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the point where she told of his feeUngs
when White's name was mentioned he
buried his face in his hands.
"Did you and Mr. Thaw discuss the fates
of other young women at the hands of
Stanford White, and did you tell him certain
Jerome Objects Again.
Mr. Jerome objected.
"Counsel keeps up this incessant leading,
leading, leading." commented Mr. Jerome.
"I must object."
Mr. Delmas reframed the question, and
Mrs. Thaw said she and her husband had
discussed a number of young women.
Constant Conversation.
"Did you and Mr. Thaw often speak of
these girls?"
"Yes; there was a constant conversation.
I could not possibly tell you every place
and every time we discussed it. He told
me something ought to be done about the i
itirls. I told him I could not do anything. |
He then said I could help him. I tried to |
get his mind on other things and then he
would say I was trying to get out of It."
"He said Stanford White ought to be in the
Penitentiary; that he got worse and worse
all the time, and something had to be
"You may take the witness." said Mr.
Deimus to District Attorney Jerome.
The moment of waiting for the prosecutor's
first question was interrupted by Mr.
Delinas, who had a few more papers for
the witness to identify.
Letter to Comstock.
One of the papers identified was a letter
from Thaw to Anthony Comstock. Mr.
Delinas read the document. In It Tnaw
described the 9tudio in the Madison Square
tower. and said it was filled with obscene
pictures, and should be raided. He also
described the studio at 22 West 24th street,
which, he said, was "consecrated to debauchery"
and was used by "a gang of
rich criminal's." He described the studio,
and said in It there were many indecent
In this building, the letter said, were the
famous red velvet swing and the mirrored
bed room. He inclosed a sketch of the arrangements
of the room. "Workmen on the
outside of the building," says the letter,
"have frequently heard the screams of
young girls from this building."
The letter continued that the place was
"run by a gang of rich criminals," but was
frequently visited by young men who did
not know its character. The letter said
that the place had been partly dismantled
mree years itgu.
The letter called attention to still another
house. The matter relatively cannot be
"One more question and then I am
through." remarked Mr. Delmas. He turned
to Mrs. Thaw:
Some of the queries and answers here are
also unprintable.
"Now you may take the witness." said
Mr. Delmas to the district attorney.
Jerome Sid Not Examine.
Mr. Jerome arose:
I will ask permission to reserve my
cross-examination of this witness until I
can determine whether a cross-examination
is needful on the issues raised in this case."
"We will assent to that," said Mr. Delmas,
and Mrs. Thaw left the stand.
"Call Mrs. J. J, Caine," commanded
Thaw's leading- counsel.
The Boston milliner took the stand.
Mrs. Caine is a petite young woman with
an abundance of brown hair worn in a
pompadour. She was smartly attired in a
dark brown suit and wore a toque of brown
fur. Mrs. Caine said she had known Mrs.
^ Kvelyn Thaw and Mrs. Holman, her mother,
for six years, and Thaw for three years.
"Were you in liXJS in Now York and pres
ent when there occurred a conversation
between Mr. Thaw and Mrs. Holman in
which Mr. Tliaw made a proposal of marriage?"
"I was."
"State what that conversation was."
"I was in the room when Mr. Thaw
called. He told Mrs. Holman that he
wanted to marry Florence," Florence being
the name by which Evelyn Xesbit was
called by her mother.
"What iiappened after Mr. Thaw made
this proposal?"
"I then left the room."
"Did you accompany Mr. and Mrs. Thaw
to a th^atpr latP In liHl!? nr MPlv 1CMVA?"
tu-ked Mr. Delmas.
"Yes. we went to Daly's and occupied a
White Came In.
"Did Stanford White come in?"
"Yes. he came in with three other men
aud sat in a box just opposite."
"What effect did this have upon Mr.
"lie looked at the box, his face turned
white and his eyes popped in a wide stare."
"How Ioiik did he look that way?"
"He continued to look at the box until
Miss .Neabit told him that if he did not
siok she would lake him from the theater."
"What happened next?"
"Stanford White got up ar went out
attd we remained."
"You may have the witness, Mr. Jerome,"
s:?id Attorney Delmas.
Mrs. Nesbit's Apartments.
<>n tn.ss-examinatlon Mr. Jerome asked
Mrs. t'aine several questions regarding the
visit to the theater with Thaw and said:
"When next did you see Thaw?"
"In Mrs. Nesbit's apartments."
"Were you in the room?"
"No; 1 was in the bath room adjoining;
but the door was ajar, and I could see
and hear plainly."
"How did you happen to be in the bath
"When Mr. Thaw telephoned up to the
room Mrs. Nesbit asked me to ko Into the
l>alh room so I could hear what was said."
"Did she tell you anything about Thaw?"
"Not then. Some time before she had
told me that Mr. Thaw was Interested in
Kvelj n."
"Did Mrs. Nesbit give any reason for
asking you to go Into the bath room?"
u;i ill fiho mo tr* Koar
Mr. Thaw said."
Wnat 1 am trying to get at is. why she
made tins rather unusual request that you
a<t as an eavesdropper?"
Mr. Iflmas was on his feet with an objection.
Several Exceptions.
"I object and desire to note an cxcepttoa
on the ground ot misconduct of the district
"Well." said Mr. Jerome. "It Is unusual?"
"1 protest and note another exception on
the name ground," broke in Mr. Delmas.
Well?all right. I'll go at it another way.
Airs. Caine did not you consider it an unusual
"I did r.ot consider it at all."
"All that happened was that some time
be-fore Mrs. Nenbit told you that Thaw was
Interested in Florence, and when he telephoned
up all she said was to ask you to go
into the bath room and listen?"
"What did Thaw say first?"
I rl.in't r^m^mh^r "
I The Settlements.
"Well, wlist do you remember of the eonvenation?"
I "He told Mr*. Nesbit something About bis
desire to send Florence to Europe, and said
if she would marry him he would settle
enough on Mrs. Nesbit and Howard to keep
them forever. Mrs. Nesbit said she would
try and fix it so Florence would accept
Mr. Delma.s noted many exceptions, declaring
the movements of young Mrs.
Thaw's mother could not constitute evtdence
against the defendant.
"Did Mrs. Evelyn Thaw tell you that her
mother was not on the second trip to Europe?"
finally asked Mr. Jerome.
"She did not." replied the witness.
"Did vou see Mrs. TJiaw's motner in inis
country while her daughter was in Europe
in liXM?"
"Yes. once here in New York."
"Had there been any discussion as to
whether his intentions were or were not
"What next did Mrs. Nesbit say?"
"She said she wanted me to help her to
induce Evelyn to take Mr. Thaw as a husband."
Question of Credibility.
Mr. Jerome pursued his questioning at
great length, asking Mrs. Calne to detail
every time she saw and talked with either
Evelyn Thaw or her mother or Thaw himself.
He endeavored to bring out the fact
from the wltnf-ss that on the second trip
Harry Thaw and Evelyn made to Europe
Evelyn's mother did not accompany them.
This was in 1904. Mr. Delmas objected
strenuously to this line of cross-examinatlon,
but Justice Fitzgerald upheld the district
attorney, who declared he was not
indirectly attacking the credibility of Mrs.
Thaw, but was testing the credibility of
the witness. Mrs. Calne.
Mr. Delmas noted many exceptions, etc.
"Where did Miss Nesbit then live?"
"In 91st street most of the time; part of
the time at the Gregorian in 37th street."
The house in 91st street was, the witness
said, a private house. Besides the Nesbits
and Thaw, she saw no one there but the
Question of Residence.
"Did Miss Nesbit live for a time at the
"Not that I know of."
Mrs. Caine explained that she often
dined with Miss Nesbit. They usually
went to the St. Regis. The witness knew
several restaurants specified by the district
attorney, but said she did not know
"During this time did you ever have conversations
with Mr. Thaw?"
Mr. Delmas" objection to her telling of
these conversations was upheld.
The witness never had any pecuniary
dealings with Mr. or Mrs. Thaw.
wr - ? ?r 3 _
war 01 wurus.
"During the two months you and Miss
Nesbit were so much together, and you so
often saw Mr. Thaw, do you know where
he lived?' asked Mr. Jerome.
"You never heard?"
"You had read in the papers about th*
Hotel Cumberland?"
Mr. Delmas objected.
Mr. Jerome explained to the court that he
had a right to ask the questions in an attempt
to show, if possible, that the witness
had not told all she knew, or that she
was mistaken.
After a wordy war between the lawyers
Mr. Delmas withdrew his objection, and
Mrs. Caine said she had read of the Cum
Lived Together.
"When this Cumberland episode occurred
where were you?" asked Mr. Jerome of
Mrs. Calne.
Mr. Delmas objected to the use of the
word "episode," declaring there was no
such thing in the testimony.
"I went to live with Florence."
"In Ulst street.''
"Who suggested your going?"
"Nobody; I went of my own will to take
care of Florence."
"Did she ask you to go?"
"No. She came to the department store
where I was working late one afternoon
and I told her I was about to take an
apartment and asked her to come and live
with me. We looked up advertisements In
the paper, found the 91st street apartment
and started there that night. It was a
furnished apartment."
"Did Thaw go with you to look at the
"Whose name did you give in taking the
"My own name."
"What name did Miss Nesbit give?"
"She did not give any. It wasn't necessary."
At this point the luncheon recess until 2
o'clock was ordered.
Jerome Shows His Teeth Frequent*}
to Thaw's Lawyers.
NEW YORK, February ll?.-Immediately
after recess yesterday Dr. Evans was again
called to the stand, temporarily replacing
Dr. Wagner. The witness was shown
Thaw's will and examined it in silence for
some time.
After Dr. Evans had finished reading the
codicil to the will Mr. Delmas asked:
"Doctor, are the names mentioned in this
codicil the same as those you have testified
Mr. Thaw gave you as victims of Stanford
White's practices?"
Mr. Jerome objected to the question, on
the ground that it was an attempt to get
into evidence the contents of a paper for
the introduction of which there hau been
no foundation laid.
"I object to this idle, scandalous talk "
began Mr. Jerome, but he was interrupted
by Mr. Delmas. who objected and took exception
to the statement and asked that It
be noted that the exception was due to the
misconduct of the district attorney.
"I am not talking to the jury," said
Mr. Jerome. "I am talking to the court.
We have twelve intelligent men here and
thov urn nnt trc\\r\tr to t hia naua r\w*
the talk of counsel."
"I object," repeated Mr. Delmas, "to the
learned district attorney referring to this
codicil or tliis will as containing scan^l."
"Whether ther are true or not, this will
contains statements of scandal," again asserted
Delmas' Hot Betort.
"I object," repeated Mr. Delmas, in a
firm tone.
"I think we had better get back to the
question." suggested Justice Fitzgerald, In
a conciliatory tone. I understand the question
is open to objection on the ground
that it is an attempt to get something
indirectly Into the record."
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i aui idjii'B iwuuuaiiuii tut 1110 utitmate
purpose of offering this will In evidence,"
said Mr. Delo\as.
"My object is to identify these names
without making them public. If the district
attorney insists X will have Dr. Evans state
the names, but it is not my disposition to
do so."
"I see a way nut of all this," said Mr.
Jerome. In a voice which displayed Irritability.
"Let them ask this witness if
Thaw was craiy when he made the will,
and then let thf>m put the will in. If the
court shall hold it to be cumulative evidence,
and. therefore, admissible."
"I intended following that course," said
Mr. Delmas.
Dr. Erans was excused, and Dr. Graeme
M. Hammond, another of the defendant's
alienists, was called. Before Dr. Hammond
was sworn, however, Mr. Delmas changed
his mind, and had Dr. Evans once more
Dr. Evans was shown the Thaw will, and
asked If he had ever seen it before. He
sutid he had not. but he had seen what purported
to be a copy of It. Mr. Delmas
aaboH Mr tn patina that tonnv
made In the district attorney's office was
"I don't concede anything," said Mr.
Jerome. "It is an outrage, I say. to bring
a man here, after seven months' preparation
of this ease. and fritter<away the time
of the court In reading documents."
"It iu your privilege not to concede anything,
not even common courtesy," was
Mr. Delmas' reply.
"I am exercising my privilege." snapped
Mr. Jerome.
Dr. Evans then proceeded to read the
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Jerome Opens Hla Battery.
When Dr. Evani had finished reading the
original will Mr. Delmas asked:
"Can you state whether Mr. Thaw, at the
time of executing the will and the codicil,
was of sound or unsound mind, taking all
Iyou Know or me case mio consideration; i
Mr. Jerome interposed a technical objec- J
Hon to Mr. Delmas' method of Indicating
what he termed "defendant'* exhibits A and
the time of his visits to him in the Tombs.
Mr. Jerome began a cross-examination of
> for Identification."
This necessitated a re framing of the question
. Then Dr. Evans answered:
"It Is my opinion that 1 e was not of
sound mind."
Dr. Evans said he found indicated In the
will the same form of Insanity as he found
in the defendant at the time of his visits to
him in TnmKa
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Mr. Jerome began a cross-examination of
the witness as to the will. He had Dr.
Evans repeat that he found the same form
of insanity in the will as in the defendant.
"What form of insanity is it known a??"
snapped Mr. Jerome.
"That would depend upon the classifle- ."
said Dr. Evans. "I would call It developmental
"Was it paranoia?"
"Were the delusions which you observed
during your first three vfsits to Thaw systematized
or not systematized?"
"They were in a measure systematized."
"Were they systematized or not systematized?"
repeated Mr. Jerome sharply.
"They were not altogether systematized."
"In what respect were the delusions not
Dr. Evans began a long answer in which
he referred to the conversations he had
with Thaw. Mr. Jerome objected and stopped
him. Mr. Delmas at once insisted that
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to allow him to continue, and by consent
the entire answer was stricken out and Dr.
Evans was asked the question again.
Systematized Delusions.
"He 8liifted from one delusive idea to another."
"Can you state one delusion that was not
connected with what might be termed th*s
narmt delusion about Stanford White and
parent delusion," said Mr. Jerome.
"There waa hia delusion that reputable
lawyers and physicians were in a conspiracy
to railroad him aft to an asylum."
"Yes; but that was connected with the
the parent delusion," said Mr. Jerome.
"I would consider it as largely independent.
I could see no reason why he should
connect me with any conspiracy against
"Did he?"
"No; but he was suspicious of me and!
"Wasn't that a systematized delusion?"
"It might be taken that way."
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systematized delusions?"
"Paranoic Insanity."
"Does the will and codicil show systematized
"What delusion?"
"A delusion which showed he believed he
was the subject of persecution; that he was
being hunted down."
"Was there a parent delusion in the will
or codicil regarding Stanford White?"
Dr. Evans pickcd up the will.
"Walt, called out Mr. Jerome. "I object
to your looking at those documents; you
have seen them and have testified to them."
Mr. Delmas said Dr. Evans had the right
to look over the papers and was sustained.
He handed the will to Dr. Evans.
"Now I withdraw my question," said Mr.
"Then we withdraw our papers." said Mr.
"Doctor, without re-reading these papers,
can you state whether or not there is a
parent delusion regarding White?"
"I don't say that there is?but there is a
delusion both in the will and the codicil."
"That Is not an answer."
Mr. Jerome asked the question over and
over again.
Mr. Delmas objected to Mr. Jerome's
course. "I do not think he has the right to
continue this simply because the witness
does not answer as the 'district attorney
wants him to," he said.
"He has answered as I wanted."
"Why do you keep repeating it then?"
asked Mr. Delmas.
"Because I don't want Mm to faH Into
a hole without seeing the hole." There
was a general laugh.
Mr. Jerome then asked again If the
will or codicil showed a parent delusion.
"I can't say that it is a parent delusion
"Do you know what a parent delusion
"Then, do you find it In this will or
"I cannot subscribe to it as a parent
delusion: there is an apparent delusion?
a well-defined delusion.
"Can't you tell whether It is a parent
delusion?" repeated Mr. Jerome.
"I canot say whether it is or not."
'Why didn't you say so before I asked
you a question half a dozen times?"
''And the witness replied half a dozen
times." interrupted Mr. Delmas.
$50,000 to Hunt Assassin.
"When was the will executed?" asked
Mr. Jerome.
"In 1905."
"How did you find that out?"
"I heard it referred to here by you
and the others."
"Do you know when the codicil was
"I assume at about the same time.**
"The will bears its own date," suggested
Mr. Delmas.
"I know it does; but this witness says
he assumes the date. That shows how
carelessly he read it."
Dr. Evans started to read.
"Don't do that," commanded Mr. Jerome.
"You told me to," said Dr. Evans.
"I did not."
Justice Fitzgerald ordered the original
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witness had the right to read from the
will in replying to the question.
Dr. Evans then read what he called
paragraph 8. It provided, in part:
"In case I die other than a natural
death, or if any suspicion attaches to my
taking off. or if I should be made away
with, I direct that my executors shall
immediately set aside the sum of $50,000
for an investigation of the circumstances
and for the prosecution of the guilty
If additional sums were needed the executors
were directed to use them.
"Is that an unsystematized delusion?"
asked Mr. Jerome.
"One statement does not make a system,"
retorted Dr. Evans.
jEvans scores on Jerome.
"Can you point out any unsystematized
"I am not able to say "
"What are you able to say?" interrupted
Mr. Jerome.
"There are a good many things I am
able to say that I am not permitted to
say," replied ttte witness.
"What are you able to say as to unsystematized
"The provision in the will which I read
is such a delusion."
"What ?! ??" ?
"I see in these documents evidence of Insane
delusions. They show delusions that
are evidences of an unsound mind," said
Dr. Evans.
Mr. Delmas, when Mr. Jerome finished
with this preliminary cross-examination,
offered the codicil in evidence.
Mr. Jerome objected to the introduction
of the document.
"There Is tn this will a reference to a
third document, signed and sealed at the
same time as the will and codicil, and all
three must go In at the same time,'' protested
Mr. Jerome.
"We have proved," replied Mr. Del mas,
"that this paper was in existence long befnro
Tuna and thin prnprt haa fasMflAH
that it contained evidence of insanity. We
are not offering It am part of anything else,
but as a separate document. I offer It
without reference to other papers."
"This paper is Introduced to show insanity
in the defendant." insisted Mr. Jerome,
"and we are entitled to all the documents
signed at the same time. I question
the right of counsel to introduce part of
what is really one document."
After a short conference between Mr. Jerome
and Mr. Delmas the objection was
Will Mention Four Women.
Mr. Delmas read the codicil. It be
queatbed tbe sum or fi.ouu to wxtey - p.
Marshall of Pittsburg to be used all or
In part In obtaining legal redress from
Stanford White and one other person,
whose name was not allowed to be mentioned,
in favor of four young women,
whose names also were omitted, and who,
the codicil declared, bad been ruined by
Stanford White in a "house In New York
lurnlsnea ana usea ior vrpea uy aumtor
White and other Inhuman scoundrels."
. The separate circumstances of the alleged
"degrading assaults" upon the 'four young
women were mentioned in the codicil. One
of the young women was declared to be
acting at Lew Fields' Theater at the tune.
The codicil also left to the Rev. Dr. Chas.
H. Parkhurst. Frederick W. Longfellow
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for the same purpose 01 securing eviucum
of any assaults by Stanford White and obtaining
redress for the victims.
Mr. D'elmas next offered the entire will
of Harry K. Thaw, and there was no objection
by District Attorney Jerome. The
instrument was read in full by Mr. Delmas,
but the recipients of ordinary bequests
were not mentioned by name by the attorney,
who inserted the word "blank" in
place of the legatee.
Thaw's Wealth to His Wife.
Alter disposing 01 vanvu-s ptnsuuai cucvia a
and trinkets, the will In its fifth section
leaves to Mrs. Evelyn Thaw $3,000 in lieu
of dower, and establishes a trust fund of
$30,000 for her. It also provides an annuity
of $300 for Howard Xesblt.
The will leaves various sums to servants
and friends, and the residue goes to a trust
fund, from the income of which shall be
paid his wife $12,000 a year. Should she
remarry, however, this income is to be re
duced to $4,000 a year.
During the reading of the codicil Thaw
sat with his head buried in his hands and
did not look up, but when the reading of
the will began ne again raised his head
and listened Intently.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
will there was a delay, due to sending to
the office of one of the attorneys for a
document, and finally It was decided, at
4;20 p.m., to adjourn until today. The document.
It was said, had been given to one of
the experts to read, and he had not returned
to court. It was desired to ask Dr.
Evans some questions concerning the paper.
District Attorney Jerome consented to the
early adjournment, but he said he hoped in
the future the documents could be "lmnounded."
to avoid further delay.
"I Join in the learned district attorney s
hope," said Mr. Del mas.
Justice Fitsgerald suggested that some
one take the doctors in hand in the future
and set them down and read the document
to them.
There was a general smile as court adjourned.
A Critical Moment.
From Harper's Weekly.
The late Joseph Jefferson took delight in
telling a story of "business" in the earlier
days ot the Walnut Street Theater, Phlla
delphla. "camiite w*? iw>u| ?,?
all was going with Intensity. Then came a
scene between Camilla and Armand, In the
course of which a servant was to enter
with lights. "In tho?e days," said Mi-.
Jefferson, "sea Island cotton was stage ice
cream just as molasses and w*ter were
stage wine, sherry or port, according to
the proportion of molasses. Armand
Camille were seated at the table, where
they had been enjoytng such viands as
these, and their dialogue was making the
very best of an impression on the crowded
house. Then in came that maid servant
with the wobbliest sort of a candelabrum.
Th? scene wa* so engrossing one *?i
sea reefy noticed, but when she set down
her burden between the lovers and one of
the candles loppiea oui ina j?ui luo I
cream In a blaxe?well. the "train was I
broken. The entire audience burst Into I
laughter and the curtain had to be rung
me S
. < r? * .?
is aptly named, surprises 01 tne mos
xerted to increase the helpfulness anc
of the ordinary. These Wednesday "5
issing buying privileges which are brie
-K m<F>. Vai
ic. w w Ufl
i. Boys' $1.00 Storm Arctii
dw and high |1 plain and figured Ta]
>s up to 10 *l Mercerized Tapestry
! $1 Ruffled Swiss Curtail
iel. Importer's "sample ende
' *an" tains, sold up to $18 a pair
6 large size Turkish Ba
aces for ox- $1 heavy weight Turkisl
idkerchlefs. *l K0,d plated ManteT' C
Lndkerchiefs. $1 seamless Granite Iroi
ndkerchiefs. ?l Austrian glass Liquoi
inches wide, ggc Hardwood StejT La<
ons, in new *1.25 Flower Vases, bei
$1.19 set of 12 Spoons, 6
and evening e(j solid nickel silver.
isp quality; ^ ,arS? size ?val Gra
98c. Imported Willow Ol
i Cloth, with 98C_ Opal Bureau Sets.
nil . . ..
9c. ?8c. Silk and Gold Belti
eral style#, ygc. Satin Pillow Tops.
15c. and 10c. "Sc- Japanese Linen Cei
D8c. Linen Bureau Scar
in all sizes. Women's (1 Silk Glove
)lors and w hite.
1 colors. Women's 2-clasp Kid G
shades for spring.
12-yd. bolts of French \
Gros Grain $1 Lace Veils, In black
larly 10c. $1.00 white Net Bolero
iranized wire i $1.00 yard-wide Taffeta
regularly 19c. $1.00 all-silk Rough Poi
rlv 15c. 8Bc. vard wide Lyons" <
se. worth 15c. 89c. black Taffeta Silk,
alarly 13c. $1.00 silk Embroidered
ts, regularly $1.00 imported Broadclt
spring shades.
98c. Clay worsted Stori
raper. black, 52 in. wide.
89c. French Venetian C
oking Ware. 52 in. wide.
$1.00 reversible double t
bottoms. black, 50 in. wide.
$1.00 Herringbone and
very useful in black and fashionable s
$1.00 silk finish Melang
and all colors; 45 in. wide
0 women's all-linen H
lire linen. all letters: regularly $1.00.
g Cloths. 6 men's all-linen Handl
Lrrl. letters' reiriilflrlv 11.0ft.
t and glass. Little boys* $1.00 Box-c
Women's $1.00 and $1.!
n and fancy Slippers, also Hand Croch'
Children's $1.00 button I
ly 12V4C. 8, heavy and light soles,
ly 12%C. yard. Women's $1.00 7-button
rly 21c. yard. match the new spring cos
[>rice, 2 boxes Girls' $1.00 Worsted Dr
Muslin and Cambric Ui
nge. $1.39.
gs, regularly Women's fancy Flanne
ing Sacques: sold regularly
egularly 15c. Men's $1-50 and $2 Soft I
regularly l'Jc. $1.00 Leather-bound Alt
hort ends of Boys' Bloomer and Kn
>. worth $1.00 pair.
r 19c. Men's Madras Neglige SI
ide, in white tached or detached cuffs.
Men's Muslin and Cambi
"ace powder? with silk embroidery?won
2-qt. Fountain Syringes?t
,nd 39c. each. Danderine. for the hair?r
sod, 1-oz. jar. Fine quality Leather Ha
ent Glycerine shapes and styles?worth $
Large-si?e Feather Pillow
regular price, Double Bed White Croc
Pronounced "Skeebo"?Name Traced
Through Various Changes?When
Scots Eliminate Sound of "L."
The commonly accepted (but nevertheless
Incorrect) pronunciation of this now wellknown
place-name appears to be a constant
stumbling block to many people. The broad
Scots pronunciation of the name as "Skee
bo" is due to the usage common to the
Scottish dialect of omitting in pronunciation
terminal 11 after a broad vowel, as
seen, for instance, in fa' (fall), ha' (hall),
wa' (wall): and, as an Instance, in placenames,
Kirkwa' (Kirkwall). Other good
examples of this law of pronunciation are
seen In Scots "pow," sluggish stream (from f
the Gaelic poll, Latin pal-us) and in the
place-name Bowmore (from the Gaelic Foil
mor, translated by Dean Monro in 1349 as
"In English tH% Mechell pulll").
The "Scltheboll" of Old.
The earliest recorded occurrence of the
name Ski bo is in an ancient undated deed
relating to the bishopric of Caithness, which
from internal evidence is assigned to the
period between 1233 and 1245. The name is
there spelled "Scltheboll." In 1275 It appears
again in another deed of the bishopric
as "Schythebolle" and "Schyttebolle." After
a very ionic interval me name appears
again almost in its modern form as "Skebo"
(in 1557). The three early forms show
that the name must be of Icelandic origin,
one of the many which bear witness to the
Norse occupation of that part of Scotland
known as Sutherland and Caithness-an
occupation which lasted for. roughly, three
and a quarter centuries (875?1300 A. D.).
The Icelandic form of the name must have
been Skidhabol. the meaning of which Is .
"Fire-wood farm." (The "dh" Is a single .
letter In Icelandic and had the sound of
soft "th."> The modern local pronuncia
tton of the name among uaeiic-apeatuag
people la "Sglobul." which confirms the explanation
here given, though tbe local etymologists
take the place-name to be frona
Gaelic sgiobal (pronounced' almost like
"skeebaH"). "a barn." a word of unknown
origin in Gaelic. Additional conftrma'tion of
the etymology here offered for the name Is
supplied by the place-names "skidhadarl"
| (Fire-wood Dale) and "Skldhastadhlr"
(Fire-wood Stead), which occur In the old
i Norse record of the settlement of Iceland
(Tbe L&ndnamabok).
Skelbo rati Embo.
It is also noteworthy that In the same
! parish of Dornoch. Sutherlandshire, in
I which Bkibo Is situated, are two oth?t
places whose names likewise end in -bo,
namely. "Skelbo" and "Bmbo." These
Open at 8 a.m., close at 6 p.m. ?;
Saturdays open until 9 p.m. ?:
***# *##***
Sale K
t attractive and profitable sort are t
1 widen the scope of "The Dependabl
SURPRISE SALES" illustrate how 1
;fly and tersely told of in the following
ues" worth )U) )U) /
5 to $1.25. ^ ^
;s. Boys' Soli
pestry. Boys' Jl.W
Table Covers. Men's $1.5*
ns. not to shrink
" at real Irish Point Cur- Young mei
Men s Fan
worth up to 1
th Towels. Remaindei
i Bath Rugs. tross, Nuns
fJ.OO and *2...*
" Women's i
i Tea Kettles. worth
r Sets. White Ma
oeas, worm >
1 11-quarter
lutiful decorations. Nottingha
tea and 6 table, warrant- Jl.fi!> pair.
Large si &
nite Iron Dish Pans. Yard-wide
Bee Baskets. 27-in. bla
54-in. han
:k linen back Velvet Rib- ^^tMn^hel
$1.50 yard.
ngs, in ail colors. 44-in. Lup
ors, worth $1
60-in. bla^
nter Pieces. unilned skir t
is ana jrinow snams. win. sat 1
s, 12-button length, black worHl, 5
5C-ln. lig.i
In navy and I
loves, black, white and all No. 200 la
worth (1.35.
ral. Laces, regularly 80c. One doze i
and brown. Double S i
Jackets, lace trimmed. $1.25 and II.
Silk In blaok and leading 12-plece S
igee, 30-ln. Limoges c
lye Jap Silk. $1.50.
27 in. wide. 8-piece Op
white Flannel. 3 cans or
tth, 52 in. wide; black and cans of Bon
and 2 cans o
n Serge, In navy blue and for the 12 c i
Misseii (j i
loth, black and all colors; Copper bo
handles, wor
will Cheviot, in cream and $1.50 Swl-s
- Handsome
Shadow Check Worsteds, Women's
hades; 46 in. wide. Women's ;
e Mohair Sicilian, in black pair.
!. 45-in. Dre
andkerchiefs, with initial, yard.
| Swiss Allcerchiefs,
with initial, all Maker's 3
$1.50 and $1.!
ialf Shoes, sixes ft to 13. Handsome
25 Kid and Felt Bedroom white and cet
Slippers. Half a do
Mid lace Shoes, sizes up to $1.50.
Half a d ,
Overgaiters, in shades to kerchiefs, wo
tumes. Half a do
esses, sizes 4 to 14 years. $1.00.
ndergarments, worth up to Women's
Boys' Bo:<
lette Kimonos and Dress- $1.50 pair,
at 98c. Men's bla
iats, In Alpines and Tele- $1-30 pair.
>ums for souvenir postal Women's
trimmed, wo
ickerbocker Knee Panta, Girls' CI >
years, wortli
llrts, worth $1.50, with at- Women's
Sateen, wort
-lc Night Robes, trimmed Maker's "S
(h $1.50. Women's i
he regular $1 kind. regular price,
epular $1.00 size bottles. Girls' "Pet
nfl Bags, in a variety of ginghams, si
1.00. Babies' wi
rs?regular $1.00 kind. worth up to
het Spreads?regular 89c. Mendel's-ma
up to f2.0J.
three names are. I think, the only Instances
In Scotland where the Icelandic -bol. so
common In Scottish place-names, has been
abbreviated to -bo. Both of these places
also appear in the same early thirteenth
century record as Sklbo. Skelbo there appears
as "Scelleboll." In' 1290, in the account
of the expenses of two English agents
traveling to Orkney, it is written "Scheibotel;"
in 1456. in a will written in broad
Scots, it is 'Skelbow," and in 1529 it occurs
as "Skailbo." This name is also Icelandic.
and means "Shell-farm." from Ice
landic skel. shell. The local Gaelic pronunciation
Is "Skerrabol." which is merely
an attempt to dlssimllate the too many Is.
Embo, In the early bishopric record already
referred to, appears as "Ethenboll;" and in
1610 the spelling: Is Eyndboll. While the
the latter part of the name is undoubtedly the
Icelandic bol, the meaning of the first half
is not clear. It can hardly mean "Ejrvind's
r ht in, as nas oeen iiUKgesiea uy nunie i
scholars, the old Icelandic of which would
havfe been Eyvlndarbol.
These notes clearly show that the common
Scots pronunciation of Mr. Carnegie's Scottish
residence as "Skibo" (with long i-ee)
and the American "Sky bo" are both erroneous.
and that the name should correctly
be pronounced "Skeeboll," as it is by
Gaelic-speaking residents of the district.
Pittsburg Morals.
From the Pittsburg leader.
We are still being "advertised by oui
loving friends." A Chicago man might go
home and choke his wife to force her to tell
what she did with the (10 he gave her the
week Ijpfore last, or a St. Louis man might
get drunk at a ball and be carried out Into
the back yard to be sobered up In the cool
night air, and we would never hear of It.
But let a Pittsburg man get the lighted
end of a stogie into his mouth after 7 p.m.
and the next day New York newspapers
will have a spasm over our shocking manners
and our shameless immorality. Pic
tures of both th? mlltonalre and the lady
In the case will be printed in the supplement,
together with a general review; also
illustrated, of happenings that go to prove
the decadence and degeneracy of Pittsburg
society since it was merged and capitalised
by J. P. Morgan and acquired the habit of
aping New Yorkers.
From Harper'* Weekly.
As every one knows, the great Von Moltke
never wasted words and despised anything
that approached garrulity in others.
German army officers are fond of telling ,
an anecdote Illustrative of this peculiarity:
Von Moltke was leaving Berlin en a rail-,
way Journey. Just before the train pulled 1
out of the station a captain of hussars en-1
tared the "general's compartment and, recognising
him, saluted with "Quten" morgen,
Two hours later the train slowed up at a
way station. The captain rose, saluted, and
With another "Outen morgen, excel lens!"
left the train.
Turning to -one of his companions. Von
Moltke said, with an expression of the
greatest disgust, "Intolerablegas bag!"
/ _
Usual 10c. and 12J^c. *
' Sc. Yd. 1
German Valenciennes Laces, in -r<
edgtfs and insertions to match. Sn- *
perior round mesh qualities, in a %
it-i/la rnnnrA r?f tlm /*nminnr ciincr*n'^ V.
n iuv taiiKv \Ji iiiv wining .-?va.^uii 3 tv
patterns, showing dainty floral and i
conventional designs. *
Regular 10c. and i2'/ic. kinds *
tomorrow at 5c. a yard.
:?o 2o
o be found in every department.
;e Store." We are always on the
well we succeed. You cannot af
'P Vaiues" worth
up to $2*50.
ool Suits, sizes 15 and 1<5 years only.
) Blue Serge Knickerbocker Knee Pants.
) Glastonbury Underwear, guaranteed
n"s Long Pants, worth $109 pair.
r>?* Voota nlain arhitu anH fan/'V i
rs of women's Waists, of all-wool AlbnVeillng
and Bilk-finished Mohair, north
white Lingerie Persian Lawn Waists,
rseilles pattern Bed Spread.'. for double
white Cotton Blankets, worth $1.50.
m Lace Curtains, yards long, worth
Mantel Lambrequins, worth $1.75 each,
p double-bed Pillows, worth $l.U0 each,
black Peau de Soie, worth $1.25 yard,
ck Messallne Silk, worth $l.ll? yard,
il-twlsted Rainproof Coverts, in all col.50
vy wale Whipcord. In cream only, worth
in's Taffeta Panama, in black and col.25
k Canvas Cheviot, the proper weight for j
?, worth $1.3l? yard.
. T? .??_ i.. 1.1 .1 ur,
i iat'e ri'uiifua. 111 nuv> uiuv aim ui.n i\,
t-welght Thibet Cloth, for tailored suits,
black, worth $1.50 yard.
iperlal English Longcloth, 12-yd. pieces.
Union Linen Huek Towels. Iarg? size,
tin Table Damask, 72 Inches wide, worth
D a yard.
liver-plated Knife and Fork Sets, worth
'hlna Wall Plaques, hand painted, worth
ial Bureau Set*, worth $!.(* .
Tomatoes, 2 cans of Shriver's Corn. 2
Bon Salmon. 3 cans of Mixed Vegetables
f String Beans?total value $1.25. "J9c.
ns. *
rpet Sweepers, regularly $l.fi0.
ttom Wash Boilers, with patent cold
th $1.31).
s Bureau Scarfs and Pillow Shami.
Battenberg Bureau Scarfs, worth $1.50.
English Walking Cloves, worth $1.25 pair.
H-button-length Kid Gloves, worth $1.50
ss Nets, In newest patterns, worth $1.25
over Embroideries, worth $1.50 yard,
nmple Chiffon Jfeek Ruffs, worth $1.25,
Venice and Ptouen lace Chemisettes, In
para, worth $1.25 and $1.50.
zen men's all-linen Handkerchiefs, worth
zon women's Swiss Embroidered Handrtli
zen men's pure Silk Handkerchiefs, worth
Felt Juliets, worth $1.50 a pair.
-calf lace Shoes, sizes 2^4 to 5H. worth
ck and tan Slippers, worth $1.20 and
School Shoes, worth $1.25 pair.
white Cambric Petticoats, handsomely
rth $2.50.
th Reefers, spring weight, sizes up to 0
spring Petticoats, of black Moreen and
h $1.50.
Sample" Undermusllns, worth up to $l.!>s.
Wl-wool Sweaters, In black and white?
er Thompson" Suits of shepherd plaid
zes C to 14 years.
lHe and colored silk and velvet Bonnets,
. ?2.8S.
ike Kimonas of German flannelle, worth
One Bare, the Other a Universal
Storm Xuch Abused.
From 8t. Nicholas.
The ordinary land cyclone is usually quit*
harmless, and It is only by a mistaken us>;
or the term that it has become associated
I with those terrifying storms peculiar to our
country known as tornadoes. Cyclones have
a bad reputation because they are commonly
associated with other more harmful
storms. Instead of being dangerous anil
destructive, they are the chief source of
rain In spring and autumn, and supply the
snow which adds so much to the plt-asurs
of our northern winter. They cover a larg'extent
of territory at one time, and on an
average follow one another across th<*
coumry irurn wtrsi 10 uasi ai inifiviiis ui
about three days.
A tornado often does great damage. It li
known by its funnel-shaped cloud, which
bounds and bounces along, now high in the
air and again touching the ground. Where
It skims along the ground the havoc is
greatest. Hero the mightiest structures of
man are crushed In an instant before th<avalanches
of wind let loose from every
direction. The air seems to have an exnlnatv*
force hntlHlnn fAlllnir outward ill
stead of Inward, as one might think. In
such a storm no place is safe, but thw
southwest corner of a cellar affords tho
best prot?ctlon obtainable. If in the open,
lie flat on the ground. During a tornado,
which lasts but a few minutes, the sky is
covered by clouds of inky blackness, which
here and there take on a livid, greenish
hue. The surface winds rush spirally upward
Into the funnel-shaped cloud, carrying
with them many articles, which are afterward
dropped some distance beyond. The
danger zone Is confined to a path less than
a half mile In width and one hunured miles
in length. These storms occur only on
The true hurricane 1* ocean-born. On
'.he high seas of the tropics It marsliuls Us
forces of wind and wave, before which the
stoutest ship Is helpless and the fairest
Islands are laid waste. Even the sturdy
mainland trembles under its awful castlfru
tion. These ocean storms last much longer
than tornadoes, cover mare territory ana
cause more damage. The hurricane which
overwhelmed Galveston destroyed several
thousands lives and millions of dollars'
worth of property. The West Indian
Islands are frequently scourged by then.awful
visitations, and our own Atlantic
coast sometimes feels the lash of tlicsa
dreadful storms.
But the hurricane and tornado are rare.
.The former seldom extends far Inland. an<1
usually occurs In the late summer or f?ii
Tornadoes are products of the south and
west and are mostly confined to lue ...?
and early summer months. The cyclone U
? ?? ? whl/?h travftln fiver land
and sea. in mmod and out of mason, In
spring or In fall. In summer or In winter.
It Is an old friend, but one much abused.
Albert H. Stanley, general manager of
the street railway department of the public
service corporation of New Jersey, has
resigned to take a similar place with the
L<oadoa Underground United Railways
Company. <

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