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U the only newspaper In Newport News that receives full A? soclated Press report. VOL. XL, NO. 163 THAW SORRY MOTHER GAVE ?P HER TRIP Hands Out a Statement In Which He Says He Did Kot Want Her to Come Home. . WIFE'S IHD IS EXAMINE!) At First She Refused to Tell What She Knew About the Family But Has Consented to Testify?Anotlfer Witness Comes Forward Who is An .Intimate .of the Accused. L_ tlMi_til ii ?" (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, IN. Y., July 11.? Harry K. Thaw's attitude toward the press and the public underwent a striking change between morning and evening today. ?Immediately after breakfast he se cured permission to have a delega? tion of newspaper men brought to him at the Tombs prison, telling them arter a friendly Interview that to talk with any one besides the lawyers, doctors u?id prison OIHclals was "like getting a whllT or fresh air from the outside world." This evening It was different. When the newspaper men sent Thaw a note asking If he wished to add any? thing to his formal statement of Tuesday, he sent, a reply which read: Thaw Refuses to Talk. '"I have said all that 1 wish to say. In future I shall be guided by the advice of my counsel.", At his morning Interview with the newspaper men Thaw asked them to give the widest publicity to bis state? ment of yesterday which denied that he was insane ami he declared thut there was to be no lunacy commis? sion appointed to inquire into his state of mind. Speaking of his mother's return to this country, Thaw said: Sorry For His Mother. "I, with all the other members of the family, was anxious that mother should remain in Europe. She is eufferlng front rheumatism ami went to Europe for the purpose of taking a cure at the baths In Switzerland, and I. in fact, nil of us wished her to take the cure before returning home. Of course I shall be glad to see her but 1 can't help wishing that she had remained in Europe for her own sake." The will of Stanford White, for whose murder Thaw is awaiting trial was filed for probnte today. The ?widow. Mrs. Bessie S. White, is named as executrix, but the value of the estate is not given. The petition for probate states that White left no real estate and that the value of the personalty is not known. After .provisions for White's brother, Rich? ard M'. While and for his mother, Alexius B. While, the entire residu? ary estale Is lert to White's widow. Sturgls Will Testify. A story to the effect that William Sturgls, a friend r.f Thaw's had dis? appeared after announcing that he would lenve the country and not re turn until after the trial was set et rest today when Assistant District Attorney Garvln, received n letter from Mr. Sturgls. The letter was dated from Berlin, Conn., where Mr. Sturgls Is secretary or the Soward Rubber Co. "1 have been and am on friendly terms with all the member^ of the Thaw family." says Sturgls In his letter, "you can appreciate that 1 am desirous to respond to any call for Information In my possession or knowledge which Mr. Thaw's famil> may see lit at this time to rennest." Mr. Onrvin said he will arrange to see Mr. Sturgls the latter part of the week. Did Ho Hear Threats Made. Mr. Sturgls is reported as haying been present In the? home of a Mrs. Schwartz when Thaw is alleged to have flourished a revolver and threat? ened to kill White, with It. ? Assistant District Attorney Qarvlti said today that his detectives hr succeeded In serving a subpoena upon Mrs. Schwartz, the woman In whose home-at a dinner party Thaw i 13 alleged to have made threats upon the life of Stanford White, tj May MacKenzle, an actress, was NF/W questioned by Mr. Qarvin for near? ly uu hour today concerning her knowledge of Stanford White's friend' ship for Evelyn Nesblt Thaw. Miss MacKcnalu is due of (he friends <>C Mrs. Thaw who have heretofore re? fused to furnish the district attor? ney'a office with any Information concerning the case, bnl II Is un? derstood that today she freely told Mr. (jarv111 what she knew. DARKNESS SAVES NEGRO. Pennsylvania Mob of Railroaders Pursue Black Murderer. (By Associated Press.) FJTTSBURG. PA.. July II.?Dark? ness put an end lo 11 chase after a negro murderer of Henry Brails, foreman of n corps of Inspectors of the Plttsburg and Western Railroad Company at Willow Orove tonight. ICvaus was shot by the negro, while the latter was trying to rob a camp I cur. The negro made 'his escape hut soon a posse of county detectives, citixens and railroad moil took up She pursuit. The negro made for tilt? country districts about Millvulc. !? miles from this city and through? out the day he was pursued, being sighted from lime to time by the various searching parties. Just before dusk he was run Into a woods and shots were exchanged but because of the darkness he could not be accurately located. A picket was posted about his hiding plnco ?11 at midnight camp fires were burning and the guard, mostly railroad men. refused to leave the place until the negro was brought out dead or alive. Vicksburg Monument Bill Vetoed. (By Associated Press.) BATON ROGUE, I.A., July 11.? Governor BlauchnTd tonight announc? ed that he has vetoed the Vicksburg monument bill, appropriating finn.nnii to erect a monument hall to Confcdor- I ate soldiers. FARMER MUROERS HIS WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN WITH AX White Man Who Once Attempted Suicide Kills His Entire Family. (By Assoclatcrr Press.) WALTER BORO. S. C. July IL?d., W. lrnegan, a white farmer of Colle ton county, today killed his wife and four children, braining them with an ax at their homo about twenty miles from Wallorbord. He then went In a neighbor's house ami told of his deed. Neighbors brought him to Waiterboro jail. lrnegan says be killed his family hut docs not know why. He is a na? tive of Sweden. A few years ago ho tried to cut his throat and Is be? lieved to be Insane. RVE KILLED IN WRECK Trolley Car Train Crashes Into Freight Train. TWENTY OOD PERSONS ARE HURT It is Believed That Many of the In? jured May Die?Motorman Was Driving His Train at a Rapid Rate .and Runs Into Open Switch. (By Associated Press.) BFFFALO, N. V.. July 11.?Five persons were killed outright and about twenty Injured In a collision between two trolley trains on the International Railroad Co.'s., line be? tween here and Lockport tonight. A train of two trolley cars, west? bound, from Lockport and due at Totiowanda at !?:lf> o'clock tonight ran into an open switch at a siding Just east Of Martlnsvllle and crashed Into a trolley freight motor and n train of seven freight cars widen Were lying on the siding waiting for the passenger train to ?o by. Five passengers were killed outright and a score Injured some of whom may die. The passenger cars were going ai a high rate -of speed when the ac? cident occurred and the Impact was terrific. The foremost car wa3 utter? ly demolished. The wedge shapel end of the freight motor car cut it in half and the rear car completed the work of destruction. The rear car remained on the track. TORT NEWS, VAM T JETT KILLED MARCUM! HIS OWN CONFESSION! On Witness Stand He Repudiates' His Former Statements and lakes All the Blame. RANK PERJURY BEING COMMITTED Testifies in Favor of His One-Time. Friends?Another Man Implicated in the Series of Crimes In Old Kentucky Refuses to Answer and is Sent to Prison in Contempt. (tty Associated Press.) BJBATT Y VI L LH. KY.. July IL? Curtis Jell tcstlflod today in the (rial of Hargls ami Callahan on t'ho charge of murdering Marconi Hurt he (Jett) killed Mnrcuni. Jotj took all the hlamu upon himself and said lie killed Marcum because he was his enemy. Jett admitted that the pistol with which the murder was committed was Riven to him by Sei? den Hargls, a brother of JUdge Har gis but that he < Jett I killed Murcurr. ol his own volition. Curtis Jett described the manner in which the crime was commit led. Marcum Hib Enemy. "Mr. Marcum had prosecuted mo in several cases and was my bitter enemy and I am the man who killed him," said Jett. He then told or the assassination, his testimony tal? lying with the description given by B. J. Swell: Jett said ho had not conferred with White In regard to the killing. The pistol he aiseil lie v.a Id, was his own and had lieon owned by him several months. Ho told the attorneys this morning thai Sheriff Calcium hud given it to him. Memory Falls Him, The defendants helped to defend him In his previous trial. He did not know but thought they had paid bis attorney's tees. He suddenly lost his memory at the most crucial moment, and could tell nothing of his or White's action preceding' or follow? ing the murder. Jett did not remember seeing White in the court house at all and as far us he is concerned White is perfect ly innocent. A statement was made by Attorney W. A. Young of Mio defense, that Curtis Jett hud sent for him and stated that lie would fix matters and swear that his recent confession was n fake If the defendants would give him $1,000. , Jett a Cheerful Liar. On the otbor hand Jett stated to tlie attorneys for the commonwealth that every Influence had been brought to bear on him since making his confession to retract it and sweur that it was secured by fraud. That Jolt has hud some change of heart is apparent, but the reason may be found in the statement of Commonwealth Attorney Adams, who said, Jett had been drinking. Mr. Adams said that another attempt would be made tomorrow to g*'t Jett to repeat his confession. "Tom" White in Contempt. "Tom" White followed Jett on the stand. He was asked if he was In Jackson the day Marcum was killed but declined to answer, while even refusing to answer after being told by the court that he must answer. Judge Horsey ordered him to Je'' W. B. Johnson said. "Tom" While told him Just a few weeks before Marcum was killed that Hargls wanted White to do the lighting for him (Hargls). This testimony was excluded yesterday but was admit? ted today. Ashbury Splcer testified that he was approached by James Hargls ami was asked to kill Marcum. WltnciS saw and talked to Jett Just before the killing. He said he went after Jett for "Jim" Hargls and Callahan with word for Jett to hurry to the court house. Brokerage Firm Falls. (By Associated Pres?.) NEW YORK, July 11.?The sus? pension of William S. Alley was an? nounced on the New York stock ex? change this morning. The failure, is unimportant. Mr. Alley ha3 been a member of the stock exchange since February 12, 1878. fl?RSDAY, JULY 12 BRUTAL ADMIRAL SHOT BY A RUSSIAN SAILOR 1111 Twice He Has Stopped Bullets I But None ol Them Proved to be Fatal. JEWESS TRIED TO KILL OFFICER In all Partn of the Czar's Domain ' Troops Are In Mutiny?Men Refuse to Obey Commands and Assault CrTieir Leaders?Revolutionists Not ? Fro ' Yet Satisfied. (lly AMHoclnti'd I'iphb.) OI1ESSA, RUSSIA, nly IL?An at tempt whh made at Sevastopol today to assassinate Admiral Choukiilu, commander or the Russian Illach Sea flo?t. The admiral wast wounded mid galten to ja hospital for treatment. : Tho '. wouldbe assassin 1? a sailor who Iltd ill' the hushes and shot at the admiral as he was walking In tho gajjden of his villa. It Is be? lieved tbat he will die. Tho'sailor Is still at liberty. Vlco .'Admiral Chouknlii had been blamed for his severity mid It win to his tfenlmoul. of the crows of the ships under his command I hat the mutiny on board the battleship Knhtz I'oltcm In June and July last year was attributed. An attempt, was made on the life of the admiral February !?. lust. A woman /appeared at his official rest donee inuring the afternoon of that day, drew, a .rapld-IIro pistol and firod four shot* at tilm, each bullet reach? ing the mark. As she turned to es? cape t he woman wns It 11 led by tho orderly on duty at Chouknln'n door. The crime beyond doubt was poli? tical. Sometime otapsotl before tho police were able to establish the Identity of the woman hut It dually became known that she was a Hebrew, tin in od- Cecilia Shabud, and a former member of the Hebrew Hund of Minsk, whore her father was a well to-do merchant. NAVAL PAYMASTER ROBBED. Robbers After Shooting Three Per? sons Escape With 24,000 Rubles. ST. PETERSBURG. July 11.?Tho robbery of the admiralty paymaster's olllce was accomplished today by three young men. who pillaged the place, after shouting t'he treasurer and two watchmen, and made their escape. The young men. dressed as stud? ents, called at the paymaster's of? fice. When they had gained access to the place they shot the treasurer and seized a bag containing 21. rubles. Two watchmen, who tried to Inter? fere, were also shot. The disguised [ students then ran from the building I jumped into a cab and drove away I unmolested. ARMY IN MUTINY. Enlisted Men Refuse to Obey Orders and Attack Officers. ST. PETERSBURG, July 11.?Mu? tinies on the part of dissatisfied troops in various parts ol tho em? pire are becoming common, and. Hie outbreaks which have occurred whore soldiers have offered violence to their officers, or resisted attempts to make them obey officers, are signi? ficant as showing the general unrest which prevails In the army. Ten serious mutinies have 'been re? ported from us many different dls t rlcts. At Warsaw the garrison has do cllned absolutely to do police work on the streets. At Odessa the sol? diers passed a resolution demanding that tho Douma shall call a constltu ent convention. At. Samara Osovka. Kleff, Riga and TambOfI the troop-; have refused to act against the revo? lutionists. Cavalry Resists Attacking Loyal* The mutiny of Tamboff has been especially serious since the cavalry forces barricaded themselves In their barracks and resisted the attempts of loyal soldiers to disarm them, when an attempt was made to arre?t mutineers for disobeying order*, At Sevastopol the soldiers refused to obey their officers and at Eka ; 1906. torinoslny und Ust-Medyodtskoy Mio troops Hro keeping within their* bar? racks, und have refused to olioy or tiers tu iiiublllxo. Russian Government Helpless. Added In these disorders uro inunv others whlcli have not boon report? ed. Not n day goes by bill the min? istry of war receives reports of Iobsot mutinies which have occurred. The government is unable to do anything to quoll the mutinies. It is putting Us 11list to come through the present difficulty in (ho fact Hiat mutinies or a sorlous na? ture hnvo occurred only nt points Which are so far apart, that no con? certed notion on the par! or tho mu? tineers to bring about a general revolt In tho army Is possible. No now details have been reported today or any or the mutinies ami the government Is basing Home hope on that fact us well. Nona of the re? ports shows that the mutineers at any point have secured the tipper hand definitely. Tho mutinies are regarded by Intelligent revolutionists here simply as n symptom showing Hie unrest In thu army. Revolutionists Not Satisfied. Tho revolutionary loaders do not believe that the spirit or mutiny has taken possession or the troops suffi? ciently lo do permanent good. Agitators are being sent out to tho points where the greatest ills j affection luis beeil manifested to spread tho revolutionary propaganda. Reports from iIioho omlBsnrlos to Ihr revolutionary leaders stale that the mutineers urn uul manifesting good staying qualities. Tho.v revolt one day, only to lamely submit to their officers the next day, and this pre? vents anything like a general mutiny. 'Plio government declares It in fully able lo rope with tho present sttun-, lion and (hut the mutinies will 1)0 put down without diftlcully. NEGRO FOUND UNDER A BED . LYNCHED BY GEORGIA HOB Two Young Girls Horrlflod to Find, the Fellow In Their Chambor. (By Aswielhtcd Press.) 8WAINSBORO, GA.. .Inly 11. About one hundred armed men took im Pearson, a negro from Deputy Sheriff Fields about three miles from ibis place this morning, curried him lo the Gaiiooclien swamp and lynched him, The night, before Pearson was found by Misses Maude ami Ida Burns biding under their bed. Screams attracted tliolr father, an old man, who entered the room with a gun but was knocked House? less by Die negro. Ho was later can* ttlrod by the deputy sheriff and Iden tilled. WRECK ON SEABOARD Passenger Cars on a Curve Ire Knocked Into a Ravine. " i TRAINMEN ARE FATALLY HURT Flagman Who Tried to Prevent the Collision Injured?Carelessness Re? sponsible For Accident Which Caused Considerable Damage, (By Associated Press 1 COLUMBIA. S. C, July 11.?A ca? boose and two passenger coaches loft on the curve or the long overhead bridge by, which the Seaboard outers thu city from the South were thrown Into u heap or splinters twenty feel below this morning, by a freight com Ing Into the city. Conductor Snead was fatally hurt, but |t Is though! Flagman Browgnay, who was carried down with them, will recover. These were the only occupants of the cms. The cars were part of the first, section of the through freight, which crashed iuto them and had been left only for a few minutes in order to divide the load going around the curvp. ?Engineer Rogers, on the second sectlon? stuck to bis post and- waa uninjured. His colored fireman was only slightly hurt. FlagmRn Browgnay. was waving; at I the approaching train as th? crash Cime, THE WEATHER. Cloudy Thursday.. probably shower?; Frl?) day, fair and warmer} ' east to south winds. PRICE TWO CENTS BOYS SHOULD LEARN TRADES IN SCHOOLS Educator Declares That (or the lack ol Proper Instruction. Country Is Deterioration APPRENTICE SYSTEM IS MUSED Instead of Being Correctly Taught Youths Are Kept In Ignorance and Thrown on World In Helpless Con? dition?Future Anything But Prom? ising, (Hy AHHuOliitp<) l'lens.) MOW HAVION, CONN.. July 11.? The American hoy's right to be taught a trndo In school Instead of under the restrict Ions of a labor union the members of which nro Jealous of Iiis achievement, waj assorted by President K. 8. Luther, ?f Trinity College, Hartford, In today's conven? tion of the American Institute of In? struct Ion. '? ^j^j President Luther said. In part: "Today there are low apprentices and such as may still bo found are learning very little. Tho labor unions restrict Hu? number of apprentices to limit.. grotesquely below obvious needs. The hoyH suffer from l.hu Jealousy, III ' will and Incompetence oft those who are supposed to teach them and from tin* greed of employ? ers, who try to got a man's work out of them Tor a boy's .wages. Impossible Is Demanded^ ?i^fe*, ..x;:T,h", m^i^v^M^^' fVHchers. wW^lm td,.r.ej??Mh J?uo*M:itr>y, ami. whose employer wishes him to do tho impossible,, Is ccrtulnly la nientalile. Partly as a result of thesu things, Hie standard of ex? cellence In workmanship, In t?lj country, is surely deteriorating. "Tho number of workmen who do a good Job Is growing smaller and smaller. Manual skill, knowledge of how to do It, and ability to do It. hcuu lo bo vnnUhlng factors In Am? erican society. Our best workmen tire elderly men or are Imported front ISuropo, "Tho amount of poor, mean '"">? ? killed disreputable work now folsti cd on the public and paid for by the public is an indication of the worse conditions which may be expected unless seme radical Improvement l<e undertaken at once. Germans Do it Better, "It Is ama/lug that we should take so much pudu ami spend so much money In training boys, and girls In our ordinary school curriculum and then turn them loose without . the slightest knowledge how to do one single thing as the world wunts it done. The Herman people know bet? ter than this. "The outlook for an American boy of III years who does not fancy a clerical career is not encouraging. He must begin ns a doer of odd Jobs, with nothing to feed hts an. oltlons, nml presently become an? xious for a soft snap. "One sort of a boy in such cases, will force his way forward honorably, expiating the sins of his fathers hy hord work, picking up by native abil? ity In many years what should have been taught him in u few. "A second sort discontentedly do. all their lives, what, all of us should do part of our lives, the meaner, lower ta iks, hope dead, ambition forgotten, aspirations unknown; tho saloon a haven of rest, and the yellow Journal tho literary diversion. "A third sort makes grafters. And we might, save most of theie two classes of failures, many of them at least by simply educating them in some chojen Ihduatiy. "Trade schools, manned by compe? tent instructors, whose sole business k to instruct, exacting a standard so high that American workmnnshl? shall again become a matter of na? tional pride; trade schools maintain? ed by public funds and free as other public schools are free?theae may solve this great and pressing, proo I lern. "A bright boy can. probably learn more In two years in a trade school than in four years apprenticeship, simply because those over him aro ' inters?ted in nothing but his prog rsss."