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epeedeet emu Vol. II. PLYMOITII, MAHSIIALL COUNTY, INDIANA, SATURDAY, MAUCII 28, 18 No. 40. HIS MIND UNBALANCED. A Man h Hi- Nuiiif r Ioim :n. .np url To lie from South liit If . Sl Hi I ted uii Ii I--. Thursday afternoon a man giving his name as F. .1. Donecun, of South Whitley, was on our streets, and to all appearances was mentally sound until he would commence to talk. Last night he put up at the Pittsburgh hotel and, shortly after going to bed, set lire to the clothing". It is said that when spoken to about the matter, he claimed to he sick und batl lit a match, putting it under his pillow. It was a short time until the people about the house discovered the tire by smelling burning cloth. Done can's hands and body were terribly burned, large blisters being found where the llames had come in contact with his tlesh. An officer was culled in aud the man taken to jail, alter receiv ing medical assistance. Donecan claims to be an old soldier and served in the war with the Penn sylvania naves. Marshal Myers wrote to South Whitley this morning to learn whether he was from that place. A I'uiiKfiit Truth. At Chicago, March 10th, 11th, 12, and 13th, occurred one of the largest gather ings under the auspices of the Illinois Press association that has ever been held in that slate. Some very tine liter ary gems were read before the associa tion. Among those present who added to the success of this meeting, was Owen Scott, of the Free Mason, publish ed at Bloomington, 111. He read a pa per. "The Newspaper. What it is not, and What it is." We give a few of the remarks presented at that time as it ap pears in the Chicago Newspaper Union. It is so full of meat for the editors, that it would be well tor them to put it in their hats. He said: "The ideal newspaper should not be the personal organ of its editors," he said, "and they should therefore, not use it as a vehicle on which to ride into public olh'je. Fditors and preach ers should keep out of politics If an editor breaks into politics the damage done to his business by the loss of his attention is uot made up f jr the halo of glory received from the office. Many good editors have been spoiled by being made suervisors, legislators and congressmen." This latter remark produced much ap plause, for the speaker has been a con gressman and has also held other offices. "The editor,' lie said, "should not be the journalistic cuspidor artist for the political bosses. His paper should not be the medium for spite and malice, for it deceived no one and prejudiced many against the paper which indulged in them. Politicians were frequently elect ed by newspaper abuse." he said, "and therefore, a too severe attack on any man availed nothing." Tli Mni-al. The following is the corrected pro gram given at the musicale at the resi lience of Mrs. Jas. Houghton Saturday evening: Instrumental Angie Houghton. Vocal Solo Km ma Vockey. Instrumental Duet Ida and Amelia iriiich. Instrumental -Bessie Smith. Instrumental Haje! Nett. Instrumental LouClair Jones. Vocal Duet Eva and Bessie Smith. Instrumental -Kdna Yockey. Instrumental Ftta Smith. Instrumental Mrs. Nett. Song Angie Houghton. Instrumental Kva Smith. Instrumental Mark Packard. Instrumental Duet Angie Hough ton and Kdna Vockey. Vocal Solo with violin accompaniment-Hazel NetT. Mark Packard was declared, by vote of class, the one who had made the greatest improvement since the last rehearsal. Ktta Smith, by vote of visitors, was declared the best musician considering the number of lessons taken. Another I'riie. Bessie Wrightsman is another of the lucky readers of The Independent who drew a prize in the Happy Home contest. She was notified Tuesday that she would have the choice of a gold watch or diamond ring, the only condition being that she forward three new subscriptions, which she has prob ably easily secured before this time. A lla- of littt-rest. It is a noted fact that our citizens, when going to Chicago to spend a few days, look up, before going, a number of interesting points to visit. How many of them have thought of the great art institute on the lake front '( This is without doubt one of the most interesting points to occupy a long visit. At the present time it is attracting more attention by lovers of art, owing to the presence of the work of that noted artist, Gustave Dore. This artist has born in Strasburg in 1 s:::j and died in Paris in iVvl, but not before he had established a reputation as an artist. Some of the work of his hands is now in Chicago on exhibition for an in definite length of time. Among them we might mention: Christ leaving the 1'raet- riuiu;'" -Christ's Fntry into Jerusalem:" "The Braen serpent;" ami many others. It :s worth the travel of manv miles to see this wonderful work. A "ni-il-. Hie denizens on I.aporte street were greatly worked up over a suicide that took place m front of the l S. Fxpress oMice Thursday. It occurred when everybody was busy with their own af fairs, and not contemplating the desire of a poor unfortunate to shullle oil. A farmer had brought in a crate of chickens to ship by express and placed it on the sidewalk in front of the office, when one of the chickens thrust its hed between the slats and hung itself. Will Leonard said he could hae saved it if he had seen it m time. A I'Uiio.tnt Itiitluhiy. Wednesday was the tjOth birthday of Mrs. J. M. shoemaker, and in honor of this occasion numerous congratulations were extendeil qy the immediate mem bers of the family ami her numerous friends. This happy occasion i? more enjoyable to Mrs. Shoemaker, owing to the birthday of her little grand-damrh-ter, Melita, Shoemaker, who was! years old the same day. She will enjoy the company of Melita all day, and numerous birthday presents lind their way to the home of the little girl. Un.lly Unit. Wednesday about 11 o'clock, while (leorge (lilson was loading !ogs on cars at the Morris' mills he fell and was se verely hurt. lie stepped on a loose board on the car and was thrown about eight feet, striking Iiis back against the rails of the track. For sometime he was supposed to be dead, but by medical aid he is slowly recovering. At present he is at the home of Win Jlarker on West Jefferson street. V i:mlor It. The merchant who wishes to be in touch with the purchasing public es pecially those people who pay cash for everything they buy, and especially are going to trade with the merchant who offers them bargains should advertise in a reputable newspaper and advertise liberally News. We heartily indorse this and, as the News did not refer to any particular paper, most respectfully call attention to Tjie Independent. Changing of the Sfiin. Many indications of spring are at hand. The very feel of the air imparts a buoyancy to animated nature that comes only at the spring season. The moisture-laden winds of the last three or four days are sure precursors of spring. A seasonable activity in the mercantile world indicates that the season of spring trade is all but here. Kaster is but a few days distant April "th, the date and tlowers bred and de veloped in that prolific Parisian garden spot of fashion are already blooming abundantly in the display cases of Ply mouth milliners. The milliners them selves are already a-bustle with prepar ation of the exquisite Kaster goods they expect soon to show and ttie fem inine public generally is expectant of the pretty things that will enter into the 18W Kaster toilet. In these latter signs The Independent foresees an Kaster display of feminine adornment previously unequalled. Pleu IViiiki'. Brother Williams, of the Warsaw Times, in an article a few days ago, gave out the impression that The In dependent was the only paper, that spoke disparagingly of the Starr aggre gation. We would refer him to the following from the pen of Kditor McDonald of the Democrat of this city: "The spiritualistic farce show which exhibited here all last week must have formed a partnership with the propri etors of the Republican, judging from the exceedingly Mattering notices that appeared in its daily edition during the week, and the sickening references the Starr performer interjected into his performance to the effect that the Republican's evening edition was the only paper in town that amounted to anything. It was purely a case of 'you tickle me and I will tickle you.' " All; llfvwootl. Last Wednesday evening Alba Iley wood played to an appreciative audi er.ee. The reputation he lias establish ed as an iwpersonater, has been fully established and the people of Plymouth only desire to know the date of his next appearance, to show their appreciation of his worth. All that is needed in our city to attract a large audience is the name of Alba Hey wood upon the bills. "a i;-r 'Ilm. There are still ripples on the political surface regarding the lato republican convention held in this city. A great deal of course transpired that neer saw t!ie light of day or was given out as news to the press. At some time previous to the convention here repre sentatives of St. Joseph and Flkhart counties proceeded to make a slate. In 'I'll E DELEGATES. the construction of that slate our old friend. Major Kendall who is known as the politician that "saws wood" was turned down. One of the amusing features of the matter is that those in this neck o' woods who were opposed to the major being a delegate to the national republican convention hugged themselves in high glee, thinking that through their efforts he was relegated to the rear. Now, after the convention is over and the smoke has cleared away from the battle-held, they perceive that they did not have much, if any, lntlu ence in turning him down. Ii is their intention now to "smoke the pipe of peace,"" with the major and the "bald headed man," whom they hail it in for. Truly, the ways of shrewd poli ticians are varied. Bury the hatchet, boys. An Da H rsfltliT 4oii-. The serious illnes of Dr. Timothy T. Kinn, reported from time to time by The Independent, resulted in his death atl:0.j o'clock Tuesday uight. The following report was wired by an In dependent correspondent Wednesday morning: "Dr. Timothy T. Linn died last eve ning at 'J:0." o'clock aged til years, " mo. and Ii days, lie was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, and when f years of age, his father came west, settling here. At that time this place was solid timber land and Indians were thick While yet a young man he began the study of medicine under Dr. Parks, at this place but later entered Bush Med ical College of Chicago graduat ing from there on March 27, 151, since which time he has practiced medicine here at Bourbon up to the time of his death. "Funeral will be held at the Presby terian church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon." The death of Dr. Linn calls to memory three of the earliest settlers of this county John (Jreer, Tolivar Parks and Di. Linn's father, who came to Marshall county nearly sixty yeas ago and settled on the site of the present town of Bourbo'i which they named after the county of their Kentucky homes. Am Enjoyable Tinif. Miss Daisy Woodward entertained her class of delsarte and elocution, last Friday evening, with charades and ori ganal story telling. Saturday afternoon she gave a class lesson on drawing-room etiquette and general deportment closing with a re cital. These present were: Misses I'.ei th; Koot. Ila.el Ketcluin. Eeonore I ''I.. I'lorance Smith. !ssie AIIiikiii. Messrs -t Ke;ir Simons, Murk Pü. kai.I. I. lira Sieers Kiiima Vi kt'. H.lel Nell. Eilna Vock. !t l.osey. Siiiulay-Seliool 'oiient ion Calendar. Tippecanoe township, Saturday, April 11, at Summit Chapel. North township, Thursday, April 1, one mile north of Lapaz. West township, Thursday, April Donaldson. Polk township. Sat unlay. May 2:t, Barber church. The l.'llh I I lie l:le. The great trotting race between John Wolford and Frank Lamson's horses is set for the Kith of April. This will be a great race and three best out of live is to be the number of heats to de cide which shall Wear the honors. No admission will be charged. I.ieeiirteil to VI. W in. II. (i reiner, ami Emma E. Koont. Floyd Mi-drew, ami Mjrtlo M. lltihb. Oscar Keller, and Myrtle GarUou. SUSTAINS HIS RECORD. Aimili.T I ml ii:t ion of the l iistartt -l.iKe i o I h in I he Hreuxt of I he Nt-wsMaa. W Idle the propietor of the News says in words that he has decided not to answer any of the "'kicks' given hint by Tin. Independent, yet we are not so conscientious and are compelled to once more to show him up to our intelligent public. This is not our funeral but for tin sake of truth and honesty, for the sake of decency, for the sake of that still small voice that commands the attention of honorable men, we are compelled to speak in defense of a man who has not the opportunity of defend-! ing himself. Wednesday this - we must say unworthy- apostle of republicanism took the opportunity of speaking of the Bi metallic meeting held at the opera h ; u m last Monday evening, in the fol lowing fair and conscientious manner. An old man by the name of Jones succeeded m getting a few in the opera lu-iiMi Monday night under the guise of forming a bimetallic league, and after talking awhile effected a so-called Bi metallic Club, composed praticallv all ot Democrats, as follows: T. J. Will ings, president; W. B. Morrison, vice president: A. C. Witwer, secretary: Bob"t McCance, treasurer; Michael Kv.tn, lecturer; Walter Williams, ('has. Woods, Benj. Cramer, W.B.Morrison T. J. Winings. It is a Democratic scheme to try to mislead Bepublicans on the silver question. "Old man Jones," yes, we will ac knowledge he is old, and that over sixty winters have passed over his head. " )ld man Jones."' Yes, by the whiten ed locks that clusters around his brow, he surely is old. 'Old man Jones." Yes, we are com pelled to admit that he is old; for a man who for three years or ruoro marched to the tap of the drum, and the music of shot and shell, and who, by the mis fortune of war had the inconvenience of having an ugly hole in his head by a bursting shell, the ragged scar lie can now partially hide with the silver locks, made so in part, through lighting for "old glory," and the honor of his country, surely must be old. If that a'.l we might stop here w ith enough said. But still further. This "old man Jones" is the Key. W. W. Jones, a man who has served his apprenticeship in preparing himself for the gospel; a man who, entitled to all the honor and courtesy pertain ing to an expounder of tha religion of Jesus Christ, can talk about the affairs f this nation and at the same time talk religion; a man who by the cloth he is permitted to wear is entitled to the respectful recognition of men who never snielled gun powder in lighting for their country's honor or in all their lives did one act that would cause their names to be enrolled upon the nation's tablet as propounding one thought that would be for the betterment of their country. Such men as these should, if for no other reason than that of his grey hairs, show the reverence for his three score years, "Old man Jones!" That is a slimy insult. Bev. W. W. Jones has for a number of years made the finan cial problem a study. He has honest convictions and has the manhood to tell them. And we will say right here that we defy Mr. Brooke or any other man who adheres to the "golden calf" as promulgated in the single standard policy, to face this same "old man Jones" with any question he cannot answer. It is always the coward that strikes when a man's back is turned. Let us give the truth about this meeting. Brooke says that all those who joined this club are democrats. This may be true. We do not keep tab on every man's political belief. He also says it is a democratic scheme to allure republicans from the party he prol esses to love so dearly. This is another one of those statements he can so conveniently make when he desires to say something that is unreliable. The movement that Bev. W. W Jones is fathering is non-political. It is entirely outside of the republican, democrat, prohibition or populist party. It is just what the name implies a "Bi metallic club." A republican can be come a member of this club and in no way tarnish his republicanism; as well as can a man from any other party. It is originated for an educational pur pose, and a man who would be afraid to go and hear this subject discussed, shows conclusively that he is standing on an unsubstantial basis. At Tyner, Argos, Knox, and scores of other points this work is going on aud men of all parti?s belong to it. And republicans as well as democrats in Plymouth will join the lli-metallic league here. I'uhlie Salt. Next Wednesday occurs the auction sale of Mr. Mover at his residence in Donaldson. Fverything in the way of farm implements will be sold. The sale will commence at 10 o'clock. JUDGED BY AI' EAK ANTES. JÖ ijf III w She Every family has a skeleton in it, ai.d ours is no exception. He Er so I see. Judge. A oikiniuiiiratioii. 1 wish to say a word through the columns of The Independent in re gard to children accepting Christ as their Savior. There are a few persons in your town that think the children are too young to be saved. Xow 1 wish to contradict those persons and try to show them where they are all wrong and hope that w hat I am about to say will cause many children to accept Christ astheir Savior. 1 would like my readers to examine the Bible and see how remarkable it is that all through the books the young are always men tioned, lireat hopes for a grand future are afforded to the doctrine of the young. Did not (Hod appear to Moses at a very early age when he fed his llock in the desert and called him to the com mand of his own people? It was at an early age he visited the infant Samuel while he ministered in the temple of the Lord. It was at an early age that Cod's spirit fell upon David while he was yet the youngest of his father's sons and among the mountains of Bethle ham, he fed his father's sheep. It was at an early age that children were brought to Jesus that he should teach them. His diciples did not like this, but what did Jesus say about it, his an swer was "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." I think what 1 have said is enough to show that God wants us to be his fol lowers when we are little children. Mothers, have your little ons follow Jesus, he is their Counsellor and Guide. Prof. Wji, Mm:. Man it fart uring Imlusl ry. For several days the prospects for a new manufacturing industry, one that will bring with it a great prestige for our city, has been under consideration by our Business Men's association. They have thoroughly investigated the character and standing of the men who desire to form this stock company in our city. This matter was brought- be fore a large gathering of our citizens Tuesday and the proposition, which appears in this issue of the Independ ent, presented to them. It was the uni versal opinion of all those present that the factory was needed and the only question that arose, was the securing the sale of sutlicient stock in this city to guarantee the location of this plant in our midst. The matter now rests in the hands ot the citizens of this beau'i ful city. The people who offer to invest i:0, 000 in stock, stand ready to put in that amount in building and improved ma chinery before one dollar of the sub scribed stock raised in Plymouth is touched. Could there be a fairer prop osition made to our people than this? The time for a great display of rhet oric is passed. Xow the actual labor will begin, and it depends upou the dis position shown by our citizens whether they mean what they say about the (Jueen City of Indiana. There cannot be any "craw fishing." It is a proposi tionnot to give them a bonus - but to invest their money in a legitimate en terprise, where a return for the money invested is an assured tact. A Sen re. Tuesday evening the congregation listening to the services at the M. K. church received quite a scare. It seems that the tire in the furnace be came very low, and one of the boys to liven it up threw a quantity of coal oil into the stove. The result was that a large amount of gas that had accumu lated, exploded, which forced a cover over the line hole in the auditorium room to tly out. A Hash of fire with smoke and soot belched forth in the room caused a small panic for a mo ment but was soon explained and the rush for the door stopped. A large por tion of plastering also fell yesterday afternoon which caused some damage to the stove pipe and carpet. The de bris was cleared away last night, and exery thing is in good shape again. ABOUT THE FACTORY. A l.AHCH NUMBER OF CITIZENS TURN OUT. Iht Matter leijajdiiii; the I loo I ami liu l adoi j 't horoughly Ii.-us-i !.t Evfiiiu:;- Solicitor-. A oiutt-d. As announced by circulars and other wise, a meeting was held at the city hall Tuesday night by the Business Men's Association to consider the offer mado by the (Jtdht A: (loodrich Co., through their attorney, Ceo. Plleger, of Chicago. Alter the meeting was called to or der by President' Dickinson, Judge Capron. in a very few moments, ex plained what the proposition was and the ability and standing of the men who had made the offer. To fully lay the proposition before our citizens, wa reproduce the proposition. To the Business Men s Association of Plymouth, Ind. (jEXTLem en: We tender you the following propo sition, to-wit: We propose to organize a corpora tion for the manufacturing of boots and shoes in your city, with a capital stock of s.V,,imk) fully "paid up. NVe will take ;0,000 of said stock, the people of your city to take the remaining ??2..UM). As an evidence of our good faith, we offer to purchase and place in your city, free from all encumbrance, a full and complete t-iiuipmeiit ol" ma chinery, lasts, dies and paUerns, to gether with shafting, hangers, pulleys and belting, with capacity to manufac ture one thousand pairs of shoes per day and to employ IJOO people when plant shall be thoroughly organized, andtostait with we will employ not less than I KJ people. When such equip ment shall be so delivered in your city and the proposed corporation duly or ganized, directors and officers elected, we desire your people to place to the credit of the corporation, in cash, good collateral or bankable paper acceptable to us, the sum of -0,000, to be drawn against as per provisions of such con tract as may hereafter be agreed upon between us. Or, if your people prefer, we will jointly with yourselves subscribe for stock as before staled and, upon the company's organization, we propose that we and yourselves pay in cash iio per cent, of our respective subscrip tions at once for the immediate pur chase of the equipment specified ani arrange for payment of balance ot sub scriptions to be paid for us and your selves in equal assessments as required for use. We also agree to let your people name three of live directors, we to name the other two; but we would re quire a provision giving to us the man agement of the business end of the company's affairs. This pioposition is limited to next Friday at 5 p. m. Yours Very Truly, IJUANT A: liiml'lIK II Co. Per Ceo. Pei.e;ei:. Attorney. This building, so the association in forms us, will be about 200 feet long by 50 feet wide, and three stories high. Addresses were made by Hon. II. (I. Thayer, C. T. Mattingly, Wm. O'Keefe, Theo. Cressner, Mayor Swindell, Hon. C. A. Beeves, Prof. B. A. Chase, Wm. Kendall, Judge Corbin, M. Altaian, Jas. Brink. Dr. Burkett and others. Fvery address was along the same line regarding the securing of this factory. The only hitching point to be found was the way to raise the $2.,(XX) with which to secure this industry. The fact is that this was the exact reason why the meeting was called by the ollicers of this association, and the re suit of the meeting, outside of stirring up a little enthusiasm, really left our association in about the same position it was prior to the meeting. The board was linally instructed to see what could be done toward raising the entire stock of s2ö,000 as a popular subscription which if raised will establish the factory inside of the cor porated limits of the city. The following members were selected as a soliciting committee. Wm. M. Kendall, Jas. Maxey, Jas. Brink, M. Allman, Win. O'Keefe, and W. H. Boll ma 11. Itrokt I.oiim', Tuesday afternoon Chas. Linkeu helt and - Claude Baymau got into a row at the elevator of Mr. L. Linken belt They broke a window and com mitted other depredations. An ollicer was sent for and charges preferred apainst the two men. This morning when the defendants were arraigned before "Squire Beeve, the prosecuting witness refused to prosecute, and, therefore, they were dismissed. One fact is surely demonstrated by these modes of procedure. The law will never be respected when open vio lations of it are looked upon with such leniency. If a man violates the law and those upon whom he is imposing will not prosecute the case, especially after calling in an officer of the law to preserve the peace, he is liable to be wholly ignored next time by public officials when they are called upon to discharge their duty.