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Slayer, Losing Fight to Get Out
of Asylum, Says “I Ex
pected It.”
Justice Upholds Commitment to
Matteawan—Thaw May Be
Sent to Another Asylum.
[Special to the Evening Star ]
Kendnll Thaw, slayer of Stanford White,
bos lost liia flight for freedom from a
mod-house. The young Pittsburg mill
ionaire, by a deelaiou handed down to
day by Justice Moraehauser, is found In
sane and a inenaee to the coinmuulty.
1 Both points brought up by Thaw’s
attorneys are decided against him.
The justice declares that Thaw is now
insane and should not be allowed at
‘ large, and he further declares that the
commitment to the lunatic asylum by
Justice Dowling after the last trial of
the case was entirely legal.
Thaw Doesn't Seem Worried.
Immediately afteir the tiling of the
opinion of Judge Morshauser, reporters
called at the Thaw apartment in the
Duchess County court house and sent
in a note, through Edward Haven, a
■* keeper, asking Thaw for an interview.
Haven had scarcely disappeared when
Thaw himself walked out. He was
smiling and appeared not at all wor
ried. Passing quickly about the group
he shook hands with all and said;
"Well, what do you want of me?"
‘‘You have heard the Judge's decision
and have read it, have you not?” he
was asked.
"Oh, yes," he replied coolly; "I have
glanced through it, and I'm not at all
* surprised; in fact, I rather expected
t “Jerome Got Away with Hot Air.”
"Jerome made a loud yell in the
court room and got off a lot of 'hot
air’ which was very effective and made
especially good reading, and I don't
blame you boys for writing it up. I
don't blame Jerome, either. He's a
lawyer and has to do that kind of
"But Mr. Thaw, your own physician,
Dr. Wells, said you were suffering
from insanity. Why didn’t you bring
* him on?” was asked.
“That wasn’t evidence here at this
hearing,” Thaw replied. “And besides
I don't think that Dr. Wells thought
at any time that my mind was dan
gerously affected.
"I was suffering from ptomaine
poisoning then. You know that's what
you get when you eat things that don’t
agree with you. I must say, however,
that on the whole the papers have
been very fair at this hearing.”
Thaw Treat* Wife’* Aetlon I.iKhtly.
"How about your wife? What of her
suit for annulment? You know." he
was told, "the annulment proceedings
come up tomorrow. What have you
done about them? What plans have
you made?”
“Oh, about that, Colonel Bartlett, my
counsel, could have knocked that out
a week ago. I've been told it was to
be dropped.
"We understand that Mrs. Evelyn
Thaw plans an action to have herself
appointed your guardian.”
"Oh, she can't do that,” replied
Pending the signing of the papers of
recommitment, Thaw will occupy Sher
iff Chanler’s suite in the county build
ing here.
May Send Thaw to Middletown.
Thaw's lawyers will today apply to
the court for permission to place Thaw
in some other institution than the
Matteawan Asylum, and, by stipula
tion with the district attorney, the
prisoner will be kept in the jail here
until Justice Morschauser renders a de
cision. The justice is holding court in
White Plains this week, and will not
be able to hear the application before
next week.
It is believed that Thaw, instead of
going back to his dreaded cell in Mat
y teawan, will be committed to the State
Hospital for the Insane in Middletown,
a homeopathic Institution, whore the
rigor of detention will be much less
than In the asylum for the criminal In
sane to which Thaw so strenuously ob
IMs said that in event of Mr. Jerome
giving his consent to such a change no
appeal will be taken from Justice Mor
Ehauser's decision. Even If an appeal
* were taken it could not be argued be
fore fall.
"Upon application duly made, says
Justice Morschauser, “a writ of habeas
corpus was allowed by which Harry K.
Thaw was directed to be produced In
court 111 the petition It is alleged that
said Thaw is illegally imprisoned and
restrained of his liberty by Amos T.
Baker, acting superintendent or Mat
teawan State Hospital, a State institu
tion for the insane.
(Continued on Second Pnge.) ,
~Decoration Dny Excursion to Mnuoh 1
Chunk and Glen Onoko via New Jersey Central, i
$1.50; children. 75 cents. Special train leaves .
Broad street. Newark, at 8:3* a. m.—Adv.
Started Out Like Race Horses
and Were Never
[Special to the Evening Star.]
BALL GROUNDS. Montreal, Quebec,
May 25.—This city, the Paris of
America, Is aflame today with men
dressed in bright red uniforms and
others partly dressed. These latter are
the Kilties, and every son of Merrle
Kngland Is on his way to pay a silent
tribute at the statue of her late Ma
jesty Victoria.
While these sights were being
watched by thousands, the ten Tigers
made their appearance on St. Lambert
street, headed by the leader of the
jungle, George Stallings.
About 2,800 people turned out to see
the first appearance of the Tigers in
this city. Ii was a holiday crowd pure
and simple.
There Is no need of describing the
game. We started off like race horses.
We scored two runs on Spike's three
bagger and prevented the other fel
low's from scoring more than that be
cause DeVore in centre made a sen
sational running catch that he had
almost to stand on his head to get.
Casey’s home run in the first got him
a box of cigars. Tho timely hitting
of Mcllveen, and Drake's stinging
single in the fifth added three more
to the Tigers' wealth.
Happy Jack Frills coolness In the
box, with the fine fielding of the will
be champions, made the fans sit up.
Sharpe fielded his position a la Chase,
and in the sixth pulled down a high
throw from Mahling with his glove,
getting his man. The Montreal fol
lowers of the national game stood up
and applauded
Jimmy Jones, the old Newarker, and
who is as popular here as he was when
wearing a Newark uniform, tickled
Jack Frill’s south-side slants for a two
bagger, sat down and poked fun at his
former pals.
Keefe was not as hard to solve to
day as when he made his appearance
at Wiedenmayer’s on Casey’s first
visit there.
On a passed ball Casey got to second,
and Corcoran singled to left, forcing
his captain. He was caught on second
on Evans's sacrifice, from Mullen to
Mahling, and Louden’s long fly to Spike
settled any further scoring.
In the opening of the ninth DeVore
singled through short, and while play
ing off the bag Keefe tried to get him
with Evans, and the latter spiked him.
Just how badly hurt he is cannot be
said Just now.
Another run was added in this in
ning by Engle’s single to centre, bring
ing Spike over the pan. Jimmy Jones
was the first man up in the last ses
sion. He was easy, Mullen to Sharpe.
I Needham was sent in to bat for Mc
Manus. He filed out to Mahling. Clarke
.went out to Sharpe, and the Tigers car
ried off a victory.
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A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. I
Mullin, 2b. ... 4 1 0 1 3 0:
DeVore, c. f.. 3 0 2 5 1 uj
McIIveen, 1. f. 5 3 2 2 0 o!
Engle, 3b. 6 I 3 4 1 0
Sharpe, lb. 6 0 0 4 0 0
Drake, r. f.... 4 0 3 1 0 0
Mahling, ss.,3 0 0 3 1 0
Stanage, c. .. 4 0 0 6 1 0
Frill, p. 4 2 1 0 2 0
Totals .?.... 37 7 10 26 9 0
A.'B. R. H. P.O. A. E.
Joyce. 1. f. 4 0 1 0 0 0
Casey, 3b. 4 2 2 2 3 0
Corcoran, 2b.. 4 0 3 6 1 0
O’Neil, r. f.... 4 0 1 1 0 0
Evans, lb. 3 0 0 9 0 2
Loudy, s. s.... 4 0 0 1 6 2
Jones, C. f.... 4 1 2 2 0 0
McManus, C... 3 0 0 0 0 0
Keefe, p. 2 0 0 0 4 0
•Needham .... 1 0 0 0 0 0|
••Clark . 1 0 0 0 0 0|
Totals . 34 3 9 21 14 4
•Eatted for McManus In ninth.
••Batted for Keefe In ninth.
Newark .2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1—7
Montreal .1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0—3
Three-base hit—McIIveen. Two-base
hits—Jones 2, Drake 1. Home run—
Casey. Stolen bases—Engle,* Drake,
McIIveen, Jones. Sacrifice hits—Mul
len, DeVore. Bases on balls—Off Frill
2, off Keefe 1. Struck out—By Frill S,
by Keefe 7. Pussed balls—Stanage 1.
Wild pitch—Keefe 1. Double plays—
DeVore. Stanage; Corcoran, Loudy,
Evans; Casey, Corcoran Left on bases
—Newark 7, Montreal 6. Time of game
—2h. 10m. Umpire—Kelly. Attendance
NEW YORK, May 25.—The Clyde
Line steamer Seminole from Can Do
mingo City and West Indian ports is
reported to have gone ashore near Point
Pleasant, N. J.
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Fifteen on Bridge That Falls,
Adding New Chapter to the
Chain of Fatalities.
River’s Rise Sweeps Thousands
of Live Stock to Death—Find
Victim’s Farewell in Treetop.
DALLAS. Tex., May 25.—A section of
the Texas and Pacific Railway bridge
has just gone down. Fifteen men were
thrown into the river, six being
i drowned.
The worst flood conditions in years
I now prevails here. Trinity river rose
| from 28 feet at 10 p. m. to 41.5 at 3
j o’clock this morning, and is still rising,
j One man is known to have been
, The village of West Dallas, across
Trinity river, is partially inundated,
and hundreds of families are being
forced to seek higher places.
PORT WORTH, Tex.. May 25.
Seven people are known to be dead,
5,000 are homeless, a dozen or more are
reported to have been killed in Fort
Worth and North Fort Worth as a
result of the greatest rise in the his
tory of the Trinity River, which, be
ginning Saturday night, reached a
climax late yesterday. Five deaths
occurred today and two last night.
Following torrential rains Saturday
And Sunday, a volume of seven inches,
the river went three inches above the
record-breaking flood in 1889.
2,500 Sheep Lost.
Stock valued at many thousands of
dollars, including 2,500 sheep, penned
up In the stockyards in North Fort
Worth, was washed down stream and
Paralysis of railroad service is
almost total. Rowboats front Handley,
White City and Lake Coanto, hauled
to the scene of overflows on street
ears, wagons and in patrol wagons,
figured in the rescue work.
A woman, a child and three men rep
resent the known victims of the flood.
The dead body of the woman floated
past the foot of East Fourth street at
daylight today. A child was washed
from its mother's arms in the Rock
Island yards, and has not been seen
since. An unidentified man was
drowned a quarter of a mile from the
long bridge. His coat contained a
note of farewell, and was found lodged
in a tree-top.
Large Number Missing.
Many are missing, and the police be
lieve this is only the beginning of a
long list of dead in the flood. Not
until the water has receded will it bfi
pussible to discover the exact loss in
life and property.
Piers, girders and abutments were
swept downstream, and for a time
threatened thousands of sightseers on
the city park bridge and approaches.
Relief camps have been established
by Manager Green, of the Bureau of
Charities. Mayor W. T>. Hart, of Fort
Worth, has called upon the fortunate
citizens to help the homeless.
GUTHRIE, Okla., May 25.—Resi
dents of the lowlands of the Cotton
wood River, fearing a recurrence of the
1897 floods when several persons lost
their lives, are leaving their homes.
So far as known no one has been
drowned, though the Cottonwood River
Is twenty feet higher than normal and
has spread over the wide valley for
miles. The property loss will be great,
crops of all kinds being washed out.
DENISON, Tex., May 25.—Train serv
ice north of here on the 'Frisco and
Missouri, Kansas and Texas, virtually
is suspended because of washouts.
Railway approaches to the south on
the Missouri, Kansas and Texas and
'Frisco are reported gone. The Cana
dian River is rising rapidly, and serious
trouble Is anticipated. Red River Is
still rising, and an overflow Is inevi
table. All lands are under water.
Enormous damage has been done to
tornado swept over the western part
of Council Bluffs yesterday afternoon, I
demolishing barns, fences and out
buildings, uprooting trees and breaking
down telegraph, telephone and electric
railway poles. The tornado was ac
companied by a terrific rain.
Biggest Free Show on Barth,
Hillside Farit, every afternoon and night.—Adv.
Mr*. Lena Whitmore.
Cancer Victim Had Just Saved
Enough Money for a Cost
ly Operation.
NEW YORK, May 25.—Julius Katz,
an expert cloth examiner, ended Ids
life by poison today after one of the
supremest acts of self sacrifice. He
had been taken ill several months ago,
and when informed by a physician that
he was afflicted with cancer Of the
stomach, began at once to save money
for an expensive operation which would
at least temporarily relieve him.
Pour weeks ago, just as the necessary
sum had been obtained, his little daugh
ter was tricken with spinal meningitis,
and the question arose as to whether
father or daughter should go to the
hospital for treatment. Katz settled It
without a moment's hesitation, and to
day the little girl has practically re
covered from the dread disease.
But the litl'e fund which Katz had
saved had been exhausted. In the
meantime thq sick man’s malady had
been steadily progressing. Yesterday
he worked all day balancing the hooks
of several Hebrew organizations, of
which he was treasurer, and after they
had been balanced to a cent he swal
lowed the poison which ended his life.
Newark nor.' Club Benefit.
Tonlaht, "Tj* Tr.vlaUKmolre Theatre.
Popular prices. Come and help the boys.—Adv.
Parishioner, Suddenly Insane,
Sinks Knife Into Pastor Be*
fore 400 Worshippers.
SALISBURY, Mo., May 26.—In the
presence of his 400 parishioners, and
Just as he had left the altar sanctuary
after having celebrated high mass,
Father Joseph F. Lubely, of St. Jo
seph's Church, was stabbed twice In
the right temple and the throat by
Joseph Sehuette, a wealthy parishioner.
It is believed the priest is fatally
When Father Lubely dropped,
Sehuette turned his knife on John
Gates, Mrs. Barbara Ginter and two
other parishioners who attempted to
save the priest. All four were slightly
The clergyman was attacked from
behind. Sehuette rushed upon him be
fore any one divined his purpose, and
it was not until the horrified parish
ioners saw their beloved pastor reel
and fall that they realized what had
Flg-lils I.Ike Mail Dog.
Schuette struggled desperately, shout
ing and snarling, and refused to be
quieted even when his wife and five
children, who had accompanied him to
mass, hurried to his side.
The priest recovered consciousness
quickly, and despite the gaping wound
In his throat, directed those about him.
He received temporary aid, was placed
on the Wabash express and was taken
to St. Mary’s Infirmary, St. Louis. He
was accompanied by Dr. Baker and
Miss Tilly Lubely, his cousin and
On the parlor car of the train were
Bishop Thomas Bonicum, of Lincoln,
Neh., and two nuns, the mother gen
eral of the Order of St. Joseph and her
assistant, both hound for their head
quarters in Carondelet. The prelate
and nuns aided the physician and Miss
Lubely in caring for the wounded cler- !
Father Lubely exhibited the greatest
Onashes Teeth During Mass.
Schuette, according 10 members of
St. Joseph's congregation, sat in the
rear of thfe church during the high
mass, though his family occupied their
pew in the centre of the church. He is
said to have glared at Father Lubely
throughout the services and particu
larly during the sermon, gnashing his
teeth in seemingly great rage.
ita 4 week*’ en*a*«rnent at Kooh’jj Hotel, 8? 1
Broad at. 60-room notal. German cooking.—Ad.
Prisoner Pales at Assistant Prosecutor’s Words to
Jury, Chosen in Thirty-eight Minutes, in
His Trial as Wile Slayer.
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. i Francis E. Jewkes, builder, 661 Bergen avenue, Jersey City, foreman.
■ • Edward A. Barnes, salesman, 329 Pavonia avenue, Jersey City.
' J James Brown, bookbinder, 54 High street, Jersey City.
. i Lars T. Hansen, stationer, 92 Montgomery street. Jersey City.
• 1 Roland A. Bell, commission merchant, 1300 Park avenue, Hoboken.
' J John H. Barr, engineer, 50 Eleventh street, Hoboken.
. i Edward Wells, lumber dealer, New Durham.
•< Henry Moeller, brass founder, 7 South Madison street, Hoboken.
" [ Daniel Beatty, trolley superintendent, 691 Montgomery street, Jersey
. i City.
| | Richard Ellis, real estate dealer, 52 Atlantic street. Jersey City
! | Louis Belloss, piano dealer, 531 Washington street, Hoboken.
■ i William L. Anderson, builder, 635 Palisade avenue, Jersey City.
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Cl By Telephone From a Staff Correspondent.!
HEODOHE S. WHITMORE la utility of the crime of murder. The
State can prove that he and no other la the murderer of hla wife,
“We shall also prove that Whitmore knew every nook and
cranny In and about the town of Harrison, every aide-track
and footpath/1
In dramatic tone* Assistant Prosecutor (Jeorgo T. Vickers thus addressed
the jury in his opening speech before a crowded court today. Whitmore,
clean-shav. n, alert, quietly but correctly dressed, first paled as the prose
cutor cried out that he would convict him on a charge of murder. Then he
fought to recover his usual sang-froid and throughout the day listened in
tently to both the address of Vickers and the testimony of the witnesses for
the State.
Sobbing convulsively, Mrs. Tessle Sehmitter, of 4S6 East 170th street, The
Bronx, a sister of Mrs. TVhitmore, created a stir in the court-room when
she was assisted to the witness stand. She was extremely agitated, and it
was with great difficulty that she told of identifying her sister’s dead body
In (he Harrison morgue.
The jury was selected in the record-breaking time of thirty-eight min
utes. Never before in the history of any treat murder trial in this State had
a jury been selected with such little objection either by defense or prosecu
Joe Sullivan, Sinking in Canal,
Owes Life to Brave
Joseph Sullivan, 10 years old, of 102
North Canal street, was saved from
drowning in the Morris Canal by Ed
ward Moehler, 14 years old, of 143 New
street. The latter Is employed by the
Sullivan boy's mother, who has a vege
table stand at the Centre Market. It
was while delivering goods in Canal
street that he heard cries of distress i
and rushed to the canal bank, to see I
his employer's son sinking.
Young Moehler, fully dressed, jumped !
into the water, caught the semi-con- '
scious boy by the hair and swam with |
him to the bank. Among the crowd
attracted to the spot was Edward
Garrigan, sr., grandfather of the res
cuer. The Sullivan boy was carried
to his home and revived in a short
time. The Sullivan boy said he was
walking close to the bank's edge,
when he slipped into the canal.
Efforts have been made repeatedly
to compel the canal company to fence
in the waterway along North Canal
street, because of the danger to chil
dren who play along the banks. Sev
eral lives have been lost because of
the lack of protection. In South
Canal street the stone wall that
abuts the canal Is a safeguard until
about opposite the city playground,
where It Is almost level with the water.
The attention of the grand jury will
be called to the danger, It is said.
ON BONDS OF $5,000.
NEW YORK, May 26.—Mae C. Wood,
who sued Senator Thomas C. Platt for
divorce, alleging that she was secretly
married to him, was released In $5,000
buil today. She is charged with per
jury in the testimony.
Popular Dollar Excursion to lake
Hopatcone via New Jersey Central. Sunday,
May 31. Children. 60 cants. Special train leaves
Broad street. Newark, at 9:08 a. m.—Adv.
Francis E. Jewkes, a building con
tractor, of Jersey City, was the first
man called. He was accepted by both
skies und was sworn in as the foreman
of the jury.
The lawyers on each side were lim
ited to six peremptory challenges, all
of which were exhausted after the elev
enth had been chosen. William L. An
derson, a real estate dealer, was the
twelfth man, and was directed by Jus
tice Swayze to take his seat In the Jury
box, completing the jury.
Box Filled in Record Time.
Contrary to general expectation, al
most record time was made In the draw
ing of the Jury. Thirty-eight minutes
after court opened the Jury box was
filled, and the trial was ready to pro
Assistant Prosecutor Vickers opened
with a long and impassioned address to
the Jury, In which he reviewed the
crime, and the movements of Whitmore
during the year preceding the night
when his wife was struck on the head
with a blunt Instrument and thrown,
unconscious, into, the Five Corners
"Whitmore knew every footpath
around Harrison.’’ declared Vickers; j
“knew every foot of this section of New
Jersey, and for weeks had been plan
ning, coolly and deliberately, how he
might best make way with his wife,
so that he might be free to marry the
mistress of his choice.
Motive Seen by Vlckera.
“Whitmore n«« In Sen Jersey the
night I hut his wife wn* murdered.. The
evidence of Logan, the Pennsylvania
rnllwoy guard, and of the three who
were with him, eaiinot he questioned
on this point,
"The State will abundantly prove its
case," he concluded, “and leave you no
alternative than to return a verdict of
During the opening of Mr. Vickers's
talk, Whitmore smiled at acquaintances
In the room, surveyed the crowded gal
leries and leaned over to whisper with
his counsel. Finally he turned his at
tention to Mr. Vickers and drank in
every word that was uttered.
Boy Who Found Body on stand.
Irving Webster Grane, the Newark
lad who first saw the nude body of
Mrs. Whitmore, was the first witness.
He told of his movements on the morn
ing of the day after Christmas, when,
looking for ice to skate upon, he found
Mrs. Whitmore’s body.
Following Crane, William B. Saltef,
Popular Dollar Eaeuralon to Lake
Hopatcomr \la New Jersey Central, Sunday.
Mav 31. Children. 50 rents. Special train leaves
Broad atreet, Newark, at mot a. m.-A4v.
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