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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, FRIDAY. AUGUST 30. 10O1.
cOTB. I&S3 5CLE AC TS. 131) T TER ICK PATTERN Indiana ürco test Dry Goods Emponrnn j We Close at 12:30 To-Day J 45 Dozen Damask Towels At Half Price With red and blue initials in border, in almost a full assortment of letters. These goods are of German manufac ture, and the present value is 3."c. We guarantee them to be all linen. On sale for half day only at 1 n half the. present value I v Basement. I Do your trading before 12:30 j Pettis Dry Goods Co. WE URGE YOU To buy our Teas because they arc pood. Wc know they are pood. We arc not afraid of your test of them. They arc so pood we've been sell ing" them to discriminating tea lovers for several years. Coming from this store you may take their purity for granted. Ask your neighbor. Young Hyson Oennd Imperial OOo and r o r ormrnn tjoiong rt c VnTHah Itrrufcfist MOC japan OOo Tti.ia fin taroro nenrtiea ar tffntr linn dred of baskets daily. Don't know how lone ineyii last. lOo and 155o a basket. The N. A. MOORE CO, GKOCUKN 162 and 164 North Illinois Street. PHONES 892. T NEVER KNEW you carried such' A large selection of FINE RINGS; why, you have the finest in the city is a remark heard daily by all new comers to our store. Rabies, Diamonds or Emeralds, in Rings, From $5 to $950 Uach. C. L ROST, Diamond Merchant 15 North Illinois Street. The Bates is being demolished just across the street. PERSONAL AND SOCIETY. Mrs. "Will Cumback, Jr., Is home from Clark's lake. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Rafert have returned from Atlantic City. Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Smith have returned home from Petoskey. Mrs. D. M. Bye has gone to Nashville, Tenn., to visit relatives. Mr. Harry McCullom, of Fort Wayne, la vlMtlns friend in the city. Mi? Nancy Warman has returned from a visit In northern Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Perry will leave to morrow for a visit to Buffalo. Mrs. Russell King and daughter Eliza beth are visiting in New Carlisle, O. Mrs. O. L. Huey and chiluren. who have been to Rockford, 111., are home again. Miss West, who has been visiting rela tives in southern Indiana, is home again. Mrs. W. J. Newberger and Mrs. John T. Greene have returned from a trip to Cali fornia. Mr. and Mrs. Alpheus Coffin, of Rich mond, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Coffin. Benjamin F. CHne and family have re turney from a seven weeks' sojourn at I'etoskey. Mr. and Mrs. Ames Winsor will occupy a fiat at 1VXI North Capitol avenue about Sept. i:. Mrs. Theresa Voss Smith and Miss Tar nuinnia Vcss will spend next week in Noblesville. Mrs. Kdward S. Reese and family have removed from North Capitol avenue to the Meridian flats. Dr. and Mrs. I.eon T. I,each and children have returned from a three weeks' visit at the northern Michigan lakes. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn (1. Howe will move Into their new residence on Central ave nue and Thirteenth street about Oct. 1. Mr. Courtland Van Camp and family will arrive in New York to-morrow and will return home the latter part of next week. Miss Vivian Greene gave a break ride and supper at Millersville last night for Miss Green and her visitor. Miss Motlit, of Decatur, 111. Photograph postal cards have been re ceived by friends in the city from Dr. and Mrs. Hugo O. Pantzer, who are visiting in Germany. Mr. A. M. Butler has purchased a res idence on Park avenue, between Seven teenth and Kighteenth streets, and will occupy it about Oct. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Walker have taken one of the new Lexington tlats and wlli remove from their present residence on North Capitol avenue Sept. 10. Mrs. Bernard Vonnegut and children, and Mrs. Vonnegut's father, Mr. Schnull, who have been living abroad for the past year, will sail for home early next month. Miss Alys Bak, of Chicago, who has been visiting her sister. Mrs. lt. M. Gundelfingen since July mM, will leave to-morrow, stop ping at Ijufayette a few days before return ing home. The golden wedding of Daniel Harcourt and wife and the reunion of the Harcourt family will be held on the grounds of Homer Boardman. near II road Ripple, to day, from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. A reception will be given to-night in the parlors of the Young Women's Christian Association in honor of Miss Klizabeth Mc Kenzie and Miss Flora Shank. The mem bers of the board of directors will receive. GOULD LUCAS. Special to the lnJ!ar.ait)lls Journal. COLUMBUS. Ind., Aug. 29. At 5 o'clock this evening, at the home of her mother, occurred the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Lac 8. younpest daughter of the lato Capt. William J. Lucas, and Mr. Thomas C. Gould, of Indianapolis. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William S. Sigmund, of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church. After the ceremony a o'clock wedding dinner was served at the home of th brlde'a winter. Mr. William H. Lincoln, where Mr. and Mrs. Gould will remain until Monday, when they will go to Indianapolis to reside. Don't do a thing until you see Mrs. Austin. 4fE j5 WALL : EFFECTS! PAPES: KlllIluitSMAintNS CO J&J&a NEWS OF THE THEATERS A PLAY MICH L1KK "JAM CK MER- i:illTII" AT THE PAIIK. (ironndwnrk of Crnde Melodrama I (he 5a me, 1at the Acting I Different. "At Valley Forge," a play so much like "Janice Meredith" that they mlRht have been made from the same pattern, wus presented at the Tark Theater yesterday. William L. Roberts, leading man of the company, Is the author of the piece, and this Is Its first season. The play "Janice Meredith," made from Paul Leicester Ford's jopular novel of the same name, was acted first last season, by Mary Man nering and her company, and will be used by them again this winter. They play only In the high-priced theaters; Mr. Roberts and his company offer the patrons of low priced theater practically the same ma terial, simplified to suit the taste of the less cultured audiences. It would be unfair to accuse Mr. Roberts of plagiarism for the reason that both the situations In his play and In "Janice Mere dith" are crudely melodramatic and their very lack of originality would give any person excuse for putting them into a play or book. Last season, at English's Opera House, the audiences applauded wildly the adventures of Janice and her rebel lover, but the audiences at the Park yesterday were not so highly excited. The latter playgoers have been brought up on a dif ferent kind of melodrama, and they are pe culiarly loyal to It. The "climaxes" in "At Valley Forgo" were applauded, but the ex planatory matter between was dull und the two audiences showed signs of restlessness. The second act of "At Valley Forge" oc curs at the Hessian headquarters at Tren ton. The heroine is there and so is the vil lain, a British officer. The hero comes as a disguised Hessian soldier with papers for the. Hessian general. Later a Hessian sol dier enters and accuses the hero of having robbed him of his uniform and his papers The hero Is unmasked and Is about to be shot. He writes a message to Washington and passes it to the heroine, who has it conveyed to tho American general, just as the Hessian soldiers are about to shoot the heroic Yankee Washington's troops, hav ing crossed the Delaware, burst in and save the hero. This series of events Is Identical with the corresponding series In "Janice Meredith." An Interesting comparison also may be made between tho action of the two pieces Miss Olive Martin, the leading woman of the "At Valley Forge" company, is tall and strong, like Miss Mannering, but she lacks the more prominent player's light ness. Her stride and manners are mannish. and when she exclaims. "I, am such a timid girl, she Is almost ludicrous. However, she and Mr. Roberts act vigorously. The villain part 1 played by Frank K. Moore. whose appearance is very like all the other British officers that have acted In recent colonial melodramas. The other members of the company are capable. "At Valley Forge" is staged elaborately and acted energetically, and it probably is one of the r?st attractions to be seen at the Park this season. Persons that applauded so heartily at the performance of "Janice Meredith" would do well to go to the Park any afternoon or evening the remainder of this week and see the material which Miss Mannering and her company decorated into a pretty illusion. It is a valuable lesson in drama. Seat on Sale at the Km pi re. Seats are on sale at the Empire Theater for the performances next week of Ed F. Rush's Bon Ton Buriesquers. That com pany will open the season at the Empire Monday afternoon and will give two shows a day all the week. SienklcTrles and Bernhardt. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 29. Henry Slenklewlcz has given Sarah Bernhardt the right to dramatize his work, "Fire and Sword," and it will be produced in her theater in Paris during the coming winter. MIDDLESWORTH ESTATE. The Heirs Mnkinfr nn Effort to Se cure Their Property. Hugh Middlesworth, Harden Middles worth, Mary B. Fox and Anna J. Hice yes terday brought suit against Caroline Barnes, Mabel Barnes and Walton Dynes, executor of the will of Emily Middles worth, for a construction of the will of William Middlesworth. This opens a new phase in the long line of litigation over the Middlesworth estate that has been In the probate department for the last year. The will of William Middlesworth left all of his property to his widow, Kmily Middles worth, as a life estate, and stipulated that upon her death it should be equally divided among his five children, the plaintiffs In this suit. Mrs. Middlesworth was appointed administratrix of her husband's estate and assumed control of all of his property. Mrs. Middlesworth died last July and by will left all of the property to her aunt, Mrs. Caroline Barnes and her heirs. The petition filed yesterday says that the will of William Middlesworth expressly stated that the property was to go to his children upon the death of Mrs. Middlesworth. Administrator Appointed. The Marlon Trust Company was yester day appointed administrator of the estate of Lewis C. Thompson. NfW Suits Filed. James Magennls vs. Trustees Tabernacle Baptist Church of Indianapolis, et al.; me chanic's lien. Will McGulre vs. Alice McGuire; divorce. Circuit Court. Hugh Middlesworth vs. Caroline Barnes et al.: petition for construction of will. Cir cuit Court. Fredtrick M. Bachman vs. Nannie A. Groseclose et al.; mechanic's lien. Superior Court, Room 2. The City Bond Co. vs. Emma C. Stanley et ah; Improvement lien. Superior Court. Room 3. HIGlinil COIRTS' RECORD. SUPREME COURT. Minutes. Cornelius D. Herring et al. vs. Fred O. Mozier et al. Fulaski C. C. Appellant's dismissal. VXXS. William Schräder, supervisor, vs. State ex rel. William F. Mason. Warrick C. C. Appellee's motion and notice to dis miss. iyT02. Asbury Teal et al. vs. Elizabeth M. Richardson. Steuben C. C. Appel lee's appearance. New Case. Thomas H. Hague et al. vs. First Na tional Bank of Huntington. Ind. Hunting ton C. C. Record. Assignment of errors. Notice. ATPELLATE COURT. Minutes. Park S. Florea. receiver, vs. Hiram W. Miller et al. Fayette C. C. Appellant's reply brief (8.) 36. Mae Shurp. administratrix, vs. Schuyler C. Falconburg. Marshall C. C. Appellant's dismissal. Monroe W. Fitch et al. vs. Kittie I,ong et al. Allen S. C. Appellees petition for leave to file briefs. 4124. Eliza J. Peterson vs. Union Trust Company et al. Adams C. C. Appellee's appearance. 3v.3. Francis C. Lucus vs. John II. Rader Marion S. C. Appellee's brief (8.) 3LYJÖ. The Ohio Oil Ctnapany vs. Reuben Griest. Adams C. C. Appellant's brief (S.) X4. Elliott Rariden vs. Cullen C. Ma son. White C. C. Appellant's brief (10.) Elliott Rariden vs. Esther li. Rari den. White C. C. Appellant's brief (.10.) SBSBBBBBaSBBBMSlBBB-SVSBBaaBBBBMBBB PRACTICAL FINANCES. Controller Dann Xow Worried ty De- pnrtmentnl Estimates. City Controller Dunn Is trying to figure how he can levy a tax that will meet the appropriations asked for by the various city departments and at the same time not offend the citizens of Indianapolis. He is at present cutting down estimates sub mitted by the departments, to hold the tax levy down. This same procedure was gone through by ex-Controller Johnson last year, and tho rerult is that several of the de partments report that it took part of this year's appropriation to pay last year's bills. As a consequence It Is said that this year's estimates are higher, and tho levy may have to be Increased to meet expenses unless the same plan is carried out that or paying back bills witn cur rent apprcprlatlons, thus throwing the re sponsibility of the Indebtedness on to the next administration. The Paik Board has asked for $233.000. The board made a similar estimate last year, and it was cut down by Controller Johnson to $:is.ujo. Superintendent Power says tno board has to pay JJU.U'W out oi this appropriation for last year's bills, when it should have been applied to this year's exjenses. It Is said that Mr. Dunn will not ullow more than JIw.Oju for the Park Board, and. according to the average expenses, the old debt will still stand. Besides these problems M. Dunn has confronting him the JH7.0) indebtedness, which may Im wipd out with an increased tax levy. The administration Is expected tn dodge this matter by referring It to the Council, as Mayor Taggart did last year. The appropriations and tax levy are to be submitted to the City Council at Its meet ing next Monday nlJiht. nnd it must take final action before the first of October. If the mayor pursues the same course he did last year he will say to the Council that it may wiie out the shortage by an Increased tax levy or by passing nn ordinance to tax natural gas mains. The mayor may also call the Council's attention to a sink ing fund, which was authorized by the last Legislature, and provides for a 2-cent levy. Should this plan be adopted the levy will be raised from 73 to Tj cents. GOLDEN WEDDING TO-DAY it will nn cELnmiATF.n iiy mil A.D MRS. DANIEL IIAItCOL'HT. Two Hundred Relatives Will Assemble at Broad Hippie Dr. T. J. llnreonrt'a Reminiscences. The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harcourt will be cele brated at Broad Ripple to-day and there will be over two hundred relatives of the couple present. Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt have been residents of Marlon county near ly all their lives. For a number of years they resided near New Augusta and now they are residents of Broad Ripple. The day will be a love feast, and In the after noon the relatives will take a ride up the river on one of the steamboats, which will be chartered for the occasion. Many of the relatives reside in Ohio, Illinois and Kansas, and most of them will be here. One of the prominent members of the Harcourt family Is Dr. T. J. Harcourt, of Cincinnati. He Is a cousin of Daniel Har court. Dr. Harcourt is a prominent mem ber of the G. A. R. and the Loyal Legion. Dr. Harcourt spent several winter sea sons in Indianapolis over forty years ago and is well acquainted" with the early his tory of Indianapolis and tho Incidents that occurred before tho war. AN ANTE-BELLUM ACTOR. "Prior to the war I was an actor and played at the Metropolitan Theater in this city," said Dr. Harcourt yesterday. "1 was a member of a stock company In those days, and In the company were Peter Rich Ings and his daughter, F. G. White. J. B Roberts, Bernard Macauley, brother of ex-Mayor Daniel Macauley, and others who achieved fame on the stage. Richings afterward started the Caroline Richings opera company and made a great success with his daughter as the star. Kichings always played attractions in which he could give his daughter an opportunity to sing. She possessed a wonderfully sweet soprano voice. Richings was an actor of the old English school. "We were playing a season at the Metro politan Just before tno war opened, and most of us lived at the old Ohio Hotel The Legislature was In session that year and the Democrats and members of the Legislature from southern counties tried to pass a law preventing the Governor from holding the state militia intact. After the Legislature adjourned the financial con dltion of the militia was cramped, but when the time came Governor Morton clothed and provided for the troops. "During those stormy days of unrest and attempts made to cause a division among the patroitie people of Indianapolis and the State Richings conceived the idea that Indianapolis people were wavering in politics and their patriotism, and he decided to take the members of the stock company to the steps of the Capitol build ing to sing patroitie songs and try and enthuse the people. His daughter and all the members of the company entered Into the scheme with a zeal that was very com mendable. Richings secured permission from the state authorities to sing on the Statehouse steps, and from 11:30 to 1 o'clock and from 5:.'W to 7 each day we sang all the patriotic songs, including 'Hall Co lumbia.' 'America and the French 'Mar seillaise,' with dramatic scenes. At first we had an audience of about l'0 to hear us sing, but later there were between 10,000 and 15.000 people in the Statehouse yard each day, waiting to hear us. and they would Join in the chorus with patriotic spirit. LEW WALLACE A FRIEND. "I believe, as I look at the matter re trospectively, that our songs brought about a true spirit of unionism in this city. Lew Wallace was a great friend of the actors at that time and he secured a sutlershlp rh Camp Morton for White and myself. There was talk then of rebel sympathizers placing poison In the Union army's food and all the pies that came into camp were confiscated. "Most of the members of our theatrical company were Kentucklans, but they were friendly to the North. Our season closed in May, '61, and on July 11 of that year I en listed with a regiment that was entirely strange to me and went to the front in the quartermaster's department. "Most of my service was around Baton Rouge. It was at that time that I learned to admire Edwin Stanton and Gen. B. F. Butler, who, I think, were two of the greatest men this country ever produced. Butler made New Orleans what it Is to day. While encamped near Baton Rouge I picked up n musket one day and went after some rebels who were near by. They cried out that they -would surrender and when I placed the gun down they escaped on all fours over the top of a hill. During one of the battles I was called by a Con federate, who was lying on the ground In the last agonies of death. He said he wanted a drink of water and as I moved to place my canteen to his lips a bullet grazed my hand. I believe that 1 would have been killed had I not gone to the assistance of the dying rebel. "A short time after that during the bat tle I noticed the rear of the Confederate army winding slowly around a hill. .1 rushed down the hill and met the Seventh Vermont Regiment. I went up to the lieu tenant colonel of the regiment and told him that he could capture the rear of the Confederate army by deploying to their rear and making a charge. He said he did not know but that I was a rebel spy and would not take any suggestions from me. I then asked him for twenty-five men to make the attempt with me. Immediately a number of his regiment stepped forward, of fering to go with me. but the lieutenant colonel ordered them back and took them from the scene. He was later discharged from the service for cowardice." Dr. Harcourt says that if he had not been disabled in the army he would have fol lowed stage life again and he still has a longing to get behind the footlights. Men KouRht in the Street. Henry Earp, a contractor, living at 003 State avenue. W. T. Lyon. 1223 Swift street, and Joe Brown, of Anderson, were arrested last night by Sergeant Schroeder and Bi cycle Policemen Streit and Losh. Each was charged with assault and battery. The fight occurred at Minnesota and Linden streets, because of differences reg:ardinK street im provements which were being made there. During the light Earp received a gash on the head. A dopr belonging to Lvon bit him on the arm. Lyon was struck over the head with a s hovel and his wife, who was there, was somewhat scratched. Volney F. Irey Acquitted. Volney F. Irey, a grocer at S03 West Thirtieth street, who was arrested sev eral days ago. charKed with receiving stolen goods from George Pumphrey, a negro porter, who had been employed at lUock's store, was discharged yesterday. Irey showed that he had taken the pre caution to question the negro carefully about the sugar he bought and his ex planation of how he came into possession of it and could sell it so cheaply was con sidered plausible. Pumphrey was fined and sent to the workhouse. THE LOCAL FIRE LOSSES COMPILATION OF STATISTICS FOR PAST TEX YEARS, The IHht Los to the Companies Comes ThrotiKh Flrea in the Con. grated Dullness District. In Its current issue Rough Notes, the local Insurance Journal, gives statistics showing the fire losses In the congested business district of Indianapolis for the past ten years. The paper says: "The principal portion of the mercantile trade of the city of Indianapolis is carried on in the district bounded on the north by Ohio street, east by East street, south by South street and wept by Missouri street. That portion of Meridian street known as thf wholesale district, and the principal wholesale and retail trade of Washington street are embraced within the outlines, the manufacturing plants, with a few exceptions, lying outside. The frequency of fires causing an Insurance loss of fcuO and upward occurring in this district dur ing the past ten years (1MU-1:W) may be noted. There aro 104 flrea indicated, or nn uverage of over ten fires for each year during the entire period. This. In the mer cantile district In which the wealth of the city Is concentrated. Is of Itself an ominous statement . that should create concern for the city's future. Without insurance near ly f2,(X0,000 of the capital Invested in build ings, merchandise and manufactures would have disappeared during the past decade, crippling the trade of the city to that ex tent. "Comparing the fire losses occurring In the mercantile district during the above pe riod with the fire losses of the entire city the total losses paid by the companies com piled from the records of the fire depart ment and of the Inspection Bureau, supple mented by loss records on file In the State Insurance department, we find as follows: Total Indian- Losses Paid apolls Losses in Congested Years. Paid. District. ly.tl 4t',3.1tM) JrtT.OX is: m i 133 .. lti4.10."i 234.5M 7C4.7J2 3:i7.17 14'U7:i M.S10 112.1 7'.247 171M9 .i,2:w 21,545 71.083 4fc.X,3'J7 IV.I-t is: im; ISO? IV.iS I sM 23.5. S77 1IXJ0 641.W1 Totals $3.535.3Xi $1.923.105 "The per cent, of loss on mercantile and manufacturing risks in above district to total losses paid in the entire city Is 54.4. "By their investigations the companies find that had they entirely discarded the business of the congested mercantile dis trict and the manufacturing plants their revenue from the remaining portions of the. city would have paid all losses in curred, their expenses and left a margin of profit. Their business would not have been as large by about a couple of million of dollars, but they would not now be fac ing a deficit of $350.000; and there would be no reason for demanding an increase in rates. In fact, there Is no demand for Increase- except In those districts and upon the classes of properties the underwriting of which has proven unprofitable. "The smaller mercantile risks located outside the congested district, the dwell ings, churches and other properties have always contributed relatively higher rates than the big establishments that have al ways been heavy contributors to the loss account. In all reasonableness, all classes of ri-sks should contribute their equitable proportion of the losses and expenses In curred in underwriting them. The recent advance in rates upon the unprofitable classes in Indianapolis and other cities is but an equalization of the premium tax required to maintain the stability of the underwriters themselves. "A study of the map of the congested district of Indianapolis and the accom pany statistics of relating fire losses paid by the companies should prove to any reasonable person the necessity of two things schedule rating and an increased revenue from the unproductive classes." The Fire Insurance Raten. The Merchants' Association of this city has asked T. M. Goodloe, manager of the Indianapolis fire Inspection bureau, to ex plain how the percentage of acductlon is made In computing the credit of the city in fire insurance. The members of the as sociation are working on a plan to bring about a reduction in the fire insurance rates by making It possible for the fire inspection bureau to Increase the credit for fire protection. This. credit under the new fire insurance rating Is 3S.5 per cent, for the city, 75 per cent, being perfect. Members of the association think it is possible to increase the deduction and thus bring about lower rates. The matter will not bo agitated until after the fall elec tion, as the association members desire to keep the matter out of politics. An effort may be made to have additional Improve ments made in the fire department to bring about a reduction in the rates. TALK OF JOHN R. ALLEN. A Ituninr that He Will Hend nn In dependent City Ticket. A petition Is being circulated to have the name of John R. Allen placed on the ticket at the city election as an independent can didate for mayor. Mr. Allen Is a Repub lican and two years ago was defeated for the nomination for mayor by Charles A. Bookwalter. In osder to have Mr. Allens name put on the ticket the petition would have to be signed by 2.7) voters and filed ten days prior to the election. Mr. Allen intimated yesterday afternoon that he would not consent to become a candidate even in the event the petition was filed. He will not allow himself to become the tool of Democrats, his friends say, and will only become a candidate in the event that he was called upon by a large number of Republican voters. Another reason stated for Mr. Allen not becoming a candidate Is the fact that in the event of Mr. Bookwalter's t-lection he would in all probability be made chairman of the Board of Public Works. His ap pointment to this position has been dis cussed by Republican leaders for some time. Candidates Who .Spent So Money. August Tamm, Democratic nominee for city clerk, Luke Walpole, defeated candi date for police judge, and Guilford A. Dcltch, a defeated candidate for council man, yesterday filed expense accounts with the city clerk, shov ing that neither of the candidates had expended a cent In their canvasses. Robert Madden, nominated for councilman at large, spent $3.25 for print ing and 25 cents for cigars, and Gustave J. T. Meyer, nominated for councilman in the Fourteenth ward, expended $12 for cigars and $S for buggy hire. ot n Ileer Campaign. The chairmen of both the Republican and Democratic city committees have an nounced that they do not intend to pay any money for beer in the present campaign. Both say they will endeavor to make the campaign as clean as possible. BROWN COUNTY ELATED. Prospect for Kleetrle Communication with This City. The proposed electric line from Indian apolis to Brown county seems to be a reality. Wealthy land owners along the proposed route, especially near Trafalgar, are excited over the project and pledge from $10,000 to $12.(XX) in $1.000 lots toward it. Four townships in Johnson and Brown counties will give a 2 per cent. tax. which will almost be sufficient to build the line. Mr. Irvln, of Columbus, estimates the cost at about $4.000 .a mile and Is deeply in terested. The route will be through Stone's Crossing, Bargersville. Trafalgar and then either through Samaria and Spearsville or MorRantown. to Georgetown, thence to Nashville. It has been said that the Mc Fadden brothers will take JlöO.000 stock. Money for VotliiK Machines. The County Commissioners will ask the County Council, which convenes Monday, to make an appropriation of $00.000 to pur chase voting machines for the next fall election. The commissioners figure on pur chasing one hundred machines at $tf)0 each. The amount thatwill be asked to run the county will be IW"). This general esti mate includes a stone arch bridge over Fall reek on College avenue. Spool Cotton, white only, none to pj n dealers, 12 spools for Mosquito Bar, 7-4 wide, same as sold elsewhere as a bargain at oc, 3 1 basement, a yard ö"2w Dress stays, all size, a chance for c dressmakers, 0 in each set, for. . . C The Sale of Bedding Still continues. A wonderful moncy-savinp; sale for housekeepers. Immense stock of Sheets, Cases, Blankets, Comforts, Spreads, bought in quantities at the lowest prices wc have ever owned them. AN EARLY BUYER SAVES MONEY. Lonsdale Muslin, the genuine arti cle, factory remnants, every piece has the regular mill stamp on it yard UC Bed Spreads. Full size, crochet quilt hemmed, good AH weight, each TTI C Bed Spreads. This lot consists mostly of factory samples, Mar seilles patterns, extra sizes among this lot, values (JJ g"f up to $2.25, for, each. J)lüU Bed Spreads. A grand lot of as sorted Spreads from factory, reg ular retail price $1.50; AO tins lot goes for sOC Fine Cotton Blankets. Teazle down finish, full 104 size, very high-colored border, pair ... 07C Blankets, Cotton Shaker very fine Krade, 11-4 size, a regular AO $1.35 grade, pair .... ,..VÖC Bed Pillows, mixed feathers, full three pounds to each pillow, genuine A. C. A. ticking, iA each 4"C Comforts, very fine, contain white rose cotton, full size, (i AJ ruffled all around, each plyO Comforts, hand-made silko line, 72x80, contain fine white cotton, elaborate fig- f PA ures, each SPECIAL FRIDAY BASEMENT BARGAINS Napkins, fine German bleached, fringed, beautiful quality, OQr good size, 6 for JLJ Xanlcins 3 Linen Napkins, yfQ- big s'ze, lull bleached, (5 for w- r Linen Damask, 2 yards wide, fine imported goods, Söc value, CfN yard at JVV Linen Dauusk, two yards wide, heavy unbleached, worth almost QOp double this price, yard JUL Turkey Red Damask, factory samples. Ii4xl2, good for Napkins, etc.; think of such a low price, o pieces for. kJ FIRMS WILL NOT CHANGE HOUSE 31 A II KET "WILL HKMAl.N AT I MON STOCICYAHDS. Member of the Wnrinnn, Illnek t Chnmlterlaln Company Object ed to ew Proposition. 'It was a "survival of themten," said Tresldent Samuel Rauh, of the Union stockyards, last night in discussing the announcement that the Blair & Baker Horse Company and Warman, Black & Chamberlain had abandoned the proposed change from the Union yards to the Inter state yards. "I am not entirely conversant with the facts in the case," continued Mr. Rauh, "but it seems that the alleged contracts made by the two horse firms to move to the Interstate yards were not complete that is, they did not have the signatures of all the parties concerned in the deal, and therefore I understand were not valid. Both firms had a five-year contract with us, with an option for five years longer, and as the first five years expire this fall both firms have signified their intention of taking advantage of the option and remaining at the Union yards another five years. "We will make improvements at the yards for both firms by adding new stalls and making the barns more commodious. We will also construct a covered passage way for the loading and unloading of horses. We have ofTcred the firms all the inducements necessary." Mr. Rauh was asked If the Union yards will pay any damages that may be asked by the Interstate people for the firms not moving to their yards, and he said the Union yards would not pay any such dam ages or claims. A. S. Lockard. of the Interstate yards, said last night he did not know just what action the Interstate company would take in the matter and would not know until he consulted their attorney and D. P. Erwin, president of the company, who will return probably this week. He said he believed the Union yards used consider able money to induce the two horse firms to remain there. It is Faid the change was not made be cause men Interested In the Warman, Black & Chamberlain Company refused to give their consent to make the change and the matter had to be abandoned, it. L.. Blair, of Blair & Baker, said last night that the contract had not been signed to remain at the Union yards, but there was no question that both firms will remain at their old stands. DEFIED BY GIRL STRIKERS. Hammond Employes Pay Xo Attention to Judge Baker's Order. Word comes from Chicago to this effect: "Woes confront the femlntne strikers at the Vi. B. Conkey plant In Hammond. If they quit they are spanked; if they don't they are forsaken by their sweethearts. "At the meeting of the striking bindery girls held In their lodge hall last evening Frances Aftnew. one of the strike leader, told of an irate German father who. after parental admonition to his four girls had failed, led the strike adherents into a rear room and there administered chastisement they had not experienced for many years. 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Bleached Sheets, 2tfx2 yards, full size; factory did not hem this lot, consequently this low price, each t)ÖC Bleached Sheets, 2x29 2-inch hem, soft finish, no dressing, a grand opportunity for hotel and boarding house keepers, ' each ö i C Unbleached Sheets, 2jfx2; fac tory did not hem this lot, fine Sea Island sheeting, IZn each Out Cotton Blankets, white Domct blankets, with fancy col- A. ored border, pair OsC Linen Damask, factory samples, 23x15, can be used for napkins and C?f many other purposes, each at.. OL Bleached Damask, 62 inches wide, fac tory remnants, j to 3 Off yards each vL Bleached Damask, (1 inches wide, lull bleach, beautiful patterns, j) Toweling, all-linen, bleached and un bleached, full width, pure lin en, imported quality, yard OL Towels, bleached buck, fast edges, good size, double weight, Cr each OL herself and her fiance, Oscar Holke, was ended. "Determination to remain steadfast was the sentiment voiced by the girls, and pick ets were selected who will take their places about the forbidden grounds of the plant to-day and openly defy the injunction or der of Judge Baker. "The meeting of the girls was attended by James Bowman, president of the Chi cago Federation of Labor, who told them that the sympathies and financial aid of the female trades unionists and their male companions were extended to them." Girls Demand Donble WflRri. HAMMOND, Ind., Aug. 29.-In the face of Judge Baker's Injunction, twenty-seven pressmen who arrived at the W. B. Conkey Company's printing plant were surrounded by strikers to-day and persuaded not to go to work. No threats were made by the strikers; neither was any effort made by the company's officials to enforce the In junction. The girl strikers to-day called on Mr. Conkey and demanded that their wages be doubled before they call off their strike. MSBJSSaBSSMSMBHBBBBaBiS MACHINISTS' UNION HALL. It Is Opened with nn Enjoyable Smoker Parry Employes. The Machinists Union last night opened its new hall, at the corner of Alabama and Washington streets, with a well-attended smoker. It was an open meeting and mem bers of other labor organizations and non union men were invited to attend. There was no set programme, but addresses were made by Edwin Gould. M. T. Butler, Ed ward Barry, K. J. Collins and William H. Tice. The Crescent Mandolin Club fur nished music. The machinists also made arrangements for the Labor day parade and will provide some sort of uniform for the occasion. The union expects to have fully nine hundred of Its members In line. Conference with Parry Men. The movement to organize the employes of the Parry Manufacturing Company Is still secretly going on, and last night Pres ident John Feltman, of Central Eabor Union, held a. meeting with two hundred of the men to talk over the organization of a union. Mr. Feltman says he held an enthu siastic meeting, and that he now feels con fident the plant will be organized. Mother" Jones Here. "Mother" Jones, an official organizer of the United Mine Workers, Is in the city for a few days, resting after a long cam paign among the miners and children in the factories ,of the East and South. She will leave to-morrow for Cleveland, O., where she will deliver an address Labor day. Weather Bureau Officials Adjourn. MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Aug. 29. The con vention of the Weather Bureau officials came to a close to-day with a section de voted to brief responses by Invitetd guest?, who spoke from the topic, "As Others See Us." The remarks were of a highly eulo gistic character In praise of officials of the United States Weather Bureau. Among those who took part were Laverne W. Noyes, of Chicago: T. E. Orr. of Pitts burg; Judge Charles E. Dyer, of Milwaukee, and Rev. Father F. L. Odenbach, of Cleve land. At a banquet to-night Secretary of Aprl- culture James Wilson responded to the toast. "What Science Has Done for the American Farmer." i i Calm Day" at Dnffalo. BUFFALO. N. Y.. Aug. ).-Cuba day at the exposition was a grand success. The exercises held in its honor In the Temple of Music began with the Cuban national hymn and ended with the "Star-spangled Banner" and three cheers for the stars and stripes. On the stage sat all the Cuban commissioners, with their wives and many representatives of Latin American nations. Commissioner Faires, of Cuba, presided. Fans, fancy Japanese Folding Fans, each , IC Comfort rrint. 5,000 yards fac- Ar tory remnants, GjjC grade .... "Jw Oilcloth, .71-inch wide, fancy I -patterns, a yard 12 w Men's Seamless Sox, yarn mix- J? tures, pair, OC IUI Towels, bleached Bath Towels, extra heavy and large, double-fin- J ish, each 1 vL Bleached Toweling, just the thing for kitchen use, twilled, fast 01 edges, yard t S"jL Wash Cloths, bleached, fast edge all around, 4 for OL Mosquito Bar, 1? yards via all col ors, you all know the regu- Q 1 lar price, yard O 2 L Toilet Soap, pure cocoa oil soap, pure white, genuine article, five cakes for' , OL BURTON F. WATTS DEAD IT OCCtltnED SUDDENLY AT HIS II03IE 0. XORTII EAST STREET. He Had neen HI for About Thre "Weeks A Prominent Mem ber of the Bar. Burton F. Watts, a well-known attorney, dropped dead at his home, 704 North East street, about 6:30 yesterday evening. For three weeks Mr. Watts had been confined to the house with stomach trouble In tke form of gastritis, and several times he had trouble in breathing, but the attacks wer not of such a serious character as to causa alarm. He had to remain on his feet all the time in order to breathe. Yesterday evening, while standing In the doorway be tween two rooms, he suddenly straightened and pitched forward to the floor. Before physicians could reach him he was dead. Mr. Watts was forty-nine years old and had been practicing at the bar in this city for twenty-five years. He was a nativa of Scotland and came to this country when he was twenty years old. He was a mem ber of several lodges and the Marlon Coun ty Bar Association. He was identified In particular with the Golden Cross, and wat the noble commander of Star Commandery, of this city. Mr. Watts was also retained as attorney for the Supreme Lodge In liti gation now pending at Muncle, and was to have had a conference with the supreme of hers Sunday, the day now set for his funeral. Iast night was the meeting night for Star Commandery, and the lodjce had been called to order and was waiting for him when the announcement of his drat 11 was made to the lodge. A committee was sent to the home to express sympathy to the widow and family. Mr. Watts was also a member of Hall-place Methodift Church, and a number of the members also called at the home after his death. A widow, son and daughter survive him. The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Assessment of Rollins: Stock. On account of the limited session of th State Tax Board the rolling stock of th interurban companies In the city was not taxed. City Controller Dunn Is protesting and Fays It should be taxed In order that the city may have the revenue. Tha total amount of the taxables would aggregate about $15.000 a year. The companies . af fected would be the Broad Ripple. Green wood and Oreenfteld lines, a sneered at It.OW. 12.000 and $l.o a mile, re spectlvel). Women at Indiana State Fair. The women of Indiana are the best patrons of the State Fair, and the. man agement has kept this fact In mind In ar- ranfilns the programme for the week of Sept. 16. The wromen will nnd the fair re plete with events of Interest to them. There will be two concerts a day at the art building and the Indianapolis Military Hand will glee concerts during the race The Sou?a Band concerts Sept. IS and li afternoon and evening, the Odd FellowV prize drills, horse, cattle, poultry. Hower and fruit shows are only a few of the many features that will attract the interest of the women. Lest You Korjjot We Say It Yet- Uneeda Biscuit I i