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vOlv 01 - lxvi ■ x° 22.013. to.™.™.. I.ir T «rcoS::^"«s3f z~* ™. .i.d.. xew-york. Friday. February 22. wo". -fourteen PAGis.-wni.'ssssiSLw. prick three cents.
Mail Steamer Berlin Wrecked Off
Hook of Holland.
London, Feb. 21. The worst disaster for many
years in the history of the busy North Sea traffic
between England and the Continent occurred in
course of a violent gale shortly before 6 o'clock
this morning, when the Rotterdam mail steamer
Berlin, from Harwich to Hook of Holland, hav
ing weathered the hurricane, was suddenly
•wrecked as she was entering port. With a single
exception, all her passengers and crew, number
ing altogether 143 persons, are either now dead
or clinging- hopeless to the wreck.
The terrific seas broke up the steamer with
such suddenness) that all efforts to rave life ap
peared to have been utterly hopeless. At a late
hour this evening It was reported that some few
furvivors v.-ere still clinging to the wreck, but
as the heroic efforts all day Ions; of the life
boat crews had failed to reach them little hope
that they will be saved remains.
The story of the disaster is told with dramatic
intensity by the following brief messages reach
ing Harwich from the agent of the Great East
ern Railway Company, at Hook of Holland. The
first message was handed In at the Hook at 6:30
this morning, and ran as follows: "The Berlin
is stranded at the north pier. Her position is
very dangerous. There is a heavy gale blowing.
Tup? in* lifeboats are going out to her assist
The second message was sent off at T:"0
o'clock, and sala: "The position i f the I^rlin is
still very dangerona. The heavy pale is still
5 We have tried to takr- off the pas
sengers with tupboat nr.d lifeboat, but without
success np to the present."
The third message wes timed at the Honk at
7.2." o'clock, a:d reached Harwich at B:40. It
said: "The Beriin has broken In two. and very
probably will prove a total loss. Her crew are
•rd. Lifeboats find tutr? are trying
to sare the passengers.*'
The fourth message came through the London
office of the railway company. It was timed at
the Hook at 9:10 o'clock, and said: "It Is im
possible to reach the Berlin to save the pas
sengers. We will do the best we can. The poop
of the ship Is under water."
Then at 10:36 came the fifth and last message:
"'The Berlin is a total loss, with aH her crew and
passengers. Nobody has been saved."
No cause has been assigned yet for the terrible
accident, and It probably never will be known
how th» steamer came to miss the channel,
which, although three, hundred yards wide and
■well buoyed and lighted, is always difficult o? ac
cess In rough weather. It is conjectured that
some derangement of the engines or steering
gear may have rendered the vessel uncontrol
lable. Captain Precious, of th» Berlin, had a
good record nf fourteen years,' service. He was
senior commander < the Great Eastern Railway
Company's Beet, I«.e list of passengers on the
fated steamer wss lost, and all the r.a:"-'-'' of
those who were on hoard have not yet been
learned, but, as far as hr.* been ascertained.
there were no Americans among them.
Among those drowned wer* nineteen members
of the German opera company which had Just
concluded their season at Coverit Garden. One
of them was Mrs. Bertram, wife of the well
known barytone, Theodore Bertram, who sailed
for Rotterdam a day previous to the departure
of h's wife. The latter was delayed in England
or account of indisposition.
Arthur Herbert. th» King's foreign service
messenger, was one of those lost. He was a.
grandson of the third Earl of Powis, and was on
a mission to the courts of Copenhagen, Ft. P-" I
ter*burjr. Eerlln and Teheran, bearing important
dJsratorr?; tn the heads of the foreign offices i:
those capitals.
The , members of the crew, numbering fifty,
w*»re mostly.. Ens'.'shmen, from Harwich. The
officers, besides Captain Precious, were First
OffiVer C. Morale] Fecond Officer J. Wyatt, Chief
Engineer Bennant, four assistant engineers and
four stewardesses.
The np.-iin was a British steamer, built in
1594, 302 feet !ohg p.nd of 1.77."i tons.
The Berlin left Harwich at 10 o'clock last
n!pht. upon the arrival there of the London train
with the greater number of th» passengers who
EUbsciuently lost their lives. The steamer
ehould hfivo reached the Hook of Holland at >i
o'clock th*s morning, and would have proceeded
to Kottcrdanx
A great pale was blowing In the Xorth Sea
vh?n the I'.rrlin started, but the weather wan
do worre thai on the previous night, when si -
ilar vessels made the trip without mishap. As
the Eerlir. was entering the waterway at the en
trance of the River Haas, however, she appar
ently became unmanageable on account of the
forre of the wind, and was driven ashore. The
Bteamer truck about amidships, ••« hvr forepart
bful:e off and sank immediately, while her .-• ft • r
l* " could be seen afterward.
The waterway in which the disaster occurred
is a new on", on th«» north side of which are the
p?er and railroad station. The steamer rnu?t
have bec-r. within a few minutes of tying up
sfter her rough passage across tho Xorth B< ."
when she was overtaken by the disaster. Land
v.as only a •■..-. away, and except In be
roughest weather thosf; on board the Berlin
could ha*.-e been rescued without difficulty, espe
ctelly as the waterway i.i navigable at ail tides.
Tho Berlin was a steel steamer, only twelve
yenrs old, and popular with travellers to the
north of Europe. In summer she usually has
been crowded with passengers, but nt this time
cf th» y«:ar her average was about what it was
last right, the number being equally divided
between first and second class. One of the
inspectors" of the railroad who say the stea m< r
train off at the Liverpool street station sad
last r.!ght that he thought there were more
first <lass than second 'lass passengers, most
of them being commercial men or persons hav
ing professional business engagements on the
Continent, or else inhabitants rf the Continent
returning home from business trips tO Great
iluch difficulty has been r-pf'fflfed in ob
taining the names of the passengers, as the
tickets w.-re- purchased from many agents In
London and other cities, while some of the trav
ellers may have been going back on return
ticket?. The only names the company can i.<
cure of are those of passengers '..•/ secured re
(i( i rvt ; Ix^rtna, and tho company's agents were
csked to »e:i<l In immediately to headquarters
the r.Jiniea cf &.1! fitch persona. The result was
that (he Great Eastern Railway Company this
afternoon was able to Jssue a l'st of forty^eight
passengers who had booked berths In advance
on th' Berlin. It Is pointed out, however, i>. it
torn" of d <"••'• itw ■ :;ot have sailed, as travellers
cfiea change thtir :r!n<3s when the weather is
stormy. The name at one man who booked a
rttnlUiurd »/n fourth pnci>,
la it*!.- i Air Ur.«- ♦Urouc:) Pineharst, ramdwi.
tjjluniiiUi. Ja-uiacßi-iilc. O;»ce. I'.SS li'w.-.j.-Advt.
?>lr. Bryce Tells of Friendship Be
txceen England and America.
On the promenade deck of the White Star
liner Oceanic, where a crisp north wind pave
much color to his cheeks, the Right iron. Jamea
Bryce. British Ambassador to the United States,
ea:n>> up to the ciiy yesterday from Quarantine.
The Oceanic arrived too late on Wednesday
evening to dock, but was the first steamer of the
morning fleet to come up yesterday from the
lower bay. Mr. Bryce preferred tho bracing
morning breeze t i the warm temperature of tho
saloon, and while n few friends who went down
ay to meet him and the newspaper men
paced up and down to keep warm the Ambas
■ easantly on every subject sug
gested that did not have to do with political or
diplomatic quest
Mr. Bryce announced first of all that he would
not talk on any political subject. Ho said that
tho furtherance of the friendly relations b< I
the United States and England was his chief
duty. This task lie did not consider a difficult
one, because the two nations have been strong
friends for many years, and the strengthening
of th.- ties w;is i tural, but inevitable.
One of the reporters asked Mr. Bryce wh.it kind
of a trip he had.
"Very pleasant," said the Ambassad<4r. "Pleas
ant, but uneventful. One could not be other
than comfi :. a large sh'.p like tho
"Do you feel that you will like your new
"I know I Bhall, otherwise I would not have
accepted the appointment," he said. "I am no
stranger to America. I made my first visit to
America nearly thirty-six years ;i^.>, and l have
many friends In this country. This is my
fourth trip to America. While I regretted leav
ing my friends In England I feel that In a
measure- the void 'ied."
A reponer on the fringe of ihe group, who
unable to hear much of the conversation,
raused Mr. Bryce to laugh heartily when h
dressed him as "Sir James." The Ambaa
accepted the well meant co md winked
at the other men.
A.=ked if h» brought any special message from
the Kir.g to President Roosevelt, Mr. Bryce
"Whatever i asses between King Edward and
myself la a matter of absolute Becrecy."
"Will you pay anything, Mr. Bryce. on the re
lationshlp existing between England and the
United Ftates?"
■i hardly think I can add anything to ■■■-
sa'.: in my' speech at the Pilgrim Club dinner
before I left borne," he replied! ' Every on? must
know that it 1p England's great wish to be i n
terms of ih.-- greatest friendship with the Unlti I
B. I have thought of thl.« ever ..=!nce 1 first
came here, thirty-six years ago."
When a reporter referred to the present r»-'.,i
tions t etween the United I
■ador said:
"I don't believe there Is any chance of a war."
Mr. Bryce dismissed the Bwettenham incident
by saying that "the friendship between tho two
countries has been growing closer as long as I
can rememher."
Before leaving the steamer the ambassador
received a clipping from a New York news
paper which contained a dispatch announcing
that Sir Howard Vincent Intended to call to the
attention of the House of Commons the fact
that the ambassador's Falary had been raised to
$50,000 a year.
Mr. Bryci declined to read the. report, saying
that it was a matter of Indifference to] m He
said he was dec-ply touched with the cordial
notices the American press gave the news of
his appointment, and thanked the preps on be
half ... Mrs. Bry c ani himself.
The Ambassador bore up patiently and good
naturedly under the fire of a dozen reporters,
and by way of diversion he turned abruptly to
the rail and commented on the tall bulldlnes
In low ■ Manhattan.
"From Its sky line." he said, "New York re
minds me of a place in Tuscany, where there
are many towers
When the Oceanic was abeam of Governor's
Island Mrs. Bryce rescued her husband from
the newspaper men. The Amhnssa'lor and Irs
wife drove from the pier to the Pennsylvania
Railroad station and went direct to Washing
ton. Mr. Bryce said he would present h's cre
dentials to the President ns early as possible.
The Ambassador presided at the ship's con
cert «>n Tuesday night, I■, a l>r!ef r>.:ldre:-s he
referred playfully to th" American revo
lutions and the question of woman's suffrage,
He said:
"We shall probably read in the New York
papers on landing some Btorlea <>n several revo
lutions in South America, tint you will be pleased
to learn that there Is little likelihood ol th»-s<»
upsetting any of the European governments.
The question of woman' .'uiffrsLK" is a burning
one in England Just now. I wonder If the Kv.i
press of China will BTan* FuTrnire to the women
of hi r realm. I hardly think bo."
Anton? those ■ ho mi i Ambarts*»'lnr and " v T»-«".
Bryca were Sir Percy Sanderson, British Consul
General at New York; Cllve BayWi consul: Al
fred Kessler, Julian Bobbins. WIIH.im Seeds.
Third Secretary of the British Embassy, and
Colonel James.
Will Live at Stoneleigh Court Till Repairs
at Embassy Are Completed.
Ington, F< ' ■' Brit

i, v Mrs. U ■ ■ ■ • ' r-'>r -'> '■'■ '■' '- : ff Ili-^1 l i -^
,n. Th. v were-i station by E«me
Howard, couns**lloj ol ' ' r:if "
•I he Bml i I 1:1s wl c
I stone eigh ■ 'ourt, wltcre thoy will
n :i..- i!.. rcpaii \" the
:.., ! !.-i
Unofficial Returns of Chicago Pri
maries Give Him Lead.
<■> ■;, , . r 21 Unofflcial n turns from th ■
Dome, ". which were held t<
■ I) - Dunne In the
.:■• <■(,:;! <-: j \. Dunne i. j credited with <>'<'>
ites, ex-Ma r Hi "i ■ ■■■ ■■ h '-'■''
an with 62. Four hundred and
loian • lary for a choice.
c h Id February ~.'..
His Land Holdings Now Comprise About Two
Hundred Acres at Portsmouth, H. I.
f I!y T*l<'?riuli to Th« Tribune.]
Newport. R. V. Feb. 2!.— Reginald C. Vanderbltt
l.::s made another addition to his Sandy Point farm
in the town ■>.' I'crtsrnouth by purchasing th? ad
joining finn of Manut-1 Sylvia, comprising an
area of dJKtUt thirteen ..-a.
Mr. VaafierbiU negotiated for this land before be
w» nt to Europe in January, but the trur.sfor whs
r.ot ..;,. until to-day. With this addition Mr.
Vahderbllt'2 form ni PdrtEniont!i comprises about
two hundred acres: extending from the East Main
road te ■■■<.■ sborei of the Scaconnet River, and U
one of the largest estates on the Island.
Rockefeller Aids $1,000,000 Fund—
$400,000 for Domestic Science.
The trustee? of Teachers College, the profes
sional school for the advanced training of
teachers, of Columbia University, announced
yesterday an anonymous gift of §400,000 for a
building and equipment for a school of domestic
economy, and an additional Rift of ..... from
another anonymous benefactor for the neces
sary extension of the heating plant.
They also announced contributions from many
sources of $500,000 to complete tho -first mill-
Ion" endowment fund of the Institution. The
total endowment of Teachers College now
amounts to 51.073.fM5. of which .J"hn n. Rocke
feller ha:- piven n^nrly half. Indeed, Mr. Rocke
feller really started the endowment fund of thft
collegi when In 1002 h»« promised Dean Rus
sell thai he would give --.., for general en
dowment as soon as the institution was freed
from Its indebtedness, then amounting to
$230^000. This debt was removed in Februaiv
Be also agreed to dur./. te. dollar for dollar,
during two years after th» removal of the
debt, all contributions i;i <\a«h for endowment
up to §2.'»O.O0O. The collpctjnn r.f this amount
was announced by the trustees yesterday, nnd
this second provisional p'ft «>f ... • from
Mr. Rockefeller is thereby secure'!.
Among the friends of the folloije who raised
the $230.<X)0 necessary for tho removal of the
debt and the $LT>(),<Mti| necessary to secure Mr.
Rockefeller's second gift arc:
. ••
5. i • -
: - • ■ 5. 000

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The ...
of tt."

Utee, .ni i ■
The rest of i
L. M.i'.v for I:;- 1 Mrs
Peter I' Averj
for the of >'■'•'. i'A'Ji :■ om Mrs. Kei
the kit
i hips.
The gift <>f a domestic economy building Is in
response to Dean Russell's statement in his last
annual report of th«: needs ;md possibilities in
this field, Ho eald:
Great hh Is the demand for expansion In do
mestic economy, we can dr> nothing ore with
out a now building.
The most favorable site, ir, my Judgment, ■;•- on
121 st street; between the present main building
and th dormitory. Such a building should pro
vide laboratories and classrooms for cooking!
household chemistry, the investigation of foods
ani dietaries, sanitary science, physiology and
bacteriology, domestic administration; hospital
and Institutional supervision; laundering, sew
ing, dressmaking, millinery, household art and
design; and an extension of t!i<- present heating
plant. The o.st of such an undertaking will be
from ?800,000 to .-'■'■" Oil for the building and
equipment; and un much again for Its endow
ment; I i rust the opportunity herein presented
will induce some public spirited citizen to per
form a great social .service.
. in iiiia repi ii t, '■•■ i-'.-ii 1 :- ! the
i si hi, i,l it' attached t" t he col
lege, and 1 ■ rly ihe practical vie
fulness of the li I It would seek to dls-
Of that I • said:
ilnj? i.f t«- tchera, and
tic Bciem >• la '<>
train nen In Ihe si I
n ( he man -
The scientific founda
: , Is In II pen able i'>>r teachers, but tii
fessional ::■■ ijecta are most prom
inent In the art of combining foods, i inn
;:•!'! mi i! it- # >-: ient. i-i these respects our courses
will be greatly strengthened We shall provide
for more systematic Instruction !:i the selection
latlon ■! foodi In the form of dietaries
for tin child, the adult and the ge I, for the
i - unde • normal and abi
( ondlt • ■ icdent i ry and I
•a .• Bhall ■ lt< r i ourses In to '.<• i rom
mple lllustral i"- to tho prac
■ ,i- per-
Ing i equlrei ieni - and from
what a <hil! might prepi ■ . liool t.> tho
tlty needed t.> supply ;i colli l rmltory,
bot< : >r li ■i] Ita!.
•. Rusßell i:< in favor of uniting the present
tla and departmental organlza
ti na In domestic sc!< nee and domestic art at th ■
college, considering '■'••■ - taken up under
i;:.. two heads as belonging t-> one field. In
domestic science the college now offers a special
course In hospital economics, a part of which
. .. ;i devoted to hospital management, and
a half course In household economics dealing
with the organization of the home and Its adap
tation to modi m condltioi
A new i : ' : fessorshlp to be exclusively devoted
Continued mi fourtrcnth pan?.
Broadway, cor. »th St. Three great trains South.
Atlantic Coast LJua Railroad. AdvL
Will Lead Count/i Committee Until
After Presidential Election.
Representative Herbert Parsons clinched his
control of the Republican county organization
last night. Cm a . ©to which was regarded as
fairly representative he had 22.1 votes to 76 for
the Odell opposition. It is tho cor.f^n.sus of
opinion among the district leaders that the con
trol gained and clinched last night will last
through the Presidential campaign.
Unusual bitterness was ■ aus*"d by the adop
tion of nn amendment to the rules of the com
mittee giving the members of the executive
committee voting p-.^.-r commensurate with
th»* Republican vote polled in the respective dis
trlcts. and endowing the president and treas
urer of the county committee wit one-thirty*
fifth as much votlngr*power in the executive
committee ns Is accorded t-> the executive com
mittee as a whole.
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■ • c j • ty be
. nrrode I. It i I ' be only a
and buried
j look
dow ii on i in- i ran! tctton i tad thai they
are on I ng«*r on • i
•i i r, Republl an P
The i; >publli an Oovt rnor, fol
ple, in "ii ttte same train. The
; ! r>on be i I ng the
same way after this exhibition to-night."
Edward Lauterbach ■■ vein
pi their alleged ■ ' • ;:i\ oke th«
i •? . . i.i.-ni i ' i his head
: atun
• .i him.
1 1 Woody ard p r 1 of
ii. The '
ported ■■ ■-•■ meet ing, bui is i
Important rhangi the re
pori was !.;iil ovi ■ ■ bera of the
cotnmitte uld read the i nmendatlons.
There is t'> be an offlclal :>.-i!lo! at thi
and oi tlonal direct nominations of r.-ui'!!
dat< s.
As • ited, tl"- "\ cutlve I!'
hereafter to have voting power In executive
committee commensurate wtth the Repu
In tii •;■■ Thi i
vo ihe ' x. • utlvo m n Ihe 15th
District, for Instance, >\ !••• ■•■ there are elghi
thousand votes, (our times aa much power as
:!.. .v. eul Ive memb< r from th<' -d 1 M
where the Republican vote i> perhaps only two
thoui and. This ■ i 'is to concentrate th->
control of th< committee In al - nine
hi avy Republican districts.
ph Level son, ••:' the 2d. Bald thai more
, | ,;.; to the Republic a i l< ftdor in a
heavy Tammany distrld like the '-M than was
due ; > the Republican leader In :i hcav? Repub
lican dlstrici like the 15th ■ h He said
thai the Republicans In the last iw-> years had
done little bui "
in«. nt."
"The result has been thai we were beaten
by 140.000 votes In this eountj last fall." Ki>i<i
Levenson. "You <:m't carry tl for the
Republican ticket without the minority Repub
\ ote In the <'!:< rry Hill, Hell's Kit :hen
and the Blaughter House districts this bor
Eledley M. Green . a Parsons num. also op
the propoi : new <lis -
trirt leader. He said that he had mad.- ■ can
■ : his district, tin- 84th, and that the Re-
Continued un Mccnd pass.
I .
Wife of Chicago's Old Boss Shoots
Jr. li. Guerm.
Chicago, Feb. 21.— Webster H. Guerin, alias
Louis I m Art
at La Balle and V Mrs. Fl ra
McDonald, wife of Michael C. M
italist, who w.is for many yean the I
boss cf i 'hi
Physicians who attended Mrs U ln ~
nlght declared that s'.io had gone bopelessr.' in
sane. Mr. McDonald • '
lice station, but she did noi recogn i b
Mrs. McDonald became hysterii U after the
shooting r.nd was unable to niak>.- a eon>
itatement Prom what she has
it te believed that for somi I
tamed •
81] ■• ''■■ bef re noun Mrs. M I
Guerin'a ofl
entered, directed his
quarrel between Mrr M Donald and Guerin had
already begun when the boy left Within I
minutes the report of a - ' dyer was heard
when I
to Gu< rln's they 1 th Mrs.
Khe had mt ' of hi
the glass door. Her face w ■
from a nu i
Lorenzo Blasi, wl adj lining
:i the
■ ' ;
Charles w
he pulled Mrs. Mcl n ■
took th r her.
In the lower part of the building when ;he
shooting occurred were t-\ . en on th r -ir
of the
f Police- to invest
-riintr which complaints had bei
; several per
• .• G
i ::'.gs if the amounts
ted Mrs, Mcl >on
Mr« McDonald wa I " rison
. was
■ : ■ f no reason why

he ha to extort
Mr McD maid sal I tl

Hia wife
Assailant in Fight Chased Under
Truck by Angry ( roved.
George Walker, of No. 19 Van Brunt street,
Brooklyn, was killed by being run over by a
heavy truck In Fifth avenue, near 16th street.
yesterday afternoon, while try'np to escape
from, a crowd that was pursuing him. after he
had, according to several witnesses, assaulted a
pnss^nßpr on a crosstown II: h street car. a*
Fifth avenue. A !et:er carrier. Aloys J. Hart
mann, who was one of the crowd t:i pursuit of
Walker, fell under th<» truck also, and was s.i
badly Injured he had to be taken to the Xew
York Hospital.
1 Anthony 1 tandina
>>n tl

All the passengers en the platform saw the
blow, and gave chase to Walker, who had
Jumped off the car and rnn north t>n Fifth ave
nue. Thf> crowd shouted at Walker, and cries
of "Policet" attracted many persons on the ave
Hartmann tried to Intercept Walker. A heavy
truck, driven by Henry Vox, was ixolncr south in
Fifth •■•'•!• . Walker ran out i:u<> tht- roadway
In an effort to >ret around the truck and evade
the letter carrier.^but Ilartmann managed t«»
pot elos* to Walker, when the horses bore down
on the two men. Both fell, and Walker was
run <".er and instantly killed. Hartmann was
picked up unconscious.
K"\. the driver of the truck, wns arrested on
a charge of homicide! and Carrcll, ih»- conductor.
on a charge of being on accessory. Rassmussen,
the uvin who it is said was assaulted by Walker,
gave his name and address to the police.
Manufacturer Charged tcith Mur
der in Buffalo.
Buffalo, Feb. 2K— Following ;m Investigation by
the l>istrU-t Attorney Into the death i>f Josian Moss,
it manufacturer, ;i < '.;;irc.- of murder was to-night
lodged against A. C. McGarry, a partner of the
<i>:kl man. H>>:;s was found deatl in his office
on Tuesday nfternoon with :i luillet in his head.
A revolver, which McGarry admits la lit*. w;ss
t".>un>l beside Ross's body. The medical examiner
found that th>> bullet entereil the right temple, and.
taking a •l'uvnwanl rourse. lo<lt:.-,l near fie left
t.-ni' i.-. McGarry tolel t)'-- Mistti.t Atiivrn>>v thai
ho fent the revolver to Ross, McGarry also told
th« Investigators thai he purchased $3,000 worth of
stock In the Josian Ross Manufacturing Company
last Saturday, and pnhl V.r. Ross S3?O on account.
if this u rn $i-i> was In .ash and th>- balance a
check for Jl 1 *' 1 . sij?!>.f.l by l>r. Fulton, «>f Olean.
X. V. L>etPCtlves who w.-nt to Clean to-<lay wore
unable i" locate I>r. Fulton or any t>:v who knew
liim N<> trace of the check has heen found in the
dead man's records or "in th- bank.
Colgate Secretary Says Baptist Colleges Will
Net Share is Educational Facd.

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Annapolis. Feb. 21.— Mrs. Minnie Wlnley, wife cf
William Wlgley, a ■:'!••;■ lr> musical li--:r::t. • of
Baltimore committed suicide here early ihis morn
ing by iuraplriK from ii brWge into the Severn
River. She had been separated from her husband
for several years, and 11 li thought that divorce
proceedings which he recently began unbalanced
her mind. Her Uo:!y did not sink, and was carried
tiy the current a half, mi*
Kept Up Relations tcith White—-
Went Often to r,i)i Street House.
The ordeal from which the District Attorney
had persistently • tried to save hor came to
Evelyn Nesbit Thnw yesterday. In a scene
ev«»n more distressing than the one which cams
when she first began her story on the stand. Bhs
was forced to relate Inner facts of her life that
placed her in a very different light than th?.: in
which she has hitherto s!ion?. For the fir3t
time the breaking point was reached, and 1 .19
girl, whose wonderful composure in most trying
situations has been a matter of wonder to all.
gave way to tears.
In the cross-examination of the young wife.
tha prosecution has only one motive, so far as
the results are of importance to the case. and.
that is to Impeach the credibility of the witness;
to shov.-, if possible, by her own testimony that
while she said she told her husband that Stan
ford White was he author of her ruin there
exists a strong probability that she did not do
so at all. How far the District Attorney suc
ceeded in uoing this to the satisfaction cf tha
twelve men sitting In judgment on the case can
not, of course, be said.
The picture of herself, as drawn by youny
Mrs. Thaw in her direct examination, had been
that of an Innocent young girl foully taken ad
vantage of and persistently fleeing from her
undoer. Yesterday she obliterated the greater
part of this picture. With infinite yet kindly,
persistence Mr. Jerome drew from her that be
fore the fatal nic;ht, the date or even month of
which she baa so strangely forgotten, she had
been to many luncheons and suppers given by
the architect both in the West 24th street house.
and in his rooms in the Madison Square Garden
tower. They wcro suppers at which much wine
was consumed and II which many indelicate)
stories were told, she said. Yet, she insisted, she
remained Ignorant of the ways of the world.
Then the District Attorney ii her tell how,
following that night, there were many meetings
with the architect, at which their relations were
resumed, continuing, according to her story.
until at least the end of January. ir«»'J. Asked
why she met White, she could only say she
didn't know what else to do. "He always gave
me a lot of wine." she urged ■•. further extenu
ation. After that, until the fall of the same
year, when she went t.-> school at Pompton.
X. J.. she met White almost every day. but
pever alone, she fald.
It was during this portion of her testimony
that Mrs. Thaw for a moment broke down.
Others were affected, too. Thaw, the prisoner,
■wept behind his handkerchief; some of the
Jurors looked un?a"»y, and one or two women
whose duties cslWl them to the trial 'eft the
courtroom. It was the tearful tribute that the
sicht of a young, attractive woman in distress
inmriably bring*..
But, although th° sympathy of every ona
went out to the girlish looking witness*, hard
hearted judzrr*>nt realized that the strength of
the defence had been impaired. Th^ impression
left after her direct examination .■ - - that the
occurrence .In thr» West 2-4'h, .street housa biul
leen the only on« o? "the kind. Her testimony
of yesterday showed the falsity of this deduc
I.aie in t':e afternoon two other admis?tors
also weakened th-? value of her oir^ct testi
mony. First. Mr-. Thaw acknowledged that
she had pone tn the iMth street house with
Stanford White alone directly after the nr.3
"terribl3 nic'nt." when It might have been sur
pos?d that she would naturally hay? wished to
keep away from the place. Xexr. she a(!mitt?.i
that the champagne she drank before becom
ing unconscious, and which sh*» t^stif.ed had
tas:ed very litter, really tasted the same as
other champagne she had drunk on previous
occasion?. "I did nit like champagne; It al
ways tastn! bitter to me," she said.
Many questions were asked by th(» District
Attorney all tending to bring out evidence that
in the butterfly existence she live.l before she
met Thaw in Paris and confessed to him her
wings had s>> frequently dipped In the mire
that she could not have remained the unso
phisticated child her earlier testimony made her
appear. There were stories of lively suppers
at Berger'.-* restaurant, where wine flowed
freely, and of others at the "Tower" and la
the 24th street house. Mrs. Thaw acknowl
edged, too. that she knew Stanford Whit« wa«
a married men soon after their acquaintance
Cominsr to Christmas Eve. 1906, the night
when Boman, the doorkeeper of the Mndison
Square Tlientre. had testified that White had
threatened Thaw when he l»»arnpd that Evelyn
N'eshit had gone away with '"that ■ Pitts-'
burner." thf> District Attorney wanted to know
!f she had seen two men standing outside tho
stage door. These men. it developed, were detec
tives engaged by Thaw. Mrs. Thaw said she had!
not seen them, and never learned that Thaw
had hire.! detective? to follow White. On that
night she had pone to Rector's restaurant with
Thaw and another man and a vroman.
"Didn't you have t» be helped out of. Rector's
nt 4 o'clock i:i the morning because you had
drunk so much wine?" Mr. Jerome asked. **I
•lid not." Mrs. Thaw said, emphatically. "Didnt
you afterward s» to a resort in 27th street?"
"No, sir." the witness answered. She acknowl
edged poir.K to Thaw's apartments. "In the *0"s."
and staying tln're that night.
The panorama shifted to Eurcpe. The quar
rel v.-Ith Mrs. Nesbit b*tween Boulogne and Paris
because Thaw wanted Evelyn Nosbit to go alone
in his automobile with him, the couple's subse
cuer.t travels from one place to another In
Franco. Holland, Germany, the Austrian Tyrol.
Switzerland. Inly. back t» Paris and London,
were nil son.c over. Mrs. XesMt had been left
In London with Bedford, Thaw's valet, to look
"Was ycur mother obliged to tak? a position
In I.onflcn as chambormnM?" asked Mr. Jerome,
reading from ' Mrs. Holman's deposition. "Shi
certainly did not," said Mrs. Thaw, indignantly.
Then Mr. Jerome sought light on cable me«3a^c3
sent from London to White by Thaw. "Weren't
they signed with your ranae:" he asked the wit
ness, and she took refuge in the familiar '"I
don't romember." These messages wero sent to
get White to Intercede with the American Em
bassy In Lonilnn. where Mrs. Nesbit tad made
requests that her daughter be forced to. leave
The ill feeling which seems to exist between
Mr. Jerome and counsel for the defence was ex
hibited when the prosecutor asked the witness
cbcut lotters which White had written to her.
£trs. Thaw said she had given them to Mr. Hart
ridge. Mr. Haitridge refused to promise to pro
duce them. There were tart exchanges of repar
tee between the two lawyers, and finally a sub-
that made the Highball famous.—

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