Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 25, 1907 · Page 1
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TOL. ub ^K*. Ml. WM« V9, mm. lOLA, KAXSIS. HOTEMBBB JS. 1M7^X09DAT ETK5ni«. SIX FAGK8. nucx GONCUIDED COBONEK'S JURY COXSIDEBlSG ETIDEXCE IX BEILLT UCQUEST. PETERSON DHIN'T SHOW HIS HAlb OFFICEBS SAT THEY HATE UI- FOBTAKT ETIDEKCE XOT Df- I TBODUCED. 8j>«e«UitIon u to What Trips to Fort Scott ud Kansu City BeTcaled. . TJie cridence in the Maude Reil^y inquest, will probably be concluded this afternoon by 3:30 o'clock, after wUch it will be submitted to the jurors wbo must arrive at a verdict ' as to what:caused the girl's death. , The Jury rfrconven^d this momihg at, nine o'clock after an adjournment ! tqken lYiaay evening'. How long the ; jury win *e out is a matter of specu- UtloD. One Juror said this noon that he thought' a verdict would be arrived ut Ip a short time while another juror zdiii 'that he >rould not be siir pri,aed that an agreement would l )e reached only after considerable delitv eration. 1 It is fiaid by parties who are inj n .position! to know that the physicialna who assiateid' In the autopsy differ with reference to; what caused tlie death, typhoid or the criminal oper- ^Btion. iSoroe of the physicians have been busily engaged since the autop- ay. making an Investigation on this I ^t. i ' 'Thatith« offlcers have in their p09 B ^salon I evidence of an Important na- tiire isj gathered from a statement miade liy County Attorney Petsrson tills afternoon. In answer to a ques- ;t (5n as to whether or not h# bad tes- tJliled irlth reference to his trips to Fort' 8(jBtt and Kansas City, where the joperation is alleged to have taken place, Mr. Peterson «aid that he had secured evidence at those places but did' not submit It to the coroner's JUnr. ]Klien asked' 'wby he haid not. "^rJ Tetarson said he did not j»re to jfifa&i-hand. This would todlcate he ta4d evidence ~of morb than oraliikry Value. Mr. Peterson Is known i to have visited Kansas City Saturday, and Ft. Scott several days ago. \V3ien asked as to what he had obtained at Kansas ..City he did not deny that his visit was successful, but would not speak further on the matter. This evidence obtained at Kansas aty and Port Scott will be •ithheld unUl the trial of C. H. HQieaton who Is charged with the erime. , . '"^'^ ^.jgltls said tha£ several - witnesses i .ilTfre well Infonne'd in matters which " ^mn usually termed "gossip" but oon- ttibutc; notbin® that bore directly on the case. The scope of a coroner's '« limited which made It pdss'ble for this "gossip" to be aub- BJitted to the Jury. - "Mr. Wiieaton, who is charged with the crime, did not testify in the case. 9e is in town and his attorneys were asked if their client wished to give ^y testimony to which they replied Oat h« did not at this time. •' T>r. P. S. MStdiell, who was the physician in charge of Miss Reilly at the time of her death, was the first witness lo give evidence of any importance in the case. He was called to • the stand Thursday afternoon. He ; told of securing a sworn statement frotn Miss Reilly exonerating him , from having performed the criminal i operation. He said that nimors were afloat I that VRss Reilly bad under gone such an operation. As he was the attending physician he felt that in «s? her illness proved fatal it mlTbt place him In an embarrassing position. He therefore called in Capt. T. S. Stover, a notary pub'ic. .and Prosecyting Attorney Carl Peterson. , and Eocured a statement from Miss Reilly clearing him of the charge of having, made any criminal operation. Tbf? Ktiitement was to the effect that •he. ariss-Reilly, had had a criminal rpc^afon performed; that it was not done by Dr. Mitchell or Dr. Rennlck. •ho was also called in the case; that it x'°&.« done out of town by out of tow- parties. Thl« sUtement did not • fix. fh'^ responsibility of her condition upon anyone. Dr 3Iitcbell was cross-examined as tc what Mdss Reilly had said with reference to where tie operation took plac~ He said from what she said it miK't be gathered that operations had taken place, one at Kansas City an^ 'hen a later one at Ft. Scott; or thttX' an operation, begun at Kansas rH;., had been completed at Ft. Scott. The iitayBldan called in the case at Ft. Fcott was a colored man. He ra'd Miss Reilly did not give the - phve'cian 'B name. Dr Mitchell was questioned as to whether or' not Miss Reilly had said who wasl responsible for her condition. He said he was not positive that •he dJd. Revertiiig to the affidavit Dr. MIt che'I said that It was the agreement with Miss R^Uy that when she; got well the statement which abe swore to exonentbur bim'was to have Iteen returned to ber. County Attorney Feler ^n was to keep the stateiiient nntU. sb4 raoovered. The atat^itaeat wmc litrodaKod later on aa testlnionr. CaptaU p*.' S. Stover,; who was the notartr; p Me : in tbe .ea«e <-was then cayUMMlm^at ^A.- He totd oT taiw <»teai»f gWjBwat ffC Dr. mt^tt THErWEATHEB. ForMiait farfKMiaast^alr teaight and Taesdajr) .bolder !• cMt portloa tpalghU Data recorded at local office, U. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today and a year ago. Yesterday. Yr. Ago 2 p. m. 58 49 6 p. m 52 45 18 midnight ..u 44 4G Max. Temp. ..........58 50 MIn. Temp. ;..35 26 Preclp. 7 p. mJ 0 0 Today. Yr. Ago a. m. • 41 46 a. m '„ 39 42 6 12 noon Precip. 7»a. m. .60 . 0 .46 .16 with reference; to obtaining the affidavit. The document was presented to him by County Attorney Peterson and he identified it. He said that during tbe statement was secured Dr. Mitchell, by request, went out of the room. Capt. Stover ;then to'd of a conversation between Mr. Peterson and Miss Reill}-. after th;e statement, with reference to who; was responsible for her conditionv was obtained. Sbe said, the witness testified, that no one except Mr.^Wlieaton was responsible 'for her condition. County Attorney Peterson then took the stand. He; told of securing the statement from ^Mlss Reilly. MJSS Reilly was formerly in his employ and he knew her very well and visited her several times during her Illness. He to'd of securing the statenxent from Miss Reilly. After he secureil the statement be aske.d Miss Reilly who was responsible for her condl tion. She was reluctant to answer. He then asked her If Harry LeVan was responsible for her condition, to which, the witness said, the girl replied: "No. sir. Harry Levan is a perfect gentleman. He has aIwa .\-B been a gentlemaq toward me.'* He then asked her If anyone except Mr. Wheaton was r ;?8ponsible for her condition to which:Rhe replied. "No" She admitted sevcr<tl instances of- Intimacy between herself and Mr. Wheaton, 'o the witness said. Once during the time he was questioning her, Mr. Peterson said. Miss Rel'ly sa'd: "I am too weak to talk now." Mr. Peterson said that the after noon of this same 'day he went back to Miss Reilly's room to get her to njake a statement with referenca to her relattoni with Mr. Wheaton. He said the giri tlien denied Mr. WTieat- nn's being connected in kny way with her trouble. Bbe referred to him InTP?" P »rllf"^. ^J'.i^"! " f the highest terms. She positivrty refused to giye ^r. Peterson a statement as to what she had said In the morning. Mr. Peterson read a statement from Mjss Brown, the nurse, in which she said Miss ReiUy had admitted she had undergone, a criminal operation. The evidence was concluded, and the fury out at the time the Register went to press this afternoon. SPECIAL MISSIOXART SERTICE. Ber. HIlBcher Addresded Women of Presbfteriao Church Yesterday. At the Presbyterian church yesterday Rev. Uilscher preached a special sermon to the • wonten of tbe church "Onr Sisters, Sercants of the Church." The occasion was the annual praise service which is given by women of the Missionary society at Thanksgiving time. Speaking of general fields of missionary wofk. Rev. Hilscher said: Each year there comes to America enough immigrants to make twenty cities the size of lola, ten the site of Wjchlta and five the size of Kansas City. These people represent every nation of Europe and are. brought over like so many cattle—some of them are no more deserving of the name. Many of them have no conception of law and should never he admitted to the United Sutes. I3ut looking at this from a charitable view iwlnt we remember our own fatl\ers and mothers who years ago began to build up the west and we think of the impulses which 4)romnt them to come to a new world. • • • It Is in this.class that women of the church find a great field of labor. It is true there are many mediums of education, newspapers, schools and colleges and there is a great body of men who enforce the law. You can't make a man obey the laws by standing over him with a club. You must^educate the heart and this is why wonicn have a great work tp do. *• • Money In Its self is of no value but the funds earned hy work of societies is uSed for the education, and help of manV ml8Blonaries."s Rev. Hilscher closed the sermon by few appropriate remarks about Thanksgiving time. The choir render ed special music at both the morning and evening service. CISE fO-ATIXrED. ROOT MAY RESIGN SECBEtABY OF STATE SAID TO DE DISSATISFIED. THIRTEEN DIE IN FIRE HE IS TREATED VERY C:OUY UNFKIEMDLINESS OF PBESIDEXT SAID TO BE OBTIOrS. BooscTclt Barely Xentlons Boot's >'ame, But Can Not Sing Taft's Fraises Load Eoonsh. XEW YOBK TE !rElEM BUBHED- OCCIPAIVTS COULD HOT ESCAPE. FIRE THE WORK OF IROENDIiUi'ES POLICE HAD FBUSTBATED PLOT SOXE WEEKS BEFOBE. Washington, Nov. 25.—There are evidences of a growing coolness between Secretary Root and President Roosevelt. The rumor that the secretary Is to retire from the cabinet frequently crops but. and although It is frowned down by White house authority, it comes forward demanding an explanation, it does not appear to he certain that Secretary Root will retire from the diblnet, but It is equal ly certain that the secretary is not as comfortable In his relations with the administration as he was in former days, and he may resign any day. The cause of this is said to be the efforts put forth by the president to advance the Interests of Secretary Taft. This programme has set Root far into the background. Formerly Stood First. In the early part of Prcsidnnt Roose velfs occupancy of the \V3ilte house Secretary Root was constantly at the front of public affairs, and his jwwcr in the administration was recognized on every hand. He was at tlie head of the war office, and had a hand In the great work of bringing order out of chaos in Cuba. lie inspired the reorganization of the army and promoted the cnrrylnK out of the iwllcy of the ITnlted States In dealing with the Panama canal problem and the new relations between Colombia. Panama and this coun try. In those days no opportunity appeared to be lost for Mr. Roosevelt to ddvancc the Interests of Secretary Root, or to sound his praises before the country In frequent references to the great work he waa doing, and how eminently qualified he was to,AN. ti^e .Suit for tMOO.Was CnntiniPd Utall Some Fntnre Date. The arguing :of the motion which was filed in the:case of Sam E. Heale et al. against iCarl J. Peterson for $6,000 was continued until some future date. Peterson is sued on the round of malicious prosecution. .attorney S. A: Gard of the firm of Ewlng. Gard Gard who went to Leavenworth to argue the motion stated today tljat the, attomevs for the plaintiff In ihe case Intimate that teh case would-be dropped. It is true, tfate Journey might have been made mo^ easily, but personally we don 't blame Edward Paysou Weaion for try^ to get away at Port land. Me. J - It strikes OS. aiowever, that the really Important tl}Uis abont th« attempt or.Oaunl Th^naaa to-£ast hla for- tiOMS with tb9 OootMcraer-U ttat changed and friends of the secretary of state think they see in the new conditions unmistakable evidences that Root is sidetracked and'that he is. not in love with the situation thus presented. He has been far from well for several months, and be has the ap|>ear- ancc of a man burdened with the conviction that official life is altogetner weary, flat, stale and unprofitable." The president rarely mentions Mr. Root in his dlscussiun of administration men and measures. He loses no opportunity to sound the ])raisc8 of Taft and it is noticeable that the present war secretary is given the posts of advantage in all negotiations which require tact. Judgment and wise action. ^ It Is not lost sight of that Secretary Taft was sent to Cuba to settle the differences over tiie Palma government, and this in face of the fact, as it is given out here by the friends of Mr. Root, that had the secretary of state been the one selected to deal with the Cuban question the Palma government would have been sustained and the United States would have been out of Cuba long before this. Secretary Taft has been given tl)e post of honor In dealing with all the vexed questions growing out of the Isthmian canal question, notwithstanding the fact that Secretary Root was practically the father of the canal organization. Taft was commissioned to go out among the people and tell the details of the hojics and aspirations of Roosevelt's admilnstratiun, and this was done at a time when Root was on an Important mission to Mexico, the details of which, and all the results achieved, have scarcely been noticed In the hurry and flurry of the president's tour of the west and the acclaim which accompanied the visit of Taft to the Orient and the Philippines. In dealing with the problems connected with Japan and China, the secretary of war was detailed into a field which really belongs to the diplomatic side of the administration, and hence to the secretary of state. Whatever may be the actual reasons for these occurrences, and however wise they may be, from every standpoint, and dictated' solely by a desire on the part of Mr. Roosevelt to do the correct and proper thing at the right time with tbe best available material, the fact Is constantly pressing to tbe front here that Secretary Root is made uncomfortable thereby, and that he is losing Interest In his great office of premier of the administration. CAN GO TO WORK IX TEX DATS. Secretary of State Crois of OklaJwaa Steadily laproTlaff. Oklahoma City. Okla., Nov. 25.—It is now the opinion of his physicians, that, unless unexpected complications set In. Secretary of SUte William Cross will be able to, at least give part of his time to his official daties within the next ten days. Secretary Cross has been improving every day since his change for the better. He is growing stronger, being able now to alt np and converse with bia frienda and take anbctantial nomisbmeat Only a limited niunber of visitors are allowed to see Uiii. Mlaa Florence CKMS,- a aiatsr. from Nev York, ia now with Urn ud will:renaiii nntil k« ku fnlljr neof wad. .New York. Nov. 25.—Thirteen per sons, all Ita'lans, lost their lives today in a tenement house fire In One Hundred and Ninth^.street. Seven of the dead were children. The bodies were found In rooms on the top floor of a four story building where the terror stricken people had been driven by the flames, which rushed up from the lower floors. Some had been enveloped- In flames and burned alive and oAers overcome by smoke were si)area ine agonies of death by the flames. That the fatal fire was the work of incendiaries who sought revenge. Is the opinion of the police and firemen. Thre^ weeks a?o three Italians were caught in the act of attempting to rob a safe In tho saloon of Guisep'pc Cudano on the ground floor. The safe contained funds which tho saloon keeper's friends had vithdrawn from banks during the panic. The men were arrested and arc awaiting trial. Tbe fire of today started in the saloon and the police believe it was the work of friends of the prisoners who took this means of squaring the account with the saloon keeper. Cadano discovered the flre when ho went down to open for busi- nes<3 this morning. He rushed up the stairs crying for the occupants of. the building to run for their lives. When he. reached the rot>m8 occupied by his own family he burst in tho door and selzrd his youm; son In his arms, told his wife and the other members of the family to fo'Iow. Cudano and the boy managed to reach the street in safety, but the won>^ and the other ^™, children are dead.; Firemen fought owfttftr -way ttiroaf^^) smoke' to the upper fkwrs and there they came upon piles of dead where they had fallen victims to the rush of fianiDs and smoke even before they had a chance to attempt to save them selves. In one of the heaps the firemen found a woman who had made a lust desperate effort to save the life of her baby, even when she knew that she herself was doomed to a horrible death. She bad folded her arms tightly around the litUc one and then huddled down close to the floor, her own body protecting that of the child. Tho child's body bore scarcely a mark but It was dead of suffocation while the mother's iKxIy was badly burned. Bodies Were Foaad in Booms Top Floor Saffocated or Bnroed. 01 POSTPONE im TRIAL SECOND TBIAL W WHITE XtB. DEB TO BE CALLliD IX JAXUABT. IT MAY BE A VERY BRIEF ONE LEXtiTH WILL DEPEXD OX TIME BEQl'IBED TO SECI:BE JCRT. There Is Some Spreatofion as to Wit­ nesses—Defease May I'sc Flea of Legal Insanity. NO CHANGE IN TARIFF Cannon and His LieutenanUj Decide, However, to Work on Financial Laws. W^ashington, Nov. 25.—Immediatelj ui,on the organization of Congress on December 2, the question of financial legislation will be taken up in the House and some solution of the present problem will be undertaken. This was decided; yesterday at a conference between Speaker Cannon and his cabinet, Sereno B. Payne, chairman of th<^ waj-s and means committee, and John Dalzell, the ranking member of that committee. Cannon and his lieutenants did not go into a consideration of the various currency law remedies that have suggested as they will be left for tho committee on bank lug and currency lo wrestle with. Another decision reached waa that there should be no tariff legislation at tl-.ls session. The only iKissitile ex- rcption to this is the Philippine tariff, but It is not known whether an- oilier attempt will be made to put this throush or whether it, too. wll! bo permitted to rest until after the Presidential election. But the determination of the House rulers to keep away from tariff legislation altogeth er means that the <iuty on wood pulp will not bD replaced. It has been undei-stood that President Roosevelt has promised the publishers of the country that be will recommend In his message that Congress repeal that schedule and put wood pulp on the free list, but If he does make such a recommendation it iz for the puri )Ose of the ways and means committee to postpone action until a later dat3. Mr. Dalzell. wh«u asked about this, said: "There will be no Uriff legislation whatever this coming session of Congress. This, of course, means that the duty on wood pulp will not be repealed. Pulp wood comes In free at present an<> upon the pnlp there Is a duty of 1 per cent It Is not a large amount and It has nothing whatever to do with the price of printing paper. It we should undertake to repeal this dnty we would find ooraelveii involved In a general revision of the tariff law. and it is not time for that yet. The publishers of the country "will find other causes than the tariff responsible for the advance in the price of printing^ paper," -Rlhbon aiUa hezt Satnrday at fevlng New York, Nov. 25.—The second trial of Harry K. Thaw, set for one week from tomorrow will again bo postponed, and there is little chanca that It wUl be ca'led until well along in January. The decision is due partly to the fact that the task of the selection of a Jury will be made doubly hard by tbe approach of tbe holidays and also to tha fact that Thaw's counsel has applied to the court for permission to Inspect the secret evidence presented before the lunacy commission during the progress of the first trial. Thaw, in his cell in the famous old Tombs prison, which he has occupied since the night of the tragedy on Madison Square Roof Garden, Juno 3S,' 1006. is planning for bis second trial with the same confidence of acquittal that he prej^red for the first crdenl. He dally advlsps with his eounsel, chafes at the delays already encountered in getting his story before a second Jurjj and is impatient for his days in court to begin. It Is noariy a year since the first tria' was begun. It covered a period of twelve wcfks ahdi after two days and two nights of delibemtion the jury could not agree. Seven of th3 twolve men who h^ard tho dramatic recital of Evelyn j Nesblt Thaw—a «lory of alleged wrongful treatment at tho hands of tho noted archltsci: a story that was flashed by lole- •rraph' and cable to every part of tho civilized world and and read as-one of the most remarkable utterances ever heard In a court room—failed to bo 'Iove that her confession to Ber <iiBibMid jMtlfled him three years hit er in taking the life of the man charged- \tith the ruin of his chorus- girl wife. They voted for guilty of murder In the first degree. Five of the Jurors, on the other hand, were ready to acquit, most of them believing that Thaw '3 mind had been so ups?t over the story of the girl's downfall that he was bereft of rea- .son and w,ns entitled to that provision of tho law which excuses a person so Insane as not to know the nature or quality of his act and not to know that the act is wrong. At the police station the night of the tragedy and afterward in the city prison Harry Thaw contended he was acting as an agent of Providence In sending Stan ford M'hite to his grave. interest Is in Defense. Great Interest centers in tbe course of tbe defeuBB at the coming trial. It is generally believed that despite any Ideas of Justification which Thaw may entertain, his present lawyers will confine themselves to making out a ease of legnl insanity. This may he "emotional," or hereditary, both of these phases of the matter having been gone; Into at the first trial. Six or seven alienists took the stand at that hearing and testified that Thaw had been driven insane by the story told hint when he and the girl who was to become his wife were stopping tfjpether In Paris. Dr. Brlt- ton D. Evans, superintendent of the New .Tersev Stntej Hospital for the Insane, made a jvorld-wlde stir by expressing Thaw's condition of mind the night of tho tragedy as a "brainstorm." The dark cloud had been gathering for a year or more, he d» c'ared and when Thaw saw White glowerins" at him In the roof garden, at the first night of a summer extravaganza known as "Mile. Cham nagnc." the storm broke and Thaw flre<l. District Attorney Jerome combat trd this ploa with the testimony of •?even experts, all of whom declared that Thaw's insanity was not such as to deprive him of tbe knowledge as to the wrongful nature of his act. Notwithstanding this, however, they agreed with ESstrict Attorney Jerome that Thaw Haa medically insane not only at the time of the shooting.' but throughout the trial, during which, they dec'ared, he was nnable Intelligently to advise with counsel, or to appreciate the character of the proceedings against him. Aboiit Last Trial. The trial was Interrupted. It will be remembered, .by the appointment of a commission at Mr. Jerome's suggestion to Inquire into Thaw's mental condition. The commission agreed unanimously that Thaw was able to advise intelligently with counsel and to understand all of tha proceedings In court. They examined the young mi'ltonaire bqtb mentally and physically and came out of the tests with flying colors.' This tended, to bear out the theory of the defenea that Thaw had suffered from a -"brainstorm." and tV*t Us condiUon had wonderfully Iibproved daring his star in Jail. It was contended that with tbe death of Witito tbe force whli^ had fomented tho disorder waa removed and that the ekiads of blind insanity had broken, away. . IWlMn tiie -trial waa ratnmed.-r how- tl|a arcnraenta wars be- crer, and |l>hln M. Dolmiu, who cam« with brilliant reputation from tl>« FiieUIe coast, to take charre of the teae, threw dbwn the snbatahllal atru^tura of legal Inaanlty which bad been bollt L -p, tossed It literally out of. the window, and made hta plea unreserred- ly on the "unwritten law." ^e" pic tured with great orltorlcai effect "the wronged Evelyn." as "an angel child." Thaw alternately was a "Sir Galahad.'' or a "St. George" destroying the dragon. This line of argument giive District Attorney Jerome an Unexi* pected opening and he too disregarded tha mass of testimony tending to show Thaw's mental irresponsibility, devoting himself to ridicule of the heroic roles In which Mr. Delmas had cast the defendant and his wifel Mr. Jerome declared the tragedy was nothing more than a "common, low. vulgar Tenderloin murder." To the Jury he described Thaw as a "wilful wretch," Indulged from his youth by wealthy parents and at last- turned lodse to "f oat his way -through the Tenderloin on $80,000 a year." The seeming irrational writings of Thaw which were placed in evidence, were discussed by Jerome as the work of a "rich'Illiterate and nothing more." District Attorney Jerome and Francis D. P. Garvan. his first assistant again will have charge of the prosecution, hut Thaw has made an Important change of attorneys. Replacing Mr. Delmas as chief counsel will be Martin Wl Uttleton, of Brooklyn. Mr. Littleton !s known as a capable lawyer and a brilliant orator. At the Democratic National Convention of 1904 It was he who nominated Alton tl. Parker for the Presidency. Mr. Littleton is a southern man. having been bom In Tennessee Just thirty- flve years ago. He is what is generally termed a self:made man. having educated himself. He began the prac- t'ce of law In IS91 and moving to Dallas, Texas, served there for a term as assistant prosecuting attorney. Later he removed to Brooklyn, and at onco became a prominent figure in politics and at the. bar. For four years he was assistant district attorney of Kings county and under thb first McClcllan administration in •Greater New York was president of Brooklyn borough. Just who will be associated wl!h Mr. Littleton may not be definitely known until the day the trial begins. At present Daplel O' Reily and A. Russell Peabodyare the only members of the former array of counsel credited with hieing In Thaw 's sarvice. • Because of Thaw's ii)iiti)ettiosity it wa% not a'ways known during the former trial. Jiist-who bis attorneys might be tbe next day. The opening day of the comin? trial undoubtedly will settle what misunderstanding may exist among counsel. It I.-* the hopa of the prisoner 's friends his cause may not be hampered this time by the wrangles among counsel which were frequent last winter. Will Evelyn Thaw Testify?: There is much speculation as to whether or not EJ^alyn Nesblt Thaw, the school girl-like figure about which the storm and tempest of the- first trial beat out Its fur>-, will again take the stand in 'her husband's defense. A report has been current for some time that she wi'l not, but the Thaw case always has been surrounded by every class of rumor and suggestion that human ingenuity can invent. A definite decision as to the mattar of plac-'ng the girl again upon the stand may not bo arrived at until the trial is well under way. Without her testimony th»^re would be dKflcUjty in making out a case of emotlpnar Insanity —a defsnse which would have to be relied upon to gain Thaw'abso­ lute freedom. If medical or bieredlt- arj- insanity lie the p'an of ^ the defense, the best Thaw can hope for is an indafinite commitment to fhe State Hospital for the Criminal Insane at Mattewan. Neither Thaw nor his wife re]ishe.<; the idea of placia? the girl at the mercy of another cross-examination by Mr. Jerome, who. unmoved by her t?ars or her burning cheeks of shame, forced he.- to admit the long-contln- ned relations which existed between her and Stanford N\'hlte. and to tell the, jury in plain words of the two European tours she made with Thaw befor? becoming Ms wife, ft- waa on one of these tours, the girl declared, that Thaw denmnded to know of her reason why she would nof cbnsent Ao become his wife. Then she- told hiro her llfa-hlstoo' and of the a'leged wrong which was claimed to have ruined her career. Told for a second time ti:c wonderful story might lose n:uch of the dramatic effect- of Its first offering, and It is not generally belia|red that young Mrs. Thaw.'In the knowledre of the crosa-examipatlon that;would come, could bold herself together as well as she did at the first tria'. when Mr. Jerome frtely proclaimed har as one of the beat witnesses he had ever heard "knywhere. Trial May be Brief. The second trial may not last more than a few weeks'. Its length will depend almost entiraly upon^the time required In securing a Jury.. Thrs is expected to be tedious work,- as there arc few persons In New York county who did hot read the details of the former trial and who have not some prejudice of bias in the qtwstitm of Thaw's guilt. Onca the |nry .box ts filled, however, thie attor^a afeet to move forward raiddlr; anA 'with ftw Intorruptlmta. TO MAKE HAR BAILBOADS WILL filTE STATIS| . TICS TO HELk> THEIB CAUSE. OFFICIALS YISiTlD OTHER STATES ATTOBXET GEXEBAt HAS SB4 CUBED TALUABLE IXFOBMATIOK ja-: SpMbil Anaonnceaent One of the 4aUIIngs of a; nj^wsoaper la to do good. The Registev believes tiiat if it can assist those who arel oat of work to find poaitiona that it will be doing a great deal, ao eoaimeneing at once, Tbe Register w01 ijiereafter nntil dne notice la glTen.':|Mniliah sit- natioa wanted: ada tbrea tisu^ free 6l charge. DHHerrtaK ar« ~ . _ . - , . to take priadpnl taamlL, IMl -|adraatfgt oC tbU oy^ortiifMi, Wfll CoBimre Coaditfonis and Bateii In Kansas With Those of lowi. Topeka. Kas.. Nov. ;25.—Commlaj 'doner C. A. Ryker, Se^etary B. Cj. Shiner and Attorney G. F. Grattan the SUte Board of Rallied Coinmii slonera. have returned ifroi* D« Moines and St. Paul, whe^e they spen< last week taking evidence in snppoi of the freight rate coinplalnt no' pending before tbe board, "^e are well satisfied with the results of ouij •-rip," said Secretary Shiner. "In De^ Moines particularly we secured mndi evidence that will be of great valn^ in establishing the reasonableness of the rates proposed In the new disj tance tariff the board has bad pr»* ' pared. Conditions in Minnesota are ;. ess like those prevailing In Kansa* i^"^ than are those in Iowa, ihowever, and Ui. f this fact will explain why our best Wr-.->^\ formation was secured In towa. 30^ ill told, we are exceedingly well plena ed at the results of the itrip althongh it would not do for us to make pablio ill Ve have learned, at this time.," { t]^e board Is expecting the railroads, .'o make a hard fight against the esl- - tabllshment of the prcvosed tariff and' for that reason will probably not be disposed to hasten the hearing on the freight rate complaint, prefering tp ^et things in such a shape that a con« elusive showing can bje made wai|- rantlng an order that the new ratetf be Insuiled. The railroads are malt-' Ing every effort to prepare statistical Information which will help their alt^e of the case and it Is reported heije that the Santa Fe has! doublied the force of clerks In its-: statistical department in order ttiat tables ahqwliig that the roads can not stand the prb- posed decreases may be pii|]>arsd. \ >• White freight rate staUstiesare J<nt- now receiving most attention , frio^ railroad statisticians they are alab watching passenger receipto mightr . closely. Opinions vary widely, ev«f: among rallfoad men. as to the exMt effect the two cent fare Is having dtt^ passenger receipts. At most of the', local ticket offices it Is said that ijie.- Vovember ticket sales are fbont equal to the sales In the same monUi last year but that there are moi« people, traveling.. The first passenger trains to be talt- en off since tbe two cent pasaengiir rate became effective were taken oC yesterday.. Two trains, one a' day each way, were taken off the Friscbw The Union Pacific plug, running tween Junction City and Salina, was also taken off. Two cent fare and retrenchment made necessary by the ^ financial stringency are given by both roads as reasons fur cancelling the Jh^ trains. All other'trains are In mn- - nlng Just as they did when the roada _-| got three cents a mile for hanling 1 passengers and the poor service many people feared if passenger fares were reduced has not followed the reduction. TO HEAR BONO CASE • -J I Supreme Court Will Try to Hear Ai^ . gumento About Kelly Bond. Toi)eka, Nov. 25.— (Special.)—The Supreme Court will at the DeceBf her sitting which begins at Topdcft^ next Monday bear arguments in the suit brought by Hasklns Jb Sells, the firm of New York accoimtanto who' ^ niade the examination of the state ^f'i;! treasury during tho term of T. T. Kelly as treasurer, to compel State . ^ :| Treasurer Mark TuUy to oounfersl^ M state warrants drawn in their fnOT; ''I for I3 .0OO. The warrant was disws % for the. amount which Is due HtesUur 'J SL Sells under the contract made -With; ; Governor Hoch for .the expewa J:| the treasury Investigation. Hinkiu; & Sells have already been paid ddw to S15.000 from the sUte. When th«- fina! bUl was presented Kelly- ins still in the treasurer 's office. Tbe " bill was approved by Governor Ho^ and a warrant drawn for \he ammmt by Auditor Nation. Bat Kellr. ^ treasurer, refused to sign th^ warrant contending that Governor Ho6h. te ; making the ctmtract wlth.HUklil* 4k'. ' Sella bad exceeded the anthnrltj .glT* V en him by the law providiiic Itor thf: ' treasury- investigation. Itak TaBr. ; when he became treaanrer., took fha same view of the matter, and Ba#- ^: kins * Sells filed prqceedlncs Iv tae. Supreme Coart to enforce piarmeBt of;,-! the money. The Attorner Oeaenl to ^J- representing Treasurer Tully In- th»'^^ suit and Assistant Attorner Oonacat:-:?^ Dawson says that the ritfaof liirtlni:^ £. Sells, a foreign corporation ohU- censed to do bnslneas in K ^UMs. toH. oaintalB an aictioB |in • Kansas 0P<iit^ will be attacked.^ If the Soprep*;^^ Court follow*, past deelstona in eaiis^ cf this dumicter Haskfiis & nilfll^i^. not p;t their poney. ] ¥^ THK FItATteNAlL Union of tmit lea U ^Ulainc n hall for Thaidi*^'^^ •ivMw «VMta« in the Vasooie luilO a ^eWa Vaj^i^gtra will ftmilah

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