The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, April 07, 1907, Image 1

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Will Resume Thaw Tria
" - a .. .
The Defense May Examine a Few
Witnesses Jerome Will
Have None.
Compelled Now To Pi-omouU Thaw
Whom H BtlltvM InMnt And En.
deavor To Have Th Jury Find Him
Guilty Of Dllbrt Murder.
NEW YORK, April 4,-Now that
District Attorney Jinnn h decided
that b will not apply to the Appellate
Division of the Supreme Court for a
writ of prohibition, relative to tha re
port of the commission In lunacy, ai
to Harry K. ThftWe aanlty. It I almost
certain the trial of thin remarkable
eaae will duly proceed to It end.
There will be no more Interruption,
It la aald, and by Monday morning
when the proceeding are roauroed for
the lt and decisive week both sides
will have prepared themselves fully
for the final effort. It la understood
that torn rather perfunctory proce
dure will take place before th aum
mint up begin, but If thla be eo, It
ta unlikely It will Hike much time. It
la mid tbat Couael for the Jsfenm may
call one and pcrhap two or thre wit
nesses to the eland on Monday morn
Inf. Who these wttnesKoe will be, could
not be learned. But It U aupposed
that Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton will
be one, but If thla presumption ahould
be accurate It i not anticipated Hint
he will be questioned to any great
length. The other wltne will be
minor onea and what they are culled
upon to do will be almply to correct
certain discrepancies In the teMlmo
mon of prevlou""wltnee. A soon
M the lat one of them has left the
wltnesit chair, Dolphin M. Dolmatf. will
"The defense reals," and the lost
phase of the trial will bo entered upon.
Mr. Jerome havln gunnounced that ho
will call no more witnesses at all.
It I' almost certain, howover, that
to Justify hi poHltlon, Mr. Jerome will
make ft brief but probabljr character
istic protest against the confirmation
of the report of the lunacy commis
sion. He will do this with but faint
hope of aucceM, howover, for It ts be
lieved to Ihi a foregone conclusion
that Justice Fltsgorald will announce
on Monday that he confirms the com
mission' report.
Bo fur ns In known, no prosecuting
'officer In this jurisdiction has ever
found hlmsulf In the curious position
that District Attorney Jorome occu
pies, Despite hla own deep rooted be
lief that Thaw la Irresponsible and a
paranoiac, Mr. Jerome will 'be com
pelled to Impress upon the Jury thnt
It la It duty to find the young man
guilty of deliberate murder. Since he
ha aald that he will strive to convict
Thaw, the District Attorney will be
(forced to Ignore all that he said In
court anJ out of It a to the prisoner's
mental breakdown and to argue almply
that he went up to Stanford White,
on the Madison Square Roof Garden,
that traglo June night, and shot Kim
to death, through motive of revenge
and Jealousy. , Hla speech can not be
other than an absorbing one. Mr. Je
rome had assistants and clerks pack
the record of the trial, the exhibits
and the affllJavlt into three valise
yesterday, and then had them sent to
hla' Rutgers Street flat. There be
tween now and Monday he will pre
pare his summing up.
A to th dofnie, Dolphin M. Del-
m a ha finished hla speech. Ha ha
had abundunttlm for hla work because
Mr, Hartrldge haa done all the work
connected with the relative of the 'J
fence toward the lunacy commission.
All of Thaw's lawyer look forward
to next week with tha utmost confi
dence, they any. Mr. Evelyn Nblt
Thaw since th month or weary
waiting Involved In Mr, Jerome's
threat to aek the Appellate Division,
haa vanished, 1 cheerful again, is I
th prisoner. Sh visit Thaw In the
Tomb daily and apends a long
tlm there a she can.
It I slated, that they expect to take
no more than an hour to complete their
case. If hla 1 tru there la no reaaon
why th c ahould not go to the
Jury by Thursday, Som week ago.
It was agreed between th attorney
that each should have a full day to
um up. Dolma then stated that he
would not require, more than on day
for hi argument. It I now aald he
may requir two day. If thl be the
ea he will probably begin Monday
and finish Tuesday, Jerome say he
111 not require more than One day,
and Justice Fltsgerald's charge to the
Jury ahould not require mor than
three or four hours, therefor It Is very
probable that th case will be In the
Jury's hands, Thursday. Delmaa will
plead for an absolute acquittal, on the
ground that Thaw' mind waa unbal
anced at th time he committed the
crime, and In view of the fact that he
haa since recovered hla mental balance
h. ahonld be allowed to go free.
Jerome on th other hand will argue
that Thaw waa aan within th mean-
ng of the law when he shot White, that
the crime was planned and premedita
ted and that he ahould suffer the ex
treme penalty of th law.
Hudson River Boat Destroyed By
Prevanti Panle Among Passenger And
Lands All 8afly On Dook Crew
Lot Moit Of Their Belonging
65 Passenger and 48 of Crew Aboard.
NEW TORK, April . Seven pa
engora and a score of the crew of the
teamboat City of Troy, which waa
burned In the Hudson River, at Dobb'a
Fery, arrived In the city early today,
The passengers looked little the worse
for their experience, but It waa1 differ
ent with most of the crew .
They were asleep In their bunks
when the fire waa discovered, and as
the quarters were close to where the
re atartel they had no time to get
together their belonging. Several of
tho negro steward when they got
to New York had on, only, an under
shirt, overalls shoes and a blanket.
All agreed! that Captain RruiKor,
skipper of the City of Troy, had noted
wisely In the crlMs, nnd waa the bra.
vest man on the bont and It was1 not
until tho last person waa landed thnt
he made his way through the smoke
to the pier at Dobba Fery.
"I was In the engine room watching
the machinery," aald Carl Carlson,
when the fire was' discovered, I Im
mediately ran on deck and made my
way to the bridge, where I Informed
Captain Brudcr what waa the matter.
I never saw a cooler man on the Hud
son Elver than tho skipper. He did
not lose his head for a single second
He called hla officers to him and then
ordered every man to the place as
signed to him In the fire drill.
"Then he made hla way to the salon
whore the passenger were and tried
to get thorn to lanJ. He said that we
were In danger but that the greatest
danger of all was a panic. Then' the
skipper rutfied back to the bridge and
guided the boat to the pier,
B. F. Keller, of Troy, N. Y., a pass
enger, confirms Carlson's story,
"It was aa cool a piece of work as
I have ever Keen done under such con
ditions," said he. "Meet me at the
police station and I'll send you home,',
the skipper said as he hurried out of
the talon."
There were (5 passenger' and a crew
of 40 men on board the City of Troy
and every one acoordln gto the officers
of the boat, escaped In safety.
Indictments Against San
Franciso Boodlers.
Inquiry Into Public Reception
Tendered Schmitz on His
Return Home.
Th Investigation By Th Grand Jury
Into Th Affair Of Th Proeding
Board Of Suparviaor Will Last For
Sevtral Oaya,
SAN FRANCISCO, Atirll . Contri
butions to thev municipal campaign
fund of 1905 were Investigated by a
Grand Jury today. Among th wit
neea called waa secretary Louts Levy
of the Board of Public Works. Levy
waa questioned to determine th source
of the fund, used to defray the x
penses of the public reception given to
Mayor Schmlts In December lf0, up
on hla return from Europe. Levy t.
titled that $4500 waa raised for that
purpose anmong the Municipal em
ployes "Each one contributing about
!5." - He said money waa collected by
tax collector Oeorge Berger, John Mc
Glynn and supervisor John J. Furey.
under the direction of the Metropolitan
League, and the Sohmlts political or
gnnlxatlon: that It was turned over to
himself and that he In turn, gave It to
Presdent Duffey of the Board of Pub
ic Work and that Duffey disbursed
the money,
"Is It not a fact" naked Heney, "that
those municipal employers you spoke of
contributed to the fund because they
feared If they refused they would lose
their Jobr "rill
"Well" replied Levy, 'They were all
human, you know."
Orand Jury will resume Its sittings
this afternoon, when It will continue
Ita Inquiry Into maters connected with
the conduct of the Pacific States and
Home Telephone companies. It I said
that at least two more sessions will
be required to complete the Investi
gation of these companies. According
to the prosecution, a number of In
dictments will be returned this after
noon or on Monday, five of which will
be against five different officials of
the Home and three of the Pacific
States Telephone Companies. Some of
the pending Indictment, It Is believed,
will be of men, against whom, true
bills have been already returned. It
Is also said that a majority of the In
dictments will not be on charges of
bribery, but will allege that perjury
has been committed In connection with
testimony given before the grand jury.
It Is expected that Fairfax H. Whe
tan, one of the leaders of the fusion
movement In the munlclpaal campaign
of 1905, will give evidence at the ses
sion today, on the question of contri
butions to the campaign funds bear
ing on the political activity o the
Home Company. Fred A. Hllbert, a
liquor dealer and traveling companion
Schmlts will also apper today before
the grand Jury. "Owing to hla Inti
mate knowledge of administration af
fairs It is believed his testimony will
be of much value. In regard to the In
vestigation by the grand jury Into the
proceedings of the board of supervis
ors which preceded the present board
In office, calculated to lay bare all
transactions that are not barred by
the statute of limitations, It la noV an
nounced that the Inquiry will not take
place several day. 1
NE WYORK, April 8. The dedica
tion of the building In this city which
la now the common home of three Na
tional Engineering societies, and for
erection, of which, Mr, Andrew Carne
gie gave 11,600,000 will be held her On
Tuesday and Wednesday, April It and
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In the exerclaea of th first day,
Chari; 7, Bctt, chairman ef th eon.
fereno and building committee, E.
O. Elliott, president of the United En-
glneeting Society, a corporation form
ed to manage the building, Mr. Carne
gl and PrAldent HadJey of Yale TJnl
veralty are expected to participate.
Charles Wallace Hufit will preside.
Prayer will b offered by the Venerable
Edward Everett Hale of Boston, and
letter from the President of the tnl
ted State and the Governor General
of Canada will be read,
Wednesday's program Include ad
dresses by the prealdent of the found
ed societies and the presentation of
the John Frits Gold Medal to Dr Alex
ander Graham Bell and of It own
medal for distinguished cervices to
Ralph W. Pope, Dr, F. R. Hutton, and
Dr. R. W. Raymond.
With Aid of a Biosoqp. Hi Wiah
la to S Nw World.
ROME, April . The pope, his sis
tera. Cardinal Merry del VaL and sev
eral other prelatea attended an enter
talnment recently given by Engineer
Vannuccl, an employee of the Vatic
in, who ahowed views of the chief clt
lea of the United State, by meana of
a bioscope. The picture were mainly
of New York and Wash ng ton. He ex
planed each picture briefly. The
Poep thanked the engineer warmly and
sad that he had almost real zed hit;
wish to vIt the new world.
Do Their Dasterdiy Work
Paatengr Shaken Up No Fatiliti
Engineer Jumped And la Injured
Reward For Psrpatrator Of Out
rageOn, of A Sri of Attempte.
PITTSBURG, April 6. The fast ex
press between here and Cleveland on
the Pennsylvania waa wrecked tonight
at Hudson Ohio. The train was east-
bound and no one waa Injured except
the engineer who jumped. According
to the Pennsylvania officials, train
wreckers are responsible for the acci
dent. The officials say the wreck oc
curred, under circumstances, similar to
those attending the other accidents In
this vicinity recently. Rewards for
the capture of the wreckers, are re
newed here tonight. A reward of
2500 la offered for Information lead
ing to the Identity of the wreckers and
(5,000 If the Information Is furnished
within 48 hours. The engine, when
It left tha" tracks plunged with great
force. Into the embankment. 1 The
rullman's and day coaches remained
on the track, butthe Jar was so terri
fic that all of tire passengers suffered
more or less from the shock. Follow
ing the accident the passengers and
crew of the train examined the track
and !found the bolts and fish-plates
had been removed. The track ends
were bent almost a foot, fortunately
toward the hillside.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6. Nearly
eight thousand people attended the op
ening game of the Pacific Coast League
today, and saw the home team shut
out by Portland by a cor of six to
nothing. The contest was a listless
exhibition and entirely devoid of fea
LOS ANGELES, April (.Oakland
won the opening game of the season
from Los Angeles b a score of 4 to
A crowd of 15,000 asse.uOled to wit
ness th game,
BERKELEY, Apll . Tha Olympic
club won the track meet with Cali
fornia today, score (4 to S9,
Have Caused Great Amoan
of Comment.
For the president But Is Very
Non Committal on Details
of the Affair.
Senator Bourn 8aid To Have Been
Th Hoat At Dinner Where Th AI
Ugd Conspiracy Waa Formulated
President Ha Letters Of Comment
WASHINGTON, April . President
Roosevelt la receiving many letters re
garding the combination, which It Is
asserted ha been forced to defeat at
the coming presidential campaign, the
policies of Roosevelt Information as
to the identity of the writer and the
precise nature of their communica
tions Is withheld, but those who are
close to the President say the dis
closures have stirred up considerable
feeling. The location and date of the
dinner and personnel of the party at
tending It for which the plot Is said to
have been elaborated, will remain a
secret so far as any Information at
the White House is vouchsafed.
"You gentlemen, are all wrong as to
the details of the dinner" Is all that
Loeb, would tell the newspapermen to
day, except to indicate that the affair
was Informal and that the disclosures
come out In an Informal manner.
Senator Bourne, of Oregon, It has
been commonly reported, was host at
the dinner, while the guests Included,
among others. Senator Hansborough,
and Delegate Andrews of New Mexico.
Comment was made upon the fact, that
all three of these men were at the
White House today and talked to the
President. None of the callers would
make any statment on the subject nor
would any of them admit that his call
had anything to do with the matter.
Senator Penrose, whose name has been
frequently connected with the alleged
plot, has not communicated with the
White House, since the story became
public, according to Secretary Loeb.
When the report that Senator enrose
was going to the White House, was
called to Loeb's attention the latter
"I have made no statement about
him and the Senator has nothing to
deny to me."
To Resign Because of Publication of
Political Paper.
LONDON, April . A Rome dls
patch to a news agency here states
that there is every probability that
Cardinal Merry del Val will resign his
post as a papal secretary of state as a
result of the publication of the seised
Montaigne leters. He will not Jo thte'
however, until this sensation caused
by their publication has abated.
Witness Tattify to Having Reivd
Offer of Boodl.
CHICAGO. April t.A dispatch to
the Record-Herald from LI tie Rock,
Ark., says:
The state rested last night In the
perjury trial of Senator A. W. Coving
ton, and the defense will have Its first
Inning today. It Is understood the
state haa In reserve lta most Impor
tant witnesses, among whom Is W. W.
Kay, a St. Louis detect Lve who was
employed by Governor .Folk, while
circuit attorney In prosecuting the St
Louis boodle cases,
Reuben R. Adams, ex-Senator from
Grant County, admitted yesterday that
Covington offered 100 to vote against
the Brook BUI for th annexation of
Argents, to Little Rock, Adams also
testified that he knew of the money
being put up on the beer inspection
bilL In every matter to which Adams
referred, the price offered was $100.
Senator Thomas W, Hardsvy, of Cam
den, nnd 0w9 R- Munn, architect of
the stale capital building also on th
stand. Both denied knowledge of be
ng UWd to influence the passage of
th 1109 Capitol appropriation Bill two
years ago. r 1
ROME, April . The ' announce
ment has been made that It ha bees
decided by the Italian and Vatican
authorities that the transportation Of
the body of Pop Leo XIII to th bas
ilica of St John Lateran will take
place In the month of May. . The fu
neral procession will start at I o'clock
in the morning and will be public, all
the high ecclesiasts and Catholic so
cieties taking part. Italian troops will
line the route to tender military hon
ors to the dead pope. The use of Ital
ian soldiers with th consent of the
Vatican authorities Is regarded as Im
portant by the press1 and In political
circles. It Is stated that while It 1
not an explicit recognition of th stat
us quo, It constitutes an acceptance of
the present political situation In Italy
by the Vatican .
PARIS, April . Van Marcke has
just finished a remarkable automobile
tour. Starting out on February 4, for
a tour of France, he travelled for SS
days, covering 9417 kilometers; The
autqtnoblle club will tender him at
Means Loss of ($50,000,000 to
Gotham Merchants.
Wall 8trt Slump Cause Cut In Fifth
Avenu Living Expense Stranger
Crowd Nw York for Holiday High
Price for Eaater Commodities,
NEW YORK. April 6. It takes the
merchants along Fifth avenue, the
shopping district patronized exclusive
ly by the rich, to tell just who have
been hit by untoward events in Wall
street Next to Christmas, Easter Is
the best harvest season for dealers In
the accessories to extravagant living.
These keepers of fashionable shdpp
say that the break in the market
which occurred In the middle of
March and the further wholly unex
pected slump of last week, have cost
them $50,000,000 of spring trade,
through the enforced economies ot
their wealthy patrons. Twenty per
cent of this loss of trade has fallen
upon the Jewelers; who have been the
heaviest sufferers, but a shortage In
sales of $8,000,000 has left the deal
ers In paintings and art objects little
better off. Florists have suffered a
loss of $500,000 In their sales of flow
ers and automobile agents a like
amount1. Private building plans to
the extent of $10,000,000, so the arch
itects say, are held In abeyance, while
summer yachting plans and personal
expenditures of various sorts account
for another $20,000. When thieves
fall out honest men come by their
own, however, and the same thing
might now be said Of Wall street
speculators' and the poor man; for
while the wealthy speculator 1 forced
to practice economy, the man of mod
est savings is Investing in securities
at rock bottom prices. The deposi
tors n avtngs banks' In this
city. In the past four weeks, have
withdrawn $75,000,000 ot the $1,000,
000,000 which they have accumulated
in those Institutions and converted It
into stocks, bonds, mortgages, and
other gilt-edged Investments at bar
gain prices.
It would seem that ajl roads lead
to New York In the Easter holiday
season. No fewer than 100,000 stran
gers from all parts ot the continent
visited the metropolis this year, to
participate In the week of festivity
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