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FIRST MOVING PICTURES OF HARRY THAWS
THRILLING ESCAPE APPEAR INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, gassa 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher,
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. 278
Chicago, Friday, Aug. 22, 1913
THAW LAUGHS AT TALK OF ANOTHER
ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE BEING MADE
Lawyers of Matteawan Fugitive Appeal to Royal Offi
cials of England for Aid Sherbrooke Jail Guarded
to Prevent Second Flight of Prisoner.
Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 22. Harry
Kendall Thaw, the mad American
millionaire, is isolated in the local jail.
Only his lawyers are permitted to see
Gov. Laforce told reporters that he
was taking these precautions because
he fears an attempt to free Thaw by
A dozen heavily armed men have
been Rationed around the hospital
ward of the jail in which Thaw is
It is said that these guards have
orders to shoot to kill should any at
tempt to escape be attempted.
Thaw and his attorneys laughed at
the. story of an attempt to escape
having -even been thought of today.
The New York authorities helped
circulate the story that such an at
tempt had been planned.
Thaw's lawyers today gave him a
positive promise that he will not be
turned over to New York authorities.
This occurred, immediately after
the return here from Ottawa of W. P.
Shurtcliffe,' K. C., chief of the Thaw
coips of attorneys. It is supposed
Shurtcliffe brought the promise and
that there is good grounds for it.
Thaw's attorneys also told him he
probably would have to leave Can
ada. He may either be deported at
the point at which he entered the
country or allowed tq choose his . own
Thaw's attorneys will fight to get
from the Dominion government per-,
mission for Thaw to leave the coun
try by Detroit and thus reach Penn-.
Sentiment for Thaw is growing.
Several newspapers which support
the government have printed edi-