Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
DIGGS LAYS COWARD ROLE TEARS DOWN
THE CHARACTER OF WARRINGTON GIRL
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
fd. D. Cochran, gspga 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher.
Tel. Monroe 353.
f PL. 2, NO. 276 Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1913 ONE CENT 1
MILLIONS PITTED AGAINST THE LAW
-THAW CASE IN A NUTSHELL
Thaw Family Willing to Spend a Million to Keep Harry
K. Thaw From Being Returned to Asylum Mad
man Feels Certain He Is Beyond Clutches of
the Law Wants New Sanity Trial,
Sherbrooke,. Que., Aug. 20. Harry
K Thaw will, be released today be
cause the commitment under which
he was placed in jail is absurdly ir
regular, but he will be re-arrested
The immigration authorities will
immediately take charge of him and
unless he produces the ticket to De
troit which he claims to have, he will
be deported immediately, being sent
back to the United States by the
same route that he entered Canada.
Although he willingly admits his
identity and was really the cause of
his own arrest by declaring he was
Thaw when" he noticed a man look
ing at a portrait of the escaped Mat
teawan madman, doubt stiU. lingers
in the minds of United States officials
that Thaw would deliberately give
himself up in such a fashion after his
cunning scheme of escape.
Persistent reports are coming from
New York that the man being held
in Sherbrooke Ib not Thaw at all but
another man who is impersonating
the lunatic while Thaw makes his'
Since his arrest Thaw has paced
his cell continuously. His eyes have
a wild, strained look of sleeplessness.
He declined to be photographed be
cause his collar was soiled and his
clothes mussed up, and he showed
obvious pleasure when men, women
and children from neighboring vil
lages flocked into Sherbrooke and
yelled remarks of encouragement to
Courteously, but firmly, he has re-