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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 20, 1913, Image 4

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here reflect the general opinion of
all the Canadians.
At Beacon, N. Y., a moving picture
company has already commenced a
reproduction of the latest "thriller."
A principal, selected because of his
remarkable likeness l.o the escaped
madman, has been dressed in exact
imitation of his attire. Automobiles
of the identical type used in the sen
sational 'escape from Matteawan
have been supplied and infinite care
has been taken by the managers to
perfect "the play.
A controversy has developed be
tween Chief of Police Boudeau of
Coaticook, -Canada, and Deputy
Sheriff Kelsfey of - New Hampshire.
Both claim they are entitled to the
$500 and $50 rewards offered for
Thaw's capture. Each has presented
his claim to Dr. Kieb, of Matteawan,
who said today that he would await
further developments before grant
ing either demand.
Thaw has sent a telegram to Dr.
Britton D. Evans and while the con
tents are not known, it is considered
certain that he has retained Evans as
his chief alienist should it be neces
sary for him to try to show that
he was illegally confined In Mattea
wan. This is a very Important proposi
tion in the case. As an Insane man
he has no standing under the strin
gent Canadian immigration laws.
But if he can claim, and justify the
claim, that he was sane and unjustly
confined, then his status is materially
altered and he is not an undesirable
alien.
Thaw and his family are willing to
spend a million dollars to keep him
from being returned to the. asylum
for insane convicts.
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HEROISM SAVES PASSENGERS
FROM BURNING TRAIN
Crary, N. D., Aug. 20. Two un
identified men were killed and twenty ;
others injured when the Oriental
limited, the Great Northern's fastest
train, was derailed and crashed into
an elevator on the side of the road.
Engineer J. A. Sargent prevented
a more serious wreck by staying
with his engine and bringing the train
to a stop after the tender and three
coaches had left the track. Fire de
stroyed the coaches, and the passen
gers buried beneath the1 wreckage
screamed in horror as the flames
crept closer to them, but the heroic
work of the passengers who had es
caped saved every one before the
flames had gained much headway.
BITSFNEWS
Commodore Perry's reconstructed
flagship, The Niagara, narrowly es
caped being sunk this afternoon ow
ing to ja mof people that boarded it
In lake at foot of Randolph st.
George Torsetano, 2626 W.'Super
lor st, struck and left broken at Van
Buren st. and Western av. by auto
lst who fled.
Michael Reichert brought before
Judge Sabath on charge of having
tried to drlng carbolic acid while
drunk, sentenced to Bryan highballs.
Mary Wilson, negress, 2239 S.
Dearborn St., found guilty of man
slaughter in connection with fatal
stabbing of John Nicholas, 1608 W.
Division St., Aug. 80. -
Thomas Ryan, laborer, 612 W.
Madison st, robbed of $5 and badfy
beaten by two men at Monroe and
Halsted sts.
Michael Rosenberg. 27. owner of
scrap iron yard W. 15th st. and Blue
Island av.. shot in lee bv one nf fnnr
men who he had told to go away from
in tront 01 nis place.
Band concert In Lincoln Park to.
night.
Forsvth Viszenski. 2. fell into nan
of hot starch left by mother and was
Otto Langerbech, -211 Florimund
st, book agent, found dead. Gas.
Wife believes it accident

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