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em I -Weekly c ndeoeedee A. Vol. JL PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 189G No. 40. LOTS OF THEM. A ComiiHiiiM utinii from llourboii Slious tlit? Drift of Nfiitinif lit Tlit'if. Editor Independent. Dear Sir: I accidentally picked up a copy of The Independent of Tuesday, pril T. and noticed the article, " Why Wo Are Hi metallists," and your reference to the letter of one 11. Zimmerman, secretary of the "League of Kobbers' at New York, to their co-laborers at Chicago, and your request lor the reader to be honest with himself, etc. The article in question should be published pam phlet or tiact form and scittered broad cast over the country. 1 also noticed an article in today's Chicago Record, an open letter from ex-Gov. Fishbaek, of Ft. Smith, Ark., to President Cleve land. You must read it and refer to it in your paper. Uoth this and your letter of Zimmerman's would make spendid campaign documents if placed in the hands of reading, thinking people. We have lots of determined bi-metal-lists, deserters of both old chronic gold bug parties in this neck of the woods and who do not hesitate to talk right out in meet in'; men who have been atniiated with both old parties, ami red hot partisans, but who have become tired of the dictation of party leaders who call us cranks, fools, illusionists, etc., for the sinip.'e reason uf our un doubted right to exercise our candid and sincere privilege to think and act for ourselves. Oh, no; we quit right here and will do our best to have a change at headquarters. The egotism of Cleveland to imagine himself as popular with the enlightened people of this great country as Diaz, of Mexico, is with his semi-barbaric greasers! But enough for this time, you will hear from me again. Respectfully, etc., J. II. ClIAMUEKLAlN. Bourbon, Ind., April S, 1V.3. Kpeukt of II in M t-t IioiU. The learned Prof. Starr, who took such delight in advertising the Inde pendent in Plymouth a lew weeks ago, runs up against a snag once in a while, and especially is this true, when he strikes a town where he cannot hire the press to be submissive to his dicta tions. The Independent received a lew sarcastic raps for exposing his way of receiving such excellent newspaper notices. We will also give the follow ing which he no doubt was not com pelled to pay for. It is taken from the Bochester Bepublican, and is as fol lows: "Prof. Starr and his assistants came to Bochester last Saturday, to spend a week exposing spiritualism but he only succeeded in exposing the fact that he does not employ honest methods tose cure the patronage of the people, "lie commenced his lecture last Sunday evening by declaring himself to be the spmturalist of the apostolic order, and then proceeded to denounce the spirit ualists of the nineteenth century, the various christian denominations and all persons who did not believe the earth and our solar system was created in six literal days. This array of intellectual (?) deficiencies, notwithstanding the fact that himself and w ife possesses un usual psychic possibilities, convinced his hearers that all the wheels in his head were not running in the same di rection. Because of his failure to at tract an audience, last evening, to pay the hall rent he did not go on with the show, and departed today for fairer helds. J he philosophy which the self styled professor presumes to deprecate is not learned in a day and does not therefore come within the comprehen sion of one who is in the least atllicted with in horn imbicility." The Allen Trial. The jury in the Allen trial returned a verdict Wednesday of "not guilty." This has been a hotly contested case and in same respects a little mystify ing. As near as we can learn of the matter, the evidence against the pris oner was weak. Mr. Burgener recog nized the prisoner by his voice and tho other witnesses were all reliable men. But the points made by the defense were hard to get around. These wit nesses swore that young Allen was in Clinton county at the time, the rob bery was committed, and although the News man thought the young fel low would get live years in Michigan City, the jury decided differently. It would be a severe blow to legal justice to sentence a man on general prin ciples. While there is no doubt that the record young Allen has established is very unsavory, yet we believe, accord ing to the evidence bearing directly on the case, the jury did its duty consci entiously. It is to be deplored that men who commit euch depredations cannot be sent where they rightly belong, away from the haunts of honest men. The FuniiiaUera. Tuesday night 0 of the boys who as sisted in giving the minstrel entertain ment last Friday with Manie Harris and Claude Fish went to Twin Lakes and reproduced fs nearly as possible t he minstiel given here. Arriving a little late they found the grocery store of .lohn Nichols swarming with people anxiously awaiting the arrival of "the troopers." w hen the curtain was pulled aside the boys looked out ot; a house crowded ;o the doors. The large auJience show ed their appreciation of every act by vociferous applause. After the audi ence had dispersed many were heard to remark that it was the best show they lad ever seen and had the people of hat vicinity known what to expect a still larger crowd would have been pres ent. The company 's known as the Harris Brothers, Funmakers," and hey hold forth in Lapaz next Thurs day night. The Kaie. Wednesday afternoon while the gentle spring zephyrs were playing with un kempt locks of the burly tramp ami kissing the dainty brows of the sweet girls who perambulate our streets with t lie latest style dresses, they were also playing pranks with the locks of our two great horsemen, Lamson and Wol ford. This is the kind of day that the poets have written about, and wherein many a young man feeling invigorated by balmy breezes has so far forgotten himself as to pop the question, and when he awoke to the realization of Iiis foolish act lias hired a kicking machine to attend to his case. But as we started out to say, this is the day that John Wolford and Frank Lamson were to risk their reputations as owners of thoroughbreds, on the race course. A great crowd was in attend ance and good speed was looked for. All of Plymouth sports were there of course, and also representation ot the sporting fraternity from South Bend, Ft. Wayne, Toledo, Warsaw, Valparai so and Bochester. .Messrs. Losey, O'Keefe and Martindale, were chosen as judges and Dr. Beynolds as starter. After twenty minutes jogging, the horses were called to score up and at the lid trial they were given the word to go. i,amson was on tue pole anu hau a shade the best of it, but in turning into the back stretch his horse, Lizzie S, broke, and Wol ford's horse, Fred, went to the front, holding it to the end of the heat, finishing about lifty feet ahead. Time li:()0 minutes. Second heat: They got a good start at the second trial. Wolford led down the back stretch but Lizzie S. got down to business and was rapidly going to the front but broke on the lower turn and lost so much that she was unable to recover all she lost and lohn went under the wire again victor. Time 111)1. Third heat. The horses were started without going to the stables. They got away at the first trial with Lamson ahead but Lizzie S. broke as usual on the turn and Wolf ore- was 100 yards ahead before Frank could get his horse on his feet. Wolford kept increasing his lead until the finish when he was 200 yards in front. Time 'AlJi U A I'li-a-ant tiatherins;. The county executive W. C. T. U. committee met in session with the local union of our city Monday alternoon. There were present, Vi of the Argos union and Mrs. Louisa Park?, of Bour bon. Our women had provided a lunch which was served before the time for business, making the social hour a very pleasing feature and heartily enjoyed by all present. The object of the meeting was to ar range a program aud secure a speaker for our coming county convention, to be held at Bourbon (by request) in the latter part of May. Announcements later. Pkkss Srir W. C. T. V. A (irueious iilt. Hon M. W. Simons tendered to the republican club the quarters just vacat edbythel. M. C. A. He paid the rent and turned it over to the boys for their use during the coming campaign. The liberality of Mr. Simons is truly appreciated by the club, and it will bo favorably remembered by them in more substantial way next fall. a A Petition. A petition is being circulated among the subscribers of the Plymouth Tele phone exchange requesting their signa tures, praying for the exchange to be kept open from 10 a. in. to 1 p. m., on Sunday. It is our desire to give our patrons all the service they desire, and would respectfully ask only those who are actually in need of this service to ign this petition. We believe the service will bo more satisfactory to give the operators this little rest they receive between the hours mentioned. Our de sire is to work for the convenience of our subscribers. Besp't Yours, C. A. Heenes Obituary. Maude Stoops was born Sept 2, 177, and died April 8, lbW; aged IS years. 7 months and 3 days. She united with the United Brethren church " years ago, living a faithful Christian life until called from labor to reward. She was a model girl in every respect. She was kinu hearted and good to all. She never shirked duty, in chinch or home,and her only thought was that she did not do enough for her church, home and friends. Indeed the church has lost a good and devout member, the commu nity an obliging and kind friend, and the home an affectionate and loving daughter and sister. Among the last words she spoke she told her father and sister not to worry and mourn for her for she was trusting in Jesus and it was well with her soul. The funeral took place lrom the L . B. church 1 nday at o'clock, conducted by O. F. Landis assisted by Bev. L. S Smith and the interment was made in Oak Hill cent- tery. Surely a good life has gone out from among us. but its hallowed influence w ill be held in precious memory by all who knew Maude. Nav. r- She is not tleail. She is not 14; Sin; lias but iotie to Him Whom she has lovcil. Whom she has servo! Iler !!, the All Suprei.ie. lemo-r;it ie City Convention. The convention was called to order in the Shakes hall at S o'clock by Adam Yinnedge. Samuel Parker was chosen chairman and Adam Wise, secretary. The chairman stated that the object of the convention was to nominate one councilman and two committeemen from each ward. It was suggested that the representatives of each ward separate into different parts of the room and make their choice. After ten minutes delay the chairmen of all the wards reported. First ward, Dan Harris for council man. Chas. McLaughlin and Chas. Drummond for committeemen. Second ward, John A. Palmer for councilman. Frank 1). Lamson and J. W. Houghton for committeemen. Third ward, John X. Wilson for councilman. Andy Molter and Adam Wise for committeemen. The nominations were made unani mous in full convention. The rooster was adopted as the de vice to be placed at the head of the democratic ticket, and the convention adjourned. That I ire Onlinaiiee Considerable adverse comments have been made regarding the action of the mayor and those of the committee con nected with the tire ordinance, and the construction of the new addition bvthe McDonald Printing Co. In the first place Mr. McDonald knew that according to the law of this city he was compelled to appear before the council and secure the permission to erect the structure. Mr. McDonald when called upon by the mayor and the committee said he did not realize that he was violating the city ordinance. Such an assertion is unreasonable. A man who has occupied the position Fditor McDonald has for so many years surely has a more comprehensive view of our ordinances. The truth of the matter is that he knew he was vio lating the ordinance to a large extent, and therefore ignored the council wholly, by not asking permission. Hither the mayor and those connect ed with our city affairs have committed a serious blunder m serving a warrant on Mr. McDonald or they have willfully neglected their duty as guardians of the city. The case against the Demo erat has been dismissed and the work allowed to proceed. If it is not legal and right why has it been permitted to remain upon the ordinance book so long? It places the city ollicials in no enviable light. Card of Tliiink. We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to those kind friends and neigh bors who assisted us at the last illness and at the death of our beloved hus band and father. Fspecial thanks are due the choir for its services. Mrs. L. Xussbauni and children. The M. II. Seiieral Conference. will convene at Cleveland, Ohio, May 1st. Low rates have been authorized via the Nickel Plate road for this oc casion. That company operators splen didly equipped trains with all modern appliances for speed, safety, and com fort. For time of trains, or other in formation address any agent or B. F. Horner, general passenger agent, Clove land, Ohio. An Attempted 11 old I' p. Tuesday night two "Willies," a com plete representation of the levee district of our excellent city of Chicago, ap peared upon our streets and commenc ed to ply their avocation. They first entered Kruyer's saloon, and intimated that they wanted whiskey or trouble, The latter being presented, they disappeared rapidly behind the main entrance. Cpon reaching the sidewalk they discovered a supposed victim in Milt Soice. They insisted on getting a quarter but instead of the sheckel, one of the toughs bit the dust, he arose from his humble position to once more bow himself to mother earth. Finding this locality exceedingly un healthy they strolled across the bridge and one of them came in contract with Messrs. Fred and John Kuhn. They gained no consolation here. This hobo then saw Leopold Lauer coming down the street and was convinced that he had a dead "cinch." But he failed to secure any money, and began to de monstrate a malicious air. Messrs.Kuhn saw the movement of the tough and went to Mr. Luuer's assistance. hut before they reached him the bum started across the street at a lively gait. J no. Kuhn went after him with but one purpose, and that was to get him. Af ter crossing the street there were two of the toughs, but by this time all thosa who were in that locality rallied for the work of corralling the two men. The fellow that Fred Kuhn was after started up the grade to the railroad track. When Mr. Kuhn caught him the rascal showed light.and did bit Mr. Kuhn severely on the right wrist, for which, he secured several exceedingly forcible reminders that he had not tackled an infant. When Mr. Kuhn brought the fellow down where the other bum was in charge of the other citizens, he had a linn grasp on the coat collar of the tramp. Suddenly the fellow made a lightning charge, and our popular butcher found himself holding a coat without a man in it. But Fred was in dead earnest, and his dutch was up and he soon had tho slippery fellow in tow s?gain. They were confined in the jail ni;:ht, and this morning brought before Squire Beeves, who lined them SIO and costs. Now let us make a suggestion to our city otlicials. These fellows have got what the boys call, in not the choicest English a "puddinV They will wax fat, and the joyful songs of content ment will spring forth from their dirty lips like the gurgling of many waters. They will chew the good "chuck" fur nished them by Sheriff Smith, and their hearts will run over with contentment. Now hire a man if necessary and put these fellows to work on the incomplet ed sewer. This is a good-thing, and will repay them for the devilment they have tried to perform. Severely Humeri. John Fogle is one of the men who handles the molds that construct the handle bars at the Cycle works. The bending process is done by heated sand at a very high temperature. Fri day morning while at his work, the iron plug which con tines the sand, blew out throwing the hot material in his face and on his neck and breast, burning hun in a horrible manner. At first it was thought that his eyesight was de stroyed; but when he was removed to the office of Dr. Knott, where with the assistance of Dr. Kaszer a thorough ex amination was made, the direful effect, w as found to be less dangerous. While he will in all probability be con lined to the house for a long time, yet the attending physicans believe, he will not lose his eyesight although the cov ering of the eyeballs was destroyed, it is truly a marvelous escape. The greater portion of the sand seems to have struck him on the neck and breast which are blistered badly. The Convention. The democrats held their convention Thursday night in the hall occupied by the people's party. Although there was no love feast it was noticeable that when ja staunch old democrat entered, the iloor fairly trembled. We hear it com mented upon frequently on the streets today that the gentlemen selected for the different wards are excellent timber and that the republicans will have to hustle to secure timber in their ranks that will win against the gentlemen chosen last night. After tho convention tonight it will bo time enough for the different candidates in the city to be spoken of. It looks as thoiif'j our city will be rep resented by good men, let them be from the iauk of either party. Liceutieri tu YVori. .lerimie H. Sehroii aud Mluu.it A. Williams, t IV LAW. But how can you break it, Mr. Lrief?" "Remember, 'where there's a will there's a way."' Brooklyn Life. Heiter Thun Iii' Curfew. Some of the surrounding cities are thinking seriously of adopting a curfew ordinance, which means that when the curfew bell is rung at 8 o'clock p. in., all children under a certain age must not be allowed on the streets. This appears to be getting back to the old "blue law." The better way is for the parents to use a shingle or slipper on the children who persist in staying out late at night. And also it would be a good idea for parents to make home so attractive for the children that they will not care to gad the streets. A great deal of blame should be placed on the parents, who permit the children to grow up on the streets "because they are such a bother at Lome." El wood Call Leader. This may be, in the opinion of the Call Leader, getting back to the "blue law," but if so we are heartily in favor of it. This law is not for the children of those parents who make home pleasant so the youngsters will not desire to roam the street, nor, we might say, is it for the boy whose parents utilize the rough side of a shingle or the hard ened portions of a slipper. A curfew ordinance is for those boys whose par ents seem to have no control over them, who, through some unexplainable rea son to a great many, have taken the bits between their teeth and do just abDut as they please. It is also for the boy whose parents are so wrapped up in their own self conceit, or ignorance, that they do not take the proper precaution to keep their boys at home after night fall, and who let them run at their own sweet will. Plymouth has a large number of that kind of boys and it is the duty of our city fathers to see that they are oft of the streets at unseemly hours. And it is a fact that Plymouth will have a cur few law. If such laws are reproduction of the "blue laws," for the sake of the rising generation and the home, let us ba?e more of them. And while we are along this line, we might speak about a cigarette ordi nance. Do you voters in Plymouth know that you are just as much to blame for the great crowd of young boys in our city who are slow ly killing themselves smoking cigarettes, as those who are placed in authority to make your laws? Well, you are. Tho temperance people hold up their hands in holy horror, when contem plating the disasters brought upon the American people through strong drink. Sermon after sermon is preached, and the curse of the liquor habit is pro claimed from nearly every rostrum. Yet when it comes to the damning in lluence of the subtle poison, they make a weak protest. The churches, the W. C. T. U. and all other kindred organiza tions, even to the Methodist confer ences, are adopting resolutions con demning men who use the filthy weed, known as tobacco; yet at the same time while they are doing this, their boys, perhaps only twelve or fourteen years of age, are in company with a number of their associates, behind a barn, tak ing extreme delight in tho "stolen sweets" of the cigarette. These are solemn truths. Ply mouth is in that condition today; and we know of scores of small boys who are acquiring this habit, and in some cases, the parents of those boys are in terested in the welfare of the rising generation and are using evry endeav or to bring about such reformation. It is time that those journals that profess g-eat love for mankind, should break the political shell that surrounds them, and raise their voice in behalf of the boys of our country, and less twad dle about the fitness of some favored politician for otlice. Instruct your city council to pass such an ordinance, and we will guarantee that it will be done. This is part of your fight, mothers, and eveu if you cannot go to the polls and cast a ballot, you can use that sweet womanly inlluence that bo nobly adorns the watcher over the home, that will do more actual good than your ballot. Brazilian Balm is the most potent healing agent known to the vegetable world. It reduces Inflammation almost like a magic. That is why its cuves in Croup, Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis, Pleurisy, Old Coughs and Rheumatism are so prompt and permanent. Fur kale at Peoples drug store. STILL THEY COME. A l.l.t of New Subscriber Who Have En rolled Their Name siace Our I-ast Kpoit. We herewith place before our readers the names of those who have been en tered as subscribers since our last re port. They, like the hundreds who have enrolled their names upon our list before, realize that they are receiv ing the benefits only to be derived by The Semi-Weekly Independent. the best paper, without a doubt, published in Marshall county. One of the prominent features to be immediately seen in this large array of names that have found their way to this ollice during the past month is that it is not the tooting of the pro prietors of this popular publication, but cold facts which are irrefutable. During these depressing times the reading public desires a publication that will give them all the news for the least money, and therein lies tho popu larity of The Independent. Following are the new ones: L J Wiseman, G C Goddard, John B Milner, Willis Burkett, Go Wr Miller, I X Mickey, Frank E Long, Levi Freis, C A Stuck, A Leed, Jas Harris, Wm Kaxter, A W Boggs, J II Gibson, Jno Ileckart, sr, X Wilson, X A Goodrich, Marshall Logan, Daniel Long, Clinton Kose, Lern Shafer, Chas A Thomas, Fred Shoner, Frank Lemler, John Ilenney, Isaac S Myers, Ginevra Elliott, Daniel Stuck, Ceo D McKinney, Peter Leer, Conrad Ileyde, Samuel Barber, L 1' Switzer, Anthony Shell, Martin Wenino, J no Boss, G W Sears, II Switzer, W E Fifer, Daniel dross, Jas ß Mann, J W Hagaman, Joseph lloldread, W G Brelsford, Geo Marks, Douglass Patsel, A L Landis, Stephen Overstreet, Henry Pontius, Milton Markley, C'r'lina Brumbaugh, A P Kleckner, Sylvester Logan, S F Henricks, Chas Hoggs, A V Wageninan, D Finch, Jno Smith, os Abare. Samuel Hums, Wm Kennedy, Willis Koch, Jno Lender, Edward Brundige, Isaac W Updike, Andrew Messner, Frank Weidner, Wright Whisman, David Heese, W F Wilhelm, Thomas Clifton, E Hishop, W E Hhoads, Chas Fruits, J Clemence, Mrs S A Hraverman, Jacob II Strycker, Holland & Co, XelsonLowry, Harmon Wilson. Maggie L lnbody, Levi Garl, A A Miller, Dr K H Aspinall, Mrs Geo Haag, E E Shively, W Jl Wilt, H Dickey, Wm Heagles, W II Kobinson, Daisv Powers, Jno Glass, Xewton A Hading, J A Thompson, Jno Sibert, Maggie Kitch, Jonathan Shupp, Clinton Holem, Geo W Gastil, Jesse Heldon, Ira A Goddard, ' Am mi Huple, Henry Kaley, Wm Lawrence, Edward Welsh, Ira Haag, Catherine Frazier, H W Black, Eugene Hader, C W Porter, Henry Moellhour, Hiram Goodwin, F M Mc Clurg, J L Marvin Jno Weissen, Adam Fletcher, W A Teeple, Wm Harris, Gidon Logan Conrad Lorntz, Kachel Kreighbaum. A Keiouible Com putt) . Some three years ago W. E. Wilkin son bought a watch case manufactured by the Keystone watch case company, and a short time age the plate gave evidence of 4 wearing olT around the edges. Mr. Wilkinson announced tho fact to deo. II. Baylor, who is the agent in this city. Mr. Baylor sent the case back to the company, stating the fact, and the company immediately forward ed a new case. They informed Mr. Wilkinson that they guaranteed their watch cases to be just as represented and were anxious to have everything satisfactory. The case received is a beauty and gives evidence that the Keystone watch company is reliable and fulfills its agreements. Excursion tu liiiliaiiMpoli. On account of the meeting of the Grand chapter of Independent Order of Eastern Star, at Indianapolis, the Van dalia lino will sell tickets at one and one-third fare for round trip. Good going April 2lst and 22nd, and return ing up to aod including April 21. T. A. Downs, Agt. Josiah Bacon, conductor on the P. W. & B. R. R., says "Brazilian Balm cured me of inveterate catarrh which I had for SÖ years." Brazilian Balm kills the catarrh microbe, making a radical cure. For sale at the Peoples.Drugstare.