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RIBUN ?clers office lTfebOl W j WEEKLY EDITION. VOLUME I PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1901. NO- 2 PTnTT TT TT i T-r r r-r T rr v-Tv TT TrT7, TT TT O W W . M 11. li IM IT 1UH IVli 11 ,11 11 ,c0 J ,1 . i ii WATTERSON Looking Forward to the Next ' Presidential Campaign. Louisville editor Seeks Gubernatorial Honors as Stepping Stone to Higher Things Will Endeavor to Heal Breaches In Kentucky Democracy Tor That Purpose- Louisville, Ky.. Oct. 15. Henry Watterson, editor of the Courier Journal, has overcome his antipathy to office holding, and has quietly announced to friends and a few politicians that he will not be averse co accept ing the nomination for governor of Kentucky in 1903. Watterson has made no public announce ment of his candidacy, but it is sow generally known that he is willing to accept this office and lead the Kentucky democracy out of the -wilderness into which it has wandered since the rise and fall of the Goebel dynasty. The Evening Post of Louis ville made the first announce ment of the fact that Wattersc n was a receptive candidate yester day in the following statement, in black type, on the first page: 'The most interesting politi cal event of the past few weeks is the announcement by Henry "Watterson of his candidacy for the democratic nomination for governor. During the past week Mr. Watterson has told a number of gentlemen in this city that he is already a candidate for the nomination before the next dem ocratic convention and has solic ited their support. So far his canvass has been much in the nature of a still hunt, and it was doubtless intended to keep it a secret for some time longer. Tht friends of other aspirants for the governorship were not slow, however, in hearing of the work btnng done in this city to pave the way for Mr. Watterson's can didacy, and, upon making in quiries, have learned that Mr. Watterson is an avowed candi date. "Not only is Mr. Watterson a candidate for governor at the present time, but he is said to cherish the most profound ambi tions for future preferment. He now desires to be the candidate of the democratic party for pres ident in 1904, and believes that if he can carry Kentucky m 1903 he will put himself in line for the nomination for president one year later. With this in view, he is doing all in his power to undermine the power of Mr. Bryan in the party and at the same time to ingratiate himself with the men in this slate, whom he has opposed in the past. He is working hard to induce the silver democrats of the state to forget the past, and is also hold ing . out the olive branch to the business men of Louisville." When Watterson saw this he smiled blandly and remarked: "Our afternoon contemporary .seems to have what the boys call a scoop." Then he smiled again, but not for long. His telephone bell began to jingle, and his office boy to pass cards into his sanctum. Reporters for rival sheets and representatives of out-of-town papers were on his trail. "Tell them Mr. Watterson is not talking," is all he would say to any one, and when he left his office h3 instructed his secretary and others to make this reply to all inquiries. He left for his home at Jeffersontown at 4 o'clock, and here he is free from intrusion as there is neither tele phone, telegraph, nor train con nections at that place after that hour. Altho'agh he has been in pub lic life nearly -forty years and has been considered "the man behind the throne" in more than one national administration, Henry Watterson has never but onco held public office, and when he retired that time he declared j he would never again accept an office of any kind. His one ex perience was in congress in 1876, when the people of the Fifth Kentucky district (Louisville) elected him to fill out the unex- T-ii r-orl form rf T?onrocfn nfivn Y. Parsons, deceased. He ac - cepted that time on the request of Tilden. He was made a mem bsr of the committee on ways and means, and his speeches on the electoral commission were thaninst nnteworthv utterances on that subject. This Tilden period was, in fact, the most no table and picturesque in Watter- cm'o nukli'n j.q-.i. i m k.M. " ft b ft l ft ft m i w-:r Since the seemingly irrepara- ble split in the democratic party over the money question first, and then over Goebelism, Wat- terson has felt that he might be service absolutely necessary be- ground and we should like to able to heal the breach, and he come highly specialized cheats come up to his level, but we can has devoted his energies in that and utterly sacrifice moral and not, since the employers require -,. , , . pconomic considerations. our presence on a lower level. n l rorimi t n o i n öt nr t n o. i Kentucky democracy he can ce ment all breaches and bring about a united party in the state. He is willing to make personal sacrifices and sacrifices of ease and comfort to accomplish this. As to the presidency or the plat form, that is a long way off, and Watterson has a habit of not crossing bridges until he reaches! them. NEW CANON REJECTED Episcopal Deputies Kill Proposed Law on Marriage and Divorce. San Francisco, Oct. 16 The troublesome question of marriage and divorce was set at rest for another three years yesterda' by the action of the house of depu ties of the triennial Episcopal conventicn in rejecting both of the proposed canons on the sub ject, which were passed by the house of bishops. The greatest fight of the convention has been over section 4 of Canon 36, vir tually forbidding the remarriage of a divorced person by a priest of the church. This had passed the house of bishops and had been adoped by a yea and nay vote in committee of the whole of the house of deputies. "When the committee rose and reported its work to the house a decisive vote was taken, not only on the troublesome fourth section, but on the entire canon, which was rejected as a whole. Canon 37, which provides for the disciplin ing of persons marrying again after being divorced, met with a similar fate. Too Much Complacency. London, Oct. 1C Lord Rose- berry, speaking yesterday at Birmingham on the necessity of Great Britain being better equipped in political and com mercial education, dwelt upon the "dangers of British compla- cency." . He urged his country- men to imitate the United States and referred to the "restless en- terprise of the Americans, their devouring anxiety to improve ex- isting machinery and methods and the apparent impossibility of accumulating any fortune, however gigantic, which shall satisfy or be sufficient to allow of leisure and repose." Later in his address Lord Rose- bery observed: "A disdain of finality and of anxiety for im- proving on the best seems almost a disease in America; but in Great Britain we can afford to catcb the complaint, at any rate in a mitigated form, and irive in ex- e change some of our own self complacency." ' ' PilUbury Very Low. Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 15. Practically all hope has been given up for the recovery of ex- Gov. JohnS. Pillsbury. He is suffering with Bright's disease, and during the past week he was unconscious the greater portion of the time. He was weaker yes- terday than at any time during his present illness, and it is be- vice-president, and the trans lieved that the end is not far er of the government to the duly away. : elected Cuban representatives. m Mr. Pillsbury is 73 years old JUid has not the vitality necessary to fight the disease. , , . - LAW OF HOST PAY CONDEMNED. London, Oct, 14. W. Bram- 11 Booth' who employS thous' ands orpoor men ana women m connectiou with the salvation a-rmv's snnial-elevation scheme. has caused a sensation in trades unionist circles. ur. Douiut. nWncT. Mr. Rnnth'f- pronouncement contains this par- agraph: rne principle actuating rraaes unionists namely, to get the maximum pay for 'the minimum 1. i i l.: . i iifir' w i a m iii v w. moral fiber of British working men and endangering the high- SSLSÄ Ä pmniOVGrc onlv the amount of 44 " J A I tvßpyuoay i ants hi i . , j.-?. Murat Halstead's Public Services McKinley For a limited time only we are enabled to offer to our sub scribers, old and new, this book, tvliich has turned out to be one of the greatest sellers in the history of literature. Jlr. Ilalstead himself was astonished at its popularity &ni sought to recover the copyright for his own use but the courts promptly decided against him and held him to his contract. ! The book contains 540 pages and is copiously illustrated from photographs. Senator Chauncey M. Depew, General C. n. Gros Tenor, the late Secretary ofStatc John Sherman and Colonel Albert Ilalstead contributed chapters and the work covers McKinley 's entire life from his birth to his death and burial. It is a liberal education and should be in every home. Vhat It Costs Our Subscribers: Any person paying all arrearages and one y e r ' i z e from this date in cash for the weekly edition of Tiie Plymouth Tribune may have the Life of McKinley for 50 cents. The reg ular price of the book is 81.50 and of the paper $1.50; we sell the two for $2.00. The price for TnE Daily Tribune ten weeks in advance and the Life of McKinley is $1.50, payable in cash with all arrearages. if Call on or Address, THE v 4 4 4 44 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 NEELY NEARING TRIAL Arrangements for Cuban Election Under New Constitution. Havana, Oct. 15. The fiscal has handed an indictment to the audienciain the post-office-fraud cases. He asks that Neely, Rathbone, and Reeves each be sentenced to from twenty four to twenty-six years' imprisonment and to pay heavy fines. The in- dictment. which is a long docu- ment, has not been published yet, but it is said that the charges are over fifty offenses, The defense now. has twentv days to prepare, when the aud- iencia will name a day for the trial. The election law has been pub lished in the Gazette. The date of the general elections is chansr- ed to Dec. 31. The law provides that, a rontrni f citin composed of five members of the constitutional convention, shall receive and transmit complete reports of all matters pertaining to the elections to the military governor, who, after receiving Iul1 rePrts of the elections of FeD- when a president, vice- president, and senators will be elected, . will name the date for the assembling, of congress, for tne inauguration of the president W1 AwwMttM -tA dressmaking, inquireat this office., 2tl Eiiiia Montgomery FOR LEAST WORK DEFENDED. Edward Garrity, assistant sec- retary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, says in reply: . Mr. Booth wants all the moral. uu " . . . 7 r. V i n(m aAnniA th?. principle of getting everything possible out of their employes for the wages pam. has compelled us to reianaie in kind. We are perfectly willing t-k ma:rTiah1fi service for a a - - i ft. i t um jr -w reasonable wage, but we mus tin- sist that employers .show service. Mr. Booth takes high Ti I 4 XIV Great Book, Life and of the Late William 4 PLYMOUTH TRIBUNE, 4 Plymouth, Indiana. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 THREE BIO ONES Great Railway Combines Now in Process of Formation. 'WT TV s -r . .new l ORK, uct. ib. it can now be announced that a striking exemplification of the commu nity of interest idea will be given m details within a few weeks Three , combinations will control practically all of the trunk lines of the country. In order to ef fect these consolidations without violating the state and federal statutes, three organizations, to be designated "proprietary" con cerns, will be formed. Each company will have in its treasury the controlling capital stock of so many railroads. Thus all of the Vanderbilt lines are to be merged. Besides the latter group there will be two, managed by J. J. Hill and E. H. Harriman respectively. The former of the two will amal gamate the Great Northern, lake and deep-water steamships cor poration and a "few subsidiary railway lines in addition to hold ing a minority interest in the Union, Southern Pacific and Burlington.-roads. The Harriman combination will include many companies that must not be men tioned as yet, but it may be stated that Harriman has abso lute control of the. Northern Pacific and that he has bought all of Hill's Erie securities. Specific information will be given later,- when details aro perfected. VIVID STORY OF BATTLE Officer on the Brooklyn Relates History of that Ship's Part in AtTair at San tiago Under Schley's Command. Washington, D. C, Oct. 16. The most vivid brief account of the battle of Santiago yet heard in the Schley trial was that given yesterday by Lieuten ant-Commander Sears, who was flag lieutenant on the Brooklyn at the time of the engagement. Mr. Rayner told Commander Sears to tell the court what he knew of the battle of Santiago on July 3. Admiral Dewey lean ed forward and again listened to the story of which he appears never to tire. After giving the preliminary incidents he said: "I was in my room when I heard the cry of the executive officer to 'Clear ship for action.' I knew what that meant and ran to the quarter deck. I looked aloft to see if the prescribed signal, 'Enemy is escaping,' was up and saw that it was. I met the commodore on the quarter deck. Ho directed the signal, 'Clear ship for action,' followed by the signal to close in, ail of which were made. prom my position 1 had a good view of the entrance. Our ship was heading at the time, I should say, to the westward of north, not on her regular head ing, which was about northeast by north. The engines had been started by the time I got on deck and she was gaining way and swinging toward the enemy. The first vessel, which proved to be the flagship Maria Teresa, came out. She was directly on our bearing from the entrance to the port. "As the ship swung toward the Teresa she swung slowly around. To me the Teresa ap peared to not hold an exactly steady course, and the helm of our ship was eased one way or the other to keep our ram point ing toward the Teresa. The Teresa slowly turned squarely toward the westward, and as she did so Igotav)2w of the next ship following in he r wake. It was my observation that the Brooklyn was then held up to meet the sec ond ship approaching. Of course, we ported helm. "The second ship passed in the wake of the first one, and I said to the commodore that it looked as if the second one was going to try and ram us. He, I think, assented. At any rate, the Brooklyn was held toward her and she appeared to me to be uncertain in her course. The Brooklyn was handled by the captain and quartermaster. She turned after she had passed to the southward of the Teresa's wake and followed her, and then it was generally remarked on the tower bridge they were all going to try and escape to the west ward. "Just about the time the Viz- caya turned, Yeoman Ellis, who was a trained observer with the stadimeter, came to me on the platform and said that his stadi meter showed 900 yards to the Vizcaya. I immediately took an especial look at the Vizcaya with that in mind, and my judgment confirmed the stadimeter. "I said to the commodore, T think we are about our tactical diameter from that ship now,' and he said: 'I think so, too,' or we are.' Then the order was Hard aport.' I am not positive who gave that order. I think the commodore said 'Hard aport,' and Capt. Cook said: It is hard aport.' The helm was kept hard aport and the ship swung rapid ly in her turning circle. When the order was given, 'Hard aport!' I looked at the next ves sel in our fleet, the Texas, and as we turned we passed well clear of her. After the turn was completed we found ourselves abreast or perhaps a little abaft the beam of the leading Spanish ship, with a slowly converging course toward the leading ship. "The smoke at this time was very dense, but there were two ships in plain sight, and oc casionally we could get glimpses of the third. Shortly afterward the smoke lifted to the rear and I saw the Oregon coming toward us and also got a momentary glimpse of the remainder of our fleet and the whole Spanish fleet. T saw the torpedo boats and I sent one of the commodore's orderlies to the after guns to no tify them that they might look out. At that time I saw the Vixen on our port side, which gave me a feeling of satisfaction that she would also protect us from torpedo attack. The course of the battle was continued on these lines with-varying dis tances. It is my impression we held a very straight course. 'After we began to gain upon the Colon the commodore direct ed the Oregon to try her guns at her. Then the Oregon and the Brooklyn fired deliberately at the Colon. After our fire she began to waver in toward the shore. Her course was unsettled and the commodore said he thought she had enough of it and was looking for a soft spot to lie upon, which proved to be the case. She fired occasionally at us, rather rapidly at first and then it became weaker. She was close into shore at that time and at 1:45 hauled down her flag. Capt. Cook and Lieut. Wells were sent on board the Colon to receive the surrender." BALLOON FAILED Attempt to Cross Mediterranean in Airship Abandoned. Paris, Oct. 16 The attempt of the Count de la Vaulx to cross the Mediterranean in a balloon, which left Les Sablettes, near Toulon, Saturday night has fail ed. The minister of -marine, M. de Lanessan, has received a dispatch from Toulon announcing that the cruiser Du Chayla, which was escorting the balloon, is return ing to port with the balloon and her passengers, which she pick ed up ten miles east of St. Laur ente lighthouse. The balloon was uninjured. The result of the experiment did not cause any surprise after the news brought to Marsailles by incoming steamers yesterday that the southeast winds, which were blowing out at sea, would carry the balloon to the coast of Spain or to Gibralter. More over, the latest news from the passengers of the balloon indi cated that it was proceeding very slowly. These two factors probably caused Count de la Vaulx to abandon his attempt. AUSTRIAN CRISIS Trade Conditions Depressing and Threat ening in Europe. London, Oct. 15. In the course of a long description of the depression of trade in Aus tria and Hungary the Vienna correspondent of the Standard says: mere are iears or a serious economic crisis. The worst sign is the fact that the largest in dustrial undertakings in all branches have been compelled to resort to considerable reductions r of establishment. The reasons given are keen German competi tion and the withdrawal of credit owing to loss oi commence throughout the malad ministra tion of large joint stock con cerns. "Dr. von Korber, the Premier, today (Monday) promised the president of the Vienna chamber of commerce that orders would be placed for large public works, and that all available means would be employed to assist the suffering industries." New "I rix! for Molineux. Albany, N. Y., Oct.- 16The Court of Appeals has granted Roland B. Molineux a new trial. OVERSTREET HAS VIEWS Wanls Law Making Silver Dollars Exchangeable for Gold Indiana Congressman Is not Afraid of the Treasury Surplus and Thinks War Taxes mou be Reduced. Washington, D. C, Oct. 15 Representative Overstreet of In diana had a talk with the presi dent yesterday in reference to financial legislation, and he be lieves that the bill he introduced in the last congress to strength en the gold standard will have a good chance to be enacted at the coming session. The bill in brief makes the silver dollar exchang able for gold in conformity with the present parity clause of the gold-standard law, and, as Mr. Overstreet says, more clearly to establish that parity. The bill permits the burden of such ex changeability to rest upon the reserve fund of the treasury in the same manner in which the greenbacks now rest upon the reserve. "This provision has been con sidered to be in complete har mony with the gold-standard act," said Mr. Overstreet, "but thus far has been kept out by some who doubted the policy, not its wisdom. "The bill which I advocate would make absolute the gold standard act and settle all ques tions in connection with it for all time. I regard the prospects for the passage of the bill as good. Every day demonstrates the wisdom of the gold-standard law, and the people are convinc ed that it was a wise measure of legislation. We cannot do too much to make it secure." Mr. Overstreet was asked whether he considered the p res ent large surplus in the treasury in any way a menace to the finan nial situation. "By no means," he answered. "I am glad we have the surplus, and I am not one of those in a hurry to spend it. The country in 1884 became worried over a surplus and made a change of ad ministration. . That source of worry was promptly removed, however, as the people well re member, to their cost." Mr. Overstreet believes the war taxes should be further re duced, and that there could safe ly be some modifications made in customs taxes if this could be done without entering upon a general tariff revision. GAUEN WIPED OUT. Galien, Mich., Oct. 15 This town was literally wiped out by fire at an early hour yesterday morning. Only a few buildings are left standing. Owing to a lack of ample fire protection the flames could not be gotten under control. It is too early to give an accurate estimate of the . loss but it will easily reach 25, 000. Heir Most Convicted. New York, Oct. 15. Johann Most, the anarchist, was sen tenced to one year in the peni tentiary, yesterday, in the Court of Special Sessions, for publish ing in his paper, ,the Freiheit, an alleged seditious article, on the day following the shooting of the late President McKinley. Hunting Wild Horses. Albuquerque, N. M., Oct. 14 -Ranchers living west of this city Sunday engaged in a hunt for wild horses that have lived on the ranges near here for sev eral years past. About seventy five horses were killed and many driven over the edge of a deep canon. Forty-eight were killed out-right and twenty-two mained and killed afterward. Von Waldersee Decorated. Berlin, October 16 Emperor William has conferred on Field Marshal Count von Waldersee the order of Pour le Merite, with oak leaves. i!