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Logansport Reporter (Newspaper) - November 10, 1902, Logansport, Indiana THE WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday cooler Logansport Daily Reporter RELIABLE Thit is iauatil ol The news Can Da depended upon VOLUME 28 No 35 LOGANSPORT INDIANA MONDAY AFTERNOON NOVEMBER 10 I9O2 TEN CENTS PER WEEK Ligansport Street Rail way Co Wants Restraining Order Assjrtsthat Franchise Granted the L R N Is Illegal Since It Impairs Obligation to the Council The Logansport Street Railway company by its attorneys Lairy Malionoy and Nelson Myers has brought suit in the Cass circuit court against the Logansport Rochester Northern Traction company asking that the L R N be enjoined from continuing the work of construction on tho streets granted to that compa ny by the common council on Wed nesday night The complaint sets forth that on April 2 1902 that the plaintiff the WabashLogansport Traction compa ny bought of George Marott of In dianapolis owner of the liae tho lo cal street railway for upon promise from the council that they would receive protection The plain tiff avers that the line was hardly worth 20000 outside the franchise and that this license was worthless Jf othergrants were made Therefore the plaintiff says hat Mr Bpyd and Mr Marott went before the council and that body offered the plaintiff the protection that was asked Upon their verbal contract the line was bought On August 22 of this year at an adjourned meeting of the council a franchise generally known as the universal transfer ordinance was passed with the purpose of compelling the owners of the local line to im prove the property This franchise was accepted on September 4 and shortly afterward the council at a meeting refused the bond of showing good faith and ordered it and the acceptance sent back to the company No cause was given The plaintiff claims that the work of reconstruction was commenced and carried forward in good faith but that the refusal of the council to ac cept bond and acceptance stopped work t Tho plaintiff shows that after said contractwas entered into that the council did grant to theL R N a franchise to build and operate on Lfnden avenue west to the city limits from North Sixth street and from and Canalstreets by Berkley Lytle and Toledo streets to the east ern city limits and plaintiff claims that the franchise and license given is void for the reasouthat the grants impair the obligations entered into between the local street railway and the council Regardless of the illegality of the grant the plaintiff claims that the L R N is building on the streets and plaintiff asks that a restraining order be issued enjoining the said company from continuing the work The case has been set down for tri al on November 20 indebtedness amounting to or that they might beg life over In his ten years on the bench Judg Baker has decided 3000 civil cases Of this number about 100 have bee appealed to the higher courts and no more than onethird of the during have been reversed Two presidents and a cashier o three national banks have facei Judge Baker and received sentences to tho penitentiary He has been something of a terror to counterfeit ers moonshiners postal law violators and others who used to make business good for the government secret serv ice men in Indiana The court lias sent hundreds of these men to the penitentiary and where the case h demanded it the terms have been for ong periods The man who takes Judge Bakers seat on the bench will find Iho docket veil cleared of cases For months udgo Baker has been cleaning louse in getting ready to retire He began a new term of court last Tues day and this week the grand jury meets Any day the new judge can take up the work where Judge Baker leaves off When that day will be rests with the president who will name the new federal judge Cass Circuit Court Is Busy with Injunction Suits Gaiveston Man Wants Neighbor Enjoined from Building1 Six New Jurymen Are Drawn to Fill Vacancies WabashLogansport Traction Company Plans Rich Valley Power House Is Being Equipped A Substation Will Be Established Here Injunction appears to be the order of the tircuitcourt Todayanother injunction was instituted and marvel ous is it that it doesnt pertain to lo cal street railway affairs Baniel P Bevington of Gaiveston has brought suit to enjoin Z U and Laura Loop also residents of Gaiveston from milding a chimney on their property which will project over the plaintiffs and BIDS FOR CONTRACT David Hume Wants to Be Released from Transferring Mail The postofflce department has is sued orders for bids for the contract of transferring the mail from the va rious railwaystations to the post office and from one station to anoth er The bids must be received before December 2 of this year The present contractor David Hume will likely not bid again He some time ago filed his resignation but the government would not accept it He bid todo the work for a year and has o use three horses and three wagons with drivers He has lost money all along and wants to be free The con tract will expire on July 1 1903 JUDGE BAKER A WORKER Remarkable Record of Retiring Federal Judge In his time on the district bench Judge Baker who has tendered his resignation to President Roosevelt has rendered judgments in civil cases in which the United States was not a party amounting to nearly 000 In one year the judgments amounted to 00 He has disT posedof1500 casesunder thebank men jyigEdottt More Jurymen Drawn Jury cases that were to have been tried today have been postponed until Wednesday owing to the failure to empanel a jury Six of the jurymen drawnby the commissioners were inable to serve and were excused by Judge Lairy At his order the fol owing six gentlemen were drawn to 111 their places and were today notir fled Peter Shaffer Washington town tup Elias Tiirley Jackson Frushour Harrison Andrew J Hunter Eel George B Wilson Adams Adam Graf Eel Robert Kreuzberger was given judgment In tho sum of 57 against James McGaughey On account of not being able to agree Myrtle Bacon has brought suit for divorce from her husbandWilliaai Bacon The suit was filed late Satur day evening by Attorney George W Funk The complaint has no other allegations than incombatibility TO VISIT STATE INSTITUTIONS Governor Names Committee to Re port Their Needs Durbin bas appointed Senator Fremont Goddwine of Wil Uamsport RepublicanRepresentative James Jt Cravens of Madison Demo crat and Representative Henry W Lafayette Republicana committee to visit the various state Institutions prior to the opening of the sixtythird session of the legisla ture The committee is named in compli ance vrith a state law which directs the formation of a committee to visit the institutions and secure a report of the needs in repairs and misman agement of each The report is for the general information the legis lature and is filed in both branches of the body The work of the com mittee begins at the convenience of the members and when their first visit will be made and to which in stitution is noi Attorney CH Stuart has returned from a r l tfi Mr Baker and another representa ive of the New England Engineering company arrived in Wabash from New York Friday says the Wabash Plain Dealer ready to begin the work of installing a new system of oleccri al power in the power house the iVabashLogansport company at Eich It is the plan of the oom lany as stated by the general mana T Law today to furnish all he power for the entire line irom Vabash to Logansporfc from the pres nt power house in this county and here will be no other power house milt at the Logansport end of the ine Mr Law stated that the company is eady to begin the work of building he brick additions to the present ower house On the north side tlie boiler rooms rillbe built On the east the engine corns These will add materially 10 he size of the building It is intended for the present to in the line from Wabash to Teui ith the direct current furnished by machinery The line from Peru to Losansporl will be run with alternating cuirens as are the cars of the Fort Wayne Southwestern Union Traction line and other important Hues The power will be sent out to two substatipnsone just west pf Peru and one just east of Logansport These substations are to oe built of brick and will be important little power houses The electricity will be sent out at a high voltage between 13000 and 14 000 At the substation it vill be dis tributed at about 500 volts which is the power used to run ths cars Ultimately the entire system will be run with alternating currents the present machinery being Siiperseded by new The New England Engineering company lias the contract for install ing the new system au1 is roady to begin work at once The new mrtchin Wabash Company Looking for Another Coup Eighteenth Street to Be the Scene of the Game Think Traction Company Will Take Bridee Some startling gossip comes drift ng down the Wabash from the vicin ity of the Eighteenth Street bridge and the people of that viciaity do not ook upon the matter as speculation but exactly in linejiwith the facts It appears that the L H N Traction company has raade some moves at that place which has con Transfer Station of Adam Express Co Damaged Manager Tufford States Loss Wil Not Exceed Sunday Evening Fire in a Broad way Flat After a sluggish beginning Novem be r opened up Saturday evening with a fire in the Adams Express compa nys office at the Panhandle and fol lowed Sunday night with a fire in thi Broad way The departments were called to the Panhandle station at shortly after b oclock Saturday Bight to extinguish inced the property owners and the Vabash Railway that a iold move is being planned The property owners talk it and he Wabash railway company makes a blaze in the transfer office of the Adams Express company which was caused by the explosion of a lamp The office had been closed about five oclock and the lamps turned low It GOING OUT OF HIS WAY FOR IT ery has not all arrived although the boilers have been here for some tirie and the other parts are arriving The delay was not on the part of the local company When enlarged and remodeled tlie power house of the WabashLcgans port company will be the finest in ihc state well equipped for running nu merous cars the long distance intend ed Mr Law stated that cars will prob ably enter Logansport from Wabash by January first the company work ing with that end in view The in ternrban system will then ue a Ions and important one The company has worked steadiljto improve tho plant with the plan to commence notiice until the work already begun is com pleted After cars enter Logansport it is quite possible that more extensions will be built as the company to reach out in other directions or else build onwest mrtil baclc to Wabash on the other side Offered the Presidency Mrs Sarah F Dick of Hnntington who for twenty years of the Tirst National bankretiring when the bank changed hands a lew weeks ago has been offered the position of president of a new banking institu tion organizing in New York for the purpose of catering especially to the patronage of women A number of capitalists are inter ested in the enterprise and it is tee desire to have the concern officered exclusively by women It is said that the bank will have in de posits by the close of the first year Mrs Dick was the only woman cash ier of a national bank in the United States and this caused the New Yorkers to take up negotiations with her Owing to ill health airsDiclc forced to decline the offer al though the salary was attractive Minneapolis Jotiniali The Football Player to tie Deer old manj must you rush into sucl danger Be content to stay at horcc and play the game no effort to conceal their belief that the traction company intends to force a crossing over the Wabash tracks at Eighteenth street take control of the bridge and lay their tracks across the Midge whether the county wills or no The traction company has been endeavoringto convince the people that it was going tolay its tracks east of Eighteenth street and make a crossing under the Wabash tracks and build its own bridge somewhere above the dam but the people point out that the tracks have been laid from Seventeenth to Eighteenth street and there they stop the tracks be ing covered up so that a person could lardly tell that they had been laid The Wabash Railway company be ieves that the crossing of their traclts at Eighteenth street is to be attempted and are keeping a close watch at that point and further be ieve althoughthey have no interest n the matter anddo not care that the traction company intends to seize and lay its tracks over the bridge at the same point People in the south east part of the city do not believeit s the intention the tractioncom pany to build their own bridge and one prominent property owner this morning gave it ashis and the Wa bash settled conviction that thecoup as outlined above would be attempted is supposed that the wicks burned in to the oil Tlie explosion set fire to a pile of clothing and wrapsnear by and these burned readily departments responded in NEW WABASH BRIDGE Phoenix Bridge Co Here to Build the Bridge The Sre good time and by the useof portable chemicals the blaze was extinguished A large Scotch Collie which was confined in a crate managed to escape when the lamp exploded and when the door was forced open by the fire men ran away He was later taken in by tie police atd returned to the crate This morningManager Tufford sta ted that he thought the loss would not exceed 5150 The building is not much damaged and about twenty wraps on a shelf are the only parcels that came in contact with the fire At eight oclock last night the de partments were called to the home of Frank Potter on Broadway where a stove in the kitchen had set fire to the wainscoating With the use of portable chemical extinguishers the fire was put out The loss will be slight Quite a crowd was attracted by the alarm dalls attorney in a suit she had filci for divorce While she was ther Randall entered and sprang at he with an open knife Mrs Randall who had feared such an prepared and opened fire emptying revolver Keitner also fired two shots but the bullets from the womans re volver proved fatal At the coroners inquest Mrs Randall was exonerated KILLED BY TRAIN Miss Mary Mulcahy Goes to Attend Funeral at Lafayette Miss Mary Mulcahy was called to Lafayette yesterday by the death of her aunt Mrs Elizabeth Slatterywho was killed by a Wabasn passengei train The Lafayette Courier has the following account of the accident Mrs Elizabeth Slattery was killed n a horrible accident that occurred at the Columbia street crossing of the Wabash shortly after 2 oclockthis afternoon Mrs Slattery started for SL Marys church as was her custom every Saturday afternoon She be came confused at the railroad cross ng hearing a train approach and did not see the Continental Limited in ime to getOut the way She was struck by the pilot and knocked quite a distance from the track Death was nstantaneous HarrrMoorewas in the day thegnesfc of relatives INSURANCEPROBLEM Can Beneficiary Recover Insurance on Man She Killed Can a beneficiary who acting in selfdefense takes the life the in sured receive the insurance A legal question having no parallel in Missouri law decisions has grown out of the tragedy in Carthage late I last week in which MrsDorinda Han Manager B A Tenser of the Phoe dall shot and killed Tier husband E 0 Randall as he approached her nix Bridge company of Phoenix Pa and twelve experienced men are rt work reconstructing the bridge over i life insurance to the amount of Sl Bidfile avenue on the island The old bridge is still in good condition but much too light for the ever increasing volume of business of the railroad An Important Session of the Central Body Held Plan toSend a tothe Council he ByLaws Lectures and Other Matters The Trades Assembly held a very mportant meeting yesterday which very largely attended It was de eded to appoint a committee of twen yfive members for the purposeof at ending the next meeting the com mon council and presenting the re nests of the Electrical Workers un n and insist upon action by the ouncil The labor leaders explain hat the scale asked by the electrical orkers has been adopted through 10 city and the only institution hold ig off is the city of Logansport elf and the committee will attend meeting of the council and insist ppn having the matter brought up nd passed upon This committee lias ot yet been appointed but will be in ue time and the personnel given to he public At the meeting of the Trades As embly yesterday the committee hich was appointed to draft new by ws made its report They reported hat the same would be completed by he next regular meeting The new will be modeled after tliose vogue in the Central Labor Union St Louis which are said to be the ost progressive in the country The ules in reference to the placing of rms on the unfair list and settls ent of disputes between employer nd employe will be1 on strictly con ervative lines and unions having Tievances to adjust will be obliged conform strictly to the laws of le Trades Assembly They received favorably a proposi on from Hon George W Buribart to inaugurate a senes of debates IT the Assembly during the comingwin ter It is proposed to set asideat least one meeting each month for the discussionoj questions of interest to labor 0 P Smith as chairman of the la bel committee was instructed to see the fire committee of the city council in to B F Goodrich com pany and Diamond Rubber company hose The trustees posted the new sched ulefor meetings Same was approv ed and will be submitted for publica tion later oa Miss Ella Riley who lives on Syca more street swallowed a fish bone with an open knife Randall carried Friday evening and tie littlebone became entangled in her throat became frightened and Dr J OpO His wife iras named as the bene ficiary of the policy but there is a IB Shultz was called and extricated probability that the company will re Ed Baker departed today for Dan ville HLto accept a position as jaw Dan W Keitner went to the law brakeman on E X headquarters the bone fuse to recognize the claim because the beneficiary killed the Insured John Mortar has resigned iis post Mrs Randall and her brotherin tion with the Panhandle andLdeparl ed toSay for Indianapolis to accept a officeof T C Tadlocfc la Carthage i position asfiremanonthe JBiS Four 3Jves last Friday TaoIocS Mis Ranwith ieadgnaners at Indiaaapolia Mos Eisht Men of Color Arrested for Shooting Craps Charley Ray Waylaid and Beaten Saturday Night Other Notes of Interest from the Police Slate The police had rather alively time Saturday and Sunday There was va host of intoxicators gamblers and various offenders Mn the rear ol Harry Rusells restaurant Sunday morning the officers raided a crap amo and took eight colored men to he station house on a charge of gam bling Their have not yet been disposed of Laborer Waylaid Charles Ray a laborer who has re cently been employed on the traction ines building in and about the city vas waylaid by Frank Brice whUe inroute to his home on the South Side Saturday nighti arid badly beaten up The affray occurred on the Third treet It is understood from Jie police that Brice and Ray have never been good Mends and that heir enaiity was aggravated on a ount of somelittledifferencesduring Saturday evening tind that Brice laid or Ray on the bridge He gave him severe beating and a doctor was eeded to close the wound Inflicted oung Harry Whipple who carne police stationfor a doctorwas rrested upon complaint of Ray who aid it was Whipple who him but the police learned that was Whipple who took llayliomo and tended to him Whipple spent Sunday in jail Lost His Overcoat J A Fitzgerald who claims to he monument dealer from Urbana ill was arrested Saturday night JEor being drunk This morning when arraign ed he stated that he had losthis over coat while on the W M Lindsay an attendant at LongcllfC arrested Saturday night on a charge of intoxication and while fighting with Deupty Sheriff Floyl Richason at the jail where he balked and refused to be put in a cell he hit that official on the arm inflicting a severe wound Lindsay is a gigantic fellow being siz feet five inches tall and put up a game fight necessitating all the energies of two policement and the deputy to jail him He paid Jito fine this morning Ke claims that sometime during the nighthe lost hit watch An old man giving his name Manly was taken in by the police Saturday evening He was drinking heavily and left his happy Frankfort His relatives were noU Bed and bis son came down r morning and tookthe old home f Jaek Cronan and a man by name of Fagley were taken to headquarters for breaking in the doors of the Dowliug opera houses Saturday evening They were a good lecture and let go Deaths and FuneraJt Mrs Clara V Lighty died yester day morning at at her Xo 1817 High street agedM years Deceased was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Keever a tive of White county Tomorrow af ternoon at 4 oclock there will be short funeral service at the residency condncted by Hev F MlJucklebeny and on Wednesday morning at the remains will be taken to Monti cello for interment Deceased was a member of the Order of Ben Hur Yesterday afternoon at at the home of his son No 039 Twelfth occurred the death of John P McKelvey who had reached the age of S7 years Tomorrow morning L at the remains wli be taken fa lda rille where tie funeral services be held and interment made D IMetzger of therstate jas notified the state rom Cass eountythat he has hem outexcellent seats in dJie rooms Senator wflToc J seat
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