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New York. Dr. Carlos F. Mac
Donald, who testified as expert wit
ness for the state in the Thaw
habeas corpus proceedings at White
Plains, July, 1912, declared today
that there was no doubt but that
Harry K. Thaw would return to all
the vices to which he was addicted
before he was locked up at Matte
wan. "Unquestionbly," he said, "Harry
Thaw will return to the use of drink
and drugs and to moral perversions.
Thaw is incurably insane. His dis
ease is progressive. The -moment he
takes a drink of whisky or wine he
will at once become irresponsible
again and his diseased mind will re
vert to the delusions of persecution
which he cherished before he slew
White. He is likely at any time, in
such a state, to single out one of
those persons who he believes has
wronged him and attempt violence."
New York. Mrs. Mary Copley
Thaw, mother of Harry K. Thaw,
and Mrs. George Carnegie, his sister,
openly expressed their joy at the. es
cape of Thaw from Mattewan Asy
lum for the Criminal Insane, at the
Hotel Gotham today.
Mrs. Thaw and Mrs. Carnegie say
they came here to visit Harry at
Mattewan today. Both declared pos
itively that they had had no advance
information as to Harry's escape.
"I am glad that Harry escaped,"
said Mrs. Thaw, today. "I did not
know anything about it until I saw
the newspapers, but I am glad, glad,
glad! My son should never have
been locked up. tl was time the trav
esty on justice was ended. It- was
time thepublic stopped from feeding
on the sorrows of our family.
Pittsfield, Mass, Harry K. Thaw
dodged the police here early today
after staying all night at the Lenox
. Thaw shot out of town before 6
o'clock this morning in a high-pow
ered automobile. He headed toward
Thaw was identified by Richard
Stanley, former selectman and pro
prietor of the Lenox Hotel, Richard
Leary, a guest of the hotel, and S.
P. Lane, an employe.
Thaw signed the register as 'T.
H. Lewis ot New York." A bigman,
who was with him and who referred
to Thaw as his chauffeur, signed the
register as "Dr. Holden, New York."
The entire state is aroused, and
the police everywhere have been noti
fied to look out for Thaw and for tie
automobile in which he arrived here,
which was either a Packard cr a
New York. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw,
wife of Harry K. Thaw, who esc-eu
from Matteawan Asylum for tha
criminal insane yesterday, is under
guard of detectives today.
Mrs. Thaw believes that Thaw will
hunt her up and try to kill her. She
says the last words Thaw said to her
were:. "My job will. not be complete
until I get you."
Hammerstelh. -and other of her
friends hired the detectives to guard
Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, mother of
the escaped madman,' laughs at her
daughter-in-law's talk" of. fear. She
says it is all for effect, and only what
might be expected from one In the
business ot ner daughter-in-law.
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's son, "Pom
Pom," is in London. She said today
she was gjad he was out of harm's
New York. As$istant District At
torney Wasservogel, acting district
attorney of New York in the absence
of District Attorney Charles S. Whit
man, today declared thaC Harry K.
Thaw Is not subject to extradition.
"But," he added significantly, "the
authorities of any state can arrest
Thaw on sight as a dangerous char
acter." Assistant District Attorney Koenig