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I PAGES 1 TO 8. 1 FIRST PART. ESTABLISHED 182L INDIAXArOLIS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1893-TWELVE PAGES. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. w or, Claude Matthews Inaugu rated Chief Executive. He Will Servo the People for Four Years. Inaugural Ceremonies of an Impressive Character. A LARGE CROWD PRESENT. The Governor's Reception tat tha State House. A Vast Assembly of Brilliance and Beauty. The Great Building Never Looked So Imposing. TJie House and Senato Jointly Attend the Inaugural Ceremonies of Gor enior Matthews Croints Gather to See the New Chief" Kvecutivo Take the Oath of otTice Hi vino messing Invoked by the Itev. Joseph A. Mil hurn lt-Governor Chaso Delivers a Short Address A Great Dar. In the presence of 5 000 citizens of this täte, a nn-. wliom v. er a thousand "woiiitn, in the lower mrri lor of the tai- sV,: 'A'V toi bui'dir.g, enily decorated with the na tional . olors. th Urn Clonde Matthews was at 2:15 o'c ock Monday afternoon inaugurate I covernor ef Indian, and the Hon. Mort mer Xve a half Pour later took tht.'oath of or!cethatmde him lieutenant governor. The ceremonies were brief and eimn'e. The oath of olücc wan administered to Mr. Mat thews by Chief Justice Meinhard f the appellate c-mrt and to Mr. Nye by Judge McCabe of the r-urTeme coutt. The addre? of ih ne governor, which fol lowed hi inauguration, v as listened to attentively by the treat crown that fi led the rorr .lor, o-nioied the etairwavs and hung over the baliuatrader.-i. ea.'er to cati it very word tel in his rtti ud-s or giving an outline as to his future pniicv. A mor inau-pi-uou day fr the in Pta lation of a e v-rn'r into oilic could tict be imaL'in. d. It wa ii-agreeahle from diwn to .irk. Th- throngl. the !e h"eg I n-r.ches of the tre s ' ni th hut tlke of snow Mew through j lh-streets all day lor.-, and it reminded I cno ofapraire bbzzard. Tliere was no j ce-frtt on ot the pnta ad tav Iot.i. r.nd vhen the time for the reremomea arrived it vraa bluaterm,; and dark without althonzh It win but hort!y after thehonr il noon. Tiie Hajro on which the cere monies were hel 1 ws just un Jr tho l-iir rkviiy'it tliHt nua !v eta into the bui'd in a atrcainin flood of lirhtf but it afTorde-l little livht vesterdny mid a num ber cf incandr-fcent 1 irht wre kept burn loff near th itHe wiiidi hnd b-en erected. The fTOratiofn era not exttMiiv nor (rorjfeous. bjt thev we irno;n : their implicny. Up under the h-ne and te tieath the skylights tho national colora were draped in beauiifui foids. The second t'oor wm draped with Arte of large design and fro:n the l a tulnd-a -were impended hri!itly colore 1 Ixiotin- and fia (rrarefuily draped. The two eourta were drap'd v--ry ainr.lar. The one outh ot the lorn. where the ina iural eermoniea occurred, had the additional decoration o( th state aeal cn n lara eiikrn banner o' d blue. It was nim pen ted frm the baluairaJe above the platform. lioth riaium Attrntted. Doth hone) of the general assembly Attended the inauguration in a body. They met jutt prior to the time fixed fur their march to the scene o the cere monies. The eenate met at 1 :20 when the presi dent anno inced that it wan in order tor the me'riber to proceed to the place of inaugural. They were to hara Leea met . 1 I -'s S i 't h'&K&- '-""'7-' P in tbe corridor by the members of the house. The house convened at 1 :30. While in session a mcösencer from the eenate notitied it that tbe members of the latter bodr awaited it in tPe corridors. The house then adjourned to th corridor. The members arising and forming in twon marched out and took places in the line in rear of the senator. The band, stationed in the second cotridor, began playing when the members of the two bou.'n met. They man heil north to t e north stairway, thence down to the firgt corridor and on to the place of inaugural, where seats hid been prepared for them immediate y ia front of t fie platform. When thy arrived titers were a number of dietiniruidhd people upon the platform. 13 -sides Mr. Matthews and Mr. Nye and tn-ir wvc, Governor Chae, ex.-Governor Torter, ihe !I n. William II. lntrlish, Senator lavid Turpie. Gen. M. D. Mannon; president of tlie senate. Mr. Ctri tlith ; speaker of the house, Capt Cur tis; the members o( tho Kunnvn and an Delate cmr a occupied seats upo'i the stand. In front and to the right of the stand an hundred or more chiirs were oc cunifd by a crowd of ladies, amonfr hom were the wives of the state othciala, juatcs of the courts and othera. lKCorted by Committee. Governor-elect Matthews and Lieutenant-Governor Nye r ached tho platform at 2 o'clock. They were escorted by a jowit committee of the senate and house. They were vreeted with applause bv the mem bers of the two houses and the epeetators as thev took their seats. The es ort cora ndttee contisted of l'rtsident Grilli h cf the senate and Speaker urfis of the bonce, and Senators Holland. McGregor and Wishard and Ivepreaentativea Culiop, Sulr.'jr and Rodman. The nseujli!ak.'e was called to order by President Gritiilh of the senate. Tlie l.'ev. Joseph A. Mi burn of the Second Presbyterian church of this city oilered lrayer. Theconfuion in tho corridors prevented him fro being plainly heard. He aked the Almuhty to bless the peo ple ami th r-tate and in voiced a blessing upon those who were to take up the preat rlntiea to whicti they had been cal ed. Toe roll of senators and representatives wng next called. iJinl . lerk Wa!tz of the senate ca led the senators end Acting Chief Clerk Newkirk the ren-esentatives. I'repiilent Grillith of the senste announced a quorum of both bodies preent. Toe ath of tiie ollice of governor ws tb-n ad'iiinisiered t Mr Matthew I. yJu ljre Keinhard. chief ju-tiee of the appellate court. Mr Mat thews delivered t.is inaugural a blress im n edir.tetT noon taking tue oath. lis de livery oo. utiied about a half hour's tin e, was li:ened to chisel v by th crowd and wbw fren.u-ntly interrupted by applause. l.'pon the completion of Govern r Matthews' adure-s, Lieutenant (lovernor Nye took the oath f dlicu. It was ad mmistered by Judure MeCibe of the su preme court. Mr. Nye delivered a short address. Following Mr. Nye ex-uoverror Chr.se WfS introduced Bt:tl snoke bri- tiv. He re ferred rr.ther srcaitlc.d y to the support triven h m by bis party while be crcur'ied tha ollice of gove'for. He cloceil by returning thanks, however, for the asitanie he bad ru ceived and by invoking a Mendig upon tlie peoplo of tho stat of la iin.u Tie rerertioniee were at an end. Tito crowd di"perse I and the rnmhers of the two le-i ative hodia reiurued to their respect ive chambers. A ERILLIANT OCCASION. The Governor's lUiejxion Outkhlnea All Antic p-ttlonit. The elezant and stately legislative hall of the Indiana capitol, flooded fron rotunda to tower with the b:ae of myriad brilliant lights and bedecked with in numerable stars and stripes, presented a cay and festive acme Monday evening The reception and bad tendered the rewly inaugurated governor, the Hon. Claude Mat' hews. per fectly planned and as admirably carried, out was certainly an auspicious inxuymation for the chitf executive of the state. The trovernor snd his wife. a?sited by the officers of state and their wives, re ceived in the governor's pariors. Gov ernor Matthews stood at the en trance of the Bouth door and in the order named stool Mr. Matthews, ex (tovemor and Mrs. Chase, ex Governor and Mrs. I. 1. Grav. Mny-r and Mrs. T. U Suluvan, Mr. and Mrs T. Tapat, Lieu tenant-Governor and Mrs. Nye, Capt. W. . Myernand Miss Helen Matthews, the Hon. and Mrs. J. ). Henderson. Mr. and Mr. Albert Gall. Mr. and Mrs. Green Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sweenev. the Hon J. I Grii'ith and Mins McMiken, Mr. and Mrs. II. D. Vor is, Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Peelle, Senator and Mrs. Corte llxrir.g. A Throng of People. During the reception hours from S to SiTj'J a continual throng of prominent People from .this and surrounding cities ollere 1 their congratulations. The flower and chivalry of the, state were there. Ivegantly attired ladies andgadant encorts prrtcioiiHly dd the hour, piumi; into the spacious corridors to join in the prome nade or later on to dance the hours iwav. Hundreds upon hundreds of persons ap peared until standing room was at a premium and from the rotunda only a ten of beads could be seen. The governor's parlor, in which the re ceiving party stood iuring the early por tion of t!e evening, was closed at V:'.l0 o'clock, and shortly after the ladies and gemlemen marched into the corrido.t, where arrangoin-uts bad been made for dancing. The lanJ turned the march into a waltz, and from that time n a regu lar dancing program was enjoyed. It wr.s an entrant ine spectacle to stand in the upper galleries and bok down on the heads of th dancers. Young and old, and teoide of ad ondilions, moved gracefully to and fro to the atra ns of the exquinite music. 1'eople in party crowns and peo pif in dress of the street filled the various sets and enjoyed the round dancss, too. The officer of the Second regiment and the olticers of the various companies were Predni in full uniform, and tlie glitter. n uniform reflected the myriads of light, making them the most con-picuous per sonsgss in the vast throng. The mem ber of the lagi!aturo were nearly all prHnt, and thos o- them who are mar ried wore accompanied by their wives. A large number of the leading society people of the city were present during the early part of the evening, but left early to attend gathering in other places, several unu sual t prominent erents having beendet for th same evenimr. The dancin.r ceased about 11:30 o'clock, and it was fully an Lour and a half before the but of tllo guests had left the scene of gaiety. A Slewing Midline Free. A $& machine, so d by oa at $11 00 to $23.50. will be p ac; d in your home to use, without co?t of one c nt to you. Cut this advt. ou and snd with address todav to Alvah If. Co., Dept. C Chicago, IlL WORDS OF TRUTH Address of Gov. Matthews Teems with Them. And Is Delivered Before a Craat Multitude. PRESENT LAWS REVIEWED. The Workings of the New Tax Law Are Commanded And Recommendations Are Made to the Legislature. Tho Governor's Add res an Able Docu ment, Calling Attention to Many Things Within tho Jurisdiction ol tho Legislature Lieutenant-Governor Nye's Address Short and to the Point Uoih laper9 Are Listened to Closely by a Large Crowd ot l'ooplc. The Hen. Claude Matthews, governor of Iudif.na. had beforo biui an expectant audience when he arose Monday after noon to ieiiver hi inaugural address. Throughout tlie reading he was given the closest atithUoa. His address was aa fol lows : OkSTLEMKXOF TfTK ?SXATK AXD Ilcr$E OF liU'KhSLNTAHYi b It is with a leep feel iioj ol ihr irQrcd repoimboiies of the uaih I hav j i-t laken thai 1 auni! the dalles of the Otiies ol ft iveri o ot lnl:diis, an. I 1 deire iO leiurn 10 ilie ptefd ot our tte, itirouuh you, their le.'Ulntive representative., ruy firoiouud hrrati t i'l lor lbs honor m l my earnest a- uraiicts that it hall lie 1:17 constant nim and el!rltu fa thf d y efcute ant '1 charge ihe uaiies ol tin iow'ti ellics in aO .rdciCtf villi the coiiititi t n and ll ir wiaiiei, an llieav may t e exjir s? I or fair y in erred irom nuia to time ttiroiiiih current eveius. The re.uits of the rrreiu election, in my jtilv luiiii, 0 -.iny indiciie tuet iha p"nP de sire luat ivater ecunoiuy ttiould be p acucrd in sdiund-teriu? the K'JTern n:u t, holii nat'onat and stnt-. us I ilitt laxntion houi.l not only be ieit-nett, 1'in b more eqi abiy tl.Mr;l ul?J. it is an utidcniable ii.ci that in tlie years re cently pas'ed there has been a growing tend ency in leiri-litiion to loo vready favor Crpcrat ons and inonojiolies at the expense of the farmerj, the lb an I thd tiuiiae-is ciuases, who make nn the ereat body of ourciu zecis. Uniltr this conoiion I elicf the people becam rel fs and ties-red that this inequali ty ii -iil 1 bo reoitdied and no long-r ex it. In 0 Duller ec to tins wel 1-exprt ustr'l opinion, a law was wisely pnsrd oy ttie last IrisUture the intention of wh cli was la 6ecure fuller and Uir. r t.sni-r.ti of property for taxable purpetea in tins täte. It lias Worked Well. This law has worked we 1. and I believe will me;i this intention, o far at the assessment of the prop-rir of private 0 tizars is ccuotrned, en 1 it would se-m to be iie to give this part of tin Uw us it ia, at leatt, a fair trial. 1 he introduction of any unusual, vexatious and unjust methods of aifnginkf the property of private citizrua wou d tend to make ihe law unpopulär and wi-uld ba unfortunate. lb plain sad eruphatic lan tf 11 age of the con stitution ia th&t "taxation halt be )ual and urnlorin throughout the s'ate." 'ihe tax law adopted by tlie last legists ure and ereaiiog a tat hoard of tax commissioner, c early in tended lo make railroad corpora i os ot tha late pay t!iir just proportion of the laxe. The persitteDt eti'orts of some of t!ie repre sentative of these coi Durations, not ouly to TM'te aul resist the Inw. but defeat persona at the election because they had hours ly and la tl.fuhy endeavored to en!or.-a it, show that evrry iust and proper meat s nhould La used to ninkn lhe corporations parlornt their doty to the state; aod 1 wouid favor auch amendment to this I w as may bi needeJ to ract.n tliai reuir. Asida from thin, with few clearer lelinitions aul oirrrctiona or some minor in eonsuteneias, 1 would no', sucrst lhatithe Kaerul system of this asr be tampered with. liier hat been a wide tepartura from the original laws ereaiiog bu 1 Jimr, Joan an I av lDi; atsoeiationa. Instead of reuiaitiinif true to the ordinal in it, a means of lurui.hiiiK a safe invesliuent lor the saving and security cf weekly and uiontoly wage of certain elas-es of oar citzeiiM, thert ly eneourai;iiig the build inir and ownership of bcni'-s. these have now drilled into blinking and brokerage institu tions and lenders of money upon a iare and damferous soule. 'i he most enous source of evil is the evasion of juit payment of laxes on money loaned drawirg rt-tuUr rates of interest through what is knowu as ";aid-up Khre" and e t-n adding festuret of instiraiie nut at first intended nor !eit .nste!y a part of these associations. Some restrictions should be thrown around foreiun haiid.n and l n a-ocat 011s, not incorpor ate 1 un ler ths liws of this tat-, but trans acting huhineFS with the same freedom granted other associations com ply ing with our laws. I therefore make mention ot this to tnu, gentle maa, as worthy your careful consideration. A CJrowlnp: Kxtrnvaunuee. It is undoubtedly trie that for many years there has been a growing extravajnnee in national, state and local gorernmeuts. Tl.is is an eutirs departure from correct principles, and los people who have the taxes to pay hare wis ly cal ed m halt to tha march of this trow e evil. A correct idea of this has come down to us from olden times hallowed by aee anil sanc tioned by its wisdom, that a wise economy in expenditure is one of tL Lest souroes of rev enue. 1 favoe the most riarid economy consistent with eood government in ad departments of the state. An increase of CtTicets or salarirs should be aroiOed where not of absolute ne cessity. A le.senini; f both would be pref erable whsra tin publis serrioa would not thereby he impaired. In my opinion there rhou'd not be aa in ere ise in the rate of taxation; On tbe contrary, 1 hope and b ieve it may be found that there ein oa a reduction without sicrifiomg pubdo interests. it ia not indispenrr.b'e that the public debt hou d he paid imiuediett-ly. It was created Itrvely for oul io binldime and ni-o-sitia ot which other generations as well as the present ill hav the beuefii, and can justly nt.'ord in part, at Istt. t pay. The debt ia drawing but 3 per ent. interest, but wou tl cot the people 7 or 8 per etift. to borrow the moip-y to psy the iticrra-ed taxes necessary to its iiome lisve ex exiinyu.shiiiriit. It ia not a iare debt for suoh a Haie, and its payment is not being pressed. J'rovision for its vraoiial reduction and ulti mate payment would b quite Uioietit. 15ut steps toward this end should not be overlooked and neglected. To ask lare appropriations is natarat and to be expect'', I ut it ia your duty to sie that they are only made to the extent imperatively demanded bv the needs of the Dublin service aJriit:s.ered with pruJenes and economy. A there has been a larue ineitase In the ag grea-a'e of laxablrs under the late assessment law, and this inrrae is likely to ba main tained aa l probably augmented, I cannot but indulge the hoi that with economy an I pru dent appropriations you nisy ba able to make both a reasonable reduction in tbe rate of tax-, alion and the atate debt. The surest way to accomplish a redaction year by year in such a dbl would be the crea tion of a sinking fund, to be used solely fur that purpose, and to be appl ed as rapidly as accumulated. With this in viaw, I invite your atttDU&u to the pteteot school tax Ist, which could be reduced without injury to that great and needed work. It would be gratityiug to the people if a reduction could be made iu tha sgreK't of 6 cents in the school and general levies, and I be ieve this cau be done without icjury to public servioe. We May 1'cel Froud. We may indeed feel justly proud of onr state, for it pessersee in an eminent decree all the elements necessary to the sreatest rr isper ity and the highest civilization. With the preat hikes on the north and the Ol i river on tbe south, it has tr commercial purpose the beneat ot Loth, and a ireocraphicai posit 011 which makes it neoary that nearly all the leading truck lhaes of railways should pass ovr its surface. . It has a toil of nnsnrpnsk'd fertility, an equnb e climate, remai kably freu from eyciones aii'i storms; rsin in well-nieaured proportions, hardwood ol the highest quality, unlimited quarries of the choic-. bmldinir stone, vast mux s r,f coal, kaolin nrd fire olay, a wonder ful field of natural gas ami oil, which is ilowing from hundreds of wrlh a id a Idimj t tha com fort, tho wealth and the prosperity of our peo ple. Nor are we les blessed in onr beneficent government, wh 0 not only fnrn'th-a oti- of the brt ) stems of sclioela ia t"i world, but gives protection to the 1 arsons and property of every one of her ciu. ens, no ui.itier how humble their condition, so far as the same tan be sect r d under law. 'I lies hle-smvs of good govert ment fnw largely fro'n our adiuiralde täte cons'ituiion and wipe system of law made in conformity therewith. This constitution and no sta e has a I euer one w.is framed by-a body ol eminent statesmen ami was approvrd by the almost unanimous vote of the people. Tlie experience o' over forty years baa proven ita beiielicnl chsractsr and wisdom, a id It w selr lrovtdes a plain and iuie.l igent war of amen tioir it. when atiieod:neiiia are ntce.ary. and thus avoiding ihe great expense of a convention, the con fudon and loog iitiai.on which always follow the adjustment ol the laws of a stale to a new 0 Mtsti n'ion. . t Uur courts have frcm time to time psssed upon such points as Deeded constrning, a id we now have a generd C"We of laws, e "needed in the main to be in harmony with tl s constitu tion, an 1 at least ei lal to the system of gov eruuieut and laws 01 any other st ile. How to Make Chun res. In my judgment, if any ehn ;es ara desira ble in the ccn.t'tutirm, it would be best to mske them in the mirner the people have tlo ci'elves provided iu that instrument, which wr luv ail sworn to uppett. But radical cbanwes in either the constitution or Isvrsot ihe state hmild not he jnaJe without the ina'urest de ibrratl-n and this gravest consid eration. Hid le slation is worse than no hg a laiton. There is often a teel'm wi:h leg:s!atcrs that they niutst do some thing, and iu the tuulti'il c'ty ot bills introduce I there is always danger thai some mar contain provisions that, if passed, wou d I r ug injury alike to the coun try, and uh.msolr to their authors and sup porters. It behooves us al! to clo-ly And care fully acrutitiiz every provision of every mens ure. enact such as are e'early of p itdi? benedt and defeat those that are of dotii.tiul propriety. Our prerent election la ws Srem tobe work ing well, and i changed at all it should be d'ine with the greutest eatltloii. Indeed, I am tu'ly perniled that it would best serve the public interest to ft low the people to heroine fully acquainted with and sctunomfd to their proviaiuns and the ayste.11 to become thor oughly established before chaoses are made, new provisions a loptsd, cr old oxies chtoed, in hawever slight a decree, which have a ten I eocr 10 es use confusion and doubt in the mind of ihe voter that euha.rasa him in the lree ex ercise of tins right and duty. L'ndsr tiie pr-sent Tjr Indiana is entirely competent to con-iucl air ejections within h-r borders, and he l.r.i r tbked, and she t0oes 1.01 n-ed any assistan-r- or interference by ' pie Unit 1 States. Ind a ; 1 a state, and thg s'tates .re important t: n our reputlio. The rights tv-sei cu . t it.. and r.ur r-ii:tia-tion shou d not be uestrpye l nor imuaired by "foro b lis" or other ktudred lefiielation by the general government, Election of 5e atora. Th election of IT. S. eenators by ths people is a naburs now very widely and favorably considered not only by the people ot Indiana hut ot many other states in the union. The time has come in our history when tbe influ ence and action ot the masses of our fellow, citizens ought to be more directly and die- 1 ictly impressed upon the members ot the na tional legislature. Nothing would promote this more than the choice by direct vote of the people of the state of ths members of the U. S. senate. Ths proposed constitu tional amn tuient having this for its object is worthy of careful, earnest and limeJy consider ation. , Th improvement of our common road sys tem is an important matter that ia now receiv iaz tr.uah attention from the people, and I cornmeud this subject to your serious ooniidsr- atton. The foundation of alt true prosperity and wealth rests more largely upon agriculture than any other interest that enyaes the atteution of our citizens. It should i e the duty to encour age and f after this and hold to a caiefui avoid anre of placing any additional bur lens upon this inter-st. t or in its prosperity rests the common prosperity of ail. No e!as of our citizens are more d tardy interested and beue tiled in th Improvement of OJr highway than are the farmers, and upon none will fa'l so heavily the eoets of construction. Afier eureiut inve.fialion 1 am convinced thit it is not the denre of th se most atfecte I ia this work that there shall be radical changes, but wise and conservative lecis'ation upoo this question. The old law has many valuable teaturee that commend tl emrelves to the peo ple, ar.d is not a bad law it properly enforced. The people them.elves are responsible tartly for its dficieuces, owing to the laxity of its enforcement. The supervisors, under the old law, come directly from the penp'e, and are what tbe peo il itieir neighbors make thsin. A healthy puilio sentiment, to encourage oillciala to faithfully carry out the provisions of the pres ent law, would overoorne many of its supposed defects. The amount of ihodt raised, under the present tax colieet-d, is auflicient, if wisely emended and propery applied, to place Indi ten, in a few years, in ca enviable position as t her highways. Lncoursrement to spply improvements in a continuous way on tlie more important roads rather than wasting ellorts mid means over gr-at territory and in spou, aided by tha generous assistance in uonst ons and ia work from farm ers, would accomplish great results. There should be enacted no law that will aM to the bur lens of this tax, nor tiie management removed so far from Ihe people as to deprive them of the riirht to "work out." at it is termed, the tax so collected, if this is desired. Apportioning Leclslntora. The duty and power of apportioning sen ators and representatives among the several 0'iunties of the ststa is conferred by our fonati iut:nn upon the general assembly. No other department of the stale goverment is given any part or hat in this function. Tbe legielatuie, .tve-ixths of which is chosen every two years, directly by popular vote, is nearer the people than any other department, and is there ore properly charged with the per formance of this d ity. Th people view with great jealousy auy at tempt made by th eonrts te encroach upon a province so peculiarly within the soope of leg imatiie scion. The manlier or mode of appor tionment in Indiana is not new, as it bas been th same under all administrations, and alter tha usage of hall a ontury, th legislation of our state ought not 10 he imperiled orditturbsd br an alj ged judicial construction, novel Slid unprecedented, whereby tlie judiciary branch of the government may virtually control tho right of t presentation and deprive the repre sentatives of th people ol their constitutional authority. This right and power conceded, th nsxt step might be tbe absorption of ihe prerogatives or functions of tha executive, and in this way the rights of all departments of the state govern ment pass into the ooa'rot of the courts. Tbe present year will witness th assembling in our ud 1st of a gr at concourse of eitizeus of this sod isters ates. Th national encampment, composed of the surviving members ot that great army that thirty years ago mata'ied bravely foi th to bat tle at their country's call, will meet the coming fall at your eaprai city. Year by year their ranks are thinning out, and in th not distant future their ears will be deaf 10 the bugle call. It has been deemed 'he duty of th citizen wherever they bars met to do them honor and give to th m a hearty welcome. I trust that Indiana auu the city of Indianapolis may not be found wanting in this respect lhey come now with that same broad, generous patriotism that called them forth yesrs ao, to ray a tribute to the bravery and patriotism of Indiana's soldiers, in the shadow of the tra-iiiest monument of lis kind erected in ail our 1 md. l'rovis.ona should he made for the proper completion of the?o diers and &a dors' monu ment, it is a great work in which etery citizen of lr.diena Las an interest. It is the mona-uect of the state, paid for ny all the tax payers of tl.e state, aud constructed under the supervision of commissioners appointed by state authority. No on side iuüuenoe should be al o-vrd to interfere with it construction, as a state monument, and especially interlereuce based on a narrow aod seitish p l cy. It diould be made to reflect trie highest honor on the Ind ana oMiers and sailers ot the civil war, but it will not detract fri.ru that honor if proper reference should be made to other sol tilers of Indiana ana otter wars connected with Indiana n.ilitary bisi ry, ss the cocimis siO'ierF, all of whom are sold ers of tbe civil war. or the state, uisy decide would be appro prate. 'Ihe soldiers of no one war, brave and Patri otin as tl ey were, have a monopoly of Indiana's valor and military elory, and such ereal lus torictl events as the capture ot Viucennea from tlie I'ritisb, tbe battle of T ppecanoe and the war with Jl'i co (the first two on Indiana sod. and all productive of vast benefi- to the conn ry) should not be t niireiy ignored in the oonstruction of an Indiana state monument, A mistaken ro icy has sometime prevailed in portions of ths aiite to pi n h o lenders or drive away persons deemed bbjectiona&le with out resort to due legtd process. Ibese acts, comn.ouly clle 1 " lute Caps." are dangerous to the rights of citizens ami the peace ot the conimuiiny and shonid be suppressed, if the pr sent criminal law are not kutficient to cover suuh o! e ic-s 'thev should be made more ef fective by farther enao:nieats. And now. gentlemen, 111 conclusion, I desire to remind you that upon each aud all of us rt-st btavy respons. b lities. Ihe people of a great state have entrusted to our care the man agement and direction of their public atlairs. 1 trust we may meet these responsibilities bravely, and villi sn earnest purpo-e to dis 0 tarue these duti s in a manly and 1 cselßi-h manner and to ihe utmost of our several abil ities. lb-cent legislatures have done much to crown our state with the vlory o' placing her in tha foremost rank of leadership in the adoptiou ef great reform measures. J trust that your work may be equal to any that has gone before. I need not assure you that 1 shall cordially join in every eitort to protect tbe rights of the peo ple and promote their happiness and we! are. That wisdom mav guide your oouueils; that prosperity may envelope onr siatc in all future tiinsao lak.n l provid- nee direct our destin ies will be my ean.est prayer and tin ere desire. Lieutenant-Governor Nye'a address was short but to the point. It was as fo lows: Gont'i n,en of the Senate an ! Home of Ilepre sematiees of Ind. ana: L.lir.S AND GF.XTI.kMEX At this tims I ap preciate most keenly the Erit responsibility resting upon me to discharge the duties of the olüine 01 1 eutenant-govertior in such a manner as to meet year approval and indorsement. My hiiv is to preside over the seesien of the sen ate and mske such rulings on psrlism-ntary questions as shad from time t time arise. I es.rneid.iy hope that those of a ditiicult char acter may not be present-d for a lew days, shn, I trii't, I shall he pre- ared to meetthun as they appear. 1 fear, however, that beeajse of inexperience it mar he somewhat ddhcult for in to dUotiarge thitl duty fuby and proper ly, but I shad endavor to do so without fear or favor, and strictly in con ormity with th rules which may be adopted far the business transac tions of the preeent session ef tiie sei. ate. In or ter that I :ray not aalte a y srioai m'stske irr trie discharge of my ofTie al duty I most earnestly invito each and every senator to gt ve me his coid al support end assisteree, and 10 r.gr.rd charitably any blunder cr error whicli 1 iiisy iir.ke. It is not withm the scons of my duty nor ia it proper that I should make any suggestion in re anon 10 auy special leg s lation. I.i st o'l ma t-rs I hare no Vo 0- or vote. It is for the members of the senate to present such rean. uil 11s or bids as they tusy detn proper, and tor the aenats as a body to adopt or reject thm. Itssrrus torn fitting, howaeer, to suggest that lb p-opls nf this state expect much of the present general as sembly. They hop for general reform and lower taxation, and will not be content unless their hopeii are realized. They demand whole some legislation in the interesie of the wnola people, and do not expect class legislation of any kind whatever. Th bniinefs snd legislation ef this esision is entirely under your control. Each member should, therefore, act according to his own best judgment and be honeft and conscientious in the discharge of every duty. It is of the ut most importance that the most intimate and friendly relations should exist between the sen ators and the presiding olfi?er. I, therefore, most roniislly invite you all to some to tn at any time when you feel that I can ba of serv ice to you and I will do ell I can to aid you. I trust the present peneral assembly may be a pleasant, agreeable and profitable one, and that ab laws and measures adopted by you may meet the most hearty approval of the people of th great ststa c f Indians. Assi.stnnt Doorkeepers. Doorkeeper Glazebook of the hou?e bas announced his appointments as follows: First assistant, Frank N. Hoffman. Fulton county. Aesistant doorkeepers Sylvester Bertram, Starke county; Wiliam S. Walker, Brown county; Philip Dellinger, l'ulaski county ; John T.Green, Johnson t ounty ; iieorge Jiarnnara, ct. joe couniv ; Wiliam Winters, Klkhart county; Will iam H. IVerson. Marshall county; John F. Huberwell. Harrison county; Ii. M. Roberaon, Tipton county; Abraham Orr, Noble county; C. F. Buerke, Allen county; John F. Deeby, Allen county; James Culitip. Knox county ; M. L. Van Foy-en, Putnam county; John Iii arming. Muri -n county; John Mullen, Marion countv; V. F. Wa'eh, Marion county; Mrs. Wilson, Shelby county, and a man whoso natno is not given from. Laporte county. Total, L'O. The) epecial janitor'forca appointed by th doorkeeper in ns follows: Daniel -Y. Gille'p e Marion county ; William Kleis. Marion county ; Nicholas McDowell, Jen nincs county ; John M. Ililev, Bartholo mew countv": Martin Pound. Vigo county; John ileiiklv, Miami county; E. ik Thumiua, Dekalb county. A FIGHT IN A CHURCH. Feuds of Long tnnding Break Ont and an Outrageous Conflict Occurs. AsvEtwoii, Jan. 9. Special. Details have just been received here of a desper ate and bloody fight that occurred yester day noon at Forest chapel, some ei;ht or ten miles southwest of this city. There has been a feud of loner etandins between tho l.awjons and Morrises on one eide and the S'.vinfords. Smears and Hertzeds on the other. Yesterday the latter crowd came t church prepared for ; trouble. They were armed with clubs aling ; shots, rocks'and knocks. The Lawsons, j the old man and two sons, and young Sanford Morris, were not expecting trouble. The communion bad ju6t been served, and before the table vtas cleared f trouble set in. The Swin ford, IIai.zell and young Smears pounced Upon the Laweons with clulia and stonea and soon beat them into in sensibility. Irvin Laweon was so badly cut about tho head that it is not thought he can recover, while Sanford Morris was knocked down with a club and IÜ3 hi-ad fractured. Old man Lawson and bis other son, Arthur, were also badly injured. Tbe church waa bndiy wrecked and all the windows were knocked out. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of the Swmford party. lloraford's -cid rimaplmte Relieves indigestion, dyspepsia, etc. DONE 111 CAUCUS Tho House Decides tho Number of Employes. But the Discussion Calls Forth Two Reports. MINORITY REPORT ADOPTED The Number of House Em ployes Will Be Increased. Senate Does NotTransact Much Important Business. The Republicans of the Hone Sub mit a .Minority Report on the Num ber ol Employes and IMbt Demo crats Vote with Them The Door keeper of the Ilnuse 3!akes His Appointments Governor CTiaae's Message to Ho Printed Legislative Talk and General Politics. The lower houss of the general assem bly convened and adjourned Monday morning without doinc anything. But immediate y after adjournment the demo crats and republicans went into caucus by theniEelves to consider tlie question that bas been aitatine them for several days the house force of employes. The repub licans were in session but a le'T moments. They could not have accomplished anything if they had remained in season a week, and a discussion of the matter among themselves they agreed was a fool ieh waste of time and they adjourned after, agreeing to submit a minority report recommending that the force be euiployed as provided by statute. The l'emocratic Canrns. The democratic caucus was in Besion over an hour. They bad the deciding of the question, and for eome time were un able to couid together on a report. Trrenty six of the members of the cau cus favored ruakiog the force the tame a it was two years ago. The others favored an increase of five doorkeepers and a number of e'erks. The caucus finally voted to recommend the increase. The gentlemen who op posed it, wi;h eight exceptions, acqui esced. A fight was anticipated on the floor of the house when the body convened aaia and the reports were submitted. The Louse resumed work immediately after the inaugural ceremonies. Upon calling it to order fcpeaxer Curtia an nounced Representatives Ader, Daily and Bindemutb as a commitieo to act joint y with a like committee appointed by the senate to make the Uovey memorial ar ranjsmsnts. The Majority Report. As soon aa the announcement was made Mr. Cu lop, chairman of the house em ployes commute, submitted the report of the majority. The report was read by the reading clerk. It provided for twenty assistant doorkeepers at $-" a day each, ten assistants to tbe principal clerk, three of whom aro not to be employed until after Jan. -0, and seven assistants to the assistant cierk are at $5 each per day. It also provides for four pages at $2 a day each. The committees were given four clerks at $ each a day. The judiciary committee will be given a clerk by itself. The ways and means, ed ucation, claims, rsilroitd,' rformatory and benevolent, federal relations and world's fair committees will have one anion them. Together the committees on courts ot justice, insurance, banks, fees and salaries and corporations will have another, and the remaining standing com mittees wiil be given the fourth. There port was eigned by Cullop, Abkren and Heery. Report of the Minority. The minority report was submitted by the republican members. It recom mended that the acta of 1S31, as amended by tlie acts of 183.'?, be followed in the con struction of the house force. The reading of the two reports precipi tated a debate. Lindemutb. republican, of Wayne count', accredited with being one of the leaders on bis side of the bouse, first secured the floor. He favored the minority report and stated that if the democratic members were anxious for re form they couid begin at no better time and in no better manner than in the reformation of the way in whicti the majori y report proposed to expend the stale's niony for useless employes. Representative Sam Hencti of Allen county replied to Mr. Lindemuth. He said the majority was not making an on slaught npon the state treasury in the employment of the belu by their report. It waa all needed, he tliouaht,.and he had a very low opinion of the peanut methods of reform proposed by the republicans. He said he was in favor of the mjority re port and that he would not be afraid t face his constituents after having cast his vote for it. He moved to lay tue minority report on the table. The ayes and nay es being demanded, the roll was tai.ed. K ght Vot AVilhthe Mtttoilty. In ths vote eight democratic members favored the minority report and every re publican voted for it, Farlow of Madison, Gill of Huntington, Higbee of Sul.ivan, Montaux of Gibson, and Duncan of Owen, all dt)uiocra'.0. voted "no" with exp ana tions for so dointf. They bad opposed the majority in the caucus. They did not consider the question a political one and were of the opinion that the force of the last house would be complete to do the business of the present one. Mr. Cubop, the chairman of the committee, explained his vote. He Toted to table the minority report. He was opposed to any increase in tbe force when placed on the committee. The vote on the motion to table resulted in 53 ayea and 44 nayes. The majority re port was adopted. The appropriation bill was introduced by Mr. Cullop of Knox. It provides for the appropriation of SUX5.000 to pay the expenses of the lifty-ei-ht general aeesmblj. Upon motion tbo ruk-i wer J suspended, it was read a second and & third time, placed upon ita passage and became a law. The house then adjourned until this, morning. SENATE IN SESSION. Considerable IMcuslon Orer Printing Gov ernor Cliae' Mes-age. The senate was in session fifteen minute Monday morning, and in the afternoon the eena'ots met to attend the inaugura tion and returned to the chamber alter tho ceremonies for the piurposeoi adjournine, and crderingthe inaugural addr e printed. No miiiieter could be procured to act as ciiaulftia when the senate convene!. Some one eusr?estel Senator Gilmaa. who comes from the Kankakee reg ons Mr. Gilinan i not much of a public speaker and is seldom heard oa the fl or, but as a praying f eiator he i3 a great success. His praver wa not lor.g but it covered every thinz and was appropriate. A resolution by Senator Magee cuihoriz.nc the printing cf 5,1)) copies of Governor t.'Iie' message, caused the fifteen republican senators to etiow their teeth at ex-Governor t.'hase. Senator Love'asd oppos-d the resolution end moved to cut the number down to 2,(K0. Mr. Mngee explained that the re publicans Had krone t:j and down th state before the election denouncing the tax law. the in.mhKement of the benevo lent institutions and the acta of tli last demoi-ratic legislature in genera!. Governor Chase had joined the re publican liars during the campaign, but after tbe election the same Governor Chase, now that the election is over, puts bi:nelf on record as approving all the democrats had done, showing that the re publicans lied during the campaign to de ceive the people. It was a goad demo cratic document, this republican meeaze, and be desired to fee it widely circulated Mr. French moved to make it I'.OOJ in English and 1,000 in German, but that wi4 voted down. The fifteen republican senators feelinjr sore at Chase on at count of past elec ion truths in his message, voted solidly to cut down the number ta 2,00 but the democrats Htood by him and 5,0' iO will be printed. Mr. Aiken offered a resolution, which was unanimousiy adopted, complimenting Custodial Tim Griffin for the line condi tion in whii h he i ad kept the bni.dins and grounds eiuce the last legislature, and thanking hitn for the eupurb arrange men-s lie had made to receive the present legis. ature. Mr. Holcomb offered a resolution pro viding that no bill be printed unless rec ommended by the committee bavin tbe same in charge. Referred to the commit tee on ruK'S wheo appointed. A resolution by Mr. Loveland fixing 3 o'clock this afternoon rs the time for tu Hovey eulogies was adopted. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kennedy oa account of the s-ickness of bis wife. The senate then adjourned upon motion cf Mr. Kopelka. On reassembling in the afternoon . the senate in a body attended the inaugura tion. Upon returnii'sra resolution author izing the printing of 5,000 copies of Hie in aug'iral address of Governor Mathews and Lieutenant-Governor Ne was adopted; aleo 2.000 copies in German, 7.CW0 in all. Adjourned till 10 o'clock today. THE VOTE COUNTED. Electors 3Icct In tlie Ponae of Eepre senfalivrs. The electoral vote of the etat of Indi ana was Monday forenoon in tho ball of the house of representatives formallv c;st aid counted for Grover Cleveland of Nstf York for president and adiai E. Steven son of Illinois for vice-president. All the electors, fifteen in number, were pr sent! and all voted. It was almost 10:30 o'clock when tbe houee adjonru.d and gave way to the electors. There was a short lelay in calling them to order on account of the non-arrival of Elector Knight of tha Eighth district. While everybody was c ensuring this pentleraan for Ins tardiness be walked in, and the work preparatory to casting the vote as at once began. The Roll Called. The roll was called by Elector-at-'args W. H. Bracken of Brookville. All wer present. Judfe McCabe of the supreme court, entering tlie speaker's stand, asked the electors to stand while he administered the oath. Upon motion of Samuel Ralston of tha Ninth district, John C. Iiobinscn of Terre Haute and an elector-at-Iarge was elected chairman ot the meet-.na. Will iam II. Bracken, tbe ether elector at-large. was made secretary on motion of Thomas Duncan of the First district. Upon taking the chair Mr. R,n" eon appointed Austin W. Knight of Eighth district and Thomas Bsgot of the fcixth district tellers. He then noti fied the electors to prepare their ballots for president of the United States. The ballots were typewritten and had been distributed among the electors. Each read: "For president of tlie United States cf America, Grover Cleveland of the state of New York." The districts were called, and its representative held np bis vots the tellwr secured it, dropping it into a black derby hat that he used for a ballot box. When they were all cobected they were counted. There bad ben no mi?takes and Indiana's solid electoral strength had been declared for Cleveland. The vote for vice-president followed. The tickets were also type written. The form was the same as the one for president. Again the votes of the electors were gathered in the hat, counted and the vote was credited to Ad lai E. Stevenson of Illinois for vice-president. When the vote was announced the crowd of spectators in the chamber burst into applause. Mr. Lieber Chosen. Albert J. Lieber was unanimously chosen as mess-nger to carry the vote ol the state to Washington. He will probably leave here Feb. 20. The certificate which, he will carry will be delivered to the pres ident of the U. S. senate. Four certificates cf the vote were made at the request of the aucretarv of state. Secretary Bracken was authorized to post the certificate to be tent to Washington by mail. President Pobinson notified tbe electors that a cony would have to be sent Judze Baker of the federal court Otis L. Ballon of the Twelfth district was as-ik-ned to delivor iu The certificates were then signed after the electors heard them read, certified to be fore the secretary of state, properly sealed and the work of the electors was well done. It was 11:30 o'clock when they adjourned. Terrific Snow Storm. Ashland, Wis., Jan. 8. The most ter rific snow btorro of the season has Loen raging for the past ten hours, and, as yet, showing no signs ot abatement. All trains have been blocked by the snow. Ashland's streets are almost impassable on account of it. Chane Slack, who was picked up in an unconscious condition from the street, was fatally frozen. Health demands a healthy liver. Take ' Simmons Liver Regulator for dyspepsia anJindigxdtion.