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So .27.
Pants! Pants! Pants!
A u'ood pair of steel iT;iy
pimrs made to order for. .
Two grades corduroy pants,
Suits and Overcoats at
Getting ready
line of
No parallel will he found in this city. It will
The ever-increasing growth in this line has
spurred us on to do that which we have done, and fur
thermore, years of practical experience have taught us
that to he .successful in the carpet business you must
handle it by the roll, and plenty of them.
Well, we have got them, and you will not gainsay
it when you once have seen the line.
You will find here the cheapest, the medium and
the very best.
In addition to this, will
line of
Perhaps you will say, u I need a carpet' Well
and good. Come in and let us show you through, quote
you prices. Let us take the measure of your room or
rooms and see if we cannot get the figures low enough.
You will find them in the basement where there
is plenty of space to show them up nicely and plenty of
lighr to see them to good advantage.
5) ALL (ß
Justice of the Peace,
Collections promptly ami earefully atteiided
Insurance Agent.
jeans working
pair to order,. . $4.00
to receive an enormous
von ever saw.
carry a large and
Prosecuting Attorney
Collections, Depositions and Civil
Business Attended to Promptly.
Hires :t Kic :il oiith lit ml a ml I lie i lenl
I . ulence OW tli.it He : on
ln---K i 1 1 i n;; Lxpcdit ion.
! From Tuesday's Daily,
j S. I'., Jacox received a telephone
1 message from South P.end this morn
I nig asking him to look out for a
! brown horse with one white
foot anil a cropped tail. Ora .Jacoxhad I
hardly stepped out on the sidewalk j
when lie saw the identical horse and j
buggy passing by. j
The proper otllcers were notified, and j
the man, who gave Iiis name as Kose, j
I was arrested by ollice Klinger, and
i placed in jail. His horse and buggy
! we-1 hikt'ti to .hicnv' bnrn ivliAr nnon
examination, it was found to be in a
very bail condition. On the spokes of
the wheels on the left side of the buggy
1 were found large blotches of blood, and
j on the cover was sound other indica
j tions that where the buggy and its occu
j pant had been.a legitimate business had
I not been practiced. Mr. John K.Shanks I
a South liehd liveryman, arrived
here at noon. The following is
his story ot the affair. This man Kose
came into his barn, and hired a horse
and buggy, for the supposed purpose of I
going out into the country a short dis
tance to be gone but a few hours. The
man not returning last night his
suspicion were aroused, and he tele
phoned to Plymouth with the aboe re-
' suits.
On further investigation, pieces of
wool were found on the buggy and a
two-bushel sack marked, "Deedle." It
was soon discovered that a man of the
above name resides near Lakeville and
is a raiser of sheep. This clrw was
followed until it was learned that this
man Pose had sold thirty-four sheep
pelts at Sehuetheis' tannery.
Mr. Shanks took his horse and buggy
l,nnA ii.,;i., tl,nll.i.,l' ..,.11 l.v ..4 ...... -t. I
ttwijic- nur- iiir ium-i Hill w it luilici I
to South liend on this evening's train.
A report to the effect that this man
was wanted at South IJend for murder
is an entire mistake, and originated in
the brain of a sensational telegraph
;t l-"ie learn.
James McDowell, of Logansport,
passed through Plymouth Monday
with a silver mounted pair of bracelets
on. This is the fellow, who a few days
ago got badly mixed with Logansport
liquor, and then went home. When he
arrived there he desired his aged mother
to give him live dollars. She refused
to give it to him; the brute then beat
her almost to death. It did not take a
jury long to mete out the proper pun
ishment to him only five years.
t;liiniiiy 011 1 in.
Monday-night while the wind was
playing hide-and-seek around the corner
of the houses the chimney of Mrs, S.
Pearman was discovered to be on tire.
A number of neighbors rushed in and
in a short time the lire was extin
guished. It is reported that when Melvin Chase
and Frank Petcher arrived on the
scene they thought heroic measures
should be used. After due delibera
tion salt was thought of as an elfective
remedy. Chase being the youngest
he was called upon to scale the roof,
while Petcher acted as director.
Securing a crock full of salt, Melvin
cautiously approached the chimney
along the comb of the roof, having
some trouble to hold on to the salt and
at the same time keep his coat tail in
the proper place. After an effective
dose of salt down the chimney he at
tempted to slide the vessel containing
the salt down the roof, while Petcher
tried to catch it as he would a ball. He
didn't catch it, but his head did.
Vehicles Titled.
When you talk about wheels and de
sire to discover the largest, geared to
run the fastest, we would refer you to
the city dads of Anderson, Ind. It is
currently reported that they have under
consideration an ordinance for the tax
ing of vehicles that appear on their
streets. For instance, if the unfortunate
fanner (he always seems to get it in the
neck) desires to go to town Saturday
and dispose of a couple dozen eggs ho
will be met at the suburbs by a collector
and be required to pay a small sum
into the city treasury, unless, perchance,
he has previously called upon the city
clerk and deposited a sullieient sum of
money which would entitle him to a
license to come into town in his wagon
as often as he wanted to, Sunday in
cluded. Of cource the farmers could
avoid this little ineonenience by walk
I ii tr into the sacred nreeinets of this
i .
i great city, or, to more thoroughly meet
I the new condition of affairs, use pack
I mules.
i It is saiii that the fanners in that
'section have astonished the
j "pluggers" by informing them
that j
j they will boycott the place and do their
j trading elsewhere. It is also asserted
I thai the livery men and other lines of j
: carriers are loolish enough to object to
1 this new mode of raising revenue, which
! informant says was introduced into
the council chamber by an aspirant for
the position of pound-master ofthat
The Ufli in he I l'roi.Hv of tin- Mit
Cot -irlly Set ir Men, .oes t
shelhy County.
1 1 is a c unmon phrase t hat ' sei f preser
vation is the first law of nature," and it
must be admitted that down in Shelby
county some of those people who wear
pants, an I pass as have studied
the abof quotation, and stick to the
text. An exchange tells of a Miss Wal
lie Cooper, an estimable lady and sec-
retary of the M. E. church Sunday j
schooi. who was keeping company with
I .1
annehum, whom the father
She started for the church
Friday, and when out, met her lover j
who took her in his buggv and Ihev
went to attend a party at Henry Thorn
as resilience. The father heard of it
put himself in a rage, took a buggy whip
and went directly to Thomas' house
where the party was in progress and
the couple was. He dashed into the
room, seied the girl and began be
aboring her with the whip, broke it
and then kept up his pounding with
the butt until the lady fell fainting to
the lloor, he meanwhile saying he
would kill anyone who intertered.
Afterwards he picked up the senseless
girl, put her in his buggy and drove
home. The surgeon was called, who
pronounced her injuries serious. Iler
clothes were saturated with blood, two
lingers .ere Light fully lacerated and
her condition is critical.
A Keiiuirkitble lln.
Korr.r.o.N, Feb. 7. IV.'.-Special to
Tin: Daily Indkpkxikxt. Since the
report of a few days ago regarding the
great production of eggs from some 2S
hens owned by Upton Stansbury.of Ply
mouth, there has been brought to our
notice a most peculiar freak of nature,
so it would seem to the casual observer,
but to the person concerned it seems as
only a result of st udy and labor.
Mr. Chas. Spencer, a prominent bar
ber of this place, has been engaged for
the past four years in raising thorough
bred poultry. He has at last succeeded
it: producing a most remarkable pullet
noted for its peculiar striping.thestripes
begin just back of its ear lobes passing
around the body and changing from
red, white and blue, each color being
very distinct. Mr. Spencer claims to
have produced this pullet by cross
breeding with the lied File, Leghorn,
White Wonder and lllue Andalusian.
lint what seems the most strange is
that the pullet has just laid her llrst egg
which is striped the same as herself
with circles of red, white and blue, but
this has been satisfactorily a -.'counted
for by Mr. O. I. (Jreer, and Mr. Wm.
Iludi, both of this place. After making
close examinations of the coops and the
parks they found that Mr. Spencer had
placed some two years ago an old bar
ber pole in the coop for a roost and this
pullet has always used the same for
roosting. This, with the nature of the
hen has caused some curiosity.
A Country Social.
A very enjoyable social event oc
curred at the elegant country residence
of David Staley, just north of In wood,
on Friday evening last.
Quite a number of intimate friends
gathered at about S o'clock, and perpe
trated a very pleasant surprise on Miss
Mary Staley in honor, of her 17th birth
day. An excellent program of music
was well executed by the accomplished
musician, .Miss Hertha Staley. After
partaking of light refreshments the
participants of the happy occasion de
parted for their homes, wishing their
hostess many birthdays as happy as
the one just spent.
III. Koy lHscoters ; I'miid.
Dr. Hoy says that the longer he lives
the more experience he gets. He re
cently rendered some slight medical as
sistance to Alouzo (Jrenner a stout,
short young man about 22 years of age,
a young man whom the doctor now
says has had according to his own state
ment two or three wives.
When (Jrenner represented that he
was poor and wanted a home the doc
tor says he gare him shelter and food
and per mouth for his service. Day
betöre yesterday Brenner asked the doc
tor to become his surety for a pair of
shoes and a suit of clothes
The doctor bought him a pair id' shoes
for which he paid s2 but would not ex
tend credit to the amount of a suit of
clothes whereupon (J renner tcok offence
and "skipped" Friday night leaving the
doctor s in the soup.
Tli Sjuaii, ( oiHi i t.
Monday night the people of
our city turned out enmasse to spend an
evening with the (Jertrude Sprague
Concert Company, at the M. E. church.
The large auditorium of this church
was packed, every seat being tilled and
chairs placed in the aisles to accomma
date a large number.
With the exception of the necessity
to use an organ instead of a piano, the
latter being an actual necessity to com
pletely give the musical numbers the
uesired effect, the concert was a success,
and highly appreciated by all present.
While some of our people were in
clined to think it was not up to the
standard of the original Schumann
Quartet, yet as a whole the entertain
ment was of the highest musical order.
The presentation of this musical
tn.at is ,nainly through the efforts of
' oiimji, no is .upeunienueiii
1 1 .. ii i.v..-.. ...... :., k. '.,..:., .1,..,
of the M. E. Sunday school, and" the
tunds received, some .sö.ot) will be
tlinu.a uU.r (o the schlHll tw tlieirilse
Oliit 11 try.
Mrs. Ellen Jilson was born at Phila
lelphia, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1811, and died
at Dayton, Term., Feb. 0th Mrs.
.hlson was married to Sidney Jilson in
lS'U.and moved to Dayton, Ohio, where
three children were bom, John C. Jil
son, of our city, Arthur Jilson. of
Urookiield, Mo., and Mrs. W. E. Pailey
of Dayton, Tenn. She leaves one sur
viving sister, wro resides at Holmes
burg, Pa., who is in her DOth year.
Mr. and Mrs. Jilson lived in Plymouth
with their son, for some time, and alter
the death of her husband, Sidney Jil
son, which occured some two years ago
she went to Tennessee to live with her
daughter. The remains were brought
to Plymouth and laid to rest by the side
of her husband in Oak Hill cemetery
last Sundav.
!: Ill f I-..1 M:y Tru.
Dessa May Truex departed this life
at the home of her parents in I'nion
township, Elkhart county, Ind., Jan.
:Ust, ISM, aged It years, 2 months and
2'. days.
She was born near Plymouth, Ind.,
but when she was 11 years old her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Zibe Truex, moved
to Elkhart county, where she soon gain
ed many friends and associates and
where she was loved and respected by
all who knew her.
Iler health began to fail in the win
ter of IH'M i3, and in the spring, being
exposed to and taking the measles they
left the germ of consumption, which
caused her death. Her parents did all
in their power to restore her to her
former health, but efforts were no avail,
she dropped and faded as a blossom
and has gone to take up her dwelling
with the angles. During the last few
weeks she was confined to her bed,
where she received the most careful at
tention of the family and neighbors.
Iler suffering was borne with true
Christian fortitude. On Tuesday be
fore her death she gave up all hope of
recovery, putting her whole trust in the
Lord as her only helper in the last few
days of her earthly sojourn. Friday
morning, Jan. Hist, after having called
the family to her bedside, she kissed
them a last farewell, and passed away
at 12 m.
The funeral services were held at the
llaptist church, Sunday morning, Feb.
2d, at which a large concourse of
friends expressed their sympathy with
the bereaved family. Sermon irom
John 141, by Kev. Hrewington of
Xappaneo. Py her request, when in
life, the remains were taken to Ply
mouth for interment. Nappanee New s.
The Valparaiso Messenger says:
"The Warsaw band is assisting in a
series of revival meetings being held in
the Ooshen M. K. church. This is a
new departure getting out a band to
drum up sinners, (ioshen must be
Not necessarily tough IJrother Zim.
They realize the need of a rattling
among the dry bones, and are honest
enough to utilize every proper means to
produce the desired effect. Try it in
St. Thoma Church Items.
The Altar Ouild will meet with Miss
Ida Schultheiss next Monday after
noon. Important meeting.
Coal 1 ,:!) -l a.". Vnl u loll by tliA
Tru-t. Whhli Control Over $M,ODO,
ooo.ooo oi Ca-Mtrtl- $:'.r..Oio.ooo An
imal l ;ii on Consumers.
l ioin M.iit laj's New York World:--
A new trust, greater, richer, stronger,
more important than any other trust
now in existence, has been formed.
Involving thousands of miles of rail
road and more than 2,000,UuiJ,ÜX) of
capital of the Vanderbilts and J. Pier
pont Morgan, it is far ahead of the
w ildest dream of wealth and monopoly
which the late Jay Could ever con
ceived. J. Pierpont Morgan is the
master spirit and originator of the new
trust, the magnitude of whose opera
tions makes the protits of a gold ring
seem insignificant and trilling. The
anthracite coal mining and railroad
companies sold last year W.uuO.üüO tons
of coal at an average wholesale price
of ."3.oS. It is proposed by the new
trust to raise the price to St a ton. On
decreased production an increased profit
of $:i3,UU0,(XX is assured and will be
divided among eleven companies.
The great Coal trust begins opera
tions today by advancing the price of
coal 'A7i cents a ton. This increase is
only the fust step, but it means over
? 1 ". h HJ.OOt i increased cost to consumers
and an even greater profit to the trust,
as many middlemen and selling agents
are to be dispensed with.
The new trust is a giant, compared
to which the Standard Oil, the Sugar,
the Tobacco and the Leather trusts are
mere pigmies. The magnitude of these
interests since the monopoly of anthra
cite coal mining has been added to the
enormous railroad interests already
centralized is so vast and far-reaching
that bankers and railroad men cannot
estimate its ultimate effect. Excluding
bonds, the new coal and railroad trust
stands for nearly Sl,lX)0,Un),UX capital
! and 2 4, ":() miles of railroad. This cap
ital stands for two and a half times the
entire bonded debt of the United
The advance in the price of coal made
today by the trust is the first step. It
is proposed soon to pet about 'JO cents
a ton more for coal than last year's
I.at Nijiht. Lecture.
From Saturday's Daily.
The lecture under the auspices of the
V. M. C. A. last night was a successful
affair and was the first event of this
kind that has been in the city this win
ter. The hall was tastefully decorated,
was well filled, there being about two
hundred present. The lecture was the
chief attraction, as the subject was one
of the most important now upon the
public mind. The lecturer, Hon. Chas.
11. Peeve, discussed the Monroe Doc
trine, its origin and its present applica
tion to our own country and Oreat Brit
ain. His talk was closely followed
throughout. Many of Mr. Peeve s old
friends who had heard him on various
public issues for years back were pre
sent. At the close of the lecture a song was
rendered, and brief talks were made by
Judge Capron, Mr. Cilmore, Mrs. Har
riet Ault, Mrs. II. (J. Thayer and Presi
dent Hedil, attesting their appreciation
of the occasion, which the V. M. C. A.
was giving for the benefits of its mem
bers and the people of Plymouth.
To Tin: Daily Iilti-:nif.nt: The
Press Superintendent of W. C. T. U.
desires to make public acknowledg
ment of the kind favors extended to
her by our honored citizen, C. 11. Heeve,
it the receiving of two complimentary
tickets to the lecture given by himself
before quite a select and cultured audi
ence in the V. M. C. A. hall on Friday
evening. The subject was one of inter
est to the public citizens of the present
day. It was handled with ability and
in a clear, concise manner, everyone
present being able to fully understand
the doctrine referred to, references
running back of the Monroe admin
istration for fifteen or twenty years,
including over sixty years of the past
history o! our government.
When we remember Mr. Reeve's
age, it is a source of wonder to
us, his remarkable rententive memory,
to be so explicit in explaining the con
ditions existing at the time of the Mon
roe administration, and a close scrutiny
down the line to the present adminis
tration. It certainly was an intellectual
feast to the young men of the Young
Men's Christian Association.
Pklss Sit't.
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