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Established October 10, 1901. HENDRICKS & CO., Publishers. 3. B. OGLBSQEB, HdltOF. Telepnone No. 127. OFFICE in Blssell Block. Comer Center and t La port e Street. SUBSCRIPTION: One Year In Advance $1.50; Six Months 75 cents; Three Months 40 cents, de livered at any postoffice. Entered the Postoffice at Plymouth, Ind., as second class matter. Plymouth, Ind., November 14, 1901. The legislature of Ohio is over whelmingly republican and Foraker will be returned to the United States Senate. aiMa a Official announcement is made by France that Turkey has met all her demands,and diplomatic relations have been resumed. Grover Cleveland was cheered by a crowd of democrats while riding through the streets of Pittsburg the other dav. The world ''do move." The forthecming message of Presi dent Rcoeelt, it is said, will deal vigorously with the subject of trusts urging necessity of publicity and legis lative control. The state department is puzzled to know whether the Monroe dxtrine operates to prevent Germany or other foreign powers from securing coaling stations in South America. "With the exception of Hon. John AV. Kern, not a single speaker at the state democratic love feast at- Frank lin, last Tuesday evening, mentioned the name of W. J. Bryan. The democrats claim a majority of 15 on joiat ballot in the Maryland legislature which insures Gonnaus election to the United States senate, is he will have no opposition in his own party. The Bu!garian government has arrested four brigands suspected nf complicity in the abduction of Miss Stone, thereby delaying the negotia tions for her surrender and endanger ing her life. The United States will lead all countries this year in foreign exports, in foreign trade balance and j:i its treasury Surplus Under sue!) coi tions continued prosperity may be confidently expected. After studying the election returns candor compels us to say that the states in which democrats ignored Bryan in their platforms, gave ; the republicans gains fully as large as those which endorsed free silver. Charles II. Bundy, who has been ap pointed by Governor Durbin to a pos ition on the board of control of the Indiana State prison in place of Uriah Culbert, resigned, is the owner of the Marion Chronicle and News, The ap pointment is a g od one. In 1893, when the democrats of Xevr Jersey went into the fight under the banner or Bryanism, the republi can candidate for governor had 5,499 plurality. Last week the republi can candidate for governor had 14,000 plurality over his democratic com petitor, who stood upon a platform in which the Bryan platform was ignored. An overflowing treasury, factories running over time, farmers receiving big prices for all their products, bank ers reporting decreases in mortgages, exports breaking all previous records, employment for everybody at good wages full dinner pails, general pros perity a-)d everybody happy are the conditions after six years of republi can administration. People desire no change. The Indianapolis Sentinel says there seems to b2 a sort of fatality .in the fact that when the Democrats lose everything. Cse they save Gorman! "When .we recollect that almost all In diana; Imoxnuti rejoiced wlitn Gor-i man was defeated, it is pretty tough that lie should bob up, serenely now, while" they ' are biwed fin soÄarid humiliation silver." over the defeat of , free It has been concluded that, publica tions "unfriendly to our government and its Insiltutions, unfriendly tolaw and order and defiant of truth .and decency and , authority, must be süp-" pressed. IS is not proposed that. laws shall be changed to effect this, but that it shall be accomplished by a unity of moral forces. The people will apply the same doctrine to these journals in their daily existence as Cleveland applied when he refused to be used to advertise Hearst's journals when the Maine was sunk, Ex-Presi dent Cleveland has set the example and bointed the way. Henceforth the men of whatever reputation or sta tion in life who consent to contribute to the Examiner or submit to ah interview for its columns on a public question will be subject to suspicion as willing tc jfceelc publicity through con- temptible channels. Stockton (Cal.) Independent. Millionaire Ilearst, who was arrest ed for publishing articles in his Chi cago American reflecting on Judge Hanecy 's court, has dumped the re sponsibility on his hired men. Governor Davis - of Arkansas. Inti mates that he may be constrained to shoot the editor of the Fort Smith News-Record, whose surname is Ken drick. The governor is evidently ex cited. Although the reduction of war taxes took effect July 1 the treasury surplus for the last four months has teen $22,000,000 and promises to be larger for the nextfour on acconnt of the reduction of war department ex penses. "Walter "Wellman, the well known Washington newspaper correspondent, asserts that one of the keynotes of President Roosevelt's message will be no encroachment by foreign nations upon the soil of America, either by acquisition or the purchase of coaling stations. Turkey agrees to pay everything if France will get out of Mitylene. On the other hand, there is some rea son to believe that France will not be in any hurry in abandoning the island. Leading European nations when they seize any territory belonging to a weak or a barbarous people generally hang to it. Republican members of congress should look out for grafters. There is a large surplus in the treasury but the prosperity of the country does not warrant congress in entering upon too many new schemes, which may become heavy burdens and which will react upon the party in the t elections near at hand. Such warning may not be neceesary, but the schemers will be an army when congress assembles. To them it seems a propitious season. Cases of the bubonic plague prevail in Liverpool and the health authori ties of New "fork are much in fear that it may get a foothold in this country. It has been in San Francisco, but nothing: has been heard about it for several months and presumably it has been crushed out on the Pacific coast. There does not seem tobe much danger from it in localities where proper attention Is paid -to sanitary conditions, but in slum quarters it is probably the worst dis ease known to humanity. It is now reported that the Order of Maccabees will lose ScO.000 by the defalcation of Charles D. Thompson, their supreme finance keeper It is claimed that Thompson had stolen $30,000 previous to July 1, and the auditors had furnished one of the bonded companies with a statement that Thompson's accounts were all right at that time, consequently the order is responsible for that amount. It is the old story of men whose busi ness it is to make a thorough exami nation of accounts failing to do so. The Maccabees will do w ell to elect an entire new list of officers for the supreme tent at their next annual meeting. During the year 1899 there were 1, 945, corporations chartered under the laws of New Jersey and authorized to issue capital stock to the amount of C2, 500, 000, 000. The fees collected by the state on these charters amounted to $727,023. Nearly two hundred of the corporations were capitalized at $2,000,000 and upward. Six hundred of them had a capitalization of $1,000, 000 or more. At the present time more than 15,000 corporations in every part 01 the unitea states are operating under the laws of New Jersey, thus, in a sense giving that state power to legislate lor every other state in the Union. The Elk hart Review thinks that the quickest and best way to overcome one evil of 1 deleterious combinations, and to regulate the formation of such as are legitimate in, purpose, Vpld be for states to adopt uniform laws govern ing the formation of corporate bodies, and then hold all organizations to the spirit of the franchise or charter granted them. . The recent developments in South Africa are bad for the British, even though Botha's . order to his men to shoot every armed Englishman whom they meet , be not carried out . to the letter.- Pacifications, often declared by the British commanders to be near at hand, is still in the distance. Ap parently there are 10,000 or 15,000 Boers still under" arms, and these have material advantages over their opponents, who outnumber them many times over. The criticism of the Salisbury ministry by the British press continues to be severe. As the liberal party, . however, is far in .the minority, and as it is not united on anything, even on the . war issues, there is no chance for "an overturn of the present government. ; There is' a feeling among the British that Ki?ch eneris doing as well as any English man could do in his -place, and this fact helps to ward off some of the blows which are being aimed at the ministry by the newspapers of its country. New York's stock exchange is be ginlng to show greater activity than ha. been witnessed at " any previous time in the past few months. The business conditions favor lively trad ing. Exports continue to be heavy, notwithstanding a decline in the total cereal crop as compared with last year. Railroading earnings are at high figures. WOMEN IN POLITICS. The influence exereted by the wo men of New York in the recent cam paign in that city shows that they can make themselves a power without voting. In the New York canvass the women took a very active part. Of course they were against Tam many. They held meetings in many parts of the city every day. Some of the most effective addresses delivered during that notably stirring campaign were made by women. Their best work was through the distribution of circulars throughout the city, show ing the enormities of the licensed sys tem of blackmail, obscenity, corrup tion, brigandage and general and particular indecency and atrocity w hich figures under the name of Tam many government. Nearly "Oo.OOO circulars appealing to the people to strike down Tammany were distribut ed by women. They were active in every precinct of the city. To the moral influence of these women is largely due the magnificent victory won by the cause of morality and civilization in the country's metro polis. THE CONTROVERSY ENDED. The Schley controversy is ended and a hero of the Spanish war and of San tiago has been vindicated of all charges of cowardice or neglect of duty. There will always be in the minds of men of equal military and naval ability some question as to the propriety of certain movements and the judgment of the commander, but those differences of opinion obtain in case of the most brilliant generalship and most suc cessful military commanders. Even Napoleon and Grant weie accused by some of their luke-warm friends of misjudged maneuvers, but their rep utation as great generals and the heroism of these movements is not questioned in history. No more will the movements of Schley be brought into question by posterity1. Some of his detractors, however, have not gained in the estimation of the peo ple by their efforts to injure the com mander. Elkhart Review. Prosperity of Our Farmers. No industrial class in the United States has prospered more or reaped greater fruits from the potective pol icy than the farmer. It has not only given him splendid home markets, but has enabled iiira, with other produc- ers, to. reach tne markets 01 Europe with his amazing surplus, so that the farmers in England, as well as on the continent, are driver, in despair to measures of retaliation. The situation is not only clearly evidenced by the new tariff proposed for Germany, aim ed at American agricultural competi tion in Austria and the unrest else where on the continent, to find the American farmer underselling them in their own markets. The cause is found in up-to-date methods, improved machinery and the thrift and industry and intelligence to use all his advantages to the utmost. These have given the American farm er supremacy, and with them he will maintain it in spite of retaliatory legis lation abroad. The effect of his com petition in England is thus referred to in a late article in the London Mail: That English agriculture as a food producing agency is now almost a thing of the past appears evident from the fact that, of the 32,000,000 quarr ters of wheat consumed annually- in the British Isles, no less than 24,000; 000 quarters came from abroad, for which nearly 40,000,000 is paid. An other 40,000,000 is sent out of the country each -year lor butter, fruit, vegetables, milk and other produce. . . These facts are depressing to the farm er, but some authorities declare that, Instead of fighting the competition by working his land or. up-to-date lines and by modern machinery ,-he. is ready to abandon the struggle and hisfarm as well.- i ''iff f r-. r ; While England gets some of her for- eign foods from India. South -America tnd Austria,1" as well as from Canada, it is from the United- States the bulk of her present-as well as future, sup plies must come. . Expedients; of -retaliation are but temporary .harries,' which are bound to arive way to the imperative -demands of self-interest and to the cry of the masses not en gaged in soil tilling, for cheaper bread. Commercial Tribune. " Ccundl Proceedings. . The city council met irregular ses sion Monday evening with all officers and . members present. Very little work was done. The contract of Otis Mikels for putting m the Vashington street "sewer was ratified ai d the time for completing the South. Michigan street pavemejit was extended to Aug ust . '1902. The council adjourned to meeViir 'special ', session Thursday evening when it is expected that the job of paving fNorth Michigan street will be accept ed. THIRTEEN AND FRIDAY They Are Everywhere in the Record of the Murder of Nora Kifer. Those who are inclined to believe in unlucky dates and days will find a very peculiar confirmation of their supersti tion In the records which have been made in the Gibson county circuit court and the state supreme court in the case of Joseph D. Keith, recently convicted of the murder of Nora Kifer and sentenced to suffer the death penalty at the northern prison. So often, in fact, do the unlucky day Fri day and the unlucky number 13 figure in the case that it would seem that Keith was destined to meet these in every important step in the case, from beginning to end. It was on Sept. 13, 1890, that Keith rented his farm to the father of Nora Kifer, and on the Friday following Kifer and his family moved into the vacated house and took formal posses sion of the farm. On the last Friday in the same month Keith, who was a man of family, asked Nora Kifer to visit Indianapolis with him during the following wvek, he then intending to go there to attend a lodge meeting. On Dec. 13 of the same year he took her on a visit to Evansville, and on the Friday following he called upon Mrs. May Morelock in that city and arranged with her to board the Kifer girl. Nora accompanied him to the boarding house, and on Jan. 13 follow ing her Introduction into the house he gave Mrs. Morelock a check for $95 for the girl's boa ra On April 13, 1900, Kifer received a letter, written in red ink and signed by bis daughter, but the handwriting was shown afterward to be that of Keith. Another ; letter was received under date of April 27, ' which was Friday, in the same handwriting. On May 13 Keith and Kifer talked to gether about the missing girl, and the father declared that the person who had written the letters was the mur derer of his daughter, On Friday, July 13, Keith, having been charged with the "murder of the girl, whose body had been found in Pigeon creek, had his preliminary trial at Boonville. The stone which he had tied around the girl's neck after murdering her was produced in court, and weighed exactly thirteen pounds. Thirteen months to a day after first meeting the girl Keith's trial was called at Princeton, and on Friday, Jan. 11, the jury rendered a verdict of guilty and fixed the death penalty. The President's Turkey. For thirty years it has been the cus tom of Mr. norace Yose, of Westerly, R. I., to send the prize turkey of his locks to grace the President's dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. This year Mr. Yose will ship an enormous gobbler to President Roosevelt to be devoured by himself and family on No vember 28. "When Mr. Yose began the custom of sending a turkev to the President he had no motive other than the desire to furnish a Thanksgiving bird to the man who writes the Thanksgiving proclamations. The pioneer turkey went to President Grant in 1873. It "weighed thirty-six pounds, and elicited the first of the courteous notes that have been com- ig ever since in. acknowledgement from the executive mansion. Mr. Yose has been -dubbed "the turkev kiner." All through the summer and fall he makes occasional visits to the farms in the vicinity, keeping a w atch ful eye on the many flocks and eagerly scanning the strutting companies for the coming champion, the distinguish ed member of all feathery tribes that is to rise eventually to the dignity of a place on the White House dinner table. The farmers of our great country, every one of whom will no doubt sit down to a good dinner on November 28, will .wish our popular new President much joy in the carv ing and eating of his prize Thanks giving bird. . .-, Permits to . Hunt .The AttoTney-Geheral, has written to the State Game and Fish Commis sioner, Mr. Sweeney,, o. ' Columbus, giving his interpretation of how the permit feature of the game faw should beenöced., The law provides that' the 'oommiWo'ner pr'anof ' his' clei uties may arrest anyone hunting with out a written permit fromthö '' pwner of the" laud on which 'the hufcter Is found: ' .''', The Attorney-General says that if this policy is followed the deputies will be causing the arrest of the land owners or their sons unless they carry about a permit to hunt on their own property. This would be going furth er. than the intent of the law, it is thought, so the Attorney-General has informed Mr. Sweeney that it will not be necessary for his deputies to make arrests except at the request of the land owners. If tliey desire the arrest of anyone hunting on their lands it is their privilege to Inform the 'of ficers and the arrest will be made. - No trouble to get breakfast quickly if you have Mrs. Austin's famous Pan cake Flour. Your - srrocer waits to supply you. 22t24,5t4 PAYS TO BREED UP The Only Problem Now Left 1$ Make Stockmen Realize Truth of This Statement. to We make no excuse for harping on the string of improvement in live stock. Improvement is profitable. It is necessary if the" farm is to keep ahead of the ranch. It gives a man more respect for his stock and for himself. Both have a better standing in the world the nearer the highest standard of excellence is approached. But probably the best argument for improvement is that it pays. A feeder went forth the other day to buy some steers. He found a bunch and had to take them all or none. There were some common ones in the lot which the good ones had to sell. Disregarding the fact that the good ones would have brought more if sold separately the difference in price wes enough to make a man think: The tops brought one dollar per hundred weight more than tho scrubs. Sup pose they averaged 1,000 pounds. At the price paid the best brought $40 and the others $30 per head a differ ence of ten dollars. How many steers would the breeder of the. scrubs have to raise to pay for a good useful bull? But that is only a part of it. The professors tell us that. the scrub will put on as many pounds as the well bred animal in the feed lot. That may be, but it does'noc apply to growth under usual conditions. The well-bred steer will outgrow the scrub, will weigh more at a given age. Not only more. per hundred weight, but more weight, and much easier. to sell. And still that is not all. The man who goes in for "im provement gets a big return that is not figured in the steer market. He is building up a femaie foundation the value of which cannot be easily esti mated. Does it pay to breed up? That is no longer a question. The problem si to get people to realize the truth. National Stockman. Potato Crop is Short. Preliminary estimate of the yield per acre of potatoes for the United States is 59.9 bushels, against an average yield per acre of 80.8 bushels in 1900, 87.G bushels in 1899, and a ten year average of 78.7 bushels. The present indicated yield per acre is the lowest since 1890. Of the states hav ing 50,000 acres or upward in potatoes, all except Michigan and Maine report a yield per acre com paring unfavorably with their ten vear averages. In diana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Ne braska report . less than one-half and Missouri less less than one-fourth of an average crop. The average as to quality is 78.4 per cent, as compared with 88.1 per cent in November last and 91.4 percent in Nove nber,. 1899. An Increase Asked. The official estimates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1902, which Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith will submit to congress at the opening of the session, call for an ag gregate of $6,250,000 for rural free de livery service throughout the country. This is an increase of $2,750,000 over the expense of that rapidly growing service tor tne current year. rlne total for free delivery service proper, which is that operated in cities, is $18,715,000, an increase of 9 percent. The grand aggregate for the entire postal free delivery service, inclusive of both the free delivery and rural free delivery is $24,995,000. List of Unclaimed Letters. The following, letters remain un called for in the post office at Plym outh, Ind., for.the week ending Nov. 13, 1901. GENTLEMEN. Rot Bbynehart J O Owens James Martlndale Ta Morton w Jones M A Lowe O F Ourthet O O BatmkD James Maokey John McMoore David Sweet Wm Lydle Kelley & Bets lira Dearie Miller Mrs Frank Kendall , A fee of one cent will be charged on all the letters advertised. " Please say advertised wheh calling for these-letters. - " J. A. YOCKKY, P. MY - With local applications, as they can not reach the seat of the disease-CCa-tarrh is a blood or constitutional dis ease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts di rectly on the blood and mucuos sur faces. Ilall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians iu this country for years, and is a regular prescription. It is composed of the best tonics known, combined wi'jh the best blood, purifiers, acting directly on the mucuos surfaces. The perfect combination of the two ingredients is what produces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send for testi moniais f fee. . . ; - F. J. Chaney & Co, Props., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, price 75c. Ilall's Family Pill3 aro the best. My Lady's Foot. 1 - SEE . . TP. " TmT THIS J I TRAOtMAR V j ,S BRANDED tent of 10 per cent. We have a $12,000 stock ail bought at old prices and we wili continue to sell at old prices. We give you the benefit of our buying. Call and see us. J.f. flartle's Gash Shoe Storc KENDALL! BüOCK PüYMOÜTH. ju-u uinjxruTJinrLruuTJTruxn ju Do You Hold Your Paper at Arms Length? This is one of the first symptoms that you need ing glasses, or need to exchange your old glasses foi The normal eye is so constructed that looking at ä dis... g is restful, while looking at objects near at hand requires mus cular effort. When you are unable to see easily at the regu lar reading distance, the effort is becoming greater than your eyes can bear. We will supply you wilh glasses that will remove the strain and make reading a pleasure. J. Losey & Son, J. LOT LOSEY. Dor tor of Ontlr. . C 109 Michigan St, PLYMOUTH. IN0. cLru UTJTXUTTlJTriJlJTrUTJT Hundreds of thousands of people Married His Stepmother. A marriage which has the distinc tion of being the most unique in mat rimonial annals of Clay County took place in Flora last Thursday. , -. ' The parties to this contract were David and . Bertha Reynolds, whose home is on the dividing, line of Clay and, Wayne counties, and the bride was . the young . man's stepmother The young man applied :for a mar riage license, but the clerk refused to issue it without the consent of the young man's father. - He returned accompanied by a man of 50 years, who testified that he was George Reynolds, the young man's father and ,the divosced husband of tho woman whom his son wanted to marry, and that he approved of the oontemplated union. The papers were then issued and the marriage took place. The'ageof the bridegroom was given at 20 years and that of the bride as 22. ' 1. 0. O. F. Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment ' Indianapolis Nov l&th 21st, For the above occasion the Vandalia Line will eell round-trip excursion tick ets to Indianapolis and return for C3.55. Tickets good going Nov 18th and 19th and good returning to and includingNov. 22od. Direct connection at Colfax with Big Four in both directions. V Z. 2 XTI 10 Per Cent Advance n Footwear! There has been two advances in Leather in the past two weeks to the ex 2 -r- . have seen this picture of the Omega Oil Boy and Geese, and wondered what it had to do with Omega Oil. It has nothing at all to do with it. It-is just a picture to attract attention and cause people to talk about Omega Oil. Its purpose is the same as that of a Salvation Army girl when she beats a drum. Beating a drum attracts a crowd to hear a sermon. The Boy and Geese attract a crowd to hear what a good lini ment Omega Oil is for aches and pains of every nature in the arms, legs, back, knees, shoulders and feet. If just plain advertis ing wrere used, not nearly so many people wrould have their attention attracted to this good Omega OÜ. 75 Low Yield of Corn. The preliminary estimate- of the average yield per acre of corn, ' as pub- nsnea in tne mommy report or Statistician Hyde of the department oi agriculture, is io. ousneis, as com pared with an average yield of -25.3 bushels -per acre in 1900 and : 1892, 19.3 bushels in 1894, and a ten year average of 24.4 busheld. The.present luuiuicu iciu per acre, .u tue luvte&u general average ever recorded for this the yield in 1881, which has stood for twenty, years as the lowest on record. Rabbits Not Popular. The Indianapolis Journal reports a meeting: of Indiana farmers in which all were opposed to the killing of birds on their lands and all agreed that rab bits were a nuisance and that they would be glad to have them killed by hunters. Speaking of rabbits it is said that Belgian hares, through which fortunes were to be made ac cording to reports in the newspapers two years ago, are also becoming a nuisance in many localities. . ; Search. light of public opinion has revealed the fact that Rocky Mountain Tea is the greatest spring blessing ever offered afflicted mankind. 1 35c. J. W. Hess.