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HIS purt/o/io of little cartoons, showing ■■Some Fort Wayne Pbi;es" I/as 

no »;/vs'M» zel/at'ioerer exeept to prmiJe a little entertainment for tlmse 
leho examine ih pages, an./, imi.lentallv . to a-isist the man who pnb- 
lishe.t it to piv Ins next winter's eoal bills with the proeeeJs. It is 
neither a bisknr nor a binuh of biographies, ll'e haven' I prieJ into the 
family affairs of tl>e people herein presente./. hifirmation of that him/ is earefnlly 
lYiOiJ.:! in familv Bibles an./ the ,oiinty lierfs i^iofs: we wont./ snogest that yon 
in/er-eiew the neigh/^ors if von want to /in.l out their faults. 

In the preparation of the arlieles aeeompanying the pictures, -we have liaJ 
the -eatnabte assistance of our newspaper associates who know "all about reery- 
boi/y" In port ll'ayne. 'The pie/nres. both snapshot and word, are as inoffensive 
as we lOiilJ make them, ami if yon — an inhabitant of this sorrowful old world — 
can hnd anvlhiin; to smile at. surety the e//orl has not Iweii entirely in eain. 

;ijr«.'. Iinhaiu. S.-pte, 


Oh uw./ ' 

oiiiic power tlic giftie vie i 

To s,v oil 

iicl\ js otlhi-i siv m: 

It 'u\lJ Jl\ 

le iiionii- J hlinidcr fnv ii. 
AnJ fooliih notion. 

— Bobbin 

■ Bun,,. 


iV train bound for Chicagu pulled into a Fort Wayne 
station. Among the weary passengers who peered 
through the dingy windows of the coaches was a 
husky, haretonted Iiuy with a round face composed 
largely ui m M . h r i . \s he looked, he saw a drug 

storeonili ■• i and Chicago streets, and 

without nil, • ' ; • ■: hurried out of the car. ran 
over to till- »i"i, .III.; .,,;,ij lor a pretzel, for he was 
hungry. 7lie I'ropneiur a^ked him a few idle questions, 
during which he liecaiiie interested in the lad. 

like ■ 

he said, in German. 

■'How much will you pay?" inquired the lad. 

■'Si.\ dollars a week," returned the druggist. 

Without making reply, the boy bounded out of the 
store, dropping the unfinished fractional portion of his 
pretzel in his haste, and Jisappe.ired into the coach, 
while the druggist stood looking alter him in wonder- 
ment. Directly, the boy reappeared, dragging after him 
all of his personal effects wrapped up in two large 
market baskets. 

Silently, and with a trace of tears in his eyes, he 
watched the train disappear, and then he said. "I'll 
take the job." 

As we have noted, he was barefooted, but ever since 
then Henry C. Berghoff has been putting on things. 
One of the things he did in his early Fort Wayne career 
was to put on American airs, and later a course in school 
and a law college. Then he got into the garb of City 
Comptroller for Fort Wayne, and still later, in 190:, he 
put on the best suit we have to offer— the mayoralty. 
Since then, he has been getting into a variety of things, 
from city water to hot water. 


1\ ttiii. ■ \\,'. .N' III. II-, few know which 

Ta\lur i: l^nows that Fort 

Wayne ^ : ,, ; i- ii . ■ : « !!o won the tight 

of the hiJu'i eiiJeiii.a^a.iil ihc l;uil fclephone monopoly 
is meant. The Judge's success is due to his power of 
concentration of mind. It is related of him, by a Fort 
Wayne business man, that meeting him on one occasion 
on a train, a topic of large international interest was 
mentioned. The judge had not heard of it. When wonder 
was expressed he said he had been so engrossed in a 
law suit for si.x weeks that he had not looked at a news- 
paper in that time. He draws big fees for that kind of 
service to his clients. 

Judge Taylor Is a public speaker who gives his audi- 



River commission. thrnui;h the iniluence ul his close 
friend General Benjamin Harrison, afterwards president. 
He still holds the office. His hair is silvered now with 
his 67 years but hrs InoKue was silvered with eloquence 

before he was i;r.i>lii II' I 'I'm '<" . 'ih .■,- in, i,-\ fi,-ii,l 
father taught in I i ' 1 : 1 u . i . i..urr, 

won the heart oi III- 11 i.i i' M '■ in; 'Ail.Iii .ml 
they gave their liini.l . ,1 ,iiii'! ■.. In i.-hil; iiiiitrj 111 
marriage on the st.iL^e His title ni judge was 
fairly won by being appointed to the local bench in the 
'6o's by the governor. He built the Elektron block in a 

cothe. iilii'i I'll' hi- I II .iKvays a loyal and devoted 
citizen Ml iii ■ ii nU adoption. On the other 

hand III' - I 111 whom the people of Fort 



As might ha\e been expc-^d I - i :t[ ii 
sition, he immediately disrt'LM: • : ■ 
junction and proceeded withmii ,i 
portion of his capital so tu ■■\^ i i i 

of Indiana's biggest inJustru-s. muc «1i:;! 
the sensible women of the nath.n tlie iiM'st 
comfortable article of apparel \et Je\ isrJ 
makes thousands of these e\ery weel, . 
understood, however, that he J.ies .ill nl 
self. No, he has a few hundred .issisl.i 
help him quite a bit. 

Mr. Foster has two hobbies besides shir 
is the making of Hope Hospital into a bl 
afflicted of the community, and the other i 
nation of good cheer in other ways sucl 
waists and the hospital mav n,.t be able tn 
a Yale gradu.ite. a A\,ison and an IJk. a i 
dinner speaker. .1 leader 111 tlie spleiiJi.l 
Commercial club and ,1 l.neK Mi;.ilist ulit 

■Idenham. New York. His 
. begun in that state. For 
ispaper man at Dayton. 

cerns In which he is a leadini; 
times the amount of space we I 
est important venture is in cnii 


HAD the snapsliot Let-n m.ide a half scoimJ later, the 
scene would ha\e been wholly different. The 
hall, for instance, would he entirely out of sight, cutting 
swiftly through the atmosphere of the farm adjoining 

the Kekiunna links. Dr. Breeii is .ihuut to swat it. We 

190J. holding that honorable position one year until the 
the meeting of the association was held in this city last 
July. As a lawyer he ranks among the leading practi- 
tioners of the city and state. He came to Fort Wayne 
from Terre Haute when a lad five years old. This has 
been his home since. His father had been en^.i^v I m 
mercantile pursuits. These. howe\er. were ni»t i^ ili- 
son's liking. He preferred the professions, .iiij, .lUc: 
attending the Brothers' school in this city and ^ 
ing from Notre Dame in 1877, he studied law and was 
admitted to the bar in this city in 1S79. He is a polished 
orator. On public occasions, when a scholastic address 
is to be delivered, he is one of the men in Fort Wayne 
most frequently selected, and he is never disappointing 
to his audience. 

He has been president of the Kekionga Gulf Club, and, 
as you see. thoroughly enjoys the game. 



has never been fni 
there with the go. 
•■Majah." Ht- s., 

f the 

so tender an age that he was thouulu precncious, 
soon proved himself a general. Hf is known in 
throughout the state and has an jcguaint.inje , 
Hoosierdom. He is also conspicunus in jWasimK 
of the state and is a noted Elk. Ht- is past exalt. 
of the Fort Wayne Lodge of Elks and in thislK.dy 
made a reputation for himself as an orator. He h 
toastmaster at more HIk h.iiuiuct^ .iiiJ social v 
than all other I Iks yul toyelller. Mr is callej 
officiate as sMilpoMaich lusl kecuise he knows 
how to do the trick ^lacefuily and with keen wit 
cellent good humor. 

The snapshot ol him taken as toastmaster is i 
to life in one particular. Billy always turns his 

The Maioi - .., ,<nr .,■„[ I. ,, i, ,,,,,., ,, i ul 

to appreciate Us tun '.mhUi I :, ill 

never responds to ,i i..i i t !.• , ;■ : ni i.. ..I. 

He is Past Grand li. ' i\ ■ ■ : 'ii -n' : m i ' 
of Keyholes and othii si !.■ i.n... ,.\i ii.-.m ii-^ is 
diana agent for the barber .Aspliall Having Cninp 
and has served his company thoroughly. Billy 
many friends socially and in business circles and I 
all like him. 


1 in the Dally News the evening after the November 
election in ic»2. when, for the fourth time, the Hon. 
Jame.s M. Rohinson was elected to congress from this 
district. It is the democratic r<i,, i. ■ iiir | . r iirs i.n his 
liand. For his personal \i ' i ih tunc 

this fowl has flopped its win -. i i - ■■■<'■. i tnuin- 
phant "cock-a-doodle-do" ((ir J.m. In i..oij .nid lioo 
he was elected prosecuting attorney ol tins county and 
in 1896, 1898. 1900 and 1902 he was elected congressman 
from this, the Twelfth congressional district. For each 
of these offices he was nominated unanimously as he 
was June 17, 1904, for a fifth term In 1892, at the age of 
thirty, he was a candidate for congress and came within 
four deleL;ate \Htes of receiving the nomination, which 
Iiair\. II - lii.i w i~ .■! .11 him unanimously. 

\l' I ■ I I i.iJuate of the University of 

lliiM II III Allen county boy. He was 

Imr I I I ■ ■ V ', :: |i III this countv ill iS^.i and 

News. When he was tifti 

studies during leisure ho 
shops when he twr 

and |the state courts 111 iSS.;. In fourteen years from 
that time he was in congress, but no honor bestowed 
has changed the social side ot "Jim." as he is familiarly 



•1 1 ■■Bringing in the Thieves." However only one 
thief is shown in the view. He is a horse-thief, and 
Mr. Stout usually brings thera back in bunches when he 
goes after them. 

Sheriff Sti.ut will not be Sheriff Stout after the first 
of the year, because an unwritten law says a man can't 
hold the office more tlian one term no matter how good 
he IS nr hnw nuicli good he has done for the people 
wliiisf intfK'sts lie is hired to protect. He isn't a 


Carroll Coun 


the place of his birth. He made his advent in i34'>. 
Though only sixteen years of age when the w .ir broke 
out. he enlisted as a private in the Twenty-sixth i ihio. 

two years and a halt. Hi-, rr.idv musket did ;vlnf 

service at the battles ot ch.iiiii i Hill, (.r.iiid r.ulf ,iiid 

the engagements of the siege uf \ ickslin'^ In iS-,: lie 
received his honorable discharge at ( nUnut'us. (Dm., 

Then Mr. Stout became a Hnnsin llr cnin' u. Allen 
county in 1867 and settled on a i.iriii 111 Wniiroc tnuii- 
sliip. three miles east of Monroeville. (or thirteen 
\e.irs. uhile following his occupation of tanning, he 
vliesse.l and cleared timber and did a good business in 
shipping poultry to the New York market. 

When Edward Clausmeier became sheriff of Allen 
county eleven years ago, Mr. Stout was appointed one 
of his deputies, a position he continued to hold under 
Sheriff Melching. It was this long e.'<perience that fitted 
him for his two terms in the sheriff's office. He has 
always been a staunch Democrat. He is an active 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic and a 
splendid all-round citizen. 


I T IS :iltiigether prnhable that there isn't a man in Fort 
' Wayne who has handled more money than John 
Muhr, Jr., the cashier of the Hamilton National banli. 
If lie was the owner of all the money he has counted he 
would be able to live in a house built of gold. The wealth 
of Croesus, the Vanderbilts. the Rothschilds and the 
Goulds wouldn't compare with his. And there isn't a 
man in Indiana who can count money faster. He cm 
almost do it with his eyes shut. At least, even with hi-- 
e\es shut, a counterfeit bill or coin couldn't impose itsi,lt 
nn him. He can tell either by the feel of his fingers. 

Nor are Mr. Mohr's abilities to count money r.ipidK , 
add long rows of figures and calculate interest and Jis- 
ciiunts his only superior qualifications. He is a musician. 
Music with him is not a profession, but an accomplish- 
ment. He is a skilled organist and pianist. There are 
few better. When he is at the keys, the instruments 
send forth their sweetest and most harmonious notes. 
He is a scholar. Literature and art and science have 
received his study. He is a traveler. He has been over 
England, down the Rhine, up the Alps and throui;h 
Italy. He is a politician— not in the sense of seeking 
office, however. He understands men and affairs .iiid the 
art of government. Official positions of honor .ind 
responsibility have come to him unsought. Twice has 
this been the case. From 1882 to 1886 he was a member 
of the city council and again from 1894 to 1898, the latter 
years as councilman-at-large. During both terms he 
served his constituency with distinguished ability. And 
til what has been said of this man in the picture it might 
be added that John Mohr, Jr.. is public-spirited and 



sells I 

. and ; 

residences each work day in the year— a brick at 
a time. Edward C. Miller is the manager of the Fort 
Wayne Brick and Tile Company. 

^^■': r 1 i i small boy, he always wanted cake 
\ ' ' c-\ en in his mud-pie days. But he 

: ■ ■ \nw he is asbusy ashe can behunt- 

iij !•■■ iii~i he needs is good hard crusts of 
clay. Then he begins his mud-pie days again and makes 
the finest mud ever mixed. He bakes it ttll it is red. 
He likes thick walls in buildings if they are made ni 
brick and he .l-'ii't Mr.- ht.w high up a skyscraper goes. 
Ed wears j I; ■ u r ' m-' he is also engaged in the 
tilebusines- n i ih • ' 

Ed w.isn II ■ ■ I I ■ ■ ■ k I'ut he happened in New 

enthusiast!.- i-i lir ji- .,iii -i I n w :- ;ir flie t.ister 

. the I 

fcj teels 

;ii' - h^ pleasure at the rate of a brick at a time. Ed's 
I nil. I Aas at one time publisher of the Daily Journal 
kill with keen lnresight Ed knew that there was more 
money in din , simi uii; ■ I ili.m in printers' ink that was 
black in 111.' ; . '.. ^ ; 

Before-. II . . -Ij\- basis, Ed traveled for 

a wholesale 1. r k.v n h ii-..' .if Cleveland and was a 
most successful salesman. He sold heavy hardware 
and wanted lighter work. He got right down to hard- 
pan at once in the brick business and says he is glad of 
it. Socially Ed is a popular fellow. He is a very prom- 
inent Elk and a Scottish Rite Mason. For two terms he 
was a member of the city council from the Eighth ward. 
As a municipal statesman he was useful and orna- 


puWicans ha\e named as their candidate for 
cnnsress. seems always to have been a busy man. 

In 1802. lie was horn in the little town of Worthing- 
ton. Ohio, where his father conducted a country store. 
It was here and on the farm that the future statesman 
W.1S introduced to that which makes for good quality of 
manhood— liard work. He was able, however, to go 
through the common schools, and then, in order to get 
the means to attend the Ohio State University, he learned 
the printers' tr.ide. worked as a book agent and later 
taught school in Ohio. Indiana and Illinois. He gave all 
Ills spare time to the study of law. In 1886. he was ap- 
pointed county surveyor of Steuben county. Indiana, 
where he had settled as a school teacher. He was twice 
elected to this office and in 1890 began the practice of law. 
This initial public honor was followed by his nomination 
for prosecuting attorney of the thiiiv-fifth judicial 
circuit. In 1896 he was el.-.i ' • h- - h i'-: f"i tli.- 
Steuben-Lagrange distrla 1 '1 ^i.ii,ii.. 

gave him a state reputati ^ . '. 1' iut Ins 

election as lieutenant-gimiii'i 1: 1. in Hi:-, :i]ii"in- 

liec.ime prominently mentioned in connection with the 
Republican nomination for ^jovernor. but declined. He then made tlv nnmin.c nf Ins p:irt\- for :on'.;ress. 

ar. As president 01 the Indiana commission to the 
lint Louis E.xposition, he is taking a place of promi- 
;nce in the state's affairs at the great show. He is a 
ember of the important law tirm of Gilbert. Berghoff & 


' the ears of many of our citizens. Whenever a 
rooster crows and a bunch of hens begin to cackle hke 
women at a missionary tea then James White pricks up 
liis ears and smiles. He is one of the greatest and most 
successful chicken fanciers that ever stepped into a 
liencoup. He organized the poultry association which 
has given such successful shows in Fort Wayne and 
has been instrumental in increasing the interest in 
poultry raising in northern Indiana. He raises the best 
single combed White Leghorns that ever scratched 
oyster shells. His coops are lined with prize ribbons. 
His pigeon lofts attract attention all over America. 

lim began to eat chickens at the home of his father 
in I urt Wayne about thirty years ago. He has liked 
diickfiis ever since. After eating enough chickens to 
maki- liiiu Krow some, he went through the Fort Wayne 
publ). schools. Later he went to the Oxford, Ohio, 
L iiiveisity. Then he got a setting or two of brass 
huttnns and went to the Chester. Pennsylvania, 
AMIitary School. He came out with a sword in each 
hand and honor straps on each shoulder. He was ready 
for the business struggle and entered the store of his 
father, the late Hon. James B. White, and lias risen 
rapidly in mercantile pursuits. His old ]ila\-i;riiund was 
Barr street and the \-acant lots near the ^it\ biiildiini. 
He has seen the aforementioned piay-gniunJ develop 
into usefulness and he has made continuous stridos with 
the march of its progress. He is popular and acti\ t in 
the social, politic 

1 and business world. 


HERE 15 the h.ipry phiz uf the man wli.i has charge 
of the big state institution located in Fort Wayne, 
the Indiana School for Feeble-Minded Youth. You will 
notice that he has the place well in hand. 

Mr. Carroll is a man young in yr.n , im th. h-l I mi; 
of such a responsible position, biii ! m ; t 

and more too in e.xperience and tlhiiu,.,ii i, . , ii 

the duties which the state ni likhaiia has en- 
tiusteJ t" liim. He is a Hoosier. having tirst seen the 
sun's brilliant rays streaming across a stretch of farm 
land in Jennings county. At the age of four, he was 
taken to Kentucky by his parents, where he stayed five 
years. Removing to Indianapolis he attended school 
awhile and then entered the claim department of the 
Railway Officials' and Employes' Accident Association. 
Here he developed into an expert accountant. In July, 
1893, he gave up the place to come to Fort Wayne to 
begin his career at the State School in the capacity of 
bookkeeper. Through his continued good efforts he rose 
to the positions of head bookkeeper, steward, assistant 
superintendent and overseer of industries. For seven 
years before his appointment as superintendent to suc- 
ceed Alexander Johnson, resigned, he had been in close 
touch with all departments of the institution, sn that 
while the new place brought greater responsil ilties 
they came to a man thoroughly competent to J ,ii \miIi 
them. Mr. Carroll has the confidence of the III l;. rpx 
of instructors and attendants at the institutiuii. and 
I he work progressed splendidly under his direction. 

Mr. I .uiull is a Mason, an Oc 

and a I 

lie Cm 



a time Dr. Smith took it upon himself to 
reach out and feel the public pulse. At that time 
he lived in Madison township. He diagnosed the case 
at once and decided that the public needed his services 
as auditor of Allen County. He then asked the pubhc 
to show its tongue. The tongue also seemed to say that 
the doctor was wanted in the auditor's office. Then he 
e.xamined its heart. That, too, appeared to beat warmly 
for him. And so he came out as candidate for auditor 
on the democratic ticket in 1902, and was elected. Since 
then, he has given his professional services to the county 
in watching carefully the condition of the records of the 
other county officials whose work must pass under his 
gaze. And that's why Smith left home. He dreamt he 
dwelt in marble halls and it became a reality. 

The doctor came to Hoosierdom in 1873. but he wasn't 
a doctor then. He was born fifty-two years ago in 
Dayton. Ohio, the town to which our ball players now 
go at irregular intervals and liven up things for the 
excitement-loving Buckeyes. One day he decided to 
become a physician so he went to Cincinnati and entered 
a college of medicine. In 1878 he came forth from the 
Institution and returned to Indiana to follow his profes- 
sion. His fondness for his farm, however, has kept him 
there much of the time. 

When Dr. Smith came to join the court house crowd 
he proved to be a jolly contribution to that lively com- 
pany. He enjoys his work immensely, takes a little 
hunting jaunt when work is light and often goes out to 
his farm to do enough of the chores to keep in practice. 


MR. VVdODWORTH was born in our midst a little 
over a half a century ago and has been in our 
midst ever since. At present he is a little more so. He 
is now a republican member of the Fort Wayne council 
from the Fifth Ward. In addition to this trouble he is 
secretary ot the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. These two 
are the only public offices he holds. 

After being graduated from the Fort Wayne High 
School he never imagined he would have two political 
rlums at the same time, so he started in to study phar- 
macy even before soda water was an attraction for the 
modern girl. His studiesbeganby the washing of bottles 
in the Wagner drug store. After learning a few things 
behind the prescription case he secured a position with 
J F. W. Meyer, the pioneer druggist of Fort Wayne. 
He not only learned how to give his customers a bitter 
pill to swallow but he mastered other things in pharma- 
ceutical pursuits. He then went out on the road as a 
drummer for the Meyer Brothers Company. He played 
the "snare" drum. The rural druggists liked his music. 
He put this drum away and purchased the corner drug 
store in the New Aveline block a little over a quarter of 
a century ago. He has a happy smile for his customers 
and in consequence his business has increased with the 
growth of Fort Wayne. His popularity as a business 
man has caused him to be showered with political honors. 
He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. 
His ancestors were builders of the republic and Charley 
is pleased with their work. He has the grip of the Scot- 
ish Rite Masons and of the Order of Foresters and he 
also sells medicine fur the grip. 





shorthorn cattle in the United States. Since A\r. 
McCiilloch started in the banking business he has been 
raising the surplus of the Hamilton National bank. 
However, although he is president of the Fort Wayne 
College of Medicine with doctors all about him. he has 
not had much success at raising hair on his cranium. 

Out on his large farm west of the city on the prairie 
Mr. McCulloch raises pop corn, and the 
salaries of his employes. He is not really the man witli 
the hoe but he is the man behind the man with the hue. 

He was born in Allen county in the city of Tiirt \Va\ ne 
and believes that his parents made no mistake in the 
location. He says that the reservoir is not a relic of the 
mound builders because he remembers when it was huiit. 
He has been a member of the board of water w.irks 
trustees and firmly believes in water. He Joes nut tloat 
loans with watered stock as security but he waters his 
stock to the limit on the farm. Mr. McCulloch was a 
member of the Fort Wayne city council several years 
ago and always " points with pride" to the fact that he 
was never defeated for office. He made a good council- 
man. He was never spanked and put to bed once while 
he was a member of that body. He is now president of 
the Hamilton bank, and a director of the Pittsburg. Fort 
Wayne & Chicago railroad. He has holdings in most of 
Fort Wayne's important corporations and does not need 
to farm for a living. He is interested in many things 
and, as a result, he is handed interest. It is the interest 
that makes the hoe go on the farm. 

■ Mr. McCulloch'sfather.thelate Hon. Hugh McCulloch, 
was secretary of the treasury under President Lincoln. 


DR. MACBHTH has the iMsrl.ill lans call an 
elegant eye. Byt^cttm :!i. — ')■■ ■ iuii.;tiMii 

with the business n; ! ! , , . Iir . m 

tell the difference betwet-n i ! i i .i 'mh.i 

bacillus as easy as a farm I ; ki J:.i:::.ui -li l-rtwceii 
a fringe-footed Clydesdale and a mule\ cow. Dr. A\ac- 
beth is on intimate terms of acquaintance with devil bugs 
whose names would give a Russian regiment an epidemic 
of tetanus. In bugology he is past grand master and 
when he is armed with a formaldehyde syringe tlie littk- 
fellows that cause the ills of humanity flee Ins 
presence or die in their tracks. Before Dr. .\\i.'<iii 
came to Fort Wayne to practice medicine and to I'c Cit\ 
Health Commissioner he pursued the various sorts of 
devil bugs "deadly and benign," through four or five 
medical colleges in this country and Europe. He has 
made life so hot for them that it is now practically ad- 
mitted that it was a microbe that suggested to Bill 
Shakespeare the line : 

"Machetb doth murder sUe^.'' 
The only kind of a bacteria that ever came out first 
best with him is the bacillus automobilensis with which 
he has been severely afflicted since the advent of the 
motor car. Besides the elegant eye Dr. Macbeth has a 
nose of such peculiar construction that he is alwnvs 
able to tell when the garbage man f.nU I t.i \is;t 
any part of the city for three or four wtii.s Ih, i i,i i 
has one curious fad. He believes in \.iccin.uioii llif 
tyrant Nero wished that all Romans had l^ut one neck 
that he might chop all heads off at once but Dr. Macbeth 
wants all mankind to have but one arm that he may 
apply the vaccine virus to the whole community. 
Strangely enough he thinks, with the other masters of 
medicine, that this helps prevent small-pox. The worst 
thing that can be said about the doctor is that he is'a 



THE picture shuws Mr. Beck in the ac 
fifty cents. The fact is that the i 
to him as he has already earned it. Don't xnu think 
that any man who has the skill to fix up an old, hack- 
number watch so it will tick-tick just as good as new, 
deserves that much for his services ? Why, of course, 
you do. Well, you see, Mr. Beck is an e.xpert fixer of 
watches and clocks and knows a lot more about his busi- 
ness than many other jewelers do. He has also the ability 
to select the finest kind of silverware, jewelry, rings, 
and so on. and if you want to see just how he goes 
to work to dispose of them, step in and ask him to show 
you, Mr, Beck came here in 1897 from Peru, Indiana, 
where he served a complete apprenticeship under one of 
the finest watchmakers of Switzerland. 

Along with all the other things which he does, Mr. 
Beck contributes continually to the general happiness 
of folks by supplying them with whatever they may 
need in the camera line— kodaks, plates, films, tripods, 
chemicals and all that sort of thing. It seems very 
likely that if we were to take a popular vote as to what 
particular invention had lent the most pleasure to the 
present generation and those to come, we would find 
that the modern kodak had carried not only its own 
ward but all the outlying precincts. How we treasure 
tlie "I J faded tintype of grandmother or the defective 
J.ii^iiLMiutype of great-grandfather, although neither 

niuf ^ .1 definite impression of the faces of those whose 
iiuiiMrii.s we cherish! How different it will be for those 

>l llh iuture who wish something definite by which to 
i,_ .,11, t ,'ur departed faces— the kodak will have pre- 
„ r\ cJ tlifiii in all their various moods and expressions. 

Wi [i.\k. remember, can tell you all about them. 



; we see Mr. McKay pushing a truck laden 

ith coffee and a few other varieties of breakfast 

necessities. This little act is in keeping with 

Ids past history which has been one continuous round 

of push. 

Mr. McKay came to the United States from Canada, 
but his name traveled all the way from bonnie Scotland, 
whence it was brought by his father. The McKays 
seem to have become tired of Ontario, as they crossed 
the border in 1864 and four years later were numbered 
among the citizens of Fort Wayne. If anyone is sorry 
they stopped here and decided to stay, we haven't 
heard them mention it; while on the other hand, we 
know of a good many who are glad they did, and this 
includes the McKays. 

Mr. McKay is a member of the large wholesale 
grocery house of G. E. Bursley & Co. He has been 
so established for twenty-four years, during which time 
that concern has done some good, steady growing, until 
today the aroma of its coffees, its cheeses and its fruits 
tills this enlightened portion of our commonwealth. 
Mudi ni tins is due to the aforementioned pushing 
qualities ol Mr. McKay. 

As you mav riKhtly judge, the development has not 

been of the mu^lii n I in I \et this Mr. McKay 

IS a connisseur .■ , , Mr had to learn this 

outside of busnn I: 1 n Ins cellar where he 

dish to gladden the of his numerous friends. 
Who wouldn't be a friend of a generous man who 
knows huw to raise mushrooms ? 

Mr. McKay has taken an active interest at all 
times in the growth of Fort Wayne. Among the 
concerns with which he is actively identified is the 
People's Trust Company, of which he was one of the 


1 up in duJish togs, just take a look. ( irainarily. he 
doesn't dress thusly, but we tried them on lust to see 
how he would appear in them. 

Mr. White is one of our most progressive, and, at the 
same time, conservative, financiers. He is president of 
the White National bank which he founded with his 
f.ither in 18^2. Mr. White has done other things besides 
founding a big tlnancial institution. After leaving col- 
lege he returned to Fort Wayne and was soon made 
manager of the White Hub and Spoke factory. The 
factory flourished and greatly increased the value of 
east side property. The White bank has grown in im- 
portance and financial worth under his management. 
After the death of the late R. T. McDonald, Mr. White 
assumed the management of the financial affairs of the 
Fort Wayne Electric Light & Power Company. He 
brought order out of chaos and success out of what 
threatened to be financial failure. His conservative 
management triumphed. In his business aftairs he has 
retained all ot the friends who were so intimate with his 
father, the late Hon. James B. White, and has made 
many new ones. 

In social life he is also popular. He is president of 
the Caledonian club, the Fort Wayne Scotch society, 
and is a member of the Sons of Veterans. The local 
camp was named after his distinguished father. 

On the links of the Kekionga Golf club he requires 
the services of an active caddie. Mr. White has not 
broken as many records on the links as he has sticks, 
but he plays the game not only because he is a Scotch- 
man by birth but because he needs the exercise and gets 
tired counting money all day. He plays golf for the change. 



ILDING IS an autliur. He has written anj 
published a number of books on how to get rich, 
the moral of which is, "Save your money." The appli- 
cation of the moral is to put it into one of the several 
cnmpanies of which Mr. Wilding is the boss and permit 
him to pay interest on it. Mr. Wilding is so willing to 
part with his spare change in this manner that he 
doesn't hesitate to let people know about it. 

The discovery of natural gas in Indiana is largely ac- 
countable for his becoming a financier. At that time, he 
was a bookkeeper for his father in the coal business. 
Mr. Wilding lost his job when gas was struck and about 
that time he became secretary of the newly organized 
Tri-State Building and Loan Association. The assets of 
that concern have since increased to nearly four million. 

At about the same time, the Fort Wayne Land and 
Improvement Company was organized. Mr. wilding 
became its secretary and treasurer and immediately got 
busy at building Lakeside. 

During the period of which we have been speaking, 
Mr. Wilding has acquired a line of titles which would do 
credit to an officer in the Cuban army. He is secretary' 
of the recently organized Tri-State Trust Company, sec- 
retary of the Lindenwood Cemetery Association, a 
director in the First National bank; he is, in fact, con- 
nected in some way or other with most of the solid 
financial institutions of the city. In spite of his busy 
life, he has found time to devote to Masonry, and has 
been favored with the thirty-third degree. Mr. Wilding 
is a living illustration of his valuable books and his 
judgment on affairs that affect the city's welfare is re- 
spected by the substantial men of the community. 


HhLLi I. HELLO. Vcs, this is ,\\r. Moellerinj; talk- 
ing. What's that :- What? Want a sketch ul 
my Ufe ? What for ? For a book ? Aw, come off 1 
Did you say everybody else has given you his history ? 
O, weM, then, go ahead with your questions. 

"Yes, I was born here in Fort Wayne. When- 
Wait a minute till I figure it out. Let's see. Fort\- 
five, forty-si.t. forty-seven years ago in October. 
School ? Yes, I graduated from St. Paul's Lutheran 
School, then spent a year at Clay School, then a year 
in a business college, and finished my education in a 
drug store. What's that ? Yes. I worked for another 
man a couple of years and then, when 1 was twent\ . I 
started in for myself. I stayed there until I was forty 
years old and then sold out. Successful? You bet! 
Since then— that is, since 1899— I've been wrapped up in 
the telephone business. Yes, I've been secretary and 
manager of the Home Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
and since 1901 have held the same job with the National 
Telephone and Telegraph Company. 

" How many subscribers has the Home Company ? 
Well, sir. it runs away above the three thousand mark 
now. We employ something over a hundred ivople. 

"Yes. you see, the National Company owns the toll 
lines running out into every direction from Fort Vv'ax nt- , 
as well as the local exchanges at Kendallville, Auburn, 
Sturgis, Mich., New Haven and other puints. Thrse 
two companies, you know, represent an in\estment of 
over half a million dollars. Their business has doubled 
since 1899. 

"Whatelsedoldo? Nothing much. Got a few easy 
jobs, such as president of the People's Trust and Savings 
Company, president of the Fort Wayne Building. Loan 
and Savings Association, and treasurer of the Archer 
Printing Company: but that's about all. Good-bye." 



might do for one of the kingly courtiers to the Sul- 
jf Sulu. Billy is a kingly fellow all right, but not 
use he has the prologue and frontispiece to his 
e. Even in his rag doll days he was never called 
rick Wilhelm. 

illy has no excuse to offer for being born in Val- 
iso. The town is all right Normally and otherwise, 
railroads pass through Valpo and they both come to 

Wayne. When Billy got old enough to know, he 
came to Fort Wayne. 

got on to a Nickel Plate train an 
He owed so much money to the road for that trip that he 
started to work for it. In the telegraph department of 
the road he arose till he was the top insulator on the 
highest pole. When he retired as train dispatcher to 
enter the insurance business for himself he was held in 
high esteem by the company. The insurance business 
seems to have been too much like work so he went into 
politics. He entered the race as the republican candi- 
date for city clerk. He tripped at the third quarter, but 
hnished in tine form without throwing a boot or break- 
ing a hopple. The tickets on him were torn up. He 
was elevated to the position of exalted ruler of the Elks 
and held the position two consecutive terms. His brand 
of ginger for a goat is the best. Now he is secretary of 
the board of water works ti iist. r. lii.' [■i.uiii- sImw s 
how he does his work. At in' ini: Mi lnrK-inni.- 
ing objects proceeding frum ■:. In.'- ;iii- ..,,;l\ he 
mistaken for a new species ul l.Kieiia. Ihev le not. 
They simply refer to another kind of back— greenbacks. 
Billy is popular in every position he has ever occu- 
pied and as a public officer is thoroughly efficient. 



IS tile m 111 wllo I tdJles the u wheels 
iibs FuunJrx ind Mitliint Wurlsdl 
thiSLit\ When he inn t InrtWnii iii i i 
he WIS a bookseller But he was n it it tht 1 in 1 tli it v u 
want to kiek out ol the door He mil irke 1 m the 1 " .1 
bubiness although he wis ne\ er stitiomrs Later 
he was emploved in the Reed & Wall drug store He 
did not like soda water so he quit aiul began work for 

the I 

; of the Fort Wi\ ne 
lib popular sotiilK 

on the riilwa> iii ignites of the I'nited States He 
shows his wheels to his LUStomers Millionaires don t 
as a usual thing deal with men who ha\e wheels but 
they are compelled to give attention to Mr Fishers 
kind, and he probably sells more than any other man in 
the world. He is one of Fort Wayne's most progressive 
and most active business men. 

The car wheels made at the Bass works in this cit\- 
carry thousands and thousands tons of freii;lit annualK 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the car wheel pmduct 
of Fort Wayne is now disposed of by Mr. Fisher wIm 
devotes all of his time to the railroad affairs of the Bass 
Foundry and Machine Works. The fruits of his labors 
give employment to hundreds of men in the shops of 
Fort Wayne. 



1 Imst. sturdy lut of people. They were willmg to 
leave their native land of Prussia and brave the 
dangers of the uninviting shores and still more forbid- 
ding inland portions of America at a time when nothing 
hut strong bodies and stout hearts were proof against 
the foes that lurked therein This element of substin- 
tnlity of character his been LOntinued through the 
generations sin^e those da\ s 

Judge Zollirs lb the Mill t i i itli < vh ulnl, still 
in good health it the ai;;e i h n i i ii nif 

children and one great-t,rc- ii mi' h m i \ inn 
tions This father was i mm rem irl ihle ii it on]\ for 
his ph J Meal strength but for his strong mental de\ elop- 
ment and to his children he granted all he could for 
their future betterment s,, a,i|ui /ullars had a good 
beginning Aft i i i i i the common schools 

of Licking Oiuii "f his birth Mr 

Zollars attendf J i i i iiid there prepared 

to enter Dennis n i i iinilli i ihm whiJi 


legislature nn thi Jeimi i il I i in h ii I 

his rise was rapid As cit • \\ 

judge of the Superior Coui t < i i u 

the Supreme Court of Indi 11! I iil i ih i us 
of prominence in which he his ixen subsci|uentl\ 
he has attained a wide reputation lor his iciiia 
ability At present Judge Zollars is president 
Allen County Bar Association 



growing un t 
tered over oi: 
which finally 

also to do some business on the side in the way 
of loans and insurance. The picture shows him holding 
up a house and lot. Some real estate men hold up the 
purcliasi-r; Mr. Curdes doesn't. He hasn't learned that 
truk nltlii- trade vet and thinks he's too busy to take 

■Louie" came from Germany. That was when he 
was sweet sixteen. He had heard all about mone>- 
n America and greenbacks scat- 
pe and that's probably the thing 
is mind to the real estate busi- 
ness. He has found the vision true, as he has picked 
up many a cool hundred Irniii the ground and growing 
things while letting them pass through his hands 
as middleman in the pursuance of his business. 

On coming to this country, Mr. Curdes went to 
Defiance, Ohio, where his brother lived. He showed up 
in Fort Wayne in 1879. At first he learned to sell books 
and wall paper and ink and mucilage and foolscap for 
Siemon & Brother. Then he learned to tune pianos and 
organs and for eleven years turned discord into har- 
mony for the Packard Company. 

Twelve years ago he branched out into the business 
which now engages his attention. When he niet-ts a 
man who doesn't see a proposition just as he does, he 
applies his knowledge of harmonics and lo ! they are 
agreed and it is Louie's note that the other strikes. 
As a member of the Linden Quartet, Mr. Curdes has 
tigureJ prominently in Fort Wayne musical circles. 



) bath no tmisic m htmselt 

should be grateful to 
lUi-h to implant within 

He ^(it It after he time to Anient i II lu \ i ii )sii t 
in importint raitter It ib> sufhtient in I imw tint 
dunni; his eirl\ \ears Mr Verweirt s| iit Ins iniu in 
the Ro\al Conser\itor\ it iihent in I th i 1 i m Ins 

iiuisit il eJutition under s iin „, ii m u,, i 

Heuisin atLomplished lit h mm ii m 

Belgium to Ameriti in i i un u 1 

with the First CrMlr\ Ln.J tl. I i \ itioii il 
Guird He left this orgrnuation to j.nn the Watth 
Fitters Banti at Elgin III and remained there until the 
Citv Patkird Banti of Fort Wa\ ne engiged him is its 
leader Thitwassix years ago Under his direttion 
this bind whith has iluays been a tredit to Fnrt 
Wi\ ne his risen to i high standard and is tounted one 
nl the foremost ort,ani?itions in the mitldle west 



on, Indiana, to preside over the muni- 
cipal court of the big city of Fort Wayne. 

Bob happened just at the time the civil war broke 
out. In fact, he also was busy breaking out — with the 
measles and hives. When Bob's family came to Fort 
Wayne he tagged alocig. He has been here ever since. 
He has studied law and written abstracts till he knows 
more about the municipal court of Fort Wayne than any 
municipal judge the city of Fort Wayne ever had. Gov. 
Durbin appointed Mr. Dreibelbiss the first presiding 
officer of the Fort Wayne municipal court. He is the 
only person who ever tilled the bench. For awhile .1 
usurper rattled around in tlie chair beliind tlie beiicli. 
but Bob got his legal thoughts to working overtime and 
he went before the Indiana supreme court to find out 
where he was at. Tliis court located him back in the 
chair and he has stuck there ever since. 

He has seen more men fall from the water wa^uii 
than any other jurist in the city and he prescribes tlu- 
water cure for more ebullient internal troubles tli.iii aii\ 
practicing physician in town. He knows a headache- 
the very minute he sees it. As soon as court is ad- 
journed he rushes to his abstract office and dives into 
the law. He is not too busy to be polite and hospitable 
to his large clientile, however, and to look at him with 
his jolly forgiving smile and hearty hand shake, one 
could never imagine that he can say, "Eleven days," 
and "Fifteen days" in sucji harsh, grating tones. Be- 
sides attending to his many professional duties. Judge 
Dreibelbiss devotes much time each campaign on the 
stump for the republican part\-. 


AN Indiana author this, whose writings you have 
read: he never maUes up fiction, but gives the 
facts instead. His works are all in season, they're 
never out of date. For timeliness he's noted, so that all 
he writes is "late." 

When spring conies gently seeking to drive the cold 
away, he writes of all her beauties, and especially 
in May. He tells in pretty language to the ladies, plain 
and fair, just how to look their very best — just what 
they ought to wear. 

When summer's heat distracts us and we seek in 
vain for rest from the sultrv', murky weather, 'tis then 
he does his best to help us suffering creatures so the 
lit It 111 i\ I e endured he tells where nice, cool garments 
n 1 \ I \\ I \ s be secured 

W In II till beauteousautumn days arrive and nature's 
I 1 11^ tis then ue long to look as well as she in 

h I I I luthor then with ready pen tells 

h 1 that we may fix ourselves up 

\\ I I I ^ts and drifting snows and winds 

from Ingid /iines come sweeping down upon us and 
freeze our \er> bones 'tis then our friend the author, 
comes, protecting us from harm: he tells us where to go 
to get the things to keep us warm. 

And so he goes on aiJiii i!! i, .i rh,' ■ i ,: ■, viu 

suggesting here and lu!; :', ' i. . ',:. ■ ,i;li 

day. He helps the men ,11! ! ,,:. i . ! h; .v-ij, 

with them suffice: but the laJ-t., luJ li:^ .. ;.i.ij.,... tuu. 
and heed his sound advice. 

In shiirt. his widely published works are helpful to us 
all; we read them daily all the year, from winter months 
till fall. Who is this busy author, then? His name is 
Charles M. Mills. He writes the ads fur the Rurode 
store, and the place of manager fills. 


KING bOLOMON, or Ben Fmnklin, or some 
reliable manufacturer of old saws, once rem. 
that a superabundance of culinary artists is fatal t 
successful preparation of the consomme; in otiier \ 
tliat ■' too many cooks spoil the broth." 

But there are cooks and Cooks. Fort Wayr 
any other city for that matter, would be spoiled 
large supply of the sort of Cooks of which the si 
is a representatative. Mr. Cook used to be a Haw 
he was also once a newspaper man but he rcfn 
and IS now makinsc monev For i Lonsidenl 1^ i 
be hinjled the tinitKnl nl f th^ | , v , ^ i th, 



withonh a glass door between and Mr Cook can easily 
keep his watchful e\es upon the affairs of both con- 
cerns no matter in which otfice he happens to be This 
lb certainly a hand> arrangement. 

So you see he is kept pretty busy during the day- 
time, and his loyal membership in about a dozen secret 
orders J(jesn't i;i\e him much quiet between the supper 

:i < iiuk enlists in the combats waged 

"I ^ He is not, however, the noisy. 

Mil, I. nil/ 1 ill!, hip which puts up the spectacular 
show: he is. rathi-r, the submarine torpedo boat which 
glides quietly beneath the surface and gets in its work 
on the adversary where its demonstrative brother could 


IN speaking "fa tirm it is always proper to designate 
tlie senior and junior member. It would be a ^ame 
of chance in regard to the Leonard twins unless you 
saw the letterhead first. Wilmer fs the senior member 
of the firm by a very narrow margin. Wilmer Leonard 
was born in Delaware County, Indiana, near Muncie. 
It makes him smile whenever he hears the slang phrase, 
"Were you ever in Muncie?" Ever since he knew 
better he has been in Fort Wayne. He came here with 
his parents in 1871. The father started the manufacture 
of brick two miles north of the city on the Leo road. 
Wilmer is tall and lanky and this is the reason he was 
sent to school in Fort Wayne. It was a long distance 
but he walked it easily. 

He was graduated from the high school in 1883 and 
and then took a law course in Ann Arbor. He lost no 
time in beginning the practice of law. He was not as 
busy when he started as he is now. Today he has a 
large and lucrative practice. In early days he liked to 
make mud pies but never craved to get at re.l « il 
with mud in making brick. He thought that it wiul.lli- 
easier to practice law. He has worked hard in tlu- ifL;al 
prolession and has earned all of the laurels achieved. 
He never s;ets stage fright before a jury and can make 
.1 speech that is as full of eNCellent good law points as 
it IS of clo^iuence. He knows when to put a dam in his 
flood of oratory and he knows enough not to dam too 

In politics he has been an active Republican and has 
been a forceful speaker on the stump. He takes an 
interest in public affairs and is one of the prominent 
younger members of the Allen County bar. 


laJe the 

no joke 

once that electi 
folks do make light of it. 

As you will observe, he made the remark only once: 
the person to whom it was addressed fell in a faint and 
he hasn't dared to risk it again. 

Frank is an electrician. He has been that way for 
guite a number of years and will probably never get over 
it. He has helped to brighten as many homes and busi- 
ness houses in this community as any one man could 
possibly do. Just as likely as not you were pushing one 
of Frank's electric bells when you made that call last 
evening-, it's more than likely tliat the lights in the home 
were fixed there by him. 

Mr. Edmunds has lived in Fort Wayne all his life and 
isn't ashamed to admit it. After attending the public 
schools, he was graduated from the Methodist College, 
then an important institution of learning. He then 
entered the employ of the Fort Wayne Electric Works 
and remained for three years. During that time, he 
picked up a whole lot of information concerning the 
business which will mainly occupy his attention during 
the remainder of his days. For a short time, then, he 
was in Chicago during the World's Fair year working for 
the Central Electric Company, an off-shoot of the local 
cniKern. Then he returned to engage in the electrical 
construction and supply business in partnership with 
Herbert J. Law. They continued together for three years, 
at the close of which time the Edmunds Electric Con- 
struction Company was organized. He is the active 
head of the concern. 

Mr. Edmunds is president of the Fort Wayne Poultry, 
Pigeon and Pet Stock Association, and his game fowls 
have gobbled up blue and red ribbons wherever they 
have been exhibited. 



S soon as Frank Tolan was old enougli to learn to 
I walk, he looked out of the west window of the 
iiMe home and regretted. He has been regretting 
r since. As a child, he stood there and wished that 




instead ol' the place where the event really occurred. 
The reason for this was that the farm of his nativity 
was located just over the Ohio line, while the next farm- 
house to the westward was in Indiana, and the regret 
of the life of this man is that he isn't a natural born 
Hoosier instead of a Buckeye. But he has done the 
best he could to overcome the fact, by removing to 
Indiana to stay just as soon as he had learned how to 
set type and "'kick" a job press in an Ohio printing 

During this same preparatory period, too. he took 
upon himself one of the qualifications needed to perfect 
himself for the presidency of the Union, should that 
honor be thrust upon him— he spent many days Juviiv.; 
a mule or two attached to one end of a long the 
other end of which was tied to a boat on the Mumi ,in,l 
Erie Canal. It was after this that li. 1- mi ,i i,. I , ,i 
printer, and, as his chances of becHin i I : lit 
seem to improve, notwithstandini; I: ( i- 

tion for it. he continued to follow i! n ■ n i n « 
he is identified with -"the art presiu,i!;\> ,,i .m^ m 
the capacity of man on the road for tln' \iii. 11:111 l\|i- 
founders Company, of Chicago, and 1 , m inr tii^hi 
years. This is the largest printers' sujilv hiiise in tin- 
world, handling everything that enters into the equip- 
ment ol the complete printing plant. The picture shows 
hull dKpIa> ing a Whitlock printing press. 

Air. T"lan travels the northern half of the State of 
Indiana and he has the pleasure of knowing Sf\i feeling 
the warm association of many staunch and loyal friends 
in his district. 



A\AN who perststentl> takes things is not neces- 
sarily a kleptomaniac. Charley .Miner is taking 
things daily and never gets into trouble. He knows how 
to take. 

He was born in Columbia City but never did anything 
else there to speak of. He left that city when he was 
fourteen years old and when he was seventeen he 
started out as a traveling photographer. He took views 
through Canada and in the lake regions. He developed 
into a landscape artist of no mean ability while still a 
lad. as his views found a ready sale. Just at the close 
of the civil war he was born with the united republic. He 
has grown up with ;t. He came to Fort Wayne fourteen 
years ago and likes the place. He began to display his 
taking ways as soon as he arrived. He formed a part- 
nership with Mr. Dexter and the photographic studio of 
Miners De.xter was opened. In three years Mr. Miner 
bought his partner out. For eleven years he has 
watched its business grow constantly. He now has a 
studio built for him according to his own plans, equipped 
with all of the most modern appliances and conveniences. 
He can take a wrinkle and make it resemble a smile. He 
can grow hair on a bald head quicker than the entire 
bunch of Sutherland sisters working in concert. Socially 
Mr. Miner is just as popular as he is in business . He is 
an Elk, an Eagle and also a member of the Pythian 
Knights. In this order he is very prominent in the 
uniformed rank. As a sportsman he is one of the best 
hunters in this neck of the woods. He always has a 
high bred hunting dog trailing at his heels, and he is 
humanely interested in the happiness of the animals 
which lend excitement to the sport. His game bag is 
usually well laden when he returns home from the hunt. 



lan should be roasted tor belicxing in airs )( he 
IS born at Galesburg. Michigan. It is nearly 
fifty years ago that Glen Mills felt the first breath of 
life at Galesburg. He was educated in Kalamazoo, then 
went with his family to Kansas City. The air did not 
suit him there so he moved back to the celery-scented 
atmosphere of Kalamazoo. He could not keep out of the 
state that is all cut up by lake breezes. I n 1S75 he went 
to Detroit to go into the air business. He became a 
successful music dealer and then entered the services of 
the Packard Company of Fort Wayne, selling their 
pianos and organs. 

In 1892 when the company established its Fort Wayne 
retail branch and wanted a general salesman. Mr. Mills 
was transplanted to this City. He thinks that no air is 
good unless it comes from a Packard instrument. This 
is one reason that he had the name of the City Band 
changed to the City Packard Band. Now he likes the 
airs better. He is one of the enthusiastic promoters of 
popular band concerts in Fort Wayne and deserves much 
praise for his work. 

Just because he was born at Galesburg, lie does not 
put on airs. He is a popular fellow and has made many 
friends in the city of his adoption. 

He does not care how many of thr 011/tns "i 1 on 
Wayneplay or howmuch they pla\. I I' in tli - ih> 
the airs he dispenses. He likes the nnt,^ ,,t ih. 1 n I. 
Sam persuasion when they are coiiiiiig Ins w.ij m i \- 
change for notes from his store. 

Glen likes music so well that he confidentially states 
that he could exist on note meal. 


THhRK is no danger of Will Lennart getting lost in 
Fort Wayne. He was born in this city about 
forty years ago and is perfectly contented. He was 
graduated from the Brothers School to enter a business 
career. He did not career much but he has transacted a 
vast amount business. He has had a most thorough 
schooling in the business world and as an insurance 
and real estate man he has few, if any, superiors. 

He began business with A. C. Greenabaum, one of 


intendent of A\otive Power G. L. Potter of the same 
company. Then he entered the insurance office of the 
late S. C. Lombard, another excellent business man. 
He mastered the art of bookkeeping by thorough 
practical training and has been considered one of the 
very best expert accountants in the city for several 
years. Will has straightened out many sets of 

After the death of Mr. Lumbard, Mr. Lennart started 
m business for himself, and now the firm of Lennart & 
(irtlieb IS one of the leading insurance and real estate 
lirms ot the citv. On real estate values Mr. Lennait is 
.i.cin it.K p.isteJ, As .i citi/en Mr. Lennart is thor- 
niii;lil\ .utive- lie elc.tej .is a Republican council- 
nun hum tlie Seientli W.ii\l. overcoming a Democratic 
majority of at least two hundred. This shows his popu- 
larity among his neighbors. He lives up near the reser- 
voir and is not afraid of water in other ways; he is city 
broke. He ran for county auditor on the Republican 
ticket and his following of friends was so strong that 
he was defeated by only a few votes. Will has a 
faculty of retaining friends once made and this attests 
fur his popularity. 


TT HPE is A\r. GuilJ in the role of Ben Franklin, the 
^ 1 man who first punctured the clouds with the 
pointed end of a kite and let the electric fluid leak out. 

In this age of enlightenment and progress we are 
always looking for the man who does not hide his light 
under a bushel, Charley Guild does not hide his light 
anywhere. He has light to sell and for sixteen years as 
secretary and manager of the Fort Wayne Electric Light 
and Power Company he has made much of an endeavor 
to turn night into day in Fort Wayne, You don't need 
to light a match to find your nose even on a sombre 
evening, Charley does not like dark methods, and this 
is the reason he came to Fort Wayne from Chicago, 

He was born on Lake Michigan on the spot where 
Chicago now stands. The town was there when Charley 
was born and he left it there. This was awfully close to 
forty years ago. It was in 1882 that we find Charley in 
a back seat at the Fort Wayne High School looking out 
of the window for freedom. 

For four years he helped to tell Mr. John Bass how to 
run the foundry and machine works. Then he thought 
that the plumbers were making more money than any 
one else and he became secretary of a local plumbing 
establishment. He learned to know a lead pipe cinch 
when he saw it and leaped into the electric lighting 
business when it was yet young. He has grown with 
the business and sheds his radiance about ever>-where. 

He likes to play golf so well that he is planning a 
system for lighting the links. 


SINCE he became 

! became secretary of the Republican County 
nittee. A\r. Ballnu has been an en- 

lianJIfS thf j-ulijfct Willi d.\tcnty ana case, which is a 
rme accomplishment lor one ot such limited experience 
in that particular line. 

Professionally, Mr. Ballou is a good lawyer. The 
p.ichyderm business is onlv a side issue. He's giving 
it hisattenthtn iiist imw iii order to prepare for future 
emer,i;enc\ calK ii .in e- |'rriL-nceJ man is needed to care 

went to Angola where he remained in attendance at the 
Tri-State Normal School until the time ot his graduation 
from the classical course in 1807. Then he decided upon 
a course in law. This took him to Ann Arbor where 
he entered the University of Michigan. He graduated 
in 1900. 

Ot course Mr. Ballou selected Fort Wayne as the 
best place in the universe to open a law office, so hither 
he came and formed a partnership with William C. 
Geake, but Geake secured the office of deput\ attorne\- 
general for Indiana and remo\'ed to Indianapolis to 
remain during the period of his term. Mr. Ballou then 
formed an alliance with E. G. Hoffman, who is also a 
graduate of the Ann Arbor school. 

Mr. Ballou has already mi.xed in politics to some 
extent, having been at one time candidate for council- 
man-at-large on the Republican ticket. 


HERE we find Mr. Somers making a speech. The 
picture doesn't say whether it is a discourse on 
his record as a representative from Allen County to the 
state legislature, or a tall< before a drowsy jur>'. in 
either event he is filled with his subject, because in the 
one instance he is an.xious to win his point before the 
twehe good men and true ; and, as to the other, he is not 
averse to the acceptance of further political honors. Like 
every other politician, who hasn't been long at the busi- 
ness, he is proud to review his past record. 

Mr. Somers is a democrat and doesn't care who knows 
it. He is an Allen County product, his existence dating 
from 1874. Like most other native Americans who 
amount to much, he served an apprenticeship husking 
corn, pulling mustard outof the tla.x and driving the hogs 
to market. After graduating from the farm, field and 
fireside, he passed through the common schools and 
entered the Valparaiso Normal School where he prepared 
himself as a teacher. For four years he wielded the 
spelling book, and boarded around, and then with the 
proceeds, continued his studies at DePauw University 
at Greencastle, Indiana, and 'the University of Indian- 
apolis. He came forth from the latter university in May, 
1900, having graduated from its law department. In 
partnership with H. F. Kennerk he began the practice <.if 
law, and his selection as a recipient of important politicil 
honors two years later shows that he has stirred around 

In the fall of 1902, Mr. Somers was elected ( 
in the legislature where he was honored by - 
upon several important standing committees, including 
the Judiciary, the Ways and Means, County and Town- 
ship Business, Roads, and Insurance. 



C needs the Jough. 

Joe Fox was born in Fort Wayne about fifty-four 
years ago. His father was a gardener, and. while he 
was raising \egetables and Joe, the city grew out to his 
farm and ,Mr. Fox, Sr., ijuit gardening. Then he started 
the rinnter restaurant and bal<ery combined on East 
Alain street. 

At the age of fourteen Joe entered this bal<ery. cun- 
fectionary and restaurant. Of course, he had lieen in 
the place before, but had never drawn a salary. He had 
simply taken the cake. From that time on he assisted 
in the management for thirty-five years. 

He got so familiar with dough in this East Main 
street eating-house that when Mayor Berghoff was 
elected to the head of the municipality, he selected Joe 
to take charge of the city dough. He is now comp- 
troller of Fort Wayne and continues to serve dough to 
the •■hungry" once a month. He is the most popular 
man about the city hall on pay day. There are other 
days when he is popular, but never quite so much so as 
on the d.ite mentioned. He looks after the finances and 
not a penny can be appropriated unless he says so. He 
ser\'es his appropriation dishes just about the same as 
he served the meals at his restaurant. He tries to have 
all appetites appeased and always have enough to go 

He serves everything cold in the comptroller's office- 
cold cash. In his restaurant everything was served cold 
except the ice cream. 

Joseph Fox is a hale fellow well met and from con- 
somme to cafe noir he will always be found to he .t 
genial gentleman. 


MR. STL1D>- IS the man hehinj tlu- Fort Wayne 
public schools, and he is always husy pushing 
theiTi to the forefront in efficiency and thoroughness. 

When, in 1896, a superintendent for the Fort Wayne 
schools was sought. Indiana furnished the right man for 
the place. 

Mr. Study began life on a farm near Hagerstown, in 
Wayne County. While he was still a youngster, the 
family moved to town where the lad entered the public 
sh lol. After finishing the course, he went to Delaware, 
Ohio, and in 1871 was graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan 
University located at that place. 

Shortly after leaving the university, Mr. Study was 
selected as superintendent of the schools at Anderson. 
Indiana. Later he fille.l a like important position at the 
h-ad of the Greencastle schools. He then went to 
Richmond, and it was while performing his duties there 
that the Fort Wayne Board of Education recognized in 
him the proper man to sufierintend the schools of this 

During the eight years of his work h;re. Sup rinen- 
dent Study has witnessed a remarkable devehpnif it in 
tlie schools. At present, one hundred and sixty-eight 
teachers are employed, an increase of forty-five during 
Ills connection with the schools. The enrollment of 
pupils is now over six thousand. There are, in all. 
seventeen buildings, including the magnificent new high 
and manual training school just finished .it a cost of 
S2SO.OOO. Five ward buildings and the high school have 
been opened for use during the past eight years. 

Mr. Study is a Past Eminent Commander of Fort 
Wayne Commandery No. 4. Kni.ghts Templar, and is an 
active Scottish Rite .iviason. 


IT IS a splendid thing tu have an>bod\' speak well of 
you; hut in this part of Indiana it is a i;lorious 
thing for Frank V. Culhertson to write down in his little 
reference book that you are O. K. Mr. Culhertson is 
paid to look into fhe affairs of people and report to his 
employers. R. G. Dun & Co., of New York, whu, in 
turn, give the information to those who ask whether it 
is -safe to give you financial credit or not. So it is well 
to have a stand-in with the man whose picture we see 
here, and the only way to do it is to treat your neighbors 
fairly, pay your debts promptly and go to church at least 
once iin Sunday. 

When Mr. Culhertson removed Wuoster. Ohio. 
{•• lirrMll.-. the same st.ite. hr ..btaiiirj a pnsilion with 

with the Dun Agency at Cleveland, Ohio, as .1 clerk 
This was over twenty years ago. He must haw done 
his work well because he soon found himself holdinj; 
the pi)siti(ins of chief clerk and assistant manager in the 
ClevilanJ territory. In July, 1890, he was sent to Fort 
VV.iMie tn take the management of the agency located 
here which has the oversight of eleven counties in 
Northeastern Indiana. In this territory there are five 
thousand active business concerns, over one thousand 
of which are located within the city of Fort Wayne. Six 
men besides the manager are required to care for this 
section. They ,i;ive no attention to the commercial rating 
of indiviJu.ils. except in response to special inquiries, 
but keep a constant watcli over the business affairs of 
the eleven counties included in their territory, and it is 
seldom that anything affecting the commercial welfare 
of the community escapes their watchful eyes. 


T was alnut thirty years agu that Charley Pape used 
tn grab onto the fence around his father's home in 

iiniiiiiij 1 i!. i:il \M]iJ<T if he would ever he able to 
ill. '^^ " ii ■ "U. Charley was a very small 

iiiM: I.' I' I, He began to stretch to see if 

■ o'lil III! ! th. tence and he stretched so hard 

een growing ever since. 


I uroK. 

Goliath would have to get on stilts to look in Charley's 
eyes now. There may be taller men, but they don't li\-e 
around these JiKgings, Charley's father manufadiinvl 
road machines and operated a large planing mill, m i Hi- 
b()\ liked til play in the sawdust pile. He hunc ji-lihI 
so much to keep him out of mischief he was lui i, 
work. He grew up in the business and has made a mark 
as a manufacturer. He is still interested in his father's 

Now he is interested in raising wind mills and single- 
comb Black Minorca chickens. He has trained chickens 
to lay eggs just whenever he wants them to. This is 
what he tells the chicken fanciers who are hunting good 
stock. He is so successful ri ii li .1. i^ I iii..;h when 

the butchers raise the pric ■ 1. I. ilmn..^ 

to his wife to fry two uiih '1 ii|' .mJ In 

drives home past the meal ill r :.i ii ih' iianllotiv 
air of independence. An\' sln.irt man iiiuhi i.tkr .1 pmniii 
froinCharley. See what eggs have dnii, t. in ik. 1 m m 
of him. He is even more than that. He is .iliimsi twi 
men. Any one who has been initiateJ nuo the I .m 
Wayne Lodge of Elks in the past few years believes that 
Charley is about four regiments formed into a hollow 
square not only ready for but already in action. 

He is one of the promoters of the Fort Wa\ne poultn,- 
show and this is one reason he does not eat all of the 
eggs he gathers from his coops. 


THE gentleman in the picture is a lineal descendant 
of Luther Page, one of the earliest Pages of 
American histor>'. He was a British army officer and 
came to American shortly after the Pilgrim Fathers had 

cleared away some of the forest trees and made r ii tor 

their humble homes on the Massachusetts coast. 

Our Mr. Page is the present postmaster jt foii 
Wayne. When he was a lad of eight he started to 
learn the printing business. It may have been in those 
days, as he sat before the type-cases, distributing the 
letters, that the idea came to him that he would one 
day have something to say about the distribution of the 
letters carried by Uncle Sam . 

He is a native of .Monroe, Mich., his birth occurring 
in 1844. After his first -iesson" at type-settinj;. he 
attended a grammar school at Ann Arbor at t\vel\e. 
and then returned to the printing business, locatint; al 
Adrian. When the broke out he also broke "Ut oi 
the iM'iitMi. .11; . 111,1 enlisted in Company B. Fifth 
\\ : ' II .■ ■ u ticipating in quelling the memo- 
raMr iii: 1' ^\ Kvaukee, he was mustered out of 

the >^i,,^e i^^.ui^e ..1 his youth. He ne.\t appeared at 
West Rockford. III., and graduated from the high school 
there, and prepared for college at Clinton, N. Y. He 
was a student at Hamilton College, and, in 186;. at the 
age of twenty-one he found himself editor and h.ili <.\\ lui 
of the Adrian E.xpositor. Later, he went to Tnl' i", m ! 
finally, in 1871, came to Fort Wayne to wnrl, ..11 ili, 
Ga/etie In tS-, he ..stablished the Fort W.iniil Lj.uI, 




commercial drummer, and was tli- ' 
to undertake to sell oil tanks aloii. 
them as a side line. It was right ili m 
to believe that the manufacture of an nil 
kind would be a first-rate venture. Nl 
had stopped there, the world would ne\ 
the oil tank which has made Fort Wa; 
they didn't, and the world has learned c 

The Bowser works were established in iS8-,. Pre- 
\ lOLish . nn line seemed to have thought of in\ L-ntiiv.^ a 
Sflf-iiKMsunn^ oil pump, and as this is the star I'riJuvt 
of tlie cuiut-rn there was a clear field ahead, rii? iiu cn- 
tion of a variety of oil handling devices and tlij I'l.icni.: 
of thera on the market far in advance of all ulli- is ^ i\r 
the Bowser concern an opportunity to procwJ «iih"iii 
hindrance. All this was done wiseK .iiid well .m I imw 
it requires seventy energetic trax^'lm m n i' ti m li' ili^' 

employed at the works, which nil i > ' i 



1 Atl. 


don't all belong t 

lie— in snia 
He sells them for other people. 

Mr. Romy was born in i8^i, a few miles outside of 
Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. When he wjs 
three years of age. the family left Mother Earth's lie .iJ- 
quarters of mountain peaks, glaciers and music bnxrs, 
and came to America. While Mr. Romy isn't .it .ill put 
out because they brought him to this land ot the free and 
home of the brave, he does sometimes wish they had 
waited awhile. Just think! How'd you like to be born 
within sight of the Matterhorn, Jungfrau. or Lake 
Geneva, with the lofty, glittering Alps and the Rhine 
and the Rhone and a varied assortment of other natural 
and historic scenery right under your very nose, as it 
were, and then have>'our folks take you five thousand 
miles away before you were hardly old enough to sit up 
and notice things ? But then, what's the use of 

It was in 1866 that Mr. Romy came to Fort Wayne 
from Wayne county. Ohio. During the first feu months 
he found employment as a day laborer, and fur twelve 
years following he engaged in farming. And right here's 
where we want to state that Mr. Romy ought to be 
mighty glad he did his farming here instead of in the 

plowing a ficlJ '111 1 ,1.- y iih.iini i.ii -I !- •- 1, 11 !i ^ 1 Is 

slipped off till- ; • ii ' ' I- : ii ■ s' .ti 

the premises, ' r: ::■ m i',- 1 !■■ ■!■■ ■ 1 — i. \\ :\k 
Twain, who ti.'ils ihr -.|im\, >.lMr~ii t i- 11 vvh^'ilu.-i li.' i^ui 
well and came tn America or nut. 

In 1882 Mr. Romy opened his real estate, loan and 
insurance agency and he has been remarkably suc- 


CONUNDRUM: Why )S the man in tlit- picture hke 
the article he holds in his hand? 

Answer: Because he is a bicycle crank. 

We showed this joke to Mr. Alderman and asked him 
if it was all right. He said he could stand it if the rest 
of the folks could, so we decided to risk it and here it is. 

The fact of the matter is that Mr. Alderman— who, hy 
the way, is the Alderman end of the Alderman & Staub 
bicycle firm — is not only proud of the fact that he is a 
crank on bicycle,, but is every day singing of the merits 
of the very crank which he is here holding up for your in- 
spection. The crank which he exhibits is taken from the 
Racycle, and it is upon the merits of this part of the ma- 
chine that the makers of this wheel base all. ornearly 
all, of their claims for its superiority over other makes 
They insist that their wheel has less friction on its crank 
bearings than any other bicycle, so that the rider can 
get there easier and swifter than when mounted on any 
other make. 

In his business .Wr. Alderman is a natural tii;liiii, 
.ind this is probably due to his long service — nii>' ' <■ ir^ 
—in the National Guard. Although he never eii.;,iu. '. 
in a serious scrap, he did get as far sdutb as i hkk.i- 
mauga during the Spanish-American tnaiMe. ,inj therr 
secured a good view of the ground where Ilie oiher fel- 
lows fought and died two score \ears l-.'l Me was 

settled, so that things could be satel\ 
his aid, he resigned from the Guards 
Racvcle battery. 

enlist with the 




T'HK president ot t 
1 dues not wear i 



was born on his fath. 

1 lew 

miles west of Fort w 

s ..go. 

The homestead was a 


His father came n 

1 \\ 

to clear a farm in th- a 

. ..1,1 

piece of pie and lunJ: 

, 1 

house in Aboite. Hr s 

1 ii 

1 ih.-i- i.i.i 11. ■ '■..■- 

1 in his 

early boyhood to prep. 

re li 

liiseli fur the study 

.f I.IW, 

He taught school and 

worked on the farm in v 


and saved money suffi 


to enter Ruan.,ke St 

at Huntington, He prepi 

e.l huiisMlf f.,r the 


University at the.. Kl \ 

1 ^. .ii-'.' HI Fort 


lni87; after a two > . 

-law department | 

uf the Indiana Un]^..l 

■as the 

honor student and i! 

■ . li ;. I. .11 in H 

■ w as a 

brilliant speaker at ili 


This has been a «.-:: 

: ■ . '• ill .■! ', , ; 


For a short time thi ! 

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and in ,s-<> th.- tina ■ 

shingle. Ili ■ r '^:- 


i Msted until i88s w 

en Mr, 

Harper en, , : :, i 

.• of law alone. In 

1894 he 

was unaiiim-asu t.. 

■J bv the Repubhc 

ins fur 

judge of the supen..r 


rt and ran several hundred 

votes ahead of his ticket. 

He has frequently declined 

other political honors. 

His ehxiuence m.ikt 

s hii 

1 conspicuous in the 


spring and t.ill 

.1 th./ - ..If-h hM: 

\ Is. ..Is 

of the \'.il! ■ r 

, ■ II. ■ 

affairs of th i 


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si, 1 1, i IM I'll r 

. : i.memb 

r of the 

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ugh : 


value, you must go to him and pay for the privilege of 
retaining it. At least that's the way some foll<s look 
upon the queslion of paying taxes. But that's not the 
right way, of course. When you deposit your little 
portion with the county treasurer, you are paying only 
a small price for the privilege of living in a land of civil- 
ization and culture, where the protection of life and 
property and personal rights is assured, or else you have 
the privilege of starting a row at once to know the 

In this populous county of Allen the office of treasurer 
is an important one. .Wr. Funk seems to he managing 
it to the satisfaction of everybody, however. 

Mr. Funk has skirmished around this country a good 
deal, but he hasn't yet discovered any good reason why 
Allen county doesn't excel all other commuities as a 
place to live. He began here and will probably remain 
here all his days, especially now that the people of the 
county have shown their good will towards him in his 
election to one of the most important of the county 

He was born in St. Joe township fifty years ago. He 
worked on his father's farm and attended school as a 
boy. When he got old enough to go it alone he pur- 
chased land in the same township and made a success 
of its cultivation. Although he still retains his rural 
interests, he now resides in Lakeside. Fort Wayne. As 
a Republican, he was elected treasurer of Allen county 
in the fall of 1902. 


IT'S a wunJer Air. Fitch doesn't expire from nervous 
prostration. He's the most agitated man in ti.iwn 
every time he hears the fire-bells or sees the department 
come clattering down street. The reason for this is that 
Mr. Fitch has so much of the property of Fort Wayne on 
his insurance list that he's always afraid of a big fire 
loss no matter in what part of town the blaze may be. 
However, his continued long e.xperience in the business 
is teaching him to be calm, so that no dire results are 
apt to come of the aforementioned agitation. 

.^\r. Fitch was born in Medina count\-. Ohio, and 
spent his kidhood days there. After leavinv^ tlie com- 
mon schools, he entered Oberlin College and reinauied 
for some time. For over twenty years thereafter he 
conducted a stock farm, producing scores of fine horses 
and cattle for the eastern market. 

In 1892 he came to Fort Wayne and engaged in the 
livery business. This he discontinued at the close of 
one year to enter into partnership with his bnjther, C. 
B. Fitch, he holding a h.alf interest in the tire insurance 
department of the business. In i8q8 the |\irtnersliii' 
was dissolved, and Mr. Fitch united his interests with 
those of his sons, Delmer C. Fitch and Eugene ;\\, I itdi. 
At first, they were located at No. 80 Calhoun stnet. 
where they remained until June. igoj. when they pur- 
chased the Mrs. Mary B. Hartnett agency at the corner 
of Berry and Clinton streets and removed their office to 
that location. 

They do a general business in all insurance lines 
and have a real estate department of considerable im- 



I in tliL' history of Fort Wasne frn 
time it was a village of less than 500 inhabitjm^ 
the present. William Rockhill, the father of V 
W. Rockhill, whose face on this page is a t.i 
one to almost everybody, came here as a p 
settler in 1823 and, until his death, was a leaJiriL 
in public affairs. He was one of our first courit\ 
missioners, first town councilraen and first scliO"! 
tees, and he represented this district in the In 
senate and afterwards was a member of congress. 
His son Wright kept the family name prnmineni 

of the father. Before h. « 1 n, ■ 
he was elected clerk of 111' ■ ■ i ■ .\ , 
the office, by repeated el. Minn, 1,1 , in , r, 
wards, during the second administration of Pre: 
Cleveland, he was the postmaster of the city. Hes 
as a member of the board of trustees of the cih- 1 
schools, being for most of ilv tmi. :r^ Tr. i;;ir. r 1 

honor his public duties unr a-'I i i i n i ' i 
and worth being recogni/ed in' ii 
serve the people. For a number ni w i 

has been one of the publishers of th 1 1 'V 
nal-Gazette. He assumed its C'liiii.i \ii n 1 a 
party organ struggling for ''M^ifiKi- ni'l 
made it the leading Democr.itic ik'w spjpcr nt Noil 
Indiana and e.xerting an miliu-iia' |ioteiii tm- the p 
the principles of which it advocates, .ind the citv m 
is his home. Prominent for so long in political and 
cial life and in the newspaper field, he is one of the 
known men in this section of the state. 


1 string all the time. Sul \\'.>; in .iti linn- nn 

line running between Angola. 1)1 ; 11. .. nil i mifs. 

This great line is three miles jiiJ ,l uaa.-'ii ,..;;!;, with 

a reel, but it is being operated on a troUex p"lr. Si.l 
Wood happened up near this line. 

Ten days after April Fool J.n m i . .>n i t.uin 
near Metz, Steuben county. i: , i in.i ii,i,iiice 
from the Ohio line, hewasbwn lii i, ih. n ison 
that he is pictured on a luie, Im, \Xm.k1, li;^ i.iilier. 
moved to Angola and tiu.k uiih luiii. Ilr u.j^ -r.ul- 
uated from the Angnl.i public si:h(i(ils .md uu-n trmii tlie 
Fort Wayne College of Medicine with the title nt 
••Doctor" in i88o. He practiced one year in An;;<i|,i. 

auditor on the Republican ticket and was elected. \\ bile 
serving a term of four years he studied law and went 
hshing on Steuben county lakes. He was admitted to 
the bar and formed a partnership with Judge Frank S 
Roby. He was chairman of the Steuben county Repul- 
lican organization two years, and from 1894 to i8qij. 
chairman for the Twelfth congressional district. Three 
years ago he came to Fort Wayne to form the now well 
known legal firm of Gilbert, Berghoff & Wood. Still 
clinging to the line he has devoted much time of kite to 
the development of trolley lines In northern He 
retains farming interests near beautiful Steuben couiit\ 
lakes and during the summer months takes to the tall 
timber to bask in the smiles of the fish on the top of a 
promontory, or wade neck deep in a marsh with a fishing 
rod in one hand and a can of bait in the other. 

•iJ>^^ -" 


HERE ue see hii oxeralK uid I'ill\ Well-, \\r 
Wellb I-. a m idiinist He w.irks the I vnnvv I 
Mm I Railroad Cumpany Once, he pulled urt In. i i 
alls and pulled un a pair of glad mitts and a snu nit i 
smile and ^ot a job at Indianapolis as anothei 1 n I i 
m.iLhinist— politital But that job didn't last so \Lr\ 
long and he came back and got into his ■ biDs 

Yes, Mr Wells took a %acation from his place in the 
shops and went to the capital as one of Allen county's 
lepresentatnes m the legislature during the sixly-third 
session of the ijeneral 'Assembly 

■RilK Mm til this ,it\ from Pennsvhania fourteen 
Mr-- >' 1 I in in Altoona in that state, and. 

^'ih I i irents. mo\ed to Harrisburg. 

^\ 1m ' II il Lutheran schools and after- 

\Mi 1 I Ml ^it\ high school J^s an ip- 

1 the I 

i-ie has been with the tnrapan\ c(intinuousl> in their 
Fort Wavne shops since 

As a Democrat he is one of the busiest men on the 
job, and when the convention of that part\ was held in 
1892 to nominate candidates for the county offices he 
was selected as one of the nominees for members of the 
legislature from this county. His election in November 

Mr. Wells has always been identified with union 
labi.r orK.inlzations and active in their affairs. It was 
tins fjvt. combined with his genial .sociability, led 
to his nomination and election as a member of the legis- 
lature. He is still active in union labor interests and 
is at present one of the trustees of the Fort Wayne 
Federation of Labor. 


ANY uiK' who has brandished the rod in Lagrange 
county ought to be able to practice law in Allen 
county. About forty-se\-en years ago Will Vesey began 
to notice things in Lagrange county. His parents were 
farmers. Besides raising crops they reared Will, They 
were proud of their boy and sent him to school. He 
liked it so well that after graduating he taught school 
for a while himself. He studied law while teaching 

Then he came to Fort Wayne and .idmitted to 
the bar in Allen county. He was with Ninde & KUiv.n 
and also with P. A. Randall. He practiced Liw m De- 
catur for two years and then returned to this city. He 
formed a partnership with Owen N. Heaton and was 
appointed to the Superior Court bench in 1890 to hll the 
unexpired term of the late Judge Dawson. His career 
on this bench was highly praised. Since then he has 
been Judge Vesey. 

He has alwa\s been active in Allen county and 
Twelfth District politics. He has been chairman of the 
Allen County Republican Central Committee, Although 
a busy man with his legal practice and interests in local 
banking institutions and corporations, he has found 
spare moments to build up one of the very finest green- 
houses in Indiana, His chrysanthemums and carnations 
have captured prizes at national flower shows and his 
successful cultivation of blooming beauties has added 
fame to Fort Wayne as a horticultural center. Since 
the election of Judge Heaton to the Superior bench Mr. 
Vesey has formed a partnership with his brother and 
the hrm is now Vesey & Vesev. 


this pici 


1 of the glad hand of •■Charley" Orr, together with 
the appurtenance thereto belonging; namely, the smile 
that won't come off. 

This glad hand was busily employed for twenty- 
seven years in giving greetings to those who cilk-^i .it 
the Hamilton National Bank; during more h.ih ni 
that period its owner filled the position of 
cashier there. This hand was an important l.i. tnr :n 
the establishment of that valued insiiiuh ill i > :: i- 
to play a leading part in givinu t . i : \ i i ' 

enterprises as the Citizens Trust i : n 

County Loan and Savings .-^ssoci.itM- il iim- i ■ i: 

Club, and others. This hand is helpiii'.; now to sh.\pe 
the afiairs of such as tlit-se. and of several large manu- 
f-icturing plants, mcludins; tliiise of the Fort Wayne 
Iron and Steel Company and the Haf^erkorn Engine 

But these various things while important to the up- 
building of Fort Wayne are not monopolizing the atten- 
tion of the owner of the glad hind On tlicu>ntrar\ he 
is giving the larger portion of his t ii n 

of the prosperity of the >Etna Lilt I 
of Hartford. With this important 
the responsible position of raana^ci 
of Indiana. Through the agenc\ I 
displayed, this company not onl> 1 
each year in premiums from its li 
holders, hut has invested in Induin i iiui ju u .. 
and municipal and county bonds nearlv si\ iniilions ol 
dollars— besides e.xpending hundreds of thousands each 
year in salaries to its man\ representatives 

Mr. Orr is one of those qhiet. unostentatious factors 
in the development of a community whose accomplish- 
ments are the result of a careful survey of present con- 
ditions and the promises of the future. 



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SOME little t)me has elapsed since Mr. Rurode has 
been found behind the counter displaying cambrics, 
prints, satins and denims, but it isn't because he doesn't 
know how. For fifty years— ever since he came from 
Germany in i8s4— he has been in the drj- goods busi- 
ness, and such a lot he has learned during that long 
stretch of time! 

This city has much for which to be grateful to Mr. 
Rurode. Ever since iSfio he has been booming Fort 
Wayne along with his efforts to better himself. In the 
early days ot his work here, the store of Root & Com- 
pany, of which he has since been the active manager 
and fm.illy the owner, when the name was changed to 
the Rurode Dry Goods Company— in the early days, 
we say, the business was located on Columbia street, 
and the importance of the enterprise in those years of 
the early si.xties made Columbia street the 
business thoroughfare. Then, when the establtslimrnt 
was removed to its present location, man>- otlit-is ii.i- 
lowed, transferring the retail business to Calhoun sti r t . 
which is now our leading business street. Hut ^till 
another change is coming, and this. too. is Jin- t.i i In- 
work of Mr. Rurode. In 1882 he purchased the iii.i'eii\ 
now occupied by the People's Stcire .inJ the sul -. |ii>ni 
transfer gave rici !■ ..'i.-ri iii-'n|,,i[ ii i;..'a ii.i , ; .'a,!! i 

"The Rurode ■ : . r 

erection of otlit-r 1 iTL'.. I 'ii i ,11 -Inn. m Mi ■ .11 ■ 
seems that Berry street is destined to becmne .1 leader 
in the retail trade. 

Mr. Rurode came to Terre Haute from Hanover. 
Germany, after receiving his early education in his 
native land. He remained at Terre Haute until i860. 
Since then he has been the active head of one ot our 
biggest and most valued institutions. 


suran^e uoiKeri 

HbRL we Jttett Cnh.ncI Orav 
just JiSLOvered something 
ning calculation and hnds that s 
large factory in Fort W3\ne has i 
in the rl int whi^h inaeises the 

He immeJi ileK imtilns th. v inu 
ind up k'lt^ ^<i 111 1-^ i s 1 It ( 
tordoingttiis I ' 1 

of Undcr\\iit 

Linderhnd until he was twent>-twu 
? attended school and became an 
expert watchmaker He cime to Indiana in i8,o but re- 
turned shortly to Masachusetts. Back he came again 
atter three years, settling at Indianapolis. For sixteen 
years he was a railroad man. Beginning as a freight 
conductor, he was soon engaged as a freight sulicitor 
for the Baltimore & Ohio road. Coming to Fort Wayne 
in 1879. he was the agent for the Empire I. me. fast 
freight. He gave up railroad matters on receiviiii; his 
appointment as inspector of the Board of Underwriters 
in 1882. 

Mr. Graves holds the important and honored ofiice of 
Colonel of the staff of Major-General James R. Carna- 
han, of the Uniformed Rank, Knights of Pvthias. 


1 any currespo 


espondence which is written fur \ 
perusal only, but we are going tu risk censure k 
senting extracts from two letters whicti were v 
several years ago'. One read as follows: 

••CLEVELAND, OHIO, December is. li 

••DEAR SISTER:— Eddie isn^t at all well this \ 

He has the same old lung trouble and we are i 


The other letter read as follows: 

••FORT WAYNE, IND.. December i6, i8s9. 

••DEAR SISTER:— Send Eddie to Fort Wayne at once. 
We have fever and ague out here and that may shake 
the lung trouble out of him." 

And so ••Eddie" Craw was sent to Fort Wayne to 
get cured of his lung trouble, and it was while he made 
his home with his aunt that he fell in love with Fort 
Wayne. Who wouldn't have a kindly feeling for such 
a kind and successful nurse? He was thirteen years 
old when he first came to town, and he returned to 
Cleveland for only a short time. The year 1862 found 


Fort Wayne and he has been here 1 


For twelve years, after leaviim - h .1 In ., is ,1 

traveling salesman for the whulisi I i i.i : 1 

Evans, McDonald & Co., of tin-. 1 -, 1,, ,: p:, n 
employ to engage in the real ,m 1 itMiniii' 
business which he did with success until he receued 
the appointment to the present position of importance, 
that of assistant postmaster. 

So, while it is seldom that sickness is of benefit to 
anybody or anything, there are exceptions, and that 
once case of lung trouble brought to Fort Wa\ ne one 
of its best citizens. 


AiTRANoER luukin^ it the a^^ Piiij am in^ | i^tun 
might get the idea thit Mr Alter is higger th m 
his automobile He would be ver> ev^uMble t' r 
the entertainment of such i nation beciuse tlie pictuie 
looks that wi\ Rut ih f the i The sni| - 

shot was t 1 \ I 1 IS tliH 

machine* is iii h mr iii 1 

this was the I s th it Mr 

Alter isn t muji l illu U, in Ui hi ^lil lei lesente i I \ 



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at the transfer corner The court house is right across 
the street from it. 

The subject of this sketch is a living proof of the 
falsity of the assertion that there's nothing in a name. 
The verb "alter" according to wise old Noah Webster 
and a few other authorities, means the same as 
" change." and this tells in a word just the manner in 
which Mr. Alter made his money. No, he didn't make 
it on 'change, as many another man has done; he sim- 
ply made it out of change — small change, pennies, 
nickels, and dimes. He started in as a hustling, thrifty 
newsboy, crying his wares on the very corner of which 
he is now the boss, a splendid e.\ample for the 
" newsies " who congregate there daily and make life 
interesting for those waiting for their cars. We hope 
they'll all peruse this little story and profit thereb\. 
One day he found himself in charge of the Avt-liiie news 
stand. Gradually his prosperity increased until he 
able to open the present finely equipped cigar and new s 
stand on the busiest corner of the city. All ot this and 
his other evidences of prosperity — not excepting the 
automobile — have been accomplished because he has 
tried to treat everybody right, not forgetting, of course, 
Mr. Albert C. Alter. 



ticed I 

• juJ^eship at once in\ ■ '- iri:i-\'*ii M ttu.' 
dignity and the air of authoritv \\li ' ,i i * -ii 

of the office? Of course, no m.ii ^ 

over the man or his attitude tow.n 1 In . t II - > " it 
seems that the transformation talves place in <Hir meinal 
view of him. Such has been the case with i iwen N. 
Heaton, whom, ever since his recent election to preside 
over the Superior Court of Allen County, we have dis- 
covered to possess a whole lot more of the aforemen- 
tioned liualities than we ever noticed before. As the 
uniform of the policeman, the soldier or the railway con- 
ductor gives them an importance which they cannot 
possess when not attired in these habiliments of author- 
ity, just so the imaginary robes of justice produce a 
change in our view of the man inside of them. 

Judge Heaton was only seven months old at the tiiiit- 
of the attack on Fort Sumpter, so he has .1 K"nJ .xcusr 
for nut li.iviiii-a cimI war record. Heisa natnt-ui Allm 

Judge of the Superior Court, and was one uf tl 
paratively few representatives of the party to 
honors at the hands of the voters of the county. 


THI:P1;'s no telling where a hoy who Jrjves ateam of 
mules is apt to land. It is no easy task to get a 
full day's work out of two stubborn representatives of 
the genus hinny, and the lad who makes a success of 
an attempt to do so is certainly made of good stuff and 
IS bound to go higher. That also is apt to happen to 
the one who bungles the job. James A. Garfield was a 
mule driver; Charle M. Schwab, the man who broke 
Andy Carnegie's heart the same day that he broke the 
bank at Monte Carlo, began life's activities by driving 
a team of mules attached to a dray. So did William C. 
Baade. That was in '59. From that humble yet ele- 
vated position . the industrious lad who had shown a 
spirit of perse\'erance in conquering the will of the dray 
team, was given a job as clerk in the grocery with which 
he was employed. 

Then one day young Baade's ability was again 
recognized and he received an appointment as a mail car- 
rier from the Fort Wayne office. Leaving this employ- 
ment at the end of two years, he took a place as clerk in 
the Pittsburgh shops where he remained for some time. 
He then returned to the service of Uncle Sam, taking a 
place in the postoffice as stamp clerk. 

By this time. Mr. Baade had a notion that he could 
safely engage in business for himself, and four years 
ago he established the book and stationery store which 
is still conducted by him. The business has run along 
smoothly and he is glad he did it. 

Upon the death of Councilman George Hench, Mr. 
Baade was appointed by Mayor Berghoff to fill the va- 
cancy, which he did very acceptably for six months un- 
til the close of the term. 


THIS IS a picture uf a club man. John Ross McCul- 
lucli IS ciuitk'd to the appellation. Ross is a 
bachelor, has the inclination for club life and also the 
money. He works for the Hamilton National Bank as 
first assistant cashier. In club life he is active and use- 
ful. Besides knowing just how to swing a club he is 
vice president and a member of the house commiii. r ni 
the Kekionga Golf Club and also a member of 111. linarl 
of directors of the Anthony Wayne Club. He is ilc\ nteJ 
to athletics and has a regular physical diet. He began 
1 b mu ula de elopn ent n F rtWa>ne nN ember 
8 Q He Knt h e 1 t a n nj, n the F t W ne pub 

g aved on h m nd but 
roughl posted t 
Waj ne full of p gment i 
Kan 1 s dut es at tl e b 

tt 1 t the B t sh Isles Ross was a guest at 
kl C tie tie S tland h me of Andre v Carneg e 
Ross saw Andy play golf fur exercise, iince then the 
Indian clubs at the McCulloch gymnasium have become 
covered with cobwebs and Ross now gets the caddies 
veiT busy at the golf links. He does not wear the same 
golf suit Carnegie does but he plays just as good a game 
and, at the time this was written, was the second player 
on the club team. 


A MAN who does not Ijvi- ij:ili. i i i n. i- three 
blocks from where he I ..■ ;, n f - illeJ 

a native. Alex White was inJu • s jnj 

tribulations of this world on Ban UllI nt.,;i ih.' ^it\ 
building. Now he lives on Clinton street .i lew hlu;k^ 
away. In the past thirty-three years he has iicit om\- 
plained about Fort Wayne as a place in winch ti. live. 
After leaving the Fort Wayne public schools he went to 
the University at O.xford. Ohio. What he did not learn 
there he ac^-iuired later in the Pennsylvania Military 
Academy at Chester. Pennsylvania. He marched home 
from Chester to embark in the bicycle business. He 
made the wheels go for a while and then sold out this 
business to enter the White Fruit House with his father, 
the late Captain James B. White. 

When Alex left the military academy he thought the 
sword was a mighty thing. Since he has become treas- 
urer of the White Fruit House he is impressed with the 
I tci ih it the pen is mightier than the long steel knife. 
Hi ,. 1 s attending to his enormous duties in the busiest 
iLiail huuse in thecity he finds time to do other things. 
.\t uiie time he served the Second ward in the council by 
appointment from Mayor Henry P. Scherer. He never got 
oratorical while in the council chamber but he looked at 
all public questions with a trained business eye. He 
lainw s what is good for Fort Wayne and what is not. 
lint 1 ^ w In he goes to New York City every few weeks 
lii nil I nut what is good for Fort Wayne. He is tho- 
miiiiliK progressive and can drive a bargain and also a 
tine team of horses. He has not contracted the gaso- 
line buggy fever yet because he admires horseflesh too 
much and always has a fine team to hold the ribbons 
over. He is always busy looking for a chance to boom 
Fort Wayne and he usually finds the opportunitv. 


r^ there be in Fort Wayne, might ask, "Do what?" 
But the person who knows him wouldn't have to guess 
that he means simply this: '-Lean on the New York 
Life, as I Jo." 

Mr. Cooper is the company's general agent for this 
section of the state of Indiana, and he has not only dune 
the insurance people good service but has favored tliou- 
sands of policy holders and their dependents in getting 
them to lean on a good company. 

Mr. Cooper began his career in Fort Wayne, where 
he was h^.rn nn a summer's d.iv m iS;;, He w.ii a 

SChOnI |.,,. I:;., I, t|„. !!,,■,: r^U-, li- - p.' •■llll.; ,,n,l 

equip li 111,, il l.ii ! !.• - : n;!-, I ni. !.■ ! I i i- tin. .;iili 

College, at H. miner. Nt'w M.impshire. and w.ts gradu- 
ated from that institution in 1873. 

Mr. Cooper spent several years in the newspaper 
business as a writer on papers in Fort Wayne, St. Louis 
and Neu >'ork. and as a correspondent for several 
metropolitan dailies. His journalistic work was of an 
attractu e. clean-cut kind. 

.^s president of the Fort Wayne Board of Education, 
Mr. Cooper did much to maintain the high standard of 
the schools. 

At present he is a member of the Board of State 
Charities, one of those positions which affords a lot of 
worrisome labor without the accompaniment of a salary. 
The cheerful performance of these duties, reveals a 
prominent feature of his makeup. 

Mr. Cooper has been connected with the .New York 
Life Insurance Company fur ten years as agent and gen- 
eral agent, and now is in charge of the company's 
business in .1 cnnsiderable portiun of Nnrthern Indiana. 


ling from ; 

HHRli we see Mr. U'R; 
the road. 
This cool-headed man, besides attending to his daily 
duties as a railroader, is one of the prominent members 
of the city council of Fort Wayne. He is now tilling his 
third term in that body as a representatilve uf the Third 

As you may have observed. Mr. O'Ryan is apassen- 
ger engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad. He began 
service as a fireman and won promotion on merit. At the 
throttle almost every day of his life he holds the safety 
of hundreds of lives in his hands, but with his cool head 
and steady hand sending the steam locomutive over the 
rails he carries his passengers to their iourne>"s end 
without accident. His has always been dut\ well per- 
formed. Likewise, we haven't heard manv kicks 
against his official career in the city council, and his 
popularity is attested by his repe.ated re-elections. 

PhysKilh. ii' ;-. Ill ■!:. jest man in the city council. 
Heisprcii ,, •'•' ' • ~ He has a big heart and a 
big mind * c-nns of his personal popu- 

larity. On li ;:i;i ..lij-1: 11 tu the council he won the 
nomination over liaU a dozen aspirants. He won at 
the polls in his subsequent elections easily. Mr. O'Ryan 
is now thirty-eight years old, a comparatively young 

He was born and always lived in the ward which he 
now represents in the council. He was educated in the 
city schools, and on the public questions of the da\-. 
national, state, and municipal, keeps abreast of the 
times. In his social life his pleasant ways have brought 
him so many good friends that it is almost a relief to 
get out on the mad for a breathing spell. 


BUT fur the location in this city of Concordia Col- 
lege, the name of Fort Wayne's present city clerl< 
would not be August M. Schmidt. He came herefrom 
Saint Louis, then his home, at the age of 15. to attend 
this Lutheran educational institution and, immediately 
after his graduation in 1880. determined to remain here, 
accepting a clerical position with the hardware firm of 
Prescott Brothers, but resigned it a year afterwards to 
enter the employ of the Wahash Railway Company as a 
clerk in the freight department. His executive abilities 
won for him rapid promotion and he rose to the position 
of general yardmaster, remaining with the company 
until iSq; when he embarked in the insurance business. 
In May, i8g6, he was appointed clerk of the municipal 
hoards of the city and held the position until the adop- 
tion of the charter amendments legislated him out of 

But he soon returned to public position. When the 
election of the spring of igoi came on he was nominated 
by the Democrats for city clerk. Henr\- C. Bert^lioff lead- 
ing the ticket for mayor. It was .1 h ■''• miii.-,!. ; 
municipal campaign. Captain CharU, 1 1 1- 

dier in the war with Spain, was tht- I 1 m . il- 

d.ate for mayor and F. Will llrballns , : : ,,1 r -..mi. 

railroad man, for clerk. A\i i'.i,': i '.V -Jimli 

won. the latter's wide a^\jii . ..: : ■ nil pi] - 

ularity being elements of si I : i [it en- 
tered upon the duties of tlif uMi ■ nil 1 - th. j icsl-iu cit> 

Mr. Schmidt has for many years been connected with 
a number of local building and loan associations and 
they have been largely benefitted by his e.xecutive abili- 
1% and splendid business management. 

Mr. Schmidt is one of the city's popular vocalists. 

• see I 

; his fa^ 


1 time of trouble. It isn't so in Fort Wayne. Super- 
intendent Gorsline has ordered othei-wise, and as a 
result there is nothing to be seen but a blue streak at 
the very moment that a "trouble" call comes in to the 
station; the sapphire-colored stripe through the atmos- 
phere is simply the hurr\--up glimpse that you obtain as 
the brave officers get their legs busy carrying them to 
the center of agitation. 

Homer A. Gorsline. superintendent of the Fort Waynt' 
police department, has held that important office since 
May, 1896, at which time he was appointed by Mayor 
Scherer. He has made a good record. He came to Fort 
Wayne when he was twelve years old and attended 
school several years. He was employed for a while in a 
clothing store and later left the city for a time, going to 
Decatur. Indiana, where he held the position of deputy 
county auditor. He then went to Columbus. Ohio, and 
enlisted in the regular army as a band musician. After 
serving six years and rising to the sergeant-majorship — 
the highest non-commissioned office — he was honorably 
discharged and returned to Fort Wayne. Again he 
turned his attention to the clothing business and was 
thus employed when he received his appointment as 
superintendent of police. He is a staunch Democrat 
and a warm friend of organized labor. 

It is a noticeable fact that the daily police court 
"grind " in Fort Wayne is as small, perhaps, as that of 
any other city of its size in the country. Our people are. 
of course, a good deal more decent than you'll find else- 
where, but a large bit of credit is due to the well-man- 
aged police department, which performs its double duty 
of arresting offenders and keeping a watchful eye on 
s though they were about to commit acts 

those who s 

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'. SCHRADER is from Germany— a lung way 
from Germany. He ne\'c^r li\eJ there. His folks 
JiJ, though. It was seventy years .iso that the parents 
of Mr. Schrader decided to fors.ilce their native land and 
come to America. Maybe they decided to come earlier 
than that, but it was the year 1834 that saw them step 

They first settled in Hardin County, Ohio, where the 
subject of this sketch was born. He spent his boyhood 
days there and at Logansport. Indiana, to which city 
the family removed in 1831. They later resided for a 
time at Wabash. 

Mr. Schrader came to Fort Wayne in i8b6. He has 
seen Wabash several times since then, but never wanted 
to go there to live. It works that way with everybody 
who once settles in Fort Wayne. The first thing he did 
here after getting acquainted with the points of the com- 
pass was to engage in the shoe business under the tirm 
name of Markley, Schrader & Company. 

In 187; he began his career in the iiiMir.mcf. re.d 
estate and rental business. He has Ihih s., su... ~,iul 
that he hasn't even paused during tlu- hni- p.nnj m 
which he has trans.icteJ hundreds .if HmhsiiiJs ,,1 

; with Mr. Schrader and the firm has since 
been known as Schrader & Wilson. 

Mr. Schrader. during his long residence in Fort 
Wa\ne, has always taken a great deal of interest in 
public affairs, and has been identified in various ways 
with the development of the city which adopted him. 



anJ after you've Kot it. it is rt\|uirt-d y.m kei'p 
yourself prepared to run immeJiatrfv un the lirst c.ill 
your services. The picture siiows Dr. Stults (in tire run. 
He's the coroner. 

The coroner is the man who gets there after it's all 
over and starts a guessing contest as to huw it hap- 
pened. Dr. Stults has been thus occupied quite fre- 
quently during the two years he has been in office. He 
didn't always live here, although he has been a Hoosier 
all his life. He was born in Whitley county, in 18^6, 
his parents having removed from Stark county, Ohio, 
to that place and settled una farm in 1841. After a series 
of prosperous years as a farmer, the fatlier of Dr. Stults 
went to Huntini;tiin .(iuntx tnhw. Ills iinpolarity was 

the public schools and later spent a period at Roanoke 
Seminary to add to the store of knowledge he had gath- 
ered on the farm and elsewhere; so he was well qualified 
to take a position as deputy in his father's office. 

Then he came to Fort Wayne and attended the oIlI 
Fort Wayne College several terms before enterm^ upon 
the study of medicine with two leading physicians at 
Huntington. Returning to this city, he entered the Fort 
Wayne College of Medicine and fitted himself to engage 
in practice in 1886. 

He was nominated for coroner by the Republicans in 
the fall of 1902. and was one c)f the comparatix'ely few 
representatives of the party to win out in that memorable 
campaign. He is again the party's candidate. 


to Fort 
siti- pro- 

halt ; 


Mr. Bursley ouglit to like Fort Wax ne. It w.ij Iht,' 
he drew the first vital breath and i "I ! w i , li . . n 
just as good to him since then as sh , 
her latest beneficence was in the sli r i r ;, 

Council Chamber. The sketch sIkjw , Mi. i;..; Il, ,li.,i 
arisen from the seat for the purpose of presenting an 
ordinance for the welfare of the city. 

In 1895 Mr. Bursley was graduated from the Fort 
Wayne high school, and almost immediately afterward 
he went to Ann Arbor and began his studies in the en- 
gineering course of that institution. By the spring of 
1899 he had learned it all and they gave him a nice 
diploma with a gold seal in the corner and tied with two 
yards of white satin ribbon. When he came home, he 
showed the gold seal and the satin ribbon to the Penn- 
sylvania Company and they hired him. For thrc. vejrs 
he was employed in the motive power departim-iit n| tin 
road, part of his duties keeping him in the sh.ips, ili.- n- 
mainder being spent in e.xperimental work in testmi; 

For seven months, then, he was abroad enjoying the 
historical and natural sights of the old world. For one 
year after his return he was employed with G. E. Bursley 
& Company, the wholesale grocers. 

He was elected as a Republican member of the City 
Council in 1902. His selection as a teacher in the me- 
chanical engineering department af the University of 
Michigan, has kept him out of town for some time, but 
he returns to give his attention to local interests. 


IF till!, man should throw up his jol' and the Bowst-r 
company decide to abandon the department which 
he represents, it is safe to say that the aforementioned 
concern would go "kerflummux." He is the advertising 
man. tlu' individual who is just now busy informinj^ the 
ici'It/ '1 unenlightened Europe that the only real thin^ 
]M the "il tank line is manufactured in the city of Fort 
VS'a\ne. Indiana, U. S. A. Of course, everybody in 
America, pretty nearly, knows it already, and Mr. Bech- 
tel, while he is thoroughly in favor of giving America 
the best of it in most instances, feels as though the folks 
on the other side ought to be let into the secret. He is 
just now very busy doing the letting. 

As a consetjuence. the fame of Fort Wayne is being 
still further spread abroad. 

Like many of the other illustrious sons of the repub- 
lic. Mr. Bechtel started in life as a farmer boy, his folks 
living near Middleville, Michigan. After leaving the 
high school at Wayland, the same state, he trained the 
minds of the younger generation in a country school for 
three years. From there he went to Grand Rapids 
where he handled the coin received over the counter of 
the business office of the Daily Democrat. 

Then he came here. It was in July, 1899. Starting 
in as superintendent of collections, he illustrated the 
fact that he was heartily interested in the welfare uf the 
i-;n\v.ser company. So he was ad\ in ■ : :- ili-- 1 '^itinil 
"I Nui'erintendent of salesmen. II ! ■ r ■ , j. 

li.ok Ins present position as man i ■ ■ • ii 1 1 ilcr 

: dep.i 

-. Bechtel finds time to .ict as 
unday school of the First B.iptist 
as president of the Fort Wayne 

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companionable fellow to have ai -k. a i i i 

however, is one of the most popii! i 
men in Fort Wayne today. Will :..i^ .,! w ii i, tii.l 
his buggy material does not need insect powder. 

One cold winter day in January, thirty years ago, 
Will Rastetter was born in this very city. Although he 
IS not a very tall man, he was graduated from the Fort 
Wayne high school with high honors in 1895. He went 
into business at (ince with his father, the late Louis 
Rastetter, one of the pioneer manufacturers of Fort 
Wayne. In five years Will was able to step in .in,l t.ii<f- 
the entire responsibility of the Rastetter f.ictnrv II. 
has kept with Ihe times. With the advent "I I i.n- 
cles Will began at once to manufacture bKs.l. inns 
extensively, and most of the noted manufactui. r, 11- 
his rim. Now the automobile has pushed its \\,r 1 > ihr 
front, and we find him making rims tur the- init 1: . n- 
His factory, ever mindful of the ne.rss 1 1 ih h -^ 
has kept on making vehicle wood -: 1 , i 

tions. Like Helen's babies, he hl.-^ ■ ''■ ■ K 

go, but unlike most men, he enjus-. ;.^l;ii,; his uwu 
wheels go. They go well, and the output of his factory 
rolls all over the United States. A rolling wheel gathers 
no moss, but it wears out in time, and Will is right on 

,Hason. He is rapidly approaching the state of bad 
hood and up to date poses as a man who is heart-' 


IT seems as though tlie man whu maUes tlie most tell- 
ing gestures is the one who wins the debate, and 
when we trace it back farther we find that a good many 
forceful speakers, especially among the lawyers, learned 
to use their arras pitching hay. There seems to be but 
a step between stacking timothy and slinging rhetoric. 
So it is with Mr. Belot. For years he performed heavy 
work on the old Belot homestead in Perry township, 
where he was born in 1803. and built the foundation for 
a most successful after career. 

His parents were French. After attending the coun- 
try schools and completing their course of study, he 
qualified as a teacher and spent some time — about five 
years— presiding over schools in that part of the coun- 

In i8qo. he was appointed deputy clerk, by Daniel 
W. Souder. and he performed his duties so nicely that 
County Clerk Metzger, who succeeded to the head of 
the office, decided he couldn't keep official house with- 
out him. The people in general seem to have discovered 
his good qualities and he was, in 1S98. chosen to suc- 
ceed Mr. Metzger. 

During the time Mr. Belot was employed in the clerk's 
office— both as deputy and as head of the department — 
he devoted every spare moment of his time to the study 
of law. In his earlier years he had learned to economize 
the minutes and by the time he was ready to leave the 
oflice he had not only the satisfaction of feeling that his 
official duties had been well performed, but that he was 
fully fitted to practice his profession. He was admitted 
to the bar at once, and is now the law partner of Judge 



These arc tli. i. i J Ah ', h • .huh., ■ ih- !• ■■! h 
Mr. Wynant « i- n , 

Larwill and then m ml hi mi ih- M„:,n. h,,,, ,., i,,, ,,.i,.„ 
terms. In the between times he m.inaged to attend the 
Normal University at Ada. Ohio, using the earnings 
from his worli as a teacher. 

Then he became interested in the insurance business 
and started in to study human nature. During the time 
of the Chicago World's Fair, he added tii his stock of 
experience as a railroad brakeman, running on both 
freight and passenger trains. Then returning to the 
Hisurance I'usiness he operated successfully in all the 
l,iri;e.iiie< between Wa.shington and Chicago, and then. 
lKi\inti trained the entire plan himself, set about to 

rnal Assurar 
in Fort Way 



.igned I 

n as manager of the Fraternal uri Ja 
uary i, 1904, but retains the office of Supreme Recordir 
Secretary, in order to give more attention to his oil i: 

Mr. Wynant is oneofthebest organizers in tli. sin 
He has successfuU 1 tunched a large numl 
established concerns and has put about ^ 
the de el 1 n c t f tl ( e Ale dr I 




get a good 


1 undertaker — a man whose lift 
rounded by other people's sadness, yet who manages to 
keep smiling. Perhaps this is the result of the knowl- 
edge that his life is not a fractional part as sad as it 
might be. But why philosophize? It's sufficient to 
say that Mr. Peltier is always good-natured. 

When we think of the burial of the dead most of us 
associate with it the Peltier name. This is because the 
Peltiers, father and son. have been engaged in the 
undertaking business in Fort Wayne since the early 
pioneer days, when the father, Louis Peltier, conducted 
the tirst undertaking establishment here. To this busi- 
ness the son, James C, succeeded, and for years he has 
been a leader in his business and is one of our repre- 
sentative citizens. Mr. Peltier was educated in the city 
schools and at Notre Dame University. He had been 
attending Notre Dame for two years when the smell of 
distant explosives in 1862 prompted him to give up his 
studies and enlist as a soldier in the Twelfth Indiana 
regiment. He was wounded fighting for the flag at 
Richmond, Kentucky, and his injuries were (tf such a 
serious nature that he was honorably discharged and 
returned home. On his recovery from his wounds he 
entered the undertaking business with his f.ither. The 
latter retired from the firm in 1882. and since then the 
son has been conducting the business alone. With the 
soldiers of the War of the Rebellion he has always been 
popular, and for two years he was commander of the 
Sion S. Bass Post, G. A. R., of this city. In business 
progressive and anxious to do the right thing by every- 
body, and in social circles genial, he hits made friends 




graph and messenger service of the city, for he is the 
manager here of the Postal Telegraph Company and the 
Fort Wayne District Telegraph Company, two corpora- 
tions having much to do with our business and social 
life. He was born at Monroeville, Ohio, and, with his 
parents, when ten years old, came to this cit>"- Here he 
was educated in the parochial schools and lea\ in- ih m. 
entered busy life in which he has continuouslv i. m nn. 1 
During the first administration of Presidcia Cki.- 
land he took government service in the Fort Wayne 
postoffice as distributing clerk and assistant superin- 
tendent of carriers under Postmaster Kaough. When 
Mr. Kaough retired from the postoffice and re-entered 
the agricultural implement business Mr. Ehrman fol- 
lowed him in his employ until 1S07 when he took the 
position of deputy township assessor with .M \ \\ iNii 
When Mr. Rohan was elected county trea^m 1 Mi 
Ehrman accepted under him a deputyship in ih nn;, 
But his business abilities and worth had .ilti.i 1. : 11 ■ 
attention of others— the owners of the Postal T. l>^i .u h 
Company and the Fort Wayne District Telei;i,ipli ( nm- 
pany. They offered him the position of manager of 
these companies, and, refusing the place with County 
Treasurer Rohan, he accepted it. For live years, 1898, 
until 1902, he represented his ward in the city council. 
He gave municipal questions a close study and displayed 
marked ability in their adjustment in that body. 


ONt Jay. twcnty-tive years ago, the quiet, peaceable 
inhabitants of the httle city of Fort Wayne were 
thrown into a state of the wildest excitement and con- 
sternation. The cause of it all was the appearance of a 
strange being on the streets. One small buy whu beheld 
it burst in the door of his home, where he sought refuge. 
exclaiming breathlessly: "Ma. ma! I've just seen the 
devil! He was ridini; on a wagnn wheel with another 
littler wheel fastened t'l his t.iil' " 

But it wasn't His Maitsty at all. It was 



anJ JeciJt'J to own .ine of the n.w-: i^i,;:-' 1 : i \ iiices 

of locomotion. Hebought itin Bostun. Later, as others 
purchased wheels, Mr. Edgerton organized our first bicy- 
cle club with seven members. During the nine years he 
rikU- his high wheel he never took a "header;" but as 
s^iuh I, 1,,. bought a safety he met with an accident 
ulii h l.iiJ him up for several weeks. A street car 
motonnan. while making goo-goos at a girl on the 
street, let his car run into a team of mules, which in 
turn ran over Mr. Edgerton. Luckily, the judge of the 
superior court was a passenger on the car and wit- 
nessed the whole proceedings. The company paid the 

Mr. Edgerton also enjoys the distinction of being the 
original "kodaker." He was for twenty years engaged 
in the manufacture and sale of plows and agricultural 
implements and is the inventor of a successful plow. 
He was in the bicycle business for fifteen years. 

Mr. Edgerton is a native of Fort Wayne. He has 
tra\'eled extensively in our nwn and foreign lands. 




: ' 11 , f ,iu>,s made things very hvely at 
hi-, h i. 1 1 I lieco'was "Onto Richmond." 

hut w 1 ^l\^ling there. Hemadeasmuch 

trniii |< ,, j; III,., He was a gross annoyance. 
Virginia lost lier statehood, but the new arrival 
made up for the loss. While the North was throwing 
salt and pepperat Richmond, Otto was getting cream and 
sugar. In iSny the Rev. Karl Gross moved to Buffalo. 
New York, and, of course. W. O. went along. t.aking a 
straight cut from Richmond. He entered the public 
schools and there joined the Buffaloes ver>- early. Then 
he entered the University. Among other things, he 
studied medicine and for six years was in the drug 
business there 

In i88ohecameto Fort Wavne In this tii\ he first 
\xorKed in the Me\er Pn th i 'i st r In r « hp 
went to the New ■! ork i I u I i 

chemistr\ under Prof 'I t m i 


tokee( uP^^llh lli-'l 1 lesMim he « is ),' idu Ued tnim tile 
Fort Wayne College of Medicine in i8q3 Although Dr 
Gross distinguished father is a preacher Dr Gross 

le He IS tilt hrst Rel ul 1 
had since this city was i 
honor that Dr Gross w i 




■■If acommon.orJin.i 

y tea ke 


an keep up a lively 

song and dance even th. 

UKh it 

s in 

hot water up to its 

nose. 1 know tliat 1. e 

ven if 


les do come, can 

always keep smiling." 

And that's what he ha 

s continued 

to do whether the 

path of life ran smoothl;, 

or not. 


we believe he has 

taught many others to do 



Mr. Wurden is pureK 

a Fort 


vne product: horn 

in September. i8s9- H,- 

■,,■.-111. ^l 


slin-.lini; here and 

at the University of Wi 



1 hi ward studied 

law in the office of his i 


hi' ellterej the 

law oflice of Judge Robr 

t S_ 1 1 

I.. I 

llr was .lailllUed 

to the Ivirin 1883. In 

836, 111 

I , 

1 1 iiln .1 ship 

with luhn Morris, junior 

which . 

1 ■ ■ 1 I'irs. 

.liter uhich Mr. Worden cunt 

■.■ ; ■ 1 ■ itilie 



Allen Zollars was formed. Mr. Worden is a Democrat, 
and his voice in behalf of party success has been 
frequently heard. 

On leaving the practice of law he became the manager 
of the First National Bank, of which he is the vice-pres- 
ident and acting president. He is actively interested in 
the success of the Winona Assembly and was one of 
the men who brought about its organization. 

^\r. Wurden is a member of the Haydn quartet— that 
c.klntid organization ot sweet singers which has de- 
iiL.htil ihnusands for twenty-six years, without a 
ch.iiiLte in its personnel. 


FOLLOW the llag!" IS ■■Coloiwl" Thompsun's 
battle cry. There is no better railroad man in 
Indiana than "Dick," as he is called by his friends, and 
he has a host of them. The newspaper boys always 
put "Colonel" in front of his name. And he would 
have been a colonel if he had not been wearing frocks 
during all the time that the War of the Rebellion was 
going on. He is the district passenger agent of the 
Wabash Railroad Company, with headquarters and 
offices in this city. He has been a resident of three 
states. Born in Iowa, he moved when a lad, with his 
parents, to Reading, JVlichigan. There he was edu- 
cated, leaving the high schools well equipped mentally 
for life's duties. In 1880, at the age of twenty years, he 
began railroad work for the Fort Wayne & Jackson and 
was sent to Waterloo, Indiana, as ticket agent. It only 
took the company six months to find out that his abili- 
ties were too big and his services too valuable for a 
town of that size, and they transferred him to the agency 
at Fort Wayne. One road wasn't big enough for him, 
and, in 1883. his road was merged with the Lake Shore, 
and he was made joint agent. His abilities ti.i ^et 
liusiness soon attracted the attention of the ^ 
Wabash, and they got after him. The result was he 
took service with them i-i 188S as passenger and ticket 
agent. He has been with them since. His jurisdiction 
now extends to towns east and west on the main line 
and also on the Detniit division. Hverybody tluiiK^ 
there is no better fellow nn eartli than genial ■In:!, 


PjILvou ever stop 
LJ of our foremost 
and blue ribbon Jersex 
come from the best fai n 

this city. Mr. DouKhm.iii was burn iii tins county .ind, 
until he left his countr\ h^me to .itteiij college, JiJ his 
share of the farm work. Ac.iuirmi; tlie rudiments of Ins 
education in the countr Ir^^ri-^ viv.nis. lie attended 
the Meth.idist Cllrj,. , :!, i r.iii «hich he was 
graduated. As the -h . ; - ' , i m,in\' of our 

\ ears, fo'.ir of which were ,is principal 01 the graded schools 
,it Ne'A !|j\en. He was thus well equipped for the study 
"I th ■ l.iw. which he pursued under the tutelase of Hon. 
Ileni> Colerick. .After Iv- -vlm'^-^ion t^ the bir he 
established himself HI I ' ^ • . .1 n ,' hties 

as a speaker in the p ill J i- r ,■ ii: le .ic- 


the . 

and election as prosecutiOK attorne\ a 

held for four years. On his retirement t 

he associated himself in practce witf 

Bell and remained his partner until th, 

orator's death. Messrs, Olds & Doughman are attorneys 

for the Fort Wayne & Southwestern Railroad Com- 

p.iny. On the many cmiple-x questions arising out 





battle of Peach 
tonville. North ( 
leg while savini; 
was weaker tli. 
Congress decoi. 
When PresKi 
flag was Joiim 

He spent six iiioi 
Garza. PresKirni 
him for his success 

conferwith the l^.m..!. ..■ i ■. i . 

trities. Recentl\ h. i. i i . : i ii 

money and arr.m :: ■.. i 

territorial and island possession of the Un 
except Cuba and Porto Rico. 



1 there was unce upon a time th; 

frightened out of his boots, and he didn't get over it for 

a long while. 

It happened out in wild and u....|[, W in ij while 
Dan held the job of payma^i> i i mti-d 

States army under his uncle, \\ ;> , i ii lor 
a long period Mr. Bash was b.t.ii'ji!L J ,ii - i' \iii<i!iH). 
Texas, but the headquarters were translerivj to <;iie\- 
enne, Wyoming. Upon one memorable occismn a troop 
of cowboys swooped down upon them, scooped up 
S7. 350.90 worth of coin belonging to Uncle S.iiii ,uid dis- 
appeared with it in their sombreros. Tlun \wis when 
Dan got scared. He and his uncle didn't feel like di\ing 
into their jeans and making up the deticieiicy. so they 
told Congress about it. and a bill was passed appropriat- 
ing the needed amount. But Grover Cleveland refused 
to sign the bill, and things looked gloomy again until a 
new Congress convened. Mr. Harrison affixed his sig- 
nature to a new bill, and all was lovely again. 

Mr, Bash commenced his varied career in Fort Wayne. 
After leaving school his health was not of the best, so 
he was sent to Denver, Colorado, where he continued 
his school work. For thirteen years he remained in the 
west. For a year he studied law in Denver, but didn't 
take kindly to that brand of excitement. Then he busied 
himself for a year raising sheep. From this outdoor life 
he transferred his efforts to the conduct of a wholesale 
notion store, which he discontinued after one year's 
experience, and then for four years gave his ; 

Then he returned to Fort Wayne, where he expects 
to sell turnip seed and otherwise promote the welfare of 
S. Bash & Company for decades to come. 



In social affairs there are wallflowers, but in business 
affairs Mr. Keil is not one of these. He believes in dec. 
orating homes. He puts flowers on the walls in endless 
variety. He began his early business career as circu- 
lator on the Fort Wayne Gazette. He learned to draw 
his salary artistically and later devoted much time to 
art. He learned the distinction between a tintype and a 
Rembrandt without the aid of glasses. He soon drifted 
into the general decorating business. He has ne\-er 
presided at a lynching bee, but can direct his men just 
how to hang a curtain. He can aid you in selecting 
beautiful designs for de:orating the parlor walls. He 
can even help you out in the dining-room. Just invite 
him in and see. 

Luthe was bo n and eared n Fort W 

ne and he 

seems to lep oud f the t He ha 



ned at home 

tolelploomtl H J 

ive He ha 

afte tie pa 

vanety nd 

orothe de 

beaut fu M K 

su ts all ta tes He no a g 

it and keeps. Is an> f end o 

young 1 u ness n n n e e en 

custon e s el f end He d 

mob e 1 ut ne e m sse a polo 

ga ne ex ept n Sund v Tl e f 

Wa ne and em n n t e t of 


that lei g od t te n e e t g 

e s e 

sele t ng 1 e ut ful tu es or len 1 


oorst n le 

the e f ne tt t e 


Willi 1 Henr> si 

All of the greitT c I 

tl rough hard work He 1 l I 

there till he wib graJuited from the 

Then he went fr n the pT^t ire Int t 

the Indnin leg sKture m 
father of the hoube ipj roj r 

ountrx s hools 

sihle for Fort Wi\ ne to 11 II 

Feeble-M nded Youth In 189 he was m o nted t 
attorne\ for th b mun v ilitv b\ the Demo ritic mi\ ir 
and he has hung to this tfh e w th teni itv e\ er sin e 
except ng the two \ ears of M i% or Oakles b i fmin stra 
tion Shimbaugh was nominated 1 \ the Dem Lrits ab 
a candidate for ma\or but the pe 1 le w tnted h m as 
citv attorney more than the\ u inted h m as ma\ or ind 
he took a back seat in the rear galler\' of municipal stars 
for two years. Again we find him running the legal end 
of the city and telling the erstwhile statesmen where to 
back into oblivion when he chooses to play a stellar 
engagement before the municipal footlights. Willi.iin 
knows how to run his tongue to say things which .in- 
pleasant, witty and interesting. He is not as silent .is 



heard at banquets. He has been toa.stmaster 
functions, and his eloquence is often heard at 
gatherings. He has a silver tongue, but is ; 



1 that Louie Centlivre lias to I 

be right in it. Louit 
' lo%es tine horses 1 
lining Fort Wayne fa 
Louie ousht to be 

Louie is very much at home 
le day he may not have to mo 
von't sell his horse then, becau 
welL He has had a hand 
lous for fast horseflesh, 
ailed "Major" — not because 

a member of the Salvation Army, but because 
member of Governor Matthews' official staff. 
s;ht more Kold buttons than a major-general ever 

I li ■ Ii rl i I1..U li ^Mld braid to put a gilt lining 

the only man on ih : ,:: ;. ,i ■, h • , • • ; ■..:;..iii:... 
the French on a ImU uI i.n^. .iii.l :u .uii;.Lv]ULii-t jjw.a.-, 
had the place of honor next to the governor at all ban- 
quets. He always oirried on his conversation with the 
governor in kitchen and parlor French. For some time, 
whenever he spoke of himself and the governor he said 
something which sounded like the editorial "we." 
Louie says he will never forget when his friends here 
gave him that Sscx; sword. He uses it to cut grass now. 
His children use the brass buttons for marbles, and the 
gold braid has been loaned to the Democratic party for a 
platform lining. Since retiring from "office" Mr Cent- 
livre has been doing duty as the president of the C. L 
Centlivre Brewing Company His duties keep him 
busily engaged, but he also has spare time to de\ute 
his energies to other enterprises in which he is hea\ il\ 


A MAN i.uni 111 AVichiK.m. .is tlie old s-dunn, K"e-s. la a 
Alichigander. but Attorney Carl Yaple left the flock 
u]! ncirth and came down to Fort Wayne to shed his 
featliers. He was born at Coldwater. and althougli a 
Michigander takes kindly to water, Carl left tbe pond 
to seek knowledge in dry books. 

He came out of the Coldwater high school with honors 
and then went to .Albion college. Later we find him 
taking the literary course at the Ann Arbor university 
After he got literary he did not come to Indiana to write 
novels, but entered the law department of the Indiana 
University In 1899 he began the practice of law 
in the office of Vesey & Heaton. Two years ago he 
formed a partnership with Attorney Ben F. Heaton. and 
this law firm has been eminently successful. 

Mr. Yaple's father is an able Michigan jurist and has 
occupied the circuit bench with honor, has been to Con- 
gress, and not long ago was the Democratic nominee for 
the governorship. 

Carl has become active in Allen count\- pnlitics and is 
now vice-president of the Jefferson club. He is well 
equipped mentally for a career at the bar. and by inher- 
itance he possesses many of the traits which have made 
his father an able man in the courts of Michigan. He 
lives in Lakeside, near Delta Lake, and this is as near as 
he could get to cold water and reside in Fort Wayne. 
He likes Fort Wayne and her people, and he is well liked 



.1 subject of gooJ Queen Victoria. 

As the years passed and he learned in school of this 
l^reat America of ours, he began tii entertain a longing to 
Know more about it. This desire ripened into a decision 
to see it some day. and when the time came for him to 
leave the army service of her majesty he boarded a 
vessel and came across, landing at a Canadian port. for. 
while he thought that the future might see him a full- 
fledged son of Uncle Sam. yet he did not want to rush 
hurriedly into the new condition. He remained t.i 
his sovereign by following there the trade to which he 
liad been apprenticed in England— carpentry'. At a con- 
\'enient time he left Canada and came across the border. 
Mr. Snook doesn't know just what turn of fortune brought 
him to Fort Wayne; but he's glad that it happened that 
way, as he has found it to be a beloved spot, the e.\per- 
ience of scores of others whom chance has seemed to 
place in this locality, and who are now adding to the 
charm and attractiveness of the city, which has a healthy 
growth through that medium. 

frugal r ! ■■ ■ ■ ■■ ' i ' ' "■ '■■ ■;•■'" 

Oneot th^' lieW. t l :.iju-t, 'jl In-, il'ili> i- Hi- 
home of Mr. Paul A\ossman on West W.iyne strec 
Snook has no fads, hut he likes to sing and to 
sprightly horse. 



L 111.111 nJing the G. u. P. elephant is Ltwis P. 
Sharp. He is appropriately thus pictured because 
the Chairman of the Repubhcan County Central 

Committee, and he 1 

elephant i!ni j iil 

w to guide the Republican 
•■t\ He has been on its 

the past and understands 

ind prominent in the af- 

1 1 It was his abilities as a 

■ I that led to his selection 

1 the san 

of the stii ii \ I III There he wis educated, 
graduatini; ti m tin s, | iwieiKe University and teach- 
ing Jiiiiii., Ill, 
school teacher heliire lie 
Educated for this professu 
man and located in this ^m 
for several \ ears and then 
in Iowa and Illinois. 

In the latter state, at Rock Island, he engaged in the 
queensware business and returning to Fort Wayne in 
1890 conducted a large store of the same kind in this 
city. Afterwards he engaged in the bicycle and sewing 
machine business here. His last occupation befi ire en- 
tering the county treasurer's office was as tra\eling 
salesman for the Fort Wayne Oil and Supply Ciniipany. 
Mr. Sharp's profession as a teacher and his business 
have given him a wide acquaintance thrnuiiliMut the 


1 iines of effort in which a your 
In fvery thing elS' 

I differs from all other 
ung man inay engage, 
advise the youth of our day to 
strike out for himself— it's the road to success. In base 
ball, the youth who "strikes out for himself" brings 
forih such highly embarrassing remarks as these from 
the grand-stand: "Rotten! Go back to the farm!" etc. 

Isadore Mautner, president of the Fort Wayne Base 
Ball Association, which controls the aggregation of local 
pennant winners, hasn't got a lot of hired men in his 
employ who stand up as targets tor such comments. 
No, he knows his business from A to Z. His team in 
the Central League won the pennant in 1903, and every- 
body kiicnv . u lin ili ! ; iiii III. i!ie reason justclosed. 

Ml M ii: ' ■ h: : ■ . ' ii. take a ■■fly" in 
the ti.-l : 1 1 , ' ■ ■ I I . ollar a "hot one" 
at"sliiiii "I - ■ 111 ! 1 I, i li- 111 -lit ■ -go down" at the 
bat in the one. tun. three order tnery day in the week: 
he might make a failure as an umpire or as a field 
captain: but as a base ball manager he is certainly a 
success, and as such the base ball uniform fits him all 
right. Perhaps it's the first time he has ever worn one. 

Mr. Mautner, during the two seasons he has man- 
aged the Fort Wayne team, has given the people of this 
City good, clean ball. He has had a winning club, a 
bunch of fast players, and made the game one that com- 
manded and secured the patronage of its lovers and 
won for it new friends. The national game is here to 
stay as long as the Fort Wayne club is under his splendid 

Previous to taking charge of the ball club Mr. Mautner 
was in the clothing business as manager of the big and 
well-known clothing house of Sam, Pete \- M,t\. a hrm did business here for many years. Hi' beciiiie tluir 
successor and, under the tirm name of M-uitiici & Cmii- 



note, hut t ntdent ll> vl pered tl at as i 
discoverer of new add t on EG egg Dish CI r s n 
the last seat n the g Hen heh nd p t I led 

across the big w de pond vh le Gregg make s les of 
real estate and tl es nto 1 us ness Gregg vis not 1 rn 
in Italy. This s mother th ni; n h s fi nr He vis 
born in Fort Wi\ne il out t n n 

After a prolonged expe en e t I 

schools he entered the Penn 1 1 

held almost ever> job n the pi t 

years ago. For two jears he th the e tr I 

Traffic Associat on look ng nto rites and tonnage 

In March. ic» he embarked n the r il estate bus 
ne-js like C lull bus he begin mak ng ds ove es 
,inl I i«ton Place addition, Oakhill Grove addition. 
Nil,- I I'l.ueaddition. Huffman Place addition. Interurban 
\:re .ijaitmn. .Norton Place addition and EastCreighton 
Avenue addition were put on the map. He planted E. 
Gregg Davis banners on all these additions and began 
to look about for natives with enough dough to invest. 

While he has been doing this he claims to ha\'e dis- 
covered the man who is building the new the:itre ,ind 
"points with pride" to his work. Gregg's de.Us in dirt 
are constantly increasing. He is daily working to get 
renl estate off his hands. Sociallvhe isapopuLtr young 

To t 

i one 

»iniii iMt imagine that he is a cnmedian and a singer. 
He stirred lor one consecutive night with the Tippecanoe 
club minstrel company and made a hit. He is an active 
Scottish Rite Mason and belongs to all of the clubs 
which are designed to improve the city of Fort Wayne. 
He is thoroughly a Fort Wayneite. first, last and all ol 
the time. 


the pages of this hool< and at certain places where 
now a laugh may be found, no humor will then be dis- 
LtrniMe ; while on other pages an added smile may he 
discovered, placed there by the changes which time 
alone can bring. 

One notable change will be the shifting of the places 
of importance in the commercial and professional world 
trum the older to the younger shoulders, .A numl^er, in 
ten or fifteen years, will have passed from the held of 
activity and many of the young men. like Mr. Fox, for 
example, who is just building his businees career, will be 
occupying the center of the stage. Keep the book care- 
fully and observe the truth of the prediction. 

Robert L. Fox, whom we discover here displaying a 
nobby piece ot furniture, is a member of the important 
house of Fox, Hite & Company. He was born here 
twenty-six years ago. and when old enough to repeat 
the alphabet he started to school at one of the parochial 
institutions. Upon finishing the course, he entered 
Notre Dame University and graduated in 1901. Thus 
equipped in a general way for the solution of life's 
problems, he took a course in a business college to fit 
himself for a commercial career. It was after leaving this 
school that he purchased G. W. Soliday's interest in 
Soliday. Hite & Company. 

This concern is a "booster." one of the big retail 
houses of the city. They call it the "New" store because 
the styles of their furniture and carpets and the other 
various lines are never allowed to become old or out-of- 


n impunity. He is a big mi 
it ask his tailor. He is not ca 
inl< to reduce his flesh, but to ^ 
in his big book store so as to ri- 
Herman Theodore Siemon is 
ward. He still lives in the wai 
Clerk Schmidt and .n Inr • rii„, 



His father, the latf 
brother, Rudolph Sieii 



hook store on Clinton street in i8. 
Siemon retired from the firm, and since the demise ui 
August Siemon. the senior member of the tiriii. the biisj- 
nesshas been controlled bytwo of his sons. H. T. Sieii.on, 
the subject of this sketch, and his brother, Henr\ P. 
Siemon. The firm name has not been chaoL^ed in all 
these years. The firm has a good location on C.ilh.iun 
street in the very heart of the city. 

Before Herman "Teddy"' Siemon began reading the 
books in his own store he went to Saint Paul's Lutheran 
school, the Fort Wayne high school and also Concordia 
College. He learned to read early and keeps it up late. 
"Reading maketh a full man." and as Herman is con- 
stantly surrounded In t^oi id books no wonder lie is an 

t for tellmL; hi; 

plank in tlie 

has a pench; 
of good stori 
the bottle o 
onlv d.irk sp 


1 PiNley played with building blocl<s on tlie New Yorls 
f.inii lit his father, near Utica, in i8?4 and 183^. In 
mure recent years Mr. Pixley has been engaged in 
building blocks. He was most active in the building of 
the .Masonic Temple in this city. He assisted in building 
the Pi.xley-Liing Block and has been president of the 
Tri-State Building and Loan Association which has 
erected so many substantial homes in Fort Wayne. No 
wonder he was made a thirty-third degree Mason in 
i88a. He has been so busy building up Fort Wayne 
since his arrival here in 1876 that he needed to be either 
a .Wason or a carpenter. 

Mr. Pi.xley comes from good continental stock and 
his ureat-grandfather raised and furnished a regiment 
of his own for the Revolutionan- war He went to the 
front With his Connecticut t-- •- m'-'i- Uhc n im. 
of PiNley on the pages ol 1 ' ' M' 1 

the close of the war, his ^ni, ,111.111 .1 

middle New York. Geor^'e w I 1 v i-- th.- smi ni 
one of these sturdy settlers He recened his earh 
education in New York and came to Fort Wayne about 
thirty years ago. His great-grandfather furnished a 
regiment of soldiers. The subiect nf this sketch came 
west to furnish the reguiifnt 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 ,1 11 il 
men of Fort Wayne uith . I 1 

Company owns many St 1 ' 1 ' 

certainly does its share 111 , ii m n n II ' 
In order that men in this \ icinit\ would be compi 11. i 1 . 
keep well dressed both night and day, Mr. pi\l.\ w 1^ 
one of the enthusiastic promoters of the Jenne\ 1 I- v 1 n 
Light and Power Company. He is still the treasm er nt 
the local lighting company and has. in many ways, 
assisted materially in clothing Fort Wayne with metro- 
politan airs and her men and boys with suitable sur- 



Mr Bond milm 

ilif il III 1 II 

annountenRiii ih 

h 1 il ill 1 

don't want 

1 IS ml iiiiiii 1 1 

Mr Bond is n 

"t a pr'fessi 

fractured an\ of 

he Kekiongi h uiii i 

He i like tlie true 

sportsman wh i ui 

Ja> long and tome 

hiraeweiix 1 ui n 

doebn t git I 1 1 


because i m m 1 

1 1 1 1 

greaterpiit i U 

doorexerusi nt i 

\ 1 1 

long ab a h ipr\ rt 

SI i 1 1 

Mr Bond IS tile 

1 1 

Bank The Bond n 

nil II 1 


-II II 1 1 

h 1 1 n Hint 

ed vMth Ills II 1 ani mi 

1 il I \Kirs 

Although two of the 

1 1 r Ih n lull 

, the greater portion 

\\ 1 1 II 

1 md 1 n l,iinJ-ir 

was reorganized as the Fort Wa> ne National BanU 
remained so until 1884, when the present house \\ 

nrijinized to =;us eel it 

Ml P r' 1 ' 1! n' Mini t number of ' 


THK belief that a -'a jack at all trades is a 
jack at none" may have been all right \ 
statement was orignally made but there are ex 
to It now, even in this day of specialists. 


Take Mr. Dav 

He can get you a divorce or do you a dainty' piece of 
tatting. He can make a thrilling speech on democracy 
ur carve you a handsome library table. He can give you 
a pleasing dissertation on the old masters or bake you a 
luscious cherry pie. He can design a cozy town house 
or a uniL|ue summer cottage and speak Gentian as well 
as the mayor. He can prepare an exhaustive article on 
"The Ichthyopterygium of the Ichthyosaurus" for the 
Fortnightly Club or do you a pretty piece of pyrography. 
He can defend you in the courts of justice or prepare you 
a variety of dainty dishes fit for a king. He can corner 
enough votes in Allen County to make himself prose- 
cuting attorney or plan a landscape garden as well as 
anybody else. He can give a song and dance at the 
Elks' Minstrels or — well, if there's anything you wish 
done or want a suggestion as to how to do it. ask 

Mr. Dawson is the young prosecuting attorney uf 
Allen County and has been renominated for that office. 
Like his grandfather and his father, both big men of 
Indiana, he is a Democrat. He began his education in 
the German schools of Fort Wayne and then at ended 
Concordia College. He lat^r graduated from PurJue 
University and the Albany. New York, Law School. 
After his admission to the bar he became the partner of 
Judge John H. Aiken until that gentleman's elevation 

he has been affiliated 
Homer C. Underwood. 

Mr. Dawson's cottage at Rome City— a n 
creation— is one of the prettiest of the pretty sun 
houses at that popular resort. 



C yt-i^y man ,s cumrdk-d t._, bethe architect „l h,s oun 
L^ future. A whole lot of us would coiiu- ..ut more 
successfully in the end if we could only sublet tlu- cniitract. 

Mr. Wing doesn't pose as a dealer in futul^•^. but as 
an architect of buildings hecertainlv ncuri'^ a rrnm- 
inent seat in the front row. \Vr .islrl imn iiu; nther 
day to give us a list of iinMm.^ \\ bad 
been designed by the firm of Win!;& W.ibiiiin lie pulled 
out a li-st about a rod and a half lung, finely w ntten. and 
from that great array we copied the following: 

The main buildings of the Indiana School for Feeble- 
Minded Youth; Indiana building at the Louisiana Pur- 

: housi 



county iniiMii im \\ i -h i!I .■.m*- iIimi 
county i:iii '.'■ . 11 ii ' : 

Bloomingtiju l;.i| i: i Jnu-li. .\.iM'ji.\ ilk- Christian 
church — in fact, there were so many big contracts in the 
list that our eyes began to swim before he even com- 
menced to show us the big list of magnificent dwellings. 
so we cried quits. He did insist, however, on showing 
us the picture of •■Brookside." the beautiful home of 
John H. Bass, built after the Wing & Mahurin plans. 


ill the dry goods I 
Here he formed : 
Stewart and Joli 
Jameson & Be.ulr 

and formed a partnership witli Noias Dodois. the firm 
being known as Dodois. Beadell & Compain-, proprie- 
tors of the People's Store. Two or three years later this 
firm was succeeded by Beadell & Company, with Mr. 
Beadell as the active head. The business was begun in 
a room 40.x 60 feet in size. Just notice its growth: 
Three years ago the People's Store moved into its present 
magnificent quarters occupying +4,000 square feet. An 
average of from eighty to one hundred people are con- 
stantly employed. 

Mr. Beadell is an ex-president of the Commercial 
Club and an active member of its board of directors. He 
is a member of the board of directors of the People's 
Trust Company, and has many other local interests. 





Iiaving been absent for se\'''^ il • -■ ir^ i 
for his life work he has return.! t [ti i: 
the community of his birth. ,\i. . '!i i. 
echo from the schools indicate hi^ ,ii nw , n 
prepared to build well upon a suhsiaiiiiai Ihl 
Mr. Hoffman is a lawyer. He was bun 
near Maysville, Springfield Township. Alt 
the Maysville schools for some time, he (■ 
in the Valparaiso College, giving special 
literary work. Here he showed marked ability as a 
speaker and began the work that attracted to him the 

til..- ,\iiii \;' M ^. ' '.l' ,•'■ - I otthe 

m.ide a splendid debating .ind nr.itiincal record, and 
much of this was due to Hoffman's ability and personal 
efforts as a member of the cup debating team of that 
institution. He held the iinpurtaiit positiuii nf president 

of the 1). i.iiii.' I" I :]• , -iiii'-.'! ill le.ims 
represenliii 'ii.' ■...■':•,. i ■;! , .■:•• uni- 
versity ui . I , . II. I . ■ '. . \\ ■ ..t.i and 
theUnivi'i^ • ^\ . '.'..■■ J his 

le.ider of ilf vi : 

the Peiin.. 1 ,' ■ i .,: . 

celebrated cli...;,,j-.M),li:ia:i Jul .ii 
school he officiated as an associ; 
Michigan Law Review. 

On leaving the university he cai 
and formed a partnership with W. 
Michigan graduate. Mr. Hoffman'.s ' 
been heard in public since he came to 

le to Fort Wayne 
N. Ballou, also a 
oice has not often 
town to stay, but 

young yet and the future is full of opportu 


» men unginated in that state. Dr. Gaylord M. Leslie 
first saw the light of day at Convoy, only a little way 
from the Indiana line. When he began to see things 
clearly, he yearned for Indiana, and he came down the 
line. To cure himself of the Ohio habit he liegan the 
study of medicine in the Fort Wayne College of Medicine. 
He liked the cure and has never left Fort Wayne. He 
was graduated in 1898 and immediately began the prac- 
tice of medicine. He was a deep student arid rose rap- 
idly in his profession. He devoted much attention to the 
study of tubercular troubles. He became ill. and while 
asleep one day the surgeons removed his appendix. 
What was left ot him recovered, although he took a trip 
to Arizona to recuperate. He left his heart in Indi.ina. 
Since his marriage he has had much to do with tin- man- 
aKement of Brookside. the beautiful suburban home .if 
Ins father-in-law. John H. Bass. 

■Mthough his early life was devoted to the study of 
tlie minutest germs, he is n:)w able to tell the difference 
between a Clydesdale and a Shetland, or between a Gal- 
loway and a hairless Mexican dog. He made the Gallo- 
way cattle and the Clydesdale horses of Northern Indiana 
famous. Personally he is a delightful gentleman and a 
most active young business man. He has shown him- 
self thoroughly capable in all liis undertakings and it 
may be a good thing that he came down the Ohio line 
into Hoosierdom. Convoy is a good place to come from. 
We are all glad the doctor is here. 


GLS AURbNTZ IS irliliN cnmkd t n re 
Lredit for the unusuilh lar^e nunil c r t inj ] ^ 
weddings -imonK the \oung people of this iiinmn t\ 
than anv other h\ ing person T ike t r r e the 
case of 1 voung man whohas li I I rt 

and hand and milhnen. bills I he 

adjoining ward Suppose he 1 J 

tell her what he s thinking xl ul lU |utU L 1 es lier 
to Mr. Aurentz s refreshment parlor and treats her to a 
luscious Sundae, with cherries on it. Then suppose he 
repeats this program and varies the order, occasionally 
taking away with them a box of Mr. Aureiitz's hue bon- 
bons and chocolates. And some time wlieii lier 
grateful little soul is longing for some expression uf lier 
Kratitude he takes advantage of the opportunity and 
l.ivm-K assures her that if she will only be his com- 
I' iiMMti through life their existence will be one continuous 
nam J .>t this sort of thing. Would she turn him down ? 
Well, we suess not 

And so we say that while Mr. Aurentz isn't conduct- 
ing a matrimonial bureau he is doing a whole lot of good 

"Gus" has always li\ed here. He attended the 
Brothers' school and for six years carried newspapers. 
When he was fifteen he entered the employ of the Fox 
bakery and remained seven years— first he was a receiv- 
ing clerk, then house salesman, and then he sold crack- 
ers and ginger snaps on the road. As an experiment, he 
opened a small confectionery store at Calhoun and 
Washington streets, occupying the corner of a drug 
store. It panned out so well that he quit the place with 
the Fox people and gave his whole attention to his new 
venture. We all know how well he has succeeded and 
why it was necessan.' to secure larger quarters to ac- 
cnmranj.ite seekers after the best there is. 



lonji terms of years tu )-'ri\ ate indi\'idLials. Hi 
an active stand asamst Inng terra franchise 
has been serving in the Fort Wayne city 
one of the representatives from the Ninth wai 
About forty-one years ago he was born in 
county. Pennsylvania. When he was ten ye 

he hved in the couiitiy lie was ne\ er afraid of the cars. 
He never was afraid of the big boys in his schools. This 
ga\e him courage, and he entered the government rail- 
way mail service, and for fi-n--* ■■ n • ■ h -: b<' }-\<\.\ in 
postal cars on the Pennsxli i:: i : nlii,- 

burg and Chicago. He haul . ■ ii.i ,i n :i .• 

encouraged him to tly at a ii-i ! !■ i >ili Hi' 

been an honored and respected citi/eii of .'\lleii county 
and Fort Wayne for the past thirty years. 

A little over two years ago he iiuit reading postal 
cards and addresses m.l retire.! t" HiiiKirK in business 


■the I 

Republican frieiuU ... ; 1 1. ■...,;;. .\ ; li.m t.i i mi 

declined, but his popularity among his neighbors was 
firmly established when he was elected by an overwhelm- 
ing majority. His career in the city council has been 
fearless, and he stands for honest legislation along pro- 
gressive lines. Socially he is popular. In city affairs, 
when he believes he is right, he has the courage of his 



in Company B. One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio Volun- 
teers, and was in the Army of the Gulf under Grant 
during most of the yeriod of nearly four years of acti\ e 
service. He was in Sherman's attack on Vickshurg and 
at the battle of Arkansas Post. When the transp..rt 
"Silver Wave/' which was lashed tu a ^ of 
Commodore Porter's fleet, ran thu hlockaili.' dl \iclvs- 

■ burg on the ni'^ht oi \'. i - . .: h- u i . .11; l:liiit 

he slept souiulK iIim , .|, ■!, ;.,•,>,,. • -i ,1111 nt 
battleand luaid 11,1. 1 n, , :.. i> ,idi 

the boat had wnni .-iii ili.' Ii: \.:ii iit ■ I'imm later, 
his regiment was p.icked like sardines nn the tr.insport 
■•City Bell," on Red River, enroute to Alexandria, when 
a murderous fire from masked batteries and infantry at 
short range was turned upon them. Tlie \ I'ss^-l was 
liddled and burned, only one hunii' 1 ml 'inn miMuts 

escaping, the drummer boy aiii'iii. 1 11 «,is 

present at the siege of Vicksl HI r. ..: ;., ;. .iJmi; 

up to it, under General Grant. ji„l ,i..., >.:i li.uij tu wit- 
ness the siege and capture of Blakely and .Uolnle. Su. 
for a period of nearly four years, he served his country 
well and was honorably discharged at Houston, Te.xas. 
Octolier 14, 1865. 

Mr. Hufl came directly to Fort Wayne from Te.xas. 
However, he is a native of Ohio, having been born at 
Lucas, in Richland County. He engaged in the wall 

•paper business for himself in 1870. and has 1 
very successfully ever since. His establishment, loc, 
at 830 Calhoun Street, is a model of its kind. Mr. 
is not rich, nor does he desire to be. He believes 
til' 1 III ui f \\ dth should not be sole aim in life. 
ii ■ .' I .; ^v IS to be found between poverty 
: ii 11 ' \ >s also that no man should dress 


HIRE is President Staples of the Busi- 
ness College, pointing out a truth. It ma\' be a 
hidden truth to many, but the man or woman who began 
a successful business or commercial career as a sten- 
ographer will read it and say, "Staples is right." 

The International, located in the Elektron building. 
has grown from an insignificant beginning, fourteen 
years ago, to be the largest business college in Indiana. 
At first it had an attendance of twenty-five: last year 
the enrollment pas -1 ih- i:i.- Iiunjrfd mark. It is a 

fully equipped, ili h ■ . i ■. ,i laisiness training 

school. President '. i '.., i one thing to worry 
him— the number ni i] ; ! ii ..n ii_ruL-d each year for 
young men graduates ol ihe stenographic department is 
far in excess of the number who complete the course. 
Here is a pointer for the buy who is wandering the 
streets wondering what the future has in store for him. 

Mr. Staples is a Canadian. He was born in Toronto, 
where he had the adxantage of the best of schooling to 
tit him for his future work. He is a graduate of the 
Toronto University and was 'li. l'"M nir- lalist r^f thi- 
Canadian School of Commit ■' i 'in ..t lii~ 

.studies there. Forone>LMi :'. . t . ii' i ii;i.l 

States he conducted the Intftnu I:,;- 'i-.,! nll.'-r 

at Saginaw, Michigan. He establislieJ tlic scln".! iti 
Fort Wayne in 1890, Mr. St.aples. unlike the heads ni 
nearly all other colleges, .spends most of his tniie in tlu- 
class room. He has a strung person.ilitv , and his stu- 
dents all like him. It ispnilMii, iii ,1 h, ii 1 . n,, suptin'r 
as a penman in the United --1 .■ li ii ; , ■>l 

himself with a corps of comi~i n aIi.cuiv 

on the work of the various dri it ill III . iiiii.i Ins mii- 

which Fort Wayne is rightly 
It worthy of that pride. 



pulled himself away up in the telephone world. 
George (not Washington but) Ward Beers was born 
Darke county. Ohio. He has climbed up in the tele- 
one business so as to get in the light. In Van Wert 

■in I in' ;:r ,.t tile age of seven years. He knew 
:;■ ■: 1 1 : lir i illase. Then he began handlinj; 


, Jacl 

\ ^\J l.ina: Just because you see him hanging 
M iiihi the poles is no sign that he is a politician, 
ililiMu:;!! it takes a man who knows how to pull the 
strings just right to get franchises. After building inde- 
pendent telephone e.xchanges in all of the small towns 
around Van Wert, Mr. Beers came tn Imt W axne in 
1893. He was one of the oru.ini/ers <ii the Hunn' Tele- 
phone and Telegraph company. Then the com c rs.uional 
powers of many cities and towns in tins vicinit>- were 
developed. The Western Linion, the Postal and the 
Bell companies refused to connect the independent 
exchanges. Then he jumped into r(v nns^'m^ linl-: busi- 
ness. The International Telepboii iM I ■ u !i nn- 

pany was organized, and now ihi '■ 1 1 . Hilieni 

Indiana. Southern Michigan and 1 -111 . is ,,, i.n 

o.Tst ,is Lima rejoice. Indianapolis was Luti dr\ eloped 
111 til: independent telephone business. Now Cincinnati 
s o, ! ,■ im|iroved in its talk. Mr. Beers has secured a 
h .1 11 1 1 ise there after a sixteen months' fight. The Queen 
city i elephone company has been created by his hand, 
and he will soon be stringing the residences and business 
houses of that city on his lines. He predicts th,at it will 
be one of the biggest telephone systems in the United 

While waiting for his talk to expand, Mr. Beers is the 
active head of the Investment Company of Northern 



THE accompanying Jaguerreotype is a prevancatiun. 
a misrepresentation, a falsehood anJ a i)|iel It 
pretends to sllow ^\r. Perfect ui an attituJe of rest and 
repose. We hasten tn apuln-i/e lor tins. ,is lu- has 
never been known to rest or t.ike ilnn-s\ r\:ept on 
Sundays, and on those Jays he ahanjons all thoughts 
of tomatoes and cheese and prunes. 

This gentleman with the I'erpetual smile is the head- 
liner of A. H. Perfect & Company, the large wholesale 
grocers. When we stop to consider how nearl\' we came 
to not getting him as a resident of Fort Wayne we 
almost shudder at the thought. It happened in this 
way— but let us tell the stor^' from the lieginning: 

Mr. Perfect was born at .'\namosa, Iowa. One of the 
state prisons is located in this town and when the lad 

gr V old enougl to real z 
1 ad gotten nto he j er u 
They went to W 1 n ngton 
s hool Mr Perfe t began 
ng n a dr> ^o ds store 
spr ngf e d C h Wh le 

bad oiimun ty he 

h folk 

ns ind 

got ( 

tie ipil 

ti e stud 
t n 

large minufa tur g nst 

enture was F ndlay Oh 

ompanv v th a p rtner e ted wloeale^r e> 
1 ous" E ns Pe fe t & Co ipan w tl marked sue ess 
He soli h s nterests to h s p rtner and estall shed a 
gro er \\ i W s n One d y n 

i8q6 ne he heard of 



was still. ThBwasinF 

plavmates and went to t 

yeirs. Harry kept busy 

he left school he went in 

ihr mill ut Keil & Br 

1. nuui.l stationary with 

tik- Wliite National (thi 


cashier of this institution during its entire career. Harr\ 

writes his signature so fast that he cannot read it him- 
self. Since he entered the banking business he learned 
tlKit it requires a man with a big deposit to buy spring 
iMinnets and fall bonnets and bonnets. A peep at the 
checks about Easter time convinced him. This is the 
reason he is a heavy stockholder and vice-president ol 
the C. T. Pidgeon Company, the wholesale niilliiiers. 
He gets part of the profits on the Easter bonnets now 
and can afford to have his hat trimmed extravagantly, as 
shown in the picture. Pidgeon-Turner has thirteen let- 
ters in it. and' it attracted him into the millinery busi- 
ness. Since then . however, the name of the concern has 
been changed. Harry can tell an ostrich tip from a tip on 
the races any day in the summer. Besides being cashier 
of the White Bank, he is a director in the Citizens' Trust 
Company and alsoa Jii. ' ■ i: 1 ' i-merof the Allen 
County Building and 1 i . I ', i He is a director 

in fourof our importani ~ . ■ i .ns and wants 

I be a din 



THi; observer slioulJ not l.ibor under the hypothesis 
that .1 who picks up pins is single and ready 
to strut on the staue of life and yell, "My kingdom for 
a liuttoni ■ ' Frank L. Taft is not picking up pins because 
he IS a crusty old bachelor. He is not. He is a happy 
married man. He is the chairman of the house com- 
mittee at the Anthony Wayne Club House and on circus 
days when boys cannot be found outside of a canvas. 
Frank stoops to concjuer and elevate the down-fallen 
pin. Generally he abhors pins. He is the inaiuuer ni 
the S. M. Foster Shirt Waist Factory and manulactiins 
the daintiest kind of conceits for the fair se\ mJ no 



likes to see st^l■ m ,:■,'. , ii. ,■ 

labors enthusiastically to accomplish this. 

Frank was not born yesterday. He came into 
world in Columbus, Ohio, where many noted evt 
have occurred within the past century. It was at 
forty-tive years ago that Frank first made his w,i 
known. He liked Columbus and remained there c 
tinuously till 1896. He found a better place then 
came to Fort Wayne to embark in business. He I 
his new home and seems to be a permanent tixtui. 
the manufacturing circles of this metropolis of liiJii 
He is active in all organizations which have a tenJc 
to improve Fort. Wayne commercially and was \ 
enthusiastic in the reorganization and rejuvenatioi 
the Anthony Wayne Club, the most prominent so 
club of the city. Mr. Taft Joes not play golf. He s 
he is too busy. He is now wilting a book of rule; 
bridge whist which will be published in the next voli 
of this book. 



Walter was horn in Illinois but as soon 
as he knew how he left his neighboring Suckers and 
landed in Hoosierdom. Since landing here he has not 
been like a fish out of water. He has been right in the 
swim all of the time. After taking a few dives in the 
Ann Arbor University he swam back to Fort Wayne. 
He is now at the head of tlie Seavey Hardware Com- 
pany, the largest wholesale and retail hardware house 
in Northern Indiana. 

There is no tempest in the teapot he is holding up in 
the picture. There's money in it for Walter if he can 
sell it. He likes to see business at the builini; pnint 
and is on his way to put the pot on the stove. Walter 
usually has a funny sign in the window of his store but 
when he has to sign a check he Joes not think the sign 
is so mirth provoking. Walter recently responded to a 
toast at a Masonic banquet and, though he Jelt\ered 
the peroration first, he thoroughly impressed upon bis 
auditors that he was a silver-tongued orator. He is 
prominent as an Elk but makes his star plays on the 
golf links. There is usually three up and the dexil to 
play, i. e., two hands and the golf stick up .ind the 
caddies with search warrants trying to Incite tlieb.ill. 
He trys to play golf just the same way he tr.ins.icts 
business, with considerable drive and force. All he 
wants, however, is the exercise, and he does not care 
what his score is so long as his muscles do not get 
rusty. After walking up and down the ailes of his store 
twenty hours per day he feels he is entitled to spend the 
remaining four in the much needed exercise of meander- 
ing over the green sward. 



PFEIFFER was a farmer h.jy. Vuu cant tell 
liim anythinii about pailins cows. He's been 
there. His folks lived in Marion Township. At the age 
of thirteen he found it necessary to leave the rural 
school and assist in the farm work. Then he was a 
can^enter for several years, working with several leading 
contractors here. With his earnings he paid his tuition 
while attending the Methodist College. In 1886 he took 
a position 111 the imrket of Rosseau Brothers, on 
Harris. Ill sio. 1 o, 1, mi practical business methods. 
He bou 1/ r. I' the store and that marked the 

beg ii: ' I; ;;,, J ..ireer in business. The place 

was solJ aliir .1 peiMjJ ..I ten months, and a new market 
opened on West Berry Street. In the spring of 1893 the 
tirm purchased the grocery store of H. W. Carles and 
merged the two enterprises. From 1896 to 1900 Mr. 
Pfeiffer conducted the business alone. In April of the 
latter year he obtained an interest in the Greatest 
Grocery and consolidated his business with it. He 
made it one of the finest grocery stores in the state of 
Indiana. In May, 1904, his place was sold to the White 

Mr. Pfeiffer holds the position of supreme guard in 
the Fraternal Assurance Society of America; is an Odd 
Fellow, and a member of the Royal Arcanum. He is 
also an enthusiastic memlier of the Commercial Club. 

In the councilmanic election of 1903 he received a 
plurality Republican vote of 72 in the First Ward which 
had given a Democratic plurality of 196 on the last 
previous city election. So, you see, he's a popular 
man. He lives in Lakeside. He has been an active 
man in the council and at present is chairman of the 
committee which is endeavoring to get a tunnel or track 
elevation at the Pennsylvania and Wabash crossings. 



five years he has bern h ih , ■inii.h^^ 

has done a great deal i- ^-^. i ,1: : ;i >-|ri [i- ,\\r. 
Dunkelberg is a natuc <it Nt-w Vitri;, but his earl\- boy- 
hood was spent in Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of 
the Eastman College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Like 
most successful men, in his early career, be bad various 
business experiences. He did idle away bis time 
like most boys, who work all dav, but spent bis evenings 
studying the hooks and cninks ni sten..grapliy. Did 
you ever stop to think how successful men and 
women have used these "curh-cues" as stepping- 
stones to something bigger and better- Well, that is 
what Mr. Dunkelberg did. 

From Pennsylvania he went to New York and took a 
position with E, C, Benedict & Co., bankers and brokers. 
From there he went to Chicago and entered the employ 
of Joseph T. Rverson & Son. iron merchants. While 
thus empl.ived. he receiwd the appointment of steward 



JUST as the civil war was on its last legs Will Ranke 
happeneJ. He occurred in Fort Wayne and has 
been here ever since. His parents were pioneer settlers. 
Will, after leaving the schools here, went to Ann Arbor 
and was graduated in pharmacy in 1885. Then he 
entered the Meyer Brothers drug store where he was 
prescriptionist until 189s. Then he started in the retail 
drug business and is now at the head of the firm of 
Ranke St Nussbaum handing out pills to sick friends. 

Bullets and pills look so much alike that Will leaped 
into the Indiana National Guard and from 1894 to 1898 
he was captain of the Zollinger Battery. He wore his 
shoulder straps better than he rode his horse, but he 
improved as an equestrian. When the war with Spain 
broke out the Zollinger Battery became the Twenty- 
eighth Indiana Battery in the United States Volunteers, 
and Will Ranke was commissioned captain. He went 
to the front with his company. When the battery was 
mustered out of service he was appointed by President 
McKinley as captain in the Thirty-ninth Regular United 
States Infantry for duty in the Philippines. He held 
this commission for two months but resigned before 
joining his regiment owing to business reasons. Then 
he was elected secretary of the Fort Wayne Lodge of 
Elks. He cannot keep honors from being thrust upon 
him. He was recently nominated on the Allen County 
Democratic legislative ticket, and he has already begun 
the rehearsal of speeches he expects to deliver during 
the sessions of the legislature at Indianapolis. 

He is a popular young business man and can mix in 
social circles with just as much success as he mixes 


HERh we get a passing glimpse of Mr. HazzarJ duing 
a seemingly risky act. However, all of his acts 
are necessarily Hazzardous. so this is notto be consid- 
ered an exception. Al is an enthusiastic Eagle, and 
that fact coupled with the information conveyed by the 
picture, might lead you to believe he is a high flyer; it 
isn't so. He is simply displaying the high quahty of his 

Mr. Hazzard is a cigar manufacturer, and he does a 

big business. He is a native of Fort Wayne. When he 

left school at the age of thirteen, he sauntered up the 

street one day and noticed a sign reading : 


He applied for the job and learned how to strip to- 
bacco. He liked it so well that he decided to go into 
the business for himself by the time he had accumulated 
a sufficient quantity of money and years. That time 
arrived in i8qq At present he gives steady employment 
to thirty-five p,^r.pV ml his place of business on East 

ingbraniU :. ', i ii ind " National." 

Here 1, .i ,,:..: Justration of the amount of 

business dohe I > ,Mi. I l.i./.iid's factory during the past 
year: Take a map and draw a straight line from Fort 
Wayne to Cincinnati, representing a distance of ahout 
one hundred and thirty-three miles. If you could take 
all of the cigars manufactured in one year by Mr. Haz- 
zard— that is counting only 313 working days— you 
would have enough if laid end-to-end to almost cover 
this entire distance. The present output is 6.000 cigars 

Mr. Hazzard is a member of the Masonic order, a 
Knight of Pythias, and as we have mentioned, an en- 
thusiastic member of the Order of Eagles. 



: R FHRGLiSi IN is an example of the furce of the 
Ben Frankhn when he wrote in his 
Pour Ri. hard's Almanac: 

"/ nc-vgr saw an oft removed tree. 
Nor ret an oft removed familv , 
That throve as well as those that settled be." 

He came here fifty years ago, and, by refraining from 
rolling, has managed to gather a few bushels of "moss." 
For many years Mr. Ferguson was one of the prominent 
lumber manufacturers of Indiana, and, although still 
extensively interested in that line of industry, he has 
lately given his attention to some other kinds of activity, 
'lou will notice by the picture that he was very busy 
when the snapshot was made. He was so thoroughly 
occupied that day he couldn't even hesitate long enough 
to let us make the picture. So we bad to capture him 
as he was — shirt sleeves, mortgages and all. He has 
always been just that busy ever since 1834. It was in 
that year; on June 24. that he was born near Quebec. 
His father was a native-born Scotchman, and his mother 
came from Ireland. They had come to Canada in 1829. 
John Ferguson remained on the farm for several years 
after their death, until he had reached the age of twenty, 
when, in 1S55. he came to Fort Wayne. In 1861 he 
engaged in the lumber business and became one of the 
largest manufacturers in the middle west. 

In politics, Mr. Ferguson is a Republican. As presi- 
dent of the Citizens Trust Company, he is at the 
of one of the city's soundest financial institutions. He 
is a member of the Caledonian Club, a Scottish Rite 
.Mason and an Odd Fellow. 





I being a native of Ohio. Jaines M. Barrett 
is an eloquent orator and a finished politician, and knows 
how to fill offices to good satifaction. 

His parents were natives of Ireland but came to 
America early in the last century. They later settled on 
a farm in LaSalle county, Illinois. Here is where James 
first got busy. In the search for knowledge he entered 
the country schools and then Mandota College in Illi- 
nois. In 1875 he was a graduate from the Michigan 
University. He came to Furt Wayne in 1876 to practice 
law after stopping to get a cup of coffee and a sandwich 
in Chicago. He did not like the coffee nor the sandwich 
and this is one of the reasons why he came here, 

His career at the Allen county liar has been eminent! y 
successful. He is at present the senior member of the 
firm of Barrett & Morris. He was a member of the state 
senate in 1886 and as Senator Barrett he fathered the 
bill in the upper house for the location of the Indiana 
School for Feeble Minded Youth in this city and was 
victorious. His force in debate was established in the 
legislature. The Barrett law for street improvements is 
one of the important acts which he originated. Since 
then he has been almost continuously county attorney 
or had the office in his firm. The building of the county 
court house came under his direction. Recently he con- 
tracted the Carnegie habit of spending leisure moments 
on the golf links. He has traveled abroad extensively 
and keeps himself thoroughly abreast of the times. He 
is connected with all of the prominent social clubs and is 
a Scottish Rite Mason, an Elk and a Mystic Shriner. 
That means that he is a really good fellow and a promi- 


THE subjfct of this sketch diJn.i ken when lie left 
ScutlanJ tu gang awa to America that he was 
comiH)^ for "cod.'" Well. William Lawson did not. He 
came here for bass, trout and suckers. He is a mer- 
chandise broker and a successful one. This is one 
reason that he has no trouble in landing the last-named 
variety. A great many men from Scotland are dubbed 
"Sandy." Mr. Lawson is not so recognized. He is 
sometimes red-headed, but only in the summer time. 
The sun will tan a man's hands and arms but when it 
takes a chance at a man's head it usually makes it red. 
Mr. Lawson tishes better with his hat by his side. In 
getting a sucker on the string he generally lands them. 
His halt is usually sugar, rice, sardines, salmon and all 
kinds of canned goods. 

Mr. Lawson is a great curler but does not cut much 
ice on the lakes in the summer time. He is devoted to 
all athletic sports which are popular in Bonnie Dundee. 
He can throw a hammer, but is nut a knocker; he can 
pitch quoits but does not put any curves on; he can 
cling to a rope in a tug-of-war but never chews the lint; 
he can run in a sack race but never holds the bag. In 
Caledonian Club circles he is a most active member and 
is a le.ider in its out-of-door sports and social events. 

In commercial circle-- William Lawson is prominently 
identified with the wholesale and jobbing business. He 
has been a resident of Fort Wayne for a long time and 
has traveled over Northern Indiana many years as a 
grocery salesman. He is, in short, one of our most 

successful and subst; 


IF it is tlie duty of even.- man t.i uph.ild tlie family 
name, tliinl< of tlie undertaliing this yount; man lias 
continuously before fiim! Of course, tie was Perfect 
when lie started out In life; it was a good beginning 
and he has succeeded in keeping so, up to the present. 
The future prospects are encouraging. 

Harry Perfect was born at Stanwood. Iowa. When 
he was old enough to walk, he came away. He was 
three years old when, in order to make him any Christ- 
mas gifts it was necessary to send them to Wilmington, 
Ohio. Until he was eight years old, he attended school 
there, scrapped with his classmates, learned the rud- 
iments of fishing and otherwise indulged in the popular 
mental and physical culture fads of the early ages; and 
then his folks left Wilmington and went to Springfield. 
Here he resumed his work in the public schools, but 
that didn't seem to consume much of his time as he was 
found busy selling newspapers and working as a carrier 
boyfor a dry goods store. These early straws indicated 
which way the wind lilowing, and it is the spirit of 

push and I 


h 1, 111 iJe him successful. While 
ii - i as an A. D. T. messen- 
! 'ni. he worked in a shoe 
■, and lastly, before leaving 
sclMiii. w I, I 111; . ! :;i i [I iimlung establishment. 

In "i! -I t'l -.1:11 i-ii-i |-ii'p,ire himself for a commer- 
;ki1 ;.ir<' ■], h<' iii.-ii!.l i lusmess college and studied 
I'-niLkrepin^ H- liieii sraireJ a position with the large 
publishing house of the Crowell & Kirkpatrick Company 
(now the Crowell Publishing Company), publishers of 
the Woman's Home Companion, and remained there five 
years. Upon leaving them, the irentlemen composing 

the firm of A. H. PerfrM ■ n: m \ hi ilesale grocers. 

planned to locate at ^l ' ^ nsiii, but decided 

upon engaging in l<ii inn A. Perfect is 

one of the partners 111 !!: n .iii' .ii_,in. 



',AN I 

He i 


.ittitudes or postures for the purpose of adding emphasis 
to spoken words. Webster says: 

••An attitude, like a gesture, is suited, and usually 
designed to express, some mental state, as an attitude 
of wonder, etc ; a posture is either not expressive or is 
less dignified and artistic." 

So we see here Mr. Keegan in the act (jf striking an 
attitude, also a law book. But this is only one of several 
kinds of attitudes of which he makes a specialty. All 
of them are artistic, therefore they cannot be designated as 
]i( istures. A favorite attitude in the good old summertime 
is usually assumed by him about an hour after sundown 
at some lonely spot on a country road. If some chance 
should take you there, you would discover him, crawled 
under his automobile, monkey-wrench in hand, fixing 
things. As Webster says, "an attitude is usualK- 
designed to express some mental state," There is no 
need of asking Mr. Keegan what emotion he is endeavor- 
ing to illustrate. Incidentally, you will observe that an 
attitude is sometimes employed to add emphasis to 
unspoken words 

Mr. Keegan K 1 '• i I -( Wjvneman. He was 

born here one s' I r.:' I irs ago. Like most 

of our other pn I- 1, ,. ,. i ,, ii, h, is a graduate of the 
high school. lolluMios lii.s iioiK in the public schools, 
he went to Ann Arbor and entered the University of 
Michigan, taking the law course. He began the practice 
of his profession here in iSo; in partnership with Edward 


1 i other day, while in a reminiscent mooJ. he was 
telling about the Michigan town in whicli he was born. 

"It's a strange thing that the hotels and restaurants 
there refuse to serve boiled eggs, isn't it ?" 

"They don't, do they?" 

"Sure, they do." 

"I wonder why." 

"O. they can't boil eggs in ColJwater. y..u knuw. 
It's a beautiful day. isn't it?" 

agree with him in orJt-i ' ■ -■! !'■ ■ ■■ rsttmn twisted 
into a new channel, it - ': -i :i^ that iiukL-s 

Harry popular with tlir r[ j - it ; p!-.- whd \-isit tlif 

Patterson store, but that isn't the L]iiahty that makes 
him an expert clothing buyer, it's the experience he has 
had and his natural fitness for that kind of work. As 
we have noted, he is a native of Coldwater. There he 
attended the public schools and was just about to i;r.iJ- 
uate when the schoolhouse burned, and Harry JiJn't 
have a chance to startle the world with his lott> ideas 
and flights of or.atory. He's keeping the manuscnin and 
will be glad to show it to anyone who wants to see it 
real badly. He began work in a clothing store at Cold- 

and a half \ 

ars. Go 

gis, Michigan, he was employed for two years with F. 
L. Burdick. At that time R. S. Patterson traveled for a 
large clothing house, and Sturgis was on his route. He 
was so well pleased with Harry's abilities as a buyer 
that he assured him that he wanted his ser\'ices, if he, 
Patterson, should ever go into business fAr. Patterson 
"went," and Mr. Fletcher "came," to Fort Wayne 

in l8g^. 



By the si^n, the banker knuws his 
customers. Here is a banker who practically has no 
name. Joseph Henry Orr, assistant cashier of the First 
National Bank, is popularly known both in Fort Wayne 
business and social circles. He does not part his namr 
nor his hair in the middle. He does not use the .)| pt- 1- 
lation of the man with a coat of many colors nor Ju,s hi 
employ the name which is often heard in connection with 
the poultry- business. He is known in the bank and in 
business and private life as Harry Orr. He got this 
name while playing with his companions around the old 
swimming holes in this city after 1863. 

He was born in the nineteenth century at Fairview, 
Ohio, and came to Fort Wayne, while a mere boy, with 
his parents when the civil war was raging. He was 
kept busy battling with the hives, whooping cough, 
measles and colds. He got through the Fort Wayne 
public schools all right. Then he entered the Fort 
Wayne N.itional Bank as a messenger boy This was 
in 1S71. He was not the slow messenger (ji the iTt-sent 
day. He was rapidly promoted and in i:-:-;j ttu' First 
National Bank wanted a general bookkerpfr anJ tin- 
services "f Harry Orr were secured He b i^ 1 r-.-n 
actively interested in this bank ever mik.- 1:1 i i- 
now the popular man behind the bars .it ili.- .i-,^i ,:iiii 
cashier's window. Not all men are popular Ih-IihiI tii. 
bars but Harry is a >; and accomiiiud.itinL; man in a 
bank window. When not ,:ouiitiiii; iimney in the bank 
in the summer he is cnunting the hiuirs be can spend 
happily at his pleasant home at Rome City. 

He counts greenbacks in the bank and searches for 
greenbacks (frogs) on the bank around Sylvan Lake. 
He is not afraid of drafts at his summer residence. 


1 At the age of eleven he removed with his lamily 
from New York to Branford. Connecticut, wliL-re tht^ lad 
entered the employ of the Branford Lock Compan\ . He 
was soon at the head of an important department. 
While yet a hoy he completed a working model of a 
steam engine and boiler. The spring of 1874 found him 
in Brooklyn employed as an apprentice by the Brad\- 
Manufacturing Company. Within three years he was 
in charge of the plant. While yet in their employ lie 
designed and built the machinery for the cunstriictiuii ol 
the main cables of the Brooklyn bridge. 

At this time he met J. B. Fuller, one ui America \ 
pioneer electrical engineers. He made all ni Fiiller s 
experimental apparatus and also a great ot the 
experimental apparatus for Sir Hiram Maxim. In Ma\-. 
1879, Mr. Wood completed the design of 



t electric 
ceived a 

medal of superiority from the American Inslitute held 
in New York; also medals and li-n ■! il !. 1 "jintion 
wherever the machine has been , ii ' iins 

particular machine is now on e\ln: 1 • 1' ' i muis 

fair. The sale of the patent gj\cti':ii li;-. "11 
Since that time he has taken out upwards ui twn luiiidred 
patents in this country and abroad. 

He became connected with Mr. McDonald and came 
to Fort Wayne in 1890 to take charge of the Fort Wayne 
Electric Company's works in the capacity ol duet 
engineer. At the death of Mr. McDonald, when the 
works were soldand the owners threatened tu mo\ e them 
from Fort Wayne, Mr, Wood prevented such a disaster 
by refusing to turn over his inventions to the new owners 
unless they would agree to maintain the works in this 
city, Mr. Wood's services as manager were engaged 



Rll' \'AN WINKLh's ••.Mem Jug Schneider" IS men- 
tioned frequently on the stage, but the canine in 
reahty is not seen by the audience. With Billy Beck's 
Irish terrier, "Jack," it is different. No one ever says 
anything about the cur but he is always at his master's 
side under the limelight of public gaze. The picture is a 
contrast. Billy is so handsome and the ragged dog is 
so homely that it e.xcites comment. Billy Beck is not as 
old as Rip Van Winkle but he has been right in town for 
about forty-one years. The civil war was raging in 
August of the year he was born. The dog days were 
ripe this month and this is the reason Billy is so partial 
to his beautiful dog. Billy Beck was born at the corner 
of A\.iin and Harrison streets where his late father con- 
ducted a grocery. He was so close to the court house he could hear the town clock tick but he was able to 
sleep between the ticks. 

After leaving the Fort Wayne high school.Billy worked 
for a year in a stave factory piling staves. This was 
too much like Labor and he then began his duties about a 
quarter of a century ago as office boy in the DeWald dry 
goods store. He liked this work and was enthusiastic 
for the success of the business. The managers re.Uized 
this and Billy was promoted from one position in the 
office to another until he able to laiv Ins dog a gold 

collar and lockt't I h, 1 1. w ii.i ,- {iiir h.i I .1 

trous fire and W.I.. !■ ■ >■■ 1 1 in. 1 [' \ _: K 

house. Mr, Bed, .■ : 1 n ■ ^ . li \ ■ -m, kimu II 

as the George DtW.iU L.n;ii|aii>. an.l hi.uIl' sl'.il- 
tary and treasurer, a position he tills with credit. He 
has seen the business grow and has grown with it and 





bijuiiJ for Fnrt W.ivne. The young man was also buunJ 
liir this city, but lu- got off at Edgeiton, Ohio, and decided 
tu walk the rest of the distance, about twenty miles. The 
reason he made this decision was not that he enthused 
over that kind of exercise. It was because he knew the 
conductor would pass through the coach after it left 
Edgerton and would say to him. "Ticket, please." 
Then he would be compelled to say, "I haven't any." 
Then the conductor would reply, "'Cash fare, please," 
And then the young man would be obliged to say, 
•■Please, Mister Conductor. I have only sixty-hve 
cents in my clothes, and I shall need that to buy feed 
with," Then the conductor would grow indignant and 
perhaps say saucy things. Dallas Green, even in those 
days, never liked to provoke people to say sauc\- things, 
so he didn't stay on the train. On his way from Edger- 
ton to Fort Wayne he stopped at various points, fixing 
the farmers' clocks and watches to pay for his board and 
lodging, and finally he showed up here and asked 

He had been born and reared at Bryan and knew a 
good deal about the watchmaking and jewelry business. 
But he failed to find steady work. Shaking the dust 
from his boots, he departed tor Grand Rapids. Michigan, 
and there met with better success. He remained at 
Grand Rapids from 1878 until i8go, and then went to 
Port Huron. He came to Fort Wayne in 1894 to again 
try his luck and purchased the store located in the 
Arcade. His ability and his knowledge of the jewelry 
and watchmaking business made the venture a success 
from the start, and now he has more case space for the 
display of his immense stock than any other dealer in 



GEORGE WASHINGTON was Inirifd in .Mount 
Vernon. Virginia, but Peter EJ^ar Picl<arJ was 
born in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Every school boy and 
girl knows that George Washington passed away long 
ago and every housewife in Fort Wayne knows that 
Mr. Pickard is very much alive. He is ali\'e in many 
ways to the wants of Fort Wayne homes. 

When his parents brought him to Fort Wayne in 1858 
Peter Pickard was only eleven month old. He did not 
object to being brought to this city and he says that he 
has never regretted it. He ne\er knew anything about 
Mount Vernon so he had nothing to forget. He was 
graduated from the Fort Wayne public schools one Fri- 
day in June. 1876, and the following Monday began work 
in the stove foundry owned by T. R. Pickard & 
sons. He was one of the sons. He wanted to make 
things hot for Fort Wayne at the start and the following 
year opened a retail store to sell the product of tlu- f>iiii- 
dry in this vicinity. He has been the cause ul 111, in\ , 
man arising early on a frosty morning to split km IIiiil 
wood. When the sto^■e foundry was closed l1ii\mi m 
1883 the retail store was made larger and Mr. Harry R. 
Pickard became a partner in the retail store of Pickard 
Brothers on West Columbia street. This store has grown 
to immense proportions and now handles not only stoves, 
but furniture of all kinds and descriptions, and china- 
ware in endless variety and varying in price to suit all 
tastes and desires. 

In the picture Peter Pickard is seen showing a cus- 
tomer a chair. He does not want to h.iw .1 vustnmfi s 
way in his store rocky, but it is a hahil li.' li,is nt t-xtc-nj- 
ing hospitality and making visitors at Ins stoiv lerl ji 
home. His store is so busy that there is ii" Jantjer mI a 
customer going to sleep while calling, so he does not 
hesitate to show easy chairs. He has high chairs for 
short people and low chairs for high people. 



vere .i small hoy in McGuffey's Third 
nd the teacher compelled you to stand 
in the corner the rest of the afternoon, just because 
you made those goo-goo eyes or blew a few paper wads 
against the ceiling, my, how you wished there was some 
way— any way— to get even with that sclioolma'am for 
her harsh treatment of an innocent, well-meaning 
cherub. O, if you had only been in the place which this 
man Felger occupies! For, just think, he is flu- lioss ni 
one hundred and ninety schoolraa'ams in Allen countv. 
He's the superintendent of the county schools, and. 
they do as he wants them to. provided, of course, that 
their wishes coincide with his. 

Mr, Felger is a young man to tackle so nii|.oit.iiit a 
piece of work, but he seems to be master of tlie situa- 
tion nn ! th.> [ii ility and quantity of the output of the 
r:. ' !; ' ,, : "pt up to the Standard Since he took 

W' I .1 '. I- i">rn and reared on a farm in Lake 
township, ,A,llen county. This was thirty-one years ago. 
After leaving the common schools, he took a course in 
the Normal school at Valparaiso, Indiana. Then for a 
period of two years he attended the Indian.i State Normal 
school at Terre Haute, equipping; l;,ni^eli .i^ i le.iJier, 
Nine years he trained the youni; 111 ': ,: m.l 

Adams townships. At this time I n^ i| i ii i ted 

attention, and there was a loud ,i:.i rin III, ii h. w is lust 
the man needed in the office located in the southeast 
corner of the court house, main floor. He was elected 
county superintendent June i. 1903. 

At present there are one hundred and seventy-five 
school buildings in the country districts; the total valu- 
ation of the rural school property is $310,000, The 
enrollment at the close of the last school year was over 
four thousand. 


lyi R^ BRADLhV expects, n, course, to make h,s mark 
' ' 1 in the world. It ought to be a good long mark, 
as he has a reach of about three feet more than the 
ordinary- man. He's young, too. and maybe he hasn't 
quit growing yet. The business of the architect consists 
largely of making marks anyway and we see no reason 
why Mr. Bradley shouldn't leave his shorter limbed 
brethren far in the wake in that respect. 

;\\r. Bradley is a Michigander and was born in 
Detroit, the center of the duck region. While still a child 
!:f was taken to Adrian where he attended school and 
grew up. He didn't grow much in any other direction. 
He wasn't built on the broad plan— physically. 

The year :88o found him a resident of Fort Wayne. 
He busied himself in various ways and finally turned 
his attention to architecture, entering the office of a 
local firm of architects to carry out his designs— or 
rather to carry in his designs. They were carried out- 
some of them— when he made his e.xit and opened an 
office of his own. During the time of his studies and 
preparatory work he showed unusual talent and his 
subsequent experiences prove that he has well chosen 

During the time since he launched out in business 
or himselt. A\r. Bradle>' has secured a satisfactor\' 
hare of the important work of the community. One of 
he newest products of his think-box and ink-bottle is 
ho splendid new high school building at Warsaw, 
ndiana. Mr. Bradley occupies a suite in the Elektron 



In tlir selection of his parents Mr. Guldlin Jisplaye 
great wisdom as he chose a family in Christiana . Norwa\ 
noted for its longevity. As a result he has lived loiiiji 
than most men. considering his years. He's built ili. 

I'.f^nDnint; his technical education when he\vast\\td\ 
\i iix >ild. he rapidly developed as t-nuiiift 
.ml ,1 iJuated from a technical college when li.- w.i 
iniiftern. He added experience and training by atti-iu 
ing the Polytecknikum in Munich and by a practice 
application of his studies in a machine shop in his ow 

cess in America. 

His first employment was as a draughtsman with the 
Baldwin Locomotive works, at Philadelphia, where he 
arri\-ed in i83o. He advanced rapidlv-, and after a l>rief 

w I II, that Mr. Guldlin with si 
.itc~. J.r.ided to try their hands 
bu.^iutss. Beginning in a small 
difficulties sufficient to frighten li 
took upon himself the sole conJ 
proved himself fully ei|ual to tl 
that the Western Gas Construct 


IF the man inctured liere was monai\ii ol all he ev er 
surveyed he would be much more important than 
the sultan of Sulu or the king of Siam. As it is, 
Frank M. Randall can give everj^body in Fort Wayne 
a straight tip. He was never burned at the stake, but 
he swears by the stake. He has lines in all parts of the 
city, but does not drive a horse. He is the city civil 
engineer and is a most popular fellow indeed. 

He was born at the corner of Lafayette and Berry 
streets, at the Randall homestead, before the civil war 
disturbed the quietude of this country. His estimable 
father was mayor of this municipality. Frank did not 
assist in tearing down the old fort, but he tramped all 
over the trails left by Tecumseh and Little Turtle and 
used to hear the Indian stones told around the home 
fireside. Frank v.i, 'c .-i - ilped. but he dreamed 
about it so iiiu. !; ; . II : l:<-\es he was. 

After gettiii. I I' . ' i 1 1 Wayne public schools. 
Frank went to the oj.iI ihMs ni ^uuthern Ohio with an 
engineering corps. He used tu carry fine stakt-s this 
is where he cultivated a taste for porterhousi-. w hm 
he came home from Ohio for two years he was .issisi mt 
engineer on the Nickel Plate railroad. Then l>. « i, 1..1 
three years an engineer on a Michigan line. 11- ■■■< .ill 
of the curves out of the road and came Ixick' 1.. 
serve for four years as deputy county survevnr iin.lii 
Henry Fischer. Ever since then he has been engineer lor 
the city of Fort Wayne. He confidently believe he could 
not get lost in this city or Bloomingdale. He can shut 
his eyes and see the net« jik ..f ^t-wei^ unJt-i Turt 
Wayne. Then he opens his .Nfs -.n he u ill I'Ui-t «li,ii 
is in them. In the picture Iil- is sL>fn ^i\in.; iir.kTs m 
regard to the new track fl.'\aiHiii fir I mt \v.i\ n.- 


shoe, but 

THERE was an old woman who 
this isn't she. No. this is a young man who 
doesn't hve in a shoe. He does make his Hving out of 
shoes, however, as he is president of the Wayne Shoe 
Company, which is one of the most successful uf the 
city's newest wholesale industries. 

You will notice that the shoe seems to fit Mr. Sei^ 
meyer first-rate, that's a peculiarity of the goods sold 
by this concern and that in addition to their good quality 
and style, explains why they are so popular. 

Mr. Seemeyer w as born in Fort Wayne not so ver\' 
long ago. He attended the common schools and the 
high school, and, before he reached the sheepskin period 
of a school career, he turned his attention to calfskin. 
kangaroo, cowhide and vici kid. In other words, he 
quit his books to enter the employ of the wholesale shoe 
house of the W. L. Carnahan Company. For fourteen 
years there he made a careful study of the business, ris- 
ing from the position of office boy up to the most respon- 
sible place within the gift of the concern. 

The Wayne Shoe Company was organized about five 
years ago. The other officers of the company are W. F. 
Moellering. \ice-president, and Robert Millard. secretary 
and treasurer. The beginning was comparatively small, 
but the management has been of the wide-awake, sensi- 
ble kind, and the concern has always li^■ed up to its 
adopted motto. "The Progressive Shoe House." It has 
demonstrated that the shoe field is not covered so thor- 
oughly but that a local house may find a ready market 
for first-class goods. At present the company keeps five 
salesmen on the road. The lines carried are shoes, boots 
and rubbers. The house does an exclusive jobbing busi- 
ness in these lines. The business is located at No. 121 
West Columbia street. 



[ lllc 

lat it comes probably from the English 
U-U, meaning to talk, and the Greek phonos, meanimg 
murder; a contrivance in which talk is murdered. But. 
of course, the name was applied to the telephone w hen 
it was very young and hadn't developed into its prr^cnt 
high state of perfection. It's an easymattertn misiiime 
things while they aie too young to show tli.N u )ll 
be when they get older. For example, the jmi. ni^ ■! 
Ex-Senator Hill, of New York, named him D.n i,l \ ■v\ 
the name David means''beloved,"ande\'ers hiij; i.n.w - 
Mr. Hill's folks made a miscalculation there, lor luithei 
proof, drop a line of inquiry to Dick Croker. 

Mr. Trier has done his share to make the independ- 

constantly guinj; into t 
talking apparatus is bi 
Mr. Trier has been i 
years. Hebeijnn hiv 
ager and meiiilri i !'■ 
Telephone Cmn; ■ 
tance lines. I« 

, Ohio and Mich- 

r;:;:- ■;;;,,-•;':;,•':' 

such was the case. His lather. Wilh.iiii H. McDonalJ. 
a prominent farmer, was elected sheriff of the county. 
anJ for four years, from i8io to 1853. his family, as is 
the rule with sheriffs, made their home in the jail build- 
ing. Emmett was then a young lad. and his four years 
among the criminals were undoubtedly eventful and not 
unpleasant ones. 

With his father, after the expiration of the term of 
official service of the latter he returned to his country 
home, taking up again the duties common to the farmer 
boy. His few years in the city, however, had left their 
impress and. doubtless, shaped his future life. At any 
rate, after securing a good education, as a young man 
he was back in the city again employed as a bookkeeper, 
advancing in mercantile pursuits until he became senior 
member of the great wholesale grocery house of McPinn- ■ 
aid. Watt & Wilt, which for years did a good Ini-in -^ 
throughout Northern Indiana. Then he became in ; i - 
etor of the City Trucking Company, and threi- m n^ 
ago took his present position, that of secretar\ ui tlic 
Fort Wayne Trust Company. 

Twice has Mr. McDonald been called into public offi- 
cial positions. In 1894, as a a candidate on the Demo- 
cratic ticket, he was elected one of the five councilmen- 
at-large. At the same election the Republicans elected 
their candidate for mayor. Colonel Oakley, and their 
candidate for city clerk, Mr, Jeffries. Despite this fact, 
Mr. McDonald and his four associates were elected b\- 
decisi\'e majorities, a proof of the confidence that the 
people had in their business worth and fitness. He was 
afterwards, in 1896. elected one of the three water works 
laging during his term of office the business 
: of this important department of the citv. 

)^. \^ 


GhRA\AN'i' contributed largely to Hit- citizenship 
of Fort Wayne. In looking over this book y,ai 
will discover here and there a native of England or Ire- 
land, occasionally a Scotchman, or a Hollander, or a 
Swiss, or a Frenchman, but the Fatherland has given us 

Of these, August Bruder is one of our best citizens, 
Mr, Bruder was born in Baden. He obtained his early 
schooling there and for four years was able to study the 
jewelry and watchmaking business, one year of which 
time he was under the instruction of one of Germany's 
best watchmakers. Like thousands of other Europeans 
who have laid the fuund.itions tnr success by completing 

an aiThiiii,- ,li!i h. i Me calling he came to 

Amrr. '. ■■' !, ! ■ i\r arrived in 1873 ^nd 


ness 1 

& W. and the L. 
assured of accura. 
iportant duties. 


HI Kt IS a whu thinks that the Penn is mightier 
than anything else. He never carried a sword, 
but has been a newspaper man and indulged in many 
battles in which printer's ink was the dismal weapon. 

Clark Fairliank was born among the hills of New 
Hampshire. After sliding down these hills for a few 
winters, he went with his parents to Lowell and finally 
to Boston. Massachusetts, where he engaged in the 
printing and publishing business. After he heeii in 
Boston a few years he decided to come west. In iS'., lie 
arrived in Fort Wayne. He came here to officiate .it tlu- 
birth of the Fort Wayne Journal. He nursed that weekly 
Republican paper under the tirm name of C. Falrbank & 
Company until 1878. In that year he dropped his edi- 
torial pen to accept the general agency of the Penn 
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia for 
Northern Indiana. He dropped one pen to take up 
another, so he felt familiar with the work at the start. 
With his new Penn he began to write insurance. He 
has been most successful in building up a large business 
for his company in this part of the state. He thinks 
that health should always be held at a premrum. and 
this is one reason so many healthy, able-bodied men are 
being constantly reminded by him of the premium. He 
never gives premiums. He does not believe in trading 
stamps. There are other premiums in which he is more 
actively interested. He is an enthusiastic friend and 
yearns for long life and prosperity for all his friends. 

Socially, Mr. Fairbank is a popular citizen. He is a 
member of the Anthony Wayne Club and also an 
enthusiastic member of the Sons of the American Re\o- 
lution. His ancestors among the White 1 
New Hampshire did about as much with the : 

Mr, Fairhr 


e\erybody aiideveryth;!!^ wliuui \^IikIi u^t-^ ilit-^uui 
roads. It would bring free delivery tu thousands of 
reached homes, because Uncle Sam won't allow his i 
to be carried over rough or poorly kept highways. 

Mr. Landenberger is so enthusiastic over tins i 
that he is making hundreds of machines each \. n i 
handed out all over the country to make the rii.i.K w 
thev (lUKht t" I'f. He is secretarv and trtMsuni -t 

.\\r. I .iiiJenberger is a native of Philadelphia, born 
m iS>M. His parents having immigrated from the land of 
tlie Kaiser in their youth. After securing a common 
school education at Philadelphia, Mr. Landenberger 
came to Fort Wayne in 1875, and for three years was a 
student at Concordia college. Later he returned to the 
City of Brotherly Love to attend a business college. 
Mr. Landenberger is a Republican and cast his first bal- 
lot for Jim Blaine. He lost it, but isn't ashamed of the 


? and has a pretty cottage t 





The former is being earned by the Litter. 
Tlif name of one is Oolong; the other, Gordon. 

Peter Gordon is the energetic manager of the Grand 
Union Tea Company. 

We, in these days, don't appreciate the great privi- 
lege we haveof obtaining all the splendid kinds of tea at 
only a few cents a pound. Just think! In the middle of 
the seventeenth century the queen of England was 
almost tickled to death on being presented with two 
pounds of tea by the East India Company. She certainly 
ought to have been delighted, as tea sold for fifty dollars 
a pound in those days. Mr. Gordon sells it for a whole 
lot less than that. 

Mr. Gordon, as we have observed, came from Scut- 
land, but he doesn't wear a kilt any longer— in fact. 
Scotch kilts are never worn very long, anyway. He was 
only thirteen when he came to America and settled at 
Springfield, Massachusetts. That state is the 
quarters of learning in the east and is consequent!)' 
inhabited largely by maiden ladies, who pore uwr 
their books until it is too late to be considered matri- 
monially eligible. Old maids con.sume large quantities 
of tea, and when Mr. Gordon got a job in a grocery 
store he observed the great demand for that beverage. 
He noticed it still more when he opened up a store of his 
own at Holyoke. Thus it was that he became so inter- 
ested in the subject that he connected himself with the 
Grand Union Tea Company ten years ago. After man- 
aging their store at Holyoke awhile, he was transferred 
to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and after four years was 
assigned to the management of the Fort Wayne branch. 
The Grand Union has now i8o stores in all parts of the 
country. It was started in 1882 by three wide-awake 


ONE strange thing about a dentist is that he's hap- 
piest when he's lookint^ down in the mouth. It's 
because he earns his living that way. 

Doctor Baker is a painless dentist; it doesn't hurt 
him a bit to put a fine edge on your incisors, to fix your 
canines so they won't wabble, fill a few cavities in ynur 
bicuspids or place a shining crown on your iiiuLtrs. 
This faculty of resisting discomfort has come through 
years of practice. Atter all. the man who sits dow n in 
a dentist's chair feeling that it's all over now anJ wan- 
dering if it would not have been better to ha\ t' li Kite] 
his will before taking this important— perhaps im il 
step, has already passed through nine-tenths ii ih, 
trouble that really comes to him. It is one m iIims.- 
cases where anticipation is a whole lot worse ih.iii tin 
thing that arrives. If it is a gold filling or emu n 
happens to him he gets his money's worth in pkas- 
ure during the years follow by stinJin'.; hetnn- Ins 

tion therein. It is then that he loves the dentist. 

Doctor Baker is from Iowa, whence came Senator 
Allison, Secretary Shaw, Congressman DoUiver, Speaker 
Henderson and the Cherry Sisters. After graduating 
from the high school at Keosaqua. he entered the State 
University of Iowa, at Iowa City, and went from there 
to Chicago, where he took a complete course at the Chi- 
cago College of Dental Surgery and graduated in 1892. 
In school he was a member of the Delta Sigma Delta 

He came to Fort Wayne in 1899 and formed a part- 
nership with Dr. Burkett which lasted two years until 
the latter removed to Oklahoma City. His present 
place of business is in the Arcade, where he has a com- 
pletely equipped suite for the conduct of his professional 


ALIHUUGH Rubert WaJe Tuwilk-y DeW.ilJ 
horn on the site uf the present postofike there 
was not the sign of a cancelled postage stamp \ isible 
on him the date of his arrival. He must have escaped 
Uncle Sara's notice. 

Bob got forced out into the suburbs by the encro.ich- 
ment of the government on his father's preserves. He 
has ne\'er let that worry him as he has been right in 
town ever since. After he left school he entered the 
store of his father, George DeWald & Co., and began 
to climb the ladder. Bob impressed upon his father that 
it would be a great thing to have a wholesale depart- 
ment in connection with the firm's large retail business. 
Mr. DeWald, Sr., gave his son full sway and twenty- 
two years ago the wholesale business was laujiched. 
Bub has been the head of this business ever since. The 
firm was visited by a destructive fire and the retail 
store was abandoned. In its place the George DeWald 
Company, a mammoth wholesale store, has arisen. 
This business enterprise occupies the large DeWald 
block at the corner of Columbia and Calhoun streets, 
utilizing five floors and a basement. It is one of the 
very important wholesale houses of Indiana in the dry 
goods line. Bob is president of this company and aKo 
vice-president and director of the People's Trust 

There are better goll players than Mr. Robert DeWald. 
In fact, he is a one-hundred-to-one shot on the links. 
The reason he is presented in this co.stume is because 
we happened to catch him trying one of these suits on. 
A traveling man was endeavoring to induce him to han- 
dle a full line of golf suits as a specialty in his wholesale 



I the insurance Man. is closely coi 


ely connected with Craw- 
forJsvllle. known as the '■ Athens of Indiana," just as 
the name of that other Paul is so intimately associated 
with the old Athens in Greece. Both are noted for their 
success in making converts to their views affecting the 
welfare of their hearers. 

Mr. Paul was born at Crawfordsville which has pro- 
duced a number of other men who have startled the world 
of letters, just as this man is doing in the worldof insur- 

But how has he done it? Simply this way : By care- 
fully studying the insurance business from the ground 
floor to the roof garden while yet a boy, he has mastered 
it so thoroughly that the Equitable Life Insurance 
panyof New York has honored him with a pusitum .i| 
importance held by no other man of his ye.irs in ituir 
employ. Mr. Paul is only twenty-seven years uKi, but 
despite his youth he is the manager of the district ni 
Northern Indiana for this big concern. He has a^e 
territor\ and\ .i^ents to look after, but he's Jnini^ 


1' 1 ling and 



' 1 ii Wayne in i 

go2. a 

tul Jlll.lllcl 1.1 

ii„uiaiice compan 

• As 

was sinsularl) 

successful and recei 

eJ Ir 

tions. After six months service « 


took the management of the Equita 


Under his c 

introl, the society ha 

s writ 

ness than was 

secured durini; all it 

s prev 

this district. 




HTHE iiKiii in the 
1 hands, appare 
Mr. Frank Garrism 


' : ,: ',us?shis'bus',- 

ness. He represei 

, 111 

li.'i-.lii li.dli.: interests of Ibe 

Cincmn.iii, ii nn !• 


Ion t,iilroad, a system which 

branch ni li. 

K Its passenger and freight 

I l.'s of its own tracks. Mr, 

II lor the Fort Wayne-Findlay 
'111, controlling allitsbusi- 

nessbetw - 

s ,ind having his offices and 

heaJgiiaiiii ml 

i.irse of the company's business in 
our years and hasmadea wide circle 

I.I lilellJ^ l'\ h:-. 1 

easant business methods and com- 

paiiiuiuble w.iys. By birth he is a Michigander, begin- 
ning his railroad hfe as a mailing clerk in the general 
offices of the Grand Rapids 6i Indiana Railroad, at Grand 
Rapids when he was a boy of seventeen, working up the 
ladder to iiHue ivspdnsible positions in the service of 

thiscomp.iii . 

His abihtir, ai 
the attention ul otl 

1 Iris 

lin',: .lualities soon attracted 
i.Kl officials and they laid their 

hands on liim. offei 

11", b. 

11 thr rioMiiniiofciiief clerk m 

the general frei<bt 
& Western ro.ij, 
went there. In w 

X, whe 

iiili.iiil.l 1 111,11, .v. Fort Waxne 
l,iv, 1 iliio He accepted and 
n the Cincinnati, Hamilton & 

Dayton company secured possession of the Findlay-Fort 
Wayne line, Mr, Garrison was sent to this city and given 

general cbarre of 

between ib< i."ii! 

tlie .a 

mpany's entire freight traffic 
hii bi,mch line, Findlay to Fort 

Wayne, r 
aretheoMi i i : 

Cltv, Tb.'x aiflili 

,: u,: 

Ills siiK-e beld. His offices 
Ao omii railroad offices in the 
shell ,md equipped 


HUNTING is an excellent name for this man. Tlie 
iirt-arm used during the years he has been Hunt- 
ing— winch, of course, includes his whole life — is a 
a.iuMe-l'arreled affair, one side of which is labeled push 
niKl the "ther ability. He usually fires both at once and 
brums Juwn success. 

A\r Hunting IS the treasurer and manager of the Fort 
\\',i\ue 1 lectric Works, one of the country's greatest 
m.iiiul.Kiui les of electrical machinery and supplies. He 
grew uitu this important office from a minor position 
which he took with the company sixteen years ago. He 
seem;, to have iimed high with the nbove mentioned 
firearm and brought dow n mnn\ splendid prizes 

Eist Templeton Miss i lnis--tt th^ nf Ht,,wn 

of Mr Hunting He w i ' i' ir> 

igo After attending ih i ' i 

the Wiirtestir Pol\te In ' \' li I 

of the samt \ i i i ' 

and sales m di 

Inadditi u 1 M 

Hunting IS tR 1 u 1 i i i i 1 i I ,lii 

ind Power Cuuij un iiij is i iirector (it the lust 
National Bank the Tri-i-tate Trust Compan\ ind the 
Tri-State Building and Loan Association 




carriage than His Excellency President Theodore 
Roosevelt. Harr\- Pickard feels much the same, only in 
a different way. Harry is a bachelor. He sells horse- 
less carriages without benzine attachments and in con- 
sequence is anxious that his friends should think as 
President Roosevelt does. In the picture Harry is decid- 
edly in it. He would like to sell his buggy, as he now 
has no use for it. He would much prefer to sell a matri- 
monial fruit basket than a carpet sweeper. There is 
more dust, of course, in a carpet sweeper, but there is 
much more real live interest in a bahy buggy. 

Harry likes real live interest in his business. He is 
the junior member of the firm of Pickard Brothers, furni- 
ture, stoves and chinaware dealers. No one in the cit\ 
is more pleased to have natural gas fail in Fort Wayne 
than Harry. He likes to see a tire in a stove. The good 
old-fashioned fires inspire his .iJmiration. He is not 
always wishing for uiiloitunatf occurrences, however. 
He has a genial, kindh disposition. Look at that face 
in the carriage. It is innocent simplicity personified, 
and then some. He is sitting there just waiting for 
some one to come along and give the carriage a shove, 
so that he can put on the automatic brake, gaze at the 
pneumatic wheels and say. '-Rubber." To look at him 
in his carriage, the reader might imagine that he might 
be made up to pay an election wager. This is not so. 
Harry does not bet on the losing candidate. He is not 
built that way. He knows a sure thing when he sees it 

and is one of those boys who usually look.s 

the right 




plaining something. Those who know him. Jon't 
have to be told that he is describing the good qualities 
of some insurance company which he represents and 
telling you how it will help you out if a stray bolt of 
lightning happens to land on your kitchen roof, or if your 
mice have a fondness for chewing parlor matches. 

Mr. Wilson began his eartlily career at Wabash, 



good old summer time in h ■ I li.ird, while 

some of the other boys siuJ.^-1 ii.i:^!>, Llic iL-sult beiiit^ 
that he and a few others graduated from tlie high schmii 
one eventful year, and the other boys who mii:ht ha\ e 
done so, didn't. Then he went to Ann Arbor. Michigan. 
and entered the high school there, again having an op- 
portunity to work off his graduation oration. We don't 
know whether he made the same speech or not. Then 
he spent two years in the University of Michigan, leav- 
ing in 1889 to come to Fort Wayne, Here he entered into 
partnership with H. C. Schrader in the conduct of a tire 
and casualty insurance business, the buying and selling 
of real estate. loans and rentals. Mr. Wilson is chosen 
by his companies frequently to adjust fire losses in 
various parts of Indiana. 

In addition to attenti. in to his husmt-ss, A\r, Wilsnn 
finds ample time to gi\'' tM ': . '■:'"■■ 1 1 hk'ihIht mI the 

board of trustees of till- . 1 .■ I .rM,- .MinJtvl 

Youth, to which import, nil ; ".11-11 h. a is .ipi'dintcJ In 
Governor Durbin. 

He was one of the founders of the Commercial Club. 
and is a loyal member of the lodge of Elks. 


*-' he is at work it is no sign that he is a seedy. man. 
Peter David Smyser is a seedy man just the same. There 
are different kinds of seedy men. " Uncle Pete." as he 
is famili.irly known to his legion of friends has more to 
do with seeds than any other man in Fort Wayne. He 
can tell a turnip seed from a cabbage seed, or a wild 
mustard seed from any other member of the mustiij 
family, without consulting Papa or Mama Mustii 1 
Without depending on wireless tolesmphy or a ti'lt-,; .| ,• 

speaking .1. ;ii i,:ii i-i -■ \> ih I'.ni-.' . ■ '. ..|.'i,,... 

Lily, and otlier fair beauties too m mention. 
Then he can play Dr. Jeckyll with Mr. Hyde. He is 
versed in hides. It is a step from the sublime in nature 
to the ridiculous, but Mr. Smyser takes this step without 
tripping. He is a partner in the firm of S. Bash & Com- 
pany and is a practical man in every department of the 

He was born in Wayne county, Ohio, in 1847. Like 
many other good Ohio men he came across the line into 
Indiana. In 1867 he found himself in Fort Wayne. He 
finished his schooling at the Fort Wayne high school 
and after spending a year in the White Fruit House be- 
came interested in the business affairs of S. Bash & 
Company. In 1874 he was admitted to a partnership in 
the firm. He is one of the sturdy, progressive business 
men of Fort Wayne and one who has been closely iden- 
tified with its rapid commercial as well as material 




He strives tuget at a legitimate business 
hasis and to conduct affairs along that line. Edward 
White seems to know how, too. He is one of Fort 
Wayne's most active and thoroughly energetic business 
men. He is popular personally, and his recent election 
to the position of water works trustee, when he led the 
municipal ticket several hundred votes, indicates clearly 
his popularity and the extent of his circle of friends. 
Although the youngest member of the board, he was 
hunured b\- being elected its president. He is president 
(tt the Wlilte Fruit House, president of several other 
cnr|inratHins, a director in the White National Bank, 
iiij wined and e.xtensive real estate interests in 
I urt Wayne. 

Just now he is busy i 
problem for the city. II 
legitimate and honest bu 
his practical investig-itm; . :li :, : , i i - m. ; h iIi.h 
the water will become ^ "Ml i;i ■■ i ' in^i- 

ness ability has become i! i . , ' ' i , n ir n- 

prising augmentation in ih' i. - | i .1 ii:.- i n.i ..ti , 
treasury without an increase in the water rents. 

Besides e.xamining water for germs. Ed frequently 
examines water for things which do not need a magnify- 
ing glass to locate. Hf usually drops a line into the 
u.ilfi witli ,1 Iviil nil It, and Ills piscatorial accomplish- 

ni.m requires some recreatiim, .inJ Ed likes to get into a 
boat with rod and reel to angle for the game members of 
the finny tribe. His game bag usually smells of fish, 
even if he has to carp,- a herring from his grocen.- store. 

ing to solve the water works 
■ill be safe to predict that if 
ess methods are of a\ai! in 


1 liant Fort 

JsaiJuf theHon. R.C. Bell, tlu' former bril- 
Wayne lawyer and Injiana statesman, 
that as a toastmaster none coulJ e^iiial him, and there 
were few notable public banquets held that lie was not 
called upon to act in this capacity. When Senator Bell 
died one of the men upon whom his mantle as a toast- 
master fell was Dr, Kent K. Wheelock. His t.ileni 
in this role was discovered at the banquets "I the 
alumni of the Fort Wayne Medical College, of which he 
is one of the professors, and since then he has been 
forced into service as toastmaster at other public banquet 
occasions, particularly when the medical men gather 
around the festal board, and at Knights of Pythias 
gatherings, of which fr.aternity he is a past chancellnr. 

Physicians, as a rule, are not born orators, nor. as a 
rule, do they ever become orators. They cut and slash 
too much. They administer too many unpleasant doses. 
People submit to what they do and take what they give be- 
cause they think they have to do so. In Dr. Wheelock's 
case, birth had something to do with his ability as a 
speaker. His father, a distinguished physician of his 
time, was a brilliant extemporaneous orator, a man wlio 
in this respect was without a peer in this county. And. 
then, Dr. Wheelock. when he is officiating as a toast- 
master doesn't cut and slash, nor does he give nauseating 
doses. His bitter pills are always sugar coated, and this 
is why he is popular as a toastmaster. 

Dr, Wheelock has always lived in this county. He 
completed a course at the University of Michigan and 
graduated at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of 
New York. He located in this city in the practice of 
medicine in 1880. was coroner of the county from 1882 to 
1884. and for years has given his special attention to the 
surgery of the eye. ear, nose and throat. He took a five 
months' course of study in this practice at the University 



that some day the per' 
agree to hve in peace 
cerned that when the n 


ilijws iK.m the heart of Mr. Logan, and when heis , mIIvJ 
up'ui tu compnse human differences he does il, imt l>,- 
c.iuse tliere is a fee in it. but liecause he wants ilie 
brethren and sisters to dwell together in concord and 

It must not be supposed, however, that he's a milk- 
and-water sort of lawyer. Not a bit of it. To hear him 
in one of his masterly speeches, full of fire and force, you 
can get an insight into his earnestness when called upon 
to fight a wrong, social or political. 

Mr. Logan was born in Kosciusco county, Indiana, 
and stayed on the farm until he was nearly twenty-two 
years old. He is an example of the fact that it's good 

;sociate of the co 
nrmed. He bega 
then went to V, 

his I 

teiiJ iliL :,: i^uiimig to Fort Wayne in iSSo. he 
entered the law office of Coombs, Morris & Bell. Three 
years later he had completed the course and was gradu- 
ated from the law department of the University of Mich- 
igan. For a number of years he was otfici.ii cuurt 
reporter: later came his appointment as a deputy Jerk 
of the United States court, in Fort Wayne, and then as 
United States Commissioner. Mr. Logan's pupulanty 
was shown in igoo, when, as Republican candidate fur 
prosecuting attorney, he ran four hundred votes ahead 
of his ticket. 



HHN urif thinks of the keeper uf rec.jrJs and seals 
his mind floats reminiscently to the funny man 
in the comic opera— a lord high chancellor of wit, gro- 
tesLjue and official humor. Charles M. Gillett, the pop- 
ular recorder of Allen county, is nothing like a comic 
opera comedian. When one meets him in his official 
capacity he is a pleasing, good-natured, sensible official. 
He knows almost everyone in Allen county. 

He was born in Milan township in 1841. He lived on 
his father's farm, getting a common school education, 
until the outbreak of the civil war. Then he broke 
away from home ties. He became a portion of the 
Twenty-third Indiana Battery, but he was neither pitcher 
nor catcher in this battery. He was a sergeant and 
helped hurl the balls, but at no time was he on the 
receiving end. He got onto the curves early and was 
able to duck and keep right on firing. This is one reason 
he was able to return home, to join the Union Veteran 
Legion and the Grand Army of the Republic, and be 
elected recorder. A few years ago some one told him he 
could do better in the state of Washington in the far 
northwest, and he hiked to the tall and massive timber. 
He liked it so well that he came home for his wife and 
family. For eighteen months the family lingered in the 
state washed by the waters of the Pacific and then 
returned to good old Milan township, sprayed by the 
gentle ripples of the placid Maumee river. He continued 
to reside in Milan township until six years ago when he 
was elected recorder. Mr. Gillett has been keeper of 
records and seals ever since. He can lift a heavy 
^ily as he does a litiht one. 



A l,Lmenhaveh(il>hies;ind 
'» riJmg his insunmce 

here we see John E.Bea 


lobby t" the rescue of 


Iriends whom he would prot 

ect loss by tire 


accident. He also makes i 

a duty to ha\e his friends | 

thoroughly protected in c;is 

e of death but not ag^ 



He knows all about his h 

jbby. It is not afraid o 


cars and will stand without hitching. It is a Koud thins | 

to drive along and hold the 
Kot used to holding the rein 

reins over. John in-. 


on his father's l.inn .1 


in Illinois where hewas horn 

justasthecivil wii \. 

„, 1 

He remained .in fhH firm n.l 

n- Hie horses and cuws 


watching thiiv.;. 

' ' 1 V began to grow. 


went to sch.ini m ! < i . 

■ I icky, and also attended | 

theWestfield(""ll..', inw. , 

ii-l-i Illinois. Justass 


as he left the farm he steppe 

1 into the saddle of Ins 


hy and has been riding eve 

since. While in -di, 

ll It 

seems that he did not learn 

n spell correctlv. .,s hf 



:v "f •,\h--h ; :!'< ! 


uriles either one he pr, ,ri,i 

,1, ',,, ^ ;_,^ /■ 


insurance company. In i 

,. .illiT .1 s.iiMUIIl ul 1 

years in Cincinnati, he ciin 

tn 1 nit W.iMie ,II|J I't 


to ride his hobby here. H.- 

^inoni-, hiin diiuii with 


National. the.Orient and the 



employers' indemnity, just t 

J suit his tastes. 

Mr. Beahler was a pioneer settler in Lakeside. 


was one of the first residents of this pretty suburb 


he has resided there ever si 

ice. He is one uf the 


insurance men who do not 

dalible in real estate. 


is too busy with his hobby. 


^ about promi>^"<Mi 'i \i- i i.. i t\, ,: : 'i: I .iii<l 

flattering words u.ii ^ ■ n : i liim- 

djctionary in whicii he assumes tn give the .iccur.ite 
etymology of the words which we have stolen from tlie 
Europeans and the Asiatics, This writer says: The 
word compliment is 'li- h'v.Mish .-on. hot air. and 
the Latin. /./.v, tn 111' ' ■: • . ■ " i :rh hot air. 

Wefeel. hottfi. I I II M/ I ■!. Ill', the voung man 

splayed i 


earnestness, and thereloie lielieve us sincere and pos- 
sessing no desire to fill Iiim with superheated atmos- 
phere, when we say that in this snapshot we caught him 
in the midst of one of the kindest acts on record. 

As e\'eryone knows, it's good luck to pick up a horse- 
shoe I not referring to the had luck of the one who has lost 
It) and in order that guud fortune shall be widespread, 
it IS not only necessar>- that the stock of horseshoes shall 
be sutticient for all. but that the same supply of eguine 
footwear shall be scattered all over this broad land. Mr. 
Yarnelle is here engaged in scattering them. This con- 
signment is probably addressed to the Mikado of Japan. 
The ne.xt may be sent to the Czar of all the Russias. 

Ralph is one of the pushing young men at the estab- 
lishment of Mossman. 'I'.irnelle ..'^ Comp.iny. dealers in 
heavy hardware. I !■■ ■; i.-ii it Ih-i- m 1 .nin hf li.ij 
graduated frnm tli< ii ^ n ■ i.. w iiixi.,«n 

operation a few years before Ralph show ed up for ui.i- 
triculation. He has always been popular here at home; 
becomes from a musical family and sings like a bird, 
figuratively speaking. He's always happv. 


Yi>l: Mill notice Without having your attentiun called 
to the l.ict, that Dr. Myers is an artist. He can 
draw horses almost as well as they can draw him. He 
can also draw horses' teeth— painlessly. It doesn't hurt 
him a bit. We see him in the sketch having just com- 
pleted a lightning portrait of an old friend, one who can 
always be depended on to furnish a surprise, no matter 
which way you wager your coin. 

The doctor is a D. V. S. (Drives Vivacious Steeds). 
It's a difficult matter to get a real good look at him as 
he is usually flying through the atmosphere holding onto 
the ribbons attached to a fast stepper. When not so 
eivj.iL'..! > .u'l. I r Ir t(, tiiid him in the office of Mn- TmI 
W r 11 : , ! ' ■ 111 in the court house. "If !' Il- 

ls I li- II- : -■ :ii.- next great event n.i, 11,11-, i, ,a 
1.11 vhst i,,i i:,- I ,, ,,,,iv be. He is the lively s,-, i,-i,iin 
of that iirganiz.ition. He has a large veterinary hospital 
at his Webster street place. 

Doctor Myers was born in Fort Wayne at the corner 
of Douglas avenue and Webster street thirty-nine years 
ago. in the very house in which he still li\es. He 
gazes out through t 

vindows that he i 


three years ago, - 
accomplish is do 
reason why. 


THIS IS Admiral Junes, the first man to lead the kume 
City fleet to a successful conquest of the hearts of 
admiring thousands who gathered on the occasion of the 
initial Venetian night parade on Sylvan Lake— the be- 
ginning of a series of brilliant water carnivals which have 
made the lake famous. 

But here we see him engaged in other pursuits. He 
is explaining the latest in kodakery— the most recent 
improved camera and the developing machine. It keeps 
one hustling to be posted on what's going on in the 
photograj^hiv: liekl: but lunes can tell \'0u. He keeps 
at the irniit .[ iii. i i- . -: >n and knows all about it. He 
conducts I ; ' ■ qliic supply house and for 
fifteen v- i' ii : i ■ of the leading institutions 

of its Iviii I I! 11 ■ ■l„- .jountry. 

1848, at N>nli ,\\ 11 ,itr When the war began he 

became . I 1 .m mM mihi in\ H of the One Hundred ,ind 
Eighteenth liuli.iii.i Iniiinry, and afterward served inthe 
Thirty-ninth Regiment and the Eighth Cavalry, until the 
close of the war, winding up with the march wiili Sher- 
man to the sea. Perhaps that sight of the ocean led up 
to the Rome City incident. Anyway he came home and 
was graduated from a business college at lndianap"hs 
in 1867. For three years he was in the lumber busin- s, 
with his father, at Bunlter Hill, Indiana. Then lir s"lJ 
Howe sewing machines at Peru, for four years. It was 
then that he began his career as a photographer, which 
led up to his present enterprise. In 1876 he came here, 
opened a studio and enjoyed a splendid success. He 
gradually grew into the photographic supply business. 
Mr. Jones is a prominent Mason and a member of 
several other orders. He has a fine cottage at Rome 
City and operates one of the sleekest little motor boats 


1 1 hellup 

And we do)i 

t W.imf lorn 

ne bit 

he is a big m 

an. that's no 

si'^n he slinu 

J .ons 

out objection 


:i pirce ol I. 

r mm 

nine hundred and thirty-six 

pounds whi 

1 tlion 

of hired men 

around who 

are paid for 


thing. Hence our commendation of him 

in a 

do the lifting 

all alone. 

Mr. Coombs is the act 

ve head of 

Coombs Company, which 

carries "ii. 

.1 III.' 

stocl<s of mer 

handise in th 

scity. [h 

composed of 

uch items as 

anvils, ln.i 

chunl:- .it T 

:i in 1 ill su 

ch thinss .,s 

ail- lis 

\ ]|l;li •■ ■ ' 1 

i "i ' ! .ill 

other blacks 


of Ih. 

nt wholesale 



He ' 

for .t w liiie in A\ichii^an and in New York when he 
\ iiungster. but It didn't work, and he came back. 
k-.iMnj; the Fort Wayne puMic schools, he went t. 
tiac. Michigan, .at the age of fifteen, whore he at 
the Michigan Military Academy loi a .hi i .. 
Then, for two years, he was a o i!i. I 
Military Academy in New York siii. 
this period he returned to Fort VV.o n n r i 
employ of Coombs & Colli) .i ..i: !i 'i loh. 

the ; 

■ad. Her. 

\'isited the trade for eight Nt-ars. at the end of w hich 
time he engaged in business for himself. One year ago 
the concern was incorporated under the name of the 
Edmund H. Coombs Company. 

The company conducts an exclusive iiuiil order trade, 
chiefly with blacksmiths, and IS the pioncfi in this method 
of handling the heavy hardware business. 



THh tiist Fitch to land iii America was a lire insurance 
man— that is, a preacher of the old school who 
insured the people of the colony of Rhode Island against 
those flaines about whicli we learn so much in Reve- 
lation. This tends to prove the theor\- of the inheritance 
of the traits of our ancestors. This early arrival, the 
Reverend James Fitch, came from England in 1637 and 
was one of the founders of Rhode Island. At one time 
he sold acres of land in Massachusetts for tu;. 
so it seems he operated a real estate business un ttit- 
side. His descendants are united in the belief that tins 
was altogether too cheap. Nine generations of Fitches 
since then, are easily traceable. 

Mr. C. B. Fitch was born in Medina County. Ohio, 
and came to Fort Wayne in 1873. At the age of seven- 
teen he began teaching school in this county to enable 
him to complete his high school course. Later he spent 
three years in the mercantile and grain business at 
Avilla, Indiana. In 1882 when the Fort Wayne Jenney 
Electric Light Company was organized he accepted a 
position witli it as assistant manager, remaining 
with that company until 1891 when he embarked in the 
insurance business as general agent of the National Life 




ti,i\ing held higli 
Fort Wavne Corn- 

present time eminent coiiimauiler 
mandery No. 4, Knights Templar. He is a membe 
the Sons of American Revolution, having proved 
eligibility to such membership through f]\ e different 1 
of ancestors. 


IN tliis picture we liave a good \iew of the fire depart- 
ment of the Fort Wayne Daily News. It is here that 
the linys who work on the paper go to get tired ulien 
t!ie\ are ImJ or do not perform tlieir duties pri>i^erl\ 

^\I I'.klvneil came to Fort Wayne one hot dj\ in the 
summer of 1902 and bought a newspaper, lie then 
walked out onto the street, got acquainted with the doc- 
tors, the lawyers, the merchants, the politici.ihs, the 
shop men and everybody he could meet, and U\ the 
time he had finished the rounds knew prfttv well 
what s.irt ..I a newspaper would be 111 l.irt 
W.ivne. The D.oly \ews w.i, removed fmm Its h.ick 

promising e.xperiment : but everyone in Fort Wa 
knows how successful has been tlie result. This t 
come is traceable to Mr. Bicknell's knowledge of men 
well as of the newspaper business. Reared on a f; 

near Bicknell. lo : nia , h.- l,!i..'v ■, w i, .1 tli>' t is , 

the other sons . • • , ; , 
cated in the M.i' : 'i ■ ■ •! 1 ; ,i 1 ■ 

papers of Indiana. The success of the Fort Wayne T~)aily 
News is due to the application of the knowledge gained 
while taking these preliminary steps 


A .WAN ivith a n.ime like this must ccrl.iinly sucoeeJ. 
If you will look airefully into their signihcance 
you will find that Amos means strong and courageous, 
while Walter means "ruling the host." Of course this 
latter refers to Mr. Walter's charge over the large force 
of employes in the Ke\stone grocery. 

Mr. Walter was a farmer boy. reared in the Ohio 
county named for "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Itwas very, then, on reaching the age of twenty-foui 
111 1 -.irmg to try his luck in "the city," he should 
iiii M the town which is named in honor of the same Indian figliter. He arrived in 1869. 

His first employers were Stoner, Wygent & Company, 
wholesale grocers, wlio occupied the old Randall hotel 
building. At that time it stood on the bank of the canal, 
that busy highway of traffic which made Fort Wayne an 
important point on the map. Then he became an em- 
ploye of the United States Express Company, hut re- 
signed when the carrier system was instituted .it the 
Fort Wayne post office. August i. 187^. Mr. Walter 
was one of the five men first appointed to this duty. 
All the others have passed away. 

In order to enter upon his first business venture, he 
resigned in 1881, but alter trviiii; the e.\periment for a 
year, he sold out and I 11. 1. 1 1 i ur ,liip underSheriff 
W. D. Schieffer. I 1 t .cdministration. 

he became a Knight 111 mi '• ,1 \ I lolesale grocery 

house of Skelton, W.i'.i \ \S-ii. .ui.l Liter for Berdan & 
Company, of Toledo, guittiag the road, he took a 
financial and personal interest in the Fort Wayne Ga- 
zette, but decided to undertake the establishment of a 
first class grocery house, and so. in 1897. the Keystone 
was opened. It has had a most successful history. Mr. 
Walter is one of the Masons in Fort Wayne. In 
the G. A. R. he has figured prominently as a member of 
the Council of Administration, and otherwise. 


l\/l R. A\cDi_)NALD doesn't work in the water works 

J.iy » c wuulj ha\ e pl.UeJ h.ili i'LliillJ Uk 
In the office of the People's Trust anj Savnitjs 
with his glad hand out and a six-inch smile m 
If some of us tried in smile as miicli as .Mi ' 

does we'd Ccv\ i i:lv m |., m,! -:il| I. '■ :mi' 

office of the Lit' i ■ . h 

—eight years m i M. i i-' i.n- n _ ■ n-.. ' r, ■. 

ing those years, Mr. McDonald made the acv| 
of everybody in Fort Wayne, and his personal fr 
are a great factor in building up the financial ii 
of which he is now the active head. 

Mr. McDonald's parents came from Ireland a 


I hen 

tiiin m tlif Brcithers' School in this til nil I iin 
Notre Dame University. After s.i 
deput\ in the office of the city cl.i. ' ■ , 
tune in the west before beginnin;^ hi^ Jir ,i i 
water works office. 

When the People's Trust and Savings Coiiip 
organized. Mr. McDon.ild became its secret.irv 

hnny tribe thereabouts don't like him a little bit. He 
tries to be sociable by dropping them a line occasionally 
but they don't seem to consider him in the swim at all. 


1 boy of twei 

atco that Coon\ Bayer, then a 
: twenty, liorrowed fifty dollars and not a little 
backing to go into the cigar making business for himself. 
For three years he worked hard day and night and suc- 
ceeded in doing fairly well, but not well enough to sat- 
isfy a man of his energy and ambition. So he decided to 
shake from his shoes the dust of Fort Wayne iweweren't 
so well paved then) and transferred himself to Memphis, 
Tennessee, where he started in to cut a wider swath, 
leaving his brother Will here in charge of their little 
factory. But alas ! Coony miscalculated , just as others 
have done who thought they had performed their final 
dust-shaking act with reference to the city of Mad An- 
thony, Like the proverbial feline, he "came back" a 
year later with, as he expresses it. "a terrible more 
knowledge of the cigar business and a whole lot less 
coin "than when he went south. Some other fellows 
might have thrown up the sponge, but Coony didn't. 
What he did was to start in making the now famous 
••Coony's Little Havanas." and— but you know the rest. 

Not very long ago Coony went to Cuba where he pur- 
chased the stock which enters into the making of the 
new ten-cent cigar called LaRienta, He says its the 
best grows on the island and he sniffed around a 
good deal and picked out what he thought was ,i little 
superior to all the rest ; so that if he makes up his mind 
to put something else new on the market we wouldn't be 
surprised to see him skimming across the ocean after 
something good to make it out of, 

A year or so ago, when Mr, Bayer's brother was 
taken into the concern, the Cooney Bayer Cigar Company 
was incorporated. The factory, one of the largest in 
the state, is located in an especially construced orna- 
mental building at the corner of Barr and Clinton streets. 


I N this little landscape ' 
^ act of shovelini{ dirt. 

;r Mr. Olds in the 
•.; Mr. Olds doesn't 
ha\e a great deal to do with the actual handling of the 
earth during the progress of a job for which he secures 
the contract: what he really does is to attend to the 
important preliminaries and then handles the "dust" 
which accumulates as a result of discreet and sensible 
attention to the business in hand. 

Mr. Olds is president nt tlv -on^tniction comj^anv- 
bearing his name. He ■ i >! ti n ml an album 
assuming to hold the i"ii! ) ■• .'. : u. N iiMjini; 

men of affairs would ci'iiM n .[i ..! i ~ j\ ^wrj cl.nm did 
it not contain, somewhere between its ch\ ers. a likeness 
of the man with the spade. Mr. Olds came to Fort 
Wayne as a lad of six years; at the time he appeared. 
Fort Wayne was but a modest village and the Ixiy him- 
self was the essence of modesty. The town has I. mi; 
since outgrown that characteristic, but Mr. Old^ is lust 
as modest as ever. He has made a great success nj ins 
business, even in the of the mighty competition 
presented by gigantic coriiorations operating on similar 
lines throughout the country, but he is not enrolled with 
that class of successful men who win fortune by freaks 
of fate. No, he hasn't taken any chances witb luck, 
but has been content to await the slow but sure returns 
of the intelligent application of principles ol scientific 
discovery- to the demands of modern and 
domestic life. 

As a member of the Haydn Quartet during the many 
years which that organization has spread melody 
throughout the land of the Hoosiers, Mr. Olds is widely 
known outside of the ordinary circles which have won 
him many friends. 


I LIST because you see Mr. \'..\-.\< « Hi . Iiim Ii mI Ji- 
^ plomas under Ills arm it is II I 1 II III r h.^ ,,in..y 
extraordinary and minister pleini'i'ii n;:ji \ ' . m jmirt. 
He is diplomatic hut he is m.t ,i A Ji|.|.Miijt 
d..esnotdehveraJdr.s-,.xiin im-i imMoimI J.iciniirs m 

orate. They can get pmiiiiTs irum nl.servmg the presi- 
dent of the board of trustees of the Fort Wa\ ne public 

Charley Bash wore his first shirt in Roanoke. Indiana. 
just a few miles west of Fort Wayne. This lilty- 
one years ago. He wore shirts there one tlieo 
came to Fort Wayne. The dots on the shirt lie umv 
when the snap-shot was taken of him are not done in 
w.iltz time. They are polka. When the .shirt gets older 
ilieN w ill be in "rag." He got into the habit of cooling 
nil 111 iKit political debates and he does not desire to cul- 
tivate any other habit. He elegantly and eloriuentlv 
clothes his political arguments. H.- is one of the hest 
posted men in Indiana on issues uliich are 
of interest to the business coinmLiiiit\ ot tin- ceiuial 
west. He is an ardent Republican and is a power in 
local, district and state politics. His election to the 
Fort Wayne school board was not only a recognition of 
his services but also an honor bestowed on account of 
his thorough training for the position. He was a mem- 
ber of the high school class of 1872 and he delights in 
pushing the schools to the front. He will be an earnest 
supporter of the new high and manual training school. 

He is vice-president and general manager of the large 
wholesale grain and commission house of S. Bash & 
Company and is interested in numemus other important 
business ventures. 


•'' Central League polo teams, if only to see Dave 
Eckert smile. He usually stood at the door to accept the 
tickets and was so happy that he said "thank you" to 
everybody just as sweetly as 


those who presented -'comps" he made the same glad 
remark. Dave wasn't thinking about the stream of cur- 
rency pouring in through the ticket window.! 
He was happy because he knew he had at last found for 
the people of Fort Wayne a brand of sport which every- 
body enjoyed, and that he had succeeded in getting 
together one nf ih.- f t;r ;i ' inli. ^ -f ithletes that ever 
carried apeiin til! i ■. ■,::,' ■ i iv Davehas 
decided to Ji I II I I 'i I' I 1 ]| heprovides 

as good a iiu.ili' "I !■ .11 -i 11 I-, h. Ii 1 l.i^t winter the 

.inJ aiiii.s and hurry over to deposit the same in his h.inds. But this is only a side issue of Dave's. 
He has other important affairs. 

The golden days of the old Forty-niners are now only 
memories of the dim and distant past. But the golden 
days of Dave Eckert, the "Thirty-niner." are things of 
the lively present. No one who has learned anything 
ahi'ut Fnrt Wayne's cigar manufactories, past and pres- 
t-nt, needs to be told that the •■39" cigar )S one of the 
tinngs w Inch has made Fort Wayne famous. Of course. 
the Eckert factory turns out other brands of popular 
"smokes," but this one has had a good name since the 
Eckert factory was established, thirty-tive years ago, by 
Dave's father, the late John C. Eckert. 

Dave is a Fort Wayne boy by birth. While yet a lad 
he entered his father's employ. He succeeded to the 
management and has done his work well. 



asked Mr. Gnttin to take off his gogj^les long 
enough to let us make this httle snapshot. The 
south wind kindly removed his cap so we also get a view 
of his broad expanse of brow as he glides over the as- 
phaltum. You notice we don't say he glides noiselessly; 
far from it. Even if his motor car failed to make a sound, 
the rapidity with which he is whizzed through the at- 
mosphere would produce a sound very like the swish of 
a blacksnake in the hand of Legree. When made up for 
one of his two hundred and eighty-seven mile spurts 
into the country, Mr. Griffin strongly resemliles a Jet-p 
sea diver. He hasn't his full rigging on in this picture, 
Mr. Griffin has an incurable attack of autoiiiobik-nsis, 
and has thus far refrained from tr\-ing any of the rem- 
edies for it prepared b\- the medical institute which 
he is the secretary. He thinks his is a hopeless c.ise. 
but fears that a cure might be found. 

Mr. Griffin is a Hoosier by birth, his voice being hrst 
heard by the people of the thriving village of Brimfield, 
in Noble county. He frequently went fishing for shiners 
in the Elkhart river, and engaged in the elevating pas- 
time of hitching ticktacks to the neighbors' casements, 
but managed to find time to absorb the vast quantity of 
information offered by the schools of his native town. 
He later taught in the country schools of Noble county. 
At the time the Spanish-American trouble came on. he 
was at Kalamazoo. Michigan, where he joined Company 
C, of the Thirty-second Michigan Volunteers and en- 
joyed a six months' vacation in the south. After his 
return, he took a position with the State Medical Insti- 
tute, of Fort Wayn^now the J. W. Kidd Company— 

and i 


IF we should tell you that a cow brought John Dreibel- 
biss to Fort Wayne, and then stop without telling 
the remaining portion of the story, it wouldn't be at all 
fair; so we will proceed immediately to relate the rest 
of the tale of the cow. Some folks were brought to Fort 
Wayne by a team of oxen, and one might think at first 
that this was the method employed to transport Mr. 
Dreibelbiss to our city; but not so. The story is of 
another sort. 

John Dreibelbiss was born here in 1853. His first 
employer was Mason Long, who was then in the grocery 
business. When he reached the age of fourteen he 
entered the employ of the White Fruit Housc\ at tluil 
time conducted by the elder J. B. White. At the .ii;t n| 
eleven he went to Chicago to work for a whnlcil. tea 
house, and right there's where the the cow stut\ lt'.;ins 
In 1872, Mrs. O'Leary's bovine quadruped kick. J i.-r 
the lamp which started theChicago lire. Thecdiitki-r.itiMri 
swept away the tea house where John Drpibclbis-. 
been accustomed to draw his' .-n '^,itiirj.i\ iii'^hN', 1,1 ;. in Init w ivuc ^m, 
as we remarked before, it \\.i- 1 ns tli it t'inui;ht t^lin 
Dreibelbiss to Fort Wayne ta 111, ikc- In^ Imme 

He was employed at tarniuig and tloncLilturc tni 
some time and then for six years was a grocei\ dcik 
Twenty years ago, he began the tedious, yet im|uii.iiit, 
labor of perfecting a new method of working up absir.icts 
of title. His system is a model, covering every inch ui 
ground in Allen county so completely that its entire 
history may be laid bare in a few moments. jMr. 
Dreibelbiss is the author of a work entitled "Start 
Right." which unfolds to the uninformed in entertaining 
narrative style the intricate details of the abstract 


HERE is an Archer who seems to ha\e become expert 
in striking the bullseye of the target of success 
every time he has made the attempt. At any rate, if 
he made failures along with his successes, they did not 
discourage him, but rather intensified his earnestness 
and sharpened the keenness of his desire to becomemore 
expert with the bow of endeavor and the arrow of enter- 
Mr. Archer's lirsi >. ;■..[ .[u. II III.- Iiii.j ,,| ...III .ilh--J 

to his present busi 11. i n i .mh 

the Fort Wayne d.i " ' ' m i..m i 

as circulator. Whilr i iMl.iiiitiiij, in, im ■ , m -Ilu c.i|m- 
city he got the idea tliat a job printing oftice which ca- 
tered only to the finest class of patronage, doing a high 
grade of work for a correspondingly substantial price, 
would be a welcome addition to the list of commercial 
establishments of Fort Wayne. With that idea in mind. 
he purchased the job department of the ijazette. and 
continued fur ten years to operate it in accordance with 
the views he had previously formed, at the end of which 
time the Archer Printing Company was formed. With 
the same idea before it, the new company started in a 
comparatively small way, but before much time had 
elapsed it found its business so enlarged that a much 
more commodious building was needed. The present im- 
mense factory is the result. Sixty persons are given 
employment, and the annual business of the Archer 
Printing Company now amounts to over A 
large share of its output is in the shape of tine cata- 
logues, booklets, periodicals and the finer grades of 
printing. A complete electrotyping and engraving plant 
and bindei'y are operated in connection. Its patrons are 
scattered all over the union and through the medium of 
this concern the good name of Fort Wayne is spread 
broadcast. Such is the enterprise that has blossomed 
from the ideas and labors nf Ch.irles E. Archer. 



the gentle suiishi'; 
its delicate li^ i 
dure tliat api'i-.n ^ .1 
landscape. The u 
sweet, but it isn't 


■' IMrk fade away lictore 
'• spring, the crocus lifts 
iii.J welcome to the ver- 
1. 1 spread itself over the 
lie crocus is cheery and 
the welcome that Countv 

Clerk Johnson carries with him wlierever he may wan- 
der. Mr. Johnson has a face that seems to be built for 
smiling purposes. 

Of course, there are times when he smiles more than 
at other times. In the sketch we see him handing out a 
document desigiit-d tu iTing K'-idiiess totlie hearts of the 

M 1' lA ill! in Eel River township. When 
.1 1"' ii luntry school and did chores. He 

also wi 111 II .Inn in I I River and sometimes hauled out 
a good-eel. Thus Ik- kept busy until he was old enough 
to go to Churubusco to enter the high school. He was 
graduated therefrom, and for some time engaged in 
teaching school. 

;Mr. Johnson ran for the office of trustee of Eel River 
township, .ind. although the community was then 
strongly kepublioin and he just as strongly a Democrat, 
Ik' won out ahead of his opponent. Such incidents tell 
whether or not a prophet is without honor in his -luii 

County Democratic Central Committee from his tow iislnp 
He was nominated in 1902 by his party as theirc.indid.tte 
for county clerk and was chosen b>- a pleasing iiiajorltN- 
vote. Since making his home in Fort Wayne Mr. Johnson 
has added a good many names to his long list ot friends. 



t. NINDE, Republican candidate tor prusecuting 
attorney, is stuck on ttie law business. The 
picture shows hira in that interesting attitude. 

Dan has always liked Fort Wayne. This fondness 
began even earlier than those good days when every 
barefoot boy in the school room was more adept in the 
practice of wireless telegraphy than Marconi can ever 
hope to he. Do you— we are now speaking to those 
who once had boyhood days— remember that thrilling 
message which consisted of the uplifted hand with onl> 
two fingers standing up stretched wide apart which 
flashed the exciting inquiry: •■Goinswunminwithus?" 
•And then you looked to see if the teacher was watching 
and then bobbed your head, returning the answer: 
"Betcherlife!" Well, it was in those good old days 
that Dan Ninde learned to love Fort Wayne so well. 
He left the high school prepared to enter the United 
States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was appointed 
a cadet in 1887. Four years ago he graduated close to 
the head of his class and everything looked rosy for a 
bright naval career. But Dan thought of Fort Wayne, 
and remembered that Uncle Sam's boats are too big to 
sail the Maumee. Therefore he resigned and decided to 
become a lawyer— a Fort Wayne lawyer. He attended 
Harvard one year, by way of preparation, at the end of 
which time he returned home and studied law in the 
office of his father, the late Judge L. M. Ninde. Then 
he went to Ann Arbor and took a complete course in the 
law department of the University of Michigan, gradu- 
ating in 189=^. He has been in practice here ever since, 
excepting during a brief period when he resided in 

Mr. Ninde was largely instrumental in the organ- 
ization of the Fraternal Assurance Society of America, 
with headquarters in Fort Wayne, and holds the office 
of supreme chancellor of the order. 


MR. SHAMiV IS ci-rtainly a hraveyount; man. While 
tlie rest of us are howling about the ladies invad- 
ing our sphere— while we are kicking vehemently be- 
cause they don't attend solely to their duties as home- 
makers and followers of the trades and professions for 
which we declare Nature has designed them— what does 
Mr. Seaney do? Why, he simply gets even by breaking 
into their sphere, not temporarily, in order to cause them 
to mend their ways, but permanently. He's there to 
stay. He's the " man milliner," and as such is known 
throughout the country as well as on the other side of 
the pond where he stirred up things on his visit to Paris 
in 1897. 

Mr. Seaney was born at Ridgeville, Indiana, and at- 
tended the public schools there. 

His first employment was in a grocery store where 
he showed his ability .it Jecoratins; the windows artis- 
tically with cekT' I I l:,li. , t . i.|;IL; . II ^ ^ lua^lics, 

cannedtomatiies I : ■ n ■ :- : 1 1 1 ni:lk'^ 

Itwas his first I in, 1 -.j ,t- 

tention. Heth-ii .!. n ,■ 1 i , ! usir \.. 

adorning the bnnnt'ts mi l i- : i- mI. anj 

store at Richmond. Thfii 1 i liiin.Ntw 

York and elsewhere, final K ^ •iimr' i.. I i.ii \\ ,i\iir, wheir 
he has remained since iSoo. Thi' present large retail 
business was established thirteen years ago at Nn, im 
Calhoun street and continued there until the summer of 
the present year, when it was removed to No. 924, the 
same street. Mr. Seaney has written several books on 
millinery and is a contributor to all the large milliner>- 
trade journals. 

The picture shows him at work on a bonnet for Mrs. 
Leslie Carter which was presented on her recent visit to 
Fort Wayne. Mrs. W. J. Brj'an's "silvercross" turban, 
made by Mr. Seaney in 1896, is one of the hats which 
has attracted much attention. 


THi; man who selected this gentleman to look alter 
the interests of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance 
Company in this section of the world must have just 
finished reading ■•When Knighthood Was in Flower." 
We are 1-1 •., ili , ..n : i^mn from the fact that while 
the comi 11 i ' ss tried hard to hurst forth 

into th.. ,1: :iis whose petals are silver 

certitKat'^ aIi ■ nn i, are dollar signs, and whose 
foliage IS ,c.iii|'(i,cJ .ii ^K^-iibacks— it did not succeed in 
so diiin.; until Mr Kni-ln came to give it proper care 
and nurtui.v lliis |jn^,nm. then, might, in a way— a 
far-letclieJ way, perliar^-be called a Knight-blooming 

sented in Hort W.iviir mf ,,nJ mi fnr the past thirty- 
eight years with lll.lll' '.lit 11 ,^ ■: IIk l.ilt u[ th- 

several gentlemen uh ■ h I ' i '■■' ■ n Iihl;-. 

Mr. Knight took tii - ■ n i ,! .iii:e 

then he has written n- rl un..' i^ iiiii li In :in-.^ a-. 
was done for the cumpan\ during the preceding years 
of effort in this city. 

Mr. Knight came to Fort Wayne in the autumn of 
1882. He took a complete course in the International 
Business College, and graduated in June, 1898. At that 
time Weil Brothers & Company were in need of a first- 
class office man and he located with them for fifteen 
months, going from there to the employ of the Belden- 
Larwill Electric Company. Then he became interested in 
the insurance business and began work for one of the old 
line companies, later taking the agency referred to 
above. He has leased a suit in the "Rurode" office 
building to be erected at the corner of West Berry and 
Harrison streets. He says he expects within the next 
year to be producingan average of two hundred thousand 
dollars insurance a year. 



ertheless. the pic 

nished and 


One day Mr. Roggen was on board an ocean liner 
bound from Germany to America. He hadn't been over 
there on a \ isit; he was born there and was coming to 
America with his parents who had decided to cast their 
lot in the land of the free. At that time the photographer- 
to-be was ten years old. The family went directly to 
Chicago where the boy was placed in school. 

When Mr. Roggen reached the age of seventeen he 
went to Texas and for five years enjoyed the hilarious, 
free, out-door life of a cowboy. One day, however, it 
occurred to him that it might be a good deal easier to cap- 
ture a wild steer or a frisky broncho with a snap-shot 
camera than with a lasso or lariat, and he immediately 
tried the experiment. It worked lovely and he adopted it 
permanently. He located in business at G.ilvfston. but 
later remu\'ed toDeadwood, South Daknta. ,it a tiiiK- when 
that town with a cemetery-like name was an\Ihin^ but 
dead. The first railroad was being built into Deadwuod 
at that time and it was the wildest, woolliest and warmest 
spi.t on the continent. 

A\r. Roggen, when the excitement died down at DeaJ- 
wiiod. located a studio in Chicago, and was later m lusi- 
ness at points in Nebraska, Iowa and Ohio. He caiiu- tu 
Fort Wayne four years ago. He declares nothini; shint 
nf an earthquake can jar him loose from this burn- He 
likes it. He is president of the Turnverein Vorwaerts 
and an active member of several other societies. 



'. -MAHliRIN IS here shuwn tightly huljmg ontu 
the InJiana building at the World's Fair. He's 
pruud uf that building, because he, with his partner. J. 
F. Wing, designed it. Every other structure at the great 
show is jealous of the Hoosier headquarters, for it is a 
little beauty show of itself. The state of Indiana chose 
the Fort Wayne architects from among a large number 
as having furnished the best and prettiest building in 
which to let the tired folks from Indiana feel at home. 
But our master builders didn't get swell-headed over 
that honor at all. No. not a little bit. They're used to 
it. At another place in this book we have something; In 
to say about Mr. Wing. It is there that you may easilv 
find out why the receipt of recognition of ability and 
worth has long since ceased to make it impossible lur 
Messrs. Wing & Mahurin to wear the same size of hat 
the year round. 

To the careless thinker it sometimes appears that a 
successful architect is the heartless individual who 
merely makes hard labor for the other fellows, while he. 
himself, captures the bulk of the credit: but to the care- 
ful thinker he is the commanding general who marshals 
the forces of lumber and mortar and marble and human 
muscle and directs them against the enemies of the 
beautiful and the magnificent. 

Mr. Mahurin is that sort of a man. He knows how. 
He learned how here in Fort Wayne by close application 
and up-to-dateness. He was born in 1857, and after 
attending the public schools for a time began his study 
of architecture with George Trenam, who then conducted 
an office here. His partnership with Mr. Wing dates 
from 1S81. Together they have designed hundreds of 
the finest structures in the centnii states. 


IT IS hard for us whu have ii' 
few years to realize that c 

the ( 

outlet of this thriving village was a busy canal. In these 
Jays there is no evidence of the existence of such a 
thing, at most there is very little left to remind the old 
settler of those interesting days. But there are many 
who carry the picture of the old times very plainly in 
their minds, and one of these is B. D. Angell. who for a 
long time employed as captain on a packet, or pas- 
seiiK''! i "ii 'iiim iil; I'.iween Lafayette and Toledo, the 
entii. Wiiash and Erie canal. It was 
nece- , I !n iTing in enough supplies dur- 
ing tin; 1.1 A lu 1.1 1 -Jirough the long winter, so there 

was emplu> ment for many an industrious youth. 

Mr. Angell came here from Little Falls, New York, 
when he was seventeen years old. His father operated 
a stage line between here and Sturgis, Michigan, the 
nearest point to which a railroad had been built connect- 
ing with the east. The lad drove one of these stages in 

rapid transit. But tlie railroads began coming in and 
gradually the canal and the stage lines became numbered 
among the things that were. 

Mr. Angell has been closely identihed with the citv'-^ 
growth in many ways. As one of the foundf r^ ni thf 
city 'bus and transfer line he had a part in esi.iMi^lnn- 
an important business enterprise. For nine \t\iis Ik- 
/ of the Gas Company. For the past iislit 

1 givnig 

brokerage busines 


IF anyone "attenJs tu Ids knitting" more closely than 
this man does, we'd like to hear about it. 
Some people thought Mr, Thieme had put his foot in 
It when he decided to establish a knitting mill in Fort 
Wayne to compete with foreign manufacturers; hut 
instead of that, nearly everybody else is now putting his 
foot into the product of the great factory which is the 
outgrowth of Mr. Thieme's farsightedness, for the 
"Wayne Knit" goods are now the favorite the world over. 
It is said that when Theodore's folks pulled onto his 
squirming little feet the first pair of stockings he ever 
wore— that was in 1857— he cried and tried to get them 
off again. It was clear that he didn't fancy them, but 
not until he was able to talk could he explain that he 
was simply objecting to the make. He wanted only 
American-made goods and was bound to have them. 
This idea seemed to stay with him all the time he was in 
the local schools and college; it clung to him up to the 
time of his graduation from the New York College of 
Pharmacy; it was there while he conducted a drug store 
in New York and later in Fort Wayne. So. tinally he 
went abroad, in 1890, to investigate some of the indus- 
tries made more attractive to Americans by the enact- 
ment of the McKinley law. He became interested in the 
hosiery industry in Chemnitz, Germany, and spent a 
winter there becoming acquainted with it. In 1S91 he 
organized a company in Fort Wayne under the name of 
the Wayne Knitting Mills with a capital of $30,000, and 
returned to Germany for the machinery and twenty-five 
expert knitters. From this small beginning has grown 
an immense industry- which is known the world over. 
Fort Wayne owes more than it can ever pay to Theodore 
F. Thieme for his contribution tu its commercial welfare. 


. plenty of oppor- 

IF ;i Kentleman invites you to h 
proper to visit liim tliere; if ht 
tunities to invite you and doesn't do so, then there is 
some question as to the propriety of going. 

It's just so in the mercantile world. If a merchant. 

through the columns of the newspap' i s ih- ii^.'ii 

some other medium, invites you III li : i .1 i' h. 
doesn't, stay away, it would be m 1 !;i;i.;.ii. i^n 
him there unless you receive a foriiu.l Kquoi injusu. 

The People's Store is always inviting exerybody to 
make a call. The gentleman here shown is chairman of 
the invitation committee. Nat Beadell, besides attend- 
ing to the ad. writing for Beadell & Company, is a buyer 
for several of the big store's many departments. 

Mr. Beadell is an Englishman. He was born in 
London, and spent his childhood and youth in the 
worid's metropolis. He served his apprenticeship as a 
printer on the London Times. At the age of seventeen 
he sailed for America, his first stopping place being 
Norwich. Connecticut. This was in 1883. At Norwich he 
became employed in the dry goods business and con- 
tinued but a year, when he came to Fort Wayne and 
secured employment in the same line. Desirini; to 
return to his old trade, however, he went to Laf.ixettc 
in 1885 and took a position in the mechanical Jt; .irt- 
ment of the Journal. But he had gotten a taste of Fort 
Wayne and wanted to come back. The Sentinel offered 
him the opportunity and for six and a half years he was 
employed in the mechanical department of that paper. 

from 1895. 

Nat has 1 

with Beadell & Company dates 

I hobby — photography. 


^ notice things about him in Fort Wayne. He has 
been very busy around here ever since. After he got 
through the playing out of doors, he started in witli 
putty liall in the public schools. Now he is busy telling 
the children just how good a bo>- he was and laughs in- 
ternally as he thinks of some of his boyish pranks about 
the eastern part of the city. 

After leaving the public schools, he began actively in 
the wholesale leather business in this cify. In iSg4. 
.ili.M ntiring from the leathfi- III- ■:■— h- m ■"'-J an 
■ I M 1 1 1 n L' .md real estate otfiCf .! riib-d 

n liii iml; the hard times but w-'r. .1 : ■ : litir.ns 

and built up a safe and substaiUKil 1!. >^ ll^.' has 
been active in the insurance field and Ins .il'ilit\ in insur- 
ance matters has been recognized by the Western 
Underwriters who frequently send liiiii out to neighbor- 
ing cities to adjust Ins,, s II , r . 1 1 I JO West Berry 
street is a busy on. < -locess has been 

well marked. Soci.ill- ii 1 ; .i; mj lor years has 
been prominent in til, mi 1, ,,i li i,iii,.ny Lodge of Odd 
Fellows, is a past officer and at present is its financial 
secretary. He is also an officer in the Indiana Grand 

Of course, after retiring fromthe leather business, he 
found some tough leather in the insurance busi ness, but he 
has a facu lty of making the best of everything and he 
has tanneiTthe insurance policy so that it is pleasing to 
handle. He makes his clientele think so at least. It is 
never tough leather on premium day when Mr. Boerger 
calls. He knows just how to make a business call and 
his greeting is .1 happy one 




as a fad. 

but not quite. Now this seems strange, 
but it's true neverttieless. 

" 1 was in Colorado once." he said, while discussing 
tins queer state <it affairs. " and took my first lesson in 
ihiiii (I hii I!) \\ I ..II Wheel gap. Well say! 1 had 
. .;. ' ;iiii . . in. I bass and pickerel and blue-gills 

111 Ml :ii. i.ut never have 1 enjoyed such a 

tuii^ ,1- I Ii.kI ,.u; .v^.,t. Even if there wasn't any fish 
to catch. It would be the liveliest kind of sport. Yes, 
sir. if I were ever to adopt a fad it would be fishing for 
mountain trout. But you see my business won't let me 
get away as I'd like to, so 1 have done ver>' little of it." 

So. while he is a Freeman he isn't a free-man to such 
an extent that he is permitted to follow an alluring, fas- 
cinating pastime. Unfortunately there are no trout in 
Saint Joseph's river; if there were he could easily 
catch a string every day by hanging a pole out of the 
kitchen window of his pretty Spy Run avenue home 
which overlooks the stream. 

However it's only a step from currents to currency 
and if Mr. Freeman can't stand in the one and practice 
his desired fad, he can certainly handle the other to his 
heart's content in his work asthe III. i m . i-ii i "t Uir 
First National Bank. He has hell ii. , i . r 

since 1002. when he succeeded tile I ' ! i i . .i 

1,. li 1;:. I tiust. Mr. Freeman was horn in 

l.iiiWiMi, II, r leaving school was employed as 

a bill clerk and casliier in the Root & Company dry 
goods house, before beginning his ser\ice with the First 


It was with the tick of the telegrarh instrument in 
i the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
at Bucyrus. Ohio, that Charles T. Strawbridge, now vice- 
president and secretary of the great Bass Foundry and 
Machine Works in this city, began his career. There he 
learned telegraphy, and at the age of 17 was an operator. 
He was born in Bloomingrove, Ohio, but had moved to 
Bucyrus when a lad, with his parents, finished his 
education in the high school there, and at once took to 
the handling of the keys that send their lightning words 
along railroad lines and around the world. 

Mr. Strawbridge early developed into an expert oper- 
ator and took service with the Pennsylvania Company. 
During the first part of his career he was sent to different 
places along the railroad's line and was finally stationed 
at his home town, Bucyrus. From that city he came to 
Fort Wayne, in 1877. and took a position as telegraph 
operator in the general offices of the company here, where 
he remained for two years. 

In addition to his telegraphy he learned stenography, 
and possessed fine clerical abilities. These qualifications 
attracted the attention of the officials of the Bass works, 
and, in 1879, they secured his services. He accepted a 
position as stenographer there. Repeated advancements 
in office positions came to him, and in 1900 he was made 
secretary of the works. Now his official title is vice- 
president an I <e-ntir- lie is also secretary of the 
Fort Wax n 1 -; li 1,1 i In- Chicago Car Wheel & 

Foundry ( i| .i Img business qualities and 

pleasant, s.i i! ii hn m.idt' his services invaluable 



serving life without eating. Several have tried the 
food-in-tablets scheme and it won't work. Therefore, 
the man who busies himself at providing food for the 
multitudes is pretty certain of always having something 
to do. 

Mr. Millard originated at Adrian. Michigan, and lived 
there until he was seventeen. He lived for a period of 
ex\i.tly the same length at Toledo Ohio, where he w is 
employed with the wholesale grocery house ot ictur 
Berdan & 0)mpan\ and latei with the Toledo Spi^e 
Companv Mt r n I !i n i i ' in th nit hintsr 
brokerage 1 u I ' i \\ n i i 

and follow e 1 III I I I I 111 II 

Fort Wayne Iron and Meel Compiny the Wa\ ne Shoe 
Company of which he is setretary ind i 
People s Trust Cump un mJ others 


greater furniture establishments in Fort Wayne than the 
Indiana Furniture Company, which, with Mr. J. V. Reul 
now his partner under the firm name of Graeter & Reul, 
he started in this city in iSSS. 

Together thev liave a 
are feet, covered with one 
ks of household goods in 


secured for Fort Wayne its great iron and steel rolling 
mills and the Knott-Van Arnam Company in the south- 
western part of the city, and who have done so much 
for our industrial progress in other ways. 


Till lu^iness men of Fort Wayne have the reputation 
C.I kiMuiiiL' a auod thing when they see it. One 
.].r. .1 I III II. .1 III. .Ill from the Commercial Cluh went 
ti. W'.i . .'. L 111, on business concerning the 

Kin , I .: - and steel plant from that city to 

I. .11 \\,i,;.., Ihu,. were accompanied by Mr. Charles 
II. Rawlins, all e.\pert iron man. who e.xplained why 
I urt \\ aMif should have the mill, and it was immedi- 
atel> Mttk'd that although they were anxious to secure 
the big lactory, it was equally desirable that Mr. RawUns 
be engaged to manage it. They got him. As Mr. 
Rawlins expresses it, -'l had met committees of busi- 
ness men from other cities before, but never was I so 
favorably impressed as by the men from Fort Wayne." 

This, then, is the man who manages the plant of the 
Fcirt Wayne Iron and Steel Company and ofticiates as 
Its vice-president. He is also a heavy stockholder in 
the venture, 

Mr, Rawlins' father was a worker in iron who con- 
ducted many experiments in a Chicago mill. The son. 
though a small lad, took a natural interest in the busi- 
ness and preferred to "hang around" the mill rather 
than spend his time in idle sport, although he never had 
any intention of becoming an "iron" man. 


[F you want to see a typical hachelor 
Barnett to show you his. Usually 
enial bunch of medical students gatl 

suit I 

and the I 


uf suffering fellow creatures, i in I 
are pictures of outint; life, hunting 
and a few views suggestive of the ; 
modern physcian. all uf which betr. 
fession of the occupant. From a 
down upon you with a friendly grin 
beaten, discolored skull. It i^ of InJi.iii and was 
unearthed near Swmii'' In: \\ li.: i-..^. > i ,; its 
owner was felled b\' 111 . \\ , . ii.,,i,-rs? 

On this question tin ■ . wed. 

But the chief feature ni iir, in i,-h:- , .nimMiniiuf 
Turkish rugs whicli cover the rluur. The doctor is a 
crank on rugs, and while you and we might think some 
of them unlovely because they are dingy and devoid of 
brilliant colors, he loves them the more for that very 

Dr. Barnett is a native of Kentucky, the state which 
produces colonels feuds, blue grass and corn extract. 
Me holds the chair of anatomy and surgery in the Fort 
W.u III- ( ;ollege of Medicine, and during the recent quar- 
11 1 \i itli Spain was a surgeon with our boys. He has a 
slow way of speaking and moving — a very slow way, in 
fact— but you don't notice that peculiarity while he is 
doing a piece of surgical work or chasing the elusive 
L|uail, or as he drives or rides his fractious steed o\er 


W' ''!':' !';:."';;,'Mr''^,''':.r"'o!r::,' 

the string. He used to Lie a carriage and waguii maker 
and he has no trouble in getting a vast number of voters 
on his wagon. Don't think that he lias entirely retired 
from the wagon business just because he is now a highly 
prosperous real estate and insurance man. He is a 
charter member of the City Packard Band and played 
suloaltofonii.iny vt-ars. Whilehe isnottooting hisown 
h It ih s iiti i: iii:i 'iih li. iii.iy be busily engaged 

hull I : !■ Mr. Scherer began yelp- 
in- i"i 1 ;,[iil. ' I nil \0i stie. He has been playing 

a successful tune in l)fe ever since. He was elected 
councilman from the Eighth ward in t888. and while 
serving in the council was elected by his colleagues to 
hll out the unexpired term of Mayor Zollinger until May, 
iSu?, Mr. Zollinger's death having occurred wliik' in 
(.ihcr. He then retired from politics just as he now 
In i;-:.)i. lu- was elected mayor for two years aiul .ii thr 
L-xpiratiun o! the term was elected fur a ttTiii d Uuw 

that he • 'i ■ I ln' leiircJ 

Henry Schc-ic! u- •' . ■ i ■ t in, liit\\c\t-i. 

is a very prudent man. He does not butt into danger 
for the purpose of advertising his bravery. While he 
does not attempt tu trace his ancestry to the three wise 
men he usually knows which side his bread is buttered 
on. He never gets his feet wet unless he is out in the 



turn fixed in his mind that it wasn't a 
-uiij tiling to tell whopiiers or steal. He reasoned in 
a youthful but sturdy way that if he didn't dare to do 
right and dare to be true, he never would amount to 
much. He saw other boys who didn't dare to do right, 
and observed that they were bad boys. So while the 
other boys ran away from school to go fishing in the 



When the other box s; .J Im 

up worm-stung and wmdi.ill fiuit, Stephen remained in 
the highway and looked wistful. When his folks had 
company in the parlor he never would creep into the 
pantry to try the steaming hot fried cakes that had been 
placed there to cool, although he would rivet a longing 
look upon them. When the cidgr-barrels were placed 
in the cool basement in the early autumn he would 
never insert a straw in the operture through which the 
froth oozes and create a connection by suction with the 
juice of the apple. Not a bit of it. 

And what has been the result? For twenty-nine 
years, beginning when he was a boy. Mr. Morris has 
held an honored position with one of Fort Wayne's 
oldest and most substantial financial institutions— the 
Old National Bank. When he entered the place as a 
messenger, it was known as the Fort Wayne National. 
He has held several positions of trust and is now the 
bank's note teller. 

Mr. Morris is a son of Judge John Morris, and was 
born at Auburn, Indiana. He was brought to Fort 
Wayne in i8:;6 when only six months old. After a 
course in the public schools, he attended the Methodist 
College before beginning his long service in the bank. 


1 most : 

interesting fact that nearls- all men. e\en the 
most successful anJ seemiii:^ly contented, will tell 

you. when tiuesti i iint ii, , haj other plans for 

life than those \\ i i i ; Inpted. 

Here's Mr ]• . tmple, one of our most 

respected, ah\a> -in liii,, ill a iLiwnsraen, who carries, 
buried away down deep in his heart, a regret— not large 
enough to sadden his life at all, but nevertheless a re- 
gret which comes forth occasionally and demands atten- 

Now what do you suppose is the cause of this regret? 
simply this: Mr. Douglass wishes he were a railroad 
man. This is the story: 

He came from New Hampshire to Fort Waynein 1863. 
In those days of his youth he was employed in various 
wa\s For some time he worked in the large clothing 
house of Woodward \ Young and then 111 N B 

de\oted Histithtr \\ p Dou.,1 iss w is one of the 
best-known conductors on the Pennsvhania Line— was 
employed in that capacity for a quarter of a century — 
and It was decided that the son should spend i time on 
the sameroad as apassengerbrakemin Histirtni n 
and became so enthused over railro id [ it 11 

to adopt it, pro\ ided he could soon r s 
conductor But, although he was in 
\ ancement, he did not recen e the issii 
until he had decided to go into the groctr\ 1 iisin I 
with a partner, the firm was known as Aiidei n \ 

Douglass Then the announcement of the 1 11 

came but it was too late Sometimes a little tliii „ 1 
IS needed to change one s life history 

Mr Douglass, in 1882. engaged in the real e-^t ite in i 
hre insurance business and his been e\Lei timi ill\ 


IF the he.ithen of our kuiJ fail lo liecome converteJ. ttie 
fault cannot be laid at the door of Mr. Riedel. That 
door, by the way, is on the third floor of the Schmitz 
block; take elevator. We repeat: Don't, for goodness' 
sake, blame Mr. Riedel if the people of our land refuse 
to turn from their wicked ways and walk in that straight 
and narruw path which le.ids to eserlasting I'iessedness. 
Wesa. -111. 1- 111^. ■ «I,.1! ^^.■ HI..' I "'I Mi |.'ir.l,.l 

tOinvitrh !• ■:.<■■ : ■ ., , ,,I ■iiii-.h- 

ingpl^i"^!' ■ '" ' !i ' ■ 1= I' li.i- i"vi. 

called Upuii |.. :• ,:..:: i'.-li i; , ]:: li ,^ ! ■ • .. ii -.■■.ryjl 

since then. These temples of worship are scattered over 
the area touched by Rhode Island on the east. Wiscon- 
sin on the north, Louisiana on the south and Nebraska 
on the west. 

Mr. Riedel was born in St. loui^, I iit he .lijn t stj\ 
long enough to see the World's I .iir, Coniini; to Foit 
Wayne, he attended Concordia College foi .i time. ,mj 
then entered the office of T. J. Tolan & Sons, architects. 
After working their a while and learning the principles 
of the business, he transferred his labors to the office of 
W. H. Matson. 

In 1889 he opened an office for himself, and later 
formed a partnership with B. S. Tolan. They later dis- 
solved the alliance, and Mr. Riedel has successfully 
continued the business with the help of competent as- 

Among the local structures of importance which are 
the product of his hands and brains, are the remodeled 
Concordia College buildings, the Sunset Cottage and 
others at the Indiana School for Feeble-minded Youth : 
engine houses Nos. 7 and 8. the Foellinger block and 


of tllc 

IT is somewhere written that tlie niih: 
Creator is an honest man. There are i^essimists 
who adhere to the claim that none of these specimens 
now remain, while others, more liberal in their views, 
express the belief that the species, like the giraffe and 
the buffalo, is slowly but surely reaching the stage of 
entirr ixt motion. But we insist that there are vast num- 
IxTs of this sort of bric-a-brac adorning the world today 
and that many are to be found in Fort Wayne. If we 
were asked to pick out one of these and Mr. Schlatter 
happened to be one of the first men to appear, we would 
spot him in a minute. 

Perhaps he got a good start in that direction while 
workuig on the larm in Cedar Creek township where the 
first sixteen years of his life were spent. At any rate, 
A\r. Schlatter seenis to ha\e m.ide up his mind that if he 
e\<T bL'v:.inie a merchant lie would provide the farmer 
with the best of tools and implements to make his labor 
,is a'.:reLMhle .is possible, and to furnish the rural house- 
wile witli lust the kind of utensils needed to make her 
work light and pleasant. This he is now doing every 

Mr Schlatter went to Wooster Ohio when he was 
eighteen vears of i^e to ittend school and bt^in his 

there After t« i \ 

nership with Htni\ H in 

oughly About five \ e 1 1 i 

house of C C Schlatter \ i i i \ 

as president and treasurer « i in 

Mr Schlatter isagreit loMrol musk iiid 
orchestra m iint xined at his personal expense 
the valued musical organizations of the cit\ 


HAkk'i SuA\MERS 15. the yuung man who has kept 
the .-Anthony Wayne Club moving in the path of 
prosperity since "Sam" Foster and a few associates Hfted 
up the faltering organization and set it on its feet. 

Mr. Sommers is a natural born gdoJ leliuw . and tliafs 
what has made him a successful Imtcl .uiJ cluh man. It 
is this quality that brought him intu the place 
henowoocupiH< th.if i.f m.-m.-ii^erof one of Indi.m.rsbest 
and lari;f-t :! >i ■ r - itmns— the Anthony Wayne 

Club, of I'. 1 A , -I, !i ;siiow inahetterconditinn 

than eve! i- ! -i- :i i- n ^i n. 

When Mr. Sumiiifrs came tu take the man.agement of 
the club it had just been revived with a membership of 
one hundred and sixty, with no enrollment fee to hinder 
those who desired to come in. Now. a suitable fee is 
required and the club membership limit of three hundred 
is full, with scores of applicants standing in line waiting 
for vacancies. 

When he was si.xteen. Mr. Sommers remo\ed with 
his tniks from Germantown. a suburb of Philadelphia, to 
I h i-ii, where he was initiated into the mysteries of 
ilii 1 1, .ul business as steward. He was employed under 
Ins lather, an e.xperienced hotel man. in such important 
hostelries as the Virginia and the Metropole. When he 
was nineteen the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad 
made him superintendent of its dining car service be- 
tween Chicago and Terre Haute. Later he was con- 
nected with the Kimball House, at Davenport. Iowa. 
Then he took charge of the Hotel Sommers. at Moline. 
Illinois, and made a success of it. continuing until the 
property was sold. He then opened a tine European 
hotel at Rock Island. Illinois, and the success of his 
\ enture marked him as the man wanted by the Anthony 
Wayne Club in its time of need. He has been here since 




the fall but he has be 

:r since. Frederick William Ortheb began 
hte in Fort Wayne in September, twenty-eight years ago. 
He let his first name fall early in life and he has been 
pushihK his middle name f.irwarJ. Altliuugh he is very 
popular he never lias lirtii ilh 1 rii N,- is knnwii 

and went to business college. 

First he thought he would he a machinist in a plumb- 
ing shop. His job was not a lead pipe cinch and he did 
not like the work; then he entered a drug store until he 
suffered from ennui handing out the directnr\ , selling 
postage stamps and lifting flies out of the soda uaivr. 
Then he began work in a hat store. He Kot sn tired 
saying "Anything else please?" dispensing nose nap- 
kins, neck nooses and tiles that he sought a business 
that satisfied hiro. For a while he was secretary to 
Mr. George W. Beers and later in the Jenney Electric 
Light office before he found something to suit luiii Hr 
went into the insurance business withGluttini;. li.uiei \ 
Hartnett and remained with this firm through .ill i.i its 
changes, and was finally a member of the firm ot B.iuer 
& Ortlieb. 

About a year ago he retired to form a partnership in 
the insurance and real estate business with Mr. Lennart. 

I irtlieb has had great experience, not only in '.^r 
iiisurancf business, but is one of the pnst. , 
estate men in the city on values. His firm has ah 
been interested in many important deals in dirt. 
Will is a prominent Hlk and a lollv i^ood fellow t 



the trimmings which make him a welcome 
ember of society. Mr. Bohne is engaged in the pleas- 
it occupation of makini; the men of Fort Wayne look a 

school and graduated in 1870. We didn't 
when Mr. Bohne said so, but he turns out to 
hat older than he seems— all due to his tasty 
ipi\trel, which preserves his youthful appear- 
I ,1 wliih- .iit-r Ir.uing school he was em- 
ih I ini.irii .\ A\MiKihan, and then for se\-en 
li VS'illijiTi ^\.'\.■r i Brother. Seven years 
'fiifil Ills pieM-iii stnre at No. 1412 Calhoun 
J lour years later purchased the business ol 
ileyer & Brother at No. 824 Calhoun street. 
1 his brother. Louis, has been a partner in the 



THIS iuves children. Tu him their laughter is 
the sweetest music, their smiles the brightest 
sunshine, their frowns the passing clouds which malie 
happier the tranquil moments. Mr. Parrot is by profes- 
sion a photographer who would rather make pictures of 
children than anything else. His studio ofttimes resem- 
bles a nursery, for he first makes the hoys and girls feel 
ent rely at I ome ind then vhen the feel ng of strange 
ness has d sippearel— cl llren are soon contented n 

t J tl 

e Jea u s s vl to ss, st n 
the place t deserves among 
s com ng th nl s Mr Parrot 
\er p tures and tho of t n 
n the pist At h I 

V fe mes a r lull 

f f e 1 tl n II 

. eptr 

business at Wa 

He is prominent in the work of the Indiana Photo- 
graphers' Association, having been thepresident and sec- 
retary of that organization. He was the leading spirit 
in the location of the Daguerre Memorial building at 
Winona Lake, in which will be displayed the world's 
masterjiieces of photography. 



HIS gentleman is 

working for his 

ure had been madt^ 

years, it would 

fMiA-a,i\ work, either. 

,^\l H.imilton is the secretary of the Board of EJu- 
c.iii^n. He was selected a.s a member of the board 
li\L' \ears ago and is miu servin/ his second terra. 
We see him here witli m r mml . i iiii< -prints showniK 
the details of the cuii-i ^ i , ii i.'ninci-iit ne« 

S25o,ooo high and ni.iini i: :: i .:.. I luildinL^. He 

and these sapphire-coluKd ji.t.^i:,..,^ 1uul> been almnst 
inseparable since the work was commenced. But that's 
about over now. 

■Wr. Hamilton first heard the ting-a-ling of cow-bells 
on his father's farm in Washington township: he has 
.)K\ i\sli\cd in .Mien county, and most of the time in 
I 111 \\ iMie. He attended the Jefferson school in this 
: 111 1 tliiii tile A\ethodist College. His first ■■|oli" 
A . i .t 1 i:: o mill, and then, it seems, he became 

I I I 'i' sight of wheels going around. 

I I ■ iliem revolve ever since, for it was 
,lio 11 iii.iA .1 1, 111 i86g, that he entered the employ 
of the Pennsylvania R.ailroad Company as a machinist 
apprentice. He has been with the same employer thirty- 
five years, and is one of the most valued men in the 
local shops. 

Since his election as a member of the Board of 
Education, many important problems have I'lesonted 
themselves for solution. Mr. Hamilton .ilways 
been on hand with a readiness to share his purtion nt 



RllliIRT LIARMONTH. chief clerk t.i Siipt. J.B. 
McKim. of the Fort Wayne Division of the Pitts- 
burg, Fort Wayne & Chicago railroad, got tired of 
Wheeling West Virginia early in life, although he thor- 
nii-lil\ t,imili.iri/eJ himself with transportation affairs. 
\ir .|ini Wluvlmn ilir tnwii ni lushirth to go to Alliance, 
I )hiM. In I, Mill irlej,ij|'!i\ . The Pennsylvania officials 
liiK-w that Uuh IklJ cumpleleJ the task of Wheeling West 
Virginia successfully and also that he had learned to 
handle lightning with dispatch at Alliance. Owing to 
his alliance with transportation affairs early in his career 
the\ knew that he would make a good r 

Iroad man. He 
become a clerk in the main- 
;iy department of the Pennsylvania Com- 


He has become a permanent fixture here where h 
a happy home and spends many leasure hours t 
his son what makes the wheels of commerce go. 
boy has got past the point where he wants tn s. 
wheels go round for he really has .1 pencliant Inr m 
the wheels go him.self. Besides te.ichin- Ins son h 
grow, Mr. Learmouth outgrew the m, mil. n, inc.- "I 
department and is now in the n 11; :i n n I 
ment. His early job of wheeliiv.; h 1 1 : li :i 
tageously. He has deserved all ni i: 1 1 m 1 - : 
can run a division just as well ,1^ h. itmh- 
Mr. Learmonth is not ahiKl.ii iIk . us mJ 11. ii 
quently takes trips ii\ I'l ih. i.m.i i.. 1 h 
with every branch of the i.lIiu.kI « nil.. He can pk 

w t>- as any general manager who ever stepped i 
pi u .He c.n . In every way he is one of the best j 

1 this 

laJ t 




necessar>' to presume that he means war. 
George L. DeWald is not a warrior. He enjoys going 
hunting for small game for pleasure. Now and then he 
hikes tn sijiiit^ L|uiet spot by a hillside there to shout at 
:la\ pn^H'.ins, He usually seeks the protection of a 
cLu hill M) when he misses the clay as it springs 
frimi the trap he hits the day background. When he 
misses the clay he hits the clay, paradoxical as it may 
seem. He likes a target as fine as a hair, for there are 
times in the year when h.ire hunting is his sole pleasure. 
The game li. - im iiiii, ■'■•< when this snap shot was 
taken is su 1 1 i h :. h he cannot see it. 

George hesides hunt. He has a 

summer cull. i.^i .n I in i :t\ .md his angling triumphs 
have been published in the neighborhood gossip around 
Sylvan Lake for many years. He has old man Walton 
beaten a block. He feeds all of the dog fish he lands to 
liis hiiiitini; canines and he has some tine animals. 

ti;it\-ti\e years ago George did not go hunting tu 
,iii\ il liming extent. He went about in a horseless 
Willi, I l:^' and the streets of Fort Wayne were not as well 
pa\ ed as they are now. He got a good many bumps m 
consequence and he has been the better .ible to cope 
with bumps in later life. He went directly into his 
father's dry goods store after leaving school and 
been in active business ever since. At present he is 
the vice-president of the George DeWald Company, one 
of the largest wholesale dry goods houses in the west. 
His particular line is the handling of the gentlemen's 
furnishings in the store. He can tell whether a man's 
hat is on straight or not at a glance. If you catch him 
looking at your necktie grasp his hand and smile. He 
can't help it. 



t Fort Wayne. How 
; as pleasant as he 
does and continue year after year as the manager of the 
Temple Theatre— or any other playhouse, for that matter 
—is beyond our understanding. Did you ever stop to 
think what a strenuous life the manager (if a theater 
must lead" N " Well just stop a minute .inJ tliinli. 

In the t rst ; I i^e he must adapt himself to the whims 

of unreasonal le \ atrons who demand a front-row seat 

in the parquet notwithstanding every seat is sold, or 

insist on t ml ro )st in the balcony when the "standing 

r m onh sign is dis| layed. Then he is. by many 

t held persjnalh responsible for the badness of 

lULtion while the actors get credit for all the 

I le features He must be able to deal out 

II t vieaiers for "comps" who base their 

e er\ sjrttf t^r und, from the fa:t that their 

I \ere I quainted with John Drew's second 

I vn to the claim that they are chore boys in 

ffi es And all this must be done lust rielit 

h a few of the things which conlroiit liim nti 
I n 1 and we shall not enter upon .i discussion 
ot the trials and tribulations which come to hiiii m Ins 
dealings with the show folks, who are all out tor the 
money and have little regard for the welf.ire nr peace of 
mind of the local manager. 

But we have every reason to know that .Wr. sii.uder 
is happy. He looks it. His voice betra\s it, whctln-r 
the information comes in its ring of jovial kuiL^htei or in 


1 well. 


AFTER being business manager of tlie F..rt Wayne 
Daily Gazette for over tliree years. Mr. McKee 
entered the real estate, loans. anJ insur.ince l-usine^s. 
in which he has been engaged lii tins cit\ fur se\eral 

Mr. McKee is a Muncie product. There he spent his 
boyhood and young manhood years. He graduated at 
the National Normal University at Lebanon. Ohio, and 
for three years attended the Methodist College of Fort 
Wayne. His first business occupation was that of a 
school teacher, which he followed before and after lea\ - 
ing college. In this, as he has been in his real estate 
and insurance business, he was a success. He knew 
how to "teach the young idea how to shoot." He 
taught school in this county for four years and after- 
wards was principal of a ward school at Salt Lake City. 
Utah. He then traveled out of Denver, Colorado, for a 
wholesale business house and, returning to Fort Wayne, 
took the position of city circulator and afterwards ad- 
vertising manager for the Fort Wayne Daily Press, a 
newspaper conducted here for a few years by Mr. 
Wendell, of Columbus, Ohio. Hewent with Mr. Wendell 
to Ohio's capital, remaining there forawhileinhis news- 
paper employ and returning to Fort Wayne took a posi- 

as advt 

the newspaper business and entered the real estatt 
loan, and insurance business for himself in which t 
has since been engaged, his offices being in the Tr 



;irl wl- 

uld CO 

I spell ; 

woi-d. was certain uf a successful life. Believ irs m this 
theory might point to the illustrous names ni Iimikis 1 , 
Willard, James A. Gartield, Alexander Hamilton. t:hailts 
A. Dana. Adna R. Chaffee. Stephen A. Douglas, or even 
to that most successful of all family men, Brigham 
Young, as shining examples. Perhaps that's why Mr. 
Doud is so successful, but we don't believe a word of 
it. He's successful because he pulls off his coat and 
goes at the real estate business in the same manner that 
he would if he had secured the contract to bore seven- 

"" 'Ml' ' I I 111 iin knowledge of the dress- 

1 lilt that he has done some 

Ill i Ills of Miss Fort Wayne. 

11 1'ukil Auditinri. Kiverside Addition, and 

I iwiMii I 'I. ice Addition — in which S65.cxx> worth of lots 
\M I . -nM u ithin five weeks— are e.xamples of his ability 

Mr. Uuud was reared on a farm in DetKincc cnuntv, 
Ohio. He attended the country schools and tlun ,i nor- 
mal school at Bryan. Ohio, returning then to Ids n.itu r 
county where he taught for .some time. He \\,is l.uei m 

charge of the schools at Sherw 1 ' "h ■ mp ■ ; . ii.liiie 

some time in a jobbing house, e i '. .: h. hitiej 
into the insurance business. II.' ■ ' l\ n in. He 
was snun a general agent fur ili- i mimh i inn ii i iie 
liisuiiiice Company, but came here ele\en years ago to 
s, II hnis, s and lands. We all know how the venture 

.^\l DmidisadirectorintheCitizen'sTrustCompan 
11 the Allen County Loan and Savings As.sociation. ai 
n the Commercial Club. He is a Scottish Rite Masi. 
. Knight Templar and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. 


FRED HOHAiU is nut what you wuuld call a ic\ulu- 
lutionist, but he always did like to see the wheels 
go 'round. Even in the old days, when he drove a 
delivery wagon witli a team of Texas ponies hitched to 
it, no other wheels in the town revolved half as fast as 
Fred's, and the patrons of the store for which he worked 
always found their goods delivered before they had time 
to return from their marketing. Today he is interested 
in other kinds of wheels — the wheels on the Haberkorn 
steam engines, which are made in Fort Wayne, but 
which keep things moving in various parts of the coun- 
try. Mr. Hoham is the secretary of the Haberkorn 
Engine Company, which has grown to be one of Fort 
Wayne's best manufacturing industries. 

The Pllgnm Fathers I 

and set 111' n Imim- , 

landed ,it i 
fifty ye.n- I i 
Pilgrims Im 'In "i! ih 
only courted that brand i 

nJed at Plymouth Rock In 1620 
n 11- wilderness. Fred Hoham 
li about two hundred and 
howl in Hoosierdom. The 
nulling Redskin, while Fred 
■ Trouble by assuming a loveh" 
coat of red skin while making frequent and prolonged 
sojourns at the old swimming hole. 

He came to Fort Wayne when he was nineteen and 
learned how to roll pills behind the case at George H. 
Loesch's drug store. He liked the work and shortly 
went to Chicago and took a complete course at the . 
Chicago School of Pharmacy. Then he came back and 
has been here ever since. After seven years' experience 
with Mr. Loesch, he went into business for himself and 
for sixteen years has been very successful. 




H Nh FR hone 

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rhe son was the 

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fc press 
n sevente 

compan e 
en>e t,e 

t e b ttle f 
i,eint of h 

Ant etam 

he w 
n tl e a 1 


WIS sent 

here of b 

pan es He 1 

now near ng the lose of 1 

the onj-iieslereirese 

s fort eth 

ear s ser e 




and that statement from his lips prov 
ful because you can see for \.iiirst 
mines— for he has several of them — 
Cahfornia and are of the placer vaiii 
there lately to soak a few tons of koI J o 
which he may ship back home in fl 
filled with gold would still be flat; it i 




Griebel in 1882. Then began a series of events which 
kept him in the court house for eighteen years, all but 
two of which were spent in the treasurer's office. In 
1884 he went into the treasurer's office as deputy with 
John Dalman, and served in the same capacity with 
Isaac Mowrer and Edward Beckman, who succeeded Mr. 

In 1896 he was elected treasurer of Allen counb,- and 
was honored with re-election two years later. Upon 
leaving the treasurer's office in igcx) he engaged in the 
manufacture of duplicating books with the Archer- 
Sprague-Vernon Company, which recently closed its 
factory here on consolidating with the National 
Duplicating Book Manufa:turing Company, now known 
as the Merchants' Salesbook Company. He declined u> 
accept an important position with the new concern, 
though he retains an interest in it. 

His California mining property is located in Cala\eras 


T FtlU'dnllarsh, 

nJled cxcry munth by Frank b 
jl the Bass Foundry and A\acl 
big as the car wheels his company ma 

were a 

locomotives and trains of cars would have a sorrj- time 
getting them to the bank, for its business runs into mil- 
lions. Fortunately. Uncle Sam hasn't got the car-wheel- 
sized dollar yet, and Mr. Lightfoot is saved the study of 
the solution of this imaginary problem. 

Ht-re we see hull reading an essay on "A Few Remarks 
nil \\ h-' ■! Ill : what is in that essay will ne\-er 

lu ! II I !■ If s.iy that the Bass works is the 
1,11. I ,1 I I it car wheels in the world, that it 

merit and thi-iu i .1 ■ n 

Kentucky, he mi' ;, .. ,1: 1 h 

time to the position uf general 1 1 

years he was private secretar\' 1 
and when the B.ass works was ir 
agoastheBassFoundr\' in 1 M 1 !i 
to the general office \\ 1' n 
elected the treasurer ni r 
position he has since lull a h i< 
Grass State, born below ihe Wim. 
twenty-four years' resiJeii. e m I m 


ALLEN J. VESEV is ^i product of LaKranse cmnty 
where he grew tall and rugged like some of the 
sycamores along the shores of its numerous lakes. As 
aboy he caught tish. and •■ chiggers" and perhaps an 

Michigan University to stud 
year with Blackstone and qu 

to practice law. Snm ■ immP.i iM |. il~ ifi IliihI'^m ,; nn. 
his way and hefiiiiii I !i 'II ■• I: ■ ii :i i . i li..' m limi.'-i 

risk when it seeniL-.l i ;i' r. i^ ■ ini ' Ih-n 

followed some year.-, wl tutu: W":'.. .m Lu,;;ci Jc.d.s liuil 
jielded an empty •■ net." It took a great many xears of 
plucky pursuit of the " nimble" to get out of the en- 
tanglements of those efforts, and part of them took him 
to Chicago. 

After he had settled in Fort Wayne and becniit- i 
partner in the law firm of Vesey & Heaton. the hfj-l ni 
which was his brother, the Judge, he forsook baclnlni 
ways and became a benedict. That was the making of 
him. He is now the junior member of the firm. Judge 
Heaton having been called to the superior bench. His 
hours are busy with the real estate end of the firm's 
large business. He is by no means a politician but likes 
to attend caucuses and state conventions. The other 
fellows always find him companionable and square 
whether at home or at a state convention. He has 
never forgotten how to fish and loves to visit the lakes 
for that purpose but his reports of his '-catch" are never 
beyond belief. He is a lawyer who can be beUe\ed, 
even in the telling ol .1 lish stnrx . 



of business was displaying the merits of 
if Ills tine steel ranges. On opening the oven door, 
fenseless little mouse flopped out and ran toward 

••Tfirow something at him!" cried the customer. 

••It won't do any good." replied Alex, "he's out of 
my range." 

And then Alex kiUKiied lie.irtiK-. and the mouse 
escaped.^ uh.n m i:, , M: ' ~: ml. so fai-lu- 
laughs scj mil : ■ , ■ : I L;onJ elT,-;t 

on everylii.]. h ■ , .' nr. st.iub i^ 

a charter imin'r, .11 .|i,. i .,,1, i-w ..i, ■ 1 lul.. He is con- 
stantly adding new members to that delightful order. 
This is one way he takes to shed warmth abroad— the 
warmth of fellowship. Then he has another way of 
dispensing warmth—that warmth which keeps the 

just the best kinds. He is one of Fort Wa>iie's pro- 
gressive business men, and has been for many years. 

Mr. Staub was born in Cincinnati but was the 
only remarkable thing that happened to him there, as 
his folks removed to Indianapolis in 1854 when he was 
three years old. If we allow three years of grace, 
which is a reasonable length of time, Mr. Staub is a 
native-born Hoosier. He attended Croll's Academ\- at 
Indianapolis, and the Northwestern University i rmw 
ButlerCollege) in the same city. Hecameto I ml Wavii. 
first in 1871 and was then for a period in HuiiMiii;iiiii. 
He came back in 1879 to remain, and engaged in the 
business which now occupies his attention. 

Mr. Staub is a thirty-second degree Mason and a 
Knight Templar. 




profession. They sincerely are inclined to catcli 
up x\ ith it. That is what Elmer Leonard has done. He 
IS riKlit there when the train starts. While he is the 
junior member of the firm of W. & E. Leonard he is the 
larger member. He is too large to wear his older brother's 
clothes. This is why he always has a smile on his face. 
They couldn't drop any cut-down and made-over i^ar- 

After graduating from Ann Arbor he returned tu Fort 
Wayne with his brother and hung out a shingle. This 
is not the shingle his father formerly used in making sad 
impressions. Elmer has never thought that be knew 
all about the law and this is the reason he has been 
studious and has climbed to the top of the profession. 
He never believes in doing things by hah-es. He is am- 
bitious in all his endeavors. When he .started to play 
in the riffles in St. Joe river, near his father's farm, it 
was not long before he sought water where he had to 
swim. He has been in the swim ever since. A few- 
years ago he was elected chairman of the Republican or- 
ganization in Allen county. He was so active m this 
office that he was later made chairman of the district 
Republican organization. Now he is acti\e in the coun- 
cils of the party in the state of Indiana. 

Recently he thought he was not feeling well and he 
took a trip to Chattanooga and spent some time on tlie 
top of Lookout mountain. It is possible that he was 
looking out for something higher. Elmer knows how to 
climb and he usually has his spurs on for the fray. He 
is one of the most active and energetic of the younger 
practitioners at the Allen county liar. He is also higlil\' 



IT hRK stands Mr. Wulf at the entrance of the maj:;- 
•^ ^ niticent new Wolf & Dessauer store welcoming 
the throng of visitors and assisting in directing them to 
the numerous departments. Within, are one hundred 
and fifty happy, good-natured salesmen, who, alone 
are well worth going to see. A tour of the big store and 
a view of so many pleasant faces will drive away any 
case of the blues. 

Mr. Wolf is purely a Fort Wayne product. After 
attending the public schools, he served as a clerk in tlu- 
office of City Clerk W. W. Rockhill, and. .-ifter tins ex- 
perience in official city affairs, he hired out to Uncle Sam 
as stamp clerk in the Fort Wayne postoftice. Then he 
began his experience in the dr>' goods trade. He found 
employment in the l.ouis Wolf store and there stored 

important sr> ; ■' ■■ '^ .1, ■ i ■ m.'i , 

the large cim ;i ■, ■ ii , ■ . • 1 ■ r,, h,/ 

one ot the bi^-r,! i\ ,'.""- ''•■■'■'- ■ ■'' 'I" ■ ■!■ At 
the time the store was opened on Calhoun street, it ».is 
the only dry goods salesroom south of Berr\', 

For many months the people waited for the com- 
pletion of the big Barnes Building, on West Berry street, 
which was erected for the use of Wolf & Dessauer. It 
is now one of the busiest spots in the city. The store 
has a floor space of 54,000 feet, making it one of the 
largest retail business houses in the state. The comfort 
of the public is looked after in the maintenance of free 
resting rooms and reception rooms, and evep,-one may 
have the free use of the telephones installed for the 
exclusive use of patrons. Altogether, the Wolf & 
Dessauer store has no superior in Indiana. 


* and decay are contin 
kept busy making repairs. 

le separately and 

Oneway tn n-. iiirm ;s i,, uke each ont 

cut a slit III 111. ^!.lr n \ 111- tlie seed or stone. In its 

place, insfit tin' iiu-jt ■>\ jn .ilmond from which the skin 
has been remmed. After you have done this to the 
whole supply on hand, roll them in powdered sugar. 
They don't look very nice, but they taste pretty good 
and are guaranteed to assist any case of indigestion. 

But that's the kind of date-fixing that Mr. Gesaman 
refers to. He wants you to fix the date, naming the 
hour if possible, on which he can come over and see \ ou, 
or when you can go over to see him. about that life in- 
surance matter. Fix it. please. 

Mr. Gesaman was born just a month after the battle 
of Gettysburg. Figure out his age, if you care to. This 
event occurred in Noble county, Indiana— not the battle, 
but the birth. Most of his early life was passed on the 
farm . but he was so situated as to enjoy the advantages 
of the Albion high school. Before leaving the old home- 
stead, he taught a rural school several terms. After 
1885, he was variously engaged as a traveling salesman, 
until iRq4 when he went to Toledo, Ohio, to enter the 
tiiil.. .'f I All I.s, lie grocery. Then he turned his at- 
r ^11 nice, taking the agency for the Con- 

, '.\ I 111' FortWayne. 

Mr. Gesaman lii 
.affairs. For 
the Fort Wayne Clii I 
time he published tlii' 



I F Necessity is the mul 
1 papa? Why. theinve 

While Mr. Jenkinson was in charge of the office of the 
Jenney Electric Light and Power Company he discovered 
that the prevailing metlioJs of handling small accounts 
with hundreds of patrons was sadly in need of fixing. 
He looked about to find something which would improve 
the condition of things, and failing to find it. invented 
an entirely new method, which is now patented and 
called the "Jenkinson System of Accounting and Filuin." 
This system has been revised and adjusted tu iiic't the 
needs of physicians, dentists, gas and electric light 
compamt"^. newspapers and others who ha\e a miilti- 
tii.l ^ i;i,.:!i:: ■! Miiall accounts. It is being adopted 

\\ 1 : , V I, born at Lake Minnetonka. near 

,M ii:. ,; , !! I Iks were Quakers and Came west 

I I'liil I Irii ii I i-n account of his father's ill hf.ilth. 

Mia j.'I is 1 II (^ Richmond. Indiana, and tlivir U"'k 

lull ttiuiil !l iir>.rs^,ir\ t'> 'iO farther in the dirrctioii nl 
Ihr sWlm- Sim. 1 .ikr Alinnrtiinka was st-kvtixl. TIk'V 
I'lii-jMsiJ ,|uilr ,1 tract l.iuchini; the lake and there 

defenseless farmers and tlie little fainily barely escaped 
with their lives by fleeing to Fort Shelling. The farm 

meiltof the Fnrt Wayne Hlectnc Works, aikl went from 
there to the office of the Jennev Electric Light and Power 
Company, where he acted as manager under C. G. 


I N putting base lull tugger\ uil Iiim. we have certainly 
^ carifatureJ Martin J. Cleary. of the artistic job 
printing firm of Cleary & Bailey, for as a base ball man- 
ager he is well and popularly known throughout Northern 
Indiana, Southern Michigan and Northwestern Ohio. 
He is the manager of the Shamrocks, the semi-profes- 
sional base ball team that has the honor of being com- 
posed of the champions of Indiana. This club, made up 
of players all of whom are week-Jay workers in mechan- 
ical and business pursuits in Fort Wayne, he has man- 
aged for several years. They are first cliss base ball 
players and wherever they go they make friends. The\ 
know how to play ball — clean ball and good ball — .iii J 
combine with it the art of always being gentlemen This 
is why the Shamrocks have a reputation that is peerless 
in the semi-professional base ball arena ol the cnuiUrv. 
But it could hardly be said that managmi; a b.ise ball 
club is Mr. Cleary's business. More properK miL;lit it 
be called one of his accomplishments. He hjves the 
American game and that is the reason he has his own 
club to play it. most of his dates being fi.\eJ un the holi- 
days. .Wr. Cleary is a printer. He has followed the 
occupation in this city since he was a bov. workin- in 
every department of the trade, and then- isnt a better 
job printer in Fort Wayne. He :n nov, ml lor some 
years past has been, associated m I'lisni.x, « nb Ihomas 
E.Bailey. Both are practical job pi niters. Ihey have 
a finely equipped oiifice, do all kinds of artistic printing, 
and have an e.xtensive business among our merchants 
and the people generally. Their offices are at gi2 


Tfll'- .gentleman with the iiuill and chiSfl is celebrated 
lur the fact that he is continuuusly making wurk 
for the Masons and for the masons. 

In the great secret order of Masonry he holds the 
highest office in the state of Indiana, being an active 
thiil\-tliird degree member and deputy for Indiana of the 
An Kilt and Accepted Scottish Rite body. From this 
I'l t:r Ml honor and trust much of the activity of the great 
l'iiJ> ot W.isonry in Hoosierdom isdirected. 

And, too, in his every-day efforts at the head of a 
large stone-cutting concern, he prepares the material to 
keep hundreds of stone masons from idleness. Nearly 
all of the substantial buildings in Fort Wayne and a 
large number of those in many of the cities and larger 
towns of Ohio. Michigan and Indiana are constructed of 
stone from the Geake stone works. 

Mr, Geake ould never be president of the United 
States, because he was born in England. The event 
occurred in Bristol, in June, 1849. He came with his 
parents to Canada in 1854, but their love for their native 
land was so strong as to forbid them to remain, so they 
returned four years later. Our Mr. Geake. however, 
wanted to try it again, this time coming to the United 
States in May, 1868, After abrief stop at Oswego, New 
York, he went to Toledo, where he learned the stone- 
cutting trade. He then spent si.x years following the 
business in Boston, Chicago and various other cities, 
and Ml iS:i beg. in contracting in cut-stone work with 
1 I ' . ill,. A 111 wliiim for a number of years he was 
• I I I From Toledo he went to Petoskey, 

^\ ii 1: !: ':■ tniik up a homestead of one hundred 
in; ^1 I I : Ml land and was one of the first white 
settlers in that region. After passing si.\ years there he 
came to Fort Wayne to remain. He has worked hard to 
build up the substantial business which we now see. 


IT IS a tiirtunate thing 
youne man is not 


elongated as the baptismal 
appellation, otherwise there wouldn't have been room 
enough in the allotted space above to accommodate it 
all, and this subject miKht necessarily have been omitted 
from the book. Mr. Blitz's father was a great admirer of 
Maximilliaii of Mexico and grieved over the deatli of the 
unfortunate leader when he was shot as a tiaitor. His 
son was so named as an evidence of that admiration. 
And so, liearing this illustrious name, "Max" Blitz, 
invaded Fort Wayne in 1890, just as the other "Max" 
entered Mexico in 1864— twenty-six years previous— but 
our "Max" has been decidedly more successful in 
accomplishing the object of his invasion than was his 
noted example. Of course, thev weren't seekini; the 
«amesort of thing. The Mexicin im • lii «,ix jit.-r a 
throne and waged an unsucc<-^i;;l :i, h^ 1 i::Mt ihr.- 
republicans. The Fort Wayiif m. j l-- -.ii.Jii ^ura'^s 
first as city ticket agent of the Niw 'luik.i lii,..i,i;n \ M 
Louis railroad and manager of Kiiiiur's licket office. 
Whatever sort of business insurgents were eiicnuntered. 
he seems to have met and vanguisheJ them, fur he s.mhi 
owned the Kinner business, and in 1S9; added an insur- 
ance department. 

In the following year he was given charge of flic 
interests of the Preferred Accident Insurance Compair. . 
and in numerous cases since then he has been in charge 
of the entire agency force. This company, through the 
efforts of Mr. Blitz, has in Fort Wayne alone nearly eight 
hundred poiics- holders. Mr. Blitz handles also a gen- 
eral line ol other branches of insurance, 
with his insurance business Mr. Blitz ni. 
e.xtensive wholesale and retail cigar and 
lishment, his store being located in the 




II t nit Iji the iliimieis me tunn\ pipers 
w ulJ line to ^u out of bubineis I e^ause the 
Lliief bouTLt of their jokes would have disippeareJ If 
one man has shed hitter tears on reLCn ing the pro\ erb- 
iall\ fitil plumbers bill then i thousand haNeltughecl 
themseh es into hysterics ci\ er thit single inudent when 
portrayed in picture and word on the printed pige So 
\ou see we -ire hrgeh indebted to the plumber for rauLh 
of thejollit\ ind i;uod niture \\hi\.h is spreid abroad m 
tins great world of tears And to i think h w bis u 
pation is giving work not onl\ tii hundreds t tb lis in K 
of men empln\ed in the maniifaLtureof the ii iteiiiK he 
uses in hisw It t the irnn ol |jke wi iters 

and com therwise be unemployed 

wanderers th 

\n\ 1 le all possible prejudice 

nd thus pre\ ented a not 

\ Herman L Rolf one of the 

s ne bunch of lead-pipe 



I \\ \ ne and heie he attended the Lutheran anl 
I s Imols In 189- he with his brother Albert 

I I I I the present plumbing business on BroaJw n 
1 t thehnestin theutv The\ carrs a lull line 
L\eiy thing in the way of water gas and eie ti ii\ 
ires and conneaions bathroom supplies ml ill tli t 



That i 


r gets t 

Iinii't think that because Gust Rahus was horn in 
BloumingJale some time during the latter half of the 
last century that it is proper to say that he comes from 
the flowery kingdom. Bloomingdale is not a kingdom 
but Gust is a kingly good fellow ail right. Since grow- 
ing up. Gust has come over the river into Fort Wayne. 
His father. John Rabus. is one of the pioneer merchant 
tailors of northern Indiana. He came here when Fort 
Wayne was a village and has grown with the city. 
In later years he turned his extensive tailoring busi- 
ness over to his sons — Gust. George and Charles. 
Gust is the oldest son and is in active charge. When 
he is not charging, his brothers are and then the 
proverbial story about a man's tailor bill is revived. 
It is an easy task, however, to do business with Gust 
Rahus. He does business in a business-like way. He 
goes east each spring and fall to look over the styles as 
they arrive from London and Paris. Then he comes 
home and whenever it rains in London he rolls his 
trousers up. When it stops raining he takes them off 
and puts on a new pair. He believes that men ought to 
have their trousers creased. Nobody other than a good 
tailor knows just how to crease a pair of trousers. Not 
everything with Gust has a silver lining. He uses any 
kind of lining his customers desire. He firmly believes 
in a man pressing his suit but not too strenuously in 
leap year. He likes to tackle a bride-groom and get 
him ready despite the fact that nothing is ever said in 
descriptions of weddings about the poor neglected 
groom's garments. 


■'I Hulmann has gune into the air frequenti), instead 
of into the earth. It would seem, therefore, that his 
place is in the earth, but you can't keep a good man 
down. To hear some of the consumers talk you would 
thinl: that the gas business is all air Mr. Hofmann is 
.iKn ,1 aiiector inall of the independent telephone lines 
.iln.ut Init Wayne. All these lints are in the air. 

.Max was born in Germany about forty-seven years 
ago and went to Dresden to college. This is where the 
chinaware comes from. Max is partial to china, but has 
taken no decided stand in the Japan-Russian war. In 
1885, after receiving a thorough education in mining 
engineering, he came to America. He became a draughts- 
man in the Pennsylvania shops here and later went to 
the Alabama iron ore fields of the Bass foundry of this 
city. When the natural gas struck Pittsburg he went to 
the Pennsylvania gas field as an expert. He was later 
with the Indianapolis Consumers Gas Company for three 
\i.\-ir^ before returning to Fort Wayne, in iSSg, as expert 
.TiiJ MipiTiiitendent for the Fort Wayne Gas Com 

Tills sii.ipshot was taken of him while he was 1 
\\.i\ tn test the capacity of one of the modern i^as ' 
He IS iMt carrying a German pipe. It is a gas r 
w hill- lint looking for air that will furnish light and heat 
lir a^ls as president of the Western Engineering and 
Construction Company and also of the National 
Casting Company, of Montpelier. MthnLii^li .1 \ er\ 
as well as a highly prosperous. luisin-.'ss man, hi- 
too much engaged to greet his friends « itli .1 sun 
a hearty handshake. He is thoroughly popular. 
amemberof the A. O. U. W., the Elks and the Sc 
Rite Masons and is a Mystic Shriner. 



provided with a diet 
Ever since those d.r 
beginning to be pnn 
start-off. RecentlN 
the Commercial Clu 
thewelfair.f r.ii 


(•thing hl<e a good 
'e the secretary uf 
DK a good deal for 

ould I 

The ) 

up e\'er>'\vhere. beginning with the city's early history. 
The grandfather of Mr. Hanna was a man of much prom- 
inence in the early development of the state, and his 
father, Henry C. Hanna, was one of the most prominent 
citizens and land-owners in Allen county. "Bob" is one 
of the wide-awake present day representatives of the 
family. He was Imi \ll.ii ...imtv in i868. He at- 
tended the public" I ,111 I ill. 1 1 i.luation from the 
high school decided t" I . m. i I n , ; Hedidit. He 
began by studying in 111.- ..Ill ,• ..i In, hnither. Henry C. 
Hanna. The brothers practiced .is partners for sexeral 

*'Bob" was twenty-one when the voters of his ward, 
which was strongly Democratic, made hiiii a niemlier of 
the city council. Again, in is.^i i - i mi ii ! ii.. n.i st.ii.' 
senator, he ran 2,300 votes .ili ' ' In ,■ • 

he was the nominee ofthePipii 11: 1 m li I n. 

forcongress. He developed in u h i; nnh m! ,; u .. In^ 
opponent a decidedly close shave, iince then .Mr. Haiin.c 
has paid pretty close attention to the practice of his pro- 
lany of the various 


in m\\ not lu U entireK 
Tlie girbfitshiraperfeaK 
t nj wielJed the hammer 

Air H rstmin s tlie m iter mechaniL 
Foundry ind Muhine W irks Fort V,-\\n 
manufaaurini; est il lishment It gives emi 
1 thousand men It makes more u \\l I 
other compan\ in the world It 1 

of mmy kinds of factory mi 1 
castings forgings et^ It is 1 1 
animal department o\er whi 1 \\ 
general superintendence » positi n he Ins i 
list three years and for whuh b\ his edi 
experience he is tmeK equipped There ' 
when he wjre the apron and used the me h 



\ I 1 New Jersey rfter recen ing a go 1 t i 
I tt let a technical college and began I 
] 1 ent e machinist at Philadelphia He se 
lime mJ Lecime a full fledged machinist w jrl 
the trade as machinist and forem in until he w 
Providence Rhode Island as superintendent i 
Corliss Engine Works of that cit\ He remained i 
position for two \ears and then went t R me 
York where he had raechinic II 111 

dated Street Railroad compan\ s 1 

It was while serving in this I u i I 


J ' I eni 

LEED'l' stayed un tlie l.irin uiUil iif was old 
enough tu vote. He voted to lea\ e the farm, and 
tlie proposition was carried unanimously. This farm 
was in Kosciusko county. Probably it is there yet if 
someone has not cut it up into buildniii lots. 

So. at the age of twenty-one. lie departed Iroiii tbe 
scene of his birth and started out as the representative 
of a publishing house— not a book a'^ent, mind sou, but 
a "solicitor." Later he was pi.Miiui. i i . iii ■ i^.-iIimh .1 
general agent. After worlsin. ii- :i — ^ ii ii 

became connected with the vuvul i; lii :• 1 .inn. m .1 Up 
Kokomo Gazette-Tribune. As Uie iinddleiiuiii lieiweeii 
the publisher and the subscribers, he was a sort of cir- 
culating medium. He then took a similar position with 
the Wabash Plaindealer and later with the Kendallville 

Then he came to Fort Wayne. His first job was with 
the Sentinel. That was in 1887. His knowledge of the 
newspaper circulation and advertising business made 
him a valuable man. and he spent a portion of his lime in 
the advertising department of the Indian.ipolis Sentinel. 
which was then allied with the Fort VVavne p.iper on 
which he was employed. He was then offered a place 
with the Fort Wayne Journal and was with that paper 
for ten years. 

Since leaving the Journal he has been one of the 
foremost insurance men in Fort Wayne, carrying a gen- 
eral line and representing some of the best companies in 
the country. He deals also in real estate. In his work 
Mr. Leedyhas an ableassistant; it is a large, soft, warm 
right hand, which is commonly known as a representative 
of the "glad" variety. It has grasped a good big share 
of business which would have been lost but for its loyal 
attention to duty. 

^\r. Leed\- lives in Lakeside and is proud of it. AsUliim. 



age is in tlie yards and under the roufs ot the Furt 
Wayne Iron & Steel Company. The road now has a 
switch connection witli the Pennsylvania road and 
has secured a right-of-way to the tradts of the Wabash. 
Thr plan is tu construct a belt line about Fort Wayne, an 
uik1( itjl.mii which will be a splendid lift to the city's 

1B77 he came tu Fort Wayne tu 
e lieav y hardware firm uf Coombs 
iiied to fit the place and grew to I 
1 that he decided to go into it for 

heavy hardv 
Mossman at 
and the firm 

As a member ul the HayJn Quartet. Mr. Yarnelle 
contributed melody to listening thousands for the 
twenty-six years. 


» Tillocan sell you the hr.- r ,,' ,; ^ ;i -: 

new outsides. Dowie is leli ai iiiv pi.^i wlw-]! ii .-wiic^ 
to making you new. Charley cm t.ike a cniuitr\ iuav s- 
paper and give it an air of metn.pnIiianiMii that alnmsi 
turns the paper yellow. He knows just exactly hnw, as 
he has grown up in the business and has progressed 
with the times. Busy as he is, he finds time to play golf. 
A little over a halt a century ago he was not playing golf. 
He was then even too small to be a cadJie. He was 
picked up when he bawled. 

The town of Clyde, in Wayne county. New York, was 
the first place that ever knew Charley. If he had been a 
day sooner he would have been a New Years' gift. He 


I day late < 

.After leaving school he went to New York City and 
learned the printing trade. Then he came west jnJ 
secured a position on the Citizen, at Jackson, Michi:;.in 
After a while he assisted in founding the Jackson News, 
the second penny paper in the state of Michigan. The 
late Governor Blair, of .Michigan, was interested in the 
paper. Mr. Tillo retired and went hack to the Citizen 
until he located in Battle Creek, where he was interested 
in the Sunday Tribune. Just a quarter of a century ago 
he became connected with the Chicago Newspaper Union. 
He was so successful in Michisan that he was given the 

management of the FortW.un- Mm I -i.'.'m mmis 

ago. He has been the heaJ ■' i ii . 

He has done much to advert! - i ■ : w , ! ■- ! n 

its enterprises. Hewasone i.t iii- '-.n. i - , ,,i m ■ \s i\ n.; 

W' ■•>«»*. 




h 111 luini Ml 

11 1 

1 11 1 11 

quitbubiness \ou v.i 


ll lu 

interfered witli In a 


from the southwest 

ri 1 1 


reLUhar sound is sen 


box md the hinder It 

^nuvs til 1 

I I 1 

thits beini; ^nmnd 

lit 1 > III I 

1 1 1 


bellutn In the pktui 

ewe luul h 11 

hi III I 111 


ho\ a complete treit 

se on How 

t" Fxtciniiii 1 

e the 

DemoLrati. Donkev 

Mr Line his had 

Lhirge of the editonil p ut 

pl the 

DaiK News sin^e its 

purLhase b\ 

the present . 


two years ago He 

s an e\pent 

Ktd newspip 

r 111 in 

indone whose pohtit 


111 till 

bittles of the Repuhb 

inpirt\ in 1 

rhiilev I ine le 

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tl, ^>«<'-^^""^ 


Lull lli.L 1 11 V 11. 

II " ':;."' 

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setelllltN II 

tt 1 1 ill ii 1 

Im 1 

Ohio His father owned and opei 

11 1 Stt nil IS 

11 tile 

Ohi" and Mississirr 

ruers \l 

ll U,ll 1 ll 111 

« IS 

CM] Inn ' h n 1 ' 

hi niini^ 

cd tu Ubtllll 


In (t 1 II 

1 1 1 ii 1 iT 

im Eirlham in 


1 1 I 

>er experience 

jn the 

! lull 1 

n 1890 he went to | 


'V,',;,'" ; 'ii 



'' "]' 

V 1 tlR lJiUj 


iXggheNMs ,|| ,, 

1 1 1 111 St 


for theT«iliiii n 

e t iKesmuch in 

in the Fortin h.i . 


Its president 1 

1 1903 

ind IU04 


thusiasticover PiJi. ' 'I '■ Mill: ii Hu ■ .msiJcr 

Mr. Pidgeon a bii-i i. 'i ' ■■r,t : ti,. ;: ki. i hj [i ut 
he.uitiful and dainty liu;!^:-. iii all Hit .aiiius liiics (it 

^luiK' hateful man. probably the helpmeet of a super- 
.■.ti.u.i>;ant wife, describes a bonnet as "a female head 
tiuuble which is cntr i -tp i thp i ttt^r part of Lent and 
breaks out on Ea^rl' ^^, ' ' M:s.' outbreaks may 
be rightly consid.i ' ■ i ti i ni not so with the 

thousands of PiJ^chm i^ \\likli present their 

beautiful plumage and iuIi.ikc ai ilie liappy Eastertide 
and at all other times between the annual recurrence of 
this spring bonnet festival day. 

The C. T. Pid'^enn as such the present 

Pidgeun^Tu'ir, r..iii|iriv » II l.. I.n, ..mi ifl..| II„.I..i;,l,- 

Mr. Pidgeon began life in Ohio, at the town n 
Wilmington. He attended school there and later took ; 
course at l-airlham O.lleKe. After leaving schoi.l, li, 

entered tlir I ii!'". I m I'l ■•■i\ii' m l .mmthhi,' l lui ttjii 

turned In- "■ ■ mi ' i . ii' 

having t.iL.'n , ;•" i; s p., ,•. lu . ,[ 

Adams & Armstrong Cn.. wholesale millim 
tory was in Michigan. He was a dandy a 
and continued it until three years ago. Upi; 
ization of the house as the James A . Aniistr 
he became its vice-president, .m ! h ! ! ih 
he purchased Mr. Armstron:,^ ^ !, : i i 

ment. He then became pir^i ' ' 

changed its name tn the Pidm Ur i i 


Di)BBV BURNS once said of Captain Grose: 
J-J chiel's amang ye takin' notes, and. faith, 
rrent it." In the picture of Will Geake he is not tj 
that kind of notes. You can't bank on the notes Ik 
under his arm. either. "Sweetest melodies are t 
that are by distance made more sweet." and it is a i 
ible assumption that the further the average persor 
keep away from the notes Will is carrying the 
enchanted he will be. Will now holds tlie hunm 
I" isith 111 of assistant to the attoriuv - .ii.ii[..i In! 
Jill 111- Is busy delivering the Kill I i ii a 
\\ illi. 1111 <:. (jeake were both born , -lii-i 

the ! 


came later, at Toledo. This was about tbir 
He came to this city when seven years old. 
to the public schools he attended Tavlor 

and is a membt 
ttish Rite bodie 
; of the Scottis 



T^HEt\te\M ter s the 
1 hableenLirriedto 

eh Iel\ sUiichmanv a i ers n 

SI lendid success E\er\ little 

while we read rf some pi 

in demure stenographer sue 

eed n 1 n 1 r 

lth\ emploverforahuslinl 

1 1 

et tired of being dictated 


that this IS the onK wa\ 


mies There ire several 

1 list 11 t inoldlachekr 

tco mu h w uped uj i 

h s 1 IS ss tl t, ut intj 

soueU or in thei \ i\ 

t 1 \ Ih the la r sex 

Shut in hib ^^ ite rojii 

( \ 1 ut n his 1 rjw he 

diLtttes John J me;, 6. 

C New 1 rk tjentlemen 

We ha\e \ours jf wh-it wab the d ite it tlieir letter 

Miss Brown sternK 

iddressing the i;irl with the 

miLhine and notebook 

The sixteenth sir 

she replies sweeth 

Heis looking direUK i 

to her deep brown eves \vh se 

long dark lishes droop isthe\ meet his ^hinged expres 

sion He had ne\ er seemed to look it her before T 

him she was suddenh tr tnsforiiied into i radi int be mti 

ful being too heivenly 

too preci lUb to hear in ther 

word ihout John J nes & C ) or in% other coram jnpl i e 

mortals. It is the begin 

ning of the end. Soon a new 

girl is at the typewriter. 

Perhaps she will capture the 

chief clerk or the janitor. 

Mr. Winegar is the in 

n will, is hack nf all this sort 

ofthingmN.ii-tlirjst. i:. 

i ., Il • . Hi irl |.-..1ll,l- 

tiveof the Rfiim.^i. ■: 

1 i . II .i, ; .• lui'lvr 

counties. Bom .ml' . 

II ...'Il ! , i . 1 !■, ! .11 1 111 

later resided at sin. Kill 

111 , III l!|. .1 i:.' (Ill ilr 1 iiiJiii- 

in Indianapolis, where ht 

k-.iriifj all abniit tvpewnters. 

The Remington Company 

sent him to Fort Wayne about 

eighteen months ago and he has done wonders here. 

The click of live hundred 

Remingtons mas- be heard here 

any da\ e.xcept vunJ.iys 

md holkiav s. 


IN the 

iper tielJ tin 

;or anJ prornVt..' , ih -r i ; uMi- 
cation in Fort Wayne. ItJatcst- i :i - .;. 

its first issue being on July "til ■': i:^ :i the 

town had less thanfourhundrcJ inh r r ml- n i . .inie 
a daily on January i, iSoi. Mr. Hackctt became its 
proprietor on August i. 1880, and has continued as sole 
owner since. 

L'lider his einigrti.; iiijii,ii;ement its circulation and 

hiisiiirs. jhw 1.. |>N.i ., w hich made it the leading 

I iriiiM.i.iii- )ii r ..iHi.ii, Indiana. Its editorial and 

newspaper. chanipiuninK principles which its editor and 
proprietor believes to be right. Mr. Hackett has shaped 
its policy and course. 

He is a practical and successful newspaper man. 
Ilr tt.i, I..,, II III I i.Mir I II Kl educated in Perry county. 
I- : \ I A, IS --a printer's devil" in 

II: . I I ' Democrat and worked at 

ih.. ,.is'. .1- -I - '111, - 'I II : .literwards as advertising 
manager for a state paper. He drifted to Indiana and in 
Wells county at Bluffton, from his own earnings, pur- 
chased the Banner. This he conducted successfully for 
se\ vears before coming to Fort Wayne to assume 
tlir nwnership of the Sentinel. With the late Hon. 
s I \\orss, he was at one time part owner of the 
hKli.iiijpcilis Sentinel. He also conducted here for 
awhile the American Farmer, a state agricultural 

.«r. Hackett never sought political office. He never 
held anv except that of trustee for the Indiana School 
for Feeble-Minded Youth. His appointment to the 
lespiHisiWe position was made In- the -(ixeriinr cif the 
siite. He held the office under several slate adiiiinis- 



VEATHERHOGG ti^uieJ it this way: -Ht-rf 
England," said he, '"there are one hundred 
and thirty of us to the square mile, and the number 
is increasing all the while. Now, over in America there 
are only twenty or so to a hke area. If I stay here and 
engage in designing big structures, the time will come 
when there will be an insufficieat amount of room for my 
buildings. I'll go to America, where the out-of-doors is 
a good deal bigger and there's no danger of crowding." 
And so he came over, bringing with him all his archi- 
tectural apparatus and a headful of ideas. He came 
from Lincoln, Lincolnshire, where he had attended the 
Art Institute and mastered his life work. Donington. 
the town of his birth, was not far distant. Mr. 
Weatherhogg has never regretted that he cast his lot 
jiiiniii; Uncle Sam's folks. And, of course, he's glad he 
f; lili, landed in the Summit City, for his has been the 
■ .I'll ifnce of the scores of other foreign-born residents 
'>f I nit Wayne; you couldn't chase him out with a gat- 
ling gun. His hrst residence in the United States was at 
Chicago. After spending a year there, he came to Fort 
Wayne in 1892 and has been one of the busiest men in 

and ability are scattered all over this part of the country. 
Our latest and finest is the new S250.000 high school 
building. Another, just completed, is the plant of the 
Perfection Biscuit Company. He designed the splendid 
Jasper county court house, and they liked it so well they 
wouldn't let him go until he had prepared plans for their 
Carnegie library. The high school building at Peru 
is his design. The prisoners in jail at Kankakee are 
safely housed in a building erected after his ideas. So, 
you see. he knows his business and does it well. 



TTI.i: turn of furtune changeJ Ben Heaton from 
breeder of fancy stock into a lawyer. Wlien he 
was a hoy living on the farm in Marion township, he 
assisted in raising some beasts and fowls which lin.ught 
fancy prices wherever they were presented fur sale. 
Everything looked rosy, and the lad's tiousers pockets 
began to take on a silver hning. He had settled in his 
mind the i.]uestion of a life occupation. Hewnuld he a 
prosperous farmer; what was to hinder? 

But one day something happened. One by one the 

creatures of which he 

was so proud and upon 

which he 

had set his h 


oped and died. A fatal a 

Id rei 

i st- 

Irs., ..;.| I,. Ml 

lit i;kt 

d the flocks and herds, 
onfarm." This not only 1. 
>ut seemed to show that 



il iin I' III 

1 1 -.lilt 

with the investment m 


sum III the e 


ntof the laisines- i:,i 

.■ii II 


his mind. H 

e had b 

en attending :h' ..iinu 

-. il 


He entered the Tri-Sta 

te Normal al .\:;,..i.i. .m 

oil 1, 

ing that insti 

ntion took a course in a l-oii w.i 

'10 1 


ness college. 

He had 

by this time made up hi 



become a lawyer and 

began his studies in 111 


. „| 

Vesey& He^ 

ton, wh 

■re he was employed ,is 

,1 d 


practiced! i.e. ■ I'l > : < i. :■ ■ '■''■: 

ofVesey >v iP .l.h ■ ! . i ■>'.■■<. mnii 

thefallof 1... ■ '.h-'iilli. - ■ ir ilh r: u III. .i! ViplL- 

was made. Ol tlicSc two young and prui^rebsu e mem- 
bers of the profession it is said that the sunshine retlected 
from their countenances has had such a happy influence 
over many litigants who have called for advice that they 
voluntarily dismissed their cases, thus cheating the 
attorneys out of several prospective fat fees. 



Fort Wayne are so lolly developed in .ill the elements 
which make an ideal commonwealth, and the thing usu- 
ally missing is the presence of a suitahle place for the 
display and study of art. Dr. Bulson and a few others 
egualh uii. i-,!- I mi 1 up ilieir minds that Fort Wayne 
should II 'I II 'IS important respect, since all 

other J f) I iiiii I II ipal development have been 
socarelul! Ill II ii I., s, I the Fort Wayne Art School 
association was organized with Dr. Bulson as its presi- 
dent. The Kiser homestead was purchased as a home 
for the association and the school, and Fort Wayne is 
now recognized as one of the important art centers of 
middle west. In addition to the maintenance of a well 
equipped art school, the people of Fort Wayne are fre- 
quently treated to loan e.xhibits of the products of the 
country's foremost artists. 

But this is only a side issue — though a very import- 
ant one — of the doctor's. As professor of ophthalmology 
in the Fort Wayne School of Medicine ; as oculist and 
aurist to St. Vincent's and the Allen County Orphan 
asylums, St. Joseph hospital and the United States 
Pension Bureau for Northern Indiana and Ohio : .is 
editor and manager of the Fort Wayne Medical Journal- 
Magazine ; as secretary and treasurer of the council u( 
the Indiana State Medical Association; as a member of 
several of the large national medical associations— we 
say that as he has all these and many other important 
interests, one would hardly think he'd have time to get 
much pleasure out of life, but it is a fact that that big 
automobile of his holds a man who finds plenty of time 
to get out into the atmosphere and see all there is in 



SH is an old-fashioned sort of a boy who isn't 

•d aw .1 V lA' the automobile, except occasionally 

one. Thf 

!'':'"' ^'•V'''"'"''l, ,'!""'i n!l h'''|M 


trouble do^ 


selves. H 

e SccllKs I.. Ic o'liunlcj Willi the <iKI r, 


s carriage with .i sleek horse liitclusl 111 


and in this class of turnouts lie keeps up tn a.ite 


horse doesn't like autumubiles any better tluui Us 


and wliene 

ver it sees one it outstrips it in speed j 

Ust to 

sliou Its . 


1 ut tl 

e sn t ver\ much everci se m carms;e dr 


mJ hied 1 

obliged to get the ether km! f rt r 


Usually in his leisure hours li 

1 e 

found dn 

ing on the golf links It di In t i 1 

1 11 


into the golf terms though it hrsi h th 

u lit 

t WIS iiler 

l\ in Lid maids game when s mieone 


th » 1 1 

tee and another referred ilmost sirau 


u l\ t the Liddie Fred coupled the two into 


1 1 tl 

e spinster s friend But he s n le 


1 1 re II 

ind now such express 1 


ire as familiar as St i 1 

1 1 

1 e 1 

ery day while lahi r 1 1 


t ither s St re Fre 1 i 

md )s 111 s 

\ II 11 1 t 


and drifts 

t r 1 I 1 r 1 

1 1 



Tre 1 h 1 



II 1 1 
one ul uu 

likeliest young 1 usinebs men He 


enthusnstie Elk and is a star performer it their a 




Tt must have been awfully discouraging to Moellering 
^ Brothers & Millard, the wholesale grocers, to receue 
a visit from the fire fiend on the very first year of the 
establishment of their wholesale grocery business. If 
they shed tears over the event they quickly dried them 
and began anew by opening a large store room on 
Columbia street and remodeling the damaged buildings 
at the corner of Lafayette and Montgomery streets into 
capacious warerooms. They now have one of the must 
important houses in Indiana. 

Mr. W. F. Moellering. who sits nearest the door of 
their Columbia street office and whose glad hand you are 
likely first to encounter, is shown here as a sort of pin- 
nacle to a collection of the company's numerous varities 
of cheese. Mr. Moellering has no particular connection 
with the cheese end of the business— he knows just as 
much about teas and coffee and spices and canned goods 
and everything else — but these make a good pedestal, so 
he posed thereon while we took a snapshot with our 
little paint brush. 

Like many of our successful men of affairs. Mr. 
Moellering has risen to a prominent place in the city of 
his birth. He has found no good reason to go elsewhere 
to meet the sort of success he has wished. This is no 
criticism of people who do move away from their native 
towns in search of something better — provided their 
native town is somewhere else and they come here to 
find something better. 

Mr. Mnrii..i 111 -. ri'-i i'usiness venture was in 187'j 
as a rei 1 , L;rew. as time went on, and 

finallyi. :i" l :. ', lu monofthehouseof Moellering 
Brother-^ .\ M !■ h i-, iTospered well. 


• should be under f;reat obli- 
1 Rations to the man who causes two l^laJes of grass 
to grow where only one has hitherto sprouted, w sort 
of praise and adoration is due to the uiJiMJual win. 
causes a smile to accumulate upon the features ul ,i per- 
son who has never before beeii known to stretch his 
face into jolly dimensions? Ed. Perrey's "Now 
look pleasant," has accomplished this thousands of 
times. He has done as much as any living being to 
bnii^ p.-ntianent brightness to the faces of the people of 


To hit 

1 thif 

■ than we can ever pay. We defy him to col- 



the prescriptlonist behinj the case at tlie 
yer Brothers drug store is handhng chloride 
of gold, Mr. Heine is manipulating the real article of gold 
and storing it away in tlie company's strong-box. He 
is the tre.i^iir- I ni III,. \\,.\,; r.hitli.T-, Drug Company 

and i 

the ; 

of coin ill'' : I'll.' itir -1! ■ . Ml Ml, it large house, as 
well as ni th,. Mil ill.i si, ,,.,111 il'iwiiii; out. His duties 
are to increase the former and lessen the latter. Mr. 
Heine looks after all the financial ends of the Meyer 
Brothers concern, manages the advertising department 
and puts in good long hours earning his salary. 

He is of the younger element of business men who 
are to keep the Fort Wayne of the future prominent 
among the live cities of America. 

Mr. Heine takes a bigger view of his surroundings 
than most m^n. This is because he is built on the tall, 
slim plan and can see farther. He was born in Fort 
Wayne and attended the Emanuel Boys' School. After 
graduating from the course there provided, he entered 
Concordia College for the purpose of adding to his store 
of knowledge and to better fit himself for a business 
career. He first learned to sell cheese and prunes and 
herring and eggs at a local grocery, but resigned his 
position as a provider for the inner man in order to 
become a decorator of the outer man. This he did by 
becoming a salesman in a gent ^ iiiin ^h n,, !i,u^. 

His final change came with II, , ■ i ,■ ■ ,,m ,i Hi,, 
Meyer Brothers Drug Coinp.n, ,, ' ii,,^, n 

treasurer of that concern. Tin :iii|„,iijiii li,,i,>., is ihiw 
over half a century old, having been established in i:-;- j 
by C. F. G. Meyer, now president of the Meyer Bnjthi'i s 
Drug Company of Saint Louis, and J. F. W. AV'ser. 
president of the local house of the same name. 

<^ ( 



ty. In this pretty little at\ ni sixt> 
thuusanJ peiiple we have, according to the most recent 
directory, one hundred and two full-fledged, acti\-e, 
learned followers of Blackstone. which gives us one 
lawyer to each s\x hundred population. Of course, it is 
the chief effort of these splendid citizens to preach con- 
tinuously the doctrine of brotherly love wherein we all 
should dwell together without getting huffy at every little 
thing that happens. Occasionally, our natural mean- 
ness breaks out, and then the e\-er faithful expounder of 
the law rushes in to fix up the breach. But he always 

has tor years been .i leadioi^ light ol the bar ol Allen 
county and of Indiana. We see him in the sketch mak- 
ing a hearty appeal in the interest of quietude and 

Ml . .ttcrns was eight years old when he c.iiiie In I cirt 
W.iMii' IIl- got this start-off at Auburn, but ins l,il:ln'i . 
I hi iriiri.ible Judge John Morris, brought tlic l.iiiiiK in 
ihis in in 1857, and here they have rem, mi. -J .iiul 


1 in t 

This law firm 
of Indiana. 


Two years ago, alter a long period of actiMtv , .^\r 
Sale decided to retire from business and^ ili. 
rest of his days in a restful, quiet way. He drew nut Ins 
coziest Morris chair, selected a comfortable pair of liousi- 
slippers and settled down to enjoy in tranquillity and ease 
the fifty or sixty remaining years of his life. He was 
surely entitled to this rest and he meant to avail himself 
ot the privilege. 

But he no soon. I -i - m I I .u n than he happened 
to think of somcth ' : : thing" was simply 

this: That a iii.i:: ^\ , aish and energy can 

never l<eep out ol a.i ^ - htr i ■. i.hil is hfalth and strength 
are his. And direcllx lie was enwrapped body and mind 
in the affairs of the Fort Wayne Iron and Steel Company. 
The sketch depicts him shouldering his portion of the 
responsibility of the management of that large concern. 
On the organization of the enterprise he was made a 
director and treasurer, and as such is an executive officer 
who is aiding in the successful development of this vast 

Mr. Sale was born in Warren county, but for twenty- 
eight years has been a resident of Fort Wayne. He was 
for twenty-five years the junior member of the firm of 
Hoffman Brothers and the Hoffman Lumber Company, 
which had large interests in a dozen states. 

Besides his rolling mill connections Mr. Sale is also 
largely interested in the independent telephone systems 
of the central part "f the stiff Hh is one of the pioneers 

in this business, thr i i i wtiich has become 

such a great beiirii' Luxe. 

Mr. Sale enlist m1 war and served 

three years in tlu I a. iii> i-,ii ih iiid Sixty-seventh 
Indiana Volunteers, duriiis whicli time he rose from the 
ranks to a line officer, having ser\'ed with credit. He 
was in some of the hardest fought battles of the war. 

Mr. Sale is astaunch Republican and was the nominee 
of Ilis paitv for state senator in 1902. 




id so mure times than these, hut twice \vt 
knuw abuut. Once was when he fell off a railroad turn- 
table and broke his leg, and the other time wa: 
morning after burglars had raided the jewelry st 
ducted by his father and himself and earned aw.i 
thing excepting the show cases and the propneli 
mention these two incidents, as they have a cun^ 
influence upon the history of Mr. Young. Hed 
tears iiuickly after each experience and buckled 
fight again as soon as the first shock was over. He 
now one nf Fort Wayne's successful business men, ha 
iiil; ,1 iiiiK I'll jewelry and optical goods store 



»■ V ;i:i 1 i':»f of Tiffin, Ohio. Perhaps that's 
tj^j tr isMii li. J; i-> a ■•Tiffany" line of business. He 
attended the hisli school and then Heidelberg Cnlle^;,- ,it 
Tiffin, taking a commercial course at the hitter ii-im- 
tion. It was while in school that he and mhik Miii.r 
lads were "monkeying" around the afoieiiieiitHinLj 
turn-table. The accident, which resulted in a broken 
leg, shortened his school days, and he started in to learn 
the jewelry business with his father at Tiffin. Tliey 
locked the store up as usual one night. The next morn- 
ing when they opened for business they found thii e\ei\ 
piece of their stock had been carried away b\ lui^ln-,. 

establishment, remaining seven years. Several m 
ago he opened his present fine place on Calhoun .s 


i Cleveland and then let it glide southward tui twiu- 
ty-tive miles and stop, it will cuver the place wli le 
O, B. Fitch made tracks in the sand with his ■ utk- 
toutsies." and manufactured mud pies when he was in 
l<ilts. and earlier. It was in those days on the farm that 
he didn't take nearly the interest in footwear that he 
does now. Even when he Kot to he quite a lad. he fol- 
lowed the e.xample of the poor benighted Hindoo, who 
continued to let his skin do. in place of boots or shoes. 

But there came a time when things took upon them- 
selves a change, and the boy began to take on airs by 
pulling on a pair of cowhides and later some dainty 
specimens of congress shoes. From that time since, he 
has kept up with the styles. 

It was in iSyj that the family came to Fort Wavne. 
■Mr. Fitch began activity here as an employe at ihe < >Ids 
Wheel Works, and did so well at the business thit lie 
stayed three years. Then he took a position witli iln- 
Wabash Railroad Company as a fireman and coiiihuilJ 
for three years helping to drive the iron horses o\t- 1 th a 

By this time. Mr. Fitch had a pretty good iJea of 
humanity and he decided to test the strength of that 
idea by engaging in business. He opened a store for 
the sale of hats, caps and general furnishings and did a 
good deal toward increasing the attractiveness of the 
attire of the men of Fort Wayne. After nine years 
in this line, he launched out. fourteen years ago, 
in the retail shoe business. His store is known as 
the Hoosier. a name which sounds warm and pleasant 
and homelike to every true son and daughter of Indiana, 
real or adopted. 


HAVE you ever noticed that iiK 
passed through the Hn.isu 
before they finally chose tlieir ]nni 
when a young man succtt^K in ci 
odds and ends of houselinia^ ih, 
and that the cube root h, isn't ,in 
any. he rightiv tliinks h,_- is prftl- 

sibly bob up lor solution. Th.u « 
Aiken. He taught the youn-s 
county schools before entering a I 
legal education, and had certaiiil 
on his successful way before takn 
Judge Aiken was born in L.i 
came to Fort Wayne when a I 
Methodist College. In i88q he er 
Michigan ,nnd was uri^Uiu^.l fr. 

took him to Indianapolis. 

Judge Aiken has thrown his able influence upon the 
side of the Democratic party and has been honored in 
turn In- being elected to the superior judgeship of Allen 

? first 

of N. D. Doughman. Judge Aiken 
.isecutor. In i89ohe was elected judge 
11 tn succeed the late C. M. Dawson. 
! inr the same office in 1902. 
.1 delegate from .Allen county to the 
iitiun of his party, and led the fight 
g for any candidate for president. At 
lis friends are urging his Candida y for 




the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, with 
whose features yuu may not be faniihar. hut whose faces 
you have frequently seen. 

The first thing Mr. Hoefel . 1 I h a i.i .1 \■^■<r: u.i-. 

a long breath of air. This w . w ■ ' , iv 

While yet a babyhe Jrewhim-i I :■ 'i- r : ii ,v ili 
his folks into the domain ut piats i.^uijii \S IIilIiiiiiij, 
although it wasn't hers then. Here lie was rcaieJ and 
educated. He managed to thrive well in the land of wind- 
mills and dikes and wooden shoes, and when he was old 
enough to hold onto a piece of charcoal and a handful of 
brushes and a palette he was sent to the Academy of Arts 
at Rotterdam. After spending some time there he was 
drawn to the sea and for two and a half years was a jolly 
tar before the mast, his principal object being to study 
the ocean in all her moods in order to reproduce her on 
his canvasses. His cruises carried him to France and 
Portugal and around Africa to the Dutch Fast Indies and 

the West Indies. Hismarinrs u.i.r .■ 1 m llniLnul 

and at the New Orleans and -.1! I ■; I ;. ii-iis 

AttheendofhisseaexperieiK' : ■ ,. ' mI i.Lll^ 

and first began workwithaddCui.iiu:. .\uliaL luu. 
he made his first acquaintance with newspaper illustrat- 
ing. He soon had a position on the Times-Democrat as 
general illustrator; but the swamp fever caught him and 
he had to dig out of New Orleans. He went to Saint 
Louis, where he was employed by the leading German 
paper, Westliche Post, as a cartoonist and general 
artist. When the crookedness of Saint Louis began to 
crop out Hoefel got disgusted and came away to a decent 
town— to Fort Wayne. 

In addition to his daily work, which is certainly of 
uniform cleverness, Mr. Hoetel is the instructur of a 
class in the manly— and womanly— art of fencing. 



Ilf of t 

' contracted an incurable case of \outli- 
fulness. We are willing to wager that if he gets to be 
a hundred and thirteen years old. he will be just as 
young in spirit as he was a score of years ago or is now. 
We wish that more of us could catch the infection. We 
notice that we say he has contracted a case of tliis kind; 
this is an error. He was born that way and never got 
over it. What a splendid thing it is to be able to stay in 
one's youthood! 

Mr. Mossman cut and sawed his way to success. He 
was one of the pioneer lumbermen of this portion of the 
country, and. although he has added some other lines of 
business to take a portion of his attentior 
wrapped up in the manufacture of lumber, 
on a farm near Coesse. in Whiil^v :"uu 
sixty-one years ago, and stayed ih i. uii: 
his majority. It was then that li.' n 1 ili 
of manufacturing hardwood lumlicr. Mi-nn 
Coesse. The venture was a complete ' 
opened the way to the establishment of 
other mills in southern Indian 
are still among the most import 
country. Mr. Mossman 
Coesse. after the mill tin re Ii.k 

he is still 


le wholesale hardwa 
Company, he is vice-] 
Trust Company. \ ic 

Wayne Loan and Trust Company ; 


you wuuldn't think, to survey his good-natiireJ phi/. 
* that this young man leads a hanJ-to-mouth e.xist- 
ence; would. you? Well, he does. He's a dentist. 

Politics make strange bed-fellows, they say. It also 
does many other queer thinu^ \ -iw if Mm iniiuL: th^' 
fact that Doctor Viberg is not i , , h i 

man with such a ■•pull'' as 111 ~ ' i. m i m it 

that profession — it was politics iluit I'lnu^lii loiu l>> I oit 
Wayne. It happened in this way: He was born in 
Cedar Creek township, and there did all the remarkable 
things which characterize the rural life of a boy. His 
father became the nominee of the Democrats as sheriff of 
Allen county. He was elected, and, of course, the family 
was brought to Fort Wayne; that was in i88S. Thus it 
was that politics brought Doctor Viberg to Fort Wayne. 
Of course, at that yuuthful a-^e he had no idea of becom- 
ing a fixer of human chewing; .ipparatiis. but began .it 
once a course in the city iiiiih school. Finishing Ins 
work there, he spent three years in Purdue University 
at Lafayette. Then he took up his dental studies in the 
Indiana Dental College at Indianapolis, graduating 
therefrom in March, 1896. Doctor Viberg, because of 
his special fitness, was placed in charge of the clinic of 
the college during its first summer session, and then, 
during the following winter, acted as assistant demon- 
strator in the operating department. At the completion 
of his work at Indianapolis he came to Fort W.iyne. 
where he has been decidedly successful. He will occupy 
a suite in "The Rurode," being the first man to sign a 
lease for office quarters there. 

Doctor Viberg is an enthusiastic Elk and held the 
chair of exalted ruler in 1901 and 1902. He is a member 
of the Kappa Sigma fraternitv and of the Masons. 



the |'.issriit;frs a kindly-disposed elderly gentlemaa 
«lio pasM'J Iroiii line group to another seeking to com- 
iurt and rL-assurL- tlie distressed. On reaching the two 
referred to he said gently, as he placed his hand sooth- 
ingly upon the mother's arm: 

"Have courage, ladies, and remember that a kind 
heaven bends over all." 

Turning quickly upon the daughter, the mother asked 
in jerky syllables: 

••What's that old fool saying about mrn'^ mrralh'" 

Ot , I iuri,e. it would have been fn il- h t-. !■-— i-s^u-h 
1 Mil 11. t at such a time; huwe\ ■ ' ii ' i m^ 

liim lirii.Kh tlie subject, even un i u h i ii 1. 

tonditinns. This IS because n\ en 11 n h li i M. 

doesn't think a person can get in i il I i i - n i ii 

rof theHooMii M imii i inmm ■ m- 

Newsjviper Union In is°- the H.i.iMer W.miil Ktuiini 
Company, which now has large quarters on East Bern 
street, was incorporated. 



individuals that ever ':.:. nn^ I wi, i h « is ,i 
small boy in school at Jacks..:! ii • . h. i 

asked the youngsters to If.ii II . , i . m ii ; . 
repeated at roll-call each h ir m .; n . ' liiil,-. 
selected this old favorite and sprung it oiil' d.i\ : 
"Always take thiny.s by the smooth handle." 

And then he began to worry. How, he asked him- 
self, can all the folks take things by the smooth handle 
when there aren't enough handles to go around? He 
resolved to remedy the difficulty, and as soon as he 
graduated from the Jackson High School he entered the 
employ of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing 
Company, makers of forks, hoes and rakes at that 
place. He developed a great deal of executive ability 
and in the spring of 1900 was assijjned to the care of 
the Fort Wayne branch of the bu^inc^-^. known as th. 
Withington Handle Company . lu ) . m mu: 1 tut 1 s 
of handles. He was treasurer .11 rli.. .111. in lli. sH. 
of the Withington Handle r.,in;.,iir 1.. ili- ■.iii.iii: 
Handle Compan>- t.i.'I. |1i n i..i. ■ , .'M ,\\ 

Windt was retaiin. \ ■■ ■„■,■■ w • ! ■ ,1 ': .■ 

this important pus; I.. . . , ; i s, 1.^ 

tary of the Nation, ii limij. 1 ..m; .ui\ wii h is iin- 
largest manufacturer of handles in the world— and he is 
also auditor and traffic manager of the division of the 
various plants north of the Ohio river. 

The output of the combined factories is fifty thousand 
ii III 11 s ] r ir. The shipments in and out of the Fort 
A I I, .iiiuiunted to seven hundred cars last 

■ ...JO business was done heie alone. 
I ill III! I! M -iven employment. The plant is now 
I'c-iuK gieail) eokuged and will eventually be the largest 

So, you see. Mr. Windt is doing all he can to assist 
in the observance of his "memory gem." 
He is a prominent Mason and club man. 


Di iNT lliiiik \'an has a lumbering gait just Ivcausi' 
VMU see h)m with a jag on— that is. uf course, ,i 
jag of lumber. He is always in conditiun to walk a 
plank and likewise knows a plank when he sees one. 
He sees a great many. 

Van was born in Kingston, New York, and went tn 
Brooklyn to get an education and planked Tins 
is where he got familiar with plank. He found Iniiisfii 
in the lumber business in Brooklyn when he t\vcnl\- 
three years old, and he has not been lost in the lumber 
business in Fort Wayne for eighteen years. He repre- 
sented a California firm upon his arrival from Brooklyn. 
In a very short time he started a large hardwood lumber 
factory- at Huntington, the Lime City of Indiana. He 
thought that it would be kilning to live in the Lime City, 
so he continued to reside here and work at his mill 
between times. The Perrine-Armstrong Company moved 
its saw-mill to Fort Wayne later and now the factory on 
Winter street is the largest hardwood saw-mill in the 
state. Wagon and hardwood lumber of all lands is 
made there. Nearly one hundred men find t'iiipin\iiK-iit 
at this factory the year round. Mr. Perrnit- is .ilsn ih,- 
owner of large factories at Lafayette and; 
but resides here. Van makes dust .-v .-n ii \^ i.t w ritlin , 
You never saw such dust; but he suiih saw s dust . 

being a good fellow, knows 


1 Foster within the limit it 


I the II I Dn J \ 
teen \eub old he wis 
rk Cit\ 01 n" there 

surrounJ this tvpe As 
1 bundle boy in i store 
from his natu e t rb t r \t 

eighteen he was ] I 

hib. brother A t it 
emy at Monttci, in 

the profession ot the I \ \i I 

thewar of the Rebellion \tv r it i I I i. 

bick into lusiness again tiist it ^ v "i I t I 

1 Iter at Terre Haute At thirts tv he w s e 1 1 i I i 
newspxper at Grand Rapids A\i^hiiiin and at thl^t^ 
se\en in i8 8 was in Fort Wa\ne conducting one of the 
branch stores in se\eril cities of the Foster Brothers 
He IS now the president of the D N Foster Furniture 
Company in this city one of the largest estallishments 
of its kind in Indiana. 

When the war broke out he was attending college. 
In April of i86i. the morning after Lincoln's first call for 
7S,ooo volunteers, the citizens of the town were r.iisin- 
a flag. Mr. Foster was the orator and he close i ln^ 
speech by announcing that he had already entistt\l in ih ■ 

Ninth New York regiment and would leave at n i nii 

that day to join the regiment as a private. He was pro- 
moted to second lieutenant in Deceml>er ot 1862, his 
commission reaching him while he was lying dangerously 
wounded in the hospital on the battle ground at Fred- 
ericksburg. Soon after the battle of Gettysburg he was 
promoted to a captaincy. His wounds, however, com- 
pelled him to leave the service and he returned home, 
re-entering commercial pursuits. 

Mr. Foster has always been prominent in G. A. R. 
circles. In 1885 he was commander of the department of 
Indiana and was one of the original movers in the es- 


careful cons 


arrested and punished for committing the unparJon.iMe 
act uf cruelty to animals. For ten long years, ever since 
he came to Foi't Wayne, he has busied hiinselt hurling 
tlie harpoon into the thick hide of the G. O. P. elephant. 
During the early part of that period, this harpoon was 
shaped very much like a lead pencil, and his onslaughts 
wiite away the point many times a day : later, witli the 
improvements in methods, he has used the t\pe\\ riter. 
and thus are his attacks machine-made. The fact is. to 
speak plainly, that Tom Bresnahan is the cit>' editor and 
political writer of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, and 
lie is one of the tireless workers for the Democratic party 
in the Twelfth district By being tireie'-s. he is neces- 
sarily puncture-proof, a \'ery neces^.i: ^ II ill 11 .11 1.1 
a newspaper man who gives his .iii. i ' i ■ 

In addition to his newspaper w . I r i.i 

the party. Tom has for two years bL\:i tin i, i n , ,.i 
the Democratic county central committee. Iln^ m'.u, 
some of the candid.ates teased him to becoiiu- .h.niin.iii 

Wisconsin, he put the finishing touches to his .■.UuMtinn 
at Saint Lawrence seminary. He speaks ( ,iiul 
French equally as well as English, and he cvrt.iinl\ 
slings English to the queen's t.iste. Coming to Fort 
Wayne to stay, he tied himself to the Journal and hasn't 
\'et become untied. 



iiembers ol the 

the ri^ht authority tliafs neeJeJ tu win liis case, .ind we 
behold him here telhng the jury all about it. He has a 
faculty of being pretty sure of his grounds before going 

Mr. Morrisisanative-bnrn Fort W.Tvn.-it.> He rtw 

in March, i860. HeiSthrs'.;: ■ l;' ■ 1 Im \\.;:, -.11, 

of theniust eminent jurists li ' 1, 1 1, Hi, 

good traits have been talM--n u\ . :i,~ 1 -i\\i v\ r- 

write. When Mr. Morns was a Miunsisier lie wasn't 
very strong physically, so that much ot his education 
was received at home, a circumstance which was not as 
unfortunate as it would have been for many another boy 
deprived uf a complete course in the public schools. How- 
ex er. he passed the final e.\aminationsof thehigh school 
and entered the University of Michigan in 18713. He was 
graduated therefrom in 1883. He immediately entered 
the law office of Coombs. Morris & Bell, remaining three 
years. In 1884 he was appointed by Noble C. Butler as 
deputy clerU of the United States Court in Fort Wayne, 
serving until 1893. In 1886 he was admitted to practice 
in the supreme court of Indiana and in the United States 
Courts. He formed a partnership with Charles H. Worden 
and continued until 1S93. when the present alliance with 
William P. Breen was formed. 

Although Mr. Morris has never sought political honors 
he lias alw a> s lielped to lioust the interests of the Repub- 
lican party, and is an important factor in district affairs. 
As showini; his |.n|Hil.ii-ity among his brother attorneys 
it ma\ I ' . ! Ml 1' ' ■< rt-ntly received the unanimous 
endorsin !■ - 'i, !! , 1 ounty Bar to be judge of the 

•on and otherwise 



IF wc shniild tell a stranger tliat Percy OIUs uains his 
li\elih'joJ by digj^ing in the earth, or. rather, by 
watching and directing the other fellows while they do 
it, he might get the idea that he is either a iiiiner, or an 
oil speculator, or a gas man, or an artesian well driller, 
or a farmer, or one of a dozen other kinds of workmen 
whom that expression would quite accurately describe. 
But he isn't. True, he was a minor until he reached his 
majority, but then he quit off short, Percy is cnnnrctid 
with the large concern known as the C. L. i iM^ i -ii- 
struction Coinpany. of which his father is the h. i 1 in! 
to him falls a great deal of the work of supeiint. n>iiiij, 
large contracts at \-arious points in this portion of the 
country. Their operations are chiefly in the line of in- 
stalling water works and sewer systems, electric lighting 
plants, etc. The company is constantly busy li m llnu 
big contracts of this kind. and. PS a consequciL I l-i \ 
has to keep moving. We ought, perhaps, t.i si ilui 
the result of his lively moving and hustling quahiie^ is 
of many of these contracts, because good 
begets more of them for the concerii which 

.1 >r,ir \,.- «,.s riiiplnM.J bv the Fort Wavi 
VViirl-.s. I'ut liu dvckkJ tu enlarge his edocatiu 
was done by takuig a course at PniKviMn i 
the school in which Grover Clewl.ind Imlj-. 
chair of Izackwaltonism. likewise a few e.iMci 
Returning home, he entered the eiiiplo\' o 
structioii compaiiy in 1898, He is well liked ii 
circles and socially he is popular everywhere. 



afeo h n d t l> ga I I t th u^ht 
omm ndable o I ot 1 edd ng I gl t ab o d He 
e n hedd ng e s n e Tl I ttl I t 1 h 
h does t H t at d 1 ) It 

Mu manufa t nd t gu 
h at ons f 1 g a I old — tl 

1 und d of th 

the pi nt— ha men z n 

ngavpl itotl w 


n e a J l> ad r 
W >neboj andh 



en y a spent n 

tte dan at a p 


Pen 1 n 

to at 

t r\ nst tut n 


n 1 a plenU e 

d n 

I one d n I e ng 1 


nt f tl Yale L te 


f u > 

, he 

graduated in 1902. Since then he has been connected 
with the Kerr-Murray Manufacturing Company. He is 
popular socially, and is one o( Kort Wayne's rising 
youns business men. 



taker now. 

Like a I: 

frum Ohio. 

iccessful under- 

iber of good men, Mr. Melching came 
; born on a farm in Malioning county. 
Otiio, but. as soon as he was old enough to toddle, his 
folks held him by the hands to see if he could walk as 
far as the nearest railroad station. He could, so they 
all got aboard the first train and came to Allen county, 
where they located at Williamsport. Five years later, 
in 1861. they came to Fort Wayne. "Al." as he is 
familiarly known throiishnut the countv. attended the 

Yergens. Then he learned to be a 
shop of Cooper & Neireiter, and later with Louis 1 1 , 
Thus he continued until 1886 when he opened an e.|i 
restaurant — in other words, a feed yard — on Nc 
Harrison street. Perhaps it was while caring for 
wants of the noble animals left in his care that 
Melching had his attention drawn to the needs of 
Democratic quadruped. \t Mr ■ i'^ i \wis iIkmi 
became a candidate tor sli' ■ :!■ .^.i^rlc 





irth ( 

the most il.jitlicrly scttleJ spot lii Norwa\, to tlie must 
southerly point of sunny Italy, and who has joiirne%ed 
through Palestine and the states and principalities .>t 
northern Africa. 

Mr. Mossman is one of Fort Wayne's most progres- 
sive young business men. If he hadn't suddenly changed 
his mind one day, this sketch have described him 
as one of the most successful iiiriiii, i - .,t thr Ml.:i olhv 
ty bar. because he at one tiiik- ■ m h;- 

foreign trip, thought seriuusls i i ias.i 

He I 


GuuiRthen t.. Ann Arbnr. he entered the University ul 
Michigan and graduated in 1891. He then took the 
foreign trip referred to above. Re-entering the Ann 
Arbor school, it was his intention to study law. but in 
1893 he became interested in the concern with which he 
is still connected. 

Mr. Mossman is concerned in several other important 
local institutions, including the First National Bank, the 
Fort Wayne Iron and Steel Company and the Fort Wayne 
Windmill Company, in each of which he is a director. 
He is also vice-president and a director of the Commer- 
cial Club. 



-;MRICK is anuther cuuntr>- boy who has risen 
1 success in the city. He is the same old illus- 
tration ol the ad\-isability of keeping the hoys in the 
corn-field until they are old enough to begin their 
collegiate, commercial or professional work. We have 
such examples all about us in Fort Wayne. 

Mr. Emrick is the young man who came pretty close 
to landing the Democratic nomination for prosecuting 
attorney at the county convention last June. It was so 
near that we shall, no doubt, hear more about him 
politically in the future. During the four years of the 
terms of his brother, E. V. Emrick, as prosecuting 
attorney, he acted as deputy and got next to a whole 
lot of the methods of handling criminal pro.secutions. 

Mr. Emrick had his beginning in Pleasant township 
from whence have come quite a bunch of our good 
people. He served a complete apprenticeship in the art 
of husking corn, milking the mild-eyed kine and taking 
his best girl to the ice cream festivals at the district 
school house. 

After .attending the country school until he had 
learned all there was to learn, he went to Ann Arbor 
tu take a literary course in the University of A^ichigan. 
At that time he decided to become a lawyer, and from 
till- literary work he turned his .attention to the law 
,'iursf. Then, displaying a Large amount of good 
liiJgiiient and common sense, he came to Fort Wayne 
to begin his career as an .attorney. He was admitted 
to practice in 1899, and immediately formed a partner- 
ship with his brother. His venture has been markedly 

Mr. Emrick is a member of the Ancient Order of 
United Workmen, the Pathtinders. the Fraternal Assur- 
ance Society, and the Eagles. 


the weed 

1 tWfrii !i I : - 

tobaccii ml." 

thatthf api , , I 

states aiiiuunl^ l.. .-..a hunjiej iiiillinn i"Hin>K : that j 

law passed in itxju aiiJ ricvct rci'i' il. .1, irnliil, n, utt- 

ure in Great Brittain: that Its n "iii> s im,,, th- m- 

bacco pipe used in San Doniiiv.;i>-, that it^ hui.micjl 
name, nicotiana. was given in memory nf Jean Nicut, 
who first carried the seeds to France ; that it is a native 
of America and was never heard of until the discovery of 
the new world, and so on indefinitely. He has to l<now 
a whole lot about tobacco because he's the buyer in that 
important department for the wholesale Krocer\- house 
of Moellering Brothers & Millard, ol which he is an act- 
ive member. 

But Mr. Moellering does a good deal more than this 
for his house. He's active in many of its other interests 
and has especial charge of its city trade. 

Fort Wayne owes much of its commercial importance 
to the boost given it by its manufacturing and jobbing 
houses. The hundreds of traveling salesmen going out 
from these busy centers carry to the outside world the 
daily information that Fort Wayne is a li\e city. 
Moellering Brothers & Millard, through this one channel 
alone, are helping constantly to boom Fort Wayne in .1 
substantial way. 

Mr. Moellering is a native Fort Wayneite. He se- 
cured his early educateral training in the parochial 
schools and then took a course in Concordia College. 
In 1879, he joined his brother, William F. Moellering in 
a retail grocery venture which had been launched two 
years previously. On April 23, 1894, the partnership of 
Moellering Brothers & Millard was formed. It has had 






just fiirl n the l iuntr> school 

\vhenhe\ leigeoftwehe Then 

hesjin his I I ilie world He rl ! i 

firms in the ne nhburiiuu 1 of his home u 1 I I I 

the age of manhood when he came to h \ 
io8 ind entered the emplov Df Hoffmtn [ tl I 

nd teJ 1 siw mill He was with them i ear ind i 

I II I 1 he again turned his attention to farming this 
t \\ hn township where he operated a plai-e for 

He secured a jol with the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Companj howex er and returned to Fort Was ne to tal e 
it be''inning as a lal orer n the>ards Thr ugh good 

rl nd n reasing t mietence he gradually arose to 

II 1 sible positnn of fireman of the lumberyards 

1 Kn ght 

the home lodge at tl t 

of the supreme offi e t 

of Amen a He has I 

in the Anc ent c )rder It ite i \\ 

sented the lu^al lodge nthei,r 

memler jf the home lodge I I 

ser I his ffth term as its p I 

1 1 1 deal of experienee in ir II i te s t r 1 dge 

\\ ^ p has made guite a reputation as a publu 

I I e f h srecentnotal le efforts being the s| ee 1- 

t tl Repul 1 ant. ngressi nal on\ent nwl I ;l\ ec 

Newton W G II ert I efore that I 1\ as i id dit I i 



r^ rullickini; ••flour" song: 

"Hjp^y is the miller -xho lives bv the mill: 
The wheel goes "round with a right gooJ will: 
One hand in the hopper and the other in the bjg; 
IV hen the wheel goes 'round he cries out grab! ' ' 
But he was a jolly miller in those days, and when he 
abandoned the business and began to sell codfish and 
tobacco and sugar to the retail dealers he had to get a 
new song. This is what he sings now. using the same 

"Happy is the grocer who sells by the gross; 
He ships lots of goods though the margin's close: 
One hand counting coppers while the other holds 

the bag; 
For while folks eat the sales can't lag." 
Mr. Wilt was born in Fort Wayne and L;re\v up h'-K 
He also grew out— considerably so. After .ittfiuliim flir 
public schools a while, he entered thr Mi niii \ .i\]r\ 
Institute, an industrial schonl located Ciikiiinati. 
He was fifteen when li iiii h vn mJ found employ- 
ment in the Esmmi l il ,;: • m " -n ilie Saint Mary's. 
During the twel\i- ; prience there, the 

mechanical part mI ^ - u mss was wholly 

revolutionized. Mr i mi. n ,i ,: mti.'^t.! m tlir 
mill, but sold his ■ ■ v.: ,!: 

grocery house uf ^i • i . i -. w i" . ! : . i i i ii. 

was soon a partner m lli. l u-.m - . th Mm , .■ lu, IIh n 

known as McDonald. W.ift \ Wilt. He sold out in 
1894, and started in the wholesaling of teas, cigars and 
tobaccos. Two years ago. the present company, with 
Mr, Wilt as president and treasurer, was incorporated 
as a wholesale grocery house. 

Mr. Wilt is a thirty-second degree Mason, and a 
thirty-third degree Rome Cityite, being one of the 
pioneer cottagers at that popular resort. 


MR. Thieme says the stocking outlook is tine. He's 
strictly in it and certainly ought to knuw. 

Stockings are commonly supposed to be the ladies' 
popular depository for money, and yet we are assured 
that Mr. Thieme has secured a good deal uf coin out of 
his own hosiery. 

It was he, you will remember, who organized in 1898 
a concern known as the United Knitting Mills, the build- 
ing being located on the ground with the Wayne Knitting 
Mills. They were operated under different managements. 
When the year 1901 arrived both institutions had grown 
to large proportions, and although the two were making 
different lines of goods and sold their products together, 
they had become formidable rivals in the knitting busi- 
ness. What should be done? Should they continue as 
competitors, or should one absorb the other? If so. 
which should go out of existence? It was an important 
time in the history of the two industries and tlie bd.irJ-- 
of d rect rs of ea h were I r ught fi e t I I 

s ri u prol lem It was finalh de ded tl t tl t 
I 11 1 date under the lame ftheW 1 K tt 

\ II e was reta ned as super ntendent of the 

ul u e f h Idren s a id nfT n I t 

Koods He his done mu h to ; 
this great manuf t r\ S n e I 
one in Amen i li an ex u e 

h seless But there were hrl d I 

the Wayne Kn tt ig M II ii s wl I lu I 

e en now to lie er tl se erned I I 
thinl of t Inlrel the m lis were sche 1 i I 
one Saturday night, but a check brought by the mail 
carrier that morning was the bridge over the chasm of 
failure and all has been solid traveling on the other side. 


When : 


.irked success 

that settled 
e tu Fort Wayne. 

uf Oliio. that great state 
.1 sends them elsewhere tu 
lorrow county in 1840, and 

spent his youth on a farm. The war came on at a time 
whep he should have been in school, hut he enlisted and 
was for two years engaged in defending the stars and 
stripes. On returning home he attended an advanced 
.school and read law in the office of his brother, Major 
James Olds, at Mount Gilead, Ohio. In January. 1809. 

he was admitted 
located at CnUiinl' 



the same ye 
liegan the pra 

iited among the 

foremost .ai"iik-\ .. iii Nnrthnii liidi in.i. 

In 1870 .(.-. a c.iiididatL- un the I'cpuWican ticl<et, he 
was elected state senator and served in the sessions of 
1877 and 1879. In 1884 he was elected circuit judge for a 
term of si.\ years. In 1888 he was elected supreme 
judge and resigned his seat on the circuit bench. He 
took the higher office in January, 1889. He was. at the 
time, the youngest member of the court, and one ot the 
youngest men ever elevated to the supreme bench of 
Indiana. He filled the place with credit and honor for 
four and one-half years, and then resigned to go to 
Chicago to re-engage in the practice of his profession in 
partnership with the Hon. Charles F. Griffin, formerly 
secretary of state of Indiana. 

Judge Olds came to Fort Wayne in March, igot, alter 
which the partnership with Newton D. Doughman was 



sists un looking down on his neighbors. He 
declares Nature built him that way and if the rest of the 
people insist on remaining sawed-off, why they'll just 
have to look up to him. that's all. As a matter of fact 
he's one of the big men of Fort Wayne in a couple or 
three ways of looking at it — a first-class specimen of 
physical and other kinds of manhood. In college he was 
the terror of many football teams which tackled Notre 
Dame, and now that he's out of school he continues the 
same methods in carrying his legal football to goal. 
A\r. Fi;i;tman is a lawyer, a partner of James B. 

II Hi I H' A 1 : .11 II here, .\fter attending a parochial 

^ h ■ ii:n I finished the course, he .itteiiJeJ 

I I I ■ III a time, and then entered Notie 

li.iiii. L ii;>.j>:t; . I rom this institution he .i;i-aJualeJ 

III lyoo. A year Liter he received from the University 
the degree of Master of Arts. 

Mr. Eggeman was an ambitious youngster when he 


prominent in athletics, being espe, 
to engage successfully in college 
received from his work in this lin 
his way through the Universitv. 

ford Law Club. lodge O'Pourke of 
recently appointed him to the importa 



spanking for drawini; c. 
■en now he fmJs m 
sketching his friends. Here we catch I 

Dr. White used I 



he wuLild piT.h ';iiiis-lt nn a neighboring root and drink 
in the sw.ri li.iiiiiniiir. Once, in the midst of one of 
these scj^iins ui l^liss, he dozed and feU asleep. 
On being .iw.ikeUL'J tlie ne.xt morning he told his stor>-, 
and the bandmen on learning of it, thought he would be 
just the kind of an enthusiast to enroll among their 
number. He joined and is now one of the most valued 
members of that superb organization. 

Doctor White was born at Lancaster, ['enn-^x l\ .ini.i. 
but his folks took him to Ashland, Ohio, wlieii lie was a 
child. He attended Ashland College, and graduated troiii 
the University of Pennsylvania in the medical course in 
1886. Since then he has taken many special courses to 
perfect himself in his profession. He began a general 
practice of medicine at Wars.iw. Indiana, in iSSf', but 
after taking special ."in -,.'., ]!i ibr r"')ala 1, Ipliia I'niv vliiii. , 

at Will's Eye Hns|.M , •: : ,: ::, 1 ■ ,' \: iai.'.,l- 

vania. he came th i ' ■. \ ' 1 n ih. 



: >[ SCH IS a Kood mixer That's what makes 

I I silt tsslul JruKgist— hkewise a good poh- 

I 1 V > \\a\b to mi\ things. One is to 

f nt ini;redients and mingle them 

II tangle The other way is to 

iiunts and i-ombine them into a 

Willie stud\ing pharmacy George 

II mizing put into a 

mi^als to make them blend peace- 

lle applies the same principles now 

I n,s III tlie county council when discordant 

fuse to be good and get together. And that's 

ir as he goes toward mixing business with 

Mr. Loesch spent his boyhood days on a farm in 
Marshall county, Indiana, so it seems there are but few 
steps between pharmacy and farmer— see ' When he 

c.iurse in the Chicag., Lolieiie ol Hli.uiii.u> . He su 
young that the faculty refused to allow him to graduate, 
so he filled in one whole year very advantageously study- 
ing in the Chic-igo College of Medicine. He graduated 
in pharmacy in 1876, 

He came to Fort Wayne on the advice of a traveling 
man. Three cheers for drummers who quietly do more 
to boom a good town than do the majority of men who 
live in it! He was first employed by G. B. Thorp, and 
in 1878 bought out his employer. 

Mr. Loesch has always been an active Republican. 
He was a member of the city council from 1894 to i8q&. 
and in 1902 was elected to a seat in the county council. 
He is a Knight Templar, a Mystic Shriner and .i Thirty- 
second degree Mason. 


YUU see Mr. RanJall in tlie circumstance of having 
just completed one of those elongated, voluminous 
legal literar\- efforts misnamed briefs. To judge from 
liis expression and attitude we tliink tie lias won tiis 
case already. 

Mr. Randall lias been a successful lawyer and 
business man in Fort Wayne ever since lie came back 
from Ann Arlnjr u\fr thirty years ago. He is pre- 
eminent! i:,! ! :;:iii 'i Hiilv a lover of Fort Wayne and 
it is doiii ■ I ! , man has done more to make 

this ciiN Has someone a suggestion 

to impi" : I 111 w riii ,is a city of homes? Perry 
Randall is tht- man lo help it along. Is there a plan to 
build up and enlarge its commercial welfare? He is 
there with a strong arm to boost. Sometimes these 
things, however well planned, have not turned out as 
successfully as they promised, but losses have never 
discouraged Perry Randall. 

Mr. Randall was born in 1847 at Avilla. Indiana, but 
he has lived here so long that he seems alwa\ s u> ba\ e 
been a Fort Wayneite. Histjilur uii.' ii "\ii !■ hlhiu- 
from New York as early as I 1 , il n- 

tage of attending the Fort \\ - i^ h- .h .ml 

was graduated from the hit;b - i I m 1 II. • aiih 

directly to Ann Arbor, Micliiijan, and linished the 
classical course of the st.ate university in 187:. He 
remained there, however, and took the law course. 
graduating in the spring of 1873. He has been in l-nrt 
Wayne ever since. In 1881 he formed a partneishiji 
with W. J. Vesey which continued for several ye.ns 

Mr. Randall has been a director in the Comnu-i.i,il 
Club since its organization, and ser\'ed for one ye.u .i,s 
its president. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, js 
president of the Smith & Randall Lumber Company 
and a director in the Tri-State Building and Loan 


THERi: arc men hy the mil is who just hate parrots. 

there are. They all need crackers. Mr. Fox is Fort 
Wayne's cracker man and he is a cracker jack. Most 
drivers have crackers on their whips to snap over the 
horses, but Mr. Fox keeps liis crackers and snaps in 
the wagon. He has something tliere now for Polly. 

Just about half a century ago Louis Fox was born in 
Adams township, this county. His parents soon realized 
that he was not cut out for a farmer. They brought him 
to the city. He went through the local schools and was 
given a thorough commercial education after that. His 
first business venture was one of push. He propelled 
a cart in Huestis & Hamilton's wholesale grocery. In 
1877 he enterred into the manufacture of crackers and 
confections. From 1883 until 1886 Mr. Fox conducted 
the factiiry alone. Business began to expand under 
Ins skilltiil management and in 1886 he took his brother 
.\uj;ust, into the firm. It was then known as the Fox 
Bakerx and Confectionery. In 1889 there was a fire 
which practically wiped this factory out of existence. 
The factory arose out of the ashes larger and better than 
ever. Today the Fox crackers have a wide reputation. 
The plant is now a branch of the National Biscuit Com- 

.iiul a Jufit.M-. He has retired fnim the jctue iii,iii.i:;e- 
iiieiit. He IS interested in many Imt \\a\n<' husmess 

pean tours and trips through Mexico. He enjoys tr.n el 
and when not away is frequently seen driving with his 
family behind a handsome team of horses. 



I the 


s laid in the foundn' department of the Kerr- 
Murray Manufacturing Company. The principal actor 
IS Mr. A. D. Cressler. He is detected in the act of 
|iouring molten iron into a inouH Wh-n -MMioi mi 
shaliencut of blacl< sand a III hi; !;■ i t, mi- 
ingcast iron willbe found. P I I ' I 
shop, run through the l.itih'^ m.. j-ii-n u iji n iin . 
and when finished isasseiiil'leJ uiiii .1 l.ii ,,1 ,,iiiri pi,v>'s 
of cast and wrought iron to form a gas-makuig iiiachme. 
This is then sold to somebody who is putting m a cit\ 


Mr. Cressler is the president of the Kerr-Murray 
Manufacturing Company, one of the city's largest and 
most important factories. It's product is confined to 
machinery used in the manufacture and storage of illum- 
inating gas. 

Mr. Cressler is a native of Lucas. Ohio. His father, 
George H. Cressler was a railroad contractor. Alfred 
D. Cressler came to Fort Wayne in 1870 and entered the 
employ of the Kerr-Murray Manufacturing; C.jiiiparn 
shortly afterward. In i88i, on the inom u n n .ii 'h, 
company he was made its president. 1 n 

istration, the policy of the compan\ hi 1 1. 

conservative, following the original 'i 1 - i iiii I ' 
Kerr Murray. 

Mr. Cressler is a great lover of tine driving horses. 
He is also fond of rare books and his library contains 
hundreds nf priceless volumes. He is one of Fort Wayne's 


I the ca 

THE true artist admires curved lines, and i 
of Mr. Dougall we don't get as many of them in 
this picture as there would have been in the lull lnnit 
view. His figure is artistic in the extreme— tli.ii is, m 
the nether e.xtremity. Those who were tliere dvii\ 
the lower limbs of our subject were warped while he 
passed over the burning sinds enroute to the Mvstic 
Shnne Others btlie\e the condition is the lesult of 
turning torneis too suddenly while ch ising the elusi\e 
news Item However while the origin is a matter of 
dispute the fict remains that Mr Dou^all has never 
won honors at i gre ised pig catching contest He knows 

he conducted the so iet\ department 
Gazette o\ er Ihe invii d, plum, of I 
work ittractcd attention and he K i 
the Gazette as telegraph editor in i 
MthCirnahin 1 

he went to t 
tinuousK t 


, bee 

the hrst president of the Tippecanoe club and i' 
call for the meeting at which it w as organized 


chiefly throuKh It-, ^i>niit;. ,, ;i i, :• ni ::i 

sparkling prufusrjii iiihii iiaiurc^ Lii -i n !:;-'- 

pose of curing variuu-s huiiKui ills. ikii:i u.i-ihii \\i 
Reuss, who is now connected witli aiiuth.i Lilm i;..i \ 
which also produces a profusion nl simiUmil; Ii.ilikK, 

In i86;. just at the close of the Aimiicm p. i <■!!., n 
Mr. Reuss came to the United States, .mj [u n. i m 
Cincinnali. Here he found emplov mciit at In, n i i i, 
an expert watchmaker: he had learned the liusin. ,s i , - 
fore lea\-ing his native land In I'n h-- .iiin tn ( -i: 
Wayne and entered the ciH] I" ii i ,,■ .: _■.■ i I Wi-.i 
then one of Fort Waynes I i inu, luiih - -, m n ii. 
was with him for several \i\its \>.h.-n, m i-wi. hr Im- 
came interested in the Centli\ re Brewing; Cnmp.uu , 
Upon the incorporation of that concern in i8q;. he 
made its secretary. Much of the success of the enter- 
prise is due to the effort of Mr. Reuss, whose ui.le.i;- 
guaintance has been an important factor, liiiiin ins 
long residence in Fort Wayne, Mr. Reuss has lu i in.i '< 
to do with the development of the city's varMu m - 
ests. His prominence commercially is hest illii-ii.ii- i 
by mentioning his membership in such enterprises as Itie 
Hamilton National Bank, the Home Telephone Company, 
the Fort Wayne Trust Company, the Haberkorn Engine 

glol'ell 1 .•!,.. I ..(I |.;-,.! :; I, in lln,,. 

thusiastic iiieiiibernl the Fort Waj lie budge ol HIk 
is one of the oldest members of that lively bunch, 
Reuss' fad is floriculture. Here we .see him arao 


OLD KING COLEwasamern oldsjul All t the 
children know thlt Now Willi im Kauui;h the 
Coal King of Fort Wi\ne is ilsj merr\ E\er> one 
who has had the pleasure of LOininj; in cont-ii.t with him 
knows that. Although he wis born in Allen untv 
sixty years ago and is still a bathelor he has at I r 
heart and his kindly offices ha\e frequentl ! 1 

He never forgets a friend He has within tlie i 
years gone on the b nds of men when the r I i 
friends had failed in time of need 

■■Billy" Kaough (e\er\bod\ knows him as Billy ) 
sta\ed on the farm until i8 2 before he dared to become 
city broke. He has ne\er been broke at that He 
started in the agricultural implement bus ne 
farmers were almost afraid uf the infernal 1 

He was agent for S S Smick the t nn f M 
Swan, and later started in the 1^ 
business for himself. He made I 
county, and owing to his popul 
made county chairman of the Dem 1 

made district chairman for his p irt> in tl e 1 

Cleveland campaign. For his excellent worl 1 
appninted postmaster for F irt Wavne He 

ivniii i !i ■ I umed thehalihraents 

"I.I t I i 1 Ka ugh Coal Company 

has h. >ii 111 iiiiMi 1 s enterprise in Fort 

Wayne. While posini, is i il baron his coal yards 
have never been barren As seen by the snap shot of 
him he picks out good coal His black diamonds shine 
on the Kaough coal wagons. They are red hut stuff m 
a furnace or a grate, and are best served when the 
mercury is shrinking into its smallest proportions. 


JUDGE HENCH is here displayed in the proper pose- 
that uf a public speaker— for as such he is familiar- 
ly known to the people of Allen County. As a lawyer in 
the courts, as a speaker during the pohtical campaigns, 
and as an orator on varied public occasions, they have 
often heard his voice. And his abilities have won him 
honors. He has been prosecuting attorney of the coun- 
ty, judge of the county criminal and the superior courts, 
chief of the law division in the government treasury 
department at Washington, representative in the Indiana 
legislature, and for years one of the leading attorneys at 
the bar in this city. 

During the first year of the war of the Rebellion. 
Judge Hench was a student at Airy View Academy in 
Pennsylvania, near his home. Port Royal, in Juniata 
county. While under the age of si.\teen years he left 
school and entered the army, enlisting early in the \ear 
of 1862 in the One Hundred and T\venty-<;ixtli Pennsyl- 
vania v..l:,;i|:'. I, I- p.- .•:ir •: ..! !i;,il i' , il Die Ivit- 
tleol I 11 '1 . . .' li A , - :: ,, ■,,,::; \\;lli 

hisre^iiii ■ ■ !i ■'. ■ -il ,.1 ■ ■ ..!■ •! ^ 111 

Septeiiil'ri ■! Ill II .1 h. Mill, t . I "11 W.mi.v .inJ 
worked on a larm tlie cit\- until 1S04. wlien he re- 
enlisted in the Eighty-third Indiana and served until the 
close of the war. coming afterwards to Fort Wayne. 

With the view of entering the law as a profession, 
he tben began efforts to complete his education, attend- 
ing commercial school and taking private instruction, 
paying his way by teaching school during the winter 
months. He was admitted to the bar in 1869 at Council 
Bluffs, Iowa, and returning to Fort Wayne in 1872 he 
began practice here. This has since been his home. 
Judge Hench is recognized as one of the ablest criminal 
lawvers in the st.ite. 


No. kinJ rf.uler. this gentleman is not a taxiJermist. 
And mi, alas, the bird is neither an uwl. a pea- 
cuck, a woodpeci<er nor a flamingo. It is an eagle — a 
bird of prey. Tlie parrot prays so you can hear it, but 
the eagle does his preying without saying a word. But 
to return to the man. A taxidermist preserves thin^js 
tliat are dead. ii-ahvr 
and tries his level best to keep them in the LhkI i.f tli.' 
living. He is a doctor — to be more explicit. U^ i^ liitctni 
Charles (^liristopher Francis Nieschang. (The second 
,iiKl tliir.l sections as given are mere guess-work on our 
I 111, hut It IS the best we can do in the absence of fuller 
minrmatiun.) Doctor Nieschang is one of the lively 
charter members of the local eyrie of Eagles; hence the 
sketch. He's a royal good fellow and popular every- 

Thisbook contains the stories "f main Furt W.niir 
men who were born in foreign lands .m.l iMoa-tii in 
America in their youth. In the cas- .ii 1 in/im Ni, - ti m : 
the order was rever.sed. He was boni m Ik-tmit, MiJn- 
gan. and while yet a small child his muther timl, Iniu ti 
Europe, where, in France and Switzerland, he km u rj 
an important part of Ills schoolini;. When hi- tlm- 
teen the family returned t.i \m •-.- 1 nii I JitL.I in ( I.-m- 

land.Ohio. Ondecidllli: l ' .-m .;' : iiillr stlkll.-.l 

I the 11 


I'.rtiiir hr ii , iiiHMi busy that he hasn't the time to 
de\iite In their care. Doctor Nieschang's fad was the 
possession of tine horses. As reminders of those days 
his walls display the pictures of some of his old favorites . 




joke I 

illy spoken in connection i 
other unimportant matter; but it was different in the 
case uf Mr. Karn. Once, there was "a horse on him." 
and it was certainly a most serious affair— important 
enough to change the entire course of his life. It 
happened when he was eighteen. Through a youth of 
out-door activity, Mr. Karn had grown to a stroni;. 
health sample of physical young manhood, but one da\- 
wink' preparing to drive to the school he te.icliiii^. 
his horse slipped and fell, crushing Mr. Karn beneath 
the weight of its body. When recovered it was found 
he had been badly injured, and for a long time his death 
seemed certain. His recovery was so slow that all his 
plans for the future were revised. While walking for his 
health one day he heard the notes of a piano. He 
followed them up and found a man who wanted to 
engage him as a salesman. From thence forward he 
gave his attention to musical matters, not only as a 
salesman of pianos and organs but as an instructor in 
vocal music. He came to Fort Wayne in 1883 and 
engaged in business. He has always carried a hii;li- 

grade of instruments, and our "i ih ■• iih' I, n 11 11, 

manufactured for him by th. ! - 

pany. of Newcastle, Indian.i, r i, ■ .\ I, nn , 

especial idea of what constiiui.^ 1 iii' 1 1 muiiumii 
is a splendid product of the art uf pumi.t iit.ikin;;. 

Mr. Karn is a Buckeye, born at Milford. His father 
was a Dunkard preacher and brought his family to 
Delaware county. Indiana, in 1S65. They cut a place in 
the forest for their home fronting on the Mississinewa 
river, and there lived for many years. Mr. Karn 
attended the Jonesboro schools and later taught in 
Delaware coiintv 


HI t^'l wc see a policeman stopping a team of horses. 
Tlie picture isn't wide enough to show the horses. 
Perhaps jou wonder why the officer doesn't look excited 
while performing such a deed. The solution is simple: 
The officer is Captain William F. Borgman. and the team 
referred to is attached to one of the trucks of the Bruwn 
Trucking Company. The team isn't running ,i\v;i\— on 
the contrary it is walking slowly along the lii:.;liw.iv. 
Why, then, is the policeman stopping the iinrses' 
Simply because Captain Borgman is the president of the 
Brown Trucking Company and he has merely asked the 

careful not tn -A. i:. '..:. !i ;■ ! v,, ,...;„.., ,,,,1 .inm 
though he 111, i., , . i, - : ., 

can possess ,i \i /i ' r ■ ; ■ : ■,■ ■ ,\ 

Captain linr..ii ^ ..i,.'..i ih.-]ii..-i ,..; i- .is 

that ever donned a policeman's uniiurin. W'tu-n Ik- 
started in as a patrolman in 1890. he made up his mmd 
that he would always be found where he u^is most 
wanted, and he has stuck to that idea ever sm,,- Tlui 

old joke about a policeman's uniform boiii;.; tho s\ i » m 

for "invisible blue" has never been .ipplio.i lu luin 

Captain Bergman's father w.isa p.ihoiiKin 1, ..hK i^ 

1869, so he might be dfs,:r:i-.i i- i: 1 , n i • o i~.i n m 

the sen'ice. He's a pol: 1 . ; ■ , ii 

Twice he tried to quit, :; 1 1 1 1 ii 

position of captain, inn h- ■! |m'; -mm' ml \wnt 


The captain is a native of Fort Wayne. His first 
home was a stone structure standing on the bank of 
the canal. The building is still there, but the canal first 
flowed away, and now has flown away. At any rate, 
it's gone. The elder Borgman was a boatman on the 
canal before enlisting in the city police force. 


1 ought 

;htand not by tiled.. /on iv.iusi- in,' J../ 

; other dozens. Just so. a small man ought 
as much railroad or car fare as a big man. 

. think Hul>ert Beribuff ought to be consiJert-. 

don't hnd iL so. We don't expect the populace to ru^I 
madly to our support in this honest expression of belief 
but we feel better now that we have expressed it am 
gotten it out of our system. 

Mr. Berghoff is the vice-president and manager o 
the Berghoff Brewing Company. He was born in Dort- 
mund, Germany, and there attended the common schools 
following with a course in the industrial school 

of the Atlantic. He was ^ 

came to fort Wayne just as fa 

lines could get him here, and 

stayed fast. You couldn't dri. 

He was first employed 

of A. C. Trentman. In : 

the Berghoff Brewing Company which 


the transportation 

since then he has 

1 out if you tried. 

the wholesale grocery house 

I, with his brothers, he formed 


1 and jubbing center makes the Irclght branch nl the 
railroad business here an immense affair. Hiniili 'Js (tl 
thousands of tons of freight pass into and oni "i i m 
Wayne every week and the matter of systemati/m- the 
handling of this vast work falls heavily on each ol the 
roads entering this city. But here is Mr. Sullivan who 
has charge of the freight departments of two important 
roads— the VValiash and the Cincinnati, Hamilton & 
I i.i\ tun— .ind he seems to perform his heavy duties as 
fjsiK .1, hilling off a log. We always find him good- 
ii.ituri'J .mkI ne\'er ton much occupied to give at least a 

1 with 1 


the I 

road nearly twenty 

He was born on the spot around which the town of 
Rich Valley, in Wabash county, has since grown. He 
always liked to watch the trains come in. and one day 
he boarded a Wabash-bound freight and on arriving in 
the metropolis asked for a job. It came, after he had 
taken a series of years of study in the Wabash schools. 
In iSS;, he entered the employ of the VWibash as .i clerk. 
The\ hia'd limi so well he was sunn prniimtL-d tn ,i 
I'i.sitiMH :ii Fnledo, where he developed s(i satisf.ictonK- 

work since he ( 



l.-r. jiKl \.t we see here that Mr. Cover- 
dale smiles as li,i|.]iK wlien he sells only a httle order of 
saccharine ci \ stals as lie would if the order included a 
wagon load of the things on which there is the greatest 
profit. And he isn't in business solely tor his health, 
either. He smiles for his health, though. It's a great 
cure for almost anything from the blues to an epidemic 
of mosquitoes. 

Mr. Coverdale is the senior member of the grocery- 
firm of Coverdale & Archer, one of the city's important 
retail houses. He spent the first twenty-eight ye.irs of 

been thcie oiiiiiiiuMu-;\ mi twenty-three years e.xcepting 
at one tniie wliii made it necessary to ease 
upfor awliii,'. iJuiniL; Ins residence here. Mr. Coverdale 
has taken a lueh uUeicst in everythin;.; pertaining to 
the city's welfare. He is interested in the (jiiinnercial 
club, the Fort Wayne Iron and Steel Cnmpanv. the 
Logansport and the South Bend telephone systems, the 
Tri-State Trust Company, the Fort Wayne Trust Com- 
pany, the Commercial Land and Improvement Company 
and many other concerns. He has acted almost continu- 
ously for ten years as superintendent of the Wayne 
Street ;Methodisf Sunday Schucil. 




:. A. Asterliii. was and has been the 
Nickel Plate Railroad. He has obeyed the orders uf nu 
cither boss, yielded service to no other employer. Since 
he was i8 years of age he has been in its continuous 
service, and when it is stated that he was born at 
MonroeviUe, Ohio, during the last month of 1869, the 
length of time he has been with the company and his 
age at the present time will not be difficult to compute. 

Immediately after leaving the public schonK at liille- 
vue, Ohio, to which place he went with hi^ p,ii< ni-. 
when he was a toddling infant, he took empli'Miuiii 
with the Nickel Plate in his home town as I le-iee 
smasher. He •■smashed" trunks so adeptl\ iiiil ilie 
company soon made him a caller of the tram .re\^s ti 
Bellevue and afterwards clerk in the yards. All these 
promotions came to him within a year. Then he went 
into the freight office as a clerk and before he was 
twenty-four years of age. May 28, 1893, he was ap- 
pointed ticket agent for the company at Bellevue, his 
commission coming to him on the day the Nickel Plate 
opened through service to Boston and New York, 

Five years .afterward, on November 8. 1898, he was 
appointed traveling passenger agent for the ^rnniMnN 
and he came to Fort Wayne, this city being the 1,. .m,,, 
of his offices and he.adquarters. His jurisdictmn is(.\ei 
the company's lines from Chicago to Cleveland. In 

went up the ladder on merit rounds. Efficient, energetic, 
ahv.iys courteous in official duties. Mr. Asterlin makes 
friends and retains them. Although this city has been 
his home but a few years, he is well known. He is a 
Mason and a member of the Commercial Club. 


FOR ntMriy .1 sc(.re iif years, Mr. H.iuss has b«-ii 
making it warm for the people of Fort Wayne. 
He installs hot water heating plants, does steam fitting 
and otherwise helps to drive the cold from the interior 
of our homes and olfices and shops. 

And. tno. he's the man who introduced the ordinance 
in the citv coun>:il which makes it warm for the coal 
man who doesn't deliver two thousand pounds when a 
ton is ordered, and thus he helps to make it warmer for 
the purchaser in proportion to the amount of money 
e.xpended. This ordinance provides that the driver of 

the cal J J ill .!i ill meander hack to the scales and 
weish III Im I ii ii-ist on it. If it is short, the 
dealer i; ■ i. - iiil out the load to its proper 

proportiiMi^ liii mi:-i -land the cost of weighing and 
lost time, while, if the original load is of full weight the 
purchaser must pay the costs. Quite a sensible idea, 
don't you think? Mr. Hauss picked up this idea, no 
doubt, while discussing the heating problem with his 

Mr. Hauss has always been a resident of Fort 
Wayne and is one of the city's successful business 
men. That he is not a prophet without honor in his 
own country was shown when his neighbors of the 
Fourth ward selected him to represent them in the city 
council. It was a Republican year, too. He is a life- 
long Democrat, and was chosen in the spring of 190? as 
a member of that body. 

Mr. Hauss learned his business through a long 
association with A. Hattersley & Sons — eighteen years 
in all. A year and a half ago he launched out for him- 
self, and since then has been as busy as the proverbial 


F \ou should isk Dr Barnett th)s L|uesti( 
would \ou nther do or gn hiintint, lit 
t the top Dflii ri 1 'ill 


ml recounting Old base 

1 line ball Anson 


tiistbillup 1 was in 

II u called the carriage 

!'™"!\ li 

llMl 1 

I 1 ut iround us to i lew 

II « m Ml hii,h in the air that 

mil Mid then it came down 

a\ i\ cm 

1 1 MinJ 

til. iriiii,es It seemed is 

1 1 III 1 III 

le It 

1 il four long throws to get it 

to the di 


Although Doctor Birnett is 

the Kame 

he wil 

ne\ er succeed in gettin, the 

ut of him 


s there run or shine 

I the uttice ut m unde 
mpleted in the Fort 
« hence he wis grad- 


i catcliiiiK and disease a nuth. 

lie would make health 
The world would be 
1 sunshine and life and there would be a shuffling off 
■ this mortal coil only when the individual had ceased 
I be worth while. No other man in Fort Wayne takes 
keener interest in the health of the community; no 

s the 

-itli t 

r re:<uk 

in these days of cumpetitiun. but Dell has landed some 
big ones of late ; the demise of any of these policy hold- 
ers, making necessary the payment of their claims, 
would punch a large, irregular hole in the John Han- 
cock's bank account. 

Dell is a natural-born solicitor and has been remark- 
ably successful. His experience in the insurance busi- 
ness commenced wheii he took a position as assistant 
superintendent for the Prudential. He had come from 
Medina county, Ohio, the place of his birth, in 1891. and 
for a year and a half worked in the Hoosier shoe store 
for his uncle. O. B. Fitch. On leaving the .store, he took 
.1 business college course and then became connected 
with the Prudential. He then engaged in the business 
with another ageiic\, but lelt the wuik to speiid a cou- 
ple of years with M : 1:1 1 , m b;, 1 i I,, 1 1 i..l,,-i,r.:r buM- 
ness. In 1898, b.', .. h ■ r i- : mli ■ 1 u. ■ n.- 

formed the firm 1^1 >!'.!■ i m 1 ih ■ 

Hartnett agenc> a.i | ;,i Im- 1 h. 11 i\ . hi. rnriu' 
attention to the life insurance end c,f the business, but 
now he'll talk fire insurance or real estate with any to 
whom those topics are agreeable. 

He is an Elk. a Knight of a member of the 
Anth.iny Wayne Club and of the Nocturne So;ietv. 


T"ll|- lithu t 1 nr\ 1 ml 
1 r It Wa\iu It w IS 1 I In 

11 « IS , ] I .ii^pr t 

Larr\ t<i be one uf the t.rst 

ttl 1 s hi- 1 111 

ariiund for sdiiie other wiv ot 

tlll^ 1 1 1 lit- 1 He 

t.mnd It He le.ime one of th 

irl St It ilers i 

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11 U IS 1 111 11 111 1 1 

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1 111, Ih 1 . 1 1 

\ m h \\e\iT h' doesfit gi 

I luu h i.t.mi 11 t 

th 1 v 1 uiJof his affaiis Aii 

lit itilehisittentionamlheis; 

rti iil\ irr e 1 i\\ i\ 

«ithtliem-iiill\ thim 

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slii-l iiiil Ills Ihi luh lint 1 1 

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then tiansit-i 

the i,ea\e\ 1 

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emploxed as i i i 1 

irs Itwisiniiiui 

ness and devoted his 

efforts to^r It'll III - ^ III 

it the best hnes of 

SNheels tl, 1 1 1 1 11 

the automobile Mr 

1 s 11 « ,s «ellin- 

111' 1 1 u 

11 1] 1 itel 

athlete floods 111 thi pisent \e 

ir the Rindill Motor 

Cir Compinv was incorporated 

Mr Rand III is the 

setretar\ ind raamijer of lioth Lon 




hody in Fort Wayne — and f 

things for sale. Sick people have no use for the things 
he makes and sells. To increase and preserve his patron- 

system, 1,1, i,., I , — , I ■ ■ , 
people a water still whiji i. ;: • ■ 

course, he doesn't Jn tills w ti ,;,- , , ,., . 

hecause he has to p.i> lui iliuiii ii.ui,.Lli. lut ii. Jul . 
claim that in view of the necessity of pure drinking 
water, it would be impossible for you to spend your 
money in any more advantageous way. Perhaps you 
would like to ask him about it. 

Mr. Johns was born in Fort Wayne and has always 
lived here. He received his education from the public 
schools and the Methodist College. Then he entered 
the harness store of his father, who had been a resident 
of Fort Wayne since 1837 when he came here from 
Pennsylvania. In 1S74. the business had increased to 
large proportions, and it was decided to devote the 
energies of the firm to a wholesaling business. The 
father continued as a member of the firm until 1S84, 
since which time Mr. Johns has been alone in the enter- 
prise. The business is housed in one of the finest 



,vn IS when He opens a pail ut Iresh oys- 
ters at the wliolesale grocery house of the F. P. Wilt 
Company. He is from Baltimore. He usually lets some- 
one else handle the oysters, however, and. as they are 
on the market during only eight months of the year, he 
is generally found in a happy, contented frame of mind. 
Even a load lil<e that in the sketch doesn't seem to 
weigh him down. Don't you think he looks happy? 
As we have remarked. Mr. Dorsey was born in Bal- 

of his adoption. 

He got so accustomed to prepann 

seventeen, he naturally drifted ml 
wholesale grocery house. The (iriii 
came connected was Evans. Perfect 
A. H. Perfect, now of Fort Wayne, w 
concern, and when he came to this cit 

) engage in 

grocery trade enables hiii 



iilroaJ He stiikt-. th ili i^ lulit ii tli 
evet\ time Mr NeUon s 1 us I i h , I i n in 1 1 
of d ishes and Jots— mostlv dislifs— . \u MTi^elw 1 1 
to ietrn telei;rapli\ when he u is a hm 

He IS the \ke-preMdent and general nnnai;ero 
Fort Wi\ne \ southwestern TraLtion Company 
this doesn t tell milJl of whit he h is done for the ^ 
of electric railwi\ buildin_ m i i 1 

Born in DeKalh countv h 
from home and thus de\ el i 

life Before he was fifteen he I e^ m riilr 1 1 luis; b\ 
r\ ing w ater for and brushing the mosquitoes off a 
struLtion gang on the Baltimore & Oliio right of ' 
Then he learned telegrapln it t- U> rlon ohiu 

^t the HKeptmn of the t 
in and built the first toll I i 1 

In 1885 he Lonnected liiiiis 1 \ th 1 

Champaign. Illinois, in the e\ttns 
elei-tri.. lighting gas and water woiks 1 1 1 i 1 1 
railroads Lighting and water s\ stem \ t r 
structed at Champaign and Urlian i and 1 it 1 1 i line between the two ..ities was bought m I 
\ erted into an electric connection 

L Iter, the Mi.Kinle\ svndicite as it is km w 1 
Mr Nelson as the active 111 III 1 i. hisri i 1 


Ouinc\. II 


s in the operatu 
oterested lies in tl 
iiged ' polK> Willi 

^ "'^"^2^1 


A FEW >ears ago. wlien tl.f toboggan era; 
J\ over till- country, thev used to dt-scnl.t- i 


t the : 

the country: "Zip. and walk tifty-nine miles." 

Fay Randall is perhaps the most enthusiastic follower 
of this latest pastime. The sketch shows him illus- 
trating the latter part of the above quoted phrase. The 


t \s'hen the autoiiiobik- 
hfcomea generation of 
■ 'u\d ride and thus be 
I .ly says he sees no 

lide-awake real estate 
t in the country a good 
farm lands to prospect- 


Mr. Randall was imrii jii hm W.iMir m i.--:-. Hi- 
secured his early education linm iiir public scliooh aiul 
went to New York City to eiitc-i tin- H.ilscy CollcKiali- 
School. He graduated in iSyr. but remained to take a 
post-graduate course the following year. Returning 
home in 1899. he opened his real estate and loan office. 
He is the president of the Randall Wheel Company, 
president of the Randall Motor Car Company, is in- 
terested in Indiana .lil. and is a director in llinv oil 



I'lt stuck up. although thf \ k-w iiun I-m.1 \ mi tn i.,-1ic\ r 
that he is. He is simply fullnu in^ ihr aisttim whicli 
pre\a'led for centuries of makini^ i^n.clani.itions Irmii 
the house-top. The Mussulman proclaims thush-, hut 
Gene isn't maldng any such announcement as his 
heathen friend does. He is simply telhuK you that the 
house under his shoes is for sale. 

Gene is a member of the wide-awake insurance and 
real estate firm of Monroe W. Fitch & Sons. He is a 
hustler and has been on the move ever since he was 
turned loose on a two hundred and fifty acre farm in 
Ohio. He spent twenty years of his life on this farm, 
where he helped his father and brother in the raising of 
tine liorses and conducted a large dairy and cheese 
factory. His physical culture treatment in those days 
consisted of a five-mile walk to the high school at 
Medina. The year 1892 found him in Fort Wayne. 
After taking a business course, he engaged in the 
insurance and real estate business with his father and 
brother, the firm being known as Monroe W. Fitch & 
Sons. This was in 1898. 

Then, after helping to get things running smonthh . 
I itiie packed his telescope one day he hied hiiii, h 1.. 
I il>lahoma and drew one hundred and si.\ty .ki- - <! 
land in Uncle Sam's lutter\': he st.iyed there two >.mis 

arul tall'' I iii-.iii 1:1 . -11 i -,.[ull\- to the people of 



dispnsii! , .>t !;:-.■ iM II ti i III' i i . I, a lid has been a busy 
boy e\er since. He gi\es most of his time to the real 
estate branch of the business, but never forgets to 
remind people that his firm not only sells the earth but 
insures everythinii nn it. 



y. His uwn apparatus for luokinsthrou^h 
folks helped us to getthe latter picture. Unlike the fads 
of others, the doctor's fad is closely connected with his 
profession ; in fact its an important part of it. While 
attending to his extensive duties he has found time to 
Ueep up with every improvement which has followed the 
Roentgen discovery, and probably few physicians have 
kept .so fully informed on the X-ray subject. 

Doc'.or Deming was born in Danbury, Connecticut. 
andlivfd then- until he was fourteen, having attended 
thi' s hi, I, -I h ^ liitive city. Going to New York. 

\ , i!.' 'p to entering college, he enrolled 

111 111- ll.ji,.:!!^ '■■_uiiiinr School at New Haven. Con- 
necticut. He subsequently entered Yale University and 
graduated from that great seat of learning in iSoo. 

It was after securing this general foundation, that he 
began his medical studies, at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, in New York, which is the medical de- 
partment of Columbia University, and graduated three 

Tlu- pidficiency shown during his school days at once 
ci.iiiiiuiul.J liim to attention which came in the form of 
.111 (j|>i>niniiiR-iit as a resident physician to the city hos- 
pital ni New York. At this time, also, he did special 
wnrk w itli I'ruf . T. M. Prudden and filled various de.spen- 
s:ny .ippi'intments. He is a member of the American 
Medical A'^sociation and the Tri-State and the Allen 
County Medical Societies. 

For eight years he has been a leading physici.m uf 
this city. 


HtRL u.- .see 
we see Myi 

mportant I inch 
Howe er from th 
n h b asso ates 
1 s f rst da> s wo 

M Do vn ng 

Fo t Wi ne n 8i 
nt the Bu 1 eye 
f le n nt. from 

tl f f t 

■on downing a good-sized cracker. He 
Id ha e plant of th s sort whetl er 
one of tl ese quee shaped F \ a I 
lok nt; for a sni} I e II tell ou vhere 
em fre h fron tl e o en 
vas recently ele atcd to the po t o 
! Fox bake vl h now ne t tl e 
s of the Nat onal B s u t C mp 
s new ele t on he never 1 k d 
an\ n ore than he d t when 1 
1 there e enteen yea s ago 
fra t onal p rt as mj o tEnt 

was born at Sandusky but a ne to 
> when f e years old He vent back 
state long en ugl to al sorb a supi 1> 

cond ted 1 L u Fox \ B othe d f ca 
one ot the mo t p ; lar travel ng sale men to e tl e 
terr tory of an lo al house Tl us 1 e ont nued unt 1 
tl e bus ness vas al sorbed b the Un ted St te Bal ni. 
Company, now the National Biscuit Company. He was 
Ihen made manager of the sales department and assist- 
ant manager of the plant. More recently his worth has 
been recognized by his promotion to the position of 

Mr. Downing is a Mason and an Elk and a member 
of the Anthony Wayne Club, of which latter he was 
one "I the nrie,inal stockholders. 


PEOPLE get ashes frnm furnaces. The\ als,, uet 
furnaces from Ash's. It is necessan tn t.ike the 
ashes from the furnaces, but it isn't necessan h,,.- 
furnaces from Ash's. However, a very large num! .1 .1 1, 

and there's a reason for it. Mr. Ash has the 

of being one of the best informed men in the state on tiie 
question of hot-air heating, and that's why. 

Mr. Ash was reared on a farm near Walpole, New 
Hampshire He .ilua\s remembered how cold it was in 
tliH^ I 1 li w IT ^ ,111 New England. The pinhlfin 
"I I M-l>itten ears came e.irly m In, 

I I ,iJ zephyrs swept down III. Ill 111- 


So i 

that he should drift into the hot-air business. 

He left the east and settled in Cincinnati, where, 
from i8si> to i8on, he learned the tinners' trade. In the 
latter year he came to Fort Wayne. Here he opened a 
tinware store, and took in E. Agnew as a partner. They 
continued for five years, when Mr. Agnew sold his 
interest to Fred H. McCulloch. At the e.xpiration of 
three years Mr. Ash gave up his business and sold to 
his partner in order to travel 1 
on the road two years, but returned 
business on a larger scale. On the ist of August. 1S71. 
he opened his wholesale .ind retail establishment, carry- 
ing furnaces, stoves and tinware. By close attention 
and untiring energy he has alwaxs had a splendid 

Mr. .^sh has done a good deal to bring comfort into 
the homes of Fort Wayne. It is only when the mercury 
creeps down and tries to get out of the cold into the bulb 
that people begin to appreciate their good fortune in 
having secured the proper kind of a furnace, installed 
by a man who knows his business and does it well. 



Mr. Co 

oideJ it. .AvoiJed vihat? Well, in the 
first place, he couldn't ha\e helped being a lawyer, even 
if he had striven with might and main to be sumething 
else. Sever.ll lit the ance' Ciilencks were distins- 

Uished l,iu V.I,. II I li , III. I .. |....Mi..|, were 

■ gen 

voided I 

of the I 

And then, secondly, he couldn't 
fighter even if he had tried still harder to escape that 
trait. And why? Simply because that characteristic 
came hand in hand with the other. His sraiullatlier. a 
distinguished Irish patriot, fought with Rnheit Emm t 
in his great struggle for the liberation of IreljiKi. Tin, 
trait has been handed down til III. r.i, I i , .,i i.,,i,n 
and Henry got his share. It i ': i -■ . m 

principle which he believes IS \M. II iiiii Wi 1..1.11I. 
displays his title to the oft-api I: 1 .; 1 1 i' .: lli 
Little Giant." 

Mr. Colerick was born in Fort Wayne 111 1847. and 
has lived here continuously. He began his legal practice 
in 1872 and has been a prominent figure ever since. 

For fourteen years, beginning with 1877, he was the 
city attorney of Fort Wayne. His early practice was 
applied chiefly to criminal law cases and he has partici- 
pated as counsel in thirty-nine murder trials — a remark- 
able record. 

His prominence in Democratic ranks is illustrated by 
the statement that he was a delegate to the national 
conventions of 1884. 1896. 1900 and 1904. 

In nineteen years he has missed attendance at onl\- 
one state convention — then he was ill. 

Mr Colerick is an orator of the strenuous type and 
uliiii.ver he thinks comes out in the shape of verbal 
hiiw.irUs and he isn't at all partictular where the 
~|. Ill, land. The only thing to do is to dodge. How- 
I'M't i.iiK the guilty are scorched. 


Aiken. John H. 
Alderman, Frank 
Alter, Albert C. 
Angell, Byron D. 
Archer, Charles E. 
Ash, Fred H. 
Ash, Henry J. . 
Asterlin, Charles A. 
Aurentz, Angustns C. 
Baade. William C. 
Baker, .Samuel li. 
Ballon, William N. 
BarnL-tl, Charles K. 
Barnett, Walter W. 
Barrett, James M. 
Bash, Charles S. 
Bash, Daniel F. 
Bayer, Coony. 
Beadell, Henry . 
Beadell, Nat 
Beahler, John E. 
Bechtel, Sylvanus B. 
Beck, Louis M. . 
Beck, William P. 
Beers, George W. 
Belot, Frank J. . 
Berghoff, Henry C. 
Berghoff, Hubert 
Bicknell, Clarence F. 
Blitz, Maximillian J. 

Boerger, Gustav W. 
Bohne, Fredrick H. 
Bond, Charles E. 
Borgman, William F 
Bowser, Sylvanus F. 
Bradley, Robert A. 
Breen, William P. 
Bresnahan, Thomas 
Brosius, Jesse 
Bruder. August 
Bulson, Albert K., J 
Bursley, Joseph A. 
Carroll, Albert E. 
Centlivre, Louis A. 
Cleary, Martin J. 
Colerick, Henry 
Cook, Ernest W. 
Coombs, Edmund H 
Cooper, William P. 
Coverdale, Asahel S. 
Craw, Edward L. 
Cressler, Alfred D. 
Cressler, Alfred M. 
Culbertson, Frank V 
Curdes, Louis F. 
Davis, E. Gregg 
Dawson, Ronald 
Deming, Nelson L. 
DeWald, George L. 
DeWald, Robert W. 

Dorsey Albert F. 
Doud, Wallace E. 
Dougall, Allan H. 
Dougall, John T. 
Doughman, Newton D 
Douglass, William V. 
Downing, Myron 
Dreibelbiss, John 
Dreibelbiss, Robert B. 
Dunkelberg, Charle 
Eckert, David S. 
Edgerton, Clement W. 
Edmunds, Frank W. 
Eggemann, John W. . 
Ehrman, Edward J. 
Emrick, Franklin 

Felger, Henry G. 
Ferguson, John . 
Fisher, Robert J. 
Fitch, Charles B. 
Fitch, Delmer C. 
Fitch, Eugene M. 
Fitch, Monroe W. 
Fitch, Otis B. 
Fletcher, Harry P. 
Foster, David N. 
Foster, Samuel M. 
Fox, Josejih V. . 

Fox, Louis . 
Fox, Robert L. . 
Freeman, Henry R. 
Funk, Jacob 
Garrison, Frank R. 
Geake, William . 
Geake, William C. 
Gesanian, Elmus R. 
Gilbert, Newton W. 
Gillett, Charles M. 
Gordon, Peter 
Gorsline, Homer A. 
Graeter, William F. 
Graves, Charles E. 
Green, Dallas F. 
Griffin, William M. 
Gross, W. Otto . 
Guild, Charles G. 

Hackett, Edward A. K 
Hamilton, Allen . 
Hanna, Robert B. 
Harper, James B. 
Hauss, Daniel F. 
Hazzard, Al. 
Heaton, Benjamin F 
Heaton, Owen N. 
Heine, Gottlieb H. 
Hench, Samuel M. 
Hoefel, Emil M. 
Hoffman, Edward G 
Hofmann, G. Max 



Hulburd, Loyal P. 
Hull. Lewis (). . 
Hunter. L. C. . 
Hunting, Fred. .S. 
Jcnkinson, Willian 
Johns. Alfred L. 
Johnson. William 
Jones, Maurice L. 
Kaough, William 
Karn, Samuel A. 
Kee.qan. Hugh G. 
Keil. Luther H. . 
Kemp. Martin W. 
Keplinger, Harry 
Knight, Asa L. 
Landenberger, John M 
Lane, Charles R. 
Law^ou. William 
Learmonth Robert 

l,eedv, Wi 


Leonard. Hlmer 
Leonard. Wilmer 
I.ennart, William J. 
Leslie, Gaylord M. 
Li.ghtfoot, Frank S. 
Loesch, George H. 
Logan, Thomas J. 
McCuUoch, Charles 
McCulloch, J. Ross 
McDonald, Emraett H 
McDonald, Patrick J 
McKay, James M. 

McKee, George W. 
Macbeth. Albert H. 
Mahurin, Marshall 
Mautner, Isadore 
Melching, Albert E 
Millard, Robert 
Miller, Edward C. 
Mills, Charles M. 
Mills, Glen W. . 
Miner, Charles W. 
Moellering, Henry F. 
Moellering, William F 
Moellering, William L 
Mohr, John, Jr. 
Morris, John, Jr. 
Morris, Samuel L. 
Morris, Stephen 
Mossman, Paul . 
Mossman, William E. 
Myers, William F. 
Nelson, Samuel L. 
Nieschang, Charles C 
Ninde, Daniel B. 
Olds, Charles L. 
Olds, Percy 
Olds, Walter 
Orr, Charles W. 
Orr, Joseph Henry 
Ortlieb, F. William 
O'Ryan, John J. 
Page, William D. 
Pape, Charles G. 
Parrot, George J. 

Peltier, James C. 
Perfect, Arthur 11. 
Perfect, Harry A. 
Perrey, Ed 
Perrine, Van B. 
Pfeiffer, John N. 
Pickard, Harr\ K. 
Pickard, Peter E. 
Pidgeon, Charles T. 
Pixley, George W. 
Rabus, Gustave A. 
Randall, Alfred L. 
Randall, Fay P. 
Randall, Frank M 
Randall, Perry A. 
Ranke, William F. 
Rastetter, William C. 
Rawlins, Charles H. 
Reuss, John B. 
Riedel, John M. V.. 
Robinson, James M. 
Rockhill, Wright W. 
Roggen, A. 
Rolf, Herman I.. 
Roniy, Robert L. 
Rurode, Ernest C. 
Sale, John W. . 
Scherer, Henry P. 
•Schlatter, Christian C 
Schmidt, August M. 

Seavey, Walter R. 
Seemeyer, Theodore G 
Shambaugh, William I 
Sharp, Lewis P. 
Sienion, Herman T. 
Sniith, Joseph L. 
Smyser, Peter D. 
Somers, Herbert h. 
Sommers, Harry W. J 
Snook, Tom 
Staples, Thomas L. 
Staub, Alex H. . 
Strawbridge, Charles 1 
Stouder, Frank E. 
,Stout, George W. 
Study, Justin N. 
Stults, Joseph K. 
Sullivan, Joseph A. 


Thieme, Theodore 
Thompson. R. C,. 
Tillo, Charles I). 
Tolan, Frank C. 
Trier, George F. 
lilrey, Lew V. . 
Urbahns, F, Willi: 

Vesey, William J. 
Viberg, Russelles S. 
Walter, Amos R. 
Weatherhogg, Charlc 
Wells, William S. 
Wlleelook, Kent K. 


White, John W. 

Wolf, Sam 
Wood, James J. 
Wooil, Sol A. 
Woodworlh, Charles 
Worden, Charles IL 
Wynant, Wilbur 
Wynegar, Eugene 
Vaple, Carl 
Yarnelle, Edward F. 
Yarnelle, E. Ralph 
Young, Jesse H. 
dollars, Allen