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4' ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. TUESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 12. 1907. The Evening Cltlisn, In Advance, IS per year. Deltvred by Carrier, (0 eenta par month. irr hi f , THAW WILL NOT LEGISLATURE IS GE PUT ON DOING GOOD STAND WORK Prisoner Was 36 Years Old Today First Witness Insanity Expert. HE TOLD VERYPLAINLY i MENTAL TROJJBLE OF THAW Brain Operated Like Ship Jn Wind Without Rudder-Balance Wheel Cone. New Tork, Feb. 12. The counsel tor Thaw unexpectedly announced last night that it would take about two days more to put In Ita direct case for the defense. This, of course, does not take Into consideration the cross-examination of Thaw'a wit nesses by Jerome, but Indicates plain ly that Thaw will not go on the stand. What is regarded as an important document in connection with the trial, It is understood, was obtained yesterday by Jerome from Abe Hum- mell. It is a photographic copy of the statement which Kvelyn Thaw testified that Hummell dictated when she went to his office with White. It is understood that it charges Thaw with having ill treated her and even beat her. Jerome and Hummell met in a restaurant yesterday, and a brief conference followed, during which Jerome made a number of notes. Although today is Lincoln's birth day, it was decided to hold court. It is also Thaw's birthday. He Is 36 years old. Alienist Introduced. New Tork, Feb. 12. The first wit ness in the Thaw trial today was Dr. Britton D. Evans, superintendent of the state insane hospital at Morris Plains, N. J., which, he said, con tained on an average of 1,800 pa tients. He first saw Thaw on Au gust 4, 1906, in the Tombs, and had visited him eight times. Knew What He Talked of. Dr. Evans said that as a resutt of his frst three visits .he rachfdthe opinion that Thaw was of unsound mind. As a result of his last five visits, he says, he reached the opin ion that Thaw's mental condition, while Btill impaired, has improved over the condition during the first visits. Evidence of Brain Storm. Dr. Evans testified that on his first visit, August 4, Thaw exhibited a pe culiar expression, glaring of the eyes. restlessness of the eye, suspicion of his surroundings and of me, nervous agitation and restlessness such as comes from severe brain storm, com mon in those who have recently gons through explosive or fulminating condition of mental unsoundness. He exhibited delusions of a personal character, exaggerated ego, and along with them delusions of perse- cutionary character. He thought himself of exaggerated importance and believed himself persecuted by a number of persons. These symp toms, he said, were characteristic of several mental diseases. Adolescent Insanity Indicated. One of those mental diseases lndi cated by Thaw's actions, Evans de clared, . is adolescent insanity. In adolescent insanity the patient ex hibits no marked symptoms, "but when stress comes," Dr. Evans took a declamatory tone of voice, "the man does not break down as an or dinary man would. There is com plete loss of mental balance, explos ive condition of the brain, reason be comes dethroned, will power is lost and the brain is operating as a ship without a rudder does in the wind. The balance wheel Is gone. The acts of such a man are not the acts of a normal man, but show him to be guided by stress and disease. HI-! mind has left Its moorings and yield ed to the diseased conditions." L1F.UT. ilil'lUlAN K HKLKASKD FllUM FF.DEUAL PKISON Leavenworth, Feb. 12. Ex-Lieutenant Sidney S. Burbank was releas ed from the federal penitentiary here this morning after nearly fifteen months' Imprisonment and started for Indlariapalos, where he will visit a brother for a few days. He declin ed to make known his plans. Bur bank said that later he would make a statement of his case that would create a sensation ,in army circles. His engagement in 1903 to a promi nent society woman of Leavenworth precipitated a suit by his Filipino wife, who was granted - separation and Burbank ordered to pay $50 a month for the support of their child. Later Burbank was tried by court martial and convicted of embezzling the company's funds and of other conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. COALING 'ItFAOKD BltOKEX BY ENGLISH FLAGSHIP. London, Feb. 12. The battleship King Edward, flagship of the Atlantic fleet has taken 1,060 tons of coal in one hour forty-five mlnuteB. Tim previous highest record was that ot the Goliath, ot the Channel fleet when 1,630 tons were shipped in five hours thirteen minutes. Both ves sels cealed from the floating depot at Southampton. COMl'ETINU fou SIIAT- IXG CHAMPIONSHIPS. Newburg. N. J., Feb. 12. Some of the fastest skaters in the United States are competing in the skating championships at Orange Lake, near here today. There are four Cana dian competitors, and several from Chicago and St. Louis. Several Important Bills Were Introduced Today in Each House. RESUME OEHESS OF YESTERDAYS SESSIONS There Will Probably be Severe Conflict on County Division. Especially of San Miguel. Special to Tha Evening Citizen. Santa Fe. N. M., Feb. 13. The council this morning after a brief session began considering council bill No. IS introduced by Mr. Duncan which provides for the assessment and collection of taxes, etc. This bill is better known as the "tax bill." Duncan is president of the board of equalization and the bill defines the powers of the board clearly. The council made several changes of minor importance In the measure today. The bill is being taken up section by section and con sldered. When the council has fin ished, it will practically be equivalent to the passage of the measure by that branch of the assembly. Mr, Duncan presented a petition from San Miguel county residents to day, asking that the fee system in county offices be abolished and a sal ary basis established generally. The petition was referred to a committee, The council passed council substi tute bill No. 11 today, which pro vides for the taxation of sleeping cars, the standard cars on a basis of $5,000 each and tourist on a basis of $1,600 each, the rate of taxation to be $1.50 per $100. One-half of these taxes go to the territory general purpose fund and one-halt to the ex pense fund of the counties through which the cars are operated. The council tabled the original bill by Sargent. The legislative assembly will prob ably take a trip through Torrance county on a special train 1 over the Santa Fe Central Thursday of this week. House bill No. 19, introduced by Mr, Baca, providing for the erecting of an electric light plant at the pen itentiary, is in a committee of the council. It carries $20,000 appropria tion. Mr. Duncan today introduced coun cil bill No. i2, by request, an act rel ative to the assessment of bank stock, which is in the hands of the finance committee. Mr. Chaves introduced a bill rel ative to the support of destitute per sons in charitable institutions and hospitals. Governor Hagerman signed the house joint resolution. No. 5, provid ing for pay of extra employes and contingent expenses, which passed the assembly Saturday night. It car ries about $2,000 for the five days in excess of the first fifteen days of the session. The house voted to delay the trip to Torrance county until Dalles wai able to go, on Thursday. The time was occupied this afternoon with re ports of committees. The council li considering the tax bill in commit tee. IMPORTANT SESSIONS DIKING YESTEUDAY Santa Fe, Feb. 12. Several bills introduced in the house were the chief features of the session of the legislative assembly here yesterday. Most Important perhaps is a bill as senting to an act of congress known as the Adam's act, relative to the in creased annual appropriation by the federal government for the agricul tural experiment station in connec tion with the agricultural college at Mesllla Park. The act requires that the legislature shall assent to the conditions under which this money becomes available but authorized the governor to assent until the legisla ture should convene, did he see so fit. By the terms of the Adam's act, an appropriation amounting to $5,000 and Increasing gradually each year Is available for the use of the experi ment station until the amount totals $15,000. The bill introduced by Mr. Holt Is as follows: AN ACT ASSENTING TO THE PUR POSE OF (J It A NTS OF MONEY AUTHORIZED BY AN ACT OF COXUKHSS ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PKOVIDE FOll AN IN CREASED ANNUAL APPROP RIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS AND REGULATING THE EXPENDI TURE THEREOF, APPROVED MARCH 16, 1906. Be It enacted by the legislative as sembly of the territory of New Mex ico: Section 1. That the assent of the legislative ussembly of the territory of New Mexico is hereby given, in pursuance of the requirements of Section 2 of an act of congress en- I titled, "An aci to provide for an In creased annual appropriation for ag ricultural experiment stations and regulating the expenditure thereof, apiyoved March 16, 1906," com monly known as the Adams act, to the purpose ot the grunts of money authorized by such act and to the carrying out, within the territory of New Mexico, of all and singular the provisions of said act. Sec. 2. This act shall tike effect and be in force from and after its passage. This bill passed the house by a viva voce vote and will undoubtedly pass the council as soon as it comes be fore that body. Three Important Measure. Three other laws of Interest, par- ST. VALENTINE IS PREPARING A HE FOUND ticularly to the legal fraternity, were also introduced in the house by Mr. Holt and are now in the hands of the proper committees. One is a bill to repeal sections 1241, 3439, 3440 and 3447 of the compiled laws of 1897 and for other purposes. This bill provides that if any person maliciously attempts to secure an Indictment or to cause a criminal prosecution or causes an other so to do, he shall, upon con viction thereof be punished by a fine not less than $50 nor more than $1, 000, or by Imprisonment In the coun ty jail for six months or by both such fine and Imprisonment. In the trial of a criminal case, if the court is satisfied that the case was instituted maliciously or without probable cause, the court may at its discretion tax the costs against the prosecuting witness and said witness shall stand commlttted until the costs are paid Another bill of interest is one in which a witness in a criminal cause pending In any court must upon re quest of the court, give a written recognlznnce bearing two or more good and sufficient sureties to be ap proved by the court for his appear ance as a witness in such a case. Af ter having compiled with these con ditions, any witness who may fall to appear when summoned, shall be subject to an attachment to be issued by the court. The' third bill, which will do a great deal towards aiding in the ar rest of criminals and their detention until evidence can be produced against them, is an amendment to section 3428 ot the complied laws of 1897, relative to the issuance of a warrant upon Information and be lief. The amendment provides that such a warrant may be issued upon affidavits based upon belief or infor mation when such affidavits are ap proved in writing by the district at torney for the county in which said affidavits are executed. This amendment modlfys the pres ent law so that a sheriff who is mor ally certain that a person is guilty of some crime, may secure a warrant upon his personal statement without committing perjury. It often hap pens that criminals escape because eye witnesses or persons willing to swear to a warrant, cannot be found promptly. If the projected amend ment becomes law, this condition will be obviated. County Division Agitation. Representative Abbott of Santa Fe yesterday presented in the house, his ninth petition from the people of Torrance county against the pro posed change of county lines under council bill No. 15 by Mr. Dalles, which provides for the abolishment of Torrance county and the creation of a new county with the county seat at Willard instead of Estancla. These petitions, which bear several thous and signatures are now in the hands of the house committee on county and county lines. The commlte held an interesting open session fol lowing adjournment of the house yes terday evening and the subject ot county division and the creation of new counties came up for general discussion. Maps of the proposeC changes both In Torrance, San Mi guel and Eddy and Chaves counties were presented. There is a strong party of business men here from East Las Vegas to lobby, in favor of the creation of the new county of Gar field. There will probably be a hard er fight on this matter in both the house and council than on any other measure likely to come before this session. Both division and antl-dl- vlsion have strong constltutents. i'oiiiit'iliiian Dalies III. Councilman Carl A. Dalies of Tor rance county, is ill and has not been in attendance at the council sessions for several days. His condition is not consiil red serluus, however, and his friends say he will be on duty when his i-otistltutents need his aid. Representative Price Walters was exeoused t orn attendance at the ses sions of the house yesterday owing to Illness. GETTING- BUSY WORK OF ART ON ONE OF THE UNDER THE BAND WAGN AT PARLIAMENT BY From the Throng Refers to Kingston and Thanks' United States For Assistance. EARTHQUAKE IN SPAIN AND OTHERS PREDICTED London, Feb. 12. The second ses sion of the recent parliament of the present reign, which promises to be full of Interest and importance as a consequence of the projected liberal attack upon the house of lords and the introduction of an Installment of home rule for Ireland, was opened by King Edward this afternoon, with all the Imposing ceremonies which have attended these functions since his accession. The speech from the throne fore shadowed a full and busy session, de voted to Ireland, army reform and temperance, apart from the over whelming question of the house of lords. After the usual reference to the good relationship prevailing between Great Britain and other powers, the speech deplored the loss of life re sulting from the earthquake at Kingston. The king expressed his gratitude to the United States for as. slstance rendered the sufferers In Jamaica. "Serious questions," said the king, "affecting the working of our parlia mentary system, have arisen Qm unfortunate differences between the two houses. My ministers have this important subject unoer considera tion with a view to the solution of the difficulty." The rest of the i-peech was devoted to the proposed licensing bill, the object of which Is to diminish the drink evil; proposals for Improve ment of the army organization; Irish local government, and the education questions, together with a number of minor measures. AUSTRALIAN SEISMOGRAPH INDICATES EARTH UNREST. Labaeh, Australia, Feb. 12. The seismograph at the observatory here has, since February 9, registered strong earth unrest, which seems to be connected with the cyclone In southern Italy and Malta. Profes sor Belar says that the continued un rest may result In further earth quakes in the near future. SEVERE SHOCK 1F.LT IV MlKl A PROVINCE, SPAIN. Madrid, Feb. 12. Severe earth quake shocks, lasting seven seconds. were felt at Albania, province of: Muila, today. I TRIAL OF KTFAF. ADAMS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS Spokane, Feb. 12. When the trial of Steve Adams for the murder of Fred Tyler resumed today, the state had only three peremptory challenges left und the di-f-'iise seven. It Is hoped that a jury will be secure! by the end of tlv week and hearing of evidence begun. WARSHIPS AT M ARM j GRVS CELEBRATION. I New Orleans Feb. 12. By special order of the secretary of the navy the cruiser Columbia Is taking part In the Mardi Grts celebration here today. She came from Havana for the purpose. The gun boat De Moines Is up the Mississippi at Natchez to assist 1n a corresponding celebration there. POOR "LONESOME ONES" WHOM SANTA FE. L OF LINCOLN'S BIRTH MARKSDAY Washington Observes It In Usual Appropriate Evlden ces of Grateful Memory. OTHER CHIEF CITIES OF COUNTRY PARTICIPATE Washington, Feb. 12. The mem ory of Abraham Lincoln was honor ed today In the capltol with appro priate ceremonies. All the big bust ness houses and many private real dences throughout the city are ap propriately decorated while the na tion's flags are flying from the white house. Southerner SH'nks. Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 12. At tha annual Lincoln banquet, the Lincoln portrait by B. Eggleston, will be unveiled. John Temple Graves, of Atlanta, Ga.; Townsend Scudder, Jus tice of the supreme court and other distinguished speakers will be pres ent. . Banquet Tonight. New York, Feb. 12. The Lincoln anniversary was duly observed here. All banks and public buildings are closed since noon and the leading places of business are decorated. The Lincoln banquet will be held in Delmonlcos tonight. A number of prominent men will speak. At III Old Home. Springneid. III., Feb. 12. Lin coin's birthday was observed by ex erclses at Lincoln's tomb in Oak Ridge cemetery, where thousands of people assembled. The exercises were under the auspices of Stephen son's Post, G. A. It., and Stephenson's Woman's Relief corps. Several eulogistic speeches were delivered Numbers of floral offerings were placed on the sarcophagus from all parts of the country. Lincoln Day Banquet. Baltimore, Feb. 12. The Lincoln day banquet to be held in the fourth regiment armory here tonight prom ises to be the most Important of its kind ever held in the country since the death ot Lincoln. Among the speakers will be Vice President Fair banks, Secretary of the Treasury Shaw, Attorney General Bonaparte Senator Scott, of West Virginia; Sen ator Dillingham, of Vermont; Sen ator Warner, of Missouri; Senator Henneway, of Indiana; Senator Spooner, of Wisconsin; Congressman J. Adam Bedd, of Minnesota; Theo. E. Burton, of Ohio; Pearre, Mudd and Watcher, of Maryland. The banquet is being held under the aus pices of the Young Men's Republican clubs and the Union league. Col. J. Frank Supplee will be the toast master. TEXAS LABOR UNIONS FIGHT FOR HAYWOOD AM) PETTIHONE Waco, Tex., Feb. 12. Mass meet ings are being called by the labor councils embodying all labor unions In the various titles of this state to protest against the Imprisonment of Moyer Haywood and Pettlbone, who have been in prison a year In Idaho. These men were officers of the West ern Federation of Miners and are charged with the murder of former Governor Steunenberg of Idaho. Union men here allege that the men are being Illegally restrained of their liberty and that a conspiracy exists to keep the men from having a trial. SICKENING COAST OF LAND IN COLLISION Of Two Hundred Passengers and Crew Not Less Than of Whom Many MOST SHOCKING ACCIDENT SINCE BURNING OF SLOCDD Other Fatal Accidents Recorded at Home and Abroad by Fire and by Railroads Rapidly Reduce Number of Human Race. Block Island, R. I., Feb. 12. The steamer Larchmont, of the Joy line, with many passengers, bound from Providence for New York, sank off the northwest side of Block Island early today, after colliding with the three masted schooner, Harry Know leton, off Quonochontaug. The pas sengers and crew from the steamer took to the boats but It is feared that some may have lost their lives either by drowning or freezing as the tem perature was below sero. The schooner's bow was cut away and her captain ran her ashore west of Quonochontaug to prevent her sink ing. The crew of seven men, including Captain Haley, reached the shore safely in their own boats. The cause of the collision is un known. The night was clear but there was a strong northwest wind and the sea was rough. When the first boats came ashore from the steamer, It was found that some of the occupants were dead. In the confusion it Is not known whether they were pulled from the water after drowning or whether they were frozen to death. The Knowleton halls from East Port and was bound from South Am boy for Boston with coal. The Larchmont left Providence last night for New York. She carried a crew, ot about fifty and had some passengers aboard. Fully 180 People Lout. Only 19 out of an estimated 'total of 159 to 200 persons survived the sinking of the Joy line steamer Larchmont in Block Island sound last night, according to an estimate made at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Of those saved eight were passengers, six men and two women, and the rest were members ot the crew Including Cap tain McVey. Many Wore Frozen to Dentil. In the boats which carried the sur vivors were several passengers who were frozen to death during the trip from the wreck to the landing. It Is Impossible this af ternoon to fix the number of dead. Captain McVey estimated the number THE IDEA OF WAR WITHJAPS California School Question and German Tariff Rela tions Not Discussed. MOKE NEW MEXICANS FEACH WASHINGTON Washington, Feb. 12. represen tative Stayden, of Texas, during the consideration of the naval appropria tion bill in the house today, addressed that body on tho subject of the re cent war talk between the United States and Japan, and laughed at the rumor of war out of the chamber. Sonic Moro Appointment. Washington, Feb. 12. The presi dent today sent In the following nom inations: Beceiver of public monies at Douglas, Wyo.. Samuel Slaymaker; register of land office at Douglas, Wyo., John W. Price. Neither Wan DIm-iiwU. Washington, Feb. 12. It was gen erally expected that at today's cab inet meeting the two subjects of gen eral moment, the Japanese schol question and the work of the Joint American-German tariff commission, would receive consideration, but It tun be stated on high authority that neither of these matters was dis cussed. PROMINENT NKAV MEXICANS AT CAPITAL OF NATION'. Speclul to The Evening Citizen. Washington, D. C, Feb. 12 Sev eral cattle and sheep men of New Mexico and Colorado, Including Solo mon Luna and Harry W. Kelly, are now In consultation with President Itoosevelt on the land leuse bill. Postmasters for I.as Crurr and Clayton have been confirmed. Andrews, through the pension di vision, has secured an IS pension for Juana M. C. Miller. Clark M. Carr and Assistant United States Attorney Medler have arrived ; and have important business affect- j lng New Mexico timber lunda. j LIFE L RHODE IS 180 Were Lost, Were Frozen. of passengers at 160 and crew at St. On the basis ot these figures the num ber of those who perished Is place at 181. Bodies ot victims are con stantly being washed ashore. Br noon 18 were taken from the water. ' Death Loss Enormous. Block Island, Feb. II. -Cap t. Geo. McVey, of the steamship Larchmont. said to the Associated Press today that he had on board between ltt and 200 passengers, when the col lision occurred, and only eight of these escaped with their lives. At the same time he said fourteen bodies had been washed ashore, making twenty-two passengers accounted for. Saddest Reports Confirmed. Providence, Feb. 12. The princi pal Joy line office in this city it II o'cloock this morning was without definite Information concerning th loss ot life in the sinking of the steamer Larchmont. A private message, however, received from Block Island, says that fourteen bodies have been washed ashor. The Joy line officials etlmate ther were about 150 passengers and tha crew numbered about thirty. Sank Within Ten ftlinutes. New York, Feb. 12. Captain Mc Vey ,of the Larchmont, communicat ed with the Joy line officials in this city by telephone from Block Islanil early this afternoon. - He said th Larchmont sank within ten minute after the collision. After cruising about In an Icy gale from 11 p. m. t 8 a. m. today, he landed on Block Is land. Close behind his boat another landed, bringing fifteen dead an eight dying passengers. Claimed Five Picked Up. New York, Feb. 12. It is said at the Joy line offices here that word had been reeclved that a fishing schooner had picked up one of thft Larchmont's boats containing five passengers and the body of another, who had died of exposure. BANK TREASURER TAKES DEPARTURE WITH mm Shortage Expected to be Even Larger Than That Amount. He Disappeared LAST FRIDAY AND NOT SIXCE BEEN HEARD OF New Britain, Conn., Feb 12. High .officers of the Savings Bank of New Britain state that there is a big shortage in the accounts ot William Walker, the missing treasurer of the bank, and that the bank's own offi cers up to noon had discovered a shortage of S 150.000. Examinations of the brink's affairs continues and the officers say the shortage doubt less is much larger. The disappearance of Treasurer Walker occurred soon after the bank examiner visited the bank last Thurs day. At that time Walker said h felt ill and would be at the Jiank later. He did not appear again an early the next morning went to Near York. Since then he has not been seen. PHI LA 1I I. Pill A St 'PFF.ItS FIKK UIIUIl IS FATAL Phllailflphlu. Feb. 12. Fire. In which one was killed und several had narrow escapes, damaged the five story building occupied by the Phoe nix Punts, Overall and Shirt com pany und Dumee Sons and company, cotton brokers, in the heart of the financial district early today. With the exception of Louis Deskeveskey. all uf two score of employes, among whom were a dozen girls, escaped. Deskeveskey Jumped from the fire escape and was Instantly killed. Sev eral employes were injured, none ser iously. Damage $75,000. YICTOIUIN GOLD OUT PUT vi:uv laugh. London, Feb. 12. The gold output of Victoria for the past year was l34.TT5 ounces, valued at $16 66. 500, being an Increase of 2t.72i ounces over the previous year. Since the first discovery of gold In Victoria to the end of l'J06 the money It rea lized Is $127.7SS.IMM), New mines are being opened every day as th Immigration Is steadily increasing.