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Reienttpss Prosecutor Finally
Succeeds in Breaking Down
Evelvn Nesbit Thaw.
As jeu'i'f Reaches Climax in
O Examination, Women
Repmteis Leave Courtroom
Acljouin till Monday,
B, u- mi. 1 Pros.
f nK. robruary 21. Under
,h,trr- ' roit examination in which
,)lr rue Joromo gave no qunr-
jr i-wlMi .esnu innw oroKO
i w nuin"'! fi"'"! nn.j
,n Un ng "'ars miming moir way
,,., ,, '.eeks which
.. ,ii musiipu crimson, sue aumii-
ttu' it ' lu'r & experience with
staD, r.t White lier relations wjth the
rtDI,, .iitinued several months.
I T ir ' ''",r iiuiu"t"iun iti?u, .vine.
...... .. Itni Alii?iitlAP fiMtail.
vr.ui- i JK"'s '" " """I vvv...
, t.
mure the terrible personal
s m iking in the effort to
, i isbanil from the electric
T . .130 lias progressed to the
n , tho defendant has been all
. s jjllt of
Has Center of Stage
g r if is the figure about whom
i jrn ,jnes Sho it istvuoso life
a bf"g ircheil out anil who is be
ing ce i ) t. scorn by the prosocu-
Ttw n it tt his face buried in his
eM n.-r upon the witness stand
i"j .- j;h figure in blue which oc-
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so of the most eventful day
Mj .Toromo announced that
' .t.ablj keep Mrs. Thaw un
wo more days. Adjourn
ik. o until Monday morning.
Women Writers Leave Boom
TV j no subject affecting the
t . . intimate a nature that
: r s' i,ornoy hesitated to haul
i fr- Diilmg place and hold it
vtf rf . izo of the world, al the
w: ? fp g that she should recog
r s ajc. no the fault in her own
r rus i -i Jerome was flaying Mr3.
Ten v , est ions as to her relation
Wn,' and demanding to know
while bitter tears were
' es, two newspaper wo
! to harsh scenes of life,
t ourtroom. At last the
o mself relented somewhat
-.i that proceedings be sus-
ilnink. In f act, she admitted that it
tasted like all the rest and doniod that
sho had intended tho jury to assume
Thaw Cabled White
Mrs. Thaw mado whnt wns considered
a most damaging statoniont to tho de
fendant when sho admitted that ho
showed her copies of a cablegram sent
to White from Europo asking Whito to
uso his influence with a cortaip man
in London to prevent Mrs. Nesbit in
terfering with Evelyn continuing in
Thaw's company.
Mrs. Thaw was forced o admit that
when sho and hor mother wont nbroad
with Thaw in 1003 they woro still
drawing upon tho bounty of Whito.
Evelyn declared alio had n letter of
credit for $100 or $500, which was
given hor by Whito and which sho Inter
turned over to Thaw.
Mother Got tho Monoy
There jvus still a balnnco in tho Mer
cantile Trust company to hor credit
"Hut mamma got all that," said tho
Jerome dwelt long on tho cablogram
which Thaw was said to have sent
White, Ho brought out that tho cable
grams were sent nftor Thaw know of
tho relations vhich oxisted botweon
Miss Nesbit and Whito. Mrs. Thaw
would not admit that she know posi
tively who sent the tolegrnms or
whether hor nnmo wns signed to them.
"Surely," remarked Jerome, "you
from ashen I don't menu to say ho signecL.his own
jiainof "
"No," she replied, "I don't mean
that at all."
Mother's (Statement Aids Jerome
A lettor written by Mrs. Thaw tolling
of hor gay life in Pans with Thaw and
! tf
f r
I E" na
I r rr if
W ,.
Not Ready to Quit
t .ght he detected an un-
f:Ura(,H s, iui to this and protested
nm would bo able to pro-
Tnaw wiped her eyes, stif-
md nodded to Jerome to
-S! at-
i rn-
5 ft I
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v' ari sue
i i-s-- '
(ing out thnt her relations
ntmued some time Jerome
Mrs Thaw admitted that
' tier return from Europe
tfht at Thaw's apartments
' and that for three weoks
apied connecting apart
(rand hotel here.
ulmitted that the cliam-
i declared tasted bitter
tst consciousness in the
'in was no more bitter
r champagne sho had
'a bunch from the tondorloin," wns
read to tho jury by Jerome. This
brought out more testimony as to the
"dead rat," a Parisian ease. There
seemed to bo nothing in tho witness's
past life about which tho prosecutor
was not informed. He seomod to have
been able to traco hor every stop,
largely due, doubtless, to tho typewrit
ten statement of the mother,, which
Toromo nearly always holds in his hands
while hurling questions at tho daughter.
In single-spaced typewriting tho state
ment seems to cover fully sQventy-five
Dolmas Springs Sensation
Springing of sensations did not rest
all with the district attorney. Dolmas
sent a genuine thrill through the court
room by declaring that he had been in
formed that it was the purpose of the
district attorney to indict Mrs. Thaw,
leromo denied thnt any such statement
had been made, but did not deny the
purpose. Tho incidont came when Jer
ome, in an effort to make tho dofenso
produce certain letters from "White
which Mrs. Thaw declared were in the
possession of Clifford Hnrtridge, ono of
her attorneys, called Hartridgc to the
witness stand. Tho lawyer doclined to
answer all tho questions relating to the
letters when it-became necessary for
hUn to give a better reason than tho
mere fact that he was tho attorney for
the dofondnnt. Delmas, said Hartridge,
had been retained by Mrs. Thaw to
protect her interests when sho had
heard that she was to bo indicted.
Wants Letters Produced
During the afternoon Mrs. Thaw dc
elared that sho was perfectly willing to
have the letters produced.
"They are your property, -arc thoy
notf " asked Jerome.
"No; I gave them to Mr. Thaw."
Jerome directed his assistant, Gar
van, to have a subpoena issued for
Hartridge. When this wbb dono Joromo
again demanded tho letters. Hartridge
said ho had no intention of complying
as ho had received tho letters from the
hands of tho defendant. Jerome ap
pealed to Justice Titygerald. He had
neglected to have nflidavit mado as to
the scrvico of tho subpoena, and Pitz
gerald said thoro was nothing upon
which ho could act. Oarvan was di
rected by his chief to draw up tho affi
davit. Thoro tho matter rested.
Poor Chances for Legislation
this Session, Owing to Atti
tude of the Governor
Attorneys Who Defend Bill At
tacked as Corporation Law
yets Weedin Withdraws
Bill Juror Bill Signed.
II fmSf "A IBI fir
Special to tho Silvor Belt.
PHOCNIX, Ariz., Pobruary 21. Tho
time of both houses of the legislature
today was taken up almost ontiroly with
a discussion of tho proposed mine tax
legislation, in a joint meeting of tho
mining committees. Tho object of tho
meeting was ostensibly to consider tho
Doran and Weedin bills. At the begin
ning of the meeting Mr. Weedin an
nounced that his bill had been with
drawn front tho controversy. Thore
wns, in fact, no actual consideration of
tho Dora?i billj and tho only develop
ment of tho day of wrangling was tho
almost cortainimpossibility of any leg
islation touching tho taxing of mines
nt this session.
It hns been kno'wn that the governor
was opposed to tho Doran bill and also
the principle of a bullion tax or output
tax on mines, but his opposition today
proved to bo absolutely uncompromis
ing. He declared that the Doran meas
ure was "vicious from beginning to
end." Others speaking against the bill
referred to "ulterior motives" and a
"nigger in the woodpile," and these
observations were warmly resented by
President Doran. The tax bill was
supported by Attorneys Ellinwood of
Bisbeo and Hen Goodrich of Tombstone.
Attack Corporation Lawyers
They wero attacked and defended
thomsolves as corporation attorneys and
altogether the discussion took on con
liderable acrimoniousness. There was
one attempt to tako up the bill by sec
tions and hold some intelligent discus
don of it. It was denied. It had beou
charged at first thnt the bill abrogated
tho Andrews lnw and friends of the bill
denied that, but in a substitute bill they
covered that point explicitly.
It wns denied today that tho bill
made any provision for the taxing of
machinery or any personal pi'operty of
the mines. Mr. Goodrich slowed that
it absolutely did so in two paragraphs.
It was also denied thnt it wjuld raise
as much revenue as the prescnx method
and the governor claimed to hare had
protests from Yavapai, Cochiso find
Graham counties taking the same vieVr.
Conflicting Figures
1'igures were presented on tho Other
side to show that valuations would be
increased by several millions, and two
millions in Yavapai county alone. It
was charged against tho governor that
ho desired to put tho whole power of
the taxation of mines in the hands of
tho territorial board of equalization. ,
When the meeting broke up late in
tho afternoon all that had been learned
was that both sides' were uncompromis
ingly apart.
The bill could probably be passed, but
it is doubtful whether any action will
bo taken on it or whother any further
mine taxing legislation of any charac
ter will bo attempted.
New Bills Introduced
Bills introduced today wore:
By Pace of Graham, for the organi
zation of mutual firo insuranco com
panies. By Hampton of Graham, for the adop
tion of children who havo no parents
or guardians, intended to moot a phaso
of tho Clifton orphans' case.
By Williams, Coconino, providing for
the payment of attornoys appointed to
defond indigent defendants.
Hunt's juror bill was signed by tho
govornor today and tho house amondod
tho public oxamincr bill by reducing
tho proposed salary from $3,500 to $3,-000.
Cleaveland of Graham introduced a
bill in the council for a railroad com
mission, a copy of the Crenshaw bill in
tho house. It is said to have tho favor
of tho railroads. The council passed
tho bill rolnting to admission to prac
tice of the law.
Stanford was begun this morning in tho
superior court.
Mrs. Asa P. Stanford charges that
her husband, who was Loland Stan
ford's brother, was inducod by misrep
resentations of Mrs. Jauo L. Stanford
and her adviser, Russell J. Wilson, to
surrender for $10,000 all claim to shares
of Contral Pacific stock worth a half
million and an allowance of $1,000 a
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, February 21, Frank
McVicars, an actor who has been play
ing at the Savoy theater, was found
dead in an rtreawaj' leading to the
basement of the hotel Tivoli. His skull
had been fractured, presumably from a
fall from the stone steps. TJie police
are investigating.
McVicars was about 40 years of age
and had boen playing tho leading part
in the "Man of tho Hour" company.
Bain Promised
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 21. Fore
cast for Arizona: Occasional showers
Friday and probably Saturday.
Wife of Mike McDonald of Chi
cago Slays Man and Goes
Hopelessly Insane
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, February 21. Webster II.
Gucrrin, alias Louis Fisher, proprietor
of tho Harrison Art company, was shot
and killed in his oflicc in the Omaha
building today by Mrs Flora McDon
old, wife of Michael McDonald, the mil
lionaire, who for many years was a
political boss of Chicago.
The motive for tho killing is not ex
actly known. Mrs. McDonald became
hysterical immediately after the shoot
ing and was unable to make any con
nected statement. From what she said,
however, it is believed that for some
time Gucrrin has obtained money from
her by threats of making disclosures to
her husband. The woman's husband,
who canio imracdiaely to her cell, de
clared that extortion was tho only pos
3ible motivo for the shooting. McDon
ald declared that Gucrrin. had followed
Mrs. McDonald to California several
years ago and had attempted to force
her to give him money.
Hopelessly Insane
CHICAGO, Tebruary 21. Mrs. Mc
Donald has gone hopelessly insane, ac
cording to physicians who are attending
Former Wife of California Bus
iness Man Does Successful
Kidnaping Act
Tawney Startles House When
He Tells What Session's Ap
propriations Will Amount to,
Rough Estimate Shows that
this Session Will Have Spent
Over a Billion, the Congres
sional Record for Spending,,
By Associated Press.
BAKEUSFIELD, Cal., February 21
Late yesterday afternoon Cclia
Moseley, tho 10-year-old daughtor of T,
M. Moseley, a well known business man
of Tchachapi, was abducted from tho
public school, placed in an automobile
and taken to Bakersfiold, where a party
of four registered at a private hotel,
visited a department storev where thoy
purchased a wardrobe for tho girl and
then took tho night train for tho east.
Thoy telegraphed Moseley that they
had left tho stato and were on route
to Missouri. Tho woman is Mrs. W. II.
Elliott, tho first wifo of Mosoloy and
tho mother of tho child. With her was
her second husband and chauffeur.
Mosoloy and wife havo beon separ
ated several years.
Japanese Ambassador Makes
Suggestions as to Exclusion
of the Coolies
'or Elmer Ellsworth Brown, the new United StateB commissioner of
Be , nas ,,e-'n identified with educational mcuious irow m "'"';"
6 un. urn ,n Chautuuqua county, N. X., in looi. just mrec -..
J! g of h,s "nmesake. Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworih, who was the first
... r " fall In tht. t.,n ...... Uwifnaunr llmurii In ft LTlldUUte Of UIO IlllUOlS
klNrnml 8(-'h001 " the' University of Michigan. He studied a year In
W, tur 8tne years be has been proressor or ine meory nu ..-.-.
tfft? at tUe University of California. He held a similar position earltor
By Associated Press.
MODESTO, Cal., Fobruary 21. A
uio'voment was started here today to"
got tho stato capital moved to Modesto.
Two tracts of land are pledged, one of
100 acres and another of fifty acres,
and n bonus of $5Q,000 has been also
pledged. Representatives Curtin and
AVhitmore havo beon requested to pre
sent bills to obtain tho removal.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Fobruary 21.
Tho trial of tho suit of the widow ,of
tho late Asa P. Stanford against the
executors of the estate of Jan Lathrop
By Associated Pross.
WASHINGTON, February 21. Vis
count Aoki called at tho stato depart
ment today to discuss with Secretary
Boot the program to be followed in con
ducting negotiations in forming tho
treaty relating to restriction of Japan
ese coolie immigration inthe ,United
States. As tho ambassador has been
fully informed of nlltho steps leading
to the passage of the immigration act,
and, in fact, had really suggested the
adoption of measures to exclude Japan
ese without passports, he is not disposed
to criticize the advocacy of what has
beon dono by congress.
It is belioved that before tho assem
bling of tho next congress a new con
vention will be ready for the considera
tion of the niiasure.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 21. The
reading of the sundry civil bills was
completed this afternoon. .Mr. Tawney
began the general debato by a state
ment of the provisions of tho budget,
which carries $104,000,000. Tawney
startled the house as he told to what
lengths the appropriations for this con
gress had gono. Ho impressively said
a rough estimate of tho appropriations
already made and to bo made showed
that this last session of the Fifty-ninth
congress would mount up to $1,005,244,
408, the largest by many millions of
any session, lie said that if next year's
revenues did not increase the treasury
of the United States would face a defi
cit of one hundred millions at the close
of tho fiscal year of 1908. Ho appealed
to the patriotism of the house to do
nothing to increase the vast aggregate.
Doesn't Want Skeletons
What the paragraph appropriating$3,
000 for tho protection of the Casa
Grande ruins in Pinal county, Arizona,
was reached, Sulzer of New York spoke
of tho skeletons found and said:
"Here is $3,000 appropriated for the
erection of a lot ofskeletons in tho
Smithsonian institute, while needy em
ployees of the government, the life sav
ing service and other branches are
knocking at our door .for an increase
of salary. I nnnfor the living, not for
a lot of people who lived in the Paleo
zoic age, and $3,000 would help out a
lot of people."
Mann of Illinois offered an amend
ment, which was adopted, appropriating
$50,000 to enable tho interstate com
merce commission to investigate block
signal systems nnd appliances for the
automatic control of railroad trams.
Will Leave Out Grazing Lease
It was conceded today by senators in
charge of the agricultural bill that the
grazing lease provisions would bo elim
inated from the bill on a point of order.
The reading of the agricultural bill was
completed after most of tfio day had
been spent in debate on the forestry
system and the grazing measure, and
it will be considered tomorrow for final
An amendment was agreed to at tho
suggestion of Nelson of Minnesota
which will add $5,000 each year to tho
appropriation to agricultural colleges
until the total amount for each stato
for these colleges will bo $50,000 an
nually instead of $30,000 as at present.
Patterson of Colorado has given no
tice of an amendment to segregate the
forest reserve lauds according to their
ndaptibility, as forest lands, mining
lauds or agricultural lands.
Criticizes Forest Policy
Senator Clark of Wyoming criticized
tho administration of forest reserves,
"The constant tendency of the bu
reau of forestry has beon to reach out
and gather land and power, never con
teni plated by congress," asserted Clark.
"When congress authorized tho presi
dent to creato forest reserves, no ono
ever contemplated that in this brief
time 200,000 square miles of land would
be set aside and closed to settlement.
"The area of forest reserve is now
as large as tho whole of Now England,
vith tli states of Pennsylvania, New
York and Ohio, amounting to 127,000,
000 acres. It is now proposed in this
bureau to withdraw 400,000,000 acres
more of grazing land of tho country and
to place this vast domain under the au
thority of tho chief of tho forestry bu
reau. This is giving more dominion
power to ono man than is held by any
individual on earth, king or potentate.
Unlimited Power
"Talk about your lumbor baronsl
Where is tho man except the chief of
this bureau who has under his control
127,000,000 acres of timber land! He
can sell timber to Avhom he pleases, at
a prico he selects and in such quantities
as he may desiro, without being respon
sible to anyone. "T
"I say tho forest rosorvo is being
mado tho damnntion of the country.
Tho time has"como when a halt must bo
called. It has been impossible for us
of the west who afo affected by these
preserves to place before tho east our
proper attitude, for the man who raises
his voice against tho forest reserves is
at onco denounced as a graftor and a
timbor baron. Ho is at once pilloried
in the press as a despoiler of the public
Spooner defended Secrotary Hitch
..not nmi tlm crnnflrnl laws. He defend
ed tho necessity for forest reserves ancf
bolieved tho future would demonstrate
their wisdom.
The farewell address of George
Washington will be read in the senate
tomorrow ly Senator Burkett of Nebraska.
Dunne in tho mayoralty contest. Dunne
is credited with 655 delegates, former
Mayor Cartor H. Harrison 299, and
Roger C. Sullivan, 62. Four hundred and
ninety-four delegates are necessary for
a choice. The city convention will be
held February 23.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 21. In
the trial of Representative Binger Her
mann of Oregon today, counsel for the
defense, made a now plea to dismiss
tho case. Counsel offered to prove
thero was a fatal variance between the
indictment against the defendant and
the facts as reached when the bill was
returned. Counsel for the government
objected and the jury was excused dur
ing the discussion of the point involved.
Justice Stafford deferred decision in
tho matter and the jury was excused
until Monday.
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, February 21. President
Cornelius P. Shea of the International
Brotherhood of teamsters, and fellow
defendants who have been on trial on
a charge of conspiracy committed in
tho course of the teamsters' strike,
against a department store in Chicago
two years ago, wero found not guilt'
by the jury in the criminul court to
night. i m
Gets Whole Family at Once
By Associated Press.
MIDDLEBORO, Ky., February 21.
Mrs. Seabrowsky, wife of a Polish min
er at Fork Ridge, gave birth today to
five children, three girls and two boys.
All the children are doing well.
Mike Sullivan Licked
By Associated Press.
DENVER, Colo., February 21. Harry
Lewis of Philadelphia received the de
cision over Mike (Twin) Sullivan "of
Boston in a ten-round bout tonight.
Steve Adams' Lawyers Strive
to Prevent Its Admission
Detective on Stand
By Associated Press.
WALLACE, Idaho, February 21.
With tho jurors excused from the court
room, Steve Adams' attorneys fought
today to prevent the admission of the
prisoner's confession of Tyler's murder.
Tho alleged confession wHs made to
Detective James McPartland in tho pen
itentiary at Boise. The defense is
striving hard to prove that this con
fession was made under duress and that
Adams was coerced by threats if he
did not confess, and bribed by promises
of leniency and special favors if he
told the story tho officers desired.
McPartland was on the stand most
of the mooting and underwent a sharp
cross exaraination by Attorney Rich
ardson as to tho methods used in ob
taining the confession. Shortly before
tho noon hour Warden Whitney or. tne
penitentiary was placed on the stand.
He declared the treatment of Adams
wo1 not changed by reason of his coi
fusion, but admitted that "after it was
made he was taken front tho hospital
ward and put back into the penitentiary.
There appears to be no prospect oi
the confession itself being read before
tomorrow if it is admitted at all.
Passengers and Crew of Eng
lish Channel Steamer Berlin
Die in Sight of Land,
But One of 143 Souls on Board
the Ship Believed to Have
been Saved Famous Opera
Singers Among the Dead,
By Associated Press. ,
LONDON, February 21. The worst
disaster in many years in the history of
the busy cross-channel traffic between
England and the continent occurred
during a vigorous gale shortly before
6 oVlock this morning when tho Rotter
dam mail steamer Berlin from Harwich
to Hook of Holland, after having satis
factorily weathered the hurricane, was
wrecked as she was entering port.
Altogether 143 persons are either
dead or clinging helplessly to the wreck.
Terrific seas broke upon the steamer
with such awful suddenness that all at
tempts to save life appear to have been
utterly hopeless.
Late tonight it is reported that a
few survivors are clinging to the wreck,
but as tho heroic efforts all day of
lifeboat crews had failed to reach them,
little hopo that they will be saved re
mains. Brief but Dramatic
The story- of the disaster is told with
dramatic iutenseness by the following
brief messages reached Harwich from
the agent of the Great Eastern Railway
company at Hook of Holland. The first
message received this morning is as fol
lows: "Berlin is stranded at North pier.
Her position is very dangerous. There
is a heavy gale blowing. Tugs and life
boats arc going out to her assistance."
The second message, at 7:30, says:
"Position of Berlin is still dangerous.
Heavy gale is still blowing. Wo tried
to take off passengers with tugboats
and lifeboats, but without success up
to present time."
Ship Breaks in Two
The third message, received at 7:52,
"Berlin has broken in two and very
probably will prove total loss. Her
crew is still on board. Lifeboats and
tugboats are trying to save passen
gers." The fourth message came at 9:10 and
"Impossible to save passengers. Poop,
of tho ship is under water."
At 10:36 came tho fifth and last mes
sage: "Berlin is total losiTwith all her crew
and passengers. Nobody has been
No cause has yet been assigned for
the disaster and it will probably never
be known how tho steamer came to
miss tho channel. It is conjectured that
some derangement of her engines or
steering gear rendered tho vessel un
controllable. Captain, Precious has a
good record of fourteen years' service.
Tho list of tho passengers on the ill
fated steamer was lost and all the
names of those who were on board have
not yet been learned, but so far as has
(Continued on Page Six)
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO February 21. Unofficial
returns from the Democratic primaries
held today indicate a victory for Mayor
Mrs James Bryce, wife of tho new British ambassador at Washington, U
onlte an Interesting woman. Before her marriage to the famous author and
Ssman sS prominent In sociological work having written and lectured
considerably She possesses a wide knowledge of public affairs. Mrs. Bryce
was fn early mlddlS life when In 1880 she became the wife of the man who
wrote ?he American Commonwealth" and who was past fifty then Ber
SeuTabewaV Elizabeth Marlon Ashton. She came of a well known
family rWlng at Fordbank, near Manchester, England.
-erity of MlcbJgaa.

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