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CLAY W. METSKER, PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR. What a happy thing it is the great mass of the ptople are im lined with RE8ER1 Kl Ills DB4 MttOX. The Valparaiso Messenger says ol a common sense and go on their 7 LtPbttC county justice of the peace: SUBSCRIPTION PR1 B. One Year, Mix Mouths. Three Mouths, cash. Per Copy, HJI utero! it tha post office Ht rtyutouth. Indiana, as matter of the eooud otaae. Friday December it, 1897, DuMOStlc Couvention I Stil, Dint riet. The Ueniociacy of the Lith, Congres sional District of Indiana, will meet in delegate convention, on Tuesday, .Janu ary 11, I8U6 at the opera house, in I'ly Uioulh, Marshall county, Indiana, at '1 o'clock p. m., tor the purpose ot select ing a member ol the Democratic State Central Committee lor the ensuing two years, who shall also be ex-ollicio chair man of the 13th District Democratic Committee, and for the transaction of any other business that may com4 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 representation: OtMJOTUM. DELEGATES Kikhart 45 Kulton 23 Kosciusko ,'1U Marshall A Pulaski 14 Starke 11 St. Joseph '0 living mainly in accord with the laws of (heir 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 6et prohibits all grain 1h1s?, another all meats, an other fruits, others have bread and DM I - prepared us in form beyond the ; ciose(i rns Pyes attainment ot ordinary mortals. 1 hese "He was he iring nis first case. Two young lawyers were opposing each other. Lach had made eloquent pie js for his client. The 'eqnira was a Lit dazed, but looked wise, nevertheless. The lawyers sat with beaming hearts awaiting the 'squires decision. The 'squire leaned back in his chair a d He remained t!.us 1 u iers Advertisements. ARE GUARANTEE BONDS. 20 minutes. Then he sat tin in his crank teacheis in the material for sua-1 cnair audf with aJJ lne f of a taming physical life have their counter part in the moral, the religious and the political world. Neither society or gov ermeDt 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. I.aiirange Standard. Total SIS Ebcim county should Ke sure that they send none but true and tried democrats as delegates to this convention. Tki li: J. Kur EE, J. W. IfOKKOW, Chairman. ecretarv. GOLD DEMOCB 41 WANTS SILVER oi p. J. L. Forkner, of Anderson, is an. nounced a a candidate for the dein -cratic uonination for state treasurer. This strikes us as the greatest, instance of unadulterated nerve we have ye' heard of, but any body, who has ever known of Jack Forkner's "make up" as uianiftsteu from the time he was a "clod hopper'- in the vicinity of the little villages of Millville and Ashland in Henry county, are not at all surprised to learn of him on all sides of all ques tious, asking favors of foes as weil as friends. Jack Fork Mr was a right hand man to Kx-Congressman liynum who chased out of the democratic party in pursuit of a "golden calf.-' Jack follow ed Pynuui in the chase. Well, Bynam has ift the state and no doubt found a genet ooa recompense for his "will-o-the Vtep experience. But poor Forkner and the other subs are still only "Hoosiers" and as they some time since discovered that the "golden call" was only a "yellow dog" so far as auy practi cal benefits to them as politicians might accrue, Jack for one concluded to tie a tin can to his "canine" species and let it wander. Now he is rid ot the "yellow dog," but the true democrats will prefer that he stick to the company with whom he elected to associate during the lust campaign, if he is after politi cal emoluments. liut Forkner has nerve, and he is back asking for persimmons because the fruit on the shrubs from the Ly mun vineyard got caught in the frost aud failed to materialize. He thinks that he is entitled to be a candidate for tate treasurer. Think of it: He may 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 nairs of a Palmer -liuck ner combination and indirectly con tributed his mite to accomplish the de feat of Mr. liryan. Notwithstanding all this talk aoout 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 dointr business at the same old stand. This is, somehow, one Ol the myth6 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 Mash of a child's eye as it lights up at mention of the old saints name is BOfticient recompense for any mis givings we may entertain concerning the 1 art her perpetuation of a mere sup rati t ion. Of course there is a anta ("aus. 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. court of justice, said, -'J will reserve my decision until one week from today, when J will lind for plaintiff " A gooa nig squeeze is going on m Chicago by speculators in wheat. December wheat has been evidently cornered by the French-Leiter Combi nation and a great many 6mall fry peculators are like millers ilitting about a lighted candle. In an effort to get under cover the price of L? cember wheat was forced up to $1.09 Thursday and there is talk about much higher iigures before the last day of the month. It has become apparent that the light on the civil service law is no trifling matter, even if it is being conducted agan.st the wishes of the President. Leading republican representatives have attacked the law on the floor 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 stands met in caucus to discuss the best way to conduct their light against it. That was at least fifty Ü!' re than were supposed to be willing to be counted as publicly hostile to the law, and has had an alarming effect upon those who stand by the law, and here generally been disposed to poke fun at all talk of lighting it. The appellate court has just declared that a husband can recover damages from his mother-n-law if it can be proven that the mother in-law damag ed him. In the case in question, the mother-in law mducea her daughter to return to her home, and it ju.;t cost her 1,.j(JU. Hon. David Turpie ol Indiana. has returned to Congress in excellent health and full ot tight. Mr. Turpie proposes to light two propositions which are likely to be prominent during the present session, one the Nicaragua (.'anal and the other the Hankers Currency BilL Mr. Turpie is a vigorous lighter and a very able de bater. Washington News Letter. It is not likely thai Congress will ratify the treaty for the annexation of Hawaii The New England Senator and representatives are nearly all opposed to it. Two thirds ars required for ratilicatio .. As the matter now standt, the required number of votes cannot be secured. Y e v ant All Men to se c The Pine Overcoats We are C ffering at S7.50 $io,oo, In ali Styles. lietween their store an The v promise only ! the people, vv 't:ii tin ir s Holiday Specials- f ine Linen. ! amlch'f gents iem-stit'-Hed for 2c j i i m . l ne ar t - t :ial tell 1 ine -iilv luitial handker- of our possibilities ami your opjiortuni- chief gentu t for ttt ties, that guide you where you find relia- Line euts muffler 25c ble bargains on offerings. Fine linen neck wear 25c From now until January im, 1898, we offer Fine silk handkerchief 25c extra CUT prices on al VVintei clothing and Fine kid gloves gents 50c Overeats. WE WANT TO MOVE them Fine fancy shirts 50c out wewill not carry them ovtr. Fine silk trimmed night robes 50c Favor us with a cal?. Our foods and T. rr 7 : ' r tnc kid mittens 50c prices do the rest. jFine plush caps 50c Fine silk suspenders 25c Hundred of articles for useful X .nas presents LOCAL BREVITIES. The l'ullruan boys are to share equally with the rest of the children and the father's wish will be disregard ed. The mother who was iven the oulk 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 possessed them. Hon. C. A. (J. IfeCleUan, some years ago a democratic member of congress 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 luesday. 1 1 is recovery is considered doubtful. I'OIJ.I HON 1)1 nTKK Wis. A decision of far reaching import ance was handed down in the appel late court Tuesday, having direct bear ing on the poilutiou of running streams by strawboard and paper mill com panies. In the case of the 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 be returned in any county through which the re fuse iloat8. The commissioners of Whitley county must expect to lind a Klondike gold mine in the books of the county treasures and auditors. They have emploped Messrs. Johnson & Cornns of Indianapolis, experts, to go over the official! books for the last : if can years and will pay them 91,900. The work must be completed in four months. The ni' re the president's Cuban pol icy is studied, the more humiliating it grows. It is a shameful subterfuge, and the people of Spain are celebrating the victory. The Cuban patriots are paying for republican incincenty by their lives. Those Kentucky Republicans who are going to defeat Mr. Uanna might secure some valuable information con cerning their intended victim by consulting Hon. Jas. K. Jones of Arkansas. 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 waste 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 wroiig. Right and wrong are as distinct as light and darkness, and darkness never dispels the light. Let us thank (lod and take courage for the ever increasi g light of right over wrong shining fron the "Father of lights," through our National Constitution. The secretary of the treasury has asked congress to make appropriations for improving the harbor at Michigan City, 8-0,000; improving outer harbor at Michigan City, 10,000; for soldiers home at Marion, Ind., i?il l j;.. for the Wabash river, above Vincennes, $4,ooi; below, 10,000: for the Calumet river, tf2ö0,oo0. 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 The accomplished mislit ready made clothing artist car. eueeze a big man into a KUiall space. The presidential appointments assure the spectacle of a small man turned loose in a space too large, and he is as unbecoming as is a In fie man in a big suit. Why not re Verse the order in filling spaces in the machinery of a national government. Have you seen it done. Luetgert has appealed to the public for linancial aid claiming that his for tune has been exhausted and that he is now unable to put up the kind of de fense that he desires. The responses to this appeal are not coming in chunks. One of the real tough things with which honest journalism has to con tend is the notion of repudiated poli ticians that they are in some manner cailed upon to enter it. One of the lirst things to engage the attention of Congress will be a joint resolution by Senator Mason to change the name of the Congressional Record to the Cuban War Cry. There are surface Indications that the administration is about to give national honor another jolt by remov ing a fresh batch of Cleveland officeholders. Jt is stated Congressman Johnson has resigned as chairman of elections committee No. 2, and requested peaker Reed to appoint Mr. Koyse of Indiana. Mr. Johnson resigned also as a member of the committee. Congressman John Is the metropolis of Nothern I 8on 8 health n8 greatly improved, tut Indiana to be slighted in national 1 ne wants to devote himseif exclusively legislation to the banking aud currency questiou. The Winamac Democrat Journal is authority for the statement that Con gressman Koyse has decided to re-appoint William Jackson for postmaster at Winamac. He was a gold bug Democrat. There has been an epidemic of body snatching about Chicago, and Editor Verke8 is making a determined effort to ascertain where Kditor Medill has been spending his evenings. Whether Judge Day is to take the place of Mr. Sherman or not, Mark llaana will continue to perform the duties of Secretary of State. The arguments made by the shop keepers these days are not conductive to the popularity of the Dingley law. From Tuesday's Daily. Kldiidge Thompson went to Chicago this morning. Recorder Walker went to Whiting to day on business. A uice lot of doils for Christmas pres ents at the People's Drug store. Messrs Cory and O'lüenis of Argot are in the city today on business. Pied Beehnell of Ft. Wayne was in the city last night. Ed Mclntyre was reported better yes ierday. There hasn't been enough of the "beautiful ' yet for the youngsters to at tempt, the old time coasting. The crossing et the corner of Wash ington and Plum streets will be looked after by street commissioner Prink at once. Sam O'Brien formerly of Bourbon but now of Chicago vas in the city iast night on business. Mrs. Allman of Sophia sheet will re-! turn home tomorrow from a two weeks visit In Marion. AI Kitchey, llarley Colvin, and A. L. Fellers of Pourbon are 10 the city today attending court. (I. W. Marble and Chas. Bushman are in Wisconsin looking up lumber for the Novelty. Some of our Plymouth sportsmen are now in the wilds of Starke c mnty in search of game. If this sort of weather continues, it will be the cause of a big cut in the holiday trade. The Elektron Cycle company made a large shipment of wheels to Chicago yesterday. George Woiford nil spend Christ mas in Plymouth with his fattier ami sister. Lee M. Kendall is arranging his affairs for his contemplated trip to the Klondike gold lields early in the spring time. The Rathbone sisters will meet in K. P. hall next Friday evening Dec. 17th at T:)io. Ail are requested to be pres ent. Charlie Willard is well pleased with the town of Portland. lie says that business is good in that little city, lie returned yesterday. The order of the Kastern star meets tonight In the Masonic hall. There will be seven initiations and a splendid time is anticipated. Samuel McCombs and family return ed home from (Jeorgia yesterday. They resided in that state two years, and have no desire to return. We have a number of bibles which we do not wish to carry over and will sell them at, cost and below cost to close them out. People's Drug Store. Present indications points to a hig crowd in the opera house on the even ing of Dec. S&Ild, to greet the Swetuiish (irand Concert company. There was no dance at Pink (ieik's house on Friday night. The Indepen dent was mistaken, Link will sot allow dancing in his house. The annual convention of the Mar shall county Sunday school association will be held in Plymouth, Feb. 8 ami '., j Executive Committee. Mrs. George w. Mattete, of South j Michigan street, will entertain a party' of young folks this evening in honor of Miss Myrtle Miner, her guest, of Mo menoa. 111. Unsettled weather tonight and Wed nesday w ith showers in north portion. To he given away Jan. 1 1 at the Phoenix a solid oak side beveled French glass. Ticket tree with each 6 cent purchase. Keep the wind and snow out by using weather strip around your doors and windows. You can et it at Leonard's furniture store. S2T S?JE SJi SiJjJBVirWÄS. LOOK h ERE! THE DAISY" is prepared to fiil Combination Orders ard TTjeet figures quoted by other grocers I also handle the Diamond Light Coal Oil, the best oil in the city, at 15 cen,ts per gallon,. Give me a trial an,d be convinced J. C. JIXSON. Eg WEBSTER, THE- Up-To-Dat r 8 Photographer Is giving away a beautiful decorated morrocco frame, cabinet size, or its equivalent in I 11 X 1 . 1 price, with each dozen 1 hotoraphs, as as a Christmas souvenir. orders amountum to as much as a dozen ' photographs will be entitled to this hand- 2 some present! at any time between now g and Christmas, Satisfaction guaranteed jfc on all work. e Webster 3 The Phot.. Artist. Plymouth, 1 ml. B i Are you WOOdariOf what to buy for a Christ inns present. Look at (bote beautiful rocking chairs ut Leonard's furniture Ktir on Laporte street Nothing incur lor a present. OSWORTH'S Some Good Things At Our Store This Week- 50c Novelty Dross Goods TO CLOSE AT 35 300 Sample Wraps a 331 off Manufactures Prices. A Special New Line Table Linens Just In For Thanksgiving Use. FLANNEL LI N EDSATIN E SKI RTS 98 The Best -25c Underwear intlie citv. F. W. BOSWORTH. THE INDEPENDENT FOR ALE KINDS Of JOB PRINTING.