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CASPEMTER UWE UNUSUAL
WHY BOSS, WHEN WE ALTERS
THAW, ON STAND, IS NERVOUS
New York, July 9. Harry K. Thaw
took the witness stand for the second
time in his present sanity trial this
time as a state's witness. Slightly
nervous at the start, he soon regained
his composure and answered all ques
tion smilingly and at ease.
One of the first questions fired at
him by Deputy Att'y Gen. Cook was
whether he believed William Travers
Jerome, his "nemesis," was in a con
spiracy with several rich men to keep
him in Matteawan.
Thaw declared his counsel had told
him as much. Then he added:
"But I don't believe there is any
such conspiracy now. And I don't
think you are in league with any mil
lionaires to put me back in Mattea
,"wan." "How long was Alfred Henry Lewis
your press agent?" Cook asked, sud
denly changing the subject.
"I never hire any press agents,"
Cook continued to press Thaw on
this point and the prisoner finally ad
mitted that Lewis had been engaged
by him in 1913 and continued in his
employ until his death, a few months
ago. Thaw admitted he published a
little newspaper while in New Hamp
shire. "This wasfhot to influence senti
ment in my favor," he exclaimed. "It
was to advertise the weaknesses on
the other side."
Thaw was visibly nervous as Cook
continued questioning. He shifted
his position and his answers grew
vague and inaudible. His counsel ad
vised him "just to answer Mr. Cook's
Cook read into the record a letter,
written by Thaw to a friend named"
Hughes, urging him to use his influ
ence with friends in congress to de
feat Jerome's attempts to get him
back to the United States.
"Oh, that would take rae two
hours," he replied when Cook asked
him to explain the letter. ,
"Two hours to explain that fetter?"
"No, means that I couldn't explain
it for two hours," was Thaw's re
sponse, while the jurors watched him
Washington. Rev. Andrew Jones,
colored evangelist, considered by
Washington, negroes a great prophet,
announced that the capital will have
"neither peace nor prosperity for 16
Medford, Mass. Spring lamb in
James A. Malone's flock ran wild.
Did the 'one-step, tango, and finished
up with a regular Bo Peep trot Later
found afflicted with rabies."
New York. Man is drunk when
he tries to kiss his mother-in-law, ac
cording to Mrs. Peter Newell, testi
fying m her daughter's suit for di
vorce from Alfred B. Baker, an illustrator.