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THAW TAKES STAND IN HIS
, DESPERATE BATTLE
Coaticooic, -Que.,. Sept. 4. In the
last desperate battle to escape de
portation, Harry K. Thaw Is on the
witness stand before a special board
of inquiry of the immigration depart
The ruling of Judge Hutchinson
that freed Thaw from the little.,
prison in Sherbrook gave Jerome a
decisive victory and placed the lun
atic's disposition in the hands of the
, This morning the Matteawan fugi
tive told for the first time of the
route he had taken after his escape.
He claimed his 'original intention
was to get to Pittsburgh, and that he
had purchased a ticket to Rochester,
N. H., and discovered that this tiwn
was not pn a direct route to Pitts
burgh. He then got a ticket for
Whitefield, N. H.,- but learned that
station was also off- the main line,
and took another train for Beecher
Falls, Vt, then drove part way to
Coaticook before he was arrested.
At-the conclusion of the story he
was taken in charge by Doctors Burd
and Beauchamp, medical officers of
the dominion, who will rule as to his
If it is their decision that he is still
insane, he will he taken to Vermont
and placed in the hands of the sheriff
waititfg to receive him. It is rumored
that Jerome may take him away from
the Vermont authorities and rush
him through to New York because of
Thaw's boast that the editorials he
has published in Vermont have made
the people favorable to him.
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
L. V. Ashbaugh, whose name ap
peared at the head of 'the editorial
column, the Chicago Press as pub
lisher, has withdrawn from the com
pany and ownership, and Chas. R.
Crane is now the owner and pub
lisher. Ashbaugh is publisher of the
Omaha News, the St. Paul News and 1
the Minneapolis News. He and Crane
together' established The Press,
something over a year ago.
W. C. Rogers now represents
Crane in the ownership."
BITS OF NEWS
Mrs. Mary Kuntzen, 67, 1542 Grace
st, suicide. Gas. Leaves husband.
Three people injured when auto
went into ditch at 106th and Penna.
Federal Judge Sanborn has taken
under advisement the case involving
the right to send pictures of nude wo
men through mail.
W. 0, Hensgen, wireless expert,
said that before long everybody
woukfbe setting watches by wireless
County. Board awarded new Deten
tion Hospital contract to Rudolph S.
Blome Co. for $369,000.
Cook county, through State's At
torney Hoyne, will take steps to force
clerk of Municipal Gourt to turn over
fees received m state cases.
Coroner Hoffman wants law passed
making it misdemeanor for pedes
trian to cross street other than at in
tersections. New York. U. S. Dist. Atty. E.
Snowden Marshall will file suit
against alleged "jewelry trust" for
violation of Sherman law.
Manchester, Eng. Fire destroyed
warehouse of Manchester Ship Canal
Co. Damage $1,250,000.
Calumet, Mich. Fifteen arrests
made of pickets. Mounted troops
drove through crowds of strikers.
. Harrisburg, Pa. William Beidle
man, grandfather of State Senator
Beidleman, dead after fast of 55 days
Would not give reason for starving.
Albany. Vandals opened grave of
Mrs. Pauline Blum, buried Sunday.
Stole metal casket, leaving body in
rough pine box after severing finger
on which she wore wedding ring.
Mocking birds find it difficult to
mock a mule. :