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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE HE RALD
, VOLUME xxxxni_ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1913 12 PAGES NUMBER 122
, THAW LOSES TWO
IN EFFORT TO STAVE
OFF DEPORTATION
* Fails to Establish the Con
tention That He En
tered Canada as
, a Tourist
BEFORE SPECIAL
INQUIRY BOARD;
IS GOOD WITNESS
Fugitive Not “Railroaded” Across the
Border as Predicted by Lawyers.
Question of Sanity Comes
Up Despite Strenuous
Objections
C'ontlcook, Quo., September I. -Harry
K. Thaw was not t'railroaded'' across
the border by the immigration author
ities today as his counsel had predict
ed. A special board of inquiry sat on
his case from 10 o'clock in the morn
ing until late this afternoon and then
adjourned until 9:30 o'clock tomorrow
*' morning when the prisoner will he re
called.
Thaw was on the stand most of the
day and made a good witness. His in
quisitors gradually worked Into the
question of his sanity and though hjs
counsel violently objected. It was of
no avail and this line of Interrogation
will bo resumed tomorrow.
Though staving off deportation for
the day, Thaw lost In two particulars.
Ills lawyers were denied a writ of pro
hibition by Superior Judge Hutchinson
at Sherbrooke, the same judge who sus- |
tained the writ of habeas corpus which j
cast Thaw out of the Sherbrooke jail j
yesterday and he failed to establish Ik*- (
1 o't- the board the contention that h*
hatl entered Canada as a tourist and
like ".lack” Johnson should he allowed
to continue to his destination.
NO THROUGH
TICKET PRODUCED
He could produce no through ticket
to any point outside Canada. He had
a ticket to Detroit, but unfortunately
for Thaw, it had been purchased at
Coattcook.
Unable to show that he had come
Into the dominion at any recognized
port of entry, Thaw practically was1
convicted of entering bv stealth and on I
this charge alone he own be deported.
But on this charge ho could appeal to
Y the minister of the interior, while no
appeal would lie should he he found
Insane at the present time or to have
been in an Insane asylum within five
years. If found of unsoutul mind non
the board could deport Thaw direct to
New York state line. This would mean
swift return to Matteawan. Conviction
on either of the other two charges
would mean deportation to Vermont.
William Travers Jerome spent an im
patient. day waiting for something to
•happen. As chief of the Now York
) forces he hoped to have Thaw across
the border tonight. His automobile
stood all day near the Grand Trunk
railway station in the second story of
which Thaw Is held, and all day Je
rome strode up and down the station
platform. Twenty other automobiles
Were ready for the dash to the line,
nine miles away.
RESENTS QUESTION
AS TO HIS SANITY
Thaw resented keenly the questions
as to his sanity. If this were to be
taken tip. he contended, he should ho
allowed to have alienists present. Two
physicians for the Immigration author
ities, Drs. Gurd and Beauchamp, were
present. •
When asked point blank if lie was
sane or Insane when he killed Stan
ford White, Thaw quoted, with remark
able show of memory, from the con
flicting opinions of the many alienists
Identified with his ease and laconically
suggested that the board l„ke It’s
choice. Mo bridled when asked about
his mother's condition just prior to his
birth and said that perhaps she was
better qualified to answer.
The Thaw lawyers, despairing of de
feating deportation, have at lusj begun
to make plans for resisting extradition
on the Vermont side and unless Thaw
Is sent or "kidnaped” to the X<■ w York
state line the lawyers hope to fight oil
In the states.
M INNES JOINS
THAW LAWYERS
T. H. IS. Me limes of Ottawa, one of
the fathers of the immigration law.
Joined the group of Thaw lawyers to
day. From now on he will seek t<*
find a loophole in the statute he helped
to create.
The belief was general tonight that
Thaw would be deported tomorrow.
Besides Thaw, tlie witnesses today
were Henry Johnston, a farmer who
drove Thaw across the border; Octavo
Nadeau, a farmer who drove him to the
Inn of Ben cad leu x at Harford, where
Thaw was arrested, and the innkeeper
himself. Their testimony was adduced
(Continued on Page Nine)
I KING OF BELGIUM
| DINES CARNEGIE
1 ... —
KING ALBERT OF BELGIUM
Who gave a dinner in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. Mr. and
Mrs. Carnegie were also entertained by
a series of dinners and luncheons by
members of the Belgian cabinet and by
various peace societies.
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SENATE MAY PASS
TARIFF BILL BEFORE
Begin Supreme Effort to
End Long Legislation.
Last Session of the
Caucus Today
Washington, September 4.—Democratic
leaders, of the Senate will begin a su
preme effort tomorrow to complete the
tariff bill and pass it before adjournment
Saturday Flight. The Senate tonight ad
journed until 2 O’clock tomorrow after
noon, and the final session of the demo
cratic caucus will be held tomorrow morn
ing.
A compromise on the income tax Fate,
representing a further concession to tlie
“insurgent^* advocates of ufi increase on
large incomes, has been drafted by Sen
ators Williams and Simmons, and it is
believed will be adopted at tomorrow
morning’s caucus. It proposes to increase
the “additional tax ’ rate on incomes of
$75,000 to $100,000 from 2 to 3 per cent, and
on those ranging from $100,000 to $500,000
from 3 to 4 per cent.
To Settle Differences
Senator Kern, democratic leader, notified
all absent democrats to be in their seats
for the rest of the week. After confer
ences with republican senators interested,
in pending amendments, Chairman Sim
mons of the finance committee, expressed
the belief tonight that the passage of the
bill might be reached late Saturday night.
Senate leaders have decided to name
seven senators to the joint conference
commitmtee that will settle differences
between the two houses after the Senate
passes the bill. This large representation
will be asked for to provide places for
Senators Simmons, Williams, Stone and
Johnson of Maine, democrats, who have
been in charge of the bill, and for three
r« i ublicans. It is predicted the House
will consent to changes in the bill.
Senator Newlands, whose vote on free
sugar has continued to be a matter of
some speculation, will return to Wash
ington tomorrow. Democratic leaders ex
pect him to support the administration
bill. It is believed the sugar fight will
not take more than an hour when the
hill comes to its final stages, and thut
the promised lights over free wool, cot
ton and income tax can be held to close (
limits.
The latest proposal for the income tax !
rates, which seemed tonight likely of
adoption by the democratic caucus, would
establish the following total tax, includ
ing both the “normal tax” of 1 per cent
and the “additional tax” on large in
comes :
One per cerft on incomes of $300*) to $20.
000 ; 2 per cent Horn $20,000 to $50,000 ; 3
per cent from $60,000 to $75,000; 4 per cent
from $75,000 to $100,000 ; 5 per cent from
$1000,000 to $600,000; t? per cent from $500,
000 to $1,000,000; 7 per cent above $1,000,
000.
Amendment Offered
The Senate drilled away all day long
at paragraphs previously passed over,
finally agreeing to more than a score.
Senator LaFollette just before adjourn
ment offered an amendment providing that
meats imported from foreign countries
must be accompanied by a certificate tes
tifying to its litness for human food. The
provisions went over until tomorrow.
Eleven European nations have filed
formal protests against the provision In
the tariff bill granting a 5 per cent re-'
duction of duty on merchandise imported
into this country in A.merican vessels.
These countries are Great Britain, Ger
many, France. Italy, Austria, Spain,
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and
the Netherlands.
President Wilson sent the list to the
Senate today.
The nations protesting allege that the
f> per cent reduction violates existing
treaties. John Bassett Moore, counsellor
of the state department, interpreted the
treaties in question to mean “that neither
contracting party shall charge a lower
(Continued on Pago 'hoc.)
Probe of Jewelry Combine
Will Be Made In New York
United States District At
torney Preparing Suit tc
Curb Activities of Middle
men or Jobbers
New York, September 4.—A mitt ii
equity to obtain from the federal cour
an Injunction under the Sherman lav
against the so-called jewelry combim
to curb the activities of the middleman 01
jobber was prepared for filing today b:
United States District Attorney Marshall
Attorneys for the Jekvelry manufao
turers and wholesalers, it was said, hav
consented to a friendly settlement of thi
question.
The bringing of the civil suit Indicate
that the criminal proceedings commence!
here last June have been abandoned. Tw
National Association of Manufacturer
and Wholesalers and hundreds of cor
porations and individuals entgaged in the
Jewelry business from Maine to California
are interested In the suit.
Tile petition to be died in accord with
directions of Attorney Genera! McRey
nolds declares that the retail dealers of
the country desire to deal direct with the
manufacturer and would do so but for the
alleged unlawful combination. The ob
I ject of this combination, it states, was
to prevent jewelry manufacturers selling
their v ares direct to retailers in various
states without the intervention of the Job
ber and to destroy competition between
corporations and wholesalers tor the trade
of the retail dealers.
The petition asserts that the National
Wholesale Jewelers’ association, organized
in Detroit June 11, 1908, excluded from
membership all who are hot recognized as
"legitimate wholesalers or Jobbers.” It as
serts also that the National Association
, of Manufacturing Jewelers, organized
June, 1910. in Rhode Island, was to co
operate with the wholesalers’ association
h to prevent retailers from purchasing ex
i cept through Jobbers.
1.11 MOOD’S
TRY F # SENATE
DEPEN SON TARIFF
Believed House Leader Will
Announce Candidacy if
Tariff Bill Is Passed
__
FRIENDS ARE URGING
HIM TO MAKE RACE
Representative Is Being Flooded With
Letters From Alabamians Asking
Him to Announce for Senate.
Assure Him of Support
By C. E. STEWART
Washington, September 4.—(Special.)
Representative Oscai W. Underwood’s an
nouncement as a candidate for United
States senator for the long term is delayed
by and conditioned on the passage of the
tariff bill.
This is the firm conviction of his most
Intimate friends in Washington. Even the
most sanguine admit that the fate of the
tariff bill hangs upon a thread, or per
haps a better expression is. that it rests
upon the whims of one or two members
of the United States Senate. Of even
more direct interest to the people of Ala
bama. perhaps, however, which the fate
of the tariff bill during the present ses
sion will decide, is the political future of
Alabama's most distinguished son, and
the south's greatest statesman, which
may be materially affected by the delayed
action of the Senate with reference to the
l tariff bill, provided it is delayed.
Believed That Bill Will Pass
The close personal friends of Repre
sentative Underwood believe that if the
tariff bill is passed In the next two or
three weeks, which is predicted by the
Senate leaders, that immediately following
the passage of the bill and signing of
that measure by the President that Mi.
Underwood will announce his candidacy
! for the United States senator for the long
term beginning March 4, 1915.
In fact it is confidentally believed that
! if the tariff bill was already upon the
[statute books that Mr. Underwood woultl
I even now be an active candidate. The
delay in the passage bill, and the uncer
tainty of the fate of that measure is alone
delaying Mr. Underwood’s announcement.
Ol’ course, no one doubts but what the
democratic party' will ultimately pass the
j tariff bill as it is written, without funda
[ mental changes. President Wilson will
i not agree to any compromises, and the
| hill will eventually go through, if it has
to be deferred till the long term com
mencing in December. By that time the
party will be reinforced by having the
vacancy from Alabama filled and Sena
tor Culberson of Texas back at his post of
duty.
The point is, that Mr. Underwood is
tied to his present place through a sense
of his obligation to the high office he
holds. As the leader of the party In the
House, he stands sponsor for the tariff
hill, and he cannot for any personal rea
son, or for any other reason leave that
post of responsibility until the tariff law'
is an accomplished fact. In the mean
time Senator Simmons is confident that
the bill will come to a final vote In 10
days or two weeks. Senator Simmons'
optimism, however, is not shared fully by'
other prominent members of the part.v.
It is admitted that the defection of one
or two senators who are known to be
shaky on the sugar and wool schedules
may change the whole situation and per
haps make it impossible to put the bill
through this session in such form as
would receive the approval of thj Presi
dent.
Underwood Flooded With Letters
In the meantime Mr. Underwood is
being flooded with letters from his friends
all over the state of Alabama urging him
to become a candidate and to immediately
announce that fact to the people. They'
assure him that there can be but one
result—his triumphant election. But Mr.
Underwood realizes the situation here,
perhaps more fully than any one else. He
l as kept in close touch with developments
and he fully recognizes that until the
thrift bill is settled beyond the shadow
of a doubt he cannot afford to make any
plans that will affect the fate of the
legislation for which the democratic party
lias been striving for years. In the mean
time the question of whether or not he
Is to enter the race for senator for the
long term will be definitely settled within
the next two or three weeks.
If Senator Simmons is correct and Sena
tor Newlunds of Nevada and Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska stand by the rest
of the party on tlie final roll call on
passage of the Underwood bill, it is rea
sonably certain that the list of senatorial
candidates in Alabama will be augmented
by the formal announcement of Oscar W.
Underwood.
AUTOMOBILE BANDITS
NEARLY STEAL $1000
Uncross, Wis., September 4—Auto
mobile burglars stole tiOOO in currency
from tile store of Albert Uhapewsky at
New burg’s Corners, IS miles from here,
today, but they did not know it. En
tering the store they made off with
the cash register. Down the country
road half a mile they stopped and
opened it, taking therefrom »!><;• in sil
ver but failing to notice flOOO in paper
money In the currency compartment in
plain sight.
TRUST COMPLIES
WITH COURT DECREE
New York, September 4.—The federal
court here was notitled today that the
so-called coal tar trust had complied
with Its decree in the government dis
solution suit and the combine now is
considered legally dissolved. John t'.
Spooner, as attorney for the defend
ants, made the announcement and As
sistant United States District Attorney !
Thompson did not dispute his' state
ment.
SHOCK CAUSES
SERIOUS ILLNESS
Oshkosh, Wis., September 4.—Two
weeks ago Mrs. John Brits found her
father-in-law dead in Ills bed, n victim
of heart disease. Today she discovered
her husband bad succumbed to the
same ailment during the night. Her
condition, due to shock, is such that
local physicians have only slight hope
of her recovery.
NOTHING IMMORAL
IN SLIT SKIRTS, ETC.,
SAYS KANSAS JUDGE
Extreme Styles in Woman's Dress
Fashioned to Please Men, Claims
Latshaw—We Are Just
Progressing
Kansas City, September 4.—"There b
nothing immoral in the slit skirt, di
aphanous gown or any othei lorm of
Eve attire. Narrow skirts and trim
forms do not mean immorality as some
insist. One of the most vicious epochs
of society was when hoopskirts were
worn."
This statement was nr ■'day by
Judge Ralph A. Latshaw le crim
inal court when asked br > O’ tons fur
thering a campaign afjSs oxtieim
styles in women’s dressa opinioi
of their cause. O
The campaign is Ik -f ^ conducted
through churches and organiza
tion s. *4
"The women of toj q m trawtlnued
Judge Latshaw, "have/ • one idea in
view , namely, to dr^ ® a manner
that appeals to men. J .lasu't it al
ways been thus? VV arid men
should not be ashamed of the X-ray
dress if she allows any pari to be seen
which is not immoral. This is the ques
tion. I remember when it was consid
ered immodest for women to arrange
her coiffure in a manner tftat would
show her ears. We have progressed.
PREMIER FORGETS
HIS SILK TOP PIECE;
TRAIN MADE TO WAIT
Express From Madrid Delayed Three
Quarters of an Hour While
Count Romanez Sends
for Missing Hat
Paris, September 4.—A story is pub
lished here today that an express train
from Madrid on which Count Romanez,
the Spanish premier, had reserved a
saloon, was delayed 45 minutes in start
ing over normal time because the pre
mier had forgotten his silk top piece.
The indignant passengers protested
against the unexplainable delay. After
ward they wrere told by the station
master that the departure of the train
was held for a reason he would not
state. Finally a breathless messenger
arrived from the premier’s home car
rying a hatease to the obvious relief
of the count. It was soon installed in
his saloon.
The stationmaster then explained to
the passengers that the ’premier had
forgotten his silk hat and refused to
allow' the train to start without it
TANGO “O. K.,” SAY
DANCING MASTERS
Is Correct in All Respects if Danced
With Decorum—Various “Trots”
Are Denounced
Bridgeport, Conn., September 4.—Of
all the speed dances which have been
analyzed by the International Associa
tion of Dancing teachers in vogue, the
tangft offspring correct if danced
with dtoCorum. This is the ut«.daion iai^
down after matuYe deliberation. P. H.
Kelly of Holyoke, secretary of the as
sociation, declared the “turkey trot,”
“the iiorse trot,” and “the grizzly bear”
“were vulgar.”
“We’ll never recognize them,” he
snid. “The dancing is from the hips up
instead of the waist down as is orien
tally proper. It is not so much what the
turkey trotters do with their feet.
That does not count like the harem
song. Lending to vulgarity is vetoed.
Many new steps were approved m
order to teach pupils ancient poses.
PRELATE S HEALTH
IS MUCH IMPROVED
Temperature Is Normal and Hoarse
ness Diminished—Gives Audi
ence to Cardinals
Rome. September 4.—Pope Plus X., who
has been suffering for the last day or
two from a recurrence of catarrh of the
throat, was much improved this evening.
His temperature was normal and tha
hoarseness had diminished.
The pope received in audience today
Cardinal Ferrari of Milan, who instead of
being accompanied by the whole chapter
of the cathedral of Milan, as orglnially
arranged, took with him only four pre
lates so as not to tire the pope.
Cardinal Ferrari was in charge of 7450
pilgrims, many of whom had undertaken
a long Journey to see the Pontiff. All
gathered in the court of St. Batnaso and
his holiness appeared or, the balcony,
Imparting the apostolic benediction.
TRANSFER CONVICT
TO TUSCALOOSA
Montgomery, September 1—< Special.)
Governor O’Neal lias ordered the transfer
of Ben Strange, convicted in Fayette
county October 8, 1912, and given 25 years
for murder, from the state penitentiary to
the insane hospital at Tuscaloosa. A com
mission recently appointed by the state
convict department adjudged Strange in
sane. and his parole was recommended
that lie' might be transferred to the Tus
caloosa asylum.
New Dirigible Filled
.Friedrichshafen, Germany, September 4.
A new Zeppelin marine dirigible balloon,
the biggest yet constructed, was tilled to
day for Its first (light, which is to take
place September 8. It was christened the
“Zeppelin 12." its length is 525 feet and
its diameter 54 feet. It is furnished with
motors capable of developing 82u horse
power. The company's engineers consid
ered that the airship could cross the At
lantic ocean.
TODAY’S AGE-IIERALD
1— Thaw Joshs important points.
Underwood's candidary depends
upon tariff.
Five Hundred reported killed in
storm.
Elimination of Huerta thought as
sured.
2— 1912 cotton crop 1,971,311 bales
Bhort.
3— Dream of canal system may yet
come true.
Eight governors of Alabama.
F—Editorial comment. ,
5— Miller enthusiastic for auditorium.
East Birmingham on segregation.
Hobson bitter In arraignment of
Clayton.
Enslen and Rucker join Press club.
6— Society.
7.—Sports.
8— Roosevelt asks that Sulzer make
full explanation.
9— Crook will take charge tomorrow.
11— Markets.
12— Monroe doctrine may be real solu
tion.
500 PEOPLE BELIE VED KILLED
! IN TERRIFIC HURRICANE WHICH
SWEEPS NORTH CAROLINA CITY
THE ELIMINATION OF
HUERTA IS ASSURED
THINK WILSON AND
| SECRETARY BRYAN
| Assurances Have Been
Given That Huerta Will
Not Be Candidate
for President
MUCH STRESS LAID
UPON WITHDRAWAL OF
ORIGINAL DEMAND
Washington Government Does Not
Disclose Nature of Oral Assur
ances Given O’Shaughnessy.
Mexican Newspapers Are
Booming Huerta
X 1
? THEYIXO AKRIV KS i
• - *
• Mexico City, September 4. *
* General (ieronimo Trevino, about $
* whose coming to the capital *
t there has been so much specula- ?
• tion, arrived by special train •
t tonight. t
t *
Washington, September 4.—-President
Wilson and Secretary Bryan have
adopted the attitude that the elimina
tion of Huerta from the presidential
race In Mexico is assured and that the
flrst step toward the establishment of
pence In Mexico has been accomplished.
This was the authoritative declaration
today of administration officials, who
also let it be known:
That oral assurances had been given
Nelson O’Shaughnessy, charge d’affaires
of the American embassy, of Huerta's
intention not to be a candidate in the
approaching elections.
That the United States would construe
literally the argument in the second note
q/ Kyc.j'Jvo u.it' boaV Mexican m’tdstcr «*t
foreign affairs, who pointed out at great
lei gth that a provisional president 411
Mexico is ineligible to succeed himself.
That any effort on the part of Huerta
to circumvent the constitution by resign
ing in advance of tlie elections in favor
of another provisional president would be
regarded by the United States as a
breach of faith.
MUCH STRESS LAID
UPON WITHDRAWAL
Much stress was laid by the officials
upon the withdrawal by Senor Gamboa
in his second note of the original de
mand for recognition by the United States
through tile exchange of ambassadors.
That the Huerta government had in ef
fect withdrawn its demand for recogni
tion is now held by many Washington
officials, notwithstanding Senor Gamboa’s
declaration in the same note that he would
"always stand on the unavoidable con
dition which declares that we are in
reality the ad' interim constitutional gov
ernment of the Mexican republic."
Tt was pointed out that one of the pe
culiarties of the situation is the fact that
while the Washington government re
fuses to recognize Huerta as the consti
tutionally chosen provisional ^resident of
Mexico at the present time, it is willing
to interpret Gamboa’s argument on the
ineligibility of Huerta as n satisfactory
! answer to the chief American proposal
that Huerta shall rot be a candidate in
the coming elections.
The Washington government does not
disclose exactly the nature of the oral
assurances given Charge O’Shaughnessy
that Huerta does not intend to run for
| the presidency. Intimations of this char
acter, however, have come to the admin-1
it-ti a tion from other sources- Ambassador j
Henry Lane Wilson, on Ids return from I
Mexico City having informed the Senate I
(committee on foreign affairs that finer-|
ta had assured him he would not be a
rn ndiUu In
Tn contradiction of tlic.se assurances,
however, significance is attached out
side administration circles to the con
certed boom for Huerta’s c rididac.v
launched in official and Mini-official
Mexico City newspapers immediately
after the publication of Senor Gamboa’s
second note. Today’s dispatches from
the Mexican capital stating on high
authority that Huerta would resign
soon in favor of Gen. Geronir.io Tre
vino so as to be an eligible candi
date, attracted wide attention.
The administration officials, however,
having taken the view that Huerta has
been eliminated from the presidential
contest, arc looking forward to the
early negotiation of an armistice by
the Mexican factions and tlie prompt
holding of a constitutional election. The
United States will consider Itself free
to withhold recognition until after ii.
has scrutinized the elections to deter
mine if they had the approval of the
Mexican people.
John Lind. President Wilson’s per
sonal envoy, will remain in Mexico in
definitely. Should an opportunity pre
sent for carrying forward the negotia
tions on other points In the first Amer
ican note, he is empowered to go to
Mexico Citv to confer further with the
Mexican officials.
William Bayard Hale, close friend of
President Wilson, today gave the lut- ’
ter the benefit of his three months’ ob
servation of Mexican affairs. White
House officials stated that Mr. Hale had
merely presented the facts and had
made no recommends!ions.
Consul Lesplnasse. at Frontera. report
ed to the state department today that
the Americans whose departure from Ten
oslque was prevented by the seizure of
the vessel on which they were to leave,
had suffered no molestation and had found
employment with an American company
t in Tenosique.
Mail advices from Durango reported the
arrival there of Consular Agent Law
rence from Topia. who made a six-day
journey on muleback and sent the first
news received from Durango in four
months. Mr. Lawrence said the Durango
situation was without alarming indica
tions and that no danger threatened
(Cea Maned ea Page Nine)
Entire Population of Ocra
coke Island Is Report
ed Drowned
COASTAL CITIES SUFFER
FROM FURY OF THE GALE
Dispatches Just Coming From Stricken Cities Tell of Dire
Disaster of Storm—Scenes of Desolation Virtually Mark
Entire North Carolina Coast—Fragmentary Reports
Make Estimation of Total Loss Impossibility—No
News From the Sea Has Been Receved
haleigh, N. September 4.—J. B. Blades, of Newborn,
one of the state’s leading lumber men, just back from Wash
ington, N. ( ., declared tonight there is a feeling of certainty
that Ocracoke Island, on the coast, was wave swept in yes
terday’s hurricane and that not a living soul of the nearly
000 people ot the island escaped. This belief was based on
the high tide in Pamlico Sound.
Moorhead City, Beaufort, Newborn, Washington, Bay
boro, Bell Haven, and dozens of other small towns on the
coast are reported as having great losses from the fury of
1 the gale.
■ .1
DREW ClINEITI'S
FATE TO BE PLACED
WITH JURY TODAY
Defendant’s Counsel Says
Case Has Simmered
Down to Single
Issue
San Francisco, September 4.—The fate ot
F. Drew Caminettl, charged with white
slavery will rent In the hands of a Jury
by boon tomorrow. He is being tried on
the same charges and l^fore the same
judge as Mam-y I. Diggs, who was con
victed. but 12 different men are on the
jury.
As the defendant s counsel, his brother,
put it to the Jury today: “This whole case
lias simmered down to a single Issue,
namely, what was the intent and purpose
of the trip to Reno?”
“The whole evtdence tends to show,” he
argued, “that the defendant left Sacra
mento because lie feared impending ar
rest and articles about to be printed in
the newspapers. No one but a man erased
I by fear of arrest would have gone on
that crazy trip—none but a lunatic.
Fright No Defense
“We do not claim that fright is a de
fense for crime, but when seeking a
motive the state of mind must be con
sidered,” he added.
Theodore Roche, arguing for the gov
ernment. said:
"The contention of the prosecution is
not that Caminettl alone induced or en
ticed the girls to leave Sacramento, but
that tie aided In inducing and enticing
them.
“It was Caminettl himself, however,
who suggested that the girls go to Reno
together, to be joined later by Diggs and
himself. It was he who gave Dola. Nor
ris $20 to pay her transportation. The
main points of the prosecution have not
been denied by Caminettl.
“Agitation or fright is not a legal de
fense for crime. Tim defendant was not
too frightened to discriminate against the
four separate berths he might have en
gaged on the train to Reno instead of
Che drawing room lie chose, nor too fright
ened to to rent a bungalow in Reno for
30 days and live there with the girls.”
Anthony Caminettl, Jr., unexpectedly
appeared today as an advocate in his
brother’s defense. Y'oung Caminettl had
sat at counsel table with his brother s
lawyers throughout tlie trial, but there
was flutter of surprise when he arose
to make the opening argument for the de
fense. Young Mrs. Caminettl was not
present to listen.
Defendants Father Pleads
There was a strong reminiscence of the
shouting, passionate delivery of the fath
er. Anthony Oaminette, senior, eommis
sioner general of immigration, as ttie son
lifted his vole till the walls of tlie court
room rang.
"It didn't need much urging to con
vince Marsha Warrington," he argued,
"that she ought to leave Sucramento,
considering tlie condition In which she
found herself. Gentlemen of tlie Jury,
don't you believe that Mai^ha did a little
persuading of her own? Don’t you believe
she urged I,ola Norris to take the trip?
"It may seem an error for me to plead
(C ontinued on Page Nine#
At Washington the water was waist
deep in the street; two railroad
bridges, one a mile long, of the Nor
folk Southern line, were washed away;
docks, large warehouses, residences
and a splendid public building were
destroyed and three persons were re
ported dead.
In Newbern the water was several
feet deep in the streets. A number
of small vessels were sunk, public
bridges destroyed and lumber mills
badly damaged.
DESOLATION MARKS
ENTIRE COAST
Charlotte. N. C., September 4 ,
Scenes of desolaMon mark virtually the
« ntlre North Carolina coast, as the re
sult of yesterday's hurricane. Dis
patches just coming in over make-shift
lines of communication indicate that
•he town of Bellhaven iH wiped off the
map, while Washington, X. C., not dwF.,
suffered from the wind, but also lo«t
heavily from floods. The loss in Beau
fort county. In which Washington Is
situated, will exceed $-’,000,000, !t is es
timated ionlght.
Bridges were swept away by iho high
I waters and the wind at Washington,
where buildings crumbled under the
fury of t*he blast as they did at Moore
head City, Oriental. Bayboro and a
number of the smaller towns.
At Newbern, several streets were in
undated and thoroughfares were lined
with debris. The damage in that city
alone probably will exceed 95O0.O0U.
To add to the terror of the ciM/.ens, file
broke out during tile tempest and was
controlled with difficulty. Two railroad
bridges, one of them a mile long, were
swept away.
In Aurora 16 houses were destroyed,
while at Van demure the damage was
heavy, one firm alone declaring its
loss to be at least $40,000.
In this city more than 200 cattle end
hogs were drowned and tonight their
carcases are lying in the streets, a
serious menace to Hie public health.
Throughout eastern North Carolina,
growing crops are virtually a total loss
and estimate of the devastlng effects
oi the wind ami rain cannot be made
tonight.
NO LIVES ARE
REPORTED LOST
Beaufort, N. <\. September i. Havoc
has been wrought in this vicinity by
the storm which swept along toe North
Carolina cost yesterday. Mail boats from
Corein Sound reported that ull v hiirves
for i distance of 26 miles had ueen de
stroyed, houses blown down, and hun
dreds of cuttle and horse crowned.
No lives were reported lost.
Many small craft in Beaufort harbor
capsized, or were smashed against
wharves or the breakwater. Tim steam
er M. M. Marks had her ru l icr a ml
propeller damaged.
There has been no news from the sea,
the wireless station being out oi rom
m 14s ion.
NEW YORK VISITED
BY SEVERE STORM
Now York, September 4.—This city for
four hours ending shortly afte** midnight
tonight, was in the grasp of one of th«
severest local storms of the year.
and one-fifth inches of rain fell in that
short time and lightning struck several
roofs of skyscrapers, setting one or two
on fire.
Taxicab service and trolley traffic were
suspended for a while in parts of the city
owing to tlie flooded condition of streets.
Sewers overran and water did much dam
age in basements. 'In the sub wav. four
trains were delayed when the signal sys
tem became disarranged.
MEAGRE DETAILS
OF STORM GIVEN
Norfolk. Ya.. September Driven
(Continued on Pago Nino.)
COAL MINE OPERATORS
TELL OF THE CONDITIONS
SURROUNDING EMPLOYES
Washington, September 4.—Steps taken
by West Virginia cogl mine operators
in the Faint creek and Cabin creek fields
to better conditions surrounding their em
ployes were related today to the Sen
ate committee investigating the prolonged
strike which ended about a month ago.
J. W. Heron, chairman of jhe oar
allotment commission of the Chesapeake
and Ohio railroad, testified that seven
years ago conditions in the mines were
open to criticism, but today everything
I possible had been done to protect the
miners and improve their surrounding. |
. Attorneys for the United Mine Work
ers sought to show that the mining law*
of the state had not been carried out.
“1 have never found any violation of
the law in the least degree,' said Heron, j
“unless it was In some far corner of the '
mine where It had been impossible at that
time to connect the ventilation."
George K. Cabell, manager for several
companies on Cabin creek, told of or
gan izing a company to buy a parcel of
land on the creek to get rid of a saloon,
the expenses being $44,000. He spoke of *
support given the churches and the Young I
Men's Christian association, and of pro- *
vlding moving picture entertainment* for
the miners.
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