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XTbe Tribune.
Established October 10, 1901.
HENDRICKS & CO., Publishers.
H B. OGLiESBEE, Bdltor.
Teilepiioiie 'o. J7.
OFFICE in Bissel! Block. Corner Center and
Laporte Street.
SUBSCRIPTION: One Year in Advance $1.50'
Six Months 75 cents; Three Months 40 cents, de
livered at any postoffice.
Entered tbe Tostoffice at PI3 mouth. Iod., as
second class matter.
Plymouth, Ind., November 28 1901.
We . desire to call the attention of
our exchanges and correspnodents to
the fact that the Plymouth Republi
can and News are no longer published.
We ask them to substitute the name
of Tue Tribune on their mailing
lists, if they have not already done sc.
nM v1 2 : a. - m i i
wreciviess V-HVl Vi cuddy-j
hole sheet over on Michigan street an-1
. M A. t M MM
nounces mai ior ten consecutive years
he has saved five or six hundred dollars
a year. Like the rat-hole In Abe
Lincoln's law office, this will bear
looking into, and the attention of the
count3 assessor is respectfully called
to it.
The adverse impression created by
the general suspicion of such things
referring to the dishonesty of legisla
tors is infinitely intenstied w hen some
member returns to his constituents
and proceeds to erect buildings that
he could not have dreamed of owning
prior to his sixty-one days at the cap
ital at six dollars per d ty and pay his
own board. The Tribune.
Metsker says that fits him. Instead
of denying that he is guilty he sits
snarling in his little cubbyhole nnd
calls bad names. "Let the gall'd
jade wince;" he leaves no sign of his
ridiculous fury but foam and splinters.
As innocence confirms itself by being
unmoved at a false accusation, so does
guilt stand self-confessed by the self
application of a statement so general
as the one quoted above. "We can
well afford to leave the unfortunate
wre tch just where he has placed himself.
The true inwardness of the railway
combine bill that cut so great a figure
in the last session of the Indiana gen
eral assembly is beginning to appear.
The merger of leading northwestern
lines effected by the organization of
the Northern Securities corporation,
the protests of governors of states
through which those lines pass and
whose farmers and manufactures will
be deprived of the berefits of com
petitive transportation if the protests
prove ineffective, and the persistent
rumors of attempts to "harmonize"
the railway systems between Chicago
and 2sew York in the same manner,
are very aggressive facts in justifica
tion of the opposition the Indiana bill
met and which resulted in its defeat.
The railroad lobby, with all its power
and corrupting influence?, was unable
to place the bill upon the statute
books and among the most vigorous
opponents of the measure stood John
W. Parks of Marshall and Kosciusko.
Among the most active and persistent
friends of the railway interests that
were pushing the bill was the "state
representative" from this county,
Clay W. Metsker, who has voluntarily
and eagerly put on a certain shoe,
thereby admitting that it fits him.
If getting whipped by 20,000 more
majority than it did in 1900 places the
Ohio democracy - In infinitely better
condition than tor six years past, it
follows logically that if it had been
walloped to the extent of 100,000 ma
jority it would have been in still bet
ter condition than it is now. We
don't quite understand how it is that
a party polling 20,000 less votes In an
off year campaign than it did in a pre
vious presidential election can be said
to be "in infinitely better condition
than it has been for six years." Ply
mouth Democrat.
Let us reason together. The con
vention that nominated the Kilbourne
ticket and adopted a platform that
omitted any and all reference to the
Chicago-Kansas Citv declaration was
a representative body. It may be as
sumed to have voiced the sentiments
of those who appointed its members
as delegates. The convention was
composed of pearly 1,000 delegates.
Among all these only six dissented
from the platform finally adopted.
Xow, suppose the majority had yield
ed to the minority and for the sake
of accommodation, harmony, concilia
tion, etc., had agreed to accept the
plank demanded by the minority, does
our esteemed contemporary over at
Plymouth suppose for a moment that
the democratic vote would have been
larger than that cast at the recent
election? If yes, then it will be in
order to show why the Chicago-Kan
sas City platform endorsement in
Iowa worked so poorly. South Itend
"Get action. Do things. Besane.
Don't fritter your time away; create,
act, take a place wherever vou are and
be somebody. Get action."
That is what Colonel Roosevelt said
to one of his Rough Riders one day as
they were parting after the war. The
advice, in substance and in form, is in
the best and most characteristic Roose
velt style and is essentially the story
of his own career. To another he said,
"Remember that for nine days you
will be a hero, and then you will have
to take your place an oidinary citi
zen. You will be judged then for
what you are and what you do, not
for what you have been. Don't get
The law of life is work. If work is
not at hand, make work. The world
and its victories are for the people who
do things. Look ahead and keep
busy is the rule that wins.
Roosevelt hates a lie and despises
hypocrisy, he detests moral or physi
cal cowardice, he has no time for
dreamers. He is loyal to his friends
and reticent as to his enemies, he be
lieves in common sense and is calm,
cool and conservative. Above all, he
is personally clean. In private and in
public he has walked soberly and care
fully, with clear eyes and unsoiled
hands, faithful in all things.
Roosevelt is an intensely practical
man and an American clear through
and always. That he is loved by
Americans is due to his conspicuous
characteristics, the mainspring of
which is expressed in the American
admonition, "Get action."
In his speech at the New York
chamber of commerce dinner Tuesday
evening Secretary Hay gave expression
to some phrases which are not likely
to be forgotten. Speaking of the part
which the United States is to play
among the other powers, he declared
that "there is to be no more surren
der of our rights than violation of the
rights of others." "Xo wantonness
of strength," he added, "will ever in
duce us to drive a hard bargain with
another nation because it is weak, nor
will any fear of ignoble criticism
tempt us to insult or defy a great
power because it is strong or even be
cause it is friendly." The nation,
furthermore, while frankly striving to
cany its commerce into all the mark
ets of the world, v.ill endeavor to cult
ivate peace with all powers, "but not
to take part In the formation of groups
or combinations among them." In
short, to quote a phrase which bids
fair to make Mr. Hay's speech memo
rable, "the briefest expression of our
rule of conduct is perhaps the Monroe
doctrine and the golden rule. "
Diplomacy used to be the art of
duplicity and of artfulness, its lan
guage was the language of concealed
meaning, the diplomat was a man of
polite subtlety and urbane cnJtiness,
to whöm
"All friendly trust was folly"
arid no international communication
was what it seemed.
American statesmanship is changing
all that and foreigners are no longer
shocked at the plain speech and open
meaning of our ministers abroad. The
utterance of Secretary Hay will not
have to be construed and translated
to find its significance. It means, and
will be understood to mean, tint the
United States stands on the high
ground of fair dealing in everything
that affects international relations,
while maintaining to the utmost e ?ery
right it poccccccs.
In considering the paving assess
ments and the plan adopted by the
citv commissioners for determining
the amounts, it should be remember
ed that no absolutely fair and equit
able plan for distributing the cost of
such improvements has ever been
One extreme view is that all public
improvements should be paid for by
the entire public, on the theory that
the sum of all general and special
benefits from all public works will
thus be most evenly divided among
all the people. One trouble with this
plan is that the division is made on
the basis of property values and per
sons owning no property avoid pay
ment altogether while enjoying as
much actual use ot the improvements
as others who pay the highest taxes.
Another trouble is that public im
provements ordinarily commence in
the center of the municipality and
work out toward the limits., and prop
erty owners around the edges would
be compelled to pay for much that
they would never get.
At the opposite extreme is the
opinion, widely held at one time, that
the full cost of public improvements
should be assessed to the property
directly affected by them, the idea be
ing that as .the improvements are
extended each piece of property will
in turn pay its share of the whole in
the order in which it Is reached.
This is objectionable for the reason
that though the general public en
joys a very large proportion of the
benefit of public works, a large part
of it escapes the burden of the cost as
they are carried forward, and for the
further reason that the placing of the
entire cost upon adjacent property
sometimes makes the tax intolerable,
even to the point of confiscation. The
rigid front-foot rule of the Barrett
law was adopted under this extreme
view. It greatly simplified the cal
culation of assessments but compelled
thousands of foreclosures and was so
Inequitable and odious that.lts repeal
was demanded from all over the state.
Somewhere between these two ex
tremes lies a basis of adjustment that
is nearer fair and right than either,
but no golden mean that is perfect
will be discovered. . The present law
provides that each piece of property
shall be assessed in a sum equal to
the excess of the special benefit it re
ceives over the damage it sustains by
reason of the improvement, that if
the benefits to do not equal the con
tract price for the job the city shall
pay the difference out of the general
taxes, anä that the benefits and dam
ages shall be fixed by the city com
missioners, who are selected as disin
terested representative citizens and
This is an exceedingly elastic law,
even leaving out of consideration the
human proneness of city commis
sioners to err in judgment. It leaves
each contract to be handled according
to the conditions that prevail with
reference to it and it contemplates
that each piece of property affected
shall be considered separately and as
sessed according to the benefits and
damages belonging to it. The com
missioners are confronted with a seri
ous proposition and are under a heavy
responsibility when they take up the
duty of distributing the assessments
and they are assured from the outset
that at least some interested parties
will differ from them in judgment;
if they are men of sense they will
realize that their own judgments may
not be fruitless and will govern them
themselves accordingly. They will
know that no hard and fast rules can
be laid down and that a satisfactory
method in one place may be radically
wrong in another.
The thing the Plymouth commis
sioners are required to do now is to
find out the exact amount that each
lot affected by the- pavement is In
creased in value bv reason of that im
provement. This is the amount of
the assessment within the Intent and
meaning of the law. When thac is
accomplished and the assessments are
footed up the deficit, if any, is the
amount the city must pay. If the
commissioner; do not fail in their
duty neither the property owners nor
the city will pay too much. In a
situation where there is so little varia
tion from normal conditions as on
Michigan street it would seem reason
ably clear to the great majority of
people that the owners should pay for
the work in front of their respective
lots, leaving the city to pay for the
intersection of streets.
In the course of an article com
menting in the most general way on
Indiana legislative life, printed in this
paper recently, the following passage
The adverse impression created by
the general suspicion of such things
is infinitely intensified when some
member of the legislature returns to
his constituents and proceeds to erect
buildings that he could not have
dreamed of owning prior to his sixty
one days at the capital at $6 per - day
and pay his own board.
This statement of a general and
well-known truth would seem to be
sufficiently indefinite; indeed, the fact
could not be well put in any more it-
definite language. The experience
has occurred in many places in this
and other states si nee legislatures have
been organized and such bodies have
been subjected to much disrepute
No innocent man could by any pos
sibility read into the paragraph quoted,
especially when taken in connection
with the context of the article, any
impugnment of his character, direct
or indirect, for nothing is stated ex
cept a general truth, without even a
suggestion of a specific application.
In the entire article there is absolute
ly no reference to any Individual.
But the misfit who is fond of cal
ling himself "the state representative"
rushes into print with a half-column
editorial charging that the innocent
little paragraph impeaches his hon
esty and integrity. He has put the shoe
on and the presumption in such cases
is always that the shos fits. His ed
itorial contains no denial of the charge
that he assumes was made against
him, as though he is the only "state
representative" there ever was, but it
amounts to an abject confession and
the plight in which he has thus placed
himself would be pitiable If he were
less ridiculous.
A guilty conscience is its own ac
cuser and the weaker a guilt man is
the sooner will he condemn himself
out of his own mouth, for children and
fools unconsciously yield up the truth.
A more homely way of putting it is
contained In' the familiar aphorism,
"Give a calf plenty of rope and it will
hang itself." To the ticklish and
self-condemned "state representative"
we commend the words of an old poet:
N;ne have accused thee; 'tis thy conscience
The wltcest In the soul that never dies;
Its accusation, like the moaning wind
Of wintry midnight, moves thy startled
O, may it melt thy hardened heart, and brine
From out thy frozen soul the life of spring
To The Public.
Allow me to say a few words in
praise of Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy. I had a very severe cough and
cold and feared I would get pneumo
nia, but after taking the second dose
of this medicine I felt better. Three
bottles of it cured my old and the
pains In my chest disappeared entirely.
I am most respectfully you.vs for
health, Ralph S. Meyers, 64-Thir-ty-seventh
St., Wheeling, W. Ya.
For sale by J. W. Hess, Druggist
ThebarkentineTitania, from Liver
pool to St. Johns, was wrecked Satur
day morning in a dense fog off New
foundland and for thirty-six hours the
crew suffered such hardships as mei
are not often called upon to endure
During that time they were lashed to
the rigging, without covering except
their shirts and drawers, wholly with
out food and constantly beater, by the
icy November seas. Three men rora
shore made a thrilling rescue at great
risk to themselves, while one of the
crew, in an effort to swim to land in
quest of help for his shipmates, was
dashed high against the rocky cliffs
and his lifeless body was found torn
and broken. The story appeared in
the daily papers and was read careless
ly and without a thrill of excitement;
but when such hairbreadth escapes
are described In books of fictitious
adventure we read them breathlessly
and conjure up in our vision the most
horrible pictures of staring mariners,
with death in their eyes, battered by
the implacable waves or washed
against the beetling rocks, no help of
human hand to reach them or plant a
ray of hope irntheir despairing souls,
nothing but agony and ruin, until the
hero comes with superhuman effort
and snatches them into safety and
comfort under a bright shining sun.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but not
nearly so impressive.
A stanch old republican farmer
friend dropped in for a chat the other
day and in the course of conversation
remarked that he had never under
stood the true inwardness of the poli
cy of reciprocity until he read McKin
ley 's Buffalo speech in Halsted's Life
of McKinley, obtained under oar great
offer. In that speech the President
Reciprocity is the natural outgrowth
of our wonderful industrial develop
ment under the domestic policy now
firmly established. What we produce
beyond our domestic consumption
must have a vent abroad. The excess
must be relieved through a foreign
outlet and we should sell everywhere
we can and buy wherever the buying
will enlarge our sales and productions
and thereby make a greater de cand
for home labor Ave should take
from our customers such of their pro
ducts as we can use without harm to
our industries and labor.
This, commented our friend, is a
wise and helpful policy, calculated to
benefit the farmers and wage-earners
alike. It is easily comprehended
when the entire speech is read.
"But," we said, "you should have
known all that before, for we printed
McKinley 's speech in full in our next
issue after it was delivered."
"Yes," he replied, "and I read it;
but that was in a paper while this is
ma book."
It was the case of the shipwreck
over again.
One cf our merchants, not much of
an advertiser, by the way, and there
fore a dealer of minor standing, ac
costed us recently.
"Say," he exclaimed, "you ought
to print something In your paper
about people buying goods away from
home. They come to us when they
want favors but when they have cash
in hand they chase off every place for
goods and usually get stuck. Give it
to 'em about that."
"Ii people do not read the paper
any closer than you do," we rejoined,
"it would be of no use to advise them
on that or any other subject."
"Why's that?"
"Why, we have time and again pub
lished just such articles as you sug
gest, in our news columns and in the
editorial department. We know that
it has been productive of good, too."
"Well," he said complacently, "I
don't have time to read the papers
very carefully and did not notice it."
He doubtless read the articles but
did not think. It was the shipwreck
tar Restaurant
Thanksgiving Dinner!
FreBh Oysters in can aod bulk at alj
times. m Fruits and CaDdies. Hot
aod Cold Luoch at all times.
case again.
If a man will advertise for black
cats at a dollar each, or if he will an
nounce in small type and in the most
inconspicuous part of the paper that
he will sell sugar at a cent a vound
to the first hundred comers, he will
find that though shipwreck stories and
reports of speeches may lack some
what of being as Impressive in news
papers as 'In books, yet the great
masses of the people read advertise
ments and look to them as reliable
glides to the market. Newspaper
readers would gain much if they
would read their papers In all
departments as thoughtfully as they
read the advertising columns, and ad
vertisers would gain 'much If they
would prepare their copy as carefully
as the editor does his. And if men
who do not have time to read the
papers would take time there would
be -'- less gold bricks , sold and non
advertisers would realize that their
backwardness in business is due to
their self imposed obscurity.
. . Yankee
One Fart Plus $2.00 tor the Round Trip.
In the rate the Northern Pacific
will make to western points reached
via its lines on account of Home-seek
ers excursions. -Selling dates will be
Oct. 15th, Nov. 5th and 19th and Dec.
3rd and 17th. For further informa
tion write, J. E. Turner, D. P. A.,
N. P. R.'Jackson Place, Indianapolis,
Ind., or address Chas. S. Fee, G. P. &
T. A., N. P. P.
I Sell
School Books
and Supplies,
Wall Paper,
Window Shades.
W. Gfl. Kendall,
"CASCARETS do mil claimed for them
and are a truly wonderful medicine. I have often
wished for a medicine pleasant to take and at last
bare found it in Cascarets. Since taking them, my
blood has been purified and Toy complexion bas im
proved wonderfully and I feel much better In ever?
war." Mas. Saixix 1. Sxixauh. Luttrell. Tenn.
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Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c, 25c, SOc.
atarllae Bmrf, Caaaar, Cfclea. MMtrval, law T.rt. 819
rffl-Tfl niP Sold and frtisranteed by all drng
UU" I U'UAU guts to CU1MC Tobacco Ilabit.
me$a Oil the great progress in medi
cal science, but there hasn't been so much progress
after all. The doctors have not been able to improve
on many of the simple old remedies used during the last
hundred years. Every mother knows that old-fashioned
sweet oil is a good
thing to rub on the
nose, throat and
chest for a cold,
and a doctor can't
prescribe anything
better or safer ex
cept Omega Oil.
This Oil does all
that sweet oil can
do, and besides that
it contains other
ingredients that
check and cure a
cold in a wonder
fully short time.
It can be used on
children with per
fect safety, as it
does not blister.
A bottle in the
house all the
time may save
a life or a
doctor's bill.
Omega Ctl Is good for everything a liniment ought to be good for.
Trochct's Colchicine Salicylate Capsules.
A standard and infallible cure for RHEUMATISM and GOUT,
endorsed by the highest medical authorities of Europe and
America. Dispensed only in spherical capsules, which dis
solve in liquids of the stomach without causing irritation or
disagreeable symptoms. Price, $1 per bottle. Sold by
druggists. Be sure and get the genuine.
For Sale by L. Tanner
In all its etagei there
should be cleanliness,
lj's Cream Balm
cieansee, soothes and heals
the diseased membrane.
It cares catarrh and drives
away a cold in the head
Cream Balm Is placed Into the nostrils, spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief la Im
mediate and a cure follows. It Is not drying does
not produce sneezing. Large Siz-, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail ; Trial Size, 10 cents by mail
BROTHERS. 5.; Warren Street. 2sew York.
1. nucuuiaiib
Successfully tried by thousands of Rheu
matic sufferers.who will testify to the merits
of this Great Remedy. Now Is tbe time to
takelt. Regulate the bowels, gives a good
appetite. A 5 week's treatment $1.00. Said
by J. W. Bets, your druggist.
No trouble to get breakfast quickly
if you have Mrs.Austin's famous Pan
cake Flour. Your grocer waits to
supplyyou. 22t24,5t4
;E Sell, Rent, Repair
and Exchange
We sell Tabulating Attachments.
We sell Typewriter Supplies.
We sell Typewriter Furniture.
We furnish Stenographers and
Can Wc Scr-Oe you 7
J Wyckoff. Sea. mans & Benedict
327 Broevdwvv. New York
; 12 E Market Street.
.iiVJ Promoetaluvriantgrcw1h.
.v never jraiia o aww" u-rj
ft Pre-nt "iff and hair tailing
I Free' Railroad Fares 2 ar" I
The Shoppers' Association of Logansport will refund the entire railroad fare
(both ways) to persons liviDg within a radius of 50 miles from Logansport, upon
the purchase of $25.00 worth of merchandise from any one member of the Asso
ciation, or from all combined.
HERE IS THE PLAN: Ask for a Shoppers' Association Rebate Book in
the first store you enter of those named below as members, have each purchase
entered in every store you trade in, and when through buying the last trading
place will direct you how to receive your rebate. It's all very simple no extra
trouble. Application must be made for rebate at the time purchase is made.
The Shoppers' Association of Logansport includes all of the representative
retail stores of the city; and covers practically every line of merchandise needed
for personal or home use. You may spend three dollars at one store, ten at an
other, eight at another store, and four in miscellaneous purchases there are
25.00 expended for which the amount of your fare is promptly refunded.
rinlpmin flr)vrf!ctnn rAmmtto -I Ort A MQDODT I M Ol
in a&5 .
Members of
The Shoppers9 Association,
" A glance through this list ehows that
none but firms ot the very nighest reputation
in their respective linea ask you to do business
with thtsm.
flsh& HftdUy, 425-427 Market street, furni
ture and upholstering.
Di. Avthuv Bakv, 403 Broadway, optician,
eyes examined free.
Homiv Closson & Co., 506 Broadway, drugs,
paints, oils and varnishes. !
H. 7. Cviitnood, 312 Market, stoTes,tinware,
- hardware and house furnishings
I. fl. Ccufovd, corner Broadway and Fifth
struts, hardware, (runs and ammunition.
DsuitDctp dt Co., 303 Fourth street, hatters
and furnishers.
J. o. Frgason, 322 Market Btreet, clothier
furnisher and hatter.
J. T. Flngic, 310 Market street, hardware,
stoves and sporting goods.
Can Fisher, 311 Fourth Street, druge, paints,
oils and varnishes,
nil Grnsfldir, 315 Market street, clothier,
hatter and furnisher.
C. iar. Graves, 413 Broadway, books, station
er o, pianos, organs, framing and cameras,
Lüm. Cia & Co., 316 Market etreet,clothicg
and men's furnishings.
Jaeob Hz, 409 Market street, the leading
O. It. Harrington; 421 Fifth street, photog-
. rapher, frames and moulJing.
Helvla & Sellers, 424 Broadway, clothing and
men's furnishings. .
m. Ii. Johnson, 403Eroadway.hardware,bet-
i )g, cutlery and sporting goods.
Colombia Breeding Co., 'phone ;40, John
. . G. Keip, manager.
m, meCaffray & Co., two stores, 410 Market
street and corner Broadway and Sixth Ste,
groceries at Wholesale prices, Sugar, cof
fee and tobecco exempt.
W. H. Porter, corner Fourth and Market Sts.,
drugs, paints and oils.
The Globe, corner Fourth and Market streets,
clothiers, hatters and furnishers,
Sehmitt & Hlnly, (The Golden Rule) corner
Fourth and Market Sts., dry good, cloaks,
carpets atd millinery.
Hal B. smith &. Co., 416 Broadway, jewelers
and opticians,
smith & peCormaek, 306-303 Fifth street,
bugeies, harness and horse furnishings.
Snider & Alber, 414 Market Street, queens
ware, china, glass, silverware and lamp?.
Geo. W. seybold & Bros., (Trade Palace, )319-
321 Market street, big department store.
Stemart Diry Goods Co., 315 Fourth street,
Logansport'a bargain store, dry goods and
The Otto' Shoe and Clothing Co., 317-319
Fourth street, clothing, shoes, hats, fur
nishings. Free chinaware, 'Nuff said.
The Boston,5c andlOc store,blue f ront,Fourth
street, queensxare, hardware, kitchenware
and toys.
J. D. Taylor. 309 Fourth street, jeweler and
optician specialist. Eyes examined free.
H. Wiler & Co., corner Broadway and Fourth
streets, carpets furniture, draperies ana
wall paper.
J. m. Oiaters, 323-325 Fourth street, dry
goods, notions, cloaks and curtains.
Elias Winter & Son, 510 Broadway, boots,
shoes and rubbers.
D. a. Ycungker & Co., 402 Broadway, manu
facturers ot "Little Duke" cigars.
Young & Coster, harness, carriage, rubber
The Bee Hive, Wiler & Wise, 409 411 Broad
way, dry goods, cloaks and millinery.
Persons living at a greater distance than
50 miles may have their fares rebated. To il
lustrate: If you live CO mile j away, you pay
for only 10 miles, and the association pays for
50 miles both ways.
C: For fur ther information address, O TT O A. KRAUS,

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