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li 11 11 11 Vol. If. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, 'WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 189G No. 41. Weekly Iedepeedeet WHITE CAP" XOTIDE MOSES BURKEYPILE RECEIVES AN ANONYMOUS LETTER. So in o it rally Frllow Semis Him a Notice hecause lie Weill n MewallV lloinl WaiNs llhn tu l!iuioe Hi Nhiiic Therefi urn. Last Monday Moses Burkeypile, of Bourbon, received a white cap notice, with all the paraphernalia pertaining to cross-bones ami skull. Th reason of couseis because he went on the bond for Samuel Stewart, who was in jail for the killing of lohn Swoverland. The letter read like this: "Will give you till Saturday morning to go and take your name oil Sam Stewarts bond paper, or you will be white capped. You can't make laws lor this country and we don't want you in our town that bad. on had better make peace. Spite don't w ork." The above was written on a folded piece of paper and written with a black lead pencil. Mr. Burkeypile, when he received this little note, immediately gave evidence of his contempt by writ ing his compliments on the other side and tacking it on the lamp post at the corner of Main and Center streets. To show how deeply in earnest he was he used a red lead pencil and gave out the following information: "The d d cowarl who wrote on the other side, come and get what you want. Yours, " Mosi: 1 J r i i k e y p 1 1. f.." The securing of this communication caused considerable commotion in that quiet town, but it is believed to be the work of those who are directly antago nistic to the releasing of Samuel Stew art on bail. The gentleman spoken of above went Stewart's bail last week, which was placed at .$000. Further de velopments are locked for. Justice on the "Hair Shell." A poor Arabian peddler near Monti cello, was traversing the country trying, in his poor broken Fnglish, to sell his wares. He was set upon by some young toughs, and besides being robbed of all the money he had, was badly beaten. While the cause of all his trouble and physical pain were released on bail, he is kept in jail as a witness to await the trial. Such justice, as our laws mete out at times is enough to thoroughly disgust all honest citizens. Jumbo I No 31 ore. Jumbo is the name of a dark red steer owned by Fred II. Kuhn and nearly live old, which died last Satur day night. Jumbo was Durham steck and at the time of his death weighed 2,370 pounds, and was not very fat and only in good llesh. Jumbo measuted from the ground to the top of his shoulder t feet 8 inches, and was without doubt the largest steer m this section of the country. He was of a gentle disposition. It had been Mr. Kuhn's intention to fatten him and he believes that he could have been made to weigh from 3,500 to 3,800 pounds. A Trj Inj; loilion. We are pained to note that some of of our exchanges enter into a red hot controvesry over the uncushioned con dition of some of our seats in the churches. Some of thein think it is an imposition upon poor sinners to ask them to sit on hard seats for an hour, and hear the expounder of the gos pel tell them of their wicked ways. It is truly marvelous how some editors can growl about such a little thing like that, when it is known that they will take a tree ticket, and go loa circus and squat on a narrow plank with their knees up under his chin, and never murmur. They have also been known to sit for an hour on a rail fence, talk ing subscription to a farmer. Marrle!" ami "Single." A native of Ireland landing at (ireenock wanted to take a tram to (ilasgow. Never having been in a rail way station before, ho did not know how to get his ticket. Seeing a lady, however, geing in, Tat thought lie would follow her, and he would soon know how to get aboard. The lady ft if going to the ticket box and putting down her money said: "Matyhill, single." Her ticket was duly handed to her and she walked oil'. Pat, thinking it all right, planked down his money, and shouted, "Patrick Murphy, married." Obit tiary . Mrs. Mary Schulder was born in Fu' ton county, Indiana, March 1, 1870, and died March 27. IS., at the home of her sister, Mrs. (ieo. Wiser, in South Plymouth she was a daughter of Win. Walters, of this city, Mrs Walters being a step-mother. Consumption was the dreaded disease that caused her demise. She suffered from this dread fill malady for a long time. At her death she was conscious and gave full evidence of being prepared to meet her (i od in peace. This death bereaves a large circle of relatives and friends. Four little chil dren mourn the death of a kind and affectionate mother; father and mother weep at the loss of a precious daughter; live brothers and sisters are bereft of a helpful and considerate sister. Numer ous other relatives mourn her death. Her mot4ier preceded her to the spirit land thirteen years ago, and tier oldest sister died ten years ago. Short funeral services were conducted by Kev. Smith of the M. K. church at the house, before the remains were taken via the L. K. A: W. to Rochester for interment. Here they were laid to rest at the side of her husband, who preceded her to the grave eighteen months before. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Susan FvalineSell was born in Kipley county Ind., Dec. 11th, 13 ft, died March 27th, Age i0 years, 3 months and 17 days. She was married to Jacob Sell Oct. 25, 1ST1, to this union was born nine children of which one preceded her to the spirit world. The funeral services were conducted by Kev. O. F. Landis at the L". 1. church live miles north of Plymouth on the Michigan road yesterday afternoon 2:30 o'clock, and the interment was made in the cemetery across the way lrom the church. Mrs. Sell united with the Dis ciple church a number ol years ago. She was a kind mother and a devoted wife. "A ir'cioiis one from us has gone, A Voice we lovel is stille!. A place is vacant in our Iioiiih Which never can ho lille!.' The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Kash, who live in Fast Plymouth, died Sunday, March 2J, 18JN. Floyd Fash was born on December 20, lb'.2, making his age at the time of his death three years, three months and nine days. "Co! in Iiis vklm lias recalled The Imhii his love hail given; And though the hnly moulders here. The sul Is safe In heav"n." Yumlalia Train Wrecked The north bound Vaudalia train due at this place at 12:10, was wrecked about a quarter of a mile south of Hib bard yesterday afternoon. The rails had warped so much that the wheels were wedged, throwing the ladies' car com pletely off the track and the others partially off. They were running at a high rate of speed when they struck the defective rails, and it is said by those who witnessed the wreck, that at one time the whole train was olT the track but owing to the high speed it gained the rails again. The fireman was the only one that re cieved any injuries, although his were so slight he was able to work; tie went home on the south bound train to Lo gansport. One car was left in the ditch while the rest of the train proceeded on its way although about one hour and a half late. I.ecturt Wednesday Nlyhl. We mightannounce, with apoiogies to our contemporary who referred to the "Old man Jones" so courteously, that this reverend gentleman will deliver a lecture at the U.U. church Wednesday evening. Mr. Jones, being an extensive traveler and having visited nearly every civilized land, is thoroughly conversant with any topic he undertakes to lecture upon. Lucky, Mrs. Maurice Fishburn was one of the lucky ones in the Happy Home con test, having sent in the required three subscribers she recieved an elegant diamond ring in solid gold setting. Many others are taking advantage of this offer. Arm Ilrokeu. John Adleman, of Valparaiso, wh ile looking at some boats in the loft of the Montgomery livery barn, slipped and fell twelve feet to the tloor below, breaking his arm between the wrist and the elbow. A GREAT REVIVAL. Areola, lllinoi. a C ity of :.,000 Inhal, itauta Tfhorouuhly Mil fed The old prairie state of Illinois when it comes to tough towns, can generally give any other state nine in the game and come out best when only ten points are necessary. The town of Areola, sit uated on the Vandal ia line, between Terre Haute and Decatur, 111., has for sometime tried to keep pace with Le mont, a city of Cook county. Although she has not succeeded in wearing the penant.she has earned the reputation of keeping up a very creditable appear ance, so far as cussedness goes. The preachers in that burg had met upon several occasions, and talked the matter over, and in fact were about prepared to throw up their hands and pronouuee the devil a winner, when one of them bumped up against an idea. "Let us get the Salvation army to tack le it." After a little more talk over the matter and calling in a few brothers, they concluded to pool issues bnd hold union services. The Salvation army be ing called upon und the matter laid be fore them gladly a?cepted the oppor tunity; lor if our readers are of an ob serving turn of mind they are aware of the fact, that these soul-savers, de sire to always get to work where his satanic majesty has a big job on hand, and especially if he :s doing a lucrative business. So they went to the Sodom of Illinois. When they commenced their work, they found it au up-hill business, find ing, we are sorry to say, greater opposi tion among the followers of Christ. Hut they went at the works of Satan with a vim. The "fiallelujah lasses'' cornered the old fellow wherever they could lind him, which was considerably more than once. Soon they had the en emy on the run, and when they left there a few days ago, the citizens were making arrangements to erect two new churches, and the saloon keepers are talking of going out of business. One incident is worth relating. Three of the tough boys of the town were inca-cerated in the "cooler" doing time. They heard that some of their former associates were taking considerable stock in the Salvation army. They linally sent for the mayor. When he put in his appearance they almost lloored him by saying they desired to attend the Salvation army meetings. He told them that if they were honest in their request he would take them. They said they were. The mayor in formed the army boys and had tour seats reserved for himself and pris oners. The result was he took them every night and all three of those young fellows were soundly convert ed. This little story is a true but homely circumstance, and all we desire to say in way of comment is: (iive the Salva tion army a chance and they will do more actual good than any other one Christian organization. The churches have a work to do, but the Salvation army completes a work the churches cannot reach. Writhing f Mail. Once a year the mail matter shipped through the United States is weighed and thus regulates the amount to be paid the railroad companies for carry ing it the following year. We have received from our oliice here a few pointers on mail matter. For instance, No. 4 left last Friday night with 1,400 pouuds of mail matter on board; No. , the paper train, left the same station with 1,800 lbs. The latter train trans ferred hero for the Vandalia line 3,100 lbs. No. 4 put oil" at Ft. Wayne only 1,100 pounds of Indiana mail and at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 1,300 pounds. No. 5 going into Chicago Saturday morning had aboard 25,000 pounds. No. 4 is the train of Byron Healey's crew. Ouick Work. Mr. D. Shafer does not let the grass grow under his feet when he contem plates doing business. Monday morning he concluded a ileal whereby he became the owner of the S'jice ad dition to Plymouth in the southern part of this city. By night he had the tren ches dug for the foundation, and this morning loids of lumber were dumped upon the ground for the erection of new residence. a ICunaway. A horse be'onging to C. T. Mattingly made things pretty interesting on Mich igan street about 1:20 o'clock yester day. It became frightened at the train, standing across the street and ran to Ball & Carabin's corner w here it was caught. Either the animal did not read the big sign on the bridge, or forgot the awful terrors of the law, for it bounded over the littlo red structure at a rate that would have done credit to a Sunol. The Itallingtou ISootli Movement. If the right side of a controversy is always known by the side that keeps its temper, then the Uallington Booths, husband and wife, are clearly entitled to the sympathy and encouragement of the American people. They have not called their opponents liars, and they have to a degree greater than was to be expected, kept their mouth i shut. The fact that without a murmur or a word Uallington liooth turned over to the representatives of the British Salva tion army all the properiy, amounting to sl,0OO000, that had been accumulat ed in this country and that stood in his name, shows him to be just, generous and wholly unmercenary. The money of William E. Dodge and of those wealthy American citizens who were unknown to the rest of the world, mod estly and quietly backing the Salvation leaders will now be transferred to Ual lington Booth's new army. The new army has the whole sympa thy of the American people. We want an American army, with leaders belong ing to tnis country. At the monster meeting in Cooper Union, New York, where the new movement was inaugu rated, many of the corps who had de serted the old organization signiiied their allegiance to the new one by. wear ing tiny American Hags. It was well. Why should not their badge be a device bearing the American llag intertwined with the white llag, signifying peace and purity and patriotism? Uallington and Mrs. Booth do well to make their new movement one among the middle classes in this country There is no class among whom spiritual faith has grown more cold. Warsaw rimes. $1.000 In Prize. to n i: l isti: i n i: i m a r.so lutkly fk ke Use the letters contained in the text: Monon Seeds Crow," and form as many words as you can, using letters either backward or forward, but don't use any letter in same word more times than it appears in "Monon seeds grow.' For example the words: see, on, none, weeds, etc. The person forming the greatest number of words, using the letters in the text, will receive one hundred dollars in cash. For the next largest list we will give 875 in cash, for the next 825 cash, and for each of the next ten largest lists we will give $10 in gold. If you are good at word making you can secure a valuable prize, as the Monon Seed Co., intend giving many hundred special prizes to persons send ing them list containing over twenty- live words. Write your name on list of words (numbered) and enclose the same postpaid with 12 two-cent stamps for a combination package of Monon seeds that grow, which includes 12 packets of the latest and most popular liowers of different varieties, also particulars and rules of distribution of prizes. This word contest will be carefully and con scientiously conducted, and is solely for the purpose of further introducing our seeds in new localities. You wil leceive the biggest value in flower seeds ever offered, and besides if you are able to make a good list of words and answer promptly you will stand an equal opportunity to secure a valuable prize. We intend spending a large amount of money in the distribution o prizes, m this contest. U e assure you that your trial order with us will be mort gratifying. Write your name plainly and send list as early as possible Address, Monon Seed Co., Monon Bldg., Chicago, 111 Tin- Nv Smalley. The latest Plymouth production in the manufacturing lino is the "Smalley cigar, a production of the W. B. Yost !k Co. factory. The new eicar is made from the choicest of selected stock and is un doubtedly destined to become a winner in this section of Indiana. It was placed in the local market yesterday and Mr. Yost is personally engaged to day in introducing tho "Smalley into the Bourbon and Warsaw markets. A very pretty hanging sign in nickle and aluminum finish has been designed for the Smalley. It will serve to attact first attention to the cigir after which it is supposed that the ciar itself will bo its own recomendation. Circuit Court. From Monday's Dally. In the M.Speiss holler vs. B. J.Switzer case the jury returned a verdict this morning in favor of the defendant. The case of Bert Hand vs. Joseph Liffert, on road petition, is on trial before a jury today. Skmi-Wkkkly In dependent and ttie Cosmopolitan, the greatest maga zine in America, only 1.85 per year. TUE LH1DT SIDE OF NATURE. "Look at the heye yer 'usband giv me." "O! so you're the woman Vs pay in attentions to!" Sketch. IT IS A FAILURE The I'rospect of Securing The Shoe Fac tory it not Good. The prospects which looked so bright a few days ago for securing a new im petus in the line of manufacturing, has proved a fizzle. When the commit tee started out upon a tour, the men who are given credit as having money were first visited. Tne plan was to get twelve men who would subscribe S15:00, fully assured that if these men could be found, the amount could be raised. The result, was just what has been predicted not a man could be found in this city of nearly 4:000 popu lation that would invest that amount of money. The result was that the Busi ness Men's association were compelled to notiliy the company in Chicago that they could not raise the necessary amount. We will speak at length up on this matter at some future time. Hard Kurned Wagrs. An old church in Belgium decided to repair its properties, and employed an artist to touch up a large painting. Upon presenting his bill, the commit tee in charge refused payment unless the details were specified; whereupon he presented the items as follows: To correcting the ten command ments 85 12 Embellishing Pontius Pilate, and putting new ribbons on his bon net 3 02 Putting new tail on rooster of St. Peter and mending his comb 2 20 Kepluming and guilding left wing of Guardian Angel 5 lb Washing the servant of the high priest and putting carmine on his cheeks 5 02 Renewing heaven and adjusting the stars and cleaning up the moon 7 14 j Touching up Purgatory, and re storing lost souls 3 (; Brightening up the llames of hell putting a tail on the Devi', men ding his left hoof and doing odd jobs for the damned 7 14 Bebordering the robes of Herod, and adjusting his wig 4 00 Taking the spots oil" the son of Tobias 1 30 Cleaning Balaam's ass and put ting one shoe on him 1 70 Putting earrings in Sarah's ears 171 Putting a new stone in Davids sling, enlarging the head of (Joliah and extending Saul's legs 0 13 Decorating Noah's ark, and put ting a head on Shem 3 31 Mending the shirt of the Prodical Son and cleaning his ear 2 3'. ÖS 42 The bill was paid. Fx. I naiisverel. The Warsaw Times in speaking of the entertainment given by the Starrs in that city says the question is asked, 'If it is not the spirits, what is it?" Then again it says: "It will have to be an swered at Columbia City, as it was not here." Now, that is one of the exact reasons why we took the position we did re garding the Starrs. We have no criti cism to make against the cabinet work or the wonderful mind reading by Mrs. Starr, but we do emphatically denounce the method they use when they adver Use that after giving these exhibitions for a week, they will expose tho busi ness, and then not do so. Of course J the professor will show up a trick or two, and tell mat lie nas several cnang es of clothing that he can use in mak ing these changes, but that does not in the least remove from tho minds of the superstitious the awe that surrounds the mysterious presentations. Let him expose these things as he prom ises to do, and he will be doing the pub lie a great service. Struck on the Head. Last Friday while a number of boys were playing "shinney" on a vacant lot near Charles and -Michigan street a young boy named Chase, nephew of M. A. Chase, was struck on tho head by a playmate accidentally, inflicting a very bad but not serious wound. THE WATER WORKS. OUR CITIZENS BEGIN TO RAISE A HOWL. The Need ol Suttitieiit Water of More I in porta nee Than Political Surteiag Soiiicthin:; must he loiie. Fver since last spring the necessity for a greater supply of water for general use has been apparent. It has been a po tent fact for a long time that the wells from which the city is supplied, are wholly inadequate for the consumers now using the service, let alone those who are applying daily for service or the needs in case of lire. Last summer those who were using city water, when called upon, or notilied of this lack of water, patriotically relin quished the right of using what they had paid for, so that in case of a tire the protection would to a small degree be ample to meet the iui mergency. Now, the result is that, notwith standing the economical efforts of our citizens last summer, we not only lind ourselves confronted with the same trouble this spring, but a much worse condition.with also an inkling of an in creased water rent. The fact of th matter is, that today our city water works cannot supply the needs of its patrons anl the indications are that the sprinkling of the business portion of our city, if tne supply depends upon our water works as it is at the present time, will have to be foregone. For the past year this lias surely been known to our water works committee and all elTorts put forth to secure more water have been along that line of ''pen ny wise and pound foolish." Our city cannot secure adequate water for noth ing. A city with such an enormous lake of excellent water underlying her surface area needs only a little work and expenditure of money to tap an inexhaustible supply. There is but little excuse for our coun cil and our position today. It has been but a few weeks since our water works committee said there was no use trying to do anything along this line as the election was close at hand, and if they did start any move ment the next administration might undo it all. It was not for them to contemplate what the next council would do, but to go to work and relieve our city from the dire distress in which it is placed. The mayor of our city is aware of these existing dangers and will lend his every ellort to help meet this emer gency. Of course this will cost a little money. But there are towns not as large as Plymouth, which have not the blessings in the way of accessible water, that have spent 812,000 to secure one well with a How of water like that at the mill, (ioshen has spent thou sands of dollars for the purpose of securing a sutlicient supply of water while here, in the midst of plenty of as good water as the generous (Jiver of all gifts ever bestowed upon men, we must strive for the actual need of it because it will cost a few dollars. Let our council secure the service of a competent engineer like (Jeo. C. Mor gan, of Chicago, that makes this matter a specialty, and we will guarantee a sutlicient supply can be secured in a short time. A CALL ISSUED. The Agricultural and Industrial Ascl at ion ol Marshall County Gettiug Down to ltllillt-. Through the instructions of Presi dent M. W. Simons, S. N. Stevens of the above association has issued a call to that body to meet at his otlice April 7th to consider business of importance. The following gentlemen of our city have purchased stock: Win. O'Keefe, the stock of .1. W. Parks; Frank Lam son and John Uowell, that of Win Holland; K. C. Kloepfer, that of (Jeo. I.emler; Sheriff D. C. Smith, that of Dr. F. M. Burkett; Harley Logan and Dr. 1). C. Knott, that of C. T. Mattingly. The association will prove, no doubt, that a fair at the county seat can be made a success. We will speak more extendedly of this matter later on. Car heel factory. A gentleman arrived in Plymouth today from Chicago, who is looking for a location for a car wheel factory. He is favorably impressed with our city, of course, and would like to locate here. We have not yet learned what proposi tion he will make our citizens. ItlloilK-HH Ti-. Commercial, want, for sale anil other advertisements will bo inserted under this head in reading matter type at the uniform price of 2 cents per count line for each insertiou.