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Woman Sees Her End;
Reaper Comes
Wife In Good Health, with Kind Hus
band and Baby Girl, Has Pre.
sentiment of Coming
Special to The Herald,
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4.— A presentment
of her own death came to Mrs. Alma
Lnrkln of East St. Louis months ago.
She was not ill, and to others there
seemed no reason why she should not
live many years to bless her husband
ami baby girl. But sin- had read what
Was to be, and, week after week, busied
herself in preparations for the fiani
chapterr — death and burial.
AA A week ago she was taken ill. Satur
day she died and Monday, attired in
white robes, fashioned by her own
hands, she was borne to her grave by
pallbearers she herself Selected weeks
She was the wife of Thomas Lnrkln,
a well-to-do coal and Ice dealer of East
St. Louis. They had a pretty homo at
9 20 Lake avenue and one child, a little
daughter, was the darling of both
Several months ago Mrs. Larkln
passed the thirty-fifth anniversary of
her birth. And with that event came
the presentiment of death. Something,
she knew not what, told her she would
not live through the year. She was not
frightened nor excited by this knowl
edge. It only deepened the tenderness j
of all she said and did as wife and
' mother.
Asked Husband to Buy Burial Lot
Her husband did not share her confi
dence in the presentiment. She asked
him to go to Mount Hope cemetery and
select a pretty lot. But he would not. j
"Time enough," he said, "to do that
when the lot Is needed. God grant that!
will be many a year yet."
She answered only with a smile, sad .
and yet serene, and pressed him no!
further at that time, though later her
request was repeated and denied. That
was three months ago.
For a time following this incident sh9
kept her thought of death locked In her
own bosom. No one else, she knew,
could understand the certainty she felt, i
so she waited tranquilly until the day
should all but arrive.
AA A month ago she went to Qulncy, 111., j
on a visit* to her sister, Mrs. Enochs.
Before leaving she asked her husband
for money with which to buy clothes. j
Thinking- she had abandoned her brood- '
ing over death, the happy husband gave !
her the money she asked for.
lt was grave clothes she wanted — :
clothes for her burial. They were ill
to be white, pure and dazzling ami I
snowy. Nothing about them, not a rib- j
bon or so much as a fragment of lace i
that was black. Nothing somber.
Neither was there to be nny gayer col
ors. Only tho white, typical of purity
and of peace.
These garments wore made In Quincy '
!by the sisters. .Mrs. Enochs humoring
the mood of Mrs. Larkln.
Affectionate Parting with Sister
At last the wardrobe of death was I
complete and the sisters said farewell.
Their parting was affecting, tender, but j
tranquil, just as Mrs. Larkln's deport
ment all had been ever slnco th» day ,
when she realized first that death had I
set his seal upon her. Only tears shone
in the sisters' eyes as they clung to
each other in a last embrace. .Mrs.
Larkin came back to East St. Louis ]
with the white funeral garments, laun- .
/ dered and folded carefully, packed in
' her trunk.
She knew then that there must be no
more delay. The time was growing
short rind death was just ahead. Again |
she asked her husband to buy the ceme
tery lot. Again he refused. She asked
him, too, to purchase a coffin for her,
and described the kind she wanted—
white velvet — all white, like the clothes
she had made at Quincy. But Mr.
Larkin, grief-stricken tit the thought,
would not buy the coffin cither.
But, firm in her own foreknowledge
of the future, she told him In detail of
her wishes regarding the funeral. These
were the pallbearers she named:
E . F. Coddlngton, Miss Myers, George
Ridgely. E. C. Rudecll, Dr. A. Gode-
Jahn, George Bates, P. B. Smith and
M . Millard.
She was a member of the Pythian
sisters and she requested that they
have charge of the funeral.
She was a devoted member of the
First Methodist church, prominent In
religious work and devoted to tho
church Itself, She requested that Rev.
J . E. Harmon, pastor of that church,
bc asked to conduct the funeral ex
About a week ago, after days of pa
tient waiting for the summons, she was
taken 111, Her husband caused her to
bc removed to the Henrietta hospital
in East Bt, Louis. There, day by day,
she grew weaker. Life was ebbing
On Saturday the premonition that
came In the autumn v is fulfilled,
She v. as taken home n ltd robed in
the white garments sbi herself had
made at Quiney. The white coffin was
purchased, andi fair, Illy fair, »ho wan
laid in its satin depths. The pallbear
ers and the minister were summoned.
The funeral took place from the
stricken home to the church she loved
and thence to Mount Hope cemetery,
when they laid her in a grave Inn
peaceful spot, where In Hummer time
the sunshine, causes Wild lluunrs to
twinkle in the velvet, turf,
The Minstrel
"Bi bold In me a mlnsi pel, old and
graj .
But blithe withal," the North Wind
•"iii,- forttst i» ray harp, ana when i
lOwflakeß dance."
ithollc Standard and ■
lClapeco Siuutik Quarter Six* Collar I
1 15e«niteach; 2 (or 23c«ot» M
M cirerT, IK.Ui' D* •» co. %
X lt«k.i. "I ''lu»u «nd Moutrok blilxti J*
nint, unman! «"•*'»*»»•
t.lttle Mvelj n Tlintr trona pnler 4
Any by iiny nit (hi- time nppronrhr* •<
for her to lake the ttilnemi ntnnrt, <■
«h>- will be nt the merry of n de- ■•
terminal prooecjitor irlio renllaen <<
the (tVtffli of the utory Khe ■will «
tell the j.-rj nml he « 111 tHm ■;•
no(Iiln«n o(Iiln« undone to upnet It. . 4
Yonnir Mr*. Tlimv'n life rrlll be <<
no an open book to Dlntrlct Attor* i
ney Jerome irlien he tnkea he» In <;
hnnd nnd begin* to ply her rrlth i
qiiOMMnn*. Illn deteetlve* hnve ■.
trnoeil her life from early p. Irlhnoii. <
■ She U no« but 2.1 yearn old, but <
' him lived the lite of thrlee (hour ■
ji'nr<. <
"She will tell yon tilth her own <
lip* the reason why »hp declined to •
iniirry Hurry Thnw when' lie llr«t I
nuked her to I .me hU wife." At- <
l i.rni-.v (jlennon kn promliied the <
Thnw Jury. ■ <
"SulNre II to «iiy that the rrnmin <
hnd to do with nn experience In her •
life im*»clute<l with ««(Miifi.ril <
White." , <
II I In this purl of the ntory which <
will be the <-rnrlnl fenturr of the <
defenne. lint jhiiiuj Mm. Thaw <
' him to tell the world when »lir <
' taken the rlmlr nh,- ha* told do one I
' but her hunliund nnd hi* lawyers. <
' Ilirv nil, know the story wlilrli •
> la tv be unfolded <•> the Jury na the <
• wife* nluir.- la the plea for hit life. ■
Coast City Believes It 6hould Get
Same Terminal Tariffs as Los
Angeles and Other Sea.
port Cities
By Associated Press.
SANTA BARBARA. Feb. 6.—Frank
lin K. I<ane, Interstate commerce com
missioner, held a meeting In the rooms
of the Santa Barbara chamber of com
merce today and heard testimony bear
ing upon the protest of Santa Barbara
merchants against the Southern Pacific
railway, charging the railroad corpo
ration with unjust and unlawful dis
crimination against the city of Santa
Barbara and its citizens in maintaining
local freight rates to this city on ship
ments from tho east instead of making
this a terminal point.
The cities of Marysvllle. San Jose,
Los Angeles and San Diego are pointed
out iii th" complaint as cities which
were receiving terminal freight rates
and which were in no wise entitled to
them more than Santn Barbara.
The Southern Pacific resisted the
contention, claiming that Santa Bar
bara had no water competition such as
the other points named enjoyed; hence
was not entitled to the terminal rates.
A crowd of about fifty Santa Barbara
citizens attended the hearing. About a
dozen witnesses, comprising wholesale
and retail dealers in produce, groceries,
hardware, furniture and general mer
chandise, were called and testified to
the facts set forth in the complaint.
l!"th the railroad and the complain
ant citizens were represented by coun
sel. Nearly the entire session was con
sumed by the Introduction of evidence
by the protestants, the railroad putting
on but one witness today.
The hearing was adjourned at 5:30
p. in., to convene again at Ventura to
morrow morning. At that time the rail
road will put several witnesses on the
Stand to support Its defense.
Complaints Are Similar
The Santa Barbara and Ventura com
plaints are similar in character, and it
is likely that they will be decided to
gether by the commission when the
matter is finally submitted to it in
The testimony offered by the business
men of Santo Barbara at today's hear
ing served to show that the merchants
of the city were so discriminated
against by the railroad that they were
unable to deliver certain commodities
to the local consumer at the same fig
ure quoted ib<- consumer In Los Ange
les and the three rjtljes mentioned.
The local merchants pay the local
rate from Los Angeles In addition to
the terminal rate. As hii instance of
another alleged injustice, h was also
established that the local freight rate
from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara was
considerably higher than the rate from
Los Angeles to Lompoc, a point fifty
miles north of Santa Barbara, and that
much longer haul,
The railroad attorneys met this with
the claim that eight or nine years ago
there was water competition at Loin •
poc, and that the rate had never been
altered, although such a change was In
i he course of preparation.
It was shown that because of tho
terminal rates allowed Los Angeles,
Jobbers there were enabled to enter
Santa Barbara territory and si cure
business which otherwise the local mer
chants (VOUld seine, Also tnanufac
li:nrs ha I been dissuaded from ostab-
I i.i.i- plants In Santa Barbara, and
buHlncHß of other sorts had been re
strained and crippled by 1. 1 1 • • lack of
terminal rates here,
i was shown thai the freight charges
i. r on certain commodities
brought from the cast via Panama,
Sun Diego and Los Angeles were the
I Santa Barbara as at Los An
. n Diego, The attorneys
for I he def indant brought oul by cross
ition of witnesses that the
depth oi the water at this port was not
I to allow the steamship com*
panlfu having larger vessels to make
this a port of call, and therefore there
my material water
competition, hence no ground for ilalm
i . terminal rates.
sp. olal to Tl ■
P HILADELPHI Va., Feb. 5.— While
Cleaning a large rabbit lie had Killed
during a gunning trip near Snow Hill.
Policeman (Ji-orgo IS, Donovan of Cam
den found a wedding ring In the ani
mal's stomach-
His hand hit against a hard sub-
II I stance during the leaning, and an mi
i vestlgatlon revealed the ring, it eon*
t amed the Initials "J. P. to J. p." Mr.
Donovan will try to iin.i the owner.
Bright objeoti urn known to attract
rabbits, who frequently swallow them,
but how a wild animal lot a wedding
ring Is a mystery, union* it - owner lot<t
it while pausing through field or wood
Jerome Fights Desperate Half-Day
Battle to Shake Witness' Testi.
mony— Knowledge of Surg
ery Surprises All
M'onllnnrd from Vnmr linn
N t the table and to whom ho did not
ppcak; that this man then hold the
pistol above his head and walked
quietly toward thn elevator; that ho
gave up the pistol without resistance
and did not make any attempt to es
capo. nnd that ho said:
i. ruined my wife,' and thai! he
Immedlati Iy afterward said lo his wife:
•| have probably snvod jour life;' I
ask you. sir. upon your Judgment as
an export, whether you are able to
give RIl opinion touching upon the san
ity of the man who made that answer?"
•■i ( an," said Dr. Wiley,
"Will you express that opinion?"
•i believe thai that man — "
"You must pot state n belief," In
terrupted Mr. Jerome, "You must give
n opinion."
"My opinion," said Dr, Wiley, "is that
the man who committed the net dc
■crlbed wns suffering from Insanity."
Defines Hereditary Insanity
Tho witness was asked to define
hereditary insanity, which he did, bul
when a question by Mr. Gleason as to
the influence of hereditary Insanity was
asked It was objected to by Mr. Jerome.
Dr. Wiley said thnt In hereditary in
sanity the common blood would flow
through brothers and therefore a
COUSin, the son of an uncle of the do.
dendant, might follow the same hered
itary influence.
"Are you acquainted, as you sit there,
with the form of insnnity which the
law of this state defines and excuses
for crime? " asked Mr. Jerome.
"Not entirely."
"Then your opinion upon the ques
tion you have answered was given ns
a. scientific man. You had In mind the
various forms of mental aberration
which scientific men meet together and
"Yes, and from my own application
of the medical knowledge on the sub
Mr. Jerome asked the witness If he
really considered himself nn expert.
"I feel that I have had experience,"
began the doctor.
"That is not the point. Are you an
expert? We don't know whether you
are or not."
"I think I am competent—"
"Are you an expert?" shouted Je
"I am an authority," Dr. Wiley re
Doctor Is Positive
After Dr. Wiley said he was an
authority he was asked by Mr. Je
rome if ho was willing to go on rec
ord .before, the world In this case as a
scientific man after merely witnessing
Thaw's action on the street car In
rittsburg, and from description of his
killing; of Stanford White as saying
that Thaw was insane.
Dr. Wiley replied with decision,
Asked by Mr. Hleason if In his
opinion the defendant at the time of
thu deed knew that it was wrong, the
witness replied "yes," and started an
explanation which was stopped by
Mr. Jerome and Mr. Gleason. tho
former objecting to the explanation
and the hitter endeavoring to stop his
witness. When the question was again
put to him he answered "no." Dr.
Wiley explained that a person might
know what he was doing and yet be
entirely in the control of an Irresist
ible Impulse.
"In other words," commented Mr.
Jerome," we have a sort of volitional
"That is possible, coupled with a
morbid impulse."
"An act Is morbid if It Is insane?"
"And a man may know the nature
and quality of his act, know that It is
wrong and against the law, and yet be
swept away by an emotional impulse?"
"Yes, by an impulse over which he
has no control."
"What evidence of delusion was
there In the hypothetical question put
to you by counsel for the defense?"
asked Mr. Jerome.
Tho witness started to answer.
Jerome Scores Point
"Walt a moment," commanded the
district attorney. "Let's ko over this
thing again. Give us the substance of
the hypothetical question on which you
baaed u o important an opinion in this
In repeating the question the witness
Inadvertently admitted that he had
taken Into consideration his knowledge
of the case outside of the question.
"Then you did not base your opinion
entirely upon the question?"
"Not entirely. I based it on what I
saw in Pittsburg and what I knew of
the case."
"I move that the entire Question and
answer be stricken out Of the testi
mony," said Mr. Jerome, turning to
Judge Fitzgerald, Counsel for the de
fenae objected, but Judge Fitagerald
said he thought best to strike the mat
ter out and go all over it again, so as
to make the record clear,
Attorney Gleason re-formed the
question, this time basing It upon the
law of Insanity as laid down by the
.statutes of the state of New York.
in. Wiley again declared that be was
competent to answer the question.
•Whit Is your opinion based upon.
the form of insanity an laid down by
the law oi this state?" asked Mr. Qlea*
"The act of an insane man."
Tries to Shako Witness
Mr. Jerome led the witness through
a loni series of questions dealing with
nil manner of subjects and asking him
his opinion, as an expert, on most of
•An- you a mythologlHt?" asked Mr.
"Have you studlded the subjsjetf"
"Not extensively."
matter of fact, do you know
what mythology i«?"
"] ■ mythology an act or a direct
act? "
Dr. Wiley Would ""' venture a de
• You say a delusion Is the reault of
a pathological condition?"
"Then the defendant's delusions must
ome from a pathological con.
'■Yt'S, COUPled With U functional con
possible for a funotton to bs
abnormal unless there i» a dl
"i v dilated artery, for Instance."
■■Mm a dilated artery has nothing to
do with the case «'f Harry Tiiay, Una
"Ko. 1
MOTIir.H i.ovf. WINS
i> The rtlaregnrd which Thaw* A
\ molhrr, whoa* aortal nn.hlllon. -i
» once knew no honnd* And nhn» 4
i> rtntißhter In (he wife of nn i:,, a li,h <s
»>» > r-»rl, now feel* for nil thr thin** <<
*> Ihnl once arrmrii «nrrf,l nml ilcnr <
k nliffi they «1nr.,l In the MM of life <
I nno liberty „f the non on whom MM <
*> hn» l-i, l»)irrl fortune nfler fortune, <
• l« llfniMrnteit hy th* fact (hnt not <
. only .11,1 ,|, P content to the pirn of <
|> fn»nnlt.v tlironttlr heredity hut Will <
*> nHunlly take the ,tnn,l to offer <
S> wlinlrur (o.dmonv I. within her <
» power to help make (hi. defenne. of <
•■> ln«anlt.r n tannlhle tlilnir. <
*> Those nhn have followed thr <
*> cn«e alnffC (ho (rlnl heann have <
£ MitMin the «rrnir<i renpect for the <
J> limn, broken. narrow - burdened <
£ mother, and ther frankly e*»reaa <
• »)n,|»n(hv with her over the ordenl <
•> of the wlfncKa chnlr. -'.'■ <
t> Mr,. 11,,,,, la willing to make <
t> iiny nncrim-e thnt lie* within her <
£ power to be ennlileil to make thla <
*> nppenl to the twelve men who hold <
• the fate of her boy In their hand*. >
Mr. Jerome wanted to know If Ilr.
Wiley believed in Christian science,
The doctor iiM not answer directly, but
was pinned closely to the question by
Mr. Jerome, He dually replied that
he did not
Witness and Lawyer Clash
This line of questioning soon led to
n wordy clash between the nttorney
nd witness, iii which Mr. Jerome in
terrupted the witness' replies with a
loud exclamation: "DM i ask you that?
1 >i<l I ? Answer me."
"Upon what in the hypothetical ques
tion diil you base your consluslon as to
the Insanity?"
"By the fad thai the man, sitting
with n party, suddenly arose nnd with
out provocation "
"Is there anything In the question
about provocation?" Jerome Inter
"No," Dr. Wiley replied, with n show
of feeling. "It wns the mnnner of the
man, nnd the fact that he rataed his
hand in a peculiar way "
"Stop," shouted Jerome angrily. "Is
there anything In the question about
The witness admitted there was not.
"The remark to his wife. 'I have
probably saved your life,' was another
reason for the conclusion," said Dr.
"Did It occur to you that after firing
three bullets Into the body of his vic
tim the man held his revolver aloft to
Indicate that his deed wns done, that
there was to he no further killing and
that he wanted to avert a panic?"
"That entered Into the calculation."
"Did motive have no bearing?"
'Yes; I read in the papers and I
decided "
"Stop! Did the question of motive
make so light an impression on your
mind that when you come here to tes
tify ns a scientific man you want to
Import Into the case what you read in
the newspapers?"
The witness was silent.
"Didn't this man ralße his hand and
his revolver to Indicate there was to b,e
no further killing' 1 "
"Possibly. But as I was saying "
Jerome Rebukes Witness
"Will you refrain from volunteering
information for which I do not ask?
Answer my question and nothing else.
I have had to ask this many times and
don't want to have to do it again.
When did you get here?" asked Mr.
"And you tnlked with counsel?"
"Yes, about the case."
"About the hypothetical question?"
The witness fairly shouted the an
swer. He also flushed angrily.
"Is not Jealous rage the dominant ele
ment In the mind of every man who
kills from jealousy?" asked Mr. Je
"There may be other elements."
AT' Stop that volunteering; answer my
question. Tell us som« more of your
conclusions from ' the hypothetical
question," he requested.
"The time, the manner and the place
chosen "
"So," shouted Jerome, "you think the
place was chosen for the crime, do
"No. My argument Is that it was not
"I don't want your argument. Keep
it out of this. What Is your opinion
was the place chosen?"
"Now, as to the manner— do you
think that because, this man's malice
and haired of the man he saw on the
roof garden, walked over to him and
fired three bullets into his body, with
the revolver so close that the face was
powder burnd, do you think that was
an act of Insanity?"
"Then the killing of any person in a
jealous rage is per .se an act of In
Acts Were Insane
Mr. Jerome took the witness over
every incident' of the night of the trage
dy and asked him If in each ease he
thought Thaw's acts were those of an
Insane man, The witness finally re
"Taken alone, they do not Impress
me so, but taken together they do."
"We have gone over the entire OEM,
Now tell me, did you arrive at your
opinion that he was insane from tho
fuels of that night alone?"
Dr Wiley said tho occurrence of the
night of tragedy had not wholly con
vinced him. He was asked If his
opinion us to the. insanity of the pris
oner was based upon the occurrence
upon the roof garden, Dr. Wlloy an
swering that It was.
"And after reading the newspapers?"
suggested the district attorney.
•' V.s."
Mr. Jerome then curried tho witness
through the various tests of alienists
to discern brain trouble, such an re-
Ilexes, etc., the witness nodding hla as
sent and asserting that he know them
all, including the Romberg test.
"Deaorlbs th" Romberg test," com
manded Mr. Jerome.
The wUneas said It was a test of the
"But that Is not an explanation of
the K'Miiberg system. Do you know
it, have you avir heard of it?"
"I do not exaOtly know it."
"How many people have you ex
amlned an an agptrt to their lnwan
"oh, übout 100; I don't know."
"Did you use the Komberg test on
any or thorn."
"I don't exactly know whut tho Horn
1,,-iK "*l !«■ 1 cunn.n say."
Jerome Baffles Physician
Mr. Jerome displayed tho thorough*
ness with which he has studied mcdi
cal authorities to fit himself for the
Thaw eases, by leading the witness
through a chain of questions dealing
with pathology which at times seemed
to thoroughly baffle the witness,' who
hesitated time and again and evaded
direct answers.
Dr. Wiley wus stilt undergoing cross
examination when a recess win tak«n
At Ip. m
Dr. Wlloy resumed the Btflnd an noon
as the afternoon session was convened.
\Vh<> have yon talked to during the
recrns?" was the first question Jerome
hurled M the witness.
"With Mr. nieaann," said Dr. Wiley.
"Who else?"
"flevrrnl other gentlemen, I don't
know who tlioy wet*."
Did you talk about this case?"
"Yes. One of the gentlemen told me
the Itomberß test til a test for loco
motor ataxla."
"They told you that?"
"And don't you know who It was
who told you that?"
"He « ;ii a physician."
"Was his name known to you?"
"Was It T>r. llnmmond?"
Dr. Hammond, one of Thaw's alien
ists, was imkeil to stand up.
"No," the witness replied, ;'":,.
Mr, Jerome further continued the
tactics of the morning session, putting
the witness through a rigid teat as to
his professional knowledge,
Thaw Smiles at Questions
There was a suggestion of i smile on
Thaw's face at some of tin- questions
asked Dr. Wiley by Mr. Jerome,
"Doctor," Mr. Jerome proceeded,
"does the cardiac nerve connect direct*
iy with the cerebellum?"
Tin- witness hesitated,
"Well," ri'snnic.i Jerome, "maybe you
car tell us if (he pneurnogastrlo norvo
joins tho spinal column In tho luninnr
circle or in the dorsal region."
, "In the clorsnl region."
"Where is the dorsal roglon?"
"1 hnvo not joml much on thnt."
"Oh. well, never mind thnt. Tell mo
If It Is not n fart thnt tho pnounio
(aatrlc and cardiac nro ono and tho
same thing."
"They may bo."
"Don) you. ns ■ specialist In norve
discuses and un expert, know which la
The witness remained Rllont. Pls
trlct Attorney Jerome rained question
nfter question upon him and no answer
was vouchsafed.
"Did you ever hear of cnralKltla?"
"What books on nervous diseases
hnvo you over rend?"
The witness mentioned two author
"Do you recollect a single thing that
ny of these authors Bald?"
"Not In tholr language."
"When did you last read them?"
"Just before coming here."
"Why did you do thnt?"
"I merely glanced at them."
Witness Gets Tangled
"Dr. Wiley, can you recall anything
you ever read In nny book? Please
state It to the Jnrv."
"I have road a translation of Oppen
hoimer's works."
"How many volumes?"
"You mean to say you rend Oppen
hoinifr In one volume?"
"I don't recall."
"What was the precise title?"
"I don't know."
"Getting bnck to the pneumogastrlc
nerve, or cardiac nerve. Is It not a
fact that they do not connect with the
spinal column at all, but enter tho
skull cavity?"
The witness hesitated.
"I will withdraw the question, your
honor," he said, turning to Justice
"Are. you a homcopathist?" asked the
district attorney.
"Well, what are you?"
"I nm a nervous practitioner."
During the long and harrowing
cross examination of the witness
Thaw's counsel made a study. Mr.
Gleason looked nppeallngly at Dr.
Wiley as he was piled with Jerome's
questions. Mr. Delmas looked Inter
ested and at times appeared fatigued.
Mr. Hartrldge wns worried. Mr. Pea
body was busy In conversation with
the prisoner a groat part of the time.
Mr. McPheo could not suppress a smile.
Thaw finally began to bite his finger
Dr. Wiley did not appear discon
certed In the least, however. He rubbed
his eyes wearily with his hands as Mr.
Jerome hurled broadsides of questions
at him, and made no reply.
Tests of Insanity
After bringing in every possible
change In tho pneumogastrlc nerve,
Mr. Jerome, passed on to tho tests of
Insanity by the light of tho eyes.
"Do you know of the Argyle-Robln
son test of light?"
"Where did you ever hear of It?"
"I don't recall."
"Did you ever hear of such a thing
before T asked the question?"
The witness hesitated.
"Where," said Jerome, "in any book
In God's whole wide world did you over
read anything about the Argyle-Robin
son test of light?"
Dr. Wiley did not reply.
"Did you ever examine this defend
ant as to his sanity?"
"Can you determine whether or not a
man Is insane by looking at htm?"
"No. I must have some conversation
With him."
"Did you ever converse with Thaw?
"Do you think It right for you to
come here and give it as your opinion
that a man is insane when you have
not submitted him to any examina
tion?" • '2
"I" I have given my opinion of a hypo
thetical question, not upon an examina
"Are you willing to stake your repu
tation on that opinion?"
"I" I came here as a material witness of
fact and I have been converted Into an
expert witness without any prepara
Describes Insane Acts
"What do insane people usually do
after killing a person?"
"There usually follows evidence or
Satisfaction and relief, and a declara
tion of fact. Thaw's declaration to his
wife that he had probably saved her
life was a very suspicious clrcum
"Do you know that her life was not
ln danger?"
"No. I assume It was not."
Mr. Jerome concluded his examina
tion of Dr. Wiley and Dr. C. H. Binga
mun, a Thaw family physician from
Pittsburg, was called us the second
witness for tho defense.
Mr Bingaman knew Harry Thaw
for thirty years and his mother for the
same length of time.
"Did you attend Harry Thaw In his
•What disease do you first recall?"
"St. Vltus' dance."
On cross-examination Mr. Jerome had
Dr. Blngaman repeat that Thaw was 7
years old when ho suffered from St.
Vltus 'lance. Tho witness was then
released. m - ,
Dr John T. Deemer of Kittannlns,
Pa vii called as the next witness In
the Thaw trial He attended Thaw as
a boy. ■■'"■ •■
in Deemer was not allowed to testify
lnI In the trial as to Insanity of Thaw'B
relatives, Justice Fitzgerald calling for
more authorities before he would allow
the evidence to go before the Jury.
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Special to The Herald.
TOLEDO, 0., Feb. s.— Charles Dove
of BattOß, 0., accused of mailing a
scurrilous letter by tho postal author*
Itlos, was released by United Bt&tOS
Commissioner Qalnes from tho county
juil on $100 bond, furnished by Mr. nnd
Mrs. Kn:il Dove of I'auldlug county.
Mr. Dove explained to the federal
uthorlticH that ho ami his wife had
walked nine. mile.H from Hatlon to Paine,
()., to reach thi) Clover Leaf train fir
Toledo, Neither of the country folk
had ever been out of I'auhliug county
and never been in a city. They were
amazed at street cars, automobiles, and
stood dumfouniled in front of tho blx
teen-Btory Nicholas, which was char
acterized as Homt! supernatural crea
"What? '"•<> In there?" exclaimed the
woman when Joe itlnehnrt, elevator
operator at the federal building, ex
ilaiineil, "Going up." "Why, thut's <i
fireplace. <>f course it takes ■ bi«
one for ■ big building like this," con
tinued the surprised Mrs. Dove. Then,
after being convinced that she would
save time and energy by entering tho
cage, she acquiesced.
"Oeo whltlkersl i didn't know they
moved whole floors at a time In city
buildings. Well I" and Frederick Dove
Just looked perplexed.
The pair, happy over the roloa»e of
their relative, left for Mutton.
Kept His Promlee
Young wife— When we took this Hut
you promised to enlarge it for us.
Landlord Well, madam. i did. Didn't
I scrape the wallpaper off and put on
paint instead?— Boston Transcript,
flpeclal to The Herald.
.PHILADELPHIA. Feb. s.— Because
it was too cold at home ,1 > dress them
on account of shortage of 1.-is a well
dressed Wilmerdlng woman yeßterday
morning led, carried and guided her
five little children into the waiting room
of the Pennsylvania station, that town,
and there dressed them beside a big
stove in which a real tire was burning
cheerfully and throwing .'ieut all about
the room. ' : .-'">
The babies prattled gleefully while
being hustled doxtroußly into their
clothing. Women who were waiting
at the station for trains offered to as
sist tho mother, but she declined any
aid saying she could do It better her
"It was too cold to dress them at
home," she explained, "and I brought
them over here as an act of humanity—
think I could stand to see the little
dears shivering and not a bit of fire in •
the house?"
Tho mother curled a big bundle of
clothes with her, and the nighties of
the children were augmented by shawls
and furs. Th« woman refused to give
her name,
Kxtra blankets and furs had to be ob
tained yesterday at the Suburban gen
eral hospital. Bellevue, to keep the pa
tients from freealng. The gas. winked .
out, leaving the hospital like a refrige
rator and It was absolutely necessary
to put extra wraps on the patients to
k«ep them from Buffering.
All of the BSlleVUe schools were dis
missed shortly after being culled in the
morning, and the rooms It) the now ad
dition to the Avuloit school building
were ulsu dismissed because of cold.

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