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Evelyn Thaw Talks Unreserv
edly of Her History.
Why She Humiliated Herself on the
Witness Stand.
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
"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
"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
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."
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.
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
"You say you and your wife got mar
ried aa a Joker*
-We did."
?Who Is the Joke en? "?Louisville Cou
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
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.
Bacing Declared to Be No Longer
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
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
Large Double - door
Wardrobe, quartered
oak finish; carved top.
Regular mA mm
$1? value; !KM /
reduced to...v,#" v
This $14.50
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....
This Elegant $35
Parlor Suite,
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
This $10 Iron Bed, $
for . .
Attractive Iron Bed, like cut, continuous bent
tubing-construction ; baked enamel finish ; c 'TGJ
strong and rigid. $10 value. Reduced to. * **
* $8 Collapsible Go-Cart;
back; upholstered in
genuine fabricoid leath- ^ C
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.
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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
?Not more than
three chairs of
a pattern?some
slightly m a r -
One- K;it=r.
"" LW
Closing: out all 1009 ALASKA Re
frigerators at 33 1-3 per rent dis
count from regular underselling
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
Window Shades
A big
lot of
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.
Racing Season to Extend Into Oc
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.

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