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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1903.
8 BIG CROWD AT CAMP KASKAKEE (ILL.) DRILL TEAM THE MOST ROTABLE ARRIVAL. There Are Sow Over Thirteen Hun dred I Iformed Men Inder Tent i nt limp Reeee. GEN MITCHELL HIGHLY PLEASED MICH RETTER SHOWING THA5I HAS HERETOFORE BEEX MADE. Omnha'i Crack Team Makes the Reat Score Many Women Visit the Drill Field. Wtth the arrival at Camp Reece of the Kankakee (1!1.) drill team yesterday morn lng at 4:30 o'clock the camp of Foresters was Dearly completed. Several teams are expected to arrive this morning to take their places la the grand parade this after noon over the prescribed city route. The Illinois team registered yesterday morning, in command of Chief Forester W. H. Beats ft, had seventeen men, and were sent to comfortable quarters on Riley av enue. At noon the records in the adjutant gener al's headquarters showed a total of sixty seven teams in camp, with an aggregate of I. 330 men. This did not include the officers of the general staff nor the membership of the eight bands which will contest for the prizes in to-morrow's band contest. Säldom. If ever, have Indianapolis people witnessed so brilliant and Interesting a spectacle as the head consul's review of the two divisions of Foresters yesterday afternoon on the parade ground at 4 o'clock. The passing of the axmen in perfect march ing movements furnished a beautiful and changeable picture that will long be re membered. Head Consul Northcott. Head Clerk C. W. Hawes and General Mitchell, each mounted, from an elevated point toward the north of the plaza, scrutinized the camps as they marched In review through the length of the parade inclosure. MANY SPECTATORS. Fully 3.00C visitors crowded about the borders of the great field, and perhaps 200 delegates from the Head Camp, which ad journed at 3 p. m., were gathered near the reviewing officers. All the Woodmen head officers were present. Among the prominent ladies who from good vantage ground en Joyed the splendid presentation were a num ber of executive officers of the Royal Neigh bors. They were: Mrs. E. D. Watts, of Omaha; Mrs. Lina M. Collins, of Minne apolis; Mrs. Hattie M. Lombard, of Grand Rapids. Mich.; Mrs. Irene E. Bentley, of Oelwein. Ia.; Mrs. Myra G. Enright, of Kansas City. Kan., and Mrs. Alice C. Nash, of Minneapolis. In carriages were Mrs. W. A. Northcott. Mrs. C. W. Hawes, Mrs. Gen. J. H. Mitch ell. Mrs. Col. P. T. Anderson. Mrs. Col. F. I. Ringer and Mrs. Col. S. R. Davis. The prize drills in the senior and junior classes yesterday were signalized by un usually high scores, and as a result of the intricate and trying drills twenty-one teams will to-morrow march from their company quarters to Quackenhush square and be awarded the cash prizes and hand some prize trophies they have won. The big score msde yesterday In the senior class, snd which means "first money." was attained by the Kansas City (Mo.) team, Capt. J. W. Fryer command ing. It wss 98.52. and the team was accord ed a hearty reception along Its line of march from the parade ground to quarters after Its drill had been finished. The same may be said also of the Omaha team. Capt.. H. C Martens, which secured a mark of' i. the Des Moines team (Brig. Gen. J. D. Liggett's own), with a score of 94.19; the Denver team. Capt. Charles E. Page. 93.48; Minneapolis team. Capt. Carl Pearce, 93.46, and Lincoln, Neb., team, 93.43. In the day's pony class drills the highest scores were those of the West Duluth, Minn., team. Capt. Charles S. Salter, 92.4. in the morning, and the Des Moines team, rapt. Robert Tillotson, 9S.2, in the after Coon. Knrly In the afternoon the Kansas Girl Band, of Wetmore. Kan., paid Its first visit to the camp, rendered several fine selec tions in front of general headquarters and remained for the afternoon review. THE OMAHA TEAM. The Omaha team is one of the Forester fancy drill con panles that has "gone up against"' the crack teams of every fraternal organisation within its home section. For the last two years it has been continuously coached by some of the most accomplished drill masters in the West. Capt. W. E. Stockham, of Omaha, who for a long time was the principal company officer of the famous Thurston Rifles, a crack military I mpany of Omaha. Captain Stockham waa also captain of Company L First Ne braska Volunteer Infantry, and with that regiment saw hot service in the Philippines. He was close to Colonel Stotsenberg when the latter was killed at Ouininti. P. L The Omaha team, under his instruction, has lost only cne drill in two years of its life as a Forester team. The team brought with it to Indianapolis its manager. C. H. Riepen, a very agreeable Omaha gentleman and popular Nebraska Woodman. One of the agreeable diversions from camp routine yesterday was the unexpected visit of the Kansas Girl Band, the attrac ts twenty-eight misses in their brilliant red uniforms appearing before general beadquarters and giving a brief eoao It programme at 3: p. m. The band then marched to the Kansas company quarters and led the Kansas camps in the afternoon review. They then went to the Female Re formatory, where they rendered several se lections for the benefit of the inmates. The encampment, as considered by the many well-known national guardsmen among the Foresters at Camp Reoe. thoir second encampment, is a superb success, and from General Mitchell's headquarter to the company sections of the camp, all are supremely satisfied. Bald General Mitchell last night: "Ow ing to the support and favor of General Northcott. the experiment of an encamp ment of uniformed Foresters was tried first at St. Paul The first real prepara tions for that gathering of the uniformed men only began in March preceding. The success of that encampment and the unani mous opinion of the delegates at St. Paul seemed to warrant the second encampment which is now in progress here. The in tense interest felt by members of the order In other vital questions seemed to over shadow the idea of another Forester en campment and the success of the Indian apolis gathering seemed doubtful. But Strong exertions were made by the For esters department to prevent this encamp ment from proving a failure. The present encampment, both as to the number of teams reporting for duty and the total at tendance, approximates three times that of gt. Paul, two years ago. Not only has a vast progress in team work been accom plished, but a strict observance of military customs and duties has been enforced with the beat joaslble effect among the men in a knowledge of military formation not sven sttemptcd at St. Paul. So marked has beer the improvement that I feel safe in putting the work of the Foresters alongside that of a well-organized National Guard. Nothing but the earnest seal of the men and the painstaking care of com petent officers could have accomplished these results in so short a time. I am more than satisfied with the work of field, staff and line No fair critic can question the Judgment of Mr. Northcott. prompted and ably backed by the executive council in establishing the encampment system or be dissatisfied with its progress. We art anxious that the people of Indianapolis shall come to Camp Reece and note the excellence and attractiveness of a perfect Woodmen Forester encampment." OFFICIAL 8CORE8. The offlciaj scores yesterday, closing the prise drills, were as follows: Morning Drills. Senior Class J. D. Liggett. Des Moines. Ia . inspection. 14.43; drill and movements, Ulf; total. 94.19. H. C. Martens, Omaha.' Neb.: inspection. 14.86; drill and movements, 82.19; totul. Km, E. L Conner. Kokomo. Ind.; inspection. 14.06; drill snd movements. 76.13; total. 10.19. O. D Laurlen, Kalamazoo, Mich.; inspec tion. 13 6; drill and movements. 69.36: total. 83.22. T. Barnard. Hannibal. Mo.; inspection. 12.73; drill and movements. 77.65; total. 77.73. Carl Pearce. Minneapolis; Inspection, 14.23; drill and movements. 7!.22; total. S3. 46. J. W. Fryer. Kansas City, Mo.: Inspection. 14.76; drill and movements, S3.76; total, MM, Charles E. Page. Denver. Col.; Inspection. 14.216; drill and movements, 79.266; total. S3 4v C. G. Butterfleld. Kansas City. Mo.; in spection. 14.06; drill and movements, a.s6; total. 89.92. A. C. Harrich. Lincoln. Neb.; Inspection, 13.06: drill and movements, 78.83; total, 92.43. Junior Class C. P. Walker, Lincoln. Neb ; inspection. 13.1; drill and movements. 71.2; total. 94.3. Charles C. Salter, West Duluth. Minn.; inspection. 14.2; drill and movements, 78.2; total. 92.4. Charles Joachim. Oshkosh. Wis.; inspec tion, 13.7; drill and movements, 74.3; total, ML Thomas H. Flynn, Rock Island, 111.; in spection, 12.5; drill and movements, 72.1; total. 84.6. J. C. Bauerlein. St. Joseph, Mo.; Inspec ts a. 12.6; drill and movements, 73.3; total, 85.9. D. E. Clark, Monmouth. 111.; Inspection. 13.1; drill and movements. 75.6; total. 88.7. Afternoon Drills. Junior Class C. A. Allen. " Mlnneapol's; Inspection. 13.9; drill and movements. 75.S; total. 89.7. G. W. Quiette. Iola. Kan.; inspection. 12.7; drill and movements, 59.2; total, TLt. C. J. Waterstreet. Bloomington. 111.; in- HEAD CONSUL Lincoln, speetion, 13.7; drill and movements, 74.7; j total. 88.4. Richard Tillotson, Des Moines, Ia.; In spection, 14; drill and movements, 79.2; total, rt 9. Many Visit the Journal Tent. The Journal's headquarters at Camp Reece has been visited by hundreds of For esters and their friends. The many accom modations offered have been taken advan tage of and Mr. George E. Reese and his assistants have been kept busy early and late. On account of Its centra location strang ers to the Journal tent make it their head quarters and avail themselves of its privi leges. TALBOT NOW HEAD CONSUL. (CONfU'DED FROM FIRST PAGE.) I will accept It, as I did at Springfield, with the pledge to give you all of my time and all the ability I possess in furthering the Interests of th.s great society." A. N. Bort, of Beloit, Wis., was then nominated for the office of head banker, and Delegate Swenson, of Minnesota, hav ing withdrawn from the race, was elected unanimously. The five members of the board of direc tors, as given above, were then nominated, and there being no opposition, were elect ed unanimously. The convertion then adjourned and most of the delegates went to Camp Reece, on East Washington 5treet, to witness the competitive prize drills between the Wood men Foresters of America. BIG CIITBfl T A K EX IX. This Action Will Increase Membership of Modern "Woodmen. Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincin nati, Cleveland, Baltimore, Jersey City, De troit, Buffalo, Chicago, New York, Pitts burg. Milwaukee, San Francisco and all other cities of over 300.000 inhabitants, which have been excluded, will hereafter be admitted to the jurisdiction of the Mod ern Woodmen of America. The convention yesterday afternoon voted unanimously to admit cities of 200,000 Inhabitants or more by adopting the recommendation in the law committee's report unanimously. Between 300,000 and 300,000 new members will be added to the order during the next two years as the result of this action. This statement was made last night by Wood men who are fn a position to know the meaning of the action of the convention yesterday afternoon. The admission of these cities into the jur isdiction of the Modern Woodmen is large ly the result of the strong campaign made during the past s-vm-u1 years by the Illi nois delegates for the admission of Chi cago, it is thought. The Illinois delega tion came to Indianapolis this week with the determined purpose to get admittance for Chicago, and th y announced at the beginning of the convention that they ex pected to win their point. JAMES V. EUAVS STATEMENT. He Defends the Administration Forces of the Modern Woodmen. A reply to the charges that the central organization of the Modern Woodmen of America is dominated and managed en tirely by a "machine," of which Lieuten ant Governor Northcott, of Illinois, is the head, was given out last night by James F. Egan. of Rock Island. 111., private secre tary to Major Hawes, head clerk. The re ply, in part, follows: "I have heard much during the last week of 'ring and machine rule.' 'pay roll pa triots,' 'chronic office hunters,' etc., all of which was designed to discredit the pres ent management of the Modern Woodmen of America. "To the persons unacquainted with the Woodmen Organisation it. plan of govern mentthe charge of 'machine rule," with the accusation pointed at officers who have been In power for ten or more years, would appear plausible on Its face. We have got along to that placethe American people. 1 mean where we consider it fashionable to bawl 'machine' every time a man hap pens to continue in an office for more than six months. It might be profitable at times to consider the record made by the office holder and see If we cannot discover the I secret of his lasting Qualities, and this ia ssssbssssssssssi. vi Mfliregyggspy, " " WftiV " -v. t.t T'-' v BHnEnnasfliHllHflHlRnS nnnnnnnnnnnnnHvC' particularly relevant when the management of the Woodmen Society is under consider ation. 'The society in November, 1890, when Head Consul Northcott and Head Clerk Hawes were first elected and Mr. Talbot was flrst elected a director, had 42.000 mem bers. It now has 740.000. gained under their direction, with other officials who have. I from time to time, been elected to serve with them. Where It had in 1890 a few million dollars insurance in force, it now has a billion two hundred million. Under their management has been disbursed over $35.000.000 in the payment of death claims. "Coming down to the convention now In session It may be said that before the con vention was called to order it was known to a certainty that what has happened would happen. It was known that rate read justment in some form was and is favored by the overwhelming majority of the dele gates. It was known substantially that the officers who have been elected would be elected. The rate readjustment issue was made two years gas and not a day has passed since then but what the lines be tween those who favored and those who opposed readjustment have been drawn the sharper. When the conventions met on May 6 it was found that those who favored read justment were in the overwhelming ma jority. Three-fourths of the delegates to the present convention were elected by State delegates who favored readjustment. ' The Woodmen who led the fight against readjustment were beaten in the state con ventions. Because the state conventions permitted the delegates from r-ach congres sional district to select the delegates from that district, as has been the practice, is H ft. TALBOT Neb. the only reason why there was a single dt-legate in the present convention opposed to the present management of the society, which has been re-elected. "Head Consul Northcott. the leader of the present management of the society, has been the leader of the campaign for read justment. Head Clerk Hawes, Directors Talbot. Murphy. Reilly. Head Banker Smith and C. J. Byrns, of Michigan, who has just bfX B elected a director, all stood squarely for readjustment. They were the leaders in the campaign. Therefore, when read justment won. they won, and the victory for readjustment was, in a sense, a personal victory for the officers I have named. Be cause they led a victorious campaign they were conceded to be the choice of the so ciety for the highest offices at its disposal. It is not strange, therefore, that this con vention ratified the expression of the mem bership as reflected in the results of the state conventions on the 6th of last month. "If majority rule means machine rule, then the officers who have just been elected are the leaders of a machine. But I should feel inclined to say that they are the ma jority choice of the 740.000 Woodmen of the jurisdiction. Of course, the minority, which has been so conclusively whipped, is vicious in its criticisms, even to the point of ac tionable slander. However, the Woodmen society, with officers selected who are the choice of the overwhelming majority of the membership, will undoubtedly be able to survive the displeasure of a disgruntled minority which has not a good leg left to stand upon." RATE R E AD JI'STMEXT. This Question Xofr the Important One Before the Convention. The rate adjustment question is now the most Important and the most interesting one before the convention. Consideration of It will begin to-morrow morning, and like ly will take most of the time until the con vention adjourns Saturday evening. J. G. Johnson expects to make one more stand against the administration faction. He will put up a determined fight against rate readjustment under the Northcott and Fawcett plans. Mr. Johuson and his faction are in favor of rate readjustment, they say, but want It brought about finally by a referendum vote. The administration and Fawcett plans contemplate nnal action by the Head ( amp and have no clause providing for the matter to be settled finally by the general membership. Because the general membership has no place as to voting In these plans the John son faction will oppose it. We have conceded the officers," said Mr. Johnson yesterday afternoon, "but we will tight out the readjustment question." Of all the rate readjustment plans that have been suggested during the past two years the Northcott and Fawcett plans are tne ones wnicn win receive the most se rious consideration from the convention. These plans are the level rate and the step-rate plans. The level rate plan provides for an in crease all along the line, the rate at eight een years, which is the minimum rate, be ing placed at 95 cents. From this the rate grades up to $2.50, the rate at the age of torty-elght years. The central purpose of this plan is to es tabltsh a sufficient surplus fund to meet all the claims at maturity by death. The step, or the natural plan, provides for a rate of assessment based upon the age of the insured and advancing as age advances. Members eighteen years old, un der this plan, would pay 40-cent assess ments. This rate would advance gradually to $2 at the age of sixty years. At this stage the rate would remain stationary and the insurance would decrease. The plan of readjustment which, in all probability, will be adopted, will be a com bination of both of these plans. If this is the outcome of the matter mem bers may elect to take the flat rate, prac tically, or the step rate practically, and may. also after taking out their insur ance, change from whichever plan has been chosen; and the member might also take part of his insurance under one plan and part under the other. This plan, it Is claimed generally, is the most equitable that the order can arrive at, placing the society upon a reserve basis, and at the same time making the reserve small enough, compatible with safety, to ovoid the accumulation of a vast sum of money which the order would have no use for. Mission In This City. H. W. Murray, commissioner of emi gration for the California Promotion So ciety, is in Indianapolis to co-operate with the California delegation to the Woodmen convention to secure for San Francisco the next biennial convention of the Woodmen. San Francisco is one of the best cities in the country for conventions, he says. He arrived in the city yesterday afternoon. Another mission Mr. Murray has come to : Indiana on is the labor question In connec i tion with fruit culture in California. He I says not fewer than 8.000 fruit pickers and j handlers could find lucrative emp'oyment In j California during the next four months. ! For inexperienced farm help he says from ; $1.50 to $2.50 a day is paid In California. In southern California alone there are more than 5.000,000 orange trees and all the fruit Is picked and prepared for shipment by hand. This crop is valued at $i7.000.000 an nually. Secret Work Exemplified. Exemplification of secret work by Kent Camp, of Grand Rapids, Mich., at Tomlln son Hall, took the place of a convention session of the Head Camp last night. The affair was secret and only the delegates ! and those who could give the "grip" were. I allowed admittance. The attendance was large and the convention headquarters at the Hotel Claypool looked as though the Woodmen had deserted Indianapolis. Kent Camp Is one of the finest drill and secret work teams in the world. Money for Flood Sufferers. The convention may vote a large sum of money to the aid of the victims of the Kan sas and Missouri floods, in which States the Modern Woodmen of America has a large membership. The matter will come up un der the head of miscellaneous business to ward the end of the convention. Woodmen Sidelights. Ten thousand persons are expected to march in the Woodmen parade this after noon. Lieutenant Governor Northcott, of Illinois, is known as the Richard Croker of the Modern Woodmen of America. XXX The Modern Woodmen cf America have $1.200.000,000 insurance in force. There are more than 700,000 members in the order. x x a "I told you so." This is what Robert A. Brown, clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, said last night when asked about the Woodmen convention. XXX Some wit says the Woodmen should hold their next convention in California because there are so many thousands of acres of timber to be cut out there. xxx The Toledo boys at Camp Reece are gain ing considerable prominence by their excel lent drill work. The team quartet gave a serenade last night in front of the Journal headquarters at the camp. xxx One of the Forestry drill teams from Kan sas City, Mo., in white duck uniforms and scarlet-plumed helmets gave an exhibition drill in the rotunda of the Hotel Claypool last evening. The team numbers twelve men. xxx One of the good shows Is the Benton Har bor (Mich.) drill team at Camp Reece. Last night, during the festivities at the camp, the Benton Harbor boys exhibted the bear they captured in the northern woods of Michigan. They have named the bear "In dianapolis Journal." xxx The medical section of the Modern Wood men of America met yesterday afternoon and adopted resolutions on the death of the late Dr. F. C. Miller, of Washington, who died last Sunday. He had made all ar rangements to oosas to Indianapolis this week, when he was taken suddenly ill with diphtheria. He was head physician of the order in Washington. xxx J. G. Johnson, of Kansas, probably will be removed from the assistant general attor neyship of the Modern Woodmen of Amer ica as the result of the victory of the ad ministration slate yesterday. B. D. Smith, of Mankota. Minn., probably will be reap pointed assistant general attorney. Gen eral Attorney White will likely be reappoint ed. It is thought that F. O. Van Galder. editor of the order's official paper, will be reappointed also. XXX A. R. Talbot received many congratula tions last night on his election as head consul in the way of floral designs. The most elaborate was an automobile laden with sweet peas from the "Old Guard." This Is an organization of the deiegates-at- HEAD BANKER A. N. Beloit, Wis. BORT. large who attended the Dubuque conven tion in 1S97. Those who presented the con gratulatory bouquet were: Lieutenant Gov ernor Northcott of Illinois, C. A. Atkinson of Chicago, C. D. Elliott of Seattle, Charles Shurman of Minnesota. Dr. C. A. Ruby of Clinton. Mo.. C. E. Waiden of Madison. Wis., J. Fred Franz of Huntington, Ind., F. R. Van Slyke of South Dakota, and E. B. Thomas of Columbus, O. Picnic nt Hndley Indnstrinl School. A picnic will be given to-day by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union at the Hadley Industrial School for Girls. There will be a sliver medal congest. Fol lowing is the programme: Recitation, "Hatred of Rum"... Elsie Eaton Recitation, "Patriotic Sins of Intemper ance" Katie Collins Piano solo Miss Louanna Christie Recitation, "Tom Jones' Lillian O Neil Recitation. "Farmer Davis".. Rena Caulten Recitation, "The Old Man's Account of the Meeting" Olive Gentle Piano solo Miss Laura Doan Recitation, "Who Struck the Blow?".... Maggie Collins Recitation, "Good-night, Papa" Ruth Williams Recitation, "Voters" Maud Taylor Recitation, "Converted Rum Sellers".... Emma Petticord Song By Babies of the School Recitation, "In the Kegs" Ina Barker Drill By Girls of School Address By Mrs. L. F. McWhirter Mra. Mawdalens Hader Dead. Mrs. Magdalena Huder, aged seventy two, widow of the late Henry Huder, sr., and mother of Henry J. Huder, the drug gist at Pennsylvania and Washington streets, died early yesterday morning at the home of her son. No. 1234 North New Jer sey street. She was born in Madison, Ind., and came here in 1S72. She leaves besides Mr. Henry Huder six daughters, Mrs. C. H. Neith. of Chicago. Mrs. Arnold Fete and Misses Louise. Hattie, Elizabeth and Carrie Huder. of this city. The funeral will be held from the resi dence this afternoon at 3:30. Burial will be at Crown Hill. Boys Quarreled Over Money. William Brewer, of No. 639 Concord street, and Frank Wallace, of No. 441 Concord street, were arrested last night. Both were locked up charged with assault and bat tery'. Wallace is about fifteen years old and claims that Brewer owes him Sl.SO. which he refuses to pay. He went into Brewer's house last evening and seated himself on a table and demanded th- money. Brewer failed to settle and started to eject the boy from the premises. This was not agreeable and young Wallace pro ceeded to bombard the house with stones. Patrolmen Dickison snd Castle were called 1 and placed the two under arresL SWSBSSMnasaannnsjssssnannnnnniii n yi i MODERNWOODMEN PARADE CHIEF MARSHAL. EDWIX B. Pl'GH ISSIES HIS ORDERS. Foresters Will Compose the First Di visionOrder of Formation and Line of March. The following order has been issued by Edwin B. Pugh, chief marshal, designating the points of formation for the Modern Woodmen parade this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The first division will consist of Forest ers and will form in the camp grounds on East Washington street. The second division will consist of all civic delegations from outside of the State of Indiana and will form on Arsenal ave nue, right resting on Washington street The third division will consist of all civic delegations from the State of Indiana out side of Marion county and will form on Highland avenue, right resting on Wash ington street. The fourth division will consist of all MM ' . :.- ' :V,,,-- . .' .sfKsFFmm Enoaoao aSjmrMmmA-. ' '-'XSBSSeA'H BHraR&OKv ' 'nS m MbC-':-':" 1 h HEAD CLERK Rock civic delegations from Marion county and will form on Southeastern avenue and 1 C ruse street, right resting on W ashington street. The fifth division will consist of Head Camp officers and local committees in car riages and will form on Washington street (south side), extending east from South eastern avenue. ORDER OF PARADE. The column will move in the following order: First Division. Superintendent of Police and Captain. Detail of Police Officers. Edwin B. Pugh, grand marshal, and staff, H. E. Negley. chief of staff. W. A. Northcott, head consul, and C. W. Hawes, head clerk (mounted). Major General J. H. Mitchell and staff. Foresters. Second Division. Civic delegations from outside the State, headed by deputies to the head consul. Third Division. Civic delegations from Indiana outside of Marion county. Fourth Division. Civic delegations from Marlon county. Fifth Division. Head Camp officers and local committees in carriages. Bands will b' assigned at the head of each division and throughout the column in the various divisions. LINE OF MARCH. The line of march will be as follows: From Camp Reece the column will move ! west on south side of Washington street j to Missouri street, then countermarch on the north side of Washington street to Meridian street, then north on Meridian (around the west side of the sol diers' and sailors' monument) to Vermont street, then east on Vermont street to Pennsylvania street, then south on Penn sylvania street to Ohio street, then west on Ohio street to Meridian street, then south on Meridian street (around the east side of the soldiers' and sailors' monu ment) to Washington street, then east on the north side of Washington street past the reviewing stand at the Marion county courthouse. The general staff is composed as follows: Edwin B. Pugh, gTand marshal; Harry E. Negley, chief of staff: Charles N. Elliott. Joseph Hogue, M. T. Washburn. S. M. Hoff, Charles F. Hurst. Newton McGuire, G. A. Wurgler. John Bunnlng, F. S. Jacobs, Ernest Rleman. W. G. Splllman, G. B. Mueller, Bert Houchin, Philip Heiseil, C. W. Jackson, Robert H. Bryson, Fred Wiese, A. C. Brown. CHANGES HIS CREED. Rev. J. H. Waterbar, It Is Snld, Will French in Indinnnpolls. Rev. J. H. Waterbury, of Beardstown. 111., yesterday announced his determination to sever his connection with the Methodist Episcopal Church in order to ally himself with the Congregational Church. He will, it is said, come to a church in Indianapolis, but which one could not be ascertained last night. No reason was assigned for the change of creed on the part of Mr. Water bury. Cowles Will .Sing; "The Horn.' Eugene Cowles has decided to make a slight change in his programme at Fair Bank to-night and will sing "The Horn," which has seldom been heard in Indianapo lis, but Is one of his favorite solos.' It is a stirring song and he says It gives him won derful opportunities to display the range and power of hi r.ire. He has also de cided to sing "Annie Laurie." with which he has probably scored his greatest hit. the remainder of the week. Mr. Cowles is loud in his praises of the Ostendorf band, which accompanies him in all of his songs. He says it is one of the best bands in the country, and for the num ber of pieces thirty-six he has never heard Its equal. The band renders a pleas ing concert every evening, and to-night Pasquela Montani. piccolo soloist, is in cluded on the programme. Horse Trader Arrented. Harry Bruner, a horse trader living at 723 Park avenue, was placed under arrest yes terday evening on a charge of obtaining money under false pretense. Bruner. it is claimed, went to the Kingan Packing Com pany and represented to James H. Bid dinger, a bookkeeper, that he was a mem ber of the firm of Bruner Bros., cement contractors, who were at the time doing some work for Kingan. Biddinfcer paid $85 for the horse, which was apparently in good condition. Later it was found to be unsound. The police were notified and were on the lookout for Bruner. who was seen driving past headquarters yesterday after noon, and put under arrest by Captain Hy INVITATION TO WOODMEN. Rev. Mr. Lyon Anxlons to Have Them Attend Gospel Meeting. A special invitation has been extended to the Modern Woodmen of America in convention here to attend the revival serv ices to-night in the gospel tent, on Pros pect street. A meeting waa held for the traveling men last week, and a like one will be held to-night. Mr. Lyon said that if people can invite them to their prize fights, he saw no reason why he should not invite them to the gospel meetings. Mr. Lyon's talk this afternoon will be a discussion of the principal points of his book, which has Just been published by the Fleming H. Revell Company. The title of the book is "The Lordship of Jesus." To-night Mr. Lyon will preach on the subject, "How May I Know That I am a Christian ?" The meeting for women only will be to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock- Another men's meeting has been arranged for Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. An enthusiastic meeting was held again last night. There were ten professed con- C. IV. HAWES Island, 111. versions. Mr. Lyon spoke on "The Suf ficiency of Grace." Ho said the world's ex cuse for not accepting the grace of God is evil tendencies and evil surroundings, but religion's answer to this is the sufficiency of grace. He brought out three points il lustrative of the answer that the grace of God is free to every one, that it is suffi cient for every one and that it Is the same for every one. Salvation, he said, cannot be bought, and if it could be bought, no one could pay the price. The nearest ap proach to the grace of God, Mr. Lywn thinks, is the love of the parent for the child. "The business man needs the grace of God in his business," the speaker closed, "to keep him right in his business. The women need it in the home to keep the home pure and sweet and beautiful, the young people need it to keep them in the right way and every one needs it to cheer them in adversity and sorrow." PARDONS BOARD IS BUSY SEVERAL PETITIONS FOR CLEMENCY BEING CONSIDERED. Case of Cyras Brown, Who Murdered His Wlfe-I.urliu Mnbbett Mar der Recalled. The State Board of Pardons, which began Its session at the Statehouse Tuesday, will try to complete the work it has on hands this week. The board considered a number of cases yesterday. One of the important ones in which there is an application for pardon is that of Cyrus Brown, of Bar tholomew county, who is serving a life sen tence in the Michigan City Prison for the murder of his wife. Brown is a veteran soldier. He was sent to prison in Decem ber, 1S93. He and his wife had been having trouble and she left him. taking away their son. The killing occurred while they were separated. After the murder Brown went to the home of his daughter and coolly in formed her that he had killed her mother. The family did not believe what he said, and Brown sat down with them and ate his supper. He remained there that night and at bedtime retired with the other members of the family. Up to that time his story of having killed his wife was not believed. Brown, it is claimed, is not strong men tally, and his friends are asking that he be released from prison and sent to the sol diers' home. He is sixty-three years old. Another case under investigation is that of Charles Cornelius, of Noblesvllle, who is in prison for assaulting a man in the streets of Noblesville with a knife. Cornelius is sn epileptic, and on this ground the board is asked to recommend a parole in his case. Judge Neal. of Noblesville, who sentenced Cornelius to prison, was summoned by the board and was asked a number of questions about the cass yesterday. A MURDER CASE. The board took up the case of John Mc Intosh, of Cass county, who is serving s life sentence for murder, and considered some of the features involved. It was said yesterday that the case would have to go over until the next sitting of the board. The case of John Griffin, of Henry coun ty, convicted of robbery, and that of Wril liam A. Greene, sent up from Miami county for murder in 1&S7, were under considera tion. Greene received a life sentence for killing a man at a picnic near the town of Burlington. Ind. His brother, Amer Greene, was lynched by a mob at Delphi. Carroll county, several years ago for the murder of Luella Mabbett, a young woman who lived in that locality. The two murders happened about the same time and the Greene boys fled to Texas, where they were afterward located and captured by "Buck"' Stanley, of L.ogansport. The latter has since become an evangelist. It was on the occasion of the hanging of Amer Greene by a mob that a great country newspaper "scoop" was ac complished. The hero of this "beat" was Charles B. Land is. who has since become s congressman, but who then was devoting his time to editing the Delphi Journal. Wil liam A. Greene was tried and sent to Mich igan City for life. He is badly crippled and is a sort of trusty at the prison. He has charge of the prison cigar and news stand. A year or two ago, when the investigation of prison officials was being made by the board of managers Oreene's sad eyes and pathetic figure attracted a good deal of attention. Do you ever think of owning your home? It can be done. Many real estate agencies in Indianapolis have good property to offer on the easy monthly payment plan. They all advertise in the Journal. Why pay rent when you may as easily apply the amount you now pay in rent upon the price of a home? Watch the classified columns of the Journal. You will find just what you want and at the price you want to pay. i