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HASTENS THAW TRIAL COURT LIMITS EXPERTS. 'Physicians and Nurses from Abroad to End Lay Testimony To-day. Justice r>ow:ing in his efforts to expedite the Thaw trial announced yesterday after a conference with counsel, that he would limit the number of In sanity experts to three for each side. Court was adjourned early in the afternoon so that Mr. Little ton might prepare the hypothetical question he Is to •sk the experts. While he Is examining the physi rtans and nurses brought from abroad the question ■will be printed, so that by the time he Is ready to read it printed copies will be in the hands of the District Attorney. Mr. Jerome probably will ask his experts the same question as last year, with a few changes made necessary by new evidence and the new line of defence. To save time each ques tion will be read to the alienists In a group. The witnesses expected to-day are those coming from abroad on the Adriatic They are three phy sicians from London. Paris and Rome, all of whom cared for Thaw tn 1903. and Jhe nurses who cared for him In London and Rom». T>r. Charles I- Bailey, of Albany, testified that he was called to attend Thaw on a train between Al bany and Hudson In April, 190 S. Thaw appeared to be oft unsound mind. His eyes were bulging and he kept mumbling to hlmsrir. Apparently he had not been drinking. He kept repeating to himself "Shyster, shyster, shyster." The porter had to hold Thaw while the physician gave him a hypodermic Injection of morphine. On cross-examination he said Thaw's pulse was over M. After Dr. Bailey was excused Dr. Charles O. ■Wagner, who was on the stand at adjournment on "Wednesday, was recalled. In face of Mr. Jerome's objections fce^toid of conversations with Thaw in the Tombs. "Thaw." he said, "never called Stanford White ty name, but referred to him as the "blackguard." that "beast,* or that 'miserable creature." He said that they were all trying to send him to a lunatic asylum and seemed to have great fear of the other alienists for that reason. He then told bm that th* 'black- . and associates were, engaged systematic.". in ruining young girls. He paid that White was the principal offender tod that he «Thaw) hid N^en to Comstock ••".it the case and that Comstock had not been able to do anything. He told me he had hired detectives to follow White jo try to ft evidence, but that this had proved unavailing. He said that White had hired thugs to follow him and he carried a pistol in New York to protect himself. He was afraid the Monk East :r.tn pane c- come other of these thugs would way lay him find kick him Is death." In September a visit was made to Thaw by the physician and Clifford Hartridge. The lawyer did not happen to have some papers Thaw wanted and the prisoner grew much excited and refused to submit to an examination. The witness then men tioned Thaw's fear of drafts and gave an ac count of his physical examination of the prisoner. Thaw's BSBSi would bf» ■ one minute and a few minutes later rise to ]■■; He could pronounce bard •words without difficulty and gave no evidence of jiaresis. Thaw told him thai he was not addicted to intoxication. Up to the time Thaw attended a dinner party at the tower studio he said he bad us feeling against "White, but in the following October Thaw said he taw Stanford White, meet Evelyn Xesblt at the etage door of the Xew York Theatre. "The girl was pood looking," Dr. Wagner testified the prisoner laid him. "ad he was ... to her. He made some inquirk-s. and learned •'.at her name was Kesbit. and that Stanford owned her. be •was told. He said that he remarked at the time that he did not see what sh^ could tad In Stan ford White, as be had red hair and looked like si monkey." EThe physician was excused without cross-exam ination. After recess the witnesses Mr. Littleton •want<?d to fiut on the stand were, still on the s ( a, and Mrs. J. J. Cain, a Boston milliner, with whom Evelyn Kesat* lived la the winter of ISM on the •upper West Side, was called. She said aba was in the next room when Thaw met Mrs. McaMt. In the spring of MR, and she heard Thaw offer to I marry Evelyn. "I heard Mr. Thaw offer Mrs. Nesblt a sum," ebe. paid. "I forget Just how much; I think about flW.OOO— enough to care for her and the boy. If f'.. would let Florence (Evelyn) marry him." Another time she was with them at the the etre when Stanford White came in. When Thaw raw him £be said his eyes became wide and star ing, and he appeared much agitated until White left the theatre. Dr. Britton D. Evans, of the Morris Plains (K. J I 3n*ane Asylum, was the next witness. He said bis Jirrt visit to Thaw la the Tombs was made In 1— — 1 1, TTTf He had a letter of Introduction from Thaw's counsel. "He meted! me with a nervous shake of the hand." said the phyriclan. "and a peculiar stare. I!,. seemed to be susj>i< ious of m<\ Tl.aw was very nervous, sad the words came tumbling out one Btfesr another, and lie assumed an air oi" great lm j>o:tanee. He Bought to impress DM with the fact that at was master cf the situation, ar.d was pre pared to tell me what my mission was there." Dr. Evans's testimony for the niott part was the tamo as that of Dr. Wagner, with whom he made ■even] rtslta to the Tombs. In descrii h - Thaw's C-neral actions. Dr. Ev d ns said: '.'He talked about This conspiracy of physicians and lawyers to send fiilm to an «-.■• ■ and all the time tried to im press me with the tact that he was n^t Insane/* Asked whet Thaw *aid about th* effect Stan ford White"* appearance had on his .■■•, Dr. ZSvaxdli replied: "He f-ud it made her pile find R trembling, and 'to t-hrivel up ineide,' imd White"* W gjiptarn- was "baleful" to her.*" ANOTHER TEST POR MISS LEWIS. Justice Carr Criticises Method Used to Ob tain Verdict from Sheriff's Jury- Justice Carr. of Brooklyn, decided yesterday that Hiss Mary E. I>-wJs\ who lived for fourteen years • the Hotel St George before being confined in Blooming^ V-, tbe question of wnose vanity has Tt>**>n pending bffore. the courts of Kings County for months, mutt stand another examination, this time In the Suprrme Court. The commissioners and '*• •ksrwTs Jury that invc Migau-d her mental condition twoucht In opposing reports. Miss L«wi is slaty- CM j>»»:» old. Ilf-r property is estimated to b - VTJrth abo-jt S^O.ooo. In his opinion the Justice says that Ttbere was a little too much of a hothouse process adopt* d to secure a vorfiict fro:n the Jury. The pros] of »pending Sunday cor. fir. od In tho Borough Hall was umnii to shake the determination of an average man. The constant Inquiry as to th« ir acts may well liave coerced many of thrm Into mere acquiescence. vh»-re BSreoaeßt freely arrived at was the result desired." The commissioner* stood L' to 3 against her far. • and tr.e Jurymen . to 1* In favor of her canlty. Grain foods contain the vital principle in greater proportion than other foods. If you eat right, your vitality vili remain at its height tor years. (jrape-Nuts foou is made from wheat and barley. It contains the "vital phos phates" that nature places in certain parts of the grains and is so prepared as to be quickly absorbed and con verted into vital energy. if \ou want to store up vital energy for the accom plishment of the greatest success, make Grape-Nuts a part of your regular diet • •There's a Reason." Read the book, -The Road to Wellville" in pkgs. BRONZE mPTRAIT BUST OF THE LATE ISAAC WALLACH. MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL. fWlHiara Ccuper. sculptor.) MEMORIAL TO ISAAC WALLACJL Bronze Bust To Be Unveiled in Mount Sinai Hospital on Sunday. A bronze portrait bust of Isaac Wallach, heroic In s!z<-. the -work of William Couper. of this city, will be unveiled at Mount Sinai Hospital on Sun day, at 10:30 a. m. The memorial Ins been placed at the'first landing on the main stairway and faces the Math street entrance of the hospital. Only the relatives and close friends have Been the bust, which has been pronounced by them strikingly lifelike. la speaking of the gift of the association to the hospital, Isaac Stern, who succeeded Mr. Wallach as president after many years of service on the board, said: "Mr. Wallach was connected with the. Institution for BBOffa than thirty-five years. He became a di rector in 1577. and two years la*er wa? chosen vice president. Two year.= !at< j r he became president, and retained the office until failing health com ■died him to resign In January, 1907. "In that long period lie was one of the most effi cient workers, and this upbuilding of the hospital from a small beginning to it."> present proportions, Its development as an Instrument for good in the • •nmnnmlty. wan due in a great measure to his fforta. AViillach's activities were not confined to • EttasJ Hospital, althouph he. was more closely Lb it than wltb other institutions. He wa« nn scttwe member of all other Jewish charlta . ■ organizations In New York, and all gained by Ms win counsel and by his experience in com munal affairs. Th<-re !s hardly a chaxitable organi zation existing In this city which haa not had the benefit of his advice In matters pertaining to man agement, and many societies which are now doing good work were organized under his auspices. "Isaac Waited! was a born leader of men, a iarpe circle mourned when be passed away, and this community, where he had been active for forty five yean, reoogntaad his worth." NO SUMMER ICE FAMINE EXPECTED. President Oler of American Company Says Prices Will Not Go Up. Although independent ice dealer?, who depend on several harvest* from s:ua!l ponds in the country chooses unless extreme cold weather makea possible several harvests before the 5 thaw, there Is no apprehension for an ice famine In New York this year. Wesley M. Oler, president of Urn American Ice Company, declared ;.■«•• jri.y that the present situation is exceedingly good, • ' u vest from the Hudson River and th»» Mr- lakes In the upper part of thft state, which will begin in a few weeks, will be ample for the humn;er consumption. Mr. Oler said that the company does not intend rease the pcioa of ice this season, and that no agreements are being made by which the com pany will oper :te In New Jersey or Connecticut, re porta to the contrary notwithsta lding. SAILORS GO HUNGRY AT PANAMA. Tugboat Hands Tell of Red Tape Methods Said To Be in Vogue in Canal Zone. I William H. Phillips and ten of the fojr lecn men he took with him on the trip of the tug boat Katherine Moran. through the Strait of Ma pollan to the Pa'-irio fide or the Isthmus, arrived here yesterday on the steamer Panatna. The men had many odd experiences on their trip of U.CU miles, but the red tape of the Isthmian c'a.:al Commission and the Panama Railroad Coru pany, which cam-*-<j them to so without food for twTty-nine hours when they arrived half fam ished at La Boca, was foremost in their memory when they arrived lure yesterday. They made the trip 10 La Boca In seventy-six • fty-three of which they were actually under way. The men declared that they appealed to the Istlnni.in Canal Osmmiwion for food, hut were told that the restaurants were under the Jurisdiction of the Pan road. The railroad officials shifted (nonaibUtty Link on to the commission, whi h : sent then son.--- black beef, which th< ■ ''.t to eat. Aft. r the men were transferred across t::e Isthmus to Colon they wf-rc kept aboard the steamer Panama and well cared lor until they arrive! hcie yesterday^. BISHOP BURGESS ON GAMBLING. Long Island Prelate Denounces Betting at Racetracks. After electing a successor to Canon Henry B. Bryan, of the Archdeaconry of Queens-Nassau, the clergy and lay members of the archdeaconry last evening listened to an address by the Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, Frederick Burgess, Bra* attacked racetrack gambling. Bishop Burgess said he has not the slightest ob jection to speed contests, and expressed the belief th.it no harm would result if tracks were main tained by legitimate gate receipts. He called at tention to the several racetracks in his own diocese, one almost under the shadow of the cathedral eplre. Bishop Burgess called upon his hearers to aid the government n his plan to stop gambling on racetracks. Canon Bryan, who Is in Panama, Is to be suc ceeded by the Rev. J. It. Moses, dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation In Garden City, as archdeacon. ALLEGED MURDERER BROUGHT HERE. Nicolo Bonano, a storekeeper, of Kingsland, S. J.. who is charged with the murder of Merino Carte on Christmas Eve, and who wounded De tective Cavane, of the -Italian squad, in a pistol duel /"before he was arrested, was brought to this city last night. Bonano turned the revolver on himself, but his wound healed. Cavane was not se riously injured, and has since returned to duty. NEW-YORK DAILY TRrrrCNE. FRIDAY. .TATTARY U. Wfc BLOW TO BRIDGE CRUSH. Opening of Terminal Extension Monday To Be Great Relief. By the opening of the new extension to the Man hattan terminal of the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday morning more will be done to alleviate the notori ous hridpo crush than any one change in bridge operation since the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com pany entered into contract with the city. The opening of this extension means that elevated trains of all lines will he run through to Manhattan at ail hours. It means that fully nine thousand moro persons an hour can be carried across the bridge In the rush hours. Hitherto it has been impossible to mn the elevated trains through in the rush hours, as the platforms in the Manhattan ter minal would not accommodate six-car trains used on the elevated lines in those- hours, and. in deed, the switching facilities were inadequate for the swift handling of more than four car?. The old local cable trains, therefore, were used In the rush hours, passengers changing in the Brooklyn terminal, resulting in great Inconvenience. The first through trains to be operated in the rush hours will be on Monday morning. Trains will be handled at the rate of one a minute. The platforms to be used in the rush hours In the Man hattan terminal will be the same that have been used on Saturday afternoons for more than a year. Coincident with the change in the elevated trains the number of trolley cars operated across the bridge will be Increased from 270 to 310 in the morning rash hours and from 300 to 320 in the even ing rush hours. This improvement will be mado possible by the barring of heavy traffic from the bridge in the rush hours. At non-rush houra the through elevated service will be operated under an improved schedule. The local bridge traffic, beginning Sunday at 6 a, in., will be transferred from the elevated trains to special trolley cars, which will loop around the bridge, two special trarks through the Brooklyn terminal having betn constructed for that purpose. These cars, to be run on a ninety seconds headway, v.-ill use Loop 5 In the Manhattan terminal, and tickets, the same as now use! by local passengers (three cents, tv.o for Ove) will be collected before, the passengers enter. The use of Ixiop 5 In thl3 way makes it necessary to transfer the Third ave nue cars to Loop 7 and the Vanderbllt avenue cars to Loop 4.. Work la now being carried out which will take the trolley cars over Sands street, Brooklyn, at the entrance to the bridge, on a viaduct. t RAIDS ON AUTO Street Commissioner Says Garage and Repair Men Are the Worst Offenders. The object of the Street Department's raid on unattended automobiles. Foster Crowell, the Street Commissioner, saiil yesterday, was not to make war on persons who bad pood reason to leave their n ; bines unattended for a short time in the streets, but to compel the garages and repair to cease using the street as a place of storage and repair. Mr. Crowell n>line(j the department's in tention because there had hern many complaints from users of machines who had r^ad The Trib une's report of the department's first raid. The man whose car was lmr°'inded on Wednesday ha<l to pay $:.*> to the Street Department to get it out. Mr. Crowell said: "Our bureau of encumbrances has hitherto per mitted automodiUsts to have thHr own way. beinc unmolested, tho offenders became bolder, until streets in the automobile district were seriously encumbered. The ordinance was especially vio lated by th«> garages and repair shops. This has got to Stop." Physicians and others who were, under the Im pression that their machines miKht be levied on if left in the street unattended were much wrought v.p when they re:id about Wednesday's rail. One doctor said that he might be under the necessity of leaving his car for an hour. In which case th^ machine Bhould be exempt It was explained to him that he would not come under the depart ment's ri:l<». There are three yards where machines will be stor.-d when tfiken off the streets: Kth street Twelfth avenue, lSOth street rui'l Fourth avenue, aiid ln Canal street on the West Pi<!°. The work of the department will be confined for the present to the so-called automobile <ii-.-ict. SHOUTS SUICIDE IN WALL STREET. Charles Bollander Throws Himself in Front of Truck and Then Tries Subway. Shrieking ■Til kill myself!" a man. who later gave his name as Charles Bollander, ot Him street, BloomneM, N. J. threw himself 1:1 front of a truck i" Will street at the busy hour yesterday afternoon. Jit was pulled fr< :n In front of the boots, but escaped from bis rescuers and ran into the subway at Wall streei and Broadway, still Bhouting thai he was about to end his life. Patrolman Roth, of the. John street station, hur- ried down to Bnd ti..' man acting wildly as a train was approaching. H^ to"k bun to the poll.-.' station, Bollander later was taken to th>-> psycho pattc ward • BeUevue. A loaded revolver and a box of fur! ridges were found in Ills pockets. TO ARRANGE THOMAS SETTLEMENT. Miles M. O'Brien, vi<*e-presldent of th* Mercan tile National Bank, and Henry C. Me, one of the temporary rereivers of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, have been appointed by the creditors of E. K. & O. F. Thomas and Itobert Maclay & Co. a committee to arrange the terms of the settlement which tho Thomas interests have promised to make. A third member will be added to tha committee. In settling the claims of the v;u-.cu*< banks and trust companies, which are said to amount to more than 0.000,600, it Is understood that Mrs. Samuel Thomas, V.. It. TUouias's mother, will assist BREAD LINE GROWS. TRAMP INFLUX KEEPS UP. Number of Bona Fide Unemployed Decreases— 3s,ooo Homeless Here. The Charity Organisation Society in a report ls sued yesterday, following an M* *»-J*°* condition of unemployed throughout the country stated that at least thirty-rive thousand *««^ c " men, a majority of whom are classed tramps, are now In this city. The most serious phase of the "tuition is the continued Influx of tramps who are exploiting the plight of unemployed woikers for their own use. /-»,«,. To ascertain the number of unemployed, tie Char »ty Organization Society sent circulars to all the In stitutions and men active in the work of relief here as well as in other cities. At the same time men were sent to the lodging houses and missions to gel detailed reports on the situation. The overflow at the municipal lodging bouse so far this month Is 1.136. while last month it was reported to be 2,590. Commissioner Hebberd and Superintendent Yorke have been vainly attempting to obtain additional quarters for the vagrants, many of whom are forced to sit up all night in the waiting room en the Charity Department pier at 26th street. The bread lines at Fleisehman s bakery and the Bowery Missions have so Increased within the last few days that an average of five hundred men have to be turned away hungry every night. The Had ley Mission, In the Bowery, was overcrowded a month ago. but It was said yesterday that the In crease Is overlapping the record made last Decem ber. The officers of the mission have arranged for an extra bread line. TVh'le the report of the investigator? of the Char ity Organitatlon Society shows the same figures as printed In The Tribune on December SS, it Is point ed out that the present condition Is In many ways unprecedented in the society's experience since Urn winter of ISO3-'9#. The Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor reported on January la that since October 1 !t had applications from 2,353 families, an increase of more than five hundred ever the same period of the preceding year. The number of calls from homeless persons at the Joint application bureau of the Charity Or ganization Society in December is placed at 2,?,'4, as compared with 751 in December, 1906. Of the applicants this year three-fourths are said to be tramps who have been coming here since last sum mer. Reports from missions. Settlements and the Young Men's Christian Association are conflict ing In Rome respects, but agree that the men who call for aid are largely of the vagrant type and noticeably from outside the city who were In no way affected by the financial conditions. The num> her of skilled unemployed Is now almost reduced to a minimum. The- statistics of nine savings banks show an Increase of 25 per cent In the number of with drawals over the same period last year, hut a de crease in the total amount paid out. Both the amounts deposited and the number of new depos itors show a great falling off. Many of these de positors are foreigners who have drawn money to return home, and others are men who have worked on part time, while payments have been made to laborers who draw enough money to live on every week during the dull season. According to reports from other cities the condi tions In Chicago appear to be more acute. The Municipal Lodging House there had 11.220 lodgers in December, while In the eleven months pre ceding 12,550 men wern cared for. The number of the bona fide unemployed this month shows a decrease, particularly on the East Side, where many of the cloak and garment maker 3 are again employed. Dr. Frankel. of the United Hebrew Charities, said that comparatively few applications for aid were received at his office during the last week, and that the situation Is be coming brighter every day. On February 1 most of the shops will be running on full time, It was saML SUSPECT WHOLESALE FORGERY. Harlem Police Arrest Man with Bundle of Checks and Look for Partner. After ho had thrown away a bundle of checks drawn on different banks and signed with the names of various Harlem business men, a man calling himself Theodoro' Latham, of Boston, was arrested and arraigned In the Harlem court, charged with having attempted to pass worthless checks. He had entered the real estate office of Jacob King, at No. 51 "West 125 th street, and presented a check for $27. made out to T. V. Berkeley, drawn on the Mount Morris Bank and bearing the name "Henry D. Cochran." He showed an identification card bearing the name "T. V. Berkeley. Philadel phia." Mr. King 6aw that the signature was not that of Cochran, whom he knew, and refused to cash the check. As the man left the office King followed him and called Patrolman Dwyer. When he saw the police man the man ran into an alley, where a person named Wilson saw him throw away a small bundle. Wilson picked up the package and was examining it, when another nian dashed up and tried to pull it out of his hand. A struggle followed, In which Wilson managed to retain a few checks. Dwyer took Latham to the £ast I26th street station. It was learned later that the man and his partner cam© to Harlem yesterday morning and rented a room Ln Bast 127 th street. They left their nultcases und went out, but returned after they had been gone long enough to visit several banks. After Latham had been arrested the other man retnrne.i hurriedly and departed with the- suitcases. The poliro were looking for him last night. Latham was held for examination to-day. TO BE LIMITED. MISS HEV7ITT FACES A REVOLVER. Pretends To Be Asleep and Foils Purpose of Early Morning Robber. Miss f'amiace Hewitt, grand daughter of tb"> lat« Ahram S. Hewitt, although only thirteen years old, has shown that slip knows the value of silence. ;m.l by her courageous self-possession when a burglar pointed a revolver at her head at 4 o'clock yester day morning she probably saved for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Hewitt, of Xo. li' 7 East Slst street, many valuable articles that the thief di«i not have the time t'» pick. "I was swfully scared and wanted to scream," she said yesterday, "but I wanted to t"l! papa and mamma that a burglar -was fr. the house, and to I Just let on I wan sleeping. The. man had a lantern that he flasii«^d around th^ room, and I couldn't see his face, because he ha>l something over it. But he had a pistol, ami so I k.-r t my py<s shut when be let the li^-ht ot th« lantern shine r.ri hip in bed. When the man left my room i heard him po downstairs, an'l I run up to papa ami mamma. Mamma, said. "Yon have been dreaming, C&ndace; «'Miie Into h°d with in»" . but then we beard s noise, HIM somebody was Jingling spoons, and papa went downstairs right away with his pistol, but the man hail gone." The burglary of the Hewitt home followed an attempted rohber> next door, ••!' tii- house of Henry W. Poo.r, tho hanker. Mr. Poor's house is In the charge of a c;tr» taker, and the movable arti cles of value had lieen locked up in safe deposit vaults. Kither be^a :ue of disappointment there or aa part of the original plan, Mr. Hewitt's bouuti was next entered by climbing up a ladder plscsd upon a ledge that ran under UM bathroom window on tlie second floor. The police believe two or three men were engaged in the robbery. The lo.ss to Mr. Hewitt is about $SuO in table silverware. * SOCIALIST AMALGAMATION POSTPONED. Leaders of the Socialist party and Socialist-Labor party held conferences yesterday at So. 191 Broad way with Eugene V. Debs. It was decided to post pone the making of a political slate until a definite plan of amalgamation had been adopted. The ap pointment of national committees to effect the amalgamation of the two parties was recom mended. "TJbWm the old parties. " gaid Dobs last evening, "the Socialists never hold caucuses formally to agree on candidates'. Kef ore th* national conven tion meets, however, we vill informally agree on the persons t<« be prop<w-d for nomination. I am leaving this dty to-morrow, and will follow ths last routf. of J"!;n Br«>wn. qoin; to Harper's Ferry tiist an-1 than t.i Charleston, in ord-r that i may ■writ* Urn story of John Brown bass a Socialist 1 juulnt of view ' RHEUMATISM 3LJ LaGRIPPE Cured at A retreat, near home, free from all the ills of Winter Golf, horseback-riding and driving. 500 hotels with prices to suit all purses and appoint ments to suit all tastes. Low Railroad Kate.-,. For illustrated book telling all about Hot Springs, write Bureau of Information. Tor railroad tickets and Information, call or address X E PALMER, G. E. P. A.. Rock Island, 401 Broadway, New York City. WE. HOYT, G. E. P. A.. Mo. Pac. Ry., 335 Broadway, New York City. DETSCH TRIAL BRIEF. Evidence All in and Arguments Begun in Philadelphia Case. Philadelphia. Jan. 23.-The trial of Andrew Jackson. Detach for the kllllnff of Harry Feriee. whom he shot in a boarding house in the north ern part of the city on the night of November 8. wag continued to-day. A Jury was obtained yes terday, and several unimportant witnesses were examined. The commonwealth's principal wit nesses were called to-day. Feme occupied a second story back room in the house, and Mr. and Mrs. Det.sch. with an eighteen-months-old child, used a third story front apartment. Ferree was shot while standing ; in front of the closed door of the Detsch room. ! When policemen reached the scene Detsch and his wife were found In the room, the husband holding a revolver. He said he mistook Ferree S for a burglar and shot through the bedroom °The police were Inclined to accept his explana tion, but in searching Ferree's room they found letters that had passed between **rre« and Mrs. Detsch and some suggestive photographs. hen the wife was confronted with these she confessed that she had been guilty of misconduct with Fer ree and that her husband had learned of It the day before the shooting. The authorities then charged Detsch with murder, on the theory that he caused his wife to lure Ferree to her room so that he could kill the Intruder. The prosecu tion asserts that Ferree was made to believe ! that Detach was absent, and that when he reached Mrs. Detsch's door the husband fired through the door. Detsch still maintains he mistook Ferreo for a burglar. , . Judge Bregy. who Is presiding at the trial, refused to-day to permit the commonwealth to introduce the letters and photographs. The Judge ruled that what was found in Ferree's room could not affect th* case unless the commonwealth proved the husband was aware of the alleged intimacy. Among the witnesses to-day were several police men who told of entering the house Immediately after the shooting. One policeman testified to the finding of the letters and photographs, and when asked what Detsch had said when he saw them, the officer replied that Detsch had said that he would not believe his wife guilty even If she had confessed to such conduct. The letters and photographs having- been ruled out by the court, the commonwealth was barred from calling witnesses to prove Its theory, and after a number of other witnesses were examined the prosecution closed its case. The defence opened its case shortly after 2 o'clock by placing Detsch on the stand. He testified that he had never quarrelled with Ferree, and that ho had bought the revolver with which the ebootlns was done as a protection; for his wife while he was absent from home selling pianos. He had never suspected his wife, and when he shot through the door did not suspect that Ferree was the man out side, but thought it a burglar. When he shot through the door his wife was at a window calling for help. After Detsch left the stand about thirty character witnesses were called, and the defence rested th» case. Assistant District Attorney Taulane ad dressed the Jury, after which the court adjourned until to-morrow morning. TWO CHILDEEN BURNED TO DEATH. Mother and Another Child Escape at Mediield, Mass. Mrdfleld. Mass., Jan. L' 3. — The home of Ed^in "White, of this place, was burned to-day, and his two children, Laura, ten years old. and Clyde, nine months old, were burned to death. The mother and her three children were asleep when th° fire broke out, and the father was at work. The mother was awakened by the crackling of the flames, and. taking with her a two-year-oM child, she made hor escape to the street. She then tried ln vain to go back for the other two children. NAVAL TUG SIOUX FLOATED. Newport. R. 1.. Jan. 23.— The naval tug Sioux, which grounded last week on one of tho ledges In >.'arratrans o tt Bay. off the entranco to the harbor, was floated to-day by wreckers and, towed to the naval training station. Sh© will be sent to New York for repairs. ALABAMA RATE ARGUMENTS END. Montgomery, A!a.. Jan. 23.— The arguments in th« railroad rate litigation before Judge Thomas <*i. Jones in the United States court came to an eitl to-day. Judge Jones took tha case under advise ment. Pending a decision the rate and regulation acts of the recent session of the legislators are held up by a restraining order issued by Judge Jones some weeks ago. WOMAN SHOOTS WOMAN OVER 25 CENTS Chicago. Jan. 23.— Mrs. Mary Maloney was shot, and tatally wounded to-day by Mrs. Grace Gars wick. Mrs. Garswick accused Mrs. Maloney'a young sun of stealing 25 cents from her and a quarrel followed. INJUNCTION DENIED SALVATION ARMY. Justice Newbui ger, ln the Supreme Court, has denied, pending trial, the application of the Sal vation Army of the T'nited States, the Booth or ganization, to restrain the American Salvation Army, headed by James W. Damn, from using tho rai ■ or any similar name. D. Cady Herrick. in his argument in supp-Tt of the ksjawtssa, said th« Dnffln organization had brought discredit on tho original organization. FISH BRIEFS FILED IN I. C. CASE. Chicago, Jan. OL— Counsel for Stuyvesant Fish to-day Bled briefs in th<> suit brought by Mr. Fish to enjoin the voting of SL2H shares of stock of tiv Illinois centra! Railroad at the annual meeting of stockhokk rs. A decision is expected on Febru ary CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. Mr-, r. Perkins, of * No. 60 Weal 4!>th stnvf. Identified as hers silverware valued at $500 found In the possession of George Glynn. a negro, who was arrestsd on Tuesday. Mr*. FsrkfeM said that burglars had visited h^r home three times ln tho List year. The annual fancy dress "ball of the Hasps* Club will take place to-night at Torrace Garden. Tim othy D. Sullivan will lead the grand march. The dance la scheduled to start promptly at midnight. An auction eale of the boxes has already brought more than Jo.COO. Postmaster Morgan has announced that a special examination for clerks and carriers In the New York Postofllce will begin on March 18. Applica tions for this examination may be obtained from the Civil Service Board at the Custom House. Andrew Carnegie has consented to address the annual meeting of the Hebrew Free Loan Associa tion, which will be held on January 3b in the new building of the association. (at No. ICB Second ave nu* HOW WU WAS 'JOLLIED:' Anxious About Bond, Had to Keep ' Him Pleasant, Says Barnes. Th« way to "jolly along" ah: Chinese official so he will not become too anxious about a lar?* sum of money due him was one of the lessens learned yesterday at the trial of trie suit brought by Thurlow Weed Barnes against the America- China Development Company and the members of the Chinese Railway Syndicate for OW,Wk irhlcil Mr. Barnes says he earned when he Induces \Tj Tins-fang to grant the syndicate certaia conces sions in China. Mr. Barnes testified* that after th* contracts were signed the minister becanje insistent that the JlGO.eoO bond promised by the syndicate to paid, and that consequently he was kept busy "keeping Mr. Wu pleasant." On account of the outbreak of the Spanl3h war the syndicate found it much harder to raise tas money than it expected. Once Mr. fM wrote: "Remember that this Is the first transaction yoo have had with the officials of China, and race you Inspire confidence in them you will without doubt get any other concessions with l*ss difficulty." Finally the minister sent the following messags: "Since your members are wealthy, they can eas ily. If they wish, raise this amount without dttH culty. and the delay In paying this amount leads to the inference that they *ra not ii earnest la the matter." Mr. Barnes testlSed that In New TorS In August he spent twelve days "jo! y'.ng tin* along." •Then." continued Mr. Barnes, "there cane t*s« hocus pocus about the organization of a new syn dicate. Whitridge. and MM suggested that tt» twenty-seven or twenty-elgrht members of the syn dicate he assessed K.wM or f 5.000 so that we could raise the $100,000. Brice said that we could get others, a3 Mark Manna, bad expressed a desire to come in. WXfridge and Wesson promised to carry along my two shares. Then came th* reorganiza tion known as the Chinese Railway Syndicate. I was forced out." Mr. Barnes said he had been told by Senator Brlce that he need not worry, and had been asked to go down to Washington to see President McK!a ley to get protection for the interests of the syndi cate in China. Senator Platt. M was testiSed, ar ranged an Interview with the President. Later ha was surprised to learn that T. S. Bcaty had suc ceeded him aa treasurer. In August. 130". the Chinos* jrover: back its concessions for $6,5n0,<V>9. SEEMS OPPOSED TO INJUNCTION But Vice-Chancellor Wants Testimony Sifted in Lake Superior Case. The witnesses whose affidavits have been taken in I the suit of Charles E. Orris and John T. Terry. *. representing the Canadian Improvement Company, against the Lake Superior Corporation, chartered in New Jersey, will be cross-examined before Vice- Chancellor Garrison in Jersey City on February ■ The argument for the petitioners was finished y»» terday. Vice-Chancellor Garrison said that fas) question before him was the credibility of wit nesses. The suit is for an injunction to restrain the hold ers of stock pledged to secure loans from voting it at the Lake Superior Corporation election. Chan cellor Garrison said yesterday if It wera shown that the extension of time was given with the under standing that the holders of the pledged stock would have the right to vote on it. he had Indicated what hid decision would SSL That was understood to mean that he would refuse a. permanent injec tion. lie continued Ms order restraining th- La**.» Superior Corporation from holding a meeting until February XL WILL NOT APPEAL RATE DECISION. Attorney General Says It Applies Only Where Dividends Are less than 6 Per Cent. Philadelphia, Jan. 23.— At a conference between Attorney General Todd and City Solicitor Gendell to-day it was decided not to appeal to the stats Supreme Court for a reargument in the case of t!i» 2-cent railroad fare la.w. which was decided against the state by that court last Monday. With reference Is the cuestlon of whether t=» decision of the Supreme Court applied to all th» railroads In the state, the Attorney General mads the following statement: In the case of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany against the County of Philadelphia, th* Su preme Court ruled that a I-cent-a-mi'e passes ger rate does an injustice to the stockholders ox that company by depriving it of the power of earn ing on intrastatp passenger business a fund appli cable to dividends of less than the statutory rate of Interest, which is « per cent. This Is a q-iestJon of fart as to other railroads that can be determined only by a trial in court in each case. • CHILD PLAYED WITH DYNAMITE. [By Telegraph to Tha TMiwna. ] Plttsburg. Jan. 23.— While playing: In th* yard about her home in Homestead this afternoon. 31* bel Nobell. the- three-year-old daughter of John Kswafl, picked up part of a stick of dynamite to which a cap was attached. After playing with it for almost an hour, her mother never imagining what she had. the child took the dynamite into the house, and believing it to be a candle, placed It In the kitchen stove to light it. The explosion com pletely wrecked the kitchen, but In some straasjs) way the child's only Injury was the loss of two lingers and the thumb of her right band. PAUL KELLY UP FOR "L" WRECK. Paul Kelly, the former motorrr.in. who is ac cused of causing the Ninth avenue elevated train to plunge over the guard rail at 5."d street on Sep tember 11, 19u>. was placed on trial yesterday fce fore Judge Malone. in General Sessions, on ■ chars* of manslaughter in the second degree. Kel'y'* counsel will try to lay the blame on the towerman. who is serving ten years in state's prison. K*t!y will bo tried for the death of Solomon Neu*rsss, who was one of the twelve persona killed In the accident.