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Mutiny of Sappers Suppressed
With Difficulty.
Iiev the Scene of the Last Revolutionary
Dity in the Hands of the Military,
Put OrHpr Has "Bppti
Restored. t
ST PKTERSBl'RG, June 1{>.-Details of
the mutiny of sappers at Kiev shows that
it was suppressed only after a bloody en(?a
(re merit at midnight June 17, between the
mutineers and loyal troops, in which about
seventy men were killed or wounded.
Kiev is one of the cities where revolutionary
ideas have made the greatest. in
roads upon the army, and the revolutionary
military organization is very powerful.
Counting among its members dozens of officers.
The mutiny was planned to coincide
with a general political strike, as a
reply to the dissolution of parliament, involving
the railroads, telegraphs and malls.
In several of the southern provinces arrangements
for the strike had been making
for months under the leadership of an
experienced organizer. JI LoskotJ, who was
a member of the first parliament. The decision
of the revolutionary staff at St.
Petersburg to refrain from demonstrations
was disobeyed hy the hotheaded sappers.
At midnight of June 17 a crowd of 500
left their beds, disarmed the sentries, hurriedly
dress, il, obtained possession of their
rifles, broke into armory, secured some
loaded cartridges and then marching to
the camp Miuart fired a volley In the air.
The officer on duty, Capt. Akuloff, ran out
nnd addressed the mutineers, advising lhem
to disperse. lie then called out another
battalion, drew the men up and led a
charge on the mutineers, ordering them to
surrender. 1'pon their refusal to do so,
Capt. Akuioff ordered the troops to fire,
and fell dead himself at the first volley.
Some Fierce Fighting.
The fighting continued for several minutes.
Half a dozen soldiers were killed
and about sixty were wounded. Finally
the mutineers, who h:id no ofilters. 110
UntVrs ?nrt nn 1 l:tn<j wavprnd :inil
Two hundred anil fifty were captured, but
lf*S eluded pursuit and hid in the city.
The mutiny at Kiev was arranged by
8hefchenko, a revolutionist of good family,
who entered the army as a volunteer
for the purpose of undermining discipline,
and won over many of his comrades, but
when he raised the standard of revolt they
were frightened and the little band of ringleaders
was overpowered.
Three bombs were found in Shefchenko's
tent. All the mutineers will be tried by
The" workmen employed in a big factory
at Kiev struck after the mutiny, but they
have not yet Ui-n joined by the employes
of < ther factories.
May Arrest Leaders.
ft?*n Sukhoinlinoff. commander of Kiev,
Is taking the most energetic measures to arrest
the h-u.lcrs of the movement. Hundreds
of m is - . av? been searched and
ninety-three citizens have been arrested,
among th* rn being offiriaL* of the railways
and telegraph s? rvice and the editors of a
Numerous ^other arrests were made in
Kiev and a number of humus were found,
but order is now restored The city is in
the hands of the military.
The Nuvoe V re my a in an editorial artic le this
morniiiK < :?. the mutiny of Kiev attributes
the sedition in the army first to the corruption
of the soldiers in the Japanese prisons.
second to t:presence of the Jews in the
army and third to th< leniency hitherto
shown by 11.? military authorities. The paper
<-l;tim?. !iow?*vi i. that the propaganda
has made but slight jirogress.
Trouble Among Troops.
Trouble also has broken out among the
troops of the "'d Infantry division stationed
at Kaluga. <?en. Orloff. who suppressed
the Insurrection In the Baltic provinces, left
St Petersburg hurriedly last night to take
( barge of tlx garrli m at Kalusa. No Information
is available as to the nature of
the troubles, a strict censorship on all in<<
ming n d spat hes having been instituted
sine*- the dissolution of parliament.
The diisp.' tche> of the As> ?< !ated Press from
Kiev, detailing the mutiny there, were
turned over t?? the cens* r and held up for
it ? r:i iweive iu iourieen nours Derore mey
* delivei rd.
Moscow Workmen Reckless.
The workmen of Moscow are becoming
restless ami the command of that city lias
brought twenty-two companies of infantry
into the plact* to overawe the men. Several
tiK leetiriKM of workmen in the Moscow
suburbs have been broken up.
Wholesale arrests and perquisitions continue
in St Petersburg.
The preparation of the registration lists
for th?* election of the numbers of the new
parliament 1 as already begun.
Iron, Steel and Tin Workers in Conference
at Pittsburg*.
PITTSBl'Iu;. June lD. The annual con
ference between the representatives of the
Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel
and Tin Workers ami the officials of the
American Sheet and Tin Plate Company
to regulate the wage scale for the coming
year is in session here. Association representatives
an pres. nt from St. I.ouis Cincinnati.
Ircliana and other parts of the
middle west.
Pr. siden' P. J. McArdle of the association
stated today that so far no trouble
has arisen over the wage question, and
harmonious relations with the manufacturing
officials were expected.
Next Important Move of Haywood's
Haywood's Connection With Steunenberg
Crime Is Questioned.
Wholesale Revolution Counseled in
Some of the Evidence Offered at
Today s Session.
BOISE, Idaho, June 19.?Secrecy is the
watchword of the men who are conducting
the prosecution of William D. Haywood,
charged with encompassing the assassination
of former Gov. Steunenberg, and mystery
surrounds every move made by counsel
retained by the "Western Federation of
Miners to defend their secretary. The case
has reached the-stage where every move on
the part of the state's attorneys is more
closely watched and reported on by a score
of detectives employed by the defense in
order that counteracting evidence may be
secured from the points in the four or five
western states where the alleged conspiracy,
culminating, according- to allegations of the
prosecutors, in half a hundred murders,
played Its pa^f
Watching the Defense.
At the same time another score of detectives
watch the defense in the hope of
uncovering some new move by which counsel
for Haywood hope to clear their client
from the charge of murder. In these last
few days, during which the state hopes to /
ii/irr/?Knr') t rlnnhf tK/i OtnM* tnlil I
V.V1 I Ul*: MV.? VilU I b UVUUI. 111V OlUl jI IUIU
by Harry Orchard, the self-confessed coconspirator
with Haywood, a tremendous
activity is apparent. Witnesses for the state
are arriving, and more are expected to ar- s.
rive today. The witnesses for the defense, h
numbering between 150 and 200, will be q
here by the end of the week. Colorado cupplies
the larger number of these, but California,
Idaho and Washington will send
others. nl
justice uoaaara a witness.
Among the state's witnesses who arrived
yesterday was Judgw Goddard. a justice of
the supreme court of Colorado, who was
iiunted by Orchard. A bomb was planted sf
at Judge Goddard's gate in Denver, which w
failed to explode and was dug up by Buike- S:
ley Wells, adjutant general of Colorado,
after Orchard made *his confession telling ni
where the bomb was planted. A woman
witness here from California who kept the
house in which Orchard had a room while a
in San Francisco is expected to testify that p
! -w-v,!]*, u/oc in rnnms she found b
evidence that he tried experiments with the 11
trigger for a bomb. She found, it is said, a
small sereweye in the door of the room
with a piece of fishing line passing through cl
it and a cork at one end. The fishing line tl
corresponds, it is aliegei", with a piece of cl
fishing line attached to the bomb that killed 'c
Steunenberg and a section of which was w
found In Orchard's bunk at Caldwell after 1'
h's arre?l. Young Charles Neville will he"
one of the witnesses today, but it's possible j{
that he may be held until later, as counsel ir
for the state intimate that they have more ?
documentary evidence to introduce. a
An Important Witness. *
The witness on the stand at the opening;
of court this morning is Ed Boyee. now a s
very wealthy man and one of the owners of t
the Hercules m ne in the Couer d'Alenes of ^
1 which Orchard owned .at one time a six,
teenth share. Boyce was for several years ),
I the president of the Western FedeAtion of t
| Miners He lias identified the Miners' Mag- *
j azine as the official organ of the federation. ^
I It was. in fact, started under his direction
| while pr< sident. With the opening of court t
) this morning the fight turns on the introi
riuctlon of copies of the magazine. Those
which have been offered in evidence contain (|
a number of articles commenting on former v
I Gov. Steunenlierg.
Some < f these articles are over the sig- J
nature of W. I>. Haywood, and the state ^
hopes to get them in as proof of the ani- i
mil? that existed in Haywood's mind p
against the governor, -who had driven the 'i
\> f'Sieril I'rurirtiirn "Ui ' mr oiair, ftim
whose example had been followed by the ^
governor of Colorado calling out of militia u
to quell the disturbance and regulate the o
mining towns.
Expects to Close Its Case. c;
The state now expects to close its case ^
in direct by Friday night, when it is prob- ,i
aljle that the court will adjourn over until it
I Monday. The opening of the defense will "
probably take one day, and then will com- c
mence t lie attack on the story told by y
Orchard. Counsel fur the defense will at a
the close of the state's case, however, move
to strike out Orchard's entire story on the X
ground that the state has failed to link
Haywood with the murder of Steunenberg, r
witli which he is charged. This, under ordinary
circumstances, it is said by counsel s
for Haywood. might be a somewhat perfunctory
niatttr. but in the present case t.
they hold that the state has not so far made r(
good its case, and they expect Orchard's ^
story to be stricken out. in which event , i
they say tlie case against their client will ?
fall to the ground. vv
Not Completed. h
Counsel for the state say that their case c
is not completed, and that the defense has 0
no means of knowing the amount or the el
quality ? f the corroborative testimony yet
to come. In any event the argument on ^
this motion is likely to be exhaustive.
The trial was resumed at !>:"u a.m.
Sen .tor i'.orah commenced tit > day's pro- '
ceedings by offering and specifically naming
Hi.- articles in the various numbers of
the Miners' Magazine, which he offered as j
evidence. To the introduction of each ex-i,.
hibit the defense made general objection ; .
ai d stated that they wn.i'd present specific
objection to each. The general object on
was thiit the evidence faiieJ to connect the
defendant with the murder of Steunenberg.
The nami.ng and describing of the artit-li'S
themselves will l?e r#?afl to inn
I;it?-r if the court admits tliem as evidence. I
K. F. Richardson presented tile rrgument I h
for the def.-ns? against the admission of | o
the magazine articles as evidence. He | p
maintained that tiie articles offered by tile b
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:ate failc-J to show that the defendant (
ad, through these articles, contributed t
nything that might lead to the murder of
ov. Steunenberg.
Seine Articles Intemperate. 2
He admitted that some of the articles
rere intemperate in tone, but nothing
ore than "primary newspaper <jbuse."
Mr. Richardson quoted from the record
' the case of "Spies vs. the'People,'' and
le ruling as to the admission of news- c
In tlie case "of the Miners' Magazine, he
lid, the articcles did not compare in tone
1th thi violence of the articles in the
pies case. Richardson read at length from
le evklenee in the Spies case, the lett'r^
om Herr Most to Spies and other violent
latter published at the time.
Throughout these letters and o.tnsr mit r
force, dynamite and murder and wholeile
revolution were counseled. Mr. Richrdson
pointed out that these letters were
rinte-.. in anarchist newspapers published
y the defendants in the famous anarchist
ials resulting in conviction <md execution.
Created a Sensation.
M r. Richardson's reading of the anartiist'
: revolutionary writings In the eighties
created a sensation. He gave delamatory
emphasis to the fearful advice
>oking to the wholesale destruction of all
ho stood 011 the side of law and order.
[ was a page of the criminal history of
lis country unread by a majority of those
resent In the courtroom, and the extr<*my
of the language UKed by Johann Most
1 writing to Spi?s and the avowed purpose
f Richardson's exhaustive quotation from
he newspaper "publications in the an- 1
remai iti.-ii wa* tu s>tiow uiu
busive character of tlie evidence offered
y the state in the Miners' Magazine.
Continuing his argument, Mr. Richardon
said that in none of the articles in
he miners' magazine was there direct or
mplied connection with the murder of
iov. Stcunenberg. He admitted Haywood's
rejudice against Stcunenberg because of
lis course in Idaho, but he pointed out
iiat ' tens of thousands and hundreds of
housands of people in this country" eonemned
or approved the course adopted by
iteunenberg and that those who conenined
should not be held responsible for
he governor's murder.
Argued ior me state. 1
Senator Borah argued for the state that c
le miners' magazine should lie admitted f
ecause it showed the enmity of an organl- \
ation of which the defendant, Haywood,
r.d other defendants were the officers. He s
ointed out that the state did not offer the i
rticles as evidence, relying on them to | '
rove their charge of murder, hut in order ?
i help the jury in determining, among | 1
11 the circumstances, what was the aniniu.-- . ^
f the Western Federation of Miners, of *
rhich Haywood is the secretary and treasrer
and the miners' magazine the official
Senator Borah, without quoting from the
rticles, said that these articles did advoate
force, and that they advised the meme:s
of the organization lo arm themselves
,'ith rifles. He maintained tliat it' the evience
of newspaptr articles was admitted
1 the Spies case, the evidence of articles
1 ihe miners' magazine should be admited,
because, in both casts?in the present
as<? no less-than in the case tried twenty
ears ago?animus was shown and violence
few York Folice Attracted to Man by .
Unusual Atmearance.
** J.
pecia! Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YOKK, June 19.?A policeman at- j
idled to the Eldrldge street station ar- (
?sted a man at an early hour this morning j
ecause the man was apparently so fat in
ie less that he could hardly walk. The t
uin was towed into the station house, r
there he pave his name as Goldstein. As C
e was charged with being a suspicious 11
haracter he was searched, and tile removal
f his coat revealed u small chest and 1
tinny arms. 1
His trousers were pulled off with a great
t>al of difficulty, revealing another pair
ighter than the first. Altogether the police
eeled <?ft" ten pairs before they came to (
oldstein's legs, which were as skinny as t
is arms.
The police traced the trousers to a cloth- '
lg lactory, <11 wi'.icn me ien pairs all uoro
stamps, as well as the fe\tt extra pairs
lat Goldstein had brought :ilm\ in a liun!e
fur emergencies. As it was a pants fac>ry,
he could not get full suits.
Torpedo Boat Explosion.
TORQl'AY, England, June 19.?A torpedo
oat, name unknown, was sunk off Bayead
this afternoon after an explosion had
rcurred on hoard of her. The British toredo
gunboat Dryad saved tlie torpedo
oat's crew.
NORFOLK, Va., June 19.?Two bodies
if the eleven men who perished when
he launch o[ the battleship Minnesota
vent down In Hampton Roads In the
;arly hours or Tuesday morning, June
1, were today still unrecovered. These
mrA ,xf U/..
tc? c uuuics ui hi luciuif iiiuii iJciu y v-ia j
ilurfin, jr., of Jackson, Ohio, anj iseaman
"rank II. Plumber of Mabton, Wash.
1'hough It was reported from Newport
Jews last night that a launch fro.n one
>f the battleships had picked up the
>ody of Seaman Plumber, It was today
>;ticial]y announced from the office of
he admiral commanding the Norfolk
lavy yard that the bodies of Murtin and
'lumber were still missing. It wa3 likevise
said from the naval hospital where
ieveral of the recovered bodies are still
leld that the bodies of neither Plumber
ior Murfln had arrived there and that
>oth remain unrecovered.
Naval Honors for Ulrich.
The plan to bury the body of jiiioshlpnan
W. C. Ulrich in the cemetery on
he naval hospital grounds heie today
vas not carried out, a telegram having
>een received from the mother of young
,'irich in Milwaukee requesting that the
lody, instead of being buried here, as she
irst asked, be sent to Annapolis and inerred
with naval honors there. The
>ody will be sent by steamer tonight to
Baltimore, and from there will be forwarded
to Annapolis for burial tomor-ow.
Disposition of Bodies.
The body of Coal Passer Jesse Conn, havng
been claimed by his father, J. C. Conn
pf Louisville, Ky., is being prepared for
ihipment. and will be forwarded to L*>uisrille
by express today.
The bodies of Seamen Robert H. Dodson.
on of K. F. Dodaon of New York city, and
llirley I.oyall Van Dome, son of C. L. Van
Jorne of Wrst Cedar Rapid?. Iowa, are
till being held ut the Naval llosnitai await
UK advices from the parents of the ilc- |
eased, as also Is the body of Midshipman I
ierbert i-eander Holden, son of Mrs. Susjii
V. Holden of Portage, Wis.
Admiral Emory, commanding the 4th
division, Atlantic fleet, who is at present
he ranking officer of the American ships
n Hampton roads, arrived in Washington
oday on a hasty visit to the Navy Deurtment.
He brought with him the report
>f the naval board of investigation, which
las been looking into the circumstances
iurrounding the loss of the launch of the
lattleship Minnesota on the night of June
O. The board found that the launch had
'ouled a steel hawser with which the big
ug Crisfield was towing a barge carryfng
l number of loaded freight cars from Cape
'harles to Norfolk. No criminality is atjiched
to the officers of the Crisfield, who
v Ui ihv uiaaolcl .
Midshippman Stevenson Buried.
ipwlul I)lF|mtih to The Btar.
RALEIGH, N. C., June 1!>.-The body of
tlidshlpman William Hollister Stevenson?
Irowned In Hampton roads when the
aunch of the Minnesota was run down,
vas brought today to Newbern, N. C., and
>uried this afternoon. The funeral cerenonles
took place at the Presbyterian
'hurch The crew of the battleship sent
l lloral offer.iik, but no naval escort ramp
While naval officials generally are disln iined
to discuss the work that is being
lone by the general board of which Admiral
Dewey is president, they do not hesitate a
nomcnt in denying the report that that
>ody has recommended that the battleship
iquacircn of the Atlantic fleet be concen
rated on the Pacific coast with a view to
in entile preparedness on the part of this
government in the event of trouble with
lapan. Secretary Metcalf was besieged
vith inquiries today as to the accuracy of
he statements that the board -has recomnended
the i :tion indicated, and the im
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he left with his questioners was
very strongly to the effect that such reports
had no foundation In fact. Other
officials holding responsible positions in the
rpfrtrrftH 1 n the ronn^t oo I
poeterous, and said it should be dismissed
from further consideration because of its
utter improbability.
Social Honors Bestowed on Visiting
Nobleman at Boston.
BOSTON, June 1??'Th e Duke of the
Abruzzi was on board his flagship, the
Italian battleship Varese, early today,
where he received the visit of Mayor John
F. Fitzgerald, which was delayed owing
to official business of the mayor yesterday.
The mayor's stay was a short one, and at
its conclusion the duke was driven in an
automobile through Lexington and Concord,
where the historical points of interest
were pointed out to him, to Methuen.
where he expected to spend the witlre day
as the guest of Mrs. David Nevins.
The duke planned to return in time for a
dinner and dance at the Brookline Country
flub, prepared in his honor by Postmaster
General and Mrs. Meyer.
Taft's Reply When Asked About the
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., ,'une lfl.-When
Wm. H. Taft, Secretary of War, arrived
here this morning his attention was called
to a story printed in the Kansas City paDers
flliotine a W??hin?rt^T* -
-? ?? ?"O ?. w?? pa^/ci IU llIC
effect that the Secretary may retire from
the presidential race. It beTng Intimated that
he is not now physically equipped for a
long presidential campaign, and citing his
illness at St. Paul as giving color to the
rumor. The story bore this caption:
"Taft Not to Run?"
Secretary Taft dismissed the matter by
saying, laughingly:
"You just let that question mark stand."
The Secretary looked to be in perfect
health and said that he never felt better 1A
his life.
Secretary Taft will spend the greater part
of the day at Fort Leavenworth. d>\art:ng
late this afternoon for Ottawa, Kan., where
tomorrow he will deliver an address at the
state Chautauqua assembly. The program
of ths day includes a general inspection of
the military service school buildings anil
the barracks and other buildings of the
post, and a dress review of all the troops
now assembled here.
Paying1 Last Visit to New England
Alma Mater.
BOSTON, June 10.?Sir Chentung LiangCheng,
the Chinese minister to the United
States, who is paying his last visit to New
TT.nP'lnnH whprp rpopivprt his pdnp.itinn
before going to China to take the office of
vice president of the foreign department at
Peking, left this city early today for Andover,
where he will attend the commencement
exercises at Phillips-Andover Academy.
While in Andover he will be the guest of
the class of l*St2, which Is holding its qulndecennial
Physician at Sanitarium Says He Is i
Getting Along Nicely.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE, Md? June 10?Thomas R.
Martin, the real estate dealer of Washington,
D. C., Is a patient at the Oundry Sanitarium
at Catonsville, just outside of the
city limits. When inquiry was made as to ]
whether Mr. Martin's mind was affected, the
physician in charge stated that he could
not discusS~Mr. Martin's condition, hut added
that he "was getting along nicely."
w nen asKea u Mr. Martin coulil be seen
the physician replied that it would require
an order from Mrs. Martin. Mr. Martin
has been a patient at the sanitarium for
the past few months, ever since his sudden
disappearance from Washington. Ail information
regarding Mr. Martin is refused
by the attendants at the institution and all
visitors are referred to Dr. Gundry, the
liead of the institution.
Cuirassiers in Strong Force
Take M. Ferroul,
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Intense Excitement in France, But the
People Are Awed.
Martial Law Is Now in Full Force in
the Vinevards of the
PARIS, June 10.?M. Ferroul, the striking
mayor of Narbonne, and next to Marcelin
Albert the most prominent figure in the
winegrowers' revolt In the south of France,
was arrested at his residence at Narbonne
at 5:H0 o'clock this morning and hurried
j away to Montpellier.
Before daybreak all roads leading to M.
Ferroul's house were held by cuirassiers in
strong force. His body guard of winegrowers,
among whom were many women,
whicli had been nightly watching over the
safety of their leader, was on duty as usual;
j but when the winegrowers found themselves
j surrounded by the armed forces of the
euveminent iney aid not attempt any resistance.
When M. Ferroul appeared In
j custody of a police commissary the crowd
momentarily threatened a rescue, but the
mayor begged that there be no conflict with
I the troops and he was placed i'n a carriage
and, escorted by 150 cuirassiers, taken to
the railroad station at Narbonne, where a
special train was waiting, and started Immediately
for Montpelller.
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juuneiiieai at jNarDonnc.
Intense excitement prevails at Narbonne,
but the people thus far have been overawed
by the military display.
At Argelllers the state and police authorities
escorted by an imposing military force
raided the headquarters of the central committee
of the winegrowers' organization at
daybreak with warrants for the arrest of
Marcelin Albert and the members of the
central committee, but they found that the
leader of the movement and several of his
lieutenants had already fled. Only three
committeemen were captured. They were
sent to Montpellier.
Strong forces of troops are scouring the
country hunting down the fugitives. Their
escape was facilitated by the fact that the
people burned the bridges at the entrance
of Argelllers last evening, making a long
detour necessary and delaying the arrival
of the government's representatives.
Martial Law in Force.
Martial law is in full force in the
vineyards of the south, and the government
is hopeful that thj display of
strpn Pth whiph ft maHno- will
crush the Incipient rebellion.
Premier Clemenceau remained at the
ministry of the interior all night long,
so as to personally direct the procedure
of his representatives on the spot. The
telephone lines southward have all been
seized for the exclusive use of ihe ministry
of the interior, and they were kept
busy all night long.
The arrest and removal of M. Ferroul
from the immediate scene of his activity
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 believes that
the movement would have ended as it
began?In meetings of protest, as Albert
did not contemplate civic anarchy when
he started his crusade.
10,000 Soldiers to Arrest Him.
M. Ferroul. ex-mayor of Narbonne, and
the winegrowers' committeemen, wno were
arrested at Argelliers, arrived here today
In custody and after a brief appearance before
a magistrate were removed to the local
jail. A formidable escort of dragoons and
gendarmes prevented all possibility of a
rescue, and the jail itself was guarded by
a regiment of Infantry.
As lie was being taken into the jail, M.
Ferroul turned to the crowd and exclaimed,
"This is the happiest <*ay of my life. The
government was obliged to send 10,1100 soldiers
to arrest one man."
Town in Thessaly Almost Destroyed
by a Flood.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
ATHENS, Juno ID.?The town of Trikhala,
in Thessaly, is almost destroyed, owing
to the overflowing of the river of
IJthaoe. Hundreds of wooden houses are
washed away, and the loss of life is about
200. "
Sessions of the Investigating Commission
Nearing the Close.
nArvreiooi no. r it., june I.t.? i ne capitol
investigation commission expects to finish
its public sessions tnis week. The last
report of the experts engaged to make a
minute examination of the eapitol equipment
is In the hands of the commission. It
was prepared by Chase Montague, metallic
furniture expert, who examined the
supplies furnished by the Pennsylvania
Construction Company under its
contract with the board of public grounds
and buildings.
Mr. Montague was a witness before the
investigators today. He qualified as an
expert by stating his various experiences
and was then called upon to identify his
report. His findings will not be made public
at present, for counsel for the commission
desire to use certain features of it in
the prosecutions which are to follow.
Those who figured prominently during
the construction and equipment of the
capitol are to be the final witnesses, according
to present arrangements. Tiiey are
former Govs. Stone and Pennypacker,
former Auditors General HardenbergU an l
Snyder, former .State Treasurers Harris
and .Math ues and James H. Shumaker,
former superintendent of the public
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Unsettled weather tonight and
Thursday, with occasional show* v
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Broker Van Riper's Third Day
on Witness Stand s
Details of Transactions in Cotton
When "Leak" Occurred.
Business De&ls in Which Witness Wat.
Connected With the Defendant
and Others.
For the third consecutive day in the trial
of E S. Holmes, jr.. former associate
statistician of the Agricultural Department,
T^ouis C. Van Riper, the New York broker,
who has freely admitted that he carrier on
operations in the cotton market on the
strength of information furnished by
Holmes, .occupied the witness stand. Vun
Riper showed an excellent memory when
giving his direct testimony, and under a
searching cross-examination by Attorney
Worthington he has demonstrated a re
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Louis C. Van Riper,
Star witneHH for government and powesBor of a
remarkable memory.
markable recollection for the most minute
details of all transactions in which he was
engaged in tlie months when the "cotton
leak" obtained
A rather piquant feature of the dally
progress of the Holmes trial has been the
appearance each morning of the Jury with
each member wearing a fresh buttonhole
bouquet. The fragrant flavors have also
decorated the coat lapels of the attorneys of
both sides, and a fresh bunch of flowers has
appeared daily upon Justice Stafford's desk.
One day red roses were the favorite buds;
next day there were white roses for all, and
this morning the court room was fragrant
with the scent of carnations. Three members
of the jury have proved to be lovers
of flowers, and they seem to have taken
turns in supplying the blooms.
There was only brief reft^-ence to the
stormy scene with which the proceedings
closed yesterday, and Attorney Worthington
was provided with a copy of the famous
affidavit taken by Van Riper before Secretary
Wilson almost exactly two years ago
Attorney Worthington's Queries.
Referring to the affidavit, Attorney
Worthington asked Van Riper what authority
he had for the statement in that
paper that the figures in the government
crop reports were altered to suit the whtm
and uses of various persons.
"Haas and Holme%." tilts witness an
CI Vll.
"How do you mean?" continued Mr.
"I have already testified that Haas and
Holmes both to!d me the cotton report for
December. liHKl, had been manipulated to
suit Mr. Price of New York." Van Kiper
Asked what inspired him to protest particularly
against the cotton report of June.
li*5, Van Riper said: "They were going too
far. I have already testified the percentages
were sent out in incorrect forsji at the
Denesi i)i i neooorv ii. i-rice. I'liey nad
no right to alter the results which inevitably
would be shown by the column of
conclusions from which the final report
would be drawn."
"And you had no other reason, no personal
reason for proceeding to have the
report corrected by the government and reissued?"
"No, sir."
Battle of the Wits.
A brief but interesting battle of wits
occurred between Attorney Wortiiington
and Mr. Van Itiper over a paragraph in
the affidavit in which reference was
made to a proposed trip through the
south by Holmes in April or May. 1005.
"Do I understand you wished to say
Mr. Holmes visited the special agents in
the cotton-producing states for tlie purpose
of having them send in icpnrts
which would suit his ends?" queried Mr.
"No, sir," the witness answered.
"Well, what did you mean?"
"It is rather difficult to explain, but I
think I can jjive you an illustration."
"If you. Mr. Worthlntfton. were .iefendinK
a man Kuilty of murder you would
seek to persuade the jury that too conditions
>--et fortli as against your client
were not quite as black as painted,
would you not?"
But the witness pot no further, because
Attorney Worthinston interjected '.lie remark
tiiat he was not on the witness
"i mean, then, that I understood the
[; vi i |iunc ut i'i "jiiiacu iiijt n ita in
meet Hie special agents in the :ieid anil
by argument convince them the conditions
were different from wii.it they
supposed, and by this means inilueucu
the submission of reports which would,
on their face, apparently justify Jie sort
of a report which Holmes wished to
Dropping the affidavit Attorney \ 'orthIngton
took up the question of any aur e
m H wnii-M .v.. van Kip t mav have had
with llolmc-s. pMs.nally. atotit r-< lvlnit
Infi rniation fnm the latter or dtvid ng
profits from market operations with liim
"1 h i 1 no agr-enent with Holr.es," il ?
i !a:' il Van IIij> r. .1 though I naturally 1 :i?
: i .i he v. i - ing an eq al share be?
cause 1 saw Haas turn ever muney to

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