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"Well, wouldn't that make you
sick," one of the maidens expostu
lated. "Great Heavens, a girl can't
have a thing these days that the
men don't try to cop. And him with
such a shape! My gracious!
The- slit skirt still holds sway in
Cincinnati and the tailors who
made the slit panties for Hinnau say
they have orders for four more pair
for other men, presumably for the
FEDERAL OFFICIALS AGREE THAT NO STATE OF
FOREIGN COUNTRY COULD EXTRADITE THAW
New York, Aug. 18. Harry Ken
dall Thaw, slayer of Stanford White,
who escaped from Matteawan state
hospital for the criminal insane' yes
terday morning, was still at liberty
"Clues" Us to Thaw's whereabouts
have been pouring in by telegraph
from every partbf New England. But
all have been valueless. Those
searching for the escaped madman
are utterly at sea.
Possibly the most reliable informa
tion as to Thaw's whereabouts is that
given out by his mother this after
noon. She said she had received a
telegram from him dated Danbury,
Mass., and telling her that Thaw
planned to take a rest before going
to Elmhurst; Pa., the Thaw country
It has been established that Thaw
crossed the Connecticut border from
New York, thus making himself safe
from arrest or extradition. After that
the police are going mainly on theory.
The most likely clue came from
Lenox, Mass., where a man who
spent the night at the. Hotel Lenox
was identified by Richard A. Stanley,
proprietor of the hotel, and two
others, as Thaw.
This clue, however, weakened
when it was learned that Dr. W. B.
Holden of New York, the name un
der which the supposed companion of
"Thaw registered is on an automo
bile tour and at present is in the
neighborhood of Lenox.
The last heard frdm Holden was
yesterday, when his office here re
ceived a telegram from Saratoga,
New York. Saratoga is about 70
miles from Lenox.
The South Norwalk Yacht Club
clue also was exploded by Robert
Fowler, owner of the Kathmar II.
Warrants have been issued for the
five men wh ohelped Thaw escape at
Poughkeepsie. They stayed several
days at the Holland Hotel, Beason,
The man who figured as chauffeur
of the party registered at the Holland
House as Harry Flood.
A Harry Flood, a taxicab driver,
formerly lived on West Forty-first
street. His wife is away and he has
been missing from his boaruing
house for seevral days.
Harold H. Barnum, the Matteawan
gateman past whom Thaw escaped,
is in jail at Poughkeepsie.
The letter Mrs. Mary-Copley Thaw
says she received from Harry was
posted at midnight at a New York
City postal substation, and was writ
ten in lead pencil. It read:
"All well. Shall take rest before
coming to Elmhurst, as I might be
asked for interviews and do not want
to refuse. Yet do not care to make
any statement Hope M. and G. (Mrs.
Margaret Carnegie, his sister, and
George Carnegie, brother-in-law) ar
rived safe and you will go home together.
Washington. Federal officials,
Congressional lawyers and govern
ment alienists all agreed today that
no state Or foreign country could
legally extradite Harry K. Thaw.
Any state or foreign country may,
if it pleases, prosecute Thaw as a
dangerous criminal, but it may not,
legally, return him to New York.
Any foreign country to whicbj;