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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SATURDAY, . JULY 14, 1900.
Ja.les . . .
Will be a feature of each suc
ceeding: Saturday up to and
including the morning: of the
last summer half-holiday
To-day a feast of bar
gains develops from 8 to 11
It will pay you to come.
At 12:30 p. m. we close for
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LINOLEUM . .
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perfect and durable floor cov
ering is needed.
M WE'VE ALL GRADES
The colors put in under pressure,
go clear through like tile.
.A Score of Patterns to Pick From.
Carpets, Draperies, Wall Paper,
17 and 10 West Washington St.
Hardwood Floors Laid and Rennlshed.
THE DEAL NOT CLOSED
ALTHOUGH IT WILL mODADLY BE
What John II. Pearaon Says of the
Purchase of the Marlon Gas
Yesterday's developments go to show that
the information published in the Journal
lth reference to the sale of the Mississln
newa Mining Company's property, in Grant
counts, was true to a degree, although
John R. Pearson, of the Indianapolis Gas
Company, denied that either his company
or the Standard Oil Company Is In any way
concerned with the transaction, and that
he Is representing Pittsburg capital in pur
chasing the local natural-gas plant.
The fact that Pittsburg capital Is after
the local plant is considered a confirma
tion of the original report that the prop
erty is being secured for the Standard Oil
Company. Pittsburg is a center for oil
men, and other and later developments
yesterday in connection with this deal all
tend to confirm the report. In the inter
view Mr. Pearson was asked who the two
strange men were who visited Marion at
couple of weeks ago. He replied that he
did not know them personally, but that
they were . also from Pittsburg-, although
they were in no way connected with the
company of capitalists which has pur
chased the Mlssissinnewa Company' plant.
The identity cf the two men was partly
established yesterday, when it was learned
from a Marion abstract firm that during
the strangers' visit they called on that
concern and obtained information regard
ing the MisMsslnnewa company's property.
It was learned, also, that one of the men
was named Davis and the other Boswell.
They both claimed to be from Canton, O.
The real truth of the matter Is, however,
that Davis's home is In Cleveland and Bos
well is a resident of Detroit. The Standard
Oil Company has quite an important branch
at Canton, and it is understood the stran
gers are connected with that office. They
are known to have secured a complete in
ventory of the Mississinnewa company's
property, acd they gave it out that
the price asked for it was JMOO.uuu. The
fact that the Marlon Gas Company has
been organized and filed articles of incor
poration toe HOO.OuO with the secretary of
state yesterday is more evidence that the
alleged Canton men are connected with this
deal. Mr. Pearson also stated that the
deal for the Marion gas property is not yet
clofed. II said that President Kuntz. of
the Mt.xslssinnewa Mining Company, had
ieturned to his home, in Washington, Pa.,
with a proposition from the newly or
ganized Marion Gas Company, and that it
was now being deliberated over by the
stockholders of the Mbsllnnewa com
pany, all of whom live at Washington.
Mr. Kuntz. said Mr. Pearson, is expected
back in Indianapolis at any time. The In
dianapolis gas magnate appeared confident
of the ultimate success of the deal.
A peculiar feature of the entire transac
tion is why Pittsburg capitalists should se
cure an Indianapolis man to close a deal
for them with parties who live but a short
dltanee from Pittsburg, unless the prop
erty is being secured for some parties who
desire to be unknown in it.
BOY KICKED TO DEATH.
He Fell Inder the Heels of a Team of
Frank Alhand was kicked to death by a
team of mules attached to a garbage
wagon driver by David Henry, living at
No. 1011 River avenue, yesterday morning.
He was twelve years old and lived with
his widowed mother. Mrs. Mary Alhand,
at No. 315 McCauley street. Accompanied
by Arthur Pittner. living at No. SIS South
and in attempting to close the door on top
Alhand fell backwards under the mules'
heels. They began kicking and then ran
away. After being kicked to death Al
hand's body was run over by the heavy
wagon and badly crushed. L?ath was al
Settlement with Justices.
The quarterly settlement of Center town
ship, made yesterday, shows the disburse
ments to have exceeded the receipts fcp the
quarter in the sum of Jl. I3.T. The salaries
raid by the trustees to the Justices amount
to 2,5i0: the docket fees turned over to
the trustees by the Justices artount to
11,007. The amount turned over to the trus
tee by each Justice is as follows: Lock
man. Ji:; Stout. JH7; ShepparJ, $172;
Smock, J2l, and Nickerson. JCC1.
The Indianapolis Fire Insurance Com
pany is a safe and sound home Institution,
which ts proving rapidly and ought to hvs
a hs'-e of yenr business.
WILL DIE IS COMM.
OUDIACC PROVIDING I'OIt 150,
OOO DUM) ISSLi: AVOX'T PAS 5.
The Republican Members of the Coun
cil Hare Caucused nnd
A SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE
FOR CITY HOSPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
3IAV BE PASSED.
The Waste Paper Hos: Contract ConsideredMatters-
Hoard of Works.
The ordinance introduced In the City
Council but a short time ago rr"vldin for
a bond issue of $150,000 for the improvement
of the lire department. City Hospital and
market house will never be passed by the
Council. This Is the result of a quiet cau
cus conducted by Republican members of
the Council for several days, and it was
not until last night that a unanimous con
sent was secured from the eleven Repub
lican members of the Council that It should
not be supported as It stands. Harold C.
Megrew, chairman of the finance commit
tee, has been absent In New York for sev
eral days, or a meeting of tho committee
would have been held this week for the
purpose of preparing a report on the bond
ordinance to be made to the City Council
next Monday night. It Is probable that
a meeting will be called on Mr. Megrew's
return to the city before the Council meets.
Mr. Megrew has not been in the city dur
ing the quiet preparations being made to
kill the proposed bond issue, but It is stated
by his friends that he was opposed to the
ordinance as it stands, and left assurance
that should the other Republican members
of the Council decide to kill it he would
stand with them.
The opposition against the ordinance
came up before it was even introduced in
the Council, but while it was In a prema
ture state and being considered by. the city
officials. The Republican members of the
Council, who have studied the expenditures
under the Democratic administration, and
the use that certain money was put to that
had been appropriated for other purposes,
decided that tiie proposed bond isue of
1150,000 for making improvements, as stated,
was drawn as a "blind" to secure money
to replace funds used from the general and
special funds. When the investigation of
city officials was carried on before the
Council committee on investigation and im
peachment, it was brought to light that
the bridge funds had not been kept intact,
but the money had been used for paying
the running expenses of the city.
After the recent ordinance was intro
duced for a bond issue of $150,000 Republic
an members of the Council called on the
city attorney, and they claim that they
were assured by him that the ordinance
could not be amended so that it should
read that the money was to be appropri
ated for a specific purpose and used for no
other purpose. This decision caused the
Republicans to make a quiet canvass '.of
their colleagues In the Council to fight
against the ordinance, as it was plain to
them, they say, that the city offlcla Is de
sired to secure the money to replace bridge
funds and other funds already used, and
the purpose for which the money would be
appropriated, should the ordinance be
passed, would be delayed an unnecessarily
long time, and probably never be accom
plished to the letter of the ordinance.
The Republican members of the Council
have studied the needs of tho city, and
stand as a unit in the belief that the City
Hospital should receive attention.'
A NEW ORDINANCE.
It is now the Intention of the Republicans
to kill the entire ordinance for an appro
priation of $150,000, and then to Introduce
and pass another one for an appropriation
of probably $10,000 to cover the needed im
provements at the City Hospital. Later
some measures may be taken to Improve
the fire department, but that will not be
done until such a time as the money ap
propriated for the use will be used for that
purpose and none other. The ordinance
now before the Council, In the hands of the
finance committee, calling for the $130,000
bond Issue, Included the amount necessary
for the Improvements of the City Hospital.
Next Monday night an ordinance will prob
ably be introduced in the Council providing
for a temporary loan of $100.000. The Re
publicans have agreed to vote for it. as
the city officials have acknowledged, by
asking for a temporary loan to pay running
expenses until the fall revenues come in.
that the city is in a bad financial strait
and not able to pay its debts under the S9
cent levy. In defeating the other ordi
nance for the $150.000 bond issue the prom
inent Republicans aver that it is their in
tention to make the city officials keep with
in the 59-cent levy.
At the time the canvass was being made
on the bond question the gas meter ordi
nance was also brought into question, and
a pledge received from each Republican
member or the Council to vote against it.
This ordinance, however, will not result in
a fight in the Council, as the members of
the committee on public property and im
provements have announced that they will
make an unfavorable report on it.
WASTE PAPER BOX COXTRACT.
The Matter Considered by the Coun
Charles II. Stuckmeyer grew quite warm,
if not eloquent, in his retaliatory remarks
before the committee on sewers, streets
and alleys of the City Council, last night,
when he arose to state his side of the case
in securing the contract with the Board of
Public Works for placing waste paper
boxes In the city. The contract, sent to
the Council for ratification. Is now in the
hands of the above committee, and several
attorneys who had made bids for various
companies for a like franchise were pres
ent to state their position in the matter
and give reasons why the contract should
not be ratified.
After they had finished and claimed the
Board of Works had not given all a fair
opportunity to bid on tho privilege Mr.
Stuckmeyer said the attorneys were all
Jealous because he had been successful in
securing the contract. He said after he
had secured the contract for sweeping the
streets the idea of placing waste paper
boxes In the city was suggested to him,
end he visited several cities and was en
lightened on the matter. Then he made a
bid for the franchise and secured it in good
faith, as his was the best proposition. Oth
er prepositions had been made, but they
were in a verbal form, and no better than
the one submitted by him. The Indianapolis
Clean Street Company Is capitalised at
2.000 shares, of which he owns, he claims.
1.994. the other six shares being owned by
Attorney W. W. Spencer, representing the
Merchants' Waste Paper Box Company, in
his remarks before the committee, said the
Board of Works should have given all the
companies desiring a franchise a fair op
portunity to bid for it by setting a day on
which it would receive sealed proposals.
Attorney B. O. Bales, representing A. T.
Perry, who had mada a proposition for
franchise, gave figures of the poible in
come of such a scheme. He said Mr. Perry
had investigated the matter with Chicago
parties, who had contracts for advertising
on the Indianapolis boxes. Ills company
asked for the privilege of placing 200 boxes
in the city and was willing o give 25 per
cent, of the receipts to the city, or even
more. If desired. Each box brings In a
revenue of $1.90 a month, making a total of
$11,71 a year for the 2jO boxes. The cost of
placing the boxes In the city is $1.60 each,
and the cost of maintaining them Is very
slight.- Mr. Bales claimed that Mr. Perry
had been assured by the Board of Works
that there was no need of making a bid, as
such a proposition would not be considered.
The Stuckmeyer contract, made with the
Board of vorks. permits him to uso 400
boxes in the city, and he is to pay 15 per
cent, of the earnings to the city. The
franchise is for twenty years.
The members of the committee will hold
a meeting prior to the Council meeting,
next Monday night, to prepare a report to
be made to the Council. There is a feeling
among the members of the committee that
the twenty-year franchise is too long for
such a corporation and it will, no doubt,
recommend that It be reduced to fifteen,
and probably to ten years, and then a fa
vorable report made upon it.
BEFORE: WORKS BOARD.
Railroad Objects to the Extension of
Yesterday was a busy day for the Board
of Public Works and a considerable amount
of routine business was disposed of. Action
was rescinded In several cases where the
board had decided to make improvements.
Among those who appeared before the
board was E. W. Jacoby, attorney for the
I.. D. & W. Railroad Company, who pro
tested against the extension of Vermont
street to Belmont avenue. Thisthe attor
ney pointed out, would necessitate the con
demnation of a part of the company's real
estate. The assessment roll for the ex
tension having already been approved, the
board will allow the attorney ten days In
which to see other property holders and
arrange if possible for the proposed exten
sion to be moved over about thirty feet.
Attorney Jacoby said he would be willing
to pay a reasonable amount of money if
the street could be run on other ground,
as his company could not spare the real
estate it would necessarily be deprived of
if the extension is made according to the
The board ordered the street-railway
company to shift one of Its tracks from
Noble street to Fulton street. This Is
necessary in order that Noble street from
Ohio to Michigan street may be paved.
The East Ohio-street pavement will not
be laid, as the ordinance was yesterday
withdrawn from the Council. The sixty
days in which action could be taken had
BOARD OF WORKS ROUTINE.
For wooden block pavement, cement side
walks and curbing on California street,
from West Washington avenue to Market
street, to tho Indianapolis Creosote Com
pany at $5.07 a lineal foot on each side.
For wooden block pavement and curbing
on Noble street, from Ohio to Michigan
street, to the Hoosier Construction Com
pany at $4.50 a lineal foot on each side, and
from Michigan street to Massachusetts
avenue to the Indianapolis Creosote Com
pany at $5.26 a lineal foot on each side.
For brick roadway and curbing on Wash
ington street, from Belmont avenue to
For brick pavement on Bird street, from
Ohio to New York street.
For gravel roadway and cement side
walks on St. Taul street, from English
avenue to Big Four tracks.
For asphalt pavement on Bellefontaine
street, from Massachusetts avenue to Nine
For wooden block pavement on Illinois
street, from Neeland avenue to .Thirty
For wooden block pavement on Meridian
street, from Neeland avenue to Thirty
For wooden block pavement on Oliver
avenue, from River avenue to Harding
For wooden block pavement on River
avenue, from Kentucky avenue to White
- For wooden block pavement in McLean
Place, from Illinois street to Capitol ave
nue. FINAL ACTION TAKEN.
For gravel roadway and cement side
walks on Lee street, from Minnesota street
to Miller street. Remonstrance overruled.
For wooden block pavement, cement side
walks and curbing on English avenue,
from Pine street to Shelby street. Re
EXTENSION OF TIME GRANTED.
To W. If. Abbott & Son, until Oct. 15 in
which to finish cementing the sidewalks of
Deloss street, from Shelby street to State
For brick pavement on Puryear street,
from Alabama street to New Jersey street.
For brick pavement In first alley east of
Delaware street, from Pratt street to Sahm
For gravel roadway in the first alley
west of Illinois street, from McLean Place
to Twenty-second street.
For gravel roadway in the first alley
east of Capitol avenue, from Twelfth street
to the first alley north.
For graveling the first alley south of
South street, from Senate avenue to Mis
For cementing the north sidewalk of
South street, from Capitol avenue to Ken
For cementing and curbing the sidewalks
of Spruce street, from Prospect street to
tor gravel roadway nnd sidewalks on
Georgia street, from Shelby to Leota
For graveling roadway and cementing
Hnd curbing the sidewalks on Ruth street,
from Washington to Jackson street.
For cementing the sidewalks of Belle
fontalno street, from Massachusetts ave
nue to Thirteenth street.
For gravel roadway, cement sidewalks
and curbing on Belmont avenue, from
Washington street to the C, C, C. & St.
L. Railway tracks.
For cement sidewalk on College avenue,
from Twenty-seventh street to Twenty
eighth street, where not properly im
proved. For wooden block or asphalt pavement
on Tenth street, from Missouri street to
For wooden block or asphalt pavement on
Tenth street, from Senate avenue to Mis
For asphalting roadway of Louisiana
street, from Illinois street to Capitol ave
nue. For cementing the sidewalks of Walter
rtreet, from Owosso avenue to New York
For gravel roadway and cement side
walks on St. Paul street, from English
avenue to Hoyt avenue.
For asphalting the roadway of McLean
Place, from Illinois street to Capitol ave
nue. RESOLUTION MODIFIED.
The board modified the resolution for
wooden block pavement and cement side
walks on English avenue, from Harrison
street to Pine street, so as to provide a
parkway fifteen feet In width, to be curbed,
in the center of the street.
To appraise real estate affected by the
For wooden block pavement on New
York street, from Noble street to Big
For cement sidewalks and curbing on
Meikel street, from McCarty street to Ray
For cement walk on the north sidewalk
of Harrison 6treet. from Noble street to
For cement walks on Twenty-fourth
street, from Meridian street to Illinois
For cement walk on the north side of
Pratt street, from Delaware street to Ala
For wooden block pavement on Shelby
street, from Pleasant Run bridge to Ray
For cement walk on the north side of
Market street, from Highland avenue to
For cement walks on Montcalm street,
from Indiana avenue to the second alley
north of Eighteenth street-
For gravel roadway and sidewalks on
Ringgold avenue, from Iowa street to
For cement walks and curbing and brick
gutters on Brookslde avenue, from Com
merce avenue to Rose lane.
For cement sidewalks and curbing on
Brookslde avenue, from Rose lane to Rural
For cement walk on the northeait ilde
of Indiana avenue, from Fall creek to
For cement walks on Morris street, from
Dakota street to White river.
For cement walks on Walcott street,
from Sturm avenue to Michigan street.
For cement walks on York street, from
Silver avenue to the first alley northwest.
In the matter of opening a street forty
feet wide from Belmont avenue to Vermont
ASSESSMENT ROLLS APPROVED.
In behalf of George W. McCray & Co..
for gravel roadway, brick gutters, cement
sidewalks and curbing on Twenty-seventh
street, from Clifton street to the canal.
In behalf of J. C. Campbell, for con
structing a local sewer along the first al
ley north of Marlowe avenue, from Ori
ental street to the first alley west of Ar
In behalf of George W. McCray, for con
structing a local sewer along West Wash
ington street, from Blackford to California
The board approved assessment roll of
benefits and damages awarded on account
of the opening of Addison street, from the
first alley south of Jackson street to the
T. II. & I. Railroad tracks.
DAVIDSON BOUND OVER.
The Sheep He Brought to the City
John Davidson, the wily old soldier, who
was arrested for stealing thirty-seven
sheep and upset every trap to get a con
fession out of him, with a remarkable ease
and coolness, was bound over to the grand
jury by Judge Daly yesterday, charged
with grand larceny. The sheep were iden
tified by Wm. H. Mattem, a farmer living
near Bridgeport, as part of a flock of 130 in
his pasture. He also recognized Davidson
as the man who applied for work in his
harvest field several days ago. Davidson
denied all knowledge of having asked Mat
tern for work and then became silent. He
refused to go on the stand for examination,
and said to Prosecutor Gronlnger, of the
Folic Court: "Let this man ko on and
prove that I stole Ms sheep. That is the
way to practice law."
Davidson was arrested Wednesday after
noon, but before the officers were called he
went to the Criminal Court room and asked
John Mendenhall, the court bailiff, to see
Prosecutor Pugh. Davidson was told that
Prosecutor Pugh. was busy, and then he re
lated his troubles to Bailiff Mendenhall. He
told Mendenhall that the commission men
at the Interstate, stockyards were holding
his sheep and would not pay him. He
wanted to find out what legal action could
be brought to compel payment. He said
he lived in Indianapolis and that he bought
the sheep southwest of here, in either
Morgan or Brown county. He said he
knew Frank Landers and several other
well-known men in Indianapolis.
Attack a Train and Are Repulsed
A gang of tramps tried to hold up freight
train No. 90 on the Big Four, east of Nor
wood, yesterday morning," but were beaten
off with clubs by the crew, assisted by the
engineer, who put on steam. Foiled In their
attempt, the tramps resorted to rocks and
all the windows In the cab and caboose
were broken. The police were called, and
Bicycle Policemen Bray and Losh, Patrol
men Samuels and Amsden and Railroad
Detective Jack Johnson responded. The of
ficers boarded a special engine at Prospect
street and went to the camp of the tramps.
Bicycle Policemen Bray and Losh came
up to the camp from the east and the other
officers from the west. At the sight of
the police the' tramps fled west, but when
they ran into the patrolmen they scattered
In all directions. Several shots were fired
in the air by the officers, and one of the
tramps returned the fire with a revolver.
At this the officers began to shoot to hit.
and the singing bullets brought the hands
of several of the tramps above their heads.
Some had to be. clubbed into submission,
and were then loaded on to the tender of
the engine and brought to Dillon street,
from where they were taken to the police
station In the patrol wagon. The farmers
in the neighborhood have made many com
plaints about tramps annoying them. It Is
believed that a resrular 'hobo" camp has
been broken up by the arrests.
ABOUT $23,000 INVOLVED.
The Indiana Manufactnrlnpr Cnse la
Attorney General Taylor, representing the
taxing officers of the State of Indiana and
Marlon county, and Attorney Chester Brad
ford, representing the plaintiff, argued the
Indiana Manufacturing case yesterday be
fore Judge Baker.
For many years the company has been
assessed for taxes on its capital stock,
which amounts to $360,000. The company
Insists that it ought not to pay taxes on
anything except its tangible property, and
that It should not be assessed on its capital
stock as a corporation because all of its
capital stock was originally Issued In ex
change for patent rights. The taxing of
ficers insist that the capital stock of the
company should be assessed the same as
any other manufacturing corporation Is as
sessed. The original cases filed were carried to
the Supreme Court of the United States,
and this court ordered the case dismissed.
Tho manufacturing company brought a
new suit In the Federal Court to enjoin
not only the collection of äll taxes assessed
against the company prior to the filing of
the old suit, but of all taxes assessed
against it since that time. The amount of
money involved In the present suit is about
$23.000. Judge Baker took the case under
advisement and will render a decision in
the matter within a few days.
E. M. BOOE'S SENTENCE.
lie Claimed to Be Sole Heir to 300
Acres of Missouri Land.
Edward M. Booe, of this city, who was
arrested by Detectives Holtz and Morgan
about six weeks ago on a charge of viola
tion of the postal laws, entered a plea, of
guilty yesterday before Judge Baker and
was given a sentence of ninety days in the
Marion county jail. Booe claimed to be the
sole heir of about 360 acres of land at Wil
low Springs, Mo. He afterward wrote
several letters to John M. Brown, at Wil
low Springs, offering to sell him the land
for $200. Brown wrote to the municipal
authorities of this city, inquiring as to the
character of Booe, and when he was found
by Detectives Holtz and Morgan and in
terrogated about his ownership of the land
he at once confessed that the whole thing
was a fraud and admitted that he had no
claim whatever on the land.
Before Booe was sentenced yesterday he
told Judge Baker that the only excuse he
had to offer was the fact that he did not
know he was violating the postal laws.
He did not attempt to excuse the crime,
but said he thought he was evading the
Booe was formerly a school teacher In
Fountain county, and said that he had
never been arrested before.
"So Camp on Snnday.
There has ber?n some uncertainty as to
whether Governor Mount would sanction
holding a camp at Fairview Park on Sun
day, July 29. but yesterday all doubt about
the matter was settled by the Governor's
announcement that no camp would be held
on that date. Orders will be issued to break
camp on Saturday afternoon, and it is ex
pected that all the soldiers will have left
by the evening of the same day. The bri
gade headquarters of the camp will be lo
cated north and west of the main encamp
ment, which will be in the east part of the
park. The drill ground will be in full view
of the brigade headquarters, which will
face the south.
New Pianos, 1165, at Wulschner's.
THE LINCOLN LEAGUE
SECRETARY 31 ITCH EX ER RETURNS
FROM FT. WAY.NE MEETING.
County Organisations Delna Perfected
Throughout the State The Pop
ulists Political Gossip.
Grant Mitchener, secretary of the Lin
coln League of the State, returned from
Fort Wayne, where he attended a meeting
of the league of the Twelfth district on
Thursday. The meeting was held for the
purpose of perfecting the district organiza
tion and considering plans for conducting
the work of tho campaign. Mr. Mitchener
says there was a large attendance, every
county in the district being well repre
sented. 'Good reports were had from the several
counties where organizations had been
started," asserted the secretary, "and
within the next two weeks every county in
the district will be well organized witü
marching and Rough Rider clubs. Allen
county reported one club of 400 members,
cne of 100, and ono of fifty-one already or
ganized and twenty Rough Rider club or
ganizations have n perfected or are un
der way, one In C4ch township. They are
also arranging to organize bicycle, rail
road and laboring men's clubs.
"County organizations have been per
fected In nearly all of the ninety-two coun
ties of the State and within the next
week the organization will be completed
in every county and township. Nearly 600
clubs have already reported as having
begun their organization and it is expected
to have 1.500 working league clubs before
the opening of the campaign. The league
committee is working on the grand State
rally to be held the fore part of Septem
ber and the time and place will be settled
upon definitely the coming week, at which
time it will be known what speakers from
the different States will be present to de
"Yesterday the reports from the Twelfth
district were flattering to the Republicans
und they are confident of electing their con
gressman and making big gains for the na
tional ticket. Democrats in Fort Wayne
cpenly admit that 'Bob Hanna will repre
sent the Twelfth district in the next Con
gress and some are giving him loyal sup
port. The Gold Democrats in Fort Wayne
are more bitter against Bryan than they
were in 1896 and say that they will vote for
McKinley, hoping to thus forever kill Popu
lism In the Democratic party. The Repub
licans in the Fourth district are also con
fident of electing their candidate, who Is
soon to be nominated at North Vernon. A
number of the Democrats are making a
fight on Congressman Griffith and are ask
ing the Republicans to nominate Nathan
Powell and say that, if nominated, they
will not only support but elect him. The
reports from other parts of the State show
that the party is In better shape than It
ever was before at this time of the cam
paign, and with the organizations per
fected by and under the Republican State
committee and the Lincoln League In
diana will roll up a good big majority for
'patriotism and prosperity. " '
"WILL BEGIX PREPARATIONS.
Democrats to Arrange for the Noti
Chairman Martin, of the Democratic
state committee, .said yesterday that he
expected as soon as possible to have a
conference with Mayor Taggart, Chairman
Sullivan, of the Democratic county com
mittee, and other Democrats regarding the
Bryan and Stevenson notification exercises
that are to take place here on Aug. 8.
There is much to do in getting ready for
the event and several Important commit
tees will be appointed. Chairman Martin
thinks the notification ceremonies should
take place In Tomllnson Hall and that an
overflow meeting could be held outside.
Having Fnn with Burke.
The friends of Frank B. Burke are hav
ing a great deal of fun with him since a
copy of the Working Democracy, the of
ficial organ of the Democratic national
committee, was received here a few days
ago. The Working Democracy contains ex
tracts from Mr. Burke's speech made at
the state convention, but they are credited
to "John N. Kern." This is supposed to
mean John W. Kern, who defeated Mr.
Burke for the Democratic nomination for
Governor, and who made his speech of ac
ceptance a few minutes before Mr. Burke
addressed the convention in a very eloquent
way, thanking the delegates for their sup
port and assuring the convention that he
was still a Democrat.
Plenty of Decorations.
Within the next few days the rooms of
the Republican state committee in the Ma
jestic building will be resplendent in gay
colors. It is the intention to utilize the
most of the decorations that beautified the
headquarters of the Indiana delegation at
Philadelphia in making the state commit
tee rooms more attractive. The greater
part of these decorations are here, and will
be placed in position in a few days.
A Ratification Meeting.
The Commercial Travelers Democratic
Club will ratify the nomination of Bryan
and Stevenson at Tomllnson Hall to-night.
Speeches will be made by James E. Mc-
Cullough, John W. Kern, Frank B. Burke
and Flavius J. Van Vorhls. The speakers
will be escorted from the Grand Hotel to
Tomllnson Hall by the Commercial Trav
elers Club and members of other Demo
Colored Republicans Sleet.
An enthusiastic meeting of the asso
ciated clubs of colored Republicans was
held last night in Odd Fellows Hall, on
Indiana avenue. A. J. Fry, president of
the J. M. Morton Club, presided. Rev. J.
M. Morton was indorsed for the Legisla
ture, and resolutions Indorsing the McKin
ley administration and the Philadelphia
platform were adopted. A number of
speeches were made.
There will be a meeting of the executive
committee of the state committee of the
Prohibition party at the Y. M. C. A. on
Tuesday of next week. An invitation has
been issued to the state candidates to be
present. On Monday night the Republican
stato committee will meet and on Thurs
day there will be a meeting of the Demo
cratic state committee.
Conference of Populists.
A conference of the state committee and
candidates on the state ticket of the Middle-of-the-road
Populists will be held at
the Occidental Hotel on Thursday and Fri
day of next week. Stato Chairman Walter
said yesterday that tickets in every county
and township in the State will be nomi
nated. RED MEN'S POWWOW
Will Be Held In This City on Aug.
8 and 9.
The annual powwow of the Order of
Red Men, which is to be held under the
auspices of the Southeastern Association, in
this city Aug. 8 and 9. gives promise of be
ing a big event. The programme, which Is
at present incomplete, is especially attrac
tive and should be the means of bringing a
large crowd to Indianapolis.
The visitors will be met on the morning
of the 8th at the Union Depot by a recep
tion committee which will provide accom
modations and furnish all necessary In
formation. The association or powwow will
convene at Red Men's Hall. Washington
and Illinois street, at 3 o'clock In the after
noon and adjourn at 7 p. tn., glvtns way to
the festivities prepared by the Red Men's
Street Pageant Association. The parade is
expected to be one cf the most gorgeously
illuminated street pageant that has ever
bten attempted in the State. There wilt be
from thirteen to eighteen floats in line,
which have-been prepared at great ex
pense, besides countless numbers of In
dians, squaws, papooses, Quakers, etc. The
parade will form at 7 o'clock and march
through the principal streets of the city.
The floats will represent the earlier history
of this country.
Following the parade there is to be a
continuous vaudeville show made up of the
best professional and amateur talent of the
city, which will last for three or four hours.
On Thursday morning there is to be an
other parade which will be followed by a
picnic for which all kinds of athletic con
tests have been arranged. In the evening
there will be work for councils and tribes.
FINLEY WILL EETUEN
As Soon as the Rancor Dies Ont
Taylor Is Away.
Charles Finley, ex-secretary of state of
Kentucky, said yesterday that as soon as
he is satisfied that the rancor of the Goo
belites has died out in Kentucky he in
tends to return to that State and Ftand
trial for tho complicity in th murder of
Goebel. Mr. Finley says that he will be
governed in the matter entirely by his ob
servation of the status of affairs. I can
not say how soon I shall return." said Mr.
Finley, "but knowing myself to be inno
cent. I cannot bear the thought of allow
ing such an imputation to stand against
Ex-Governor W. S. Taylor has left the
Denison Hotel. A dispatch from New York
says he has been In that city four days.
FOUGHT FOR A GIRL,
But After the Battle Neither Knew
Who Had Won.
J. T. Thorn, twenty-two years old, living
at 523 East McCarty Btreet, came to the
Dispensary yesterday to have- a badly
sprained wrist doctored. He told Dr. Wig
gins that he and a man he did not know
wanted to have the exclusive right to a
girl, and they decided to go to the woods
and fight It out. Thorn said this was done
and his sprained wrist was the result. He
said he got the best of the other fellow,
but was unable to say who had. won the
lair i hand of the maid.
Three 3Ierchants Excursions.
A number of wholesale merchants of this
city held a conference, with Evans Woollen,
secretary of the Commercial Club, at the
clubrooms yesterday afternoon for the pur
pose of settling the dates of the proposed
merchant excursions to this city next fall.
As a result of me conference Mr. Woollen
will go to Chicago lo-day to consult F. C.
Donald, of the Central Passenger Associa
tion, and sec what dates Indianapolis can
have. The merchants of this city have
been granted three excursions at a rate of
one and one-third fare for the round trip,
on the certificate plan, and every effort
will be made to draw large crowds of
Xevr Organisation of Travelers.
A meeting has been called by the mem
bers of the Commercial Travelers' Club of
this city for 1:30 this afternoon, to be held
at the clubrooms, on Maryland street, for
the purpose of organizing a new associa
tion to bo called "The Benevolent League
of Indiana Travelers." It is expected that
the league will start off with a membership
of 250. Members of the T. P. A. are earn
estly requested to be present.
Seaton, the Hatter,
Sells Straw Hats cheap.
BIG FOUR ROUTE.
Annual Excursion to Klagars Falls,
Thursday, July 20th, 10OO.
f7.00 for the Round Trip, $7.00,
from Indianapolis. Corresponding rates
from all other points.
' 6.50 More to Thousand Islands.
Special train will leave Indianapolis 6:45
p.'m., arrive Niagara Falls 9 a. m. the next
Tickets good returning for twelve days.
Call at Big Four office for full Informa
tion or address.
H. M. BROXSON, A. G. P. A.
$1.25 Cincinnati and Return f 1.23.
Via C, II. fc D., Sunday, July 15th.
Two special fast trains. The first will
leave at 6:30 a. m., making no local stops;
the second will leave at 7:15 a. ra., stopping
at Rushville, Connersville and Hamilton.
Baseball Cincinnati vs. St. Louis.
Bethany Park Assembly,
Bethany Park, Ind.
Pennsylvania lines will sell excursion
tickets, one fare for round trip, July 17 to
Aug. 13. inclusive. Tickets good returning
to and including Aug. 15.
BIG FOUR ROUTE.
Excursion to Lafayette and Way
Points Sunday, July IRth, Rates,
SO Cents to fl.OO.
Special train leaves Indianapolis 7:45 a, m.
H. M. BRONSON. A. G. P. A
Battlefleld Reunion, Atlanta, Ga.
For this occasion Pennsylvania lines will
sell tickets at one fare for round trip. July
16 and 17, good returning until July 22. For
particulars call on Pennsylvania line ticket
agents or address W. W. RICHARDSON,
D. P. A., Indianapolis.
1.25 MADISO. AND RETURN 1.25.
Sunday, July 15th.
Special train via Pennsylvania lines will
leave Union Station 7:30 a. m. Returning
leave Madison 6 p. m.
BIG FOUR ROUTE.
Excursion to Lawrenceburav Aurora
and Way Points Sunday, July 15.
l.OO Ronnd Trip fl.OO.
Special train leaves Indianapolis 7:30 a.
m. Returning leaves Aurora 7 p. m.
$3.30 Cincinnati and Return $3.30.
Via C, If. A D. Ry.
Tickets sold July 10th. 11th, 12th and 15th.
Final return limit Aug. 10th.
Insure with German Fire Insurance of In
diana. General offices, 23 South Delaware
street. Fire, tornado and explosion.
Feed your horse JANES'S Dustless Oats.
Don't Leave Well Enough
Stay With It
If you have traded with us you know we
treat you just right, and that we give you
more for your money than any other jew
eler in the State.
Truth is the thing that nobody believes
unless he happens to know it is 60.
Try us for honest values.
Indiana Leading Jewelers.
Sold from fictory le th home.
THE STAU It PIANO CO
18 f Wathingtoa Mmt
KXPERIENCE. conservatifm and stabil
ity are the qualities required In a financial
agent or adviser.
Exryrience in order that the best things
may be done.
Conservatism in order that no risks may
be taken or mistakes made.
Stability in order that there may be no
These qualities are embodied In
The Union Jrust Company
A corporation authorized by law to act as
executor, administrator, guardian, receiver,
financial agent and trustee in any matter
The capital of the Union Trust Company
Its stockholders are made responsible by
the law for as much more.
Interviews and correspondence solicited.
Offices Nos. US & 122 (Company's Build
tag) East Market Street
HENRY EITEL, President.
JOHN H. HOLLIDAY. Vice President
HOWARD M. FOLTZ. Treasurer.
CHARLES S. M' BRIDE, Secretary.
A. A. Barnes.
C. H. Brownell,
S. A. Culbcrtson.
Thomas C. Day.
I. C Elsten.
John 11. Holliday,
Henry C. Long.
Volney T. MalotU
Edward L. McKee.
Sam E. Rauh.
STATEMENT OF TOE CONDITION
On the 31st day of December. 1899.
It Is located at No. 746 Broad street, New
ark. N. J.
E. O. DOREMUS, President.
J. H. WORDEN, Secretary.
The amount of its capital is $600,GO
The amount of Its capital paid up Is.. 600,000
The Assets of the Company in the United States
ire as follows:
Cash on hand and in the hands of
agents or other persons $77,955.1?
Real estate unincumbered 27I,SÖ3.J
Bonds owned by the company, se
cured as follows:
U. S. fours of 1907 200,000.00
State, county and municipal, 4i
per cent. 21.000,00
Railroad stocks and bonds vari
ous rates SS2.103.00 '
Other stocks and bonds 75.&XMK)
Loans on bonds and mortgages
of real estate, worth' double the
amount for which the same Is
mortgaged, and free from any
prior incumbrance L7S0.2C1.75
Debts for premiums 1S3.97S.12
All other securities (interest and
rents due and accrued) 47.6S3.SS
Total assets 3,KLK3.92
Losses adjusted and not due $U,7C7.U
Liosses unadjusted 72373
Losses in suspense, waiting for
further proof 2,000.00
All other claims against the com
Amount necessary to reinsure
outstanding risks 1. 415,731.43
Total liabilities JLSIO.WO.SS
The greatest amount in any one risk,
State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State:
I hereby certify the foregoing etatcment
to be a true and correct copy of the original
now on file In this office, and that evidence
has been fumUhed showing the assets of
said company to be in as good condition
the 1st day of July, 1900, as at date of said
In testimony whereof I here
unto subscribe my name and af
SEAL.1 fix my official feal this 12th day
Of July. 1900. W. H. HART.
Auditor of State.
GREGORY & APPEL, 181 East Market St.
OUR, HALL CO.. 135 East Market St.
HALL A HILL, 147 Kast Market HI.
II C. TUTTLE URO., 4 East Market St.
F. K. SAW Y Kit, 128. Kt Stärket St.
Summer Gas Stoves,
Thw Guaranteed Ktn4
XlU-y s Stolnulcer.
SOLE AGENCY for the Uraou
And other high-grade Tianos. Low Prices.
PEARSON'S PIANO HOUSE,
Everything in the line of Jewelry, from
a Stick Pin to a Diamond Ring, sold on
easy payments at the lowest cah prices.
GRIBBEN a GRAY,
154 N. Illinois St
12S-130 X. renn. St.. Indianapolis.
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Fromou t luxnrlttt frewflt.
Hem Tail t Bjtor Qraj
Hair to it Youthlu Colo.
Curt tr?P divwM-i ft bur tv.infr
All department . Individual lntructln and
rrponU help. Grluat assisted to positions.
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USINESS UrllVERSIT U
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' Superior advantages for health and coltur.
timber ef students limited to ia Address
LEILA 8. iicKLE. ra. D .
OXFORD. OHIO. President.
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COLLEGE. From Clixlaoatl.
rood fcoiua school for tho tra'.clcff of Otrla.
PnmaxT. FT parotorjr asd CoUg-ii Dopart
iEnt. Maate, Art and Elocution srs promtaoaS
to tho work of tba Collar. Addroaa
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