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men (1 . axat'tly on time Is to quit work. W1 EAI'HiR FORECAST for Kansas: Fair and continued cool, with a light frost tonight; Tuesday fair and warmer. ho:- v edition TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING; MAY 15, 1916 -TEN PAGES THIS EDITION 2 CENTS Che.it Justice After Jury Finds Him Guilty. Confesses to Assault and Mur der of Woman. 9BTHI?XSHOTSS TOO GOOD Suspend Him on Tree Limb and Bu:Id Fire Beneath. 15,000 Witness Kerenge in Weeo, Tex., Public Square. Waco, Texas, May 15. With 15,000 persons at witnesses, in cluding . women and children, Jesse Washington, negro youth, who confessed to the criminal attacking and murder of Mrs. Lucy Fryar, seven miles south of here, last Monday, was taken from the fifth district court room today and burned on the public square. The burning came immediately aft er the negro's trial had ended ant? aft er the jury had returned a verdict of jruilty, fcivins him the death penalty. Some one nut far from the negro started the cry of "Get the negro." It was taken up by all of those from that part of the country where Mrs. Fryar was killed, and Washington was then seized and removed from the court room. H'Uiin Too Good. The crowd at first seemed willing to hanpr the nrgry from the suspen sion britipe, but a suggestion that he be burned on the plaza met with in stant response, and he was dragged to the city hall yard, where the chain already around his neck was thrown over the limb of a tree, wood hastily secured and the fire started. When the flames had suosided somewhat, uuite a number in tie crowd cut off the negro's fire blistered fingers and other parts of his body. Couldn't Stop Rush. After the verdict had been re turned, the negro said in a half audible whimper. "I'm sorry I done it." No demonstration was made, until oft1!- the jury's verdict had been re ccivt?d and preparations were being made to remove the prisoner to the jail. The rush came with such sud denness that officers, lawyers and newspaper men were swept off their feet, and the negro secured before any could stop the proceedings. While the crowd that took Wash ington from the courtroom is said to have been composed of people from the country, they were joined by many citizens of Waco, and in some in stiipcs, it is said, people left their places of business to view the burning of the ppgro, whose body was burned to a criso. lrr$rrcd Body ni Street. Aft?r the fire had burned itself out, the remains were viewed by the coro ner whose verdict has not yet been announced. About 1 o'clock some members of the mob returned to the scene of the burning, put the charred body in a sack, and with a man on horseback, dryged the body through the prin cipal streets. The horseman headed i nthe direction of Robinson, where Mrs. Fryar was murdered, and it is thought to be the intention to carry the body back to the scene of the crime. If! D U-BOAT fx Sussex Destroyer's Captain Se verely Dealt With. Germany Incensed Over His Fictitious Report. The TTrr-rnc. May 15.- Severe pun ishment wis ineeted out to the com mander of the 'Jerman submarine which attacked the Sussex, it is gen erally believed in well informed cir cles in Terlin, though no official re port of the" nature of the punishment has been made public. This belief is based largely on the Indignation lelt in Berlin and through out Ciermany over the U-boat com ma nrter's act. His report was im plicity believed until the American government presented conclusive evi dence showing that the channel pac ket was torpedoed. In view of the evidence, Germans feel that they were put in a rather humiliating position. It is not misstating- the case to say that the submarine commander's de ception caused as much indignation in Berlin a3 it did in "Washington. BIRTH CONTROL ON POULTRY IN TEXAS CAMPAIGN Sherman, Tex., May 15 Birth con trol was forced upon Texas hens today when hundreds of farmers armed with axes and hatchets chopped the heads off all but the most eugenic roosters. The farmers have been getting so many eggs that prices have slumped; so todny they put through their Ne roesqne program of deliberate rooster murder, keeping only enough of the gentlemen . fowl to assure tutu re chicken families. -dont fire t -W MOST Zun) hjk (till you see J agree not w r-. XdSSHr ' - THE WHITES OP TO MAKE A STEAM I fJ J J KEEP UPJIRING Germans Found Away ill Va'P on Verdun Forts. In Champagne French Take Corps Prisoners. Paris, May 15. The bombardment in the region of the Avocourt wood and Hill 304, in the Verdun section still continues, - according to an official statement issued today by the French war office. In a small engagement west of Mount Tetu in the Champagne, the French captured 15 prisoners. Calm is reported on the rest of the front. Repulse Italian Attack. Berlin, May 15. By wireless to Say- ville The following is the official Austrian report of May 13: "Italian front Our trdops ' repulsed several attacks on the northern slope of Mont- scan Mlchele. The Italians suffered heavy losses. "Russian and Balkan fronts: the situation is unchanged." The statement follows: "South of the Somme near Verm nadovillers we delivered & coup de main which permitted us to clear the enemy from a first line trench. ' In Champagne, there was great ar tillery activity on both sides in the sectors of Maisons de Champagne and the Butte d'Mesnil. An invasion of a German work, west of Mount Tetu, permitted us to capture fifteen pris oners. "In Verdun region there were bom bardments in the sector of the woods of Avocourt and Hill 34." British "Come Back." Berlin, May 15. The British have been attacking the German lines near Hulluck in northern France in an ef fort to recapture the trenches recently taken by the Germans there, but all their attempts have been repulsed, according to today's statement by the war office. In the Verdun region the French failed in attacks near Dead man Hill and near the Caillette wood. The statement follows: "Western The artillery and patrols on both sides have been active in many sections. "The enemy attempted to recapture the positions taken by the Germans near Hulluch. All his attempts either broke down under the German artillery fire or was repulsed in hand to hand fighting. "French attacks in the Meuse dis trict on. the west Uope of Deadman's Hill and near the Cailette wood were easily repulsed." steamboatf6rhotel Chicago Delegation Charters Floating Homes for St. Louis Convention. Chicago. May 15. Three of the largest steamboats on the Mississinni river have been chartered by the Cook county Democratic central committee as sleeping quarters for Chicago Democrats who will go to St. Louis during the Democratic national con vention, it' was announced today by D. C. Egan, in charge of arranre ments for the convention trip. It Is said that at least 1,000 Chicagoans will go to St. Louis to present the name of Roger C. Sullivan for consid eration as a candidate for the vice presidency before the national con vention. Hotel accommodation could (not bs secured for the large delegation Mr. Egan said.' GETTING TOGETHER rOotiyrtctit: 1916: By Jofcn T- MoOotehcon.l KANSAS IS SOAKED Weather Forecast Indicates That the . Ruin Over. Hourly temperature readings fur mshed by the weather bureau: 7 o'clock .....46111 o'clock . 8 o'clock 50112 o'clock . 9 o'clock 5l 1 o'clock . 10 o'clock 52 2 o'clock . ..54 ..56 ..59 . .SO Temperatures today averaged 13 de grees below normal. The wind blew at the rate of 20 miles an hour from the northwest. At 2 o'clock the Kaw river stage was 15.8 feet. General rains along the valley of the Kaw river and streams tributary to it have sent the streams booming. This morning the river had reached a stage of 15.7 feet and a further slight rise is expected today. The river has about reached the highest point, ac cording to S. D. Flora, local weather man, and with fair weather forecast there is no reason to apprehend trou ble. The stage today is 8.4 feet higher than on Saturday. The rains were general over Kansas Saturday night and Sunday and the southwestern part (Contlnoed od Page 2.1 T. R. QUARTERS Non-Partisan League Opens Office in Chicago. G. 0. P. Appoints Chaplains for Convention Week. Chicago, May 15. Western hea quarters of the Roosevelt Non-parti san league were opened here today, with H. Bettinghaus, Chicago, In charge. William F. Stone, sergeant-at-arms of the Republican national committee, lias appointed four prominent Chi cago church men as chaplains at the national convention which opens June 7. They are:. Wednesday, June 7, the Rev. J. T. Stone, pastor Fourth Presbyterian church. Thursday, June 8, the Right Rev. F. C. Kelly, president of the Catholic Church Extension society. Friday, June 9, Bishop W. F. Mc Dowell, of the Methodist Episcopal church. Saturday, June 10, the Rev. W. O. Waters, pastor of the Grace Episcopal church. Secretary James B. Reynolds, of the Republican national committee with his assistants were to arrive in Chi cago today from Washington. TROOPS GO TO BORDER Three Special Trains From Plattsburg Pass Through Kansas City. Kansas City, May 15. Three special trains carrying 38 officers and 850 men of the Thirtieth United States In fantry passed through here today en route from Plattsburg, X. T., for San Fordyce, Texas. Forty-six cars were necessary to carry the men and their equipment. They remained in Kansas City several hours. The regiment left Plattsburg last Friday and will reach its destina tion Wednesday. Go to Supreme Court. Washington, May 15. The East man Kodak company today appealed to the supreme court from the decree of the New York federal district court which held it was imposing restraint I on interstate trade in photographic t supplies ana ordered a division of its 1 property into separate corporations of distinct ownership. GOES TOJILLARD County Deposits - $5,000 With Little Country Bank. Pay Half Per Cent More Than Offered in Topeka. Although Topeka banks admit they are unable to pay more than two per cent on the county's daily b .lances, the little bank at Willard has offered to pay the county two and one-half per cent on an " open checking ac count. The county commissioners to day authorized the county treasurer to deposit $5,000 .with the Willard bank. The money will be subject to the same fluctuation it would be in the Vis Topeka banks but the Willard bank can afford to pay one-:ialf of one per cent more than the Topeka banks. t The county now has $20,000 in each of the two banks at Rossville, $10,000 in the Silver Lake bank and has au thorized the placing of $5,000 in the Willard bank. There are still several banks in the county outside of Topeka. There is one at Richland, one at Do ver and one. at Wakarusa. They have not bid for county funds so far. THREW COIN Ail Kansan Started Sensation in Illinois Town. Arrives in Automobile; Lights Cigar With Bill. Chicago, May 13. J. N. Ryan, who says he is from St. John. Kansas, is in jail at Lemont, 111., today charged with parsing worthless checks. His arrest followed .a month's stay in the Illinois town where he posed as a banker and the owner of large tracts of land in Kansas. Ryan happened into Lemont in an automobile and lost no time in im pressing the people of that town with his supposed wealth. As he stepped from his car. he lit a cigar with a paper bill and then started to give the people around town a good time. Most of this was done with money obtained on cheeks which he cashed, it is charged. . - Saturday the checks began coming back marked "No funds," and Ry.in was arrested. On the way to the jail in his automobile he jumped from the machine and made a dash for free dom, but three shots from an officer's pistol halted him. BWEI'LL TODAY American Icane. Chicago at Boston Game postpon ed; wet grounds. American Association. . . Columbus at St. Paul Game post poned : wet 3 rounds. Toledo at Minneapolis game post poned; wet grounds and cold. THE BANKERS' "COMBINE" County Should Receive 50 More on Daily Balances - Than the Uniform Bid of All the Topeka Banks. Action Loses Much Money to County. State Journal To Be Humiliated. About the mirirt to rtt A nr-il tilnP banks and two trust companies of the city of Topeka, each and all in one as to rate uniformity .and date of ef fect and alleged reason for their- ac tion, served notice on the board of county commissioners of Shawnee county that on and after May 1st they, each and severally and any and all of them, would pay only, two per cent on daily balances. Several of these banks had already established the rate by bidding for and securing city school board money or money from the state of Kansas at the rate of three per cent or UP- wards on rillv bnlnce. inis uniiorm action on me part or each and all the banks herewith nam- ed was for the purpose of depriving the county of its just rate of interest on daily balances and for the other further purpose of humiliating the To peka State Journal before this com munity and warning the paper that hereafter it should not undertake to meddle in financial affairs. . By reason of the uniform action on the part of each and every bank in the city of Topkea, the county was appar ently at the mercy of these banks and would hereafter be obliged to fail to I served in Detroit, fhe business corn receive fifty per cent more in interest I munity, and particularly that part of vu uaiiy- uaiunces, uecause me proper rale as fixed by the banks themselves was three per cent. The rate named in the letters herewith was fixed by the banks at 2 per cent. In other words, if the county got its just dues from the banks for interest on daily deposits running through the year, the county-would receive three per cent or fifty per cent more than the two per cent offered. The State Journal had undertaken in good, faith to defend the interests of the city of Topeka and the county of Shawnee, and it still means to de fend those interests. It means to keep up this agitation until the county se cures three per cent on its daily bal ances and until the city secures the same. ' The order went forth to all the bankers to write the uniform letter, and thereby the county would fail to receive fifty per cent more than the new and uniform offer recently made by each and all of the banks; that is to say, instead of the three per cent which the bankers had themselves fixed as a fair rate, as above noted, the county would have to take the two per cent they offered, three per cent being fifty per cent more than the two per cent. At the same time the State Journal would be taught a lesson once and for all not to interfere in financial affairs affecting the city and county's welfare. The idea being to humiliate the State Journal before this community wnere tne paper has been published under the same management for over thirty years; to let this paper know that if in laboring for the welfare of Topeka and Shawnee county any pre rogatives of the bankers are touched or reduced, the State Journal must ! l"ese "fiows; oe sam. iney are , seI A flotilla of destrovers was pur beware; the county clerk made the j iPe Presidents of two of our biggest j 9uing tne Zeppelin, which evidently statement a few days ago in substance ""anc'a1 institutions. In 1912 they i had been aaTOaEed by a shell. as follows- I were great Taft men, personal friends -. "Now that the State Journal has ! as well as political supporters. . Until IM 1 1 ft fl !ft fiYeT T interfered in this matter, the county a few weeks ago they were bitter RE . jj II V hHSiI"I instead of receiving three per cent on I agV"st... RooscveJt for what they1 , Qf f fJj ! county funds which the paper under- I called his party treachery. But they, took to promote, the countv must now ! have 3u3t been assuring me that he ! - accept two per cent, or less than it i wo.ula be nominated and that in ex got before " j istmg conditions they considered him Here is the list of the banks and i the mst fit man for Presidency." trr.st companies who have combined I . In tn newspapers of these western for the above two purposes as set i clties tna.t 1 have been visiting there forth- The "Combine." The Central National bank, E. E. Ames, vice president. The Centra! Trust company, J. R. Burrow, president. The Farmers' National bank, H. G. West, cashier. The Bank of Topeka. S. E. Cobb, vice president. The PrudentiaJ Trust Scott Hopkins, presvlent. company, The Merchants National bank. F. ivi. soneoraKe. cashier. The State Savings bank, Wm. Mac- , "- a-'"ry,P'V'JePa to nominate states can no longer countenance seiz ferran, president. i Contlnucil on Page 2.) j ure and detention of mails to and from The Topeka State bank. C. W. Snv-!B r p m 4 iaiiv! the United States, particularly those der. president. t?l P' VS "Is I TV T I Si M i concerning neutrals. The German American State bank, i fi B fA I RsBE I is'. r!'?R I 'i Tne reply recently received from Roy L. Bone, vice president. j""' BtaifaEsa djti'll I I Great Britain to. the last American The Shawnee State bank. F. P. El- - ! note protesting against interference more, cashier. Citizens State bank, E. S. Gresser, shier. - cas AO oank is misintr. I The Klr-vcn "Alike" Ix-ttors. ; Here are copies of the eleven letters ! written last month to the board of county commissioners. The reader may draw his own con clusions. The Central National Bank. Topckn. K:in.. April 1. l!lrt. In? Hoard of Couuty Oomuiissiouers, To- nan. Irer t-em. except thofte which e havevcou ira-reu i a inpher rate. We will therefore Uepriu on thnt date to rniupnte liilerert on d.iily bahinces of the Cnuuty Treasurer at that rate. Trust! uir that you will see the justice of our iwtsi- the money market ami the low rates of It- 1 company near here. Among the dead ! terest preTt-ntiug. we will, on May 1st. IMIti, ;-r- iHfu-Pd to ho th nin.printpnriont : reduce the rate of interest paid oh all imbli--! Ve - 1 auperintenuent . 1 umiievH n ifMMrir m. ti.i. .- : and his assistant. non. nn that we may have your approval ; utactured. Dynamite and other ex of thia action, we rem i in. Yours very truly, j plosives, used for commercial nur fc. K. AM10S. ice President. j poses, are manufactured at the plant. Toiwka. Kau.. April 14. l!Ho. The County '.miuitssiouers. Shawnee Coun ty. rtekii, Kn. : Gentlemen : Owing to the present condi tion of the money market and our inabil ity to linndle our funds profitable, we are com Hnl to reduce the rate of interest on " AVVlLA"eV?Ilts.t? ou d" balances ou and after May 1st. We repret to take this action but are i compelled to no so in justice to ourselre: anil sound banking principles. . Your? verv trulv. J. U. BURROW. President. The Bank c.f Topeka. Toieka. Kan April 14. liPi. O. K. SwvTR?. County Clerk. Tiek.i. K-m. IHir Air, Suayw? : u ct-tiut of tli- finiiiK-i.-il -fiHlifioiis nw lu the Luiteii Cununued iium page Two. SENTIMENT HAS SPRUNG UP '-IN FEW MONTHS Public Opinion Swings Rapidly to Colonel Roosevelt. Majority of Minnesota Repub licans Are for Him. INSTRUCTED. FOR CUMINS Many Experience Change of : Heart in Few Weeks. Result of Calm Consideration of Existing Conditions. BY WILLIS J. ABBOT. . Minneapolis, Minn., May 15. Nomi- nally, Minnesota has 24 delegates in- structed for Cummins. Practically, j the delegation is not for Cummins at ! ...,.! I all. The instructions are not held j , , - .. , binding by the delegates, nor, for that f matter, judging from conversations I : have heard, by the average citizen with political interests. The areat majority of the delegates are for Roosevelt, four or five are said to be for Hughes. A well informed observer of politics said that not more than two or three would oe for Cum mins to the end. In this city 1 find Roosevelt senti ment strong and continually growing. It parallels the condition which I ob- j n- wini-ii naa iiimuwoi cidnvi..-, ...... the east, is mostly for him. I am told that this situation is one of recent growth. Four months ago there was little Roosevelt sentiment. Among the old line Republicans the resentment of 112 still burns brightly. The Pro- gressives were asieep. wniie iney iian but a gubernatorial ticket in the field in 1914, they had polled a beggarly vote only 3,553 in a total vote of! nearly 350,000. The Socialist candidate polled five times as many. In the primaries of this year the Progressives, as a party, took no part, though as individuals they succeeded in putting many Roosevelt men on a nominally Cum mins delegation, but up to the begin ning of last month Roosevelt senti ment if not negligible, was almost in audible. , . Changed In Few Weeks. . About that time the owner of one of the most influential Republican newspapers of the northwest,, on leav ing his office for a somewhat pro tracted stay, said to his managing ed itor: "Be careful not to get the pa per into too hostile. a position toward Wilson. If the party is idiotic nough to allow itself to be bulldozed into nominating Roosevelt, we may. have to support the Democrats. . . . . . . . , . . , hi. ii.,7tn; "i h 1 of the sist Persons aboard are known said to his lieutenant, I see you have ; t h perished and their bodies have been criticising Wilson pretty sharply ; been recovered. The fate of -he re on his Mexican and European policies, j mainin two i3 unknown, but it was It's all right; I think we are going to ; feared thev also were lost. nominate Roosevelt. He is the one, ! man to correct the situation Wilson ) has created. C- course, we'll support "im. The other day a gentleman left two others and came to join me. "See i appear almost dally dispatches f rom ; Washington to the effect that both : "'" nave ueeu . i eliminated. The people here dismiss ; J- r , "s com-, ment that Washington is a notoriously ; il u "l lne temper oi tne coun - iry. congressman Oeorge K Smith, ; who represents this district, gravely ! informed the editor of : local paper ' the other day that "Jim" Mann had I ,that Rooseve.t, Hughes and Root ' "j?,1;!1""1 each othfcr off like the cats ; of Kilkenney and that the convention I , . i Dupont Powder Plant Is De- i ... stroyed by Explosion. ' Five Build'BffS Of IN'llHlino j 1 Plant Razed. Gibbstown. Nj J., May 15. Eight mn nr r.tinrtrl L- HI1 nnrl u H injured in an explosion today at the Five buildings were demolished by the explosion which was felt a dis- tance of manv mile . J , earned the bias ! ,e 'darned tne ma les. So far as can tit occurred in a i ""tiding where nitrate was beins nian- LAND MM. MARINES , , : Reinforce American Command to Sup - ' m-e-s santo Duniinso Revolt. i more AmSn marine aT s7nr- mingo City to deal with the revolu - 1 .ir. h i i ri. mmistor r,f i war. against former President Jimine' jtras reported today to the navy de-; uartment by Rear -Admiral Capert'HiJ i commanding the American force o J hostilities hare been reported. OBREGON GAVE WORD TO HELP CATCHBANDITS Scott Says War Minister Prom ised Co-operation. ; Delivers Report Today to War and Staie Departments. FGU3D INTERVENTION POPULAR El Paso Believes Housecleaning by II. S. Seeded. -Carranza Offers Help as Long j as Troops Are Lojcl. I Washington, May 15. Information. ; helpful to the administration guiding its future course toward Mexico, was presented todi'.y to Secretary of War Baker and Secretary of State Lan-ing by Chief of Staff Scott. He informed them that, while Gen- eral Obregon at El Paso had refused ) to put down Mexico . cooperation I terms in black and white, 'he offered J assistance that will be helpful, iro-1 viding there were no outbreaks among f detached Carranzita garrisons. j .His report tended to confirm the optimism of the past few days, though he included in it the opinion of many EI Pasoans that a general house cleaning by the. United States within Mexico will b2 ncccary ultimately. The war department today had a report from Oeneral Pershing saying the new concentration of troops or dered by General Funston after the El Paso conference, was being conducted j satisfactorily. This was interpreted as meaning the supply lines already are being shortened. FRENCH ZEP FALLS Probably All Six Men of Dirig ible Crew Are Lost. Four Bodies Found on Floating Wreckage in Sea. Parl9,' 'May IS. The dirigible bal loon which is reported from Toulon to have fallen into the sea off the Sar dinian coast belonged to the French navy. An official statement issued to day said that the balloon caught fire i from an. unexplained cause wniie fly I ui.r over the Mediterranean last Fri i day. The remains of the envelope have r uccn i been towed ashore at Toulon. Four roiwrbnn Alav 15 A Zt-nne!in j ajrsmip. badly' damaged, passed over ! the isiand of Fedge early Friday, set- 1 , 1 ,r clnivlv tnwnnj tViA wt- nnri ,1 ' u , apPearing in a bank of fog. according i . ,u .i,i0- rijni.h f,.hinr - "Very Vigorous" This Time to Notify Great Britain. i j Again Demand' British War ships Let Mail Alone. . Washington. May 15. The Ameri- pan irmirnmpiit . nrpnarlnir a nrotewt ' characterized by officials as "Very ! vigorous" agai. st the Interference J with mails to and from the United ! states bv Great Britain. A note to be ; sent forward in the near future, will v. v. .. . ,hA t-4,.i with American mails is considered un i satisfactory. .Protests have been made ! to the govcrment by many imlividualf and firms who heve been iniured by ! the frequent long delays to which mails between Europe and the United States have beep subjected, .. The subjevt is under detail study at the state, department and President Wilson has decided to .make repre sentation to Great Britain a quickly as a note can he completed. The Briti;?h will lie informed that the 1 ,.nite1d stuteB considers it imperative iiiai t i rrrrr-iiv 1UU17 HIUUI11CU, Patch X p Oreece Hucture. London. May 15. The foreign office announced today that the outstund.ng dfitcrcncca between Kircrce and the entente powers had been settled r.micaby with the result that there would be no violation of neutrality of Greece. . HZhVV ?Jnwt !?? fn i Xortiiwcsd Part of S'.ate and Ncigli ; boring Stale Having Winter. ) ; , Ellsworth. Neb., Mav 15. A hcaxy I snow fell here and throughout north- I western Nebraska durine the niht. J Similar weather condition- in portions Wyoming and -South Dakota ! f""""? c,anV: .a? Vl""5 as ,ne I lie mois- ,ure badly needed Two Feel of smiw in South lakta. Deadw-ood. S. L.. May 15. Snow is rirly iwo fet deep u a result of a T two-day enow Etorm which ended to J day. SIR ROGER 'CASEMENT-'' REB PLOT WEALED Irishman on Preliminary Trial for Treason. Tried to Enlist Irish Prisoner! in Germany. A C0-G0N3PM0R U COURT Bailey Turns State's ETidence on Royal Leader. Tells Inside Workings of Case ment's Rebel Plot. London, May 15. Sir Roger Case ment, who only a few year3 ago achieve'd international fame for the services he rendered his government in the exposure of the Putumayo rub ber atrocities, today faced the bar in .in ordinary police court for a prelim inary examination to determine whether he should be held for trial on the charge of high treason against the same government in connection with the rebellion. in Ireland. Beside Casement stood Daniel Julian Bailey, who faced a similar charge. Not in many years has so much popular interest been manifested in a case before the courts. This is duo not only to the prominence of Case ment and to speculation as to his ulti mate fate but also becaur.e it has been expected evidence would be produced which would lay bare a widespread plot resulting in the revolt. Jjong be fore the hour set for the hearing crowds began to gather outside the Bow street court. Casement's Relatives There. There was an unexpected number of applications for seats in the littlj courtroom, but admission was restrict ed to about 100 persons, including rep resentatives of the press. Among th earliest arrivals in the couit was Sir Horace Plunkett of the department of agriculture in Ireland. He t-iok'a seut near the magistrate! It was under stood Sir Horace was merely a spectator.- A number of relatives and friends of Casement, including feven handsomely gowned women. ajrt reached court at an earlier hour and were provided with seats well to the front. - The stage was all set when the prin cipal was led into the court. Sir John Dickinson, who pretided, the lawyers and the witnesses all having taken neir places hefoie Casement arrived and entered the dock. There was a hush of expectancy as he entered the room and every face was turned in his direction. Far from appearing deeply disturbed at his position. Sir Roger maintained much of his characteristic complaiance. He smiled and nodded as he saw friends in the courtroom. Associate on Trial Also. With Sir Roger was Daniel Bailey, an Irish soldier captuird by the tier.' mans early in the wcr. He went from Germany to Ireland in the submarine with Sir Roger and was taken pris oner at Trnlee. As the examination proceeded Sir Roger showed in his movement soma slight indication of the nervous strain under which he was laboring. H ! paid strict attention, to the proceed ings, however, and occasionally took notes which he handed to his counsel Spwtutors Sun-el. Iondon, May 15. Sir Itoger Case ment, the supposed head and prim instigator or ine Binn rein rencnion in Ireland, was arraigned today charged with high treason. The few spectators who were per mitted to enter the famous old i;ow street police court were considerably surprised when a second prisoner waa placed beside Casement in the dock. This man was Daniel Julian Bailey, a private soloier. Bailey was arrested near Trnlee, Ire., on April 21. He was jointly charged with Casement vwlth high treason but his. exact connection with the Sinn Feiners has not so far been made public. , In the formal charge Casement 1 f'CEcribed as of no occupation and no fixed abode. The police court hear ' ' r Is merely a preliminary to the real tConflmicH on i'aea 2.1 rT WILSOil BACK TO WG.l iro.Mfcnt and Wife Return I Ym Weekend Cruise Karly Today. Wafdiingrtont May l.V- President and Mrs. Wilson returned early today from their weekend cruife aboard the naval yacht Mayflower. The home ward trip was without special incident. Immediately upon his return, to the ; White Houe the president read sev i eral dispatches on Mexico received since his departure Friday which Gen ; oral Bliss, acting: chief of staff. ' thought were not inportant enough to , aend him by wireless. He had en i Kagements with, a larpe number of J senators and representatives to discus : Irslslative matters, and iaw'CJuvernor t Dunne of Illinois. "BOYS IN GRAY" MEET AT 26TH i ANNUAL REUNION ' Birmingham. Ala., May IS. ThiB e:ty is thronged with confederate vet eran and visitors here to participate i in the twenty-sixth annual confed- ! eate reunion which begins tomorrow. ; The vanguard of the old soldiers and : visitors nesan to arrive yesceraay una j tram, today brought thousands ( others.