Newspaper Page Text
A- fl " II 1 If Vol.. I!. I'LY.MorTll, MARSHALL ( OTNTY, INDIANA, WKDNKSDAY, FKBKUAKY L'f,, 181X5 Xo. .51. Pants! Pants! Pants! .1 H AM COKMHKOY A ood pair of steel ray pants made to order for. . frvo grades corduroy pants, Suits and Overcoats at prices. KLEINSCHMIDT, THE TAILO R Prep iL Getting ready line of Nit parallel will lie found in this city. It will tin- BEST, BIGGEST, and HANDSOMEST lint- yon ever saw. The rvir-iiH'ivasinr growth in tins lino has spurred us on to do that which wc have done, and fur thermore, years of practical experience have taught us that to he successful in the carpet business you must handle it hy the roll, and plenty of them. Well, we have got them, and yon 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 MATTINGS, OIL CLOTHS, AND RUGS. Perhaps you will say, and good, dome in and let you prices. Let us take the measure of your room 01 rooms and see if we cannot get the figures low enough. i on 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. pALL t iJARABIN, PLYMOUTH Of ll II ro om f:r. jeans working $3.00. : pair to order.. . $4.00 living: arm to receive an enormous CARPETINGS. lie carry a large and choice u I need a carpet." us show you through, Well quote1 Every Description AT THIC INDEPENDENT OFFICE. O! P (MTV I V VS ! ; 11 1111 1 I TMKY MtlT IN HKCULAR SKSSION MONDAY NIGHT. Nut Mmli l.u-iiit-" Tr.n.n l'l Tin ! Iii it :i ml I'.uu muH I'l.tlt to t i I o I l'l inoiil Ii i-l-.l . ' Council met Monday night in regular j ...... i i session, ail members present ai roii can ; m-.m.i .ild.-ii.. in hVvno'.U who came m I shorth after the n ailing of t lie min utes. A petition was l i, resented ivirurdiii.T ! I - -- -- -- -- - o r the water rent hi the lodge room of the Masonic socielv. which was soon ad- ! justed. hen the mayor asked ll any one present desired to present any matter of importance to the council. Jas. 1!. Houghton announced that lie des i ret i to call the attention of the council to the need of sidewalks on Outer street in his locality. .1. V. Maey, our Tomtit ward ret resenl at ie. called the attention of the eouncil to the necessitv f walks on r.th ! street. The attenl ion of Alderman I Sai- ley was railed to this latter complaint, which brought out a pun of some kind regarding gravel. It was too deep for those on the outside. The report of Treasurer Kelley was received anil concurred in. The superintendent of the water; works read his report stating that .1. T. j I .'omni l. i.l tttuMi ..i.o,lov...i f.. t-,i..J charge of the pumping station, receiv ing a salary of .'.hi per month, ami be ing hehl responsible for all damages. He had given a bond in the sum oflt'1"' when several other instrument s,i)tHi wilh approved security. The superintendent also stated that the con tracts lor water with the L. . W.and the court house had about expired. The repairs for the pumps had been ordered and were on the road. The report was received and an order rendered to contract with the K. A: , tor three years, and the courthouse for one year. Aldernian Tibbiti presented an ordi nance which passed its lirst reading, that compells the school board to report to the city council every inonth.of mon ies expended, etc. Alderman lleynolds wauled to know, if the ordinance were passed, if the school board could be compelled toiimke such reports; if it were the law. Attorney I.ogan "It is the law." At this juncture Alderman Hailey spoke in regard tt the validity of the oulinance if passed, owing to the con dition of affairs, citing for instance the snow ordinance recently passed; how some of our citizens refused to comply with the snow ordinance, because they said it was not legally passed. lie said he did not mention this for any desire to create a controversy, but to simply show how some of the people viewed) the matter. The matter of adjusting rates for water motors for printing otlices was deferred until next meeting. At this time the plats of Corbin's and Cowman's additions to I'lymouth were received and ordered placed on record. Mayor Swindell called the at tention of the council to the ordinance pertaining to fees and salaries, lie desired that something should be done by the council to relieve him from any embarassment, especially m signing warrants for salaries. Alderman lleynolds took the Moor anil gave conclusive evidence that he bail been reading the law very closely in regard t the matter which w ill soon come belore the court respecting me Fourth ward matter, ami mapped out the position that will be taken by those interested. Hut he said he thought the best thing to do was for a republican and democratic attorney in conjunction with City Attorney Logan to investi gate this matter and inform the mayor just how he could act. "The only question in controversy," resumed Al erman Reynold's, "is. whether the coun cil is working under a legal set of rules." Alderman liailey said that was the case exactly ami that the attorneys would get at loggerheads on that same point and could not straighten that matter out. The subject was dropped at this point and the report of the superinten dent of water works ami bond of J. T. Leonard received. Hoard adjourned. No .Mut Matle. From Saturday's Dally. The article in yesterday's Inih.pkn dknt regarding the Fourth ward mud dle has brought about considerable comment by both republicans and dem ocrats. The masses of the voters in Plymouth are in favor of an adjustment of the trouble along the lines advocated by The Independent. There is not a iwtie of doubt that from a true non-j partisan standpoint it would be the most feasible plan to adopt. Hut we i have discovered that the partisan j (politician, the man, who through all kinds of weather, through ill repute) ! and gloomy political triumphs, sticks ;o 1 i his party aifili itions, believes in lighting ' i the matter to the bitter end. I J Tin: 1.ii;im:mkn i in its pie ' 1 sentation of the olive branch. ' did so through an honest desire to set' t,lls trouble adjusted so that nothing llllt tllK 1 I H;t i Im iJ I -lullfC lit' t liu li'l.t ligation Would remain. We believe it could be done; but it surely can never be done if our citizens listen seductive strains gnund out to the v the political wire puller. When a man becomes so partisan that he can reply to overtures that would heal the breach. by an expression of "never give a d inch," his case as a municipal organizer is hopeless, and the town might go to the "dumniticn bow-wows" without Jus J lifting a linger to help it out of the I dilemma if his political party was nt j represented on top. j The greatest trouble seems to be fori some one to take the lead. Mach of! lm MPmg threes seems to think the other is trying to get an advantage. If this is to be the condition of alfairs Tin; Ixuki'kndknt will be in favor oi a patriotic independent movement, throw ing over both old parties, ai the coming spring election. ,VU - T,M telephone at the 1.. I'.. W. was removed Satunlay. This instrument was installed as a gratuity to the rail road company by the former manage merit of the telephone company at a were temporarily placed in the same manner to prove the utility of the tele phone exchange. Hut with this one exception all dead head instruments have removed some time since. Since the installation of the instru ment the railroad company has stead fastly refused to permit it to remain except as a dead head instrument. Since it appears that the L. F. A: W. is not w Hing to pay anything tor the accom- ! .... ii'-ni.iTion oi ine piumc m tins maiu-r the telephone management has taken the only consistent business course open to it and removed the telephone. The telephone is one of the most valuable adjuncts to business and there is no reason why any business bouse or corporation should expect to enjoy its benefits for nothing. The Pennsyl vania otlices use and pay for two instru ments and the Vandalia oflice very willingly supports a telephone for the accommodation of its patrons and the public. There is some talk among business men of circulating a petition to the high font tionai aes of the L. F. V V. with a view to having this instrument reinstalled. I uilr'll:t I lilt ill ion. At this time, when showers are making themselves numerous, it might be well to understand "umbrella llirta tions." To leave your umbrella in the hall means "1 don't want it any more." To purchase an umbrella indicates "1 am not smart but honest." To trail your umbrella on the side walk means that the man behind you thirsts for your blood. To lend an umbiella indi cates "1 am a fool." To put a cotton umbrella beside a nice silk one means "exchange is robbery." To urge a friend to ;ake an umbiella saying, "Oh! do take it; l'tl much rather you would than not," signifies that you are lying. To return an umbrella means - never mind what it means. No one ever does that. i:.-lele.l. The onler from Oeneral Hooth, of the Salvation Army, to his son Hallington Hooth and his w ife, has resulted in open rebellion. Hallington refused to go to Fngland and leave behind the result of nine years of hard labor. The armies of the United States are Liiamituis in their desire to uphold the dismissed gen eral, and the arbitrary demands of the old general are liable to cause consider able trouble in this country. Ktoi III l.-:ii;ne ( 'out t-nl ton . A grand convention will le held at Anderson next .June which is being organized upon a grand scale. When we recognize the fact that then are Ti),(K)0 Hpworfh Leaguers in the state of Indiana alone, it demonstrates an enormous gathering wherein seven states will be recognized. I'ttltlic salt. I will sell at public auction on the I I in Thompson farm, Lapoite road, 'JC miles west of Plymouth, on Tuesday, March 3d, IW, my personal property. Joseph Arney. Tili: WONÜKKS OF III.KKIHTV. 1 .tn.. I r. i . t ,. . lie From whom does he talent for drawing? She from hi- fa her. tist. -Truth. Tli.tl Ktn;tu ; . F.ver since Frank Lamsou purchased the thoroughbred trotter at Chicago it has been his ambition to put her to the test and learn just what time she luuld make. On several occasions she regis tered but tiiis did not - satisfy Lauison. lie fell confident greater speed could be secured. So, yesterday, good sleighing and the brightly polished runners of his new cutter gave him an opportunity to display the speed of his hotter. Anyone who could have seen Frank yesterday on Cairo street would have noticed a gleam of satisfaction as he looked over the well-developed mus cles of his steed, anil the beautiful roadster in looking back upon its proud owner, swelled with pride. This, in fact, is what citised the trouble. The process of swelling was tco much for the delicately constructed shafts ard one of them was bioken in two. The break occurred at a time w hen serious damages were liable to occur. Hut the patriotic spirit of that horse was aroused ami not wait ing for the well known "cluck"of the driver started out on a 2:1 1 '4 gait. Frank at once realized that the only way to beat the former record of the trotter was to lighten the cutter. Here s whee h" mistake; for i'istead of stepping gracefully out m the lrosty whiteness, he, in a manner not at all elegant, recklessly threw himself out of the sleigh. It was at this juncture that the greatest spurt of speed was accom plished. Water street, running south from (iarro, was the ground chosen for the test, and the thirteen seconds util ized by I-amson in jurying his head iu a snow drift deducted from the time registered by the "stop watch" in Frank's pocket, quoted a 1 1 1 speed, Money cannot purchase new. that horse A 11 (lfll l.-t tT. Since the murder of Pearl Hryun, and more especially since Hev. O. M. Wood secured bail for his son implicated in the matter, considerable comments have been made through the press and other- Wise regarding the young man being admitted to bail. His father theie- fore under the circumstances thought it best for his son to remain iu eonfin ment until the trial. The following is an extract Iron; a letter w ritten by him for publication: "The fust knowledge that I had of the murder of Pearl Hryun was from the headlines of the Indianapolis Jour nal, on February ;, us 1 was returning to my home from an oilicial visit to Fartersburg Ind. I was overwhelmed by the statements. If you are a parent you can understand how my father heart resisted the knowledge id' such criminality as was charged against my boy. 1 never had a thought or pur pose to shield him if guilty, and though ibis is worse than death, t have no such desire now. Seeing that my pro ceeding to have him bailed for his ap pearance at the priliminary examina tion the loth, has been construed as an effort to shield him. 1 resolved to make no effort to secure bail for his appear ance for final trial, in order lhat all may know that I asked for him only what the most searching trial will award. lie may have erred, but with all my heart I believe bun innocent of the murder, directly or indirectly, of Pearl Hryan. 1 ask all who know anything about it to come forward and testify. All of my life has been spent in India na, and all who know me know that I can desire nothing but the discovery and punishment of Pearl Hryan's mur derers, whoever they may be. It costs me agony to write these words, yet it is due all concerned that I should write them; and my unshaken faith that my boy will be acquitedafter the most vig orous trial, and taught a lesson neer to bo forgotten, alone sustains me. O. M. Wnoi. Inline! Ili-ltl. Owing to the sudden death of Mrs. John Flapp, announced yesterday, it was thought expedient to bold an in quest. The evidence introduced by the family physician, gave foundation for the verdict of the corone-, that she came to her death from a 'shock to the nervous system, which was due to sick ness ot several years standing. K !' ' I 1 i I.- i m i i ' inh'riJ his I . . i He is a on- j Y. M. C. A. : I lit- Anniversary r WmIi i niton's lliith - i lay 1 atriotirly Olered. Those of our citizens w ho desire to attend every patriotic meeting, but stayed at home Sundav, missed one I ot the grandest meetings along patriot j if lines ever held in Plymouth. Ad ! excellent program had been prepared i which pertained to the one subject. After "America" large audience a was sung by tha verse of scripture appropriate to the occasion was read President Iledd and commented 1 upon. '-Washington as a Christian i !.,... . I... 1,.. ii- it- i i . t ail i oi, o) jiev. . . liaymonu, was an excellent paper, presenting, without any superlluous comments, the life of the "Father of His Country" in such a manner as to bring into bold relief many of the acts of Washington here tofore seemingly undiscovered. Miss (iertrude Peterson sang a solo, -Hattle Hymn of the Kepublic," iu a pleasing manner, the audience joining in the chorus with patriotic ferver. The paper by Miss May Hrown on "Washington's Farewell Address," was full of food for thought, bringing out those grand sentiments so characteris tic of Washington and which if heeded by the politicians of today would re dound to the honor and credit of those placed in power by the people. "Washington as an American" was presented by Mr. Jacob Martin, and was of deep interest. Mr. C. Price rendered the old, but always appreciated, song, "The Sword of Hunker Mill." Prof. Hailey gave a synopsis of the "W ilder at Valley Forge," showing in a brief outline the troubles, sufferings ami privations of the continental troops in connection with the cowardly efforts put forth by tho-,e who were jealous of the great leader's achievements, in a mar ner that was appreciated by all. lion. II. (I. Thayer bubbled over with enthusiasm and recounted the feeling of patriotism that swept over his heart as he traversed the ancient Mt. Vernon home. Hon. Chas. Heeve arose to the spirit of the occasion and, despite his years the nog of patriotism was eloquently portrayed in a few, but appropriate, remarks. 'Three Cheers for the Fed, White and Flue" vvas sung hy the entire audi ence with a fervor, and thus ended a meeting long to be remembered by those who were present. An 1 nt ! t iui; Ntiiiii. Sunday morning at 10:15 some forty-five Knights of Pythias, assem- j bled at then Castle Hall, and marched in a body to the Helormed charch. The presence of these knights was to com memorate the thirty-second anniversary of Pythianism, an occasion which is sacred and recognized by members of the order. While the attendance was quite large, there were a number of knights who desired to participate in the service w ho were not enabled to be present. The sermon preached by Hev. liothenberger was very uppropriateand entertained many thoughts that will no doubt be treasured up by the knights present. Hev. Hotlienberger had just been admitted to the full rank of knight hood, and will no doubt be enabled to give a fuller and more complete lesson at the next annual meeting. 1 1 is sermon along the line of obedience was duly appreciated by the large congregation present. Highly ompliitu-ult 1. Mr. J. V. VanUilder, former secretary of the Farmers" Institute of this county, has received a letter from Prof. W. C. Latta, in which he compliments the people of this county for the way they turned out to the meetings, ami also for the successful tune had. His words ot praise for the efforts put fourth by the officers and Institute workers were truly Mattering. I-. a 4';iulitatf. It is reported that H. H. Oglesbee, formerly of our city, is a candidate for Colonel of the S. of V. of the State of Indiana. This is the highest othce at tainable in the state organization, and we extend to Mr. Oglesbee the hope that he will secure the prize which he is surely worthy of receiving. A t'Mttl. Mrs. Harriet M. Ault desires to re turn her thanks to the gentlemen who were so courteous ami kind to her while reporting for Tin: Indiipendknt at the Farmers' Institute. Mr. Heim for special favorssMrs.Mer edith, Mr. Vangilder, Mr. Hert Vtvkey, ami Frank Hrooke, for information. It is these little courtesies from ap preciative people with whom wo come in touch, here and there, which make our work a pleasure, and life worth living.