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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1900.
Sole Agents for Standard Pntterni.
Silk Waists Reduced
One of those periodical clearance
sales which we depend upon to close
out odd waists and broken assort
ments. Forty of them this time
waistswot assortments, although
there are hardly more than two
Some arc striped, some plain
tucked, others in various novelty
effects. Fifteen dollars was the
price of the finest, ten to twelve
dollars about the average selling
price of the rest. Saturday the
whole lot goes on one table at
$6.75 for Choice.
Everybody's size; anybody's color.
Manufacturer of Grilles and Fret Work.
Special designing: executed,
and applied by the finest
Ct rpetf. Draperies, Wall Paper,
17 ud 19 West Washington Street.
Hardwood floor laid, finish aad rsftaishtd,
Finest ever, put on sale. Ask
your grocer for them.
a PESsnnsTic view.
Rer. J. Cam mine Smith Lectures at
Rev. J. Cummins Smith delivered an In
teresting" lecture to a fair-sized audience
lastrM at the Seventh Presbyterian
Churcb on the subject of "Mother Earth."
He said that the thins for the people to do
was to get near the ground In everything1
they did. He said the people were becom
ing too advanced, forgetting that the sim
plest theme was the grandest theme. In
many respects education Is a detriment,
arid the old maxim that "knowledge is
power Is erroneous. "In music tho sim
plest chords are the sweetest' he said,
and. though' many people attend grand
opera and seem to become enthused with
Its beauties, yet In reality they do not ap
preciate it as well as tue simple tune which
goes straight to the heart,
lie said that he attended an opera once
' and paid $5 for a seat merely to hear Pattl
.- sing, but was greatly disappointed until
she sang "Home, Sweet Home" for an en
core, and its tender theme, with Its simple
music, brought back a flood of recollec
tions of his boyhood home that was worth
more to him than all the classical music In
the world. He said the trouble with the
most of the preachers nowadays was that
they were always striving with some great
metaphysical theme to confuse their con
gregations instead of preaching to them
the simple gospel as found in iho Bible.
He said It would be hard for any man to
attempt to describe the present status of
politics, but that it was very certain that
many o. the politicians were getting beyond
th-lr depth. He said that the simplest and
best methods had been forsaken in art,
politics, music, religion and everything else
that make up the sum of human life, and
that it meant a backward step to human
ity. In closing he said that every one
would lead harpler and better lives If they
kept closer to simplicity In everything they
levexsvl Xew Concerns File Articles of
The following companies were incorpo
The Victoria Motor Vehicle Company, of
Indianapolis; capital stock, 5,000; direc
tors and incorporators, John H. Murphy
Victor Carman and Oscar M. Carman. The
company will engage in the business of
manufacturing and veiling electric, gaso
line, peiroieum ana steam motors and ap
pliances for vehicles.
The Crawfordsvllle Red Cross Medical
-Association, of Crawfordsvllle: capital
stock. JiX): directors. H. P. Cmhh 1 p
ßomerville. J. C. Barnhill. W. B. Chambers
and C. W. Iirown. .
The Indiana Bedford Stone Company, of
jsearora; capital stocic, VjD.wq: directors. O.
8. Reynolds, John A. Roe, John Ii. Elam
and Sherman Revnold.
The Clear Creek Stone Company, of
Rloomlnsrton. filed articles Increasing the
capital stock of the company from JS3.000
A I.lqnld Air Lecture.
Arrangements have ben made by Mr
H. J. Richards for a free lecture on. and
demonstration of, "liquid air," at the Ger
Iran Hou?e. Monday night. The tickets
will be distributed to representative peopl
ana can do secured or jonn a. Rpann (
FI. JT Illrhnrrf at tVi nr(ftn T'llher XT
Trlpler or O. A. Rrodrlck will deliver th
lecture, and over twenty gallons of llqul
air win re u.aci in tne nemonytrations.
Insure with a Home Company.
Th Indianapolis Fire Insurance Company,
H Kast Market etreet, John M. 8pain,
secretary. Capital, paid up, JiXW.OOQ; surplus.
ANNUAL MASQUE BALL
Tim MACwniiciion. society dasce
AX i:JOVAIILn AFFAIR
Ileaatlfnl Decorations and Incanües
cent Lights a Feature Some
of the Costumes.
Never in the history of the Maennerchor
Society has there been such a beautiful
picture presented as that last night when,
in addition to about 500 costumed dancers,
there were decorations of a character sel
dom seen in any similar affair. The occa
sion was the annual masque ball given
by the Maennerchor to lt3 members and
friends, and although the night was a
bad one so far as weather was concerned.
It did not affect the brilliancy of the cos
tumes nor the spirit of the occasion. The
decorations of the building were worthy
Of special mention, beginning as they did
with the characteristic draperies at tho
street door and covering every portion
of the building. Everything was intended
to promote mirth and good feeling, and
that it succeeded was evidenced by the
smiles of those present. The noticeable
feature of the hall decorations was a
throne on which a fool was seated In a
magnificent chair, the arms of which were
fantastically shaped dolphins from whose
eyes, noses and mouths alternate flashes of
red and green electric lights, were emitted.
To the left of the throne wa3 a bank of
ferns and palms, over which was a
crescent, on which wa3 seated a small boy
dressed as a fool.
A BEAUTIFUL EFFECT.
In the hall above the effect was beau
tiful. On the north wall was a scene hav
ing the effect of showing the Grand canal
of Venice and overlooking 'several points
of interest in that city of water. The best
part of the beauty of this scene was lost
when the innumerable lights in the room
were turned on, but In the half light be
fore the dancing began the effect was
realistic In the extreme. On the west wall
was a scene chowlng an opening into a
garden overlooking Naples. This, too, was
beautiful. The stage was fitted up for the
musicians in Imitation of the gardens of
the Villa Borghese at Rome during the
time of the cardinal. While the various
scenes formed a beautiful picture, the room
looked little like a ballroom until nearly
500 incandescent lights were turned on
with the first strains of the music, and
then it was a blaze of beauty.
Several humorous features were intro
duced before the grand march began, the
principal one being a burlesque on the
Boer army, in which the leading charac
ters in the war were taken by well-known
Indianapolis men. First came Paul Krauss
as General Joubert and II. C. G. Bals as
General Cronje prancing on hobby horses.
After maneuvering over the floor to the
great amusement of those present for a
few minutes they led the rest of the Boer
array out into the open, with Oom Paul
Kruger, in the person of Charles Kotte
man, between them smoking a long Hol
land pipe. Following these distinguished
officers came the privates, as follows:
Otto X. Frenze!. Harry Bauer. Ed Hoff-
meyer, "William Leppert, Gus Mueller, F. C.
Krauss and William Oft. Then came the
hospital ambulance and the surgeon, the
latter being F. Kotteman, walking beside
a Kaffir, who in ordinary life is called
Tony Bals. In the ambulance were two
Red Cross nurses Mrs. Clara Bals and
Miss Cora Goetz.
Then came the heavy artillery in the
shape of a diminutive Fourth of July can
non on the end of a string held by big Otto
Levison. Bringing up the rear was a news
boy Belling copies of "The Boer Krlegs
Ruf," containing the latest accounts of the
war in the Board of Safety's domain.
Finally, after the Boer army had marched
until it was weary, it retreated in consid
erable disorder to the lemonade stand and
the grand march began, with the floor com
mittee consisting of Robert Martindale, W.
W. Knight, Albert Off, Julius Burckhart,
T. M. Goodloe, George B. Elliott, Armin
Koehne and Paul H. Krauss, jr., in the
lead. All the committee were dressed in
white satin court costumes of the period of
Louis XVI. Following came the "Hobo
Band," male and female, consisting of
Emil Stelnhalber, C. H. Adam, Victor Jose,
R, M. Mueller, Fred Mueller, Dr. A. C.
Reyer, Theo. Reyer and J. W. Rhodhamel.
The female portion of the band, which in
itself constituted a drum corps, was com
posed of the wives of the above musicians.
As they played on kazoos attached to dis
reputable-looking brass horns it may be
imagined that noise was plentiful. Then
came some "Castle Guards" of the medie
val period. Among them were some who
would be called Amazons in this day, but
they were the wives and relatives of the
guards and dressed after the same fashion
adopted by their companions. The party
was composed of Ed Dittrlch, William
Grieb, John Mahl. IV. H. Leupen, Miss
Anna Jiernd. Mrs. "William Grieb, Miss
Claudlne Zoll and Miss Martha Mohs. Then
came Sousa's Band," composed of Frank
Baden, George Strabel, George Schmidt,
Emll Schmidt, Ben Guedelhoefer, Oscar
Jose, William Wagner and Edward Cubel.
OTHERS IN COSTUME.
Then came the. two rival Uncle Sams In
E. F. Moore and John Rauch, and follow
ing them came a party of female reapers
in German costume. They were: Mes
dames George Borst, Christian Wiese,
Julius Burkhardt, Harry Bauer, August
Kuhn, George Richards and Miss Lena
Following this came an indiscriminate
array of fantastic revelers, filling the floor
so that it was with difficulty that the
grand march could be executed.
Among the notable costumes seen were
the following: John Frcnzel, as Wang;
J. J. Stanley, as a Chinese mandarin: Fred
Francke, as a French professor; Albert
Lieber, as a stork; Frank Bellinger, as a
courtier; Mrs. T. M. Weiss, as a witch;
Ernest Zelgler, as a German carpenter.
With him were Carl Gieke and Otto Bush
ing, as a tailor and shoemaker, respective
ly. Mrs. Henry Jameson and Mrs. W. M.
Churchman were dressed as Greek women,
while Mrs. Frank Bellinger was attired as
a court dame of the Bourbon monarchy.
One of the best costumes, tn its originality
and treatment, was that of Miss Augusta
Jameson, who posed as Trilby.
Fred Mack and Henry Roebke swaggered
around in the guise of "flash gents from
the far West." George Shafer looked funny
In an Elizabethan courtier's costume, while
W. C. Mannfeld created great amusement
In his character of a colored wench. Judge
Alexander C. Avers lost some of his usual
dignity while dancing as an ancient Greek
priest, while Otto Ehrgott played pranks
In his cnaracter of a gawky schoolboy.
Miss Amelia Waterman looked striking in
the costume of a French admiral, while her
two sisters. Misses Clara and Rose, were
attired as Japanese maidens. Miss Earla
Dowers was captivating us a dancing girl,
with ribbons fralore and a tlnkllns: tambou
rine. George De Luze and John II. Unding
were funny as Irish hod carriers, with
the hods on their shoulders and clay pipes
In their mouths.
There were many other beautiful cos
tumes seen, but most of them were of the
character usually found at high-class
mask balls. The members of the reception
committee, who received the guests, were:
O. N. Frenzel. Louis Hollweg. D. P. Erwin.
Ferd L. Mayer. Nathan Morris. George
Allg. George A. Dickson, Joseph II. Ke!lcr.
II. W. Lawrence, Otto Levison. Gottfried
Becker, Adolph Scherrer, F. J. Scholz.
John T. Brush. Julius Keller, A. M. Swee
ney. C. G, Weiss. Fred P. Rush. H. H.
Hanna, William Haerle. James F. Falley.
A. C. Avres, Max Leckner. A. M. Kuhn.
Bement Lyman, C. C. Perry, W. P. Jung
claus. The committee on arrangements was
composed of P. II. Krauss, Victor Jose,
William Kiemeyer, Frederick Francke. J.
P. Frenzel, C. 11. Adam. Louis Murr, Ed
ward Bertermann. F. Happersberger.
Illinois Scale Fixed.
A report received by the United Mine
Workers from the Joint conference at
Springfield, 111., states that the scale agreed
upon In tho second district, which includes
mines at Danville, Westvllle. CJrape Creek
and associate mines in Vermillion county,
is 43 cents a ton. In the third district, as
far as relates to the Springfield mines, the
reale is 43.7 cents a ton. In a part of the
fourth district the rate 13 43 cents a ton
and the same rate has been fixed for the
fifth district, including the mines at Glen
Carbon, Belleville and associate district
mines. A rate of 43 cents was also agreed
upon for the ninth district. The operators
In the Chicago and Alton subdistriet for
the fourth district will not consider the
new scale binding afc they were not par
ticipants at the conference.
HIS HIP CRUSHED.
Kirk Given, n Stret-Hn II wn I'm
ploye, Is Injured.
Kirk Glvens, a laborer employed by the
Indianapolis Street-railway Company, had
hl3 left hip crushed and the bones broken
yesterday afternoon at the McLean-place
stables while attempting to couple two
cars loaded with sand. He was removed
to his home. 2323 South Meridian street,
by Drs. Karchncr and Griffith, of the City
Disiensary, where the fractures were re
duced. Glvens and other workmen were try
ing to push two cars loaded with sand Into
the barns, but on account of the weight
were unable to run tho cars around the
curve. A motor car was attached to one
and he was injured while making the coup
ling. He claimed the coupling bars were
bent and thus allowed one to slip past the
other. He was severely injured about a
month ago by a ladder, on which a work
man was perched, falling upon his head,
cutting a deep gash.
UNIQUE CASE RECALLED
BV THE SETTLE JIEXT OF THE HILL
C'ASB AT COLU31IU'S.
It IIa to Do rr Ith the Son of the Lnte
Ralph Hill of This
The case of Judith A. Keith and other
claimants against Edgar E. Hill, son of the
late Judge Ralph Hill, of this city, was
compromised in the Circuit Court at Co
lumbus yesterday afternoon. The suit as
originally filed was to set aside the probate
of the will of May D. Hill, by which real
estate in Columbus to the value of over
$5.000 was bequeathed to her husband. The
will was attacked on the theory of the un
soundness of mind of the testratrlx. For
a consideration of $200 the plaintiffs re
linquished their claim, and Hill will now
come into possession of the bequests. The
case has been pending in tho Bartholomew
Circuit Court since 1S93.
May D. Keith, daughter of Colonel John
A. Keith, of Columbus, was married to Ed
gar E. Hill nearly twenty years ago. The
young people were society leaders at the
time, and their marriage was opposed by
the father of the young woman. Immedi
ately after the wedding young Hill and
his bride left Columbus never to return to
gether; They soon went abroad and lived
in London and on the continent, and finally
wient upon the stage In musical roles un
der the stage name of Senor and Senorita
Zerega. Early in 1S36 the couple became
estranged and Mrs. Hill returned to the
United States. In May, 1S96, a woman com
mitted "suicide in the Colonade Hotel in
New York city. She had registered as
"Mrs. Everett." The news of a strange,
foreign-looking woman's suicide was cabled
to London, where It reached the eye of
"Senor Zerega," It immediately aroused
his suspicions, and he cabled his father at
Indianapolis to investigate the matter. The
father, in company with an aunt of Mrs.
Hill, went to New York, identified the body
and had it brought to Columbus for Inter
ment. Soon after the interment the "last
will and testament of May D. Hill" was
offered for probate, and the suit just com
promised grew out of it.
In 1SD3 another will, drawn In favor of
Judith A. Keith, an aunt of the deceased,
was produced, devising the property to the
aunt during her lifetime, and at her death
to go In fee simple to others.
HARD ON CANDIDATE.
Frank Illnes la Compelled to Give Up
Three cases of smallpox were reported to
the State Board of Health yesterday by
Dr. McLaln, of Scott county. The board
also received a complaint about a man
that escaped from quarantine In Vander
burg county and went to Crawfordsvllle.
A more rigid enforcement of the quaran
tine laws was asked for.
The board confirmed the diagnosis of the
disease prevailing at Brookville as small
pox. Dr. Cox, health officer of Owen county,
says that a physician in that county main
tains that the disease is chlckenpox and
Is causing the local health officers lots of
Frank Illnes, who was making a can
vass for the nomination for sheriff in
Delaware county, has contracted a case of
smallpox and has been forced to give up
Shares of Stock Involved.
Bradford Shinkle, of Covington, Ky.,
asked for an injunction from the Federal
Court yesterday to restrain Samuel Vlck
ery, of Evansville, from selling or transfer
ring 470 shares of stock in the Hemingray
Glass Company, and to establish the plain
tiff's title to them. The complaint states
that Vlckery originally sold the shares to
Russell B. Gibson, who in turn borrowed
5W.00O from Vlckery shortly afterward, of
fering the stock as security for the loan.
Afterward Gibson sold the shares to
Shinkle, who tendered the amcunt of the
loan to Vlckery, with a demand that the
shares be turned over to him. Vlckery, it
is said, refused, claiming that he had an
equity In them aside from the loan. Judge
Baker granted a temporary injunction un
til March 7, when the case will be heard.
President Greene, of the Connecticut
Mutual Life Insurance Company, would be
a little more or a little less than human
if he did not find in his annual messago
occasion for satisfaction that competitors
are coming to his theories, and In a degree
to his methods, of the true field and rune
tions of life insurance. Never having been
one of the "racers, the Connecticut Pres
Ident has from the beginning maintained
an attitude both judicial and Independent.
which is wholly Justified by the results, not
striving for bigness or for business for the
mere sake of it; not encouraging insurance
as a speculation, or helping the insured to
convert into perhaps losing ventures the
protection of wife and family, the Connec
ticut Mutual has gone steadily on its way.
regarding itself merely as a trustee for
those dependent on Its patrons, and
charged with a duty much more sacred
than the ordinary trust one In which the
happiness and welfare of thousands of
families are Involved. Colonel Greene, with
his clear vision and his trenchant pen. re
views the situation and shows the facts
and the meaning of them In most unmls
takable and forcible light. The racing com
panics are nearly at the end of their race.
unless the course and conditions are
changed. It is becoming more and more
obvious that business which costs more
than It earns; that Insurance which fos
ters speculation: that a steadily Increasing
ratio of expense and similar factors are all
elements of weakness, and must in time be
reckoned with. Colonel Greene puts these
suggestions so clearly, the relation of cause
and effect is set so plainly, that no one.
even a tyro, need nave the slightest did
culty in perceiving th path of honesty and
safety. The Connecticut Mutual has more
than half a century and more than three
hundred millions of receipts behind It, so
that the question of security was long since
closed, and that of administration is hard
ly more open for discussion.
THE TRIALS OF FIREMEN
BOAHII OF SAFETY nEFtSES TO
MAKE CHARGES PUBLIC.
The Cases of Several of the Men Will
Re Heard To-Da Board of
Works City Affairs.
The Board of Safety will now give a
hearing to the firemen who were dis
charged with the members of the police
department last December. Yesterday Fire
Chief Barrett and the members of the
board held a secret conference, at which
Chief Barrett submitted charges against
the men discharged. There are a few of
the number not mentioned, but it is .said
charges will be filed against them later.
Charges were preferred against the follow
ing yesterday: J. E. Steigelmeyer, John
V. R. Allen, John Allen (colored), James
Horn, William Donovan, Albert Pease,
William Arnold, R. L. Seibert, John V.
A notice was sent to the men, notifying
them that they had been reapolnted to the
positions they had occupied on the fire de
partment before the discharges of tho men
on Dec. 13. Written charges preferred
against the men affecting their standing
were sent to tho discharged men. The let
ter further states that the charges will be
heard this morning at 9 o'clock, when they
are requested to be present and make their
defense. On account of the filing of the
charges and the pendency of the trials the
men were suspended without pay pending
the hearing and determination of the cases
by the board. In the cases of Charles
Wesby, John Robinson, John King and
William Delbrugge, they will be placed on
the firemen's pension fund. George Stapp,
who was discharged with the rest of the
firemen, will not have to stand trial, as he
was only serving on probation and was
never regularly appointed to the force.
The board will not give to the public the
specific charges against the firemen. Chair
man Roth stated last evening that several
of the firemen Included in the list will re
sign rather than have their cases tried
In public. It is said John W. Miller will
make a defense, and the charges in his
case are given out. He Is charged with
being unable to read and write, and for
that reason unable to perform his duties or
to make reports. After his dismissal he
is further charged with visiting the engine
house on Fifteenth street and violently
assaulting his father-in-law, William
The charges against the other men are
said to be varied. There is said to be an
absence of the charges of "winking and
congregating," as alleged In the cases
against the policemen, but there 1 are
charges against the firemen of criticising
superior officers and demoralizing the force.
Excessive drinking and Inefficiency are also
set out. It is said In some of the cases the
firemen are charged with not doing their
duty at fires, by refusing to enter burning
buildings, etc, under instructions from the
chief. There are also said to be numerous
other minor charges. These cases will all
be heard to-day, and the remainder of the
charges to be preferred will be filed the
first of next week.
PARK BOARD AFFAIRS.
Lota In Riverside Park May Be Sold
The Board of Park Commissioners Is con
sidering selling a few building lots at
Riverside Parle It has been the Intention
of running a boulevard along the east line
of the park from : Eighteenth street to
Thirtieth street, but It is deemed advisable
to construct the boulevard 150 feet west of
the east line of the park and convert the
150-foot strip Into residence property. The
board decided to change the route of the
street cars to run. north from Eighteenth
street to Thirtieth and return to Twenty
first street, thence east past the shooting
park and south to Eighteenth street.
The board received a letter from the In
dianapolis Canoe Club saying It has pur
chased one acre of land of George Askren,
on White river on the north side of Thir
tieth street. The club asks that condemna
tion proceedings against the Askren prop
erty be not enforced against the club prop
erty. The board formally accepted the bear
which was presented by W. P. Jungclaus.
E. B. Martindale referred the matter of
erecting a monument to Alexander Ral
ston in Monument square to the board and
the matter was referred to a committee
composed of C. E. Coffin and W. E. En
glish. Five years ago a fund of $500 was
raised for this purpose but it has never
been used. Mr. Martindale wants the board
to take the money and by the city paying
the additional amount build a suitable
monument to the memory of Ralston.
A CONFERENCE IS HELD
To Arrange for the Investigation by
Councllmen Daller and Wheeler, mem
bers of the committee on Investigation and
Impeachment, met with Attorney Harding
yesterday to devise plans for the Council
investigation which will open next Monday
night. The final plans were not decided
upon, but another meeting will be held to
day for the purpose of arranging the in
vestigation so that It can proceed with
out a hitch when once started.- The mem
bers of the committee, it is said, have been
paying particular attention to the saloon
business and the manner In which some
saloon men are discriminated against,
while others are favored by the police. This
will be gone into thoroughly during the in
vestigation. Mayor Taggart had not signed the resolu
tion last night auopted by the Council ten
days ago providing for a complete investi
gation of tho city administration. His ten
days are up to-day, as he did not receive
the resolutions until the day after they
were adopted by the Council. If he does
not sign it it will be the same as a veto.
Woodrnff Place and Sewers.
City Engineer Jeup addressed a letter to
the Board of Works yesterday asking if
a conference with the Woodruff Place
trustees could not be secured and an agree
ment reached whereby Woodruff Place will
pay its share for the cost of a sewer to be
constructed in East Michigan street. Mr.
Jeup suggests that the City Council pass
an ordinance compelling Woodruff Place to
pay to the city a certain sum for the use
of the sewers. The matter was referred
to the city attorney. t
HOARD OF WORKS ROUTIXB.
The board approved a plat of Baker's
West Washington-street addition, being a
subdivision of part of the west half of
the northwest quarter of Section 9, Town
ship 15 north. Range 3 east.
For gravel roadway and cement side
walks on Station street, from Twenty-
eighth street to Thirtieth street.
For the improvement of Missouri street.
from Market street to South street.
CHECKS NOT GOOD.
L. L. Besserer lind No Money on De
posit at the Bank.
L. L. Besserer, a traveling man, was ar
rested yesterday by Detectives Holts and
Morgan and charged with obtaining money
under false pretenses, by means of checks
drawn on the Indiana State Bank fqr which
he had no money on deposit. Complaints
were made by Fred Warner, who had
cashed a J3.50 check, and B. T. Farney,
who had cashed two checks for $10 each.
When complaint was first made he was
given an opportunity to make good the
amounts, but failed to do so. Besserer gave
his name at police headquarters as William
Smlh and refused to say anything about
the matter other than that he had with
drawn his account and intended, when giv
ing the checks, to deposit money to cover
them. He has, he claims, been out of work
for a month.
HEARD AT THE HOTELS.
A White Connty Man.
K. E. Sills, one of the leading lawyers of
White county, was at the Denlson bst
night. He said the present senatorial dis
trict composed of White, Jasper and New
ton counties Is undoubtedly Republican and
will result in White county being repre
sented by a Republican senator next win
ter. He says James W. McBeth of Mon
tlcello. Charles Smith of Chalmers and E.
H. "Walcott of "Walcott are already In the
field for the nomination on the Republican
side, while the Democrats have not been
The legislative district of White and Pu
laski counties is safely Democratic, and
this has served to keep back the aspirants
for a seat In the Legislature.
Samnel Parker Talks.
Samuel Farker, a prominent attorney of
Plymouth, was at the Grand last night and
discussed the political outlook In that
county in the coming election. He said the
chances are admitted to be against the
Democrats in the election of a senator, but
that some gains may be made by the nom
ination of John K. Lawrence, of Pierceton,
Kosciusko county, on the Democratic
ticket. He says the probable Republican
candidate for the senatorship on the Re
publican side is John W. Tarks, of Mar
shall county, who is regarded by both Re
publicans and Democrats as one of the
strongest men in that part of the State.
Got No Xew Ideas.
Alvin T. Hert, warden of the Jefferson-
ville Reformatory, was at the Denlson yes
terday on his way home from an extended
visit to the various penal and reformatory
institutions of the East. He says while
he saw several good institutions in New
York State, he found Indiana had been
keeping up with the procession In the way
of improvements and modern ideas, and he
was happy to state that he had returned
home without any new ideas in mind.
Senator Gilbert Here.
Senator Newton W. Gilbert, of Angola,
was at the Denison yesterday, con
sulting with several of his friends. He
said he had no reason to change his first
intention of not allowing himself to become
a candidate for the lieutenant governor
ship. BAD MONEY 1IAKEES.
Michael Wilson and Frank Long to
Be Tried for Counterfeiting.
Michael Wilson and Frank Long, who
were caught by the police at Vlncennes a
few days ago in the act of making coun
terfeit dollars, half dollars and quarters,
were brought to Indianapolis last night for
examination by the grand Jury. They were
given a hearing yesterday at Evansville
and held under bonds of i,uuu eacn, wnicn
neither was ame to furnish.
CITY NEWS NOTES.
Mr. Joseph Gray Kltchell has returned
from a trip to Florida,
Ramnpi X. Gold will be a candidate on
the Democratic ticket for township trus
ThA Democratic State committee will
mpet trt-nieht At the Grand Hotel and se
lect the date and place of meeting of the
William Dean, of Alexandria, filed a pe
tition in hankruntcv in the Federal Court
yesterday. His assets amount to $234 and
his liabilities to $434.
Th Kanrv TTanks Lincoln Memorial As-
coMaHnn will hold its next meeting In the
Governor's parlors, at the Statehouse, Feb.
28, at 10 o'clock a. m.
Ad Vawter. thlrtv-seven years old. has
been declared insane. She imagines her
sister is her enemy and thinks ner xnenas
are trying to injure her.
ThA ATenrtenhftii Ttenubllcan Colored Club
mat in at nifht At HHehtwood with a larce
Attendance. Itev. Morton- H. Howland,
Charles Walters and others spoke.
Rev. II. B. Long will deliver his platform
lecture, "Benjamin Franklin," at the Peo
ple's Congregational Church, Michigan and
Blackford streets, to-morrow evening.
Rftv Tr v.. Trumbull Lee will Dreach
morning and evening to-morrow at the
Provvteflnn Church. Dr. Lee is the
pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church
nri fmmtv Commissioners have granted
the Indianapolls & Greenfield Electric Rail-
nrnv Pnmnünv HArit lesion to lav its tracks
in the middle of tho street through the
town of Cumberland.
ThA "nonrd of Trade, throuch subscrlD-
tion nnd donation boxes, has collected
$133.88 for the famine sufferes of India,
Materials to the amount or .'6.70 were do
nated by business houses, malting a total
The Phoenix Accident and Benefit Asso
ciation of Benton Harbor, Mich., was li
censed yesterday by the auditor of state to
transact business of accident and sick ben
efit insurance as an assessment company in
Mrs. Courtland Van Camp, of this city, is
at the Ebbltt House, Washington, D. C,
RunVrlnrr from a broken lee. resulting from
a fall on the ice. Her physicians say it
will probably be several weeKS oerore sne
can be moved.
About twenty-five Republicans of the
eleventh precinct of the Seventh ward held
a meeting last evening at Stoeffler's Hall,
corner Noble and Ohio streets, and In
dorsed Sam C. Dawson for commissioner
from the Third district.
The Rev. James Cook, pastor of the Re
formed Methodist Church, Is presiding over
the annual conference of that church now
being held in a small edifice on Southeast
ern avenue. There are about a dozen dele
gates. The enthusiasm of so small a church
Benjamin Grlder, colored, was arrested
yesterday and charged with stealing 5S0
feet of white oak lumber from the L. C.
Thompson mill. Ho was emploj'ed at the
mills, and it is claimed loaded the lumber
on to a wagon after working hours and
took it home.
In Justice Smock's court yesterday John
Elklns, Janitor at the Girls Classical
School, pleaded guilty to desertion of his
child since August last and was fined $10
and costs. Elklns was divorced from his
wife, and after the divorce failed to pro
vide for the child.
Clinton, V. Lowe, a well-knowrn young
man, is "seriously ill at the home of his
father. Sergeant John Lowe, on Douglass
street. He was formerly In the postof
fice and served In the treasurer's office
under William H. Schmidt. He has many
friends In the city.
The Rev. William A. Quayle will speak
at the meeting of the Murphy Go?pel Tem
cerance League In Shover's Hall to-mor
row afternoon at 3 o'clock. The young
people's -church societies of the city have
been asked to furnish a chorus for these
meetings, each on one Sunday in the
month. To-morrow the chorus will be from
the Epworth League and is expected to
consist of a hundred voices.
Dr. A. R. Benton, of Butler, returned yes
terday from Lincoln, Neb., where he deliv
ered an address on "Facing the Twentieth
Century" at the celebration of the twenty
ninth anniversary of the founding of the
State University of Nebraska. Dr. Benton
was the first chancellor of the university.
holding that position from 1S71 to 1S7S. He
has been connected witn Butler College
during its whole history, and with the old
Northwestern Christian University plnce
1831, at which time he was elected profes
sor of ancient languages.
Ilona DnmoKfd by Fire.
For three days Indianapolis was without
a fire worthy of record with the fire de
partment. The spell was broken about 10
o'clock last night, when an overheated
range set fire to the home of John Shep-
ard. 2042 Yandcs street. Damage of about
$1.000 was done to the house and furniture
before It was put out.
New llanos, $165 and up, at Wulschner's.
MAY PROVE A MURDER
IIESIIY 3FELWAIXE, COLO It EI), AP
PEARS IX POLICE COfllT.
lie Stabbed Lewis Flshberfc, a Shoe-
.makerJohn C. Ferree Fined
Police Court Cases.
Henry McElwalne, colored, living at 519
East Court street, was arrested yesterday
morning and charged with the stabbing of
Lewis FIshberg, a shoemaker, at 531 East
Washington street, whose Injuries are quite
serious and may result fatally. McElwalne
is said to have gone to Flshberg's shop
and demanded the refunding of one cent on
a purchase of a pair of shoestrings, for
which his wife had paid three cents a short
time before. During a quarrel that fol
lowed Flshberg's refusal to refund one
cent, McKlwalne was accused by the shoe
maker of trying to steal a pair of shoes.
The negro then drew a knife and stabbed
FIshberg in the side. His case was con
tinued in Police Court until March 8.
Martin Long, who was caught In Peter
Ivory's saloon with the cash register in
his arms, confes5ed to having entered the
place and was bound over to the grand
Jury on a charge of burglary.
Ed Marble, colored, charged with burglary
and petit larceny, was bound over to the
Thomas W. Storms, the Big Four brake-
man arrested for stealing a bicycle from
the Union Station baggage room, waived
examination and was held for the grand
Jury.' The detectives say they have evi
dence of other thefts in which it is thought
he was concerned.
John C. Ferree, living at 1612 Hall place.
was fined $50 and costs yesterday for asso
ciating with immoral women. In assessing
the fine Judge Daly told him he should
have some consld-ration and respect for
his wife and children, and that if ho had
ever been in court on a similar charge he
should have given him a workhouse sen
tence, which he thought was well deserved.
Ferree was arrested at Stout's beer gar
den in company with Ida Owens, who was
sent to the workhouse. He met her at a
dance at the Cleveland Club, and after
accompanying her to the garden a quarrel
ensued. The bicycle police were called In,
and he claimed Fhe had robbed him of $30.
The girl demanded that she be searched
at once, and also that the room be
searched. Ferree's manner caused the bi
cycle police to say that unless he waj
careful in his speech he would also be
arrested. He defied the police to arrest a
man of "my standing," and said he could
get their scalps at any time. At the police
station, when taken before Captain Kruger,
he created another scene. He was locked
up and spent the rest of the night in the
city prison. The fine was paid.
The Programmr for the Cincinnati
Meetlns Is Arranged.
The programme for the national conven
tion of chiefs of police, to be held May 8 at
Cincinnati, has been arranged. Among the
features this year will be a souvenir vol
ume containing the speeches of the chiefs
read at the convention. Superintendent
Qulgley, of this city, will have a paper on
"Murders; How Police Officials Should
Look After Details." Other papers will be
read by Colonel Phil Deltsch, of Cincin
nati; Robert Pinkerton, of New York; Wil
liam A. Pinkerton, of Chicago; William S.
Devery, of New York, and J. T. Jenssen,
of Milwaukee. The object of the souvenir
is to preserve the papers, which It is be
lieved will contain much valuable Informa
tion. Some of the subjects are "Extradi
tion Cases," "How Forgers Operate,"
What Constitutes a Detective," "How
Safe-blowers Operate," "The Operations of
Porch Climbers" and "Criminal Character
istics." THE BOYS' CLUB.
A Mnsical Entertainment Is Given for
Its Benefit. .
Despite the bad weather during the early
part of last night a large crowd was pres
ent to hear a musical entertainment of un
usual excellence rendered at the Boys
Club. The concert was under the auspices
of the Mothers Auxiliary of the Boys
Club. Tho hall was tastefully decorated
with American flags throughout. The pro
gramme consisted of vocal and Instru
mental numbers. Besides the singing of
the "Bald-headed Glee Club," Mardo
Khane, a small boy, who is a member of
the Boys' Club, won applause by his sing
ing. Mapleton W. C. T. 17. Reunion.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Whlt
son, S335 North Meridian street, the Maple
ton Union of the W. C. T. U. held its sixth
annual reunion last night. A programme
of Interest was presented, as follows: "His
tory of Mapleton Union," by Mrs. D. Mc
Cllntock; "Washington." by Rev. Charles
Resley; "Sketch of Frances Wlliard." by
Rev. Albert J. Brown. Rev. Mr. Elliott,
F. T. McWhirter and others spoke. The
programme was very appropriately Inter
spersed with music. Refreshments were
The Body of a Soldier.
The body of George Watts, who died on
the battlefield in the Philippines March 27,
1SD0, arrived in Indianapolis yesterday and
will be burled to-morrow. The funeral will
be held from the home of his mother, Mrs.
Eliza Watts, 516 Lockerbie street. The
Light Infantry, of which he was a member,
will attend as military escort.
MAltDI GIIAS FESTIVITIES.
New Orleans, La., Mobile, Ala.
Pennsylvanla-Vandalla lines will sell ex
cursion tickets at one fare for the round
trip Feb. 19 to 26, Inclusive, good to return
to starting point not later than March 15.
For particulars call -on agents, or address
W. W. RICHARDSON, D. P. A.
Hours saved to Texas and Southwest
points. Fast through service and direct
connections. Train leaves Indianapolis 7:15
a. m., arrives St. Louis 1:43 p. m. For full
Information address W. v. Richardson, D.
P. A., Indianapolis.
Insure with German Fire Insurance of In
diana. General offices. 19 South Delaware
street. Fire, tornado and explosion.
Insure with the McGilllard Agency Co.
Home and foreign companies. Thorpe block.
Feed your horse JANES'S Dustless Oats.
1LP MONDAY NEXT
And continuing for one week, we
will offer every clock in our store
AT BARGAIN PRICES
Clocks o! all descriptions, $1.C0 to J2C0CO.
1-DAY to 400-DAY TIMEPIECES.
Indiana Leading Jewelers,
"Woman s Work
ts Never Done
The corsijint cm cjluscs sleeplessness,
loss of appetite, extreme nervousness, zrJ
thit tired feeling. But a wonderful
cfur.ge comes when Hood s Sj.rspnZji
is Uken. It ghes pure', rich blood, good
Appetite, steady nerres
Should bear in mind that the
Ojstcr no matter how it is
served is never at its best un
less in company with the
The best cracker in the mar
ket. Sold by all good grocers.
Tie Union Trust Company
Offices Nos. 1 IS & 122 t Company's Build
log) East Market StrceL
Transacts even character of fiduciary
business than can be carried on by an In
dividual or a trust and financial corpora
tlon. Acts as executor, administrator,
trustee, guardian, receiver, aveisnee. etc.
in any part of the State.
Acts as financial agents for railway and
other corporations, cities and counties. In
the negotiation of securities or loans. At
torneys bringing trusts to this company
will be employed as the attorney for the
company in connection therewith.
Loans money upon first-class collateral
but does not discount commercial paper oc
do a general banking business.
HENRY EITEL. President. J
JOHN II. IIOLLIDAY, Vice President. :
HOWARD M. FOLTZ. Treasurer.
CHARLES S. ri'lHUDE, Secretary. j
A. A. Harnes.
C. H. Drownell,
6. A. Culbertson,
Thomas C. Day.
I. a Eiston.
John H. HollldAy,
Henry C. Long.
Volney T. Malott.
Kdward L. McKee.
Sam E. Rauh.
ELIXIR of OPIUM
Is a DreDaratlon of the Drug by which Its
injurious effects are removed, wnlle the val
uable medicinal properties are retained. It
possesses all the sedative, anodyne and
anti-spasmoaic powers 01 upjum, out pro
duces no sickness of the stomach, no vom
Ring, no costlveness. no headache. In acuta
nervous disorders it is an Invaluable rem
etly, and is recommended by the best physl
E. F2RRITT, - - Agent,
372 Tearl St., Xew York.
That Comply wltb State Law.
Iron and Wlro Fencing,
Gray Iron Costless.
ELUS & HELFENBERGER,
366 Booth Senate Aveune.
IndisnspoUs, In A.
. WULSCIINER As (iON
128-130 . l'enn. St., Indianapolis.
ONE CENT APIECE I
BLUE POINTS. . .
On the Half Shell!
"Oy That Depot"
SOLE AGENCY (or the famous
And other high-grade Pianos. Low Prices,
PEARSON'S PIANO HOUSE,
I.NDIASAI'OLIS. 1 3D.
IT IS RATHER EARLY,
But the train leaving the Union Sta
tion at 6:35 a. m., ON THE BIO
makes the best connection for MAT
THEWS. There are two other trains
daily, 11:15 a. in. and 4:50 p. m.
THE MANHATTAN TYPEWRITER
Is the right kind of machine at the right
price. Universal keyboard and all modern
conveniences, strong and r.Kht-mnnlnc.
Price. $T5. Catalogue on application. All
Kinds of Typewriters for renu Fine line of
LILLY & STALNAKER. Hen. Agents
HELLO! 3 U1GS ON 2687.
I want Gray & Gribbcn's Jewelry Store j
please send an agent to my house, with
& large selection of watches, as I want
to get one for my daughter's birthday, to
morrow. All goods sold on payments, at
cash prices, to good people,
Gray & Gribbcn's Jewelry Store,
154 Xorth Illlaols Street.
All the pleasure of rabbin If
White Line Washing Powder
l-poond packasr, So
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