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Adams, C. F. Company, Household Goods Ibl 

Adams. L. F. & Co., Fruits and Produce ISO 

Aetna Saving and Loan Association, The 149 

Allison, W. D. Company, Physicians' Specialties.. 107 

American Boiler Works 157 

American Installment Co., The, Household Goods 141 

American Investment Company ISl 

American Lounge Company 133 

Anderson, S , Groceries, Meats, etc 162 

Androvette Art Glass Company, The 99 

Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association 116 

Archdeacon, Wm., Pickles, Vinegars, etc 141 

Art Embossing Machine Company 96 

Ayres, L. S, & Co , Dry and Fancy Goods 141 

Baber, A. & Co , Live Stock Commission 131 

B,-iker, Thornton, Blank Books, etc 154 

Balke& Krauss, Lumber, Lime, Cement, etc 105 

Ballard, W. H,, Ice Cream 167 

Bamberger's New York Hat Company 1B4 

Eannon & Co , Glassware, Queensware, etc 153 

Baron Brothers. Pharmacists. 101 

Barmm, C. E.. Pharmacist 157 

Barr, W. H., Footwear 164 

Baughman, H. R A , Publisher 144 

Bedford, C. T., Druggist and Physicians' Supply 

House 89 

Binzer, S , Dry Goods, Clothing, etc 163 

Black Mfg. Co., The C. H.. Carriages. Buggies, etc 116 

Blumberg. John. Produce Commission 145 

Boeckiing, G. A., Capitalist 75 

Bogert. James, Trunks and Traveling Bags, etc 172 

Boicourt, Tyner & Co., Granite, Marble, etc 103 

Booth's Stables 117 

Borinstein, A , Scrap Metals, Rag.s, etc 158 

Bos, Jacob, Wines. Liquors, etc 119 

Bradley, Holton & Co , (Incorporated) Agricultural 

Machinery 146 

ndt, F. 


age . 

Brink & Hohl. Merchant Tailors 139 

Brown, F. E., Boots and Shoes 156 

Browning & Son, Pharmacists l'J6 

Bullock & Bolton, Real Estate 176 

Buschmann, Wm. & Co., Groceries, Teas. Dry 

and Fancy Goods, etc 16'2 

Camplin. U.S.. Footwear 147 

Canfied. W. S., Printer 170 

Capital Machine Works 145 

Catt, L. A., Flour. Feed, etc 10'3 

Catterson. R. F. & Son, Real Estate 168 

Central Chair Company 176 

Chance-Matthews Printing Company 145 

Chandler & Taylor Company, Boiler and Engine 

Manufacturers 83 

Chief Manufacturing Company, Saws and Saw Mill 

Supplies 131 

Ciener, I, Liquors 125 

Clary, L. E. , Drugs 171 

Clune, John, House Furnishing Goods 66 

Commercial Electric Company 87 

Compton & Rice, Food Products 120 

Connor Hardware Company 126 

Coulter, C. W. , Groceries, Meats, etc 124 

Cox & Gossom, Confectioners 144 

Coy. Simeon. Sample Room 71 

Crane. S D . Jeweler 157 

Cummings, M F., Type Boxe;; and Builders' 

Wood Work 174 

Days Aurora Tea Store 150 

Deschler, Louis G., Smokers' Articles 140 

Dewald & Gall, Plumbing, etc 178 

Diener, Aug., Monuments 169 

Downey. C. E . Confectionery Company 161 

Dunlap & 'Volkening. General Commission Mer- 
chants 124 

Dunn. John C, Plumber and Gas Fitter 125 

Duvall, Charles E, Draperies. Curtains, etc 140 

Dyer* Rassmann, Real Estate Ill 

Eads. R. I , Pharmacist 167 

Efroymson & Wolf, Dry Goods 143 

Ehrisman, S.. Miller 170 

Eitel. C A., Pharmacist 185 

Empire Theatre 137 

Emrich, Paulini & Co , Wood Workers 144 

Enterprise Foundry and Fence Company 163 

Evans Linseed Oil Works 132 

Evans, V. P., Proprietor Fulton Fish Market 123 

Everroad & Prunk, Builders' Hardware, etc 146 

Fahnley & McCrea, Millinery 104 

Famous Stove Company 104 

Famous Eagle Clothing 158 

Farrell, J. S. & Co , Plumbers, etc 148 

Fashion, The, Ladies' and Children's Shoes 137 

Fatout, M. K. & Sons, Contractors and Builders . . 142 

Fidelity Building and Savings Union 136 

Fisk, H. C. & Son, 'Vehicles, Harness and Horse 

Goods 98 

planner & Buchanan, Undertakers 165 

Foley, Bros. & Co , Plumbers and Gas Filters .... 183 

Fort, Johnston & Co , Live Stock Commission IOC 

Foster & Bennett Lumber Company 110 

Fox. H S., Meats 174 

Frank, F. W., Furniture 98 

Freiberg, J & Co., Saddlery, Harness and Horse 

Goods 154 

Fuller Cloak and Suit Company, The F. E 104 

Fulmer, L. A , Contractor 77 

Gage, Thos. H., Electrical Appliances 122 

Galloway. S. F., Furs 88 

Gauld. John D , Pharmacist 134 

Geisendorff, C. E & Co., Woolen Textile Fabrics. 150 

Gem Steam Laundry 143 

Gill, Mrs. B, , Groceries and Meats 1»3 

Globe Accident Insurance Company 73 

Gold, S. N. & Co , Fruit and Produce 102 

Gordon & Harmon, Engines, Boilers, etc 165 

Gorsuch, C. W., Real Estate and Loans 137 

Grand Hotel 130 

■Granger Drug Store, The 168 

Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, The 143 

Groenwnldt & Behringer, Wines and Liquors 1-45 

Guedelhoefer, John, Carriagesand Wagons 106 

Haerle, Wm., Dry Goods 160 

Harseim, R G., Overalls, Jeans, Pants, etc 153 

Heeb & Osborn, Proprs. of Indianapolis Business 

University 106 

Heims, L N , Pharmacist 175 

Heifer, A. A. Sons, Carriages, Wagons, etc 165 

Hendricks & Cooper, Boots and Shoes 108 

Hendrickson, Lefler i. Co., Hats, Caps, etc 12il 

Henley, Eaton & Co , Hats, Caps, Gloves, etc.... 130 

Herancourt Brewing Company, The 148 

Hereth, Ad., Harness and Trunk Mfr 175 

Holtzman, Lee, Livery and Boarding Stables 130 

Home Lumber Company BO 

Home Liquor Store, Tlb 147 

Hough, L G , Leaf Tobacco 155 

Howard's Carpet Cleaning Works 150 

"Howe" The, Sample Room and Cafe 76 

Howland & Johnson, Agricultural Implements, etc, 115 
Huber Manufacturing Company, The, Farm En- 
gines and Threshers 140 

Hunter, Franklin, Dry Goods 174 

Hunter, Mrs. J. M., Grocer 105 

Huntington, F. C . & Co., Seeds, Bulbs, etc 116 

Hussey & Russell, Lumber 153 

Igoe, T. K, & Co., Cigars, Tobacco, etc 142 

Indiana Dental College 142 

Indiana Farmers' Savings and Loan Association. . . l;^9 

Indiana Illustrating Company 1 86 

Indiana National Bank 130 

Indiana Real Estate Exchange 184 

Indiana Suspender Company 134 

Indiana Trust Company, The 177 




Indianapolis Art Stained Glass Works 150 

Indianapolis Box Factory 160 

Indianapolis Brewing Company 94 

Indianapolis Brush Works 166 

Indianapolis Coffin Company 84 

Indianapolis Grille and Novelty Company 161 

Indianapolis National Bank, The 113 

Indianapolis Paint and Color Company 180 

Indianapolis Polishing Wheel Works 147 

Indianapolis Steel Rooting and Corrugating Co . . . 138 

Indianapolis Warehouse Company, The.... 152 

Jay, Jas. E., Proprietor of the Stag 85 

Jeffery, Powell & Co , Live Stock Commission 147 

Jenney Electric Motor Company 101 

Johnston, John F. , Druggist 160 

Reach, Jos, L , Fruit and Produce Commission . . . 166 

Keely, O A , Fire Places 136 

Keller, Robert, Dry Goods, etc 132 

Kern, W, H,, Pharmacist 170 

Keyless Lock Company, The 86 

Killinger, Geo. W , Store, Oflice and Bar Fixtures 136 

Kimberlin Mfg. Co., Harrows, Cultivators, etc. ... 70 

Kingan <fe Co , Pork Packers 80 

Kingston, The, Wm. Tron, Propr 07 

Kinzly, H , Hair Goods 146 

Kipp Bros Company, Fancy and Sporting Goods, 

etc 113 

Klee & Coleman, Aerated Beverages 154 

Knickerbocker Regulator Co., The Gas, Steam and 

Water Regulators 80 

Kotteman, Wm , Furniture 137 

Krause Jfc Dewenter, Heating and Ventilating 154 

Kregelo, D, Son 4 Irvin, Undertakers 130 

Kubn, C J,, Grocer 143 

Kunz, Joseph F , Tailor 162 

Kutsch, Jno- A , Harness Maker 174 

Laing, Samuel, Sheet Metal and Copper Works. . . 135 

Lambur Pharmacy Ill 

Landers & Donnelly, Hardwood Lumber 179 

Langenskamp, Wm , Mfr, of Brew Kettles. Scda 

Layman & Carey Company, Hardware, etc 83 

Lee, H. H 177 

Lemon, D. A., Insura- ce 170 

Lilly, Eli & Co., Pharmacist 138 

Lion Clothing Manufacturing Company, The 88 

Long, W. T., Pharmacist 146 

Madison Brewing Company 106 

Maguire, Charles, Granger Store 160 

Maine, W. P , Hardware, etc 158 ' 

Mann Brothers, Stables 144 ; 

Mannfeld, Geo., Clothier and Gents' Furnisher ... 134 

Marceau & Power, Photographers 81 

Marcy, W. T, Jeweler 136 • 

Marott, Geo. J , Footwear 138 | 

Mascari Brothers, F, & Co, Fruits 183 j 

Mattill Brothers, Pharmacists 167 | 

Mayer, Chas., & Co., Druggists and Stationers, • i 

Sundries and Fancy Goods, Toys and Notions 79 

Mayhew, Jas. N , Optician 156 I 

McCleary, C. A, Coffee Broker 184 I 

McGauly, Jas., Plumbing, Gas and Steam Fitting. 185 ' 

McKonkle, J. P., Boarding and Livery Stab'e 172 ; 

McMillin, W. E , Pharmacist 134 , 

McWorkman, W , Cornices, etc 172 ' 

Meier, Louis. & Co , Shirts, Pants and Overalls, elc. 183 
Merritt, Geo., & Co., Woolen Manufacturers and 

Wool Dealers 78 

Meridian National Bank 108 

Messenger, W. H., Furniture, etc 170 

Metzger. Jacob & Co. , Bottlers 111 ; 

Miessen, Julius, Confectioner and Caterer 107 ' 

Miner & Elbreg, Physicians' Specialties 94 ' 

Minneapolis Esterly Harvester Company 168 

Mode & Kaile, Proprietors of Pioneer Shoe House. 123 

Model Fence Company, The 160 

Moore, N. A , & Co , Grocery and Meat Market. . 182 

Moore Packing Company 1 55 

Morrison, G. C. , Pharmacist 174 

Mueller, Ferd A. , Pharmacist 188 

Muhl, S , Pharmacist 132 

Mullen-Blackledge Company, The, Relishes and 


MummenhoS & Co , Commission Merchanls IBl 

Murphy, ], A , & Co.. Fruit and Produce ViH 

National Building. Loan and Savings Association. . 100 

New York Underwriters' Ag ncy 175 

Nicolai, Henry, Meats 1U9 

Noel Bros ■ Flour and Feed Company V>6 

Nordyke&Marmon Company, Flour Mill Machinery -93 

Nutz & Grosskopt, Boot and Shoe Uppers 155 

Off, C , 4. Co , Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Workers 166 
Olsen, O. R., Propr. Indianapolis Bolt and Ma- 
chine Works 135 

Original Eagle Clothing Company ISO 

Origmal Misfit Clothing Parlors 134 

Ott Manufacturing Company, L. W Lounges 154 

Papadopeuris, J A , Confectionery 172 

Patterson & Busby, Hoops 184 

Pearson's Music House 150 

Perry, J. C, & Co , Wholesale Grocers 178 

Pioneer Brass Works 102 

Plummer, Hiram, Real Estate 15!l 

Poindexler Manufacturing Company, Corn Splitting 

Machinery and Horse Powers 114 

Port Huron Engine and Thresher Company 114 

Potter, Thos. E, Straw Goods 118 

Potts, C and A , & Co , Brick Machinery Ho 

Power. ] T , Propr of Washington Market 171 

P P Electric Repair Company 159 

Prudential Insurance Company, The 151 

Provident Life and Trust Co of Philadelphia 174 

RaHensperger, H. C , Pharmacist 137 

Rahke & Bech, Meals 158 

Railway Offijials and Employes Accident Associa- 
tion 6ft 

Ralston & Robertson, Real Estate 1 79 

Rathert W. H , Pharmacist 173 

Ranch, John, Cigars and Tobaccos 1 28 

Rees, R H Fruits and Vegetables 150 

Reese, E E , Dentist 157 

Rehling. W. C , Brick Manufacturer 145 

Reick, Edward C, Pharmacist 171 

Ridgley, H. D , Pharmacist 123 

Rink, J. A. . Dry Goods, etc 90 

Rockwood Manufacturing Company, Machinists and 

Founders I'-'l 

Rosenberg, John, Merchant Tailor 146 

Rouse Bros & Co., Wholesale Commission 

Rumely, M. Company, Agricultural Iraplements,etc 

Rupert, F. H., Furniture 

Rupp, W. F. , Merchant Tailor 

Russe Henry, Grain, Seeds, etc 

Ryder, J. M., Wines, Liquors and Cigars 

Samuels, R , Food Supplies 

Schafer, Wm., Groceries, Meals, etc 

Schergens, Henry C, Watchmaker and Jeweler,. 

Schmalholz, Casper, Wines and Liquors 

Schmidt, Otto, Wines, Liquors, etc 

Schuller, Julius A, Wines, Brandies, etc 

Schwartz's Pharmacy 

Scibird, H. W , Photographer 

Scofield, Shurmer & Tegle, Oil Refiners 

Scott, J M, Pharmacist 

Sells, M , & Co , Live Slock Commission 

Severin, Ostermeyer & Co., Groceries, etc 

Share, Geo. K., & Co., Saddlery Hardware an 

Carriage Goods, etc 

Shaw & Lang, Real Estate and Pensions 

Shea, John & Bro , Groceries, Meals, etc 

Sherman, Paul & Co , Harness. Saddles, etc 

Shiel, R R , & Co.. Live Slock Purchasing Agenl 
Simminds, F. M., Propr. of Victor Buggy Works 

Sindlinger, Peter, Pork and Beef Packer 

Sloan, Geo. W. , Pharmacist 

Smith, F. H , Printer 

Smith, Day & Co , (Limited) Chairs, Cols, etc. . . 

Smither, T. J , Roofing... 

Smock, W C , Real Estate 

Snavely, Charles, Jeweler 

SoUiday, H. F., & Co., Teas, Baking Powder, etc. 
Spier, John F., Groceries, Meats and Produce.. 

Stag, The, Jas. E. Jay, Proprietor 

Standard Manufacturing Company, Bicjcles 

State Bank of Indiana, The 

Staub, J. W, Merchant Tailor 

Stevens, A. W., & Son, Agricultural Implements 
Stevenson, John & Co., Dry Goods and Notions. 

Slocker, W. H , Pharmacist 

Stockman, L S., Pharmacist 

Stockton, Gillespie & Co , Live Stock Commissic 

Sturtevant, A H., & Co., Agricultural Implemenls 102 

Styer, M. R, Aerated Beverages 152 

Sullivan Cloak and Suit Company, The 149 

Syerup, Henry, & Sons, Produce Commission 158 

Tanner & Sullivan, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, etc 177 

Taylor, Major, Men's Furnishings 16ft 

Techentin, H , & Co , Harness, Saddles, etc 106 

Thompson, L C , Furniture Work, Moul ingsetc. 133 

Thornsburgh, Thomas R, Pharmacist 173 

Thurman, J. S , & Co , Drawings. Patterns, Models 103 

Tomlinson, H., Flour, Feed, etc 161 

Tompkins, E W , Druggist 173 

Truemper. C. J., Society and Theatrical Goods.etc. 137 

Tucker's Glove Store 126 

Turpin & Mathews, House Furnishing, Dry and 

Fancy Goods 1 ^3 

Tutewiler, Comrade H. W , Undertaker 122 

Udell Woodenware Works 92 

Union Stock Yards 04 

Vanier, B. H., Builders' Hardware, etc 153 

Vinch, Sanzeri & Co., Commission Merchants IHl 

VolzBros., Harness, Saddles, Collars, etc 166 

Vonnegul, Clemens, Hardware 149 

Wachs & Gerlach, Wood Turning & Scroll Sawing 105 

Waddy & Son, Groceries, etc 165 

Walker, Harry A , Sample Room 186 

Walker, A L., Druggist 171 

Ward Brothers, Drugs and Druggists Sundries ... 151 

Wasson, H. P., & Co., Dry Goods 13'i 

Watson. Chas C, Druggist 164 

Welch & McCloskey, Real Estate 175 

Wessling, L A , Boots and Shoes 156 

West Side Planing Mill Company 164 

Whelden, J E , Gents' Furnishing Goods 174 

Whiteley Clay & Co , Agricultural Machinery .... 175 

Wilgus, O. C, Groceries, Provisions, etc 107 

Williams, W. M , Washing-Tea 1 15 

Wilmot, F. L , & Co , Confectioners 126 

Wilson, E. H , Pharmacist 172 

Wolcott, F. E , Pharmacist 136 

Wood Ornament Company, The 162 

World's Fair, House Furnishing Goods 66 

Wright, HA, Mince Meat, Cakes Pies, etc 162 

Wysong G R , & Co . Wholesale Confectioners. . . 98 
Youpg. Dildine& McMurray, Merchant Tailors... 156 
Zimmerman, C, & Son, Slate and Gravel Ro.'fers 1-48 



ANKING among the most prosperous and enterprising 

commercial centers of our rapidly expanding country, 

stands the city of Indianapolis, capital of the State of Indiana, 

and the most populous city within the bounds of her broad domain. 

Singularly fortunate in her geographical advantages, being situated in 

the very heart of the State, surrounded by a territory, rich in agricultural, mineral and 

other natural resources, having unsurpassed transportation facilities, she stands to-day as the 

great center from which radiate many of the great manufacturing, educational and financial interests, 

whicli have so rapidly developed this great and noble State. Few cities in the country have such ample transportation facilities as 

has Indianapolis, and her communication with all parts of the country by rail is direct and rapid. The historv of Indianapolis is one o' 


continuous struggle against great obstacles and strong competition, but 
her growth in spite ol adverse circumstances during the last decade 
has been rapid and permanent, and she is to-day financially in a strong 
and healthy condition, the educational center of the State, and soci- 
ally as well as in all other respects offers valuable inducements, both 
for business and residence that are fully demonstrated by her wonder- 
ful development and prosperity. Indianapolis was first settled in 
l.'^lil or 1820, and during the latter year was selected as the State 
Capital, and during the same year the present city site was platted by 
Alexander Ralston. It was also in December of this year that Marion 
County was organized, and in 1832 the town was duly incorporated, 
although it was not till 1836 that the action of citizens was duly legal- 
ized by special act of the legislature. An act re-incorporating the 
town was adopted February 17, 1S38, and this act provided among 
other things the including within its corporate limits the four sections 
or " donations " of land made by Congress upon the admission of the 
State in 18 10. 

From this time on the city grew rapidly by reason of the fact that 
enterprising merchants and manufacturers quickly realized the many 
advantages offered by this infant city, and every branch of commercial 
enterprise began'' springing up. Manufactories were established, 
weekly papers issued, school houses erected, and backed by ample 
capital, and the untiring energy of its citizens, the city has kept pace 
with the rapid strides of modern development, and it can truthfully 
be said that Indianapolis has before it a brilliant future. 

The city is well laid out, its streets broad, the larger portion of 
them paved, and lighted by electricity. Its business and manufactur- 
ing structures are substantially built, and many of them are triumphs 
of modern architecture, while few cities have a better equipped street 
railway system. 

The public buildings, of which the State Capitol Building is. the 
most conspicuous feature, are among the most attractive points of 
interest to the visitor, and include the State House, Court House, 

Union Depot, Masonic Hall, Commercial Club, Public Library, 
County Jail and other State institutions. 

The great wholesale and jobbing interests of the city, together 
with its vast manufacturing industries will be treated at length in the 
following pages of this review in order that the reader may have a 
clearer conception of the prominent position which Indianapolis holds 
to-day in the commercial and financial circles of the country. 

The State of Indiana ranks among the prominent agricultural 
sections of the country, and this owing to the fact of its having a 
rich soil, a temperate and equable climate, and unsurpassed facilities 
for natural and artificial drainage, offers? substantial inducements for 
investment in farm lands and the pursuit of agriculture. 

Indiana is bounded on the north by Michigan, east by Ohio, 
south by the Ohio river, and on the west by Illinois. She has a total 
area of 36, 1 10 square miles, or 23,116,100 acres. To the east and 
northeast of the city of Indianapolis, there is an inexhaustilile 
supply of volitic limestone, the most important mineral deposit in tlie 
State. In Washington County alone there are 200 square miles of 
this formation, much of which has an average thickness of forty feet, 
and many other counties have equally as good deposits. This stone, 
which is unexcelled for building purposes, and of which there is an 
unlimited supply, exists chiefly in Putnam, Monroe, Owen, Lawrence 
and Washington counties. In Lawrence and several other counties 
are found large deposits of kaoline, or white clay, and sand of a supe- 
rior quality is also found in Washington, Madison and several other 
counties. A large coal producing area, covering a tract of 7,000 
miles, extends through Fountain, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay, Park, Owen, 
Knox, Green, Martin, Daviess, Posey, Pike, Dubois, Warrick, Van- 
derburg, Spencer and Perry counties, and coal mines have been suc- 
cessfully worked in all this territory since 1888. The entire State, 
especially the southern portion, has always been rich in the growth 
of hardwood lumber, with considerable amounts of oak, ash, sugar, 
beech, hickory, linn, sycamore, etc., in other sections, and large for-, 
ests of oak and hickory in the eastern part of the State, 



iheru are many mineral springs 
scattered throughout the State the 
waters of which are sought after far 
and wide by invalids for their medi- 
cinal properties; among the most 
noted of which are the Sulphur 
Springs at French Lake and Weis- 
baden in Orange County. But one 
feature which has made the State of 
Indiana noted throughout the country 
is its natural gas, which is found in 
seemingly inexhaustible quantities 
throughout a wide portion of its ter 
ritory, and which has given to In- 
dianapolis an unlimited supply of 
fuel, the cheapest and most easily 
handled to be found in the world, 
and due reference of which will be 
made in future pages of this work. 

From the brief description of the 
many and varid sources of wealth 
of this great State of Indiana previ- 
ously given, it will readily be seen 
that the city of Indianapolis, lying 
within the very center of this rich 
and fertile country, has advantages 
and opportunities for growth and 
development seldom accorded to any 
city, and how well she has availed 
herself of these advantages will be 
briefly depicted in the following pages 
of this review. 

Before entering upon a descriptive 

narrative oi the trade, commerce and 
industrial resources of Indianapolis, 
it is becoming to briefly recapitulate 
the early history of the settlement 
in order that the reader may justly 
appreciate the valor and invincible 
hardihood of the men and women, 
who, leaving behind them the ease 
and comfort of life as it then was in 
the East, forced their way through 
the wilderness,and despite the threats 
and often times the savage attacks of 
the hostile Indians, founded a home 
in this, the west central, and at that 
time, the most inhospitable part of 
Indiana. In the earl)' part of this 
century, although sparse settlements 
were to be found in southern, eastern 
and western Indiana, the central por- 
tion of the state was as yet a terra 
incognito, in which no white man had 
(lenetrated, save perhaps a few hardy 
1 rappers in the pursuit of game, or 
,1 lone missionary on his way to carry 
the Gospel of Peace to the warlike 
nations. There were here no navig.T- 
ble waters on which to launch the frail 
canoe, no beaten paths through the 
tangled brush and dense forests of 
hard woods over which could pass the 
wagon of the pioneer, and what is now 
the richest and most fertile part of 
this great state was then the most 
J uninviting. And even when, some- 
where before 1820, the first set- 



tier had here built his log cabin ami hail iindertaken the- luige 
task of converting this home of miiskrat and beaver into fields 
of waving corn and blooming rye, the difficulties which instantly 
beset him were almost insuperable. The very richness arid luxuriance 
of nature as here exemplified in miles upon miles of thickly growing 
trees, the fertility of the soil itself, and many other causes, combined 
to make life an incessant battle against malaria, chill and ague; the 
deprivation of communing with his fellow men, the appalling isolation 
in the great forests without any means of communication with the 
outside world, the constant dread of raids on the part of the natives, 
all made life unendurable. To those pioneers of civilization who 
braved all these and other dangers, therefore, it is due that brief 
mention of their deeds should be made in any work exultingly de- 
scriptive of Indianapolis, the "Railway City," the brighest gem in 
the coronet of one of the fairest of the United States of America. 

As to who was the first white man to erect his cabin on the site 
of the city there is dispute. We know, however, that in IS 19 
George Pogue, John McCormick and James McCormick with some 
others came here to prospect, and in 1820 the McCormicks brought 
their families here. It is claimed by some, and denied by others, 
that in 1819 George Pogue built himself a hut, and this is corroborated 
by the evidence of his son, at that time a young man of 19 years. 
The amount of evidence on either side is about equal. 

In February, 1820, the McCormick brothers erected a house on 
the banks of the White river. Soon after the population of the 
settlement was increased by the arrival of John Maxwell, John Cowan, 
Henry Davis, Samuel Davis, Corboby, VanBlaricum, Barnhill, Hard- 
ing, Isaac Wilson, and others. Later in the year they were joined by 
others, and the community had sprung into existence. 

In 1821 the settlement received its baptism of blood, a never fail- 
ing occurrence in all frontier camps. George Pogue was murdered 
by a party of Shawnee Indians, who were running off his horses, near 
what has since been known as Pogue's creek. The population had 
by this time been augmented, and numbered in 1822 about five 
hundred souls. In 1821 two interesting events took place, viz.; 

the lirst birth and the hrst marriage. A fact illustrative of the 
great difficulties that beset the inhabitants at every turn is that 
Jeremiah Johnson, the bridegroom, had to walk sixty miles to Con- 
nersville and sixty miles back in order to obtain the necessary mar- 
riage license. 

Stores had been opened, the first merchant of the place being 
Daniel Shaffer. A saw mill was built on Falls Creek, also a grist mill. 
There were three taverns, a market, and the first school was opened. 

In 1823 Congress, by what is known as the "Enabling" act, 
donated four sections of unsold land for a capitol. Commissioners 
were appointed by the Legislature to select the site, who. after 
careful examination, chose a spot at the mouth of Fall creek. 
Government surveys were already completed here, and in June 
the Commissioners reported that they had selected sections 1, 2, 
12 and 11, and a part of west fractional 3. In the January following 
this choice was ratified by the Legislature, and after a long debate 
over the selection of a name for the new city, that of Indianapolis was 
conferred upon it. 

Two Justices of the Peace were appointed by the Legislature, 
and thus eqipped Indianapolis entered on its career as the capitol 
of a state. 

The surveys of the four sections having been completed, town 
lots were put for sale at auction, 3 14 being disposed of, prices ranging 
from SlOO to $200 each, the total amount of sales amounting to $35,- 
596.25. Money was very scarce then and for many years later, and 
the growth of the settlement was so slow that it was 1842 before the 
last lot was disposed of, and the total amount derived from the sale of 
the town site was but $125,000. 

In 1823 Marion County was organized, S8.000 were appropriated 
to build a Court House, 2 per cent of the lot fund was set aside for a 
County Library, and the first Circuit Court Judge and the first 
sheriff was appointed. 

In the same year Indianapolis became a post office, and in 
January the first newspaper, the Gazette, was published. April 1. the 
first election was held, for the associate judges, a clerk, recorder and 


tliree commissioners. In August an election was held for governor, 
sheriff and coroner. The County Board of the County of Marion was 
organized the same year, and the first term of court was held, and the 
first naturalization papers were taken out by Richard Good, an Irishman. 
Twenty-two indictments were returned by the Grand Jury, of which 
six were for selling liquor without a license. Work «vas commenced 
on theCourt House, which was completed in 1S24, and a jail was built. 

In 1824 took place the murder, of nine Shawnee Indians 
by five white men. Three of the latter were e.xecuted by due process 
of law, one was convicted of manslaughter, and the fifth received the 
clemency of the executive. This year also witnessed the removal of 
the state offices to the new capitol. 

In January, 1825, the Legislature met for the first time in Indi- 
anapolis. In 182U the population was only Id'A. The first fire- 
company was organized. In 1828 the Steam Mill Company was in- 
corporated by the Legislature with a capital of $20,000, for the pur- 
pose of building a grist mill, a saw mill and a woolen mill. Work 
was commenced on this enterprise in 1831, and the steam machinery 
had to be transported by wagon all the way from Cincinnati. The 
enterprise was never a success financially, and the buildings were 
destroyed by fire in 1848. 

I n the y(^«/v;a/ of February, 182s, we find the interesting statis- 
tics that follow: Indianapolis had a Court House, also used as a State 
House; a Presbyterian Church with thirty members; a Baptist Church 
with thirty-six members, using a cabin; a Methodist Church, with 
ninety-three members, just putting up a new brick building; a Sabbath 
School, with twenty teachers and one hundred and fifty scholars, 
twenty-five brick houses, sixty frame houses and eight hewed and 
rough loghouses; a residence for the governor was being built; $10, 
000 worth of goods had been received and consumed during the pre 
ceding year, including 70 kegs of tobacco, 20.0 barrels of flour, 101 
kegs of powder, 4,500 pounds of spun yarn and 213 barrels of whiskey 
also 79 barrels of spirits made in the city. There were 429 white 
males and 34 colored males, 479 white females and 24 colored fern 
a total of 1000. 

Indianapolis had never had any other means of communicating 
with the outside world than by land, and it was therefore with no 
little joy that they entertained the idea that soon they would enjoy 
all the comforts and facilities to be derived from water transportation. 
But, alas, their hopes were of short duration. In 1831 the " Robert 
Hanna," a small steamer, was placed upon the White River to carry 
stone and timber necessary for the construction of the national road. 
The attempt proved abortive, and the " Robert Hanna " ran aground 
at Hog Island. The " Governor Morton" made a similar attempt in 
1865, and the failure was both swift and decisive. Indianapolis was 
destined for something greater, her future was to become the greatest 
railway center in America. Defeated in one direction, her citizens 
directed their energies in other channels, and the result is that their 
cit3' is par excellence the Railway City of the Union. In 1831 the 
Legislature chartered companies for the construction of six railroads 
to center at Indianapolis. This was the first effort in the right direc- 
tion, and although the condition of things was such as to render it 
premature, yet it led the way to the magnificent railway system, which 
was to thrive so rapidly in later years. The new companies were the 
Madison & Indianapolis, Lawrenceburg & Indianapolis, Harrison & 
Indianapolis, New Albany, Salem & Indianapolis and Ohio & Indian- 
apolis Railway companies. Surveys were made on four of the pro- 
posed routes, but nothing more was done. 

Up to 1832 the municipal affairs of Indianapolis, unimportant as 
they may have been, were administered by State officers, and under 
State laws. In September of that year the inhabitants took the first 
steps toward organizing a municipal government of their ovjn. A 
meeting was held, the necessar}' measures adopted, and the settlement 
became an incorporated town under the general law. Five trustees 
were elected, also a clerk and a marshal, who also performed the 
duties of collector. Five wards were formed and ordinances for the 
government of the town were adopted. 

In 1S34 the State Bank of Indiana was chartered, and was 
the first to do banking business here. It had a capital of 



In 1S3U a special charter ol in- 
corporation was granted the town 
and a new board of trustees was 
elected. The total receipts for the 
preceding year were only Si, 6 10, 
most of which had been collected by 
special levy to pay for the "Marion" 
engine, for public wells and other 
fire provisions. In IS37 sidcwalk = 
were laid on Washington and other 

In 1838 the town government wa: 
again reorganized by Act of the 
Legislature. Six wards were formed, 
each electing one trustee, the presi 
dent to be elected by a general vote 
The president was ex-officioa. justice 
and the town marshal had the an 
tliority of a constable. The council 
elected a secretary, treasurer, col- 
lector, marshal, supervisor, market 
master, lister and an assessor. The 
population had now reached some- 
thing like 2,000. The rate of taxation 
was one-half of 1 per cent, and the 
receipts that year amounted to 87,01 L', 
the expenses being S6, 874. 

Little of any moment occurred 
in the history of Indianapolis be- 
tween 1838 and 1847. Its history 
is that of every struggling young 
community. Times were hard, 

money was scarce, the credit of the 
State was sadly impaired owing 
to the extravagant notions as to in- 


ternal improvements, and things 
everywhere were dull and unstable. 
Political excitement* was at fever 
heat in the Harrison-Van Buren 
presidential contest. In 1846 the 
Mexican w'ar broke out, and in re- 
sponse to the Governor's proclama- 
tion calling for the State's quota of 
volunteers, three regiments were 
organized, of which Indianapolis fur- 
nished one company, two additional 
companies being raised the following 
\ear. The first railroad, the Madi- 
son, was rapidly approaching Indian- 
apolis; the company had selected 
its depot ground a little beyond the 
town limits, and business at once 
began to experience a feeling of 
renewed vigor and life. Heretofore 
this had been, to all intents and pur- 
poses, a country village, euphoniously 
termed a town, a backwoods settle- 
ment, lost in the heart of the great 
tnrests of ash, oak and birch trees 
uliich covered its every section. 
Commercial enterprise went no fur- 
ther than to meet the limited local 
demand for the absolute necessaries 
of life, manufacturing interests were 
e\enless important. The town was 
completely isolated, and its life was 
st ignant. Eighteen hundred and 
fort\ -seven witneesed the wonderful 
I hange, and in that year occurred the 
first of the long chain of events that 



revolutionized the cliaracter of Indianapolis, and have niade it one of the 
liveliest, progressive and wide awake cities in America. The Madison 
Railway entered into Indianapolii; on the first day of October, ls4". 
The cityhad to buckle on her armor, and was ready for the encounter 
with all comers in the lists of competition. 

February 13, the Legislature voted a city charter, which was ac- 
cepted on March a7 by 449 votes as against 19. The charter divided 
the new city into seven wards. The mayor was not a member of the 
council, but had a veto power over its acts. He was elected for two 
years, and was exofficio a justice. The mayor and councilmen, one 
of the latter from each vard, were elected April 24, and they at their 
first meeting elected a marshal, secretary, treasurer, street commis- 
sioner, engineer, collector, attorney, assessor, messengers, market 
clerks and a sexton. The tax roll only amounted to $4, -236; of street 
improvements there were but little; mud holes and stumps abounded 
in every street and byway; few sidewalks were to be seen off Washing- 
ton street, in a word, the city's highways would have been a discredit 
to the meanest hamlet. Wild turkeys and squirrels were shot within 
the corporation limits, and even quails were caught in backyards. 
But the spirit of progress was abroad, and Indianapolis awoke from 
her lethargic sleep. A general system of improvements was adopted 
by the city council, grading and graveling of streets was commenced, 
crossings were constructed, and although little was at first accom- 
plished, the first step in the right direction had been accomplished. 
The free school system was introduced, and in April, 1853, the city 
free schools were opened with two male and twelve female teachers. 

In 1847 the first wholesale dry goods house in the city was estab- 
lished, and in 1848 the first telegraph company was chartered, and a 
line built to Dayton, Ohio. The Indiana Volkeshlatt, the first paper 
published here in a foreign language, was founded. The Union Rail- 
road Company was also organized. In 1849 300 houses were built, 
and the population had increased to 6, .500. 

In 1851 the Indianapolis Gas Light and Coke Company was 
chartered with a capital of Sl'O,00O, and it was awarded by the City 
Council a monopoly of the lighting of streets and houses for fifteen 

years. The electors, however, had no conhdence in tlie concern, and 
by a popular vote refused to light the streets. Street lamps were not 
erected until 1853, and these were paid for by the property owners. 

In 1852 railroad construction was pushed forward with much 
vigor. The Madison road was prosperous, the Bellefontaine road 
reached the state line in November and had erected shops and a depot 
in the city. The Jeffersonville road was completed to Edinburg, the 
Terre Haute road was completed in May, and the Lafayette in 
December. The Peru road ran as far as Noblesville, the Central was 
being built, and the '-Union," which served as a connecting link for 
all these lines, had been finished, and the Union Depot erected. 
Manufacturing concerns of all kinds were springing up, factories, 
woolen mills, pork packing establishments, planing mills, railroad 
shops, foundries, etc., were in active operation. Schools were multi- 
plied, hotels erected, and places of amusement founded, the whole 
combining to give to the city a trulj' metropolitan character. The 
city assessment showed So, 131,682 of taxables, of which $1,239,507 
were personal, and S3, 891, 875 real property. The assessment of 1850 
had been but S2, 320, 185. Real estate was increasing in value at a 
rapid rate. 

In 1S."")4 a regular police force was formed, two officers to each 
ward, all under one captain. Owing to a cinimical public feeling, 
engendered by a serious collision between the force and the German 
residents, the former was disbanded in 1855. In 1850, however, the 
urgent need of guardians of the peace became too apparent to be 
overlooked and a second force of ten men was organized. Many 
changes subsequently took place in the composition of the police 
department. In 1863 there were seven day and eighteen night pa- 
trolmen, with a lieutenant and a captain, detectives, etc. In 1806 a 
merchants' police force was organized for the protection of property. 

In 1855 the city suffered severely from what has since been de- 
signated as the "Free Bank Panic." Free banks, founded on state 
stocks, had multiplied at a greater rate than warranted by the require- 
ment nf business, and the inevitable result followed. The banks 
stopped ]iayment, and business operations were paralyzed. 


In ISoS the increase ot buildings was estimated at SHOii.nnO. 
The assessable property reached $10,475,000. In 1800 the plan to 
build waterworks was first mooted, but nothing definite was done un- 
til 18(59, when a company was organized to supply water to the city 
upon the Holly plan. A charter was granted, and work was at once com- 
menced. The construction of street railroads was first projected in 1800. 

Of the history of Indianapolis during the war of the rebellion it 
is not our intention to speak. It is a part of that of the state, one of 
the most glorious pages in the annals of the defense of the Union. 
Money was liberally subscribed for the cause, and the citizens of In- 
dianapolis covered themselves with glory on every battlefield of the 
south. The entire war expenditure incurred by the city was $1,000,- 
000, and the population was less than 20,000. Heavy taxes were im- 
posed and met with such cheerful and ready response that at the 
close of the war, the city's indebtedness was only $380,000, while in 
1803 the city was practically out of debt. 

In 1864 street railway tracks were first laid on Illinois street, from 
the Union depot. Water suppl)' and a sewage system was intro- 
duced in 1870. 

Having then seen the growth of Indianapolis from a desolate 
settlement of a few cabins in the heart of the dense forests of In- 
diana, to the eminent rank of a thriving, populous and prosperous 
metropolis, all that now remains in order to complete the picture, is 
to briefly sketch the present condition of the city, to fill in the out- 
lines, which we have so far roughly drawn, and in as summary a man- 
ner as possible to present to the reader facts and figures which will 
enable him to arrive at an intelligent comprehension of the causes 
which make Indianapolis the pride of the state, one of the busiest 
marts in the country, and a city destined to permanent rank as one 
of the great metropolitan centers of the commercial, industrial and 
financial interests of the United States. 


Indianapolis is located almost in the very central spot of the ter- 
ritorv included within the boundaries of the state of Indiana, in lati- 

tude .19 dej^rees ."i:. minutes, on the banks of the White river, a shallow 
stream which has its rise in Tipton county. It is in the center of a 
plain which is only here and there .broken by slight elevations too in- 
significant to be called hills. It is built high above the river, beyond 
reach of the highest water mark that the White has ever yet attained, 
and it is intersected at different points by depressions, or ravines, the 
beds of bayous, or creeks, this unevenness of the soil increasing the 
attractiveness of the site. Although in the first years of the settle- 
ment, when the forest had not j'et fallen under the axe of the pioneers, 
the location was decidedly unhealthy, and fever, ague and chills were 
a constant source of danger to the residents. Such is no longer the 
case, and the city shows as good a health record as any in the coun- 
try. The sewage system is excellent, the water supply perfect, and 
all sanitary precautions are rigidly enforced by civic ordinances. The 
climate is equable and salubrious, and droughts and excessive rain- 
falls are very scarce. 

The growth of population of Indianapolis at first was very slow, 
owing to reasons already enumerated. It acquired a rapid develop- 
ment in 1800, and has since continued to increase at a rapid ratio. 
In 1822 the settlement numbered but 500 souls, which in 1S27 had 
become 1,006. In 1850 the population was estimated to be 8,000. 
The following table gives the population in 1893, the increase per de- 
cade, and its percentage of increase from 1860 to 1890 : 

Years. Population. Increase Per Decade. 

1860 18,611 10,520 

1870 48,244 29,633 

1880 75,256 26,8 12 

1890 105,436 30,380 

1892 137,502 

At the present time the population has increased to fully 160,000. 
It is estimated that of the present population fully one-half are 
native born, the remainder containing a large German and Irish ele- 
ment, some Scandinavians and a few thousand negroes. The citizens 
of Indianapolis are renowned for their enterprise and go-aheadative- 


ness, and its business men possess 
the true American characteristics of 
phick, energy and perseverance. 


In previous pages we have traced 
the rise of municipal government in 
Indianapolis and the various changes 
which have been made in its form. 
The duty of governing the city and 
administering its affairs is now vested 
in a Mayor and City Council, under 
whom are several Chiefs of depart- 
ments. They are as follows: 

Mayor, Hon. Thomas L. Sullivan, 
elected; salary $4,000. 

Councilmen-at-large; Messrs. 

Martin J. Murphey, Rob't C. McGill, 
Henry W. Lant, Edward G. Shewer 
John B. McGuflin, Frederick 
Scharder; salary S150 each. 

Common Councilmen: 1st Ward, 
Thomas B. Linn; 2d Ward, J. R. 
Allen; 3d Ward, Archibald Young; 
4th Ward, John Puryead; 5th Ward. 
James H. Costello; Cth Ward, William 
H. Cooper; Tth Ward, Joseph W. 
Gasper; 8th Ward, Emil C. Rossman; 
9th Ward, John F. White; 10th 
Ward, George R. Colter; 11th Ward, 
Patrick J. Ryan; 12th Ward, Charles 
A. Gauss; 13th Ward, Charles Fros 
chauer; 14th Ward, Anton Schmidt; 
1.5th Ward, H. F. HoUoran. 


Comptroller (elected): 
W. C. Tarkington; salary 


Board of Public Works (appoint- 
ed): A. W. Conduitt, Chairman; 
A. Schener and M. M. Dufrees. 

City Civil Engineer: H. A. 
Mansfield; Assistant City Civil En- 
gineer, William H. Butts; Chief 
Clerk, W. C. Allen; Street Commis- 
sioner, Patrick Harrold; Assistant 
Street Commissioner, William Tem- 
man; Clerk, Jerry Kelly. 

Board of Public Safety (appoint- 
ed) : Edward Hawkins, W. A. Sul- 
l(van, Robert Catterson; Clerk, R. C. 

City Clerk and Clerk of the Police 
Court (elected): Randall J. Abrams. 

Board of Health: Drs. Frank 
Morrison, George J. Cook and Allison 

Judge of Police Court (elected) : 
Hon. E. C. Buskirk. 

Chief of Police: Thomas Colbert. 

Chief of Fire Department: J. H. 


As already stated, it was not 
until 18.54 that a regularly consti- 
tuted police force was organized 
in this city. In 1883 the Metropoli- 
tan systeni was adopted, and the 
department of Indianapolis is fully 



equal to that of any other city. The force is an efficient, able and 
well-drilled body of men, who have on more than one occasion estab- 
lished their title to be called true and heroic conservators of the 
peace and suppressors of lawlessness. It at present consists of 11-2 
men and officers, classified as follows: 

Matron 1 

dent . 


Captains ... 


Police surgeon 





Station keepers. . . . 

Wagon drivers 

Telephone operator 

Health officer 

Board of Children's Guar- 
dian officer 

Chief of detectives 


Stock officers 

Tunnel officers 



The city is divided into twenty-one police districts, patrolled by 
sixty-three patrolmen, one in each district by day and two at night. 
The city is also divided into four sergeant divisions. There is also 
a well organized patrol system in operation, with thirteen boxes dis- 
tributed throughout the city, and two patrol wagons, one open and 
one covered. This department, however, excellent as it is, is alto- 
gether too small for the requirements of a railroad center of the im- 
portance of Indianapolis, where every crook, thug and tramp sooner 
or later finds his way. The city covers over fifteen square miles, with 
nearly three hundred miles of streets. The necessity of a marked 
increase in the numerical strength of the force is apparent. 

The first steps taken towards the protection of property from fire 
were in this, as in all other communities, purely voluntary. In 1826 
the first organization was effected. In February, 183.'j, the Legisla- 
ture authorized the state treasurer to purchase twenty-five buckets 
and suitable ladders, also a fire engine, and to pay half the cost of 

the latter if the citizens would pay the other half. This was agreed to 
and the " Manire " fire engine was purchased in Philadelphia. In 
185.3 a side track engine was purchased, and a fire station house built 
of brick, at the corner of New York street and Massachusetts avenue 
A hook and ladder company was organized in 1843, and a brick house 
was built for them on the space of the East Market. Several engine 
and hose companies were also formed. In 18.53 the office of chief fire 
engineer was created. In 1850 the various companies formed a Fire 
Association, composed of delegates from each company. This was 
at first a useful factor in municipal affairs, but later developed into a 
powerful political body, whose parts were cemented together by that 
fraternal feeling which is everywhere the characteristic of volunteer 
fire departments. Civic elections were controlled to a great ex- 
tent by the firemen, and the citizens were discontended with the con- 
dition of things. The city council disbanded the volunteer companies, 
and organized a paid force in 1860. The new department was com- 
posed of a steam engine, two hand engines, three engineers, and a hook 
and ladder company. In 1868 a fire telegraph system was adopted 
and put in operation. The alarm system now comprises 110 miles of 
circuit lines, of which 9>< miles are of copper. There are 18 miles 
of telephone lines, 142 signal stations, 1 bell strikers, 10 electric 
mechanical gongs, 17 telephones, one-ten circuit repeater, one 
circuit switch board, 8 circuit galvanometers, and one galvanometer 
test. The fire force is composed of a chief and 121 men. In the 
period of time that elapsed between March 6 to Dec. 31, 1891, the 
department responded to 323 alarms, and the loss sustained by de- 
struction of property was only a fraction over 19 per cent of the in- 
surance. As the efficiency of all fire departments is based on the loss 
of property insured, this percentage is remarkably low. There are 
six engine companies, five liose companies, four truck, and three 
chemical companies. 

Sewer..\gf.— The question of introducing a proper system of 
sewerage was for many years one of the principal ones which occu- 


pied the attention of the citizens. The topographical nature of the 
town site has been already described. The necessity of providing 
efficient measures of drainage, etc., was early recognized, but it was 
not until 186-5 that decisive steps were taken. In that year three en- 
gineers were appointed by the council to make the necessary surveys 
and devise a general system. In 1868 a small tax was levied for 
sewerage purposes, and a small sewer was constructed on Ray street, 
at a cost of Sl6,500. Little more was accomplished in this direction 
until 1870, when the committee on public improvements retained the 
services of an eminent engineer of Chicago, to examine the city with 
reference to its drainage. The plan recommended by him was 
adopted, and contracts were let for a trunk sewer from Kentucky 
avenue to Noble street, along Noble to Fletcher avenue, at the city 
boundary, and on Illinois street from Washington to South street. 
Other streets thus used are Massachusetts aveuue, Pennsylvania, 
Michigan, Reed and Broadway streets. The trunk sewer is eight feet 
in diameter, provided with manholes at each square, and street basins 
at all street crossings. It is of brick and striped stone, laid in hy- 
draulic cement. The cost was from $1 to $H per cubic foot. In 
1891 3 3-100 miles of sewers were built. The growth of the city, 
however, is so rapid, that the civic authorities are now providing an 
ample sewerage system sufficient for the population of at least 250,- 
000. When this shall have been completed, Indianapolis will have 
no cause to feel behind hand with any of her sister cities. 

Water Supply. — The history of the water supply is not of much 
interest, save as demonstrating .the wonderful energy displayed by its 
inhabitants in all their undertakings. For many years the inhabi- 
tants obtained their water for cooking and drinking purposes from 
the beds of the various creeks. The underlying stratum of these, 
consisting of sand and gravel, through which the surface water was 
filtered, being rarely more than twenty-five feet below the surface, 
formed an easily accessible reservoir of pure, but hard water. 
For fire purposes the water supply was long uncertain and inade- 
quate. The canal and the creek could always furnish water in abund- 
ance, but they were too remote from the business part of the city to 

be especially valuable Several large wells were dug, and in 1860 two 
300-barrel cisterns were constructed. Others were subsequently 
made, and in 1870 there were 78 cisterns of from 300 to 1,800 barrels 
capacity'. These cisterns were filled by a steam pump. In 1869 a com- 
pany was organized to supply the city with water upon the Holly 
plan, and was granted a charter. This, the Water Works Company 
of Indianapolis were obliged to lay fifteen miles of pipe before the 
close of 1871, and were required to furnish, in addition to the requi- 
site supply of water for the cisterns, etc., the necessary quantity of 
water and power for the extinguishment of fires. This company was 
re-organized in 1881, and a new contract entered into with the city. 
This was again renewed in 1892, many miles of water mains and 
laterals have been constructed, and although the supply is not yet 
all that can be desired in so far as quantity is concerned, this defect is 
being rapidly remedied. The reservoir is located two miles from the 
city limit, at the junction of White River and Fall Creek. It is 2,000 
feet in length, from 6 to 40 feet in width, and has a capacity of 
15,000,000 gallons. The supply is of good potable water. 

Lighting. — Indianapolis, as already stated, was very back- 
ward in the matter of street lighting. It was not until the fall 
of 1853 that street lamps were erected on Washington street, at 
private expense. In 1854 several blocks on Washington street and 
adjacent portions of cross streets were lighted by contract with the 
council. Slight additions were made from time to time until 1859, 
when a more liberal policy was adopted. In 1800 eight and a-half 
miles of streets were gas lighted. In 1870 there were forty miles of 
lights. The city is to-day lighted by electricity supplied by the In- 
dianapolis Brush Electric Light Company, also by gas. The service 
is good, and the cost to the city is light. 


Nothing impresses more strongly the visitor to anycity as 

the appearance and merits of the buildings which are devoted to 

public use. Indianapolis is richly endowed in this respect, and 

few other cities of its size can point out so many remarkably hand - 




some and substantial structures. Here are located all the principal 
state buildings, the magnificent Capitol, a monument of architectural 
beauty, the Insane Asylum, of vast proportions, and located in spa- 
cious grounds; the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, the Blind Asylum, the 
Female Reformatory, the Marion County Court House the Union 
Railway Station, one of the finest in the country, and many others. 

occupies an entire square bounded by Ohio, Washington, ^Tennessee 
and Mississippi streets. Its erection was commenced in 1878, and 
was completed ten years later, the building and furnishings costing 
over $2,000,000. It is of Bedford stone, three stories high, 492x180 
feet in dimensions, and 283 feet from east to west through the center, 
with a dome of solid stone from foundation to apex, 72 feet in diam- 
eter, and 234 feet in height. The building is heated by natural gas, 
and lighted by gas and electricity. In it are located the State Ar- 
mory, the executive and administrative offices of the state, the Legis- 
lative department, the Supreme Court, State Library, etc. 

This is probably the most imposing County Court House in this 
and adjoining states. It is located in the square bounded by Market, 
New Jersey, Washington and Delaware streets, in the heart of the 
business district. It is of Bedford stone, and is 276x106 feet in di- 
mensions. The work of construction was begun in 1870, and was 
completed six years later at a cost of SI, 600, 000. The interior ap- 
pointments are of the finest character, and the building is used for 
both city and county purposes. 

Is at the corner of Washington and Tennessee streets. It is of hand- 
some appearance, four stories high, and of stone and brick, and cost 
over $175,000. This is a very handsome and well appointed office 

Is a landmark, and was constructed in 1854 and reconstructed twenty 
years later at a cost of g50,000. It is of brick, stucco ornamented, 
tliree stories high, and covers an area of 67x102 feet. Like the Ma- 
sonic Temple, it is used for lodge, store and office purposes. 

At the corner of Market and Delaware streets, belongs to the city, 
having been erected with the proceeds of a bequest made for the pur- 
pose by the late Mr. Stephen Tomlinson. It is of brick, 120x195 feet 
in dimensions, two stories high, cost §125,000, and is used as a mar- 
ket and public hall. Adjoining it is a market hall, 100x195 feet in 
dimensions, which was erected at a cost of §30,000. 

Adjoins Woodruff Place. It is of brick, and has a frontage of G3 by 
a depth of 1S3 feet. It is the property of the state, and is used for 
the storage of arms, etc. Adjoining are the officers' quarters, bar- 
racks, storehouses, powder magazine, etc. 


Is in the northeastern section of the city. It is 150x300 feet in di- 
mensions, of brick, with a cupola 150 feet high. Its cost was $75,000. 

On Illinois street, is a beautiful specimen of architecture. It was 
built in 1887, of Indiana stone, at a cost of S24,000, and has an area 
of 73x120 feet. 

In addition to the foregoing there are numerous other buildings 
of a semi-public character, which are a source of pride to the people 
of Indianapolis. Among these are the Grand Opera House on North 
Pennsylvania street, the English Opera House on the Circle, the 
Park Theater and Museum at the corner of Tennessee and Washing- 
ton streets, the magnificent Board of Trade Building, Maryland and 
Tennessee streets, the beautiful and imposing Commercial Club 


Building, the New Denison, Bates, and Grand hotels, etc. In a 
word, Indianapolis, in the matter of buildings of a lirst-class charac- 
ter, presents a tr'jly metropolitan aspect. 

Although there are many cities which can make a far better show- 
ing in the line of magnificent boulevards and driveways than can In- 
dianapolis, yet when everything is taken into consideration, the topo- 
graphical difficulties to be overcome, the early slow movement of the 
city's growth, followed by its rapid development within a comparatively 
limited number of years, and the pressing need of providing more 
immediate necessities for the great increase of population, Indian- 
apolis is to be congratulated upon the high character of its streets, 
avenues and parks. The city has an area of 16.05 mijes or 9,630 
square acres, and is divided into four district quarters by four great 
avenues which center at a common point in the heart of the city, 
"The Circle." These are Indiana, Virginia, Massachusetts and Ken- 
tucky avenues. The larger number of other avenues, and the streets 
all run at right angles, thus cutting up the buildings into almost equal 
squares. There are 287 miles of streets within the city limits. All 
these thoroughfares are broad and well paved with asphaltum, vul- 
canite brick, cedar block or macadam stone, and the alleys have 
brick pavements. The first plat of street grades was made in 1841, 
and was not a success, as it proceded upon the assumption that the 
whole town must be drained off at the south-west corner into the 
creek or river, thus making it an inclined plane. The effect of this 
has been felt in the increased expense of all street improvements 
subsequently made. In 1S46, when the Madison railway selected its 
depot ground on South street, east of Pennsylvania, which was then 
outside the town limits, the creek was straightened from Virginia 
avenue to Meridian street, and the streets were graded, and the creek 
bottom filled in at the crossings. When Indianapolis reached the 
dignity of a city in 1847, attention was immediately directed to general 
improvements. The cost of grading and graveling the streets was 
taxed against the owners of abutting properties, while the cost of 

making crossings was paid out of the treasury. Bouldering was first 
attempted in 1859, Washington street being thus paved from Illinois 
to Meridian street, and in 1860 from Mississippi to Alabama. Other 
streets were later paved with wooden blocks, and now asphalt covered 
avenues are numerous. The area of parks within the city limits is as 
follows : 

State Parks: Military, 17. -i acres; University, 4.0 acres ; Blind 
Asylum, 4.0 acres. City: Garfield, 89.0 acres; Shoe String, 2.0 acres. 
Total 116.3 acres. Outside of, but immediately adjoining the city 
limits, are Fairview and Armstrong parks, the former having an area 
of 166 acres, and the latter of 156. The citizens therefor have 448.3 
acres of breathing space away from the dust and smoke of the city. 
These parks are handsomely laid out and planted with beautiful trees, 
and are favorite resorts with all classes. 


As is universally the case in all American settlements, the estab- 
lishment of the first school in Indianapolis was contemporaneous witli 
the existence of the town. In ISiil Joseph C. Read instructed the 
children of the pioneers, and in 1824 an institute of learning was con- 
ducted by Mr. and Mrs. Laurence in the Presbyterian Church. In 
1834 the County Seminary was erected on land belonging to the state 
by permission of the Legislature. It was two stories high, and 
fronted on New York street. In 1837 the Indianapolis Female Insti- 
tute, chartered by the Legislature, was opened by the Misses Mary J. 
and Harriet Axtell. It was closed in 1849. In the fall of 1837 a 
frame school house was erected on Circle street, and was in charge 
of Mr. Oilman Marston, who later became a member of Congress, a 
General during the war, and subsequently the Governor of one of the 
western territories. There were several other educational establish- 
ments in the early years of the town. 

It was not until 1847 that the free school system was introduced. 
The state fund for school purposes proved utterly inadequate to 
maintain the schools for more than one quarter. Under the provis- 
ions of the new city charter, the citizens voted that a tax should be 



levied for school purposes. This tax 
was assessed, and donations of lots 
and houses for school buildings were 
asked for. School houses had to be 
erected, and until such time as the 
school fund should assume sufficient 
proportions to meet the outlay, the 
ward schools were merely state district 
schools under city supervision. In 
1852 enough taxes had been collected 
to erect in each ward a small brick 
school house of one or two rooms. 
Tliere w-as no surplus over building 
expenses to pay teachers' salaries, 
and these had to be met by tuition 
fees. Finally, in 1853, the tax was 
sufficient to pay the teachers, separate 
ward trustees were abolished, a board 
of three trustees were appointed by 
tlie Council, and the system of city 
free schools was put in oiieration. 
It is interesting to trace the rise and 
growth of the splendid school system 
of Indianapolis of to-day, one of the 
finest in the country, from these hum- 
ble beginnings. We therefore here- 
with append extracts from the Report 
of the Trustees of the Public Schools 
(186*)), which tell the story : 

"At their (the trustees) first meet- 
ing, March 18, 1853, they elected ten 
teachers for the city schools, and 
ordered that they receive $-2. '■2b a 
scholar for the term, to be paid by 
the parent or guardian * * * * April 


25, 1853, the first free schools were 
opened for a session of two months 
» * * * May 14, 1853, occurs the first 
record ot the payment of salaries to 
teachers. From this time forward 
the receipts from city taxation and the 
state school fund by slow degrees in- 
creased, and the schools flourished 
and grew in favor with all good 
citizens. * * * * The schools were 
fully and generously sustained by the 
public. The revenue, in great part 
derived from local taxation, was 
sufficient to sustain them prosperously 
during the full school year. But this 
period was of short duration. Early 
in 1858 the Supreme Court of the state 
decided that it was unconstitutional 
for cities and towns to levy and collect 
taxes for the payment of tuition. 
The effect was most disastrous. It 
deprived the city schools of the prin- 
cipal part of their revenue, and in 
spite of generous efforts on the part 
of a portion of the public, the free- 
school grade system, which had 
taken ten years to build up, was de- 
stroyed at a blow. * * * Then com- 
menced the dark age of the public 
schools. The school houses were 
rented to such teachers as were wil- 
ling, or able from scant patronage, 
to pay a small pittance for their use. 
The state fund was only sufficient to 
keep the schools open one feeble free 



quarter of the year, and in 1860 even this was omitted for want of 
mone}' * * * At length the Legislature made provision for more 
efficient and prosperous schools, and fuller taxation for their 

In June, I85S, the trustees ordered their first levy for school pur- 
poses of 1.5 cents on the $100 of valuation. In December of the same 
year this levy was ordered reduced from 15 cents to lyi cents. In 
June, 1861, the first Board of Trustees, elected by the people, one 
from each ward was chosen. The schools henceforward, despite the 
burdens and worry of the war times, were fairly prosperous. New 
school houses were erected, evening classes were inaugurated, and in 
1866 a training school was organized. The staff of teachers was be- 
ing annually increased, salaries were raised, and it is interesting to 
note that whereas in June, 1868, there were but 4,0-19 pupils in the 
schools, receiving instruction from 62 teachers, whose salaries 
amounted to S34,007, in June, 1871, the pupils numbered 6,449, the 
teachers 103, and the aggregate compensation of the latter was $60,480- 

The school system of Indianapolis is to-day perfect and complete 
in every respect. We have already stated that in 1861 the Board of 
Trustees became elective by a popular vote. This was again changed 
in 1805, the trustees being appointed by the Council. In June, 1871, 
a Board of School Commissioners, one from each school district, of 
which there are eleven, was elected by the people. The following is 
the organization of the Board of School Commissioners for 1892-93: 

Officers of the Bo.\rd. — President, J. P. Frenzel; secretary, 
J. W. Loeper; treasurer, Charles H. Adam; superintendent of schools, 
L. H. Jones; assistant secretary, Emma B. Ridenour; librarian, E. 
G. Browning; superintendent of buildings and grounds, P. J. O'Meara; 
superintendent of supplies, F. H. Wade; clerk of the superintendent, 
Georgie Ale.xander. 

There are two high schools, and thirty-six primary school houses. 
In 1891-92 the number of pupils was 17,822. 

In addition to the common schools, Indianapolis possesses many 
institutions which offer every facility for the acquisition of education 
in any given branch of learning. There are German, Protestant, and 

Roman Catholic Parochial Schools, Business Colleges and Universi 
ties, Medical and Veterinary Colleges, etc. 

This widely-known institution was chartered in January, 1850, 
with a capital of not less than $95,000 nor more than $500,000. It 
was opened in November, 1855, and has since had a most prosperous 
career. The system of instruction consists of a collegiate course of 
four years, a preparatory course of two years, and a primary de- 
partment. There is also a law department, a commercial depart- 
ment, and a musical department. The Northwestern Christian Uni- 
versity was one of the first colleges in the west to admit female stu- 
dents to all the rights, privileges and opportunities of its lecture- 
rooms. The building is located within the city limits, the site em- 
bracing an area of twenty five acres, handsomely adorned with stately 

Is conducted by the Baptist denomination, and was founded in 1858. 
St. John's Academy for Girls is a graded school under the 
charge of the Sisters of Providence, aad was established, in 1859. 
The course embraces the usual English studies, mathematics, natural 
sciences, French, German, music, drawing, etc. There are in addi- 
tion several schools founded and supported by our German citizens. 


Indianapolis is the location of many of the most important 
benevolent institutions in the state. 

Indiana Hospital for the Insane. — Was founded by act of the 
General Assembly of Indiana, in 1847. It is located two and a half 
miles west of the city, on Washington street, and was opened for the 
reception of patients in 1848. It is a handsome edifice, comprising 
two departments, one for male and one for female patients. The 
male department is of brick, 625x150 feet in dimensions, and can ac- 
commodate 650 patients. The female department, also of brick, has 


L width 

ion of 

accommodation for SaO. The administra- 
s under the direction of a Board of Com- 


Education of the Blind.— Occu- 
pies the space of two city blocks, bounded by Morete, Meridian, Wal- 
nut and Pennsylvania streets. It was founded by the state in 1S47, 
and is strictly an educational institution, having for its object the 
moral, intellectual and physical culture of the young blind of both 
sexes, who reside within the state. No charge is made for board and 
instruction, and as a rule, applicants under nine or over twenty-one 
years are not received. The course is literary, musical and industrial. 
The most common trades taught, are cane seating chairs and broom 
making. The girls are also taught sewing, knitting, lace-work and 

Indiana Institute for the Deaf and Dumb. — At the corner of 
Washington and State streets, was established in 1844. It is situated 
in the midst of a park of beautiful forest trees. The main buildings 
consist of four large groups, in addition to which there are three large 
shop buildings, boiler house, wash house, barn and cow sheds, ice- 
houses and other out buildings. The institution is open to applicants 
between ten and twenty-one years, who are residents of Indiana. 
The course is both academical and industrial. 

Indianapolis Orphans' Home.— Erected in 18.5.5, and derives 
its support from donations and aid from the state. Can accommodate 
some 100 inmates, and is the property of the Widows' and Orphans' 
Society, which was organized in 1849. 

Indiana Reform School. — North of the Deaf and Dumb 
Asylum, has accommodation for 300 inmates. 

The City Hospital was built in 1859 at a cost of $30,000. 
Great improvements have since been made, and the building has 
been enlarged. It was occupied as a military hospital during the 
war, the city resuming its management in 1866. 

St. Vincent's Hospital is in charge of the Sisters of Charity, 
and is one of the most complete institutions of the kind in Indiana. 
It is at the corner of Delaware and South streets. 

Among the many other benevolent institutions which serve to 
emphasize the truly practical Christianlike characters of Indianapoli- 
tans, and the people of Indiana generally, are : The Home for Friend- 
less Women, Indianapolis Benevolent Society, German Protestant 
Orphan Asylum, Indiana Female Prison and Reformatory, Indiana 
House of Refuge and Correction, County Infirmary, Indianapolis 
Asylum for Friendless Colored Children, the Free Dispensary, News- 
boys' Home, Ladies' Society for the Relief of the Poor, Indianapolis 
Society for the Relief of the Crippled, Ruptured and Deformed, City 
Dispensary, etc. 

Indianapolis has from the first years of its settlement been noted 
for the religious character of its inhabitants, and the staunch support 
they have always accorded to religious institutions. It has been 
truthfully said that the history of the growth of religious bodies here 
is the history of the development of the city. The first services held 
in the little settlement was in 1821, and to-day there are over one 
hundred church edifices within the municipal boundaries. In August, 
1821, Rev. Ludlow C. Gaines, a Presbyterian minister, preached the 
first sermon in a grove south of where the State House now stands. 
Nearly all sects and denominations are now represented here. The 
Methodists formed an association in 1822, the Baptists and Presby- 
terians in 1823, the Christians in 1833, Episcopalians in 183'?, Catho- 
lics, 1840, Congregationalists, 1857, and Hebrews, 1855. The follow- 
ing are the principal church edifices : 

Protestant Episcopal.— Christ Church, St. Paul's Cathedral, 
Grace Church, Church of the Holy Innocents, Episcopal Mission. 

Presbyterian.— First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Churches, 
Olivet Church, Seventh Church, and several Missions. 

Baptist.— First, South Street Baptist Church, Garden Mission, 
North Baptist Mission, Second. 

Congregational.— Plymouth Church, May Flower Church. 
Christian. — Christian Chapel, Second Christian Church, Third 
Christian Church, Fourth Christian Church, Salem Chapel, Olive 




German Reformed. — First German Reformed Church. Second, 
German Reformed Church. — Meridian street, M. E. Church, Roberts Park M. E. 
Church, St. John's M. E. Church' Ashny M. E. Church, Trinity M.E. 
Church, Ames M. E. Church, Grace M. E. Church, Third street M. 
E. Church, German M. E. Church. Massachusetts avenue Church, 
Allen Chapel, Bethel Chapel. 

RoM.^N Catholic— St. John's Church, St. Mary's Church, St. 
Peter's Church, the Cathedral. 

Lutheran — First English Lutheran Church, St. Paul's German 
Evangelical Lutheran, Zion's Church. 

German Evangelical Association. — Salem Church. 

Universalist. — First and Second Universalist Congregations. 
Other church edifices belong to the Hebrews, Unitarians, United 
Brethren in Christ, Society of Friends, etc. Indianapolis has every 
reason to be proud of her churches, which receive a warm and gener- 
ous support. 

Indianapolis justly lays claim to the proud title of "Railway 
City" of the United States. Since the memorable day in 1847 when 
the first train over the Madison road steamed into the city amidst the 
enthusiastic plaudits of her citizens, her transportation facilities have 
constantly kept increasing, until at the present time there is not a 
trunk line or railway of an)' importance between the Ohio river to the 
south and the Great Lakes to the north, which does not make this 
the central point of its operations. The city can be compared to a 
hub, from which the lines of railroad radiate like spokes to all points 
of the compass. Indianapolis for many years suffered from what is 
now the source of her power, her geographical position in the very 
center of the state. But as the era of progress has advanced, as the 
railroad has become the great and only profitable means of inter- 
communication between the various sections of the country, her su- 
premacy has been established. He star is in the zenith, the bands of 
steel that link her to Fort Wayne and Cleveland in the northeast. 

New Albany and Louisville in the south, Terre Haute and St. Louis 
in the southwest, Valparaiso and Chicago in the northwest, all serve 
as mighty feeders of her trade and commerce, and assure her con- 
tinued and permanent industrial independence. What threatened to 
deprive her of life has become a source of new vigor, not only is she 
in direct cmmunication with all the wealth producing sections of 
north, south, east and west, but she has caused the development of 
all the natural resources of the state of which she is the capital. 
With inexhaustible coal fields, deposits of building stone, gas fields, 
and forests of hardwood lumber within her reach, she can supply and 
is supplying the continent with the treasures found only in the ter- 
ritory tributary to her. The railroad has made Indianapolis. 

It is not within the scope of this brief resume of the city's re- 
sources to detail at length the history of railway development in this 
section of the state. We have already shown how the original sys- 
tem embraced eight roads, viz.: Madison & Indianapolis, the Belle- 
fontaine, the Terre Haute & Indianapolis, the Indianapolis & Lafay- 
ette, the Indiana Central, the Indianapolis Initial, the Peru & Indian- 
apolis, and the Indianapolis and Vincennes. We must now be con- 
tent to name the various lines which center the city. They are as 
follows: Ohio, Indiana & Western, Indianapolis to Peoria, 111., 2 1-2 
miles; Indianapolis to Springfield, Ohio, 149 miles; Cincinnati, Ham- 
ilton & Indianapolis, to Cincinnati, 12.3 miles; Lake Erie & Western, 
Indianapolis to Michigan City, 101 miles; Indianapolis to Vincennes, 
to Vincennes, Ind., 117 miles; Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & 
Chicago, Cincinnati to Indianapolis, 110 miles; Indianapolis to Kan- 
kakee, 139 miles; Kankakee to Chicago, 53 miles; Chicago, St. 
Louis & Pittsburg, Columbus to Indianapolis, 188 miles; Indianapo- 
lis to Chicago, 194 miles; Indianapolis, Decatur & Western, Indian- 
apolis to Decatur, III., 153 miles; Louisville, New Albany & Chicago, 
Indianapolis to Chicago, 183 miles; to Cincinnati, 123 miles; to 
Michigan City, 154 miles; Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indian- 
apolis, Indianapolis to Cleveland, 283 miles; Cincinnati, Wabash & 
Michigan, Indianapolis to Benton Harbor, Mich., 201 miles; Jeffer- 
son, Madison & Indianapolis, Indianapolis to Louisville, Ky., 110 


miles; Indianapolis & St. Louis, to St. Louis, 261 
Haute & Indianapolis, Indianapolis to St. Louis, 240 mi 


At as earl}- a date as 184.5, when as yet the Madison was the only 
road entering the city, the business men of Indianapolis foresaw the 
future importance of their city as a railway center, and the necessity 
of providing adequate depot facilities. A ccmpany was consequently 
organized under the name of the Union Railroad Company, and was 
authorized by the council in December of that year, for the purpose 
of providing adequate terminal facilities. In 18.'i3 a track connecting 
the various lines which had reached here, and a Union Depot had 
been built. The company was at that time composed of the 
Madison & Indianapolis, Bellefontaine, and Terre Haute & Richmond 
companies. Other railway companies joined the union from time to 
time, securing tenant rights, and it soon became evident that the 
Union Depot, extensive as had been its provisions at the time of its 
erection, was insufficient. The company was consequently reorgan- 
ized and incorporated in 1883 under an agreement between the Chi- 
cago, St. Louis & Pittsburg, Jefferson, Madison & Indianapolis, Cin- 
cinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago; Terre Haute & Indianap- 
olis, and Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis. The new 
building was completed in 1888. Each of the proprietary companies 
is represented on the board of management, and the expenses are di- 
vided pro rata on a train basis between the various lines that use its 
tracks. The cost of the Union Depot exceeded 81,000,000. It is 
one of the finest depots in the world, and an architectural ornament 
to the city. 

In 1882 the Union Railway Company secureil a perpetual lease 
of the franchise of the Belt Line Road, at a rental of per centum 
per annum of the appraised value. It connects by means of its own 
tracks those of every company entering the city, charging a mileage 
basis on each car moved plus a fixed charge of Si a car. 


The first bank of which we find any mention in the annals of 
Indianapolis was the State Bank of Indiana, which was chartered by 
the Legislature in 1834, with a capital of §1,600,000, the state taking 
half the stock, and private holders the remainder. It began business 
the same year, and its offices were in the Governor's Circle Building. 
On the expiration of its charter it was succeeded by the Bank 
of the State of Indiana, which later collapsed under the National 
Bank Act. Unlike its predecessor, the Bank of the State of Indiana 
was solely a stockholders' concern. It began business in 18.55 with a 
capital of Si, 836, 000, and was wound up in 186.5. The first private 
banking institution of which we have any record was the Indianapolis 
Insurance Company, chartered in 1836 with a capital of 8200,000, to 
transact both a banking and an insurance business. It later became 
the Bank of Commerce. The banking house known as Fletcher's 
was established in 1839 by S. O. Fletcher, Sr. Its capital at the start 
was but S3, 000. E. S. Alvord & Co. opened a banking establishment 
in 1839, discontinuing it in 1843. Several other banking concerns 
were established under the Free Banking Law of 18.52, a financial 
system which caused great trouble in the commercial circles of the 
city, and which resulted in the " Free Bank Panic " of 1855. They 
were all in time forced to the wall. 

The banking interests of Indianapolis to-day are on a broad, 
sound and conservative basis. Their management is in the hands of 
able and reliable financiers, and are a powerful and influential factor 
of the commercial and industrial resources of the city. The principal 
banking houses are the Indianapolis National Bank, established 1S64, 
capital S300,000; the Indiana National Bank, established 1865, capi- 
tal S300,000; the Merchants' National Bank, established 1865, capital 
S100,000; the Meridian National Bank, capital $200,000; the Bank of 
Commerce, capital S200,000; the banking house of A. Fletcher & Co., 
established in 1837, capital Si, 000, 000. There are also several pri- 
vate banking houses. A clearing house has been in successful opera- 
tion since 1871. 




The business men of Indianapolis 
early learned the advantages of united 
effort in building up the trade and 
commerce of the city. The Indian- 
apolis Board of Trade was organized 
in 1S64, and was reorganized in 1882. 
The membership is limited to 500, 
and its objects, in addition to those 
of a general character pertaining to 
all similar bodies, is the payment 
of mortuary benefits to the heirs of 
deceased members. The membership 
fee is $15 per year, and none but 
active, healthy business men under 
sixty years of age can become mem- 
bers. Throughout the history of the 
organization it has contributed in a 
material way to the promotion of the 
interests of trade Indianapolis. 

Another prominent and useful 
organization in connection with thr 
business interests of the city is thr 
young and vigorous Commercial Chili 
Its members comprise the leadii ■ 
men in all walks of business and pm- 
fessional life, and it is doing mucii 
to advance and promote all measurts 
of improvement. In addition to the 
above mentioned leading organiza- 
tions there are a number of others, 
the scope of which is more limited, 
their business being the facilitating 


of trade in special branches of indus- 
try. It is not possible to make an 
extended notice of these, but the fact 
of their existence goes to prove that 
m all the aids of organization, the 
business men of this city are fully 
alive to the advantages of unity. 

The real estate market of this 
tityisone of great activity, and the 
rapid, steady advance of values is 
the best index to its prosperity. We 
have in a preceding part of this work 
shown how town lots in the beginning, 
could hardly find a purchaser. But 
in realty, as in every other line, the 
.idvent of the railway worked a won- 
derful change. The advance in prices 
has since been steady, and assess- 
ment of realty has ever had an 
upward tendency, while taxation has 
decreased its rate. Residence prop- 
erty in the fashionable quarters 
of course commands a good price, 
but there are few cities where the 
workingman has such excellent op- 
portunities to become his own land- 
lord. Rents of stores are moderate, 
while manufacturing sites can be 
obtained on most acceptable terms. 
The citizens of Indianapolis are 
firm believers in the greatness of 
the future of their citj-, and have 




proved themselves to be so by investing their capital at home, and 
they are at all times ready and willing to aid all industrial ventures of 
establishment by offering to manufacturers and capitalists excellent 
sites perfectly adopted for their purposes. 

Insurance. — The history of insurance in Indianapolis is one of 
great interest, but it is impossible within the scope of this work to do 
more than briefly touch upon it. In February, 1836, the first home 
insurance company was chartered for fifty years, with a capital of 
S200,000. The charter was renewed in 1865, a new and vigorous 
company was organized as the Indianapolis Ipsurance Company. 
Up to a quarter century ago the insurance business here was mostly 
done through the agency of representatives of eastern companies. 
Now it is a vast and important local interest, with many agencies and 
several sound and reliable home companies. Among the principal 
among the latter are the Indiana of Indianapolis, chartered in 1851; 
the Franklin, also chartered in 1851; the German Mutual, incorpo- 
rated in 1854; the National Benefit Association of Indianapolis, char- 
tered in 1881; the Old Wayne of this city, organized in 1883; the In- 
dianapolis Mutual Fire, organized in 1884; the Manufacturers' 
Mutual Fire, organized in 1866, etc. All the leading European and 
American corporations are represented here. The underwriters of 
Indianapolis are an intelligent and progressive body of men, and are 
always to be found in the front rank of those seeking to promote the 
welfare and advancement of the community. 

Indianapolis has a lower rate of ta.xation than any other city of 
equal size in the United States. The following is a comparative 
statement of the valuations of property from 1888 to 1892, both 
inclusive: 1888, $831,287,368; 1889, $843,483, 466; 1890, §857,674,387; 
1891, Si, 255, 256, 038; 1892, $1,266,855,388. 


Although but a few years have elapsed since natural gas was first 
discovered in Indiana, this is to-day well supplied with it both as an 

illuminating power, and as an aid to industry. Gas was discovered 
in 1886 in Delaware County, and subsequent prospecting has developed 
the fact that Indiana is a rich gas field. Investigation has shown 
that wells can be profitably driven in Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, 
Delaware, Blackford, Tipton, Howard and Grand counties, and in 
part of the counties of Henry, Randolph, Jay, Clinton, Miami and 
Wabash. The gas field extends southwest, east, north and north 
east of this city. The citizens of Indianapolis were not slow to avail 
themselves of the great advantages to be used by the use of natural 
gas. Several companies have been formed to supply the city, and 
many miles of tubing pipe the fluid to this point. The low rate at 
which manufacturers can be supplied with any amount required for 
motor power has given a great impetus to local manufacturing. In 
October, 1892, a contract was entered into by the city with the Manu- 
facturers Natural Gas Company, providing for tlie piping of gas into 
Indianapolis, to be used solely by manufacturers, and to be supplied 
free of charge in return for certain privileges granted by the city to 
the company. There are other companies also operating here, most 
of the capital used being local, and Indianapolis, to her other and 
previous great advantages, adds that of being to-day one of the lead- 
ing natural gas consumers on the continent. The great impetus which 
this must necessarily impart to her manufacturing interests cannot be 
over estimated, while the resultant absence of soot and smoke from 
the use of natural gas will add one more feature to her attractiveness 
as a place of residence. 

Indianapolis, by reason of its central situation and unequaled 
transportation facilities, has become one of the greatest markets of 
the United States. It is the central point for distribution and ship- 
ment of the products of the fertile fields, forests and rich coal mines 
f Indiana.while its receipts from outside points are fully commensurate 
with its shipments. The wholesale trade is a very important factor 
of the city's greatness, and the annual transactions now foot up 
into the millions. Indianapolis traveling men, or drummers, are to 


be found in every part of the Union, the operations of the jobbing 
houses are annually expanding and sales increasing. About 500 
houses are engaged in the jobbing trade, as compared with some 200 
in 1888, the principal lines represented being agricultural implements, 
bakers', barbers' and dental supplies, boots and shoes, builders' ma- 
terial, canned goods, oysters and fish, china, glass and queensware, 
cigars and tobacco, clothing, coffee, spices and baking powder, prod- 
uce commission, coal, confectionery, dressed beef, drugs, dry goods, 
flour and feed, groceries, hardware and iron, hats and caps, hides and 
pelts, jewelry, leather and findings, liquors, lumber, millinery, no- 
tions and toys, paper, rags and iron, railroad supplies, roofing slate, 
roofing material, rubber goods, scales, seeds, stationery, stoves, tin- 
ners' supplies, tobacco leaf, vinegar, yeast, etc. 

As an illustration of the volume of the trade done at this point, 
we quote the following figures taken from the report of the Board of 
Trade, and railroads, showing receipts and shipments during the 
period mentioned: 

The receipts and shipments of flour, grain and merchandise are for the eleven 
months ended December 1, 1892, In nearly every instance they show an increase 
over the same period of the previous year. 

Flour, barrels. . . 
Wheat, bushels . 
Corn, bushels. .. 
Oats, bushels. . . 

Rye, bushels 

Barley, bushels. 

lay, cars. 

Cement, barrels 

Coal, cars.... 

Coke, cars 

Cooperage, cars 

Meal and hominy, pounds 

Cotton, bales 

Cattle, head 

Hogs, head 

Horses, head 

Mules, head 

Sheep, head 

Eggs, cases 



































Hides, pounds 

Ice, cars 

Iron, cars 

Lard, tierces 

Lath, cars 

Logs, cars 

Lumber, cars 

Machinery, cars. . . , 
Meats, bulk, pounds 

Oil, barrels 

Pork, barrels 

Potatoes, bushels . . 
Poultry, pounds 
Provi: ■ 










pounds 27,290,! 


Stone, cars 

Tallow, pounds 

Tobacco, pounds 

Wool, pounds 

Miscellaneous, pounds. 
Merchandise, pounds... 













The retail establishments of Indianapolis are fully equal in 
management, variety and excellence of their wares, and attractive 
features as those of any large commercial center. Our citizens, while 
in no way extravagant, are refined, and none but the best class of 
goods and perfect attendance will satisfy their requirements. The 
cost of living is extreme!)- moderate, and our markets and counters 
are daily replenished with the finest and choicest of everything in 


That Indianapolis is a great manufacturing center is a fact well 
known not only in every part of America, but also in all foreign 
markets. We will not enter into any narrative of the first attempts 
at production in the early years of the town. Previous to the incor- 
poration of Indianapolis as a city, the manufacturing, except for home 
demand, was infinitesimal. Occasional attempts, it is true, had been 




made in iron, wool, oil, tobacco, hemp, etc., but as there were no 
transportation facilities, and consequently no markets, failure was in- 
evitable. In 1851 the city had two foundries, three machine and one 
boiler shop, fifty steam engines had been built, and a firm had com- 
menced to make threshing machines. But with the advent of the 
railroad all was changed. Industries at once sprung into being, and as 
early as 1852 we are told that "the Washington foundry was enlarged, 
and Osgood & Smith's last factory, Geisendorff's woolen mill, Drew's 
carriage establishment, Shellenbarger's planing mill, Macy's pork 
house," were started. Thenceforward the advance has been rapid, 
and the cities that lead Indianapolis to-day in the variety and extent 
of her manufacturing interests, can be counted on the fingers of one 
hand. There are over one thousand manufacturing establishments in 
the city, representing a capital of $40,000,000, giving employment 
to 40,000 wage-earners, and having an average annual output of the 
value of 885,000,000. The introduction of natural gas has greatly 
promoted these enterprises by materially reducing the cost of produc- 
tion, while the close proximity of the city to the magnificent hard- 
wood forests, stone fields and gas fields, has had a no less beneficial 
effect. The low freight rates afforded by the excellent railway facil- 
ities enjoyed have also largely contributed to this success 

The leading branches of industrial work performed in Indian- 
apolis are pork packing, the manufacture of furniture, the manufacture 
of lumber, wagons and carriage wheel staves, woodenware, car wood- 
work boxes, engine mills and other machinery, architectural iron 
work, springs, bolts, malleable iron work, saws, stoves, surgical in- 
struments, wire, flour, malt, liquors, bricks, clothing, textile fabrics, 
stone work, boots and shoes, pumps, files, starch, hominy, oils, medi- 
cines, tinware, varnishes, sash, doors and blinds, pottery, pulleys, 
pianos, etc. The list can be extended to include almost every article 
manfactured in the northern states. 

We might thus go on detailing all the multiple advantages of 
Indianapolis as a residential city, as a mart of trade, as the great 
manufacturing center of this section of the country, but space will 

not permit. To those who have seen Indianapolis, who have beheld 
the rush and hurry of its business thoroughfares, who have examined 
into the workings of her immense manufactories, mills, and other in- 
dustrial establishments, to those who have witnessed the calm and 
serenity of her home life, the courtesy of her sons and daughters, the 
superiority of her social circles, the inexpressible charm of her social 
relations, it is not necessary for us to speak. They have witnessed, 
and are in a fit position to arrive at a proper estimate, and well bal- 
anced conclusion. Desiring to consider the city from a merely ma- 
terial point of view, we have purposely omitted any reference to the 
elements which pertain more properly to the intellectual side of life; 
we have omitted to enumerate the many advantages to be obtained 
by a residence here, the pure and exalted literary surroundings, the 
atmosphere of refinement which is the special characteristic of her 
society. This much, however, we will add, that there is no other 
American city which can offer to the capitalist surer or more remuner- 
ative investments; none other can give to the industrious and intel- 
ligent mechanic, the skilled artisan, the workingman of every degree, 
as ample facitities for owning his own home. Here his children will 
find educational facilities equal to these, provided by any other com- 
munity, employment is to himself assured, while the higher aims and 
demands of life are liberally catered to. The conditions which sur- 
round his daily existence are elevating and favorable to the bettering 
of his social condition, and assure the future prosperity and success 
of the members of his family. From a material point of view the 
advantages of Indianapolis are obvious; the central point of the rail- 
way system of America, the center of a railroad traffic which cannot 
but endure and increase, this is the natural and logical side of one of 
the greatest commercial and industrial metropolis of the Union. The 
availability of its location, the fertility and wealth of natural products 
of the territory tributary to it, a salubrious climate, an excellent system 
of waterworks, a municipality well and economically governed, a low 
rate of taxation — for all these and many other reasons, Indianapolis 
must be regarded as the coming city, the Queen of the Central 
Western States. 

Largest House Furnishing Establishment in the West, 


"pNDIANAPOLIS leads all the cities in tiie Union, in the possession of the Mammoth House Furnishing Establishment, known as the 
'11 " World's Fair," and of which Mr. John Chine is the able and enterprising proprietor. His record is emphatically one of progress. 
Here in Indianapolis he has developed a vast emporium of furniture and every imaginable description of house furnishing supplies, and so 
great has the demand grown, that he has been obliged to open two additional establishments, one known as " The Great Exchange," at 84 
East Washington street; the other known as the " Bargain Store," at 79 West Washington street. The main store was opened in 1890, and 
occupies the conspicuous and remarkably handsome five-story and basement modern building, corner of West Washington and Tennessee 
streets. It has a grand plate glass front on ground floor, the pillars being of cutstone, presenting a very fine effect. The show windows 
make a magnificent display of everything in the house furnishing line, and offer a fitting index to the vast stock within. The building fronts 
for S.5 feet on Washington street, and for 175 feet on South Tennessee, thus affording an enormous area of fioor space. The Great Exchange 
occupies four floors and basement, as also does the Bargain Store. The stock includes a complete line of furniture from the finest cabinet 
work down to medium grades, all fresh in stock, new in style, honestly made and perfectly finished, and sold at prices, which are the con- 
sternation of the trade everywhere. Here are large departments devoted to crockery, China ware, glass, stoves and kitchen utensils, carpets, 
oil cloths, window shades, lace curtains, etc., refrigerators, baby carriages, etc. This immense stock of goods, the largest and most com- 
plete of its kind in the west, occupies eighteen large store-rooms, requires eighty-five clerks and salesmen, and keeps twelve delivery wagons 
busy all the time. Mr. Clune does a large wholesale and jobbing trade," as well as that at retail, and sells all over this state and in Ohio, 
Illinois and Kentucky to dealers, keeping travelers on the road, and offering better goods, better prices, and more liberal inducements than 
houses elsewhere. He did a business of over $3.3.5,000 last year, and sold fully $100,000 worth of goods outside of the city, which is a record 
hard to beat. He is ever on the look out for bargains and contracts with manufacturers for their entire output. Fresh goods are being 
received here every day, and Mr. Clune gives close personal supervision over every department. Born in this city thirty j'ears ago, and having 
always been connected with the furniture business, he became thoroughly acquainted with the wants of the public and the trade, and be- 
ginning in business for himself some eight years ago, now has the largest store in the state. This is a brilliant record. His success is due 
to industry, push and marked ability, and his stock is not duplicated elsewhere, because no other house has such a thoroughly broad concep- 
tion of just what the people want. Mr Clune is a member of the Commercial Club, popular and respected, and has by progressive energy 
rendered the "World's Fair" the popular center of the ho'use furnishing goods trade for this city and state. 


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Railway Ofnciais and Eidpiqubs HccidBnt Rssociatioa 



■ Officials and Employes Accident Association of Indianapolis 

[ue position among the accident companies of the country, I 

Commencing business with the latter half of the year 1889. 

narkable. its success unprecedented, and its example one wh 

lage by like institutions. Confining its business in 

3ly to the insurance of men in the railroad service, it has in H 

up the largest railroad business of any company in existen 

)rs in this special class of work, the rich old-line compan 

The opposition 

th the 

public, indefatigable inc 
underlying principle th; 
which must not be violated, have 
The secretary and g 
which has carried t 

, fer 



1 tireless scrutiny of every detail of work. 

nsured, as well as the company, has rights 

. as they always will, factors of success. 

am K. Bellis, has been the vitalizing power 
3 to its proud position. Endowed with an energy 
t equaled, his thorough knowledge of the accident 
these qualities in the right direction, His father. 

t with has been per- 
haps the most bitter that any company has 
had to fight against, and yet in spite of it, 
or rather because of it, its onward progress 
has been unchecked, and to-day it stands not 
only the strongest of the mutual accident 
companies, but it can show a larger amount 
of net assets to every SI. 000 in force than 
any of its old-line competitors. It is now 
doing business in over thirty states, and 
has more than 200 men advocating its cause 
scattered over the country from ocean 
to ocean and from the lakes to the gulf 
Within the past year it has organized a 

of risks outside ol 

for the 

synonym for fair dealing and integrity. Up t( 
65.000 policies, and has paid $750,000 in claims 
of one or two limbs and over 12,500 indemnity ( 
which is unpaid up to date. An acquaintance ■ 
A. furnishes sufficient explanation for the cauE 
and push, a thorough acquaintance with the in 

which certainly is flatt 
three and one-half years of existence it has 
disbursed nearly a million and a quarter of 
dollars, has returned a larger percentage of 
its income to its policy-holders than any 
other accident company in existence, and 
yet has accumulated assets which place it 
In the front rank as to security and sound- 
ness. Its claims have been paid with a 
promptness and liberality unequaled by any 
other company, and its reputation, among 
railroad men especially, is so thoroughly 
Assn. established that its name has become a 

date the association has written over of over thirty years' e 
including 210 death claims, 37 for loss his connection with the 
laims. There is not a single claim due, and peculiarly adapted to the cla 
'ith the officers of the R. O, and E A success The actuary. Mr. Willi 
; of its success. 

The president 

of b siness in 
1 DeM Hoopi 

which the association made 
r, is also the secretary of tt 
^ards the successful organi: 

Kimberlin flanufacturing Company, 


Lever Prince Harrows, Lever Spring Tooth Harrows, Tongue and Tongueless Cultivators, 
Cultivator Attachments, Equalizers, Etc., 


©NE of the important industries of Indianapolis is that of the Kimberlin Manufacturing Company, which has won an international 
reputation for its improved harrows, cultivators, etc. The business is flourishing, and the officers of the company are among the 
most progressive business men of Indiana. The company was duly incorporated in April, 1885, Mr. R. P. Kimberlin becoming president, 
and Mr. L. F. Kimberlin, vice-president; O. L. Neisler, also being a director and large stockholder, secretary and treasurer. The works 
were originally located at Tennessee and Georgia streets, and in 1890 were removed to the present desirable location, 168 and 170 West 
Georgia street. Mr. R. P. Kimberlin has been succeeded as president by Mr. W. H. Stocker, a well-known merchant of this city, while 
Mr. O. L. Neisler is still secretary and treasurer. Under their progressive guidance, the company has made remarkable progress, and 
its improved harrows and cultivators are eagerly sought for by the farmers of the United States generally. 

The company's factory is 40x120 feet in dimensions, and is fully equipped with the latest improved machinery and appliances. Their 
specialty has been the old reliable Iron Duke Harrow, which has led all competition, and once used has been preferred to all other makes by 
practical farmers. Now the company comes to the front with two new harrows that embody still greater improvements, fully protected by 
letters patent. Their "Lever Prince Harrow" is much the strongest and best braced leVer harrow on the market. A curved frame couples 
with the drawbar in four places, and holds the front "U" shaped tooth-bars firmly at four points in each section, and also at the ends, allow- 
ing only rotary movement. Patent brace brackets hold the remaining tooth-bars in position, while the harrow teeth are held in any desired 
position by their improved slotted tooth clamp. The lever and its connections with the bars carrying the teeth, allows them to be set at any 
angle desired, or thrown out of the ground, when the harrow is being shifted. Each section has twenty-four teeth, and cuts four feet in 
width. This harrow bids fair to revolutionize the trade, there is nothing its equal in existence, and while materials and workmanship are of 
the very best, prices are moderate. 

The "Star Combination" harrow is made in sections three feet wide, with seven spring teeth and seven harrow teeth. One section 
can be used to splendid advantage for gardening purposes. It is the best pulverizing and general purpose harrow on the market. In culti- 
vators, the company easily leads all competition with its "New Queen Cultivator," which, used with its attachments, is guaranteed to cause 
a marked increase in the yield of corn to the acre. They are also manufacturers of the popular "Farmers Ideal Cultivator," and Davis' 
Patent Cultivator Attachment, the best on the market for securing thorough pulverizing of the soil. Fredericks' Patent Equalizers is another 
of their specialties. It is useful on any implement, without a tongue or pole, where a double tree can be used, as on plows, harrows, etc., 
and is light, strong and handy to adjust. The trade should send for catalogues and price lists of these goods which are the best sellers in 
their line in the market, and give the best satisfaction to agriculturists. 

With characteristic enterprise, the company has added a line of fine, stylish buggies and carriages to their stock, which will be found 
most desirable for all road and pleasure purposes. Messrs. Stocker and Neisler have developed a trade covering every section of the United 
States and Canada, and are also exporting largely, for their goods once seen and tested in any section, are ever afterward in demand therein, 
and Indianapolis is to be congratulated upon the possession of a concern of such national importance. 







A review ot the representative busi- 
ness houses of this city would be quite 
incomplete without special reference 
to that of Mr. Simeon Coy, who has 
been established nearly twenty years. 
He is a gentleman of wide experience 
and high standing, a most agreeable 
and genial gentleman in business, and 
it would be difficult to find a sample 
room held in greater popularity than 
his. He is now located on East Court 
street between Pennsylvania and 
Meridian, where he has just erected a 
new brick building at a cost of SIO,- 
000, It is just being completed and 
is fitted up in elegant style, with solid 
oak fixtures, mirrors of plate glass, 
walls beautifully decorated and a club 
room is also attached richly carpeted, 
in. short, the whole interior is of a 
character that forms a perfect unison 
with the entire business. Electric 
lights form a dazzling and enchanting 
picture at night and fans operated by 

electricity keep it cool in summer, and 
no pains or expense have been spared 
on the part of Mr. Coy to make his 
sample room a leading one in the city. 
He caters to a fine class of trade and 
the stock of imported and domestic 
wines, liquors, whiskies and cigars 
found here is equal to that of any 
other house in the city, having been 
specially selected to meet the most 
fastidious taste and may be relied up- 
on as pure and genuine. Mr. Coy was 
born in Greensburg, Ind., has resided 
here the past thirty years, and is one 
of our most popular citizens and busi- 
ness men. He was chairman of the 
county and citj' committee a number 
of years, also a member of the city 
council eleven years. He is a genial 
I ilrrer to public wants in this line 
and in view of the foregoing facts it is 
with pleasure we select Mr. Coy to 
represent this section of Indianapolis 

in th 

ical review. 

GLOBE . . . 




Leading ac 

tuaries have p 

roved that thret 

• out of eve 

e form of fatal or disabling ac 

cident, while 

• but a very small per 

cent of manki 

nd escape min. 

Dr accidents in s 

iome form. 

It is therefore a para- 

mount necess 

ity for a man 

to insure against 

: accidents. 

Tbere are forty acci- 

dents to one f 

ire, yet no oni 

3 feels safe unl 

ess he has s 

lecured a policy of in- 

surance agains 

t loss by fire, i 

bow much more 

then should 

he seek adequate pro- 

the greatly increased risk of accident. Ai 

mong the latest candi- 

dates for public favor in this 

: field of underw 

riting, we find the Globe Accident 

Insurance Company, whose 1 

this city, oc 


88, 69, 70 and 74 of the Indi; 

ina Trust Company Buildin 

ig. The "Globe" was 

incorporated a 

nd began to do business only c 

jn Jan. 30, 1892, yet it has already 


id its operations 

cover all pa 

rtsof Indiana, Illinois, 

Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvani 

ia and Missouri, 

, and are be 

:ing rapidly extended 

During the firs 

X eleven montl 

bs of its existen 

le reached $54,711.91, 

it has paid 586 

claims amounting to SU.^e 35, and di" 

ibursed for expenses. 

6,765 policies, representing $10,365,736. At 
the close of December, 1893, it had 5.035 policies in force, representing 87, 585, - 
•,nO, and its total assets amounted to $25,699.41, while no claim remained on its 
hooks due and unpaid. The policies are bread and liberal, while premiums aie 
placed at lowest rates consistent with safety. The Globe is making substantial 
progress, and is filling an ever widening field of usefulness. The president is 
Mr W. G, Lockwood, who is a retired capitalist and one of our most promi- 
nent citizens, while Mr. A. F. McCormick fills the important and responsible 
office of secretary. Mr. McCormick was for several years connected with the 
mercantile agency of R G Dun & Co., in this city, and is widely known in 
leading financial circles. 













^^JUPPLYING the population of a city such as Indianapolis with necessary meat products is a business of ever-expanding dimensions, 
2& which is well represented by a number of active, progressive men of enterprise, ability and capital. Among these is Mr. Peter 
Sindlinger, wholesale and retail pork and beef packer, whose packing house stores are at 207 West Michigan street, (telephone call No. SOO. ) 
Mr. Sindlinger is one of the oldest established dealers in this line, and his house has always commanded a prominent position in the foremost 
rank. He founded this business over a quarter of a century ago, and the success which he achieved from the start has been accentuated b\' 
the lapse of time. 

He is well equipped with every convenience, and provided with every facility for conducting and managing his business on a large 
scale, and besides supplying a substantial, permanent family custom, fills orders at wholesale for the trade. He also occupies stalls 25 and 
26 East Market House, which are models of neatness and cleanliness, and are equipped with large refrigerators for the safe preservation of 
the choice stock that is always on hand, the trade being both wholesale and retail. 

Mr. Sindlinger does all his own curing and packing, and makes a specialty of sugar cured hams, breakfast bacon, shoulders, kettle 
lard, dried beef, bologna and other sausages. His prices arc the lowest in the market, and he is doing a splendid business, enjoying the 
confidence and regard of all having dealings with him. 

Mr. Sindlinger was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has resided in this city since 186.3. 




The rapid development ot the real estate market of this 
country in the last few years and the steadily enhancing 
values of choice properties, render the financial interest 
involved of the greatest importance. No form of in- 
vestment has latterly become so popular with the con- 
servative public as judiciously selected real estate, for 
not only in improved property is a permanent source c5 
income assured, but there is likewise always a reason- 
able certainty of a prospective increase in value. In 
this connection we desire to make special reference lo 
the representative and successful Albany Land Company 
of which Mr. G. A. Boeckling is president, than whom 
none is better known and whose name has been brought 
before the public probably more times during the past 
two or three years than any other. This progressive 
company is now building a new town at Albany, Ind 
and has undertaken the greatest development of all kinds 
of industrial and commercial enterprises ever before at- 
tempted in the gas fields. It is also a large builder of 
dwelling houses for sale on very liberal terms on the in- 
stallment plan, of which Mr. Boeckling is the originator, 
having built over four hundred houses in the last two 
years in Indianapolis. Mr. Boeckling is a most honor- 
able, prudent and successful business man, and during 
the time he has been actively identified with the business 

in this city has become connected with several com- 
panies, among others being the Keystone Land and Im- 
provement Company, incorporated in December, 1890, 
with a capital of $50,000, ot which he is president, also 
president of the Berkshire Investment Company, vice- 
president and general manager of the Marion Invest- 
ment Company, vice-president and general manager of 
the Kramer Bros. & Boeckling Wholesale Lumber Com- 
pany. Mr. Boeckling is a young, enterprising business 
man, entering the field actively some years ago by wise 
investments, untiring labor and tact, he has forged his 
way to the head of the successful business men in the 
state of Indiana, and his council in matters of public 
improvements is sought as being very valuable. He 
was born in Michigan City, Ind . where he was formerly 
engaged in the wholesale lumber trade, prior to his re- 
moval to this city three years ago. Neatly furnished 
offices are occupied in the Indiana Trust Company Build- 
ing, at 67 East Washington street, and notwithstanding 
the fact that Mr. Boeckling is a very busy man he is 
easy to approach, and to make his acquaintance is to be 
captivated with his capable, practical, honest methods 
of business, and those interested requiring lots for 
dwellings, or sites for factories, etc., should call at his 
office where all details are cheerfully furnished, 



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Estimates on Sewer Work, Stone Work and all Kinds of Grading and Excavations, 23 and 25 Cedar Street, 

ONE of ihe best 
known and most re- 
liable contractors in 
Indianapolis is Mr L. 
A. Fulmer.whose office, 
stables and yards are 
23 and 25 Cedar street. 
Mr. Fulmer has been 
established in business 
for a period of ten 
years, and in that time 
filled many contracts 
for the municipality, 
railroad companies and 

He pi 

brick pave- 
ments on Colburn. 
New Jersey. South 
Delaware and South 
streets, and has done 
considerable excavat 
ing and grading in all 
parts of the city and 
suburbs, also sewer 

kinds of grading 


kinds of light and heavy 
hauling, and large 
blocks of stone, safes, 
timbers, etc. He is the 
best equipped man in 
this city, and owns 
thirty-two horses, a 
number of wagons and 
trucks, and keeps in 
his employ fifty work- 

His stables, which were 
erected in 1891. are 
two stories high. 40x 
145 feet in area, with 
an L 50x120 feet, con- 
taining 35 stalls, in- 
cluding three box stalls 
in which he employs 
fifteen stablemen. Mr. 
Fulmer is one of the 
most substantial among 
the liberal public spir- 
ited citizens of Indian- 
apolis, and is widely 
' prominently known 


He : 


member of the Build- 
ers' Exchange, and also 
a 32d degree Mason. 
He has been awarded 
the contract for the 
State Ditch Sewer, to 
cost »204,000 His ad- 
dress is Box 46 Build- 
ers' Exchange, and his 
telephone is 695. 

Woolen Manufacturers and Wool Dealers, 

INDIANAT»01-IS, _ » « 


ind in the 

that of Messrs 


ana, whose management has ever been cha 
acterized by ability, skill, enterprise and pn 
gressiveness, and which is the center of an ii 
flaential national trade 
Geo Merritt & Co., woolen i 
and wool dealers at 4U Wes 
street. It is an old established house 
ception dating back to 1856. when 
founded by Mr. George Merritt and 
Coughlen, undei ihe firm name of M. 
Coughlen. In 1881, the latter gentlei 
tired in order to devote his whole time 
tention to the discharge of his duties 
president of the Indiana National Ba 
was succeeded by Mr Worth Merritt, 
the remaining partner Tbe firm are 
sive manufacturers of flannel skirts, f 
blankets and yarns, in which they do 
mense trade with all parts of the 
States. The premises occupied are 
bly located on West Washington sti 
the bank of the White R: 
most completely equipped 
the Central States. Tbe mills proper 
comprise a three-story brick building with 
basement, covering a ground area of 50x120 
feet, adjoining is a single story brick dye 
house, and in close proximity, a spacious 
warehouse, also of brick, three stories high 


above the basement, and 55x75 feet in dimen 
sions. Seventy-five skilled hands are here 
steadily employed, and the output is large, 
that of flannel skirts alone io 1892 exceeding 
100.000. Besides doing the manufactur- 
ing business, Messrs George Merritt & Co. 
handle a large portion of the wool clip 
of Indiana, which they sell direct to East- 
ern manufacturers Seven traveling sales- 
men are kept on the road, and the house has 
gained a most enviable reputation, not only 
for the standard superiority of its goods over 
those of all competitors, but also for the ex- 
treme liberality of its dealings with the trade. 
The firm, witti characteristic enterprise has 
a large and beautiful exhibit at the World's 





northeast corner of the Manufacturers and 
Liberal Arts Building. Mr. George Merrill^ 
is a native of Saratoga, N Y , and was pre- 
vious to taking up his residence in Indianap- 
olis in 1856. engaged in the same line of 
business in Green county, Ohio. He is one 
of our most infiuential and highly respected 
citizens. Mr. Worth Meritt was born in this 
city, and is deservedly popular in social and 
business circl s. Both are members of the 
Board of Trade and of the Commercial Club. 
The firm is a member of the National Associ- 
tion of woolen manufacturers. 




Among the varied and extensive business operations 
carried on in the progressive and thrifty city of Indian- 
apolis, there is none which qjeets with more general 
recognition than that of the toy and fancy goods trade, for 
whenever there is a child to please, there some com- 
modity connected with this interest is sure to be found 
The representative house in this line here is that of 
Messrs. Charles Mayer & Co., importers and jobbers of 
toys, dolls, albums, plush and fancy goods, druggists' 
stationers' and grocers' sundries. The business was 
organized by Mr. Chas. Mayer as long ago as the year 
1N40, and has steadily grown and developed until at the 
present time it is the largest of its kind in the state of 
Indiana. The premises have always been located upon 
the present site at 29 and .31 West Washington street, 
but have been repeatedly enlarged from the small frame 
building originally utilized, until the last improvements 
made last year constitute this one of the largest and 
iinest stores in the city. It is five stories with base- 
ment in height, and 34x195 feet in dimensions, while -in 
the rear is a fine warehouse, containing three floors, 
each 20x80 feet in extent, and another warehouse on 
Mississippi street has dimensions of 60x120 feet, and is 
four stories in height. These quarters are admirably 
arranged and neatly equipped and furnished with every 
facility for the storage and display of a magnificent 
stock of all kinds of goods in this special line. The 
house imports direct from Europe the latest novelties 





necessitating the constant services of one experienced 
buyer on that side of the ocean, and consequently they 
are able to almost immediately supply their customers 
with articles of the latest pattern and the best values. 
The trade, which is both wholesale and retail, covers the 
states of Ohio. Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Ne- 
braska, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, seven trav- 
eling salesmen being kept continually upon the read and 
one in Indianapolis, who attends to the city trade. 
Steady employment is given to a force of eighty-five 
clerks, salespeople, etc., and at times, even this large 
staff is taxed heavily by the pressure of orders from all 
parts In 1865 Mr Mayer admitted Mr. Wm. Hauei- 
sen to the partnership under the present style, the latter 
gentleman, however, retiring in 1887. During the fol- 
lowing year. Mr, Mayer's two sons, Ferdinand L. and 
Chas. Mayer, were admitted, together with two nephews, 
Messrs. Fred, Berger and Louis Murr, and on the 
lamented decease of the respected founder, in December. 
1891, these gentlemen were left in full control of the 
flourishing business. They are well known in com- 
mercial and social circles as men of ability, enterprise, 
and strict integrity, and under their management the 
house has continued to grow and extend its influence 
until at the present time it is the largest and most im- 
portant west of the Allegheny mountains, and a credit 
to its proprietors and the city ii; which it is located 


West ISncl JMaryland Street, 



"COR many year 
provision bus 


of 1 

I has 

healthy increase, which 
goes far to indicate that 
the facilities and ad 
vantages enjoyed for 
the packing of pork are 
fully equal to those en 
joyed by any other lo 
cality. One of the oldest 
and leading representa 
tive houses occupying 

the trade is that of 

Kingan & Co, (limited) 

packers of pork, manu 

facturers of lard, and 

curers of the famous 

■■ Kingan s Reliable' 

brands of ham, which in richness of flavor ard general excellence an 

The business was commenced about thirty-three years ago, and since 

continued under the present name and style. Fifteen acres of grouc 

on which there are a number of buildings, store houses, slaughter h 

and smoke houses, refrigerators and hog pens, etc. All the buildings 

to five stories high, with generally two underground cellars. The equipmen 

superior character. Over *3, 000,000 is invested in the business, from 800 


from 500,000 to 700,000 
hogs are slaughtered an- 
nually. The v 

Europe, a branch of the business that is steadily increasing. The position the firm 
occupies precludes the necessity of personal mention, but for the benefit of the 
trade, we may say that their interests will undoubtedly be promoted by effecting 
a business connection with this house. The location of the premises occupied by 
the firm at the West End of Maryland street are central and convenient, and the 
railroad facilities of a superior character. The firm also have extensive packing 
houses and abattoirs in Kansas City and Richmond, Va. 



Among the branches of enterprise in which Indian- 
apolis business men have proven their superior ability 
over all competitors is that of the photographic art, and 
foremost among the houses here devoted to the exposi- 
tion of it in its most perfect form is the studio of Messrs. 
Marceau & Power, who occupy the elegant premises at 
40 N. Illinois street on the ground floor. They must truly 
be termed portrait artists in the highest sense of the 
term. The business was established five years ago, 
whiN at the same time a branch was opened at San 
Francisco. Cal.. with studio in the handsome Phelan 
Block on Market street under direct charge of Mr. Theo. 
C, Marceau. Mr, Luke W. Power assuming charge of 
the Indianapolis house, both houses soon gaining an ex- 
tensive patronage of that character which seeks merit 
rather than low prices. The location is central and con- 
venient and the studio is equipped with all essential ap- 

i of this 





No. 40 North Illinois Street, 


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brief sketch may convey to the reader the completeness 
of this establishment. The reception room is richly and 
elaborately furnished and a short wait reveals some of 
the most beautiful specimens of the photographer's art. 
Two large operating rooms are directly connected and 
can be truly said as being the most perfect in the world, 
one being especially adapted for the execution of theatri- 
cal work. The dressing rooms in the latter are the exact 
reproduction of the professional dressing rooms, while a 
professional hair-dresser is employed for the coifure of 
lady patrons. The firm executes the latest style of pho- 
tography and among all the novelties we desire to make 
special mention of the Paris Panel, which was first intro- 
duced by Messrs. Marceau & Power, and has made 
such an immense hit throughout the country. One of 
their newest ideas is the French Etching, fourteen by 
seventeen inches in size, which as the word indicates is 
the reproduction of etching by photographic process, 


: effect of ; 

, etchii 


, ani nowhere i 
ilts be obtained i 

this c 


; specialty, they 
being the only firm who do this work. Besides the 
above, the firm does an immense business in frame 
g their choice and large stock 
rted frames of all sizes. Life 
colors and pastels are executed 
iployed by the firm for this 
the highest sense of the art. Mr. 
ied in Indianapolis since the incep- 
tion of his establishment, was born in New York and is a 
member of the Commercial Club. Mr. Marceau, who 
resides in San Francisco, was also born in New York, 
They are both young men and eentlemen of large experi- 
ence and highest business standing, who combine fine 
social qualities with well developed business abilities, 
while their financial standing is of the highest. 




In few industrial branches has there been made more 
notable and scientific progress than in the construction 
of machinery, especially in engines, the manufacturing 
interests in this Ime having grown within a quarter of a 
century from comparatively limited extent to vast mag- 
nitude in this country. And it may be added, also, that 
the amelioration effected in the productions has fully 

kept pace with the great developments of the industry. 
What with invention, improvements and mechanical 
ingenuity, a high degree of perfection has been attained 
in the appliances for the purposes indicated by some of 
our leading manufacturers. Indeed, American engines 
and boilers to-. lay command distinct recognition the 
world over, and In this connection special mention 

s'lould be made of the justly famed range of products of 
the Chandler & Taylor Company, the well known and 
reliable boiler and engine manufacturers. The goods 
they turn out are of a distinctly superior character, 
of exceptional excellence, and not surpassed in general 
featares of merit by anything of the kind manufactured 
in the country, or placed upon the market, while all 
work executed by them is certain to be done in the most 
.skillful and scientific manner, fully warranted as to 
material and accuracy. This concern is one of the old- 
est and foremost in the business, and has a substantial 
patronage, the trade extending all over the United States, 
through Mexico and South America, immense shipments 
being made annually lo these various points. The busi- 
dates its foundation back to 1H58 under the proprietor- 
ship of Messrs. Wiggins & Chandler. In ISCa, the firm 
of Messrs Chandler & Taylor was organized. The 
Chandler & Taylor Company was incorporated in 1888, 
under the laws of Indiana, with a capital stock of a 
(juarter of a million of dollars. The company is officered 
by the following gentlemen, viz.: Thomas E. Chandler, 
president ; William M. Taylor, secretary ; Franklin 
Taylor, treasurer; George M. Chandler, purchasing 
agent. They are gentlemen of thorough experience, 
experts in their line, and practically conversant with 
every detail of the business. The works comprise an 
immense plant, covering an area of thiee acres in ex- 
tent, perfectly equipped in every respect with all the 
latest improved machinery and appliances, includinj; 
lathes, drilling and boring machines, shaping and plan- 
ing machines, screw cutting and milling tools, etc., and 
steady employment is furnished to upward of 150 skilled 
and experienced workmen. A specially is made of sta- 
tionary engines of from twelve to 2nO horse-power, the 
range of products also comprising both upright 
and circular saw mills, and the necessary accom- 
panying machinery. The company in addition to 
a complete representation throughout the United States 
has foreign representatives in Mexico, Central America, 
Spain. Germany, Russia and Australia. The manu- 
facturing departments include a one-story boiler shop, 
48x175 feet in dimensions; a sheet iron shop. 75x150 
feet; a foundry, 80x80 feet, a two-story wood-working 
shop, and a two-story and basement warehouse, 46xUt[j 
in area. The otifice and works are located at 370 West 
Washington street, the facilities of the place for hand- 
ling and shipping goods being unsurpassed. The com- 
pany issues a handsome, illustrated and comprehensive 
catalogue, fully setting forth the merits, dimensions, 
etc . of their different styles of engines, boilers and saw 

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mills. All their machines are constructed on the inter- 
changeable plan, and their engines are tested under 
full steam pressure, and by brake load to their full rated 
horse power, their boilers being subjected to thorough 
test under 150 pounds hydrostatic pressure. The com- 
pany is very prosperous, and of the superiority of their 
productions no more unfailing criterion could be pro- 

duced than the endearing hold they havr upon popular 
favor, and the widespread demand for them. The ex- 
hibit of the Chandler & Taylor Company at the Colum- 
bian Exposition can be seen at the southwest corner of 
Machinery Hall Annex, Section 10, Column A 50 rep- 
resented by Chas. Kaestner & Co. 

LiflY]WAr4 8t CAREY COmPA]VlY. 



There is no city on I 
bat more fully illustr 
elopment of this gr 
1st decade than does 
3f this re 



trie purpose ot this review to present 
sketch of some of its leading and represent- 
ative business houses as examples of the 
rapid strides the city has made in all depart- 
ments of commercial activity during the last 

had been done in this city in the wholesale 
and jobbing hardware business, and it re- 
mained for Mr. James T. the senior 
member of the present great house of Lay- 
man & Carey Company to be the pioneer in 
this city of the wholesale and jobbing hard- 
ware trade. In that year, Mr. Layman estab- 
lished a wholesale and retail house on East 
Washington street. In 1S69, Mr. S. B, 
Carey, who for twenty-five years previous 
had been engaged in the wholesale hardware 
trade in New York city, joined forces with Mr. 
Layman, and the foundation of the present 
enormous commercial enterprise was laid. 
From the time that Messrs. Layman and 
Carey became associated together as partners, 
they devoted their entire attention to the 
handling of hardware exclusively at whole- 
sale, and in the face of the most persistent 
competition and opposition, built up a trade 
which steadily expanded year by year, until 
to-day there is no house between New York 
and Chicago that controls a larger volume of 
business, handles a more comprehensive as- 
sortment of goods or offers better induce- 
ments to the trade. The pluck and untiring 
energy displayed by this house coupled with 
its wonderful success in building up a great 
industry under the most discouraging circum- 
stances soon had its effect, and others wer.' 
encouraged to invest their capital and devote 
their energy to the upbuilding of this import- 
ant branch of trade, until to-day there is over 
a million dollars invested in the business, and 
the annual sales exceed S4,000,000. while the 
volume of business steadily increases. In 



1883. so rapid hnd been the development of 
the business, it was found necessary to seek 
larger quarters, and accordingly the firm re- 
moved to the present location 03 to 69 South 
Meridian street, and here will be found one 
of the most extensive and heavily stocked 
warehouses in the country. The premises 

story and basement building, 60x200 feet in 
dimensions. Our limited space will not permit 
us to give more than a brief description of 
the enormous stock carried by this house in 
its various departments. The most import- 
ant is general hardware, comprising a full 
assortmentof light and heavy shelf goods, cut- 
lery, plated flat ware of the celebrated Rogers 
make, builders' hardware and trimmings. 



tools of all descriptions, blacksmiths supplies 
and carriage builders hardware In the tin- 
ware department will be found an endless 
variety of pieced, stamped, pressed and ja- 
panned ware, agate, iron and granite ware, 
hollow ware, brass and copper kettles, etc. 
In their sporting goods department will be 
found a full assortment of guns, rifles and 
revolvers of the best makes, ammunition, bunt- 
ing outfits and sporting goods of every de- 



atalogue of over forty pages The 
firm also handles road wagons and carts of 
the celebrated Parry make. and for these goods 
they utilize a separate warehouse, and carry 
a complete line. In this connection may also 
be mentioned their splendid line of light and 
heavy harness, collars, whips, etc. The volume 
of business transacted by this noted house 
has been steadily increasing, while the honor- 
able, upright methods pursued by it have won 
success and a proud position among the noted 
mercantile establishments of the country. The 
copartners are Messrs. James T. Layman. 
Simeon B. Carey, and bis son, Samuel C, 
Carey, and Indianapolis can well boast of pos- 
sessing so successful and ably conducted a 


Office and Warerooms, No. 188 East Washington Street, 


Corner Sixth and West Streets, 

pN no line of trade in the 
^ United States has 
more rapid advances been 
made during the past 
quarter century than in that 
which is devoted to the 
manufacture and sale of 
undertakers' supplies. In- 
dianapolis is a noted center 
for this trade, and promi 
nent among the houses tlius 
engaged is that of the In- 
dianapolis CofBn Company, 
manufacturers of wood and 
cloth-covered coffins and 
caskets, and dealers in nie 
tallic cases, shrouds, lin- 
ings and funeral supplies, 
whose office and warerooms are located at ISs Eas Washington street 
This business was founded nmeteen )ears ago by Messrs Da\id and 
W. H. Hazzard, under the present name. In 1890 the company was 
incorporated under the laws of Indiana, with ample capital, and its 
trade now extends throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, etc. 
The directors are Carl Von Hake, president; C. Vonnegut, Jr., secre- 
tary and treasurer; Franklin Vonnegut, J.W. Hunger and J. W. Earth. 

The two last named repre- 
sent the company on the 
road. The works are at 
the corner of Sixth and 
West streets, and comprise 
a three-story brick building 
•(5x140 feet, with a two- 
story addition 40x120 feet, 
wiih ample storage sheds 
and lumber yards adjoining, 
the whole covering two 
acres of ground. The 
manufacturing depart- 
ments are fully equipped 
with modern appliances 
and machinery, operated 
by a 50 horse-power steam 
■ engine. 
Here forty skilled operatives are employed, who turn out 200 

caskets and coffins weeklj Everything in the line of undertakers' 

supplies is also carried in stock, and orders are filled at lowest 


Mr. Carl Von Hake, the president, is a large real estate owner 

of this city. The Messrs. Vonnegut are members of the Vonnegut 

Hardware Company. 

Jas. E. Jay, 

No. 27 South Illinois Street, 






THE L B. wiLimns conp/iNT. 


growth and bu 

and the workshop 

il position geographically and itswonde 
ess prosperity has attracted many industries to it, 
in all parts of the city the busy hum of the 
constantly heard. One of the most important 
prominent among the new enterprises that have found a bcnif in tlir ( 
is that of the Keyless Lock Company, successors to the M ni 1 I ' 
pany and the L, B, Williams Lock Company of Sevvar I \ 1 In 

vember, 1^93, the company was reorganized, and a r 
moval made to this city to the premises now occupied i 

the Bee Line railroad. It is a stock company and backed 
up by $100,000 capital. Mr. Arthur Jordan is president 
Mr. Geo. L. Barney, general manager; Mr. A. F Potts 
treasurer, and Mr. ]. L. Clough, secretary. The buildiUK 
is a substantial structure, 40x150 feet, and equipped with 
every modern appliance and special machinery The wood 
working department is at 2115 Christian avenue Sixty 
skilled workmen are employed and traveling salesmen kept 
on the road. This company is the leading one in the coun 
try manufacturing keyless locks and complete post oflice 
outfits, post office cabinets, furniture and fi.xtures and the 
only practical keyless lockboxes in existence. The lot k 
is not complicated, does not get out of order, and is not like 
a safe lock, nevertheless it is the only lock made that can 
not be picked. It has no tumblers and in short is sim 
plicity, security, durability and beauty combined Nine 
thousand combinations are possible with the Icck without a 
book of instructions, or taking lock apart, and box post 
oflice renters can and do change it to suit themseUes Up 
wards of 3,000 post offices in different parts of the country 
have been provided with the keyless lock boxes, and in 






istance the best satisfaction has been expressed, and unsolicited 
ials received from the post masters in the city of New York Boston, 
phia, Baltimore, Chicago. Brooklyn, St. =Louis. Minneapolis, Cin- 
nd all leading cities. The keyless post office lock boxes are made 
sizes of heavy rolled high grade brass, light, strong, rigid and un- 
door cannot be broken They are neatly and tastefully finished 
;atin nickel burnished design and fitted with a French beveled 
plate glass window. The company also manufacture 
paneled and molded front counters of hard woods, flat top 
desks for post masters, keylesssteel letterboxes, document 
boxes keyless cabinets, also desk, closet, ward robe and 
closet locks, keyless stamping blocks and post oflice supplies 
of t\er> description. This is the only establishment of its 
kind in the United States or in the world making a special 
business of fitting up post offices complete and turn out on 
an a\erage a perfect outfit for a post office every week. The 
officers of the company all reside in Indianapolis, are 
prominent in business circles and well-known members of 
the Commercial Club. President Jordan is also a member 
of the Board of Trade. The company has placed in the 
men s department of the Indiana Building at the World's 
Fair in Chicago, a complete post office, where residents of 
the state visiting the fair can have their mail addressed. It 
IS not only a great convenience, but makes a valuable ex- 
hibit Correspondence is solicited and illustrated cata- 
logues testimonals, price lists, etc.. will be sent on_ appli- 
cation to the office of the company 


t-lectricity as a motor power and as an illuminating 
power, has grown in universal favor, and the rapid prog- 
ress made during recent years in its successful appli- 
cation is marvelous. Indianapolis is especially fortu- 
in the number and high standing of the concern 
ufacturing and dealing in electric supplies, motors, 
etc., among which, occupying a prominent position, is 
the Commercial Electric Company. This company was 
organized and incorporated under the laws of the state, 
with ample capital, and the business is conducted un- 
der the immediate supervision of Mr Joseph R. Evans, 
president; W, A, Evans, treasurer; S. L, Hadley, secre- 
tary and A D. Adams, manager. The premises utilized 
for manufacturing purposes are 50x130 feet in area, 
and located in Wrights Power Hall, 113 South Ten- 
■t In all departments the equipment is 
plete and perfect, everything being provided for 
executing work in the best manner, and a force of 
skilled hands employed. The company manufacture 
pressure motors, power generators, motor 
generators, lighting and plating dynamos of which it is 
sole owner and patentee. It is the only company in the 
United States manufacturing motors and generators 
with wrought iron filled magnet, for which it is claimed 
a higher efficiency is gained and greater output for 
given weight. Motors and dynamos are manufactured 
'4 to 100 horse-power, while the prices quoted in 
--- -^e extremely moderate. The business oper- 
of the company extend throughout the United 
States, and a large and steadily growing trade has been 
established. For meeting the demands of the trade 
branch houses have been opened in Boston, New York, 
Chicago, St, Louis, Buffalo, Louisville and other cities 
The company has fitted up many buildings with elec- 
tric power and lighting plants. 





The representative and most popular 
house in Indianapolis actually engaged in 
dealing in raw and manufactured furs is 
unquestionably that of Mr. S F. Gallaway, 
eligibly located at 2U0 South Pennsylvania 
street. This very flourishing business was 
established in 1876 by its present pro- 
prietor, and was at first located near the 
corner of South and Meridian streets, and 
removed to its present site in 1887. The 
premises occupied by the business are 
owned by Mr. Gallaway, and comprise an 
entire elegant building of three stories, 
having dimensions of 28x100 feet, and 
provided with every facility and conveni- 
ence for preserving and handling the very 
large and valuable stock constantly on 
hand. Mr. Gallaway makes a specialty 
of handling raw furs of every description, 
including beaver, otter, oppossum, mink, 
coon, muskrat, fox. etc. His connections 
are widespread and influential, and he buys 
direct from the large trappers of the west 
and south, as well as the local markets. 
Mr. Gallaway "s is one of the largest whole- 
sale and jobbing trades in the west, and he 

ntrols the i 


dred regular shippers, which he exports, 
and ships to manufacturers and others in 
all parts of the United States. Six travel- 
ing salesmen represent the raw fur depart- 
ment of the house in various parts of the 
country, and Mr. Gallaway is the largest 
dealer in this class of goods in the city. 
He also handles manufactured garments, 
etc , and his stock contains a splendid as- 
sortment of sealskins, jackets, paletots dt Imins ntwmarkets sacques also 
capes, muffs, gloves, caps, gentlemen's colHrs and fur overcoats sleigh robes 
rugs of leopard, fox, wolf and other animals. The trade of the house extends 
throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, and a very large business is 
also conducted by mail. Mr. Gallaway was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and 
has resided in this city for many years, where he occupies a very prominent po- 



Pants, Shirts, Jackets, Coats, Overalls, Etc. 


One of ihe leading establishments in 
Indianapolis, devoted to the manufacture 
of pants, shirts, jackets, coats, overalls, 
etc., is that of The Lion Clothing Manu- 
facturing Company, whose office, ware- 
rooms and factory is located in a conveni- 
ent and central position at 198 South Penn- 
sylvania street The business was started 
at 23 and 25 East South street, on Feb. 
1, 18D0, by Messrs. Phillips & Newby, and 

•on Aug. 1, 1891, the latter gentleman sold 
his interest to the present junior partner, 
Mr. J. H. Pattison. Under their able man- 
agement the business soon assumed such 
proportions that larger premises had to be 
obtained, and accordingly on the first day 
of the present year {1893). the three-story 
and basement building, having dimensions 
of 3(1x100 feet, was occupied, and even now 
the firm find these quarters toosmall, such 
is the great and universal demand for 
the goods produced by the house. The 
equipment comprises a modern gas engine, 
while steam power is also available, and 
a large number of the latest improved sew- 
ing machines and other appliances and 
conveniences for the active prosecution of 
the indus.try. The first floor is utilized 
as office and stock room, on the second, 
cutting and finishing is done, and on the 
third, the manufacturing, a force of 100 
skilled bands being employed, and the ca- 
pacity being at present 900 garments per 
day. In addition to the indoor s aft a large 
number of seamstresses are givea work 
which they do at their homes. The line 

n pants (the leading specie 

cles. He 

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ial CIu 


embraces the manutacture and jobbing 
mere pants) outmg and other shirts coats, overalls, hu 
tides of a like nature, all materials being purchased d 
quality, durability, excellent cut and workmanship of the? 
and the company enjoys a trade of the most active cha 
diana, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan, requiring the cc 
eling salesmen throughout the above territory. Mr S Ph 
in Morgan County, Ind. Tie is a member of the Masonic 
is also a native of this state, and is a member of the 


and ; 

the mills. The 

s are well known, 

■, extending over In- 

the founder, was born 
, Mr. J H. Pattison 
Tiercial Club. 


Wholesale and Retail Druggist, KNICKERBOCKER REGULATOR COMPANY, 




The Knickerbocker High and Low Pressure 
Regulators for Gas, Steam or Water, 





drug establishment and physicians' supply house 

and Ohio street, of which Dr. C. T. Bedford is 
the proprietor. The business was originally established at 34 Indiana avenue in 
1885. and two years later the necessity for more commodious quarters became so 
pressing that a removal was made to those now occupied, and so rapidly is the trade 
expanding that additional room will have to be provided in the near future. This 
place has the distinction of being the only physio-medical wholesale drug house in the 
United States, and some idea of the popularity it has gained may be obtained from 
the fact at the tenth session of the American Association of Physio-Medical. Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, a resolution was passed heartily endorsing the establishment and 
recommending its patronage by the profession. The stock is comprehensive, well 
assorted in each department and composed of the purest goods that can be obtained 
A full line of patent medicines, toilet articles, perfumery, etc , is always on hand, 
and a choice assortment of pure drugs and chemicals together with tinctures, extracts 
essences, etc, the leading specialty being physio-medical drugs and preparations. 
Here are also to be found the celebrated productions of the Wra. S. Merrel 
Chemical Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, including fluid extracts, syrups, elixir, 
resinoids, etc., which are acknowledged as having no superiors in this country. The 
stock of physicians' supplies is also a most valuable one. having been carefully chosen 
with due regard to the requirements of the profession. A very large and rapidly 
growing retail business is transacted, while the wholesale trade covers the wholeof the 
United States, the value last year of both combined having been $30,000. Dr. C. T. 
Bedford, the proprietor, is a physician of very wide reputation, whose suite of 
offices, parlors, etc., is located at 2'JO Massachusetts avenue. He is a native of 
Springboro. O.. and graduated iri 1875 from the Physio-Medical College of this city, 
and he now holds the distinguished position of secretary of the faculty and professor 
of obstetrics and diseases of women and children. He has been a resident of this 
city for eighteen years, and in 1885 was elected a member of the council and re-elected 
for two additional terms, and he has always taken a deep and lasting interest in the 
welfare and progn-ss of the city. In Mr. George T. Bedford he has an able manager, 
and in Mr. Ernest Pfarrer a capable head of the buying and prescription depart- 

(^NE of the lead 
^-^ Knickerbocker Regi: 
proprietor. The company 
regulators for gas, steam or 
South Pennsylvania street. 

ator Company, of which Mr. Knickerbocker is the sole 
manufactures the Knickerbocker high or low pressure 
vater. The premises are eligibly located at 102 and 104 
The business was established in 1S88, and has under 

able management been developed to large proportions upon a sound basis, the 
practical value of these regulators being appreciated by all who are interested. The 
patent under which these useful articles are made is owned by the company, and 
they have at hand all modern machinery for producing them in sufficient quan- 
tities to meet the large and growing demand These regulators are made of 
brass and iron, strong and convenient, and they can be easily and quickly fitted 
wherever required. The method of their operation is extremely simple, and they 
have proved so efficient under all circumstances that they are rapidly displacing all 
others upon the market. Mr. Knickerbocker, in addition to the above, is the inventoi 
and owner of the patent for reducing and regulating stations, whic'i he manufactures 
and puts up in large numbers He has recently put up a seven-ton reduc- 
in.:? station at Alexandria. They cheerfully furnish estimates for any work in 
their line and undertake and carry to successful execution contracts of any magni- 
tude, employing a force of fifteen skilled workmen, Mr. Knickerbocker personally 
superintending all jobs himself. The trade is large and rapidly extending, and the 
proprietor deserves every credit for introducing such efficient and practical devices 
which are a vast improvement upon all others yet brought out. Mr. Knicker- 
bocker has made the regulating of natural gas a special study for five years, and har. 
invented most all the natural gas regulators and devices in use. He is the inventor 
and patentee of the Knickerbocker meter which he sold to a large Chicago concern. 
The Telephone call is lL>2'2. 

ONE of Indianapolis" most notably enterprising and 
successful business men is Mr. J. A. Rink, whose en- 
tensive cloak factory and spacious " Bee Hive" Bargain 
Store are now two of the best known features of the 
city's mercantile circles. Mr Rink was born and raised 
in Lawrenceburg, Ind , and early showed an inclination 
for mercantile life. After gaining ample experience, he 
came to Indianapolis some fifteen years ago and com- 
menced business for himself five years ago with a capi- 
tal of only $1,000, the savings of his earnings, but with 
youth, plenty of energy, and a gift of foresight that 
showed to him the best opening here. This was the es- 
tablishment of a cloak and suit factory upon the same 
scale of skill and efficiency as those in New York. Start- 
ing upon a comparatively small scale, he has prospered 
remarkably, owing to his sound judgment, great enter- 
prise nnH in in^trv, nnd thorough knowledge of the 
wnnts "I I li^- "- ^.i- .iiirl ihe public. His cloak factory is 
cent..: , (I ;iJ, 34 and 36 North Illinois street, 

and I '" iinensions, All the improvements 



Qcluding all the 

of cloaks, and all kinds of fur goods 
sorter of the finest fabrics from Europe, 
;tylish materials, while he also 

imports his own London dye Alaska sealskins and other 
furs, and his is the only house in the state that makes 
seal and other fur garments to order, and of the very 
choicest skins and materials. During the last season 
Mr. Rink's facilities have been taxed to the utmost to 
supply the demand for his popular make of cloaks and 
fur garments, and has made preparations to remodel 
and enlarge his cloak and fur store and factory, ex- 
pending fully $12,000 therein, putting in a complete 
set of new and elegant fixtures, and the improvements, 
when completed, will render his the finest establish- 
ment of the kind between New York and Chicago. Mr. 
Rink employs fifty skilled work people in his factory, 
besides salesmen, and shows a stock of cloaks which has 
no equal as regards style, materials and workmanship. 
Tbey are generally worn in this city by fashionable la- 
dies, and are sought for by the trade everywhere. 

Mr. Rink, with characteristic enterprise, also opened 
a " bargain " dry goods store two years ago, familiarly 
known as " The Bee Hive," and which is very conven- 
iently situated at 48 and 50 North Illinois street. It is 
under the management of Mr. Edward Rink, brother 
of the proprietor, and a deservedly popular and ener- 
getic young business man. The premises are 40x80 
feet in dimensions, and are very handsomely fitted up 

Here is carried a full line of dry goods, millinery and 
notions, ladies' and gents' furnishings, etc, Fine dress 
goods and cloaks are a specialty. Mr. Rink offers dress 
goods in all the latest shades, patterns and textures, 
and is noted for the bargains offered in every depart- 
ment. Buying for cash as he does, and direct from 
manufaciurers and commission houses, he is prepared 
to sell at prices which no other house can offer, and 
the crowds of shoppers in " The Bee Hive " show what 
attractions are offered. 

The prosperity attained by Mr. Rink is due to his own 
i and thorough knowledge of the \ 


all i 

3f over $40,000. while he also 
worth of real estate, free and 
a exhibit that but few. if any, 

with an invoice va 
pays taxes on $35, 
clear. The above 
young business men can make within the same ti 
in the United States, and Mr. Rink is to be warr 
congratulated upon his solid success, and which gi 
to Indianapolis two such magnificent mercantile est; 
lishments. Mr. Rink is universally popular and 
spected, and has ever retained the confidence of fin; 
cial circles, and we predict for him a great commerc 
future, and we recommend his house to all in need 
anything in his tine 


center cannot be ove 
graphical position th; 
facilities gives her m; 
and direct transporta 

;ilh her 


as a greal industrial 

Stie occupies a geo- 

just been torn down and removed to make way for a 

magnificent railroad 

splendid new structure planned by Mr. Barnes, and 

low«l freight rates 

embodying all the results of his ripe experience. It is 

of brick, three stories in height, and 311) feet long by 70 

in breadth This will he fully equipped with the latest 

anking foremost is to 

improved machinery and appliances, including special 

foot stools, blacking cases, folding book stands, gents' 
toilet stands, combination toilet cases with French bevel 
plate mirror, etc. The materials are selected with the 
utmost care, put together in the most workmanlike 
manner, while as to design and finish, they command 
the reputation of being the most stylish and desirable 
on the market. In their lines of cabinet ware they 
excel the best work 
of we 

111 , by Mr, CaU n 
G Udell. The fac 
ilities afforded by 

great thatinlS73he 
removed the plant 
here under the style 
of the "Great West 
ern Ladder Works 
In 1882, Mr. A A 
Barnes succeeded to 

and the present style 

was adopted Unde*- 

his skilled 

getic proprietorsh p 

the works have been 

remarkably prosper 

ous. They have had 

to be repeatedly en 

larged and 

eled to cope with the 

growing demands of 

.ry brick warehouse, 60x140 in di- 
ck warehouse, 60x160 in size; fin- 
ick, SOxSO, and three stories in 
wo dry houses respectively, ii7x75 
They have a capacity of 300,000 
1 wood used is carefully passed 

tooU and machines exclus ve to these vorks There 
a lar^e engini, ind boiler house and two engines are i 
operat on, respect \el) of (10 and 4 J horse po r A 
conveniences have been introduced, including direi 
canal and railroad connections, enabling Mr. Barnes I 
receive raw material and ship goods to the best advai 
tage. Upward of 200 hands are here employed in tl 
manufacture of ladders of every description, standai 
tables, folding tables, card tables, toilet and hall tree 

Stokes & Co., which 
handles the Eastern 
and foreign trade, 
another branch in 
St. Louis, under 
name of Udell 
Woodenware Co., 
vhich handles the 
trade west of the 
Mississippi, while 
from here the Mid- 
dle States and Cana- 
dian trade is hand- 
led. Mr Barnes was 
born in Slockbridge, 
near Rutland Vt and has long been identified with this 
branch of trade inwhch he has built up such an en- 
able reputat on He s the v ce pr sident of the Udell 
Woodenware Company of St. Louis, and is a member of 
the Commercial Club and Board of Trade of this city. He 
is a respected and public spirited citizen, who has ever ac- 
corded a hearty support to all measures of improvement, 
and whose own enterprise has resulted in giving to this 
city the great leading industry of its kind in the world. 

KI CD FR ED ^^ P-C E: 

Manufacturing flour mill machinery, elevator ma- 
chinery and special appliances used in milling is one of 
the great industries of Indianapolis, and is well repre- 
sented by the Nordyke & Marmon Company, who own 
and have in successful operation one of the largest es- 
tablishments of its kind in the world. The foundation of 
this now prosperous company dates from 1851, when the 
business was established by Messrs. Ellis and Addison 
H. Nordyke as Nordyke & Son, and four years later 
Mr. Daniel \V. Marmon became a partner, Mr. Ellis 
Nordyke died in 1871, and Mr. Amos K. HoUowell was 
admitted to the firm. In 1874, the present company 
was organized and incorporated under the laws of the 
state with Mr. Addison H. Nordyke, president; Mr 
Amos K. Hollowell. treasurer, and Mr, Daniel W. Mar- 
mon, secretary,: 

3t rvi.A.F'-^jrvicDi^ c=:cDrs^i=5.A.rsr^^. 

machinery and tools, and are among the best and most 
complete in the country. The busy hum of industry 
is ever heard throughout this vast establisement, 
and the various milling machinery and appliances 
turned out have a world-wide reputation, and are not 
only shipped to all parts of the United States, but also to 
Canada, European countries, Australia, Mexico, South 
and Central America. Africa, New Zealand and Japan. 
The annual output aggregates $1,000,000 in value, and 
the business is steadily growing in volume and importance 
each succeeding year. The company manufactures all 
kinds of flour mill and elevator machinery, corn mills and 

proved roller mills, portaMe mills, centrifuRal bo'i ., | til bolting cloth of all grades.and woven wire cloth, 
leather and rubber belting and flour mill supplies, Tl.e 
special features of the various machines and appliances 
manufactured by the Nordyke & Marmon Company are 
simplicity in construction, rapid adjustment, conven- 
ience of operation and accurate workmanship. They 
are fully up to all that is claimed for them, and are in 
every point of actual value superior to any others in the 
market- All the officers are well and prominently known 
in this city in business and financial circles, and active 
members of the Board of Trade and the Commercial 
Club A handsome exhibit of the Nordyke & Ma.- 
num (."(impany at the Columbian Exposiuon, Chicago, 
. .n l-;.r,_-n in the Machinery and Agricultural Build- 

ng facilities have 
1 increased and 
trade extended 

road in West Indian 
apolis, with which i 

mgs are one an 
two-story structun 
substantially built 
prising foundri( 

machme shops, iron -> « ^ 

and wood -working 4> 4 ^ A 

shops, finishing ^ Ju ^ ^^r^ 

shop,store and ware- .J^p ^^" 

houses and hand- — *^ it 

is also a spacious 
yard for the storing 
of material. A 250 
horse-power steam 
engine drives the 
machinery, and the 
services of 50 
skilled machinists 
are brought into re- 
quisition. Through- 
out all departments 
the works are per- 
fectly equipped with 



The fertility of American inventive genius is pro- 
verbial and it is safe to say that in the line of special 
ofiice furniture more valuable improvements have been 
made in adjustable chairs and tables for the use of 
physicians and surgeons than any other. In this con- 
■■ ■ in to the Perfection 

Surgical and Gyne- 
cological chairs 
■ tables manu- 

„ , factured by Miner 

f fefa- *-* >J^t^ ■*"* — > & Elbreg 

T^ ^^3I^-—J^"° I^^-^^^^ city. The 
In M Hn ^ST7~/"~T~Mf^" '^^^ -ai and tables 


not only the best but the only chairs and tables that 
fully meet the requirements for which they are designed. 
They are covered by many patents and were first manu- 
factured in 1887 by Hopper & Elbreg In 1888 Mr. 
Benj. D. Miner bought out Dr Hopper s interest and 
the present firm formed In 1SM2 a removal was made 
from the premises occupied at 
228 to 230 South Delaware 

le spacious two story 

building in which they are now 
located, at 1<J and 21 John 
street. The building is ^J\60 
feet in area and equipped with 
all appliances for manufactur 
ing purposes 

The Perfection tables are also made and finished in the 
best manner and combines strength with beauty aud 
utility. They are all in full library top, highly polished 
and finished with elegant carvings with loose cushions 
and pillows, with flat or adjustable top, making it the 
best operating table in the world, Mr Elbreg, the in- 

ventor and patentee, has had a larger experience than 
any other in America in designing and perfecting physi- 
cians' chairs, and it should be said to his credit that he 
has succeeded in combining all the most desirable fea- 
tures in the Perfection chair and the Perfection table 
that make them invaluable to every physician, surgeon 
oculist and specialist. Illustrated pamphlets with price 
list and testimonials will be sent to any address on ap- 
plication to the office of the firm by mail or otherwise. 
Mr. Benj. D Miner, the business manager of the firm, 
is a native of Ohio, and has resided in Indianapolis since 
1886. He is a veteran of the war and served in the 4th 
Ohio Infantry. He is a member of Robt. Anderson 
Post. G. A. R., the Union Veteran Legion, and popular 
with his comrades, also a Freemason and member of 
Commercial Club. Mr. Elbreg was born in Ohio and 
has lived in Indiana and Indianapolis for a period of 
thirty years. The Perfection chairs and tables have a 
wide reputation and are not only sold throughout the 
United States, but many orders are filled from Canada. 
Mexico. South and Central America and Australia. The 
business being managed upon the most liberal and 
honorable principles, has made their customers their 
friends, and contributed largely to their remarkable suc- 
cess with the discriminating professional class, with 
whom alone their customers are found. 


The following remarks are the outcome of our re- 
porter's visit to the famous Union Stock Yards, which 
were organized in 1876. and commenced active opera- 
tions Nov. 12.1877. The yards cover about one hundred 
acres of ground in West Indianapolis, on the Belt rail- 
way, and buildings, sheds, pens, etc., of the company. 

Exchange Building, a handsome brick and stone struc- 
ture, having dimensions of 87x240 feet, with a wing 80x 
11.'} feet. Here the Union Stock Yards Company, and 
the many firms of live stock commission merchants 
have their offices The buidings devoted to the shelter 
of live stock, etc.. comprise eight substantially con- 
structed sheds. 250x450 feet in dimensions, which are 
divided into pens, stalls, etc. There are also horse, sale 
and auxiliary stables, and a feeding barn with 240 stalls.a 
barn for the storage of hay. 60x190 feet in area, with 
capacity of 600 tons, oats bins of enormous size, and a 
corn crib holding 60.000 bushels. The various depart- 
ments of the yards have capacities tor no less than 
4,000 head ..f cattle, 30.000 hogs, 5.000 sheep and 1,000 
horses, and the receipts for 1892 were as follows: 1.122.- 
668 hogs. 102.100 head of cattle. 62.692 sheep, and 8,824 

horses, while there were shipped during the same year 
to various markets of the east and south east 612,451) 
hogs, 60.143 cattle, 46,665 sheep and 8,419 horses. The 
Union Stock Yards Company has proven by its activity 
and push that it is not only well officered, but that it is 
composed of men who understand their business, and 
know just how to make suitable provision for the handling 
and care of stock shipped from a distance fof sale. 
Under such auspices, it may be said with all truth that 
the Union Stock Yards at Indianapolis are a lasting 
credit to the city and a monument to the energy and 
ability of their officers and founders. 


Of all the various commercial and manufacturing 
enterprises that have combined to make Indianapolis a 
great business center, none are of more importance than 
the brewing interests, of which the celebrated Indian- 
apolis Brewing Company is the acknowledged and most 
important representative in these parts. The history of 
this concern is full of interest. It is a consolidation of 
three large breweries — the P. Lieber Brewing Company, 
C. F. Schmidt's, and the C. Mans breweries. They 
were consolidated in 1890 and incorporated under the 
laws of Indiana with a capital of $300,000. The officers 
are Mr. John W. Schmidt, president; Mr. F. A. Maus, 
vice-president, and Mr. Albert Lieber. treasurer and 
manager. The progressiveness of these very able and 
practical men have enabled them to control the largest 
business in the manufacture of America's popular 
beverage. The united brewing capacity of the three 
establishments aggregate 600,000 barrels annually, the 
sales in 1892 amounting to 130.000 barrels, and the em- 
ployes number 140 in the various departments. The 
special brews of this company are known all over and 
have received the highest rewards wherever exhibited. 
The united plants cover an immense space and are 
models of perfect equipment with their great store- 
houses, brewhouses, offices, boilerhouses. ice machine 
and refrigerator houses, warehouses, malthouses. wash 
and bottling houses, elevators, stables, cooper shops, 
shipping and packing departments, etc. Let us glance 
briefly at the individual history of each of these great 
establishments. The Schmidt Brewery was established 
in 1859 by Messrs. C. F. Schmidt and Charles Jaeger. 
In 1861 the latter retired and in 1872 Mr. C F. Schmidt 
died. The business was then managed by Mr. William 
Fisher up to the time of his death in 1874, when Mrs C. 
F Schmidt, the founder's widow, assumed control of 
affairs. Upon her decease in 1877 the business was con- 
ducted by the executors of the estate, Messrs Vothe and 


John W. Schmidt. In 1883 finally the sons of the 
founder, Messrs. John W. and Edward Schmidt, became 
joint proprietors, conducting the business under the 
original style of the C. F. Schmidt Brewery. From lime 
to time important additions and alterations have been 
made, the plant now covering an extent of five acres. 
Five steel tubular boilers and two 150 horse-power 
engines propel the magnificent machinery. The brew 
kettles have a 4(i0 barrel capacity, -there are two large 
Linde ice machines, and thecellarsare thirty-five feet deep 
with iron and cemented floors and ceilings. The trade 
covers this state and Illinois, the business requiring the 
services of seventy men and 150 horses. The product 
includes "Standard" lager, "Weiner" beer, pale amber- 
colored beer, brewed from Canada malt and Bohemian 
hops, and especially fine export beer, brewed for bottling 
and guaranteed to keep in all climates. The P. Lieber 
Company was started in 1863 by P. Lieber* Co., and is 
known as the City Brewery. In 1882 it was iucorporated 
with a capital of $300,000 and in 1890 became a part of 
the Indianapalis Brewing Company. The premises cover 
an area of two and one-half acres; the brewery proper 
is a two-story structure, two stories above and the same 
below ground It has a seventy-five horse-power engine 
and three 4>^xl6 feet boilers run by natural gas. The 
brew kettles have a daily capacity of 250 barrels, and 
an annual capacity of 75,010 barrels. There is also a 
splendid De La Vergne ice machine and all improved 
machinery. Forty men and thirty-five horses are em- 
ployed. The C. Maus Brewery was founded in 1868 by 
Casper Maus. who died in 1876, the business being con- 
tinued by his widow Magdalena, and managed by her 
son Frank. The brewery is a handsome three-story 
brick structure, at the corner of New York and Agnes 
slreets. It contains all the latest brewing and refriger- 
ating machinery, the premises covering half a block, 
thirty men being employed and fifteen teams are in ser- 
vice. The brewing capacity is 60.000 barrels and 
the annual output about thirty thousand barrels. The 
buildings of this mammoth consolidated brewery are of 
elegant design, and altogether the Indianapolis Brewing 
Company is one of the most extensive and complete con- 
cerns in the West, its splendid products having secured 
for it great prosperity. 

C. & A. POTTS & CO. 

1 a long time to bring the machinery used 
present state of perfection and 
jncerns engaged i 


in brick making to it 

honorable competition in the manufacture of this cla 
of machinery, each of whom present their respective 
claims to patronage in such ingenious form that brick 

makers must be puzzled as to which machines are best 
entitled to their preference. Our object in this article 
is not to make comparisons but simply to call attention 
to the productions of a concern which has been power- 
fully instrumental in revolutionizing old methods of 
brick making and who for many years past have tena- 
ciously maintained the position of leadership as manu- 
facturers of brick making machinery. We allude to the 
house of C. &A. Potts & Co., of Indianapolis, Ind. This 
house manufacture a full line of clay working machinery, 
brick yard supplies, horizontal stock brick machines 
(either wood or iron frames) disintegrators, mould 
Sanders, elevators, pig mills, granulators, moulds (ma- 
chine or hand.) barrows, trucks, kiln castings, auger 
brick machines, extra heavy pug mills, dry and wet 
pans, pulleys, belting, shafting and boxes and in short 
everything required around a brick yard. The accom- 
panying cut illustrates the Potts horizontal stock brick 
machine and while it is impossible within the limits of 
our space to describe the mechanism of this acknowl- 
edged peer of all brick machines, we may characts 

ages ( 




advantage of this machine is its great tempering capac- 
ity, it having fully one-half more than any vertical 
machine and extra pug mill made. It does not require 
an extra pug mill to work the clay direct from the bank, 
thus making a saving of one-half of the machinery used 
in other outfits to take care of and keep in repair The 
tempering box is open the entire length on top This 
enables the man who does the tempering to see the con- 
dition of his clay and to regulate the same until it is 
passing into tte mould, thus ensuring evenly tempered 
clay and brick when dry of the same density and size. 
The mode of filling the press box with a large double 
feed wing which passes the opening into the press box 
four times to each mold filled, insures the filling of the 
press box evenly full each time which cannot be done 
with the vertical machine where they use a wide wing 
which forces the clay to one side of the press box. and 
if the clay be a little stiff it will not equalize itself in 
the press box. therefore the moulds, when delivered, have 
only one end filled. The press forcing the clay in a 
perfectly straight line through the die into the moulds 
insures straights brick which cannot be made on ma- 
chines that force the clay over an incline plane. All 
parts are easy of access, and if by accident any part 
should be broken, it can be taken out and replaced 
without tearing the machine apart. It has the strength 
to work the clay very stiff which enables it to make a 
brick that will not pitch in trucking nor spread in dry- 
ing this combined with its great tempering capacity, 
enables it to make a brick that has clean, sharp corners 

and smooth surfaces The capacity of this machine is 
only limited to the facilities for getting clay to it and 
taking care of the brick. It can be run at the rate of 
from 20,000 to 60,000 brick per day. Next to the hori- 
zontal stock brick machine, the advantages of which 
are set forth above, the machine which has contributed 
most of the national reput.ition of the house under 

and while it h^s today se\er^l 
itantly approach it in efficiency 
Hundreds of these machines are now in use and they 
have replaced two-thirds of the roller crushers in the 
United States. They are the only machine made that 
will work clay direct from the bank and not choke or 
clog. They do not pack the clay into thin, tight sheets, 
as is the case with roller crushers, but leave it in a loose 
open condition, so it will take water and is easily pugged. 
The machine is simple in c instruction, having no gear 
to rattle or break, or other light, complicated parts to 
get out of order and cause delay. By the use of this 
machine the brick manufacturer is enabled to work the 
year through ; the disintegrator will take the clay direct 
from the bank, no difference what condition it may be 
in. The Potts Mould Sander is another machine which 
has found great favor with brick makers It sands the 
moulds better than can be done by hand, does not waste 
or spill the sand, is simple, strong and durable and ful- 
fills in every particular the service for which it is de- 
signed. The space is not at our disposal to accord a 
separate mention to the Augur brick m.achines. Taper 
pug mills, elevators, brick moulds, trucks and barrows 
and numerous other specialties. The machinery of this 
house has been in use for the past eight years in every 
state in the Union. The handsome catalogue of the 
house which is always cheerfully forwarded upon app!'- 
deal of information which can- 


brick ] 




One of the most interesting mantifacturing establish- 
nents in Indianapolis is that of the Art Embossing Ma- 
:liine Company, located at 30 lo 4U West South street, 
vhich as the name indicates is devoted to the produc- 
ion of machines for ornamenting wood of all kinds for 

alone as the highest embodiment of inventive genius 
and mechanical skill in this direction. The company 
was formed in 1891, and have since bad an enormous 
demand from all parts of the continent for their machines 
vhich has frequently taxed their 

fill, Fi 
ports of 

all par 




vorking, and they are valued highly be- 

the north side of the street, both three stories in height, 
and of ample dimensions. A force of twenty-seven 
expert hands is steadily employed, and the equipment 
is of the most complete description, both steam and 
electric power being utilized. The trade of the house 
is expanding so rapidly that the premises have already 
proved too small, and a large addition will shortly be 

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interior house finish and other purposes, furniture, cause of their durability, speed and general efficiency, 

tables, lounges, etc. These machines are the result of and because they require neither skilled labor nor 

many years study, and they have satisfactorily solved special lumber for their successful operation. They 

the problem as to whether the art of embossing on wood are now used in the largest planing mills and furniture 

by machinery was practicable. They were patented June factories in the country, and are effecting a great r^--" 

■' -^ ^ by performing the work of many high 

and doing just as well. The con 

erected, thus giving 
ecution of the busin 
the demand. Mr. 
and enterpri; 


riced wood 

iity 1 

handy and comple 

to-day they stand t^o brick 

the £ 

Lith side 

a ample field before 
nergy and push thai 
;s management, and 

ample facilities for the active pros- 
2SS on a scale commensurate with 
VI. B. Crist, the president, is an 
ing business man. whose standing 
of the highest. His company has 
it, which is being occupied with an 



without a call at The "Kingston," 17 N, Illinois street, 
the most luxuriant, costly and beautifully decorated 
sample room in this or any other city, of which Mr. 
Wm- Tron. the most popular and genial caterer to pub- 
lic wants in his line, is the proprietor. The stand itself 
has been known to the public for twelve years and 
fromthetim when Mr Tron 

decorated with costly paintings and hung with beautiful 
draperies. The stock of liquors always to be obtained 
here, is selected with a view to meet the most fastidious 
taste and nothing is kept other than the choicest brands 
of whiskies, brandies and imported liquors and wines, 
which the markets of this or the old world can produce, 
and we desire to state for the benefit of lovers of fine 
whisky, that Mr. Tron never allows his stock of whisky 
to run below one hundred barrels Here can also be 
obtamed m bottles or on tip the products of the lead 

onderful rapidity 
$22,000. and all 
1 lavished upon it. 

It has grown in public favo 
Its interior was fitted up at , 
that money and art could do 
and when at night its brilliant electric lights are reflected 
from its costly mirrors upon its exquisitely decorated 
walls and ceilings, it forms a most dazzling and enchant- 
ing picture. The room itself is 25x125 feet in dimen- 
sions, its bar and wood work being entirely in solid oak. 
highly polished and exqnisitly carved, while its walls are 

ing breweries throughout the country, including the 
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, Pabst Brewery, 
Terra Haute and Indianapolis Brewing Companies, 
while the services of four courteous and congenial bar- 
keepers are required to supply the wants of the large 
and select patronage with which The "Kingston" is 
favored. In the rear of the bar are the rooms of the 
Mercantile Telegraph Company, where those desiring 
can obtain telegraphic reports from all the leiding race 

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elous changes, and men of brains, push and we; 
1 every large city in the country have furnished and 
mbellished with art treasures as beautiful and expensive 
cf public resort as ever the great eastern metrop- 
ild boast, and one is not now obliged to trave. 
behold art and money lavished on places of this 
er. New York city no longer holds the palm as 
be only city on the continent possessing that 
thoroughly appreciate 

: which 

the artistic and beautifi 
and furnishings in all fi: 

nd which calls for a prii 
most expensive decoratio 

Itured classes of the publ 
congregate for enjoymei 

of Indianapolis, although small by the side of the great 
melr politan centers of the country, possesses as keen 
in appreciation of the beautiful as do other more 
f ivored cities, and this fact our esteemed fellow citizen. 
Mr Wm. Tron fully comprehended, when at a great 
LUla> of money, and the employment of the best and 
must expensive talent in the country, he fitted up and 
furnished the "Kingston," and the recognilion of popu- 
lar fa\or which it at once received at the hands of our 
best citizens, and the steady and growing patronage 
with which it has been favored since its doors were 
thrown open to the public, is ample evidence that our 
citizens fully appreciate every effoi ■ ' ' ''"- 
of the public, and to keep abre 
modern improvement i 


of the march of 
fort and convenience 

provided and the services of twenty-five at- 
tendants are required to properly attend to the wants 
of patrons, while so popular has the "Kingston" be- 
that it is the rendezvous for commercial men and 
the sporting fraternity, and the mecca to which hasten 
lovers of the flowing bowl and congenial companionship. 
The accompanying illustration will give our readers 
but a faint idea of the beauties of the "Kingston," for 
like all truly beautiful things in this world*it must be 
seen to be thoroughly appreciated To all visitors in 
our city we would say if they wish to behold a "gem' ' of 
beautiful art decoration, and be convinced that Indian- 
apolis is thoroughly "up to the times, " a visit to the 
■Kingston" will amply rep^y them 



Messrs. G. R. Wysc 
wholesale confectionei 
state. They have woi 
atively few years, sole 

Sc Co. are the leaders in the 
iradu of Indianapolis and the 
e supremacy within a compar- 
iue to the merits of their goods 

tioner. He understands every detail of all the best 
processes of manufacture, and has brought to his aid 
the most improved machinery and appliances, while he 
employs only skilled hands in every department. The 
business was established eight years ago, and has been 
retained permanently at the old stand, 75 South Meri- 
dian street. Here three entire floors and basement are 
occupied. 24x200 feet in dimensions. The candy fac- 
tory is on the second and third floors, while the choco- 
late factory is in the basement, the first floor being de- 
voted to sample and salesrooms A thorough system of 
organization is enforced in every department, and from 
fifty to seventy-five hands are employed, according to 
the season. Mr. Wysong devotes close personal atten- 
tion to the purchase of supplies, and the sugars, molas- 
ses, butter, spices, flavors, fruits, nuts, etc , are all of 
the highest grade and freshest quality Only the finest 
grade of confectionery is manufactured here, while Mr. 

Wysong is constantly introducing fresh novelties to the 
trade in candles, creams, penny goods, etc, that are ex- 
ceedingly Dopular and are ready sellers from the start. 
An important branch of the business is the trade devel- 
oped in foreign fruits, nuts, cigars, etc. Receiving di- 
rect shipments from first hands, the firm offer the most 
substantial mducemen's as to price and quality. Mr. 
Wysong has won an enviable reputation in commercial 
circles; he is known as a merchant of great energy and 
integrity of character; his establishment is the finest 
and best equipped for candy manufacturing in the west, 
and the large and select city trade developed is alone a 
sufficient proof of the exceptionally high standard of 
quality and purity. The firm ispushing its out-of-town 
trade, and the house has become the leading representa- 
tive in this branch of industry in the state, solely on the 
basis of honest, fresh goods, sold at lowest living prices. 

One of the most popular and enterprising merchai 
of Indianapolis is Mr, F. W. Frank, whose establi: 
ment, familiarly known to the public as ■* Frank's Fi 

needed to be the head^ 
,ti grade reliable furnitui 

by Messrs. H, Frank & Co., succeeded in 1892 by Mr, 
F. W. Frank, who brings to bear every possible qualifi- 
cation for successfully conducting a great establishment 
of this kind He is noted for a progressive policy, 
sound judgment in the selection of goods and thorough 
knowledge of the wants of the public, and that is why 
*■ Frank's Furniture Fair " is always crowded with cus- 
tomers. The establishment is most centrally located at 
115. 117 and 119 East Washington street, directly oppo- 
site the court house, and is four stories in height and 67 
by 120 feet in dimensions. The store is very hand- 
somely fitted up, in fact, it is the most attractive furni- 
ture store we have entered, and a thorough system of 
organization is enforced. Here is displayed full lines 
to the latest styles in parlor, chamber and dining-room 
furniture, cabinet furniture in the highest style of work, 
and in such choice woods as oak, walnut, cherry, 
maple, mahogany, etc.. is a specialty, while parlor suits 
can be had in any style of upholstering. Mr. Frank hav- 
ing his factory on the fourth floor, where all uphol- 
stered goods are manufactured. The greatest variety 
of chamber suits, dining-room, hall and library furni- 
ture is shown here ; also stoves, refrigerators and kitchen 
outfits. In carpets a large department is exclusively 
devoted to showing the newest patterns and quoted at 
lower prices than can be had elsewhere. This import- 
ant fact applies to the entire immense stock, and is read- 
ily accounted for by reason of Mr Frank's direct pur- 



H. C. FISK & SON. 

Messrs. H. C. Fisk & Son's spacious establishment 
so prominently located on the Circle, opposite the Mon- 
ument, is the recognized headquarters in Indianapolis 
and the state for the highest grade of vehicles, harness 
and horse goods. This house has won a national repu- 
tation for the excellence of everything offered for sale, 
and for the facilities enjoyed, enabling it to always 
show the very latest styles and improvements in every- 
thing. The business was established upward of twenty 
years ago, and early became the most flourishing in its 
line, due to the wisdom of management. The reposi- 
tory on the Circle is of large dimensions, and is very 
handsomely fitted up. The firm here carry complete 
lines of all pleasure and light business vehicles. They 
are sole agents and carry a heavy stock of the Columbus 
Buggy Company's goods, Columbus, O. These buggies 
are renowned for great strength, light weight, ease of 
traction, comfort, elegance and durability, and are mar- 
velous bargains at the prices quoted. The firm are also 
agents for the fine carriages and wagons manufactured 


by Biddle & Smart of Amesbury, Mass They also 
carry the largest line in the state of fancy open wagons, 
cart?, surreys, etc. These vehicles are specially elabo- 
rate in workmanship and finish, while the materials are 
of the very best. Connected with their establishment 
is a factory where they employ a large number of skilled 
hands in the manufacture of six and eight seat party 
wagons, carts, etc, These splendid vehicles embody 
every modern improvement. The ironwork, gear, 
wheels, woodwork, upholstering and finish are of the 
highest standard of excellence, while their durability is 
noted. The public have thousands of these carriages 
in use, and they have withstood the severest tests, run- 
ning for years without repairs. In heavy classed car- 
riages such as landeaus, broughams, coupes and vic- 
torias, this firm are agents for E M. Miller & Co.'s 
goods, and carry a full line on their floors, which accord- 
ing to their judgment and tests are the best manufac- 
tured in the United States. The firm's harness depart- 
ment is equally celebrated. Here are carried the finest 
lines of hand made coach and light harness, in the very 
choicest solid silver trimmings; all kinds of heavy har- 
ness are also carried, and a special line of the best im- 
ported saddles, etc. Here is to be found every descrip- 
tion of horse goods, the whole quoted at prices which 
cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Mr. H. C. Fisk is one 
of the best known and popular business men of Indian- 
apolis, and has won an enviable reputation (or ability 
and integrity. Mr. W. E Fisk, his son, has been a 
copartner for a number of years, and is a progressive 
and popular young business man. The firm has every 
facility at command, and is in every respect the repre- 
sentative house in its line in Indianapolis and the Mid- 
dle States. 


The art stained and ornamental glass interests of the 
United States have developed to enormous proportions 
within the last quarter of a century and constitute at 
the present time one of the leauing departments of in- 
dustrial and commercial activity in this country. The 
transactions in these products in Indianapolis and the 
surrounding sections in the course of a year are of 
great importance and value to the trade and commerce 
of the city, and there are represented here several not- 
able concerns engaged in this artistic industry. Promi- 
nent among such stands the Androvette Glass Company 

of Chicago, manufacturers on a most extensive scale of 
art stained ornamental glass for churches, dwellings, 
or public buildings, making a specialty of copper frames. 
The state representative hereof this vast and reliable 
concern is Mr. Edward Schurraann, who occupies an 
elegantly furnished suite of offices in the Odd Fellows' 
Building. Mr. Schurmann established himself in this 
line of business in Indianapolis about the year 1872. 
He first represented in this city the Chicago Art Glass 
Company, then the Wells Art Glass Company and fin- 
ally allied himself to the Androvette Company, which 
he now so efficiently represents. He does a 
large business handling the unrivaled products of 
his house. For originality, beauty and variety 
of designs, excellence of material and thorough- 
ly artistic productions in stained glass, or for 
promptness and reliability in executing orders, none 
in the line indicated sustain a better reputation than 
the Androvette Company. This concern is certainly a 
foremost exponent of this branch of art in the west, 
turning out a distinctly superior cla&s of work, and hav- 
ing a large and growing patronage extending throughout 
the United States. The facilities of the company are 
first-class in all respects, and their establishment is 
the largest and best equipped in this section of 
the country. Through Mr. Schurmann this house 
furnished all the art glass for many of the prom- 
inent churches and public buildings here, and the 
private residences of our wealthiest and most in- 





play at his office samples of all kinds of gla 
doors and other art productions in most beautiful and 
unique designs, which he will set as desired in 
copper, gold, silver, brass or any other metal indi- 
cated. Special designs are made to order, embodying 
every wish of patrons, which will be guaranteed as 
exclusive, if so required, and will not be duplicated 
unless by permission. He is prepared to furnish 
designs and estimates for anything in his line and guar- 
antee the utmost satisfaction. The prices charged are 
of the most reasonable character and all work coming 
through Mr. Schurmann is sure to be executed in the 
highest style of art He is a native of Indianapolis and 
one of our prominent and most esteemed citizens. He 
is a gentleman of ripe experience and judgment in his 
line, and has spent several years in Europe studying 
the business among the leading art glass manufacturing 
centres there. He enjoys a large and influential patron- 
age, and is most eminently deserving of his great pros- 


Indianapolis is a cily of practical and mate; 
U3iries. and among the recent additions to the 

I the lumber trade is that of the Home Lumbe 
any, which was established in January, 189'.?, by T 
/. C, Buddenbaum. H. C. Prange and Fred. C 

II experienced men of business acumen, 

ment, integrity and probity. The office and grounds are 
460 to 474 East Michigan street, and cover an area of 
137x200 feet on the line of the Bee Division of the 
Big Four railroad, with which they are connected by a 
side track. An extensive stock of lumber is carried of 
ail kinds for building and manufacturing purposes, a 
specialty being made of pine and poplar, which is 
brought direct to the yard from the mills in the best 
producing sections. On an average from 350 to 400 car- 
loads are handled annually, and a large local and coun- 
try trade is supplied. On the grounds is a two-slory 
warehouse, 48x96 feet in area, in which a full stock 
of sash, doors, blinds, scroll and veranda work, which 
is a special feature, is kept. Lath and fence posts are 
also kept in stock and the firm can fill orders of any 
magnitude at the shortest notice. Messrs Buddenbaum, 
Prange and Gompf are well known ;n the lumber trade 
in this city, and were all formerly connected with the 
Indianapolis Manufacturers and Carpenters Union, the 
first tw3 as foreman and assistant foreman respectively, 
for a period of eighteen years, while the latter was also 
with Dalton & Co . lumber dealers, as clerk, and has 
been identified with the lumber trade thirteen years 
He is a native of Indiana, and a member of the Turn- 
verein. From the outset, the firm has been doing a 
large and steadily growing business and have achieved 
success by deserving it. 


The true principles of co-operation are embodied in 
the modern and improved methods of building and loan 
associations, and the best exponent of these is the 
National Building, Loan and Savings Association of 
Indianapolis, whose home office is at 23 East Market 
street. This association offers more substantial induce- 

and these dividends 

s dul> rf,anizt_d ind incorporated un- 
der the state laws in Ihh I with an authorized capital of 
41000 000 Its members ha\e the full protection of 
the state law and super\ision It is a purely mutual 
association its purposes being to accumulate, by small 
monthly pa\m nts a fund to be loaned solely to its 
members, to buy or build homes, a^^d thus to afford the 
safest and most profitable form of investing the small 
savings of wage-earners and salaried men. Members 
can subscribe for any number of shares above two, pay- 
ing for them in monthly installments of 75 cents per 
share. In six years his slock is estimated to mature, 
and for each share held he recovers the full amount 
of 8100 in cash. This association also issues shares 
known as six per cent investment shares, of $100 each. 
No membership fee is charged, the person applying for 
such shares merely paying 25 cents for a pass-book, in 
which are credited the payments made, which are of 
SI. 00 or any multiple thereof, and may be made at any 
time, and are not liable for fines. After the end of the 

Its participate in the prohts ot 
nt of I'yi per cent per quar- 
ire credited on the pass-book. 

The Association will issue paid up shares in amounts 
of $200 and upwards, upon payment of $100 cash 
for each share, together with a membership fee of 
fifty cents for each share. This stock bears interest at 
the rate of 8 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, 
by coupons attached to the certificate, at the home office 
of the association, and does not otherwise participate in 
the profits of the association. 

This stock is redeemable at the pleasure of the holder 
at any interest-paying period after one year, upon ninety 
days' notice from the holder. It is also redeemable at 
the pleasure of the association, any time after six 
months from the date of issue, upon thirty days' notice 
to the holder. 

In order to distinguish this form of stock from our 
other issues, we have designaled inis as " Non-Partici- 
pating" paid-up stock, and persons applying for mem- 
bership should be particular to use this term when ap- 
plying for stock of this kind. 

If application is made before the 15th day of any 
month, the stock will be dated the first of the month in 
which 'the application is made, and if the application is 

ifor thi< 

ship fees for 


to the home 
or by remit 
company. 1 
has 1,300 mi 

le may be paid through any author- 
ing agent, or to any local agent, or 
il boards; but the payment for the 
<en must in all cases be made direct 
e, by certified check or draft, 
ttance of cash through an express 
This popular and reliable association 
lembers, holdin-g 8,900 shares. Its net 
the year ending November 30, 1893, 
were »a4i,U30.48. The association has 180 agencies in 
different parts of the state, and loans are only made on 
property after careful inspection by a skilled appraiser. 
There are no extra assessments, no preferred stock- 
holders to absorb any of the profits. The securities of 
the association are not hypothecated for the purpose of 
raising money, but are kept intact in the vaults in the 
home office. There is no danger of forfeiture. The 
I makes no loans or takes risks outside of the 
^ of Indiana. The officers of the association are all 
of the highest integrity and prominent in commer- 
and financial circles. They are as follows, viz : 
W D Wiles, formerlv of Wiles, Coffin & Co.. 
lesale grocers, president , Mr Wm A Bristor, for- 

merly president of the Cleveland Wire Fence Company, 
vice-president ; Mr. Norman S Byram, of Byram, Cor 
nelius & Co., treasurer: Mr. Chas. Schurmann, secre- 
tary; James F. Layman, of Layman & Carey Co. 
wholesale hardware, chairman of finance committee 
and Mr. Wm N, Harding, attorney. 


There is no line of business carried on to-day in this 
country that so perfectly illustrates the progressive in- 
fluence of modern methods and the boundless enterprise 
of American manufacturers, as the production of agricul- 
tural implements and farm machinery. One of theoldest 
and best known houses in the United States engaged in 
this branch of industry is thit of the M Rumely Com- 
pany, sole manufacturers of the new Rumely engines 

se'arators etc whose factory and general offices are in 
La Porte Ind and branches in all the principal cities in 
the West The capital stock of the company is $400 ( 00 
and the officers are M Rumely, founder of the business, 
president; Joseph J. Rumely, secretary-treasurer, and 
Wm. B. Rumely, general superintendent. The com- 
pany has a large plant covering acres of ground and 
employ several hundred skill. d workmen, and last year 
added several large buildings to their factory, which 
greatly enabled it to increase the capacity of the 
works. The company manufacture the Rumely engines, 



new Rumely traction engine 


ith friction 



machines have Ic 


been rec 




all grain produci 


and farm 

g sec 


as un 

urpassed for utili 


d superi 

ence, possessing 





St materials 


and justly regarded as the embod 
workmanship of the highest order c 
have always given universal satisfac 

is active and brisk. The city of La Porte has recently 
donated to the company an entire block of ground on 
which it will erect additional buildings. — 
agent in this city is Mr. Joseph Shulz, who occupies a 
large warehouse. 62x100 feet, owned by the company, at 
100 South Tennessee street and carries a full stock of 
the engines, machines and implements manufactured by 
the company, also repairs, parts and attachments. Mr. 
Sbulz's territory embraces the states of Indiana, Ken- 
tucky and part of Illinois, and he is at all ti 
pared to till orders promptly and to place all 
tions on a satisfactory footing. This splendid 
was established as long ago as 1^.53 by Messrs I\] 
& ]. Rumely and incorporated under the laws of Ind 


and illu 

as the Je 
works ar. 

The progress made 
branches of electrical 
tricity has supplanted all other median 

ting purposes, and its use is rapidly 

As befits a city of its importance 

:ically progressive and 

rprising, Indianapolis occupies a front rank position 

lis march of progress, and its preeminence in the 

' long as it numbers 


among i 

This business was established in 1888 by Mr. Chas. D 
Jenney, who had been previously identified with th( 
Fort Wayne Electric Company, for the purpose of 
ing on the market the Jenney patents and syste: 
electric lighting, an arc system, technically known ; 
■■low-tension." In 1880 the pri 

corporated under the laws of Indiana, with a capital of 
J6,5,000. Its chief executive officers are as follows, viz : 
Addison Bybee, director of the Standard Manufacturing 
Company, and of the Consumers' Gas Trust Company, 
president; Julius F. Pratt, vice-president of the Parry 
Manufacturing Company and a director of the Standard 
Manufacturing Company and of the Consumers' Gas 
Trust Company, vice-president ; Chas. D. Jenney. 
founder of the business and patentee of the system, 
treasurer and secretary. The manufacturing premises 
comprise two floors, each being IWxlOO feet in dimen- 
sions, and are perfectly equipped in every department, 
while from eighty to 100 skilled hands are em- 

city which are fitted up with the Jen 
Commercial Club, Moore Packing Compa 
nison Hotel, etc.; in Cincinnati, the Crane & Breed 
Manufacturing Company, the Wm Powell Company, 
Procter* Gamble Soap Company, The system is also 
in operation in Madison. Ind.. Saratoga. N. Y, Ashe- 
ville. N. C , Greencastle. Ind . San Diego. Cal , Martins- 
ville, Ind , Michigan City, Ind,, Bay City, Mich., Auck- 
land, New Zealand, and it operates the Toledo, Ohio, 
street railroad, and the plant of the Electric Light Com- 
pany, of Covington, Ky. 

waters, physicians' 
fancy and toilet articles, domestic 
f the most popular brands, etc. Med- 
ely and promptly at all 
hours, and night bell calls receive prompt response. 
The Messrs. Baron were born in Cincinnati. Ohio, and 
removed to Connersville, Ind., while nuite young and 
to Indianapolis in 1880. The senior partner is a grad- 
uate of the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, and a 
member of Marion County Drug Association, and a 

of the Indi; 


S. N. GOLD & CO. 

The fruit and produce trade of Indianapolis is well 
represented by Messrs. S- N Gold & Co-, whose ware- 
rooms and office are located at 49 South Delaware street, 
and 102 and 104 East Maryland street. This flourish- 
ing business was established many years ago and came 
under the control of Mr S N. Gold in 1878. Mr. 
Gold is a thorough-going business man, and has a lirst- 
class connection with producers and shippers, and com- 
mands a flourishing trade in the city and throughout 
the state. The premises occupied comprise two floors 
and basement of a building running through from Dela- 
ware to Maryland street and back 125 feet. These are 
provided with every convenience and facility, the 
Maryland street side being used for the storage of 
goods, the office and salesroom being located on Delaware 
street The house handles both foreign and domestic 
fruits and makes a leading specialty of fine fruits and 
early vegetables. The firm also handle all kinds of 
country produce, such as apples and potatoes, etc. Con- 
signments are constantly received, and quick sales and 
prompt returns have always been a fixed rule of the 
house The general business done is of the most pros- 
perous annual aggregate and is steadily increasing, the 
house holding a foremost position among the commis- 
sion houses of the city. The goods in stock are sold at 
the highest market prices, and include fruits of all kinds 
in their season, the choicest apples, potatoes and onions, 
and the facilities of this concern are unsurpassed by 
any similar merchant in the city. Six assistants are 
employed and all orders receive prompt attention. Con- 
signments are solicited, and reference is made to 
F. etcher's Bank and Dun and Bradstreet. The tele- 
phone call of the office is 325. Mr. Gold is a native of 
Ohio, but came to Indianapolis when a child. He is 
township trustee, a prominent member of the Commer- 
cial Club and has always been identified with all move- 
ments tending to promote the welfare of the city. The 
firm succeeded G G Holman in 1878, who established 
the house in 18(i4. being the first commission house in 
the city. Mr. Wn. A Miller is the business manager, 
and has been connected with the house continuously 
since July 12, 1870, and owing to his long continued and 
intimate relations with the trade, has done much to de- 
velop and maintain the prosperity and success of the 


113, 114 and 110 South Pennsylvania street, of which 
Mr. J. H. Brinkmeyer is president and Charles C. Mil- 
ler, vice-president. The business was established in 
1860. and has ever since been recognized as the head- 
quarters for the finest brass goods and castings. The 
capital stock of the company is SIO.OHO. fully paid up. 
The foundry and finishing shop is 70x135 feet in dimen- 
sions and two stories in height, the whole of which is 
utilized for business purposes, every appliance being at 
hand for the execution of work in the most efficient and 
satisfactory manner. The line embraces the manufac- 
ture of a full line of brass and bronze castings, heavy 
and light. Large quantities of brass tubings and rods 
are made and an extensive general stock is always car- 
ried, sufficient to meet the regular demand The plant 
has recently been enlarged and completely refitted, and 
the finest facilities are now enjoyed for the manufacture 
of everyth-ng pertaining to the brass line, A specialty 
is made of railroad castings, car bearings and all kinds 
of heavy castings, in which the best materials are used, 
and the productions are absolutely unexcelled by any 
others upon the market. Estimates are given and con- 
tracts of any magnitude are entered into for natural gas 
supplies of every description, the work of the house in 
this important particular, receiving the hearty commen- 
dation of experts and being of the most efficient nature. 
Repairs and job work are also promptly executed by 
skilled workmen under Mr. Brinkmeyer's personal 
supervision. This firm also manufactures a valuable 
patent on brass hose coupling known as the Rice patent, 
for fire purposes, which is a great improvement upon 
those generally used and is undoubtedly destined to sup- 
plant all others. Mr. Brinkmeyer is always willing to 
explain the nature and advantages of this invention and 
those interested should call and examine it before decid- 
ing what to use in this line. Steady employment is 
given to a force of thirty expert hands and all work is 
turned out promptly, while prices are the lowest obtain- 
able for first-class work. Mr. Brinkmeyer is well and 
favorably known in all sections of the community for 
his ability and strict integrity and has justly merited the 
conspicuous success he has achieved. 


Indianapolis has long been the leading center for the 
distribution of goods of every descriptic 


of the country. In the line of 
vehicles, agricultural implements and twine the leading 
house is unquestionably that of Messrs. A. H. Sturte- 
vant & Co. at 68 South Pennsylvania street. Although 
of comparatively recent inauguration the superior facili- 
ties of the house, its influential connections and ample re- 

sources have placed it in the front rank of those engaged 
in this important trade. Four entire floors at the 
above address are utilized, and a very large, varied and 
valuable stock is always carried. The firm act as agents 
for the following well-known manufacturing houses: 
Pekin Plow Company, T. & H Smith & Co., Enterprise 
Carriage Manufacturing Company, Hayes Pump and 
Planter Company, Ligonier Carriage Company, Smal- 
ley Manufacturing Company, Keystone Farm Machine 
Company, Milwaukee Hay Tool Company. The S Free- 
man & Sons Manufacturing Company, Stryker Man- 
ufacturing Company, Genesse Valley Manufacturing 
Company, Gay & Son, and Anderson & Co. A very 
extensive business is transacted in all the productions of 
the above substantial concerns, special attention being 
given to the handling of Pekin plows. Hays' planters. 
Keystone shellers, Missouri drills, Eaton rakes, Mil- 
waukee hay tools, Smalley powers. Enterprise buggiej, 
Ligonier surreys. Smith wagons, Anderson and Gay 
carts, Freeman cutters and Stryker harness. The 
wholesale trade extends to all parts of Ohio and Indi- 
ana. The first floor is devoted to the retail department, 
of which Mr. James M. Elder is the man.iger. This 
gentleman is an expert in his business, and is personally 
coversant with the demands of the trade. He is an 
active, enterprising and honorable business man who 
enjoys the high regard of all who have had dealings 
with him. 


An old established, representative and reputable busi- 
ness house of this city, is that of Mr. L A. Catt. whole- 
sale and retail dealer in flour, mill feed, corn, oats, 
baled hay, straw, etc. It was established in 1878, by 
the present proprietor, in the premises still at 175 West 
Washington street. These premises comprise a com- 
modious store with basement, having an area of 20x300 
feet, and provided with all modern conveniences Here 
is always a large and valuable assortment of choice 
commodities which are obtained from the best produc- 
ing sections of the country. Flour from the best known 
mills of the country is handled in large quantities, also 
mill feed, corn and oats, in all of which lines an exten- 
sive trade has always been the specialty of the house. 
Pressed hay, straw, etc.. are also carried, and livery 
men and others having the care of horses, will find it to 
their advantage to place their orders with Mr. Catt. 
who, purchasing directly from producers, is in a posi- 
tion to offer advantages which can not be obtained from 
any similar concern. He is his own buyer, and, being 
thoroughly conversant with the requirements of the 
trade, his stock is always of the freshest and most desir- 


able character. Mr. Call employs three assistants and 
two delivery wagons, and is prepared to till orders of 
any magnitude at short notice. The telephone call of 
the house is 770, and orders by it receive immediate at- 
tention Mr. Calt is a native of Hancock County, In- 
diana, and has resided in this city smce 1870, where he 
is a leading citizen and deservedly esteemed by all who 
have the honor of his acquaintance. He is a member of 
the Knights of Pythias, Red Men and G. A. R. 


would be difficult to estimate the immense benefit 
ved from the practical work done by that valuable 
the model makers, without whose skilled 
assistance many of the most useful inventions of the 
day would have been entirely lost. The conveniences 
and facilities in this respect in Indianapolis have re- 
cently been materially added to by the establishment 
of the firm of] S. Thurman & Co , at 120 South Penn- 
sylvania street, with all the necessary tools, appliances 
and machinery necessary for the making of drawings, 
tracings, blue prints, patterns and models, the execution 
of experimental work and the perfecting of inventions 
of all kinds. The proprietors are young and ingenious 
gentlemen who are specialists in mechanical work and 
are thoroughly trained designers, whose advice is of 
the most valuable kind, both as regards the ideas em- 
bodied and the most practical method of putting them 
in practice. They employ only skilled and expert work- 
men and personally supervise all work entrusted to 
their care. The firm are also patent solicitors and have 
associates at Washington, D. C , and Ottawa, Canada, 
thereby enabling them to carefully avoid any infringe- 
ment of patents already obtained, and to secure this 
necessary protection and privilege for inventors in both 
Canada and the United States. The specialty of the 

ways, in which a wide field is open to the exercise of 
experience and ingenuity, and the most profitable re- 
sults follow success, Mr. Thurman is the mechanical 
engineer of the firm and superintends the work person- 
ally, making a specialty of perfecting inventions. We 
heartily commend this responsible firm with its perfect 
facilities, influential connections and ample resources 
to the notice of all who are in need of the best advice, 
and the most skillful mechanical assistance in the em- 
bodiment of their ideas regarding improvements of 


An old established and reliable concern u 
apolis actively engaged in monumental work 
handling of foreign and domestic granite, m; 
rustic work, is that of Messrs Boicourt, Tyn 
whose office and warerooms are at 32 and 
sachusetts avenue. This is one of the leading 



and the house receives a large and first-class patronage 
The business now controlled by these gentlemen wa 
founded sixteen years ago by Messrs A, A. McKanit 
]. F. needier and ]. W, Hetherly, the present firm su. 
ceeding to its management in 1891. It has ever been th 
aim of these gentlemen to furnish strictly first-cla: 



be gratified and educated, and for this purpose they are 
prepared with all modern conveniences to turn out any- 
thing required in granite or marble in the highest style 
of art The stone yard is located at 31 and 34 Massa- 
chusetts avenues, and is equipped with the latest im- 
proved machinery, tools and appliances known to the 
trade, while employment is given to a numerous force 
of skilled workmen, marble cutlers, letterers, etc. The 
firm furnish to order statuary, veined Italian and col- 
ored marble mantels, monuments, tiling, headstones, 
memorials, etc. Their work is unrivaled for elegance, 
finish and workmanship, while their prices in all cases 
are extremely moderate. They also undertake contracts 
for supplying wainscoting and tile flooring, and 
interior fitting up of buildings, and offer special in- 
ducements to those requiring this kind of work. All 
the members of the firm are practical in mechanism, 
and are highly regarded in business circles for their 
skill, energy and industry They are now furnishing 
a handsome vault for M T. Hancock of Shrieveport, 
La ; a handsome monument for C. E Thornton, for 
Crown Hill Cemetery, at a cost of $1,200; an elegant 
monument for Greenwood Cemetery, incorporated com- 
pany with thirty-four names on it; a $1,200 monument 
for Pastiel Dorrell. for Greenwood Cemetery; a $1,200 
monument for Mr. Stanley, going to New Castle, Ind.; 
also a handsome monument going to Ohio. The firm 
has been established here two years, Mr. Z. T. Boi- 
court having been engaged in this line of business the 
past twenty-one years, ten years in Greensburg and rine 
years in Lebanon, this state, prior to his removal here, 
and is a prominent Odd Fellow. His brother, G. W. 
Boicourt, has always been connected in business with 
him, Mr. Tyner is a native of this state 


ne of those representative establishments that has 
iifested such a worthy and legitimate spirit of enter- 
e in the development of the industrial interests of 

kinds of copper and brass work, whose office and works 
are located' at 100 South Delaware street, corner Dela- 
ware and Georgia streets. This business was established 
in 1868 by its present proprietor. The premises occu- 
pied comprise copper works, 25x85 feet in dimensions, 
and a warehouse 20x30 feet in area. These are per- 
fectly adapted for the purpose of the business, and are 
provided with every necessary facility. Mr. Langsenkamp 
manufactures a general line of copper work for distil- 
lers' and brewers' use such as brew kettles, beer 
coolers, gas generators, soda fountains, jacket and 
candy kettles, false bottoms, stills, etc. He also 
deals in sheet copper and brass, copper and brass 
tubing, and at all times carries a very heavy stock. It 
naturally goes without saying that the manufacturing 
facilities of this concern are unsurpassed, the machinery 
and appliances combining to render the establishment 
to take rank among the best managed and most success- 
ful of its type engaged in this line of business through- 
out the length and breadth of the western continent. 
Mr. Langsenkamp was born in Germany, and has re- 
sided m this city since 1854, where he is most highly re- 
garded both as a manufacturer and useful citizen. 



ade is one of the most d 
Sound judgment, corr 

possession ot these qualifications, coupled with large 

sources, that has placed the old house of M 

ley & McCrea in the front rank of the American 



linery trade The business was established in 1865, and 
has had a career of solid prosperity. The house has al- 
ways been conducted upon correct principles, and the 
copartners bring to bear the widest range of practical 
experience and thorough knowledge of the wants of the 
trade. The premises occupied are spacious, centrally 
located and elaborately fitted up. The building is a 

very handsome, modern five story structure, fronting 
on Meridian, Louisiana and McCrea streets, the lat- 
ter being the principal entrance. The dimen- 
sions are 33 feet front by 202>^ in depth, with an L 
20x80 feet in size. The establishment is the most at- 
tractive in its equipment of any in the United States, 
and reflects the highest credit upon the proprietors 
The ofl^ces are fitted up in cabinet trim, while the show 
rooms are most elaborate, each floor being beautifully 
finished in white and gilt, while large show cases, tables, 
etc, , afford perfect opportunity for the display of goods. 
The firm are direct importers of all the latest modes in 
Parisian millinery, including flowers, feathers and or- 
naments in the greatest variety, Trimmed hats and 
bonnets are always found, accurate indicators of the 
correct styles, and milliners will find here a large in- 
struction department, where the art is thoroughly taught 
by experts. The firm secures employment for many 
expert milliners, among its thousands of customers, and 
are always ready to furnish reliable help to the trade. 
The stock is the heaviest and most complete in this line 
that is to be found between New Yorkand Chicago, and is 
excelled by none in either of the above cities. Thoroughly 
understanding the wants of the best class of trade, the 
firm are prepared to promptly fill all orders at prices 
which cannot be duplicated elsewhere. This is also 
headquarters for full lines of straw goods, fancy goods, 
etc Importing and buying direct from the manufac- 
turers, the firm enjoys facilities commandsd by no other 
wholesale millinery house, and the sales now annually 
exceed three-quarters of a million dollars. A staff of 
fiftepn travelers are required upon the road, covering 
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio. Kentucky, Tennessee and 
Georgia. Upwards of fifty hands are employed in the 
store, and the concern is one of the most important in 
Indianapolis. Messrs Fahnley & McCrea are both uni- 
versally respected and well known in the mercantile 
circles of America, and have won a great and deserved 
success in this staple branch of wholesale trade. 


For many years nearly all the ladies', misses' and 
children's cloaks and suits were manufactured in New 
York city. Latterly, however, through the skill, enter- 
prise, and resources of local manufactures, these goods 
are now produced in this city quite equal to any im- 
ported or domestic specialties. Prominent among the 
representative concerns actively engaged in this im- 
portant industry is that of the F. E, Fuller Cloak and 
Suit Company, whose cloak parlors and sales rooms 
are located at S:| 85 and 87 East Washington street. 

This business was founded in ]887, and in 1888 was 
duly incorporated under the state laws with ample capi- 
tal, and the following gentlemen as its officers, viz.: Mr, 
]. Siegel of Chicago, president; Mr. F. E Fuller of In- 
dianapolis, treasurer, and Mr, M Soulmon, treasurer. 
The premises comprise two floors, each 25x190 feet in 
area, The company manufactures all the garments sold 
by them, and this department is fully equipped with all 
modern appliances A large force of skilled operatives 
are employed, and the trade of the house is steadily 
increasing. They use superior and carefully selected 
materials, and turn out cloaks thai are absolutely un- 
rivaled for finish, elegance of design and uniform excel- 
lence. Not only aie the F E. Fuller Company's cloaks 
outwardly and apparently equal to the best, but the 
hidden material and the work not open to inspection is 
exactly what it purports to be These cloak parlors 
are the largest in the west, and in addition to ladies' 
suits and cloaks, they also carry a full and complete 
stock of all the leading novelties of the season, includ- 
ing furs, shawls, dress goods of all kinds, lace curtains, 
rugs, blankets, etc. This is the leading house of its 
kind in the city, and employs forty clerks in its different 
departments, Mr F. E, Fuller is highly regarded in 
trade circles for his skill and integrity, and has always 
lived up to his rule of giving customers a full equivalent 
for their money in best and most artistic garments that 
can be produced. 


Nowhere in the world has the manufacture of stoves 
and ranges been brought to greater perfection as regards 
beauty of design and practical utility than in the United 
Stales. Of the many diflerent kinds which have be- 
come popular favorites with the people, the " Magnet '' 
stoves and ranges deserve a leading place. These 
have been steadily improved during recent years, 
and stand to-day as absolutely unexcelled by any 
others upon the market. They are made in 
many different sizes and styles, so as to suit 
the wants of all, and are in great demand throughout 
the country because of their great heating qualities, 
economy and artistic appearance. The laws of combus- 
tion have been carefully studied in their design, and 
consequently the maximum results are obtained with a 
given quantity of fuel. The Famous Stove Company 
of Indianapolis, composed of Messrs J. W. and J. H. 
Parkhurst. handle these celebrated goods exclusively 
and control a large and rapidly growing wholesale trade 
throughout the states of Indiana. Illinois. Ohio. Mis- 
souri. Kansas and Michigan, keeping three experienced 


salesmen const ntiy upon the road. They occupy three 
spacious floors at 135 South Meridian street having a 
depth of 20U feet, which are stocked with a varied and 
beautiful assor ment of Magnet stoves, etc, , of every 
size and style An inspection of this stock gives one an 
excellent idea of the perfection attained in this country 
in the manufacture of these household necessities, and 
enables us to understand the popular favor with which 

these particular goods have been received. Mr. J. W. 
Parkhurst is thoroughly experienced in this line, having 
been a charter member of the Wells Manufacturing 
Company of this city, with whom he held the position 
of secretary and treasurer for two years. Mr. J. H. 
Parkhurst has been a resident of Indianapolis for sev- 
eral years, and is an able and practical business man 
Both gentlemen are natives of this state, and are well 
and favorably known among business men and citizens 


Indianapolis has offered and still offers splendid op- 
portunities for active, enterprising business men, and 
among those who have profited by the growth and pros- 
perity of the city, is the firm of Balke & Krauss, deal- 
ers in lumber, lime. coal. etc. These gentlemen com- 
menced business operations in 1S83 as dealers in lime, 
sewer pipe and builders' supplies, and in 1887 added 
lumber. In 1889 they purchased the planing mill prop- 
erty owned and operated by R. B. Emerson & Son for 
a period of twenty-two years previously, fitied it up 
throughout with new improved wood machinery, erected 
additional warehouses, and generally increased the fa- 
cilities, and have since been doing a large, prosperous 

and steadily growing business. The premises occupied 
consist of two spacious yards, 134x430 feet, at the cor- 
ner of Market and Missouri streets, extending through 
to West street. The planing mill fronts on Market 
street, and is 66x20U feet in dimensions. Steam power 
is employed in the mill, the services of fifty-five hands 
and nine teams are brought into requisition, and they 
handle from 300 to 350 car-loads of lumber annually. 
A side track from the Big Four railroad— Chicago di- 
vision—affords every convenience for receiving material 
and for shipping purposes. Messrs. Balke & Krauss 
deal in all kinds of building and hardwood lumber, 
lath, shingles, pickets, fence posts, etc ; also hard and 
soft coal of a superior quality, cement, plaster, hair, 
sewer and flue pipe, fire brick and clay, and manu- 
facture largely hardwood mantels, sash, doors, blinds, 
builders' finish and woodwork for interior and exterior 
decorative purposes. Orders and contracts are filled 
promptly, and the trade is of the most substantial 
character. Mr. Chas. R. Balke is a native of Indian- 
an active Freemason. Mr. Wm. G, 
irn in Germany, and has resided in this 
: years. He is a 32d degree Mason — 
They are both progressive business 
men of unquestioned reputation, and prominent mem- 
bers of the Builders' Exchange, Board of Trade and 
the Commercial Club. 




ng pr, 

1 pron 


the trade of wood 
turning and scroll sawing Messrs. Wachs & Gerlach 
have gained this eminent position. Mr. William Wachs, 
who is of German birth, came to the United States in 
1853. and to Indianapolis in 1869. Twelve years ago 
he founded his present concern, and by industry, 
coupled with a straightforward system of honorable 
dealing, he at once placed it on a sound and substantial 
footing. In 1888 he admitted to partnership his nephew. 
William Gerlach, who was born in Alexandria, Ky , and 
has resided in this city since 1884. Five years ago the 
firm erected the two-story brick building which they 
now occupy at 173 Blake street. It is '30x30 feet in 
area, and is perfectly equipped with all the latest im- 
proved and best perfected machines, tools and appli- 
ances, operated by a ten-horse power engine of modern 
make and pattern. Three skilled hands are employed, 
the proprietors exercising close personal supervision 
over every department The range of work includes 

plain and fancy turning of all kinds, scroll sawing, 
manufacture of newels, balusters, barber poles. 
Orders are solicited and are executed with neatness 
dispatch, and at moderate prices The partners 
gentlemen of the highest standing in the trade. 
Wachs is an influential member of the Turn Halle. 


The question of food supplies is one of the first ■ 
which the human family have to grapple, and vie\ 

furnishes the largest share toward the solution of the 
problem of feeding the masses. In such connection we 
make due reference to the popular house of Mrs J M 
Hunter, located at 184 West Washington street- This 
enterprise was established in 1876. by Mr. G. W. Pain- 
ter, who conducted same until his death in 1879. Mr. 
S L. Winings assumed and maintained control until 
1884. when Mr. George R Hug became the purchaser, 
keeping it only until 1886. when Mr. ]. M. Hunter be- 


and 1 

M. «unter, wife of de- 
ceased, took up the work of her husband, and with the 
assistance of Mr. A. A. Hunter as manager, will perpet- 
uate her husband's memory by the establishment of one 
of the best and largest houses in the city for staple and 
fancy groceries The premises occupied are of ample di- 
mensions, and contain a fine stock of bottle sauces, pick- 
les.etc. The house makes a specialty of fine teas, coffees 
and sugars. The trade is both wholesale and retail, and ex- 
tends through Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. When Mr. 
J. M. Hunter assumed control the business was very 
much run down, being valued at only $800 per 
month. In six years, through his efficient man- 
agement, it was valued at $53,000 per year. Mr 
J. M. Hunter was an energetic, honorable busi- 
ness man, prominent alike in social and commer- 
cial circles, and beloved by all for his affable and win- 
ning manner. His death left an aching void not only 
in the home, but in business circles. The present man- 
ager, Mr. A. A. Hunter, has had sole management of 
the establishment for three years, the last two years of 
Mr. J. M. Hunter's life having been spent in California 
in an unsuccessful quest for health. Mr. A. A. Hunter 
is a native of Indiana and a prominent member of the 
Knights of Honor, and no effort is spared on his part to 
please and satisfy each and every one of the numerous 
patrons. Both Mrs. J. M. Hunter and Mr. A. A. Hun- 
ter have always been active in church work, and have 
each set aside one-tenth of their income for the assist- 
ance of church enterprises 



The enormous increase in the demand for carriage 
and wagons of all grades has rendered their manufac- 
ture a prominent industry in all parts of the United 
States. Indianapolis has long been regarded as a lead- 
ing source of supply in this line, and one of the oldest, 
best-known and most reliable houses engaged in it is 


that of John Guedelhoefer, This house 
prominent as manufactuiers uf vehicles ot all descrip- 
tions for draft and business purposes. Mr. Guedel- 
hoefer is a native of Germany, and has resided in In- 
dianapolis since 1869. He has been trained in the art 
of carriage making from his youth up. and possesses 
an intimate knowledge of all the details of the business 
and the requirements of the public in the direction of 
trade. He founded his present concern in a very small 
way in 1873, at first occupying on South street a shop, 
only 12 feet square. But the superior excellence of his 
work soon attracted the attention of the trade, and the 
business developed at a very rapid rate. In 1886 he 
purchased a triangular piece of ground at the junction 
of West Georgia street and Kentucky avenue, and at 
once proceeded to erect the commodious buildings now 
occupied by him. These consist of a blacksmith shop, 
50x60 feet, a wagon factory. 20x80 feet, and a paint and 
finish shop. 40x100 feet in dimensions. The business 
is still rapidly increasing, and in the early part of 18'J;^ 
he was obliged to enlarge his buildings by an addition 
of 60x100 feet. Steam power is at hand, and from twenty 
to twenty-five skilled workmen are employed. All the 
operatives of the house are conducted under the per- 
sonal supervision of Mr Guedelhoefer. thus insuring 
only such products as will withstand the most critical 
tests, both in regard to the materials used in their con- 
, and the workmanship employed. The work 
:uted by hand, and the vehicles here turned 
nsurpassed by any in ihe market for strength, 

lightness, ease of draft and thorough reliability, while 
tho prices which prevail are such as challenge compe- 
tition. Prompt attention is given to repairing and gen- 
eral jobbing, and the trade of the house is large and 
active. Mr. Guedelhoefer is a prominent member of 
the Carriage Builders' Association. The telephone call 
of the office is 287. 

HEEB & 0S30RN. 

nerit and etticiency the Indianapolis 
Business University is the most solid and successful ed- 
ucational establishment in the West. This university 
is the outcome of a business school established in 1850 
by Mr. W. M. Scott, and conducted by him for some 
years, passing later under the c 'Utrol of Messrs. Thomas 
J. Bryant and P R. Spencer until 1864. It then be- 
came one of the many Bryant & Stratton colleges. In 
1885 the various interests were consolidated into the 
Indianapolis Business University, Messrs. Emmet J, 
Heeb and Elisba B, Osborn assuming charge of the in- 
stitution in 1887 Mr. Heeb is an experienced business 
educator who had directed the affairs of the concern 
for several ye'^rs previously, and now acts as manager. 
The superintendent of instruction. Mr. Elisha B. Os- 
born, is an expert accountant and business educator of 
sixteen years' experience, and has been with the univer- 
sity since 1886. It is desirably located, since 1874 on 
the fourth floor of the When Block, and has a frontage 
of 140 feet on Pennsylvania street. The depth of the 
place is lUO feet, divided into eight spacious, well- 
lighted, ventilated and cheery front rooms, with ample 
room for the accommodation of 700 students. The in- 
stitution is open the year round, and a night school is 
also maintained. A full business course includes book- 
keeping, commercial arithmetic, business penmanship, 
commercial law, correspondence, grammar, spelling, 
business papers, banking, business practice and office 
training lectures. The shorthand course comprises 
phonography, dictation and amanuensis work, reporting 
and speeding, office training, typewriting, penmanship, 
correspondence and spelling. Then there are combi- 
nation courses. Eight first-class and competent teach- 
ers being employed for the main departments, besides a 
number of assistant teachers Students come here from 
all parts of the United States, and the high regard in 
which the university is held may be inferred from the 
large enrollment of 542 scholars in 1892. Ladies are 
here afforded equal facilities with gentlemen in every 
department. Messrs Heeb & Osborn are thorough dis- 
nplished gentlemen, 



J of the 


The- Madison Brewing Company for many year ^ past 
has deservedly maintained a high reputation for its 
products, ranking on a par with the most eminent con- 
cerns of its kind in the West. The brewery is located 
at Madison, Ind , on the banks of the Ohio river, where 
it has been in existence over forty years, being, in fact, 
the oldest brewery in the state. An immense business 
is done there, both in the brewing and bottling of their 
celebrated Madison XXX ale and porter, Pilsener, 
Bohemian and export beer, the two latter being a lead- 
ing specialty, their superior excellence rendering them 
fast sellers everywhere. This brewery has an annual 
producing capacity of 200,000 barrels, the bottling 
capacity also being very large, and is second to few, if 
any, establishments in the state. The plant is com- 
plete, modern in construction, and covers a large acre- 
age of ground, consisting of store-houses, brew-houses, 
offices, boiler-houses, ice macnine and refrigerator 
houses, wash-houses, malt-houses, elevators, bottling- 
houses, stables, cooper shops, shipping and packing de- 
partments. The large and increasing demands made 
upon the resources of the company has urged upon 
them the necessity, within the past year, of completely 
overhauling and enlarging the entire premises. New 
and improved machinery has been put in, three new ice 
machines hive been added, along with other features 
that have greatly increased the facility for rapid work 
and the efficiency of the means in turning out superior 
products. The present capacity of the bottling branch 
is forty barrels per day. The president of the company 
is Mr. John Ross; the vice-president, Mr. James Hill; 
the secretary, Mr. Charles A. Korbly; the superin- 
tendent, Mr. A. C. Griener. The distributing point for 
the products of this reliable establishment is Indianapo- 
lis, an agency having been started here about seven 
years ago and placed in charge of Mr. George O. Grif- 
fin This estimable gentleman has most ably demon- 
strated his admirable business capacity by the great 
impetus he has given to the company's trade, the wide- 
spread and growing reputation of the Madison Brewery 
in these parts proving him to be fully wide awake and 
progressive, and the right man in the right place. 
The agency quarters, at 86 and 83 South Delaware 
street, are central and commodious, comprising two 
spacious floors and a basement, having dimensions of 
45x200 feet. These premises are well adapted to the 
purpose in view, and are most adequately equipped with 


boxes, cold storage capacity, etc., wiih ample accommo- 
dations for several car loads of beer There are also 
elevators to facilitate the handling of the large stock 
that is constantly kept on hand and leceived daily 
direct from the brewery in car-load lots. The goods 
emanating from the Madison Brewery, and particularly 
the old XXX Madison Ale and Porter, have a national 
reputation for purity and superior flavor, possessing 
rare tonic strength that recommends them especially 
as a health-giving beverage of high class Only the 
best malt and imported Bavarian hops are used, and 
they are so carefully and scientifically treated as to 
bring out a product that is unsurpassed in general ex- 
cellence. Moreover, the prime quality of the beer is 
enhanced by the large storage facilities of the brewery 
that allow large quantities to lie in stock, and thus ac- 
quire that maturity which is an important essential 
omitted by many breweries less fully equipped than the 
Madison. Mr. Griffin controls a large trade among pri- 
vate families, hotels, cafes, dealers, etc.. giving steady 
employment to fifteen hands, and keeps eight delivery 
wagons constantly running to all parts of the city 


A deservedly successful and ably conducted house in 
Indianapolis, and which receives a very large share of 
public support and patronage is that of Mr, Julius Mies- 
sen, the widely known confectioner and caterer, at 41 
East Nortd street. Mr, Miessen, who is a native of 
Germany, founded this prosperous house in ISVS, in 
premises located at 180 Virginia avenue. His business 
from the start assumed large proportions, and in Decem- 
ber. 1890. he was compelled to seek more spacious 
quarters at his present address. Here he occupies a 
ground floor and basement, each having an area of 3l.'x60 
feet. The manufacturing and baking departments are 
in the basement and are thoroughly equipped with the 
most modern and latest improved appliances, while sev- 
eral skilled confectioners and bakers are employed. The 
store, on the ground floor, together with ice cream par- 
lors in the rtar. are very handsomely fitted up in oak 
and present a very attractive and inviting appearance 
A massive soda-water fountain adds to the completeness 
of the equipment, and a large and varied stock, renewed 
daily, is carried. Mr. Miessen makes all kinds of pure 
and wholesome sweetmeats and bon-bons, ices and ice 
creams, cakes, pies, bread, jellies, meats, salads, etc. 
He makes a specialty of supplying all the delicacies in 
season for banquets, balls, wedding parties and the fam- 
ily table, and his services are in continued demand. 
His prices are always moderate, and ordrrs receive im- 
mediate attention The telephone call is ViV^ 


A ho 

)se manufactures have commanded such 
attention that they have been shipped not only to all 
parts of the United States, but to Europe, South Amer- 
ica, Mexico and other parts of the civilized world, is 
justly regarded with pride by all our citizens. Such a 
is that of the \V. ] 
Company, located 
f 6^ a - I ITr^l" 85 and 87 East South ; 

engaged in his 
table fact that 
comfortable, CO 
operating table ever invented. 

Mattoon, 111 . 

', and has e\er since been 

line of trade. It is an indispu- 

devised and perfected the most 

nd useful operating chair and 

These are made from 

apholstered i 

leather of any desired color, silk or mohaii 
special styles and designs, and are not only practically 
useful, but are highly ornamental to any apartmt-nt 
The manner in which these chairs and tablts can be 

inclined, tilted and operated is little short of marvel- 
ous, and renders them an absolute necessity to all phy- 
sicians and surgeons. In fact, it has come to be recog- 
nized that no parlors, office, etc., utilized by these pro- 
fessional gentlemen is complete without one of Allison's 
chairs or tables. The Allison Combination Instrument 
Cabinet is also deserving of special commendation, as 
being the only one which is thoroughly aseptic and 
proof against dust and dampness The company also 
pays particular attention to all orders for phypicians' 
specialties, supplies and furniture, and as they employ 
none but experts in each department, and have a thor- 
ough knowledge of the requirements of these profes- 

sional gentlemen, they are in a position to give them 
complete satis action as regards quality and prices A 
l.Trge stock of articles made on the spot is always car- 
ried, and the splendid four-story structure utilized by 
the company is always open to those who wish to ex- 
amine the working of the articles, or to see how care- 
fully they are made. Steady employment is given to a 
large number of expert workmen, among whom are 
ried, and the most skillful cabinet makers, finishers, up- 
holsterers, etc., in the country. Six experienced travel- 
ing salesmen are kept upon the road, and a large num- 
ber of local agents are scattered throughout the country. 
The company have found it necessary to establish an 
office af 1530 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 111., and at 44 
St. Mary Axe, London, E C , England, in order to 
fully meet the growing requirements of their trade. 
Mr Allison was elected to the important and responsi- 
ble position of city clerk in Mattoon just before leaving 

Club and 'the Masonic body in this city. 




the representati\ 

e whole 

sale boot a 

nd shoe 

Indianapolis spec 

al I otic 

3 is due to 

he firm 

cl<s & Cooper. \ 

ho are 

the oldest 

in this 

in the 

state. The busir 

ess was 





ago by V. K, H 


under the 

style of 

V. K- Hendricks & Co , and fifteen years ago Mr. W,D 
Cooper became a member of the firm, the present firm 
name being then adopted. The premises utilized for 
business purposes comprise an entire three-story and 
basement building, 85 and 87 South Meridian street, 
which has dimensions of 33x190 feet. They carry a 
varied assortment of boots, shoes, slippers and rubbers 
of all styles and sizes in medium and fine grades. The 
firm maintains close and favorable relations with manu- 
facturers, which enables them to keep at all limes a well 
aasorted stock. They offer exceptional inducements to 
retailers in variety, quality and prices, and do a large 
and steadily increasing jobbing trade throughout the 
territory tributary to Indianapolis, which requires the 
constant services of five traveling salesmen and a full 
indoor staff. Mr. V. K. Hendricks, the founder, started 
business in a small way on Washington street in 1859. 
The members of the firm were among the pioneers on 
Meridian street. They have but recently occupied the 
'arge and beautiful rooms above referred to, 85 and 87 
South Meridian street, immediately south of their 
old stand. Mr. Cooper's long experience in the jobbing 
boot and shoe business, and his favorable and pleasant 
acquaintance with the trade of this locality, has added 
much to the success and prosperity of the house Both 

3bers of the fir 

men and 

omers and friends 


A financial institution which has in the highest degree 
retained the confidence of the public, and has pursued 
an eminently prosperous career, is the Meridian National 
Bank. Its high standing and unusual popularity is due 
to the sound and conservative policy ever pursued by its 
executive. President Gallup's keen insight into the 
current of trade and the state of the money market has 
become generally recognized, and bis close attention to 
the guidance of the affairs of the bank has been continu- 
ous ever since the bank's incorporation in 1871, and in 
which year Mr. Gallup was elected president, having re- 
tained the chair for a number of years. The best proof 
of the bank's solid prosperity is best shown by its last 

has a cash capital of $200, UUO, 





Wholesale Boots and Shoes, 


fund of *150,0C0, besides an additional sum of S:«,64G in 
undivided profits. It is the popular favorite with active 
business men and has the accounts of many of the lead- 
ing concerns in town. Its individual deposits average 
near $900,000, while its total of deposits reaches over 
$1,300000. Its loans and discounts average over $1,- 
000,000, thus insuring large earnings. In every respect 
the bank's condition is most creditable to the officers and 
directors. The bank transacts a general business, re- 
ceiving the accounts of banks, bankers, corporations and 
individuals, discounting approved commercial paper, 
buying and selling foreign exchange, issuing drafts on 
Europe, and making collections on all points. In this 
field the bank has most desirable connections, among its 
correspondents being the Fourth National Bank of New 
York, Merchants' National of Chicago, First National 
Bank of Cincinnati, First National of Boston, Fourth 
National of St. Louis, Central National Bank of Cleve- 
land, Central National of Philadelphia, Merchants of 
Baltimore, and Bank of Commerce of Louisville. To 
those out of town having collections to make here the 
Meridian National offers special facilities and lowest 
rates- President Gallup is one of the leading capitalists 
of Indianapolis, and is one of the recognized authorities 
in financial circles. Mr. Frederick Fahnley, the vice- 
president, is a successful business man, head of the 
largest wholesale millinery house between New York and 
Chicago. Mr. A. F. Kopp, the cashier, has been identi- 
fied with the bank since 1873 and was appointed cashier 
in 1885. He brings to bear special qualifications, and is 
universally popular with customers. The gentlemen 
named above and Messrs. Henry Wetzel, J. E. Robert- 
son, G. A. Schnull and William Haueisen form the 
Board of Directors, in every respect able and representa- 

premises at 8 East Washington street, having heavy 
cabinet finished oak fixtures, with vault and all the mod- 
ern conveniences. This is in every respect a model 

to the solid growth and development of Indianapolis. 


There are few establishments in Inc 
can refer to a prosperous existence of close c 
century under one management. Such, however, is the 
record of the well-known drug house of Mr. Geo. W. 
Sloan, at 32 West Washington street. Sloan's pharmacy 
is one of many the oldest and most noted drug establish- 
ments in the city, was founded by Mr. Sloan, and 
during the many years that have since intervened it has 
been a leading and popular purchasing center, a 



position it still retains in the face of ihe fiercest com 
petition. The store is vety commodious, having an are^ 
of 25x100 feet. It is handsomely and appropriately fur- 
nished with all the latest modern improvements, includ 
ing large display windows, marble cou 
beautiful soda water fountain, etc. Mr. Sloan keeps 
constantly on hand the largest and most complete stock 
of drugs, medicines and chemicals to be found in the city; 
also chemical and pharmaceutical preparations, pro- 
prietary remedies of long and well established merit and 
reputation, toilet and fancy goods, druggists' sundries. 
imported and domestic mineral waters, physicians' and 
surgeons' requisites, and in fact everything pertaining to 
a first-class pharmacy. Mr. Sloan is an extensive manu- 
facturer of tonics, extracts, medicated wines and elixirs, 
Sloan's Carbolized Dentifrices are on sale all over the 
country, and it is the best preparation of the kind on the 
market. Among other articles prepared here are Sloan's 
Beef, Iron and Wine, Sloans Cod Liver Oil Emulsion, 
etc. He is ex-president of the American 
cal Association, and is also a charter i 
Board of Trade, being one of its govern 
and a member of the Commercial Club, 


A leading and popular source of supply 
choice meats in the section of the city i 
located is that of Mr Henry Nicolai, at 9 
setts avenue. Mr. Nicolai is a live, wide-awake r 
much enterprise and excellent business aptitude, a 
joys a large first-class patronage He has been 
lished in business since 1869. and in 1891 bui 
handsome New York granite front building in wh 
is now located The store is fitted up with oak fi 
and a refrigerator of 5,000 pound capacity. In size i; 
18x80 feet, and all the surroundings are m keeping w 
the character and a model of neatness and cleanline 
Every day Mr. Nicolai receives the choi 
fresh meats of all kinds, and always keeps in stock salt 
and smoked meats and sausage and bologna of his own 
manufacture. He cures all meats sold by him, and ob- y~^ 
tains his supplies from the best producing sources. He ig^ 
handles only the choicest to be obtained, and can always 
guarantee^verything placed before patrons, and prices 
are always the lowest. Four assistants are employed, -r,— 
and delivery teams are always in active service, Mr. "' 
Nicolai.who wasborn in Evansville. Ind . has resided in 
Indianapolis since 1851, He is a veteran of the war 
and served in the 68ih Indiana Infantry. He belongs 
to the Geo. H Thomas Post, G, A,^^ . and the Union 
Veteran Legion, Camp 80, and the Odd Fellows and 




The live stock commi-.sion bu-,ine5s in Indianapolis is 
admittedly one of the most important and influential fac- 
tors of the rapid development of the city's trade and 
commercial pre-eminence. Among the old established 
and leading followers of this line of enterprise are the 
members of the well-known firm of Fort. Johnston & 
Co., whose offices are in the Exchange Building at the 
Union Slock Yards. This business was inaugurated in 
1878 by Messrs. Barnhizer and W. M Johnston, suc- 
ceeded by Messrs. Fort & Johnston, and from its incep- 
tion obtained a foremost position in the trade, which 
the house has ever since most ably maintained. In 
l»S8 Messrs, E. M Wilkinson & Brother acquired an 
interest in the concern, and the present style of firm 
title was then adopted. Mr. Fort is one of the oldest 
stock men in this section, having been identified with 
the business since 1873, and is always alive to the fluc- 
tuations and needs of the market. The premises util- 
ized as offices are neatly fitted up, and the facilities 
enjoyed by the firm are A 1 in every respect. Their 
trade is of immense proportions, from two to three mil- 
lion dollars' worth of stock annually passing through 
' ■ ■ ' They receive daily 

attle, sheep and hogs fr 


■liable s. 
nd othe 

and do a very heavy trade with the local packers, butch- 
ers and dealers, as well as large shipping business with 
New York, Baltimore, Richmond, Buffalo, Pittsburgh 
and Chicago. Daily sales are held, and are attended 
by the representatives of the leading packers and deal- 
ers in the country. No firm can offer to breeders and 
shippers such undoubted advantages of a quick and 
profitable market, while to the trade they can at all 
limes guarantee the fulfillment of all commissions and 
orders, of whatever magnitude, in a prompt and satis- 
1,-ictory manner. They ' "' ' ' 


tted for the prompt 
i rendered and proceeds 


and i 

ber of the Commercial Club, Mr. Johnston occupied the 
first office in the new building at the Stock Yards. He 

zinc mines in Barry County, Missouri. Messrs. Wilk- 
inson & Bro. are engaged in the grain trade at Knights- 
town, Ind , and are also connected with the Citizens 
First National Bank of that town. The members of the 
firm are all men of great business experience and ability, 
and combine to form the most influential, as well as 
most substantial firm engaged in this line of trade. 



A leading feature of the great industries of Indian 
lis is the trade in lumber and building materials. 1 
Dterprise displayed by those handling and manufact 



03-120 No 

large and growing trade 
which adds greatly to 
the commercial welfare 
of our city. The house 
of the Foster & Ben- 
nett Lumber Company, 

this sta 

e. The m 


ton o 

this relia 



n lumber 



circles car 

with il 


conlidence enjojed 


a grea 

er degree 


proof posi 


covLnnR a ground area of three acres, and with its 
splendid equipment of modern machinery and ingenious 
labor saving devices, is the most complete mill in the 
state. The planing mill, sash, door and blind factory 
include a two-story building, 14('xl80 feet in area, and 

The ample switch 
r" railway afford splf 
lus shipments. The p 

ed and finished lumbei 

iiiatfJiU lii'i ii 


)duct includes all kinds 
sash, doors, blinds, fram 
mouldings, etc., th 
specialty being vene 
ed doors and fineint 
ior finish, the finest n 
terial being used 


ness has been m sue 

cessful operation sinct T^74 \\h nit 1 m I 1 1 \ 

Messrs. C. C. Foster & Co In 1^ 4 it u .n rj: r t ! 
as the C. C- Foster Lumber Compiny with a capitil ot 
$50,000, and in 1890 was reorganized under its present 
style with an increased capital of $150 000 The trade 
conducted in the different branches is widespread and 
commanding in proportions. The plant of the com- 

ery c 



workmanship of the 
products having long 
been recognized and 
duly appreciated in the 
market. The connec- 
tions of the house with 

able opportunity of the 
market for the procure- 
ment of lumber of any 
description. and to offer 

trade as regards relia- 
bility of goods and lib- 
erally of terms and 
prices which command 
attention and challenge 
successful competition. 
The president, Mr C, 
C Foster, is one of the 
vice presidents of the 

member of the Board of 
Trade, presid-^nt of the 


ags As 

/lutual Home Sav- 
and Loan Associa- 
a member of the 


V Ir.aiie buil 

ings A 100 horse 


there is a «xl8 fool 


le lurna 

ces are arrange 

d either to burn nat 

ral gas 


vings. Thew 

arehouse and offices 


irame building 

40x160 feet in dimensions, 

75 to 100 men being 

steadily employed. 



5 large sheds 

or the storage of d 

ry and 

the Commercial and the Columbia clubs. Mr. H. T. 
I-ii-nnett, the vice-president and treasurer, is a member 
of the Commercial Clnb and the Builders' Exchange. 
Mr. Louis A. Budenz. the secretary, who has been iden- 
tified with the business for ten years past, is a member 
of the Commercial tlub and sectrelary of the Keystone 
Land and Improvement Company. 



The largest, finest and most compl 

bottling ( 

of Indiana is that of Messrs 
Jacob Met2ger& Co., at 30 and 33 East Maryland street. 
Mr. Metzger.who is the sole proprietor, began the busi- 
ness in 1877 and in 1884, the trade bad expanded to such 
proportions as to render increased facilities absolutely 
necessary. Accordingly with his usual enterprise, he 
erected his present handsome and spacious building. 

four stones %Mtl basement in heuht 11x118 feet, 

equipment of all machinery driven by j " ' 
steam engine and all modern appliances known to the 
business Mr Metzger is the sole bottler of the P. 
Lieber Brewing Company's celebrated export Tafel 
beer, and is a large dealer and bottler in foreign and do- 
mestic beers, ales, porters, wines and mineral waters, 
his trade which is wholesale exclusively, covering thi? 
states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. Among 
the high grade goods he handles may be mentioned the 
productions of the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company of 
Milwaukee, Wis.. Old Time Ale and Porter, Carling's 
Ale. Porter and Half and Half, Bass' Ale. Guinness' 
Extra Stout, Dog's Head Bass Ale, McMullen's White 
Label Bass Ale, Hunyadi Water. Appollinaris Water. 

orn. Congress and Vichy, Martinsville Mineral Water. 
Delatour Soda Water, Kentucky Blue Lick Water,Import- 
ed and Domestic Ginger Ale. Imported Club Soda Water, 
Foreign and Domestic Wines of every kind. Blackberry 
brandy. Foreign and Domestic Champagnes. His stock 
is absolutely unrivaled for variety, delicacy, purity or 
general excellence, and his goods are favorites wherever 
introduced. He has recently added to his business a 
perfect equipment for the manufacture of carbonated 
goods, together with a Burnstead Still for distilling pure 
water which is used for Syphon Seltzer, ginger ale and 
all soda waters, and is the most wholesome that can be 
made. Mr. Metzger is a native of Germany, but came 
to this city in 1850, and is prominent in business circles 
and enjoys the esteem of the community and all with 
whom he has business relations. He is a member of 
the Commercial Club 

Victoria beltzer in jugs. 
Water, Cloveidale Lithia Wa 


Waters, Haih 


The substantial progress that a city makes during any 
given period is perhaps due more to that class of real 
estate dealers who have identified themselves closely 
with the welfare of the place, and prefer to see and aid 
her steady growth, rather than to assist in those unnat- 
ural inflations so aptlv termed "booms." In the front 
rank in this class, who have done much to place Indian- 
apolis in her present prosperous condition, are the firm 
of Messrs. Dyer & Rassmann, whose offices are eligibly 
located at 31 Circle street. These gentlemen began 
business in 1882. and have gradually formed the most 
inlluential connections, until they transact the largest 
renting business in the city. They conduct a genei al 
real estate business in buying, selling, renting and ex- 
changing realty, loaning money up to sums of S■^'),COO 
upon first-cIass real estate security, the placing of in- 
surance in companies of known stability, and the man- 
agement of estate for non-resident owners, keeping 
them in the highest productive condition The firm 
have the largest list of properly to rent in the city, and 
can suit all customers in need of stores, offices, manu- 
factories, rooms, flats or houses. They represent the 
fallowing well-known insurance companies: National of 
Hartford. Conn : American of New York; Pbcrnix of 
London. England, and Reading of Pennsylvania, all 
of which are financially strong, and are noted for the 
promptness with which all losses are settled. The 
specialty of the firm is large real estate deals, many of 
which have been carried through most successfully 
Mr. S. M Dyer is a native of Indiana, and a member 
of the Board of Trade and the Commercial and Colum- 

bia Clubs. Mr. E. C. Rassmann was also born in this 
state, and belongs to the Commercial Club, and holds 
the honored position of vice-president of the city coun- 
cil. Both gentlemen have had a long and valuable ex- 
perience in their business, and are recognized as author- 
ities upon values, both present and prospective 


Unquestionably one of the most reliable and popular 
drug stores in this city is that known as Lambur Phar- 
macy, located at 99 Indiana avenue, and of which Mrs. 
Chas. Lambur is the owner, and Mr. W. E. Menden- 
hall the efficient manager. This business was founded 
in 1873 by Dr. Davis, subsequently the firm of Dill & 
Davis was formed, and they were succeeded by Mr. J 
B. Dill Mr Louis Eichrodt, then Dill & Lambur suc- 
ceeded from whom Mr. Chas Lambur purchased the 
business in 18,85. In August, 1891, the lamented de- 
cease of Mr. Charles Lambur to'ok place, and since then 
the business has been conducted by his widow, with the 
assistance of Mr. W. E Mendenhall as manager, a gen- 
tleman who had previously been connected with the 
house for four years. The store occupied is very neatly 
and tastefully fitted up, and is perfect in its equipment, 
every facility and convenience being at hand for the 
handling and attractive display of the large and varied 
stock carried. The latter embraces a full line of pure 
drugs and chemicals, also everything in the line of 
druggists' sundries, physicians' supplies, toilet articles 
perfumes, soaps, proprietary remedies of recognized 
merit, pharmaceutical preparations of Mr Mendenhall's 
superior production, and all the requirements for the 
sick room and nursery. Fine brandies, whiskies and 
wines, both domestic and imported, are carried in stock 
for medicinal purposes. The prescription department 
is under the direct supervision of Mr. Mendenhall, and 
all prescriptions are compounded accurately, special 
care being taken with those prescriptions whose medic- 
inal value depends upon the quality of the materials 
used, and care exercised in their combination. The 
standard preparations of Squibb, Merck and other noted 
American and European chemists only are used in this 
important department, and none but regularly and 
properly qualified assistants are engaged. Mr Men- 
denhall has had a very wide experience extending over 
a period of twelve years, and was brought up in the 
professioi under the guidance of his father, Mr. A B. 
Mendenhall, a prominent druggist of this city. He is 
a pleasant, courteous gentleman, and is hifhly esteemed 
in both business and social circles. 



Indianapolis has become 
bulion for goods of every d 
country extends east, west and south over a 
and prosperous territory. It is the headqi 
Kipp Bros. Co . importers and jobbers of fancy goods 
sporting goods, notions, etc., which has the distinction 
of being the largest and most important house of its 
: of New York. The business was established 
by Messrs. A. and R. Kipp 
Kipp Bros , at its present location, 3V 
nd was developed upc 
until in February, 181)8, the vast interesi 
duly incorporated under the laws of Indiana with a cap 
ital of $160,000, Mr. A Kipp is president, and Mr R 
Kipp secretary and treasurer. The company utilize the 
:-story and basement building at the above ad 
having dimensicms of 45x100 feet, every inch of 

dries, fancy good: 

glassware, dolls, toys, games and books, wooden and w 
baby carriages and fireworks, flags and dec 
rations." Numerous illustrated catalogues of the ditfe 
ent departments are issued, which all interested sh u 
obtain. The 

with the leading manufacturers in Europe and Amcr ca 
which enables the company to at once place in stock new 
goods of all kinds immediately as they are produced 
and they are also enabled to fill any order, no matter 
how large, with the least possble delay The officers 
and heads of departments are gentlemen 
ence and have a thorough practical knowledge of th 
wants of the trade. Steady employment is given to , 
force of forty assistants in the house, and eleven e\pe 
rienced traveling salesmen are kept on the road attend 
and looking after the interests of th 
house throughout the vast territory covered by its oper 
ations, which e.vtends over Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania 
Illinois, Michigan. Neb 

Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky, 
pany's southern sample room being located at Louis 
ville, Ky. The business is one of the most importan 
having its headquarters in this city, and forms no smal 
feature both as regards volume and activity, Messrs 
A. and R Kipp, to whose enterprise foresight and abil 

lonfidence of 
has become a 
recognized as 
they handle. 

uccess is due, enjoy the 
the whole community. The fir 
veritable trade-mark which is everywhe 
; answering the high quality of the goods 


le importance of Indianapolis as one of the great 

cial centers of the United States is forcible demon- 

ed by the record and solid prosperity of her lead- 

lanks. One of the oldest and most thoroughly rep- 

itative in every respect is the Indianapolis National 

I Bank, whose offices are conveniently located corner of 

Washington and Pennsylvania streets. It was duly 

^ organized and incorporated in 1864, under the National 

' response to an urgent demand among 

' the business men of this city and state for increased 
:ial facilities. Mr. Theodore P. Haughey has 
worthily discharged the duties of the presidency from 
I the bank's inception, and its solid prosperity and uni- 
versal popularity is a sufficient indication of the ability 
and integrity of the management. Mr. Henry Latham 
was cashier up to November, 18b8. when he retired and 
J was succeeded by Mr, Edwin E. Rexford, who has been 
identified with the bank since 1873, and was 
ly assistant cashier. He is in every respect spe- 
ially qualified for this post, and customers have prompt 
and efficient service. Mr. W. F. C. Golt is the efficient 
assistant cashier. In 1881 the banks charter was duly 
reaivved for another term of twenty years.. It is the 
most popular bank in town with active business men, 
and has the accounts of the leading mercantile and man- 
ufacturing concerns of Indianapolis. Its last statement 
a •flourishing condition it is in. With a 
capital of $304),OOOit has resources of $2,515,000. 
a fund of over $140,000 is to the credit of "surplus 
J ndivided profits." Its lines of deposits average much 
two millions of dollars, alone an indication of the 
I popular confidence reposed in this institution, while its 
ind discounts average nearly one and a half mil- 
z>i dollars, assuring splendid earnings, and this 
Dank nas always been a regular dividend payer with 
' stock held at a high premium. A general business is 
transacted, the accounts of banks, bankers, corporations 
and individuals being received, while approved com- 
mercial paper is discounted, and a specialty is made of 
all points, through its chain of corre- 
j spondents. which includes the Tbird National Bank of 
- .V York, Chase National of New York, Commercial 
tional and National Bank of the Republic of Chicago, 
tional Hide and Leather Bank of Boston, Third 
lional Bank of Cincinnati, National Bank of Com- 
and Boatman's Bank of St. Louis, etc.' The 
bank is a United States depository for this district, and 
is in every respect one of the most prominent and influ- 
ential in the state. President Haughey is one of the 
best known capitalists of the Middle States, and is also 
the president of the Citizens Bank of Noblesville. Ind. 


, financier of the highest char 


America is the leading headquarters of the 
agricultural implements and machinery, and 
ceeding year the trade steadily growi 
magnitude. One of the oldest and leading represent 
tives of this line of manufacture is Mr. A. W. Steven 
who in ly43 made his first agricultural machine at Geno 
N Y He subsequently removed to Auburn, in tl 
■ ' nail beginning, he is to-day 

the head of one of the largest agricultural implement 
manufacturing establishments in the world ; the works 
covering acres of ground, and bring into requisition the 
services of hundreds of workmen. Some years ago, 
Mr. Stevens took his son, Mr. Le Roy W. Stevens, in 
partnership, and formed the firm of A. W. Stevens & 
Son. In February, 1893, the present company was in- 
corporated under the laws of the state of New York, 
with a large capital. Mr. A. W. Stevens, founder of 
the business, is president; Bernard Timmerman, vice- 
president ; Le Roy W. Stevens, treasurer and general 
manager, and Chas, B. Quick, secretary. The company 
manufacture the world renowned Stevens' grain 
thresher and separators, traction, plain and skid en- 
gines, genuine French buhr corn and feed mills, power 
corn shellers, all steel arched frame spring tooth har- 
rows, sulky hay rakes and spring tooth riding and walk- 
ing cultivators. These various machines and imple- 
ments have never failed to demonstrate their efficiency 
and superiority wherever introduced and tested, and 
the demand is annually increasing. They are all made 

of the best materials, perfectly put together and com- 
bine every feature of strength and durability. Branch 
houses have been established in various parts of this 
country and Europe, and business operations are con- 
ducted on a large scale. The branch in this city was 
established some years ago, and is under the manage- 
ment of Mr. J. S. Robinson. His office isSuiteS, Cham- 
ber of Commerce Building, and warehouse, 128 Ken- 
tucky avenue, where is kept a full assortment of all the 
various implements and machines made by the com- 
pany, also parts attachments, etc., also full line of extras 
and repairs kept in stock. Mr. Robinson's territory em- 
braces the whole of the state of Indiana, and during 
bis residence in this city he has disposed of many 
hundreds of the Stevens machines. Enterprise and 
honorable dealing are prominent factors 

and be 

and i 

the I 


: of the gr 
Its and n 

nade for the purposes ini 
n volume and magnitude. In conse- 
wing demand for the agricultural im- 
ichines, the company is erecting addi- 
icreasing the facilities and the capa- 



Stock Yords 

The trade in live stock 
Indianapolis is steadily growing and incre; 
portance, and among the oldest established 
kctive firms engaged" in the business is that 
M. Sells & Co., who, as live stock commission mer- 
chants, receive consignments regularly of cattle, sheep 
and hogs from the best producing sections, and it is safe 
to say that no others have better arrangements or facili- 
ties at the yards for the care and handling of stock, 
while at all times they guarantee quick sales and prompt 
and satisfactory returns. Orders and special commis- 
sions receive attention, and all transactions are con- 
ducted upon strict business principles. The business 
of the house was founded in 1877, when the Un 
Yards were first opened for business, by Messrs. I 
Sells and James McKee, who conducted the enterpr! 
until 1880, when Mr. McKee retired and Mr. T 
Graves acquired an interest in the business. Be 
members of the firm are thoroughly posted in all t 
details of the business, acquired from long practical f 
perience. They have a wide acquaintance in the ci 
and have established a name and reputation as busini 
men greatly redounding to their credit 
lends to the cattle sales and Mr. Graves 
the hog department. All communicati 

of Messrs. 

1 Stock 

:r. Sells at- 

by mafr or 

of all kinds of live stock are solicited. Four competent 
assistants are employed, and the annual transactions of 
this well known and substantial firm amount to about 
$■5,000,000. Mr. Graves was born in Bloomfield, Ky., 
where he resided until he came to Indianapolis in 1S79, 
and where he was interested in a large stock farm. Mr. 
Sells is a native of the state, and in 1865 came to this 
city where he has since been engaged in his present 
business. Both gentlemen are in the prime of life and 
highly regarded for their integrity, probity and business 


the United State 


There is no branch of ( 
or elsewhere, that is of m 
intimately into 
the buying and selling oi 
stock will find it greatly to their advantage to try the 
Indianapolis market before shipping elsewhere, as it is 
one of the best in the country, and has facilities for 
handling cattle, sheep and bogs, second to none. In this 
connection we desire to make special reference to the 
progressive and reliable firm of Messrs. Stockton, Gil- 
lespie & Co., live stock commission merchants, whose 
office is in Room 14 of the Exchange Building at the 
Union Stock Y'ards. This business was established in 
18S'J by Messrs. W. \V. Stockton, B. W. Gillespie and 
C. H. Clark. The firm handle weekly large numbers 
of cattle, bogs and sheep. Consignments of live stock 
receive the immediate personal attention of the partners, 
who have had great experience, and possess influential 
connections and perfect facilities. They offer to ship- 
pers every inducement in the way of liberal advances, 
and prompt returns for stock consigned, and wire sales 
as soon as made. All communications by mail or tele- 
graph are promptly answered, and patrons are request- 
ed to ship stock in their own names to Ithe care of the 
firm. Mr. Stockton was born in this city, and for five 
years was connected with the firm of Middlesworth, 
Gravhill&Ccascattlesalesman, and filled the same po- 
sition for seven years with the firm of Baber & Co. He 
is a prominent member of the Masonic order. Mr. Gil- 
lespie is also a native of Indianapolis, and has been 
connected with the commercial interests of the city all 
of his life. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias. 
Mr. Clark, who is a native of the state, was formerly 
secretary of the Indianapolis Lumber Company, and is 
a prominent Freemason, having acquired the 3'.3d degree 
in that order. They are pleasant, courteous and popu- 
lar business men, and are thoroughly reliable and hon- 
orable in their dealings. 


One of the best known among the manufacturing con- 
cerns in its line in the country is the Port Huron En- 
gine and Thresher Company, which has acquired a de 
served prominence and a high reputation for the superi- 
ority of the engines and- separators manufactured by 
them. The home office and factory of the company is 

requisition. The company has been established since about 
1850, and in that time turned out thousands of farm en- 
gines and threshers, etc, which have been sold in all 
the grain producing sections of the United States and 
Europe. The officers of the company are Chas, F. 
Harrington, president; Henry Howard, vice-president; 
Frank A. Peavey, manager and treasurer ; Elmer D., superintendent, and W. J. Stillman is 
manager of the branch house in this city. The com- 


^ j::. 

p-rny 1 


ouped and CO 

nprise machine shops, wood 




shops, foundry, pattern 



shops, boile 

shops, testing house, engit 

e house. 

a nun 

ber of warehouses, also spacious yard fo 

r storing 


r. A powertu 

steam engine and battery of boilers 


es the machinery, which is of the newest 


and I 

ae services of 250 skilled artisans are bro 

ght into 

and traction portable and stationery engines 
fDf burning wood coil or straw The Rushtr Straw 
bi-ickers Rusher Gram Weighers and Farmers 
triend. Straw Stacker, which stacks straw without 
manual labor. These machines have been brought into 
competition with all others manufactured in the country, 
and the universal verdict is that they are the best on 
earth, unrivaled for efficiency, utility, perfection of 
workmanship, strength and. durability. The office and 
exhibition rooms in this city are at 40 Kentucky avenue, 
where every coLvenience is provided for storing the ex- 
tensive stock of engines and machines that is always 
kept on hand, also parts, repairs, etc. Mr. Stillman's 
territory embraces the states of Indiana, Kentucky and 
Tennessee, and during bis career in the city, a period 
of two years and a half, he has disposed of many en- 
gines and threshers for the conpany, and in every in- 
stance their supremacy has been proved and acknowl- 
edged. Mr. Stillman is a native of Michigan. He is a 
courteous, agreeable business man, very popular in this' 

Progressive farming commun 
in all parts of the United State 
world, will and must have the I 
phances for saving labor and s 
The best labor saving machine 

ies.such as is to be found 
and other parts of the 
test machinery and ap- 
:uring the best results. 
, and one that is indis- 

pensable on a farm, is the Poindexter corn splitting ma- 
chine, also the Poindexter Perfection one-horse power, 
which are manufactured in this city by the Poindexter 
Manufacturing Company, whose office is at 239 South 
Tennessee street, and factory 25 Eddy street. This 
now flourishing business was established by Mr. R. E. 
Poindexter in 1889, and from a small begmning has 
grown to proportions of magnitude. The building oc- 
cupied for manufacturing purposes is two stories high, 
substantially constructed of brick, has dimensions of 
N.ixUO feet and is fitted up in all departments with 
special machinery operated by steam power, and special 
appliances and brings into requisition the services of 
■-'UO skilled workmen. Mr. Poindexter will shortly in- 
crease the facilities by the erection of a new building 
adjoining the old one, 80x300 feet in area, and three 
stories high, and will increase the capacity which is now 
100 machines daily to 500. The Poindexter corn split- 
ting machines combines simplicity with durability and 
strength, and is the only machine ever patented that 
splits the cob lengthwise. It can be operated by either 
hand or horse-power, and the capacity is equal to any 
two-horse power machine. The machine splits the cob 
in from four to six pieces on which cattle can be fed 
without the least danger of overfeeding, as the fiber of 
the cob is broken in a manner that they will masticate 
the stripe of ears like chewing cud without any wast- 
age. By the use of this machine the cost of splitting 
corn is small, about a cent and a half per bushel, and 
for this expenditure the value of the corn and cob as a 
feed is increased fully 25 per cent. From 300 to 50O bush- 
els per day can be split by this machine, and unquestion- 
ably it is the best and most economical machine ever be- 
fore brought to the notice of farmers and stock raisers. 
The new Poindexter corn splitter is not only sold 
throughout the United States and Canada, but are 
shipped to Mexico, South America, Europe, and all 
parts of ,lhe civilized world where corn is raised. Hun- 
dreds of testimonials have .been received by Mr. Poin- 
dexter, every one of which express in laudatory terms 
the efficiency of the corn splitter, and also of the Per- 
fection one horse-power machine. Mr. Poindexter. who 
was born in Virginia, has resided in Indiana since he 
was six years old. and in this city since 1873. He is a 
large stock owner and feeder, and has a slock farm of 


laundry, and wherever cleaning has to be done. It is in 
the form of a powder and is offered at extremely low 
prices, five cents being the charge for an eight c 
package, and special rates being offered to jot)bers ard 
to those requiring large quantities. The success which 
ded this enterprise is well indicated by the fact 
that Mr. Williams has had to remove 

lisplayed that 
energy, ability and push ' 

Ir. W.'m. Willi: 
has been engaged in the manufacture and whole- 
sale trade in a material that is one of the most generally 
uld possibly be devised. It is not a soap 
valuable for wash- 
ing the hands, leaving the skin soft, smooth and cool, 
for washing clothes, doing away almost entirely with 
rubbing, for all kinds of house cleaning, for cleaning 
copper, brass, steel, iron, zinc, glass, wood, marble, 
of grease, tar and stains of 
and for general purposes in the household, 

occupies five-ground floors and as many basements at 
214. ai6, 218. 2^1) and 222 South Meridian street. His 
trade has grown with astonishing rapidity, and now covers 
New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania. Ohio. West Vir- 
ginia, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennes- 
■ Illinois. Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Ne- 
braska, Colorado, Maryland and Arkansas, and every 
day new territory is being occupied. A force of forty 
employes is required in the factory and office, and 
eleven experienced traveling salesmen are kept continu- 
ally upon the road. Mr. Williams is a native of Ohio, 
and is a smart and able business man. He was for four 
years a traveler for Moore Bros, of Lima, Ohio, and for 
seven years with Messrs. Scharader Bros., wholesale 
grocers of this city, and is an active member of the 
Commercial Travelers' Union. 



Since the medicinal value of lager beer has been con- 
ceded by the medical fraternity, and its beneficial effects 
as a tonic generally acknowledged, its manufacture has 
become one of the great industries of the country. Un- 
questionably the finest and best beer made in this coun- 
try is produced by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Asso- 
ciation of St. Louis, Mo . which opened a branch in 

rigerators 1 

this city in l'^91 anl «hi h i 
agementof Mr ] L fii I r Th- m r 
beer manufactured by this great brewi 
one of the most prominent in the country are well know n 
and the demand always active and brisk The brewery 
plant is one of the largest in the world, and the brew- 
ing capacity is 1,800,000 barrels of beer, and 3,600,000 
bushels of malt, and 2,250,000 pcunds of hops are con- 
sumed annually. The annual shipping capacity is 100,- 
000,000 bottles, and 5,000,000 kegs. No corn or corn 
preparations are used in the manufacture of the An- 
heuser-Busch beer, it is therefore the finest, best, most 
wholesome, and of a superior quality. The Anheuser- 
Busch beer has been brought into direct competition 
with the finest lager beer made in the world, and in 
every instance awarded the highest prizes. The prem- 
ises utilized by Mr. Bieler in this city, 450 to 4G0 East 
Ohio street, are three acres in extent. The main build- 
ing in which is located the bottling works is two-stories 
high, and 4nvI(iO feet in dimensions, ft is equipped 

total capacity for the storage 
•loads of beer, and also the best and most 
modern bottling machinery and appliances. There are 
also storage houses, stables and carriage house on the 
premises. The beer is received direct from the brewery 
in car-lots, and to supply the demand in this city twenty 
barrels are required for bottling, besides hundreds of 
kegs daily. Mr. Bieler handles and bottles all the fa- 
mous beers manufactured by the association, including 
the world renowned Budweiser, Erlanger, Pilsener, 
I'ale Lager, Faust and Burgundy. All these popular 
beers are well aged and never drawn from the vaults 
until fully seasoned. The beer bottled by Mr. Bieler 
has on the label the trade mark of the Anheuser-Busch 
Brewing Association, and his name and address. Twen- 
ty-five hands are employed in the bottling works, and 
six wagons kept in service. The trade is steadily grow- 
ing in importance and magnitude. Mr. Bieler re- 
cently purchased a large two-story building adjoining 
the bottling works, in which he will place an ice making 
plant. Orders from private families, hotels, restau- 
rants, etc., receive immediate attention, and are 
promptly filled. A native of Baden, Germany, Mr. 
Bieler has resided in this country since 1856, and in 
Indianapolis since 1861. From 1878 to 1880 he was a 
capable and efficient member of the city council and 
subsequently from 1880 to 1884 recorder of Marion 
County. He is a polite, courteous gentleman of unques- 
tioned reputation, sociable and agreeable, popular in 
political, business and social circles. Mr. Bieler has 
under his control sub-agencies in all parts of the state 
of Indiana. 


IndianapoHs stands second to no city in the Union, 
as regards great establishments devoted to the staple 
branches of trade. In many lines she leads, and not- 
ably so in that of the trade in choice garden and farm 
seeds, bulbs, etc., for in this department, no house has 
achieved a more enviable reputation than that of Messrs. 
F. C. Huntington & Co., 66 East Washington street. 
The business was founded in 1880, by Mr. J. F. Men- 
denhall, at 78 and 80 East Market street. A fl 

August, 1886, the busi: 
F. C. and T. T. Huntii 

as follows: F. P. Huntington, pres 
ton, treasurer; T. V. Page, secreta 
brought to bear special qualificat 

ions, and in 
purchased by Messrs. 
der the existing style 
Co. The oflScers are 
esident; ]. T. Hunting- 

These gentle 

for carrying or 

age of practical exper 

mple energy and enterprise 
■er the United States. On J: 
ved from East Market street t 
le premises, 66 East Washingto 



22x196 feet 
two floors and basement. 
Here they carry full lines of garden and farm seeds, 
flower seeds, imported bulbs and plants; also the highest 
grade of commercial fertilizers. They are large growers 
of garden and farm seeds, and secure special high-class 
seed, all strictly fresh, free from impurities, and war- 
ranted to produce heavily and give entire satisfaction. 
They are notably progressive and enterprising, and 
each year bring out new and desirable varieties of vege- 
tables, which give an increased return to the grower. 
They are direct importers of the rarest foreign bulbs 
and seeds from Holland, Germany, France and Spain. 
Every year a member of the firm goes to Europe to 
make purchases, and personally selects from the stocks 
of the leading growers of Europe. Besides seeds and 
bulbs, the firm carry a complete line of garden, lawn 
and greenhouse implements, garden and farm tools, poul- 
try supplies, cattle and horse foods, while they make a spe- 
cialty of the most reliable fertilizers. Their trade ex- 
tends all over the United States, and a staff of sixteen 
clerks and salesmen are kept busy in the establishment, 
while several men are required on the road. The Messrs. 
Huntington are natives of Indianapolis, universally 
popular and respected, and are active members of the 
Board of Trade, and the Oddfellows Order. Theirs is 
one of the leading seed warehouses in the United States, 
and has developed its immense trade and influential 
connections strictly on the basis of merit, purchases of 
seeds here invariably giving entire satisfaction. Those 
desirous of making selections should send for their 
handsome illustrated descriptive catalogue, which gives 
full details of all the new varieties, with a great deal of 
additional instructive matter. 


One of the representative industries of Indianapolis 
is that of the C. H. Black Manufacturing Company, 
whose carriages, surreys, phaetons, buggies, etc. , have 
achieved an international reputation for superiority in 
every respect. This is one of the most progressive con- 
cerns in the United States, its management bringing to 
bear special qualifications, both as to experience, sound 
judgment and enterprise, and the company has origin- 
ated some new features in the carriage manufacturing 
trade which are of the greatest possible benefit to the 
purchaser of a vehicle. The business has been estab- 
lished over twenty years, formerly for some time being 



conducted by the firm of Black & Backus. In l^Hl, thi 
concern was reorganized by Mr. C. H. Black, and thi 
present title adopted. The factory was originally 
80 and 38 East Maryland St., but in 
compelled to secure enlarged facilities and ran 
the present desirable premises, 44 East Marylai 
and 42 and 44 South Pennsylvania street, with th 
working shops on 

where his shops are. 

with the painting 
and trimming de- 
upper floors. The 
shops are a model 
of thorough organi- 
zation, and are fully 
equipped with the 

Shipping direct to the consumer without incurring the 
extra cost involved by purchasing through middlemen, 
gives net prices for the finest work that will astonish 
the public. We advise all those out of town in need of a 
carriage, to send to the company for its handsome illus- 
trated catalogue and price list, while Indianapolis is so 
desirably located that Mr. Black can always quote the 


machmery. M r 
Black employs onb 

enced, skilled work 

of the best judges 


1 out the 


only the highest 
grade of everything, 
while being such a 

is enabled to secure 
discounts for cash, 
that place the c 

best work at the same prices ttiat mucn interior car- 
riages are sold for elsewhere. The company has be- 
come renowned all over the United States for the supe- 
riority, elegance and durability of its work, and is 
among the first to produce all the new styles as they 

is recognized headquarters for fine coaches, rockaways, 
surreys, spring wagons, phaetons, eliptic spring or side 
bar buggies, two-wheelers, express, delivery and busi- 
ness wagons, trucks, etc. The company also deals in 
full lines of carriage, buggy, road cart and track harness, 
all of superior quality and workmanship. A feature of 
this company's trade is the large number of sales it is 
making all over the country, per its catalogues, or the 
visible recommundatiocs of its vt-hicles already in use- 

lowest freight rates. Every vehicle leaving this estab- 
lishment is perfect; a guarantee goes with every sale, 
and the best proof afforded that the company's product 
gives entire satisfaction, is the large annual increase of 
sales. Mr. Black is a thoroughly practical man, and is 
the oldest carriage manufacturer in the city. Born in 
Indiana, and grown up in the trade in this locality, with 
the largest shipping trade of fine work west of the Alle- 
ghanies, brings to bear experience that is reflected in his 
vehicles, which are now so generally in use throughout 
Indianapolis and vicinity. They are now completing an 
outfit of fine Broughams. Talla Ho and Kensingtons, and 
several other of the latest style novelties in vehicles for 
the elegant stables of Cooper & Wood, North Meridian 
street They know the styles, tracks and requirements of 
all the different styles of vehicles of all sections. 


There is no feature that contributes so much towards 
a city's reputation for progress and enterprise as the 
facilities afforded by a well-conducted livery stable, 
such as the well-patronized and reliable establishment 
known as Booth's Stables, located at 80 and 82 West 
Market street, with telephone call 1061. This business 
was established in 1878 by Mr. W. I. Ripley, who con- 
ducted the business until 1883, when Mr. J. L. Booth 
became his successor. In 1887 Mr. Booth was joined 
by Mr Crary, but this association lasted only one year, 
when Mr. Booth purchased his partner's interest and 
again became the sole proprietor and managed the con- 
cern alone until 1892, when Mr. A. Schurmann acquired 
an mterest. The stables are spacious and commodious, 
and equipped with every modern requisite, well lighted, 
properl) ventilated, thoroughly drained, and free from 
all obnoxious odors There is ample accommodation 
for 111 horses, besides a large carriage repository, with 
separate lockers for harness, robes and equipments. 
Also handsomely furnished waiting-rooms, sleeping- 
rooms for drivers, wash and toilet-rooms, blacksmith 
shop etc. The dimensions of this thoroughly first-class 
stable are 85x195 feet, but the building has become in- 
adequate for the demands of the rapidly increasing bus- 
iness, and the firm will build an addition of two stories 
on the east side of their present structure, which will 
ha\e an area of 25x195 feet. Special attention is given 
to the boarding of fine carriage, track and road horses, 
and in addition to the regular stables, there are a num- 
ber of excellent roomy box-stalls. Horses left in charge 
of this establishment receive the best attention from 
experienced grooms, while the provender is of the very ■ 
best and bountifully served. A large number of fine, 
st>lish coaches, carriages, landaus, coupes, top and 
open buggies, etc., aFso twenty-seven fine, stylish riding 
and driving horses, can be hired upon most reasonable 
terms for business or pleasure at all hours of the day or 
night. A specialty is made of carriage service for balls, 
weddings, parties, rcroptions, funerals, opera, theater, 
shopping and plea^Lro excursions, and none but expe- 
rienced and intelligent drivers are employed, who are 
appropriately clad in a neat and becoming livery. The 
stable is very centrally located, within half a block of 
the State House and four blocks of all the theaters. A 
district telegraph line, in addition to telephone, con- 
nects the establishment with all parts of the city, and 
call-boxes are placed in residences and offices of patrons 
free of charge. Mr. Booth was born in Lafayette. Ind.. 
and has resided in this city for a number of years. He 
is a member of the Board of Trade. Commercial Club. 
Knights of P>thias and the Elks, 



Among the business houses in Indianapolis that h£ 
always maintained a high reputation may be mentior 
that of Geo. K. Share & Co., wholesale dealers in s; 
dlery, hardware, carriage goods, etc. The foundat: 

three stories and basement high, and has dimensions of 
24x130 feel. A large stock of goods is carried, com- 
prising everything in the line of saddlery hardware and 
carriage goods of a superior qualily. The goods are 
bought direct from the leading reputable manufacturers, 
and in such quantities that the house is always enabled 
to offer the best inducements to the trade and render 
the best satisfaction. Mr, Share has resided in Indian- 
apolis since 1868. He is widely and popularly known 
in commercial circles, and is the head of one of the old- 
est houses in its line in the state of Indiana. 



A leading manufacturing establishmentand one of the 
largest in its line is that of Fred, W. Brandt, manufac- 
turer of boxes and cooperage. The foundation of this 
flourishing business dates from 1864, when it was estab- 
lished by J. S. Carey, who. twenty years after, sold out 
10 Wood it Smith. This firm continued the business 
until 18'J2, and were succeeded by Mr, Brandt, who had 
for a period of eleven years previously been connected 
with the Minter Cooperage Works. The premises util- 
ized for the purposes of the business cover two acres, 
and consist of a large yard, a box factory two stories 
high, 60x150 feet, two cooper shops, each 30x120 feet, 
two stories in height, other smaller buildings and an of- 
fice fronting on South West street, numbered 84, 
Throughout, all the buildings are equipped with the 
latest improved machinery specially designed for this 
line of manufacture, op-rated by a sixty horsepower 
steam engine and boiler, and all necessary appliances 
and mechanical devices, and bring into requisition the 
services of from 70 to 80 skilled employes. All kinds of 
wood packing boxes are manufactured; also light bar- 
rels, kegs, tierces, egg-cases, cbicken-coops, hoops, 
staves, headings, etc. The wood used in boxes is pine, 
which is obtained from Michigan and Wisconsin, and 
gum and oak, which comes from Tennessee and Arkan- 
sas Hoop material is obtained from Missouri, Iowa 
and Tennessee. Pork and lard barrels and tierces, coal 
oil barrels of oak and tight cooperage is the specialty, 
which are turned out in large quantities. Wood and 
iron bound cooperage for any purpose is manufactured 
to order, and on an average 600 packing boxes of all 
sizes and 150 barrels, tierces, etc , are manufactured 
daily The trade is mostly local, but many large orders 
are filled from cities and towns in this and adjoining 
states. Mr. Brandt, who was born in Prussia. Ger- 

ago. He is an energetic, enterprising business man of 

sponsible hous 

One of the most reliab 
gaged in this important line of trade in Indianapolis is 
that of Mr. William Schafer, wholesale and retail dealer 
in fancy and staple groceries, fresh meats, provisions, 
flour and feed, at 492 South Meridian street. Mr. Scha- 
fer, who is a native of this city, inaugurated this enter- 
prise in 1885, and under his able and judicious manage- 
ment it has, from small beginnings, developed into one 
of considerable magnitude and importance. The prem- 
ises occupied are in a central location and comprise two 
floors and a basement, each having a frontage of 20 feet 
by a depth of 120. These are compactly arranged and 
supplied with every facility and convenience for the suc- 
cessful prosecution of the' business. The stock carried 
is full and complete, and is constantly replenished with 
fresh supplies from the most reliable sources, among 
the latter being Mr. Schafer's large farm near Cam- 
bridge, one of the finest in the state. The assortment 
embraces everything in the line of fancy and staple gro- 
ceries, canned and bottled goods, table luxuries, dairy 
and creamery produce, fruits and vegetables, fresh, salt 
and smoked meats, fish and provisions, etc , as well as 
hay, oats, mill feed and similar produce. The store is 
a model of neatjess and cleanliness, all goods are abso- 
lutely the best in the market, and are sold at lowest 
prices, both to the trade and direct to consumers. Mr, 
Schafer is a Knight of Pythias. His residence is 494 
South Illinois street. 

lat of Mr. Thomas E. Potter, manufacturer 
of fine straw goods for ladies, misses and children, Mr. 
Potter established this business in the present location in 
1888, and has developed a trade of the most flour- 
ishing character, with influential connections with 
leading jobbers in Chicago, St. Paul, etc. Mr, Potter 
is a recognized leading authority on the manufacture of 
fine straw goods, and his product is in demand by the 
best class of houses. His factory, situate I at 26 and 28 
South Tennessee street, comprises three floors and base- 
ment, 50x150 feet in dimensions, fitted up in the latest 
modern style, having special appliances and perfect 
facilities Here 100 hands or more are employed 
in the manufacture of the highest grades of straw goods 


for ladies, misses and children. His prominent speci- 
alty is the pruduclion of all the latest styles and pat- 

im the greatest advantages, Mr. Potter 
directly imports his straw from China, and in 
every way consults the best interests of his 
patrons, giving them every possible advantage 
that the state of the market will permit of. The 
factory is driven to its full capacity of 350 dozen 
hats dailv, and the trade extends over the entire 
west, aside from large shipments to Chicago, St 
Paul and St. Louis, etc. Mr. Potter was born 
in England, and has been a permanent resident 
of the United States for twenty-eight years (last. 
It is due to his enterprise, skill and energy, that 
Indianapolis has become such a center for the 
trade in fine straw goods, and he finds here every 
facility, including lowest freight rates to every 

t devoted to wines and liquors, 
and m this line special mention should be made 
of Mr. Jacob Bos, whose enterprise, ability and 
remarkably high quality of everything in stock, 
has built up for him such a large and growing 
trade. This is an old and an honored house, 
established in 1870 by Mr. John Grosch, who 
conducted it until 18b7, when Mr. Bos became 
proprietor. His offices and wine cellar 
centrally located at 

standard nf flavor and purity, and is much sough 
:or by good judges of liquors. Mr. Bos make 

I specialty of the purest and best of everything, and hi 
vines and liquors are strongly recommended for medic 

and 37 South Delaware 
80x170 in dimensions. The cellars are 
equipped with all the appliances for the storage 
and handling of this immense stock. An equable 
cool temperature is maintained, and the wines are 
kept in the best possible condition for use. Mr. 
Bos is a general wholesale dealer in wines and 

brewedbeer. He is a direct importer of Rhine 
wines, French clarets, brandies, liqueurs, mineral 
waters and corks. He is the leading dealer here 
in highest grade of California wines, including 
Riesling, Hocks, Burgundies, Zinfandelo and 
clarets. He carries full lines of sweet and dry 
catawbas. sherries, ports and Madeira wines, 
etc.. and offers substantial inducements, both 
as to prices and quality, in the wood or bottled. 
He also deals in the very choicest of old Kentucky 
whiskies. Anderson and Nelson County Bourbon 
and rye whiskies, Keystone rye, etc. Much of 
his stock of whiskies is very old— of the highest 

handsomely fitted up with glass cabinets, and the ele- 
gant display of all kinds of bottled goods is unsurpassL-d 
in Indianapolis. Mr. Bos has developed a trade that 
requires six to eight wagons running, supplying not only 
families, hotels and restaurants, but also the 
bars and liquor dealers in and out of town. He 
is known far and wide, as one of the most re- 
sponsible and enterprising wholesale liquor 
merchants in the United States, and his trade 
extends to many southern and western states. 
with a bottled beer trade of the most extended 
proportions. Mr. Bos employs three clerks in the 
office, and fourteen in the cellars, and finds his 
facilities taxed to the utmost to meet the growing 
demand for his pure wines and liquors. A native 
of France. Mr. Bos has been a permanent resident 
of Indianapolis for the past twenty-two years, and 
is one of her most popular and respected citizens, 
possessed of splendid business qualifications, and 
whose sound judgment and able methods place 
him at the head of the trade. 


The progress in the profession of the veterinary 
surgeon keeps fully abreast of that of the medical 
practitioner, and the pathology of the horse, dog, 
cattle, sheep and other domestic animals is as well 
defined to-day as that of the human being. The 
leading representative veterinarian in Indianapolis 
is Dr L. A. Greiner, the popular proprietor of 
The Indiana Veterinary Infirmary, at 440 East 
Washington street. Dr. Gremer, who is of 
Alsacian birth, was for several years engaged 
in the practice^of his profession in Buffalo, N. 
'ith great sue 




founded his infirmary. In 1885 he became 
associated with a Dr. E- P. Smithers, but this 
firm was dissolved in 1890, since when Dr. 
Greiner has conducted the business alone. The 
Indiana Veterinary Infirmary occupies a spacious 
building, and is one of the most thoroughly 
equipped establishments of the kind in the state. 



inal uses, and are prescribed by leading physicians of 
the city. Mr. Bos also bottles on a large scale, the 
beer of the Home Brewing Company of this city, con- 
sidered the finest on the market. The store is very 

well ventilated, drained and lighted, including 
loose boxes, box stalls, colic and lock-jaw compart- 
ments, soaking and bath tubs, and the complete 
entourage of the thoroughly equipped equine hos- 
)ital. Dr. Greiner's ability as a veterinary practitioner 
□ all ailments of the horse, also those of all domestic 
nimals, is widespread, and his record as a successful 
nanipulator of the surgeon's knife stands unapproached. 


p. WASSON & CO. 

only the choicest and newest goods could always be 
obtained at the most moderate prices. His enterprise 
met with the hearty appreciation of the public, and the 
flourishing, growing trade developed has necessitated 

the repeated enlarge — ^ 

IS proprietor ot the model 
dry goods house of the 
middle states, the largest 
and finest dry goods store 
in town. The establish- 
ment is centrally located 
at 13, 14, 16 and 18 West 
Washington street, com- 
prising five floors for re- 
tailing, includingthe "Sun- 
light" basement and attic 
besides, 67x120 feet in 

feet, 44,500. 

Dtal s 


will compare favorably with any store oi the 
New York to Chicago. The business was ( 
about ten years ago by Mr. Wasson, who sa 
of a first-class dry goods store in the city, 

vhere cloak depart! 

ost to 
carry the magnificeut stock 
of staple and fancy dry 
goo^s, ladies' and gents' 
furnishings, etc.. ten be 
found here. Messrs. Was- 
son & Co. are direct im- 
porters from the markets 
of Europe, and also heavy 
buyers from the manufac- 

merchanls: of the East. 
Here can always be found 
full lines of silks and sat- 
ins, dress goods in all the 
latest shades, patterns and 
textures, the finest stock 
of hosiery and underwear 
in town, all lines of fancy 
goods, gloves, corsets, etc. 
An entire floor is devoted 
to the millinery depart- 
ment, and the display of 
trimmed hats and bonnets, 
flowers, feathers and orna- 
ments, is notably ahead of 
any thing of the kind shown 
elsewhere in town. The 
i the greatest variety of patterns 
□ ishingly low prices, while lace 
shades are a specially. Their 
itly celebrated. Any size and 

figure can be promptly fitted here, while a department 
is devoted to fine dress making, and only experts are 
employed, so that the leading society ladies of the city 
get their costumes here. Another department is devoted 
to house furnishing goods of the first quality. The 
store throughout is elegantly fitted up, and the display 
of goods is unrivaled. Upwards of 250 hands are 
employed, and the thorough system of organization in- 
dicates Mr, Wasson's fine executive abilities. The show 
windows are the finest dressed of any in Indianapolis, 
and are a fitting index to the magnificent stock carried 
within. This house is noted for genuine bargains. 
Everything is exactly as advertised, and nowhere does 
money go so far in the purchase of fine goods as here. 
Mr. Wasson is a leading and representative business 
man of the city, an active member of the Commercial 
Club, and of the Board of Trade, and has by his 
own worthy efforts, reared the finest dry goods em- 
porium in the middle states. 


Indianapolis can boast among her many attractions 
of the finest and best kept livery and boarding stable 
on the continent. We say this advisedly, after having 
seen the finest stables in other large cities, and concede 
that Mr. Lee Holtzman's splendid establishment leads 
them all. Mr. Holtzman is one ot the most energelic 
and popular business men in town, and his progressi\'e 
policv and sound judgment are fully shown in his 
magnificent establishment. He began in business about 
five years ago, erecting this building especially for 
high class livery purposes. It is 44>4 feet in front by 200 
in depth, with buggy shed on second floor, 165x44 feet in 
size. Mr. Holtzman's plan, were most elaborate, and 
he has introduced many desirable improvements. The 
stable is most complete and convenient, and possesses 
every facility for the handling and stabling of fine 
horses. It is very light and perfectly ventilated, fitted 
with box stalls, and is therefore A 1 for boarding the 
most costly class of stock, A large platform elevator 
runs from the ground floor to the second, by which 
vehicles are raised and lowered, while on the second 
floor are the harness rooms, also the washing room, 
where vehicles are run to be thoroughly cleansed, there 
being perfect' facilities and hot and cold water. There 
is also on this floor an electric motor for cutting feed. 
Below on first floor and in the front is the ladies' re- 
ception room, handsomely papered and decorated, with 
elegant pictures hung on the walls, etc., gas heat, etc. 
This is unrivaled for ladies to retire to, awaiting the 
getting ready of a rig. To the rear of this is the book- 
keeper's and cashier's office, with handsome desks, tele- 



liences. The stables are the 

the premises. O 
n has a handsome suite i 
lining room, kitchen 


re chamber for his friends. 

s still a bacaelo 

i large circle of acqu 

decorated and furnished in tl 
every respect complete, inclui 
of books, selected with judic 
man. The culinary departme 

: of apartments, finished 
test modern style, in 
a piano and fine case 
care by Mr. Holtz- 
in charge of a skilled 

general transfer business. His is th 
livery business in town, and giving su 
attention, and thoroughly understandii 
tail, Mr. Holtzman will continue to 
age from the best circles in town. 

close personal 
w his patron- 


The ; 
the perfecting and i 
is noteworthy, and 
posal of the mechan 

housekeeper, and Mr. Holtzman ent< 
in exc style. The front enti 
his looms is as handsome as that of many fine houses. 
Mr. Holtzman is a recognized expert and authority on 
horses, and owns several well bred trotters and road 
horses of good records, and which hold their own with 
any in town. All his rooms are lit by electricity, 
heated by natural gas and have hot and cold water 
Mr. Holtzman has fifty head of fine stock in his stables, 
and owns a large number of fine hacks and coupes also 
buggies. He is always prepared to furnish carriages 
witli careful drivers to funerals and weddings, etc., 
also light rigs for pleasure 6 


has been given of late years tc 
iproving of all kinds of machinerj 
as resulted 

the machine shop and oflice occupy a building 75x150 feet, 
the foundry, one 50x75 feet, and the blacksmith shop 
one 25x40 feet in dimensions. These various depart- 
ments are all finely equipped with the latest improved 
machinery, operated by a fifty horse-power steam en- 
gine, and with unlimited capacity for production. The 
output is one of great magnitude and importance, and 
the trade extends all over the United States, Canada, 
Mexico, South America, Australia and Europe. The 
company manufacture all kinds of saw mill machit 

do I 

in this onward march of progress, and 
Eer with pride to the numerous industrial 
2 her limits, whose productions are to be 
i-day in all parts of the civilized world. 
Dng these is theRockwood Manufacturing 
hinists and founders, whose works are 
lyO on South Pennsylvania street, 
founded in 1882 by Messrs. Rock- 
wood, Newcomb & Co., under the name of the American 
Paper Pulley Company. In 1891, Mr. Rockwood suc- 
ceeded to the sole control, and changed the name to the 
present style. The plant covers an area of 125x175 feet. 

; withii 

nbered 176 

ind do every description of machine ; 
Among the leading specialties are paper pulleys and 
paper frictions, patent mill dogs , etc. TheRockwood 
Manufacturing Company are sole manufacturers of the 
Pyle automatic engine, specially designed for direct 
coupled high speed machinery for yachts, dynamos, ele- 

the market, and this engine is now m use by the National 
Electric Headlight Company of Indianapolis. Mr. 
Rockwood is a native of Madison, Ind., and has resided 
in this city since 1852. He is a member of the Com- 
mercial Club, and has an honorable war record, having 
served at the front during three years with the 17th 
Indiana Infantry. 



The history o£ the business career of the gentleman 
whose name heads this sketch is an evidence of the suc- 
cess and prosperity which must attend indomitable pluck 
and perseverance- Mr. Tutewiler was born in Indian- 
apolis and has continuously resided in our midst. He es- 


; present business in 1888 in the Cyc 
Building, at 73 West Market street, where he occupies 
commodious quarters divided into office, warerooms. 
trimming department, etc., which are handsomely fitted 
up and furnished and admirably adapted for all purposes 
of the business, and provided with every appliance and 
facility. In his warerooms he carries a full and com- 
plete line of everything comprehended in funeral requis- 
ites, including coffins, caskets, trimmings and other 

lity from the plainest to the 
most elaborate, and tiis charges are invariably moderate, 
Hearses and carriages are furnished and Mr. Tutewiler's 
outfits are noted for their elegance. He is an experienced 
embalraer and is thoroughly familiar with all its details. 
He employs an efficient corps of assistants, and is pre- 
pared to take charge of remains at any hour of the day or 
night and prepare them for burial. The telephone call 
of his rooms is 316, and of his residence 441. Prompt 
response is given to calls, and every detail of the busi- 
ness is executed with thoroughness, delicacy and dis- 
crimination, while his charges are just and reasonable. 
Mr. Tutewiler is one of Indianapolis' most progressive 
citizens and has occupied many positions of trust, and 
such as are only conferred on men who possess the con- 
fidence of the community. He has held the office of 
city treasurer, an office which he filled with honor and 
satisfaction. Mr. Tutewiler is prominent in the Masonic 
order, having taken the thirty-second degree, and is a 
member of the Knights of Pythias and G. A. R. At the 
outbreak of the civil war be promptly responded to his 
rountry's call and served as a member of Wilder's 
brigade, 17th Indiana Volunteer, Mounted Infantry. 


; the 



prising business houses ir 
th^t of Messrs, John Shea & Brother, wholesale and re- 
tail dealers in groceries, meats, etc. This now flourish- 
ing business was established in 1885 by the firm, and from 
ilip outset success rewarded their ably directed efforts. 
1 he premises owned and occupied by the firm, at 200 
\\ f-st South street, have a. frontage of 120 and a depth of 
' feet The salesroom is complete in all appointments 
-in 1 kept scrupulously neat and clean. Ice boxes and re- 
frigerators are provided in the meat department and 
e\ery facility andconvenience is provided for thedisplay 
of the stock and filling orders promptly. The Messrs. 
Shea carry an extensive assortment of goods, embracing 
; everything in the line of staple and fancy groceries and 
.'isions, including teas from China and Japan, coffee 
from Mocha. Java and South America, spices from the 
tropics, table luxuries, hermetically sealed goods in tin 
and glass, condiments, green and dried fruits, foreign 
and domestic, farm and dairy products, the leading 
brands of family flour, fresh and salt meats of all kinds, 
also smoked meats, fresh and salt fish, oysters, poultry, 
eggs, and when in season large and small game, together 
with sausage, bologna, etc. Everything kept in stock is 
of a superior quality, and as the firm buy largely and 

frequently goods in immense quantities, they areenabled 
to sell at the very lowest "rock bottom prices." 
They also carry an extensive assortment of fine cigars 
and tobacco of all the popular brands, and have a special 
department where is displayed a full line of staple and 
fancy dry goods, notions, etc. A staff of competent 
clerks are always in attendance and every care and at- 
tention is paid to customers. Delivery teams are in ser- 
vice and orders are filled promptly and satisfactorily. 
The trade now already large comes from the city and 
surrounding country, and each succeeding year is steadily 
growing in volume and importance. Messrs. John and 
M. C. Shea, the co-partners, were born in County Kerry. 
Ireland. They have resided in this country since they 
were 14 and 16 years of age, most of the time in thiscity. and 
throughout their business career have always sustained 
a high reputation for probity and integrity. The prop- 
erty owned and occupied by Messrs, Shea is valued at 
from $12,000 to $13,000,and in the spring they will build 
on the east of their present building a handsome three- 
story brick structure fronting 70 feet on West South 
street, and 65 feet on McGill street at a cost of about 
$5,000. The Messrs. Shea are both prominent members 
of the Retail Grocers' Association. 



The progress made during recent y 
branches of electrical science, is ma 
department there has been uniform 
ress and among the representative 
have contributed materially to adv 
in this respect, special notice is dw 
Gage, of 37 Circle street, who, since inaugurating his 
business in 1889, has done some excellent work in wir- 
ing, repairing and all branches of the business. He 
carries in stock a complete line of electrical appliances, 
such as dynamos, motors, fans, bells, electroliers, med- 

in the applit 

Thos H. 



speaking tubes, etc., of the finest manufacture. His 
dynamos are built upon most accurate lines of con- 
struction, his lights having no superiors for steadiness 
and brilliancy, his electric and gas fixtures are of the 
most artistic designs and the fans which he places in 
hotels, restaurants, etc., are steady in operation and 
most effective in keeping the air at a low temperature, 
without creating a draft. Mr. Gage has done some ex- 
cellent work in various parts of the city, among which 
may be mentioned the wiring of Dr. Pantzer's Sanitar- 
ium and the residence of Dr.Kimberlin on Park avenue. 
both jobs having been accorded high praise for the 
manner in which the work was executed, Mr, Gage 



also manufactures wire bank and desk railings, wire lawn 
settees, wire flower pots and stands and articles of a 
similar nature, in the most artistic and durable manner 
He is the agent for the C. C. Motor Company, of Chi- 
cago, III , and is working up a considerable trade in the 
productions of this well known house. Mr, Gage is a 
native of Cincinnati, O , but has resided in this city 
during the past fifteen years. He is a thorough expert 
in his line and never fails to complete successfully all 
contracts for new work or repairs that he undertakes. 


There is i 
portance to either sex ths 
manufacture fills a most 
mechanical arts. A well-known 
parous house engaged in this bi 
very enviable reputation for the 

of wearing apparel of more im- 
than that of footwear, and their 

)st important place in the list of 
ervedly pros- 
id enjoying a 
excellence of 

its goods, and honorable, straightforward business 
methods, is that of Messrs. Mode & Karle, successors 
to C. Karle & Co., manufacturers of and dealers 
in boots and shoes, at the sign of the Big Boot, 93 East 
Washington street. The Pioneer Shoe House, as the 
establishment is called, was founded originally in 1850 
by Mr. C, Karle, in the same premises it now occupies. 
In 1889, Messrs. M. Mode and Jos. C. Karle succeeded to 
the proprietorship under the firm name of Mode & Karle. 
and have continued the business with excellent results 
Both partners are thoroughly experienced men in all 
branches of the trade, and occupy a spacious and com- 
modious store, 20x100 feet in area, which is very neatly 
and appropriately fitted up with every convenience for 
the transaction of business and the comfort of patrons, 
while the stock carried is full and complete and is con- 
stantly replenished by fresh invoices. The assortment 
embraces everything in the line of fine and medium 
grade footwear for all ages and both sexes, also slippers, 
sandals and rubbers. These are sold at the lowest 
figures and guaranteed to be as represented. A specialty 
is made of fine custom work to order, and repairing is 
neatly done. Both partners are natives of Indiana, and 
thoroughly rehable and responsible business men. 


In reviewing the many and varied industries of the 
city, we leave our work incomplete did we fail to men- 
tion the young and rising pharmacist, Mr. Henry D. 
Ridgely. Although only one year in business, he has 
developed an influential and extensive patronage, not 
only with the public at large, but with the members of 
the medical profession. The house is located at the 
corner of Market and Delaware streets and is the delight 
of the ladies on account of the exquisite taste displayed 
by Mr, Ridgely in the selection and arrangement of the 
elegant furnishings of his establishment. Mr. Ridgely 
makes a specially of compounding physicians' prescrip- 
tions and his laboratory is equipped with every modern 
convenience and apparatus for this delicate work, and 
as an extra precaution toward accuracy, makes all of 
his own tinctures in order to secure absolute purity. In 
addition to a complete line of pure, fresh drugs, chem- 
icals and pharmaceutical preparations, Mr. Ridgely 
carries a very extensive stock of toilet requisites and 
fancy articles, such as are demanded by the class of 
customers who chiefly patronize his store. The gentle- 
men who appreciate superior articles in imported and 
domestic cigars and choicest brands of tobacco, invar- 
iably call on our young friend. Mr. Ridgely is a grad- 
uate in pharmacy, thorough in his profession, and per- 
sonally, is held in the highest esteem, being honored 
alike for his business qualifications and social standing 


One of the most successful and reliable concerns in 
this city is that known as the Fulton Fish Market, Mr. 
V. P. Evans proprietor, located at 61 Illinois street, 
which was established in 1861 by the present proprietor, 
and is a branch of his very extensive fish house in Cin- 
cinnati, The business is both wholesale and retail in 
character and is the largest of its kind in the state. 
The premises comprise an entire main floor and base- 
ment, each 25x100 feet in area, fully supplied with mod. 
ern appliances, large refrigerators, etc., for the proper 
preservation of the very choice and well selected stock. 
The intt-rior of the vast store is most tastefully fitted 

up, the fixtures being in pure white and gold, giving it 
a very clean and wholesome, as well as handsome ap- 
pearance. Here the patrons of the house will always 
find the best of sea, river and lake food, from the royal 
salmon to the plebian eel, or the beautiful brook trout 
to the massive sturgeon, frog legs, all kinds of salt, 
smoked, spiced and canned fish; also the finest Balti- 
more and Norfolk oysters in the shell, bulk or in cans, 
and game in its season from all parts of the country. 
The house acts as agent for the very best brand of but- 
terine and carries a full line of canned goods and foreign 

and domestic table luxuries The trade is large, re- 
quiring the constant employment of twenty-three assist- 
ants and several traveling salesmen and extends through 
out all parts of the state. The house is prepared to fill 
orders from anything in its line for banquets and 
suppers, and does an enormous city trade, while many 
of the best hotels and restaurants in all parts of the 
state receive their daily supply of fish, oysters, game, etc., 
from this market. The management of the market is in 
the hands of Mr. Chas, Long, and the already large and 
constantly increasing trade enjoyed, reflects great credit 
upon his management. Mr. Long has been connected 
with Mr Evans the past fourteen years, five years in 



Since the introduction of bicycl. 
,ave been made in their construct 
bly be said that perfection has been atta 

ionably the best and most substantially! 

g the latest improved bicycles that ha 

any improvements 


.„. ^ _ _ ; best class of work, and i 


manufactured and the verdict rendered by the publit 

that they are unsurpassed for speed, strength and ] 

been brought to the notice of the public is the Planet fei 

Safety, made by the Standard Manufacturing Company in: 

of this city. They are practical, serviceable, strong' tu 

durable, have the reputation of being the best on the mi 

market, and popular with the trade all over the United th 

States. The company was organized and incorporated co 

under the laws of the state of Indiana in IS'.H, and has ca 

since occupied for office and manufacturing purposes u! 

spacious premises, 100x150 feet in area, at 343 to 249 M 

Virginia avenue. The equipment is of a superior char- na 

actcr and includes special machinery operated by a ne 

;tion of finish, AH the Planet wheels are fitted with 
proved pneumatic tires. The company also manufac- 
re the improved Planet sulky wheels and attach- 
ints, which give unbounded satisfaction. Besides 
5 extensive trade controlled by the company in this 
untry, they also fill many orders from South Ameri- 
n countries, where the Planet bicycle is the most pop- 
ir. Addison Bybee is president of the company, and 
retary and 


Among the numerous reliable and responsible firms 
engaged in the general commission business, that of 
Messrs. Dunlap & Volkening is especially deserving of 
mention. They are general commission merchants and 
wholesale dealers in foreign and domestic fruits and 
produce, their place of business being at 43 and 45 
South Delaware street. , The business was founded sev- 
eral years ago by Geroe Wiggins & Co., to whom suc- 
ceeded J. C. Beigler. On Jan. 1, isas, the present firm, 
composed of W. L. Dunlap and C. Volkening became 
proprietors. Mr. Dunlap, for the past twenty-five years 
has been connected with the trade, a part of which time 
he traveled for a well-known New York grocery house. 
For four years he served as United States Marshal of 
the district of Indiana, and through his popularity as 
a commercial traveler, and as United States Marshal, he 
has gained a wide acquaintance. The premises utilized 
comprise two floors and a basement, each 25x100 feet 
in dimensions and connected by elevator. Five assis- 
tants are employed and three wagons add to the com- 
pleteness of the equipment. The firm receive constantly 
from the best producing sections of Indiana all kinds 
and varieties of farm, garden, dairy and orchard prod- 
ucts, as well as foreign fruits, and make a specialty of 
the latter and of vegetables. Their splendid connec- 
tions enable them to place consignments promptly and 
to the best advantage to the shipper, while they are 
noted for their quick returns and equitable methods. 
Messrs. Dunlap & Volkening refer to the Indianapolis 
National Bank, and to the merchants of this city in 
general. Both parties were born in Indiana. 


A favorite source of food supply for the residents of 
dianapolis is the establishment of Mr. C. W. Coulter 

rth Illinois 'street, soutwest corner of Ohio 
eet. Mr. Coulter, who is a native of Indiana 
ne to this city in 1889, and embarked in 
iness at 92 North Illinois street, since when he has 

this city. 

and 1 

the Con 

met with a success as positive as it is pronounced. In 
ISill his rapidly increasing business compelled him to 
seek more commodious quarters, and at that time he 
removed to the spacious premises now occupied. The 
store is tastefully arranged, admirably fitted up and has 
an area of 30x100 feet. Mr. Coulter carries a fine, large 
stock of goods, comprising everything in the line of 
staple and fancy groceries, canned goods, table luxuries, 
condiments, foreign and domestic, green and dried 


fruits, the best brands of family flour, cigars, tobacco, 
elc, also choice cuts of fresh beef, veal, lamb, mutton, 
pork, sausage, creamery and dairy butter, fresh eggs 
cheese, etc. These are all of a superior quality and 
obtained at first band from the most reliable sources 
Competent clerks are always in attendance and severa 
delivery teams are in constant service. Orders are filled, 
and the wants of customers supplied promptly, no 
efforts being spared by Mr. Coulter to give full and 
complete satisfaction. Popular prices prevail, and 
basiness is always active and brisk. Mr. Coulter is an 
active, enterprising business man, polite and attentive 
and well deserves the success he has won by his ably 
directed efforts. Prior to engaging in his present busi- 
ness, he was a locomotive engineer, and is a prominent 
member of the B. of L. E., also of the Knights of 
Honor and the Freemasons. The telephone call of the 
store is 1145. 


Few citizens of Indianapolis are more widely known 
or have attained a higher degree of popularity than the 
gentleman whose name heads this sketch. Mr. Samuel 
Laing is prominent alike in social and business 
circles, and has always been foremost among those 
public spirited citizens, whose efforts are directed 
towards the advancement and welfare of the community. 
Mr. Laing is a manufacturer of all kinds of sheet metal 
and copper work, galvanized cornices, window caps, 
finials, skylights, slate, tin and steel roofing, guttering, 
spouting, etc., and his trade is one of great dimensions 
He established this business in February. 18!l0. and 
from the outset, his work has commanded tbe interest 
and attention of the trade, and of builders and archi- 
tects, owing to its uniform excellence and the prompt 
and reliable manner in which it is executed. The works 
are located at 73 and 74 East Court street. They are 
of spacious dimensions, and the various departments 
are fully equipped with all the latest improved and best 
perfected machinery, tools and appliances, while a large 
number of skilled workmen are employed. The range 




□ed. the manufacture of several special- 
ties, such as dust collectors for mills, the fitting of hot- 
blast pipes, bar fixtures, the manufacture of Dr. Nixon's 
patent air tight galvanized cases or boxes for the treat- 
ment of consumptive patients, etc. General jobbing is 
also attended to, and repairing is promptly and satisfac- 

torily executed. Mr. Laing is also the agent in this c: 
for the sale of the Eoynton furnaces. The telepho 
call of bis office is 1438. Mr. Laing was born in India 
apolis. He is a member of the Order of Redmen, t 
U. V. L.. G. A. R. and of the Caledonian Club, 


The wholesale liquor trade is represented in Indian- 
apolis by strong and flourishing houses, among whom 
none have a higher reputation for the excellence of its 
goods than that of Mr. I. Ciener, located at 167 West 
Washington street. The business, although established 
in the wholesale line as recently as 1893, has for nine 
years been known as one of the most flourishing in the 
retail trade of any in the city. The stock is especially 
choice, Mr. Ciener being recognized as an authority 
upon all the details of the business. His specialty is 
fine Kentucky bourbons and Pennsylvania rye whiskies, 
which are distilled by the most famous houses in the 
country. The stock is also choice and valuable in the 
way of liquors, wines, brandies, gins, rums, fruit 
brandies, cordials, bitters, cased liquors, etc., the best 
foreign and dom stic goods being always on hand. 
Another department is devoted to fine cigars and tobac- 
co, of the best brands, in which a large business is done. 
The premises, which comprise the ground floor and 
basement, are completely stocked, and the goods are 
arranged so as to show to excellent advantage. Mr, 
Ciener is a native of Hungary and came here direct 
nineteen years ago. He is well and favorably known 
throughout the community as a gentleman of the strict- 
est integrity, whose honorable methods have changed c 

;ional < 

iof I 


No business requires a more thorough knowledge of 
details than that which relates to the sanitary condition 
of our homes and public buildings. Of late years, this 
subject has received the careful attention of scientific 
men who make sanitary plumbing a specialty, and the 
perfection to which the science has been brought, is the 
best comment upon the intelligence which has been de- 
voted to it. In this important business, together with 
gis fitting, Mr John C Dunn, 63 North Illinois street, 

[-earned reputation, and his establ 
i as the oldest and most reliable in 
jstablished his business in 1853, 
e has been untiring in his efforts tc 
work, the liberal and influential pat 

ronage enjoyed by him. The premises occupied by 
this house consists of two floors and basement, 18x145 
feet in dimensions, constituting salesroom and work- 
shops, the former being well stocked with a full line of 
plumbers' and gas fitters' supplies; the latter equipped 
with all necessary facilities for superior work. Every 
branch of the plumbing and gas fitting industry is here 
undertaken, a specialty being made of sanitary work. 
Estimates are furnished, and contracts made for the 
entire fitting of houses and buildings, and satisfaction is 
guaranteed in every instance, while charges are inva- 
riably based on a scale of extreme moderation. Mr. 
Dunn was employed by the State Board of Health to 
inspect the sanitary condition of the state house. He is 
a native of Kentucky, besides being a typical southern 
gentleman, and skilled exponent of his craft; is a prom- 
inent member of the Plumbers' Association. His tele- 
phone number is 632. and all calls are responded to 
with promptness. 



Indianapolis is to be congratulated upon possessing 
one of the largest and finest jewelry establishments in 
the west, that of Mr. William T. Marcy, located at 3S 
West Washington street. The business was established 
thirty-seven years ago by McLean & Northrup. Mr. 
Marcy, the present proprietor, having had control of 
the business about seventeen years He is a manu- 
facturing jeweler of marked ability and skill, that, 
coupled with excellent taste and sound judgment, 
has developed for himself a trade of great mag- 
nitude among the best classes of people. The 
premises occupied by this business comprise one floor 
24x120 feet in dimensions, with elegant fixtures and 
show-cases for displaying the superb stock {valued at 
from S50,C00 to $75,000) always on hand. Mr. Marcy 
handles all the best movements of watches, foreign and 
American, and cases them in any desired style. He 
is the examiner for the Bi^ 4 and the Monon railroad 
systems, a fact which reflt-cts great credit on his reputa- 
tion as a skilled watchmaker, Mr. Marcy employs a 
number of skilled workmen in the manufacturing de- 
partment, and makes to order all kinds of jewelry, also 
Scottish sign pins, rings, etc., and does the finest en- 
graving work in the city. His house has become 
famous on account of the excellence of the manufac- 
turing work, and the neat, artistic and correct manner 
ner of repairing. This house is headquarters for dia- 
monds of finest water, saphires, rubies, emeralds, etc. 
Any style of stone placed in the most artistic setting 
He also handles a complete line of solid gold and 
silver goods, as well as plated ware of all kinds: 
bronze and fine marble statues, clocks and watches of 
every description and kind. In short, the name of 
Marcy is a sure guarantee of a superior article, of lat- 
est design and finish. He also handles a full line 
of optical goods and opera glasses; also fills all pre- 
scription work from leading opticists. All work in this 
branch of the business is under the supervision of 
skilled workmen. 


ve house dealing exclusively in gloves 
is that known as Tucker's Glove Store, located at 10 
East Washington street. This business was founded in 
1883 by its present proprietor, and at once developed a 
large and influential trade. The premises occupied 
comprise a spacious ground floor, 20x110 feet in area, 
provided with all facilities and modern conveniences. 
The store is very tastefully fitted up and handsomely 
appointed, and here are to be found gloves of every siz 
shape, shat' ' " 

hape, shade, colo 

atenal, and in kid glo 

thing needed from a four-button to a thirty-button 
glove can be had, and at prices which cannot be dupli- 
cated elsewhere. This large stock of gloves and mitts 
is imported directly by this house, and is representa- 
tive in delicacy of finish and style, of the best work- 
manship of European factories. There are among 
others represented here, the famous Berlin factory, 140 
Oranien street: France is herein the shape of the product 
of the celebrated Alexandre, and others of the famous 
Grenoble artizans: Saxony pours from Chemnitz a line 
of goods for the ladies of Indianapolis to admire and 
wear, while Belgium sends from its capital city, Brus- 
sels, a class of goods that always commands attention 
for their quality. The sale of these first-class products 
occupies a large staff of assistants, and the trade ex- 
tends throughout Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ken- 
tucky and Ohio. Mr. Tucker constantly carries a stock 
of no less than 1,600 to 1,800 dozen pairs of gloves, and 
the trade is both wholesale and retail in character, and 
a large mail order business is transacted. Mr. Tucker 
who was born in Maine, and has resided in this city 
since 1864, is a prominent member of 
Club, and most highly esteemed in both trade and social 


Unquestionably the oldest business of its kind in In- 
dianapolis is that now owned and conducted by Mr. 
Robert C. Browning, pharmacist, at 1.5 W. Washington 
street, under the name and style of Browning & Son. The 
foundation of the business dates from 1844, when it was 
established by Mr. Robert Browning, and from 1863 to 
18S6 continued by Browning & Sloan, subsequently by 
Browning & Son, and in 1891 came under the control of 
the present proprietor, son of the founder. The busi- 
ness, until 1891, was both wholesale and retail, and car- 
ried on at 7 and 9 East Washington street, when a re- 
moval was made to the premises now occupied, know n 
as Apothecaries' Hall, which is conducted as a prescrip- 
tion pharmacy. The dimensions of the establishment 
are 18x120 leet, and embraces in its general complete 
appointment all the modern adjuncts of elegance and 
convenience. The laboratory is supplied with all re- 
quisite facilities for compounding the most difiicult pre- 
scriptions and remedies, and the assortment of drugs, 
medicines and toilet articles is one of the best selected 
and in greater variety than any other establishment 
of its kind in Indianapolis. Thoroughly qualified 
prescription clerks are always in attendance, and med- 
icines are compounded and dispensed with the greatest 
degree of accuracy and promptitude from pure, fresh 
drugs only. The pharmacy is largely and liberally pat- 

-^ — ... — . jg residents, and 

of the most prosperous aggregate. 

Mr. Browning, who was born in Indiana, is a grad 
of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, class of 

ber of the 
largest in 

I expert druggist, 
utical profession 
thecaries' Hall, 

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; leadii 


A store recently established in this city and doing a 
good business is that of the Connor Hardware Company. 
The business was established November 1, 1892, and 
from the outset, under the able management of Mr C. 
S Whalen, has been successful and a large trade built 
up. The premises occupied comprise two floors, each 
20x130 feet in area, admirably arranged for the display 
of the stock and convenience for filling orders. The 
stock is full and complete in all departments, and 
comprises, besides builders' hardware, a general assort- 
ment of shelf goods, mechanics' tools, garden imple- 
ments, etc. The assortment of shelf and builders' 
hardware is one of the largest in variety in the city, 
and every article sold by the company is guaranteed to 
be strictly as represented. The goods are all new and 
comprise the best productions of the most reputable 
manufacturers. The prices which obtain are just and 
reasonable, and trade is active and brisk. The sales 
department, on the ground floor, is tastefully fitted no 
and competent clerks are always in attendance. The 
location of the company, at 79 South Illinois street, is 
central and convenient for both the city and country. 
Mr. C. S. Whalen, the manager for the company, is a 
practical man to the business, and well known m the 
city. He was born in Indiana, and is a young man of 
energy and business acumen. Mr. Connor is a promi- 
nent member of the Builders' Exchange. 


Indianapolis is every year becoming a more promi- 
nent manufacturing center and the trade of her old estab- 
lished houses is steadily increasing in magnitude and 
importance. Messrs. F. L. Wilmot & Co . manufac- 
turing confectioners, have, since the inauguration of the 
business in 1878, occupied a leading position in their 
fine and are widely known for the superiority of their 
goods. Their premises comprise four floors and base- 

each 25x100 feet i 

; 82 South Penn 
;et, and are completely equipped with the 


business. The firm cater to the best classof trade and are 
noted for the purity and delicacy of their confectionery, 
glaces. creams, ices. etc.. which are carefully prepared 
from the best materials, got up in the most approved style 
and are in great demand among high class retailers. 
They employ none but skilled workmen and have placed 
upon the market many new and popular delicacies in 
their line, which have secured a strong hold upon popu- 
lar favor and have become staples with the trade Their 
specialty is mixed confectionery in boxes, containing 
goods of high quality and attractive appearance. A full 
line of high grade imported and domestic cigars is also 
carried, which, as regards flavor, finish and cool, 
sweet smoking quality, are absolutely unsurpassed. 
The trade is always active and is rapidly increasing, 
especially throughout Indiana and Illinois, where the 
meritorious productions are greatly appreciated, and 
three traveling salesmen are kept constantly upon the 
road. The house also control a large city business, 
which keeps three active salesmen and several wagons 
always busy. In the office, factory and salesrooms, 
twenty-five skilled employes are required and every 
operation is performed under the personal supervision 
of the proprietors. The house has achieved an enviable 
reputation for manufacturing and handling goods that 
are exactly suited to the wants of the public, and the 
honorable methods in vogue and the enterprise and 
ability displayed in its management, have given it a 
foremost place among the establishments of its kind 
throughout the country. 


The development of the real estate market of Indian- 
apolis is one of the best indications of the solid prosper- 
ity of the city, desirable property being more than ever 
before sought after as a remunerative and absolutely 
safe investment, and as a consequence the business is 
brisk and active. One of the most prominent of the 
operators in this line here is Mr. Charles W. Gorsuch. 

kerage business at 15 Virginia avenue. This house was 
established by Mr. Gorsuch sixteen years ago. and the 
development its business has since acquired is conclu- 
sive of the great practical knowledge and wide expe- 
rience this gentleman has brought to bear in its man- 
agement. Mr. Gorsuch has resided in this city since 
1877, and during his career here he has been conspic- 
uous in many important transactions, and has won the 
confidence and esteem of all having dealings with hira. 
Mr. Gorsuch transacts a general real estate business, 
buying and selling honsps, stores, lots, and land in the 
city and its vicinity, placing loans, ue-utiating mort- 

gages, arranging transfers, collecting rents, and manag- 
ing estates for non-residents and others. His keen ap- 
preciation of values, present and prospective, together 
with a large acquaintance of business men. render his 
services particularly valuable to parties dealing in realty. 
Mr. Gorsuch also represents the Concordia Fire Insur- 
ance Company of Milwaukee, and as a practical under 
writer he offers substantial advantages and inducements 
to the public, including low rates and liberally drawn 
policies, while all losses sustained are equitably adjusted 
and promptly paid through his office. Mr. Gorsuch is 
a native of Maryland. The telephone call of his office 

is 5US. 

One of the leading establishments handling furnit 
of all kinds is Mr. Wm. Kotteman, 91 East Washing 
street. The business was established a few doors 
low the present location by Mr. Kotteman ten \e 
ago. The premises occupied comprise three floor: 
basement, iiOxl65 feet in dimensiens. The store is wt 
stocked in all of its departments, and no better line 
goods can be purchased in the city on as easy term 
The stock comprises the finest as well as cheaper grad 
of furniture of all kinds from elegant parlor : 
down to the homely though comfortable kitchen 1 
ture. The stock also includes carpels, rugs, mat 
oil cloths, lace curtains, window shades, draperies 
coal, wood and gasoline stoves, refrigerators, ice t 
baby carriages, queensware, crockery, etc. In ; 
everything to be wished for in a first-class home c 
found at Mr. Kotteman's establishment. His tr; 
among the wealthier citizens, and extends over the i 



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of the state, and in every instance unbounded satisfaction 
has been expressed as to quality of material used and 
durability of the work, Mr. Smither is highly endorsed 
■and recommended as a reliable business men. and his ser- 
vices as a roofer are in constant request. He keeps in 
his employ from sixteen to twenty hands, and carefully 
superintends all work intrusted to him. He is doing a 
large business and carries a heavy stock of roofing felt, 
roofingpitch coat tir two and three pl> ready roofing 


The adaptability of gravel, composition and felt as 
cheap, substantial, durable roofing materials is very 
generally conceded. Among those actively engaged 
handling and dealing in this class of roofing material 
and furnishing estimates and entering into contracts for 
roofing buildings of all kinds is Mr. T. F. Smither, 
who has been established in the business since 1873 in 
his present location. 169 W. Maryland street, where he 
occupies premises 37x120 feet in dimensions, and a 
warehouse opposite 14x60 feet in area for storage of 
stock. Mr. Smither is well prepared and equipped to 
fill orders and contracts of any magnitude, and during 
his long successful business career has executed con- 
siderable work roofing factories, buildings, dwellings, 
depots, farm houses, barns, etc , throughout this section 

m tal ind ether ruuf oainib pUsters tells sheathmg 
ftlts asbestos fire proof felt straw boards also resin, 
sized sheethmg and roofing felts and everything that 
belongs to this line of busiress He is the larg-^st dealer 
in roofing materials, and the best practical gravel and 
felt roofer in Indianapolis, and has always been success- 
ful and prosperous. He was born and raised in this 
city, and has always been popular and promii 


of the < 

uncil in 1887. also on the Board of Alder 
always active in promoting every enter 
for the benefit of this community. Mr 
prominent member of the .Knights o 



Among the iL-aJing and represt-ntali\ e establishments 
of Its kind, special mention is due to the Indianapolis 
Steel Roofing and Corrugating Company, whose prem- 
ises are centrally located in close proximity to large 
rolling 23 and 25 East South street. The com- 
pany was organized and incorporated in 1889, with a 
paid-up capital of $15,000, and under the able direction 


Steady employment 
and the trade which 
the United States, 
land Valley. Pa., an 
his business, having 
well acqi 

; durable of any on the market, 
ven to a force of skilled hands, 
•ry active, covers the whole of 
Noel was born in the Cumber- 
a master of all the details of 
a long and valuable experience 
ed with the wants of the trade 



the Odd Fc 

member of the Knights of Pythi; 

^Z5S< 25 E SOUTH ^T 

of Mr. S D. Noel, as president and general manager, 
its business has grown and developed in the most satis- 
factory manner. The premises are of ample dimensions 
and have been completely equipped with all the latest 
improved machinery and appliances known to the trade. 
All corrugations are pressed with dies instead of being 
rolled in the old fashioned way, and facilities are at hand 
fur corrugating the heaviest sheets used for building 
purposes. A complete stock of sheet iron and steel of 
all weights and sizes is carried, suitable for all 
purposes, The leading specialty is Noel's im- 
proved roll cap steel roofing, which is made of care- 
fully selected clear steel, box annealed, which will stand 
the test of double seaming lengthwise of sheet. Self cap 
roofing in iron or steel and crimp roofing are also manu- 
factured, together with weather boarding in iron or 
steel and corrugated iron for roofs, ceilings, awnings, 
etc, of all sizes. The ironclad paints, mixed ready for 
use. and tne iron roofing cement madehere, have become 
great favorites everywhere, as they will not crack o: 



Every smoker in the city of Indianapolis knows by 
this time that the best 5 cent cigar to be obtained here 
is John Ranch's "Capital City." "Chess Club" and 
"Hoosier Poet." As a matter of fact nearly 3.000,010 
of these cigars have been manufactured and sold by him 
each year since they were first introduced fifteen 
years ago. His brands do not degenerate, but al- 
ways maintains the same high standard, and can 
be depended upon for a cool sweet smoke, Mr, Rauch 
began business in 1'S12. and his factory and salesroom, 
at H3 West Washington street, has come to be recognized 
as the headquarters for fine flavored cigars and tobaccos. 
His great 10 cent cigar "Hoosier Poet" is simply per- 
fection. He carries a full stock of fancy smoking to- 
baccos, cigarettes, pipes and smokers' articles, and 
transacts a large jobbing trade with all parts of the 
slate. Manufacturing and dealing in cigars is, however, 
his specialty, and in this department he employs a force 
of fifty expert cigar makers and assistants. 


A firm of commanding influence in Indianapolis in 
the wholesale fruit and produce trade, is that of J. A, 
Murphy & Co., at 23 South Delaware. Messrs. J. A 
and E. L. Murphy, the copartners, embarked in busi- 
ness in 1873, on Virginia avenue and in November, 1891, 
removed to the spacious commodious premises, 25x150 
feet in area, now occupied, which are perfectly equipped 
and admirably adaptec for the storage of stock and fill- 
ing orders promptly. The trade of the house is very 
extensive not only locally but throughout the state 
Messrs. Murphy & Co., carry a heavy stock at all times 
of the products of the farm, garden and orchard, and 
make a specialty of dealing in tropical fruits of every 
variety, berries and early vegetables and melons from 
the South, also poultry, creamery and dairy butter and 
eggs. They receive all their supplies direct from the 
best producing sources and can fill the largest orders 
without delay, while their quotations are always the 
lowest in the market. They deal in goods only ot a su- 
perior quality which they guarantee as represented- 
The IMessrs. Murphy have resided in Indianapolis many 
years. They are well and favorably known in commer- 
cial circles and their reputation has never been ques- 



nd the 


There is no branch of art which has made such rapid 
strides in so short a space of time as that of photog- 
raphy. The oldest established and foremost exponent 
of the art in Indianapolis is Mr. H. W. Scibird, whose 
studio is centrally located at t)2|'2 East Washington 
street. Mr. Scibird has been engaged in the business 
for many years. In the early part of 1893. he pur- 
chased that of Mr. Axtell, at his present address. He 
has always enjoyed a most enviable reputation for his 
artistic productions, and his patronage is derived from 
all parts of the state. His premises are of ample di- 
mensions, the reception room, parlor and oflice being 
very tasteful and pleasing in their fc/nishings. In the 
operating room are in use all the latest appliances and 
devices known to the photographic art, including the 
best of light accessories, plain and landscape, and other 
properties for backgrounds and eff'^cts, Mr. Scibird is 
prepared to execute photography in all its branches, 
and produces in all his work the best and most beautiful 

ess, and patrons thus secure accurate and perfect por- 
traits. Copying and enlarging are neatly done and fin- 



;d in all desirable styles, and special att<_^ntion is 

sn to outdoor work. Mr. Scibird is ably assisted by 
son, P. W. Scibird. and several skilled artists, and 
prices are reasonable for first-class work He is an 

omplished master of his art, and a sound, reliable 

I successful business man. 

d. M. RYDER. 

Ranking among the wholesale houses of the best type, 
and whose reputation is widespread is that of Mr ] 
M. R>der. wholesale dealer in wines, liquors, cigars 
and tobacco, located at 145 West Washington street, 
(telephone 1140). This flourishing business was estab- 
lished in 188G by the present proprietor, at 77 Massa- 
chusetts avenue, and the business was entirely that of 
jobbing cigars and tobaccos. In 1891. Mr. Ryder re- 
moved to his present more commodious and eligible 
quarters, and the wholesale dealing in foreign and do- 

The premises occupied comprise an entire main floor 
and basement, each 20x100 feet in dimensions; these 
are especially well arranged, and provided with every 
convenience and facility for the storage and handling 
of the very large, choice and carefully selected stock 
carried. The house handles and deals at wholesale in 
all the finest and best Bourbon, Pennsylvania and 
Maryland whiskies, which for purity and general excel- 
lence are not surpassed by any in the country. The 
choicest foreign and domestic wines, brandies, gins, 
rums, cordials, etc. are also dealt in, and a heavy stock 
of a superior class of goods is always carried. The 
cigar and tobacco department is replete with the finest 
selected brands of imported. Key West and domestic 
cigars, cut and plug smoking and chewing tobaccos, and 
he has now in stock 500,000 cigars, the sales amounting 
to 1,'J50.000 annually It has always been the aim of 
Mr. Ryder to maintain the quality of his goods up to 
the highest standard of excellence, and the success 
which has crowned his efforts is evidenced by the firm 
hold these goods have obtained on the public taste, and 
the extensive demand created for them wherever intro- 
duced. Several traveling salesmen are employed, and 
the trade is widely diffused throughout all parts of In i- 
ana. All orders are promptly filled with the greatest 
care, and invariably to the satisfaction of customers. 
Most moderate prices are charged, and the proprietor 
has acquired an enviable reputation for the liberality of 
his dealings. Mr. Ryder was born in Ohio, and has re- 
sided twelve years in Indianapolis, where he is deserv- 
edly popular in business and social circles 


;of ( 

ing repn 
of Indianapolis would be incomplete without more than 
passing mention of the establishment of Messrs, Henley, 
Eaton & Co., jobber of hats, caps, gloves, straw goods. 
etc. The foundation of the house dates from 1886, 
when it was established by Henley & Price, and Novem- 
ber, 1803. came under the control of the present firm. 
The premises occupied 120 and 132 South Meridian 
street, comprise three floors and basement, each 33x120 
feet in area, neatly arranged and admirably fitted up 
with an especial adaptability for all purposes of the 
business. An extensive stock of goods is carried by the 
firm, the assortment being one of the largest and mcst 
complete to be found in the city Only goods of a su- 
perior quality are handled, and the house has always 
been regarded as one of the most reliable in commercial 
circles. The trade is large, and comes from the states 
of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, and each succeeding year 
is steadily growing in volume and importance. Six 
traveling salesmen are maintained on the road, and an 
efficient force of clerks employed in the house. AH the 
members of the firm are representative business men, 
widely and popularly known in mercantile circles. 


To supply the inhabitants of a large city like Indian- 
apolis with the necessary food products, is a business 
of ever expanding dimensions, and is well represented 
here by many firms of reliability and responsibility. In 
the front rank of such concerns, we find that of Messrs. 
Compton & Rice, dealers in fancy and staple groceries, 
at the corner of Massachusetts avenue and Delaware 
street. Although but one year has elapsed since these 
gentlemen, Messrs. S, M Compton and George L, H. 
Rice, succeeded to the control of this business, which 
was founded by Messrs. Clue & Easterday. they have 
built up a large and flourishing trade. No concern of 
this kind in this section of Indianapolis maintains a 
better standing in the trade, and few. if any, have a 

cupied comprise a 25x100 foot store, neatly appointed 
and handsomely fitted up, and presents a very attractive 
appearance. A heavy and carefully selected stock is 
constantly carried on hand, and includes a carefully se- 
lected assortment of pure, fresh teas, coffees and spices, 
condiments and table delicacies in great variety, canned 
goods, prepared cereals, the best brands of family 
flour, bakers' and laundry supplies, sugars, syrups and 

molasses, also prime lard, hams, bacon, fish, vegetables, 
farm and dairy produce, fruits, etc. The house is con- 
ducted on strict business principles, and its manage- 
ment characterized by^energy and sagacity, and all 
persons having dealings therewith are assured of find- 
ing the same entirely satisfactory. Messrs, Compton & 
Rice are progressive and enterprising merchants and 
highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Compton is Quarter- 
master general of the State of Indiana, and has held 
this office since the inauguration of Governor Matthews. 


tbe _ 

hats, caps, etc , is that of Messrs, Hendrickson, Lefler 
& Co. of 89 and 91 South Meridian street. Indianapolis. 
The business was established in 1880 by its present pro- 
prietors and I as been steadily developed by them to its 
present large proportions upon the sound principles of 
equity. Three spacious floors and the basement, each 
230x32 feet in dimensions, are utilized for business pur- 
poses, and the whole is completely filled with a large 
and choice assortment of the finest hats, caps, gloves and 
straw goods, both foreign and domestic, carefully 
selected, with a view to meeting the exact wants of the 
best class of trade. A specialty is made of the popular 
'■ Rex " hat. both soft and stiff, which is manufactured 
of the finest materials and is fashionable, dressy and 
durable. Another style, known as the " Annex," which 
is made especially for the trade of this house, has be- 
coming a great favorite in this section and is one of the 
best hats on the market to-day. The firm sell large 
numbers of these superior goods. Their stock in all 
departments will be found first-class as regards quality, 
in the height of the fashion and of the most varied char- 
acter, while prices are always moderate. Besides a 
large city trade a most desirable patronage is enjoyed in 
all parts of Indiana and Illinois, and seven traveling 
salesmen are kept constantly upon the road, Mr. A. P'. 
Hendrickson is a native of Indiana and is well known as 
an active and enterprising business man. whose execu- 
tive ability has greatly contributed to placing his house 
in the front rank. Mr. C. W, Lefler was born in Penn- 
sylvania, but has resided here for several years, enjoying 
the esteem of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances 
The facilities of the firm are perfect, both for importing 
and jobbing, their connections influential, while their 
resources are ample for every demand that can be made. 



The people of Indianapolis may well be proud of the 
magnificent Grand Hotel, which is universally admitted 
to be one of the finest and most ably conducted in the 
countr} This splendid house was first opened to the 
public in IK'O under the name of the Mason House, the 
present app IHtue 1 eing idopted si\ years later. In 

in M I 1 ( I nl in November 1H42, the 

Indianapolis, and is now an active member of both the 
Commercial Club and Board of Trade. Will G, Elliott 
the best known and most popular clerk io the 
West, still retains the position of chief clerk, which 
he has so faithfully filled for the past eighteen 
years The Grand is a five-story, handsome and sub- 
stantial structure, having a frontage of 200 feet on 
Maryland, and of 3.50 on Illinois street. It is of 
elegant design, and it would be difficult to name another 
hotel so admirably constructed and fitted up for the 

guests. It contains 216 hand- 
somely furnished and well ven- 
tilated sleeping apartments, af- 
fording accommodations for SCO 
guests. It is fitted up throughout 
with electric call bells and annu- 
ciators, electric lights, passenger 
elevators, etc. , two dynamos on 
the premises supplying all the 
requisite power. There are read- 
. smoking rooms, bar and 
, rooms, barber shop and 
oms, telegraph and type- 
writer offices, sample rooms for 
commercial travelers, etc., and 
Ihe structure is absolutely fire- 
proof. The ladies' ordinary has 
a seating capacity of fifty, and 

bath 1 

is unsurpassed, every detail b 
carefully directed, so that pat 
speak in the highest term 
this feature, in common ■ 


stock of $300,000, since which time about $30,000 has 
been expended in improvements. The officers of the 
company are: Mr. Robert G. Harseim, president; Mr. 
Fred. W. Bailey vice-president and secretary; Mr. 
Wm. Foor treasurer. Mr. Harseim is one of the lead- 
ing manufacturers of the city Mr. Bailey, although a 
young man, and with only a few years experience, has 
shown himself to be truly adapted for the business he 
has chosen. He is an active member of the Hotel Men's 
Mutual Benefit Association. Mr. Foor, the treasurer, 
is also the manager, which in itself insures success, as 
he is known among hotel men of the United Slates as 
an experienced and very popular manager He is also 
fast associating himself with the business interests of 

e other excellencies of the 
)use. The Grand is but one 
and a half blocks from the Union 
depot, and in ih- most central part of the city. The 
rates are from *:-! to $.5 per day, Mr, Foor is a mem- 
ber of the Commercial Club, and the Hotel Men's 


The leading financial institution of this city and state 
is the Indiana National Bank, which has won such an 
enviable reputation for the soundness and conservatism 
of its management. The bank dates its origin back to 
18.'i7 as the Indianapolis Branch of the Bank of the 
State of Indiana. On March 14 it was duly chartered 
under the Federal laws as the Indiana National Bank, 
Mr. George Tousey being the first president and Mr. D. 
E Snyder the cashier. The bank was early recognized 

as one of the great factors aiding in the development of 
the resources of the state, and has ever continued to 
wield a potent influence in the financial world, Mr. 
William Coughlen was elected president in 1872, serv- 
ing until 1883, when he retired accepting the vice-presi- 
dency, while Mr. Volney T. Malott was elected presi- 
dent, most faithfully and successfully discharging the 
onerous duties devolving upon him, Mr. D. E Snyder, 
the old cashier was succeeded by Mr. D. M. Taylor. 
He was followed by Mr. W. E Coffin, continuing until 
1885, when the banks charter was renewed, and Mr. E, 
B, Porter became cashier. The best proof of the signal 
ability of the present officers is afforded by reference to 
the magnificent showing of the bank, which has resour- 
ces of Sa, 452. 000, with a paid-up capital of $300,100; it 
has a splendid surplus of $.500,000, besides an additional 
sum of over $75,000 credited to undivided profits. The 
bank has always been the popular favorite with active 
business men, and has the accounts of our leading mer- 
cantile houses and manufacturers. Its lines of deposits 
foot up to the great sum of $3,531,3.57, and which in- 
cludes no less than $1,440,400 of individual deposits 
subject to check. It is also a United States depository, 
and federal disbursing officers keep their accounts here. 
The bank's loans and discounts average nearly $2,000,- 
OCO, thus insuring the large earnings for which this bank 
has ever been noted, and which accounts for its stock 
being at such a high premium. The bank transacts a 
general business, making a specialty of collections on 
all points, among its correspondents being the Impor- 
ters and Traders' National Bank of New York, and the 
First National Bank of Chicago. The bank building is 
owned by President Malott, who was the bank's first 
teller. Mr. Malott is a capitalist of the highest stand- 
ing, and has won a splendid reputation for h 
a financier. He was one of the promoters c 

for the Chicago & Atlantic railroad, 
active member of the Board of Trade 

the Me 



'ith the 

Porter has been 
bank for the past fifteen years, and is a most popular 
and efficient bank officer. In every respect, the Indiana 
National Bank has proved itself the representative finan- 
cial institution of this city, and bears favorable com- 
parison with any bank elsewhere, both as to character 

of business, solid assets and abilil 




The vocation of an undertaker is essentially 



lion peculiarly 

atively few ind 

experience as well 

abled to discharge 

and unqualified satisfaction of those 

earned. Among the prominent hous 

we may add state, is that of Messrs. 

Irvin, of 97 North Ilhnois street. I 

t qualifications, which com 
possess, and it is only by 
ural aptitude that a man is 

of the city, and 
Kregelo, Son & 
. D. Kregelo es- 
n East Market 

a first-class undertaker's establishment. The firm em- 
ploy a number of capable and experienced men adapted 
to the solemnity of the business, and are ready to 
answer calls day or night, the telephone number 
being 1154. Mr. D. Kregelo was born in Maryland in 
1813; left home when quite young to seek wealth and 
position in what was then the wild west. Walked from 
near Baltimore to Columbus, Ohio, remained there for 
a time, then proceeded in the same manner to Cincin- 
nati, hence to Chicago, finally, drifted to Inaianapolis 

>ears he w i^ sULcetded by his son C 
who continued the old business for a numt 
with credit to the Kregelo name so well known in busi- 
ness. He has now retired, however, from the business en- 
tirely. After ten years retirement from active business, 
Mr, D, Kregelo decided to again resume an active busi- 
ness life in order to successfully launch the bark of 
another and younger son, John L. Kregelo, on the 
troubled seas of commercial activity. Accordingly, 
March, 18!ll, introduces them to the public under the 
old name of D, Kregelo & Son in the r present hand- 
some quarters. After the retirement of C, E. Kregelo 
from the business, they formed partnership with Albert 

Mr. Irvin has been associated for eight years with C. 
E. Kregelo, and is thoroughly competent to take charge 
of any branch of the business. Mr. Irvin was born 
in 18.52 in Rush County, this state, studied Uw and 
was admitted to the bar in 1874, moved to this city in 
1876, where he has reided ever since, except five years, 
which time was spent as head book-keeper of the Dorsey 
Machine Company, Milton, Ind. In 1875 he returned to 
this city and entered the establishment of C, E. Kregelo, 
where he remained until above partnership was formed. 
They occupy two floors, one facing Illinois street and one 
on Ohio street- Also have attached elegant display and 
waiting rooms. The embalming department is unsurpassed 
in city or state. The morgue is under the care of efficient 
attendants who are ready day and night to receive and 
care for the silent visitor. The firm keeps en hand 
an elegant and elaborate line of caskets, coffins, shrouds, 
burial robes, trimmings and everything to be found in 


and prosperity. 


her fin 

:ial growth 

important and influential concern 
A. Baber& Co., commission sales- 
men of cattle, sheep and hogs, doing business in the 
Exchange Building at the Union Stock Yards. This 
firm commenced operations in ISSC, and have since de- 
veloped an important and extensive patronage throueh- 
out the cattle-raising sections of the country. The 
individual members of the firm are Adin Baber, J. B 
Sedwick and E. Nichols The firm sell on commission 
only, transacting a business amounting to between two 
and three millions of dollars annually, while they now 
carry on very extensive business relations with the 
mammoth packing houses of Knigan, Fletcher, CoHin & 
Co , and the Moore Packing Company of Indianapolis. 
Mr. Adin Baber was born in Illinois, where he still re- 
sides. He is an extensive cattle dealer and farmer in Ed- 
gar County, Illinois, and is at present connected with the 
Frst National Bank of Paris, 111. Mr. ] B. Sedwick 
was born in Owen County. Illinois, and spent his boy- 
hood days farming in Monroe County, Indiana. He 
has been a resident of Indianapolis twenty years, and 
has always been engaged in the stock business. Mr E. 
Nichols was born in New York, and was for many years 
an extensive stock raiser and breeder. These gentle- 
men are among our most successful and respected busi- 
ness men, and highly esteemed in social and financial 


One of the most important and ably conducted of 
Indiana's industries is the Chief Manufacturing Com- 
pany, manufacturers of the famous "Chief " self-feed rip 
saw, which is rapidly superseding all other makes, and 
is preferred by wood-workers everywhere. The factories 
are located at Colfax, Ind., where the company went 
into business in January, 1890, and has achieved a great 
success under the able, energetic guidance of Mr. Tee- 
guarden, the president, and Mr. D Lanum, the manager 
and Indianapolis representative. The growing demands 
of the trade resulted in the company opening an office 
and salesroom in this city, centrally located at 193 South 





is carried full lines of the Chief self-feed 
mill supplies of every description, specialties being made 
of circular saws, band saws, swages, files, saw gummers, 
concave saws, segment saws, wood pulleys, mill dogs, etc., 
while they are sole agents here for the Revere Rubber 
Belting, Bradford Leather Belting, etc. None but goods 
of the highest standard of excellence are carried here, while 
the prices are the lowest. As to the Chief self-feed rip 
saw, it saves more than 50 per cent of the labor required 
in hand feeding and gives most perfect results. It 
gauges accurately, feeds automatically at any rate of 
speed and runs true, even and with no waste of power. 
By using a Chief self feeder the slabs generally thrown 
.away can be cut into small dimension stock for which 
there is always a good market. The Chief self-feeder is 
the fastest, safest and handiest rip saw on the market, 
and the company has hosts of testimonials proving this. 
Mill men find they can saw from a quarter to a third 
more lumber with it. Those 

I a quarter to a third 
sted should send to 

Mr. Lan 




is also sole agents of the ' Little Giant" van 
saw mills. It pays for itself in a few days in increasing 
the mill's capacity. All the "Chief" machines are pro- 
duced from the very best materials, put together by ex- 
perienced workmen. They are simple in construction, 
fully tested before leaving the shop and can be relied up- 
on in every way to do the work intended. To progressive 
mill men their can be no further arguments required. 
They need the "Chief" self-feed ripsaw, and with itcan 
make more money than ever before. Mr. Lanum is one 
of the most popular and energetic business men in 
Indianapolis. He has secured to this city a large estab- 
lishment—a headquarters for the p.oducts of this com- 
pany, also for all kinds of mill suppl!3s and outfits, and 
offers to the trade of the city and country at large, sub- 
stantial inducements, both as to price and quality, no- 
where else duplicated. 



nducting of this 
structure, 60x80 
of East and Co- 
ty for a detailed 

customers by a railway cash carrier The trade is both 
wholesale and retail in character, and is not confined to 
the city, but comes from all the surrounding sections of 
country. Mr. Keller, who was born in Germany, has 
resided in Indianapolis since 1867, and throughout his 
business career has alwa\s been successful and pros- 
perous In ISs') he established a branch house at 159 
Hadley ave- 

nds that arrest and 
:no\e pain and heal 
s sick has been re- 
rded as among the 

and thu 

pal kep 

t on 


n tne n 

ve departments; tor ins 




dry goods, notions, millinery 


silks an 


ess fa 

brics, worsteds and woolens, boots and 

shoes i 

3 all 

the n 

ew style 

s for men, women, miss 



n fo 

rm a 


of considerable importance. 




n order 

are the grocery and meat de- 


nts which 

is partic 

ularly full and complete 


lich lad 

es and misses cloaks a 

e dis- 




ctive appearance, likewi 

se the 


g departm 

ent which contains a valuable 


ment o 




garments for men and 




so a departrae 

nt for the sale of flour 


hay. St 



n clerks are employed 

n the 



their operations of wait 


□g the leading and most reliable members of 
the pharmaceutical profession in this city may be named 
Mr. S. Muhl, who is a prominent member of the State 
Pharmaceutical Association, the Marion County Drug 
Association and the Inter-State League. Mr. M Muhl 
established himself in business at the corner of Illinois 
and First streets in 1875. and in 1886 opened a branch 
store at the corner of Alabama and Seventh streets, and 
in 1890 one at the corner of Illinois and Thirteenth 
streets. The store at Illinois and First streets has di- 
mensions of 20x60 feet, and is tastefully fitted up with 
modern cherry fixtures ; the Illinois and Thirteenth 

while the Alabama and Seventh streets store is appointed 
as the First street store and is 20x55 feet in dimensions. 
AH of these stores are very attractively arranged, and 
contain large and varied stocks, embracing pure, fresh 
drugs and chemicals, proprietary remedies of well- 
known merit, pharmaceutical preparations of Mr. Muhl's 
own superior production, toilet articles, perfumery, 
druggists' sundries, surgeons' and physicians' supplies, 
etc.. supplemented by a choice line of imported and do- 
mestic cigars. A prominent specialty is made of the 
prescription department, physicians' formulae and fam- 
ily recipes being here compounded at any hour of the 
day or night with accuracy and precision. Mr. Muhl 
was born in Missouri, and formerly conducted a drug 
store on Broadway in St. Louis. He is a gentleman of 
great attainments in his profession, and he enjoys the 
respect and esteem of both the lay and professional 




md aln 

nbers of the ( 

dustry is represented here. 

ment. and the oldest and leading in its line, is ttie 
Evans Linseed Oil Works, where are manufacturtrd 
raw and boile i linseed oil and oil cake. The founda- 
tion of these works dates from 1864, when they were es- 
tablished on South Delaware street by Mr I. P. Evans & 
Co. In 1885 the premises were entirely destroyed by fire, 
and immediately after the premises now occupied on 
Michigan street, on the line of the Belt Railroad were 
built, and have since been utilized for manufacturing 
purposes. In 1887 the present company was organized 
and incorporated unde 
Joseph R. Evans president and Wr 

The ground occupied is four acres in extent, and the 
buildings three in number, one. two and three stories 
high, are substantially constructed of brick and have a 
floor space of 37,500 square feet. Steam power is em- 
ployed, and the latest improved special machinery, 
presses, etc., in use. the daily capacity of the works be- 
ing 1,500 bushels of seeds. Connected with the works is 
an elevator of I5u.t00 bushels capacity. It is ninety 
feet high and contains bins of from twenty-eight to forty- 
five feet deep, and admirably equipped with machinery 
operated by steam power. At these works, oil is ex- 
tracted by pressure and chemical processes, and is 
always of a uniform quality and superior in every re- 
spect. The brands are standard on the market and the 
oils always in active demand by the trade. An immense 
quantity of oil cake and mea! is also produced, which is 

ith Mr 


sold to stock raisers and farmers anH shipped to the 
Atlantic seaboard cities for export. Messrs. Joseph R, 
and Wm. R Evans were both born in Warren County, 
Ohio, and have resided in Indianapolis for a period of 

financial circles.and are prominent mem ers of the Board 
of Trade and Commercial Club The office of the 
suite 28 Indiana Trust Company Building. 



es connected with th 


A leading and important industry In Indianapolis is 
that in which Mr. L C. Thompson is engaged, that of 

mouldings, etc The business was established in Novem- 
ber, 1888, by the Thompson Bros., and in 1891 came 
under the control of the present proprietor, who was one 
of the original firm. The premises utilized consists of 
a large yard and a two-story mill building, 60x75 feet in 
area, perfectly fitted up and equipped with the latest im- 
proved wcod-working machinery, driven by a sixty 
horse-power steam engine and a boiler 14x60 feet, alsoa 
capacious steamer for steaming lumber before being sent 
to the drying house, From forty to fifty skilled hands 
are employed in the different departments, all of whom 
are under the immediate supervision of Mr. Thompson, 
the proprietor. An immense stock of material, compris- 
ing all kinds of hard woods is kept in the storage yard and 
orders for turned mouldings, furniture frames of walnut 
and other woods, also office, bank and store fixtures are 
manufactured at the shortest notice Dimension stock 
is cut to order and large orders are filled from furniture 
manufacturers, sewing machine companies, organ build- 
ers, etc , in the East, and a fine trade is also done with 
the local cabinet makers and upholsterers. Mr. Thomp- 
son is a native of Burlington. Iowa, and has resided in 
Indianapolis for a period of sixteen yearn, five of which 
he was superintendent of the mills of D E. Stone & Co. 
He embarked in business with his brother in 1888. and 
since it has been under his sole ownership and control 
he has enjoyed a career of uninterrupted prosperity and 
established a splendid trade of the most substantial 
character. He is a prominent member of the Com- 
mercial Club. The location of the mill at 203 and 295 

facility Is enjoyed for conducting business operations on 
a large scale. 

of thti profession of druggist call for a man with 
more than ordinary attainments and ability. The drug 
business of Indianapolis is carried on by men of enter- 
prise and high attainments, of whom the subject of this 
sketch. Mr L S Stockman, is a worthy representative 
Mr Stockman was born in Lawrenceburg, Ind , and has 
resided in this city since 1881 He has had fourteen 
years pr ctical experience as a pharmacist, five of which 
were spent in the employ of Mr. J, M. Scott, of thiscity. 
In 1887 Mr, Stockman embarked in business on his own 
account, and has since met with flattering success, such 
as is justly due to his professional ability and business 
sagacity. His pharmacy is centrally located at 251 
North Illinois street. It is 20x60 feet in dimensions, 
neat and attractive, finely fitted throughout, and handy 
and convenient in every particular. His stock comprises 
pure drugs, medicines, chemicals, physicians' supplies, 
the standard proprietary and pat-nt medicines, toilet 
articles, etc , which are carefully selected for their 
purity and general standard of excellence. Mr Stock- 
man makes a prominent specialty of his prescription de- 
partment, in which the greatest care, skill and accuracy 
are the salient features, and all orders are promptly at- 
tended to. The telephone call is 1025. and the phar- 
macy is open at all hours. Mr, Stockman is a member 
of the Marion County Pharmaceutical Association, also 
of the Sta^te Pharmaceutical Association, and the Inter- 
State League. He is a Knight of Pythias 


A leading concern in its special line in Indianapolis 
to which we call attention is the American Lounge 
Company, manufacturers of single and bed lounges, 
couches, etc., located at 16. 18 and 20 Fayette street. 
This company was incorporated in March, 1893, under 
the laws of Indiana, with a capital of $20,000. Although 
but an extremely limited period of time has since inter- 
vened, the business of the house has already assumed 
large proportions, and its products are in great demand 
by the better class of trade throughout New Eng- 
land. Ohio. Indiana, Pennsylvania. Michigan. Illinois 
and other states The American Lounge Company is 
developing strictly on the basis of merit, the goods man- 
ufactured by it in every way maintaining the lead for 
style, durability and elegance of finish. The factory is 
a two-story frame structure, having a frontage of 80 
feet by a depth of 150 feet It is a model establishment 
of its kind, affording employment to an a%-erage force of 

thlrtv -sl-'llci h itIs. A perfect system of organization 
i,cjl^rce', both partners bringing to bear the widest 
experience, Mr Jos. W. Connolly, the president, hav- 
ing been for twelve years connected with the house of 
Mr Thos Madden, while Mr. Thos D. Scott, who fills 
the office of secretary and treasurer, was formerly of 
Thos D. Scott & Co . who sold out to the United 
States Lounge Company. The American Lounge Com- 


lifted 1 


before it prospects of the most favorable character 
Messrs Scott & Connolly are members of the Commer- 
cial Club. 


apolis as a great monetary 
flourishing financial 
institutions, and the need of still further banking facil- 
ities, resulted in the organization and incorporation on 
Jan. 1, 1893, of the State Bank of Indiana, with a paid- 
up capital of $2J0.0.'0, and as the result of the first 
day's business, it had resources of $331,207, with indi- 
vidual deposits amounting to $121,811. a splendid show- 
ing. The banks location is considered the most desir- 
able in town, being in the Bates House, corner of Wash- 
ington and Illinois streets. The fixtures are elegant, 
while the counting room has tile floor, electric lights, 
steam heat. etc. There are large burglar and fire-proof 
vaults, and every convenience and safeguard are at 
command. A general banking business is transacted. 
A specialty is made of collections on all points, the 
banks chain of correspondents, including the Fourth 
National and Madison Square banks in New York; the 
Banker's National Bank. Chicago; American Trust and 
Savings Bank, Chicago: Fourth National Bank. Cin- 
cinnati; American Exchange Bank, St Louis, etc. The 
bank has the benefit of able and conservative guidance 
Mr. Sterling R. Holt, the president, is one of the best 
known capitalists and financiers in the state. With his 
thorough knowledge of monetary affairs, and giving 
close personal attention to his duties, the bank has a 
head in whom the public universally bestows the ut- 
most confidence. The vice-president, also, Mr. Win- 
field T. Durbin, is specially qualified for the perform- 
ance of his duties, while in Mr. James R. Henry, the 
bank has a cashier of widest range of experience and signal 
ability. He has had twenty-four years active connection 
with banking, and wasiormerly a member of the banking 
of Montgomery & Henry of Gosport, " " ~ 


to open 


nfidently recom- 

■ith this thr 

ch has before i 




A representative manufacturing concern, and the only 
one of its kind in Indiana, is the Indiana Suspender 
Company, manufacturers of fine suspenders, at 20 South 
Alabama street, in this city. This business was estab- 
lished by Mr. H. Cohen on pL-bruary 1, 1893. and 
although but a very brief period of time has since in- 
tervened, a trade has already been built up which ex- 
tends to all parts of the United States, and which 
necessitates the employment of six traveling salesmen. 
The goods manufactured by Mr. Cohtn have gained a 
wide celebrity for their superior quality of materials 
and fine workmanship, and wherever introduced com- 
mand a ready sale. The premises utilized for factory 
purposes comprise a recently erected brick structure, 
having two floors and abasement, and being 25x60 feet 
in dimensions. They are fully equipped with every 
modern convenience and appliance for the rapid produc- 
tion of the spfcialties of the house, and the output is 
large. Eighteen skilled operators are steadily employed. 
The company manufacture medium grade and fine silk 
suspenders, and fill orders for the trade at lowest figures 
and on short notice. Mr. Cohen was born in this city 
and was formerly engaged in mercantile pursuits in 
Texas for thirteen years. He is popular in trade cir- 
cles, and his financial standing and reliability are of the 
very highest. Mr. Cohen will remove in July. 1893. to 
more eligible quarters, at 77 South Meridian street. 
where he will occupy a three-story brick building, 2fi\ 
200 feet, and will add to his business a full line of gents' 

ngs = 


County, Nova Scotia, Canada, and has had more than 
thirty years' experience in the business, being for a 
number of years previous to engaging in his present un- 
dertaking connected with the wholesale drug house of 
Ward Brothers, in this city. Mr. Gauld's store, at 201 
Indiana avenue, is spacious, commodious and admira- 
bly adapted for the purposes of the business. It is 
fully equipped, including a finely appointed department, 
especially fitted for the prompt and accurate 
compounding of physicians' prescriptions and fam- 
ily recipes, in which none but properly quali- 
fied assistants are engaged, and only such gener- 
ally accepted standard drugs as the preparations of 
Squibb. Merch and others equally well-known Euro- 
pean and American chemists are used. The stock 

embraces a full assortment of absolutely pure and fresh 
drugs and chemicals, extracts, tinctures and pharma- 
ceutical compounds of Mr. Gauld's own superior pro- 
duction. All proprietary remedies of well-known merit 
and reputation, the latest novelties in druggists' fancy 
goods, toilet articles, perfumery, etc., fine stationery, 
popular brands of foreign and domestic cigars, pure 
wines and liquors for medicinal purposes, surgeons' and 
physicians' requisites, druggists' sundries and every- 
thing usually found in a well regulated drug store. 
Order, system and neatness are to be observed every- 
where; polite service is accorded patrons by intelligent 
assistants, and prices are always just and moderate. 
Mr. Gauld is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Cal- 
edonian Club. Marion County Drug Association and the 
Inter-State League. He is an enterprising, industrious 
business man, thorough, exact and reliable in his pro- 
fession, and highly respected by all with whom he has 




The clothing trade has assumed very great propor- 
tions in every part of the United States, and the oppor- 
tunities that are offered to the public of obtaining fine 
and comfortable garments, are such as they never en- 
joyed before, This is especially the case in our large 
cities, where misfit clothing parlors are operated. Mis- 
fits and uncalled-for clothing are garments made by 
tailors, which either did not fit or were uncalled for 
To the tailors these goods are almost a total loss, and 
the proprietors of misfit clothing parlors secure them at 
less than the cost of the material, enabling them to sell 
them again at half, and often less than half the original 
measured price. The leading house of this kind in In- 
dianapolis is the Original Misfit Clothing Parlor of Mr. 
A C. Arustbal, at 35 North Illinois street, in the Young 
Men's Christian Association Building. It was estab- 
lished in 1889 by Mr. Arusthal, and has from the start 
become the recipient of a first-class and fashionable 
patronage. It is the only house of the kind in the city, 
and its garments are in great demand by all classes of 
our citizens. The stock carried embraces full lines of 
merchant tailor suits in all styles, colors and shades, 
cutaways and sacks, fine Prince Albert suits, overcoats 
in chinchilla, kerseys, elysians, montalgriaes, meltons, 
silk and satin lined, pants, vests, etc., all sold at less 
than half their original cost. Alterations to improve 
their fit are made free of charge, and every garment is 
warranted to be exactly as represented. Mr. Arusthal 
is a popular and progressive merchant, and his financial 
responsibiliiy is of the highest. 


The pharmacy of Mr. W E, McMillin. at 152 East 
Washington street, is in all respects a well appointed 
first-class place, one of the foremost establishments 
of the kind in Indianapolis, and receives a very 
fine patronage. The business was founded in 1891 by 
Dr. C. M. Harold, to whom Mr. McMillin succeeded in 
the early part of the present year. Physicians' pre- 
scriptions and family recipes are here compounded from 
absolutely pure and fresh ingredients, in the most careful 
and accurate manner, the proprietor exercising close 
personal supervision over the laboratory. The phar- 
macy is in a very central and eligible location, immedi- 
ately east of the Court House, and has a frontage of 20 
feet by a depth of 100. It is very attractively fitted up 
with large plate glass display windows, show cases and 
cabinets, the display being particularly tasteful, and two 
qualified assistants are in attendance. A notable feature 
of the establishment is the massive double soda water 
fountain, which was put up in at a cost of $1,400. The 
stock is both large and complete, and includes carefully 
selected drugs, medicines and chemicals of every de- 
scription, extracts, essences, spices, seeds, herbs, roots, 
barks and kindred products, all the standard proprie- 
tary remedies, pure medicinal wines, liquors and min- 
eral waters, toilet articles, perfumery, fancy soaps, 
sponges, chamois skins, and a great variety of pharma- 
ceutical specialties, imported and domestic cigars, etc. 
Prescriptions are a specialty, and night bell calls receive 
immediate response. Mr. McMillin is a graduate of 
the Louisville College of Pharmacy, and has had 12 
years' experience in medicine, four years of which was 
spent in Illinois, complying with all the requirements of 
the law in that state. He is a Knight of Pythias. Born 
in Charleston, Ind, he has resided in this city but a 
short lime, and is rapidly gaining a well deserved popu- 


One of the most popular clothiers, merchant tailors and 
dealers in gentlemen's furnishing goods in the city is Mr 
Geo. Mannfeld, who has had quite an extended experi- 
ence in the business. The splendid establishment, of 
which he is now the head, was founded as long ago as 
1849 by Bauer &Goepper. In 1862 the firm of F. Goep- 
per & Co. was formed, Mr. Mannfeld being the Co. 
The firm continued the business until 1876, and were 
succeeded by Goepper & Mannfeld. Mr. Goepper died 
in 1882, when the business came under the sole control 
of Mr. Mannfeld, who is one of the best known mer- 
chant tailors in the city. The premises occupied at 17 
East Washington street are 20xl:.M) feet in dimensions. 


and arranged with an especial adaptability for all pur- 
poses of the business. An immense stock of goods is 
carried, comprising new style, fashionably cut, fine cloth- 
ing for mens, boys' and children's wear; also a full line 
of furnishing goods, including all the novelties. The 
merchant tailoring department is a special feature of 
the establishment, and here is displayed an elegant 
assortment of fine worsteds and woolens of the best 
European and American production. Mr. Mannfeld 
gives his personal attention to custom work, and is un- 
tiring in his endeavors to please. He enjoys a fine pat- 
ronage, and as he is moderate in his prices his business 
steadily increases annually. Mr. Mannfeld, who was 
born in Gormany, has resided in Indianapolis many 
years, and is popular and prominent as a business man 


The Indianapolis Bolt and Machine Works, located 
on Kentucky avenue. 132 to 130, have dimensions of '200 
feet in depth by 300 feet frontage on Georgia street, and 
extend up to the Big Four track, having a switch of its 
own. The proprietor, Mr. O. R. Olsen, came to Amer- 
ica some twenty-five years ago, and having no friends or 
relatives, but a will to work and a thorough practical 
knowledge of his trade, he went to work as a machinist 
for the small sum of 75 cents per day, and. owing to the 
excellency of his work, soon found himself to the front 
He afterward started a small business of his own which 
rapidly developed into a good paying business and a 
partner was admitted, but, as is often the case, the part- 
ner soon owned the whole business, and Mr. Olsen was 
left with nothing but his reputation as a first-class 
mechanic. Six years ago, with the assistance of his son. 
he became established again, and to-day he employs 
over one hundred of the best and most skilled mechanics 
in the country, and the secret of his success is due to the 
fact that he employs only the best skilled labor, and 
always pays the highest prices. The output of the fac- 
tory is shipped by the car-load to all parts of the coun- 
try. One of the specialties manufactured by Mr. Olsen 
is his patent freight elevator, and though the patent is 
only two months old, this elevator is now running in 
some fifty of the most prominent manufactories in this 
city, and a large force of skilled mechanics are steadily 
• employed in putting them up. Another splendid 
machine manufactured here is the Excelsior Machine, 
which is plain and strongly built, and they are shipped 

from New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and the Olsen 
Excelsior Machine can be seen to-day in almost every 
state in the Union All kinds of machinery used in the 
manufacture of encaustic tiles or plain floor tiling is also 
made here, and Mr. Olsen is so widely known in this 
line of manufacture that he employs several expert 

hands in making presses, or dies, which are shipped all 
over the country. Besides the above mentioned, all 
kinds of new improved machinery are made to order, 
pulleys, shafting, hangers, etc, which are sold by the 
car load, and nothing leaves the factory without being 
fully guaranteed. The bolt department is an extensive 
part of the works. Bolls are made by the car load and 
turned out by the hundred thousands. Frequently a 

car load of iron will be unloaded one day and shipped 
the next day as finished bolts. Nearly all the machines 
used in this department are the inventions of Mr. Olsen, 
and this, together with his thorough practical knowledge 
and liberal advertising has made him the self-made man 


The leading headquarters in this city for artistic, well 
made and thoroughly reliable furniture, as well as for 
carpets, stoves and kindred goods for household use is 
the establishment of Mr. F. H. Rupert, located at 59 

West W, 

half square west of the trans- 
fer car. The house dates its 
inception back to 18S8, and 
its record has been one of 
continuous and uninterrupted 
s popularity has 
reased with the lapse of 
.rs, and it is to-day one of 
most frequented stores 


d F. H. Ri 


by Mr. Wil- 



the fir 


t complete 
premises occupied com] 
a building. 25x95 feet 
are stocked with an exi 
of household furniture t 
upholstering as well a 
ranges, carpets, oil 

igntng hi; 
IbH'J toR, Rupert, 
mof F. H. Ru- 
ns formed. Jan. 
F. H Rupert be- 
oprietor. In the 
management of this enter- 
eminent fitness to conduct the 
lishment with profit to himself 
latisfaction to the public. The 
rise four floors and basement of 
n dimensions. The salesrooms 
insive and splendid assortment 
: every description, in the finest 
of plainer appearance, stoves 
cloths, rugs of all sizes, colors 

and qu 

which are sold ; 

exclusively dire 

parts of the state. Mr. Rupert is a 

Ind., and has resided in this city : 

Knight of Pythias, and is highly i 

■e of Richmond, 
1881, He is a 
Tied by all who 



Of lati: years much attention bas been given to the 
artistic decorations of fireplaces, and the splendid work 
in this direction executed by Mr. O. A, Keely is highly 
commended and admired. Mr. Keely is a gentleman 
pnssi-,MnL; mcisl cxc.llent taste and judgment, and has 
brought out many new and at- 
tractue designs, and during the 
three years 

\ork street where he occupies 
the ground floor of a building 
25x100 feet, also the ground 
floor of the adjoining building, 
35x70 feet, which forms a hand- 
some double store and affords 
f\ ery convenience for thedisplay 
of the spier li t (, Is kept on sale comprising wood man- 
tels of the latest artistic design mantel fixtures, geomet- 
rical tile hearths wainscoting of all patterns, fireplaces, 
brass goods highly ornamented etc. The stock is one 
of the largest in its line to be seen in the city, and new 
styles and designs are constantly being added Esti- 
mates are furni hed by Mr. Keely and all work car- 
ried through to completion without delay. Mr. Keely 
is a native of this city, was educated at De Pauw Uni- 
versity, and was formerly money order clerk in the post 
office. He is a thorough-going young business man of 
energy and enterprise, and is achieving su cess by de- 
serving it. He is a prominent member of the Commer- 
cial Club. 


Among the many pharmacies in Indianapolis it is safe 
to say that none are better managed and conducted than 
that of Mr. F. E. Walcott, located at the corner of New 
York and Bright streets The foundation of the estab- 
lishment dates from 1886, when it was inaugurated by 
its present proprietor at Connersville, in this state. In 
lie was disposed of and 
arge and 

18S9 the bu 

Mr. Wolcott removed to Indianapol 

influential patronage was soon developed. Mr. Wol 

every facility and convenience is at hand for all purpo- 
ses of the business. The establishment is elaborately 
finished with modern fixtures, and has an elegant soda 
fountain, from which the choicest fruit syrups are dis- 
pensed. There is a special department for the accurate 
compounding of physicians' prescriptions and family 
recipes, and this is done at all hours. The stock em- 
braces everything in thelineof pure and fresh drugs and 
chemicals, extracts, tinctures and pharmaceutical com- 
pounds of Mr. Wolcott's own superior production, in- 
cluding Wolcotfs Pulmonary Balsam and Anti-Consti- 
pation Remedy, the Economy Headache Tablet, all 
proprietory remedies of acknowledged merit, the latest 
novelties in druggists' fancy goods, toilet articles of every 
description, perfumery, physicians' and surgeons' re- 
quisites, druggists' sundries, etc. Order and system 
prevail, and polite and intelligent assistants serve pa- 
trons promptly Mr. Wolcott was born in Fulton 
County. Ohio, and has resided in this city since 1889. 
He is a member of the Marion County Drug Associa- 
tion, Indiana Pharmaceutical Association, and the 
Inter-State League. He is a gentleman of culture, re- 
finement and the highest integrity, and is highly es- 
teemed in all circles. The telephone call of the s ore 
is 536, 


Building and loan associations, when honestly and 
intelligently managed, have long been recognized as 
providing a means, both safe and profitable, of invest- 
ing small sums of money, thus enabling persons of 
limited incomes to secure homes on more favorable 
terms than cou'd be obtained through any other rec- 
ognized method. In connection with these remarks 
we desire to make special reference in this review to the 
progressive and reliable Fidelity Building and Savings 
Union, whose home office is located in this city, in 
Rooms 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 60 of the Vance Block It 
was chartered under the laws of Indiana, December 
31, 1889, with an authorized loan fund of $50,800,000, 
divided into shares of $100 each. It has since achieved 
a marked success, and to-day has a membership of some 
12,000, owners of over $5,000,000 in shares, 
the year 1892 with $661, .555 of loans in force 
by $1,443,76441 of mortgaged 


vho ha 


The fun. 

nd sti 
boards. There can be 
ly loaned o 
itock of th( 

values. It 
eno OSS 

while all its officers who handle money deposit bonds 
for the proper execution of their functions with the 
auditor of the state. The following gentlemen, widely 
and favorably known for their prudence, ability, and 
just methods, constitute the board of directors. Har- 
vey M. La Follette. J. B. Patten. O, Z. Hubbell. Ira 
J, Chase, Charles E. Morse, C F. Mosier, A M. Swee- 
ney, James K. Henry, Edward], Robison, ] H. Slater, 
George W. Combs, C. M. Young, and I P. Leyden. 
The officers are; Harvey M. La Follette, president; J. 
H Slater, vice-president; E J. Robison, secretary; C. 
F Mosier, treasurer, and O 7. Hubbell. attorney. 

One of the best known representative design 
manufacturers of store, office and bar fixtures in this 
city is that of Mr. Geo. W. Killinger, who has been 
identified with the business many years, and established 
it on his own account at his present location corner 
of Missouri and Court streets, in 1882. The ground 
occupied is 50x90 feet in extent, and the factory build- 
ing, 20x60 feet, and warehouse on opposite corner, 50x80 
feet in dimensions. The factory is perfectly equipped 
with special machinery and appliances, and a force of 
from twenty to twenty-five experts are employed. Mr. 
Killinger manufactures to order handsome store, oHice 
and bar fixtures, and as a cold storage architect and re- 
frigerator builder he has achieved a widespread reputa- 
tion. His work is all of a superior quality, substantial 
and durable while the styles and designs are new and 
original. He manufactures refrigerators for keeping 
lager beer, etc. ,cool and fresh, also for butchers and dealers 



iporter of French and Belgian plain and bev- 
eled mirrors, and can supply any demand at the short- 
est notice, and he always has a full and complete assort- 
ment of all sizes in stock. Mr. Killinger during his 
business career has filled many orders and contracts, 
and among the many well-known saloons he has fitted 
up is that of Wm, Loeper on Alabama street; Eberts on 
West Washington street; Fred. Lichtenamer and Jacob 
Opp in Peru and Herman Irvitz in Alexandria. Ind.. 
and many others, besides many fine, attractive stores, 
offices, meat markets, etc. Mr. Killinger is a native of 
Indianapolis, has always resided here, and is well and 





In the trade in footwear «e find tbat it is becoming 
popular to make a specialty of handling only particular 
makes in certain establishments, and in others to devote 
particular attention to the wants of a special class of 
patrons. Indianapolis possesses one of the only three 
stores in the United States which are exclusively engaged 
in handling ladies', misses' and children's line shoes, 



April 14, im-2, he took posses- 
occupied by him. The stgre is 
The furnishings are in t e 
is been neglected that can pro- 
patrons. Mr. 

times carries a heavy ; 

: of shoes, etc., for ladies, misses and children 
These are representative of the best American manufac- 
turers, and are to be here obtained in all styles, sizes, 
shapes and widths. Every pair is warranted to be per- 
fect, alike as to material. Jit, make and finish, while 
■ fashion is popular head- 
f Indianapolis so- 

with the 

and io. 

Knight of Pythi; 


A leading manufacturing house in this city deser 


i\ mention is tbat of Mr C ] Tn 
G W Hill & Co , at 330 to 336 South Ea 
There are few busine; 

^w business men more popular 
than Mr. Truemper, and he is conducting large oper- 
ations, manufacturing regalia society goods, theatrical 
goods awnings, etc , at both wholesale and retail. He 
occupies for the purpose of his business, a two-story 
brick and frame building, 50x130 feet in dimensions, 
equipped with special machinery operat'sd by a six 
horse-power steam engine, forty skilled hands being 
employed. Mr. Truemper manufactures all kinds of 

regalia, paraphernalia, theater and society goods, cos- 
tumes, and deals in lodge supplies for Odd Fellows, 
Masons, Druids, Knights of Pythias, A, O U. Work- 
men, making a specialty of degree and team outfits for 
Improved Order of Red Men, also fishermen, hunters, 
tourists, encampment and reunion supplies. He also 
manufactures awnings, tents and flags by steam power, 
and is the inventor and patentee of Trujmper's venti- 
lating awning, patented in 1883 and 1893. He also 
makes a special business of decorating interior and ex- 
terior of buildings and halls with flags, banners, bunt- 
ing, etc , and is the only practical public decorator in 
the state of Indiana Among the buildings in this city 
he made to appear handsome are the Post Office. Thomp- 
son Hall, Bates House, State House, K. of P Hall 
Mozart Hall, Propelin Hall, Court House, and did 
the decorating for Horticultural Hall at the 
World's Fair Grounds at Chicago. Mr Truemper is 
also the inventor and patentee of Truemper's Patent Self 
Acting Shade Roller which is highly indorsed and recom- 
mended. He furnishes tents to camping parties, also 
flags and bunting for decorative purposes, and carpet 
covers, canvas for dancing floors and street canopies 
for weddings, receptions and parties, and conducts a 
large business as a jobber in all widths and weights of 
duck and awning makers' supplies Mr Truemper, who 
was born in Germany, has resided in Indianapolis 
twenty years, and is widely known and popular. He 
IS a member of a number of societies and orders 
among which are the K. of P. uniform rank. Red Men, 
Elks, Turnverein, Floral and others. 


One of the most popular druggists in the section of 
the city in which he is located is Mr. H. C. Raffen- 
sperger, who for the past seven years has been con- 
ducting a splendid, flourishing business at the south- 
west corner of East and South streets. Mr RaSen- 
sperger has had an experience compounding and dis- 
pensing medicines extending over a period of twenty-five 
years, and is fully acquainted with the properties and 
values of drugs and medicines. His handsome, attract- 
ive store is a model of neatness. It is fitted up taste- 
fully and complete in all appointments, and has dimen- 
sions of 20x80 feet Mr. Raffensperger always keeps 
a full stock of all kinds of drugs, chemicals, pharma- 
ceutcal specialties, patent medicines, also toilet and 
fancy articles, surgical appliances, supplies for the sick 
room and druggists' sundries. The prescription labo- 
ratory is provided with all the modern adjuncts of 
utility and convenience to insure accuracy and prompti- 
tude, and physicians' orders are prepared and medicines 

nsed at all hours by competent assistants : 
nsperger who was born in York, Pa., has reSK 
lianapolis for some time, since early youth, 
ourteous gentleman, very popular in professio 

iber of the 

the K. 

1 County Drug Association, a director of the 
uth Building and Loan Association, a 32d degree 
Mystic Shrine, also of the Knights Templar and 
of P. A conspicuous feature of Mr. Raffen- 
•'s popular pharmacy is a superb soda fountain 
hich delicious soda with pure fruit syrups is 


Indianapolis is most assuredly keeping pace with the 
demands of modern times for costly and well-equipped 
places of amusement, >nd we have to-day a theatei 
which is second to none in the country for the beauty 
of its interior decorations and furnishings, and the em- 
ployment of all modern conveniences and improve- 
ments. We refer to the Empire Theater, which closed 
its inaugural season about the middle of May, and will 
reopen August 15, 1893. This handsome structure wa^ 
erected last summer by Messrs. Jungclouse & Schu- 
macker at a cost of nearly 870,000, capital being fur- 
nished by the Hencks Opera House Company of Cin- 
cinnati, and the architectural designs by Oscar Cobb, 
the well known theatrical architect of Chicago. The 
house opened on Labor Day last, and business during 
the entire season has been phenomenal. The seating 
capacity of the theatre is in the neighborhood of 2,100, 
with a stage 35 feet deep and 85 feet wide. Ample 
means have been provided for the public in case of fire, 

ceded on all sides to be the safest 



ated ; 

. popula 

ner of Wabash and Dela 

the hotels and street car lines. The house is heated by 

steam, and supplied with a large number of e'ectric 



id conveniences as modern ingenuity 
ill can devise. The theater is under the personal 
direction of Mr. James E. Fennesy, assisted by Mr 
Charles Zimmerman, while Mr. Harry Thompson has 
charge of the treasury department. Under the man- 
agement of so able and experienced executive staff we 
prophesy a future career of abundant prosperity and 
success for the Empire Theater, and believe the efforts 
put forth to meet the approbation of the public will, as 
in the past, meet with the hearty support and patronage 



The wholesale and retail establishments of Indianapolis 
in all lines of trade compare very favorably with those 
of any other city of its size in the country, and in some 
lines they excel all others in the United States. This 
may truthfully be ssid of the magnificent footwear em- 
porium of Mr. Geo. J. Marott, located at 26 and 28 E. 
Washington street, which it is needless to say is regarded 
with pride by all our citizens. The ground floor and 
basement are utilized for business purposes, and the 

ceiling is frescoed in the most artistic style and rows of 
incandescent electric lights are placed along the cornice 
and these with the 130 incandescent lights hanging 
from the ceiling, cause the jstablishment at night to as- 
sume a marvelously beautiful appearance. The furni- 
ture is of the most elaborate and comfortable kind, the 
settees and opera chairs being richly upholstered, and 
the footstools of the latest design, being finished and up- 
holstered in equally elegant style. Everything that can 
add to the attractiveness of the place or conduce to the 
comfort of patrons or 

palatial and splendid appearance of the former with its 
twenty foot ceiling and mirrors and plate glass show 
windows with mirrored canopy tops, amaze the stranger, 
and impress him with the remarkable spirit of enter- 
prise everywhere apparent. The decorations are in oak 
finely finished, and the shelving which extends from 
floor to ceiling and runs the whole length of the store, 
120 feet, convey some idea of the enormous stock, 
averaging about 35,000 pair and valued at over $60.0CO, 
always carried. The center pillars are completely cased 
in mirrors, reflecting the elegant surroundings, aud the 

' ^'^ 

facilitate the transac- 



tion of business, has 
been installed. The 
stock comprises foot- 
wear of all the latest 


styles for ladies, gents. 



misses, youths and 

• ,f ^ 

children, and is com- 

"^ ^ < 

plete in every depart- 


ment. Mr. Marott is 

a direci importer of 


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ladies' satin, silk, Rus- 

sian and Austrian slip- 

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pers of the most artistic 

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appearance and the 

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finest workmanship. He 


is a thorough master of 

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the business in all de- 



tails, its having served 


as a clerk in his father's 

shoe store for several 

E - 

years before inaugurat- 


ing his present establish- 

ment in 1885, and as he 
is personally conversant 


with the requirements 
of the best class of trade. 

he has 

every qualificatio 

n for success in his fund- 

wholesale as well 
retail business is transacted covering the city and state, 
and the mail order system has been called into requisi- 
tion throughout the central and western states. Mr. 
Marott is a native of London, England, and came to 
the United States eighteen years ago. He is still a young 
man, yet by his exceptional business ability, his sterling 
integrity and enterprise, he has placed himself at the 
head of the largest retail house of its kind to be found 
in the whole of the United States. 


No department of commercial enterprise in Indian- 
apolis is of more direct value and importance to the 
community at large than that in which the practical 
manufacturing chemist brings to bear his professional 
skill and experience. In this connection the attention of 
the reader is directed to the representative Indianapolis 
concern, known as Eli Lilly & Co., pharmaceutical 
chemists, whose magnificent laboratory and offices are 
located at 132 to 140 East McCarty street in this city. 
This extensive and prosperous business was established 
in an humble way in 1876 by Mr. Eli Lilly, and occupied 
a small room, 18x36 feet in dimensions, in the rear of 
where now stands the new Commercial Club Building, 
and who conducted it until 1881, when it was incorpo- 
rated under the laws of Indiana with a capital stock of 
$160,000. The executive oflicers are Mr. Eli Lilly, 
president, who is also president of the Commercial 
Club, one of the governors of the Board of Trade and 
is also prominently identified with numerous other local 
interests: Mr. Jas E. Lilly, vide-president; Mr. Evan 
F. Lilly, secretary and treasurer; Mr. Josiah K Lilly, 
superintendent. These gentlemen have had great ex- 
perience in this line and hold a very prominent position, 
while they possess in a high degree the expert profes- 




their highly endorsed pharmaceutical preparations. 
They have developed an extensive, influential and per- 
manent patronage, not only with the wholesale and re- 
tail drug trade, but also with the medical profession, 
with which no house stands in better favor, owing to the 
purity, reliability, quality and general excellence of 
their different chemical specialties and preparations. 
Their immense trade covers the United States, Canada, 
and Europe. It is one of the largest houses in the 
United States. They have a London oflice and employ 
in this city 130 assistants, a branch house at Kansas 
City, which is their Western supply depot, and it carries 
a larger pharmaceutical stock than any house west of the 
Mississippi river. All the manufacturing is done at the 
Indianapolis laboratory. The ever increasing business 
of the house caused the company to remove from the 
original location to larger quarters at 36 South Meridian 
street, and finally in 1881 to their present premises, 
which were enlarged in 188.5, and now cover an area of 
8.'i,000 square feet in floor space. The equipment of this 
vast establishment is perfect. There are two main 
buildings, each 40x180 feet, including four stories and 
basement, connected by a central building containing 
the general offices. There are thirty-two manufacturing 
departments, besides the stock, bottling, wrapping, 
order, shipping and storage departments, each a model 


of perfect system and management. The company 
maintains its own machine shops, manufacturing its own 
appliances for making preparations, all their lithograph- 
ing, publishing and printing also being done on the 
premises. A large dynamo plant feeds 300 electric 
lights, the place being heated by steam and the water 
supplied from the company's own works. The offices 
are elegant and luxurious, fitted up elaborately in mas- 
sive antique oak. Besides there is a magnificently 
stocked library, a department of analysis, assay and 
chemical research, a herbarium, a department of micro- 
scopy and botany and a museum of materia medica. 
They manufacture fluid extracts, powdered and solid 
extracts, concentrations, abstracts, gelatin-coated pills. 
also sugar-coated, pink granules, digestive ferments, 
veterinary hypodermic tablets, elixirs, compressed 
lozenges and tablets, hypodermic tablets, wines, tablet 
triturates, standard tinctures, granulated drugs, effer- 
vescent salts — ever, thing in fact demanded in the trade 
The specialties are succus alteraus, anti-syphilitic and 

aphrodisiaca, glycones for constipation, garbazin to 
disguise quinine, caf-acetanilid, antipyretic, anodyne 
and hypnotic. All preparations bearing the name of 
Eli Lilly & Company are accepted by the trade as stand- 
ard articles, possessing all the qualities claimed for them 
by the company. The highest standard of purity and 
excellence is maintained throughout, quality being the 
first consideration of this great house which has built 
up an enormous trade and an enviable reputation based 
upon the most enduring of foundations. 

One of the most flourishinK and useful financial cor- 
porations in this state is "The Indiana Farmers' Sav- 
ings and Loan Association" of Ft, Wayne, Ind , organ- 
ized only in November, 1892, and has already secured 
a membership running into the thousands. The plan 
of this association is the most profitable for its members 
ever devised. It gives them the largest returns that 
are legitimately possible, and secures to borrowers. 
loans to any amount, at only 4 per cent. The associa- 
tion shares can be subscribed for in amounts to suit, 
each share representing a paid-up value of $100. By 
the six and a half year plan, 70 cents a month is paid 
for seventy-eight months, or less, according to maturity, 
making the total investment only $55.60 to secure $100 
The ten year plan requires a payment of only 40 cents 
a month, making the total investment but $49. Every 
member is entitled to a loan at rates whit-h cannot be 

lly or 

ion « 

Mil lei 

id at^ 

'■- per 






r o; 




-up stock \v 




8 per 


ing exponents of the art They formed their 
copartnership in 1892, and at once took a pr 
place in the trade, the work turned out from the 
lishment soon attracting attention on accoun 
uniform excellence in every particular. With 
Brink & Hohl tailoring is not a mere trade, it i^ 
and they take the same pride in turning out go 
as does the painter or sculptor. No careless 

agent for the 
Life; vice- 
George W. S 


. Willian 
ex-county clerk 
Redpath, M. D.. 


ind Howard 
The money 
IS loaned at 4 per cent per an- 
num, and all mortgages taken 
by the association are non- 
negotiable, oflering absolute 
protection to the stockhold- 
ers The officers and advis- 
ory board are men of the 
highest standmg, and those 
seeking a loan or desiring to 
accumulate their savings in 
the most profitable manner, 
should communicate with the 
secretary, Mr, Hann Stock has 
been taken and paid-up, and 
Prof. Garvin, who examined 
the books, satisfied himself of 
the plan as being the best. l^_.^ : 


A leading and popular firm of merchant tailors in 
Indianapolis is that of IMessrs Brink & Hohl, whose 
place of business is at 27 Virginia avenue. Although 
young men, Messrs. Louis H Brink and Albert C. Hohl 
have had an extensive, practical experience, and enjoy 
an excellent reputation for the high character of their 
goods and workmanship. They have a professional 
reputation which is not confined to any particular sec- 
tion of the city, and which ranks them among the lead- 



sent out by them. Special pains are always taken even 
with the smallest details. The same care shown in the 
execution of the work is displayed in the selection of 
materials. The firm import their own goods, and have 
always the latest patterns in stock.' Every attention is 
given to the cutting and fitting of wearing apparel, 
which is done under the immediate supervision of the 
partners, and they number among their regular cus- 
tomers many of our leading citizens. The premises 
utilized are 30x100 feet in dimensions, neatly fitted up, 
and present a very attractive appearance. 



Farm engines and threshers in this progressive age 
have reached a high state of perfection. Skill and 
science have been used to make them what they are to- 
day, and among the various kinds on the market it is 
safe to say that none combine all the merits and ad- 
vantages of the engines and threshers manufactured by 
the Huber Manufacturing Company, whose extensive 
plant is at Marion in this state. The company was in- 
corporated in 1875. Its officers are all well-known 
representative, substantial business men. The president 
is Mr. E. Huber, an inventor and founder of the busi- 
ness; A. ]. Brackett, vice-president; S. E. Barlow, 
treasurer, and E Durfee, secretary. The capital stock 
is $500,000, all paid in, and the company is conducting 
business upon a sound substantial basis Thirteen acres 
of ground are owned and occupied by the company, and 
sixteen large buildings located thereon perfectly equip- 
ped with special machinery and appliances for manu- 
facturing purposes, also storage and warehouses and 
lumber yards afford every convenience and bring into 
re.]uisition the services of 600 skilledartizans. The rail- 
road facilities are also of a superior character. The 
company manufacture the world famous new Huber 
traction, standard and semi-portable or skid engines and 
the new Huber threshers, which possess many merits 
peculiar to themselves, and have never failed to demon- 
strate their efficiency and superiority wherever intro- 
duced. They are made of the very best materials, ac- 
curately and carefully put together, and warranted as 
represented in every respect. As an evidence of the 
popularity of the engines and separators, we desire to 
say that the number made and sold in 1891 reached 
1,200 engines and 10 000 separators and that in the 
state of Indiana alone 123 engines were disposed of 
and 147 separators This is a splendid showing and at 
once a guarantee that they are the best machines of the 
kind on the market. Branch houses and agencies have 
been established in all parts of the West and South, and 
in Indiana there are eighty-three local agencies. The 
branch in this city is in charge of Mr. H. A Davis as 
manager, a live wide-awake business man of standing in 
the community. His office and warehouse, a corrugated 
iron structure,;j6x50feet.isat78SouthTennesseestreet, 
where be has a large stock of engines and threshers, also 
repairs attachments and parts A native of Constantine, 
Mich., Mr. Davis has resided in Indianapolis since 1889, 
and is one of the leading agricultural machine men in 
the city. He is popularly known and an active member 
of the K. of P. He employs traveling salesmen on the 
road, a number of workmen in the warehouse, and by 
bis energy and enterprise has built up a large trade. 


Indianapolis has several mercantile establishments 
which compare favorably with anything of the kind 
either in New York or Chicago, and among the number 
is that of Mr. Charles E. Duvall, wholesale and retail 
dealer in draperies of all kinds, silk and lace curtains, 
oriental rugs, portieres, window shades, etc. The busi- 
established three years ago by Mr, Duvall who effect The show window is " a dream'* of artistic 
taste, while the interior is equally attractive in its every 
detad. lu draperies and the richest fabrics of the loom 
for decorative purposes, he carries a complete and very 
valuable stock, gathered from all quarters of the globe 
The Orient, Turkey, Italy and France, while in finest 
grades Of East Indian and Turkish rugs, Japanese 
goods, etc., no such stock as this has ever before been 
shown west of New York, and the buyer, Mr. Griggan- 
heims, is now in Yokohama. This is ac- 
knowledged to be the headquarters here for 
mattings," linoleum and oil cloth, window 
shades of all kinds, including store shades, 
to order. In connection with this Mr. Du- 
vall shows a variety of beautiful patterns of 
parquet flooring, wood carpet, fret and grille 
work, etc., acting as agent for John W. 
Boughton. of Philadelphia, Pa., the oldest 
liouse engaged in this business, all of which 
he is prepared to lay at most moderate 
prices. He has just taken an S800 contract 
for the drapery and grille work for the private 
residence of Mr. Frankie. Mr. Duvall has 
ty years experience 


rk of fin 



nany highly valuable suggestions 
:ustomers. He is prepared to contract 

and undertake the entire furnishing of 
ses, insuring harmonious treatment, and 

introduction of draperies, rugs and furni- 
I that will match the mural decorations 

leading citizens of Indianapolis and of 
state are found among his permanent cu . 
ers, while he has developFd a flourishing 
ilesale trade. Importing direct as he does 
n Japan, India, France and the East, he 




is the recognized authority in this branch of trade, and 
who has had not only an unusually wide range of prac- 
tical experience, but has manifested the soundest judg- 
ment and correct taste in the gathering together of this 
magnificent stock. Mr. Duvall was for twentv-five years 
with Mr. Roll in the carpet trade, and thus possesses a 
wide circle of influential connections. His store is con- 
veniently located at 44 North Illinois street, and is thus 
but a few doors north of the Bates House and the fash- 
ionable thoroughfare of the city. The premises, which 
are If'O feet in depth, are most elaborately and artistic- 
ally fitted up and decorated, being draped with all styles 
and patterns of the various goods, producing a most ele- 

ct intrinsic value, both as to materials and ar- 
tistic treatment, and is fully prepared to offer 
substantial mducements as to price and qual- 
hich cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Mr. Duvall 
'orn in this city and is one of her most respected 
-ss men, an active member of the Commercial Club, 
merchant whose enterprise has secured to Indian- 
an establishment without a duplicate west of New 


i long 
vhich are the leadmg repre- 


sentative cigar stores in the city- They are three in 
number, and are rtspectively located at 51 North Penn- 
sylvania street, 68 West Washington street, and in the 
Bates House Rotunda; they were opened on different 
dates, the latest established being the first mentioned, in 
July, 1892, having been in the Bates House fifteen years. 
Mr. Deschler, although still but a young man. being 
only twenty-seven years of age, has had an extended 
and practical experience in the cigar trade, and by his 
urbane and courteous manner, has made hosts of friendi 
and secured a large and permanent patronage. He has 
achieved a great and deserving success, having from 
the start made it an undeviating rule to handle only the 
finest goods in every grade. His establishments are 
noted as headquarters, both with wholesale and retail 
trade, for strictly first-class reliable cigars, which are 
preferred in the future after one trial Mr. Deschler 
has the handsomest stores in Indianapolis. They are 
models in every way, and are fitted up with Russian 
leather covered divans, light oak fixtures, marble and 
hardwood mantels, electric lights, open fireplaces, and 
all conveniences that can enhance the pleasures of ihe 


•of fin 

ana and Key West cigars, while he 
has always in stock the choicest brands of American 
manufacturers. He makes a specialty of box trade, and 


The introduction of what are known as installment 
goods houses has proved of inestimable value to all 
housekeepers of limited means Among the leading con- 
cerns whose operations and very extensive and who=e 
branch stores and agencies are to be found in all the 
principal cities of the United Ststes isThe American In- 
stallment Company, importers, jobbers and dealers in 
household specialties. This flourishing company was 
incorporated under the laws of Ohio in July, 181)2, with 
a capital of $100,000. Its head office is in Columbus, 
Ohio, and its executive officers are Messrs. P. H 
Cooney, president, and O. E. D Barrow, secretary. 
The Indianapolis branch was opened in 1893 and has since 
been under the able and enterprising management of 
Mr. G W. Heeler, a gentleman eminently fitted for his 
responsible position. He has built up a large and 
steadily increasing business, which necessitates the em- 
ployment of some thirty agents in this city and its 
suburbs. The premises are at 29 Virginia avenue, 18x 
100 feet in dimensions and the stock carried is very 
large, including all kinds of household specialties such 
as rugs, clocks, wringers, lace and chenille curtains, 
pictures, albums, and general house furnishings, which 

are sold on the installment plan. The company are ex- 
clusive agents for the celebrated Stone wringer through- 
out the United States, and they do a large jobbing trade 
Mr. Beeler is a native of Marion County, Ind., and has 
been a resident of this city for the past fifteen years 
He is a member of the I O O, F, and a popular and 
much esteemed citizen, Mr. Beeler represented the 
Adams Company for nine years. He located their store 
at Hartford, Conn , and was manager there for six and 


Prominent in this city is the house of Wm Arch- 
deacon, manufacturer and dealer in pickles, vinegars, 
mustards, catsups, etc , whose office, factory and ware- 
rooms are located at 284 West Washington street Mr 
Archdeacon established his business in 1881. being the 
leader in introducing many important specialties to the 
market which have been received with great favor and 
have since came into general use. The whole of a com- 
modious structure, three stories and basement in height 
and 25x200 feet in dimensions, is utilized for business 
purposes. The best known methods are invariably fol- 
luwed, the steam process which is so generally used find- 
ing no favor here, and all packing, bottling, etc , being 
done by hand As a consequence the productions of the 
house are known the world over as being of the highest 
grade and of the most delicious flavor, while their con- 
dition, no matter how great the distance, is simply pe - 
feet. The specialties are stuffed Spanish mangoes, 
Boston chow chow. Auntie Hull's Chili sauce and 
Tomato catsup. Archdeacon's Sugar Coloring and Arch- 
deacons Fumee for use with Bologna andother sausages 
These articles are prepared according to special recipes 
from the finest ingredients and are popular favorites 
wherever introduced. Pickles of every description are 
prepared here in the best known style and delicacies 
?uch as spiced pigs' feet and tripe, whole or cut. are 
cooked tender and cured with fine herbs and white wine 
vinegar, while grated horse radish is ground fresh every 
day and the finest Indiana home-made maple syrup and 
rock candy syrup are always kept in stock. A full assort- 
ment of everything coming under this general heading 
in bottles, barrels or kegs is carried and a very large 
and flourishing trade is transacted. Mr. Archdeacon is 
a native of New Jersey and when quite young he went 
to New York city and some years after to Chicago, where 
he was in the employ of the Kingan Packing Company. 
He is an expert in the details of his businessand having 
a personal acquaintance with the best classes of the trade 
he is enabled to exactly suit their requirements in the 
most efficient way The telephone call fs 835 


The fact, that Indianapolis permanently maintains 
the lead as the great jobbing and retail dry goods center 
of Indiana reflects the utmost credit upon her leading 
merchants in this line, whose palatial stores replete with 
all foreign and domestic goods are the admiration of all. 
while the well-known names of their proprietors are the 
best guarantee of the excellence and extent of the stock 
and the honorable and liberal manner in which they 
conduct their business. In this connection, the house 
of Messrs L S. Ayres & Co holds a representative 
posit on The proprietor. Mr L. S. Ayres. ranks 
among our most enterprising merchants In fact, there 
is no one possessed of a more intimate, direct and prac- 
tical acquaintance with every detail of the dry and 
fancy goods trade, Mr. Ayres has introduced many 
improved methods since he commenced business twenty- 
one years ago, and knowing exactly as he does what the 
great public want, he has never hesitated or pursued a 
wavering policy, but has placed his business in a posi- 
tion to understand precisely what is required, and how 
much of any given line of sta le or new goods will meet 
the demands of the trade. He occupies a very large 
and handsome store at 33. 35 and 37 West Washington 
street, consisting of three floors and basement, each 
having a depth of 195 feet and a breadth of 50 feet. The 
immense space thus placed at his command is every 
inch utilized to the best advantage, this being recog- 
nized as the easiest place in town to shop in, Mr. Ayres 
has direct representatives abroad, and is among the first 
to secure and import all the seasonable novelties in dry 
and fancy goods In the domestic market he exercises 



all the 

5 of ! 

, both 


enormous stock cot 
black and colored, satins and velvets, 
all shades and textures, cloaks and suits, cotton and 
white goods, linens and sheetings, all kinds of hosiery 
and underwear, laces, ribbons, embroideries, gloves, 
umbrellas, handkerchiefs, bijouterie, bric-a-brac, etc . 
the assortment in all departments being most complete 
and desirable Polite and attentive salesmen and sales- 
ladies are here to promptly wait upon every customer, 
and some idea of the business transacted may be formed 
when we state that more than 175 hands are employed 
The high reputation of the firm is so familiar to the 
general public that further comment on our part would 
be superfluous. Mr. Ayres has here in Indianapolis 
reared a thoroughly representative establishment, har- 
monious in all its parts, an emporium that shows what 
can be accomplished with brains, capital and integrity 



The oldest and besl known conlraclor and bulder in 
Indianapolis is unquestionably Mr. M- K. Fatout, who 
has been established in bus'ness for a period of forty 
years, and in that time erected many buildings and resi- 
dences in this city and vicinity. In 1883 he built the 
planing mill now occupied, and has since given his atten- 
tion to getting out material for building purposes. His 


sonsWai-ren .md Ansel I att..ut uere given an interest la 
the business in 1890 and 1893 respectively, since wheathe 
operations have been extended. The mill building and 
yards cover half a city block, and every convenience 
is at band for business purposes, including railroad 
facilities by means of the Bee Line and the L E. & 
Western railroads, with which the premises are con- 
nected by a side track. The mill building is three- 
stories and 68x160 feet in area, and is fitted up with the 
latest improved wood working machinery driven by a 
175 horse-power steam engine, and special appliances, 
and brings into requisition the services of sixty work- 
men proficient in their respective branches. Adjoining 
the mill is aspacious warehouse for the storage of manu- 
factured stock. Messrs. M. K, Fatout & Sons manufac- 
ture a general line of wood for builders' uses, including 
pine and hard wood flooring, wainscotmg, ceiling, 
brackets, mouldings, newel posts, balusters, and sash, 
doors and blinds, and deal in all kinds of lumber. The 
trade is widely diffused throughout the whole country 
and steadily increases in volume and importance. The 
location of the planing mill at 443 to 463 East St, Clair 
street, the warehouse and lumber yard at corner Oxford 

and admirably adpated for meeting the demands of the 
trade. Mr, M. K. Fatout is prominently known in 

business and financial circles, and is one of the oldest 
members of the Builders' Exchange. His sons, Warren 
and Ansel Fatout were born in this city, and are pro- 
gressive, enterprising thorough going business men. 
The former is a member of the Commercial Club, while 
the latter is a stockholder in several well-known organ- 
izations of the same kind. The firm is one of the lead- 
ing and largest in this special line of business in the 
city, and is equipped to fill contracts and orders of any 
magnitude at the shortest notice. Telephone 077. 


An mstitution of which the city of Indianapolis may 
ell be proud, and one which to day is well known not 
nly m this but foreign countries, is the Indiana Dental 
ollege During the fourteen years since its establish- 
"i s institution has steadily grown and developed. 
until to day it ranks among the most successful dental 
colleges m the land It has a faculty composed of gentle- 
men well known in the dental profession throughout 
the country, who in their respective departments 
1 e fully equipped to impart that knowledge to the 
student which amply qualifies him for the responsible 
dutieb of his chosen profession. The officers at present 
consist of S. B. Brown, M. D. D D. S.. president; W. 
L Hesikell. D. D. S , vice-president ; M. Wells, D. D. 
S., treasurer and J E, Cravens, D, D, S., secretary. The 
regular curriculum of the college requires that in each 
day three hours shall be devoted to lectures and recita- 
tions, and four hours to laboratory and clinical work, 
while during eight weeks of each term, two hours each 
day are spent in the dissecting room. The college is 
located at 19;^ North Pennsylvania street, and occupies 
the entire third and fourth floors of the building, con- 
sisting of large and well ventilated rooms. The average 
attention at the present time is ninety regular students 
and these come from all parts of the United States and 
Canada. The charges are certainly most reasonable. 
The total cost of a complete course of three years' and 
graduation is only $325 or $100 a term, and parents 
and guardians can re^t assured that pupils obtaining a 
diploma from the Indiana Dental College go forth into 
the world with all the knowledge of the profession ob- 
tainable, until practical experience has ripened and 
developed what has already been acquired. 

T. K. IGOE & CO. 

A reliable and prosperous house in this city, whose 
and correct business methods have placed 
the foremost rank of the trade is that of Messrs. 

T, K. Igoe & Co.. wholesale and retail dealers in fine 
cigars, tobaccos and smokers' articles, located at 2 East 
Washington street. This business was founded in 1883 
by Mr. V R. Jose, who was succeeded in November, 
1892, by the present proprietors. Messrs. Trustin K. 
Igoe and Frederick W. Baugher. who are natives of 
Indiana. The premises utilized comprise a main floor, 
having dimensions of 40x50 feet. Here will be found 
a full line of the best grades of Havana and domestic 
cigars, smoking and chewing tobaccos, cigarettes and 
smokers' articles generally. The house imports direct, 
and has influential connections, which enable it to pro- 
cure the best goods, which are offered to patrons at 
very moderate prices. They do a large retail and box 
trade, and handle all the most famous brands. All 
goods purchased from this firm are guaranteed to 
maintain the highest standard of encellence in every 
respect, and are unrivaled for flavor, fragrance and 
uniformed quality, Messrs. T. K, Igoe & Co. are 
highly esteemed in trade circles for their integrity, and 
their patronage is steadily increasing in the city and 
its vicinity. The telephone call of the house is 1073 
They also carry a full line of national playing cards, 
which includes all the best brands 

There is no concern in the United States or Canada, 
which can surpass in importance and magnitude. The 
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, whose bead- 
quarters are at 35 and 37 Vesey street. New York, and 
whose 200 branch stores are distributed throughout the 
country. The company are the largest importers and 
distributors of teas and coffees and spices in the world, 
and the largest manufacturers of condensed milk and 
pure baking powders in the country. The plant for the 
production of the two last mentionea articles is located 
at Northville, Mich. The milk is made from the finest 
cream obtained from the best breed of Jersey cows. 
The teas and coffees are imported direct from the lead- 
ing sources of supply to New York, whence daily ship- 
ments are made to each agency. The coffees are roasted 
at headquarters, the plant there having a capacity of 
40,000 pounds daily, while thousands of pounds of spice 
are ground. Two stores are operated in this city, one 
at 20 West Washington street, the other at 164 East 
Washington street. Both are under the management of 
Mr. J, A, Thummel. Eighteen salesmen are employed, 
and five wagons are in constant service. The respective 
dimensions of the stores are 18x110. and 20x60 feet, 
they are handsomely fitted up and appointed, and pre- 


t an unusually attractive appearance. The coffee is 
und here fresh every day, and the superior quality 
the goods, combined with the e.xtraordinarily low 
ces have secured a patronage which is derived from 


No more remarkable success has been attained during 
recent years in Indianapolis than is evinced in the his- 
tory of that popular dry goods house known as the 
"Star Store," located at 194 and 196 West Washing- 
ton street, of which Messrs. Efroymson &. Wolf are the 
proprietors. The business was established ia 1888 on 
the present site, the premises being only one-quarter of 
their present dimensions, and in two years the trade 
had grown so rapidly as to necessitate the addition of 
3,000 square feet of floor space to the east room, also a 
large addition was erected by them in the summer of 
1892. Two floors and the basement, with an area of 
10,000 square feet comprise the premises, which are 
owned by the firm, and have been beautifully fitted up 
and supplied with all modern conveniences, such as the 
cash carrier system, etc. On the ground floor is to be 


^of ( 

i goods, such ; 


satins, velvets, cashmeres, henriettas, fine broadcloths, 
cheviots etc , linens, sheetings, towelings, white goods, 
ladies' underwear, hosiery, embroideries, laces, ruch- 
ings, ladies' and gents' furnishings of all kinds, notions, 
boots and shoes, and in the rear is the cloak and milli- 
nery department. On the second floor is the wholesale 
and jobbing department, in which the trade extends over 
the whole of Indiana A staff of twenty-two salesmen 
and salesladies is employed. Messrs. Efroymson & 

Wolf are both nati' 
and able young bu 
praise for the suci 
directed efforts 

; of Indiana, and ; 


Among the finest and best patronized wholesale ; 
retail groceries in Indianapolis, is that of Mr. Chas. 
Kuhn, located at 47 and 49 North Illinois street. Hav 
founded this business in 1878, Mr. Kuhn from the st 
gained an enduring hold on popular favor and built 

an excellent trade. The secret of his prosperity is not 
far to seek, however, conducting the house on sound 
business principles, thoroughly responsible in his deal- 
ings, and being withal a man of sagacity, energy and 
experience, it is but in the nature of things that he 
should have attained the full measure of success that 
has attended his well directed efforts. He handles noth- 
ing but thoroughly reliable first-class goods, is strictly 
upright in his dealings and extremely courteous to his r 
patrcns. and attentive in meeting their requirements. 
The store is 50x100 feet in dimensions, and is perfectly 
adapted for the purposes of the business. It is fitted 
up with all conveniences and facilities for the storage 
and display ol the vast and carefully selected stock, 
while ten assistants are employed. The assortment com- 
prises fine teas and coffees of all kinds, pure spices, 
condiments and table delicacies, imported and domestic 
sugars, syrups and molasses, choice dairy butter, cheese 
and eggs, the finest brands of family flour and prepare M 
cereals, canned goods, vegetables and fruits, etc, ,\ll 
order.s are filled promptly and at lowest market prices 
Mr. Kuhn is a gentleman of push and judicious enter- 
prise and stands deservedly high in the esieem of all 
who know him. 


One of the oldest and most popular laundries in this 
city is that known as the "Gem," with which for 
promptness, reliability and excellent service no other 
compares. The Gem Laundry was established in 
1877 by W H. Reed, and in 1890 came under the con- 
trol of Mr. Logan C. Scholl, who has since conducted 
it in a manner greatly redounding to his credit. The 
work turned out is of a superior character, while 
moderate prices prevail. For a period of fifteen 
years, the business was carried on at 38 and 40 Ken- 
tucky avenue, and in 1893, the premises now occupied 
at 37 and 39 Indiana avenue were erected, and have 
since been utilized. The building is substantially built 
of brick, three stories high, and has dimensions of 40x 
200 feet. The laundry is equipped in every respect 
with the latest impro\-ed machinery, including mangles, 
washing and ironing machines, also a twenty-five horse- 

power steam engine and large boilers and all appur- 
tenances, and employment is given to thirty-five skilled 
hands. Hotel and family laundry, and also laundering 
for the trade is done in the most expeditious manner: 
transient work is a specialty, and particular care and 
attention is exercised that all laundry work leaves the 
establishment without flaw or blemish. The capacity 

of the laundry is G 000 shirts weekly beside, fami'y 
and hotel work The down town oSice is 13 North 
Illinois street, opposite the Bates House, and branches 
have been es'ablished in all parts of the city. The Gem 
Laundry is pitronized by the best classes of tha com- 




the country for the wood-working industry, and It is 
with pleasure we call attention to one among the splen- 
did enterprises in this direction We refer to that of 
Erarich. Paulini & Co .manufacturersof furniture which 
was established in 18^1, and from the outset, under the 
able direction and management of the firm has been suc- 
cessful and prosperous. The ground occupied at 190 to 
20O West Morris street, covers two acres on which there 
is a group of buildmgs, including the factory, a two- 

story structure fi'^v.lfis f^-et m area large warehouses 
dr>mg houses, storehouses etc also a spacious lumber 
> ard for the storage of material There are also finish 
mg Tnd pa king departments The wood workmg ma 
cbmery is of the Htest impro\ed kind and power is 

about thee tiblishment there is always heard the busy 
hum of in lustry One hundred and fifty skilled cabinet 

the different departments, and the furniture turned out 
is sold in all parts of the country, and is always in de- 
mand by the trade. The firm manufacture a general 
line of handsome bed-room suites and sideboards, and 
household furn ture, and make a specialty of b'^dsteads 
which are made of all kinds of hardwoods in every con- 
ceivable design, also walnut, veneered and imitation 
walnut bedsteads. This concern is one of the largest in 
its line in the city, and its name and reputation second 
to no other in the country for superior, substantially 
made, artistic furniture. New styles and designs which 
meet the favor of the public are constantly being brought 
out, and as a consequence, the demand is fully equal to 
the supply The firm are fully equipped for conducting 

operations on a large scale, and their productions of 
fine and medium grade furniture are unsurpassed fur 
excellence of workmanship and originality and elegance 
in design. Messrs. H, Emrich and O. B Paulini, the 
copartners, have made a wide reputation for themselves, 
and are well known and prominent in this city where 
they have resided some years. They are liberal and 
public spirited citi2ens, and among the most active pro- 
moters of all movements to advance the material inter- 
ests of Indianapolis. 


Among the various institutions found in our 
ffw are of greater importance to the gene 
than the livery and boarding stable system of 
Among the most popular and successful representatives 
thereof in Indianapolis are Messrs. Mann Brothers, pro- 
prietors of the livery and boarding stable at 511 Virginia 
avenue. This house was opened in 1886 by Mr, R R 
Sloan, and one year later Messrs J E and J B. Mann 
came into possession and soon developed a large and in- 
fluential patronage The stables are spacious and com- 
modious, comprising a two-story building, 40x100 feet 
in area, thoroughly equipped with every requisite, well 
ventilated, lighted and drained, and every care and at- 
tention is given to horses intrusted to the house by ex- 
perienced grooms and stablemen. First-class accommo- 
dations are provided for forty horses, and the boarding 
branch of the enterprise is largely patronized by our best 
citizens. In the stock of horses to let will befound those 
suitable for ladies and invalids, as well as others noted 
[qualities, and the same may 
easure at any hour of the day 
or night. Among the vehicles are included coaches, 
landaus, coupes, surreys, carriages, buggies, hacks and 
party wagons. Their trade is large throughout the city 
and vicinity, and is steadily increasing under enterpri.s- 
ing management. Orders by telephone 1430 receive im- 
mediate and careful attention, either by day or night, 
and all transactions are placed upon a substantial and 
satisfactory footing Messrs. Mann were born in Indian- 
apolis and have resided in this city constantl . These 
gentlemen have been engaged in the livery business for 


man's Buyer and Seller," the handy book for lur 
men, carpenters, builders and every business requ 
figuring for cost, interest, number of feet. etc. Ii 
handsome 5x7 voluume of 175 pages, bound i 
a-'d gold, aad is sent prepaid to any address on receipt 
of SI. or six copies for $4, and twelve copies for $6 The 
lumber tables contained in it show at a glance the num- 
ber of feet in any number of pieces running in regular 
f.ize from 1x3-13 to 12x12-40 feet, also over 4,000 sizes 
running from 1x1 to 30x30 inches in size, and from 1 to 
50 feet in length. The lumber inspection rules are the 
plainest and easiest ever got out, and cannot be misun- 
derstood. The other departments comprise cost tables, 
interest tables, rules inva'uabie to retail dealers and 
builders showing the exact number of shingles, lath, 
and number of feet of flooring, siding or ceiling, 
for any size building, diagrams for cutting rafter 
patterns, band and rotary log scales, cipher message, 
postal rates, weights of grain, how to mix paint and 
plaster, and a thousand handy things to know. The 
book is bound in soft, flexible covers, printed in plain 
type on good paper; it is handy for the pocket and suit- 
able for the desk Mr, Baughman is a gentleman of 
long experience in the lumber business in which he was 
engaged for many years at Necedah, Wis He is now 
a resident of this city where all orders should be ad- 
dressed to lock box 113 He has already published 
four editions of his most valuable work, and has just 
issued a '"World's Fair Edition" which is full and com- 
plete and up to date His office is at lil !i North P^-nn- 
sylvania street 


to the facilities and oppor- 
nionery trade throughout 
892 by the establishment of Messrs. 
Dlesale confectioners at 64 South 
with ample facilities and resources 

;t useful and valuable : 
t the hands of the lun 
■ or builder is that kno 

A most important addil 
tunities of the retail cc 
Indiana was made in ^ 
Cox & Gossom as wh 
Pennsylvania street, 
for supplying retailer 

prices. The firm occupy eligible premises 25x100 feet 
in dimensions, which are perfectly adapted to the re- 
quirements of the business and which are stocked with a 
large and carefully selected assortment representing the 
best productions of the leading manufacturers in the 
country. Having an intimate knowledge of all details 
of their line and being personally conversant with the 
demands of the best class of trade, the proprietors have 
exercised good taste and sound judgment in the selection 
of their stock, which is unexcelled for variety, purity and 
delicacy It embraces glaces, creams and ices, candy. 
chocolate goods, bonbons, etc , which are absolutely 


second to none in the United Stales and which find a 
ready market throughout the city and surrounding 
country. Large quantities of peanuts are roasted and 
sold to dealers in large or sinall quantities. Orders are 
filled promptly and accurately and the rapidly extending 
trade shows the satisfaction that is felt with the goods 
carried by this enterprising house. In addition to a full 
indoor staff three experienced traveling salesmen are 
kept constantly UDon the road. The proprietors. Messrs. 
I. S. Cox and H. F. Gossom, are gentlemen of standing 
in mercantile circles who thoroughly understand their 
business, and by honorable methods and strict integrity 
as well as by enterprise and energy are steaddy making 
their way to the front and achieving a well deserved suc- 
cess in their important line 



Among those actively engaged manufacturing bricks 
in this city is Mr. Wm C. Rehhng, who also deals in 
coal.limeandcement. Mr. Rehling has been established 
in this business for a period of twelve years, and in 
that time secured a large substantial city and country 
trade. His office is at 6.53 Madison avenue where he also 
occupies a brick yard six acres in extent and a coal yard 
with ample sheds coveringone-half an acre. For manu- 
facturing brick he is well equipped with the latest im- 
proved machinery operated by steam power, ample 
kilns and turn out an average 40,000 pressed and com- 
mon brick daily, which are always in demand and meet 
with a ready sale. A side track from the main line of 
the ]. M. & I, R. R. affords every convenience tor ship- 
ping bricks to all parts of the surrounding country. Mr. 
Rehling handles Brazil block, anthracite, Pittsburg, 
Raymond City and Island City screened coal, carries a 
large stock and can fill orders at the shortest notice. He 
also deals in the best quality sewer pipe, cement and 
lime which he can supply in any quantity desired at the 
lowest market quotations. A native of Indianapolis 
where he has always resided, Mr. Rehling is well and 
popularly known as one of the leading brick manufac- 
turers and as a progressive business man. He is young, 
active and enterprising and has always been held in high 
esteem in financial and business circles. He is a promi- 
nent member of the Builders' Exchange and also of the 
K. of P., K. of H, and the I. O O. F. 


By reason of its central situation and splendid trans- 
portation facilities, Indianapolis has become one of the 
most important points of distribution in the United 
States. lu numerous lines of traffic the business tran- 

A leading house thus engaged which 
makes a specialty of foreign and native fruits is that of 
Mr. John Blumberg, located at 34 South Delaware 
street Mr. Blumberg founded this representative con- 
cern some six years ago, and his operations have since 
been uninterruptedly marked by a continued success. 
The premises utilized by him comprise a spacious build- 
ing finely fitted up with cold storage and with every 
modern convenience for the prosecution of a large and 
thriving business. Mr Blumberg receives his supplies 

favorable relations with producers and shippers. He is 
thus enabled to offer to the trade the best quality of 
fruits and general produce and to quote prices which 
cannot be afforded by houses whose equipment is less 
thorough. The trade is strictly wholesale and necessi- 
tates the employment of five assistants. While Mr. 
Bluraberg's reputation for fair and honorable dealing is 
a sufficient guarantee of the prompt and perfect fulfill- 
ment of all orders, he refers to the Meridian National 
Bank. The telephone call of the oflice is 689. 


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The wholesale trade in wines and liquors in this city 
is well represented by several reliable and responsible 
concerns. Foremost among these is the house of Messrs. 
Groenwoldt & Behringer, at 84 South Delaware street. 
It was founded in 1377 by the present proprietors, 
Messrs. Albert Groenwoldt and Joseph Behringer, 
both gentlemen of long and valuable experience, who 
bring to bear a thorough knowledge of the trade in its 
every branch and feature. The premises formerly util- 
ized were at 66 South Pennsylvania street, but with the 
growth of the business came the imperative necessity of 
securing more commodious quarters. In 1890 the firm 
removed to the present address. Here they occupy a 
ground floor and basement, each being 2.5x150 feet in 
dimensions, and well adapted for the purposes of the 
business. A spacious storage room has been provided 
and an immense and choice stock is always carried 
Messrs. Groenwoldt & Behringer are direct importers of 
the best foreign wines and liquors, including French, 
Italian and German vintages, cognacs, liqueurs, cordials, 
gins, rums, etc.; they also handle the finest products of 
Kentucky and other distilleries, and of California and 
Lake Erie vineyards. Both partners were born in Ger- 
many and have resided in Indianapolis for many years. 
They are enterprising and responsible merchants, de- 
servedly prominent and popular. Mr, Groenwoldt is a 
member of the Knights of Honor, 

manufacture of special machmery and tools in this city 
we find the Capital Machine Works, of which Mr, Louis 
Koss is the enterprising and efficient proprietor. These 
works were founded in 1884 by the firm of William- 
son & Koss, the former retiring in 1887. The works 
are located at 35 and 37 South Alabama street, where 
they occupy a two-story brick building with basement, 
having a frontage of 25 feet by a depth of 120. The 
various departments are fully equipped with the best 
perfected and latest improved machinery and appliances, 
such as punches, drill, lathes and planes, etc, and ten 
skilled and experienced machinists are employed. The 
output is large and the range of production includes all 
kinds of special machinery and tools, veneer-cutting ma- 
chinery, automatic knife grinders, presses and dies. A 
large business is done, the products of the works being 
in steadily increasing demand throughout Indiana, Illi- 
nois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Mr. Koss was born 
in Indianapolis, and is deservedly esteemed as one of its 
leading and responsible business men and citizens. 


In no art has more rapid or important improvements 
been made than in that of the wonderful "art preserva- 
tive, "or printing. A leading job-printing concern of 
this city IS the Chance-Matthews Printing Company, — 

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59 and 11 Van 

Block, an illustration of which appears in this publication. 
Four years ago the business was established by Messrs. 
Chance and Matthews, having only one small printing 
press as their main piece of machinery and one "devil" 
on their pay roll. Being printers in the full sense of the 
term it was not long until thev were able to hold their 

own with their more pretentious competitors. The com- 
posing and press rooms are now admirably equipped with 
everything requisite for executing fine work in the best 
manner and a force of fourteen experienced hands era- 
ployed. The modern appliances and improvements in 
use make this one of the most complete printing houses 
in the city, A large cylinder press and four jobbers to- 
gether with many fonts of type of the latest styles afford 
facilities for getting out fine job work and commercial 
printing, book, catalogue work, etc, promptly and in a 
manner unsurpassed- Both members of the firm are 
practical printers of long experience, active and enter- 
prising, and have won success by deserving it and by 
taking frequent doses of their own medicine, advertising. 
When in need of printing we would certainly advise you 
to give "Chance a chance. ' 



A leading and reliable house is that of Mr John 
Rosenberg! the widely known merchant tailor and gents' 
outfitter, at lt)6 East Washington street. Mr. Rosen- 
berg has been engaged in his present line of business 
for the past twenty years, and during that long period of 
time has ever sustained a well deserved reputation alike 
for fine workmanship and excellent fabrics, as well as 
square dealing. He is by general assent one of the fore- 
most exponents of the tailoring art in this vicinity, and 
enjoys a large and fashionable patronage. The work 
turned out here is of a very superior character, and 
thoroughly reliable first-class goods only are kept in 
stock, the garments leaving this establishment being A 1 
in every instance alike as to style, cut, fit. finish and 
fabric. Mr. Rosenberg is a thoroughly practical cutter 
and all-round tailor of ample experience. and is a master 
of his art in all its branches. He occupies a handsome 
and tastefully appointed store, where he employs threi^ 
salesmen, while six first-class tailors are kept constant- 
ly busy making garments. A large and carefully 
selected stock is always on hand of both foreign and 
domestic productions and the assortment of cloths, 
wo jlens and gents' furnishing goods is unsurpassed, Mr. 
Rosenberg is the agent in this city for the sale of the 
famous "Cromwell" custom made dress shirt, and he 
also does a large wholesale business in cloths and 
woolens. He is a native of Germany who has resided in 
Indianapolis since iy'>5. and is a highly esteemed mer- 
chant and citizen. 


Indianapolis is the incorporated firm of Messrs Brad- 
ley, Bolton & Co., whose office is located at 177-181 
East Washington street, with spacious warehouses at 
176-180 East Pearl street. It was established here in 
1880 as a branch house of the famed David Bradley 
Manufacturing Company of Chicago. Ill . and was in- 
corporated by the present proprietors tn 1886, under 
the laws of Indi na. by Messrs. David Bradley and J. 
Harley Bradley of Chicago and W B Holton and S. 
G. Leonard of Indianapolis. David Bradley is presi- 
dent, and W. B. Holton as secretary and general man- 
ager. Manager Holton of the Indianapolis branch is a 
native of this city, where he has always held a high 
reputation The Indianapolis house supplies an im- 
mense trade throughout the states of Indiana, Ohio, 
Kentucky, and various other sections. Through the 
company's large works at Chicago. Mr. Holton handles 
all kinds of Bradley's steel, chilled, wheeled, sulky and 

gang plows, corn-planters and shellers, disk and lever 
harrows, field rollers, hay and straw cutting boxes, Brad- 
ley mowers, steam engines and generators, and innu- 
merable other useful and ingenious implements and ap- 
pliances for agricultural use, The commodious ware- 
house and factory extends through the block a distance 
of ;,'00 feet, and has a frontage of 68 feet. Here the 
firm manufactures and deals in all varieties of agricul- 
tural implements, including pumps, hay-rakes, cultiva- 
tors, Bradley's self-acting pumps, grain-drills, stalk- 
cutters, etc., and here also may be obtained anything 
in the line of vehicles, from the lumbersome oxcart to 
the lightest running and most elegantly finished car- 
riage, including buggies, farm and spring wagons, etc. 
A very large corps of assistants and traveling men are 
employed, and orde.s are carefully filled at the lowest 
possible figures. 


This concern was founded twenty years ago by Wm. 
M. Kirkwood, to whom C. A. Robertson succeeded in 
1879. The letter, in turn, sold out to the present firm 
in 188!». It composed of Messrs, B. F. Everroad, who 
had been in Mr. Robertson's employ, and F. H. Prunk. 
The busmess premises at 170 Indiana avenue comprise a 
ground floor 18x100 feet in dimensions. The store is 
well stocked with builders' and house hardware of all 
kinds, mechanics' tools in great variety, machinists' and 
blacksmiths' supplies, steel, iron, nails, rivets, screws, 
etc, table and pocket cutlery, plated ware, shelf goods, 
kitchen utensils and household specialties, garden tools, 
cordage, woodenware, wire, tin, copper, sheet iron ware, 
etc In the rear of the itore is a well equipped workshop, • 
provided with all the latest improved mechanical appli- 
ances for sheet metal working, affording permanent em- 
ployment to some ten skilled hands and everything in 
the line of sheet metal work isexecuted here. The tele- 
phone call is 1188, and orders receive prompt atten- 
tion. Mr Everroad was born in Banholomay County, 
Indiana, and has resided in this city since 1881. Mr. 
Prunk is a native of Indianapolis They are energetic 
and responsible business men. 


Although but a brief period of time has elapsed since 
Mr. William T. Long founded the enterprise now so 
successfully conducted by him, at 480 East Washington 
street, as a dealer in drugs and medicines, his success 
has been so marked as to entitle his house to more than 
passing mention in this review of the commerce and re- 

sources of Indianapolis. This is in all respects a well 
appointed, first-class place, one of the foremost estab- 
lishments of the kind in the city. Physicians' prescrip- 
tions and family recipes are here compounded from 
absolutely pure and fresh ingredients, in the most care- 
ful and accurate manner, the proprietor exercising close 
personal supervision over the laboratory, while popular 
prices prevail. Mr, Long occupiesthe ground floor and 
basement of a building having a frontage of 20 feet by 
a depth of 65 The store is very attractively fitted up, 
the display being particularly tasteful, and competent 
assistants are in attendance. The stock is large and 
complete, and includes carefully selected drugs, chemi- 
cals and medicines of all kinds, extracts, essences, 
spices, seeds, herbs, barks, roots and kindred products, 
all the standard proprietary remedies, pure medicinal 
wines, liquors, mineral waters, etc ; toilet articles, per- 

specialties. Prescriptions are the leading specialty, the 
pharmacy being open at all hours. The telephone call 
is 1773, Mr. Long was born in this city," and is a 
Knight of Pythias, He it. also proprietor of a large sale 
and livery stable located at 23.3, 236 and 237 E. Wabash 
street, having dimensions of 66 feet front and 110 feet 
in depth on south side of street, and 33 feet front and 
50 feet in depth on north side of street. He has thirty 
head of horses for hire and a fine line of carriages and 
buggies, Mr Long has been in the livery business 


The leading authority in Indianapolii in everything 
pertaining to hair goods, and the largest importer of 
human hair is Mr. H. Kinzly, whose fine establishment 
is located at 46 North Illinois street. Mr. Kinzly is 
lately of Paris. France, and brings to the prosecution of 
his business a perfect and intimate knowledge of its 
every feature and detail, such as is peculiar to the artis- 
tic hair dressers of the gay French capital. He is an 
extensive importer and manufacturer of human hair 
goods of every description, wigs, braids, curls, etc, 
also perfumery, toilet and fancy articles in great variety, 
and conducts the leading hair dressing parlors for ladies 
in this section of the country. He has developed a patron- 
age of great magnitude, including among his customers 
the fashionable circles of society in this city and sur- 
rounding territory. His store is richly fitted up and 
furnished, and contains full lines of hair goods, while 
in the rear are hair dressing rooms, where cutting, 
curling, shampooing, bleaching, dying, singeing, etc , 
arc executed by skilled attendants, Mr, Kinzly is cele- 


brated as the exclusive manufacturer of many popular 
and superior waves, head pieces, bangs, etc. Mr 
Kinzly is patentee and manufacturer of the Kinzly 
Patent Bang, the latest and most complete article of 
the kind on the market. It is made of strictly first- 
class natural, curled hair, and is constructed without 
lace wires or net He has issued a magnificent 
fashion plate, showing the arrangement of the empire 
style of head dress for the June number of the American 
Hairdresser. This is the finest plate of the kind that 
has ever appeared in this well-known magazine. Wigs, 
braids, and curls are made to order at short notice, and 
all the goods manufactured here are the best of any 
made. Mr, Kinzly is a perfrct master of his art, and 
by his energy, perseverance and ability is gaining prom- 
inence and a deservedly high position in the business 


One of the leading footwear emporiums in this city is 
that of Mr. R. S. Camplin. successor to Camplin & Von 
Hake, at 71 East Washington street. Mr Camplin. 
who was born in Bath County, Kentucky, has resided 
here since 1874, and for a period of two years was a 
member of the firm of Baird, Darrow & Co . and after- 
ward, for the same length of time, of Camolin & Darrow, 
wholesale boot and shoe merchants. Fourteen years 
ago he sold out his interest in the wholesale business 
and formed the firm of Camplin & Reisner. and opened 
a retail store at 25 West Washington street. This firm 
was dissolved in 1885 and that of Camplin & Von Hake 
formed, and continued until 1890 when Mr. Camplin 
purchased his partner's interest and removed to the 
splendid premises now occupied in February, 1893, The 
store, which is 18x90 feet in area, is admirably fitted up 
and made conspicuous by the sign 'of the alligator. 
Everything in footwear for men, women, misses and 
children is to be found here, and as the prices are way 
down to "rock bottom " a large, flourishing business is 
carried on. Mr. Camplin is popularly known in com- 
mercial circles, and prior to coming to this city, for a 
period of three years, he was high sheriff of Boone 
County, Indiana, and was highly commended for his 
proficiency as a public official 


munity to have located in the 
reliable and responsible dealer 
pretor of the ' "Home Liquor S' 

[ticationtoany com- 
t such a thoroughly 
A Berkowitz, pro- 
1 484 East Washing- 

in Indianapolis. In September, 1891. he founded this 
business, and by his enterprise, energy and indefatiga- 
ble efforts to please his patrons, and to fill their orders 
with pure, unadulterated goods at fair and reasonable 
prices, he soon built up a large and rapidly extending 
trade. Mr. Berkowitz has from the start strictly ad- 
hered to the rule to handle none but the best goods. He 
occupies the ground floor and basement of a building 
having an area of 20x55 feet, and carries a choice assort 
ment of French, German, Hungarian, Italian and Span 
ish wines, as well as the products of the American grape 
fine old brandies, English and Dutch gins, Irish anc 
Scotch whiskies, Jamaica and New Bedford rums, Kl'u 
tucky, Pennsylvania and Maryland whiskies, liquors 
cordials, etc., also imported and domestic cigars ana 
tobaccos. A large trade, both wholesale and retail, is 
catered to, Mr. Berkowitz is a gentleman of experience 
and standing in business affairs, and thoroughly conver- 
sant with all the details of his chosen line of trade. He 
is one of the charter members of the Indianapolis 
Hebrew Society. 


The success which has attended the efforts of the 
widely known, enterprising and wide awake concern of 
Messrs, Jeffery, Powell S: Co , the popular commission 
merchants for the purchase of cattle, hogs and sheep, 
of itself carries the conviction that the members of this 
progressive firm know their business, attend to it, and 
are ■' always on deck " when wanted. The business of 
this concern was organized in 1H83 by Messrs G F. and 
Richard Herriott, under the firm style of Herriott l'^ 
Co., and was conducted by them until 18110 when Messrs 
T, A, Jeffery. Alonzo Powell, S. K, Barrett and John 
Powell purchased it. Jan, 1, 1893, Mr S K Barrett 
disposed of his interest in the business to the other 
members of the firm, and the operations have since 
been continued under the same firm name. The enter- 
prise is now in the hands of Messrs. T. A Jeffery, 
Alonzo and John Powell, gentlemen who have had a long 
and excellent training in their special calling, and are 
to-day regarded among their compeers as the most ex- 
pert judges of stock and the shrewdest of buyers who 
enter the Union Stock Yards. The firm's specialty, 
for they have only one interest in the market, and to 
this they give their closest attention, is that of buying 
on commission cattle and hogs for the leading markets 
of the eastern and middle states, and among their cor- 
respondents are M Goldsmith of New York city, and 
Mr, J Shellcross & Son of Coatesville, Pa 


The industries of Indianapolis are numerous , 
varied, and cover every branch of the many ram 

already developed throughout the city, stat 
ing states. The company manufacture le, 
wool. felt, canvas, cloth and muslin polish 
all sizes, and their production in this li 
highest reputation wherever introduced, a 
for their durability and other superior qu 
trade, wliich is already large, is steadily in 
the company is to be congratulated for the 
cess achieveH 

ither, paper, 
ng wheels of 




^w lines of trade 

this city was opened in August, 18U1, and is under the 
able and ellicient management of Mr, Joe G. Tilly. Ttie 
premises utilized here are located at 1 to 14 East Meek 
street and 60 and B3 South Liberty street. They com- 
prise a frame structure one and a half stories high and 
8O.\30O feet in area. They have all modern conveniences 
and facilities for the prompt handling and proper pres- 

: the Middle Western and the Southern states 
is The Herancourt Brewing Company of Cincinnati 
Ohio. This brewery has been in existence for over forty 
years, and to it belongs the merit of having first added 
the brewing of Pilsener beer to the industries of America. 
The plant and head offices are located at Brighton Sta- 
tion, near Cincinnati, Ohio, and branches are to be 
found in all the principal cities of the Union. That in 

mt ins uf the tracks of the Cmcinnati Hamilton \ Da> 
ton Railroad Company and a storage capacity of 800 
barrels In this the first year of its existence the 
Indianapolis sales have exceeded 10 000 barrels and the 
trade is rapidly extending. The lager beer of the Heran- 
court Brewing Company is renowned for its excellent 
tonic properties, mildness, fine flavor, and extreme 
purity. The telephone call of the office is 712. Mr. 
Tilly is one of the best known and most popular business 
men of Indianapolis. He is a member of the Cleve- 
land Club. 


The desirability of a perfect and durable roof is 
universally admitted, and for many years more unsuc- 
ful experiments have been made in new roofing ma- 
terials than in any other line. The lesson to be drawn 
from this is to deal only with such concerns as are 
thoroughly responsible and ably conducted, and whose 
work has stood the critical test of time, and proved its 
value and reliability. Of such is the old established 
and widely known firm of Messrs. C. Zimmerman & 
Son, slate and gravel roofers, whose business premises 
are located at 37 and 39 South Alabama street. Mr C. 
Zimmerman founded this business as long ago as 1850, 
as a slate and gravel roofer. In 1803 he sold out his 
interest in the latter line, and confined his attention to 
the single line of slate roofing, building up a large and 
influential trade. Unfortunately, like many ethers of 


Mr. Zii 


rassed in the financial crisis of 1873, and was forced to 
the wall. Nothing daunted, however, he resumed busi- 

and the firm of C. Zimmerman & Son was formed. 
Business was conducted successfully until about seven 
years ago, Mr. Josh Zimmerman retired from the busi- 
ness and sold out his interest to his two brothers, Char- 
lie and Walter, who are still with their father. The 
slate and gravel roofs laid by this firm have met with 
the hearty approval of achitects, builders and owners 
throughout the state, and while they are of superior 
quality, are laid at prices which compare favorably with 
those charged for inferior work elsewhere. The firm 
make a specialty of "Extra Gravel Roofing." To those 
desiring the best class of work, we cc 
ble and honorable house. Mr. C. 

end this 


Board of Trade. 

kl. S. FARRELL & CO. 

A highly represen.ative concern doing a large business 
in this city and throughout Indiana and adjoining states 
is that conducted under the name and style of J. S. 
Farrell &Co., constructors of sanitary plumbing and 
steam and hot water heating apparatus, etc. Mr. Farrell, 
head of the firm and active copartner, has had a long, 
valuable experience extending over a period of thirty 
years in the business, and was engaged in 


ity 1 


ell keeps in his employ twenty-five expert workmen, 
is particularly successful in arranging drainage, 
ilation, making sewer connections, fitting up baths, 
and fitting up buildings for the introduction of 
;r, gas, steam and hot water heat and natural gas. 


Among the buildings in which his heating apparatus and 
appliances have been placed are the Indiana State 
Capitol, this city, Masonic Temple. Indiana Reforma- 
tory for women and children, Indiana Insane Asylum, 
Edinburgh School Building, Edinburgh, Ind.; Green 
County CouBt House. Bloomfield, Ind. ; Delaware Coun- 
ty Court House. Muncie, Ind ; Indiana State Univer- 
sity, Bloomington, Ind,; Indianapolis Institute for 
Young Ladies in the city, and many business blocks, 
office buildings, and hundreds of private residences 
The premises occupied at 84 North Illinois street, are 
20x110 feet in dimensions, and contain a full and com- 
plete stock of iron and lead pipe fittings, steam sanitary 
and hydraulic appliances, etc.. chandeliers and brackets 
Mr. Farrell is agent for the Florida and Duplex steam 
heating boilers, national hot water heater, Gould's 
triplex electric and Gordon's steam pumping machinery. 
Mr, Farrell is the best known representative of his line 
of business in Indianapolis, and his trade is steadily 
growing. _^__^ 


In this country building associations were first organ- 
ized in Philadelphia in 184ti, and there are now about 
7.100 in this country, w-'th a membership of four mil- 
lion persons, and a capital of 8600,000,000. One of 
the best associations organized in years is the JEtna. 
Saving and Loan Association of Indianapolis, with 
headquarters at 89 East Market street, which was or- 
ganized and duly incorporated under the state laws 
Dec. 1, 1887, with a capital of $900,000. and does busi- 
ness only in the city of Indianapolis and Marion county. 
The shares are $300 each. The dues are 55 cents 
per share per week, with an entrance fee of 25 cents 
per share. Shares are is sued at any time, and 
there are no back dues to pay. This association has 
as advantages of great merit these : Three hundred dol- 
lars are loaned at 6 per cent interest, and premium 
in addition to the paying of 55 cents per week for 
each $300. A borrower can cancel the old loan by 
taking new shares and a new loan. Members are cred- 
ited with profits every six months. June and December, 
and the same is entered on pass books as dividends, 
therefore if the stockholder pays more than the required 



ach share. 

the association furnishes him with the full amount of 
his shares, which will enable him. if he wishes to pro- 
cure a home to buy for cash, and the interest, premium 
and dues paid, the association represent the average 
amount of rent previously paid, yet in a few years he 

owns a valuable house and lot. his own homestead, the 
other way all he has left is a bundle of rent receipts 
The officers of this association are well-known busmess 
men of excellent reputation, and the affairs are con- 
ducted in an honorable manner. 


A most important addition has recently been made to 
the facilities and conveniences of Indianapolis by the es- 
tablishment on Feb. 25, 1893, of the Sullivan Cloak and 
Suit Company, at 65 South Illinois street, with every 
prospect of a brilliant success. The members of the 
company, Messrs, D. J. Sullivan and I. W. Horan, are 
experienced and capable business men, who thoroughly 
understand all the details of their business, Mr Sullivan 
especially, having been in the dry goods business on 
West Washington street for many years. The premises 
now occupied comprise a spacious ground floor running 
back to a depth of 130 feet and admirably adapted for 
the display of such a large and well assorted stock as is 
here carried. This embraces cloaks and suits in the most 
fashionable styles and of the highest quality. The enter- 
prising proprietors have spared no pains or expense to 
make an attractive display and to this end they have not 
only had the store completely refitted and equipped with 
all modern conveniences, but have carefully chosen a 
superior stock, which is sure to attract a most desirable 
class of patrons. They operate fifteen machines, employ 
from twenty-five to thirty hands in the manufacture of 
cloaks, suits and wraps of all kinds, handle only medium 
to fine grades of goods and already are becoming favor- 
ites with the public. Mr, Sullivan is well and favorably 
known in commercial circles, and is an active member of 
the Knights of Pythias, and he and his partner by their 
honorable methods and enterprise are steadily building 
up a large trade 


One of the oldest and the largest leading wholesale 

ably that of Mr. Clemens Vonnegut, located at 184 and 
180 East Washington street, which has had an honor- 
able and successful career dating back to 1851, when 
the business was started by Messrs. Volmer & Vonne- 
gut, who continued the business until 1857. when Mr. 
C- Volraer retired, and Mr. Clemens Vonnegut become 
the sole proprietor and has continued as such up to the 
present day. The premises utilized for the pa.'poses of 
the building comprise three floors and a basement, each 
22x195 feet in dimensions, provided with every modern 
facility, and are perfect in convenience of arrangement 
for the storage, handling and display of the unusually 

large and varied assortment of goods constantly on 
hand. Here is carried a most comprehensive stock of 
shelf and heavy hardware, including builders', cabinet 
makers', carpenters', blacksmiths', foundry and machin- 
ists' supplies, Norton emery wheels, grinding machinery 
of every description, portable forges, wire rope, the 
best brands of cutlery, including imported goods from 
Sheffield as well as the leading American makes, and a 
general line of miscellaneous hardware. Twenty four 
assistants are employed in the house, and a number of 

road. Mr. Vonnegut handles the best class of city 
trade, and also has very desirable connections through- 
out the ^entire state, as well as Ohio, Michigan and 
Kentucky. Mr Vonnegut was born in Germany, and 


■ of conducting hh 


One of the best known houses thoroughly representa- 
tive in its special line is that of Julius A. Schuller 
wholesale and retail dealer in California wines, bran- 
dies, etc., and importer of foreign wines and liquors. 
This business was established by Mr. Schuller five years 
ago under the present name and style, and from the 
start has been successful, and a trade of great magni- 
tude built up throughout Indiana and adjoining states. 
The premises utilized at 106-108 North Meridian street 
are 40x175 feet in area, and admirably arranged with 
an especial adaptability for all purposes of the business. 
The cellar is fitted up as a vault, and here is stored 
wines of the finest vintages to be obtained. The stock 
carried is large, and comprises the choicest and best 
white, red and sweet wines from Sonoma and Los An- 
geles counties (California) vinyards; also champagnes 
and cognac brandies, together with Ohio dry and sweet 
catawba wines, and the best productions of Germany, 
France and Italy. The goods are superior in every re- 
spect, have been carefully selected, and warranted for 
purity and excellence Orders are filled at the very 
lowest prices, traveling salesmen are maintained on the 
road, and the trade is of the most substantial character 
Mr. Schuller is a German by birth, came to this coun- 
try some years ago, and is well and favorably known 
in thi-, city, where he has resided since 1873. For a 
period of seven years be resided in the winegrowing 
districts of California, and is familiar with the industry 
and possesses the best facilities for obtaining the finest 
wines produced in Sonoma and Los Angeles counties in 
thU state, Mr. Schuller has been in the wine business 
smce boyhood, and is a recognized connoisseur . 



In thai important branch of trade devoted to supply- 
ing the inhabitants of the city With the necessary arti- 
cles of food consumption, a very prosperous concern is 
that of Mr. John F. Spier, grocer, and dealer in fiour, 
meats and prodace. at 4'J4 East Washington street. Mr 
Frederick Spier, father of the subject of this sketch, 
fciunded the business in 18B1, conducted it until the dale 
of his regretted demise in 1881. when he was succeeded 
by the present proprietor. The premises occupied com- 
prise a ground floor and basement, each being 92x50 feet 
in dimensions. The store is neatly appointed, and is 
provided with every facility for the attractive display of 
the fine goods always in stock, and the comfort and con- 
venience of patrons The house deals largely in all kind 
of choice family groceries, provisions, etc., and is ever 
willing to pay the highest price for farmers* produce 
The assortment embraces choice fresh cro'p teas, coffees, 
and spices, foreign and native fruits and nuts, dried and 
evaporated fruits, table delicacies, sauces, pickles and 
condiments, canned and bottled goods, family flour, pre- 
pared cereals and farinaceous foods, choice fresh butter, 
cheese and eggs, vegetables in season, frcsh, salt and 
smoked meats, oats, bran, hay, straw, corn, mill feed, 
and all country produce. Rock bottom prices prevail, 
and orders are called for and delivered to any part of 
the city punctually and without extra charge. Mr. Spier 
is a native of this city, and one of our most popular and 
successful young businessmen. 

R. H. REES. 


Indianapolis possesses unrivaled facilities 
ing and distributing the products of foreign couatries, 
as well as those of home production, and the wnolesale 
commission trade has here many able and substantial 
representatives. Foremost among these is the reliable 
bouse of Mr. R H. Rees, dealer in foreign and domes- 
tic fruits and vegetables, at 19 South Delaware street 
Mr. Rees established this business in 1883, and has 
since built up a trade, the extent and importance of 
which entitles his house to prominent mention in any 

and handles foreign and domestic fruits and vegetables, 
car-load lots being a leading specialty. He receives 
daily reliable market reports from all parts of the 
country, and these are forwarded by him to his cus- 
tomers. Consignments are solicited, on which liberal 
advances are made, and they are promptly placed in the 
best market. Mr. Rees is a native of Thornton, Ind.. 
and has been a resident of this city for the past eighteen 
years. He is a prominent Odd Fellow and Knight of 
Pythias. The telephone call is 1015. 


with all that is necessary for the prompt and rapid exe- 
cution of orders, as well as for the safe storage and 
preservation of the goods handled. Elevators connect 
the several floors, and telephone connection is estab- 
lished between the oftice and all parts of the city. Mr. 
rpassed facil 




The widely known and exte. 
store, at 158 West Washington 
many years ago by Mr. D. Lemon, who remained its 
proprietor for several years. Mr. Lemon retired from 
the business and sold the store to Mr. Gladden, who suc- 
cessfully conducted the same until Dec. 15. 1888. It 
was then that the present proprietor assumed full 
charge of the already well-known store. The stock is a 
comprehensive one, including a full line of teas, coffees 
and spices, together with groceries, both fancy an ■ 
staple. The business cond 
and retail, and the reputatic 
ai the sales of the goods, extends far ii 
surrounding country. The building compri: 
floors and a basement, the dimensions of which 
75 feet. A finely assorted stock is constantly 
consisting of pure coffees of 
teas of ail kinds, fresh condiments and all articles in- 
cluded in the line of fancy and staple groceries. This 
is one of the leading bouses of the city, and all per- 
sons having patronized it agree in expressing their 
regard for the superiority of the goods sold. Mr. Day 

select new 


He the 

Indianapolis, engaging in active business pursuits, and 
has met with the success which attends his well directed 
efforts. Messages received by telephone No. 846 

Rees possesses 
large operations 

vorable condit 


An establishment which has proved a great conven- 
ience to the people of this city is Howard's Carpet 
Cleaning Works. The business was established by Mr. 
Howard in 1876, and a year after owing to increasing 
demands, he built the building now occupied at the cor- 
ner of St Clair street and Canal, which he has fitted 
up with the latest improved carpet cleaning machines. 

operated by steam power. The building is two stories 
high, and 130x130 feet in dimensions. Mr. Howard 
cleans and renovates carpets expeditiously, every care 
being taken so as not to injure the fabric, and the best 
satisfaction is guaranteed. He also refits and repairs 
carpets, relays them properly and packs tliem to prevent 
ravages by moths. The capacity of the works are now 
about 1,000 yards a day, but in a short time this ca- 
pacity will be doubled, as Mr. Howard is introducing 
new machines and generally increasing his facilities. 
Carpets are called for and returned tree of charge. 
Fourteen hands are employed in the works, and all 
orders by mail or telephone, call 616, receive immediate 
attention. A native of Tompkins county. New York, 
Mr Howard has resided in Indianapolis for a period of 
twenty-eight years. He is a prominent member of the 
Commercial Club. 


Pearson's Music House is undoubtedly the best known 
establishment of its kind in the city, and during the 
twenty years of its existence has always been a leading 
headquarters where everything in the line of musical 
merchandise could be obtained. Mr. Geo C. Pearson, 
the proprietor, is one of our leading and influential busi- 
ness men. His premises occupy the grand floor of the 
building, 83 to 84 North Pennsylvania street, and are 
40x120 feet in dimensions. Here will be found a very 
fine line of pianos and organs of the leading makes 
throughout the country, as well as sheet music. Mr. 
Pearson, by reason of his many years experience 
in this business, is fully competent to offer the most 
reliable advice as to the selection of a piano or organ, 
and his judgment is much sought after by intending 
purchasers, and Mr. Pearson is looked upon by his patrons 
and the public in general as an authority in musical 
matters. Repairing and tuning are carefully and skil- 
fully executed, and o ly the most expert tuners are 
employed. The warerooms are finely appointed and 
contain a splendid assortment of pianos and organs of 
the most celebrated makes in the plainest and most 
elaborate styles. Mr. Pearson is a gentleman thoroughly 
well posted in all matters pertaining to his line of busi- 
ness and will always be found ready to offer the most con- 
siderate attention in intending purchasers. 


The wholesale commission trade of Indianapolis ha 
become one of the most important and leading feature 
of the city's commercial development. Among Ih 


idins ; 

lost widely known of the numerous reliable 
firms thus engaged, that of Messrs. Rouse Brothers & 
Co.. is especially deserving of mention Its inception 
dates back to 1872, when it was founded by Messrs 
Thomas and George Rouse. The latter gentleman died 
in 1886, and was succeeded in the firm by Mr. I. T. 
Smith. Most influentiul connections have been estab- 
lished with all parts of the country, and the trade now 
extends west as far as Iowa, and east to New York The 
premises utilized for the purposes of the business are 
located at 73 South Delaware street. They comprise 
the ground floor and basement of a building 1.5x120 
feet in dimensions, while a two-story warehouse on Bates 
street, covering an area of 30x100 feet affords ample 
storage room. The firm employ seven assistants, and 
do a very large trade at wholesale in country prod- 
uce of all kinds, and as shippers of grain. They re- 
ceive heavy consignments from the best producing 
sections of the country, in which they make liberal ad- 
vances, and they are noted for the prompt and honor- 
able manner in which they make returns of sales. They 
ship from 60,000 to 75,000 bushels of wheat to Balti- 
more and Philadelphia annually, handle about 2.0li0 
bushels of oats. 3.000 tons of hav, from 50.000 to 60.000 
bushels of corn, and are the leading grain merchants in 
the state. Both partners are natives of this city and 
prominent members of the Board of Trade. 


This company has extended its agencies all over the 
United States and here in Indianapolis its office is un 
der the able and enterprising management of Mr James 
R Kelly, as superintendent He is imbued with an en- 
thusiasm and spirit of unflagging energy that has re- 
sulted in the company's plans of insurance, being pre- 
sented to the public of this city and vicinity. The 
branch office has been established here seven yeafs, and 
under the control of Mr. Kelly since 1890. From the 
last statement made by the company, dated Jan. 1. 1893, 
we found that the resources of the company are $8,840,- 
853 39. the number of policies in force .$1,650,000, and 
the surplus to policy holders $3,318,441 70. The total 
death claims paid by the company from the date 
of its organization amount to $11,500,000. Policies 
are issued on the lives of persons, male and female, 
from 1 to 70 years of age, and the company has 
earned an enviable reputation for prompt and 
satisfactory s- ttlement of claims. Weekly payments 
of from $5 to $10 are made on policies which secures 
to the policy holder a liberal insurance. Mr. Kelly 
has been connected with the Prudential Insurance 

Company for some years and was prior to comin 
at the headquarters in Newark. N -J His ofti. 
suite 55 56 Indiana Trust Company Building. 
Washington street and Virginia avenue. 


A business of magnitude and importance in Indian- 
apolis is that in which the Mullen-Blackledge Company 
is engaged manufacturing fine table relishes, and whose 
goods bearing the Columbia brand have a wide sale 
throughout the United States, Europe and South Amer- 
ica. The company was organized and incorporated in 

npany occupy a four-story and bas 
brick building. 60x120 feet in area, at 62 and 64 South 
Alabama street, where the services of 100 employes are 
in demand in the different departments. The capacity 
of the establishment is equal to that of any factory of 
the kind in the country. The firm make a specialty of 

the Columbia Catsup, which is made from choice, ripe 
tomatoes, and finest spices obtainable, and has the rep- 
utation of being the best on the market, also rich, deli- 
cious soups of splendid flavor, and which are superior 
in every respect Among the various kinds of soups 
prepared by the company are mock turtle, ox tail, 
chicken, mullaga, tawney, tomato, julienne, beef, bisque, 
chicken gumbo, pea. vegetable, consomme and bullion. 
These relishes and table delicacies are on sale at all 
leading grocers in all parts of the United States. Mr. 
Wm. F Mullen is president of the company; Mr. 
Albert S Blackledge. vice-president and treasurer, and 
Edward M. Churchman, secretary. They are all natives 
of this city, and well and favorably known. Mr Mul- 
len is a prominent member of the Commercial Club. 
Traveling salesmen are maintained on the road The 
company has branches in Chicago, New York and 


One of the oldest and most ably conducted wholesale 
establishments in this city is the house of Messrs Ward 
Brothers, dealers in drugs and druggists' sundries, at 72 
South Meridian street. This business was established 
under the present firm name by Messrs. B. and M. 
Ward in 1867. In 1SS9 Mr. C. S. Dearborn was taken 

posed of Mr. Dearborn and the founders. Under the 
spirited management of these gentlemen, the trade of 
the house has undergone great expansion, and it now 
covers all parts of Indiana. Ohio, and Illinois. The 
ed their present 

on South 
Meridian street since 1889. having removed thereto from 
East Washington street. The premises now utilized 
comprise a substantial four-story building with base- 
ment, having a frontage of 20 feet by a depth of 195. 
They are well equipped throughout with all necessary 
conveniences and facilities for the storage and handling 
of the immense stock carried. The salesrooms are 
neatly fitted up. and the whole building is crowded with 
the products of the laboratory, and with pure, fresh 
drugs of every description, all proprietary remedies of 
merit, sanitary specialties, herbs, barks, roots and drug- 
gits' supplies of every kind and quality. Four travelers 
and one city salesmen are employed, and orders are 
filled for the trade at lowest market quotations. The 
members of this reliable firm are among Indianapolis 
leading and most substanliil business men. The Messrs. 
Ward are natives of the state of Indiana 



This business has been in successful operation since 
18a0, when the substantial building at 265 to 273 South 
Pennsylvania street.novv occupied, was erected by Mr. F. 
V, Chislett expressly tor the purpose. He conducted the 
business for a time and in June, 1892, the present com- 
pany was organized and incorporated under the laws of 

mercial Club Mr. F. V, Chislett, the vice-president 
aud treasurer, was -formerly for a period of seven years 
with the wholesale hardware house of Horton, Gilmore 
& McWilliams, in Chicago, and is a member of the 
Columbia Club. Mr. H, A. Crossland has been with 
the company from the date of Us organization. They 
are all well and popularly known ir " 

cial circles. 


J' _-^ 

the state with an ample capital and Mr. Wm. E. Kurtz, 
president: Mr. F. V. Chislett, vice-president and treas- 
urer and general manager; Mr. H. A. Crossland, secre- 
tary. The building is a three-story substantial brick 
structure with concrete floors and is built upon the most 
approved slow burning construction principle and is pro- 
vided with every safeguard against burglars and fire and 
to add to the security watchmen are kept on duty both 
day and night. There are about seventy-five thousand 
sqnare feet of floor space in the building which is divided 
into separate rooms fitted with iron doors and two hyd- 



chandise and goods of every description are taken on 
storage for any length of time and when desired cash ad- 
vances made on approved consignments. Registered re- 
ceipts are given and goods insured while on the premises 
at the very lowest rates, A side-track connecting with 
the J. M. & I. Railroad affords every convenience for re- 
ceiving consignments and shipping goods. Mr. Wm. E. 
Kurtz is treasurer of the Gorden, Kurtz Central Hard- 
ware Co., also of the Haugh-Kurtz Saddlery Company 
at Anderson, Ind., and the Cushion Car Wheel Works 
in this city. He is a prominent member of the Com- 


One of the most active among the representative firms 
in the lumber trade in Indianapolis is that of Messrs 
Hussey & Russell experienced, practical men, who 
have been identified with the business many years. The 
business was established in 1888 by Mr. Isaac Russell, 
who in 185)1 formed a partnership with Mr. J. R. Hus- 
sey, and under the present title they have been con- 
ducting large operations and secured a widespread city 
and country trade which is steadily growing annually. 
The office and lumber yard is situated at a4" Massa- 
chusetts avenue, the premises having dimensions of one 
and three-quarter acres on Massachusetts avenue, John 
street and Pennsylvania avenue. An extensive stock of 
all kinds of lumber, pine, hemlock and hardwoods is 
carried, also lath, shingles, pickets, planed siding, floor- 
ing, wainscoting, ceiling, sash, doors, blinds, frames, 
mouldings, brackets, fancy wood work, builders' finish, 
etc. From 3C0 to 350 car-loads of lumber are handled 
annually. Ten to fifteen workmen are employed m the 
yard, and five delivery teams are in constant service. 
Mr Russell was born in Richmond, Ind , and has re- 
sided in Indianapolis twenty years. He was for some 

time engaged operating a saw-mill, and is popularly 
known in lumber trade circles. Mr. Hussey is a native 
of Maine, and came to the city seven years ago. He is 
also well known in the lumber trade. They are both 
prominent members of the Builders' Exchange. 


The manufacture of refreshing non-intoxicating bev- 
erages is an important industry in Indianapolis. The 
business is conducted on quite a large scale, and well- 
represented by Mr. M. R. Styer, a practical man of 
' experience. For a period of seven years 

ith Klee . 

. success as positi 

need. Mr. 


439 West Washington street, where he occu- 
pies premises comprising two floors, each 20x60 feet in 
area, equipped with generators and all the appliances 
requisite for the purposes of his business. He manu- 
factures a superior quality of aerated beverages, in- 
cluding soda, mineral and seltzer waters, ginger ale. 
champagne cider, etc., which are highly appreciated for 
their purity and health-giving qualities, and are always 
in active demand. Portable fountains are charged on 
short notice, and also has fountains to rent. Orders 
from hotels, restaurants, saloons, and private families 
in any part of the city are filled and delivered promptly 
Mr. Styer, who was born in Pennsylvania, came to this 
city thirteen years ago. He is well known as a suc- 
cessful business man and popular member of the Com- 
mercial Club 


Among the largest and most successful manufactories 
in Indianapolis, one of special note is that of Mr. R. G. 
Harseift. located at 202 and 204 South Meridian .street, 
devoted to the production of model pantaloon overalls, 
jeans, cottonade pants, etc. The business was origin- 
ated in 1884 by its present proprietor, at 23 and 25 East 
South street, and was so ably managed by him that in 
1890 it became absolutely necessary to secure larger 
and more suitable quarters. These were found in the 
three-story and basement structure now utilized which, 
although it has dimensions of 40x150 feet, has in turn 
grown too small, and a four-story building, 67;^xl95 
feet in area will shortly be erected on South Alabama 
street. The line embraces the manufacture of overalls, 
jeans, cottonade pants, hunting suits, sack coats, shirts, 
etc., and the present capacity of the establishment is 
1.500 garments per week. Steady employment is given 


to a force of 400 people, among whom are many mem- 
bers of the "Sisters of the Good Shepherd," and the 
Female Reformatory. A very extensive and active job- 
bing trade in these articles is also transacted, ten ex- 
perienced traveling salesmen being kept constantly upon 
the road. Mr. Harseim, the proprietor, was born near 
St. Peters, Minn., but has resided in this city for a 
period of thirty year^. He has an intimate knowledge 
of all the details of his business, having been for years 
a traveling salesman for houses of high repute. Mr. 
Harseim stands deservedly high in financial and com- 
mercial circles, is an active member of the Commercial 
Club, holds the position of president of the Grand 
Hotel Company, president of the New Jersey Building 
and Loan Association, and is a director of the Pruden- 
tial Depository Building and Loan Association. His in- 
dustry, ability, enterprise and business tact have placed 
him where here he is to-day 


This business was founded by Messrs Severin, Schnell 
& Co. in 1868, the firm being composed of Mr. H. Sev- 
erin, Mr. H. Schnell, and Mr, Berg Applegate. They 
early developed a flourishing business. In 1873 Mr, 
Schnell retired, selling his interest to Mr. Frederick Os- 
termeyer, v/hen the style was changed to the present, 
and in 1890 Mr. Julius Wocher was admitted. The 
premises occupied are centrally located at 51 and 53 
South Meridian street, a handsome, modern three-story 
brick and cut stone front building, 40x200 feet in dimen- 
sions. A heavy and complete stock of staple and fancy 
groceries is carried, sold at the lowest prices, and this 
is headquarters for fresh crop teas, choicest grades of 
coffees, while in such staples as sugars, molasses, spices, 
farinaceous goods, pickles, condiments, etc., the firm 
offer the most substantial inducements. In canned 
goods none but the most celebrated brands are handled, 
of full weight, and of highest grade The trade of the 
house extends throughout Indiana. Illinois, etc, and re- 
quires the services of six travelers on the road, and the 
reputation of the house for reliability and standard 
quality of the goods handled is not surpassed by any 
similar house in the United States, Messrs. Severin, 
Ostermeyer & Co. being noted for advancing the inter- 
ests of their patrons by supplying them with the best 
goods at the lowest prices. Messrs. Severin and Oster- 
meyer are natives of Germany, long permanent resi- 
bents of this city, and noted for their prompt, honora- 
dle methods. Of the junior partners, Mr Applegate 

was born in New Jersey and Mr. Wocher in Cincinnati. 
This is one of the most representative of the old estab- 
lished mercantile houses of Indianapolis, and retains to 
the city the best class of the wholesale grocery trade. 

A prominent, prosperous and representative house en- 
gaged in hardware and cutlery and kindred branches of 
trade in Indianapolis, deserving of more than passing 
mention, and maintaining an excellent reputation for 
handling the best class of goods, and for reliable, 
straightforward dealings, is that of Mr. B, H Vanier, 
at the northeast corner of Morris and Meridian streets. 
It was founded by this gentleman in 1887, and is the 
center of a brisk and active trade. The premises util- 
ized are of ample dimensions, compactly arranged, and 
very neatly appointed, having every facility at hand for 
the successful prosecution of the business. The stock 
embraces everything in the line of house and builders* 
hardware, shelf and heavy supplies, mechanics' tools, 
farm and garden implements, pocket and table cutlery, 
powder, shot, ammunition, revolvers, merchant iron 
and cast steel, household goods and culinary articles, 
hollow, tin. copper, wooden, willow, and wire ware, 
lamps and lamp goods, etc. Mr. Vanier is agent for 
the sale of the celebrated Oliver chilled plows. His 
stock has been selected from among the productions of 
the best makers in the world, and the prices are uni- 
formly low and reasonable. Mr. Vanier is of French- 
Canadian birth, his native place being St. Martin, Laval 
county, Quebec. He has resided in Indianapolis since 
1874, and is highly respected by his fellow-citizens. 


The business so successfully conducted by these 
gentlemen was inaugurated in 1871 by Messrs. J, B. 
Cleveland and William C. Smock. Mr. Smock with- 
drew from the film in 1878, but again resumed business 
in 1887. In 1892 Mr. Cleveland disposed of his interest 
to Mr. Robert B, Braden, and the firm as now consti- 
tuted was formed. These gentle 
nd suburban property 

ty, the collection of rents, the management of estates, 
e negotiation of loans on bond and mortgage, etc. 
oth city and country realty is largely handled, and a 
ng list'is shown embracing desirable bargains in build- 
g lots, business houses, farms, etc. Thosecontemplat- 
ig investments for business, residential or speculative 
purposes will find it materially to their advantage to call 
at this office and investigate the advantages offered for 
their consideration. Messrs Smock & Braden also tran- 
sact a general insurance brokerage business, and control 
thf insuring of much of the finest property i 

of'the state. Their connections are first-class and rel 
able and enable them to place Jhe largest risk 
most advantageous ten 


handle both city 

dealers and brokers They 

have made a careful study of real estate and the laws that 



Smock i 
id from 1865 to 1870 filled the responsible oflice of 
clerk of Marion County. Mr. Braden was born in Wash- 
ington County, and was formerly engaged in mercantile 
pursuits. Both are public-spirited, influential and highly 
respected citizens. 


Among the leading importing and jobbing houses of 
Indianapolis, special mention must be made of Messrs. 
Bannon & Co., whose three-story building is located at 
26 and 28 North Illinois street. The firm began busi- 
ness four years ago and have attained a high reputation 
as importers of the finest glassware, queensware, tin- 
ware, pictures, wood and willow wares, dry goods, no- 
tions, toys and fancy goods. They have influential con- 
nections in Europe among the leading manufacturers 
and they are thereby enabled to keep their stock full and 
varied in each department and to offer special induce- 
ments to the trade which are thoroughly appreciated. 
They conduct a large and growing wholesale and job- 
bing business with retailers in this city and in all parts 
of the state. In the house a force of thirty-five clerks, 
salesladies and salesmen are steadily employed and their 
resources are often severely taxed by the rush of orders. 
The retail business is also in a very prosperous condi- 
tion, being under the able direction of the proprietors, 
Messrs. George Bannon and M, K, Stack. A specialty 
in the latter department is counters, which they offer at 
five and ten cents. Messrs. Bannon and Stack are both 
natives of Ireland and came direct to this city ten years 
ago. They have made their way by the exercise of pluck 
and energy and justly merit the great success they have 



Among the prominent manufactories in the capital 
city of Indiana, one deserving of special notice is that of 
Messrs. Klee & Coleman, located at 237 and 229 South 
Delaware street and devoted to the production of high- 
class mineral waters. The business was begun in 1881 
by its present proprietors and has grown in magnitude 
and importance under the able management of Mr. W. 
H. Miller, in the most satisfactory manner. The premi- 
ses comprise the whole of a three-story and basement 
building, having dimensions of 44>'2 xl20 feet, which'^is 
completely equipped with all themostimproved machin- 
ery and appliances known to the trade, and operated by 
steam power. The firm have a hieved great success and 
enjoy a high reputation for the excellence of their pro- 
ductions, especially of their sparkling champagne cider 
and Western Pride ginger ale and seltzer water, which 
are delicious, cool, invigorating and refreshing drinks 
and are in great demand among retailers. They also 
manufacture and ship large quanities of soda water and 
all the ordinary mineral drinks. The bottling deparl 
ment is at the rear and they have every facility fc 
charging soda fountains, a large number of which the 
keep in stock for rent, Steady employment is given t 
a force of twenty skilled hands, while experienced travel 
ing salesmen are kept upon the road and eight deliver 
wagons are required to fill orders in this city. The firr 
also conduct large bottling works at Dayton. Ohic 
where the proprietors reside and at Louisville. Ky., an 
enjoy an immense patronage throughout the whole c 
the central states. Mr. Miller, the manager in this cit> 
is a smart and enterprising business man. whose pei 
sonal popularity has done much to further the interest 
of the house in this section of country. 


Messrs. ]. Freiberg & Co. of U North Delaware street, 
west of the Court House, are worthy of special mention 
for the leading place they occupy in the line of fine 
saddlery, harness and horse furnishings, and since the 
inception of the business in 1876. they have been rec- 
ognized as possessing every qualification for success- 
fully catering to a high class trade. Mr. J Freiberg, 
the present senior partner, and a gentleman of wide 
and valuable experience in his line, was the founder, 
and in 1878 he admitted Mr. E, Fiedler to the partner- 
ship under the style of Freiberg & Fiedler. The busi- 
ness increased to such a degree that the old quarters at 
12 North Delaware street became too small, and in 
May, 1890. those now occupied were taken, and here 
every convenience is engnged in the spacious ground 

floor and basement for the active prosecution of the 
trade. In September. 18i>2, the lamented decease of Mr. 
Fiedler occurred, and about four months later, Mr. 
Henry Techentin, the present silent partner, was ad- 
mitted under the style as now known. The firm have 
all the best mechanical appliances for making harness, 
both single and double, heavy and light, saddles of all 
kinds, halters, fly nets, bridles, etc., and they carry in 
addition to the goods of their own manufacture a com- 
plete and valuable assortment of collars, whips, lap 
robes, horse blankets, etc, the specialty being light 
harness and turf goods of the best kind. Mr. Freiberg 
is a native of Schleswig Holsiein, Germany, but is an 
old and highly esteemed resident of this city. He is a 
member of the Masonic order, the Odd Fellows and the 
Knights and Ladies of Honor, and has hosts of firm 
friends among all ranks of society. Mr Techentin was 
also born in Germany, and is well and favorably known 
throughout the community. 


This business was established in 1870 by Mr L W. 
Ott, and from its foundation its progress has been 
steady and prosperous. In \S^^ the present company 
was incorporated with a capital stock of $30,000. Mr. 
W. F. Kuhn, the president, is a member of the Com- 
mercial Club and a native of New York city. Messrs 
F. P. Bailey, vice-president, and A, Kuhn, secretary 
and treasurer, are natives of this city. The large works, 
lumber yards, etc., cover an extent of two and a half 
acres of ground. The dimensions of the main factory 
are 110x80 feet. The upholstery and finishing depart- 
ments are in a three-story substantial brick structure. 
ICOxOO feet in area, while the warehouses also occupy a 
three-story brick buildmg, measuring 100x80 feet. The 
premises contain the latest improved machinery, includ- 
ing a large 125 horse-power engine, fed by three capaci- 
ous boilers. Employment is given to between 300 and 
400 skilled workmen, the capacity of the works being 
1.000 finished lounges per day Every article is made 
under the most careful supervision, of a superior qual- 
ity of various fancy hardwoods, such as mahogany, 
cherry, walnut, ash, etc , but mainly of oak. The goods 
are made in every style and pattern, the variety of 
which is as wide as the possibilities of the industry will 
permit. The greatest taste and excellence in design. 
workmanship and finish are displayed, the durability 
and utility of the goods standing unrivaled in the market 
and distancing competition. All grades are manufac- 
tured, and the most progressive principles are incor- 
porated in the construction of the specialties which are 

covered by many valuable patents. The stock is com- 
plete at all times, and the largest orders are 
promptly shipped to all parts of the country, the house 
having fifteen traveling men on the road. With its 
great resources and facilities the Ott Company can place 
its goods upon the market at exceptionally moderate 


A leading and representative house in its line in In- 
dianapolis is that of Messrs. Baker & Thornton, located 
at 38 South Meridian street, which is a methodical and 
well conducted concern and fills a long felt wafit in the 
manufacture of blank books and the printing of official 
records, etc. The industry was originally established 
at Madison, Ind., in 1875, and in 1881 was removed to 
this city, the firm name at the time being Levy, Baker 
tt Co. In the spring of 1885, the partners separated, 
and the present style was adopted by the branch under 
notice. The original location on Maryland street hav- 
ing proved inadequate to the increasing demands of the 
rapidlv growing business, a removal was effected in De- 
cember, 1892, to the fine, new four-story and basement 
building now occupied which affords every facility and 
convenience. This has been recently compk tely equipped 
with new and improved presses capable of doing the 
best work in the line of job and commercial printing, 
and a new stock of stationery and school goods has 
been put in making this one of the best fitted estab- 
lishments of the kind in the state. A large, varied and 
beautiful stock of imported and domestic stationery, 
fancy goods and novelties and school supplies is carried, 
and blank books of all kinds are manufactured in the 
most serviceable and artistic manner. A specialty is 
made of civil and county and township records, a large 
amount of work being done for the county courts and 
similar official bodies Prices will be found remark- 
ably fair and reasonable, and every effort is made by 
the painstaking proprietors to furnish bis patrons with 
the best goods at the lowest figures. Messrs. Baker & 
Thornton are young and active business men, who are 
honorable and upright in all their dealings. 




tilating our homes 
me of the most im- 
satisfactory results 

nd places of business has bee 

ortant, and one in which the 

ave been achieved during tt 

iiry. A concern which has undoubtedly done more 
other in this city to invent and perfect the 
need and successful means and methods for 



heating and properly ventiUting public and private 
buildings is the firm of Kruse & Dewenter, manufac- 
turers of wrought steel warm air furnaces, and school- 
room ventilating stoves, whose office, warerooms and 
factory are located at 54 South Pennsylvania street. 
The business was established about ten years ago by the 
present firm, and since its inception has developed into 
large proportions. The wrought steel warm air fur- 
naces manufactured by this house are the acme of per- 
fection, and have no superiors in the market for dura- 
bility, economy and efficiency, and have received the 
highest indorsements from customers throughout the 
country. The trade of the house exiends through 
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, and. in 
fact, to all parts of the North, South and West, and six 
travelers are regularly employed on the road. Their 
factory at the above address is thoroughly equipped 
with all the latest tools and appliances, and a large force 
of skilled workmen is employed. The show and sales- 
rooms are admirably adapted for the needs of the busi- 
ness, and are 50xlOU feet in dimensions, and here will 

change in their heating and ventilating apparatus, an in- 
spection of the furnaces and ventilators manufactured 
by this firm would prove verv interesting and profitable. 
The firm represents Tutle & Bailey for the hot air reg- 
isters, ventilators, etc., and make a specialty of heating 
schoolhouses with the dry closet system 


Among the old established and successful houses of 
Indianapolis, one worthy of special mention is that of 
Messrs. Nutz & Grosskopf, successors of J, K. Sbarpe, 
Jr , which is located at 30-:22 West Maryland street, 
and is devoted to the manufacture of boot and shoe 
uppers, and the trade in leather findings and shoe store 
supplies. The business was originally established in 
IblO by J. K Sharpe, Sr.. who gradually developed a 
large and flourishing trade, and finally was succeeded 
by his son in ISBl. On June 1. 1892, the present pro- 
prietors, Messrs. Peter Nutz and Adam Grosskopf pur- 
chased the business, and as they were for several years 
in the employ of Mr. Sharpe, Jr., they have brought to 
bear a wide and valuable experience and exceptional 
qualifications for success. The stock of leather, findings 
and shoe store supplies is of the most varied character, 
embracing everything requisite for the trade. The 
most careful selections are made, and while no poor or 
shoddy goods are to be found here, the prices are re- 
markably reasonable. Messrs Nutz i-t Grosskopf are 

experts in their line, and have an intimate a 

with the requirements of the best class of trade. Th 

are both natives of Germany, who have re 

city for the past ten years, and they deserve 

for the manner in which they are conducting thei 

highly popular establishment. 


The enterprise displayed by the 1 
chants of this city has long been a sou; 
city, and has done rr^uch to advance its 
interests A recently established house 
type is that conducted by Mr. L. G Hough, at 1 
avenue. This business was es- 
tablished in 1892 by Mr Hough, 
who was formerly the manager 
of the Telephone Exchange in 
this city, and before coming to 
this city was in the employ of 
the Western Union Telegraph 
Company at Parkersburgh, W. 

up, and the facilities and conveniences enjoyed for all 
ey purposesof the business are unsurpassed. Ten acres of 
ground are owned and occupied by the company opposite 
the Union Stock Yards.on the line of the Belt LineR. R., 
400 hands are employed besides many teams and wagons 
and 2,000 hogs are slaughtered, cured and packed daily. 
The buildings are all substantial structures, erected ex- 
pressly for the purpose designed and equipped through- 
out with new machinery and all necessary vats, tanks 
and a powerful steam engine. The main building is four 
J high. 300x300 feet in area, built of brick. There 
io store houses, an abattoir, smoke houses, packing 
lion and Postal Telegraph 
th the office and taken altogether the es- 

Mr. Hough 


ge, and the adv 

dious ground fioor and bast 
eacti 25x80 feet in dimei 
giving ample accommodati 
general Etc 
tageous pro 

ness. Mr. Hough handles both 
imported and domestic tobaccos, 
and his business connections are 
broadly distributed throughout 
the tobacco producing sections of this and othe 
tries, consequently he is in a position to offer it 
favorable terras and prices to the trade. He has al- 
ready developed a large and steadily growing trade, and 
is supplying some of the largest cigar manufacturers of 
the city. Mr Hough is a native of Pennsylvania, and 
an enterprising and progressive young gentleman, who 
is highly regarded in both trade and social circles. Mr 
Hough is also interested in the Capital City Business 
College of Indianapolis 


A prominent and leading establishment in this city 
is the Moore Packing Company, pork packers and job- 
bers in pork, beef, smoked meats and lard. The busi- 
ness, although only established Dec, 1. 1893, is steadily 
growing in volume and importance under the able direc- 

The capital st'ock of the company is $250,000. all paid 

tablishment is one of the 
States of its kind. The trade of the house during the 
past six months aggregated hundreds of thousands of 
dollars and a substantial business has been built up in 
all the great commercial centers in this country, and an 
immense quantity of pork, beef, etc., shipped to Europe. 
The company pack pork on an extensive scale and also 
make a specialty of smoked ham, bacon, shoulders, etc., 
and carry a heavy stock of pork, beef and smoked meats, 
lard, casings, etc , and also manufacture fertilizers. 
Only the finest and best meats are handled by the com- 
pany and it can always offer special inducements to the 
trade. The officers of the company are all too intimately 
known in connection with financial and industrial enter- 
prises in Indianapolis to require extended personal re- 
mark. They are Samuel E. Rauh, president; John 
Moore, treasurerand general manager; Geo, W. Hadley, 
secretary, and Henry Schurmann. auditor, Theyareall 
members of the Board of Trade and Commercial Club. 



One of the most popular boot and shoe stores in In- 
dianapolis IS that of Mr Frank E. Brown, located at 
]5fi East Washington street, three doors east of Court 
House This flourishing; enterprise was originally 
founded in 1SS5 by Mr G W Brown, brother of the 

£.n entire main floor. 24x90 feet in area, and these are 
admirably fitted up and most conveniently arranged. 
The assortment embraces fine and medium grade boots, 
shoes, gaiters, slippers and rubber goods for gentle- 
men, youths and boys, and everything that is new, 
fashionable and desirable for ladies, misses and children. 
Mr, Brown purchases his stock of only the most re- 
nowned and reliable manufacturers in the country. He 
is the agent in this city for the widely known \V L, 
Douglas shoes and rarries at all times a complete stock 
of all grades and prices. Every article leaving Mr, 
Brown's store is fully guaranteed to be as represented 
in every respect, Mr, Brown, who is a gentleman of 
pronounced business ability, is a native of the city, and 
is held in the highest esteem by all who know him. 


In noting the many and varied institutions that con- 
tribute to the general sum of industrial and commercial 
activity in Indianapolis, more than passing notice should 
be given to the well known and responsible Noel Bros.' 
Flour and Feed Company, wholesale and retail dealers 


of ho 

feed and Graha 


street. This prosperous business was originally estab- 
lished in 1877 by Messrs. Edmund B. and Wood Noel, 
and on September 1, 1890, the present company was in- 
corporated under the laws of Indiana with a capital of 
$10,000, its executize officers being Mr. Whitmore, of 
Dayton, Ohio, president, and Vance Noel, of this city, 

rooms comprise one floor and a basement, each 20x120 
feet in dimensions. The mill and warehouse is located at 
156 West North street; it is a one-story building. 40x110 
feet in area and has an output of thirty barrels daily. A 
full and first-class stock is constantly carried, including 
the very best brands of family flour. Graham flour, grain 
of all kinds, baled hay, grits, meal feed, oatmeal, cracked 
wheat, farnia, barley, midavene, etc., poultry supplies, 
such as bone meal, shells, egg foods, etc, also Wise's 
Axle Grease in packages of all sizes, the best in the 
world, Pratt's food for horses and cows, etc. The com- 
pany make a special feature of manufacturing hominy, 
which is put in barrels or 100 lb. burlap bags, to suit 
thr- trade. Inducements are offered as regards liberality 
oi terms and prices, which challenge comparison and 
defy successful competition. The telephone call of the 
oltice is 209. and orders receive immediate attention, 
Mr Noel is a native of this city, where he is known as a 
substantial and successful business man, and combines 
experience and ability with wide popularity and solid 


There are few cities in the United States where the art 
of the merchant tailor is carried to higher perfection 
than in Indianapolis, Among the latest candidates for 
public favor and patronage in this important line of 
trade are Messrs Young. Dildine & McMurray. whose 
salesrooms are located at 12 and 14 North Meridian 
street. They have been established in business only 
since February 15 181*3, and have already secured a 
large, fashionable and rapidly increasing patronage. 
The firm is composed of Messrs. A. A. Young, B. B. 
Dildine and W. B. McMurray, all gentlemen of excellent 
taste and judgment, and possessed of practical experi- 
ence and a thorough knowledge of the business in its 
every feature and detail. Mr. Dildine, who is in charge 
of the cutting and fitting department, was formerly in 
the same line of businessin the city of New York. Later 
he became connected with a house in Louisville and was 
ten years with Mr. L. S. Ayers. of this city. The store 
is 20x50 feet in dimensions and is elegantly and taste- 
fully fitted up and appointed. The firm here display a 
large and varied assortment of foreign and domestic 

goods in the piece, including broadcloths, woolens, 
tweeds, suitings, cheviots. Meltons, Kerseys, diagonals, 
serges, worsteds, vestings, trouserings, etc. The firm 
have already gained an enviable reputation for the 
superior and elegant fit of every garment that leaves 
their hands, and as they are painstaking and energetic 
we unreservedly recommend tnem to the attention of 
our readers. Mr. Young represents the Third Ward in 
the City Council. He is also a member of the Columbia 
and Marion Clubs. Mr. McMurray is a Knight of 
Pythias and a Mason. 


Among the many successful and popular mercantile 
houses in Indianapolis, we find in the front rank of the 
trade that of L. A. Wessling. dealer in boots and shoes, 
at 242 East Washington street This business was orig- 
inally inaugurated in 1873 by H. H. Hutchins, who was 
succeeded in 1892 by the present proprietor. The 
premises occupied comprise an eligible ground floor and 
isasement, each 30x90 feet in area The stock embraces 
fine and medium grades of boots, shoes, gaiters, slip- 
Ders and rubber goods for gentlemen, youths and boys, 
and everything that is new and fashionable for ladii 
misses and children, from the strong walking shoe to the 
daintiest of kid slippers. All the goods offered by 
Wessling are the productions of the most celebraled 
manufacturers of the country. Since assuming cc 
of the business Mr. Wessling has largely increase: 
extended the trade, and made his establishment oi 
the most popular on East Washington street. 
Wessling was born in Cumberland, Ind , and h; 
sided in this city since 1889. He is a thoroughg 

commercial circles. 


has become an importan 
orld, and his position 

mber of the 
^es him a 

The optic 

professional standing. The leading optic 
apolis is Mr. Jas, N, Mayhew, whose place of business 
is located at 18 North Meridian street. Mr, Mayhew. 
who is a native of Shelbyville, this state, has had a 
valuable experience as a scientific optician extending 
over a period of twenty-eight years. He founded bis 
present establishment on July 1, 1875. and has secured 
a large, widespread and influential patronage, which 
ranks him first in his calling. He occupies two floors 
and a basement, each being 20x40 feet in dimensions, 
and possesses every facility for the effective handling 
of his steadily increasing trade. The assortment car- 
ried by him embraces full lines of gold, silver and steel 


mounted spectacles and eye glasses, opera glasses, mag- 
nifying glasses, microscopes, thermometers, barometers, 
etc. Every article sold in this responsible establish- 
ment is fnlly warranted, and all work done is guaran- 
teed first-class, while prices are as low as conistent for 
first-class goods. Lenses are ground to order, repairing 
of all kinds is attended to, while a leading specialty is 
made of filling occulists' prescriptions. Mr. Ma\hew 
has gained renown by reason of the scientific and suc- 
cessful manner in which he fits eyes with glasses per- 
fectly adopted to their requirements of vision. He is 
a prominent and responsible citizen, a member of the 
Masonic Order and of the G. A R. 



Mr. Barmm is unquestionably a pharmacist c 
attainments. He studied in the best schools 
country, also in Munich, Erlengen and Leipsig. Ger- 
many, and was graduated from the school in the latter 
city, class I880, with the degree Ph. D. He returned 
to this country and took a course at the State University 
at Champagne, 111. He is a prominent member of the 
Marion County Drug Association, also of the Chicago 
Chemical Society, and the Chemical Society of Berlin, 
Germany, and is Professor of Chemistry in the Indiana 
School for embalming: also Eclectic College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons. Prof. Barmm's pharmacy is 2Ux50 
feet in area and attractively fitted up. He selects his 
stock of drugs and chemicals with unusual care, and 
handles only such pharmaceutical specialties and propri- 
etary preparations of acknowledged merit as medicines. 
The prescription laboratory is under Prof. Barmm's im- 
mediate supervision, and is conducted with that knowl- 
edge and skill his long experience enables him to exer- 
cise. Physicians' prescriptions are compounded at all 
hours carefully and accurately, and two clerks are al- 
ways in attendance. Prof. Barmm is one of our most 
reliable druggists and chemists, and is ofted called on 
to give expert testimony in all the courts of the United 
States, and has a well equipped chemical laboratory, 
where any kind of chemical analysis can be done. 


The leading legitimate function of a pharmacy being 
the compounding of physicians' prescriptions and family 
recipes, this branch of the business is conducted with 
that care and skill commensurate with its importance by 
Wm. H. Stocker. M. D.. whose popular establishment is 
at 500 East Washington street, and was founded by him 
some eight years ago. It is 25x80 feet in dimensions and 

presents a most pleasing and attractive appearance. Dr. 
Stocker has in stock a choice selection of pure drugs and 
chemicals, proprietary preparations, family medicines, 
toiletarticles. perfumery, soaps, brushes, combs, sponges, 
surgical appliances, fancy goods, imported and domestic 
wines, liquors and mineral waters, cigars, trusses, sup- 
porters, rubber goods, surgeons' and physicians' sup- 
devoted to compounding physicians' prescriptions and 
family recipes, this department being open at all hours. 
Mr. Stocker was born in Windsor. Vt,, and is a graduate 
of Burlington University. He is a member of the State 
Pharmaceutical and of Marion County Drug Association 
and was twice secretary of the latter. He is also a 
prominent Knight of Pythias and a popular and de- 
servedly successful young professional man. 


Among the Indianapolis printing houses that are noted 
for executing fine work a prominent position must be 
given that of Mr. Frank H. Smith, who also manufac- 
tures blank books and carries a full line of stationery. 
The premises occupied at 22 North Penn street, ground 
floor and basement, are 25x150 feet in area and every- 
thing requisite is provided for turning out work in a 
superior manner and experienced hands only are em- 
ployed. Priming in all branches is executed from a 
poster to the finest wedding and visiting cards, a specialty 
being made of fine commercial work, which is gotten out 
in the highest style of the art. Blank books of all kinds 
and sizes are also manufactured to order and in the 
salesroom a fine display is made of stationery, blank 
books and oflice supplies. Mr. Smith is an experienced 
practical printer, well known in this city and a promi- 
nent member of the Columbia Club. 


This business was established nine years ago by 
[essrs, John and Michael Cruse, each of whom brings 
) bear upon its every department vast practical experi- 
ice. the firm possessing perfected facilities and wide- 
The works occupy a two-story 
mensions, at 284 South 
Tennessee street. The various departments are fully 
equipped with the latest improved tools, machinery and 
appliances known to the trade. From eight to ten 
skilled workmen areemployed, the proprietors exercising 
close personal supervision over the work. The range of 
the latter embraces the manufacture to order on short 
notice, boilers, tanks and all kinds of sheet iron work, as 

frame building, 20x100 feet i 

well as general repairing. Messrs Cruse Brothers tuiu 
out work that is unrivaled for quality of materials, 
finish and workmanship at prices lower than the lowest. 
The telephone call of the office is 1776, and orders are 
promptly attended to. Both partners are natives of Ire- 
land, and have resided in Indianapolis. Mr. John Cruse 
since 1864 and Mr. Michael Cruse since 1876. 

E. E. REESE. D. D. S. 

Twelve years ago. Dr. Reese opened an ofiice in Mas- 
silon, Ohio, and five years ago he removed to this city 
in order that he might have a wider field of operations. 
His offices are located at 24>i East Ohio street are 
thoroughly equipped with all the latest appliances known 
to the dental profession. Dr. Reese was born in Mas- 
silon, Ohio, and graduated at the Indiana Dental Col- 
lege, where for three years he held the chair of mechan- 
ical dentistry, and from April 1, 1893 to April 1, 1893 
the chair of clinics. Dr. Reese since his advent to this 
city has established an enviable reputation in his pro- 
fession, and is regarded as one of the most skillful sur- 
geon dentists in this part of the country, and has in 
consequence drawn to himself a large and influential 
patronage, derived from the leading circles of our best 
society. He is a prominent and respected member of 
the Masonic fraternity as well as the I. O. O. F,. and is 
universally respected and held in high esteem by a wide 
circle of friends and patrons. 


Among those well known in the jewelry trade in this 
city, it is safe to say that none have a higher reputation 
as a reliable dealer than Mr. S. D. Crane. He is a thor- 
oughly practical watchmaker and jeweler, and embarked 
in business in 1874 on Virginia avenue, and six years 
later removed to his present location. 78 East Washing- 
ton street, where he occupies half of a handsomely fitted 
up store, 25x190 feet in area. The assortment embraces 
rich, elegant jewelry, in the newest styles. American 
and European watches from the best and most reliable 
makers, in plain and ornamental gold and silver cases, 
solid silver and plated ware, diamonds, gems, clocks, 
bronzes, etc. Special attention is given to fine watch, 
clock and jewelry repairing, and in all departments fair 
and equitable prices prevail. Mr. Crane was born in 
this city forty years ago, has always resided here, and is 
highly esteemed as a business man and citizen. 



The leading and oldest house in the 
enry Sye, 
The bus 


and 34 South Delaware street. The business was founded 
in 1872 by Mr. Henry Syerup, who soon after took his 
son Charles in partnership. In 1887 Mr. Sverup died, 
and soon after Mr. Charles Syerup was joined by his 
brother Henry C. Syerup, and in connection with the 
estate the business has since been continued under the 
present name. The premises consist of a three-story 
and basement structure of brick, 42x64 feet in dimen- 
sions. The house handles and deals in and ships all 
kinds foreign and domestic fruits, oranges, lemons, 
bananas, cocoanuts, etc., also apples, peaches, pears, 
berries, melons, etc., when in season, also vegetables 
of every variety, creamery and dairy products, eggs 
and all kinds country produce. Consignments are con- 
stantly arriving, and the stock is kept up to the highest 
standard of excellence, and recommends its own su- 
perior merits to the favor and confidence of buyers. A 
specialty is made of handling early southern fruits and 
vegetables, the house receiving large consignments. The 
trade comes from all the surrounding cities and towns 
in this and adjoining states. Messrs. 'Charles and Henry 
Syerup were both born in this city, and are well and 
prominently known in financial and commercial circles, 
and have always sustained a high reputation for integ- 
rity and probity. Among the references of the house 
are the Indiana National Bank of this city and Brad- 


A time-honored and widely known Indianapolis busi- 
ness house is the stanch and substantial concern of Mr. 
W. P. Maine, dealer in general hardware, mechanics' 
tools, cutlery, wood,slateand iron mantels, stoves. ranges, 
furnaces, refrigerators, kitchen furnishing goods, etc , at 
61-63 West Washington street, which for over forty 
years has maintained a prominent place in mercantile 
circles. The house was founded in 1850 by R L. and 
A. W. McOuat.Mr. Maine becoming proprietor in 1888. 
The business operations were for many years confined 
to the handling of stoves and sheet-metal work, but on 
assuming its control Mr. Maine added the other depart- 
ments, and has greatly enlarged the scope of the trade. 
The business premises comprise four floors and a base- 
ment, each being 50x100 feet in dimensions. The sales- 
rooms are fitted up with large plate glass front, and are 
neatly appointed and well ordered, while the workshop 
is well equipped with all necessary machines, tools and 
appliances. Some twenty skilled hands here find em- 

ployment, Mr. Maine personally superintending every 
department. An immense stock is constantly carried, 
comprising builders' and house hardware of all kinds, 
the best and most popular mantes of stoves, ranges, 
heaters, furnaces, etc., table and pocket cutlery, tools, 
kitchen furnishing goods, tin, iron, and copper ware, 
wooden and willow ware, refrigerators, etc. Special at- 
tention is given to roofing, guttering, spouting, and gen- 
eral jobbing and repairing; also the putting in of wood, 
slate and iron mantels. Among the buddings which 
Mr. Maine has lately equipped with tile mantels and 
floors are the State National Bank, the Grand Hotel, 
the new Jail and Marrott Building. Orders and com- 
missions receive prompt attention, the telephone call of 
the oflice being 173. Mr. Maine was born in New York, 
and was formerly engaged in business in that city. He 
is a prominent member of the Commercial Club. 


Among the most enterprising houses in this commu- 
nity is that of Mr. Henry Russe, dealer in grain, seeds, 
flour and feed, located at 23 and 25 North Tennessee 
street This business was inaugurated in 1889 by th • 
present proprietor, and from the start the house receivfd 
a liberal patronage, which has ever since been on the 
increase. The premises occupied comprise a three story 
brick building, the main and second floors being utilized 
by this firm, 8.5x100 feet, fully equipped with every fa- 
cility. Mr. Russe handles large quantities of grain, all 
the best brands of family flour, and every description 
of animal provender, on his own account, and is pre- 
pared to fill orders of any magnitude. He makes a 
specialty of farm and garden seeds, and carries a most 
carefully selected stock from the most reliable producers 
in the country. Mr. Russe is a native of Germany, and 
has resided in this city smce 1873. He is an active 
member of the Board of Trade, holds the position of 
School Commissioner, and is popular with all those 
with whom he has dealings. Telephone 340. 


Among the reliable and popular clothing establish- 

Eagle, centrally located at 72 West Washington street. 
This business had its origin away back in the fifties and 
amidst all the changes and vicissitudes of commercial 
life has prospered and increased, until to-day it is one of 
the best known and most stable houses in our city. The 
location is one of the best in the city, on the leading re- 

tail trade ihoioughfare and in the very heart of the re- 
tail center. The premises consist of the main floor and 
basement, fronting twenty feet on Washington street 
and extending in depth about one hundred and fifty 
feet. They are handsomely appointed, ample in size, 
and well adapted to the needs of the business. Here will 

fine grades of men's, youths', boys' and children's cloth- 
ing, made up in the latest styles and embodying the most 
skilled class of workmanship A large and complete 
line of gents' furnishing goods is also handled, embracing 
all the latest styles and novelties, such as shirts, collars, 
cuffs, neckwear, hosiery, gloves, handkerchiefs and all 
grades of underwear. Being the recipients of a large 
and select patronage and buying in large quantities direct 
from the producers, they are enabled to offer the best 
inducements to careful and prudent buyers. An able 
and gentlemanly corps of salesmen will always be found 
in attendance and the wants of customers receive 
prompt and courteous attention. 


One of the successful, enterprising business men in 
this city is Mr. A. Borinstein, who is conducting large 
operations as a wholesale dealer in scrap metals, rags, 
etc. The premises utilized for the purposes of the bus- 
iness extend along South East street, and are numbered 
from 109 to 115. They comprise a large yard and am- 
ple sheds having dimensions of 160x200 feet. Mr Bor- 
instein receives his supplies of cotton and woolen rags, 
rubber, scrap iron, steel and metal in car lots from this 
and all the surrounding states, which, after being sorted, 
are baled and packed and sold to the iron foundries and 
paper mills. He employs a large force of hands. Mr. 
Borinstein stands high in business circles in this city, 
and is a prominent member of the Commercial Club, 
the Chosen Friends, and is an active Freemason 


One of the most popular and successful retail firns 
engaged in the provision business is that of Messrs. 
Rahke & Beck, proprietors of the Central Meat Market, 
who occupy stall 74 in the East Market, and a branch 
store at 187 East Washington street. Both partners are 
of German descent, and natives of this state, who have 
resided in this city for many years. Having a thorough 
knowledge and practical experience in all branches of 
the trade, they inaugurated this enterprise on their own 
account in 1883 The premises utilized for the business 
are of ample dimensions and commodious, fitted up in 
a very attractive manner, and are models of neatness 


and cleanliness. Every facility is at hand for the suc- 
cessful conduci of the business, which involves the daily 
handling of great quantities of meat which in freshness 
and quality are unexcelled by those of any similar con- 
cern in the city. Having all the latest improved methods 
for dry and cold storage for their beautiful preservation, 
Messrs. Rahke & Beck are prepared to furnish patrons 
with the choicest and most wholesome meats during 
all seasons of the year, and at lowest ruling market 
prices. Orders are promptly and carefully filled and 
delivered free of charge. In addition to a large per- 
manent family trade, Messrs. Rahke & Beck supply 
all the leading hotels and restaurants in the city. They 
are widely known as reliable and popular butchers. 
Telephone call 568. 


One of the oldest industrial establishments in Indian- 
apolis is that of C. E. Geisendorff & Co., wool dealers 
and manufacturers of woolen textile fabrics, located at 
402-408 West Washington street. The premises utilized 
for the purposes of the business are 70x205 feet in area, 
and the factory building is a substantial four-story 
structure, equipped throughout with special machinery 
and tour sets of machines operated by steam power. 
Fifty skilled hands are employed in the different de- 
partments, and on an average 8,000 yards of textile 
fabrics are produced weekly, comprising blankets. 
Scotch novelty suitings, and the celebrated German 
fleece-lined flannel and skirting; also stocking yarns, 
etc- The trade is widely diffused throughout the United 
States, and to meet the demands of the trade branch 
houses have been established in New York, Chicago and 
St. Louis. Mr. C. E, Geisendorff, who has resided in 
this city many years, has retired from active business 
life, and the management of the establishment devolves 
upon Mr. Thalman. who was born in Indiana of Swiss 
parents, and has resided in Indianapolis since 1846. 

advantage of the city. He negotiates loans, buys, sells 
and exchanges property, making a specialty of city and 
suburban residential property, farms, etc., also does a 
large rental business, cares for property of non-resident 
owners, managing estates with economy and fidelity and 
in point of fact, all the many relations which the care- 
ful real estate dealer holds to the public and to his cli- 
ents are ably maintained by Mr. Plummer, and his 
judgment and experience may be relied upon implicitly 
in all cases. He is also agent for the Fireman's Fund 
Insurance Company. Neatly furnished offices are oc- 
cupied in the basement of the Baldwin Block. 93 and 95 
East Market streeet, provided with telephone service 
(No. 975), and every convenience and facility is at hand 
for the execution of orders at lowest prices. Mr. Plum- 
mar was born in Cincinnati. Ohio, but has resided here 
nearly a quarter of a century, and is a member of the 
G. A. R . K. of P.. and the B. of L. E. He is an old 
locomotive engineer and ran the first locomotive over 
the Indiana and Kentucky bridge at Louisville. 


In this city among those actively engaged manufac- 
turing and dealing in electrical supplies is the P. P. 
Electric Repair Company, whose office and workshop, 
aOx40 feet in area, is on the second floor of the building 
88 East Georgia street. The business was founded by 

f Mr. Samuel P. Faugh, the 

sole proprietor, who has 
had a long, valuable ex- 
fe, 7 ^ !i5x per.ence as an electrician 

11 r'^'^^ir;^-^ with the best companies 
CSZ^^^^^m^^J '"the West. Hisestab- 
'^'*^35« ^ hshment is admirably 

is prepared to 
:pair any type 


This gentleman brings to bear an ■ 
care and handling of real estate whicl 
to the attention of those requiring his * 
due to his business sagacity and shrev 
large iracts of land have been broucht 
to the benefit of hundreds of bomeseekers and ihe grea 

erience in the 

jmmends him 
ices, and it is 
!5S that many 

chinery is done nvUI 
hands '\?rPaugh' 

pairing of electrical ma- 
and dispatch. He also 
experimental work, and 

ing purposes. This motor is the only one ever invented 
that can be so used, and is attracting considerable at- 
tention. It can be utilized for running light machinery, 
and is so constructed that in a few minutes it can be 
converted into a dynamo for electric lighting in incan- 
descent lamps. Mr. Paugh is widely known as an ex- 
pert electrician, and during the time he has been en- 
gaged in business on bis own account, dating from Jan 
1.5, 1892, he has secured a first-class substantial trade 
Among others, Mr. Paugh has furnished motors for the 
Ingil Printing Company. 16 North Delaware street, 
Bradford Printing Company, 92 Market street and Klein 
& Schmidt, 192 Massachusetts avenue 


The art of glass staining is now no longer confined to 
European countries and within the past decade has 
reached the highest state of perfection in the United 
Slates. A well known representative of the art in this 
city is Mr. John Black, proprietor of the Indianapolis 
Art Stained Glass Works, at 1.59 Massachusetts avenue. 
Mr. Black has devoted many years to perfecting himself 
in this business, and for four years was manager at the 
Cleveland Art Glass Company. He came 

abarked in bus; 

this city in 
1 bis own account. The 
60x90 feet, and are 
for the carrying on of 
:es in the works besides 
, and the daily capacity 

arranged and perfectly fiti 
the trade. There are twt 
grinding and beveling m; 

is 300 square feet. Scriptural pieces, rose windows 
are a specialty, also art stained glass for use in private 
residences and public buildings, emblems, monograms, 
medallions, etc., and bevel plate glass to oj-der in the 
highest style of the art. A few among the churches and 
residences he has furnished art stained glass in this city 
and vicinity are the Soldiers Orphans' Home at Knights- 
town, Ind ; memorial windows for the First and the 
Seventh Presbyterian churches of this city ; German Re- 
form Church, Lima, Ohio; also several churches at 
Logansport and Marion, Ind., and the Grand Hotel and 
Dennison House in this city. He controls a large trade 
with wholesale glass dealers. A native of Glasgo%v. 
Scotland, where he learned the art of glass staining. Mr 
Black, during his residence in this city has always been 
recognized as a leader in his line of business He is a 
prominent member of the Oriental League, Mr Black 
fills manv orders from all parts of the states of Indiana, 
Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. 


ign. The premises utilized comprise tv 
rst contains the office and salesroom, and the upper i; 
evoted to manufa turing purposes. An extensive busi 
ess is carried on through Texas, Iowa, Missouri. Illi 
ois, Michigan. Pennsylvania. Ohio and Kentucky 
Ir Pattison was born near Rushville. Ind.. and ii 
'idely and popularly known in this city. He is at 
ctive member of the Odd Fellows, 


Df the 

tablishments in this city is that of Mr. Charles Maguire. 
known as the " Granger Store," at 174 and 176 West 
Washington street. The store was established in 1880 
by Mr. Maguire. and from its inception has always been 
popular and received a liberal patronage from an appre- 
ciative public. Mr. Maguire is a business man of en- 
ergy and enterprise, and has brought togethe in his 
establishment a splendid assortment of goods embrac 
ing a wide range of textile fabrics, including everything 
in the lineof staple ar.dfan-y dry goods, dress materiak 

glass show 
of busy activity. Twenty 
ladies and gentl 
of the business, and the pat- 
ronage, now already large, 
is steadily growing in vol- 
ume and importance. 
The goods in this house 
are unquestionably well 
selected and embody all 
able in a stock of this 
character. Fresh invoices 
are constantly being re- 
ceived, and the new styles 
and fashions are displayed 
s introduced in 
the great 
special feature is made 
and in this department 

bich, by the enterprise, energy and ability 
of its management, has been placed in the front rank of 
the trade in Indianapolis is that of Messrs, John Steven- 
son & Co., dealers in dry goods and notions, at 37 East 
Washington street. This is a very old and prominent 
business establishment, these premises having been 
headquarters for the retail dry goods trade for close on 
to a quarter century. In 1887 Messrs. Stevenson & 
Johnston became the proprietors, and continued the 
business with marked success until ISUl, when Mr. 
Stevenson purchased his partner's interest. Mr. Ste- 
venson is a native of Scotland, having first seen the 
light of day at Irvine, Ayrshire, the birthplace of the 
poet Burns, Coming to this country, he became con- 
nected with the great wholesale dry goods house of 
Mills & Gibb of New York, for whom he traveled sev- 
enteen years. The experience he thus acquired, as well 
as the perfect knowledge of the trade in all its branches, 
are the secret of the success he has since achieved. The 

four floors and ; 

storage of reserve stock. The latter includes the 
choicest fabrics from both continents, silks, satins, vel- 
vets, dress fabrics in all the new shades, patterns and 
textures, hosiery, underwear, flannels, white goods, no- 
tions, etc., in vast variety. Popular prices prevail, and 
customers are waited upon promptly and with the ut- 
most courtesy. Mr. Stevenson s enterprise and energy 
are proverbial, and his methods, resources and facilities 
insure to bim a continuance of his prosperous career. 
He has been a resident of Indianapolis since 1873. 


This business was established in 1862 by its present 
proprietor, who to-day is the recipient of a large and 
influential trade, derived from the very best families in 
the city. The premises utilized at 4 West Washington 
street comprise a ground floor, 30x120 feet in area, and 
all departments of this reliable house contain only first- 
class goods, no inferior goods being allowed to be placed 
in stock. The large and varied assortment embraces 
ladies' and children's underwear, corsets, hos ery, 
gloves, handkerchiefs, silk umbrellas and parasols, rib- 
bons, embroideries, real and imitation laces, buttons, 
dress trimmings, braids, bindings, notions, silk, cotton, 
yarns, zephyrs, Germantown wool, fine knit garments, 
embroidery materials, etc., also a stamping depart- 
ment with an endless variety of patterns, and all work 

t attend; 


; salei 

Haerle was born 
;d in this city since 1857. 
man, upright and correct in 
ing of the splendid patron- 

R. R. SHIEL & »CO. 

The firm of R. R. Shiel & Co . live stock purchasing 
agents, located in the Exchange Building, Union Stock 

of business in Indianapolis, The b' sine; 
lished in 1884 by the present proprietors, N 
Shiel and R. R. Reeves, and since that tin 
to large proportions. The firm purchase c 
Eastern markets, purchasing annually to the enormous 
amount of between three and four millions of dollars 
They handle mostly hogs and cattle, and are every- 
where recognized as expert buyers, whose judgment can 

as estab- 
rs. R. R. 

and thii 

ely fitted up, the upper floors beii 


;of ; 



R R. 






Trade and the Commercial 
Club, as well as prominent in Republican circles He 
was elected a presidential delegate to the Minneapolis 
convention in 1892, and was the Republican candidate 
for county treasurer during the same year. His part- 
ner. Mr. R. R, Reeves, is also a native of Indiana, and 
prominent in financial and commercial circles, and both 
gentlemen are highly esteemed throughout the business 

) as 1853 by 
of Staub & 


This business was established as lo 
his father, Mr. Joseph Staub. with w 
partner in 1883 under the name and 
Son, and Jan. 1. 18»3, he succeeded to the busine 
The handsome store occupied at 2 Odd Fellows Hall 
1 area. It is fitted up with plate gl; 
me fixtures and the floor is tiled. An i 
been carefully 

110 feet i 


lected, and is in such variety that n 
most fastidious or critical need ha 
selecting just what they want. Mr. Staub's experience 
as a merchant tailor extends over many years. He was 
brought up to the business under the careful tuition of 
his father, and is well versed in all the detads pertain- 
ing to it. He is careful and exact as a cutter, and gives 
bis personal supervision to the making of every gar- 


ad Illinois. A large first-class 
cept in stock, all orders from the trade being at- 
to in the most prompt and trustworthy manner 
awney is a prominent and responsible business 
vhose marked success is the just reward of his 




sident of Indiana for the past fifteen years 
In 1883 he founded this business and was for nine years 
kicated at 217 East Washington street. In 1892 the 
continued development of his trade rendered a change of 
location desirable and he consequently removed to his 
present stand, 2-5.'i East Washington street. Here he 
occupies the ground floor of a building 20x100 feet in 
dimensions. The factory and salesroom are spacious 
and well equipped, ample and complete facilities being 
at hand, while several expert candy makers and two 
salesmen are employed, while the range of production 
embraces everything in sweet-meats, bonbons, confec- 
tions, etc , chocolates and cream candy being a leading 
specialty. The trade covers all sections of Indiana, 



of the 

;ity • 

and reliable bouse of Paul Sherman & 
ufacturers of and dealers in harness and horse 
furnishing goods, eligibly located at 28 Indiana avenue. 
This business was established in 1870 by Mr. Sherman, 
who has developed a very large and substantial trade- 
He occupies a commodious and neatly appointed store 
with workshop attached. The latter is equipped with 
all necessary tools and appliances for turning out A 1 
work, and employment is furnished a sufficient force of 
workmen. His store contains a full and complete ass rt- 
ment of light and heavy, single and double wagon, truck, 
coach, carriage, buggy and truck harness, saddles and 
bridles of his own superior production, which in style, 
finish, quality of materials and conscientious workman- 
ship are unsurpassed by those of any rival concern in 
the city. The stock also embraces a fine line of whips, 
halters, robes, blankets, fly nets, hoods, housings. combs, 
brushes, interfering boots, in short, everything in the 
line of horse furnishing goods A specialty is the manu- 
facture of fine harness to order. Prompt attention is 
given to repairing and prices are very reasonable. Mr. 
Sherman is a native of Erie County, N. Y . and has 
resided in Indianapolis since 1848 He is a prominent 
member of Knights of Pythias and I OOF, 


.\ house with a widespread reputation is that of the 
C F, Adams Company, dealers in rugs, clocks, wringers, 
etc , whose salesrooms are located at 93 North Illinois 
street. This business was established in 1871 by Mr. C. 
F. Adams and incorporated in 1891 with a capital stock 
of $1,000,000. The headquarters of the company are at 
Erie. Pa., and the Indianapolis house is one of the many 
branches located in the large cities throughout the United 
States, The premises occupied here by the company are 
a spacious store and basement, each 20x110 feet in area. 
The stock embraces a general line of house furnishings, 
rugs, clocks, lamps, silverware, lace and chenille cur- 
tains and covers, chairs, fancy rockers, pictures, albums, 
family bibles, bed springs, etc The company are agents 
for the celebrated Atlantic Wringers, and carry an im- 

mense stock at all times Thirty clerks are employed in 
the house. The experience and advantages possessed by 
the company enable them to sell goods on easy weekly 
or monthly payments at as low prices as those charged 
for cash elsewhere. The business of the house in this 
city is under the able management of Mr E, E. Wiley, 
a native of this city and a gentleman well known for his 
integrity and correct business methods. 



flourishing business was established in 1883 by 

its present p 
1872. The 
106 feet in d 

iided in this 

led comprise a building 20x 
160 Virginia avenue. Flour 
from the best known mills is handled in very large 
quantities, also corn meal, corn, oats, bran and mid- 
dlings in all of which lines an extensive trade is done 
Pressed baled hay. straw, etc., are also carried, and 
livery men and others will find it to their advantage to 
place their orders with Mr. Tomlinson He is his own 
buyer, and his stock is always of the freshest and most 
desirable quality. All orders receive immediate atten- 
tion, and are delivered promptly in any part of the city 
free of charge. Mr. Tomlinson is a leading citizen, and 
deservedly esteemed by all who have the honor of his 


This company, although only organized about a year, 
has from the outset been very successful and a large 
flourishing trade rewarded the ably directed efforts of 
Mr. J. A. Johnson, the president, and Mr. W. D. Wilson, 
secretary-treasurer, who control it. The premises occu- 
pied are well adapted for all purposes of the business and 
a force of skilled hands are kept constantly employed The 
company manufacture fine grille and fret work and other 
house decorations in every conceivable style. During 
the time the company has been established many orders 
have been filled and many of the residences of the lead- 
ing citizens have been artistically decorated in a hand- 
some, attractive style and in every instance the best 
satisfaction has been expressed both as to design and 
price Mr. Johnson is a native of Alexandria. Ky.. and 
Mr Wilson of Winchester, 111, The former has resided 
in Indianapolis twenty-eight and the latter twenty years. 
They are both practical mechanics of skill and ability 
and members of the Knights of Pythias Mr. Wilson 
also belongs to the Knights of Honor, Orders left at 71 
West Maryland street or 83 Fletcher avenue will receive 
prompt attention. 




A leading and popular tailor of Indianapolis is Mr. 
Joseph F. Kunz. whose handsome and neatly appointed 
business premises are located at 414 South Meridian 
street. This gentleman has a professional reputation 
which is not confined by the limits of the city. Mr. 
Kunz was born in Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 2;^, 186^, and re- 
moved to this city with his parents the following year. 
He has been connected with some of the leading fash- 
ionable tailoring establishments here. Among others 
with that of Mr. J, Hunle, where for eleven years he 
filled the responsible position as cutter. He started in 
business for himself in March, 18^7, and at once took a 
prominent place in the trade. With Mr. Kunz, tailor- 
ing is more than a trade, it is an art. and no careless work 
was ever sent out by him. Special pains are always 
taken, even in the smallest details, and as only the most 
skilled workmen are employed, Mr. Kunz can always 
guarantee perfect satisfaction. He displays fine taste 
and excellent judgment in selecting his stock, and his 
prices are extremely moderate. Special attention is 
given to mail orders, and the patronage is first-class and 
widespread. Mr, Kunz will be found careful and accu- 
rate, and a pleasant gentleman with whom to have 


Considering the comparatively short time he has been 
established in business, Mr. S Anderson, the well 
known dealer in groceries and fresh meats at 97 Maple 
street, has built up a trade of very substantial propor- 
tions. Conducting his house on sound business princi- 
ples, and being thoroughly responsible in his dealings, 
success has attended his well directed efforts. Mr. 
Anderson established this business in 1891. The premi- 
ses utilized by him comprise the ground floor and base- 
ment of a building having a frontage of 18 feet by a 
depth of 45. The front part of these are utilized as a 
grocery store, while a well equipped meat market is in 
the rear. Everything is kept scrupulously neat and 
clean and the store presents an attractive and inviting 
appearance. A heavy and carefully selected stock is 
carried, the assortment comprising full lines of the 
choicest fancy and staple groceries, fresh, salt and 
smoked meats, provisions, farm, orchard, garden and 
dairy produce, bakers' and laundry supplies, etc, A 
specialty is made of early vegetables, and lowest market 
prices prevail. Mr. Anderson was born in Ireland, 
and has been in this country since 1873 He is a man 
of push and judicious enterprise, and thoroughly con- 


One of the most popular among the representative 
grocery establishments and meat markets in this section 
of the city is that of Mrs. B. Gill, located at 302 West 
South street. Mrs Gill, who was born in Ireland, has 
resided in Indianapolis for the past twenty-seven years. 
In 1873 she established her present business, and has 
built up a large, permanent trade. Her experience has 
been a valuable one, and she is enabled to supply de- 
mands and fill orders in a manner that cannot be other- 

x40 feet in dimensions, is a mode! of neatness and clean- 
Imess, and the finest and best goods are kept on sale at 
reasonable prices, and orders are delivered in any part 
of the city free of extracharge. In the assortment there 
are the finest China. Japan and India teas, coffees, 
spices, sugars, family flour and prepared cereals, canned 
and bottled goods, table delicacies, fruits, vegetables, 
garden and dairy products, etc., also prime fresh, salt 
and smoked meats and provisions. New goods are con- 
stantly being received and business is always brisk and 
flourishing. Mrs. Gill is possessed of excellent business 
ability and her house is steadily growing in importance 
under her enterprising management. 


One of the best known industrial establishments in 
North Indianapolis is that of the Wood Ornament Com- 
pany, which has been doing a large prosperous business 
since May, 1893, Messrs, C. Kleifgen and J. M. Mills, 
the owners and proprietors are both practical men, and 
have established a fine trade in this and other cities 
throughout the section. A building 25x93 feet in di- 
mensions is occupied, and the equipment of wood work- 
ing machinery and appliances is perfect and complete. 
A twenty horse-power steam engine drives the machinery, 
and skilled workmen are employed. The company 
manufacture a general line of wood ornaments for 
furniture manufacturers, and for interior decorative 
work and other purposes, and are constantly mtroduc- 
ing new styles and designs. Their facilities are such 
that orders of any magnitude can be filled promptly 
and the best satisfaction guaranteed and given Mr. 
Kleifgen is a German by birth. He has resided in In- 
dianapolis fourteen years, and is an acti%'e, progressive 
business man. For a period of five years he was fore- 
man for the Krause-Kramer Manufacturing Company. 
Mr. Mills was born and raised in Indianapolis, and was 
for a time in the employ of Prunson S: Co,, wood 
workers and box makers. He is an active member of 
the I, O, O F. 


A leading headquarters for goods of almost every 
kind in Indianapolis is the popular establishment now 
conduct3d under the name and style of Wm. Busch- 
mann &-Co', at the corner Fort Wayne avenue and St. 
Mary's street. The business was established in 1873 
by Mr.Wm, Buschmann. In 1890 he retired from active 
business and was succeeded by his son Mr. F. Busch- 
mann, and nephew, Aug. Buschmann, who now have 
one of tbe largest and finest stores in the city. In di- 
mensions it is 80x110 feet. The business is both whole- 
sale and retail in character, embracing a complete line 
of staple and fancy groceries, including the finest teas, 
coffees, pure spices, table delicacies, fresh, salt and 
smoked meats, queensware. glassware, hardware, me- 
chanics' and farmers' tools, shelf and house-keeping 
goods, dry goods, notions, dress fabrics, boots, shoes, 
rubbers, etc. The store is equipped with a cash carrier. 
Fourteen clerks are employed and delivery teams are in 
active service, Messrs, W. F. and Aug, Buschmann 
are live, energetic business men, who are numbered 
among the popular young merchants of this city. The 
former was born in Indianapolis, and the latter In 
Germany, and came here twenty-two years ago. 


One of the important contributors to the industrial 
activity of Indianapolis is the house of Mr, H. A, Wright 
manufacturer of mince meat, doughnuts, cakes and pies, 
whose factory is located at 76 and 78 West New York 
street. This enterprise was inaugurated by Mr. Wright 
iu 1883, and the house is the recognized representative 
of the trade in the state. The rapid and continuous 
growth of the business is attested by the fact that while 
the output of mince meat in 1882 was 4,700 pounds, in 
1891 was twenty-three tons, in 1893 it had grown to 
thirty-two tons. Mr. Wright occupies a ground floor, 
30x80 feet in dimensions, arranged expressly for the 
prosecution of his business, while a fine supply of ma- 
chinery and appliances suited to the industry are in 
operation The factory is a model of neatness and 
cleanliness, and is the only one in the world that invites 
public inspection. A competent number of skilled 
hands are constantly employed, while two teams are in 
service delivering goods. Mr. Wright has built up a 
splendid reputation for his goods, which command a 
decided preference wherever introduced. Mr. Wright 
guarantees the prompt fulfillment of all orders, the tel- 
phone call of the office being 1301. His goods are sold 
at prices which defy competition. He is a native of 
Massachusetts, and a resident of Indianapolis since 



A marked improvement is nc 



closed, and the old-tin: 
should reserve all the 
the delectation of his c 
In connection with th 
make reference to a h( 


n which private grounds are in- 
me selfish idea that the owner 
beauties of nature in bloom for 
own eye alone has disappeared. 
2marks, we here desire to 
whose handsome prcd cts 
bring ahout this desirable 

result We m-an that of Messrs Kliis V Helfenberger. 
proprietors of the Enterprise Foundry and Fence Com- 
pany of this city This busin. ss was founded in la^S 
by the present proprietors, who have since achieved a 
notable success, building up a large and widespread 
trade, as is well born out by the fact that during 1893. 
in fencing alone they turned out over $6O,0UL) worth of 
fencing. The company manufacture standard, farm 
and cemetery, perfect steel picket lawn, champion steel 
ribbon lawn, and wrought iron picket fences, also grat- 
ing, cresting, railing, hitch posts, shutters guards, 
arches and architectural iron and steel works of all 
kinds. The offices and foundry owned by the company, 
located at lfi3 to 168 South Mississippi street, were built 
for the manufacture of foundry and fence work are per- 
fectly equipped in all departments, and afford employ- 
ment to thirty skilled hands. Four traveling salesmen 
are on the road, and agencies have been opened in all 
principal cities of the Union, Mr Ellis is a native of 
Ohio, and is a prominent member of the Commercial 
Club. Mr, Helfenberger was born in this state. 


In reviewing the many and varied industries of the 
:ity of Indianapolis, we feel that a work of this kind 

,be many genuine caterers to the wants of business men. 

Such is the establishment of Mr. Otto Schmidt, situated 
at 367 South Delaware street. This business was founded 
in 1883 by Mr. John Buehler. the present proprietor 
acquiring control in 1889. The stock kept by this 
gentleman is selected with a view to meet the most 
fastidious tastes, and nothing is kept in his line other 
than the very choicest brands of whiskies, brandies and 
important liquors and wines to be found in the city. 
The beer of C, F Schmidt, as well as that of the In- 
dianapolis Brewing Company, are always on draught, 
and lunches are served to order. In connection with 
this very superior bar there is an excellent cigar stand 
where may be found at all times the choicest brands of 
imported and domestic cigars, and such favorites are 
his stock that many of his customers will not have any- 
thing unless it comes from his establishment. Mr. 
Schmidt is a genial, whole souled gentlemin.and is highly 
regarded by all He has on the third floor of his build- 
ing a large and well ventilated hall for the useof dances, 

Among the 


ly successful industrial establishments 
of Indianapolis, we find that of Mr. F. M. Rottler, 
manufacturerof and dealer in fine harness and turf goods, 
located at 18 North Delaware street. This business 
was established in 1876 by Mr. J. L. Bieler. who was suc- 
ceeded in 1879 by the present proprietor. Mr. Rottler is a 

thoroughly practical 


eds of the 

very detail of this useful indu 

since its inauguration has been at its present location, 
the premises having an area of 23x80 feet, and contains 
a stock that includes a full line of harness and horse 
furnishing goods of all kinds, specialties being made of 
fine hand made harness and turf goods. Five skilled 
workmen are constantly employed, orders are promptly 
filled, and all goods are fully warranted. Mr. Rottler 
was born in Germany, but has resided in this country 
for thirty-six years. He is an honorable, energetic, 
business man, who has gained an excellent position in 
this important industry. 


ost noted and successful mercantile e 
Indianapolis is that of Mr. S, Binze 
all kinds of merchandisi 

is a I 

ative of Austria 


e to this country in 1881 


taking up his re 


nee in Indianapolis. Sc 


he founded his p 

nt enterprise at 276 So 


s street, and soon 


t up a large and perman 


In 18S1, the CO 

ued growth of the busm 

rendered a removal to 


re commodious quarters 

basement, the combined frontage being 40 feet and a 
depth of 90 feet. The stock is large and comprehen- 
sive, embracing full lines of fancy and staple dry goods, 
notions, clothing, millinery goods, ladies' and gents' 
furnishings, boots and shoes, hats and caps, etc. Mr. 
Binzeralso does a large business in stationery and office 
requisites, handles none but the best articles, and his 
Iways the lowest. Five clerks are employed 

in the salesrooms, wh 

is both wholesale and reU 
parts of the city and i 

us force of skilled and 

atly busy. The trade 

is derived from all 


vide awake merchant, whose 
success is marked, and he is a member of the Order of 
Druids, an Odd Fellow and a Knight of Pythias. 


Standing in the front rank of houses devoted to sup- 
plying the people of Indianapolis with pure, fresh food 
supplies is that of Mr. R. Samuels, at 283 South Illinois 
street. Mr. Samuels, who was born in Russian Poland, 
has resided in the United States for over forty years. 

; dealer i 

coming to this city in 1887. He founded thii 
in January, 1890, and Pogue's Run Grocery, as the house 
has since been known, has become the center of a brisk 
and active trade The premises occupied comprise a 
ground floor and basement, each being 25x80 feet in 
dimensions. The store is attractively fitted up with 
plate glass front, and is provided with all modern con- 
veniences and facilities. Courteous assistants are in at- 
tendance under Mr. Samuels' personal supervision and 
goods are delivered free of charge. The stock is very 
large and carefully selected and includes the choicest 
brands of family flour and prepared cereals, pure fresh 

orchard, garden and dairy products, fresh, salt and 
smoked meats, poultry and game in season, and all 
grocers' sundries. The lowest market prices arequoted 
and orders are filled promptly and carefully. Mr. 
Samuels enjoys an excellent reputation in business 
circles, and his standing in the financial world is of the 




This is the great lumber marl<et for all Indiana, and 
among the latest additions to the ranks of the reliable 
and ably conducted concerns engaged in this direction 
is the West Side Planing Mill Company, whose office 
is at 1000 West New York street and Belt Railroad (tel- 
eohonecall 1B68). The West Side Planing Mill Company 
was organized in 1801, and has a capital stock of about 

fourteen years of age drove four yoke of oxen hauling 
logs at Putnamville, Ind. He came to this city fifteen 
years ago, worked at different places, owned a saw mill 
at Purkinsville, Ind., and afterward became foreman 
of the Indianapolis Cabinet Works. He is a young, 
progressive business man, owns a considerable amount 
of real estate in this city clear of incumbrance, and is 
now the largest owner in the West Side Planing Mill 
Company, of which he is president 


bar trade. They ai 
dent; C. Draut. tre; 
J. A. Richter, toren 
: formerly i 

follows: B. D. Brooks, pre; 
:; L.H.Young, secretary, at 
C. Draut and ]. A. Richt 

Batesville, Ind, and through the influence of Mr 
Richter the Batesville bracket factory was started 
The yard and mill are located at 1000 and 1002 
West New York street, 1009 and 1011 West Vermont 
street, and 2, 4, 6. Sand 10 Coble street The mill is 
a two-story building, 40x58 feet in dimensions, also a 
warehouse, having an area of 90x22 feet, and the com- 
pany have here a first-class planing mill and handle 
sash, doors and blinds, and are now laying pL-ins to 
erect another large building. They employ a full force 
of skilled hands in the manufacture of mouldings, 
brackets, newels, scroll and mill work, siding, ceiling, 
flooring, etc , and a large stock is always carried 
of sash, doors, blinds, lumber, shingles, etc., 



ed large 


of the trade Mr. Brooks 

id the hou 
of a brisk and active trad 

ground floor and basement, each being 18x80 feet 
dimensions, and both of which are utilized for the 
storage and display of the heavy and carefully selected 
stock that is always caried on hand. The display is 
very interesting and attractive, a wonderful variety 
being shown in every line, embracing all the styles of 
men's, youths' and boys' hats, the finest grades of furs, 
and every description of fur hats and caps. Here also 
are to be seen everything in the line of fur trimmings, 
this being the only house in the city that makes a speci- 
alty of altering, making over and repairing furs. The 
house is also headquarters for men's furnishings, and 
Mr. Bamberger is sole agent here for the sale of You- 


There is probably no druggist in Indianapolis better 
or more favorably known than Mr. Chas. C. Watson, 
and there are certainly none who has secured a more 
enduring hold on public favor and confidence. Mr. 
Watson has been established in business in his present 
location at 511 'Virginia avenue, corner Bismark street, 
for a period of twelve years. The store is 20.x60 feet 

style in hard wood. A fine soda fountain of unique de- 
sign is an attractive feature of the store, also a well 
equipped laboratory, where physicians' prescriptions 
and family recipes are filled with promptitude and ac- 
curacy from pure, fresh drugs and medicines. There 
is also a full stock of proprietary preparations, pharma- 
ceuticals, tinctures, extracts, toilet requisites, fancy ar- 
ticles, surgical appliances, druggists sundries, perfumery, 
etc. Prescriptions are prepared at all hours, night 
calls receiving prompt response. His assistant, Lee W 
Walcot, who is a native of Michigan, has resided in this 
city twenty-one years and is widely known. He is a 
prominent member of the Marion County Drug Associ- 


In the manufacturing of and retail trade in hats, mem 
furnishings and ladies fur garments, the name of Bam- sectic 
berger's New York Hat Company will come first to Barr, 
mind as being the leading establishment of its kind in work 
Indianapolis. Mr. H. Bamberger founded the business 
in 1880, in the premises still occupied by him at 50 East 

W. H. BARR. 

A noteworthy and popular footwear emporium in this 
ection of the city is ,he establishment of Mr. W, H 
larr, located at 228 East Washington street. Custom 
one here in the highest style of the art at 
short notice, hand-sewed shoes for tender feet being a 
specialty, and all work to order is guaranteed to render 
satisfaction as to fit, finish, material and workmanship, 
Mr. Barr, who is a native of Ontario, Canada, 
has been a resident of Indianapolis since 1800. Shortly 
after his arrival here he founded this business, and he 
has met with marked and flattering success. He has 
built up a large permanent trade, which gives every 
promise of rapid and continuous increase. His store is 
2 x70 feet in dimensions, neatly fitted up and arranged. 
The stock, which is large and varied, includes men's, 
women's, girls', youths', boys' and children's boots and 
shoes in all sizes, shapes, styles, widths and designs, 
both in fine and medium grades, also a fine line of 
sandals, slippers and rubbers. Repairing is also neatly 
done, and the footwear made to order here is the finest 
and most comfortable that can be obtained anywhere, 
Mr, Barr is an energetic and wide-awake business man. 



A leading undertaking establishment in Indianapolis 
is that of Messrs, planner & Buchanan, located at TiS 
North Illinois street, between New York and Vermont. 
It was founded in 1880 by Messrs. Planner & Hora- 
mown, who were succeeded seven years later by the 
present firm, composed of F. W. planner and C. J. 
Buchanan. Enterprise and energy, coupled with the 
ripe experience they have acquired in this line of business, 
assured the house of great success, and it is to-day one 
of the most prominent houses engaged in the business 
in this city. The store is neat and well appointed, and 
of ample dimensions, handsomely furnished and fitted 
up with every convenience. A well sele. ted 
of caskets, coffins, trimmings, mountings, e 
stantly carried, the firm having established ( 
with the leading manufacturers of this line of goods in 
the country. The embalming is under Mr. Buchanan's 
persona] supervision; he is a practical and experienced 
man of acknowledged ability, and a graduate of Clark's 
School of Embalming of Cincinnati, Ohio. In their 
stables the firm have eight horses, three hearses and 
several carriages, and the office is open at all hours, the 
telephone call being 641. Every requisite for funerals 
is provided, while the prices charged are always fair 
and moderate. A morgue is operated in connection 
with the establishment. Both parties are natives of 
this state. Mr, planner is a Knight of Pythias, while 
Mr. Buchanan is a Mason and Odd Fellow. 


The special attention of our readers is directed to 
the establishment of Messrs. Gordon & Harmon, dealers 
in engines, boilers, saw mills, farm machinery, etc.. at 
67 West Washington street, (telephone call 1004). This 
concern has been in operation since 1887. when it was 
founded by Mr. Willard Harmon, who was joined in 
1893 by Mr. W. H. Gordon. The premises occupied 
comprise three floors and basement of a building hav- 
ing an area of SO.xlOO feet The stock carried is large 
and varied and embraces a full assortment of the most 
approved engines and boilers for almost every purpose, 
saw mills and a general line of farm machinery, includ- 
ing reapers and binders, mowers, hay forks and loaders, 
hay rakes of every description, seed drills and planters, 
plows of the best make, harrows, cultivators, corn shel- 
ters, farm mills for grinding feed. etc.. hay and straw 
cutters, thrashers and grain cleaning machines, etc 
Messrs Gordon & Harmon furnish estimates for the 
aw mill plants, furnish every requisite and 

Traveling salesmen represent the house on the road, 
and the trade extends throughout Indiana and adjoining 
states. Illustrated catalogues and price lists are fur- 
nished on application. Mr. W. H Gordon was born in 
Knightstown. Ind., and is a prominent member of the 
Masonic order, while Mr. 'Willard Harmon is a native 
of Johnson county. Ind . and is a member of the 
Knights of Pythias. Both gentlemen are in the prime 
of life, and during their business career have met with 
a success such is only accorded to those whose business 
is governed by correct, honorable principles. 


The well known and reliable house of Messrs. Waddy 
& Son, dealers in staple and fancy groceries, fruits, 
vegetables and meats, at 50 Clifford avenue, is a very 
flourishing concern. It was founded by Messrs. Perrine 
& Co., to whom the present firm succeeded by purchase 
in 18!)0. the latter being composed of Mr. J. B. 'Waddy 
and his son. H. O Waddy. The premises utilized are 
of large proportions, extending from Clifford avenue to 
Brookside avenue, and comprising the ground floor and 
basement of a building 32x150 feet in dimensions. The 
store is handsomely fitted up and contains a well selected 
and heavy stock of fancy and staple groceries, embrac- 
ing choice teas and coffees, spices, sugars, canned and 
sealed goods, dried and green fruits, preserves, jellies, 
condiments, butter, cheese, eggs, preparedcereals.flour, 
vegetables, bakers' and laundry supplies, fresh, salt and 
smoked meats, tish. provisions of all kinds, and all 
grocers' and meat dealers' sundries. The house has a 
large city and country patronage, and several courteous 
assistants are in constant attendance. Toe telephone 
call is 1778. Both partners are natives of this county 
and among the best known merchants of Indianapolis. 
They are members of the Retail Grocers' ' 
also of the American Collection Agency. 


The wholesale carriage trade of Indianapolis has a 
worthy representative in the firm of Messrs. A. A. 
Heifer & Son. They make in their own factory the best 
that American brains and labor can 'ouild and they buy or 
have for sale as agents the best that is produced 
elsewhere. This is the oldest business of the kind in town, 
having been founded away back in 1850. and after vari- 

ous firm changes. Mr. A. A. Heifer became the pro- 
prietor in 1873. and subsequently look his son. Mr. E. 
T. Heifer, into co-partnership, under the existing name 
and style. Their repository " and factory occupies the 
entire three-story building. 3!) and 41 North Tennessee 
street. 53x302,W feet in dimensions, and here a large 
force of skilled workmen are steadily employed in the 
building of highest grades of carriages and vehicles of 
their make are maintained at the highest standard of ex- 
cellence. They make a magnificent display in their re- 
p sitory. not only of their own work, but also of other 
popular lines, they being agents for the Kauffman 
Buggy Company of Miamisburg. Ohio, also for the 
Favorite Carriage Company of Cincinnati. Ohio, and 
likewise for the Cortland Wagon Company of Cortland. 
N. Y. Here are all styles of elegant, well built carriages, 
and light traps as well, in fact, an infinite variety of 
almost everything that goes on wheels. The firm is 
noted for producing the latest styles and in the latest 
colors. Messrs Heifer are natives of this state, for- 
merly residents of Lawrenceburg. Ind.. and have ever 
retained the confidence of commercial circles, and have 
won a great and legitimate success in the face of strong' 


One of the most popular and liberally patronized 
pharmacies in Indianapolis is that of Mr. Maurice 
Schwartz, at 50O North Alabama street. It was founded 
in 1890 by Mr. D. W. Butler, to whom Mr. Schwartz 
succeeded in 1892 Physicions" prescriptions and family 
recipes are here prepared in the most careful manner 
from pure, fresh ingredients, while the prices are of the 
most reasonable character. The store is desirably situ- 
ated and has an area of 30x60 feet. It is neatly fitted up 
and provided with all modern improvements and appli- 
ances, including an elegant and massive soda water 
fountain. Several assistants are employed. Mr. 
Schwartz exercises close personal supervision over the 
laboratory. The stock is large and selected with care, 
and comprises besides drugs, chemicals and medicines of 
every description, standard proprietary remedies, herbs, 
barks, roots, seeds and spices, sanitary preparations, 
pure medicinal wines, liquors, and mineral waters, im- 
ported and domestic cigars, fancy and toilet articles and 
all druggists' sundries. Mr. Schwartz was born in 
Lawrenceburg. Ind.. and has resided in this city since 
1891. He is a member of the Marion County Drug 
Association and a business roan of marked enterprise 



Among the many manufacturing concerns which give 
to Indianapolis its well deserved prominence as an in- 
dustrial center and to which its citizens refer with par- 
donable pride, that of the Indianapolis Brush Works is 
especially deserving of mention. These works were es- 
tablished in 1890 by Messrs. G. E. Pohlman and J. C. 
Wood, the former becoming sole proprietor January 1, 
1893. A large trade was built up from the outset, which 
to-day covers all the territory east to and including 
Pennsylvania, also the Western and Southern states. 
The premises occupied are located at 73 J West Wash- 
ington street, an eligible two-story frame structure, 30x 
lOU feet in dimensions, replete with all the latest im- 
proved machinery. Some twenty-five expert hands are 
constantly employed and the output is of five to six gross 
of brushes a day. The range of production embraces all 
kinds of brushes, hair, clothing, shoe, scrub, etc , and a 
specialty is made of door mats and shoe scrapers. The 
goods of the Indianapolis Brush Works are noted for the 
high quality of the materials that enter into their confec- 
tion, their superior workmanship, and unsurpassed dura- 
bility. Mr. Pohlman was born in Cincinnati. Ohio, and 
is one of our leading popular business men and citizens. 


An old established and leading mercantile house in 
Indianapolis is that of Mr. Jas. L. Keacb, wholesale 
fruits and produce commission merchant, at 62 South 
Delaware street. It was founded by Mr. Keach in 1879 
and from the start acquired a widespread and enviable 
reputation The premises utilized are located in a cen- 
tral part of the business district, and are commodious 
and well adapted to the purposes to which it is devoted. 
Ample cold storage is provided and unrivaled facilities 
are at hand for the efficient handling and storage of the 
large and heavy consignments always on hand. A gen- 
eral wholesale produce commission business is carried, 
fruits being the leading specialty, also vegetables, 
apples, potatoes and watermelons, while mention may 
be made that this house is the largest potato dealers in 
the West, from one to eight car-loads being handled 
weekly. Mr. Keach has from ten to fifteen huckster 

from all of the best producing sections, many growers 
and shippers consigning exclusively to him. Liberal aii- 
vances are made on consignments, prompt account of 
sales is made and proceeds are instantly remitted. Mr, 
Keach refers to Messrs. Fletqher & Churchman, the 

bankers, and to all mercantile agencies. He is a nati 
of this city, where he is highly esteemed for his horn 
able dealings, honesty of purpose and strict integrity. 


One of the oldest as well as most notable establishments 
of its kind in this city is that of the firm of H, Techen- 
tin & Co,, manufacturers and wholesale and retail dealers 
in harness, saddlery and all kinds of horse requisites. 
The business was originallv established by Messrs. H 
C Schultz & Co.. from whom the present firm pur- 
chased it in 1881. The premises occupy two floors and 
basement, each 20x50 feet in area in the building 22 South 
Meridian street. The firm make a special business of 
manufacturing harness of all kinds, single and double to 
order, finished in any style of mountings required and 
fully guarantees their workmanship in every respect as 
well as quality of materials. In the store a fine display 
is made of coach, carriage, driving, track and work har- 
ness, also whips, saddlery goods, robes, blankets and 
horse equipments of every description. Mr H. Tech- 
the active co-partner, is a native of Germany, 

and a 
larly 1 



L practical harn 

any years experi 


We desire to call attention to the prosperous and re- 
liable establishment of Messrs Volz Brothers, proprie- 
tors of the Granger Harness Store, and manufacturers of 
and dealers in harness, saddles, collars, whips, etc., 
located at 169 West Washington street. This business 
was originally established in 1883 by F. W. Arnhotter, 
who conducted it until lanuary, 18!*1, when the present 
proprietors succeeded to the management. They occupy 
a commodious store with workshop attached, having an 
area of 20x85 feet, and employment is furnished a sufti- 
cient force of workmen. Their storescontain a full and 
complete assortment of light and heavy, single and 
double wagon, truck, coach, carriage, buggy, dray and 
truck harness, saddles and bridles of their own superior 
production. The stock also embraces whips, robes, 
blankets, and everything in the line of horse furnishing 
goods and repairing is promptly and neatly executed. 
Messrs L. and H. A Volz are both natives of this state 
and thorough mechanics. They are pleasant, affable 
gentlemen and enjoy the confidence of all who know 


A prosperous business establishment in Indianapolis 
is that of Messrs. Christian Off & Co., practical tin, 
copper and sheet iron workers, roofers, etc. This busi- 
ness was originally established in 1862 by Wiggins & 
Donnan, and in 1882 came under the control of Mr, D. 
Off. In 1890 Christian and Weir Off succeeded to the 
business, since when under their able management the 
facilities and the trade have been increased. Premises 
20x90 feet are occupied at 230 East Washington street, 
which are equipped in a superior manner, everything 
being provided for conducting operations on a large 
scale. The firm execute orders for all kinds tin. cop- 
per and sheet iron work, also tin, iron and slate roofing, 
repair stoves, and pay particular attention to gas fitting. 

work is fully warranted. The firm are moderate in 
ttieir prices and always prompt in attending to orders 
The Messrs Off are both'natives of Germany, and have 
resided in Indianapolis since 1852, Mr, C, Off is an 
active member of the Odd Fellows. 


The manufacture of wooden boxes and packing cases 
for all purposes is well represented in Indianapolis by 
the Indianapolis Box Factory, of which Mr. Fred. Dietz 
is the able and popular proprietor. Mr, Dietz is a native 
of Germany, who came to this city in 1847. In 1869 he 
embarked in his present line of business and so rapid 
and marked was his success that he soon found it neces- 
sary to increase his plant. In 1871 therefore he erected 
his present three-story brick factory, which is 60xl0o 
and two-story annex 40x75 feet in dimensions. The 
premises utilized cover an area of three and one-half 
acres at the south end of Delaware street, along the 
track of the P. C. C. & St. L. Ry. Company. The fac- 
tory is equipped with the latest improved machinery, 
including three printing machines, run by a sixty horse- 
power engine fed by three boilers of modern make. 
These works are a model of their k^nd and a thorough 
system of organization is enforced by Mr, Dietz, who is 
noted for sound judgment and marked executive 
capacity. From forty to fifty skilled handsare employed 
and the output is large, necessitating the consumption 
of 15,000 feet of lumber a day, the total cutting capacity 
being 20,000 feel. He is a prominent member of the 
Board of Trade, an active Mason and Forester, an Odd 
Fellow, Pioneer and a member of the Ancient Order of 




Among the most enterprising houses in this commu- 
nity is that of Mr. Henry Russe. tjsaler in grain, seeds, 
flour and feed, located at 33 and 25 North Tennessee 
street. This business was inaugurated in 1889 by the 
present proprietor, and from the start the house received 
a hberal patronage, which has ever since been on the 

visions, crockery, queensware, etc , at 398 South Illinois 
street. Mr. Wilgus, who is a native of Steubenville. 
Ohio, took up his residence in this city some thirty years 
ago. and in 1883 embarked in his present business, and 
has gained an enviable reputation for fine goods He 
occupies the ground floor and basement of a building 
having a frontage of 23 by a depth of 75 feet, and cen- 
trally located. These premises are fitted up with all most 
modern conveniences for the preservation and rapid 
handling of the large stock carried. The assortment is 
one of the finest and most comprehensive gathered to- 
gether in any establishment in the city; it includes all 
kinds of fancy and staple groceries, as well as dairy, 
garden and orchard produce, teas, coffees, spices, dried 
fruits, canned goods, imported and domestic sauces, 
pickles, relishes and condiments, fruits and nuts, 
biscuits, crackers, flour, cheese, meal, beans, peas, rice, 
vegetables of all kinds and at all seasons, salt and 
smoked meats and fish, etc. Three assistants are em- 
ployed and no pains are spared to satisfactorily meet 
the wishes of patrons. A number of delivery wagons 
carry goods to any part of the city free of charge. Mr. 
Wilgus is a gentleman of experience and high standing 
in business affairs. He is a member of the A. O U. W. 

increase. The premises occupied comprise a three-story 
brick building, the main and second floors being utilized 
by this firm. 85x100 feel, fully equipped with every fa- 
cility. Mr. Russe handles large quantities of grain, all 
the best brands of family flour and every description 
of animal provender, on his own account, and is pre- 
pared to fill orders of any magnitude. He makes a 
specialty of farm and garden seeds, and carries a most 
carefully selected stock from the most reliable producers 
in the country. Mr. Russe is a native of Germany, and 
has resided in this city since 1873. He is an active 
member of the Board of Trade, holds the position of 
School Commissioner, and is popular with all those 
with whom he has dealings. Telephone 340. 


A favorite source of food supply with the citizens of 
Indianapolis is the ably conducted establishment of Mr. 
O. C. Wilgus, dealer in fancy and staple groceries, pro- 


This establishment was founded in 1878 by its pres- 

cern in the city engaged in this industry. The premises 
at the corner of Delaware and Ohio streets have an area 
of 80x100 feet, and are fully equipped with every appli- 
ance and modern apparatus known in the business,oper- 
ated by a superior steam engine of ample power, while 
twenty hands are kept constantly employed. This estab- 
lishment manufaotures 400 gallons of ice cream daily in 
all flavors, in plain, Neapolitan and fancy moulds, also 
Charlotte Russe and fruit ices of every descriotion. 
Five hundred and fifty gallons of milk and 400 gallons 
of cream are consumed daily in the production of the 
popular creams and Ices sent out by this noted house, 
and the trade which is derived from the leading hotels, 
restaurants and private families throughout the city is 
very large. Only the purest materials are used and the 
greatest pains are taken to fully merit the first-class 
patronage that this establishment has always enjoyed 

this important profession. The premises occupied are 
located at the corner of Coburn and East streets. The 
store is attractively fitted up, and has a finely appointed 
department especially for the prompt and accurate com- 
pounding of physicians' prescriptions and family reci- 
pes, in which none but regularly qualified druggists 
are engaged as assistants. The stock of the store era- 
braces a full assortment of absolutely pure and fresh 
drugs and chemicals, extracts, tinctures and pharma-' 
ceutical compounds of their own superior production; 
all proprietary remedies of well known merit and rep- 
utation, the latest novelties in druggists' fancy goods, 
toilet articles, perfumery, etc.; physicians' and surgeons' 
appliances, druggists' sundries, pure wines and liquors 
for medicinal use, popular brands of domestic and 
foreign cigars, fine stationery, confectionery, etc Both 
partners are natives ef Hillsborough, Ohio, and have 
resided in this city since 1879. They are members of 
the Indiana Pharmaceutical Association, and Marion 
County Drug Association. Both are enterprising and 
industrious business men, thorough, exact and reliable 
in their profesion, and are highly respected by all with 
whom they have social or business relations. They are 
liberal and energetic in all that pertains to the advance- 
ment of Indianapolis, and are always ready to do all 
they can to promote the welfare of the city. 


This business was foi 

was founded in 1878 by Mr. Theodore 
cceeded in 1887 by the present pro- 
Louis and John Mattill, gentlemen of 
and thorough practical knowledge of 

R. I. EADS. 

The drug emporium of M. R. I. Eads, at the corner 
of Delaware and New York streets, is one ot the oldest 
and most popular in the city. The business was formerly 
under the proprietorship of Mr. J. B. Dill until one year 
ago, when the present proprietor purchased it. The 
store is one of the handsomest, finest stocked and 
equipped in the city, and draws a large patronage from 
the leading classes of our citizens. Mr. Eads carries 
full stock and complete lines of the purest and freshest 
of drugs and chemicals, proprietary medicine?, drug- 
gists' sundries, physicians' supplies, surgical instruments, 
also a choice assortment of fancy and toilet articles, 
imported and domestic cigars of the choicest brands. 
The store is very handsome in its interior fittings and 
furnishings and reflects great credit in our city, as be- 
ing one of the leading retail drug establishments in 
popularity and reliability. Mr, Eads is a thorough and 
experienced pharmacist and superintends every feature 
of the business with a careful and watchful eye. He 
has the respect and confidence of his large patronage 
and exercises the greatest care in the compounding of 
family recipes and physicians' prescriptions. Only 
experienced and careful clerks are employed and orders 
receive prompt ; 



In tbe foremost rank of the houses engaged in real 
estate business and its kindred branches, and enjoying 
a deservedly high reputation for reliability and honor- 
able methods is that of Messrs. R. F. Catterson & Son, 
whose offices are located at 34 Kentucky avenue Mr. 
R. F. Catterson. the senior member of the firm, is a 

native of Marion, this state, and for many years has 
been prominently identified with the leadmg financial 
and business circles of Indianapolis. He is ably sec- 
onded by his son, Mr. George N. Catterson. an active 
and pushing young man, who was born in this city, 
The firm make a specialty of rentals, and control the 

property in the city They also neeotiate loans on bond 
and mortgage, and as a notary public is in attendance 

in the office, all transactions are p'^rfected without de- 
lay. Messrs. Catterson & Son do a fire insurance busi- 
ness, and are prepared to place risks and issue policies 
for any amount compatible with safety, and upon all 
kinds of property upon moderate terms. They are 
popular gentlemen, prompt, energetic and honorable 
in all their dealings. Mr. George N, Catterson is a 
member of the Commercial Club. 


One of the leading and largest manufacturers of har- 
vesting machinery in the United States is the Minneap- 
olis Esterly Harvester Company, whose extensive works 
are located at St. Louis Park, a suburb west of Minne- 
apolis. Minn. The works have a floor space of fifteen 
acres, are steam heated, lighted by electricity, fitted up 
with special machinery operated by two steam engines 
of 250 and 100 horse-power, respectively employing 
1.200 hands, and turn out annually 20.000 twine binding 
harvesters and mowers. The company has established 
branch hoises in all the leading cities. The branch m 
the city was established in 1881, and is the distributing 
point for Indiana, Southern and Eastern Illinois and 
Western Ohio. Mr, A. L, Cook, the general agent, 
who has charge of the branch house is a thorough active 
business man of unquestioned reputation. H s office is 
2B Kentucky avenue, and for storage purposes ample 
space is provided in the building of the Union Transfer 
and Storage Company. A large stock of the Mineap- 
olis Esterly twine binding harvesters and mowers is 
carried, also a large stock of extras, attachments and 
binder twine. Mr. Cook has sold many hundreds of 
the Esterly machines through his territory, and in no 
instance has a complaint been made. He is a native 
-f Indiana. 


One of the oldest establishments of its kind in the 
United States is that of Smith, Day & Co., at Baldwins- 
vjlle, Mass.. manufacturers of chairs, woven wire 
springs, cots, upholstered chairs and rockers, having 
been established more than twenty-five years. The firm 
have a branch house in Detroit and also in this city. 
The branch here was opened about a year ago. and is 
under the immediate direction of Messrs, W L. Day 
and E. J. Sweeney, members of the firm. The premi- 
ses occupied at 76 to 84 Shelby street comprise a two- 
story brick building, I'JOxlGO feet in area, and a build- 
ing in the rear of the same dimensions. An immense 

stock of goods is carried, comprising everything manu- 
factured by the firm, also a large assortment of chairs 
and rockers in modern and antique designs, upholstered 
and finished in silk, satin, velvet, rep, etc., and from 
forty to fifty skilled hands are employed in the uphol- 
stering and finishing departments. The copartners are 
C, A Smith and L. D Day, who reside at Baldwinsville, 
Mass Chas Day who has charge of the Detroit house 
and Messrs. W. L. Day and E. J. Sweeney who reside 
in this city, and have charge of the business here 
are popularlv known, and as bu 
gressive and enterprising. 

here. They 


One of the best known among the popular pharma- 
cies in Indianapolis is that of Mr. L H. Renkert, known 
as the Granger Drug Store. The business was estab- 
lished by S. R. Holt in 1877. and was purchased by Mr. 
Renkert in 1880 at 164 West Washington street, his 
present location, the handsome, attractive premises 
having an area of 25x110 feet. The prescription labora- 
tory is under the immediate supervision of Mr. Renkert, 
and every safeguard is provided to insure accuracy and 
promptness. Several assistants are employed; physi- 
cians' prescriptions and family recipes compounded and 
medicines dispensed at all hours of the day or night 
Pure fresh drugs only are used and popular prices pre- 
vail The stock is full and complete, and embraces 
drugs, chemicals, pharmaceutical and proprietary med- 
icines, druggists' sundries, toilet and fancy articles, per- 
fumes and all the various articles usually found in a 
first-class family drug store. Mr. Renkert has had a 
long valuable experience compounding and dispensing 
medicines, and as a pharmacist enjoys the unbounded 
confidence of his many patrons. Besides drugs and 
medicines, Mr. Renkert also keeps a stock of paints, 
oils, varnishes and painters' supplies. 


In the foremost position of the real estate and finan- 
cial field of activity of Indianapolis stand Colonel B. C. 
Shaw and Mr. John A. Lang, who are also the proprie- 
tors of the Indiana Pension and Claim Agency, with 
offices at 34 North Delaware street. The house is 
w^idely known throughout all parts of Indiana, and its 
connections are influential and of the highest order A 
''eneral real estate business is carried on, the firm hand- 
ling all kind o fbusiness and residential property, build- 



ing lots and farm lands, and they have always on their 
books long lists of many of the most desirable pieces of 
realty that come into the market. They also negotiate 
loans on bond and mortgage, their facilities in this di- 
rection being unsurpassed, and enabling them to se- 
cure for their clients the most favorable terms But i: 
is especially as pension and claim agents that they have 
gained an enviable reputation. They are untiring and 
vigilant in their eflorts on behalf of their patrons, 
whose interests they guard with as much zeal as if they 
were their own. Col. B, C. Shaw has an honorable 
war record, having commanded the 7th Regiment of In- 
diana Volunteers, also tho 68th Regiment of Indiana 
Volunteers. He is at present adjutant general of the 
Union Veterans Legion of the United States He has 
for many years been prominently identified with the poli- 
itics of Indiana, and is a leader of the Democratic party 
of the state. From 1875 to 1880 he filled the high office 
of state treasurer, and was chairman of the Democratic 
State Central Committee. He has also been proprietor 
of the large Shaw Carriage Works of this city. Mr. Lang 
was also born in Indiana, and has resided in this city for 
the past twenty-five years. He'is state president of the 
Patriotic Sons of America. 


Unquestionably the arbiter of correc 


men's furnishings in this city is Major Taylor, a gentle- 
man possessing most excellent taste and judgment Mr, 
Taylor has been established in business since 1878 and 
from the outset success rewarded his ably directed 
efforts. His patronage steadily increasing, he was 
obliged to seek la-ger quarters, and in 1887 secured and 
has since occupied the spacious store 38 East Washing- 
ton street. He subsequently opened a branch store at 
1.5 North Illinois street. In these establishments Mr. 
Taylor makes a fine display of elegant goods of both 
European and American production, and includes every- 
thing new and fashionable in style and novel. Mr. 
Taylor also manufactures fine shirts to order of the best 
linen. He is also proprietor of the Excelsior Laundry 
in the Masonic Building, on South Tennessee street. one 
of the best equipped establishments of the kind in 

takes an active interest in the May festivals held in this 
city annually Mr. Taylor is a prominent member of 
the Commercial Club. 


ful operation many years In 1889 a branch was estab- 
lished in this city for supplying the trade in Indiana and 
adjotfiing territory. Since ISHO this branch has been 
under the management of Mr. Karl G. Sakewitz, who 
has since by his energy and enterprise very materially 
increased the trade and extended the business. The 
office, works and warehouse are at the corner Vermont 
and Bee Line Ry. Superior illuminating and lubricating 
oils and gasoline and naptha, also boiled paint oil consti- 
tute the product, also Ideal value oil. Perfection cylinder 
oil. Diamond engine oil. Dynamo engme oil, etc. The 
building is 40x80 feet in area and a large stock of oils is 
always carried. Mr. Sakewitz is a native of Indianapolis 
and has been in the employ of the firm in that city for a 
period of ten years. He is well and popularly known m 
business circles in f is city and has always sustained a 
high reputation. 


Among the most widely and favorably known of the 
leading manufacturers of marble and granite monuments 
in Indianapolis must be placed Mr. August Diener, of 
243 East Washington street. Mr. Diener, who is of 
German descent, was born in the state of New York, 
coming to this city some seventeen years ago. He at 
once embarked in his present line of business and from 
the outset won fame and favor, owing to the originality 
of his conceptions, the beauty of designs and the superior 
character and finish of his workmanship. His premises 
have an area of auxl'JS feet, and are heavily stocked with 
granite and marble monuments, headstones, tablets, etc. 
E'ght skilled hands are employed and a leading specialty 
IS made of cemetery work. There are few cemeteries in 



Among the popular and prominent druggists in In- 
dianapolis, there are none having a higher reputation 
or who are better qualified to dispense medicines than 
Dr. John F. Johnston, whose handsome attractive 
pharmacy is at the corner Illinois and St. Clair streets. 
The pharmacy is finely appointed, is 'fitted up with 
cherry wood fixtures, and an attractive feature is a 
superb soda fountain. The stock of drugs, chemicals, 
proprietary medicines, and pharmaceutical preparations 
is pure and fresh, and the assortment of toilet articles, 

perfumery and druggists sundries full and complete. 
The prescription laboratory is admirably equipped and 
under careful supervision. Physicians' prescriptions, 
difficult formulas and family recipes are compounded 
with accuracy and promptitude at all hours, and every 
care and attention paid to the requirements of patrons. 
Dr Johnston is a pleasant, agreeable gentleman and 
very popular. 


The manufacture of wooden boxes and packing cases 
for all purposes is well represented in Indianapolis by 
the Indianapolis Box Factory, of which Mr. Fred Dietz 
is the able and popular proprietor. Mr. Dietz 

of Germany, who came to this city in 1847. In 18C» he 
embarked in his present line of business and so rapid 
and marked was his success that he soon found it neces- 
sary to increase his plant. In 1871 therefore he erected 
his present three-story brick factory, which is 60x100 
and two-story annex 40x75 feet in dimensions. The 
premises utilized cover an area of three and one-half 
acres at the south end of Delaware street, along the 
track of the P. C. C. & St. L. Ry. Company. The fac- 
tory is equipped with the latest improved machinery, in- 
cluding three printing presses, run by a sixty horse- 
power engine fed by three boilers of modern make. 
These works are a model of their kind and a thorough 
system of organization is enforced by Mr. Dietz, who is 
noted for sound judgment and marked executive 
capacity. From forty to fifty skilled hands are em- 
ployed and the output is large, necessitating the con- 
sumption of 15,000 feet of lumber a day, the total cut- 
ting capacity being 20,000 feet. He is a prominent 
member of the Board of Trade, an active Mason and 
Forester, an Odd Fellow. Pioneer and a member of the 
AncLent Order of Druids. 


of" Mr. W. H 


ew lines of trade of greater practical im- 
that of the dealer in furniture, carpets, 
ilar household necessaries. A thoroughly 
house of this kind in Indianapolis is that 
Messenger, located at 101 East Wash- 
His premises comprise four floors, each 


Indianapolis has become celebrated asa grain market, 
and here is also manufactured flour unsurpassed in qual- 
ity. Among the best known millers in the city is Mr. 
F. Prange, owner and proprietor of the Pearl Roller 
Mills, and manufacturer of the best roller process flour 

and all kinds mill feed. 

enced bus 
operations in 1883 at 3.'> East 
Pearl street, and in July erected 
the fine substantial three-story 
building, now occupied at the 
corner Davidson and Washington 
streets. The building is 40x60 


; equip- 




I 11 f 


ped with the latest improved 
millinery machinery, including 
five Nordyke & Marmon roller 
mills, driven by steam power, 
and the output is from 100 to 
150 barrels of a superior quality 
of fine flour daily, which finds a 
ready market in the city and 
vicinity. The special brand 
factured is the Pride of 
Indiana, a high grade winter 
wheat flour, which is very popu- 
lar with the trade. Mr. Prange 
was born and raised in this city 
He is a practical miller and con- 
splendid business 


20x100 feet in dimensions at the above address, and four 
spacious floors 60x48 in the rear. His immense stock 
is selected especially for his trade, and comprises bed- 
room, parlor and dining-room suits and single pieces of 
high class furniture of the finest make. Mattresses of 
every description are also carried, and Mr. Messenger 
is himself a direct importer of fine art goods and useful 
household articles in the line of crockery, glassware and 
queensware. The carpet department is varied, rich and 
valuable, suited tc the tastes and purses of all. 
Mr. Messenger is a native of Canada, but has 
resided in this city for some years, having a wide ac- 
quaintance among all classes by whom he is highly 
esteemed for his ability, energy and sterling integrity. 
Mr. Messenger is a member of the Commercial Club, 

"" "" ' ° An enterprising and popular 

house devoted to the printing 
and stationery trade is that of Mr. Wm. S. Can- 
field, at 31 Virginia avenue, in the Abbett Building. 
The premises utilized are easy of access, of ample di- 
mensions, and are well adapted for the successful prose- 
cution of the business. Plain and ornamental type in 
all the latest styles and designs, elegant borders, etc. 
and general job printing is executed, while several skilled 
and practical printers are employed. The range of 
work embraces all kinds of job and commercial print- 
ing, a specialty being made of fine card work, wedding 
invitations, menus, programmes, announcement cards, 
etc. Estimates are furnished and contracts entereJ in- 
to and executed promptly and in the best style known 
to the art. Mr. Canfleld also has a full and complete 
line of fine and plain stationery, blank books, and all 


The prosperity of Indianapolis is due to a great ex- 
tent to the active energy and enterprise of its real estate 
men. In this line none are more prominent than D. A. 
Lemon, whose office is located at 55 North Illinois 
street. Mr. Lemon handles all classes of property and 
makes rentals and loans a specialty. He has a thorough 
knowledge of the value of realty, negotiates insurance, 
and loans local and foreign moneys. Mr. Lemon carries 


eluding all 

branches, such as buying, selli 
leasing and letting all kinds of property, whether for 
business, residential, farming or speculative purposes. 
One of the most important branches of this business is 
the management of properties or estates for non-resident 
owners, securing the best class of tenants, collecting 
rents and paying taxes. All business pertaining to fire 
insurance is carefully and immediately attended to, Mr. 
Lemon giving all business transactions the closest possi- 
ble attention. The proprietor of this real estate office is 
one of Indianapolis' best known and most highly re- 
spected citizens, equally well known in society and busi- 
ness circles. 

There : 

pharmacies in Indianapolis, if indeed 
any that have secured such an endearing hold on public 
favor and confidence than that now conducted by Mr. 
W H. Kern. The pharmacy, situated at 251 North 
Pine street, corner of Michigan street, is 20x50 feet in 
area, and embraces in the generally complete appoint- 
ment all the modern adjuncts of elegance and con- 
venience. The laboratory is supplied with all requisite 
facilities for compounding the most difficult prescrip- 
tions and remedies, and the stock of drugs, medicines, 
chemicals, toilet and fancy articles, perfumery, etc., 
embraces everything to be found in a first-class, ably 
conducted pharmacy. Mr. Kern was born in Wayne 
county, Ind., and is a practical and skillful druggist, 
and enjoys the popularly bestowed distinction of a 
leading local exponent of his profession. 


This business was founded in 187.S by Mr. Jacob 
Ehrisman, who conducted it with great succesp "">•' 
1802, when the plant was totally destroyed by fir 



mill was at once rebuilt by his son, Mr, Samuel Ehris- 
man, who has since been sole proprietor. The prem- 
ises utilized, 51 Clifford avenue, cover an area of 80xl9t) 
feet. The mill proper is a three-story building, covered 
with corrugated iron, and is 4Ux60 feet in dimensions. 
It is fully equipped with all the latest improved and 
most modern machinery driven by a seventy-five horse- 
power steam engine. The output is 150 barrels of 
"Champion Mills Progress Flour" daily, while a large 
trade is also done in other makes of flour, meal, feed 
and general mill produce. Mr. Ehrisman was born in 
this city, and is one of our most progressive business 
men. His telephone call is 60U. 


This business was established in 1890 by J. R. Cole, 
and a year after came under the control of Mr. Reick, 
who has since conducted it with that skill and ability 
his extended experience in the business enables him to 
exercise. Mr. Reick keeps in stock a full and complete 
assortment of everything that belongs to the business. 
In the rear of the pharmacy is a well equipped labora- 
tory where a specialty is made of compounding phy- 
sicians' prescriptions and family recipes, and dispens- 
ing medicines at all hours. Only the purest and fres- 
est drugs are used in this establishment, and all medi- 
cines are prepared with accuracy and promptitude. 
Mr. Keick was born and raised in this city, and is a 
gradua;e of the Louisville, Ky,, College of Phar- 
macy, and a member of the alumni of that institution. 
He is a young, active, energetic, professional man, and 
has earned the splendid trade he enjoys by strict atten- 
tion to business and the courtesy shown all favoring his 
pharmacy with patronage. His store is located at the 
corner of New Jersey and McCarty streets. 


A review of the representative commercial bouses of 
Indianapolis would scarcely be complete without more 
than a passing notice being given to the reliable and 
responsible house of Mr. ]. T. Power, dealer in fancy 
and staple groceries, fresh and smoked meats, provis- 
ions, etc., at 78 and 80 North Pennsylvania street. 
The house has always been conducted on strict busi- 
ness principles, and its management characterized fay 
energy and sagacity, Mr. Power exercising close per- 
sonal supervision over every detail, and all persons 
having dealings with him are assured of finding the 
same of an entirely satisfactory character. Mr. Power 
occupies spacious and commodious premises, including 

a basement, 50x150 feet in dimensions, together with 
part of the floor above, having an area of SOxlC'O feet, 
A vast and varied stock is constantly carried on hand, 
and the patronage is large and influential, and Mr. 
Power can justly lay claim to having the finest family 
trade in this section of the city. 


Among those well qualified and familiar with all the 
details pertaining to the profession of the pharmacist in 
this city is Mr. L. E. Clary, prescription druggist, at the 
corner of Ray and Meridian streets. In 1891 he pur- 
chased his present business from Mr. J. M. Doerr, by 
whom it had been founded some sixteen months previ- 
ously. His store is 23x42 feet in dimensions: it is neatly 
and attractively titled up in handsome style, and pre- 
sents a very attractive appearance. The stock is a most 
complete one in all its departments, and embraces every- 
thing usually found in a first-class pharmacy, fine drugs, 
chemicals, perfumery, fancy and toilet articles, the finest 
brands of foreign and domestic cigars, and all druggists' 
sundries. Prescriptions are compounded with care and 
accuracy at any hour of the day or night, and moderate 
prices are charged. Mr. Clary is a gentleman of culture 
and a thoroughly progressive and able business man, es- 
teemed by all who know him. He is a Knight of Pythias. 


The drug trade is one of 
every community, and it has t 
of the most intelligent and progressive of our business 
men. One of the most prosperous of the drug stores 
in this city is that of Mr. Arthur L. -Walker, located at 
201 South Pine street. This business was established by 
Frank Kegan in 1881, and purchased by the present 
proprietor in 1890, a gentleman of very wide and thor- 
ough practical experience. The store occupied for the 


tastefully arranged throughout. The large stock car- 
ried embraces a complete assortment of pure drugs and 
chemicals, perfumery, toilet goods, surgical appliances 
and physicians' supplies; pharmaceutical preparations 
of Mr. Walker's own superior production, all the pro- 
prietary medicines of reputation and merit, and, in fact, 
everything to be found in any well regulated drug store. 
A leading specialty is made of compounding physicians' 
prescriptions and family recipes, and only regularly 
qualified druggists are engaged as assistants, and only 
standard drugs are used, such as the preparations of 

Squibb, Merch and other noted European and American 
chemists. Mr. Walker is a native of Frankfort, Ind , 
a member of the Red Men, and also of the Marion 
County Drug Association. He is a very popular and 
intelligent young man of superior business ability and 
high professional attainments, and is highly respected 
by all with whom he has social or business relations. 


The business conducted by Mr, Smock ' 
atel in 1871 in connection wiih J B, Clf 
ilmeyer Smith. Mr. Smock withdrew froi 
less in 1878 and resumed the same in 1887. 
las made a careful study of all matter pertai 
•state, mortgage loans, values, etc , and no i 
:ity has a more intimate knowledge of title 
laving been connected with the recorder's^ 
larly life and later he served 

: clerk. 

Smock has been connected with the 

^ ices for a period of more than twenty 

years. He has on his books and for sale much valuable 
property in all parts of th: city; negotiates loans and in- 
surance. He points to an honorable business record of 
more than thirty years residence in this city. 


Foremost among the leading concerns devoted to the 
manufacture of special machinery and tools in this city 
we find the Capital Machine Works, of which Mr. Louis 
Kcss is the enterprising and efficient proprietor. These 
works were founded in 1884 by the firm of William- 
son & Koss, the former retiring in 1887. The works 
are located at 35 and 37 South Alabama street, where 
they occupy a two-story brick building with basement, 
having a frontage of 25 feet by a depth of 120. The 
various departments are fully equipped with the best 
perfected and latest improved machinery and appliances, 
such as punches, drill, lathes and planes, etc., and ten 
skilled and experienced machinists are employed. The 
output is large and the range of production includes all 
kinds of special machinery and tools, veneer-cutting ma- 
chinery, automatic knife grinders, presses and dies. A 
large business is done, the products of the works being 
in steadily increasing demand throughout Indiana, Illi- 
nois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Mr. Koss was born 
in Indianapolis, and is deservedly esteemed as one of its 
leading and responsible business men and citizens. 


d. p. MCKONKLE, 


and transient public than the well appointed boarding 
and livery stable. In this connection we desire to call 
attention to the well ordered establishment of Mr. J P 
McKonkle, at 181 Virginia avenue. This Dusiness was 
originally founded by Mr. Geo. W. Siebert in IH.S.'i, 
succeeded by John A. Porter in 1891. and came into 
possession of the present proprietor April 1. of the cur- 
rent year. The premises comprise a building, one 
story in front and two in the rear, and having a grand 
area of 40x110 feet, thoroughly equipped with every re- 
quisite, well ventilated, lighted and drained, and every 
care and attention is given to horses entrusted to the 
house by experienced grooms and stablemen. First- 
class accommodations are provided for thirty horses, 
and the boarding branch of the enterprise is largely 
patronized by our best citizens. The office of the stable 
is open at all hours of ihe day and night, and has tele- 
phone connections with all parts of the city. Mr. Mc- 
Konkle is a native of Lebanon, Ind , and removed lo 
this ci'y April last. He has lived in Lebanon nearly all 
his life, is a blacksmith by trade and very ably and sa- 
tisfactorily filled the cfBce of Deputy Sheriff two years, 
aiid is a member of the G. A, R. He is a gentleman 
with hosts of friends everywhere, and his success in his 



Among those active in real estate operations in this 
city is the firm of Ralston & Baughman. The business 
was established in 1887 by B. M, and David Ralston 
In IS'JI the latter died, and the iirm of Ralston & 
Rentsch was formed, and continued for a period of six 
months, when Mr, Ralston bought his partner's interest 
and conducted the business until March 1, 1893, at 
which time he was joined by Mr. H. R. A. Baughman, 
The firm do a general real estate business, handling and 
dealing in city and suburban improved and unimproved 
property, and also buy, sell, lease and rent houses, 
lands and farms. They make a specialty of desirable 
business and residence property, and are always pre- 
pared to offer inducements to all seeking good paying 
investments. They also deal in Wisconsin and Southern 
Illinois timber lands. Messrs. Ralston & Baughman 
also place fire and life insurance in any of the strong, 
substantial foreign and American companies. They 
also act as agents for building and loan associations, 
Mr, B M Ralston is a native of Ohio, and is well and 
prominently known in this city, Mr. H R A Baugh- 

man is also a native of Ohio, He has resided in 
Indianapolis twenty-two years, and is largely in- 
terested in Wisconsin and Southern Illinois timber 
lands, and for a time was superintendent for 
Wonderly & Co,, lumber merchants of this city. Prior 
to coming here, he resided in Necedah, Wis,, where he 
held the office of county supervisor. The suite of offices 
of the iirm are Nos, 1 and 2 in the building 12;< North 
Delaware street, 


This business was established in 187-2 by Mr, John 
Keegan, who was succeeded in 1884 by Mr. C, G, Traut, 
and the latter gentleman by Mr. K. W. Nelil in 1890. 
In 1892. Mr, Wilson acquired possession of the store, 
and under bis able direction the business has greatly 
increased. The premises located at the corner of Bates 
and Noble streets comprise a ground floor and base- 
ment, each 20x50 feet in area. The spacious store is 
handsomely appointed and furnished, and the stock em- 
braces a full line of absolutely pure and fresh drugs and 
chemicals, all of standard quality, extracts, tinctures 
and pharmaceutical preparations of Mr. Wilson's own 
superior productions, all the proprietary remedies of 
established reputation and merit, the latest novelties in 
druggists' fancy articles, in fact, all articles generally 
included in a first-class drug store, while a specialty is 
made of the choicest brands of cigars. Mr. Wilson has 
had many years experience in the business, and came 
to this city from Knightstown, in this state. He is a 
native of Howard county, Indiana, a member of the 
Knights of Pythias, and of the Marion County Diug 
Association, He is a polite, courteous and refined gen- 
tleman, accurate, cautious and industrious, and is 
highly respected in business and social circles. 


For twenty-five years Mr. James Bogert, the well- 
known manufacturer and dealer in trunks and traveling 
goods in general, has been established in business. His 
place of business is located at 40 West Washington 
street, where four floors, each 18x100 feet in dimen- 
sions, are occupied. The workshop is supplied with 
every appliance necessary to the business, and a large 
force of skilled workmen are kept constantly employed. 
All the goods turned out at this popular establishment 
are hand made, and of the most superior and dur- 
able character. Mr. Bogert manufactures all styles and 
grades of trunks, sample trunks and cases being a spe- 
cialty. He also produces the finest of ladies' patent 
dress tray trunks, which are in great demand Besides 

trunks, Mr. Bogert does an extensive business 
dealer in traveling goods generally, and carries oi 
the largest assortments of traveling bags, valises, 
to be found in the city, and can offer better inc 
ments than any other house. A special departme 
devoted to repairing, and all work turned out is f 
anteed in every respect 


A business that has grown in volume and importance 
in the past decade is that in which Mr, W, McWorkman 
is engaged, manufacturing cornices and doing all kinds 
light iron work for buildings, etc, Mr, McWorkman 
has been established in thisbusiness since 1883,and in that 
time acquired a wide reputation and filled many orders 
and contracts in this city, state and adjoining states, 
and in every instance the best satisfaction has been ex- 
pressed. He is located at 106 and 108 South Pennsyl- 
vania street, where he occupies two floors, each 33x110 
feet in dimensions, equipped with the latest improved 
machinery for executing the best class of work anS 
keeps in his employ a force of thirty-live skilled work- 
men. Mr. McWorkman takes orders and enters into 
contracts of any magnitude for manufacturing and put- 
ting up galvanized iron cornices, patent sky lights, also 
slate and tin roofing, manufacturing window and door 
trimmings, and doing general job work in tin, copper, 
sheet iron, etc. Mr, McWorkman is well and favor- 
ably known among builders and contractors in this city 
and vicinity, and as a reliable business man has always 
sustained a high reputation. He is also agent for the 
best steel ceiling in the market, which is manufactured 
at Columbus, Ohio, It is light, fire-proof and orna- 
mental, and affords a considerable saving in fire in- 


Among the successful and prosperous business men in 
Indianapolis may be mentioned Mr, J, A, Papadopeu- 
lis, manufacturer of fine confectionery, Mr. Papa- 
dopeuris came to this city from Europe and established 
himself in business in 1885 on Meridian street, and a 
year ago removed to the premises 16x104 feet in area 
now occupied at 117 South Illinois street. From the 
outset success has rewarded his ably directed efforts 
and a large widespread wholesale and retail trade se- 
cured. The establishment is admirably equipped with 
everything requisite for the business, and a number of 
practical confectioners employed. Besides fine con- 
fectionery, chocolates, caramels, stick candies, etc , a 
specialty is made of home made candies. Only the 


best and purest materials are used, and the goods turned 
out have a wide sale and are always in active demand. 
The store is neatly and tastefully fitted up and made 
attractive by large plate glass show windows. Candies 
are manufactured fresh daily and a large business is 
carried on. Mr. Papadopeuris is a thorough-going, 
live, wide-awake business man of unquestioned integrity, 
well known in this city. 


Among the leading prescription druggists in Indian- 
apolis is Mr Thomas R. Thornburgb, whose place of 
business is located at 190 Fort Wayne avenue. This 
business was founded some twelve years ago by Messrs 
Ward Brothers, who were succeeded by Messrs, Trust- 
ier Bros. In 1888 the firm of Thornburgh & Allen be- 
came proprietors, and finally in 1891, the present pro- 
prietor secured sole control. The store has a frontage 
of 20 feet, and extends clear through the block to New 
Jersey street, a distance of 100 feet. A heavy and 
carefully selected stock is carried, which embraces be- 
sides the usual drugs and chemicals, a full assortment 
of pharmaceutical proprietary remedies, tinctures, ex- 
tracts, essences, fancy and toilet articles, fancy soaps, 
perfumes, sponges, mineral waters, medicinal wines ai]d 
liquors, imported and domestic cigars, and all druggists' 
sundries. The prescription department is under Mr. 
Thornburgh "s personal supervision, arid is open at all 
all hours. Mr Thornburgh was born in Wayne County, 
this state. He is an active Mason and a prominent and 
popular member of the Marion County Drug Associa- 
tion, also a graduate of Ann Arbo' School of Pb-armacy. 



most attractive, as well as ni 


jewelry houses of this city, is that owned by Charles 
Snavely. The store occupies the first door of the build- 
ing at 183 West Washington street, with a floor dimen- 
sion 20x40 feet. This flourishing business was originally 
established by R. Oehler in 1865. Mr Oehler con- 
ducted the business in the most successful manner until 
March, 1893, when Mr. Snavely became its manager and 
owner. The stock includes a full line of jewelry, 
watches, clocks, diamonds, silver and plated ware, bric- 
a-brac, etc. General repairing is alsopromptly attended 
to, the repairing of clocks, watches and jewelry being 
one of the specialties of the firm. The display of clocks 
is a fine one, comprising those of foreign and domestic 
make. They are here shown in all varieties, sizes and 
styles. Silverware, silver platedware and optical goods 

occupy a prominent place in this st^re, while popula 
prices prevail throughout. Mr. Snavely was born i 
Wooster, Ohio, and is a business man of much ability. 


One of the most wideawake and most practical watch- 
makers and jewelers in this city is Mr. Henry C. Scher- 
gens, who for the past seven years has been established 
in business in his present location, 151 East Washington 
street. Mr. Schergens, who, although a young man. has 
had quite an extended experience in this business and 
was formerly in the employ of several jewelry houses in 
this city. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, learned his 
trade in Tell City, Ind,, and came here eighteen years 
ago. He has been very successful since he embarked in 
business on his own account and by judicious manage- 
ment and low prices built up a fine custom. He keeps 
constantly in slock jewelry of every description in all the 
latest styles, also watches, clocks, a splendid assortment 
of diamonds, solid and plated silverware, spectacles, 
optical goods, and a great variety of fancy articles that 
belong to the business. The goods are all warranted as 
represented and are sold at prices that cannot be other- 
wise than satisfactory. Mr. Schergen's specialty is fine 
watch and jewelry repairing, in which he excels, and 
will be found upright, fair and honorable in all his 


One of the best qualified druggists in this city is Mr. 
E. W. Tompkins. He has had a long, valuable experi- 
ence compounding and dispensing medicines, and for 
a period of fifteen years has been engaged in business 
on his own account at 165 Massachusetts avenue. In 
dimensions, the store is 20x75 feet, and a model of neat- 
ness and order. The assortment of drugs kept in stock 
are of a superior quality, including druggists' sundries, 
toilet requisites, sick room supplies, surgical appliances, 
and a splendid assortment of perfumes. Mr. Tompkins 
specialty is compounding physicians' prescriptions and 
family recipes, and while every provision is made to se- 
cure the utmost accuracy, only the purest and best 
drugs obtainable are used. A native of Warrinton, Va , 
Mr. Tompkins came to Indianapolis in 1877, He is a 
business man of unquestioned reputation, and the ca- 
pable and efficient treasurer of the Massachusetts avenue 
and Michigan street Building and Loan Association. 
He is also a prominent member of the Marion County 
Drug Association Besides drugs and medicines, Mr 

keeps a full stock of paints, oils, gla 

d. M. SCOTT. 

One of the leading and most ably conducted pharma- 

is that of Mr. J M. Scott, at 53 Indiana avenue. The 
pharmacy was established in the premises now occupied 
twelve years ago by Messrs W. W. and ]. M Scott, but 
since 1883 has been nnder the sole control of the latter 
gentleman. The store is tastefully fitted up and ap- 
pointed and with its superb fountain and brilliant display 
of valuable goods presents a handsome and attractive 
appearance. The prescription department contains alt 
the requisite facilities for compounding and dispensing 
medicines in a thoroughly accurate and prompt manner 
while two competent and experienced assistants are em- 
ployed. A large and comprehensive assortment of pure 
drugs, chemicals, medicines, pharmaceutical specialties 
is kept in stock, also proprietary remedies, surgical 
bandages, toilet articles, perfumes ana druggists' sun- 
dries. Physicians' prescriptions and family recipes are 
a specialty. A native of Lafayette county, this state, 
Mr Scott has resided in Indianapolis for a period of 
twelve years and is a prominent member of the Marion 
County Drug Association and the State Pharmaceutical 


ity 1 


ment of its kind is that of Mr 
Wm. H Rathert at 99 North Illinois street, southeast 
corner Ohio— Stewart Place The pharmacy was estab- 
lished in 1881 by Mr. ]. M. Dryer, and eight years after 
came under the control of Mr. Rathert, who has since 
conducted it with marked skill and professional ability 
The dimensions of the premises are 22x75 feet and the 
fittings and appointments tasteful, neat and elegant 
Prescriptions are carefully and accurately compounded 
at all hours night bell calls receiving prompt response 
The stock is full and complete and comprises everything 
in the line of fresh drugs, pharmaceutical and proprie- 
tary preparations, also chemicals, tinctures, elixirs, per- 
fumery, toilet articles of every de?cription, druggists' 
sundries, supplies for the sick room, and everything that 
belongs to the business. Mr. Rathert, who was born in 
Ft. Wayne, this state, has resided in Indianapolis since 
1885 He is young, active, enterprising, and enjoys the 
esteem and confidence of all who know : 
ert is an active Freemason 



The Provident Life and Trust Company of Philadel- 
phia is ohe of the safest and most popular institutions 
of its kind in the country, and offers to investors excep- 
' tional advantages and security. In form of policy, 
prompt settlement of death claims, equitable dealing 
with policy holders, in strength of organization, and in 
everything which contributes to the security and cheap- 
ness of life insurance, the Provident stands unrivaled. 
In 1892. the amount of insurance in force was $il4 726,- 
533, and the assets, including capital. $23,020,737.10. 
Straight life and endowment policies are written, the 
latter class being a specialty, and it is fair to say that 
this company writes nine-tenths of its business upon 
the endowment. The Indianapolis branch office was 
opened twenty-five years ago. subsequently closed and 
reopened in 18i»0 under the management of the present 
general agent. Mr. D. W. Edwards, who prior to that 
time was employed at headquarters in Philadelphia He 
is a native of Henry county, Indiana, and is a reliable 
underwriter, an agreeable, trustworthy business man. 
and controls a flourishing business which is steadily 
growing under his able, conservative management. 
Mr. Edwards' office is Suite 44. Vance Block, corner of 
Washington street and Virginia avenue, and he is a 
popular member of the Life Underwriters" Association. 

S. FOX. 



ess was founded in 1879 by Mr. F, Boett- 
cher. who conducted it until July, 1892. when Mr Fox 
assumed the proprietorship. Ample facilities are pro- 
vided for cold storage for the preservation of meats, 
etc., for an indefinite period, and customers are thus 
enabled to secure the choicest and most wholesome beef, 
veal, mutton, lamb and country pork in all seasons of 
the year at the lowest prices. Mr 
noted for their excellent flavor, w 
are unsurpassed in general excellence. Being an expert 
judge of njeats. he buys only the best of home bred 
and dressed from the most reliable sources. His estab- 
lishment is a model of neatness and cleanliness. Polite 
service is accorded by five intelligent assistants, and or- 
ders are promptly delivered at residences in the city 
free of charge. Mr. Fox was born at South Bend, In- 
diana, and has resided in this city since 1884. He also, 
in addition to the above market, occupies stands 53 and 
54 East Market, and does a large business with hotels 
and restaurants, as well as private families. His tele- 
phone call is 1613, and all orders by it receive prompt 

attention. He is a wide-awake, enterprising and pop- 
ular young business man, and is esteemed by all 
with whom he has dealings. Mr. Fox is a Knight of 
Pythias of high standing. 



One of the oldest ladies' and children's furnishing 
establishments in this city is that now owned and con- 
ducted by Mr. Franklin Hunter, at 39 West Washington 
street. The business was established in 1879 by Vance, 
Hunter & Co., and continued until three years ago. 
when Mr. Hunter purchased his partner's interest, in- 
creased the stock of goods, and has since been enjoying 
a large and increasing patronage. Mr. Hunter occupies 
half of a spacious store, having a front of 18 with a 
depth of 120 feet, and here he makes a fine display of 
everything embraced under the general heading of 
ladies' and children's furnishing goods, also hosiery, kid 
and other gloves, corsets, etc., which are a specialty. 
This popular establishment is the leading recognized 
headquarters for this class of goods in the city. Mr. 
Hunter who was born in Ireland, has been in Indianap- 
olis thirteen years. He is a thorough busintiss man, 
polite and attentive, and enjoys the esteem and confi- 
dence of all who patronize his popular establishment. 


Although but two years have elapsed since Mr. John 
A, Kutsch has been established in business as a harness 
maker, he has secured a liberal share of public patron- 
age. ' He is located at 263 Massachusetts avenue, where 
he occupies a tastefully fitted up store, 22x75 feet, and 
carries a full and complete line of harness of all kinds, 
also saddles, bridles, horse equipments, robes, blankets, 
combs, brushes, etc. Mr. Kutsch is a practical harness 
maker of many years experience, and prior to engaging 
in business on his own account was in the employ of I. 
H. Harrington three years, and Ad Hereth the same 
length of time. He manufactures light, heavy, single 
and double harness for all purposes, finished in any 
style of mountings desired, uses only the finest and best 
materials, and all work turned out gives the best of sat- 
isfaction. A native of Tell city, Perry county, Ind . 
Mr. Kutsch came to Indianapolis in 1884. and is one of 
the best and most reliable harness makers in the city. 


view we desire to make special reference to 
otative establishment of Mr. M, F. Cum- 
ufacturer of type boxes and builders' wood 

work. Five years ago Mr. Cummings laid the founda- 
tion of the prosperous business he is now conducting at 
85 and 87 East South street, a two-story and basement 
brick building, 50x100 feet in dimensions and through- 
out equipped with the latest improved wood-working 
machinery, operated by a new gas engine of iwenty-five 
horse-power which has recently been put in, and a foite 
of skilled workmen is kept constantly employed. A 
specialty is made of type boxes for shipping electro 
plates, and the demand comes from all parts of the 
country. These boxes are made in a superior manner. 
He also manufactures door and window frames, mould- 
ings, brackets, hard and soft wood builders' finish, 
flooring, ceiling, wainscoting, wood work for interior 
decorative purposes, and also attends to orders for scroll 
sawing, etc. Mr. Cummings h^s resided in Indianapolis 
many years, and has always sustained a high reputation 
as a business man and citizen. 


No member of the pharmaceutical profession in Indian- 
apolis has better qualifications for the successful and in- 
tf-Uigent prosecution of his vocation than Mr. George C. 
Morrison, whose store is located at the corner of Virginia 
avenue and South street. This business was established 
in 18S9 by its present proprietor, who is a gentleman of 
large experience, and was for many years connected with 
the drug firm of Messrs. Morrison & Deprey. at Shelby- 
ville. Ind. The premises occupied comprise the entire 
main floor of a building 20x60 feet in area, spacious in 
dimensions and elegantly appointed in every respect, 
while the stock comprises pure and fresh drugs and 
chemicals, reputable proprietary remedies, toilet and 
fancy articles, druggists' sundries, physicians' and sur- 
geons' supplies, sick room necessities, etc. Mr. Morrison 
makes a specialty of compounding physicians' prescrip- 
tions and family recipes in a prompt and accurate man- 
ner. Mr. Morrison was born in Shelbyville. Ind., and 
came to Indianapolis in 1888. He is a graduate of the 
Perdu School of Pharmacy and a member of the Marion 
County Drug Association and of the I. O. O F. 


Among the noteworthy mercantile establichments that 
have come into existence of recent years in Indianapolis 
may be mentioned that of Mr. J E Whelden, dealer in 
gentlemen's furnishing goods, whose neat and attractive 
store is centrally located at 85 North Pennsylvania 
street, under the New Denison Hotel. This entecprise 
was inaugurated by him in 1887 at the above address.and 


secured a flattering and steadily increasing patronage 
from its inception. The store is tastefully arranged, while 
it contains a large, well selected and varied stock of shirts, 
hosiery, underwear, gloves, neckties, collars, cufis and 
handkerchiefs, umbrellas, canes, and men's furnishing 
goods in general, which give entire satisfaction as to cut. 
fit, finish, superior quality and reasonable price. The 
secret of Mr. Whelden's success is not far to seek, as he 
handles none but strictly first-class and reliable goods. 
Several efficient assistants are employed, and a large, 
fashionable trade is permanently supplied. Mr. Whelden 
is agent for the Union Co-operative Laundry. Laundry 
work is called for and delivered. 

One of th 
dealers in tr 
whose establish: 
Mr. Hereth. wh 


most prosperous harness makers and 
ks, etc., in the citv is Mr. Ad. Hereth. 
It 83 East Washington street. 
tive ef this state, established 
himself in business in a small way in 1^65, and soon 
built up a fine trade. Five years ago he removed to the 
splendid premises now occupied, comprising xhe first 
and second floors of a building, :25xl95 feet. Mr, Hereth 
manufactures all kinds of harness to order, also trunks, 
valises, satchels, collars, bridles, horse boots, etc., and 
deals in horse clothing, blankets, combs, brushes, etc. 
In the tastefully fitted up store a full stock of all kinds 
of the above goods are kept in stock, and a widespread 
wholesale and retail trade supplied. Mr, Hereth has 
won an enviable reputation as a harness and trunk 

and his goods a 
i very moderate 
and brisk. 


Foremost among the real estate concerns in this city 
is the firm of Welch & McCloskey. who also deal largely 
in insurance brokerage, and act ss rental, loan and 
steamship agents. These gentlemen, Messrs. John R. 
Welch and J. C, McCloskey formed their present co- 
partnership m 1!?88, and have since conducted heavy 
and important transactions on their own account and 
for a numerous clientage with pronounced success. 
Their offices are centrally located at 34 Circle street. and 
are handsomely furnished and fitted up with all modern 
conveniences. They carry on a general real estate 
business in all its branches, buying, selling, exchanging, 
leasing and letting all kinds of property. Loans on 
bond and mortgages are negotiated promptly and on 
favorable terms, estates are managed, rents collected, 
taxes paid, etc. Insurance to any an-ount is placed with 

reliable fire companies, ; 
Dually dispose of a large 


The representative and most prominen 
ndianapolis handling and dealmg in agrici 
lents is that of Clay Whiteley & Co . at 
The business was established it 

Commercial Club, They carry a large stock of 
agricultural implements of all kinds, keep six traveling 
salesmen on the road and control a first-class trade. 

t concern in 
iltural imple- 
28 Kentucky 
1 laSS by the 

ince Block, 8 
anapclis. Exp 





and from i 


inception has been successful The 
agent for the state of Indiana for the 
plows. Ideal corn planters, side de- 
livery hay rakes and Hawkeye hay loaders, manufac- 
tured by the Chambers, Bering & Quinlaw Company, 
at Decatur, 111 : also the Pioneer spring teeth harrows, 
with and without levers, spring teeth sulky hay rakes, 
manufactured by the D. C. & H. C Reed Company, 
Kalamazoo. Mich. ; Syracuse steel chilled plows, and 
the famous Whitely spring five hoe grain drill and horse 
corn drills, manufactured by the Star Drill Company, 
and other agricultural implements of reputable leading 
manufacturers The firm also handle and deal in reap- 
ers, mowers, binders of known utility and efficiency, 
also binder twine, and can supply any agricul- 
tural machine or implement made in the country at 
manufacturers prices, and their reputation for reliability 
has never been questioned. The membe s of the firm. 
Messrs. Clay and George Whiteley. are well and popu- 
larly known in this community as progressive, enter- 
prising business men, both prominent members of the 

ence not only of the gen- 
ie, but of his business compeers 
The corporation Mr Merz rep- 
the New York Underwriters 
a combination of the Hanover and 
Citizens Fire Insurance Companies, is 
noted tor great wealth, having a capital 
stock of $1,30(1.000. direct methods, and 
liberality and promptness in adjusting and 
paying claims. Mr. Merz has represented 
this reliable fire insurance agency for a 
period of ten years, and in that time has 
established a large, first-class, permanent 
business, which is steadily increasing. He 
is a native of Indiana, and during his long 
residence in this city has always sustained 
a high reputation as a fire underwriter and 

No special department of commarce is of more im- 
portance to a community than that of a pharmacist, 
and in that connection we call attention to the populr 
and prosperous pharmaceutical establishment of Mr. 
I. N. Heims. located at the northwest corner Illinois 
and Market streets. The bouse was established many 
years ago by Dr. Miller, who disposed of it 

Dr. S. 
1889. he in turn being succeeded by the 
present proprietor in 1S',U The stock carried embraces 
a great variety of drugs and chemicals not usually kept 
by all druggists, as well as a complete assortment of 
medicines, tinctures, extracts, perfumes, toilet requisites 
and phy icians' supplies. The prescription department 
IS under the direct supervision of the proprietor, and 
all prescriptions are compounded accurately and care- 
fully. This house is a laboratory for the manufacture 
of certain preparations of great value which belongs 
exclusively to the proprietor. Among these we note the 
invaluable German cough conqueror, the favor with 
which it has been received by the public, being a sure 
indication of its usefulness. 



There a 


i in this city many of the largest 
pecial lines in the Middle West, 

Notable among these concerns is the Central Chair Com- 
pany, manufacturers of cane and upholstered chairs and 
rockers. The foundation of their business dates from 
1H80. when it was established by Mr. A, D. Streight. 
and in 1884 incorporated under the laws of the state 
with an ample capital under the present style. The 
premises occupied at the corner of Georgia and Missouri 
streets, comprise besides a spacious yard for the storage 
of lumber, a main building and factory constructed of 
brick, four stones high and 50x180 feet in area, also a 
two-story warehouse 50xl00,besides dry kilnsand storage 
houses. A spur from the Big Four railroad extends 
through the yard and every facility is provided for ship- 
ping to all parts of the United States. The factory 
throughout is equipped with the latest improved wood 
working machinery operated by a 150 horse-power stecim 
engine and brings into requisition a large force of skilled 
workmen. The building is heated by a Sturtevant heat- 
ing apparatus, which also furnishes heat in the drying 
kilns. The company manufacture a full line of cane 
chairs and rockers in new, handsome, original styles and 
also chairs and rockers in all kinds hard woods in mod- 
ern and antique designs, richly upholstered in silk 
satin, velvet, rep, brocatelle, etc. The company get out 
no less than 125 different styles of chairs and rockersand 
are constantly introducing new designs. Thegreaterpart 
ofthe trade comes from the territory embraced between 
the Mississippi river and the Atlantic coast and is of the 
most substantial character. The president of the com- 
pany is Mr. Thos. L. Thompson, vice-president, Mr. 
Chas. F. Woerner, and secretary-treasurer, Mr. B. F. 
Schmid, all well known, prominent, representative busi- 
ness men and popular citizens. In 1887 the company's 
factoiy was destroyed by fire and immediately after the 
premises now utilized were erected and have since been 


Mr. Rupp is one of our representative merchants, 
who during his extended business career of upwards of 
forty years, has done much to elevate the taste in dress 
of our best citizens. His establishment is a model in 
its line, reflecting great credit on the proprietor, and is 
most attractively equipped and furnished. He has at 
all times displayed in his comprehensive stock, the 
lattest patterns in imported fabrics, also cloths, cassi- 

and vestings, and in trimmings, linings and nov- 
elties he always displays the latest styles, and the most 
elegant finish. Mr. Rupp devotes himself entirely to 
custom work of the highest grade, and no order is al- 
lowed to leave his establishment but is what could be 
asked of high class workmanship in its line. Although 
a native of Philadelphia, Mr. Rupp has been so long a 
resident of this city that he has become thoroughly 
identified with all that pertains to its best interests. He 
employs only the best talent and the most experienced 
cutters, and is prepared to promptly furnish samples, 
suits or single garments to customers at a distance, and 
by sending a correct measure they can rely on obtain- 
ing the same satisfaction as if they were present. Mr. 
Rupp employs an ample corps of assistants, and hand- 
les a large city trade, and also enjoys the patronage of 
a large number of old establishi-d customers in all por- 
tions of the state 


W. Bullock, who 
ber, 1892, by Mr 

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»te. They 

nally s 


rted in 1890 by Mr. 
3tly joined, in Sep- 
Iton. Both gentle- 


ently alv 

; have 

their books 

residential, manufacturing sites and farm and coal lands 
for sale. They are the agents for vast tracts of coal 
lands in Clay County and adjoining counties, and can otier 
the most desirable channels for safe investment. They 
have been singularly successful in procuring money on 
bonds and mortgage, and in this branch they are of the 
utmost service to borrower and lender, securing to the 
one ample funds with which to improve or extend his 
business, and to the other a profitable and safe invest- 
ment. The properties in which they deal are absolutely 
perfect as regards their title, and no realty is handled 
except that which is a perfectly safe investment. They 
do a real estate business in all its branches, and are pre- 
ke the entire management of estates for 
■esident owners, securing good tenants, 
paying taxes; making repairs, effecting 
nd maintaining the property at all times 
condition of productiveness. Messrs. 
3e found gentlemen in every sense 
ind confidence reposed in them, 
honorable, their great aim being 


Bullock & Bolton i 
worthy of the tri 

the welfare and benefit 
are at 36 North Delawar 




rporated May i, 1H93. 











J P. Frenzel, 

Edward Hawkius, 

Albert Lieber, 

Otto N. Frenzel 

James F Fa.ley, 

Henry W. Lawrtn 

F, G, Darlington, 

Frederick Fahnley 

Wm Haueisen, 

Charles B Stuatt 


rd G, Curneliub. 

Ttie Indiana 

Trust CoinDany, 

Capital Stock, $1,000,000, 






or AGENT, 
and attend to the safe investment of funds 

H. H. LKK, 



Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, 



The business in this line has increased to its pres- 
ent limits principally during the last fifteen years, since 
the house of Tanner tS; Sullivan began to take the 
lead in it. This firm is now conceded to be one of the 
largest importers and dealers of tin plate in the West. 
Their four-story and basement buildings, located at 
116 and 118 South Meridian street, are admirably 
fitted for carrying on their extensive business, con- 
sisting of tin plate, sheet iron, metals, tinners' sup- 
plies, tools and machines, all kinds of tinware and u 
general line of kitchen furnishing goods. This house 
has unequaled facilities for handling the business in 
their line, being represented throughout the con- 
tingent territory, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ken- 
tucky, by a number of traveling salesmen who are 
thoroughly posted in the requirements of the trade, 
and it is a well known fact that all business entrusted 
to the care of Tanner & Sullivan is attended to with 
promptness and in a most satisfactory manner. Both 
members of the firm are active workers in the Com- 
mercial Club and Board of Trade, Mr. Tanner hav- 
ing been president of the last named organization for 

J. C. PERRY & CO., 


26, 2S and 30 West (ieorgia St., 
INDIfl^APOblS, - IND. 

established an immense wholesale trade in all branches 
of business. This is particularly true of the gro:ery 
line in which no firm can take precedence over that of 
Messrs. J. C. Perry & Co., of 26. 2.S and 30 West Geor- 
gia street, who, since their establishment in 1887, have 
mat with a liberal patronage, which the energy and 
activity of the members of the firm has increased to 
su;h an extent that they are now among the leiders in 
the trade- They occupy extensive premisjs at the above 
address, comprising th-ee floors and basement, each 
being ,58x2')0 feet in dimensions, perfectly adapted to 
all the requirements of the line. This is packed with 
an immense stock of foreign and domestic groceries, 
canned goods, condiments and table delicacies and lux- 
uries, together with new season teas of all the popular 
brands, the most fragrant coffees, and all the multifa- 

this fundamental branch of trade. The firm are also 
extensive dealers in fine cigars, chewing and smok- 
ing tobaccos of the favorite brands. They have a 
thorough and intimate knowledge of all the details of the 
industry, and as they are personally conversant with 
the tastes and demands of the most critical public, and 
maintain relations of a very favorable nature with im- 
porters and manufacturers all over the country, they 
are in a position to effectively meet all requirements 
and to cater to a high class patronage in an excep- 
tionally effective manner. Exp'rienced traveling 
salesmen are kept upon the road throughout Indiana 
and Illinois, while capable employes are engaged 
in the house. Mr, J C. Perry, the founder, is one of 
our substantial business men, who is always affable, 
courteous and extremely popular among his patrons 
He conducted the business for nearly six years under 
his own name, and adopted the present style on Ian 1. 



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No. 9 Massachusetts Avenue, Wyandot Block, 

l|^Dl/:tr(ppOCIS, ip/D. 

It IS impossible in cjnntction with the complexities 
of city life, to overestimate the value of first-classplumb- 
ers in keeping that deadly enemy, sewer gas, away 
from houses A prominent and progressive firm, actively 
engiged in this branch of industrial enterprise is that 
of Messrs Dewald & Gall, sanitary plumbers and nat- 
ural gas fitters, and dealers in electric fixtures and 

in the Wyandot Block, at 9 Massachusetts avenue and 
60 East Ohio street. This business was established six 
years ago by Messrs M, Dewald and Peter J, Gall. 
Mr. Dewald is a thoroughly practical and expert plumb- 
er and gas fitter, and Mr Gall has had long experience 
in the financial part of the business. They are both 
fully conversant with every detail of their important 
business, and the requirements of the most ex,-icting 
customers. They occupy spacious and commodious 
premises, and carry a large and carefully selected stock 
of electric and gas fixtures, chandeliers, brackets, globes, 
lead, wrought and cast iron pipe, rubber hose, bath 
tubs, urinals, valves, pumps, sinks, water closets, nat- 
ural gas fixtures and all plumbers' supplies. The firm 
make a specialty of sanitary plumbing and natural gas 
fitting, and promp ly attend to orders (telephone call 
1321 ) They undertake everything in their line, and 
the complete fitting up of buildings is satisfactorily ex- 
ecuted at reasonable prices. The firm employ only 
first-class workmen, and use the best materials, while 
they fully guarantee all work. The partners are noted 
in this community for their promptness and integrity, 


Importers and Dealers in Fine Teas, 

SOS Pennsylvania Ave , INDIANAPOLIS. IND. 

Among the leading importers and dealers in fine teas, 
etc, of the United States, a firm that occupies a prom- 
inent place because of the excellence of its goods is that 
of H F, Solliday & Co , whose eastern house is located 
at HO South Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis, and 
whose western branch is in Wichita, Kan, The busi- 
ness was originated in 1876, and has grown to large di- 
mensions under the able direction of the proprietors. 
The office, warehouse and manufactory is of ample di- 
mensions and splendidly equipped with every conven- 
ience for the active prosecution of the trade The firm 
have influential connections with the leading dealers in 
teas in China and Japan, and are able to secure the be t 
fresh crop productions of each brand, and to offer 
special inducements to retailers, both as regards price 
and quality. They also manufacture pure baking pow- 
der, according to the most scientific formulae, taking 
care to eliminate all injurious materials, and to turn 
out an article of superior merit. Their two special 
brands of baking powder "Invincible" and "Baker's 
Delight" so happily named, are rapidly becoming favor- 
ites wherever introduced. They manufacture besides 
the above, high grade vinegar, fruit flavoring extracts, 
liquid bluing, prepared mustard, pepper sauce and to- 
mato catsup, and also import direct, spices of all kinds, 
which are ground on the premises, thus insuring their 
purity and strength. Nothing more clearly indicat s 
the high quality of the goods handled by the house, and 
of those manufactured by them, than the activity, wide 
extent and rapidly increasing proportions of the trade, 
which covers the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and 
Kentucky, and over the whole southern and western 
territory, requiring the constant attention of six travel- 
ingsalesmen. The proprietors are gentlemen of high 
standing in the community, and are popular because of 
their ability, strict integrity and honorable methods 
Mr, A, B Conkle has entire management of the Indian- 
apolis house, of which he owns a half interest, having 
been identified with the business the past ten years. He 
is a young man, a native of this city, and under his able 
and efficient management, the house has been brought 
into prominence, and maintains the position it holds 






An important and olj established manufacturing in- 
dustry in this city is that conducted by F. M- Simminds, 
proprietor of the Victor Buggy Works, whose warerooms 
are located at 179 East Washington street, and 182 East 
Pearl street The business was formerly located on New 
Jersey street, but has been located at the present ad- 
dress for the past eight years. Mr Simminds is a manu- 
facturer of all kinds of buggies, carriages and surreys, 
and his warehouse occupies the ground floor at 179 East 
Washington street, 25x100 feet in dimensions, with a fac- 
tory in the rear fronting on 182 East Pearl street, five 
floors, 25x100 feet. Here fifty hands are employed and 
the trade extends throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and 
Kentucky, and Mr. Simminds isoneof the largest manu- 
facturers in his line in the city. He is also a large dealer 
in light farming implements. A large stock of fine car- 
riages, buggies, surreys, etc., is at all times carried, a 
specialty being made of the No. Ill Victor surrey. This 
beautiful vehicle is a marvel of style for a low price. It 
is without question the easiest riding and lightest draft 
jib made to carry four people. It is furnished in Eng- 
lish green body cloth, spring cushions and backs, painted 
black unless otherwise ordered, curtains and all com- 
plete. The firm take pride in recommending this as th ■ 
handsomest and best jib they have built for the trade. 
Mr. Simminds was born in New York state and came to 
Indianapolis twelve years ago. He is a gentleman of 
middle life and is a practical carriage builder, who has 
earned the confidence and respect of the business com- 
munity by his honorable, upright business methods 


Hardwood Lumber, 

148 Soatt? U/est Street 


The trade in hardwood lumber is undoubtedly one of 
the most important in Indianapolis, and the city is well 
represented in this respect by a number of responsible, 
reliable houses, among which that of Messrs. Landers A: 
Donnelly is conspicuous. The firm commenced operations 
in 1890 on the premises now occupied, at 148 South 
West street, and have since been conducting a large 
prosperous business. The lumber yard is 150x300 feet 
in area, and well equipped with sheds, storehouses, etc., 
and provided with every convenience for receiving and 
handling stock and filling orders. All kinds of hardwood, 
oak, ash, poplar, walnut, etc., is kept in stock, and the 
annual sales reach upwards of 5.000,000 feet. The 
firm handle rough and dressed hardwoods for furniture 
manufacturers, agricultural implement makers, builders, 
cabinet makers, and handle a vast amount of rail- 
road and street car ties, supplying millions yearly, 
and supply a trade which comes from this city 

Mr. H, I- Landers was born in this state, and 
is a prominent member of the Board of Trade, also the 
Odd Fellows. Elks and Red Men. Mr. Maurice Don- 
nelly is a native of Ireland, but has been in this coun- 
try many years and in Indianapolis since 1881. He 
belongs to the Red Men and Elks, and is president of 
the local branch of the National League of America, 
The firm obtain their stock of lumber direct from the 
mills in Indiana. Tennessee, Arkansis, Kentucky, etc , 
and can always offer the best inducements to the trade 


Real Estate Dealers 


i2ij North Delaware Street, 

Among those active m real estate operations in this 
city is the firm of Ralston & Robertson. The business 
was established in 1887 by B. M. and David Ralston. 
In 1801 the latter died, and the firm of Ralston & 
Rentsch was formed, and continued for a period of six 
months, when Mr. Ralston bought his partner's interest 
and conducted the business until March I, 1893. at 
which time he was joined by Mr. H. R. A, Baughman, 
and on June 3. 1893. Mr. Jno. A. Robertson succeeded 
Mr. Baughman in the business. The firm do a general 
real estate business, handling and dealing in city and 
suburban improved and unimproved property, and also 
buy. sell, lease and rent houses, lands and farms. They 
make a specialty of desirable business and residence 
property, and are always prepared to offer inducements 
to all seeking good paying investments. They also 
deal in Wisconsin and Southern Illinois timber lands. 
M':ssrs Ralston & Robertson also place fire and life 
insurance in any of the strong, substantial foreign and 
Am.erican companies. They also act as agents for 

I 2 in the bu 

■ of offices of the 
'-; North Delaw; 

M Ralston is 
lii'ently known 
ef department 

Indianapolis Paint and Color Company, L. F. ADAns & CO., Original Eagle Clothing Company, 

40, 42 and 44 Massachusetts Avenue, 



Among the recently established, yet none the less im- 
portant manufacturing concerns in this city is the Indi- 
anapolis Paint and Color Company, which was or- 
ganized with ample capital in November, IS'JS. and 
has from the outset, had a most prosperous career. 
The officers of the company are L S. Sargent, presi- 
dent, and G. C. Fisher, secretary and treasurer. The 
office, salesrooms and manufactory of the company are 
located at 40. 43 and 44 Massachusetts avenue, and are 
fully equipped with all necessary machinery and appli- 
ances. The building occupied is a three-story structure, 
90x100 feet in dimensions, on the ground floor of which 
are the heavily stocked salesrooms of the company. 
The company are manufacturers and grinders of strictly 
pure paints and colors, and dealers in window glass, 
varnishes, brushes and painters' supplies. The leading 
specialties which the company manufacture and handle 
are: Capital City Liquid Paints. Capital City Ready 
Made Painters' Colors, (in paste form); Capital City 
Barn Roof and Fence Paints, Capital City Family 
Paints, Capital City Gloss Carriage Paints. Capital City 
Floor Paints. Capital City White Shellac Liquid Wood 
Filler.Capital City Pure Oil Stains. Capital City Golden 
Ochre, Capital City French Ochre. Capital City Eng- 
lish Venetian. Red: Capital City Light Stone Ochre, 
Capital City White Lead. Capital City Cycle Black, 
Capital City Rrady Mixed. Gold Paint: Capital City 
Gold Paint and Liquid. Capital City Black Board Slat- 
ing, Capital City Furniture Polish, Capital City Paste, 
Hard Wood Fillers. Capital City White Enamel. 
Capital City Bath Tub Enamel. As the superior excel- 
lence of these goods becomes better known, the demand 
for them becomes correspondingly greater, and the 
company is rapidly building up an extensive trade 
throughout this section of the country. The company 
also carry a full line of window glass including all 
grades of heavy plate glass. Both Messrs, L. S. Sargent, 
the president, and G C Fisher, the secretary and treas- 
urer, are gentlemen well known in business and financial 
circles, and are highly esteemed for their honorable 
business methods and for their unremitting care and 
attention to the interests of customers. As evidence of 
the popularity of this company's goods, we desire to 
state that it was awarded the contract for furnishing the 
paint for the Indiana State Building at the World's 


28 South Delaware Street, 

Indianapolis is the natural headquarters for the whole- 
sale trade in fruits and produce for a very large and 
prosperous section of country. Among the leading 
houses engaged in this business is that of L F. Adams 
& Co, of 3S South Delaware street, which has long been 
known as a responsible and trustworthy concern whose 
business methods are all that can be desired. In 1875, 
Mr. Adams established his present house, and has 
steadily developed a widely extended trade upon a sound 
and lasting basis. The premises comprise four spacious 
floors completely equipped with every modern conven- 
ience for the proper storage, handling and shipment 
of fruits and produce of every description, the specialty 
being fine grade small fruits, such as strawberries, of 
which an immense number is handled annually, and 
fancy vegetables and produce. The line also embraces 
oranges, lemons, bananas, melons, cocoanuts, potatoes, 
apples, onions, beans, cabbage, butter, eggs, poultry 
and game, particular and prompt attention being paid 
to orders for car lots. A large commission business in 
these valuable commodities is also transacted, consign- 
ments being received from the best producing sections 
of the country, direct from growers, and prompt and 
accurate returns of sales always rendered. Corre- 
spondents are referred to Fletcher's Bank, the Commer- 
cial Agencies, and the wholesale house-, generally, the 
high standing of this well known house being recog- 
nized among the commercial and financial circles of this 
city. Mr. Adams is a smart, active business man in 
the prime of life, who justly merits the conspicuous 
success he has achieved 


5 *Sc7 VV. Washington St., 
. S. Meridian St., INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 

One of the most popular and reliable clothing houses 
in the city of Indianapolis is that which has always 
been conducted under the style of the Original Eagle 
Clothing Company, located at 5 and 7 West Washing- 
ton street, with an L at 16 South Meridian street, of 
which Mr. L. Strauss is the proprietor. The business 
dates back to the year 1853, when it was founded by 
Mr. M. Dernham at the present location. From 1866 
to lS7y the enterprise was conducted by Messrs. Gries- 
heimer & Co., and from the latter date to 1885, Messrs. 
Strauss and Gundelfinger were the proprietors. Mr. 
Strauss resuming business by himself from 1887 until 
the present date, Mr. Gundelfinger retiring. The present 
spacious and attractive building was erected in 1873, of 
which the ground floor and basement are utilized by the 
company, and the store with its large plate glass win- 
dows and handsome interior affords excellent opportun- 
ities for the advantageous display of the large, varied 
and valuable stock always carried. This consists of 
fine goods only in each department, and places the 
house in the front rank among the leaders in its line. 
The fine clothing department embraces suits and single 
garments for men, youths and boys, manufactured from 
the best imported and domestic cassimeres. cheviots, 
diagonals, serges, etc., and guaranteed as regards style 
finish and excellence of workmanship. In gents' fur- 
nishing goods, the assortment is equally choice and at- 
tractive, while the latest fashions in hats and caps are 
always displayed here before anywhere else in the city. 
The goods are all of a superior quality, and as a con- 
sequence the house is patronized by the most fashion- 
able and wealthiest of our citizens. A staff of fourteen 
polite and attentive clerks and salesmen are at hand to 
wait upon customers, and the establishment is noted as 
the easiest place in which to make selections, the varied 
nature of the stock giving a choice not to be duplicated 
elsewhere. Mr. Strauss came to Indiana in 1865 from 
Germany, his native country, and has always enjoyed 
the esteem and high regard of the mercantile and social 
community. He is a prominent member of the Com- 
mercial Club, the Turnhalle and the I, O. O. F. This 
is one of the oldest clothing houses in the city, and 
under the energetic and able direction of its present 
proprietor, its reputation as a representative establish- 
ment in its line has been greatly enhanced. 


General Commission Merchants, 

30 & 32 S. Delaware Street 



Amonfi the leading houses engaged in the commission 
business of Indianapolis is that of Mummenhoff & Co , 
located at 30 and 32 South Delaware street, and 46 and 
4y Virginia avenue. The business was established 
eleven years ago by the present firm and has since de- 
veloped rapidly. They occupy three floors at the above 
address, 25x100 feet in dimensions, well appointed and 
equipped with all necessary conveniences for the dis- 
play, sale and storage for consignments, and provided 
with a complete and efficient shipping service. They 
handle large quantities of foreign and domestic fruits, 
vegetables and country produce generally, received di- 
rect from importers and producers, and enjoy superior 
advantages for quick sales and prompt returns. The 
firm solicit consignments, and are prepared to furnish 
patrons with all information with reference to the de- 
mand for their special lines of commodities, the condi- 
tions and fluctuations of the markets and other points 
of value. They employ sixteen clerks in the house and 
five traveling men who attend to the trade of house 
throughout Indiana and Illinois. Their operations for 
account of customers are handled judiciously, closed up 
without delay, and immediate returns of the proceeds 
made to consignor;. The house is wid(_'ly known for its 
honorable business methods, and its efficiency has 
made it a substantial and reliable factor in the trade of 
Indianapolis. The firm refer by permission to Brad- 
street and Dun's Commercial Agencies and to the Merid- 
ian National Bank of this city. Mr. Mummenhoff has 
been a member of the Board of Trade for the last ten 
years, and is on the Produc-- Committee. 


No. 24 South Illinois St., 

One of the best and most reliable houst 


J pay- 

ments is that of the American Investment Company, at 
24 South Illinois street. This prosperous, flourishing 
company was formed four years ago, with Mr. J. W- 
Schmeltz as manager and W. A, Lorentz secretary and 
treasurer. The company carries an extensive stock of 
rich, elegant goods, comprising gold and silver watches, 
sparkling diamonds, clocks, and jewelry of every de- 
scription in all the new fashionable styles, which are 
sold for cash or by easy weekly or monthly payments. 
The officers of the company are upright, honorable busi- 
ness men of unquestioned integrity and all having deal- 
ings with them highly commend their liberal, fair, 
square business methods. They fully warrant all goods 
to be strictly as represented and are doing a large local 
and country business. Mr. Schmeltz is a native of Ohio 
and has resided in Indianapolis five years. He is an act- 
ive member of the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Lorentz 
was born in Iowa and came here in 1880 They are both 
young men, active, energetic and enterprising. They 
are practicial watchmakers and jewelers and pay particu- 
lar attention to fine watch and jewelry repairing, execut- 
ing the work in a superior manner at moderate prices. 


DoninilSSlON ^ HlERCHflNTS, 

Foreign and Domestic Fruits, 

76 & 78 E. MARYLAND ST., 

Representative in the foreign and domestic fruit trade 
of Indianapolis is the reliable and popular house of 
Messrs. Vinch, Sanzeri & Co,, commission merchants 
and jobbers in fruits, whose office and warehouse is at 
7()and 78 East Maryland street Its foundation dates from 
1803 when it was established by the present proprietors. 
The premises occupied comprise the ground floor and 
basement of a building.36xl()0 feet in area, and are per- 
fect in their adaptability for all purposes of the business. 
The house does a purely commercial business, and is 
headquarters for bananas, oranges and lemons. The 
members of firm are Mr, M. Vinch and Mr. N. Sanzeri 
They are natives of Italy, and have a wide acquaint- 
ance among producers and shippers throughout the 
south and countries outside the United States, and with 
dealers and the trade throughout the city and state. 
Being so well equipped they are prepared to the best 
satisfaction to all having business relations with them. 
They are active and energetic, live and wide awake, and 
always reliable. They are prompt in effecting sales and 

of friends and 

They are doing a splendi 
ply a large trade in the 
They employ a force of ; 

nd throughout the st 
' are prepa- 


fill orde 

From two to three car-loads of bananas are handled 
a week, and the firm receive large consignments of 
garden produce and mak.- prompt returns. They refer 
by permission to Dun and Bradstreet's Agencies and the 
Merchants National Bank The telephone call of the 
house is 487. 

F. Mascari Bros. & Co., FERB. A. fiB^ELUER N. A. MOORE & CO., 

Foreign and Domestic Fruits pharmacist. ' Grocery and Meat narket 

47 South Delaware St., INDIANAPOLIS. 

Representative in the fruit trade of Indianapolis is 
the widely known house of F. Mascari Bros & Co., 
wholesale dealers in foreign and domestic fruits and 
commission merchants, 47 South Delaware street. Its 
foundation dates from 18S;j, when it was established by 
Mr. Frank Mascari, who conducted it for a period of 
three years, when he was joined by his brothers Messrs. 
Joe and Paul Mascari, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph 
Giuliano. The premises utilized comprise two floors 
and basement, each 25x150 feet in area, and these are 
provided with every facility, and are perfect in conven- 
ience of arrangement for the storage and handling of 
the choice, varied and valuable stock constantly carried. 
Messrs. F. Mascari Bros. & Co. have a wide acquaint- 
ance among the producers and shippers in not only this 
but in foreign countries, and are well equipped and pre- 
pared to render the best satisfaction to all having busi- 
ness relations with them. They are constantly receiv- 
ing consignments, and are able to offer the best induce- 
ments to buyers. They handle most extensively all kinds 
of foreign and domestic fruits, such as oranges, lemons, 

porters of Italian products of every description. They 
make a leading specialty of bananas, of which they 
handle from two to three car-loads per week. The 
firm employs a large force of assistants, and supply a 
rapidly increasing trade in the city and throughout 
the states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and ad- 
joining states. All members of the firm are natives of 
Italy, and have resided since 1882 in Indianapolis, where 
they have the highest standing as business men and 
citi;;ens As regards their financial standing, they refer 
to R. G. Dun & Co , J. Denunzio, J. Leverone & Co., 
J. Passalacqua & Bro and the Merchants National 
Bank. They are prompt in effecting sales and in ren- 
dering accounts, command the regard and esteem of a 
large circle of friends and acquaintances, and well de- 
serve the popularity and prosperity they enjoy 

S. W. Cor. Washington and East Sts.. 

An admirably equipped and well appointed pharmacy 
in this city is that now owned and conducted by Mr. 
Ferdinand A. Mueller, at the southwest corner Wash- 
ington and East Streets. It is also one of the oldest, 
having been established in the premises now occupied as 
long ago as 1865 by Mr. L. H. Mueller, who was born 
in Germany in 1842. came to this country about 186U. 
He was succeeded in business by Mr. J. Geo 
Mueller and in 18!U the business came under theconlro! 
of Mr. Ferd A Mueller, his brother. The store is 20x 
100 feet in dimensions and is very attractively fitted up, 
the display being particularly tasteful. The stock, which 
has been selected with great care, is large and 
complete and includes pure, fresh drugs, medicines and 
chemicals of every description, extracts, essences, tinc- 
tures, pharmaceutical. patent medicines, mineral waters, 
toilet articles, perfumery, surgical appliances and drug- 
gists" sundries- Prescriptions are a leading specialty 
with Mr, Mueller, and it is almost needless to say they 
are compounded with that degree of skill and accuracy 
his long experience as a pharmacist enables him to ex- 
ercise. He is a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of 
the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. He is courteous, 
polite and unremitting in his attentions to patrons. C. 
G Mueller, father of present proprietor, came to this 
city in 1853, was born in Germany in 1822 and died in 
this city in 1883 


I, 3 and 5 Indiana Avenue, 

The popular and well appointed grocery and meat 
market, owned by N, A. Moore, is one of the best known 
houses of its kind in Indianapolis. It was established 
in 1800 by the present proprietor, and has occupied the 
same location since the time of its origination. The 
site is a most desirable one. Three prominent avenues 
of the city, namely: Illinois, Ohio and Indiana avenues 
meet and form a triangle. Here is found the commodi- 
ous, centrally located, wholesale and retail house owned 
and successfully operated by Mr. Moore. The store 
comprises two salesrooms, covering a floor space of 220 
feet. A general line of fancy and staple groceries is 
kept in stock in the east room, while the west room is 
elegantly fitted up for a meat market This highly re 
liable firm makes a specialty of fancy groceries of every 
description, together with bottled goods, teas and coffees. 
A large stock of fresh goods is always on hand, while 
the trade of this house extends throughout the entire 
city and its suburbs. Eight assistants are constantly 
employed, while three delivery wagons are kept for the 
delivery of goods and the convenience of their cus- 
tomers. Hotels, restaurants, cafes, etc., are supplied 
with every delicacy of the season. Mr. Moore is a na- 
tive of Bellefontaine, Ohio. He is a prominent mem.- 
ber of the order of Knights of Pythias, and occupies 
the honorary position of president of the Retail Grocers' 
Association. Mr. Moore is very prominent in business 
circles. He is an active and energetic man, who, by his 
own exertions has built up for himself a large and con- 
stantly increasing trade. Telephone 892. Mr. Moore 
has recently opened a branch store at 1054 North Mis- 
sissippi street. 19x80 feet in area, which is under the 
able management of Mr, H. S. Ratliff, requiring the 


PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS, Housefumistiing, Dry and Fancy Goods, 

13 West Washington Street, 

Pennsylvania Street, Der 


L0UI5 HEIER 6^ CO., 
Shirts, Pants, Overalls, Etc. 



No industry is of such essential importance to every 
citizen as that of the plumber and gas titter. There is 
no security for the health and comfort of the population 
where the best ru'es that govern sanitary plumbing 
have been overlooked, for dread and insidious diseases 
invariably follow any violation of the principles of 
hygienic plumbing. Happily Indianapolis numbers 
among her enterprising tradesmen and mechanics some 
of the most reputable and experienced sanitary plumb- 
ers in the country. Among the foremost is the young 

nd flourishing 



These gentlemen formed their present (irm in 1888, and 
bringing to bear a wide range of practical expe- 
rience, soon obtained a well deserved reputation 
for the thoroughness and excellence of their work. 
They have completed many large contracts, among oth- 
ers the plumbing of the National Soldiers' Home at 
Marion, Indiana, at a cost of $10,100; the plumbing and 
steam fitting of the shops and round hous ■ of the Big 
Four railroad at Bellefontaine. Ohio; also the handsome 
residence of E F. Claypool, at a cost of $3,500, goods 
being manufactured by J. L. Mott of New York; the 
residences of Thomas L. Sullivan, A W Conduit and 
others. They have just taken a contract to furnish the 
gas fixtures for the new Public Library, at a cost of 
$3,200, fixtures being manufactured by the well-known 
firms of Thackara Manufacturing Co, of Philadelphia. 
They occupy spacious and well appointed premises, 
■which are equipped with all necessary tools and 
appliances. Several skilled hands are employed, and 
prices are placed at the lowest figures consistent 
with first-class work. A well selected stock is carried, 
including plumbers' and gas fitters" fixtures and appli- 
ances, gas and electric chandeliers, patent hydrants, 
lift and force pumps, wash basins, bath tubs, water 
closets, iron sinks, sheet lead, street washers, faucets 
and all the various and newest devices used in the busi- 
ness Special attention is paid to natural gas fitting. 
Estimates are furnished, and contracts are entered into 
and executed expeditiously, satisfaction being guaranteed 
in every instance. The telephone call of the office is 
1C75 the store, etc , are located at 9:i North Penn- 
sylvania street, in the Denison Block. 

The great 5, 10 and 25-cent store of Messrs. Turpin 
& Mathews is one of those useful establishment 5 where 
prudent and thrifty housewifes love to deal, owing to 
the varied character of the goods handled, and the ex- 
treme lownessof prices This now flourishing establish- 
ment was opened in 188::! by Turpin & Co., but since 
the first of last January, has been conducted under the 
present name and style, and is one of a chain of similar 
stores in different cities of which Mr. Turpin is at the 
head It is the only original one of the kind in this 
city, and receives a large and liberal patronage. The 
premises occupied at 13 West Washington street, owned 
by Mr, Turpin, comprise four floors and basement, 
each 30x200 feet in area, which are stocked to repletion 
with an almost endless variety of goods, comprising 
glassware, wood and willow ware, queensware, hard- 
ware, tinware, mirrors, school requisites, fancy articles 
of every description, vases, ornaments, also dry goods, 
notions, laces, ribbons, hosiery, toys, velocipedes, desks, 
trunks, in short almost everything needed in the house- 
hold. These goods are purchased in immense quantities 
direct from leading manufacturers and importers, and 
the prices at which they are sold defy competition. The 
patronage is both wholesale and retail, and is not con- 
fined to the city, but comes from all the surrounding 
cities and towns, Mr, S, T, Turpin, who was born in 
Australia and raised in Boston, is a capitalist and re- 
sides in New York. Mr. H. E. Mathews is a native of 
Ireland, but has been in the country about ten years 
He IS a young man of business push and enterprise, and 
was for several years traveling salesman for a wholesale 
linen house in the city of New York, He is popular in 
the city, and a prominent member of the Commercial 
Club, and holds the rank of major in the staff of Gen, 
Ross, uniformed rank of Knights of Pythias The 
trade of this house is constantly increasing, the exigen- 
cies of the business necessitating the employment of 
upwards of twenty-five clerks and assistants in 'he 

apo!is as an important manufacturing center none are of 
greater importance than that of Messrs, Lewis Meier & 
Co, , manufacturers of the celebrated Meier Shirt. This 
busin.-ss was established in 1885 by Lewis Meier, and 
two years afterward he formed a partnership with Louis 
F. Buschman, and in 1891 C. L Buschman was admitted 
to the firm. From the outset the business has been suc- 
cessful and prosperous and a fine trade built up through- 
out the states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, 
Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado. The premises util- 
ized as salesroom and for manufacturing purposes, 2 
and 4 Central avenue, consist of a building three stories 
and basement high, 40x100 feet in dimen ions, and the 
third floor of the adjoi.ring building, 100x150 feet in 
area. The buildings are connected by a bridge and are 
arranged with an especial adaptability for all purposes 
of the business. The manufacturing department is 
equipped with sewing and cutting machines and the 
operations of the firm bring into requisition the services 
of upwards of :3oO bands. The premises are provided 
with electric light operated by a twenty-seven horse- 
power gas engine and every convenience is at hand for 
turning out work of a supjrior character. The firm 
manufacture a full and complete line of the Meier Shirts 
making a specialty of full sizes, thirty-six inches long: 
also pants, overalls, etc. , and supply a heavy demand . 
One thousand dozen shirts, pants and overalls, are 
turned out weekly and as the goods are made in a 
superior manner of the best materials, the demand 
steadily increases each succeeding year. A num er of 
traveling salesmen are kept on the read and trade is al- 
ways active and brisk A native of Germany, Mr. Lewis 
Meier has resided in Indianapolis thirty years and is 
well and favorably known in business and financial 
circles. Messrs. L. F. and C. L. Buschman were both 
born in this city and are also well known business men. 

Patterson & Busby, 

Biddle Street aud Bee Line Railroad, 


AmonK the many industries in this active, progressive 
manufacturing city, there is one that demands our 
special attention, that of Messrs. Patterson & Busby, 
proprietors of the Patent Coil Elm Hoop Works, at the 
corner of Biddle street and Bee Line railroad. The 
works were established in 1882 by Earnshaw & Taylor, 
and in 1886, Mr. Earnshaw bought his partners inter- 
est and continued the business on his own account. 
After some other changes in the personnel of the firm, 
the present was formed in 1892. since when the busi- 
ness has been prosecuted vigorously and the trade ex- 
tended. The premises utilized for the purposes of the 
business cover two city blocks, and are connected with 
the Bee Line railroad by a side track. The factory 
building is 62x82 feet in dimensions, and every facility 
is at hand for manufacturing purposes. The equip- 
ment is perfect and complete, and includes eleven 
Warde patent hoop machines, steam power and some 
twenty-eight workmen are employed. The material, 
elm timber, are brought to the works from within a 
radius of 100 miles of Indianapolis, and on an average 
■ upward of 500 car-loads are used annually, and 30.000 
hoops for flour, cement, sugar, salt, lime, hominy, rice, 
meal, crackers, fruit and produce barrels are turned 
out daily which are sold to the trade and cooperage 
works throughout the West, South and Southwest. 
Messrs. W. O Patterson and Chas E, Busby are both 
well-known residents of the city, and are gentlemen of 
wide and mature experience, thoroughly posted in all 
the requirements of the trade in their special line of 



76 S. Mtridian Street, 


Among that activu class of business men. the brokers, 
ill Indianapolis, there are none so well known as Chas. 
A McCleary, who, although a young man, has bad a 
thorough practical business training. Mr. McCleary 
makes a specialty of handling Rio and Santos and other 
South American coffees, and is the only one in the city 
engaged in the business. He is a thorough expi-rt judge 
of the qualities of coffees, and is an authority upon the 
various grades on the market. He is doing a large busi- 
ness throughout this and adjoining states, numbering 
among his permanent patrons many of the largest 
wholesale grocery houses and coffee roasters in all the 
large cities. Mr McCleary has been engaged in busi- 
ness on his own account since 1.SW, and is successor to 
A M- McCleary & Co., who had been established for a 
period of seventeen years previously. He is an ener- 
getic business man, prompt and reliable. He is located 
at 76 South Meridian street, where he occupies the 
second floor, 26x100 feet in area, and carries an im- 
mense stock of coffees of all grades. 

Indiana Real Estate Exchange. 




i/o/iif On/ec-.- SS C/rc/e St., 


Few lines of business are better represented in In- 
dianapolis than that of real estate. And among the 
leading and most pushing firms thus engaged, is 
that of Messrs. Chas. A. Dale & Co., who also carry 
on a general investment brokerage business. This 
house was established several years ago, and the devel- 
opment its business has since acquired, placing it 
prominently in the front ol the market in real estate, is 
conclusive of the great practical knowledge Messrs- 
Dale & Co. possess of the values and fluctuations of 
real property. They carry on a general line of opera- 
tions, as loans, real estate and rental agents, and during 
their career have been conspicuous in many important 
transactions, and by straightforward dealing and gen- 
eral conservative principles, have won the confidence 
and esteem of all having dealings with them Special 
attention is given to the purchase, sale, leasing and ex- 
change of all kinds of city and farm property, of which 
a large and desirable list is always to be found on their 
books. Estates of non-residents and others are also 
carefully looked after, rents collected, taxes paid, etc., 
and the utmost care and promptness given to their 
management, the whole at very moderate rates. Loans 
are promptly negotiated, and investments are placed to 
the greatest advantage and in safe and remunerative 
channels. The offices of this reliable firm are in the 
English Hotel Block. 88, 90 and 92 North Meridian 
street, and 86 and 88 Monument place. The telephone 
call is 1163. 




carefal study of persons who make sanitary plumbing a 
specialty, and the perfection to which this industry has 
been brought is the best comment upon the intelligence 
that has been devoted to it. In this important business, 
together with gis aad steam fitting, in Indianapolis, Mr. 
James McGaul/. 33 Pennsylvania street, has achieved a 
well earned reputation, and his establishment is recog- 
nized as a leading one in the city. Mr. McGauIy estab- 
lished this business in 1807, since which period he has 
built up an extensive, influential and permanent patron- 
age. He occupies a spacious ground floor and basement, 
each being 10x70 feet in area, fully stocked with a com- 
plete and choice assortment of plumbers' and gas fitters" 
supplies, including lead and iron pipe, bath tubs, closets, 
hydrants, rubber pipe, sinks, etc, Mr. McGauly is 
widely known for his modern methods of plumbing, gas 
fitting and house drainage. Contracts of any magnitude 
are taken, and the complete fitting up of buildings is 
satisfactorily executed, while prices charged for all work 
are extremely just and moderate. Mr. McGauly em- 
ploys fifteen men and has executed some of the finest 
work in sanitary plumbing, gas and steam fitting in the 
city. Mr. McGauly was born in New York and has re- 
sided in this city since 1865, where he is very popular, 
owing to his superior mechanical skill and strict integ- 
rity. He has bad many years experience in this line and 
is an active member of the Master Plumbers' Association. 

JAS. R. ROSS & CO., 
No. 129 South rieridian St., 


anapolis has long bee 



leading wholesale 

large and prosper- 

and the enterprise and vigor 

■ great houses are con- 
ducted, assure her of the permanent supremacy. In 
the line of liquors, wines, cordials, etc , and especially 
of fine grade whiskies, a thoroughly representative 
house is that of Messrs. ]as. R. Ross & Co , which has 
for years commanded a superior class of trade in this 
direction. The business was founded by Messrs. John 
B. Stumpf & Co. in 1868, and five years later, Mr. Jas. 
R. Ross, the present senior partner, purchased an in- 
terest. The present style was adopted in 1877. and in 
May, 1893, Mr. Stumpf, the founder, retired, and in 
the same year, Messrs. Henry C. Thomson and Henry 
C Knode became associated with Mr. Ross as partners. 
The premises at first occupied were on East Washing- 

the 9 


raoval to those 
street, about n 
three large flooi 
200 feet, which 

1 at 129 South Meridian 
years ago Here the firm utilize 
d basement, each having a depth of 
admirably adapted to the require- 
ments of the trade. The line embraces the wholesale 
trade in Kentucky bourbon, and Pennsylvania rye 
whiskies of the best brands, and also in the finest im- 
ported and domestic liquors, cordials, champagnes, 
sherries, ports and wines of every description. The 
stock is very large in each department, being, in fact, one 
of the most extensive and valuable of the kind in the 
state, and is always maintained at the highest standard 
of quality, as well as being carefully selected to meet 
the wants of the mullitude of patrons throughout Indi- 
ania and Central Illinois. Mr. Ross is a native of 
Ohio, but an old and esteemed resident of Indianapolis. 
He is an able and energetic business man, and is an 
acknowledged authority on all matters connected with his 
line. Mr, Thomson was also born in Ohio, and is a 
young and vigorous exponent of the soundest commercial 
methods. Mr. Knode claims Wayne County, Indiana, 
as his natal place, and during his residence in this c ty 
has demonstrated that he is possessed of high qualities 
necessary to success. The well managed operations of 
the house are important factors in promoting the activity 
of the city's trade. 


Cor. Cottage Ave. and Shelby St., 

The Collage Pharmacy, although only established in 
1893, is one of the most popular in this section of the 
city in which it is located. It was opened by Mr. C. A. 
Eitel, a practical, experienced young man, who is con- 
ducting it according to modern ideas with professional 
knowledge and ability. The pharmacy, situated at the 
corner Cottage avenue and Shelby street, is 30x.'')0 feet 
in area, tastefully fitted up and complete in all appoint- 
ments. The prescription laboratory is under the im- 
mediate supervision of Mr. Eilel, and every care is 
exercised to insure accuracy and promptness. Physi- 
cians' prescriptions and family recipes are compounded 
and medicines dispensed at all hours of the day or night. 
The stock is all new, pure and fresh, and embraces 
drugs, chemicals, pharmaceutical specialties, proprie- 
tary preparations of merit, druggists' sundries, toilet 
requisites, perfumes, trusses, bandages, supplies for 
the sick room, and everything that properly belongs to 
the business. Mr. Eitel is doing a fine business, and 
as a pharmacist enjoys the esteem and regard of all 
who patronize his admirably conducted establishment. 
A native of Madison, Jefferson County, Mr. Eitel has 
resided in Indianapolis since 1888, and for a period of 
three years prior to embarking in business on his own 
account, was prescription clerk for Messrs. Carter & 
Co. He is popular, and a prominent member of the 
Marion County Drug Association, and the Commercial 

Fine Wines and Liprs, 

29 Soutli Meridian St., and 9 Pearl St., 



Commercial and Business Men. 

Sample Room, 75 E. Court St., 

A large number of the finer illustrations used 

in this publication were made by 


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I' NDIANAPOLIS, by reason of its vast industrial interests, its immense commerce, and the spirit of energetic enterprise which has become 
tlie distinctive characteristic of its business men and citizens, will naturally be an important contributor to the World's Columbian 
Exposition, the /«-,/(•-«>(-/.!• mart wherein all the nations of the civilized world will compare the advances they have made during the last 
century of enlightened progress and liberty. The friendly rivalry which has arisen between the long established and ever vigorous emporiums 
of commerce on the Eastern hemisphere and the lusty young cities of the Western world will result in a friendly competition, the cijual of 
whicli for magnitude and importance has had no parallel in the pages of history. Here will be offered to the admiration and for the instruction 
of people of every clime and tongue the curiosities, products and handicrafts of all nations. 

Tlie importance that is attached to this wonderful aggregation of the products of human art and ingenuity is in no city more apparent 
than in Indianapolis, whose business men have become so thoroughly identified with the project as to rob it of its national character, and 
make of it an almost local undertaking. For a year past our leading manufacturers have lieen busily engaged in preparing for the approval 
of the nations, an exhibit which will be representative of the facilities and possibilities of the Western Continent. 

Impressed with the vast importance which all the peoples of the earth now attach to this exposition of the results of four centuries of 
the progress of American development, the directory have spared neither money nor labor in the preparation of adequate structures wherein 
the nation can extend to its guests the hospitality and accommodations which they have aright to expect on such an occasion. The generosity 
of the people has been aroused, and it is safe to assert that in magnificenct of proportions and splendor of detail, these buildings have never 
been equaled. Their dimensions are greater than the collective ones of the famed exposition buildings utilized in Vienna in 18V.3, Philadelphia 
in lS7ii, and Paris in 1889, while their location on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, in the beautiful Jackson Park, on the line of the 
boulevard system of Chicago— the finest in the world— is the most appropriate, central, and easily reached that could have been selected. 

The World's Columbian Exposition belongs to the whole nation ; it is not a Chicago enterprise, Indianapolis, as well as every other 
citv on the continent is its promotor. Our citizens will be in the front rank of its expositors ; the products of their skill and manufacture 
will form one of its leading and most attractive features. 

In view of these facts, we herewith offer to our readers a few products of the engraver's art which enables them to form an accurate 
idea of the appearance of Jackson Park, now the American Caravansary for all nations. 



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