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WKF.KLY EPTAHLIPHED 1S23 DAILY ESTABLISHED 150. ON RAILWAY TRAINS FIVB CENTS. VOL. Mil. NO. 167. INDIANAPOMS, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1903 TWELVE PAGES. PRICE 2 CENTS. STRUCK BY A WALL OF WATER WOODMEN TAKE THE CITY GREAT HOSTS OF WOODMEN. Residence Portion of Heppner, Ore., Destroyed and and Possibly Five Hundred Lives Lost Red, White and Green, the Colors that Represent the Order, to Be Seen All Over Indianapolis. CLOUDBURST IN VALLEY FIRST SESSION TO-DAY HELD BY CORONER S JURY. WILLOW CREEK SUDDENLY TURNED INTO A GIGANTIC TORRENT, Which Was Twenty Feet High and Rushed on the Town, Carrying Everything Before It HOUSES WERE WRECKED AND THEIR OCCUPANTS EITHER KILLED OR DROWNED. Storm Was Raging and Roar of the Torrent Could Not Be Heard 300 Coffins Wanted. PORTLAND, Ore., June 15. Following a cloudburst, a wall of water twenty feet high rushed down the gulch of Willow creek at dusk yesterday and drowned nearly half of the 1,200 inhabitants of Heppner, Ore. The furious water carried the residence part of Heppner away. So great was the force of the water that bowlders weighing a ton were rolled along the gulch, crushing everything in their path. Wires, bridges and railroads were swept sway snd complete reports have not been received. The most reliable re ports to-night say that the loss of life at Heppner will be at least 500, though the number of dead probably Is larger. A report from lone, seventeen miles from Heppner, says that 300 bodies have been recovered. The flood came with such sud denness that the inhabitants were unable to seek place of safety and were carried down to death by the awful rush of water. Pari of the business portion of Heppner, which is on high ground, escaped. IDENTIFIED BODIES. Following is a list of the identified bodies: KRUO AND FAMILY. THOMAS HOWARD AND FAMILY. JAMES JONES AND FAMILY. DR. M SWARDS. FAMILY OF C. A. RHEA. MRS. CARR'S FAMILY. MRS. CHARLES ANDREWS AND CHILDREN. MRS. ROBERT BAIRD AND CHIL DREN. WELLS. Sr.. AND FAMILY. JAMES MATLOCK. THOMAS MATLOCK'S FAMILY. DR. HIGGS'S CHILDREN. MISS ELLIOTT. MISS ELDER. WILLIAM COHEN AND FAMILY. MF GEIGER. W. M. WALTON AND FAMILY. HERBERT BARTHOLOMEWS FAM ILY. JOHN MEYERS OEOROE NOBLE AND FAMILY. ROBERT HINDS AND FAMILY. MR AND MRS DAWSON. OCCUPANTS of Heppner Hotel. SEVERAL CHINESE. MR8. CHARLES CURTIS. GEORGE TIN8LEY, wife and child. H. A. BOYD'S family. WRS. W. H. BERG. CHRIS M. ASHBAL'GH. CARL JONES and family. GI OrcGE 8 WARDER. JOHN M. KERNAN and wife. AGENT of the O.. R. A N. C. E. MAITFIELD and family. BERT CABOT8 and family. BEN PATTERSON and family. H. C. GERZER and family. HAVOC OF THE TORRENT. Early In the afternoon a thunderstorm occurred, covering a wide region of coun try, and later a heavy rainstorm set In, many of the small streams overflowing their banks In a short time. Bridges were swept away like straws, and the darkness of the night soon made the situation more appall ing. The roar of the storm deafened the roar of the water, and the people had no warning of the oncoming flood. Suddenly it rushed through the town, sweeping houses from their foundations and drowning the people in the wrecks of their own homes, the dead bodies and wreckage being borne down the valley. The people were caught in their houses, with no chance to escape. Many persons were killed outright. Others were drowned after heroic efforts to save themselves. As soon as possible after thr flood sub sided the work of relief was begun by the surviving residents. Doxens of bodies were found lodged along the bends of the stream, and In several places they were piled two or three deep. T'p to 2 o'clock this after noon two hundred bodies had been recov ered within the town. Many of the build ings which were not carried away were moved from their foundations or toppled over. Hundreds of horses, cattle, sheep snd hogs that had gone into the creek bottoms for water perished. As soon as possible news was sent by courier to the near-by towns, asking relief for the stricken people. The Oregon Rail way dk Navigation Company started a train with doctors and supplies from The Dalles sHortly after noon, with a party of one hundred, including three doctors, four nurses snd supplies of all kinds. At 1:30 this afternoon a relief train, with doctors and supplies, started for the scene from Portland. The dtisens of Portland starte 1 g, relief fund as soon as the news of the disaster spread over the city, and within a few hours 15.000 was raised. Supplies will be rushed to Heppner as goon as they can be collected. Flftsn buildings In Lexington, nine miles CONTINUED ON PAGE COL. 2.) Bratton and His Men to Answer for Killing- Clifford Hnmbly. ST. LOUIS, June 15. The coroner's Jury that has been investigating: the death of Clifford Hambly. member of the 8t. Louis Reserves, who was killed in a levee riot at East St. Louis Saturday evening, to-day rendered a verdict holding John 8. Brat ton, W. A. Brown. S. J. Allen. E. Colliver snd Frank Hale responsible. Bratton is a noted horseman and the others named are employes. UNIONIST HEAVILY FINED. Factory Foreman Charged with Ex torting; Money and Mulcted S99fr.&9. NEW YORK. June 15. Accused of at tempting to extort money from employes in a Newark (N. J.) hat factory, David Rich man has been fined $999.99 by the Hat makers' Union. About eight months ago similar charges were made against Rich man, and he was fined $99.99. He was then foreman in a department in the factory. Although he declared at that time that the charges were trumped up, it is said he has since been paying the fine in weekly Install ments out of wages. He declares that the new charges are trumped up, and that he will not pay the second fine. Why the union made the fine 1 cent less, instead of an even $1,000, none in the case will explain. The complainants asserted before the union that Rlchman had asked them to pay him $2 a week out of their wages. They also de clared that they know he was receiving money from other men in the .hop. Rich man, they said, told them that the money was to go to the firm. MURDER IN COURTROOM AVTI-POLICY SOCIETY SIPERIXTEX Di: I SHOT DOWN. Killed by a Negro, Who Barely Es caped Lynching; Sensational Tragedy at New York. NEW YORK, June 15. Charles F. Mac Farlane, of the Anti-policy Society, was shot and killed to-day on the general ses sions floor of the Criminal Courts building by William Spencer, a negro, who was to have been placed on trial to-day on the charge of violating the anti-policy law. A detective who witnessed the shooting knocked the revolver from Spencer's hand and placed him under arrest. Four shots were fired by Spencer, throe of which took effect in McFarlane s body, and the fourth hit Philip E. Bray, also a member of the Antl-pollcy Society, in the arm, inflicting a slight wound. McFarlane was superintendent of the Anti-policy Soci ety. The negro told the police that McFar lane had been following him and telling lies about him. The case was almost immedi ately taken before the grand Jury, and less than two hours after the death of McFar lane Spencer had been Indicted for murder in the first degree. After the shooting crowds in the court rooms flocked into the corridors, and the greatest excitement prevailed. A crowd of men, uttering cries of "Lynch him!' and "Throw him over the balcony!" attempted to take the prisoner from the detective. It required a strong force of police to save the negro from the fury of the men and dis perse the crowd. TRIED TO FIRE THE CITY INSANE MAN AT FORT WAYNE SET SEVEN FIRES IN AN HOUR. Placed In Jail After an Exciting; Chase Says He Set the Transfer Barns Aflre on Friday Night. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORT WAYNE, Ind.. June 15. The police and sheriff's force were given a desperate chase to-night in locating and arresting a firebug, who. before he was lodged in Jail, set tiie to six barns and one grocery store. His name Is Clem Bott, aged twenty-five, and he is connected with a respectable fam ily. He was adjudged insane some months ago, after an operation following a con cussion of the brain, due to falling on the Ice. Obtaining his freedom later, he began to steal, and nine charges were pending against him when he was arrested again. His mental condition saved him from a prison sentence, and he was sent to the poor farm last week. He was there only twenty minutes when he ran away, and the next morning (last Saturday), as he admit ted to-night, he set fire to the transfer barn, which entailed a loss of $7,000. He said to-night he had not seen a fire for a long time. and. "as he was the fire chief." he would fire the barns and then notify the owner. While Mr. Leikauf. a grocer, was running to his barn to save his horses Bott fired the grocery store. The barns burned were those of J. C. Pe ters and Ralph McGee. and those attached to Seiertag's bakery. Ankenbrook's grocery and Dr. Sites's office and Fulton's livery stable. He was removed to jail. During the Ankenbrook fire excitement Bott stole back of the counter at Gross's drug store and robbed the safe of $8. The first Are began at 6:30. and the department was kept on the run for about an hour, going from one fire to another. Bott says he went to Evansville on Sat urday after firing the transfer larn and stole a watch, which he pawned at Hunt ington to-day for $4.50. He reached Fort Wayne at 5 o'clock. His destructive mania has cost about $12.000. due to the hospital at Richmond being overcrowded and unable to receive him. He says he meant to burn the city. INDIANA COAL FIELDS. Inspector Epperson Says the Miners Were Never More Prosperous. James Epperson, state mine inspector, is in from tfce coal fields of southern Indiana. He says the outlook is for a large increase in the output this year. Between thirty and forty new mines have been opened, chiefly in Sullivan and Greene counties. In opinion of the mine inspector the Indiana miners were never as prosperous as they have SOBS for the last few months. While there is not at this time a great deal of work being done in the mines the prospects are good for busier times and when the miners work they can earn more than they have I earned before 't like work. Even the WANT A NEW BUILDING BOARD OF TRADE GOVERNORS AGAIN DISCISS THE MATTER. Chief Topic of Conversation at a Din ner at Colombia Club Given by President Perry. NEW OFFICERS INSTALLED. C. C. PERRY MBaTCaVf PRESIDES OVER BOARD'S DELIBERATIONS. Three Places Filled on the Board of Governors New Standing? Com mittees Announced. It is probable that within the next year work will be commenced on a new Board of Trade building. The building movement has taken a fresh start and it looks now as if something substantial would be the re sult. At a dinner given last night at the Columbia Club by C. C. Perry, the new president of the board, the question of a new building was the chief topic of discus sion. Mr. Perry entertained the governors of the board in honor of his election to the presidency. Nearly every governor present made a speech and the most of the speeches were enthusiastically in favor of a new building a seven or eight-story structure that will cost from $100.000 to $150,000. The sentiment regarding a location for a building has changed in the last few months. Some time ago when the question of selling the present site at Maryland street and Capi tol avenue was discussed, there was a good deal of talk about putting up a new build ing near the business section of the city. The prevailing sentiment among the gov ernors last night favored a building on the present site. It Is the feeling that the city is "moving that way." President Perry, in a short speech, declared in favor of a building on the present site and incidental ly alluded to a new building enterprise In which he is Interested, but which has not progressed far enough to allow of the pub lication details. Mr. Perry owns a strip of real estate on Kentucky avenue, about half way between Washington and Mary land streets. He declared that if a certain deal goes through, a building to cost In the neighborhood of $150.000 will be erected on this site. This is within a short distance of the Board of Trade building. It was the understanding last night that a committee will be appointed, probably at the next meeting of the board, to consider the building question. Some of the governors favor the appointment of a committee as soon as it can be done. The board of Trade Is known as one of the particularly well-to-do organizations of the city. Its finances are in a flourishing condition, its financial standing is the best and it was predicted last night that the board will be able to borrow as much money as Is head ed to complete the new building at 4 or 5 per cent. MEETING OF GOVERNORS. etv Officers Installed and Standing Committees Announced. The Board of Trade governors met last night and the new president. C. C. Perry, succceeded John J. Appel in the chair. Sam uel B. Sweet, the newly-elected vice pres ident, and the treasurer. E. E. Perry, also took office. The board unanimously re elected Jacob W. Smith to the office of sec retary for next year. Mr. Smith is now serving his fourteenth year as secretary of the board. Three governors were also elected last night. By Mr. Sweet taking the office of vice president a vacancy was left on the board, and at the election a few days ago two places were not filled on ac count of a tie. The board last night elect ed Frank M. Murphy. Frank W. Morrison and Albert E. Metiger to fill the vacancies. These men were all candidates at the elec tion. Morrison and Metzger were involved in a tie vote. Mr. Perry, the new president. assumed the duties of office In his usual affable and smiling way and later in the evening he entertained the governors at the Columbia Club. The grain committee made a report an nouncing the resignation of John Heiner, t hief grain inspector, and recommended the appointment of William Greiner to be chief Seal of the State has a woodman in it. Inspector and Chris Wlshmire assistant. The board concurred in the report. STANDING COMMITTEES. The following standing committees were announced for the year: Finance Committee Frank D. Stalnaker, chairman; Harvey Mulllns, William Scott, Bam B. Sweet, John J. Appel. Arrangements John S. Lazarus, chair man; Benjamin B. Minor, Irving S. Gor don, John E. McGettigan. William H. Coop er, Hugh J. McGowan, James L Disseite, John C. Baird, Adolf Schleicher. Membership Archibald A. Young, chair man; William H. Cooper. Albert Sahm, An son J. Gardner, Sidney M. Dyer, Louis J. Blaker, William F. Piel, Frank W. Morri son, Benjamin B. Minor. John E. McGetti gan. Robert F. Scott, Milton A. Woollen, Henry T. Hearsey, Albert E. Metzger, Ed gar H. Evans. Law Albert Baker, chairman; E. B. Mar tindale, Roscoe O. Hawkins. Communications Louis J. Blazer, chair man; Frank W. Morrison, Edward Haw kins, Irving S. Gordon, Elmer E. Perry. Promotion of Manufactures Justus C. Adams, chairman; David M. Parry, James I. Dissette, Irving S. Gordon, Ford Woods. By-laws Roscoe O. Hawkins, chairman; John M. Shaw. John F. Wallick. Albert Baker, James R. Ryan. Printing Andrew Hägen, chairman; Ed ward W. Bassett, John M. Shaw. Arbitration Smiley N. Chambers, chair man; Valentine Bachman, William Schro lucke, Thomas L. Sullivan, John B. Cock rum, John Petrin, Frank E. Janes, James W. Lilly. Tom Oddy. Grain William H. Cooper, chairman; Benjamin B. Minor, Robert F. Scott, Arthur Glllett, Charles A. Shotwell, George S. War ren, Edward W. Bassett, William J. Riley, James R. Ryan. Flour Inspection George T. Evans, chair man; L. H. Blanton, Charles Ferger, Har vey Mullins, Valentine Bachman. Local Mercantile Interests Franklin Von negut, chairman; George A. Gay, Paul H. Krauss, Edward K. Chapman, Gustav A. Recker, Hiram P. Wasson, Albert Gall. Provisions John Moore, chairman; Gus tav A. Schnull, James Cunning, Burton E. Parrott, Frank Van Camp. Produce James L. Keach, chairman; George R Popp, George W. Stout, Charles W. Sutton, Charles Syerup. Lumber Chapln C. Foster, chairman; Guy Edw. Hawkins, Edward H. Eldridge, Henry Cobum, S. D. Fräser. Coal Augustus B. Meyer, chairman; Frank M. Fauvre. William G. Wasson, L. L. Fellows, Samuel D. Pray. Railroad and Transportation Martin W. Mansfield, chairman; William T. Cannon, J. Byron DM. Samuel F. Gray, Ernest M. Elliott, Harry Weill, James V. Stanbery. On Appeals James T. Layman, chairman; Frank W. Morrison. Charles S. Lewis, Wil liam E. Kurtz. Charles A. Bookwalter, Mer rill Moores, Joseph A. Kebler. Smiley N. Chambers. Joseph Hass, Charles R. Myers, Hervey Bates, jr., Henry L. Beveridge, Henry T. Conde, Thomas A. Wynne, James E. Pierce. Fire Insurance Fred A. Gregory, chair man; George H. Rehm, John Wocher. Frank W. Lewis, Adolph J. Mayer. Real Estate Charles E. Coffin, chairman; Newton Todd. Benjamin A. Richardson, Albert E. Metzger. William E. Stevenson, James S. Cruse, William A. Rhodes. Live Stock Samuel E. Rauh, chairman; T. Smith Graves, R. R. Shiel, Chauncey H. Clark, David Wallace. Shipping Harry C. Atkins, chairman; Henry C. Adams, John W. Jones, John H. O'Boyle, John R. Gray, William A. Mooney, Robert Kipp, Louis G. Deschler. William J. Griffin. A. A. Barnes, A. J. O'Reilly, Al bert G. Snider, George R. Sullivan, Henry Rauh. Charles Mayer. Relief Volney T. Malott, chairman; John J. Appel. John S. Lazarus. John H. Hoiti day. Frank M. Murphy, William P. Kappes. Hugh H. Hanna, Harry S. New, Medford B. Wilson, Irving S Gordon. John F. Wal lick. E. B. Martind!-. William Scott, Har ry B. Smith. Thomas C. Day. Meteorology John B. Conner, chairman; Edward Reeves. Gideon B. Thompson. Natural Gas John P. Frenzel, chairman; E. B. Martindale. William B. English. John R. Pearson. Bement Lyman. CROOKS ARE ATTRACTED GRAFTERS Hl RRYING TO CITY TO FLICK THE I" SOPHISTICATED. Police Receive Orders to "Run In" All Suspicious-Looking Characters This Week. Superintendent Taffe, of the police depart ment, has given orders to the city police men to place under arrest all suspicious looking people seen on the streets during the coming week. Word has been received here from other cities that there will be a regular hegira of crooks to in lianapolLs for the next week or so, as the result of the Woodmen's convention. Last night patrolmen and detectives were placed at the I'nion Station and at all points where the crowds are gathered in great numbers, and the diligence of the of fk srs of the law will be unrelaxed from now on. Superintendent Taffe last night said there was no doubt that the city s being tilled with crooks, who are attracted by the reports of large crowds here at the present time, but the police and detective departments will give the public every pos sible protection, if each patrolman has to work eighteen hours a day to do iL J V ON DLR WHIR SM ICQMF IN I J BAILEY'S AIM PERFECT HAND THAT POINTED A REVOLVER SHATTERED BY HIS BILLET. Philip Boeglin. a Saloon Keeper Inder Surveillance, Pulled Revolver on Patrolman Bailey. INSTRUCTED TO VISIT SALOON OFFICERS OF THE LAW WENT THERE IN LINE OF DUTY. It Was Either Shoot or Be Shot and Bailey Pulled the Trigger First Boeglin In Hospital. Philip Boeglin, a saloon keeper who has been in considerable trouble lately, at tempted to kill Patrolman Bailey late last night, and as a result lies at the City Hos pital with every bone in his left wrist shat tered from a bullet from the nervy police man's revolver. For years Boeglin has defied the police, and has, In spite of being arrested and convicted many times, continued to con duct his saloon at Virginia avenue and Bradshaw street in open violation of the law. Only last week he was arraigned in the Police Court before Judge Whallon and fined, but the sentence was suspended on promise of good behavior. A fight was reported in his establishment last Saturday night and the patrolmen were instructed to investigate the matter and if possible to learn the names of the partici pants and place them under arrest. It was said that shots were fired, but all the loaf ers around the Boeglin saloon were tongue tied and the police found it impossible to learn any of the details of the fracas from them. The patrolmen running on the dis trict embracing Boeglin's saloon were given instructions by their captains to make a thorough investigation of the reported fight, and in the line of this duty Patrol men Bailey and Hiilman visited the place at about 11 o'clock last night to get the details of the Saturday night brawl, if pos sible, from the proprietor in person. BOEGLIN'S PROUD BOAST. Boeglin, puffed up by the fact that he had been arrested many times but always re leased without serving time, had been mak ing open threats about what he would do to the next policeman who attempted to place him under arrest. He even went so tar as to proudly boast that he had a "re volver waiting for Patrolman Bailey when ever he came into his place." Having heard of Boeglin's resolutions, and keeping them well in mind. Bailey placed his revolver up his coat sleeve and. in company with his partner. Hiilman, boldly entered the sa loon. He had no sooner entered the door than Boeglin. uttering a number of vile curses, seized his revolver, which he had placed within easy reaching distance, and aimed it at the policeman's heart. Bailey, with all the calmness of a well-trained sol dier, dollberatt ly shot the pisrol out of the desperate man's hand before he knew what had taken place. The bullet from the re volver in the hands of the officer of the law struck the left arm of the would-be assassin and tmbeded itself in his wrist. On seeing the blood Boeglin gave up the fight and, rolling on the floor, begged for mercy. He was taken to the City Dispensary in the ambulance, in charge of Drs. Cunningham and Seatton, and the bullet was probed for and located, but it was deemed advisable to take the man to the hospital, where he could receive the proper attention. Scream ing and yelling at the top of his voice, he was t-iken in the ambulance to the City Hospital, where the bullet was removed and the arm dressed by Dr. Tewfllnger. TWO ARRESTS MADE. Patrolman Bailey had no more than fired the shot that disarmed the would-be mur derer when Patrolmen Kerns and Bixler entered the saloon bent on the same in vestigation. Two men who claimed to be Boeglin's friends interfered and were placed under arrest and slated at the police station under the names of Samuel Page, 833 Brad shaw street, and Andy Wintzler, 1042 Hos brook wtn St As soon as Boeglin's condition will permit he will be pla e i .in trial for assault and battery with intent to kill. The shooting affray is regretted at the police station, but no blame can possibly be attached to Patrolman Bailey. He was acting in self -defense and his act is con sidered Justifiable by those familiar with the mau he had to deal with. WELCOME, WOODMEN! Welcome. Woodmen; welcome home! Our city is proud and glad and gay To welcome you in her festal array, A wreath of stars in her floating hair. Banners and streamers everywhere Our homes are open, our hands are out. The air is a-shake with the eager shout. "Welcome, Woodmen; welcome home!'" Welcome. Woodmen; welcome home! For where should the home of a woodman be But in the land of the beautiful tree? Come from the wide and treeless plains Where the sun in shadeless splendor reigns, Come, in your army's mighty march. From the northern home of the oak and larch. Come from the prairie' t scattered groves To the land the ancient forest loves. Where elm and sycamore, tulip and beech, Splendid and stately, with gracious curves. Up in the blue air reach and reach Till the little frolic cloudlet swerves Lest it should brush their Anger-tips; The wine of the sun is at their lips The gracious, beautiful, wonderful trees. And the song they sing in the swaying breeze, Is "Welcome, Woodmen; welcoms home!" Welcome, Woodmen; welcome home! Well we know for what ye stand The brotherly heart and the helping hand. The cordial word and the faithful deed. And the eye alert for a brother's need. Well we know that the axe ye bear Is only to cut down sorrow and care. The sick man's trouble, the orphan's wrong. So come, with your fifty thousand strong! We Join in the forest's welcoming song. "Welcome, Woodmen; welcome home!" DEPUTIES BAG THE GAME BOYD, RANKIN AM) MARTIN BRING IN FEDERAL PRISONERS. Henry La Rne Impersonated Revenue Officer Old Soldier barged with Violating; Postal Laws. United States deputy marshals from Marshal Petit's office made a good haul yesterday. Deputies Boyd, Martin and Bankin were sent out in the State after offenders against federal laws and returned with their men. Boyd captured Henry La Kue at Ander son. La Bue is wanted for impersonating a revenue officer and playing a slick game on storekeepers and cigar dealers. It is charged that La Rue went to places where cigars were sold and nosed around until he found cigar boxes on which the dealers had neglected to cancel the revenue stamps. Pointing out to the scared dealers the enormity of the offense, he would talk the inciter over until the dealers were willing to give up a few dollars to keep the mat ter from coming to the attention of the authorities. La Rue says his home is in New Orleans and that he has been in the employ of a St. Louis revenue officer named Henry Marshall. He served Marshall In the capacity of a private detective, he told Deputy Boyd, but as he could furnish no credentials, his story did not "go" with the deputy. He Is held for the grand Jury in the sum of $1.000. Deputy Rankin brought in Charles Stewart, of Attica, who is wanted for "boot-legging." It is alleged that he violated the revenue laws in selling beer without a license. He had been arrested previously and released on promise to pay a fine of $49 and costs. He failed to pay the fine and is now held to the grand jury in default of $600. Deputy Martin returned from Muncie with William Whittaker. an old soldier and a colored man. Whittaker Is charged with violating the postal laws. It Is said he secured letters belonging to another man of the same name and recently got hold of a registered letter containing $20. He forged the other Whlttaker's name to the receipt. W'hittaker is held in default of $500 bail for the action of the grand jury. MONEY FROM A TOY BANK EARL O. DIVELBLISS TOOK SAVINGS OF TWELVE-YEAR-OLD BOY. He Also Robbed His Father-in-Law, Who Was Supporting Him Ar rested by Detectives. For stealing money from his father-in-law, who has been his main support and for the theft of $7 from his twelve-year-old brother-in-law, who had saved his pen nies intending to buy a new suit of clothes. Earl O. Dlvelbllss was locked behind the bars at the police station iast night by Detectives Asch and Manning on a charge of petit larceny. Divelbliss, with his wife and child, have been making their home with Mr. Miller, father of Mrs. Divelbliss. who lives at 811 Daly street, and having been out of work for some time has depended entirely on Mr. Miller, for support. Several days ago. while the members of the family were away from the residence, $17 belonging to Mr. Miller was taken from its hiding place in the house while the toy bank of twelve-year-old Robbie Miller was emptied of its contents, which amounted to $7. Divelbliss on being told of the missing money attempted to throw the blame on a neighbor woman who occasionally came to the Miller residence and assisted with the washing. The loss was reported to t!:. detective department and as a result Div elbliss was located in a near-by saln. ac cused of the theft, confessed while Ad ding "crocodile tears" and fifteen minutes later was under arrest at the police sta tion. He says that he lost the money gam bling in a crap game in one of the back rooms of a saloon. Divelbliss is twenty two years old and has a pretty little wife who Is almost distracted over her hus band's wrong-doing. CHILD DIES FROM BUENS. Mother's Condition Serious as the Re sult of the Shook. The two-year-old son of Jesse Day, who was burned in a gasoline stove explosion yesterday morning at the home of the parents In Broad Bipple, died from the effects of its injuries at 2 o'clock yester day afternoon, and the mother's condition is said to be serious as the result of the shock. The bodv was placed in the hands of Frank A. Blanchard for burial and the funeral will be held at 1 o'clock this after noon at Union Chapel. The house In which Mr. Day and his family live was damaged by fire to the extent of about S2nn and only the prompt action of the tire department saved the entire building from ruin. ELECTION OF OFFICERS THE MOST IMPORTANT MATTER. Administration Forces Will fight a Battle Royal with the Men from Kansas. READJUSTMENT RATES THIS IS ANOTHER MATTER ADMIN ISTRATION SEEKS TO DO. Internal Workings of the Great Order States Have Exhibits Con vention Plans. Programme for Day and Eresing. 10 a. m. Opening of Head Camp Woodmen of America at Tomlinson Hall. 2 p. m. Afternoon session of Head Camp. 2:30 p. m. Parade drill by Pontiac, 111., camp. Woodmen Foresters, at Camp Reece, East Washington street. 3:45 p. m Baseball at Washington Park. Indianapolis vs. Minneapolis. Evening Vaudeville and boxing match at Empire Theater. Evening Eugene Cowles at Fair Bank. Four hundred and sixty-nine delegates of the Modern Woodmen of America, repre senting a membership of more than sevea hundred thousand, will begin this morning the thirteenth biennial convention of the Head Camp in Tomlinson Hall. This convention will be one of the most important gatherings of the Head Camp during the past ten years, if not equal in importance to sny convention the order has ever held. The settlement of the rate adjustment question will be the biggest event of the convention outside the election of officers, which is always of more general personal interest than any other thing on the pro gramme. Utrusual interest attaches to the thirteenth biennial convention because the Woodmen are divided into two factions the admin istration faction, which has a plan on foot to increase the insurance rate, and which is thought to be the mott influential, and the Johnson faction, which is lined up against the administration faction in the election, and is opposing the administration plan of readjusting rates. The first event of particular interest out side the routine business will be the contest between the two sets of delegates from Kansas. Each delegation claims the right to seats on the floor of the convention, and neither has been issued credentials by Head Clerk Hawes. Representatives of both del egations were before the credentials com mittee yesterday afternoon and last night presenting their claims to seats. It has not been announced what will be the outcome of the hearing. But whatever the creden tials committee does it is expected thst the delegates who are not seated will take their case to the convention for final settlement. The "election continued yesterday to be the absorbing topic of interest, and last dIg all the state delegations held caucuses. Jointly or separately. Just whst decision, as a whole, the delegations reached as to what candidates they will stand for has not been given out, but it is thought Mr. Talbot, of Nebraska, who is the adminis tration candidate for head consul, and Mr. Bort, of Wisconsin, who is the administr a tion candidate for head banker, still lead the flght. The order of business for the opening s- slon of the convention includes the open i '.13 address of Head Clerk Hawes, the reports of the head officials, and the appointment of standing committees. It could not be told last night whether the convention would get to the election to-day or noL CROWDS OF WOODMEN In point of attendance it is certain thst Indianapolis never entertained a larger convention than that of the Woodmen. All the hotels are full to overflowing with the delegates and the visiting Woodmen and every place one goes down town there csn be seen crowds of the men wearing the red, white and green, the Woodmen colors. It may be that the floods In Kansas and Missouri, two States In which the ord i has very large memberships, will tend "incwhat to lessen the attendance, but it now seems certain that before the end of the week there will b fully f Wood men In Indianapolis. All day yesterday Woodmen kept pouring Into the I'nion Station in parties of twen ty, fifty and 100 and In special trains. The Woodmen have come t.. ink i in of the city this week and Indianapolis might as well throw up Its hands and consent. When the convention Is called to order every one of the 469 delegates will be in his seat Thin statement was given out from the official headquarters of the con . ntion at the Hotel Clay pool late last niKht. That E R. Talbot, of Nebraska, the ad ministration candidate, will be elected by a large majority, and that A. N. Bor I. of Betott Wis., who is the administration faction's candidate for the office of head banker, the other most important position in the Head Camp, outside the head clerk ship, to which Major Hawes will be elected without opposition, now seems almost au assured fact. NEBRASKA JI B1I.ANT. The Nebraska delegation was so certain of victory last night that when it returned to the lobby of the Hotel Claypool. after being in caucus with other Western States, it gave a pre-election celebration. Several States which were not In line with the ad ministration candidates or had not offi cially announced the fact fell into line last night and announced their Intention of standing solidly for Talbot and Bort. George M Snyder, of Noblesvi: ! . Ind. quietly passed the word sround last night at the Hotel Claypool that he will with draw from the race for the head banker ship, in favor of Mr. Bort. This leaves the field practically clear for Bort, it is said. "Mr. Snyder reslises thst there Is na chance of defeating Mr B t i fit year. "(CONTINUED ON PAGE a. CUL 1)