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tad. CM I epe Vol.. II. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, SATURDAY, Al'UIL 11, 189( Xo. U. ft-" .MOURN HIS LOSS. - - SHOCK OF BERT ROSENCUHVS DEATH IS WIDESPREAD. I Iii Voiitli anl Merlin:; u;liti" .Miignifv Hit- :hIiih of HU ltM?wl I i W niU -II i 'IumI ,tul ltiiiii I -i IV. Six weeks ago, one of the brightest,! most companionable and confidence in- j spiring young men to be met anywhere j in the business and social circles of this i city, was Pert Kosenbury; but today,; by a sad and startling decree of fate, llert lies cold and rigid in the embrace j of death. He died at his home at 1 :.") o'clock yesterday afternoon, the cause j ascribed being "abscess of the kidneys." When Pert left the First National j Bank, where he occupied the position of j assistant cashier, five weeks ago, neither i he nor his friends would have believed that he was so near the portals of the great beyond and although he retired j iroui ins ucue uusuicris uuuea on au count of the illness which was so soon to prove fatal, he looked upon his de parture from business as only tempor ary and the beginning of a needed va ration. But the disease which had fastened itself upon him, was more powerful than he knew and developed rapidly to a serious condition. Not long after he left the bank, one of the most eminent of Chicago spec ialists was called to make a Uiognosis of his case which he did. He admitted Bert's serious condition, but thought that if he could be taken to Chicago he could be cured. Preparations were ac cordingly made to take the patient to that city for treatment but he did not afterward rally sufficiently to permit of such a journey. He did not apparently get decidedly worse, however, at any time until Wed nesday afternoon a short time before the final summons came. His condi tion seemingly, on the contrary, had improved and his friends were hopeful of his recovery Thursday morning. But the watchers were deceived by the Angel of Death. In the afternoon Bert asked for something to eat and was given some, malted milk. Not withstanding that the indication of an appetite seemed an indication of im provement he was seized with spas modic convulsions almost immediately after partaking of the food and after one or two invol u ntary efforts to rise he was caught in his father's arms and laid back dead. Ills 1IOMK KKLATION. Bert Uosenbury was 22 years old Jan. öth. A characteristic of his life was the strengh of the atfection he held for his mother. In this case there was a sympathetic union between mother and son, seldom known even in this rela tionship, lie was the only child of Mr, and Mrs. Charles Bosenbury and their loss is beyond the comprehension of those who have known no similar ex perience. HIS SCHOOL LIKK. The following information was re ceived from Prof. IS. A. Chase. Bert Bosenbury entered the city schools Sept. tith, 180 and was gradu ated from the high school June f, During the twelve years of his scholar ship, his record for punctuality was un broken; he lost but six days on accouut of absence in the last nine years, and for eight years was present at every recitation and school exercise, His rec ord for deportment was in the highest degree excellent.His scholarship may be known from the fact that he took the highest honors at graduation as deter mined by a competitive examination. The theme of the commencement ex ercises of was 'The Wonderful Cave of Aladdin," a survey of the course of civilization from the 12th to the 20th centuries. The subject of Mr. Kosen lily's oration was "The Twelfth Cen tury," and it was delivered with the en- ergy and force that characterized all of his school efforts. The other members of the class of VJ are: Anna K. Behms, liver C. Chase, D. Flonne Disher, Km nia (Jallagher, Harriet B. Kelley, Edith . Johnson, John A. Liudquist and Ar chie 1 Young. The brief summary of the school life of this young man is but a prosaic statement of the facts that appear upon the school records, but it fails to adequately portray the conscientious devotion to duty, the never-llagging energy, and the cheerful promptness with which every school duty was met; and with it all was exhibited such a manly spirit, such a regard for personal honor, that the respect of teachers and classmates was his to the full. The feeling between him and his teachers was of the tendered friendship, ap proaching almost to domestic relation ship. One cannot spend years of in- tercourse with a mb!e, friendly and j exemplarv pupil without heim: in-1 spired to nobler livim, while day by j la tendrils of affection are fas tened more closelv. in; r.i im I. II i: In 1 1 ' summer of 1S'.I, t he year alter Ins raI n:it ion, lie w.is lendered a position in lue first National Hank it' this rit which l-e accepted anil hellt steadily until live weeks a:ro. In this connection no better eoinitliinent could be expressed t'han 1 hut paid him by las. A. (ilmoie, cashier of the First j National Hank, when he says that he was always faithful and that the most implicit trust could at a!l times have been placed m his honesty and integrity, lie was trusted fully and his motives were never questioned. liert's friends are proud of the fact that the saloons never had any charm for him, that he never entered a saloon unles possibly under compulsion of business neesMty. There is only one sentiment and one feel nit; about his death: the sentiment one of the warmest friendship, the feeling one of sadness and deep sym pathy for his parents and those held closest to him in bonds of relationship and friendship. Tili: 1 TNKIIA L. The funeral of Pert llosenbury will take place from the residence of the parents, on North Walnut street, on Saturday at - o'clock p. hi. Those wishing to view the remains will please call on Friday afternoon. The AiM'i:tl ion Mt'l. Wednesday eighteen out of twenty two members of the Industrial and Ag ricultural Fair Association, met at the office of Attorney Stephens and trans acted iniporUDi, business. Harley Logan was appointed as di rector in the place of (ieo. Lemner. In considering the time for holding the fair, it was decided to hold it on Aug. 20, 2., 27 and 2S. one week later than the Maxinkuckie fair. At this meeting four hundred dollars was voted to be used in placing the race course in an excellent condition, and Wm. O'Keefe, Dr. Keynolds and J. W. Thayer were appointed to take charge of the fair grounds. Owing to the early date, it was decid ed that this association would utilize all its energy for a stock and racing gathering, the date being so early that it would be impossible to get a liberal display of farm product. But with the elTorts of the association directed along these two lines, it goes without say ing that this association will give the best and most satisfactory fair that has been given in Marshall county for years. The racing will be an exceptionally fine feature this year, and will eclipse anything of the kind ever witnessed in Marshall county. Bicycle races will be another attractive feature of this year's fair. A lirt iul.ir Woman. The Indianapolis Sun tell of a Tipton woman who is very particular and who is m the habit of picking specks of dust and lint from the coats of her neigh bors. Last Sunday night she sat in her usual place behind a young man who is fond of a joke. This young man knew her ways, for his attention had often been called to various blem ishes about his toilet by his female neighbor in the rear. The sermon was about half done. The particular woman espied a raveling producing from the young man's shirt collar. She fastened to it and drew out at least a yard. The bl ash that covered her face was as red as a wild strawberry in June But she pulled again. Kesult another yard of the thread and another blush as luminous as an Italian sun set. But she continued to pull, and the amount of thread she pulled onto her lap would have sew-d all the petticoats in Tipton. She never reached the end of it, and had to break it oil. She evi dently concluded that the young man was playing u trick on her. It was a good one, too. Ex. I ..ft IIU Family. Kumor has it, that through some un explainable reason, B.J.Boyer left town Wednesday night. He drew his pay at the Novelty works, and without a word of explanation to his wife, left for parts unknown. Tue worst feature of the case reported, is that ho left his wife without a cent. While we do not desire to mix up with any family matters, or say who is to blame for the present, escapade, yet the reports that have been circulated in connection with the reported disap pearance of a rioted character from this city, makes it look quite dark for Boyer. Subscribe for Thk Independent. W. W. .Ioii I frlmc. The lecture delivered by W. W. Jones at the 1'. B. church Wednesday night was one of the most logical and iustruc tive ever given in our city. Everybody ought to have heard it. He not only gave a description of the dead empires, as he saw them, but the cause of their rise and fall, showing his hearers very plainly that we, as a nation, are on the very same road that caused the down fall of Fgypf, Borne. Greece, and other nations of equal strength ami civilization, and unless we retrace our steps we, too, shall be numbered with the nations of the past. He showed and gave proof that sin is at the bottom of all debauch and crime, and that every nation that engages in boodlinc must sooner or later crumble and fall; and that every nation that puts her trust in (Jod and recognizes his law and the welfare of the general public is the nation that will prosper and live. Yes, "Blessed is the nation whose (i od is the Lord." Mr. Jones held his hearers spell bound for nearly two hours and many were heard to say that they were glad that they were there to hear him. Surely all lovers of truth with unbiased minds could not help but say that Mr. Jones presented the subject fairly, and all they need to do is to watch the future to prove his statements correct. A Nhotini; pm! it ion. "Maud Muller" ought to have had one of those be-rulTed sun bonnets that Carpenter A; Bos worth now have their window stacked with and she wouldn't have been tanned. Her feet would have been a great deal prettier if they had been encased in a pair of their elegant shoes, if we are judges in the matter at all. She would have looked sweet in a dress made of one of those pretty light-blue percales. Let's see; was she a blonde or brunette? Well, she is tanned, so she had better get a pink one. Let us suppose she is going to marry the judge, after all, and we are going to buy her trousseau. Let's begin at the bottom of the store and go up. We are not hard to suit and it doesn't take us long to make a selection of some of the very nice muslin under wear in the basement. We go up stairs then and look around in their shoe de partment. Well, it takes us a long time to make a selection here. They have so many styles and we find each pair prettier and newer than the other. Finally we decide on a pair of neeele toed tan shoes and a pair of serviceable black ones and some lounging slippers and a pair of white kid slippers to go with the wedding gown, which we will get from one of the lady clerks in another part of the store. The wedding will be in June, and as the bride is a girl of excellent taste, it does not take us long to make a selection of some of their pretty Swisses that are in and are new very pretty. Well we have bought the bridal dress and now we must look around for some other costumes. She must have a new silk waist. Which shall it be, one of those fancy plaids, or the new printed warp talTetas or one of those handsome Per sian effects? Well wo decide on the tirst one and we straighway purchase it. Well she ought to have a dress off of one of these fancy spring suitings. We decide that we will take some sam ples and the obliging clerk cuts them off and we take them home to the bride for her to make the selection. A i-cu "! ofNtrAlini; Chicken. Plymouth is not the only place that they have trouble. Even the nourishing little city of Lapaz meets with trouble that sometimes calls in legal adjustmen Today a widow from that hamlet by the name of Catharine Korp appeared before Justice lteeve, and swore out a warrant against one John Nichols,who, this lady says, had attempted bodily injury by choaking her. She also says that this same man Nichols, did then and there without provocation strike her little daughter, blacking both her eyes. In regard to this trouble, she in formed us that she had been accused of stealing chickens, and she was willing to swear that she had not cooked a chicken in her home for more than a year. It is expected to soon have the offender of the law up before his honor in a few days. A l''re l.wl ure. Dr. Houser, the well known author and orator, is to give one of his enter taining talks in the opera houso next Monday night, April Bl. He needs no special recomendation at this time for the people of Plymouth always expect something good when his return is an nounced. The lecture is to bo illustrated with some stereoptican pictures which the Dr. produced in Europe. FROM THE DEAD. A MESS ACE FOUND IN A BOTTLE ON LAKt MICHIGAN. A Letter Purporting tu llue Itreu Sigurd by former Kr-titletit oT I'lymouth .luM. Hefore Drowning II imxelf -A l.:i-l Pa reu el I to "Mot tier." Miller, Ind., is a small village located m Lake county, on the Lake Shore rail road. From this little hamlet comes a tale from the waters of Lake Michigan w hich may, or may not be of great im portance. A letter from the postmas ter at that place gives the following information: A few days ago a fisherman while plying his avocation, found a bottle tloat ing upon the water. When he secured this small vial, he discovered that it contained a slip of paper. He immediatly uncorked the bottle and upon the paper was written in a bold back hand these pathetic words: "When you see my dear old mother tell her lam no more in this world. 1 have taken a watery grave and tired of living. So good by to all. I leave a watch in the pawn shop on Clark street that my great grandfather gave me." John Davis, Plymouth, Ind. The paper upon which this message was written was taken from a note book and looks as though it had been torn out after the writing had been done While there might not be anything in the missive, yet there may be some foundation for the same. We have as far as possible made dil igent inquiry and have not yet found any clue to anyone ot the above name being missed from this locality. Court Note. John S. Zerit vs. Samuel Oldfather; suit for damages for alleged false im prisonment. This case came to Mar shall county on a change of venue from the Kosciusko circuit court, was tried in this county before a jury in June, IW.r.i, plaintiff obtained judgment for $1,17)0. The case w as appealedjto the su preme court, judgment reversed and new trial granted. On defendant's motion for a ch uge of venue from this county the case is eent to Porter county for trial. Change perfected. In the cases of Jacob Handervilie, John Ilunsley et al., Orlanda (off et al., Thomas Ilunsley, William Ilunsley, against the Pennsylvania company, five cases, which were brought to this county from Laporte county, the court, on plaintiff's motion, grants a change of venue to county, to be per fected within :0 days from April 2, IS'.',. The case of the Hamlet Hay com pany vs. the N. V., C. & St. L.K. II. Co., which was brought to this county from Porter county on change of venue, in which plaintiff claims damages on ac count of hay destroyed by water backed up by the railroad grade, occupied the time of the court and jury most of last week. The jury returned a special verdict containing 115 questions and answers and a general verdict for the plaintiff, assessing its damages at 6570iUiO. Sarah Barber vs. C. B. Tibbetts, on account. Trial by jury, verdict for plaintiff, .2U.su. (ieo. Shafer vs. Oregon C. (Jibbons, suit on note. Trial by jury. Case given to jury al S:.'l0 Tuesday evening. hiircli Item. The Presbyterian Sunday school has over-tipped the three hundred limit, the minutes of last Sunday showing that at the previous Sunday the attend ance had reached three hundred ten, last Sunday it was probably more. This school with its strong array of teachers has one of the best regulated primary departments in the state. Every one is invited to send their children here, and also come themselves and take part in some of the several adults classes of the main school. We are now just com mencing a new quarter's lessons, which will bo very interesting the school con venes at 12 every Sabbath. The V. P. S. C K. topic for next Sab bath is "Will one Excuse Stand," under the leadership of Flora Astley. We would be pleased to have all young folks meet with us at ti o'clock. The I'aiiioUH Smalley. The fame of the Smalley bicycle con tinues to spread. It is now universally recognized as one of the finest wheels manufactured. Today an autographic letter was receive! at the cycle works from Budyard Kipling the celebrated novelist and traveler, as follows: "(lentlemen Will you kindly mail me your cataloguo of bicycles to 2f0 Fourth Ave., New York City. April I. Truly Yours, Budyard Kipling. Plymouth Cycle Mfg., Co. Plymouth, Indiana." STAKT ED HIM ANYWAY. : - Or Iniiil -. .... , i .-. ""J I V , ji fK VS:7rl I ' 1 I 'i 7 ' "i;.Ui'"i4i Willie If there was a war in South Africa you would po, wouldn't you? Cholly No, Willie, I don't think 1 would. Why do you ask? Willie 'Caue I heard Sister Annie say the other day that vou was a bore. N. Y. World. THAT BURGLAR. A Full Ariuy Corp-. Turned Out to Discover .Villi; lity Thieves still at Large. Tuesday Mr. .Jerry Plain ami his estimable wife were in the midst of the laborious duties of cleaning house. That evening they concluded to linish a well spent day by attending the services at the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Hubbard, who had been assist ing them, left the house for home, as she was leaving the yard she saw two men it is said, and a light in the cellar. This was sullicieiit evidence of course. 6he immediately came down town and gave the alarm. In a short time ollicers, Meyers, Lower, and JJennett accom panied by something short of half the male population of the city started for the house that was being robbed. When they arrived on the scene, dark ness and gloom was visible all around. After securing the key, and preeeeded by a trembling reporter of Tin: Indk pkndknt, they commenced a systema ic search of the premises. On the out side there was a brave man for every picket on the fence, and four for each post. The first floor was thorougnly searched, it is said that Lower went so far in his work as tc crawl under every bed. Not findmsr the house breakers on this lloor they went into the garret. Here their search was in vain. Then they thought of the cellar. Here was where they were hid, in their minds. When they arrived at the cellar door, the nerve of Tin: lNDi:ri:Mi:NT fellow weakened, and it is said his voice trem bled when he asked Bennett for his re volver. Put Iknnett said "Xit." There is no one down there, said IJennett, and he gazed down the stairway with a bad glitter in his eye. Meyers tried to push the brave reporter down into the cellar, but the young fellow majestically moved him aside and started down on his perilous journey, determined that if some one had to surrender their life, it would be the representative of the press, which has heretofore given up every thing for the benefit of hu manity even its boodle. But why dwell upon this terrible scene? There was no one there, and even the stoves which had lire in re mained in their accustonu d places. Of course The Independent has a tbeory but we are not in position to give it up without a goodly sized pile of 1 to 1. Two of a Kiinl. The printers and quill drivers at Val paraiso are out after an ollice. They have realized what it is to work ten to fourteen hours a day, and take their money when they can get it. .1 ust as soon as our friend Small of the Yidette announced himself as a candidate for the oflice of representative, the foreman of the Valparaiso Messenger comes to the front and announces him self as an aspirant for the same office, and dependent upon the recognition of the same convention. Now there's pluck for you. It is considered a haz zardous undertaking for a political party to recognize even one printer as a candidate, that is a shrewd political policy, you know; but when it comes to two, there is surely something of ut most importance at stake. All we can do is to wait for the result from Val paraiso with bated breath. A (all. This evening at 7::i0 o'clock the People's party will meet in conven tion at their hall, corner of Michigan end Washington streets, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the com ing city election. By oudeu of Com. I I ' V I ' II' III III i i.i r . - Ft liTIl WAJ1I) CASK. MAYOR SWINDELL IS SUSTAINED LiY THE COURT. The I .MMtli Ward faoe Onee Moreon Im k - Jiulye MurtoH Keinlei Iii- leriitii Vi liie-d.M Afternoon. The great Fourth ward case has once more appeared in the courts, and was the attraction at the court house Wednesday. It his beeu the general im pression that the judge would not sus tain the demur. Hut ho did, holding that the former decision ot the Supreme court in this case practically decided the case in favor of the mayor, and the Judge rendered judgments in favor of Swindell for costs. Maxey and O'Keefe prayed for an appeal. M llonal.l liouI.l Take " Mood-.." Our old democratic tried-in-the-lire McDonald is surely in need of some remedy that will remove that condition of his physical ailments and permit him to look upon his neighbor with a less jealous eye. It is a well-known fact that we represent " Independent No. 1," while he manipulates his quill on " In dependent No. 2." In his issue of yesterday he attempts to tell us that we have no right to men tion candidates who affiliate with the democratic party. We are at a loss to know how he can possible claim a pres tige over the only ollicial independent paper of the Queen City. It will be remembered that l.ditor Mc. some time ago, while laboring under strong mental excitement, denounced his al legiance to the democratic party and boldly avowed his position in the future as "independent in all things." Now, if he would follow out the assertion he made at that time the people of this city would believe the position assumed by this doty editor was done with a desire of leaving every vestige of parti san rottenness behind and rising into a higher atmosphere of political purity. How he has succeeded has been thor oughly demonstrated in his weekly paper ever since that time. It was but one week after miking this announcement and discovering that it did not "cut much ice" with his former constituents which way he went, that he began to "crawfish." Since that memorable occasion he has been found in the ranks of the democratic party "sawing wood" with a vengeance. Now, what we would like to know is: Who has a better right to mention those that would make good timber for the city council than The Indepen dent ? We represent a principle which McDonald cannot conscientiously say we do not adhere to. While it is true, that we favor men who belong and atliliate with different political parties, yet we propose the names of those whom we believe will lay aside party alliliations and work for the good of our city. It has been fully demon strated by Kditor McDonald that he is thoroughly partisan. His assertions to the contrary are from the lips only; no deeper. If he opposes a candidate nominated by his party it will be through personal motives, and that alone. As previously announced, we propose to support the candidates whom we believe will conduct the business of Plymouth in a manner satisfactory to the people, and we will not for one moment take into consideration what party with whom they atliliate. It can be readily seen, without using a black board illustration, how quiet this great exponent of political independence has been regarding the available timber in our city for councilmen. And right here we will make a prediction: The editor of "Independent No. 2" will under no circumstances countenance or sanction a candidate who is not a thor ough democrat. Again: If the people's party m its convention tomorrow night will nominate all democrats Mc. is liable to desire his party to concur in the nominations. Now, this is not for the purpose of saying anything derog atory to the people's party, but to give the people an opportunity to study the patriotic efforts of our esteemed con temporary of the " Independent Organ No. 2." Tliev FiilerlaiiM'U. The Misses Laura Linkenhelt, (Jrace McColl and (Jertrude Peterson enter tained a few of their young lady friends to a luncheon at the home of the latter last evening April S, in honor of Miss Marguerite Humes lot Ii birthday. Those present were: MisM-s - IaIs North Laura I.lnkoiilu lt Augie Houghton Craw Mi-Coll littie Dickinson Certriule Peterson Susin Wallace Marguerite Hume.