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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1900.
Several little lots of wanted mer
chandise at but a fraction of in
Just one hundred and forty-two pairs
polled kids from 1.50 and 52 qualities.
They are all right otherwise, and will van
ish quickly at
50c a pair
On sale In the east aisle at 9 a. m.
Thirty of them, mostly grays and blacks.
pood winter styled, of all-wool poods; the
cheapest rras ; others sold at 1 and $7.50.
Plain colors of taffeta, tucked, helltrope,
turquoise blue, cerise, navy, black and then
a few striped ones.
Several dozen from broken lines of J.
I, and R. & O., fancy colors and white.
1 and ones, all sizes.
L. S. AYRES & CO.
Manufacturer of Grilles and Fret Work.
"Few 2nd Evil Have tbe Days of Its Life
The Shortest Month
MAY COME IN LIKE A LION
READY FOR ALL:
WALL PAPERS STOCKS
Carpets, Draperies, Wall Paptr,
17 and 10 Weit Waihlncton Street.
Hardwood Floors laid. fin!ih3 sod rtflnithtd,
There are two ways of buying: diamonds
for eelllns the small retailer's way of
buyinsr In small quantities at wholesaler's
email quantity prices. The other way our
way or buying direct from tho cutter In
l&rgtt lots at large-lot prices and with
large cash discounts from even large-lot
prices. This, together with our low rent,
enables us to defy all competition.
7 C CfDP Importer of
we Uli a9 DIAMONDS
Room 4, lSi North Meridian St,
21 Worth Pennsylvania St.
STATE DEBT PAYMENTS
SINCE JAN. 27, 1803, TIIE DEBT HAS
BEEN REDUCED 92,516,000.
JThe Stale Novr Owes bat a Fraction
. Over Five Million Dollars The
. Future Bright.
The following statement, showing the
condition of the state debt for the period
Xro'm Jan. 27, 1S05 to Feb. 23, 1000, shows
that, in all probability, Indiana, within less
than seven years, will be entirely free from
Btate debt. Jan. 27, 1S05 $7,620,615.12
Feb. 27 $300,000
March 25 100.000
July 25 2UÜ.00O
Dec 11 200.000
Total. 1S35 00,000
March 27 $130,000
June 17 0,000
July 2 mooo
Oct. 23 100.000
Total, 1SD7 EO.0C0
Jen. 23 $100,000
Feb. 3 100.CO3
July. 11 100,000
Aug. 1 100.000
Dec. 30 200.0CO
Total. 1S33 600,000
Jan. 11 $200.0
June IS 12.000
Aug. 13 200.000
. Total, 1S33 412,0(3
Jan. 12 $1S3,000
Total. D00 1S3.000
Total payments from Jan. 23. 1S05.
to Feb, 2$. 1300 2.515.000.00
State debt, March 1. 1000 $5.000,615.12
LETTERS ARE RECEIVED
Containing- Information About Health
Conditions Over the State.
A Tetter was received by the State Board
of Health yesterday from Redkey, in
vhlch the writer complained to the state
board that the local board of health was
not exercising proper precaution in pre
venting the spread of contagious diseases.
Dr. Cox, health officer of Owen county,
Informed tho state board that there, had
been no pew cases of smallpox In that
county outside of infected houses for more
than three weeks. He says the disease
lias been kept out of all tho trading cen
ters, and as a consequence the business
Interests of the community did not suffer.
lie cays the best of results have been ob
tained in that county through tho hearty
co-operation of the people.
Grnfrul Ilnrrlsun'a AddrevM.
General Harrison spoke before tho stu
dents of the Medical College of Indiana
yesterday. The lecture room was crowded
end the acMre. though short, was ap
plauded by the Student.
Ktw Pianos, $l5 and up, at Wulichncr'a.
ALL THE PRELIMINARIES
FOR THE REPUBLICAN COUXTY CO.V
The'Orfrnnlintlon of tbe Convention
Cbangen In Meeting Places
The organization of the Republican coun
ty convention, which is to convene in Tom
linson Hall at 9 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing, has been completed. County Chair
man Akin will call the convention to or
der, and It is understood that Attorney
General Taylor will be the permanent
chairman. Oliver P. Ensley will be secre
tary of the convention and George W.
Bone, bailiff in Room 2, Superior Court,
will serve aa sergeant-at-arms. The fol
lowing committees have been selected:
On Organization Lawson M. Harvey,
chairman; William II. Leedy and Conrad
Order of Business Frank I. Littleton,
chairman; Omer Boardman and Frank A.
Resolutions L. P. McConnack. chair
man; Charles N. Thompson, James W.
Noel, Fred A. Joss and A- A. Young.
Credentials Floyd A. Woods, chairman:
William G. Wasson, John F. Carson, Wil
liam Irsln. William T. Brown, Albert
Rabb. J. W. Fesler, Benjamin C. Wright
and Leon Kahn.
The primaries In the city for the pur
pose of selecting delegates to the conven
tion will be held at 8 o clock to-night.
Most of the primaries in the out town
ships will be held this afternoon. The
committee on credentials will be divided
Into three sections to-night to listen to
contests that may arl.e over the selec
tion of delegates. The three sections will
meet In the Criminal and Circuit Courts
and in Room 1. Superior Court.
It is requested that the chairman or each
precinct meeting held this afternoon and
evening will either send the list or dele
gates to the Journal office at once or tele
phone the names. The lists may be left at
the Journal counting room or may bo tele
phoned to the city department No. S6, old
and new 'phones.
Following is a corrected list of changes
In the places for holding the primaries
made since the original call was published:
Fourth Precinct. Fifth Ward Rear 411
Sixth Precinct, Fifth Ward-Southwest
corner Blake and Michigan streets.
Third Precinct, Sixth Ward-636 Indiana
Fifteenth Precinct. Sixth Ward-620 West
New York street.
Third Precinct, Ninth Ward 242 South
Eighth Precinct, Ninth Ward 1522 Spann
First Precinct, Eleventh Ward HO West
Fifth Precinct, First Ward 1103 East
Seventh Precinct, Third Ward Wie-
gand's greenhouse, corner Sixteenth and
Eighth Precinct, Fourth Ward Comer
Sixteenth and Montcalm streets.
Ninth Precinct, Fourth Ward-$14 West
Second Precinct, Eighth Ward 82S Key
Eighth Precinct, Eighth Ward Kinney's
barn, corner Washington and Pine streets.
Fourteenth Precinct, Eighth WTard 42
Temple avenue. -
First Pfeclnct. Ninth Ward 2201 East
Second Precinct, Eleventh Ward 433
West Pearl street.
Tenth Precinct. Thirteenth Ward 1023
Eleventh Precinct. Thirteenth Ward 310
Eighth Precinct. Fifteenth Ward-513
West Morris street.
Third Precinct, Center Townshln Hatt-
Third Precinct, Wayne Townshin Eight
o'clock instead of 2 o'clock.
Third Precinct. Pike Townshlo 10 a. m.
instead of 2 p. m.
Mr. Damon "Withdraws.
To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal:
As the primary convention for the election
of delegate to nominate the candidates at
the Republican convention on Saturday will
be held to-morrow afternoon and evening,
I wish to announce In to-morrow's Journal
that on account of illness of my wife I
have been unable to make a thorough can
vass in my Interest as candidate for com
missioner of the First district, and, there
fore, I wish to withdraw my name from
before the convention.
CHARLES DAWSON, JR.
Socialist Democratic Party.
The national convention of the Socialist
Democratic party will be held in this city
next week in Reichwien's Hall, on East
Market street, commencing Tuesday morn
ing. About 200 delegates will be present for
the purpose of nominating candidates for
President and Vice President of the United
States. As previously announced, Eugene
v . Deb3 will be chosen for the head of the
Will Ise Voting -Machine.
In the election of officers to be held at
the Marion Club March 7, the voting will
be by machine entirely. The machine will
be placed In the clubhouse to-day and the
members are Invited to examine it and
familiarize themselves with It.
In a Receptive Mood.
Robert J. Brennen, a Democratic attor
ney, has indicated that he will accept the
nomination for Contrress If it 1b thrust
upon him by his party. He la married and
is thirty-two years old.
Complete Returns Show a Gain Over
. the Past Year.
A table completed by Frank Martin,
deputy auditor of state, yesterday, shows
the net gain in the taxable property of
the State over last year to be $2,194,0C5. On
April 1, 1S9S, the total amount of taxable
property In the State on the tax duplicate
was $1.311,108,009 and in April, 1S00, it was
$1,312,831,161, showing a gain over 189S of
$31,723,152. The total amount of claims
for mortgage indebtedness allowed in 1S39
was $.3,153,931, making the net gain as
above given. It has been frequently pre
dieted that on account of the mortgage in
debtedness law and the Increased aprropri
atlons made by the last Legislature, the
taxable property of the State would fall
far below that of the preceding year, and
the gain is therefore a remarkably good
Of State Institution la Forwarded to
Pari for the Exposition.
Secretary Amos W. Butler, of the State
Board of Charities, yesterday sent to Paris
for the exposition Indiana's exhibit of her
four insane hospitals and School for
Feeble-minded Youths. There are beauti
ful photographs both of the exterior and
Interior, of each of the hospitals, besides
a complete plan of each building. Besides
the photographs of the building there are
many photographs showing the especia
equipment of each hospital. The history
of each institution is contained in a tena
rately bound volume, and taken as a whole.
It will mako a most attractive exhibit.
The Audubon Society.
The Indianapolis Audubon Society will
meet lh the assembly room of tho Commer
cial Club building this evening. The pro
gramme arranged for this meeting is as
follows: Mrs. 'O. W. Marmon will read a
puper entitled, "Hlrd Migration." It is Jut
now that tho Mrds are appearing and this
makes Mrs. Mannon's paper very oppor
tune. Rev. W. J. Fräser. D. D.. will read
a paper on "Bird Protection." Dr. Frazer
has traveled much and been greatly inter
ested in the birds of this and other coun
tries, and his raper, based upon his obser
vations, is a very interesting one. The com
mittee on shade trees will submit a report
on what U necessary to better the condi
tion of the trees of the city.
A BIQ NEW CONCERN
In Which Terre Haute Capitalists
Are Interested Other Enterprises.
The following companies were Incorpo
The Terre Haute Pipe-line Service Com
pany, of Terre Haute; capital stock, $500,
000; directors, William P. IJams, G. H.
Coufraan, Charles H. Goldsmith, Henry G.
Miller, George E. West, Fred B. Smith
and Samuel R. Hamlll. The object of the
association is to construct, own and oper
ate work3 for tiie manufacture of various
fluids and the distribution of the same
by pipe lines for refrigeration, preserva
tion and fire protection, and the manufac
ture and distribution of pipe lines for heat
ing and illuminating gases.
The Lafayette Underwear Company, of
Lafayette; capital stocK. jeu.oou; directors.
K. Edwin Hill, Mortimer jevering. w. n.
Zinn. Noah Justice and B. F. Cavlns.
The Cellular Insulating Company, Alex
andria: capital stock. $75.000; directors, Al
fred W. Irwin, A. J. Redway and Theodore
SALE OF FACE LOTIONS
HAS A PART IN THE DOMESTIC
WRANGLES OF THE M'WIIORTERS.
Robert E. McWhorter Arrested by the
Detectives Husband and Wife
Tell Their Stories.
Robert E. McWhorter, who has had an
office in the Blackford building, at Me
ridian and Washington streets, for the sale
of face powders and other toilet prepara-
tions, was arrested yesterday by Detec
tives Gerber and Fort, and charged with
loitering and drunkenness. McWhorter and
his wife came here about the middle of
December and live at No. 560 North Seville
Wednesday, Fred Holzgrefe complained
at police headquarters that McWhorter had
been guilty of fraud in selling him his of
fice furniture and a state agency in the
business conducted by him. The detectives
said they had no jurisdiction, as McWhor
ter had given a regular bill of sale.
He claimed his arrest was brought about
by his wife for the purpose of securing
something against him and getting posses
sion of his property. He said she was for
merly Mrs. Arnold Wernicke and lived in
Chicago. He met her on a train while she
was on the way to meet her husband in
Georgia, yhere he had gone to prepare a
home for them. He said they had property
in Chicago and that she induced her hus
band to sign a quit-claim deed In her favor.
after which she deserted him and procured
a divorce. After some correspondence he
went to Chicago and they were married.
He claimed she had caused hlra to fall
In business and that the present trouble
was started about a week ago, when she
tried to get him to sign over his Interest in
the property at No. 5G0 North Beville ave
nue, and another property on Euclid ave
nue to her, which he refused to do. He Is
about twenty-seven years of age and Mrs.
McWhorter Is about fifteen years his
senior. He had in his pocket a number of
letters which, he said, had been written to
his wife by her former husband, and
showed thai she was making arrangements
to leave hlui to go to Wernicke. He denied
the story told by his wife to the detectives
that he was wanted In Chicago on war
rants charging him with obtaining money
unaer raise pretenses.
THE WOMAN'S STORY.
Mrs. McWhorter' side of the story was
altogether different. She told of how he
had abused her, spent her money, induced
her to sign over her property in Chicago
to him and then trade It for the property
here, and mortgage the real estate and
furniture. She claimed he had not con
tributed a penny during their two years of
married life to her support, but, on the
other hand, she had been obliged to sell
the toilet preparations, which she made.
from house to house, in order to Hv und
also to supply him with money which he
spent for liquor. She said from the time of
their marriage until the time of her set
ting over to him one-half of her property,
he continually talked of that subject and
was not satisfied until he had secured pos
session of it. She also said that he ill
treated her and frequently broke up furni
ture and china about the house. She has
started proceedings to recover the prop
erty deeded to him and also for a. dlvnrr
She claimed to have gone from house to
nouse selling ner toilet articles durine th
coldest weather, though she had not cloth
ing neavy enough to keeD her warm
Neighbors say that in the time of their
residence on Beville avenue she has shown
herself to be a haru-worklng woman, and
their sympathies are with her.
Mrs. McWhorter said that before their
marriage aicwnorter was penniless and
she sent him money to nav his rallwnv
fare to Chicago, but Instead of using the
money for that purpose he went to see a
former sweetheart and then to se the
woman from whom he had been divorced.
A second remittance, she said, was used in
a similar manner and after a third he ap
peared in Chicago and she was obliged to
ouy cioming tor mm that he micrht lnrdr
respectable when presented to her family
NOT A HARD WORKER,
Walter Rutledffe Is Arrested at the
Instance of His Wife.
Walter Rutledge, living at 1155 River
avenue. West Indianapolis, was arrested
last night on a warrant sworn out by his
wife, who alleges that he assaulted her
Wednesday night. She said she had at
tended a party and upon her return he be
gan a quarrel and accused her of being
intoxicated. She admitted having had a
giass oi peer, wnereupon he struck her.
A badly discolored eve resulted, in tnit.
inj? with tho prosecutor shf snirt hr m
band had worked but cne-half day during
ine last two years.
MR. THORNTON'S SUCCESSOR.
Judge Allen Will Probahly Appoint
Carl Von Hake.
Carl Von Hake will probably be appointed
to succeed Charles E. Thornton as a mem
ber of tho County Board of Charities. Mr.
Thornton resigned last week. Judge Allen
who will make the appointment, says he ex
pects to name the man whom the board
most desires. Lp to this time, he says.
the members of the board are In favor of
Mr. Von Hake s appointment.
Company Will Reincorporate.
The Meridian Life and Trust Company,
of this city, of which Arthur Jordan Is
president, will reincorporate as an nlri.lin
company under the legal reserve law of
1MX) and will deposit with the auditor of
state i,uuu as required oy ine xaw.
J!r. T. C. Steele Honored.
An Indiana artist has been honored in
having one of his paintings selected by
thA TAHori;il iurv for the American art .
hlhlt at Paris. The luckv artist Is T. r?
Steele, and his picture bears the name of
".Bloom or the urape.
- Insure with
The Indianapolis Fire Insurance Company.
John M Spann, secretary, HS East Market
POLICE BOARD PROBING
IS NOW UNDER. WAY BY THE INVES
A Wrangle Over the Examination fty
Attorneys Patrolmen Moore and
The much mooted investigation of the
Board of Safety by the Council committee
on investigation and impeachment was
begun last night in the Council chamber
before a crowd composed of members of
the Council, ex-members of the police
and fire forces and members of the Board
of Safety. There were a few citizens pres
ent. The committee hearing this Investi
gation is composed of William II. Wheel
er, chairman, Albert Daller and S. V.
Perrott, the latter being the Democratic
member appointed in place of William W.
Knight, who is out of the city. The mem
bers of the committee occupied places be
hind the president's desk.
The investigation last night brought out
several Interesting things during the ex
amination of ex-Patrolmen RInker and
Butcher, the only two witnesses placed on
the stand. The principal point raised by
the prosecution and shown by the testi
mony of the two witnesses was that the
police officials had issued orders prevent
ing policemen from carrying out provi
sions of certain laws, ,
Before any testimony was taken and Just
as the investigation was to be opened an
interesting circumstance was brought out.
Chairman Wheeler said the committee had
agreed that W. N. Harding should act as
counsel for tho committee. Mr. Perrott
stated that he did not know the commit
tee had held such a meeting and added
that the city charter did not contemplate
employing outside attorneys, but did pro
vide that the city attorney should be the
legal adviser for all the departments or tne
city. Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Daller said
the city was not obligated to pay Attorney
Harding. Still Mr. Perrott was obstreper
ous and insisted on Deputy City Attorney
Bell, who was present, conducting mo in
vestigation. Attorney Harding then arose
and said he had been employed by the
majority of the committee to carry on this
Investigation and was reaoy to proceed.
He said If Mr. Perrott had any objections
he should state them and they could go
on record. .
NO CLAIM ON CITY.
Mr. Perrott then Insisted on a motion
being made by one of the Republican mem
bers that Attorney Harding should act as
the counsel. Mr. Harding said this was
not necessary, and he waived all claim
against the city for payment for his serv
ices. He then said he would carry on the
Investigation under the provisions of the
city charter and the resolution which was
adopted by the Council the first of this
year. He said the investigation would be
directed to the official acts of the Board of
Safety, without reference to politics.
Deputy City Attorney Bell, who had been
on hand to act for the prosecution, accord
ing to Mr. " Perrott's statement, then arose
and said he would represent the Board of
Safety and cross-examine the witnesses for
the defense. Mr. Ferrott asked ror a sep
aration of the witnesses, which was agreed
to by Attorney Harding. The witnesses on
hand were ex-Patrolmen Rinker, Pardee,
Stoddard. Butcher, Cox and Moore. Moore
was the first witness called. His testimony
In brief was as follows: Has lived in In
dianapolis for twenty-five years, and was
a member of the police force for five years
and nine months, being discharged Dec. 15,
1SÖ9. He said he had never been repri
manded, but was before Superintendent
Qulgley once or twice. On the day of the
state and county election. In 18US, he said
he was called into the superintendent's of
fice, and the superintendent told him he
had never paid anything into the campaign
fund. Moore said he told the superinten
dent he was never in the habit of doing so.
whereupon the superintendent told him If
he expected anything from the administra
tion he had better go and "dig up" the
money. Moore said he got the money, $S,
and gave it to Isaac King.
Moore then told of the superintendent
having in his office one day told him he
understood he was dissatisfied and had
criticised the superintendent. Moore said
he was in Harry Walker's saloon and had
told several men that he was removed to
North Indianapolis, where he was "looking
after the dead." Moore claimed he never
refused to obey an order and was never
criticised for being derelict In his duties.
He said he had received orders while on
the force ' to watch Wachstetter's and
Pink's saloons on Indiana avenue and that
Superintendent Qulgley had told him to
tell Wachstetter that if he didn't support
Taggart the police would break him up in
business. Moore said he had orders to
watch the place closely and if he could
catch Wachstetter violating the law to
send him to the station. Moore said that
out of the ten saloons In his district he
had orders to watch but two, the ones
named. Moore said instructions had been
issued that no arrests should be made for
violations of the liquor law except in thoso
places to be watched, and if there were
any violations noted reports should be
made of them in writing. Moore said he
knew it would never do to make an arrest.
as the saloon keeper would then have him
removed from the district. Moore said he
reported John Huegele, Herb Green, Harry
Walker, Henry Smith and others for vio
latlng the law, but there were no arrests
Moore told of the order Issued prohibiting
patrolmen from entering saloons unless
called in to stop a fight or other disturb
"Did you know the statutes made it
necessary for you to enter such places and
no one naa any power xo suspend euca an
order? asked Attorney Harding.
"Yes. sir. I did."
"Well, then, why did you refuse to do
your sworn duty? '
POSITION IN JEOPARDY.
"I would have Jeopardised my position
by entering such places."
On cross-examination Attorney Bell
brought out the fact that Moore had been
guilty of drinking while on duty. He
denied ever having trouble with Saloon
Keeper Huegele. Moore told of paying a
twenty-dollar assessment for campaign
purposes last fall in installments of $10,
which were paid to Thomas Hedlan and
Captain Kruger. Mr. Perrott then asked
the witness If he had been dismissed from
the force for political reasons and he
promptly answered, "Yes, sir." In ex
plaining his reasons for thinking so he said
he believed the superintendent had a per
sonal feeling against him.
Daniel A. Butcher was the next witness
called and said he had been a resident of
this city six years. He was a member of
the police force for three years and five
months. In answer to questions regarding
his dismissal the witness claimed he had
never been criticised or reprimanded by the
Board of Safety before he was discharged.
"Had you ever been notified by the Board
of Safety that you were not an efficient
policeman?" asked Attorney Harding.
Before being discharged he said he was
running the ninth district. Butcher told
of having arrested Mert O'Connell, a sa
loon keeper on Bates street, for violating
the Nicholson law. The superintendent
complimented him. he said, for making the
arrest and told him to catch hlra again if
he could. Tho witness told of watching
O'Connell's place and allowing another sa
loon In the neighborhood to keep open after
hours. Butcher said he went to the city
clerk's office to see If O'Connell had been
arrested before and August Tamm told him
O'Connell used to have a "stano in" but
did not have it any more. Butcher said he
knew his duties as an officer made it neces
sary for him to enter saloons, gambling
houses and disorderly places, but he did
not do so. as he had received orders not to
do so and he wished to obey his superior
Butcher recited the charges preferred
against him when he was recently dis
missed and denied them in full. He ad
mitted having talked about the order pro
hibiting patrolmen from entering saloons
and said the entire force criticised the or
der. Butcher was asked to tell of a con
versation with a colored woman, which
brought forth a storm of objections from
Attorney Bell and Mr. Perrott. The mat
ter was argued on technical points and
Butcher was finally allowed to say he had
seen a colored woman go to Superintend
ent Qulgley to make complaint against a
patrolman now on the force. It is said the
conversation referred to the woman in
question claiming a patrolman had prom
ised to elope to Chicago with her. The wit
ness claimed gamblers and certain saloons
were allowed to violate the law.? He claimed
the saloon across the alley from police
headquarters was allowed to do business on
Sundays. He said he had seen people
drinking and heard them singing on Sun
day In that saloon. Butcher claimed that
about half a dozen saloons kept open all
night. He said he did not make any ar
rests because it was commonly known that
these saloons remained open In violation
of the law. Butcher told of the order Is
sued to each patrolman, last fall, to watch
the billboards to protect the posters posted
on them, reading: "If you don't want met
ers vote for Taggart." He said the patrol
men received orders that they would he
held responsible for the posters.
uutcher then rehearsed the order com
pelling patrolmen to remain out of saloons,
which he said, was followed by another
order to watch certain saloons and make
arrests where Terre Haute beer was not
sold. In one district he said out of thirty
three saloons six were watched in one dis
trict. While In another district there was
one out of eleven ordered to be watched.
He said the saloon keepers ordered to be
watched were the best in Indianapolis. He
said he had received orders to watch the
saloons owned by John Heffner, Charles
Sites, James Madden, Charles Schlffer
decker, Fred Hlnnenkamp, Georg9 Remet
ler, Phil Hoffbauer, Frank Hogerty and
Sidney Bolser. Butcher told of Sergeant
Lowe being with him on one occasion when
one of the saloon keepers In the "clique"
wan found keeping his place open at 1
o'clock In the morning, but there was no
On cross-examination Attorney Bell
asked Butcher if the colored woman' re
ferred to had not been ordered "brought
in," and the witness said he heard such
an order had been given. In regard to
the bill posting, Butcher was asked If the
bill posters were not followed by men with
black paint to cover up the posters, and
he said he did not notice anything like
that. He admitted that O'Connell's saloon
referred to In direct examination was one
of the toughest places in the city and he
said it was worse after the order had been
Issued preventing patrolmen from entering
On rebuttal Butcher claimed the order
referred to caused more violations of the
law in saloons, as the frequenters of such
places took advantage of the absence of
policemen. Mr. Perrott asked Butcher his
politics, and when the witness answered
that he was a Republican, he was asked
If he had paid any campaign assessments.
He said he paid S to Patrolman Illte last
After hearing Butcher's testimony the
committee adjourned to meet again Mon
day night after the regular Council meet
I Rejected by the City Attorney-
Fireman Stapp Case.
' At a meeting" of the Board of Safety,
yesterday morning, Jeremiah Grlftln, an
ex-patrolman, filed a demand for rein
statement as a patrolman and asked for
back pay at the rate of $2.25 per day, from
Nov. 1, 1895, when he was dismissed on the
charge of Inefficiency, until the present
time. The demand was sent to City At
torney Kern and he returned the letter
with his decision. He said ne nad examined
the claim of Mr. Griffin, which stated the
latter was willing and ready to again as
sume his duties as a police officer, and
found' that the board was under no legal
obligation to reinstate Griffin, or to pay
him for services which he had not ren
dered. The board decided the case of George
Stapp, who was tried Wednesday after
noon. Stapp was appointed on probation to
the fire department, and it was claimed he
was not physically able to attend to the
duties as fireman, so his appointment was
not confirmed. In other words, he was dis
charged from the force. Fireman Tom
Smith, colored, who was reinstated by the
Board of Safety, assumed his duties again
in the department yesterday as driver at
Hose Company 16.
Concerning City's Finances.
City Controller Johnson yesterday re
ceived $27,830 from the county, which was
due the city as its share of taxes paid dur
ing January and February. This amount,
together with the cash on hand, made the
total balance $72.700. Over $30,000 was paid
out during the day in salaries to police
men and firemen and city employes.
The Indiana Photographers.
The devotees of the camera will find
great pleasure ne'xt week at Tomllnson
Hall, where the annual convention of the
Indiana Photographers' Association will be
held. In addition to the 200 delegates who
will be present, photographers from Illinois
and Kentucky will be here. During the
convention an exhibition of pictures will be
given in which all visiting photographers
are invited to participate. To visiting ex
hibitors a cash prize will bo given and all
Indiana contestants will be awarded diplo
mas. While the visitors are in the city a school
of photography will be conducted at the
studio of J. H. Clark to demonstrate ad
vanced methods in securing light effects.
George W. Sloan's Condition.
George wl Sloan, one of the best known
men .In this city, suffered a severe sur
gical operation yesterday at his home on
North Meridian street, but was reported as
progressing very well last night. Mr. Sloan
had for a long time suffered with an afflic
tion of the right eye and his physician. Dr.
Daniel A. Thompson, finally decided that
it would be necessary to remove the eye.
This operation was performed successfully
Insure with German Fire Insurance of In
diana, General offices, 19 South Delaware
street. Fire, tornado and explosion.
Insure with thex McGUliard Agency Co.
Home and foreign companies. Thorpe block.
Feed your horse JANES'S Dustless Oats.
Have Yon Seen Our Clocks?
$6.00 to $8.00 buys a
Sale Continues Until Saturday Night
Nothing' reserved. AU clocks
sold at about cost.
Indiana's Leadlnsr Jewelers.
At 6:35 a.m.,
(On the BIG 4
Makes the best connection for
There is another train at 11:15 a. m.
Says the 19th to the
The best legacy left from the old cen
tury to the new the biggest nickcl'i
any century has ever produced.
UATIONAI. BISCCTT COMPANY
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Lilly & Stalnaker,
1 ZLZZ I -V JL
TO? COSAT UAJCSTIC.
Is the sweetest and most de
licious bread that can be
Is the kind our mothers made.
Bryce's tag on every loaf at
FOR : SALE
Tickets can be procured at the
office of the Company,
49 South Pennsylvania Street.
THE INDIANAPOLIS GAS CO.
Strongest and lightest bicycle in the
New Spring: Styles In
Vehicle rubber tires put on.
IL T. HEARSEY VEHICLE COMPANY,
"On The Circle. .
Will stand natural gas or furnace
heat Examine them.
CARLIN & LENNOX, Music House,
5 to V East Market Street.
Hlghfet rrade of excellence. From our FAC
TORIES to your HOUR.
D. 11. BALDWIN & CO..
145 TV. renn. Mnnnfnctwrff.
If this Imprint is
Your work Is well done.
TI IEODORIiJ ST1CIX.
ABSTRACTER of TITLES
Corner Market and Pennsylvania trt. Indian
apolis, Suite 3. Ftrn OSce Floor 7b
Lemcke." Telefon 17S0,
- Daintyl crisp, dcUdoj
$28.00 Cash. ..
$29.00 on Payments
$5.00 Down, and 52.00 a Week
We have a good selection left,
and this is a chance of a lifetime,
and a chance for you to save money.
The JEWEL is the best Range on
the market, and we' guarantee every
114 East Washington St.
and STEEL RANGES
Give absolute satisfaction In every particular. Because
thev are riveted and not bolted (as others); all joints
are "tight; heat tnore water for a bath; bake better and
quicker; use less fuel than any other.
PRICE fa? and Upward.
VONNEGUT HARDWARE CO.
120 and 124 East Washington St.
201 Et WAhintnn St,
RAMBLER nnd IDEAL,
IVER JOHNSON and
c. ico is ii ii :vg äs 13 reo.
120 X. renn. 8U, 878 Virgin! Ave.
Como to XJm for
Mackintoshes and Horse Co?ers,
All ROBES and BLANKETS at cost
Techetttiti & Freiberg,
123 E. Washington St.
BETTER THAN EVER.
H. T. C0NDE IMPLEMENT CO.,
231 to 337 West Wathlnston St.
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