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THE INDIAN AFOLTS JOURNAL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1897.
3 New York Store Established 1853. A cent for Ilutterlck Pattern. One Alan Wanted 100 of the Unlaundered Shirts At our Sixth Annual Sale. He was probably some lealer who saw tuey were sewing lor less monev than he could buy them for at wholesale. Couldn't let him have them we- want thun for our customers. Rut that's a straw that shows which way the wind is blowing. Come tc '"ay if you can. Men's white ui. aun dered Shirts at ... . 23c, 35c, 49c and 75c. Pettis Dry Goods Co. Drs. CongWinft Wilson, Dentists S. W. cor. Market and Fenn. sts., opp. P O. Formerly in "The Denison." There Are Others But nothing fills all the needs of the cuisine, as does PRINCESS FLOUR Unsurpassed for bread, pastry and Cakes. Absolute! Pure. Celebrated for It.s great leavening strength and healthruiness. Assures the food against alum and all forms of adul teration common to the cheap brands. ROTAL BAKING POWDER CO.. NEW TORS. THE PHILLIES GET RUSIE GIVEN TO .KV YOUK IX EXCHANGE. Information Wan n SnrprUe to It. O. Hawkins Who Did Not Know M'lint liuiif Would Sny. An Associated Pres dispatch from Phil adelphia says Philad?I -:ila and New York have made a trade whereby Amos Ruslo goes to the Quakers. Senator It. O. Hawkins, who has been Ilusie's attorney In hi efforts to make a fettkment and get released by the New York club, was surprised last night when told of the deal. He said he had heard nothing of It before' and thought It was not known to Kuaie. He was not prepared to say, without a consultation with Kusle, what effect the trade would have on Ruble's present suit against the New York club. In which he demands his release, but thought that If the trade had been made it was like ly that P.usie would accept it and play ball with the Phillies this season. It Is barely possible that New York has been brought to this trarle by the fear that Rusie might win his suit in New Jersey, which would forever break up the present practice of reserving players, fbr his bill of complaint charges that the agreement of the National League 13 against public pol Icy and prevents free and open competition among the clubs and players. The dispatch mentioned above Is as fol lows: "The Philadelphia Haseball Club has mail.-) a deal with the New York by which Jack Taylor and John Clements, the star battery of the Phillies, will be exchanged for Amos, Rusk', the Giants' twirler. over whose services there has been so much liti gation. The exchange Is the result of con ferences held In this city last week between Managers Rogers and Reach, of the local club, and President Andrew Freedman, of New York. "Colonel Rogers announced the consumma tion of this important deal to-night and added that another trade was contemplated which would concern one player of both clubs. The Clemcnts-Taylor-Rusie deal has been hanging rtre since last year, when the local ciub mado Freed man a projo.s:tlon for a trade. At that lime the New York president refused absolutely to be a party to the agreement. It will be remembered, how ever, that he said at the time that the 1'hllndeinhla club was the only one to which he would let Kusle if matters took a turn that way. and rather than give any other club the services of the bis? fellow he would let 'Rusie rot The deal comes as a big surprise, as It was generally conceded that Rusie would agree to play with Louis- 111.-. vilk.' PERSONAL AND SOCIETY. Miss Rush, of Kentland. Ind.. Is visiting Mr. J. H. Conner and family. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pierce and children went to Baltimore yesterday. Miss Jessica Crampton i spending a few days with relatives in Anderson. Mrs. Mortimer Nye. who has been visiting friends here, has returned home. Mrs. Frank Trumbubb. of Denver. Col., will come to-day to visit Mrs. V. J. Sisson. Mrs, Major Taylor has Issued invitations for a card party Monday afternoon. Feb. Miss Susan Stewart returned yesterday from an extended v;slt to friend in Chi cago. Mrs. Mattle K. Rradway. of New Bloom -fteld. Mo., is visiting her tiater. Mrs. V. U. fchilllng. The members of the Americus Club gave a valentine dance last evening at their clubhouse. Mrs. o. . Pfaff will give a card party Saturday afternoon for Mrs. T. 11. Noonan. of Cincinnati. Miss Mem Tousey will give a tea Thurs day afternoon for her guest. Miss Dugbve. of Minneapolis. A cotillion Is being arranged by a number Of young people, to be given ntxt week at the Country Club. Mrn. Mary 11. Hall left yesterday for Chicago, where she will ! the guest of Sirs. Joseph Kendall. Mrs. R. F. Paul, of Chicago. Is the guest ol Mrs. Cortland Van Camp, of No. 711 North Delaware street. Miss Zerelda V. Reaty has returned from Philadelphia and will spend a week at hoine before going to California. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Atkins have issued In vitations for a reception Friday evening in honor of Professor James. Mrs. Franklin Landers will entertain a few friends Friday afternoon for her sister, who is to come to visit her. Mrs. Enrique C. M.'ller will have Miss Carolyn Smith, of Cincinnati, who la visit .-1 fyZ ' ing Mrs. Samuel Cornell Carey, with her Thursday afternoon and evening, her regu ular day at home. Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Long entertained a number of frknds at cards last evening at their home, on Central avenue. Mrs. Juliet V. Strauss, of Roekville. will come next week to visit Mrs. S. K. Perkins, who will entertain informally for her. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Churchman will leave this morning for Orlando. Fla.. on ac count of illness of Mrs. Ingram Fletcher. Mrs. Charles Finney, of Kansas City, is the guest of Mrs. Finley Pugh and Mrs. Charles Uaiky, on North Delaware street. Mr.'. A. It. McGregor entertained a few friends yesterday afternoon to have them meet Miss Merker, of Louisville. Mrs. Lois J. Hufford read a paper. Mrs. Phil Mitchell is the guest of Mrs. Henry Scot Eraser, and will receive with Mrs. Eraser on her regular reception day, Wednesday, this week and next. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Raschig. Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Arens, Miss Josephine Robinson. Miss Claire Shover and Miss Elizabeth Ketcham will go to Cincinnati to-day to attend the Damrosch Opera. The marriage of Miss Edna May Harbour and Mr. Frank M. Millikan will take place at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Miss Har bour's home. No. i&4 Tallott avenue. Invi tations have been Issued only to relatives and immediate friends. Mrs. W. H. Armstrong and Miss May Armstrong will receive informally this aft ernoon for their guests, Mrs. Ryan. Miss Ryan and Miss Tinsman. of Willlamsport, Pa., and Mrs. Donnellan. of Philadelphia. There are no Invitations. Mrs. Bloomhoff will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Stewart. No. 3."7 North Illi nois street, until the return of her daugh ter. Mrs. Samuel Morss. .and family from Europe, early in the spring. Mr. .and Mrs. Morss and daughter are now In Nice. Mrs. W. If. Tennis entertained her card club and a few other friends informally yes terday afternoon at her home on North Pennsylvania street. The occasion being an observance of her birthday anniversary valentines were presented as favors. Mr. and Mrs. John R. I'earson and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Smith entertained friends at cards lost evening in honor of Mrs. Krauss. of Cleveland, who is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rush. Mr. and Mrs. Rush and Mrs. Krauss will leave- the last or the week for a trip to Mexico. The executive committee of the Indianap olis German Literary Club met yesterday with Mrs. Louis Hollwtg to formulate the programme for next season's work, which will b writers of the nineteenth century. Mrs. Hollwtg, Mrs. C. M. Walker, Mrs. Pantzer. Miss Sickels and Miss Jacobs form the committee. The Schumann Concert Company has been organized with Miss Lotta Marie Akass, pianist; Miss Myrtle 11. lewis. violinist; Miss Jessie D. Lewis, flutist; Miss Eliza beth M.- Hanks, cornetist; Miss tiraee Er villa Akass, contralto, and Master Charles Lewis, reader, of this city. They are to provide music for concerts, receptions and churches. Mrs. M. B. FletfAer gave a "hearts" par ty last evening in nonor of her guest. Mrs. T. H. Noonan, and Mrs. G. N. Catterson's guest. Miss Skidmore, cf Charleston. 111. The other out-of-town guests were Senator and Mrs. Shively, of Richmond, ami Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rrecount, of Cincin nati. The rooms were prettily decorated with tulips. The score cards were valen tines in pretty designs. During the game and while supper was served a harpist plas-ed; Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Rock wood gave a handsome dinner last evening to celebrate the engagement of Miss Maud Laycock. and Mr. Robert MeOunt. The table was deli cately massed with white tulle and aspara gus vine, and tied to the stem of the tall crystal candelabrum in the center was a, large cluster of bridesmaid roses. The other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Varney, Mr.' and Mrs. William H. Coburn, Miss Lyon, Miss Emma Atkins, Mr. Alvin S. Lockard and Mr. George Rockwood. Senator-elect C. W. Fairbanks entertained at dinner about seventy-rtve member! of the Legislature last night at 7 o'clock at his home. 410 Park avenue. The truests were about evenly divided between the Senate and House, and the other half of the law makers have invitation.- to purtake of Mr. Fairbanks' bounty to-morrow night. Those present last - nlsht reported themselves as admirably entertained, and even the Demo cratic gentlemen admitted that if Mr. Fair banks makes as good a senator avhe does a host, there 'can be but small complaint. The executive committee of'the Children's Chorus met yesterday morning. There are now 173 children m the chorus, and the com mittee decided to admit lifty more. The children will meet Saturday morning at o'clock for rehearsal at St. Paul's parish house, and voices of children will be test ed for admission by Mr. Arens at S o'clock. This will be the last opportunity" lor chil dren to Join the chorus, as the rehearsals are to begin at once for the children's June festival. This is a separate organization from 'the Indiana May Festival Children's Chorus. Mrs. R. R. F. Pelrce and her daughter. Miss Van Valkenburg. gave an elegant white and gold dinner last evening In honor of Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Arens and their guest. Mr. William Armstrong, of Chicago. All or the appointments were of white and gold. The llowcrs wee roses and daffo dils, exquisitely arranged in crystal and gold vases, and the service was of china decorated in gold. Ribbons to match the daffodils were tied In artistic bows to grace the tabic. The other guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ketcham. Ms. May Wright Sewall. Dr. and Mrs. L. T. Page. Miss Jo sephine Robinson and Rev. (J. A. Car stensen. Mr?. John K. Stevenson gave a handsome luncheon yesterday, having as her guests of honor her sister, Miss Mc Cre.t, and Mrs. Henry Pettlt of Wabash. Mrs. Rumen Orr, of At tica, and Mrs. Harry Martin of Covington, and to meet them Mrs. Frank Janes, Mr. Thomas Swain, .Mrs. C. F. Gardner. Miss Mary Davis and1 her visitor. Miss Kramer, of Laporte. A long, oval basket of scarlet tulips decorated the table. In the after noon from 2 to 5 Mrs. Stevenson gave a small tea for sthe same ladies, and the luncheon guests and Mrs. E. G. Hendrick son. Mrs. Charles Divine and Mrs. H. H. Hadley assisted. The reception hall was beautliled with pink roses and the parlor .with claflodils and Jonquils. Invitations have been Issued for the an nual ball and banquet of the Soclaier Turn vereln Slock Association at the Germania House Monday evening. Feb. Z2. The fol lowing are the committee for the entertain ment: Committee on arrange raents: Charles Kraus.. William C. Mannfeld. Albert E. Metzger, Robert Keller, Henry Kotlie. Re ception: John Appel, Charles R. Blake. Edward Rertermann, Augustus Coburn. F. G. Darllnftton. (ieorgo A. Dickson. Fred Fahnley, H. S. Eraser, Stoughton J. Fletch er. Harry Gates. A. Geiger. William C. Hauelsen. Louis Hollweg. John W. Holtz man, Romeo Johnson. William Jungciaus, Julius Keiler, Albrecht Klpp, William Kothe, August M. Kuhn. James Leathers, Herman Lieber, Charles Mayer, Charles F. Meyer. Nathan Mcrrjs. S. Muhl. John R. Pearson. Dr. H. Pink, Henry Rauh. Fred P. Rush. Albert Suhm, Jceph F. Schaf. Henry SohnulJ. J. A. Schumacher. Leo Strauss, William Sttunpf. Frank Vonnegut, Clar ence Widsin, Albert Kruil. Floor: Otto Kipp. Frank Keller. Retort Lieber. Frank Maas, E. R. Martindafe. jr., George A. Mull. Henry Severln. jr.. Carl F. Walk. JONES GRAYSON. Sieclal to the Ir. Jian i. Us Journal. MADISON, Ind.. Feb. 15. Mr. John Jones, a traveling salesman for the HItz cracker factory, Indianapolis, and Mistj Lotta Gray son, daughter of A. J. Grayson, of the Madison Courier, were quietly married this afternoon by Rev. Ketcham. The couple departed for Indianapolis. West Indianupolln Council. Last night the members of the West In dianapolis Council again failed to agree on a successor for Dr. Morrow, secretary of the Roard of Health. Two ordinances were passed. One provides for the issuing of bonds to Henry Maag for a cement walk on Ezra street and the other tor grading and graveling the roadway of Harding strict from John street to the south cor poration line. A resolution was adopted granting Nicholas McCarty permission to improve the portion of Harding street abut ting h'.s property, the improvement to con form to the improvement to be made by the suburb. A plat of Mrs. Coburn's subdivi sion wfti presented and referred to the proper committee. A communication from the Indianapolis Water Company was read, suggesting that the Council's order for pipe b modified, and. instead of laying mains in Morris, street from the present terminus to Cappa street, as ordered, mains be laid from l-ee street west in Morris street to Shetlkld avenue and south to Limbert street. A resolution was adopted instruct ing the clerk to notify the company to lay main in Morris street west to Siiettield ave nue and south in Shetl'.eld avenue to Lim b.rt street, and to locate three tire plugs. The marshal was instructed to clean the mud from all the stone street crossings, and this will furnish a few days' labor tor some of the unemployed of the suburb. Rills allowed amounted to The Epwnrtli l.fiiinif Convention. The committee of Epworth Leaguers who have In charge the work of securing the- annual meeting of the league in l'S for this city report considerable encouragement. The committee ulil report Mrch 1 whether It can raise the necessary for the en tertainment. The question of finances seems to bn th only thing in the way of securing the meeting. TWAS A LIVELY DAY INTERESTING AVOniC IX ROTH lUtANCIIES OF THE LEGISLATURE. IIouMe Pxisses the nill to Make People Pay llonttl on the Spot or Go to Jail. MEDICAL BILL'S ROUGH ROAD A DISPOSITION TO LOAD IT VP "WITH AMENDMENTS. Attorney General's Rill, for More Money, Snoived I'nder After n Con nlderable Flow of Oratory. The Senate had an exciting time yester day over the street-railroad bill to terminate the charter of the company operating the Indianapolis line in 11. the date of the expiration of its franchise contract with the city. There was a tremendous lobby on hand and the Senate chamber was packed. The street-railroad company had all its friends' on hand and the city administration had appointed a committee of one hundred citizens, who were there to help the bill. The whole morning was spent upon an amendment offered by Senator Wood, which seemed very fair upon Its face, but would have had the effect of making the measure unconstitutional. It was argued all morning and a roll call upon the amend ment was taken at noon. It resulted in a tie vote of 22 to 12, but just as the presi dent of the Senate was about to cast the deciding vote Senator Rozeman appeared and voted against the amendment, thus saving the bill. Almost the whole afternoon was spent in fighting oft other amendments and the bill was llnally engrossed un changed. The House spent a large portion of the morning in passing bills. The drastic measure for the protection of Innkeepers passed by a heavy majority. It makes fail ure to produce cash on demand for board prima facie evidence of fraud. The general pharmacy bill failed by two votes to receive constitutional majority, but can be called up again. A bill was passed requiring peo ple to keep the weeds in front of their pioperty on the highways cut and one re quiring mine operators to file annual mine maps with the state inspectors. The proceedings of the afternoon were interrupted bv a visit from Joaquin Miller and James Whitcomb Riley. The two poets were Introduced and received great applause. The xdcturesque old "poet of the Sierras" spoke at some length, recalling the fact that he is a native Hoosier, and this was to him the f;rst home coming in years. The House loaded the general medical bid up with numerous amendments and it was recommitted. A bill increasing the force in the oilice of the attorney general was de feated in the House. Mr. Nicholson made a motion to pull his "quart-shop" bill out of the hands of the temperance committee. where it has slumbered so long, and thus adjourned the House. HOISE PASSES RILLS. Wrd MraKure oen Throuh-rhar- mncy Bill Lacks bat Two Votes, There was some-ining of a. stir in the House yesterday morning when the educa tion committee reported, under Instructions Of the House, the substitute for the Jones colored-school bill. There was no discus sion, and the vote upon the adoption of the report was so light that the speaker called attention to the fact that this was House Rill 46. which had already occupied two days of the time o the House. Most of the Republicans arose In surport of the report, as did also Populist Patterson. Mr. Eichhorn asked if the adoption of this report would throw the bill back for sec ond reading and amendment. The speaker ruled that It would. Populist Patterson snapped his lingers and the Democratic side arose in support of the report. It was adopted and the bill now stands upon second reading. The House took up third readings, about 11 o'clock yesterday morning and passed tho Sutton bill for the destruction of weeds without opposition. It requires the owner of property to cut the weeds along the road in front of his property luring 'the summer months under the direction of the supervisor, and allows him il.2." per day for such labor. HOTEL RILL PASSED. The bill for tho protection of hotels, boarding houses, etc., came up and was passed by a vote of C9 to 17. It was op posed by Messrs. Smith and Schoonover, but was supported by Massrs. Linck, Ross and Eichhorn. It is rather drastic upon people who do not come to time with their board bills, making fallure'to pay prima facie evidence of fraud. It provides: "That any person or persons who shall obtain food, lodging. ent?rtalment or ether accommodation at any hotel, inn. restau rant, boarding or eating house with Intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof shall be lined not exceeding or impris oned in the county jail or city workhouse not exceeding sixty days or both. 'Proof that lodging, food." entertainment or other accommodation was obtained by false pretense or by fate? or llctitious show or pretense of any baggage or other prop erty, or that the person or persons rciusd to pay for such food, lodging, entertain ment or other accommodation on demand, cjr that he absconded without paying or of fering to p?y for such icod. lodging, enter tainment or other accommodation, or that he surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his baggage, .-hall be prima facie proof of the fraudulent intent mentioned in Section 1. "Tho owner or keeper of any hotel. Inn, restaurant, boarding or eating house, as provided in this act. shall, after demand for payment bj made of the person tr persons owing any such claims or bills, as st-t out In tho perceding section of this act. have a licit against the personal property of .ny lerson or persons who may owe said owner or keeper for food, lodging, entei tainment or other accommodation, to the extent only of his said claim, and the property may bt sold to satisfy such claim by said ov.-per or keeper posting r written notice on the outer door of his hotel, inn. restaurant, bearding or eatlr.g house at least ten days before the day oi saie at public outcry to the highest bidder, and any sum of money remaining from said sale after satisfying the claim, costs and expenses of sale siiuii be turned over to the person or persons whose property was so.'d. Whtn proper di vision of such property can be made such part only as shall b necessary to satisfy the claim, costs and expenses shall be sold." The pharmacy bill drawn by the State Druggists' Association and introduced by Mr. Littleton came up and failed for want of a constitutional majority, with practi cally no discussion. Mr. Downey, in ex plaining his vote, opposed the Mil. and Mr. Eichhorn answered him. The vote was 4'J ayes und 2J noes. This failure to get ol votes does not kill the bill, but it can be placed upm lis passage at any tin e. Mr. Perry's bill requiring th it a con ph-te system of .raps of mines be tiled annually with tr state mine inspector was read the third time and passed. The object of the measure is to prevent the operator of a mine from enuring beneath the surface vpon lar.d he does not own or lease. GENERAL. MEDICAL I1II.L. House Shows u Disposition to Amend It to Death. The general medical bill came up on sec ond reading as a special order in the House yesterday afternoon. The amendments agreed to by the committee were concurred in. Mr. East offered an amendment strik ing out the clause making "itineracy" one of the causes for revocation of license. Dr. Newton explained that the phrase "itin erant physician" In the medical profession J'd not apply to physicians with an estab lished place of business. Mr. Ekhhorn thought itineracy should be regulated, not prohibited. Mr. Rrown also supported the amendment because he was in favor of specialties. Mr. Spooner spoke against the amendment and reveled In the echoes of his mellifluous voice for some time. It was finally lost. A second minor amendment by East was adopted. The clause requiring the Governor to appoint the board from a list made out by the State Medical Society w;is stricken out. upon motion of Mr. Sut ton. General Packard offered an amend ment providing for appeal when licenses are revoked on moral grounds from the board to the Governor and attorney general, and it was accepted. Another amendment provided that advertising should not-be re garded as "unprofessional conduct" was ac cepted, because the Supreme Court of Illi nois has already decided under a similar statute that advertising Is not "unprofes sional." Another, by Mr. Smith, of Allen, was adopted, providing for as many exam inations as the applicant might demand. Mr. Smith got In another, providing for ap peal to the Circuit Court when tne board refuses license upon examination. East of fered another amendment providing that the bill should not affect anybody now prac ticing, and it was discussed. A motion by Mr. Spooner to table it was lost by the heavy vote of ." to 21. This indicated the possibility of killing the bill, and it was rr.f.,.rni-, .i t0 the committee upon motion of Mr. Shideler. SENATE ROUTINE. HIIIn on Second Reading; Advanced to Engrossment. . After the street-car bill was disposed of yesterday afternoon Senator Rozeman's hill authorizing county commissioners to construct free gravel, macadamized or turnpike roads waa taken up on second reading. It was special order. Senator Hugg insisted on an amendment striking out the word "macadamized." He said such roads would be entirely too expensive. Senator Duncan said the word referred to broken stone. Senator Hugg said It was not generally so understood. The amend ment and others regulating the method of procedure were adopted and the bill was advanced to engrossment. An amendment to the fee and salary law introduced by Senator Phares provid ing for an increase in the fees of county treasurers for collecting delinquent taxes, was advanced to engrossment after Senator Ellison's amendment reducing the amount from 10 per cent, to 4 per cent, was adopted. A number of other bills were ordered to engrossment. The discussion of Senator Gilbert's bill Increasing the salaries of the adjutant general and-quartermaster gen eral and providing for a stenographer in their oilico was cut short by a motion to adjourn. ' New Senate Rills. S. R. 421 Senator Shively: To amend the law concerning public offenses and their punishment. Railroads. S. 15. 424 Senator O'Connor: Amending the drainage laws. Swamp lands and drains. S. R. 425 Senator. Wood: Concerning the duties and compensations of county sur veyors. Fees and salaries. S. R. 42 Senator New by: To amend Sec tions 3 and 4 of the election law of L95. Judiciary. POETS IX THE IIOtSE. Joaquin Miller and Riley Enthnsins-f tlcally Received. A pretty little episode Interrupted the proceedings of the House yesterday after noon w hile the medical bill was under con sideration. The llgure of Joaquin Miller, ;ho picturesque old "poet of the Sierras," appeared in the speaker's pulpit and was recognized by one or two members. Speaker Pettlt rapped for order and Introduced him in a few words. "Where's Riley?" asked Miller as soon is he had addressed the . House. A door keeper lished the modest Hoosier poet out of the crowd In the lobby and he also was dragged up into the pulpit, where bis ap pearance was the signal for applause. "We started out half an hour ago." said Mr. Mil ler, "to campaign thl Capitol, but he fell by the wayside. I '.want to thank you for this welcome to my home (iomir.g. This is nir State; m v people nro buried here, and my father fell while fighting under the first Harrison. The people are of my ulojd, and I thank you most heartily again. This Is the first time I have ret foot in this Capitol. ami when I see the way you have carried forward your lite :ary men to triumph I am thankful that it u my State. Tho lady or liberty that mounts your soldiers' monu ment reminds me that men of war are the nv-n who love peace, and none are more peaceful than my men of the mountains who sleep upon their arms. Let me tell you of the greatest, battles. They are not down upon the maps of. history. Nay. It Is not with cannon nor with shot nor with the clash of arms that these great lights havo waged, but wallesl. ui deep within the hearts , of womankin'L .There have been fought the world's fclfatest battles." The old poet was roundly applauded and there v.ene loud calls for Riley. - Mr. Riley appeared and spoke very briefly, saying that he simply desired to join In the general welcome to his friend, Joaquin Miller. KILLED HIE HILL. . House Decline- to Increase the At torney Cicneral's Force. After the general medical bill was re committed In the 'afternoon the bill giving additional help in. the attorney general's oilico was handed down upon third reading. The bill gives the attorney general's of ike the following Increases; ,$600 per year for traveling expanses; , $1,200. per year for a second deputy In the otlice; $2.luO per year and traveling expenses for a second travel ing deputy and $wj per year lor an ad ditional stenographer a total increase of $1.2W, besides the traveling expenses of u second traveling deputy. Mr. Reynolds poke in opposition to the bill and moved to iv-commit with instructions. Mr. Spooner, who is practicing in the attorney general's down-town office, spoke with much elo quence in behalf of tho bill.' Ke started by saying that he "did not believe the people of Indiana were so contemptibly small" as to want the Legislature to cripple this of fice. Mr. Rlankenship spoke against tho increase of expense. He and Mr. Spooner fell into a warm controversy, and Mr. Smith took them to task. Mr. Linck spjke for the bill, declaring that the attorney general did not have enough assistance, und Mr. Henderson spoke In the same strain. A roll call was demanded upon the motion to recommit, and was lost by a vote of 5:1 ayes to Jl noes. It requirtd a two-thirds vote to recommit on third reading yester day. Mr. Rlankenshlp again tool; the tloor ;igainst the bill, and raised a lauglby de manding a roll call on the bill. Mr. Hailky wanted to know if there was any danger of the attorney general resigning If this bill should not pass. The bill was defeated by n vote of 23 ayes to tl noes. At tha request of Mr. Henderson the "dodgers" were c hased in. HE ADJOURNED THE HOUSE. Mr. Nicholson's Eftort to Pall the Quart-Shop Illll Out. Mr. Nicholson yesterday afternoon Intro duced a motion requiring the temperance committee to report on the anti-quart-shop bill by Feb. 17. The moiion was written and seconded by Rab?ock, Canada, East, Downey and Hedgecock. Mr. Nicholson said the motion was offered In good faith and friendliness. There was no necessity. he said, of getting excited about it, as it simply requested a report. .Mr. ivratz. chairman of the committee, simply smiled and turned red. Mr. Wllloughby spoke against the motion and-against the bill. He wanted the committee given time to In vestigate. Mr. Sv.ope made a point of or der that the bill had been burnt up In the Denison House fire. Mr. Rutler and Mr. Reynolds spoke for the motion. Mr. East thought the bill ought to be Uiought out for an airing, if for no other reason. Mr.' Nlch olson demanded a roll call ami Mr. Smith of Tippecanoe moved to adjourn. The vote was loud und long on both sides, but Mr. Randolph, who was in the chair, declared the House adjourned. A Protest from Tea eh em. The teachers of Center township. Dela ware county, at an Institute meeting voted to petition the Legislature not to pass that portion of the Geetlng bill which places the power of locating the teachers in the va rious township schools In the hands of the county superintendent, but to leave It In the hands of the trustees, as it is at present Thev feel that such a change would be detrimental to teachers' interests and to educational interests, and they ask Senator Rail and Representative Koss. of Delaware to use their votes and influence to prevent the passage of this section. Important Hills Advnnced. Upon the call of committees the Prison South committee reported favorably the Remington bill making the grading system in prisons mandat3ry. The insurance com mittee recommended the passage of th McCord 1) per cent, insurance biif.that h;is already passed the Senate. The education committer reported favorably nill of its own. fixing the school levy at 15 cents on iho 1C0. Convict Labor Illll. Mr. Smith, of Tippecanoe, by permission. yesterday morning Intrcduccd the bill pre pared by the Manufacturers' Association for the disposition of pii.-on labor printed by the Jourral on Saturday. STIRRED UP IN COUNCIL COMMITTEE WILL INVESTIGATE GARnAGE-COXTRACT CHARGES. Mayor' Me'sase Rend Urjren Action on Pnrkn nnd Favor New Police Station and Dispensary. The City Council last night took tip street-car matters in earnest. A resolution favoring the bill now before the Legislature was unanimously adopted and the ordi nance providing for the heating of cars was passed by a good majority. The ordi nance to prevent the crowding of cars was tabled. Councilman Shaffer introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of the charges cf attempted bribery made in connection with the garbage contract. The mayor's annual message, which includes the reports of a'.i the city departments, was read. The message begins with'a review of the department of finance. The following ex tract shows the condition of this depart ment at the close of last year: "Tho tctal cash receipts during the year, including cash cri hand Jan. 1. 1. were fl.ttl?i82; the total amount of warrants drawn was R.4, 9.103.03; the amount ot var iants redeemed was $1.4rJ.K3.17, leaving warrants outstanding, $76,-5tOX. There was a gross cash balance on hand Jan. 1. 1SU7, amounting to $1C.;21.02, from which should be deducted the outstanding warrants above, leaving an available cash balance on hand Jan. 1 of the present year of $'54,271.16." The mayor is pleased to state that it did not become necessary to act upon his sug gestion of a year ago that it might be pos slble that the tax levy would have to be Increased from the present tate of GO cents on each $loO. The plan jointly agreed on by Treasurer Schmidt and Controller John son for the payment of improvement as sessments whereby the people of the city will be relieved of the constant fear of suits and big attorneys fees is highly com mended. The city attorney is commended on ac count of the fact that of the appropriation of $12,tUO for his department to be used in suits and settlements of judgments and compromises there was a balance of $9,830.27 turned into the treasury at the end of the year. In regard to the Roard of Works the mayor says: "Forty-four miles of public improvements were constructed during the year, at a cost of $912.0o!J.M. These im provements Include the construction of streets, sidewalks, sewers and alleys. I am pleased to state that the period of guar antee for asphalt streets, which was for merly live years, has been extended to nine years at a reduced cost. The guarantee period cn block streets has also been ex tended from Ave to seven years. "The policy pursued in 1SHG in regard to public improvements will be adopted in 1807, working from the central portion of the city outward. Only those improvements will be mado on the outskirts which are ab solutely necessary or are petitioned for by the property owners. "I wish to call particular attention to that portion of Kentucky avenue lying south of and adjacent to Greenlawn Ceme tery. This piece of roadway has for years been Impassable in spring and during rainy weather. A bill Is now pending in the Legislature which, if passed, will enable the board to have the street improved southeast of tho railroad tracks, as, under the present provisions of the charter relat ing to improvements, it is Impossible to do so at present." THi: GARBAGE CONTRACT. "Tht garbage question has in the past been a source of great annoyance. An ap- propriation of $00,000 was made available Jan. 1, and the board has entered into a contract for tho disposal of all garbage at an annual cost much less than the ap propriation, to wit: MM". All that re mains to give effect to this contract Is the acceptance of the same by your body by the passage of a proper ordinance covering the subject, which x hope will be promptly done. "While there has been a demand from citizens generally for the purchase and municipal ownership of the water plant. It is a very serious problem, and unless tho Legislature can and will pass some law authorizing the city to buv without con flicting with the present limit of indebted ness 1 am unable to see a present solution of the question." The mayor recommends that Rogue's run be converted into a sixteen-foot drain. He thinks this will be the best thing that can be done, both for the city and property owners. He thinks the city should b?ar a portion of the expense, which will be large. In support of the plea for the city sharing the expense he shows that m ten vears Pogue's run. exclusive of bridges and dam age suits, has-cost the city fVj.wi.46. He thinks that as a large part of this would be saved to the city tho general public should pay a portion of the expense of the proposed work. With the work that Is now under way at the courthouse completed. Mr. Taggart thinks the city will have suitable quarters for many years to come. The close busi ness relations between the city nnd ?Jome of the county offices, he. thinK. makes it necessary that tho offices shou'd remain in tho courthouso as long as po5?ible. The Roard of Works U congratulated on the "clean" condition of the street? with the further statement that with the ex perience of la:t year the board will be able to Improve, the conditicn of the streets this year. The reduction- In the cost of cleaning improved streets is also com mented on and the Roard of Works is highly praised. The principal point In the part of the message devoted to the fire department is the fact that the Insurance companies have granted a reduction of rates to about where they were before the large increase which occurred shortly after the Schnull Are. The police department. Mayor Taggart says, has done remarkably well i:f preserving peace and good order and bv the arrest and conviction of so many criminals. The eree tion of a new police station is strongly recommended, and the recommendation in clude; the purchase of a modern police pa trol system. Coupled with this is th? hope fll'jt thu n.nr 1 r! i atntlnn n ill V. . . . 'for the accommodation of the Citv pensary, which now occupies a house unfit for habitation. The information Is given that as soon as the weather will permit the Hoard of Works will improve the vacant space east of the city meat market for gardeners' stands, thus relieving the crowded condi tion of the streets near the market during three days of each week. TRAINING SCHOOL AND PARKS. The mayor fully indorses the new de parture in placing tho training school for nurses under the management of the hos pital superintendent, and says In this re gard: "The training school for nurses, formerly under the Flower Mission man agement, but located at the City Hospital, has been discontinued on account cf differ ences between the former management and the Hoard of Health. The hospital is now conducting its own training school, which, in my judgment, will he more satisfactory, as It places the school unJer the direct con trol of the board and will prevent any con flict of authority in the future. Under the management of Dr. Ferguson the hospital is steadily gaining in reputation fcr efll ciency in thj treatment of cases and Its economical management." In regard to parks the mayor says: "Dur ing the year the park board has made great advances toward beautifying the property under Its control. Particularly is this true of Garlield Park, which is one of the loveliest spots in or near the city. Other parks throughout the city have re ceived a great deal of care, nnd much im provement has been made in the way of walks, trees and shrubbery. "Greenlawn Cemetery, which has recently been turned over to the park commission ers by the Board of Work. will this year receive the attention of the former. As aon as the weather will permit the ceme tery will be cleaned up. walks placed through the same, and the whole beautified as much as possible. "The hoard lu.s given a great deal of at tention to its work and to the survey and location of the new park system. I be lieve, after careful study, that there is nothing which will redound more to the credit of the city than the completion of the proposed park system, providing it cun he done in a manner that will not prove bur densome to taxpayers. To avoid this. I would suggest, and I believe It is the Idea of the board, that the work be done gradually each year until the entire system is completed." TWO Cl'KFKW OHDINANCPS. The Anti-Smoke Men mi re .IiigKled Offerlnpr of Reward. Among the routine work handled by the Council last night was the passage of the ordinance appropriating $20,X0 for the pur chase of gro ind on South Alabama street, adjoining the police station, for the erec tion of a new pollco headquarters and a new city dispensary. This and another or dinance authorizing the Hoard of Works to make the purchase of ground were passed by unanimous vote. The smoke ordinance was called up and Mr. Colter offered a substitute exempting locomotives from the penalty. He stated that locomotive smoke was a necessary smoke which could not well be avoided. It was shown by Mr. Woleott that railroad companies have rules requiring their en gineers to pull into the Union Station with as little smoke as possible. Loth the orig inal bill and the substitute were referred back to the committee. Two curfew ordinances were Introduced. .They were exactly alike with the exception of the aire of children to which they ap ply. That of Mr. Puryear places the age at sixteen and the one offered by Mr. Colter fixes the age at fifteen. Doth make the penalty from Jl to $10. and both the child and parent or guardian are punishable for the single offense of the child for being on the streets after 1 o'clock, at which hour the f.re bells are to ring. The tills went to the committee on public safety and com fort. Mr. Clark Introduced an ordinance and asked that it be passed under a suspension of the rules. It was to amend the recently enacted pawnbrokers' ordinance by strik ing out that part which requires pawn brokers to keep a record and furnish it dally to the police of the name and address of every person who pawns gomls. It is proposed that a description of the good-s shall be furnished the police, but it is not deemed necessary that the police know the names of person. who pawn goods. Objec tion was made to hasty action on the amendment and it went to the committee on public safety and comfort. An ordinance appropriating $3,000 for the use of the Hoard of Works in carrying cut the ordinance for renumbering the houses of the city was introduced. Another ordinance by Mr. Puryear was to regulate the size of the loaf of tread. It requires that all loaves fhall be In weight ore pound, one and one-half, two. two and one-half, three, three and one-half. four, four and one-half, live, five and one-half, six, six and one-half pounds in weight, and shall have the name of the maker and weight stamped or tagged unon them. A resolution that the city controller be authorized to set aside ?l,0o) to be at the disposal of the Hoard of Safety to offer as rewards for the capture of criminals was referred to the committee on public safety and comfort. Mr. Cooper objected to Its consideration, saying he thought the city paid a police force for capturing criminals. Among the communications received were those from the mayor stating that he had Figned the ordinince changing the name of Garden street to Henry street and the or dinance regulating spitting in public places; ai?o that he had not approved the resolu tion regarding the dispute between Mrs. Dirk and the Western Paving and Supply Company. The Hoard of Works reeom- nunded that the city buy the Kentucky avenue site for a hay r.iarket. A committe recommended that the pro posed garbage contract be amended so as to reouire the contractor to deliver nil col lections to Sellers larm. No action was taken on tho. recommendation. The committee on public safety and com fort reported favoring an amendment to the milk ordinance, reducing the tine from $. to $103 to from $1 to $25. The ordinance was not called up for passage. COMMANDED THH OFFICERS. A Safety Hoard Resolution Patrol- mnn Hippie Dismissed. Feb. G. Sergeant Chris Kruger and Patrol men J. M. Streit and Charles Ware arrested Albert Rabb, Robert Landis nnd William Gleason, three of the men who caused such commotion in Irvington on Sunday after noon in their escape from Carthage officers who had pursued four men to this city, Tho three men w ere traced to a room where they bad been in hiding and the officers forced an entrance. They were greeted by the three men with big revolvers. The burglars had the advantage of being in a 'dark room where they could scarcely be seen by the officers, while the officers were entering from a lighted passage and could Plainly be seen by the burglars. Under these circumstances it required a good deal of bravery to enter the room containing three men known to be desperate enough to commit murder to save their liberty, but the officers did not falter. "They rushed into the room and succeeded in capturing the men without firing a shot or receiving a scratch. Their work was highly praised at the time by the superintendent and police captains and yesterday the Board of Safety passed the following resolution: "Resolved by the Board of Public Safety that the meritorious . services -. of Sergeant Chris Kruger and Patrolmen J. M. Streit and Charles Ware In capturing Albert Rabb. Robert Landis and William Gkason Feb. 0. 1nM7, in piTil of their own lives, is recognized as a valorous and conscientious discharge of their duty as officers of the Indianapolis police force, and that they are commended by the board for their conduct. "Re it further resolved that this resolu tion is spread on the minutes of the Roard of Public. Safety and notice of the same be communicated to the officer and patrolmen named herein." The board issued special police license- to the following: George F.Hlott, for Tomlin son Hall; William McCarthy, for Barth place M. IL Church: Joseph Richardson, lor Macnnerchor Hall and Cleveland Club; William Brown and Charier Tucker. New Bethel Baptist Church; Paul Pfattlin. for Indania Trust building: John Maggard, for Antioch Baptist Church. On recommendation of the Hoard of Health Thomas Ratcliff was appointed pa trolman ami assigned to duty under the Board of Health as food Inspector. It was ordered by the board that the claim of C. B. Ioekhart for $75 for damage to a buggy and harness caused by a col lision with n lir? engine be paid. This is a claim that has been hanging for two years and was recently compromised by the city attorney. John F. White was appointed to fill a Democratic vacancy on the lire force. This is not the former member of the Board of Safety. Mlchuel Murphy (Dcm.) was ap pointed substitute fireman. Patrolman Peter Dippel was dismissed from tho force for Intoxication on com plaint of Superintendent Colbert. List Tuesday Dippel ' failed to appear for the evening roll call and the report came to Superintendent Colbert that Dippel had been drinking. Hr was suspended. Several witnesses testified yesterday that they laid seen Dippel drunk late in the wfternoon. The board made the statement 11 at tlure would brt no leniency shewn patrolman convicted of drinking on duty. It was stated that the habit was going to be broken up and that every man against whom the charge was proved would be dis missed. Bids on Steam Holler. Yesterday the Board of Public Works re ceived bids for a steam roller for the use of the street department. Four bids were received, as fellows: O. S. Kelly & Co-Tcn tons. J3,nr); twelve tons. $n,2"0. Pittsburg Agricultural Woiks Ten tons. $3.(K;: twelve tor.:?. $3.20 : fift. cn tor.. l'nterprlse Mamif u-turing Crmpanv Ten tons. $2,'Xk; twelve tons, i.'o'); fifteen tons. $3.m Harrisburg Foundry and Machine Works Ten tons, $3.10); twelve tons, $3,vX; fifteen tcr.s. $:;.!. These bids were referred to the city engi neer and street commissioner. The b ird is inclined to accept the lowest bid for a twelve-ton rclh r. Bids for Fire Protection Rejected. The Board of Works yesterday decided to reject all bids received on Feb. 12 for Inside fire protection for the City Hospital and advertise for new bids. On petitions, papers were ordered for a sewer In the first alley west of College avenue from Twenty-third to Twenty-fourth s-treci. and for a sewer in the first alley cast of Ta eoma street from the first alley north of Washington street to New York r.tnet. The board modified its reque.it to the Coun cil for r.n appropriation for the purchase of new bouse numbers by asking for J Instead of ROOM. ' ' POLICE COURT CASE. Michael Sent to the Workhoue for Contempt of Court. Michael Powers was arrested yesterday morning at V) o'clock otf a bench warrant from the Police- Court, charging him with contempt of court. He was a witness in the cases charging Martin Judge and John Uellly with robbing Fred Meyers' saloon, at the corner of Meridian and McCarty streets. The case was called Thursday and again Friday, but Powers did not apjioar. The two men were released ami a warrant was Issued fcir the arrest of Powers. Judge Cox had him brought Into court as feoon as arrested and sent him to the workhouse for ten days. Clark Burton, the colored bartender at St. Clair's Wahash-street saloon, was dis charged in P. Mce Co'irt. He -as char--d by a negro with stealing a gold rlnK. The pegro was drunk and. alter being In the a loon. went to sleep under a wagou In a livery stable. The Wm. H. Block Co. BASEMENT BARGAINS. LAUNDRY SOAr, Kirk's Cabinet, each' 2KC LAUNDRY SOAP, Kirk's White Russian, each . . A 3c PITCHERS. Majolica, half gallon size, 50c kind JSC PITCHERS, Majolica, quart sire, 20c kind 15c UMI1RHLLA STANDS, Japanese decorated, $2.25 kind $1.48 TIN r.UCKHTS. ei,;ht, ten and twelve-quart sizes each 10c TEA POTS, Manning. Bowman & Co.'fi asbestos, cushion bottom, granite body, nickel trimmed; one-third 01T the regular prices. COFFEE MILLS, the 'Telephone 1 51.75 kind, for $1.18 HOLDERS, for heating three irons, a soc article, for 26c IRON KETTLES, porcelain lined, oblong shape, 3a and gallon size, 51.50 value, for 98c MEAT CHOPPERS, the 'Entcrprise,M at one-third off the regular prices. BIRD CAGES at 25 per cent, off the regular prices. Has had the largest advance sale of an' book published in recent years except THE PRINCE OF INDIA. Publisher's price $1.75 Bowen-Merrill price $1.35 Postage. 12c. or 1 1 135 BowenMerriII Co SCANDAL OVER GARBAGE ciiahghs of atti:mpti:u nniDimv IX A CO.MH.CT TO IIU PUOllLU. Councilman Shaffer Aka an Investi gation Council Will Send Contract Uack to Hoard of Worki. One of the surprises at the Council meet ing last night was . resolution, introduced by Councilman George W. Shaffer, calling for an Investigation of certain innuendoes which had appeared in the daily prees to the effect that there was attempted bribery in connection with the Ra.rhiig:e contract. Thl resolution was unanimously adopted and President Costello will appoint a, committee of Ave to probe the matter. As the story goes, an attorney approached a councilman and Intimated to him that there was "money in it for him to see that the Council approved the garbage contract let by the Board of Works to Hermany & Co., as th contractors were going to make a bg profit out of the contract. The coun cilman says that another party beard taLs eonver?ation. This attorney has been active in pushing the matter in tho Council, but the councllmcn had their suspicions aroused as to the actual purport of the contract, and It wll now go back to the Hoard of Works with the request that certain' things be explained. The resolution offered last night by Mr. Shaffer wits .not discussed at any length, the only talk being upon the ad vl3ability of having an Investigation by the Council as a whcle. It was decided best, however, to refer the matter to a commi ttee. At the time the Board of Works let the contract for removing garbage to Hermany & Co., the Journal showed how the city h.td lieen worsted in the matter by the ixard of Works In glvfnir the contract to this firm. In removing garbage to Sellers farm the bid of Hermany &. Co. for a six yearn' cotiirai-t. was fllM72 higher thnn that of McCarthv. and yt t ilormany & Co. secured the contntct from the Hoard of Works. This is the point which the Council wanted an explanation upon, nnd It Is quite probable ill.- foun'il v id refine to indorse such a contract as the Works Hoard Is try lutf to inii on the city. The comparison of ligures is shown In a table prepared from the bids by a city officer. These Fhow what the garbage contract would cost the city undr the bid of Hermany. who was awarded the contract, and that of McCar thy. The tables: Hermany to desiccating plant: 1M7 r-M.tt7 , im JM.wT . 1 ..-. r4.'7 !!) 24.'.r7 T.rjl : ly-XI 2I.W7 Total VttJ2 Average $-U'J7 McCarthy to desiccating plant: 1S'.7 V-'S IV. 1) i:."i IJO.O) 1S r.itr) :..) r.i.ooo zKm .A.... Total $100,009 Average IK. 2-3 Diffeit-nee favor Hermany !Vui8 t a . Jl e3 Hermany to Sellers farm: 1K1 ... .-. ls.s rrt.'.'-'T, jyw :L".. !.". v. li'Jl 4 v ... . . :'.:.y.ct , :r..i:. ..K.j Total .. $:H.972 Average J,2-3 McCarthy to Selltrs farm: 1V7 ir.rt jif.S -V M.un IWi iMi :r..ri I'jrrZ 37.50" Total Average :2.0" IMT. rence favor McCarthy tSZ.ll Average I-WZ-3 If th city intended to burn all it gar bugA at the d-vi catirg plant for the next six' years the h'd of H rmany A. Co. would be tho nx.r advantageous to the city, but few px,p!e expect tli- city to b thin, and. In fact, the Hoard of Works mad.' provl.lon In the contract that th- contractor houId haul the garbage to SHbrs farm If the Hoard of Works so ordered. Hut If the Kar bt.ge Is hauled to S ll-r larm. Jui-t as tho board anticipate., th city will 15 worsted t'12.V2 by the action of the Hoard of Works, berausf Hermany & Co.'h com petitor ofTered to do the work for fIx years at Just that amount lower than Hermany & Co. bid. It takes years KomeMmes In fore the de fects ia a water-soaked Piano Ucomo ap pal, nt. Sec- lifth pte. roit .1 mmOU PP Hen KP E) n