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Arguments at Insanity Hear
ing Concluded.
JEROME CLOSES FOR STATE
Afeites Thaw Family History and De
clares That the Weak 8pot 8hown
by Members Under Strain Was the
Mind—Says Evelyn Nestoit Thaw
Deliberately and Intentionally Swore
Falsely on the Stand.
White Plains, N. Y.. Aug. Clos
tftg arguments were heard by Su
premo Court Justice Isaac N. Mills in
the application of Harry K. Thaw for
release from the Matteawan asylum
Each side was confine to one hour.
Mr. Jerome's turu came first. He
began by saying that Justice Mills
must be perfectly familiar with the
case. Mr. Jerome said that, there
fore, he would not attempt to go over
the evidence to detail
Speaking of the credibility of the
witnesses and their bearing under
cross-examination he Bald he believed
all did their best to tell the truth ex
cept Mrs. Evelyn Nerblt Thaw.
do think," he declared, "that this
Ctrl was deliberately and intentionally
falsifying. That she told her husband
the story of her Injury at the hands of
Stanford White I have no doubt."
Mr. Jerome then passed directly to
the qoestlon of Thaw's sanity. The
speaker acknowledged that modern
science did not attach extreme impor
tance to the influence of heredity on
disease nevertheless ho declared that
this influence must be considered in
assessing the descendant's mental con
dition.
He summed up Thaw's family his
tory with the declaration that when ft
member "broke he or she broke In
their weak oyot—the mind. Under
strain they developed imbecility or
epilepsy."
"Let me point out flow that the
whole Thaw family manifested what
might bo called peculiarity. From
such a stock the average man of the
world would say, without any assist
ance from nlleniats: 'Well, you would
let a pretty rickety sort of a child out
ti
that fnmily.'"
Susie Merrill's Story Unrefuted.
Susie Merrill's story of receiving
lifge sums of money from Thaw's at
torneys and his living at her house
with various women, the district at
torney said, was unrefuted. Here Mr.
Jerome laid down his notes and re
etted from memory various wild acts
4 the prisoner, testified to at the for
mer trials. Thaw's love of the dra
matic was pointed out by Mr. Jerome
as a strong characteristic of his al
leged mania. This desire for the dra
matic received its strongest illustra
tion in the shooting of White, said
Jerome. The (flstrict attorney declared
that he placed little reliance on the
testimony of Dr. Brltton D. Evans,
Thaw's chief alienist, and asked the
court to disregard it.
In concluding his argument
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR
EVERYBODY
Why pay $75 to $90 per acre for land when you can
buy land that produces from 35 to 50 bus. of wheat,
Oats 75 to 150 bus., Flax 20 to 30 bus. per acre for
$15 and upward.
Just a few facts why this land is so productive.
The soil is a live, rich, alluvial clay, of very great
depth, ranging from 6 to 20 feet. We have then a
soil, which by nature, is fitted to take up the moist
ure of rains and snow and retain it.
Mr.
"The situation is about this: Hei
Is a man whom heredity has proven
to be bad he Is a man whose child
hood was that of a highly nervous
sort We find him marrying this giri
and there was nothing after the mar
riage to excite his jealousy. We see
him pursuing this idea of Injury to
young American girls."
Referring to Mrs. Thaw's attack on
him in "The 8ecret Unvellod" Jerome
Said:
"We see In this pamphlet the same
color that runs all through the son's
behavior.
"It seems to me tt would not b
safe to turn this man loose until ther
had been ample opportunity to sub
mit him to medical examination from
day to day for a long period."
Thaw's Attorney Speaks.
Attorney Morsohauser, for Thaw,
began by urging the court to consider
only the evidence produced in the
present proceedings and disregard
Thaw's condition prior to, during or
just after the homicido. He dwelt
upon the testimony of his own alien
ists and attacked that of the opposing
expert9, esjecially Dr. Baker's. If
Thaw had a latent trace of insanity,
he eald. the "horrors" of Matteawan
would have made it evident. At th-i
murder trials the incidents of Thaw's
early life were grossly exaggerated to
show Insanity, the speaker said. A
similar result might be achieved with
the boyhood pranks of any man.
Referring to Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
Mr. Morsehauser said:
"Even with the life she brought him
Mr. Thaw wfut willing to take her and
hrirtg her home, feeling that he might
be happy if this man (White) had not
destroyed that which is sacred to
every girl. Thaw with this before him
every day and every night started out
to wreak his vengeance on this man
and sought to break up that den and
destroy forever White's power to
wreck and ruin the lives of youn«
girls. Mr. Thaw appealed to District
Attorney Jerome. The district attor
ney admitted the existence of such
places and if he had used the energy
in rooting them out that he has in
hounding this young man this crime
would never havo been committed."
BANKER SHOT BY MARSHAL
Officer Ml ttesperate Flghft Witt* Hotel
Quests.
Asheville, N. C.. Aug. ik—In a des
perato fight with Town Marshal Wat
kins at Gladstone hotel, Black Moun
tain, twenty miles from here, John
Bunting of Wilmington, N. C., a prom
inent banker, was ehot and probably
fatally wounded and P. C. Collins of
Hlllshoro shot and seriously hurt.
Watklns says he was called to the
hotel bv t*e women guests, who were
frightened by a fight between Bunting
and Collins. Watkins says he at
tempted to place the belligerents un
der am'Et, but they blew out the
lights and attacked him. Watklns
shot, twice, one bullet penetrating
Bunting's intestines and the other
striking Collins just below the heart.
Russian Writer Killed.
Kiev, Russia, Aug. 9—Madame Nle
govskala, a well known Russian
writer, was killed on her estate near
Oorutch. During the absence of her
husband two robbers stole Into her
room at night, pointed revolvers at
her and demanded her money. Madame
Niegovskala grasped her husband's re
volver and opened fire on the In
truders. During the exchange of shots
she was wounded in the tag and died
from loss of blood.
APPREHENSION
Two Regiments of Swedish
troops Involved.
STRIKE LIK'EY TO SPREAD
Printers Throughout the Kingdom Will
Be Catled Out and Hope of Settle
ment 8eems More Distant—Food
Situation at Stockholm Shows No
Improvement—Grave Diggers Con
tinue on Strike.
Stockholm, Aug. 9.—Swedish troops
In the northern part of the country
have mutinied and the government Is
much concerned. Two regiments, one
at Falun and the other at Sollvftea,
are atfected. They are stationed in
the northern country, where the labor
disturbances first broke out In the
timber trade and where the govern
ment has been haunted by the fear
that the soldiers' sympathies were
with the strikers. The mutinous
troops have been confined to their
barracks.'
The executive committee of the
8wedlsh union haq decided to call out
all the printers throughout the king
dom. Many of the grave diggers have
defied the orders of their labor union
to return to work and have rejoined
the strikers.
The food situation in Stockholm
phows no Improvement and the strike
continues. The hope that the men
would withdraw from their extreme
attitude has not been fulfilled.
While no serious clashes have yet
occurred between the troops and the
strikers the leniency shown by the
soldiers In the small outbreaks Indi
cates clearly that they are In strong
sympathy with the strikers and may
not prove dependable should a crisis
arise.
leaders of the strike are still try
ing to maintain order, but hundreds of
the strikers arc becoming unruly and
depredations are of Increasing fury
and seriousness.
V0LIVA MAY GO TO JAIL
Dowle* Successor Unable to Pay
Judgment.
Chicago. Aug. 9.—Wilbur Glenn Va
llva of Zlon City, successor to the
late John Alexander Dowie as over
peer of the Christian Catholic Apos
tolic church, may be Imprisoned in
Lake county jail in a few days.
A Judgment against him for $10,000,
entered last Thursday by Judge Rob
ert Wright of Belvidere, in favor of
Attorney Philip Motherslll, who sued
Vollva for slander and libel, must bo
paid or Voilva must appeal the case
in order tor him to keep out of jail.
It is said he is unable to pay judg
ment.
Robbers Fire Missouri Town.
Gayco, Mo., Aug. 9.—The town of
Auxvasse, twelve miles south of here,
was set on fire by robbers. At ono
time It appeared as though the entire
town would burn. An automobile load
of dynamite was rushed there to de
molish buildings and check the flames.
MADISON, SOVTI? DAKOTA, MONDAY, AKJI ST 9, 1909
The following statement is taken from the Dominion
Government Experimental farm situated near these
lands:
Six varieties of Oats yielded an average of over
130 bushels per acre.
Six varieties of Barley yielded an average of over
71 bushels per acre.
Six vaireties of Spring Wheat yielded an average
of over 42 bushels per acre.
Six varieties of Peas yielded an average of over 58
bushels per acre.
Six varieties of Potatoes yielded an average of over
631 bushels per acre.
Six varieties of Corn for fodder yielded an average
of over 20 tons per acre.
Six varieties of Turnips yielded an average of over
20 tons per acre.
Six varieties of Mangels yielded an average of orer
31 tons per acre.
Four varieties of Sugar Beets yielded an average of
over 27 tons per acre.
kXCEEDS V-'! HI'S RfcCORO
French Aviator Remains in Alp Two
and One-half Houra.
Mourmelon-le-Orand, France, Aug. 9.
—Roger Sommcr, the French aviator,
beat the world's record for prolonged
flight in an aeroplane. His machine
remained in the air for 2 hours, 27
minutes and 15 seconds.
Summer in the beginning of his
Wight traveled slowly near the ground
at elevations running from six to
thirty yards. After the machine had
become limbered up the aviator In
creased his speed. When It became
evident that he had beaten the dura
tion record held by Wilbur Wright the
assembled crowd cheered wildly and
as Soromer came to the ground he
LACKED NERVE TO
GAP.F.Y OUT PUN
Alleged Defaulter Intended to
Kill HlmseH
Auburn, Ind., Aug. 0.—Assistant
Cashier Frank Nlcolal of the City Na
tional bank returned to this city after
wandering in the woods without food
for three days and nights struggling
to get his nerve to the point of kill
ing himself. Upon his return he was
promptly arrested charged with hav
ing embezzled $5,000 of the bank's
funds.
"I have fought the fight," said Nlo
olai at the jail, "and I have come
back to face the charge." He could
not commit suicide, he said, though
he had bought a revolver for that pur
pose. For three years, he said, he
had been taking money from the
bank. He did not know the total of
his defalcations.
Nlcolal left three notes In his desk
when he went Into the woods with
the intention of killing himself. One
was addressed to a friend and con
tained instructions as to the dlsposl
tlon to be made of his body. The ee
end was to hia fiancee and the third
was addressed to "the boys." In th1i
note be warned "the boya" not to do
as he had done and said he
MEN AND WOMEN SEEKING NEW HOMES AND INVESTMENTS
to Buy Cheap Lands in the Famous Saskatchewan Valley of Canada
MIiad
fered hell for three year*/*
RECLAMATION WORK IN WEST
Senate Committee to Make Tour of
Inspection.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The senate
committee on irrigation will soon be
gin inspection of lands In the North
west for which reclamation projec's
are under way. Members of the com
mittee will assemble at Chicago, which
city they will leave on Aug. 11.
Senator Carter of Montana is chair
man of the committee. The other
members who will make the inspec
tion trip are Senators Warren of Wy
oming. Chamberlain of Oregon, Flint
of California, Paynter of Kentucky
and Borah of Idaho. At Billings, Mont.,
on Aug. 15 Secretary of the Interior
Ballinger and Director Newell of the
reclamation service will join the com
mittee and accompany it upon its mis
sion.
About one-half the work that has
been mapped out for the committer
will be completed this month. The
Inspection will be discontinued until
November, when It will be resumed,
with Seattle as the starting point
CRAZED VETERAN
!U
Jealousy Cause ot Tragedy at
Soldiers' Homa
Dayton, O., Aug. 6.—Captain Oscar
Baetmond of the National Soldiers'
home was shot and killed by a vet
eran named Edward Leonard, who
also wounded Sergeant George W. Ar
nold and Warren- Wright, a privato.
Leonard is said to have been crazed
with Jealousy because of recent ap
pointments and promotions. Arnold
and Wright will recover.
Captain Eastmond, who was colonel
of the First North Carolina Infantry
in the Civil war and was highly es
teemed by officers and men, was sit
ting in his office reading a newspaper
when Leonard entered and shot him,
the bullet entering the brain and caua
lng instant death.
Leonard proceeded to the floor
above, where he1 shot Sergeant Arnold
Leonard quickly ascended another
stairway and In the upiter squad room
shot Warren Wright, a private. Here
Leonard was overtaken by a guard
and placed In custody.
FOR HEAD OF GRAND ARMY
Samuel R. Van Sant First te Oper
Headquarters.
Salt l.ake City, Aug. 9.—Samuel
Van Sant, former governor of Mlnne
sota, is the first candidate for com
mander-in-ch'.ef of the Grand Army ot
the Republic to reach the scene of
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SAMUEL R. VAN SANT.
battle. Governor Van Sant and hi»
wife arrived in advance of the Minno
sota delegation and opened headquar
ters. Both Atlantic City and St. Louis
seek the next encampment and repre
sentatives have begun campaigning.
Noted Kansan Killed.
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 9.—J.
Miles Moore, one of the foundoru of
the city of Leavenworth and widely
known throughout the Southwest be
cause of his connection with border
troubles bffore and after the Civil
war, was struck by a runaway horse
here ar.d instait!y killed. 9* was
»!ghty-flve years old.
As to Climate, the Chinook winter lessens the sever
ity of the winter and makes it possible for stock to
live in open the year round and make their own living.
OUR TPRMS* One-fourth Cash, and balance in five equal
annual pay
meat i with wl&re*t at 6% per
annum on deferred payments.
Anyone contemplating buying land should first see the wonder
ful samples of grain on display at the CHICAGO 5c and 10c
STORE* and consult
J. McDONALD
Representative of the
J. E. MARTIN LAND CO_ Ltd.
A OcH Mot TO 14
honest concretely/
W. G. MARQUART,
CHAS. B. KENNED v
J)R. H. P. GULSTINE,
MINNEAPOUS. MINN.
Peter Marquart & Son
MEMBER OF
Cement Walk%
Foundations, Bridges,
Culverts, anything
and everything
in
Guaranteed Cement
CoypstanictioBa
or Leave Orders With Hackett & Sutton
fttiiihrf
Madison State Bank
MADISON, 1D.
FARM LOANS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE
RATES
People past middle life usually have
some kidney or bladder disorder that
saps the vitality, which is naturally
lower in old age. Foley's Kidney Rem
edy corrects urinary troubles,stimulates
the kidneys, and restores strength and
vigor. Itoureduric acid troubles by
strengthening the kidneys so they will
strain out the uric acid that settles in
the muscles and joints causing rheum
atiom.—J. II. Anderson
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Cures Cni«i Pm««ntt Pneumoala
E. J. COSTELLO
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Caskets and Funeral Supplies
Calls Answered Day or Night
Phone 114 MADISON, S. D.
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CONSULTING CIVIL ENGINEOS
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