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rf ' 3 ...... s L.V 1 MM 1 -i i I'M. i .-s ; THtTISDAT EVENING. LAST EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MARCH 28, 1901. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. I i I ON j l m DMi Kaiisan Caplures ' Hiiro Mi MM His Hill Piece in Isabella Provincs. IS SAFE IN MANILA. Gen. MacArthur IloJds Head of the Insurrection A Prisoner in His Palace in Philippine Capital. WAC 4 mnEfflTT T IfiR Funston's Plans Worked Out As He Expected. Only Casualty Was Death of a Filipino Major. IS GREAT REJOICING. Business Stops at Iola, the Home of the General. Washing-ton Officials Express Much Pleasure. Had Counted on Kansan to Do What He Has Done. Washington, March 2?. Admiral F.emev ar Manila has cabled tne navy department as follows: X- "Caviie, March 2S Bureau Xav- J igation, Washington: Yieksburg J sailed Sth with Gen. Funston and eighty-three Maccabebes aboard or. expedition to capture Agui- -- naldo. Returned today. Agui- X- naldo and three staff officers cap- X tured and delivered to custody of T Gen. MacArthur. " REM EY." X Washington, March 23. Gen -- -- MacArthur has cabled the war de- - - partment contirming the capture - cf Aguinaldo. Adjutant General Corbin is preparing a statement for publication giving the details. Gen. Mac Arthur's report shows that he bus Asuinaldo prisoner in - his own palate. ' -- f. MAC A RTIU'F.'S DISPATCH. Washington. March 2S. The press re ports of the capture of Aguinaldo by Gen- Funs;, rr were confirmed today !y Gen MacArthur at Manila in the follow ing cablegram to Adjutant General Cor bin: "Gen. Funston has just returned frori expedition to Rahman Frovince of Isu ..el a where he captured Aguinaldo, who 1 1'otv in possession at Malatanan. lar titu:ais lau-r." M-"iacu.--ptn is Gee. MacArthur s htaJ yjiTitr ar.d residt-nce in Maniia. tt . retary I-'.oot informed a representa tive i f the As.snt iut-.-d' Press this morrin-t that he an make no statement yet on to ''se disposiii.pn of Aguinaldo. H sup. po.-et that he will be treated us other trtpi, inert instirg-.-.-i.ts who have bt'i cipt jred. W hen askud if Funston would be le warded by promotion for his dari-. work, the secretary said that question had not yet be-n considered. CHEERFUL AND IX GOOD HEALTH. Maniia. March 2S Aguinaldo. who whs captured by General Funston and tjxiught to Manila on the I'niied States gunboat Viiksburg, was brought ashore at 3:10 p. rn. today, and taken before Geneial MacArthur at the Malaranang palace. He ta!kt-d freely, but seemed igiirar:t concerning recent events. He appeared to be in good health and was fvra cheerful. He lunched with the offi cers of Genei-al MacArthur's staff. Agui naldo's capture was attended with con siderable difficulty, an insurgent major feeing jiiiied at the time of the event. GETS AGUINALDO. Twenty rifles an a number of important papers we captured. STAFF TAKEN' WITH HIM. London, March 23. A dispatch from Manila says that several members of Aguinaldo's staff were captured with him and brought t. Manila. The insur gent leader and his men were captured near Casiguran, near Baler, province of Luzon. WHERE CAPTURE WAS MADE. The province of Isabella, where the capture of Aguinaldo occurred, is on the island of Luzon, about 200 miles north east of Manila and about 75 miles north of Baler, on the eastern coast, which 1 place was made memorable by the cap ture of Lieut. Gilmore and his party from the gunboat Yorktown in April. 1899. Isabella province is wild and mountainous, especially along the coast, where the high range known as the Grand Cordeliinas Oiiente extends for a. hundred miles or more from north to south, the highest points of the range heirs hut a few mills from the shore. Rugged trails, in some places being- but a foot or two in width, led across the mountains frequently crossed by rush ing streams, and w here these overflow the banks the trails are waist deep in mud. It was to this uninviting district that General Funston and his small band went a short time ago. It was a part of the island that had never before been visited by American troops. Fl'XSTOX'S REWARD. Washington, March 2S. Several inter esting and indeed vital questions are raised by Aguinaldo's capture. If the insurrection now collapses, as it is hoped it will, it may not be necessary to en list the full strength of the army pro vided for in the army reorganization bill. There aiso is the question of the disposition to be made of the insurgent chief. But it is too early yet for the authorities to decide these questions. There also is much speculation as to the reward which General Funston may re ceive for his work. It is considered not improbable that his reward will be a commission, in the regular establish ment. FUNSTON WAS SELECTED. War Department Kept Him in Philip pines to Catch Aguinaldo. Washington, March 2S. The news of General Aguinaldo's capture by General Funston was received everywhere in official circles with intense gratification, but perhaps nowhere did it create more satisfaction than at the White House. The first official news to reach the ex ecutive mansion was General MacAr thvir's dispatch announcing the capture, which came about midnight last night. This morning the president also saw Admit al Retney's cablegram and the press dispatches. The president naturally is very much gratified that the chief mover in the in surrection has at last been taken. It has been the opinion of the military au thorities for a long time that Aguinaldo was doing more than all the other agencies combined to keep the rebellion in the Philippines alive, and every en- j ergy was directed to compass his cap ture. It is rather a, remarkabl; tribute to the daring and resourcefulness of Gen eral Funston that lorg before he made the attempt he was selected by the au thorities here as the officer who might accept it. It was the intention of Gen eral Funston some t'me ago to return to the t'rdted States, bpjt by diiection of the war department he was detained in tiie Philippines in the hope that such a contingency as did arise would give him the opportunity to test his prowess. Both the president and war department j were fully informed tpf the trap laid to capture the insurgent chief, and the result cf the expedition has been anx iously awaited for several days. PRAISE FOB FUNSTON. Importance of His Work Discussed in Official Circles. Washington, March 28. In cabinet cir cles Gen. Funston's exploit was refernni to 'ii laudatory terms and the probable effect it will have on the termination cf hostilities in the Philippines is being gen erally disc ussed . Secretary Long ex pressed the prevailing sentiment. He naturally was much gratified rt the of ficial confirmati.jjt of Aguinaldo's cap ture and of the a-ssistance that the navy had been able to render Gen. Funston hi facilitating his exploits. The capture lt selt was of much importance, he said, but he suggested that the moral effect probably would count quite as much as th brilliancy of the exploit. He eor.sld ere.i it one of the most significant f. a luivs of the affair that the natives them selves hal bee:; insn uim ntul in bringing ab; at the capture. They had made up a corti-lera'-le part of Funston's force and the!i w i!!i!ign-;.-s to go into the heart of Agp.inalil.p's stronghold indicated that ui tneit (.v. n minds they fslt that there w. no longer any real danger to be appit her:oed from Aguinaldo's strength. That such a sentiment had obtained hold air.png the Filipinos, was in the junk men cf Secretary Long a significant ev idence that the Insurrection had lost its vita'ity among the people themselves To this sentiment was r.ow added the loss of the ostensible head cf the insur rectionary movement, which wouM doubtless exert far reaching influence upor tiie native nurd. The secretary said he presumed that Aguinaldo would !e held as a prisoner of war. 'What will be done to him?" Mr. Long was asked. "'It is a Httle early to say." responded the seoretai-y. and then after a pause he added .smilingly: "I should say that he should be spanked with a shingle." It was suggested to the secretary that as a prisoner of war who has rebelled against the authority of the United States, it might be incumbent under mil itary procedure to deal with Aguinaldo by those rigorous steps usual to warfare. But Mr. Long: shock his head and re marked that that was hardly the way w e were in the habit of doing things. He wa'i more inclined to his first view, that GENERAL mpjppi'a. .Plf ' WW ' ' 4V The Kansas Soldier Who Captured Aguinaldo. the noted prisoner should be "well spanked." This idea as to the treatment to be accorded Aguinaldo seems to be the one most generally accepted among officials and w hile the suggestion of spanking is used in a figurative sense, there is no suggestion in any quarter that he will meet with that rigorous punishment at times administered to the arch head of an insurrection. Particularly in the war department did the capture of Aguinaldo cause discus sion among the officials. As to the dis position to he made of the famous pris oner some of the army officers expressed the opinion that it would prove trouble some. Secretary Root said he remem bered the capture of Jefferson Davis, also the arrest of Wm. M. Tweed, both of w hich embarrassed the authorities. The secretary desired further advices from General MacArthur before discussing the matter in great detail. He would say little or nothing about the disposition of Aguinaldo further than that he probably would be treated the same as other high officers of the insurgents who have been taken by the Americans in the prosecu tion of the war. AGUINALDO'S FUTURE. Various Opinions Expressed in Offic ial Circles. Washington, March 28. Army officers who have been in the Philippines were very much interested in the news from Manila, and some of them discussed the military judicial features of the case. It was pointed out that Aguinaldo could be held as a prisoner of war until the close of the war. Another phase of the ques tion, relating to the proclamations and orders of Aguinaldo tending to secure the assassination and massacre of Americans, Europeans and friendly Fili pinos, without regard to their activity in the prosecution of the war on the in surgents, was discussed. It was said that in case these proclamations and orders could be proved, Aguinaldo would be subjected to trial by a "military com mission for violation of the rules of war and he could not claim immunity under the ordinary conduct of war. A stucy of the latest atlas of the Phil ippine archipelago just issued by tne coast survey shows that the province pf j Isaotlla is in the extreme northern por Filipino Leader Captured 04 Cl Viri 0 J J jm-Q, FINSTO tion of the island of Luzon. Palanan is a tewn on the eastern coast of Isabella, province, situated on a river somewhat Inland which flows into the gulf of Pai anan. Between the coast and the Rio Grande, which flows northward through northern Luzon is the Sierra Madras mountains a coast range which is almost impassable. The Palanan and the coast tow ns where Aguinaldo has been hiding could only be reached by the sea. BUSINESS STOPS IN IOLA. Everybody Unites in Rejoicing Over Funston's Success. Iola, Kan., March 2S. Business in Iola, the home of General Funston, was prac tically suspended today while the citizens gave vent to the enthusiasm they felt over the Kansas soldier's feat. People walked up and down the streets with newspapers containing the story in their hands, smiling and satisfied. seeking someone to whom they could break the news. Flags were unfurled and business men left their stores to carry the news to their homes. If each citizen were a bro ther of General Funston h could not have displayed greater Joy. The local paper will say: "There isn't anybody like Fred Funston. He is from Kansas, God bless him, and when he is told a thing cannot be done, he goes and does it." General Funston's parents live on a farm five miles from Iola. The news was taken to them by an Associated: Press representative. DEWEY IS DELIGHTED. Says Puds ton Performed a Very Creditable Piece of Work. New York, March 28. Admiral Dewey was at the Albemarle hotel today, and was interviewed as to the probable effect of the capture of Aguinaido. He expressed the greatest satisfaction at the news of the capture, and said that he thought this would really wind up the period of resistance. He also said: "I am delighted to hear this news. Of course we fiad the warning a few days ago that it might occur, but it looked like a very risky undertaking, and if Funston had lost his life every one would have said 'I told you so.' It ap pears to be a very creditable piece of by Gen. Fred Funston. work on the part of Funston, and is in keeping with his previous exploits. It was, in fact, a case of fighting the devil with fire. If a large force had gone against Aguinaldo. he would not have been found. But it was a kind of strat egy of their own thought, and it appears to have succeeded perfectly. 'Aguinaldo is a most amiable little fellow. He does not have the -education with which he has been credited, and he was not really the brains of the insur rection. Mabini was really the brains of the Filipino rebellion "and Aguinaldo was the active leader. I admit I did not give him credit for the abilities that he has shown, but he is certainly not a man of verj- great ability.- One thing I wonder about is that the dispatches to day from Maniia describe him as talking freely. When I first saw him he was notably reticent, and a good deal of his strength came from the fact that he did not talk much. The people believed he was invulnerable, however, and that no harm could be done to him. There was a story current, in fact, that a dozen men had stood up and fired at him as a test. I suppose there were no bullets in the guns. That story went every where. The people are intensely super stitious, and they believed that no harm could befall him. It will take some time now for the news to get around of the capture, and at first the people will re fuse to believe it, but after the news does finally get around through the isl ands, 1 fully believe that organized re sistance will collapse. Of course there will be sporadic disorder for a long time to come, but I do not believe that there will -be. anything serious." "What do you think ought to be done with Aguinaldo?" "Well, it seems to me that as good a thing as could be done for the present would be to send him to Guam. It is the same sort of a climate as the Philip pines, and there would be no hardship in the change, but there would be no chance to pose." LONG CHERISHED IDEA. Funston Wanted to Capture Agui naldo With Twentieth Kansas. Kpnsas City, March 28. Gen. Funston, while colonel of the Twentieth Kansas regiment in February, 1899, submitted his first plan to capture Aguinaldo to Gen MacArthur, who rejected it because of he lack of soldiers, according to a story of a newspaper man, who served under the Kansas officer at the time Just previous to the outbreak of Feb ruary 4, 1899, Aguinaldo maintained ::is headquarters at Caloocan. He was a familiar figure to the members of the Twentieth Kansas regiment then com manded by Geru Funston. It was neces sary for him to pass the Kansas out posf. guard on his way from Caloocan to Manila, to which place he made fre quent trips until three days before the beginning of hostilities. Despite the fact that he had become well known to tl;e Karsas sentinels they would always in sist upon his dismounting and showing the pass signed by Gen. Otis permitting him to enter and leave the city. Following the capture of Caloocan. February 10, many of the insurgents re treated to Malabon, a city of some size located on a strip of land jutting out to sea immediately south cf Caloocan and accessible from Caloocan by a wi le stone bridge. Col. Funston submitted a plan to Gen. MacArthur to capture Aguinaldo. "I can take a hundred men, cross that bridge, capture the town and Aguinaldo before they can recover from the contu sion, into which we have thrown them, ' enthusiastically exclaimed Funston to Get? MacArthur. "You can do it if anybody can," said Gen. MacArthur, "but the men cannot be spared." STANLEY IS GLAD. Kansas Governor Is Proud of Gen. Funston's Success. Guthrie, O. T., March 28. Governor W. E. Stanley, of Kansas, who was the guest of honor at a banquet here last night was awakened this morning at 1:30 in his rooms at the Royal hotel and told that General Funston had captured Aguinaldo. He said: "I am very glad. I am sure, to hear the news. I am more than glad to know that a Kansan was the instrument in securing this man. It was a great deed. Kansas has had many unkind remarks made at her expense recently and I hope those who have made them will now have words of praise for our state on ac count of Funston's exploit. "Kansas has reason to be proud of the achievements of her son." "What effect will this have on the Philippine trouble?" "I think it will cause the disturbances in those districts to cease. With the leader captured it will be disheartening to Aguinaldo's followers. "I am very sure that all of the people of Kansas will be as elad as I am to hear that General Funston has captured j Continued on Sixth Page.J ILL STOP HERE. President McKiuley So Informs Congressman Curtis. Says Fnnston Can Hare Best He Has tottive. the Special to the State Journal. ' Washington, D. C, March 28. The city is agog over the capture of Aguinaldo by General Funston. Throngs loiter about the war department and White House, set-king further details of the capture. Representative Curtis had a long conference with President McKin ley this forenoon. Mr. Curtis was be sieged by a large crowd of newspaper men when making his exit from the White House, anxious to learn the ex pression of the president regarding the capture and his ultimate action for Fun ston's promotion". Mr. Curtis said: "President McKinley expressed a feeling of great gratitude for Funston's success, and says the daring young general can have the best posi tion in his power to Eive him." The president did not say what posi tion would be tendered, but Funston will probably be made a brigadier general in the regular army, or some equally good place will be created for him. The president informed Mr. Curtis he would stop in Topeka on his western trip.' BIG STATE FAIR, Plans on Foot to Hold One in Topeka. M. A. Low Is llacS of the New Project. WILL MEET TONIGHT. Association to Discuss the Question of Funds. Will Ask City to Offer $5,000 Cash Premiums. Elaborate plans for a state fair and race meet will be discussed by the mem bers of the Topeka Exposition associa tion at the Commercial club rooms to night, i The old Topeka Exposition company, of which M. A. Low is president, was or ganized several years ago, and a state charter was taken out, with the capital stock set at $100,000 in $100 shares. Fifty-three people subscribed in the sum of one share each, and assessments to the amount of about half of the stock subscribed have been made. The meeting tonight is called at the instance of President M. A. Low. The primary object of the meeting will be to make a proposition to the county to lease the fair grounds for a term of either five or ten years. If the lease is secured, and it is understood that there will be no obstacle in the way of secur ing it, the association will foster and promote a state fair and race meet each year. It is planned to raise the sum of $5,000 in the city as a guarantee of cash pre miums for the best displays at a state fair to be held this fail, and afterwards form a company with a capital stock of $25,000. of which about $15,000 will be subscribed in this city, to show the good faith of the promoters of the com pany. The horse and stock men of the state will then be asked to subscribe the remaining $10,000. "One reason that the prospects for success in a venture of this kind look so bright," said Frank Foster, secretary of the association, to a State Journal re porter today, "Is that the stockmen and horsemen of the state at all the state conventions held in the past five years have been urging an event of this kind. They see the need of and demand a place where their fancy stock may be ex hibited. And at the same time and place a fancy stock sale could be car ried on along the same lineq as they are conducted in other 1'ities." To fit the fair grounds for use will re quire a sum not less than $10,000 or $12. 000. The grand-stand which was burned last year could not be replaced and made adequate for the demands that would be made upon it at a cost of less than $3,500. The stables for fancy stock have been burned and nothingof this kinds remains at the grounds except the horse barns and the improvements, in the way of stabling for fancy stic-k would cost in the neighborhood of $5,000. The grounds would have to be put in the care of an expert landscape gardener and the improvements along this line could not be made for less than prob ably one thousand dollars. Buildings for the proper exhibition of the. mining, manufacturing and agri cultural interests would have to be erected at a cost of several thousand dollars more. Kansas artists would also nave to nave recognition, ana a smau art building would be included Few people realize the importance of Kansas industries. Take for instance: If each state in the .union should have a stone wall erected around it, and noth ing should be allowed to cross this wall from another state, Kansas with her large interests could come nearer de pending on her own resou'-oes than any other state. "In many states." said Mr. Foster, "enterprises of this kind are conducted at the expense of the state, with money appropriated for it by the legislature. We hope that at some future session of the legislature to be recognized if we prove our willingness and capability to give a show that w ill compare well with the big shows held in other states." In connection with the Topeka Expo sition association it is planned to allow the Gentlemen's Driving club of this city to erect a magificent club house on the grounds. The club house will be situ ated near the race course, and will have a large veranda and broad steps facing the track so that members or tne ciud may sit in the shade of the club house to view the events on the track. Just opposite the club house ami the grand-stand a large space will be cleared off ard arranged for an arena in which the horse show events may be held. The Gentlemen's Driving club, it is under stood, will continue the horse shows started and carried forwarci so success fully for two seasons by the Horse Show association. An article 'was published in the State Journal of an earlisr date describing the proposed plans for the club house. Thev comprise all that is modern in club house architecture. The building will undoubtedly be one story and one-half, with long sweeping roofs and with broad, cool rooms. Arrangements will also be made for gclf links and polo grounds in the in closure. The grounds will be open to drive in every dav and evening. Driv ing matinees will be held on each Wednesday and Saturday. Weather Still Raw. The highs and lows have not made great headway in any direction and so the weather is just about the same with only "possibilities" in store. The forecast sent out today is "fair tonight and Friday, except possibly rain or snow flurries in southwest portion." The maximum up to noon today was 36 and the minimum "0. The wind has been northeast blowing 6 miles an hour. The low reported near Amarillo yesterday and which was to move northeast into Kansas took a back track and moved southwesterly toward Palestine. The high near San Francisco has gotten as far east as Salt Lake and the high at Winnipeg is still there. Another Wronged Wife. Nancy Elda Bowman has brought suit in the district court to secure a di vorce from Charles W. Bowman. She says they were married in April. 1876. and that her husband has since neglect ed her, and that besides that he has treated her in a cruel manner. Weather Indications. Chicago, March 28. Forecast for Kan sas: Gererally fair tonight and Friday, except rain or possibly snow flurries in southwest portion; northerly winds. DEADLOCK DROu'EI! J. II. Millard and C. II. Dietrich Elected to U. S. Senate I5y Unanimous Vote of ltepul.li cans at Lincoln, Neb. A COMPROMISE MADE. Thompson and Koewater Doth Withdraw From ltace. Other Candidates Followed and the Rest Was Easy. LIncr.ln, Neb., March 28. J. If. Milh'r I and C. II. Dietrich wire selected to the; U. S. senate by the joint -ssion of tic; Nebraska legislature at noon. Each re ceived 70 votes, the entire htreimth of the Republican members of the legis lature. By the action of the Republican cau cus which had met earlier in the Uiiy, Messrs. Millard and Dietrich had b ! nominated and when the Joint sessioo of the two houses convened tru-re ! -nia.ned nothing to do but confirm tli--s-nominations which was done cm the lust ballot which resulted as follows: Mil lard 70; Dietrich 70; All-n 58: W. II. Thompson 52; Hitchcoc k 8; Berge 2. Just before the calling of the roll in United States senator a commtmica ti -t'. was read from I). K. Thompson, extend ing his hearty thanks to those Hepun i can members who had so heartily sm por'ed him and atprouncing his wita. di-awal as a candidate. HOW IT WAS DON 17. , The long senatorial deadlock was broken by the action of the Republieiiu caucus this morning. When the can. in adjourned last r.ight the deadlock wm apparently as firm as ever, cvi assem bling this morning the anti-Thompson men began running Crounse ur but h could not reach the figures which prom ised any solution of the difficulty. it became noised about that Thompson hn I decided to withdraw and this was xooit confirmed by the a nnpnincp-nu-nt dirc'. from Thompson himself. Il; suirgesf"l Governor Dietrich as the nominee J-'r the shurt term. The action of Thompson was follipwe.l immediately by Mr. Kosowater who sut gested either George V. LMiinger or .1. H. Millard, both of Omaha, as the rm -r. available men for the long teim senittot ship. Meiklejohn ami Currie inimetiia i ly afterward announced their with drawal. The caucus took up with the sugges tions of the two candidates, and It w :i the work of orly a few minutes i.j nom inate Dietrich for the short term. There was a little- difficulty about ttv? withdrawal of Crounse. '1 he s titliin-cr. however, soon decided him and the cro cus then made the nominations of Mil lard and Dietrich una1 imoiis. Two ballots were taken pn the two candidates. On the first ballot ;..v. Dietrich received t7 vot s and his mon ination was made unanimous. The sp ond ballot was but half finished. s-v. r.il changes to Millard haing been ma.i-; among them being Si-nator Currie, tdin Felf a candidate when Senator Cretins--, a member .of the caucus, witioirew i i favor of Millard and the nomination ;w made unanimous. D. K. Thompson's withdrawn! wm;: f.prced by the knowledge that if held out a break from him would occur in a jppii t session of the legislature tptd'fy. ire; two long term candidates, ltosewai-r anil Meiklejohn, refused to yield in 1 : i - favor, and he could nut be nominal''-! with support of either alone-. SKKTCH OF THB SL CC'KSSFUL JIKN Omaha. March 28. Joseph Ji Miliar I and Charles 11. Dietrich, who w er to day elected I'nlteel Slates senators from Nebraska, are both bankers, am! neither have been prominent In politics until within the last half year. Joseph H. Millard was bo'-n in Harnil ton, la., in !.:f3, and came ip Ni-tirak i at the age of 20 years, since which tmi-; he has been a resident cf Omaha. H- was the founder ol the Omaha National bank, of which institution he is still the president. He wns tor ninny yenia a director of the I'nion Pacific riiii-oiii, but has not hee-n eomu-ete.i with tri road under the new organization. Hj has never held an office of any kind ! fore, and says he h;-s rot t-'-en ins'-'e the state capitol for twelve yers. He will have for Lincoln this afC'-noon. Charles H. Dietrich, who was lec-fp- 1 for the short term, is governor of n state of N braska. ami president 'if tlio German National hank of De stines. ! was born at Aurora, III., in lsr.H. aifl came to this state in iss;. prior to hi i nomination for goverror on the It-'puh-lican ticket last year he had never ti" n in polities. He has her n a r romini r.t and public-spirited citiz -n. and one f the most piominent bankers of the state. Governor Dietrich's election to th. Fnited States senate will raise Lieuten ant Governor Savage to the otli- e of governor, which the former will vaoata on his ntialifica.ticn .'is senator. HANNA WASN'T IN IT. Omaha. March a.--".ly selection an one of the i'r.it'Hl States senators t Nebraska conn s to me as a kui prise." said J. II. Millard when s.-en today. Continuing, he added: "I was not a candidate to begiii with but my frien ls mentioned my nam'- and the result as stated. I am elnd that I was the unanimous choice of the caucus nnd cei tainly appreciate the great compliment paid me bv my fellow eitizi ns. "What did Mark Hanna have to i with my selection? Nothing at nil. M Hanna and T are great friends and I know my election will be gratifying t him. but aside from that he had nmhlr it to do with the decision reached by tiie caucus." OFFERED TO Kill IV- Position of Attorney (Jenera! at His Disposal. Washington, March 28. Mr. P. r. r.ey PUS.- the ! ft cial mix r.U. to- Knox of Pittsburg ti whom the j.r dent had decided to offer the alio. generalship arrived at the White Hi about noon today. He was wi;h piesldent for over an hour. After he the White House the following offi statement was made: "The president has ii, cited Mr. K to accept the office of attorney gene Mr. Knox has not yet signified his ceptarce and will not until fafter his turn home." Mr. Knox will return to I'ittsbutg du'.