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VOL. XII. NO, 21
THAWS DO NOT LIKE THE DASHING MAY Said to be Difference in the Fam? ily Because of Evelyn's Fond? ness for Chorus Girl. HALF Of A DENIAL BY ONE LAWYER Jurors Thus Far Comfortably Loca? ted In a Hotel But They are Prac? tically Prisoners?Thaw Protests Against the Presence of Alienists? Truxton Beale, Important Witness, (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK;. Jan. 2G.?Rumors of dlffrenoe between Mrs-. Harry K. Thaw on one side and Mrs. William A. Thaw and the Countess of Yar? mouth, mother and sister, respec? tively, of Harry K. Thaw, on the other, which were started yesterday continued to be circulated today despite a denial by Thaw's counsel that any such differences existed. The reported differences are saht to have arisen over the continued | presence in the court room of Mlss( May McKenzie, the former chorus girl who invariably accompanies Mrs. Evelyn Thaw and sits by her during the session of the court. Miss- Mc? Kenzie is said to have been the younger Mrs. Thaw's constant com? panion since Hary Thaw shot Stan? ford White. It was reported today Ihat Mr. Delmna the San Fran? cisco lawyer who came East to defend Thaw, wont to tho Hotel -lx>rraine, where the relatives of Harry Thaw are staying, in the hope of reconciling any difference which might have arisen between the wom? en. It was said that Evelyn Thaw, made the first step to placate her mother-in-law and sister-in-law and that Mr. Delmas only consented to try to smooth over their misunder? standings on the agreement that Miss McKenzie should discontinue her appearance in court. What Mr. Peabody Says. ?Harry Thaw is said to have dis? cussed this matter with A. Russell Peabody, of his counsel, when Mr. Peabody visited him In the Tombs prison today. Afterward Mr. Pea? body said, "1 don't believe that Mr. Delmas knows that Miss Mc? Kenzie Is in the court room. He is there to work and I don't believe I lie gives the woman a thought. "Early k?Kt summer when Eve-1 lyri Thaw was practically alone, j Miss McKenzie was with her mostj of the time. It Is only natural tti suppose that Mrs. Thaw wants to have Miss McKenzie with her now, even If the other members of tter husband's family with her." He was then asked to state wheth? er there is any truth in the stories that Thaw has received many threat? ening letters since he has been in the Tombs, "ft want to talk to the counsel about ' this matter .before' I say anything about It. It is possible that I may have something to say later," said Mr. Peabody. Jurors Practically Prisoners^ The Jurors v/ere kept undor Close surveillance at their hotel today. The wives of two them called last night but their guards only per? mitted conversations in the presence of another Juror and* themselves. Mr. Peabody said that Miss Mc? Kenzie had proved herself ono of the best friends Mrs. Evelyn Thaw "ever had and that she took care o.* Mrs-. Thaw last summer when the young woman was "suffering agony greater than that borno by any ?woman in New York," and has been devoted over since. Reported Reason for Shooting One of tho reports in circulation today dealing with Thaw's motive for shooting Stanford White was to tho effect that the night before the sno.iL ng, Thr.w called on White and exacted Irom hJm a promls-o that be would never 1ry to communicate with Evelyn Thaw again. It was also reported that, while at dinner ) In the Cafe Martin four hours before i the tragedy. Thaw intercepted a note i from White asking Mrs. Thaw to I meet bint. Jioouis aro reported to have been 1 NEWT engaged in this city for eight Pitts burg witnesses for Thaw to ho brought t6 this city under the care of Roger O'Mara, the Plttsburg de? tective. Jurors Comfortable. Tii j seven Jurors are comfortably housed at the Broadway Central hotel, seventeen rooms with baths and a separato dining room have been engaged for them. The jurors so Tar selected are accepting the situation in a philoso? phical manner. 'the plans for the defense while thoy have not definitely developed, i are believed to be as at'first supposed tmoti. ual insanity, and an appeal to the socalled "higher law." Only tCo lnlnt?pt indication in this direc? tion, has appeared at the trial thus lav, and that was yesterday when Clifford M. Harlldge, chief counsel fTi Thaw asked n prospective jur? or this question: ' W'culo yon take Into considcra Oo'i: ill the evidence tending to show the condition of this man's CI haw's) mind at the time of the kti ing of Stanford White?" Marriott Will Recover. (By Associated PresB.i ORMOND, FLA. Jan. 26.?Fred Marriott, who was seriously injured yesterday when his racing automo? bile was wrecked while rsclng nlong Ormond-Dnytona Beach at a speed of nearly 125 miles an hour, passed a fairly comfortable night and prob? ably will recover. Col. Minetree's Funeral. WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan 2ti.? It wns decided today that tin? fuu eral of Col. Joseph H. Mine tree, purchasing agent of the Southern railway who died here yesterday, will take' place from hlsr late resi? dence next Monday and tluit the Interment will be In Rock Cret I cemetery, this city. Off for New York. Mr. Charles Babbidge. secretary [ of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and the | Newport News Light and Water j Company, and Mr. Vaughn M. Coyne,' secretary of the Newport News Light ] and Water Company, left last night for New York after spending sev? eral days in the city on business. Smallpox Epidemic in Atlee. ATLKB, VA,. Jan. 26.?The small? pox epidemic Is spreading rapidly In Hanover county. Dr. Anderson, sec? retary board of health, nnd Dr. Gray; located about forty cases. All schools. I churches nnd other public places are'! closed and all large gatherings are' forbidden. NINE BLOWN TO PIEGESi - . ! Premature Dynamite Explosion Has1 Fearful Results. BODIES BLOWN ACROSS THE RIVER* All of the Men Killed Were Foreigners and They Met Death in an Instant ?Thoy Wore Eating Dinner at the' Time. I (Special to the Dally Press). RICHMOND, VA.. Jan. 26.?A pre? mature dynamite explosion occurred today on the Tidewater railroad, near Penrlsburg, one the works of P. .1. Milleti. in which nine men. all for? eigners, were killed almost in an In? stant. The mangled bodies of one ( of them was thrown nearly across New river, the remains lodging on. an island In the stream. It seems that the in on were eating their dinner on the grade, and were thawing out a portion of the explosive before an open fire. The explosion was terrific. ELOPES AT AGE OF 84. Edward H. Hall Secretly Weds Miss Ella Brower, a School Teacher. MOUNT VERNON. N. Y., Jan. 26 ? Mount Vcrnon people were surprised today by the announcement of the marriage of Edward H. Hall, of this city, and Miss Klla Brower, of Pleas antviUp. Mr. Hall is eighty-four years old und Is wealthy. His bride, who was a teacher in the public schools of Mount. Vcrnon. is about thirty-five. Mr. Hall's family is said to have opposed tho marriage. He slipped quietly away on Christmas Day and went to Plcnsantvllle. where Rev. Dr. A. K. Sanford. of the Methodist church, performed the ceremony. The bride nrosc from a sick bed to wed. ?ORT NEWS, VA., SI NO FAIR SPONSOR FOR WEARERS OF GRAY General Stephen D. Lee Says Thai Thy Will Have to Pay Their Own Expenses. REUNION IN RICHMOND IN JUNE Then Confederate Veterans Will 1 m Consider Proposition of a Maid or . ' ' ' ."V-" Matron of Honor?Can't Have This Year Because There is No Money Available for Purpose. (By Associated Press). NEW ORLEANS. LA., Jan. 2C? Maids and matrons of honor and other fair Blionsors hereafter ap? pointed for the United Confederate Veterans must be provided for by some means outside or the treasury of that urbanization, according to orders Issued zy Oen. Stephen D. Loe tonight. Oen. Lee said, "It cannot he denied that what was Intended as an honor to the descendents of glorious women of the Confedera? cy, has grown to such a degree that Confederate soldiers have boon In a manner forced Into second place." He announces that this matter would be brought to the attention of the Richmond reunion this year, and th'? pending action liy the vet? erans he will abstain from appoint? ing a chief sponsor and maid 01 honor for the reunion. "It is absolutely neccssnry," ho' continued, "that tho expeuses of ,the- reunion cltkvi be-reduced," am'/' he wishes it "distinctly understood that the outlay for entertainment, of all sponsors and maids of honor must be borne by those who make the appointments." A second order announces the date of the seventeenth annual reunion for June 1. '- and 3. PRESIDENT WANTS 10 STOP LAND GRABBING He Has Directed That No Patent Shall be Granted Till Official Exam? ination is Made. (By Assnclated Press.) WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 20.? President Roosevelt has determine.! to put an end. if possible, lo frauds in the acquisition of public land by individuals and corporations. He has directed that hereafter no patent shnll he issued to public land until an ex? amination of the ground shall have Ixien made by an authorized officer of the government: Tho President's or? der Is in the form of a letter to Sec? retary Hitchcock and under its por visions orders are being sent out to? day by the officials of the gcuoral land office. Quake in West Virginia. HLUHFIELD, W. VA.. Jan. 2?.?An earthquake Shock, lasting almost a minute, was fjjl.t bore at 1 o'clock this morning. Houses were badly shaken and people jumped from their bed:; In fright. No serious damage result cd, however. OSBORNE CRITICISES ROOT. Says Secretary Would Substitute Ex pediency for Right. NEW. YORK, Jan. 26.? At the an? nual dinner of Hie Confederate Camp of New York, which was held at the Waldorf-Astoria. James W. Osborne spoke In defense of States' rights and In criticism of Secretary Root's re? cent address. He aald: "A number of people have assorted lately that you should not be tound by the law or the Constitution, hut should do the expedient tiling, wheth cr It be law or not. Such things have usually been said behind closed doors, but lately this doctrine of ex pediency has found so many follow? ers that even officer* of the govern? ment have got up and announced it before public audiences. "In other words, they would read In clauses that are not there. It means disintegration and nnnihtlr.Mon of government by law and the pres euce of either chaos or depotism. In stead of a government of the United Stales. When I think of Jefferson, Calhoun. and Washington I pray that they might live attain for one hour to denounce such a doctrine. The Union can never he destroyed by any ? ower from without, and as long as thero remains one single State intact the United States will remain n free government, and I look to the South lo reserve it In order that II may ever remain a blessing to humanity." JNDAY. JANUARY 27 MEMBERS OF GRIDIRON HAVE FUN GALORE loast and Roast a Number o! Prominent Peeple to Their Hearts' Fullest Extent. "TEDDY BEARS" THE GREAT FEATURE Clifford K, Berryman, the Creator of the Famous Animal, Made a Member of the Famous Organiza? tion?Gov. Swanson Has Not Time ; to Walt for Mixed Drinks. (By Associated Press). WASHINGTON. D. C. .Ian. 26.~ Centralization was the major motive in tlie entertainment furnished to nliilu by the?"that famous ussoclu tlon of \Vashlnfton newspaper corres? pondents, the Gridiron club, at their annual winter dinner given ut the New Wlllnrd. The new president of the club, Samuel O. Blythu of the New York World, directed the entertainment. The Inltltutton of Clifford K. Ber rytn'an, the curtoonlst and creator of the "Teddy Bear," afforded an op? portunity to introduce enormous cinnamon bears, placed, of course, by two members between the Pres dent and Mr. Berryman. The olub had n lot of sport over the bear in? cident. A showman, who had the bears in charge; explained that ho had taught them the lnngunge of man, that they could "think as quick? ly and spell as badly as the Presl f'jont of the United Stales." ' Mr.' Berryman with the. aid of his uenrs made a number of cartoons; One bear requested that he draw a picture of the map whom iho Sen? ate loves most and a striking like? ness of the President appeared. A picture of Senator Poraker showed up when tin: cartoonist was asked to draw u picture of the Senator whom tttp President loved njost. The picture of the next Vice Pres? ident of the United States was a composite starting with David B. Hill cud being changed Into Fair? banks, The. cartoon of the next Republican candidate began with Taft, was changed Into FalrbnnT.'H and ended with a speaking likeness of Joseph G. Cannon. Some of the- Speakers. Songs lo Associate Justice Harlan of Ihe Supremo Court, to Vice Pres? ident Fairbanks and Speaker Cnn noli served as Introductions to thorn, while other brilliant after dinner addresses were made by General Porter, Secretary Root, Henry Van' Dyke of Princeton University, Rep? resentative Adam Bode of Minneso? ta and Francis Cushman. New Empire Elected. In the presence of the President of the United States and the Vice-presi? dent and Representatives from the co-ordinate branches of the govern? ment, a host of literary and newspaper men, statesmen and many of the captains of Industry, those who have done and are still doing things, an empire was. erected with all the splendor attendant thereto. The scene was laid In Washington and the time nineteen hundred and seventeen (ten years hence). The kingly power was surrounded with all the officers of state, with courtiers and pages, a hornld who looked more like "Happy Jack Fal staff" than anything else, and a num? erous court to complete the gorgeous picture, and the fun these men of the Gridiron club got out of the "skit," to sny nothing of the enjoyment of the guests, showed how keenly the as scml.lage appreciated the satire. Ami there was a Jester too, who spoke an eplloguo which served as the identifi? cation of President Roosevelt who de? livered a forcible address. The grand procession was welcomed by "God save the King," rendered by a section of the marine band. But the King was finally deposed and the court, sent in exile while the band played "The Star Spangled Banner." During the course of the centraliza? tion, the king asked one of his mln islcrit "Uns Japan Conquered the Phil? ippines?" The chancellor of the c.\ , 1007. echcquer replied "No your majesty, they now offer to give them back to us for a coaling station nt Cluatn." | Ah a souvenir of the dinner n hook | of nearly sixty pages was presented to each guest, Its title being "Who Iki Who In Qrldlron Prose and Rhyme." Dealing with history characters and' portrayod with ? profusion of cuts. I Governor Wurflcld, of Maryland and Hwnuson of Virginia, were represented as Hpcnklng to one another as fol. lows: Suva the Governor of Mary? land to his friend of Virginia:" "1 will mix you some thtiiKs that nro good to put in yen." Hays the Governor of Virginia! "I prefer not. to wall, when time may be saved by taking them straight." FOUR KILLED IN A NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE Big Mill at Dover Burned and It is Believed That the Loss Will Be $500,000. (Ry Associated Proas.) DO VSR, N. H., Jan. 20.?Dover's most disastrous fire which occureil today cost tho llvs of four and probably live young mill operatives and a property loss of a half a mill? ion dollars. Tho tire destroyed mill No one of the Cocheco Manufactur? ing Company. Tho bodies of four hoys, charred beyond hope of Iden? tification, were found In the smok? ing iiiliis and ns live boys are known to be missing, It Is believed that auot'her body will he discov? ered. Several of the Injured were hurt while descending by ropes. The fire broke out In the mill not long after the live hundred or more op? eratives hnd assembled for (holi? day's work. Friction from a belt generated sparks which lodged In a mass or cotton and the linmes quick? ly unread throughout the building. Tho ex'ts soon hecnnie blocked by a struggling mass of mill hands and . utnuy wero obliged to. Jump from "the windows. "Others secur? ed rop'.'h and (JoscdhdJld to tho ground. There were several daring rescues by firemen. Mrs. Jackson Declines Pension. <R.v Associated Press). RALEIGH, N. C., Jan. 20.?The ' Senate of North Carolina received ? !.'> .i letter from Mrs "Stonewall'' Jackson, declining to accept a pen? sion of flttti a monlh, provided under a resolution introduced a few days | ngo. Fire Damp Causes Horrible Disas? ter in West Virginia Mine. TWELVE DEAD BODIES TAKEN OUT Mine Caved In After the Explosion and It is Not Known Whether the Men in the Mine Are Dead or Alive. (Rv Associated Prtss.l WESTON, W. VA., Jan. 26.?Five Americans tt?d seven Italians are known to bo dead as the result of an explosion of fire damp In the Penn- i sylvanla company mine nt l.orontz, near Buchanan, W. Vs., about f?:.?0 o'clock this overling. After the ex? plosion the. mine caved In. causing the entombing of the miners, estimated at one hundred. The bodies of twelve dead men have been recovered and it 1? known nl the time whether any others met death. The Americans who were killed arc: CHARLES ROHER MAN. WILLIAM BAILEY. JAMES SCOTT. CHARLES JOHNSON. GLENN MILES. The bodies of seven Italians have also been recovered, hut as they are known only by numbers, their identi? ty is not possible tonight. Love Sick Woman Wanted to Die. (Special to t'ac Daliv Press). RICHMOND. VA.. Jan. 26.?Ml88 Hertha Johnson, a young woman em? ployed In a laundry In Roanoke, at? tempted suicide last night, by taking laudanum. Physicians succeeded In '. ringing her around. A quarrel with licr sweetheart was the cause of the rash act. THE WEATHER. Fair Sunday, colder In central and East portions. Monday fair, not so cold; fresh northeast winds, PRICE TWO CENTS SHOT TWICE AS HE SAT ON EDGE OF HIS BED Attempt to Murder Staten Island Pnysician In Cold Blood Under Mysterious Circumstances. SHOOTING DONE EARLY IN MORNING Man Mortally Wounded Refuses to Tell the Police Who the Aaonssin Was?Man With the Gun Entere'd Doctor's Bed Room and Began Shooting at Once. (Special In (ho Dnlly Press). NIOW YORK. .Inn. 2?.?Dr. Charles W, Townseud. one of the best known physicians und surgeons on Stuten Ih land, was shot and mortally wounded while in bed In his homo nt New Brighton, s. I., early today. The case Is surrounded by mystery, but from the meagre details which have been permitted to leak out by Iho official!) It Is behoved thai the doctor was the victim of a man who sought venge? ance for some real or fancied wrong Dr. Townseud at first declared his wounds were Inflicted by n burglar, but later snld he knew the man who did It. "I know perfectly we'll who Hhot me." he told the police, "but I shall not loll his name. I do not want the ptan arrested. There Jj< no need of sacrificing still another life." A cabnuui numod 8,11 verm a Ii, who answered the description given by Dr. Townsond of his nssiillnnt, was arrested.- When ho was taken to the bedside of the (lying man, however, the doctor refused to Identify hint, "I didn't toll you It. was Sllvcrmuu that shot me," snld the doctor to the officer who made the arrest. "I mere l.V^mild that my assailant looked like tlirchunnu. Sltvermah Is a friend of inlne/iind he Is not the man who fir? ed the shots at mo." Was in Cold Blood. IJr. Tnwnsend's home Is a hnuu srmie residence a Mock from the New Brighton railroad station. The doctor and his wife occupied the front room, on (hi1 second floor, bis aged mother slept in a room In the rear of the doctor's and his four children iu an? other room on the name floor. About :I:-I5 o'clock this morning the doctor's wife was awakened by some noise nnd saw a strange man In the room. In one hand the Intruder car ricd a lighted match and In the other a revolver. The lower pnrt of his face was covered with a handkerchief. Mrs. Townseud screamed and lire; husband awoke. 'The stranger advanced on the doc? tor ami declared that lu&was going to kill him. He forced Dr. Townscnd to get up nnd It is understood that he snld something, but what It was Iho coroner will not reveal. Dr. Townseud was In a half sitting posi? tion, when the intruder fired. The bullet struck the doctor a glancing blow in the stomach and then hurled itself in the bed clothes. Again the strnnger fired nnd this lime the bullet hit the doctor In the nbdo men. piercing the luiestines. As soon as he had fired the sec? ond shot the assailant fled from the room, and run down stairs nnd es? caped. \ The Intruder gained admission to Iho house by forcing n window in the doctor's cfflce on the ground floor. Tracks also worn found leading from the house to the water's odgc and I! is believed that the assailant after his crime, made ids escape In u boat which had been provided in ad? vance for that purpose. Salony Hold for Grand Jury. (By Associated Press.) ROANOKB, VA? Jan. 26.?John Salony, the Tidewater railroad con? tractor, who was n*"rested charged with peonage, was today sent to the federal grand Jury by United Stales Commissioner White, after a hearing that lasted.two days. Judging from the price Mr. Ouggnn holm pnid, there can not b*j any Sun atorshlpH on the bargain counter now.