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THE EVENING TIMES
The Brightest, Newsiest and Beat Droning Newspaper In North Dakota. VOL. 2, NO. 31, Witness in Thaw Trial Says White Threatened Once to Shoot Him. BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T TELL JIM WHERE MS. THAW WIS Jerome Objected to Question but the Court Allowed it—Attorney Dalmas Will Supersede Gleason as Conduc tor of Defense's Case—Tuesday Was a Bad Day for the Defendant. 1 Associated Pnu to The UtoiIic Times. New York, Feb. 6.—Interest in the opening of the Thaw case centered in the maneuvers of Thaw's counsel who at the end of yesterday's pro ceedings held- a lengthy conference as to the future conduct of the case and this morning before court opened they consulted with Thaw in the pris oner's pen. When the session began Jerome stated that on adjournment yesterday, the point was pending as to the admission of certain testimony by the witness who was about to state a conversation held with Thaw in January, 1904. The court had sus tained the objection of Jerome but had invited a citation of authorities and Jerome was reading from a case when Attorney Delamas arose and suggested the witness be placed on the stand before the continuing of the proceedings. This showed that Del amas was to have charge of the de fense instead of Gleason. It was said Delamas had threatened to withdraw from the case unless given a free hand, as yesterday's proceedings were anything but satisfactory. Delamas withdrew the question asked the witness and Jerome with drew the objection and Benjamin Bo man, doorkeeper of the garden thea tre was called to the stand. He was asked if he had ever heard White make threats against the life of any person and the witness answered yes. Jerome objected, saying he was not assured self-defense was to be a part of the defense and Delamas said all defenses allowed by law were to be a part of the defense and Jerome with drew the objection. Boman then said that a few nights after Christmas White came to him and asked if Evelyn Nesbit had gone home. "I told him she had," said the wit ness, "and he replied 'you are a liar.' I told him to go on the stage and see tor himself. When he returned he passed me, pulled out a revolver and said: "'I'll find and kill that before morning.'" Before the cross-examination began the court told the women witnesses that if they felt their sense of pro priety offended by the testimony of the witnesses, they could leave the room and Thaw's sisters went out. They returned during the rather tedious cross-examination, having been reassured by George Carnegie. Jerome took the witness over the de tails of Boman's employment, cov ering a period, of the last five years, also as to his place of residence. Martin Green, a newspaper man, testified to being within twenty feet of White on the night of the shooting. Delmas asked him as to Thaw's man ner, and Jerome objected but spoke so low Delmas could not hear. Del mas suggested to the "learned dis trict attorney," he speak so he could be heard. Delmas made the question specific and Green said: "Thaw was very pale—his eyes seemed about to pop out of his head. Delmas asked Green if Thaw's man GEORGIA MAY JOIN LIST OF ANTI-LIQUOR STATES Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 6.—Foes of the liquor traffic gathered here In force today to perfect the organization of the Georgia Anti-Saloon League and to discuss plans for getting an anti liquor measure through the present legislature. The temperance element is of the opinion that Georgia Is on the verge of demoralization and will go to the bad entirely unless the de mon Rum Is set upon good and hard. The call for the present gathering sets forth: a condition of affairs rather startling to those who have lived in blissful Ignorance of the facts. The THE Will Find and Kill That-— Before Morning"—Stanford White ner was rational or irrational and Jerome shouted an objection, saying the question should be, "was he sane or Insane," if the witness was a com petent expert. Delmas and Jerome got into an ""ument on legal points and court Ml 2 o'clock. Assodatea^Kss to The Evening Time*. New York, Feb. 6.—In the fierce glare wjtlch has been radiating from the now famous Thaw trial two other cases, either one of .which under dif erent circumstances would be almost equally famous, have been lost almost entirely to sight. The New Yorker seems to care for only one thing at a time in the sensation ljne and he is prepared to give that matter his un divided attention: The newspapers, printed for his benefit, his enjoyment and his enlightenment, perforce must take the same view if they hope to earn their measure of success, and as a result it has been nothing but Thaw, Thaw, Thaw. The entirely preliminary work of choosing a jury of twelve men to pass upon the guilt or innocence of the accused furnished material for dozens of pages every day for two weeks. Almost the full life history of every one of the three hun dred men considered in connection with the penal were investigated by the newspapers and many of the his tories were printed. Every day there were columns about the prisoner's wife, his mother, his sisters, his brother, his mother-in-law and all his other relatives-in-law, and his wife's rela tives-in-law. Bulletins were flashed almost hourly on the condition of the prisoner's health, how much sleep he had the night before, what he had' for Continued on Page 4.) Omaha Liquor Interests Ac cused of Trying to Bribe Nebraska Legislature. Auoclated Prom to The Vvenlng Times. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 6.—In a sensa tional speech before the state senate committee, Senator Patrick, a,fusion ist of Sarby county, yesterday ac cused the brewery and distillery in terests of trying to corrupt the legis lature and prevent the passage of "un friendly" bills. Senator Patrick charged that $50,000 had been raised in Omaha for the purpose of defeat ing the county option and other legis lation. MANITOBA GRAIN GROWERS. Brandon, Man., Feb. 6.—There was a good attendance today at the open ing of the annual meeting of the Mani toba Grain Growers' association. Numerous matters are scheduled for discussion during the three days of the convention, but iftost attention will probably be given to the alleged illegal combination of prominent dealers and elevator men in restrain of trade. BANQUET FOR BRYCE. London, Feb. 6.—Owing to the re cent Jamaica incident the farewell banquet to be given by the London Pilgrims at the Hotel Savoy in honor of James Bryce, the new Ambassador to the United States,,promises to de velop Into an exceptional demonstra tion of Anglo-American amity. How ever this may be it is certain that the gathering will be a most distinguished one. Field Marshal Earl Roberts is to preside. Several members of the cabinet, foreign diplomats and many other notable persons will be present. Ambassador Reld will propose the health of Mr. Bryce, and the speeches of the two Ambassadors will sound the keynote of the friendly relations between their respective countries. call states, among other things, that "There are 120 dry counties in Geor gia, and 26 wet counties, and every dry county in the state is a common dumping ground for the heartless wet counties. And vain are the protests and pitiful are the cries for mercy, but the jug train runs right on, and every year the people of our beloved state, from the mountains to the seaboard, are being debauched by these few wet counties. The time has come to call a halt The people have been out raged and sinned against long enough. Relief must come." GRAND FORKS,"NORTH Or Why Was it the Governor Forgot to Advise the Adviser IN RE THE APPOIHTMENT OF SPUG IS SUPREME JIM Representative Piper's Freak Legis lation—His Antl*Hotel Scheme and Ills Bill to Prohibit All County Offi cials From Holding Office Over Two Terms—Both May be Killed, (By George Davis.) Bismarck, Feb. 6—A great deal of amusement is being had about ttfe capital because of the way the politi cal monomaniac from Valley City got flunked on the news of the appoint ment of Judge Spalding to the supreme bench. Ever since the opening of the session of the legislature this stuffed toad has taken himself seriously and has arrogated to himself the idea that he was the spokesman of Governor Burke as well as the other insurgents. He condescendingly disclosed the in formation that he was the personal confidante of the governor and was in a measure consulted on many of the Important moves made by that official. On the day Judge Spalding was ap pointed this egotist stated that he had spent two hours of the morning in the office of the governor and in a confidential talk with the chief execu tive. The other correspondents knew of the appointment before noon and at 1 o'clock every one had his message announcing the fact filed with the telegraph operator. It was supposed that from the bombastic stories which Packard had been telling about, his confidential relations with Governor, Burke that he had known of the ap pointment the first one. Late in the afternoon, during a lull in the pro ceedings of the senate, one of the other correspondents asked Packard what he thought of the appointment, and he appeared dumbfounded when he realized that every other news paper man at the capital had him scooped on a thing in which he claimed to have inside information. He rushed to the telegraph office and got a message out barely in time to reach his papers. Had the corres pondent not have asked him concern ing the matter, he would have lived in blissful ignorance of the appoint ment until the next day. Whether lie spent the two hours in the governor's office in the morning after the com mission had been actually signed or whether this was merely one of the egotistical stories he is in the habit of dealing out to people who do not know him no one knows except him self and the governor. One thing is certain. If he is the close friend of the governor he claims to be, he. cer tainly got some shabby treatment when he was not informed of the ap pointment as were the other corres pondents. When he is indulging in some of his egotistical splurges about the lobbies of the hotels and giving out the impression that he is actually running the state, It will be gently whispered on the "aside" that he is the man who got scooped on informa tion given out from the governor's office where he wap at the time being consulted. Piper Anti-Hotel Scheme. Among the measures introduced in the house which deserve to be badly defeated is one by Representative Piper of Cass county which repeals the law giving hotels a special privi lege in the collection of bills con- Continued on Page 4.). Associated Press to The Evening Times. New York, Feb. 6.—About 100 people gathered in St. Thomas' church this afternoon to witness one of the mokt fashionable and at the same time one of the most unostentatious weddings of the season. The bride was Miss Florence Flow er, the eldest daughter of Mrs. James de Laval Flower, formerly of New Orleans, now of New York, and the bridegroom was Mr. Pierre Lorillard Barbey, a well-known clubman. Owing «to the recent death of the bridegroom's father no attempt was made at an elaborate wedding. The guests were confined to the relatives of the families and a few Intimate friends from New Orleans, Boston and this city. Miss Estella Flower was yy$* SQUAKB DEAL FOB ALL EPIDEMIC OF Seven Persons Bitten by Al leged Mad Dogs in That City on Tuesday. VICTIMS TIKE FIRST TRIMS FOR CHICAGO PASTEUR INSTITUTE Common Council Last Xigfat Author ized Police to Shoot on Sight After Three Days All Unmuzzled Dogs Running at Large—Dr. E. L. Penny One of Tuesday's Rable Victims. Amoclated Prm to The Evening Times. St. Paul, Feb. 6.—Seven persons were bitten by rabid dogs in St. Paul yesterday. Two of the .dogs were killed by the police. Dr. E. L. Penny of 143 West Fifth street was so badly wounded that he left last night for Chicago to take the Pasteur treatment and Adam Robertson of 783 York street will go as soon as he is definitely assured that the dog which bit him had rabies. The common council last night passed an ordinance authorizing the P9lice to shoot on sight, after three days, all unmuzzled dogs running loose. This ordinance was passed at the urgent request of Health Officer O'Hage. 016 FIRE BOSTON One Dead, Thirteen Injured, and $100,000 Worth of Property Destroyed. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Boston, Mass., Feb. 6.—Jacob Gold was killed and'at least thirteen other people were injured in a fire that de stroyed the block occupied by Hunt Bros.' department store and several tenements in Tremont street, in the Roxburg Crossing district, today. The monetary loss is estimated at $100, 000. ALABAMA FRUIT GROWERS. Associated Preas to The Evening Timet, Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 6.—The Ala bama Horticultural society began its fourth annual meeting in this city to day and will remain in session over tomorrow. Fruit growers from many counties are in attendance.' COLUMBUS BENCH SHOW. Amoclated Press to The Evening Time*. Columbus, O., Feb. 6.—A bench show under the auspices of the Col umbus Kennel club opened in this city today. Several hundred dogs of all classes are on exhibition, including some of the most valuable canines in the country. Judging began soon af ter the opening today and will be con tinued until the show closes Satur day. WORLD 0£ FASHION. Associated Pre** to The Evening Times. Xew York, Feb. 6.—The world of fashion turned out in full force this afternoon to witness the wedding of Miss Louise Vanderhoef, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman B. Vanderhoef, and Mr. Gustave Mayrlce Heckaclier, which took place in St. Bartholomew's church. Both bride and bridegroom are well known in the younger set of fashionable society. PROMINENT SOCIETY FOLK WED her sister's only attendant. Mr. Henry G. Barbey, brother of the bride groom, acted as best man. An inform al reception followed at the Flower home in Bast Sixty-first street. The bride, who is of the blonde type of beauty, was introduced to society with several of the popular young wo men of today, including Miss Janet Fish and Miss Sybil Kane. She re ceived her education through private tutors. Her knowledge of French, German, Spanish and Russian is al most faultless. She is also accom plished in music and rides exception ally well. Last summer she spent several months in Europe wlth her mother and sister. Her mother Is a descendant of the old Llvermore family, of New DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1907. TIMES Pembina Chieftain Most Un assuming Man in Senate Says Correspondent. HAS NEITHER HORNS NOR CLOVEN FEET IS REPORTED But on the Other Hand Keeps Counsel With Himself and Devotes His Time and Energies to the Advancement of Such Legislation as His Consti tuents May Have Demanded. (By Ueorge Davis.) Bismarck, Feb. 6.—The man who hai a good word to say for Senator La Moure will no doubt be assigned to the same list as those who believe In sense as against sensations in the estimate of certain egotistical spokesmen of the present powers that be in this state. But during the last few weeks I have been studying the senator from Pem bina at close range. It is true that from the published reports of the sen sational politicians of the state, the stranger would be led to believe that he possesses horns and the cloven foot and that his customary g»rb is scariet. When he spoke it would have been sup posed that sulphuric fumes issued from his nostrils and that when his edict went forth all that portion of the king dom enclosed within the border lines of North Dakota trembled and shook. But on the contrary the man who meets Senator LaMoure finds a quiet and unassuming man with a voice so low that it is not audible for even a few feet, and with a manner so unas suming that he would never be select ed as a man of even ordinary promin ence in a crowd. I overheard a story one day in the early part of the ses sion which well illustrates the opinion of the men who know him best. A gentleman who has been in many bat tles with LaMqure and who would be justified in holding malice against him if anyone would was discussing the string of slanderous stories which were sent from Pembina county by the pres ent adviser—according to his own opinion —of Governor Burke while he (the adviser) was doing the muck rake stunt for the morning democratic daily of Grand Forks. The gentleman said that if that correspondent had Jud LaMoure's brains with the cor respondent's egotism and gall it would take at least two capitol buildings 10 hold him. It may be true that he has played the game of politics and has often won. But ho has always played according to the rules, and if defeated has nevei sulked. But while playing the game ot politics he has done much for the state in the way of encouraging its develop ment. He is today recognized as the sponsor of the state institutions and it. Is doubtful if any man in the state has a more intimate knowledge of their needs and conditions than he. He has been a member of the senate since the first legislature under statehood con venced in 1SS9 and in 1S77 and again in 1SS5 he was a member of the ter ritorial council, while in 1873 he serv ed in the house, this in all probability being his debut in political life. He served again in this body In 18S5. He has thus with the exception of four sessions served in the law making body of the territory and state since 1S73, a period of more than a third of a century. It is a remarkable public career when viewed from the stand point of a novice and is one of which any man might well be proud. But with all his experience and fam iliarity with the affairs of the state .which he hns helped a larpe measure to create, he makes his influence felt York and Connecticut. Robert Stuart Howard, her grandfather, is a direct descent of the Dukes of Norfolk, and her paternal grandfather, the late Richard Flower, is related to the old est and most prominent families in Louisana. Mr. Barbey received his early edu cation in England, and was graduated from Harvard in 1904. He has never engaged actively in business, but Is In terested in mines in Colorado and elsewhere. His mother was Miss Lor illard, a sister of the late Pierre Lor illard and of the late Mrs. Lawrence Kip and of Mrs. James P. Kernochan. His sisters are the Countess de Pour tales and the Countess de Neuflize and Miss Rita Barbey. Why the Present Legislature Will Not Pass Unchanged 2c Rate Bill on legislation because of his presnt ability. I have heard so much said about the manner in which he led men to the trough and figurativel^madfc them drink that I have gi,v&n some study to the reason why he is able to direct legislation. I do not believe there is a member of the senate who could be dictated to as to tne manner in which he should cast his vote by Senator LaMoure or by any other man. The stories which are sent out to that effect, I am convinced, are the results of diseased imaginations in the au thors. I do admit that Senator LaMoure influences legislation, but it is the same way that any one would do so, except the small fry fellow who sub stitutes abuse for brains. When he presents a matter for the considera tion of the body of which he is a mem ber, he is fortified with facts and fig ures to prove that what he wants is right and in the interests of the public and he is usually able to count a maj ority to his way of thinking.. It is the same methods employed by every man who attempts to direct legislation. It is different from some I have witness ed at Bismarck where the author of a measure as it appears on record is merely the figurehead whose name is attached to the same so that it may be introduced, and who when the time to fight the objections made to it comes proves his inability to handle the mat ter and often fails because he knows nothing about what the merits of the bill are. It is very much lifte an un licensed pettifogger going into a court to do battle with a lawyer who knows the law and the facts in his case. Senator LaMoure is always prepared, it is by such means that he is able to influence and direct legislation. He is an intense student of passing affairs. He can be found at the capitol almost any hour of the day delving In to records and looking up facts and figures. He gives the closest attention to matters in *which he is especially interested, and when it leaves his hands it is not often lacking in the es sentials which make It advantageous to the people. Stranger Attempted Last Night to Kill Heir to the Servian Throne. AKncwiitted Pre** Cable to The Evening Times. Constantinople, Feb. 6.—George Christich, son of the late King Milan of Servia and Mine. Christich, had a narrow escape from assassination last night. An unknown man suddenly attacked Christich and attempted to plunge a dagger intq his chest. The weapon, however, struck a thick pocket book and only inflicted a scratch. Christich, who is IS years old, lives here. His mother's life was been threatened on previous occasions. Christich was mentioned as a possible successor to the throne of Servia at the time of the murder of King Alex ander and Queen Draga. COLLIE SHOW OPENS. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 6.—Today and tomorrow the annual show of the Collie Club of America will be held in this city. The show opened with a long string of prize collies entered from the most noted kennels of the United States and Canada. CATTLE- RAISERS MEET. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Enid, Okla., Feb. 6.—The Oklahoma Cattlemen's association began its ses sions here today with a large attend ance from Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Texas. Many commission men and buyers are also on hand from other states. There is a fat-stock show open, with hundreds of fine cat tle on exhibition. A series of cattle roping contests have been arranged for the entertainment of the visitors. The attendance of cattlemen is expect ed to be largely increased before the end of the work. i'SfT-" i* I CURED HIMSELF OF LIQUOR HABIT BY SCIENCE FAITH Associated Press to Tk* Evening Times. Omaha, Feb. 6.—One actor who feels that he has been saved to the stage by the power of Mary Baker Eddy's faith, Christian Science, is Henry Jewett, leading man in a road company presenting "The Squaw Man." It was liquor that the belief vanquished. In fifteen years on the American stage Jewett has been leading man for Julia Marlowe, Viola Allen and other stars. Hie real commencement of a successful stage career Jewett dates from the hour that he was handed a Mrws ».w\. *S "'A* i""' i" 1 1 f3 3f THE EVENING TIMES Stands for North Dakota at all Time* and Under all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS One Reason is Courts Would Declare Law as Being Unconstitutional. MHOS COOLD PULL OFF SOME OIMNCH LINE HINS And Run Combination Freights and Passengers to Cut Operating Ex penscs—People' Arc Expected to Take Sane View of Situation—No Comparison Here With the East (By George Davis.) Bismarck, Feb. 6.—Since the pass age by the house of the White anti pass and two cent passenger rates bill the correspondent of the Evening Timse has received more than half a hundred letters from interested per sons throughout the state inquiring as to the probable results of the en forcement of the law shouldd it be come operative, and its influence upon the development and prosperity of the state. Rather than attempt to ans wer all these letters personally, I have decided to give in a short article some of the leading matters inquired about. It is evident from this string of inquiries that the people of the state are awake on the matter and that while they may be for so-called reform, they are not willing to have reform at the sacrifice of their own interests and the prosperity of the state. I am aware that a sensi ble discussion of the results of the enforcement of the bill, should it be come a law, will subject the person doing so to the dirtiest filth that can be turned on him by such reform monomaniacs as the Valley City muck raker who has been denounced on the floor of the house repeatedly as a falsi fier, and the charge will be made by the few of his caliber that anything other than their own selfish and nar row view of the matter Is in tlip in terests of the railroads. They remind me of a half starved hound who howls at the moon because his stomach is empty, and who as soon as fed lies down to sleep. Possibly half a dozen of those who have written this correspondent have asked to have motives which prompt ed the passage of the measure explain ed. I do not impugn the motives or the sincerity of any one who voted for the measure. I am not the keeper of their consciences, and can not there fore determine the motives which lay hidden in the recesses of the souls. I can only judge from the outward acts and draw conclusions from these acts measured by the rule of common sense. I am convinced, and have al ways been of that opinion since the. introduction of the bill that its au thor believed he was doing the people of the state a service which would write his name high on the scroll of fame when he prepared the measure which finally passed the house. He probably knew nothing more of the actual working of a system of rail roads than the average newspaper cor respondent knows of theology. He probable knew nothing of the great organizations, more intricate and com plicated and systematic than that of the army of a world conquering gen eral, which is necessary to operate and keep in running condition one of the system of railways which he was leg islating for, in a few minutes in the house. But I believe he thought he knew and understood every detail of the matter and that on the few pages (Continued on page 2.) The return of Detroit to the grand circuit means that D. J. Campau is to retain control of the circuit. book on Christian Science. Previous to that time, although possessed of undisputed talent, he was unreliable owing to his liking for liquor. The more he Indulged In the new religion, the less use he had for his old friend, the bottle. Jewett began to give more atten tion to his art and the help of a truly temperate life began to tell. He ad vanced rapidly in his profession and is now practically a star, under the management of one of the largest theatrical firms in America.