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THAW TELLS OF HIS ESCAPE.
Declares Co-Defendants Are Not Con spirators.?Paid Thein For Job. New York. March 11.?Harry Ken dall Thaw went 011 the witness stan< I today and told the complete stor; i of his escape troni Matteawan. i dual purpose, his attorneys said ; prompted him to do so. Primarily ho rfpcirod to convince the jury try ing him and his co-defendants on ai indictment charging conspiracy tha he had recovered his reason. Hi wanted also to take all blame fo the escape. Thaw testified that the men thi State alleges conspired with hin were not conspirators, but men h< r had employed to assist him out o the State after he himself had effect ed his escape. He said he paid then $6,000 for their services and that h< gave Roger Thompson, who accom panied him to Canada, "a present o $1,000." The witness declared h< thought he had a legal right to fle< from the hospital, as he believed him self sane, and that had he remainet there his reason ultimately woult have been dethroned. Thaw told his story after his at ; torneys had made many vain at tempts to get into the record th< testimony of a half dozen alienist! ana more than a score of laymer who have had an opportunity to ob serve his actions. The presiding judge, however, refused to admit an\ more of this testimony thau was necessary to show that Thaw hac sufficient mental capacity to enter ? conspiracy. |* Thaw said that he had been ad f vised by Alfred Henry Lewis. ? writer, who had since died, that h( would be violating no law in escaping, providing no violence was usee to effect the escape. Cold-Blooded Almanac. ' You may get your feet wet anc your patience ruined, and you maj K-, * even lose your self-respect by telling r ' ~ ?k ohnnt if hut thp almanac savj [ / that you should look for the earl> flight of the robins on the 3rd or 4tl: of February, and, of course, yoi should. Somebody is sure to sa> that he saw the first robin before anybody actually sees it and as long as the almanac says to look for it yoi have some sort of authority foi thinking you see it whether you d( or not. At any rate, you must loot for it. The almanac also says thai now is the time to get rid of tlx English sparrow, while they are feed i\ ing in flocks and before they paii off and invade your bird houses Now, isn't that just like an almanac' Of all the cold-blooded things ar almanac is the worst! Here we have been putting crumbs out for tlx sparrows all winter, and the bravt little fellows have stuck around anc tried to show us how grateful thej were. Now that ~tt is time for tlx other birds to think about coming l&jS . we are to get rid of the sparrows. *t- ?-a in o" in flnfl'S ' I"'Willie llie? die iccuiut, it says, and that means that we must get rid of them before they have z chance^to marry and settle down Who knows how many little romance! which have flourished in all the cole and snow and other kinds of weathei we have had will he destroyed witi the sparrows? And it is all to be done so that the conceited, timic birds that desert us in the wintei may have their houses nicely-eleanee and aired and ready?empty of an\ memory of the cold, happy little sparrows that have snuggled in then all winter. The almanac may know when the robbins are coming, although it i! doubtful whether the robbins them selves know, but we are not ready te 1 give up the sparrows just yet. Ne doubt is a robin should make ar early fight he would make anothei one back South immediately. A - - j robin would not stay aruuuu ?m % things looking as they do now. H< must have sunshine and grass anc all good things. A robin is not i robin without his puffed-up self satisfaction, but although he is i foolish bird he is too wise to risk hi: precious pride by hopping around it the snow and slush.?Indianapolii News. Useful Sentiment. Just as the happy husband of i few months was about to leave hoim for the daily office grind, his wifi placed a hand upon his arm. "Harry, dear." she softly said "haven't you a lock of hair some where in your pockets?" "I have indeed, sweetheart." wa the prompt response of hubby, am he affectionately embraced the share of his sorrows and joys. "I have i right here in the pocket closest t< my heart!" "That's fine, Harry!" delightedl returned little wifey. "Won't yoi please take it and see if you ca: match me some puffs when you ge down town?"?Philadelphia Tele : graph. "I'm going South for the rheunia tism." "It's cheaper to get it here."?Bos ton Transcript. THAW ACQUITTED. " acing Almost Endless Litigation, 1 White's Slayer Happy. New York, March 13.?Harry K. haw, acquitted today of conspiracy HF.LI) BY COBOXKB. - ("harped With Deatii of J. W. F A rant. Pageland, .March 13.?The coro3 ner's jury investigating the death of T y J. Wesley Arant, killed in a street ^ fight here yesterday, when five other tc i. men were wounded, charges Sheppard West, who was wounded in the ^ - affray, with the death of Arant. That ir i "J. W. Arant came to his death from H t gunshot wounds at the hands of ^ e | Sheppard West" is the finding of the hi r I coroner's jury. West is in jail at Chesterfield. tc i J. D. Wallace and J. M. Arant are i in a hospital at Charlotte, where op- sc 5 erations were performed Friday H f night. Both are doing as well as ^ - could , be expected. Wallace is shot tc i in the abdomen, his intestines being te 3 punctured in eight places. Arant is ? - shot in the abdomen, his intestines se f being punctured in 11 places. Ar- r - thur West, who was shot four times 5 in the arm, leg and side, is in a se rious condition here. cc 1 The coroner's jury will have an- re 1 other hearing on Wednesday. In the meantime a thorough investigation m - of the affair is being conducted. Warrants charging rioting have I - been issued for eight persons alleg- ol > ed to have participated in the fight. w i m I>rugged and Robbed. ki ; y? A taxicab containing a young wo- w 5 man, stopped at the West Shore Ferl ry, in New York, at the foot of Twen- w i ty-third street, and the chauffeur, St Charles Lucas, of No. 320 West Nine- w< . ty-third street got down and opened w i the door for the woman to get out, ct ; says a dispatch. K He found her semi-conscious. He vt I asked Thomas A. Shevlin, a porter Tl in the ferry house, to get some selt- cc zer and lemon from a neighboring saloon. ci: Shevlin brought the drink and to ' was giving it to the woman when as Patrolman Left came'up. He could d? ? get nothing from the woman and fo 5 ordered Lucas to drive to the West cc Twentieth street police station. ci: 1 Dr. Dineen camel from New York 1 hospital and said at once that the woman was suffering from some drug, which seemed to be knock-out ar 5 drops, administered less than an hour t>, 1 before. In the woman's purse were a few cents and a receipt for $90. ^ * showing that Edith Thompson had ^ : been a patient in the Wadsworth ^ ^ Sanitarium at South Xorwalk, Conn., f from January 29 until yesterday. j Cluster lling Missing. "Anything missing that you no- ^ * tice?" Lucas was asked. b( "Yes," he said. "This woman en1 gaged men at the Hotel Belmont to J drive her to the D., L. & W. ferry. ..., J When she got in the cab she wore a J ring with a cluster of diamonds. I I re 1 am positive of this. ' j The woman was partially revived w * and questioned. She said that she H ? was Mrs. Edith Thompson, a widow, thirty-seven years old, but refused gr to give her address. Dr. Dineen ^ took her to Bellevue hospital, where 1 she still refused to give her address. * She said her best friend was M. E. g] % TV/v TAO T AvintrtAn Qvon 11P 1 VC5, ?'< U I V*/ UCAIUgbVii ? * VMWW. ^ 1 Questioned about the ring Lucas had seen her wearing, she said: . 1 "Yes: my ring is lost. I valued it ^ J at $3,000." r. ' Lucas told the police that when ^ Shevlin was giving Mrs. Thompson ' the lemon and seltzer he caught hold * cl I of her hand, and on the chauffeur's . ; complaint Shevlin was arrested He ^ 1 denied most positively that he had . . , ai seen a ring, but was locked up. ^ J A physician at the Wadsworth san5 itarium said over the telephone to " the World: * A Patient Until Yesterday. > "Mrs. Thompson was a patient here 1 until today. She left here as I unr derstand it to go to a sanitarium in L Paterson. X. J. 1 "No: Mrs. Thompson did not wear i a diamond ring when she left here. * If one was stolen from her it was 1 one she must has acquired after get" ting to New York. She left here 1 alone:" 5 The M. E. Ives, given as Mrs. 1 Thompson's best friend, is Mrs. 5 Thompson's mother. She was overnnma i->ct ni^ht whpn she learned that her daughter had been taken to Bellevue. She thought her daughter was still in South Nor walk. e No information concerning .Mrs. g Thompson could be learned from the Hotel Belmont. She never had regl' istered there and was not known. The police are anxious to learn if Mrs. Thompson met any one when s she alighted from a train at Grand ^ Central depot and what places she ^ frequented. 0 His Honor Gets Cynical. n >' Judge?What was the cause of the 11 rumpus? it n Policeman?Well, you see. judge, 1 this man here and that woman there are married? Judge?Yes. yes. I know: but what w was the other cause? K iGlendale Spring Water delivered by J. A. .Murdaugh for 50c for c gallon bottle.?adv. tf. n i escaping from Matteawan, faced I might a renewal of the determined! Torts of New York State to send ] im back to the asylum. In his cell < l the Tombs he was enthusiastic. ] is keepers said he was whistling ke a boy and seeemed to be the appiest man in the city. Almost endless litigation seemed ? be in 6ight as the result of the verict. The words of acquittal had :arcely died on Foreman Bailey's ps when Deputy Attorney General ook was on his feet, with a motion ? have Thaw recommitted to Mattawan. This was opposed by John . Stanchfield, chief of Thaw's coun- I il, on the ground that the court al- | ;ady had under advisement a mo- I on to return Thaw to New Hamp- I lire, whence he came to answer the >nspiracy charge. The motion was ^ mewed and Supreme Court Justice age set .Monday at 2 p. m. for arguent thereon. In His Old Cell. g? In the meantime Thaw occupies his d cell in Tombs prison, the cell in ov hich he was locked during the bo onths from the night he shot and lied Stanford White, nearly nine ? sars ago, to his removal to .Matteaan. ^ Thaw's four aides in his whirl- / ind automobile flight through four & ates from Matteawan to Cannada j? ere acquitted by the same verdict If hich acquitted Thaw and were dis- A targed. Deputy Attorney General ? ennedy, while satisfied with 1 the h srdict in so far as it related to haw, said that he had expected a H inviction of Thaw's accomplices. I An appeal from Justice Page's de- I sion in the motion to return Thaw | Matteawan was regarded almost i a certainty, regardless of what the icision might be. The case, therere, seemed likely to remain in the ? turts for months before final de- g sion. B A Knock-Down Blow. LA A friend of mine, an old mission- *(I Su y in China, gave a Bible to a culvated Chinese gentleman?a Consciani6t?asking him to read it and ien to tell him what he thought J >out it. After a few months he re- | rned to the missionary and said: I t have read this book with great J terest?it is a great book, and I |j n inclined to try these teachings," I] it, he added, "according to this II >ok you are not a Christian." I The old missionary, startled at II lis sweeping assertion, replied, II iVhat do you mean?" 11 The* Confucianist answered: "I II >ad that a Christian *is a man who II not handicapped by anxiety and II orry, and is usually a happy man. II e is one who knows that his God, II ho cares for the falling of the II nallest bird, will surely care for || m. This book commands him to II st his care upon God, and it as- I j ires him that he will receive the II ft of peace. I read that Jesus said II i his disciples tnat ne gave mem s joy, and he furthermore said, <et not your heart be troubled.' I id that a Christian is an unwored man. But y6u are the most orried man 1 know. You impress e as having a thousand cares. You e anxious about details concerng which, as these gospels teach, )u should trust God. You are not I 1 unworried man. You are not a & hristian."?Christian Herald. ^ Blowing. I Gee, haw. II Come up. mule. If He. haw? Ain't no fool. I De kerriage boss he J Pace so fine, ' But de good ole mule In' Am de one fo' mine. He'll pull all day An' nebber stop Mi Oh, me an' de mule _ Am makin' a crop. Gee, haw. Come up, mule. He. haw? Ain't no fool. De white folks ride To church to gran' . Behin' dere coach ' An' milk white span. Ole mule ain't pretty. But works till he drop? Oh. me an' de mule _ Am makin" a crop. id ?Florida Times-Union. A Timely Answer. ^ Professor?Can any gentleman tell j G< ie the question of theMnoment? 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