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WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 23. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1SÖ0. VOL. EIII. NO. 170. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1903 TWELVE PAGES. PRICE 2 CENTS. ON RAILWAY TRAINS FIVE CENTS. THE INQUIRY EXTENDED ALL HR AM" HKS OF THE POSTOFFILK UEP.4KTMKT TO BE PROBED. vectors Will Overhanl the Railway Mall Service and Shallenberger's and Madden' Office. CONTRACTS MAY BE ANNULLED A2ID DISBl RSEMENTS III ALL BU REAUS BE EXAMINED. Charges Filed Against Charlea Hedges, Superintendent of the City Delivery Service. GRAND JURY STILL AT WORK I IMJKTMr.VTS MAY BE RETIRHED AGAINST FIVE PERSONS. Asaiatant District Attorney Warned by tU- Pretldeat AgalDit tontlnn in Dilatory luetics. Bicial to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON. June 18,-The investiga tion in the Postoffice Department becomes more comprehensive day by day. It is now learned that practically all the books of the auditor are In the hands of Fourth Assistant Bristow, and that every trans action of the past few years relating to disbursements in the free delivery service, the division of salaries ami allowances and for railway mail transportation, is being closely scrutinized. Heretofore the de partment Inspectors have devoted their at tention primarily to a rigid examination of conditions In the bureaus formerly in charge of August W. Machen and George W. Beavers, the inquiry into the dealings of the law branch of the department with "get rich quick" concerns and the dis closures in the Washington city postofflce, showing innumerable violations of the civil service laws being merely incidental to th general' investigation. I. now develops that the railway mail division will be as closely inquired into as other branches of the service and further that the office of the third assistant post master general will be overhauled by the Inspectors. As far as can be learned, no charges have been filed against Mr. Shal lenberger, the second assistant, or Mr. Madden, the third assistant, or any of the officials under them, but it is the purpose of Postmaster General Payne to make the investigation so sweeping as to obviate the possibility of suspicion arising here after that anything has been left undone. If the officials wer so inclined it is gen erally recognized that the possibilities for "graft" in the railway mail service are limitless and it is also pointed out that with auch "enterprise" as Machen displayed large sums could be made in the division having jurisdiction over second class mail matter. For this reason the inquiry will be extended to the bureaus of the second and third assistants. XXX In connection with the examination of the books of Auditor Castle It is learned that another question about the transactions of Mr. Beavers, former chief of salaries and allowances, has been discovered. A few years ago Mr. Beavers was detailed to make an examination into claims of letter carriers for overtime. It appears that he demanded and was paid $4 per diem for this work In addition to his regular salary of $2, 50u a year. He thus drew double pay from the government, and Mr. Bristow wants to kno why his vouchers for the per diem were passed by the auditor. It is under Stood that other irregularities, most of them of a minor nature, appear to have taken place in the auditor's office. Notwithstanding developments in other directions, a great deal of interest is mani fested in the operations of the inspectors in the division of salaries and allowances. Mr. Beavers handled about S20.OOU.000 a year. He had unlimited authority in making con tracts. He lived like a lord, and as soon as the word was passed that inspectors would scrutinize his accounts he resigned. xxx It was announced to-day that the Post office Department has given formal notifi cation to a number of contractors who have for years been furnishing a line of stand ard postal supplies that it may take advan tage of the clause in these contracts which permits the department to cancel them at the close of the rises 1 year. The fiscal year ends with the last day of the present month. This step was taken as a precau tionary one. The investigation of the divi sion of salaries and allowances has to do directly with supply contracts. Under the circumstances the postmaster general wishes to be in position to terminate these contracts, or any one of them, if irregulari ties or any other good reason for such ac tion develop. xxx It is reported that the federal grand jury will bring in five indictments on Monday against persons involved in the postal scandal. Every effort has been made to keep the public in ignor ence of the action to be taken until the papers were ready for presentation, but it 1 learned that the jury has voted to return indictments against August W. Machen, Hier B. GrofT. Samuel A. Groff, George K. Lorenz and Mrs. Lorenz, the two latter be ing residents of Toledo, O. The specific charges against the persons named, it is understood, will be conspiracy to defraud the government. Rumors have been cur rent for several days that new indictments would be returned against Machen and the Groff brothers, but it was not expected that action would be taken so soon. The sensational feature in this case is the con nection of Mrs. Lorenz's name with the transactions, which led to the arrest of Machen and the Groffs. it has been in timated that the go-between in the scandal over the sale of the Groff letter-box fastener to the department was a woman, but wheth er Mrs. Lorenz acted in that capacity is m t known. xxx A serious condition of affairs has arisen as a result of the friction between the of ficials in charge of the postal investigation oi d Assistant District Attorney Hugh Tag gart. who has charge of the legal phase of the matter in Washington. Postofflce De partment officials are much concerned, and claim that the progress of the inquiry has been hampered by Mr Taggart's dilatory and entirely unsatisfactory methods and the success of some of th ir most impor tant plans endangered. The situation is considered so serious that President Roose velt this afternoon sent for District Attor ney Beach. Assistant District Attorney T a apart and Assistant Attorney General Robb While no details are obtainable as to what took place at the conference, it was learned to-night, on high authority, that the President impreased upon Mr. Tag gart the absolute necessity of changing his course if he wished to continue in office. It was learned at the PostomVe Department this afternoon that nearly two weeks ago the federal grand jury returned indictments against two men whose nuinet have been frequently mentioned in connection with the postal scandals, although the officials In charge of the investigation desired to Immediately Issue warrants on the Indict ments. Mr. Taggart has held up these in dictments. Nothing was necessary to make the indictments legal, and make possible the Issuance of warrants save the signa ture of the foreman of the grand Jury- To day, however. Mr. Taggart adjourned the federal body until next Monday without having secured the signatures, and this de spite the urgent appeals of the postmast-1 general and other high officia s of the de partment. xxx Charges against Charles Hedges, super intendent of the city delivery service, alleg ing that he has pressed claims before con gressional committees, solicited employes in the service to take stock in mining compa nies and other allegations, are under investi gation by the inspectors of the Postofflce Department. The charges were presented to Fostmaster General Payne and referred to Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bris tow. The allegation that Mr. Hedges went to the Capitol during the last session of Congress and urged the passage of a claim then pending was made at that time. Mr. Hedges was immediately called on for a statement which it is understood is now on file in the department. Since then other charges have assumed definite shape. Mr. Hedges was an assistant to former General Superintendent August W. Machen, of the free delivery service, now under indictment. The charge relating to the sale of stock refers to a gold mining company, of which Mr. Hedges is said to be president. The charge is that stock of this company was sold to postmasters while Hedges was in charge of the entire city -branch of the free delivery system and that stock of the com pany was given to private secretaries of representatives in Congress. xxx The postmaster general to-day designated Edward W. Kimball, the chief of the money order system, to act temporarily as superintendent, to succeed James T. Met calf, who was removed yesterday on the charge at indiscretion in contract matters. Mr. Payne to-day received the following letter from Mr. Metcalf asking a suspen sion of the order of dismissal until his complete defense may be heard: "I cannot but feel that under ordinary circumstances such summary action as has (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5. COL. L) MAN AND HORSES KILLED I ! ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN RUN INTO BY A BIG FOUR TRAIN. J. L. Dodge Crushed to Death and Thirteen Trotters So Badly Maimed They Mast Be Shot. ST. LOUIS, June 18. Shortly before mid night an east-bound Big Four passenger train ran into the rear end of an Illinois Central train which was standing in the approach of the Illinois side of the Eads bridge. J. L. Dodge, of Dallas. Tex., who was la charge of an express car loaded with race horses, was instantly killed. The ex press car was attached to the rear of the Illinois Central train and the car was splin tered. Thirteen of the trotters were so badly maimed that they will have to be killed. Rebina, with a record of 2:09, was killed outright. PEONAGE IN ALABAMA JIDOE EMORY SPEER'S INSTRIC TIONS TO THE GRAND JURY. Attention Called to the Case of a Man Who Was Whipped and Prac tically Held in Servitude. MACON, Ga., June 18.-In the United States Court to-day Judge Emory Speer, in his charge to the federal grand jury, sprung a surprise. He called attention to the fact that It had been charged that a system of peonage existed in certain parts of the southern district of Georgia. He quoted Article 1, Paragraph 21, Constitution of Georgia, which provides "There shall be no Imprisonment for debt," and that the Constitution of the United States provides that neither slavery nor involuntary servi tude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly con victed, shall exist in the United States or any place subject to this jurisdiction. He called the attention of the jury to a case presented to him. where an employe left an employer and engaged with another, and the first employer and others armed themselves, took the employe while at work, tied him, carried him back to hi former employer's place, whipped him. forced him to work, and he is now being held practically in servitude. He charged the jury to make diligent inquiry, and if it found the statement true, It was Us duty to return an indictment against the guilty parties. William V. Shy, Robert F. Turner and Arthur Glawson, farmers cf Jasper coun ty, wer arraigned to-night oefore a United States commissioner on a warrant issued by the United States Court charging them with foiclbly deporting William Walters, a negro farm hend from a plantation in Jones county, to Jasper, whipping and otherwise misusing him. The three de fendants were held in $1,000 bail to answer. Each gave bond. FAILURE OF OIL COMPANY RECEIVER APPOINTED FOR ADAMS A SARBER, OF CLEVELAND. Concern That Promoted Many Com panies and Had Office in Indian apolis and Other Cities. 7 CLEVELAND, June 18. The Adams & Sarber Oil Company to-day filed voluntary bankruptcy proceedings In the United States Court here. The assets are placed at $170.000. liabilities $331.000. The company operated extensively In oil lands and con trolled many large tracts of property and oil wells In CMiio, West Virginia and other States. Bankruptcy Referee Remington named Charles Zucker as receiver. The Adams & Sarber Company pro moted the Cleveland-Lima Oil Company, the Cleveland-Parkersburg Oil Company, the Cleveland-Hancock Oil Company, the Cash Dollar OH Company, the Trenton Oil and Gas Company, the Pittsburg and Par kersburg Oil Company, the Chicago and Lima Oil Company and a half dosen others The company offered an extensive haln of evidence tnroughout the financial renters of the country and extended its operations from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky moun tains. Offices were established in Chicafc . Indianapolis, Columbus, Toledo, Cincir nati. Pittsburg. D.-n.ei. Boston. Philadel phia. New York and other smaller places. The main office was in Cleveland in th Scofleld building. It is sain that of lato many of the ventures of the company have proven unsueessful. and as a result thu stockholders became dissatisfied. Attorneys connected with the case state that the losses do not Involve stockholders of companies nor the companies them selves which the partnership promoted. THE FIRST MODERN WOODMAN OF AMERICA ILLUSTRATING THE POSTOFFICE AFFAIR. WILL DEFY VIRGINIA UNCLE SAM WILL NOT PERMIT IN TERFERENCE WITH NAVY, And Will Disregard an Injunction Against the Completion and Launch ing of the Cruiser Galveston. RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED IN BEHALF OF SUPPLY CREDITORS OF THE TRIGG COUP ANY. Question at Issne Important to the Government, and Ml lit Will Prevail Over tlife old Dominion. RICHMOND, Va., June 18.-Judge Grin nan, of the Richmond Chancery Court, to-da- granted an injunction restraining Lieutenants Thelss and Groesdeck, United States navy, from proceeding further to wards the launching of the cruiser Galves ton, under construction In the Trigg ship yards here. The injunction was granted on petition of 8. H. Hawes & Co., of this city, supply creditors of the Trigg company, now In the hands of a receiver, and restrains the gov ernment officials and all other persons from in any way interfering with any of the property at the Trigg yards under control of Lilburn T. Myers, the receiver, and especially the cruiser Galveston and the dredge Benyard, under construction for the government Lieutenants Thelss and Groes deck were sent here by the Navy Depart ment to superintendent the launching of the Galveston, which it was the intention of the department to send to the Norfolk yard for completion. All preparations had baan made for launching the vessel Mon day next. WILL BE DISREGARDED. Navy Department to Ignore Injunc tion and Launch the Ship. WASHINGTON, June 18. It was stated here that proper respect will be shown the mandates of the court so long as they keep within their jurisdiction, but that the Navy Department cannot submit to any inter ference with Its rights. The cruiser Gal veston at Richmond, it was added, would be launched when ready. Secretary Moody is not at all disposed to act hastily regard ing the Galveston, but indefinite delay upon the construction of that vessel, in the event of an international emergency, might prove a grave matter and the department there fore feels bound to proceed with the work as rapidly as possible. It is hoped that the vessel will be in condition for launching next Monday afternoon. Secretary Moody wus Informed to-night of the action of the Richmond court re straining the government from further work on the Galveston, but declined to talk on the subject until after conferences to be held to-morrow with the President and the attorney general. Attorney General Knox also was unwilling to be quoted in the matter until his opinion, rendered to the President, as to the Jurisdiction of the government over the Galveston has been made public. It is stated, however, that the attorney general regards as eminently well taken the contention advanced by Rear Admiral Bowles, chief of the bureau of construction and repair, that no court has the right to interfere with work on a war vessel and that the government would be warranted in calling federal troops to protect its agents engaged in such work. Instructions have been sent Lieutenant Theiss and Naval Constructor Groesdeck, in charge of the work on the Galveston, to proceed with all possible dispatch In the effort to get the ship ready for launching on Monday. An invitation has been sent Miss Ella Seasley. of Galveston. Tex., selected as sponsor for the vessel, to be present on Monday to christen the Galves ton with the traditional bottle of cham pagne. Captain Charles Train will act as the representative of the government. When the Trigg Company failed last spring they also had under construction an hydraulic dredge for the War Department anil a revenue cutter for the Treasury De partment. These vessels will be taken to the Norfolk navy yard, together with the Galveston, for completion there. Locks, it Is feared, may have to be constructed in the channel leading from the Trigg yard before the Galveston can be got out and this work may require six weeks' time or more. The government has no objection to the yP""''' iL r0 jsh? M "Yes, Uncle Sam, I did it with my little UNCLE SAM "So I see." supply creditors of the Trigg Company proceeding in courts to protect their rights, but It takes the position that work on a warship is too important to the Nation at large to be delayed while private firms are adjusting their financial difficulties with one another. The plan of action decided on is practical ly unique in the history of the Navy De partment. It was decided on only after the President, the attorney general and the secretary of the navy had given the sub ject their careful consideration. It is not expected that the people of Virginia will regard the action of the Navy Department as in the slightest degree reflecting on the sovereign rights of that State. The de partment feels that it has acted with un usual leniency toward the Trigg Company and regrets that financial embarrassments of the company should have necessitated seizure of the vessel. When the Galveston shall be launched the gunboat will probably be sent to accompany ler v Norfolk. Ii is not expected that t-he department Will nave to resort to a show of naval or military force to execute its orders. INDIANA GETS 129,921 ANOTHER MILLION DOLLARS APPOR TIONED BETWEEN THE STATES. Money to Be Used for the Benefit of the Militia Organisations New Rural Free Delivery Ronte. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON, June 18. Another mil lion dollars has been apportioned between the States for the benefit of various mili tia organizations. Of this new allotment Indiana gets 129,921. The amounts allowed to-day is in addition to that recently ap portioned among the States. It may be drawn in cash by the respective States for the purpose of paying some of the ex penses of the annual State encampments. xxx Oscar W. Harrison was to-day appointed postmaster at Clayton, Hendricks county, Indiana, vice Millard P. Jones, resigned. xxx An additional rural free delivery service has been ordered established at Valparai so. Porter county, Indiana, covering an area of seventy-two square miles, with a population of 1,715, effective July L XXX Guy A. Reeves has been appointed reg ular carrier and W'alter S. Reeves sub stitute on the rural route at Wilkinson, Indiana. JOHN E. MONK. CONSULTS THE PRESIDENT. Booker T. Washington Confers Re garding a British Offer. WASHINGTON, June 18.-Prof. Booker T. Washington, president of Tuskegee In stitute, Alabama, called upon President Roosevelt to-day to consult with him con cerning his acceptance of an offer he re ceived recently from Lord Gray, of the British South African Company. The com pany desires Professor Washington to visit South Africa and make a study of racial conditions in British territory and report to the company and to the British government his plans for the betterment of the indus trial, educational and moral conditions of the people. Professor Washington would be absent on the mission about six months. It is scarcely likely he will accept the offer, as influential friends have urged that it would keep him away from his work In this country too long. Honduras Selsen a Railway . WASHINGTON, June 18.-The State De partment Is considering the controversy raised by the seizure by the government of Honduras of the railroad from Puerto Ccr tez to La Plmlenta. which was leased to an American syndicate in 1897 for a period of twenty-flve years. Senator Depew, of New York, Col. John Jacob Astor and other prominent people are said to be largely in terested. The controversy grows out of a large Issue of bonds Issued many years ago to build the road. President Going- to Oyster Boy. NEW YORK. June 18. -The President will leave Washington at 8. 10 a. in. on Satur day, the 27th Inst., on a spesial train over the Pennsylvania Railroad, for his summer home at Oyster Bay. arriving there at 4.49 o'clock that afternoon. Michigan Legislature Adjourns. LANSING. Mich.. June 18.-Flnal adjourn ment of the Michigan Legislature was reached at noon to-day. Seventeen bills failed to receive the Governor's signature and are dead. The last bill signed by Gov ernor Bliss was one increasing the member htp of the State Supreme Court from five to eight. hatchet" GRAND JURY'S REPORT INVESTIGATION OF CASE AGAINST DETECTIVE ARTH CR STAHL. Prosecutor Ruckelshaus Notified that It Will Be Forthcoming To Morrow Morning;. FOUR INDICTMENTS EXPECTED AN IN'DI VIDI' AL CANWOT CONSPIRE WITH HIMSELF. Several Witnesses Have Been Exam ined by the Jury Interest In the Case of Stahl. To-morow morning the Marion county grand jury will make its final report of the investigation of the case of Arthur Stahl, the St. Louis detective charged with at tempting to bribe Edwin D. Logsdon, of the Board of Public Works. Prosecutor Ruckelshaus was notified yesterday that the report would be made at that time. The hearing of Stahl's case in the Police Court, on an affidavit charging conspiracy In an attempt to bribe Mr. Logsdon, was one of the most notable cases ever tried in that court. Duncan, Smith & Hornbrook represented Stahl, while Mr. Logsdon was represented by Henry N. Spaan. It re quired more than a week, with three hour sesions each day, to hear all the evidence and the argument. Because of the activity of the Indian apolis News and the Citizens' League in the matter, the case of Detective Stahl at tracted unusual interest and most of the local papers published stenographic reports of the testimony and argument. Upon the conclusion of the trial, Judge Whallon of the Police Court, bound Arthur Stahl over to the grand jury which yes terday concluded Its investigation of the attempted bribery case. It is understood that the grand Jury, in its searching examination of witnesses, discovered the same condition that was brought out in the Police Court trial, and will, when its report is handed to Judge Alford of the Criminal Court, to-morrow, return four Indictments as a result of its inquiries. It will be remembered that the affidavit on which Stahl was tried charges conspira cy in an attempt to bribe a public official, and one man cannot conspire with himself. Therefore not one, but four men will, it is understood, be indicted on the conspiracy charge, and the report of the grand Jury is awaited with much interest. ILLINOIS BOY'S PLUCK. He Listened to the Music, but Refused to Buy a Drink. Herman Swhear, a saloon keeper at 648 East Georgia street, was arrested last night on a warrant charging him with as sault and battery. Swhear is said to have struck James McCoy, of Illinois, because he refused to buy a drink when requested to do so. McCoy says he entered the saloon con ducted by the man under arrest and was taken into a back room by the proprietor, who showed him a phonograph and played several pieces for him. after which he de manded that the Illinois lad buy the drinks. McCoy says he told him he did not drink and had no desire to buy anything, where at Swhear became angry and struck him In the face, knocking him down and caus ing him to fall against the railing around th" bar, wher he cut his head. When asked if that was the way he generally treated his customers, Swhear said. "Well. I asked him in a nice way if he wasn't going to say something, and he wouldn't do It, so I fired him out of my place.'' Shot by a Chief of Police. DILLON. Mont., June 18. Dan McClos key, a miner, of Butte, met his death at the hands of Chief of Police Stone while resisting arrest, aud that officer, single handed, also captured five hobos. McClos key was shot through the heart, dying al most instantly. He had first fired upon the officer. GREAT PARADE The Thousands of Men in AH Quarters TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME. Morning Convention session Head Camp at Tomlinson Hall to consider rate readjustment. 2:30 p. m. Convention session Head Camp at Tomlinson Hall to select place to hold 1905 convention; fixing of per capita tax for ensuing year; hearing of reports. 7:30 p. m Convention session Hesd Camp at Tomlinson Hall to consider law committee's report. HOSPITALITY HELD THEM. Police Arrived and Joseph MorrU Recovered His Revolvers. John Stackey. 622 North Capitol avenue, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Bicy clemen Morgan and Simon on a charge of petit larceny. Stackey and a man by the name of Hayes went to the residence of Joseph Morris, an agent of a Chicago picture-enlarging house, and applied for positions. In the course of the conversation Mr. Morris had occaslou to open his trunk and show the men sam ples of the work done by his firm. His at tention was attracted, he said, by Hayes, and during that time Stackey stole two revolvers that were lying In the trunk. Morris says he did not see the theft but noticed the fact that the revolvers were missing a moment later, and stepping to the door asked his daughter to call the po lice. While the bicyclemen were on the road to the Morris residence the thief and his friend were entertained by the host in a most royal manner, and their arrest was a complete surprise to them. The revolvers were recovered. HOOVER SEES HIS WIFE SHE CALLED AT THE JAIL AT HIS PERSONAL REQUEST. Condemned Man Wif Says He Did Not Ask Her to Forgive Him May See Him Again. For the first time since his arrest and in carceration in the county jail Edward Hoover, the condemned murderer of his father-in-law, was visited by his wife yes terday, and her visit was made at his re quest. Hoover asked Sheriff Metzger yesterday morning to telephone his wife and ask her if she would not come to the jail to see Mm for a few moments in the afternoon. He said he had something he wished to tell her before he was executed and wanted to ask her forgiveness for the crime he had committed. On being notified that her husband wished to see her Mrs. Hoover stated that while she had no desire to see the murderer of her father she would call at the jail during the afternoon, and if Hoover wished to be forgiven she would willingly do so and would try to make the few remaining days of his life a trifle brighter if it was in her power to do so. On arriving at the Jaii she was taken to the cell occupied by her husband and the two were left alone for several minutes. On being asked as to what conversation took place between them Mrs. Hoover said: "He didn't say very much and didn't ask me to forgive him, although I would have done so willingly had he only asked it. When I first stepped to the cell door he hung his head for a minute and then asked me if I knew what he had done. I told him yes, and asked him if he was not sorry for all the sorrow he had caused me and my family, but he did not answer. No. he didn't seem to care very much, and I don't think he was very glad to see me. When I said it was time for me to go home he asked me if I would come to see him again before they took him away, and I told him I might if he thought it would do him any good." Mrs. Hoover is the second person that has called on Hoover since his arrest, -.nd he has often said that he could not under stand why his father and mother and brothers did not make him a visit before the time came for him to be taken to Mich igan City. SOME BOLD ROBBERIES CITY INFESTED WITH CROWD OF THUGS AND PICKPOCKETS. August Anderson Holds Man Who Tries to Rob Him Numerous Cases Of Thieving. According to predictions of the police authorities the city Is at present, on ac count of the crowds of visitors, overrun with thugs, toughs, pickpockets and rob bers. Thirteen men were arrested as sus picious characters yesterday afternoon. One was arrested for being a pickpocket and was caught in the act of extracting a pocketbook from the pocket of a visit ing Woodman. Pat Murray, New York, was arrested and charged with attempting to steal a pocketbook from the hand of Mrs. N. J. Hoffbauer, L"l& Hill avenu A number of cases of tne boldest thieving in the history of the city were reported to the police yesterday and the detectives and patrolmen are doing double duty in order to better protect the interests of the public. Matthew McMahon, of Chicago, was ar rested by Patrolman Bernauer yesterday charged with attempting to pick the pock et of August Anderson, of North Salem. Mr. Anderson, while walking along Wash ington street near Meridian, felt some thing tugging at his pocketbook which he carried in his hlppocket and turning quick ly caught McMahon with his hand in his pocket. He grappled with the would-be thief and succeeded in holding him until the policeman arrived. Frank Rouse, of Acton, came to the city with a carload of cattle yesterday morn ing and sold them to Harrell. Tibbs A Gish, taking their check for $2.0J. which he placed In his pocketbook with about $19 in cash. While standing in front of the New York store during the parade yester day afternoon his pocketbook was picked of the wallet containing his ready money and the check he had just received. All the banks in the city were notified not to honor the check If presented and the loss was reported at the police station. Mr. House says he does not know at just what time the theft was committed, but remem bers one occasion when he was Jolted by a woman and at the same time given a shove by a man who was standing behind him. The police are inclined to think the woman was acting as a partner in crime for the man, who evidently did the stealing. OF WOODMEN Line Attract People from of the City. WATCHED BY MULTITUDE DOWN-TOWN STREETS OF THE CITY CROWDED IN AFTERNOON. Modern Woodmen of America Make Good Their Claim of a Big Turnout BUSINESS SESSION HELD WOODMEN USE THEIR PREROGA TIVES IN THE MORNING. Rate Readjustment Considered to Some Extent Other Matters Before Convention. The parade of the Modern Woodmen or Foresters yesterday afternoon was one of the interesting events of the week. It was estimated that there were 3.000 or 4.000 men in line. The marchers started about 8:15 o'clock and were about an hour in passing the grand stand on Washington street in front of the courthouse. The stand had been erected for the benefit of the delegates and their families, and no others were al lowed to have seats there. No charge was made for seats. Long before the parade started the stand was filled with people. The city people came out in large crowds to see. the Foresters march, and thousands of people were in from different parts of the State. Monument place was filled with people, and along the streets through which the parade passed there were big crowds. Although the parade was to start at X o'clock, it was almost three-quarters of an hour later before the first platoon of police that headed the column came In view. Meantime the people In the grand stand amused themselves In various ways. A bal loon merchant came along with a great bunch of red and blue rubber balloons, snd he did a thriving business. The delegates found amusement in buying balloons and allowing them to float away. Others in the crowd tossed pennies into the street, where a lot of colored lads scrambled for them. COMING OF PARADE. "Here they come; here comes the pa rade." some one cried at length, and the crashing of brass bands fell on the ears of the crowd. The superintendent of police came first in his buggy, and then came a detachment of police. Edwin B. Pugh. grand marshal, on a fine black mount, was next in line with his staff. There were nearly a dozen bands in the line and a large drum and bugle corps from Toledo, O. The young girls' band from Wetmore, Kan., was roundly cheered when it came along. The young musicians wore red walking skirts and white caps and played first-class music. The weather was fine for marching, and the Foresters stepped along at a lively clip. They showed every Indication of thorough training. Their brightly poHshed axes glistened in the sunlight, and most of the commands marched with the precision of trained soldiers. Some of the companies wore white uniforms, some blue, others green and some purple. A large local camp wore black trousers and white shirts. An amusing feature of the parade was a com pany from Joliet, 111., wearing a uniform after the style of a prison garb and march ing "lock-step" fashion. They carried & banner which bore he words. "First Prise Winners." One facetltous Woodman rode an imitation goat. The Governor and the mayor and some of the state officers occu pied a carriage in the parade, and the woman's auxiliary of the Modern Wood men, Royal Neighbors, occupied carriages. They cheered and waved thilr handker chiefs when they passed the grand stand. The Foresters were given an ovation all along the line. The line of march included a countermarch on Washington street so that the parade would pass the grand stand twice. Going west the marchers passed along the south side of the street, and re turning they came on the north side. At the east end of the stand the officers on horses drew up and reviewed the procession as it passed. FORESTERS CONGRATULATED. The Foresters were congratulated on every hand on the success of their parade. The crowds were Impressed with the fine bearing of the men, and flattering com ments were heard everywhere. The prescribed order in which the For ester teams marched in line according to general orders was the following: Maj, Gen. John H. Mitchell, commanding M. W. A. Foresters. First Brigade. Gen. J. D. Liggett, commanding. Capt. William T. Chantland. Brigade ad jutant. Capts. J. V. Bush and T. V. Berry, aids. Fifty-sixth Iowa National Guard Band. Carl Qulst, director First Battalion, MaJ. A. C. Herriek. com manding. Camp 120, Omaha, Neb., twenty-one men. Chief Forester H. C. Martens. Camp 196, Lincoln, Neb., eighteen men. Chief Forester Ray Park r Camp 190, Lincoln, Neb., nineteen men. Chief Forester F. A. De Noon. Camp 1266. Lincoln, Neb., eighteen men. Chief Foregter C. P. Waters. Second Battalion. Maj. H. J. Glldersleeve commanding. Camp 2756. Des Moines, la., eighteen men, Vhief F irester A. M. Groom. Camp lv De Moines, la., seventeen men. Chief Forester H. L. Fickel. Camp 630. Minneapolis. Minn., seventeen men. Chief Forester C. A. Allen. Third Battalion, MaJ. August Marschner, commanding. Camr 23. Oelwein. la., nineteen men. Chief Forester J. V. Bush. Camp 709. Mason City, la., twelve men. Chief Forester E. F. Tomby. Camp 486, Madison. Neb., ten men. Chief Forester John Fuchs Camp 10S. South Omaha. Neb., eighteen men. Chief Forester T. J. Cooley. Fourth Battalion, Maj. C. A. Reynolds, commanding. Camn 730. Mankaio. Minn., twelve Chief Forester August Manchner. Camp 2120, Mount Vernon. Ind.. sevent men. enter forester J. Miner. Camp MT, Kokomo, Ind., nineteen men. Chief Forester E. L. Conner. Camp 3690. Anderson. Ind . fourteen men. Chief Forester R. W. Bishop. Fifth BattUion. Maj. C. W. Fletcher, conv mandlng. Camp 6335, Mlddleport. O.. seventeen men, "til f Forester Fred R Russell. Camp 1280. Sleepy Eye. Minn., fourti men. Chief Forester A. M. Barrows. Camp 4645, Minneapolis. Minn., nine:. men Chief Forester. -c. w. rierce (CONTINUKD ON PAGE , COL. tT"