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Tili: IXDIAXAPOLIS .TOÜKXAL, FRIDAY. 3IAKCn 21, 1902,
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in the higher priced floods never
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in Indianapolis in length, width and
material at 70c. There are five dif
ferent stvles to select from, either
lace or embroiderv trimmed. While
they last, these 70c gown?, JQ
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your immediate attention. There's
money to be saved.
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A. LITTLE special
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just like all things
here, whets the appe
tite for more and
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ANNUAL MARCH SALE OF
IVA Li. PAPER, RUGS,
NORTH MERIDIAN ST.
Members of Merchants' Association.
CITY NEWS NOTES.
Margaret Chamberlain yesterday soli her
property at the corner of Tenth street and
Kort Wayne avenue to David Winkler for
A lire which started in an unknown Man
ner yesterday niornir.R in William Aughin
baugh's candy factory at 22"'l North New
Jersey .street caused a loss of about J1.U0U.
The Mothers' Jirele will meet Friday
afternoon with Mrs. John I'ritchard, of 22
Kast Twelfth street, instead of with Mrs.
Krank Hester. Whittitr will be the topic
Th members of the Socialist party of
Marlon county will give a memorial service
Sunday nicht In (Jermanla Hall on South
Delaware street. An interesting programme
has been prepared.
The county treasurer' books show that
there Is but $!51.Si.C3 delinquent taxes in
the county, a reduction of I104.40O.4S since
the first of the year. It is said this is the
smallest delinquency In ten years.
Memorial services will be held in the
German Houses Sunday night in honor of
th late (teorge Kotve, who was prom
inently Identified with the association.
Prominent Oerman citizens will take part.
Y. II. Snapp, of SI 4 South New Jersey
street, reported to the police last night
that during the absence of the family In
the early part of the evening- burglars en
tered the house and stole il.ft) in money
and a cheap revolver. The front door was
found standing1 open.
Members of the Knights and Ladies of
Security met last night at filS South Penn
sylvania street and reorganized the former
council of this city. The new council will
be known as Cook Council. ind began last
night with a membership of fifty. James
Van Atta was chosen president.
Russell Thompson, of this city, has writ
ten to the Terre Haute police to be on the
watch for his son Kdward. aged seventeen,
who. with another boy. ran away from
home List Tuesday. Iioth youths had
wheels, and Mr. Thompson has reason to
believe they wont to Terre Haute.
The annual dinner and reunion of Do
I'auw alumni and former students will be
he'd at the Denison Hotel Friday even
ing. April 11. All former students of the
university are requested to s-nd their
Inn1 and addresses to the cretarv.
Myrtl-J Is. Smyser. 21 West Thirteenth
It Is said here that Robert Waters, the
missing real-estate agent, is at the home of
relatives In Kngland. His wife and family
aie still here. He disappeared about two
months ago. and it was reported that he
was short several hundred dollars in his
accounts with persons for whom be col
The funeral of Mrs. Frank Baker will be
TneM at her home at Broadway and Thir
tieth street at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs.
llaker was the second child of Klijah How
land. She was born forty--ight years a-,o
In the room in which she was married and
died and In which the funeral service wiil
held to-day. Her husband and one son
Superintendent of Schools Kendal has
made the following announcement: "An
examination for all grades of teachers'
licenses will be held In the Manual Train
ing High School Saturday. April Itf, at s:30
a. m. A fee of fl is charged if an appli
cant Is entering the examination for the
first time. Tens and ink will be furnished.
Manuscript blanks will be on sale at the
Imlluiitt Aeterlnary Collefse.
The tnth annual commencement of the
Indiana Veterinary College of Indianapolis
will be held Monday night In the German
House. The exer ises will begin at .S
o'clock. The following programme of exer
cises will l- given:
March "Mai.! Marian" De Koven
Recitation Selected Prof. T. J. McAvoy
Entr' Acte "Caprlciousnes v
Miller's ( rchcstra
Address Hon. H. U. Kfith
Waltz "Maid Marian" .. ..MUkr's Orchestra
Vocal selection Miss Kva Jeffries
Two-Steje "The Strollers" Roberts
Miller 9 Orchestra. !
' owieiiwiK oi I nmr I I es. i rose
Selection "IJttle Du- lis" Fnnlaudt r
Miller's ( rchestra.
Valedictory Don McMahan
ilarvh-"lr:d W. Coll." F. A. Mu-dkr i
Miller's Orchestra. ' i
NEWS OF THE THEATERS
WILLIAM KAYi:U SUA M I "A HOYAL
hivai' at i:.c;Msir$.
IMke Stork Company, of Cincinnati, In
AY 111 in in i;illett'n "Secret Serv
ice" nt the Tnrk.
At the Tlienterw To-Ilaj.
ENGLISH'S. "The Starbucks," 8:15 p. m.
GRAND. Vaudeville. L':15 and 8:15 p. m.
PARK. "Secret Service," 2 and S p. m.
UMPIRE. "The Thoroughbreds," 2 and
S 1. m.
"A Royal Rival" nt HnKlUh.
Gerald Du Maurier's new version of the
old story of the adventures of the Spanish j
bravo, Don Caesar de Kazan, which was
acted at English's last night, would be like
one of the old-fashioned cut-and-slash
dramas were It not for the weak spirit in
which it is played. William Faversham Is
the hero. Isabel Irving the heroine. Edwin
Stevens the wicked Don Jose and James
Kearney the kins. They have shown skill
in the "society" plays of the day, but they
cannot put the old-style fire and swagger
Into Mr. Du Maurier's melodrama. They
speak the "Upon me souls" and the "Have
a cares," but the dear old exclamations fall
flat from their lips. The performance
awakened little enthusiasm, though the au
dience apparently was more than willing to
become excited o'h the slightest provocation.
The fun of the p!ay does not spring from
any of its situations, but from watching
the actors try to live up to their colorful
costumes of old Spain when they should be
In the evening1 dress of to-day.
There are few, if any, new ideas in the
play; for the most part the story of "A
Royal Rival" has been told many times be
fore In different forms. Don Caesar, a
ragged cavalier, protects a boy from a -cruel
captain of musketeers, Invites the captain
to a duel and kills him. He knows that he
will be hanged for the crime of duelling,
but he values his life as nothing. Don Jose
wishes to procure a mistress for the king
so that he may have opportunity to make
love to the queen. He selects Marita, a
ballad singer of the streets, whom the king
has seen and remarked favorably upon. It
is necessary for Marita to become a person
of quality before she is introduced into the
court. By offering De Bazan death by bul
lets Instead of by the rope. Don Jope g"?ts
the condemned man's consent to go through
a marriage ceremony with Marita just be
fore his death. Marita is persuaded to ac
cept this ordeal by the trick of telling her
that the man she Is to marry has loved her
secretly a long time. She' is eager to get
Into the court so that she may serve the
queen, whom she adores.
The boy for whom De Bazan so prodigally
gave his life removes the bullets from the
soldiers' muskets. When they shoot De Ba
zan falls and they leave him for dead.
Whereupon he arises and escapes from the
prison. He does not know the woman to
whom h waa married, for she was veiled,
but he goes to the house of the Marquis of
Monteftore, where she has been taken, to
satisfy his curiosity. After seeing that his
wife is young and pretty he escapes from
the place by holding a pistol to Don Jose's
head and exacting a promise, that he shall
not be followed. He turns up. again at Don
Jose's country house, whither Marita had
been removed. The king has been intro
duced to her as De Bazan. He brutally tries
to despoil her of her honor, but she pulls a
dagger from her corsage and declares she
will die first. De Bazan enters abrupty and
tells the king that he has just come from
the palace nar by. that he found Don Jose
there pleading for the love of the queen
and that he killed Don Jose. He contrasts
his ardor in protecting the king's honor
with the king's dastardly attempt against
the honor of De Bazan. Whereat the kinc
Is humiliated and offers De Bazan a gov
ernorship. De Bazan chooses the governor
ship of Granada, because it is far from
Madrid and the king. It is to be ques
tioned that De Bazan here shows confidence
in his wife's Integrity. It is, of course, un
necessary to say that In the meantime Ma
rita has fallen In love with De Bazan.
De Bazan is a conventional hero. He
boasts that he has fought the bravest,
drunk the best and loved the fairest, but he
suddenly feels the grip of honor when he
comes into contact with Marita. He brags
of his raklshness in amorous affairs in one
moment and the next he is the purest of
"The Starbucks." a play of the Tennessee
mountains, by Opio Read, will be acted at
English' to-night and to-morrow afternoon
and night by Howell Hansel, who was one
of the leading men of the Grand Opera
House stock company, and a company.
Secret Serrlee nt the Park.
William Gillette's melodrama of the civil
war, "Secret Service." is being actedfor
the first time in this city at the Park
Theater by the Pike Theater stock com
pany of Cincinnati. Performances will be
given this afternoon and to-night and to
morrow afternoon and night. The audi
ences yesterday filled the theater, though
the prices are almost twice those usuallv
charged at this theater. Mr. Gillette has
imagined a secret-service officer in a strug
gle between his love for a rebel girl and
his desire to carry out a trick that means
a victory for the Union forces. The "love
and duty" theme is familiar enough in
stories of war, but in "Secret Service" it
is treated in a new and interesting way.
Mr. Gillette is one of the cleverest writers
and actors of melodrama of this day.
Within the last year his fame haa become
International. He is now in Iondon acting
In his dramatization of Conan Dovle's
The secret-service agent, who is the hero
of the play, is named Dumont, but while
he Is at Richmond he is known as Thome,
a captain in the Confederate army. He
plans to have a bogus order issued to the
Confederate army that will weaken it at a
certain point. Immediately afterward the
Union troops are to attack at that point
and force their way into Richmond. While
he Is working at this scheme he meets
Kdith Varney. daughter of a Confederate
officer. He is supposed to have been
wounded and she obtains for him -a com
mission in the telegraph service so that he
may stay at Richmond. He at first declines
to take the commission from her. wishing
to keep her personal honor separate from
his official duty. He Is being watched by
Arrelsford. of the Confederate secret serv
ice, and the Southerner catches him send
ing Ihe vital dispatch and shoots him in
the hand. Arrelsford calls the guard and
accuses Thome of bing a spy and a Union
agent. At this moment Miss Varney conns
forward with the commission for Thome's
new position, and with this Thome foils
Arrelsford. The guard draws off and
Thorne determines to send the dispatch.
In the midst of it the feeling that he is not
right in using Miss Varney as a tool
mounts over his wish to serve his cause,
and he withdraws the dispatch.
The telegrapher that was sending the dis
patch under Thorno's order appears just
as Thorne is about to be shot by order of
a court-martial conducted by Arrelsford
and saves his life. It is shown that Thorne
has not done anything so serious as to war
rant his execution, but he is a dangerous
character and he is sent to prison. As he
goes he and Miss Varney understand that
when he is released he wiil return to her.
The play Is acted with a sincerity that
covers to great degree its improbabilities.
Byron Douglass impersonates Thorne with
a dogged determination that one would ex
pect m such a courageous member of the
secret service. Lizzie Hudson Collier is a
forceful Edith Varney. George Farren im
personates Arrelsford. whose ardor in
tracking Thorne is heightened because he,
too, has loved Miss Varney. Tnornas M.
Reynolds Is the telegraph operator, and he
plays convincingly. On Ids first appearance
at each performance yesterday he was
greeted with prolonged applause by many
persons that had admired him as a mem
ber of the tJrand stock company. Angela
iMIores Is Edith's mother, and John 1.
Maher Is the heroine's brother. Joseph B.
Everham.'who also acted with the Grand
stock company, is a negro servant. Agnes
MeCaull is prominent as the sweetheart of
Kdlth's brother. The other parts are
The scenes of the play are the drawing
room of the Varney house and the ar de
partment telegraph office, and both places
are well pictured.
Thoroughbred' nt the Empire.
Gypzene and Borna, assisted by Miss May j
Strehl. hive a pantomimic act, "The De
mon and the Fairy," in "The Thorough
breds" at the Empire Theater. Borna plays
tlf part of the demon, and while hunting
through a fairy bower finds Gypzene rust
ling in a rosebud. Roma causes the rose
to droop Its petals. As soon as he perceives
the beauty of the chill he plans her de
struction. Roma tempts the little one with
gold and other worldly goods; the child
hesitates, but the dictates of her conscience
become the greater power and she hurls the
Ki.'ts to the floor and tells Roma in sin
language to depart. Gypzene is guarded
by an angel In white, which i3 always near
in the bower of roses. At the conclusion of
the scene Roma's advances become rrtater,
and Gypzene, K-eing- the web Into which
she Is beiner drawn, seeks refuge in the
bower. As Roma pursues her the gates of
the bower of roses opens and reveals the
angel in white-standing near, and there is
also displayed a white cross illuminated
by small incandescent lights, to which Gyp
zene clings. Gypzene also appears In a cos
tume which appears to be covered with
roses. The house is darkened, and what
seemed to be fiowers shine as vari-eolored
electric lights. In her dance Gypzene goes
over the whole stage.
Larry McCale f.nd Mabel Carew have a
sketch entitled "An Irish Iyord." McCale
is a comedian cf original style. Miss Carew
helps with her singing and dancing. M. ckie
and Walker optn the olio by singing senti
mental songs. Josie Flynn nnd Blanche
Washburn open their act by sinking "The
Mansion of Aching Hearts." The women
then appear in cassocks and surplices and
sing "New Born King." For their third
song they sing "I Can't Help Loving That
Man." Healy and Farnum, a woman and
man, have some new dance steps. Polk and
Tresk have an acrobatic act in which they
pay strict attention to their work and do
not mar their act by any alleged comedy.
"The Thoroughbreds" opens with a bur
lesque entitled "The Isle of Bliss." The
plot of the piece has something to do with
a woman who is immensely rich and who
does not know what to do with her wealth.
She is easily shown when she becomes ac
quainted with an Irishman, a veteran of
the civil war and a Hebrew, who relieve
her of her wealth. In the closing burlesque
Larry McCale enters, bringing with him a
bulldog, which clings tenaciously to the
seat of his trousers. The show will remain
until to-morrow night.
A Recital nt the Propylaenm.
A large audience in the Propylaeum hall
last night, at the irjvitation of the Starr
Piano Company, heard the piano played by
Oscar Jones a Caeclllan Intervening; the
violin played by Mrs. Albert Lieber and
several songs sung by Miss Ida Bell Bwee
nie. soprano. Mr. Jones Is expert with the
automatic piano-player. He exhibited the
instrument at the Paris exposition and the
Pan-American show. He is a Parisian and
knows well how to play the piano without
mechanical aid. He made the Caeclllan in
terpret interestingly Chopin's "Fantasie
Impromptu." Liszt's "Dream of Love,"
Ascher's "Les Gavottes d'Eau," a Mosz
kowski waltz and Liszt's "Second Rhap
sody." Mrs. Lieber displayed a full, clear tone
and graceful phrasing in Hardelot's "With
out Thee" and a bit of the "Cavallerla
Rusticana." Miss Sweenie sang with her
accustomed skill Adams's "The Holy City"
and Tostl's "Good-Bye." The audience
was Immensely pleased and asked an en
core for every number.
PERSONAL AND SOCIETY.
Mrs. F. XV. Alexander has gone to Lafay
ette for a short visit.
Mrs. Lynn Stone is In Muncie, where she
Is the guest of Mrs. Bender.
Mrs. Rollo K. Heikes, of Dayton, O., Is
the guest of Mrs. Ernest H. Tripp.
Mrs. I. N. Richie has gone to Mansfield,
111., to spend a week with friends.
Miss Georgia McDermott and Miss Cooper
have gone to Cincinnati to visit Miss Helen
Miss Douglas, of the Chalfant, Is in Piqua,
O., where she will spend a month visiting
Miss Elizabeth Pierce has issued Invita
tions for a small dance on the evening of
Miss Margaret Cook will be the hostess
for a dancing party Monday evening,
Mrs. M. J. Davis, who has been visiting
in Laporte. is now with her daughter, Mrs.
F. C. Gardner.
Mrs. F. P. Herron and Miss Herron have
cards out for a euchre party Monday after
noon, March CI.
Mrs. W. T. Underhill, who has been visit
ing Mrs. John O. Sloan, will leave this week
for her home in Cincinnati.
Madame Fredin will te in Indianapolis
Thursday. March 27, to lecture at the Pro
pylaeum t the Alliance Francaise on "Vic
Miss Edith Brown, who has been spend
ing the winter in Chicago studying music
under Spierlng, is with Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
C. Brown for a week's visit.
Miss Josephine M. Loomis, Instructor in
domestic science at the M. T. 11. S., will
leave next week for her home In Buffalo,
N. Y., to spend the spring vacation with her
Miss Earla Bowers will entertain at
luncheon on Monday. March 31, in honor of
Miss Gertrude Schleicher, whose marriage
to Mr. George O. Hoadley wiil take place
early in April.
Mr?. H. C. Gooding and Miss Gooding,
who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Lemcke. have gone East for a visit
before returning to their home in Los
Angeles, Ca I.
An extra meeting of the German Ladles
Aid Society has been called for this after
noon at 3 o'clock at the German House to
discuss necessary changes in the constitu
tion and by-laws.
Miss Julia Hobbs. Miss Irene Blackledge,
Miss Margaret Browning and Miss Florence
Morrison will return to-day from Chicago
University to spend the spring vacation
with their families.
The ladles of the College-avenue Church
will receive their friends informally at
the home of Mrs. Joseph D. Adams, 2023
North Alabama street (Morton place) this
afternoon from 3 to 6.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ii. Marshall enter
tained at dinner last night, having for their
guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Morrison,
Dr. and Mrs. Walter McGaughey and Dr.
and Mrs. F. L. Westover.
Mrs. C. S. Blackman and daughter, Miss
Helen, will arrive Sunday from their home
in Buffalo, to be the guests of Mrs. A. L.
Lockridge. Mrs. Lockridge will receive for
them Monday afternoon. There are no in
vitations. Mrs. Albert Baker was the hostess for a
pink tulip luncheon yesterday at her home
on North Pennsylvania street in honor of
her guest, Mrs. A. B. Anderson, of Craw
fordsville. Those asked to meet Mrs. An
derson were Mrs. Joseph W. Beck, Mrs.
John K. Cleland. Miss Alice Finch, Mrs.
Caleb S. Denny, Mrs. Harold Taylor, Mrs.
('harks N. Thompson. Mrs. Edward H.
Dean, Mrs. Chapin Foster and Mrs. Henry
Lane Wallace. Mrs. Anderson will return
The Woman's Missionary Society of the
Presbytery of Indianapolis will hold its an
nual meeting in Memorial Church on the
D;th and -7th of this month. The opening
session will be held Wednesday morning,
at 'J:?aK with devotional services, led by, the
president. I.Irs. T. C. Day. A large attend
ance from the societies of the presbytery is
expected. Among the speakers will be Miss
Goodrich, of North Carolina, who will
speak on the work among the mountain
people of the South, and Mrs. Hawor'th, of
Miss Minnie Scholz will give a theater
party this afternoon in honor of Miss Lil
lian Krauss, whose marriage to Mr. Wil
liam Smock Allen will take place next
Wednesday. Miss Scholz's guests will in
clude only the young women who will be
Miss Krauss's bridesmaids Miss Allen of
Bloomington. Miss Urmston of Hamilton,
O.. Miss Bdna Kuhn. Miss Stella Rauh,
Miss Adelaide Goetz, Miss Cora Stubbins,
Miss Emma Franke and Miss Catherine
Clark, who will be the maid of honor. Miss
Scholz will be one of the bridesmaids also.
Mrs. Otis E. Williamson gave a large 1 ex
ception at her home, at Ashland avenue
and Fifteenth street, yesterday afternoon.
The Daughters of the Revolution met at 2
o'clock, followed by the reception to one
hundred and twenty-five guests. The house
was beautifully decorated with palms and
carnations, all of the doors being draped
with flags in honor of the Daughters. The
dining room was a bower of carnations and
ferns, and the table contained an enormous
basket of these flowers. Mrs. Samuel E.
Kercheval, regent of the chapter, pre
sided during the meeting, and an orchestra
played' during the afternoon. Mrs. William
son was assisted iti entertaining bv Miss
Voss. Mrs. Kercheval, Mrs. T. H. Smith.
Mrs. F. P. Gray. Miss Anna Adams. Mrs.
Cuyler of Greenfield, and Mrs. Charles M.
Cross. , Mrs. Williamson will be greatly
mlssed by her numerous friends upon her
removal to Baltimore in Apt 11.
DOUG AN ED WARDS.
fspcial t. th Indianapolis Journal.
DANVILLE.- Ind., March .-Announcement
was made to-day of the marriage of
Zimrl K. Pougan, county clerk, and Mrs.
Florence C. Edwards, daughter of Judge
Thomas J. Cofer. The wedding took place
on Jan. '-- and had been carefully kfpt
secret. The public was not Informed until
it was announced in to-day's issue of the
Republican. The wedding was at the home
of the bride. Judge Cofer. her father, officiating.
TESTIMONY OF DOCTORS
EXPERTS IJESCHIIIE SOME OF THE
EFFECTS OF CHLOROFORM.
Valet Jone Reealled to Contradict the
Evidence of a Woman "Wlt
nenses in Patrick Case.
NEW YORK, March 20. David N. Car
valho, an expert in handwriting and in
inks, was recalled to-day for cross-examination
In the Albert T. Patrick case. Car
valho testified yesterday that the signatures
to the l'XO will were made with a coal-tar
ink. and that the conceded writings of Rice
wer written with an iron ink. In reply to
questions by Mr. House to-day the witness
said he had made a study of pens as well
as of inks, and he had examined very care
fully the signatures of Short and Meyer in
the 1100 will. Both were written, he said,
with gold points, such as are used In
Dr. Hobart A. Hare, professor of thera
peutics in the Jefferson Medical College of
Philadelphia, was called by Mr. Osborne.
He qualified as an expert in chloroform,
and the assistant district attorney asked
him a long hypothetical question, reciting
the circumstances of Mr. Rice's illness and
death as described by Charles F. Jones.
Dr. Hare said that death would result from
putting a cone, such as Jones described,
over the face of a sleeping man eighty-four
years old. Dr. Hare said he had made
many experiments with chloroform, and he
did not believe the odor could be distin
guished an hour after the drug was ad
ministered. Mr. Osborne described the
burning of the towel with a sponge, as told
by Jones. Dr. Hare said there was no
reason why it should not burn.
On cross-examination Dr. Hare said he
had known of cases where the odor of
chloroform, administered in a small room,
would be perceptible for several days.
In reply to a question from a Juror Dr.
Hare said that a cone of chloroform such
as Jones testified as having placed over
the face of Rice might kill a sleeping man
without causing a struggle.
Dr. Robert Coleman Kemp testified that
assuming the conditions to be as described
by Jones, instantaneous death would be
the effect of a cone of chloroform placed on
the patient's face. He said that at the end
of half an hour the odor of chloroform
could not be detected.
Dr. Alfred E. Thayer, a professor at the
medical department of Cornell University,
said he thought from the conditions de
scribed to him that Rice died of chloroform
The district attorney recalled Charles F.
Jones, who said that Patrick began to
grow a beard about two weeks before the
death of Mr. Rice. Maria Scott, the col
ored caretaker of Mr. Rice's rooms, who
testified that she saw Patrick and Mr. Rice
together several weeks earlier than that
date, said Patrick always wore a beard.
Jones was on the stand less than five
minutes, and then the prosecution called
James D. Brightwell, of Galveston, Tex.,
an employe of the Galveston office of the
American Express Company, to prove the
receipt at his office of two packages sent
to Jones. He could not remember the
packages, but was allowed to identify the
entries he made on the way bills. Court
was adjourned until to-morrow.
ANGEL OF THE WRECK
Woman "Who Tore Her Skirts to Make
Bnndagrea Given a Pas.
AUBURN, N. Y.. March 20. Coroner
Laird to-day announced his verdict In the
Aurelius wreck on the New York Central,
in which six lives were sacrificed. He
finds that the accident was due to the reck
lessness and carelessness of Engineer Dur
and and Conductor Butler, of the wrecking-
crew, and District Attorney Dayton
Intimates that both will bo arrested and
htld for manslaughter.
Miss Caroline Wemster, of Geneva, the
angel of the wreck, who tore up her skirts
to make bandages for the wounded, has
been rewarded with an annual pass on the
New York Central.
DEMAND TOR METERS.
(CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.
through. Until the ordinance is drafted and
submitted to the body councilmen are
chary of discussion. Mayor Bookwalter was
not in the city yesterday.
Trust Company's Letter.
The letter of the company to the mayor
and Council is as follows:
"The Consumers' Gas Trust Company, as
you know, was organized for the puriose
of furnishing natural gas to the citizens of
Indianapolis at a minimum cost. To ac
complish this desired result it was provide d
that after the contributions to the capital
of the company had been repaid out ot net
earnings, with interest at the rate of 8 per
cent, per annum, gas should be furnished at
cost. This public spirited but novel scheme
brought into the treasury of the company
through subscriptions to capital stock 7ss,
657.10, which proved to be but little mote
than half what was needed, and. with
gTeat difficulty, an additional sum of $b)H.-
wh) was borrowed on certificates of indebt
edness. "From the inception of the company no
effort has been spared to carry out the
purpose for which it was organized. A
most excellent plant has been provided at
a cost of 51.4.j5,2T21. A strict but intelligent
economy has been observed in maintairdng
and operating the plant. Net earnings have
been applied as rapidly as possible to re
pa ing the original subscriptions with in
terest, to the end that the time might soon
be reached when gas, could be furnished at
cost. All accrued interest on the subscrip
tions to capital has been paid and there
remains unpaid of the principal only JllS.
L.S'J. With so much accomplished it is
dis'heartening in the extreme to be com
pelled to admit that unless the public,
through you, lends a helping hand, the Con
sumers' Gas Trust Company will soon find
itself unable to furnish natural gas at any
price. The explanation of this unfortunate
predicament is simple and easily under
stood. THE AVERAGE PRESSURE.
"When this company was organized, some
fourteen years ago, the natural gas field
of Indiana, though limited in area, was ex
ceedingly rich. The pressure at the wells
exceeded 3 pounds to the square inch. A
thoughtless public decided the supply of gas
to be inexhaustible and acted accordingly.
Aside from any question of waste, the
legitimate use of gas increased with mar
velous rapidity. The development of the
gas belt, and, indeed, the growth and de
velopment of this city, tell the story. The
great city of Chicago must also strive to
share our luxury with us. The result is
common knowledge. The supply of gas has
been so attacked that lor several years the
end has been in right. A decrease in well
pressure has necessitated the use of pump
ing stations, and it now requires about five
wells to produce as much gas as was for
merly obtained from one. The nearer we
approach the end the more rapid is the de
cline in the productiveness and life of the
wells. It was startling to learn on the first
of this month that the average pressure of
the wells now in use was only sixty-three
pounds to the square inch.
"The policy of this company has been to
fortify itself against the approaching ex
haustion of gas by taking and carrying
leases on many acres in the best producing
territory. Within the last ytar this re
served territory has been the subject of
attack by rival companies en gaged in sup
plying cities other than Indianapolis with
gas. Öfters of higher rentals have encour
aged some of our landlords to bring suits
to test the validity of our leases and it is
possible, nay, perhaps probable, that we
will be compelled, if we wish to retain our
valuable territory, to bid for new leases in
competition with companies which sell jas
at Kowd prices in other cities by meter
"The result of its operations last year has
brought the Consumers' Oas Trust Com
pany face to face with an existing, not an
anticipated crisis. The figures have been
published in full in the newspapers of this
city and they tell plainly the need of im
meuiate rtlief if the company is to con
tinue its efforts to supply this city with
natural gas. In this connection it must
be distinctly understood that every dollar
of the net earnings of the company, ex
cept what was paid in the way of reducing
the original subscriptions tu capital and
keeping the interest paid thereon, has been
expended in drilling new wells and pro
viding the necessary piping to bring gas
to this city, and that it has been necessary
each year to spend a large amount in the
etfort to keep up the supply. Under pres
ent conditions the company is no longer
able to Continue this policy.
THE GROSS EARNINGS.
"The gross earnings for the fiscal year
ending Oct. 31, 1301, were $l4,f50.Cl less than
the previous year; the expenses were $30,
&27.16 more than the previous year. This
means a loss in net earnings of ?73,"y.77.
The operating expenses absorbed more
than 76 per cent, of the gross earnings.
The cash on hand in general accounts was
$133,233. SO, against which there must be
charged the following Items, viz.:
Accounts payable ? $,l.C3ö.'X
Unpaid vouchers ls.SS'M3
Taxes accrued T.R3.2
Lease rentals accrued 13,300.72
"If these cash liabilities be deducted the
free cash on hand Oct. 31. 10'tl, was $16.
105.30. to which thtfe should be added ac
counts receivable. J:,:;4.rj, ami SSÄU will
then truly represent the entire cash and
quick assets at the disposal of the com
pany at the close cf its last fiscal year.
Under ordinary circumstances this last
named amount would hive been used for
the most part in further reducing the
amount of subscriptions to the original
capital still outstanding and heretofore
given as JlK-JS.Gfi, but its use for that pur
pose has been deferred for the reasons
"Since the close of the last fiscal year
the gross earnings of the company have
continued to decrease. For the four months
ending Feb. 28, 1002, the decrease as com
pared with the same period in 1001 was $19,
300.03. This points with certainty to much
smaller gross earnings for 1002 than for
1001. Even the very unsatisfactory service
given during the past winter cannot be
continued during the balance of the pres
ent year without large outlays, which the
company at present is not able to make,
and for which it cannot provide unless it
be permitted to sell gas by meter measure
at reasonable rates. It would be worse
than folly to incur a large indebtedness in
order to retain our reserved territory and
develop it if the present method of selling
gas in this city is to continue. It is not
believed, however, that money for any such
purposes could be borrowed in the face of
a continued waste of gas. of diminishing
earnings and of increasing outlays for
AS PUBLIC SERVANTS.
"Regarding ourselves as public servants
we have deemed it our duty to present
these disagreeable facts to you and through
you to the public, and to suggest the only
possible remedy, viz.: An ordinance making
the use of meters compulsory, with the
privilege of charging not more than 23
cents per thousand cubic feet, all meters
to be furnished free and without any ex
pense to the users. To so furnish meters
will, it is estimated, cost our company
more than $173.000. The available cash now
on hand can be used for that purpose in
stead of applying it to the reduction of the
present outstanding subscriptions to the
original capital. The introduction at nomi
nal cost and use of improved appliances,
such as are used In other cities, will, it is
confidently believed, enable every one to
take gas by meter measure at 25 cents per
thousand cubic feet. No more gas will then
be wasted. The present supply can then
be made to last for year instead of months.
The revenue which our company will re
ceive will Justify us in arranging for all
needed expenditures and the Consumers'
Gas Trust Company will thereby be per
mitted to continue its efforts toward carry
ing out the purposes for which it was or
ganized. "If the people of this city, through you aj
their representatives, decide that no gas
is tetter than gas by free meter measure
at 25 cents per thousand cubic feet we as
their servants will necessarily be bound by
your decision, and whilst deeply regretting
it we cannot justly complain. The plain
facts have been submitted and there our
"it is perhaps needless, but at the same
time it seems proper, to add that the or
dinance above suggested will not affect in
any way the obligation of the Consumers'
?as Trust Company to furnish gas at cost
should.it ever bo able to do so at less than
23 cents per thousand cubic feet.
"In conclusion we take the liberty of sug
gesting that an early decision is absolutely
necessary. Much work will have to be done
if the ordinance, bo passed, and the time
for work is right at hand."
The letter is signed by Henry Schnull, H.
H. Hanna, John H. Holliday and John G.
Williams as trustees and Robert X. Lamb,
Henry Coburn. Fred Fahnley. Nathan Mor
ris, A. A. Barnes. Henry Wetzel. Dement
Lyman and J. 1. Frenzel as directors.
President Hastings's Letter.
The letter of President Hastings, of the
Indianapolis Gas Company, opens with this
"The natural gas situation has become
such that unless the ordinance under which
the companies supplying Indianapolis oper
ate is amended so as to secure payment for
the gas brought to the city at rates com
mensurate with Its increased cost, and at
the same time make it to the interest of
the consumers to use the gas without
waste, it will be impossible for the com
panies to continue business. The use of
meters is the only method by which these
results can be obtained."
He goe3 on to review the conditions under
which gas was first burned here, mention
ing the rude, and wasteful appliances in
common use. The authorities of many
cities and towns seem pledged. President
Hastings remarks, to continue much the
same sort of thing, since they refuse to
permit the adoption of modern appliances
that experience has shown save money for
the customers and still allow the companies
to make a profit.
The stockholders of the Indianapolis Gas
Company have been confronted with the
proposition, he says, that their asset is
rapidly vanishing, and they are unanimous
in demanding that the condition of affairs
must cease at once. To keep up a failing
supply, with revenues diminished heavily,
the Indianapolis Gas Company, the presi
dent states, spent from ltö to lOoO the sum
To show the difference in conditions now
and when the present ordinance was passed
President Hastings submits that in 1VS the
field pressure in Hamilton county, wrhere
the local supply was obtained, was 323
pounds to the square inch. Pumping sta
tions were not needed, and instead of com
pressing stations reduying stations were
required at the city limits, so that the gas
could be safely handled in the low-pressure
city mains. After a while the Hamilton
field began to fail, and the mains were ex
tended into Grant county, sixty-seven miles
from Indianapolis. Later the mains were
extended into Delaware and Madison
counties, where the entire supply for ln
(iianapolis has been obtained for years. In
all the mains of the company the pressure
has so decreased that now the average is
only sixty-three pounds per square inch.
Even in the best new wells the pressure
seldom exceeds 115 pounds, he says, and
seldom that. The yield of the best wells
is ery small compared with the yield in
lSS and lss: from similar wells.
PUMPING STATIONS BUILT.
Finally, be says, pumping stations had to
be built, and at Strawtown and Elwood
stations were put up at a total cost of
$237,081.20. Even with these stations, he
says, it has been Impossible to furnish In
dianapolis with an adequate-- supply under
present conditions. Speaking of the added
expenses and the diminished receipts Presi
dent Hastings says:
"The enormous extension of m;iin and
field lines and depreciation of their condi
tion and that of the city lines from use
for a series of y?ars, the drilling and main
tenance of the largely increased number of
wells, the operating and other expenses of
the pumping plants, the increased rental of
gas lands, thousands of acres of which the
companies are required to carry in order to
have a source of supply, the large increase
of taxation in rec ent years and other items
of expense, have added to the operating ex
penses of the companies Irom year to year,
so that now they are double what they
were ten years ago. In the future the in
crease will be In an even greater ratio, on
the other hand, the receipts in the last
three years of the Indianapolis company
from natural gas have fallen off $1X5,012, of
which iOO.S1 was lost In the last year."
Taking up his main argument, that for
the use of meters. President Hastings gives
his views of the local situation in regard
to the waste here, bored mixers, etc., and
then relates the fruits of the investigations
mi de by the company in other cities on the
practicability of the meter system. That
ihe people were warned of the failing sup
ply and apprised of the only remedy avail
able he cites by the follow ir.u:
"The practice of using natural gas by
contract without measurement is without
parallel in the sale of any other commodity.
We might as well consider an oromince
requiring eo;l ebab-rs in Indianapolis to
supply coal to consimurs for a lump sum
per annum, and then allow them to help
themselves and waste the coal, throwing
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and allowing the heat to escape. Just as
they do with natural gas where meters are
not used. How long could coal dealers con
tinue In business?
"Full warning has been given to consum
ers by the company that the supply of
natural gas in the field is constantly wan
ing, and Joint circulars have been issued
to the consumers by the Consumers' ;as
Trust Company and the Indianapolis Gas
Company, under date of June "s, 1, in
which th facts were fully set forth. In
that circular tht: consumers were advised
that the city authorities were fully in
formed as to" the success which the plan of
selling natural gas by meter had met in
l'ittsburg. Allegheny, Buffalo, Krie, Day
ton, Detroit. Richmond and other cities.
Committees of the Indianapolis Hoard of
Trade visited some of these cities, made a
thorough investigation, and reported that
with meters at cents, 2'i'2 cents .and JO
cents per l" cubic feet the conditions
were satisfactory, so long as modern ap
pliances were used."
USK OF (3 AS IX THIS CITY.
Indianapolis people use an amount of gas,
he says, three times as much as is used
by the same number of consumers In other
cities under the meter system. It clearly
follows, he says, that If proper appliances
were applied and the waste stopped the
quantity of gas brought to Indianapolis
would be only one-third of the amount now
consumed, and yet every consumer would
have good service with plenty of pressure.
In Chicago, where the meter system Is
used, natural gas is sold for W cents per
l.o) cubic feet, he says. An examination of
the books of the People's Gaslight and
Coke Company of that city shows that 5.0u0
people pay less than 50 cents per month for
their gas supply. These customers were
the ones that used the gas for stoves. 11
draws the conclusion that In this city if
the meter system were applied it would
prove particularly beneficial to poor people
who would be furnished with plenty of fuel
for perhaps half of the present contract
price of $12 per year.
He declares that the volume of gas used
in Chicago is much less than the volume
used in Indianapolis on a cold day; that
competent engineers have estimated that
with a meter system and careful use one
quarter of the present amount supplied
would give better service than is now af
forded, and the gas would last proportion
ately longtr. The meters stopped the waste
ful practices In Chicago, he says, and they
would do the same for Indianapolis. In
quiries made in Pittsburg. Steubenville, O.,
New Castle, Pa., and other places where
the meter system is used developed the fact.
President Hastings points out. that entire
success has resulted and satisfaction to the
consumer as well' as to the company.
As to the alternative left to the consumer
and the attitude of the stockholders of his
company President Hastings says:
"The foregoing facts being indisputable
and easily susceptible of proof, the ques
tion arises, wnat alternative is left to the
consumer in case the supply of natural
gas Is discontinued in Indianapolis? He
will either have to use coal, at current
prices, or illuminntlng gas at $1 p-r thou
sand cubic feet, with less efficiency than
the natural gas, which, at -5 cents p.-r
l.otiO cubic feet, can be supplied in sulli
cient quantities lor years to come.
""The stock of the Indianapolis Gas Com
pany $,Oio.oirfi has been fully paid, and
under the I. as of Indiana, cannot he in
creased. Under a trust agreement the
company has no right to issue any addi
tional bonds. The mortgage of the com
pany covers all its assets, of which one
of the most important is the natural gas,
which may be regarded as a fleeting asset,
as attested by the Mate geologist, as is
well known by all persons Interested in
the natural-gas business in Indiana. The
directors of the company have been elect
ed by the stockholders, charged with a.
trust, viz.: to administer the property for
the best interests of the stockholders, sub
ject, however, to the rights of the bond
holders. The stockholder unanimously
ag'te that the directors, in allowing this
tleetlng asset to be used unlawfully, have
Leen grossly derelict in their duty. In this
opinion the bondholders concur, but have
gone farther, and to-day are considering
a legal plan by which the directors will
be forced by proper legal authority to dis
continue to dispose of this fleeting asset
in the unlawful manner aforesaid, and to
dispose of it elsewhere to the best of ad
vantage and at the best obtainable price.
The company h;is opportunity to dispose
of its gas elsewhere In unlimited quanti
ties by meter measurement only, and at
prices varying from 15 cents to 20 cents
pr thousand cubic feet. Undoubtedly, if
an effort were made by the company higher
rices could be obtained."
He concludes his letter with the asser
tion that his company has a legal right to
quit business here If prompt remedial legis
lation ! not obtained. Counsel has ad
vised fully on that point, he says. In ask
ing for the adoption of the ordinance he
The action of the companies was received
everywhere with surprise and furnished a
general topic of conversation. While there
are many who are sTill bitterly opposed
to the adoption of meters, there were many
others yesterday who were outspoken in
the opinion that the adoption of the meter
svstem is the only way that the gas supply
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Corner Market and Clrcla,
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To the i:J:tvr of the I r-Journal.
In view of the existing condition of the
natural gu pressure It tceini to me that
there is nothing else to do but accept tha
offers of the gas companies and at onca
go to consuming fuel gas by meter, la
fact, it wan what ouyht to have been dona
at the start, a duzen ye.tr ig. but nona
of Ut then realized that there v?is a limit
to the supply. The city authorities hould
not hesitate In the acceptance of the. pro
posal of the companies to furnish nietet
free to consumers and gad at 'Jl cents per
thousand feet. I own no H Kt ck. and
have not for f veral year a. but I am i: con
sumer and want a lrif; us possible.
JOHN 13. CUNNIIK.
Indianapolis, March I'J.
I'ltlscna Mrrtlut; mIIc1.
Ex-Counc!Iman Thomas Markvy, perma
nent chairman f the meter orUln irue com
rnlttee of the South Side, ha i5uej a call
for a im-?tir.K to be h M ut the South
Club room:, at the corner of loney and
Wright tretp. Monday vei,ir., March "4.
at 7:3". t' lilncusi" th -ent nu tr prop.v
Mtlon. All citizens are invited to uttend.
signature i ou every box of tho genuin
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