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jlXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NaTT
THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FOR THE ON
Lawyers Are Delaying Ap
pearance in Court of
FEAR OF DEPORTATION
Error in Commitment Allows
Him to Remain in Canada
Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 21. Harry
i nan win dc arraigned in superior
court here on a writ of habeas corput
at iu o'ciojk Wednesday next His
counsel agreed to this.
A seven-day delay Is considered a
victory by Thaw's counsel, who have
teen fighting for time all along.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 21. There is no
assurance by the Immigration depart
ment that Thaw, In the event he is
stt free at Sherbrooke, will be return
ed to New York. It Is understood If
Thaw Is returned by the Immigration
authorities he will be taken to Coatl
cook, thence, after a formal Inquiry, to
Albany, N. Y, Aug. 21. Acting Gov.
ernor Glynn was advised over the tele
phone by immigration authorities at
Ottawa this afternoon that they would
use every eftort In their power to as
sist in having Thaw returned to New
York state. A formal demand for the
return of Thaw was made today by
Sherbrooke. Que, Aug. 2L After an
all iiifcht conference, attorneys for
Thaw announced they would not pro
duce, the fugitive in superior court to
day on tho writ of habeas corpus ob
According to present plans they will
use the writ tomorrow morning. This
marking of time is due mainly to the
arnvulJastitflgMtrht o(-.Alrnd. Afwta
G orxe Lauder Carnegie. brrttftBrfiTfsSf efenaious to have him set
law and slater of the prisoner, who
were anxious that no court step be
taken until every bulwark of the de
fense had been strengthened.
J. D. Oreeushlelds of Montreal, an
eleventh hour addition to Thaw's law
yers, pointed out that tho writ was re
turnable at the pleasure of counsel for
Thaw and that it was best to go over
his case more thoroughly before com
ing into court,
StRPRIB TO OFFICIALS.
The move came as a surprise to the
Immigration officials, and District At
torney Conger and Sheriff Hornbeck
of Dutchess county, New York. They
had expected Ttmw would be arraign
ed before noon today and released on
present commitment, then held as an
uniioslrable alien and; quickly deported.
As matters stood this forenoon indica
tions were this program would simply
be put off a day. With Thaw once
more In the hands of the immigration
authorities opinion varied what course
would be followed. Thaw was very
worried this morning, and was up be
fore the sun and dressed and received
Mr. and Mrs. Carnegie as his first vis
itors. Though apparently cheered by
their arrival, their presence seemed to
make him more close-mouthed than
ever regarding his escape.
F.RROH5 I PAKlTtS.
Owing to errors In the papers com
mitting Thaw to jail he is safe there
for on Indefinite period, as no date for
bearing can be mentioned in them.
While in jail Thaw is alo safe from
the immigration department, which has
no power over him. By allowing Thaw
to remain In custody the defense has
offset the immigration officials, who
bare been waiting with confident ex
pectation Thaw's release from jail,
vten they would pounce upon him and
It Is firmly believed order bis deporta
tion at once.
Thaw, of course, is fighting against
being recaptured or deported to the
New York state line. The fact that
Thaw is a lunatic in the eyes of the
country from which he came makes
b'.s entrance to the dominion illegal.
It gives the. immigration authorities,
once they get hold of him, power to
detain him or Immediately ship him
bark from whence he came. SburWeff,
one of Thaw's lawyers, left for Ottawa
last night to confer with the depart
ment of the Interior. His purpose is
believed to be the endeavor to obtain
a promise from the department that If
deported Thaw might be able to se
lect his own destination. If the move
Is successful It was declared here by
one of Thaw's counsel he might go to
RELATIVES TAKE CHARGE.
Summoning Groenr hiolds from Mon
treal to take precedence over all of
Thaw's lawyers has served to confirm
tho impression that the fugitve's rela
tives as fcr as possible are taking the
conduct cf the case out of his bands.
Crcenstields is described here as one
of the ablest lawyers in the Dominion,
who rarely takes a criminal case. It
la scid Thaw knew nothing of the re
UIlIhk of Greensblelds until the law
er arrived here. A flaw in the pro
ctodiLgs against Thaw is the comrait
mem on which Thaw was lodged In
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Probably thunderstorms tonight or
Friday, cooler, southerly shifting to
Temperature at 7 a. m. 77. Highest
yesterday 88, lowest last night 74.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 2 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 68, at
7 a. m. S4.
Stage of water 4.7, a rise of .2 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Jupiter. Morning
stars: Saturn. Venus. Mars. Mercury.
About 9 p. m. the whole western 6ky,
with the exception of a narrow vacant
belt toward the north pole. Is literally
studded with constellations.
Jail. In addition to several errors In
the description of Thaw's status at
Matteawan, it omits specifically to fix
a date for the hearing of the case.
This means Thaw could remain in jail
Indefinitely unless bis lawyers took
advantage of habeas corpus.
Charles D. White, Thaw's chief law
yer until Greenshields came, said, "We
delayed taking advantage of the writ
of habeas corpus to get better ac
quainted with the case. It may be
wewlll wait a week. There is a cor
poral's guard of lawyers and we
will have to move slowly In order not
to step on each other's feet."
CROWD IS DISAPPOINTED.
As 10 o'clock came around a crowd,
most of them well-dressed women,
gathered in the court room. They had
not heard the proceedings were off for
the day. Thaw's principal worry now
seems to be bow much of the synopsis
of Jerome's speech to the jury in 1908,
which he banded out to the press with
a request that it be published, was
used by the American Canadian pa
pers. The synopsis emphasized Je
rome's opinion that Thaw was not in
sane. The prisoner telegraphed a num
ber of papers and requested that he be
supplied a copy of what he dispatched
to them on this speech. All day yes
terday telegrams marked collect were
arriving from these papers for Thaw.
Ths cost him $100.
191 AL, ORDER REVERSED.
Today the case had reached the
stage where the usual relations of par
ties to a criminal action are absolute
ly reversed. On one hand the lawyers
for the prisoner were fighting hard to
prolon? Imprisonment, while author!
Wwf-DdTfmrtoH -. jaad- -Uuiwftf
free, safe in the belief that the immi
gration efnctals would seize him and
force blra across tbe frontier. Dr.
Brltton Evftns, director of the New
Jersey 'state hospital conferred with
UNTERS FROM VERMONT.
Cavendish, Vt., Aug. 21. It appears
today that Thaw entered Canada from
Vermont, and not directly from New
Hampshire, as supposed. The village
of Beecher Falls, where he left his
train, is on the Vermont side of the
boundary line between the states. It
is in the town of Canan, Vt.
This is believed by state officials toj
be the basis for the report from Sher
brooke last night that Thaw probably
will be turned over to the authorities
of this state. Attorney General Brown
has advised Governor Fletcher he con
siders Thaw dangerous, and Thaw in
his opinion should, if turned over to
the Vermont authorities, be surren
dered to the New York authorities un
der extradition proceedings.
GUN BURSTS AND
THREE ARE DEAD
Admiral of Austrian Navy Loses
Both of His Legs and May
Pola, Austria, Aug. 21. An 8-inch
naval gun burst during a test here to
day, killing three officers, fatally
wounding six others and seriously In
juring a score more. Among the
wounded Is Admiral Count Von Well-
lngburg of the Austrian navy. Both of
his legs were.torn off and his recovery
FIND ARSENIC IN
DELA TOUR BODY
Chicago, 111.. Aug. 21. The presence
of large quantities of arsenic In the
stomach of the late Jan de LaTour,
whose wife Is held by the police on a
charge of murder, was reported today
by the coroner's chemist. The dece
dent Is said to have been a member
of a noble family of Ru pta, and to
have fled from political j fsecution to
this country. Shortly bt4re death he
charged his wife with poisoning him.
New York, Aug. 21. Six sticks of
what is believed to be dynamite were
found by a janitor this afternoon un
der a window of Mayor Gaynor's of-
flees in the city hall. Inspectors
will examine the find to determine
ON A B1GB0ND
Jury Reaches Verdict in
White Slave Case After
SENTENCE NEXT MONTH
Instructions of the Court Leave
Little Room for Doubt as
, to Findings.
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 21. Maury
Diggs, convicted and awaiting sen
tence for having violated tbe Mann
white slave traffic act in transporting
Marsha Warrington from Sacramento
to Reno for immoral purposes, was re
leased at midnight in $20,000 bail. He
will be sentenced Sept 2. Five years
Is the maximum. Diggs was 'visibly
shaken by the jury's verdict, returned
at 11 o'clock last night. The jury was
out five hours.
The government today turned its at
tention to Drew Caminettl, Diggs' com
panion. Indicted for the same offense.
There was no attempt by tbe de
fense In its closing arguments to prove
that Diggs did not transport Marsh
Warrington- across the state line from
Sacramento, Cal., to Reno, Nev.
It was claimed, however, that this
act did not constitute a violation of
the Mann white slave traffic act be
cause It had not been done with crim
JUDGE'S INSTRUCTIONS PLAIN.
In his instructions to the jury the
judge declared It made no difference
whether the defendant was partly ac
tuated by fear of exposure in deciding
to go to Reno. Their only decision
was to be whether immorality was
part cause for the trip.
After a conference with counsel in
the afternoon Judge Van Fleet asked
Juror William S. Bliss, a mining man,
anybody .had appruaflied irturaoour
tbe case. Bliss said be bad . talked
with Mrs. C. B. Lane, at whose house
the Caminettl family has been staying
during the progress of the trial.
Diggs' counsel in summing up the
evidence did not palli: te his client's
"Paint this defendant as you will
a monster If you please," Robert Dev
lin, his senior attorney, argued, "but
tell me what motive he would have
had in going out of the state for the
purpose of accomplishing those things
already accomplished. Counsel may
characterize him as they please, and I
may not differ with them. They say
lils act was shameless and I may feel
the same way about it, but it isn't
white slavery and you cannot convict
this man of a crime he has not com
mitted, on his general conduct
This was the whole argumentative
substance of the defense. There re
mained the rhetorical and the emo
BRINGS TEARS TO WOMEN'S EVES.
A plea that Diggs be allowed to re
turn to his wife and family, and to
restore himself in the esteem of his
friends and business associates was so
effectively made by Nathan Coghlan
that it drew tears from Mrs. Anthony
Caminettl, mother of the co-defendant,
and had many of the other women in
the courtroom dabbing at their eyes.
The two injured wives, who had testi
fied for the defendant, after hearing
the most damaging admission from his
own lips, sat immobile.
In view of the contention of the de
fense that no criminally immoral pur
pose. had been proved, the interpreta
tion of the statute by the judge was
awaited with much interest.
CHARGE BY COIRT PLAIN.
On this point he said In part:
"This act, so far as here involved,
provides in substance that any person
who shall knowingly transport in
interstate commerce any woman or
girl for the purpose of prostitution or
debauchery or for any other Immoral
purpose shall be deemed guilty
of a felony and punished as therein
"The term Interstate commerce, so
far as here Involved, means transpor
tation from one state to another.
"As I have heretofore Intimated to
you, it Is Immaterial what the char
acter of the two girls involved in
these charges was at 'he time of the
acts charged. The act denounces the
carrying in interstate commerce for
the immoral purposes specified of any
woman or girl regardless of
whether the girl or woman who is the
subject of the act be lewd or chaste, or
whether or not the man has himself
previously had intercourse with her.
TRUTH RESTS WITH Jl'RY.
"The defense is all before you, and
it is for you to say where the truth
rests. If you find these girls
were taken to Reno by the defendant
In the manner charged, then the only
question remaining Is as to the intent
with which they were so taken.
"And even If you find that the de
fendant and bis companion were actu
ated in their departure or flight frcsn
; Sacramento by a fear of exposure or
(arrest, bat that nevertheless In taking
these two girls along there existed the
Intention to subject them to the im
moral purposes charged, the defendant
POINTS OCT G-"T EVIDENCE.
"If that immoral purpose was one
factor in inducing him to leave Sacra
mento and take these girls with him
it matters not that he may also have
been actuated by his fears or other
consideration moving him to take that
trip. He would nevertheless be guilty."
The defense took exception to the
charge in general and to specific In
structions. MANY COUNTRIES
111 ATHLETIC BODY
United States Joins Internation
al Federation Formed at
Berlin, Germany, Aug. 21. The In
ternational Amateur Athletic federa
tion was formally organized at a meet
ing held in the Prussian building this
morning.. The United States, Great
Britain, Canada, Australia, South Af
rica, Egypt, Belgium, France, Ger
many, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Fin
land, Hungary, Austria and Switzer
land are charter members. Nineteen
others, including Mexico and leading
South American countries, have been
invited to join. J. S. Edstrom of Swed
en is slated for the presidency. In the
new federation, Secretary Sullivan of
the Amateur Athletic union is chair
man of the committee on rules. The
federation meets beginnipg with the
congress biennially. The meet w ill be
held in Paris in 1914. Deliberations
thus far are harmonious.
HOME FIRE KILLS
A FAMILY OF FIVE
Neighbors Find Charred Bodies
in Ruins of a Dubuque,
Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 21. Henry
Sterwies, wife and three small chil
dren, were burned to death in a fire
that early today destroyed their home,
15 miles northwest of here. The fire
broke out after midnight and when
neighbors were attracted to the scene
no trace of the family was found. It
was not until the ruins cooled that tne
charred bodies were discovered.
LOAN SHARKS IN
THREAT OF DEATH
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Repre-'
sentative Johnson of Kentucky told
the lobby Investigators today that the
passage of the federal loan shark bill
was marked with daily threats against
his life. He introduced an affidavit
by a former capitol policeman who
swore another policeman claimed
have followed Johnson three nights to
Philadelphia The Royal Clan of the
Order cf Scottish Clans, in annual ses
sion here, declined to go on record
either in favor cf or against home rule
for Scotland on the ground that the
organization is non-political ia character.
jr m - v vav www
Idea as to Rock Island
TOO MUCH FOR OUTSIDE
Found That Millions Would Be
Saved to Government by
Doing Work Here.
(SpecJitl to The Argus.) ,
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Con
gressman Clyde H. Tavenner is mak
ing a campaign to inauce the war de
partment to do more of its manufac
turing at the nock Island arsenal.
"I have every reason to believe,"
declared Congressman Tavenner,
"that both the war department and
congress will give their support to a
pl-.n I will shortly submit for increas
ing the plant at the Rock Island ar
senal. "The government is now buying
nearly all of its army supplies, and is
being unmercifully overcharged.
HOLDING IIP GOVERNMENT.
"I. am now examining some prices
on a large number of articles purchas
ed by the government in large quanti
ties. I have found Instance after in
stance where the government, in buy
ing supplies, has paid to private man
ufacturers, and is now paying, more
than twice the amount that it can
manufacture them for, and is manufac
turing them for, in its own arsenals.
It is no exaggeration to say that the
government is being overcharged to
the extent of millions of dollars an
nually. "And if the government can be per
suaded to do more of its own manu
facturing, Rock Island arsenal has the
best chance of any arsenal in the coun
try to obtain the work, because of its
central location and cheap water pow
er. "The arsenal at Frankford, Phila
delphia, is now overcrowded. It is not
nearly large enough to do the manu
facturing the government would like
to do there. The government made an
investigation to see what additional
land could be bought for. As the ar
senal is in a thickly populated section
of the city of Philadelphia, the price of
land is high. The government, there
fore, will probably not buy.
THE IDEAL, PLACED
"And why should the government
buy land when It- has 896 acres
of ideal property at Rock Island?
And when there are 140,000 buildings
at Rock Island used now only as
store houses, and which could be used
for, and were designed for manufac
"The war department is asking it-
i &elf the same questions,
j "The plant at Rock Island has never
I been developed as far as it was orig
' inally intended it should be, and I will
shortly present to congress a plan
looking toward its enlargement, and if
it is adopted, the plant will be in
creased in size at least one-third.
"I have discussed the situation with
no less than a score of congressmen
within the last couple of months, and
they agree with me that where the
war department can show by actual
tests that it can manufacture materi
al: in large quantities by the army at
a figure substantially lower than the
prices being charged by private manu
facturers, that the governmtencehould
do its ow.n. manufacturing.-'- .
"I will have no dlfllculty In proving
that the government is being over
charged. The official records of the
ordnance department prove that be
yond successful contradiction."
ALEX SULLIVAN IS
DEAD IN CHICAGO
Head of the Clan-na-gael in the
United States at Time of the
Chicago, 111., Aug. 21. Alexander
Sullivan, a Chicago lawyer, who was
head of the Clan-na-gael at the time of
the murder of Dr. Cronin, a case which
attracted world-wide attention, died
here today, CG years old. The body
will be taken to Detroit and laid be
side his wife. -
la 187G, Sullivan, after a sensation
al trial, was acquitted of shooting
Francis Hanford, school principal. He
Ehot him down on the street In his
defense he swore Hanford insulted
Mrs. Sullivan. As chief of the Clan-na-gael
of the United States, a per
sistent attempt was made to involve
him in the Cronin murder, but he was
never Indicted, but his name became
known wherever the famous crime
Sullivan was a strong advocate of
home rule for Ireland. He was an in
timate friend of Paniell, Davitt, Glad
stone and Redmond. He stumped the
country for Blaine for president and
narrowly missed being the republican
candidate for vice president with Ben
BANDITS FIRE ON
KING AND QUEEN
London, Aug. 21. Revolver shots
were fired by bandits today at King
Charles and Queen Elizabeth (Carmen
Sylva) of Roumania as they were rid
ing in an automobile near a fashion
able health resort Roumania, in the
Carpathian mountains. According to
dispatches neither was injured.
As soon as the bandits began firine.
the chauffeur began speeding the ma
chine and carried the king and queen
IN A BIG MERGER
Chicago, Aug. 21. The Associated
Fraternities of America and the Na
tional Fraternal congress merged to
day In the National Fraternal congress
of America. The new body is tbe only
national organization of insurance fra
ternities in the country. It has a
membership of 8,000,00 policy holders.
Resolution in Senate to
Supply Funds for Mex
n4 ico Settlement.
BACK POLICY SOLIDLY
Members of. All Parties Join In
Telling World Wilson Has
, Their Confidence. ,
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Presl
dent Wilson this afternoon announce
he would prepare at once a message to
congress setting forth the desire and
purpose of John Llnd'a mission to
Mexico, a summary of the American
note and the reply of the Huerta gov
ernment. It was said on good author
Ity the president was Inclined to read
the message to both houses.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Ameri
can troops for police duty in Mexico
for protection of American lives and
property, and an emergency appropria
tion of 125,000,000 to be expended un
der the direction of the president for;
that purpose were proposed in a reso-j
lution today by Senator Penrose. He'
did not ask the senate to pass the
resolution, and it went over.
Concerted eftort on the part of re
publicans and democrats to support j
the president in his Mexican policy j
and carry to the world the definite
idea that the president has the full
support of the American people at
once became apparent. Introduction
of the resolution was followed by a
general demand on the part of republi
cans, seconded by Chairman Bacon ot
the foreign relations committee, for;
cessation of all debate and to support,
the president JSmphatlc, .ajad. r-ncqrtV
ed declarations from senators ot boh
parties of their confidence in the Wis-,
dom and good faith of the president
were plainly an answer to reports from,
Mexico that Huerta was contending;
the president had a divided congress
and a divided public opinion behind!
him. Ujl i
ALL SHOW PATRIOTISM.
"If it is the part of patriotism and
good sense to withhold criticism until
the situation Is clarified," said Suther-j
land, republican, "until then we should
stand firmly behind the president and!
uphold him in his negotiations, and notj
embarrass him. I for one propose to do,
Lodge, Galliuger, Nelson, Smoot, and;
other republicans, Joined in 'a definite'
expression of their belief that the sen-!
ate should give the world no occasion:
to believe the president did not have
the support and confidence of the lead-l
ers of both parties. '
"Nothing that could have occurred,"!
said Bacon, democrat, "could have giv-j
en such emphatic denial to the con-'
struction some Mexican officials ap-i
pear to have put upon conditions here!
as the patriotic utterances made today
on each side of this chamber. I am!
willing that this debate should go to!
the world as an answer to those sug-!
I.IKIl A STONE WAIL.
Penrose did not attempt to debate,
hi3 resolution, and consented at thei
request of Bacon, to withdraw certain I
articles he had asked to have read.'
He said he introduced the resolution in j
good faith, believing something must
be done to stop the "brutality, robbery!
and molestation" exhibited toward;
Americans. ! The only exception to the,
republican .ttitude of suppressing de
bate was Senator Fall, who believed'
the discussion should not be stopped.
Kern, democrat, read a recent speech
by former Vice President Fairbanks,
urging all to uphold the hands ot the
president. "I think the Mexican peo-'
pie should know," said Kern, "that lnj
a threatening siturtion like this the!
American people stand together like a
Penrose said in a day or two he,
would "make a few remarks" on the;
appropriation amendment and resolu-j
Senator Smoot said while 5,000 cltl-j
zens in Utah had been driven out of
Mexico, he would deplore intervention. :
Bacon and others spoke in similar!
CLOSE TO DEADLOCK.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Admin-,
istration officials, though not entirely,
without hope of amicable settlement, '
were inclined today to believe negotla- j
tions between Llnd and Huerta had al
most reached a dead-lock. Huerta de-,
mands immediate recognition while,
President Wilson . 13 absolutely and
firmly against it.
Paris, Aug. 21. The'. French foreign
office received from the state depart-!
ment at Washington an outline of W11-,
son's policy toward Mexico, Including
New York Fire Commissioner John-,
son has ordered the following warn-,
lag conspicuously displayed upon all
theatre programs: "Fire Notice Look
around now ad beo the nearest