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CLAY W. METSKER.
PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR.
Three Mouths, cash,
utered at the post oITIee at riyutuuth. Indiana,
as matter of the second clas.
Friday 1)kcemiji:ii 17. 1S'J7.
Democratic Convention 13th, District.
The Deniociacy of the 13th, Congres
sional District of Indiana, will meet in
delegate convention, on Tuesday, Janu
ary 11, IH'J at the opera house, in Ply
mouth, Marshall county, Indiana, at
2 o'clock p. m., lor the purpose of select
ing a member of the Democratic State
Central Committee for the ensuing two
years, who shall also be ex-otticio chair
man of the i:th District Democratic
Committee, and for the transaction o
any other business that may come regu
larly before the meeting.
According to an order of the Demo
cratic State Committee each county in
the district is entitled to the following
counties. i 1 : 1. K( i . ti:s
What a happy thing it is the great
mass of the ptople are imbued with
common sense and go on their way
living mainly in accord with the laws
of their being, though they know not
all of them. An attempt to follow
the teaching of all the smart, intel
lectual cranks would soon be fatal to
all human life. One set prohibits all
grain foods, another all meats, an
other fruits, others have bread and
meals prepared us in form beyond the
attainment of ordinary mortals. These
craok teacheis in the material for sus
taming physical life have their counter
part in the moral, the religious and the
political world. Neither society or gov
erment could exist under the control of
the smart, one-idea fellows who can
warp and twist all truth to the support
of their isms for the relief of man
kind. Latirange Standard.
5t. Joseph i'A)
Total 'J 13
Each county should we sure that they
send none but true and tried democrats
as delegates to this convention.
I'etlii J. Kuuvek,
J. Y. Mokuow, Chairman.
.OI.I DEMOCKIT WANTS IIAEK
J. L. Forkner, of Anderson, is an.
nounced aj a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for state treasurer.
This strikes us as the greatest instance
of unadulterated nerve we have yet
heard of, but any body, who has ever
known of Jack Forkner's "make up" as
iuaniftstea from the time he was a
"clod hopper" in the vicinity of the little
III- UM. - II
nudges or Alumne ana Asniana in
Henry county, are not at all surprised
to learn of him on all sides of all ques
tions, asking favors of foes as well as
friends. Jack Forkntr was a right hand
man to Ex-Ccngressman F.ynurn who
chased out of the democratic party in
pursuit of a "golden calf." Jack follow
ed Pynum in the chase. Well, Uynum
has loft the state and no doubt found a
generous recompense for his "will-o-the
wi.?p" experience. But poor Forkner
aad the other subs are still only
"Hoosiers" and as they some time since
discovered that the "golden calf' was
only a "yellow dog" so far as any practi
cal benefits to them as politicians might
accru, Jack for one concluded to tie a
tin can to his "caninti" species and let
it wander. Now he is rid ot the "yellow
dog," but the true democrats will prefer
that he 6tick to the company with
whom he elected to associate during
the last campaign, if he is after politi
Jut Forkner has nerve, acd he is
back asking for persimmons because
the fruit on the shrubs from the liy
mun vineyard got caught in the frost,
arid failed to materialize. lie thinks
that he is entitled to be a candidate for
Think of it! lie m3y feel thankful if
he can find a man in Indiana, who is
willing to make himself so ridiculous
before a Democratic convention as to
dare to propose the name of this Madi
son county aspirant, who tied his kite
to the gray hairs of a Palmer Buck
ner combination and indirectly con
tributed his mite to accomplish the de
feat of Mr. Bryan.
Notwithstanding all this talk about
relegating Santa Claus to the rear, de
nouncing him as a myth and a relic of
dark and superstitious ages, the good
old man will probably be found this
year, as usual doing business at the
same old stand. This is, somehow, one
of the myths and superstitions of
which we do not much care to be disa
bused. Let the kindly old man alone
He has never done any harm. The
Hash of a child's eye as it lights up at
mention of the old saints name is
sutlicient recompense for any mis
givings we may entertain concerning
the further perpetuation of a mere sup
erstition. Of course there is a Santa
Claus, and he is the finest old fellow
alive. Who dares say there isn't?
Let him be accounted an abuser for
ever who will deny.
It has become apparent that the fight
on the civil service law is no trifling
matter, even if it is being conducted
against the wishes of the President.
Leading republican representatives
have attacked the law on the tloor of
of the House, when they had to strain
a point to do so, and sixty odd republi
can mtmbeis of the House who oppose
the law as it now stand3 met in caucus
to discuss the best way to conduct their
fight against it. That was at least fifty
more than were supposed to be willing
to be counted as publicly hostile to the
aw, and has had an alarming ellect
upon those who stand by the law, and
have generally been disposed to poke
fun at all talk of fighting it.
KESEKVED II IS DECISION.
The Valparaiso Messenger says of a
I,a Porte county justice of the peace:
"He was hearing his first case. Two
young lawyers were opposing each
other. Fach had made eloquent pie. is
for his client. The 'squire was a Lit
dazed, but looked wise, nevertheless.
The lawyers sat with beating hearts
awaiting the 'squires decision. The
'squire leaned back in his chair and
closed hi? eyes. He remained thus far
20 minutes. Then he sat up in his
chair and, with all the gravity of a
court of justice, said, "I will reserve
my decision until one week from today,
when I a ill find for pUintift ."
A good big squeeze is going on in
Chicago by speculators in wheat.
December wheat has been evidently
cornered by the French-Leiter combi
nation and a great many small fry
peculators are like millers ilitting
about a lighted candle. In an effort
to get under cover the price of D?
cember wheat was forced upto$I.O'J
Thursday and there is talk about much
higher figures before the last day of
ARE GUARANTEE BONDS.
Ieia to see
Iiftwt-cii their Mt.ic an-!
lo-m . I licv arc 1 he
of our j:oihilitics ami vo.n
tie--, that 'jui !c von where
.-!;;!) als t Kit it'll
voii tin. I tcliri-
Fine Linen, hem-stithel
llanuch'f- jents 3
In all Styles.
h;e 1 ,i! jfaiu on a!
Prom liovv until Jamurv it, uS,
extra Cl T price- on ah Winter clothinf
Overc -ats. WM WAXT TO MOV Ii then
out wewiil not carrv them owr.
iFine -ilk. initial liantlker
! chi.'f trents 2 for 5c
Fine jeiits mutHer 25c
Fine linen neck wear 25c
Fine silk handkerchief 25c
Favor us with
prices do the rest.
a cai1. On; tfoo.U and
ox-: J h'ic-: ci.ornn.h's
The appellate court has just declared
that a huaband can recover damages
from his mother-in-law if it can be
proven that the mother in-law damag
ed him. In the case in question, the
mother-in-law induced her daughter to
return to her home, and it just cost her
Hon. David Turpie of Indiana. lias
returned to Congress in excellent health
and full ot light. Mr. Turpie proposes to the ci(y jast nlent
iiuL two propositions wmcn are inteiy 10
be prominent durmg the present session,
one the Nicaragua Canal and the other
the Jiankers Currency I Sill. Mr. Turpie
is a vigorous lighter and a very able de
bater. Washington News Letter.
LOCAL Mi EVJ TIES.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Lldridge Thompson went to Chici.o
Recorder Walker went to Whiting to
ddy on business.
A uice lot of dolls for Christmas pres
ents at the People's Drug store.
Messrs. Cory and OTJIeuis of Args
are in the city today on business.
Fred Hechnell of Ft. Wayne was in
Fine kid gloves jents 50c
'Fine fancy shirts 50c
Fine silk trimmed
! night robes 50c
Fine kid mittens 50c
I Fine pluh caps 50c
Fine silk suspenders 25c
Hundred of articles for
useful Xmas procnts
The Pullman boya are to share
equally with the rest of the children
and the father's wish will be disregard
ed. The mother who waa riven the
bulk of the estate has surrendered her
portion in favor of the boys and the
young men are enabled to continue
scattering the Pullman dollars. No
doubt those young ladies who canciled
their marriage engagements with these
young man are wondering now what
I'OLLt TION OF ST It K A M S.
A decision of far reaching import
ance was handed down in the appel
late court Tuesday, having direct bear
ing on the pollution of running streams
by strawboard and paper mill com
panies. In the case of tho Wabash
paper company the court held that the
company, as well as its individual
employes, could be indicted in any
county under the nuisance act for
throwing refuse into a running stream,
and that indictments could b returned
in iny county through which the re
The commissioners of Whitley
county must expect to lind a Klondike
gold mine in the books of the county
reasures and auditors. They have
emploped Messrs. Johnson A: Cornns of
ndianapolis, experts, to go over the
ouicial's books for the last fifHan years
and will pay them $1,300. The work
must be completed in four months.
Ed Mclntyre was reported better yes- 7
.. i it.
ici ua v.
1 here hasn t been enough of the
'beautiful'' yet for the youngsters to at
tempt the old time coastiug.
Thö crossing zt the corner of Wash
ington and Plum streets will be looked
alter bystreet commissioner Prink at
Sain O'JIrien formerly of Jlottrbori
but now of Chieaco xaa in the ritv
upi.uu tu it. x u imrub ars requireu iast night (m business
fur rjflliatir ,u M a nutter
AVA . 4 V II Vfl V I LUC kft'OLLl UV) n I ... t . . . . . ...
mts. Kliman 01 snnma sti-ppi vi i rp-
stands, the required number ot votes turn home tomorrow from a two weeks
cannot be secured. visit in Mari
Al Ptitchey, llarley Colvin, and A. L.
lion. C. A. O. McClellan, some years l' ellers of Jlourbon are m the city today
atro a ilfinorratin mnhpr nf pnnorrp I attenuing COUrt.
It is not likely that Congress will
ratily the treaty for the annexation of
Hawaii. The New England Senators
and representatives are nearly all
is prepared to fill Combination Orders
ard rqeet figures quoted by
I also handle the
Diamond Light Coal Oil,
oil in the city, at 15 cen,ts per gallon,,
a trial ard be convinced.
J. C. JILSON.
from the Fort Wayne district and prior
to that judge of the Dekalb and Steu
ben circuit court, was stricken with
paralysis at his home in Auburn on
Tuesday. His recovery is considered
lhe more the president s Cuban pol
icy is studied, the more humiliating it
growB. It is a shameful subterfuge,
and the people of Spain are celebrating
the victory. The Cuban patriots are
paying for republican iucincenty by
Those Kentucky Pepublicans who
(. W. Marble and Chas. JIushman
are in Wisconsin looking up lumber
for the Novelty.
Some of our Plymouth sportsmen are
now in the wilds of Starke ounty in
search of game.
If this sort of weather continues, it
will be the cause of a big cut in the
rhe Elektron Cycle company made a
large shipment of wheels to Chicago
(leorge Wolford will spend Christ
mas in Plymouth with his father and
Lee M. Kendall is arranging his
affairs for his contemplated trip to the
are going to defeat Mr. llanua might Klondike goW fields early m the spring
acuuio e, u mo vaiuauie luiunuauon tou- ina
cerning their intended victim by
consulting Hon. Jas. K. Jones of
When over a thousand immigrants
landed last week in New York, not
one of whom is needed in this country
and nearly all of whom are a burden
because ignorant, and naturally hostile
to law, it seems useless to vaste words
with those who pass resolutions declar
ing that existing immigration laws are
sutlicient to protect labor and tax-pay
ers from the expense of paupers and
criminals. Indianapolis Journal.
Public sentiment without law is
better than law without public senti
ment. Public sentiment is either abso
lutely right or it is absolutely wrong,
llight and wrong are as distinct as
light and darkness, and darkness never
dispels the light. Let us thank (lod and
take eourage for the ever increasing
light of right over wrong shining from
the "Father of lights," through our
The secretary of the treasury has
asked congress to make appropriations
for improving tho harbor at Michigan
City, 825,000; improving outer harbor
at Michigan City, $110,000; for soldiers
home at Marion, Ind., $214,27".; for the
Wabash river, above Vincennes, $1,000;
below, 610,000: for the Calumet river,
$250,000. Why not an appropriation
for the Maumee river? It would give
the people of Nothern Indiana a direct
waterway to the lakes, and their great
market. Is the metropolis of Nothern
The accomplished misfit ready made
clothing artist caa squeeze a big man
into a small space. The presidential
appointments assure the spectacle of a
email man turned loose in a 6pace too
large, and he is as unbecoming as is a
little man in a big suit. Why not re
verse tho order in filling spaces in the
machinery of a national government.
Have you seen it done.
Jt is stated Congressman Johnson
has resigned as chairman of elections
committee No. 2, and requested Speaker
Peed to appoint Mr. Hoys of Indiana.
Mr. Johnson resigned also as a member
of the committee. Congressman John
son's health has greatly improved, tut
Indiana to be slighted in national he wants to devote himself exclusively
to the banking and currency question.
The Kathbone sisters will meet in K.
P. hall next Friday evening Dec. 17th
at 7:30. All are lequested to be pres
Luetgerthas appealed to the public Charlie Willard is well pleased with
a a - . . ... I
iur nnancia! am claiming mat ms fur- the town of Portland. He says that
tune has been exhausted and that he is business is good in that little citv. He
now unable to put up the kind of de- returned yesterday.
tense that he desires. The responses to
this appeal are not coming in chunks
The order of the Eastern star meets
tonight in the Masonic hall. There
will be seven initiations and a splendid
One of the real tough things with time is anticipated.
which honest journalism has to con- Samuel McCombs and family return-
tend is the notion of repudiated poli- ed home from Ceorgia yesterday. They
ticians that they are in some manner resided in that state two years, and
called upon to enter it. have no desire to return.
We have a number of bibles which
One of the first things to engage the we do not wisn to c'ar,T ovr and will
attention of Congress will be a joint sel1 them at cost and below cost to close
resolution by Senator Mason to change them out. People's Drug Store.
Present indications points to a big
crowd in the opera house 011 the even
ing of Dec. 2"ind, to greet the Sweedish
fhere are surface indications that
the administration is about to give lherewasnodar.ee at Link (j.eik's
national honor another jolt by remov- house on Friday night. The Indepen-
ing a fresh batch of Cleveland oflice- tient wus mistaken, Link will sot allow
holders. dancing in his boute.
the name of the Congressional Pecord
to the Cuban War Cry.
The annual convention of the Mar-
the Winamac Democrat Journals s,,al1 county Sunday school association
authority for the statement that Con- wlH be ne,d in "y"1. t'. 8 antl .
irrPBBm.jn ivcQ ho .,.,r,. lo'.. Executive Committee.
point Y illiam Jackson for postmaster Mrs. Ceorge W. Marble, of South
at Winamac. He was a cold-hup Michigan street, will entertain a nartv
O 1 D F I
Democrat. of vountr folks this eveninir in honor of
Miss Myrtle Mizner, her guest, of Mo
Unsettled weather tonight and Wed
nesday w ith showers in north portion.
To be given away Jan. 21 at tho
Phoenix a solid oak side beveled French
glass. Ticket free with each (J cent
Whether Judge Day is to take the Keep the wind and snow out by using
place of Mr. Sherman or not, Mark weatherstrip around your doors and
Hanna will continue to perform the windows. You can get it at Leonard s
giving away a beautiful decorated morrocco
frame, cabinet size, or its equiralent in
price, with eaeli dozen Photographs as
as a Christinas souvenir.
orders amounting to as much as a dozen
photographs will be entitled to this hand-
some presents-at any time between now 3
and Christmas, Satisfaction guaranteed
on all work.
The Photo Artist.
IMymouth, Ind. Z.
There has been an epidemic of body
snatching about Chicago, and Editor
Yerkes is making a determined effort
to ascertain where Kditor Medill has
been spending his evenings.
duties of Secretary of State.
The arguments made by the shop
keepers these days are not conductive
to the popularity of the Dingley law.
Are you wondering what to buy for a
Christmas present. Look at those
beautiful rocking chairs at Leonard's
furniture store on Lnporte streets
Nothing nicer for a present.
Some Good Tilings At Our
Store This Week
50c Novelty Cross Goods
TO CLOSE AT 3 5
300 Sample Wraps at ooi off Manufactures
A Special New Line Table Linens
Just In For Thanksgiving Use.
FLANNEL LI N ED SATIN E SKIRTS 98c
The IBetst -25c Underwear in the city.
F. W. BOSWORTH.
I JHPEHir 1I1LI Kill OF 1 IIIIII.