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   Fort Wayne Evening Post (Newspaper) - March 2, 1896, Fort Wayne, Indiana                                 VOL. I—NO. 240.  MONDAY EVENINGi; MARCH 2, 1896.  SIX CENTS A WEEK.  Î''. r  il'..  THIS IS OFFICIAL  Information About the Methods of Street Car Monopolies.  TO GO TO PRISON.  Officials Are Found Guilty of Issuing Bogus Orders Amounting to $50,000.  NEW YORK COMMITTEE  Makes a Report Which Reveals Astonishing Facts.  SAME PROBLEM IN THIS CITY.  Charge Exhorbitant Fares to Make Up Watered Stock—Must 3e Reduced.  ttiS-loC  The Chicago Chronicle gives editorial expression to some views on the low car fare question that are peculiarly applicable to conditions in Fort Wayne where the monopoly ca^pitalized at $2,000,000 and bonded at $1,500,000 has a plant whose actual value, leaving out the franchise, is' about $325,000, and pays taxes on $142,000. The article follows:  "The legislature of the state of New York has under consideration a bill having for its purpose regulation of street railway fares in the interest of the people. The measure grows out of a report made by a legislative committee which had been for a year engaged in an investigation of the methods of street car corporations. The report is of value as giving the force of an official presentment of facts which in themselves have long been matter of common notoriety. It is based upon evidence gathered in eight of the principal cities of the state, mainly in the form of testimony by street railroad officials.  stock jobber in evidence.  "Naturally enough the committee finds the devices of the professional stock jobber at the bottom of most of the evil of street railway management. Beginning with the abuse known as overcapitalization, proceeding through the cognate processes of robbery in which construction companies and equipment companies are the chief factors, the corporation ultimately is put in a position in which overcharges are necessary to make even a show of reasonable profit on the enormous volume of securities with which it is loaded down.  ten times cash vai.ue.  "'We have found,'sayS the report, 'some cases where the companies stand charged with capital stock, bonds and other indebtedness nearly or quite ten times the actual cash cost of construction and equipment. In one instance these charges exceed $100,000 per mile <Jf single horse car track and this included nothing but the track itself and the street repairs, whereas in truth and in fact it would cost less than one-tenth that sum to construct it anew.' This is scarcely an unusual case. It might not improbably be paralleled in Chicago. The single fact that throughout the nation street railways, mile for mile, are more than twice as heavily capitalized as steam railways—though the latter have to buy their rights of way and spend vastly more on equipment—is enough to demonstrate the fact of scandalous stock watering in the corporations to which all residents of cities pay tribute.  "The remedy suggested by the New York committee is disappointing. To prevent stock watering in the future it suggests a law prohibiting the capitalization of companies for more than the actual cost of faanchise and plant and 50 per cent in addiiton thereto. This may be we well enough in its way, but it is locking the stable door after the thief and horse are gone. Nearly everj' conceivable public franchise has been granted and it is to the effort at securing at least partial restitution from the monopolists now holding these licenses to tax that people turn with the greater interest. The New York committee asks enactment of a law compelling roads earning more than 5 per cent on their capital stock to sell tickets at the rate of 30 for $1 good, during the 'rush hours.'  cheap fares a mve issue.  "The obvious criticism of this measure is that it encourages the practice which elsewhere in its report the committee deprecates. The road most heavily capitalized will be least likely to earn its 5 per cent. The road honestly built will come within the purview of the law.  "It would be better that this New York law should be defeated;. Ijf enacted it will stand in the way of more radical and determined regulation of street railway fares. In the present state of the public mind acceptance of compromise is surrender to the corporations; half way measures are complete defeat for the people. In every cfty of the union public sentiment is aroused i>y the issue of cheap fares; newspapers press the*"people's claims, politicians dare not do more than dodge frank expressions of their views. If there te? persistence^ enerfry and sturdy refusal to accept a husk instead of a kernel the people in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago will be enjoying thè ejconomy of a S-eent -fare before another, leap year."--"- ,V.  ^^O. fit. and.Irish Jfational AUi^  Your prefence. at ' tìÉ» màm-meétiiogi tokorjn^&et^m^friU greatly JMlB^  West Branch, Mich., March 2.—As the result of the trial in the Nestor township fraudulent order case, in which Alexander Robinson, N. T. McDonald and Rufus C. Huntley, ex-offlcials of the township, were charged with conspiracy in issuing bogus orders to the amount of $50,000, a verdict of guilty was rendered. Huntley and Robinson were sentenced to Ionia for two years and McDonald gets 15 months at the same institution. Nearly every business house in Roscommon county was caught by the work of these three men. _  QUEER RAILROAD.  Fall of Loaded Cars Generates Electric Power  Which Takes the Loaded Ones Up the Incline—News of Interest to Shopmen. .  A very unique road is being considered by the Marquett Iron Range railroad company of Michigan for transporting ores. It is in length 15 miles, in which there is a fall of about eight feet from the mines to Lake Superior. On account of the topography an endless chain cable is impracticable, and it is, therefore, proposed to construct an ordinary troüey line without a power house. The loaded trains come djwn from the mines generating current, which is to be transmitted to the trolley line and from It to the cars going up grade. The loaded cars weigh 25 tons and each train of 10 or 15 cars will have a motor car; the difference in weight between the light and loaded trains is thought to suffice to overcome the loss of power in the transmission and machinery.  The W. B. D. club will give a dance at Morton haîl, April 25.  Henry Kruse of the Pittsburg car machine shop is detained from duty today.  Frank Long of the Nickel Plate, who had his fingers badly crushed a few' days ago, is getting along nicely.  Louis Rehling and Helper Smith of the Pittsburg shops resumed work at the Pittsburg shops this morning after being ofl' duty a few days.  While switching cars at the east yards at an early hour this morning there was a slight collision in which several cars were derailed and one destroyed.  Conductor Mike Kave of the Pittsburg has been off duty the past few days owing to the serious illness of his wife. Mrs. Kave is reported much improved.  Perry C. Harlan of the Lake Erie shops, will return home from Cincinnati today. Mr. Harlan was called to that city by the sudden death of his mother.  Mr. F. M. Poulson of Toledo, who has been the guest of Mr. Henry Koor-sen of the Pittsburg car machine shop for the past few weeks, left for a trip to Garrett this morning.  The Western Gas Construction com-struction company will resume operations tomorrow. The shops have been idle for some time owing to the dullness in their line of business.  A bright girl baby put in an appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cooper Saturday. Mr. Cooper who is employed as a machinist at the Pittsburg shops, is off duty today jollifying over the event.  Ed Beezley, conductor on the Pittsburg, who has been for a long time in Chicago, under the care of a noted specialist, has returned home. Mr. Beezley is much improved in health and expects soon to resume his duties on the road.  Louis Radke's friends in the Pittsburg shops were surprised to see him return to work this_^ morning after an absence of nearly three months. Mr. Radke ' has been suffering with erysipelas and at one time was in a very critical condition.  The Wabash. and Pittsburg shops were closed all day Saturday in order to keep the expenses within the February appropriation. As Saturday was a very pleasant day, the employes of the shops were not «o sorry after all that the shops closed down.  Richard Hartnett, ^who was injured about three months ago by a heavy car wheel falling upon his right arm, reported for duty this morning for the first time since the accident occurred. Mr. Hartnett's many Pittsburg shop friends were pleased to see him.  The many friends of William Johnson, formerly of the Bowser "Oil Tank works, but now of Chicago, will regret to learn that he is in very poor health. He has been advised by his physicians-to take a trip" to Georgia, .and 'will leave for that state some time this week. >  Thé em ployes of the Pittsburg shops will hereafter commence work at 7 oTclock in the mornings instead of 6:55^: and at 1;. o'clock in the - afternoons instead of at 12:55. This will make a total of one hour each week. The new rule was put in vogue <^for the first time this^morniog. ^ . -  In coàseqaence-^ of the dullness tn business, the weekly-locomotive report pf tbe ^ittsburff'Shopg was not so'large áraáÚ^ Jlngl^M  iOTENTWRA  Spanish Heathen Furiously Rage and Gnash Their Teeth.  POPULACE GONE MAD,  But the Rylers Still Retain Sense and Oflfer Apologies.  TAYLOR SCORNS PROTECTION  The "Toothless Wolf" Making an Ass of Herself—Telegraph News of the Day.  Washington. March 2. — Congressman Hitt called up the Cuban concur-rant resolution. • The first test vote on the motion to proceed to a consideration at once, was carried by 175 to 19.  Rioting at Madrid.  Madrid, March 2.—The American legation is surrounded for protection bj' gendarmes, both mounted and on foot. Nobody is allowed to approach the legation. Taylor's private residence is similarly protected and the entire city garrison is under arms, prepared to move at a moment's notice. Premier Canvoas has telegraphed instructions to the provinces to give the fullest protection to representatives of the United States.  Populace In a Fury.  The Barcelona afi'air has caused the greatest apprehension and the war spirit is manifested everywhere. The The populace is thoroughly aroused and the feeling against the resident Americans, which is intensely bitter, has already been manifested by acts of violence in many parts of this city.  The newspapers, with but few exceptions, encourage the warlike sentiment of the people. They contend that Spam, notwir.hstanding her impoverished treasury, cannot afl'ord to let pass unnoticed an insult offered her by the passage of the Senate resolutions, which are regarded as nothing less than a challenge to war.  Taylor Scorns the Mob.  Washington,"March 2.—After a long conference with President Cleveland this morning. Secretary Taylor gave out the following from Minister Taylor at Madrid, dated Sunday: "The minister of state has just called to express his deep regret that the mob has insulted the Barcelona consulate by breaking the windows, and offered complete reparation. He informed me that the government, on his own motion, has taken every precaution to guard the legation and my residence. I have asked no protection."  A $750,000 Fire In Minneapolis.  Minneapolis, March 2.—At 5 o'clock this morning fire destroyed one of the Van Dusen grain elevators, containing 600,000 bushels of wheat. Owing to the extreme cold the firemen suffered fearfully at their work. A larger elevator containing over a million bushels was on fire several times. It was thought that nothing would be saved, but at 10 o'clock it was announced that the fire was under control and that the big one could be saved. The loss is nearly $750,000. _  BLUE AND GRAY MAY NOT JOIN  Commander of the Grand Army Against Joint Parades of Veterans.  PINGREE'S TOUR.  Detroit's Ma^yor Greeted With Enthusiasm In Every City He Visits.  Dethoit, Mich., March 2.-rMayor Pingree's tour through the state is developing intota triumphal procession. At Petoskey he had a great crowd to hear him andat Mancelona he gave a 5-minute talk on the'platform of the train, which set the crowd wild. He told his audience that he was just a common man all he wanted was three meals a day and his clothes. He said he was fighting corporations and working for the people. The crowds cheered him wildly. At Traverse City the opera house was packed to hear him Saturday night, and at the banquet which was served in his honor theres was not room enough for the people.  The mayor is a candidate for governor, and his trip through the state is successful beyond the wildest hopes of his admirers. Every town -that has been visited thus far has shown the most pronounced enthusiasm. The oldtime politicians are alarmed and fear they cannot head him off.  WORKINCME  Get Their Wages from the Olds Wagon Works With Penalty.  JUDGMENT CONFESSED.  Forger Fred Beyerlein Qoes Up for Two Years.  EAST END HOBOES FINED.  Ed Moran, on Trial for Stealing Onercoats, Makes a Bitter Fight—Court Notes.  The 27 separate suits which were filed against the Olds Wagon Works company by employes of that company about a week ago for back wages and penalty, have been settled by agreement, the company having confessed judgment to the amount of the claims this morning. The penalty in each  POST PICTURES—No. i.  HENRY^J». SÇHERER—Democratic Candidate for Mayor.  Indianapolis, Ind., March 2.—Commander-in-Chief Walker of the Grand Army of the Republic today made public the correspondence in relation to the. proposed celebration of the Fourth of July in New York city. He says that he will continue to insist that the Grand Army of the Republic shall not take any part in the celebration if it is arranged for war veterans of the north and the south to march together. It is his intention to issue a general order in due time prohibiting veterans of the union cause from participating in the celebration.  "I can see the sentimental side to the controversy," said he, "but there is a principle involved and I propose to stand firmly by that principle. Either the south or tl.e north was wholly right in the conflict, and believing, as I do, that the north was wholly in the right, I shall always oppose any demonstration that will tend to glorify the cause for which the south fought."  The Columbia, No. 24 East Columbia street, háis been remodeled and is now open to the public. Everyttilng frst-class. Old patrons and new ones Invited to call.  WM. CHRISTEN, Prop.  DEATHS AND FUNERALS.  colms.  Mary Rachael, the 4-year-old daughter oif Mr. and Mrs. Adam Collis, 51 East Butler street, -died at 3:20 this morning of bronchitis.,  ; fbbibubobr;  - Mary Ester, the Irinonth-old daueh-ter of Antonius Preibujrger, who. died Saturday night, (wf^ bnried at 2í30 o'clock th is af ter n^nv  -v.- .  - ^Tredérick,. tJie^S^^ear-old son of Ed-wàrd'Heine otl39 V^aljace atreet, was buriedthis >f 1:30 o^olock.  iP^y. Ml' -tií ^buy'your HatSi GéiSter ràrnlsKltigs st  THIS IS ENTERPRISE.  The iBell Clothing Store Always Up to Date.  The Bell Clothing Store, under the management of tlie popular Epstein Bros., is rapidly forging its way to the front in the clothing business, and besides at all times selling the best clothing ,and furnishings for the least money, are giving the public the most desirable inducements to trade at the Bell.  Now they are giving with every purchase amounting to $2 or more, a 50 cent ticket to the e.xcellent production to be given in this city on March 25 and 26, by the Wilber Entertainment company. The play to be produced is the great American drama, "At Fort Bliss," a play of intense human interest, interpreted by an excellent cast, and produced with special scenic effects.  This great offer will no doubt prove a grand trade getter for the popular Bell.  Quick Time East.  Nickel Plate train No. 6, leaving Fort Wayne at 6:25 p. m. daily, arrives at Cleveland-11:36 p. m.. Buffalo 6:00 a. m., Rochester 8:05, Syracuse 10:38, New York 6:30 p. m.,.Boston 8:45 p. m. No change of cars^_ 3-2-tf-lOl  ACCIDENTS. "  Fred Schimmel, a student at the Concordia college, fell down the stairs at the institution Saturday night apd fractured the bones of his right arm. The little son of Henry Schnorr of Maumee avenue also fell down stairs, but was» not seriously injured.  Ladies free at the Empire tonight. See ad. __  Became Too Boisterous.  A man who became very boisterous in the Globe clothing house Saturday mght was arrested and taken to the police station. He gave his name as Barney Jackson. This morning at police court he plead guilty to the charge of drunkenness and was fined $10.50 by Acting Mayor Huser. He stayed the docket.  Division 18, G. I. A. to B. of L. E., willelect officers Wednesday, March 4, and all members are requested to be present wh^o can attend.  FOR SALE.  The finest: lot on West Berry street, northeast corner of Rockhill, 50x190 feet; $90 per front footi Will be sold $500 down, balance-$40 per month. Inquire - ^A. B. WHiTtiJ, 26eod3t ; ^ Fruit House. ^  Spring Fashions.  . Cieary, the ^fashionable: merchant tailor, is displaying, a rmost handsome line of 8u,iUng8 "/and' ovefeoatin^ the 8pring.^raaej' Oleary has n^ rentB tp'pay—his, patrona.ge  eflfr^ %Anotb?i^lnrf G^ ' "  ______  case runs from $1 to $22, and in each case the attorneys' fees are $5. xittor-ney W. C. Ryan and M. H. Bohen represented the plaintiffs. Following are the judgments as separately -rendered: Charles Ross, $35.40; Orwin Schoonover, $21.85; W. Wilder, $10.50; W. C. Ewing.$87.35;H.W.Chapin,$26.12; G. W. Rentschler, $26.45; Jno. Nor-wald, $36.50; Jos. Barge, $42.75; Fred K. Dorcey, $43: Jules Cattez, $38.12; James Taylor, $45.15: Jno. Linton, $35.20; Harry E. Austin, $51.05: Clarence E. Austin, $30; Frank Custle. $31; Jos. Depper, $56.26; Thos. Lloyd, $20.50; Fred K. JohnsOn, $22.50; Phillip Perry, ■ $14.50; Jas. Smith, $17.87; Allen Sinclair: $46.23; Jno. Fealters, $12: Gus Snyder, $6.48; Mike Curran, $1.70;  arrested for trespass.  Last night at 8 o'clock Detective Doc Stoll of the Pennsylvania arrested a young man at the Pittsburg waiting-room on a charge of trespass. The patri)! wagon was called and the young man was taken to the police station where he was kept in custody over night. It seems that he was caught napping in t^e depot and when asked bv the detective where he was going, replied that it was none of his business. Stoll then asked the man to produce his railroad ticket, but received a gruff reply. Then Stoll nipped him.  At police station the young man gave the name of iohn Griffiths, and said he was a native of England. He also produced a ticket showing that he was a Ineraber of the Buffalo Y. M. 0. A. This morning the police court room was packed with Y. M. 0. A; boys. Secretary McCaughy pleaded for the young man's liberty and Presiding Mayor Huser released him.  beyerlein sentenced.  The jury which listened to the case of Fred Beyerlein charged wii^h forgery retired Saturday-at 13, and at 8 o'clock yesterday morning returned a sealed verdict, which was opened when court convened this morning. According to the verdict Beyerlein is fined $10 and sentenced to a term of two years in the penitentiary.  ed moran on triaii.  This afternoon Judge-O'Rourke and a jury in the. circuit court are listening to the case of Edward Moran, charged with stealing overcoats from the Ssen-gerbund hall, an account of which was given in the Post at the time. Moran is represented by. Judge Hench and the state by Prosecutor Doughman and, Deputy PrMeoutor Aiken.  wntiij iiiB rr OUT. .  Charles Steadley, Edward Lauer: and Walter Cherry; the three young men Who terrorized the'whole east ~end- of> town a shyrt time ago'tvwere^each fined 930 and costs in the circuit court thia^ihorning on a charge of riot. Adding tbe costs, thè ampttnt'Pf each €ne is^ about \$50.' mep wijlt probably go to jail. ^ ^  ^ thè .Hamilton, bankf  PROMINENT SPEAKERS  ' ___Si.  will Address the Mass Meeting at the Couñfiioiise.  William P. Breen, Judge Robert Lowry, Thomas McLaughlin and several other prominent speakers-"will- address the audience at the mass meeting in the circuit courtroom called for tomorrow evening to celebrate Robert Emmet's birthday and to ask'vthe government to use its influence to secure the release of American citizens confined in British prisons for alleged conspiracy against the government of Great Britain.  Ladies free at the Empire tonight. See ad. _  PROSPECTS BETTER.  Threatened Disruption of the In terstate League Patched Up.  Manager Meyer Thinks Wheeling Will Be In It—Notes from the Diamond.  Manager Billy Meyer this morning received a letter which in all probability puts an end to the question as to whether or not Wheeling will be represented in the Interstate league. The letter says that the owner, C. 1. McKee, has the choice of two grounds and will make his selection in a day or two.  That difficulty which threatened the life of the new league is settled will be welcome news, as all the clubs have been holding back for the outcome of Wheeling's difficulty.  Nothing seems to discourage Billy Meyer, and when a few. days ago the league seemed doomed, Billy immediately telegraphed for admission into the Michigan State league, so as to be sure of having baseball in Fort Wayne. This morning Billy said to a Post reporter: "We will have baseball in Fort Wayne this season at any rate. We want to show the people that we are on the map, and that Fort Wayne is not yet a dead letter."  baseball notes.  It is reported that Guy Hecker will play first base for the Youngstown team.  Kittridge, the Chicago team's best backstop, has not signified his intention by word or letter of signing a Colt contract for 1896.  The New York team will go south with 40 players. Louisville will have over 30, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Boston 20, and the other teams from 15 to 18.  Manager Irwin says that the New Yorks will not play a single exhibition game on their return home from their southern trip, so that they will be in excellent physical trim.  Ladies See ad.  free at the Empire, tonight.  PAPAL DECREE IS MODIFIED.  It Will Affect Catholic Members of Proscribed Secret Societies.  The Review, a Catholic paper of CW-cago, publishes an important decree of the Roman propaganda, given in Rome under the date of Jan. 18, 1896, which modifies considerably the decrees previously issued from that tribunal in condemnation ol the societies of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Sons of Temperance.  Catholics who had belonged to those societies before the publication of the condemnatory decrees are now allowed to leave their names upon the rolls of those societies and to pay into the treasury dues and assessments, whenever pecuniary loss and detriment would follow from complete severance of ties.  The generarprohibition still remains as to any other participation in the proceedings of the societies. Particular cases, however, offering difficultiies to priests in their spiritual directions, are to be referred for adjudication to the apostolic delegate in ' Washington instead of being sent, as heretofore, to the congregation in Rome.  Ladies free at the Empire tonight. See ad. __  ASKING AID FOR A RAILWAY.  To Be 105 Miles Long and to Be Operated by Electricity.  Laporte, Ind., March 2. — Agents have been in Fulton county for the last week in the interest of an electric railway to start at Celina, O., and terminate at Rochester, Ind. A 2 per cent subsidy is being asked of each township through which thiB. road is to pass in Indiana. The length of the line will be 105 miles, and the track is to be laid with 70-pound steel rails. In Fulton county it will parallel the Chicago and Erie from Akron to Roc'hester. Six power bouses of 800-horse power capacity will be located on the line. The road will be standard gauge and equipped to carry all: kinds of freight:: In~ addition to this < the farmers' street railway system, will .-be operated in the counties traversed, stopping at all farmhouses, churchesj^ schoolhouses and cross roads to take-on; and let oft -^passengers. The^i amdunt asked from Fulton county vis $75,000. The: road.vis being strongly. Qpi)osed.^.:by-tbe Chicago and Erie management. ' -  Allen County's Disgrace Fast ing Obliterated;  ANOTHER TOLL ROAD  Purchased at Appraised Value by the County Commissioners.  NEARLY FIVE MILES LONG.  Cost the County $4700, but the Toll Gates Will Be Torn Down.  The board of county commissioners this afternoon purchased the New Haven toll road, for the appraised price, $4,700. The road is four miles and 4,127 feet oin length. The New Haven road was owned by a stock company, of which the Vordermark brothers were the heaviest stockholders.  This makes the fourth gravel road which has been purchased by the county. There are still three others, the Maysville, Decatur, and a portion of the Maysville road which extends from Fort Wayne to the Milan township line, and which is termed the Maumee road, which are not owned by the county.  THE COLUMBIA  Sample Room Purchased by Mr. William Christen.  Mr. William Christen, who was for nine years barkeeper for John Christen and the past year with the Home Billiard hall, has purchased the Columbia sample room and is now at home to his friends and the public at the Columbia, No. 24 East Columbia street. The place has been remodeled and presents a handsome appearance. Mr. Christen is a popular young man and his hosts of friends wish him success in his new enterprise.  Half rates via the Nickel Plate Railroad, March 10th, to points in the southwest. M. C. Baker,  District Passenger Agent,  3-2-10-100 _Fort Wayne, Ind.  Ladies free at the Empire tonight.  See ad. _  Barna ^Ues a B'&I In ^Boni^  PiTTBUKG, March 8.—Simon Bunu^ who was deposed from the presidenc/ of L. A. 800 (window glass workers), haa filed a bill in equity against the offiom of the assembly in which he asks that the said defendants be perpetually enjoined from interfering with the plaintiff In the enjoyment of his rights and privilege« as meml>er and president of the sidd assem» bly, and that the res^i^tion or motloa purporting to expel the said plaintiff irom office be declared null and void. The court took the papera.__  The Columbia, No. 24Ea6t Columbia street, has been remodeled and Is now open to the public. Everything flrst-class. Old patrons and new ones invited to call.  WM. CHRISTEN, Prop.  You can get fresh fish and oysters at Jackson's, 140 Calhoun street, phone 314.  CUT THIS COUPON OUT  NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP  —IN THE—  BUSINESS COLLEGE  FREE to the Boy or Girl sending to the  EVENING POST  The largest number of Coupons by May 20, 1896.  Name.  Street  SEND TO THE EVENING POST.  RABUS  MERCHANT TAILOR.  Our New Fall and Winter Suitr ings. We are showing soine of the  Newest, Neatest  :and  .Nofeirbiest   

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