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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1S07.1
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THAW MURDER TRIAL
Young Pittsburger Shows No
Signs of Insanity.
MOTHER, WIFE AND SISTER IS COURT
Oat of Nineteen Talesmen Tiro Wet,
. Chosen For Jury Tfett Will Hold
Fat ol Stanford White's
' -. T Slayer In Their Bands.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 The curtain
wrag rung up In the criminal court here
for another act in the tragedy of real
life known as the Thaw-White case.
The setting was not' the gay all night
restaurants of the Tenderloin, where
the principal actors in the tragedy once
were familiar figures. It was not the
roof garden, crowded with the sum
mer revelers who on the night of the
tragedy clinked their glasses in
rhythm to the dance music of the or
chestra and listened laughingly to the
songs of the soubrette and then were
hushed into a silence of horror as three
pistol shots cracked and a famous and
-wealthy architect lay dead at 'the lit
tle round table where he had been
chatting with friends. '
The story of the play was brought
down to the grim courtroom scene
where twelve men are to sit and render
a judgment which may mean either
the taking of another life, this time
by the state, or a determination that
Harry K. Thaw was Justified in the
claim that he shot the man who had
"ruined his wife." There may be a
third decision, that Thaw was insane
at the time he committed the crime
"emotional insanity" it is called but
there will be no opportunity to say
that Thaw Is now a lunatic
i Two jurors were chosen ont of nine
teen talesmen examined to well and
truly weigh the evidence that will be
presented to them and render a ver-
HARRY K. THAW.
diet with even banded justice. A
third, Juror had been accepted and
worn, but he was excused for reasons
of a private nature.
Mr. Jerome asked each talesman in
torn If he would be Influenced by any
o called higher or unwritten law to
the exclusion of the actual laws of the
state as they would be laid down by
Justice Fitzgerald. There was none to
say he would not accept the court's rul
ing as to all questions of law, whether
they agreed with the law or not.
On the question of insanity as an ex
case for crime Mr. Jerome explained to
each talesman that the law excused
only those persons who were laboring
under such a defective reason as not
to know the nature or the quality of
the act committed or even to know
that the act was wrong.
'Thaw sat during the day at the table
vet apart for his counsel. At times he
aeemed to take a lively interest in the
examination of the men summoned to
decide his fate, leaning well forward
and holding his hand to bis ear to
catch every word that might fall from
the Hps of the talesmen. Again be
svonld seem listless, and his eyes, deep
set and having something of a stare,
raved about the courtroom. His face
was pallid, doubtless due to bis seven
months' confinement In the Tombs.
Thaw Is fully six feet In height and is
quite thin. He wore a dark blue sack
suit and had always with him a plaid
ulster coat
Just behiud the prisoner sat the sev
eral members of his family gathered
here for the trial. They greeted hira
with a smile. With his eyes resolutely
on the front Thaw did not see bis
mother or his wife until he wis almost
upon them. Then his sober face broke
Into a quick smile, and be bowed gra
ciously. Mrs. William Thaw, the prisoner's
mother, was the first of the family to
arrive. She was dressed plainly in
ttlack and wore a heavy black velL
The Countess of Yarmouth, who was
XI is Alice Thaw, followed her mother.
Her gown was of brown, cot with coat
effect The brown hat was of for. and
heavy brown veil covered her face.
But the countess, too, after sue bad
ecome more accustomed to her sur
srsundlnea pushed aside the veil which
Vad hidden her features. There was a
decided unrmnr In the courtroom as
Cue spectators noted the striking re
emblance between the conntess and
4ie prisoner. '
frs. George Lander Carnegie, an
wtber ulster of the defendant came in
stth the conntess. and there was a
lively craning of necks to catch the
first glimpse of Mrs. Evelya Nesbit
Thaw, around whoa the storm of the
treat trial wilt rage. be qnk-kly ap
peared with May McKeuxie. the ic
tma, who has been her sole companion
nine the nijrtit of the traaedy when
be artlsfs model wife of Stanford
Whi.e s star Bed te Miu McKenzie
apartment The yoone-r Mr. Thaw
was Oressed In dark bine and wore a
plain dark bat which was almost en
tirely covered by white tnDe veil, tart
her features were plainly discernible,
and there was a boat these mack of the
beauty which cause! her te be se wM
ly eowtht as a nude! ly noted armts.
lit dark Bass of hair made pretty
eetrLag for the ivcTT of her cheek.
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In every question put to the talesmen
and was constantly nodding her bead
as If to give assent to some mental
conclusion she bad reacbed. Hardly
once during tbe day did Harry Thaw
take bis eyes from the front and look
at bis relatives. His brother, Edward
Thaw, and brother-in-law, George Car
negle, sat almost it bis elbow.
Aside from the members of the fam
ily there were only four women in tbe
courtroom, and these were newspaper
writers. The attendance was confined
to newspaper people and Jury tales
men. Tbe Jnrors who remained In the box
when the day was done and who were
turned over to a bailiff who will have
them In charge until tha end of the
trial were Iteming B. Bmlth, a retired
manufacturer of umbrellas, and Charles
U. Fecke. .an employing teamster.
Both men are married and have, fami
lies. 8mlth Is about flfty-Ove years
ag and Ferke forty-five.
Frank P. Hill after being accepted
and sworn was sensed from service
for private reasons.
Cheat Defend HaeaT.-frllt'.
NEW TORK. Jan. 24-It Is the
fashion for politicians to abuse Mr.
Rockefeller' said firmer Ambassador
Choate at tbe Stony Wold sanitarium
meeting here. tut I am not a politi
cian. Very few people know what be
baa done la the way of charity." Mr.
Cboata's praise of tha Standard Oil
king was cheered.
fsMm Save tjtm mm4 W.
Ml'SKEGOX. Micaw Jan. 21-AIbert
L. Chittenden, a gel eighteen years, and
Elele llean. aged sixteen, were mar
ried here, ending a romance begun in
rbnni eight years agn They vowed
tbea to marry and bare beea secretly
saving for Are years. Tbe boy had
saved $700 acd the girl 30
Wni Ealfat Srtrr stmlta.
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 24. -The re
cruiting office in this city rerelved or
ders te enlist negrwej for service la tbe
rbillppiaea. The oOcere say that e
aroe are anxious to Jn tbe army fa
spite of the Brow psi Hie trouble and
that many applicants ask the Philip
pine semes.
Wish SimmI sWl Knad.
NEW TORK. Jan. 2ij Women were
carried down huMer front the elevat
ed railway tractare ty firesaea at Ca
nal street aad tbe Bowery dsrbg a
third ran contact witn a arokea chaia
whicn eaoaed a panic Use train.
ROOSEVELTESDS IT
President Declares Swetten
ham Incident Closed,
BRITISH C05DEX3 GOVERNOR'S Wt
Pnrclaa Offlee Baa Report Fraaa J
sa'aica'a Raler, but la Silent For the
PrtMit-Mare Shoaks at Kincs- '
tan Deatrar Banaes. ,
WASHINGTON. Jon. 24.-The presl
dent has finally dismissed the Incident
connected with tbe refusal by Govern
or Swettenbam of Jamaica of aid from
Admiral Davis, as Is sbown In the fol
lowing letter, made public at the state
department, addressed by Acting Sec
retary Bacon to tbe English charge
d'affaires: ...
I bare tbe honor to acknowledge
your note In which you communicate
tbe substance of the Instructions re
ceived by yon from Sir Edward Grey
In reference to the Jamaica Incident
"I hasten to assure you on behalf of
tbe president that this government will
psy bo beed whatever to the maitet
and very much appreciates the frank
and ready courtesy and consideration
shown in this dispatch by Sir Edward
Grey.
I can only repeat to yon In this
more formal way what f said to you
personally, assuring you of tha presi
dent's sincere appreciation of tha cor
dial spirit shown your gavernment
Tbe foreign omca at London has
beard from Governor Swettenbam of
Jamaica concerning the Incident ra
olvlng the withdrawal of the Ameri
ca a warships from Kingston. Abso
lute secrecy) is maintained at tbe colo
nial ofllre.
It Is sot the present Intent"" of tbe
colonial office to make tbe telegrams
public. - f
Discuesloa of tbe Incident discloses
tbe fact that tbe BrWsa view makes a
dear differentiation between Govern
or gwetteaham's opposition te tbe
presence of a foreign force oa Ja
maica a soil and his manner of ex
pressing this opposition. What tbe
British governaeat and people now
condemn ts tbe tone of tbe latter to
Bear Admiral Davis, tbe foreign osaco
baring declared that there was "no
exenac for sack language from sa of
ficial to the office of a friendly aa
ttasj waged ta a work of humanity."
and the presa au paoiic are adopting
a substantially similar view. But on
the question whether or not Governor
Swettenbam was Justified in asking
Rear Admiral Davis to withdraw bis
armed forces from the Island British
opinion inclines to bold that Governor
Swettcnham acted clearly-within bis
rights, although many persons contend
that the abnormal conditions should
have Induced the governor to waive the
usual requirements If, as Is supposed
here. Bear Admiral Davis landed ma
rines at Kingston without a specific
request from the governor.
As an outcome Jamaica may be made
a strong naval station attached to an
effective snd well equipped naval base
on the Canadian coast
The archbishop of Jamaica stated to
an Interviewer that be believed a great
mistake had been made when Governor
Swettcnham rejected the offers of
American aid. Tbe archbishop hat
sent a cablegram to President Roose
velt thanking him warmly for the as
sistance of the American navy.
HOT STUFF FOR SWETTENHAM.
Klnarataa Dallr Telegraph Searva the
Kater at lalaaa Caftanr.
KINGSTON. Jan. 24. The Daily
Telegraph In a scathing editorial arti
cle arraigns Governor Swettenbam as
follows:
"We would be unfaithful to our du
ties as exponents of public opinion If
we failed to call attention to the ex
traordinary conduct of hia excellency
In the present crista His general be
havior at a moment of great peril and
difficulty wss unworthy a responsible
British official and even t cultured
English gentleman.
Two earthquake shocks, the heaviest
since the destructive ones of Jan. 14.
were felt here at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Several buildings were
thrown down, and there was great
alarm among the people. No one was
Injured. .
Twentr Sltnera linns Is4 BlUed.
TRINIDAD. Colo, Jaa. 24.-Twenty
miners, according to a report here, lost
their Ivea as a result of aa explosion
which ewniied early la the day in tbe
Colorado FoeJ and Iron company's coal
mine, near Priaero, twenty miles west
of this city.
Btata Snare a Bon1 W sails Is.
ALBANT. N. T, Jan. 24. State
Comptroller Gtyaa has received a
check from tbe Brighton Beach Racing
asaodatloB for as the state's
share ef fhe Ti'ytyidirta .
ACCEPTS GLEN IRIS.
Asaesablr at Albany Decide to Bava
State Park an Genesee River.
ALBANT. K T, Jan. 24.-After a
debate of more than two hours the sen
ate by a Tote of 40 yeas to 4 nays de
cided to accept the gift of William
Pryor Letch worth of his estate. Glen
Iris, consisting of a thousand acres and
situated In Livingston and Genesee
counties.
The bill was passed as It came from
the assembly and will be signed by
Governor Hughes. Mr. Letchworth has
succeeded in preventing his property
from ever falling Into the bands of a
power company. Senators Armstrong
and HInman, Republicans, and Grady
and Mullaney, Democrats. - were tbe
only senators to vote agaiust the, bill.
It was apparent that tbe exposure
by Senator rage of the drastic powers
of the Genesee River company, which
seeks to some day develop the re
sources of the river for electrical pow
er, had had Its effect
Senator Hooker read a' telegram
from the donor, saying that tbe bHI
must be psssed as originally Intro
duced and that Mr. Letchworth Intend
ed to set aside funds for the American
Scenic and Historic Preservation soci
ety to complete tbe Improvements he
bad begun.
. Girl Pata Herself tn Pawn.
DTS MOINES, la, Jan. 24 -Tbe fol
lowing was signed here: X Dottle
Morgan, of my own free will and with
out coercion of any kind, do hereby
sell to Mose Levlch my body after
death, for a consideration of $10. The
said Mose Levlch shall not take posses
sion of my body until after I am dead,
and If at any time during my life I
wish to cause this bill of sale to be
come Bull and void and shall pay to
Mose Levlch or bis assignees f 10 In
good, lawful money of the United
States bis Interest la my body shall
cease." Miss Morgan waatei to raise
25 wltb which to bring a girl friend
here who Is dying with consumption.
BROKE STRONG MAN'S MIND.
Blstartaa stelaa a Little.
OLEAN. X. T, Jan. 24. Dr. Hlb
bard baa given out tbe follow tog bul
letin: "Contrasting Governor Hlggtns
condition wits twenty-four boors ago,
there has beea a slight bat noticeable
Improvement Tbe heart action, pulse
aad respiration are better. He has
take more nourishment during tbe
last twenty-four hoars thaa daring aay
preview forty-eight hours of his 10-
What to Do with Present Too Much
for Puttie Inventor.
Marshal P. Wilder related at a din
ner a striking personal experience:
"When I was a boy In Geneva," he
said. "I was once taken through a hos
pital for the Insane that was not far
from the town.
"Many strange, many terrible things
I saw In this hospital, but what af
fected mo most deeply was the sight
of a young man of Intelligent and re
fined appearance who' sat with his
head In his hands mumbling over and
over and over from morning till night:
"T can't strap" It around my walat
and It won't go In my pocket It Isn't
an automobile horn, because It wont
blow. It Isn't a lamp, for It wont light
I cant put It oa my feet and It will
not go over my head. It Is neither a
fountain pen. t pipe nor a balloonlst's
barometer. It looks like a golf glove,
but It is not a tennis racquet I
cant
"Turning away, I asked the keeper
the young man's history.
"'Ah. sir, a sad case tha keeper
said. One year ago that there young
man waa prosperous and renowned
the finest puzzle inventor and do
cipherer tn the whole dura country.
But on Christmas a young woman
gave him a present made with her
own bands aad In tryta' to determine
Ita name and its use the poor fellow
became what you see." "
ARC NOW ARTESIAN WELLS.
One Curious Result of the Earthquake
at San Francisco. -
It hat Just beea discovered that the
apheaval of April It did fanny things
to the wells la the court yard at the
rear of the 8a Francisco mint says
the Chronicle of that city. For years
prior to April II these had beea ordV
lary. ell behaved wells. , yielding
water plentifully when a steam pumi
waa employed. But now they art
spouting artesian wells, from which
steady atresai of water lows whoa
no pumping la dona. This was tlscov
ered when the pump waa takea oat lot
repairs, the courtyard being Sondes'
with la a short time.
Tha wells were bored maay yean
ago, aad are about ITS feet la depth
Thar was apparently a aabtorraaeaa
far the
pumping of water from ona lowered
the water In tbe other. Normally, tat
water was within 30 feet of the sun
face, and that was the condition when
the pump was taken out last March,
Recently, for the first time tines.
March, tha numns were again r
moved, when It vat discovered thalf
tho water flowed xreeiy.
Amk anil Roman ArtlllarV.
Greek ordinance which waa adopV
OU OJ un luiuaoa wiuivw wij mw
tartal alteration WaB. alZDOSt Without
exceptions, dependent on tha hand-1
bow principle, says tu Tecnmcai
World Macailne. On trying to shoot
a larger bullet to greater dlitaacesjf
tbe elastic arms of tha bow were neoi
eaaarily made so strong aa to be aof
longer susceptible of tightening byi
hand. A tension shaft had therefore)
to be fitted to the bow, which shaft1
waa tightened with levers or hasd
wheels. Finally, aa tha power ot
bows altogether failed to Insure tha
efficiency desired, their bending elaaj
tldty was repiacea ny me iensiona(.
lnatldtT of naura. that la. rooaa made
from animal sinews, womaa't hair, orJ
Newest Aneathetle.
new anesthetic, called liovalne.
haa coma lata use abroad to prevent
pal a la surgical operations. It doss
not produce aneoasctouatieaa, aad a(
person who haa nervea strong aaoughl
can watch a surgeon operate while
under lis lannecea.
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ft comes aot back agala. Wisely tnv,
prove tho present; tt la thin. Qo
forth to meet tho shadowy faturV
without fear, aad with a maaly heart)
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