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ANI HE GOT THE HOOK.
A Kentucky .postmaster named
McHargqSj who is also editor of
the Mountain Echo; permitted his
editorial instinct o run away
with his office-holding proclivi
ties and has been summarily dis
missed. The following paragraph
in his paper prjnted as a celebra
tion of Tuly4 is the reason for his
canning. And it is a good rea
"Yes, we are still for Taft, even
if he was made the receiver of the
stolen goods in the form of illegal
delegates. What if his nomination
is tainted?' There are men in the
House and Senate whose titles
are also tainted and we have up
held them all along. - One more
will not matter much, and then
Mr. Taft accepte.cUne stolen dele-
gates so gracefully that one could
scarcely help admiring his nerve
Yes, you bet, we're for 'Big Bill
and 'Sunny Jim,' Boss Barnes,
Penrose, the high finance of Wall
street and all the other embellishw
ments that will add luster to the
Taft campaign. Let 'er go; it's a'
great ticket, and we have fallen
for it strong."
NEW YORK LETTER.
New York, July 18. The mur
der of Stanford White was pne ai.
the most expensive crimes evea
It has cost the state of New.
York about $350,000 to get Harra
K. Thaw into the Matteawan hw
sane asylum and keep him there
Thaw and his mother have sDer
more than $1,000,000 in his iria
and the subsequent hearings helc
to decide whether he may have
become sane enough fo be let out
The two trials the firs't endings
in a disagreement, the second its
Thaw's cdmmittment to MatteaJ
wan cost the state $100,0dQj
each. At the end of the second
trial Thaw declared he was bank
rupt. He had spent $438,000 iflri
money and owed $453,000 moras
He paid Clifford Hartridge $104J
000 fees and ''expenses," anq
Hartridge sued him for $50,0D0
additional. Delphin M. DelmasJ
the Pacific coast lawyer, got $40p.
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Thaw's mother sold coal landd
and raised money to carry on the
fight for Harry's freedom. In 1909.
his first hearing took place at
White Plains. Wjlliam T. Jerome,