The Indianapolis Journal from Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1894 · 6
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0 THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1894. I could pet relief from f$ fl'.'e, l caa spent hundreds of dollars TRTINO varloo remedies and pnvtlctari. non-tot whicn did tne any good. Mr finer pailscaneoa. and tor tair came out, leancg , m periecuy iicu i men wtni 10 . HOT SPRINGS . RoDina to b cured br this celebrated treat ment. Bat vry ronn Wmmt dlgutd. and i Sode4 to TRY r ' f J r.' 1 enct was v I I cor.ineneel to truly wonderful recover after tak-i Itf tn firit bot tle, end by tb tim I bad taken twelve bottle I was entirely rured cored ty t. 8. y. when the world-renowned Hot rprtcg bad failed. WM. 8. LOOM13, SbreTeport. La. Omr mt tba DImm ad fta Tiwaal mlU free te u; s4drM. SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. Atlanta, Gau WILL KOT BE SOLD SEW 0W5EIIS OF TUB I., D. & WILL KEE1 TIIEIU rnuPCRTY. Santa Fe Injnnctlon Cose Stormy Meeting of Grand Trunk Hallway Stockholders In London, TL B. F. Felrce, general manager of the Indianapolis. Decatur & Western, spent eeveral days last week with the new earners of that road in New York. At the recent sale the property was purchased by the first mortgage bondholders. They 2iad not expected to buy, and at first yr ere rather Inclined to selL After a careful Inspection of the property, however, they became convinced that they had secured a road susceptible of rapid increase In business and value. They . have withdrawn It from the market and have decided to make all necessary Improvements in road bed and rolling stock to make it in all things first class. This will be good news to shippers along Its line, 'and especially to the people of Indianapolis. It Is the only road that has not been swallowed up and absorbed by some big system and its identity as an Indianapolis road lost. (runtl Trunk Meeting. The Ions expected and much discussed meeting of the stockholders of the Grand Trunk railroad, of Canada, began in London. England, yestefXlay. A large number of angry stockholders were present when the meeting was called to order, and it was evident from the start that a lively time might be anticipated as President Tyler and the directors, as they appeared, were received with loud cheers from their supporters, and with equally strong manifestations of displeasure in the shape of groans and hls3es from those who were displeased with their policy. .The business of the meeting began with a protest against the re-election of Lord Claude Hamilton as a director. Sir Henry Tyler answered this protest by saying that objection to Lord Claude Hamilton came too late. Referring to the affairs of the railroad the president said that they had met with a succession of disasters In Canada and in the United States. The seriou business depression in those countries during the past two years, the silver and tariff questions having delayed or destroyed all trade. Then there was the coal strike, which was followed by the sympathetic strike In aid of th Pullman workmen and Its serious consequences. The Orand Trunk suffered not only in the decline of Its traffic, but from low rates, especially on the Chicago division, which, under the circumstances, were now surprisingly bad. Continuing, President Tyler eaid that the board selected by experts in Chicago in order to examine the books was welcome to make the fullest Inquiry Into the affairs of the company. The directors had nothing to conceal and wejeomed the Investigation. But the matter was too serious to admit of ' discussion among stockholders, and he, the president, therefore asked them to support the directors. The dlscusalon which followed developed considerable angry feeling, The motion to adopt the report was amended so as to postpone the acceptance of the accounts 4Uitll the investigation was comnlcio. Th amendment was carried by one vote. Sir Henry Tyler demanded a poll. Th9 result . frill be announced. Good Xevra for Paymasters. Judge Hallett, of the United States District Court for Colorado, last week directed receiver Trumbull, ef th Union Pacific, Denvar & Gulf, to recognize no assignments df wages due employes, but to pay all moneys to the persons in whose names the wages are entered on the pay roll. The presentation of claims under such assignments had become quite annoying. This will be pleasing news to superintendents and paymasters of roads outside of Colorado. Every official who desires to get rid of this class of employes, who are always assigning their fa-ages, will be glad of this aid from such a powerful source. At first sight the Judges action seems harsh, for It will deprive some railroad employes of the privilege of borrowing - money when they are in distress. But it Is likely that -the rules of the company, well known to the employes, forbids a-elgnments of wages, and that, therefore, the order of the court is not In the nature of Instructions to the receiver, but rather of a little bracing up in the performance of an unpleasant duty. Where an employe thus has fair warning, the right of the manager is pretty plain and the main thing for him to look out for la not to do , Injustice to deserving employes in real distress. If he is harsh or careless in this direction he will find public sympathy -with the employes and they will easily get magistrates to entertain proceedings against the road. Valley Hood to lie Reorganised. The Valley railway, running between Cleveland and Can-ton, O., is to be reorganised In favor of the Wheeling & Lake Erie railway. Notice has been given to the hoMera of the" first mortgage and the consolidated and second mortgage bonds of the Valley Railway Company that a plan and agreement for the reorganization of the Valley road has ben made and entered Into. A mortgage of Jl.600.000 held by the Central Trust Company, of New York, is a lien on the property of the Valley company, as is o, second mortgage held by the same company, and a suit is pending for foreclosure in default of payment of these mortgage bonds and interest on them. The road has been controlled by the Baltimore & Ohio for several years. The bondholder interested in the reorganization plan will now press the foreclosure proceedings In order to secure control. The new deal will , prove of Immense-benefit to the Wheeling & Lake Erie, as it decreases its coal haul to Lake Erie by at least twenty mile1. The corporation, which is to bt formed by. aid of the' reorganization committee, will have capital of $7.000. 000 and will Issue bonds not to exceed $4,700,000,' bearing interest at 5 per cent, and maturing in fifty years. Home-Seek r Excursions. The Atchison roal yesterday announced that It would, on Nov. 6 and 20 and Dec. 4 rad 8, run home-seekers' excursions from Chicago to all points In Texas. The ex- Never ate Quaker Oats with cream? You have missed one of the good jf) things of life. Just try it ! Sold only la a lb; Pickag-ef. BEFORE j " ATS A. curslons will be at the same rate as from ; St. Louis. This action of the Atchison Is induced by the fact that the Central Traffic Association lines have been making rates by way of Uloomington. and thus giving ' Chicago nothing or the business. This practically settles that ail of the Western roads s must join In the winter excursion business, j an 1. in fact, none of them ? to have I had anv Idp.l of lfnlnr nil ' TVi I Alton, the Wabash, the Illini- ' .itr.nl and the Atchison have already ar A that they will run the excursion- . . ther roads must come In or lose tr. b.. . 1 Tlie? Santa fe Muddle In the United States CVurt at. '."opeka, yesterday. Judge Foster decided fhit the injunction proceedings brought agiilcst the Santa Fe stockholders . to prevent them from holding an election, except by a cumulative ballot, must be dismissed as to the nonresident defendants, but that the injunction must hold as to the Kansas defendants. Judge Foster said the case came under the act of 1SJ8 defining the district In which a suit may be brought, and In accordance with that act the suit may be brought either in the district where the plaintiff rrsldes or In the district where the defendants reside. The nonresident defendants are B. P. Cheney, of Massachusetts: James A. Blair, of New York, and D. B. Uoblnson, of Illinois. The Kansas defendants are C. K. Holllday. C. S. Gleed. E. Wilder and L. Severy. The attorneys for the defendants then asked for an extension of time that . they might amend the evidence wWch they wlsred to file before proceeding with the argument of the case on its merits. They said it was necessary to amend their evidence on account of the decision of the court, to which they wished to conform. General Tracey said he was opposed to any dilatory proceedings, but an adjournment to 2 p. m. was finally consented to. In the afternoon the case was argued at length. Cutting: Down Expenses. To-morrow a general reduction In salaries of officers and wages of employes on the Indianapolis, Decatur & Western will go into effect. In making the reduction the officers are cut more than the employes. Most of the otficers, ho receive salaries ranging from $173 to $1ST, are reduced to $125; passenger conductors from $106 to $83 per month. In all departments the cut in wages will be 10 per cent, or more. IVmonal, Loonl and General Note. The Pennsylvania line Is the only railway in the world that has an official historian. II. E. Suckling, recently with the Canadian Pacific, has been elected treasurer of the Soo line. The directors of the Louisville, Evansvllle & St. Louis will meet In New York to-day to elect officers. The nig Four will honor mileage tccks of the Wheeling & Lake Erie and the Cincinnati. Jackson He Mackinaw. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Lake Shore road yesterday D. W. Caldwell was elected president. The Peoria & Eastern will on Sunday run another excursion to this city from Cfcampalgn and points this side. W. K. Beliis, general manager of the Rail-' way Olficlals and Employes' Association, has gone, to New York to be absent several days. The Colorado Traffic Association passes out of existence to-morrow for lack of financial support. It has been in operation but two years. The Illinois Central to-morrow begins carrying passengers on Southern tourists rates, not waiting for Its competitors to take action in the matter. In the week ending, Oct. 27 there were transferred over the Belt road 15,322 cars, and there were handled at the stock yard3 by Belt road engines 977 carloads of stock. James Hazzard, who represents the Santa Fe freight department in this territory, with headquarters at Cincinnati, was in the city yesterday on official business. J. D. Layng, first vice president of the C, C, C. & St. L., came West yesterday to attend the annual meeting. ' He represents the Vanderbilt interest in the property. Mrs. May McKee, whose husband was killed in the Toledo. St. Louis & Kansas Crty shops at Frankfort, Ind., a few days ago. has brought suit against the company for $lo,ooi). , , In the east-bound tonnage out of Chicago last week the Panhandle was first, as in the week preceeding, an the Pig Four Is doing an excellent business out of Chicago, reaching last week 2.88S tons. John O. Williams, vice president and general manager of th Vandalla system, was in the city yesterday en route to Philadelphia for a conference with the high officials of the Pennsylvania lines. The Chicago & Alton Is in the field for excursion business, it announcing a rounu-trlp rate .of one fare from Illinois points t all points south of the Ohio river on Nov. 13, Dec. 11. Jan. 8, Feb. 5. March 5 an l April 12 and 30. ( H. W. DIggins, who to-morrow retires from the position of superintendent of the Springfield division of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis, has held that position since 1873. going from the original Big Four to accept it. The Toronto Board of Trade have been notified by the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific railway companies that flour and grain rates to the United States will be restored to a basis of 25 cents per 100 pounds from Chicago to New York. H. Sample will to-morrow sev&r his connection with theEvansvil!e Terre Haute as Its general agenf at -Torre Haute and be succeeded by Mr. Wetland. Mr. Sample takes a position with the Iiouisville, Evansvllle & St. Louis at St. Louis. The delegates to the National Christian Convention, who went over the (Thesapeake & Ohio, have sent the passenger department of that road a resolution passed by that body commendatory of the excellence of its road-bed and equipment and the politeness of its train officials. The. Toledo & Ohio Central, after a long fight, has secured the right of way across several street of Columbus, O., Broad street being one, to Its new station, the Mayor of Columbus having signed the ordinance on Monday nlgjt giving the right to cross the several streets at grade. Dr. Talbott, medical examiner of the Pennsylvania Voluntary Relief Department (Indianapolis division), states that all over the Western system the association is en-ioylng a great boom this month, over one hundred members having been taken in on tile Chicago division alone. James Barker, general passenger agent of the Missouri. Kansas & Texas, further complicated matters In the Western and Southwestern territory by announcing, in addition to dhe cheap excursion to the Southwest on Nov. 6. chenp excursions on Nov. 20 and Dec. 9 and 18. M. J. Becker, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Company, and his subordinate officials are this week inspecting bridges and buildings west of Pittsburg.' Yesterday they went over the Indianapolis division of the Pennsylvania lines and to-day will go over the Indlanapojls & Vlncennes. H. Moore, general utility man on the Chicago & Southeastern. Is. in the city. He states that from forty to fifty cars are loaded along the line dally, and the earnings of the road are now ahead of any former period. Harry Crawford, sr., pras-ldent of the road, is expected West next week. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, In connection with the Seaboard air line, has about completed arrangements to establish a system of through-train service between New York and Atlanta, Ga. The Atlantic coast and the Southern railway companies have withdrawn their opposition to such arrangement. The Illinois Central has notified shippers at New Orleans that It will pay 20 cents per load of 1,5 pounds for freight delivered at Its freight hou!?e, coming from places where it is some inconvenience to reach the company's freight station, certain streets being named. This is u new departure for a Northern roaJ. Representatives of the Chlcago-St. Paul lines left that city last night for St. Paul, where they wl'l hold to-day a conference with OJeneral Passenger Agent Hibbard, of the Soo line, relative to the emigrant ques- , tiort: The meeting will be a continuation of the one held In Chicago during the past week, at which nothing definite was arranged. 4 P. H. McGraw, general foreman of the car department of the Pennsylvania lines, was last even'ng presented with a diamond stud by Inuianapolls shop employes. Mr. Harvey, storekeeper, made the presentation speech. Mr. McGraw responded, thanking the men in a very courteous manner. Mr. McGraw goes to Chicago, Nov. 1, to take charge at that point as general foreman. The brakemen on the eastern division of the Wabash are considerably exercised over the promotion of S. C. Talmage to a con-ductorshlp. Six weeks ago he was hired as a brakeman, and is now promoted, lal- mage U a son of the late A. A. Talmage, who was for several years general man- Lager of the Wabash, anil this fact had much to id wiin nis promotion, ne wisning to lxgln at the bottom of the ladder, as did his father. A reporter of the Journal was shown, yesterday, a lettc-r from San Francisco, vritten by a railway oillclal now visiting that city, in vhl"h It was stuttd that As-P'.stmit (Jcnernl ManaKer A. JI. Pratt, two division superintendents, two assistant general passenger apents and four traveling passenger agents had been dismissed, an i that T. H. Goodman, who has been general passenger agent of the road for sev eral years. Is to give place to a younger man. Vice President Stubbs now being East looking after a man for his place. Mention was made recently of the excellent record E. O. Hopkins had made as receiver of the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis, and his record on the Peoria, Decatur & Evansville. of which he is also receiver, has been equally satisfactory. Every part of the system has been placed In goo I order, and the Illinois Railway Commission, which Inspected the property last week, expressed themselves as surprised and gratified over the marked improvement or the P.. I. & E.. which in their report a year ago they referred to in unfavorable terms. The trunk lines and the Western roads have agreed on the differentials to be allowed the Canadian Pacific. Hitherto that road has claimed a differential of $7.30 on business going over Its line to the Atlantic seaboard. It moreover took reduced rates and calculated Its differential on that basis. The Western lines have always protested against allowing the Canadian Pacific any differential at all. and have finally Induced the trunk lines to take the stand that the differentials must be allowed on the basis of the regular standard rates. The Canadian Pacific must govern itself accordingly. M. C. Bristol, superintendent of construction of the Western Union Telegraph Company for the United States, was in the city yesterday conferring with Superintendent Walllck concerning contemplated improvements in this city. Mr. Bristol states that the company last Saturday completed the stringing of a new copper wire from New York to San Francisco, and that on Sunday a message was sent over it from New York to San Francisco, using but two re-reaters, which is the longest distance a message has been sent with but two repitl-tlons at repeating offices, and this will be used regularly hereafter. Heretofore, between New York and San Francisco, a message was repeated four times, and until one year ago five times. IN THE COURTS. Ilonnd Over for IlnrKlnry. John Ray and Oscar Thompson were sent to the grand Jury yesterday by Judge Stubbs to answer a charge of grand larceny and burglary. The witness against them was a newsboy named Charles Jackson, who told the Judge that he had not had a home for eight years and that he had assisted the men in the robbery. The articles stolen were hides and leather from the Big Four depot. Ray has a bad reputation with the police. Citizens Company "Wants Xenr Trials. In Room 2, of the Superior Court, the Citizens' Street-railroad Company has filed motions for new trials In the cases of Annie Wright and Julia Todd against the company for damages. The former recovered Judgment against the company for $5,000 and the latter for $1,000. THE COURT RECORD. Supreme Court. 1C771 Bobbins vs. Spencer et al. Gibson C. C. Reversed. McCabe. J. The declarations of a grantor in derogation of her previous conveyances were within the general rule excluding proof of such declarations, and were erroneously admitted by the court below in evidence. 16& B. & O. & C. It. R. Co. vs. Eggers. Lake C. C. Affirmed. Dailey, J. A proceeding to set aside a dismissal of a cause pending is summary, and no answer Is contemplated by the practice act. 16C3C--Greene et al. vs. Brown, admr. Hamilton C. C. Aiflrmed. Hackney, J. Two grantees of the north and south halves of land, without having paid the consideration, executed two separate mortgages. The grantor recovered judgment for the balance of the purchase price and foreclosed the vendor's lien, subject to the mortgages. Pending the year for redemption, the f)laintilt died, and the sheriff conveyed the ands to his heirs, Including said two grantees. Thereafter said mortgages were foreclosed and redemption had by the administrator of said plaintiff. Partition proceedings were had between said heirs, and part of said land was set eff to the said mort-gageors and four other heirs. Afterward the said part &a again divided, by the tenants In common, and one of the mortgageors got ten acres and the -other sold his Interest to the other heirs. Before the partition two of the heir? 'mortgaged the undivided two-sixteenths t- all of said, lands, and after the procei Jngs one of the original mortgageors mortgaged one-stxteenth of the land set off to himself to the other mort-gageor and the four other heirs, and after the last division the other heirs mortgaged the land deeded to them. Said whole tract was mortgaged to secure attorneys' fees after the partition proceedings. Held: that before the parUtlon the lien for redemption money in favor of the estate could have attached only to the undivided interests of the original mortgageors, and when their interests were severed the lien, if it attached at all, was confined to such severed Interests. Held, also: the estate became subrogated to the claims and Hens of the mortgagees, and there was no such Interest by the heirs in euch claims as would authorize, muchf less require, that they should be set up in the partition suit, so that the administrator of the estate, not being a party to the partition proceedings, is not precluded by the decree therein. 16D4. Krothwohl et al. vs. Dawson. Fulton C. C. Affirmed. Coffey, J. Whsro cne buys notes upon the representation that they were all right the party so r presenting is estopped from defending against the notes on the ground that they had been attested since the date of their execution, and the assignee of such purchase may avail himself of the estoppel. 1673. Vanderford et al. vs. Vanlerford. Noble C. C. Dismissed. 17J37. Wesllhg, Administratrix, vs. Vler-reg et aL Marlon C. C. Dismissed. Appellate Court. 1384. T. H. & L. Railroad Company vs. Walsh. Fulton C. C. Affirmed. Relnhard. J.4Where the question before the court and Jury was as to 'the extent a meadow had been damaged by fire from a railroad it was proper to show if true that as the metdow 'becomes older the quantity and quality of the hay becomes better on the kind of land upon which the meadow was located, and how long the maadow continues to Improve until it begins to deteriorate. 2. If the appellant negligently suffered the fire to escape from the right of way it is liable, though not liable for the act of setting fire upon the right of way. 12G0. C. Aultman & Co. vs. Richardson et al. Madison C. C. Reversed. Lotz, J. A breach of warranty may be used as a cause for an . original action, a counterclaim or as a matter of defense at the option of the warrantee. 1275. Crist vs. Jacoby et al. Boone C. C. Affirmed. Gavin, J. The statute gives the right to the surety to take the eneilt of any claim In favor of the principal uettor arising out of contract. Where a note given is not part of the contract of sale parol evidence of a warranty is admissible and the contract Is not otherwise in writing. 1229. C. & S. Railroad Company vs. Ter-klns. Clinton C. C. Affirmed. Davis, J. Where possession after a certain date is unlawful and wrongful no notice to vacate was necessary before suit. - 1307. Ward vs. Christy. Grant C. C. Affirmed. Ross, J. The evidence sustains the verdict. . . Superior Court. Room 3 Pliny W. Bartholomew, Judge. Mary C. Hunt vs. Hunt Soap and Chemical Company; account. On trial by Jury. Circuit Court. Edgar A. Brown. Judge. S. S. Boaz et al. vs. James I. Rooker; on account. Trial by jury. Verdict in favor of defendant. . Charles Schmidt vs. Terre Haute Brewing Company; damages. On trial by Jury. XfW Sntts Filed. The Farmers' and Breeders Livestock Insurance Company vs. Hiram B. Howl?nd: ; on note. Superior Court, Room 3. Mary A. Stewart, executrix, vs. James O. Briggs et al.; on title bond. Circuit Court. Rosa Kandle vs. Dewltt Kandle; divorce. Superior Court, Room 2. ; J. Smith vs. Benjamin Smith; divorce. Superior Court, Room 1. Kmll M. Mayer vs. Nicholas Gerber; on" account. Circuit Court. Arthur N. Wilson vs. Frank S. Foster; replevin. Superior Court. Room S. To Beautiful California Via The True Southern Route comprising the lines of the Iron Mountain route. Texas Ac Pacific. and Southern Pacific railways the ideal winter way to the land of sunshine, fruit ,ond flowers. This route has no freezing weather, high altitudes or snow blockad?s. No change of cars from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Elegant Pullman Buffet Sleeping Car and Pullman Tourist Sleeping Car leave St. Louis daily at 9:50 p. m., arriving at Los Angeles the fourth day out et 7 p.m. For full particulars, tickets, berth reservations, maps, etc., address any coupon ticket agent or COKE ALEXANDER. D. P. A. No. Pac Ry 7 Jacksoa Place, Indianapolis. Home-Seekers' Excursion to the SnutliTrent. On Nov. C. via. Vandalla line. For details call on ticket agents or address J. E. Rockwell, D. P. A., Indianapolis. Fish, oysters and game In season at Huegele's. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest McdU sad Diploma HONOIi TO GEN. FOSTER EVDIANA G. A. R. niESE.VTS HIM "WITH A HAMJSOMt; DJkDGE. lie Wm First Commander of the State Department nntl Gives a JIUtorV of it. No warmer and more appreciative tribute was ever paid to a distinguished veteran of the Union army than that laid at the feet of Gen. Robert S. Foster, at Grand Army Hall, last night, on the occasion of the presentation of a badge tendered by the Indiana Department of the G. A. R. to him as the first department commander. But it was more than an official presentation; It was an assembling of the veterans living in Indianapolis who hare come not only to respect and be proud of General Foster as a gallant soldier, but to love him as a comrade, to show him by their words and presence how near he is to them. The women, too, were present, who have done so much to help the needy and suffering among the veterans. Department Commander Marsh came from Winchester, he said, to pay his homage to the soldier who had honored his State. The Bald-headed Glee Club was there in full force, with its latest recruit, ex-Marshal Dan M. Ransdell. Every Grand Army post was represented. Commander Lucas, of Thomas Post, called the meeting to order, and Chaplafn Van Busklrk, of the same post, invoked the divine blessing. Rev. Dr. Lucas spoke of the occasion and dwelt upon the Idea that the renown of every soldier was the glory of every private soldier who did his duty. Department Commander Marsh made an eloquent address, saying that the first man killed in actual battle in the war was an Indiana soldier, at Laurel Hill. He said that he had come to pay a heartfelt tribute to one of Indiana's best soldiers and best citizens. Capt. W. A. Ketcham, of General Foster's regiment, spoke in eloquent words of the regard all veterans have for General Foster. Col. I. X. Walker, who was assigned to present the badge, gave briefly the part which General Foster took In the organization of the Grand Array, showing that he was not only the first member In Indiana, but the first department commander In the country, His presentation sentences were eloquent and full of feeling. When he said it was an honor to belong to an organization which made one a comrade of such men as Foster, McGinnls, Knefler and Coburn two sharp volleys of hand-clapping followed. GENERAL FOSTER'S REMARKS. In response to Colonel Walker. General Foster spoke as follows: "Comrade Walker, Gentlemen of the Committee and Comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic of Indiana It is with a. feeling of pride and sincere gratitude to the members of the G. A. it. of Indiana that I accept this beautiful badge, the tonen of your kindly feeling toward myself and of your approval of my connection with the Grand Army of the Republic during its eariy history and early organization in Indiana. I shall prize it not alone for its artistic beauty, out more as a souvenir of my connection with the G. A. R., as a heritage to my children when I am gathered to my fathers and as a memento of the humble part 1 was .privileged to play in the great and bloody drama of the late civil war for the suppression of armed treason and rebellion against the civil authority and for the preservation of the Constitution and civil liberty throughout all this broad landNorth; East, South and West. I thank the comrades of the committee, as well as, my friends and acquaintances who are members of the Grand Army of the Republic, tne grandest and most patriotic organization of any land or of any period. "What can be grander, or more sublime than an organization of ex-soldiers and sailors of taat grand Union txrmy who stood shoulder to shoulder for four long years of bloody strife, combatting treason and rebellion and the enemies of the -Hag that should have been then, and, thanK God I Is now an emblem of liberty, equality and unity of all American citizens before the law, as well as an emblem of protection on land and sea the world over. "I am proud of my native State of Indiana. Within her domain I first saw the light of day a State that sent over 200,(R of her brave sons to the front to battle for the preservation of the Union, a State wjiose soldiers participated in nearly every Important battle of the late war, and who gave up the full measure of their lives in defense of our free Institutions, and whose bodies lie buried in nearly every national cemetery in the United States. To have been a Union soldier In the late struggle was honorable,, but to have been a Union soldier from the great State of Indiana is an additional honor of which any In-dianlan, native or adopted, might feel justly proud. In the language of a distinguished soldier, 'No other country on earth ever produced such another army as that which assembled to put down the rebellion.' "I do not flatter myself that the presentation of this beaut if ml badge Is to me personally for any especial merit of my own, but to me as the representative of the Grand Army of the Republic and as the first department commander of this department, as well as the first department organized In the; United States. Were I to attempt to manifest .Indifference to the honor conferred upon me on this occasion I should belle my feelings as well as the emotions that spring up from a grateful heart overflowing with gratitude at your mark of approval for my .past connection with the Grand Army, and again I say, while I am not aware of any especial act on my part entitling me to this honor, I accept it not for myself alone, but in behalf of all the comrades f the Grand Army who so ably, and zealously, and faithfully aided and stood by me during the organization of the Grand Army in Indiana in 1S66. "The objects and alms of the Grand Army then and now are the same. Friendship, loyalty and charity were then the corner stone of the order, and they are now its foundation. It was our aim then and is our duty now to teach patriotism, encourage loyalty, and keep alive the memories and perpetuate the friendships formed during our service in the late war of the rebellion when fighting in defense of the Constitution and the Union, and against its foes, from without as well as within. As the years pass, our ranks are becoming depleted and we approach the dark river where we cross and join the silent army of comrades mustered out before us we should close up our ranks and stand closer together, helping and encouraging each other to bravely meet that last enemy of our race. When we answer to the last roll call let us do it with a consciousness of having done our duty to our God, our country and to ourselves. "I recognize here to-night many who belonged to the Grand Army during the early period of Its history, and a brief account of its early organization may not be inappropriate at this time. I beg to state some facts that seem to have been for hv ne time in dispute. During the summer of 1813, an4 immediately after the close of the war and the mustering out of the vast army of volunteer soldiers of the Union army, a number of us met In this-city to devise ways and means of organizing the ex-soldlers of the Union Army resident in Indiana Into a society or union for mutual protection, and to give aid and assistance to our comrades who were in need and were worthy of our attention. We had been in corre-Fpondence with parties In Illinois regarding an organization Intended for the benefit of ex-soldiers of the late war, and which was strongly recommended to 113 by prominent ex-soldler3 of that State I was selected to go t Sprincnejd to Investigate and report upon the character and supposed efficiency of the soldier organization belm? formed in that State I went to Springfield during the month of July, 1SG6, and there met Major Stephenson, who had been a surgeon of an Illinois regiment. I found In Major Stephenson a grand and enthusiastic friend of ex-soldlers, and he had devised a form of organization which, while 3lmple,had enough of mysterious and ritualistic ceremonies to make it attractive. He was extremely In earnest In his description of his favorite plan for organizing all the ex-soldlers of the Union army Into one grand brotherhood for mutual protection and benefit. He communicated to me the work In all its detail, and administered to me th? obligation taken by all who enter the Grand Army, and I became a full-fledged member of the G. A. R., but I was a veritable 'member at large.' without a department and without a post. He gave me copies of all the forms of ritual, blanks, etc., that he had printed or written, with full authority to organize the order at any place I thought proper, saying, I am very glad to have some one take hold of this plan and work It up. as they do not manifest much interest In the order here In Illinois.' I returned to Indiana, and we immediately organized a post of the Grand Army in Indianapolis, designated as Post No. 1, and at the same time the Department of Indiana, of which I had the honor of being selected department commander. We sent Inspectors throughout the State to organ ize posts and to muster In all ex-soldler3 who had an honorable discharge and who expresyed a desire to join the organization. Ex-soldlers set up the type and printed all our literature, blanks, etc, kind friends furnished us with ample funds for our work of organization, and within ninety days we had over sixty thousand members in the Grand Army of the Republic. In addition, we mustered ex-soldiers of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, and Issued to them charters authorizing the mustering of different posts in these States, because there was no other department to apply for a charter. The first national convention of the G. A. R. was held in this city in 1SR6, at which Gen. John M. Palmer, of Illinois, presided. At this convention Gn. Stephen A. Hulbut was chosen as national commander" and I was selected as Junior vice commander. I think only Illinois and Indiana were represented at that convention. Behold the Grand Army of to-day, numbering Its hundreds of thousands, with departments and posts In every State and Territory In the Union. This, my comrades and friends, Is the history In brief, and such was the beginning of this grand soldier organization in Indiana in 1S06. Now nearly thirty years have passed, and the W. It. C. and other auxiliary societies have been organized to aid the G. A. R. "Before closing, permit me to mention the valuable aid and assistance rendered me by the ex-soldiers and loyal citizens of Indiana, many of whom I recognize 1 here to-night. Many have removed from our State and many have passed to the great unknown. They, with personal effort and with their money, both of which were given freely, made it possible to organize so grand an army in so short a time. I have not intended. In this brief narrative, to give any especial details of the organization of the G. A. R. in this State, but only want to Impress upon your minds the fact that the Grand Army of the Republic of Indiana was the first department organized In the United States. It is so apparent as to require no defense. My comrades, I again thank you." General Foster was frequently interrupted with applause. At the conclusion, General Knefler said that the people of Indiana should not forget that It was Foster's division which checked the last attempt of the enemy to get to Grant's rear after he had broken through the union lines in front of Richmond, and that it was General Foster's division which, by the severest marching, placed itself across Lee's path at Appomattox, Sunday morning, April 9. 18f3, and caused the surrender to take place there. General McGinnls, in a few humorous remarks, attributed the honors which General Foster attained to the fact that he was at first a member of the Eleventh Indiana. , , , ,T Kv-Governor Chase and Colonel Hollo-nay spoke briefly. ' W. C. Smock contributed not a little to the interest of the occasion by a song full of pathos. Then all the comrades a,nd the ladies present came forward and shook hands with General Foster, and then closed one of the veteran meetings - which will be long remembered. Indeed, It is not too much to say that so many really excellent addresses were ever made on a veteran occasion in thU city as last night, when Gen. Robert S. Foster was honored. SEVERAL PARK SITES A TItIP TO VIEW THE VARIOUS L.O-CATIOXS MADE YESTERDAY. Mr. Earnsliavr Well Pleased with the Natural Ilenuttes of Two of the LocationsOthers Not So Good. Joseph Earnshaw, a well-known landscape gardener of Cincinnati, City Engineer Brown and E. F. Claypool took" quite 'an extensive drive yesterday looking over the available sites for park purposes. They started from the Warfdngton-slreet bridge over White river and followed that stream up to Fall creek, carefully looking over the ground so as to be aide to form an idea of the cost of 'the improvements necessary to convert any desired spot into a park. They then followed Fall creek to the fair grounds and' took a look at that property. From there they changed their course and went south, passing east of the city, viewing all the property between the city and Irvington, and then on south till they reached Garfield Park. In the conversation with Mr. Claypool last night he stated that no opinions as to the availability of any of the proposed sites had been reached, nor would be for several days yet. In speaking of the different locations he gave some idea of the rough estimates placed upon thm by the dity engineer and Mr. Earnshaw. The tract along White river, he said, would not be very costly, but in the future the improvements necessary to bring It up to the present condition of the other proposed places would probably make its cost fully as much as any of 'iliem. The Fall-creek site smed to be looked upon with favor, partly on account of the presence of the stream, but the one which seemed to possess the most natural advantages is the tract of land lying east of the city in tho neighborhood of what is known as Stratford. There the land is more rolling than at any other ioint near the city, and has the advantage of a good clear stream running through it. From . Stratford south there is no other property that would be available until the neighborhood of Gar-fiold Park is reached. There ail the natural advantages pertaining to the StraJtfonl location are again to be found, although probably not to such a great extent, but this place has the additional advantage of having a small park already improved, making that much less to be provided. These opinions are simply those gleaned from the conversation as the party drove over the different tracts, and are not given as the conclusions of the engineers. Mr. Earnrfiaw was very much lmpresv5ed with the natural beauty of some of the sites shown him and is confident that, with the Judicious expenditure of a reasonable amount of money, Indianapolis can secure parks which will rival those of any city in the country. SACRIFICE OF HORSES. Fifty Rend Disposed of at the Dell Arenn Snle. The first combination sale at the new Deli Arena stables on East Washington street, owned by J. T. Johnson & Son, yesterday morning, resulted In the sale of fifty horses. The sale was somewhat disappointing to the horsemen from the fact that buyers were not very plentiful nor were they liberal In their bids. While some of the horses went at what would seem to be ridiculously low figures, the prices are considered by horsemen to be all the animals were worth. It was a noticeable fact that as a rule style alone had little Influence In the price. If a horse did not show hl3 ability to make good time, his beauty would not take the price up Into three figures. Most of the horses offered were colts and had to be taken largely on a man's own Judgment of horseflesh, which accounts in a large measure for the low prices which ruled. Most of them had fairly good pedigrees, and some of them had been worked enough to show what might be expected of them In the future, but others were sold simply on their possibilities, as shown by trials up and down the street and in the stable lot. Luella. a four-year-old chestnut mare, brought the best price of the day, t2W. She was the exception to the general rule in that she Is not a fast horse, but Is a fine show mare with a good record as a roadster. The following is a li3t of yesterday's sales: Thoroughbreds Bay mare. $22.-7) : chestnut mare. 145: bay horse. $SK); bay filly, $35; bay mare, &7.f0; bay mare, fJO; brown gelding, $37.50; brown mare. $23; Net Pan. brown filly, 17.5; Hindo King, b!-ack horse, JS0; William S., chestnut gelding, SCT.SO; Jessie, gray mare, $35; Queen, brown mare. $47.50; Mary F.r b. filly, $13; Wan-neta F.. brown filly, $27.50; Merrill F., roan filly. $35; Dollle B.. bay filly, $22.50; Clay F., roan gelding. WO; Sis Elgin, bay filly, $15; Willis D., gray gelding, $W; Bertha Elgin, gray filly, $67.50; Luella. chestnut mure, $2.V); W. B., gray gelding, $40; Dutch Boy, chestnut gelding, $T7.W; Indiana King, bay gelding. $115; Jennie, black mare, Ji; Calno, blackmare, $37.50; , brown mare, f2.50; Lena Hunter, gray mare. $17.50; Baron B., bay colt, $50; Baron McMath., bay colt, $25; May Brann, brown mare, $30; Nellie, bay mare, $100; Reana Adam, black filly, $10; MIsh Swift, black mare, $30; Stanley, black gelding,. $162.50; Fannie H.. bay filly, $45; Allamont. chestnut mare, $32.50; Battle, chestnut filly, $C0; Elgeren, cr.estnut I'lly, $20. The sale will continue all this week, beginning at 1 o'clock each day. It is expected that about fifty horses will be sold each of the four days. A Side IsMtie. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. In these stirring political and football times two Connecticut newspapers are engaged in a ferocious debate on the responsibility of Henry VIII for the death of bis wives Consumption. The incessant wasting of a consumptive can only be overcome by a powerful concentrated nourishment like Scott's Emulsion. If this wasting is checked and the system is supplied with strength to combat the disease there is hope of recovery. Scott's Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil, with Hypophos-phites, does more to cure Consumption than any other known remedy. It is for all Affections cf Throat and Lungs, Coughs, Colds, Bron chitis and Wasting, tamfkhtr,,, Scott & Bowne. N. Y. AMDruggists. ZOn. "' THE FUTURE OF THE BATES. Mr. Claypool Will Put Vp n Ilnnd- e.orae Structure on the Corner. The talk of the proposed improvements to be made at the Bate3 House has been revived again by some rumors that reached the street yesterday. Mr. E. F. Claypool was seen last night and asked about It. He said that so far as the rumors referred to any Immediate improvement they wiere fslse; but that an improvement was con templated and would be made. The lease of the building does not expire until two years f rem next May, and nothing can be done until then Just what will be done Is uncertain. Mr. Claypool said that In view of future improvements on this corner he had paid particular attention! to hotels in other cities, so as to be prepared when the time cama, to put up & building on that square that would bo the p"ide of the city. He spoke fome noout the possibility of remodeling it, but did not seem to think that he woula do po. preferring, ne eaid, to build a fine building there that would be as noir fire proof a. brick, sone and steel. could make. THE FATHER SWEARS VENGEANCE. Jack Gnllnfrher, Charged rrlth Grave Assault, in Police Court. The case of Jack Gallagher, who is charged - with a criminal assault upon a little girl, was called in Police Court yesterday, but was continued over until today. The father of the child wept in bitter anger In the court room, and declared his purpose to have personal satisfaction if the accused is found guilty. Horace Heston, who fled to Chicago when the affidavit charging him with running a lottery shop on Kentucky avenue was filed against him several weeks since, was arrested on his return a few days ago. and was tried yesterday before Judge Stubbs. The court assessed a fine cf $100 and costs. An apoeal was taken. Stephen Tyler was fined $50 and sent to the workhouse for thirty days for having burglar tools in his possession. Small Fire In Old Jonrnal Building. The roof of the old Journal Building, at the corner of Market and Pennsylvania streets, was damaged about $200 by fire yesterday morning at 9:20 o'clock. The fire originated In the office of J. T. V. Hill, and Is supposed to have been caused by the fire in his grate. One of the firemen, in speaking of the building j-esterday, said that the number of small tires which had been discovered In it was not at all surprising. He said the fault was a common one In the city, and was to be found in the manner In which the grates were constructed. When natural gas was Introduced In the city a large number of buildings, which had been constructed with small flues for the u?e of stoves, were fitted out with grates without proper eare being taken to widen the chimneys and uuna sona iounaations unaer the grates Building; Permits. S. A. Sherman, frame house, Orange avenue, $1,050. Minerva Lambert, frame store room, 1132 East Washington street. $700. Frederick A. Mehl, repair frame house, 203 Kentucky avenue. S4S0. Ralble & Snyder, frame shop and sheds, Dates strest, $SW0. jM.no-. Louisville nntl Itetnrn 11 J0. On special train leaving Indianapolis at 7 a. m., Sunday, Nov. 4, via Pennsylvania line. Tickets good returning on special train leaving Louisville at 6:10 p. m. same day. Call at ticket offices, 48 West Washington street, 4G Jackson Place and Union Station. Bearing-Down Feeling. The portrait presented here is that of Mrs. J. M. Bender, who lives on the old York "Road at Nicetown, Pa. She has been for many years in 4 very poor health. She had falling" of the womb, causing" that bearing down feeling and other forms of female weakness, with headache, severe backache, pains all over her body, and serious, kidney trouble. Her blood was in such a bad state that physicians said she had dropsy. Nearly discouraged she tried Lydia E. Pink-ham's Vegetable Compound, arid to her great surprise it made her a well woman. She now wishes to tell women all over the world to take the Vegetable Compound and be well. Miss iMaria Parloa has written a compact cook book, contninincr one hnndred rortn. for palatable dishr, which can bo i easily and cheaply prepared at j Lome by using the well-known i Liebig . COMPANY'S Extract of Beef. Miss Parloa' a reputation is a aaf licient guarantee that the recipes are practical and good. Manr of them giro iniprored methods of preparing the simpler dinhes, while nme are for Uifth.es which have been considered in the r.rovinee of the professional cook, but which ran be enily made with Liebig COMPANY'S Extract of Reef. Tli1 bonk will Te r nt frreon app:ic&t!.n to PsiHhyCo.'.'71'ark l'lce. .N'ew York. BUSINESS DIRECTORY SAWS AXI MILL SVITMi:. llllna. KmArjr W'1W a&4 V A ' .V JIUI bij.plie. OiJL 1 I O IU!nomtree oneau4re soata SAWS BELTING find EMERY WHEELS. Fpeclaluei o! W. B. Barry Saw & Supply Co 132 8. 1'ena. bU All klolt ct Sjirs Ktpiirtd, Nordyko & Marmon Co. Founders & Machinists Mill aut E!er;or H illdort, Jn1LanioU, Ini Roller MK1. MUl-Uttannc. BelUaj. UotUaf. cloth. Jriiu-clftjmiL jlacMnerr. MuMUngt runner. kriU MilU, eix. eto. law lreetrOrt fortioclt jsnls. AllSTItACTS OP TITLU. THEODOKE 5TEI H, Successor to Wm. C Anlron. ABSTRACTER OF TITLES t; EAST MAIIKET 8T. PllVSICIAXS. DR FKAXCIS J. 1LUDI0ND Office. 3S Hast Ohio St. HOURS 9 to 11 &. tu.t 2 to 5 p. m. rjrDlsease of Ue Btomaca and Kcrroo System. DR. C. I. FLETCHER. BES1DKNCE 573 North MerMUu JMi. OFFICII JJu'J Sou Hi Mtruiiau street Olttce Honrs 'J U 10 a. m ; a lo 4 p. in.; 7 to 3 p. m. Teieylioiit-a Oilico, i07; reideuoo, fit. DR. J. A. SUTCLIFFE, Surgoon. OFFICE 95 Kit Market street Hours 9 to 10 .lit.; 2 lo3 p. la-, fouuUay s exoptl. Telephone 941 DR. BRAYTON. OFFICE 2tl K. Oblo: from lU to 12 an1 2 te U JtUblDKXCUPU fcaat WaahlnRtoo bi. lloutte Teleyhoue V21J. Oliloe teiepuoue ML " DR. SARAH STOCKrON, 227 NO UTH DE LAW X KB STttEET. DR. REBECCA V. ROGERS, DISEASES OF WOMEX AND CIIlLDUlaN OFFICE 19 Marion Block, omoe Hours: 9 to 12 a. 2 to 5 p. m. yunrtara: I to i p. at He Wmce. 440 North Meridian street. SAFE DEPOSITS. " SAFE DEPOSIT VAULT. Absolute arct7 opaiiut Tire an l liurglar. Fluent, and onlj Vault of the kind lu the State, roiiceman diiy and iilglit on guarL DeMf.vjl lor the ai koe? n;g of Mooej, liou-ls. Wills, Dee4s, Atutraota, tid rcr Hate, Jewe.s and valuable Trunks and Pca S.'A. FLETCHER & CO., Safe-Deposit JOHN 8. TARKINGTOM. Maar. UKASS FOIXDHY A.MJ FINISHING 81101. uru-um PIONEER BRASS WORKS, Mfra. and Dealers in all kin Is of n-an GoU her and lijrht Cantlugv Car Bwwtnjr a speouUt. He pair and Job Woik promptly a; tended to. 110 A 110 boutU Penusjh aula aL Telephone dl S. OPTICIANS. a;cF FITTED GROUND - , A a . J j i ' - VL EAST MARKETS! 1ND1A.HApOUS-1NP . KF.ALS AND STKXC1LS. C!LS.STAMPSi rafoTELPBa. 15 SJMERIDIANST. Gtouho ft opr. IHSSTISTS. DENTIST E- E- EESB Eatt Ohio St.. bcl. Meridian and Pen . Wli N IS VISU SLKKP. American Detective Agency, Northwest corner W?hinpton and Delaware et Rooms 5 and tt, Indianaijolia. Iud. TcL 1420. This agency is prepared to do all legitimate detective business iutrusted to It ur Hanks. Hilroa4 ana .ill otuer corporations. Mercantile House. At-torneys and private Individuals. We employ only the mont skilled operatives. All butaee strictly ooufl-deutlaL Correspondents In all principal cities, open day and ntglit, 1L C. WEiiSTKU. SupV JAMES CAMPBELL, Assistant. PRICES REDUCED. mm Champion Irou wn 1 fitl ItibUm Uru Fences Wrouelit Iron Fence and Gates. Iron Fence PoM. ELLIS A HELF&XUEUOEB. 1C2 to Id uouta AliesiAslppt street. n aiiwa -yjJfmnr The Pennsylvania Short Line Foster Time to NEW YORK and Intermediate Poitttd. "No, 20" Will leave Indianapolis at 2:43 p. m. daily. Arrive Columbus, U 7:40 p.m. nttsburg 1:30 a.m. Hafrlsburg :a0a.m. , " Haltlmore 1:10 p.m. WashlnKton 4r30 p. m. Philadelphia 12:15 p.m. " New Yorlc 2:JJp. m. This is the lasteet time ever made by a regular train between Indianapolis anl New York and Is the only SOLID TRAIN running between these points. ALT MKAL3 SERVED IN DININO CARS. This Is a STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS TRAIN. and only first-class transportation will b honored. For sleeping car reservations, tickets and detailed information call at ticket offices, 4S West Washington street. 46 Jacksoa Dlace, Union Station or address, t O. i- ROCKWELL, D. P. A.. ' Indianapolis. VANDALIA LINE. I;nilj ilu..i ikC'Siiib-Friu Inrunajo!;s mxr. Arrive f t.Louis Accoiuui'xlAtljn 17.30 am 17:40 pm C Louis l ast Line il:uOata A OO pus '1 raiii 'i l al -J 1 !y:a '.3 iia lerre Haute Accomiuo-UtUu. t00p-a 11to,m ttansville Li press lli'.'Jpia J:HS am 1st. luuis EiyrrM. ............ "ilO pn 4:40 ui Trains coauect at Terre Haute for E. i. point. KvaDivlile sleeper tn n gM tnio. Bleeping cars are run on throurl iraius. Dinliif and parlor ears ou Trin Jo and Best Line to Cincinnati Ffr arv information c.V.l at City Ticket OiSc. No. '2 Went Washing, ton street, corner alr1tln: Cm '.r1 1TAn41 Trains arrive aud depart from V t- w- rmr-A tOl.'UDUiLIUU, I MJKK Leave. Cincinnati Eip'ets MK'sn On. ToWtloand letrolt fNOam Cin., Dayton and Lima - 55 pro (in.. Vestibule Umited M ( pta Cin.. Tolslo an-t lxtrot KVl.Spm laily. t Daily, except suu.Uy. Arrive. 9: IS am ll:4!taia t7 : pt 10.W l:a F.nilCATlO.IAL. 45th Yonr Enter rVovA. (o Endisnarjolis OUSMESS OVERSIT I, II I I . I ll mm I-J'Aai When U loo lc Llovator I.ny and Nljtut School. Oldest, largest, best tvjulj.pe.l and most widely known liU4inea, f-uoitrnttd, rr-iiuiankhtp anl Preparatory Reboot. Pre eminently superior la every respect, liradutte assisted to positions. Call or write for t4-pare catalogue, TcL UJ. I J- J. ULUL PrcaiJt I

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