HARRY THAW ESCAPES
Keepers In Pursuit
New York, Aug 18
Harry Thaw, who was convicted of the murder of his wife’s lover in 1908, after a sensational trial, has escaped from the Criminal Asylum at Matteawan in an automobile. His keepers are pursuing him.
It appears that Thaw bolted out while an attendant was opening the gate to admit a milkman, and jumped into a car, the engine of which was running. Evelyn Thaw, his wife, fears that he may murder her. She says she has been informed that he went on board a yacht off the Connecticut coast. The asylum authorities are of opinion that he will try to reach Europe.
DIFFICULT SITUATION IN BULGARIA
Sofia, Aug 18
The situation in Bulgaria is becoming extremely difficult. While demobilising as rapidly as possible in accordance with the treaty, the movements of the soldiers who are being disbanded are being greatly hampered by the Roumanians, who still hold numerous railways and telegraph stations, and are living on the country, purchasing supplies at fixed derisory prices. At the same time the Turks are advancing in all directions, and are occupying places far beyond even the river Maritza. There are grave risks every day of collisions between Turks and Bulgarians. It is a noteworthy fact that the Macedonian and Thracian volunteer corps, some 20,000 strong, are unable to return to their homes, and are disbanding in Bulgaria. They are not likely to be pacific factors.
MIDNAPORE MURDER CASE
(From Our Correspondent)
Midnapore, Aug 18
At the Sessions Court, today, the Zemindar Murder Case was taken up. After the case had been opened and the examination-in-chief and cross-examination of the first informer, the village chowkidar, was over the business of the Court had to be postponed owing to the heavy punkha of the Court room coming down over the heads of the presiding Judge, Mr. Delevingne, and the two assessors. Fortunately no one was hurt. The case was adjourned till tomorrow.