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VOL. LIII. NO. 169.
J. G. Johnson, of Kansas, Gets Out of the Way of
Bryan's Former Law Partner.
Head of the Money-Order System of the Postoffice
Department Dismissed from Office.
There seems to be something: incongruously superfluous in the make-up of the new Servian
Favored Awarding a Contract to a
firm of Which His Son
Is an Employe.
Reply of Mr. Bristow to the
Charges Made by Ex-Cashier
S. W. Tulloch.
WASHINGTON, June 17.-As a result of
alleged Indiscretion in matters pertain
ing to Uie award of contracts for printing
the money order forms of the government,
James T. Metcalf, for many years superin
tendent of the money-order system of the
Foatofflce Department, to-day was removed
from office by the postmaster general. A
full investigation of the case will be made
later. The dismissal is the result of acts
of Mr. Metcalf In opposition to the bid of
Paul Herman, of Rutherford, N. J., the
lowest bidder by 146,000, and in favor of the
next highest bidder, the Wynkoop, Hal
lenbeck, Crawford Company, of New York,
of which Mr. Metcalf's son is an employe.
The story is briefly told in the following
letter of dismissal signed by Postmaster
General Payne at 5 o'clock this afternoon:
"Mr. James T. Metcalf, Superintendent of
Money-order System, Postoffice Depart
ment. "Sir: You are hereby removed from the
position of superintendent of the money
order system.
"The charges upon which your removal
is based relate to your actions in the mat
ter of the letting of the contract for money
orisr forms. These charges were made
krown to you this morning by Fourth As
el tant Postmaster General Bristow and
Assistant Attorney General Robb, of the
postofnee Department, and a transcript of
your answer thereto is inclosed herewith.
"It appears from your answer that when
the proposals of the different competitors
for the contract of supplying money order
forms wer opened Paul Herman, of Ruth
ford, N. J., formerly employed as fore
by the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
Company of New York, by which company,
It seems, your son is also employed, was
found to be the lowest bidder, his proposal
being 146.000 below that of the next high
est bidder, namely, the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
Company; that the bid of
Herman as submitted was regular in form
and that he had deposited a certified check
for J6.U00 as a forfeit. It further appears
that within s day or two the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
Company filed a pro
test against awarding the contract to
Herman, alleging that he was not financial
ly respouslble; that a short time thereafter
Mr. Herman called at your office and you
advised him to withdraw his bid and re
enter the employment of the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawtorl
Company. under
standing at the time that such withdrawal
would result in the contracts being awarded
to said company, and consequently in
a loss to the government; that you
offered to write, and did write a
letter to said company, apprising it of your
Interview with Herman and using your
good offices in his behalf; that you advised
Herman that his five-thousand-dollar de
deposit would probably be returned to him
If he adopted your suggestion. It further
appears that you regarded Mr. Herman as
possessing the mechanical qualifications
requisite to th performance of the contract,
and that it was not any part of your duty
to pass on the question of his responsibility,
financially or otherwise. It also appears
that you did not acquaint your superior.
First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne,
with the fact that you had endeavored to
have Mr. Herman withdraw his bid. It
further appears that a hearing has been
had before Mr. Wynne on the question of
the financial responsibility of Mr. Herman,
although it has developed since the submis
sion of your answer this morning that you
discouraged the granting of such a hearing
and manifested a desire that the contract
be awarded to the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
Postmaster General Payne, in announc
ing his action, said that there was no
charge that Mr. Metcalf had done any
thing that was amenable to the law, but
said his conduct was serious Indiscretion
that could not be overlooked. Mr. Metcalf,
he said, always had been considered a
faithful, efficient, painstaking and honest
The postmaster general, on his arrival at
the department to-day, sent for Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General Bristow and
Assistant Attorney General Robb, and
after detailing the information that had
reached him regarding the money order
printing bids. Instructed them to send
for Mr. Metcalf and immediately to Investi
gate the case. Bristow and Robb, with In
spector Fosner. examined Metcalf closely
for two hours and he. It Is said, corrobor
ated the facts given In the letter of dis
missal. Messrs. Bristow and Robb immedi
ately afterward had a long conference
with the postmaster general, who also
sent for Assistant Postmaster General
Wynne, who had immediate supervision of
the money order system and who has in
sisted on the lowest bidder being- given a
hearing and an opportunity to demonstrate
his ability to fulfill the contract. The post
master general later conferred with Presi
dent Roosevelt regarding the case and the
order of disndsal followed.
Mr. Payne's voice trembled with emotion
as he announced the dismissal to the news
paper men late this afternoon. He said it
had become his duty to make the removal
and was a step which he could not avoid in
the proper discharge of his duties. In re
ny to questions he said that no consider
ation had been given as yet to the ap
pointment of a successor, but that the
duties of superintendent for the present
would devolve on Mr. Metcalf's assistant.
He is Edward F. Kimball, of Massachu
setts, who has been in the service seven
teen years.
Mr. Metcalf originally was appointed
from Iowa and has been In the postal serv
ice since 1182. During his administration
af the office the money order service has
Collision Between a Passenger Train
and si Gravel Train.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., June 17. Three
men were killed and four Injured as the re
sult of a collision of a Rock Island passen-
ger train and a gravel train at Elmlra,
twenty miles south of here, early this morn
ing. The accident wa t caused by the 'allure
of the gravel train to clear the main track
before the passenger arrived. The dead are
Eldon J. Herring, Lisbon; Earl Herring,
Lisbon, and Fred Risler. Davenport. The
injured are T. A. Meyers, passenger engi
neer, Cedar Rapids, internally, serious;
James Barnes, baggageman, legs, arms and
thigh broken, serious; Barnes, fireman grav
el train, jaw broken; Theodore Hecht, of
Traer. passenger, ribs broken. A number of
passengers sustained minor hurts.
Corpses of Victims of the Clondbnrst
Found Thirty Miles Away Death
List Cnt to Two Hundred.
HEPPNER, Ore., June 17. The work of
clearing the streets of the great piles of
wreckage which were lodged by Sunday's
flood was commenced in earnest to-day.
Bodies are recovered almost every hour,
and to-night the most accurate estimate of
the number of dead is 200. The exact num
ber of victims probably will never be
known, as many have been washed miles
down the creek and covered with sand.
Probably 500 men have come to assist in the
work of cleaning the town.- Gangs of men
are at work piling and burning the wreck
age, while housemovers have begun to put
in shape buildings which were moved from
their foundations but not destroyed.
Provisions are plentiful, large quantities
having been received by team to-day from
various places. Supplies shipped by rail
from distant points are stopped at Lexing
ton, nine miles away, and from there
brought in by wagons. Scores of men are
searching the creek bottoms for bodies of
relatives and friends who are missing, but
the undertaking is difficult, as bodies have
been found more than thirty miles from
The courthouse and public school build
ings have been thrown open for the home
less, and each night the rooms are tilled
with cots or blankets thrown on the bare
Money for Sufferers.
PORTLAND, re., June 17. The commit
tee that has charge of the Heppner fund
has collected $10,000. and supplies of all
kinds were sent to Heppner to-day. In
cluded in the shipment was a carload of
lime, which will be spread over the decay
ing vegetation.
Fonr Thousund Bandits. Clothed nnd
Armed by Russian. Droesed Like
Chinese. Stopped Near the Ynln.
VICTORIA. B. C. June 17. Advices re
ceived by mall from the Orient tell of Rus
sian aggression in Thibet, as well as in
Manchuria, Mongolia and Korea. A dispatch
to the Tokio Asah says the Chinese resi
dent minister in Thibet telegraphed to
Peking early In May that 143 men, appar
ently Russian engineer troops, had entered
the eastern part of Thibet. They are, he
says, making preparations to settle them
selves permanently and are surveying the
adjacent places. The inhabitants are said
to be much alarmed.
The far Eastern press comments at
length on Russian activity on the Yalu. The
North China Dally News ays settlements
of Russians are establishing on both sides
of the river south. The Korean government
has plucked up courage to order the Rus
sians away, but has no forces to execute
the orders.
The North China Dairy News says in
regard to the Manchuria entente that the
Peking government has received a tele
gram from the Tartar general at Moukden
that over 2,000 cossacks passed Tlehling on
May 11, on their way to New-Chwang. The
same day a regiment of artillery with six
teen field pieces passed through Liao-Yang
for Tien-Tchuaug-Tal. Word has also been
received from Youan Tahua, the taotal
of Feng-Huang-Chang, near the Yalu, to
the effect that four thousand mounted ban
dits clothed and armed by the Russians,
with many Russian officers turbaned and
dressed like Chinese efflcers, attempted to
pass Feng-Huang-Cheug and to make for
Chiu-Leng-Chong, but their passage was
stopped by Yonan Tahua and his disciplined
contingent, who, by a display of force and
after shooting four or five of the bandits,
made them retreat to the north bank of the
Rescued from Chinese Plrntes.
WASHINGTON, June 17.-Consul Gen
eral McWade at Canton cables the State
department that the American (name not
given) recently kidnaped by Chinese pirates
has been rescued and returned to Canton.
Two New York Institutions to Be Con.
solldated with fXO,000,000 Cnpltnl.
NEW YORK. June 17.-Details of the deal
by which it is proposed to merge the West
ern National Bank of the United States, in
New York, into the National Bank of Com
merce, were made public to-day. Under the
consolidation the capital stock of the Bank
of Commerce will be increased from 110,000,
000 to $25.000.000 by the issuing of 150.000 ad
ditional shares, 125.000 of which will be used
to acquire the Western National, after that
bank has Increased its capital to J12.500.0Ou
Following this acquisition a dividend of
at least 60 per ceuL will be paid to holders
of Bank of Commerce stock. Twenty-flve
thousand shares of the new stock will be
offered to the Bank of Commerce snare
holders to the extent of 25 per cent, of
their holdings on the date named, at $140
per share.
The directory of the consolidated bank
will be increased, so as to embrace the dl
rsetmi now on the boards of both limit u
ttons. it Is understood that Valentine P.
Snyder, president of the Western National
Hank, will be selected for the presidency
of the consolidated bank.
Argnmenti Are Not Yet Finished and
the Coses of Jett and White Will Not
Go to the Jury Before Noon.
Mrs. Ewen'i Life Said to Be In Danger
Jadae Tar in's l'nnnj Speech to
the Kentucky Elks.
JACKSON. Fy., June 17. The arguments
in the cases of Curtis Jett and Thomas
White, on trial for the murder of J. B.
Marcum, were not concluded when court
adjourned late to-night and the case will
not get to the jury until to-morrow noon.
It is Impossible to describe the anxiety
here as to how Jong the Jury will continue
its deliberations and as to its finding. The
preponderance of opinion still seems to be
that the death penalty will not be given
and that the jury is likely to hang between
life Imprisonment and acquittal.
There was more expression of opinion
to-day than on previous days, as the people
were attracted much more by the eloquence
of the attorneys than by the statements of
witnesses. The day for the pleadings or
arguments is the one that attracts the
people from the surrounding country to
town here when court is In session. It was
like a circus day. One of the curiosities forall
to see was the dark spot on the courthouse
floor where the stain of Marcum's blood is
still visible. The spot In front of the court
house where Town Marshall Cockrill was
shot dead and the places where other
feudists were killed were pointed out to the
throngs of visitors. In the audience in the
courtroom and as they entered and emerged
from It, were pointed out the mothers and
other relatives of the prisoners and also
of the leading feudist. Many gratified their
curiosity by gazing at Mrs. Marcum, Mrs.
Cox and the widows of many other vic
tims of the feud who were present to hear
the final pleadings. It was stated by resi
dents who are well acquainted with the
people here that there were at least a
score of widows present to-day of feud
victims, and that they represented only a
small part of the bereavement of the coun
ty from such causes.
One of the first things on the programme
was the giving of the lie in court while
Judge French was making the opening
argument for the defense. Two lawyers
were kept from getting to blows by officers
of the court rushing between them. No
one was allowed in the courtroom with
After Judge Redwine threatened to send
one of the attorneys to jail for contempt
and reprimanded another for using unbe
coming language, the proceedings continued
during the day without any disturbance
while Attorneys O'Neal and Golden, for
the defense, and Hurst and Marcum. for
the prosecution, made their arguments.
The argument of Thomas Marcum. a broth
er of the victim, surrounded by the widow
and the orphans of his brother and by
the widows and orphans of other victims of
the feud, was dellevred under the most im
pressive circumstances. Tears were fre
quent and the most touching scenes were of
common occurrence during the day.
While the defense had the opening argu
ment, the case will be closed to-morrow by
Commonwealth's Attorney Byrd. who is
more familiar with the local conditions than
the five speakers who occupied all the time
to-day. His argument is awaited with un
usual interest.
During the arguments to-day the pris
oners were intensely interested. Jett was
apparently unmoved either by the touching
words of Thomas Marcum or the earliest
appeal of Captain Hurst, the venerable
father-Jn-laW of the presiding judge. White
seemed more deeply concerned about what
was said than Jett and was apparently
more affected by the surroundings.
Two courts were in session here again to
day. That of City Judge Cardwell succeed
ed the arson Inquisitions. One faction has
controlled the county and the other the
town offices. Owing to assassinations and
intimidations the latter had become almost
defunct. Judge Cardwell, one of the sur
vivors of his side, had not held city court
for eighteen months until martial law was
recently declared. Like others In his de
pleted faction he had been a prisoner in
his own home and unable to get to his
office. Meantime Town Marshal Cockrill
had been killed and his place never filled.
The troops now make arrests, and it was
to hear the cases of such arrests that the
local court was resumed. The men who as
saulted witnesses yesterday after they had
appeared beiore tne grand jury in the arson
cases were brought before Judge Cardwell
by the guards of the provost marshal and
convicted. The fines and imprisonments in
flicted are said to be the first penalties for
the violation of law here against feudists
for years.
The principal witness, B. J. Ewen. to-day
I sscaped with moat of his family to Lex
ington, ninety-three miles from Jackson.
As he has nothing to leave behind him, he
is now considered out of the reckoning, but
there are other witnesses for the prosecu
tion who are also considered in danger.
Maj. Embry Allen, who is in command of
the troops hare during the absence of Col.
Roger Williams, to-day earnestly advised
Mrs. B. J. Ewen to leave Jackson. She has
taken an active part in accumulating evi
dence against the men who burned her hus
band's hotel and who are directly connected
with the powerful faction In Breathitt
county. Major Allen expressed the belief
that her life was In danger, notwithstand
ing the fact that women and children have
heretofore been spared by assassins in
Jackson. Mrs. Ewen's fortitude and cour
age have been shown frequently, especially
during the recent trials through which she
has passed, and It was but the expected
when she replied: "I will stay here until
our interests are properly protected and
our contracts fulfilled. If they want to kill
me they will find me here for at least a
No woman has yet been ordered killed by
the feudists of Breathitt county. If such
an order is issued in this instance it is the
unanimous opinion that there will be an up
rising against the men who would at once
be suspected and that it would demand
many lives for the killing or the jeopardy
of any woman.
A hung Jury is expected because of the al
leged attitude of two of the members. As
the esse draws to a close alarm among
citizens because of the probability of troops
being withdrawn is manifest. The assas
sination of every person who has become
exposed as antagonistic to the ring is
feared. Arson may substitute assassination
where the latter is for any reason not ex-
And Who la Alleged to Hare Felon
iously Received Stolen Money, tne
Franklin Syndicate Fand.
NEW YORK, June 17. Robert A.Ammon
was convicted to-day of feloniously receiv
ing stolen money, the proceeds of the 530
per cent. Franklin syndicate. The amount
specifically stated in the indictment was
$30,500. The jury was out Just fifty-one
minutes. Ammon took the verdict non
chalantly. Just before he was taken to
his cell he said: "Weir I've got as much
nerve with me as Miller had."
Amnion's counsel made the usual mo
tions for a reversal of Judgment and a new
trial. Judge Newburger promptly denied
them and announced that sentence would
be pronounced on June 29. The penalty
may be imprisonment in the penitentiary
for not less than one year or more than
five, or a fine of 1250 and imprisonment in
the county jail for six months, at the dis
cretion of the court.
The case has been on trial for the last
two weeks, the feature of Interest being
Miller's appearance on the stand against
his former legal adviser and his start
ling testimony regarding the Franklin
syndlct te, Amnion's advice to flee when
the crash cams, and the transfer to Am
mon of the remaining funds on hand. Mill
er is serving a term In Sing Sing, but is
in ill health and the prevalent belief is that
he will be pardoned or receive a commuta
tion of sentence.
Judgment for $9,575 has been entered
against Winifred Ammon, wife of Ammon,
in the suit brought by Alfred Hayes, jr.,
assignee for the benefit of creditors of Sey
mour, Johnson A Co., stock brokers.
No More Money for Creditors of the
National Bank of Chicago.
CHICAGO. June 17. Jude Kohlsaat, in
an opinion delivered to-day in the United
States Circuit Court, decides that the di
rectors of the defunct National Bank of
Illinois cannot be held liable by creditors
for the balances of money due from the
bank. The idebtedness of the defunat
bank Is still about $3.500.000 and the court,
by the decision rendered to-day. has de
prived the creditors of further opportuni
ty for the recovery of claims except
through appeal. The time for beginning
suits anew has expired, and unless Judge
Kohlsaat's decision Is reversed, the credi
tors must wait until the remaining assets
of the bank are converted Into cash. The
complainants are about eighty in number
and were depositors of the bank or in
dividuals and corporations who bought up
the claims.
Dewey nnd His Cowboys Mnat Answer
the Charte of Mnrder.
ST. FRANCIS. Kan.. June 17. Chauncey
Dewey, Clyde Wilson and W. J. McBride,
charged with the murder of the Berry fam
ily two weeks ago, were this evening bound
over to the next session of the District
Court without bail. They will be taken
early to-morrow morning to Goodland,
where they wiU await trial. They will be
escorted across the country to Goodland by
the Osborne militia company, which has
been guarding them since their arrest.
Sheriff McCullough thinks he can pro:, t
his prisoners if the militia helpa him take
them to the jail at Goodland, la spite of
the threats made by the settlers.
John C. Wrtarht, F- Claypool nnd
Others Will Purchase Holding of
Indinnn Automobile Company.
Automobile Company Will Seek An
other Site for Proposed Station
Status of Ordinance.
There will be no automobile station erect
ed on East Vermont street, opposite Univer
sity Park. John C. Wright, E. F. Claypool
and others, who declared that the value of
their properties in the neighborhood would
be Injured by the erection of a repair and
supply station for autos, have decided to
buy the lot and the lease of the Indiana
Automobile Company. The price to be paid
is a handsome one.
John B. Cockrum. who is one of the big
stockholders in the Indiana Automobile
Company, was seen last night and refused
to either deny or confirm the report that
a deal had been consummated between the
wealthy property owners and the company.
It is known, however, that the deal will be
concluded to-day, and that the Indiana Au
tomobile Company will seek other Quarters
for the auto station.
The fight that developed between the
property owners on the one side and the
company on the other resulted last Monday
night in the introduction of an ordinance in
Council forbidding the erection of a station
for the repair or care of automobiles on any
street where the majority of the property
owners were unwilling. A district bounded
by New York street on the north, Alabama
street on the east. Georgia street on the
south and Senate avenue on the west was
exempted from its provisions. The ordi
nance may be suffered to die in committee,
since the agreement between the property
owners and the automobile company has
made it unnecessary.
The company has secured a building per
mit for the erection of the station on East
Vermont street. The permit will be can
celed and the company will make arrange
ments to build on another street. Mr. Cock
rum refused last night to discuss the plan
of the company as regards a new site.
Louisville A Southern Indinnn Haa a
Capital of 93,000,000.
The Louisville A Southern Indiana Trac
tion Company is the latest extensive cor
poration to file articles with the secretary
of State. The capital stock is 13,000,000,
of which $2,000,000 is to be common stock.
The business of the company is to be lo
cated in the cities of Jeffersonville and
New Albany, and it is the intention to
construct a line between these two cities,
and, if desired and the plan is found to be
expedient, to build lines into and through
the counties of Scott, Jefferson, Jackson,
Jennings, Harrison. Washington, Craw
ford ar.i Orange. The central office of the
company will be in New Albany. The di
rectors are Samuel Insull, James W. Du
nar. R. W. Walte, J. F. Stratton and J. O.
The Monroevllle Home Telephone Com
pany has increased its capital stock from
S10.0U0 to fcS.UOO and has filed notice of the
increase with the secretary of state.
Thomas Duffecey Injured in Freight
Wreck nt Romonn.
Local freight No. 75, on the Indianapolis
A Vincennes road, had an accident about
2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon near Ro-
mona. in Owen county, when the engine was
turned over into a ditch and Thomas Duf
fecey, 414 Wolcott street, the engineer, was
badly scalded about the arms and limbs.
He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital and
was resting well at a late hour last night.
It Is not thought he Is seriously burned.
Dr. Crockett, of the City Dispensary, at
tended the man.
Th cause of the dreck was on account of
new rails, which were not safe. The engine
was overturned. Trains were delayed about
two hours, but there were no serious re
sults besides the injury of Duffecey. Ro
mona is about forty-eight miles from In
dianapolis. It will take until this after
noon to get the engine back on the track,
' Kansas Legislature to Meet.
TOPEKA, Kan.. June 17. Governor Bailey
to-day issued a proclamation calling to
gether the Legislature In special session at
the Capitol in the city of Topeka on
Wednesday. June -4. for the purpose of en
abling counties and other municipalities to
build necessary bridges and for other relief
for the flood devastated district.
To-Dar's Programme.
9:30 a. m. Convention session Head
Camp at Tomlinson Hall.
Afternoon Biennial parade V ood
men Foresters of America, with this
line of march: From Camp Reeoe
the column will move west on touth
side of Washington street to a point
west of the Capitol, then counter
march on the north eio of Wash
ington street to Meridian street, n-Tth
on Meridian (around the west side of
the monument) to Vermont, cast to
Pennsylvania, south to Ohio, west Is
Meridian, south (around the east side
of the monument) to Washington,
east on the north side of Washington
street past the reviewing stand at
the courthouse.
Evening Military ball at Tomlinson
He Wna In One Store, at Virginia
Avenue and McCarty Street, for
Twenty Yenra.
Michael C. Staley. for thirty years a well
known druggist of the South Side, died at
10:30 o'clock last night at his home. No. 722
East McCarty street. He was about fifty
one years of age. His death was the result
of an attack of apoplexy which came upon
him last Sunday evening while he was vis
iting friends on East street.
For twenty years Mr. Staley was In the
drug business in one location, Virginia ave
nue and McCarty street. He retired from
business about a year ago. He was a mem
ber of the Order of Odd Fellows and of the
Knights of Pythias. His widow and a
daughter survive him. The arrangements
for the funeral will be announced later.
James M. Brennen Dead.
James M. Brennan, a well-known plumb
er, died last night at 8:30 o'clock at the
family residence, 2026 Norxh Capitol ave
nue. The arrangements for the funeral
will be anounced later.
Ten Killed nnd One Hundred Se
rioualy Wounded Because They
Paraded the Streets.
BERLIN, June 17. The Tageblatt to-day,
in mail advices from Lodz, Russian Poland,
gives an account of disturbances there on
Monday last. About 5,000 young workiugraen,
Jews, paraded the streets in an orderly
manner, but as a Socialist demonstration.
The police, in view of the number of those
engaged, called on the Cossacks for assist
ance and then the police and Cossacks
charged the workingmen, beating them with
the flat of their swords and with their
fists and mercilessly continuing the beatings
after a number of the men had been arrest
ed and were helpless, and further beating
them when the prisoners were taken into
the police station, where, according to the
mail advices, "blood ran in rivulets."
It is reported that ten young men were
beaten to death, and that of the 100 who
were arrested, all were seriously wounded.
Surgeons worked for five hours sewing up
rounds after the fury of the police had
been spent.
Notorious Jewbalter Attacked.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17. Kroushe
van, a notorious Jew baiter and editor of
the anti-Semitic organ in Klshineff, the
Bessarabetz, articles in which are believed
to have been largely responsible for the
massacre of the Jews in Kishineff. was at
tacked by a party of Jws in the streets
of St. Petersburg to-day. He was stabbed
in the neck by one of the Jews. The wound
Is not believed to be fatal. His assailant
was captured and .proved to be a former
student of the polytechnic school at Kit ft.
One la Accused of Accepting n Bribe
in a Traction Franchise Fight nnd
the Others of Breaking a Quorum.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LOGANSPORT, ind., June 17. Daniel A.
Gillespie and Stephen B. Boycr, members
of the Logansport Common Council, were
arrested on grand Jury indictments this
afternoon, the former charged with accept
ing a bribe and the latter with breaking
the quorum of the Common Conucil. Bond
was fixed in Gillespie's case at $5.000 and in
Boyer's at $500. Both secured bail, signed
by prominent citizens, and immediately
after leaving the sheriff's office Boyer
Joined a picnic party that was waiting for
The arrest Is the culmination of the sen
sational traction fight of last summer,
when the McCulloch interests defeated the
so-called Universal Transfer ordinance.
which was to give tne Boyd interests a
monopoly of Logansport streets. The
Council meeting at which the franchise
was defeated broke up in a riot. In which
Boyer was a leader. Gillespie had origi
nally voted for the franchise, but later
changed to the McCulloch side and voted
for the McCulloch franchise. The indict
ment charges that he received large sums
of money and railway passes to Influence
his vote, but does not state the bribe
Gillespie is a grain and stock dealer and
Boyer a manufacturer of chemical en
gines. They are members of the same
church and have always borne good repu
tations. Bishop v?.artsell Sails.
NEW YORK. June 17 Bishop J. c.
Hartxell. of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, sailed to-day on the Germans
his seventeenth tour of inspection of thr
African mission field. He was accompanied
by the Rev. 8. W. Naylor. of the Wiscon
sin Conference. The bishop has begun a
tour of over 90,000 miles, which will take
until next April to complete.
Head Clerk Hawes Unanimously
Re-Elected and All the Other
Selections Made.
Delegates and Visiting Woodmen
Witness Degree Work at Tom
linson Hall in Evening.
J. G. Johnson, the leader of the party
in opposition to the administration faction
in the Head Camp. Modern Woodmen of
America, saved himself further humiliation
and defeat yesterday In the convention by
withdrawing from the race for head consul.
With the retirement of Johnson all the
Johnson anti-administration party lay down,
and the administration ticket, led by A. R.
Talbot, candidate for head consul, was
unanimously elected. Following are th
officers elected:
Head Consul A. R. Talbot. Lincoln. Neb.
Head Adviser Dan B. Home, Davenport,
Head Clerk Charles W. Hawes. Rock
Island. 111.
Head Banker-A. N. Bort, Beloit, Wis.
Iliad rhanjatn Rev. W. H. Gardner,
Providence, K. I.
Head Escort C. D. Elliott. Seattle. Wash.
Head Watchman W. E. Beachley, Hag
erstown, Ind.
Head S'-ntry George W. Bowman, Okla
homa City, O. T.
Directors George W. Reilly, Danville, 111.;
Col. C. G. Saunders. Council Bluffs. la., R.
R. Smith. Missouri; E. E. Murphy. Leaven
worth. Kan.; Charles J. Byrnes, Michigan.
Board of Auditors Louis W. Otto. Craw
fordsville, Ind.; F. W. Parrott. Clay Cen
ter, Kan.; John Denison, Clarion, la.: M it.
Carrier, Lansing, Mich., and E. B. The as a.
Columbus. O.
The standing committees will be appointed
be the new head consul withih a month.
The election was a cut-and-dried slate af
fair from start to finish. There was opposl
tlon to Head Consul Talbot before the
election, and other candidates on the North
cott, or administration, slate, it is true, bul
their race was a hopeless one, and It was
practically certain two days before the elec
tion that none but the administration can
didates would be elected.
Although Lieutenant Governor Northcott,
of Illinois, stepped out from his office aa
head consul and did not seek re-election,
the election yesterday shows conclusively
that he is just as much master of the cen
tral organisation of the Modern Woodmen
of America aa he has ever been.
Mr. Northcott has been the real "boss" of
the Head Camp for a long time, and the
election of Head Consul Talbot and th
other administration candidates shows that
he will continue to manage the Head Camp
Just as much as though he was re-elected
head consul.
In carrying out their plan of opposing ev
erything the administration faction pro
posed the Johnson faction received further
humiliation yesterday by supporting th
movement to have the rate readjustment
question considered before officers wer
elected. A. vote by States on the proposi
tion to have consideration of rate readjust
ment precede the election showed 107 votes
for and 359 votes against it. All the votes
cast In favor of the rate readjustment ques
tion being considered first were those ot the
Johnson faction. The rate readjustment
question will come up to-morrow.
When Mr. Northcott. chairman of the
session, announced yesterday morning that
nominations were In order Delegate Pratt,
of Nebraska, placed in nomination A. R.
Talbot, of Lincoln, Neb., for head consul.
Mr. Pratt said:
"It has been said here that the most im
portant business before this convention Is
the question of readjustment. I grant you
that, but I also claim that one of the Im
portant matters of business of this Hesd
Camp is the election of a head consul who
will perform the duties devolving upon him
In the ensuing two years, and we come to
you with no apologies, because we present
a distinguished citizen of our State and also
a Woodman who Is known In every quarter
of the Jurisdiction. I have the honor of
presenting to you the future head consul,
A. R. Talbot, of Lincoln. NVb."
Mr. Johnson then took occasion to with
draw from the race for head consul and
save himself from certain defeat. In a
speech which was an attempt to cover up
the fact that he was "hedging" he said:
"I tnink that the majority favors the
election of a certain line of officers for the
principal offices of this Head Camp, and I
think it would be in the interests of the
expedition of business here if there be no
nominations made against tr.se selections,
but that they all be elected by acclamation,
and in the interests of that I want to move
v..u that the selection of Neighbor Talbot
for head consul of this order be made unan
imous and that the head clerk be authorised
to cast a vote.
"I want to say further, so far as I am
concerned, that I have had no better or
closer friend in this order in the thirteen
years that I have served it officially than
Neighbor Talbot. There is no man In the
Institution for whom I ha,ve a higher re
gard and for whose success there Is a
warmer place In my heart than for Neigh'
bor Talbot, and that there may be no sore
spots on me and I am satisfied there will
be no store spots on any other member of
the order I move you that tie head clerk
be authorised to cart the unanimous vote
of this Head Camp for Neighbor Talbot for
head consul."
Clerk Hawes cast the unanimous vote far
Mr. Talbot. In a brief speech of accepts nee
Mr. Talbot said:
"To be elected In this manner is Indeed aa
honor greater than kindness."
Head Adviser Daniel B. Home, of Iowa
was then placed in nomination for re-eleo
tlon. and was elected unanimously on the
motion of Delegate Korn, of Iowa.
Having no opposition. Head Clerk Hswea,
of Illinois, was unanimously re-elected. Mr.
Hawes fa id. in part:
"I thank you. neighbors, for the honor
which you have ajala conferred upon tn.

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