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V WEATHERS COLDER TO-NIGHT. FAIR AND COLD THURSDAY. Noon Temperature .30 Degrees Butines» c Twrs v? d Tng in The Evening Journal. That li why Wilmington merchants pairori;« t theso columns. SIXTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 50. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23. 1907. ONE CENT « n jq . 7$jSÊ •- • i' - ] Hjtf «Ht 1 '■< ' - ; * ■ iS fr. »•' <• V - m V. tVl < 1 4l ■k'M mt ' M , . si ■ mfm * ; • i . i . ;. 1 < a •iames H, Higgins New Governor of Rhode Island. NOT GUILTY" IS HARRY THAW'S PLEA <6 Seif Indulgent Scion and Pampered Pet Nervous as Ordeal Begins MOTHER'S SMILES GREET THE PRISONER NEW YORK. Jan. 23.—The great Thaw trial is on. The fight to save Harry Kendall Thaw from execution In the electric chair for the slaying of Architect Stanford White began this morning before Justice Fitzgerald In the Supreme Court. The drawing of the Jury to try tho young Pittsburg millionaire began with the opening of, By Our Own Wire, Publisher«' Press. court. It will be days before the Jury is selected from the two hundred tales men. Thaw aided his counsel in the picking of the jurymen. He entered a plea of not guilty. The defense will bo emotional Insanity. Thaw's Family There. Shortly after 10 o'clock there was a murmur and- buzz In tho rear of the court room and through a wall of po licemen near the door the Thaws edged their way. In the party were Mrs. William Thaw, mother of Harry Thaw: Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, the artist model wife: the Countess of Yar mouth. the titled sister of the defend ant; Mrs. George Carnegie, a sister of Thaw, and Miss May McKenzie, a cho rus girl friend of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw. The party was accompanied by Ed ward Thaw, a brother of Thaw, and George Carnegie. All the ladies wore heavy veils. Mrs. William Thaw was dressed In deep black and wore a small black hat from which fell a black veil. Mrs. Ev elyn Nesbit Thaw was dressed In a dark blue cloth dress. She wore a dark blue purple velvet hat, surround ed with a small cluster of violets. A white veil halt conceaed the pretty face of the artist model wife, who took a lively Interest In the proceedings and talked continually with her friend, May McKenzie. The Countess of Yarmouth and Mrs. George Carnegie were dress ed In black. May McKenzie was con spicuous in a light blue dress. From a dark hat of vivid color flaunted two flaring feathers. When the call of the roll of talesme^i was concluded, District Attorney Jer ome moved that Harry K. Thaw.be arraigned for trial on the charge of murder. Thaw, Nervous, Enters Trial Room. Judge Fitzgerald cautioned those present against any outburst or noise. -X TELtGRAPH NEWS IN A NUTSHELL WASHINGTON—The regents of the Smithsonian Institution to-day elected Charles D. Walcott, of Neiw York, at present director of geogolical survey, to be secretary of the Smithsonian, to succeed Vice-President Langley, de ceased. NORPILK—In a quarrel over a crap game B. Robertson was shot and killed by George Peachtree in a saloon. LODON—The tidal wave which de Ivastated several of the Dutch East In dian Islands, January 11, entirely en gulfed the Island of Slmalu, and 1500 natives perished. WASHINGTON—Mrs. . Mary Bowie, accused of murdering Hubert Posey, was arrested at her home, near Hill Top, In Charles county, and placed la the Jail at La Plata. It is probable «hat she and her son will ibe admitted to ball. E. DENVER. Col.—Twenty miners are reported dead as the result of an ex plosion at Prlmeso. Lam'ton, Okla.—A nagro. st»tiosed b* a discharged soldier, stii-SFd a i here. were mtwmA to rlct One negro was ItUleJ and fifty "Harry K. Thaw to the bar," called the clerk. Thuw came. A court offi cer followed in the rear. Pale and ner vous, he marched quickly to his seat. He looked at his mother and wife and gave them a smile and a nod. The mother smiled and the wife nodded a cheering greeting. Ho was dressed In a dark blue suit and carried on his arm a great brown ulster, which he handed to one of counsel. r i haw was extremely nervous and It »ff apparent that he was exerting all his forces for self-control. He had been seated but a few minutes when he took the ulster and drew It around hls| shoulders, though the room was ex cecdlngly warm. Then the calling of the talesmen began, Charles W. Dry den. an engineer, being the first man called, for« man of the jury. Thaw entered a plea of "not guilty." Continued on Second Page. He was challenged and retired. Denning B. Smith was chosen as ICE ON CHRISTIANA Thin Sheet Covers Creek From Bank to Bank To-day. Frozen from shore to shore the en tire length of the stream, the Chris tiana river will soon be completely closed to alji navigation If the present cold weather continues. At present the Ice Is not thick and the river tugs steaming about In It keep the channel open, but if the thermometer goes any lower they will soon be Ice-bound. Carrolt-Gallagher Wedding. Miss Itla C. Callagher, of No. 1300 West Fourth street, and Benedict P. Carroll, of Philadelphia, were married at 8.30 o'clock this morning with a nup tial mass at St. Paul's R. C. Church, by the Rev. William Temple. Miss Bessie C. Gallagher was bridesmaid and Vin cent C. Carroll was best man. A re ception followed the ceremony, after which the couple left for Hot Springs, Va. They will live at No. 522 North Fifty-ninth street, Philadelphia. As a result the prisoner Rough House" Costly. I John Gray, a husky colored placed on trial In City Court this ing for leaving raised "rough house" In tho saloon kept by Smile Engle, at Ninth and Walnut streets, a few even ings ago. was fined $20 and costs. In default of which ho will probably spend the next three months as the guest of the county. man, was morn WASHINGTON—After voting down three resolutions declaring that the President had the power to discharge the negro troops, the Senate adopted the compromise resolution. In which It disclaims any intention to question that power in the Brownvllle Investiga tion. ST. PAUL—By order of the County Court the Great Northern Railway to-day enjoined temporarily pending the Court's decision from issuing tho proposed $90,00,000 worth of additional stock without first obtaining approval at the State Railroad Commission. 5\ ILLI AMiSPORT, Pa.—At Nordmont in Sullivan county, 30 miles northeast of here, the temperature was 20 de grees below zero at daybreak this mom ing. At Ea rlebmere it was 16 below and in this valley the registration reached as low as seven below. V. •' » RICHMOND, Va. —A fire that origin ated In the «urbrug Tobacco Factory, totally destroyed the building Includ ing the offices of the Adams Jjlxpress many. The fire has now spread to the Armory of the Richmond Light In faatry Blues, with th« «at^Umerd o 1 a Com GSBBS, FOUND DEAD, MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED COMPTROLLER W.oiTS INCREASE Thinks Salary of His GKlce Should Be Placed at $3600 Robert McFarlin, president of Levy Court, several members of that body, Sylvester D. Townsend, Jr.. court at torney, and County Comptroller Phll omma Chandler are in Dover to-day In the interest of proposed legislation among which is a bill increasing the salary of the county comptroller from $2t»00 to $3600 and that of his clerk from $600 to $1000 per annum. This bill was introduced Into the Legislature yesterday and Mr. Chand ler will use ever yoftort to secure its passage. He claims that Inasmuch an «„„a..,.» .j „ „ _,. in© present Fsiurj w as tix©(l d nutnboi , of years ago and as the work of his offl 'o Is steadily Increasing his com pensation should bo Increased accord Ingly. The bill In which Levy Court Is par ticularly Interested Is the measure pro viding for a $200,000 bond issue by the county for good roads purposes, and which will be Introduced probably to day. So clamorous has the public be- | come for good roads in New Castle county that Levy Court feels Itself Jus tified In pressing for a bond Issue, as In no other way does It seem possible to attain tho end desired. ; SOME PRINCIPALS IN THE THAW TRIAL ■so m I "JZZ a Æ. j ■ 1 I R n WmÊ 1 ll T* w! J v e 11 IS s m p' iM ffTi i) I U.I..L >" v ■ V v'-V 'W; / / O * m i i k v VI a Jk Because of the wealth and social p romlnence of the principals, the trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder other criminal of ; Stanford White, which began In New York to-day, promises to attract more attention limn any trial which has taken place In the United States In many years. In the center is the latest picture of Judge James Fitzgerald, who is trying the case. On either side Is tho latest picture of Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Tliaw and the latest picture of Harry K. Thaw. TRADE BOARD'S BIG MEMBERSHIP At tLe next meeting of the Board of Trade the membership committee will have a sufficient number of new members to report to bring the ';o al mcmb rs. lp of the board up lo 500. This Is ccnslder. d a verj^good membership for a city of ih s size .and it will entitle the board to an other representative imthe National Board of Trade. R. J. Manlovo it chairman of the membership committee, and It Is due to his untiring efforts the list haa bsen so largely Increased. . —- At this morning*s session of Orphans' Court, Judge William C. Spruance, slit'iig several pétitions In guardianship matters Caroline, Madeline anil Eilen May HertcU TT .._.. . _ . __ _ _ Upon «PPHcatlon of John H. Jlodney Katherine P. Mahoney was appointed guardian of Helen and Maria McDaniel. Francis M. Walker, attorney, made re-, turn of the sale of real estate of William-f Clark. Confirmed. The court confined GUARDIANS NAMED were filed and acted upon favorably. Upon application of S. S. Adams, Sarah E. Hertel was named as guard an of the real estate of Emil Hertel, made by Sarah E. Hertel, administratrix, Philip L. Garrett presented tho "etltion of Martha Taylor for her appointment as guardian of tho minor children, Annie, Sylvester, Leonard. Alesmoyeta, Violetta and Bessie May James. The court order ed a rule made upon Joseph Brocks, mother of tho above named children, to It has been definitely decided that fessor Herrmann supported by the b»t local liaient obtainable, will give an en- ; tertainment In the Opera House for the benefit of the' Associated Charities. Pro feasor Herrmann has enga.-ed the ser-'slst vices of Mr. Starr, the well-known pro-iW. feeeional press agent, to look after press detatls, and will have a s:age director The affair, Which prom-j Ises to be «he event of the season, will be given during the second week ot next! month dhow cause why Uio petition should not be granted. The rule is returnable Feb ruary 6. For the Sake of Charity. from New York. Will Hold Reunion, In Riddle M. E. Memorial Chapel on tho , evening of January 24, a social will be given to which all members of the school, both old and now, arc invit'd to attend. The affair will bo In «he nature ot a re union. St. John's Guild to Meet. In the parish house of St. John's Church to-morro«v afternoon at 3 o'clock there will be held a meeting of St. John's Guild. AU the «vomer, of the parish are urged to attend. With the finding of the body of Jcihn Gibbs, rolorcd. weltering In its gore at Brandywine Springs ytsterday morning and Its subsequent removal to the morgue,! persistent rumors have found circulation which, If proved true, will result In Che authorities of New Oaslle county having another case of murdor on their hands. Since the discovery of the body, and an examination of ühe ghastly wounds In its heafl, the theory' of foul play has gained ground, etrengUbened by th fact that at the time the body «va» found there was absolutely nothing of value upon It wid e It Is a conceded fact that the man, who was an Industrious farm laborer, earning good wages, was known to have at all times a considerable amount of money In was found after receiving the Injurie« 'his posaeosion. It U contended that it would have been Impars. bio for Gibbs to have crawled to the place there th!« body which later caused his death. To-day Deputy Coroner Nichols will . «..ime,.,,,,. <t n ■ , _ « Visit the IlfflO Of lllO HI UCSOtllO linci, onu w111 conduct a rigid Invcsilgatlön. taking especial pains to Interview the man last The authorities wem to be reluctant In expressing an opinion In the ce s', urtlrg selves until the completion of an Investi- [ , en in the company of the unfortunate negro. that It Is not their desire lo commit th m . . ... F n,lon - ,n ,ho meantime tho body Will remain at the morgue until such time as *he relatives, If there are any, shall com* forward and give It docent Interment. j PLED IN NIGHT ESCAPE FLAMES | Fanvly of Thomas G. Rib.n* son Driven From Home in Tneir Bare Feet Driven fro mhome by tho onrush of a flr0 whlch totally destroyed their dwelling place and with the mercury below the freezing point, was the thrilling and unpleasant experience of. tho family of Thomas O. Robinson, on Monday night last. • Mr. Robinson lived on tho Dunbar ! farm near Iron Hill with his wife and four children. On Monday evening while he was at the farm of a neigh bor bis wife, after having put the lit tie ones to bod, was,startled by the sound of a rushing noise proceeding, from the fire place. Upon going out JLA ° lire upper story or her home in a blase, the flames havln or „ lnated from a defective flue ( g ave ,j Her Children. -pho first thought of tho mother was or ber uttlo ones, as with a cry of j distress she rushed back Into the burn ing building and hurrying them out of bed threw about them such clothing as she could Immediately gather to ( gether. Not daring to take time to put the children's shoes on them she led them from the house and barefooted directed them to the homo of a neigh and by heroic efforts the furniture on tho first floor was carried to a place of safety, but that on the second floor was totally destroyed, as In an Incred- i ibly short space of time the house wns| burned to the ground. Beyond the | Pro-,furniture about'$22 In money fell vie tlm to the names also . ; Neighbors Lend Assistance. Neighbors in vicinity of the unfortu nate family did all In their power to as ser-'slst in relieving their immediate needs, j D. Walton, who conducts a general^ merchandise store at Iron Hill, provld ed the children with clothing, while John Denver, living nearby, took the homeless family to his home. Mr. Mackey, who occupies the tenant house l on tbe farm, also lent material aid. The burned house was a large brick mansion costing originally $3500 and, upon which there was an insurance of $2000. Mr. Robinson carried on Insur ance on his household goods. He was to have moved on March 25, as the property had been recently purchased by former Sheriff Dunbar, of Elkton. In the meantime assistance ha<f come , - Polander Injured. One of the Polish employes of the New Castle Leather Company «vas caught In a drum and severly Injured about the head and arms while at work yesterday. The Phoenix ambulamv* I carried him to tne Delaware tlospilal 4 KINGSTON YET NEEDS MUCH HELP Famine in Medicines Adds to Suffering of Those In jured in Disaster By nur 0wn wire, Publisher» - Tress, KINGSTON. Jan, 3.—Hospital oondi lions In Kingston are to-day ai.tiucllng I the greatest interest becaviee of their ter ror. The famine ,>n inedlcin<s ai.d nnes thotlcs has htjought many of the victims *'ito a pitiable plight. It Is still necessary | to i-erform operations and amputations while patients uro conscious, and I hoir j sufferings are terrible. Gangrene has set In In many cases 1 where persons were operated upon during Ute first few hours after the shock, owing to Hie crude manner In which the limbs I .... . . had to be cul awuy. Tétant» «ha* also; In jrpvir il >( I «1 111 si ThA Hc!rl li.-v» ,WUI,M 1,1 * c ' ,ri1 in», n* .a no*-, pliai» to-day, nine cloys after th ? shock, 1 are places of torture. Tlvl* path, tor a width of five miles. Is devastated. Other secUons of the country A trip through tho country to-day showed that tho earthquake traveled a 'slraliîiht path from Bluff Bay to K ngston. * u Fered slightly. The friends of Krank B. Laffcrty will | by K | ad lo )earn tbat be j, rapidly re . COV oring from the severe operation w hlch he underwent at the University 0 f Pennsylvania Hospital recently. TOjSTATE HOUSE SUBJECT UP 1 Special to The Evening Journal. DOVER, Jan. 23— In the Senate t -day tho following Joint resolution was pro* n - ed by Mr, Cornier: "That a committee of two on the part of öie Senate and three on tho part of the House, be appointed by the respective presiding offres of the two houses, whose dutl'.s It shill be Investigate and make repo.t on .the advls ability of erecting a new Slide House, and Its location, and the probable cot. Th* Mid Joint committee Is 'hereby dl reeled to report us above as speedily as possible." It was adopted, Messrs. Conner and Monaghan reported that tho Senate, in executive session, had confirmed the governor's appointment of Robert A. Weed and Joseph B. Betts, to e b justices of the peace In and for Suss.-g The Sprmte probabIy the blII pre80r|blnK thfl kn:fp for aMÄUjnts of women. The House bill on tho subject . , ., was reported unfavorably a nom. Notices were given os follows-. By Mr, Bennum. to encourage the production of denaturrd alcohol In Delaware (prrvldvs «■ Slate tax of $10 or $15 a year upon manufacturers of alcthol to By Mr. Messlck. allowing Sussex couni y ito continue to care for Its long term pris oners Instead of sending them to New Castle County Workhouse. By Mr. Fllnn. providing bba* the ro:d commissioners for Christiana humlr<d shall reside In different election districts. | Both houses received invitations to become guests of Senator-elect H. A. Richardson at dinner on Monday night, The* House concurred In the Senate resolution providing for a joint com m Rtee of five to Investigate and report upon the adv lBRbillty of a now State i., i n calion etc Notices of bills-' By Mr , Hirons ; to rc|ïu i a te the sale 0 j coa | „r and gasoline, By Mr Rash, to regulate tho sale ot pa t e nt medicines, By Mr ciibbagc, to prohibit the sale c | garettPS and cigarette papers, By Mr cubbage to encourage Immi g ratlf>n . By Mr. Bennum. to regulate life In surance companies. A memorial «vas received from the Philanthropic Labor Committee of Wilmington monthly meeting of Friends requesting that the whipping post be abolished. Refurnishing Clayton House. Harry Bolhman, proprietor of the Clayton House, is refurnishing all the rooms of the hotel with new enamel bedsteads, mattresses and bedding. New silverware 15 also being Install ed as well as other articles ot table ware. In the rathskeller solid oak bar fixtures have iwj set nr a mi on « 4 * trie cash register installed. j k j dé*.«. ! . ■ ■i ' 1 ■ »■ ' UÙ1 COPvRten r C f/- tV4f* J Rafael Reyes. Resident of Colombia, South America. BURGLARS AGAIN ÎN THE LANG HOME LITTLE GIRLS HEARD Quartet of Tiny Shoplifter* Dealt With in City Court. After a delay of several days, dur ing which an Investigation of their cases had been made by Agent Frank Stout, of the 8. P. C. C., the four little girls accused of .purloining many j article* of trifling vwtug from the city ■ store», were arraigned before Judg; Cochran this morning In Municipal Court for a final disposition of th*lr cases, Agent F tout reported that he had found the parents of some of the girls at fault, and asked that they be ad monished, which was done. Klslc Sharp and Haxel McFarland, thee Ider of the girls, .were then placed In the care of .Mr. Stout's society, and Helen Devine and Mary Williams were placed under probation bonds of $200 each. WILL DEMOLISH OLD STATION Just ns soon as the temporary station at Water and French streets Is aband cned for the new tatlon on Monday next, workmen will begin to demolish the frame structure to make rooiji for the south side of the French street slu t!on, which will be tho main portion of the building, or > PlHhK. hundreds of which will have to be driven for the foundations, and it The structure will rest The frame will be four stories high. -■ ■ _ R I will be of steel. In this portion of tho station, beside the regular station <sf ftrc '' " ni bc a «'«»taurant. and on the <fli> *' oor wl " he ■ t " ven, ' '"°_ re 0 .'"'f' wlllch are bo trnn * f ^ I 'red from the t present location at Todd s Cut to this TALKING NEW CHARTER AT DOVER Mayor Horace Wilson and the law committee of City Council, composed of Howard D. Ross, chairman, and Cotin.llnien Taylor. White, McCaffcrty and McGovern, went to Dover to-day to discuss the proposed new city chart»r with the committees on cities and towns of b-'.th houses of the Legtsla turc. The hearings were arranged by Senator George W. Sparks. ' STEAMSHIP. LINE ASSURES CHEAPER SHIPPING RATES STOLE COPPER Colored Man Musi Answer at Court for Robbing duPoot Building. William Lewis, colored, was given a hearing before Judge Cochran this morning for the larceny ot 20 pounds of copper from the new duPont build ing. prisoner was arrested this morning at Eighteenth and Market streets that the of was in his possession, It was testified that when tho and It was a mute witness against h'm Charles Hlllegas, a foreman In court. for C. H. Blaine, the contractor In charge of the work at the big office building. Identified the copper, after which the prisoner, who claimed to have been given the stuff, was held in $300 ball for upper court. In testifying, the foreman alluded to the prjjoner as a "gentleman," which caused Judge Cochran to ask; "If the man Is such a gentleman, why do you appear against him?" For Third Time Since June Franklin Street Residence is Ransacked SAW FELLOW JUMP OUT THE WINDOW For the third time since June, the ■handsome home of Adam J. Lang. Jr„ at No. 220 North Franklin street, a member of the baking finm of w, and J. Ising Company, was entered last night by burgUr*. the miscreants be- * Ing frightened away before they had an opportunity to secure more than a baby's necklace, maked with the Ini tials "J. P. L." ' Descending the stairs shortly after eleven o'clock last night, William, a brother of Adam Lang, saw a man leap from beneath the dining room table and Jump from an open window. After the family had been aroused, an Investigation was made, resulting In burned matches being found scattered about the kitchen, cellar and dining room, while an open cellar window showed haw tho thief hsil effected an entrance. When the house was robbed in June, the slot g.is meter in the cellar was broken open and $13.25 taken, as well ns $5 contained In the purse at Mrs. Ixmg, which 'had been left In a side board drawer. The second visit of the thieves. In November last, was not so profitable, netting but two or three dollars from tho gas meter, which was again broken open. As a result of the gas meter thefts, and the refusal of Mr. Lang to In demnify the gas company for their losses, tho meter had been taken out. a circumstance evidently unknown to tho thief when he called last night. The necklace stolen last evening vn taken from a cup on the sideboard, but a secret society charm also contained In It was left behind. Court Was Unanimous. Members of Levy Court, acting as a committee of tho whole, after Investi gating the fire In the Court House pass ed tho following resolution unanimous ly yesterday afternoon: "Resolved. That tho cause of the fire In the County Court House on Monday evening. January 21. 1907. was from unknown origin and after a thorough Investigation tho committee find that the employes of the Court House were In no way negligent In the care of th* building." In connection with the affairs of th* Wilmington and New York Transporta tion Company. Deputy Collector of Port John Titus, when spoken to to-day. said that the new company would no doubt He declared thal prove a success. more than $10,000.000 of imports com* to Wilmington annually, for which the local customs house receives no credit'. The goods are released from bond In New York on their arrival there an<J then shipped by rail to Philadelphia, and thence by packets to Wilmington entailing a heavy expense. Mr. Titus said the new company would probably bond with the govern ment for the safe delivery of goods Ir. bond, and he expected P. M. Cabell, th« president of the concern, %o take up th« matter with him shortly. In the event of the new company doing this It will be able to carry freight In bond direct from New York to Wilmington and have It released by paying the duty here. Such a move «vould greatly In crease the revenue of the local customs house and at the same time also de crease the freight rates between here and Sew York, ind the manufacturer and business rcM« would no doubt take advantage il such .a chance«.