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LOVED WHITE MOST
Evelyn Thaw Talks Unreserv edly of Her History. TELLS OF HER SACRIFICE Why She Humiliated Herself on the Witness Stand. SOUGHT T(f SAVE HER HUSBAND Says That She Has a Code of Ethics and That She Lives Up to Them. %>eolal Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK. July 17.?Evelyn Nesblt Thaw in an Interview today told the first comprehensive story that lias ever come from her Hps of the events con nected with the tragedy on th$ Madison Square Garden ruof on that night In June three years ago. This takes Into account her other recital on the witness stand of her relationship with the victim of her husband's hatred. She said: "I have no desire to pose as an example for young American women to follow. I want no one to have illusions as to what I ain. But I am just as anxious to end for all time the ridiculous nonsense that is being spread abroad as portray ing me. I want two things thoroughly understood. "The first one is that I have never committed any crime. I am a young woman whose unfortunate up-bringing has ended in my being connected with a sordid murder in which I had no part and which I tried for three years to prevent. "During my married life with Thaw I lived at home as quietly and with as much regard for the conventions as any woman ever did. I may marry again. It is all a question in my mind as to the advisability of giving up a career I have mapped out for myself or of settling down to rear children in the fashion of a good housewife and mother. Has Her Code of Ethics. "If you will have the truth, I am dis tinctly unmoral, as the world today views morals. I have my own code of ethics and 1 live up to them. But from present day ideals I am unmoral. There is no question of it." \nd here Mrs. Thaw made It known for the first time that there is a man of whom she thinks more than of any one else in the world. She would not tell his name. >t , . "But I am not a bad woman, she went on. "in the sense that I spoke of bad women in that first trial. If I make up my mind to marry the man I love I shall do it. and the world will hunt in vain for a chance to accuse me of indiscre tion. . _ If. on the other hand, I reach the con elusion my art means more to me than the raising of children; if I decide it is not right fcr me to become a mother and stigmatize children with the curse that has been brought upon my name, I shall tell the man I love, as I have already told him I should do, that I cannot marry him; that our marriage would be a thing to hurt us both later. "It is not strange then that when Stan ford White singled me out and bought me a pearl drop that cost a thousand dollars and let every one know he ap proved of me?it is not strange. I thought he was the most wonderful man in the world. But mistake No. 1 comes right here, and, by mistake, I mean the pop ular Impression that was gained from my cross-examination on that first trial. "You will remember I swore on the stand I was given a drug by Stanford White that left me unconscious. I also said I recovered from the ill effects of that drug in less than three hours; dressed and went home. At the time I knew as well as any one else that every ope doubted the truth of that statement But it was true. And. what is more, Dls. trlct Attorney Jerome has told me since he had discovered what he had believed was Impossible?that there is not only one drug, but three drugs that can do this. "It isn't true that I hated Stanford White then or at any time. He was so much finer and bigger-hearted and more considerate of all women than any men one meets In the ordinary course of events that his unhappy attitude toward women and girls is a fault to be mini mized in summing up his whole life career. Her Love for White. 'Thaw stole me away from White, just the same as men in the stone age stole ?omen, if folk-lore says 6uch things happened, and I understand that is the way the old tales go. For more than a year before that Christmas night in lftO.'l I had seen White only occa sionally. But he was my protector, my patron, if you will, and I loved him more than I ever had loved any man or woman in my life, my mother ani father not excepted. "And right here, before we get the rest of It, let me say it was not easy?what I forced myself to do on that wl ness *tand. Do you think I followed my in clinations when I sat there and looked at that grinning Thaw down below me, that miserable man whose life I was swearing my heart away to save, and told secrets I would have kep* from the world at the cost of my own life? It wasn't easy. But it was following out a determination I had made with a flash of his revolver that night on the roof garden. That's all." FALLIERES'ON OCEAN LINER. Gets Ovation From Passengers Out bound From Havre. HAVRE, July 17.-Durlng the festivi ties here today in honor of President Fallleres officials of the French Steam ship Company invited him to go aboard the steamer La Lorraine. The president accepted and was given an ovation by the passengers, including a number of Americans. The steamer was on the point of sailing for New York. President Fallleres, accompanied by Minster of Marine Plcard and other mem bers of the cabinet, came from Paris today to Inspect the channel and ocean squadrons of the French navy. President Fallleres opened the new quays, which were constructed to ac commodate Atlanttic liners unable to en ter port in bad weather. The town was en fete and was decorated with French, American and British Wage. There was an imposing naval display of the French northern and Mediterranean squadrons, which the president reviewed in spite ot a rough sea. The Brit sh battleship Jupiter took part in the display. VIRGINIA NEGROES AROUSED. Plan Organisation to Put State Ticket in the Fieid. RICHMOND. Va.. July 17.-A confer ence of leading negro republicans of Rich mond antagonistic to the policy of the present party organization In eliminating the negro as a political factor -was neld here today and plans were discussed for ihe formation of a strong negro re publican organization In the state. A committee was appointed to draft a letter to be sent to leading negro citi zens In every district with a view of holding a state convention soon after the meeting of the Newport News "Lily White-' republican convention, and to tak?* under consideration the advisability of placing a full state ticket In the Held to be voted for In the November elec tion. "You say you and your wife got mar ried aa a Joker* -We did." ?Who Is the Joke en? "?Louisville Cou rier-Journal. r ARMY AND NAVY NEWS. Filling Army Vacancies. There will probably be no civilians ap pointed to the office of second lieutenant in the army this year, excepting In the Coast Artillery Corps. The candidate for the coast artillery branch must oe graduates of technical schools, and few enlisted men of the army who asP,j"?. P be appointed second lieutenants are el g ble through lack of the professional train ing There will be examinations soon at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Fort Mo roe. Va.. of twelve enlisted men have been recommended for commis. \o ?? Those who qualify physically and men tally will b? appointed to vacancies exist ing after the assignment of graduates of the Military Academy in the clas? of W These assignments have been ?ade. ana there is some doubt whether a.l f enlisted men who are candidates for com missions will be accommodated altnouK every effort has been made to P^' for them. There was an expectation tnai the^e would be room for some can?dates from civil life in the infantry. and field artillery arms, but the Pr0SP?F,. is that for some years the vacancies wu be absorbed by the West Pointers and the army candidates, except In the ca^. the coast artillery, where for ,FPme there will be commissions awaiting q fled candidates not only from among 1 Military Academy graduates and ci\u ians, but such of the midshipmen as have completed the six-year course at tne Naval Academy- The Navy Department has adopted a rule which precludes the application of midshipmen for transfer to the coast artillery until the> ha e completed the two years' course ioi lowlng the four-year course at Annapolis. In such instances it is not necessarj to have a professional examination, thing depending on the results of t physical examination. It is l'ia a midshipman who Is physically dis qualified for service as an ensign :n tn? navy may be still eligible as an officer of the coast artillery. The conditions of service are different and minor ph>.ica defects in a midshipman might not pre vent his appointment in the Coast Ar tillery Corps. Checking Military Extravagance. Officers of the Inspector general's de partment of the army in recent examina tions of military posts have given careful consideration to what Is described as the avoidable waste of property. The records show extravagance, it has been asserted, and it is desired by those In authority who are responsible for economical dis bursement of the army fund to have ih,s excess kept under better control. The waste comes about by means of condem nation of public property which has either shown misuse or has had to be destroyed because it Is rendered unserviceable. One of the Inspecting officers has reported to the War Department that after consider able experience gained in various branches of the army stationed in all parts of the country and in the ?Philip pines and In Cuba, he is convinced that "the avoidable waste of property in our services is considerable." It has been ob served by the inspecting officer that there is little waste where there is good dis cipline and administration, end a corre spondingly greater waste where the oppo site conditions prevail. Among the reme dies suggested as a check is the elevation of the standard of discipline, which pre scription is considered too indefinite, how ever, for all practical purposes. Machine Gun and Infantry Fire. Tho use of the machine gun and the employment of platoons made up from in fantry and cavalry regiments armed with that type of weapon are engaging the at tention of military experts. Every regi ment now has a machine gun command, and these troops are shortly to be armed with a new weapon which has been thor oughly tested by the army ordnance of ficers. and of which much is expected. In the meantime experimen' i have been p anned by the general staff. Some ques tion has been raised regarding the rela tive value of the machine gun and the or dinary rifle, and it is purposed to conduct experiments which shall show the effec tiveness of these two kinds of attack. It is purposed so to place machine guns at Monterey as to represent a position MO feet in the rear of a line of infantrymen. The Are of the machine guns will be over the heads of the Infantry soldiers. The military authorities appreciate that it would not do to have soldiers used in such experimental work, and the men will be represented by a series of screens of proper height placed in front of the ma chine gun platoon. The effect of the fire of the machine guns will be carefully ob served* with a view to noting whether there would be any disastrous results to aoldiera placed in such a position. Filling Marine Corps Vacancies. The physical examination of candidates for appointment as second lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, have been completed and the mental examination is now In progress. There are sixteen va cancies and 125 candidates were desig nated. of whom 102 reported by letter that they would be present for the ex amination and Sixty-two actually pre sented themselves before the board. Great care has been taken to make the examination thorough, although some candidates have, as usual, been passed subject to a further examination, their deficiencies seeming to be only tempo rary or such as might later be waived. Extreme care has been taken to safe guard the questions for the mental ex amination. An officer was present every moment while the questions were belne printed, and under his supervision every proofshefet and shred of copy was de stroyed and the forms of type distributed so that there might be no possible leak. It Is expected that the result of the ex amination will be known about the end of the month. Stations of Negro Troops. The entire 10th Cavalry, one of the four colored regiments in the army, will short ly take up Its station at Fort Ethan Al len. near Burlington, Vt.. to replaco the squadrons of the 11th and 15th Cavalry ordered to other stations. Troop M of the 10th Cavalry, now at Fort Kiley. Kan., has been ordered to the Vermont post. All the other troops of the regi ment are en route to the United States from a long tour of service in the t hli 'pptnes. They are now on the transport Kilpatrlck. now on Its way across the Atlantic, and will be given a public re reption on their arrival at New lork. Of the other negro regiments the 24th Infantry is stationed at posts In New York state, the 25th Infantry in the Philippines and the 9th Cavalry In Wyo ming and Kansas. Echo of the World Cruise. That the construction and repair work on the great battle fleet that circumnavi gated the globe last year cost less than if the fleet had Btayed at home is the Judgment of officials In the Navy De partment. The bureau of steam en gineering and equipment has just com pleted a survey made on the Connecticut and Nebraska, which shows the repairs made during the trip, around the world. It is asserted that the cost to the govern ment was less than It would have been had the vessels remained In home waters. This. It Is stated, results from the fact that work was done by the force on the vessels that would ordinarily have been done at navy yards, where additional ex pense would have been Incurred. So it is said that aside from the cost of coal and equipment tho trip around the world in volved practically no additional expense. Medals Awaiting Owners. Hundreds of medals are stored away in the office of the Secretary of the Navy largely because officers and enlisted men of the navy do not know that they are entitled to receive them. By an act of Congress passed last March, &!3,000 was appropriated to purchase medals for offi cers and enlisted men who participated in leading engagements during the Spanish war. Apparently few of the people en titled to these medals are aware that they can get them merely by bringing their cases to the attention of the Sec retary of the Navy. ? Soldier Killed by Comrade. George Hueber. a private soldier In Company I*. 2d Battalion of Engineers, on duty in the Philippine Islands, was *hot and killed by a comrade the 28th ultimo, according to a cable message Just received at the War Department from Gen. Ddvall at Manila, commanding the army In the Philippines. N'o details are given. Sympathy for British Tars. Secretary Meyer of the Navy Depart ment has expressed to the British ad miralty by a cable message the sympathy of the American navy for the loss of the British submarine the 14th instant. When Salutes Shall Be Fired. Hereafter military salutes will not be fired between sunset and sunrise and not on Sunday, unless required by interna tional courtesy. As a general rule salutes will be fired between 8 a.m. and sunset. The national flag will always be displa3*ed at the time of firing a salute. The army 8 ?.ave been arr,ended to that effect, according to a Keneral order just issued at the War Department. Army Orders. Col. Louis M. Maus, Medical Corps, In this city, will proceed to St. Paul. Minn.. for duty as chief surgeon of that depart ment, relieving Maj. William B. Banister, Medical Corpf--. absence for three months Is 8th Cavalr? M,,t?n G" Holllda-v d'??,Ct,?.n of President and upon the application of First Sergt. Heinrich ?:,?r,ehn!;1 Troop D. 5th Cavalry, that soldier will be placed upon the retired ? irMorr's. Medical Corps. 'Proceed to Washington barracks for temporary duty. tii^/ of t,ie President and upon Pnr^M P ?f First Ser?^- Oustav Company E, S)th Infantry, that fist Placed upon the retired R James W-' Hart. Medical , C?rPs' 'n addition to his present mil? .. ?.F?? Hun,< Va - wi,? render medical attendance at Fort Washington, t -iV ring the absence of Capt. Samuel J. Morris, Medical Corps. First Lieut. George M. Holley, ilth ?In ir'm relieved from duty at Fork I nion Military Academy, Fork Union, Va.. and is detailed as professor of mili ?J'ence and tacticB at the Michigan rfnlCUi Lansing. Mich., vice ^.,?1er t.W" Fuper- ?th Infantry, ^no will join his regiment. Maj. John M. Hoag, retired, with his consent is assigned to active duty, and will proceed to Buffalo. N. Y.. for recruit nUW.V relieving Capt. Robert A. this cUy Cavalry, who will repair to Naval Movements. The cruisers Charleston and Denver have arrived at Woosung. the cruiser Prairie at New Haven, the torpedo boat w arden at Boston, the torpedo boat : Thornton at Provincetown. the gunboat ! Wolverine at Ludington. Mich., and the i cruisers Olympia, Chicago and Hartford don m?nitor Tonopah at New Lon The torpedo boat Winslow has sailed from Norfolk for Bradford. R. J.- the gunboat Taooma from Puerto Colombia nnrt v ^ ^?I,,er Brutus from New port News for Provincetown and the tor ?at stockton and flotilla from Provincetown for Boston. Naval Orders. Capt. II. George, retire*, from command Dixie to home. Commander T. G. Dewey, retired, and Commander W. C. P. Muir. retired, from I nited States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., to home. Lieut. Commander W. J. Manion. when discharged treatment United States Med t^Supplv01 oepita'' Washington. D. c., *m!f1Uti ??mmander F. N. Freeman. ad-1 dltlonal duty as commanding officer At-! iantlc torpedo fleet. : qT3"?1, ret,red. from United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. Md to home. ' Lieut. P Foley, to command Dixie. v,Is! 811 Newton, to Maryland. Ki ign B. W. Cabanlss. to Tennessee. Gunner H. Webb, from Missouri and continue treatment United States Naval Hospital, Boston, Mass. . *f.^nner. Bridges, from torpedo testing station. Sag Harbor, Long Island, N. Y., to Missouri. Machinist J. B. Martin, from Texas and granted leave thirty days; thenco to \v ashington. Machinist W. C. Gray, from Washing ton to home and wait orders. LATONIA MAY CLOSE. Bacing Declared to Be No Longer Profitable. Special Dispatch to The Star. CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 17.?With the twenty-seventh spring meeting of the La tonfa Jockey Club at an end, it Is a ques tion whether the gates will ever open again. Many think it is a sure thing that a fall meeting will be held, but President Harvey Myers expressed himself as being opposed to holding any mora racing, as it has ceased to be profitable for the Latonia Stock and Agricultural Association. The last season was one of thirty-Bix days, and the Latonia club claims to have suffered a loss In that period. The last six days showed a profit chiefly be cause the average daily money hung ud was $1,800. while the average for the first thirty days was $2,800. One thousand dol lars a day makes a pretty good sum when it is multiplied sufficiently, and if the entire meeting had been run cheaply the treasurer s report would show a fat balance on the right side. The controlling interest at Latonia Is not made up of a bunch of philanthro pists. and a halt may be called on the losing game. Why this state of affairs exists, why Cincinnati formerly supported a race meeting in good style and does not now. has been told. The public d d not turn out as it did four or five years ago, and those who did attend were shy of the coin of the realm, and the betting end of the game fell off. The meeting was one that operated by injunction, as betting through bookmak ing was not allowed by .the racing com mission. The case is in the hands of the oourt of appeals and September tf has been set as the day for oral arguments !n the case. If this decision should be ad verse to Latonia, it would only furnish a stronger argument for abandoning the track, for the paris mutuels have been tried and found wanting. Blaze in a Stable. An alarm of fire sounded from box 23 last night summoned several companies of the fire department to the stable of B Towson. rear of 400 M street northwes . There was a blaze in the building and about $75 damage resulted. The police were unable to determine the origin of the blaze. Canadian Henley Next Week. Special PUpatch to The Star. ST. CATHERINES. Ontario, July 17.? The thirtieth annual Canadian Henley re gatta. the Canadian national meeting of oarsmen, will be held here July 30 and 31. It is expected that there will be a record entry list and that crark American oars men will compete. The American national regatta is to be held at Detroit one week later and the oarsmen can go direct there from here thus taking In the two big meets in one trip. Oarsmen from New York. Boston Detroit. Philadelphia, Memphis, Toronto! Montreal. Ottawa and other cities proba bly will be here. - ? ? ? Why Ex-Collegians "Fall Plat." Special Diapatch to The Star. NEW YORK, July 17?That college runners often do well in collegiate meets, especially In the Intercollegiate champion ships, and then fall flat when they com pete for a club when out of college has been quite evident. The other day Jim Mclntee, track captain of the Irish-Amer Ican A. C., said that when the athletes are in college they are under close ob servation and when they become free lanoes, as it were, they disregard the training schedule and that results In their poor showing. That reaton just about strikes the hammer on the head Of course, there are Instances where athletes have done well, both in and out of college, as the late J. B. Taylor the colored runner of the University of Penn sylvania; H. Trube. winner of the Mar tinique mile and ex-Comellian, and others. These are exceptions. Close Daily at 5 P.M. Saturday at 6 P.M. Furniture Clearance! Sensational Price Reductions. Liberal CREDIT. In addition to the necessity for making a complete clearance of many lines of Furni ture prior to the arrival of new goods from the factories, we are forced to move a lot of goods quickly to allow for remodeling our main floor. We've cut prices to the extreme and we invite you to buy now and PAY LATER A LITTLE AT A TIME. Here are a few of the many extraordinary bargains. This $18.50 Princess Dresser $11.75 One of the prettiest Dress ers we have ever shown. New design exactly like cut; well built; highly polished quartered oak front: large shaped French plate mirror; deep drawers and brass han dles. Regu lar $18.50 /f? f 4- mb value. Re- J)! 1.75 duced to. This $16.00 Wardrobe, $9.75 ryii:: Large Double - door Wardrobe, quartered oak finish; carved top. Regular mA mm $1? value; !KM / reduced to...v,#" v This $14.50 Chiffonier *8.50 Handsomely finished, sub stantially built *ChlfTonier, like cut; quartered-oak front; shaped French plate mirror; deep drawers and brasa handles. $14.50 value. Re duced to.... $8.50 This Elegant $35 Three Piece Parlor Suite, $19.75 The most remarkable Parlor Suite value ever offered In this city. Three beautiful pieces. Just as here pictured, con structed of crotch mahog any, hand-rubbed finish; French bent arms, hand carved claw feet; loose cushions and eilk tassels. $35 value. Reduced to $19.75 This $10 Iron Bed, $ Special for . . Attractive Iron Bed, like cut, continuous bent tubing-construction ; baked enamel finish ; c 'TGJ strong and rigid. $10 value. Reduced to. * ** G0-CARTS reclining * $8 Collapsible Go-Cart; back; upholstered in genuine fabricoid leath- ^ C Re The same Go-Cart with top; $0 value. duced to er. (Without top), duced to b" $4.75 This Regular $8.50 Mattress, $5.75 An Unmatchable Underselling Bargain. Ml III l/u ill i J11 jf4! i n 114 31 n 111111 m 11 \ 11 ii iffi A1 An \ fi i 1 i jinn riiiHijiii niu A Splendidly Made Hair Mattress; soft, thick and very springy. It is covered with excellent quality ticking and is full tufted. Genuine $8.50 value. dJC Special VD./O Odd Lots of Box Seat Dining Chairs Reduced ?Not more than three chairs of a pattern?some slightly m a r - red: One- K;it=r. third Off. "" LW Closing: out all 1009 ALASKA Re frigerators at 33 1-3 per rent dis count from regular underselling prices. Last call for Mat M5)ttlflOrQting Remnants. High iTiail|il^3grade China and Jap anese Mattings in lengths up to 10 yards: that sold as high as 50c. Choice, now, per &Q yard Window Shades A big lot of odds and ends in Window Shades?all col ors; some slightly soiled: reg- mm ularly sold for 35c. Choice now at V * T jefl ej, w-% _ A few more Utility Boxes?** and covered in pretty cre tonne. Just the thing for ? children's clothes. Special A. J C Monday at ? ^ Southeast Corner Seventh and D Streets Northwest. PLANS FOB REGATTAS. Racing Season to Extend Into Oc tober. Special Dispatcfc to The Stsr. new YORK. July IT.?The racing sea son of amateur rowing clubs extended into October last year (the last regatta was that of Founders' week. Philadel phia. October 10), and this season the last races are booked for October ii, when a regatta in connection with the Hudson-Fulton celebration takes place at Yonkers. Usually Labor day marka the closing, when the Middle States races are rowed, this being in the nature of a consolidation regatta. Even the junior racing men have opportunities after the Middle States regatta on Labor day this year, as the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen a few days ago sanc tioned races that are to be given by the Potomac River Association at Washing ton. D. C., September 19. Word has been received informally that another applica tion may be looked for in a few days from Albany, where it is also proposed to hold rowing races as a feature of the Hudaon-Fulton celebration. Shepherd, Durando Miller, O'Neill and J. A. Ten Eyck. Jr., are to be the start ers in the championship race of the na tional regatta in Detroit next month. Bennett of Springfield. cliamplpn of 1007, has no Intention of starting, according to the latest information. A few months ago he resigned as an amateur, sending a letter to that effect to the National As sociation of Amateur Oarsmen, and as he has not withdrawn the resignation, his status is somewhat doubtful. . Durando Miller of the New York Ath leUc Club states that this Is his last rac ing season. He is going faster than ever, and his sculling at Philadelphia July 4 was admired by every man who knows clean work and good watermanship. Ran Fifty Yards; Exhausted. Waldo Palmer, an architect, was re moved to the Casualty Hospi al last evening and treated for exhaustion, hia attack having been brought on by his participating in a Hfty-yard dash on the lot at L'lth and D streets northeast, after having played a game of base ball. Palmer, who is twenty-three years of age, lives at lift Seaton street. His con dition was serious when he reached the hospital, but a change for the be'ter was soon reported and he was said to be out of danger.