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Mdepeed PIjYMorTII, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, WKDNKSDAY, MARCH 11, ISM Vol. II. Xo. .'J Saum Weekly iäO A SriMJEX DEATH. L'HAHLKS K. HANLLY HEART UISKASK. DIKS Ol' Canif lion l.nf-ll Tli in the Et .1. 15. Howell Ci x k .lukf Ullin I i Iftlil t-:-ul Charles 1 Ilatdey, of Lafayette, who came to this city some, time ago to take lieatment at the liorton sanitarium for the morphine habit, has. with the ex ception of a few days, been under the doctor's care up to the time of his death which occurred Friday of heart fail ure. To set aright a false rumor that has been circulated on the streets tins morning, we. give the exact tacts in the matter. Ilatdey was sent here by relatives and commenced taking the treatment for the morphine habit on Jan. lt'.th, being discharged on Feb.üth. It seems that llanley desired to die and, on two occasions previous to Iiis coming to Plymouth, had attempted to end his life by shooting himself. He repeat edly told the doctor that he was wast ing his time in treating him, as he had no desire to live. At the time of his discharge he left the institute, the at tending physicians having requested him to remain several days longer to regain his strength. Several days after leaving the insti tute he was returned and placed under the care of Doctor Horton. Ten days ago lie purchased cocaine and when discovered by the physician he was nearly dead, and was then only saved by the hardest work. Last evening he was seen by both Dr. liorton and Dr. Aspinall, the former seeinir him a short time before his o death. The attendant was with him and, at the request of llanley, was fan ning him. llanley told his attendant that members of his family had died of heart trouble, and as tie made the statement he reached up to his side and fell over dead. The only reason for this explanation is that reports are in circulation, st at imr that the treatment caused his D , death, while the facts prove that they were only giving remedies to counteract t he iniluence of the cocaine taken, no doubt, with suicidal intent. i lit I.att Kite. The funeral of John M. Huge took place at the home of his mother yester day afternoon at 2:"o o'clock, and al though held at the residence, it was one of the most largely attended funerals held in our city. 1 lie services were conducted by Kev. Urobof the Luth eran church, assisted by Hev. L. S Smith of the M. E. church. The mush was furnished by the choir of the Lutheran church and was rendered pathetically. The popularity of this young man was plainly visible in the array of beautiful Mowers that almost buried, with their regal bea.it y, the casket which contained the remains o a 'node! young man. Moral designs sent by sympathizing friends and rel atives, were as follows: A pillow from the bereaved family; a large bunch of pink and white roses from Miss Hose Dickman, of Defiance, Ohio; a large scroll from Mr. (Maus Hugo and family and Mr. John 1'oye and family; an anchor with base from Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lich, Mr. and Mrs. 1 II. Kuhn, Mr. and Mrs. Ceo. Hahn, Mrs. Haslang er and daughter Hose; an anchor from Frank Halm, Davenport, Iowa; several wreathes, one from Mrs. Henry lloye, of Chicago; Mrs. John llohaui and Mrs. Magd. Klinghanimer; from Mr. I'.mil Weisse, Davenport, Iowa; a large cross on a base from Mr. and Mrs. Hudolph Kleopfer; a lyre from the clerks at Kloepfer's; large bunch of pink and white roses from Mr. ami Mrs. Andy Kunuman, souiu uenu, ma.; a bunch of roses from Mr. and Mrs. t'rban and son, of South liend; a eres cent and star from Mrs. M. Speisshofer, Mrs. J. Klinghammer, Mrs. J. C. Kuhn, Mrs. (ieorge Cross, and Mrs. II. Hawk, Mrs. Ilerscher, Mrs. l Ulrich; carnations and roses from Mr. and Mrs. Mose Lauer; a large bouquet of calla lilies from Mrs. Langfeldt and family and another bouquet of calla lilies from Mr. John Soice and Miss Hose Soice; a wreath from the following classmates and friends: Kdith Johnson, Klla Host, Myra Uunnell, Lettie Trowbridge, F.mma (Jallagher, Holly Keeve, Anna Porter, Hattie Kelly, Uert Kosenbury, Oliver Chase, John Lindquist;a bouquet from Mr. and Mrs. (J. L. JSotcsh, Wash ington, D. (.',; a bouquet from the I)avenprrt Club, Davenport, Iowa,; a broken wheel from Mr. and Mrs.Klindt, Mr. and Mrs. Severin and Mr. and Mrs. Flunk, Davenport, Iowa; a bouquet of red roses Mrs. Henry Huge, Valparaiso. After the short service at the house, the solemn procession wended its way to ttie Oak II ill cemetery were the lust of the mortal remains of .1 hn Huge were laid to rest. The last words, uttered ly .lohn, so we are informed, was a request that his J host of friends be personally thanked j for their kindness t' him during his fatal illness. This was one of his j beautiful traits displayed. Always j thinking of others, although his others, although his I t ante was racked with nuii nlivii.-l t'ciniH v:is mckeil with t suffering. The pall bearers were: t !ll Scliiit. I.eeliaiil ot, li. I'l'iioper Call. .l-rime I'.ali. Will I eoiiurtl. .Ir. Flank WiK.-n. There clusters around the life of .lohn j abandoned the one hour's trip to West lluge so many traits of a noble life that ! minster Abbey. It was a line lecture, it would lake days to tell of t lit ; numerous symbols of a pure life that j have been cast out for his numerous i riends to proilt bv. I . . , Ii I. , ; rom abroal were Mrs. Ilenrv Uoyeand i lohn Weireiter from Chicago, III.; John i loye and daughter Laura, Mr. and Mrs. Fii.dlay, Mr. Claus Huge, Mr. Marx Huge, and Mr. Harry Huge from Valparaiso, Ind.: Misses Knima and llattie Soechtig, Mr. Fred Ilaslanger, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oban, from South liend, Ind.; Mrs. Kmil W eisse, Davenport, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. I.. labbert, Argos, I ml. THAT ASSAULT CASE. lit-cpli iilt-r u H-fenlant in u Ca of Protokin:; Assault at lloiirlion. ISoritnox, Ind., March 7. (Special to Tin: Independent.--Quite an excite ment was manifested on our streets all day yesterday ami shady stories of all kinds were being told by almost every man met, reiarding ihe provoke ease of Joseph Snyder. Hut the oi ly correct story to be heard was at the trial, which took place before Justice Kehler at 4. p. in., state vs. Joseph Niyder, with Mrs. Lovina Mi'es as prosecuting wit ness. John Thomas appeared as state prosecutor while Jesse D. Chaplin was for the defendant. Mr. Snyder was .AI. I'. ... I 1 charged wiin provohing an assauu. The testimony given at the trial tended to fhow that on Wednesday of this week Mr. Snyder had approached Mrs. Miles, who was alone at her home, just before the noon hour, for immoral purposes. Mrs. Miles told her husband Thomas Miles - a soon as he returned home, of Mr. Snyder's visit, whereupon Mr. Miles wrath arose and could only be appeased by seeing Snyder brought before a justice. Miles met Snyder on Thursday and asked him about the visit to his house, whereupon he denied it. Miles then insisted on Snyder accompanying him home to see his wife about it. When confronted by the lady Snyder with drew his denial and begged for forgive ness, which was only granted yesterday afternoon by Snyder being lined Sö.Oo and costs of suit, amounting in all to $IS.2". Mr. Chaplin immediately asked for an appeal for his client, taking the case to the circuit court; Snyder giving the required bond--".t0 - for his ap pearance. Only three witnesses were called- Mrs. Lovina Miles, Mr. Thomas Miles and Mrs. Sam Vantag. a daughter of Mrs. Miles, all appearing for the de fense. 1NC1DKNT OK TIIK TKIAI.. Just before the case was called for hearing, Mr. Chaplin, attorney for tho defendant, noticing the crowded condi tion of the room and especially the presence of young boys, asked that all who had not arrived at the age of maturity, or IS years, should be ejected from the room, as he thought "there might be testimony given that would be improper for them to hear." His honor thought so, too, and went the attorney one better by ordering the room cleared and the door locked. It was only a few minutes afterward that a cautious rap was heard at the door which was answeied by Constable Sherwotnl, who met at the door Mr. Lavert, of Wakarusa, Ind.,but a former Hourbon lad. He asked admittance on I in piea oi oeuig a reporter ior me Cincinnati Post. Hut Chaplin heard the plea ami ordered the constable to not allow that fellow within HO feet of the building, as they didn't care to have any one of the old " Hourbon telegraph liars" present for the purpose of report in g the case. The l.fttiiie. Hon. II. (J. Thayer delivered one of his popular lectures to an appreciative audience, Sunday evening, at the U. 1. church. Although tho announcement had not been thoroughly circulated, the commodious audience room of that church was crowded. The lecture de livered was on " Ireland, Scotland and England' and Mr. Thayer handled the subject in an eloquent manner. He started out with Iiis hearers upon the. great waters of the ocean and told many very interesting incidents of the voyage. Arriving at tho beautiful isle he conducted them through tho many beautiful scenes in Ireland, even to the old historic idarney castle, where his hearers -I he male portion, at least sympathized with him in the humorous way in which he tried to kiss the I lllarnev Stone." The ) arnev Stone. I he lakes were j visited, and then hurrying over i into Scotland they were permitted to j visit the great poets' last resting j places. Mr. Thiyer took his audience i through manv portions of I'.ngland and Ke publit-au (iiint ion. The republican of Center township met in the llrink building, on the South snle, this alternoon, and selected dele ' . . . . ! gates to the district and state eonveii- Hons. The following were selected: Delegates to district convention Jo- - c- seph Swindell, Ii. C. Southworth A. Johnson. and Alternates to district convention Yanvactor, D. L. Dickinson ami Peter Heim. The following were elected delegates ! and alternates to the state convention: I Delegates-Upton Schilt, II. 11. lion- j ham and .las. Thayer. Alternates -Joe P.Iack, .I.V. As! ley and J. Jordan. It was unanimously carried that the delegates be instructed to vote for Htm. II. (I. Thayer, and it will also be seen by the report from Uouibonthat the same resolution was adopted there. According to the appearance of the delegates to the district convention, it appears that Major Kendall has con tinued to "saw wood." r.o r 1: r. n i'xv en n o n . At the convention at Hourbon the following delegates were selected. Delegates district convention--Win. Hitchey, Ceo. Ilttinger. Alternates L. C. Ailes, F.. Menden hall. IM'.I.KU A'l F.S TO .STATIC "ON VF. VIT ON. Win. F.rwin, Samuel Day. Alternate Joseph Core, Jas. A. Matchette. J. II. Matchette made, the following resolution that the liourbon board of Uouibtm township in convention as sembled do indorse the candidacy oi Hon. 11. C. Thayer for governor of the state ot Indiana subject to the dicision of the coming state convention. Car ried bv clear vole. A New Daily. Owing to signs that appear upon the horizon the Plymouth Hepublican will launch a daily next Monday. While the truthfulness of the report can only be verified by its appearance yet the indications aie pointing that way. Tin: Indf.cknuf.nt does not fear its new competitor for honors in the held. This paper arose to the needs of the hour, believing the people would show their appreciation in the matter, and though the vent tue has not proven a great success financially, yet it has proven that the proprietor of Tin: 1mi:im:ndi:nt were progres sive and willing to venture out upon a movement that was acknowledged by the greater number of our business men to be a great undertaking and of doubtful expediency. Tin: lNii:ri:Nii:.NT has, howevor, kept up to a standard rarely attained in small daily newspaper work which is evidenced by tho fact that no paper in any small city in Northern Indiana has gained so wide and reliable a reputation in so short a time. We shall continue not only to maintain but to elevate this standard and to give tho people of Ply mouth and Marshall county more for a dollar than any other piper in the county. i:ii4uiiiMittiit leT;trtMl Oil. Those of our readers who have been keeping tab of the controversy regard ing railroad rates to Minneapolis be tween the railroads and Supreme olli- cers, of the K.of P., uniformed division, will no doubt be glad to learn that the holding of the bi ennial convention at Minneapolis has been called off. The supreme lodge in session at Cincinnati on Feb. 22d, issued a circular stating that the encampment will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. In their report they set forth the statement made by the railroad rep resentative to the ellect: "If they did not feel inclined to pay cents per mile rate, they could walk." which of course tho officers believe is not neces sary. The selection of Cleveland will be re ceived with marked satisfaction by the Knights of Pythias throughout the en tire country. ATTKMITEPMUIWEII. IHK CUN THEN TURNED UPON HIMSELF. l'rnuk Wut ou, oTFtiiH tireen. Attempt to Murlr hi w ife- Then H.-lilM-r-atfly Eiut Hi-Own Existence- Sj.M-i;U tu Hie I MM-! I K .NT KM. r.TN A Ci:i:i: Ind., March lo, , o'clock p. m. (Special to Tiif. Inuf. im:mi:nt. - This usually quiet little town is all in an uproar of excitement today, caused by the attempted murder and suicide of Crank Watson, a young man of worthless character, not quite -" years of age. The story of the past few years of his life is one of perfidy, aud as learne-l in an interview with his wile, is about as follows: Frank Watson and Emma Slf were married in the fall of IS'JO, and lived peacably together for about a year when their only child -a boy was born. At about that time, when the child was three weeks old, they had some trouble, anil he left his wife and child, going to his father's home Xo stay. He visited his family but a few times during the winter, leaving theui to shift for them selves. During the following summer he again returned to them and prom ised to do better, but always causing more or less trouble and never half supporting them with the common nec essaries upon which to Jive; for work he woul 1 not unless absolutely forced by want. Hut their troubles were checked for one year by Mrs. Watson getting a di vorce m September IS'.M. They were divorced for one year, when through his pleading and urging they were re married m September ItMi. Hut only a short time afterward he again left her, after abusing her and the child. He returned again after cold weather had set in. They were living at this time with Mrs. Watson's mother -Mrs. Self, a soMier's widow who receives a widow's pension by which she support ed herself, Mrs. Watson and the child. During the cold part of the winter he left them all, without even a stick of wood m the house and they hardly dared to leave their beds, even during the day, long enough to get a bite to eat, ami on one of the coldest days the little boy, who will be " years old the loth of next month, froze his feet so badly that they were blistered. After they had passe i the many and severe hardships ot the winter, he came back to live with them again and got along seemingly well until about one week ago, when he again left ami returned to the house. Yesterday just after the noon hour Watson took up their little boy and started out of the house with him, say ing to his wife: 'Whenever you see tho child again you will see him a corpse." Mrs. Watson immediately did as any mother would do in a like case. She got a livery ami drove to Warsaw, the county seat of this county, twelve miles eat of here, to obtain the services ot Sheriff St oner in replevying the child, returning home about 7 o'clock just before the west bound passenger train pulled into the station and in time to meet the sheriff, who was on this train. Hut somebody had told Watson in the meantime of her trip to Warsaw and he hurried with the child back to its home and left it with its grandmother. The sheriff went with Mrs. Watson to her home for the pur pose of seeing that everything was all right and remained about one hour, leaving just a few minutes before H p. m. He had hardly left the house when Frank Watson was seen ap proaching from the east side, and, see ing his wife standing at the opposite side of the room where she had just stepped, he fired through the window at her, the bullet just grazing her hair and then entering the wall, frightening her so badlv that she fell to the floor in a swoon. She quickly regained con sciousness; while he, thinking he hail killed her, passed out of the front gate and across the street to the railroad, go icg a short distance west, then came back within about fifty rods of the house. He stepped to one side of the track and turned his gun upon him self and fired -the bullet, a calibre, entering about one inch below and to the right of the nipple. Immediately after firing the fatal shot, he was heard to scream and call upon his Maker for help; but he had passed beyond all help, and within live minutes everything was quiet. The neighbors, who heard the shot, found his body lying over the track shortly afterward. While at the house the reporter for The Independent saw the little boy TUCHE KINDLY TAI. liS. "Have you heard the news? May Pastor bus become engaged at lu.,t." "What hind of a man is he?" "Oh, he impressed me as one of those men who oau put tip with anything-." "I wonder how much slu had to 'put up' to get him?" llrooklu Life. playing around the house perfectly un conscious of the cause of his mother's sorrow, or that his father, who was lying a corpse in the front room, was the cause of it all. rhe coronor frcin Warsaw has not yet arrived, but is expected at 1:30 p. m., and if nothing interferes with the plan of the widow and her mother. Watson's remains will be buried this afternoon at '.I o'clock. THE PIN CAME CACK. lolin Howell 1 Vrpet r;it' a .loltt- on .t. ('. Ilue, a Trnvt!iii alMn:iu. The genial proprietor of the Koss lousecan appreciate a good joke, and will himself father one, even at the cost of a good night's sleep. John hud iy some freak of tortune come into )ossession of a line diamond. It was a beaut" and all the traveling men w hose beat came this way, stopped over night at this hostelry, partly to be enabled to feast their eyes on this brilliant. Among those who had become infat uated with this sparkler was a man named J. ( House. Every time he ar rived in Plymouth, j. Ii --.tmiM !e com pelled to hear the beauty of his diamond extolled. Xow liowell had a scheme, a winner; and when several weeks ago his friend House appeared he was ready to spring the trap on this unsuspecting victim, having purchased an excellent paste for 23 cents. The same conversation took place as on previous occasions, only our friend Howell told IIous3 that he had a dia mond in the safe that had been left with him, that he would sell to him at a bar gain. The sparkler was brought forthwith, and as the gleaming beams of the electric light fell upon its modest face.it threw out a wonderful ray of dazzling light to cover the suffusion of blushes House went into rhapsodies over the beauty and wanted to know the price liowell hesitated and fmallvsaid ..'."i.W House took him to one side and told him quietly that owing to a little game he was a little shy of "pin money," but would give him 3.00 in cash and his note for 30.00. After some hesitancy our modest landlord, finally gave his consent and the bargain was made. Our drummer friend on his rounds, bumped up against some of his grip sack colleagues who, when gazing upon his purchase, called it a fraud. To fully satisfy himself he called on a jeweler and conlidently asked what a stone like that was worth. The jeweler looked at it carefully then at the owner, said: "Oh, about 23 cents!" House was nervous. At the next town he tried another place with the same result, lleing convinced that he had got it bad, he immediately wrote to Howell, who remained silent. This continued until seven postal cards found their way to the Koss house. The last card said: "Please send 5.00 and note, and in form me how to send jewelry, by freight or express." This proved to much for Howell, and today House has his money and note while Howell has the "sparkler" and a heap of fun. A ;mI Thine. There are many things in this world that are good, and especially when put to a proper use. There is the incubator. When used to hatch devilment, disrep utable thieving and even well matrued plans to crush an opponent in an under handed manner, it is a bad piece of in vention. Hut when it is used for the purpose of hatching eggs, that is some what different. J. K. Price and Pert Shell have secured one for the latter purpose, and we understand they con template entering into the business of raising chickens with a vim. We w ish them success. TIIK ChdVKX HOOF. AN INCIDENT THAT IS WORTHY OF NOTICE. The I iiderliaiKlftl ITlbrU .Made by the R- ulliait I'.liloi to Injure lite InUe peiuleiit. l ive- since t he first issue of the weekly Isri:i i:iii a i , Oct. ivnh, 1'J4, among those who have been the most persist ent in saying quiet little things regard ing its ability to live in this commun- I ity, has been K. S. Krooke of the Re publican. We made this assertion some time ago, but he indignantly de nied it. We propose again to show to the readers of Tin: Independent just the kind of a man lie is, and state noth ing but tacts. Since The Daily Inde penim'.nt has commenced entering the homes of the greater portion of Ply mouth citizens, he has become con vinced that it could not be wiped out by silent work against it, so some other mode must be taken. He has finally concluded that the best way is to start an opposition daily, notwithstanding his frequent utterances regarding the utter impossibility of such a venture paying in Plymouth. What he has done in the past, and even the con temptible underhanded work which he and his tools have done to learn things regarding the inside workings of The Daily Independent, sink into insig nificance to his last etiort to injure the only progressive paper in Plymouth, lie concocts a scheme, lie will quietly interview the carrier boys of The In dependent just a day or two previous to his new venture; secure them to do the carrier work on his new edition; and thus so discommode the system established by The Independent that dissatisfaction among the patrons of the latter will be so marked that, with the former boys of Tin: Independent as carriers tor his paper and the utter chaos resulting from his little side play, would prove a winner for him. Xow some of the people ot Plymouth may think K. !5. Urooke is not capable of committing such a mean, contempt ible trick. We are prepared to say that before last Friday we would have mada that same statement. lut here is the proof. When our carrier, l'eter Ilendrieka, on the South side, informed us that he wanted to leave our employ Thursday, we were in fact not very much sur prised, as his brother is connected with the Kepublican force. Hut Sat- urday night we learned more. Mr. Urooke approached the father of our carrier boy, Darwm Hoyer, with the question: "What is Darwin doing now Mr. lioyer answered: "Carrying pa pers for Tin: Daily Independent." What did this man do then? He laid in wait until he saw Darwin Hoyer, and here is the conversation: The Tempter - "What are you doing now, Darwin?" Darwin "Carrying papers for The Independent." The Tempter -"Well, you had better come and carry papers for inc. 1 will give you more wages than what you are getting." "How much?" asked the boy. The Tempter -"Not less than 2.30 a week, and you will not have to fold papers either." The boy, of course, anxious to make as much as possime, accepted me tempting offer. Now mark, dear reader, this fact: I'd Urooke knew what Darwin Hoyer was doing, for every evening since the boy had been in our employ he had de livered a paper at the Kepublican oilice. Then why this remark? The proprietors of The Independent have no word of censure for the boys, for they ars hu man. Hut we propose that the patrons of this paper ami all honest, fair-minded people of our city, shall know, to what subterfuge our opponent has stooped to bung diseiedit upon an op ponent's business. He, of course, may deny these charges, for he is good at that kind of work, but the evidence is there to btare him in the face. This makes very little difference in the ser vice of The Independent, as it will continue along the lines it has laid out in the past, and the people of our beautiful city will assuredly certify whether they are satisfied with the pub lishers who had the nerve to 1 1 1 1 a want in this city. Killed. An old farmer living near Laporte was killed Monday by the south bound train on the L. K. A; W. track. He was in his buggy and crossing the track just south of the city when the engine struck him. He was killed out right. The inquest was held at 10:3D o'clock this morning.