June 21, 1907

Secretary Given Auto Ride During
Train Wait.

William Taft, secretary of war, and a candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1908, was in Kansas City a short time between trains yesterday afternoon, on his way East from Ottawa, Kas., where he spoke at the state Chataqua yesterday. The secretary was met at the station by personal friends and taken on an autombile ride through the rain. He arrived at 2 o'clock and departed two hours later for St. Louis by way of the Wabash.

After the arrival of the war secretary's party at the Union depot, just before leaving for St. Louis, Mr. Taft held an informal reception on the depot platform.