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TITE MORXTXG OREGOXIAN. MONDAY, JULY 12, 1015.
EVIL FATES STILL
FOLLOW THAW CASE
NEW PICTURE TAKEN LAST WEEK OF CENTRAL FIGURE IN THAW-WHITE TRAGEDY.
VIEWS OH SEAMEN'S
LAW TO BE ASKEO
Evelyn Herself Now Nervous
Wreck, Unable to Con
(l tinue Her Usual Work.
Commercial Bodies of United
States to Take Referen
dum to Decide Action.
LIST OF VICTIMS LONG
COMPLAINT IS GENERAL
Cemeteries, Prisons and Hospitals
Are Habitat of Widening Circle
of Unfortunates Brilliant
: ' Careers Are Blighted.
NEW YORK, July 11. A new name
is added now to the long list of the
victims of the Thaw case a list that
Includes many scores of the frienda and
helpers of Harry K. Thaw, but does not
Include not yet the name of Thaw
himself. Cemeteries, prisons, hospitals
these compose the habitat of the vic
The new member of that circle Is
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, wife of the slayer
of Stanford White. She has" been some
thins of a victim before, .but pot as at
present. Now she is a nervous wreck,
broken In health, unable to go about
her usual work, and physicians certify
that her life itself would be gravely
endangered should she attempt to do
anything more for her husband.
Thaw himself today looks stronger,
healthier, happier than he has looked
at any time since the night in Madison
Square Garden when he fired the shot
which ever since has been the pivot of
"the Thaw case."
Evil Influence All-Pervading.
Is it really ordained of fate that mis
fortune shall overtake all who touch
the case? Is there a subtle poison in
the Thaw gold? Is there infection in
it? These qustions are asked today
by persons who have kept trace of the
list of the victims.
In at least one Instance the evil in
fluence of the case seems to have been
exerted on "the other side" of the at
torneys' table. Deputy Attorney-General
Kennedy, at last reports, was in
Buffalo trying to recover his health.
There was Dan O'Reilly, one of the
Thaw lawyers. He worked for Thaw
until the latter's commitment to
Matteawan. Later he was counsel for
Thaw's wife. He "went broke." al
though Thaw paid him $30,000. In his
extremity it was said he had received
stolen- goods. He was convicted and
Imprisoned. A little while after his
release he died.
Men Die or Are Disgraced.
Then there was A. Russell Peabody,
said to be a personal favorite of Thaw's
and one of his leading counsel. He
played a prominent part at the first
trial, but within six months after Thaw
nad been locked up in the asylum Pea
body died. The strain had been tre
mendous. Still another of the victims was Clif
ford W. Hartridge. He was a young
lawyer, brilliant, learned, energetic,
enthusiastic. He entered the case, and
his fate was disbarment, disgrace. His
wife died soon after that. She had
gone to Pittsburg to hide, and there
she died under an assumed name and
from an almost incurable disease.
John N. Anhut is anotner lawyer who
touched the Thaw case and suffered.
He, too, was a brilliant young attor
ney. Thaw obtained a meeting with
him and a 125.000 "retainer" was paid.
Then it was learned that Anhut tried
to use the "retainer" to bribe Dr. John
W. Russell, then superintendent of
Matteawan. Anhut was indicted, con
victed and imprisoned.
"LOVE NEST" IS EXPOSED
California Detective Describes Vigil
at Trysting Place.
IXS ANGELES, Cal., July 7. Testi
mony that the loveraaking of William
Tully, formerly of Los Angeles, and
Mrs. Y. Phillips had been witnessed by
a detective hidden in a clump of pines
near the house, featured the Tully
"love nest" trial, which was continued
at San Bernardino. "
Tully is charged with a statutory of
fense. Mrs. Phillips is the woman In the
Both Tully and Mrs. Phillips swore
that their relations had been platonic.
"I watched them making love for
the best part of an hour," testified
the detective. "I was hidden In a clump
of palms near the house."
In answer to a question by the at
torney for the defense the detective
"It wasn't what you would, exactly
Gay parties and dances were" ad
mitted by Tully on the stand.
Tully and Mrs. Phillips were dis
covered by the police in a raid on an
alleged "love nest."
BURGLAR IS PERSISTENT
Village Desperado Robs Homes After
WHITE PLAINS. N. Y., July 4. After
struggling with women in two homes
In the best residential section of this
place a burglar was, engaged in two
fights with Wilson Fitch Smith, division
engineer of the New York board of
water supply, at his home before day
light. In the first fight Mr. Smith dis
armed the burglar and tore a mask
from his face. In the second struggle
the engineer threw the intruder over
the balustrade of a second-story porch
to the lawn. The man got up and ran.
While that entire section of the vil
lage was highly excited and thechief and
every member of the police force were
seeking the burglar he continued to
enter homes while the police searched,
but at the end of his exciting work his
net proceeds amounted to a gold watch
and a ?1 bill.
WEALTH OF CZAR GREAT
Large Estates Total 120 and Pigs
and Sheep Far in Millions.
In his own right the Czar of all' the
Russias has possessions and Invest
ments probably greater than those of
any other man, remarks the Chicago
Herald. In his name stand the titles
to ninety-eight grand palaces, to mora
than 120 large estates, to churches, con
vents, houses and farms Innumerable.
An army of retainers, managers and
overseers Is on the salary list. There
are more than one hundred thousand
head of horned cattle, some thirty
thousand horses, and pigs and sheep
are counted into millions. He owns
valuable mines In the Ural and many
important industrial establishments.
When it is borne in mind that his
possessions are exempt from taxation
a net revenue of $25,000,000 hardly
would be considered an over-estimate.
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MAZAMAS IN CAMP
Oregon Party Near Timber
Line on Mount Shasta.
ALL ARE IN GOOD SPIRITS
Headquarters Named for J. Ii. Bro-
nangh, President of Society.
Some of Members Go to
Crater Lake Park.
SISSON, Cal, July 11. (Special.)
The Mazamas. who left Portland Sat
urday to climb Mount Shasta, are now
encamped near timber line, eight miles
from here, on the southwestern slope
of the mountain, at an elevation of
The good spirits of the party hardly
surpassed the good humor of the crowd
that went to the Portland station to
bid them good-bye. Other ardent
mountaineers Joined the party at Salem
and Eugene, and all were up early to
day to catch the first glimpse of the
Cow Creek Canyon and the famous
Rogue River Valley, and were reward
ed by a clear view of Mount Pitt.
The party made a short stop at
Grants Pass and Medford. where eight
of -the members left the train to pass
through Crater Lake National Park,
and will later Join their companions at
Camp Bronaugh, the official name of
the Mazama camp at Mount Shasta,
so called in honor of J. E. Bronaugh,
president of the Mazamas.
After breakfast at Ashland the party
began the ascent of the rugged Siski
you Mountains. As the train crossed
the summit and began the descend, the
rugged outline of Mount Shasta burst
into view. From this point to Sisson.
Mount Shasta, completely mantled with
snow and a dainty cloud cap partly en
circling the summit, was the dominat
ing feature in the landscape.
The party reached Sisson shortly
after noon and the Mazamas detrained
and joyously formed in line and began
the tramp to the main camp. They
are now looking forward to the first
camp dinner which the loyal Mazama.
Chef Weston, and his corps have pre
pared and waiting for them.
REPUBLICANS LAY PLANS
(Continued From F"!rst Psie.)
states and In the Middle and Far West,
which he has recently toured.
Senator Burton may have trouble In
getting his own state Ohio. Senti
ment there seems to be divided among
Burton. Governor Willis, Senator Hard
ing and Myron T. Herrlck, ex-Governor
and Ambassador to France. Friends of
Mr. Burton assert that at the proper
time he will receive the support of Gov
ernor Willis and Mr. Herrlck. and will
control the state. Mr. Burton is strong
in West Virginia and has following in
Smith Limited to MIcMgaau
Senator Smith will get an Instructed
delegation from Michigan, but it does
not appear from the canvass that he
Is making any headway outside the
state. Failing to land Senator Smith.
the state would turn willingly to
Senator Burton. Ex-VIce-Presldent
Fairbanks will get the vote of Indiana
and probably a complimentary vote
from Kentucky, In which state he Is
popular, but in other states where be
was favorite a few years ago, such as
Missouri. Ohio and Michigan, his can
didacy la not progressing favorably.
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EVELV.t 2VESBIT THAW.
The canvass shows that Northern
Illinois is for Mann and Southern Illi
nois for Senator Sherman, but outside
of these favorite sons the state is for
A lawyer in Southern Illinois, who
has been a delegate to several National
conventions, writes: "Senator Koot U
looked on as the greatest living Ameri
can and outside of the favorite son
would be considered the man of the
One of the surprising features of the
canvass is that leaders in the states of
Kansas and Washington, former hot
beds of Progressiveness, are turning to
GIRL DESCRIBES DRUNKARD
Mother Gets Divorce 'When Child
Tells- What Wliisky Does.
CHICAGO. July C. Nine-year-old
Lorrlne Skelton told Judge Bowles
something about whisky. Therefore
the Judge recently granted the petlt'on
of Mrs. Mollle Skelton, of 1352 West
Ohio street, for a divorce from John J.
"Lld you ever hear of anybody being
called a drunkard?" asked Attorney
Harold G. Townsend. who represented
"I'm," said Lorrlne.
"What does it meanT
"It means he drinks whisky in sa
loons all the time."
"If you saw a man who drank
whisky, how would you know him?"
"He would not look nice."
"And could you smell whisky on
"Yes." said Lorrlne.
"How would he talkT"
"He would talk kind of funny, and
would not know what he was doing"
"tld you ever see your papa in that
"Yes," said Lorrlne.
Judge Bowles said:
"All right. I will grant the divorce."
INDIGNATION KILLS GIRL
Following Buggy Rid With Man,
Returns Weeping and Dies.
TEXARKANA. Ark.. July 6. Search
all over the Southwest was begun to
day for Clarence Haynes, a young man
of Queen City. Tex.. 30 miles south of
here, who Is wanted in connection
with the death of Miss Mary White
bone, 21 years old, who died mysteri
ously June 28.
Miss Whltebone. who comes from a
respectable family of Queen City, went
riding in a buggy with Haynes the
day before her death. A couple of
hours later they returned and Haynes
left Miss Whltebone at the gate ot her
home, and, it is alleged, drove hastily
Miss Haynes went Into the house and
began to moan and weep. Later she
developed convulsions and died. Physi
cians who were called to the Whlte
bone home attributed her death to
ESCAPED CONVICT TAKEN
Boast Costs Man Liberty After Mak
ing Clever Getaway.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. July 5. John Mc-
Donough's boast in a saloon here that
he was an escaped convict cost him
his liberty after he bad floated 100
miles on a raft In the Missouri River
McDonough was taken to police
headquarters in East St. Louis, where
be confessed he escaped from Mtssourl
prison farm camp No. 2, two miles
east of Jefferson. City. He told the
police he Jumped into the Missouri
River, and afterward made a makeshift
raft, floating down to St. Charles. Mo.
There he stole the clothes of a bather
and came to Illinois.
Snnbnm, Tan and FTecklea
Prevented bT tlmelr oe of H.ntlsetitl-. Instanttv
rllTes lar.barn. Cowl. sooTb sd! lseais tsla.
toe AJ1 drasslsts. Take It oa jour oaUusa.
right by Underwood UnderVood.
ZAPATA'S LOSS BIG
Men Evacuating Mexico City
Cut Down Ruthlessly.
CAPTORS FEED POPULACE
Occupation of Capital Follows Bat
tle Within City Limits Car
ranaa Begins Removal of
Seat of Government.
GALVESTON. Tiiu. Jul. 11
cial.) A cablegram received today
irom era crus gives first particulars
of the battle and the occupation of
Mexico City, which General Pablo
Gonzales effected last night. Gonaales
telegraphed Carransa t nlrht ih.t
the occupation of the city began yes
terday with heavy fighting between
Guadalurx! and Rio Consulado. within
me city umlta As a result of the fight,
he said, Zapatistas lost more than lio'j
men in Killed and wounded, four can
non and large quantities of arms and
After defeat the Zanatlatn
evacuating the city, fleeing toward
Cuernavaca to the south. They were
followed by a portion of Gonzales'
army, while other forces were dis
patched to flank the ri.inr r..Mi..
arles and to cut their retreat several
mues south or the city. Fearful
carnage is said to have resulted when
the retreat was cut. although particu
lars of this fighting are lacking.
jiepons say that Gonzales already
has rushed several miru r nr.i..
Into the city to the relief of thousands
ui uesmuie civilians and that the ar
rival of these trains caused a great
demonstration in favor of the Constitu
tionalists. Officers Of all roornnml.! .
ments are leaving Vera Cms today for
wnere ine constitution
alist government will be maintained.
The permanent re-establlahment of the
old capital la expected In a few daya
General Lopes De Lara has been ap
pointed Governor of the federal dls
trlct. The next big battle Is expected at
Zacatecas. where the Vllllstas who fled
from Aguas Calientea are expected to
make a stand.
Capture Cnlmportant, Says naerta.
EL PASO. Tex.. July 11. General Hu
?. ' wh,en,to'l today of the occupa
tion of Mexico City by Carranza force.
saia. it is not Important which of
the factional leaders holds Mexico
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Best for Over Seventy Years
Gen. Agent. N. W. Bank Bldg.
Contentlon Renevred by Opponents
That Enforcement of Act Will
Nullify Kffort to Build .
Vp Merchant Marine.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. July 11. Complaint so wide
spread has been voiced regarding the
seamen's act. and so general a demand
has bern made tor the repeal or modi
fication ot the law. that the Chamber
of Commerce of the United States has
decided to take a referendum vote to
ascertain how the u0 commercial
bodies throughout the United States
stand on this Issue.
If this referendum discloses a strong
sentiment Kalmt the law as It stands,
the Chamber ot Commerce or the Called
States will use Its Influence at the next
session to have the law repealed or
modified In accordance with the views
disclosed. No organisation In the
United Statea represents to so great an
extent the real business Interests or
business men or the Nation. Starting
without prejudice, the Federal Cham
ber will be bound by the result.
Loral Referrsiui Here inssee.
Local chambers will have 4& daya in
which to cast their votes, which can be
done either at a meeting of the cham
ber Itself or by the use of referendum
system. This latter method Is recom
mended, for by that meana each mem
ber has opportunity to record his
views, and the vote ts the more repre
sentative. However, the means or as
certaining the sentiment of local cham
bers Is not to be directed from Wssh
Incton, Each chamber will proceed to
record Its views In the manner It may
A statement Issued by the Federal
"With discussion of the seamen's act
now being extended to business men. of
the country those who opposed the
passaga or the act are renewing the
contention that the legislation will
nullify every effort which Is being
made to build up an American merchant
marine. As a result of the passatce of
the legislation, several high officials
of lines of ships firing the American
flag have been quoted as saying their
ships will be withdrawn from registry
under our flag.
"Some time ago the Attorney-General
was called upon to gv his opinion re
garding the date at which the section
of the seamen's act which prescribes
the equipment and crew required for
life-saving becomes effective. The
manner In which this section of the
new law la expressed has given rise to
another difficulty, which has been re
ferred to the Attorney-General.
esse Natleaa Virtually KarassiC.
The regulations regarding llfe-aav-Ing
appliances, the nuwr In which
llfeboata are to be manned, and other
stipulations, are part of an amendment
to a section of the revised statutes.
This section Is referred to In another
section of the revised statutes which Is
not mentioned In the sesmen's act snd
which In effect provides that steam
ships of nations which hava Inspection
lavs epproxlmatlng American Inspection
laws will not be subject to Inspection
In the United Ftatea reerardlng life
saving equipment, other than such In
spection as will demonstrate that the
equipment Is according to the certifi
cates ot officers of the country In
"The Department of Commerce ap
pears to have decided the result of
these provisions of Isw Is that vessels
of some Important maritime foreign
countries which enter American porta
will not have to comply with the re
quirements of the seamen's act con
cerning life-saving equipment and the
complement of men for manning llfe
boata. etc.. since their own Inspection
laws approximate those of the United
"Every effort Is being made to facili
tate the taking of the National Cham
ber referendum It Is hoped thst the
result msy be known well In advance
of the present date set for the conven
ing of Congresa-
POSTAL SALARIES CUT
REDUCTIONS THIS TEAR MORE U
MEROVS TIIAX I'H'lL
Baslaeaa. However. lacrease la
Large Fereeatage ef Big Offices.
Chaagea Ordered fey Law.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, July 11 Not In years baa the
Postofllce Department ordered such
wholesale reductions In salaries of
Presidential postmasters ' as were or
dered this year, effective on July 1.
These reductions were based on the
receplts of the offices, as provided by
law. The law fixes the gradation of
salaries, based entirely upon postoffice
receipts, and requires a readjustment
once a year.
In some states nearly half the offices
where regradlng took place were re
duced: In Oregon more than one-third
of the change were reductions. In
Washington nearly one-half were re
ductions. In Idsho the reductions con
stituted only one-fifth.
The fact, however, that a majority of
the changes were promotions Indicates
that In a large percentage of the big
offices postal business has been on the
Increase. Portland, for example. Is a
maximum ortlce. the postmaster receiv
ing 1400U a year. lie will never get
more until Congress, by special act,
authorises a further Increase. The
same Is true of Sesttle.
Slowing down of business In many
communities Is mainly responsible for
the falling off In postal receipts. In
mining towns many reductions were
ordered, and the same wss true In nu
merous towns In the lumber or logging
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WINE CROP FLOURISHES
KHECII IXDIfTBV I.ITT1.K AF-FECTf-n
Cbibisms Trass Saffrra Meat. fct
Eseraaf la Dolag More Taaw !
hie lta N erase I Baslarsa.
PARIS. July 11. tFpeclal.) A can
bass of the wlne-grolng sections of
Franc reveals that this years crop
w:il be almost normal, doapite beavy
drains made on field labor by the oar.
Women everywhere have replaced la
borers called to (be colors snd the In
dustry has gone on as usual.
Kxcept for certain sections of the
champagne provinces, the lne-crow.
Ing districts have not suffered any ma
terial devastation from i; war. The
cintui has rpoved a big surprise to
t.'te authorities, settling a question that
has been the cause of no little anxiety
In view of the growing expenses of the
campaign an dthe tact that the wine
growing Industry Is one of the chief
resources of the country.
The rspe crop promises to be as good
as. If not better than, the abundant one
of last year.
The champagne trade ras suffered
most, and l(.ia.m la exporting little so
far. but, on the other hand. Kpernay la
doing more than Its normal buaiccas
Novel I -aw Point llalx-d.
CHICAGO. 111.. July ( Here's one for
the lawyers. Fred Hubbard. many
years ago. was Is years old. He lost
two flngtrs In a machine while in the
employ of the National Stamping
Klectrlc Works Company. He sued
and obtained judgment for $IJ?i.
which was paid to his father. Fred
got only !3Ji. Now arriMng at his
majority, he asks for the full amount
In a suit sgalnst the stamping com
pany, contending his father was not
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Starting Today, 10:30
lulhorUM to collect damagea Can
he get It?
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Relieved Her Catarrh.
On of ForCand'a
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ing of her rase. "Purlng tt.rn time I
tried many remedies and specialists
throughout the country, but ot no per
manent relief. 1 have taken Akos for
tire month altr-crther and am much
better. Xt head Is e'ear and breath
I not offensive, and I d not have the
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