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EctabUshed October 10, 1901.
HENDRICKS & CO., Publisher.
It B. OaiiDSBEH, Btfitov.
OFFICE In Bissel! Block. Comer Cento and
" Laporte Street. . .
SUBSCRIPTION: One Year in Advance $1.50;
Six Months 75 cents; Three Montts 40 cents, de
livered at any postoffice.
Plymouth, Ind., October 10, 1901.
The old familiar Plymouth Be
publican is no more. Under its sev
eral Dames of the Pilot, The Banner,
Tne Mail and Magnet, The Marshall
County Republican andlhe Plymouth
Republican it has for a full half cen
tury been a welcome and regular week
ly visitor in thousands of homes and
has carried its messages of joy and of
sorrow, of peace and war, of victory
and defeat, of adversity and prosper
ity to thousands of readers, many of
whom have now passed to that bourne
whence no traveler may return. It
has through all its long career, it be
ing the eldest newspaper jn the coun
ty, been a faithful chronicler of local
events, an ardent supporter of re
publican principles and ,a conscien
tious advocate pf aH.thiags tending to
. the betterment of its constituency.
In bidding farewell to the 'old paper
we shed a tear of regret as for an old
friend, for we have known and? loved
it from our earliest years and shall
aiwavs think of it with affection.
But though The Republican bas
ceased to exist there arises from its
ashes a new champion, full-grown and
full-planopliedT erect and eagle-eyed,
to battle for the right, to give its
influence toward the up-building 'of ;
the county and to perpetuate the his
tory of this community. The Plym
outh Tribune now courts favor and
begs the privilege of an introduction.
The causes that impel us to make
this change are not of sudden growth
but are based upon the progressive
spirit of the times and for several
years the change has been under dis
cussion. In the first place, the old
name itself has, in a sense, become
objectionable. Few new papers now
are given the name of a political party
and manv that have been so named
are changing. Such a name implies a
narrow scope and is often a limitation
upon the usefulness of the journal.
The Republican received its name in
1 856, at the birth of the republican
party, and at that time it was not so
much a newspaper as a weekly political
pamphlet. Its evolution from that
status to its more modern estate a. a
newspaper was so gradual as to be
almost imperceptible but it did grow
and for a long time it has been a
newspaper with a party affiliation in
stead of a party organ with newspaper
incidents. In discontinuing The Re
publican we desire to emphasize the
fact that the chief function of a
county paper is to give the news and
its advocacy of party principles is sec
ondary, though not at all to be over
looked or shirked.
Again, in a long and active career
under several different ownerships,
The Republican naturally enoiigh fell
heir to a lot of traditional sentiments,
many of which were unpleasant re
minders of a dead and gone past and
tended, in spite of earnest effort, to
foster a factional spirit within the
republican party in the county and
district. "We wish it to be well un
derstood that The Republican, with
all its likes and dislikes, is dea1; The
Tribune starts with a clean sheet and
so far as it is a party paper it is for
the party undivided and knows no
person or clique as against any portion
of the party. The Tetbtjne will be
an aggressive supporter and advocate
of republican principles, because it is
our profound conviction that those
"principles are everlastingly right, but
Jt will recognize no faction and be
swayed by no division. -
The Tribune, then, is to be first
of all a local newspaper for Plymouth
and Marshall county. As its name
Implies it will stand for the people
against all forms of aggression and
oppression and will be emphatically a
people's paper and a friend to libeity.
justice and equal rights and privileges.
It will at all times and under all cir
cumstances defend republican prin
ciples, reserving the right to criticise
men and methods within the party
according to its best judgment and
honest convictions. It will be the
republican organ within the county
and one of its dearest hopes will be to
see tli sit party placed in control of j
county affairs, but it has no purpose
and claims no right to domineer or
direct in the party organization. It
will not embarrass itself in the vigor
ous support or all republican nominees
by assuming to influence the primary
conventions as between'jeandidates.
This is the age of news in journal
ism. Personal journalism has gone
out of style to a large extent and the
purely political organ is passing. It
is in recognition of these facts that
The Republican is quietly chloroform
ed and buried and .The Tribune
established to. jfill a larger field. The
new paper is as large as any weekly
paper issued in Indiana. It is, so far
as we know, the largest homeprint
weekly paper- in the state outside of
the largest cities.
It is the only i weekly paper in Mar
shall county that is wholly within the
control of its editor and publisher in
all its columns, for the others come
here already printed " on one side in
another state. Our columns will con
tain more local news and matter of
local interest each week than those
of any other publication, and the
price-is only $1.50 a year.
Subscribers to The Republican will
receive The Tribune for the unex
pired terms for which they have paid,
and a large number of sample copies
will be sent to others in the hope of
inducing them to place their names
on our list. We solicit the support
and confidence of the people in this
new venture and will strive earnestly
to merit their good will.
Do not neglect to read carefully the
remarkable announcement printed on
the first page. i :
A London newspaper has it "on
high authority" that "the Boer war
is about to collapse" again, suddenly,
completely and unexpectedly. It says
the burghers are wearied of the strug
gle and tired of being hunted. Doubt
less both belligerents are wearied of
the struggle, but in Kitchener's hunt
ing of the Boers there is room for a
In an article by ex-President Cleve
land on The Safety of the Presi
dent," written for the "Saturday
Evening Post," he has this to say of
the part played by some of the self
constituted great journals and others:
, "A serious and thorough consider
ation of the peril which has so shock
ingly broken in upon the peace of our
national life would be incomplete in
its lesson and warning if it failed to
lead to an honest self-examination
and a frank dnquiry whether there
are not causes other than anarchistic
teachings, and perhaps near our own
doors, whose tendency, to say the
least, is in the wrong direction. Have
not some of our public journals, under
the guise of wholesome criticism of
official eonduct, descended to such
mendacious and scandalous personal
abuse as might well suggest hatred of
those "holding public place? Has not
the ridicule of the coarse and indecent
cartoon indicated to those of low in
fctincts that no respect is due to official
station? Have not lying accusations
on the stump and even in the hall6 of
congress, charging executive dishon
esty, given a hint to those of warped
judgment and weak intellect that the
President is an enemy to the well be
ing of the people? Many men who
are tearful now, and who sincerely
mourn the cruel murder of a kindlv,
faithful and honest President, have
perhaps from partisan feeling or
through heedless disregard of respons
ibility supported and encouraged such
things. They may recall it now and
realize the fact that the agents of
assassination are incited to their work
by suggestion, and this suggestion
need not necessarily be confined to
the dark councils of anarchy. Not
the 1 east among the safeguards against
presidential peril is that which would
follow a revival of genuine American
love for fairness, decency and unsen
sational truth' , j
a co::?uiiTr ctputed.
Last Saturday ereaiog a local mer
chant complained of toiness condi
tions and said that tkae& are hard,
that trade is not what it csce was and
that things generally are gcing to pot,
We beg to differ with bio- In the
general atmosphere of prosperity in
which the country is enveloped Plym
outh is sharing according to its propor
tion. This year the railroads have brought
more merchandise to Plymouth than
ever before, the reports of banks' dis
close the greatest volume of transac
tions in their history, the post office
receipts are above those of any former
year, the express business has broken
the record, the telegraph and tele
phone companies have never been
busier and all available labor has been
employed at high wages. The public
and private improvements put forward
here this season represent a very large
expenditure for work aüd material.
The amount of life insurance written
in this vicinity, since January has
nsver been equalled. Merchants, in
stead of being overstocked, are bring
ing in new goods. Fvery available
source of information fairly bubbles
with-facts and figures verifying the
assertion that times are good in Plym
outh. . ;
We venture the guess that the trou
ble with any man who complains of
hard times now rests within himself.
He may yet be struggling under a
load assumed when times actually
were hard; he may have become in
toxicated hy the ozone of prosperity
and ventured too far in the treacher
ous waters of speculation; he may not
be reaching out for his "lire of trade,
thus letting It pass by to people of
greater enterprise; or there may be
other adverse influences peculiar to
himself thatjare operating against
him Success Rinthe air here and
now and there is something wrong
with the man who does not attain it.
An exceptionally bright publica
tion called "Success" contains the
All occupations and avenues of en
deavor are overcrowded to the indo
lent, the nerveless and the incompe
tent. There is no room anywhere for
a lazy man without sufficient ambition
to enable him to rise. The world is
looking for the man who can produce
results, the leader, the aggressive
man, and the man who has a purpose.
Xo field is overcrowded for the origin
al man who can think for himself and
is not afraid of hard vrork. The
young men who are crying that there
is no chance, that the trusts have
ruined their opportunities, would not
succeed anywhere. The cry of over
crowded positions is a bug-bear only
to the weak and. incompetent. Those
who feel the power within them to
make their place in the world never
give "no chance" as an excuse for in
In the death of Brother Amasa
Johnson, Cyrene Council No., 944,
Royal Arcanum, has lost one . of its
most faithful and earnest members.
He was initiated December 19, 1898,
and continually took an active interest
in all of the proceedings of the Coun
cil, having in mind those who were to
receive the benefits of his watchful
The present substantial position of
the order in this community is to a
considerable extent due to him. It
is a source of great satisfaction to
his fraters, that the munificent sum of
three thousand dollars will be prompt
ly paid to those he loved best.
Brother Johnson was born in Green
castle, Indiana, April 25, 1837, and
died at his home in the city of Plym
outh, Indiana, at one o'clock Septem
ber 27, 1901. His life of forty-three
years in this city has been that of a
true christian gentleman and patriotic
citizen. His duties in all the relations
of life have been faithfully performed.
Nothing better can be said of any
lie was elected aud served three
times a mayor of the city of Plym
outh, and servedj.one term in the state
legislatura. In all the relations of
life, his actions were determined by
what he deemed to be right. He fully
realized that it was not for anv man
to always be correct, but he did his
best and accepted the result. In pri
vate lire as well as in public he was
esteemed by all who knew him, and he
held the confidence of all who came
within his personal influence.
He never abused a trust nor broke
a promise once given. Always straight
forward, he announced his position
openly, and never deviated from the
course he considered right. lie took
great interest in his army life, and
his public utterances on the great civ
il war have been received with at
tentive interest. His enlistment in
Co. D., 9th Indiana Infantry, when
in the dawn of young manhood, with
a good prospect of a professional ca
reer as a lawyer before him, showed
his jjatriotic zeal and love of country.
lie was elected captain of the com
pany and held. the command until the
close of the war. In the many bat
tles in vwnicn ne participates u.3 w as
always .at his post and his mili
tary experience was heroic. He
greatly laved his comrades in arms,
and they o?e,ver failed to receive his
careful Atfrmtion. nis bereaved fam
lly, his neighbors and his friends
everywhere, may well be proud of the
legacy he has left them as a patriot,
soldier, citizen. - "
Of Amasa Johnson, it can truth
fully be said that the world, society,
and - the . goreromemi are all better
for his having lived. JJjs family and
other relatives have the sincere sym
pathy of the members of Cyrene Coun
cil, as well as that of the 3Jtire com
munity. How well he loved his city, his fire
side and his home is well known to
all. He has passed into infinite rest."
We would not disturb. bim if we
could. Let us comfort our hearts
with the words of Bishop Newman,
which Brother Johnson loved so much
to hear sung by the choir:
'So long thy power hath blest me,
sure it will lead me on,
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and
torrent, till the night is gone:
And in the mom those a-igel faces
smile, '
Which I have loved long tinea, and
lost awhile.
He was borne to his last resting-
place by loving friends, under the
auspices of his beloved order the
Grand Army of the Republic, and his
body sleeps in beautiful Oakhill cem
etery. Farewell until the morning breaks,
well beloved Brother,
"Into the eternal shadow that girds
our life around,
Into the infinite silence wherewith
death's shore is bound, .
Thou hast gone forth beloved: and
we were mean to weep
That thou hast left life's shadows
and dost possess the deep."
II. G. TriAYER 1
P. O. Jones Committee,
General Alger's book on theSpanish-
American war, which his publishers
state "has been delayed and changed
because of the death of President Mc
Kinley," will be issued next Thurs
day. Opening his book with a survey
of the Cuban situation in 1898 General
Alger says: -
"The thoughtful observer of public
events during the years 1895-97 need
hardly be reminded that both the
Cleveland and the McKinley admin
istrations sought by every honorable
means to avoid complications with
Spain through protesting against the
conditions prevalent in Cuba."
He then comments, upon our unpre
paredness for war at that time and
the splendid spectacle of the country 's
response to the government's ultima
tum to Spain. He then leads the
reader through the hurried prepara
tions for war, its embarrassments and
difficulties, the persecution of the of
fice seeker, the disappointment of
hundreds of volunteers, the demands
of seacoast cities and towns for im
mediate and impossible protection and
the savage criticism of the military
administration's plans of campaign
and the battle with the apparently
endless list of shortcomings and griev
ances. Then follow the plans of cam
paign, the embarkation at Tampa,
which was severely criticised at the
time, but which General Alger is now
convinced, all things considered, was
not a mistake. The account of the
march on Santiago is graphically pict
ured and prepares one for the " fights
at Caney and San Juan.
The "round robin" incident comes
in for a fair share of space. While
the negotiations for surrender were
pending before Santiago the general
officers of Shafter's army met and
signed a round robin, which was given
out for publication. This paper show
ed great alarm over the threatened
coming of yellow and enteric fevers,
and went on to sav: "This armv
must be moved at once or it wll
Of the round robin itself General
Alger says he has no criticism to offer.
But he does criticise the publication
of it, saying that it was one of the
most unfortunate and regrettable in
cidents of the war.
General Alger reviews at length the
difficulties between General Shatter
and Admiral Sampson, and quotes
many official letters. He concludes
this chapter In these words:
"It is as difficult to account for
Admiral Sampson's seeming attitude
toward the army before the operations
before Santiago as to excuse him for
his contradictory statements sub
sequently made in his official report
After the 3d of July the admiral's
conduct may have been due to his
keen disappointment resulting from
his nonparticipation in the engage
ment with Cervera's squadron. Pos
sibly he felt tliat Shafter's request for
a conlerence on the morning of July 3,
innocent though !t was, was responsible
for his. being deprived of the honor of
active ly participating as commander-in-chief
in one of the most remarkable
victories in the annals of naval war
fare." Considerable space is devoted to
what he calls the "Miles-Egan con
troversy" in the commissariat in
vestigation, in the course of which he
"General Miles seemed to be pleased
with the notoriety which his startling
statement before the commission and
his subsequent newspaper interview
gave him; for again, on the 31st of
March, 1899, in New York ity, he
published, through representatives of
the Associated Press and of a metro
politan paper, additional tfh arges.
This unmilitary and questionable
method of making- in public grave and
scandalous charges regarding a broth
er officer and the work of his depart
ment -diarges which subsequent and
careful investigation proved both un
warranted and untrue seemed to ap
peal to certain Characteristics of the
major general commanding to which
reference here would be out of place.
"If we are to believe written evi
dence to the contrary, it does not ap
pear Uiat Gen. Miles was even hon
est in making his dilatory charges
that the tinned beef was issued as
the "pretense of an experiment," and
that it was not a part of the ration.
On the 17th of June, 1898, his most
confidential staff officer 6igned a letter
"by direction of the major general
commanding the army," instructing
the depot commissary at Tampa to
furnish to General Funez 10,644
pounds of canned roast beef, to be is
sued from the "subsistence stores of
the army." If we are to accept the
reading of this letter as correct, it
pyroes that General Miles knew that
canned fresh beef was a part of the ra
tion; that he knew there was a large
quantity of it'at Tampa for issue to
the troops; and that he so far approv
ed of its use as to direct that the ra
tion be furnished in large quantities
to our allies. "
Disclosures of the Latest Sexennial Enu
meration. The sexennial enumeration of
voters - in Indiana just "completed
shows an increase over 1895 of 67,274,
1,S50 of these being colored voters.
The total number of voters in the
state returned by the township trus
tees is 694,346, of whom 15,272 are
colored. The figures for Marshall
county are as follow.
1895 1901
White votes..... 6,479 6,505
Colored voters. 6
, Total
In seven counties there are no color
ed voters. In nine counties there has
been a decrease in the total number
of voters, these being as follows:
. Bartholomew 66, Boone 263, Carroll
19, Jennings 63, Lagrange 39, Noble
279, Owen 124, Porter 254, Steuben
164. The greatest increase is shown
by Marion 12,251, Madison 5,539, St.
Joseph 4,190, Grant 3,662 and Dela
ware 2,904.
Marion county will be entitled to
an additional senator and representa
tive and possibly one or two other
counties will have increased represen
tation in the general assembly.
October Juries.
Jury Commissioners P. J. Kruyer
and B. C. Southworth have drawn the
following juries for the October term
of circuit court: Grand jnry: Thomas
B. Lee, George W. Wymer, Albert
Ritchey, all of Bourbon Tp.; Samuel
Tea, Tippecanoe Tp.; O. D. Hughes,
Walnut Tp.; John Myers, North Tp.
Petit jury: Edward Locher, Mar
cus A. Jacoby, Bromine B. Parks, all
of Center. Tp.; ArnosR. Green, Union;
Jesse L See, Green; George W. Gans
hoen, Bourbon; Frank Yernett, Tip
pecanoe; George Kline, German; Fred
Hager, North; Lewis Sibert, Polk; J.
W. Kreighbaum, West; Noble G.
Goddard, Walnut.
Venerable Merchant Dead.
Charles W. Martin, a resident of
South Bend since 1837, and a pioneer
merchant of that city, died Mondav
at the age of 86 years. He was an
uaa Jrenow oo years ana an
elder in the Presbyterian church for
half a century.
TO OCT. 8. 1901
Ownerä of the on!y abstract books in the
county. Abstracts of title to all real estate
In Marshall county compiled promptly and
Mathias Beatty and wife, warranty
deed to Isaiah W. Beatty W of S E
1 of S 26, T 33, II 1, Ex A in S E Cor
and Ex R R, also 13 A W of R R in
W I of N E of S 35, T 33, R 1, con
sideration $2400.
John F. and Adaline Stofer, war
ranty deed to Emanuel Musser N 21 J
A of E 46 A of E i of S W of S 4,
T 32, R 4, consideration $1015.
Florin A. Singer and wife, warranty
deed to Phillip Hines lot inTippecanoe
town in S W of S 4, T 32, R 4, con
sideration $20.
james a. .Matcnett ana wire, war
ranty deed to John M. Robbiris E of
S E of S 27, T 34, R 3, $3600.
Frank S. Beardslee etal to 3Iatthias
Kitch W i of N W 1 of S 36, T 34, R
1, Ex School los $3577.50.
George F. Wahl and wife, warranty
deed to William C. Foltz and Jose-
phene his wife, S E 1 of S E J of Sec
34, Tp 35, R 3. Consideration $2800
John Carpenter and wife, warranty
deed to Thomas Whittaker, E $ of N
W and N E 1 of S W J all in Sec 19,
Tp 22, R 2. Consideration $4000.00
Thomas Simons and wife, warranty
deed to Lewis J. Hess N E i of S W
f of Sec 5, Tp 32, R 3. Consideration
$275.00 -
Edwin D. Mendenhall .and -wife,
warranty deed to Pennsylvania Com
pany 30 ft strips across lots 8 & 10 in
See 14, Tp 33, R 3. Consideration
Peter Apple and wife, warranty deed
to Pennsylvania Company, 25 ft strips
across iot 7, in N W a Sec 16, Tp
33, R3. Consideration 33.40
Lewis Paul and wife, warranty deed
to Elisha W. Good, 115 A off N end of
E of N E i of S 28, T 35, R l, con
sideration $975.
Elisha W. Good, warranty deed to
Hiram Magnus 11 j A off N end of E
i of N E J of S 28, T 35, R 1, consider
ation $590. '
Phillip Parrish Q C D to Keziah B.
Parrish Und J of S I of N W of S W
i of S 13, T 33, R 2, also of S W i of
N E J of S 13, T 33, R 2, considera
tion $i. f.
Real estate mortgages filed to the
amount of $500.
Light as -
A Feather -J Shoe Store. Never in the
history of Plymouth was there such a complete stocK of
Footwear to select from as you wil' find in our Shoe Store.
And when it comes to price we can save you money on each
and every pair that leaves our store. Call and see us.
1 F. martle's Cash Shoe Store
Kendall Block. -
Styes Can be Cured
and Prevented by Glasses!
Any person who is subject to styes can be
permanently cured with glasses. Styes, red
and inflamed lids, encrustations at the roots of
the lashes, are all caused by eyestrain. The
delicate muscles of the eye are out of adjust
ment and the overwork forced upon them causes
irritation and congestion. Lenses properly fit
ted will correct the clef ect and remove the strain.
We have the facilities and instruments for pro
ducing such results.
J. Losey & Son,
J. LOT LOSEY, Doctor or Optics,
109 Michigan St., PLYMOUTH. IN0.
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same thing. They are here in the correct Jsf
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We know they will please you. i
We also have some good values in Trousers to show X
you. You know we sell the Celebrated Ox Breeches. A 5f
new pair Free if they rip at the seams.
g Granulated Recti Snit 75c per bbh
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C Fruit Tars, Tin Cans, Rubbers
(p Sealing Wax, Stoneware,Flour
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(Ö BrlDg us your Butter and Eggs and get highest prices
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