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Is. the title of a romantic novttettet
by Joaquin Miller, which will be pub- "
llsbed complete in next Sunday's
Dispatch. Tbe story is based upon.
CalifornUn history, and is tall or
stirring incidents and
Dxtor Cronin Was Condemned
.fo Death for Knowing Er
tirely Too Much,
Alex. Sullivan Accused by tho
Mends of the Murdered"
Man as a
DEFAULTER FOE $82,000.
Directly Charged That fle Appropri
f ated Funds of the Order to
His Own Use.
OKE WAY OP QUIETIIG THDfGS.
j State's Attorney Longenecker Will Investi-
gate the Matter Fullj Before
the Grand Jury.
WOODRUFFS CONFESSION WAS B0GU8
" The plot thickens in the Cronin tragedy.
A circumstantial charge is now made that
Alexander Sullivan misappropriated funds
of the Clan-na-Gael to a large amount.
The Doctor knew of this, had collected
evidence and was pressing an investiga
tion. Sullivan's bank account will be in
vestigated beibre the Grand Jury. Cro
nin's friends assert that he was condemned
to death on false charges of treason in
order to cover up the rascality of the con
spirators. Woodruff Las made no confes
sion, and McGeehan denies all connection
with the affair.
"'TBPECIAL TELXGBAll TO TUB PISr-ATCH.1
Chicago, May 29. Judge Longenecker
had a long chat this afternoon with Bryan
L. Smith, Eecerrer of the Traders' Bank,
Mortimer Scanlan, the Criminal Court Bai
liff, and Patrick Cavenaugh. The object of
the conference was to lay before the
State's Attorney certain facts about some
individual accounts with the defunct Trader's
Judge Longenecker was requested to seixe
t the bank books and submit them to the
grand jury forthwith. It was asserted "that
H7rould find in 'them evidence proving
what Dr. Cronin had been claiming for
years before his death, viz: That certain
Irish-Americans had been guilty of a huge
embezzlement of Nationalistic funds while
he was a member of the Clan-na-Gael tri
umvirate. Sullivan Charted With Embezxlement.
The charge was directed against Alex
ander Sullivan, who, it is claimed, was one
of Dr. Cronin's bitterest enemies. The snb
stance of the stories of Scanlan and Cava
paugh was Sullivan, while he was in the
triumvirate, went to Paris and demanded
from Patrickgan, who was then in exile
in the French capital, 5100,000 to carry out
the aims of the physical force men in
He demanded the money to meet certain
expenditures which had been planned in a
convention of representative members of the
Clan-na-Gael. Mr. E.za.-a, Scanlan claimed,
refused to pay over the money, and then Sul
livan threatened to disrupt every Irish so
ciety in America unless his demand was
speedily complied with. He pointed to the
fact that there was a large and growing ele
ment among Irish Americans that was dis
satisfied with the management of national
affairs and was ready to revolt as soon as a
leader appeared todirect them.
Egan Wai Forced to Fay $100,000.
A whole week was consumed in discuss
ing the demand of the American emissary,
and in the end Mr. Egan was convinced
that it would be wise to consult with some
of his colleagues before making his final
decision. He told Mr. Sullivan plainly
that he was opposed to granting so large a
sum of money for any purpose whatever,
but he was willing to abide by the decision
of other men who had as close a knowledge
as himself of the needs of the order at home
He offered to submit Sullivan's proposi
tion to Sheridan, the famous No. 1 of the
Phanix Park invincibles.and the leader of
the physical force men in Ireland. Mr.
Sullivan agreed to this offer and Sheridan
was called to Paris from Ireland
by telegraph. Within a week after
all the facts had been laid before
him he decided that the money demanded
by Sullivan had better be paid in order to
conciliate all factions of the Clan-na-Gael
in America, Scanlan claims that Egan paid
Sullivan $100,000 in cash from the funds of
the Irish National League, of which he was
the treasurer, and that Sullivan brought
the full amount to Chicago when he re
A Ble Shortage Alleged.
Instead, however, of paying the money
into the local treasury ot the Clan-na-Gael,
Scanlan claims that Sullivan turned over
only $18,000. The other $82,000 he depos
ited in the Traders' Back. Scanlan-dls-covered
this fact several months ago, when
the concern passed into the hands of the
Sheriff, aud when, by permission, he made
a thorough examination of the books In the
interest of Dr. Cronin and other prominent
Mr. Smith confirmed the story about the
deposit of 582,000 to Mr. Sullivan's personal
aecount, but he was nnable to tell how the
money was disposed of except in a general
way that it had been drawn out by means
iofchecks. He offered to submit the banks'
books to the grand jury and also to assist in
the examination of them for the purpose of
clearing up any joystsry that might attach ('
to the transaction. This is the alleged de
falcation which Dr. Cronin spent years in
attempting to explain to the Irish societies
Dr. CreaU Pressed the Feint.
He first called attention to it in the con'
ventionat Philadelphia and assisted by
Sheridan who was then in America, he
tried to press the charges against Mr. Sulli
van before a trial committee. Mr. Sullivan,
however, either explained the matter satis
factorily or evaded it altogether, and the
charges were dropped until last summer,
when the conflicting clans met in Chicago.
Cronin renewed the charges then, and was
nade Chairman of a trial committee of six,
which, it was supposed, was equally divided
on the question of the ex-ruler's guilt. Mr.
Sullivan was acquitted by the committee
after a long trial, one of Cronin's friends, a
petty office holder, voting with the majority.
It is claimed by Cronin's friends that the
trial was a farce, and that influences which
ought never to have been introduced into
the .Clan-na-Gael were used to work on
the religious prejudices of certain members
of the committee. They found their verdict
ot not guilty, so Scanlan says, on the word
of an individual who was introduced as a
witness, and who swore that the money wa
honestly disposed of.
An Active Attack Upon Snlllvan.
That was the only accounting the com
mittee asked for. Dr. Cronin, however, was
not satisfied with the result, and instead of
submitting to the decision of his associates
he was more active than ever in disseminat
ing his charges through the different camps
ot the revolutionary society. His object in
doing this was to bring about another trial.
It was also his purpose to submit the
whole subject to convention, which would,
be held in Philadelphia in July, and. as
scores of his friends had rallied to his sup
port the liveliest kind of a fight was antici
pated, and while a great many men were as
fully acquainted with the facts of the al
leged embezzlement as the Doctor, there was
none who was so competent to press them
for investigation. He had given the subject
his undivided attention for years.
Scanlan in submitting these facts to State's
Attorney Longenecker, recommended they
be looked into without delay. Judge Longe
necker took voluminous notes and promised
that as soon as he 'got ready to submit the
whole case to the grand jury he would call
for the books of the bank and have them
examined. State's Attorney Longenecker is
going to probe the murder conspiracy to the
bottom, and if he can secure the co-operation
of disinterested Irishmen he will have
the senior guardian of every Clan-na-Gael
camp in Chicago summoned before the next
Lnke Dillon is a Witness.
It is not unlikely, too, that he will have
Luke Dillon, the only member of the Clan-na-Gael
triumvirate who is known to the
public, placed on the stand for the purpose
of compelling him to reveal the names of
his two associates, as well as the name of the
district delegate who first handled the
charges, that were made against Dr. Cronin.
Dillon is the only man who can give this
information. He not only knows who the
district delegate is, bnt it is claimed that he
also knows the number of the camp from
which the death sentence emanated.
Thus far he has maintained a discreet si
lence because his own oath prevents him
from speaking about these matters. It is
said that the. object of his mission to
Chicago is to persuade sue or both of his as
sociates to Issue an order to the camps re
leasing every .man from the steel-ribbed
oath of the Clan-na-Gael that the murderers
can be apprehended.
Horsethief "Woodruff to-day denied that
he had ever said that he had taken the
doctor's body from the Carlson cottage. He
also denied having made any statement
Iceman Sullivan and Detective Conghlin
Lsaw nobody to-day. Neither has confessed.
The police officers held many secret confer
ences during the day, bnt they refused to
give the reporters any information in re
gard to their plans.
On raise Charges of Treason Preferred by
Unicrnpnlom Conspirators Dr. Cronin
Was Preparing to Annihilate the
Beal Traitors In the Order
rsrxcuL teligeam to thi dispatch,!
CHICAGO, May 29. The prominent Irish
man who furnished the inside information
regarding the Cronin tragedy already sent
to The Dispatch, said yesterday: "The
declaration that Dr. Cronin jras tried, con
victed and-removed on .trnmped-up charges
of treason is correct, but the men who bal
lotted for his death, and plotted nntil the
mutilated body of the famous Nationalist
was forced into the catch basin on the Evans
ton road, ksew that the charges were false.
"It was the actual assassins and their im
mediate colleagues who believe that tbey
were ridding the Irish world of a spy. The
leaders, or rather the arch conspirators,
knew differently. Thev were afraid of Dr.
Cronin. They "knew that he possessed se
crets which, if made public, as thev were
almost sure to do, wouia not only cover
them with infamy, but if pressed before the
courts of the land would send them to the
penitentiary. Dr. Cronin, had he lived,
would have been the leading figure in Irish
politics, for the reason that he wonld have
led an open and irresistible assault which
would have certainly resulted in the down
fall of false leaders and the collapse of a
Cronin Was a Dangerous Man.
"Dr.Cronin grew every day. His strength
was constantly increasing. Where he had
20 followers three years ago he had 100 at
the time of his death. He would have been
a dangerous man in the approaching con
vention. He carried bombs in every pocket.
His victims held "high places. It was his.
intention to hurl them off their pedestals,
and the dreaded weapons he carried would
have either killed them or torn the order
into fragments. Was the money levied aud
wrung from patriotic Irishmen In America,
remitted to a man serving a life sentence in
a British dungeon, or did it find its way
through other channels into the pockets of
"Dr. Cronin wanted to know something
about the way which his people were being
bled. He raised his voice against such
false pretense and hypocrisy. The noise he
made alarmed the conspirators. They
sought first to malign him and drive him
in disgrace from this citv. He continned
cry out against the infamy. He was twt-
ened with death. The ominous warning
onlv spurred hrm on to accomplish the work
which he desired to perform before his
death should come. He toiled night and
Something Had, to be Done.
"Evidence of the infamy of his perse,
cutors was in his pockets and in his safe.
The day upon which Dr.Cronin was to hurl
his bomb was fast approaching. Something
had to be done to remove him from th
jtsphere which he seemed destined to shock
with his exposures. To be killed for ex
pressing the rascality of crtain members
would have been a poorSentence for the
leaders of a certain faction of the Clan-na-Gael
to pass upon the doctor.
."So they tried and eofvicted Urn on f"e
charges of treason, and the executioners, who
were chosen from the superstitious, bigoted
and spy-detesting element of the oath-bound
order, set out on their commission in the
firm belief that they were to perform a
patriotic duty. Had they known the true
nature of the causes which led up to the
death ballot, I doubt if they would have un
dertaken to commit the crime, for I believe
that there is some humanity left in the
breasts of the rank and file of the Clan-na-Gael.
The executioners are not in Chicago
to-day. They came from. Eastern cities, and
if they have not returned vto their homes are
now in foreign lands.
Justice May Not be Obtained.
"The go-betweens,who were the emissaries
of the leaders and the advisers of the actual
assassins, are probably still in town. They
may be arrested, but I doubt if they will
ever be convicted. They are bound together
by oaths stronger than can be administered
in a Court of Justice. They are aware of
their strength. Each is confident of the
loyalty of the other.
The onlv man who can Dositivelv recoe-
nize the plotters is dead. The executioners
have fled. There are at present no means of
identifying them. What have the local
conspirators to fear when a search of 25
days has failed to reveal anything but a
blood-stained cottage on Ashland avenue
and a mutilated body in a catch-basin, or
to establish anything beyond ascertaining
the fact that Dr. Cronin was murdered?
"The statement that Sullivan and Wood
ruff have confessed is false. If these men
are innocent they have nothing to confess,
and if they are guilty they have every rea
son to believe that their criminality cannot
Woodruffs Bogus Confession.
"So far as Woodruff is concerned, I am
satisfied thai he knows nothing about the
crime except what he has gleaned from the
newspapers. The men" who destroyed Dr.
Cronin didn't take into their confidence a
tramp who once stole a violin in Muskegon
and at another time violated one of the
petty criminal statutes of Wisconsin. None
out tried and trusty men had a hand in the
tragedy of May 4. A strantrer would have
jeopardized the success of the undertaking
and imperiled the lives of the blackest as
sassins of the present decade.
'Woodruff is in peril of serving a 20 years'
sentence for horse stealing. A common
criminal, if he be possessed of any wits at
all, will grasp at anything to escape such
punishment as is probably in store for
Woodruff. There may be a traitor in the
'great band of conspirators. There are thou
sands of Irishmen who hope this is true.
Unless he can be found, however, there is
little hope of seeing Dr. Cronin's murder
He Denies All Connection With tho Murder
of Cronin How He Como to Bear
rested Terr Bitter Against the
Conklina A Salt Threatened.
i Chicago, May 29. Peter McGeegan,
the Philadelphia suspect in the Cronin mys
tery, told to-day ms experience since in this
city. He saidt "I had been working at
Pullman. May 6 a Chicago policeman in
citizen's clothes called upon me at my lodg
ings in that suburb and asked me a number
of vague questions. I was then bothered by
shadows and numerous foolish ques
tioners. "At last a Pinkerton man took me up to
see Mrs. Conklin. She first said that I was
not the man who called for the doctor. He
had talked to her a long while before the
question was asked, and the matter of iden
tity never entered his head. Mr. Conklin
presently came in, and the detective
introduced me by my proper name. As
soon as Mrs. Conklin heard it she asked me
to stand up, turn around, speak, and passing
in general review, and then pronounced me
the man. I believe that woman capable of
swearing a man's life away. Mr. Conklin
.had added to his wife's reckless jndgmeni
some false storiesjabout me that I will call
him to legal account for.
"I then went to Dinan, the liveryman,
and the keeper said I did not answer the de
scription, being much too stout. The po
lice now know that I had nothing to do with
the case. I believe that the feud, plot, con
spiracy, or whatever you mind to call it, was
purely a personal matter, and that the right
clew has not yet been struck, or, if found,
has not been published."
A MXSTEEIOUS AEEEST.
The BMlirankee Police Take a Cronin Sus
pect Into Camp.
MnAVATTKEE, May 29. It Js thought
that a man wanted in connection with the
Cronin case is under arrest here. The police
are very reticent, however, and considerable
mystery hangs over the affair. There
has been great activity in police circles
during the last two days, and the detectives
ot the Central station have suddenly beenn
to take great interest in the Cronin case. At
the Northwestern depot early this mornine
a very mysterious arrest was made. The
man was quietly taken into custody, but no
trace can be fonnd of him. The arrest Was
seen by several reputable citizens who
vouch for the fact. v
The man was not "booked" at the Central
police station and Chief Janssen professes
ignorance of any such arrest. He will not
make a blunt denial, however, that a
man was arrested at the Northwestern depot
-who is wanted in connection with the
Cronin case; neither will he deny that the
suspected party is being held at the Cen
tral station. It is thought that there have
been other arrests, and that the hurried
journey to juaaison oi tne arniiaaeipnian,
W. J. Gallagher, was for the purpose of
making an identification.
Raise Money to Help Fonlib
Murderers of Cronin.
fETICtU. TZLZOBAH TO THE CtSFATCB.l
BosxOK.May 29. Boston members of the
Clan-na-Geal vigorously repudiate the
suggestion that Dr. Cronin's murder, was
committed under 'instructions from or with
the approval of the order. They assert that
the trial will show that the Clan-na-Gaei
as a body is not responsible for the terrible
crime. The Boston branch has already re
sponded to the call for funds to be devoted
to clearing the good name of the order from
the stigma attached to it. Daniel P, Sul
livan, the President of the Municipal
Council of the Irish National League in this
city, said to-gay:
At a meeting to-be fcelff next Monday night
in Montgomery xuui, we crime ana ih antnors
will be officially denounced. The league is
against the deed and it would be tfad to assist
in any way tho police irr their search for the
murderers if it .had any information. 1 am in a
position to know positively that the murder of
Dr.Cronin was not committed with the con
sestet the Clao-na-Gael association in Chicago,
CeMinuoi on SiM Fqt,
PITTSBimG; tMBSDAY MAT 30, 1889..
TYiRTTTPtfTi PV TOTTiQ!
lUillUIllLU VI IJlUuOt
Old Christian Yoder Repeats in Court
the Story of How He Was
ABUSED BI A GANG OP BOBBERS.
Twice btrnng Up and His Thumbs Badly
Burned to Hake film Tell
WHEEE HIS M0JJEI WAS C05CEALEB.
Eii Ken en Iriil for as Ootragesa 'Assault en an
At Somerset a trial is in progress which
is of more than common interest. Half a
dozen are charged with brutally abusing
and tormenting old Christian Toder for the
purpose of discovering where he kept his
money. They were not very successful.
The story of the outrage is told in the evi
dence adduced during the trial, so far as it
rrnoir a stati1 cobbestoxbext.
SosUeset, May 29. Patriarchal in ap
pearance, or, as some say, Jike one of the
apostles come back to life, dazed by the
newness and strangeness of the modem
world, Christian Yoderj the victim of a
band of outlaws, sat in the old Somerset
Court House to-day and "gave testimony and
listened as others told of the crime that had
been perpetrated upon him. His testimony
was most dramatio in its simplicity, and
the crowd in the courtroom sat hushed as
he stood up, and with the rope the outlaws
had used to hang him, the slipknot just as
they left it, showed how they had twice
hanged him to make him confess the where
abouts of wealth he did not possess. No
anger shone in the old man's countenance;
his pantomime and his evidence were given
clearly and without heat.
ONE OF A SINGULAR SECT.
Christian Yoder is a member of the Amish
sect, and religiously dresses in their quaint
costume. A homespun jacket, dyed black,
cut in the most baggy, unfashionable man
ner imaginable, and coming just below his
hips, is the most conspicuous article of his
apparel, and in accordance with the dictates
of his sect it is fastened up to the chin with
hooks and eyes. His trousers are much
like any other ill-fitting garments of their
kind. A frosty halo of hair and beard sur
rounds his head. His upper lip is clean of
mustache and his face is shaven on the
upper parts of the cheeks. Long gray
curls cluster thickly around his shoulders,
while on the forehead and temples the hair
is trimmed short and parted in the middle.
His testimony was given 'partly in English
and partly in homely Pennsylvania Dutch,
which was translated for the Court by an in
terpreter. SOME OP XHEPEINCIPAI. ACTOES.
District Attorney Beisaecker was aided in
the prosecution of the case by General
Koontz and P. J. Kooser. The defense was
represented by John A TJhl and A. C.
Halbert. The defendants against whom the
strongest proof was brought during the day
were C. J. Lewis, Jackson- P, Sullivan,
Marshall Sullivan and Decatur Tasker.
Grant Dean and William Hill, according
to the evidence .for the prosecution, were J
accessories, ihe others, Jerry Mann,
Thomas and Clarence B. Anderson, were
shown to have very slight connection with
the case, and were made happy when the
prosecution rested to-day, by the Court
granting permission asked by the District
Attorney to make a motion for a nolle
prosequi in their behalf.
This leaves six defendants, instead of the
original eight. Anderson is a mere boy
and seems to have had practically no con
nection with any other of the accused. His
father, while teaching- school In TJniontown
during the winter, had , rented his country
home to Hill, and it thereby became
THE EENDEZVOUS OP THE ACCUSED.
The lad had been sent to the house for
some material that had been stored in a
room and got there in time to be taken in
with the others. Thompson, according to
his own story, was merely the cook forthe
rest, and for some time was not aware of
their occupation. No evidence to the con
trary was shown.
The defense opens with the declaration
that it intends to prove an alibi for the six
acoused. The latter are a very ordinary
looking lot of men, roughly clad, and give
no more evidence of deep depravity in their
appearance than they do of superior virtue.
The first witness this morning was Samuel
Stevens, who was at the house of the Mr.
Yorder in Elk Lick township on the night
of the outrage.
It was the 13th of April and 8 P. M., ac
cording to his story, when two men entered
by. the rear and two by the front door of the
room which formed the principal apartment
of the Yoder home. Ella Oakes and Fanny
Wilbelm were the other persons present in
addition to Mr, and Mrs, Yoder.
All. HEAVILY AKMED.
Three of the men, when thev entered, car
ried revolvers, and the fourth carried a club.
Mr, Yoder, on their demand, showed them
the drawer in his desk where his money
was. They took it, but were not satisfied.
They ransacked the iouse, and three of
them went to the cellar and made a hearty
supper, leaving- one of their nnmber on
guard, and supplvine him with a meal. They
men toot xoaeT into another room, and to
drown the cries that then came from the en
feebled man the fellow standing guard
stamped his foot and made other noises.
When this would not answer Yoder was
taken to the barn. They brought him in,
and tried to make him give them an order
for?400 on anyone who had that much
money. He told them he was too weak,
and they took him out to the barn again,
one of them saying: "It's getting late.
Let's take the out and kill him."
BBOUGHX BACK fx BAD SHAPE.
In 20 minutes they brought the old man
back, almost unconsoious, and his fade
badly scarred, Ett spat ont blood and one
of the men poured a little -whisky into a cup
go i. wj uiui. jluej waiuea to untie
Stevens, so that he might tie the women,
but he refused, and they did thewrkand
left, taking besides Yoder's money, 516 be
longing to.MiRs Baker, and some household
goods, bams, maple sugar, a bag of chest
nuts and other things. Stevens recognized
the two Sullivans, Tasker and Lewis as the
perpetrators of the outrage and no cross
questioning couia snaKe his testimony, ex
cept as to Tasker, whom he would not posi
tively declare to be one bf the men, as he
wore a mask over his face. The others not
being so well disguised he was certain of.
Miss Baker and Miss WilheMi gave cor
When Christian Yoder took the stand he
told a pitiful tale. The outlaws, when they
had taken the money he showed them, en
deavored to extort more from him by taking
him into a side room and choking him.
THET BTJENED HM Ipx ihuhB
with a lighted candle so that he has never
recovered the use of it They took him to
the barn( and, making a slip noose, put it
around bis head, so, that the inot was over
his mouth, and then suspended him from a
beam. On the sepond trip to the barn the
rope was put around his neck, and when
they lowered, him he Was uncoscious. "One
of them had advoeai
hanging him up
Land 'burning &e ba:
I auu vug isiny
ihS?as evidence that the bay had been
fired. On one of the rafters were the gray
hairs,,as though they had jerked him up so
i 8Uadenlv that Jill Iioari linri trnifc Rtld left
bem a witness against his persecutors.
When g. nrt affnw.Tinr,T,. tiA TltAi? fintr.
w iUVOfc iUCAlUf; U1C UAU UlttU ftUVntU fiM
when the outlaws laid him onhlstbedand
clatchedhis throat, one of them said with
aa oaths "I'll put a ballet through your
Ad and cut your throat If yon don't tell
ma where you've got more money."
A STEONO CHAEr piEVID13rCE.
A mass of testimony was introduced by
the Commonwealth to show-that the defend
ants are the. guilty-parties. Tasker, Lewis
and the two "Sdlltvans had been seen by
various persons from the 12th to the 14th of
May, first as though going to Yoder's and
then as though going from it, back to Pay
ette county. Lewis and Tasker, according
to the evidence, had been chased outof
many haymows, and at least one
witness, a boy of 15, had been questioned
as to the rich people bf the neighborhood.
One witness, who was one of the many
who had noted the fonr mvsterious strangers
about the time of the Yoder outrage, had
especially recognized Marshall Sullivan as
a tough, customer of long standing. It wai
on- 'Monday, April 15, that Lewis and
Tasken were captured and escaped. WiU
iam Hanna chased them out of his hay
Al THE POINT OE A SHOTGUN
at noon, and by afternoon had learned of
tne xoder affair, fle naa gone to nis
brothers, and while the two were talking,
Lewis and Tasker came up. Eoss Augus
tine, a neighbor,"was summoned, the men
were followed and arrested. John Hanna
and Augustine started with the men for
Confluence and John Walker and Andrew
Plannagan, leading a cow, were asked
to assist. Augustine, with Lewis
oa his buckboard, got far in
advance of the rest. Lewis complained of
heart disease and looked sick. Augustine
let him out to get a drink of water. While
getting it he drew a revolver, and as he
he stood up covered Augustine with it.
Hanna then came up on horseback, with
Tasker behind him.
Taskersized up the situation and entered
into a struggle with Hanna, in which he
mastered him and relieved him of his re
volver. Walker, who had lagged behind
with Flannagan, who was leading a cow,
came up just in time to be ordered to dis
mount and take to the woods with the other
two. The three obeyed orders.and Lewis and
Tasker escaped on horseback.
THE VICTIMS MADE TOJ3LTSH.
It was with many blushes that the victims
told of their mishap.
Edgar Kyle, who Is ex-Sheriff of Somer
set county, and keeps a hotel at Myersdale,
is the man who planned the capture of the
gang. He told of it in court this afternoon.
Dr. Pishner and Constable Albright, of
'Summit township, who were in the attack
ing party, supplied part of the story. All
bnt Dean were arrested at this time. ,
The afternoon of Sunday, April 28, Hill's
house, in Payette- county, a quarter of a'
mile from where the Pennsylvania and West
Virginia lines come together, was the scene
of, the capture of Tasker, Lewis Hill and
Jackfiulhvan; it is near Markleysville.
Tho house, was first quickly surrounded.
Three women came out and persuaded the
men inside to surrender. They were armed
with four Smith. & Wesson revolvers and a
donhlf-barreled gun, the shells of which
were found. to contain 20 slugs, besideaquan
tity o(bird shot. One of the women was
Hill's wife, and another was a sister of the
SOME OF THE SWAG IDENTIFIED.
In court this afternoon, some of the stuff,
found at Hill's house was recognized to have
been taken from Yoder's:. v
Thomas and Marshall Sullivan were ar
rested at the home of "Boss" Deanwho was
a witness for both sides to-day, and father
Oi.BB prOHcrtTtBH jewa.iuuujuu;iifns
arrested on the road.
The description of the house where Hill
and his party rendezvoused is most un
savory. One room was used as a storage
room, the others were a kitchen, a large
room and a loft, all filthy.
After the prosecution rested the defense
introduced one or two witnesses to prove
alibisand a lot more of the same will be
If Lewis Tasker and the Sullivans are
convicted of burglary, they will be tried for
assault and battery with intent to kill.
SEQUEL TO A DOUBLE TBAGEDI.
IUrs.BInttle Wilson Dies From the Wonnds
Inflicted by Hor Husband.
rsrxcuL teleobau to the dispa.tcit.i
EVANSV.ILLE, lND.,May 29. The sequel
to the murder of Mrs. Mattie Wilson by
her husband, Albert Wilson, and the sui
cide of the latter in this city, came to light
to-day. A letter written by the suicide and
murderer to his mother in this city, which
was first made publio to-day, states that he
did the awful deed because he loved his
wife dearly and that her affections had been
alienated from him by a prominent physi
cian hero Dy the name of V. V. Wedding,
and whose name is also given in the letter.
An examination made this evening
by the physicians showed that the wife re
ceived two wounds instead of one in the
back, and that both balls passed clean
through her body. She lingered until about
o o'clock this morning, when sue expired.
This was one of the most terrible tragedies
that has ever been enacted ip this city. The
details of the dootor's attentions to Mrs.
Wilson are of a most revolting nature. He
even had the brazen effrontery to thrust a
pistol into the face of her husband the same
day of tragedy, which was witnessed by sev
eral bystanders. ' '
At sight of the doctor's pistol Wilson ran
away, saying that he would arm himself,
which he did, and it was after he had se
cured a weapon, it seems, that tho idea of
killing his wife and committing suicide en
tered his head.
TWO DL0EERS COME TO GRIEF.
The Runaway Bride of an Hoar and Her
rSriCTAL TELKGBAH TO THE DISrATCH.1
Cassvtlle, Mo., May 29, The rapid
young Missonrian who last Saturday ran
off withanotherman'swife half an hour after
the marriage ceremony had been performed,
is now in the hands of the Sheriff on the
charge of abduction. The young lady Is
under arrest on the charge of bigamy. Her
name is Mamie Imel, and she ij not quite 17
years of age, She was a belle of
Carthage, and like many belles, be
came engaged to two lovers, but un
like other young ladies, she married them
both. J, S. Fritchett Was first chosen, and
he went away to Idaho and all details of the
marriage were perfected by mail. A young
farmer named,. XJUmer made such progress
dnring the last six months that Miss Imel
made & second engagement.
Last week Pritchett came on to seenre his
bride and last Saturday they were married.
Ullmer was quickly notified of what had
taken place, and induced the bride, about
an hour after the ceremony, to step
ont in the street and have a talk with
him. His buggy was standing nearby and
a few minutes after the conversation began
he grabbed tho bride up in his arms, depos
ited her in the buggy, and taking a seat be?
side her, drove off at full speed, A hot
pursuit was organised, but Lochinvar es
caped. It is alleged they were married
Tuesday, and hence the Sherifi and bis sin
ions arrested them.
Hall and White oa the Araeadment.
ISrXCIAL TXSMCGBAX TO TUX DHrATCH.1
GREENVILLE, May" 29, Laird's Opera
House was crowded to the very doors to
night with people to listen to Hon. Henry
Hall aud J. Q, White speak, for the amend
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BW0ES TO WEBSTEE
The Attorney for the London Times
is Tendered a Banq.net.
SOME, NEW "WITNESSES TESTIFY
Before the Parne'll Commission as to Out
rages in Ireland.
AMEEI0A WILL WIfT THE CONTEST.
Sasuan Troubles Will be Settled In a Satis- h
Attorney-General 'Webster was. given a
banquet at London last night. He is
satisfied with his course. Two Irish
members of Parliament testified be
fore the Parnell Commission yester
day. A sensation was caused in Borne by
a false report of the death of the Pope.
The Samoan negotiations are progressing
London, May29.-tf?our hundred solic
itors gave a banquet to-night to Sir Bichard
Webster, and presented-to the Attorney
General a complimentary address signed by
3,800 members of the bar. In returning
thanks the Attorney General said he wel
comed aspersions that procured, him such
Maurice Healy, member of Parliament
for Cork, was a witness before the Parnell
Commission to-day. He admitted that the
Cork branch of the League had received ap
plications from other branches for lists of
merchants who were members of the
League, in order that other merchants
might be boycotted. Mr. Healy held that
it was legitimate to place such a pressure
Mr. Joseph Bigger, member of Parlia
ment for West Cavan. testified that he had
been a member of the Supreme Council.
of the Fenian Brotherhood, but had been
expelled in 1877 for advocating constitu
tional action. He joined the Land League
A DISGUSTED PEOPLE.
He declared that the meaning of the
speech he made at Cork in the spring of
1880, in which he referred to the Anarchist
Hartmann as having imitators in Ireland,
had been misunderstood. As a fact, he had
only warned the supporters of Whiggish
candidates that the disgust of the people
was likely to result in the use of dyna
mite. In a subsequent speech at Castletown he
had advised the people to take care that the
land they occupied should be of no value
to the land grabbers. He had further said
that it was no part of the League's
duty to recommend the shooting of
landlords, but that it was its duty to
defend anybody charged with shooting
landlords or their agents. He had said this
because no confidence was placed in the ad
ministration of the law, and he had held
that the League ought to defend prisoners
whose crimes were the outcome of bad laws.
He and Patrick Egan were the trustees of
the funds of the League. He could not as
sociate either Egan or Sheridan with out
rages. Mr. Biggar said he had contributed
nothing to the Fenian funds. His object in
joining the brotherhood was to obtain its
assistance in Parliamentary elections.
THE MISSING BOOKS.
examined Mr, Biggar. Witness said he
never took part in the work or the League's
treasurer. He never drew a check or saw a
bank book. He was naturally indolent and
left the work to others. He did not
know where the record of the
money dealings of the League was kept, nor
did he even know why he had been .asso
ciated with Egan as treasurer. Just before
the suppression of the Land League, most
of the books were removed. Thirty-two
books had been handed to Mr. Soames,
solicitor for the Timet.
Presiding Judge Hannen remarked that
this was the first time he had heard about
these books. Sir Henry James said that it
was a mistake. There were no such
books in Mr. Soames possession, Mr. Big
Bar said that all the important books of
the league had been removed to England,
They were very-bulky. He did not know
that any of the books had been destroyed.
He had not the slightest notion of what had
become of the missing documents.
A NEW 7ICER0T APPOINTED.
Tho Unionists Very Anxious to Havo the
London, May 29. The Earl of Zetland
has accepted the Vice Boyalship of Ireland.
The deputation appointed by the meeting of
Unionist members of the House of Lords and
House of Commons held recently at the
residence of the Marquis of Waterford
called on Lord Salisbury to-day and pre
sented the petition adopted by the meeting
asking for abolition of the viceroyshlp of
Ireland and the transfer of its functions to
a Secretary of State.
In reply to the address of the petitioners
Lord Salisbury promised to give the matter
ms earliest consideration. u.ne sianaara
says that in view of the action of the
Unionists in the matter, the Government,
if it resolves permanently to maintain the
officer of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, will
act deliberately with the Separatists and
against the Unionists.
THE AMERICANS WIN.
It Is Stated That an Agreement Has Been
Made by the Samoan Commission.
London, May 30. The Berlin corre
espondent of the Daily News says that the
Samoa conference appointed a new
committee, which, after a lengthy
discussion, arrived at an agreement.
All the questions under discussion
will be definitely settled at to-day's sitting.
The agreement will be published in about
ten days, when the ratifications of the re
spective Governments shall have arrived.
The American commissioners will re
ceive instructions from their Gov
ernment by cable. Sir Edward
Malet,' the British Ambassador, goes to
London for instructions. Prince Bismarck,
Count Herbert Bismarck and Dr. Schwen
inger have gone to Schonhausen.
The Times' Berlin correspondent, refer
ring to tbe Samoa conference, says: "The
Americans had a tough fight for the asser
tion of their prlnoiples, but the convention
will show that tbey have not been unsuc
cessful,." THE POPE REPORTED DEAD.
A False Rnmor the Cause of Much Excite
, meat In Rome.
KOME,JIay29.-The public was startled
to-day by a report; ot the death of the Pop'?.
The rumor reached the House of Parlia
ment and caused much exoitementamong the
Senators and Deputies. On inquiry it was
learned that there was no foundation what
ever for tbe rumor. His Holiness is 'enjoy
ing good health, and attend) daily to the
duties of his office.
TheTreaty Between Germany and Italy.
Pesth, May 39. The FeMer Lloyd says
it is authorised to deny that there have been
any negotlationslooking to a renewal ot tie
German mi Iwliw jdlMe treaty
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TROUBLE IN BELGIBX.
The Opposition: Blake Serious Charges
Against the Present JoTeraaeot.
Beussels, May 29.-rIn the Chamber of
Bepresentatives to-day Prime Minister
Beernaert made a long speech, in the
course of which he strenuously de
nied that the ' Government was plot
ting the ruin of citizens through the
agency of police spies. He accused the op
position ot making political capital out of
the recent trials at Mobs, a charge that
elicited applause from, the members of the
M. Bard acensed the Prime Minister of
organizing a conspiracy. He demanded an
inquiry, and moved a vote of censure
against the Government. The motion
was rejected. A resolution express
ing confioVgce In the Government
was then adopted by a vote of 78 to32.
When the ministers left the chamber the
crowd outside hissed them and shouted,
"Besign, resign." Several persons con
spicuous in the demonstration were ar
rested. FAILED IN AFBAUD.
AToBBg Mas' Tries to Raise Hooey on
Raised Drafts and Is Caught.
Butte, Mont., May 29. On the 20th
Inst, a well-dressed young man named J. C.
"White, a stranger In town, presented Cashier
Heitt, of Clark & Laribee's bank, at this
place, with a draft on them drawn
by the Commercial Bank of Port
land for $1,200. It was good, anif"
was nonoreu. .a. jew aays laier vvniie
bought drafts on Clark & Laribee for $50
and $100 respectively, on the Commercial
of Portland, and for $100 for Helena. Then
he went to the Pirst National Bank here,
and purchased a draft on the same Portland
bank as before for $25.
Last Saturday letters of inquiry were
received from the Pirst National Bank of
Seattle. They wrote Clark & Laribee, ask
ing if a draft had been issued by
J, C. White for $5,600, giving
the number. A reply was sent
that the draft had been raised from $55. -The
Pint National here on the same day re
ceived an inquiry if a draft for $2,500 had
been issued by J. C. White and the reply
was sent that the draft was for only $25.
Advices just received from Seattle stated
that White had been arrested and indicted
by the grand jury.
STARVING NOT MUCH HAEDER
Then to Try to Lire and Keep a Family
on $15 a Month.
tSPICUL TXLEOBAU TO THB PISFATCR.
Bbaisood, III., May 29. The whistle
blew for work at the "J" shaft this morn
ing, and only 40 negroes responded. The
rest, about 600, did not go to work for fear of
being blacklisted as scabs. There was
no excitement. The Italians are apparently
lying low. All the miners In this coal
field are idle, and say they will starve be
fore they will go to work at less than last
year's priqes. It Is thought, however, that
they will accept a 5-ceut reduction.
They have been able to earn only $15 a
month. They say they mightas well starve
lyinsr idle, as workm? for not enoush
to live on. They are begging
for support in the surrounding towns,
and are meeting with success.
The four men held to-day out of the 26 ar
rested were taken to Joliet and lodged in
jail for carrying concealed weapons.
A DARING TiUiy'RoI'BER.
He Holds Up Trainmen and Passengers nod
Secures a Good Haul.
Junction, Wis., May 29. A train rob
bery occurred on the-Milwaukee and North
ern Bailway at Beaver to-night. The
train- had just pulled out of
Beaver, a station five miles from this point.
A man walked deliberately through the rear
coach to the rear door. Beaching that he
asked the brskeman: "What is the name of
the station that you have just left?"
"Beaver," was the reply.
"Well," said the stranger, drawing" a pis
tol from his Hip pocket,"! guess I'll trouble
you to shell out what spare change you
have in your pocket."
The brakeman complied, and then the
dare-devil proceeded on his mercenary mis
sion, calling upon each-passenger in a simi
lar manner. As he relieved each
passenger he made him walk
ahead And kept up this programme
until he had visited every coach in the
train. Having seemed something from
everyone he backed his way out, still hold
ing his revolver before him, and leaped from
the train in the dark just as the train was
pulling into this station. F, O. Allen, a
commercial man from Marinette, is the
greatest loser. He was releivedof $175 and
a gold watch.
WRECKED IN LAKE ONTARIO.
A Crew of Eight Persons Drowned
Kingston, May 29. Permission having
been received from the American Govern
ment, the steamer Armenia left this even
ing to rescue the schooner Bavaria, ashera
on Gallop Island, in American waters.
Nothing has been heard of the schooner's
crew, although the island Is In
habited, and it is certain that
they have been drowned. The
following were aboard the' vessel: Captain
Marshall, Felix Campan, mate; John Snell,
second mate; 'William Owens, Arthur
Boileau. Alexander Berry, Ellas Sins and
i Bella Hartman, cook,
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SWEET MAY FLOWERS.
And Green Tnrf to he Placed on the
Graves of the Sleejers.
A EESUHE OF THE AEBANGEMENTS.
What Will Be Done at the Various Ceme"
teries -Some Notable DCoasraents to Bo
Dedicated Speeches dad Oratory on tho
Programme Tho Major Schieiter 91on
nmeat Unveiled Flowers Gathered by
School Children Parades and Bands of
Basic Will Fill the. Streets A General
Galaday and Holiday,
All the arrangements for the decoration
of the soldiers' graves have been made. The
day will be observed in the usual manner,
and the flowers have been collected. There
will be a grand parade of Grand Army men,
and some notable monuments will be dedi
cated. Well-known orators will make ad
dresses, BOM time imme
the great epochs
in their history.
What nation has
more to the pafri
otism and the
than that of the
United States oa
After the Israel
ites had establish
ed themselves in the land of Canaan, and
the Hivite, the Jebusite, the Perisite and"
other nations had been so for quelled that
they served only as reminders of the heroio
deeds of Hebrew progenitors, in obedience
to the command of their great lawgiver,
Moses, the conquering nation jealously
guarded the commemoration of the great
day of the Passover, when the firstborn of
their taskmasters-, the Egyptians, from the
king on his throne to the captive in the dun
geon were slain. The children of the re
deemed were brought together and one in
authority propounded the query, "What is
this?" and then followed a discourse on ther
event and its significance.
The perpetuation of that observance tended.
to the nourishment of the sacred flame of
patriotism and it is a matter of historical
record that when nations cease to commem
orate the great events surrounding their
emergencies either from savagery or slav
ery they die and become slaves or savage"
THE ZNTEBEST INCREASING.
But though some moum the symptoms of
aeeay in jonrtn ot duly
observance, there seems
to be none in this sec
tion regarding tbe ob
servance of Memorial
Day. Mr. Bengough,
of the Grand Army
Committee, states that
the number of flags
pnrcnasea eaon year is
increasing and that in
terest in the observance
of the day seems to be
growing rather than
decreasing. As was
said by Judge Wilson
McCandless on May
u, loio, in ms funeral Rev. J. T. mint.
oration over the removal to the Allegheny;
Cemetery of the remains of Commodors)
-ajney ana Jweutenant Parker: 1
.These Bones yT8 i tna patriotic affection orths. "
American people. Clothed In thelmiKe or God,
and untTnfttwf vlth ffcvn
spirit of those depart-fl
ed heroes, they were
the public property of
the nation. Tont,a&
to oar sa;cessors. is '
trust of preserving!
them lnTlftUti" until 3
rnnflried thn .nraffu.v
the, last trump shall
can ins aesa to juar-'
Tbey awaken recoUee-'
tlons of the virtues of i
toe aeceasea, and-the
stlrrln g seen es la whlcsv
They remind ssalsooC
the inevitable boar
common to as all, sad,
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