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Evelyn Nesbit Thau) Asserts
She Will Do What She
Can to Aid Slayer.
Stale Contends Thau) Was
Insane, But Still Able to
Enter Conspiracy.
Nt-W YORK. N T, March J It
was announced today by an of
ficial of the district attorney's
'fice that, in all probability. Bvelyn
Nesbit Thaw would appear as a wit
is in Thaw's cishaif In his present
In previous proceedings affecting
Thaw s liberty. Evelvn Nesbit Thaw has
appeared against him A week ago a
process server from the district attor
i ev s office called on Mrs. Thaw with
a subpena bidding her to appear at the
i rial for the prosecution. She was
quoted as having said
I am tired of this case. I think
Harry is being persecuted and if I take
. i interest whatever in it. it will be to
no what I can for him I think he has
i.een confined long enough, and if his
lawvers want me. I will do anything I
can for him."
Claimed Thaw Threatened Iler.
Mrs. Thaw, immediately after the es
cape of her former husband, claimed ta
be in fear of her life, saying she had
received threats that Thaw would come
to New York and. kill her
Mondav's court session was taken up
vs th attempts to secure a Jury Thaw
nas cheerful throughout the proceed-
iS and occasionally helped his counsel
itk the jurors.
Describes Thaw's Escape.
Assistant attorney general Kennedy.
in 1 is statement to the jury, described
th' escape of Thaw He told how
hompson hired the big automobile In
which Thaw fled and how the alleged
conspirators gathered at the town of
Beacon, adjoining Matteawan, the day
t.efo'-e the escape Then he told how
Thaw leaped into a machine and fled
vi hen. a milkman opened a gate leading
to the main yard of the hospital.
Thaw later appeared at Lenox, Mass.,
where he registered under an assumed
i-me said Kenned; He sketched com-p-ctel
the subsequent events leading
to Thaws arrest in Canada and the
l-gal steps since then.
Says Thaw Is Insane "Now.
Kennedy said the state would offer
evidence to prove that Thaw not only
was Insane at the time of his escape,
i jt that he was insane now That, how
eer, the assistant attorney general
vaid did not excuse him from consplr
n? o commit a crime for. according
tr the law. an insane person is respon
sir le for a criminal act unless it can
1 - proved that he did not know that his
act of escape was a crime
fter Kennedv concluded, John B
S'anchfield. for the defence, made mo-
i ins to dismiss the indictment on the
ground that the alleged facts were net
ifrinent to constitute a crime, and
ihrre -nas nothing to show that Thaw
3-,-tv- there was anvthing wrong in es-
atirff The motions were denied.
TT-n Penny, clerk of the court, the
' rt witness, identified the record of
Thaw s second trial and the papers
np&n which Thaw was committed to
Chicago. HI.. March 9 W. J Lauck.
r jntiruing his testimony today before
the board of arbitration In the western
i ail road wage case presented an anal-
"is of the earnings of 53 representa
tive western railroads for the period
of 1I)0 1913
The returrs to stockholders, he said.
rad been abundant while the com
panies at the same time had set aside
considerable amounts for property.
sinking funds and other reserves.
Their earnings," said Lauck. who
Is a statistician employed by the en
ginemen who are seeking higher
ages, "have been sufficient to in
c "-ease the undisturbed surplus 60 per
ent daring the past five vears. which
it the present time amounts to the
enormous sum of J84.76.41. which is
.0 tercent of the capital actually out
standing This leaves no doubt as to
the companies' abilitv to pay reason
able increases in compensation to engi
neers, firemen and hostlers.
$46,090,060 IN REVENUE
Chicago, 111., March 9 Because of
-eductions in freight and passenger
ates since 191. the 41 western rail
roads who are applying for increased
freignt rates, are experiencing a falling
' ff in their revenues of $40,IM0,M0 a
3 ear according to testimony given to
dav before W M Daniels, interstate
commerce commissioner
I I. H ettling. statistician for the
railroads, submitted more figures.
claiming that the western rail
roads should be permitted to in
crease their rates on certain commodi
ties He said in 1901 the receipts per
freight ton mile were 8 64 mills as
against 8-27 miles per ton mile in 1914
The av erase passenger rate per mile
for the western railroads had been re
duced from : 1 , cents in 1901 to 2 05
cuts in 1914 j
Tte War At a Glance
BOTH the right and left flanks
of the German forces 4n north
ern Poland have been dis
lodged, Petrograd dispatches state,
from the positions they took up on
the advance from east Prussia. The
German right wing is said to have
beaten a hasty retreat to within
eight miles of the border Today's
official reports from Berlin, however,
state that the Russian offensive is
being met successfully. Several
Russian assaults in this region are
said to have been (repulsed.
The battle in Champagne has be
come less violent. Snow has inter
rupted fighting in the Vosges and
elsewhere along the western front
there is no great activity.
A farther advance by the Russian
army which is striking into Turkish
Armenia, along the shore of the
Black sea, is announced at Petro
Although there is no direct evi
dence that Italy will depart from
her policy of armed neutrality.
Seme dispatches express the beliet
that the nation is on the eve of
"great and decisive events " Premier
Salandra is quoted as saying that
"Italians will see the destiny ef their
country accomplished."
Bulgaria, considered the least like
ly of any of the Balkan nations now
at peace to join the allies, is con
fronting an international crisis over
the question of peace or war. Re
ports reaching Paris state that pre
mier Radoslsvoff has been over
thrown by the influence of Jong Fer
dinand because he desired immediate
action against Turkey. The plan oi
the premier and his followers, as
thus outlined, tfras to occupy Adrian
ople, provided Greece threw in her
lot with the triple entente.
The course to be followed by
Greece is still to be determined, al
though king Constantine, in his op
position to war, is said to have the
support of the general staff. "M.
Zimns, requested by king Constan
tine to form a cabinet, has declined,
and a member of the chamber of
deputies, M. Gounaris, has under
taken the task.
Texas Legislature Will Be
Given Month at Home
First, Says Governor.
Austin, Texas, March 9 Before
he left for San Antonio, governor
Ferguson announced that the ex
tra session of the legislature will be
called for either April IS or April 2C
The date will be set so that members
will have at least a month at home
before returning to Austin, the go ernor
The senate, having concurred in the
house adjournment resolution, the pres
ent session will end at noon on March
Ten senators and about 60 members
of the house remained here, not going
iu Julias to aiiena me laying oi tne
new union station cornerstone.
The senate, having adjourned had no
quorum today, but the house worked
during the entire morning with speaker
Woods presiding The house passed
and otherwise disposed of 30 bills, a
greater number than it has handled
in the same length of time this ses
sion Koot nud Month Bill Enfrrosned.
The house engrossed Hudspeth's bill
appropriating $25,000 to be used in
fighting the foot and mouth disease.
The McNealus bill extending the time
In which railroads have to complete
extensions also was engrossed as well
as the following Boner's house joint
resolution exempting cotton and woolen
mills from taxation for a period of ten
years. Fuller's bUl authorising mutual
assessment accident insurance compa
nies to engage in health insurance busi
ness In Texas, Mendell's bill making
it a penal offence on any person au
thorising or publishing Knowingly,
fraudulent advertising, Xabour's bill in
creasing the pounding fee and decreas
ing the time of notice for persons al
lowing stock to run at large Mendell's
bill eliminating the qualification of be
ing a Confederate veteran to be a mem
ber of the Confederate home board.
Woods, of Navarro, bill prohibiting
for a tax commission of three members,
to be composed of two members of the
house, appointed by speaker V, oods, and
one from the senate, appointed bv presi
dent Hobby, whose duties it will be to
investigate the tax system of Texas
and to recommend a more satisfactory
tax system for the.state.
A large number of road laws were
engrossed and passed fmallv
Clnrlc to Call Hit inanninrr mil.
Senator Clark announced today that
he would call up in the senate tomor
row his bill which seexs to repeal the
Continued on rage Z. Col. 3).
(Recent U.S.): A Poor Choice of
Giovanni Marlinelli, Legiti
mate Successor to Caruso,
To Appear.
Plan Outlined By Which El
Paso Can Raise Neces
sary Guaranty.
fc , Tl L PASO can hear a concert by
P7 the Jvew Tork Metropolitan
Opera House orchestra, with
Artnro Toscanini as conductor, and
Giovanni MartinelH as soloist, early in
May if El Paso cares enough about the
greatest music In the world to pay rea
sonably Increased prices for the limit
ed number of seats in the El Paso thea
ter." said James Graham McXary to
day. "The orchestra will bring 100 musi
cians. Toscaninl is rannlail H h.
foremost musical critics in America as
the greatest conductor who has ever
oeen on American soil, Martinellt
PirnflA'a Iut1Im.i. .
."jUed In ?ew York as the new tenor
ing him several times, and there h no
need to compare hhn with fnmeo for
MartinelH has a distinctive genius all
his own. with the critics all agreeing
upon the marvelous qualities of his
voice and his dramatic power
. How We Can Secure It.
, "The proposal Is squarely before the
people of EI Paso Final and definite
answer must go to New Tork this
coming Saturday I have been negoti
ating with the orchestra for some time
but only now have a definite plan to
work on. The orchentrA -arm ni.v ,&-.
uvi. s no nui in nismoira er slaa.
Frly. May 7, and Giovanni MartinelH
will appear as soloist, upon payment of
JI759 to .the management. In the let
ter from the orchestra management it
is stated that This price hardly covers
expenses, but Mr Toscanini would like
to play in El Paso and consequently
we must take into consideration the
limited seating capacity of your only
"To cover expenses It will thus be
necessary to raise 3000 from the sale
of seats for the concert. There are
only 1106 seats, and the schedule pro
vides for prices as follows- Box seats
S, orchestra seat 4 and J3, balcony
seats 3 and J2, gallery II Every seat
will have to be sold at these prices in
order to collect J 2906 out of the house
ana cover actual expenses.
Sabaerlptlons eresnary.
"Since the time is so short, onlv three
days remaining in which to work, 1
have asked Mr Christian and Mr Lem
en to assist in taking subscriptions.
Subscriptions may also be telephoned or
mailed to the First National bank or
to The Herald It Is imperative that
the whole 33000 be practically in sight
by Friday night if we are to clo (he
cumraci ior ine orchestra.
"I hand you some clippings from re
cent issues of -Musical America' wcich
give an idea of what we may tpeet.
and which expjain why it is possible for
El Paso to secure an appearance of the
great Metropolitan Opera organisation
upon the first transcontinental uur in
its history"
European War Did It.
' Musical America" says editorially:
"One of the direct results of the
Kuropean war upon American musical
interests will be a transcontinental tour
of the Metropolitan Opera House or
chestra with Arturo Toscanini as con
ductor In a series of symphonic concerts
in about a dosen cities, with prominent
singers of the company as assisting
"The paralysis of European musical
affairs would thus give Mr Toscanini
the first opportunity he has had. since
coming to America, to jindertake a tour
of this description. EvVn New Yorkers,
who have regarded him as the greatest
operatic conductor who has ever come
to this country, have had little oppor
tunity to hear bis wogc as a concert'
"Two years ago Mr Toscanini was
presented at the Metropolitan opera
house In a symphonic program, when
his conducting of Beethoven's Ninth
symphon and other classic numbers
caused a stir in musical circles Since
then bis operatic duties have precluded
repetition of these events, although in
Europe Toscanini s fame as a sMnphonic
conductor Is firmlj established,
tnd Kl Psho. Too!
' P C Copplcut. hen seen at the
Metropolitan opera house b a 'Musical
America' representative on Tuesday,
admitted that sucb a project was under
consideration The plan, as outlined at
present.' said Mr Coppicus, is to send
an organization of about 1M musicians
immediatelv following the opera season
in Atlanta, tn visit important cities in
which Mr Toscanini has never ap-
pea red The will probably Include
New Orleans, Iwllas. Tex . Houston,
Tex.. San Diego, Calif , Los Angeles. San
Francisco, Portland. Ore . Seattle,
Wash Salt Lake City. Denver. Kansas
City, St. Louis and a few others where
a sufficient guarantee can be raised, to
cover expenses which will be enor
mous. The venture had its beginning In
the desire of prominent persons in San
Francisco to secure a series of concert!
(Continued on Page 9, OI. 1). I
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THI "w Mexico Military institute cadets and their comnaiiant Rcvwell N M winners oi the championshp of
the I nited States in nfle shootinp m competition vih p-uitarv s. hools throughout the country ( adet MeCutch
eoD. standing in the picture led his team in shooting He is a son of John H. McCutcheon, ot x-1 Pso. Cadet
Lomax i also an El Paso boy Thoe a the picture are
Standing, from left to right Maj. L. R Fornev. commandant of cadets and coach. Title team- Cadet Sergeant S.
J. Klotr Cadet Chiet Trumpeter L. I. Talbot, Cadet econd Ijeiitenant I P Duan, Cadet J H. McCutcheon, ir, Cadet
R. Letcher, Cadet Captain F. L. Drew. Sergeant J B McKenzie assistant coach.
kneeing, left to right Cadet R. C. Hill, Cadet Y Lomax, Cadet D. L. Clark, Cadet First Sergeant J. V. Doss,
Cadet Corporal J. G Hussev. Cadet G. R. WilJson.
Cadet McCutebeon, who leads the team, made an average for the season of 194 14.
The average of the team for the entire season m 967.43 out of a possible 1000.
South African Industry Is
Paralyzed by Euro
pean Conflict.
Washington. P. C March 9 "War
has worked a greater disturbance In the
production of diamonds than almost of
any other commodity." says a bulletin
just issued by the National Geographic
society "Not only has the cutting of
these gems almost ceased, but the
largest diamond mines in the world
have been shut down since last August.
More than M percent of the annual disv
mont output comes from South Africa,
from mines within the war area whose
operations has been suspecded.
"It is feared in Belgium that the Ant
werp diamond cutting industry has been
ruined past repair, the Rue de Pelican
has been deserted In Amsterdam, the
other great diamond cutting and pol
ishing center, work has almost com
pletely halted. The work rooms of Lon
don and Paris are reported to be as
quiet as those of the Dutch.
'The demand for diamonds in this
country, according to experts, is re
maining good despite the war. being
about 8 percent of normal
"Diamond production has been the
backbone almost of South African de-elopment-
It has increased in import
ance from year to year, the outputs be
ing limited practically only to the
amount of capital which the European
houses dealing in these precious crys
tals could afford to tie up in their pur
chase In 1913. the mines ot German
Southwest Africa produced about 1.S7.
M carats, and an Antwerp syndicate
which was formed for the taking of the
whole of this production, failed. Just
before the war a conference of all the
leading diamond interests was called in
London whose object was the adoption
of plans for a better control of the ever
swelling South African diamond out
Cairo. Egypt, March Nearly 700
prisoners captured on February 3 have
been sent from the oarracks at Cairo
to the desert camp prepared for them
at Tours. Most ot tnem were Turks
from Syria, with a few Bedouins and
two Indians who were first captured
by the Turks, made to join their forces
and then surrendered at the first op
portuniu to the British.
Some prisoners wore uniforms made
on the German model, others khaki,
and a few Here poorl clad. They
seemed not unduly fatigued by their
march across the desert, and the
Egyptians looked on, glad of the ful
fillment of the prediction that if
Turks came, it would be as prisoners.
London, Eng, March 9 It is an
nounced by the admiralty that captured
crews of German submarines will not
be accorded the honors of war, and it
is intended to segregate them under
possible restrictions. The admiralty
says this applies to the crew of the
submarine U-8, captured recently. It
is believed the oflcers and men may be
tried on charges of murder Subma
rines are to be considered under special
rulings because of their methods of
warfare and their attacks on merchant
London. Eng, March 9 The Central
News correspondent at Amsterdam
telegraph that 14 men were killed and
" inji red todav bv in explosion la a
i rni n ai-tntl at i t erp.
St Louis. Mo. March 9 The pass
ing of the Goulds from official connec
tion with the Missouri Pacific-Iron
Mountain system took place at the
annual meeting of the two roads here
Enough proxies to control the elec
tions were in the hands of Otto IL
Kahn, representing Kuhn, Loeb and
company of New Tork and of A. H.
Hemphill, of the Guaranty Trust com
pany of New Tork, and just before the
balloting began it was predicted that
none of the three Goulds George J.
Ktngdon and Frank J would be re
elected to the directorate of either the
Missouri Pacific or the Iron Mountain.
The balloting was completed before
noon and the Goulds were eliminated
from the directorate of the two roads.
The new directors of the Missouri
Pacific are- Edward X Faust. William
IL Lee and E. J Pearson of St Louis;
and Nicholas F Brady. Newcomb Carl
ton. A. J Hemphill. Cornelius Vander
bllt and W. H. Williams of New York.
The new directors of the St. Louts.
iron Mountain and Southern are
.Nicholas F Bradv. Newcomb Carlton,
A. J Hemphill. Cornelius Vanderbilt.
W H. Williams and Festus J. Wade, a
banker of St Louis.
Becomes Rich After
Going to Prison and
Is Sued For $25,000
Florence. Ariz, Mrch 9 In order that
he may defend a suit for- J2S.900
brought In the superior court of Yava
pai county by the widow of the man It
U charged he killed. F p Hurley, lite
term prisoner in the state penitentiary,
has been sent to Prescott In the cus
tody of an officer Hurley has a for
tune of 375,600, but may never enjoy
any ot it
A number of years ago Hurley had
some mining claims 12 or 14 miles from
Jerome. Fred Conrey. it Is alleged,
claimed part of Hurley's claims as a
pasture for his sheep. Then were sev
eral bitter quarrels between the two
men and finally Conrey was shot and
A short time after Hurley went to
the prison it was found that his claims
were valuable Thev were sold for
$i.09. and since then his fortune has
increased to J75.SOO
Woman Has Smallest
Homestead; It Cost
Her Just Ten Cents
Washington. D C. March 9 Eight
hundredths of an acre constitutes the
smallest homestead in the United
States. Its possessor is Serena Helen
Blue, and it cost her just ten cents.
The homestead is a triangular bit of
land 1S9 feet long and 38 feet wide
at its broadest point Jutting into
Turtle Lake, Minn.
Miss Blue has a house there and
grows tomatoes, cabbage and clover
The interior department liked Miss
Blue's homestead so well that it Issued
a description and a picture of it
Chicagoans Sold Their
Voles For Price of Meal
Chicago. I1L, March 9 Four Demo
cratic election officials and workers tn
the first ward were indicted Monday
as a result of testimony before the
grand jury that votes had been bought
in the recent prlmarv for 25 and 50
cents and in inme cases for a break
fast or a night s Uniting?
Words In
Wrecks Docks on Black Sea,
Hampering Turks in Ob
taining Coal Supply.
Petrograd, Russia, March 9 The
bombardment by the Russians of Zun
guldiak. on the south shore of the
Black sea, and the destruction of the
docks there, as announced by the Rus
sian naval authorities Monday, consti
tutes a serious blow to the Turkish
fleet, since it is from this point that the
Turks hitherto have drawn their chief
supplies of coal for the navy. It Is re
ported semiofficially that in addition
to silencing the batteries which de
fended the docks, the Russian fleet also
destroyed the coal chutes.
Benderegll. 49 miles to the west,
which is another coaling port also was
Fleet Suffers Little.
The only damage to the Russian fleet
during the bombardment of Zunguldlak
was a slight injury to the cruiser
Almaz, which was struck by a six inch
shell. Three soldiers were wounded.
The cruiser's machinery was not dam
aged. Turks Menace Russian Flank.
With the evident IntenUon of dis
tracting the Russian advance into Turk.
tsh Armenia, the Turks have started a
movement in the vicinity of Khoi, in
northwestern Persia, to the west of
TaBrix. The Russian authorities attach
little importance to this move, believ
ing the melting snow and swollen riv
ers In this region will impedo the prog
ress of the Turks and preclude the pos
sibility of their turning the left flank of
the Russian Caucasian army.
Amsterdam. Holland. March 9. An
official statement from the Turkish
ministry received here today from Con
stantinople savs that the British lost
400 men in the battle of March 3 at the
head of the Persian gulf.
Hashimura Togo, BotW
Mr Dooley, War CorrttpoaAaat
HERE are two features worth alone more than the price of a copy of the
El Paso Herald Both will appear in the Week-End edition this week.
These features need no lntrodnctioa. Wallace Irwin, the creator
of the Japanese bov stones, became famous as a contributor of these ar
tides to Collier s He is at present one of the popular Saturday Post writers
Peter 1 inlev Dunne 'Mr. Dooley" articles are classics the world over.
There n a barrel of fun in these two articles. Watch for them m the
Week End Herald.
The Gidsod Pictures
Hie usual run of big features will also appear, including the Gibson hair
page, drawn bv the creator of the famous "Gibson Girl. '
Frank O Carpenters weekly travel letter, Rene Baches contribution, an
other instalment of the new serial by Virginia Terhune an de ater, an in
frtalment of "Their Married Life,'' and other big features, including four pages
of the best comics in the world, will go to make up the features am the big
Week-End Herald, besides the best local, telegraphic and cable news service in
the Southwest
Then there i Bock's sport section and the automobile Action of real new5
not boosts for tar- hut real new-
a Diplomatic Dodger
Says U. S. Complaints rAre
Baseless; Plans Formal
Statement Later.
Battleship and Cruiser Are
Ordered from Guantanamo
To Go To Veracruz.
WASinGTO. D. C. March
a. American, consul SI1H
matt telegraphed from.
Veracruz today he had been relia
bly informed that the evacuation
of Mexico City' by the- forces of Gen.
Obrejcon began at 8 odoct Monday
WASmSOTON. D C. March 9
Pending a format statement to
be made by Venustlano Car
ranza regarding conditions in Mex co
City, no move is contemplated b the
fnited States further than the sending
of two additional warships to Yerac-uz
harbor, It was announced after the cab
inet meetrna- today, tn which- the whole
Mexlcsji artuatkm wag renewed.
Earner in the day the state depart
ment received from consul Silliman at
Veracruz information that he had con
ferred with Carranza Monday The
first chief of the Constitutionalists In a
preliminary reply to the American de
mands for an improvement of condi
tions in Veracruz, denied that anv such
conditions as portrayed actuallv ex
isted. Secretary of war Garrison said no
army movements are yet contemplated.
It is generallv declared that the course
of the United States now depends oi
Denies Food Supply Cat Off.
In a statement orallv to American
consul Silliman. the Mexican chief de
nied that Gen Obregoo. his commander
In Mexico City had prevented food fron
reaching the Mexican capital or that he
had sent supplies awav
Carranza promised en earlv repl
Mr Silliman reported Eliseo Arre
dondo. hitherto Washington represents
tive of Carranza. and other advisers,
were present during the conference
Mr Silliman reported at length bat
officials did not disclose the contents
of his message. It was believed, hovt -ever
that from the fact that Carranza
denied the activitj attributed to him
by official reports to the United State
the Mexican chief would not approve
any further inconvenience to foreign
ers. Cabinet Feels Eneoarajrro.
Consul Silliman s dispatches from
Veracruz saying the American note was
formally presented to Carranza Mondav
afternoon, arrived just before the cab
net meeting todav and were laid be
fore president Wilson as the cabinet
officers assembled. Some of the cab
net members felt encouraged in the be
lief that Carranza would give assur
ance of protection to foreigners and
permit supplies to reach the Mexican
capital and prevent a crisis.
No further word has been received
showing when Mexico Citv would be
evacuated or whether Obregon would
leave a tomall garrison there
Mexico City Festeftfee Cloned.
The postofflce in Mexico City wai
closed last Saturn according to ad
vices to the state department. It i
reported also that there are some cases
ot smaupox in me ciiy ana aiso c:
typhus fever
, AH MeHcines Seized.
Latest reports from Mexico Citv in
dicate a menacing state ,of affairs for
(Outlawed em Face X. OsL 3).

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