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THAW ATTY SPRINGS SURPRISE
PUTS THAW ON FIRST
New York, June 23. Att'y John B.
Stanchfield, chief counsel for Harry
K. Thaw in his fight tojjrove his san
ity, sprung a surprise onrthe state
today by putting the slayer of Stan
ford White on the stand as his own
first witness. Deputy Att'y General
Cook was so taken by surprise that
he had not prepared to cross examine
the prisoner and after occupying the
stand for about 25 minutes Thaw was
excused. He is, however, subject to
recall at any time when the state is
ready to cross examine him.
Thaw was plainly nervous and he
sank into his witness chair. His
hands twitched and his replies to
Stanchfield were given in an un
steady voice, scarcely audible to the
huge crowd that packea the court
room. After a short time, however,
he regained his composure and
made his answers in a clear, steady
INDICTED POLITICIANS MUM
PREPARE FOR TRIALS
Indianapolis, June 23. Thos. Tag
gart, Democratic national commit
teeman, and others of 128 politicians
indicted yesterday by Marion county
grand jury refused today to be deep
ly concerned over charge that they
had conspired to commit election
At city hall, where practically every
office contributed its quota of indict
ed men, including Mayor Joseph E.
Bell, there was a little more gossip
than usual, but the city's work was
At police headquarters, which had
contributed its chief, Samuel V. Per
ott, two lieutenants and a dozen pa
trolmen, all was peaceful.
FfTorrs of the indicted men were
confined largely to passing out the
word that a "sinister influence" was
at work against them.
"Miss Pandora Zwieback, our local
milliner, advertises that if people
having untrimmed hats will bring
them to her she will see that they
get trimmed. Several have come
away admitting that this is true."
.Federal agents seized 16,416 cans
pork and beans shipped here by the
Thomas Canning Co., Grand Rapids,.
Mich. Charge violation pure food law.
Admen will meet in Philadelphia
Miss M. Friedman, 20, stenogra
pher, testified in Maxwell st. police
court that Oscar Gilbert, 7654 Ogles
by av., jabbed hypodermic needle in
her arm. $100 fine.
Frances Pinchon, 18, on way alone
from Prance to Waterloo, la., disap
peared in Chicago April 16. Not yet
Charles M. Gates, 845 Buena av.,
wealthy real estate man, dead. In
jured in fall last February.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain and
provisions higher. July wheat close,
NEW YORK STOCKS. General
tone of market weak on active
Fair tonight and Thursday, possi
bly becoming unsettled by Thursday
night; slowly rising temperature;
moderate winds, mostly easterly.
Temperature Tuesday: Highest, 77;
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