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VOL. XII. NO. 19
Three Acceptable Men Were Found
in the Last Three Quarters
of an Hour.
The Fact That Members of the Jury
Will Have to Be Practically Con?
fined During the Trial Causes
Many Men to Shirk the Duty?
Mrs. Thaw, Senior, III.
(By Associated PresB).
NEW YORK, Jan. 24.?After try?
ing tor more than four hours of
the morning and afternoon sessions
to secure an additional juror to try
Harry K. Thaw for killing Stanford
White, and Just when counsel and
spectators; and even the defendant
himself, were drowsy from the mono?
tony of the proceedings, there came
a BUddon change in the tide and
s/ithln the last three quarters of an
hour three new Jurors were ac?
cepted and sworn in. When court
adjourned for the day, five jurors
had been accepted.
Twenty three talesmen had been
examined without success when the
unexpected happened and two tales?
men in succession proved acceptable
to lioth District Attorney Jerome and
the defendant's attorneys. Then fol?
lowed tit0 drawing of five ' njoro
talesmen who were excused for one
reason or another. Henry C."Har?
tley, a piano dealer, about. 55 years
of age was the thirty flnt talcs
man to be called and as he had
never formed an opinion in the
case and bad read but little about
it in the papers, lie was quickly
The other Jurors chosen today
were George Praff 34 years of age,
a dealer In machinists supplies, and
Arthur S. Campbell, 42 years of
age, a superintendent of telegraph
and Itelephonte (construction. The
two jurors selected the first day
of the trial were Denilng B. Smith,
a retired manufacturer who will
serve as foreman, and Charles H.
Fecke a shipping agent. Bach of
the jurors is married and has a
Don't Want to Serve on Jury.
The tedious manner in which the
selection of jurors proceeded to?
day makes it difficult to predict
just when the trial panel of twelve
will finally be filled. The order
of the court that the jury must
bo kept together under the care
of the bailiffs had the apparent
effect of making many of the tales?
men reticent to serve. Various ex?
cuses were offered today, one man
declaring that to be locked up for
two months would so wreck his
nerves as to make a calm considera?
tion of the case an impossibility.
He was excused. The nineteen
talesmen examined yesterday and
the thlnty one today brings the total
thus far called for examination up
to fifty. If the ratio continues it
will require two or three days yet
to complete tho jury- There was
a feeling after the adjournment
of court tonight, however, that both
sides would try to facilitate mat?
ters as much as possible. . Of the
thirty preomptory challenges each
allowed the prosecution and the de
fense, the former has used eight
and "the latter six. The defense
today seemed willing to accept any
talesmen who made reasonable
answers to the questions propound?
ing by the district attorney.
Slight Clue to the Defense.
The fact that Thaw's1 attorneys
asked several of the talesmen if
they had any prejudice against any
particular line or character of de
fenso was taken by mnny to In?
dicate that the defense may be
cither the socallod "nnwritten law" |
or emotional insanity, or a combi?
nation of both.
Thaw's attorneys again today '
fered no objections, however, to
the district attorney's question as
to whether or not. tho proposed
jurors would he guided by the act?
ual law as laid down by the court
to the exclusion of any fanciful
law they might themselves Import
Into the case. Each of the accoptc ^
jurors promised to abide by tho
interpretation of the court.
Mother Not In Court Today.
Mrs. William Thaw, mother of
"the defendant, was not In court
today. She was greatly fatigued
by nhe long session of yesterday
and was on the verge of collnpso
at one time during the night. She
remained in her apartments, where
she was attended by her daughter,
tho Countess of Yarmouth. The
other mombers of the family were
In their accumstomed scnta In court
behind the defendant. Howard Nos
bitt, a brother of Mrs. Harry K.
Tfliaw,* also way In court, silting
well In tho rear with .the man
who was Stanford White's seer
tary. Neither he nor his sister
glanced at each other.
Po'ice Had Crowd Under Control.
None of the confusion which was
so apparent yesterday marked the
opening of the second day of the
trial. Today the police had bite
situation well in hand and those
who had no immediate business In
the court room learned yesterday
the futility of trying to break
througih the cordon or bluecoats.
Evelyn Hides Her Face.
Nearly half an hour before the
morning cession opened, Mrs. Evelyn
NeEbit Thaw made her way Into
the court room through the main
door way. She wore the same blue
dress as yesterday. Her Teaturet
were again obscured by the heavy
white tulle veil. May McKenzie
followed close behind the prisoner's
wife, and then came Harris George
Lad tier Carnegie. Mrs. Carnegie
was muffled in furs. The Thaw's
lni'ioslng nrray of counsel, number?
ing -six in all together, reached
the oourt room shortly before 10:30
o'clock, at which Unto Thaw was
In tho prisoner's pen, waiting to
make bib- entrance. i ......
Public Was Barred, . * :'? *^
" The" "newspaper" writers and tales?
men again filled every available
space and the public wns barred.
Joslah C. Thaw, brother of the
accused, was In court for the first
Dime. The district attorney followed
In detail the lines of examination
he pursued yesterday. His ques?
tions seemed to be directed to ?
purpose of securing a jury which
would not be swayed by sentiment
or emotion, but which would be
guided 'by law of the State as In?
terpreted by the presiding justice
to the exclusion of any so called
higher or unwritten law.
Thaw was Indifferent.
I Thaw seamed to take little in?
terest in the examination of tho
italostnen. When the district attor?
ney asked a talesman if .he was
acquainted in Pittshurg or with
Truxton Beale of Thomas McCallcb,
Thaw bent forward to catcii the
answer, after which he settled back
iu his scat. His eyes sought those
of talesmen only now and then,
but most of the time his gaze was
directed at the table before him.
Wien Mr. Hartridge. his own
counsel, took up the examinatlc.
Thaw appeared more animated and
whispered several times to the at?
torneys nearest, him. These were
Delphin Delmas, on his right, and
A. R. Peahody, on'the left. During,
tho luncheon i-ece&s Ubere was ?
conference between Thaw and hts
counsel In the prisoner's room. By
special perniil8BiOn of the court tho
prisoner's w|lfc? Iiis sister. :Mirs.
'Carnegie, and his brother wore per?
mitted to visit 'him at the same
time. When Thaw came In after
the recess his eyes were all for his
wife. Ho stopped ns he passed her
and bowed very low to her.
The Wife Ever Alert.
The young woman loaned forward
' In her seat, smiling radiantly. There
was much restlessness In the court
room and It seemed as though
I the strain of the extended exaira
J inatlons, which contained so many
repetitions, was beginning to tire
the spectators. This wasn't true,
however, of Mrs. Evelyn Thaw wh<
followed Mr. Jerome's questioning
of the talesmen with as eager inter?
est as ever. The prisoner's far
was expressionless, but he whis?
pered occnlonally with his lawyer.
Great Interest in Cas.;.
The Thaw1" case is being reported
to the ends of tone civilized world
The cmlnonce of the victim, the
wealth of the prisoner, the drmatlc
circumstances of the crime, and
flhe light It sheds, not only on
Broadway life. Inn on the doings
of the fast sot In ovory capital,
havo caused special arrangomont?
(Continued on Page Two).
TO EXPEND $10,000,000
House Committee Reaches an
Agreement on the Naval
Appropriation Bill.
The Total Appropriation for the
Betterment of the American Navy
Amounts to $?5,000,000?Provis?
ions Made for 3,000 Additional
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 24.?
Am appropriation carrying about
$05.000,000 is provided for in the
naval appropriation bill agreed on
today by the House Committee on
Naval Affairs. The 'hill provide? for
an additional battleship of the' type
agreed upon In the naval appropiia*
tlori bill of la?t year. It also makes
?provision for two torpedo boat de?
stroyers ami appropriates $2,000,000
for submarines. This $2,000,000 is
additional to the $1,000,000 for sub?
marines, provided In the bill lant
year, which has not yet been ex?
pended. Provision is made for abou1
3.000 additional sailois and 900 ad?
ditional marines.
The new battleship provided for
/:i the bill its to be a sister ship I
or the-. wns.te.rrfauthpr^ze^''b}?4<^>.J
Bress? iast' year.'-wfrlch 'lite''Mil* re-_j
quired should 'be Ma 'first class %W\
tleshlp carrying as heavy armor and |
as powerful armament as any known j
vessel of Us class to have the high- j
est practicable speed and greatest |
practicable radius of action.
The cost of the new battleship Is.
estimated at $10,000,000.
Work of Centralizing All Payments
\o Old Soldiers Has Been
Finally Accomplished.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 24.?
The House today voted to abolish
all tlie pension agencies throughout
the country, eighteen in number,
and centralize the payment of pen?
sions In the city of Washlngtjft.l
This action was taken on the pen?
sion appropriation bill after spirited
opposition on the part of those hav?
ing pension agencies In their Slates.
By a vote of 58 to 114, nn amend?
ment offered by Mr. Dalzell, of
Pennsylvania, restoring the number
of agencies to eighteen as at res?
ent., was defeated and then an
nmendment offered by Mr. Gar'lner
of Michigan, consolidating all the
agencies into ono was adopted with?
out division. The ?pension appro?
priation hill carrying $13,
000,000 in round numbers was pass?
ed. A message from the President
wn8 read, relative to insurance ana
at 2:30, put of, respect to the mem?
ory of the late Senator Alger of
Michigan, the House ajourned.
Committee Will Attend the Body to
Detroit and Suitable Resolu?
tions are Adopted.
(By Associated Press).
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 24.?
The session of the Senate today
was devoted entirely to the death
or Senator Alger. Rev. Dr. FJdward
Everett Hale delivered a special
prayer, after which the reading of
tho journal of yesterday was In?
terrupted by Senator Burrows who
presented resolutions expressing the
regret and sorrow of the body of
the sudden death and providing for
a special commlttco of twelve Sen?
ators to represent the Senate at
tho funeral and attend tho body to
Detroit. The resolution was agreed
to and oh motion of Senator Bur?
rows, the Senate immediately, at
12:17 p. in., adjourned as a rurthor
mark of respect.
So Says Chancellor Day of Syra?
cuse University in Speech De
fore Brooklyn Manufacturers.
The Man Who Is Now Against Them
Will Take Mis Place in History
Alongside the Man Who Smashed
Whitney's Cotton Gin and Ridiculed
Stephenson's First Locomotive.
(By Associated PresB).
NEW YORK, Jan. 24.?Tho annual
dinner of the Manufacturers' Club of
Brooklyn was he'd nt tho Union
League club tonight. There were
alout 400 present.
President McFarland. president of
the association presided. The princi?
pal speaker of the evening was Chan?
cellor Day of Syracuse University.
Among other things Chancellor Day
said: "No Individual can use such
eapltal or furnish the executive abil?
ity for such achievements as the
MmoH now demand. Mon must bo
incorporated and money mnHsed Into
thousands of millions for such pur?
"The man who Is shouting hlmsolf
hoarse over trusts nnd corporations
and swollen fortunes will tuko his
plnce, in history wljh 'thc men who
?"niash?d Arkwright's loom und Whit?
ney's cotton "gin. 'nuti "the pamphlet
era who ridiculed George Stevenson's
?It makes little difference whether
yon discipline the great forms of
business by direct enactment or reg?
ulate them to death. The mechanics
and worklngmen In this country nro
being Incorporated by a spirit of i
rampant Investigation nnd business |
persecution today far more than are I
those of the grent corporations.
"II Is stupendous folly to tnlk
about giving Individuals a chance to
net by forbidding Individuals to work
together. It Ik a piece of Insolence
for the Individual to Insist that the
corporations shall be disbanded be?
cause It yells mo goods cheaper than
he can. This new doctrine that you
can legislate unsuccessful men Into
success la a ])lern of imbecility. The
modern monarch loves to Invest and
to give away his money.
"Prosecuting attorneys nre preying
like- wolves on every corporation
where judges and prosecuting attor?
neys know that thev are unable to
convict. As to swollen fortunes we
better look alout for now and greater
uses to which to applv them in open?
ing unused resources of our country
nnd in philanthropy and promoting
common thrift, than In the socialist
insanity of confiscating nbove a cer?
tain sum to be set by our congress?
"Millions have taken the place of
hundreds of thousands as the stand
ard of wealth. Billions will roplnco
millions before tho century closes.
Washington Theatre Burned. ^
(By Associated PremO
WASHINGTON, I). C, Jan. 24.?
Tho Academy of Mu.slc, at Ninth
and B streets, NorthwcBt, was al?
most completely gutted by Are ?
unknown origin which btoke out
about five o'clock this afternoon.
The loss is estimated nt $80,000.
Two horses, drawing engine No. 20,
were killed In a collision with a
Btroet car while on the way to the
National Export Association in Sess?
ion at Norfolk Take a Stand
Against It.
(By Associated-Pre**.)
NORFOLK, VA.. Jail 21.?Strong
protests against the sollctlng for
commerce from Europe were entered
at todnv's session of the National
Export I.umber Association. It Is
claimed th;it United States Lum?
bermen are hurt by underbidding
from foreign places and that this
1 '.'' '' ? ? ' ? ? ? ? '? i'
underbidding materially affects' tho
trade of thlj country. Tho nsRocla
lion will use every effort to enforce
a change. Offlcera were elected as
follows: John U. Alott. Ualtlmoro,
president: George- V. Splcgnl, first
vlco-iireshlent: Harvey M. Dlckson,
Norfolk, second vlec-prcsldent; R.
W. Price, Daltlmore, treasurer; U.
M. Terry, secretary.
No Bucket Shops In 8. C.
<Rv Associated Pros?.)
COLUMBIA, 3. C Jan. 24.?The
Senate today passed a hill providing
for tho abolishment of bucket Shops
In South Carolina. Tho same bill
passed the House biBt year, hut wiih
killed In the Sonate. The vote? was
more than two to one In favor of the
Court of Appeals Affirms the Rul?
ings of the Court of Law
and Chancery.
(By Associated ProBM
NORFOI,K, VA., Jan. 24.?The
Court of Appeals of Virginia today
affirmed tho declHlon of the Court
of I.nw and Chancery In the famous
Core will case. Involving property
nt Lambert's 'Point, near Norfolk,
valued at $200,000, which heirs at
law of the late Mrs. John II. Core
sought to sccuro from her lumhnnd,
alleging the Invalidity of deeds and
n will made by Mrs -Core conveying
tho property to her husband, It
being charged that the will waH
executed at a time before , the Vir?
ginia legislature gave to married
women the right of executing wllla.
Under the decision the husband re?
tain*, In Its entirety the property
Our Strengus President is Going to
; Give- ?n- EMbibjtion ? of Uoon..
'Range Markem'anshlp. . I
(Rv Associated Pres?.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 24.?
The President will write a >, letter
on the subject of target practice to
be read at tho national shooting
festival to he held at Charleston!
S. C, In May, a; the lime of tho
triennial meeting of the National
iichut/.enbund. He will also prosa
a button at tin? White House, which
will fire the first three rllle shots
at the festival. President Roose?
velt made those promises to a
colnmitCQ of tin German rllle club
of Charleston. S. C. who called on
him at. the White House today and
asked him to attend the festival.
They Were Cousins and Their Par?
ents Objected to Their Being
Too Intimate.
(Uy Associated Press).
NBVV YORK, Jan. 24.?Sarah
Kling, nged 18, of Orchnnl street
wa3 dhot and instantly killed today
by her cousin, Mayer Schwartz,
aged 17. at his homo at 105 Broome
street. Schwartz then shot and In
Kantly killed hlmaolf. It Is believed
that the boy and girl entered Into
a pact to d'> together because their
parents objected to their fondness
for each oUier.
Three notes were found all sign?
ed by the hoy one of them read as
follows: "My father did not al?
low mo to go to her. Her mother
did not allow her to go to me and
therefore we both go together."*
Sailor Had Been Exposed to the Bit?
ter Cold, But Was All Right
When Rescued.
(My Associated Press).
CHARLfC?TON. S. C. Jan. 21 ?
Willie Povenren. a sailor knocked
overboard from the harkentlnc Fran
ecs, Jan. 18, when the vessel collided
with the Clyde Steamship Coinnnche
In a dense fog while off Diamond
Shoals Light ship, was brought Into
port today by the schooner Grade
D. Buchanan, Captain Harrington.
Povenren was found struggling in tho
water, perfectly nude, and ubout to
give up when taken on board the
It was bitterly cold, but tho sailor
who Is a powerful man. had with?
stood the cold, and the strain of
swimming In the ocean for over an
hour. He was about 15 miles south?
west by west of tho lightship when
picked up.
Partly cloudy In the
south, rain In the
north portion. Friday
warmer; Saturday,
fair, colder, fresh
south winds.
Believed In London That the Ca?
reer ot the Governor of Ja?
maica Is at an End.
Washington Sends Out the State?
ment That Admiral Davis' Action
In Landing Troops Was Not With?
out Precedent?Brltloh Govern?
ment Will Act Later.
(By A?sociated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 21.?
President. Roosevelt tonight received
a cablegram from the Most Rov. Dr.
Koos Nuttel, Lord Archbishop of the
West Indies and chairman of the
Kingston relief committee, tendering
his thanks for the prompt visit of the
American wnrr.hlps under Read Ad?
miral Davis. 'I no message In ub fol?
lows: "We all npprccluto deeply
American sympathy In our dlatres.t
and the prompt visit of your men of
war for our succor. The nupply of
footl available for tho rellof .commit?
tee In Rufflclnnt. After mooting tho
cost of this our next great want will
he thp means for making small
houses habitable. , All our people aro
behaving splendidly."
Tho official full text of the cor res
tnondonco between Road Admiral Da*
'/.Is and Um governor which did not.
iyUrfor'-''i,tV.'n!'*lhi! communication trans--'
mltted^'b*' the A'tisoolato'd -Press lauf.
Sunday has boon received ben'. From
this correspondence it appears that
Roar Admiral Davis landed a party
of rIx for th? purpose of guarding nnd
searching tho archives of the Ameri?
can consulate and another party of
ten men for the purpose of clearing
away the wreckage. Admiral Davis
took a carriage to visit the gover?
nor's bonne nnd round him living
with his family Intents and wiih ac?
companied hack to the oily by the
governor. That sumo afternoon, up?
on request of the governor the men
were withdrawn from shore and re?
turned to their ships. The action of
Admiral Davis In landing under the
conditions is not without precedent,
there being numerous enses to Justify'
Swettenham's Days Over.
LONDON, .Tan. 21.?-The Colonial
office bus recolved several telegrams
front Sir Alexander Swoftonhntn, tho
Governor of Jamaica, acknowledging
tho Incident with Rear Admiral Da?
vis, but not one Is of such n charac
to give It to the public. The foreign
office savB It has had no further
communication from Washington and
that with the report of President
Roosevelt'B telegram, through Assist?
ant Secretary of State Bacon, tho
question is regarded as settled. A l
the same time it Is possible that
when Governor Swellenham's ack?
nowledgement is recolved in full ;
there will bo further communication
with the government of tho United
The Associated Press gained tho
general Impression at the government
offices today that Governor Swettcn
hnm's career Is at an end.
Two Men Who Killed William F.
Bywaters In Cold Blood Will Have
to Face Murder Charge.
fBv Associated PrtBS.1
CUIPICPER, VA., Jan. 21.?Phill?
ip J. nnd Jam^s A. Strothers. broth?
ers, were Indicted by the grand
Jury today for tho killing of Wil?
liam F. Bywaters, recently, within
an hour after he had married their
The giand jury heard a largo num?
ber of witnesses, the testimony1
of each comparatively brief. The
indictment was returned within a
few hours after the cas:: was taken
Mrs. Bywaters was too ill to rtfj
pear before tue grand Jury.

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