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j 10 PAGES j READS IT. EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, lvANSAa JTUNI ' 19, 1907. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS SPIES CASE CITED Evidence Adduced in Trial of the Chicago Anarchists Is Made Basis of a Long Argu ment at Boise. MAGAZINE ARTICLES From the Organ of the Western Federation of Miners Are Submitted and Objected to by the Defense. Boise. Idaho. Juno 19. The entire morning session of the Steunenberg murder trial was consumed in hear ing arguments on the admissibility as evidence of the Miners Magazine, official organ of the Western Federa tion of Miners, as to Prank Steunen berg and others connected with the labor troubles of the miners. On both sides the argument was based on the Chicago anarchist cases, the de fense contending that by no construc tion could the authority in that case be made a guide here, and the state that it covered the very propositions Involved here. Judge Wood took the articles for examination and adjourned1 the trial at 11 o'clock pro'mising to rule at 2 o"clock in the afternoon. Senator Borah commenced the day's proceedings by offering and specifical ly naming the articles in the various numbers of the Miners' Magazine which he offered as evidence. To the Introduction of each exhibit the de fense made general objection and stated that they would present specific objection to each. The general ob jection was that the evidence failed to connect the defendant with the murder of Steunenberg. The naming and describing of the articles in the magazine took nearly half an hour. The articles them selves will be read to the Jury later if the court ?dmlts them as evidence. R. F. Richardson presented the ar gument for the defense against the ad mission of the magazine articles as evidence. He maintained that the ar ticles offered by the state failed to show that the defendant had. through these articles, contributed anything that might lead to the murder of Gov ernor Steunenberg. He admitted that some, of the articles were intemperate in tone, but were nothing more than "ordinary newspaper abuse." Spies Case Cited. Mr. Richardson quoted from the re cord of the case of "Spies versus the People," and the ruling as to the ad mission of newspaper articles. In the case of the Miners magazine he said, the articles did not compare in tone with the violence of the articles in the Spies case. Richardson read at length from the evidence in the Spies case. the letters from Herr Most to Spies and other violent matter published at the time. Throughout these letters and other matter, force, dynamite, murder and wholesale revolution was counselled. Mr. Richardson pointed out that these letters were printed in anarchist newspapers published by the defendants in the famous anarchist trials resulting in conviction and exe cution. Mr. Richardson's reading of the an- ai iiusi s i evolutionary writings in tne eighties, created a sensation. He gave declamatory emphasis to the fearful advice looking to the wholesale de struction of all who stood on the side of law and order. It was a page from the criminal history of this country unread by a majority of those present in the court room and the extremity of the language was used by Johann Most in writing to Spies and by the defendants themselves In their editor ials. The avowed purpose of Richard son's exhaustive quotation from the newspaper publications in the an archist case was to show the tamely abusive character of the evidence of fered by the state in the Miners' maga zine. Continuing his argument Mr. Richard son said that in none of the articles in the Miner's magazine was there direct or implied connection with the murder of Governor Steunenberg. He admit ted Haywood's prejudice against Steun enberg, because of his course in Idaho, but he pointed out that "tens of thmis- ands and hundreds of thousands of ni pie in this country condemned or ap proved the course adopted by Steunen berg and that those who condemned should not be held responsible for the governor's murder. heuator Borah argued for the state mat tne Miners magazine should be aamitted, because it showed the pnmltv of an organization of which the defend ant Haywood and other defendants were the officers. He pointed out that the state did not offer the articles as evndence. relying on them to prove their charge of murder, but in order to help the Jury in determining among all the circumstances what was the animus or tne estern federation of Miners o wnicn iiayooa is the secretary and treasurer and the Miners magazine the official organ. Senator Borah without quoting from the articles said that these articles did advocate force and that they advised the members of the organization to arm themselves with rifles. He maintained that if the evidence of newspaper arti cles was admitted In the Spies case, the evidence of articles in the Miners maga zine Fhould be admitted because in both cases in the present case no less than in the case tried twenty years ago animus was shown and violence advo cated. Richardson Closes. Richardson closed the argument. He asserted that in no word contained in the Miners' Magazine was there an advocacy of the use of arms except in Sf!r riofense. a right allowed to ev-.'ry citizen and he forcefully argued that criticism of a political opponent could not be construed as an evidence of murderous intent. Judge Wood asked fcr a schedule of the exhibit and said that he would take the Question of the admisibility of the evidence under a-lvisement and would if possible render a decision at 2 o'clock. Court adjourned at 11 o'clock. Judge Wood said that umess the state had other witnesses he would not continue the case until he had reach ad decision on the very Important matter presented this morning. Sen ator Borah said that the remaining evidence depended largely on the ad mission of the magazine articles. This necessitated an early adjournment. OLD OFFICERS RESIGN. Change In Management of the Citizen's Bank. At a regular meeting of the directors or tne Citizens' State Bank of North Topeka held Tuesday afternoon the resignations of Peter Smith, the presi dent, and E. S. Gresser, the cashier, were tendered and accepted by the board. W. S. Bergundthal was elected cashier and H. C. McKinley bookkeep er. R. Nichols, vice president, becomes the head of the Institution. Mr. Bergundthal, who succeeds Mr. Gresser as cashier, is one of the best known citizens of Topeka and a resi dent of the section, north of the river. For 20 years he has been actively en gaged in business in the city and dur ing the time has twice served his ward as councilman and the city one term as mayor. Mr. McKinley, the new bookkeeper, is not a new man in the place as he served in the same capacity for 20 years, resigning about a year ago on account of failing health. Since sever ing his connection with the institution his health has greatly improved and rL. 'v- 7 ft Mi I i f J. P. Pomeroy, Kansas MUHonaire and Founder of Hill City. Who Died In Massachusetts. for this reason he did not hesitate to accept his old position when it was tendered him following the resignation of the bookkeeper. F. P. McAdams. Mr. Smith, the retiring president, was one of the foundeis of the bank and for 33 years has been Identified with its interests. Since the reorganization nine years ago he has been president of the institution which was known even in the panicky days of the later eighties as one of the safest institutions in the state. Under his directions the bank grew in strength and in the confidence of the people familiar with banking in stitutions until it was known as one of the soundest banks in the west, and it is with sincere regret that his friends will receive the news of his resigna tion Mr. Gresser, who has resigned as cashier is a comparatively new man In banking circles in Topeka as he has been cashier of the Citizens' State bank for about three years. Prior to assum ing the position of cashier in the North Topeka Institution Mr. Gresser was cashier of a bank at Dodge City. The action yesterday came only as a partial surprise as it has been rumored since the $10,000 robbery was discovered some weeks ago that changes would be made in the officials of the institution, though they are in no way blamed with the loss. At the time of the robbery a reward of $1,000 was offered for the apprehen sion of the guilty party and at the meeting of the board held yesterday this was increased to J2.500 by the bank officials and this is supplemented by an additional reward of $2,500 of fered by Mr. Smith and Mr. Gresser. As the reward now stands $5,000 will be paid for the arrest and conviction of the patties who robbed the safe or a like amount will be paid for the return th monev whether tne tnier is caught or not. YOUNG GIRL DROWNED. Mer Comnanion Swam Ashore and Told No One. RriHirpfnn. N. J . June 19. Investiga Mr.n is heinz made of the drowning in Sunset Lake last night of Miss Mary Vennell, whose body was louna in snoai water today, the lace ana Doay snow In? ruts and bruises. Last night the girl went rowing with Gpnrsre Evans. Later their boat was found filled with water and Evans was fnund in bed at home, his wet clothing hanging over a chair. His explanation was that in changing their positions the boat sank under them. Evans said he had great difficulty in freeing him self from his companion, wno, ne saia, was screaming fcr help while she held him tihtlv about the neck. They had gone down twice. Evans said, when he freed himself and swam ashore. He had told no one of the drowning of the girl. TRAIN CREW KILLED. Boiler of a Freight Locomotive Blows Up on the D. & It. G. Florence, Col., June 19. The boiler of the locomotive drawing a west bound freight train on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, blew up one mile east of Florence today, killing Engin eer Thomas Ewing, Fireman O'Brien and Brakeman Gooch. all of Pueblo. The train was wrecked and the track torn up for several hundred feet. POMEROYIS DEAD Largest Holder of Kansas Land Passes Away. Dies Suddenly of Apoplexy in Massachusetts. FOUNDER OF HILL CITY Paid $5,000 Taxes Annually in Graham County. For Many Years a Citizen of Atchison. Colorado Springs, Col., June 19. Jas. P. Pomeroy, a prominent banker, land owner and clubman, formerly of Color ad" Spiings, died suddenly Sunday night at Pride's- Crossing, Mass., from apoplexy. He Is survived by a daugh er. Mrs. A. L. Daniels, and a sister, Mrs. Auld. both of Boston. Mr. Pomeroy was a resident here for about 15 years, being forced to leave over a year ago on account of heart trouble. He was an active member of the chamber of commerce, and promi nent socially, being a member of the El Paso and Cheyenne Mountain Coun try clubs. Mr. Pomeroy was among the first to take an active interest in the Camp bell dry farming system. He establish ed the "Model farm" near Hill City, Kan., that these day farming experi ments might be made. At one time Mr. Pomeroy was reputed to be the largest real estate owner in Denver. A few years ago he formed the Pomeroy Investment company and placed all his property in trust for his daughter. J. P. Pomeroy, was one of the heav lest owners of farming land In the state of Kansas and was prominently identified for almost thirty years with the financial and farming history of this state. Mr. Pomeroy came to Kansas from Boston and his wife and youngest daughter were buried there. One daughter who survives him resides in that city. Mr. Pomeroy will always be best known as an ardent exponent of the Campbell or dry soil system of soil cul ture and gave the support to Prof. Campbell which subsequently led to the wide adoption of the Campbell sys tem of soil culture all through the semi-arid regions of the west and southwest. A model farm was established In Graham county near Hill City of 480 acres by Mr. Pomeroy and on this Prof. Campbell was given free rein to experiment until he had demonstrated beyond peradventure the worth of his theory and that the returns on crops could be increased three fold. Later on Mr. Pomeroy established similar farms through Texas, Wyoming, Colo rado and Arizona. He held Immense tracts of farming land and was credited with possessing 60,000 acres of western Kansas land valued at $500,000. In addition to this he owned considerable real estate in Hill City and also was interested in several business ventures in that town. Just last year he constructed a large number of residences In that town be sides a number of business blocks. . He has been gradually selling off his farm property and placed a large amount of it on the market during last year. He presented Graham county with its court house costing $20,000 and was its heaviest taxpayer, his taxes amounting to Jo, 000 an nually. For many years Mr. Pomeroy re sided in Atchison, coming to that city from Boston in 1878 in the interests of the Central Branch of the Union Pacific for which he was at various times, land commissioner, purchasing agent and general manager. Later he acted as general agent and handled a large amount of col for the Union Pa cific. He became interested in a num ber of banking ventures in Atchison and Frankfort. About 15 years ago he moved to Colorado Springs. Mr. Pomeroy was 70 years of age and was born in Cincinnati and later moved to Boston. He traveled widely and made a number of Journeys abroad. He inherited a large amount of money from his father who was as sociated with Jay Gould In his rail road enterprises. WVmher Indications. Chicago, June 19. Forecast- for Kan sas: Increasing cloudiness with show ers in west portion tonight or Thurs day. , D. A. R. TO BURLINGAME Dedicate Memorial to. .Mrs. Thompson. Fannie The ladies of the first chapter of the D. A. R. of Topeka left this morning at 10:30. Santa Fe, for Burlingame. for the purpose of placing in position me nrst marker or tne Santa Fe trail. This stone, which is a large red gran ite boulder, is also erected in memory or tne late Mrs. Fannie W. Thompson. regent, who first suggested the mark ing of the trail. The stone will be placed at the intersection of Topeka avenue and Santa Fe street, just across irom the new hotel. The party will return at 7:55 this evening. The marking of this trail has been the plan of the D. A. R. for a number of years. The State Historical society nas been interested since it was nrst suggested by Mrs. Fannie W. Thomp son, it is a matter of importance that these historical- places be marked, in order that localities In-which events of national Importance have taken place, may be marked for the benefit cf future generations. The members of the D. A. R. have taken especial in terest in this matter and are. the prime movers of the plan. those who made up the party this morning are as follows: Mrs. W. E. Stanley, Mrs. H. I. Cook. Mrs. A. D. McGiffert, Mrs. C. G. Blakely, Miss Mary Barkley. Mrs. T. J. Hankla. Mrs. A. H. Horton. Mrs. J. M. Mead, Miss Mary Mead, Mrs. Esther Young. Mrs. A. C. Klingaman. Mrs. M. M. Miller,! Mrs. James Moore. - Mrs. A. K. Rodg- ers. Mrs. Fred Slater. Mrs. Robert Stone, Mrs. Fanny Sutherland, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. P. I. Murphy, Mrs. J. M. Brunt, Mrs. Lucy Kingman and Mrs. J. D. McFarland. There will be as guests of the D. A. R. the follow ing: Mr. and Mrs. George Martin. Dr. and Mrs. A. H.' Thompson, Mrs. C. O Knowles, Mrs. J.' E. Lord, Mrs. Jane Thompson. Mrs. Noble Prentis. Mrs. Abram Hammett and Mrs. H. C. Lin- scott of Holton. KING AND QUEEN THERE. Rode Over to the Ascot Ilaces in Motor Car. Ascot, England, June 1. King Edward and Queen Alexandra, again attended the race meeting here today, riding from Windor in a motor car. The weather was fine. - The result of the race for the Royal Hunt cup was a surprise. This is for a piece of plate va'ued at 300 sov ereigns with 1.E00 in specie added to the sweepstakes cf 20 sovereigns each, for three-year-olds and upwards, seven furlongs and' 1 66 yards. The Duke of Devonshire's Hill Sprite had been expected to win. but instead M. B. Purefoy's Lally, ridden by Hewitt, the Australian Jockey, came in first, three lengths separating the second and third horses, Andover and Malua. There "Were 20 starters. Lally took the lead before the race was half run and won easily. The bet ting was 100 to 6 agalast Lally, 6 to 1 against Andover, and 21 to 1 against Malua. In the race -for the visitors' handicap of 800 -sovereigns for three-vear-olds and upwards a mile and a half, Eanana was first, Marlow sec ond and Beckhampton's Pride third. Ten horses started. No trace has been found of the gold cup stolen yesterday while on exhibi tion here. A lady who was present re numbers seeing a man with a long overcoat who had been hovering near the place where the prizes were dis played, suddenly dash out of the back of the grand stand. Jump into a motor car and drive rapidly away. GRADUATES 560. University of Pennsylvania Holds Its 151st Commencement. Philadelphia. June 19. The Univer sity of Pennsylvania held its 151st graduation exercises today. Degrees were given to 560 students and honor ary degrees were conferred upon the orator of commencement day. Gover nor John A. Johnson of Minnesota, and a half dozen others. Including the de gree of master of science conferred upon Htdeyo Noguchi of Japan. Governor Johnson took for his sub ject "The University Days Oppor tunity." He said in part: "Recently there has been promul gated the doctrine of greater central ized power in the federal government for the curbing of some of the evils which threaten the public interest. Under our system of government the states aer sovereign within their do mains in regard to all domestic affairs of the commonwealth and any depar ture from this theory would be to my mind dangerous; dangerous as though the state were to encroach on the con stitutional privilege of the national government. To so harmonize nation al and state legislation that the former shall include everything national and interstate and the latter cover all con ditions which begin and end within the state, is one of the nicest problems of futura Americans." NOBODY IS BLAMED. Finding of Naval Board Investigating Launch Disaster. Washington, June 19. Admiral Emory, commanding the north divi sion of the Atlantic fleet, arrived from Hampton Roads today with the report of the naval board investigations which has been looking into the loss of the launch of the battleship Minnesota, the night of June 10. The board found that the launch had fouled a steel hawser with which the big tug Crisfield was towing a barge carrying loaded freight cars from Cape Charles to Norfolk. No criminality is attached to the of ficers of the Crisfield, who were in ignorance of the disaster. " An Ideal Day. The day is an ideal one from all standpoints of view the rain of last night having freshened the lawns , as well as vegetation of all kinds and re duced the temperature to a point where there Is no complaint to be found. The government forecast Indicates increas ed cloudiness in the western portion of the Elate tonight and tomorrow with the probabilities of numerous showers. The following are the temperatures for the day: 7 o'clock 67 8 o'clock 69 11 o'clock .75 12 o'clock..; 76 1 o'clock 77 2 o'clock ..77 9 o'clock... 72 10 o'clock..... ..75 STATE GETS RAIN From Every Section Come Good Eeporis. The Fall of Last .General. Night Was HEAT YIN SOME PLACES At Holton Amounted to Two and Half Inches. In Topeka It Was Not Quite an Inch. A gentle rain began falling in Tope ka about 5 o'clock yesterday and threatened to break up one of the most interesting ball games of the season, but was stayed by the hand of Provi dence until the game was concluded and a gentle rain fell during the re mainder of the night, showing a pre- Ex-Senator Lucien Baker. Who Is D clpitation mark of .68 of an inch this morning. There was a heavy wind at one time during the night. The moisture will do an immense amount of good to growing crops of all kinds as it was scattered thioughout the night and was absorbed as it fell. The conditions reported to the govern ment weather station in Topeka for the 24 hours preceding yesterday's forecast indicated numerous local showers throughout the state but the conditions seem to have changed slightly so that the state has been favored with a gen eral rain with the precipitation vary ing, from a half to an inch and a quarter. Generally speaking last night's rain was a continuation of showers which have been falling throughout the state for the preceding 24 and in some cases 48 hours. The west end or the state where the sugar beet and alfalfa crops are the mainstay a good rain has been falling at Intervals for the past 48 hours and practically assures a bumper crop in that locality. Reports from nearly every section of the state indicate that there is scarce ly a dry spot to be found as far as nat uial moisture is concerned and also give glowing conditions as far as late crops are concerned. Garden City, June 19. This section of the state has received a thorough soaking during the past 48 hours dur ing which rain has fallen almost con tinually. The beet and altaifa crops are in excellent condition and the water which is in the ditches is being turned into storage reservoirs for fu ture use as the rains of the past two I days have afforded all the moisture needed at tnis time. Jetmore, lune 19. A "steady rain has been falling for the past 36 hours and has materially changed the out look for crops in this section of the state. The wheat crop is made and harvesting will commence within the next ten days and the rains of the past two days insure a bumper forage crop. During the storm Monday light ning struck the home of Joseph Mc Kibben, seven miles west of here, stunning the inmates though not seri ously injuring them. Holton. June 19. Two and one-half inches of rain fell in an "hour in this city yesterday. The rain was general over this county and will be of great benefit. Lakln, June 19. This section of the state has received a thorough soaking during the past 48 hours and the pros pects for a bumper forage crop never were better while sugar beets are In excellent shape. Great Bend. June 19. A good rain which visited this part of the state yes terday will do an immense amount of good, especially to late crops of forage which are in the prime of condition though getting Just a little dry. Lawrence, June 19. The precipitation yesterday afternoon and. last night amounted to a little more than one fourth of an inch In this locality. Anthony, June 19. Another general rain visited this section of the state yesterday and the indications are that flood relief may be asked for, if the deluges continue with the regularity which has prevailed during the past sixty days. Dresden, June 19. The weather In this part of the state is clear and no precipitation has been recorded during the past 24 hours, though the Indications are that rain is falling to the south of this county. (Continued on Page Eight) TAFT WOULDN'T SAY. Secretary Refuses to Discuss Being a Candidate." 'His Not Leavenworth,' Kan., June 19. When William H. Taft, secretary of war, ar rived here this morning, hi? attention was called by an Associated Press cor respondent to a story printed in the Kansas City papers quoting the Wash ington Times to the effect that the secretary mav rottr from the nresiden tial race, it being intimated that he is not physically eauiPDed for a long pres idential campaign and citing his illness at St. raul as giving color to tne ru mor. The story bore this caption "Taft not to run?" Secretary Taft declined absolutely to discuss the matter and dismissed it by saying, laughingly: "You just let that question mark stand." Th secretary looked to be in perfect neaitn ana sa:d that he never leu Dener in his life. LUCIEN BAKER DYING. Life of the Ex-Senator Can Hardly Be Prolonged Through the Day. Leavenworth, Kan., June 19. Ex United States Senator Lucien Baker is ying at His Home in Leavenworth. dying at his home here. The physi cians at 10 o'clock this morning stated that death was likely to occur at any time and life could hardly be pro longed beyond a few hours. Senator Baker has been in an en ftfhled condition for some time, the result of a bullet wound received in 1 eavenworth in 1881, in the famous Thurston-Anthony feud., At that time Editor Thurston met and attacked Colonel D. R. Anthony, editor of the Times, lately deceased, opening fire upon the latter. The bullet went wild and struck Baker, -who was a block distant, in the breast, producing a v.-ound from which he suffered con stantly. Mr. Baker was succeeded as senator by Joseph R. Burtoji, who re signed from that position after being convicted in the federal court at St. Louis. RECEIVERSHIP STANDS. Judge Amidon Instructs the Jury to Find Against Tucker. Leavenworth, Kan., June 19. The Jury in the case of the Uncle Sam Oil company, in which H. H. Tucker, Jr., sought to have the receiver appointed by the federal court removed, returned a verdict today finding against Tucker. The receivership therefore stands. The verdict was written out by Judge Ami den in the United States district court and it was agreed to by the Jury upon the court's Instructions. The opposition had prayed for an in structed verdict. The court held in the discussion that apparently the petitioning creditors had no valid claims against the company, and that their petition was worthless, but the petitions of the intervening creditors prevented the case being thrown out of court. When the receiver was appointed the company had over ten thousand stockholders distributed all over the country and supposed assets of close to one million dollars. J. C. Morse, the receiver, the last witness, testified yesterday that the by-products of the company now on hand which Tucker had held to be a valuable asset, are not worth nearly so much as the former manager estimated. AFRAID OF THE BANKS. Fort Scott Man Buried $0,300 in Gold on His Farm. Fort Scoti, Kan.. June 19. Sixty three hundred dollars in .gold was dug from a hiding place In a corn field on the Peter Zingrich farm, adjoining this city on the north. Tuesday afternoon. The money belongs to the estate of Fred Zingrich, nephew of the farmer, who was a boilermaker in the Missouri Pacific shops here. Fred Zingrich was killed last week while repairing a boiler. He was scalded to death. Young Fred Zingrich came here from Switzerland and learned his trade here. He was very frugal and at his death he owned a farm and was supposed to have some hidden treas ure. Monday night Paul Neubauer, administrator of bis estate, and Chris tian Hahn, a business man, went out to the uncle's farm and began digging where It was supposed the young man had buried his savings. The money was all In gold and was In tin cans. Zingrich , left -a will bequeathing most of his estate to his parents and brothers and sister in Switzerland, leaving small bequests to his uncle and other relatives hero. LEADERARRESTED French Government Troops Capture Mayor of Narbonne. Hurry Him Off on a Special Train to Montpellier. ALBERT GETS AWAY. Flight Is Facilitated by Fol lowers Burning a Bridge. Later He Is Found and Taken Into Custody. Paris, June 19. M. Ferroul, the striking mayor of Narbonne and. next to Marcelin Albert, the most promi nent figure in the wine growers' re volt In the south of France, was ar rested at his residence at Narbonne at 5:20 this morning and hurried away to Montpellier. Before daybreak all roads leading to M. Ferroul's house were held by cuirassiers in strong force. His body guard of wine growers, among whom were many women, which had been nightly watching over the safety of their leader, was on duty as usual, but when the wine growers found them selves surrounded by the armed forces of the government they did not attempt any resistance. When M. Ferroul appeared In custody of a police commissary, the crowd mo mentarily threatened a rescue, but the mayor begged that there be no conflict with the troops and he was placed in a carriage and, escorted by 150 cuirassiers, taken to the railway station at Narbonne, where a special train was awaiting and started imme diately for Montpellier. Intense excitement prevails at Nar. bonne, but the people thus far have been overawed by the military display. At Argllyiers, the state and police authorities, escorted by an imposing military force raided the headquarters of the central wine growers organiza tion at daybreak with warrants for the arrest of Marcelin Albert and the mem bers of the central committee, but they found that the leader of the movement and several of his lieutenants had al ready fled. Only three committee men were captured. They were sent to Mantpelller. Strong forces of troops are scouring the country, hunting down the fugitives. Their escape was facilitated by the fact that the people burned the bridge at the entrace of the Argllyiers last even ing, making a long detour necessary and delaying the arrival of the government's representatives. Martial law Is In full force In the vineyards of the south and the govern ment is hopeful that the display of strength which it is making will soon crush the incipient rebellion. Premier Clemer.ceau remained; at th ministry of the interior all last night personally directing the procedure of his representatives on the spot. The telephone lines southward have all been seized for the exclusive use of the ministry of the interior and they were kept busy all night. The arrest and removal of M. Ferrou! from the immediate scene of his activi ty is regarded as important, as it is thought it will disintegrate the strike of the mayors, for which he was held responsible. But for the rebellion of the municipalities the government be lieves the movement would have ended as it began In meetings of protest, as Albert did not contemplate civic an archy when he started his crusade. Later in the day Marcelin Albert, the leader of the wine growers movement, was arrested and brought here in cus tody. TAFT IN KANSAS. Secretary of War Spends the Day With, Leavenworth Officers. Leavenworth, Kan., June 19. Wil liam H. Taft, secretary of war, arrived at Fort Leavenworth early this morn ing from the north and will spend the greater part of the day at the fort, de parting late in the afternoon for Ot tawa, Kan., where tomorrow he will deliver an address at the State Chau tauqua assembly. Secretary Taft was met at the sta tion here by General Hall, com mandant of the post, and escorted to the latter's residence, where break fast was served. The programme of the day includes a general inspection of the military service, school buildings and the bar racks and other buildings of the post and a dress review of all the troops now assembled here. Gathered here to meet the secretary are United Senators Charles Curtis and Chester I. Long, W. Y. Morgan, James M. Simpson, W. H. Mackey, H. J. Bone, Congressman D. R. Anthony, Case Broderick of Holton, Ewing Her bert of Hiawatha, and many others BRYANAT OTTAWA. Will Address the Chantanqna Assem bly This Afternoon. Ottawa. Kan.. June 19. William 3. Bryan arrived here this forenoon from Oklahoma City and will address the state Chautauqua assembly this after- Mr." Brvan will be Introduced by Co!. W. A. Harris, defeated candidate for governor last year. Many leading Democrats from over Kansas are present. In honor of Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan's topic will be "The Av age Man." LEFT THE SWITCH OPEN. A Rock Island Passenger Strikes a Bunch of Section Men, Killing Two. Belleville, Kan.. June 19. While a gang of section men was loading ma terial on a siding here to take to a wreck near Esbon, a fast passenger train on the Rock Island ran into them .instantly kiljlng two men, Shel don and Cooper, and Injuring five oth ers, of whom two may die. Someon left the switch open.