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tad eeRiiy eon ii Vol. II. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 18 No. 34. lent. MOIMTAItY KKCOKI. THE INEVITABLE HOUH COMES TO MANY. .luliu l. I!us"" --" llir llotiif of Mi Mother alter a IV Month lliie. Obituary ol" 1 1 . Aut-Iiue Maley Other Death 'There is a reaper and his name is Death." lie beckons and his will is supreme. The young, the old. and the middle-aged alike answer his dreaded summons. This is truly exemplified m the death of John M. Huge. We stand in the pieseiiceof this great mystery and wonder what it all means. Its only hciore death An. I not in death Thai death is death. This we all know, that in the great economy of the Creator there is no waste. We look into nature and there we see an infinite world throbbing with life. A meteor flashes across the sky and men tremble. On and on it whirls through space, accumulating power and form as it Hies, until at last another world is traveling with the speed of lightning. And then the Almighty breathes into man his own image and attributes; and behold, a world is born. In the lily, too, we see how the Creator brings life out. of death. In the sum mer, as we walk through the valley, at the foot of the mountain the air is full ol the perfume of the lily and the rose. In the autumn the lily grows pale; the jold winds of w inter come on the wings of the tempest from the mountain top of perpetual snow, howling through the canons, and the lily falls to the earth, blighted and dead. Hut it is not this with the departed whose demise is mourned today. The lull -bloomed lily had erected its head in its full prime aud beauty, and the told blast of win ter was far away; when lo, Death, from w hose deadly touch we all do shrink, places his icy hand upon the lily and it dies. A ml while those he leaves be hind may mourn, we believe if John could speak to them through unfath omable space, he would tell them there is no death, but that from this into another life the soul moves on. If John M. Huge had lived until Monday, March Vth, he would have seen hispid birthday. lie was born in riymouth, and attended our public school in his boyhood days. At school he gave evidence of a desire to educate himself for the events of life and re ceived a good education, preparatory to entering upon mercantile pursuits. In lH'JO, at the age of 1., he entered the dry goods store of Mr. II. Kloepfer. From the first he showed a disposition to lay hold ot the work in a manner that would not only give satistae lion to his employer, but lit him for positions of trust. Here is where he showed his sterling qualities. He was always courteous and pleasant, seeing with that instinct that denotes the self- made man, and in a very short time he gamed the entire confidence of his em ployer, who today will say: "John ltuge was the best boy I ever had in my store." A tribute, though few in words, is a jewel worth striving for. Last March the first indication o that dread disease, consumption, man ifested itself. John immediately went to Washington, D. C, where his sister Mrs. W. C. Dotsch, resided, in hopes of allaying the pronounced symptoms. The benefit he hotted to receive was not satisfactory and he returned to J'lymouth last July. Last October he was compelled to re main In the house and since that time lie gradually became weaker, until about a mouth ago, when he took to his bed. Thursday night Mr. Kleopfer, his old employer, was told that .lohn de desired to see him. He repaired im mediately to the stricken home, and was soon at the bed side of the dying young man. He took Mr. Kleopfer by the hand and told him that he desired to bid him good bye as he was about to leave this world. He called the mem bers of the family around his bed and affectionately bid them each good bye, and at ll:tfo the wearied spirit left the tenement of clay and returned to (Jod who gave it. Mr. Augelin Mttley. Angeline Staley, wife of Stephen S Staley, was born Dec. 2, 1M2', in Lewis county, Kentucky. Her parents were Joseph 15. and Mary Dunn. With them and the family she removed to Illinois about Thence they came to In diana, locating in 1'ulaski county, near the town of Wmamac. In 1WJ they came to Marshall county, and here she lived about fifty-six years, till her death, occurred Monday, at A o'clock March 2, IM. Her age was V. lu niontns, and days. Neri and mother, her brothers and j lie buried in the Stringer grave-1 ! vanl. west of this city, where beside i I them her remains were laid. he was I the last survivor of her immediate i familv. She has no blood relative, nearer than 1 1 1 st cousin, now living. i She was twice married first, when j near the age of 47, to Noble Lovely, j whose death occurred some three years after their marriage. 1 le was accident-! all v anil suddenly killed by a falling t limb while working in the woods. Feb ruary is. 1ST'., she was married to her now bereaed husband. The first nine years alter their marriage their home was in I'lvmouth. Ind. For more than : seven years they have lived on Mr. i Staley's farm, four miles southeast of this city. ! For nutre than ten years Mrs. Staley's j health had been failing, and with in- creased years the decline Wis more rapid. She often suffered greatly and was almost an invalid a large part of the time. In her final illness, which was the outcome of her chronic stomach trouble, she was a great suf ferer for two weeks or more. She was aware of the inevitable outcome of her sickness and talked freely about dying and about the world to come and the friends gone before. She called frequently for the singing of the familiar hvnms of Christian wor ship and was pleased to have the llible read and prayejs o He red in her sick room. She had been a member of the M. F. church from her early youth. She loved the cause of Christ and died trusting in the mercy of Cod. May her soul rest in peace. Amen. O M. lUrn.tid. O. M. l'arnard, a former resident of this city, died at Delphi, in Carroll county, on the 21th ult., of heart trou ble. II? was found dead in his chair. Mr. liarnard was sheriff of Marshall county in tös, continuing in office until lsO-. Mr. Barnard was a repub lican and, we understand, was the first one of that party to secure that office in this county. The deceased leaves three daughters who were all well known in this com munity. They are: Mrs. C. F. Toau, of ' Menekaunee, Wis.; Mrs. (!. F. 1 Sensor, of Lake City. Minn.; and Mrs. Dr. J. F. Westervelt, of Spokane, Washington. "Mamma, 1 Will ISc YourloiHriliaii A ugel." I To hereaved parents J "Wr'rt' not all lim-: She is away - that dead one dear! We are all here. Kvi n she. Hie ilea I though dead, so dear--- She is around us. s she w as of old : We are all here!" Sweet is the memory of the departed. We live not in the present, but look forward with hope ami backward with regret, as we mourn the loss of those who made this life most desirable The endearments of life are found in the society of Iriendsand the love we have for others. The tie that binds us here, though made of mortal clay a fragile bond is yet a golden chain, and from it many a link has dropped, even in the short period of our existence. One by one they leave us; but in their departure they sunder not the tie. The love of a fond mother for her living child is the purest of all earthly loves; but not as pure, or so much like heaven, as the love we bear toward departed friends freed from the dross ot earth. Our hearts yearn for them; they speak to us; they bring to our minds their forms and features, and kindle anew the llame of love. The heart sighs for the departed; and does it find no response? Is there no return for these outpourings of the spirit? There is an answer to these silent musings. The unheard words seem to inspire us with new emotions and holier resolves to live and be like those who have gone be fore. A voice seems silently speaking to us, inviting us to share its happiness, and yet we cling to earth; and, while we linger, that spirit appears to follow our wanuerings ana a i reel our way. May it not be that these mlluences are those of some guardian angel, the spirit of a dear one, speaking to us and car ing for us? Our belief in angelic existence is but too vague and shadowy. The whole story seems like a pleasing supersti tion, an enchanted fable from the my thology of the ancients; or like a sweet strain of melody lloating to our ears from some far-off land. Wo profess a belief in their existence; but how little is our practice in accordance with the same. We speak of them as personi fications of good or evil, rather than actual living beings, possessing a dis tinct individuality, with vast and vivid which p. in., years, lather sisters 1 towers of mind, w ith lofty sympathies and holy affection for mankind, gifted with suiter-human strength and wis- dorn, of whieh we can form but faint conceptions. We can but believe in such an order of beings, for to doubt it i would lie skepticism itselt. The belief that the spirits of de parted friends become guardian angels to watch around those they love, but. leave, is most pleasing and delightful, It calms the mind; it comforts amid all the trials of earth; it consoles under all atllictions; drops the balm of healing into the wounds of bereavement; and lightens that heaviest stroke which sin can bring to mortals. How we love the thought when once it has filled the mind. The periptures plainly teach that the employment of departed spirits is of a ten-fold nature in prayer to Cod and ministering to the good of others. -I say unto you," says Christ, "their angels do alwavs behold the face ot My Father which is in Heaven." "Are they not all ministering spirits sent to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation?" Love to (Jod and love to man constitutes the employment of the saints on earth, and it is the same in Heaven, only extended and more pure. When the love to Cod shall have so infmitelv increased, so also shall the love to man. llelieve this, bereaved parents, that the mission of that child, who told you before going away that she would be your guardian angel, will be lo watch over you, to guard and protect you from evil, and from the power of him who would destroy. T ee thee still; Keu'eiuhraiiee. faithful lo her trust. Call thee in heauty I rum the dust. Thou contest in the morning liltl l holi'lt w it ti Hie tlnoil'4h 0:e ginoni) IH-lit; In dreams 1 meet thro. um'I old; Then thy sott arm-. 1 1 1 neck infold. And thy sweet voiee is in ni ear: In eery scene ol incmoiN dear. I see thee still."' I Written by a friend. NO. S. A lruj;i.t, :t Alan Who Should Know Itfller, tiuti tlii Time. Well, boys, we still continue to bring you evidence of the deadly cigarette. It is a sure winner if you hold to it long enough. Ml m ii:, Ind., March The death of Charles D. Beeiner, aged twenty nine, occurred this morning at 10 o'clock after two days sickness of pneu'nonia, superinduced by excessive smoking of cigarettes, lie was formerly a member of the linn of Howies A: lleemer, who were Minifies leading druggists. His mother purchased the store and he has been manager of the store a portion of the time since. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He leaves a wife and one child. His wife is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JJ. F. Hratton and was a popular young society woman. History liiparulled. Here is a case without a parallel. Harvey Dinehart hauled straw through the streets of Flkhart and it littered along the street. He was atrested un der ordinance and lined ; $7.20, but the clemency of the court, Judge Arnold, was extended that he could clean up his litter and save the line. This action of the court came to City Attorney Turner, who took the court to task and said he could enforce the ordinance or he would file an appeal bond and go to the circait court. The judge did not believe in distressing farmers.but Dine hart had cleaned the street of his litter and presented himself to the ourt to be exonerated from further distress, when he was told he must likewise pay his line or stand trial. The judge was mellow towards Dineiiart, but hot un der the collar towards Turner, but the cheapest way out was to pay, which he did, after having cleaned the street. Then he got permission to haul two more loads ot straw with the promise that he would be careful, anil by impli cation that he would carry a feather duster and dust off the clothes of Mr. Turner after he had his job done.- (Jos- hen News. A Trip lo l:rket Alricn. Will Lankenau time keeper at the Novelty works and Leonard Voegeli, book keeper at the same institution, have, for some time, seriously contem plated going to South Africa this fall, and after doing that country to a turn, spend several months in Australia be fore returning to the United States. Of course a greater number of our people will be inclined to doubt the truthful ness of this report, but as a large number of Fly mouth people know the daring proclivities of Lankenau,and his desire to face unknown dangers, it will not Hstonish them much when they hear that he has now in safe keeping a razor and mug which he proposes to use on the trip. - RETURNED TO OWNER HORSE AND BUGGY STOLEN WATKINS ARE CLAIMED. BY Komuiitic Moi V Told ly Yuuu; VVatkiu to His Uenefaator VVatkiu SuiueU to lit- in Itfiiyer 'A few days ago Tin: lNin:rKMtKT spoke of a horse and buggy being stolen at Columbus. Ohio, and left here by a young man named Watkins. The facts in the ease are somewhat romantic and are about as follows: Some four months ago a young man about 11 years of age knocked at the door of John McCarthy's home, a short distance from Columbus, Ohio, and asked for something to eat. Ragged and unkempt he stood before the mas ter of the house a subject lor pity. Mr. McCarthy took the boy in and provided for his immediate wants, and told him he might remain there and do chores until he could secure a situation. Howard, as the young man called himself, told his benefactor a tale that would lit a yellow-back novel. It was, in substance, that he had been out est, and had in some manner, not stated, incurred the enmity of two "Creascrs," or Mexicans, and they had sworn to have his life-blood. He had since that time been tleeing from his enemies, who had persistently followed him, and were at that time in the im mediate neighborhood. Mr. McCarthy states that one incident gave color to the story. One evening shots were heard in the vicinity of the house, and Watkins took a revolver and went out side, lu a short time another shot was hearth followed immediately by two shots Irom the boy. The young man not returning, McCarthy, in company with some neighbors, started out and found young Watkins, who had been shot in the side. Our informant says theie w as no doubt that the young man received the wound irom some one else, as the bullet when removed proved lo be irom a different gun than that in he hands of the boy. Mr. McCarthy then did every thing possible for him, paying the doctor bill, and nursing him until he recovered. fter his recovery, McCarthy got Wat eins a position running a stationary engine which he run one month. At the expiration of that time Watkins informed his friend that he desired to go to Muncie, this state on important business. Mr. McCarthy hitched up his horse anil took him four miles to a railroad station. That night the horse and buggy were stolen. The evidence surrounding the thief pointed to the guilt of the boy, as every inci dent surrounding the work in hitching up, showed the usual mode followed by Watkins. He received a letter from Watkins mailed at Ft. Wayne and also one from Muncie. Mr. McCarthy wrote to the marshal! here and discovered the property. Here comes another side to the story. The boy told his parents that he had taken the rig for a debt, and we are in formed before he started west secured S'.0.00 from his father leaving the rig for him to collect on when the owner appeared. Young Watkins is reported to be in Denver, and the chief of police in that city has been notified to arrest him. Watkins had been arrested in riymouth once for cutting electric wires, and through the intervention of friends was released with the tine sus pended on good behavior. His friends deplore the trouble into which he has gotten, and especially do they sympa thize with his father ami mother. A I ivf-lollr llrt. Our friend McDonald repeats a humorous story this week about our friend Harry Humrichouser losing live dollars on the Corbett-Fitzsimmons tight, w hich was reported in Thk Lndk pfndknt and caused Harry to lose the bet. Mc. seems to be rather ancient in giving out news. Why don't you tell something about Henry VII, of Fngland, granting patents in 11, or the death of Odoacer, king of Italy, in VXi; the former being more appropriate as you are tpaite " Knglish, you know, on the tariff issue. Humrichouser and the editor of Tin-: lMi:ri:M)KNT had quite a talk some time ago over this little error, and at the time lie told us that Tin: Inditkndknt gave out important news ahead of the Ft. Wayne papers in a number of instances. Uut even that error in comparison to the Sweet business, reported by the Demo crat and copied by his friend Hrooke of the Republican, is very small. Crack another, Mc. Subscribe for Thk 1 n d ki en d kn t. am i:ni tiii: motion. I "i yv 2 1 Those of our citizens who attended the republican meeting at the opera house last Saturday night will no doubt j recognize in the above cartoon ourjUI1( ,,tjJt,r jc.iuicu Luuieiiii'uiai , j.. .r. nnn., who has arisen to ask for a stereotyped j amendment to the previous motion. T move an amendment to the mo tion by inserting th words McKinley Club instead of Republican Club." The actual facts in the case were that the greater portion of those pres ent were McKinley republicans, but the source of the motion at that time had the effect of having the would-be dictator being sat down upon. Our artist, in producing this cut. util ized it for a "chappie" who was to take part in a dramatic production. He asked the manager what part he was to take, and was informed that he would not be embarassed in handling it, as he would represent a man w lu had been dead ten years. Our friend, the dictator, will find himrelf in the same boat this fall from a politiral standpoint. Ketolutiou. At a regular meeting of the W. C. T. U., March 2, the following action was taken: KesoUed. That as I', rot her I.audis. ator of the t'. P.. church, has. I his neritent eal and true manhood in his effort to hieak down the strongholds of Satan, found in the wicked hauuts of the American saloon, essayed a nolde work, we, . iivikImts -i the Woman"-; Christian TeniM-rance I'nion. unite in etendinti our sympathy in his sad disappointment that he did not receive the warranted aid and Mlpport from (lie Christian ministers ami brethren, and will try iu all was pos-iMe to manife-t our hiuh regard for the fearless aud earnest manner iu which he proclaim the wiioi.K gospel of Jesus Christ, and his consistent course iu trxinio live the same. KVA II. IW.AIN. President. HAltKli: 1' M. Al'l.T.Ktv. Sec y. Marriage Hells. Through the mischievous chirping of a little bird it was discovered that a happy wedding was solemnized Thurs day at the residence of Mrs. Kate Welch. The contracting parties were Mr. Frank Hausen, of Chicago, and Miss Lizzie Welch. The ceremony was conducted by llev. L. S. Smith. The groom is a talented young man, who holds an important position in one of the large packing houses of Chicago, while the bride is so well known m our city that it is useless for us to comment upon her many enobling qualities. The nearly married couple left in the evening for the Fast, returning to riymouth todav. Thev will leave the first of the week for their future home in Chi cago. Went to Ft. Way lie. Mr. and Mrs. Hausen, who were mar ried Thursday, left lor Fort Wayne where they will lemain until today. A surprise will be in store for them there, as Fugene Welch, brother of the bride, whom they suppose to be in lloston, has been notified of their pres ence there and will call upon them. This evening a reception will be held in their honor in this city. Mr. Hausen is a member of the lirm of S. 1). Hausen S: Co., live stock commis sioners, and has an otlice at the stock yards at Chicago. In speaking of this marriage being quite a surprise to the friends of the bride, we might remark that she kept the matter a profound secret from her immediate relatives until the day pre ceeding the wedding. And yet they say a woman cannot keep a secret. I it a V.irlf Last Monday night our ex county clerk 1). A. Snyder assumed another responsibility in the shape of a girl. There is not the slightest doubt that Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are equil to the responsibility placed upon them by this new arrival. Aeetoi-ialiou Meeting. A meeting of tho executive com mittee of the Sunday-school association will be held in Mr. .1. W. l'ark's otlice, Plymouth, on Saturday afternoon, Mch. 14, at 1:.'0 o'clock. All township otlicers and any others interested are urged to be present. Mykon Ch ask, Fres. Mu. M. K. Hume, Sec'y. THE SOCIAL WHIRL GATHERINGS OF THE MERRY MAKERS. V Willi;; l.:ilif I A l;iitlid;iv luit Ohio in I 'h it . oriu ,i sleighing I 'arty tint t un i: Celebrated l our V ear- A f'ivtll Amelia Selbmann, daughter of Mor itz Selbmann, was treated to a genuine surprise on Saturday evening, it being her twelfth birthday. Her mother and Miss Fva Reynolds invited some of her young friends, for whom a substantial upper was provided, after which the time was pleasantly spent m games pastimes. What made the ore:! si.m one ot nude interest is the fact that this is the last birthday the young lady can have until she is 10 years old. MirprUed. Monday evening a sleighing party of young ladies cailed unexpectedly on Mr. and Mrs. O. Yanvactor. They were highly entertained and everyone pres ent reports a very pleasant evening's enjoyment. The party was composed of the following young ladies: Kate ShiimT, Anna Sindeli. Sarah lleekart. I'liima Kod.K-ket. f mm t 'um:nm. SJosa Wenler. t la iordou, 1..MI l M.'llr-r. 'lül'.eWa.h-. Anna 1 ei-ney Am. lia l;rakcl. Dora .Im. c. Maine .1 . h us, in. A o i:tl tint del ills;. Wednesday evening a number of our oimg people gathered at the home of Mis Hazel Ketcham in honor of Kolla Cummings, who departed Thursday for Michigan. An enjoyable evening was spent and many heart-felt regrets ex pressed by those present regarding the removal of one of their associates from Plymouth. Those present were: Messi'i s. Arthur W iitioiu. .! 'si t , ui., I.'aile Corbalet . Ilo-s Ave. Jennie llawley. t ;Tli Thomps.iii. ümma oekey. I.e. i nore I eeds. Man Ken. la!!. 1 !iie Conner. I.ott l.os. y. 4dtiJ liecker. Harry Kue. l"lo.i in.iiuHi. I totiie "apron. I "-.ilia ckey, I ura Seivers, l'.essie Alimaii. May Southwortli. I'lon-nce Smith . Mrs. W. M. Kendall entertained a few friends at an afternoon tea Thursday An enjoyable time was had. I lie l'ost iiiüilrr. Aii exchange says: The postmaster is expected to be perfect in all his do ings and never make a mistake, and if he haitpens to put a letter in a box where it does not belong, oh. it is just awful and he is the most reckless man living, and the party is not easy until lie has told everybody he knows what a careless trick the postmaster did, and if the postmaster happens to step out one minute and some one comes in after his mail they are ready to take his liead off because he was not there to hand him his mail the very moment he comes in, but then he will go out and sit or stand around for half a day. The majority of people seem to think that the postmaster is their servant and it is his duty to do every fool thing they ask him to do, and some of them try to see how much trouble they can put him to; even the little boys have the same ideas about it and think they can onler the postmaster to do just whatever they want to. and l.e must do it, or they will go out and say that the old postmaster don't know anything. There are some people vho,if they are expecting a letter anil tail to t;et it just when they expect it, put al the blame on the postmaster and some accuse the postmaster of holding their letters. Now what on earth would a postmaster keep back a letter for? On the other hand they are always anxious for all letters to be taken out as soon as pos sible after they come. If some of their correspondents write badly, or miss spell their name or town, the postmas ter is blamed with everything that is wrong about his otlice; if the papers fail to come the day they ought, the postmaster is blamed for it; if the post master closes the office before 10 o'clock at night he is blamed for it; if the ollice is hot or if theoilice is cold the postmaster is blamed for it. It is just simply this, what we want done the postmaster must do whether it suits him or whether it is in accordance with th" law or not; he is our servant and we intend to use him and if he don't tlo just as we want him to we will have him put out and put some one else in. Subscribe for the LiLrE.MKNT.