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Weekly .mc..inrito emu oeoe Vol. J . PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1890 No. 48. THE 3I0X0X SKKI CO. METHODS OF CHICAGO COMPANY INDICATE FRAUD. Proposition Limite! to Three People in : Neighborhood Sent Out in i:t nl i I A Peculiar Limitation of l.o :i!il ' ;ie I heir Method a ia, Hue. Some time since Tiik Ixkki'kndiat published an advertisement of the Monon Seed Co., of Chicago. It offer ed prizes to those who would make a list of the largest number of woids containing only the letters which occur in "Monon Seeds (I row,'" and attracted considerable attention. Many people of this city and vicinity began the preparation of lists. When completed these li Us were mailed to Chicago and in due time what pur ports to be a typewriter letter, but what is in fact, a printed circular letter with merely the address written with type writer, was mailed to each of the con testants. The prizes offered in the advertise ment were cash. The letter proposed to give neighborhood prizes in addition to the cash prizes advertised. The let ter reads as follows: Dear Madam: On the 13 of last month The Monon Seed Co. commenc ed giving a special "Neighborhood- prize to the three contestants in each locality from whom we received the best list of words made from the letters contained in ''Morion Seeds (I row." You are one of the lucky three' and entitled to one of the extra prizes for your locality. The other two are being notified today. If you return the enclosed agreement signed within six days you will be given first choice of the three extra "Neigh borhood" prizes. The three extra prizes consist of: First A very pretty, genuine diamond ring, gold setting, ( guaranteed genuine.) Second A genuine Ansonia watch (gentleman's size,) American movement stem wind and set, guaranteed an ac curate and reliable time-piece and ab solutely dust and water proof. Third An alter dinner Silver Tea Set, three pieces, (tea pot, cream and sugar) quadruple plate, prettily engrav ed and cream pitcher is gold lined. These extra "Neighborhood"' prizes have no connection and do not inter fere with the regular prizes which will be given in the contest, and rewarded promptly at close of same. No charcre whatever is made for this extra prize, excepting that you order our Spring Collection of forty beautiful Flowering JJulbs (2.75) and agree to show them now and also during the season when in bloom, to your friends and neighbors and tell them we have many just such bargains. The object of these extra prizes is to have our bargains m Bulbs thoroughly advertised in every locality, and will be sent only on conditions named in agree ment. Please understand that it is necessary to return the enclosed agreement sign ed within six days which entitles you to first choice of the three extra elegant prizes. Kindly accept our congratula tions and we trust your receiving this extra prize will increase our popularity in your section. We remain Sincerely yours, The Monon Seed Co. It will be noticed that each recipient of one of these letters was "one of the lucky three.'' Of course there may arise some question as to the specific definition of the word "locality," but the general acceptance in cases of this kind would be that locality meant the village or city, and not the people of a block or a short section of a street. e have no further comment to make at this time, but shall deem it a favor on the part of every subscriber who received one of these letters to give us further information in regard to the matter. It has a bad look as it stands, but if the Monon Seed Co. is dealing fairly and justly with its pa trons, we shall be very glad indeed to set them right before the people of this locality. Thinks Her Son Drowned. John Davis left Pittsburg, Pa., last September to hnd employment in Chi cago. A letter received by Mrs. Davis, his mother, who moved from (ireene county to Pittsburg in August, was the last heard of him. One day last week a bottle containing a message signed John Davis and saying that he hau lounu a watery grave, was washed upon the beach at Miller's station. Mrs. Davis, laboring undsr the belief that her son's body had been found. left Pittsburg and arrived at Miller's station, only to find that beyond the message the mystery was not solved. Mrs. Davis was 70 years old and her son was her sole support. The mother will spend several days in Chicago in the hope of finding some tidings of her son there. The above was taken from the Mich igan City Chronicle of Monday last. Recently The Independent published the letter that was found at Miller's station. As it might be possible that this should in some way reach the eye of the aged mother we will re produce it and forward the original copy to her ' it her address will be for warded to the j Plymouth Independent. The follow ! ing is the letter: ! "When you see my dear old mother ! t' ll her I am no more in this world. I i have taken a watery grave and tired of ! livuu'. So good-bye to all. 1 leave a i uaich in ihe pawn shop on Clark street il.ai my ureat giandfather gave me. .Iom.n Davis, Plymouth, Ind." . Happy Wedding. Tuesday at 7 p. m. the marriage of J. IVJvr Hansen and Miss Katherine Theurer took place- at the Lutheran Kvangelical chinch. The friends of the bride and groom had decorated the church very prettily and a large num ber of invittd guests were there to see the ceremony. Two ushers preceeded the bride's maid, Miss Marie Theurer, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who was fol lowed by the bride and groom as thev miiclied up the aisle to Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." played by Miss Amelia Haag, the church organist, llev. (Irob then tied the nuptial knot wi'li the impressive (ierniau services. The bride was dressed tastefully and becomingly in a cream-white henrietta gown, trimmed in lace and ribbon. She carried a bouquet of large white roses. The groom wore the conventional black. The bride's maid, a sister of the bride, wore a pretty white dimity with pink roses. After the ceremony the guests assem ble i at the future home of Mr. and Mrs. Hansen, where a reception was held and delicious refreshments were served. Here the guests made merry until a late hour. They received many handsome and useful gifts from their many friends and relatives. The groom is a well-known employe of the Novelty works. The bride is a young lady who has made her home for some time in Plymouth and who formerly lived near Bourbon. On The Trail. So far as we are aware Plymouth has so far been fortunate enough to steer clear from vilifying intluences of the Kansas City Sun; although there is not a shadow of doubt there are some peo ple in our city who would furnish, good material lor its columns, lhis uiper has a faculty of learning through its secret agents and correspondents, all the mean things committed, Especial y does it take extreme sjtisfaction in presenting things to tin. public gaze that would in a majority of cases have been better left unsaid. It is a med ium through which personal animosi ties and personal spites can be worked off to a good advantage. At Columbia City, a correspondent to that paper has kept the town in a continual hubbub for some time, and those interested have had blood in their eyes. It is thought that they are onto the right party, and it will in all proba bility cause a cessation of the sen sational editors. Altont the Motion Seed Company. The Monon Seed company, with which the people of this city are some wnat acquainted, has Deen üoing a large business, but in its overweening disposition seems to have run a-foul of Uncle Sam. It will probably now be called upon to define the word "local ity." The Record of Friday con tains the following: " Five packages of mail containing more than 3,000 letters addressed to the Monon Seed company, Monon building, Chicago, are held by Inspector Stuart under a lottery and fraud order. The tiriu is said to have been running a prize contest of such a character that Inspector Stuart declared yesterday that one glance at the literature sent forth by this company had satisfied the government that its methods were ll legal. Volumes of mail have been pouring into the company's otlice, the live packages now held in the postoflice representing but two days receipts. At the otlice of the company it was said that the manager was out and that no one else could give any information, re garding the business. "The Monon Seed Company, Seeds, Bulbs, Shrubs, appeard upon the olllce doors, but inside the place more nearly represented jeweler's than a seed store. Cases con taining electroplated articles, watches and the like, occupied that part of the lloor which was not taken up by four typewriters anil clerks. Make it Thick. Ihe cowardly dog who distributes uroKen glass on J,iK.nart s streets is known to bicyclists and will be prose cuted should he continue the practice. ((Oshen Democrat. We would advise the boys if they are sure they are onto the right fellow, to buy a bucket of tar and purloin one of their mother's pillows. This in ou estimation would have a more saluta tory effect than anything that could be adopted. A man who can wilfully com mit such a mean, conteraptable trick, is only worthy of a coat of tar and feath ers. AFTER THE PRISONER. It u mors ICt'ga ruing the Ponible Attack on the .Jail Caused the Nheritl' tu Take Itrcu tu South He ml. Ever since the incarceration of Leroy Jraeus for his dastardly trutish acts of Sunday morning last, the air has been illed with that stillness that in many cases denotes the approaching storm. There is no doubt that a large number of iaw abiding citizens in this county lave realized in their minds that this earth was no fit abiding place for this ellow Uracus. If there was a con- piracy to let this monster hang at the end of a rope it has been kept be neath the surface in a manner that has materially batlled detection. Monday evening rumors were alloat hat caused the sheriff to take extra recautions to guari the prison, and owinj- to the fact that a number of peo ple commenced congregating in our city Tuesday evening, and peculiar messages that were Ilashed over the wires, sheriff Smith decided to remove he cause that was attracting the mass es of au outraged community toward j the Marshall county jail. Ordering a carriage last night between U and 10 o'clock, it was but a short time until Deputy Sheriff Black was enroute for Lapaz where the train for South Bend was taken, and today Bracus is confined in the jail in that city. It is truly marvelous how patient the people are at times, haw is a peculiar creature, and it seems to take so long a time to move its ponderous body that the masses became antagonistic to its efforts. Vet, men should consider an act wherein a life is forfeited to their passions. It matters not how guilty a creature may be, the taking of the law in the hands of an indignant people, is neither more nor less, than murder. ThU Takes the Belt. A special from Warsaw to the Chica go Times-Herald Wednesday says. " The strangest phenomenon ever seen in this city was visible yesterday during the big storm. It was a mirage of the Ma sonic Temple in Chicago. The great building hung in the sky, apparently over a wagon factory near the public square. Yesterday was a strange day in more ways than one at this place. The wind was high and.the rain fell fur iously. Hail as large as walnuts rattled on the housetops and battered the win dows of buildings. A great cloud hung after the storm had subsided, in the western sky and on its face was pictur ed the Masonic Temple in complete mirage. The structure was plainly vis ible and people could be easily seen walking about in its vicinity. Warsaw is KW miles from Dhicago. Valparaiso Messenger. We don't blame the Messenger for in timating that there is something radi cally wrong with the water they drink at Warsaw. Outside of this particular we might mention two other features that might be an indirect cause for such an extraordinary optical illusion. We would call the attention of our reader to the fact, that this mirage ap peared over a wagon factory. Now if this factory in our sister city has the grave vard appearance clustering around it, like unto the one that is lo cated in the suburbs of our industrious city, there is without doubt some pro nounced reason for the illusion. But a more potent reason is admisa ble. The party who is given the credit of witnessing this mirage is a rank "gold bug." No doubt that morning this illusionist was looking at the Chi cago llecord cartoon, which represented Buck" Hinnchsen, the chairman of the democratic state central committee. "Buck" is represented as leisurely lean ing against the Masonic Temple, coolly surveying the held. Ana why not. i He has all the single standard fellows on the run. This latter cause, no doubt gave rise to this sensation. Oh, we are living in a progressive age ! Half Hates to South Henri, Ind., A reo tint State. i.A. 1C. of Indian. The Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Ii. B. will sell excursion tickets to South Bend for above occasion from points in Indiana, May 12 and 12, good returning May 15, 1830, at the rate of one faro for round trip. For further particulars call on agents 3 "I" route, or address S. S. Whitehead, U. P. A., Kankakee, Ills. Constipation is eenerally caused trf inflammation of the lower portion of the rectum. . Tai 10 drops of Brazilian Balm twice a day; also injsct half a tea spoonful each night. A two weeks course of this treatment seldom fails to snake a parmansnt cure. Never purg yourself lor constipation. For sale at Peoples drug store. Church Item. Township Sunday-school convention calender: Union, Saturday, April 25, Burr Oak; Center, Tuesday, April 2S, Bichland: West, Thursday, April 30, Donaldson; Polk, Saturday, May 23, Barber church. Bttv. .1. T. Charlton, who for several months past has been the pastor of the Presbyterian church, left Wednesday morning for Indianapolis where he will remain a short time before returning to his home in Kentucky. A large number of his former congregation are sorry to see him leave Plymouth and though a young man, they had confi dence in his ability for good work in hi? chosen profession. The meeting held at tha M. E. church Tuesday evening was not very largely attended. The matter" regarding the work on the church, or the erection of a new edifice was thoroughly canvassed and it was decided to proceed with the work in hand and repair the present structure. One feature that we be lieve very important and which was not acted upon, was the arrangement for a new entrance. With a corner en trance, which we are informed could be easily done, and would give a modern appearenee, and thus do away with the many inconvenience already so notice able. We hone this additional necessity will be forthcoming. Tli- Al yaiice A gfent . The important position occupied by the advance agent of any aggregation to a large extent is responsible for the financial remuneration of the show. This was never more forcibly expressed than in billing the town of Lapaz for "Harris Bros.' Funmakers." Now, Bert Harris has been filling the prsition as advance agent for our home troupe for the reason that he could the more fully present the good qualities of his show. Thursday night was set for the great gathering and when our boys arrived on their special train they expected to see the streets lined with people. The feeling of the boys can be imagined when they discov ered the streets deserted and the ma jority ot the mh abitants of that quiet burg enjoying their rest. The question arose how such a ptate of affairs could possibly occur. The great three sheet poster and two cent lithograph that were displayed in the windows and on the bill boards looked inviting, yet there seemed to be something wrong. Upon investigation the horrible truth llushed upon the sluggish brain of the advance agent. lie had failed to put dates on the paper. It is said that the silence for a few moments fell upon the "black cork" artists was appalling and only broken by the thud made by Bert Harris bumping his head against the bill board. Something had to be done! The boys contemplating an overllow had not even taken cigar money along with teem. The manager Bert Harris was approached ir. a threatening manner by the stars for their salaries and Bert by eloquent prayers prevailed upon them to withhold their demands until he could he get his Saturday's sal ary for shaving the citizens af Plymouth. But that was not the ex tent of the trouble. The advance agent and manager could not pay the hall rent, and it is said by some of the boys that Bert put up his overcoat as se curity. Shrock and Stevens concluded that they would give a private entertain ment and notified some of the young sters that a free exhibition would be given at the hall. It drew quite a large crowd, and on passing the hat around they managed to rake of 62.01, which furnished enough money to pay their individual expenses. The boys this morning were breathing all sorts of ven gence on Bert, and ho can be found at Suit's barber shop weekly attending to his duties. Heath of Kohert Neil. Again are we compelled to record the the death of one of Plymouth's old residents. Thursday afternoon at 4:30 occurred the death of Robert Neil. Air. Neil was born near Belfast, Farna naugh county, Ireland, January 12, 1823. When he was 15 years old he, with his parents, emigrated to Canada and lived there until 18fC, when Mr. Neil moved to Plymouth, where he has since lived. For many years Air. Neil was engaged in the tailor's trade in this city, which lie discontinued about live years ago, since which time he has not been act ively engaged in any association. Mr. Neil was married shortly after coming to Plymouth, his wife and live sons and a sister surviving him. His children are (leo. Neil, Cohoes, N. Y.; John and William Neil, Chicago; Rob ert Neil, St. Thomas, Canada; and Ed ward Neil, of this city. SO FALSE MODESTY. i 1 w 1 i bin i ill w "Harold, papa calls you a fortune hunter. I'm sorry I'm rich." "So am 1. Everybody will say that i lmutrht me." Bay City Chat. tvm:i: citv. April 23, 1S'J'. Quite a number from this place at tended the U. B. quarterly meeting at the Island last Saturday and Sunday, and the M. F. meeting at Hamlet. Mrs. Kreighbaum and her daughter, Jessie Wells, of Ft. Wayne, visited with Mrs. Sherwood and family near Ply mouth, Monday and Tuesday. Miss Sarah Kyle went to Walkerton to work in the millinery store for Miss Milliard as trimmer. Mr. Martinilale and family, of Fly mouth, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs Al. Harman, last Suuday. Charlie Keller and wife, Chase Kel ler and wife, John Wolf and family, took dinner at Isie Millers last Sun day. Miss Lillie Bently went to Mill Creek to see her mother last Saturday return ing Monday. Air. Plumer has moved in his new house. Kd. Willcox moved in the house vacated by Plumer. Johnson & Lemert have opened up their butcher shop. They expect to keep a nice supply of fresh meat on hand. Mr. Boor has improved the looks of his house by a coat of paint. The M. E. L. A S. have changed their sewing to Saturday afternoon. J. F. Johnson shiped a car load of hogs to Chicago the first of the week. Mrs. McCormack, of Lapaz, spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Henry Jarrell. Frank Bennett has the lumber on the ground for his new house. Mrs. Lena Detwiler is at Sock Town for a weeks visit with her aunt, Mrs. Drallingar, she will return home Satur day. Mrs. Montgomery, of Argos, is here at present visiting her sister, Mrs. Har man. Mrs. Bertio McDonal, of Walkerton, who went toCeorgiaa few weeks ago for her health is so much worse that her husband started after her last Mon day to bring her back home. The baby also is sick. J. K. Johnson was at South Bend last Saturday, and bought a nice, young horse. He bought tw more on Mon day at Walkerton. John McCormack is able to be on our streets again. Evert Tole, of Hamon, made a llying trip to Ed. Monroe's, last Monday and llew away on the noon train with his new bride, the former Miss Julia Thompson. We wish them a happy married life. Elder Tomas will preach at the V. B. church tonight, (April 23rd.) The M. E. ladies cleared some eight dollars at their supper, last Saturday evening. Everybody enjoyed them selves, and went home, happy. A. 1). Johnson has traded his property here for property in South Bend. He expects to move soon, we have not learned the business he expects to fol low, unless he is going to join the Sal vation army. With its splendid equipment, uni formed colored porters on day coaches to attend to the wants of passengers, elegant sleeping cars, unexcelled dining service, and facilities for quick time, the Nickel Plate road is in a position to make a favorable bid a secure its por tion of the business enroute to the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church at Cleveland, Ohio. Low rates are offered via this popular route. Tickets on sale April 2,.Uh, 30th, May 1st and 12th, good returning five days from date of sale. Tickets may be extended to June 2nd by depositing them with the Joint Agent within five days from date of sale. Gets Indignant. The worthy editor of Independent Xo. 2 rises in his righteous indignation and smites us over an attempt made, as he states, to meddle with his private affairs. The only thine stated by him in reference to the matter that we ob ject to is his classing us with the editor of the Republican. We are wholly re sponsible for anything that may appear in The Independent, but we do not propose to have one atoms saddled oil' onto us that arises from personal notices between the two old established politi cal organs of this city. Brother McDonald says we have "meddled with his private business and made statements about his affairs that were untrue, thereby showing a total lack of those editorial courtesies that should characterize those who pretend to be Christian gentlemen." These assertions, as made by our contemporary, Jshow a lack of good taste. The writer does not pretend to occupy the position he gives us credit for, that of being a Christian, a condi tion in life worthy for any man to oc cupy and good to aspire for. We have never meddled with his"private affairs." We did speak about his erecting an ad dition to his oflice, but in speaking of the matter, used no language that de notes anything but the gentleman. Let us see what he took exception to: "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 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 Ed itor McDonald has for so many years surely has a more comprehensive view of our ordinances. The truth of the matter isthat he knew he was violating the ordinance to a large extent, and therefore ignored the council wholly, by not asking permission." If anywhere in the above notice we attacked Mr. McDonald's private busi ness, we would like to know in what respect. We accuse him of violating the fire ordinance of this city, which cannot be denied. In the first place he did not call upon the council for per mission to build this addition, which any other citizen is compelled to do if they desire to construct a building of any description within the frre limits. Then again the structure that was erected is in direct violation of the city ordinance, and there is not one iota of evidence to prove that he was adopting a proper course in the constructing of this addition. This is a section of the ordinance. "Be it Ordained, etc., That no person shall hereafter erect, build or place or cause to be erected built or placed on anv lot or lots as herein described: Lots: 1, 2, 3, 1, 5, G, 37, 3S, 3'J, 40, 41, 42. 43, lfl, 12, 103, and the bank lot 44 and 40, all in the original plat of the town (now city) of Plymouth lud; any build ing or buildings or addition to any building or buildings heretofore erected (privies and chicken houses excepted,) unless the outer walls therefore be com posed of brick or stone with moriar. Any buildings built contrary to this order shall be moved or demolished by the marshall." When our friend McDonald inti mates that Thk Independent cen sured him through envy, he knew he was uttering an untruth, for we do not envy him one solitary thing he posesses in this wrorld, from the brainy matter beneath his hat to the political pull he persistently pulls at. We consider the interest of the citv paramount to any private individual and Mr. McDonald's residence of over forty years in Plymouth does not give him one solitary privilege more within the corporated limits, than the humblest tax payer who has resided here one year. These reiterations about his long residence in Plymouth are becoming quite a' "chestnut," and should be reli gated to the past. Personally we like Mc, we believe him a jolly good fellow, but when he man ages by putting up a good game of bluff to prevent the city officials from performing their duty, we propose to air the matter. So under the circum stances wo reiterate McDonald violated the city ordinance when he put up that addition and some one of the officials of this city neglected to fullll their duty. Licenced to Wd. .lerome II. Schroin ami Minnie A. I'icM. Vinton Squires ami l.lie t'layborn. Harvey ( arrothers ami Eflie Viunedge. Andrew .1. Claxtou ami Eli.aleth A. Wallace. Win. A..loliiiMin ami Hertha May Amlers. John V. Hansen ami Katie Theurer. lOxeut'feiou tt ImtiaiiMpoli. On account of the meeting of the (Irand 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, dood going April 21st and 22nd, and return ing up to aud including April 21. T. A. Downs, Agt.