present to the council a declaratory resolution at the next regular meeting of the coun cil for such improvement, together with plans and specifications to be furnished the city civil engineer. The council also passed a resolution admitting the Klinger addition to the city of Plymouth. Mr. J. (I. Leonard was appointed as temporary engineer at the water works. vention at St. Louis, will be held in Plymouth May lilst. at which time a great love feast will be held. State Committee Met. The state executive committee of the W. C. T. V. which met m Indianapolis Jan. Uli, made the following appoint ment, there being but one for each state. The state representative of "Purity of Literature ami art," Mrs. Harriet M. A tilt of Plymouth. Mrs. Ault was noti lied of the appointment, and through correspondence met the requirements for this ollico. As this department re quires legisla ion, there will be a short Commissioners Meet. The Roard of County Commissioners met Wednesday to transact business.One of the important features of this meet ing, will be the appointing of a success or to recently resigned superintendent of the county poor, Mr. N. K. Runch. As there are several applicants for this important position, considerable inter est is being manifested. Up to the time of going to press no appointment has been announced. Latkk -Prosper Mickey, of Walnut township, was appointed Wednesday afternoon receiving a salary of $700 a year. lliirnesel I'p. At Justice Reeves office Wednesday occured the marriage of Klmer Cook, of Van Wert, Ohio, and MissMillie Rax ter. The ceremony was done up in pro per shape by squire Reeves.