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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1890.
5 WILL ASK FOR A RECEIVER The Oregon Improvement Company In Yoked in Serious Financial Difficulties. IleaTj Failure In the Coal Trade at Pittsburg Banker Prettjrnan's Assignee Oastedat Chicago Forcer Smith Convicted. BIG COMPANY IN TKOUBLE. The Oregon ImproTement to Apply for a Re ceiver To-Daj 1U Liabilities. New York. Nor. 24. It was stated to day, and not denied at the company's oftice, that the Oregon Improvement Com pany would to-morrow apply to have Joseph Simon appointed receiver. The ap pointment trill be made at Portland, Ore. It is also stated positively, and not denied by the treasurer, that the interest dne Dec. 1 will not be paid. The conipanr'ti trouble is said to be due to the fact that loans which it procured to carry on work on its extensions have been called and the com pany is unable to pay them. The president of the coiuDany, Elijah fcniitb, is said to be severely ill and confined to his house. Fred L. Ames, who is understood to hold a large block of Union Pacific, is one of the directors of the company. The properties controlled by the company com prises the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, which has in operation five steamship lines on the northern Pacific coast, several railroads and a large amount of coal lands and real estate. At the clowj of the last fiscal year the com pany's liabilities amounted to $18,007,037, offset in the balance-sheet by an equal amount of assets. Since then the company has authorized and executed a consolidated mortgage of 815,000,000. of which 0,514.000 W8S reserved to retire prior issues and the preferred stock. In 18tfJ it paid 7 per cent, on preferred stock and on the common. The common was then selling at above 70. The last dividend was passed, and to-day the stock sold at 132 Ldward L. Brandon, whose failure was announced to-day, was a large holder of it. The first Si, 000. 000 of the consolidated bonds referred to were issued on April 9, 18U0. The authorized issue is $15,000,000. It is stated that the company is solvent, but owing to the con dition of the market the officers deem it best for all interests to have a receiver appointed. FAILURE' IN THE COAX TRADE. Judgments Aggregating 0325,000 Filed Against Fawcett & Sons, or Pittsburg. - Pittsburg, Nov. SM. Thomas Fawcett & Sons, one of the oldest and largest bitu minous coal firms in this city, have failed. Judgments aggregating $160,000 were en tered by the Central Bank this morning, and all property of the firm' has been levied upon by tho sheriff to satisfy these claims. The liabilities are estimated at 400,000, with assets of about 000,000. The failure was not unexpected, and it is claimed was not the result of the present financial Hurry. The firm has been carry ing a large amount of paper, and for two months it has been known that they were about to give up the tight. The senior member, Mr. Thomas Fawcett, is president of the Central Bank, but the failnre will have no ellect upon that institution, as it is amply protected. Up to the closing hour of the county courts judgments aggregating &tt5,000 had been filed against Fawcett & Sons. The firm attributes its financial embarass ment to the depression in the coal business and the immense expense necessary to keep up a number of boats and the other charges incident to a big coal establishment. There has been no profit, they say, on coal, and their operations have been carried on at a loss. Last spring they expected to sell out to the English syndicate that held options on a number of leading coal properties, in the event of which they in tended to pay oil their indebtedness and go out of the business. This fell through, and running the business at a loss culminated in the Central Bank issuing executions upon the judgments held by it. The firm of Fawcett & Sons owns the steamers Boaz, Acorn and Maggie Convoy, together with a great many valuables barges, coal tipples and other appliances for carrying on an extensive coal business. They loaded their coal in their own barges and shipped the same to the lower markets by their own tow-boats, so they have few, if any large creditors among other operators. rRETTYMAVS AFFAIRS. Ills Assignee Ousted And Another Appointed by the Court Creditors Gouged. '", Chicago, Nov. 24. Judge Prendergast this afternoon deposed cashier Charles S, Johnson as assignee of Prettyman's Bank and the Nortn Division Lumber Company. The Judge appointed in Johnson's stead the Jenning Trust Company, and entered an order directing the new assignee to take charge at once. This move was the result of a vigorous protest against Johnson by the creditors, who made allegations that two men supposed to be Prettyman and Johnson had secretly visited the bank tho night after the failure at a late hour, and that Johnson, who has been, it is said, closely associated with Prettyman's affairs, was not a disinterested person. Testimony was also adduced to support the theory that a certain creditor had been favored with f uuds at tho bank after the assignment. Judge Prendergast made no direct reference to these charges, but said that he believed it best to relieve ap prehension and suspicion, lie did not wish to see runs on Chicago banks by reason of an impression that depositors could be left out in tho cold. Mr. rrettymau. whose to tal liabilities in the bank, his lumber com . pauy and other ventures have been esti mated all the way from $300,000 to 1,000.000, was present during the discussion with an impertubed countenance, and at the end said he would prefer to say nothing in court until he had seen his attorney. The court thereupon adjourned the examination until to-morrow. To-night there was a meeting of the creditors, many of whom are small tradesmen, who gave free vent to their wrath and indignation at the failure. Suspension of a New York Broker. New York. Nov. 24. The suspension of IMward Brandon was announced on the Stock Exchange this morning. He is one of the oldest and most prominent members of the exchange, having been admitted on Sept 8, 1852, and was considered one of the wealthiest brokers on the board. It is said that all through the recent decline he was a "bull," and carried a large line of stocks; hut when prices touched bottom, after los ing an immense amount of money on the buir side, he turned bear" and sold stocks short, and was caught in the rapid advance that followed. He was for a num ber of years located at No. 19 Broad street, but now his othee is at No. 2 Wall street. Later in the dav an assignment was made to Robert S. Miller, with the follow ing preferences: Mrs. Mary K. Williams and Mrs. Josephine Middleton, as executors of the estate of Giles Williams, $113,955; Kmanuel Dreyfus, $20,000; Harmon Hen dricks. 25,000, and Jacob 11. Lazarus, $17,000. SsTlngs Rank Run About Ended. Nkw York. Nov. 24. The run on the Cit izens' Savings Bank, which lasted six days. Is practically over. The services of the police are no longer necessary, and this morning there were only about fifty de positors who called for their money. Some ot the lirst depositors who drew "out their inoney wanted tore-deposit, but the bank ofhcials declined to have anything more to do with them on tho ground that they were among those who inaugurated the trouble. Forger Smith Quickly Convicted. New York. Nov. 24.-Albert H. Smith broker, church deacon and forger, through whose recent fraudulent practices the firm of Mills. Kobeson fc Smith, brokers, was ruined, was placed on trial at 4:15 this after noon, and at exactly 5 o'clock the jury ren dered a verdict of "guilty as charged in tho indictment." It was probably the briefest trial ever held here. The presentment of the case by Assistant District Attorney Gofl occupied ten minutes, and only fonr witnesses were examined. Smith made no defense. Judge Fitzgerald granted a stay of sentence until Dec 3. The indictment of forgery in tho first degree contained two counts forgery and uttering with intent to defraud, and the maximum sentence under the law is ten years' imprisonment. Missing Stock Operator. PniLADELrniA, Not. 24. Coh John R. Baker, a well-known stock operator, is missing. He lived in handsome style at Devon, Pa., near this city, and is known to have been quite heavily interested in the Lenigh Navigation Company stock, which has depreciated in value during the past few weeks. On Wednesday night last Colonel Baker received a dis patch at his Devon home, and he is said to have fainted on reading it. The next morning he left home ostensibly for Philadelphia, and since then he has not been seen or heard from. CoL Baker is said to have been the organizer and chief holder ot a large block of Lehigh Navigation stock. Mr. Baker's paper to the extent of $1,000,000 is said to be held by various monied institutions, but his assets, concerning which no positive statement can be secured, may possibly cover this amount. Suicide of a Defaulter. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 24. For some days past an investigation of the affairs of the Midland Mercantile Company has been going on. The company was organized only two months ago, but in that time there has been a shortage of over $8,000. The in vestigation came too close to Charles Corn stock, the business manager, and yester day afternoon he went to his home on Woods farm, and took a dose of laudanum, dying this afternoon. Other Business Troubles. Wilmington, Del., Nov. 24. The failure of Pierce & Beeson, of this city, brick makers, is announced, with assets of C0, 000 and liabilities of nearly that amount, on which judgments of $26,000 have been entered. Their creditors are almost local. If not pushed the firm hope to pull through. CLEVELAND WAGS HIS PEN. He Writes to a Kansas Friend Telling What a Wicked Person Senator Ingalls Is. Special to the Didianapolls Journal. Kansas City, Nov. 24. Nelson A. Ayres, internal revenue collector of Kansas nnder Cleveland, has received a letter from the ex-President, in which he says: "There is no one thing of the same grade of impor tance which has resulted from the recent election, or which ought to please Demo crats and decent people so much as the prospects of the retirement of I p galls. I do not know whatkind of a Democrat it would be who would not labor.in season and out of season, to prevent the return to the Senate of this vilitier of everything Democratic, who has been put forward by the Kepub- lican party to pour out abuse too bad for even decent Republicans, and who was made the presiding officer of the Senate to crown their insults on our party." THE C. X E. I. STRIKE ENDED. How the Trouble OriginatedReturned to Work Last Fight. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Danville, 111., Nov. 24. The strike on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois system is ended. It originated ' in a quarrel with Trainmaster Bowman. It seems that Bow man added ten additional cars to a freight en route from Brazil to Chicago. It is a rule of the road that for every ten extra cars there shall be another brakeman. Con ductor Condon refused to go out without one, ami, together with hiscrew,was prompt ly discharged. Another crew was ordered to take the place of the first, refused, and was also dismissed. The strikers demanded the dismissal of Bowman and tho reinstate ment of the men discharged by his order. A dispatch from Terre Haute says: Presi dent baul telegraphed 1 rainmaster bowman for his resignation to-day. and it is said here if Bowman is forced to resign the conductors, brakemen and switchmen will return to work without pressing their de mand for three brakemen on freight crews. The switchmen in the yards here all quit work to-day. "The men all returned to work to-night," said General Manager Saul, "and we ex pect a formal request from them to-morrow asking that they be reinstated. Ihev claimed that a freight crew which had been discharged by Trainmaster Bowman had not been properly dealt with, but now see their mistake. Trainmaster Bowman will be retained, and the trains will run as usual." Operators Demand an Increase. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 24. The tele graph operators employed on the Nickel- plate railroad have followed the example of the trainmen and decided to demand an increase in wages. Quiet agitation has been going on for some time, and as a result a petition asking for an increase of about 20 per cent, has been signed by. every operator on the road between Buffalo and Chicago, and this petition will to-morrow be presented to General Manager Williams at Cleveland. The men demand 15 cents an hour for the lowest grade of operators. lO1 for the second-class. IS for the third and 192 for the highest grade, twelve hours to constitute a day's1 work. They have formed an independent organization and are san guine of success. If their demands are not granted they will probably join the Broth erhood of 1 elegrapbers m a body and re pent their demands again, backed by the federation of railroad employes. Wishes of Erie Engineers Acceded To. Middletown, N. Y., Nov. 24. From relia- ble sources it is learned that twelve en gineers, representing divisions along the line of the Erie road, held two conferences on Friday and two more on Saturday with President King, at which Vice-president Felton and General SuperintendentThomas were present. Late on Saturday night a compromise was effected, and the engineers returned home perfectly satisfied. They state that President King treated them courteously, heard their complaints pa tiently. and assured them that certain things regarded by the subordinates ns hardships would be examined into and made satisfactory. It is understood that tbe engineers want pay lor tne Hours spent along the road, instead of by trips, and also pay for the time engineers are suspended when tbe men are afterward exonerated. Striking: Miners Refused Food. Somerset. Ky., Nov. 24. The miners at the Baronfork coal mines, numbering four hundred, are on 'strike. They demand an increase of 10 cents per ton. which they were refused, whereupon they threw down their tools and refused to work. The com missary has been locked against the miners, and they have been refused anything to eat. Collapse of a Whisky Warehouse. LniTlSVILLE. Nov. 24. At PlAnanrn HirtffA Park, near this citv, to-day, the warehouse of the f leasure mage I'ark Distilling Company collapsed under a weight of 12,5M0 barrels of whisky. .Logan Myers, a warehouse em- nlnvn. was cansbt in thn dnhria nrii rtn.in. fully crushed. He may not recover. Sir nrher men were flliirhtlr ininnd. Thn warehouse was built three years ago at a cost of $3,000. It is wholly wrecked. The whUW in it was valued at ssnnnm It in impossible to determine how much the loss upon it will be. but the lowest estimate is 810,000. Much of the whisky stored there was owned in Louisviiie. Toar Girls Would Marry nim. Beldixo. Mich.. Nov. 24. James Evans. n boyish-looking fellow, appeared here a week ago and announced himself as a "boy evangelist" from Canada. He said be was a reformed jig-dancer. On invitation of the Methodist pastor, he occupied a pulpit at that church last Sunday. The next day he created a sensation by announcing him self as a full-Hedged Mormon. Ho con verted a number of girls to Mormonism. Last night four young men, whose sweet hearts had professed conversion to the Mor mon doctriuo and wanted to marry Evans. waited on the apostle and ordered him to I leave tho town, which he promptly did. WORLD'S FAIR MANAGEMENT Probable Solution of a Question That Threatened to Destroy Chicago's Peace. Conferrees Agree on the Matter of Control- National Commission Proceedings Spiced with Politics Ladj Managers. Chicago, Nov. 24. Fifteen chiefs of bureaus and the directcr-seneral will di rect the destinies of the world's fair. A board of reference and control of eight members from the national commission and a like number from the local directory will constitute a conference committee to settle all matters . of difference that .... m may arise in tne management oi the exposition. All this depends on the adoption by the commission of the report of special committees of the two bodies appointed to consider the qnes tion of jurisdiction. The local directory adopted the report unanim ously this even ing, and it is expected the commission will take similar action to-inorro".?. The com mittees avoided the jurisdiction question, and addressed themselves to the task of creating a system of bureaus that would lave out of consideration all disputes con cerning the respective powers and duties of the two bodies. The result, after an ail-day conference, was the plan that chiefs of the bureaus ore to be appointed by thedirector general. subject to the approval of tbe com mission and the directory. These chiefs are to bear the stamp of the commission. The directory is to nay the salaries and expenses of the bureaus, but has the power to reduce the eynses of any department when it seems t ..a action would be in tnefinterest of the exposition. Material changes or modifications of the plans of buildings are to bemade subject to tbe approval of tbe two committees on grounds and buildings. The bureaus coin cide with the departments of the classifica tion system, to which are added bureaus or. forestry products, publicity and promotion, and foreign affairs. The report of the con ference was drawn by Judge Lindsay, of the commission, and ice-president Bryan, of the directory. The creation of the bu reau of foreign affairs, however, is not to contravene the rights and powers of tbe committee on foreign affairs to control the disbursement of the S-0,000 heretofore placed under their control. National Commission Proceedings, CniCAGO, Nov. 24. The world's fair com mission resumed its sessions ibis morning. The report of tbe committee on ceremonies, recommending a military display, was pre sented and laid over for future considera tion. Commissioner Claggett, of Washing ton, D. C, offered a resolution that Con gress be asked to allow tho use of the penalty envelope for the business of the commission. The resolution was passed. Commissioner McKenzie announced that E. E. J ay cox, the traffic manager appointed by Director-general Davis, had placed his resignation in the hands of the director general. This action removed the sting Irom Chairman Groner's committee on taritls and transportation, which had been protesting against Jay cox's appointment. The transaction, . however, appears to have been largely a matter of form, and Mr. Jaycox will probably be the traffic manager. A resolution was passed authorizing President Palmer to confer with the Speaker of the House of Kepre sentatives with a view of securing the proper appointment of two commissioners from Alaska. A resolution was introduced providing for aseparateexhibitof the Afro American race. There was a great differ ence of opinion as to whether there should be a separate exhibit or not. It was finally referred to the executive committee. The report of the committee on awards was adopted. This recommends bronze medals and certificates instead of money premiums. The foreign affairs committee report recommended the adoption of W. K. Cur tis7s scheme to establish a fconth - American.': bureau at Washington. The committee thought the scheme would produce an at tractive and valuable exhibit. Mr. Thacher, of Now York, opposed the report. His principal objection, he said, was to the partisan and political character of the scheme. The gentleman who pro posed the plan was better equipped for it than any other man in the country, but he personally represented the gentleman who is now Secretary of State. He objected to having tbe official seal of the commission put on a matter of purely political pur poses, and which he believes was origi nated to further the political fortunes of the distinguished gentleman who occupied the chair of State. Mr. Jones offered a resolution declaring' that it was "not desirable to open tbe presidential campaign of 1892 on this floor at thi time," and recommending that the committee's report be indefinitely post poned. . ' Mr. Waller said there was not a shadow of politics in the committee's report.- There' was not a man on the committee who would not despise himself if he thought he had permitted politics to influence his action. If Mr. Blaine got any benefit through the action of tbe committee in arranging for a South American exhibit he was entitled to it. Pending the discussion the commission adjourned. . - Board 'of Lady Managers. Chicago. Nov. 24. The board of lady managers of tbe world's fair resumed its session this morning. The first business transacted was the discussion of resold tlons looking to the formulation of requests to be presented to the commissioners. Some of the ladies advocated a separate ex hibit for women, but others said that such a course would be fatal to the interests of the sex which they represented. Mrs. John A. Logan urged that business be hurried through. "Ladies, if we defer action much longer we shall be the laughing stock of the Nation," said she. "Lvery day we stay here costs the Nation over $1,000. Let us do something and pave ourselves from ridi cule." Other ladies wero of tho opinion that they bad been brought here and should take their time to do their work well. A resolntiou by Mrs. Ginty that managers go before their respective State legislatures to ask for appropriations for tbe woman's portion of tbe exposition was laid on the table. The board then cot to work on the formulation of its ideas of what it wanted to ask from the commissioners, the presen tation of resolutions to this end beintr in terrupted occasionally to listen to addresses by Miss Frances E. Willard, Miss Harriet liosmer and others. Among the matters proposed by different members of the board to be requested were: That an administra tive building for the use of tbe board bo erected on the. fair gronnds: that there should not be a separate building for the vauiuhiuu wuiuuu o w ui jt, luut ijo sal ary of the secretary be S5.000: that everv exhibit be accompanied with a statement specifying that the said exhibit is or is not produced, in whole or in part, by female jaoor." Two Brothers Drowned in Saranac Lake. Plattsburo. N. Y.. Nov. 24. Two brothers, Sammy and Eddie Welier, were drowned in Moody pond. Saranac lake, this morning. The youngest, aged nine teen, went on the pond to skate against the wishes of his brother. Sammy hat by tbe window and saw his brother break through the ice. Rushing to his rescue he reached over to seize hold of him, but the ice gave way ana ooin were arownea. Choked to Death Ills Wife and Child. Falkville. Ala.. rov. 24. Dr. A. M. Turner, an ex-member of the Legislature. last, night choked his wife and little daughter to death. The Doctor has twice been in an asy lnm. The child raised an alarm mm a fit. Detore Demg Kiuea. and when citizens rushed in they round the Doctor in a wild frenzy. He declared that his wife had tried to kill him and that he had acted in self-defense throughout. The Cracker Trust ltaten In Court. New Orleans, Nov. 24. In the matter of tho rule for contempt taken by the Amer ican Biscuit. Company against Bernard Klotz, for disobedience of the injunction prohibiting him from interfering with the new manager appointed by plaintiff, Jndge Kightor ordered that the rule for contempt be discharged, and that the writ of injunc tion be suspended in its operation until m m - a i . iurtner oraers ox court, on aeienaani giv ing bond, conditioned as tbe law directs. This leaves Klotz in charge of his property. which the Cracker 1 rust claims the right to control. . - AMERICAN BALL ASSOCIATION. Allan W. Thnrman Chosen to Succeed Mr P hel ps as Presid en t The Athletics Expelled. Louisville, Nov. 21. At the meeting of the American Base-ball Association, this afternoon, Zacbariah Phelps refused to ac cent the presidency, and Allan W. Thur man, of Columbus, was chosen to succeed him. Phelps will be retained as attorney. Wm. Barnie, of Baltimore, was . elected vice-president. A conference committee, consisting of Allan W. Thurman, Wm. Barnie and Chris. Von der Ahe, was ap pointed, with full power to act for the Association in any emergency. It is be lieved they will find a way to exclude To ledo, Syracuse and Rochester without los ing the American Association name. The Athletio club was to-day excluded, after a full hearing of the reasons for their failure. The committee for the joint meeting to de termine playing rules was instructed to make an effort to have the rules amended so as to allow managers to coach their teams from the coacher's line. The presi dent was instructed to examine the consti tution, and report at the spring meeting any needed amendment. The following committees wereappoint pomted: Schedule - committee, Toledo, Syracuse and Rochester; board of directors. Columbus, Louisville, Baltimore and Rochester; playing rules committee, Colum bus, Syracuse and Louisville; finance com mittee, Zacbariah Phelps, Toledo and Rochester clubs; board of arbitration, A. V. Tburman, of Columbus; Zachariah Phelps, of Louisville, and John J. O'Neil, of St. Louis. ' Reorganizing the Hoosler League. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Peru, Ind., Nov. 21. President McCul logh, of the Indiana State Base-ball League, has issued a call to the league directors for a meeting in this city on Dec. 10 toward reorganization and completion of details for the league's season of 1891. Material changes will be made from last season's order, and the length of time be reduced to four months' playing. m s 1 A rSEUDO-EX-CONYICT. A Chicago Clergyman Relates a Curious Experience. Chicago Advance. I. am going to reveal to my indulgent reader a little experience I had last winter. I don't know as it will interest him, but it has been the subject of considerable ques tioning with me ever since it occurred. I was sitting in this study Thursday morn ing; Augusta came to the door, saying, 'Tnere is a man down stairs who wants to see you." "Ask him up here," I said. In walked a man, medium height, shabby clothes, face rather keen, alert, hair black, mixed -with gray, eye sharp with restless look, having in his whole make-up a combination of sheep-like timidity, hang-dogness. and rather pious pity. "Good morning; what can I do for yont" 'I come to you," he answered, "in rather a strange time and on a rather strange errand. I have been out of Joliot prison three months; I have been in this city the larger part of this time; I have been sick; I have been sleeping in the stations, railroad and police: I have been trying to make an honest living. I saw your face, and I said you are a man who will help me." Moved, of course, by this! touch of flat tery. I entered into the case with some de gree of warmth. "Whatican you do?" I asked. "I learned in Joliet to paint, but I will do anything." "Are you a good paint err "Yes. sir." I said, "All right. I think I can get you some work." 'You may like to write to Joliet about me; I becamo a Christian there; the chaplain was . My number was C4850." "Yes, I shall be very glad to know ail about you. " I will write at once. I'll get you some work at once. You come to me day after to-morrow, and I think I can help you,7' I said, and bade him good morning. The second day after he appeared. I took him into the livery-stable whore I Jjire 'my -parochial assistant in pastoral visitation, and said to the proprietor; "Mr. G., don't you want to hire this man to help you in various ways, and you give him his board and lodging!', "Certainly 1 do." The man. whose name, by . tbo way, was Frederick J. Dubuque, seemed very grate ful. "Now," I said to Mr. Dubuque, "let's go to a carriage man and see if wo cannot got you some regular work at painting." The carriage roan finally consented to give him work, and he was to come round next Monday for it. That afternoon I was going to make some parish calls, and I said to tbe man, "Come out with me and hold my horse." We had a good chance to talk during this ride. He told me the story of his life. He ran away from home at fourteen, fell into bad com pany, began ' to steal in a small way, and then became a shop-breaker. Never, he said, had he broken into a house; this he said with a good deal of pride. He had friends living in Williamsburg, N. Y., and also in Walpole, Mass.; had a son about eighteen years old; his wife died several years before. He told me about his life iu Joliet, the cell fever, etc., and his tempta tions to steal since coming to the city. After a while we came to the end of the list of visits, and I bade him good night, hand ing him a quarter iu payment of his erv ices, against receiving which he mi fested a proper degree of diffidoncv. I asked him to take the horse back to the stable. "I shall come round Monday to see how you are getting on." Tho last word he said to me was. "You have not heard from Joliet yet about meT" I said "No." The second day following I stepped in to see how the work was going on. They said the man had brought the horse back, but they had not seen him since. Thus van ished my friend into the unknown. Two days after I heard from Joliet that never had there been a man of the name of Fred erick J. Dubuque confined in that prison. I want to ask tbe question what was the purpose of the man in coming to me! What the Story Teachetf. Boston Courier. Sunday-school Teacher And when the wicked children continued mocking the good prophet two she bears came out of the mountain and ate up over forty of the wicked children. Now, boys, what lesson does this teach usT Jimpsy Primrose I know. "Well, JimpsyT" "It teaches us how many children a she bear can hold." A Bigger Man than Grover. Boston Globe (Dem.) That was a very notable array of bruins, backbone and respectable wealth which got together in New York ot the Chamber of Commerce banquet last Tuesday evening. It included, among maiw ethers, Cbauncey M. Dcpew, Grover Cleveland, Csrl Schurz, President Eliot, of Harvard College, and George William Cnrtis. The most note worthy speech of the evening was natur ally that of President Eliof, A Reliever In Payer. Philadelphia Kecord. Little Tommy was told by his mamma if he wauted a little baby brother to pray for it. He did so. and his prayer was answered with unusual promptness and fullness. There were twins, lie is such a firm be liever in prayers now that he thinks of ask ing for a bicycle. The Hobby Waning. Boston Herald. It has been a pretty cold season for pro hibition. The latest returns indicate that South Dakota has voted to resubmit her prohibitory amendment to the people, who appear to have grown weary of prohibition in a very short time. Catch a Tartar, And when caught scrub well with Sozodont. Don't spare it. Brush for dear life. If you destroy it. all the better for you and your teeth. It will destroy the health of the mouth, its beatify, and your sweet breath. The Indiana Paper Company, manufacturers of paper and paper bags, have removed from l!l,l!3 and '25 Last Maryland street, to 7 and 2D same street next door east. SOCIETY NOTICE. MASONIC ATTENTION, SIR KNIGHTS! lUoer ConiiiiMNlery, Xo. 1. K. T. fecial con. clave this (Tuesday) evening. 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CASH CAPITAL, PEARSONS MUSIC HOUSE V&s-ToiBa!t'mDre City, yy Assumes liability caused by accidents to employes and the public Pays doctor bills, wages, etc.. to injured employes. Insures against loss or damage by reason of ex plosion of steam-boilers, breakace or displacement of engines, elevator? or propelling ma chinery, furnishing rigid and scientific inspections of same. Full information furnished by PANGBORN & SEGUE, General Agents, 04 East Market St., Indianapolis, Ind. c I c $1.50 1KB $1-50 The Dot Antomatio Ink -:and. Saves 75 per cent, of Your Ink. Always frenn. No erauotlon. No sediment. Send lor circular. BOWEN-MEtt-KILL. CO.. tole Agents. 9 and 11 West Wash. fit. COKE FOR SALE AT THE GAS-WORKS At 7 cts. per bushel for Lump, and 8 cents per bushel for Crushed, to all those who de sire it. Tickets obtained at 49 South Pennsylvania street. WANTED MISCELLANEOUS. WA5 tttta p't w r.oni) wonn-CAliVEKB- At Ohio Falls Car Co., JeSVrsonviile, Ind. ITTANTED A LIVE OKliUfcTlu fAiu 1 in V ev ry place to introduce our xmU. Wo have a new line that will pell at every houi and arm t can reap a harvest between now and the holiday. Will pay a a!ary of $75.00 ptr month If prfeiTfl. and furnish a team free. Address at once. STAND. AUD SILVKlt WAKE CO.. Boston, Mass. WANTED -ACTIVE. EXPERIENCED. IN dustrial insurance acent.i for a new and prood Held. Old. relUble Industrial Company. Only men lueaniu? husinesw need appiy. 'o social canvas Idit. Debits small. Correspondence nolicited. Ad dress SUPERINTENDENT. P.O. Box 27.U Den ver, Colorado. 1JUSINE.SS OPPOItTUNITY. ASTRONO COMPANY iu iirxr a. special ajent of resironsibllity. with capital, to rerrr Ptntits business In a Isrjrewsy In Indianapolis. Address 8. E. M.. care New York Advtriising Agency. 6 Wall street. New York city. FINANCIAL. T OAN8 MONEY ON MORTGAGES. a F. JLi SAYLEK 75 East M&rXet street. F- INANCIAL MONLYoN MOUTOAOE, FAUM8 and city property. C. E. COFFINjfc Co. IX PEllCKNT. ON CITY PkoPEKTY IN IN diana. I8AAC IC KIEKSTED. IS Martlndals Block. ONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS AT THE LOW. est market rate; prlvilefoa for parment bf ors due. We also buy municipal bonds. THOU. C. DAT A CO.. 72 East Market street. IudianapoUs. ANNOUNCEMENT. FOR REUBEN OIIiSON 8 V KKblL'nw ill-Ax Flour call at 307 North East street. ; TUOLOOER-MRS. DR. ELLIS, OFKICE CrJ2 Indiana ave. Would yoa review the psst, lsrn of the present and future and if sick. In touble, do not fail to consult the Doctor at once 1 jT-INVESTMENTS IN INDIANA-SIXTY X cents monthly mature J100; Debenture pay ten per cent; secured by first mortgage, to double your investment, parable seml anuualy. Loans ( percent. C. W. PlliLII PS, Resident Manager, 83 East Market street. FOK SALE. I70R SALE A BAND-SA W-M ILL WITH ALL . modern Improvements, located on Tolnian are. hr.a Twelfth etreet. Ch.t ao, UL Good yard accom modations or would accept a pood partner who would furnish tanltal to stock same. Could deliver 300.100 fret of -walnut losat short notice at mill. If not o'herwise disposed of this property will te sold at public auction on Decern ber 1. Plant cost $ 11.0(H). For particulars addresH, M. VON PLATEN, 30 to 40 Tolmau avenue, Chicago. 11L FOU KENT. F OR RENT FURNISHED ROOM-SUITABLE for two per t lemon. Vj'2 North East street, threo square north of, Washington street. THAMSGIYIM OFFEMG AT THE This week we are offering you men of limited incomes an extra ordinary bargain in an OVERCOAT FOR They are sold the world over at $5, $6 and $j. They come in single and double breasted Chin chillas and Cassimeres, all sizes from 34 to 44. MOD 1 H The lady managers of the Home for Friendless Women will receive donations at our store to-day. MANUFACTURERS, Merchants and Contractors, SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE NEW COMBINATION CONTRACT iCopyriglitecl,) l ISSUED EXCLUSIVELY By this Company. 0- - - - - S1,000.000 AMUSEMENTS. GRAND OPERA - HOUSE Three Nlphta and Two Matinees, commencing with afternoon performance Thanksgiving day, DANIEL FKOUMAN'ri produxDl011 t The Prince S Pauper WITH ELSIE Xj"ESIjIE And the New York cast. Prices. Orchestra and Boxes, $1: Orchestra Circle, 75c: Balcony. 50c; Gallery, 25c. Prices Thanksgiving Matinee same as night, bale now in progress. ENGLISIfSOPERA - HOUSE. THANKSGIVING ATTRACTION ! I ! Beginning Thuri.lar Afternoon, Nov. 37, BOBBY GAYLOR'S Spectacular Comedy Success "AN IRISH ARAB," Introducing the acrobatlo wonders. LA MARTINIS BROTHERS. Prices Orchestra and Orchestra Olrc. 75c; Dress Circle, 50c; Ralcony. J5c; Oallery, 15c. ThanksKlv lDg Matinee prlcessame as night, bale now opcu. GUAM) OPERA-HOUSE To-night and to-morrow night, Mr. RICHARD 3LVNSFIELD And his New York stock company In BEAU BRUMMEL L, TRICES All seata on first floor. $1; balcony, first two rows, reserved, lie, gallery, J5c. Hox-oCice open. ENGLISH'S nMm TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 2. The (hide Musin Concert Jlj the following eminent EoloArtlsU; OVIDIS MUSIN, The gnat Violin Virtnoso. ANNUS I.OUISIS TANNER. The American NlKhttnalft. INEZ PARMATISR, The eminent Mezzo Soprano. KAltl STORR. The German Daritone (first time in this country.) 1SDTJARD SCU A RF, Bolo rise 1st (receiver of the great Moscheles prize). SCALE OP PRICKS: Orchestra Boxes, f: Balcony Boxes, f 5; Oallery Boies, Orchestra. Orchestra Circle and Palci-ny, $1; Dress Circle. 75c; Family Circle, BOc; Gallery, J5c By request of Prof. J. S. Black, permission has heen friven him to make special rates to lamiliei it clubs for seats, in any part of the house, to tl- amount of ib. Those desiring to avail themselves of this prlvih-pe must do so prior to 3 p. in .Saturday, Kov. 1".. For lnrther information and for tickets apply at WuUchner'a, Bryant's aod Pearson's Music b lores or to Prof. Black. The box-otlioe. for the sale of reserved aats will be open Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 1 and 1', beglnlng at V o'clock. Holders of tickets purchased outside of the Opera house, can scure reserved seats thereon by applying at the box-ottloe on the above dsu-s. KOBKliT E. JOHNSTON, Sole Manager. EDUCATIONAL. DAY AKD RIGHT SCHOOL. EKTER NOW. (CiubUibtd is.) H'DIHAFOLIS (iur(tsii4 1. roiUsiiiEss uniuEnGiT7 L23 H. Fen. 81. Clock, Op p. PwtcfEit. J FTe-eminently the leading buMm-as murersltrj forty.first year; no vacations; students enwr at any time; individual Instruction by strong lacultT of ea. Jenenced teachers; complete facilities for book-keep. UK, busiuesn practice, tanking-, ahori-haud. type w ntlnir. iH-nniaiishipand English tralmn; diploma ire at graduation; railroad, industrial. irulauml and lUHines oitices supplied with help; elegant Ula. rated actslnie fre. N OTICE. A specisl meeting of the Board cf Directors of tha Commercial Club will be held In th OovernorV room. Hoard of 'irado bulldinp, on Wednesday. 2sor. I'tS, lKHt. at 11 o'clock a. m., tor the purpose of cunidr lug the piopom-d purchase of projTly by the Club. All tneUiuera ot the Board are hereby aktd to b rreent. KM LILLY, President. WuxiAM FOKTCNE, Secrttarjr. MODEL S3 L