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Fort Wayne Evening Post (Newspaper) - February 7, 1896, Fort Wayne, Indiana FORT WAYNE EVENING POST VOL. NO. 220. FRIDAY EVENING, B'EBEUARY 7, 1896. SIX CENTS A CLEVELAND OF the common council, just enough SOFT TALK Newest of Everything Com ing In Daily at Mcrgen-theim's would have been lost. And bac of them was the conscience of a peop who gave their time and their energ to a cause which is the cause of thos that Lincoln called the common peo pie. llow lie Labels Franchise Grabbers. You can devise all sorts of scheme for reforming your friend, neighbor o cousin or his man servant, or his mait servant, or the stranger that, is with! his gates, bin you must not enter th snored precincts where the publi plunderers are playing a hightone game with marked cards und loadet dice, and demand that they show ihci hands. Common thieves die and sleep wit their fathers, but the owners of th stock in stolen roads become more am more respectable by receiving a profi of 31 cents upon every 5-cent fare. In case the conditions are such tha the rates cannot be reduced by compe tition, the plan of municipal owner ship of tracks can be tried: The peo pie own the sireeis. The' clly pave with wood and stone and other materiu for the use of ordinary Vehbles. N reasonable argument can- be urget against the city paving a portion of th s'reets wilh iron for the .use of th street cars, which are the peopless car riages. City Can Control Rates. By this system the city can contro the rates. The right to operate the cars upon the city's tracks can be open to competition. The term of the con tract of leasing should be a reasonable time, which can be decided upon in each particular case. The remeny for all is with the peo tie themselves. And it must be furu-shed at the caucuses. Heretofore the caucuses have been run in the interests of a few, who have takeu upon themselves the burden of government. The salvation of municipal government, and of all government, lies in the people assuming the burden themselves. Church Organization In a flourish ing Condition-Real Estate Will Be Brought Here to Mak Our Baseball Filigree Beats His Recor In a Splendid In a Fence Corner Near Hall's Enianuel's Reformed ehurtv congregation, which has been holdinn services in the J. B. Whi e building has purchased the handsome property at the corner of Fairfield avenue am Bass street and in a short lime wil erect an edifice that will add to tlit. beamy of south side real estate. The property WHS purchasod through the ef foris of Messrs. George Weisenberjrer August Schefller and F. P. Seeger, am the great success of the congregation i largely due 10 the active interest o these gentlemen in the church work The property was purchased through the well known agency of Everett A, Doud, from Mr. C. U. Smuck. The consideration was S2S50. KEAI, ESTATE SOTE3. Mr. C. B. Smuck through the Everett .t Doud agency has purchased from Wisher Bros two residences, Nos. 20G 208 Madison street for The past month has been a busy one for Everett Doud, and they have closed several big real estate deals. A >rosperous real estate year is the Grand Boss of the Hlaspheming Turk. new percales just received 5 dilferent patterns, the very best qua ity, yard. Muslin underwear it pays to buy atMergentheim's: Drawers, 25cand48c handsomel made. Skirts from 50c upwards. The largest and most complete line o silkene; looks like real silk. Immense line of white goods, plai and figured, oc, lie, 8c, lOc, and uj wards. SPECIAL SPECIAL WK HAVE JUSTNIXETKEN PLUSH CLOAK LEFT. Do you want one? Cloaks formerl 819.00, now only 311.98. CLOAKS for merly 812.50, now A great chance Uon't miss It. The BEST SALTS PLUSH All fur capes at half price. PERFUMES, PERFUMES. All the latest and beat odors for to morrow only 35c an ounce. The reg ular value was 50c. The very fines French perfumes made. Call for a sample, free. Uon'l forget our KID GLOVE DEPARTMENT TOMORROW, 75o and for eithe hooks or button glovea; all colors. EMBROIDERY HEADQUAHTER3. The largest and beat assortment, new est patterns. LACE CURTAINS, LACE CO11TAIN8. Positively the lowest prices ever offered here in this city and a pole am brass fixtures free with every pair over 81.25. MERGENTKEIM'S BAZAAR, Main and Calhoun EXCEPT CATCHER CORPORATION PARTICULARS WOULDN'T MELT Who Will Slug the Ball at th Old In for a Roasting Tha Meets With Brown Receives Serious Injuries In a Oncer the Mouth of This Paragon of Infamous Wretches, BILLY MEYER GIVES POINTER Billiard Tournament at the Hum Down to a TO SECURE LOW INTO A PILE OF HE'S BEGGING LIFE, Russia Suspicious of Uncle Sam Venezuela Is United Against England. Make Election Legal Holi days and Fiue All Who Shirked the and Hands Cut and Thief Evades the Ex- Councilman Hilly Meyer arrive from Toledo this morning, where heat tended the meeting from which was or ganged the Inter-state league lasiTues day. Mr. Meyer is very enthusiastic ove the outlook, and claims that For Wayne will have a ball club this sea son that will eclipse any organization o its kind ever formed in Fort Wayne. "The representatives of the severa cities present at the said Mr Meyer to a POST reporter this morning "are not only men of plenty of pus1 and vim, but they represent a grea deal of money, and I urn confident th league formed last Tuesday has come to stay." When asked whether the players fo the Port Wayne team had yet been se lected, Mr. Meyer answered in the affirmative but declined to give the names of the men. He said, however that they are all Cleveland men will the exception of the catcher who has been selected in the person of Ed Boland of this city. The grounds have not yet been chcsen, but Mr. Meyer informs the POST that the boys will play either in Lakeside or on the old Barnet property opposite the Tivoli garden on Spy Run avenue. According to the terms of the agreement each team will have to deposit in cash by March 15. and umpires will receive 8125 per mouth. A saLty limit of was also adopted. The season will open May 1 and close Oct. 1, 1890. THE BILLIARD TOURNEY. There were no games played in the at the Home Billiard hall yesterday afternoon or evening. This evening, however, McDonald and will match cues and the contest promises to be a lively one, as both are very evenly matched. They will play an even 100 string each. "There will be no gages tomorrow, but Monday evening Crall and Johnson will contest points and Tuesday evening Cooper and Mautner will struggle for victory. The present standing is as follows: WOK. Feb. Prolonged volley of applause greeted Mayor Pingree o Detroit last night when he voiced th sentiment, perhaps the prediction, tha "The days on which elections are he d should be legal holidays, and a fin should be imposed upon every citizen who does not have interest er.ough n the city in which he lives to spend minutes once a year to lake part In it government.1' Detroit's militant mayor wits address ing a large audience in Central Mus c hall on the subject of "Municipal Gov ernmeut." Mayor Pingreeconflnedh m self closely to his manuscript, and, a expected, devoted most of his time to the discussion of the management o etreet railway companies. When he re erred to the opposition which advocates of 3-cent fares would meet at t ic mnds of a trust newspaper the enthus asm of the audience run riot for a few moments, and it was some time before ore the speaker was allowed to resume. TB said in part: Exorbitant Fares. The struggle lor honest municipal government becomes tiresome. It is easier for the business man to say that le will let the rascals plunder and that he will redouble his efforts and in some way make up in his private business the amount which Is stolen from him as a public citizen. What are the problems of municipal government? I shall speak of but one or two. The question of transportation s a vital question. It has been stated hat the amount paid for freight and assage In the United States in one ear is an amountalmost equal in value o all the articles of commerce that uter all the ports of the world in the ame period of time. If this is true, or lalf true, how long can the wealth of his country stand such a drain? For vhat is the money used? To pay in-erest upon bonds and mortgages held n foreign countries, which cover more han twice the actual value of the prop-rty mortgaged. Questions of Pares. Take the question of the rates of fare pon street cars in the city of Chicago, 'he man who saves a dollar can put it n the savings bank and receive 4' per ent interest. The mim who saves 1 ent upon every 5 receives 20 per cent merest, and the man who saves 2 cents or each ride invests his own money in us own bank at 40 per cent interest. If It Is possible that sueh a saving an be made it is the duty of the city uthorities to see that it is done. The vils ihat have grown up in connection ith this question are evils for which lere is a remedy. It is contrary to the enius o[ republican government that my evil can exist without a remedy, t is an insult to the intelligence and ntegrity of the people of this cily to ay that they cannot and will not find IG remedy and apply it. A franchise was originally a right to xercise some power or do something Inch the king, by reason of his previ-us engagements, delegated to others. How Franchises Are Realized On. Is the right conferred upon a street ail way company to use the streets of a ty anything but a license? Can tli3 ty confer upon any company a greater ght than it has? Docs the city have ny rights in the streets except a license use them for certain purposes upon rounds of public policy? If this is true what do we find? We nd that the street railway companies ave assumed that Hie license itself is ot the property of the city, but the roperty of the company and, assum-S it be properly, they have executed ortgages and sold bonds to cover the cense. By virtue of this right lo orlgnge that which belongs to the leople themselves they have been able place fictitious values upon their ads. A road which could he dupli-ated for is bonded for lion- Rights Can Re Recovered. Thequeslion in which you, as citi ns, are interested is the method by wiiiuii iiteao uivuaieti rigins can be recovered. There are two ways by which t can he done. One is the construction of competing lines at lower rates of fare. The Idea that all legitimate private business is subject to competition and that those who have received public [.'rants for public uses should have ex-c usive rights is preposterous. New roads can be built and passengers can >c carried at a cost of less than 2 cents each. A 2-cent fare is a reasonable are. The only thing that stands between he peoule and this plan is the fact that a trust has been formed in your city, as there has been in almost every large cily, beiween the owners of the present roads and the aldermen. You may have heard, incidentally, that we have broken a few of these .rusts in Detroit. A band of brave 2 o'clock this morning Sheriff Clausmeier received word that the body of an unknown man had been found by the roadside near Hall's Corners, in Suringfleld township. No description of the man could he obtained. Coroner Harrod left immediately for the place and will hold an inquest over the body this afternoon. No particulars can be obtained at this writing as to who the man is.or how he met his death. It will be impossible to bring the body to this city until tomorrow morning. HURT IN A SINGULAR WAT. Robert Brown, who lives with Frederick Rosselot, the Columbia street sa-oonkeeper, was horribly cut about the hands and face this morning in a singular manner. He was carrying a pile dishes and stumbled over some ob-ecton the floor. He fell heavily to the floor and the pile of dishes were smashed to pieces. The fine particles were embedded in his face and hands, and when a physician was called he was a sorry sight, juckily his eyes were not injured, al-hough he received a arge gash di-ectly below the left eye. SKIPPED OUT. Solomon McClish, against whom a warrant was sworn out yesterday afternoon, has disappeared. The constable who went down to -Woodburn to arrest lim, returned this afternoon with the nformation that McClish had crossed he state line and his where-boula are not -known. He Is accused f having stolen S20 from the residence f Mr. John W. Sprinter of Woodburn, ccount of which was given in the POST Feb. 7. The sultan has replied to the autograph letter from Queen Victoria, in which it is understood she appealed to the sultan's better nature. The sultan tells her that it was the Turks who were first attacked while praying in the mosque. He assures the queen that measures have been taken to restore order. Iu reply to the request and applica-t on of Minister Terrell for the passage of a second dispatch boat through the Dardanelles he says that the passage is regulated by the six powers, and that t ie United Slates will have to apply to them for permission, as the American republic was not a party to the treaty of Paris. It is said that the sultan's real reason for objection to the passage of the vessel is the opposition of Russia. Revolutionists Join the Government. CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 7. Bojas ?aul, the chief of the recent revolution has declared himself not an enemy to the government and urges his followers o unite against their common enemy England. House Lettuce, Celery and Fresh Radishes for Saturday Morning. Fresh Lettuce, large bunches, I8c ft. Kalamaxoo Celery, nice large bunches, 35c. New Radishes, 3c bunch. Malaga Grapes, extra nice, 20c Choice Jersey Cranberries, Sc qut. Sweet Valencia Oranges, 20c dozen. California Oranges, large size, 35c dozen. FHDIT That She Was an Im-poster Is Indolent Husband Charged With Non EMPIRE. Leap Year Complimentary Tonight. Rademacher Declares That the Nun Soliciting Subscriptions Represents a Worthy Little Business Going on In the County and Justice or law can take away. The children of the nation attend chools and col'egea; millions of dollars re spent in their support. What are hese schools worth unless the children re taught the true republican doctrine f self government? After they arj aught they act for themselves. We have national codes and slate codes ud municipal codes by the ton. We eed a few more. A practical primary lection law is more than all tie rest. The law should provide that no man tiould vote at a general election who oes not vote at the primary election. The days on which .'elections are held lould be legal holidays and a fine lould be imposed upon every citizen does not have interest enough in ie city in which he lives to spend 10 minutes once a year to take part in the Empire will give a leap ear complimentary performance. Elsewhere in this issue is printed a coupon which will admit a gentleman free if ccompanied by one paid ticket. It ias always been the custom of this louse to admit ladies free on Monday nights and the managers desire to return avors to the gentlemen, this being leap ear, and allow the ladies to take their entlemen friends to the theatre with-ut much expense. report published in a morning paper to the effect that a woman dressed iu religious garb and supposed to be a nun, who has of laie been soliciting subscriptions from the Catholic families of Porl Wayne, was a fraud, has been denied both by Bishop macher and the sister superior at St. Joseph hospital. Bishop Rademacher told a POST reporter this morning that the woman had presented credentials from her native land which were proper in every respect, and had also in her possession otters of recommendation from the eading bishops of the country, with whom Bishop Radamacher is acquainted. He is confident that she is not an impostor, and says that the only thing which he thinks might have aroused the suspicions of some persons was the fact that she visited saloons in ler effort to secure subscriptions, but considers this breach merely on account of ignorance of the customs of this country. While in this city the woman boarded at the St. Joseph hospital, but when questioned the sister superior merely said the lady had left in an honorable manner, and declined lo talk further. Bishop Riidemncher told the reporter ihat the woman came from Mt: Lebanon, Syria, and is now in St. Louis, whither she went yesterday afternoon. This reassurance of the bishop wil be good news to a large number of people who contributed to the cause represented by the nun, who may rest assured that their money will be properly, the application for divorce lied yesterday in the circuit court by Irs. Caroline Siebert, comes one today rom Mrs. Clara K Growl against her msband, Lewis Growl, alleging failure o provide and cruel treatment. The 'laintiffsays she was married to the defendant in 1871, but has been Delected, ill treated and deserted by her lusband and has been obliged to do washing in order to gain a sustenance, he alleges that through the indolence f her husband their four children have een improperly cared for and two of hem have been taken by the humane ociety and placed in the Reformed Or-ihan's home, where they are now conned. OTHEll COUItT NOTES. Mr. Thomas Jones of Monroeville, who was arrested for alleged violation f the lottery laws, was acquitled last venlng, as there was no evidence gainst him. Hon. Robert Lowry has returned rom Crown Point, where he has been Mending the Lake circuit court. He vns engaged in the trial of a case in-olving the validity of the charter of IB town of Whiting. Harry P. Fernwalt was fined 81 and oats by Justice Tancey for provoking Alice Mitchell. The board of commissioners have dopted bridge plans prepared by En-ineer Goshorn and hereafter all bridges n the county will conform to those de-gns. Superintendent Liggett is in receipt a letter from Ex-Police Judge Stubbs 1 Indianapolis asking for information onceruing one George Stubbs who dis-ipearcd from his home near Nobles-lie, Ind., about two weeks ago. Abner Williams of this city has been entitled as the long lost lather of a iss Williams, a colored girl, living at Vashington Court House, 0. She will oon come to the city to meet her father. The patrol wagon was last evening ailed to the residence of Mr. Foust, 29 Union street, who, it is said, was errorrizing the neighborhood by her emented actions. She is now locked at police SLAUGHTER F. GREEK, Expert optician. No. 3 Arcade. the price of fresh fish for Friday. White Fish, Pickerel and Pike, lOc ft. Perch, 7c per Columbia River Salmon, TOc. Clams and Oysters In shells, 15c per ozen. Call at 140 Calhoun street or 'phone 14 and your orders will receive prompt ttention. J. G. JACKSON. Give Away ON One of the best books ever published, to customers purchasing- to the amount of 00 or over. The number being-limited, we can give but one to each customer. This book of 160 pages is Mario" Harland's "Talks Upon Practical with contributions by ten other of the most celebrated writers. Marion Harland's name is a household word. If there is one book in the world that isn't "dry" this is it.- A real living- book. It teaches in the simplest yet most thorough manner how to treat our bodies. If people fully understood its value they'd pay Si. 00 rather than miss it. The regular price 75 cents. Air, Food, Exercise, Nerves The Art of Dress How to Live Long- and Well, are someof the important subjects talked about. A real everyday book for everyday people. Free, we said, to every one who purchases to the amount of Si. 00 or over )n Saturday CITY Cooper 4 1 Crall i L. M. Linvill is still very ill. Attorney Gundy of Churubusco was n the city yesterday. Miss Lizzie Stevens of Garrett is visit-ng Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Klussman. Charles Alexander and-W. D. Bash of "Wt Wayne were in the city yesterday. W. J. Work of the Muiual Life In-irance company of Fort Wayne was in ie city yesterday. Mesdames Mary Coulter and George oulter visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred jancaster yesterday. Invitations have been sent out for the arriage of Miss Francis Clugston and r. Glen Mason of Chicago. A. D. Firestone has resigned his posi-on with the Columbia City bank and ill be associated with the Wiiidlict luggy Body company. The secretary of the Hebrew charity mil received a very courteous letter rom President Cleveland in response an invitation received. John Haas, a well known citizen, ted at his home in the north part of ie city Wednesday nipht ot cancer of ie liver. Mr. Haas had been in poor enlth for a long time and had been :on fined to his bed since Monday. Mr. aas was a good, honest and straight-rward man and was well liked. He as a member of the city council at the me of his death. He leaves a wife nd four daughters, Mrs. Harvey )ohner, Mrs. Jacob Sherbahn and two -10 are single. He also leaves a athcr, sister and brothers. A large umber of friends greatly regrot FIRST WEEK OF OUR Is over and the results are very gratifying. Let everybody attend this sale, which has been a surprise to every lady that attended. They could not resist purchasing at the rediculous low prices. Mautnei i 3 Thomas I INSTANTLY Brakcman on the Baltimore and. Ohio Goes Under the LAPORTE, Ind., Feb. Joseph Seifford, a brakeiniin on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, was instantly killed last night by falling between the cars. He leaves an invalid wife. The remains will be shipped to Garrett, his Lady Agents Wanted. I can teach anyone a. trade worth hundreds of dollars to them with my New American Tailor System, Cuts every garment worn, and only Gentlemen as well as ladies learn and go to work. Patterns free. MRS. LONO, 77 East Berry OF BEN a IVeUkncTO-n Mason and Prolilbi-bilionist-Othcr sudden death of Ben Fowler, an old resident of this city, at Muncie last evening, was a shock to his many Fort Wayne friends, who considered him in the best of health. The cause of his death is not known at this writing. Mr. fowler had for many years been employed as a watchman and swilchtender at the Muncie and Wabash crossing, about three miles from the city, where lis family now resides. He was prom-nently identified with the prohibition mrty in this state snd has several times been a candidate on the Allen county ticket. He wasalaoapromlnentMason. The remains will be brought to this city nt 10 o'clock tonight. WKLCIIIS. At o'clock this morning occurred ,he death of Mrs. Mary Weichin, at the tome of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Young, 205 Taylor street. Death was due loa cancerous growth in atom, ach, from which the deceased has been a patient suflerer for many months She leaves two children; Mr. John Weichin and Mrs. Louis Young of this city. The funeral will take place from ,hc late residence Sunday afternoon at and a half hour later from St. John's Lutheran Exclusive Cloak and Fur House HENDRY Largest Genera! Store la Stcuben CountY Goes AsaoLA, Ind., Feb. The large general store of L. A. Heridry in this cily assigned this morning. The liabilities are assets unknown. This was the largest store of any kind in Stcubeii GUTERMUTH. 52 1-2 CALHOUN STREET. .Allen County Loan and Savings Association A Successful Hnancial Institution. The remarkable career of the Allen Jounty Loan and Savings association ias been achieved by conservative man-gement and the reduction of expenses a minimum. Sdme years since a re-uction was made in the rates of inter-t to the borrower, and a new plan, ailed the dollar monthly payment plan, nd a few weeks since the same idea as adopted for the investing class, ''ees of all kinds were discontinued on e new class of stocks and notice given the public of the fact. That this lock will prove popular is proven when e state that in the last three weeks ree hundred and sixty-eight shares of have been issued. Institutions of is character assist materially in the evelopmcnt and prosperity of our city nd should be patronized largely by the tKtrrower and CHICAGO PRODUCE CHICAGO, Eeb. 7. May opening closing1 July opening GCJc, closing G7jic. February opening closing JlOgc; May openjng 31Jc; closing 31Jc; July opening 32Jc, closing 32J@ 33c. May opening closing 214c; July oponug closing May opening closing 810.37. LAUD May opening closing 85.72. SPARE May opening closing This market is furnished by Gordon Co.. margin brokers, White bank opera, "The Pirates of Pen was repeated Wednesday night >y the Columbia City Musicale, assisted Fort Wayne talent. The opera ven Jan. 14 and 15, and was so well iked mat tlie musicals was re-luesied lo repeat it. Darwin S. Root of Fort Wayne, as Frederick, was splendid, and his singing was greatly enjoyed snd highly complimented. Mr. jiimbert, also from Fort Wayne, as the major-general, played his part well and vas well received. Mr. H. E. Raker, in he Pirate King, made a good hit and lis fine bass voice was shown to a good idvantage. Mrs. S. J. Peabody us Isn-iel Stanley was also well received, and he never sang'better. Miss Edith Ale aid her part exceptionally well, and al-hough her role was very difficult she von Ihe admiration of the audience rom the start. All the singers have cnson to feel proud of their MFRRHANTjTAILnB, New Fall and Winter Suitings. We are showing some of the Newest, Neatest .AND Nobbiest Patterns Ever brought to the city. W. C. Rinearson, G. P. A. Jueen Crescent route, Cincinnnti, 'or copy of itinerary describing an ideal lour ot JO days through Mexico, the and of the Aztec, leaving Cincinnati Feb. 24. Auction Sale. Ilanknipt sale of watches and jewelry at your own price. GO} Callioun Fashions. Cleary, the fashionable merchant ailor, is displaying a most handsome no of suitings and overcoatings for e spring trade. Cleary has no high nts to his patrons get the ben-It. Another point, Cleary gives a fit. ust try him the next time. No. 118 arrison street, near Torpid ULven "What do doctor say Is de matter wlv He flay I got what he call a torpedo libbah. Mftndy (in evident It iiu't liable to iplode, is lodiui-tpolii DE MD I The Federal Labor union meets in regular session tonight at K of L. hall. A full attendance of members Is expected, as important business will come before the new line of Porcelain Clocks just received, DALLAS F. 16 W, Berry Street. for the Fort Wavre EVEN-NO
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