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Semi -Weekly 1 1 MAC lil IUI 1 to Li Vol. II. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, WKDXKSDAY, KKBRTAKY 19, 18. Xo. 21). Pants! Pants! A.N1 OY A jjooil pair of steel rniy pants mailt1 to order for. . Two grades corduroy pants, Suits and Overcoats at prices. KLEINSCHMIDT, THE TAILO R P reoarin iL Getting ready line of Xo parallel will le found in this city. It will the BEST, BIGGEST, and HANDSOMEST line yon ever saw. 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 yon 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 Hud heie the the very best. In addition to this, will line of MATTINGS, OIL CLOTHS, AND RUGS. IVrliaps yon will say, " 1 need a carpet." and irood. Conic in and let us show von tlirousli. you prices, rooms and Let us take see if we cannot You will find them in the basement where there is plenty of space to show them up nicely and plenty of light to see them to good advantage. I V A 1 I JTVm PLYMOUTH Ii Of TO ORDER. jeans working 3.OO. $4.00 pair to order. living to receive an enormous CARPETINOS. he cheapest, the medium and cany a large and choice Well quote the measure of vour room or get the figures low enough. A IO A in& I EVI Every Description AT TUB INDEPENDENT OFFICE. FAli.MKliS' 1XST1TITE LEST IN MARSHALL HISTORY. COUNTY'S j loiilu m ol.l !). I nt it ill f A nspiviou ly lt-iirl. llof'r. I st l ull Mouse i:illlilli:)sili 1 11 1 ;si aiitl I'loWii witli 1 -'.ioii Ntl Kooiu lor All Win Cum ;! II iiuor of A mli-n- ;! Mhmc :tml U'nl --Ii'n lllliii'is r.l-l'l Ojtillioli r .1. A. XI 0 11 1 . j Notwithstanding:: sudden drop Sun I day night in temperature, which sent the mercury a notch or two below the zero point, covered windows with a delicate tracery ot i'rost work and kept many jot' the town folk hovering near their i rousing wood tires or glowing base burners, fanners from many sections of Ma: shall county were up ami on their way to this city and the institute bright and early Monday morning. 1 The cold did not deter them, i and when they began to gather j in t he opera house at about 'J:)J0 i their faces were ruddy with the glow of sturdy health, following exer cise and exposure to the cold. Many were accompanied by their wives and daughters, and some perhaps by their sweethearts, so that when the session was called to order a large per cent oi the audience was made up of ladies. At ld:"o the main lloor of the opera house was tilled almost to the limit of its comfortable seating capacity. The mornin session opened shortly after 10 o'clock with a good attend ance. The president occupied the chair, this being the sixth time tr Mr. Peter Hehn in this capacity. lie stated brietly the fact that the organization is for the benefit of the fanners of our county, to improve and better the con dition of those interested in agriculture. Music, ".Jesus Lover of My Soul." was rendered by three children leading in solo, Mrs. Vockey singing a refrain, llev. O. F. Landis offered the opening p rayer and was followed by a solo ren dered by tho Columbia Pity gh e club, which gave an excellent rendition of the song, "Ligatning Hod Man." A DDK I :ss Ol WKLCOMK. Prof. 11. A. Chase delivered the ad dress of welcome. In his remarks he gave credit to those who cultivate the soil as creators of material. "The change which is coining and bringing comforts to the homes of physicians, lawyers ami all professional men will also bring to tho fanner his share of comfort and success, and if he with others will use the means at his com mand he may be able to meet the im provements; telephones, daily papers, etc., and equally advance on all lines. "The beneficiaries of different methods of the present ani future will reap a blessing by following the improved methods of distribution and thus help meet the demand of the coming gener ation. "The competition, which has been a bit ter one, regardless of the farmer and his interests, among all classes of citizens has been detrimental only to the indifferent farmer. Tho progres sive farmers will help create a demand for necessaries and luxuries of life: be sides they aro the guardians of our na tion and educational institutions. Their organizations and institutions are all helpful. In this United States there aro Us million farmers and as we assemble with them we aro all involved with hem in their efforts to upbuild and im prove our people. The old methods of production are gone forever: the part of the wise man is to accept the situation, and build up grainier, nobler and better ways, which aro being made practical by those who may teapthe benefits with their brothers in lines of interest." IIo welcomed tho fanners to our city in the interest of the business men of our city, and asked that they bo broad in their deliberations and charitable in their views. Song "Vockey OleeClub," our own home singers. Ki.sro.Nsi:. In response to Prof. Chat e Samuel Keller, of Pourbon, said: We owe to tho people of Plymouth our hearty sympathy and efforts to those who so kindly entertain us. In asmuch as our former meetings have been a success, can we not make this the best one of all? As to our motto, Kxcelsior," it is to be hoped it will be a mutual affair. Each one should feel an interest, and so take part and win laurels for us all. We, as fanners, should feel tho deepest concern in our meeting, and the responsibility rests with us to interest thoso who are pres- ent. ly each one doing his best the results will be beneficial.' " I HK UVV. OF T1IH 1 ai:m i:u r.o AM) ills CATION." J. V. Vau( Jilder addressed the audi- j eiue on this subject in a plain, practi cal way, regretting the presence of so few bys. He gave a description of the farmer's boys a quarter of a cen tury ago, and contrasted the present state of affairs. "Today the boys of the farm can wear j 'bi'ed shirts, glossed shoe, ami keep on I a par with the boys of the city, j (Laughter, i , "The desire of the farmer's boy is to i be equal with those who have city ad- j vantages and different opportunities for physical development. There are advantages within the reach of the fanner's boy which city life cannot reach A lively colt ridden by a live boy eclipses the pleasures the city boy enjoys on a bicycle. ''Labor is an education. Begun early, it improves the physical abilities j and strengthens and cultivates the in tellectual attainments. No need of drudgery, no need of boys leaving the farm, if they are given inspiration by praise, appreciation and commendation from their parents. The education of the boy is an im portant factor on t he farm. To be successful as a farmer, he must be taught the principles of farming, and parents cannot expect gooj results from boys who have not been properly edueattd for their requirements. The improvements coming continually re quire that our boys should be educated to be able to meet them intelligently. The agricultural colleges will be patron ized by the intelligent farmer whose boys will take a course therein. "The successful farmer is the one who has a system and is guided by that system. Marshall county offers two scholarships to the boys who will ac cept, but, strange to say, they are not accepted because of lack of money to furnish the necessary requirements to enter the course ot study. There is no mora honorable profession today than P it ,f the armer, but he must be in telligent." A discussion, led by Win. Frw in, of Pourbon, followed. Mr. F.rwin con jured up a picture of the farmer's boy of the past. He carried a jug of water for the men who toiled day by day. His picture was contrasted with that of the fanner of today, who uses the im proved methods and gains the success attained thereby. "A common school education is not sufficient for a successful farmer of today. The impressions made upon the minds of boys, upon attending our county fairs, shows, horse races, etc., leave a desire upon the part of some boys to follow the .examples seen there. Farming is neutral giving an 1 taking. Kximples of mistakes in training children on the farm are practical. No work is disgraceful, and doue willinyly and intelligently, elevates and develops character." The remarks on this subject by Pob- ert Irwin were quite amusing, appreci ation of which was shown by the good humor of the audience. Myron Chase, of Tyner City, was absent. Mr. Jerrold made some most appli cable remarks upon "The Country Boy," showing that the discontent of farmer's boys is often due to the farm ers themselves bv continual fauit find ing lack of appreciation. Mr. Smith recommended raising pickles as a means to raising good boys. mis. .ion i:s, ( ) k so r t 1 1 iii:nu,M'i:aks. Mr. Jones of South lend compliment ed the institute on having secured Prof. Chase lor the address of welcome. He said: "Anything which affects the in terest of the farmer, should be thorough ly studied and understood and pratical application made. Instead of the text book teaching, the science of agri culture should bo taught in our public schools, in Plymouth, South IJend and elsewhere in our cities." llefereneo was made to Franco as ono of the most successful agricultural states for the reason that tho scienco taught is com pulsory upon the pupils. Tho gentle man from South Bend closed amid hearty rounds of applause. Tho first session adjourned a few minutes after 12 o'clock. It was in tensely interesting from beginning to end and was well attended and when tho audience broke up for tho noon hour tho best of good spirits every where prevailed. The afternoon session began shortly after 1.15. It opened to a warmly enthusiastic audience with the opera houso crowded tu tho gallery. Moiulay Afternoon. The first afternoon session of the Marshall County Farmers Institute, commencod Monday promptly at 1:13 S11RKWD YOUNCJSTER. 1 1 I Mother Tommy, why dou't you gie your little brother half of your upple? Tommy Can't do it, m:i. Father tells me iiever to do thin by halves. Texas Sittings. o'clock. At that hour the hall was crowded, and before tho session closed the capacity of the Centennial opera house was taxed to it's utmost. The proceedings of this session were opened by President Peter lleim's introduction of (ieorge Newton, horticulturist, of South l!eud. His object here was to organize a horticultural society, auxil iary to a state society, part of the object being a more social and Aider ac quaintance among people interested in this branch of industry. A musical performarce on "zobos" (soiiK'thiug new; by the juvenile mem bers of the Vockey family was received with prolonged applause. During this performance the gallery was filling rapidly. Mr. Cooper, of Tippaeane township, then delivered his address on '"The Parmer and His Appearance at Public Meetings." His address was read from manu script. The prevailing thought was one of advance -in example, to be attrac tive. In illustration he referred to the costumes adopted by most farmers in oiililnv hiinrririfr ,.ut, fMtithets such ns , , - - j - ... m . r:-M old hay seed, -clodhopper, etc. i hey are tnereioro sneered at, nut under neath there are true, noble, manly hearts and only a lack of attention in appearance. lie said: "Living within our ineome.is the true economy for a farmer to follow." He had no excuse to offer for the careless, negligent, farmer. He predicted pro gress in the future and offered as surance that "our future statesmen and presidents will come from among our farmer's boys." The discussion was opened by Mr. Jerrold who thought the I armer should not attract attention by his clothing, but should keep within bounis of the usages of the present time. Seveial speakers made plain, pratical remarks, and the Hon. Chas. Peeve gave an ex planation as he understood Hie paper, the main thought being,"your work will teil for you: good fences, good general appearances indicate a man who is careful in his personal appearance, the opposite indicating the extreme the other way 'and a spirited discussion fol lowed. The Vockey choir i hen rendered an excellent peice of music, entitled "Isabella, Queen of Spain." At t his j point the opera house was becoming un comfortably crowded and a suggestion: from Hon. Peeve that the farmers con tribute toward the building of a lent preparatory for the crowds of the next institute, was well taken. TlIK Kill-ATI ON Ul WOMAN To Till: FA KM. Mrs. Virginia C. Meredith was the next speaker and on the subject "The Relation of W oman to the Farm" she said: I'here is a surplus of women in our country and at this time there is an un rest among women." "Tho occupations of women have been taken from them. Weaving, spin ning, cloth-making, butter-making, etc., have gone to factories and creameries and into the hands of men. Laundiying and cooking aro done by men." She thus explained tho cause of the restlessness of women. Peferenco was made to our fust mother choosing wis dom, and thus it followed down to the present time. "Women on the farm have had the largest share in training our noted men." Abraham Lincoln as an example. She cited his limited knowledge of book learning, "and yet what a great success he was in his day." The township trustee was cred ited with more aut honty more power than our president his power in hiring teachers. "Whenever the women of our farms desire good roads they can havo them. Public sentiment controls the a Hairs of our country. Motherhood develops a child according to her know coNTiNi i'D on v.uu: rouis. ML',. wjJ jAAJ.ltJfr?v XKW SCHOOL HOUSE. A COMMUNICATION UPON THE IM PORTANT SUBJECT. T'" Writ-r Ajiro in Some KijM-tl lo the Position T;kcn by "Hi Ind--lii!f lit ." - i:-lic- in v linn I'ullJ iiU I 'fori ltiii '. s announced yesterday, the columns ! of Tin: lMi:ri:.NDi:NT are open for any one to discuss to a proper extent, the question of a school building on the South side. The following is from the pen of one of our prominent citizens: It appears from the report of the pro ceedings of the common council that the project for a new school building on the South side oi this city has been kill ed, and yet at. the present time the council in committee is considering the j advisability of paving certain streets of the city, and outside of the committee the same question of paving is agitating the minds of tho city lathers. Whether it is more necessary to pro vide sullicienL school room "for the children of school age, or whether a few of the business blocks of the city shall be paved and a number of unimport ant sewer and drainage connection bo made is a question that from all appear ances is to be decided in favor of the two latter projects. At the last meet ing in January of the council it was voted to give the sewer committee pow er to expend from the general fund a sum of money for an exteutmri of the North side fewer, or a connection for sewer purpose's that is not of public benefit but nearly all of private benefit; and if current report is true the wishes of ninety-live per cent, of those directly interested m paving is to be relegated as the expression ul a lot of fogies" by the same body. The wisdom of such decisions may well be questioned by any citi.ers who feels a deep interest in the city and its future. That it would be a most important step in advance and such an indication of progress as to make the heart of every citizen who loves his city swell with pride if all of the business blocks of tbecity could be paved with the most substantial and artistic street pave ments in vogue in tiiis nine'eenth cen tury age cannot be doubted; but if such public work cannot be had wiloout e:i- , 4 I .1 i- ,1 .. , l . - I uiii "ei u r i ie none ot sut u neu fccuuoi buiu as j now ,,e IieCt.ssarv, or as may become necessary in the near future we would ask. Who is there that will say that the life, education ami comfort, while in school, of our children of school age should be postponed to a position where any project of less importance than these takes precedence of them? It matters not so much at what point in a city a school building is located ex cept that by common consent that lo cality which best answers the purpose of furnishing easy access and close proximity to the largest number of children of school age m a city is con ceded to be the proper place for a school. At the present time, taking Jan. 1. ls, when there was in attendance at school in this city a fair aM-rage, there were present ;'" pupils; counting the desks in the two buddings on the North side ami those in the ward building on the South side there were at that time and now are ö.':W desks for pupils, so that on an average at the present time we have 10 more pupils m attendance at school than we have desks to proper ly seat them at. Now, if a new school building were constructed on the South side, and the present rooms in the ward building were vacated, and the pupils now in that building transferred to the new building, there are enough pupils in attendance daily at our schools to use lour and one-nan new sciiot.i rooms. This calculation being based upon the proposition ot lorty desks to one room, ami forty pepils are m our ofinion as many as one teacher in a graded school can teach well. We know not upon what theory the common council wit -holds its consent from the school board to contract to build tho necessary school rom that the board has shown to be needed. although we are iniormcd that some members of the council proposed to put more desks in the present school rooms. Of course, more desks could be put in the present rooms, but if it be true that foity pupils are a sufficient number to be taught by one teacher.tl en thi-; proportion would tend to unduly crowd the rooms, at the risk of the health of the children, and at a greater risk to the very object of their attendance to Nam. Pupils in pleasant weather might be taught in a shaded grove, or they mignt be taught in a tent, but the question is: shall the city of Plymouth i;o buck to the prim dive style of teaching in the log hut or shall it keep in line with its sister cities in furnishing safe, well ventilated and properly appointed school rooms. Put while we are not advised with certainty, possibly the real reason for refusing to give its consent and author i.e a contract for a new building on the South side by the council was the fear that in doing so,aml carrying it out, the city Would exceed the constitutional limitation of indebtedness fixed at II per centum of the taxable valuation oi the propei ty within its limits; if that bo the case would not the f ict that the common council is now advised of th necessity for new school rooms be a good reason for curtailing any unneces sary expenditure, such as sewers bene ficial only to private individuals, and the costs that would be necessary to be paid by the city for street ami alley crossings in case of paving, ami allow ances made to contractors, where such contractors had wholly violated their CONTINUED OX PAdi: I'ltiHT.