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TOE INDIANAPOLIS JOURXAL, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1902.
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STflJTH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.
It I Incorporated to Ilalld Klectrlc
The Smith Construction Company was
Incorporated yesterday with a capital stock
of $23.0u. and Arthur Ii. Hogue, Amory T.
Irwin and Edward G. Hendrickson as di
rectors. The company Is one of the branch
concerns of Charles Fink-y Smith's inter
urban enterprises, and Its purpose is to
construct electric railways. The Indianap
olis and Western Traction Company, Mr.
Smith's lnterurban company that will con
struct, a road from Indianapolis to Plaln-
fleld and Danville. Increased Its capital
stock from $lJ.ooJ to $.Vjo.m. The construc
tion company will do the work for the lnter
urban lines controlled by Mr. .Smith.
The Connersville Furniture Company In
corporaed with $75. capital. The di
rectors are Charles Mount, Kdpar I). John
ston. Daniel Y. Roots. Edward V. Hawkins.
James C. Mount. Edward 1. Hawkins and
Tin capital stock of the A. B. Mewhinney
Company, Terre Haute manufacturing con
fectioners, is given at The directors
are Albert It.. Emiline V.., Ormar C. and
Charles A. Mevhtnney and Albert C. Ageng.
The Itasca Tribe. No. 251'. improved Order
of Red Men. of Indianapolis, incorporated
with Robert 1'edlow. James Raugh and
Alonzo Pierson named as trustees.
Two foreign companies incorporated, the
Interstate Uns and Oil Company, of South
Dakota, capital JTU'. represented in In
diana. $20.n . anil the Security Warehous
ing Company, of New York, capital $2f,ouO,
represented In Indiana. J5.m).
STONE BRIDGE FAVORED.
Commercial Club Directors Alwo Op.
pose u Smnll Army lot.
At a meeting of the board of directors of
the Commercial Club, held at noon yester
day, a resolution was adopted recommend
Ins that the new bridge to be built over
White river at Washington street be con
structed of stone. The resolution was as
"Resolved. That we earnestly recommend
the building of a stone bridge, not less
than ninety feet In width, over White river
at Washington street without delay. And.
further. It is the sense of this board that
the -brUsre be built by the county."
The directors of tho club will make a
protest to the secretary of war against the
establishment of a small army post at the
arsenal In this city. A request was made
to the directors yesterday along this line.
Those who are opposed to the plan of es
tablishing a post here reason that it would
probably be a three or four company post
which would practically be a school for re
cruits and might h under the command of
noncommissioned oRlcers. "Such a body of
men in the midst of a city constitutes a
much more dimoult problem L; the matter
of control and discipline so far as the com
munity Is concerned." it is argued, "than
a large army post stationed some ndUs
Trom the city. In fact the arsenal grounds
are thoroughly unsuitable from th citi
zen standpoint and. we believe, from the
standpoint of the War Department."
At the meeting of the directors an invita
tion was received from a stoker enmnanv
requesting the club to send a committee to
Chicago ard InvestlR-ate some stokers now
In use at the Union Stockyards there.
Temperance Revival Meetings.
There were good-sized audiences yester
day afternoon and last night at the second
day's meeting of the revival services being
held under the auspices of Marlon county
VS. C. T. U. superintendents. At thp meet.
ing yesterday afternoon Mrs. Evertson.
president of the countv orc:inlMH.n r,.
elded. She gave an addrcs in which she
potce on tn bbath school work of the
orranixation. Mrs. Houghton, of Richmond.
State and national ovanceliüt. alrk nnu'
Mrs. Houghton's remarks consisted mainly
of a review of Rible work.
At lat night's meeting Mrs. Houghton
again gave an address. Her talk consisted
of a rer.nrt of the work done bv her as an
evangelist. Special music is "being fur
Elsned by the Murphy league choir. The
meetings wm De neia each afternoon and
evening or mis weK.
The directors of the Indianapolis Fire In
guranre Company have dt-clurrd a semi
annual dividend of per cent, on the
canltil stock, payable leb. 10. to the Dir
ons holding such stock on Jan. 23. and no
transfers shall be made upon th stock
ledger between sau dates.
JOHN M. SPANN. Secretary.
STREET CARS BURNED
ax i:arly Moinnr. fihk at tiik
company's pownii iioisi:.
The Traffic of the Company Wnn In
terfered with "When the Ther
mometer Wnm at Zero.
TOTAL LOSS MAY REACH $30,000
FIIli: DEPARTMENT KEPT IltSY FOR
Ln on rower Home and Car Fnlly
Covered by Insurance- New
Curs In Readiness.
A fire at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning
at the Ixulsiana-strert car barns caused a
loss of about $3o,0ö0, serious inconvenience
to street car patrons, who waited and shiv
ered in the cold, and a general crippling of
the street car service. Ten cars were de
stroyed or damaged so they could not be
The fire started in what Is called the
washroom, and it Is thought from an elec
tric heater used In the cars running on
English avenue and West Washington
street. The fire had good headway when
discovered and spread rapidly to other
cars. Owing to the Inability to get cars
across the West Washington-street bridge
the barns were crowded with cars. Fortu
nately for the company and the public,
there were a large number of street car
mpn waiting about In the barns and that
locality at the time the fire broke out, and
their efforts to save the cars In the
stables resulted in a congested condition of
the tracks on South Illinois street, to which
they were rushed. This blockading of cars
prevented cars which were running on the
lines from getting around the loop and
many patrons waited and waited until they
became tired and then v.alked.
The barns on Louisiana street are large
and covered with a sheetlron roof and a
skylight. There was a good draft through
the building, and when the lire department
arrived there was apparently little pros
pect of saving the structure or contents.
The west ends of the barns are open and
the firemen were able to get streams of
water directly on the fire, and in a short
time It was tinder control. The heat was
so creat that heavy steel girders were soft
ened and bent of their own weight, those
supporting the roof bending down so they
almost touched the tops of the cars.
THE SERVICE IMPAIRED.
Street car service In all parts of the city
was impaired because j of damage to the
current wires. Many lines yesterday were
short of cars, among them being the "West
Indianapolis, the Indiana-avenue, the Alabama-street,
the East Tenth-street, Irv
lngton and Stockyards lines. One of the
Irvington cars was a new double-truck car,
built at a cost of about $5,000. The other
cars cost about $2,500 eich. The motors of
the cars are the most expensive parts, and
if these can be repaired or are found to be
uninjured the loss will be much less than
Mr. McGowan, president of the street
railway company, said twenty cars of the
double-truck kind had been built at Cin
cinnati and might be put Into service in a
few days. Most of them are finished with
the exception of the trimmings.
The company la fully protected against
loss by insurance. The company carries
$3S7.150 on its equipment and buildings. The
insurance is divided as follows:
Firemen's Fund $15.000
Thurlngia ..... 10,000
Insurance Co. of North America.... 25.000
Commercial Union 25,000
Scottish Union 25.0o0
Liverpool. London and Globe 25.000
Indianapolis Fire 25,000
Milwaukee Mechanics 25.0K
Pennsylvania Fire 25,000
London Assurance 25,0)0
Fire Association 20.000
Royal Exchange 10,000
The damage to the barns was estimated
CONCERT AND DANCE.
O'Connell Club's Function for Knights
of Father Mathew Roys' Rrlxade.
To-night, in Tomllnson Hall, a benefit
concert and dance will be given for the
members of the Knights of Father Mathew
Boys' v Brigade: Tho affair is under the
auspices of the O'Connell Club, the social
feature of the Bessonles Commander',
Knights of Father Mathew. The concert
will begin at S o'clock. The programme for
the concert will consist of a number of
selections by a concert graphophone, a vo
cal solo. "Under the Shade of the Shelter
ing Palm." by Thomas Gibson; sleight-of-hand
work by "Stanley;" contralto solo,
"Bedouin Love Song." by Miss Jessie
Lewis; a violin solo by Ellis Levy; Miss
Lillian Adam will give a vocal solo.
"Dream of Love;" J. Russell Powell will
sing "Sail Ho," and Miss Bertha Cameron
will act as accompanist.
Following are the officers for the dance:
Chief, William H. Gibson; assistants,
Thomas Gillespie and James Mahoney;
aids. John Barrett, John McCool, David
Newman. Harry Doyle, Edward Doyle.
Tatrick J. Kelleher, Steven Murphy and
James Iretton. Mr. I. C. Carney will act
as concert director.
BRYS0N ON SAFETY BOARD.
He Will Re Appointed to Succeed Cnpt.
W. E. English.
Robert H. Bryson has been selected by
Mayor Bookwalter to succeed Capt. Wm.
E. English on the Board of Public Safety.
The announcement was semi-officlally
given out yesterday, and it is understood
that the appointment will take effect at
once. Conrad Keller, formerly a member
of Council, at present a member of the
Board of Safety, becomes president of the
board by Captain English's resignation.
Mr. Bryson is a member of the Marion
Club and an energetic Republican party
man. His fame as a bowler is not con
lined to Indianapolis. In business he is the
local manager tor the Fleischmann Yeast
Company, of Cincinnati.
Talk of Tracks on Ohio Street.
The Indianapolis Street-railway Company
may be asked to lay tracks on Ohio street,
between Pennsylvania and Illinois streets,
it Is probable that the street-car company
will resist the order.
RULING IN JENNINGS CASE.
It Favors Two Plaintiffs, n Judge and
Judge Baker, of the United States Court,
yesterday made an Important ruling in the
suit of David A. Jennings against Ell W.
Menaugh and others to recover $20YW0
damages for alleged acts of persecution
said to have lecn committed at Salem.
Washington county, where Jennings for
merly lived. Some time ago the defendants
filed demurrers to the complaint, which are
in tventy-on paragraphs. Judge Baker
passed on these demurrers yesterday.
By the court's decision the alleged acts
of malicious persecution charged against
D. W. Alspaugh and J. R. Berkey, two of
the defendants, are practically eliminated
from the controversy. Berkey was a Jus
tice of the peace, and Alspaugh a Judge of
the court. In his decision Judge Baker
holds that some of the other paragraphs
are not libelous. Especially Is this true of
the twenty-first paragraph, where damages
are asked on account of a certain publica
tion in a local paper. The paper, it was
claimed, alluded to the alleged efforts of a
Chicago collection agency to collect money
from Jenninn -.
DEATH OF ISO AH W. KUMLER
coxxECTr.n with damgl Stewart
nni'GHOl'SB MANY YEARS.
The Rcensed Was Rorn In Rntler
County, Ohio, in Percy
' II. Rosier Dead.
Noah W. Kumler died at his home. 131S
North Meridian street, yesterday afternoon
from a stroke of paralysis. His health
failed in 1S3S, and since that time he has
been feeble. When taken suddenly worse
yesterday Dr. Haynes was called, but Mr.
Kumler was dead before the physician ar
rived. Mr. Kumler was born In Butler county,
Ohio, Feb. 8, 1S27. He was married to Eliz
abeth Oblinger on Sept. 20, 1M3. Two chil
dren were born to them, Clarence R. and
Charles G. Kumler. The latter died May
4, ISM. Mr. Kumler was in the wholesale
drug business In Cincinnati from 1S53 to
1S61. He afterward was in business in Day
ton, O., until 1SCS. He moved to Indian
apolis, and was connected with the Daniel
Stewart Drug Company from 1S72 to 1S9S.
Mr. Kumler was a member of the Taber
nacle. Church. The funeral services will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
his late residence. The remains will be
placed In the Crown Hill Cemetery vault,
and later will be Interred at German
PERCY II. ROZIEIl DEAD.
He Und Ilccn In W. H. ifturford' Em
ploy for Thirty-Five Years.
Percy II. Rozier died yesterday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at St. Vincent's Hospital, from
inflammatory rheumatism. He had been III
ten days. He was fifty-one years old and
had been in the jobbing department of
the W. B. Burford printing plant thirty
five years. He was born in this city. He
never was married. He had apartments in
the building at the southeast corner of
Washington and Alabama street. His two
brothers. Edward and John Rozier, and his
sister, Mrs. Mary E. Haught, live in thl3
city. Arrangements for the funeral have
not been made.
Death of Louis J. Ripley.
Louis J. Ripley, formerly of this city, but
late of Chicago, died Sunday at Fort Madi
son, la. Mr. Ripley was formerly con
nected with the Foster Lumber Company in
this city. Some time ago he severed his
connection with that firm to become the
Indiana representative of the Hynes Lum
ber Company, of Chicago. He traveled
much for the latter company. Mr. Ripley
was a brother of Warwick H. Ripley, an at
torney of this city, and C. 1. Ripley, of
Terre Haute. He leaves a widow and one
Hums Pntal to Sirs. Kuhn.
Mrs. Nanette Kuhn, seventy years of age,
who was severely burned Monday morning
at her home, died yesterday morning as the
result of her Injuries. The funeral will be
held Saturday afternoon, the service being
delayed awaiting the return of a son who
is in California.
TOYS FOUND IN WINDPIPES
IRON DOG REMOVED FROM CHILD'S
TIinOAT BY DR. JOHN OLIVER.
An Important Surgical Invention of
Dr. W. X. WIshard X-Rny
Treatment of Cancer.
Dr. W. N. Wishard has devised an in
strument for the treatment surgically of
tumors and obstructions of the bladder,
which the local surgeons term truly re
markable and which marks a distinct ad
vance in modern surgical methods. Dr.
Wishard exhibited his invention Jast night
at the meeting of the Marion County Med
ical Society and explained its use and pur
pose. Hitherto, Dr. Wishard pointed out,
surgeons have had to grope somewhat
blindly In treating tumors or growths in
the bladder, having had no better instru
ment than the Bottlnl cautery, which, be
cause of its length, necessarily affected the
precision and delicacy of the surgeon's
sense of touch. By a study of the neces
sities of the case Dr. Wishard evolved a
tube, in the use of which the whole in
terior of the bladder is completely illumi
nated by a vlny Incandescent lamp at the
tube's end. The surgeon is enabled to use
the knife with absolute accuracy. After
Dr. Wlshard's explanation he was congrat
ulated by a number of physicians and sur
geons present, many of whom had knowl
edge of extremely successful operations
where the new Instrument had been used.
A fact mothers have been acquainted
with since the world began, that nothing is
too queer or unusual to find its way to a
child's mouth was demonstrated by the re
port of odd cases made last night by Dr.
John Oliver, professor of surgery at the
Indiana Medical College. Dr. Oliver was
called by frightened parents not long ago
to relieve the suffering of a child that had
swallowed a small toy. Preliminary ex
amination failed to disclose the nature of
the foreign substance and a delicate oper
ation had to be performed in the windpipe.
The result was that Dr. Oliver succeeded
in removing from the windpipe a small
iron dog that had become tightly wedged
there. A singular coincidence was that
within a very short time afterwards he
was called to attend another child who had
done exactly the same thing, and he re
moved from the second youngster's throat
a little toy dog. A third operation which
resulted successfully was the removal of
the iron tip of a lead pencil from the throat
of another child. While Dr. Oliver was
explaining the nature of the cases a med
ical wag in the rear of the room inquired
very seriously If any symptoms of hydrp
phobia had been discovered.
X-RAY TREATMENT OF CANCER.
Among the subjects discussed at last
night's meeting was the value of creosote
in treating consumptives. It was held that
while cures do not always result there is
no question that a considerable advance in
the welfare of the patient may be had by
the use of creosote. Cancer and the meth
ods of treating It was also discussed.
That th most virulent cancers can be
advantageously treated, If not entirely
cured, by the use of the X-Ray is the be
lief of Dr. Lillian A. Crockett, who pre
sented to the society last night the report
of a case in which she had been very suc
cessful in Its use. Dr. Crockett said that
she undertook the treatment of a patient
recently who came to her seeking relief
from a cancer of long standing and of a
particularly difficult species. By the ap
plication of the X-Ray Dr. Crockett has
worked a practical cure. Dr. John Oliver
toid the society of a remarkable instance
of the etficacy of the X-Ray as applied to
cancerous sores. In a single night, he said,
all suppuration and liquid Impurity had
been eliminated from a cancer which he
had treated with ly. Charles Wright and
the wound was found clean and dry the
next morning. Dr. Wynne agreed that the
X-Ray may be used with exceedingly good
results. Dr. A. W. Brayton remarked that
some of the best-known surgical authori
ties hold that cancer is of parasitic origin,
and therefore undoubtedly amenable to
complete eucccssful treatment by the use
of the X-Ray.
Nsr Pianos $1& and up at Wulachner'a.
HOTEL LOBBY GLEANINGS
ALBERT LIEDER AND JOSEIM! C.
SCHAF RETURN II03IE.
While In IVanhlriKton They IrRed n
Redaction In the Wnr Tax on
Deer Hotel Visitors.
.Albert Lieber, president and general man
ager of the Indianapolis Brewing Company,
and Joseph C. Schaf, president of the
American Brewing Company, have returned
from Washington and New York. They
went East In the interest of the war tax
on beer which the brewers are Industriously
trying to have removed. "The first revenue
to be raised for the expenses of the Spanish-American
war." said Mr. Lieber yester
day, "was placed on the brewers for the
reason that It could be done quickly. It
costs the government not one penny extra
to collect the brewers' war tax for the
reason that it requires no extra help. It only
being necessary to change the stamp from
$1 to 12. The brewers paid the tax cheer
fully, believing that as soon as the war
was over the tax would be taken off. Thir
ty million dollars have been collected in
excess of what the Spanish-American war
cost. The government is to-day still col
lecting 60 cents a barrel war tax, the rev-,
enue only having been reduced 25 cents a
barrel since July 1, 1901. The only Industry
and one of the greatest of the land that
is not sharing in the prosperity of the coun
try is the brewing industry, owing to the
excessive taxation of the war revenue. If
the brewers are not prosperous now where
will their" industry be should the general
wave of prosperity go tho other way?
Since the Spanish-American war three
hundred breweries of the l.SOO in the United
States have taken the benefit of the bank
ruptcy law and nre in the hands of re
ceivers. Of course, they are the smaller
and weaker concerns. It Is simply mak
ing a monopoly for the rich. Beer has be
come the national beverage of America
and this is a blessing. Every nation Is
known by its stimulants. In Germany they
take beer and wine; in France wine and
absinthe; in England heavy ales, porter
nnd wines; in Holland, gin; In Turkey,
China, and in fact the Orient opium. Now
then it ought to be the duty of each na
tion to introduce the least harmful, or
most beneficial beverage. By this I mean
to say that the laws might be so framed
that that which Is best for the people
should be fostered. Tho criminal record
will show that crime Is less hideous when
milder beverages, such as beer and light
wines, are consumed by a nation. You can
also Judge a nation, as to its intelligence,
by what its stimulants are, and I think that
most people will agree that America, Ger
many, England and France are the most
enlightened in the world. . Take away a
bulky stimulant and you will drive those
that want it and they will get it when
they do want it to opium, morphine, etc.
If it were known, right from this city
opium is shipped in large quantities to lo
calities where they have local option which
is local prohibition.
"Since leaving Washington the ways and
means committee of the House has re
ported favorably on reducing all war taxes.
These, of course, include the tax that is
now collected trom the brewers, which will
reduce the internal revenue on beer to $1
a barrel. It is believed that the Senate
will concur in the House's action.
"I saw the President while in Washing
ton and was at his reception with Mrs.
Lieber. We found the President looking
exceedingly well, and he handled the multi
tude of people admirably. Senator Fair
banks is highly respected In Washington
and his influence and opinion go very far.
Jesse Overstreet, of the House, is also con
sidered very influential. In fact, the In
diana delegation in Congress is known to
stick together better In all matters of
great Import than the delegation from any
other State, and it is for this reason that
we may expect great things from this ses
sion." FRED IjAXDIS IN TOWN.
He Snys that Cass County Will Be
Solid for 1 1 1 in.
Frederick Landis, of Logansport, was at
the Hotel English last night, having come
to the city on legal business. Incidentally
he attended the theater. Mr. Landis says
he Is in the congressional race in the Elev
enth district to win. He declares that Cass
county will be solidly for him in the con
vention from start to finish, notwithstand
ing the statements to the contrary. "The
stories about Cass county giving part of its
vote to Major Steele," said Mr. Landis last
night, "emante fror people who, under
ordinary circumstances, would . be my
friends, but who, under present circum
stances, are forced to be my political op
ponents." Mr. Landis is down for a speech at the
Lincoln League banquet at Terre Haute
next week. He says that "Jlmmle" Cotner,
his former law partner, will soon leave
for Oklahoma, where he wifl take up a
permanent residence. He will locate at a
town called Muscoge. Mr. Cotner was a
Democratic member of the Indiana House
of Representatives last winter. While here
he was given the title of "The Little Min
ister," because of ms resemblance to Robert
Edeson, the man that played the part of
the "Little Minister" with Maude Adams.
J. D. NEW.MAN IN THE CITY.
He Had n Successful Season with
J. D. Newman, who for ten seasons has
been the general agent for the Gentry dog
and pony show, was in town last night.
Mr. Newman has arranged to go with Gen
try again this coming season. The show
will open in the South some time in March.
Newman indulged in a little side attrac
tion this winter and early in the season
organized a company to play the old time
comedy, "Alvin Joslyn." The company Is
still on the road and has been fairly suc
cessful. "Alvin Joslyn" will close In April.
Next season Newman will try the comedy
line again with a new attraction. It will
be called "Two Strange Men." and will be
plaved by a company of twelve people.
Newman can see a rosy future in store for
this comedy. "Think of the advertising
possibilities with that title," he remarked
last night. "For instance one would see in
a barber shop 'Two Strange Men Shave
Here,' or in a hotel a placard announcing
that 'Two Strange Men Board Here.' There
is no limit to what could be said about
'Two Strange Men,' and I think there's a
barrel of money in it."
Trent for Stamp Collectors.
To-day will be an especial event for local
people who collect rare stamps. Mr. War
ren II. Colson, whose pockets fairly bulge
with philatelic rarities, will be at the Hotel
English representing a Boston stamp house.
Mr. Colson is the only man in the country
who travels exclusively In his line. He has
been on the road about three years. It is
customary for stamp dealers to make occa
sional trips in the interests of their busi
ness, but Mr. Colson's employers are the
only firm that has found it profitable
enough to keep a man on the road all the
time. Stamp cranks in Indianapolis have
had ample notice of his coming, and the
Hotel English is said to have been amply
prepared for a raid when Mr. Colson ar
rives. Building- t'p New Cnstle.
Eugene Bundy, of New Castle, who was
in town yesterday, says he will probably
not be connected with the Republican state
committee this year. Two years ago Mr.
Bundy spent a pood deal of time at head
quarters during the latter part of the cam
paign. He is busy practicing law at New
Castle and is helping build up the town.
There is an industrial company at New
Castle now that is doing a good deal in the
way of promoting the city's Interests. Mr.
Bundy expects to sec the place grow from
a town of 5.0U) to a city of 10.000 within the
next few years. The New Castle ieople
are offering land free to manufacturing
establishments that will locate there.
James Johns, of Tipton.
James Johns, of Tipton, one of the prom
inent Republicans of the Ninth district.
wa3 In town last night. Mr. Johns enjoys
the distinction of being one of the very
few men in Indiana who declined to ac
cept a reappointment as postmaster. He
decided he could not afford to be post
master again because his private business
needed his attention. He is at present en
gaged on a sewer contract at Sheridan.
Says He Is "Cntrbor" Champion.
Charles Weston, known as the "cowboy"
pool expert, is in the city staying at the
Stubbins Hotel. Weston has arranged a
match with H. P. Stoffp. to be rlayed at
Dan Smith's No. 117 North Illinois street,
to-night. It will be a match of 125 balls
continuous pool for $50 a side. Weston
comes from Montana. He says he has de
feated all the Western champions, and
holds the championship of thirty-rive
States. Weston and Stoffp wii play in the
world's championship tournament, which
takes place at Syracuse, N. Y., on Feb. 15.
Prominent Democrat In Town.
Mont M. Hathaway, an attorney of Wlna
mae, and one of the most rrominent Demo
crats in the Thirteenth district was at the
Grand Hotel yesterday. Mr. Hathaway
made the race for Congress against Mr.,
Brick the first time the latter became a
Isaac 31. Hamilton Will Attend.
Grant Mltchener, secretary of the Lincoln
League, has received word that Isaac Mil
ler Hamilton, president of the National
League of Republican Clubs, has accepted
an invitation to attend the Lincoln League
meeting at Terre Haute.
The. Indiana Democratic Editorial Asso
ciation will hold its midwinter meeting at
the Grand Hotei to-morrow. .
At the Hotels.
R. L. Deeson. of Elwood, was at the
Ira L. Beebe. of Washington, D. C, waJ a
guest at the Grand Hotel last night.
C. F. Bicknell, of Terre Haute, and Ernst
P. Blckneli, formerly secretary of the State
Board of Charities of Indiana, but now
associated in charitable work in Chicago,
were at the Hotel English last night.
DEAL FORMALLY CLOSED.
Coflln-Fletcher Packing: Compnny's
Alliance with Interstate Stockyards.
The deal by which the Coffin-Fletcher
Packing Company becomes Identified with
the Interstate Stock Yards Company was
consummated formally yesterday by the
transfer of the plant of the packing com
pany to the ownership of the Interstate
Company. Mr. Samuel H. Fletcher, of the
Coffin-Fletcher Company, said last night
that for a consideration of $50,000 the build
ings of the Coffin-Fletcher plant and the
lots on which they are located become the
property of the Interstate Stock Yards
Company. Mr. Fletcher is the president
of the Interstate, and the packing company
practically controls the stock of the Inter
state yards. The reasons which led the
Cotfin-Fletcher Company to leave the Union
Stock Yards and to purchase a controlling
interest in the Interstate yards have been
given to the public and Mr. Fletcher states
that there is nothing more than a formal
winding up of the deal involved in the
transfer recorded yesterday.
STREET CARS IN COLLISION.
Heavy Greenwood Car Crashes Into
an East Tenth-Street Car.
One of the heavy Greenwood lnterurban
cars crashed Into an East Tenth-street car
at Meridian and Washington streets last
night at 9 o'clock, badly wrecking the lat
ter. The lnterurban car was going west
and the East Tenth-street car was east
bound wThen the switch turned and threw
the latter directly in front of the Green
wood car. The side of the Tenth-street
car was crushed in, and Jacob Cohen, 421
Massachusetts avenue, the only passenger
on the car, was hurled against the stove
and severely bruised. The stove fell on his
foot, causing temporary paralysis. The
motorman was knocked against the side
of the vestibule and severely shaken, but
not seriously injured. The Greenwood car
was not injured. The crash caused a bad
wreck and it was some time before the
street was cleared.
"Woman Anxious About Brother.
Superintendent Taffe yesterday received
a letter from Miss Lela Hilllgoss, of Cor
sicana, Tex., asking for information re
garding her brother, Frank Hilllgoss, who
she thinks resides in this city. She says
she has not heard from him for many
years, but the last time she received a let
ter from him he lived here. There are six
families by the name of Hilligoss living in
MARDI GRAS FESTIVITIES.
Low Fare Via
To New Orleans, Mobile and Pensacola.
Tickets sold Feb. 3 to 9. Final return limit
Feb. 28. For full particulars call on ticket
agents or address W. W. RICHARDSON,
D. P. A., Indianapolis.
BIG FOUR ROUTE.
Mardl Gras Festivities.
$22.25 Ronnd Trip to Xew Orleans.
f20.S5 Round Trip to Mohtle.
Tickets on sale Feb. 3 to 9. Passengers
have choice of route via Clnolnnatl, Louis
ville, Mattoon or New Orleans. Call at Big
Four otfice or address 11. M. BRONSON,
A. G. P. A.
922.25, Xew Orleans and Return,
Via C, II. & D.
Tickets sold Feb. 3d-10th. final return lim
it Feb. 28th. Two trains daily.
CHICAGO AND FLORIDA SPECIAL.
f Magnificent Tullman service to St. Au
gustine, Fla., witnout cnange, via South
ern Ry. Only one night out. Observation
and dining cars. Finest trains in the
South. Address C. H. Hungerford, Dist.
Pass. Agent, 230 Fourth Ave., Louis
Feed your horse JANES'S Dustlesa Oats
Insure with German Fire Insurance of
Indiana, General offices 29 South Delaware
street. Fire, tornado and explosion.
W. W. Dark fc Co.
Insurance, loans, real estate. New, 2312. 147
East Market street.
Lanesenknmp Bros., Rrnss Works.
Founders and finishers. Brass railing work.
13S-142 U. Georgia it. Thone 12L.
Leo Lando, Manufacturing Optician.
Permanent location at 142 N. Pennsylvania it.
The amount of premiums received by the Amer
ican Central Life Insurance Company, of In
dianapolis, during Us nrst three years was f336.
?i3. The average amount of premium rectiveJ
by all the life insurance companies in the I nite-l
States during their first thre years was 1141.744.
We lead the average 11D3,1;9. We want experi
enced Kolicitors, and a?ure thm they can make
good commissions. Address or call uion Amer
ican Central Life, Newton Claypool building.
Whr let your horse shiver when you can buy
a wool blanket at 11.4? TECHKNT1N Si FRIE
IJEU. 136 K. Washington street.
Our Fifth Annual
Sterling Teaspoons CO cents and upward.
Sterling Desert Spoons $1 30 upward.
Odd Forks included in this sale.
Sale continues for a number of days.
Indiana's Leadlns Jevrelers.
No. IS East Washington Street.
I The Only National
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to please the dainty ap
petite. Substantial and satisfying-,
to nourish and sus
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Sold by all grocers.
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Made by the
Spoon and Fork Sale
NOW GOING ON AT
38 West Washington Street
Special prices this month on sterling sil
ver goods Knives, Forks and Spoons
Prices that beat them all. Don't miss this
sale. If you buy at Marcy's you know the
price is ripht
The Improved Victor
Furnace is indorsed for its great heat-producing
power. It has bsen manufactured
for over one hundred years. Call and ex-
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HARMON & HALL, 'MnM?.'
The H. T. Conde Implement Co.
"West Washington St.
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We just have a letter irom a de
signer in Chicago who says 'I like
your envelope. Are you lucky, or
is it hard -work to get things so they
look right? I have a fierce time of it."
CENTRAL PRINTING CO.
S0Z0D0NT Tooth Powder 25c
Good For Had Teeth,
Kot Dad For Good Teeth,
Five times as large as any other school to
this State. seconJ largest In the world.
Phone 1254. Monnment Plsee.
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WFCT TVniF0 PillyMful cnilsa to tha Troploa
TTLJ1 ItUlLJ byguebeo 8. S. t'o.'i Mall Stes.m
ship "Madlfcna." lesres New York Feb. 6 for st-iUr
cruue to lierranda, J'urto IUcot Cuba, AMndwsrd
Island to Barbados, Deruerara. i-te. tie) and up.
Ff nCTD 4 Ten Toureorerinjr All Principal Be
1 ItfUIUVA gort, la Florida, the "Iand of riowera,"
from JacksonTllle to iiej West. and u;.
HAVANA Annoal Tours to Cuba by "Ward IAae
nii Aufing February and March, with sec
tion returning- through yiorlda. 1 53 and f 118.
RFRWrHA Sailing ererr t Äars by Quebo 8. S.
DLUdlLUA r0.s fine Mall SteamaMps. COOKH
6 FECIAL PARTIES, April t and a. i9op.
dar. Our Ansaat tours to Japan lea re Baa
Francisco Fab. 15, Mar oh SI. Fares from 1900.
FUPflPF Spring- and Summer Tonrs, eorerlnjr tho
LUIWIL -wnoie of Europe, leare from April to
August. Fares, including All Expense, f !4 to lka
Illustrated Programmes, Information, etc., from
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