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TO TTTE rfDIAXAPOLIS JOCRXAI FRIDAY, MARCH 21. 1002.
Customers who have made the
rounds in search of dress cloths tell
u that this superb range of qualities
and shades is not even approached
in extent or variety elsewhere and
that where qualities bear comparison
Ay res prices are just right every
ö2-inr.h Broadcloths from Ameri
can, German and Uelsjian weavers,
every wanted color in five qualities,
$1, $1.50, $1.75, $2 and $3 a
o2andövincb Venetians, Trench,
English and American makes in
prevailing shades, four qualities,
$1,$1.50, $2 and $3.75 a yard.
Mottled Kerseys, of, inches wide,
a splendid tailoring material, grays,
blue mixtures and beige tints, $1.75
Neptunus, the new waterproof
cloth, oC inches wide and 20-ounce
weight, confined sale to I,. S. Ayres
Co., choice shades, $2 a yard.
istribu t orj of
A. PEARL BROOCH
For an Kastrr (Jift.
We have some little beauties at ?.00
Others with small Diamonds In the
center at $12.50 to J1S.0O.
We have over one hundred styles to
Jr TDT Importer of
OUT JLy, DIAMONDS
Rooms 2. Z and 4. 18 North Meridian St.
THE MAKERS OF BOTTLES
TRICES WILL nr. ADVANCED ALL
ALONG THE LI3C.
Cren Naming; Itottle Will lie Includ
ed its Product to lie Increased
3(eetinfc of Mannfactnrer.
The men that make flint bottles in thl3
country are trying to raise the prices.
Whisky bottle, beer bottles and even nurs
ing bottles will go up. A meeting was held at
the Denison Hotel yesterday with this end in
View and the scheme to advance prices was
given a good start. The increase will prob
ably not stop with flint bottles but will
pread to green bottles, since a meeting has
already been arranged by the manufactur
es of both kinds of bottles.
The meeting yesterday was a general con
Tence of the flint bottle manufacturers of
Ihe country and a greater part of the estab
lishment? were represented. The real pur-
ose of the meeting was to discuss a propo
sition to shut down for four months this
year and to fix the time of shutting down
and of starting again. The bottle workers
had informed the manufacturers that they
were anxious for a shut down and they
would agree to any conclusion reached by
the conference to be . held yesterday.
Bottle manufacturers usually shut down
every summer and have usually been clos
ing their establishments from about July 1
to Sept. 1. At the meeting yesterday it was
decided to shut down for four months, be
ginning some time between May 15 and June
1. The shut-down will probably extend to
the 1st of November. The manufacturers
say the market Is overstocked and this is
th cause of low prices. One of them re
marked: "Prices have been depressed, notwithstanding-
there has been a. Kreat cur
tailment of the product in the last thirty
flays." It is the purpose now to keep the
stabllshments closed lonpr enough to Rive
prices a chance to go up owing to scarcity
cf product. April 13 the flint bottle men
will meet In Pittsburg with the preen bottle
men to discuss the matter further. F. J.
Park, of Wheeling. W. Va. is president of
the organization of flint bottle manufac
turers. George M. Lewis, of Alton, 111., is
vice president and George W. Yost, of Hell
alre. O.. Is secretary. The treasurer is It.
K. Breed, of Marion.
Assistant Adjntnnt Cienernl Smock
IIa Prepared Iii 1. 1st.
Assistant Adjutant General Smock, of
th G. A. has prepared a list of rfRi-
ments of th Mexican, civil and Spanish
American wars that have placed flags in the
Statehouse, hut have not yet sent in the
names of tneir president and secretary.
These names are much desired now, it is
said, by Mr. Smock. The report also in
cludes a number of regiments that have
riot yet sent in their flags to the state geol
ogist for the state museum. Following is
a list of regiments that have flags in the
Etatehouse but have not sent in the names
of their presidents and secretaries:
First Regiment, 2d Regiment, 2d Regi
ment. Civil War.
Klshth. th. 15th. 17th. l?th. rth. Cth. 3th.
S2d. 33d. CT.th. as?h. HOth. 4M. 47th. 521. IVUh.
ISth. tith. 61st. lEd. tlth. th. ?M. 73th. MUh.
feJd. S7th. Mst. 101st. lth. 131st. 140th. 111st.
14.M. 1431. Ulth. 147th. lWh. lttth. 152.1, 153d
regiments and 13th Cavalry.
137th, 15Sth. llHh. K.0th and 16ist regi
ments. The state geologist reports the following
regiments without flags in his custodv:
44th, 43th o'th. 53d. TZth. SKth. 2d. 7Gth. 7M h
F2d. S5th. 2d. ÄM. T4th. 'Xlh. Wth. Mh. 102d'
103d. 104th. mth. li;th. 107th. pisth. lopth
110th. 111th. 112th. 11.1th. 114th. 113th. llßth.
117th. UMh. mth. 122d. llSth. 12th, 127th
133d. 134th. 133th. 137th. 13th. 133th. lKth.
130th. lilst. 134th. 133th and 150th regiments
and 3d, 10th. llth and 12th cavalry.
Leo Mryer'n Sicht (innr.
Leo Meyer, who was injured at Muncie by
falling from a train on which he was tn
route to New York, has been blind since
that time, and the long absence of sight
leads his friends and family to fear that his
ght has been permanently lot. He has
had the best of medical attention and in
ether ways seems to have fully recovered
trom the effects of the accident. He fell
from the train and was found beside the
track unconscious in the snow.
Trank Willi Arreste!.
Frank Willis, alias Jaycox. was arrested
yrstrday by rtectlvts Kinney and Lan
caster and charged with grand larceny,
lie Is accused t f stealing about 23o pounds
o? copper wire from oles In Fal-vi-w
Park. The wire was the property of the
Indianapolis Street-railway Company. (
1 wild to have served seven years in the
penitentiary for burglary.
The Indianapolis Fire Insurance Com
pany was one of the few companies which
made a profit on its bu-ir.es for the year
1301. Th risks insured by this sterling
home company are carefully selected, and
tb growth ox th dcatitutioa In assured.
SIMPSON IS ARRESTE!
i:i:ii:h i'on stockyaiids
o-iiahc;i:i with Fonc;i:itY.
Wnrrnnt Strom Oat by Knoeh Wnr- j
mnn, of Wnrmnn. UlnrU, t Imm-
berlnln Company. ;
EXPERT AT WORK ON BOOKS
AHTIIIU J. SIMPSON nKLKASCU IN
Dtill I10ND OF 2,000.
It I Snid III Defalcation Will Ilcitcli
n. LarKe Amount Members of
Firm Ilefnse to Talk.
Arthur J. Simpson, of 2312 North New Jer
sey street, for six years bookkeeper for the
Warman. Black, Chamberlain Company,
live stock commission merchants at the
Union stockyards, was arrested yes
terday at Paoli. Ind., by Detective
Morgan, brought to this city and charged
with forging a draft and bill of exchange
for Jl.CSS.40. He was released on a bond of
12,0), furnished by Daniel Chenoweth. The
warrant was sworn out by Enoch Warman,
a member of the firm, whose charges are
specifically as follows:
"Arthur Simpson did, on Nov. 27. V.M. in
said County of Marion, utter and publish as
true and genuine, the following false,
forged and counterfeit draft and bill of
exchange, to wit:
" 'Sl.SVi.). Indianapolis. Ind. On demand
pay to the order of the Fletcher National
Hank. Il.te8.40. value received, and charge
the same to the account of B. J. Smiley.
(Addressed) To J. 13. Stoifcl, Charleston,
"On the back of which (the draft) is the
'Fay to the Fletcher National Bank, or
order of Warman, Black, Chamberlain
Company,' with the intent then and there
to cheat and defraud said Warman. Black,
Chamberlain Company, contrary to the form
of the statutes in such case made and pro
vided, and against the peace and dignity of
the State of Indiana."
NOT LOCKED UP.
Simpson was not locked up, but permitted
to sit in the turnkey's office until the arrival
of his bondsman. He declined to talk of
the matter except to say that he did not
take the money charged in the affidavit, or
any other money belonging to the firm, but
admitted that he had deposited the draft in
question at the Fletcher National Bank,
and that, so far as he knew, the money
represented by it was there.
The members of the firm refused to talk
of the matter. Inquiry at the Fletcher
National Bank for information was met
with the reply that the bank's relations
with the firm were confidential and they
could say nothing.
It was currently rumored yesterday that
the affidavit represents only a very small
part of the alleged defalcation, and that the
true amount may be anywhere between that
amount and $70,u00. The reason for the in
definite statements is said to be that many
irregularities have been discovered in tho
books kept by Simpson, the effect of whicli
upon the true condition of the accounts
being not yet known. Simpson has admitted
there were some irregularities in his ac
counts, but claims ability to explain them
and that they in no way reflect upon him.
The method which it is claimed was em
ployed by Simpson was the use of "dummy
drafts," by means of which he was able
to make his accounts appear right.
HOW DISCOVERY WAS MADE.
The alleged shortage was discovered by a
bookkeeper who was put on the books during-
ihe absence of Simpson, who left about
Feb. 1 for a visit to Paoll for his health.
His father, who resides at Paoll, is Maj.
John R. Simpson, editor of the Paoli News
and was once candidate for lieutenant gov
ernor. , Simpson, after an absence of sev
eral weeks, returned to Indianapolis, and
when at the office of the company stated
he was going to Dayton, O. When the
warrant was sworn out an attempt was
made to locate him at Dayton, but later it
was discovered he was at Paoll, and Detec
tive Morgan was sent after him. Detec
tives Colbert and Häuser had worked for
several days on the case and learned of his
presence in Paoli by long-distance tele
phone. Simpson declined to talk with De
tective Morgan, but the detective over
heard a conversation between father and
son. in which the son said he was not
guilty of the charge made in the affidavit,
and that he had never taken any of the
Simpson is thirty-nine years of age and
has a good reputation. He is well known
in bowling circles and is a member of the
North Side Club. He is well liked by those
who know him and many refused to believe
he was guilty as charged until a case i.-
proved against him. His wife Is the daugh
ter of the late Rev. J. V. R. Miller. Simp
son was something of a favorite at the
stockyards, where he was known to every
body. Mr. Enoch Warman last night again re
fused to make any statements in the mat
ter, saying that he did not care to talk
of it until time for presentation of the
case in court, and that little more was
now known than a few days ago when the
warrant was Issued. He said an expert
was at work on the books and it might be
some time before the result of the investi
gation was known.
DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE.
A Joint Committee Practically De
cides Upon n. Plan of Action.
The special committee on sewage irriga
tion, composed of members of the Board of
Trade, Commercial Club and a representa
tive from the State Board of Agriculture,
met yesterday at the Board of Trade for
the purpose of hearing reports from sub
committees appointed at the last meeting of
the joint committee.
Mr. J. B. Conner, chairman, submitted
correspondence in regard to the method of
sewage Irrigation now in vogue at Brock
ton. Mass. The system there is highly
satisfactory, and the correspondence states
that there is no question whatever of the
fertilizing quality of sewage, no question
but that the crops thereof are perfectly
healthful, as no dilllculty has been, found
in disposing of the produce.
Systems of this nature in other localities
were discussed, and it is conceded that it
is only a question of a short time when
Indianapolis will be under the necessity of
taking steps toward disposing of its sewage
in a way other than the method now used.
A subcommittee was appointed, composed
of Dr. J. N. Hurty, C.eorge W. Sloan and
Charles c. Brown, to' prepare a report of
the committee's investigation, with recom
mendations for proposed legislation on sew
age Irrigation, the report to be submitted
at another meeting of the committee, to be
held early next month. The result will then
be reported to the various bodies from
which the joint committee emanated.
A bill will then most probably be pre
pared for presentation to the next General
Assembly looking to necessary legislation
on this Important question.
SHORT LOAD OF HAY.
Three Men Inder Arrest nnd Ilay
Wnxoii nt Police Station.
Willard H. May. a driver. James K.
O'Day and Henry Meyer were arrested yes
terday by Patrolman Winn and Bicycle
Policemen Trimpe and Lowe and charged
with selling a load of hay hort in weight.
May had delivered a load of hay to Joseph
Ponds, S44 Drake street, and collected for
2.270 pounds, which a scale ticket he had
called for. Ponds thought the load was
very rnia'l and called Winn's attention to
it. Winn found the driver and compelled
h'm to put the hay again on the wagon,
take it to the city scale, where it was
weighed, unload it and then return to the
ilty scales to weigh the wagon. The load,
according to th city scales, was l.iSo
pounds. May said he was driving for
O Day, who had supplied the t-cale ticket.
O'Day called police headquarters shortly
after May's arrest and asked If there was
i hay wagon there. Upon being told the
wagon was there he said he would send for
it, but was advised that no one but the
owner could have it. lie was later found
by the bicycle police and locked up. Meyer
was implicated and be was arrested. The
pro'it bv fraud In the one load would have
DRUNKEN MAN HURT.
He Wan Ejected from a Saloon by
A fight In a saloon on North Delaware
street yesterday afternoon attracted a
great deal of attention. A man unknown
by narre was seen to fall through the door
and on to the sidewalk, where he lay un
conscious from drink and the effects of the
fall. A deep gash had been cut on the top
of his head. A few claimed this had been
caused by the fall, and oihers that it was
done by Ids assailant, James Wilson, who
wa.4 arrested and charged with assault and
The unconscious man was sent to the City
Dispensary, where the gash was sewed up,
after which he was locked up on a charge
of drunkenness. Wilson claimed a dispute
between them resulted in his victim kick
ing a yellow dog belonging to Wilson. A
few blows passed and then Wilson said he
put the unknown man out of the saloon
and he fell as he went through the door
way. The police were unable to find any
thing on the drunken man to indicate his
MONEY FOR DEDICATION
Fl.VWOn C03IMITTKI1 CALLED TO
GCTIIEIl DV TIIK GOVERNOR.
Purpose of the Meeting: to Arrive at
an Estimate of Money Needed
Upon the request of Governor Durbin sev
eral members of the finance committee to
raise money for the dedication of the sol
diers' and sailors' monument met the execu
tive committee at the executive rooms yes
terday afternoon. The following named
members of the finance committee were
present: Frank D. Stalnaker, Dement Ly
man, John J. Appel, John II. Holllday,
Amerlcus C. Daly, M. B. Wilson, Mortimer
levering and J. E. McGettlgan. Of the
executive committee Vice Chairman H. C.
Adams, Judge A. O. Marsh, It. M. Smock,
Charles E. Wilson and Z. A. Smith were
present. The purpose of the meeting was
briefly explained, which was to make an
estimate of the amount of money needed.
The organization of the finance committee
was perfected. Mortimer Levering sug
gested Hugh II. Hanna for chairman of the
committee and he was unanimously chosen".
On motion of Mr. Holliday II. P. Wasson
was made vice chairman and J. E. McGetti
gan secretary. On motion of Mr. Appel
M. B. Wilson was chosen treasurer of the
finance committee. On motion of Mr. Ap
pel the finance committee adjourned to
meet at the Governor's office at C:30 p. m.
Monday, March 21.
The work of the various committees Is
well in hand, and as now organized the
finance committee may be expected to raisu
the money that will be needed. There is
every reason to believe that the largest
crowd of people that Indianapolis has had
in one day will be here Thursday, May 13.
A thousand men at the Marion Soldiers'
Home declare a purpose of being here to
join the procession, which will probably be
the last great procession of the veterans
that Indianapolis will ever se?, the indica
tions being that at least 20,000 veterans will
be here. The rale of a cent a mile for
round-trip tickets has been secured withiiv
the State, good coming Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday and returning
Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday.
The state convention of the W. lt. C. has
been announced by the president for
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and
14. The date of the state encamp
ment ot the Grand Army has not been
announced, but a large majority has voted
to hold it the same dates. The annual
meeting of the Indiana Commandery of the
Loyal Legion will be held the afternoon be
fore the assembling of the Grand Army.
The annual encampment of the Indiana
National Guard will be held the same week
in order that it may take part in the ex
ercises of dedication day. Whiie the Presi
dent has said that he could not come, some
of those having the dedicatory exercises
in. charge have not given up the hope of
Inducing him to be present.
CHARLES KRAUSS'S BILL
HIS CAXDIDACV FOR TREASURER
COST HIM ?2,1Ct2.T5.
Au Itemlied Statement Filed with the
County Clerk Kleyen Oth
Twelve candidates yesterday filed their
expense accounts for their candidacy In the
primary election campaign. The bill of
Charles Krauss, candidate for the nomina
tion of county treasurer, is the largest that
has yet been filed. The total is $2,102.7i,
itemized as follows: Committee assessment,
$100; printing and advertising-, workers
and solicitors, $509; cigars, $1W; refresh
ments at meetings, $30; office help, tele
phone, rent and gas, $311.75; livery, $32; ball
tickets, car fare and donations to charity,
$75; postage, $75.
Jas. A. Pritchard, unsuccessful candidate
for judge of the Circuit Court: Printing, $40;
committee assessment, $25; sample ballots,
$10.50; posters, $17.50; envelopes, $2.70; cir
culars, $7; postage, $36; cigars, $15; church
donations, $23; livery, $0; clerks, office serv
ice, $21; car fare, $15; car fare out of city,
$3; entertainment tickets, $5; incidentals, $5;
posting bills. $25; total, $202.70.
Vincent G. Clifford, unsuccessful candi
date for JudRe of the Superior Court: Com
mittee assessment, $25; printing and adver
tising, $70: livery and car fare. $19; postage,
$1S; meetings and organization, $!; inci
dentals, $31; total, $232.
Charles F. Baron, unsuccessful candidate
for Commissioner from the Second district:
Committee assessment. $25; advertising. $31;
cards, $IS; cigars, $17.20: livery, $S; car fare,
$5.25; organization. $15; incidentals and post
age. $12; total. $161.15.
John B. Glover, unsuccessful candidate
for justice of the peace: Committee assess
ment. $10: cards. $15; distribution of cards,
$1; churches. $10; ear fare, $2; advertising,
$21; cigars. $4; clubs, $1; postage, $10: eif
velopes. $2; paper. 75 cents: total. $m;.75.
Frank M. Hay, unsuccessful candidate for
justice of the peace: Printing. $7.50; car
fare. $5.50; sundries, 5 cents; total. $13.05.
Vinson Carter, successful candidate for
judse of the Superior Court: Committee
assessment. $25: churches, $3.50; clubs. $1;
tickets. $1; car fare. $1.50; announcement on
programme, 50 cents; miscellaneous, $1.50;
Lyman Jones, unsuccessful candidate for
legislative nomination: Committee assess
ment. $10; printing. $.; car fare. 55 cents:
Moaned" to Mike Shea. 10 cents; donation
for cigars at meeting, 23 cents; total, $13.W.
Isidor D. Blair, unsuccessful candidate
for Justice of the peace: Committee assess
ment. $10; car fare. $-5.25: printing. $21.25;
churches. $5.75: clubs. $10.5): organization,
$7.75; cigars, $32.50; total. Sm.
Daniel L.. Brown, unsuccessful candidate
for judge of the Criminal Court: Printing
and postage, $12: committee assessment. $30;
livery. $t: incidentals and car fare, $20.
Joseph H. Sheppard, successful candidate
for Justice of the peace: Advertising and
car fare. $r: newspaper advertising. fj.SO;
cards. $1S; cigars. $25.); sample ballots. $1;
churches and clubs. $11; bt-er, $..5o; inci
dentals. $25; committee assessment, $10;
Joseph It. Morgan, successful candidate
for legislative nomination: Committee as
.sfesmtnt. $10; advertising, $21: cards, $2b';
clears. $3.70; socials. $3: total. $15.70.
The statements bring the total amount
of the exjvnses of thirty-six candidates
who have filed their accounts up to J).Go2.75.
New llanos 11C5 and up at Wulschner'a.
Mi:31IIi:ilS OF COMMERCIAL t'Lt'R
AiLIIson C. Hnrrin, the Chairman,
Muken Some SiiKKrotiona That
Will Be Followed.
AN ALL-STATE KEPRESENTATION
PIDLIC SENTIMENT GENERALLY
"WILL HE AROUSED.
Cliuirman Empowered to Add to the
Committee Another Meeting
"This movement should not be for the
benefit of our own county alone. Unless
we can evolve for the State at large a
clean, satisfactory method of nominating
candidates of all parties I have not much
heart in it and would not care to serve as
Addison C. Harris, chairman of the gen
eral committee which has been appointed
by the Commercial Club to take the initia
tive In a movement for a primary election
law that shall be more practical and satis
factory in its workings than the Joss law,
made the above statement yesterday aft
ernoon during the first meeting of the com
mittee. The discussion was on the point
as to what should be the scope of the
movement for primary reform of a more
"Should the committee proceed with the
idea of benefiting Indianapolis and Marion
county, or should it get to work with the
express purpose of evolving a reform that
shall be of service to the whole State?"
was the question asked, and it was an
swered by Mr. Harris. He said further:
"It seems to me the part that this com
mittee should play Is to take the initiative
in a movement neither local nor commer
cial, but as broad as the State itself. I
was at a meeting of business men in Peru
the other night when the purpose of this
committee was mentioned. Those men are
Interested. They told me that the Peru
Commercial Club would like to have repre
sentation in this movement. I was in Ko-
komo later. Democratic lawyers of prom
inence and Bepublieans, as well, assured
me of their interest in the reform, and ex
pressed a desire to have a part in it. At
Noblesville 1 found much the same thing."
BROAD' IN ITS SCOPE.
The point as to whether representation on
the committee should be confined to In
dianapolis men or should be extended to
include persons interested over n'l the
State was discussed at length. William For
tune, although desirous of maki'.g the
movement as broad as possible, recalled
that in the former conferences that re
sulted finally in the Minturn and Joss bills
the delegates from out in the State did rtot
manifest remarkable enthusiasm over the
project for a primary election law. In
talking aout It they always seemed to
have ready some reason why the law
should not be made applicable to their own
communities. Their whole attitude seemed
to express, he recalled, something like
'If Indianapolis is so anxious to get a
law of the kind let her fight her own battles
without drawing the rest of us into it."
The opinion of the Kentlemen present was
practically unanimous that no other course
should be considered than the one of in
creasing the committee- by representatives
trom the State at large, and that of enlist
ing the active co-operation of the people
of the State, as well as the city and county.
The people have learned much since the
original movement was commenced, they
said, and their re-presentatives in the leg
islature will next time know the wishes
of their constituents instead of being in
the dark as many of them were before.
The meeting yesterday afternoon in the
assembly room of the Commercial Club was
a preliminary one In every sense of the
term. It was the very first step toward re
forming a reform, Chairman Harris. Wil
liam Fortune. Judge Theodore C. Davis,
Dr. George E. Hunt. Charles Martindalc,
S. E. Mors and O. II. Carson, only a few
of the committee appointed to adopt some
outline on which to go to work, were pres
ent. In the nature of things nothing defi
nite could be done and the time was de
voted to a discussion of such subjects as
the scope of the work and the representa
tion of the committee.
In his opening speech Mr. Harris said
that there is a necessity, apparently, for
organizing the committee along lines of
nonpartisan activities. "We need," he said,
"all the help we can get from all parties."
Dr. George E. Hunt suggested that the
committee should not be limited to the
membership of the Commercial Club and
that it should include other Indianapolitans
Interested In the reform as well. Mr. Har
ris assented to the suggestion with the re
mark that the more men secured the bet
ter for thf purpose in view. "There are
two ways of proceeding." he said. "One
is for everybody to work with equal re
sponsibility; or for one man to bear the
responsibility and the rest of the committee
to assist with advice and suggestion." He
favored the latter method, he said. For the
purpose of organizing, Mr. Harris thought
that a vice president, a secretary and a
treasurer should be elected to serve with
POWERS OF THE CHAIRMAN.
Judge Davis moved, and the motion car
ried, that the powers of the chairman be so
broadened that he may make any additions
he may believe proper to the committee,
and that he may appoint any associate
committee that shall be necessary. Mr.
Harris said he would announce the names
of the additional members of the committee
at the next meeting, as well as the per
sonnel of the subcommittees. In addition,
he said he had an immature plan on which
the committee could go to work, and he
would announce it when the full committee
could get together.
Some action should be taken at once, Mr.
Harris thought, to perfect a local organiza
tion first of all. Then interest should be
aroused throughout the State. People
should be led to talk about primary- elec
tions and to express their views about them
In town meetings, rural meetings In the
schoolhouse and wherever they can come
together. During the coming campaign the
necessity for a better primary election law
should be made a feature, and from the
press and the stump Information should be
disseminated. Then, he said, when the next
Legislature comes together the representa
tives will know what their people want,
instead of groping blindly and fearfully in
Chairman Harris called a meeting for
next Tuesday night. March 25. of the full
Commercial Club primary law committee.
He asked for a full attendance, so that
the organization could be completed and all
the members informed of the rough plans
The names of the members of the com
mittee were announced yesterday, in ad
dition to Mr. Harris. They are A. C. Ayres,
Albert J. Beveridge, W. W. Buchanan, Hi
ram "Brown, O. H. Carson. Edward Dan
iels. Theodore C. Davis. William Fortune.
C. V. Fairbanks. T. E. Orlfuth. J. W.
Holtzmar.. John B. Elam. H. O. Hawkins,
J. W. Kern. J. E. McCullough. S. E. Morss.
A. I.. Mason. Merrill Moores. Charles Mar
tindalc, A. O. Marsh, H. S. New. F. E.
Purdv. L. B. Swift. M. B. Wilson. M. N. A.
Walker. C. R. Williams. J. L. Griffiths and
Martin Hugg. To the5e a number will be
added by the chairman Tuesday night. nd
later the representation from the State at
large will be announced.
Those who met at th Commercial Club
yesterday afternoon realized the magnitude
of the tufk they were undertaking, but
manifested a desire to get to work early
and to put into the work the best that is in
C. M. Melkel Robbed.
C. M. Meiktl. of 127 South State street,
reported to the police yesterday that dur
ing his absence from his office some one
stole his ledger and a lot of bills due from
the C. H. & D. Railway. He thought the
thief would make an effort to collect the
bills, and was advised to personally notify
all of his customers not to pay money to
any one unknown to them as his repre
sentative. COURTHOUSE TIRE.
The Flamen Confined to the Old Ele
There was consternation about 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon In the basement of the
courthouse when flames were seen shootins
trom the shaft of the old elevator. The cor
ridors had their usual inhabitants and the
sight of the huge sheets of flames and the
smoke from burning oil raised no end of
excitement. Mainly through the efforts of
Janitor Alien the fire was confined to the
The fire started from a loose electric light
wire which came in contact with a pile of
oil rags strewn on the Hoor. The rags had
been burning for some time, it was said,
as the odor of the oil could be smelt for
some time prior to the discovery of the
tire. When the fire was discovered flames
about twenty feet high were shooting
through the elevator opening. Allen, who
was the first to see the fire, ran for buck
ets of water which were near and began to
drench the flames. An alarm was turned In
at the same time and almost before the
arrival of the fire department Allen had
extinguished the fire. Little damage aside
from the burning of two cables and some
cf the wooden frame work was done.
NEGROES ARE DENOUNCED
ACTION TAKEN I1Y THE GERMAN
AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC CLID.
Henry N. Spann' Speech, Comparing
Colored Men to Cattle. L'nnnl-
The German-American Democratic Club
held its annual election last night and
turned over a new leaf by denouncing the
negro in politics. The club expressed Itself
unanimously in favor of ridding the party
of "niggers." After the meeting the mem
bers shook hands and congratulated each
other over its action and new policy with
declarations that it would go into effect at
once and last forever. The action was
taken by indorsing "every word" of a
speech that had been made by Henry N.
Spaan during the evening, which was a
vituperative arraignment against the negro
at the polls.
Alluding to the negro Spaan said: "We
want to build up a white man's party in
this community and not based upon votes
bought and sold as cattle are in the mar
ket. Personallj I am in favor of the Dem-;
ocratlc party inserting a plank in its plat
form that we are tired of negro domination
and that we will only ask white men to vote
with us, and that we are opposed to being
ruled by a class of men that are bought and
sold as vegetables on the market."
Joseph Schaub moved that a vote of
thanks be tendered the speaker for his ad
dress and his motion was amended so as to
"indorse every word" of the speech. The
motion carried by a unanimous rising vote.
Other speeches were made by Jacob Hinck
ley. Albert Sahm and Chris Warweg.
Following are the orhcers elected: Pres
ident, Jacob liuenagel; vice president, Wil
liam Weiland; secretary, August Tamm;
assistant secretary. Henry Ruth; financial
secretary, Michael Robinius; treasurer,
Julius F. Reinecke; marshal, J. II. Hilkene;
assistant marshal. J. C. Hinckley; ser-geant-at-arms,
Victor Studer; board of di
rectors, George Roth, Chris H. Warweg,
Albert Sahm, Gustave J. T. Meyer. Henry
F. Habeney, Henry Russe, Fred C. Gros
sart. Fred J. Mack, Joseph H. Schaub and
Dnnlnp's Celebrated Hats
At Seaton's Hat Store. v
Feed your horse JANES'S Dustless Oats.
Laneenknnip Bros., Brass Works.
Founders and finishers. Brass ratlins work.
i:s-142 E. Georgia st. 'Phones
All kinds of harness at reasonable prices.
TECHENTIN &. FREIBERG, 136 E. Washing
Leo Lnndo, Manufacturing Optician,
Permanent location at 142 N. Pennsylvania L
In View of the Increasing
Demand for Hall Clocks
We take pleasure in calling your attention
to our facilities for pleasing our custom
ers. We are agents for the celebrated
Elliott and other high-grade movements;
our cases are made especially to order. It
costs nothing extra to build a case to
match the color of the wood or the carv
ing of the woodwork in your hall. -We
are pleased to furnish estimates.
Indiana's Leading: Jewelers.
12 EAST WASHINGTON STREET.
r a w a VTTri rrK
ONLY THREE WHEELS
A decided novelty
NEEDS NO WINDING
MOST ACCURATE CLOCK MADE
Large sizes, finely finished, $25 and $30.
CT TJ rQTT DIAMOND
I. IvUJ 1 , MERCHANT
5 NortH Illinois Street.
Ohio Maple Syrup
Delaware and New York Streets.
Phones 57 j.
MUST BE SOME REASON' FOK IT. WHY DOE?
38 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
SKLL, X) MANY
Vine quality of good1 nnd prices that's liy.
A universal necessity made to order by
GEO. MICKKITT As CO.
No. 8n West Washington 8t.
The Sunday Journal, bj mail, $2.50 Year
Largest Exclusive Men's and
Men's Clothing Specials
THE limit ot bargain possibility is reached in this
two-division sale we are holding-. Winter bids "good
bye" and spring- says how-doM in the same breath.
Every garment in both lots has the commending feature
of being Saks-made. Nothing doubtful about the Saks
values in Clothing always most desirable.
Choice of Men's medium
and heaTy-weight Suits and
Overcoats, worth up to $12. 50,
Choice of Men's new Spring
Suits and Top Coats (some silk
lined), worth 515.00 and $18.00,
Choice of Men's Separate Pants, C? SO
neat stripe patlern, worth fxCOa pair fiJß
Choice of Men's Separate Pants, c1 m
strong ehevlotf, In desirable patterns, worth JI.00 a py)
Odds and ends of Children's Cloth.
Velvet and Herge Klltc; they are slightly soiled and f s y
faded, fixes from 2 to 4 years, and worth up to I'jOO. ji I S
Boys Blue Sailor Suits that are
soiled and mussed; only about ten suits; scattering .jnC
sizes from 3 to 9 years. Have told at fl.UO
Broken lots of Boys' Sailor and
Russian Blouse Bults, in blue and tan, neatly em- (J in
broidered and trimmed with braid, sires 3 and 4 only. VI Aft
Worth up to 11.00 v w
Double-breasted Short Pants Suits, ei n
In navy blue and pray mixed cheviots; large sires only. S I fyj
itegular 2.50 and $3.00 values v,,v
Lot of Boys' Corduroy Knee Pants,
strongly made and reinforced throughout; tires Irom 4tC
4 to 15 years; about forty pairs; wortu 75c a pair, for MJ w
Boys' Blue Denim Brownie Overalls. 1A
Just the thing to save the suit; nearly all sires. The I VC
regular 25c kind "w
Black Derby Ribbed Hose for Boys, -
small sizes only, best strictly fast color. Worth 15c
a pair vw
Odd VeBts for Bijr Boys and Small
Men, lea from suits that sold from $5.00 to 115.00. Choice
Men's Fancy Cloth Smoking Jackets, CI is
collar, cuffs and pockets faced; t and 5 Jackets, for.... vatJ
Odds and ends of Men's Plain White
Dress and Fancy I'eroale and Madras Shirts; soiled
from handling; the Fancies are both soft and stiff
bosom, some with, others without cuff; only small and
large sires no luedlu m sizes. Worth up to 11.00
Discontinued styles of our regular
10c Linen Collar; 2100 linen nnd -ply; not all sixes but
what there are, each
Broken lot of Linen
link and stud cuffi, fine 2100 count
Broken lot of Medium Weight
Underwear, camel'-balr and Ualbtiggan, shirts only,
and sizes are scattering. Worth 50c; choice
Men's Pull Size Union Linen Hand
kerchief, sheer and fine, with neat hem; worth 10c.
Special for what are left
Broken lots of Men's Regular 50c
silk Neckwear, Tecks, Imperials and Narrow KouMn
I lands; good patterns mxxX oolore. Choice
Men's Fancy-trimmed Nightshirts,
some with, others without collars, full length and
width; made of fine cambric, and good yalue at 75c
Broken lot of Men's Hose, in plain
solid black, blue, red and tan; also, a ttf pairs of polka
dots; most all slses. Equal of any lie Hose. Kpeclal
for the sizes left..
Few pairs of Fancy Web and Lisle
Thread Suspenders, with ktd or woven ends; patent
cat-toff. Worth 35c, a pair
Lot of 26 and 28-inch Silk Gloria
Umbrellas, paragon frame, steel rod and mounted
natural wooa handles; a guaranteed Umbrella, worth
$-00. Special for the few that are left
Men's and Boys' ShoesSpecials
Broken sizes Men's Patent Kid
laco Shoes, with extension ioIw; new thapes, but
scattering sizes. Worth !.(X, a pair
Men's Black Vici Kid Lace'Shoes,
nil solid soles; English back-sUjs and thapolj lasts.
Worth ti.50. a pulr
Broken lot of Boys' Lace Shoes.
black solid calf, good shapes; sizes 10 to 2. Worth SI.M,
Men's and Boys' HatsSpecials
Boys' and Girls' Felt Crush Hats.
in red, blue, pearl and black, with silk bands. Kegular HC
Men's Wool Golf Caps, in fancy Zr
casslmeres; broken sizes of 2Jc kind lCl w
Bors Golf Caps, in assorted colors Or
and patterns; scattering sizes cf usual 20c Caps 1 UV
Men's New Shape Derbys and Soft ot
Hats, silk-trimmed and in most all sizes. Kqual of any I j
batter's SL00 bats. v,,uu
aw vvaufl se i ViVl ? ? H!
Boys' Outfitters In the State.
linen. Worth 'ioc, a
H tl'fl TT 7
VI f YS. 7 1 5 5 - V 5? ß '
With Buffalo Paint
137 and 139 Weit sula-ton St.
pACkas' Calltd Vor