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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1913, Image 2

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ftfpVed by the bankruptcy proceed
ings involving me recently in the
courts of that state. I think it the
duty of the governor of Pennsylvania
to come to my aid."
Thaw today gave out statement in
which he said it was the action of
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw in returning to
her old life on the stage that had
driven him to seek escape from Mat
teaWan. He intimated that he still loved
her and that it hurt him to think of
her living the old Broadway life.
'Thaw's attorneys today success
fully blocked the habeas corpus pro
ceedings despite the urgent objec
tions of District Attorney Conger of
Duchess County, New York.
Charles D. White, K. C, chief of
Thaw's counsel, said that delay so he
might prepare his case was absolute
ly necessary. Conger protested to
Judge Arthur Globensky, but the
court pointed out that Thaw was un
der an eight days' commitment and'
could not be brought into court be
fore the expiration of tnat period ex
cept on a writ of habeas corpus ap
plied for by himself.
This probably means that Thaw's
counsel will not bring him Into court
for a week or so.
There is little doubt but that Thaw
will be released on the habeas cor
pus proceedings, but the moment he
is he will be rearrested on the sup
plementary warrant under the immi
gration law.
Ottawa. The surrender of Harry
K Thaw to the New York authorities
was demanded today in a telegram to
the immigration authorities from
Acting Governor Glynn of New York.
e Immigration officials say no ac
tion will be taken until the present
proceedings are concluded.
New York. Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw laughed bitterly 'today when
told that Harry K Thaw had intimat
ed that he still loved her and only
had escaped from Matteawan asy
lum When she returned to "the
degradation" of the Broadway life.
"Harry Thaw love me?" she cried.
"That is the worst yet.
"Do any of his actions tend to
show he loves me? It is nonsense.
If he loved me would he have left me
her6 in New York among strangers
to shift for myself, to starve if I
could not find some, means of earning
my own living?
"I am really frightened now. The
news from Sherbrooke is frightful.
What shall I do if that man gets back
to New York? The situation Is get
ting more serious every minute. If
he should go free I would be driven
desperate.
"Harry's controlling impulse is his
egotism. It has been that which al
ways has got him into trouble. It"
was his egotism that caused his ar
rest Monday. When he learned I
had made a success on the stage it
made him furious. He wanted to see
me in the gutter, and to know thatxI
could get out only by his aid. When
he found that I could stand alone and
live by my own efforts, he determined
to get out and kill-me.
"I know that man so well I pre
dicted what would happen when he
escaped from Matteawan. I forsee
exactly what will happen if the law
relaxes its grip on that crazy man.
"I shall stay right here in New
York. I am safer here than I would
be elsewhere."
Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 21 -Harry
K. Thaw, escaped slayer of Stan
ford White, showed signs of fearing
a return to Matteawan asylum for
the criminal insane for the first time
today.
The millionaire spent practically
the entire day walking nervously up
and down the big hospital ward of
the jail. At times his walk became
so fast that it was almost a rim.
At the same time the feeling to
ward Thaw here is rapidly becoming
more and more favorable..
Sherbrooke is taking on the gen-

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