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THE DIBPATCII FOUNDED 1IM. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, AUGUST 18,1913 WHOLE NUMBER, 19,446, PRICE TWO CENTS. VACATION HOPES DASHED; SEND FOR WINTER CLOTHES Congressmen Settle Down to Long Grind of Legislation. WILSON'S WISHES AGAIN PREVAIL Both Tariff and Currency Will Be Settled Before Congress Quits, and Snow May Fly Long Before End Is in Sight?Speaker Clark Confident. Washington, August 17.?Congress, having yielded to the wish of Presi dent Wilson and sent home for Its fall clothes. members are becoming recon ciled to blasted vacation hopes and nettling down to complete tariff re vision with deliberation and to tak* up currency reform without undue huHte. When the special session will be ready to adjourn has ceased to be a subject of speculation No one pre tends to hazard any more guesses, and leaders in both houses declare that currency legislation is to be completed oven If It Im necessary to run right up to the regular session in December. .Senator Galllng?.r. speaking in the tariff debate yesterday of the necessity for Republicans to deY>ate certain pro posed rates at length, was asked If he had sent home for his winter cloth*B He answered with an afllrma tlve nod. "About 11:00 P. M. on No vember 30," Speaker Clark is writing friends who ask him about adjourn ment. Clnrk Confident of Shcctm. With the currency bill still in the Democratic caucus of the House, .Speaker Champ Clark Issued a state ment to-night, in which he asserted that the bill would be sent to the Sen ate early In September with solid Dem ocratic support. Representative Henry, chairman of the House? Rules Comrnlt toe. also Issued a statement relating to the hesitancy of some Democrats to accept the bill as now written/ Indi cations that the Senate Democrats pro pose to make a bill of their own are Increasing, and efforts to commit them to iiny currency bill or dotlnite policy failed at the caucus last Thursday night Speaker Clark, in his statement on the .situation, asserted that the Democrats in the Baltimore convention promised tariff and currency reform. The promise to revise the tariff down ward. he said, now was practically an accomplished fact, while the redemp tion of tiie currency promise "is Just beginning." "That is to nay," the Speaker con tinued. "the currency bill has not been presented to the House Having passed the tlrst stage, that is, action by tho Democratic membership of the House Committee on Hanking and Currency, whatever of difference exists among Democrats are being threshed out in ? the caucus, the proper place to thresh them out. After caucus action we will, as we have done on important ques tions for three years, present a solid front and send the bill to tho Senate early in September. Abundant oppor tunity for debato and amendment will be offered. Nobody has any disposition to railroad It through either the caucus or tho House. Drmocratii United Vow. "Originally Democrats were divided in opinion as to whether the currency question should be disposed of at this session or should be postponed until the regular session, but President Wil son. In the exercise of his constitu tional function, delivered his currency message urging action, since which event the public expects currency leg islation at this session and business men of all sorts and sizes, farmers, miners, merchants, manufacturers, bankers, etc., desire that a bill shall be passed, thereby ending the uncertainty of the situation. "A person does not have to rate the Olaes-Owen bill as perfect to believe that it Is a great improvement on the preliant patchwork system. "What will bo counted as amdng the good .features of the bill by such great agricultural constituencies as I rep resent. is Uie fact that it makes pro vision in the savings department for loans on Improved farming land, a brand new thing for national banks; i another is the fact that it will tend I to keep the people's money in places whero it is owned and not concentrate so much of It in one place; still an- i ether feature which rural folks will indorse is that It prohibits the loaning | of banks' deposits for purposes of spec- i ulation in stocks and bonds; but the ! best feature of It is the goveriunantal ' control of the national banking system, i ij< is objected that it confers too much j power on the Federal reserve board, I but power ir.ust be lodged somewhere I in somebody, and it is better to lodge ! It in a government board than in pri- j vale hands. Presidents Kn m t? nl Stnke. A President's fame will rest largely j on the justice, wisdom and patriotism i with which the Federal reserve board j uses its great powers and discharges ! its important duties. Consequently, as any President desires the good of the | people anil is Jealous of his own fame, j ho will appoint men only of ability, j diameter and patriotism on the Fed- j eral reserve board, and then keep close i watch on them to the end tliat all the I people may be treated Impartially, and ! that our present prosperity may In- i t !ease. ^Tt is a thing incredible that j any President will lie ever so hasv or j icgard his own ground so lightly as I t? abuse the stupendous trust commit- j led to his keeping by the Glass-Owen | currency bill." Representative Henry said slow prog ress on tho currency measure was nat ural in view of existing conditions. "The Baltimore platform," Mr. Henry asserted, "declared against the Aldrich Mil?an asset currency measure. On Friday Mr. Underwood freely admitted that this bill undeniably provides for ? an asset currency. Practically every Democratic Reprosonative now freely admits that Underwood correctly inter prets 'it. "And most assuredly, such being tho case, the Democratic Representatives are hesitant about embracing it as now written. Those of us who aro insist ing that If this country must go per manently to tho doctrine of asset cur (Continued on Second Pago.) BOTH GOVERNORS i ARE AFTER DETAILS OF THAW ESCAPE Sulzer and Glynn Will Clash in Asylum Inquiry. CRUCIAL POINT MAY COME TO-DAY When Impeached Chief Attends Meeting of State Board, Test of Strength Will Be Made. Effort Under Way to Dis credit Mrs. Sulzer's Confession. nv JAMKS J. MONTAGUE. Albany, N. Y., August 17.?To-mot i ow is likely to mark a. crucial point | In the dual-Governor dispute, involving William Sulctr and Martin H. Glynn. Sunday passed without any warlike de , monstratlon. Mr. Glynn to-night began an Inquiry Into the escape of Harry K. Thaw from Mat tea wan. He sent the following telegram to Superintendent of Prisons John H. Riley and to Dr. R. V. C. Kieb, superintendent at Matteawan: "Please telegraph mo immediately all details you have about the escape from Matteawan State Hospital of Harry K. Thaw. "MARTIN H. GLYNN, "Acting Governor." Sulzer announced that he would or j der an investigation and direct a full j report from the State Prisons Depart ment, one of the few that still recog nize Sulzer as Governor. Deputy Attorney-General Parsons says that if Thaw has escaped Into an other State he cannot bo brought back unless It can be established that ne has committed some crime other than that for which he has been tried. Teat ,M?y Come To-I)ny. A decided test of Sulzer's strength is expected to come If he attempts to attend the meeting of the board of trustee* of public buildings to-morrow in the capacity of Governor. He says ?hat he will do so. It was learned definitely to-night that the Krawley committee has deter mined to make the confession and Ill ness of Mrs. William Sulzer the subject ! of a rigid Investigation. The purpose j if to shatter, if possible, the Sulzer de fense. which will be based chiefly on Mrs. Sulzer's statement that she, and not hue husband, signed his name to the checks turned up in the Boyer 1 Griswold account. The first step will bo the Issuance " t a Jane Doe subpoena for the nurse who up to Friday attended Mrs. Sulzer. In 1 formation has come to the agents of the committee in Albany that this nurse was discharged by the Governor for "talking too much." The committee believes that "talking too much" con sisted of telling stories of Mrs. Sulzer's , i ondltion which were not to the liking of the Governor. Assembly Leader Aaron J. Levy has already been quoted as saying "not only is this (Mrs. Sulzer's> confession a ?ham, but the pretended illness of Mrs. Sulzer is a sham of which Sulzer Is the chief perpetrator." The Idea of attacking the confession of Mrs. Sulzer has been in the mindB of the committeemen since the night when the news that It had been made was broken to the Assembly by Minor ity Leader Hinman. Frawley has pub licly announced that he Is loath to I call Mrs. Sulzer and that he did not believe she should be summoned be fore the committee, even If she were 1 perfectly well. Disbelieve Confession. The leaders in the fight on Sulzer have avowed their disbelief in the con fession anil their desire to show be fore tho trial that Mrs. Sulzer Is merely trying to shield her husband. When they were told that tho nurses who first attended Mrs. Sulzer had been discharged they decided that some of the facts they desired to ob tain from Mrs. Sulzer could be se cured from tho woman who was with her in her Illness. If the committee can prove that Mrs. Sulzer has not been really ill the mem | bers feel that they will at least have made a start In the direction of demon j strating that tho whole defense is a ' sham. They point out that the nervous breakdown of Mrs. Sulzer is ascribed j by her husband to her belief that she j had ruined his career. If she has had no nervous breakdown they say that the whole story of the confession is blown up. It Is pointed out further that at least one bulletin issued by DV. Abrahams as to Mrs. Sulzer's condition was given out while Dr. Abrahams was in New York, that Chester C. Piatt's positive statement that Dr. Jacobi and Dr. Car los Macdonald had been summoned was denied by these doctors, and after wards admitted to be untrue at the Executive Mansion, and that no bulle tin as to temperature was given out by Dr. Bendell, the local attending phy sician. It is probable that Bendell, also, will be callcil by the committee. Mrs. Sulzer's condition, her husband j said to-night. was better. She was' still in bed, he said, but he felt so much , easier about her that he took an auto- ! mobile rifle in the afternoon. Korecnst of Tent 4n*e. Lawyers who have studied carefully the text of Governor Sulzer's final iet ter to Lieutenant-Governor Glynn ex press the opinion that it foreshadows an attempt Mr. Sulzer alone to bring into the courts the question as to whether lie or Lieutenant-Governor Glynn Is the lawful chief executive, pending the decision of the court of impeachment. The old report is revived that this will be dono through the medium of a pardon. It is said that Governor Sulzer may pardon some convict whose term has rvearly expired and that by a mutual understanding Warden Clancv, one of bin appointees, will de cline to recognize the pardon, thus opening the door to court action by means of mandamus or habeas corpus proceedings A statement by "William Barnes, chairman of tho Republican State Committee, commending the course of Harold J. Hinman, minority leader of the assembly, in opposing the Impoach nient resolution, baa caused consider able speculation. It Is pointed out that (Continuedf on Sccon<f Page.) HARRY THAW ESCAPES FROM MATTEAWAN ASYLUM; RUSHING PAST GUARD, HE LEAPS THROUGH GATE AND IS WHIRLED AWAY IN WAITING AUTOMOBILE Harry Kendall Thaw. WIFE TERRIFIED ! i BY IHAW'S ESCAPE: I Fears He Will Attempt to Exe cute Threat to Kill Her. POLICE GUARD HER HOTEL Confident He Will Seek to Wreak Vengeance on His Enemies. New York. August 17.?Uniformed police stood guard to-night at every entrance to the hotel where Evelyn Nes- I : bit Thaw is staying. Always fenrful ] of her husband, rhe showed her terror ' to a marked degree on learning that he was at large. Her mother, Mrs. Chas. ] J. Holman, was frightened even more ! i than she, and urged Mrs. Thaw to go | , into seclusion until Thaw is found. "Harry has threatened to kill me," i Mrs. Thaw said, "and 1 believe my pres , ence in New York prompted him to es ! cape. Pour years .mo he told me, 'I [ suppose I'll have to kill you - next.' Many men will have cause for fear now : that he is free. He considers Dr. Aus I tin Kllnt his worst enemy, and un I doubtedly will try to make trouble for ! htm. Ilns Mncli <o Anttrrer l'"or. "The Stato of New York has a great deal to answer for in this case. What Harry Thaw has been allowed to do at Mnttcawan is an outrage to think of? bribery connived at and keepers bullied, by nil the power of his money. And now he is allowed to escape. 1 suppose $20,000 or $30,000 looks pretty good to some people. "One thing Is certain: Harry won't stay in hiding long. He'll bo heard from soon. A few drinks make him a raving madman, and when thai hap pens he'll head straight for New York, i He's crar.y to get here, and he won't be able to stay away. I have made up my mind, however, not to worry. If anything Is trolntr to happen, I can't stop it. I'm awful glad my baby is in London, though, and 1 think he'll be safe there. "I am through absolutely with tne Thaws. I was the happiest of glils till I met Harry. Then my life dark - , encd and I, was miserable indeed. IJ determined last May to cut adrift from him. 'From that time I have been hap- j py. I don't want to use his name, be- j cause. 1 think it is a hoodoo. I don't ! want my baby called by that name. I ! don't want to curse anybody with it. "ltnrry In Crnfty.'' "It's pretty hard to tell what Harry will do now that he's free. Harry is crafty. I think lie has It In mind to start some legnl action. He certainly (Continued On Third Page.) Important Events in Life of Thaw Itorn 1671, non of William Thaw, of Pittsburgh. Pureed out of Harvard Id 1N01 for playing high stakes at poker. Prom 1SU1 until 1001, toured Europe. Met Evelyn Xesblt In 1001, when she was a chorus (Irl. Married Evelyn IVesblt In 1005 against his mother's wishes. His father had died, practically disinheriting him, but his mother gave'him a fortune Trhich brought an Income of $00,000 a year. Started a campaign against .Stanford White in 1005, spending thousands of dollarM for detect'ves. Killed Stuuford White on Madison Square Roof Garden June 25, 1006. Tried for murder from Pebruary until April, 11)07, the Jury disagreeing! cost of counsel estimated at $200,000. Tried ngaln for murder In January, 100$, the jury acquitting him on the grounds of insanity. Estimated cost of counsel, etc., $150,000. Committed to Matteawan State Hospital for Criminal Insane Pebruary 1, 100S, by Justlcc Dowllng. Commitment confirmed by Justice Morchnuscr in Poughkeepsie, In October, JII0S. Estimated cost of that proceeding, ^li5,(NH). Commitment confirmed again by Justice Mills In August, 100N. Esti mated cost of proceedings, $50,000, Incidental expenses of Thaw'* commitment, luxuries while In the Tombs... etc., estininted, $15,000. .Money nlleged to have been paid ? Clifford \Y. Knrtrldge, counsel for Thaw, "to keep some person* quiet," $125,000. Expenses of Thaw's mother in the proceedings, rM Imnt ed, $150,000. Maintenance ??r Evelyn Xesblt, estimated, up to the time of the 1008 Insnulty proceedings, 930,000 Hiring detectives, $15,04)0. Proceedings in April, 1012, Including employment of alienists, counsel fees nnd the cost of maintaining Evelyn \eshlt for flic Inst three years, estimated, $200,000. tirand total spent by Tlmt-'s mother for him since he killed White, npproxlmately $1,000,000. GLAD THAW ESCAPED, SAYS J. A. CHAL.ONER o Neither Can Be Taken Back to New York for Escaping From Asylum. "I am glad of it," said John Arm strong Chaloner when Informed last night that Harry K. Thaw had .es caped from Matteawan. "It whs im ponslhlo for Thaw to get justice in Now York, and I am glad he is out of that State." Mr. Chaloner was In the city lost night on one of his many short visits from "Merry Mills," his estate at Colj harn. Mo appeared deeply interested when informed by The Times-Dispatch of the newest turn In the fortunes of a man who, llko himself, had chafed for years behind asylum bars. Like Thaw, Mr. Chaloner Is to-day a "fugi tive" from New York State, where the law looks upon him as insane, an.d where he is wanted by the authorities for escaping from Rlnoiningdule. Tiro Cases .Much Alike. The case of the master of "Merry Mills" Is known the country over. Law yer by training and owner of an estate valued In the millions, tie was declared by the New York courts unsound of mind and lnoapablo of managing his own affairs. At the instance of other members of his family he was confined In the Rloomlngdalo asylum. His es tate w?? placed In the control of a board of guardians appointed by the court, and he was given' a yearly al lowance for the maintenance .of his Virginia estate. ? After spending four years In Bloom Ingdale, Mr. Chaloner escaped to Vir ginia. The courts of this State and the courts of North Carolina, have de clared him possessed of sound, mind, but In the State of New York he Is still regarded its insane. To complete his estrangement from his family which boars the name, of Chattier, ho lias adopted the name, of Chaloner. The hostility of the New York courts has made him an involuntary exile - from the Empire State, where much of his property is located. Has Kept I'p Hard Fight. Since his residence In Virginia Mr. Chaloner has conducted an unre mitting campaign for the reform of the nation's lunacy laws. Me has writ ten extensively on the subject, and a large volume bearing his name as au thor forms an important contribution to legnl literature of insanity. Ho has sought without success to re-establish his sanity In New York. Recently he tried . without avail to secure an In crease In the annual allowance made to hint by the New York board of guar dians. . ( In point of being fugitives from Now York State and bolng wanted for the (Continued on Third Page.) Slayer of Stanford White Makes Wild Dash for Liberty Which Courts Had Refused Him, and Reaches Safety Over Connecticut State Line. ASYLUM CARS MAKE MAD PURSUIT, BUT ARE OUTDISTANCED BY FUGITIVE Quiet Hours of Early Sunday Morning Chosen for Dramatic Coup Which Brings Freedom to Wealthy Slayer for Which He Had Fought for Years?When Gate Opens to Admit Milkman, He Rushes Past Guard, Way Is Open to Machines and Confeder ates, and He Is Borne Away at Rate of Eighty Miles an Hour?Out of State's Clutches Almost Before Alarm Can Be Given and Chase Begun. Believed He Cannot Be Extradited, and Is Safe sorLong as He Stays Away From New York?His Wife Asks Police Protection, and Jerome Fears Attack. (Special to The TImes-Dlapatch.] New York, August 17.?Harry Kendall Thaw, slayer of Stan ford White, escaped from the Matteawan State Hospital for Criminal Insane, early to-day. Within an hour after his dash for liberty he had crossed the line dividing the States of New York and Connecti cut, and to-night he is beyond the reach of New York authorities. It is believed that extradition is impossible and that Thaw's freedom is assured unless he is held for insanity in another State and committed to some asylum there. Thaw was reported to-night to have boarded a yacht lying off the coast with the intention of landing at some Southern port and' then proceeding to Pittsburgh. Dr. Kieb issued an official statement to-night, placing the respon sibility directly upon Guard Barnum. He said: "I believe it was an inside plot. Thaw knew he had no chance in court with me. George Mulhall was the nearest person to them when he made his dash for liberty. "There was no force used to hold him, and no words spoken. It was evident that the thing was all cut and dried, and the most sus picious thing is the fact that it was fully a quarter of an hour before the escape was reported to me by Barnum. "I wish to offer $500 out of my personal funds for information which may lead to the recapture of Harry Thaw. I regret exceed ingly to say that no attempt appears to have been made to detain the man or prevent his escape." Thaw's escape was one of the most dramatic affairs of the kind ever recorded. After rushing past a gateman who was admitting a milkman to the Matteawan Asylum grounds, he leaped into a taxicab standing just outside the wall. This was headed for the Connecticut State line, and the moment that Thaw entered the chauf feur put on full speed and dashed away. Before a half mile had been covered by the taxicab it overtook a six-cylinder touring car that had been moving slowly, also toward the Connecticut line. The taxicab slackened speed, and Thaw leaped out as the smaller machine drew alongside the touring car. The door of the latter was open, and Thaw leaped aboard. As the door slammed the car speeded away at a rate of at least eighty miles an hour. The machine dashed through Stormville, N. Y., fourteen miles from the asylum, without any diminution of speed, and, according to late reports, crossed the Connecticut line in the vicinity of New Canaan, Conn. Believes It Carefully Planned Conspiracy. Dr. Raymond Francis Charles Kieb, superintendent of Mattea wan, believes that Thaw's escape was the result of a carefully planned conspiracy. He received information a few hours after Thaw's escape that led him to believe, he said, that the fugitive had been carried to a Connecticut seaport town, where a yacht awaited. The superintendent ordered the arrest of Howard Barnum, the asylum guard who was on duty at the time the wealthy young slayer i broke away from the institution, to which he was committed on t February 1, 1908. Dr. Kieb was appointed superintendent 011 June ; 6, this year, succeeding Dr. John \Y. Russell, who was dismissed 1 on account of an alleged $20,000 bribery plot for the release of Thaw. John N. Anhut, a young lawyer, is now serving a prison sentence for his participation in the briber)- conspiracy. Because of the conditions under which he took office. Dr. Kieb [ had taken extra precautions to prevent just what happened to-day. i He has ordered a rigid investigation to determine just what attend ' ants, if any, were involved in the successful plot to free Thaw. Since Thaw was sent to Matteawan, more than live years ago, this mother, Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, of Pittsburgh, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in attempts to have him freed legally from restraint. The aged mother arrived in New York unexpectedly from her summer home at C'resson, Pa., this afternoon, and joined her daughter, Mrs. George Carnegie, who is stopping at the Gotham Hotel. Mrs. Thaw refused to see any one when news of her son's escape first reached the hotel, but Mrs. Carnegie was apparently greatly 1 surprised. "My mother and I had intended going to the hospital to-morrow to see Harry," she said. "We knew nothing of his intentions, nor have we any idea where he is or what he intends to do. It is a j great surprise to us all." Evelyn Nesbit Thaw Asks Protection. As soon as Evelyn Nesbit fhaw heard of her husband's escape she asked for protection. She declared she believed her life in danger, and accordingly she was given police protection. She is also being guarded by a private detective, hired by Arthur Ham nicrstein. This detective accompanied her to and from the Victoria Theatre, where she is performing in vaudeville. William Travels Jerome, who, while district attorney, sent Thaw to the asylum and thereafter successfully resisted all attempts of the young man to gain freedom, was told late to-day of Thawte escape. He said that he would make no comment then, except that I he was afraid that Thaw would attack him. Legal experts arc practically agreed to-night that Thaw is immune from arrest as far as the. murder of Stanford White is con cerned. Even if l.c were arrested in another State 011 some pretext it is not believed that he could be extradited. His case, if he keeps (Continued on Third Page.)