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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
I Do your trading before 12:30 j
Pettis Dry Goods Co.
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
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.
162 and 164 North Illinois Street.
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.
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.
Benjamin F. CHne and family have re
turney from a seven weeks' sojourn at
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
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.
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 :
KlllIluitSMAintNS CO J&J&a
(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
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.
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.
Cornelius D. Herring et al. vs. Fred
O. Mozier et al. Fulaski C. C. Appellant's
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.
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
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.)
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.
it will nn cELnmiATF.n iiy mil
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.
"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
"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
"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 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
m i
133 ..
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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-
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
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
"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.
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.
"in another part of the hall the plrls din
cussed the troubles of Isabella Itutledge.
known as the belle of the bindery room,
who, refusing to heed the strike order, was
told that the friendship existing between
Machine Thread, soft finish, better r -than
Kings, 3 spools for uv
Fatrbank's Santa Claus Soap, bar, 2c
Toilet Soap, Joseph S. Kirks gen- j"
uine Castile Soap, 3 bars.... ....OL
Apron Gingham, staple checks, 5
yard OU
Bleached Muslin, 36 inches wide,
soft finish, factory rem
nants, 2 to 5 yards each, J
yard., ts2w
Bleached Cambric, 36 inches wide,
the well-known Hope cambric,
fine soft finish, factory IZv
remnants, yard OC
Gray Blankets, double, high col
ored border, fast edges,
Pillow CaSCS, 42x36, made of fine
pillowcase muslin, wide n
hem öv
Pillow CaSCS, 42x36. This lot con
sists of all high grade, made of
sheeting remnants New York
Mills, Dwigkt Anchor, Pcquot
Atlantic Mills, etc.,
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
"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
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
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
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
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

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