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VOL. XXXIX NO. 8.
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1909-SIX SECTIONS- HHllTY-TWO FAGKS.
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THAW'S FATE IN
In Cell at White Plaint, He Awaiti
Decision of Justice
FINAL ARGUMENTS ARE MADE
Jerome Tells Judge that Evelyn Per
PRISONER'S COUNSEL FLATfS HER
She Gets Grilling from Lawyers on
MOTHER COMPARES ALIENISTS
rtrnwn Line Unfavorable Asralnat
Those Who Testified that Her
inn I naniterona l.ouatle
I.aat Day Hearing.
WHITE PLAINS. N. V.. Aug. 7 -In a
cell at tha Whit Plains Jail. Harry K.
Than- aait the decision aa to hla aanlty.
The hearing In the supreme court In Ihe
habeas corpus proceedings agalnat tha atate
of Naw York ended thla afternoon, whan
hi attorney, Charles Morscheuser, summed
up his rase. IMstrlc Attorney Jerome pre
ceded Mr. Morsrhauser thla morning. Jufc-
tlce Issac N. Mills said that he mould try
to hand down a decision Thuraday next
The priaoner'a mother, with her daughter,
Alice, formerly the countess of Yarmouth
atid her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mra. Joslsh Thaw, will remain here until
Harry Thaw's fate la settled.
Mather Determined to Fight.
Thaw'a mother and his brother and slater
have not missed a day In court alnoe tha
hearing began and Mrs. Thaw'a statements
show that If this case goea against her
son, ahe will lose no time In trying to free
him by other means.
While habeas corpus actions like the one
Just closed are open to Thaw Indefinitely,
he will hang his hopes next upon the state
court of appeals. An appeal to thla tribunal
from a decision of the appellate division
upholding Justice Mills' refusal to lay the
question of Thaw'a sanity before a Jury, la
The addresses of Plstrlct Attorney Jerome
and Mr. Morschauser today were alike free
from the outbursts of oratory that char
acterised the two homicide trials. The dis
trict attorney was particularly temperate.
Jerome Attack Evelyn Thaw.
Only two witnesses among aeveral hun
dred who testified for Thaw at hla hear
ings ware picked out, for rebuke by Jerome.
These were Evelyn Nesblt Thaw and Dr.
Brttton Evana, Thaw'a chief alienist.
Without raising hla voice, but In the
frankest language, the district attorney
said that In hla belief Thaw'a wife had
"deliberately and willfully falsified."
Mr. Morachauser, In his summing up re
viewed the evtdence more In detail. One of
hla arguments was a personal one that
had not hitherto been offered.
"I' have aesn. Hs'law'i attorney for a
year," he said In substance, "and we have
had great many defeat. If he had
been a suspicious aa has been stated; If
he had any delusions regarding combina
tions agalnat him, would not he have got
ten rid of me?"
Evelyn Thaw came In for condemnation
from both attorneys. Mr. Morachauaer eald
that the reluctance ahe expreaaed to tes
tify of Thaw's alleged threat to ahoot
her was assumed. He said that on the
night before ahe testified she had con
sulted with Dr. Austin Flint In Mr. Je
rome's office and had formed a comblna
tion with the alienist against her husband.
Mr. Morachauaer concluded with a denun
ciation of Stanford White and an appeal
for Thaw'a mother that left tear on his
Mother loons Jerome.
The district attorney's summary lasted
an hour and thirty-five minutes. Mr.
Munch a user talked for two hours and
fifty minutes. Mrs. Thaw emphasised her
opinion ef Mr. Jerome and his efforts by
reading a magaslna straight through hla
argument. When her son's attorney be
gan, aha laid tha pamphlet aside and lis
tened Intently. Phe and her son whispered
together, and twloe Thaw wrote notes,
apparently , at her dictation, and paused
them to his lawyer.
Thaw's pale face remained Impassive un
der Jerome's contemptuous pity and Mr.
Mosschauser's praise. He sat with listless
fsoe and limbs relaxed. There was some
talk of taking Thaw back to Matteawan
today, but Justice Mills allowed him to
remain In the local Jail until his applica
tion Is decided.
Thaw's suoceealve attempts to obtain his
release by habeas corpus proceedings have
atarted talk of a movement to amend the
slate Insanity law. so as to define a cer
tain period that must Intervene between
such efforts by a patient of a atate asy
lum. ONE VETERAN KILLS ANOTHER
Offlelal of idlers' Homo Killed aa
Two Others Wounded by
DAYTON, O., Aug. T. Captain Oscar
Kasmond of barracka No. 4. general branch.
National Soldiers' Home, waa ahot and
killed today by Edward Leonard, another
veteran, who later ahot and wounded two
other men. The murdered man was colonel
of the First North Carolina Infantry In the
civil war. He had been superintendent of
tha borne hotel. He was s years old. Baa
mond was shot while sitting In his office.
The two wounded men are Sergeant
George A. Arnold and Private Warrea
Wright. Both will recover. (
Leonard la said to have been Jealous be
cause of recent appointments and promo
tions. Ha waa arrested.
STATE REWARD FOR KIDNAPERS
Artlaa? Governor Omelleh of Missouri
Will Offer Three Hundred
Dollars for Italians.
SX. LOUIS, Mo.. Aug. T.-Ae.tlng Gover
nvJmellch of Missouri today said that
s on at he was officially notified he
would offer a reward of S.W0 for the cap
ture of each of the kidnapers of Qraco and
Tommasso Vivtano. who were taken from
their home here last Monday. Chief of
Police Creecy notified him at noon of the
A clothier near the t'nion depot told the
police that last Monday three men brought
a boy sod a girl Into hla store and pur
chased a new outfit for the boy. The
clofhes ware changed In tha rear of the
aura and tban tha party entered tha depot.
is Back Home;
Afraid to Kill Sclt
Frank Nicolai Wanders Three Days
and Nig-hts Trying to Screw
AUBURN, Ind.. Aug. 7. After wandering
In the woods without food for three days
and nights, struggling to pitch his nerve
to the point of killing himself. Frank Nico
lai. assistant cashier of the City National
bank, returned to this city today and was
arrested, charged with having embeziled
Si..ooo of the bank's funds.
"I have fought the fight," said Nloolal
at the Jail, "and 1 have come back to fare
For three years he acknowledged he had
been taking money from the bank. He
did not know the total of his defalcations.
Nicola!', left Auburn early yesterday. An
examination by W. D. Fraxler, bank exam
iner of Warsaw, Ind., showed a shortage of
"I got In wrong. I am going to end It
all, Goodbye to everybody. The life I have
been leading Is hell. Bury me beside my
mother at Acton. 'O."
This was one of the notes In Nlch
olal's desk, which wn broken open.
Another note, addressed to the president
of the bank and to "Brother Clerks," read
"Look at me and profit by my experi
ence. You don't know what It Is to suffer
until you take something that does not be
long to you."
Grand Army in
Veterans of Civil War Are Now in
Session in Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 7. -The forty
third national encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic began tonight with
the arrival of General Henry Nevlue, commander-in-chief,
accompanied by the offi
cial staff and members of the legislative
committee of the national counsel of ad
ministration. The commander-in-chief was
met by a delegation from the department
of Utah and representatives of the women'
various auxiliary organizations.
The advance guard of vinltors began ar
riving early today, and by Monday moro
than fifty trains will I'nve brought fruin
every direction their mho a of excursionists.
The campaign for the next place of en
campment has already begun. St. Loulb
and Sioux City being the two principal
For the office of commander-in-chief,
former Governor Samuel R. Van Sant of
Minnesota and former Attorney General
William Ketcham of Indiana are mentioned.
Governor Van Sant has already arrived and
next Monday he will open his headquarters
after the arrival of the Minnesota delega
tion. Woman Slain in
Grant Siers, Whose Wife Lives in
Iowa, Kills His Sister
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. T.-Orant
Piers. M years old, late today shot and
killed hla sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Siers,
at her home in this city and then killed
himself following a Jealous quarrel.
Biers was divorced from his wife, who
la now living In Humeston, la, Mrs. Mary
Siers had separated from her husband.
Siers and the woman had been living In
the same house, and when he went to get
his clothes a quarrel occurred and the
Indian Fighter is
Guilty of Murder
Posey Ryan is Convicted in Second
Degree by Jury at
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 7.-Posey Ryan
charged with killing hla wife and daugh
ter In a crowded restaurant here March
K was today found guilty of murder In
the second degree. The defense made Its
fight on the plea of Insanity.
In the early daya Ryan was known
throughout Nebraska as an Indian fighter
SETTLE TROUBLE BY MARRYING
Girl Detained at Ellis Island and
Man la Case Secure License
NEW YORK, Aug. 7. Emil Maurer and
Gretchen Selpelt. who arrived from Europe
as man and wife, although not married, a
few days ago, secured a license to be
married today. Although Miss Selpelt had
$3 000. ahe was detained at the Ellis Island
Immigration station, but was promised
admission If married to Maurer, who waa
willing. After obtaining a license today,
the couple, went to be married.
Mayor Signs Occupation Tax
Ordinances With Gold Pen
"Approved. August 7, 1909. James C.
This was written Saturday across the face
of earn of the six occupation tax ordi
nances and with the signature of the ex
ecutive the ordinances become the law of
The mayor signed the ordinances with a
gold pen which he afterwards presented to
Harry B. Zlmman. ho atarted the occu
pation tax moveimnt while In the council
eight months ago. Mr. Zlmman, who waa
pleased at the pai-ae of the ordinances
was also pleased t receive the pen which
approved hla pet measure, and told tha
mayor he would prtse It as one of his must
Both Mr. Zlmman and Mayor Pahiman
SIT ONTHE LED
After Monday . Postmaster General
Will Re Only Eigh Official
IAJT IS mi ET CLOSE TOUCH
Mem&eri of CxMurt ui Other Digni
ESCLE JOE RACK LT DANVILLE
Speaker Will Rnt in Boson of His
IMPORTANT CHANGE PLANNED
Preslarut WU1 Has Out Reorrssln
tloa of Interstate Commerce
Co an ml Ml on at Early Con.
fereace at Beverly.
WASHINGTON P. C. Aug. 7 Direc
tion of the affairs of the administration
was tonight left In the hands of two cabi
net officers Secretary of the Treasury
MacVeagh and Postmaster General Hitch
cock, and by Monday nlerht the distinction
will probably be enjoyed alone by Mr.
President Taft Is keeping In close touch
with Washington over the government
wire from Beverly, Mass. Vice President
Sherman is at his home In Utlca. N. T.
Speaker Cannon left today for his home In
Danville. III. Attorney General Wlcker
sham, accompanied by Mrn. Wlckersham.
started today for New York in an auto
mobile. ) To Reorganize C'ommlMlon.
While no definite time has been fixed
for a conference respecting President
Taft's plan to reorganize the Interstate
Commerce commission. It la expected that
the president and some members of his
cabinet, Including Attorney General Wlck
ersham and Secretary of Commerce and
Labor Nagel, will have such a confer
ence early In September either at New
York or at Beverly. .The whole matter
yet Is In a tentative state.
The, president's Idea is to arrange for
a division of the. work now done by the
Interstate Commerce commission. His
plan provides that Investigations Into vio
lations of the Interstate commerce act,
from which prosecutions may result, shall
be conducted either directly by the De
partment of Justice or by the Bureau of
Corporations Instead of by the Interstate
Secretary of State Knox left today for
his home at Valley Forge. Pa. Secretary
of the Treasury MacVeagh expects to
leave Monday for Dublin, N. H., where
he has a summer home. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson will leave tomorrow
for the west.
Investigation by Wilson.
Mr. Wilson will spend a week at his
home In Tama, la., after concluding some
departmental workJn BiainlfUI Jknd Utah.
He will confer at Rawlins, Wyo., with the
sheep raisers of that country. He la anxious
to ascertain whether there are lands In
cluded In the forest reserves which are
valuable for agricultural purposes.
If there are such lands In the reserves
he will recommend to the secretary of the
Interior tht they he listed for settlement
and entry. Later Secretary Wilson will go
to Ogden, Utah, where he will take up
the same question. Since June, 1906, there
have been 3RO.0O0 acres of farm lands In
the forest reserves turned over to home
steaders. Secretary Nagel of the Department of
Commerce and Labor will leave tomorrow
i night for his summer home at Marlon,
Mass., to spend ten days. He will then
return to Washirgton for a few days on
business connected wllh his department.
He will then return to Marlon again and
will visit hla home In St. Louis before re
turning to take up the winters work here.
Secretary of War Dickinson Is at his
home at Belle Meade, near Nashville, Tcnn.
Stcretary of the Navy Meyer la catching
salmon on the Restlgouche In Ontario
Postmaster General Hitchcock has not de
cided when he will leave Washington for
his vacation or where he will spend hla
holiday. He may later make a visit to
Secretary of the Interior Baillnger at Seat
tle. BOY IS ACCUSED OF MURDER
Teaaa I.ad Raid to Have Slain Play
matesDrank Mrseal Before
BROWN8VILLE. Tex.. Aug. . Charged
with the murder of Ellxa Contu. his 10-year-old
playmate, ldelfonso Gomez. It
years old. was arrested today and brought
here to be Jailed.
The body of the little victim was found
In a woods two days ago, following an
Investigation which revealed that the hoys
quarreled after drinking liberally of mescal.
ENGINEER DEAU TWO HURT
Rastbound Santa Fe Train Wrecked
by Broken Rail Near
QL'INCT. Ill , Aug. 7 An eastbound
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train was
wrecked by a broken rail near Gorln. Mo.,
today. Harvey Wallen was badly hurt and
Rrakeman Edward Monroe bad an arm
wanted the occupation tax on the public
utility corporations fixed at S per cent, au.l
Mr. Zimman campaigned on thla figure and
the mayor recommended It In his annual
message to the council. They have agreed
that I per cent la better than nothing and
say that later if It Is found that the new
tax Is not a burden to the affected cor
porations. It can be Increased.
Pressure waa brought on the mayor to
have him veto the ordinance affecting gas
companies, but ha declined to do this, as
ha believes the occupation tax added to
royalties now paid by the Omaha Gas com
pany will come close to giving the people
dollar gas. for mhlch his party declared In
the campaign when Mr. Dahlman was first
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
WANDERING JUDGE AT ROME
John Burns Tells Story of Clarkson's
HAD PASSION FOR HARD WORK
One of Ills First Questions Was as
to standing: of Bnse Ball Teams
Acts Like an Awaken
KENOSHA, Wis., Aug. 7.-John Bum,
who found Judge John R. Clarkson tt
Sabula, la., Friday, while he waa working
In a button factory, told this story of the
old man's wanderings:
"Judge Claikson left Kenosha on the
morning of July 16 after spending the night
at his home. He left the house at S o'clock
In the morning, and walked to the Illinois
state line. He caught a Chicago & Mil
waukee electric car, which took him into
Evanston, and theie he took another 'jar
"He had been In Ce' j only a few
minutes when he ha" hi "beard and tius
tache shaved off. Later ha sold his clothing
and purchased a suit of rough clothes aucn I
as are worn by worklngmen. The Judge;
aeemed to have a desire for manual labor.
Chicago Blank to Him.
"He remained In Chicago for two or three
days, but they are a blank to him. On the
third day he w andered Into the Northwest
ern station and bought a ticket to Morrison,
la. He had been in Morrison at the time
of his former disappearance, and yet he
remembers nothing that he did In that
Later he walked from Morrison, stopping
at Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Lyons
and other Iowa cities. He worked in the
fields when he could get anyone to hire
htm. He finally reached Clinton and from
there went to Sabula.
Like A n aliened Child.
"When found there he was Hke a child
awakening from sleep. He rubbed his eyes,
and the emotions shown in his face Indi
cated a struggle to recover hla mental
faculties. Then he did not known whether
he was Clarkson or Paul, but It all Is com
ing back to him now. The first question
he asked waa In regard to his wlfs and
mother. Then he discovered his changed
raiment and his missing beard. It was like
a new Van Winkle awakening from a long
Interested In Base Dull.
"The first thing he did when he got into
Chicago was to ask about the standing of
the ball teams. We slipped Into Kenosha
quietly Friday night. The Judge was Ilka
a child eager to get home.
"Today he Is feeling In excellent spirits
and shows that he is sound In mind and
The real estate'
transfers for the
month of July show
an increase of $586,
369.00 over the
same month one
The eauie comparison with the
building permits shows an Inrease
of $239, 232.00. Add to this the
record of the clearing house, show
ing an increase of 113.088.174.11
for the same month and you have
proof positive of the substantial
growth of Omaha.
People who have been rent
ers for years are waking up
to the fact that the money
paid as rent can be applied
toward the purchase of a home
of their own.
There are several hundred proper
ties advertised in todays real estate
columns, that can be bought for a
great deal leg now tban next year.
Ion't delay buy while the
prices are within your reach.
ft klf Mrfnf I' " J
AN UP-TO-DATE ELOPEMENT
Looks Like Peace
in Traction Row
on Chicago Lines
Indications Are Compromise Will Be
Effected Between Street Rail
way and Men.
CHICAGO, Aug. 7. Every positive de
velopment tonight In the controversy over
wages of the street car companies and
their employes tended toward an amicable
President Mitten of the Chicago City
Railway company paved the way for
friendly agreements when he offered the
employes of the Calumet & South Chicago
railway a substantial Increase In wages.
Immediately after this matter was aettled,
Mr. Mitten went Into conference with of
ficials of the South Hide union. The con
ference ).I'4,,fn several hours and fur
ther discussion was postponed until Mon
day. Walter L. Fisher, special traction coun
sel for the city, participated In all the
conferences. Mayor Busse haa determined
that a city representative shall be present
and participate In every conference In
volving the question of the proper opera
tion of street cars.
Russian Surg-eon Refuses to Stop
Operation When He Cuts Himself
KIEV, Russia, Aug. T. Samuel Kahn
glsaer, professor of surgery of the
Vomans Medical Institute of St. Peters
burg, died here today of blood poisoning.
While performing an operation a fort
night ago the professor cut himself with
an operating knife. He did not permit the
accident to Interrupt the operation, which
lasted two hours and resulted success
fully. ONE-HALF OF CREW OF
MAORI LOSE THEIR LIVES
Only Twenty-One of Fifty-Three Mem
on Board the Boat Are
CAPE TOWN, Aug. T. The remaining
survivors on board the British steamer
Maori, which ran on the rocks tha nlcht
of Auguat 4 off Slang bay, were rescued
today. Of the crew of fifty-three men on
beard the Maori only twenty-one were
SHOOTS WIFE AND HIMSELF
Ohio Man Inflicts Wounds frona
Wklck Both Will Prob
CLARKSBURG, W. Vs.. Aug. 6 David
Pheets, aged 30 years, of Columbus, O., to
night shot and fatally wounded hla wife,
and then, turning the weapon upon him
self, eent a bullet into his body which will
cause his death before morning, according
to physicians. The tragedy occurred at the
home of his mother at Bridgeport, W. Va.
MOURMELON - LE - GRAND, France,
Aug. 7. Roger Sommer, the French aviator,
today beat the world's record for pro
longed flight In an aeroplane. Hla ma
chine remained In the air for 1 hours, Z1
minutes and 15 seconds.
Sommer started at 3:14 a. m, in the
bright moonlight, and for a time traveled
slowly near the ground at elevations run
ning from six tc thirty ards. After the
machine had become limbered up the avia
tor Increased his speed, and the coming of
daylight showed him traveling and
maneuvering easily. When It became evi
dent he had beaten the duration record
held by Wilbur Wright, the assembled
crowd cheered wildly and. as Summer
came to the ground at 41 minutes and U
seconds past 6 he was given an ovation.
M. omjxier la one ol the new school of
BELLEVUE MAY BE RANGE
Liable to Be Selected Instead of
Ashland After All.
CLOSE TO FORT CR00Z BIO POINT
Army Officer Are Secretly Looking;
Over the Situation and May De
ride to Recommend the
Change Be Madl.
Brigadier General Charles Morton and
Major Chase W. Kennedy, adjutant gen
eral of the Department of the Missouri,
has returned from an Inspection of the
proposed new regular army target range
It Is understood the Ashland range has
not been definitely decided upon as a
permanent range after all and that there
Is a possibility the Bellevue range may
yet be considered. Its proximity to Fort
Crook makes It less expensive than the
Aahland range, and It Is said to possess
every facility that the Ashland range
offers. The officers have not announced
the result of their Inspection or even their
recommendations and It Is not known
what decision they may come to. A num
ber of parties Interested In the Bellevue
range proposition accompanied the officers,
showing them over the ground.
Should the Bellevue range be finally de
termined upon It may be made the per
manent encampment grounds for the Ne
braska militia organizations during their
summer encampments, as Ashland has
been for two or three years.'
H0NEYM00NERS MUST PAY UP
Cailfornlana (aoght by Customs
Officials and Forced to Let
NEW YORK, Aug. 7. Adolph Flelsch
mann, a wealthy fruit grower of Los An
geles, Cal had to pay the United States
customs service S2.&87 today because goods
that he and hla bride brought with them
on their return from their wedding trip
abroad had been declared as worth only
The customs officials appraised them at
$1,657 and seised them for undervaluation.
When Fleischmann and his bride appeared
for a hearing before Customs Solllctor
Harrison Osborne today, Mr. Flelschmnnn's
attorney argued that a bride and groom
of only si months should not be severely
dealt with for failure to remember such
prosaic things as customs duties.
In the end Fleischmann paid the penalty,
which was the value of the goods with
duty at 60 per cent.
HELPED FOUND LEAVENWORTH
H. Miles Moore, Widely Known In
Border Times, Killed by
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. Aug. 7.-H.
Miles Moore, one of the founders of the
city of Leavenworth, and widely known
throughout the southwest because of his
connection with border troubles before
and after the civil war, was struck by a
runaway horse here today and Instantly
killed. The shaft of the wagon to which
the horse was attached penetrated Into Mr.
Moore's side. Mr. Moore waa 13 years old.
He was the oldest practicing lawyer In
French aviators, several of whom recently
have made records that would have at
tracted world-wide attrition a year ago.
On July 27 he made a flight of 1 hour, 23
minutes and SO seconds. August t he flew
nine miles in twelve minutes, which Is at
the rate of forty-five miles an hour, and
on August 4 he made a flight of a few
seconds over two hour. He is using a bi
plane of the Voisin type.
The record of duration made by Wilbur
Wright ta two hours, twenty mlnutrs and
fifty-seven seconds. It as made at Le
mana, France, last December.
MIX KOLA, N. y., Aug. 1.C. Foster
Wlllard made four low flights of about
one mile each in the t urns, aeroplane be
longing to the Aeronautic society early to
day. This la the machine which an
wrecked In a flight made by Alexander
Williams about two weak ago.
TAFT GOES HOME
AND PLATS' GOLF
President Arrives t Beverly and
Bejins at 0n:e to Enjoy
TAXES TEN-MILE AUTO RIDE
Finds Mrs. Taft in Better Health, and
is Much Gratified.
LEAVES FOR WEST SEPTEMBER 15
Will Defend New Tariff Act During-
His Long" Trip.
AS SINCERE EFFORT OF PARTY
Will Alan Ask nppnrt of Country
In Hie Corporation Tas Policy
Will Do Little Work
Dor Ins: Vacation.
BEVERLY. Mass, Aug. 7. President
Tsft arrived from Washington today and
spent the morning at golf and the after
noon with his family.
At sunset, with Mrs. Taft and Miss
Helen Tsft, the president had a ten
mile motor ride over the road of the
picturesque old North Shore. So far aa
possible Mr. Taft will adhere to his
program during every eck day of the
stay at the summer cottatie on Burgess
On Sunday mornings a visit to the
First 1'nltartan church will take ths
place of golf, but the afternoon suto
movtle trips will continue juat the
"In view or Mrs. Tnft's health we
will make as few engagements aa we
can and endeavor to have a summer of
complete rest," suvl the president.
Mr. Taft played eighteen holes this
afternoon over the Myopia Hunt club
links. When he left Washington he waa
doing the Chevy Chaxe course In ninety
two and ninety-three strokes, aa agalnat
scores, overlapping the 100 mark a month
ttolf Helps Hla Temper.
The president declared to a number of
hla visitors that the improvement in hla
golf game had much to do with hla
amiable good humor during the heat of
the tariff debate.
Tonight Mr. Taft, with Hugh John
stone, a summer cottager here, defeated
F. Oden Horatmuan of Washington and
his son, Robert Taft. 1 up and 1 to play.
The marked improvement In Mrs.
Taft's health was strikingly Illustrated
this morning when she went to the sta
tion to greet the president Mr. Taft
declared afterwards that Mrs. Taft's
rapid recuperation from her nervous
breakdown at Washington waa the most
grstlfylng feature of the commencement
of his vacation.
President Taft will devote little or no
time to the preparation of hla first reg
ular message to congress until after he
begins his western trip on September IS
Will Talk Tariff oa Trip.
In the speeches he Is to deliver In the
west he will defend the tariff act as a
sincere effort to comply with the party
platform and campaign promisee; will
ask the support of the country for the
corporation tax law and explain fea
turea of the new law as occasion per
mits. Counter Charge
by Mrs. Castle
Woman Who Shot William Craig:
Accuses Him of At
sault. NEW YORK Aug. 7-Mre. Mary B.
Castle of California, the former actress,
who shot at William B. Craig, a New
York lawyer, In the elevator of the Waldorf-Astoria
last Tuesday, attempted to
prefer a counter charge against Craig
when she was arraigned In police court
today on a charge of felonious assault.
The nature of the proposed complaint was
not announced, and the magistrate ad
journed the hearing until Monday without
taking all the evidence.
The evidence of Mr. Craig and the ele
vator operator was taken, today. Craig
said Mra. Castle met him In the Waldorf
Astoria and asked him for ten minutes'
conversation. When he refused he entered
the elevator, she followed him Into tha
elevator and sat down. In a moment she
arose and the shot was fired. Ha could
not tell whether the bullet was Intended
for him. He grasped Mrs. Castle's wrlut
and held the revolver pointed downward
until aaslstance came.
Craig started to say, "I have believed
that this defendant was mentally Incom
petent, and now I hope'
But the magistrate stopped him by say
ing that such evidence was Improper. '
When Magistrate Butts adjourned the
hearing to Monday Mrs. Castle requested
that he grant her a private Interview so
that she could make a complaint agalnat
Mr. Craig, but the magistrate refused an
Interview as highly improper. The magis
trate promised to entertain the charge on
Wisconsin Fanner Cuts Throats
of Wife and Two
BARRON. Wis., Aug 7 Christian Han
son, a wealthy farmer, residing near
Cameron, cut the throat of his wife and
18 and lS-year-old daughters aome time
yesterday afternoon and then hanged him
self to a rafter in hl barn. The crime
was discovered by the other children on
their return from a berrying expedition
latt Invt n'ur'ii Inaanity Is supposed to
have been the cause.
DON JAIME J0 TAKE WIFE
Pretender to Spanish Throne Will
Marry I'rlnorae of Imperial
PARIS. Auk 7 A pc.al dispatch re
ceived here from Madrid savs that Don
i Jaime, ihe pretrnder to the Spanish throne,
, shortly a ill marry a prlnoess of tha lm-
I renal Uerman la may. Kmpesar -has
uiinarntod ta Lbs auwa
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