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LAST EDITION.
MONDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, ."KANSAS. MAY 27, 1907.
MONDAY EVENING.
TWO CENTS
BEER CASE IS UP.
Judge Pollock Investigating
Kansas City Seizures.
Agent for Receivers Arrested
Delivery Agents.
DID TIIEY MAKE SALES
That Appears to Be Only Thing
. in Case.
State Attorneys Admit They
Can't Stop Deliveries.
"X. V. Reicheneker, scapegoat."
seems to be the probable verdict in the
socailed Trtekett injunction case
which is being heard before Judge
Pollock in the United States circuit
court today.
Reicheneker was the agent of the
three brewery receivers, and it seems
that it was Reicheneker who save the
orders for the arrest of the drivers of
Missouri beer wasons found doing
business in Kansas City, Kansas.
Reicheneker proceeded to take pos
session of the wagons, horses, beer and
all in the name of the state supreme
Rochester branch of the Kansas City
breweries, told how Jordan has been
sent out to deliver the beer.
D. D. Bowden, chief of police of
Kansas City. Kan.. testified that
Reicheneker has asked him to issue
an order directing the police to seize
all beer wagons. Reicheneker claim
ed that he was acting as agent for the
receivers in this request.
"Have the receivers heard of this
order?" asked Judge Pollock.
"It is fair to say," said Mr. Berger,
"that we have a signed statement
from the receivers disavowing having
authorized any such action on Reich-
ent'ker's part."
I never heard of this order of
Reicheneker's till this morning." said
Attorney General Jackson.
'I don t think the receivers ever au
thorized such an order," said Mr. Ber
ger. "I think this man simply exceeded
his authority."
Triekett Read Counter Affidavits.
C. W. Triekett then commenced the
reading of counter affidavits on the
part of the state. The first one read
was a long statement by Triekett him
self, in which he declared that his ar
rests of drivers were based wholly on
the ground that they were selling beer
from their wagons.
Mr. Triekett then started to read the
affidavit of W. Miller, one of
sleuths."
"Where does this man live?" asked
Berger.
"In Kansas City. Kan.." replied Mr.
Triekett. "I don't know the address,
but will get it for you. I suppose that
your objection in this proceeding was
to get the names and addresses of our
witnesses against these drivers."
Affidavits were presented this after
noon from Jas. Porter, sheriff: David
K. Bowden. chief of police: Joseph Tag
gart. county attorney and Ralnh Nel-
! son, city attorney, all declaring that
FIVE WENT' DOWN
Second Special Venire in Hay
wood Case Nearly Exhausted.
Surprising Amount of Opposi
tion to Capital Punishment.
ONE JUROR IS FOXY.
Causes Repeated Quarrels Be
tween Opposing Consel.
Challenge by Defense Is De
nied by the Conrt.
court.
It was this action on the part of I they had not in any way attempted to
John Wolf, as under sheriff, made
Mr.
sas City Breweries company to go be- Her
fore Judge pollock some days ago and i a Fimii.,r affidavit
get a temporary restraining order 10
protect the beer wagons from the Kan
sas officers.
Hence there is not likely to be any
serious results from what for a time
seemed to be an embarrassing clash of
authority between state and federal
courts.
It was admitted both by the attor
neys for the state and for the brewery
that Mr. Reicheneker had no author
ity to interfere with the "common
carriers" engaged in delivering beer
to thirsty Kansans.
"I would like to inquire," said
James H. Harkless, one of the attor
neys for the Kansas City Breweries
company, "whether the defense claims
the right to interfere with interstate
transactions, as alleged in our bill?"
V. S. Keplinger of Kansas City, C.
W. Trickett's law partner, said: "We
do not question the right of the brew
eries to engage in legitimate inter
state commerce. But we think they
are doing an illegitimate business
Boise, Idaho, May 27. Five of the
few remaining talesmen of the special
venire In the Steunenberg murder
his case were in order disqualified, when
tne trial was resumed; this morning.
Three of them were opposed to capi
tal punishment, one was against
hanging a man on circumstantial evi
dence and the other had an irremov
able opinion.
The sixth talesman, Harmon Cox, a
veteran of the civil war, pioneer of the
gold rushes of the '60's and now re
tired from farming, his last occupa
tion, consumed nearly all of the
morning session and Involved Clar
ence Darrow, for the defense, and
Senator Borah in a series of amusing
quarrels. ine talesman seemed slow
Of thoue-ht. and after the state hmt
Sam Miller and C. D. Mercer told of ' nassed him fnr raiu ih. Hufono
following the beer wagons and watching ; promptly started out to disqualify
the drivers make sales of beer. Mercer him. Senator Borah kept up a fire of
i.-iineu uai jic uuugni a case or beer i ODjection and opposed the repeated
about four months ago. and had it de
livered to J. E. Porter and N. V. Reich
eneker. J. E. Prince made a similar
statement concerning the purchase of
beer from wagons.
FROST LAST NIGHT.
N'ew Weather Record Mercury Drops
to 37 Here.
challenges of the defense.
Mr. Darrow openly charged that the
talesman was incompetent to try a
man for his life, and asserted that the
state itself could not want him on the
jury. Darrow and Borah stood up
before the Jury and fenced through
the examination which ran all the
shades of opinion and impression as
to all the material facts so far de
veloped in the case.- By turns Mr.
Darrow grew exasperated, and then
calm and coaxing, and once the pa
tient talesman lost his temper. Mr.
Cox was halting and unclear about
the bomb that killed Steunenberer
"Yes, according to his confession, if
that is true.
Mr. Darrow endeavored to make the
talesman admit that he believed what
he read and formed fixed opinions, but
was unaDie to secure anything on which
to base a challenge. ; Finally Mr. Dar
row turned to the state and said:
"Do you want this juror?"'. .
"I want him disqualified before he
goes off," replied Mr.' Borah.
The examination icontinued some
time and finally Mr: Darrow growing
impatient, said: i
"I challenge this: juror for incom
petency. I can't stand here all day
trying to get intelligence out of him.
Mr. Borah was oh his feet at once
and said:
"Let him challenge for something
under the statutes. I object to counsel
making such speeches."
"Then I challenge him for bias. I
am astonished that counsel for the
state should want this juror."
"I will astonish you very often,"
quickly retorted Senator Borah, "and
you might as well prepare yourself for
surprises."
Challenge Denied.
Judge Wood denied the challenge.
Mr. Darrow proceeded and for some
minutes Darrow and Borah exchanged
verbal shots, the court frequently in
terrupting. . .
Mr. Darrow showed impatience and
Senator Borah remained cool, laugh
ingly and rapidly proposing objections
and suggestions. The juror , himself
taking courage from the support from
JAIL AS HEMEDY
Interstate Commerce Commis
sioner Clements Says
Imprisonment of Prominent
Railroad Men Is Needed.
WOULD DO 3I0RE GOOD
Than Anything Else Toward
Improving Conditions.
Commissioner Lane Hints
Criminal" Prosecution.
at
HIT THE WRONG MAX.
William Coleman, a Jfesro Printer,
Makes Slight Mistake.
William Coleman, a negro printer em
ployed by Nick Chiles, while attempt
ing to shoot a friend named David
Beard Sunday night, missed Mr, Beard
and shot a total stranger named Will
lam Lobe. Lobe was taken to Keith's
hospital, and the slight wound in his
thigh repaired. He was able to come
around to the police station on crutch
es today.
After making this slight mistake in
aim. Mr. Coleman departed, pursued by
officers. Doubling on his track, he
knew it was no use to run when the
Topeka police were after him, Mr.
Coleman chased down and reported at
the police station. He was booked for
discharging fire arms in the city. The
shooting occurred in front of the no
torious negro Joint on East Seventh
street.
Chicago, May 27. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Washington says:
The interstate commerce commission
has entered upon a more radical policy
in the treatment of corporations which
persist in violating the law.
Commissioner Clements said yester
day: ,
"One of the most wholesome things
that could happen would be the putting
o3I lt?a'BJ,Ttmt, ";'n jail of Sonoma!, of prominence in
obscure in his replies as Mr. Darrow
plied him with questions. Two objec
tions from the state were sustained by
Judge Wood and as many exceptions
taken by the defense. It was quite
evident that the talesman was persona
non grata to the defense. Finally Mr.
Darrow said:
"Have you any special desire to sit
on this jury?"
"No sir."
"Sure of that?"
"Quite sure."
Quickly changing the subject, Mr.
Darrow opened a line of questioning as
to the effect of President Roosevelt's
"undesirable citizen" letter, the ex
pressions from the-governor and Sec
retary Taft. but got no satisfaction.
Once more Senator Borah objected and I
the railway world. It would do more
than anything else to bring about bet
ter conditions.
"It would not be necessary to put in
jail all the men who ought to be there.
Just let one or two who hold high posi
tions in the social and business world
be put behind bars. This would act as
a powerful deterrent for many would
hesitate to jeopardize their positions and
safety."
Questions of criminal prosecution by
the commission have been delegated to
Franklin K. Lane of California. When
Mr. Lane was asked: "Are you going to
send somebody in the railroad world to
jail?" he replied:
"I hope that it will not be necessary.
If the railroads comply with the law we
Again the mercury over the state many of the incidents of the case but
took a bis drop as a reminder that he always came back, to the assertion
summer is not here and that plant life that his mind was free from an opin-
is not secure from the return of the ion a9 to the &ullt or innocence of the
winter temperatures. Alight frost . "J. ?a?'tl 'iTi1"0 bitS'
, ii-j i .v. . or Prejudice, that he could give the
. iv-u wvc. cw.uai. me culm: : aetenaant a fair trial
sav. however, that I think In view or , - ; , .-.....r,, Ui mo .-
auu nidi in ine lunutim aim iraci.5 ct ii - . . i v i j . i v i jiairci win cxaiiiiiieu
Jacent to bodies of water. This is the'durlnS the day and there must be an
latest date at which there has been a
matters set forth in this petition, the
court could not do otherwise than
grant the application for the tempo
rary restraining order."
"I am glad." said Judge Pollock,
"that counsel is manly enough to
make that statement. Some people
have been inclined to question this
action, and have gone so far as to try
this case outside of the court. This
court has never gone further than to
protect people lawfully engaged in in
terstate commerce. When they step
beyond they are outside the protection
of this court. These defendants say
they have no desire to interfere with
interstate commerce, and no order of
this court will protect the plaintiffs in
the violation of state law.
"We won't want to appear so ig
norant as to interfere with such a fun
damental proposition as the interstate
commerce law," said Mr. Keplinger.
"Then why do you object to the
granting of an injunction?" inquired
Judpe Pollock.
"Simply because we do not want to
be paraded here and forced to submit
to injunction when we are not con
tending for the right to do what is en
Joined." .replied Mr. Keplinger.
Couldn't Stop the Proceeding.
The state tried to have the proceed
ings knocked out of court without tak
ing any testimony, claiming that the
Indications were that the breweries
were simply trying to get hold of the
names of witnesses against the men ac
cused of running joints on wheels
while nominally delivering "interstate
orders." But A. L. Berger, one of the
attorneys for the brewers read an af
fidavit showing that Reicheneker, the
agent of the brewery receivers, had se
cured the assistance of the Kansas City
police in making seizure of beer
wagons.
"I think we will h:ive the proof pre
sented " said Judge Pollock.
Mr. Bereer then read a long collec
tion cf affidavits for the brewers and
C. W. Triekett started in with the rend
ing of counter affidavits on behalf of
the state. This reading was interrupt
ed by the adjournment of court at
noon, and was resumed when the court
reconvened at 2 o'clock.
The title of the proceeding is the
Kansas City Breweries company
against C. W. Triekett. assistant attor
ney general. James Porter, sheriff of
Wyandotte county. David E. Bowden.
chief of poiice. Joseph Taggert, counts-
frost in Kansas.
At this point the temperature drop
ped to S7 which is several degrees'
venire.
Proceedings in Detail.
With twvnty-six people, including
twelve talesmen,, seated inside the
hhrhr -than, at other points in the l ' . T, ,.'. . ii . A-ra- .
state and the frost while plainly dis- 5?1 "s 8perato"' h tT,l mam
eernable this morning did but little if h C.-. J? the mUr"
any damage. At Dodge City in the er Of former Governor Steunenberg.
western division the mlrcury dropped TJPL f"V ,VJ e?,th.
tr. an it nr4.n 58 At B,t, Immediately after the preliminaries
to the freezing point. At Manhattan e opening of court the state took
, . v.o a; tip the examination of S. M. Joplin, who
two degrees below that point. At i t ,ho .rh .,' OD
t?itcc:eli t - n rtecreea lnwer than flt ' - '
Mr. Hawley took a hand. Mr. Darrow j Ret on most harmoniously.. But if
made flat denial of a statement from
Senator Borah, who as quickly threw
DacK the denial.
Mr. Darrow became angry and hurled
a question at the juror, who in turn
becoming angry, snouted his reply.
Turning to counsel for the state Dar
row said
the law is broken, then there will be
trouble."
"Do you intend to have Edward H.
Harriman prosecuted?"
"That whole subject is under con
sideration by the commission. If
Harriman has been guilty of any in
fraction of the act to regulate com
NORMAL INSTITUTE.
Shawnee County's School for Teachers
to Open June 3.
"Do you want to try a man for his merce he will, as a matter of course,
Manhattan.
The lowest temperature recorded in
Kansas was at Mackvllle on the Santa
Fe in the central portion of the state,
where the mercury dropped to 26,
with a rather heavy frost accompany
ing the drop in temperature.
"An area of high pressure
down from the north and is the cause
of the fall in temperature and the ac
comnanvine frost." said the weather
court adjourned on Saturday after
noon.
In the course -of his examination Jop
lin said that he was opposed to capi
tal punishment.
"I presume the state will pay no at
tention to that disqualification." said
drifted ' Clarence S. Darrow. counsel for the
: ULfll&c, amiu 11 us II LCI .
i The state, however, challenged and
Joplin was excused. C. J. Northrop, a
prominent business man of Boise, was
observer this morning, "though our: ' . .. a . .,
reports do not indicate that any great! ,,,h; wuu, wni(
amount of damage has been done by 'n;;r' 'J ' '"Vw ,n ;,, i
the low temperature or the frost.
The forecast for tonight and Tues
day is. "Increased cloudiness with pos
sible showers over the entire state and
a rising temnerature." The more ten
der of plant life was nipped in this
locality by last night's frost, but vege
tation in general does not show that
it was effected.
Complete reports received from Dodge
City, Dresden, Macksvllle, McPherson,
Rusjsell and Toronto by the weather de
partment indicate that the drop in
mercury carried with it a killing frost
which will nip vegetation off even with
the ground. It Is thought that wheat
will withstand the freeze but corn and
garden vegetation of all kind is in all
probability killed.
. During the 33 years that a record
has been kept at Dodge City no frost
of the severity of the one last night
has occurred. On the 11th of May. 1891,
a light frost was recorded but it was
not of the severity of the one Sunday
night.
Warming 'p at Last.
At two o'clock today there is nothing
to indicate the frosty conditions which
prevailed over most of the state last
r.iht excepting the drooping tender
plant life which was nipped and will
have to make a new start. The sun is
shining brightly and the mercury has
member of the Western Federation of
Miners, was next called.
Williamson worked in a mine at Sil
ver City some nine years ago. He la
ter gave up mining and severed his
connection with the Western Federation
of Miners because, he said, "they told
me I was getting too old for the mine,
so I gave it up and went to farm
ing." Wtlllamson proved a somewhat re
freshing change from the run of tales
men under examination for cause. He
said that since he had been called as
life with a Juror of this calbre?'
"Proceed to disqualify him then."
laughed Senator Borah, "we know why
you don t want him. Mr. Darrow re
torted and the court took a hand, di
recting that the examination proceed.
Finally Mr. Darrow secured an admis
sion of opinion formed and challenged
for bias. The state resisted. Mr. Dar
row. proceeding with his examination
of Cox, made a determined effort to
bring out admission of an opinion
formed. The talesman declined to be
drawn out and Anally in reply to Mr.
Darrow's question .said angrily:
..."Well, you seem to have luted It that
way for yoisrself." . ' v-v
Cox admitted that lie had been a
juror in several cases but had not eat
as a special Juror in a murder case.
He had been a grand juror when in
dictments were found for murder.
"And you are sure that you have no
prejudice against this prisoner?"
"I have said so and I say so again,"
replied Cox angrily.
In reply to the question whether he
would be willing to be tried for his
life by a juror having the same state
of mind as he had towards the Defend
Cox. said that he would and no amount
of changing of the form of the ques
tion could change this reply.
Mr. Darrow challenged again when
the Juror, in reply to the question as
to what he would do if in doubt, after
hearing the evidence, said that he
would be guided by the other 11.
The challenge was again resisted and
a remark from Mr. Darrow as to the
competence of the juror brought Sena
tor Borah to his feet in defense of
the juror as "a good citizen of Ada
countv. who had answered honestly.
"If you have legal objection to make
to this Juror put it in and we'll take
care of it." said senator joran,
State's Ninth Challenge.
Finally the defense passed Cox for
cause and the state was cauea upon
to exercise its ninth peremptory chal
lenge. Henry Curtis, the occupant of
be prosecuted not at all because he
Is Harriman. but because he is an of
fender against the law."
KILLED HIS COUSIN.
Discharged Pistol That He Did Xot
Know Was Loaded.
attorney Ralph Xelson. city attorney j passed the sixty mark by several de
and N". V. Reicheneker. agent for the
receivers of the breweries.
The brewery company was repre
sented by James H. Harkless of the
firm of Harkless. Crysler and Histed.
and by A. L. Berger. At the state's
table sat Attorney General F. S. Jack
son. C. W. Triekett and W. S. Kepling
er. The bearing commenced at about
10:15 this morning in the circuit court
room.
Affidavits for the Brewery Company.
The first affidavit read by the attor
ney for the brewery was that of John
Callahan, driver of one of the beer
wagons, who was one of those ar
rested. Callahan denied that he sold
any beer, and claimed that he only
delivered beer to parties who were on
a list given him at the brewery. He
said that his transfer wagon was not
owned by the brewery that It was a
"common carrier engaged in inter
state commerce" and consequently
could not be interfered with.
C E. Smith, bookkeeper for the
Kansas City Breweries company, testi
fied that Callahan had been given 54
cases of beer to deliver to a specific
list of addresses on the day of the ar
rest. H. Jordan, another driver, gave an
amciavii setting rorth that he was act
ing wholly as a deliveryman for pack
ages sent out by the brewery to Kan
sas customers. He sold no beer. He
said that his wagon, beer and horses
were all seized by Reicheneker in the
name of the receivers for the brew
r'es. and they kept possession from
CVednesday till Saturday. He said
that C. W. Trickett's son took the
team to the stable where it was
placed under guard.
R. L. Melton, bookkeeper for the
grees and is still climbing. The wind
is blowing from the northwest after a
lazy fashion and Is not making over
four miles an hour. The flowers in the
beds about the state house which have
just been transplanted show the effects
of the drop of the mercury last night
though they are not so badly damaged
that they will have to be replaced. The
rei.l cold streak during last mgnt was
just about daylight this morning when
the minimum of 37 degrees was reached.
The temperatures for today were:
7 o'clock 42!H o'clock 57
8 o'clock 46112 o'clock 59
9 o'clock SO 1 o'clock 61
10 o'clock 54 1 2 o'clock 63
a Juryman he had not allowed people tne n'intn chair, and the talesman who
to talk of the case In his hearing; that j inteliieentlv discussed socialism
he had formed no definite opinion as wltn Mr. Darrow in the course of his
to ine gum or iiniuucnue ui najwouu examination, for cause was excused at
ana. wtta iireyuiru iu ucucvc iiini mnu- 11 -4Q a m.
M. W. JANES IS DEAD.
Lost His Life in Lamp Explosion at
Home in Willard.
M. W. Janes, the well-known stock
man of Willard, about fifteen miles
from Topeka, was burned to death last
right at his home in that place. Mr.
Janes went to his room and began work
at his desk. About eleven o'clock the
family down stairs heard a commotion
in his room and upon investigation
found that Mr. Janes' clothes and desk
were on Are. He was very severely
burned and suffered from eleven till
three o'clock in the morning when he
died.
It is supposed that the fire was caused
by the explosion of the lamp on nis
desk. Mr. Janes was well known as an
owner and raiser of fine stock, having
owned a number of fast horses.
cent until he was proved builty. The
state was progressing along the line of
qualification for cause and when Just
bout to pass the talesman, William
son caused much amusement by quiet
ly interjecting the remark: '
Opposed to Capital Punishment.
"I want to say that I am opposed to
capital punishment."
He was quickly disposed of and Jake
Bingman, a farmer of Boise, was dis
posed of for the same reason.
W. S. Bruce, a bank cashier of Boise,
was the fifth talesman called inside the
first half hour. When asked If he knew
of any reason why he should not serve,
Bruce said:
"I would not under any circum
stances convict a man where the pen
alty Is death, on circumstantial evi
dence." On further examination he said he
could not take the oath as a Juror
holding these views. He was challenged
by the state and excused.
Harmon Cox, a retired rancher, who
had worked as a carpenter in Iowa,
Wyoming and Nevada was passed for
cause by the state and his examination
. for the defense was taken up by Clar
ence Darrow.
In reply to questions as to his relig
ion Cox said he was at one time a Bap
tist and later a Methodist. Twelve
yeais ago he quit the Methodist church
and recently became a member of the
Christian Scientists, whose church in
Boise he has attended regularly since.
Cox said he believed In organized labor
as a means of self protection. At the
same time he saw no reason why a non
union worker should not take the place
of a union striker. He admitted that
his two children, a boy and a girl, at
present employed by the Independent
Telephone company, had taken the
places of striking operators during a
recent strike In the Boise office.
Cox Is Ftoxy.
Cox served three years and a half In
the union army and rose to the rank of
corporal. , He was carried through a
rigid examination by Mr. Darrow. He
was extremely reticent as to the opinion
he had f jrmed from reading the news
papers. He had read for instance of
the murder of Steunenberg. but did not
believe it until it was confirmed by
some one he knew.
"Do you believe that Orchard placed
T. H. Roton, a farmer, was tne next
talesman called. He was promptly dis-
nosed cf for cause and William Birch
a farmer came to the ninth chair.
Birch said he had an impression and
rMri not think he could dismiss that
opinion from his mind." After exami
nation by Judge Wood on that point
however, he admitted that he could
after taking the oath as a juror clear
his mind of all impression or opinion.
The next question, however, settled
the matter for Birch. It developed he
was opposed to capital punishment and
he was excused.
Ira L. Aiken, a rancher, was the
next talesman drawn and was under
examination by the state for the case
when court took recess until 1:40 p. m
GAS IS A FAILURE.
So Condemned Doss Will Hereafter
Be Shot.
That the leaden pill is preferable to
the gas capsule for the treatment of
dogs which are suffering from non
taxltis. was the verdict of Mayor Green
after watching the test Saturday.
It took over half an hour to. kill
one tank of dogs In the gas box fur
nished by the Humane society. The so
ciety has gone to considerable trouble
and expense to build the killing box,
which is now considered a failure. Sat
urday afternoon Mayor Green, Hu
mane Officer King and a number of
other spectators, stood in the yard
back of the city jail, and held the
watch on 20 dogs which were piled into
the killing vat. The vat has a glass
peek hole, and the struggles of the
dogs, as they slowly smothered, were
plainly visible to the onlookers. The
vat was connected with a gas jet in
the hospital room, the two wagon loads
of condemned canities thrust inside, and
the "juice turned on. it was 36 min
utes after the gas had been turned on
that the last dog gave up the ghost.
"I do not consider that a humane
way to kill them." said Mayor Green,
"and hereafter the dogs will be shot."
The gas supply was through a small
tube, which might have something to
do with the time it took to kill the
doss. -
Kansas City, May 27. "Put her right
here!" said William Alma Frisbey, the
eldest son of Special Deputy Marshal
C C. FrTabey, last evening, opening his
coat and barirrg- his right breast as
his cousin Leslie Gifford, 16 years old.
was flourishing two revolvers, which
he did not know were loaded. Leslie
raised the revolver in his right hand
to his cousin's breast, pulled the trigger
and exploded a shell. William stagger
ed backward a few steps and fell, cry
ing: "I'm shot! I'm shot! Send for a doc
tor!" He lived about three minutes.
The shooting occurred at C. C. Frls
bey's residence. Twenty-seventh street
and the Big Blue, Just after 6 o'clock.
Leslie Gifford and his older brother,
Harry Gifford, Jr., had been uptown
during the afternoon and while there
Leslie had traded a btcycle to his nair
brother, Arthur Watktns, for the re
volver with which he shot Will Fris
bey.
Leslie and Gifford reached Frisbey's
house just as Will Frisbey had gone
upstairs to his room to , change his
clothes before attending to some chores
about the place. Leslie showed Will his
new revolver and Will got out a revol
ver of his own and the boys compared
them.
All three walked down stairs togeth
er, Leslie carrying one revolver in each
hand. He began flourishing them
around in a spirit of bravado, which
led to Will Frisbey's dare and death.
Leslie dropped both revolvers when
the one was discharged, and stood for
a moment motionless and speechless.
He ran to his cousin's side as the lat
ter fell, put his arms around him and
repeated over and over:
"I didn't mean to do it, Billie! I
didn't mean to do it! I didn't know it
was loaded!"
Deputy Marshal Frisbey. father of
the dead boy, said that the shooting
was accidental.
"The boys were fooling with the guns
and one of them got shot " he said
last night. Then his voice broke. After
a moment he added: "It was just boys'
play. I don't blame anyone."
RICH MEN INDICTED.
Arrangements have been completed
by John R. Carter, county superin
tendent of school, for the thirty-first
session of the normal institute of
Shawnee county, which will be held
at the high school building in this city
from June 3 to June 29.
The sessions of the institute will
begin each morning at 7:30 o'clock
and at the conclusion of the four
weeks' term examinations for teach
ers' certificates will be held. Those
desiring to enjoy the advantages of the
institute may register with the county
superintendent at any time from now
until the institute opens. Those who
are eligible to take the course include
all teachers, high school students,
graduates of high schools, graduates
of common schools and all other per
sons desiring to teach or review the
common branches of study .
Prof. H. L Miller, principal of the
Topeka high school. -will be the con
ductor of the institute, and tne in
structors who will work under him are
Professors A. J. Stout, O. P. M. Mc
Clintock, E. F. Stanley and John R.
Carter. I
In a circular on the purposes of the
institute and opportunities it affords,
which has been issued by Superintend
ent Carter, is this statement:
"Inducements to take up the pro
fession of teaching are more and
greater than ever before The demand
for good teachers is constantly Increas
ing and is far beyond the supply.
Boards of education are offering an
advance In wages in proportion to effi
ciency and experience."
WHEAT GOES UP.
IN REBELLION,
Chinese Outbreak at Wongtong
in Uping District.
All Civil and Military Officials
Are Assassinated.
YAM EX S ARE BURNED.
German Missionary Station Is
Destroyed at Lieu Chow. .
Marines Leave Hong Kong for
Scene of Trouble.
And Stocks Go Down on Reports of
Frost In the West.
Six Millionaires of Sau Francisco Vic
tims of Grand Jury.
San Frincisco. May 27. The grand
jury Saturday afternoon indicted six
millionaires on cnarges ot Drlbery and
attempted bribery, and returned addi
tional indictments against Ruef and
Schmitz.
Frank G. Drum. Eugene De Sabla.
John Marin, Abe Ruef and Moyar
Schmitz were indicted on fourteen
counts charging that they jointly
bribed fourteen of the supervisors in
the sum of $750 to fix the gas rate for
1906 at 85 instead of o cents.
G. H. Umbsen, J. E. Green and W.
T. Brobeck and Kuet were indicted on
fourteen counts charging that they
jointly attempted to bribe fourteen of
the supervisors in ine sum oi i,uuu
each to vote a trolley franchise to the
Parkdale Transit company.
J &se Coffey nxea Dan at i,uou on
each of the 126 counts contained in the
twenty-eight indictments.
The grand jury aajournea until June
10, when investigation of alleged bri
bery by the officials of the Home Tele
phone company and by other persons
will be resumed.
Artist Paul Mown Dead.
Los Angeles,. Cal., May 27. Paul
Moran. son of Thomas Moran, the
New York landscape painter and him-,
self a portrait painter, died at the
county hospital yesterday. j
Weather Indications.
Chicago, May 27. Forecast for Kan
sas: Increasing cloudiness tonight; pro
bably showers Tuesday; rising temper
ature. ' -
Chicago, May 27. N'ew high rec
ords for the crop were made in the
wheat market today, July selling at
$1.03 'i and December at $1.05 "4.
September reached its high mark of
$1.044, made last week. .Killing
frosts were reported from parts of
the wheat belt of Kansas, and heavy
frosts were general over Kansas, Ne
braska and Iowa. Even with this
news to hoist prices, the market was
not especially active after the excited
bulge at the opening.
Stocks Are Depressed.
Xew Tork, May 27. An active sell
ing movement which followed reports
of frost in the . wheat belt carried
prices of some. of the leading stocks
down 3 to 4 points today. Western
houses which were concerned In the
advance in wheat were reported to be
contributing heavily to the selling of
stocks. The decline was gradual
from the opening cf the exchange,
with Brooklyn Rapid . Transit and
Reading leading the downward move
ment with losses at noon of 5 M and
4 V4 respectively. Declines of 4 points
in Smelting, 3 for Union Pacific and
of 2 to 3 pcints in St. Paul, Southern
Pacific, Amalgamated Copper and the
Hill stocks were also recorded by
noon.
GIANTS OX A TRIP.
Fast Topeka Ball Team Will Visit
Other Towns.
Swatow. Province of Kwawtuns.
China, May 27. A rebellion has broken
out at Wongkong, in the Uping district
of the Chin Chu prefecture; AH the civil
and military officials at Wong Konar
have been assassinated and their
Yamens burned.
The local revolutionists, who wcrd
Joined by natives of the neighboring
provinces, concentrated for their attack
on the officials without being molested
by the populace.
The military commander here has
mustered the station guards and started
for the scene of the outbreak. Steps
are being taken by the local police to
prevent excesses here.
-he Chinese bankers have organized a
steam launch patrol of the coast to pre
vent piratical attacks on the part of
marauders from the seaward.
According to advices ieceived by the
German Cable company from Shanghai
disturbances have also broken out at
Pakhoi and the situation there, as at
Lien Chow, is apparently serious.
Riotiiig at Lien Chow.
Berlin, May 27. According to dis
patches received here from Shanghai
and Hong Kong, native rioters have
destroyed the German mission station at
Lien Chow near Pakhoi. The mission
aries escaped. The German gunboat
litis, reinforced by 20 marines from the
gunboat Tsingtau has left Hong Kong
for Pakhoi and it is expected that a
British gunboat will also be sent to
that port.
Five American missionaries were kill
ed in Lien Chow October 28, 1905. and a
hospital and other mission property
were destroyed. Indemnity for the loss
of life and property Was paid by thu
Chinese government early in January
last year.
Troops Are Forwarded.
Canton, China, May 27. Admiral Li.
with the Kwangtah . and Meefoo on
board of which are detachments ol
troops, is proceeding to the -scene ol
the rising in the Uping district.
lrJur Americans There.
New York, May 27. Four mission
aries of the Presbyterian board of for
elsn missions are now stationed at Lier.
Chow, according to a statement made
at the efnees of the board in this city
today. They are Rev. John S. Sankle,
who lately returned Lien Chow, after
a furlough- In England. The Rev. Reese
F. Edwards and his wife, and Miss
Elda Patterson. They have been In the
mission field so long that their home
addresses are not accessible at the of
fice of the board in this city.
Since the outbreak of 1905. the Pres
byterian missions at Lien Chow have
been re-established, but are not con
nected in any way with the German
mission, the destruction of which is re
ported at Berlin.
No Information of the trouble at Lien
Chow has been received from the Pres
byterian missionaries.
makesHcarnegTe ill
I-'rick Plans a Five Million Dollar Gift
to Pittsburg.
The Topeka Giants, the ball team
captained by Jack Johnson last season,
left this morning for a two months' trip
through the west. The first game was
played today at Seneca and the team
will work from there westward to Colo
rado Springs where they will play June
28.
The team is under the management of
Len Chapman and captained by S.
Strothers, the former manager and cap
tain. Jack Johnson, being captain of
the Chicago Union this year. A game
was played in Topeka Sunday with the
"Jenkins" of Kansas City, resulting in
a victory for the home team by a score
of 9 to 0.
The following is the line up of the
team: S. Strothers, catcher; Hicks,
catcher; pitchers, W. Norman, W. An
derson and Talbert; third baseman, R.
B. Robinson; second baseman, J. Nor
man; first baseman, . Strothers; left
field. D. Williams: right field, M. White;
center field, W. K. Wakefield.
IRRIGATION CASE AGAIN.
Motion
for Rehearing; In
Court Today.
Supreme
Washington. May 27. On behalf of
the state of Kansas, Solicitor General
Hoyt today entered a motion in the su
preme court of the United States for
leave to file a petition for a rehearing In
the Kansas-Colorado case, which was
decided by the court two years ago In
the interest of Colorado.
Wlnslow Voting: Machine Here..
L. R. Winslow, of Chicago, is here to
demonstrate before the city council,
the operation of the Winslow voting
machine. This ia the machine that is
used in Chicago and by the use of the
machine the vote in the election was
returned to the Daily News one minute
after the polls closed. The same ma
chine registers the male and female
vote. When there are no nominations
under a party, the key is locked so
that it cannot cause a mutilated bal
lot. The election Judges do not have a
key to the -machine and there is no
manner in which the returns can be
tampered with.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 27. "I'll make
you wish you never had been born,"
Henry Clay Frick, in a moment of
anger at Andrew Carnegie, is said to
have declared to him many years ago.
Whether he did or did not say this,
the developments of today tend to
show that Mr. Frick is not Dayin
i much attention to the feelings of his
former master.
Frick had just decided to erect a
building of his own alongside of the
magnificent Carnegie institute here,
and he will do it on such a scale that
the low lying Carnegie Institute build
ings will look somewhat squatty.
While news of Mr. Frick-'s Intentions
did not come out until today, Mr.
Carnegie learned when he was here at
the dedication of his own buildings a
month ago that his enemy, Frick. had
been allowed to get land close enough
to erect a building which will compare
with his own buildings. The news
made Mr. Carnegie really ill and
caused him to cut short his visit In
Pittsburg.
Friends of Frick announced today
he would erect an Academy of Fin
Arts to be presented to Pittsburg on
lands directly opposite the big Car
negie institute here; that the plann
would be made public In a very short
time for this building, which of ltsolf
will cost 5 million dollars. The land
on which it Is to be built has cost al
most a million dollars. Mr. Frick
will also endow the Academy of Art
and turn the whole over to the people
of Pittsburg without their being asked
to pay a cent.
Mr. Frick. it is understood, has al
ways been opposed to Mr. Carnegie's
method of increasing the taxes of the
people of the city through his im
mense conditional gifts, and this is
one of the things over which Carnegie
and Frick fell out years ago.
Mr. Frick plans the creation of a
building of such beauty and magni
tude that it will not only be a worthy
rival of the Carnegie library building,
but in some respects will eclipse the
later edifice, splendid as it Is.
TAFT TRIP CUT SHORT.
Secretary Will Oontj Xo Further Than
St. Louis.
Washington, May 27. Secretary
Taft will return to Washington im
mediately after delivering- his speech
in St. Louis May 30. This change in
his plans was made necessary by the
action of Oklahoma Republicans' who
called off the state convention in
Tulsa,

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