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Taking of Evidence Ends — Decision
Expected Man 25.
Poughkeepsie. N. T.. May ML— Harry K.
Thaw's pica for liis lil»orty from Matteawan ln
**ne Asylum, where he has been confined since
Ma acquittal for the murder of Stanford White
an the ground of inanity, will probably be de
<ide<i by Judge Morschaaser on Monday, May 25.
* The hearing in the habeas corpus pioceedings
>r<iughT by counsel for Thsw ended late to-night,
sfser District Attorney William Travc-rs Jerome
of New York had made the sensational request
that Thaw-, whom he had called to" the stand,
l*>rmit his alienists to examine Thaw and jndge
of his mental condition, as heretofore they had
had no opportunity to converse with the de
Thaw was not permitted to respond, the court
Itself telling him not to. do so. The judge, how
ever, suggested that Thaw confer with hi? coun
sel, and that perhaps they might decide that it
•wn-uld be wise to grant the reojuest.
Thaw. V,'- lawyers. Messrs. Graham and Pea
briny. and Drs. Pilgrim. Evans and JeOtfre. who
had testified that Thaw was sane, went Into
the judge's private room and after ■ conference
lasting a little over an hour came back into the
courtroom and said that Thaw -would submit
la a personal examination, but not by the alien
ists who had appeared for Mr. Jerome. The
s'ienistF who should make this examination, it
was stated, ehould be delected from some who
had never a speared in the case. Another condi
tion -was that » 1 ■— ! nation should I~< re-
FTrict^d to a Simsl study of the relator and
should not be founded on testimony of previous
District Attorney Jerome instantly rejected
these terms, saying he would deserve to be com
mitted to an asylum b.iaisWf if be should accept
them, ■nd then the question 'ended.
Thaw was on the stand only a short time
before Jerome sprang his surprise, and answered
the few questions put to him generally without
much hesitation. The first question, regarding
the nature of the proceedings, caused him some
perplexity, but li*> finally answered deliberately
That he «a seeking the rights of an American
Both sides have agreed to offer no arguments
In tht* cs*e, but each will present briefs on the
i institutional question raised by Thaw's coun
*••'. at the beginning of the bearing; to the effect
that Thaw's commitment to Matteawan was un
constitutional. These briefs will be handed in
«-arly next* week. Thaw Kill remain in the
Dutches Oauaty Courthouse until the decision
i rendered.
Experts on the Stand for Greater
Part of the Day.
llMßßppale, N. T. May 16.— District Attorney
,i»rome called Harry K_ Thaw to the stand at 7:,V>
o'clork to-night. The young man walked briskly
to the witness chair. Mr. Graham objected to cx
-- : Ibjsj Thaw to-nig"bt. when it was apparent that
tb« cape rovl'i not be finished at fhis hearing.
XT-. Graham' further Objected to the proceeding
biaJß* !)<5 said it would pal his client at a great
disadvantage to have his case finished wiiile Mr.
JennM had the opportunity of an adjournment of
»-everal <jays in which to prepaj bis experts for
lortber testimony.
Justice M BBsaer. beat on getting as much
« • •■-» Ims i ins," ss possible finished to-night, was
r»>:y.-tant to adjourn at this stage; and informed
< <">::ns*l that if it appeared that the relator's rights
' s<i suffered because of th*- lapse of time between
tesjfVi b* would permit him to meet it with'
further rebuttal Brood
Mr. Jerome assured Mr. Graham that he would
Bik Thaw no questions at this time calculated to
sic his experts. Thaw nodded to Graham as if*
bm were, willing to proceed.
■ Mr. Thaw, do you understand too j.ro. ■;-.-> v.x
- ■ ■ : . Breceedmga you !ia.\e InitlatedT" aske<J
:<' .7. •-r,rr>e.
Mr. Graham objected nnd informed Mr. Jerome
that, the proceedings had bees started by Mr.
Pea body as attorney and next Mend.
•■Tou understand the nature of the proceedings,
Mr. Thaw, do you not?"
Thaw hesitated, then, turning to the lodge, said:
"I axn not a lawyer."
• ! ■'. you understand the purpose of the proceed-
K^sZ' asked Justice Morschauser. "It is an ac-
Uoa'to habeas corpus. Do yon understand what
that mesnsT"
Mr. Jerome then examined Thaw as follows:
q . Do yon onderstai I Chit they are to give you
(•rials rights? A.-The rights of an American
' ''r *lrWt SWJ understand that they are to give
*wi Qm rigM to come and go a« you please, A.-
Vs aa American citizen. It is to determine whether
J O -T^T understand that th« determination of this
<ju*«tsOTi r«Fis with the judg*-? A. -I do.
<j-Ar,fl yoi understand that '.«- has no power
to <Vc.Sde It arbitrarily, but must be governed by
The -weight ©I evidence.
"Th« »vi(Jenr<. taken here? 1 * aske I Thaw, and
.•- „ answered "Yes." Thaw's reply was:
•'I do." •
The eT^mination then continued as follows:
Q.— You base heard Dr. Flint testify? A.— Tea.
* Q.-To-j know his son? A.— l have known his
eon. but not Dr. Flint, until I saw him here.
&-T0- have heard of Dr. Uacdonald as a "V
•cisiirt expert in mental diseases? A.— No. 4 .
Q.-Now. Mr. Thaw, the Court must take into im
j —Art considerAtion the testimony given by doc
tor« and Hncy. those retained by me have ha/l no
cpwatuiiHy to converf* with you and thereby
*.c- of your menial condition. 1 ask you to sub
mit to an exsminatMn by them. Are you willing
Before Mr Jerom* had finished the Question the
ro-crt tcOd Thaw not to answer. Mr. Graham, of
Ises i <■ aaai. immediately objected to the ques
i»n, as taking an unfair advantage of the young
•The^e doctors have already testified that Mr.
Thaw m a- Incurable pajaaMsac.*' fcaid Graham? £
"Then let us have Dr. Ferris and Dr. Klrsch.
hsU Jerome. "They have not testified."
Mr. r^hajn protested that they were committed
•r&inst Thaw.
"The relstor-s rights will be rally protected here.
■ Ike cm set be forced to submit to the examina-
Si«ffl for Which Mr. Jerome asks: but I suggest
that then nar confer with his counsel. Perhaps
aaq jrsay AseMs that it is wise to grant the re
■ ■♦'•. raid •.)!«- cjurt-
Mr. Jerome eal<3 tliat he would not ack for th«
•"rrination to-night, but on BSBM morning when
Thaw bad bad ample time to rest from the etren
■eas three a^ye and evenings in court- It being
'ten f;xo tht h .<*» »^i taken unti! 6:45. Thaw and
ti« lawyer^ Graiani and rmalwitr vent Into the
Ju<Jj?*'s pHvat»s room to confer. .With them were
nigrim, Evans and Jfclliffe.
At >:i£ o'clock they entered the courtroom, and
Mr. Cr»iiairi said:
"The rtlator win submit jo personal examination
tnder i>j* following conditions:
"The court to name nix alienists. Alienists se
lected shall be those who ha\e never had any
previous connection with the case.
"The cot:ni*eJ for the relator and the District At
torney efaaJl fcgree upon three of the six to serve.
"Th-s expenses of tfe alienists m selected shall
** r* <( 3 <-<jually by the county of New York and
'he — lor.
"The examination to be restricted to a personal
Bbakf of the rtla.tor. and shall not be founded on
**"Umo!iy of previous trials."
*ir. Jerome responded that he was surprised at
the r?^gtlon brought Into court by opposing
«eunfc*l. He *»I<J:
*Ta« BaadBtSBBS are pi. h that if I ■hooM ' I
t<m linnet •■ §* **■«'►> ?>**+■
Restrictions on Wagers in Rig Ring
at Belmont Park Removed.
The Metropolitan Turf Association decided
yesterday to remove the restriction against bet
ting less than $5 In the big ring at Belmont
Park. John J. Cavanaugh made the announce
ment just before the first rat and hereafter
those who want to '?et $2. wi1l be accommodated.
Wins Wager at Odds of 100 to 1
Against Belmont Filly.
Charles G. Gates was among the few on whom
the gods of luck smiled yesterday when August
Belmont's Field Mouse, a 100 to 1 shot, won the
Fashion Stakes at Belmont Park after running
away and failing down on the way to the post.
Mr. Gates liked the looks of the filly and bet $'2Q
with "Morty" Lynch, the clubhouse commis
sioner, at odds of 100 to 1. and thereby cleared
up ?2.<*>i>
' It turned out. however, that "Jakey" Fields
was the biggest winner by the victory of Field
Mouse, as he bet $300 across the board and won
$12,5500. Morris Stack also won a good sized
wager. "Billy" Cowan laying him $2,000 to ?'J<>
for one bet alone. F. Ambrose Clark was an
other paid to have profited well, while Charlie
Heeney accepted the old hunch of a boy down
and went back in the ring- and bet (15 at 00 to
1. and thereby won S!»rm.
There were a number of other? who had twos
and fives on the long shot, and they were con
gratulating themselves the rest of the after
Chicago. May TA— The Chicago home of John W.
Gates, at No. r.944 Michigan avenue, was sold to
day 'at public auction, the pale being conducted
from the front steps. The house, which was at
one time valued nt S4/O.OV). was bought by Michael
H. Spades, of Chicago, for $65,000. Kfforts to s«»ll
In the usual way having pioved unsuccessful, Mr.
Gates determined to put It up at auction.
Saloonkeepers Get Tip to (lose Up
Tight To-day.
Police captains said last night that to-day
was going to be comparatively "dry." The tip
percolated (o the saloons in their districts, and
po^sip had it that Commissioner Bingham
■wanted to break some recently granted licenses.
It was said lie had given orders that the law
•must be strictly observed to-day and violators
watched for with unusual closeness.
'Woman Burned to Death Behind
Four Barred Doors.
Mr*. Anna Jievell. a widow, of Xo. 72 Car
mine street, was burned to death at her home
last Right on the third lloor of the building,
which she owned. She was preparing tea. at a
pas stove in the kitchen when her dross caught
lira. Her body was burned to a crisp.
Mrs. Revell's son Frank, forty-three years
old. v.l!« lived with her and collected rent for
th*> four apartment booses she owned, had gone,
io a thea-lre and knew nothing of his mother's
death until his return home.
When her n<>n was not at home Mrs. Revell
barred the four doora between her own rooms
ami th^ hall. I>ast nifrht she locked the doors,
and Bremen who answered an alarVn were al
most overt ome by a rush of gin"ke and flames
when they entered the apartments, nfter break
ing down the doors.
Explains to Oklahoma Legislators That in
Killing the Tick Must Not Kill the Cow.
! f:\ Tek-sraph tn The Tribune 1
Guthrie. <>kl:i.. May 16.— <Jovernor Haskell sent a
special message to the Legislature to-night veto
ing the Eggi-rman-lJavis-Redwine anti-trust act.
explaining that Oklahoma does not want to bo as
reckless as the ardent cattle tick exterminator,
■who in his enxicty to kil! the t?ck also killed the
He especially disfavored the section giving the At
torney General more power than the Governor by
empowering him to go before one supreme Justice
and have a receiver ai>p<>inj*-<1 for any offending
corporation without giving the latter notice. Ha
favors the provision for the imprisonment of man
aging officers of convicted trusts.
A bill conforming with Governor Haskell's sug
gestions was immediately Introduced by Demo
cratic leaders in both houses.
[By T'-louraph to The Trihunp. ]
Willianistown, Mass., May is.— A big rrowd to
day watched a feat of daring by Miss Emma Lord,
employed as housekeeper in the parsonage of a
local church. She permitted herself to be hauled
to the wary top of the steeple. 140 feet high. She
sat In the rigging used by the steeple jacks, who
have b<»en repairing the spire. "Workmen had
dared her to make thd trip.
Miss Edna Goodrich, the actress, booked under
the name of Miss Adams, arrived here yesterday,
accompanied by her mother, on the. Kalserin
Augusts Victoria. Miss Goodrich said she would
stay at the Hotel Plaza for a few weeks, after
which she would go to Berkeley, CaL, where she
Is to be married on June 10 to Harry MacMillan,
a mining man, of Goldfield. New "Mr. MacMillan
Is having his own troubles with labor difficulties
at the mines Just now," said Miss Goodrich, "but
be will Join ■*■ in Berkeley, where his mother,
who is an Invalid, spends most of her time. We
would be married m Goldneld only we. want to
have Mrs. McMillan present. We will go to Cali
fornia, so she will not have to travel to Goldfield."
[By Telerraph to The Tribune ]
Anaconda. Mont.. May 16.-The Deer Lodge
County Democratic convention, the first in the
Northwest. Indorsed Governor Johnson for Presi
'. this afternoon. Instructing delegates to the
Sw convention to work for a delegation to Den
ver Instructed for him. The resolutions pledge
allegiance to the principles of Democracy as
enunciated by W. J. Bryan, and in the next breath
pledge support to the Mlnnenotan.
m v T«-I«6Taph to Th« Tribune.]
nmiha. May 16— A majority of the Nebraska
Oimna. tbfl Democratic National Convention
d X lon record In writing that they will take
'■■"'■ ; overthrow the two-O.lrds rule in case W. J.
BO?" "■ Wo tO *-» 6?2 vot, B on th nr
rv,,,,. MnSilSil'l Bingham Issued Infrtruc
i I' to all Inspectors yesterday to keep ■ vlgl-
S£l£"t tor P *uto«p~i«r*.| At midnight more
IS, one hundred^ been arrested,
William Irving Says Captain Ed
xcards lias Only a Copy.
Although Captain niarles Kdwards. of Toledo,
came forward >>ome time a?o saying that he pos-
SPsßed the original model of the cup winning yacht
America, William Irvring. of the Irving Manufact
uring Company, Statin Island, told a Tribune re
porter la«t night that he himself had the only orig
inal model, and that all others were copies.
Captain Edwards said some days ago that he
would not give liis "original" to the New York
Yarht Club because of what he considered was
that body's unfair treatment of Sir Thomas I^ipton.
I>n»t night Mr. Irving said: "I'd rather give it to
Fir Thnma* than to have, the New York Yacht
Club own it. In fact, the last time Sir Thomas
LJpton was in this country I wanted to make him
a present of this model, but my wife dissuaded me
because it had been in the family so long-
Mr. Irving said that the mo.iel was formerly
owned by hfs father-in-law, the late Joseph H.
N'eleon. and that Mr. Nelson received it from a
man engaged in the managing of a famous actress.
Mr. Irving gave the man's name on a promise that
It would not be published without the latter's con
'This theatrical man." said Mr. Irving, "was a
hoy back in the 7<v s when George Steers, designer
of the America, cleared out th<> model loft of his
yard In India street. Greenpojnt. The boy was
employed there a* a helper, and one day Edward
C'ullen, superintendent. B ;iid Mr. Steers wanted all
the old models taken out and burnod. Th° boy and
CuHen, however, disregarded order* on Mr as to
hide five models and secretly tako them from the
place. The America and another went to the boy."
Mr. Irving then read a letter written by tie the
atrical man to Mr. Nelson several years ago. in
which he said he had found in a chest the model of
the America, wrapped i n muslin and oiled paper
and hearing the label. "Model of America."
Cullen told him. he Paid, that Mr. Steers had a
hard wood copy O f the model, and that may have
acoounted for his willingness to destroy the orig
inal. In this letter the theatrical man said he was
willing to make affidavit to these statements, since.
out of freindshlp to Mr. Nelson he had given the
model to him as a valuable relic.
Mr. Irvlngs) model is in soft pine and has been
mounted on a board and thinly varnished! I\>
pointed out last night the penril marks of measure
ment that showed through the varnish, and also
the holes punched in ihe deck for pegging and sim
ilar work of the yacht builders. Mr. Irving, 1n tak
ing it down from the dining room wall of his home.
In Ward avenue, TompkinSTille, remarked that, it
had hung there for years and his friends ail knew
of it.
"I would never have thought it riec-rssary to say
anything about it." he explained, "if It had not
been for the Toledo man's claim. T was going to
write to him, but one of our travelling salesmen is
going to Toledo in a few weeks, and I will ask
him to drop in on '""aptain Kdwards and find out
come of the facts omitted in the newspaper Htoriep.
"The. real question is whether the Toledo model is
in hard wood. If it is, then it is only a copy, since
nil the original working models are, made of soft
pine. I have no other reason in making this known
than to settle the matter, since I want to give
this to a good sportsman, like Lipton. or bequeath
it to a museum."
In discussing seme, of the evidence as to the.
genuineness of Captain Kdwards's model, Mr. Irv
ing said that Captain Kdwards had been quoted in
newspaper dispatches as saying a New York ship
builder named William D. Logan had given hin?
the model in IS^, two years after the America wort
tan ci;>.
- "Now," Baid Mr. Irving, "the time of th* burn
ing of the models and the saving of the America's
by my theatrical friend was somewhere in tho
70s. I have never asked him the exact date and
be did not mention it in hia letter. You will notice
that at that time Cullen, the foreman, who had
worked thirty years for Mr. Steers, told the boy-
Mr. Steers had a copy in hardwood. Therefore it
could not have been Mr. Steer3's copy that was
given to Captain Edwards in 1853.
"Shipbuilders hero on Staten Island who remem
ber George Steers say that he avoided giving out
models or having them copied. I feel absolutely
sure that this model hanging on my wall here is
the original, so I am doubly interested to know
how William D. Logan got an alleged model or a
copy as soon after the great victory us 1553.
"Since The Tribune published the story of Cap
tain Kd wards I have inquired among the older
shipbuilders here, and none of them I have asked
can recall a William D. IjOgan. My wife and I
will make affidavits as to how we. cam« by our
model and, as I have already shown, the theat
rical man will stand by Ms statement. At any
rate, Captain Edwards and I appear to a.jrree on
one point, and that is we don't want the New York
Yacht Club to have the model."
Nine Thousand Dollars Appropriated — Pre
paring for Morbid Crowds.
T,aporte, Ind.. May IS.— The. Lrfiporte County Coun
cil late to-day appropriated $9,000 for the u.«e of
officers concerned in solving the mystery surround
ing the murders committed on the farm of Mr*.
I-telle uunnfss, supposedly by her. and in determin
ing how Mrs. Gun.iiP.ss and her three children cam«
to be burned in their hou.«« on April £<, provided
it be proved that Mrs. Gunnesa 1b dead. This ac
tion assures the, continuation of Sheriff Smutser's
investigations at the Gunnoss farm and also makes
certain the plans of Coroner Mark for a chemical
analysis ot portions of some of the. bodies.
John Wheatbrook, at whose house Ray I>amphere
was arrested on a charge, of setting firft to Mrs.
Gunness*s house, to-night said that sufficient money
had been subscribed by Lampheres relatives and
friends to pay for h!» defence.
The restaurant, hotel and livery stable proprietors
are preparing for another big crowd of visitors to
morrow. The railroads are also prepared to handle,
an increased number of passengers, and it is likely
that fair weather will result in a Repetition of last
Sunday's scenes, when flftien thousand morbidly
curious (terEons visited the farm.
Helena. Mont., May I«.— Federal Judge Hunt to
day granted an Injunction restraJning Butte and
Anaconda Typographical unions from interfering
with the business of the Buttertck Publishing Com
pany of New York. It. was alleged in the complaint
that a virtual boycott had been placed on the pro
duction of this concern by many unions and the
Montana federation of I*abor. but all were ab
solved by the court save the two mentioned.
.Tuneau. Alaska, May IS.— The Russell-Davidson
faction of the Democratic party In Juneau won a
sweeping victory last night by defeating National
Commltteeman Williams and Territorial Chairman
Casey at the local primaries. The delegation
chosen to attend the territorial democratic con
vention here Monday was instructed for W. .J.
Bryan for President.
\\iy Telegraph to The Tribunal
Mlddletown. K. V.. May 16-Althou«h eighty-six
yeara old. Peter Lawaon. of Mongaup Valley, has
just taken his first ride on a railroad. He enjoyed
the sensation greatly. He came here to-day from
Monticello to see hia daughter. Lawson saw the
firfct train paxo over the Erie Railroad in IMS,
walking a long distance to witness the sight He
Is cutting his third set of teeth.
Lexington. Ky.. May 16. — A band of fifty
masked "night riders" Invarled the Hinton section
of Hcott County last night and destroyed a num
her of tobacco beds. They were supposedly Xrom
ptudleton Countjr.
Rough Rider, Wife and Servant
Shot in Home Xear Mataxcan.
Matawan, N. J. May 16 (Special*. -Armed
posses are pcourinp Monmouth County to-night
for the murderer of William B. Shepherd, the
owner of the Marlboro squab farm, four miles
from here; his wife Josephine, and Jennie
Bendy, a servant, who were shot at the farm
cany this morning.
Shepherd wa» a member of the Rough Riders
during the Spanish-American War. The weapon
used is believed to have been a Winchester re
peating shotgun owned by Shepherd.
It is believed that the women were shot first
and that Shepherd was slain as he was rushing
downstairs, having been alarmed by the noise
of the shooting.
The seven-months-old girl baby, asleep on the
second floor of the house, was unharmed. The
apparent motive for the crime was robbery, al
thoug-h a desire for revenge may have actuated
the murderer.
The police believe the murder was committed
by Joe Huron, a Hungarian farmhand who had
worked for Shepherd but disappeared about two
daya aj?o. Neighbor! said he was a surly fel
low and that Shepherd had so much trouble
with him that he intended to discharge him,
but Huron disappeared.
A man answering the description of the farm
laborer was seen at ♦> o'clock this morning by
Joseph Miller and Mr*. Charles Strong coming
from the Shepherd place. He was cropping the
fields at a lively rate, and when last seen was
going In the direction of Marlboro.
The house was ransacked from top to bottom.
Bureau drawers were pulled out and the contents
scattered about the floor. Trunks had been
emptied of articles, evidently in a search to*
Frank Zast^ra, a young Pole who has he«n
working on the farm only two days, carried the
first news of the crime to a neighboring farm
house. Up is now under surveillance. A pecul
iar story has been told concerning him. It 1*
said he claimed to have power to foretell futuro
happenings, and that* Mr. Shepherd had told
a friend the young man had predicted that
within two weeks two men would come to the
farm and murder all tha member? of the house
Zastera. said that he began hi* day's work at
,"i o'clock this morning and that he was engaged
outside until 6 o'clock, when he returned to the
hou?e. On entering: he saw his employer and
the latter's wife, lying doad on the floor. H«
ran to the home of William Wall, a neighbor,
with the news, and the latter accompanied him
back to the Shepherd farm.
Zastcra said he heard no shooting in the
direction of the farmhouse, and 'he police
think this peculiar, as Frank McDowell, another
neighbor, said that while on a bird shooting: ex
pedition, between 5 and 6 o'clock this morning,
he heard firing in the direction of the Shepherd
home, but paid no attention to it. thinking
some one was out shooting, like himself.
The body of Mrs. Shepherd was found in tho
front hallway, about two feet from ths bottom
of the stairs. It was clad only In a nightdress.
Near her lay a baby's milk bottle. It was evi
dent that she had gone downstairs to get miltc
for her baby and was returning to her bedroom
when fired upon. The first charge apparently
struck her on the left hip. tho bullet passing
into the abdomen. After she fell, it is believed.
.< second shot was fired at her, which tore
away the right aide of her face.
The body of Shepherd lay across that of bis
vife. He was fully dressed. It is believed he
was shot when half way down the stair?. This
theory Is supported n >' the bloodstains on the
.steps. He was shot in the right side and in
the neck. Then ho probably fell down the stairs
and across hia wife's body.
There are two connected kitchens in the
house, arid three steps lead from the. main
kitchen to the smaller one. Jennie Bendy 's
body -was found at the foot of these steps. Sh ?
was shot through the heart as she was about to
enter the. smaller kitchen.
Coroner Cravatt. of Freehold, took charge of
the bodies of the victims. Sheriff C. Asa Fran
cis and Prosecutor Henry If. Nevins were in
formed and at once set to work to run down the
Shepherd had f"ur thousand pigeons and a
large number of fancy poultry on his farm and
was considered prosperous. He came to this
pectlon three years ago from New York City
and Htarted in bupine«s> as a dealer in squaba
nnd fancy poultry. He was said to have hal
the financial backing of a. Philadelphia capital
ist. Shepherd was thirty-five years of age and
his wife was three years younger. Jennie
Bendy was twenty-seven years old. H« h"me
w^is in Matawan.
Frank Crooks, a farm hand, was arrested near
Tennent to-day. Blood stains on his coat and
shirt sleeves, he shhJ, were from killing chick
ens. These garments were sent to a chemist
for examination. Crooks will be held until the
inquest. Warden Cashion. of th« county Jail,
believes Crooks innocent. He says th» prisoner
went near the scene of the murder through
Coroner Cravatt and a Jury visited »h«
Shepherd home this afternoon. After view-
Ing the bodies the coronor announced that an
inquest would be held in the town hail at Marl
boro at 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
John R. Snedecker, chief of police of Atlantic
Highlands, reached the Shepherd farm with
two bloodhounds this afternoon. The hounds
soon struck a trail, which they followed for
about a quarter of a mile. They were started
afresh six or seven times, but after each at
tempt they struck the same trail and lost it.
Aged Williamsburg Man Surprises Physi
cians by Wonderful Vitality.
Patrick Walsh, seventy years old, fired five bullets
into his body yesterday, an.i.. although any one of
.hem probably would have killed an ordinary man.
his wonderful vitality has kept him alive. Two of
the bullets pass..*! completely through his body on a
direct line below his heart. Physicians at the Will
iamsburg Hospital said that Walsh has not the
slightest chance to recover.
Walsh lived with his wife at No. 33 Hooper street.
Williamsburgr. He was employed as a driver for
Colonel Andrew D. Balrd, the stone merchant, of
Wythe avenue and Perm street, for nearly thirty
years. During his wife's absence from the house
yesterday Walsh loaded his revolver and went to
the cellar. He fired the fir^ shot there and
ascended the stairs to the second floor, where he
emptied the remaining contents of the revolver into
his a&domen.
Baltimore. May 16.— With to-night's performance
at Ford's Opera House Kellar.. the magician, closed
his professional career. Fie Is fifty-nine years old
and has been before the public for over forty
Vent fOI the season May 17tii.
elephor.e 3144 Chelsea.— AdvL
Senator Xamed as Temporary Chair
wan of Republican Convention.
Chicago. May 16. — United States Senator
Julius C'jesar Burrows, of Michigan, was se
lected to-night by the pub-committee of the
Republican National Cornmitte« to b« temporary
chairman of the national convention, which
meet? in CMeejsj °n Jun« 16.
Other temporary officers for the Repuhllr^n
National Convention selected to-day by the sub
committee follow:
General secretary — John R. Malloy. Columbus.
Chief assistant secretary— B. Glea
aon, New York City.
Assistant secretaries— Charts Brooks Smith.
Parkersburgr. W. Va.; Ernest Walker Smith.
Hartford. Conn.: Philip M. Hoefele, St. Louis:
M J Tobln, Vinton. Iowa; Charles M. Harder.
Abilene. Kan.: Allen Hollis. Concord. N. 11.
Reading — Thomas W. Williamson. Ed
wardsville, 111.; George A. Wilson. Dcs Molnes,
Parliamentarian — Asher C. Hinds. Washington.
Official reporter— M. W. Blumenbergr. Wash
ington. *
Messenger to chairman — Stone. In
Messenger to the secretary — John H. Jackson.
Sergeaot-at-arms— F. Stone, Balti
First assistant sergeant-at-arms — Edward V.
Thayer. Greenfield. Intl. "
Chief of doorkeepers— Stephen R. Mason. Bal
After making the appointments th*» committee,
adjourned With the exception of Chairman
New and Serg^ant-at-Arms Stone, who will stay
here until after the convention, the members
left for home to-night.
Cannot Afford to Remain in Senate
Senator Alfred R. Page, otv» of Governor
Hughesa stanchest supporters in the Legis
lature, confirmed the rumor yesterday that he
did not intend to remain in the Senate. He
gives the well known reason that he cannot af
ford it. Senator Page said:
"I shall not go back to Urn Senate this falL
In fact. I cannot afford to do it. I have got to
get down to hard work and make money out of
my practice. I have learned from eTp*trien<«
that it cits a lawyer's income in half to he a
state Senator. I have feoH the Guvsiaur of my
intention to retire."
"What aiiout the prospects of the Governor's
racing hill?"
"I assume that it will pas?." said the Senator.
"The election of Wallace ought to give us the
necessary vote."
Senator Page think 3 that Senator Fanchrr.
who was mysteriously "kidnapped" on the day
of the crucial vote on the bill, but who returned
in time for roOcall, will vote as he did before—
for the bin. Senator Fancher was not renomi
nated. He is at present in Oklahoma, where he
is interested in oil lands. He is expected in Al
bany when the time cornea for final action.
Tivo Lonisianm Toxcns Demolished —
Probably Forty Injured.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
New Orleans. May ML— tornado swept
across central northern Louisiana late this af
ternoon, leaving death and devastation in it?
path. The town of Chataignier. on the Texas
& Pacific Railroad, 1.7-O mil»s northwest of New
Orleans, was practically destroyed. Chataig
nier had about one hundred inhabitants. The
dead at Chataignier are Henry J- Young, nine
ty-four years old, and Mrs. Thomas Young and
child. The injured will total a score or more.
Plaquemine Ridge, a village in St. Landry
Parish, was wrecked. Three persons v.ere killel
and a dozen or more Injured. Every house in
the neighborhood was demolished. A child of
E. Richards and an unknown negTO man and
chjld were crushed to death. Relief supplies
are being sent to Plaqueznine Ridge from
Friends Withdraw from Bonds
After Further Charge Is Made.
[ Bj- Telegraph to The Tribune. )
Pittsburg. May It).— William Montgomery, for
mer cashier of the Allegheny National Bank,
was arrested again this afternoon ■ barged with
embezzling Pittsburg Brewing Company bonds
valued at $125.(100 from the bank, the informa
tion having been made by Bank Examiner
Folds. United States Commissioner Lindsay
announced that be would be forced to Increase
the bail to $150,000. George E. Tenet and Rich
ard R. Quay, his bondsmen, declined to be re
sponsible for Montgomery in that son and, after
a fruitless effort to obtain other bondsmen. Mont
gomery was taken to jail this evening. If la
said that this $125,000 is included in the esti
mate of $1,350,000 taken by Montgomery from
the b^jik.
This evening Mr. Tener made the following
statement regarding his withdrawal as bonds
man: j
"On M«y 7. now t^n 1h;. - ,ij'. I became surety
for Mr. Montgomery, believing that if given an
opportunity he could dear himself, or if he cOUld
not clear himself h^» would at least render great
assistance in straightening out the affairs of
the bank, and that he would do everything in
his power to that end. This he has failed to
do. and I t:a\e t..-.;ay withdrawn from his
Somewhat of a sensation resulted In banking
circles to-day when the Pittsburg Clearing
House gave notice to all the banks of Pitrsnursc
not to clear with the Allegheny National. This
will force each bank to collect its own claims
against the Allegheny National.
The second charge to-day interfered with the,
announcement of the reorganization of the
bank's officers and it fa not known now when
this intelligence will be made public.
Will Seek to Interest Financiers in Develop
ment of Negro Republic.
A commission of three men interested in the
development of Liberia arrived hsrc yesterday on
the Hamburg American liner Kalserin Aassawa
Victoria. They are Dr. Garretson W. Gibson, an
♦•x-President of Liberia; James Dawson. Vice-Presi
dent Of the republic, and Charles B. Dunbar, an
attorney. They plan to visit President Roosevelt.
The representatives of th* negro republic mill
make an effort to interest American financiers in
the development of th.- rubber and lumber for
ests and of several mines said to he full of rich
gold. Mr. PnsJBWI said that one of the chief things
the country needs was « good railroad system and
■ direst steamship service between Ha principal
M-; ( pnri and New York.,
200 feet from Pottos Street Sub Station.
11 T. I'ewey & Sons Co.. 138 Fulton St.. New Tork.
5.1 1 for Him. ?> .', for Knnr. ■'"> for
Hughes, >; for Cannon. ••.' for
Fairbanks. 2>'> for La Follette,
i for Foraker, 197 Vn
committed and 22 Xot
Heard From.
On« hundred and tscenty-«!ght delegates to the
Republican National Convention, to be heM In
Chicago on Jane 16. have been chosen sine* Thm
Tribune's last summary of delegates elected vu
published, on May 10. Nine hundred and fifty
eight delegates have ne/w been chosen and heard
from. In eleven districts in Texas conventions
have been held from which nr> definite returns
had been received up to a late hour last night,
Disregarding these delinquents. Mr. Taft has
a comfortable majority of th« delegates-elect.
He, gained IK! votes last -week, bringinjc his
total up to •"'•ol - 4O more than a majority. He got
a solid vote from the* states of California. Orw
gon. Washington. Idaho. Montana and North
Dakota. 12 of the 14 delegates elected In Michi
gan and all 14 of those elected in Louisiana.
He lost one district In his own state. Ohio, to
Senator Foraker.
The Pennsylvania delegation, supposed to b«
solid for Senator Knox. was broken by a decla
ration on tho part of four district delegates
that they would support other candidate*.
Three, declared for Taft and one for Roosevelt.
Of th« 12S delegates elected during- th* week
Mr. Taft got 110 and itr. Foraker 2. SL-rt~*n
were not instructed.
William Barbour, a delegate from th» 6th
District of Mew Jersey, has written to, Tb*
Tribune to say that no resolutions of; any sort
were* pass**! at th% »>th District convention, held
on May ."► at Trenton. It was reported last
week that Roosevelt resolutions were passed.
Of the 9C»S delegates so far named and heard
from. 5111 are either instructed for Taft. com
mitted to bis support by resolutions of Indorse
ment or preference, or have publicly announced
in connection with their election their Intention
to vote for him at Chicago. Sixty-four are for
Knox. 91 for Hughes. +»'. for Cannon. 32 for
Fairbanks. 25 for La. Folletr». 4 for Foraker
and 107 are uncommitted. Contests in which
Presidential preferences ar» Involved are being
made for IMt of th« O.>S seats. Secretary Taft
has th« support of -V. 4 per cent of the delegates
so far elected.
The Alaska Territorial Convention, held at
Ketchlkan on May 2. elected as delegates-at
large l. p. Shackelford. E. R. Burkhart. Georg?
Shea. F. W. Johnson. S. H. Reid* and B.._A_
Dodg>. A seceding faction elected W. T. Per
kins. John G. Held. R. ft Ryan. K. W. Johnson.
Harry White and C. G. Wulff. Both conventions
instructed for Taft. Alaska has only two votes.
The California State Convention, held at Sac
ramento on May 14, elected as delegates-at-larse
M. H. Da Young and G. A. Knight, of San Fran
cisco; H. A. Melvin and Jacob H. iN<»ff. They
were Instructed for Taft.
Sixteen district delegates were elected.
The 3<l District convention. held at Oakland on
May 13. elected O. W. Reid and G. G. Halliday.
They were instructed for raft.
The «th District convention, held at Stockton on
May 13, elected J. H. Hehern. of Salinas. *nrt
R. Roberts, ci Madeira. They were instructed
for Taft.
The Ist District convention, held at Sacramento
on May It. elected .1 P. Wentz and P. Thomp
son. They were Instructed for Taft.
The L'd District convention, held at Sacramento on
May It. electeri E. 1.. Hawk ami E. K. Augu*
tim-. They wer- insinuated, for Taft.
The 4rh District convention, held it- Sacramento
on May 14, elected •'. L. Fteld and P. Bancroft.
They were Instructed for Taft
The sth District convention, hel-1 at Sacramento
on May 11. elected J. V Daly and K. W. Bel
cher. They were instructed for T.i f:
The 7th District convention. h<*l<i at SiM-ram«»nri-» on
May 14. elected H. H. Maybury «ad John K.
N"-rort- They were, instructed for Taft.
The ith District convention, held it > ...•rurrierir* .
on May 14. elected H. T. Oxnard and John Paul.
They wars instructed for T-it't.
me «;eorgia State Convention. h<*ld at Macon
on May 14. elected as delegates-at-larg? W. ft.
John.*>n, of Atlanta; Clark Ori^r. of Dublin; H.
I* Johnson, of Columbus, and Judson W. Ly->n?».
of Augusta. They were not instructed.
Two district .legates were chosen.
Th* m|] District convention, held at Brmwwic'*
on May ', elected J. W. Wilkinson, of Lownde*
• 'omity. anrt M. C >'i Iser, of Pierce County.
T'-.-\ were not insfn;ct*d. A rival convention
elected E W. Binkins. if f'amden County, and
s E. Monroe, si Brooka County. They » -»
als«» unirt3trueted.
The Idah/> State Convention, held at Wallace
on May 1-. elected as dele gates -at -larg» James
H. Brady, of Pooatello; B. F. '"►'N*>tL ■Warr-n
Trultt. C. C. Cav*naugh. J. W. Hart and E. M.
They were Instructed for Taft. . .
The Louisiana State Convention, h~:d at Xe^
Orleans on May 11. elected as delegates-at -large
Pearl Wight and A. B. Kennedy, of Ne^ Or
leans: H. C. Wannoth. of I^awrence. and Henry
McCall. of Donaldsville. They wer* instructed
for Tdft
Th*» Cohen. or 'Black and Tan." faction, at a.
state convention held at Neiv Orleans on March
5. elected as gat** -at- large W. li. Cohen.
Joseph Fa bach' r. Emil* Kuntz and B. V.
Bsranco. They weni not instructed.
Ten district delegates were elected.
The iPt District convention, held at New Orisons
on May 3 elected W. J. Brophy and Felix per
kel both of N>«.- Orleans. They were instru.-fel
for Taft The O>hen faction convention hel<l
,',., April 2fi. fleeted J. Madison Vance arv! Trt
ward:Toun*. both of New Orleans. They «>-r-
Tne'^l l Di t Ht l rtct d c.^nver Ition.1 tion. heUl at New M**""
on M v 11. elected K. E. router and C. ' WO
«or of New Orleans. Tb. were instruct^ .<->:
Tafi The Cohen faction convention, bflil <t
I i Place no April 06. »t>ltt In two section*.
o4 eK-tinK M. C Kobe and O. H. Thompson.
WD ,' xlw Orleans. urilnstruci«l an. it.
irß^k.;^ ?3aa wast
Parish r «n*d aT N. Boagnl. of Si L I^ndry Par-
Lh They tv*re instructed for Taft.
The 4th District convention, held at Snreveport on
viv 15. eleetwl S. H. Botllnger and S. F. bteere.
They were instructe,! .'or Taft. The Cohen
fartfrfn convention, held at Shreveport or April
r? elected S. P. Brown and U. J. Walker.
They were not instructed.
Th« Michigan State Convention, he'd at Gr*nS
Rapids on May 1-. ei-cted as dsl-gatos-at-^rg*

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