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INDIANAPOLIS. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 21, 1902 TEN PAGES.
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HUES MAY RESIGN
in: objects to the army staff
II Cone; AM Z AT I OX 31 E A S L R E,
And Declares Hint If It Become Law
He Will ot Remain at Head of
the Military Forcen.
STATEMENT BEFORE SENATORS
HC SAYS SECTION T OF THE HILL
"WOULD WRECK THE ARMY.
Also Asserts It Has Been Framed In
the Interest of Pets of Secretary
Root and Gen. Corhln.
SURPRISE IN ARMY CIRCLES
CEX. MILKS POSSIRLV LIAI1LE TO
He Snys. Hoirever, the Report of Ills
Testimony Was Inaccnrnte nnd
WASHINGTON. March 20.-Gen. Nelson
A. Miles to-day told the Senate committee
on military affairs that if the bill intro
duced by Senator Hawley at the Instance of
ti e War Department for the organization of
a general staff of th army should become
a. law he would decline to longer hold his
commission. The reason he gave for the
statement is that the bill is utterly sub
versive of the interests of the military es
tablishment, ami he said he would not be a
party to such a proceeding to the extent
even of continuing to hold his place.
The statement was made in the course of
a prolonged hearing by the committee,
which was conducted behind closed doors,
and In which General Miles touched on a
variety of subjects connected with the
army. The portion of the bill to which he
directed his especial criticism is that con
tained In Section 7, reading as follows:
"That from and after the passage of this
act the senior general officer of the army
shall be assigned to command such portion
of the army as the President may direct, or
be detailed to duty in the general staff
corps. All duties prescribed by law for the
commanding general of the army shall be
performed by the chief of general staff or
other general officer designated by the sec
retary of war: Provided, that so long as the
present lieutenant general of the army con
tinues on the active list he shall be the
, chief of the general staff, and upon the sep-
oration from active service of the .aid lieu
tenant general of the army said office, ex-
rpt. as herein provided, shall cease and de
termine." General Miles said that if this provision
lhall become a law it would have the
tffect Jf destroying the unity of the army
md he read numerous authorities, including
Kapoleon, Wellington. Washington, Cass
ind Grant to show the necessity of having
one head to the army and of controlling au
thority. Ills own experience and observa
tion had. he said, had the effect of confirm
ing these view?, and he gave an illustration
of its beneficial effect In time of emergency.
Instancing the beginning of the war with
HIS ORDER TO SHAFTER.
"I heard at midnight." he said, "that the
Spanish fleet had been located definitely at
Santiago, and I hastened to the home of
Secretary Long, where the news was con
firmed. Shafter was then at Tampa and I
sat down there, in the secretary's house,
and cvrote a dispatch directing him to start
immediately for Santiago, with the result
that the army was soon on its way to the
roint whre Its presence was needed. Sup
pose.' he added, exhibiting the message
which he had sent to General Shafter. "I
had been compelled to. get around to a
rtpxeii or more majors, as many colonel?,
and any number of generals constituting a
Then he added that in all probability the
senior general of the army would not. under
the provision he had quoted, have been In
position to do anything, and he called at
tention to the clause relieving him (the
sen'.or general of command and making It
possible for any other officer to be appoint
ed. He declared that under Section 7 it
would be competent to one day promote a
captain to the position of brigadier and the
next day make him chief of staff, thus
practically placing a captain at the head of
the army. Warming up somewhat, he as
serted that the bill was calculated to accom
plish no purpose except to allow the secre
tary of war and the adjutant general to
promote the) Interests of their personal fa
vorites. General Mile was questioned as to the
reasons for locating the American army of
occupation at Tampa and holding it there
so long, with the resulting congestion. Re
plying to the first question, he said that It
was because of the order to occupy Ha
vana. The delay was due. he said, to the
fact that the American army was supplied
with only sixty-four rounds of ammunition,
which would not have been sufficient for
more than half an hour of fighting. Con-
- sldering that Havana was one of the best
fortified cities in the world, he said that to
have attacked it would have been foolhardy
in the extreme. He declined, however, to
criticise the then secretary of war. General
Alger, for the condition of affairs, saying
that probably any one else In the position
would have done about what he did. lie
laid the general blame for this condition of
unpreoaredness at the door of Congress. In
the course of his remarks General Miles
told the committee, in confidence, that with
the bill a law he could now name the men
who would hold the places of honor pro
vided under it. but the committee did not
ask for the names.
sf:crktary roots statement.
The printed report of the testimony of
Secretary Root before the military commit
too on this bill was made public to-day. In
hia statement the secretary said that the
general staff of the army as it Is proposed
to organize it under this bill would be
pimply an advisory board, and that its prin
cipal duty would be that of an advisory
board. "It proposes." he said, "to create by
detail from the officers of the army a body
of officers who shall be charged, in the
first place, with the duty of doing the mili
tary thinking, of doing what the navy has
a board engaged in now. and what we
ought to have in the army and have not
to-d.iy. The primary Idea Is not to give
orders. It is to udy and prepare plans
for the men who shall give the orders."
Asked as to the place the oommander-in-
chlf would occupy with reference to this
board, the secretary replied that he would
accept plans made by the board or not. as
he might please. The secretary continued
as follows: "The plan of the bill Is to have
the chief of staff selected by the President
as commander-in-chief, and to have it de
till so that he will come in with the Presi
dent and go out with the President."
Senator Hate Do 1 understand that there
1 a limit to their power, s?o that they will
rot interfere ith the lieutenant general?
Secretary Root The proposition is to
Irtve the lieutenant general to decide.
As to the work of this character during
the wer with Spain Secretary Hoot said:
That work was done during the Spanish
war practically by the gentlemen In the
adjutant general's office. Hut how did they
have to do It? Each man was at his desk,
having routine duties whih were pressing
upon him enough for two men to do, and
it, vss only by working day and night, with
the halls thronged and crowded with people
who were pressing with ten thousand
things having nothing to do with the really
important duties they were performing,
that they were able to do these things that
ousjht to have been put in the hands of men
who had nothing ele whatever to do. If
we had not had an adjutant general with
the strength of ten men. with a wonderful
physique and extraordinary executive ca
pacity, the whole system would have been
broken down absolutely. You cannot de
pend on having such men." He also said
that such a board would be of great assist
ance to the secretary of war.
"I want to say." he went on. "that I be
lieve that with the organization as it was
at the outbreak of the war with Spain, and
is now, the outbreak of any war would ir
retrievably ruin any man who was secre
tary of war. I think the organization is
such that it is impossible that successful
results shall be produced until they have
been worked out by most painful and ex
pensive experience. They will come in time,
because the American people will get up a
Jury-rigged, extempore organization which
will be adapted to the circumstances, but
you will not have had forethought and pro
vision and prearrangement and an under
standing of what was going to be done un
less you get a different organization in time
DKXinn MY MILES.
The Gfnernl Smyn III Attitude IIa
WASHINGTON. March 20. The news of
General MUes's statements to-day before
the military committee of the Senate ex
cited great interest at the War Department
when it became known there late in the
day. There was a very general inquiry as
to whether by passing the criticisms upon
various officials, as reported In the press,
General Miles had not exposed himself to
disciplinary treatment. The answer to this
must be based on the exact amount of priv
ilege which attaches to testimony given
before a committee of Congress. This
question arose last week in the course of
General Hughes's testimony before the
Senate Philippine committee when the
(CONTI NED ON PAGE 4. COL. 7.)
AMAZEMENT IN BRITAIN
LATKST PHASE OF THR TOBACCO
TRUST'S WAR CAUSED SURPRISE.
American Company Uns Promised tit
Gl tp Millions to Its Consumers
if They liny Its Goods.
LONDON, March 20.-Ogdcn's (limited),
as the local representatives of the Ameri
can Tobacco Company, to-day gave notice
of their intention to give their entire net
profit and 200,000 yearly for the next four
years as a bonus to their customers. As
cabled March IS, the Imperial Tobacco
Company (the British tobacco combine) had
issued a circular offering largo bonuses to
its customers who would undertake not to
sell American goods for a term of years.
This is the American reply to the Imperial
Tobacco Company's attempt to boycott
American goods. In a circular, Ogdens
(limited) point out that the Imperial To
bacco Company's offer to distribute a
bonus amounting to JCoO.ooQ cannot be com
pared with the bonus the retailers will re
ceive if they continue to trade with the
Ogdens (limited) to-day sent out 10.000
telegrams from their Liverpool headquar
ters, carrying the announcement of their
offer to every tobacco tradesman in Eng
land. The fact that Ogdens business In
1300 amounted to nearly 9o6.000 Indicates
the enormity of the sum they are expected
to expend in bonuses. The London tobac
conists immediately called a meeting for
to-morrow to consider their future action.
The American Tobacco Company's bonus
scheme is the sensation of the day In the
tobacco world of Great Britain. "Unpar
alleled:" "Stupendous!" "Amazing!" are a
few of the adjectives applied to this bomb
shell. The anti-monopoly role assumed by
the American side has brought them the
adherence of a number of influential re
tailers who were opposed to the Imperial
Tobacco Company's boycott, and already
one firm owning many stores in the me
tropolis has posted notices of its refusal to
exclude American goods.
LOOKS BAD FOR CASTRO
REVOLUTION' IN VENEZUELA IS SAID
TO BE SPREADING.
Rebel Steamer Bolivar Assisting the
Insnrsent Land Forces Pi
nances In Bad Shape.
WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacoa. March
20. The Venezuelan revolution, headed, by
General Matos, seems to be taking form.
Eight hundred revolutionists, under Gen
eral Fenalozo, are besieging Carupan, u
seaport town in the State of Bermudez,
and the revolutionists under General Mon
agas have surrounded Barcelona, the capi
tal of the State of Bermudez.
General Velutlni, the Venezuelan minister
of the interior, has been dispatched on a
special mission to Barcelona, but it is said
he will arrive there too late.
General Riera, who escaped the pursuit
of the Venezuelan government troops near
Cumarebo, in the State of Falcon, is march
ing in the direction of Tucacas, a seaport
town ' the State of Lara, which place Is to
be attacked on land by his troops, from the
sea by the revolutionary steamer Bolivar,
also known as the Libertalor.
The Venezjelan government is sending
troops to El Hatha to intercept General
Riera and, prevent the junction of his troops
with the revolutionists in the Rarqulslmeto
district. It is reported that General Ro
landa has landed at Maturin, in the State
The revolutionists have cut the cable at
Barcelona, and. consequently, the Venezue
lan government is without news from Ca-
The situation is said to be critical for
President Castro. The Venezuelan fleet Is
not In condition to pursue the Bolivar and
the plans of President i 'astro to capture her
have failed. The Bolivar was at PIritu.
State of Bermudez. March 12. and during
the night of March 13 she was off this
island and March 14 she was off Cro. in the
State of Falcon. General Sturke. the pres
ident of the State of Gunare, has been with
his staff taken prisoner by the revolution
ists under General Solagnl.
The financial state of affairs In Venezuela
Is as bad as the political situation in that
country. The government clerks have not
been paid for six months and coffee Is un
salable. Well Treated by Rebel.
PANAMA, Colcmbia. March 20. Some
fifty officers and soldiers, remnants of the
government forces engaged recently at
Agua Dulce, and who were taken prisoners
by the revolutionists, arrived here to-day.
They report having been generously treated
by the revolutionary leader. General Her
rera, and that tho revolutionists have pro
ceeded in the direction of Chiriqul.
The United States cruiser Philadelphia
arrived here yesterday evening at 5 o'clock.
She left Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 10.
Silver Service for the Alabama.
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. March 20. The
Alabama, battleship silver service commis
sion has closed the fund and will use the
money ($3.00)) to purchase a sliver service
for" the battleship Alabama.
APPARENTLY AND POLITICALLY MARCH WILL
CRTJM PACKER BIMr
I have the rake, I'll dig
TO BE BURIED FOR AYE
NO MORE SCHLEI iTROVERSY AG
ITATION AT WASHINGTON.
Representative "Watson's Subcommit
tee Has Deelded to Shelve All
Resolutions and Bills.
DEMO CK ATS WITH "BAR'LS'
CABLE TO HUN THE COTVOrtKSSIO AI
And Tammany' Nixon to Hold the
Fnrse Both Said to Re XV.
J. Bryan's Friends.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, March 20. The Schley
incident was permanently ended in the
Senate yesterday when Rear Admiral
Crowlnshleld was confirmed, and a move
was made in the House naval affairs com
mittee this afternoon to forever end the
agitation there. The subcommittee on or
ganization, rank and pay of the naval com
mittee to-day made its report to the full
committee on the various Schley resolu
tions which have been proposed and re
ferred to the committee. There wer nine
of these resolutions and several bills. In
definite postponement of consideration of
all these is recommended. Unquestionably
this solution will be adopted by the House.
Representative Watson, who Is chairman
of the committee, among other things, says
In the report:
"The unfortunate controversy in connec
tion with the Santiago campaign has at
tracted wide public, attention and has been
the subject of four official inquiries and
investigations, namely, by President Mc
Kinley, by the United States Court of
Claims, by the naval court of inquiry,
asked for by Admiral Schley, and by Pres
ident Roosevelt, on appeal from the naval
court of inquiry. President Roosevelt con
cluded his finding in these words: 'In con
cluding their report the members of the
court of inquiry, Admirals Dewey, Benham
and Ramsey, united In stating that they
recommend that no further action be tak
en in the matter. With this recommenda
tion I most heartily concur. There Is no
excuse from either side for further agita
tion of this unhappy controversy. To keep
It alive would merely do damage to the
navy and the country." "
Mr. Watson states that the committee
thoroughly agrees with the recommenda
tions of President Roosevelt and recom
mends that there be no further considera
tion of the many bills presented. There is
no question the committee will accept this
report. It is possible a motion may be made
in the House demanding a report from the
committee, but in that case the request
would be referred to the committee and no
action be taken.
It is generally believed in Washington to
night that Ben T. Cable, a well-known Illi
nois politician, will be urged to accept the
chairmanship of the executive committee
of the Democratic congressional commit
tee and that the treasurership will be of
fered to Iewls T. Nixon, the new Tam
many leader. Cable Is an ex-representative,
and was an active worker among the
Democrats until 1'. when he became a
gold Democrat. He is a cousin of Tom L.
Johnson and is also associated with him in
a ttnaneial way. It is quite visible that the
movement for his selection was organized
ty Johnson, and was arranged by W. J.
Bryan, when he was here last week, the
latter being very much opposed to the
idea of turning the party organization over
to Gorman and Hill, leaving the West with
W. H. Elliott, commissioner of interior,
of Porto Rico, formerly of New Castle,
has been ordered to Washington to fur
nish the Interior department .with statis
tics about the lands of the Island. He
will arrive here March
The controller cf the currency to-day ap
proved the application of Mord Carter, of
Danville, Ind.. Nathan E. Hubbard, Wil
There comes the whole Democratic storm. Well, since
around a little nnd see what's hidden in these grounds.
liam C. Osborne, Thomas J. Coffer and
Cyrus Oabcrns to organize the First Na
tional Bank of Monroeville, Ind., with a
capital of I25.00O.
TWO NEGROES MURDERED.
Three More Renten Almost to roe ath
by White Men.
PADUCAH, Ky., March 20. Great excite
ment prevails at Madrid Bend, Ky., forty
miles belcw Hickman, on the Tennessee
line. Two negroes were killed by white
men and three horribly and probably fatal
ly beaten. Elijah Drake (colored), it Is
aPeged, wa caught stealing chickens nnd
was attacked by enraged whites, being
driven into the Mississippi river and shot
dead. The body floated to shore and the
white men made another negro tie a rope
around the neck and pull him out to deep
water. The white men then attacked four
other negroes living In the neighborhood
who, it was. alleged, were implicated. The
negroes showed fight, and in the melee
that followed Jim Stewart (colored) was
shot and instantly killed. The other three
negroes, whose names are not known, were
then beaten almost to death. There is
much fear of further trouble and the law
abiding citizens have asked the Governor
to offer a reward for the apprehension and
punishment of the murderers.
CHARGES AGAINST HO YOW
CHINESE CONSUL GENERAL ACCUSED
OP NEGLECT OF DUTY.
Brother-In-Larr of AVn Tingfang, Who
Has Fallen Under the 111 Will
of the Six Companies.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20. Grave
charges against Chinese Consul General
Ho Tow, designed also to inculpate Minis
tar Wu Tingfang, all under the seal of the
Six Companies, are on file In the Foreign
Offico at Peking, says the Chronicle this
morning. When Interviewed In regard to
the matter Ho Yow said: "Yes; the minister
has been Informed by the Foreign Office
that charges are on file and has telegraphed
me to investigate and learn their sources.
There are a number of charges, the great
est stress being laid on the allegation that
I am not conducting the fight against ex
clusion as aggressively as the complainants
think I should. Another charge is that I
am neglecting my official duties and not
protecting the interests and welfare of my
countrymen. We are informed by the For
eign Office that the charges bear the im
print of the Six Companies. I informed the
companies, and they at once entered a dis
claimer on their minutes, and that dis
claimer will be forwarded to the minister
and by him to the Foreign Office. I am in
formed that the signatures and imprint of
the companies are forgeries. It is quite
possible that the charges emanated from
disgruntled highbinders, incensed at the
efforts to stop their practices."
A prominent member of the Six Com
panies said: "We were informed that the
charges comprised twenty-eight articles.
One was the charge that a great deal of his
time was devoted to his racing stable, and
that his jockeys wore the national colors,
a yellow dragon jacket. The royal govern
ment will not permit this. Then there were
other charges of official and personal mis
conduct. The charges against the minister
were that he had previously !een notified
of all this, but had failed to call the consul
to account, and in that had shown neglect
of his duties." Minister Wu and Consul
General Ho Yow are brothers-in-law.
WASHINGTON. March 20. Wu Tingfang.
the Chinese minister, has been informed of
the preferring of charges against his
brother-in-law. Ho Yow, the Chinese consul
general at San Francisco, and has insti
tuted a searching investigation to learn the
facts. If the charges are sustained the
minister declares no ties of relationship will
block the administration of the full meas
ure of justice.
CAUSE FOR BRITISH ALARM.
Russia Loans Perniu Ten Million
Roubles nnd Gets n Concession.
LONDON. March 21. The Times under
stands that Persia has concluded an agree
ment with Russia under the terms of which
Persia is to get a loan of l),0oo,ouu roubles
and Is to give Russia a concession for a new
road' from Tabriz to Teheran.
GO OUT LIKE A LION.
TWO LOCAL OAS C03IPAXIES WRITE
TO CITY AUTHORITIES.
An Ordinance Providing; for 3Ietcr
Measurement Will He Intro
duced in Council.
THREAT MADE BY COMPANIES
UNLESS DEMAND IS MET THEY "WILL
WITHDRAW FROM FIELD.
Agreement Reached by Representa
tives of Roth Companies Last
Sommer Text of Letters.
The Indianapolis. City Council must pass
an ordinance providing for the consump
tion of gas by the meter system or the
Consumers' Gas Trust Company and the
Indianapolis Gas Company will go out of
the business. This Is the gist of communi
cations sent to Mayor Bookwalter and the
Council yesterday afternoon by the two
companies. The letters, which are in the
nature of petitions for an ordinance, are
lengthy and give In detail the reasons why
the two companies must operate under a
meter ordinance or give up their franchises.
The letter from the Consumers' Gas Trust
Company is signed by the trustees Henry
Schnull, II. H. Hanna, John H. Holliday
and John G. Williams, and by the direc
torsRobert N. Lamb, Henry Coburn, Fred
Fahnley, Nathan Morris, A. A. Barnes,
Henry Wetzel, Dement Lyman and John
P. Frenzel. The communication from the
Indianapolis Gas Company bears the signa
ture of F. S. Hastings, the president of
At the instance of the companies, whose
Interests are practically the same in the
matter at issue, an ordinance will be in
troduced in Council at the next meeting
providing that the use of meters shall be
made compulsory and that the companies
shall not charge more than 23 cents per
1,000 cubic feet for gas. It will provide
also that meters shall be furnished to con
sumers free of charge. The ordinance has
not been drawn as yet, and It is not known
by what councilman it will be Introduced.
John R. Pearson, of the Indianapolis com
pany, and Dement Lyman, of the Consum
ers' company, said last night that it would
be ready for the next meeting of Council
and would cover the requirements of both
PETITIONS SIMILAR IN FORM.
The petitions are similar in form and
argument with the exception that the one
of the Indianapolis Company makes the
direct statement that if relief is not pro
vided by Council within a reasonable time
the company will have to shut off Its In
dianapolis supply and take its goods to an
other market. The letter of the Consum
ers' Company declares that It will eventual
ly have to suspend operations unless the
meter system is made compulsory.
It is stated that the two companies
reached an agreement last August shortly
after the Indianapolis Gas Company sus
pended the payment of dividends. E. C.
Benedict, of New York, a director of the
Indianapolis Company, advised at that time
that the company refuse further to provide
gas for fuel purposes and transfer its sup
ply to the Chicago market, where better
protection would bo afforded It against
waste. It was reported at the same tlm
that Mr. Benedict made sweeping charges
against Indianapolis consumers, alleging
that they violated agreements and good
faith by boring mixers and generally wast
ing the supply. It is stated that John P.
Frenzel, of the Consumers' Gas Trust Com
pany, nad a conference with Mr. Benedict
Immediately after the former had advised
a withdrawal from this city and advised
that the Indianapolis Company continue la
business through the winter, and then when
spring came they should unite in an appeal
to the city authorities. Mr. Benedict con
sented. It is said, and the petitions are the
result of last summer's understanding.
The principal reason given in the letters
of both companies are that the expenses
have doubled, while the supply has de
creased to an alarming extent; that under
the present system of contracts there is
no way of providing against a waste of gas;
and that the experience of other cities has
shown that the meter system benefits the
consumer as well as the companies. The
Consumers Company puts the question
this way: "If the people of this c'ty,
through you as their representatives, de
cide that no gas is better than gas by free
meter measurement at 25 cents per 1,000
cubic feet, we, as their servants, will
necessarily be bound by your decision; and
whilst deeply regretting It, we cannot just
SUMS Ur SITUATION.
The Indianapolis Company sums the situa
tion up in the following sentences: "In
view of this condition of affairs tho com
pany has been forced to the determination
to go out of the natural gas business in
Indianapolis, which they have been advised
by counsel they have the right to do, un
lets prompt remedial legislation is ob
tained." Both letters urge that the requests
be acted on with all possible dispatch.
What the attitude of Council will be toward
the ordinance to be introduced Is largely a
matter of conjecture. Formerly many of
the present councilmen declared themselves
as opposed to meter ordinances; but the
rapid failure of the supply and the gradual
realiiatlon that perhaps there was far too
much waste of gas in this city under the
piesent system has led a number, it is be
lieved, to change front on the proposition.
The belief is not uncommon that while
there may be a hard fight the ordinance
has at least an even chance of getting
(CONTINUED ON PAGE 3, COL. 4.)
CRITICISED BY A JUDGE
TO VI IN 13 SAVINGS ASSOCIATION'
Minnesota Concern Whose Endless
Chain System of Liability Would
Eat Up the World's Wealth.
MINNEAPOLIS, March CO.-Judgc Mc-
Gee, in an order filed to-day, dissolved the
"Tontine Savings Association." The char
ter and articles of incorporation are de
clared forfeited. George P. Flannery, at
torney, has been appointed receiver and
directed to take charge of the company's
effects and convert them into cash.
The most interesting part of the order
is to be found in the memorandum. In
which the court waxes very sarcastic. Ac
cording to the memorandum, when the
present company was reorganized, on May
4, 1S9S, there was practically a deficit or
$23,520 from its predecessor. It has done
a tremendous business since then, but up
wards of 90 per cent, has been outside of
the State. Owing to the endless chain fea
tures of the company's plan the liability
grew each year. Up to Dec. 7, lJt, the
memorandum says, the deficit had in
creased in three years and peven months
and three days from 3,520 to fl.22.:.
Should the growth of the association con
tinue at the same ratio as during the past
three years the results will be simply im
mense. At a steady Increase of 60 per cent,
a year in eighteen years there would be
PO.OOO.OoO contracts in force, and the amount
necessary to redeem would be $18.0oo,OiV0.
In fifty years the whole wealth of the
world since the creation of Adam would be
wholly insufficient to redeem the contracts
which would be in force.
From Judge McGee's memorandum it ap
pears that the five directors of the asso
ciation, on a paid-up capital of only J2.750,
received In 1901 the sum of JSS.ono in. divi
dends, and $25,000 in the same way in the
first thirty-two days of 1W2. The investi
gation of the company's affairs was
brought about through inquiries made by
tne attorney general.
KNIGHTHOOD IN FLOWER
PYTIIIANS IX ALL THEIR POMP AND
TAJSOPLY AT CHICAGO.
Luncheon, Parade and Conferring of
the Decrees at the Col iaenm
Speech by Gen. Carnahnn.
CHICAGO, March 20. Knighthood flow
ered In i Chicago to-day with all the pomp
and panoply that mark the brotherhood of
chivalry and secret vows. It was the day
that had been set apart as one of jubilee
for all Knights of Pythias in the supreme
domain and 50.0-) members of the order
were in attendance. They poured into the
city from dawn until dusk, adorned with
badges or resplendent in trappings of gold
lace, plumes and swords. Prodigal of hand
shakes and cheery greetings, they thronged
the corridors of every appointed rendez
vous, marched through the streets behind
a score of bands and finally assembled at
the Coliseum in such numbers that thou
sands were turned away. Those that were
barred, from the hall of conclave gathered
All supreme and grand officers who had
been able to reach town in time were enter
tained at luncheon by Grand Chancellor
Charles E. Cushman in the Grand Central
Hotel. There were seventy-five present and
brief speeches were made by the following:
Grand Chancellor Cushing, Gen. George W.
Powell, adjutant general of the Uniformed
Rank; Grand Chancellor II. C. Birch, of
Redfield.'S. D.: J. H. Lyon. P. S. R.. of
Leavenworth. Kan.: Brig. Gen. Frederick
K. Wheaton. of Minneapolis. Minn.; Wil
liam Deatty, G. K. R. S., of Toledo, O.;
Frank Rowers, . K. R. S., of Indianapolis,
and II. 1). Walker. G. K. It. S.. of Mount
This evening there was a parade of many
lodges, the marching route lying lvetween
the Masonic Temple and the Coliseum. The
formal programme of exercises at the Coli
seum to-night began with the ritualistic
I bestowal of new honors upon the candi-
j date of the Milwaukee Lodge team. Gov.
! Lafol let te. who was escorted into the
crowded hall amid cheers. Thee rites were
followed by music from the band and a
quartet and addresses by R. L. C. White,
supreme keeper of records and seal, of
Nashville. Tenn.; MaJ. Gen. James K. Car
nahan, of Indianapolis; Judge D. C. Rich
ardson, of Richmond. Va., and James A.
Reed, of Kansas City, Mo. Other notables
present were Tracy It. Bangs, supreme
vice chancellor, of North Dakota; Henry
! Palmer Caldwell, grand keeper of records
and seal, of Chicago; Millard Fillmore Dun
lap, grand master of the exchequer, of
Jacksonville, and William Grant Edens,
grand prelate, of Chicago.
The sxectaele at the Coliseum did not
come to an end until far into the night.
To-morrow the visiting knights will attnd
various informal entertainments planned
for them by tho local lodges, and will re
turn to their homes Saturday.
.cvr Yorker Commits Suicide.
DALLAS. Tex.. March 20. Charles Mc
Cleary, of New York, was found dead this
morning in South Dallas. The veins of
both wrists had been cut and an empty
vial of poison was also found beside him.
He was riftyslx years of age nd a
NINTH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS NOM
INATE HIM DV ACCLAMATION.
His Speech of Acceptance- a ranrcrria
of the Greatness of the Amer
BOLT OF THE BALDWIN MEN
HAMILTON COLNTV DELEGATES
LEAVE THE CONVENTION.
Seating- of the Nine Jackson Township
Delesates the Ostensible Cause
of the Withdrawal.
SUMMARY OF THE RESOLUTIONS
CONCISE AXD PATRIOTIC PLEDGE OF
PARTY FE A LTV.
Large Crowd Present. Inrlndlnic .Many
Women Madison Connty Repub
licans Other State Politics.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO. Ind.. March 5). The Ninth
district convention, which renominated
Charles B. Landis for Congress here to-day,
was marred by the withdrawal of the forty
eight Baldwin delegates. No one sought to
stay them, and with the dignity which they
felt was becoming an abused delegation
they marched from the convention hall.
The bolting dlegation was led by George
Shirts, of Noblesvllle. To many of the
delegates in the hall the action of the Bald
win men was a surprise, but later informa
tion showed that It had been arranged dur
ing the morning that unless the entire dele
gation was recognized by the convention
they would withdraw from the hall.
The convention met at 10 o'clock this
morning In Sipes( Opera House, a pretty
new edifice, that was rille! with delegates
and spectators. Mr. Landis was renomi
nated by acclamation, the name of Mr.
Baldwin not being presented.' The conven
tion was called to order by Fred Sims,
chairman of the Ninth district. A brass
band furnished the usual convention music.
The theater was appropriately decorated
with American flags and a large picture of
William McKinley, draped in black, was
displayed. On either side of the portrait
were busts of Washington and Lincoln.
Many women were present, occupying
chair on the stage and in the boxes. Most
of the delegates wore badges, many of thcra
bearing the portrait of Representative Lan
dis. In the theater were many of the stJT"
candidates and here and there could be seen
the familiar face of some well-known
statesman! James F. Stutesman, of Peru,
occupied one of the upper boxes at the
right of the stage. John R. BonnelU of
Terre Haute, or, more properly of Mont
gomery county, was in the crowd. II. C
Pettit. United States marshal, was among
the interested spectators.
The convention was opened with rrayer
by the Rev. W. D. Parr, of Kokomo. Harry
Sheridan, of Frankfort, was permanent
chairman and Ed T. Staley, of Tipton, was
secretary. The incidents leading to the
withdrawal of the Baldwin men started
when Finley P. Mount, of Montgomery
county, chairman of the committee on cre
dentials, read the committee's report and
moved its adoption. This report provided
for the seating of nine Iandls men selected
at a convention held In Jackson town&hlp
of Hamilton county. There were two sets
of delegates from this township. The Bald
win delegates had been selected by a com
mittee appointed at a mass convention held
in Noblesvllle. This convention. It seems,
gave Mr. Baldwin the right to name a com
mittee which should select all the county'
delegates to the convention. The delegates
selected were naturally Baldwin men.
REVOLT IN JACKSON.
The Jackson township Republican:! be
came dls?atisfled with this proceeding, con
tending that the mass convention had no
right to take the action it did. The result
was that at a convention held in this town
ship nine men who were favorable to Mr.
Iaiidls were selected. Chairman Mount
tald the committee, from the records it
had before it, concluded that the men se
lected at the Jackson township conven
tion were entitled to a place in the con
vention. These men would, of course, take
the places of the Baldwin men from Jack
son township. The forty-eight Baldwin
men then decided to withdraw, but did not
do so until Mr. Shirts had made an appeal
to the convention setting out his and his
colleagues' fide of the case. Mr. Shirts
said that all the other townships approved
the action of the mass convention. He
contended that there was nothing per
sonal in the contention of himself and his
friends their action was simply to main
tab the party organization in Hamilton
county. He pointed to Hamilton county's
record as a. stanch Republican county.
When the waves of Democracy had swept
over other counties, spreading political
havoc. Hamilton county had stood like
Gibraltar firm and solid. "We claim to
be Republicans of the highest type," he
said. "You are asked here to .neat r.ieti
who could not be elected debeates by th
people of Hamilton county. We claim we
are. entitled to Justice, and that is all we
Th other side contended that the mass
convention had no rlsht to proceed a It
did. on tb theory that there was nothing In
the call for the convention that provided
for the action taken. Chairman Mount,
of the committee on credentials, said the
Jackson township convention was called
by the county central committee, and It had
a right to meet and appoint delegates.
"If the delegates or the Jackson town
ship convention were legally selected all
the rest of us have been illegally selected. "
declared Joel Stafford, a Baldwin nisn,
as Mr. Mount pat down. After a little
more speech-making the .convention then
voted to concur in the report of the com
mittee on ceredntials. The vote stod 192
for the majority report and !5 for a minori
ty rejM.rt which Mr. Shirts had submitted.
Mr. Shirts then arose to a question of
privilege and announced that tie and Iiis
colleagues had no further place In the con
vention. The Baldwin men then slowly filed
out of the hall, and the nine other delegates
from Jackson township took the vacant
chairs. It is understood t h it these nine
Landis men intended giving their votes to
Mr. Baldwin, as they felt that he ouRht to
have his own county o'.ld. In the call f
counties for nominations Mr. Landls's was
the only name brought before the conven
tion. Tho convention adopted resolutions de
ploring the death of William McKinley,
General Harrison and Governor Mount.
The administration of President Rooelt
was indorsed and praise bestowed on Sena
tors Fairbanks and Rferldge and Uepre
sentatlve Landis. In conclusion the reso
lutions said: "At the lginr.i ng of th
campaign of 13 C we aftain pledae our fsitli
In and renew our alltgUnte to the grand
old Rtpublic&n party. It Ui lifted this