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in a Canadian court beyond the mere
verdict of an American court. Such
a process .would, take months, and
Thaw and his counsel have studied
the law involved carefully. The very
fact that Thaw choose Quebec, the
province which has proved so difficult
in other extradition cases, shows he
acted deliberately. The preliminary
hearing at Sherbrooke seems to have
. It seems as if the New York state
officials in order to get Thaw extra
dited might again have to go through
all the long battle of the alienists
that occurred seven years ago and
resulted in the slayer of Stanford
White being sent to Matteawan.
East Rochester, N. H. City Mar
shal John Young is guarding a big
Packard automobile in the barn of
John I. Rankin at Adams Corner to
day. It is the machine that carried
Harry K. Thaw from Matteawan.
Hazel Rankin, daughter of the
farmer, says two men brought the
car to the farm, offering to pay "any
amount" if the farmer would keep
the car until they called for it.
The girl identified a picture of
Thaw as the likeness of one of the
men with the automobile.
- The license tag, found hidden in
the machine, traced the ownership
to the Packard Lyric Renting Com
pany, 1491 Broadway, New York.
By street car conductors, the two
men were traced from the farm to
Rochester, where they took the train
on which Thaw later was identified
by Deputy Sheriff Kelsey.
New York. John Collins at 1491
Broadway, the address of the owner
of the Packard automobile held at
East Rochester, N. H., said today he
is head of the Packard Lyric Renting
Company, and that the description
and license number of the auto be
lieved to be the one in which Thaw
escaped from Matteawan are the
same as those of an automobile he
rented last Friday to "Dick" Butler.
Butler is a former assemblyman
wanted in connection with Thaw's -escape.
FAMILY OF FIVE ARE MURDERED
AND FARM IS BURNED
Dubuque, la., Aug. 21. Henry
Sternweis, his wife and three chil
dren, whose bodies were found In the
ruins of burned buildings on their
farm early today, were murdered and
the buildings fired to hide the crime,
officials declare this afternoon after
a visit to the farm.
Near the house, wheer the bodies
of Mrs. Sternweis and the three chil
dren were found, deputy sheriffs
raked from the ashes eleven empty
-revolver cartridges. The body of
Sternweis was recovered from the
ruins of the granary. All the build
ings on th efarm were burned, with
the exception of one, and rags satu
rated with kerosene, were found in
this building, indicating that an at
tempt had been made to burn it.
FOUND DEAD IN' GRANT PARK
The body of Moses Avner, 65, a
loan shark, living at 7125 S. Chicago
avenue, was found in Grant Park,
east of the Illinois Central tracks, op
posite Peck court.
Although there was a strong odor
of carbolic acid on Avner, no bottle
"was found in the vicinity. However,
the police incline strongly to the sui
cide theory, as a gold watch, a dia
mond ring and a bank book showing
a deposit of several hundred dollars
were found on him.
Avner had only, one leg. His body
was taken to Ball's rnorgue.
Two American farmers met a day
or two after a cyclone had swept
over their farms. "She shook things
up pretty bad out at my place," said
one, stroking his whiskers, medita
tively. "By the way, Hiram," he
added, "that new barn o' yourn get
hurt at all?" "Wai;" drawled the
other, "I dunno. I hain't found it