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deoee emnm Vol.. II. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, NYKDNKSDAY, MAKC1I 25, 1890 tfo. 39. Vi M l V rV T I i 2 IIPVV r Uli 1 A 1 L hiVM ui ; THE STARR AGGREGATION GONE TO ANOTHER FIELD Al'lrr t Wrrk' lerfonuaii-- of lei;;ht-of Hand Work. Mind Keeling I'rodiu t ion ami a Touth of Clairvovunt Inhi bition. tjriH Left Today for Hra . For the past week the opera house has been utilized by a I'rof. Starr and familv, who were announced by bills and newspaper comments as a company who were exposing spiritualism and showing up to the public how mediums got m their work by deluding the pub lic. The professor's tirst appearance was on Sunday night, when by paying a small contribution the public could listen for an hour to Iiis own exaltation. Jte told the audience that evening that they should not believe in such things as "spirits from the other world visiting this sphere," as it is all a hoax, and that he was going around the country exposing the way it was done. He also impressed upon the minds of his hearers that to see the best of his entertainment they should come on Monday evening. It was also impressed upon the minds of the peo ple that a full exposure of ihe tricks performed would be given on Thurs day niht. On Monday night he performed some cloversleight-of-hand tricks both in and out of the cabinet. Uut those who are acquainted with the work done by the Davenport brothers or Hermann know that Mr, Starr is not in it for a cabinet worker. Mrs. Starr, as a mind reader, is good, we believe she has few equals under same conditions. The figure work, which is done by other parties, is excellent, and, in fact, as a feature of enjoyment, was the best part of the show. In the main, the mind-reading, the slate-writing the latter was shown up in Saturday's issue of Tin: Indk r ex dent to be very bungling and other mysterious presentations are a detriment to any Christian community and should be steered char of as the rankest mental poison. A mind per turbed and loaded with these myster ious presentations, where no explana tion accompanies them to show their actual unreliability, is endangered as much as the person contaminated with the poison of a viper. The announcement that on Saturday evening he would expose these mys teries, brought him a large audience, of course. It had been the belief of Tim Independent and it openly avowed that opinion that the "professor" would not expose his tricks, as they w ere his stock-in-trade, and this proved to be correct. Of course he showed up a few tricks, but not one that had created and left the impression on the minds of a large number of people that there was something supernatural in the simple presentation of mind reading. Now, we have denounced this man Starr on previous occasions and the intelligent people of this community well know that we are not taking ad vantage of his leaving our city before condemning the "spiritualistic" portion of his entertainment. But our principal reason for once more speaking of this matter is to warn the press throughout the state of Indiana and elsewhere to watch this gentlemen when he desires their assist ance in reporting his entertainment. He is the first and only man we have ever had the pleasure of meeting, that was so completely stuck on himself as to believe that he could subsidize the enitire press. While there is no doubt lie has succeeded in doing this, as he boast fully says, with some of the best papers in the county, yet we are consciencious in the fact that he could not make it stick on The Independent. Hy our refusal we received some advertising, and, although we lost a few dollars, we have the satisfaction of knowing that the Christian people, the intelligent wan and woman, yes, the majority of Plymouth's people, believe that The Independent pursued the right course. A man who is not willing to have the press comment upon his business needs watching, and we therefore pass him along the line. The Saturday night performance was considerably on the bum; and to cap the climax, after the performance was ended, he was not grateful enough to the people, who furnished him between 300.00 and $600.00 of good money, to thank them for their patronage. His effort to stab one of the proprietors of The Independent through the com mittee of citizens he had upon the stage proved a boomerang and enrol ld his u!-v umS ,iko a wtt Wanket. Tü d( justu.e tu tlieil. c.,mstltuents j and the masses of tie people, the press , should warn thf m to stt-er t !car of this ' Prof. tarr. j No tioim in it. i One of the entrancing features of the spintualst at the opera house this week I was the slare and letter writing. A I letter received from Arthur L.Thomson I proved a falsity of the signature as the reported writer never vrote his name with a "p" in the name as the supposed spirit did. Then another exposure not down on the bill, and one a subsidized press would not give awiy, was the supposed letter received from David McDullie when compared with the records was nothing like the original. They should give these letters on the slate so they could erase them before they are com pared with the original. Then again conclusive evidence can be seen by re ferring to mortgage record No. ", at the court house, and the way the "Mc" is made shows a bungling job. Mr. McDullie always wrote the word democrat with a capital "D;" in the bo gus letter they used a small "d." Now in the latter name, the comparison was made by Recorder Walker, and our au thority regarding the name of Mr. Thomson is from Mr. S. K. Reeves, who was intimately acquainted with the de ceased. TIm Sal vat ion Army. A paiticular interest attaches to the Salvation army movement at this time from the fact ttiat there has recently been a great Hocking of the rank and tile from the command of Oeneral William Booth to that of Rallington Booth, as commander of a new Amer ican army. J i E.N EU A I. WILLIAM P.OOTII. General William Roo.'.h was born in 1821). When he grew to manhood he entered the ministry in a branch of the Methodist church. His work from the beginning was that of an evangelist and about lbt." he inaugurated the movement from which the Salvation army has developed. n vLLiNtrrnN not mi. . Some years ago his son, Ballington Rooth was given charge of the move ments of the army in the United States and he has since been a most valuable aid to the old general until his recent deposition, with the details of which the public is already famil iar. Uallington Booth has, since the rup ture, proclaimed that he would lead a separate American army with the result that the soldiers of the old army are Hocking to his support. Of theoflicered detachment of Salvation army soldiers now in this city, we are informed that but one will not desert the ranks of the saintly old Fnglish commander for the American command of his son. This will not be that they love the old general less, but that they are nearer to his son Ballington and love him more. Open Your Earn to Widoni. If you must walk hand in hand witl the devil do so like a man. When you have anything to say about your neigh bor, come out square toed and say it, but in the name of decency do not sneak around like a thief in the night like a snake in the grass and whisper scandalous stories about your neighbor in every ear willing to listen. Retnein utmw mmmr & ber it is the gossip's tongue that causes heart burnings. Many a human creature has been driven to suicide by the vapormgs of the malicious tongue ! of slander. It is said that in an obscure corner of the infernal regions, remote from that of other inmates, a place has been constructed bv his satanic majesty that is heated seven times hotter than that prepared for common mortals who do not repent. This secluded spot is thought to be litly adapted for the gossip-monger. What a pity they cannot got a slight whiff of its sulphuric fumes on earth. NO BARBER POLE. I'pton t;iiihiiry has Caught on to A Mother Idea. Several week ago we spoke cf the output of eggs by I'pton Stansbury. But since the report in The Indepen dent regarding the eggs produced by hens belonging to a barber at Bourbon, he has been noticed by his friends to have been very quiet. But today he was smiling like a May morning, and by close inquiry our reporter has been enabled to discover the cause of joy loudly manifested by our friend of poultry fame. Upt )ii became convinced that by fol lowing certain prescribed rules: A hen coulu be compelled to attend closely to her "knitting," and lay two instead of one egg per day. Ry experience, he has learned that with a mixture of c ertain drugs and cereal, coated over with a thin layer of protection, to prevent ad verse wind of free trade congealing moisture from the pores of the hen, he would gain that point. But the color of the shell was what he was after. This morning he discovered when en tering the hen house that he had gain ed the long looked for prize. Previous ly he is said to have piinted a pole a delicate green, and that was the eoLr of the egg discovered this morning. I'pton now declares that he will no doubt be ablo to produce eggs of various colors in time for Kaster Sun day. We might remark in referring to the egg found this morning.that we will not vouch for the absence of ducks in his hennery. Nalation Army. These young men have given their all to work for God and the salvation of your soul. Knowing that gold will not redeem one soul from hell, one of them gave up a position of .sb0 per month, and now they get but ."51 per week for their incidental expenses. They are laying up treasures in heaven. The free-will offerings you may be pleased to give, after their expenses are paid, will go to assist in the rescue of poor fallen women from the slums of the wicked city, Chicago. Kindly help them and God will reward you. Meet ings 7::;o and 2::M. Two Things Needed. There are at this time two import ant things needed for the betterment of the community. One of them is a curlew bell ordinance and the other a stone pile. In the former there is plenty of evi dence to be seen of the need by noting the score of small boys on our streets every night. Other towns are aris ing to the urgency of this kind of an ordinance, and surely it is needed badly enough in Plymouth. Kule ami Kruulat ion. The calender has a few rules and regulations which are as linn as the laws of Medes and Persians, says an exchange. One is that no century can begin on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Another is that October al- way begins on the same day of the week as January; April on the same day as July; December on the same day as September. February, March and November also being on the same day. June and August alone do not consent to be matched in this manner. These rules, however, do not hold good in leap years. Here is the way an exchange under stands ihe game law: "Hook agents maybe killed from August 1; spring poets lrom March to Julv: scandal mongers from July 2 to Dec. a I and vice versa; umbrella borrowers from Februry 1 to November 1; open season all the year round on life insurance agents and fellows who borrow their neighbors papers. iiow i it ? We learned this morning that some mischievous fellow at Kendall's store is trying to have some fun at the expense of our friend Geo. Baylor. They dis covered some cards used by George sev eral years ago when he was a candidate for recorder, and commenced distribu ting them around among his friends. It is said to have caused not a little commotion before the exact truth was learned. IJIOIETALliK? JONES. HISTRIONIC EXPOSITION OF THE SILVER QUESTION. Ko k It lN r, rifrpoiit Morgan, (irover ( 'lev ehmd, seeretary Carlisle and Other-. I m personated in silver's Interest Kam est. SerioiisjTliou glit F.xeited - Club Organized. From Tuesday's Dally. The Rev. W. W. Jones held the boards at the opera house last night to the delight and instruction of a not overly large but select audience. A half doMi or so lades were present and sat in ihe right wing of the orchestra cir cle. The audience was in fact mostly grouped comfortably in the parquet, but a few scattering s?ats in the dress circle were occupied. The galleries were entirely empty. Few lawyers were present which was greatly regretted by the worthy Jones, for it appears that he is never happier than when set in ar gument against the fixed and carefully elaborated theory of some worthy cham pion of the law. After a mild roast on the condition and temperature of the opera house the Bev. Jones went straight to business and started the play, taking all leading parts himself and completing the cast of characters from bald head row in the audience. The cast was as follows: Bev. W. W. Jones, Chief Exemplifter and Klucidator. Selected Actor, Dyed-in-the-Wool Bepublican. Select od Actor, Mossback Democrat. Selected Actor, Germany. The Selected Actors were silent actors and acted only in pantomime and bv proxy through the chief Kxemplilier and Klucidator. The Rev. W. W.Jones in the latter character, was simply im mence. In rapidly changing characters now Pierpont Morgan, now Rockefeller and again Secretary Carlisle or Presi dent (irover Clevelond, he fairly made the air sizzle with burning oratory. His moods were as varying a3 the March winds according to imperson ationsand the strain of his climaxes was tense according to moods. The compass of his splendidly nod ulated vr ice was something wonderful and no less remarkable was the clear mu sical silver-ring of every word. At moments the voice of the silver advo cate was like the sound of many wat ers magnified to the rush and roar of a great cataract, again it was like the murmur of some wimpling rippling rill as it steals gently through a meadow, charming with musical cadence all with in thecompiss of its rythmic sound. When the Rev. Jones, as Chief Kx emplilier and Klucidator turned abrupt ly upon Dyed-in-the-Wool Republican, and fairly singed his hair with a scath ing roast, the effect was often startling and even bordering on the tragic. Mossback Democrat would be immense ly tickled and Germany would chuckle clear down to his boots, but when the tables were reversed and the Chief Kx emplilier and Klucidator wheeled with out warning and dropped a thunder bolt of denunciation on the head of Mossback Democrat the spectacle of the profound bordered so closely on the ludicrous that the laughter of the audi ence was like the roar of a mighty storm without any musical cadence whatever. And so the work of Mr. Jones continued. Many facts were presented which are not only worthy of but demand the serious though of the whole American people. It was shown that any change in the amount of silver contained in a minted dollar would completely in validate the coin clause in U. S. govern ment bonds anil make it mandatory upon the government to pay in gold. He showed how all money is uliat" money- every dollar in this country be ing created by "a decree" of the people. He showed money was not "inherent" in any metal or substance from the fact money does not exist, in any mental or substance so as to be inseparable from it and that the quality "money" does I nl "'wturally iiertain" to any metal or substance. He showed that the supreme court and the highest govern mental authorities had been compelled to admit that money was whatever the government ruled to accept as money. The speaker explained cleanly and quito satisfactorily that freo 10 to 1 coinage would have no detrimental na tional effect by making this country a dumping ground for silver. Of the sil ver brought to our mints for coinage one-tenth would be retained by the government and replaced by the copper and glass alloy. Foreign silver, there fore, shipped to our mints would either have to bo returned to Kurope lessened in value by one tenth or be invested here in the United States. If it were JUST DIU IT. Jagabout And why do you 'like champagne? Miss Clincher I don't know; per haps because it p-p-pops so beautifully. (Scene 2 Trinity church.) Ally Sloper. sent here, then, and minted every logical thought would prompt its investment here. Merchandise would be bought for export, realty would be bought for improvement and factories would be started for production. The channels of domestic and foreign commerce would swell with the vital element, money, and a new era of prosperity would begin at once. THE CLUll. "Plymouth Union 10 to 1" bi metallic club was organized with officers as fol lows. T. J. Winings, president. W. B.Morrison, vice president. A. C. Witwer, secretary. R. J. McCance, treasurer. M. Ryan, lecturer. Walter Williams, Chas. Wood, Renj. Cramer, W. 13. Morrison and T. J. Win ings, executive committee. The club is entirely non-political in character and will meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month for the discussion of silver coinage. ANOTHER CANCER CURED. lohn Mo kmaii, Ajjed. Patient of Dr. Itoy, U Now Free From a Dread ful MaUÜ). Dr. T. V. Roy came into town Satur day morning tired almost to the point of exhaustion with patient watching and close long-continued application to professional service in the case of John Stockman. Mr. Stockman had long been aillicted with cancer of the face. Some time ago he arranged with the Hindu, Dr. Roy, to undertake a cure of the malady. DK. T. V. HOY. On the forty-fifth day, last Fri day, the last particle of can cerous growth was removed. Since the beginning of the treatment Dr. Roy has been with his patient daily and has acted almost day and night in the dual capacity of physician and nurse. Portions of the cancer have recently been remove! from time to time, but when the last operation was performed at U o'clock Friday morning the long continued strain, added to the weight of his seventy-six years, exhausted the patient and he sank into state of un consciousness wmcn lastea until i o'clock. At this point his family des paired of his recovery but the doctor had anticipated just that condition and by the administration of restoratives brought him to perfect consciousness at 2 o'clock. The doctor remained with him until Saturday morning when he left him in the most promising condi tion and showing marked signs of rapid recuperation with indications that his strength and general health would, uti der the continued treatment, be com pletely regained in about ten days. This case was a particularly ag gravated one and difficult to cure. It is the second case cured by Dr. Roy since he came here a few months ago and seems to snow beyond cavil that at least one man can cure the alleged in curable cancer. $400.00 for Wiinl. In the famous bean case of Curender vs. Vinnedge, the jury returned a ver dict this morning in favor of the plain tiff, asseasing the value of the beans re plevied at $1.75, and giving the plain tiff one cent damages for the unlawful detention thereof. The expense to be paid by the county in this case is about $300.00, while costs against the losing partyiwill foot up at least 6100.00, out- siue ot auorney ieea. .naaii tor a few innocent beans. WAS TUtED OF LIFE. W1LLLIAM HOGARTH COMMITS SUICIDE. The ltol Found uu the (irttve of Iii Mother iu Oak Ulli (VtueUry-Th Hrra Committed about 11 O'clock Saturday Night. It takes bad news but a short time to travel over an entire commu nity, and the suicide of Will Hogarth was no exception to this rule. Since this awful tragedy the past life of the man, who with his own hand ushered his soul into the presence of his Maker, has been on the lips of everyone who knew him. One day last week Will went to Chi cago to see about some paints and other material that he had ordered, and from the time he leached the city till the finding of his lifeless corpse in the cemetery very little can be learned of him. It is said by those who met him in the city that they perceived there was something wrong with him. It i shown by surrounding circumstanced that before leaving Chicago he had made up his mind to terminate his earthly career, as he purchased the revolver he used with such fearful effect. Hogarth arrived in Plymouth on the 8:40 train over the Pittsburg road and was not seen alive again, so far as can be learned. It is thought he left the train for the South side and made his way to the cemetery and remained there until he committed suicide, which wa about 11 o'clock. It seems, to all appearances ihat he had come to the conclusion that his life had become worthless. Of a recluse disposition he was in the habit of keeping his griefs to himself, making a confident of no one. His actions gave conclusive evidence of the condition in which his mini was at that time. He thought of his mother who some six years ago was laid to rest in the cemetery. He went to her grave and kneeling there placed the point of the revolver behind his right ear, and sent a bullet into his brains. To make doubly sure of the work he had opened the large blade of a new knife and laid it in one of the urns that was near his side, so that if the revolver failed to do the work he would be prepared to com plete it with the knife. One of the features of this terrible deed, and which in our estimation casts a shadow of sacredness around the last moments of the man who rashly took his own life, were the thoughts that filled his mind before committing the terrible act. They were of mother; she who in her life knew the great troubles that surrounded her boy; she who, no matter how blackened by sin he might be, freely forgave and spoke words of comfort to him. It is not within the capabilities of the mind of man to know the terrible mental strug gle that look place by that lonely grave Saturday night, w hen, kneeling there in the silent gloom with no one to hear the deep cries of anguish that welled up from his tortured heart he called upon the spirit of his departed mother to look down in pity upon her desper ate boy. While it was the cry of a man contemplating the snutting out of a (Jod-giveu light, yet it is too sacred a scene to comment upon. Sunday morning Mr .1. Cunningham accompanied by Prof. Muir and Capt. Reede, of the Salvation Army, while passing through the cemetery discover ed the body at the grave. Wheu tirst seen they thought it as some one kneeling there in prayer. Rut when they approached and saw the pool of blood the truth Hashed upon them. He was on his knees with his chin resting upon the iron railing, his hands resting on the ground by his side, while the re volver with which he had taken his life lay partly under his leg. Recovering from their horror they immediately notified Mr. Meyers, who telephoned to Mr. C. R. Leonard. The coroner was then notified and the body removed to the furniture store where the inquest was held yesterday after noon, and a verdict rendered after hearing evidence as above. The funeral services will bo held to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the residence of the deceased's brother, K. Hogarth, on North Center street. Rev. W. W. Raymond will officiate, af ter which the mortal remains of Will Hogarth will bo laid away by the side of his mother at Oak Hill cemetery. IImimI llltteii. John Klinghamnier, Jr., had his hand badly bitten in attempting to separate two dogs which were fighting. It is reported that the bite is not serious unless some complications should arise.